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PSJ Moves to nnex WindMark
Contiguous line Drawn along Bay Front to Subdivision
'Ciy & Couny on ae.A Port St. Joe city commission-
City & County onPage7A ers unanimously agreed to start a-
Worship Opportunities P28 process to annex property north-
PWPPorswest of the current city limits
extending contiguously and
Trades & Services Page 10B including Windmark Beach.
The contiguous line would
. Port Members Sign
1st Shipping Contract
Members of the Port St. Joe pleased to have this opportunity
Port Authority were all smiles this available to us nght here close to
week as the signing of its first home."
contract for cargo movements was Capt. James Townsend.
announced. Port Commissioners owner of Townsend Marine.
voted unanimously at their recent expressed his hopes for a bnght
meeting to enter into agreement future for the port and this pro-
with Townsend Marine and ject. stating. "We believe this is
Thigpen Equipment Sales for the just the beginning. Port St. Joe's
shipment of new and used trac- location and protected harbor.
tors and other heavy equipment. plus our presence on what is basi-
Port Authority Chairman call the eastern end of the Gulf
Nolan Treglown voiced his plea- Intracoastal Waterway, all bode
sure with the contract signing, well for a bright future."
stating, "This is a great piece of Townsend Marine provides
business and the first, we hope. of services in marine transport, con-
many contracts that will help us struction. and repair: Thigpen
create jobs for our community." Equipment Sales provides broker-
The area continues to recover age. transport, and sales services
from devastating job losses in var- for new and used heavy equip-
ious industries in the late 90s ment. Both are based in Gulf
when much of the country was County. and each has experience
prospering, in domestic and international
James Thigpen. owner of trade.
Thigpen Equipment Sales, stated. The Port St. Joe Port
"Most ,of the equipment exported Authority was established by
out of the Southeast moves
through distant ports. We are (See PORT on Page 6A)
extend along Highway 98 taking .
in property extending toward St.,'.
Joseph Bay until reaching
Windmark. The board agreed to
begin advertising the annexation
plan after a motion by Commis-
sioner Benny Roberts and second
by Comm. Eugene Raffield.
During discussion Mayor
Frank Pate suggested the board
contact the Gulf County Com-
mission and ask for a workshop
meeting to discuss annexation,
water, sewer, and other related
matters. The board agreed to
request the workshop. Pate issued
his concern about the meeting
noting that he understood County
Commission Chairman Carmen
McLemore was opposed to the
city's annexation plans and to
meeting with the city commission-
REID AVENUE BEAUTIFICATION
Members of the Port St. Joe
Garden Club received support
from the board to partner in a
beautification program intended
for Reid Avenue in downtown Port
President Zebe Schmitt and
beautification committee chair-
person Angela White outlined
plans to replace existing plants
with new low maintenance and
native flowers, plants. and trees
all along the streetway.
White pointed out that each of
the island bed areas along Reid
would be planted in a different
fashion. She also outlined the use
of native plants to reach four
basic objectives-add organized
color alhng Reid Avenue, add,
l ." /'"-. a "-' ., .. ;.. .-
interest and beauty, showcase
native plants and create butterfly
The plan would focus around
(See P.S.J. CITY on Page 8Al
The colors are presented to Blaschum's widow and sons.
ABidding Blaschum Goodbye
Community, friends, family remember Chris
The first shovels of dirt are turned on the site of the new Wewa library.
by Tim Croft Library System. "There's a local
Twenty-six months after the architect, a local contractor, local
idea took root, the final chapter in input into the 'process.
fashioning. the Wewahitchka "A library is one of the corner-
Charles Whitehead -Memorial stones of a successful comrmuni-
Public Library began last week ty. It takes a grass-roots effort like
with the turn of a spade. this to create a library."
City, county and library offi- That effort began Jan. 18,
cials turned the initial shovels of 2000 when supporters of the first
dirt last. Friday for the new proposed a new facility and initi-
library, which is scheduled to be ated a search for funding to build
romnlleted in Aullrust. it.
The facility will sit across
Court Street from the city court-
house, -facing Second Street, a
positioning Wewa citizens had
Fisher Construction of Wewa
is the contractor to build the
4,700 square foot facility with a
total price tag of $512,000, fund-
ed through a 50-50 match grant
with the state.
It was noted during the
groundbreaking ceremonies that
Fisher's bid of $275,267 for con-
struction of' the building was
'essentially an at-cost bid.
"It's been a local effort all
around," said -George Vickery,
director of the Northwest Regional
. A little more than two years
later, the grant has been approved
and the dollars allocated for the
facility, which will sport a meeting
room large enough for 50-75 peo-
ple and an information center
with Internet access.
"This project is one we can
say benefits the entire county, not
just Wewa," said- county commis-
sioner Nathan Peters.
The county kicked in the final
$20,000 to secure the local match
for the library.
Contributions, though, came
in all sizes and from a variety of
For instance, Panama City
businessman Charles Whitehead,
born, and raised in Port St. Joe,
kicked in $50,000, while the spe-
cial needs' class at a local school
contributed $40, the amount ear-
marked for their Christmas party.
Among those taking up shov-
els for the groundbreaking were
representatives of the County
Commission, the Friends of the
Gulf County Library, Rep. Bev
Kilmer's office, the Northwest
Florida (Arvida) Improvement
Foundation and the city of Wewa.
Other major contributors sin-
gled out during the ceremony
included Max and Rosenia Kil-
bourn, the George Tapper Foun-
dation, Preble-Rish, David
Taunton, Gulf Coast Electric Co-'
op, Gaskin-Graddy, Carmen
McClemore, Ann Matlock, James
Lester and Ralph Fisher.
The driving engines .behind
the library effort were Marlene
and Allen McNair.
"What was a dream is a reali-
ty now," said county commission-
er Billy Traylor. "This community
came.together more than I've ever
seen. It took an effort from every-'
by Tim Croft
With military ceremony and
small-town comfort, a few belly
laughs and far too much
heartache, friends, family and a
community said goodbye last
week to Christopher M.
Goodbye only in the physical
sense, because Blaschum's pres-
ence permeated the atmosphere
inside the church.
From his face smiling back
from the cockpit of his fighter in a
framed picture to the video mon-
tage finale that celebrated the life
of a husband, son, brother, father
and comrade to the quaking voic-
es of those who eulogized him.
"The only thing you can leave
behind when you leave this life is
influence," said Rev. James
Kennedy as he scanned the over-
flow throng at Oak Grove Assem-
bly of God Church.
"I can see Chris influenced a
lot of people."
Blaschum, 35. was killed
March 2 after his Tomcat F-14
crashed shortly after takeoff dur-
ing training exercises in the
His squadron, aboard the car-
her USS John F. Kennedy, was en
route to the Arabian Sea to par-
ticipate in the war in Afghanistan
when the accident occurred.
Blaschum, also known by his
radio call sign "Basher," left
behind a far-flung web of friends
and family, including a wife and
Judging by last week's memo-
rial service, followed by burial at
Holly Hill Cemetery, the 1984
graduate of Port St. Joe High also
left a trail that those who knew
him considered heroic, in or out
of an airplane.
"We will tell (his sons) about
their father," said Blaschum's sis-
ter Kim Hagmen. "A man who
lived honorably, died honorably
and had great fun along the way.
"We will teach them to always
have a smile and never think they
are better than anyone ... To find
humor in everything."
Even in the most heartrend-
Amidst the tears, the sniffles,
the voices that began strong only
to waver, came the intermittent
There was the story about the
"chubby" 10-year-old who decid-
ed to undertake a walk-a-thon -
only to be shadowed at a safe dis-
tance by his mother in a car.
And the one about the driver
convinced that everyone else on
the road was "a ternble driver."
Or the tale of the rollerblader
who chose night excursions to
avoid ribbing from friends who
might see him decked out in pro-
tective helmet and pads.
Finally, there were reminisces
of the burly nb-tickler, always
quick with a quip, who drew oth-
ers to him like moths to a flame.
"You never knew when the
next punch line was going to
come." read Cindy Stevenson
from a statement from her hus-
band, Lt. Cmdr. Jon Stevenson,
who was in Blaschum's squadron,
which was still at sea.
"He was the utmost profes-
sional though you would never get
him to admit that," Stevenson
Tom Semmes has announced
his intention to run for the
District 2 County Commissioner
seat, ctirrently held by Billy
Traylor. Tom returned to
Wewahitchka in 1996 after a 28-
year absence. He is married to the
former Dianne Lester of Wewa-
hitchka who works at the Gulf.
County Health Department. They
have two daughters and three
During his absence from..
Wewahitchka, Tom completed 20
years in the U.S. Army retiring as
a Chief Warrant Officer Three in
communications maintenance in
1989. He then worked as a
Program Manager for major
in Washington, DC, from which he
retired in 1996. During-his service
in the military, Tom served a tour
of duty in Vietnam and Germany;
taught electronics at the Signal
School in Fort Monmouth, NJ,
and at the Signal Center and
School at Fort Gordon, GA.
His last assignment, prior to
his retirement, from the military,
was a six-year tour with the White
House Communications Agency,
serving as a Presidential Com-
munications Officer in Washing-
ton, DC. Tom traveled worldwide
The sketches of Blaschum
painted by those who eulogized
him were distinctively uniform: of
a man whose duties to farmly,
country and God were in balance
and who left people the better for
having merely bumped into him
on life's path.
"His zest for life was equaled
only by his skill in a jet," read
Pam Craig from a statement from
her husband, Cmdr. Calvin Craig,
Blaschum's fellow officer in
squadron VF-143 or, as they
called themselves, the "Pukin"
"We cannot put into words
the impact (Chris) had on our
It was Blaschum, Craig said.
who took the initiative to have
the squadron's pilots adorn their
flight suits with patches from the
New York police and fire depart-
ments after Sept. I1.
(See BLASCHUM on Page 8A)
support to both President Ronald
Reagan and President George
Bush, the White House staff, and
the Secret Service.
Working as a program man-
ager, Tom managed major
in the Washington, DC area, for
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration headquarters, and
Defense Logistics Agency head-
(See SEMMES on Page 9A)
Semmes Announces for
County Commission Seat
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002
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WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
Hi44nk er4c D/iW W4eI 4 by KesleyColbert
Congressman Allen Boyd has once again helped Gulf County
get in the right place at the right time to find some answers to
questions concerning flood map elevations and CBRA (Coastal
Barrier Resource Act) designatibn.
A group travelled from Gulf County to Washington, D.C. to
meet with FEMA and the Department of Interior / U. S. Fish and
Wildlife. Throughout those meetings-one and sometimes two rep-
resentatives from the congressman's office were sitting right along-
side Gulfs representation Offering support.
Talks have been productive over the past few years as Gulf
County and property owners from the Indian Pass and Cape San
Bias area have discussed problems with flood map proposals and
CBRA designation. throughout the entire process the congress-
man and his staff have been at the table with Gulf County to help
open the doors of common sense in dealing with these issues.
This latest meeting produced welcome news concerning CBRA
designation and the possibility that it could be altered by admin-
istrative action as opposed to a legislative vote. Based on the con-
gressmanrs past actions, he'll probably be at the table while Gulf
County attempts to go through this process also. County commis-
sioners have agreed to make a formal request to modify or remove,
CBRA status from the Cape and Indian Pass.
Flaws in the original designation process have been docu-
mented and should be enough to impact CBRA'status in the area.
I ain't real smart, but t do know one thing for certain-without
the help of Congressman Boyd and his staff, Gulf County' would
likely still be playing phone tag with the above mentioned agen-
cies. We once again extend our gratitude to the congressman.
Hopefully. as we begin this last stage of negotiations our U. S.
Senator Bob Graham can also add an extra measure of support on
behalf of Gulf County.
Annexation Will Help
The City of Port St. Joe's announcement of plans to anniex the.
lots associated with Windmark Beach along.the area be.tween.Dixie
Belle Curve and Butler's Restaurant came as no surprise to most
Port St. Joe commissioners have been looking at this area for
some time in planning for future expansion of the city. They have.
already expanded to the George G. Tapper bridge and are now
proposing to take in a corridor extending along Highway 98 includ-,
ing bayside properties to and including the new subdivision under
This is a voluntary annexation with all property owners agree-
ing to the move.
Now, there has been some objection to this idea. That objection
is a little difficult to understand when one takes into account that
Annexation either has positive impact. or no impact on all affected
Needless to say the City of Port St. Joe picks',up additional
property that is included on its taxable property' rolls, property
owners are recipients of city services, the county continues t6 have,,
the same property values on county tax rolls either way, and
Highland View residents are not impacted one way or the other.'-
Hopefully, the City' of Port St.,Joe plans will go forward without
a hitch.. As I would if this were the City of WVewahitchka or any
other of our communities in Gulf County. 1 fully support these and
other annexation plans as a positive move for our county and our
Aunt Ruby Nell was a hard
person to lie to. She'd lean in and,
'stare deep into you like she was
looking for something way down by
yo-ur pancreas. "Kes, son-, you
can't fool me with that story-I used
One of our readers ran
across this poem while visit-
ing a little league park in
Atlanta. It was engraved at
the base of a statue of a little
boy at the plate.
that one myself back in the spring
of 1952! You've either got to get
plum out of the lying business or
you're gonna have to get a lot more
original with your alibis!"
I remember the day she was
watching us" while Mom ran to
towh. My heart stopped when she
came into ihe bedroom with the
picture, "Alnght, who broke the
glass on granddaddy's Oak Ridge
David Mark turned around
with the most innocent look a five
The reader said the
Atlanta league used to have a
problem with fans and par-
ents, but it got a handle on
that problem by asking
rowdy parents and fans to
year old could muster plastered
across his face. How does he do
that? 'Course, the fact that he did-
n't have a clue about what hap-
pened to that picture might have
helped him some!
My mind went into overdnve.
It was going to be hard to blame it
on my older brother, he had ridden
into town with Mother. My palms
went to sweating and my heart was
a'hittin' on about every fourth
beat.. I was trying to think if any-
one else had been in the house
leave, and punishing the
teams) involved in such
We all need a reminder
every now and again to keep
things in perspective.
He stands at the plate, with his heart beating fast,
The bases 'are loaded, the die has been cast.
Mom and Dad can't help him, he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment, would send the team home.
The ball nears the plate,"he swings and he misses. 3 y
There is a groan from the crowd/with boos and some hisses.
A thoughtless voice cries, "Strike out you bum."'
Tears fill his eyes, the game's no longer fun. l al ne .
Remember, he is just a little boy, who stands all alone. .
"Aunt Ruby Nell, I musta left
the front door open. You know how
the wind was blowing. And Buck
ran in when I went to get the mail.
There's no telling what that dog
did before I dragged him back out
in the yardl Between the wind and
that wild hound, well, I reckond Pa
didn't stand a chance." :'.
She was peering in.
I felt obligated to keep going,
"You know, Mom shouldn't leave
that picture setting on the dining
room buffet where the slightest
'nudge could send it over the edge."
She put. a hand on- my. arm
and pulled me ulp close, her eves
never leaving mine, "Kesley, I:- cat
see right through you! Youv were
throwing that baseball in, the
house again!" ,
Doggone it! How does she: d'o
that! I was actually bouncing a
rubber ball under the table, off the
wall and trying to :dive for it before
it could get past me into the living'
.room. I was doing pretty good uhtil
Willie Mays hit one over my head I
raced, back to the fireplace.
plucked the ball up as it rebound-'
ed off the poker and whirled and
fired to Red Schoendienst, Willie
was trying for two and a good
throw-I hit the back of Daddy's
chair and the ricochet dead-cen-
tered that picture! -
Willie Mays was safe before
granddaddy hit the floor.
I had the good arm. accuracy-
was my down fall!
I spent the next 46 years prac-
ticing throwing a baseball where I
was aiming And believe me-I
worked at it! NMostly outdoors you
Maybe that's why my elbow
I felt no pain there at all for the
first five decades of my life. It start-
ed a couple of years ago-I. was
throwing a little batting practice to
Dave Davis. He'd come by the
house for a late afternoon session.
\Ve hurried down to the ball field
and he was determirled to hil
longer than I could throw
I felt a little twinge but it was-
n't a big thing. I threw for another ,
year and a half and figured I'd bet-
ter have .it looked at. I had it X-
rayed. I had a cortisone shot. I did
some physical therapy. I even
thought about not throwing for a
S Someone suggested I have an
I thought, sure, why not. any-
thing that might help. ,
I was riding over to the clinic
:when I got to wondering what an
MRI was. And what .does MRI
stand for?,I tried to ask the lady at
the desk but she was more inter-
ested in my insurance, card and
that I filled out her forms, "front
;and back, sign every opy."
.Folks, I spent the next 30 niln-
utes going down a'checklist mark-
ing down my medical history, .1
wasn't sure about night blindness
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
A Milestone Is Reached-Three Quarters of a Century
A PERSON SHOULD be able- I got right back up on that fire this matter. Everyone 'has had would probably say that it was just
to get at least two columns out of truck running board and went on accidents which should have killed as well that I didrin't reach the same
his 75th birthday, don't you think? to the fire them, and would, if they were to milestone as, they did, after read-
It's sort of a milestone in his 'TAOIN I 'happen today! ing thisdnvel.
life. Not everybody reaches 75!
I didn't think-back when I1
was 30-that I ever would. I envi-
sioned myself remaining in my 30s
for the remainder of my life, but it
didn't work out that way.
When I was 30, that was the
epitome of maturity and one who
reaches age 75 was an oddity.
It's here and it's real!
SIt's odd, too. I still have the
feeling, of a. 30-year-old but defi-
nitely the body of-a 90-year-old!
Stuck in between the two
extremes is my actual age of 75.
I now know what- the old
cliche means that goes something
like. this: "If I had known I was
- going to live .this long, TI'd have
taken better care of myself'.
But, I wouldn't have, either.
I was indestructible at age S0.
I would exist under my current
conditions, .forever. My sight
wouldn't fail; my kidneys wouldn't
fail; my blood pressure wouldn't
run the spectrum; my hearing
would be keen forever;-: my legs
wouldn't fail to carry me an where
I. wanted to go; and above all, I'
would still be able to work!
I REMEMBER, about.45,years
ago, I was an active member of the
Volunteer Fire Department. There
was a, fire at Kenney'sMill. [it's
gone now, but'it used to be located
where the city ,Wastewater
Treatment Plant currently is]. The
alarm was sounded about nooin"
and .1 zoomed to the fire station
and arrived just in time to grab on
to the 'running board of the moving
The driver of the truck put on
the brakes-hard-when he came
to the intersection, of First and
Reid, in'front of the railroad depot
My grip on the door post was-
n't very secure and off in the street
I went, doing a couple of tumbles
on the paving.
'It 'didn't bother, me mnuch'.
then' but, it would KILL me if it
were to happen today!
OF COURSE, ABOUT 15 years
before that. I was still delivering a
paper route-on a bicycle-in the
rain!: ; *
-I was tooling-dpown 16th
Street, in the rain on my bike. try-
ing to hurry and get through, when
all of a sudden I ran over a stick,
hitting it just right so it flipped up .
into my frofit Wheel between the
spokes. The wheel turned far
enough to allow the stick to reach
the fork and there, the wheel
stopped turning. flipping me end
over end into a water puddle on
That was another accident
which didn't bother me then, but,
it would KILL me now!
SI wonder why? '
IJshouldn't have gotten soiold,
considering the things which have
happened to me. I'm not alone in
I DON'T KNOW WHY I have
lived so long. I remember that my
ambition was to live 85 or 90,
and still go to-the office every day,
like those other old gentlemen who
lived to' be able to; work at their
desks, writing pithy .editorials on
into their senior years.
Now, I'm just satisfied to curl
up with someone else's writing in a
good book and read the afternoon-
*Mark Twain was one of those.
long-ived authors who continued
to write into his 80s. He didn't stop
until Haley's Comet came around
to signal that his career was over.
I don't know if Carl Sandberg
was actually old, or if he just
looked that way.
Not that I am comparing
myself with these two writers. They
S But. I'm rinot, finished? yet. If
you'll put up with me for a while
longer, I'll continue to regale you
with this contribution each week
for yet a while longer. '
I DON'T KNOW 'rhat I want
for my birthday. What does a per-
son ask for on his 75th birthday?,
SNow is the perfect time to wish
him many more to' come, and
I got a cupcake with one can-
dle sticking in it at a recent church
dinner. I managed to blow out the
candle. I suppose one should be
satisfied with such a thoughtful
gift as that,wheni he reaches' thb
ripe old age of 75. That's three-
quarters of a century!
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Written by Wcsley Ramsey
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"Speed" Lab Busted By SO
I think!" That's what Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen said
when spelling what was being
.cooked in a trailer off Highway
'386 between Overstreet and
Acting on an anonymous tip,
members of the Gulf County
time. In fact, 20 pounds of "meth"
($500,000 worth) was taken dur-
ing a drug arrest in Bay County
Saturday. Affordability and acces-
sibility are the keys to that popu-
larity, said McKeithen.
Dangerous to Make
"Meth" is made through cook-
5. ~ o;"-
? : .
Jake Richards, Narcotics Investigator, and Sheriff Frank McKelthen
check out a dehydrator used in the manufacturing process.
,Sheriffs office conducted a raid at
7878 Hwy. 386 at 9:22 p.m.
Monday evening. Mitchell Wayne
Wilder was arrested and charged
after being caught in the process.
of cooking methamphetamine. At-
the time of the arrest Wilder had.
six grams of "meth" on his person,
and found in his home.
McKeithen noted that five
grams brings a mandatory three
year prison, term.
Methamphetamine is also
known as speed, crank, or meth
and is considered to be the #1
drug of choice in the area at this
ing, drying and processing a com-
mon cold medicine to extract the
drug. This is a very dangerous
process which requires several
volatile chemicals and a heating
process. It is not uncommon for
meth labs to be destroyed", by
explosions during the drug'
When this lab was located the
Sheriffs Office called the Florida,
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
to conduct' a "Meth Lab Clean-
DEA officials from the area
responded to the scene but they
-determined, due to the size and
Kesley-(from Page 2)
'cause I was usually asleep. And I
wasn't sure wh y they needed to
know if I had any metal in my
teeth or if there was history of
heart problems in my fanily-it was
my elbow, not my vital organs!.
I began to get a little suspi-
ciQus of tijs whole, MRI;.thing. ,I did
check that I had,no numbness or
tingling in the arm, "Ma'am it just
That machine looked like
something out of James Bond.
They put me on my back, propped
Does it Again
I can't think of any other-
place I would rather live than in
Gulf County. I would like to take
this ,opportunity to thank every-.
one that'had involvement in the
Port. St. Joe Fire Department
chicken dinner. The donations
were greatly appreciated. I am
scheduled to go to Houston
instead of Gainesville this week.
