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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 4, 2002
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Tom Sawyer Days

Photos & story on Page I B

Apalachicola River Is


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The Star Onmhine at http://www.StarFL.com


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Dykes Is Roadeo Champ
Photo & story on Page 6A

Sports Updates Pages 1& 1 IA

IMCA Racing
Photo & story on Page 12A

Law Enforcement Activities
City & County on Page 7A

Worship Opportunities P 4


Classifieds


Page 5B


Enterprise Zone

Workshop In

Wewa April 8th
Gulf County's Economic
S Development Council Director
Karen Whaley announced that a
special "Enterpnse Zone" workshop
has been planned in Wewahitchka.
the Gulf County Commission
was successful recently in having
the Enterprise Zone expanded dra-
matically in the north end of the
,county. The area in and around the
'City of Wewahitchka now has
approximately five square miles of
land which is included in this des-
ignation.
Being designated an Enterpnse
Zone brings certain incentives to
the table for expanding and new
businesses. Richard Williams,
Opportunity Florida representative,
will be at the workshop and will
provide a program outlining the
incentives. He can provide informa-
tion and answer questions that
business owners and operators
might have about the incentives.
The meeting will be held on
Monday, April 8th. at the old Gull
County courthouse complex in
Wewahitchka. at 10:00 a.m. central
time.
Whaley said everyone interest-
ed is minlted to attend the program.
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Mill Demo0iti0n Contract Signed



Work Expected to Take 20 Month.s to Complete

Smurfit Stone Container7 .
Corporation Tuesday ,..
announced plans to demolish.
the Florida Coast paper mill in -
Port St Joe. The demolition work
is set to begin this spring and
will take about 20 months to
complete.
"There were no plans to .
reopen the mill, so it makes
sense to clear the land and open "
it for future development," said -.,
Smurfit-Stone Site Manager '
Ferrell Allen.
Smurfit-Stone and real
estate firm The St. Joe Company
will work cooperatively to con-
sider possible development con- N -J
cepts for the site. By disman-
ting the site and conducting a
feasibility study, both Smurnit-
Stone and The St. Joe Company
hope to pave the way for the -
greater economic development
of Gulf County and the Port St.z
Joe community. .
"We have no preconceived '
notions for this site. so we want- "
ed a partner with creativity, and A .
roots in the community," said
Allen. "We believe St. Joe is the
perfect fit." ,
The C.C.C. Group, of Fort
Worth. Texas, was awarded the
demolition contract.
Follow up information con-
cerning the demolition work will
be reported as the contractor
and company begin the process. .
... .. .


Veteran' Ho to be Name



for Port St. Joe's Clifford Sims


*by Tim Croft
t TALLAHASSEE Customers of
MFlorida Power Corp. will save hun-
dreds rrullions of dollars over the
next four years under a rate reduc-
tion agreement reached between
the utility and consumer groups.
According- to Florida Public
Counsel Jack Shreve, the utility's
1.4 million customers will save
J- more than $500 million through
2005.
Under the agreement, which
still must be approved by the
Florida Public Service Commission,


the typical residential monthly bill
for 1,000 kilowatt hours would drop
from $91.65 to $81.62.
"TI really think this is excellent,"
Shreve said. 'I was surprised at the
final rate reduction we got." I
Florida's Public Counsel, by
statute, represents customers .of
the state's public utilities.
The savings under the agree-
ment announced last week include
a permanent annual reduction in
basic rates of $125 million, or 9.25
percent, effective May 1.
(See Rate Reduction on Page 9A


It's that time of the year again! Yes, this Saturday
night-or more properly, Sunday morning-then entire
nation, including Gulf County,, will once again revert to "day-
light savings time" at 2:00 in the morning, after operating on
eastern standard time" since the last weekend in October.
Be sure to set all your wristwatches, alarm clocks, grand-
father clocks and sundials FORWARD one hour so you won't
be tardy for church services or your other appointed tasks of
the day.
Unfortunately, this will give you one less hour of sleep
Saturday night. but it'll be returned to you in the fall when
the time changes once more to eastern standard time.


by Tim Croft
To the members of his squad in
Vietnam on a dangerous long ago
February day. Clifford Chester Sims
was almost certainly a man they'd
never forget.
Now, state legislators have
ensured his name will be forever
memonahzed.
A bill recently passed by the
Florida Legislature names a vceter-
ans' nursing home rising in Bay
County after Sims, a permanent'
reminder of the sort of selfless her6o-
ism and bravery that surfaces in.
times of war.
Henceforth the $ 11 million.
120-bed facility' is .completed on
Tram Road in Springfield current-
ly slated to open next spring will
be known as the Clifford Chester
Sims State' .Veterans' Nursing
Home.
Groundbreaking for the facility'
was in Januariv.
SSims, a native of Port St. Joe,


commissioners lead by lending their
support to the initiative.
"This is a guy who gave his life
for his country and probably 99
percent of the people in Bay and
Gull County don't know his name,"
said Rep. Allan Bense, R-Pananma
City, who was instrumental in
inserting language naming the facil-
ity for Sims into legislation in both
the Florida House and Senate.
"What a way to recognize a guy
who gave his life for his country.
What a hero." ,
SB 962, a bill addressing a
.range of veterans issues, contained.
in section 8, the language naming
the home for Sims.,
A companion House bill includ-
..ed similar wording, but it was the


Staff Sgt. Clifford Sims

Staff Sgt. Clifford Sims


Senate version that passed in the
waning days of the legislative ses-
sion two weeks ago.,
The bill awaits the signature of
the governor, who is expected to
sign it into law.
.. "Nobody is more, deserving of
having this building named after
him," said Rep. Bev Kilmer, R-
Quincy, of Sims.
Kilmer said several Gulf County
citizens had approached her' about
the issue. .
In turn, several area Panhandle
legislators were enlisted for support
before broader backing was sought
in the full legislature.
"It almost seemed like a no-
brainer," Kilmer-said. "It's fun and
(See Sims on Page 9A)


City Wants to Increase Term Length

of City Commissioners and Place Value on Marina Property


was a edal of01 onor recipient for PortSt. Joe city commissioners
his actions in protecting his squad agreed to an ordinance placing a
in-- a wooded province in the referendum on the May 14 city elec-
Republic of Vietnam. tion ballot asking. voters if they
As one of just three Medal of, -would like to extend terms in office
Honor recipients ever from the. from the current two years to four
Panhandle the other two were years.
Pensacola natives Sims seemed Current commissioners and the
the natural choice when. discus- mayor are serving two year terms
sions turned to naming the new and two seats, Group 3 and Group
veterans' nursing home arose. 4, will appear on the ballot in May.
"It's been a matter of practice to -Those seats are now held by
name a home after a Medal of Commissioners Benny .Roberts and
Honor recipient," said Matt Ubben David Horton.
of the Florida Department of If voters agree to the term
Veterans' Affairs in Tallahassee.' extension the ordinance would go
Ubben said that as soon as the into effect immediately upon adop-
nursing home was committed to tion.
Bay County his office worked with During discussions concerning
area veterans groups to reach a the question the board has cited
consensus on naming the facility. cost to conduct an election every
That Sims was born and raised year, anticipation of better voter
in the center's backyard he lived turnout and overall expense to both
on Avenue F as a youngster and candidates and the city could be
graduated from Washington High reduced as reasons for the change.
only strengthened the case for his Registration books. are now
name being on the building. open atthe Gulf County Supervisor
n e b g on th of Elections office for city residents
Especially with the Gulf County to register to vote. They will remain
Commission, at the urging of Gulf open through April 15, 2002.
County Veterans Service Officer Bo A voters' registration drive will
Williams, passing a resolution be conducted on Saturday, April
requesting the home be named after 13, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at
Sims. Duren's Piggly Wiggly. Candidate
Area legislators followed the qualifying period will begin April 17


at noon and ends April 24 at noon
for persons wishing to file as candi-
dates for either of the two commis-
sion seats up for election.
MARINA PROPERTY BEING
APPRAISED-


Commissioners agreed to
accept a proposal .from James
Lester to evaluate the out parcels of
property surrounding the Port St.
Joe Marina complex and establish a
,(See City on Page 6A)


Shackleford Running for District 4 Seat


Amy Shackleford has
announced her intention to run for
County Commissioner District 4
seat, saying, "The needs for the
entire people of District 4 are not
addressed and the living conditions
are substandard and unfair." The
District 4 seat was earned ,by the
efforts of the NAACP's appeal, from
the national level to the Supreme
Court, on behalf of African-
Americans through an Affirmative'
Action court order. This affirmative
action court order granted the
opportunities for minorities, partic-
ularly African-Americans, to be
treated fair, just, equal, to receive a
greater chance to become elected to
an office, and. an avenue for their
people to address their concerns,
and seek a positive solution to their
problems.
The District 4 County
Commissioner's seat has been held


by Nathan Peters, Jr. since the
affirmative action court order. The
order enabled African-Americans of
District 4, in 1986, to first become
(See District 4 on Page 9A)


aorida. Power Customers

tO Receive Rate Reduction


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR,


Hunker Down With Kes by KesleyColbert


Family Tradition


Did You Ever Know


That You're My Hero?
Several times over the years. I've rambled on in this space
about how very special this community in which we live is. -
Now, don't get me wrong, we're not perfect. In fact, there's
probably plenty of room for improvement. What we do have,
though, is a bond that has developed over a lifetime which seem-
ingly binds hearts in an almost "scriptural" manner.,.
That bonding agent, of course, is love. Most of us' have sung
the song reflecting on scripture, "We are one in the bond of love."
Those words not only ring true but have rung loudly for many
years in our community as the meaning of family ties has extend-
ed beyond the origin of like blood running through our veins.
If ya'll don't mind bearing with me a few moments while I
ramble through this column... Several events have occurred that
have caused me to step back and take a look at who we are.
After the 9- 11 terrorist attack and the subsequent announce-
ment of the war on terrorism by President Bush (made on October
7th, my 50th birthday) the whole world began to look at many
things very differently. I wil] confess to becoming a little compla-
cent about the daily results of the war. I said to myself when we
had our first American fatal casualty, "It's amazing how we can
fight a.war of this magnitude and have so little loss of life on our
part."
Little did I know several days later when I heard the news that
a Navy pilot had died while training in his F- 14 Tomcat how dif-
ferent this war was soon to become. It wasn't until the next day
that I heard Chris Blaschum. a graduate of Port St. Joe High
School and son of this community, was that pilot.
At that moment the war on terrorism was more than just an
event being replayed on the evening news of an unmanned laser-
guided bomb hitting another Taliban hiding place. It was real!
Yes, the war is real and our communities rallied around those
who lost Chns and mourned his loss as if his blood did flow
through our veins.
Thousands of lives had been lost on 9-11 and there are sev-
eral stories of close calls had by many of our sons and daughters
during those dreaful moments. On March 2nd, 2002 this terror-
ist campaign took on a whole new meaning. It became very per-
sonal.
Even- year our communities have Veteran Day programs. One
of the most heart-touching moments during those programs is
when the names of those who paid the ultimate price are read
aloud.
One ,by one those names are read. After each name is-read a in
single ringing of the bell echoes a moment in time when heroes
are remembered. honored and thanked for their ultimate-Ig to
us--their lives.'
While Chris Blaschum did not lose his life in the line of duty.
, he will always be remembered as another one of our heroes .
.Thanks, Chris.


Too Good to be True-


I've Been Gored by the


1E-mail Bull

An experienced newspaper person like myself should have
known better than to believe, or worse yet. quote anything from
over the internet. Turns out the terrorist that Oliver North was
threatened by was Abu Nidal. not Osama bin Laden.
Furthermore. committee counsel John Nields, was asking the
questions. not Al Gore. While I wipe the mud from my eyes, .1
guess I have to ditto what one of my e-mail partners said some
things are just too good to be true.
I've been gored while trying to gore Gore--ouch!!!


My youngest son recently
blasted me into the past, "Daddy,
do you know anything .about-.the
underlying causes of the Great
Depression of the 1930s? I've got
to do a report......." '


Never Too Many Cooks in H


I'M STILL "PLEASINGLY
plump". despite herculean
attempts to become svelte and.
trim. But. it's not my fault, you
.understand. A' small army of
good cooks keep me tasting to
the point to .where -my waistline
strains my pants. ,
For instance. I. had three
'invitations for' dinner just last
week, and 'another this week to
celebrate my birthday. Add to
this a regular delicious dinner at
my Rotary. Club meeting at the
Gulf 'Pines Hospital cafeteria
every Thursday and you come up
with the, equation that I am,well,
fed! '
Every time I go to my kidney
doctor, Dr; Curry, he wants to
know how much weight I have
lost. I have to hang my head in
shame and admit to having lost
not one pound! In the 'ver next
breath he will ask: "Hows your
4ppetite?"
Well, Doc, my appetite is
apparently too good!, ,
SHe wants me to eat, and .at


the same time. lose weight. Isn t
that some sort of an oxymoron?
BUT, GETTING BACK to my
small army of good food suppli-
ers. '
These all fill in for my resi-.
dent chef, Frenchie. who has the,
oven on lher range out of whack
at the present time and is sort of.
handicapped, in her own way.
They saw their number grow by
one, last week, wheni.Barbara
Whitfield "was added to the
troops.
It seems Barbara and
.Frenchie started exchanging
pound take secrets after church'
the other Sunday, when Barbara


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blurted out, I have a fresh-
baked pound cake at home right
now which I can hardly wait to'
..'get home and sample it!" .
Well, their woinan-talk' con-
tinued a lit tie while and eventu-
-ally Frenchie went home.
Let me pause right.here to
point out that Frenchie makes a
mean pound cake! Shesays the
secret is in the mixing and does
she mix it! She'll put the ingredi-
Serits in her mixer and let it run-
for about an hour. She hafs
imparted this, pound cake cook-
ing trick to all three of our
daughters and they are almost as
expert'at it as their mother. '.:
SI don't lack for pound cake!


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I chuckled and gave him the
bad news. 'Son. you are on the
wrong side of it for me to do you
any good! I don't have a clue as to
what caused 'it-but I'm a walking.
Iing ex::pert on the effects of the
Great Depression!"
1 My first' conscious memory.
was 'getting lost in that gigantic
garden behind the house. I' could-
n't walk yet, but my parents had
me crawling up, and down the
rows, scratching away a little dirt
and-:dropping in a mustard seed. I


is Army.
No sooner had. Barbara' got
home, until she was on .the
phone to Frenchie:
"Frenchie., Im bringing you
and Wesley a chunk of this'
pound cake!
Well. in a few minutes; here
she canie, bearing a sizeable
chunk of warm,: fresh, pound
cake. ', .. '
That hunk of cake fairly
floated along in the air, it was so,
light; and delicious; and fluffy!
Barbara has herself a regular
,job. keeping me supplied with
pound cake!
Her name has been added to
the others who occasionally
bring by samples of their culi-
'nary art.
First off, there is Sue, my
eldest son's wife. She loves to
cook and is always trying out a
new cake, casserole or some
'other, such dish she'has become
famous for. from homemade blue
cheese 'salad dressing, to cat-
,head biscuits. Guess who gets to.
sample these -dishes?


was shaking off some peanuts a
couple of years later when I figured
I was old enough to quesuon why I
had been down here planting .
plowin pulling' or picking' near
bout everyday of my natural life!
"Son. you don't remember
those Hoover days but 1 lived
through them. It was. rough! Times
were hard! I remember when peo-
ple were hungry. We want to make
sure we have food no matter what.
happens in this country." .
By the second grade I took a


Then, there is Ouida Branch,
who periodically' makes up .a
batch of piping-hot fresh crack-
lingcornbread! :
Now, that's nectar for the
gods! It's good to me, too.
Jessie Core will occasionally
bring me a fresh pan of still-
warm apple-nut bread or a loaf of
pumpkin bread! Talk about g-o- -
So-p-d!
I CAN'T GET BY without
bragging on the men who are
chefs and regular contributors to
my larder, either.,
Ralph Walton makes up a big
batch of Brunswick stew. every
fall and he shares it with me.'You
know the kind: hand-ground
meat, corn, okra and the other
secret ingredients, which he
cooks for the better part of a day.
For dessert, he'll occasionally
whip up a batch of fudge with
nuts in it. ,
Three of my sons are regular
contributors. Ray, ,my oldest, is a


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TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or orgissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage Further than
amount received for such advertisement
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed.
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely-
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The'
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains..


bad case of the covetousnesss"
over those four dollar Levi Strauss
jeans Buster Hershburger was
sporting around in. I was some-
what embarrassed and felt a bit
self conscious having to "make'do"
with the two dollar and t-wentry-:five
cent Tuf-Nut overalls. I brought
this "oversight" to Dad's.attention.
"Son, you don't remember those
Hoover days but I lived through
them. It was rough! Times were
hard! We've got to save every
penny we can. We've got to be pre-
pared if something like that hap-
pens again."
I didn't understand! We were
cutting out heads of Washington.
Jefferson and Lincoln .every
February. I was reading Landmark
books on Davy Crockett and Paul
Revere..... but I could t. dig up
nothing on this Ioover guy.
The eighth grade end-of-the-
year dance came along and me and
Mary Hadley Hayden purposed to
get dressed up and check it out.
We didn't either one have a clue
about dancing. but we figured at
the very least we could get some
punch and meet Sadie Hawkins.
I needed to 'look right" for the
occasion and figured 'a new suit
would set me in good steadfor the
dance and help me win AMary
Hadley's heart. Dad felt it' Was a
route frivolous seeing as how I was
still growing and might not get but
one or two wears out of it. "Your
cousin Charles has that 'old blue
serge suit that we handed down to
him year before last. It will just
about fit you now. No need to
throw money away! %
I protested as much as I dared.
"Son, you don't remember those
Hoover days, but I lived through


them. It was rough! Times were....".
I turned sixteen and lusted
miughtily after one of those 1956
Chevrolet model 210 sedans. I did-
n't even bother to ask. It wouldn't
have done any good and I'd had
about all of those "we've got to be
prepared in case "IT happens ,
again" speeches that I could stand.
I didn't klA"ow who this Hoover
fellow -vA-'bLif"l was beginning to
figure out why they named a vacu-
um cleaner after him. Seems he '"
sucked up Wal ,the food. money.
good times, youthful enthusiasm,
reasons for living....He was cramp-
ing my style sormethmg awful-and
you couldn't believe my shock
when I got to Mrs. Doris Vinson's
American history class and discov-
ered that he'd been off center slage
now for some thirt'-five years!
Good gnef, I thought he lived
in one of those big houses in town
and held the mortgage on every
farm-in the valley! '"..'here ain't ho
way I'm needing to live such a
Spartan life here! l've'beeri taught
to scrimp and save Iikl the bottom
was gonna fall out torn rrow....
.1 went home dete mined .'to
explain a little economic,. history
and the "era of goodV feeling"
brought on by the post v'ar surge
in sales, building, manufcturiig,

