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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 14, 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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Warner To Speak
Page 5A

Local Company, Global

Plans Photos & story on Page 5A

Garden Club Project

See Page 6A

Food Distribution


Classifieds

Obituaries


Page 7A

Pages lOB

Page 3B


Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 9A

Worship Opportunities P.4B

Trades & Services Page 1 2B


Wewa Library
Bid Approved
by Tim Croft
Wewahitchka city commis-,
sioners on Monday approved the
contractor and low bid for con-
struction of the new public library
to be built adjacent to the court-
house.
Commissioners also approved
the request from a number of citi-
zens to adjust the location of the
library slightly south, to face
Second Street ,instead of Court
Street, making the library visible
from Hwy. 71.
Groundbreaking for the
Wewahitchka Charles Whitehead,
Memorial Public Library will be
10:30 a.m. CST on Friday.
Fisher Construction of Wewa
secured the construction job from,
a pool of 10 contractors with a low
bid of $275.267.04.
The total cost to build. the
library is pegged at 8512,274,
funded through a 50-50 matching
grant with the state.
Though local officials have
met their half of the deal, fund-.
raising continues as library offi-
cials consider the future outfitting
of the facility with shelves, com-
puters. chairs and the like.
Ground Breaking Set
Sfor Friday Morning
Residents and book lovers in
. Wewahitchka will see a dream
become reality this month with
the groundbreaking for their
S town's new library. On March 15,
at 10:30 a.m. CT. town and
county officials. friends of the
library, and area residents who
love to read will gather for the
public groundbreaking of the
Charles Whitehead Memorial
Library.
The new library comes as
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Teen Court Program


Working


Court by and for Teens Is New Innovation In Gulf County


by Tim Croft .
The defense attorney urged
the jury to examine the defendant,,
a basically decent person whd had
suffered a momentary lapse' in
judgment.
The prosecutor asked the jury
to look past the person at the
defendant's table and consider the
offense when weighing: possible
penalties..
County court? One of the
many television courtroom dra-
mas?
Nope, this was Gulf County
Teen Court, a diversion program
run for and, more importantly, by
teenagers.
Though an idea that has
matured in recent years in larger
counties, Gulf County's Teen.
Court is in its formulative stages.
Having ramped up at the first
of the year, Teen Court has con-
vened in .Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka less than a half
dozen times..
. The early response to the pro-
gram, though, has been notewor-
thy:.
"I've been very pleased," said
County Judge Fred Witten, who
presides over the Teen Court ses-
sions. "We've had over 100 volun-
teers. both kids and adults."
But the kids carry the load.
They are the jury of six on a
recent night in Wewa and the
attorneys on both sides of the
case. Students also serve as the
bailiff and court clerk.
Even the defendants are there
of their own choosing. They -can
enter the diversion program only
by admitting guilt to rrunor misde-
meanors for example petit theft.
graffiti on public property, smok-
ing or tobacco infractions or dn-
ving violations and agreeing to
have their case heard in Teen
Court.
Although there are rare
exceptions, it must also be the
student's first scrape with the
law. And studenVs committing
more senous felony infractions
are ineligible for Teen Court.
Students can be referred to
the program by an SRO. the
Shprifrs Department, police.


school administrators or the
Flonda Department of Juvenile
Justice.
green n Court) itself is not a
guilty or not guilty court, the
court will only determine sanc-
tions." said Don Washabaugh, the
court's director, another way of
saving he expends a lot of time
and energy organizing the court
with little if any of what would
pass as remuneration.
The jury passes its verdict -
yes. it must be unanimous just
like adult criminal court based
on a sheet of potential sanctions.
both mandatory and optional.
Every defendant must serve
at least one time on a jury, deter-
mining someone else's punish-
ment. Each defendant must also
serve 10-50 community-service
hours: i.e. at school or church.
As another example,
Washabaugh noted that reports to
him indicate the county has some
of the cleanest EMS vehicles
(See Court on Page 6A)


Judge Fred Witten gives the "attorneys" (left to right) Randy Myricks, Jr. as the prosecutor, Jessica
Bland, and Amanda Picola some guidance


What does the future hold for..
the Port of Port St. Joe? This'is a'
question to which members of the,
Port Authority, community lead'- '
ers. thd' St. Joe Company aid-
local resident s are seeking an'
answer.
Last year the Port Authority
purchased 26 acres from the St.
Joe Company, which included the
four-acre port site adjacent to the
mill property on St. Joseph Bay.
This land purchase was hoped to
be the beginning of a new era of
port activity at what is considered
to be one of the finest natural
deep water ports In the state.
Last week Port Authority
members, Port St. Joe Mayor
Frank Pate, Gulf County Chief
Administrator Don Butler, and St.
Joe Company Vice President of
Economic Development Neal


. Wade visited the port at Gulfport,
Mississippi to get a glimpse of
%what the local port's potential and
, impact on the community could
.e. .
Andy Fobes, communications
director for the Port of Gulfport,
said at one point during his tour
of the site, "The nature of the area
(Gulfport) is tourism we (the
port and tounsm development )
have to work together."
This statement was one
resounding reason for the trip to
Gulfport. The union of a tounst
community and an active port Is a
vision that many see for Gulf
County.
In fact, the evening prior to
the visit to Gulfport, the group
visited Fairhope, Alabama and
viewed the use of horticulture
coordinated with restoration of
the town in a unique combination
to create a "destination place."
This visit came on the heels of
a program presented by the presi-
dent of Florida Ports Council.
John LaCapra. One of the points
of his speech focused on the port's
and community's future being so


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Mayor Frank Pate, Port members Tommy Pitts and Nolan
Treglown and Capt. Dave Maddox listen to Pat Hudson.


bright. He further stressed the
need for the entitles to work
together as partners particularly
mentioning the St. Joe Company
and the Port Authority.


The trip to Gulfport was slat-
ed prior to LaCapra's speech dur-
ing the Chamber .of Commerce's
(See PORT. on Page 4A)


FEMA, CBRA and Beach


Blaschum to be Laid to Rest Friday
SUSS Theodore Roosevelt in the ment from a fellow officer 'in
by Tim Croft war in Afghanistan. Blaschum's squadron, which was
Funeral services for former still at sea, read in part, "I cannot
Port St. Joe resident. Lt. Cmdr. Though the accident remains define the impact (Blaschum) had
Christopher M. Blaschum will be under investigation, early signs define the squadron."ct (Blaschum) had
.. nit to a mechanical lrobl on the squadron."


neld 2 p.m. Frinay at me ua.k
Grove Assembly of God Church.
Blaschum will be laid to rest
at Holly Hill Cemetery immedi-
ately following the services.
Blaschum, 35, was killed
March 2 shortly after taking off in
his Tomcat F-14 fighter from the
carrier USS John F. .Kennedy dur-
ing a training exercise in the
Mediterranean Sea.
The Kennedy was on its way
to the Arabian Sea to relieve the


around the front wheel of
Blaschum's Tomcat.
Blaschum and his radio inter-
cept officer, Lt. j.g. Rafe Wysham
both ejected from the plane.
Wysham survived, but Blaschum
was killed.
A memorial service was held
for Blaschum on March 6 at the
Naval Air Station Oceana in
Virginia Beach, where Blaschum
was stationed.
During that service, a state-


The statement detailed how
Blaschum excelled as a pilot,
instructor and supervisor. As an
officer, the statement .continued,
Blaschum "embodied the best."
Blaschum was a 1984 gradu-
ate of Port St. Joe High School
who friends and former teachers
said last week knew early on he
was going to be a fighter pilot.
Blaschum is survived by his
wife Jodi and two sons, Max, 8,
and Jack, 6.
(See OBITUARY on Page 3B),


Barrier .

Most of the major items dis-
cussed during Tuesday's county
commission meeting focused on-
--issues of interest to Cape San
Blas, and Indian Pass residents
and users of the various public
amenities at those beaches.
At the top of the list was a
report from Gulf County Chief
Administrator Don Butler, on a
recent trip to Washington, D.C. to
meet with FEMA and the
Department of Interior/U.S. Fish
and Wildlife.
Butler said the most encour-
aging news from the meeting was
- information from Department of
Interior (DCI) attorney David
Smith. he told the Gulf County
contingent that CBRA designation
could be changed by administra-
tive action. This was good news
because the county had hereto-
fore believed that the only way to
alter CBRA (Coastal Barrier
Resource Act) designation was by
legislative action.
Going through a legislative
process was anticipated to be a
long, expensive, and difficult road
for those wishing to have the des-
ignation removed, after explaining
the process to the board Butler
asked the board to make a formal
request from the DCI to modify or
remove CBRA -designation from
the Cape San Blas and. Indian
pass area.


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The group also met with
FEMA and discussed flood map
regulations within the county.
Another area of concern is
FEMA's elevation/flood ratings at
White City. Butler said FEMA
agreed to look at the area as soon
as funds-were available. Property
owners and the county feel that
current flood elevations of the
area are not in line with actual
high water data and should be
reassessed.
Butler, building official
Michael Hammond, Gulf Coastal
Committee president Ron Morrow,
county engineer Ralph Rish and
Chris Stosser and Jim Norton
from U. S. Congressman Allen
Boyd's office attended the day.
long' meetings on behalf of Gulf
County.
BLOCKING OFF THE BEACH
Someone or group apparently
decided to take matters into their
own hands irn efforts.to stop beach
driving in the Cape San Blas area.
Commissioner Jerry Barnes
brought the matter to the board's
attention showing pictures of
what appeared to be a plywood-
barrier along the beach.
Comm. Billy Traylor moved
the board take action ASAP to
have the blockade removed, and
to give county attorney Tim
McFarland authority to take nec-
essary action to resolve the mat-
ter. The board unanimously


d Agenda
approved the motion.
in a somewhat related matter
Commissioner Barnes also asked
the bqard to look at changing the
beach driving ordinance to allow
the purchase of a seven-day non-
resident beach driving permit at a
cost of $50. The board agreed to
to the recommendation to begin
the process-of amending the ordi-
nance.


CDBG Grant Moving
Forward
Commissioners held their
second public hearing on a CDBG
grant application tied to economic
development and the creation of
jobs Impacting local, residents.
The grant is intended for use to
extend central water and sewer
from Mexico Beach along U. S. 98
to the. Integras Therapy &
Wellness Centers, Inc. at Beacon
Hill and the pave an access road
to the expanding business. Grant
funds applied for a $700,000 total
and are being sought by the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
*Received recommendations
from the probation officer inter-
view committee and hired Barry
Hand as probation officer for Gulf
County. The board also agreed to
hire Jean Revell and Stephanie
Richardson to Emergency Man-
(See County on Page 8A)


What's In The Future for the Port


Local Group Tours Port of Gulfport Seeking "A Vision"


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 ""
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ht444c,4 D0 /4i W4 IC4 by Kesley Colbert


Moving Like


Greased Lightning

I hope most of you caught last week's article concerning The Star get- th
ting hooked up to DSL internet service with GT Com. t
Now, jI know that there are a good number of our readers who really C
could care less whether we got hoqked up to DSL, or for that matter the Y
NFL-especially if you don't happen to have a computer ahyway. I can tc
relate to that opinion somewhat. I'm surely not the highest-tech redneck
on my block. In.fact, we don't have a computer in our household. ,
Of course, after you deal with. 10 to 15 of, them during the course of
the day at work, who wants to see another one when you get home. Did
you know that approximately 60'o of households in Gulf County and The
Star's extended coverage currently have computers? That in itself is a sur-
pnsingly high-figure; but even more surprising is that nearly 40"' of
households are connected to the internet.
Now frankly, I have no desire to pull up to my computer and set down
to read the paper. There are several reasons for this-the biggest one
being it's'hard to lean back in..my chair, cross my legs, drink my first cup
of coffee of the day'and relax as I flip through the pages of the paper. You .
just can't do that with a computer-not even a laptop.
Take my word for it though. there are a lot of folks who read ihe Star
on line religiously. If we happen to run a few hours behind on our weekly
posting to the web dutes. Wendy.-Tfie Web Poster" Isbell is gonna' get a
letter or two., ll guarantee it. I
Just to try' and explain; .hat DSL brings to the table, it used to take'
approximately four hours every, week to post The, Star's information
online-not including the classified pages. The first week using DSL that
time was cut in half. This one application alone will more than pay for the
cost of having the service (don't tell the folks at GT Corn that though)
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is up to 50 times faster than traditional
dial up service and is going to allow us at The Star to receive and send dig-
ital files electronically that would have otherwise been impossible to han-
dle over the internet.
This new service has the potential to have even greater impact on us
at The Star as we utilize it in our commercial printing department. OT j'
Corn has brought a much needed and appreciated service to the commu-
nity through the company's expansion into DSL service. .



Tell "FOX" Not "Fox"

I was listening to the FOX News Channel Saturday and the program's
announcers were showing how actor Alec Baldwin was recently address-
ing a group and equated the election of President George Bush to the 911
catastropherin New York, City. : ., .,-,
Well, not only did old Alec lose a viewer the next time he appears on
a movie I might have considered watching. he managed to get my dander
up a bit, top.
The show's host asked for feedback from viewers on this question-
just dial 1-888-Tell-FOX and give us your opinion. I wanted Alec to know
what I thought about his statement. All I could see in my mind's eye is
where we would be at today if Clinton or his protege Gore would have been
in office when 911 occurred. (Incidentally Hillary was at the gathenng Alec"
spoke at). -
I grabbed my phone and commenced-to dial the numbers. Only prob-
lem was I didn't write down the prefix, so I dialled the most cornmmon one
1-800-Tell-FOX. when the phone was answered on the first nng I could-
n't believe it. I thought for sure I was fixing to get the opportunity to Tell-
FOX what I believed. I was going to tell them Alec has the right to believe
and say just what he wants in this country-mostly because a good num-
ber of Americans had bought and paid for that right with their lives. But.
I've got my rights too, and every time I see his face on my tube I was going
to exercise my "right" forefinger and use the remote on my TV, so I didn t
have to look at or hear him any longer and I hoped a lot of other folks felt
the same way.
(Phone answered)-"Hello,. welcome to Tell "Fox" (as in sexy, good- _
looking, provocative, sensuous and lusty) phone line. If you' are not at:
least 18 years of age please hang up. There will be a charge of $1.99 per P
minute for all.calls ...." .
I hung up before I heard any more verbal action. Besides she didn't
really seem too interested in' hearing about: what Alec had said.
Incidentally, Alec didn't get good reviews from those who were in atten-,.
dance for his whims.of wisdom either. ,"


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places
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It's the little things at first.
our cat takes to running with
hose females from over on Hunter
ircle. The battery goes dead' cdn.
our truck right in the middle, of
iwn. Every pair of "good" sdcks


Roots of My Raising"
w-n have those dreaded thin you can't get there because that out at the end of Stonewall Street.
. worn in the heel. danged ole train keeps a-running Maybe it wouldn't be considered
ie next "thing you know the over you going and coming! much by today's standards. But
nditioner is draining into the Ever had those spells? you talk about a castle if you could
iall E-,,enr,-.'ne at work .all of a You know the edge is near just reach those walls!


sudden is an expert on how you
ought to be doing it! Your children
don't care what you think. You sal-
vaged what you could out of your
Enron stock and quickly invested
what little was left into K-Mart.....
Life can, get tedious at times.
Topsy-turvy! You know about that
light at the end of the tunnel but


when you start talking to yourself.
Is it worth all of this? I didn't start
out to end up right here!. Life is
rushing by and I'm trying to catch
on with a mule and a wagon. And.
where is my ship!
Sometimes life can; put you in
bad need. of. a bell cow.
I thought of the 'little house


There was nothing quite so
"safe" when I was growing up. It
didn't matter what kind of names
'Bobby Joe Waldrup called med..'.if
didn't. matter if Millicent
Blackburn told' me to take a hike,
she was in love with H6ollis
Mayo.....it didn't matter if my little
league coach suggested that I
might consider taking up the
piano.....it didn't matter that we'd
borrowed Anne Alexander's big
Buick and it was now turned a lit-
tle up on one side in that big ditch
out on the clay pit road.....if I could
just get to the house.....
I closed my eyes'and remem-
bered the peculiar rattle of that old
brass knob turning on our back
door. I pushed in and was over-
come by the corn bread fresh-
from-the-oven smell, mixed with
the cooking collards and pungent
odor of fatback melting in the pot.
Mother was rustling about,
but she would pause, smile, and
inquire about my day. She wasn't
"just asiang"-she was genuinely
interested in all I was doing She
could always see where I was com-
ing from. what I was trying to do
and that I really didn't mean no
harm when my train got a little off
the track.....
Moms will defend you to the
death.
I utiptoed down the hall, Daddy
would sometimes be asleep in that
big chair. He wasn't quite so forgiv-
ing as Mother. I'd study on the
lines etched across his face, the
white hair, those extra big hands
that had lifted me. taught me. dis-
cilined me, provided for me, pro-
tected me....
He wanted the truth. Plain and
simple! Straight-out! Every time
Once you understood that you and
him could get along just fine. And
..once he.decided you wece-.o.k,, he
was on your teamforeve. Nothing
was going to happen to you as'long
as he was around!
I eased down on the couch
beside him as my eyes surveyed
the room. I strained an ear toward
the comer where the giant, stand-
up Zenith radio had provided so
much fun. I could hear the roar qf
Captain Midnight's plane, hoof
beats of the great horse Silver
thundering across the plains',
Kingfish trying to sell Amos an air-
plane, Red Foley belting out Peace
In The Valley on the Prince Albert
portion of the Grand Ole Opry.....
I held out my hands to feel the
warmth from the fire. I thought of
three little boys who raced to that
hearth on cold mornings. And then
fought 'over who got to stand the
closest
I lingered over the picture of
Pa and Gran. I c ~ld feel and see
'em clearly. Pa vith his quiet
patience. Granny, talking a mile a
minute. Both so happy, and so
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


March Birthdays Just Make All of Us Better-Even George
ANOTHER BIRTH month has .: FOR THE PAST 30 years, here ever became able to. buy some-
rolled around for me and a half George and I have observed each To here him tell it, he was thing better.
dozen other citizens of Port St. Joe. 7 "". -, others birthday. His is March 9 instrumental .in building every-, He has kept that promise!
George McLawhon. Sarah Maddox.. ET IN Sl KU LU and mine is March 20. I'm not thing around here, from building He says he doesn't MAKE his
Ruth Moore Braxton and myself. nearly as old as he. but sometimes the old "Shell Road between here wife. cut 'the grass, fix the roof,
all have birthdays in the month of he acts like he is nearly as young -and Apalachicola to riding in the paint the house or any other of a
March, along with a few others. as I. He would still be retired for first automobile, ever to come to dozen or so chores she does regu-
We're all one year better than we Written by Weslcy Ramsey i several, years, if: he were my agel this area. larly.


were this time last year.
I saw, in the pages of this
remarkable newspaper. .where
George's family has already ran an
ad, acknowledging his birthday.
They ran a picture of George, take
when he was just a little boy of
about four or five years old. I did-
n't ever know photography was
invented yet, when George was a'
baby boy, but apparently it was! .
. Daguerreotype, anyhow.
Matthew Brady 'must, have
taken George's picture. After all,
he is 90 years. old.
I'm not!,

GEORGE IS IN A Sunday
School class I have been teaching
'for several years. So is Billy Barlow


and "Rip" Sewell. ;
Billy spends the first.two min-
utes of the class teasing George;
almost invanably about his age.
George retaliates with, "I'm not the
oldest person in this class; "Rip"
Sewell is!"
And, he is!
It seems to do George, an
untold amount, of g6id to be able
to point that out.
At which Billy will, begin to
tease him about where he "ate" last.
and how much money he has.
George doesn't tell one the way
'to a'certain-place the 'way most
folks willdo it. Most pIople will tell
you which road to follow to get to a


certain place. '
George gives directions by the.
restaurants one passes on the way'
to where one wants to go. It's "as'
good a method as any!
George. must be getting old,
though; he no longer claims to "feel
just' like a 16-year-old. kid". He
stopped making that claim about
six months ago. .
George is still the life of every
'party. He'll use those "China clip-.
pers" to "eat the best meal he ever
had"' when it becomes available.
He,lives to eat, while most'.folks
wAio nranage to get to be hisage,'
eat to live!