The outpouring of support
and prayers from the people of
Gulf County is deeply appreci-
ated. At times like this, when the
'community pulls together"for one
of its own, we are reminded why
,we love and live in Gulf County,
Joe and Dusty Bearden
Say Iu SaWIt I inThe Star!
and twisted and turned my elbow
until they got it "just right", slid
me under this gigantic radar look-
ing device and said, "Whateveryou.
do, don't move your arm at all. Lie'
as still as you can. It's important
that you don't move. This will only
take about forty minutes."
: Forty minutes! People have
'fought wars, got married, flew to
"Amarillo, read the diary of Anne
Frank in less time than that! I'm
suppose to lie still for-
It didn't take but a'few sec-
onds for my nose to go to itching.
My left foot went to sleep.
Some varmint started crawl-
ing across my. chin. I was trying to
blow it off without moving. And to
make matters worse, they had. a
little midget up in that machine
with a jack hammer. I'd never
heard such a racket! I thought he
was going to bust through and
land on top of me any second. I
wondered how I was going to lay
,still with a midget arid a jack ham-
mer bouncing off my chest!
After about 15 minutes of this,
my arm went numb and started
tingling at the same time
I .think I laid there for six.
hours! Finally, someone from Fox
Mulder's office rescued me! While I
was trying to get the feeling back
in my leg so I could walk out, I
asked one ,of the conspirators
again exactly what that machine
hadodone to me. "Oh, it simply
looks, into your. arm-let's us' see
what's going on inside of you.'
I immediately thought of Aunt
Ruby Nell. I could have saved the
time, money and hassle She's
been seeing right through me for
: ,' I
One of two apparatuses used to cook "meth" was in operation at
the time of the bust. Note the cookers are even vented out of the ceil-
ing of the mobile home.
sophistication of this lab. to con-
tact a DEA chemist out of Miami
to assist in the cleanup process.
From all indications we have a
large quantity of cooked and
.said Sheriff McKeithen.
The total amount of meth
included in Monday s bust ~iIll
not be determined until DEA offi-
cials have finished the cleanup
process. Wilder's setup also
included cameras and monitors
posted around the property for
"security" purposes-evidently he
didn't look at the monitors as Gull
County Sheriff Department per-
sonnel paid him a visit Monday
This monitor was attached to
,. numerous surveillance camera.
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Driving Adds To
Misery of Dialysis
by Tim Croft
Willie Robinson rises each
Tuesday morning around 1:30-2
a.m. to bathe. dress and prepare
for his exhausting day ahead.
By 5 am. the Gulf County
Public Transportation van has
arrived at his apartment to pick
After a hall" dozen or so more
stops, the van heads west to a
clinic in Panama City.
Once there. Robinson will be
hooked up to a life-giving dialysis
machine, which filters the poisons
from his blood as his now failed
kidneys once did.
After his stint on the
machine, typically nearly five
hours. Robinson feels. "dragged
Nevertheless. it's back onto
the van and the long return tnp to
When Robinson. 50, arrives
home, the day that started well
before the rooster had even the
itch to crow is nearly over.
It has been at least 10 hours
since he left home. but it may as
well have been 10 days.
"It's a long day." Robinson
said. "You're exhausted and the
first thing you want to do is get to
And it is just Tuesday. He will
endure the same ordeal at least
twice more that week.
If other medical issues arise -
Robinson. for example, has also
recently undergone hyberbaric
chamber treatment in Panama
City once a week those must be
squeezed between the three or
four tnps weekly for dialysis.
"They are on an umbilical
cord" to their dialysis clinic, said
Doug Kent of the Gulf County
This broken record has
served as the soundtrack for
Robinson's life the past 17 years.
when he was first put on dialysis.
However. Kent. along with
Franklin County health officials.
are working to try to eliminate at
least one note in this tired tune
for dialysis patients who must
travel to Panama City several
times a week for treatment.
Instead of forcing patients to
go to the clinic, the idea is to. in
some way. bnng the clinic to the
Health officials are working
on a proposal that would entail
contracting with a private compa-
ny to provide a dialysis site to
serve the Gulf/Franklin area and
the roughly two dozen patients in
those counties who require dialy-
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Berthe Quinn helps Willie Robinson on to a Gulf County Public transportation van to begin a long day.
Though still filling in the
details. Kent said he hoped to
bring the proposal forward for
elected officials to weigh in the
"What I would like to see hap-
pen is for them to bnng a mobile
unit to this area. with several
chairs to serve people here." said
Dr. Shakra Junejo. health official
for Franklin County.
Junejo noted that these
patients are in acute renal failure,
typically on transplant lists. The
majority are also of limited eco-
"These are very sick people
and they have to worry about
transportation to and from Pana-
ma City three or four times a
week,." he added "Most of them
don't have much money, and they
are just trying to live."
However, Kent noted that
bringing a clinic to the area was
easier said than done.
In addition to equipment and
basic operating costs. a clinic
must be ready to handle any med-
ical complicaton. i.e. a patient
"who will not stop bleeding after
So. for example, a clinic
would need to keep a nephrologist
la kidney specialist) and sufficient
nursing staff on duty dunng oper-
It sounds easy" to set up a
clinic for GulfiFranklin patients.
Kent said. but there are compli-
"These are people with
already weakened bodies. You
have to be able to deal with those
The company that operates
the dialysis clinic in Panama City
also runs a similar clinic in Man-
anna. so establishing such a facil-
ity to serve a rural population has
a precedent in Northwest Florida.
However. a certain patient-
load will likely be required to
make such a facility here feasible
for a private contractor.
Kent said his proposal is
based on a minimum threshold of
25 patients in Gulf and Franklin
"We are trying to combine the
two communities." Kent said.
Junejo is currently surveying
Franklin County residents and
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has identified at least 10 dialysis
patients. who must go to Talla-
hassee or Panama City for treat-
Gulf County has some 13
patients. Kent said. though the
number was higher unul several
Among the issues Kent must
consider as he drafts a proposal is
how much local officials might
have to "sweeten the pot" to lure
and keep a company here.
Additionally. ,if. and to what
extent. the county might be will-
ing to help with the economics to
make a Gulf County clinic viable
for a private company.
On the flip side of,the ledger
is. the expense of transporting
patients to Panama City.
Gulf County Public Trans-
portation is currently running a
day schedule of runs each week to
Panama City for dialysis patients.
according to GCPT director Glen-
It wasn't long ago that the
system had four vans running
each week to Panama City.
though the recent deaths have
halved that amount. Whiting
In bottom line numbers, as
recently as January. GCPT was
spending S4.275 monthly for dial-
ysis runs out of the S6.814 it
receives each month from the
state to transport the elderly, poor
"That just leaves 82.500 for
the rest of the county, because of
patients on dialysis, which is our
No. I pnonty." Whiting said.
'(The trip to and from Pana-
ma City) is really bad Ion patients)
and it just costs so much."
Further, there seems to, be
acknowledgement of the need for
a clinic here, particularly from, the
medical community as evidenced
by -recent public statements of
support from Junejo and Berry
* Gilbert, administrator at Weems
Memorial Hospital in, Franklin
County. :' .
"It's one of those things that
the health community has said
we need to lookat," Kent said.
They'll get no argument from
patients like Robinson.
"That's one thing that would
be nice,' Robinson said. "The trip
over to Panama City isn't so bad.
but when you get off that machine
you are ready to just go home and
go to bed.
"But instead you. have to get
back on that van," he said while
wearily shaking his head.
The Gtllf County Tourist
Development Council will -be
accepting Special Events funding
requests through March 29 for
funding during the 2002-2003 fis-
The funds awarded will be
used to assist in the expense of
marketing and advertising the
event.. "We feel that supporting
suci 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.
Pastor Jesse Evans and Victor LaFerle.
The Care Closet Needs
Donations of Clothing.,
The First .United Methodist
Church operates the Care Closet
at Fourth and Long Avenue,
across from Dr. King's office. The
church extends sincere thanks for
all the donations given in the
past, and asks the community to
spread the word to friends and
families, about the Care Closet's
-need for clothing donations.
The Care Closet mission pro-
- ject has been open for four years.
Their main objective then, as now,
is to provide good clean used
clothing at very reasonable prices
. for the needy in the community,
and has processed 70,000 articles
of clothing with 20,000 going to
agencies such as, HRS, -the Health
Department, schools and other
needy individuals in the commu-
nity. They are open from 9:_00
a.m. to 3:00 pm. on Fridays and
9:00 to 12 noon on Saturdays.
Everything in the Closet is 50
cents or less, shoes are 25 cents,
hats and toys are 10 cents. Bring
your shoes and clothing dona-
tions to the Care Closet during
business hours, or leave them-at
the front door if it is closed-please
put them in plastic bags for pro-
tection. If you have donations and
have no way to get them to the
Care Closet; call the. church office
at 227-1724 for pickup. '
Pleast keep these donations
coming, and increase them when-
ever possible. With your help they
will be able to continue to provide
'good clean clothing at very rea-
sonable prices for the needy peo-
" ple of our community.
Native Plants Save
Water for Gardeners
Gardeners in 'drought-prone:
southeastern states may want to
"go native" this spring and beau-
.tify yards with native plants
requiring little irrigation. Plants
that occur naturally in an ecosys-
tem' are adapted to the local tem-r
perature and rainfall patterns. so
they generally require less main-
tenance. They've also adapted to
soil conditions and generally have
fewer pest problems.
In Florida. botanists consider
"plants native il they were present
in the state before the mid-16th
century, when the first Spanish
9r colonists arrived.
Not every student has craw-
"fish brought to school for his
birthday. However, such was the
case with Elijah Quaranta, a sixth
grade student at Faith Christian
Elijah, who turned twelve on
March 14, enjoyed sharing his
unusual birthday lunch with his
fellow students and teachers.
Above, Elijah instructs Miss
Mazie Stone on the etiquette of
. eating crawfish.
Once overlooked in the mar-
ketplace. the plants are catching
on with environmentally aware
gardeners and landscapers.
Florida and other southeastern
states have faced unusually dry
conditions in recent years, leading
to water-use restrictions and
debates about the practicality of
using high-maintenance orna-
mental species in the landscape.
The only disadvantage to
'native plants is that many species
are hard to find in retail stores.
Some of the best-selling Florida
plants include bald cypress, saw
palmetto. Walter's viburnum,
coontie. Simpson's stopper and,
yaupon holly. When customers
see an unfamiliar plant, the first
thing they want to know ishow to
care :for it, so retailers must
decide if they're willing to invest
the time to train,their employees.
More than 600 Florida species
are commercially available. Native
plantsprovide the foundation for
healthy ecosystem. They cleanse
For information concerning
missing BLUE TICK HOUND,
answers to name BUFORD.
Missing from Murphy Fox
Pens, near, Holly Hill
Cemetery. Missing since
March 4, 2002.
Have information call:
MaKayla and Will
Ramsay announce the
arrival of their baby
sister, MaLena Lynn,
on February 12, at
Gulf Coast Mqdical
eight pounds, seven
ounces, and was 20
1/2" long. She was
welcomed home by
her parents, Bill and .-
Melissa Ramsey, and ,
Hirahara of Carson
City, Nevada, John
Aguras of Salinas,
California and Willie and
Shirley Ramsey of Port St.
Joe. Even though MaLena
came.two weeks early, her
grandparents from out west
arrived on the same day to wel-
come her -talk about good morning.
MaLena with her big sister.
MaKayla and brother Will
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 uill 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!
the air and water, hold soil in
place, provide food and cover for
animals and do all these things'
Though native species can be
found in the wild. plant lovers are
better off purchasing them from
dealers. You can get into trouble
collecting plants. You can't
remove them from state or federal I
land without a permit, or enter
pnvately owned land without per-
mission. Some species can't be
possessed at all without a permit.
Some native plants are
breathtaking, a favorite being
Simpson's stopper. An evergreen
with small. glossy leaves, colorful
bark. fragrant white flowers and
bright red berries, it can be grown
as a shrub or-small tree.
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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002
Steering For Another State Championship
Gulf Transportation Seeks 4th In A Row
by Tim Croft
Welcome signs on the high-
In each of the past three
bus category. In each of the two
previous years, Elmo Aylmer fin-
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V .., ;, ..:.:
Transportation vans are
ways leading into Port St. Joe
note th'e many state champi-
onships the town's high school
athletic teams' have earned.
No less impressive is the
fourth-straight No. 1 ranking that
drivers with Gulf County Public
Transportation will be after this
weekend when they compete in
the Florida Paratransit Rodeo 'in
State Rep. Allan
Bense to Speak
The Gulf Federated Repub-
lican women would like to invite
everyone interested ,to hear Rep.
Bense speak, on Thursday, April
18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Port St. Joe
Garden Club. Hors d'ouerves will
The cost is $7 per person.
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put through their paces to test the ability of their drivers.
years, a Gulf County driver has
finished No. 1 in one of two cate-
gories in which.drivers compete at
the rodeo, which celebrates the
efforts of those who transport the
"transportation 'disadvantaged" -
the elderly, poor and disabled -
across the state each day.
*Last year, Ray Brant of Port
St. Joe finished first in the small-
(from Page 1A)
Special Act of the. Florida
Legislature to develop the port
and related commerce. Its five
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governor to four-year terms.
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ished atop the van category.
That's three consecutive state
titles for county drivers when pit-
ted against drivers from
throughout the state's 67 coun-
"This .is for'the whole state,"
said Glenda Whiting, director of
Gulf County 'Public Transporta-
tion. "We compete against every-'
body, the Dades, the Browards,
- "It (three straight No. Is) just '
makes me s6 proud, I love it."
SBranto who went on to finish
sixth in the national competition
last year in Salt Lake City, wiill be
back to defend his small-bus tide
Berthe Quinn. participating
in her first state competition, will
compete in the van category.
"I'm a little nervous, but I like
dning." Quinn said. "When I've-
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The two-day Rodeo, which
begins Friday, is an exactingly
thorough test of a driver's ability.
Competition includes a writ-
ten test, a driving test that
includes an obstacle course,
wheelchair securement drills and
van inspections in which the vehi-
cles are tinkered with by contest
officials and the driver must
deduce what is wrong and fix it.
'The things these drivers have
to go through is amazing," said
Whiting, who will be a judge at
the state competition. "It's very
Winners in each category
advance to the national competi-
tion, to be held this year in
Last year, G.ulf Cbunty Public
Transportation's 13 vans were
used for 19,337 trips, accounting
for 298,182 miles or nearly
23,000 miles per van.
Of those, trips, 57-. percent
*were related to medical issues, i.e.
transporting patients to Panama
City for dialysis treatment.
Another 22 percent of, last
year's trips were related to nutri-
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Those miles entail .more than
just driving, Whiting noted.
During her dialysis runs, for
instance. Quinn often purchases
sandwiches, and sodas for her ail-
She must also assist each
patient, some confined to wheel-
chairs or stretchers. on and off
the; %an while lugging around
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"For our drivers, it's more
than a job," Whiting said. 'They
(the riders and drivers) are like
As Quinn put it, "I love 'em to
Sounds like a state champion
in the making.
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ALCOHOL &8 DRUGS
On March 14 Deputy Larrny
Hightower stopped a vehicle for
failure to dim lights, and cited the
driver for open container of alco-
hol. Passenger Tammy Finch was
arrested for possession of mari-
On March' 14 Michael
Varet6ni was arrested on a war-
rant for grand tfhft on a
December 2000 case; bad check
for purchase qf a waverunner.
On March 16 Deputy Chris
Buchanan arrested Wesley Jones
on an outstanding child support
warrant from Bay County.
On March 16 Deputy Greg
Myrick responded to Wewahitch-
ka to Clay Von and Margaret
Turner. Both parts were
arrested and charged with bat-
On March 17 deputies
responded to a house in the
.. Lands Landing area, finding sev-
bral people at a house supposed
to be unoccupied. After checking
warrants on a Margaret Dean,
Deputy Buchafan, and Sgt.
Forhand returned several hours
later and. arrested Dean on five
Bay County warrants for worth-
less checks. .
FLEEING AND 'ELUDING
On March 17'Deputy Shawn
Butler clockedta vehicle on radar'
at 99 ,mph. and gave. chase with
lights and siren, finally arresting
Gregory Butler of Panama City for
aggravated fleeing and attempting
to elude, DUI, and speeding.
On March 5, Judge Glenn
Hess .passed the following sen-
Julius A. Gathers to 15 years
for violation of probation, for sale
of a controlled substance and
resisting an officer with violence.
James Edward 1Harris to 5
years in the Department of
Corrections for VIOLATION OF
Edward E. Nobles to 31
months in the Department of
Corrections for violation of proba-
tion, aggravated assault.
Walter Wright to 5 years in
the Department of Corrections for
attempted possession of a firearm
by a donvieted felon.
RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE.
GULF COUNTY JAIL ..
Monday, March 4th-Andrew
Weeks, Panama City, passing
worthless checks, 2 counts.
Tuesday. March 5th-
Natasha Faulkner of Wewa-
hitchka FTA-grand theft; Tyson
Davis of Port St. Joe burglary with
assault or battery; Frank Johnson
of Port St. Joe violation of proba-
tion-burglary; Carlos Lucas of
Wewahitchka failure to register as
a convicted felon; Dana Frazier of
Port St. Joe FTPF for driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Thursday, March 7th- Eddie
Uesele of Port St. Joe aggravated
battery at' a local bar. Michael.
Smith of Wewahitchka disorderly
conduct; Jermaine Fedd of
Apalachicola violation of proba-
tion-possession of marijuana.
Friday.' March 8th-Myron
Vann of iWewahitchka lewd and
Saturday. March 9th-
Robert McKenzie of Sopchoppy
possession of alcohol under 21;,
Joshawa Heck of Tallahassee giv-
ing alcohol to person under, 21, 2
Monday. March 1 ith-James
Fenn, 44, Port St. Joe driving
while license suspended/revoked;
James, Ward, '20, Wewahitchka
Tuesday. ''March 12th-
Jeffery Dixon, 46, Port St. Joe dri-
ving while license suspended/
revoked; Curtis* Johnson, 18,
Wewahitchka violation of pretrial
release; Charles D. Bryant, 42,
Wewahitchka' violation of proba-
tion, driving while; license sus-
pended/revoked;' Jason Sherrod,
19, Sneads driving under influ-
ence; Jessica Jamerson, 21,
Wewahitchka aggravated battery;
Donald Beatty, 38, Wewahitchka
aggravated battery; Larry
For the deal of your life,
Jackson, 50, Port St. Joe violation
of probation, sale cocaine.
Wednesday, March 13th-
Steven Burke, 44, White City dri-
ving under influence; Cornell
Beach, 18, Panama City grand
Thursday, March 14th-.
Paula Price, 23, Titusville intro-
duction of contraband to state
prison possession of marijuana
w/intent to distribute; Corey
Hawkins, 26, Jacksonville intro'-
duction of contraband to state
prison possession of marijuana
w/intent to distribute; James
Hawkins, 49, Owens Cross Roads,
AL introduction of contraband to
state prison possession of, mari-
juana w/intent to distribute;
Tammy Finch, 30, Wewahitchka
possession of marijuana; Bobby
Sheperd, 18, Panama' City driving
while license suspended/revoked;
Michale Varetoni, 34, Tallahassee
Friday. March 15th-Shelia
Roper, 32, Wewahitchka failure to .
appear driving while license sus-
Saturday, March 16th-
Michael Dockery. 28. Port St.. Joe
dome-tlic ovilence tfall to rers-ter
convicted felon: Jame HI-Lan'ev 25
Port St. Joe resistinlg 'V.itlho t vto-
lence: Wesle.y Jones '2'2,
We\\c'dllIchka child supp,.,rt. John
R\'an. Jr 2.3. Tallaha-zere reck-
less dn'.inm. Micha-I Carnnon. 41.
Port St Joe disorderly c,..nduct:
Margaret Turne-r .30..
\\'V.abitchka batter. ClaiV \oi
Turner. .39. \Ve\'.ahitchkl-: bathe,'
Sunday, Marchl 17th-Apn!
Eminmett. 19. Craflordiille pou-
Law Enforcement Activ2ties
session marijuana, resisting v
out violence; Clyde McDaniel
Wewahitchka lewd and lasciv
on a child; Gregory Butler,
Panama City aggravated fleeii
eluding, DUI; Danny Dean,
Birmingham, AL possession r
juana, possession alcohol u
21, possession altered dri
Monday, March 18
Margaret Dean, 52, Missis,
worthless checks 5 counts
county), resisting without'
Tuesday, March 19
Mitchell Wilder, 44, Overs
w/intent to distribute.
During the first part of 1V
the Gulf County Sheriffs
received a call from. Kelly Ma
an investigator with
Inspector's Office. She rel
information that staff at the
i Correctional "Institute
recr'e:d information that
March 14 several people
goie to attempt to smuugle
juana into the prison.
Last Thursday staff front
prison and Sheriffs office se
Jfin the Wewahitchka area loo
fo tthe \ehik-le the- suspects.
uppo-)s.d tLo be driv.ing.
Located and allowed d the \e
into the prisorl
W\lhen the oc cupJ
approached the visitation
one Lhrew' a cup into th,- gar
Caii. Officers removed the.
Ironi tlhe can and lound it
Lamed three packages olf
.uana wrapped in duct tape.
The trio. Corey Hawkins.
26 r of Jacksonville. Ja
arch, Larry Lee Jackson, 50, Port
office St. Joe was arrested March 11 oh
martin, .an active warrant for failing to
Gulfayed Charles D. Brant,. 42, Port St.
had Joe was arrested March 12 when
on he tested positive for drug use.
were No LICENSE
marn- Bobby L. Shepard: Jr., 18,
Panama City was. arrested March
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Hawkins, age 49 of Owens Cross
Roads, Alabania, and Paula Price,
age 23 from Titusville were all
arrested and charged with intro-
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Blaschum--from Page 1)
As a pilot, "he was a natural
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teach it as well."
Kennedy bravely, haltingly,
closed as the sorrowful dabbed
tears and cleared throats in pew
"Chris was always in the cen-
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ing," Kennedy said. "But he also
had a serious side."
That seriousness was found
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ordinates and his superiors."
It was time, then, for the final
drive from the church to Holly
There, under clearing skies
and a light breeze, Blaschum was
buried with full military., honors,
including a 21-gun salute, the
folding of the flag that draped his
coffin and the presentation of the
colors to his widow and two sons,
Jack and Max.
As several, hundred pairs of
reddened ,eyes gazed ,upon the
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planungs of sabal palms (taller
than existing lamp post) in place
of crepe mIyrles in 11-mot of the
islands along Reid. They would be
complemented with colorful and
evergreen native plantings such
as upnght yaupon. muhly grass.
saw palmetto,. agapanthus. etc.