(See KESLEY ON P .GE 3)




thing! He attempted a chi n
casserole the other day whi&h
was top of the line!
Alford and David Horton,'
son-in-law, are both fish cookers.
If they have fish, I have them,.
too. Even their mullet is superb.
Audra McLawhon makes my *
favorite dish and brings it to me
every once in a while.
She makes baked beans -
from scratch! She simmers the I
in an earthern are crotk, k,, e. Y,
they are supposed to be prepared jT'
and adds just the right amount
of salt bacon and molasses along
with the other ingredients to cre-
,ate a masterpiece of beans
My in-laws, Wilna and Jack
Williamson, add tothe delicious
mixture by sending me care
packages from Washington state
containing fresh-picked English
walnuts, 'fresh Washington state
.apples and pears .and mn occa-
sional homemade fruit cake!
I can get by, with those vit-
ties!


ustrated chef. He'll try any-

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Patricia's New Eyes Found In


Amazing Pound Dog Named Trooper


A stay at the GCHS brought new light to Trooper's future.


by Tim Croft
Patncia Hanible feels liberat-
ed from the darkening tunnel of
her field of vision. .
Her liberator was a four-
legged golden boy.
Hanible. a resident of Five
Acre Farms, has spent the bulk of
her adulthood battling a heredi-
tary form of glaucoma, a degener-
ative disease that is steadily nar-
rowing her field of vision.
It is a disease that attacked
every other child in her family of
five.
A brother is already complete-
ly blind. Hanible was educated at
the Florida School for the Deaf
and Blind in Marianna.
She had two implants. She is.
as she puts it, "maxed out" on all


Mock Accident Part of Traffic


Safety Program 12th at PSJHS


' The Gulf County Sheri
S.Department, Port St. Joe Polic
Department and Fire Departmen
'Gulf County EMS, Comforte
Funeral Home, B&A Towing an
several students from Port St. Jc
High School will be tearing up I
present a unique traffic safely
program at Port St. Joe Hig
School on Apnl 12th at 1:30 p.m


Kesley

exports and rising confidence
the American system.
I waxed ,eloquently "for
while" on how many cars were c
the road in America. How tl
banking industry was growing ar
expanding by loaning money
new areas. How people had cas
in those banks....and in the
pockets. How the stock mark
was skyrocketing everyday. Ho
everything was flourishing min th
great nation!
Dad just shook his hea
"Son, that's exactly the way foil
were living in the early part
1929."
I gave up. And went out to tl
garden,., and picked a bushel
e. ntucky wanderers. I don't knc
what caused those events that l
to the economic hard times of tl
*' thirties but I was still feeling t
aftermath well into the 1960s.
Daddy never actually blame
the whole depression on one ma
He felt Mr. Hoover was just in t
wrong place at the wrong time. I
'spent his lifetime making su


ff The program consists of a
2e mock accident using students as
t, accident victims, and one or more
er dramatic readings. The accident
d will be played out in "real time".
3e giving the student audience the
:o feel for what occurs during and
ty after a serious accident.
,h Emergency services will be
n. responding with .lights and


Continued from Page 2A

in that his boys wouldn't be!
I go into the shirt store today
a and the first thing I look at is the
>n price tag. I'm greeted on the lot by
he the smiling car salesman and I'm
id not interested in the white wall
in tires and the wrap-around sur-
sh round sound-I want to know how
*ir much it's gonna cost! I can't enjoy
et a meal. no matter how good, if the
)w ticket rises too high.
People kid me today about
being a little too much on the con-
kd servative side. They laugh at my
ks twelve year old truck. And I see
of them "pretending not to see" the
holes in my carpet. They ask me if
he that tie I'm wearing came over on
of the Mavilower....
ed Folks, I can't help it. I was
he raised in the shadow of the Great
he Depression. You may not remem-
ber those years, but I lived
ed through them! It was rough! Times
n. were.....
he
He Respectfully,
re Kes


sirens during the event to the
High school parking lot, where
the "accident will be staged.
A narrator will be used to
'explain to the students what each
agency is doing to rescue the
injured, deal with the fatalities,
and the under-the-influence dri-
ver.
The program will be presented
a few days before the High School
Prom. It is the intention of the
presenters to offer to the students
in attendance information which
hopefully will allow them to make *
wise decisions for prom rnght, and
to arrive home safely after the
prom.
Other topics being presented
are seat belt usage, driving with
headlights on and causes of driver
inattention, which might lead to
an accident.
Parents and family members
are invited to attend the program.
Again. please do not become
alarmed when you hear the sirens
going to the school-this is just a
re-enactment of an accident to
show the students how a real ife
situation would be handled.
A rain date of April 16th at
1:30 p.m. has been set in the
event of bad weather on the 12th.


the available medications. She
has no sight in her left eye.,
Top off her medical chart with
diabetes.
Due to, her eyesight Hanible
had become afraid to walkby her-
self at night. Even a daytime trek
around the yard made her leery.
The answer was a Seeing Eye
dog; a step she had resisted f6r
years.,
"It's a form of rejection"
Hanible said. "I fought my loss of
independence. I don't know how
to say no." .
Further. Hanible rebuffed the
usual channels for obtaining a.
trained Seeing Eye dog.
There are waiting lists. The
dog and owner are put together by
the training organization. a sort of
blind date that must last a life-
time.
I know my disease, I know
myself," Hanible said. "I know
what's best for me. I needed to
choose one that's right for me."
So she choose a rather
unusual source to find her dog:
the Gulf County Humane Society.
On her visit she looked over
the dogs while waiting for
Humane Society director Carolyn
Lee to assist her.
There was an immediate con-
nection with a golden retriever
named "Trooper."




SEASON OF COLOR
BOUGAINVILLEAS, OLEANDERS, HIBISCUS,. ANDEVILLA,
ALAMANDA, EUCALYPTUS I BUTTERFLY ATTRACTORS. ETC.
INDIAN HAWTHORNE TREES,
VIBURNUM SNOWBALL
Japanese Magnolias, Bottle Brush, Antique Roses,
Fruit Trees, Landscape Trees, Shrubs, eta.
Cold Tolerant Citrus:
Satsuma, Oranges, Kumquat, Lemons, etc.
COME SEE NATURE COME ALIVE
, v IV ] I 2 -'.


-The bond quickly took root.
Not only was Trooper, eight
months old, a good age, and
beautiful but he seemed to under-
stand what Hanible required in a
canine mate.
"This 'dog just seemed to
know," Lee said. "He was so sweet
and gentle"
Trooper instinctively loped to
Hanible's right side, as Seeing Eye,
dogs are trained, and to stop her
when an unseen obstacle was in
Hanible's path.
S'"He was amazing." Hanible
said. "He knows to protect me. He
knew the commands."
The adoption, the first of a
dog for such purposes for the Gulf
.County Humane Society in the
four years of its adoption pro-
gram. was quickly finalized.
, Trooper has been fixed and


has made, himself comfy in
Hanible's home, even staking out
his own room.
Hanible, that independent
streak surfacing. said she'll try to
train him herself. She figures that
given his age, disposition and
instincts she's ahead of the game.
If she needs help she'll seek it
out. There are resources.
But for now. Hanible will
bask in the simply joy of a solitary
walk around her backyard and
out to the road.
"'Last night was the first time
since I moved out here to the
country' in 1998 that I walked
around my yard at night." Haruble
said.
"It'was amazing. I feel free.
That's a big word for me to use. I
feel free. I have Trooper and I feel
safe."


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PAGE 4A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, k002


Apalachicola River



on Endangered List


Florida's Apalachicola River
has been named one of the
nation's Most Endangered Rivers
for 2002, with repeated dredging
and drastic flow manipulations
being cited as the major causes.
These are carried out by the Corps
of Engineers in its effort to main-
tain a commercial shipping chan-
nel.
American Rivers and dozens
of environmental, outdoor recre-
ation, and taxpayer groups placed
the Apalachicola .11th on the
annual list of the nation's most
endangered rivers.
"The Corps of Engineers is
destroying the ecological treasure
that is the Apalachicola River in a
futile effort to maintain a naviga-
tion channel that is barely used,"
said American Rivers President
Rebecca R. Wbdder. "Even the
Corps admits that its work on the
Apalachicola is not justified. It's
time to put an end to this failed
endeavor and start. restoring the
Apalachicola River."
The Apalachicola River and
portions of its major tributaries in
Georgia and Alabama are part of
the Inland Waterway System. The
law authorizes *the Corps to
repeatedly 'dredge the nver in an
attempt to maintain a shipping
channel deep enough for commer-
cial barges. The Corps has buried
more than a quarter of the river's
banks under huge mounds of
sand dredged from the 4iver.
These piles smother habitat and
vegetation and prevent water from`
entering the river's sloughs and
side channels.
In addition, the Corps period-


ically opens the spigot on
upstream dams to create "naviga-
tion windows" of high water that
allow barges to travel upstream.
These man-made floods disrupt
natural spawning cycles and
strand many spawning species in
the. floodplain when the high
waters suddenly recede. Apala-
chicola River sport fish popula-
tions have been in rapid decline
since this practice began in 1990,
and the April 2000 navigation
window resulted in an almost
complete failure of sport fish
spawn along the entire Apalachi-
cola River and reservoirs
upstream.
"Every living thing has
evolved with the natural rhythm.
of the seasons .and the natural
fluctuations of the, water, levels,"
said Marilyn Blackwell with Help
Save the Apalachicola River. "In a
natural setting there is a season
for all things but in the
Apalachicola the, artificial rise and
fall of the water levels, wreak.l


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unholy war on all life within."
The Corps persists with these
activities vpen though navigation
is an economic lost cause. Barge
traffic on the Apalachicola and its
tributaries is virtually non-exis-
tent, and the $20 million spent
each year by the federal govern-
ment to maintain navigation
returns only about $8 million to
the economy.
American Rivers and its part-
ners called gn Congress to deau-
thorize maintenance of the
shipping channel, provide for ade-
quate freshwater flows, and
authorize full and ecologically
sustainable restoration of the
Apalachicola. The groups also
called on the states of Alabama,
Florida, and Georgia to adopt a"
final water allocation agreement
that guarantees adequate in-
stream flows to ensure the health
of the river and .protect the valu-
able fisheries of the Apalachicola
Bay.


Const. Park Gets Grant


The Constitution Convention
Museum State Park has received.
a S1.732.50 'grant from the
Historical Museums Grants-In-
Aid Program in support of its edu-
cational mission to interpret the
cultural heritage of Florida.
With this award, the Museum
.will afford its visitors a clearer
understanding of the events sur-
rounding the foundation and
selection of St. Joseph as the city
--in which Florida's first Constitu-


tion was drafted.
This grant money will be used
to fabricate four chronological
,exhibit panels descrinbing the nse
-and fall of St. Joseph and the con-
stitution Convention. These pan-
els will lead thematically and
chronologically from one to the
.next so that visitors will get a
sense of the connections between
the historical penods, as well as
-an appreciation of the historical
significance that this region had,
in the development of the state.
This project has been
financed inpart with Historical
Museums Grants-in-Aid assis-
tance provided by theBureau of
Historical museums. Division of
Historical Resources, Florida
Department of State, Secretary of
State.
Regular museum hours are
9:00-noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
ET, Thursday through Monday
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
Admission is SI per person, while
children under six are free.


-
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5-STAR AUTOMOTIVE broke ground this past Saturday morning. Shown from left are Sandra Chafin,
Executive Director of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Richard Hance, Stan Siprell, Cierra-.
Scoggins, Coni Scoggins, Matt Scoggins, Zack Scoggins and Matthew Dodson. M


School In School Plans Take

Shape For Wewahitchka MS


by Saleemah Stanley, Your
Capitol Bureau
The state won't forgive Gulf
County a 81.9 million loan that
would have allowed the Wewa-
hitchka Junior-Senior High
School to add a middle school
wing.
Sen. Al Lawson. who submit-
ted a budget request to forgive the
loan. said. "We worked with the
chairman of the Education
Committee. but it did not get
funded last year and the Senate
would not take it up this year."


According to Lawson's re-
quest, the loan was given to 'the
UP r o m Gulf County School Board in'1998
P r ot oPil e to offset the loss of taxes from the
Port St. Joe paper mill." The taxes
are paid and the school board now
New Promt must begin to repay the loan. The
first S500.000 payment is due
Dresses this year.
Gulf County has the money to
ArrivinFg Daily! repay the loan. but officials had
hoped to use the money to build a
new middle school instead.
MllL'.- L Middle and high school siu-
dents now use the same facilities.'
'"The addition of a new build-
306 Reid, Avenue mg would have housed \'e\\a-
Port St. Joe hitchka middle students and
allowed us (o eliminate portables."
(850) 229-9277 said Jem, Kelley. Gulf County .
superintendent of schools. It


would also have provided a focus
on educational programs appro-
priately structured for ,middle
school:aged students in a facility
where the students are not co-
mingled with upper-grade stu-
dents." -
Because, no funding is
expected from the state. Wewa-
hitchka Middle School Coordin-
ator Parrm Lister said they would
separate the middle-grade stu-
dents from the high school stu-
dents within- the existing' facility.
Money set aside for repairs for the
high school will be used for this
project.
"We'll be doing some remodel-
ing and reno-ations to the agri-
cultural/music building in 'the
back (of the campus), and sort of


converting it into rruddle '.school-'
classrooms." Lister said.
Some classrooms, such as
Rooms 001. 002. 004. and 005
are very large. Lister continued.'v
Those rooms will be divided and
made into several regular-sized
classrooms.
Construction will begin after
. students leave .or summer vaca,--
tion May 24. Lister said the-'
remodeling should be completed.
for the 2002-2003 school year.,
"The 2002-2003 school year.
will be the first official school year
for Wewahitchka Middle School."
Lister said. "We have lots of great
plans. a good faculty and good
things in store. so it should be the
first of many great years."


4th Annual Classic & Antique

Boat Show Slated For April 27


The 4th annual Apalachicola
Antique & Classic Boat Show will
be April 27. .Stroll- along the
streets of historic downtown
Apalachicola where antique boats .
and classic examples of tradi-
tional vessels will be on display.
This festival will, emphasize
the maritime history of this pic-
turesque coastal town. Special
highlights will include the
Governor Stone. an authentic,
fully restored Gulf Coast schooner
that embodies the rich fishing his-.
tory of Apalachicola Bay. Plus
authentic oyster boats, workboats
arid a wide array of small classic
arid antique boats.


S Enjoy a display of antique


outboard engines and a model
boat exhibit, nautical arts and
crafts and nautical antiques. For
,more information please call
850/653-9419 or visit chamber
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$6.00 tickets available in advance at:

Chamber of Commerce, 104 W. 4th Street Buzzett's Drugs, 202 Monumet Avenue
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 PAGE 5A


April Whitaker and, Kyle Cowart


Exchange Winter Wedding Vows


April Neather Whitaker and
Kyle Alan Cowart exchanged wed-
ding vows Saturday, December
29; 2001 at 5 p.m. in the Azalea
City Church of God in Valdosta,
GA. .
The bride is the daughter of
Judy Whitaker Row of Valdosta
and the late Wendell Larry
Whitaker. She is the granddaugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs.. Nesby Clio
Adkison, and the late Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis E. Whitaker, Sr. of
Port St. Joe.
The groom is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jerry Cowart of
Valdosta. He is the grandson of
Ann Wilson and the late Clyde

Southern Satisfaction
IS Coming Home
Friday and Saturday, April
5th and 6th,. Southern-
Satisfaction,, featuring St. Joe
native Bobby Kennedy and singer
Michelle Milligan will perform at
the Wonder Bar in St. Joe Beach.
Originally comprised of all Gulf
County musicians (includingL
.Buddy Hamm l-ior to his tenure
at the Wondef Bar) Southern
Satisfaction plays the best in
Country, Top 40 "and R&B.

Senior Group
Mtg/Trip Plans
This, is a newly organized
group that meets the second
.Wednesday of each month at 1:00
ET in the Stiles Brown Senior
Center. .
All senior citizens are encour-
aged to come out to these meet-
ings. Refreshments are served by,
the members attending.
The group ,held discussion at
the March meeting on a bus tour
*to Callaway Gardens May 15th.
The price includes the tour of the
gardens on a trolley, overnight
accommodations for two, lunch
*, served each day, and visits to
nearby places of interest. Call
Jerry Stokoe at 229-8440 .for
information. .
The next meeting is April
10th, 1:00 p.m. ET with a pro-
gram by Mr. Belin with new news
from St. Joseph Bay Care- Center.
.


MISSING
S,Clat aniSic'rs to the
name Bat Man. Black,
wcari'ng pink collar. If
finind phns'c call
850-227-7883


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V
'9
.9


* the bride, her brother, Jarrod
Whitaker, and her. mother in
memory of their father and hus-
band, Wendell L.. Whitaker.
White tries, lights, candle
luminanas and floral pieces deco-
rated the lawn and outside of the
church while; the interior was
filled with greenery, white
Christmas lights, and red poinset-
* tia -. :
The bride's gown was a formal
length, two-piece of diamond-
white royal satin. The strapless
bustier top was accented with sil-
ver beading, Austrian crystals and
. seed pearls, lacing up the back
with white satin ribbons, with a
cathedral length train.


April and Kyle Cowart


Wilson of Bay, GA, and the late'
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cowart of
Valdosta.
The wedding was under the
direction of Mrs. Joe Bush.
Reverend Raymond Gabbard, pas-
tor of the Azalea City Church of
God, performed the double-ring
ceremony. The pianist was Brad
Hughes, friend of the bride.


Vocalists were Kelli Cowart. sister
f. the groom, Javan Anderson.
'friend of the groom. and Jimbo
Jarvis, friend of the bride.
Selections included Did You Ever
Know That "You're 'My,/Hero?,
When I Said I Do, From This
Moment On, and The Lord's
Prayer.
A memory candle was lit by


GCTDC Board Meeting April 10


The Gulf County Transpor
station Disadvantaged Coordin
ating Board announces a meeting

Sea Oats News
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will' have a sale at
the Sunset Park, (next to the El
Governor Motel) on Saturday,
April 6th starting at 9:00 CT.
The club is accepting plants,
shrubs, baked goods and old trea-
sures. They will sell until the
counter is. bare!,
The, monthly meeting will b(
held-Apnril 9th. 9 a.m. CT at theSt
J.oe Volunteer Fire Departmen
community room at Alabama and
Court. *The program will be a
"show arid tell" so bring you
unknpwn plants, and pictures o
by-_gone days and see if they car
name it.
Don t forget their Yard of th(
Month program, with the firs'
award to be given in May.

DRA Meeting
The Downtown Redevelop
ment Agency will hold its monthly.
meeting on Tuesday. Aprl 9th. a
6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting \illbie
held at Preble-Rish, Inc., located
at 40'1 Reid Avenue in Port St
Joe. All members are, urged t<
attend. -


to which all persons are invited.
- The agenda will include the
g annual public hearing, the com-
munity transportation coordina-
tors quarterly operational and
S financial report, commission for
the transportation disadvantaged
t report, and TD trust fund tnp and
1 equipment and planning grant
applications.
The meeting will be held at
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center. 120 Library Dnve in Port
St. Joe on Wednesday. Apnl 10 at
2:00 p.m. ET.
For more information, or if
. you require special accornmmoda-
t tions at the meeting because of a
-disability or physical impairment.
contact Van Bailey at the
r Apalachee Regional Planning
f ,. Council'at S50/674-4571.