So, he has stopped comparing our
.ages ...
SI'm glad of it, too.
George. who was reared in
Apalachicola, '. claims to have
,worked on th'e "green chain'! at the
now defunct Sheip's Sawmill when
'it was in operation.
Sheip's Mill was one of the rea-
sons the Apalachicola Northern
SRailroad built its line and that was
around 1905! -
I suspect he also helped the
late Dr. John Gorrie build his first
ice machine! '
He says he worked on building
the .first bridge across the
Apalachicola. River-just before he
got a job helping build the paper
mill wVhich Alfred I. duPont built


DON'T MISUNDERSTAND me.
I like George. He's like a grandfa-
ther to me!
Bill Barlow keeps his thinking,
process working, remembering
comebacks to counter his put-
downs with. Bill does his job well '
and George is never at a lack for
words to rebut his prickly
remarks.
George's favorite claims to
fame are that he doesn't eat mul-
let, nor does he associate with peo-
ple who do! It seems that when he
was growing up in Apalachicola,
the only thing they could count on
for -dinner was mullet fried in
water! He made a promise to his
mother, never to eat another if he


He just makes her WANT to dO
the chores. I've never asked Audra
if this true or not. Actually, I have
never asked anyone if his claims to
having worked at feeding the
"green chain," building bridges,
commercial fishing, or building
paper mills is accurate, either.
I never have checked out his
claim to being a "whiz on roller
skates or with a yo-yo" when he
was in his teens, or not. Of course,
I didn't know that.roller skates or
the yo-yo were even invented prior
to fig leafs for blue jeans, either!
* Suffice it :to-say that, George
isn't shy about telling one of his
accomplishments. He has lived
long enough to have done them alil


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Local Company Has Global Goals


Innovative Design and Manufacturing, Inc. Has Expansion Plans


by Tim Croft
Nestled at one end of Victoria
Avenue in the shadow of a hulk-
ing carpet warehouse in Highland
View, Richard and Lettie
Reinholtz labor to become integral
gears in the engine of economic
revitalization in the county.
From the ashes of a bankrupt
predecessor, they have the profile
of their Innovative Design and
Manufacturing Inc. rising in the
sector of air and vacuum
machines for automobiles.
Everyone who operates a car
,knows the machines: the ones at
the neighborhood convenience
store or car wash that for four bits
or so provide the air to fill tires or
the suction to clean your uphol-
stery.
"We're a relatively new com-
pany and it's a question of getting
the word out," Richard Reinholtz
said. "But could we put .Port St.
Joe on the map? You betcha."
The company sells to both
individuals and businesses. While


its current customer base is con-
centrated heavily in the
Southeast, the company has, the
Reinholtzes said, nonetheless
spread its reach into markets as
far flung as Puerto Rico and
Greece.
A distributor in Brazil is con-
tracted for 1,000 units with a pos-
sible future, contract for an
additional 2,000.
Negotiations are ongoing with
a distributor in Mexico to contract
for 30-40 units a month, Richard
Reinholtz said.
IDM touts itself the "fastest
growing manufacturer of vacu-
ums, air machines and air/vac-
uum" combination units with
new sales the barometer in the
country.
And all those machines spill
from a non-descript bluish-gray
building behind Carpet Country.
"It's all done here," said Lettie
Reinholtz. '"hat's the crazy part
about it."
"We're pleased to be here. We


Kesley co
secure, with their lot in life.
Roots! It sure helps when you
have a little' insight as to exactly
whose blood coursed through youif
veins.
I eased into the hall and made
a left turn into the bedroom. My
Room! Well, it was mostly
mine...and Da'id ,Mark's and.
Leon's.....I could see the bunk,
beds. And pillow fights. We fought
Indians in that. room.,' And
Germans and Japanese.
We sweated and complained
late'into the hot, July nights. And
slept together in December. We
replayed the day's events. And
philosophized on things to come!
We laughed, cried, celebrated,
hubbuded and commiserated
together. And somewhere down
there among the fights and talks I
realized these were my two best
friends, now and forever.....
As I turned to leave I instinc-
tively glanced behind the door to
see if the fist size hole was still in
the sheet rock. (Mnom, I'm going to
confess after all these years-it
was David!)
I stood on the porch and


ntinued from Page 2A

remembered the ball games in the
yard. The people dropping by for a
visit. Mary Hadley Hayden in the
swing.
It's amazing what a trip back
can do for your psyche!
The cat was ,still over on
Hunter but I'll worry about, that
when the kittens come. A new bat-
tery fixed my old truck right up.
There are people in the world that
don't have shoes, much less socks!
I won't need the air conditioner
until spring. My kids still care
what I think 'when they need
something. And my tunnel' has
been lighted from the begin-
ng....l just didn't see the rainbow
sometimes for the selfish bustle
I, don't need to waste time
looking for a ship-I need to be
more aware of the time I've been
given! And I must cherish the
.memories, this very moment right
now, and the possibilities that lie
ahead.
It. sure worked for me. and
Leon and David Mark back there
in that bedroom. Things ain't
changed that much..... .
-., .Respectfully. Kes ... ;


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love to be here We just want to (See Global Goals on Page 9B)
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annual dinner and comes after
meetings between St. Joe and the
port group concerning the port.
.During conversations be-
tween Fobes. and local port direc-
tor Tommy Pitts, Fobes explained
that some products are not
shipped through the port at
Gulfport because' of the relation-
ship between the community and
the close proximity of the port to
the city.
Pitts explained that this was
part of the reason for the visit
because these are some of the
very same concerns the Port
Authority has to consider as they
market the port in Gulf County.
The phrase "niche port" was
mentioned as Fobes described
their port as the third largest con-
tainer port along the Gulf Coast.
,They have achieved that status by
capitalizing on the "niche port"
'concept.,


d at the port. The Port of Gulfport is the third most active


Some of the "niche" items that
have been expanded upon at.
Gulfport are: #1 in banana
imports to the U.S.; #2 in fresh
fruit imports; and #1 in poultry
exports to the Russia/Baltic
region. Some of the other signifi-
cant products imported and
exported include mahogany lum-
ber, linerboard, aluminum, fence
board, cotton and ilmenite.
Traffic at the Port of Gulfport
far exceeded the expectations of
most who made the trip. The port
employs approximately 400 peo-
ple at the site. Direct employment
figures beyond the port site
exceed 8,000 jobs and indirect
employment: exceeds another
4,500 jobs, for a total of approxi-
mately 13,000 jobs. Most Port
Authority members seemed to feel
development locally would be at a
much smaller scale, but still the
potential is there. for dramatic


Andrew Fobes and Pat Hudson with the Port of Gulfport explain the scope of activities to the group.
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somewhat of a surprise. because
the \Vewa residents who wanted a
new facility were told by officials
that they probably would not suc-
,ceed in raising the quarter rmullion
dollars necessary tolreceive a vital
matching state grant.
But officials did not count on
the determination of the people.
Retired Gulf County teacher
Marlene Whitlfield NlcNair and


husband Allen McNair led a group
-of-Wewa volunteers in the effort-to-
raise 8256.000 for the .nmat.chi ,
funds grant. which had been
approved by the Florida Division
of Libraries. for a new 4.000
square foot library. The group.
Named the Wewahitchka Library,
2000 Building Committee. raised
the money in just over one year.
meeting the deadline for the
matching grant. The state recently
released the additional S256.000
,in grant money,. clearing the way
for construction to begin.
Arvida and Gulf Electric
Cooperative made major contribu-
tions to the funding dnve. and


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gave $50,000. The new library will
carry his name.
The eistung library has been
housed for 37 years in two smajl
rooms in the histonc former Gulf,
County courthouse. The new facil-
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to the old building. .
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Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
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If yo.u find these villains hiding out in your home round them up and bring 'em in.

Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
March 23 Gulf County Courthouse
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economic impact.
Not only dramatic impact but
a compatibility with the commu-
nity surrounding the port in Gulf
County. The. Port St. Joe Marina
and City of Port St. Joe rest in the
shadows of the existing port facil-
ity and the port area beehindl-the
old mill site.
Port Authority members are
planning at least two other visits
to ports in the area as they follow
through with efforts to market the
local port facility jn a fashion that
creates good jobs' for the commu-
nity while blending well with other
economic development initiatives
taking place in the area.



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answers to name BUFORD.
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Pens, near Holly Hill
Cemetery. 1Missing since
March 4, 2002.
Have information call:
850-227-9297
850-227-1410
899-8335


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 PAGE 5A


Warner

Speaks

The next meeting of the Gulf
County Republican Party will be
held, at Butler's On .The Bay
Restaurant on Monday, March
18th at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Guest speaker will be Tom
Warner, Florida's Solicitor
General, who will be seeking the
office of Florida's Attorney
General in the fall election. Tom
was appointedE Florida's first
Solicitor General in July of 1999.
As such, Tom represents the State
of Florida in the U.S. Supreme
Court and the Florida Supreme
Court in civil cases involving con-
stitutional issues.
He attended the University of
'Florida on a football scholarship
and graduated with a degree in
Finance and Investments in 1970.


MEREDITH FENSOM


Tom Warner
In 1973 he received his law
degree with honors, and began
private practice in Stuart.
In 1992 Tom was elected to
the Florida House of Represent-
'atives and served there until
1999. In addition to serving, on
numerous committees, Rep.
Warner was Chairman of the
House Judiciary Committee and
the Procedural: Council. In 1997
and 1998, Tom was designated by
the Miami Herald as one of the top
six most influential members of
the Florida House of Representa-
tives.
The office of Attorney General
is most important to Flonridians in
this election. since after November
Florida will have only three
elected. Cabinet officers in addi-
i n to, ithe Governor. These will
include Chief Financial Officer,
the Comrrussioner,. of Agriculture
and the Attorney General. Gone
! % will be the Secretary of State. the
Commissioner of Education, :the
Insurance Commissioner and
Comptroller.
Please call Sara Ross at 227-
2590 for reservations by March
16th. Light hor-s d'oeu\Tes and a
cash bar will be offered.


June 29"
Mr. and Mrs. .James Ball
Fensom of Panama City announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Meredith Todd Fensom, to Ernest
Ramsay Camp, son of Dr.' and
Mrs. Ernest Camp III .of Spartan-
burg, South Carolina.
Miss Fensom is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther
David Lehman. Jr. of Huntsville,'
Alabama, and 'Mrs. Paul
Sherwood Febsom of Port St. Joe,
and the-'ateMr. Fensom.
Di-namp is the 'grandson of
Mrs. Preston DeWitt Conger of
Nioultne. Georgia. and the late Dr.
Conger. and the late Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Camp, Jr. of Monroe,
Georgia.
"Miss Fensom is a graduate of
Gina SendsThanks
I would like to thank all of my
family and friends in Mexico
Beach for all of theirsupport dur-
ing my battle with breast cancer.
Especially Carol Dow of the Fish
House. And of course my mother
Aggie. Without you all, the battle
might have been lost.
Gina The Clown. Bill and Lilly


Wedding
Bay High School and Furman
University where she received a
bachelor of arts degree in Political
Science. She is attending law
school at the University of Florida
and pursuing a masters degree in
Latin American Studies. .
Dr. Camp is a graduate of
Spartanburg High School and
Davidson College where he,
received a bachelor of science
degree in Chemistry. He is a grad-
uate of the Medical University of
South Carolina and is a resident
in- general surgery at the
University of Florida School of
Medicine. .
Their wedding is planned for
June 29 at St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church in Panama Citv.
."


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 ii 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 MBVFp, car wash proceeds go
to Explorer Post #343.
Come show your support on.
Saturday, March 16th!


Mexico Beach
AARP Luncheon
The regular monthly meeting
for' the' Mexico Beach AARP
'Chapter will be March 15 at noon
CT at the' Civic Center. This will be
the annual corned beef and cab-
bage potluck luncheon. Anyone
who would like to join them and '
has not signed up to bring a dish,
please contact Erma Kozial at
64S-2161 or Teme White at 648-
8113.
Guest speaker for the day will
be Maj. Steven James from the

ANOTHER ANGEL
WENT HOiIME
H-er beaity shin',edfibvi idep iral'ii,
Her love wins i ireni iii .r ,11 ani di.
H1-er l'r'ri' hc ared






illThe beauty of ler smile,
won 1 t lif Esther Dickrrfor n,'
" : Fiver ii'','i, sli, ,pte
S 11-a 'li filled n'iJi hi'e and hope.
Sinre n 's isi y l i a i ply'len Ecelydi.
Bur lber beanrtthl spirit
rill always live on. .

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(In Loving Mamor. Of
Groat Aunt Esther Dicksmo "
March 14, 1928-Jannar, 30, 2002
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325th F-22 Integration Office at
Tyndall AFB will .give an updated
presentation of the F-22 which,
will be coming to the area.
All national AARP members,
local residents or annual visitors,
are encouraged to come visit or
join the local chapter and enjoy
their hospitality and friendship.
If any members need trans-
portation to a meeting, please call
John Anderson at 648-8533 and
arrangements will be made.

Wewahitchka

Commodity
Recertification-
Certification (only) for Wewa-
hitchka commodity recipients will
take place on Wednesday, March
20 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
CT at the old Gulf County court-
house in Wewahitchka. Those
whose cards have expired should
bring their necessary papers on
that day to recertify.
The .Commodity Office. in
room 303 of the Robert M. Moore
Administrative building at the
Courthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday through Friday (except
holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to noon
and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET for cer-,
tification..
Please note that the next com-
modity distribution will be in
April. For further information feel
free to call 229-9114. 639-5068.
or 639-5069.


Relay For

Life Meets
A team captain meeting for
Port St. Joe Relay For Life partici-
pants will be held on Thursday,
March 14th at 6;00 p.m. ET in
Gulf Pines Hospital cafeteria.
Participants may attend to obtain
new information and register for
the upcoming Relay For Life
event, April 12-13 at Lake Alice
Park in Wewa.
For more information please
call Lisa Williams at 639-222, or
Jan Nobles at'227-1156.



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Garden Club Project Hopes to Meld


Conservation, Economic


by Tim Croft
One shade of green does not
necessarily clash with another
shade of green.
In other words,. Ronald
Dodson told local elected and
business leaders during a visit
last week, environmental steward-
ship can thrive in concert with
economic development.
Dodson, president anid CEO
of Audubon International, a New
York-based non-profit that, while
philosophically a ,cousin, is not
affiliated with The Audubon
Society, was in town at the invita-
tion of the Garden Club of Port St.
Joe.
The Garden Club hopes to
create a community horticultural
center, said president Zebe
Schmitt, to include a greenhouse,
sod .farm, community garden,
recycling programs, scholarship
programs, day camps and an art
center. The facility would also
coordinate the city's Adopt-A-Park
program.


With grants from the Jessie
Ball duPont Fund and the
Northwest Florida Improvement
Foundation (Arvida), the club will
contract with consultants, such
as Dodson, to examine and assess
the concept.
With eyes, however, also
trained on a broader horizon.
"We wanted someone to come
to the community and give us an
idea on how to improve the com-
munity," Schmitt said.

What does Gulf County want
to be in 20 years? How can sus-
tainable growth be accomplished
while preserving, even enhancing,
the area's natural resources such
as water quality and woodlands?
At this point, Dodson is just
asking a lot of questions and lis-
tening.
"The right answers have to
come from the citizens," Dodson
said. "If we can let them come up
with the right answers they will
own the answers.


"If we position
project the Garden C
forth, that could be.
weaves the different f
community) into a qi
That approach,
combined with. engage
munity, highlights
International's missi
The group, -with
of Sustainability," h
at more than 2,100
nationwide include
Florida about cre
sanctuaries for pla
species among the
green of the links.
The group ha
beyond that program
of'initiatives, include
pilot program to inst
ronmental and educ
and programs acro
community.
Eufaula, AL wa
the first pilot commu
initially aligned wi
International in 19


Development
it right, the later this year, produce a compre-.
lub is putting hensive document, called-
a thread that "Eufaula 2020," which ties
fabrics (of the together environmental steward-
uilt." ship and growth.
of education "Instead of being an environ-
ging the com- mental group that says what you
s Audubon can't do, they show you how to do
on. it right," said Neal Yarborough,
its "Principls horticulturist for the city of
its "Principles Eufaula.
ias consulted -
golf courses "It's a smart growth thing. It's
ng dozens in an educational approach rather
ating .natural than a confrontational approach."
nt and bird Such an approach has proved
e manicured effective in Eufaula, Yarborough
said.
is expanded Town-hall style meetings
a to a variety facilitated citizen input into the
ng creating a process. City officials, Yarborough
till their envi- said,. began to realize that eco-
;ational ideas nomic development is not all
ss an entire bricks and mortars, that natural
resources can be. an economic
s selected as development tool.
inity. The city Six citizen focus groups are
th Audubon examining envi-ronmental and
97 and will, _economic development issues.


"We're trying to identify where,
we are, what our strengths are,
where are threats' are,"
Yarborough said.
The Garden Club of Port St..
Joe and Dodson have just gotten
into the starting blocks on the
same track.
"We want an inclusive process
and the development of a sense of
place," Schmitt said.
Dodson's organization has
received inquiries from'thousands
of golf courses and, a host of com-
munities, but the call from a gar-
den clu8 was a first. -
After a whirlwind vtwo days in
Port St. Joe, Dodson, sounded
enthused about what he had
heard and seen.
"There are a lot of neat people
here." he said. "You have a lot of
assets, some of which are not
being capitalized on. Right now
I'm just trying to figure out what
Port St. Uoe ist what the people
want.
"I haven't heard anything but
enthusiasm for the (Garden
Club's) concept. The question is
how do you turn that concept into
a plan." /,


For the immediate there is
more fact-finding:' asking quess-
Lions, processing data. The' final
proof will be in the end product:

aWe strive to develop a plan to
manage the whole town as, if it
was environmentally sensitive,"
Dodson continued.
Not, however, at the expense
of economic development.
"We are an environmental
education organization," Dodson
continued; "but for people, they
aren't going to get excited about
birds and butterflies if they don't
have money for bread."

Thus an emphasis on mixing
the green of environmentalism
with the green of economic devel-
opment.
Often, Dodson added, men-
tioning Eufaula, it must start as a
grass-roots endeavor.

."We are: losing our sense of
community, of neighborliness,"
Dodson said. "That's what we
don't want to lose.
"if the people lead, the gov-
ernment will follow.


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-From Page 1A
around.
Optional sanctions the jury
may weigh range from curfews to
restitution to counseling.
Apologies. essays or watching
videos related to the .offense
charged might also be required.
There are two primary bene-
fits." Witten said. "It benefits the
accused because it's a diversion
program so they have the oppor-
tunity. if they complete the pro-
gram and the sanctions (within 60
days), they won't have a record to
carry around.
"It's also a benefit to those
'teenagers who participate
because they'get a first-hand look"


at the judicial system and I'm a
firm believer in education ...
These people get educated about
the court system."
The only adults actively par-
ticipating during the court pro-
ceedings' are Witten and two
volunteers who monitor jury
deliberations only so fai' as to
keep the students on task.
Witten and Washabaugh had
observed Bay County's Teen
Court which has been up and
running for a decade or so.
"I just thought it was a great
idea," Witten said. "The biggest
difference was the youth are run-
ning it: with adult supervision.
but the youth are running it."


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Page 7A)


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Distribution


Clerk of the Cdurt Quinden Williams a seventh grader,
swears in the "jury" during a recent session of Teen Court.


Court-,From Page 6A
' Gulf County 'Teen Court
esseritaljy replaced the Teen
Accountability Program, run
entirely by adults, which has been
phased out.
T Washabadigh added that the
Teen Court program was cost-
effective.
"It frees up the regular court
system ... so it keeps the cost to
the taxpayers ,down," Washa-
baugh explained.


Witten said the program had
basically been operating thus far
this year on a $500 donation from
the Kiwanis Club..
Such community support has
poured a foundation on which to
build.
The students, if a recent ses-.
sion at the Wewa Courthouse is
any indication, are also embrac-
ing the program.
"They have done an excellent
job," Witten said. "To have no
experience with this and jump in
and do what they've done has just
tickled me pink."


Social Workers


Baker: haik You
The family of the late Mother
Ruby Baker acknowledge with
H .' thanks and deep appreciation the
many kind expressions of sympa-
-thy extended during our bereave-
ment. '

4th Anniversary
The Concerned Christian
Society will celebrate their 4th-
anniversary on March 16 at.7:00
p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist
Church. The speaker will be the
Rev., Carl Bailey..


The family of Frederick H.
Allen would like to, express our
,sincere appreciation for the food,
,flowers and prayers during his ill-
,ness and passing.
A special thank you to Rev.
Jesse Evans, Rev. Oliver Taylor,
and Rev. David Fernandez for
your many trips to the hospital
and for the beautiful.homecoming
'you gave him. We would also like
to thank Sissy Godwin and the
lMethodist choir for the beautiful
music lie loved so much.
Even though our hearts are
broken, we have great comfort in
knowing he is' with.our Lord and,
will not suffer anymore. God bless
you' al'l. "
..--Sara & Tonya -
S The Knox and Allen Family

SIntake for Gulf
Capital Area Community
Action Agency, Inc. will hold
Intake on Friday from. 9:00 to
12:00 noon ET at the Senior
S Center in Port St. Joe.: For further
information call 850/222-2043..

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Recognized
The Gulf County Health
Department, in observing March
as National. Professional Social
Work Month, recognizes and
thanks Hubert Six and Jill Jones
for their dedication to their jobs
and to the citizens in Gulf County.
Hubert .Six is the school
health program social worker. He
is working at every public school
in Gulf County providing direct
service and m-anaging referrals
from the -school staff. He is cur-
rently involved ;.with the Gulf
County Teen Court program.
Jill Jones is the Healthy Start
care coordinator for Gulf County.
She works directly with, mothers
and infants'. She also is available
to assist with the needs of -the
Gulf County Health Department
clients. Currently. she is directing
a car seat safety program.
These social workers bring
together the power of many people
in Gulf County-all thinking, work-
ing, and acting together to create
positive change in the communi-
ties and improve the. quality of life
for all citizens. ,
If you are interested in a
career as a social worker or heed
more information, please contact
the, Gulf County Health
b- Department at 227-1276 ext. 121.



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PSJ Garden
Club Meeting
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will hold its regular monthly
meeting Thursday, March 14 at
2:00 p.m. ET at the club building
on 8th Street. The planned pro-
gram features Claude McGill of
Mac's Nursery,. who will discuss
"What to Plant for Spring".


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Ouiida Cross, Barbara Singer and
Jacque Hance. The public is
invited to attend.

Senior Services 'v
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will host the local emer-
gency ,medical services and a.
SHINE representative at the
Liberty Manor apartment office on
Friday, March 22 from 10:30 to
11:30 a.m.
The EMS will be giving out
information and answering ques-
tions about their services, and the
SHINE representative will be on
hand to answer any questions
about insurance or medicaie.'As
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like to be nominated please
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New Gei


Cape Sa]
by Tim Croft
The recently installed com-
mander at Eglin AFB joined other
base officials for a visit to Cape
San Blas last week,: getting a lay
of the land and a look at the Air
Force's installations on the cape,
including the old lighthouse and
keeper's quarters.
Maj. Gen.. select Robert
Cheddister swooped in by heli-
copter March 6 for a tour of .the
cape not to mention a meal at
The Indian Pass Raw Bar.
"He wanted to come down to
get a full appreciation of the area
and as a kind of self-welcome,"
said Michael Spaits, an Eglin
spokesman.
Of particular local interest
was the general's tpur of the old
lighthouse and keeper's quarters
which the St. Joseph Historical
Society wishes to sub-lease
through an arrangement with the
county and Eglin.
The society wants to renovate
the lighthouse and keeper's quar-
ters two buildings, one of which
has been nearly refurbished, the
other, recently rescued from the
wrath of the surf into a
tourist/historical site, including


aeral Visits Area


n Blas Lighthouse


museum.
"We hope to preserve this his-
tory so we don't have to rely only
on our memories," said Betty
McNeill, the historical society's
chair of the lighthouse project.
The Air Force has expressed a
willingness to lease the property
and the county has indicated an
interest in the historical society's
project, but many details, includ-
ing funding for refurbishments,
upkeep and, operations as well as
the length of the lease have yet to
be ironed out.
"It is an ongoing process,"
McNeill said.
McNeill explained that the
society was. investigating grant
funding at both the state and fed-
eral levels. There are significant
pools of historical preservation
dollars out there, she added.
Another priority of the histor-
ical society is to see the light atop
ihe lighthouse beaming, a poten-
tially much trickier proposition
given concerns about navigation
in the gulf and sea turtles on the
shore.
However, uisinh a generator,
military personnel did briefly fire.


up the light for Cheddister after
he and his party enjoyed their late
afternoon repast at The Raw Bar.
Submit Special
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Requests Now
The Gulf, County Tourist
Development Council) will be
accepting Special Events funding
requests through March 29 for
funding during the 2002-2003 fis-
cal 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 funds 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.

County

From Page 1A


The general (center) gets "lighthouse" eye view of the Cape.


Barry Hand
agement secretary positions.
*The board decided to apply
for grants for a new ambulance
(S97'.780 plus a 100% match) and a
SS5.000 grant for design work to
renovate one of the Cape San Bias .
lighthouse keepers' quarters.
*Commissioners decided to
request the Cape San Bias light-
house be relit. Comm. Barnes
reported to the board on discus-
sions with Air Force officials
about several options, and that it
might take some money to restore
the light back to normal working
order. Comm. Traylor told the
board, "It's not a lighthouse with-
out a light," and moved the board
spend up to S3,000 on the proj-
ect. he received full support from
the board.
*The board agreed to install a
20 foot door at the Gulf County
Industrial Park Building. Taunton
Truss Co. has leased the building
from Gulf County and needs a
larger door in order for the build-
ing to be accessible and usable for
their needs.


Maj. Ge. Robert Cheddister
(left) gets a look inside the
keepers quarters at Cape San
Bias.