Other target areas tor Deautl-
fication include: possibly leasing a
vacant lot along Reid and making
a flower garden look: the parking
area between City Hall ard Reid:
and the island bed at the intersec-
tion of Highways 71 and 98.
The club also hopes to work
with downtown merchants indi-
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their businesses through a combi-
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FOUR YEAR TERMS
Next month the election rolls
%%ill open for candidates to qualify'
for two Port St. Joe city comrnis-
sion seats nearing the end of their
two year cycle. Dunng a workshop
last week commissioners dis-
cussed asking city voters if they
would like to see a change in this
During Tuesday's meeting
they unanimously voted to adver-
Uise an ordinance which would
place a referendum question on
May s election ballot asking voters
to change the length of terms from
two to tour years.
Conunissioner David Horton
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Highway 71 rehabilitation design
work being conducted along the
four lane roadway between the
intersection of Highways 98 and
71 and the courthouse complex.
Current plans call for reworking
the existing concrete road bed.
*Discussed police retirement
funds and answered questions
from Officer Jimmy Stephens con-
cerning the status of some back
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Park sports complex grant award.
SPassed a resolution of sup-
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Wewahitchka to Clean Out Messy Mobile Homes
by Tim Croft
Wewahitchka city leaders are
considering changes to city ordi-
nances to address a relatively
small but nagging problem with
dilapidated mobile homes.
Six times in the past eight
months city officials have had to
deal with folks who move their
out-of-code mobile homes into the
city limits without proper inspec-
tion or fixing code violations.
"They kind of move them in
there and say 7We didn't know,'"
said city manager Don Minchew.
"The commission is having to
act after the fact ... We've had
enough of them to be aggravat-
Currently any mobile home at
least 5 years old must be inspect-
ed. A mobile home 5-10 years old
can be approved by Minchew, but
,one that is 10 or more years old
must be approved by the city
To be approved upon inspec-
tion, for example, any skin torn
off the mobile home must be fixed
and loose insulation must be
secured or in similar fashion. Bro-
ken windows must also be
The only real existing sanc-
tions against those who do not
bring their mobile home up to
code is that their site plan will not
,be approved, meaning no power.
However, if the previous ten-
ant of the site simply pulled up
stakes without the power being
disconnected, all the new tenant
has to do is plug in, Minchew
And if the tenant refuses to
complete any of the required
repairs, the city must go to court,
and pay attorney's fees and other
costs, to have the tenant evicted.
"The problem is if they don't
get (the repairs) done then you
have to go through the court
process," Minchew said.
Therefore, Minchew is looking
at several options to bring before
the commission in the near
Those could include, but are
not limited to, creating and codi-
fying a list of code requirements
for all mobile homes as well as
putting more teeth, i.e. penalties,
into the ordinance.
Rummell to Kick off Rotary Conference
Imagine yourself lounging at
water's edge, the warm sun and
gentle breeze brushing softly
agaifist your skin andl the sounds
of relaxation surrounding you.
Well Rotarians, this could be
you. when you come to Rotary
Suwannee River Style, the dis-
trict's conference set to kick off
April 19.at the Marriott Bay Point
Resort at Panama City Beach.
Rotary District 6940
Governor Ronnie Poole is. calling
the district's conference this year
"Rotary Suwannee River Style,"
and it will come complete with a
chance to win a $500 gift certifi-
cate good at any Ritz Carlton.
At the conference there will be
energizing business sessions,
membership growth tips, interna-
tional projects and homegrown
Kicking off the weekend event
will be keynote speaker Peter S.
Rummell, chairman and chief
executive officer of the
Jacksonville based St. Joe
Company. Rummell, focused on
"place making," has transformed
St. Joe into Florida s largest real
estate operating company.
Rotary District 6940 with
clubs from Lake City to Pensacola
brings the conference to ..the
Marriott Bay Point Resort at
Panama City Beach April 19-21'.
Events get underway Friday,
April 19 with a Suwannee River
Style Fun. Night featuring home-
grown talent from clubs in' the
district. Conference Chairperson
Marjone Carmichael said every-
one can expect lots of laughs and
good entertainment that will leave
you begging for more.
Saturday's breakfast %will turn
a little more serious with
Rummell's keynote address.
Breakout business sessions fol-
low. A model Rotary luncheon will
be next on the slate. The host
club, Live Oak's 940 sings at each
.meeting, so clear the pipes and be.
ready to sing some old time
The Rotary International
President s Reception and
Governors Banquet with enter-
tainment by Three on A Stnng'
wind up the day of great activities.
Sunday morning. awards will
'be handed out, 'and .the grand
prize a S500 gift certificate good at
any Ritz Carlton wall be given to
one lucky winner at that time. But
remember you must be present to
All Rotarians are encouraged
to attend. If you haven't already
signed up see your local Rotary
District Governor Poole says
join him for a little bit of Rotary
and a whole lot of fun. So much
fun. you II think you are 'W\ay
Down upon the Suwannee River.'
306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe
Every year in Florida nearly
600 children and teenagers are
diagnosed with cancer. Not only
do these youngsters and their..
'. families experience the heavy
emotional burden of cancer, they '
are also financially strapped by
the high c6st of treatment. But
thanks to the American.Cancer,
From Page 1A
S Totm is active in a varnetv ol
t areas in Gulf County. He has been
an active member of the
Wewahitchka Chamber of Coim-
merce for theiast three years and
coordinated the Tupelo Festival
the last two years. He is vice-pres-
ident of the Gulf County School
Coalition which administers fund-
ing in Gulf County for early child-
.hood' education and childcare
'I programs. He is a board member
r:if' -the U.S. Department of
Agriculture-Farm Service Agency
representing Gull County. He is
40- also an active member of-.Teen
Court panel which was recently
created by Gulf County Judge
Fred Witten. The Teen Court
intervenes to handle juvenile jus-
tice problems with the county's
teenagers to, avoid them being
processed in(juvenile court.
As Gulf County enters a new
age of economic growth, Tom feels
that it is the county commission s
responsibility to ensure that
growth is consistent with tie best
interest of the county and the,
needs' of developers while main-
taining the rural heritage which
has been enjoyed and coveted by
Sthe citizens of Gulf County since
its onginal development.-
Torn feels his management
experience gained while in the
military and as. a program man-
ager provided him with the quali-
fications to work with the Board of
County Commissioners to enable
Gulf County to continue-to grow
in a positive manner. His goal is to
e ensure that the desires and opin-
ions of the. citizens in District .2
and Gulf County are heard on
matters pertaining to county -gov-
ernment. It is his intent to speak
for the people and work to help
make Gulf County a better place
for the residents to live and work.
S' Tom will welcome suggestions
from all citizens and will be avail-
" able to help in any way possible to
ensure that the county govern-
ment meets the needs and desires
of the citizens. .He feels that the
county commissioners are elected
to represent the citizens in gov-
erning Gulf County rather than'
dictating to the citizens without
consideration of their opinions or
Society, many of these families
will not have to worry about how
- they will come up with the money
to send their child to college.
The American Cancer Society'
is now accepting applications for
its award-winning College
Scholarship Program exclusively
for students with a history of can-
cer. This year ACS will renew-
about 100 students' scholarships
and award new scholarships to
approximately 45 students
Students who receive the scholar-
ships will get up to $2,000 per
year in tuition assistance., and
S300 a year for textbook
Since the program's inception
10 years ago. 253 students have
.received more than $1 million in
scholarship funds. Most of the
students receive awards for multi-
ple years. Of the students in 'the
program. more than 65 have grad-
uated and almost half of them'
gone on to graduate school.
The ACS college scholarship
is a vote of confidence in a young,
college-bound cancer survivor. It
lifts a financial burden off each
family's shoulders and allows the
children to have bright futures.
It gives these cancer survivors
a chance to pursue an undergrad-
uate degree from an accredited
Florida university, community
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21. a legal resident of Florida..
under the age of 21 at the time of
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is April 10. Finalists are selected
in May ';and awards' are,
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This is 'only one of many ways,
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which provides children with can-
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the fun and adventure of summer
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attend free of charge.
Another important ROCK
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retreat for children with cancer,
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'more about; cancer, allows fami-
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PAGE 10A THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002
Sharks Track Team Off To
Good Start, Records Set
The Port St. Joe track team
has officially started their season,
under the leadership of head
coach John Palmer, pole vaulting
coach Keith Chiles, girls coach
Kenny Parker .and assistant'
coaches Ben McCroan and Keion
McNair. The first 3 meets the team
attended proved to be a lesson in
endurance. One Panama City
meet had the temperature drop-
ping to 34 degrees, while a
Tallahassee meet a few days later
had the thermometer soaring to
87 degrees. The third meet of the
season was canceled due to'a hail
The team traveled to the pres-
tigious Bob Hayes Invitational in
Jacksonville last weekend. Now in
its 38th year, the invitational is an
opportunity for young athletes to
compete on a national level.
There were 132 boys and girls
teams represented this year.
Setting personal records at
this meet were John Watkins, Ken.
Peak and Josh Watkins. John ran
a 23.01 in the 200-meter, while
Ken threw 132-10. in the discus.
Josh just barely missed the finals
with his run of 11.04 in the 100-
Taking home ribbons in the
pole vault were Shawna Bond
with a vault of 8-6 (7th place) and
Jerome Williams, a personal
2002 SHARK TRACK TEAM-Top row, Zach Norris, Ken Peak, Brandon Lyles, Ryan Wood and Jeff
Pitts. Third row, Benny Tiller, Corey Butler, Stephen Gaddis and Charlie Cox. Second row, Cori Owens,
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Bryan Thomas is congratulated at the plate after his home run in the Sharks' win over Carrabelle.
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record of 12-6 (8th place).
Winning the pole vault event, for
the second year in a row was
Stephen Gaddis. Gaddis sat out of
the event until only one competi-
tor remained. He then made one
flawless vault at 14 ft to win the
Coach Palmer stated' that he
was very proud of the effort and
the way the kids performed.
'They are a young team," he said,
"with only a handful returning
from last year's state champi-
onship team. but we are improv-
ing every day."
The team traveled to a meet
Wednesday in Bristol. Friday will
see the Sharks hosting their
annual PSJ Invitational.
Sorry. no stats were given
from Coach Watford by, press
time. Port St. Joe lost to Godby on
Thursday; lost to Wewahitchka on,
Friday; and beat Carrabelle on
The Sharks will host
Blountstown on Thursday in a
district game at 7:00 ET; host
Wakulla at 7:00 on Monday: then
host Liberty Count)y at 7:00 on
Tuesday in a district game.
Marie Steele-Romanelli, presi-
'dent of St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary
and Education,Center, Inc. gave a
very. informative talk entitled
"How Not To Have a Wildlife Bed &
Breakfast" to the club at its
March 13 meeting.
: Plans were finalized for the
Pancake Breakfast Saturday,
March 23 at. Maxine's. Profit will
be used for the Bunnie Mahler
Scholarship Fund. There are two
seatings, 8:00 and 9:30 a.m,
Tickets are now on sale.
Evelyn Cox won the door prize
for the Senior Citizens drawing.,
Myrtice Dean, Marty Sterzoy
and Ferald Greer were hostesses
for the day and served delicious
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PORT ST. JOE 17, ARNOLD 0
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 2-4 overall, on, the
season with Wednesday's .17-0
victory over Arnold in five innings.
The Lady Sharks .scored three
runs in the top of the firstinning.
seven in the second, six in the
third and, one in the fourth to put
the mercy rule in effect
I Becky Belin (2-4) struck out
five batters, while allowing no
runs on four hits and three walks
to pick up the win on the mound.
Shanna Collier was two for'
two with three RBI; Jessica
Sherrill went two for two with a
double and an RBI; and Sherry
Foster-was' two for three with two
RBI to lead Port St. Joe at the
Plate. Melissa Nixon had a triple;
while Ashley Smith and Anna
Tankersley each added a single.
'"We. needed a win badly,' said
head coach'Jim Belin. 'We needed
the feel of victory! People who
-hadn't hit, did, and our defense
was better. Games like this
sometimes turn you around I
was proud of the overall effort."
PSJ 376 10 -17.9 2
AHS 000 00 -0 4.4
PORT ST. JOE 15, GREENSBORO 1
THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH
The Lady Sharks picked' up
their second: win in a row
Thursday, defeating Greensboro
15-1 in a run rule shortened
District 3-2A game. Port St. Joe
jumped out to a 6-0 lead with six
runs in the bottom of the first
'inning, then added six runs in the
third and three in the fourth.
Becky Belin, Alisha Barber,
and Ashley Smith combined to
pitch a three-hitter. Belin (3-4)
struck out four batters and gave
up one hit in two innings to pick
up the win on the mound. Barber
struck out five batters in her two
innings of relief; while Smith gave
up .one earned run on two hits,
one walk and struck out two in an
inning of relief:
Laura Hansen led the Lady
Gators (3-4, 2-2) at the plate,
going two for two with a pair of
singles. Ashley Smith and Becky
Belin each had a single and an
RBI; while Shanna. Wester,
Jessica Sherrill, Andrea
Hernandez and. Shanna Collier
each added a single.
"It's nice to win again, two in
a row is great," said Coach Belin.
"Two wins, no errors, I'm proud of
the defense. Our hitting is slowly
coming, but I'm very proud of the
team and the enthusiasm!'
,GHS 0000 1 -1 3 0
PSJ 60 6 3x -1584
PORT ST. JoE 11, JEFFERSON Co. 1
FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH
The Lady Sharks pounded
out 13 hits in Friday's 11-1 win
over Jefferson County. Port St.
Joe jumped out to & 7-0 lead with
two runs in the top of the first
inning and five in the second.
They :added two more runs in the
fourth and seventh innings.
Anna Tankersley led the Lady
Sharks (4-4) at the plate. going
four for five with afn RBE"'SherrF
Foster went- three for five: Becky
Becky Belin on the mound for
the Lady Sharks.
Belin *vas two for four with an
RBI; Ashley Smith had a single
and an RBI; while Alisha Barber,
Carah Brock and Shanna Collier
each added a single.
Becky Belin (4-4) picked up
her fourth win of the season,
striking out six batters in her
three innings on the mound. She
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Lady Sharks' 17-0 win over Arnold; three for
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RUTHERFORD 9, WEWAHITCHKA 0
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH
The., Wewahitchka Gators
struggled defensively and dropped
to 7-4 overall on the season' with
Wednesday's 9-0 loss to Ruther-
ford. The Rams jumped out to a 4--
0 lead with four runs in the top of
the first inning, before adding one
in the third, three in the fifth and:
one in the sixth.
Wesley Colvin (2-3) gave up
eight runs, four of 'them earned,
on seven hits, and -six walks to
record the loss on the mound. He
u struck out two -batters in his five
innings. Beau Ludlum gave up
one earned, run on one hit and
one walk, while striking out one
in his inning of, relief. Brandon
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allowed one earned run on three
hits. Alisha Barber struck out two
and walked one in her four
'innings of relief. .
"Three wins in a row," said
Coach Belin. "The team is starting
to believe they can win! Again, we
had no defensive errors, 13 hits,
and we are continuing., 'to
PSJ .250 20 0 2.-11130
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PORT ST. JOE 9, APALACHICOLA 7"
MONDAY, MARCH 18TH
Port St. Joe got over .500 for
the first time this season with
SMonday night's 9-7 win over
Apalachicola. The Lady Sharks
improved to 5-4 overall on the
The Lady Sharks led 9-4 after
six innings of play, then held off a,
late rally, by Apalachicola.
-, Becky Belin (5-4),fruck out
Sight batters in h.er, si,and two-
thirds innings to pick up the win.
She allowed four runs. two of
them earned. on five hits and four
walks. Alisha Barber gave up
three earned runs on three walks
in a third of an inning of rehef.
Shanna Collier led Port St.
Joe's 12-hit attack, three lor fourB
with three singles. Becky Belin
was two for four with a double
and three RBI: Sherry Foster went
two for four with a pair of singles
and an RBI: Alisha Barber was
two for foIbur with a triple; 'Anna,
Tankersley had a single and 'two
RBI; while Jessica Sherrill and
Ashley Smith each added a single.
This is the first time this year
that we have won more games
than we've lost (5-4). As the song
says, 'We're moving on up,' maybe
we're starting to move," said
The Lady Sharks will host
Chattahoochee on Monday, then
Wewahitchka on Tuesday. 'Both
games are at 6:00 ET.
PSJ 010 224 0 -9 12 2
AHS 001 030 3-7 5 5
* Crown & Bridg
Justin had a great nigh
Gators 13-0 win over
High. In his first caree
on the mound, he tos
perfect game with 11
outs. He also went thr
four with four RBI.
Jones struck out two and gave up
one hit in an inning of relief. .
Trampus Andrews had a
double and BrandoriJones added
a single to account for both of the
RHS 4 0 4 0 31 0-9 9'0
WHS 000 000 0 -0 2 4
'WEWAHITCHKA 6, ARNOLD 2
THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH
Jonathan Thomas tossed a
complete game five-hitter as
Wewahitchka defeated Arnold 6-2
in Thursday's game. Thomas (4-1) "
struck out three, while allowing
one earned run in his seven
:'The Gators took a.3-1 lead
with three runs in the bottom of
the fourth inning. They then
added two runs in the fifth and
one in the sixth., '
Brandon Jones led the Gatorsd
(8-4) at the plate, going two for'
two, with an RBI. Justn Rhodes
and Blake Rish each had a double
and an RBI; Byron Jones had a
double: while Trampus Andrews
and Justin Barnes each added a
single and an RBI.
AHS 1 0 0 0 01 0 -2 5-0
WHS 000 3-21 x -6 7 5
WEWAHITCHKA 4, PORT ST. JOE 1
FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH
Brandon Jones struck out 1
batters and allowed only one
earned run on three hits. while
Blake Rish went three for three at
the plate with two RBI to lead the
Gators to a 4-'1 over Port St. Joe
The Gators scored one run in
the first, third, fourth and
seventh innings. .
Trampus Andrews' double
was the Gators only other hit.
while B\ron Jones drove in a run.
Wewahitchka improved to 9-4
overall on the season.
WHIS' 1 0 1' 1-0 0 1 -4' 4' 0
PSJ 000 100 0-1 3 1
WEWAHITCHKA 13, FAMU HIGH 0
MONDAY, MARCH 18TH
Justin Barnes, in his first
career start. pitched a perfect
game as the Gators defeated
Famu High 13-0 in a District 3-A
game Monday. Barnes struck out
11 batters in live innings. while .
allowing no runs, no hits. no
walks, anrid didn't allow runner
to reach first base..
SJustin also led Wewahitchka
(10-4. 5-0) at the plate. going
three for four with four RBI. John
Curtis Gates was two for twp with
three RBI: Jonathan 'Thomas
went two for three; Byron Jones
and Michael Gortman each hada
single and an RBI: Alex Chan.
Ben Jones. and Brandon Jones
had a single; while Blake Rish
drove in one run.
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WHS 5 7 0 lx -1312
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The Gators unproved to, 11-4
overall on the season and 6-0 in
District 3-A play with Tuesday
night's 15-1 win over Carrabelle.
Wewahitchka led '9-1 when .they
added six runs in the top of the
sixth inning to put the mercy rule
Blake Rish led Wewahitchka
at the plate, going two for three
with a two-run homer, a single
and four RBI. Justin Barnes was
two for four with a double and two
RBI: John Curtis Gates was two
for. four with a double: Justin
Rhodes and Michael Gortman
each went two for four with a pair
of singles: Brandon Jones 'had a
double and two RBI; Brvon Jones
had a; double: while Trampus
Wewaohitchka High School
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FAMU ^doubles and two RBI int
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their 14-0 win over
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Andrews and Beau Ludlum each
added a single.
Jonathan Thomas (5-1):
tossed a complete game four-
hitter to pick up his fifth win of
the season. He struck out four
batters, walked one and gave up
'one unearned run.
The Gators will travel to
Chattahoochee on Thursday at
5:00 CT for a district game: travel
to Blountstown orin Monday at
6:00: then host R. F. Munroe at
6:00 on Tuesday in a district
WHS 105 2 16 -1514 4
CHS 00 000 1, "-1 4 4
Lady Gators Now
6-0 For Season
WEWAHITCHKA 14, CHATTAHOOCHEE 0
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators improved to 5-0 overall on
the season and 4-0 in District 3-A
play with Wednesday's 14-0 win
over Chattahoochee. The Lady
Gators scored two runs in the top
of the first inning. three in the
second. five in the third. two in
the fourth and two in the fifth to
put the mercy rule in effect.
Judith Husband (5-0) struck
out four and walked one in her
two innings to pick up the win on
the mound. Tiffany Laird struck
out five batters and walked one in
her two innings of relief: while
Brandi Sasser gave up one hit
and struck out two in her inning
Li-dsay Miller lId the Lady
C Gtors at the plate with' a double
anid two RBI. Kavyla Rich"added a
single arid an RBI.
'This was not a good game for
Lus because of the competition.
but it counts as a win.' said head
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It doesn't matter if you're not
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You can work out almost any-
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And it's inexpensive: all you
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Exercise also perks up your
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clears your head soyou'll find it
easier to concentrate. And then'
there's the boost in confidence
you'll feel as you improve your
strength, stamina, and overall
sense of control.
Coach Charles Former. : ;
WHS 2 3 5 2 2 -14 8 0
CHS 000 00 -0 1'5
WEWAHITCHKA 11, APALACHICO.A 0
TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH
Judith Husband and Tiffany
Laird combined to pitch a one-hit
shut-out. and the Lady Gators
pounded out 15 hits in Tuesday's
11-0 win over Apalachicola.
Husband (6-0) struck out eight
Lady 'Shark batters in her four
Innings, while Laird struck out
two in her inning of relief.
The Lady Gators scored eight
runs in the bottom of the second
inning, then added three in the
-fourth to put the run rule into
Kayla Rich paced Wewa-
ihitchka s'15-hit attack. goiAg i*uri
for four with two doubles and two
.RBI. Makayla Henderson went
three for three with a double and
a pair of RBI: and Brandi Sasser
was two for four with a double
and three RBI.
'We played a very good game.'
said Coach Former. 'We got great
pitching, good defense. andowe hit
the ball well.'
The Lady Gators will play in a
tournament in Dothan this
weekend. Wewahitchka will play
Liberty County on Friday at 6:00
SCT on Friday: then Tarrant.
Alabama at 8:00. Saturday s
games are to be announced after
Friday night's games. The 'Lady
Gators will travel to Port St. Joe
on Tuesday for a 5:00 game.
AHS 000 00 -0 1 3
WHS 080 3 x -11150
Brandon Jones throws to first for an out in the Gators' 4-1 win
over Port St. Joe.