Brooke Thompson, friend of
'the bride served as matron of
honor. Bridesmaids were Allise
Adkison, cousin of the bride, Kim
Baliles, Kelly Cusimano, Ashley
Davis, Angela Hayes, Ashley
Howard, Shanna Warr all friends
of the bride. and Kelli Cowart. sis-
ter of the groom. Honorary brdes-
maids were Leigh Adkison of Port
St. Joe, cousin of the bride, and
Hayley Jarvis, friend of the brde.
Flower girls were Kenndv
Cowart,- niece of the groom and
Sydney Thompson, daughter :to
the m atron of honor. h e, ,e
Jerry Cowart. father of the
groom, served as best man
Groomsmen were Kevin Cowart,
brother of the groom. Jarrod
Whitaker. brother of the brde,
Shawn Barrett, Chad Griffin, Billy
Lillis. Tommy Luke, Chris Martin.
Fran Martin. friends of the groom.
A reception was held at the
Valdosta Country Club. Following
a cruise in the Canbbean., the
couple returned to Valdosta where
Kyle is employed as manager with
C.C. Dickson's. He is also a semi-
professional softball player April
through October.
Apnl is a senior at Valdosta
State University where she is pur-
suing a degree in Business
Administration andMarketing.


If YOU See News Happening..,

Call The Star at 227-1278

School's In Session
Drive With CutA.


James Arlan Guffey and Jennifer Ann Barnes


Guffey, Barnes Plan


May 4th V

Roy and Debbie Barnes of
Wewahitchka are happy to
announce the engagement oand
forthcoming marriage of their
daughter. Jennifer Ann Barnes to
James Arlan Guffev, son of Arlan
and Ann Guffey of WVewahitchka.
The bride-elect is a graduate
of Wewahitchka High School. She
is majoring in Elementary
Education at Florida State
University and plans to graduate
with a bachelor's degree in April
2002.
Her fiance is also a graduate
of \Vewahitchka High School. He
is a master electrician employed
at Gulf Correcuonal Institution as
a maintenance electrician. He Is
seeking his Registered Electncal
CorlJxctpr license.
_:A la 4 wedding is planned


Vedding
for 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist
Church in Wewahitchka. A recep-
tion will follow at the Wewa-
hitchka Community Center. All
friends and relative- are invited to
attend.

Name Omitted
Omitted from the listLng of
farruly members of Ashley Costin,
in his obituary pnnted last week.
was Cathy Costin. wife of his
brother James of Port St. Joe.

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PAGE 6A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


Diane Dykes Is Gulf's


Most Skilled Bus Driver


Diane Dykes shows off her Overall Winner plaque.




4 7 -7 1.w, td 5 .t. SPSER 4 HOURS V4
Buy directly from out rep's van, bcantiful fabrics never before in our
store. Fabric will go with Karen back to warehouse at 5:00 pm
Go To Church, Have Lunch, Bring Fricnds and Shop With Us.
We also bare in our store some uew tropical prints anl a few animal prints.
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URTJ i 0 '^-P- I


Who is the most skilled bus
driver in Gulf County?
On March 25th, seventeen
regular route bus drivers and two
substitute drivers competed for
four straight hours to answer that
very question for the 2001-2002
school year.
First Place winner was Diana
Dykes, who presently drives one
of the routes to North Port St. Joe
and' is currently in her sixth year
as a. driver for the school system.
She also serves.as a trainer for the
transportation department and
spends part of her day working in
maintenance.
The new champion was
decided on an obstacle course laid
out on the back parking lot of Port
St. Joe High School. Over th -
course, each competitor had to
maneuver his bus through teh dif-
ferent events consisting of barrels,
cones, pvc pipe and lines.
Events included pre-trip
inspections,- railroad crossing,
parallel parking, backing up, and
similar events requiring excep-
tional skill in maeuvering a bus.
S. At the end of the competition
the following drivers achieved first
place in the following events:
Pre-trip Inspections-Donna
Jackson, Wewa; Student Loading-
Linda Purswell, PSJ; Railroad
Crossing-Teresa Tomlinsorn,PSJ;
Serpentine-Bertha Stripling, PSJ;
Off-Set- Alley-Anitra Bryan, PSJ;
Back-Up-Bo Norris; Stop Line-
Teresa Tomlinson; Right Hand
Turn-Paulette Best,, PSJ; Curb
Line-Shirley Bryant., PSJ;
Diminishing Clearance-Roy Nor-
ris, PSJ and Donna Jackson;
Straight Line-Diana Dykes, PSJ;'
and Parallel Parking-Ginger
Respress, Wewa.
The Overall winners for the
2001-2002 Roadeo were: Third'
Runner Up-Bertha Stripling:
Second Runner Up-Lee Hall,
Wewa; First Runner. Up-Debbie
Williams, PSJ.
Dykes, Williams and Stripling
will travel to Tampa April 19-20
for state-level competition.
For the past two years the
winner was Barbara Schadt who.
formerly drove the White City/"
Howard Creek run. She did 'not
compete this year.
If YOU See News Happening..,
Call Tie Star at 227-1i278


Sw. I, I
Children of the community enjoyed the annu
held in Frank Pate Park Saturday morning. Jaco
Cheyanne Hanlon, front right, were the finders
eggs in the toddler to age three category. Other pi
standing, from left, are Erin White, Lauren C6stii
Jasey Powell. Not shown is Starlin Marot.
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Cordale Green found the last egg after everyoi
those who hid the eggs. Jeannie Mims of the
Business Association is shown awarding his prize.


5 STAR Breaks
The Gulf County Chamber of The gro
Commerce is proud to announce ihe beginnir
that the groundbreaking at 5- Scoggins an
STAR Paint & Collision vwas a big will include
success. Even though many peo- Store. Quic
ple were busy with Easter plans, General
those attending enjoyed the beau- Residents a
tiful weather on Saturday morn- will have ac
ing. "It is exciting that a business operation.
that has been in operation for 16 business th
months is doing so well. It is espe- tion just a
cially exciting that they are was impres
already expanding", said Exec- commented.
4itive Director. Sandra Chafin. lines and c


^:N : From oPage iA4
market value of the land. .
T4e board has been discussing
the prospects of leasing or selling:
the out parcels ot property sur-
rounding the marina site.;
There is a strip of city land
adjacent to First Street and next to'
the marina, as well. as property
between the marina and Baltzell
Avenue. The latter parcel has been'
discussed and envisioned as a .
future site for a motel since the city,
acquired the property several years:
ago.
.-, aoThe St. Joe Company currently
leases the manna'site from the city;
and has an option to lease or pur-
chase the motel property at an
al Easter egg hunt agreed upon value or bid value.
b Lacour, left. and During discussions Tuesday
of the lucky prize evening, Comm. David Horton
rize winners shown noted he was aware of interest in
n, Katie Odom and the property by at least two parties.
Mayor Frank Pate also mentioned
he was aware of interest, saying.
I m glad to see a lot of interest--
that means we should get a better
pnce for the property."
After a value is established for
the land, commissioners will decide
how to move forward to market the
property.
prp. eIN OTHER BUSINESS
SThe board gave plat approval
to "The Village at St. Joseph" sub-
division being plained for con-
struction on property between Long
Avenue and Palm Boulevard, adja-
cent to 11 th Street.
*Comm. Roberts reported that
talks with the school board to lease
a 10-acre parcel of property for soc-
cer fields are going well. thle board
agreed to authorize Mayor Pate to
work out specifics and sign a cofi-
tractual agreement if the school
board approves the plans during its
Af next meeting. The property is locat-
ne had looked, even ed behind Port St. Joe Elementary
Constitution City ,School, the football field, and exist-
ing track facilities.


Ground: Phase II


oundbreaking marked
ig of Phase 11 for Matt
id his team. P.hase II
*an Auto Accessory
'k Lube Center and
Automotive Store.
nd visitors to our area
access to a first class
"Loolking around the
at has been in opera-
little over a year now
sive," Director ChaJin
1 "The neatness. clean-
irganization .of materi-
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als inr the Auto Centre are
amazing. It looks like it has just
opened it is so spotless." : I.. h '
Matt pointed out that he has
had as many as 26 cars in at one
time working on them. "Even the
shovels that 5 STAR pamtLd were
perfect. Not a speck of gold paint
on the wooden part of the shovel.
This is a business that one would
want repainng and painting their
automobiles". says Chafin.

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THE

CONSTITUTION

CITY BUSINESS

ASSOCIATION

AND .

RE AT FOR LIFE


I


I 12MONTHCDI


Would like to Thank Everyone involved
with the annual easter egg hunt for all
local children held in Frank Pate Park
Saturday, March 30, 2002

But especially the following:


Boyers Signs
Buzzett's Drugs
Capital City Bank
Century 21 Realty
Costins Bookkeeping
Cox and Associates
Emerald Coast Credit Union
GT Corn
Hannon Insui'ance
Jeannie & Peavy Mims
Memory Makers
Piggly Wiggly


Radio Shack
Ralph Roberson
Shoreline Medical
State Farm Insurance
St. Joe Furniture
St. Joe Natural Gas
St. Joe Rent-All
The Bank
The Coast Radio (105.5)
The Miller Agency
The Star Publishing Co.
Wewahitchka State Bank.


All of the above are members of the Constitution .i
City Business Association, and are proud sponsors
of many of the activities in Gulf County.
Please stop by their businesses and
thank them for their involvement
in the community.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


'Mary Coe, seated, is congratulated by Gloria Downs, L.P.N., stand-
ing, and Agnes Culpepper, after winning the twin Easter bunnies.


Another Winner!!


Mary Coe, of Bay St.'Joe Care
-aId Rebah Center, was the lucky
winner of the twin Easier bunnies
dr-waing at the center during their
annual Easter Party. ,

K Kindergarten
Roundup
April 14th -2th is National
Infant Immunization Week, and
the Gulf County Schools and the
.Gilf Coiunty Health Department
have teamed up to. kick off the
.week with.kindergarten roundup.
r y.: The roundup will be held on
-Wedrnesday, April 17th from 8:00
'to 1:30 at Port St. Joe Elemeritary.
School. and Tuesday, April 23rd
froin 8:00 to-2:30 at Wewahitchka
'ElerientaySchd ..l..
During the roundup the stu-
dents are registered and screened.
Parents are encouraged to call.
ybur primary.,care provider or the
Gulf CountvyHealth Department
at 227-1276' or 639-2644 to
arrange for the school entry phys-
idal and iminunizations .before
this date. Bring your child's com-
pleted immunization record and
physical exam to the roundup.
The Health Department nurs-
Sing staff has set aside these days
to be available for kindergarten
i immunizations from 8:00 to 3:30.
Getting your child's physical
exam. immunization and registra-
tion done in advance and avoiding
the last nunute rush will make the
big da' b'of starting school easier
for you and your child.

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We would a
'Thank Y
following loca
their generic

BR Williams A/C,
Dri-Brite Carpet/U
J. Patrick Floyd, A
St..Joe Rent-All/St
.Beachcomber's B
. 'The Star Publishin
Portside Trading C
Roberson & Friedt
Pate's Service Ce
Duren's Piggly Wi
Cooper's Cut & St
Aline's Coiffures, I
Ryan's Sugar Sha
Harold's Auto Par;
Wewa Beauty Sho
Linda's Restauran
Mary Lou Cumbie
Bayou Restaurant
Big B Restaurant
Wewa Florists
Gran's Country Fix
Jones Tires
S Napa Auto Parts
Seabreeze BBQ



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Proceeds from the drawing
went to meet the center's Relay
For Life goal of $2,000. The Bay
St. Joe Care Bears Team is confi-
dent they will meet this goal.

Music Scholarship
Auditions at GCCC
The Division of Visual and
Performing Arts of Gulf Coast
Community College will hold
music scholarship auditions for
the 2002-2003 school year on
Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in
room AC 134 of the Amelia G.
Tapper Center for the Arts on the
main campus,.
Students interested in vocal
music, instrumental music and
jazz studies will compete for
scholarships in the GCCC music
program. Auditions are. open to
graduating high school students,
current GCCC students. transfer
students and others who qualify
for enrollment at GCCC. Singers
are required to prepare two con-
trdsting songs. Instrumentalists
are asked, to perform two con-
trasting piece, and to be prepared'
to sight-read and play scales.
For more information call
Judy Harnson (vocal) at 769-
1551. ext. 2821: Rusty Garner
(n(mstrumental ) at 769-1551, ext.
2888. or Ted Shumate (jazz stud-
ies) at 769-1551. ext. 4865.'

Drive With Caution!


Sheriff's Beat
RECENT BOOKINGS AT, TVE
GULF COUNTY JAIL .i. .
Monday, March 25the-
Samuel Pharham, 39,1 Wewa-
hitchka, battery; Brannbn
Burnett, 18, Albany, GA, posse-
sion of marijuana; Andrew Kerr,
18, Albany, GA, possession of
marijuana; Trey Mitchell, 18,
Albany, GA, possession of mari-
juana; Aaron- Smiley, 18,
Wewahitchka, grand theft, loiter-
ing, prowling.
Tuesday, March 26th-
Mark Slater, 30, Port St. Joe,
violation pretrial release; Kevin
Welch, 42, Wewahitchka, felony
driving while license revoked.
Wednesday, March 27th-
John Hudson, 31, Port St.
Joe, DUI, felony driving while
license suspended/revoked.
Thursday, March 28th-
Pierre J. Hall, 21, Port St. Joe,
DUI, possession of cocaine;
Donald Beatty, 38, Wewahitchka.
violation of probation/aggravated
assault, two counts.
Friday. March 29th-
Shane' Matthews. '26.
Suwannee. driving while license
suspended/revoked. possession
ol marijuana: Jason Stnmel, IS.
Wewahitchka. DUI; John Wavne
Wimberly. 48, VWewvahitchka. DUI;
Richard Holley. 31. Panama City,
driving while license suspended/
revoked..,
Saturday. March 30th-
Michael Cairioni, 41. Port St.
Joe, aggravated battery; Chad




TLxedo- Rentals
from A.

.$5900





306 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe
(850) 229-9277


Medley, 20, Port St. Joe, driving
while license suspended/revoked.
Sunday. March 31th-
Shawn Voyles, 21, Wewa-
hitchka, battery, resisting with
violence, attempted arson; Brent
Belcher, 19, Michigan, possession
of marijuana; Joseph Crawford,
19, Michigan, possession of mari-
juana; Michael McLawhon, 20,
Port St. Joe, violation of proba-
tion/burglary; Kevin Clements,
27, Port St. Joe, lewd and lascivi-
ous behavior.

PSJPD Report
Mark L. Slater, 30 of Port St.
Joe was arrested March26 on an
active warrant for failure to report
to his probation officer.
Anthony Williams, 25 of
Kihston, Alabama, was arrested
March 23, after a traffic stop, for
driving while license suspended or
revoked and possession of drug
paraphernalia. A passenger,
Michelle C. Walker, 27 of Kinston,
was 'arrested bor possession of
carnnabis5/less that 20 grams.
Michale S. Cannon, 41 of Port
St. Joe; was arrested on March 30
'and charged with aggravated; bat-
tery. .
Joshua D; Taylor, 20 of
Panacea, was, arrested March '31,
for possession of cocaine and pos-.


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to say "Thank You" to all the members who attended our Annual

d to say "Congratulations" to everyone who won a door prize
tn oneI~ o


Iso like to say
ou" to.the
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)us donations:

Heating & Electrical
Upholstery Cleaners,
attorney at Law
t. Joe Nursery
eauty Salon
g Company
Company
man, PA
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Paul Gant's BBQ Peak's Unlimited
Butler's Restaurant Carpet Country
Half Shells Heart's Desire
K'Leigh's Kids Port
Nails by Cindy Radio Shack
Marlene Sewell Shoreline Styles


A-1 Oil & Muffler
Faye's Nails
Interiors, Etc.
N-Style
Reeve's Furniture
Smiley's Detailing


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[Law Enforcement Reports]


EARLY BIF
4:00 -
OYSTERS
On The
Half Shell

S 99I Dozen

EVERY WEDNESDAY After 5:00 P.M.


session of alcohol under age 21.
Scott A. Powell, 21, of Panacea,
was arrested for possession of
cocain and supplying alcohol to
person under 21.
Unauthorized Vehicles
Not Allowed On Roadways
or tity-Owned Property
All-tergain vehicles, dirt bikes,
go-carts and mini bikes are all
unauthorized,vehicles and will not
be operated on roadways or city-
owned property.
Those found in violation can
be cited for such violations.
Individuals operating such vehi-
cles on private property without
permission' can also be charged
with trespass.
Attention
A 2,6-inch'mans bicycle was
recovered in the area of the Stac
House on 8th Street ohi March
.60th around 4:30 p.m. If your
bicycle recently went missing,
contact Sergeant Carr to: check.
this onrie.


THURSDAYS After 5:00 P.M.


A M E R I C -A.' S
AMERICA'S

CREDIT UNIONS"

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ARC Babysitting
Training Course
An American Red Cross
babysitting training course will be
held on Saturday, April 13. This
all day course is designed for boys
and girls ages 11-16. It will cover
-infant/children CPR, handling
emergencies and other useful
information.
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, $10, 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
Kennedy at 227-219.1 or..Tanya
Costin at 229-8571. Space is lim-
ited..

Say Y0u Saw It In Tlhe Star!


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Lovable Pets


Apalachicola State Bank


Expanding Area Services


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
B.B.-stubby legged Basset mix
(pi-tured); rottwetler, lab and
bulldog mixed puppies; Pal-super
nice male lab: Greta-small female,
red with black muzzle: one


Calahouna cur female pup; Margo
and Shaow-rottweller females:
Sedona and Ellie-nice red
females; Lemon-long haired male;
Celine-female red butterball pup.
All cats can now be seen in new
large display cage.

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 wwwv.cape
sanblasfl.com/sjbhs. or new site
www.SJBHumaneSociety.org.


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Members of the Ladies Auxiliary pack items

Auxiliary Members Contribute

to VA Medical Center In Lake City


The John C. Gainous VFW
POst ft 10069 Ladies Auxi-
recently sent many boxes of
shampoo, after shave, razors
deodorants. shaving lotion, tooth-
paste, lotion, address books, plaX-,.
ing cards, combs. tablets. pens,"&
pencils, puzzles, ditty bags and
many crocheted and hand made
lap robes to the VA Medical Center
in Lake City.
Shown in the picture above
are Auxiliary members Margie
Steventon, Carolyn Groleau.
Marcia Wight. Teresa Lowry.
Karen Hanson and Ginny Seefeldt
with many of the lap robes.
Thanks to Auxiliary member


Margie Steventon and husband
Ron for taking all the articles to
Lake City.


Apalachicola State Bank, one
of tfie state's oldest and most suc-
cessful independent financial
institutions will be expanding ser-
vices and branch office locabons
this year thanks to a recent 812
million acquisition by Coastal
Community Investments, Inc. The
acquisition, which became final at
the end of March, means that
Apalachicola State Bank Is now
owned by Coastal Community
Investments. Inc. a Bay. Gulf. and
Franklin County banking group
led by CEO Terry DuBose and
President Barry Brynjolfsson.