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Global Goals

From Page 3&
Therein lies something of
rub for the company it sells wh.
its owner's believe are quali
state-of-the-art products but tl
company is also something of
local secret, hampered in i
efforts to lure qualified workers
fill specific niche jobs.
The selling points for the
products, the couple said, incluc
plug-in components makir
repairs simple and easy, a stall
less steel cota vault which the
promote as essentially impreq
nable "Theft is such an issue
,Richard said and an innovative
vacuum bag removal system.
Richard Reinholtz, an eng
neer with a resume dotted wit
companies such as Anmerica
.Motors, helped design a vacuum
bag that he asserts has a signil
cantly larger filtration capacil
than most on the market ani
maybe more importantly, can I
cleaned, changed or removed in
few minutes or less.
"Suction on a bag is direct
proportional to the cleanliness (
the .bag." Reinholtz said. "That
one of the things.that bnng peop
back to us.
) "We give the customer moi
than they expect for their dollar
and that's the key to business
these days." .
With 13 employees the con
pany ranks among the county
top 20 private-sector employerE
according to the Chamber c
Commerce. The Reinholtze,
though, are still looking for a fe
good men or women.
The dream is to ultimate:
extend the company's tentacle
from the Southeast across t1
country, with regional satellil
offices covering the Midwest an
West.
All manufacturing woul
remain in Gulf County until th
network was up and.running,
which time. some assembly wor
would be parceled. out regional]
.to reach the company's goal
delivery within 72 hours of
order.
S There .is' room. to increase
operations at the Highland Vie
facility and the current building
sits on roughly five acres. allowir
for further plant expansion.


(Sheriff's Beat

ILLEGAL CONSUMPTION
Joshawa D Heck, age 21 (
S Tallahassee, was arrested o
March 9th on two counts of givin
alcoholic beverage to person
under the age of 21. Heck was
passenger in the. vehicle driven b
a 17 year old who, with passenger
Robert S. McKenzie, 18 o
Tallahassee, was charged wit
possession of alcoholic beverage(
All three were transported to Gu
County jail.
No LICENSE
James A. Fenn, Jr., 44 of Poi
St. Joe, was arrested on Marc
11th for driving while license sus
pended or. revoked. Fenn wa
transported to Gulf County jail t
await first appearance. He wa
also cited for driving a vehicle wit
no tag.
Jeffery L. Dixon. 46 of Port S
Joe, was arrested on March 1-2t
for driving while license sus
pended or. revoked, after bein
stopped for a traffic infraction. H
was transported to the Gul
County jail.


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=, ,, ~


, Mke.yd .e. l.d.s the, seams.ofan0aIr a efm
. .






Mike Byrd welds the seams of aaimchne frame.


SBut the .company has tripped
over its ambitions when venturing
into the workforce, where finding
competent and aggressive sales
people and welders experienced in
working with stainless steel has


proved problematic.
'We need people." Richard
Reinholtz said. "We have a quality
product. What we need are quality
people who want to be on a win-
ning team."'


Celebration of Solidarity


Picnics In PSJ and Wewa


at : On March 16 the Gulf County
rk. Education Association will cele-
ly, brate the decision of Gulf County
of School Board Educational
a Support Employees to vote for
union representation. Picnics are
3e planned in Port St. Joe and
w Wewahitchka.
1g The. Port St. Joe picnic will
ig commence at 11:0 a.m. ET at Pate
Park in downtown Port St. Joe.
The festivities in Wewa \will start
at 1:00 p.m. CT at the Lake Alice
SPark in Wewa. GCEA members
will serve chicken and all the fix-
ingS, to ESP employees and their
families. -"
GCEA President Judy Camp-
bell and Executive Director Tom
n Wazlavek will discuss negotiating
g a contract. with the school board.
a organizational structure of GCEA,
a and legislative issues affecting
*y education employees'. The event is
r free to all GCEA members, Gull
: County school board ,support
.employees, and their families.
lf ':"Our members felt we needed
to celebrate this .historic event
before beginning the work of bar-
gaining a contract, so we decided
rt to hold (an event. that brings
h together the entire GCEA family,"
5- said Campbell.
sI
to. "We are excited about the
s. opportunity to welcome our co-
:h workers into GCEA. The inclusion
of ESPs into GCEA will increase
the solidarity among school board
.h employees as we seek to improve
-h the quality of public education- in
- Gulf County through the collec-
g tive bargaining process.
If School board employees
desiring more information about


the picnic, can. contact Judy
Campbell at 229-8142 or Tom
Wazlavek at 763-3416.


Law.


SpcaigIn your


P rinting ee


Hunter Ed Course
In Calhoun County
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering a hunter education
course in Calhoun County in
March.
The 16--hour course will be
taught at Carr Elementary School
located on Highway 73 in
Clarksville from 6 9 p.m. March
15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16,
and 8 a.m. to noon March 17.
Attendance is required at all class
sessions.and the range in order to
complete the course.
The course is required -.for
anyone born on or after June 1,
1975 to purchase a hunting
license.
Persons interested in attend-
ing this course are asked to call
the FWC's Regional office in
Panama City at (850) 265-3676 to
pre-register. For information on
future hunter education classes-
in your area individuals are
invited to \siit the FWC's website
at http://lioridaconservation.orp/
huntered/.

Power Wheelchairs for
Seniors and Disabled
..Tre Senior Wheels USA
Program makes available electric
wheelchairs to senior citizens 65
years old and up, and the perma-
nently disabled at no cost to the
recipient, if they qualify.
The power wheelchairs are
provided to those who can no


longer walk nor self-propel a'man-
ual wheelchair, and who meet the
additional guidelines of the pro-
gram. No deposit is required.
If the patient's need is for use
in the home, please call for more
information to see if they qualify,
1-800/246-6010.

Eastpoint Hunter
Education Class
The FWC is offering a hunter
education course in Franklin
County March 19, 21, 26. and 28,
at the Franklin County Sheriffs
Office in Eastpoint, 270 N. State
Road 65. Attendance is required
at all class sessions, 6-9 p.m., and
the range in order to complete the
course.
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PAGE 10A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002


Tiger Sharks Lose to Westminster


WESTMINSTER 63, PORT ST. JOE 48
THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
needed another offensive outing
like they had against Chipley in
the regional-finals when they took
the court Thursday morning in
the Lakeland Center against a
much bigger Fort Lauderdale.
West-minster Academy team.
However, the Tiger Sharks got.
just the opposite, making just 20
.of 57 from the field (35%) and five
of 21 (23%) from behind the arc
as the Lions rolled on to the Class
2A finals with a 63-48 win. '
'We made a great run to close
out the season," said head coach
Chuck Gannon. 'When wewere 7-
8 midway through the season, no
one expected us to make it this
far. But then we went on a 16-1
run to close out the season."
The Tiger Sharks 'trailed 18-
16 at the end of the first quarter.
Port St. Joe struggled to break the
Lions' half court trap in. the
second quarter, which resulted in
Westminster outscoring the Tiger
Sharks 16-5 to take a 34-21 lead
by half time.
"We didn't' execute and play
as good defensively as we wanted
too. We live and die by our
shooting, and it wasn't there
today," added Gannon. "They
were a good team and played
harder than we did."
The Lions outscored the Tiger
Sharks 29-27 in the second half.
Isaiah Jenkins led Port St.
Joe with a game high 18 points,
four steals and two assists. Raye
Bailey followed with 15 points and
three assists.
Six-foot-nine Rokas
Bartastius paced the Lions on
offense, making seven -of. eight
shots from the field for 17 points
and had eight rebounds. Taurean
Green had 13 points, As a team,
Westminster made 25 of 43 shots
from the field (56n) and 13 of 20,
from the foul line (659o).
Port St. Joe finished the
season with a 23-10 record, while
Westminster Academy went on to
defeat Florida Air Academy 70-59"
in the Class 2A championship,
game to finish the season at 31-3.

Day Of Baseball
The Port St. Joe Dixie
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annual Day of Baseball on
Saturday, March 18.
The Dixie Boys League (13 &
14 year olds), located adjacent to
the PSJ High School baseball
field, will be selling' homemade
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chili; hamburgers and hot dogs. ,
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Sharks 16 5 11 16 48
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PORT ST. JOE 6, LIBERTY Co. 5
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks
picked up their first district win of
the season Friday night, defeating
Liberty County 6-5. The Sharks
improved to 5-3 overall and 1-0,in
District 3-2A. '
The Sharks broke a 2-2 tie
.with four run .in the top of the
third inning.1 Liberty County
pulled within dne run when they
scored three in the fourth, but
Port St. Joe field the Bulldogs
scoreless for the remainder of the
game.
Chase Millender (2-1) picked
up the. win on the mound,
allowing three earned runs on five
hits and four walks. He struck out
three batters in his three and two-
thirds innings. Gavin Vickery
struck out three, while allowing
four hits and one walk to pick up
the save in his three and a third
innings of relief.
Millender also led the Sharks
at the plate, going three for four
with a double and two RBI. Adam
Hamm was two for three; Dustin
Powell had a triple; while Cody
.Strickland, Adam Nixon and Mike
Manley each added a single.
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LCHS02.0 300 0--5 92


Lady Sharks W
LIBERTY Co. 6, PORT ST. JOE 4
THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in
District 3.-2A with. Thursday
'night's 6-4 loss to Liberty County.
The Lady Sharks had a 3-0 lead
%when the Lady Bulldogs scored
four runs. in the top of the fifth
inning. Port St. Joe tied the game
with one run in the' sixth, but
Liberty County added two more
runs in the seventh to seal the
win.
Becky Belin (1-3) gave up six
runs, only one of them earned,, on,
eight hits and three walks to
:record the loss on the mound.
She struck out six batters in her
seven innings..
Anna Tanlkersley led the Lady,
Sharks at the] plate, going three
for four with three singles. Ashley
Smith and Jessica Sherrill each
added a single; while Belin had
two RBI.
i 'We had a chance to put the
game away early, but mental
mistakes, physical mistakes, and

Lady Gators Win Big
WEWAHITCHKA 15, APALACHICOLA 0
THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators pounded out 15 hits in
Thursday's ,15-d0 win over
Apalachicola in five innings. The
Lady Gators scored eight runs in
the top of the fifth inning to put
the mercy rule in effect.
Judith Husband (4-0) and
Tiffany Laird combined to pitch a
one-hit shut-out. Husband
started on the mound, and struck.
out four batters and gave up one
hit in her three innings to pick up ,
the win. Laird struck out one and
walked two in her two innings of
relief.
Lindsay Miller led the Lady
Gators (4-0, 3-0) at the plate,
going four for five with a double
and five RBI. Brandi Sasser went
three for three with an RBI;
Britney-Grice was two for three
,with a double and two RBI;
MaKayla Henderson was two for
three; and Jill Pippin went two for
two.
'We got good pitching from
Judith and Tiffany, we played
good defense, and we hit the ball
real well," said head coach
Charles Fortner.
Wewahitchka will host Apa-
lachicola on Tuesday at 5:00 CT;
then travel to Carrabelle on
Wednesday at 4:00. Both games
are District 3-A match-ups.
WHS 221 28 -1515 0
AHS 000 00 -0 15


REDEMPTORIST, LA 11, PORT ST. JOE 4
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
The Sharks dropped to 5-4 on
the season with a 11-4 loss to
Redemptorist, LA. on Saturday in
the Bay Sports Weekend in
Panama City.
Travis Burge (2-1) gave up six
runs, two of them earned, on' six
hits and four walks to record the
loss on the mound for the Sharks.
he struck out two batters in his
four innings. Chris Knox allowed,
four earned runs on one hit and
three walks in relief; while Bryan
Thomas struck out four, walked
two and gave up five hits in three
innings of relief.
Adam Hamm went two for
four with a double; and Mike
Manley was two for two with two
singles to lead Port St. Joe at the
plate. Adam Nixon, Dustin Powell
and Chad Haddock each added a
single. k.
RCHSO 12 3.4 1 0--11122
PSJ 0,10 0 36 0-4 84
PORT ST. JOE 4, DOTHAN, AL 3
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
Port St. Joe scored four runs
in the top of the fourth inning to
defeat Dothan High School 4-3 in
the Bay Sports Weekend.
Adam Hamm (2-1) picked up


in Two Games-
a lack of killer instinct worked'
against us," said head coach Jim
Belin. "It's the little things that
beat you, and being so young-
Murphy's Law- what can go
wrong will. We just have to keep
working hard."
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PSJ 1 10' 10 1 0-4 5 4
BLOUNTSTrWN'I1, PORT ST. JOE 8
FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH.
The Blountstown Lady Tigers
took .advantage of nine Port St.
Joe errors to defeat the Lady
Sharks 11-8 in Fnday's district
game. The Lady Sharks dropped
to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in District
3-2A.
Becky Belin (1-4) allowed 11
runs, four of them earned, on .11,
hits and one walk to record the
loss. She struck out three batters
in her six innings on the mound.
Anna Tankersley was two for
four with an RBI; and Melissa
Nixon went two for five to lead the
Lady Sharks at the plate. Belin
had a single and two RBI; while
Ashley Smith, Shanna Wester and
Sher-ry Foster each added a
single.
"We are making some head
way, but boy is it slow," said head'
coach Jim Belin.
Port St. Joe. will host
Greensboro in a district game at
6:00 ET on Thursday; travel to
Jefferson; County at 4:00 on
Friday; then travel to
Apalachicola at 6:00 on Monday.
PSJ 32 0 2 1 0 -.0 -8 6 9
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JONATHAN THOMAS

Jonathan tossed a one-hitter and struck


out seven batters
__ Gators' 15-2 win
F. Munroe. H
threw a no-hi
week
Carrobelle.


Dustin Powell slides into second base safely in the Sharks' 4-3 win
over Dothan in the Bay Sports Weekend.
Photo by KimnPowell


the win on the mound for the.
Sharks (6-4),, allowing three'
earned runs on two hits, five
walks and struck out one in his
four innings'. Adam Nixon struck
out two .nd gave up three hits in
three innings to pick up the save.'
Mike Manley had a double:
while Dustin Powell, Matt Dailey.
Bryan Thomas, Smokey Parrish
and Zach Williams each added a
single.
S The Sharks will host Godby at
5:00 ET onh Thursday; Wewa-
'hitchka at 7:00 on Friday; Carra-
belle at 1:00 on Saturday; then
travel to Apalachicola an 7:00 on
Monday.
PSJ 0Q00 4 00 0.-4, 6 2
DHS 000 300 0---3 50


Travis Burge fires a pitch in
Saturday's game against
Redemptorist, Louisiana.
Photo by Kim Pou'ell


Gators Improve to


4-0 District Record,


WEWAHITCHKA 6, APALACHICOLA 2
THURSDAY. MARCH 7TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
scored five runs in the top of the
fifth inning en route to a 6-2
victory over Apalachicola in
Thursday night s District 3-A
game. The Gators improved to 6-3
overall and 3-0 in district play.
Trailing 2-0 in the fifth
inning. Justin Rhodes drove in
two runs on a double to ie the
game. Brandon Jones then gave
the Gakors a 4-2 lead when he
cjrove in two more runs on a
single.
Beau LIdlum made a diving
catch in center field, then turned
a double play with a throw back
to first in the sixth inning to hold
off the Sharks.
"Beau's diving catch. which
won the game for us. was
probably the best high school play
I've ever seen," said head coach
Grant Grantham.
Wesley Colvin (2-2) allowed
two earned runs, ,five hits, one
walk and struck out four batters
4n his five innings to pick up the
win on. the mound. Brandon
Jones strtick out five batters in
his two innings of relief.
Justin Rhodes had a double
and two RBI; while :'Brandon
Jones and Blake Rish each added
a single and two RBI to lead the
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Jonathan Thomas (3-1)
. struck out seven batters in his
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the mound. He allowed one
earned run on one hit and three
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his inning of relief.
Blake Rish led the Gators at
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three RBI. Wesley Colvin had a
single and four RBI: Brandon
Jones had a single with two RBI:
Alex Chan had a single and an
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Beau Ludlum each added a
single.
The Gators will host Arnold at
6:00 CT on Thursday: travel to
Port St. Joe at 6:00 on Friday:
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Monday; then travel to Carrabelle
at 6:00 on Tuesday.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 PAGE 11A

Playing the Hand That's Dealt
by Tim Croft
An old adage holds that you must play the hand your dealt.
Even if the deck is stacked.
So last week the Port St Joe Tiger Sharks surely felt as if they were
sitting across the table from a Las Vegas card shark with all the chips on
the line.
For three straight years the Tiger Sharks have reached the state Final
Four in basketball only to be denied a title, to which they had become so
accustomed in the late '90s, by a private school from the. south.
In fact, this year's Class 2A semifinals were nothing if not class war-
fare with Port St. Joe and Hamilton County blistered by almost identical
scores by two private schools.
The public vs. private thorn has been stuck in the foot of Florida
High School Activities Association for years without anyone summoning
the courage to end the pain for small public schools.
. Baseball's small-school classification was lorded over by Miami Wbst-
minster for decades until its coach established his new fiefdom at Fort
Lauderdale Westminster.
Meanwhile Tampa Prep and Tampa Berkeley Prep essentially battle
each other for domination in volleyball.
Those schools invariably field teams dotted with foreign-born players,
just as Port St. Joe has faced a veritable United Nations in recent treks
to Lakeland.
Two years ago, interpreters were needed for the press conference with
Miami Champagnat players after the private school dunked the Sharks in
the finals.
/ This year, Fort Lauderdale Westminster's top player was Lithuanian.
Many college teams would've drooled at Westminster's height.
It boils down to recruiting, the four-letter word of high school hthlet-

As Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon noted last week, the Tiger
Sharks ar, a' homegrown bunch.
Private schools such as the 2A finalists, For Lauderdale Westminster
or Florida Air, a military academy near Orlando, can, under the guise of
providing scholarships or other assistance; lure athletes from across city,
county, state and. in some cases, global Borders.
Which is nothing new. It is how the game is played in Florida scholas-
tic athletics.
Particularly when;, as happened: several years ago, powerful lawmak-
ers.' with students:in private schools, re-structure the Florida High School
Activities Association to do their, and their constituents'; bidding.
The effect for small public schools, however, is to ,simply re-stack the
deck against them.
Unfortunately. rural public schools don't command the same well-
heeled support in Tallahassee to take on the FHSAA as the moneyed pri-
vate schools seem to enjoy.
.It's time for the FHSAA to cast, the private schools out on their own
and let them bite each other instead of feeding on the small public
schools. .
FHSAA rules should not harbor athletic factones as the NCAA does
in football or basketball.
These are kids for crying out loud.
Asking the Port St. Joes to compete against private schools whose
missions dedicate deep resources to championship sports teams ic akin
to forcing Gull Coast Community College to fight its way through the
Atlantic Coast Conference to win a championship.
Which only makes the Tiger Sharks' run of titles in the mid-to-late
1990s that much more remarkable.
This year the Tiger Sharks reversed a 7-8 start to win 20 games and
make their ninth-straight trip to the Final Four.
That thev. or Hamilton County. did not earn the opportunity to bring
home a trophy because a pair of deep-pocketed pnvate schools stood in
the way is something for the FHSAA to hang its head in shame about. not
the Tiger Sharks.
The FHSAA has deemed Lakeland the only court in town when it
comes to state basketball championships.
That doesn't mean. however, that the FHSAA has made'it a level play-
in Airface.
And for the Tiger Sharks that 's not an excuse, but a simple fact.


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Tournament of Champions


by Iris McDougald
The Ladies Golf Association
held its' Tournament of Champ-
ions on March 6 and 7. Oh, what
glorious days to play golf, particu-
larly after the cold, cold week
before the tournament! Ann
Jannetta provided muffins and
club house manager Elaine Ernst
provided juice and coffee before
play each day of the tournament.
Thanks to them.
A gross club champion and a
net club champion were named
after two days of play. Shin
Taunton made. a comeback and
was named- Medalist Club
Champion a second time by
shooting a 173 overall. Minki
Bischoff proved a champion by
shooting a low net score of 134 to
be named the Club Handicap
Champion.
Both champions received put-
ters, compliments of the St. Joe
Company Timberlands. Division.
The group was disappointed that
Clay Smallwood was out of town
and could not personally present
the putters. The champions also
received a bouquet of red roses;


Eda Ruth Taylor was named
Putting Champion with low putts
of 55 for the two-day tournament.
Shin, Minki and Eda Ruth
received replicas of their trophies
for display in their homes. Their
names will be engraved on the
club trophies.
Winners in the Championship
flight were: First Low Net,' Pat
Anema-140; Second Low Net,
Alice Thomas-140; Third Low Net,
Maureen Aldis- 143. Pat broke the
tie with Alice for first on green
#18.
Winners in the first flight
were: First Low Net, Hilda
Massey-140; Second Low Net,
glenda Rosasco-149; and Third
Low Net, Helen Prophater-149.
Glenda won over Helen on: the
18th green.

Winners in the second flight:
were: First Low Net, Catherine
Ranew-147; Second Low Net, Pat
Sherwood-152; and Third Low
Net, Susan Galloway-153.
This year there were addi-
tional chances to win a prize. The


The Star team wins Gulf County Scholarship golf tournament.
From left, Bill Ramsey, Pat Patterson, and John Aguras with Will
Raimsey in front.


longest drive in the championship ,
flight was made by Ina Morbitzer. '
Longest drive in the first and sec- ,
ond flights was made by
Catherine Janew. ,
All flights participated for
closest to the line on hole #2, and i ,
Helen Prophater beat them all -
out. The longest putt for all flights "'
was made by Minki Bischoff. F
After a cold luncheon of sal-
ads with hot peach cobbler "
smothered in ice cream, door N
prizes were awarded. Many, many j
thanks go to all the hole sponsorsV ,.. -i
and prize sponsors. Thank you '. ,.
very much.
Norma Allgood, Connie
Wensel and Mary Helen Renfro
really put together a great tourna-
ment. They put a great deal of
effort into seeing that everything
was wonderful for the partici- ':" ''S'
pants. Thanks go to them as well I ''
as the decorating committee of
Minki Bischoff, Pat Gearhart and
Maureen Aldis. The girls trails- .
formedthe dining room,into a,.
kaleidoscope .of color. Ann
Jannetta provided beautiful :"
wreaths for the clubhouse doors. ":
Play good and come back next: Shin Taunton nd Minki Bischoff display their winnings.
year.,


Golf Tournament Benefits Gulf


County Scholarship Program


It was a beautiful day for golf-
ing last Saturday! The Gulli
County Scholarship Committee;
sponsored its first annual golf
outing to raise money for the,
county-wide scholarship program.
on Saturday, March 9. Although
the scholarship program has been
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second place finishers were Dr.
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Mathes, and Ed Bond. Third place'
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Mlagidson, and George Skinner.
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#16) and, Ed Bond (long drive on
#12). Roy Smith .and Ed Bond
both received $25.00 for closest'
ball to the pin. A raffle was held at
the end of the day and eleven of,
the 28 golfers took home prizes
ranging from golf umbrellas and
coolers to a Weekend at St. Joe
Beach.