St. Vincent Youth
Do you remember when the
freshwater fishing in the lakes on
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge was considered some of
the best available? Well, it needs
your help .to make it, that way
Salt water inundation and
three years ol drought resulted in
the loss of all the freshwater fish.
The. Wildlife Service Has been
attempting to set handpaintedd"
blue gill to restock the island.
Unfortunately, they have not had
any luck in getting enough fish
out of thr. river. The need the help
of all in the community. .
The Refuge, Scipio Creek
Marina and Bay City Lodge will be
hosting a youth fishing tourna-
ment April 6th. The tournament
will be open to youth 15 years old
and younger, who will fish from
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and keep
the blue gill alive. These fish will
be taken to St. Vincent Island to
restock the lakes Once there is
enough brood stock, the lakes will
be closed to fishing for two years
to allow the blue gill to repopulate
the lakes. Large mouth bass will,
be' restocked during the second
If you live in the comnjunity
but are not eligible for the .tourna-
ment, you can also bnng yohr
handpaintedd" blue gill to Scipio
Crek Marina for use in restocking
,The cost of the tournament is
$5 per participant. All tourna-
ment fishers must, register at
Scipio Creek Marina in Apala-
chicola before March 29 to receive
-a free t-shirt.
Trophies wall be awarded at.
3:00 p.m. in hand-painted blue
gill and bass categories. If the par-
ticipant is also registered as a
member of a youth group, a rotat-
ing plaque will be awarded to the
youth group with the largest aver-
age pounds of fish. A full list of
the tournament rules and proce-
dures will be given to each partic-
ipant at registration.
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PSJES Cartridge Recycling Program
Port St Joe Elementary has
recently adopted a program
known as the FundingFactoryTm
Cartridge Recycling Program.
FundingFactory provides schools,
libraries, childcare centers, and
nonprofit organizations with the
opportunity to collect empty laser
and inkjet cartridges, which are
then exchanged for FREE technol-
ogy and/or, playground equip-
Through the FundingFactory
Business Support Program,. The
Star, GT Corn, St. Joe Rent-All,
Nursery and Supply, Capital City
Bank, The Bank, Wewa State-
Bank, Emerald Coast FCU,
Shoreline Medical, J. Patrick
Floyd Law Offices, Rish, Gibson &
Sholz Law Office, Costin & Costin
Law Office, Tim McFarland Pa,
Geri-Care, Marquis Home
Healthcare, National Health Care,
City of Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Arizona Chemical, Cox &
Associates, Hannon Insurance,
Costin Insurance, ibs Wireless,
S.M. Marley & Associates, Inc. are
demonstrating their commitment
to the community, education, and
the environment. By saving empty
laser and inkjet cartridges and
pledging them to Port St. Joe
Elementary School, they are
helping to provide children with
greater access to the latest tech-
nology and/or playground equip-
Start saving your empty laser
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Cartridges are found in printers,
fax machines, and desktop
copiers. For your convenience,
cartridge drop-off sites have been
set up in the following locations:
The Star, GT Corn and Port St. Joe
To 'receive complete details
about supporting Port St. Joe
Elementary School, please contact
Sharon Watson at 227-1221 or
Celebrate Spring with a Late-Morning Brunch
On Easter morning, surprise your fam-,
ily with a special brunch featuring ham
and biscuits, fresh from the oven. Or.
better yet, make a ham and egg biscuit-
style brunch braid. Always popular for
home entertaining and celebrating hol-
idays, brunchiallows everyone to sleep
a little longer-there's no early morm-'
ing rush. Since many of the foods tra-
ditionally served for brunch can be
prepared in advance, there's plenty of,
time to go to church and still .have a
large, festive meal.
..This year, .ser'e your Easter ham
with Honey-Dijon Mustard Biscuits or
make an easy all-in-one main dish-
Creamy Scrambled Eggs and Ham
Brunch Braid. To make this savory
main dish braid, simply stir erainm
cheese into beaten eggs before you.
scramble them. Then place the eggs
down the center of the biscuit dough:
top with ham or bacon and chopped
green onions. Cut slits in the dough and
fold pieces over- the top of the filling.
Bake, then brush on some herb butter.
To' make ihe most tender biscuits or
this biscuit-style braid, it's important
to use the nght flour. Experienced
bakers are most concerned with the
amount of gluten-forming protein in
the flour. Tender biscuits require a
low-protein, low-gluten flour-ideally
one with 8 to 10 grams of protein per.
cup. If the package label indicates that
the flour comes from pure soft winter
wheat, then you can be sure that it's
Making tender and moist biscuits is
as simple as measuring the ingredients
and following the'recipe carefully. The
folks at White Lily have provided help-
ful hints to ensure your success with.
Creamy Scrambled Eggs
and Ham Brunch Braid
I tablespoon butter or margarine
6 large eggs, slightly beaten
4 oz. (1/2 of an 8-oz. package) .
Cream cheese, cut into cubes
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
2 1/4 cups lo\ -protein all-purpose flour
(such as White Lily)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
. 3/4 cup buttermilk
0 tablespoons butter or margarine,
3/4 cup diced harn or crumbled
3 tablespoons sliced green onions
1 tablespoon butter or marganne.
I teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
114 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat oen to 3750. In medium skil-
let, melt I tablespoon butter. In medi-
urn bol, stir together eggs. cream
cheese and pepper. Pour into skillet:
cook and stir until eggs are no longer
runnx. Remove from heat, set aside. In
large bowl, stir together flour, baking
powder, baking soda and salt. Stir
together buttermilk and 6 tablespoons
melted butter; stir into flour mixture to
make a soft dough. Turn out onto sur-
face dusted with additional flour.
Knead 7 to 10 times. On large baking
sheet coated with cooking spray, roll
out dough to a 12xl0-inch rectangle.
Spoon egg mixture lengthwise down
the center 1/3 of the dough. Top with
ham and green onions. On each side
of the filling, cut diagonal slits in the
dough, 1 inch apart Lift strips of
dough up and over the filling, alter-
nating sides and overlapping strips
slightly, creating a ."braid." Bake for
22 to 25 minutes or just until light
golden brown. Cool on pan on wire
rack for 15 minutes. Combine 1.table-
spoon butter, parsley and garlic salt.
,Brush over \ arm bread. Makes 1
braid (6 servings). .
Honey-Dijon Mustard Biscuits
with Southern Cured Ham
These simple-to-make biscuits are per-
fetct I h ihaiti \ot ri 'ke-l' on Easier.
3 cups lo. -protein self-rising flour
such as \\White Lily i
2/3 cup rrulk or butternulk
1/2 cup f I stick i butter or margarine,
1/4 cup honey-Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon butter or margarine.
1 1/2lb. cured ham. sliced
Preheat oven to 4500. In large mixing
bo" 1. stir together flour. milk, 1/2 cup-
butter and mustard until dough forms
a ball. Turn dough out onto surface
dusted %kith additional flour. Fold
dough in half 5 to 7 times to knead.
Pat dough e\enl\ into a round about
3/4-inch thick. With a 2-inch biscuit
cutter, cut into biscuits. Gently place
each biscuit on baking sheet coated
% ith cooking spray. (Reroll dough as
needed.) Brush I tablespoon butter
omer tops of biscuits. Bake for 8 to 10
minutes or until golden bro\up. Serve
'with ham. Makes 12 to 14 biscuits.
For free recipes, write to White Lil\.
PO Box 871. Knox\ille. TN 37907, or
visit us at: w\it.whitelily.com .
Mike Lacour at 850-229-
Thank you in advance for
your participation and cartridges.
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Trees for America
Ten free white flowering dog-
wood trees will be given to each
person who joins the National
Arbor Day Foundation' during
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign. "White flower-
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beauty to your home and neigh-
borhood," John Rosenow, the
Foundation's president said.
"Dogwoods have showy spring
flowers, scarlet autumn foliage,
and red berries which attract
songbirds all winter."
The trees will be shipped
postpaid at the. proper time for
planting between March and May'
31 with enclosed planting instruc-
tions. The six to h&'elve inch trees
are guaranteed to grow or they
will be replaced free of charge.
Members also receive a sub-'
scription to Arbor Day, the
Foundation's monthly publica-,
tion, and The Tree Book with
information about tree planting
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An :American Red Cross.
* babysitting trajnin, course will be
held on Saturday, April 13. This
all day course is designed for boys'
and girls ages 11-15. It will cover
infant/children CPR, handling
emergencies ,and other useful
In addition to the training,
each student will receive a work-
-book and completion certificate.
The cost of the course is $35 per.
student. For an additional $o10, 'a
babysitting kit is available.
Lunch and ,snacks are
included. The Junior Service
League Sustainers are sponsoring
this course. For more information
or to register. please call Sandie:
for 5 Star Auto
Port St. Joe businessman
Matt Scoggins will hold a ground-
breaking ceremony Saturday,
March 30, at 11:00 a.m. ET for his
new auto repair center in Port St.
Joe; Scoggins, who owns 5 Star
Paint and Collision Centre at 770
Highway 98, will break ground for
phase two of his auto repair com-
plex, adding a building that will
house an auto accessory store, a
quick lube center, and a general
.With 5 Star Paint and
Collision Centre' open for about 16
months, Scoggins said that the
volume of business "proved to me
that it was not only a much
needed business here, and a way
for me to make a good living, but I
see it as money that used to go to
Bay County now stays in Gulf
County. We average $50,000 a
month-over 8650,000 our first
year-just on the.body shop. So I
would say without hesitation that
this new addition will pump, $1
_million a year into Gulf County,
when' you figure sales tax, rev-
enue, jobs, and everything related
to the business."
The auto accessory store will
sell window tint, radios, visors,
bug shields, mag wheels, tool
boxes. winches' for trucks, and a
v anety of other auto/truck acces-
sories. The quick lube center will
offer lube jobs and oil changes,
and Bay Auto Service Center, a
general automotive store that will
be owned and operated by
Richard Hance, will handle'
mechanical accessories, tires and
Siprell Construction, Inc. of
Port St. Joe will handle construc-
tion of the new site. .
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce. of which Scoggins is a
member, will conduct the ground-
breaking ceremony. The public is
ignited. For further information
about the new automotive center,;.
contact 5 Star Paint and Collision
Centre at 850/229-7827, or the,
Gulf. County Chamber of
Commerce at 850/227-1223.
Kennedy at 227-2191 or Tanya-
Costin at 229-8571 Space is lim-,
School's In Session
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Blood Drive for
A blood drive is scheduled f<
Sattirday, March 23 from 10:0
until in the IGA parking lot i
Wewahitchka for Christan Linton
Please come out and suppo
Christan. She has had about 6
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PORT ST. JOE
Passport Photos Atailable!
Kimberly Pickett, this year's Student Body President, and Margaret Ellmer, her recently-elected suc-
cessor, are seen presenting a plaque to the new district vice-presidents Becky Belin, left, and Charla
Atkins while outgoing district presidents, Katie Geoghagan, right, and Maclain Howse, third from right,
look on. .
Record Third Term For
Port St. Joe Student Council
Port St. Joe High School's
student council was elected to an
$1.9 M Funding
The Florida National Guard
Counter Drug program last week
received a total of $1,900,000 to
'fully fund the program for the
year. The funds came from the
$12 million .given to the National
Guard Bureau by the Department
of Defense; who recognizes the
vital, role that the men and women
-in the National Guard are.playing
in the fight against both drugs
and terror on our nation's bor-'
ders, especially in Florida.
The Florida National Guard
will keep all, 161 positions In the
counter drug program. retainmg-
the expertise and knowledge of
those staff members.
,I The effort to restore funding
was, spearheaded by Senator Bob
Gulf Coast Salute
2002 This Weekend
The U.S. Navy's Aerial
Demonstration Team, the Blue
Angels, will bring ,their special
brand of highi-flying excitement to
Team Tyndall's annual Gulf Coast
Salute, March 23 and 24. Gates
will open at 8:00 a.m. both days.
Tyndall's Security Forces and
signs will direct people to parking
locations. If you have a' handi-
capped permit, please make it vis-
ible to security forces directing
The air show is open to the
public with free admission and
parking. Shuttle bus transporta-
tion will be provided to the flight
line show area. Tyndall officials
invite everyone to come out and
enjoy this year's special event.
However, security will be empha-
sized, according to, base officials,
who remind attendees that no
pets, weapons, ammunition, fire-
works, bicycles, mopeds, roller
skates, scooters, glass bottles or
containers will be allowed- and all
hand-carried items are subject to
Camera, strollers and back-
packs are permitted.
All spectators should expect
to encounter airport-style pro-
cessing points en route to the air
show area. Those carrying little or
no items will be able to process
through security checkpoints
without significant delays.
Express lines will be available for
those carrying minimal or no
Joining the Blue Angels in the
air show lineup will be several
military demonstration teams and
civilian aerial shows. .
Not all of the Gulf Coast
Salute's activities will be in the
air. Numerous ground displays
and attractions will be available
for young and old.
An entire hangar is being ded-
icated to free events and activities
for kids including pedal -planes,
face painting, moonwalks and an
F-22 display booth. There'll be
great food, games and plenty of
attractions making this year's
event a memorable one. And don't
forget about the Jet Truck, Jump
Team, military working dog
demonstration, the Air Force
Experience and its F-16 simula-
unprecedented third consecutive
term of office during the Florida
Association of Student Councils'
District One arinual convention
held recently in Panama City.
Geographically, District One is the
largest district in the state. and
Port St. Joe had to overcome
strong challenges by Pace High
School and Woodham High School
from the Pensacola area.
Currently, .Katie Geoghagan
and Maclan Howse are serving as
co-presidents of the district and
Charla Atkins and Becky Belin
will fill the roles of co-vice presi-
As vice-president, Port St. Joe
High School will host the often.
hotly debated winter resolutions
meeting in December and 'the,
public will be invited to attend
and observe a group of outstand-
ing young leaders putting their
democratic principles and foren-
sic skills into actin. The Student
Council i the largest and most
representative organization on
campus, at Port. St. Joe High
School and its tremendous suc-
cesses repudiate 'claims that
today's young.ir people'lack rnotiva-
tion and community- spirit.
Free Fish Fry
The community is cordially
invited to attend .a free fish fry'
Sunday, March 24, at 212 Martin
Luther King. Jr. Blvd. at 5:00, p.m.
ET. Thil fellowship fish fry is"
hosted by the locall Narcotics and
Alcoholic .Anonymous support
group named. H.O.P.E. (Hope.
Opportunity, Perseverance, En-
Newvcomers. are welcome. to
attend, the regular meetings on
Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday at 5:00 p.m. For further
information, you may contact
Raymond Rogers, Jr. at 229- 9136.
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2775 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe 229-1900
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The First United Methodist
Churcfi 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 bnng the
message in the sanctuary of the
church. Scheduled to speak are:
Monday, Rev. Oliver Taylor of
First United Methodist Church;
Tuesday, Rev. Dave Fernandez of
Oak Grove Assemblyr of. God;
Wednesday, Rev. Brent Vickery of
. First Baptist Church; Thtirsday,,
Dr. Bill Taylor of Faith Bible.
Church. and Friday,* Rev. Jesse
Evans of First, United Methodist
S Following the' message eaich
day,, a soup .and sandwich lun-.
cheon will be served in the fellow-
ship hall. All members of the-
-comniunity are welcome to join
them at any time during the ser-
vice or luncheon.
Please plan- to observe Holy
COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
.Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Week and share fellowship with
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".,
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 639-9698. This event
is being sponsored by the
A spirit filled musical program
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
,anId join us in l or1ship "''
-, ... .;.. H 8 ..
10:30 Sunday Morning
7:00 Wednesday Evening wy.7, A.
Pastors Andrew & Cdthy Rutherford Family ife Chh
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
I isit our websitee at: farnilylifechurch.net .....
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
31 ColLrbus St. St Joe Beach, FL 32456- -l4
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
J SUNDAY: GcnvraIl Asimbl, 9 45 a in Bibl e i d aill age' 10 .1 It
Mornirit W,-rrsip I I i Ei ending \ r.hip o p min
WEDNESDAY: Cholir Prjcincc 6 p.i-i Pra~er Mecurng & Youth Group p in
"0 r.ifs r," i., 'c t, har ,i h L,,rd '. 'd bhiied 'a ri e r .an rhar cruir'rli i Hn u n '
P ..i. 'I' ai lci ift '. ii t,.ra r n I1 "iN i G '1 n ; 'i p ri I'i'sld in't'
Pastor David Nichols Church 64"-5026 Home "69-8725
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School. .... ... 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ... ...... '1:00 a m.i
Sunday Evening Service .... 630 p:m.
Wednesday . ... .. . .. ... 7-00 p.ni
First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S Sunday Worship Services:
S Traditional ...... ..... .. .. ...... ................ 9:00 a.m ., C ,
Contemporary .. ..... .. .. ... ..... ..... ... 1 1:00 a.m.,CT
Open Hearts. Open minds.. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace Pactor NUmRSERY PNoioo Church/Office-'648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWNl
T+ I, ST. JAMES' o
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST)' ,
Sunday School 9:45 /
",-:\-- Child CareProvided for at 11:00 -
Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome ,
B A P T T CHURCH H
1'601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
* Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missioins at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.Im..
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
BORDEN APPRAISAL SERVICE"
W. Dale Borden
Karen Ann Borden- ,
will be held at Philadelphia
Pnrrutive Baptist-Church at 7:00
p.m. on Friday, March 22.
Featured guest for the evening will
be the St. Man' 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.
Plans at Gilgal
Gilgal Spirit df Holiness.
Church of White City would like to
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
Everyone is invited: you may
:bnng 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.
The Body of Christ Jesus
Church will have Special
Recognition Services starting on
March 21st through 23rd at 7:30
p.m., and March 24th at 11:30
a.m. ET. The congregation invites
everyone to join them in honoring
Pastor Wilhelmina Swantson.
There will be guest speakers,
choirs, soloists, along with praise
and worship held during these
Pastor Swantson has touched
many lives. preaching the gospel
since age 19. She established a
A St. Joe Company
MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
Y ? 1000 Highway 98
'Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies
church at '106 Harbor Street in,
1987 and The Body of Christ
iJesus Church at 193 West
O'hkdale Avenue. Crestview. in
First United Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will be
observing a Hol' Week Tenebrae,
or Maundy Thursday service on
March 28, 6:00 p.m. ET. Everyone
is invited. ,
Michael A. Guido
When Edison was 67 years old,
the building in which he conducted
his scientific work burned to the
"'My heart ached for him,"
confessed' his son. "as he stood
watching his work go up in smoke."
But' that famou, iniventor said,
'There's a great value in disaster.
All our mistakes are burned up.
Thank God that we can start
Are you troubled about your past
mistakes? Thank God, you can
start anew. .,
The Bible says, "If we confess
our sins. He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse
us from all unrighteousness."
Start anew with God, won't you?
Highland View Baptist Church
'A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES. We Care."
382 Ling Streel e Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Sile: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride o10 church call ihe church 6ifice.and we'll pick you up."
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m. Wednesday BibleStludy/Prayer Meeting .... 7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youth/Childrin Activities ....... 7 p.m.
Discipleship Training ............... 5 p.m. Wednesday Choir Practice ....................... 8 p.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6 p.m. PASTOR. RE' JOHNNIE RAY BAILEY
SA Po.. of Vi. ; ,
SFirst C hck of le azaree
) 2*20'e Long- Avenue Port St1 cO9e, Florida 32456
Sunday School . . . . . 10 a.m.
Sunday Moining Worship .......... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............ .. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m.
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Sunday School .........9:4-5 '.mn. 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 Newhess of Life"
Rev. Marty G. Brd*in, Pastor
You'ree GILGAL. HOLINESS
Invited CHURCH i
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
SEASIDE FLOORING & CARPET.
3200 D. Highway 98
507 10th Street'* Port St. Joe
Messiah at Trinity
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present the
Bay Area Choral Society, under
the direction of Dr. David Nott, in
a performance of the Lenten-
Easter portion of Handel's orato-
na Messiah at Trinity Episcopal
Church in Apalachicola. The Palm
Sunday. March 24 performance
starts at 4:00 p.m. ET. This sec-
tion of Messiah begins with the
chorus "Behold the Lamb of God"
and ends with the Hallelujah
.. Dr. Nott is retired from his
position as Voice Professor and
Choral Director at Illinois
% Wesleyan University. Organist for
the concert will be Dr. Bedford
Watkins. and playing contrabass
will be Luciano Gherardl. Soloists
will be Anne Nott, Cynthia Rhew.
Merel Young. Wesley Chesnut,
and Professor Lamry Gerber from
Florida State University.
The Isle Newell Fund for the
Perforrrung Arts is sponsored by
the Apalachicola Area Historical
Society. a 501 c 3 corporation in
Florida. A $2' donation is
requested at the door for those
CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe:
(850) 227-1278 (850) 227-1278
-not holding season memberships.
For further informaLion, call
The Care Closet.
The First United Methodist
Church operates the Care Closet
at Fourth and Long Avenue,
across from Dr. King's office. The
church extends sincere thanks for
all the donations given in the
past. and asks the community to
spread the word to fnends and
families about the Care Closet's
need for clothing donations.
The Care Closet mission pro-
ject has been open for four years.
Their main objective then, as now.
is to provide good clean used
clothing at very reasonable prices
for the needy in the community,
and has processed 70,000 articles
of clothing with 20.000 going to
agencies such as HRS. the Health
Department, schools and other
needy individuals in the commu-
nity. They are open from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 pm. on Frindays and
9:00 to 12 noon on Saturdays.
Everything in the Closet is 50
(See Closet on page 3B)
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study . . . . 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ........ 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study . .. . 7:00 p.m. CT
A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S- 508 Sixteenth Street 227-17"56
'' s ,' Sixteenth Sireel I
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m. xteenthree
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. 4 [c
Adult School ......... .11 a.m. 2a,
*Sunday School -a /',
*Young Children .
*Nurserv Available /
Pastor Rei. J. Reid Cameron0 Highway 71/ Cecil Costn Sr Bl.d
f irst Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Posior
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts.
Minister of Music & Education Minister 'o Students
SSunday School ..... ..9
Worship Service ............ 11 00 am
Disciple Training ............... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. :.. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... .. .'6:30 pm
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" j
Teactiing the Truth of God's Word
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe. 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ................. . . 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .. ..... . .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service. :.i ..- :.. ... ............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study . 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SgHOOLH
S. SPort St. loe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST ICHRCH
Sunday School ;.., ::. 9-45 a m.
Morning W6rship ...... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Meiodist- Youth "
Fellowship. . .. .. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ... .. ... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30, p.m.
Robert E. Doqns, Tr.
. Choir Direc'or .
ourtt' Children's Dirrctor
V. B.UT. THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW
THEIR STRENGTH. THEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS LIKE
EAGLES... -7 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 0o a.m. and 5 p.m.