DuBose will become the new
ASB CEO and Brvnjolfsson will


retain his position as president of
the bank.
Apalachicola State Bank was
founded in 1897 and completed
its holding company reorganiza-
tion as Apalachicola State
Banking Corporation in 2000,
with four full-service banking
offices and total assets of approx-
imately S66 million.
Now that the acquisition Is
complete; exciting changes In
terms of expanded services for the
bank are expected. but the core
philosophy of small town relation-
ship-based banking will continue
on as it has for more than 100
years.


Invited to Join Live Broadcast


News anchors from WMBB
Channel 13 will come to Port St.
Joe in April to broadcast live from
town as part of the station's
"Panhandle Pnde" series.
News 13 Live at 5. and
Eyewitness News at 6 PM. with
Amy Hoyt, Kerry Kinsey, Jerry
Tabatt and Chris Cato will be
broadcast live from Frank Pate
Park on Tuesday. April 23. Crews


will arrive in town about noon to
begin setting up equipment for
the broadcast. Port St. Joe his-
tory., present day character., and
future will be the focus of both
newscasts.
"The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce is sponsoring a com-
munity event around this broad-
cast," said Sandra B. Chafin,
executive director of the Chamber,
"and we will be selling barbeque
plates. courtesy of Paul, Gant's
Bar-B-Q. The entire town and.
everyone in Gulf County is invited
to join us and the Channel 13
news team as they show their
viewing audience the wonderful
life here in the Port St. Joe area."
Tickets for barbeque plates
are S6 per plate for Gant's popu-
lar chopped Boston butt. baked
beans, cole slaw and bread.
Tickets should be purchased in
advance during regular business


hours at the Champer of
Commerce 104 W. Fourth.Street:
Buzzett's Drugs. 202 Monument
Avenue: Port St. Joe Manne, 340
W. First Street; The Star. 209 Reid
Avenue: The'Bank. 401 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr. Blvd: Capital City
Bank, 504 Monument Avenue;
Wewahitchka State Bank. 529
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd in Port
St. Joe, and the drive-through
branch on Hwy. 98 in St. Joe
Beach.
Ticket stubs must be pre-
sented at the Chamber of
Commerce food booth in order to
receive a plate. No plates can be
obtained without a ticket stub.
Food can be picked up at the
Chamber of Commerce booth in
Frank Pate park beginning at 3
p.m.
For further information, call
the Chamber of Commerce at
850/227-1223.


Beware of VISA United

State America Card Fraud


"MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU
SAVE MONEY ON IT."

GASKIN-GRADDY
INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. -
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Phone 639-5077


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Visa USA Fraud Control
warns of a scam designed to
obtain cardholders personal data
and account information.
A cardholder/member may
receive the following letter:
"VISA Department of
International Investigations.
> Dear ;.......
> We regret to inforin you
that your credit card is cancelled
until further notice arid this in
- "accordance with article 205 of
chapter 21.0 of the international
fraud department. We suspect
that your card has been involved
in criminal activity. In the next
two days one of our investigators





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will contact you on the phone and
proceed to venfy your customer
information. -
The violation of this law is a:
serious criminal act and could
bnng you before the courts. Your
bank will not be able to assist you
until our investigation is over. We
are advising you that our offices
are open 24 hrs a day. For further
information on the matter .you
ma-y visit.., our web '-site i:at -.
HTIP/WWW>VISAFRAUD.COM'. ,
Yours truly, .XXXXX....
Director Visa Corporation"
Visa reports it is not sending
this letter. Please advise your
members not to respond to this
letter or any subsequent tele-
phone calls. Also report to Visa
USA Fraud Control, if any of your .
members receive this or a similar
letter. Contact SCAM Alert at 1-
800-637-2676, email us at sca-
malert@cunamutual.com>. or fax
the information to 608-231-8987.


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Sims

rewarding to honor someone of his
stature.
"We have a chance to honor
someone who has honored us. He
didn't hesitate, so why should we."
In addition to the Medal of
Honor, Sims was also awarded the
Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple
Heart and numerous other awards
and commendations during his
tour in Vietnam.
Sims widow, Mary, and child,
Gina Renee, received his Medal of
Honor Dec. 2, 1969 during cere-
monies with Vice President Spiro
SAgnew.
The official citation for the
medal details Sims' heroic actions
of Feb. 21, 1968 near Hue in
Vietnam.
"S/Sgt. Sims distinguished -
himself as a squad leader. ,with
Company D. Company D was
assaulting a heavily fortified enemy
position concealed in a densely
wooded area when it encountered-
strong enemy defensive fire.
"Once within the wood line,
S/Sgt. Sims led his squad in a furi-
ous attack against the enemy force-
which had pinned down the 1st
Platoon and threatened to overrun
it. His \skillful leadership provided
the platoon with freedom of move-
^ ment and enabled it to regain the
initiative.
"S/Sgt. Sims' was then ordered
to move his squad to position
where he could provide covering
fire for the company command
group and link up with the 3rd.
Platobn, which was under heavy
enemy pressure. After moving no
more than 30 meters, S/Sgt. Sims
noticed a brick structure in which.
ammunition was stocked was. on
fire., '
"Realizing the danger, S/Sgt.
Sims took immediate action to
move his squad from .this position.
Though in the process of leaving
the area, two members of his squad
were injured by the' subsequent
explosion of ammunition, S/Sgt.
Sims' prompt actions undoubtedly
prevented more serious, casualties
from occurring.
"While continuing through the
dense woods amidst heaving enemy
* fire, "S/Sgt. Sims arid his squad
.'.were approaching a bunker when
they heard the unmistakable noise
.6of a booby trap being triggered
'immediately to their front.
'."s'SSat. Sims warned his ,com-
rades of the danger and unhesitat-
ingly hurled himself upon the
device as it exploded, taking full
impact oft-he blast. In so protecting
his fellow soldiers, he willingly sac-
rificed'his. life.
"S/Sgt. Sims' extraordinary
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and an adequate energy supply."
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unequal treatmefits in District 4 is
the unsightly. deplorable liirng con-
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forced to live under. "I feel with the
affirmative action court order and a
caring commissioner who will
address these, concerns, it should
eliminate this problem."
Shackleford. 4.3, a Democrat,
Port St. ,Joe hometown person. said
the next county commissioner for
the'District 4 seat needs to be able
to help focus on redistricting. edu-
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children its top priority. Minorities.
particularly Afnrcan-Americans. will
be critically wounded arid will suf-
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PAGE 10A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


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Lady Sharks Post Three Wins


PORT ST. JOE 18, BLOUNTSTOWN 2
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
pounded out 18 hits to defeat
Blountstown 18-2 -in five innings
Thursday night. The Lady Sharks,
who avenged an earlier 11-8 loss
to the Lady Tigers, improved to 7-
4 .on the season and 3-2 in
District 3-2A play.
Anna Tankersley was three
for four with five RBI; Ashley
Smith went three for three with
two RBI; and Melissa Nixon was
three for four, to lead Port St. Joe
-at the plate. Shanna Collier was
two for three with a double and
three RBI; Becky Belin was two
for four with two RBI; Alisha
Barber went two for two with, an
RBI; Jessica Sherrill had a double
and two RBI; while Andrea
Hernandez added a double.
Becky Belin (7-4) allowed only
one earned run on four hits and
two walks, while striking' out
seven .to pick up the win on the
mound.
We played our best game of
the year." said head coach Jim
Belin. 'Spring Break celebration


began with a bang, and we hope
- we can continue to improve."
BHS 000 20 -2 4 2
PSJ 704 7x -18181
PORT ST. JOE 13, HOLMES Co. 3
S MONDAY, APRIL 1ST
The Lady Sharks improved to
8-4 on the year with Monday's 13-
3 win over Holmes County in five
innings. Port St. Joe jumped out
to a 5-0 lead with five runs in the
top of the second inning, then
added four runs in the fourth and
fifth innings to put the mercy-rule
in effect.
Becky Belin (8-4) struck out.
eight, batters, while allowing three
earned runs on four hits and two
walks to pick up the win on the
mound.
Melissa Nixon went two for
four with three RBI; and Jessica
Sherrill was two for two with an
RBI to lead the Lady Sharks'
offense. Sherry, Foster had a-
single, and three RBI; Shanna
Collier a single and two RBI;
Andrea Hernandez a single and
an RBI; while Ashley Smith and
Alisha Barber each added a


single.
'We are still playing pretty
well," said Coach Belin. 'We are
continuing. to gain confidence,
and' I'm very proud of the
continued improvement."
LARUE Co., KY' 5, PORT ST. JOE 3
TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND
The Lady Sharks fought back
from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game
with three runs' in the bottom of
the fifth inning, but Larue
County, Kentucky added one run,
in the sixth and seventh innings
for a 5-3 win in Wewahitchka.
I"We fought back from three
runs down to tie it in the fifth,"
said Coach Belin. "I'm very proud
of the competitiveness in the girls,
but we made. four errors on
defense that cost us. Overall, we
know we can compete and we're


' close -. it doesn't count until
tournament time and I feel we will
be ready!"
Becky Belin started on the
mound for the Lady Sharks and
allowed three earned runs on four
hits and one walk in five innings.
Alisha Barber (0-1) gave up two
runs, one earned, on one hit and
one walk to record the loss.
Melissa Nixon led Port St. Joe
(8-5) at the plate, going two for
four with an RBI. Ashley Smith
had a single and an RBI while
Jessica Sherrill and Shanna.
Collier each had a single.
The Lady Sharks will host.
Apalachicola on Monday at 6:00
ET; then Vernon on Tuesday at
6:00.
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PSJ 0 000 030 0-3 54


Gators Have Two

Blow Out Wins


WEWAHITCHKA 10, CHATTAHOOCHEE 0
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 13-5 overall on the
season and 7-1 .in District 3-A
play with Thursday's night's 10-0
win over Chattahoochee in five
innings. The Gators jumped out
to a 6-0 lead with six runs in the"
bottom of the first inning, then.
scored two runs in both the third
and fifth innings.
.Brandon Jones (3-1) tossed a
two-hit shutout to pick up the winfL
on the mound. He struck out
eight batters, while walking one.
Justin Barnes went two for'
three with a homer and three RBI:
Blake Rish was two for three with
a home run and two RBI; and
Brandon Jones was two for three
w th a solo homer to lead the
-=ators'' at the plate. Tramrpus_._
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Andrews and Alex Chan each had
a single and an RBI, while Beau
Ludlum added a single.
CHS 000 0 0, -0 2 1
WHS 6 0 2 02 -109 2
SWEWAHITCHKA 11, MALONE 2
MONDAY, APRIL 1ST
The Gators hit three home
runs for the second straight game
to power past Malone for an 11 -2
win in Monday night's game.
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Gavin Vickery on the mound for the Sharks.
Photh by Kimn Powell

Sharks Fall to Blountstown


PORT ST. JOE 5, BLOUNTSTOWN 7
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH,
The Port St. Joe Sharks
dropped to 9-8 overall on the
Season and 2-1, in District 3-2A
play with Thursday night's 7-5
loss to Blountstown. Blountstown
broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in
the bottom of the fourth inning.


Jonathan Thomas picked up
his sixth win on the mound in
.the Gators' 11-2 win over
Malone.
Gortman added a double.
Jonathan Thomas. (6-1)
struck out six batters in his seven
innings to pick up his sixth win of
the, season. He :,allowed two
earned runs on six hits and three
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Still Undefeated

Lady Gators Add Five More Wins


WEWAHITCHKA 13, CHATTAHOOCHEE 0
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
The fourth ranked Wewa-
hithcka Lady Gators improved to
14-0 overall on the season and 8-
0 in District 3-1A play with
4 Thursday's 13-0 win over Chatt-,
ahoochee. ThdLady Gators scored
12 runs in (the bottom of the
fourth inning to put the mercy
rule in effect.
Tiffany Laird and Brandi
Sasser combined to pitch a no-hit
shutout. Laird (1-0) struck out six
Batters and walked three in her
four innings to pick up her first
win of the season. Sasser struck
out two in an inning of relief.
Jade Gaskin went two for.
three with three. RBI; Kayla Rich
was two, for four with three, RBI;
arid Makayla Henderson went two
for four with two RBI. Judith
Husband; Kim McNillion and Jill
Pippin each singled.
"We played uninspired
-sbftball, mostly due 'to the
competition," said deadhead coach
Charles Fortner. "But it was a
o wino." -
CHS 000 00 -0 0 2
WHS 1 00 12x -139 1
SWEWAHITCHKA 10, BLOUNTSTOWN 0
'FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH
Juodith Husband pitched a
complete game no-hit shutout as
Wewahitchka defeated Blount-
stown 10-0 in six innings.
Husband (14-0) farmed eight.
The Lady Gators (15-0) scored
four runs in the bottom of the
fourth inning. then added two in
,1 ithe fifth and four in the sixth.-
S Britney Grice was two. for
three with a double and an RBI to
,'. lead Wewahitchka offensively.
Kayla Rich. Kim NMcMillion. Jill
Pippin and Lindsay Miller each
-had a single and an RBI; while
Halie Skiler and Jade Gaskin
each singled.


"Judith pitched an excellent
game, and the defense made all
the. routine plays," said Coach
Fortner.
BHS 000 000 -0 0 1
WHS 000 424 .-108 1
WEWAHITCHKA 14, BLOYNTSTOWN 4
FRIDAY, MARCH 29TH
The fourth ranked Lady ,
Gators took the' nightcap of
Friday's doubleheader, defeating
the Lady Tigers 14-4. Trailing 4-2
in the second inning, the, Lady
Gators scored four runs in the
bottom of the second, one in the
third, two in the fourth and fifth
and three in the sixth.
Judith Husband (15-0) struck
out seven batters, while allowing
only one hit and one walk in her
four innings 6f relief to pick up
the win. Tiffany Laird allowed four
runs. two of them earned, on five
hits and two walks and struck out
three in two innings.
Jill Pippin was two for two
with a double and two RBI;
Brandi Littler was two for two
with a' double and an RBI; and
Kayla Rich was two for five with a
triple ahd two RBI to lead the
Lady Gators (16-0). Lindsay
Miller. Brandi Sasser, Christy
Ward and Halie Skiler each had a
single and an RBI, nvhile -Tiffany
'Laird added a single.
"We ;,played uninspired
softball, and were sloppy in the
field. but still did enough to win."
said Coach Fortner.
BHS 130 000 -4 6 3
WHS .0 0 000 --14111
WEWAHITCHKA 2, NORTH FLORIDA 0
MONDAY, APRIL IST
The Lady Gators, ranked No.
4 in Class A, scored two runs in
the bottom of the fifth inning to
defeat North Florida Christian 2-0
in Monday afternoon's game.
Judith Husband (16-0) tossed


a three-hit shutout to pick up her,
16th win .of the season. She
struck out eight and walked one.
Husband also led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going two for
three with a pair of singles. Kayla
Rich and Laura Husband each
had a double and an RBI, while
Christy Ward added a single.
"This was a good ball game by
both teams," said Fortner. 'We got
great pitching, good defense and a
couple of hits at the right time."
NFC 000 000 0 -0 3 0
WHS 000 020 x -2 50
WEWAHITCHKA 8, LARUE Co., KY 2
TUESDAY, APRIL 2ND
The fourth-ranked Lady
Gators remained undefeated on
the year (18-0) with Tuesday
night's 8-2 winr over. Larue,
County, Kentucky.
Judith,. Husband (17-0)
fanned six while allowing one
unearned run on two hits and two
walks in five, innings. Tiffany
Laird gave up one earned run on
one hit, one walk and struck out'
one in two innings of relief.
Britney. Grice was two for
three with an RBI; Kav1a Rich was
two for four with an RBI: and
Brandi Sasser was two for four to .,


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Lindsay Miller had a triple with "We started slow, but played High on Wednesday at 4:00 CT.
two RBI; Jade Gaskin an RBI, good after the first inning," said LKY 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 -2 3 2
single; and Jill Pippin added a Fortner. WHS 3 2 1 2 0 0 x-8 9 3


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It's Fun to Race with the IMCA....


by Tim Croft
Imagine watching from the
stands as race cars barrel
through turns and each other for
the finish line.
It sure looks like fun, so why
not join the action.?
One car seems particularly
fast, so you amble down to the
pits after the race, whip out $350
and walk away with the car's
motor. 0
Put it on a frame and in a
body, strap on your helmet and
faster than you can say Maiio
Andretti you're ready to race.
Welcome to IMCA open-
wheeled racing, where having a
fast car doesn't always have the
intended payoff.
It could, in fact, cost a driver
his engine at bargain prices.
The $350 engine-claim rule is
just one of the features unique to
IMCA, which can be experienced
weekly. on the racing 'card at,
North Florida Motor Speedway.
The International Motor Con-
test Association (IMCA) was
founded in 1916, making it the
oldest active auto racing sanc-
tioning body.in the country.
Older than CART, than ARCA,
yes, even older than NASCAR.
The organization's rules also-
make it one of the least expensive
ways for the weekend racer to
sate their thirst for speed.
"If you want to race profes-
sionally (IMCA open-wheel)is a
good economical class," said Todd
Neiheiser of Panama City, who
runs IMCA cars at the Wewa and
Milton tracks each weekend.
One reason is that all IMCA
cars must use American Racer
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the Hoosiers or similar brands
found on typical late model cars.
Another leveler of costs is the
engine claim rule that allows any-
one to pay $350 for the engine of
any car involved in an IMCA race.
That serves as a deterrent to
drivers to build too many horses
into their motors; the more speed
and power heck, the more wins -
the greater the odds the driver will
lose the engine for far less than it
cost to build. '
Which keeps the cost of an
IMCA car fairly reasonable when
'compared to other classifications.
Consider Neiheiser, who over
the past 20 years has raced all
classifications of cars.
'He has roughly $15,000-
$20,000 invested in a typical
open-wheeled car.
In contrast, just a motor for a
late model racer could cost as
much as $40,000.
There are other distinctive
wrinkles to IMCA competition.
For starters, there is a; differ-
ence between open-wheeled rac-
ing in IMCA and open-wheeled
Indy-style cars, where the driver
is exposed behind the steering
wheel.
IMCA open-wheeled refers to
the lack of body panels around
each tire.
Additionally, IMCA sanctions
races throughout the country and
the rules are the same regardless
of venue.
In nearly any other classifica-
tion competed at the thousands of,
small dirt and asphalt tracks dot-
ting the country, such as super
street, enduro or hobby, the rules
can change track to track.
"We can go anywhere in the


country and race," Neiheiser said.
"That's one very good thing about
IMCA."
IMCA has regional points
championships Neiheiser was
Gulf Coast region champ 'in 1996
- and determines a national
champion under a system that
only counts each racers's top 30
'finishes.
"You need to get 60 to 70
races in each season because,
'each race you finish well knocks
off your (lowest finish)," Neiheiser
said.
Which makes the ownership
change, and apparent rededica- .
tion to a consistent, and strong
racing turnout, at the Wewa track
so important.
Currently, the track in Milton
is the only Panhandle facility
sanctioned by IMCA.
If Wewa's new owner Ben,
Watson realizes some of the
dreams he has for his track, then
Neiheiser will have two nearby
tracks on which to get his 60-70
races a year.
The impact is understood by
returning to 1996. Neiheiser was
leading the national points race at
rudseason before a Bay County'
track abruptly closed, leaurig him
only Milton on which to compete.
With fewer opportunities for
wins than those enjoyed by com-
petitors elsewhere, particularly
the: Midwest where IMCA is quite
big, he finished the year seventh
in the national points standings.
"It's nice to have some places
local," .Neiheiser said. "I hope it
works out well for (Watson). We'll-
support him."
Nieheiser said he's impressed
wivth the renovation, so far under-
taken at North Florida Speedway.