Graham Carries
Olympic Torch
In a relay sponsored by
Chevrolet and Coca-Cola; the
Olympic torch snaked its'way,
across America enroute to Salt
Lake City last month, with some
11,500 .torchbearers carrying the
flame on its journey.
One of those was Sonya
Tharp-Graham. who carried the
torch through West Meiphis,
Ark., December 14.
Selected from an anonymous
nomination submitted to' Coca-
Cola, Sonya, a T-8 paraplegic
series as inspiration to those who
know her and embodies the
Olympic spirit of perseverance,
strength, motivation and determi-
nation. friends say.
Paralyzed from an accidental
gunshot wound at age two, Tharp-
Graham went on to receive a
bachelors degree from Mississippi
State University and a masters
degree from the University of
Illinois.
She has served as Miss
Wheelchair Mississippi from 1997
to 1998, representing the state in
the Miss Wheelchair America con-
test in Denver that year. Tharp-
Graham holds a 10-kilometer
state record in wheelchair racing
and placed second in her first
.marathon.
Currently a social worker for
the Department of Veterans
Affairs Hospital in Birmingham,
AL., and a former social worker
for numerous' child abuse shel-
ters, Sonya is married to Les
Graham, a native of Panama City.
She is the daughter of Rannie and
Joe Gilliland. She is the daugh-
ter-in-law of Bill and, Mary
Graham, former residents of Port
St. Joe.


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for allowing us to hold the tourna-
ment and Boyer Signs and Logos
for donating the hole sponsor
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Hannon Insurance, Keith L.
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and Wewahitchka State Bank.
Thanks to those who donated
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Hardware,. Rex & Nancy Buzzett,
Jim & Barbara Terry, Larry's Real
Pit Barbeque, Capital City Bank,
Kim & Peral Hunter, and Kenneth
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Patience, Perseverance


Should Prev
Investment View
Already slumping, the stock
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Voice of Democracy Chairman Karen Hanson of the Ladies Auxiliary (left) and Dick Seefeldt of VFW
Post # 10069 (right) presented certificates and medals to the winners Lisa Curry, second from left. Tommy
Curry, and Hilary Patterson at the awards ceremony in the Post St. Joe High School library.


Voice of Democracy
Winners Honored.
On Wednesday, February 27
the John C. gainous VFW Post
# 10069 presented awards to the
Voice of Democracy winners at a
ceremony in the Port St. Joe High-
School library.-.
Lisa% Curry received 'a $500
check, a S100 savings bond
donated by T'-ndall Federal Credit.
Union. a 'OD jacket, gold medal


and certificate. Tommy Curry
placed second and received a
$300 check, a $100 savings bond.
a calculator, silver medal and cer-
tificate. Third place went to Hilary
Patterson who received a $200
check, a calculator. bronze medal
and certificate. ..
Lisa also wofn first place in
SDistrict 17 and received a S100
check, gold medal and certificate,
.arid expenses paid to the conven-
tion in Orlando. She was accom-
panied by her mother and


brother. Karen and Jack Ha hs6n
and Dick and Ginny Seefeldt. of
the local Post and Auxiliary, and
Carol McDonald; District -17
President of Ladies.Auxiliary.

The local Post and Auxiliary
are very proud of these entrants
and are hoping for a lot of stu'-
denits to participate in next year's
contest. Thank you to. teacher
Diane McKeithen who,, gets the
information out to, the students
and gets them into the contest.. .


Searing ham at Easter may be
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the right ham offers lots of
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age to ensure you find the perfect
ham partner.
*Ham :(old-fashioned, coun-
try-style or southern-style) A
Southern specialty, this style of.
hame is dry cured and contains
no added water. It is extremelyN
salty and is usually served in
small portions. very thinly sliced.
*Ham with natural juices A
favorite choice for a dinner center-
piece. this has little water added
in the curing process. Its velvety
texture and'attractive appearance


make this crowd-pleaser an ideal'.
choice for holiday meals. '
*Ham-water added ideal for
steaks, thin slicing and shaving.
this is a versatile choice for any
menu.. It retains more water dur-
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with natural juices.
*Ham and water product A
good choice for sandwiches.: this
ham 'is commonly found in'the
deli and' has the .most water
added. It's a delicious choice for
enjoying as cold cuts, either
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 PAGE 3B


LCDR Christopher

M. Blaschum, USN
LCDR Christopher Michael
Blaschum, USN, 35 of Virginia
Beach, Virginia, died March 2 as a
result of an aircraft accident on
the USS John F. Kennedy in the
Mediterranean. He was a. 1984
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and attended Gulf Coast
Community College and Florida
State University before receiving
his bachelors degree from Embry-
Riddle College.
'. LCDR Christopher "Basher"
Blaschum first began his years of
dedicated service to his nation as
an -enlisted man in the Coast
Guard. Subsequently selected for
the Naval Aviation Cadet program,
Basher trained as a student Naval
Aviator at both Pensacola and at
Meridian, MS. Upon completion of
flight training in 1989, he earned
bpth his commission and Wings of
Gold simultaneously. In 1983,
Basher was chosen to join "The
World Famous Pukin Dogs". In his
three years with the Pukin Dogs
he established himself as a stand-
out carrier aviator and began his
lengthy career on the platform as
* a Landing Signals Officer. While
with the Pikin Dogs, Basher com-
pleted a 6-month deployment
aboard USS George Washington to
the Mediterranean and Arabian'
Gulf in .support of Operation
Southern Watch. A talented "pad-
dles" in every aspect, Basher
became a wing qualified LSO and
was subsequently chosen in 1996
to remain at NAS. Oceana
instructing the entire fleet in the
art of "waving" at the Landing
Signals Officer School..
Following his tour, Basher
was selected to continue his wav-
ing career as Commander Naval
Air Force Atlantic Force Paddles.
In 2001, Basher again returned to
the fleet as a Department Head
arid again flew from the decks of
USS John F. Kennedy.
He was preceded in death by
his grandfather, G.L. Burkett, and
grandmother. Jackie Stevener.
He is survived by his wife,
Jobdi; two sons, Jackson and Max;
father, Michael Blaschum and
wife Kathy of. Port Charlotte; .
mother, Pat Johnson and hus-
band Jimmy of Port St. Joe; two
sisters, Terri Blaschum, and Kim
Hagmen and husband Bob all of
Kansas City,' MO; grandmother,
Faye Burkett of Port St. Joe; two
nephews Grayson and Cal;
mother- arid father-in-law, Jane
and Bob .Weber of, "North


Muskegon, MI; and numerous
aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET
in the Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church with the Rev. James
Kennedy and the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
will follow in the Holly Hill
Cemetery with full military honors
conducted at the graveside.
Those desiring to may make a
donation to VF-143 Blaschum
Children Memorial Fund, Navy
Federal Credit Union, 5269
Providence Road, Virginia Beach,
VA 23464, Account #2595768009
Basher's love of family, infec-
tious laugh, sarcastic humor,
staid leadership, and -calm cool
voice on the "pickle" will ripple
throughout Naval Aviation for
years to come.

Good-Bye Chris
Chris grew up down the street from me,
I didn't know him real well.
I wish I had known him better,
those that did said he was swell.
A guy full of life and laughter,
two fine little boys and a wife.
At 35, he sure was foung
to have to leave this life.
He wasn't engaged in battle at the time,
but'that's what he wap training to do.
Any way you look at.it, folks.
he.died for me and you.
He put his life on the line
every time he got in a plane.
He did it to keep America free
and not let terrorists reign.
Chris was a good kid growing up,
and as a man withstood the test.
a Which only proves to me,
God. takes the very besl.
Pat and Mike I'm sure it hurts,
but you have to be proud; too.
Not everyone has a son like Chris,
be thankful il was you.
Goodbye Christ, you're in goo company,
the top of the line I'd say.
You can fly first class forever'
and never have to pay.
-Billy Johnson

Walter Brown, Jr.
Walter Louis "Bill" Brown. Jr.,,
born August 13, .1928 in Zetus,
Mississippi, left, this :earth March
10., He lived in Mississippi until
1946 when he moved to Panama
City. Bill graduated from Bay High
School in 1947, then attended
Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in
Wesson. MS., He then joined the
U.S. Air Force. serving as a flight
engineer for four years during the
Korean War. He had the privilege
of serving with Ralph Abbernazzi.
who later piloted Air Force One for
many years.
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traveling and golf. Bill was a mem-
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Methodist Church, serving in
many capacities, and was a vol-
unteer worker for Hospice of the
Emerald Coast. He was preceded,
in death by his mother, Mary S.
Prevost, and by his son, James
Randall Brown.
He is survived by his wife of
49 years, Gladys Perritt Brown;
daughters, Bethany Brown
.(Thomas) Reece, and Teresa
Brown (Timothy). Robinson;
granddaughter; Michlyn H.
McLeod; great-grandson, Nicholas
A. McLeod; sister, Mary C. (Tom)
Thomas; brother Joe (Dee-Dee).
Prevost; cousin, Alfred (Flora)
Smith; and like-a-son, Jack
Daniels.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, March 12 in the St.
Andrew United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Ed Britton and Dr.
Jerry Moore officiating. Interment
followed in the local Holly Hill
Cemetery with military rites con-
ducted. at the .graveside.
Donations may be made to the
Hospice of the Emerald Coast, or
the Building Fund at St. Andrew
United Methodist Church.'

Robert Henderson
Robert Woodrow Henderson,.
,86 of Charleston. 'SC, died,
Thursday, March 7 in hospital fol-
lowing an illness. He was born
June 26, ,1914 in Franklin., AL.,
the son' of the late Robert
Benjamin and Louise McKinzie
Henderson. He was a retired
bookkeeper with HG Harder and
Son Construction Panama Citv.
and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
Surivivng are his wife of 60
years. Mollie Treadwell, two sons,
Robert W. Henderson, Jr. of;
Charleston, and David 0.
Henderson of Tallahassee; six
grandchildren and three "great-
grandchildren.
Private services were held
Sunday, March 10 at Carolina,
Memorial Gardens in Charleston.

Jackie C. Griffin
Jackie "Jack" Curtis Griffin, a_
resident 'of the Ft. Myers area,
since 1960, passed away at his
residence Saturday, March 2. He
was born August 17, 1938 in
Blountstown to the late Curtis
Arthur 'and Mary Lucille
(Whitfield) Griffin. He owned and
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was a past president of the
Southwest Florida Chapter of the
Florida Accounting and Tax
Professionals, a- member of the
North Ft. Myers Rotary Club, and
a Master Mason of Tropical Lodge
#50 F&AM of Ft. Myers. He was a
member of Christ Lutheran
Church in Cape Coral.
Jack loved life and people. He
was never content to sit idle, he
liked to keep busy and was often.
seen out and about with his
friends. He was a great father and
proud of the success of his chil-
dren. His grandchildren meant
the world to hinr and he cherished
the time he was able to spend
with them.
He was preceded in death by
a sister, Betty Suggs, in 1998.
He is survived by one son,
John (Pamela) Griffin of North Ft.
Myers; one daughter, Jacqueline
(James) Wright, Bonaire, GA;.
three grandchildren. Blake
Danielle Wright, Gavin Wade
Wright, and Jordan Curtis Griffin;
one brother, Jimmy (Sally) Griffin
of Ft. Myers; brother-in-law,
Eugene Suggs, Tallahassee, and
many loving nieces and nephews.
Local survivors are Janice'
Brownell, Margaret Padgett, Joyce
Little, Elsie Griffin and families.
-Funeral services were held on'.
Thursday, March 7 at Christ
Lutheran Church in Cape Coral,
with interment in Coral Ridge
Cemetery. If desired, memorial
contributions in' loving memory of,
Jack may be directed to Christ
Lutheran Church, 2911 Del Prado
Blvd, Cape Coral, FL.

Marilyn Thompson
SMarilyn Garner Thompson of
Stuart Tarter Road, Ozark.
Alabama. went to be with our
Lord. Jesus Chnst. on Saturday.
i)-rch 9 after an extended illness.
She was born November 20,
1942' in Echo, Dale County'.
'Aabama. to William Tullie and
Pauline Garner. She was active in
M Iny charitable, civic and church
organizations, serving as presi-
dent of the Service League.
Altrusa" Club. Dale County
Cattlewomen's Association. and
Women's Committee of the Dale
County Farmers' Federation.
Nlanl\vn was an active member of
the choir and the handbell ensem-
ble of Ozark .Baptist Church.
Friends of the Library and Dale
.County Master Gardeners. She .
loved the Lord. her family, and her'
fellow man.
She was preceded in death by
her father. William Tullie Garner
-of.Dothan.
'Surviving are: her husband,
Wilton Thompson of Ozark; four


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daughters, Paige and Steve
Everett of Ozark, AL, Drs. Allison
and George Graves of Point Clear,
AL; Heather and William Rish, Jr.
of Port St. Joe; and Ivy Thompson
of Ozark and fiance Stephen
Centanni of Mobile, AL; her
mother, Pauline Fischer of Ozark,
AL; a brother, Elmer Lee Garner of
Selma, AL; brothers- and sisters-
in-law, Dorothy and Jim Reece,
Kenneth and Martha Dan
Thompson of Ozark, AL; and
Shiela Willis of Skipperville, AL;
her mother-in-law, Mrs. J.P.
Thompson of Ozark, AL; special
aunt and uncle, Eddie Lee
"Junior" and Florene Richardson
of Dothan, AL; special friends,
Judge Ben and Bobbie
McLaughlin, godchild, Phillip Ben
McLaughlin III; grandchildren,
Rebekah, Andrew and Tullie
Everett; Fern, Audra and Garner
Graves; Joe, Kathleen and
Caroline Rish.
Funeral services were at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mafch 12
from the Ozark Baptist Church
with the Rev. Greg Aman officiat-
ing. Interment. followed in, the
Concord Cemetery near Skipper-
ville.
In lieu of flowers the' family
suggests memorials be sent to the
Ozark Baptist Church, or the
American Cancer Society.

Trees Thinned

At Cape Site
This-past Monday, Eglin Air
Force Base began removing or
thinning 151 acres of pine trees
that .are interfering with .radar.
sites on Test Area D-3 at Cape
, San Bias.
The tree. cutting is necessary
to allow the existing radar facili-
ties to operate at full capabilities.
Currently,. the high growth of
these trees interferes with the
radar's ability to "see" over the
horizon.
This is the fourth time pine
trees have been cut for mission
reasons since 1983.,
Of the-. 151- acres to be,
affected. clearcutting will take
place on the 63 acres closest to
the site and very heawy thinning
%\ill be done on the remaining 88
acres. Harvest will take at least
. two months or longer if the paper
mill has a shutdown or it becomes
too wet because of heavy rain.

Cookie Booths
Girl Scout cookie booth sales'
for this week are Friday, at Rich's
. IGA in WVewa from 2-6 p.m., and
Saturday at Piggly Wiggly from 9
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Patients Program
Throughout the month of
March, students at Port St. Joe
Middle School will be collecting,
spare change from home, family
and friends to help save the lives
of people throughout Florida who
suffer .from leukemia, lymphoma,
myeloma and Hodgkin's disease.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society's eighth annual Pennies
/for Patients, campaign involves
over 500 schools across the state
and 58 chapters of The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society nationwide.
Last year, 68 schools in Northern
Florida raised a record $77,000.
Nationwide, the Pennies for
Patients program raised more
than $8.5 million.
Monies raised will help fund
research and patient services pro-
grams such as financial aid, Back
to School, and family support
groups.
While leukemia claims the
lives of more children than any
other disease, recent success
shows an 80% cure rate for acute
lymphocytic leukemia, a form of
childhood leukemia. "The idea of
children helping children is what
'makes Pennies for Patients so
special." says Student Council
sponsor, Cathy Colbert. The top
'fundraising. school in Northern
Florida will be eligible to win a
computer, keyboard and color
monitor. Other prizes, such as gift
.certificates for school supplies
and equipment, will also be.
awarded, to top fundraising
schools.
For more information about
.Pennies for Patients, or the soci-,
etv s programs, please contact the
Northern Florida Chapter .at
904/538-0721. To make a dona-
tion through the school, contact
Cathy Colbert at 227-3211.

Car Seats for

Gulf County Kids
The Gulf County Health
Department has received a car
seat grant from the Department of,
Transportation. under the direc-
tion of AAA. The child (pregnant
moms welcome) and an automo-
bile must be present for training
and receipt of the car seat.
Additionally, a donation of at least
$10.00 is requested per car seat
based on income.
S Please schedule appoint-
ments for the car. seats through
the front desk of the Port St. Joe
(227-1276) or Wewahitchka '(639-
2644), Health Departments. Be.
prepared to spend approximately'
1/2-hour with the technician,
receiving information about car
seat safety and hands on experi-
ence in properly installing your
car seat.
Please note: Appointments
are not just for new car seats
received through the /health
department. If you would like a
car seat checked that you have.
already purchased or received, for
'recalls or proper installation,
please contact them, too.
The, Gulf County. Health
Department is proud to report, to
the community that the car seat
event held on February 16
resulted in a huge success for
Gulf County families. The findings
of this event report that 13 safety
seats were checked, 13 safety
seats were improperly installed,
and 1 safety seat was recalled.
Also, it was reported that 21
safety seats were given out that
day: two infant safety seats, 10
convertible seats, and nine
booster seats. Thank you, Gulf
County Safety Team, for the work
that you do for the families of Gulf
County!
The Gulf County Health
Department has tentative plans to
schedule the next car seat com-
munity- event in Wewahitchka the
weekend of the Tupelo Festival in
May. More information pertaining
to the event will, be reported closer
to the event.


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


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


Family and Friends
Celebration on 16th
Come to Zion Fair MBC on
March 16 at 6:00 p.m. and fellow-
ship with family, friends, support-
ers and well-wishers of Project:
Mold-A-Male/Female. This is an
annual event.
In the past, citizens of this
community, merchants, banks,
churches, city commission, city
police, sheriffs dept, Tapper
Foundation, .Washington Improve-
ment Group, Arvida, Jessie Ball
duPont Fund, and channel ',44
have enabled them to function
effectively.
They are entering a new sea-
son and this is the kick-off. Their
purpose is three-fold: exposure for
Project: Mold-A-Male/Female and
its mission; acquiring funds for
projects; and coming together for
enjoyment 'and fellowship. Good
singing, fellowship and refresh-
ments can be .expected.
In order to raise funds, a sou-
venir boo}det is being assembled.,
Each member is seeking spon-
sors. Also, patron pledges are;
requested.as follows: $25-bronze;
silver-$50; and gold-$100. To


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(850) 227-1818


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


make a pledge, call 229-6624 or
229-8339. to make a donation,
mail a check to 210 M.L.K. Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Everyone is invited. Plan to
attend.

Spring Auction
and BBQ Dinner
New Harvest Fellowship
Church will hold an auction and
BBQ dinner on Saturday, April
7th, at the Lake Alice Park on
Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka..
The dinners will consist of
barbecue chicken, baked beans,
potato salad, bread and dessert.
They will be served from' 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. CT, eat in or pick up,
and are $5 each.
Preview for the auction starts
at 4:00 p.m. with the sale at 6:00
p.m. Items include household
items, tools, glassware, crafts,
collectibles, china, plants, a cake
auction and much more.
'Refreshments will be sold during
the auction.
All proceeds go to the New
Harvest .Fellowship Building
Fund. For more information call
639-5722 or 639-9698.


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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 Soutth. Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ......... . 900 a.m. CT,
Sunday Worship '..'.... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT:
Wednesday Bible Study .... ... ... 7:,00'p.Int. CT


w L FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
''- JI '. 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
s Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m.
'Adult School ... ... .. 11 a.m.


*Sunday School
*Young Children
*Nursery Available
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron.


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First 'Baptist Church


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
-*" Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education' Al,r.nFr e,:. ,'Lderr :
Sunday School .: ..... .. .. .9:45 am
4j1& Worship Service .... .. ...... 11:00 am'
Disciple Training .... . . 6:00 pm
Evenin Worship M ..i. . ... ....7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 pm


< "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

FAITH BIBLE (C4URCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ........................... 10:00 a.m .
Sunday Morning Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study . 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRIRTIAN CI-OOL ,


Constitution and Mfionument
SPort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


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


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


Sunday School .. .
Sunday Morning Wo
Sunday Evening Wo
Wednesday Evening


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


First United
Methodist to
Observe Holy
Week Services
The First United Methodist
Church will observe Holy Week
with Lenten services Monday,
March 25 through Friday, March
29, at 12:00 noon.
There will be a different min-
ister each day who will bring the
message in the sanctuary of the
church. Scheduled to speak are:
Monday, Rex. Oliver Taylor of
First United Methodist Church:
Tuesday, Rev. Dave Fernandez of
Oak Grove Assembly of God':
Wednesday, .Rev. Brent Vickery of
First Baptist Church; Thursdayv.
Dr. Bill Taylor of Faith 'Bible
Church,. and Friday, Rev. Jesse
Evans of First United Methodist
Church.
Following the message each
day, a soup and sandwich lun,
cheon will be served in the fellow-
ship ,hall. All members of the
community are welcome to join
them at any time dunng the ser-
vice or luncheon. H.
Please plan to. observe Holy
Week and .share fellowship with
friends'.
Palm Sunday, March 24, the
Children's, Choir will sing at the
11:00 morning worship service.
Easter Morning service the
Chancel Choir will present a can-
tata, "Were You There".

Easter Sunday
Plans at Gilgal
Gilgal Spirit of Holiness
'Church of White City would like to


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(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
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invite all of their neighbors to the
Easter services March 31, fol-
'lowed by dinner on the grounds.
The day will end with a super
Easter egg hunt for children of all
ages.
Everyone is invited; you may
bring covered dishes.) For more
information call 850/827-2621.
Colored eggs may be dropped off
on Saturday, March 30 and are
appreciated but not required.


Abe Springs
Gospel Sing
Abe Springs Baptist Church;
will have a gospel sing on March
16 at 6:00 p.m. CT. Some of the
talent featured will be Bob Davis,
Linda Pope, Ila Chandler, Elton
McDaniel and other local singers.
All singers are welcome.
Pastor Allen Pitts 'and the
congregation extend a cordial
invitation to everyone to come and
be blessed. The church is located
at 13913 SW, CR 275 South in
Blountstown. For more informa-
tion call 674r5880.

Spring Style Show
and Luncheon
The United Methodist Women
will present their Spring Style
Show and Luncheon Saturday..
March 16at 11:30 a.m. in the
Fellowship Hall at First United
Methodist Church. Tickets are
available from 'any UMW member
or from the church office. They
are $10 each.
The latest fashions for spring
and summer will be displayed by
models from Aline's, Interiors
Etcetera, and Melita's Boutique.


Highland View Baptist Church
'A Fellowship .:-. God's Children Sharing Jesus JESUS CARES. We Care
382 Ling Streel Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: hvbaptisl@aol.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"if you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pick you up."