Pastor Lee Cordell
Church: 227-1180 http://www.graceeagles.org
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002 PAGE 3B
Sunrise Easter Service
on Mexico Beach
Sunday, March 31st
beginning at 6:30 a.m. (CDT)
Bring your beach chair and blanket
to the.Sea Street Ramp and
fellowship in the joy of the season
amidst God's glorious creations.
First Baptist Church of Mexico Beach
located at 823 N. 15th Street, Mexico Beach
(Corner of 15th & California) '
La w -----------------
Long Avenue Baptist Church
on Easter Sunday nworning
at 11:00 a.m. EST
-. to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
in a celebration of song and pageantry.
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The Friends of the Gulf
County Public Libraries would
like to thank author Michael
Lister of Wewahitchka for speak-
ing at their Annual membership
meeting, and entertaining them
with his experiences as a writer
and film maker. Michael holds the
frim belief that reading enhances
personal growth and can provide
everyone with inspiration in our
Michael signed copies of his
first novel, Poier in the Blood and,
whet appetites for his soon-to-be-
published second novel, Blood of A
Sthe Lamb. The Friends agreed that.
a memorable time was had by all.
Winners of the door prizes at
the meeting were Mary K.
Carpenter, $50 savings bond;
Vivian Hardy, certificate for 9
holes of golf; Ann Cleare, one
night stay at The Turtle Beach
Inn;, Brent Miller, Sand Dollar
decorative piece; and Vivian
Hardy, gift certificate to Dockside
Cafe. Winner of the drawing for
the ..Paul Brent watercolor was
Congratulations to them all!
Special thanks go to Verna
Mathes for her wonderful decora-
.ions in the theme of red, white
and blue. And'to;those who pro-
vide'd the refreshments, which
were enjoyed throughout the
afternoon; Finally,, thank you to
all the members :who supported
them at this annual meeting:
those absent were missed.
The Friends would like to wel-
come the new Board. members for
2002-2004:' President, Neatie
Witter; 'Vice-President. Sonny
Chafin; Recordifig'Secretary, Geri
McCarthy: Treasurer, Cathy
Kitchens, and Directors Gregg
NMahlkov. Jackie Huft, and Peg
Please plan to attend the next
meeting, held at the Gulf County,
Library at .5:30'p.m. ET, Apnl 1.
Aridithat's ndt'an Apnril Fool's joke!
become a fun place to go for the
entire family, and; ,hope to have
enough sponsors and help from
the community to make
Wewahitchka abnice'and fun place
Once more, they say thanks,
for all the help and: support from'
friends apd family and to the com-
munity for accepting them to
Fo ,. i F Pagf, 2B
cents or less, shoes are 25 cents.
hats and toys are 10 cents. Bring
your shoes and clothing dona-
tions to the Care Closet during
business hours, or leave them at
the front door ifit is closed-please
put them in plastic bags for pro-
* section. If you have donations and
have no way to get them to the
Care Closet, call the;church office e
at 227-1724 for .pickup.
Please keep these donations
coming, and increase them when-
ever possible. With your help they
\ill be able to continue to provide
good clean clothing at very rea-
sonable prices for the needy peo-
ple of our community.
Need Extra Cash?
Place your Classified
Ad With Us!
^Witness to the
Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe Elementary School
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These 55 people won prizes ranging from gift certificates, dinners, haircuts, gas and cash from
local merchants to $300 cash, a DVD player, camcorder and TV/VCR from Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union at its annual,meeting Tuesday night at Port St. Joe High School.
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union President Harry Lee Smith, manager Kenneth Weimorts, its
board and employees filled the stage for the annual meeting. Smith explained new ATM card benefits,
a new ATM machine at the Wewahitchka branch. Visa account access via internet and a new computer
system for its 24-hour teller system to the 100 or so members present. Weimorts told the crowd that the
credit union remains strong with an equity level of 14 percent, more than double the 5 to 7 percent
range considered "stable." Even though loans and revenue were down slightly last year, he said, assets
increased. Members re-elected Smith and Larry Bateman to the board.
Nets Are Illegal Again
The First District Court of
Appeals has reinstated the Florida
-Fish and Wi\Vldlife ConservatiLin
r orrf _ssi ,n s' F\\C 's aut'nt it
to 'enlfoirce net restrictions in
Franklin. Wakulla and Jefferson
Feb. 12. a Circuit Court judge
held that the F'WC s rule prohibit-
me nets with a stretched mesh
larger than two inches was
unconstitutional. However, the
ruling applied only, ,in: the three
coastal counties .in the Second
*Judicial Circuit. When the FWC
appealed that ruling, the appeal
automatically resulted in a stay.
which had :he effect if allowing
the FWC s rule to remaining in
force until the -ippeals court
resolves the issue..
The Circuit' Court issued an
,order Feb. 21, lifting the sltav.
which meaiit that FWC olficrs
Vould not enforce the net mesh
restrictions in the three counties.
" In the latest. development,
however, the appeals court has
reinstated the stay. clearing the
way'for FWC officers to resume .
enforcement of the 'twoo-inch
,stretched mesh net- restrictions.
. FWC attorneys said the plain-
tiffs are not likely to succeed in
havtfig the latest ruling reversed.
so -the restriction will remain in
effect while the appeals court con- '
siders the case. -
FWC officers.. will resuinme
strict enforcement of the netmesh
rules. after allowing a reasonable
period f6r commercial fishermen
to become aware that the rule is
back : in effect in Franklin,
Walkulla and Jefferson counties.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
at the' Wewahitchka Community
Center every Wednesday night at.
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The Gulf County Tourist Development
Council is now accepting Funding
Requests for the 2001-2002 fiscal year.
Request forms may be picked up at the
TDC office (Robert M. Moore Admin.
Bldg.) or you may call Paula Ramsey
Pickett at 229-7800. All requests need to
be turned in by March 29, 2002
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by Cindy Belin
Students measure the results of the water relay for points.
Fun in Learning.
On Thursday, March 14, the
students at Wewahitchka Middle
School got to go outside and play.
Little did they realize that they,
were learning about the math-
ematical skill of' estimation, as
,well as honing their understand-
ing of the metric system. This all.
took place through the hosting of
"The First .Annual Metric
Students participated in a
variety of events including the
drinking straw javelin, the cotton
ball shot put, the paper plate dis-
cus, the marble grab, the water
relay and others.
After participating in each
event, teams had.to then estimate
their distance, amount, or the
number in metric units and then
take actual measurements. The
difference of .the two, was the
team's score and'. the lowest scor-
ing team won since they estimat-
ed more accurately.
The students had a lot of fun
all the while improving their math
skills. WMS is. fortunate to have
such creative and innovative
teachers as Miss Misty Wood and
Miss Heather Fields who make
great efforts to reach and to teach
their students ;
- ---- -. .-
Students of the week-front row (I to r): Tyler Worley (1st grade),
Tyler McGuffin (Kindergarten), Tacara Shackleford (Pre-K). Back row
(I to r): Amber Hopper (5th grade), Sara Hoffman (4th grade), Julia
Scheffer (3rd grade), Jessica Hopper (2nd grade).
1-Start by chunking. It's
especially hard to recall long lists
of separate pieces of information.
To make it easier to remember a
long list of almost anything, break
the list into small, manageable
groups, or "chunks".
For example, you might find it
hard to remember all of the origi-
nal 13 British colonies in the
United States. But if you break
them into small groups based on
common traits, such as the region
each colony belongs in, it's much
will be giving away a huge stuffed .
Easter bunny. Register to win at
the Medical Center, 233 River
Road, from 8 a.m. to noon. and
1:00-5:00 p.m. until 11-00 a.m.
on March 27 when the winner will
a Faith Christian School
Please remember to turn in returning to Hong Kong in May.
your applications for next year. If This will begin their fifteenth year.
you want a spot guaranteed for of ministry to the Chinese world.
your children, you must turn in The attentive students learned
your registration forms and pay some Chinese words and saw
the $50 fee by April 8. That is the many items that are typical of the
day that we return from Easter Chinese culture.
holidays. The younger children learned
Our missions focus this to count to ten ii Chinese, and
month is Chris, Robershaw. Chris the older students learned the
is majonng in Bible and minorings root meanings of certain Chindse
s m n words and how the characters ,in
in missions at Southeastern their language showed their
College in Lakeland in prepara- Biblical origins. -
tion of becoming a missionary. It Report cards went home on
is good to be able to be a part of Tuesday, March ,19. Please look
fulfilling Christ's great commis- them over, sign them, and return
siorin by helping Chris in this to the teacher. If you need to
work. arrange a meeting, please call,the
We promised you. some origi- office,
nal poems by the students. from Remedmber that Easter hloli-
Spirit Week. Today we will share days will begin next Thursday,
with you two from the first grade. March 28, with a 12 noon dis-
This school is cool. missal. There will be no extended
It is the best school. school. All next week the ministe-
The principal is so cool. rial association will* be having
S-have the be-t fnends in my Holy Week services at the
school. Methodist Church at noon each
-Karah Bradley day. Dr..Taylor will be speaking
on Thursday. School will open
I like this school. again on April 8. .,,
It's so cool. SeveraJ churches in the com-
1 like the principal. munity ill unite this weekend to
S:We learn about Jesus and present an Easter pageant to. be
His miracle. held in the St. Joe elementary
-Abagail Davis school auditorium.; Dr. Taylor will
Chapel Monday, March 18. be involved in this program which
was led by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce will be presented on Saturday,
Campbell. missionaries with March 23 at 7:30 ; p.m. and
Christar. They spoke about their Sunday, Maxch 24 at 3:0,0 and
rministrY in China and will be, 7:00 p.m.
PORT ST. JOE
School News .
Omitted: Fourth grade stu- 2-Use mnemonic devices.
dent Michael Johnson's name These are memory improvement
was omitted from last week's stu- techniques, and are. sometimes
dent of the week photo. quite elaborate.. One common
No School: School will not be device uses' words or abbrevia-
held on Monday, March 25 due to tions to compress lists ofinforma-
Teacher Inservice. tion into shorter bits that are eas-
Report cards for this grading ier to remember. For, example:
period will be sent home on Names of the Great Lakes: H-O-.
Tuesday, March 26. If you would M-E-S Huron, Ontario, Michigan,
like to schedule a parent/teacher Erie, Superior.
conference, please call 227-1221. 3-Link information to visu-
Jump For Heart: Our third, al. cues. Often it's easier to
fourth and fifth,graders will par- remember a place or' an image
ticipate in "Jump Rope For Heart" and its characteristics than it is to
on Tuesday, March 26. recall a set of unfamiliar pieces of
Early Dismissal: School will information. To memorize the
be dismissed at 11:30 orn 'information, you can try taking
Thursday, March. 28. Lunch will an item from the list -and associ-
NOT be served. eating it in your mind with a pic-
Spring, Break: March 29 ture or place that you know well.
through April 5 is Spring Break. Let's say you need to memo-
Have a Happy Easter. rize the presidents of the United
lucktoour ysseyof States since World War II. You
Good luck to our Odyssey of could associate each of the presi-
the Mind team who will tra el to dentsv.with a place you know well,
Orlando and co'mpetein the State such as your .front porch.
competition onApril 12. Eisenhower would be -sitting on
Kindergarten: Registration: the steps", Kennedy would be
School will not be held for kinder- "knocking at the door", Johnson,
garter students on Wednesday,, would be "swinging on the porch
April 17 due to kindergarten reg-' swing", and so on.
istration from 8:00-1:30. If your To reinforce this. You could
child, plans to attend Port St. ,Joe dr. r a sketch i p d
Elementary School please brnng .... note or t the 'oui a
....Ichild,'noteorithelocation of each
your child president. This' technique is so
birth certificate'. : powerful that. you might find
proof of immunization yourself thinking of. the presi-
physical within n the last year dents the next time you go to your
Our annual Field Day will porch
take place', on Friday, April 19. 4-Read with a purpose. The'
'Kindergartenr through second, best way to remember what you
grade will participate from 9:00- read is to follow the PQ.4R.
11:30 and grades 3-5 from 11:30- method. PQ4R 'is a nmemonic
1:30. .device for Preview, Question, and'
Book Fair: Our spring Book four Rs:, Read. Reflect. Recite,
Fair will take place April 22-26. 'Review. If you are reading a chap-
ter in a science book, start by
skimming the whole chapter for
ean eoveri ew.. Then create some
questions to concentrate on w%;hile
,you study. Then read the chapter.
SAfter you'.e finished, reflect-think
about howr othe chapter has
answeredd your'questLions. Recite
the answers to \ourself. ex-planm-
iSn, the I-nformation in your own
ords. Finally. go back through
Sthe book. skimruming again for the
main,- point. it may take longer
-LI I than a quick skim. buat it's also a
It may seem like a pain to, great way to make sure you retain
have to memorize' dates, state what you are reading. ,
capitals, and names,, but if you, "
know the tricks, it's much easier. Easter Bunny
Here are a few simple tricks for u Y
helping your child inmproe mem- IVe Away
ory skills. Wewahitchka' Medical Center
front of the entire middle school!!
I am sure that all of my fellow stu-
dents would love to see that hap-
pen. The good news, you can! In
order to see our reading teachers
perform as Destiny's Child, we
need to reach our goal by reading
1200 more books! Let s meet our
goal, and be entertained ;by
All of our students here at
PSJMS are special, but there are
a few that really' stan', out this
week. They are our studet,'i of
the week. For 6th grade. they are
Krista Parker and Jamey
Rutherford. For 7th grade, Sarah
Harshman and Andrew Caning-
ton. For 8th grade, Candace
Branch and Terrance' Dawson.
Congratulations to all of you!
Just to leave you with some-
thing to think about, here's a lit-
t.e tongue twister for you to try
out. Can you say the "six sick
sheik's sixth sheep's sick"?-That
tongue twister is said to be the
toughest tongue twister, in the
English language!! Isn't that
athazing?! What's also amazing is
that time has run out, and I have
to. go! Stay tuned for more news
about PSJMS from me,- Brittany
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board, Inc. Is Issuing a
Request for .Proposal (RFP) to contract services for
integrated Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Welfare
Transition. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Projects.
serving youth between the ages of 10 and 21 In
accordance with Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families TANF) law and the Workforkforce Investment
Act regulations regarding Youth Program elements.
The proposals'are due on May 15. 2002.
To obtain an RFP. or for further Informatlon, con-
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
5230 West US Highway 98
Panama City. FL 32401
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.
The Workforce Investment Act and TANF is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and aux-
ilary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities.
Itc March 21.2002
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board. Inc. Is Issuing a
Request for Proposals (RFP) to contract services for
integrated Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Welfare
Transition/Welfare to Work Career Management
Services for clients In educational programs In
accordance with Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families ITANF) law arid the Workforce Investment
Act regulations. The proposals are due on May 15.
To obtain an RFP. or for further Information. con-
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
5230 West US Highway 98
Panama City. FL 324101
1-800-311-3685 ext. 3285
Minority businesses are encouraged to apply.
The Workforce Investment Act and TANF is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. Program and aux-
iliary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities.
Itc March 21. 2002
Help round-up the following
notorious Household Hazardous Wastes
PAINT OIL SOLVENT
And gang members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead,
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
-(and other pollutants).
If you 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
9 AM -3 PM Eastern Time
Due to Hazardous Nature of Certain Components in Home Computers, We Will be Accepting Old
Computer Hardware including Processors, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
Not accepted: pressurized cylinders, explosives, biohazardos or radioactive materials.
Put Hazardous Waste in its place. Keep Gulf County Beautiful!
For more information, please call the Gulf County Solid Waste Department at 850-227-3696.
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by Bnttany Kropp
Guess what?! The last nine
weeks of the 2001-2002 school
year has finally arrived! This
means many things. one of which
is that I. Brittany Kropp. will be
bnngingi you all of 'our Port St.
Joe Middle School news. How
exciting is that?!
The first announcement for
this week is for all of the future
cheerleaders. Practice will be held
at 3:00 In the hiah school gym.
Trvouts \\ill bt-Firiday. March 29
at 10:00 a.m. An overall 2.0 GPA
for the third 9 weeks is required.
Good luck to all of you!
Our school is participating in
the annual "Pennies for Patients"
drive. Don't forget to bring your
pennies to your AA class! The AA
class that collects the most
money will receive $50 to.spenrid
as they wish.,
Picture. this in your head:
Mrs. Knox, Ms. Howz6, Ms.
Campbell, Mrs. Cant. and Mr.
Quinn all dressed up and per-
forming as Destiny's Child in
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002 PAGE 5B
News From the Halls of
WMS Odyssey Team
Brings Home Gold
On March 2 the first Odyssey
of the Mind (OM) Team to repre-
sent Wewahitchka Middle School
received the gold medal in its divi-
sion at the regional competition
held at Jefferson County High
'School in Monticello. The team,
comprised of Justin Barnes,
Sarah House, Matthew Miller,
Robbie Morris, Greg Sandridge,
and Brad Udell, and sponsored by
WMS Rdeading teacher, Misty
Wood, represented their school
well by receiving the highest score
iri two out of three of the evalu-
ated 'categories: long-term, spon-
taneous, and style.
In the total weighted scoring,
the WMS team scored 343 out of a
possible' 350 points, with the sec-
Wild West a Hit!
by Bill Truby -
Mrs. Debbie Cole provided the
leadership for this year's curricu-
lum fair. She did an outstanding
Wild, Wild West was a huge
success! From classroom presen-
tations like Sr. Bidwell's "Alamo"
and Mrs. Dodson's "Indian
Pageantry" to outdoor displays
like the senior class's real-life con-
struction of the City of Tomb-
.stone, this was outstanding.
Other activities included
Wanted Posters by Mrs. Layton's
class. '"Silent Movies, Indian
Relics. Surveying. .Equipment.
Old-Fashioned Mathematics. Chill
' Wagon, Horseshoes, and a whole
S lot more. .
Probably. the highlight of the
day: came at about 2:20 p.m.
when we had a reenactment of the
"Gunfight at O.K. Corral.' Lt. Greg
Cole, who played Wyatt Earp.
Organized this event. He and his
compadres took on the Cole
Brothers and his accomplices. I,
could have sworn that one them
looked like Judge Wittefi!
As far as awards go, the list is
lengthy. But first of all'we want to
thank our judges. They'were
Robbie Sexton, Angie Whitfield.
and Pat Byrd. They did a tremen-
dous job sifting through all of the
categories. And now the winners:.
Adult Male Dress: Coach Flowers;
Adult Female Dress: Mrs. Cox
S(Mrs. Holley, ,Mrs. Dodson "and
Mrs. Lloyd also Were recognized);`
Male Student: 1st-Daniel Jordan,
2nd-Blake Rish, and 3rd-Ernest
Ake: Female Student: Ist-Jamie
Cain,, 2nd-Heather Vertrees. and
S3rd-Crystal Pettis. In the
"Display" category, 1st place was
"The Saloon" by the seniors, 2nd
place was "The Day of the Dead"
by Sr. Bidwell's class, and 3rdwas
Panning for Gold" by Mrs. Alcorn
and Mrs. Brown's classes.
Ends April 5th
The USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) is'
announcing that the 2002
Forestry Incentives Program (FIP)
sign-up will be held March 4
through April 5. FIP is a United
States Department of Agriculture
program that helps landowners
with the expenses of tree planting
(pine or cypress) and site prepara-
tion on agricultural, grazing and
cut over land.
Trees planted with FIP funds
must be maintained for a minit-
mum of 10 years. All applications
will be ranked against all other
applications within the sign-up
category, according to cost per
acre and ranking criteria.
Applications will be approved for
funding, until designated funds
To inquire about FIP call
Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at
850-674-8271. To sign up for FIP
cost-share, visit the USDA Service
Center at 17413 NW Leonard
Street in Blountstown. Early
applications will be accepted.
ond place team scoring 265:
The OM competition chal-
lenges.students to use their intel-
-ligence in creative and innovative
ways. They use dramatic presen-
tation to= .depict solutions for
posed problems. They also com-
pete in spontaneous problem-
solving where they must work as a
team, within a limited time frame,
to solve a hands-on problem. They
received a score over twice as high
as the, second place team.
This year's long-term problem
was the "Ostrich Factor" .which
challenged students to create a
skit that centered around a char-
acter who suffei'ed from '"the
ostnch factor". The ostrich factor
supposes that when the ostrich's
-head is hidden he is rendered,
invisible to the rest of the team.
During the course of the skit,
the character who suffered with
the ostrich factor had to hide his
head live different times. When he
uncovered his head. he had to
'have missed out on meaningful
events and the bme and setting
had to have changed. The skit
also had to include a surpnse. All
of this had to take place within an
eight minute time limit.
Even .with such a challenging
problem, the WMS OMN team met
the challenge head-on and pre-
Next. the team will be heading
to Orlando bn April 13 to perform
at the state competition. No
doubt, they will once agian make
their school very proud!
by Bill Truby .
Idea #11 from the list of "148
Ideas for Becoming a Maste*
Student" is as follows. Frequently
ask yourself: "Can I explain this to
someone not in class?" (If not,
then you haven't learned it well
enough.) Explaining or. teaching
others helps us to learn it even
better. Why not practice with your
We would like to extend our
thanks to Rev. Jerry Huft and his
congregation at the First Epis-
copal Church for their very gener-
ous support of ..our FCAT
Breakfasts.. Rev'. Harry Johnson
was also a great help at breakfast
time. And we would also like to
thank our pare n t volunteers'. in
the Middle School who served our
breakfasts last week in that part.
of the school.
Some people ,ho .work
behind the scenes to insure bur
testing success are Mr. Monks,
Mrs. Lister, arid Mr. Linton. They,
provide schedules and organiza-,
tion. and security. Mr. Strange,
our Truancy Officer, was also a
big help in making sure all of our
students were here. We were very
close to 100% participation. This
is one of the criteria in earning a
high school grade!
Right now 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. -
The Gator Sound Band per-
formed at the Florida
Bandmaster's Association District
Festival in Chipley last Thursday.
The result was an "Excellent" rat-
ing. narrowly missing a
"Superior.' Mr. Stryker is proud
of his musicians and so are we!
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.
We are anticipating d trophy!
ljhe track team \ill be at Port .