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Todd Neiheiser (No. 72, left) swings into a turn with a competitor in hot pursuit during an IMCA open-
wheeled race. Racing fans can watch IMCA action each Saturday night at North Florida Motor Speedway.


Several operators over me
past several years have lacked the
'equipment and resources to keep
the track in optimum condition.
Watson, Neiheiser said, has
,"the track in really good shape."
A concerted effort to maintain
the track while at the same time
distributing purse money fairly
throughout the field, Neiheiser
believes, could translate into sus-
tained success with the North
Florida track for Watson.
A stable track could in turn.
mean the open-wheel fields would
grow again to the 20-25 drivers
which made the 'track their
haunts once upon a time. instead
of the three or four cars that have
turned out the past couple of
years.
"It'll take two or three years of


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good hard work, maybe losing a.
little money at first," Neiheiser
said. "If everybody gets a piece of
the pie, a little something, that's
what it will take.
"If the drivers come, I think
the spectators will, too."
As an aside, Nieheiser had a
fairly successful night on the
opening weekend of racing at the
Wewa track last Saturday.
SHe finished fourth in ,the
IMCA race and won the early
model vintagel sportsman. with
his brother, Glenn. taking fourth.

Race Results
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March 30

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8th Andy Hall #69
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2nd Ryan Redanon #66
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4th Mike Vaughn 095
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7th 'Charlie Goodwin #64

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Early Model Sportsman:
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2nd Capt. Melvin #43
3rd Curtis Gaibreath #14
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6th Duane Bates #49
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Dana Palmer, Mayor Kathy Kingsland
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Nobody likes the word "free"
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: Kathy Kingsland. And for the past
A two Saturdays (and hopefully next
Saturday as well) she's been get-
P ting "free" in spades. And paint
S' .brushes. And chain saws.
Kingsland -has parlayed Tom
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parks. For the past two weeks vol-
unLeers have joined ,the mayor,
S" sorhe city councilmen and Public
A, Works Director John Grantland to
S '' make improvements to Municipal
Park on 22nd Street. The work
Should wrap up this, Saturday.
SIncluded in the facelift for the
S/ 1 park are a coat of paint for play-
ground equipment, removal of
several pine trees and planting of
landscape plants and palms.
S' ,Saturday morning found
S2 y Sandy Yarborough heading up the
landscaping project with assis-
.'.. tance from Ed Ranew of Coastal
,s ^- /Design and Landscape.'Coastal
had donated plants arid labor
including the first palm tree for
.5 ...lb the tree replacement program.
The city will put a donor's
name on a palm for a $125 dona-
tion. Kingsland said four have
been donated so far. She hopes to
see about a dozen palms in the,
park before the program ends.
The palms \ill replace several.
large pine trees that Grantland
said were killing the grass.
About 30 volunteers turned
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materials have saved th6 city
about $15,000 while improving
the park.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


Katie Geoghagan Na


Winner In Governor'


Katie Geoghagan was named
a winner in the 2001-2002
Governor's High School All-Stars
program, which recognizes stu-
dents who are examples of excel-
lence in Florida's public schools.
An awards ceremony was held
March 18.
"The All-Stars .program is 4
wonderful way to honor Florida's
ambitious young men and women
who consistently strive to do the
right thing," said Gov. Bush.
"These students are assets to
their communities and their
schools, ,and their determination
to achieve and succeed is com-
mendable."
The All-Stars program, now in
its third year, honors one high
school junior. from each school
district throughout Florida. The
students are' selected. as the
Governor's All-Stars, for demon-
strating leadership qualities 'and
academic excellence including
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It is mat time of : the year
when wildlife' is, ffiost active and
on through the summer after the
winter months have passed.
Flowers and trees are in full
bloom; birds, mrianunals, reptiles,
amphibians. 'and insects are nest-,
ing. feeding and tending their
young. It is also that time of the
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Most wildlife are raising their
young at 'this time of the year
because food is abundant- all
wildlife depends on each other for
sustaining of life. The food chain.
is established throughout the ari-
mal kingdom.
\e can be of help b,, obsern-
ing Mother Nature and being:
patient with our wild neighbors. as
they teach-us their \way o life' itl
can he fun, rewarding. aid' eduj-.,
cational v.ntclirr [them raise Lheir !
young, if we are fortunate enough
to viewV it.
There are .do's and don't to
follow should ..your help- be
needed. First. we, need to define
the words ."nestling" and "fledg-
ling". A nestling is a baby main- ,
mal or bird. and most commonly
refers to birds, meaning that there
are no feathers or just quill begin-
nings on the baby. or there is no
fur or down on baby iarrmmals.
'They are in nests on the ground,
in'or on.a tree or other compara-
-ble housing..
Baby birds are all mouth and
they open it wide for the food that
the mother or father places there.
Sometimes we humans observe
this and think that the baby birds
are starving. thus they are aban-


Fledghings are baby birds with
some feathers and down that are
seen hopping on the ground or
sitting 'in branches waiting to be
fed by the parent bird. Or mam-
mals that are fully furred, but not
yet totally weaned, that will ven-
ture out and away from the nest.
And. just like human children.
each has its own personality!
Some are,braver than the other
siblings for Venturing out! But,
still they are being fed by the par-'
ent or parents. ..
With these definitions in
Mind: DO'S: If you find a baby
bird or a tree-dwelling (i.e., squir-
rel) mammal that has fallen out of
the nest or that has been pushed
out (and you won't know that). try
to locate the nest site and place
the baby in a hanging basket, box
with holes in the bottom, or just
anything you have that you can
put the, baby in to keep it out of
harm's way and to get it as high
on a tree or bush as, you possibly
can.
Put some shredded newspa-
per. straw or leaves or combina-
tion in the container and then
watch! Don't feed it! If it's a baby
bird. the parents will feed it there
in the container: if it's a squirrel.
the -parent will come to get it as


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scale; good behavior-discipline
record consistent with good .
deportment; leadership skills-
participation in extra-curricular
activities such as athletics,
enrichment pi-ograms, and school
clubs, and service to the cominu-
nity-volunteerism, mentoring and
other civic activities.
A panel comprised of at least '' .A
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one parent, one communuritv memre- '
ber and two high .school seniors
select the-high school ju'niors,who .
best reflect the critena of the All- PR
Stars.-
Lt Gov. Frank Brogan spoke
to the students in 'the Cabinedt
Room of the Capitol, and ivith
Gov. Bush hosted a luncheon at '
the Governor's Mansion, followe'ed
by a roundtable discussion. The
students also toured the Capitol.
visited the House chambers and
received a signed photo with the
Governor and an award, ceirtifi-.
cate.

Free Eye Screening
There will be a free eye
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a.m. Until noon at the Gulf
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Katie Geoghagan visits with Governor Jeb Bush.



Spring Is Here! Wildlife


Babies Are Everywhere!!!
by Barbara Eells, Wildlife Mother Nature's beauty arid all downed, when they may'not be at soon as she finds it missing. Si
Rehabilitator She has to offer. all. will look and listen. Both bir


and mamriLals commIunicate \%I th
their babies and they will be able
to connect.
For baby mammals and birds
that appear to be orphaned and
their natural nest area is the
.round-leave them alone! Does
leave the fawn for hours while
they forage for food and the baby
won't follow it's mother until later.
It lies perfectly still and won't
move unless something trines to
stalk it. then it bleats for help
from its mom.
Other mammals leave their
babies for periods of time...about
two hours in the early a.m. and
late evening to feed. If the baby
wanders from the nest, the
mother will pick it'up,. as a cat
carnes its kitten,. and place it
back in the nest site.
. Now, that is for the natural
part of the life of these wildlife
babies,, but what if something
happened to the parent bird. or
mammal. That is a difficult ques-
tion to tackle and give a good
answer, but a rule of thumb is'fo
observe, and this takes sormid
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 PAGE 3B


Wewa Elementary SHARK TALK PSJ High School 3rd


Releases Honor Rolls i( Quarter Honor Roll


Wewahitchka Elementary
School has released the following
honor roll for the third grading
period of the 2001-2002 school
year.
Third Grade
All A's: Alicia Allison, Katie
Armstrong, Jay Bryan, Justin
Campbell, Randy Hightower, C.J.
Hood, Alisha Hooper, Jessica
Jamerson, Justin Lemke, Hope
Ludlam, Brandon Mayhann,
Jacob McLaren, Jeanne Mitchell,
Colton Price, Chelse Strange,
Jacob Taylor, Britney Weeks, April
Wimnberly.
PAll A's and B's: Michel.


Bailey, Casi Baxley, Andrew
Bidwell, Shanell Chumney,
Shelby Hardin, Michelle Holly,
Taylor Huggins, Jamaree Hunter,
Seana Jenkins, Tanisha Jones,
Robert Lank, Jabrela Lewis,
.Madalyn McCombs, Beau McCor-
vey, Trent McLemore, Arianna
Paul, Jeffrey Pitts, Terry Rhodes,
Kathy Shiver, Stephen Stanley,
Whitney Stansel, Randy Veasey,
Danielle Wolf, Jasmine Woullard.

Fourth Grade
All A's: Kara Bremer, Kaitlyn
Kerrigan, Laurel Manor, Baylen
Price, Megan Russell, Benjamin


I would like to start this week's
Shark Talk with a HUGE thanks to
Mr. Earley and the School Board
for, giving us a whole week for
Spring Break. I speak1 -
for many students
when I say, "Thank you -
so very much!"
Since this week is
Spring Break I do not
really have any new
news, except a huge
congratulations to the
2002-2003 cheerlead-
ing :squad.
The following made '
Varsity: Alisha Barber,
Becky Belin, Rachel Bixler,
Shanna Collier, Susan Ellmer,
Leslie Hall, Santana Harris,
Melissa Nixson, Jennifer Raffield,
and Anna Tankersley. For Junior.
-Varsity the following made the
squad: Charla Akins, Lindsey
Dimitijevich, Kelly Geoghagan,
Raevyn Jefferson, Whitney
McAlister, Anna McFarland,
Jessica Mock, Cori Owens, Teri'


Smith, Zachary Smith, Cody
Wade, Remington Wade, Tabitha
Ward.
All A's and B's: Dakota Ake,
Minnie. Dyer, Mindy Green,
Amanda Greene, Candace Griffin,
Summer Henry, Kayla Hysmith.,
Precious Jones;Ariel Kemp. Kayla-
Mann, Tamber McLemore, Damon
S. McMNillion. Christopher Peak,,
Dylan Peterson. Zach Periola,
Kaleb Price, Clay Pridgeon,
Brittney Shipman, Roger Sylves- "
ter, Robyn Turner, Rex Veasey,
James Vickers. Justin Walding,
Erika Whitfield. Laramie Whitten..
Fifth,. Grade
All A's: Kalyn Bidwell, Jacob
Causey, Bobbi Jo Duke, Victoria
Hightower, Josh Mitchell, Saman-
tha Rich, Danielle .- Stanley,
Danielle Wood.
All A's and B's: Alex
Algueseva, Lisa Ann Barlow,
Rebecca Barnes, Mary Brogdon,
John Campbell, Hunter Causey,
Jennifer Clayton, T.J. Corbin,
Gage Davidson, Jonathan Drig-
gers, Chase Duckworth, Kenneth,
Fisher, Robin Gautier, Ashley
Gdetz, Chase. Harvey,- Jessica
Husband, Jamila Lewis,. Leigh
Little, Kelley McLemore, Whitney
Melvin, Paige Nickell, Kayla.
O'Neal, Kitt Owens, Jordan Paul, .
Ian RiceJ Amanda Robbins, John-
athan Shipman, Ashley Stephens,
Heather Strange, David Strick-
-land, Chaz Whitten, Kayla
SWilliams. -,.
Sixth Grade
All A's: Derek Barfield, Torit
Bowles. Amber Brogdon. Tyler
Bush, Janessa Campbell. Katlyn
Gortmari, Elizabeth Grimsley,
Holly Knowles; Geoffrey Manor,
Joe Tackett, Brent Walker, Kelly
Weeks. Gayla Williamson, Amber
Lanier, Meleah Lister.
All A's and B's: George
Abrahams, Sharee Addison, Cody
Andrews, Rebecca Barnes,


Strain, and Megan Todd. WAY TO
GO GIRLS!
Seniors do not forget your
Project Graduation permission
forms and $10. If you
do not want to miss
out on the last party of
your high school career
you better get your
form and money -in
S A.S.A.P.
Seniors also do not
forget to get your Grad-
Night forms signed, .
notarized and turned
back into Mrs.
Johnson or Mrs.
Weimorts A.S.A.P. These forms
have to be turned in or you can
not go on the trip May 3.
.I hope everyone, enjoyed
his/her Spring Break so far. Do
not forget to put your suntan,
lotion on and remember to sit back
and relax. You deserve it! See you
at school next week..Buh-Bye, Ta-
ta, and C-yal ,
By: Mary Amerson .


William Binford, Janie Boyett,
Kayla Brobeck, Amanda Causey,,
Kayla Chuinney, Joey Collins,
Rene Diaz, Andrew Dorman, Tyra
Dupuie, Summer Grice, Michelle
Hand, Hali Harden, Faith Hodge,
Jesse Jones, Tiffanie Keith, Jessie,
Ledbetter, Tiffany -Lemois, Paul
Myers, Whitney Myrick, Sierra
Newby, Jennifer Rhodes, .Audre-
anna Riley, Ayla Roberts.,
Samantha Spivey, Mary Taunton,
Samantha Wade,. Kyle. Whitfield,
Brandi Whitfield.


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Sixth Grade: Trevor Burch.
A's and B's
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Lanev Haynes. Ryan Nichols.
Weston Sarmiento.. -
Second Grade: Rachel Jones.
Robert Matthews.
Third Grade: Jordan Heath.
Fourth Grade: Dillin NMc-
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Sixth Grade: Alyssa Pettie.
Elijah Quaranta. Zach Taylor.
Seventh Grade: Ryan Taylor.


Port St. Joe High School has
released the following honor rolls
for the third quarter of the 2001-
2002 school year. r
A Honor Roll
9th Grade: Sheena Bell,
Kimberly Burkert, Casey'
Flanagan, Heather Henderson,
Jonathan Howse, Aaron: Little,
Whitney McAlister, Kenny McFar-
land, Amy Nehrings, Whitney
Nixon, Maggy Quaranta, Charissa
Raffield, Anna Salzer, Laura Seay,
Megan Todd.
10th Grade: Brittany Alford,
Rachel Bixler, Shawna Bond,
Simon Collins, Thomas Curry,
Ashby Davis, Jessica Ford, Don
Guillot, Ashley Haddock, Laura
Hansen, Jennifer Haun, David
Hopper, Don Jecha, .Kiandra
Johnson, Ashley McIntire, alice
McKeithen, Moses Medina, Chad
Olson, Nicholas Reynolds,
Miranda Sasser, Kristofer, Searcy,
Lewis Vereen, Preston Wigsten,
Melody Zimmerman.
11th Grade: Katie Geogha-
gan, Jolie Hogan, Angela Olson,
Ashley White.
A 12th Grade: Linette Bailey,
Ashley Bryan;' Natalie Burge,
Corey Butler, Joshua Carter,
Elizabeth. Curry, Matthew Dailey,
Jenifer Eirod. John-Patnck floyd.
Stephanie Gibson. Klmerley
Howse, Amanda Kent, Thomas
Lee, Kenneth Peak. Kimberly
Pickett. Joanna Watkins, Heidi
Wells. .
A and B Honor Roll'
9th Grade: Charla Atkins,
Mylissa Brake. Travis Burge, Lacy


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


PSJ 7th Graders Score High


On College
In the fall of 2001, Port St.
Joe Middle School participated in
the Duke University Talent
Identification Program (TIP). This
is a non-profit educational organi-
zation established with the premis
that the future of this nation
depends upon the fullest develop-
ment of our best intellectual
resources. The objectives of the
program are to identify, the very
bright among our youngsters at
an early age; to facilitate the edu-
cation of these students; to flow
and nurture their talent through
the critical middle and high
school years; and to develop an
effective research effort to help
understand the nature of academ-
ically talented adolescents.
The college board's SAT1:
Reasoning Test, and American
College Testing Program's ACT.
Assessment (ACT), originally
designed for cbllege-bound high
school students,, are used for the'
TIP Talent Search to measure the
verbal, mathematical, and general
reasoning ability of highly able
seventh graders. While far too dif-
ficult for the average seventh
grader, these tests have shown to
be helpful in. discerning the abili-
ties of very bright seventh graders

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scoring at or above the 97th per-
centile on other age/grade appro-
priate achievement or aptitude
tests.
Students who are eligible to
participate in this program must
meet the following guidelines:
1-school attendance. Students
must attend school, public or pri-
vate in selected states. 2-Age/
grade. Seventh grade students of
any age. 3-Test 'Scores. Eligible
students must score within the
top three percent of national age-
grade norms on an acceptable.
math, verbal, or total composite
section of an acceptable achieve-
ment, aptitude, or mental ability'
test battery..
Port St. Joe Middle School
had eight seventh grade students
who met all the eligibility require-
ments and participated in this
program. These students took the
SAT or ACT assessment in October
and December of 2001. These stu-
dents had some very impressive
scores on this test. Many students
scored as well as or better than
the average college-bound high
school student.
Sam. Cox, Lee Darna, and
Ethan Littleton scored high
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ceremony at the state level in.
May. Also participating were
James Alford, Jimmy Curry,
Kevin Quaranta, Zeke Stevens,
and Warren Floyd.
The school is very proud of all
the students, who participated in
this program, and know they will,
continue to keep up this great
academic performance through-
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Employees of Gulf Coast Electric held a horse ride
American Cancer Society Relay for Life.