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


Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting .... 7 p.m.
Wednesday Youth/Children Activities ........ 7 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ................ .... 8 p.m.
PASTOR. REV JOHNNIE RAY BALE)


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'2'0 Long A-e,'ee PoeSt. 3oe, Flo-ida, 32456
(850) 229-9596
...................10a.m. Give tu to tl'e- Lord tIle qlorq
ship ............... 11 a.m. due His l a'Ie, worship flhe
rship ................ 6 p.m. Lord in tle be u y of kolinies..
Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a..m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue 2


Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456 ,
S(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


Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us in worship '. ::....
Hwy. 98
S ": 0 Su nda M ". n- Apalachicola ... E 1 N W ... Panama Cily
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening ,HwY.
71 Reid Ave.
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church'
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our 'ebsite at: famillifechurch.net .e.. ohiichka
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIPE (5433)


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe BeacLh,FL 32450
S LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 945 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
SMorning Worship 11,a.m. F.ening Worship 6 p in
WEDNESDAY: Cholir r'rractice 6 pm Praer Meeiing & Youth Group p m
"O)T rte aA d ke'" rhar ri Lord i bl, ied ii l' d ri man rhat rrinri 'rr iI Hii "
Pical.e a ccep rH.'is i ts t inv t, .I' i': i i i 'wovrhip God i' b s.i Y'ou
Pastor David Nichols Church 64--5026 Home 769-8"25


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garri.c;ri AVenue ,Pqrt St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. .(arcu- H. Sturdivant Church Ot'lce 227-1493
Sunday School . ... ....... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . ... 6:30 p.m.
"Wednesday . . .. . 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to.Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


First United Methodist Church
Sof Mexico Beach
1 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410 .
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ................. ........................ ........ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ............... ......................... 11 :00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


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Everyone welcome

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


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


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


Wewa City-Wide

March for Jesus
A re-enactment of Jesus' tri-
umphant 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 event will proceed
south on Main Street to Orange
Avenue, next. to Glad 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, information call
639-6754 or 639-9,698. This event
is being sponsored ;:by the
Ministerial Association. ,

Prayer Breakfast
The Matrons' Auxiliary of
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
church will sponsor a Prayer
Breakfast at the church on
Saturday morning, March 16 at
9:00 a.m. This event is being held
in behalf of the church's building
fund, and a $5, donation will be
appreciated. Delivery is available
by calling 229-6692 be 8:30 a.m.


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Musical Program;
*A spirit filled musical program
will be held at Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church at 7:00
p.m. on Friday, March 22.'
Featured guest for the evening will.
be the St. Mary Baptist Church
Mass Choir from Blountstown,
and other noted soloists from
around the area.
If you miss this occasion, you;
would have missed a blessing. so,
come out and receive what God
has in store for you.


Annual Plant
and Bake Sale
The Port St. Joe Garden
Club's annual Plant and Bake
Sale will be held on Saturday,
March 23 from 8:00 a.m. until
2:00 p.m. at the Garden Club,;
210 8th Street in Port St. Joe.
A wide variety of plants will be
available outside and many won-
derful baked goods will be sold
inside. As everyone knows, the:
Garden Club members are'
renowned for their skills in the
kitchen as% well as in the garden,
and this event will showcase both!.


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From the Principal of

Wewahitchka


High School

by Dr. Bill Tuby


Idea #10 from the list of "18
Ideas for Becoming a Master
Student" is as follows. Figure out
what study skills and learning
skills you areinot good at. Practice
those skills whenever possible.
Recognizing and correcting weak-
nesses is a strength. For example,
if participating in class is not a
strong point, practice at home
what questions you might ask or
anticipate a question that the
teacher might ask. As you gain
confidence, great things will hap-
pen.
In case you are not aware,
any family that has qualified for
Florida's Healthy Kid Program, is
also eligible for a similar program
for dentists. Contact the school if
you have questions.
Right how we are not antici-
pating having regular summer
school. Courses will be offered at
PSJ Adult School. And. there will
be the opportunity to take cours-
es on-line through Florida Virtual
School. Students can. register
through April 16th. The principal
and guidance counselor have
information on this topic.
We are keeping track of atten-
dance figures for our first period
classes. We hope to encourage
attendance and punctuality. Mr.
Jay Bidwell and Mr. Alex Adams.
have classes that took honors last
month. A breakfast.is planned for
them and the most recent win-
ners in the near future.
* The Gator Sound Band will be
performing at the Florida Band-*
master's Association District
Festival in Chipley on Thursday
at 3:15.
The Mock Trial Team. under
the direction of Mrs. Peral Hunter.
will be off to the state competition
on March 21-23. Members of this
team include Jana Traylor. James
Destifino. Caleb Cutchin,
Monique Adkins. Cortne Hoover.
Zach Barnes. and Kody Bidwell.
S We are anticipating a trophy!
.This forum provides an
opportunity to extend a thank you
to senior James Destifino for his
work with FHSAA as a Sports
Information Director. This is a
wonderful program for students
interested in sports and maybe a
career in a sports-related profes-


sion. See Dr. T for some informa-
tion if you are interested.
The softball team is undefeat-
ed after great wins this past week.
This week the team took on
Munroe at home on Tuesday, and
Chattahoochee at their place.
This has the makings of an out-
standing season!
The baseball team' is unde-
feated in the district after a couple
of wins last week. This week the
boys took on Rutherford and
Arnold at home on Wednesday
and Thursday. On Friday they
travel to Port St. Joe to continue
the county rivalry.
The track team hosted a meet
at our track this Wednesday after
school. Then on Saturday, the
boys and girls will visit
Rutherford.
Weightlifting has been going
well. Last week we hosted our first
meet 'of the season. The Gators
defeated Altha for our first win of
the season. The team will travel to
Altha to try to repeat the success.
A note of thanks to those who
participated in or helped to sup-
port the Gulf County Scholarship
Prograii's golf tournament this
past weekend. It was a -beautiful
day and-we were successful in our
attempts to raise some funds for
our future graduates!
We also congratulate and
. wish 'much success to our part-
ners at the public library. What a
wonderful and much needed ben-
efit for our community!
This year's Curriculum Fair is
entitled 'Wild, Wild West." It will
be held on March 15th as a result
of a change in our calendar.
Activities for students and the
community will begin at 12:20. If
you have any questions. please
contact Mrs. Debbie Cole at 6,39-
2228.
The end of the grading period
was technically March 13th.
However, we will not change
classes until the 18th. Students
will be in school on the 14th &
15th of March. Students \wll be
off on March 25th. but they do
not get off for Spring Break until
March 29th.
Report cards %will be handed
out on March 26th. (This is the
same date as our History Fair.


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Dear Sir-
The subject of orderly growth
is a critical issue for the state of
Flonda. Gulf County' is beginning
to experience growing pains
Unless we have a system in place
to avoid the many pitfalls other
counties are expenencing. we will
have hodge-podge development.
Observe what is happening in
Bay and Walton counties. Is that
what's in store for Gulf County'? I
hope not.
Growth is inevitable, however
I don't think it is necessary to give
.up one inch of our public land or
any highway to private corpora-
tons in exchange for a promise of
jobs-jobs that will probably be
penny-ante. minimum wage. and
short-lived. We'll hav enough of
those as the county grows.
I am .ery disappointed that
the Board rescinded the motion to
have a referendum on the issue of
moving Highway 98
Favonng the big money com-
panies may adversely affect the
present commercial establish-
ments and households-financially
and aesthetically., Inflated prop-
erty values may tax u,s out of our
businesses, homes, and our chil-
dren's inhentance.
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More and more we are discovering
that parents are the last to know!
And at thisetime of year we do not
want any surprises.
Students, have you ever
thought of the National Guard as
an option for yoUr future? See Dr.
T for some .great information,
including a great summer job!
(Juniors and Seniors, only for
now!)
Sophomores and Juniors are
eligible for the Youth Leadership
Conference at FSU on May 1-4.
The cost is $175. See Dr. T for
more information.

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children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren to be able to
see the sky. the surf. the sand,
the sea oats. the wetlands.: to
know who their next-door neigh-
bor is: to be able to walk through
town without fear because of a
potentially increased cnme rate
that usually accompanies rapid
growth.
Our public officials have been
entrusted with our land. It is their
responsibility to study and evalu-
ate all the issues in an impartial
manner and plan for orderly
growth. They' should base their
decisions on what is best for the
majority of the citizens.
They have a tough job ahead.
I wish them GOOD LUCK!
Sincerely.
Angeline S. Whitfield

Juvenile Justice,
Domestic Violence
Councils to Meet
The Calhoun/Gulf County
Domestic Council will be meeting
at 3:30 p.m. ET note time change)
Thursday. March 21 at the Gull"
County Library. Hw. 71 N. in
Port St. Joe.
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council meeting \will fol-
low at 4:00 p.m. ET. Membership
is open to the public. Anyone is
welcome, and is encouraged to
attend. For further details and
.-..information. please contact-Do.n
Vashabaugh at 850/22'7-7340


The Irish potato is a good
choice for most Florida gardens.-


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hevwing will be held at the Plinn ng and Development
Retiew Board i PDRBI meeting on TuesdaN, March 19. 2002 at 10.00)
a.m. EST, and at the Board of I('ounn Commissioners BOCC i meet-
ing on Tuesday, March 2N6, 2002 at 6 00 p m. EST. Both public hear-
ings will be held in the BOCC Meeutng Room at the Robert NM. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G Cosun Sr Blid., Port St Joe,
Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

Final Plat Approval for \\'ater's Edge Subdi vision, Piergio anni, Tax ID
#6318-002R, 6309-001. 6316-009, -002 in Secuon 23, Township 9
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a 45 unit subdii sion
subject to all development regulations required b\ Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approsal for Landing at Werappo Creek. St. Joe
Timberland, Tax ID #3469-0001R 113.12 acres in Section 2 & 3,
Tow nship 6 South, Range.11 .West, Gulf County, Florida, a 16,unit
subdivision subject to al.1l development regulations required by Gulf
Counn. .

Preliminary Plat Approval 'for Emerald Pearl1Beach, H. H. Wang, .Tax
ID #6316-OOOR -3 18 acres in Section 23,.Township 9 South, Range
11 \Vest, Gulf County, Florinda, a 3 unit subdi vision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf County.

Small Scale Map Amendment- David Tauriton Agricultural to
Residential Lo, .Denity Taunton Farms Parcel IED) #1359-IR -
6.50 acres in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10
W est. ;... '

Applications max be reviewed at the Building and Planning
Department,*Room 301 in the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL .

All interested parties mav appear at the meeting to be heard regarding
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Extension Notes
by
Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service


Irish Potatoes Good Choice

for North Florida Gardens


When planted in the late winter or
early spring (February to 'March
10), 100 pounds of seed should
produce 10 bushels or more of
potatoes. Use certified seed potato
where possible. Avoid table stock
potatoes for planting stock as you.
may get a poor variety or one that
will not sprout. Each seed piece
should be cut into. a two-ounce
size and should' have two or more
eyes. The cut seedpiece could be
dusted with a fungicide such as'
captain to prevent decay. '
For planting. it is best to first
make a raised bed about six
inches high and 1-2 feet wide. If
several rows are to be planted.
space these rows 36-42 inches
apart in the garden. Then open a.
seed lurrow 3-4 inches ddep down
the center of the row. Place the
seed pieces into the furrow at 8-
12 inch intervals. Cover and water
the freshly planted rows.
When preparing the bed,'
make sure you have used liberal
amounts of' fertilizer. 1 quart of
10-10-10 fertilizer per 50 feet of.
row, space. Sidedress .potatoes
twice, three weeks apart, with one
pound of 10-10-10-10 per 50. feet of
row space. .
Blind tubers are not an
uncIommon potato production
problem. Let's consider a typical
experience- a Florida gardener
planted Insh potato seed pieces
Jlus as directed. \When. after sev-
eral discoura2eng da- s, there were
n-:. signs ,:f- plants emerging.
he, she scratched into the soil to
ha% e a look at the seed pieces.
'The pieces had sprouted. but
the plants weren't growing the
iaNy they were supposed to. The
sprouts were short. about .vto t':
three inches long. 'There \as a
small young tuber at the end of
each one. However, there was no
leaf'. top growth only the small.
round tubers. which would never
reach a useful size.
The experience I described
resulted Ifrom blind tubers sprout
tLittl-rs. or mbie simply, potatoes


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without tops. As I said, it's a fairly "
common problem in home gar-
dens throughout .North Florida.
We probably would first think that
this problem results from some
kind of plant disease. But, it isn't
caused by fungi, bacteria, or any
kind of parasitic organism. The
problem actually starts inside the
seed pieces themselves, and
seems to be caused by an abnor-
mally high concentration of cell
sap.
Seed potatoes should be
stored in a cool, dark place-not'a
warm one. This helps prevent
sprouting. However, if the storage
temperature gets too high, and
sprouting does occur, just leave
the sprouts alone-don't remove
them.
Your best bet is to buy fresh
seed pieces at a garden center.,
Then plant the seed quickly in
warm, moist soil not cool, dry soil.
If you try to raise potatoes by
planting seed pieces cut from
stock potatoes you bought at the
grocery store we can almost guar-
antee that you'll see symptoms of
.'blind tuber development. Store
potatoer. are often treated .with a
sprout inhibilor. and this treat-
merit can ir-sLitin the blind tuber
problem.
Many gardeners are surprised.
to see small, green, tomato-like
fruits' forming on ,the tops of
poLtto plants a.. '::rtlain times of
the year. These fruits are not the
result of crossing of potatoes with
tomatoes. .but are the iatura]
',fruits of the potato plant. Dig your
-.potatoes in May before the sum-
mer rains begin.
Varieties recommended for
. North Florida are. the round
whites such .as Atlantic, Sebago,
arid Superior, and the round reds
like Red LaSo.dai and Red Pontiac.
Do 'not plant the long baking types
as they grove, poorly.
For mnjre' deit'uled infrr,-nation
on growing hIn-h Fpri.-i.-L please
'call your 'p.per.itr., extension
office or locWdl garderi enter.
Applying Fungicides
Using the night amount'of the
right fungicide is .essential for
effective plant disease control.
But. that's only half the battle!
You" must also know when to
apply the selected material.
Fungicides wo rk by prevent-
ing plant diseases. They serve as;
shields against infection.. not:
cures. These chemicals, cannot
save plants that are already
injected.. they can only limit the
spread of a disease' to healthy
plants. So it's very important to
begin- a tungicidal spra. program
at the first signs ,: atLtack or. bet-i
ler yet. een before \iLIu notice anyl
symptoms at all. lM\ nlormation.
on funiciide applications wa\ pro-
vided b', Ete-nsion Plant
Pati-ioloist Dr. Tom nKuiharek.' of
the Univ-ri-ity lof, Florida's.
In-stitute oF Food and Agricultural
Sciences.
When you notice the first
signs 'of, fungus disease-usually
leaf spots or blight-you can be
fairly sure that the affected plants
have been infected for at least
three days 'and perhaps as long as
two weeks. Symptoms of bacterial
leaf spots and downy mildews
usually appear three to ten days
after infection. Other leaf diseases
have incubation periods of from
seven to ten days in some cases as
long as from ten to fourteen days.
Generally, the longer the
incubation period, the slower a
disease spreads, and the more
easily it can be controlled.
Obviously, then, diseases that
have short incubation periods,
such as bacterial blights, and
'downy. mildews, are the most dif-
ficult to control.
Other variables, such as
weather conditions, cultural con-
trols, fungicide toxicity, and spray
application techniques also will,


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News Column

Faith Christian School

Faith Christian is now taking Hersman with Wycliffe Bible
applications for next year. It is Translators/SIL. We are glad to be
especially important in the a part of God's work in the world
younger classes that you register through them.
your children early, as all of the This month our missions
-preschool classes either closed focus is on a former Faith
out or were almost closed out this Christian student, Chris Rober-
year. If you want a spot quaran- shaw, eldest son of Ronnie and
teed for your children, youi must Brenda Robershaw. Chris is
turn in your registration forms presently at Southeastern College
and pay the $50 registration fee in Lakeland where he is majoring
by April 8. in Bible and minoring in missions
Please remember to turn in in preparation of becoming a mis-
your Campbell's soup labels (and sionary. He is already involved in
related items). We will count them mission work in Lakeland, volun-
and turn them in at the end of steering with Youth for Christ,
March. If you have not turned in counseling one on one with trou-
your money for the Hebert candy, bled boys. At a local .detention
please do so immediately. center, he preaches every Sunday
Last month, Faith Christian and holds a 'Bible study each
students. collected $74.75 in mis- Thursday. He is also involved with
sion support for Russ and Lynda the Collegiate Master's Core


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ferent pastors as a part of his
internship and pastoral training.
We are really glad to be able to
help Chris with our mission offer-
ings this month.
Spirit Week was really great
last week. With students dressed
differently every day according to-
the day's theme, there was much
excitement. Spirit Week conclud-
ed with Field Day on Friday.'With
all of the relays, soccer games,
group contests, etc., the students
had a lot of fun. One highlight of
the day was when Dr. Taylor set
Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Sarmiento
up to becoming human ice cream
cones, topped with chocolate
syrup. Even in a chocolate lover's
dream, we are not sure that
chocolate in your ears and hair
makes your tummy go yummy.
Awards were presented in
assembly on Monday, *March 11.
For Field Day, grades four and
five took a hard-earned first
place. ,Second place went td6
kindergarten 5-A, and an equal
score among "middle school 1",
second,, and first grades split
third place, Judging for the over-
all winner of Spirit Week included
the percentage of the classroom
support, involvement, teacher
involvement, artwork, poetry, and
spirit days. Mrs. Nelson's kinder-
garten class won this award and
received the huge spirit banner
that now hangs in the hall outside
her door where it will remain for a
full year.
There are several dates to be
aware of. Wednesday was the end,
of the third quarter of school,. and .
report cards go out on March 19.'
Be ready for spring picture day on
Friday. March 15. Our next
chapel will be on Monday. March
IS PTF will meet on Tuesday.
March 19 at 7:00 pm.


ELPHIN NEWS
FROM
/ -l EM PORTAST. JOE
EMENTARY SCHOOL


STUDENTS OF THE WEEK-from left,. Jarred Watts (5th grade);
Corey North (1st grade); Dalton Brewer (kindergarten); Hayley Smith
(3rd grade); Dayja Adams (Pre-K); and Sarah Pippin (2nd grade).


by Cindy Belin -
No School: School will not be
held on Monday, March 25 due to
Teacher Inservice.
Report cards for this grading
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 % ill not
be held March 29,- Apnl 5 due to
spring.break.
Kindergarten registration
will be held on Wednesdatv Apnl


17 from 8:00-1:30 in the kinder-
garten classes. If your child plans
to attend Port St. Joe .Elementary
School in the fall. please bring...
yourr child
*birth certificate
social secunty card .
'proof of immunization -
"physical
Parents Help: Please notify.
the front office if you have had a
change of address and/or phone
number.


nOmore books to go before we see
SPORT ST. JOE ur reading teachers in costume
as Destiny's Child. So read. read.
Middle read!
M iddle The SGA is holding their
'- annual Pennies for Patients drive.
School N ew s This is in place to collect money
l w* for a leukerria patient. To do your
part. you must bring your spare
change to AA with you. and drop
by Elizabeth Kilbourn Nov. the best of the best. it in the class's bucket. The AA
TGFO'! Thank Goodness Students of the Week. For 9th who collects the most gets a
FCAT is Over! FCAT is finally over. grade. they are Andrew'.White and party. and the good feeling from
and done with. believe it or not. Mi-st Tomlinson. The tlth graders knowing you helped out someone
%we came out of it alive! The day are Kayla Siprell and .J.P. Tinsley. in need.
has come when we don't have to The 6th graders are Nelson
feel the FCAT sneaking up behind Shelton and Jade Fincher. They. Another school-wide competi-
us prepanng to scream "BOO!" as is the rest ofl' the -chool. are the tion is the PTSO membership
It's gone, done with. out of here! 'bet of the best because they sur- race. Get your farruly members to
Yes. my fnends, those 3 days of ,',.ed! (FCAT. that is) join the Parent Teacher Student,
neorous testing have passed us Nov. e have to li\e up to the Organization for a mere 82. Bring
reading goal. Only a fe v. tIi.ousard the money to school and mouvate '


Computer

Classes

The Lifelong Learning Office
of Gulf Coast Community College,
in conjunction with the Business
and Technology Divisions, will
present the following non-credit
computer classes in March and,
April:
MS Windows Basics, 4/6-&
4/13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $53
MS Word-Basic, 4/6-4/13, 9-
a.m.-4:30 p.m., $53
SMS Word-Advanced, 3/13-
4/10, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $53
MS Excel-Intermediate, 4/6-
4/13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.. $53.
MS Access-Basic, 4/4-4/11,
9 a.m.-4 p.m., $53
PPre-registration is required
and no classes will be held during
the week of spring break (March
25-29). All courses require a text-
book and are held at the Panama
City main campus. For more
information call (850) 872-3823,
or (800) 311-3685. ext. 3823, or-
visit the Lifelong' Learning web
page at http://ill.gc.cc.n.ur/bit..

Tracy Lawrence

in Concert Apr.12
Marina Civic Center in
Panama City will present .Tracy
Lawrence in concert at 8:00 p.m.
on Friday, April 12, Tickets are
$25-$35 from the office, 850/434-
7444, or online at www.marina
civiccenter.com and click., on
Ticketmaster.


your classmates to do the same. '
As always, the AA who collects the
most gets a...you guessed
it... PARTY!
This writer's last little known
fact: The shortest British
monarch was Charles I. whd.
stood at 4 feet 9 inches. That's
even shorter than some of the 6th,
graders. Just kidding guys: I feel
your vertically challenged pain!
This week is my last article
for Port St. Joe Middle School.
However. my ending is only some-
one else's beginning. Next week
Bnttany Kropp will be taking over
as your news provider for the
middle school. I hope you'\e had
as good a time reading the news
as I've had reporting it.


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This Week At...

WEWAHITCHKA

MIDDLE SCHOOL


ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAM-Back row, left to right, Jesse
Raffield, Chris Cochrann and Douglas May. Front row, from left:
Melanie Raffield, Ashley Lacour, Sara Hoffman and Kayla Parker.

Port St. Joe Odyssey of

the Mind Earns First Place


This past weekend the 'Port.
St. Joe Elementary School
Odyssey of' the Mind ,team of
(Douglas May, Kayla Parker,
Melanie Raffield, Sara Hoffman,
Chris Cochran, Jesse Raffield,and
Ashley Lacour competed in the
Capital. Region Competition.,
The;judges were so impressed
with their presentation that they
received first place and the only
Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award
for the day. This award was given
because this team, although


young, showed phenomenal cre-
ativi ty.
The costumes and props were
beyond the judges' expectations.
The creative theme in itself was
spectacular, not to mention the'
creative effects designed by the
team to help camouflage their
,vehicle.
The team, along with their,
coaches" Charlotte Willis and
Cindy .Jones, will now go on to
compete in the state competition
held on April ]3. : ,


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ASSOCIATES: Charlotte Sanford, 850-647-3609 Joan Lovelace, 850-874-4906 (Pager)
Regina Capps, 850-648-4489 Barbara Mannon. 850-64"-5004


135 Columbus Street Gulf View 3
,BR/3BA home on 2 landscaped lots only
steps to the Beach! Large living, dining,
and kitchen combo upstairs with covered
deck and sun deck has great Gulf View.
Downstairs has Den/Family room with
french doors that lead to side yard and
Gulf View! Also separate office down-
stairs. Great Master bed/bath w/jacuzzi
garden tub. 2 car garage. Outside green
'house anrdyard building. MUST SEE THIS
ONE! $275.000.00.