,.. St. Joe this Friday for a meet. The"'
A Public Hearing \ill be held at the Planning and De elopment
Review Board (PDRBi meeung on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 10:00
a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meet-
ing on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hear-
ings vvill be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert NM. Moore
Admirust.rauon Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida The public hearings %will be [o discuss and act on the following:
Final Plat Approval for Water's Edge Subdivision, Piergio0anni, Ta\i ID'
#6318-002R, 6309-001, 6316-009, -002 in Secuon 23, Township 9
South, Range 11 \Vest, Gulf County, Florida, a 45 unit subdiision
subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Preliminary Plat Approval for Landing at \Vetappo Creek, St. Joe
Timberland, Tax ID #3469-000R; 113.12 acres in Secuon 2 & 3,
Tow nship 6 South, Range 11 West, 'Gulf County, Florida, a 16 unit
subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf
Preliminary Plat Approcal for Emerald Pearl Beach, H. H. ,Vang, Tax
ID #6316-000R -3.18 acres in Section 23, Tow nship 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a 3 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf. County. '
Small Scale Map Amendment David Taunton Agricultural to
Residential Low Density Taunton Farms Parcel ID # 1359-001 R -
6.50 acres in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10
Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning
Department, Roqm 301 in the Robert M. Moore Admirustration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.
All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard regarding
the consideration of the preliminary plat application..
Publish 2tc March 14 and 21, 2002
athlete- did very well, last .
Saturday when they competed
against the larger schools'in Bay
Students will 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 ithe
same date as our History 'FaFir,
which I hope you will attend. We
thank our enthusiastic history
department for making slich a
quality and educational event.
WHS is looking for, parents
and community members to serve
on the newly formed, Literacy
Council. If you like or love read-
ing;,,this is your chance to get in
on: -the ground floor of improving
what we do educationally in this
area. Contact Dr. T.
On the 27th of March wve will
have a very special assembly
(TGIF format) as we will welcome'
back to WHS the Rio Grande
College Chorale. They were a big
hit with us a couple .of years ago,
so we are anticipating another
Spring Break begins on
Friday. March 29th. There is no
school that day. Students return
to school on April 8th. This is also
a Gold Card Party day!
Spnng Break is a great time
of year. Please be smart! Come
back refreshed and ready to go!, $
Covenant Hospice is sponsor-
ing its second annual one-day
camp for bereaved children
between the ages of 7 and 14 who
have experienced the death of a
loved one. The Camp %will take
place on Saturday. ApnI 27 from
10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at
Camp Timpoochee in Niceville.
Camp Monarch is free and
children from all areas are wel-
come. Early registration is recom-
mended, as space is limited.
Pre-registration is required. To
pre-register, or for more informa-
tion. contact the Bereavement
Specialist at your local Covenant
Hospice office at 850/785-3040.
WWHS Center Stage
Goes to Regional
by Shelletta Fisher
SRecently, the Wewahitchka
High School Odyssey of the Mind
team pa-ticipated in the regional
tournament held at Jefferson
County High School.
Odyssey of the Mind. is the
world's largest creative problem
solving competition for. children.
This .non-profit program begins
anew each school year when five
long- term problems are chosen as
the basis of the competition.
Odyssey of the Mind fosters cre-
Senior Day A Success
by Royce Rolstad, GCCC student,
On March 1. high school
seniors from Gulf and Franklin
counties attended Senior Day' at
the Gulf/iFranklin Center in Port
St. Joe. This event is-1 held each
year in hopes of persuading stu-
dents to continue their education
alter high school.
The four speakers at the event
stressed the importance of getting
a well-rounded education.
Rhonda Barker. coordinator of the
Gulf/Franklin Center said. "There
is a world of opportunities waiting
for a high school graduate, but
you must have the proper educa-
tion and training to go after.
them." To the question of why it is,
important having activities such
as Senior Day. Roy Smith.
Director of Enrollment Serxices
resporlded. "Activities such as
ative thinking and problem solv-
ing skills among participating
students from kindergarten
through college. ,
This year's WHS team fea-
tured Kody Bidwell, April Cloud
Shelletta Fisher, Jade Gaskin,
'Nathan Grimes, Dottie Hall, 'and
Scott Hightowxer. The team com-
peted in Division 3 in the problem
category of Center Stage....
Classics. Overall, the WHS OM
team placed second and received
a silver medal. The team will go on
to participate at the state tourna-
ment held at the Liniv'.ersity of
Central Flonda in Orlando, sched-
uled for April 13.
Way to go WHS! i
Senior Day are helpful in giving,
the students exposure to a college
environment without being stress-
During the three hours that
the students spent at the campus,
they were able to find out infor-
mation: on. admissions, career
counseling. advising, financial
aid, and other specific programs.
Between learning what college life
is all about. the students were
able to have a little fun with a
scavenger hunt and a relaxing
time of interactive activities on the
Ms. Barker said the message
she hopes students took with
them when they left is. "It is time
to think about life after high
school and to realize the educa-
tional opportunities in their own
back yard." All staff members of
the Gulf/Franklin Center agree
that Senior Day 2002 was a com-
- plete success!
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002
How Not to Have A
Wildlife Bed & Breakfast
President, St. Joe Wildlife
Santctuary and Educational
We have gotten lots of "critter
calls" this last month and we are
here to help with wildlife res-
cues. Even if you are not a vol-
unteer for the Sanctuary you can
help us do our jobs by knowing
what you can do to prevent
wildlife impacting your life and
home in unwanted ways.
As we approach the Spring
season lots of wildlife are on the
move, seeking mates and areas
to nest safely. Unfortunately
some of those areas' may be on
your property, or in your home;
While most of us react to mos-
quitoes by swatting without
thought. riding our areas of
unwanted. nuisance wildlife can
be a challenge.
First you need not panic
and call an exterminator. There
are usually a lot of ways to drive
the unwanted visitor out of your
home without harming the crea-
ture. Most wildlife that winds up
residing inside buildifigs is the
result of habitat destruction and
then providing an easy entrance
point. The animal needed shelter
in his territory, man removed the
natural one and provided a
building for replacement and the
easy access point. Kind of like
hanging out a "For Rent-Free"
The easiest way to get an
undesirable tenant to leave
would be to make his happy
home an undesirable environ-
The National Wildlife
Rehabilitators Association has
lots of good suggestions for dri-
ving them out of your building:
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"Raccoons and squirrels fre-
quently inhabit. dark. quiet
places such as chimneys and
attics. The invading wildlife's
access points must be located
and all but one should be closed
off. Then the area should be lit
up to eliminate the security of
darkness. A mechanic's light fits
into most areas, and it's wire
housing protects the animal
from burns if it is placed in the
den area. It can also be hung in
the chimney from the top."
They also advise that you.
need to cause as much distur-
bance in the areas as possible.
"Bang pots and pans, rustle
paper, open and close doors.
move things around, or bang on
walls." (Banging on the wail once
dro\ e a woodpecker away fromrn
my wood siding Each time hie,
hammered on the wall. I knocked,
back on the inside. After a, few;
minutes of, this ,he never
returned.. think I convinced him
the house %was haunted!) They-
also recommend, "a radio turned
to rock or a talk station should
be left playing day and nightL
Strong smells can be used as an'
extra measure of discourage
ment. We suggest the placement
of ammonia-soaked rags. in the
areas. The rags prevent spills
which could soak the young
babies and cause ammonia iYri-.
tation. (Rags can be placed in old-'
The NWRA says. that inl
most cases the freeloader should
be gone in 24 to 43 hours But
the process can be longer il there
are babies. The Mother nul-St
first locate a new hone ifor the
young before they ccani bh- mo.e-d
by her. She won t hb. uible- to 'in -
them lar _o iu L i ,.i1 l. lp h\ prt-
viding a hollh-iw I t (r ii-lingh b ',\
for thereloc.iti'in \\' here th r
are youln inv\'ol\rd \'.u II it' 1 (Id
to Jutist ,lsitl rn the MIlth' r Lo dn
the move. so. be pairnti II ii_
are not and tI-.L up the remain-
ing access point iii cii', kl\ you "i
may have to live wilih thr result
ing odor Irom the dead babies."
Not a plea.-.aiul thought., so riiki
sure they have left.
But you tc'ar, do lot-. ill
advance to' present Lthe -.1iiaLlijili
of home invasion frUni_ rcr hop.
n p ing. Don t lea\e acct.-, p-inlt-
and cap your chiinrv-.. \Wliei
creating \oiir i irand-.c.pinl l i\,'
n, f4 -l',ar:-.ea lor v..ildlile hibiLt.il
Like hiullow logs arid rnati.e reg,-
- Lation.. Abos\e all don t Iced th,:
raccoons or the 'll stay forever.
like that distant. lazy cousin that
you never knew existed until you
bought that beach house. Open
trash containers are also an tinvi-
One ol the orst in\asion- i-.
by mtice and rats. Our counties
here are pretty rural so it's nat-
ural to have snakes moe inIg
about and they lose rodents. So
leave the snakes alone and yiu
won t hase to deal wi.th those lnI.
ger crushing traps. Also make
sure you keep the seed hulls
picked up from under .\our bird
Iceders arnd you won't in\ite
them to stash in the area.
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Windows, particularly in. the
spring, when mating behavior
causes birds to behave strangely
are a real problem. Birds fly into
them. which often results in
death. One gentlemen in Port St.
Joe had a hawk last spring that
decided the reflection in the
windshield of his truck was
another bird and kept attacking
it. Another lady on Cape,
San Bias had a neighbor who
had a bird feeder. She also had
an outdoor "housecat" that
chases the birds, who then con-
stantly flew into her patio doors
when trying to escape. The birds
couldn't- see the glass. In that
-case you need to make them see
the glass by hanging something
in the window; closing curtains
or takrine the plastic netting that
can, be bought in your hardware
store. cutting it to fit the window
and sticking it on with suction
cups. It will not block your view
and yet keep the birds from
wantin t,: 1ly through it. In the
cast: o1 the attacking hawk. we
advised the truck owner to cover
the.%windshield with a blanket or
tarp until spring mating and
nesting w'as completed and the
ha%%k kwas back to his nor-
IIf ou find a bird that has hit
your window. they may just be
knocked out. Protect your eyes
and oentlI pick it up with a tow-
els ur alcaoes and place in a card-
board box. Close the box and
place it in a quiet dark. but not
hoL place and call us here at
your local rescue organization:
The St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary
850-229 WING 19464) for further
The Florida Panhandle Long-
Term OCmbutsdman Program is
se-',kinrIz olInllteers to serve as
c>,rsrumer c.adocales for residents
lil inI in inuirsing homes, assisted
hi'.inii facilities and adult family
volunteerss are trained to
ii,.it;-ligatt' and help resolve com-
plaiits about treatment of resi-
cdJ-iii Tht only requirements are
an interest in preser, ing the
rilhti-, ol the elderly\ twenty hours
muoiLthl und a n'cani of trans-
portation i volunteer are reim-
bur-sed lor travel expenses.
Or(-) lilltioi arid training are pro-
Intre-ri d persons should
c nta, tit the Ltonm Term Ombuds-
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This program is being, man-
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Citizens director and staff
Effective April 1st. dut- to limited
f' unding. anyone ncedink help
with gas/electcn bills is asked to
call 229-8466 from 8 00 to 5:00
Monday through Friday. and see if
there are any funds available.
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Rickey .Smiley, the brilliant
young comedian who made rat-
ings history) during the Fall 2000
Season as host of "Comicview" for
the urban cable giant BET will
bring .his character-driven com-
edy to the Manna Civic Center for
one night only, Saturday, March
30th at 8:00 p.m.
- A seasoned road comic,
Smiley is a popular fixture at the
country s top comedy clubs and
universities, extending from the
Stardome to the Improv. It's
Smiley's southern hospitality
combined with his lush arsenal of
.characters, which endears the
comedian to audiences. His fans
range from young children to
grandparents., in major cities and
rural communities across the
Smiley prides himself on the
development of character driven
vignettes within his stand-up act.
The crowd s favontes include 'Lil
Darryl' and the infamous 'Leave
Me Alone' routine or his 90-year
old southern lady Ms. Bernice
Jenkins and her church
Everybody seems to have a
common bond with the antics of
rapper MC Ice Tray. or his good ol
boy Rusty the Redneck. and
Coach McClainey. His sets are so
popular that even suspected
felons don't miss a performance.
At a recent show in Macon. Smiley
was approached by an audience
member who demanded the come-
dian perform Lil' Darryl in the
middle of his set. The fan
explained that he had just robbed
a bank and that the authorities
would catch up with him at any
moment. Smiley acquiesced and
minutes later, the club was sutr-
rounded and the individual taken
into custody. Now thai is loyalty!
Since the age of 19. Rickey
has been entertaining family.
friends, and fans with his
sidesplitting coined beginning
with his first appearance at the
Comedy Club in his hometown
Birmingham. AL. Smiley was
quickly nabbed by promoters to
open for big league tounng acts
such as Steve Harvey. George
Currently available for adop-
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'4nsiwers to Real Estate questions
from our local Century 21 Agents.
HOW LONG YOUR MORTGAGE RUNS DETERMINES HOW MUCH YOU PAY
By Dee Mitchell
Thi .re tr.i ir.ng .Ti dl i uini nn aoC.ut wr.en the lime comes to lake out a mortgage on a new
r,.-:-me ire ,,etle i rate
Trar3 c. Din perlec.lv aurall and very sensible The rate of interest we pay can make an
,,.Ter .- ailr .:.er, a a,.ellieernce amourinng to ier.s of thousands of dollars in what ire actual
,:'I : Our hO.u e-E ul rTei3iely tIjrn rC.UI 10 De
:.,II iereil rates ae t, r iromt me only trying worth Ihinkng about where mortgages are con-
cerne -'irei Tir.Oraiari .aiables need to oe considered too One is the question of whether to
take "ixed ,n-r re.l, rate or croose from among the many Kinds of varable-rate mortgages that
-...e eer. .:realea *i-.er re years to meel the aifering needs ol different buyers
a'cr.rre, no a very ,mportarit one is the rather oasic question of how long you want your
mortgage Ic rur. ve i i nitn tixco-aie mortgages. a board spectrum ol lime sprnis commonly
available n.oil n ,.ca'is Ine evirerrmes are 15 years on me short sioe. 30 years on the long
S.:,.r.e years ago. ,nern a fan.ous scientist was asked to name the most powerful force in me
un,.er:e answered ine power of compound interest This reply suggests tnat he was knowil-
egea.,l noI ,:,nly 3Drutl heC laws of nature Dul principles of finance about what happens to even
a moliesi -un-m m.:.Ir'ev ren ,I continues to accumulate interest year after year alter year
Even at a ico-.3il rate 31r .merest money in a savings account can double within ten years
or less. The amount actually pa.0 lor a house vith a 5100.000 mortgage can turn but to be sev-
eral hundred ir.oausara dollars it ine mortgage runs for 30 years
When y:.u opt i.:.r a mortgage or only 15 or 20 years, on the other hand. you chop off much
of the growth i-i your toi.tal .Clgai.on But to do inat Ninoui reducing the initial size of your mort-
,lage you have to make a bigge" payment every montn As in most of ife s major decisions, the
- i e.; are high and the trade-offs require careful consideration Above all tney require a careful
examination of your resources, you' aspirations and your personal priollies
Someone who's willing to.n-.ake near term lifestyle sacrilfces for the sake of long-term gains
probably will prefer a shorter mcrilgage Ii your motto is 'eat. drink and be merry," on the other
hand, the idea of squeezing extra money out of your budget for the sake of a bigger house pay-
ment won't have much appeal.
If you're attracted by a shorter, faster mortgage and think you might be able to handle one,
ask your real estate agent to show you just now much long-term savings sucn an approach can
make possible. Chances are you'll be astonished by the size of ine number
Remember, though, that a 15-year or 20-year mortgage, by increasing your monthly obliga-
tions now and for years to come, can sharply reduce your flexibility
One good approach is to take a 30-year mortgage but try to discipline yourself to make one
extra monthly payment each year. If you can slick to such a regimen, ultimately it will yield the
benefits of a 15-year mortgage. Meanwhile, you'll be less strapped if changing circumstances
reduce your ability to make monthly payments. ;.
What's really important is making yourself aware of how many different options you have
and gathering detailed information about the;ones that interest you most. A good real estate bro-
ker can be your key to all the information you could possibly need.
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Wallace, Jamie Foxx, Patti
. LaBelle, Ice Cube, and the Kings
of Comedy to name a few. Those
performances led to national
exposure on Showtime At the
Apollo, HBO's Def Comedy Jam,
Snaps, and Uptown Comedy Club.
Recently, Rickey's Ms.
Bernice Jenkins church lady
character has opened the door as
a national spokesman for
Church's Chicken. He.is also seen,
as the clerk behind the counter on
the Visa Check Card TV commer-
Rickey studied at Tuskegee.
University and graduated from
Alabama State University with a
Bachelor's Degree in English and
is a member of the Omega Psi Phi
Fratermnity. Inc. Smiley currently
resides in Birmingham and is the
proud father of one son.
Special guests Red Bone and
Terry T Harris from BET
Cornicview will be opening the
show. Artists will also appear at
an after-show Comedy Express
Party held at the Days Inn
Bayside for S10 per person or S8
with ticket stub.
Tickets are now on sale at the
Marina Civic Center Box Office IS
Harrison Avenue. Panama City) or
through TicketMaster charge-by
phone at (850) 434-7444 or at
TicketMaster.com. Reserved tick-
ets are S28.50 and S23.50 in
advance or S4.00 more at the
Beginning April 1st. Capital
Area Community Action Agency
will be at the following site loca-
Tuesday at Children and
Families. 201 Monument Avenue
in Port St. Joe from 9:00 a.m.
until 12 noon.
Fndays at the Senior Citizens
Center. 120 Library Drive in Port
St. Joe from 9:00 a.m. until 12
All applicants will be seen by
appointment only! Please call
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tweiler female: Daw n-small female
beagle, beautiful: Calahouna cur
female pup about 9 wks: Sadie-4
mo. old cocker/retriever mix. all
shots. heartworm preventative:
Sedona & Ellie-nice red females:
Shadow-beautiful female rot-
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All cats can now be seen in
our new large display case. Come
Annual White Elephant Sale,
April 27th, Toucan's parking lot,
Mexico Beach. Donations ,being
accepted for sale (no clothes or
shoes, please). Donated items are
being stored at 907 16th Street in
PSJ behind Roche's home. Call
229-6127 or 227-1103 to deliver
your donation. Please help make
the fundraiser a success!
For more information, you
may contact the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society at 227-1103 or
visit the web site at www.cape
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
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 medicare. As
always information will be on
hand regarding the many services
available for people 60 and over in
Gulf County. Please call 229-8466
'for more information.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21. 2002 PAGE 7B
John "J.W." .Bouington, 70 of
.Port St. Joe, died Saturday,
March 16, in a local hospital.
Born m Gastonia, NC he moved to
Port St.. Joe in 1966. from
Apalachicola. Mr. Bouington was
a retired instrument technician
for the St. Joe Paper Co. He was a
member of the Church of the
-Nazarene and was' active in
church and community activities.
Mr. Bouington is preceded in
death by his parents. Rev. William
H. and Marie Bouington and.
brother. Charlie Boumngton. He is
survived by his wife. Betty of Port
St, Joe; two sons, Michael
Bouington and wife. Patty of
Apalachicola. and Mitchell
S Bouington and wife. Angela of
S Port St. Joe: two brothers. William
*' ., *.. H. Bouington Jr. of Sametra. and
Oma Bouington and wife. Von of
Port St. Joe: four sisters. Yvonne
: Money and husband, Rev. W.E. of
Vilonia. AR, Mariam Pheifer and
husband. Ken of Apalachicola.
Barbara Hudpeth and husband,
Rev. Dallas of Little Rock. AR and
Mary Llitts and husband, Rev.
Claire of Carl Junction. MO. and
three grandchildren. Mary Caithn
Bouington, 'Kyle Bouington and
Funeral services for Mr.
Bouington were conducted
Tuesday, March 19. at 3:00 PM
EST in the Church of the
Nazarene in Port St. Joe with Rev.
Anllcl4rr reallu & jaortagge IDo.
6260 Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beqch
107 N 32nd Street, Mexico Beach
REDUCED TO $229,000.00
rom ill'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 al www.cmontford.com.
Call Charles at 800'411-3717
Wade Hunt and. Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed in the Magnolia Cemetery
in Apalachicola. Mr. Bouington's
nephews served as active pall-
Edgar Causey, Sr.
Edgar Causey, Sr., 74 of'
Wewahitchka passed away
Monday, March 18. He was a life-
long resident of Gulf County' and
worked for the Department of:
Edward Gerald Causey, Edison:
"Tiger",; .-and Peggy Causey,.
Sharlotte.'- "Pris" (Causey) and ,
Junior:- Pickron, .Della'-: Mae.-
(Causey) Dickens, and ,Edgar
Causey. Jr.; four stepchildren;'.
fourteen grandchildren: eight
great-grandchildren: and one sis-:'.
ter, Dora Mae Dykes of Port .,St.
Joe. ,; .:
Graveside services were held
Wednesday. March 20 at "Jehu
Cemetery in Wewahitchka at.
10:00 a.m. Interment followed.
L. David Dean
SL. Da"id Dean of,., f
Wewahitchka died Wednesday.
March 13 in Birmingham. AL. Mr.
Dean was a longtime resident of
Gulf County and was of the
Baptist faith. He was a member of
the I.E.U.W. and the V.F.W.
Mr. Dean is survived by his
father. Norman Dean of
Wewahitchka, three daughters.
Crystal Williams and husband,
Marty of Panama City. Kellianne
Byrd and husband. Greg of. Port
Finest Quality & Grade
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NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT LAND USE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners propos-
es to adopt by ordinance the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 2002-
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMIPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SNLkLL-
SCALE LMAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PARCEL ID
#1359-001R, 6.50 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF, SECTION
35, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO'
RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.; ,..
A Public Hearing on: this ordinance \\ill be held atthe Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on
Tuesday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. EST, in the Gulf County
,Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court
House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.
All interested parties are encoLlraged to appear at the m et-
Ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensilxe plan amendment ordinance.
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James C. Graves
James C. "Red" Graves of Port
St. Joe, passed away Saturday,
March 16 in Port St. Joe. Born in
Ponce de Leon, he lived in Gulf
County for the past 62 years. He
was a retired Lieutenant of the
Port St. Joe Police Department
with 24,1/2 ears of service, and
until his death was an active
deputy with the Gulf County
P. O. Box 131
www. MexicoBeach V
44 MAGNOLIA MEXICO BEACI WONDERFUL-GULF
VIEW NEW HOME .1 U i e .:. ,.: .l bb
".j...j .pr.ilke .1 T. plu: '.o .,#- !l.o, bea'jiu, a',-,',,
.e Builder will gije a $2 000.00. allowance lor a wash-
er. dryer and refrngeraior.reahlor/owner. S287,900 00.