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For a Cure
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-"
'tive' employees recently held a
benefit horse ride to raise money.
for the Amencan Cancer Society's.
Relay For Life events. The horse
ride, held on Saturday, March
23rd, was attended by over fifty
local riders.
Riders saddled up at .the
Northwest Flonda Water Manage-
mrent area in Greenhead to:-


to benefit the


embark on their four-hour trail
ride. Following the' ride, partici-
pants enjoyed a hotdog and chili
lunch prepared by cooperative
,employees. Prizes, donated by
area businesses, were also given
away following the ride.
The horse ride is the fifth
fund-raiser cooperative employees
have held this year to raise money
for ive local Relay For Life events.
Employees plan to make the ride
an annual event. Saturday's fund-
raiser brought the cooperative
$1,000 closer to their fund-raising
... goal. '


Free Outdoor Jazz Festival
The Gulf Jazz Society.will cel- sponsored by the Smithsonian
ebrate Jazz Appreciation Month'. Institution of Washington, DC.
with a free jazz festival on ', Saturday night's jam session
Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, music will be provided by the
April 21 in historic St. Andrews,'? Perisacola-based Dixieland Saints
Panama City. along with other local musicians.
The Festival,' called the Joy- Sunday will feature five local
Spring Jazz Jubilee. will feature and regional jazz groups.
five jazz bands playing from the Both ,festival events are free
pavilion in Oaks-by-the Bay Park and open to all.
beginning '12:30 ,p.m.. ,onA
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Sunday afternoon; and a special 'Park iTnt be blocked of Sunday
jam session on Saturday night atay
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T.h.. Andrews Bay Re-.o^* rt. concessionaires. Seafood,"t hot'
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support of wJazz Apprecatioh wine will be available.before and
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The Lifelong Learning Office
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in conjunction with the Florida
Engineering Society, will offer an
engineering refresher course from
April 15 to September 30.
The course is designed for
individuals who plan to take the
State of Florida Fundamentals of
Engineering examination on
October 26. The course will rein-
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for the morning session of the FE,
with classes set aside near. the
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VFW Post #16009 Meeting
On Tuesday, April 9 the John
C. Gainous VFW Post #10069 and
the Ladies Auxiliary will be hold-
ing their monthly meeting starting
at 7:30 p.m. ET. This is a VERY
IMPORTANT meeting, as we will
be voting for our new slate of offi-
cers. Come out and vote for the
ones you would like to be elected.
Following the -meeting refresh-,
ments. will be furnished by
Auxiliary members Margaret
Barker and Carolyn Groleau.
Plans are in full swing for our
VFW Team who will be walking in"
the Relay For Life in Wewahitchka
. on April 12 and 13. We still need
helpers at the site, setting .up,
breaking down, selling the food,
helping with the ring toss game as'
well as more donations of money
and prizes. Please support our
team. We have 12 registered walk-,
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surrogate walkers \Ve must have
someone on the track at all times
during the relay from our team so.
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Chitterling Dinners
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11:00 a.m. until. Cost of the din-
ners is $6.00 per plate.
The church is located at 222
Avenue E. For more information
call 227-1663. On Friday, please
call- the church at 229-6997 for
carry-out.

Monthly Gospel
Sing at Wewa/
New Harvest Fellowship
Church in Wewahitchka invites
the. .comrnmunitv to the monthly
gospel sing on Sunday, April 7,
6:00 p.m. Featured group this
m6nth is Sound &.Spint of Milton.
along with other local talent.
'Regular services at New
Haivest include Christian educa-
, tion Sunday at 9:30 a.m.. worship
serSice at 10:30 and 6 p.m.; Mens
wdmens. and youth groups
Wednesday at -6 p.m., and mid-
week sen ce at 7 p.m.
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located at 1336 Hwy. 22 in
Wewahitchka. For more /iriforma-
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Spring Auction
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New Harvest .Fellowship
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BBQ dinner. on Saturday, April
7th, at the. Lake Alice Park, on-
Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka. ,
The dinners will consist of
barbecue chicken, baked 'beans,
potato salad, bread and dessert.
They will be served from 4:00 to
6:00 p.m. CT, eat in or pick up,
and are $5 each.
Preview for the auction starts
at 4:00 p.m. with the sale at 6:00: .
p.m. Items include household.
items, tools,' glassware, crafts.
collectibles, china, plants,,a cake
auction and much more.
Refreshments will be sold during
the aucuon.
All proceeds go to the New
Harvest Fellowship Building
Fund. For more information call
639-5722 or 639-9698. .

A Time of Fellowship
New Life: Christian Center
Church will be having a time of:
fellowship. The guest speaker will
be Elder David Wood of Yes Lord
Church of God in Christ in
Chipley. Services will be. held


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(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies

Oak Grove AG
Yard Sale 6th
A mega yard sale/bake sale is
planned for Saturday. :April 6th
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cor-
ner of Reid Avenue and Hwy. 71.
sponsored by the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Adult Singles.
To make a donation, order a
cake. or inquire about the group,
call the church at 227-1837, or
Ann Ballard at 229-6154.

BSJ T T/t ... --1


Jll iTUemorial
Peterson at Oak Grove Service Planned


Rev. D. Michael Peterson has
traveled throughout the U.S. and
overseas with a tremendous
Healing and Evangelism ministry.
With many confirmed physi-
cal healings documented it is evi-
dent that God is still healing
today. Come experience the power
through the Holy Spirit as He
reveals Himself as the God who
heals. ..
Peterson will be speaking at
the Oak Grove Assembly of Good
on April 7th. with services at
10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET.


The quarterly memorial ser-
vice for residents of Bay St.
Joseph Care Center who have
passed away in the last quarter
will be held Monday. April 8th at
6:30 p.m. in the Main Dining
Room. All residents, families. staff
and friends are invited.
The memorial will be for Lottie
Parziale, Ethel Griffin. Emory
Robinson. Frances Sparrowhawk.
Wilma Grace, Hilda Patti, Walter
Poll, Donald Hance. and Minnie
Anderson. Refreshmei'ts will fol-
low.


Family Life Churchs
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


PGrr i Joe
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.j H "., 98
10:30 Sunday Morning P
7:00 Wednesday Evening H-" *
I Ped A.,
Pastors Andrew G Cathy Rutherford Family life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net h..oh,,h.a
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433) ,,


A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
U L311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General A,'emblv 9 45 j m Bible Study all ages l0 ia m
'Morning Worslhip I1 a ni Ev'ening Worship 6 p in
WEDNESDAY; Clhir Praji.te 6 pm Prayer Meeting & 'outh Group 7 p m
"0 arem ai .'e trhar rihe Lord i; good. h'lieed is e man rha truiscth in H *'
Please accept thni in itration juo in ui an worihlp. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


First Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor. Bro. Marcus H. Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493


.Sui'Sl


- 9-45,3 m.
11.00 ai


SunJda, E eniiig Srice . 6.30 p m
cJi d ,' . 7 00 p m
\Ve Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
1 1 1 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
| Traditional ........ ............................... 9:00 a.m .. C T
Contem porary ... ... ... ... ............ ... ............. 11:00 a.m ., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev Ted Lovelace. Pastor NuRSERY POVIDEm Church/Office: 648-8820

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

++ : ST. JAMES'

+ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET; PORT ST. JOE
S :00 and 11:00 a.m.(ES) -
Sunday School 9:45 -
Child Care Provided for at 11:00


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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome
LongAvenue

BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691i ...
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study iiandl,' at 9:45 a,im. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
'Wit .I.I. Childi .n & Youth Missions at 7 pm) '
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adutilt Praise Choir at 8 p.'nm.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR


3200 D. Highway 98
Mexico Beach
(850) 648-2123


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(150) 229-8111

55 Alive Program
Join in so you can become a.
smarter, more alert. and safer dri-
ver. Help build a better driving
safety record for all senior drivers.
The Port St. Joe Senior Center
and AARP are sponsoring an "All
New Edition 5" 55 Alive Dnver
Safety Program on Wednesday.
April 19 and Thursday. April 20
from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. CT at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center.
behind Parker Realty. To cover
some of the expenses a fee of S10
pbr person will be collected.
checks preferred.
55 Alive is a driver refresher
and educational course for all dn-
vers 50 years and older. The pur-
pose of the course is to reduce
traffic accidents, violations and
fatalities for senior citizens and
their loved ones.
Classes will be presented in
two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period, by Dick Mc-
Laughlin. a fully trained ARP
volunteer. Upon completion of the
course, a certificate will be issued
to each participant which could
qualify the driver for a discount
on auto insurance. The certifi-
cates are good for three years.
Make reservationss now. space is
limited. Call Ruth McLaughlin at
850/648-3067. Walk-ins are wel-
come. if space is available.


"The Churches of
' RiiRohnlu


Christ Salute You"
1s 1 :1 .


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


A, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sl *508 Sixteenth Street. *22--1-56
"4 "e' *'" : : ', Sixteenth Sireet
Sunday Worship ... . 10 a.m. /
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. O 1
Adult School e... .. ..11 a.m. -
*Sunday School '
*Young Children
*Nursery Ava ilable
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Camicr'ru ; H;q.ghway .,' Cecl Cosin Sr Bld/


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE


Brent .',cker Po:i:.r
BuLdd Casell Benjaonin Roberts
',r,,cr ,. iiLc ,5 Educ.:- Minister to Students


I I Lj Sundao\ School : ... .... ...... .' 9:45, am'
Worship Ser.,ce ...... ; ..11 00 am
Disc.ple Training ... . 6 00 pm
Evening WVorship . .. .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .:. .6:30 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2

Teaching the Truth of God's Word

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


Constitution and Mtonument
SPort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ............ 9:45 a.m.' Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ..-. .. ,11:00 a.m. Fellowship . .... 6:00 p.m.
SEvening Worship ..... 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans
K PASTOR


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


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and join us in worship .


S.


S REALTY


1602 Highway 9$, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
www.crystalsandsrealty.0com


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


SEEDS
FROM ,


THE
SOWER-
Michael A. Guido
Meter. Georgia


A man said to a waitress. "Bring
me some coffee and a doughnut,
and step on it."
The girl quickly returned with the
coffee and a smashed doughnut.
"Why a smashed doughnut?" he
demanded.
"Didn't you say 'step on it'?" she
asked.
"But I meant speed it up,"!he
answered, "not smash it."
Here's another thing you must
speed: your coming to the Lord.
The Bible says. "Come now, and
let us reason together, saith the
Lord. though your sins be as
scarlet, they shall be as white, as
snow, though they be red 'like
crimson, they shall be as wool."
If you put it off. you may perish.
Like the man said, "step on it."


Highland View Baptist Church
*A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus, JESUS CARES. We Care.'
382 Ling Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456 850.227.1306
E-mail: hvbaplisl@aol.com Web Sile: www.forminislry.com/32456hvbc
"I you need a ride o0 church call the church office and we'll pick you up


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


Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting .. 7 p.m
Wednesday'Youth/(hitdrn' Aclivities ....... 7 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice ..:.......... .. 8 p.m.
PASTOR REV IOHNNIE R.NN B.;,ILEY


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2~2c Lc'q ,~nue* P i~f- Jot ce, Flo, Jc, --2456


S'(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ............ .. .. 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .. .. 11 o.m
Sunday Evening Worship ......... .. .. 6 p.m
Wednesday Evening Service ....... ...... 7 p.m.


C"I,-4' C itio iIe Lood the glorv
Jiue Hi, iics.e,.woislsip time
Lord in flime teoct~v lf l"C
Psalkii 29:2


CHURCH OF CHRIST
S" MEETS "
Singing Worship:
'9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
'WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 .
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church
280 Avenue C, Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
(850) 227-1361

Sunday School ...- -.9:45 a.m. Morning Worship .... :11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 2nd & 4th Sundays......................... 6:00 p.m.
Prayer Mtg. & Bible Study Thursdays ...........................6:30 p.m.
Come and share with us in our "Walk In The Newness of Life"
Rev. Marty G. Brown, Pastor


"/ But those who hope in the Lord
-- / will renew their strength. They
Swill soar on wings like eagles...
'7 A l -I soa'ro" nI* Isaiah 40-31
I., Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
S L I Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 am.
Casual Afire althays welcome
Small Group Mtgs 6 p m
Come Celebrate with us! (tn members' homes)
Grace Baptist Church Pastor Lee Cordell 85Q0 227-1180
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PAGE 6B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


Wildlife Babies
from Page 2B
a bird or a small mammal as a
nestling, check it over for
wounds-a hawk might have gotten
a baby and dropped it, or a mam-
mal may have captured a youngster
and injured it. Check it over. It is,
like I say, a difficult decision to
make,, but observation is the key.
If you know ihat to look for as
in dehydration, and if the baby is
crying and doesn't stop (crying in
it's own voice), then the best thing
would be to bring it to a licensed
rehabilitator of wildlife.
One other mammal to mention
is the oppossum! At this time of
year, the female is hunting food and
her babies go with her. Often they
are victims of the road. When you
see a 'possum hit, please check it to
see if there are babies inside the
pouch. They can be saved, and
sometimes~they can't. And, Mamma
'possum may not be dead. Move her
and call.
One other way you'can help is
by not driving fast at night as many
animals are killed or badly injured
by people who are not watching for
them and then it is sometimes dif-
ficult, to avoid them even at a slow-
er speed. Be aware!'
Not long ago a mother boar and
her five piglets were killed near
Highland View, and just the week
before a mother oppossum had
*been 'hit and was alive, but, then
another car hit. her. She had
babies, just days old.
Then there are the fledglings.
Those birds (many of what you see.
are mocking bird fledglings) that
are hopping about in your yard, on
the road, all over! Place them out of
harm's way in a high bush or on a
limb in a. tree. Put your cat or dog
up for a couple of days. The bird
will learn to fly soon. '
While all of this is going on in
this youngsters life, the parent feeds
it and the fledge will also begin
pecking to learn to feed on its own.


l"l TiE 'l il- T ,':,.,L T f,:.iF.Ti EEraTli-i .JUDICIAL
Cli'iuOf ''f THE. TATE OF F LO'-E.J D it r-aD FOR
CULF ,'."Ljtrh
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$863.69 (U.S. Currency)
CASE NO.: 02-14-CA
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL .ERSONS -no ca.im : ,-, ir.e- re i in the
i6o. e.e;. :rib-:d pc-.',rr, i.al:h .a.t el':e ,.on o. r -'
.bouu December 31.' 2001 n Gur f .'ounr.l FI...rlia,.
Said-property Is in mne cuJi.Od '. i me Fon ti .Joe
Police Department ,An., ..|e,- elnurli' bo, lide
lienholder or person in possession of the property
when seized has the right to request preliminary
adversarial hearing l,.:. a pr.:..bl- *:.Aua-e delefc ir,:-.
u.:.rn frIeoi. .lh Cir.-ul C:'.rain iUhirn 15 da, ozf 0 e
filr putl- u.. r. i *:f lll -ll, .,:. I -'Lh r,',lj: i- l ,:e, -
'ali, rni- r'luri re.:- ': reoiueitd i .. ';r*:lli-
i eeJdinc .,.3 .Az.-'ls lr,[t _l u irf. :. F ,-. .:.
'-., nj i5 a'r., Flor:d: '40' :'A., P. ,iun-,r.
for Finij -,Oaeir of Forfeiture has been filed In the ,
Sabove-styld cause. n .
- Cecilia Redding Boyd
CECILIA REDDING BOYD
Florida Bar No.0004030
P.O. Box 860 '
Panama City. FL 32402
[j01 -rC3.1-7
Publish March 28 and April 4. 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA .
-.;F iMRIR-90. f9qAA


CASE NUMBER : 20GI-02387-CAt
LOUISE HALL; n
Plaintiff.
vs.: '
DAVID W. WALTERS and his wife.
LAURA C. WALTERS: and
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK. .'
Defendants. -
AMENDED CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN : that. under an Amended
Summary Final Judgement of Foreclosure of March
12, 2002, In the above-styled cause, I wil sell to the
hihal-e -iwnd cei bieio,r -k.r- .: h at the front door of
Ln-,: 'uli ''i.u r, Counly.,-,A F'uria b I.Ie. Florida.
:ii I I l A.1 m EST on -pra-al I :'.,; d-, following
de -.:nrt-ed r-i rop -Tr y
Nrthd 2,' I'l ,1- Lot 3 Block 3 of Midway
Park Subdivision aS: p-c ,.'lfli:Al pila re--a[d
. ed In the.Offlce o: ire i la-r-k -.1' ie t lri ull .
Court in Gulf County, Florida, being a sub-


Parent birds, such as purple mar- her babies. So, please leave the
tins, will coax the young out of the wildlife alone in your backyard.
nest and the whole community They were already there!
takes part by diving at it once it Check that raccoon before you
gets on a wire, so that it takes that take her off-is she lactating?
first flight! Amazing and a lot of fun If you -have a baby bird or
to watch. mammal, call the wildlife rehabilta-
Baby squirrels often are on the tor as soon as possible. DO NOT
ground learning the ropes, and FEED OR WATER THEM-it could
Mamma is around. Fawns begin to be fatal. There are formulas for dif-
go with Mom Doe as she teaches it ferent birds and mammals and dif-
what to eat and about the dangers ferent feeding schedules, and it is
of her environment. Oppossums vital, to their health. Many have
ride on their mother's back, and died over the years -from good'
sometimes they fall off. She'll usu- intentions by giving them water.
ally come back for it. Baby duck- They drown if it's not given proper-
lings swim almost immediately with ly. The foods that some have been
their parents. Observe. It's fun. given cause diarrhea and complica-
Spring is not the tin# to cut 'tions set in, causing the rehab to be
trees down as many of them serve stressful for the little one. DO keep
as nesting trees, whether it's a, it warm and in a dark setting.
cavity or a nest. If cutting V So, get out your binocu-
occurs and you find babies. lars. go walking. or find a
place them in a container *.. place you like and watch! If
the same as for a nestling. you are a hiker. you may,
and wait and %watch. The ,see more that the person
mother bird vill con- t i'4;at home. but there's also
tinue to feed them WI/[.r,'' '*;. no place like home to
or the moth- observe wildlife, depending
er mammal.i c. on where you live.
will come -'. .- And remember,
f o \'Or .- ^our intuition
them. -' and .knowl-"
The _4 4, edge plays a
wi' 1 large part in
search'-- i., -ose knowing if a
f o r a- 75/ baby is
4eis injured- or
bn e5 t w.I or p han ed.