108 Sundial Court Beautiful Tradit.ona
Family home on 2 cul-de-sac lots
w/approx 3456 sq. ft. living area' in
restricted residential neighborhood. This 4
BR/3 BA home has custom wood doors
trim, large open rooms; and bonus
room/mother-in-law quarters with sepa-
rate entrance over huge 28'x32' garage.
Fenced back yard, underground sprinkler
system, rose garden, and lots of parking
for boats, cars, or RV. This unique home
has many amenities. Owner financing
available. $325,000.00.


I IE 1,1 tll ccE AM .c". 'JIr u uI.UtUieu
Beach! Gulf view from front and back
decks, 3 BR/2 BA manufactured home
located on the third lot fro m beach, cathe-
dral ceiling, nice laundry and pantry area.
New 2 car garage and workshop.
$187,000.00.


Baby Gator News
Science Fair Winner
Matthew Dorman won the locAl
Science Fair at Wewahitchka Jr.A
Sr. High School. He went onto tme
Regional Science Fair at Chipola
Jr. College. He placed second in
his category and is going on to the
state fair held in Lakeland on
April 10 through 13.
From the Teachers Mrs.
Hoover would like all students to
know that she will be available
from 7:15 to 7:30 in the mornings
to help with all math homework.
Students are invited to sub-
mit original articles, cartoons, or
poems for publication in this
newsletter.
Seventh grade students in
Mrs. Cole's class will be doing
their clay projects.
Sports A track meet was held
March 12.
JV girls softball has games
today at Bristol, 3:00 p.m. and
tomorrow at home against? PSJ
Middle School at 3:30 p.m..
JV boys baseball plays Fnday
at Port St. Joe at 4:00 p.m.
Important Dates: Wild, Wild
West Curmculum Fair is tomor-
row; teacher insen ice/student
holiday is March 25th; Spring'
Break is March 29th through
April 5th; 8th grade trip to Sea
World is May 3rd.
Students Perform in Movie:
For the Wild, -Wild West
Curriculum Fair. Middle School
students will act out scenes about
famous people and, events from
the Wild West period of history.
They will include the Battle of
Little Bighorn, Trail of Tears, the
Battle of the Alamo. the Shootout
at the OK Corral, a bank robbery.
Dead Man's Hand. Gone With The
Wind. the James Younger Gang.
Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark,
Wyatt Earp. Belle Starr. and Jess
and Frank James.
Reminders: A reminder to all
students-you must have turned
in your, new Acceptable Internet
Use forms in order to be allowed
on the Internet.
Student Opinions: FASHION
(by Megan Crutthfield) The latest
rage in Wewa night now is Dixie
Outfitters shirts. anything Tommy
Iilfiger (of course!), windbreaker
pants, DKNY. Old Nxvy. caps.
,,.Setchers, Nike, Gap.,and just
basically anything classy or
sporty.
CCC Lab: The school received
a state grant that will allow us to
have our own CCC (computer cur-
riculum corporation) 'lab to be,
used in conjunction with our reg-
ular reading program. This pro-
gram is, research-based and is
used to individually assess stu-
dent performance and find areas
in need of remediation. The pro-
gram then prescribes an indiudu-
ally tailored program to help
* strengthen the student's weak-
nesses. We are thrilled to have our
own CCC lab and are confident
.that the students will benefit.


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BARBARA G. HARAION
Broker/Owner


1IL flWy. 70 JKMIINU VIEW Z
BR/2.5 BA town home with UNOB-
STRUCTED GULF VIEW at DEDICATED
BEACH!! Completely furnished and nicely
decorated. Covered decks off living room
and master bedroom have fantastic GULF
VIEW. $225,000.00.
512 B Hwy. 98 REEL DREAMS 2
BR/2.5 BA town' home with UNOB-
STRUCTED GULF VIEW at DEDICATED
BEACH!! Screened porch off living-room
and covered deck off master bedroom
have spectacular GULF VIEW and Breezes!
$225 000.00.


024/ Alabama Avenue J BK/Z BA stilt
home on wooded corner lot, deck and
screened porch, open floor plan, fireplace in
living room and master bedroom, master
bath has large dressing area and step up
garden tub. MAKE OFFER! $139,000.00.


Disney Dreamers and Doers:
The recipient of the Disney
Dreamers and Doers Award is
Megan Whitfield. Megan was
selected by her teachers as a stu-
dent who exemplifies the qualities
of Walt Disney himself-confi-
dehce, curiosity, courage, 'and
coristancy.
Megan gives her best at eyery
endeavor she undertakes. She is a
positive force in our middle sdliool.
. and a shining example to all of us.
Odyssey of the Mind Wins
First Place: Our middle chdol
OM team won first place in their
division at the Regional competi-
tion in Monticello. They 'will be
traveling to Orlando on Aphl 13th
to compete for the state-title.
Members ,of the OM team are
Sarah House, Robbie Morris, Brad
Udell, Greg Sandndge. Matthew,
Miller, and Justin Barnes. Great
job, guys.


Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Street. .
at Hwy. 98
Rentals: (850) 648-5449
Sales: (850) 648-5683
Fax: (850) 648-4247
Toll Free: (800) 260-1137


More Puppies
Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humrane Society are 3
black lab pups, .8 wks. old, 2
males 1 female picturedd: Andy &
Barriey-golden 3-mo.. old males,
puppies-several breeds; grown
Calahouna cur; 2 Calahouna cur
pups, about 8 wks; Celine-female
red butterball pup; Henry & Jack-
perfect black lab males.
Sedona & Ellie-2 nice red
females; Greta-small female, red
with black muzzle- 2 beagles-one


mixed with ridgeback; Trooper-5
1/2 mo-old gold colored collie mix
male; Lemon-longhaired male.
All cats can now be seen in
our new large display cage.
Annual White Elephant sale,
April 27th, Toucan's Restaurant
in Mexico Beach. Call 229-6127
or 227-1103. for donation infor-
mation.

Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!


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offices to Serv You:


St. Joe Bay Office Cape Office
2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 bCape San Bias Road
(850) 227-9600 Sales (850) 227-2160
Fax (850) 227-2115. Fax (850) 229-8783
Toll Free: (800) 451-2349 Toll Free: (800) 600-1298


WEB SITE: C21GulfCoastRealty.com =E-MAIL ADDRESS: Sales@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
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3BR/2BA tManufactured horne tuated Fon
4 1. 2 acre beautiful landcaoprng biUd a
Iarge ,.orkshop. This is a must see! Call
Susie White 227-4046 or 800-451-2349.
$124,900 MLS#91741


Ist lher J31,' /2BA with pool and hol t u
"ind storm shutters Greal location and
View FEMA ,avail. GREAT BUY FOR
$340,000! MLS#91373. Ask for Diane.

'IML1&


315 Nautilus Dr. Sea Shores 3BR/2BA
2796SF built in 1991 Cathedral ceilings
wiAh sky v.-,rdov.s in every room, FP in living
mn, bult-,n cabinets in fam rm Lg master
. BR wvalk-.,n closet. 9Ig mirrored bath v ith dbl
vanilies & dbl bubble both On I land.
escaped irrigaled loi,, 2 car garage, work-
'. shop, scuna, spa, in-ground screened. solar
healedd pool, $319,000. MLS #91358.
Home can be purchased with 2 lots for
$359,000 or 3 lots for $399,000. Call
.Brenda Millr.


Marnie Island Reserve Marie's island
offering 8 private and secluded lots on
'upland island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private
,community with 2 way bridge and security
gate. Beautiful Western, facing views in a
secluded pristine area. MLS#90969.
$225,000 each. Call Kim Harrison 850-
227-3745. ,


Port St. Joei- Bay View 1105 Monument
Ave. 3BR/.. BA, excellent income produc-
ing. inestmeni proper, w,'unlimited poten-
tial! This.T,108if home'sits on a 47x150. lo6
Call Patricia Raap for more information at
648.5683 ext.15. MLS#91569. $89,300.









Cape San Bias 3BR/2BA Entoy the natural
beauty of the Cape from this lovely home
Just a short walk'to the beach! MLS#91416
S230,000.Call Dee Mitchell @ 227-21601


109 S 27th St. Mexico Beach Beautiful
beachfront 5BR/3 5BA home with 101' of
beach, Well buhlt withdeadheod cypress Lots
of ash kitchen cabinets, custom window treat-
ments. top of the line applIances. Chair lihf
on stairs from parking level to main level.
Built in sound system with speakers inside
and out. Many amenities. $1,250,000.
MLS#91499. Call Ellen Allemore. ,








106 S. 28th St. Mexico Beach 3BR/2.5BA
home with spectacular view Good as on the
beach without the worry -3rd house to
beach. Screen porch, deck, patio, shallow
well for irrigation. Flexible arrangements for
visitors. $575,000. MLS#91738 Ask for
Ellen Allemore.


0133 &B.135 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach Gult.,
front duplex w..ith 2BR.' IBA up and 2BR." IBA
do'. n. Each furnished CM/A.
wo iher, dryer, stose, refrigerator,
mncro.vave, lots ol decks. Great investment
property. On rental program. MLS #91721
- $495,000 Ask for Ellen Allemore.


Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/IBA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf
view Lot is 50x150 This cottage has plenty
of character and charm. Enjoy the sunset
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico $350,000
MLS#91023. Call Susie White @227-9600.


Port St. Joe ,0 4BK/'JA cn oy tme oeauTirul
sunsets over the St. Joe. Bay from this lovely
home or just enjoy the nature from the court,
yard. This home is very open and spacious.
tA

Seacliffs Beach-Homes at Cape San Bias
Close to State Park. Gated community with
pool and great views of beach. New units
4BR/4 1/2'BA, over 2200 sq. ft. with eleva-
tor. Six new units from $307,900 to
$317,900. One resale, 2BR/2 1/2 BA.
$239,900.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


CAPE SAN BLAS
"Ist Tier Bay View Lot $73,500, MLS
#6456, Contact Diane Peevy.
Treasure Bay Lot 7, CSB Road $49,900.
MLS#91009
TBA-Westwind Drive, $127,000.
MLS#91207
Cape San Bias 100'x427' bay lot.
$169,900. Call Carol Bell
Cape San Bias -% Gulf view lot in South
Beach. $157,500 MLS#8085
Cape San Bias 100'x427' bay lot. Call
Susie White $169,900.
C-30, Gulf View lot. MLS#90407 -
$249,500
Bay View lots On C-30 with great view


of bay. $45,000 each. Contact Diane
.Peevy
Secluded Dunes, Lot 5, The Bluffs.
$159,900 MLS#9255
100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $249,900 -
MLS#5330
TBA Westwind Dr. $119,900 MLS#9621
Cape Son Bias $29,500 MLS#2596
Interior Lot, MLS#5327, Cape San Bias
Rd., $89,900.
Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes
Drive, $154,900.
Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias
.Rd., $200,000 Susie White.
Interior Lot, MLS#5332, Secluded Dunes
Drive, $109,900.


1st Tier, MLS#8085; Mariner's Lane,
$159,500, Susie White.
INDIAN LAGOON
MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $69,900.
INDIAN PASS
Gulf Front Lot $415,000, Contact Diane
Peevy
BEACHES
St. Joe Beach-180' on Hwy 98x440' on
Court and 370'x125' on Americus. Great
opportunity for commercial or/and resi-
dential. $975,000. MLS#9331 Call Ellen
Allemore.
8867 Hwy 98-Beacon Hill, vacant lot-
53'xl12' MLS#90230 $125,000.


Website: www.mexicobeachproperties.com E-mail: sales@mexicobeachproperties.com


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PAGE 8B THE STARPORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002


Straight To The Woman's Heart


When' it comes to matters of
the heart, what women don't
know really can hurt them-or
worse.
Cardivascular disease, also
known as CVD, is the leading
cause of death among US women,
killing approximately twice as
many American females per year
as cancer. Half of all women will
die from it. Yet fewer than 10 per-
cent of women are aware it's their
primary health risk.
Men have their first heart
attack and show signs of heart
disease 10 to 20 years earlier than
women, which is probably why so
many women tend to think of
heart disease as a male condition.
However, nothing could be further
from the truth. Women are still
very likely to get this life-threaten-
ing'condition. And what's worse,
they may not be as accustomed as
men to recognize the signs of a
heart attack before serious dam-
age has been done.-
Women need to be especially
mindful of their cardiovascular
health after menopause. Until
then, experts believe the estrogen
females produce keeps their cho-
lesterol lower, which may afford
them temporary protection from
heart attacks and heart disease.
That's not to say that a pre-
menopausal woman can't have a
heart attack 6i- get CVD. Women
who are past their childbearing
years need to be especially con-
scious of their heart health, and
call 911 or get to the emergency
room immediately if they're
exhibiting any signs of a heart
attack or stroke.
Although chest pain. squeez-
ing or fullness is the most com-
mon sign of a heart attack,
research suggests that women
and men may experience this pain
in different ways. Women are
more likely ,to describe their pain
as being in the shoulder, upper
back, neck and jaw than directly
in the center of the chest.
Less common heart attack
symptoms include unusual stom-
ach or abdominal pain. nausea or
dizziness, difficulty breathing,
heart palpitations, cold sweat, or
even unexplained anxiety, weak-
ness or fatigue.
Smokers are two to four times
more likely to have a heart attack
than nonsmokers. In addition,
tobacco use can increase' a per-
son's risk of getting CVD when it's
combined with other risk factors
for heart disease.
Higher levels of cholesterol
increase a person's risk of heart
disease. which is why women of
all ages need to exercise and care-
fully monitor their fat intake, and
get their cholesterol checked reg-
ularly.
Women who are overweight.
particularly women with extra
weight around the waist, are
prime candidates for heart dis-
case or stroke, even if they don't



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PV GuLF. NY 5900 LS
*.March" CA-M artih 2002
MONDAY-Chicken nuggets, tater
tots. orange half. graham crackers.
and milk or chef's salad meal.
TUESDAY-Burrito/shredded let-
tuce, diced tomatoes, taco sauce,
banana, jello w/ropping, corn-
bread, and milk .or chef's salad
meal.
WEDNESDAY-Turkey sandwich.
french fries, lettuce/tomato,
peaches, applesauce cake, and
milk or chefs salad meal.
THURSDAY-Ham & cheese bake.
greens, pineapple cubes, choco-
late cake, and milk or chefs salad
meal.
FRIDAY-Sausage pizza, tossed
salad/dressing, pears,' breadsticks,
and milk or chefs salad meal.
MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO
AVAILABILITY OF FOOD PRODUCTS ^
AND/OR COMMODITIES.


ndchor Hafltg & 4IIMortgqgr CIo.


107 N. 32nd Street, Mexico Beach
REDUCED TO $229,000.00
from it's original price of $260,000.00
through March 31 contingent upon
closing scheduled on or before April 26.
Take a virtual tour of this Gulf View,
Canal Front 2 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath home at www.cmontford.com.
Call Charles at 800-411-3717


appear to have any other risk tac-
tors. Extra weight strains the
heart and increases blood pres-
sure and cholesterol.
Walk or run, ride your bike or
pursue any other form of exercise
you enjoy. Even a few hours of
moderate walking a week can
reduce a woman's risk of getting
heart disease by 30 to 40 percent.

Strokes, also known as brain
attacks, are another form of CVD,
and like heart attacks, time is of
the essence if you suspect you're
having one. Call 911 immediately
if you or someone you know sud-
denly experiences any of the fol-
lowing: weakness or numbness of
the face, arm or leg; confusion,
trouble speaking or understand-
ing; dizziness, difficulty walking
or loss of balance or coordination;
severe headache with no explain-
able cause; and difficulty seeing
in one or both eyes.
Although most women's car-
diovascular problems don't show
up until after menopause, heart
disease actually begins when peo-
ple are in their teens and 20s.
With that in mind, it's never too
early to begin a healthy regimen of'
diet and exercise.


Five Generations
Maxie, a resident of Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation
Center, had a wonderful afternoon recently. As shown in the
photo above, she is holding the fifth generation of her family.
Nothing can compare wih the feel of a new baby.


March is Seagrass
Awareness Month
Citing the importance of sea-
grass and the increasing risks
that seagrass communities face,
Governor Jeb Bush recognized
March, 2002 as Seagrass
Awareness Month.
Seagrasses are flowering
grasses that live underwater and
are found in estuaries, lagoons
and shallow, open shelves off
Florida's coast.
They act as a filtering system
for nutrient run-off and helps to
stabilize bottom sediments.
"Florida is home to the largest
seagrass meadows in the world,"
said Department of Environmen-
tal Protection Secretary David B.
Struhs. "But, every seagrass bed
throughout Florida shows some
sign of damage and propeller
scarring, taking its toll on not only
the environment, but on our econ-
omy as well."
The seagrass community
serves ats a critical nursery for
commercial fish and shellfish, a
multi-million dollar industry in
Florida.
Florida seagrasses also
attract divers, snorkelers and
swimmers from around the world,
and support sea turtles, manatees
and other wildlife at various


stages of their development.
In 1998, the Seagrass
Outreach Partnership, a Florida
Keys-based coalition that includes
local, state and federal agencies,
conservation groups, and com-
mercial and recreational fishing
groups, was formed to bring
awareness about the impact that
damaged seagrasses have on
Florida and Florida boaters.
Some of the adverse effects of
boating in seagrass beds include
damage to vessel engines, hulls
and propellers when a vessel runs
aground in seagrass or shallow
bottom habitat; gouging of sea-
grasses by propellers damages the
blades and underground roots of
plants.

Seagrasses require anywhere
from tWro to 10 years to recover
froin propeller damage, and dam-
ages to seagrass habitats are sub-
ject. to both federal and state
fines. Fines for seagrass damage
'in the .Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary are $100 per
incident under one square yard of
damage, and $75 for each addi-
tional square yard up to 10
square yards. A grounded vessel
can be charged up to $100,000
per day.
For more information 'on
Florida's seagrasses visit the web-
site: www.dep.state'fl.us /coastal.


Crystal San ..JBRO KER..
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SRealty, Inc. ASSOCIATES
i r .Melba Barbee

1602HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH Vickie Davis
R.D. Davis
OFFICE: (850) 648-4400 TOLL FREE: 1-888-385-1844 MaryBlackburn

FAX: (850) 648-4555 www.crystacilsandsrealty.com

These are only a few of our properties for sale. Call for a complete list of homes and vacant properties.
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429 GULF STREET ST. JOE BEACH Modular home 3 blocks to
beach. 3 BR/2 BA, less than 4 years old. $109,000.00.


294 SQUIRREL AVENUE HOWARD CREEK 2 BR/1 BA vinyl
sided home on corner lot fenced new CH/A. $55,000.00.


182 CHAPEL LANE OVERSTREET -Approx. 2.5 acres with 2 dou-
blewides, 1 single wide mobile home. 2 bIul'drigs 3 septic tanks, 1
well. EXCELLENT CONDITION. $130,000.00.


J' 'A'~~


7266 GEORGIA AVENUE ST. JOE BEACH Double wide home 3
blocks from beach, 3 BR/2 BA immaculate home never smoked in
or had animals. Wood burning fireplace and large, decks. GREAT
BUY! $79,500.00.


3RD & WOODWARD AVE. PORT ST. JOE Older 3 BR/2 BA
home zoned commercial. Needs renovation, but has all new ply-
wood flooring. On corner just 3 blocks from Hwy. 98.
$49,900.00.


102 29TH STREET MEXICO BEACH GULF VIEW 3 BR/2BA
older Florida style home. Many possibilities for various usages.
Adjacent to Hwy. 98 and just a few sleps from the Gulf.
S 175.000.00.


206 3RD STREET MEXICO BEACH Double wide mobile home
only 3 blocks to Gulf of Mexico!. 75'xl 12' lot, above ground
pool, deck and other amenities. PRICED TO SELL AT $92,000.00.


123.E BEATTY AVENUE WHITE CITY Charming block house on
1 acre located 500 ft. from Hwy 71. Close to Hwy., yet secluded
with enough land for multi-usage. $59,900.00.



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525 MADISON STREET OAK GROVE 2 BR/1 BA home with
central H/A, hardwood walls. A great starter home. Has a lot of
potential. $42,900.00. REDUCED $39,900.00.


620 NORTH LONG OVERSTREET 14x70 mobile home, 2 BR/1
BA on I acre. Includes 24x24 wood garage and mature vegeta-
tion. $45,000.00



318 WYSONG MEXICO BEACH Approx. '100x109 ft lot.
$44,900.00
217 & 219 MAGELLAN STREET ST. JOE BEACH 75x75 ft lot
with house that needs repair. '75x150 ft adjoining lot that is
partially cleared. Just a little more than 1 block, from beach.
$109,900.00
00 MAGELLAN STREET ST. JOE BEACH Lot 6 Block 24
approx. 75x1 50. Lot in the 2nd block to the beach. Zoned for
mobile homes & homes. $54,900.00
000 LONG STREET OVERSTREET 2 acres wooded property is
near Intercoastal. Property has well and pond. $34,900.00
HWY 386 OVERSTREET Cleared high & dry lot on Hwy 386.
Has septic in place. No restrictions. $26,000.00
SIERRA DRIVE STONEMILL CREEK Approx. 2 acres, great
location!! $22,000.00
LAKE GROVE RD. WEWAHITCHKA 2 lots over 160 ft of
riverfront on the Chipola River. PRICED RIGHT TO SELL AT
$25,000.00
MARINER LANE CAPE SAN BLAS Beautiful building lot in
South Beach Subdivision. Has deeded access on boardwalk to
Bulf and Bay. PRICED TO SELL AT $105,000.00.
HITCHING POST WEWAHITCHKA 3.61 acres, close to Stone'
Mill Creek. No restrictions. $24,000.00.