1403 NAUTILUS DR. SEA SHORE SUBDIVISION -
NEW HOME 3 BF. 2 B6 -t.. ceraon..: rle ,., L.,..,:her,
nc-c.l I.|,e-r ard boai., :,.c:, cab-.r l lao.e 9r'ar
,.c 5,. .at- lid cerlir-s ,pe.,.kler :, :IT, ppr ,,
1.,: .q h plui 2 car gorog SI69.900
103 A 5 35TH ST. Tciall, re,..c-red beach'.de
tho.e ,,,.it a biealiokny .e ao i he G,,ull Corw
pileitel, l rp.:hed ,.rh al ,ve lurr..:hti.-.g' Thi,; i: a
'3in, in. f:imeni or .O-c-aon hrT,c si ra.iiol prop-
e.r, Bornim l1c.:' ha: pler.r, of .o.age space I.:. all
thoe beach ic,',s 2 BR/2 1/2 BA. S249,900.00'
8176 HWY 98 Sr. JOE BEACH 2 BR 2 E- be.au
1.,|l r.e hone ,n qu.ei ubdi.,:,ron Icaied -.qghi
co,., the .'tree riaF i ,he beach Th5. home hoa:
.,.r.,..g pool and beach ..ce i-a iI ,',1e .
k,chen & bah. Nice Fpocou. pci-:he: ,o, el ih
Gult Breeze 5249,000.00. MLSS9885.
LOT 20 MARYLAND BLVD. MEXICO BEACH -
I 1i a1.15 already, C-iared .ih oeir & .: ar Taop
pa.d and 0 load of 11 d..i pread A BARGAIN
COMMERCIAL LOT .1n 3i '.a'k, o,., H- 363 j,,
EXTRA LARGE LOT CALIFORNIA DR., MEXICO
BEACH. :"-r.ed for hor Te. ,.-.1, pa.-.all, cla.ed
oe'r & .aeer ,op pa.d 549 900.00
CANAL FRONT 2 odla,:er. I.:,.: :rih ..ih canal
Frontage, one with a dock 119 N. 32nd Street,
Mexico Beach. S115,000.00. & 5110.000 00.
I ACRE PLUS, CREEKVIEW LOT cn Chapel L,-r.e
RED BULL ISLAND- Lot 6 BEl G i I 1'00
$10,000.00, REDUCED $8,000 00.
MEXICO BEACH Restricted I,:k, -.ih apoed ,'reri,
street lights, underground ui.l.e. ao.olble 1 51h
Street & Hwy. 98, $29,900.00.
LOT 1, HWY. 98, SUMMER PLACE SUBD. Nice
unobstructed Gulf View Lot Thi lc,i has ..i,rm,r,,r.9
-pool and beach access. One clhe -0 *c 'e,a unable
priced lots with a cill V'.'w or. he Beach
510 4TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE Zo.-.d comi,.ercioal
lot 10, Blk. 26 50' x 170', 539.000 00
SEASHORES' DR. & HIGHWAY 98 AREA SUM-
MERPLACE SUBDIVISION beautiful lot with great
view of Gulf. New subdivision that has beach and
.-.m,.ng pool acc s. 208 5 50 5115,000.00.
St. Joe, and Megan Watson and
husband, Michael Paul of Altha;
two brothers, John Dean and
.wife, Vicki of Leads, AL and
Danny Dean and wife, Martha of
Birmingham, AL; one grandson,
Colton Byrd and numerous nieces
Funeral services for Mr. Dean
were conducted Monday, March
18, at 10:00 a.m. EST in the
Beach Baptist Church with Rev.
David Nichols' and Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed in the Robe'rts Cemetery.
Sheriffs Department. He was pre-
ceded in death by his wife, Virillar
Survivors include two sons,'
Vince E. and Pat Taylor, and
Danny and Sue Taylor, all of Port.
St. Joe; a daughter, Marie and
Leslie Kyser of Panama City; six
grandchildren, Michele Sowell,
Vince Taylor, Jr., Vanessa
Mamoran, Tammy Griffin, Tina
Taylor. and Michael Taylor; and:
five great-grandchildren. Two
brothers. Samuel and Virginia
Graves of Port St. Joe. and \illie
Earl and Sallie Graves of
Chattahoochee; and one sister,
Louise Enfinger of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held at
10:00 a.m. Tuesday. March 19
from. the graveside in Holly Hill
cemetery, conducted by the Rev.
David Fernandez and the Rev.
Billy Enfinger. Interment followed.
Miss Lucille Griffin of
Wewahitchka passed away
Sunday, March 17 in Bay County
after a lengthy illness. She was a
lifelong resident of Gull County
and a member of the Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church.
She is surnved by three sis-
ters, Ina J. Shirah. Audrey Mae
Srmith and Agnes Gnffin: a sister-
in-law. Cause Griffin: two nieces.
Son.ia Hall and Connie Hysmith;
one nephew. Roy J. Shirah: and
numerous great nieces and
Graveside services were held
Wednesday. March 20 at 1:00
p.m. at Cypress Creek Cemetery
in Kinard with the Rev. Joey
Smith officiating. Interment fol-
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PAYMENT CHART FOR 30 YEAR LOAN
$ 50,000 = $328.46/mth
5 70.000 = $459.85/mth
5 90,000 = $591.24/mrnh
$110.000' = $722.62/mth
$130.000 = $854.01/mth
$150.000 = 5985.39/mth,
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llig Sunisets for 55 Years" Larry G. Turner, Realtor Associate
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403 LA SIESTA DR. MEXI-
CO BEACH Nice -.e-
allorduble 3 BRP2 BAkho.-e
6 .,,,i n,,' hner, e ,,-
II...."''i included. Soon ,3 be :Om
'S-"i'-" ~ .- plied 5134.900.00
a- -' -^,- MEXICO BEACH Appr., 10 :. r. Gulf by 100 deep134,900.0
HIGH BLUFF LOCATION OVER LOOKING' FHE GULF,- 3 I bik olibu., .., o. j r,,er S500,00.00. ..- -
I2 flcr.d h.,ome .,th rr,an., po.;.,bl". *rppro BE ON HILL Approx 96 Ao Gull b, 2. 3 deep
S18"-' :.q i' pl. por.che. carpor & .ic ragE ha, lar 55 000.00. -
,.re, '. ": T it,. ..:epI .1.:e ccr: ,'u.C .,r, n bad pr,.i S57 000.00. i
c, l.-,cr la.-ed..pirg- ne.d: ILC r be b..ajtul L:r CAPESAN BLAS TWO 52'X360' MOL LOTS. Cape
I',? 5 .14 Hw,. 98, Meico Beach S495,000.00. San BlaS 5295,000.00. each. 407 TEXAS DR. 2 b ? beal l bll
x, .M S ,Both are beautiful locations and require Slate permit 407 TEXAS DR. 2 br.'l I.'2 CE-.bea 'rf ,I.ll buil
homn bi. *e bmuch oler 10 r ceing in ln..irg
"i ,n to build. c room ad 9'ce.lng irhroughoui Ihe restl Cusim niriT.
LARGE MOBILE HOME-ON A LARGE LOT 3 BR, 3 8A4 1 I 'I 1 P '
,r.:,b.Ile home m:il rur,,, hed .-,th :orage :hed and
.....ed cook .... rsontavidon a large lo and 'o:e
: i. ,Lee .ldca,,d ,each '.',11 ..cnsider o.r.er Inoncng is .
312 Maryland Blvd., Mexico Beach. S75,000.00. 233 KIM KOVE- Brand re home .n resircied ne.ahbor
S hood Atrraci.,e 3 BR/.2 BA wi. Berber carpeltn l Elec
.ric klche4r, wih whie wo.od cabirel, Kenmore sloe & 113 S. 39TH ST. -PERFECT BEACHSIDE RETREAT
SDW and breakflalt rook it.nyl id.ng. lar.dcaped lon Townhome ,s in excellent condinon and well fur-
i fir..shed garage and.more 5162,900.00. rushed This uni ,is ready o rmove in to Very short
.d stance gr ab yourbeach chairs and head to the
NICELY LANDSCAPED 3 BR12 Bi ho, e within walkng
.st:.aice 'ro the dedcated bach' Oi1 '4 years o ld 111.h -'
,', .io v b ,i ldbr, & dog pen ,n back Thi r old
ho, e ...in eceller. cond ionr, Ha a vell & pump Ior GULFAIRE SUBDIVISIONF 3 BR2 BA su Co home bt
417 7h S Free, Mexico Be ach .. 1992 in restricred hours g ,b d, s.,on Close to p$,aleU.
S r c ac bedac, commuirnl pool & le,,n, courts Ths home is in BEACH SIDE BEAGH HOUSE 2nd lot roEm the Beach 3
S-. -excellerant cornd.on & would make a great retirement or BR/2 BA Florlda roomard detached carport wh, laoundr
S... r' aca i on ome.102 Crisin's Curve, 5154,900.00. & storage room "OWNER SAYS SELL" MAKE AN
3 i BR[1 A HOME ON NICE LOT IN RESTRICTED SUB- R = vt e l T
DIVISION ,Ho s ront & bolchde kl d, na ted g a age
sorge,,d & lndsrap dl 312 Halley Drive, AFFOR B ETREAT B
Mexico Beach. $85.000.00.
cate.815-ME"E b- b .iy furnished and sits on
or Has a metal storagadbuilding &sa
GULF FRONT HOME WITH 106 OF FRONTAGE 2 g a maorge buldng & a
.. BR 12 B.r home on ils wh rap-around deck Lacal- 12xl2 bock building with A/C unit. 410 Georgia
.1 HY,..b .. ed. of end Ave., Mexico Beach, $65,000.00.
vacation.home12rBrental ,n,deelmenm113 S. htul Street,,. ..
Mexico Beach. $600,000.00.
NEW- 8115 AMERICUS AVE N cel fur nhed home o w d u c'l. -n r i
-rh a large dce:k to sit, relax and feel the Gulf Breeze ,,, '
Tthd home could ho'e a po:2.blA .trh BRDcrrc le An 'e,, rl a 9 0 O YA B
,rorace h:i hoao,',d cold aoer running a ,,. Outside r
sk o. er alt:. has hot, od .cold aoer Aaih ao ,aooder, pr. 'MARINA COVE' LUXURY BEACHSIDE TOWN
.acn adll lr HOMES 2 BRU2 I,/2 BA w;th many beautiful amen-
.act l. nti ol n ;es Underneath garage with 3rd BR & BA I unit
ohh l. c8172 HWY 98 "2 br/2 boa Nrce atIracrve new home in available at $255,000.00.
a great locar,oni Onil/seconds to the beach with a nice
s -' ew loi:y our front porchuSM eminig poll and beach UNDER CONSTRUCTION "TREASURE PALMS"n
acces PRICED TO SELL $229900 12 Beachside Townhomes with a gulf view, to
.' ., fl...Ioor plans to choose fromn wth money beautiful
amenities, cornerah F40th l & Hwy 98 in Mexico
NEW LISTING 8166 Hwy 98 -aNem beach home now a8Now and pick your colors. Pre-Construction Prices
under Bca.uoon, 3 BR."2eBA wh crmcl o ie ien starling at $199,900.00. ONLY 7 AVAILABLE.
kitchen ard boahrooms oall Kenmore appliances Per. 3 BR/ 2 BA HOME w;th established landscaping This PRE- CONSTRUCTION TRADEWINDS Luxury
led tacahn home t ,ge av.a oand relax Locaed home features a Flor.ida room overlooking your own p ,- t.ownhouses wilh gull view 3 BR/3 1/2 BA, wth
ocro;s ,he s,ree from nthe Gull ,,,h an excellent view vote dock w/covered boat sl;p & hIr 107 N. 38th SI., a 'o. sq. f plus garage and balcony,
Th, htomre also hat s,,im.,'ing pool access' A must see. Mexico Beach, $349,000.00. most appliances, metal roofp replace, sprinkle,
Reduced $260,000 00. MLS#90255. system, landscaping& lots'more Inside units
#S$259,000.00. & End units $269,000.00. ...
106 #2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 Miramar Dr. Pre- Con-
located right on the canal with boat slip This town-
home is on the beachside and offers swimnm'ng
i. .pool access All priced at S325,000.00.
.GULF VIEW Two 3- BR/3 BA homes within First
black of the beach..141 & 143 Pineda Street, St.
GULF FRONT CONDO Carmel Villa 03 & 4 'Great 101 #5 & 06 38TH, STREET Ne. ,owrnhouse that ea.
2.BR/2 BA unit completely furnished &. equipped. Fan- lures beachside' living! Great inve nment opportunity. 302 HATI.EY DR., MEXICO BEACH Home will have
tastic view of Beach & sunsets from covered deck. Good ceramic tile in' kitchen & bathoo.ns, Berber, carpet 3 BR/'2 BA with approx. 1367 sq. ft. living 'plus I
rental history Norcondo feesl!! 109 S. 28th Street, throughout, the rest. All Kenmore appliances, car. garage. Many nice amenities. Plans'i. ... ice.
Mexico Beach. $275,000.00. each S189,900.00. S164,900
Secretary of State Katherine.
Harris announced that the Florida
Department of State Folklife
Apprenticeship Program is seek-
ing applications from expert prac-
titioners of traditional arts and .
people with a strong commitment ,
to learning and perpetuating
Florida folk arts. Individuals who
have shown an aptitude and a
dedicauon to folk arts are needed
to ensure the future of the state's
cultural vitality by continuing
community folk traditions.
The Apprenticeship Program
provides an opportunity for quali-
fied apprentices to study tradi-
tional arts for an extended penod
with recognized master, folk
artists. Traditions supported by
the program to date include
Seminole patchwork, Irish fid-
dling, Afro-Caribbean percussion,
Cracker cow whip making.
African American -blues, and
Master artists and" prospec-
tive, apprentices must apply 'as
teams, submitting joint applica-
tions to the. Bureau of Histonc
Preservation by May 15. The pro-
gram provides a stipend to the
master/apprentice teams as well
as funds for supplies.
For an application or addi-
tional information, contact Tina
Bucuvalas. Florida Folklife
Program, Bureau of Historic
Preservation. 500 S. Bronough
St.. Tallahassee. FL 32399-0250.
or call 850/245-6333, or
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$800 per month, S.300 secunty deposit.
N. 36th Street, 'Mexico Beach. Call Gull
Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-5449. '
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
* Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refria., washer/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2'
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
v.aslier & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
*Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air, wash-
One bedroom apartment. washer/ driver
hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7 PM. tdc3/7
Seeking property owners with units
available for long term rentals. Our fees
are reasonable and we have a heavy
demand for 'long term rentals. Arllne
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628 Lfc3/7
RV Spaces. full hook ups. Call 229-
S959 leave message. 8tp2228
Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J.,
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly,
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600 or 229-
I VIAk1 II NJATT
Used Restaurant Equipment Reach-
In Coolers. Freezers. Refrigerated
Display cases. Bottle Coolers. S/S'
Tables, Large 3 Compartment Sinks.
Bar Sinks. 40 lb. Fryers. Slicers.
- Mixers, Pizza Ovens. Convection Ovens.'
Sandwich Make-Llp Units, Ranges.
Hoods. Fans. Charbroilers. Flat Top
Grills, Concession Stand Equipment.
Booths arid Much More. For more infor-
mauon please call 850-785-1568. tc3/21
Kenmore washer. dryer & 16 cu. ft.
upright freezer. AlJ items S60 each firm.
Call 645-4263 between 5.00-7:00 PM.
Lift Recliner Chair. 8250 229-6385.
Small. microwave, $20, 4 dark wood
chairs. S40. I bed frame w,'headboard.
820. Call 229-81649. ltc3/21
Kenmore Gas dryer, reduced. S75;
Whirlpool portable dishwasher.
reduced, 875 (I year old); Wooden
pantn-. S15; dresser. 850. Dark wood 6
person table and china cabinet. $200'
set or S125 separate. Bunkbeds. $50-
without mattresses. 647-5998 ltc3/21
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Qualily ReFin'.hina z,,:e 192
Call John Reeves at 229-6374
Mexico Beach Mini
Storage Units, 6'x12',
and 12'x12'. 648-5146,
.St. Joe Beach
GULF SHORE STORAGE
Corner of DeSoto & Americus
St. Joe Beach
/ GULF SHORE STORAGE \
Sofa Sleeper & Chest Drawers. Call
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ tfc3/7
Moving Inside Yard Sale, 457 Madison
Street, Sat., March 23, 8:00 till.
Everything's gone. Boy clothes 0-4T,
baby toys, bed,, bouncer, stroller, tub,
ladies clothes 7 to 16, men's clothes,
stove hood, draft table, maternity
clothes, dishes, household items, air
conditioner. Everything priced to sell.
Garage Sale, 124 Cabelle Drive, (across
from Scout Bldg.) Port St. Joe, Sat.,
March 23, 8:00-3:00, Sun. March 24,
1:00-5:00. Variety of stuff, ltc3/21
Multi Family Indoor/Outdoor Yard
Sale, 4 miles North of Mexico Beach oh
State Rt. 386 in Overstreet. follow the
signs, Fri. & Sat.. March 22 & 23. 8:00
am till?! VHS movies, sports card.
NASCAR memorabilia, tools, mowers.
yard:tools, household items C& appli-
ances. Tons of stuff. Itc3.'21
2 Family Yard Sale. 39th Street.
Mexico Beach, Beachside, Fri. & Sat .
March 22 & 23. Large vanetry. Bargains:
Huge Back Yard Sale, Corner of Cortez
& Ga, St. Joe Beach, Fri. & Sat., March
22 7 23, 9:00 till 3:00 100's of items.
Antiques. RV supplies, tools. furniture.
craft & sewing supplies, boat trailer.
window A/C. tires & free stuff Rain
postpones till March 29th-30th. NO.
EARLY BIRDS PLEASE. 1ltc3/21
Multi Family Garage Sale, 104
Periwinkle Drive, Gulfaire, Sat., March
23, 8:00-11:30. Kids clothes, toys,
kitchen items, misc. I tc3,.'2 I
-Garage Sale. 315 Woodward Ave., Port
St. Joe, Sat., March 23, 9:00 till 1:00.
Gas stove. freezer, small v.heel chair.
furniture, clothes. etc. Itp3.'21
Porch Sale, 119 Westcott Circle. Sat..
March 23. 8:30-1:00. Kitchen. Dining
storage unit, lots of crafts, misc ii,., ,
Garage Sale. 505 Monument Ave .
Building behind the Chateau. Sat..
March 23. 9:00-4:00. ltp3/21
IP FPirst Pentecostal Holiness
Church is having a yard sale.
Saturday, March 23. 8:00. We are sell-
ing small wooden chairs that are ideal
or children. Stop by and check us out
The church is located on Garrison at
i20th Street. (2002 Garrison Ave.) ,.., :-.
Yard Sale, Bay Street. St. Joe Beach.
SFn. & Sat., March 22 & 23, 8:00-2:00.
Lots of wooden yard ornaments ,,',:.. ,
Garage Sale, 712 Gull Aire Drive. Sat.,
March 23. 9:00 AM Until. TV, furniture.
cd player and other miscellaneous
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
Now accepting applications at GO-
Morr B.P.. Simmons Bayou. Apply in
Busy real estate office looking for
front desk receptionist. Must have
computer knowledge (word and excel a
plus. Requires good public relauons
and organizauonal skills. Interested
applicants subrrut resume to 1520 Hwv.
C-30 or call (8501 227-1100. Attention :
Betty Ray \VWeston. 2tc3/2.1
Shampoo person/receptionist and/or
stylist. Monday and Saturdays. Could
lead to full time. N-Stvle. 227-9100. ,.
Cashier needed at Cape Trading Post.
please call Tammy at 229-8775. ii,:i. -
Ofe: 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
PLUS SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
St.. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 O10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!
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.
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
TRAIN AT HOME, IN THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE! No experience needed.
First year drivers, with Werner earn
$700+ per week plus great benefits.
Don't travel out of state for CDL train-
ing. Trainrig is. how available irn your
area! Get your career in gear. Call today
Carpenter/Electrician Call Garry L.
Gaddis Construction at 648-5474.
HOME BASED BUSINESS. AVON #1
direct sales company. Trainin!gOn-
going Support. No Inventory. EASY.
FUN. PROFITABLE. 810. 1-800-246-
0843. Ext. 20. cgelusog'3avon.net.
Sales Clerk Trree days per week n-in-
imum. Apalachlcola Antique Store. Will
train. energeuc. customer oriented per-
son. 899-73S9 or 653-3894. 2tc3/14
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
SProperties office only. 4ic3/14
GET PAID TO SHOP! Mysterv Shoppers
needed. Toll-free 1-666-248-7670 ext.
5125 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org...,...
Experienced Waitress needed at Gulf
Sands Restaurant. Apply in person
Mon. thur Sat., 4:00-9:00' EST. .1No
phone calls please. 8010 Hwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. tfc3/7
Established Real Estate Office has
openings in the Sales Dept. Florida
Real Estate license required. Experience
preferred but not necessary. Call 64S-
5777 or fax 648-5779. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. Inc. Uce3/7
Established Real Estate Office has
openings in the Rental Dept. Rental
Expenern-e preferred but riot necessary'
Requires computer and public relauon-,
skills arid some week end duty. Call for
interiei'., or fa-. resumes to 645-5779.
Phone 648-5777. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. Inc. tfc3 /7
Business Services Coordinator
GT Corn, a, growing communications
company, seeks a Business Services
Coordinator for-their Port St. Joe,
Florida office Successful candidate will
be responsible for knowledge and sale of
GT Comn's complex products & services,
special and switched access order pro-
cessing and for providing excellent cus-
tomer care to our business customers.
Person,al computer applications Includ-
ing \working knowledge of.internet and
DSL a must along with excellent
oral/written corrmmunication skills.
minimum of a 2 yr. College degree or
equivalent required with prior experi-
ence a plus.
SWe offer a competitive salary and bene-
fits package including 401,K and imme-
diate healthcare. Please respond in con-
fIdence. via mail or fax to: .
Human Resources Manger
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe. Florida 32457
Cleaning help needed. May-Aug., Sat.
and Sun. must be prepared to work
swiftly with others. Good Pay. Call 227-
Full Time Rental/Reservationists,
computer skills required.' Call 648-
5767, Mexico Beach Harmon Realty,
Toucan's now hiring all positions.
Full & Part time. Call 850-648-4301.
for interview. Ask for Paul. tfc3/7
.Woodworker Do you enjoy woodwork-
ing? A position will be available very-
soon. Seeking reliable .experienced per-
son with table saw, chop saw and all
woodworking tools working in Port St.
Joe. Cabinet making experience a plus!
This manufacturing work and not job
site construction. Send resume with
hourly salary requirements to Mr. Jim
Garth, Decorative Flooring, 1111
Shallowford Road. Marietta. GA 30066.
(We are ar equal opponrturar employer).