.ankter -,. pays, and
nost'-h 'you gain
most--. that by
likely. ',5..- doing, by
And ..observing life
Spring is not around you and by
the time to.trap and movewild ani- teaching your. children while they.
mals because they.are eating your eare, young IThey are the future
birdseed, as there rhay be babies keepers of our wildlife.-


somewhere and when you take ,
them five miles or so away, then
what happens to the babies? They
die of starvation. predation. Or
exposure to the elements. A mother
will try to get back to her babies, as
she is determined to do so if she
possibly can. And, she will protect


division pof the East 1/2 of NW 1 '4 3 Por-.
na ,n ,fia-.]' ,aa l-U 2; l ; F_: E I .l ... --,:u.:.,i ,
T.: n Ti.h.p s-..'in r-.u- -,e West.
EC'aedli ah '"I ;E i. Io M :,r-.:h. 2002.
,, DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM. -
CLERK OF COURT
: TuAa IK -.:... i,,:pur, Cle4. "
P* ublian .Mai.:h ari ,c;ia 4 20d2 0 '
INVITATION TO BID
'The -inm olf le- rnialrlnkI '.ill ac-ep, .emied ,:li f..or
O, I aI ,crn ra-i--.r fr he 5pe.e:aj rj e-i; E.ul,iang i.
'.ea hic aihha m trlnraia ,ndr,, l I:-r fo in ar5Lt3lIUr.-n 10
be- inrciludl'.d Spa,-a'c Aii'CAor ma, be obLaibred Ir-.:am -
'ilr, Hjll \v.e,.ann.:r.i dHna Foaida, aneen 7 00 Afl 1
arnd 4 00i FM iCTir Moin -Fri The Cir, resenie. the
rihti ,. reJect any ana 3ll ids and ro a-arArd the i.id
I d the l:..e-t .rd .ne: c. d in trne .:.-pirnin of the
1'.c .araichha, 'ir, mnil -s.ron Al Ciia: mu, i.e
. re:;eii ea in the ol.:.ce .a he Cir, Clerk nr' I'er i ni-ar.
4 ',* F rI i'-T ,:.-, .A.Fr'l i Bi2 a:d ill :.-: ,r-,,rin.J
Ilt r r -,i' ula-ir '--Ir -,-.' -- : l.a- a r.' i- -[ ,'I ,
-' a2 a 3 Fr.1 Ia TI
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Publi-h 1 arch .. and ainl 4 20,':
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
1,:.uLc -I he,-.l,, ,i.rn 1.h1 l 5 ,:inr ,:. F'o,-I So 5 i.:oc s
primary election will be held- Tutesday, May 14.
2002, In the Fire Station. Polls open at 7:00 A.M..
EDT, ahd I:l.:. -e a "' P.M., EDT.
Registration Books are no.' .:.pe.n .1 ra. alCk' ,of."
Linda Griffin. Gulf Coun., 5a Jper.Ii:,aor ..I Ele.:ui.:u-r
and will remain open through ,-I.p-il I -. -'0', A
.:iTr dr e rc. re lLter or ujfpd e clEr r-eli[LrA)l an
.iil _.e c:.:,niduc'e, ,:n aturjda' April 13ah. 8 A :0 am
t ."' n,_.n [ L-'u;-n a F'a Pa I', ah I-I,
"',-'ndidiVa Aaru j Fe ,i L. A-Iri .ipril I7 .'.
S E i : ,, r,:":.r, A-,d 'r,- a; Pril .-J 20 1 Aa I .-'
n-.ron a,-r F..-r .r,- : I-hla,- tt:- I'll.: i:c a did.ia,-- lor the
-following offl..e -
COMMISSIONER. GROUP IIIl
COMMISSIONER, GROUP IV
mA aniT ihl ,'reirr F r.-.-r and] Hi-at.-l'rn cu r.-r U nr.:.Id
Lie i.-,,.'. oalT.:- Fallin l'.:.-m :; Ae ailabi,: in he
.up. r.i --.-r .:.I El-.:cuor,, ia':? F.i -'.. 'a .2 nr, .hi CG ull
PCudnr, LFiuui r-n ,:iuJ-le
A l.ni ,i 1 a jla l.. nia ba, 1 rqulcAi :iJ 'r.ll,.,,ine 'h i'
i rn-xl- A 'in,./'ll'la-a-u-a- Dc,, ir-ne prl ,-4 .'0 21 il'
inre I i a run -,'I -.i-' a-u-i-i i-il,?e f.-ajh .- ia /be
B allot: ,.u" i. b e r,:,:ei, ,d Ii ll -in uphe i.i-r :,1"
l-. a-cia..rn,- '.l'aaa- t 1:1' I LE T 'li.- da :1. elec-.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Pulrjne Fridap uL- inlr ,-ui3lt.or-Clerk
PuLl' .MA, r, 2. .i A, ,- .Adr ip fl1 4 2002.


If you need: to ask question or
want to gab about a story, or if
you're not sure about what to do.
call meat 647-8238. I have volun-
teers, too: Paula Boone at 647-
5031, and Rachel and Lanny Blair
at 227-9307.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102-20
The Gulf C.:.ur.. Board of Curr, .',:.imaisiantr..
ilI ro-.,:i.':. [. D romr 3n.' p rir. c.a-.nipranr, c.r cor-
p r ,u nr a'r .rc:aeJ ar pr. l,-iah i. e lollowlng, "i.. -
Financing -Wood Chipper '
$28,250,00' *Annual.Payments 3 Years
II-Ft Pa., erainl t-ue in Appro.mun.a ely I1 earl
PlFa- e.' ,.:p':ir, estimal'ited aell.r,' dale o lurind al'er
rnOill'.:3uor, c bid :a,.ard Fleai-! indiclfe on thle
er, l.:pe 'th' hi, is SEALED BID irid in.:lude the
BID NUMBER
BIds will be received urul a ',%'ednelda,. April. 17,"
2002 at "',:1p m E S T iat he C 1-lie oif ate Cerk of
Circuit C:u-n, i,00'-e,:il G C.:ur. Sr Bl.d Roomr,f
148, Port St Joe, FL 32456, and. the bids will be"
opened at this location on Thursday, Aprill8, 2002
at 10:00 am., EST. TIe public is Invited to attend
T.H eBoard reserves',the right 'o relctl ar,/ aind all
-bitcs.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/* 'armenr L 1-:Leore. 'Charman
Attest: /1. E.:-ugla; ', Biraminghar, Clerk
Publication Dates: April 4 & 11, 2002


BID ADVERTISEMENT
The Cin 1of ;,:.,:. Beach ai .:urrendr, a.:a:epung bid:
la,-r the rea-eura,:irg of the Cir, i tennis l urn tal
iaere- e and quimad llilled i:a-nb-l.0li; ma'.' aian a
bid package olf .pecilc auc.n aria performan-:e
'requirements by-contacting John Grantland, Public
Works Dire ltor ar ISS l 0,4.8-5700 or t Clir. Hall
I LI N IltLh St .Mepalco Beach FL 324 10 The clos-
ing date fI'r .ll blds .s April 5 200'".2 at 4:30,pm CST..
The bids are to be opened at City Hall on April 8,./...
- ",'~- ai 9 ') a 1 r ST T"i'e i', a oi Me'.J:o- Bea.:l-
re er.s- iha richil a refuse and o, r reje,'t an. :rind all
i.J-i .,nd s-.aialia ratd a ht n-:.:_t qualified bilJder
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PUBLIC NOTICE
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From

the

Principal

of


Wewahitchka

High School
by Dr. Bill Truby

In consideration of our Spring
Break, this news report will be a
little lighter than usually
By now all parents should
have received their report cards,
Many of our parents expressed
their thanks for the opportunity to
see the report cards ahead of their
children. Many conferences with
teachers have been scheduled as
a result. If you did not get a report
card in the mail or you would like
to schedule a conference,. please
contact the office.
School resumes on April 8th,
at our usual times. Student?
should report to their, first period
classes.
We will not. have a regular
summer school. Courses .willbe
offered at the Adult School for
needful students as described
above. Middle School students
n my have classes iat WES. And
there will be the opportunity to-
take courses on-line ,through
Florida Virtual School. Students
can register through Apni 16th.
You can be ver. proud oc our
spring sports teams. They are all ,
doing wonderfully. The baseball
team is leading the pack.in our
district after wins over Chatta-
hoochee and Malone this week.
The softball team, sports a 17-0
record heading into this vacation
period. The girls won a big tour-
nament in Dothan last weekend.
The track, team has meets this
coming week in Tallahassee 'and
Gulf Breeze as they continue to
get ready for the district, regional
and state meets. Weighdtilung will
be moving on to the state in a
short while.
SWe are still collecting BOX
Tops for education. Send in your
General Mills tops today! This
includes Betty Crocker. too.
WHS is looking for parents ,
and community members to serve
oin' the newly formed Literacy
Council. If you like or love read-
ing, this is .your chance to get in
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on the ground tloor of improving
what we do educationally in this
area'. Contact Dr. T.
Our coach's selection commit-
tee has been meeting to work on
the formidable task of replacing
departing Coach Grantham.
Interviews are being set up to fur-,
ther review our list of candidates.
We had 75 apply for the positions
of football coach, baseball coach,
and/or AD. The field has been
narrowed considerably; however,
there is still a way to gol
In case you missed the final
report onthe Histoty Fair on May
26th, here'are the results. In the
Middle School Matthew Miller and
Taylor Smith took first place with
"Child Labor." 'Diamond Heffing-
tonr, Daniel McNamara. Megan
Whitfield. arid Michael Weeks took
secorld with 'Coca Cola
Revolutionized .the .Soda Pop
Industry." ,Jessica Stoppelbein
and LeAnn Mayo also took a sec-
ond place with a project entitled
"We Want Equality. Third place
went to Megan Mayo and Nlarissa
Reed for "Women's Rights."
Honorable Mentions were handed
out to Sean Rich, Heather
Simmons, Jessica Jones and
S,'arah House.
In the high school division.


THE WEWAHITCHKA PLANNING

AND REVIEW BOARD WILL HOLD

A PUBLIC HEARING ON APRIL 4, 2002


AT CITY HALL AT 6 PM CST ON THE

REQUEST FOR A LAND USE CHANGE FROM

RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY TO

RESIDENTIAL HIGH DENSITY OF THE EAST

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first place went to "Confederates-
Seize the Pensacola Lighthou'se.''"
Angle 'Padgett, Megarn Morr.is, '
Jessica Breman, Matt Kramer,
and Gaby Salas collaborated on
this project. .Second place went to '
Fritz Stoppelbein for Pre vs. AAU. -
And Sean Kerrigan, Jesse Knee;
and Jonathan Thdmas took third,
with "Woodstock '69." Honorable
mentions were given to Andrew
.Lassiter and Laura- Spivey'si
group.
Many of these projects will Ube
headed to the state competition:'
Go for the gold, Gatorsl .
Next Thursday, the 11th, we.
will be hostirtg, the. Drama
Department from Vernon High
School. They ,will, be putting on a':
presentation for us and anyone in
the community at 9:40 a.m. The
cost is S2.





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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GEORGE Y. CORE.
the holder of the.following Tax Chrtificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property. and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows: [
Certificate No. 28 Application No. 2002-7
Year' of Issuance:' 1997 R.E. No. 00495-000
Description of Property:
NORTH' HALF OF LOT 2. BLOCK 3. KENTUCKY
LANDING SUBDIVISION. UNIT ONE. NEAL LUM-
BER AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY. DEVELOP-
ERS. AS PER PLAT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA
Name In which assessed: SCOTT HOWARD JOHN-
SON ,
All of baid 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 sold .to the highest bidder n the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:50 A.M.. E.S.T.,
on WEDNESDAY the 24th day of APRIL 2002.
Dated this 19th day oflMarch. 2002
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM I i
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ,
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley. Deputy Clerk
Publish Mar. 28. Apr. 4,. 11 and 18. 2002

-lr .... -. '
NQTJCE OB APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
N"TICe IS HEREBa GIVEN that GEORGE Y CORE
the hbldtr of the following Tax Ceruficae. has filed
said (erqflcate for a Lu deed to be issued thereon
The ceruflcate number and ',ear of Issuarn.e the
decnpo ofhe property, an the proper. and the name in which
It was eased are as followa
Ceruflcate No 230 Apphication No 2C00'2
Near ofilssuance 1997 R E No 02512 050R
Description of Property:
LOTS, I' AND 13 BLCCKM E' ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT. 'OF WiLLIAMSBULIRG SUBDiVISION AS
REC(3OILED IN PLAT BOOK I. PAGE IN THE
OFFIC'FC'OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COCRT
CF GULF COCLNT. FLORIDA *
Name hlnwhrlch assessed. RIVERS FISHER
All of. said pro.erry being in tht Gulf Counr Sate.
of Florida. ..
Unless such certlficate:shall be redeemed according
Sto law. the property describe in such cerulcale .ill
be sold to the highest bidder in the ronrt lobR. of
the Gulf County CourthotJse at 12:00 P.M., E.S.T..
on WEDNESDAY the 24th day of APRIL 2002.
Daled this 2''Ln day or l Mu'ch 2i,02
cKOULGLAS C BIRMINGHAMI
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT C:'UT .' :
GLUF COUNTY FLORIDA
B,' *,' Janli I M Tanker ile',. Deputy Clerk
Fuohlih Mar 25 Apr 4. II and 18. 2002

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
rNCTCE IS HERE GP.'EN tqlT GEORGE CO:RE.
une h.l:.der of the fiollciing Ta.\ Cerui-ite. has I'lled
;aid cerUflcate Ilor tLax deed to be i.=uc-d tneren,
The'.cei'uflcate number and year isuan,:e ,-E
.e.:nppon of the pr.:.per .'and the names in r%%i,:h
it % a. assessed are as follows
Ceruficate No 42 Appllcauor, N.I 20:o .9 *
Near of'l;..uance J996 RE Nro 0C:',E21 i'.'R
Description of Property:
LOT I18. BLOCK K. UNIT 2 OF RED BULL ISLAND
GULF COUNT r FLORIDA. ALSO KJvCE'.,"N AS THE
FOLL'AviT-'G COIiMENCE Al THE .i':OR'TH\WEST
*'C.RPJER Ci-F SE,-'TION 30 Pl:,\SHIP 4 SOLrfH.
RANGE 69 WEST GULF CC'UN-NT FLOFiDA.
THENCE RUN SOUTH 422 7 FEET ALONG THE
SECTiPON LINE THENCE RLU 58 12E 19S50
FEET .AL' r-.jG THE SOUTH R..- :FT RJ-/ER
Tri-rNE SOUTH'li '4 FEET .,s-'jrG THE E.AST
R.'\, LINE OF SESAMIE STREET THErjrE RIUN
a8832 E 505 0 FEET: THENCE RI :' 5 t.
3,'4 4 fEET TO1 THE FOi-JT OF BEtirrJirt,.
THENCE ,-OINLE S6'0-57 E ':i I FEET
THErjCE RUNI S.lrTU 10_i 7 FEET THENCE POtN
r 8.I-,." *-,X' FEET ALONC- THE NOF.TH R W LiNE
-F Dc,-';',":'DE' ,,'ENUE THEr:E PriN ,'jFTH T:'
THE PF',lr.T 'OF E, FiNmlNrG
rnme in 'r.h I.I:,eI.-e.io B r.1- mDANiEL
SAll't.c :ajJ pr perr., b-ir, in the Cull C:ourr., 5',e
o: ,1' Flic.-,a
.nle, such ,:t-utcai'. 'C nall be redtemed a c:ordiri,
to lw, the properr dtc nbe.l in ,uch Ienrji. ,aie il
be sid to the hiher; bidder in Lhe Irti ls,ut.b', A
i the-Gulf Cuunn Courihou.e iat 12 I0 F IM E .ST
or, .EEDIJESDPin the 4th ,a% o APFJi 2::2
SDated thi 2litr. da 0of March 21011
DOUGLLAS C BiRAIlNCGI-0.M
LEE P.-. CF THE C I RCU IT Cr,- tLF.T
LLr *:':'U i. FL''RIEA
Sari B z =_ J Ta Tker;ie., Dpuli Ciler..
F -ubli:h Mar 2' -.rep 4 1 l and i.5 2,:,,C'

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
r,,fl'E i HEREb ', r.'Ux i ,a' GEORCE 'N ':..-'E
i-kd r,:.ld r :.l the I.:lloiring T%% aenil'i.; e 1 hf, filed
ald cer lf 'l e l :.or a it.s deed t. be li.-u' d Jl-lere..ri
The cheruiicm ei numn -er ari .-,r : Ih i'-uu':' i-le
.ie.'risli'r.,r l ire properrT'. rino 'he ni ,-i:. in .I'-iir
r it ,a a r jb -,:d are iaz 1 l 'cerufi-, te IJo 4,?5 Appli.ii.i:a r o -i:,:2-I':'
a tr Ci fl_ RuErl:' I-" R E o '26 9,'..-- I R
Description of Property:
\'illI 2F.--' .fI p .e.:l 2if o ''t- PE 5-i'D L.i-t!ruG
,Aril.:h ,:n li .r of Lhe t I'.ilt.l na porn.:.n ul L.[i T..o
121 SAi BLAS 1.BDr-,151,:i, acco:,rdinr a.: the plal
ther-ol re,:orded in Plat B.:,l. 3 pag.e.2 :' 21 ,nd
22 PFubli: Recard.,:,l GulfC'-.unn fiorihd,arand fur-
l-er dcrllbe.l belao a3 E hlblt -a,
Ci-ommenlrcig at the N,:rJ,;E-t INEtl ,:erer o L.,ir T,
I1 21 N BL-, SU iEf. -Si''- ,ir al--- n:.Ti as S.1N
BLS ESTiTES according to ihe plat Lheret:i
S;ecorded in Fla Bt L. 3 pte 20 21 and 2''. Fubli.
/ Re-:.:-.rdo of Gul"f '',unr,. Florida, thence South
6t' 4''i'5 Wesi 3lng the h:nhe .he;iyl lirne of '-aid bUt 2
Sdistarce ofo' 00 f eet to r, iron pipe thencecon-
tinue South 6- J5'05 \\e ai al.ng aJd r4onherlh line
for I. 2 i fee ihsheree S ulth 2,) 14 SW ELam I') 70
SIeetl Ic.r tre Point ,f Beginninre thence South
1':444 '"' Ea _t I' 71:' fe.l l, ire P,,iint of Beglnnlne.
tnern,:e e utrn 7 i 440 Eat 2'i 1A f'eL tlhen.:e SouLth
I 1 i' 1 5'3'J) ae .t C',2 4", f-it Lhence rj.-lth 71-441X ,
We.V '2' 13a feet thernc- Nornh ii I 3-)' E asil 62 15
feet .:. the Point .:.I Beginrine
Together ,tilh
i-t one.-r all" urdilhied 'fe ifnple iniereti a.- tnani ir,
common ith tlhe a.lIj3:eni .il.-oaner in il-ie pa':el
legall, de--cribed a; flloi : iteinl Lne C':,Tia-,'n
S Coinrentcine t ine S.:.utr, ais't SEi :orrer f Lt