71.18 GEORGIA AVENUE ST. JOE BEACH Peaceful and quiet!
This 3 BR/2 BA home is immaculate. Carpeted throughout. ch/a,
green house, storage shed and sitting on 2 fenced-in landscaped
lots, approx. 150'x150' MOL. Just a short walk to the beach.
GREAT BUY AT $184,500.00.
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412 FIFTH STREET MEXICO BEACH 3 BR/2 BA, double wide
mnobile home. Large lot, landscaped and within walking distance to
the beach. GREAT BUY! $89,900.00.
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602 GULFAIRE DRIVE ST. JOE BEACH 2 BR/1 BA Townhouse,
end unit. Great rental or second home. $94,900.00.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002 PAGE 9B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL COURT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: The Estate of
ELSIE JANE SIMON. Decedent.
CASE NO.: 02-06CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of ELSIE
JANE SIMON. File No. 02-06CP Is pending in the
Circuit Court of Gulf County. Florida, Probate
Division. the address of which Is 1000 Fifth
Street. Port St. Joe. FL 32456, The name and
address of the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are as set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT: ,
All persons on whom this Notice Is served.who
have, objections that challenge the qualifications
of the Personal Representative, venue. Jurisdic-
tion of this Court. are required to file their objec-
tions with this Court within.the latter of three (3)
months after the date of the first publication of
this Notice or thirty (30) days after the date of
so-vice of a copy of the 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, within three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice must file
their claims with this Court within the latter of
three (31 months after the date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice or thirty (30) days 'after the
date of service of acopy of this .Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and persons
having claims or demands against Decedent's
Estate must file their claims with this Court
within three (3) 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 March 14. 2002
Laurie L. Simon
Personal Representative
262 Diamond Ridge Blvd.
Auburndale. FL 33823
Timothy J. McFarland. Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe. FL 32456
FL Bar No.: 0984868.
(850) 227-3113
S Attorney for Personal Representative
2.tc March 14 and 21. 2002


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that D & E POOL 1995.
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year 'of issuance, the
description of the pr-.pe.rr, and the rn.3ae r.i *niic-nr
it was assessed are i:- i:.!lOi
Certificate No. 347 Application No. 2002-1.
Year, of Issuance: 1995 R.E. No. 05862-000R
Description of Property:
THE WESTERLY 25 FEET OF LOT 14. 'BLOCK 1009'
OF MILLVIEW ADDITION UNIT NO. 1 OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE
OFFICIAL MAP' ON FILE IN THE OFFICE. OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUN-
TY. FLORIDA.
Name In which assessed: NAOMI CORBETT AND
DORTHER LEE BUTLER
All of said property belig in the Gulf County. State
of Florida, .
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate will
be sold to the highest bidder In the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 A.M. E.S.T..
on WEDNESDAY, the 10TH day of APRIL, 2002.
Dated this 6th, day of MARCH, 2002
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
4tc .March 14 ,21.28 and April4. 2002


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NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School Board
proposes to amend and adopt policies., as provided
for In the Administrative Procedures Act. for the
purpose of bringing said policies into compliance
with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education
Rules.
Summary: The following Is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Instructional Materials Procedures Manual
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in
no direct costs associated with Implementation.
IF REQUESTED. A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M. E.T.
Date: Tuesday, April 16. 2002
Place: Board Room. Gulf County School
Board Offce. 150 Middle School Road. Pot St Joe,
FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf County
School Board office, 150 Middle School Road. Port
St Joe. FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and
Interpreted are made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed by Sara Joe
Wooten. Director of Curriculum and Human
Resources and approved for consideration by Jerry
E. Kelley, Superintendent.
Amendments:
Instructional Materials Procedures Manual
Publish March l4.and.21. 2002
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #0102-19
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or cor-
poration interested In providing the following
goods/service:
1 2001 or newer Dump Truck
with 16 ft. dump body
with Trade-In of a 1993 Mack Dump Truck


Specifications can be obtained from the Gulf County
Road Department. 318 S. 7"' Street. Wewahitchka.
Florilda 32465. (850) 639-2238.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that this Is a
SEALED BID. BID NUMBER and what the BID Is for,
Bids will be received until Friday. March 22. 2002 at,
5:00 p.m.. E.S.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd.. Room 148,
Port St Joe. FL 32456, The Board reserves the right'
to reject any and all bids received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
By: /s/ Carmen L. McLemore, Chairman".' ,:
Attest: /s/Douglas.- 6Birnur.T,n *:i "
It, Marrh 14 2nn -
R.EQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board announces the
availability of a Request fur Proposals (RFP) titled
-"Request for Proposals. for Workforce Development
Services One Stop Operator". The purpose of this
RFP Is to solicit proposals from organizations or
groups of organizations that are Interested 'In
becoming providers of various Welfare Reform and
Workforce Development services to. our job seeker
and employer customers In Bay,'Franklin and Gulf"
counties Such services Include: Labor exchange ser-
vices. Job placement assistance: specialized services
to veterans, food stamp recipients. TANF recipients:
general services reIulrT- .J:r i-.. One Stop Operator
as described in FurIlii Ila I''5-220 I.n.'iilr- I'I ,
134 (d) (2).and (3) 'i
The Boardl Is. seeking proposals from organizations
.: .l i~~~r ,: 1* ,d r.1 -r : F, -ti .i 1 u.i : n pdl I[i.a- i 'v.'
.: pl *, 1en ra b., ha ,- rr ir \bl
ity to work closely with required One Stop Partners.
To obtain an RFP. or for further Information contact:
Cullff "H ':r :r '
"2' ':11.1 -hlr
Panama City. FL 32401
850-913-3285
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
850-913-3269 Fax. .
MAlnoilry businesses are encomuaged to apply.
The Workforce Investment Act is an Equal
Opportunlry Employer Program and auxiliary
aids and services awe available upon request to
individuals with disabilities
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PUBLIC NOTICE
I The City of Wewahitchka announces that the
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
(Consumer Confidence Report) for the period of
January 1. 2002 through December 31. 2002. is
now available for public .ispection at the City Hall
during normal business hours (7:00 AM-4:00 PM
CD
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
2tr 14 and 21. 2002

AA Meeting
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
at the Wewahitchka Community
,Center every Wednesday night at
7:00 p.m.


FHP License and

Vehicle Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points 'from March 15th through
21st on SR-69 near CR-274,; CR-
22 near CR-22-A, and SR-71 near
Chipola Street.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will


concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In. addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
,late the driver license laws of
Florida.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern,
in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and possi-
bly act upon the following:
1. Approve Minutes February .19, 2002
2. Final Plat Approval Waters Edge Subdivision Piergiovanni Parcel ID #6318-002, 6309-001, 6316-009,
-002,
3. Small Scale Land Use Change David Taunton Parcel ID #1359-001 Agricultural to Residential Low Density
4: Preliminary Plat Approval Landing at Wetappo Creek St. Joe Timberland Parcel ID #3469-OOOR.
5. .Preliminary Plat Approval Emerald Pearl Beach H. H. Wang Parcel ID #6316-O00OR
6. Comprehensive Plan text and map revisions submittal review
7. Staff


The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the
obtained from the Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944.


meeting can be

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Commercial lots ., Long Avenue 585 050 each MLS#90450
Cleared lots starting at 522,900. City water and sewer
9 available. CallCarolBellat850-227-4252. 107 Monica Drive- Port St. Joe A lovely
Great Opporlunily for Inveslmenl 6 Lots available, St. Joe Beach 6930 Georgia Ave.. -3BR'2B3 b o3BR.2BA hdme that has been recently remodeled "
2 for $130,000. or can be sold in 2-3 lotparcelsI,642 sf home ,its on a 150 x150 lot lust 3 blocks Wewahitchka 5RR'3BA brik home sits on 595 MLS#9123, $113,500. Call Susie White.
150x296 r $130 can be soldin tpaels f hebeacThiswellaintained & landscaped acres with two horse barn, in ground pool with 225 8th Street 5BR/2BA This house sits on a
for $65,000. each. home was recently up-graded to include a custom ''deck and gazebo A horse lovers dream.. 77'x I70' lol Ihatl s only one block from the ba> irn "; '
* Commercial property Garrison Avenue $225,000 klchen and appliance Sale includes an elevated MLS#91156. S289,900. Call Carol Bell @ 850- Port St. Joe The home is priced at 594,500. .
MLS#90451 20 x20 deck :ep w.'orkshop,'boat storage, 227-4252 MLS#9924. Call Carol Bell at 227-9600. ,-
Port St. Joe Lots on Marvin Avenue.$14,000 each. attached 2 car garage and more! Call Patricia. R I 02 .,i -
MLS#90463 7a.orsh igMS 14 $- ,0 3
1 Commercial lots on Hwy. 71 beside Wewa State Bank, R / 1
$70,000 Mexico Beach 232 Nan Nook Rd. 3BR/2BA. 1,438
WEWAHITCHKA sf home sits on a 150x I 15f lot lust a short disarnce
lots400'x50'.CallSusieWhite.$24,500.MLS#8144. from the beach Back yard is fully fenced, detached
MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900 .. 630s garage 296s boat port. covered deck and
1 Interior, MLS#5989, 6557, Lot 36, 37, Betty Rae Dr., .. s reened porch. newly carpeted and tiled Call
$17,000 each, Bill Peevy.. .- Patricia.Roap for showing. MLS#91543. $169,000
MLS#5506, 6000 Dalkieth Rd., $64,500. -Brownsville and 24th Street-Apalachic la -.
BAYFRONT Over 100 feet of'water frontage onB lhpalachic
OVERSTREET over one acre lot. Spacious hme with 5 bedrooms 3BR/2BA Spacious home 'with many amenities
S Buddy Floore Rd. Water access 12.79 acres, MLS 105 Lucia Ave. Beacon Hill Immaculate 2BR/2 and 5 bathrooms. Gorgeoussunrises over pristine rluding poolw/deck, wood stove, and a fenced .
#91916, $69,905, call Patricia Roap at 648.5683. BA custom built home, with a view. Vinyl exterior, St. Joseph Bay. Great fishing, scalloping and Would be a great starter, rental or investment
1 Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14 acres, MLS in-ground heated pool, jacuzzi, privacy, fenced scenery. Visit this dock on the bay. Only home with just little TLC. Make an offer $89,000
S#91915, $36,630, call Patricia Roap at 648.568.3 courtyard, outside bathroom, extra camper $479,900. Call Preston Russ.MLS#91102 MLS#91243 Call Kim Harrison 850-227-3745.
% Overstreet Area- 4.7 acres on Sunshine Road priced to hookup, MLS#91857 Call Brenda Miller
sell, interior parcel close to intracoastal. MLS#9581. $259,000.
$60,nt000 ... Sunsh. ine'" R- ., 47 H a d _490' Waterfront on Pristine St. Joseph Bay.
$40,500, Patricia Raap dock. Over 5 acres Keep this as a wonderful fam-
Intracoastal Waterway, MLS#9261, Overstreet, Roberts ily retreat or this property could be subdivided for
S Landing Rd., 35.9 acres, $179,000, Patricia Raap. U 1 3 J II'ii -.i I 3ILlIuI ,! profit. Property could possibly be subdivided into
Interior, MLS#6624, Wewahitchka, Wetappo Drive, F 5-6 bayfront lots for immediate profit."Or property'
$11,800, Patricia Raap. 9 2 y M cBea would make a wonderful gathering place for
Interior, MLS#6157, 6154, 6156, 6060, 6155, Lot 5, 2, 92 Hwy 98,MexicoBeac eauti Sunsets friends and family. Great boating, scalloping and
4, 1, 3, Long Street, $12,900 each. Ill 111 E & F 1st St., Mexico Beach. Duplex on cor- and Great Living! Across from dedicated beach fishing. Property is only about 11/2 miles from St.(
S Interior, MLS#6993, Finch Lane, $13,750, Linda Ulm. Bay View 3BR/2BA custom home. Beautiful sun- ner lot One of a kind! 2BR/1BA upstairs with 2 with unobstructed gulf view! 4BR/3.5BA approx. Joseph Peninsula State Park. $1,150,000 Owner 1
S Interior, MLS#8036, Quarter Horse Lane, $15,000, setviewoverSt. Joe Bay, 1 minute to beach access! decks for gulf view. 2BR/1BA downstairs with gulf 3532 sq. ft. of living area. $629,000.00. Financing available. Call Preston Russ at 1-800-
Brenda Miller. MLS#8807, $259,000. Ask for Diane. view deck. $249,000. MLS#90496. MLS#90497. 600-1298, ext. 26.
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AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET In
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcomel
We Buy Estates!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
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1991 Harley Davidson Sportster. New
battery, tires. $4,500 OBO. Call 647-
9295 or 647-3930. ltp3/14
1999 Ford, Crown Victoria, loaded,
leather, extended warranty, 63,000
miles. $11,500 negotiable. Call 639-
2097. 2tc3/7
1996 Chevy Blazer LT, 4 door, V6,
leather, CD, all power, very clean, 86k
miles. $11,000 OBO. Call 850-639-
2499 after 5:00 pm. 2tc3/7
1992 Buick Roadmaster, loaded, every-
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




1993 Kawasakld 750 Supersport Jet ski
& trailer; $1,150; Reese's towing hitch,
$50. All in new condition. Call to come
look at the above' Items. 639-2089.
Norman '& Terry Nunnery. ltc3/14


KAYAKS! Scupper Pros-the 'BEST fish-
ing kayak 10% Offl Several new and
used boats in stock. Wade Clark, Port
Theatre, Port St. Joe,,850-229-9282.
tfc3/7




2 bedroom trailer with washer/dryer.
St. Joe Beach, $300 per month. Call
- 647-8481. Itp3/14


For Rent In Wewa 3 bedroom, 2 bath
14x80. $375 :month plus securih'
deposit. Call 639-5721. 2tc3/14
For Rent In Wewa 2 bedroom, 1 bath
mobile home, 8290 month plus security
deposit. Call 639-5721. 2tc3/14
3 bedroom cozy house at 325 Pompano
Street, Highland View, Port St. Joe.*
$450 a mopth plus one month security.
Call 850-592-2563 to make appoint-
ment. 2tc3/14
Very Nice 2 bedroom. 1 bath apartment
at 606 Woodward Ave., Port St. Joe.
$500 per month plus $500 security
deposit. Call 647-2570., .' 2tp3/14
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
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
Gulfaire Executive 3 bedroom, 2 bath
townhouse. Garage, screen porch, pri-
vacy fenced, private beach, pool, tennis
coUrt. $825 month. Call 647-8760.4tcn3/7
Nice unfurnished 2 bedroom, I bath 14';
wide trailer located on St. Joe Beach.
Call 647-5361. Rent Reduced tfc3/7
Mobile home lot for rent in quiet park,-
$120 month. Call.,648-5476. tfc3/7

COMMERCIAL BUILDING
For Rent
414-416 Reid Avenue
227-1812

SUN & SAND MOBILE HOME PARK
Mexico Beach, FL
850-648-8201
Lot Rent RV & Boat Storage
S125 month '1.00 a day

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

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
SLaundry facilities
S* Wall to wall carpeting
On-site Management
Voice/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952 Bs


For Rent, 850 sq. ft. warehouse with
office & rest room, $250 monthly. Gulf
South Self Storage 229-6200. tfc3/7
Rental Space available in active antique
mall. Call 850-653-3894 or 850-899-
7389. 4tc2/21
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfe3/7
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Fumrn. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
tfc3/7

Carriage House Apartment Overlooks
Bay, comer of Monument & 10th
Street, adorable 1 bedroom, 1 bath
exterior will be renovated. $375 month-
ly, 1 year lease, 1 month deposit. Call
227-7234. tfc3/7
Furnished ,and Unfurnished Rentals,
St. Joe Beach, Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront, Gulfvlew and
Interior) Several Short and Long Term
from $400 to 1.400 per month. Arllne
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc3/7
Large 3 bedroom. 2 bath townhouse.
unfurrushed, washer/dryer hook-up.
8800 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.
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.
Seeklgg ,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. uc3/7


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. tc3..'7




Sofa Sleeper & Chest Drawers. Call
229-8168. ltp3/14
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
Cal John Reeves at 229-6374




Yard Sale, Hwy. 386, Big Bend Drive,
Overstreet, Boat Yard, Fri. & Sat.,
March 15th & 16th. Starts at 8:00..
,Household, Jewelry, Clothing. Holiday
arid Nautical Items. ltp3/14
A Little Bit Of Everything Sale. 230
Columbus Street. St. Joe Beach. Sat..
March 16th. 8:00-12:00. ltc3/14


Huge Garage Sale, 1303 Garrison Ave..
Sat.. March 16th. 8:00 am till 1:00 pm.
Washer/Drier. Sleeper Sofa, Futon.
Queen Bed & Dressers. Refrigerator.
Fax Machine, Clothes & Misc. Items.
ltc3/14

After Moving Sale. 9341 Olive Ave..
'. Beacon Hill, Fri. & Sat., March 15th &
16th, 8:00-4:00 EST.' Furniture,
Clothes, Household Items, Tools &
Antiques. 647-3834. Itc3/14
Yard Sale, 2411 Oak Grove Ave., Fri. &
Sat., March 15th & 16th, 8:00 am till ?
Lots of baby items, baby bed. ltp3/14



Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
Anchor Realty


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

Now Open
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
Office: 899-3665


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Yard Sale, 144 Plantation Drive, Costin
Airport, Sat., March 16th, 8:00 am till ? "
Crib, Playpen, Baby Items. ltc3/14
2 Family Yard Sale, 9430 Auger Ave,
Beacon Hill, Sat., March 16th, 9:00 till
2:00 CST. Furniture, Household Items,
Clothes. ltc3/14
Port St. Joe Garden Club Plant and
Bake Sale, 210 8th Street, Port St. Joe,
Sat, March 23rd, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. 2tc3/14

Islander RV Park
Annual Arts, Crafts,
&' ard Sale

Saturday, March 16th
8:00 AM-12:00 Noon CST

NO ONE ADMITTED
BEFORE 8:00 AM
Rain Cancels
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Sales Clerk Three days per week nmn-
imum Apalachlcola Arutque Store. Will
train, energetic. customer oriented per-
son. 899-7389 or 653-3894. 2tc3/14
Cleaning'help needed. May-Aug., Sat.
and Sun. must be, prepared to work
swiftly with others. Good Pay. Call 227-
9148. 2tp3/I4

Now hiring full time position- In reser-
vations. Fast pace office, must work
weekends. Must have computer knowl-
edge and people skills. Now accepting
applications for cleaners for Mexico
Beach and Cape San Bias. Apply at the
Mexico Beach Anchor Vacation
Properties office on],. 4tc3/ 14


Graphic Designer Experience req.
Skills in Mac operating system, Quark
Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
Illustrator. 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

Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post,
please call Tammy 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. t fc3/7
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosiord. FL 32334. 850-379-SI 16. ,ro,7


REALTORS NEEDED
For Barrier Dunes
gate Entrance.
Fabulous earnings potential.
Training available.':
Call
ti idor ietiu &- iInrilatqe &io.

899-7999
I 23/7


LOS & OUN


Lost on Feb. 5th in Downtown area. I
karat men's diamond .ring. $500
REWARD. Call-227-1147. 4tp3/7

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Carpenter/Electrician Call Garry L.
Gaddis Construction at 648-5474.
-Inquiries from retired, individuals DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROFES-
welcomed. tfc3/14' SIONAL HEALTH CARE Position
Title: ADVANCED REGISTERED
GET PAID TO SHOP! Mystery Shoppers NURSE PRACTITIONER Position :
needed. Toll-free 1-866-248-7670 et. Number: 905297 Class Code: 5297
5125 or e-mail funshops-'bolt.com.....,, Closing Date: 03/20/2002 Location:
GULF County: GULF Part Time: N
100 Workers Needed Assembly crafts. Pay Grade: 077 Pay Plan: 01 -
,wood items. matenals provided. To Annual Salary Range: S36.25622 to
$480 week. Free Information package, 869.133 74 tApplicants .are;norfially !
24 hrs. 801-426-4717. 2tp31,7 1 ilred at the mirumum of the sajarp -
range) Cdntact Person: JAIff .\
Experienced Waitress needed at Gulf THOMPSON. GULF COLiNTY HEALTH r
Sands Restaurant. Apply in person DEPT.. 2475 GARRISON AVENUE,
Mon. thur Sat.. 4.00-9:00 EST. No PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456 Phone:
phone cajls please. 8010 Hw,. 98. St (850J227-1276 Suncom: 771-2000 -
Joe Beach. tfc3/7 Announcement Type:- Oen
Competitive Opportunity 'An Equal
Established Real Estate Office has Opportunity/Affirmative Action
openings in the Sales Dept. Florid6 Employer We hire ordy U.S. citizens
Real Estate license required. Experience and lawfully authorized alien workers ; If
preferred but not necessary. Call 648- you need an accommodation because of
5777 or fax 648-5779. Parker Realty of a disability in order to participate in the
Me.xco Beach, Inc. tfc3/7 application/selection process. please 1
notify the hiring authority in advance.
Established Real Estate Office has The State of Florida does not tolerate
openings in the Rental Dept. Rental violence in the workplace. Preference
Experience preferred but not necessary. shall be given to certain veterans and I
Requires computer and public relations spouses of veterans as provided by b
skills and some week end duty. Call for chapter 295. Florida Statutes. Special ,
interview or fax resumes to 648-5779. Notes: ANTICIPATED VACANCY ** c
Phone 648-5777. Parker Realty of EMERGENCY DUTIES. FINGERPRINT- -
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc3/7 ING AND DRUG SCREENING REQ.
OPS" SALARY COMMENSURATE 2
Full Time Rental/Reservationists, WITH EXPERIENCE FAMILY PRACTICE, t
computer skills required. Call 648- ARNP NEEDED, POSITION BASEED IN b
5767, Mem.co Beach Harmon Realty. PORT ST. JOE WITH SOME CLINICS .7
Inc.' tfc3/7 SCHEDULED .IN GULF CHD
SWEWAHITCHKA BRANCH OFF. I
Toucan's now hiring all" positions. ,Minimum Qualifications: Certification ,y
Full & Part time. Call 850-648-4301 as an Advanced Registered Nurse Y
for interview. Ask for Paul. tfc3/7 Practitioner inraccordance with Florida f
Statute 464. Note: Education and expe- g
Woodworker Do you enjoy woodwork- nence equivalent to that required in the
ing? A position will be available very minimum qualifications may be consid- I
soon. Seeking reliable expenenced per- ered for the vacancy. This Agency is not _
son with table saw. chop saw and all accepting electronic applicationss for r
:woodworking tools working in Port St. this position. You may submit a hard g
.Joe. Cabinet making experience a plus copy of your application to the address a
This manufacturing work and not job indicated in the announcement. 2tc3/7 b


site construction. Send resume wi-n
hourly salary requirements to Mr. Jim
Garth. Decorative Floonng, 1111
Shallowiord Road. Marietta. GA 30066.
(We are an equal opportunity employer).
5tp2/21




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










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

/ MINI-STORAGE \



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


Receptionist/CNA at Gulf Pines
Clinic. Call 850-229-8979. Itc3/14


850-639-4200

Fax 850-639-9756

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


Don't Miss your Chance to Join Our
"Winning Team". Bay St. Joseph Care
& Rehabilitation Center has openings
for CARING, DEPENDABLE CNA'S =
LPN'S =RN'S. Full and Part Time, &
PRN. We also have increased Pay for
experience. Shift Differential, &
Uniform allowance. Plus a GREAT
Benefit package. Apply in person to
Bay St. Joseph Care And
Rehabilitation Center, 220 Ninth
Street, Port St. Joe, FL, .850-229-
8244. WE ARE A EOE EMPLOYER ,r




List 2002 ETC (c), Feb. 2002, Written
for you by Mrs. Marion Hough. Home
Income Opportunities. Hundreds of
UrLs Addresses Contact info, $9.95 +
FL'Sales Tax Total, $10.60. Distributed
by: B & C Leasing. Money order/check
payable "B & C Leasing" Shipping/han-
dling Included in price. B & C Leasing,
183 County -Road Twenty,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465. 2tp3/14.
For Sale, Stair stepper. Like new. $25
OBO; Kimball Swirger Organ. $250
OBO; Trampoline. 100 OBO; Older
Microwave, works great. S15. Call 229-
8427. ltp3/14


Air-conditioner lor sale. large unit. very
new S2500BO 227-7667. ltp3/14

Queen size animal pnnt corrioter set.
S25. Call 647-3716 alter 6:00 pm. ;.i, -

27 ft. 5th Wheel Travel Trailer like new
inside. Located at Islander RV Park.
Mexico Beach. S2.900 OBO. Call 850-
.648-2228., 4tp3/7

For sea oats and other dune plants,
call Kay at Extenors Landscape. We
plant! 229-5282. 10c3/7
27' 5th wheel travel trailer, like new,,
inside, 82,900 or best offer. Call 850-
648-2228. 4tc2/21


Air Stream Camper. Safarn model, 26 ft.
Clean, good condition. 83.800 OBO.
Call 850-899-7389. 4tc2/21
1977 Coleman pop-up camper, 8500.
Call 648-2438 after 5:30 Eastern time.
tfc3/7

Free "Non-Denominatjonal" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Chnstian & no-
thing else! Send your name &, address
to: Bible Stiudc. PO Box 929.
Wewal-tchka. FL 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch-@outdrs.net...