* 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. Uc3' 7
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck' Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc. PO Box 18.,
Hosford. FL 32334. 850-379-8116. ,Oc/7
Lost oh Feb. 5th in Downtown area 1
karat men's diamond ring. $500
REWARD. Call 227-1147: 4tp3/7
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 .,-
For Sale. 25' Scamper travel trailer, air.
awning. microwave, storm wirndowvs,
good condition. 84.000 firm Call 647-
''For Sale. Stair stepper, Like neiw.. S25
OBO; Kimball Swinger Organp, $250
- OBO; .Trampoline, S 100 OBO: Older
Microwave, works great, S15. Call 229-
List 2002 ETC (c). Feb. 2002. Written
for you by Mrs. Marion Hough Home
Income Opportunities. Hundreds of
UrLs Addresses Contact info Special'
Introductory Price, $9.95 thru March
27, 2002, -Regular Price $12.00.
-Distributed by: B &. C Leasing. Money
order/check- payable "B & C Leasing"
Shipping/handling included in price. B
& C Leasing, 183 County Road Twenty,
Wewahitchka,.FL 32465. tp3/21
.27 ft. 5th Wheel Travel Trailer like new
inside. Located at Islander RV Park,
Mexico Beach. $2,900 OBO. Call 850-
For sea oats and other dune plants,
call Kay at Exteriors Landscape. We
plant 229-5282. I0tc3/7
O THE J. LESTER
,ESTATE APPRAISAL &
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies '* Finances Investments
* Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
Serving Gulf Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
Jackson Counties Specialty Assignments State Wide
1977 Coleman pop-up camper, $500.
Call 648-2438 after 5:30Eastern time.
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing else! Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or E-mail your
request .to Wewachurch@outdrs.netrc3/7
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. 639T
Piano Yamaha Yp-40, Electric.,
'includes stool. excellent condition.
4300. Call 227-9399. 2tp3/21
7 mixed lab puppies, 12 weeks old. Free
to good home. Call 227-7847 leave mes-
sage if there is no answer. tp3/21
Beautiful 11 month old-black lab. Up to
date on shots. Have paper work to AKC'
Register. Has Microchip in ear for recov-
ery. $150. 850-229-7194. 2tc3/21
AKC Reg; Blood Hound Puppies, 10
weeks old, $400. Call. 229-6664. 2tac/2
Big hound needs wide open spaces,.
Great guard dog. Needs special person.
Two years old. Very intelligent. Free to
good home only. Call Robert at 648-
6450 or e-mail email@example.com.
Adorable small AKC registered,
Chihuahua puppies. Shots, vet
checked. registration papers. S350.
lMexco Beach, 648-5994. 4tc3/7
4 bedroom 3 ba-th, deck, under parking.
completely furnished, new carpet & tile,
great ,ieew. beachside.
Spacious open floor plan Mt-troom.
completely furrshed. steps to beach
Must See. Nlake. Offer. 850-648-8005.
Beautiful Home in Gulfaire Subdilsion
vithinri walking dis.tl-ice of, Private
Beach. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, oversize
kitchen, family roor, living room,
screened porch, 2 car garage, $175,000.
Call 647-3951. 4tc3/21
FOR SALE BY OWNER, Cape San Blas,
2 bedroom, 2 bath, .BARRIER DUNES
#24 townhome, 3 years old, great loca-
tion, GULF VIEW from both decks,
never rented, immaculate and beauti-
fully .furnished, all upgrades and
amenities, 2 pools, tennis courts, direct
boardwalk to the beach, $225,000 firm.
Call 850-227-9597 for appointment. No
Realtors, please. 7tp3/21
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
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 Ourtowh
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.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800
sq. ft. completely custom
renovated. Near Beach
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Wewahitchka 2 nice lots. $65,000.00,
Wetappo Creek 3 or 4 acres with
well & septic. $33,000.00.
Mexico Beach Nice lot close to
Homes For Sale
St. Joe Beach Nice 2BR/1BA nice
lot. ONLY $77,500.00.
Mexico Beach 3BR/2BA, close to
beach. ONLY $94,000.00.
Mexico Beach 3BR/2BA, garage, car-
port, fenced yard, new carpet, wall paper,
fresh paint. ONLY $124,900.00.
Wewahitchka Well maintained 2BR
on 2 lots. $29,900.00.
For information on all
the properties call
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002 PAGE 9B
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
74 acre lot, Douglas Landing Rd. Septic
Tank, well, electric pole & storage shed.
$16,000. Call 850-231-5048. 4tc3/7
Lots For Sale, 16 lots with restrictions
ranging from .72 acres to .5 acres at the
intersection of Hwy. 386 and South
Long Road, south of the Overstreet
bridge. Lot price $25,000 each. Owner
will finance with 10% down, 10% inter-
est for 10 years. Call 227-7294. tfc3/7
Just steps to Beach, 50x125 ft. M.O.L
lot Gulf view, 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
homee: screened porch, $119,000. Call
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann' FREE Estimates
'EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047
. Grass 1
j. =227-9103 )
- Stock Cars= =Hot Rods
= Roll Bars Kit Cars =
Engines = = Lift Kits =
= Front Ends = = Low Rider =
Bi11 Hanson 648-8777 e Overstreet
FENCES* FENCES* FENCES
All Types Dependable Service
Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
OWNER: Ben Sherrill
180.AVENUE C ,
Pick-up and Delivery
A DARLENE CUTLER
CALL ME TODAY TO
AVO 1 ORDER OR TO
BECOME A REPRESENTATIVE
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. nc3/7
For Sale, 950+/- sq. ftl officee building
downtown Port St. Joe. Formerly doc-
tor's office. Contact Russ at. 229-9776
or 229-8211. tfc3/7
1200 SQ. FT. HOME FOR SALE BY
OWNER 9217 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill.
1 block from beach, some beach view
from back patio. Potential to add a sec-
ond floor or deck and have a great Gulf
View. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Priced to
sale. Call 647-5998. tfc3/7
Repaired & weather Proofed
S. fa.ttwn '4
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
I ; 1 .u .3 YL :r \V d tn ,:ur ow pricf.
%%C :C 7, ai Lt-J'.m E cqup> ,:r.t oN Lh-: raxrkct
Call form fe estimate iwn
Concrete Landscape Borders
,. MARY.K AY",
Hr.3 r r..3.rI 1.a u ,.:.r ,:u r nl
H a 'f [.l ..; E' ,a .-r, hF
Tax Returns A Specialty
200 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe9
Old or New .,i,,i, ,l' I ', .
Grandfather, Pendulum, C1 i'', Clocks
COINS BY THE BAY
220 REID AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE
PHONE (850) 227-9073
'von 'r mi. t/ih. t 'ri fastra.tic
Chains *Bracelets 'Earrings *Pendants
Rings *Coins 'Coin Sets 'Currency
Collector's Supplies ... For Birthdays,
Weddings, Anniversaries, Gifts, etc.
N E A G E
Business and Personal .' Payroll Preparation
Financial' and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service
Telephone 509 Fourth Street,
Office (850) 229-9292 P. 0. Box 602
Home (850) 648-5919 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
COMMUNITY DRY WALL
All Your Repairs
Ceilings Popcorn, Stipple
and Much More
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let Rentals
Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand
Complete Septic Service!
Installation Pump-Out Repair
1 full fenced acre- home site in Howard,
Creek, on corner of Murphy Road &
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank WInL
pumping station from a 14'x28' insulat-
ed building with full bath and deep well.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
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
Wewa Home Getaway. Super nice 2
bedroom; 1 bath cabin built on pilings,
carport, boat storage underneath, big
screen porch/deck, beautiful wooded
lot, paved street. Convenient to River &,
Dead Lakes. $49,900: Call, 850-785--
For Sale By Owner, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath new townhouse in Me.icor Beach
All appliances, great rental potenual by%
Lawn Ci Home Care
S'-rinal /rb Bca l,'/ C" P,'r .Sr .,',: i l.7r,',
Franchise Dealer Store:
B&B Electronics, Inc.
19872 SR 20 W., Blonitstown, FL
Snapper La In n N ker0
(3. 4 Wheelers i^ ,.
-i Sniall Eiiginc Repir
19872 SR 20 W., Blountstown, FL
J. C. Enterprises 20', ,..Am e
Ad^ Corin CIa Sales CcnlF-r
Bushhog, Move, and,
"Quality Nelson Parts"
'Total Law)n Care Needs"
ULTISIATE SERVICE MOWING CO.
Free Eunmates AI ll c 1 i r,isv cred q
SWork din i on line and ith pridc
Cell: 819-3310 = Home: 647-271"
Mize Saw Sharpening Service
Hand s*m' *, PruLiln Shliir *
Scio or. *1m' e' Chain' :'.'; *
(Ciclc |Sa',. Carbidc Bliad:- Ed[
1017 WIoodward Avenue
Down & Out Gutters
341 Bay Street
Port St. Joe
.. \Pf. Residential:
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* Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFlea Control Condominiums
* Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construdtion Sites
Specializing in -Vacation Rental Properties '
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"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
I R AL S ATE I -R AL S AT I
Check us out online at starfl.com
S Classified ads posted daily
OF CAPE S N LAS
4975-A Cape San Bias Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Roger BradJe\ Don 1Bradle V\ictor IRanlos
Broker 'O'-ner Agent Bioker Associate, GRI
Mobile: 850-227-4383 After Hours After Hours
After Hours: 229-2"49 850"827-2647 850-229-9353
BUSINESS TOLL-FREE FAX
850-227-9000 866-229-5525 850-227-9111
beachrealty@glf. net www.flbeaches.net
05 MIMOSA DRIVE, PORT ST. JOE Nce3 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! THE
BR.2 Bahome wth great fireplace, lar9eINCREDIBLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! THE
S2 Bahome great hreplce, large TRADIN POST include covenience
screen porch, pull-out cabinets, and 2 car E a a n o e o
garage real lanridcaping on 1 1 '2 loi. at ore, gas sla ion and o'er 2i0 leei of high-
5179,000. way fronlage 5995,900. Cabins and
ff .'- 'i .- -- Campground also available!
GREAT AREA, GREAT PRICE! Neal aa a pin
Home on 2 ipacioui lots Many exlras
-_ I r ... I .... .. well.
great .orkuhop. andonly. store's throw to GREAT HOME OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!I
grear .orklhop and on)', a stones throw to
H'-,, 98 he B.a, or the a;rporl Offered u -ner will conser firarcing or lo.n' en-
moHII, f ,rn,'hed and perhec, or a i rri r lure on this Grand 5 BR. J BA Gull View
aio ny 64,90 aBeoury Recently upgraded inside ard out
o0,ner ..1 include aldornirng lot as .'ell A
Great Buy @ 5550,000.
BEAUTIFUL HOME! Otlered parhall,)
[urr,,hed Thi, eleqonr 3 ER 2 B- hoamre boait
nu.T.erOu upgradee irncluding a rne^ rool irel., GULF FRONT ON CAPE SAN BIAS! Enjoy
po.,' a,'-dl 'e... coapel a -.ell a: a comlortable panoramic v.ewi ard incredible tunseli from
sun room with jacuzzi and an inground sprin- your own su decks. This large 4 BR/3.5
kler system. Situated on 1,5 lots. This home is BA beauty includes a separate apartment
located in one of the mcj" car...rr.i areas of with private entrance dnd great rental poten-
Port St.' Joe. Priced to sell $5159,900. i;al Ne. appliances and'A/C make ilii one
to see Perfectly priced @ $444,000.
INCREDIBLE 1ST TIER LOT" IN PENINSULA QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN EASTPOINT" is home
ESTATES. Spacious and Hgh,, lhs lol features 3 d eauty Plenty of
gull and bay access. YOURS FOR $220 000. I Fleevoo
gu and bay access. YOURS FOR $220,000room on this fenced acre lot including work-
S'' shop, scallop-shell drive, and lush landscap-
1 spCozy2 BR/in ardCredk.
O F, .t,;E -Garage; oat house, and Morel
1.9 ACRES O1 BEAUTIFUL ST. JOE BAYI
W ,ih 115' of.bay, frontage, this picturesque
homesite is located oi a quiet cul-de-sac and' Gulf Front on Cape San Bias, 51'x312',
has .septic tank and driveway in place. A' $399,000. L 4
Bargain @ $225,000. Treasure-Bay on C-30, 103'x217' @
"BEST OF BOTH $7,2,500.
WORLDSI TF,.. Money Bayou, Gulf View, 2 lots for
Gulf Fron, $90,000.
"i :^ To~-rhome als.o Money Bayou, 546,000.
S eaures incredi' Treasure Shores, Gulf View, 2 lots @
"*": ble Bay V.'e' $86.000 each.
Tastefully deco. Cape Sdn Bias 1st Tier, 102'xl06' @
: rated. ths 3 S179,900.
SR,'2 BA beauty Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $129,900.
boa.ss numerous "Gulf View lot in Treasure Shores.
S upgrades, cov- $86,000.
ered parking Commercial Lot in Port St. Joe. 50'X 170'
tao comlorlable $39,900.
"- :., decks And is Cape San Bias Shores Gulf View. 3 Lots
offered partially for only $129,000.
furnished at Gulf Front Homesite bordering Statefrk.
5219,900. 50' X 367'z. $650,000.
appointment only, $205,000. Call 850-
227-3397 leave message. tfc3/7
Wifesavers House Keeping Free
Estimates. Excellent References. 8
,years. experience. Wewarnitcnka and .
Port St. Joe areas. 639-9694. 4tc3,' 14-
Need your house cleaned? 4 years
expTJeneri:e, references provided, honest,
dependable, reliable. Call 227-9417 if
no answer please leave message. 4tp3/7
Construction Consulting Co. Home
Inspection. 850-874-0767. Board
Certified Construction & .Home
Inspector RHI4803 CCI5967. 13tpi/24
INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Frederick "Rick" W. Taylor Jr.
Call 227-7637 for appointment
OFFICE LOCATED WITHIN ST JOE FURNITuRE
Single White Male 36 Seeking a
nice lady for friend & possible rela-
tionship. My hobbies & interests are
fisriing. ilking, camping. canoeing.
bicycing. bird watching. momes. Inter-
net. SWUTnmmt1g. walks at the beach &
evening walks. Sounds Good'???
Replies & Photos Welcomed. Wnte to.
P.O. Box 2.i7, Carrabelle. FL 32322.
Fuji '.Le nattress set with franie and a
cherrv wood cnb in good condition.
Please call 227-3412. tfc3, 7
si Port St. Joe Lodge No. I I I
G Reg Stated CorrnTunication
...,.G" Ist & 3rd Thursday ol each
mo.. 5:00 pm.. Masornc Hall.
214 Reid Ate. Tommy Dais. WV.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that D & E POOL 1995,
Ir.e holder of [ie fallo.-ing is C 'eiiij.a.te h 4is ilie.,
;aid cerulla'e l-r .a l a, eed to be i-'ued rh-rerc.o
The ,:-rnircatie nur-ber Irid ,eur :,I i"zuIwce thr-
deJr c-ipltn o tbhe proper. ind the nran.e in .r.i.h
Sit was a.ae.,.;ed are 2a -.l; z
'Certiicate No. 347 AppIhcation No. 200'- I '
Year of Issuance: 1995 "R.E. No. 05862-OOOR.
Description of Property:
THE WESTERLY 25 FEET OF LOT 14, BLOCK 1009
OF MILLVIEW ADDITION UNIT NO. I 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 being In the Gulf County. State
of Florida. '
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described In such certificate will
be eold t 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
4tc March 14. 21,.28 and April 4. 2002
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION ,
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf C6unty 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
.Summary: The following is a brief description of
each proposal change.
Instructional Materials Procedures Man4al
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. 0
Date: Tuesday.;April 16,.2002 '
Place: Board Room. Gulf County School
Board Office. 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 Huipan
Resources and approved for consideration by Jerry
E. Kelley. Superintendent..
Amendmlents" -.- .
InstrucUonal Materials Procelures Manual *
Publish March 14 and 21. 20p2
The City of Wewahltchka announces that the
Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
(Consumer Confidence Report) for,the period 'of
January 1, 2002 through December 3.1. 2002. Is
now avai blh' Trlt*-Inspection at the City Hall
during normal business hours (7:00 AM-4:00 PM
2tc March 14 and 21. 2002
Bid #0102-19 (for a new dumlp-truck for the Gulf
County BOard df 6 it"''"*Tunimissioners- Road
Department) will be opened at the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd..
Room 148. Port St. Joe. Florida on Tuesday. March
26. 2002 at 1:00 p.m.. E.S.T. The public is Invited to
Publication Date: March 21. 2002
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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 Repc;enrtau.e attorney are as set
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
All persons on whom this Notice Is -er-ed who'
have objections that challenge the .u lii. .iin.r, -
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
service of a copy of the Notice on them "I
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.(3) months after the date of the first.publl-
.cation 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 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 '
262'Diamond' Ridge Blvd.
.iuburrnid,, FL 33823
Timothy J. McFarland. Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reld Avenue'
Port St. Joe. FL 32451
FL Bar No.: 0984868
Attorney for Personrli f .':.r':',rn a. r
L r.l ri:h 14 ,an i C '. '
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,. FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNT
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lir~i l-,ut.]l,; ll A l ;l l rl.:l.c rllh norc' ., l ,:ci-
Ell'Ild ITlaII rtl.u l'l rr l:. : ,lp r, r U,?shdE f- ,. ,:111
Readllg &,,'.,'d PCl~lil-t li,- H ]I:,l-i,., F,,' B,:,,
for Finri Or,'.r ol F-:flel[ufr. r.3- ;tcer, filed In the
Cecilia Redding Boyd
CECILIA REDDING BOYD
Florida Bar No.0004030 .
P.O. Box 860
P'nrma '-ir, FL 3 4'..
14`01 .r_'3 17 07
.A-IS -JrJT ST -TrE R'TTRPE'i
2ic Manr,:n i r an. l 1, -,'2,
AUTO # BAILEY' gaillolip ELECTRONIC, IN -B UTY@BOOKKEEPINO
CLEANERS OCOIN5 BY THE WoCARPET & DPRM R -DRY WALL WORK
1 9 CAWWAMIUM o CAWWWW o GUTTERS I
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF PORT
vs. Case No. 2001-452-CA
JAMES G. SHIVER and wife PAMELA E. SHIVER;
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK, UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA. BRIDGEFIELD EMPLOYERS INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY, TERRY OTWELL d/b/a OTWELL
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I,. DOUGLAS C.
BIRMINGHAM. Clerk of the above named Court.
under and by virtue of the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered In said Court on March 4, 2002
in that certain cause, wherein James G. Shiver.
Pamela E. Shiver, Wewahitchka State Bank. United
States of America. Bridgefleld Employers Insuranc6
Company ,and Terry Otwell d/b/a Otwell &
Associates were Defendants, being Cirduit Court
Case No.2001-452-CA, will offer for sale and sell at
public outcry, to the highest and best 'bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Courthouse in Port St.
Joe. Florida, at the hour of 11:00 EST a.m, on the
5th day of April, 2002, the following described prop-
erty situated in Gulf County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 10, Block 2, Unit 1, Ward Ridge
Subdivision according to the official plat
recorded in Plat Book 2. Page 3. Public
Records of Gulf County. Florida.
Said property to be sold with all tenements, heredi-'
taments and appurtenances thereto belonging,. and
being sold to satisfy said Final Judgment of
At the time of sale, the successful high bidder shall
post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five percent
(5%) of the final bid or $1.000.00, whichever Is less.
The balance of the final bid shall.be paid to the Clerk
within twenty-four (24) hours after the 'sale. The
successful high bid shall be exclusive of the docu-
mentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. In the
event of a third party successful bid, the third party
successful bidder shall pay; in addition to the bid
amount, any and all documentary stamps on. the
Certificate ofTitle. "
In accordance with: the American With Disabilities
Act,. persons needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should contact the
State Court Administrator's Office no later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.at 1000 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456;
Telephone: (850)229-6113; 1-800-955-8771 (TDD)I
Sor 1-800'877Q(V), via Florida Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand 'and the seal of said Court this
4th day of March, 2002.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY, FL
By! /s/ Tonya.Knox, Deputy Clerk
2tc March 21 and 28,2002
B T I r ,1
456:, :ounr, Rcod .t .
F.irt Si .dl.e FL i324,'. '
NOTICE OF AUCTION
BL. Tuciroing mill cte .eiling the I':.llc. ing .cni-
cl, ..:,n re 2'r,.- i.: ', .:I r.M ar..h 2002 at 9 : ,A M
e.iimrn Lind.ird lUle. Te sale *n1l be held a 4 560
C R 386,C (,,erLtr-elii. Portn St .l:e. FL 3,4'..': We
reserve the right to refuse any and all bid .
Year Make Viln*
1998 .ISUZU JABRT517SJ7423109
Itc, March 21, 2002. .
B&A TOWING *
4560 County Road 386
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
( ,)'I -47.3 ,3
NOTICE OF AUCTION
l B&A Towing will be selling the following vehi-
" cle on the 29th day of March,, 2002 at 9:00 A.M.
e rtn:rr, 1i'i l.J une The sale will be held.at 4560
R 3116 i10.' izteci Port St. Joe, FL32456. We
reserve the right to refuse any and all bids.
1988 FORD. 1FMYU22X7WUB58S10
Itc. Marfch 21 2002.
NOrlCE OF INTENT TO REGISTER '
Notice isf hereby given 'that, pursuant to Chapter
865.09 Floridd Statutes, the undersigned intends to
register with the Division of / Corporations.
D.,artrrent ol State the ficiicu; tru.de name under
Srii:n I .ir .ll be ena)ed in baim.; anrd in which
zaid 1u. inesi l [.:-. be c3rni.J orn i tv w
NAME TO BE REGISTERED:
0 J : E-fiTRPPJSES 'ff CI.Lr CO.. INC.
r iM.-lLlric. ADDRES .' .
L r:'- Fid A. er,,e .ull" County, Port, St. Joe, FL
32456, L r, : ,
SC.T'i 'ST .
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Mize Plumbing, lass & Supply, Inc.
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PLUMBING SUPPLIES i GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
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850-229-6821 or 227-3885
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1 Call Does It All For Your
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SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
.SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
MOBILE &.MODULAR HOMES
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator
FL Lic. PRA006 706 2
Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
.State Lic. #RA0066486 Mobile: 227-5568
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Fire/Smoke Restoration IICRC Certified Technicians
Residential/Commercial Cleanitig Mold and Mildew
Remediation Sewage Backflow Free Estimates
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Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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Free Estimates RF0066770
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REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
Dealer for Frigidaire MFRIGIDAIRE
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6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
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Fencing, Chain Link &
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SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112
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Power Washing & Painting
,- Drive Ways
,_ e/t1 tetion to- ( etta//
Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
carpentry & architectural details
repairs remodels decks new construction
Insured License #RR0067190
LKr ice, LL
44 ft. lift* Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580
Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
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