.BEST
PRICES


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New Zone m Doublewide 3 bedroom. 2
)ath. New secondary financing on this
home. Call Brad & He will work for you'
over the phone. No cost to you to see if
'ou are approved. 850-763-7780. t/i3/i4
Zone III 2001 Repo, 3 bedroom, 2
bath. Special Program for Tyndall mem-
bers on this horie. Call Brad at 850-
763-7780. ltc3/14
DO YOU HAVE GOOD CREDIT? Pick
your ZERO! SO Down or 0%i financirtgl
You choose which program works best
bor you. Call D.C. at 1-888-324-1514 to
get started. ltc3/14
Retirement. SSI or Disability Income
nAly? Tired of throwing money away on
rent? Stop paying someone else's mort-
gage for them! Call 1-888-324-1514,
isk for, D.C. and move in your new
home in less than 3 weeks!l ltc3/14,
Mobile Homes For Sale, $1,500-
$3,500, call 647-5106. tfc3/7


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Used Homes Available! 3 Bedroom, 1
Bath doublewide for $8995 setup and
delivered Call me toll-free at 1-888-
324-1514. D.C.. Williams. ltc3/14
New 16x80 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
$29,900. Call Vance at 763-4266. itc3/14
Used 16x80 2.. bedroom, 2 bath,
$22,900. Call Vance at 763-4266. ica/i4
Huge discounts for Good Credit!
Special Interest Rates On Manufactured
Homes. Call Vance at 763-4226. Itc3/i4
2000 Homes of Merit, 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




MEXICO BEACH 52 Oak Avenue -
Sunday, March 17th, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2800 sq. ft., close to
beach. $179,500. Arvida Realty
Services. 850-769-8971, 850-648-
4618. Don. ltp3/14


Big hound needs wide open spaces.
Great guard dog. Needs special person.
Two years old. Very IntelUgent. Free to
good home only. Call Robert at 648-
6450 or e-mail rnownyahi@msn.com.
', 3tp3/14

Adorable small :AKC registered
Chihuahua puppies. Shots, vet
checked, registration papers. $350.
Mexico Beach. 64S-5994. 4tc3/7

Delightful, male Spitz miL. approx 1 1/2
years old, needs loving home, preferably
with fenced area. He has a sweet & joy-
ful personality. Would makd a wonder-
ful family pet. Call Carolyn Lee,
Humane Society, at 227-1103 and refer
to dogs name "Lemon", .tp3/7




2 Nice house trailers on acreage for sale
by owner. Howard Creek Financing
available. Call 827-2884. 'tc3/14'

MEXICO BEACH
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 18007=
sq. ft. completely custom
renovated. Near Beach
$149,000
Call 850-648-9054












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employment services to per-
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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
& Tuesday at 10 am
in Apalach inthe
Children & Families
Building.)

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

> Port St. Joe: 850-229-1273
> Apalachicola: 850-653-8883

If you've encountered obstacles
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For Sale By Owner, 60x28, 2000
mobile home on 1.10 acres in Stone Mill
Creek, Wewahitchka. 3 bedroom, 2
bath, 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 living room, dining
and kitchen, carport, 1 acre, paved
road. 850-639-3087. 4tc3/7

Adorable, 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Close To
Bay. Exquisite renovation. With hard-
wood floors. 1940's sunroom. Deck.
Deep lot. $119,509. Call 899-7389.
Owner. 3tp2/28

SPECIAL OFFER!! PRICE REDUCED!!
You Must See To Believe Save
Thousands!! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath,
LARGE manufactured home, approx.
1,800 sq. ft. of living area, fireplace,
skylights, garden tub, at 153 J. Foy
Pitts Road in Wewahitchka (at the
Calhoun County Line). SPACIOUS living
room and family room. 0.44 acres.
Quiet neighborhood. Original List of
$950,00. SPECIAL OFFER of $34,000
and a Bonus of $1,000 offered to
buyer for closing cost. Call Sebrina
McGll, Tupelo Realty, 639-5912 or 639-
5080 ext. 10. CALL NOW! ltc3/14


2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with
pool, large living room, 2,000 sq. ft.
home. 15 ft. cathedral ceilings, plenty of
cabinets, with car port. 832 Ourtown
Road, Wewa. Call 639-2455. tfc3/14

Home For Sale By Owner, 3 bedroom,
2 bath walking distance to beach, 414
Arizona Drive, Mexico Beach. 648-5994..
tfc3/14
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. t, fc3/7

For Sale By Owner, Cape San Blas, 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


MEXICO BEACH ST. JOE BEACH
Homes and Vacant Land. Ask for Joan
Lovelace. Your Beach Realtor. Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty, 648-5767. trc3/7

FOR SALE BY OWNER 38th Street,
Mexico Beach. New Beach side
Townhome, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet, all new
appliances. Gulf View, just steps to
beach and City Pier. $195,000. Possible
owner financing. Call 850-229-7827 or.
770-479-0331. tfc3,'7

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

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 v.qih 10" do"n. 10(/o inter-
est for 10 years Call 227-7294. uc.3/ 7

1200 SQ. FT. HOME FOR SALE BY
OWNER 921 7 Auger Ave.. Beacon Hill.
I block from beach. some beach uew
from back patio. Potential to add a sec-
ond floor or deck.and have a great Gulf
View. 3 bedroom. 1 bath. Priced to
sale. Call 647-5998. tfc3/7


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Fertilizing

. 229-9103

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

MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Iri. -.t-r,ie l int ':si -,r,;ulli.3nl
5.R H... 'Q, lQ ". -.:.,, Be -r L
1-800"659-0641


Si Port St. Joe Lodge No. 11.1
Reg. Stated Communication
1st & 3rd Thursday of each
mo., 8:00 .pm., Masonic Hall,
214 Reid Ave. Tommy Davis, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.

COASTAL STEAMWAT
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd \cair \Vc don' cat corners.
We clean them. Best equpment on the m1irct.
Call forfree estimate now
647-3834


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


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. O. Box 602
-Home (850; 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457


/COMMUNITY DRY WALL

All Tour Repairs

Ceilings = Popcorn, Stipple

and Much More

248-6651 David

896-6197 David


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

w 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


DURO SHI HTlTn


SHU'TThRS

Top Quality Hurricane Shutters




227-9200




SPerma-Guard Quality


Screen Rooms =


-Replacement Windows =


SVinyl Siding


= Warranty Plus =



227-3628


RadioShack
Frincise Dealer Si ,re
B&B Electronics, Inc.
19872 SR 20 W., Blountstown, FL
850-674-3711


Bailey's Equipment
i Snaipr, r L,,n NMo ,r.-"
S 4 Vi.cler,
Sin'ial En ine epir
19872 SR, 20 W., Blountstown,1 Fl
850-674-4256

J. C. Enterprises 0 N.o.v ;
S850 2217.9414
F, Fx22q't041


RadioShack
Authorized Sales Center

ULTIMATE SERVICE MOWING CO.
Free Estimates -All calls, answered..
Work-done on time and'with pride.
%. Brian Cahill
Cell: 819-3310 Home: 647-2717
13013/7 .

CLOCK REPAIR
Old or-New .4,.1riii.i r Ci1'.
(Gra di ,,r, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks

648-5165

Mize Saw Sharpening Service
Ha-nd Sa e ['rinruinee S~eair *
Sci.cor; Krui.e- Chain 9S *
Circle Sri.s Carbide Blade, Ect
1017 WIoodward Avenue
227-1804


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


COINS BY THE BAY
220 REID AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE
PHONE (850) 227-9073

Si"'ii mir' fti >i2_i tL'..0.i fiiiiL en
Chains 'Bracelets *Earrings .Pendants
Rings 'Coins *Coin Sets 'Currency
Collector's Supplies ... For Birthdays,
Weddings, Anniversaries, Gifts, etc.
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A DARLENE CUTLER
/ Independent Sales
Representative
AV 8 CALL ME TODAY TO
AVOfn ORDER OR TO
BECOME A REPRESENTATIVE

850-647-9310
E-Mail: www.DAMAR@GTCOM.NET


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

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

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

iWewa 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. Convenient to River &
Dead Lakes. $49,900. Call 550-755-
:7936. tfc3/7

1 full fenced acre home site in Howard
-Creek, bn corner of Murphy Road &
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank v.-ith
pumping station.from a 14'x28' insulat-
ed DbuJlding v-i- full bath and deep well..
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949. 800-476-2964, or 850-944-0148.
t, .. fc3/7


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Wifesavers House Keeping Free
Estimates. Excellent References. 8'
years experience. Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe areas. 639-9694 4tc3/ 14

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

Construction Consulting Co. Home
Inspection. 850-874-0767 Board
C.ertilfied Construction & Home
Inspector RHI4503 CC15967. 3rpI 2'4

INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Frederick 'Rick" W. Taylor Jr.
Call 227-7637 for appointment
OFFiCE LOCA.TED WITHIN ST JOE FURNITURE


Lose those unwanted
pounds before summer.

S= Fast =
= Eas.i =;, ,., ;,.

SNatural =

Call LaDonna at
763-3386 or 888-451-2300.
S. ..... 3 2/28

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Single White Male 36 Seeking a
nice lady for friend & possible rela-
-tionship. NlMy hobbies & interests are
'Fishing. hiking. camping. canoeing,
-bicyclhng, bird watching. movies-, Inter-
net. swir-tnirrin. walks at the leach&
evening walks. -Sounds Good????
,Replies & Photos Welcomed. Write to:
-'O. Box 287, Carrabelle, FL 32322.
S *.: : 4tp3/14

FLiU size mattress set with frame and a
cherry wood crib3 in good condition.
-Please call 227-3412. tfc3/7


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA._
Plaintiff,
ys. 5:01cv308/RV/MD
PAMELIA E. WILLIAMS, a/k/a
PAMELIA A. WILLIAMS and
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Defendants.

ORDER FOR SERVICE OF
PROCESS BY PUBLICATION
The United States of America, having flied its
motion pursuant to Title 28, United'States Code,'
.Section 1665, 'seeking an Order for Service of
Process by Publication as to defendant PAMELIA E.
WILLIAMS, a/k/a PAMELIA A. WILLIAMS, in an
- action to foreclose the hlen of a mortgage on real
property located within this District and within Gulf
County. Florida. to Wit:
Lot 8, Block 1018i MILLVIEW ADDITION to
.the City'of Port St. Joe. Florida ',,il 2 .-
'according to the plat thereof as f -.:.:.'.d ir,
Plat Book 1, page 46, of the public records
of Gulf County, Florida. "'
And it appearing to the Court thatthe where-
abouEs'of said defendant Is unknown.and that said
defendant has not voluntarily appeared herein; and
the Court being advised .r,re i-pr-mT,--. s. It is .
ORDERED that defendant PAMELIA' E.
WILLIAMS, *,. \. Pj, ICL A. WILLIAMS, appear
and file a r.. :p...r.- i .- [-Il i.,., to the complaint for
foreclosure of a li.-n .:.r ir .- described real
property with :rv :I,- rl. ..d States District
Court, U. S. Courthouse, Cr.,- rI:.ir. Palafox Street,
Pensacola. FL 32501, on or before the 1st day of
April, 2002, and in default thereof the Court will
proceed to a ': rir, ard .iloi,,: h, :.i-, .f this suit
the sarhe as s" is.- l -.I -, l,.'r li,-j] .--- l personally
served. This Order is to be published in a newspaper
oir' i',rci,1 c:ir.:,lauiI,:r i, Giulf -L.:.unty. Florida. once
cj,:ri ..iI. l.-- i.. M1 ..,, Aul .,-, commenc-
r,5 ;.:, -~. ir [lni, 1 :. -- .. m ia er ihe ,Jrj herepf.
SIDONE and ORDERED this 31 day of Jan.,
2002. .
Is/ ROGER VINSON
CHIEF UNITED,STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
6tc, February 7, 14, 21. 28, March 7 and 14, 2002.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 02-01-CP
Division Probate
IN RE: Es- .:.1 .1 r,nu de.-ceAed
IiOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The .administration of the er- i :. '' M.
Dunaway.' deceased, File Numt-.'r i Is
pending In the Circuit Court for'Gulf, County,
Florloa, Fr-.:.L -r L i, I l,:i- -n i i -.Jr:: .: i' which. is
Gulf -':.-r [., u r...u i h 'rr,: Port St.
SJoe. rL '-4",-., Trhe nr,, : t ,- ,-i ,--,:.: : of.the
Personal Representative and the, Personal
ir-r er-rau .: n.rne, 3 -or I, L-i, ..... .
A.. AL LTE.ESTEC, FC .,jrS ARE NOTIFIED
iH.-T ,-Jl i :F --, --: ,:, .r -41, u-,i -n:, .: is served
r.[-i:. -,ta .: u..,EcU: r. r iirll.f.,: tir- validity of
the Will,. the -i.u lii '.:r.,: .:' 1.-i Personal
iFrcc.'.rtcl-.i e .cU': r:r luii : :.r',. f [is'Court
5ie rr-..uirj r i .. I'le ii..h,- :il.| 1-iu.. Yri .- uP.
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AFTER THE DATE OF rHE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
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,ALL CL..r l- : [ .,LirLJ .-.JC, .-L .'l,. "i
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
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LaWannaD. Pdrter
203 Webb'St .
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By: Dale S. Davidson. For the Firm. '
Florida Bar No. 948-942. '
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-18
'Thie ,ijlf Cour.r,. Boad o.l C -uriur Conrim lnri r
ll r::.ci tiid: Ir ii r i., ri? .in. orlpn r,i i..:-r-
-..:Lau..n irite'fc lead inrpr. i.J ing i -ll.:.,--, ii
Financing ambulancee Remouns
(Wewahitchka E.M.S.)
$104,692.00 Annual Payments 5 Years
(1st Payment Dne In Approximately 1 Year)


F e :p e.:il eil-',-W'rid oen'.ei-er, 3ite of fu'ds. after
notification of bid award. Please Indicate on the
envelope that this Is a SEALED BID and include the
BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Morday, March 25,
2002 at 5:00 p.m., E.S. T., at the Office of the
Clerk of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
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. 5rr.r,, r,:'n. Clerk
2tc. Mardh 7 and 14, 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 riu.n,-.r ':'.* I-: C':P
is, pending in the Circuit C.:.ur fi,.r uull' Counr,.
Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is
cui" .u .ir, .u 'i.:u-:. I_ r:500 Fin ri Sm.rc-t' F..rtSt.
l,: ri.ji'l. 4 .' 4',i Tli' n3,et_ rn. j 3are: ,-" of the
p r .:.', j rj] tin- p.:rir.,l r presen-
I.j ILrri-:. f, si' -,l I: r-.h fl,
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, orJurisdiction 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 (30) 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 publ-
rionr ..r thii. nole, mu; c file rheir ,:laimsrr witi thls
.,:,u,-i WiTHIIrI Tri LiTEP OF THREE 131 r.I, :rIHS
.i Er-. THE DATE Oi- THE F IFT piiBLI.-TION F
THi-iS Nrj.:,TE oR THTilF- ISi Dri AFTER THE
,,-'.TE '-f SE'CR.iE -.:iF COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other c:fi,:.rdori Lhri- ,J-i:entand per-
sons having cl I.-T-. ,.r Jrinrr in- gaJir.l the dece-
dent's estate mus t'Il trier ,:irr,-.= ti0Lh 1u Co.urt
WITHIN THREE (31i M'., ir-t-. -Fir -RTHE tATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND. OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. ,
The date of first :--jtih:LI-.-r, ir., = r: nu:e Is
March 7, 2002.
Attorney for'Personal Representative: -.
Charles A. Costin .
Post Office Box 98 .
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159

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S-: r arr,cr. 7 and 14. 2002. ; .
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
', ,,i: i ,,:r,.b, r.1 ,ith pur.:Uaril .: Chai-,er ,3 3 '
'-I.:.rl,:lj lf lz'.: (he I--- 0,:| M gh i al-ii iLl-:,rizi for
t -r ,.i: p r iiil,, l: hr-iri r -1 rrn re, Ci. e b, the
", -rd 'J z ,:t hFl',-rliJj ,1 er r la -ria ,nir ri _Erl nirri

-4 Arlzora Chemical-.Ceomipany, 45 KehnyMill Road,
Port.St..-'>o FL ,-F 4'.:6 ,. .
Reque's r. j ..n mur, .rin.J .-ii ..i" *" gi- l -r[.:,r?
per 'de ir-,i i- the Fl,:-i.3- ,r ar. A ul-r ., ir.'m l,:.r
S Landscape irril .-.l i. t..e ., ji .-iJ unt 1"ir1tlir
General i]horaiaal u>: ai.:.i'ilil in-in cul Corujr,
T07S, F.I i S,.-, 5 36
r, c i-e ',ed p,'r_:,:ri, ,' \ :,.e :,: [ .:.r ,:.:. ,nr .* r, upon
". 1ppli:au r,: r-r u-,C iir j .,rilren requJe.t for a
'-i'iC alti rn .,ri rdlit I.h' t ,ppll- l.l,:i-lr l D, r-.Tlrriin
r.-: rre D i:., -n ofl a r.-.o r.e Reui tl l-n-o trne
rj.:r i..-' flui-lJ3 .aer r11 rijemerr DO inl .:r
iirr'ril-.:-, T riTri FLr.rz-r.n I5-. \tir.r Mlana. en-it2r,i
Drive. Havana. Florida,32333-'700 -r b.ul-, u r.hcom-
mrients or requests must .e r-.:ied b., 5 5'dlock
p.m. on March 28. 2002. .
No further public notice will be provided regarding
'hi-: (r-nit-el appli.'1,: u nl;l -ubii-: ,-,jrn *f,:,-" ii; nou,:e
,:n: : ,. -I.ri :u.e n:u.:r. lthi permfrii a ,ppli
: ir.:r n m t 1 r:u l .n il, rii:*:. d ,e -l_ Av u A .coo
r: i r:l'l" repdrul mITuj I-t -. requ-slcd inl order i.t
re',,,ilr o fJ i|-- o' i" ruIu ie. pI>c,>:,:ding_ arid aran putb
I: ri rir I daule ;ub._ nruil%-lly allecled pcer- ons are.
entitled to request an administrative hearing regard-
ing the proposed, agency action by submitting a writ-
ten request according to the provisions ofi40A-1.521
Florida Administrative Code. Notices of Proposed
Agency Action will be mailed only to persons who
have filed such requests.
Publish ltc March 14,2002
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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

St. Joe, Ft
& Curbing \XN
Concrete Landscape Borders .


* lawn
0% Service
(850) 648-8492

Sprinkler Systems
Installed
"Quality Nelson Parts" "
229-6435
TRACTOR WORK
Bushhog, Move, and
Level Dirt
Call 229-6326
RESIDENTIAL & SM. COMMERCIAL
S & 'L 'Painting
& 'Pressure 'Washing,
229-8036 scott Burkett
827-2657 *227-5952 ceil
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty


Mize plumbing, Gilass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGOO5 1008, ER0011618
620 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.
850-229-8416
S RA0043378 11.ER0007623 '


Rodney Hall Roofing, Inc.
0' 2026 Marvin Avenue,
& Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SLicense #RC0067081


Phone (850) 229-6859


AIR CONDITIONING REFRIGERATION EATN.

SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
T NEI SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
It's Hard td Stop A Trane MOBILE & MODULARHOMES
10 Year Parts & Labor Arcoalrev
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator F l R -062

Licensed Insured
Licensed r /i. : |

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
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



STEAM CLEANING S ING THE ENTIRESTATION

STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA


LICENSED
1 -888-s


- INSURED


330-9263:


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 -


Ytrol Residential.
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment/
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites'
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
g PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products


6 48308 o70
321 -BRidAeueortS.J
J44NICE


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General Cotractor


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
Faux Finishes-
Wallpapering
http://www.faux-walls.com
info@faux-walls.com
227-5197


R&F
SHU'r'IERS
648-6401 Fax or Phone
RANDFSHUTTERS@AOL.COM
Colonial Bahama Rolldown
i Stormpanels & Woodeen Styles
Retractable Awnings
Built To Order
InstalledBy ) Proffessionals'


K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED W'RRRANiY FREE ESTIpTATES REF'IPS ON ALL BRANDS
INST;'NT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
K648-5474 ; iL :ENSE E )io'9:' I.zil


5-i I


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


Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES '
Dealer for Prigidaire W FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A wiNaiewBraintil Comtar
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty

229-6805 or 227-5373


n Paul Fary
Paint Contracting
f& Pressure Washing
Residential CInommerciir l
Interior TD Exterior
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Quality Work Guaranteed
*(850) 647-6133 (850) 227-4585 Cell

C Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!


Professional I
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
CLEANING SPECIALISTS
24 HOUR EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION
\ CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT CLEANING
LICENSED AND INSURED
SRV'S CARS TRUCKS VANS


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S "," 100% Satisfaction
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e-cleaji
Floor Care, Inc.
SLocally Owned and Operated By
Phil Collier
and
Mike Mock
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT
(850) 229-1324


* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 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


ONEAL SANDERS
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 carpenter y & arc hitectural detail
repairs remodels decks new construction
: insuredd License #RR0067190 '


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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
850-647-8963 850-227-6131
biEnsi & Ine.ud ICO 32-9g(151


Coastal Design & Landscape, Inc.
_'I .i, Your total landscape solution!

850-229-8880
1. Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation 1k
1 .k system, brick pavers, ard maintenance & more!
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NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC.
HERSHEL HARRISON


806 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


(850) 227-3641
Mobile (850) 227-6105


Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated


22,45


WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
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 .10,


FENCES-* FENCES* FENCES
* All Ty pes Dependable Service
Top Ouality Products
RAYMOND WILKERSON
647-4214


!F'ee KbSrice, LLC
INSURED
44ft. lift Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


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