Two (2). SAN BLAS SUBDIVISION, also known as
SAN BLAS ESTATES, according to the plat there-
of recorded In Plat Book 3. pages 20. 21. and 22,
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida: thence
South 6945'05" West along the Southerly line of
Said lot 2 a distance of 810.00 for the point of
Beginning; thence South 69"45" West a dis-
tance of 154 feet. more or lessIto a point on the
mean high water line of the Gulf of Mexico: thence
meandering Southerly along and with said mean
high water line 122 feet, more or less, to a point
on the Southerly line of said Lot 2; thence North
69"45'05" East 150 feet. more or less, to the Point
of Beginning.
LESS the property described In Exhibit "A" above:
LESS the,following-described property (being part
of Villa 2P-1):
Commencing at tlke Northeast (NE) corner of Lot
Two (2). SAN BLAS SUBDIVISION, also known
as SAW BLAS ESTATES. according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 3, pages 20. 21.
and 22; Public Records of Gulf County. Florida;
South 6945'05" West along the Northerly line of
said Lot 2 a distance of 810.00 feet to an iron
pipe: thence continue South 6945'05" West
along said Northerly line for 32.35 feet; thence
South 2014"55" East 10.70 feet; thence South
71"44'00" East a distance of 26.13 feet for the
Point of Beginning; thence continue South
71"44'00" East 26.13 feet; thence South
18"15'30" West 62.45 feet; thence North
7144'00" West 26.13 feet: thence North
1815"30" East 62.45 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
LESS the following-described property (which is
part of Parcel 2M):
Commencing at the Northeast (NE) corner of'Lot
Two (2), SAN BLAS SUBDIVISION, also known
as SAN BLAS ESTATES. according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3. pages 20. 21.
and 22. Public Records of Gulf County, Florida;
thence South 69945'05- West along the
Northerly line of said Lot 2 a distance of 773.14
feet; thence South 2014'55" East 15.68 feet:
thence South 1815'30" West 59.20 feet for the
Point of Beginning; thence South 1815'30"
West 76.66 feet. to a point on the south line of
said Lot 2;:thence North 69"45'05" East along
said South dine for 47.73 feet; thence north
20"14'55" West 59.99 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
PLUS the following-described property (which was
forrherly part of parcel 2M):'
Commencing at the Northeast (NE) corner of Lot
Two (2), SAN BLAS SUBDIVISION, also known
as SAN BLAS ESTATES, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3. pages 20, 21,
and 22, Public Records of Gulf County. Florida;
thence South 69"45'05" West along, the
Northerli' line I a.id ii 2 a ,distance of 773.14
fet for the F,..lnt c.I Beginning. therice South
20 14 .-5 East I. '3 I.-ei thence South
I. 15 ',) V.e-i 59 '; feit thence r ,:,rtrn
20'1i4'-4 .5', ncit 6i- 0 liet ti.. a point .:n the
hi,,rth line ,1 said L :i 2 iLh-r:ne t'lnrtn 6'i'45'05"
E ilt along aid north line for ." ifeel to the
Folnt ,of Beinning
NaT.e in ani m:. ai..-.-:d RICHARD E..SAMPLE
AND ALYN TOWNE
All of said prOperr, being i h. ,- ulr County, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed. according
E0 Ia,' ir F'prop'irr, dec rin ed. in -1,:- .:e.-utll.I: ,l II
be olId I .. & e hlri -'t I-,dbl d r in the Ir, i. l.t.l:., :.1 iht
Culf Counr, .-i:0 h.houe at 12 ;1 '.1 rF T ,:.T
tEONET'D.Vi the 24th d3, 0c .-J R.iL '.2,
SDa'31dI .i 2':'h d. 5 lof rlar,:h. 2'ju .
'. D-,)IGLAS C BIRMINGHAJ IT
LERK O'F THE CIRCUIT ':Oi.TPT
,iJLF CO-,i'rin FLRID,
B6, .Jari; d M Tanl-eri:, Depur-,' ,:leir
Fublish Mar 2i, .F.r- 4 i andI i h '", "


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PANA-
MA CITY DIVISION i
UNITED STATES OF IATEPICA.
Plaintiff. 5 v
vs 5 O1cv3O9/RH
N,.EtJA ,-- Lr Fi.ULLER' G1iLF 1 C-t71 iT. FLORI-
r '." aoid s.'Ev. ,J-hlFHahK;Z 5T.-TE .'i'r' ,
NOTICE OF SALE
r.,TIE iS HEREBY ,r.-ErJ Tu-LT i.i,, LEF. aN, B'i
i'F'Ti.E ':.F Filrj.%L DECPEE :F F',FPEI:L':.-iF.E
PirlE PED In THE A,.'E i3TLED ,7-CSE -,i
r.:RH 7 2,:".,2 Bi THE U.rFTED TATiES DIS.
TlJT C' 'IRT FOP'THE N'r.RTHEP.J' DiTf rJT ,i' F
FL':,RJDA- In FA\':,R (F THE FL-iirTiFF 'THE
UtrsDLERSiGrr.ED., APPr'I fTE'0 LrI 5 ED uECF.E.
\%ILL ,'ri THE 23rd DAN OF .APFIL .' AelT I12 C
,J-,-)N Ili FR,':Ir-r *f THE CciJLF C ,'lsiT, ....:ijrT-
H'',LUSE [',R I THE CIT,H :r Fi-'T .i I'
FL-'iRJE',. OrFER F':R SR LE .iD SELL ".T F'i.-BLi':
.-I.:RR Ti'- THE HIGHEST BiEDuEF THE F-.'L
L' -A'liri E'ESCRJBED 'PRO'PEF I-f. 5tT-.IATEE
L 'iit, AMqD BEiNG IN GULF '.:.-Ii' FL,:'Pr.aL.
Exhibit "A"
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,':.'-.444.4.:i0 E'.i 4,""', SALE i5lUB.jE,' i I', -


Real Estate
Answers to Real Estate questions
Irom your local Century 21 Agents. -: .
UNDERSTANDING REAL ESTATE TERMINOLOGY
BY SUSIE WHITE
Purchasing a,home can be a complicated and.confusing proc-e espe.,aliv for firit-i;.m- buy-
ers. Throughout the process, first-time home buyers will encoun'ei a3 .arely l uniai,,ila re. l s.ae l
terms. There'are seve3rl IKey terms associaeId wiar purchas.rig real eltale inaT are neipiul o learn.
- For example, many ouyei coniuse Ihe terms broker and salesperson A brc.ker1 i a porpei-
ly licensed individual., r corpora.iin hno series as a specal31 ag,'- .n iLn purchase and sale of real
state. A salesperson ,3 an -indi.Oua3 employed or a3-tc:,aited t., Tnn-r, agreement by the broker
as an independent conitraciCo Tre '3lespersa.,n Iac,i1aic3 Tie purr3ase O 'al31e of real estate. .
SOnce you decide Io purchase a salesperson viI prep3re a sales contract Io preser-t i1 the
seller along with your earnest money deposit: The sale corIraci it mni acoumenl irrc.ugn ah .cn
the seller agrees to give possession and title or properly tO me buhe. up.:.n lull payrr.eri il ire- pur-
chase price and performance of agreed-upon ,cona'.oin- The .arnesin money' .- a b'uver a partial
payment, as a show of good faith, to make the contract binding. Often, the earnest money is held
in an escrow account. Escrow is the process by which money is held by a disinterested party until
the terms of the escrow instructions are fulfilled. '
After the buyer and seller have signed the contract, the buyer must obtain a mortgage note
by presenting the contract to a mortgage lender. The note is the buyer's promise to pay the pur-
chase price of the real estate in addition to .a stated interest rate over a specified period of time. A
mortgage lender plaits-a lien on the property, or'mortgage, and this secures the mortgage note.
i The buyer, pay Interest money to the lender exchange for the use-of money borrowed.
interest is usually referred to .as APR or annual percentage rate. Interest.is paid on the principle,
the capital stum the buyer owes. Interest payments may be disguised in the form of points. Points
are an up-front cost which may be paid by either the buyer or seller-or both in conventional loans.
In general, there, are two types of conventional loans 'that a buyer can obtain. A fixed rate
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ieanor adjustable ratlc mortgage IARMI provides a discounted initial rate which changes after a set
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Once the contract has been signed and a mortgage note obtained, the buyer and seller must
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supporting documents. The buyer also receives the title and the deed. The title shows evidence of
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buyer. The final document the buyer receives at closing is a title insurance policy, insurance against
the loss of the title if it's found to be imperfect.
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THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
8901 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa FL 33604-1041
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Publish March 28 and April 4. 2002

IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 14TH
CUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR GU
Washington Mutual Bank, FA. succ
rate merger to Great Western B;
Savings Bank.
PLAINTIFF.


CONFIRMATION OF THE COURT. METHOD OF
PAYMENT IS BY POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR CER-
TIFIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE U.S. MAR-
SHALS SERVICE. TEN PERCENT. OF HIGH/
ACCEPTABLE BID IN CERTIFIED CHECK OR
CASHIERS CHECK (NO CASH) WILL BE ACCEPTED
WITH THE BALANCE DUE WITHIN 48 HOURS.
THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO STATE AND LOCAL
TAXES.
DATE: March 19, 2002
JAMES W. LOCKLEY. JR.
United States Marshal
Northern District of Florida
BY: DORIS MASSINGILL 4s
U.S. Marshals Service
Publish Mar. 25. April 4. 11 and 18. 2002

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FlORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY 4
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL: INC. 344. LLC. SUCCESSOR BY'
MERGER TO. ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SERVIC-S
OF AMERICA. INC..
Plaintiff.
vs. CASE NO. 01-542-CA
COLIN HUTCHINSON: JANE DOE HUTCHINSON,
THE UNKNOWN WIFE OF COLIN HUTCHINSON:
JUNE HUTCHINSON; JOHN DOE HUTCHINSON.'
THE UNKNOWN HUSBAND OF JUNE HUTCHIN-
SON: IF LIVING. INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS. IF REMARRIED.
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES. GRANTEES. ASSIONEES.
CREDITORS. LIENORS. AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH.
UNDER OR AC.l'i"T THE NI'ICD DEFENDIA'rT-Il-
JOHN DOE. _pr.'j ,''.''h frE,.,s' i J -0 'C '&,. -
UNKNOWN TENANT. '
Defendant (s).
NOTICE OF SALE
.Notice is hereby given that,. pursuant to a. Final,
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the
above-styled cause, In the'Circuit Court of Gulf,
County.' Florida. I-will sell the property situate in
Gulf County. Florida. described as: -
SCOMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTH,
EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE GO SOUTH 0*TO0'00" EAST ALONG
-THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SEC.
TION 25 A DISTANCE OF 590 00 FEET: THENCE
GO NORTH 90 00"00W WEST A DISTANCE OF
33.70 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF EAST SEVENTH STREET (66' R/W) AND
THE POINT OF BEGINNING: THENCE GO SOUTH
00-29"44' WEST ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT
OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 198.48 FEET TO A
POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTHER-
LY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CHIPOLA AVENUE
(50- R/W), THENCE GO NORTH 83 10'45" WEST
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A
-DISTANCE OF 101.34 FEET. THENCE DEPART-
ING SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE GO
NORTH 00 15"07' EAST A DISTANCE OF 186.44
FEET. THENCE GO NORTH 90'00'OO" EAST A,
DISTANCE OF 101.52 FEET TO THE AFORESAID
WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF EAST SEV.
ENTH STREET (66' R/W) AND THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL
OF LAND IS SITUATED IN SECTION 25. TOWN-
SHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST. GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA. AND CONTAINS 0.45 ACRES.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 PAGE 7B


JUDICIAL CIR-
ULF COUNTY
essor by corpo-
ank, a Federal

No. 01-342-CA


vs.
Robert D. Parker: Sylvia A. Parker. et al..
DEFENDANTS. "
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice. is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order
.Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 12,
2002. and entered In 6.:1 ii .:i ,. umber .01-342-CA.
of the Circuit Court :.,- I- 14'.i Judicial Circuit In
and for Gulf County. Florida, wherein WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK. FA, SUCCESSOR BY CQRPO-
RATE MERGER TO GREAT WESTERN BANK. A
FEDERAL SAVINGSBANK, Is Plaintiff and Robert D.
Parker: Sylvia A. Parker. Is/are Defendant(s). I will
sell to the highest arid best bidder for cash at on the
front steps of the Gulf County Courthouse. 1000
Cecil Costin Boulevard, Port St. Jo- ,n.: ,'.ulf
County. Florida,.at 11:00 a.m. EST i, h t. I-- .lJ
of April. 2002. the following described property as
set forth In said Final Judgment. to wit:
VILLA 2J-I OF PARCEL 2J OF CAPE SANDS LAND-
ING. WHICH CONSISTS OF THE FC-'L -'V.,. \ '- L -.-'
TION OF LOT TWO (2). SAN BLAS ijLf. i ,'-r i
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20. 21 AND 22. PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY. FLORibA:
A: FEE SIMPLE TITLE TO THE FOLLOWING
'DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND TOGETHER WITH
THE IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON. (THE
FOLLOWING CONSISTING OF THE VILLA'S RESI-
DENCE BUILDING AND THE LAND ON WHICH ITIS
LOCATED):
COMMENCING ATTHE SE CORNER OF LOT 2, SAN
BLAS ESTATES, AS PER fL-.fL rH E',:-r FL-.:'FL-E,
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 20 TO 22. PUBLIC "
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA; THENCE
SOUTH 68 DEGREES 05'05" W, ALONG' THE
SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 2 FOR 568:04
FEET: THENCE N 19 DEGREES 14'15"W, 67.14
FEET: THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45'05"W.'
0.41 FEET FOR THE POINT OF. BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 18 :'i',FlEE -4 1.7 W, 62.00.
FEET: THENCE N 71 C-E'''.LE- 2" i '" W. 26.00
FEET: THENCE N 18 DEGREES 24' 47" E. 62.00
FEET: THENICE SOi7TH 71 DEGREES 35'13" E,,
26.00 fLT f Er._-EL SOUTH 18 DEGREES
24'47"W, 62.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
S ,-.C 1- LF i iri.MIVIDED FEE SIMPLE INTER-
ST ir i,-_"T iN ,., lr'.1,':' '.. TIi THE AC -
C Erfl I IL .,-'VIiE- irs Ti: F.-.F:EtL LE .C-i.LL,
f.c ,' ripe 1, '-.:`.fLLC. "5. IPLI' THE ,:,-.r lr.l:.r
AREA): COMMENCIN- .-- I HE .' .;'LR i -r
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ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY BEING SUBJECT
TO AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF
INGRESS AND EGRESS): LESS COMMENCING AT
THE SE CORNER OF1LOT 2, SAN BLAS ESTATES.
AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, .PAGES 20 TO 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 68
DEGREES 05' 05" W. ALONG THE SOUTHERLY
LINE OF SAID LOT 2 FOR 568.04 FEET: THENCE N
;19 DEGREES 14' 15" W. 67.14 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES ,45' 05" W. 0.41 FEET FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;: THENCE SOUTH,-18
DEGREES 24' 47" WEST. 62.00 FEET; THENCE N
71 DEGREES 35'13" W. 26.00 FEET: THENCE N 18
DEGREES 24' 47" E. 62.00 FEET;: THENCE SOUTH
71 DEGREES 35' F3" E, 26.00 FEET TO THE.POINT
OF BEGINNING: AND LESS COMMENCING AT THE
SE CORNER OF LOT q; 5AN BLAS ESTATES,.AS
PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3.
PAGES 20 TO 22.1 PUBLIC RECORDS CIF.GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA: THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES
45' 05" W. ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID
LOT 2. FOR 568.04 FEET;:THENCE N 19 DEGREES
41' 15"'W. 67.14 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 69
DEGREES 45' 05" W. 0.41 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
18 DEGREES 24' 47" W. 62.00-FEET; THENCE N 71
DEGREES 35'13" W. 26:00 FEET FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 71
DEGREES 35' 13" W, 26.00 FEET: THENCE N 18
DEGREES 24' 47' E. 62.00 FEET: THENCE SOUTH
71 DEGREES 35' 13" E. 26.00 FEET: THENCE
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 24' 47" W. 62.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
NOTE: Pursuant to *the Fa:, [',l:, C-l..'i|:.',
Practices Act youiare advised ti-L 1 a1.s iIr. I
deemed to be a debt collector' attempting to collect a
debt and any information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
Dated the 12th day of March, 2002.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, .
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: : T.:..'., I i-'.: Cel. r., ,:ie l.
Pub ,-r. i ...1. ...1 '. l 2i '-2
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICL-UL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
C rlFF..L '1 : IL D. 151|i''S


BENEFICIAL FLORIDA. INC.
Plaintiff
vs
JOE PURSWELL A/K/A JOE PURSEWELL A/K/A
JOE M. PURSEWELL; LINDA PURSWELL A/K/A
LINDAPURSEWELL A/K/A LINDA C. PURSEWELL;
and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS. OWNERS,
AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, Including, If a
named defendant Is deceased, the personal repre-
sentatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming
by. through, under or against that defendant, and
all claimants, persons or, parties, natural or corpo-
rate, or whose exact legal status Is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named or described
defendants
Defendants
Case No. 02-21-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order o(
Final. Jfidgment entered in this cause. In the Circuit
Court of.Gulf County. Florida, I will sell the proper-
ty situated In Gulf County, Florida, described as:
LOTS 4 AND 5. LESS 7 FEET OFF THE
EAST SIDE OF LOT 5. BLOCK A, GAULD-
ING'S ADDITION TO HIGHLAND VIEW,
ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK THEREOF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE' CIRCUIT COURT CLERK, GULFl
COUNTY. FLORIDA. PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE
30. ;
at public sale. to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, on the front steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 5th Street, Port St. Joe. Florida
32456 at 11:00 A.M, EST on April 12, 2002.
DATED this 12th day of March, 2002.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/Tohya Knox, Deputy Clerk
Publish March 28 and April 4. 2002
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Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. ikf4,4
Apart./Homes for Rent: I 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn. & unfurrunshed. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more Info.
tfc4/4

Furnished and Unfurnished Rentals.
St. Joe Beach. Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront, Gulfview and
Interior) Several Short and Long Term
from S400 to 1.400 per month. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. Luc4/4


Large 3 bedroom, .2 bath townhouse.
unfurrnshed, washer/dryer hqok-up.
8800 per month, 8300 secunty deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach. Call Gulf
Coast VacaUon Rentals at 648-5449.
tfc4/4


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house. stove & refng.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom:apartment. stove &'
refng.. washer/dryer hook-up .
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm. house. I 1/2
ba., Inside laundry rm.,; "h&a,ndih-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED
*Small 2 bdrm. home. auto heat & air. wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/ dryer
hookup. Call 229-6777 after 7 PM. tfc4/4


Rental Management
Seeking property owners with units
available for long term rentals. Our fees
are reasonable and we have a heavy
demand for long term rentals. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. fce4/4

RV Spaces. full. hook ups. Call 229-
8959 leave message. 8tp2/28
Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J.,
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly.
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600 or 229-
2941. fc4/4




Wood bunkbeds without mattresses,
450: Kenmore Gas Dryer. 850. good
condition; Free. Kenmore washer.
needs minor repair. 647-5998. Itc4/4

Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ Ufc4/4

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



Do You Have Storage Needs
in Mexico Beach?
Anchor Can Save You Money...
LONG TERM SHORT TERM
12x12 12x12
@S400/Year @ $50/Month
6x12 6x12
@ $300/Year @ $35/.,onth
800-458-7478 or 648-5146
AJncorr Iarzatiotn properties


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

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

SP A: 4 Got 0.r ntOaG .

/ GULF suoRE STORAGE \

H1MH- FH


Walnut Dining Room Set Hutch, Table
with 6 chairs, $3,200 new. Will sell for
$2,400. Call.647-3957, 2tc4/4
King. size mattress and box springs,-
$200; Couch. $30. Come see me at .138
Venus Drive, Pine Ridge Apartments.
2tp4/4

17,800 BTU Window A/C Unit. Used 2
yrs. Paid $700 asking $200. Call 227-
1610. : : I ltc4/4 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 o\ens. con-
vection ovens. sandwich make-up
units, ranges, hoods. fans. charbrollers.
flat top grills, concession stand equip-
ment, booths and much more. For more
Information please call 850-785-1568.
ltc4/4

Dining Room Set, Beveled glass table
(72x42) with 6 chairs. Greit condionr.
S395. Call 647-9856. .3tc4.'4


For Sale. Ethan AllMien dining room set.
Hutch, Table. 4 chairs and bench.
Beautiful Antique Pine. excellent condi-
uon. 8600. 647-8270 3tp3/28

Gas wall furnace with fan. 35 BTULI, like
new used one winter in 2001. Call 229-
6909. Paid. S I.100. Asking S600 .....,




Moving Sale. 719 GulfAire Drive. Sat..
April 6th. 7:00-1:00 EST. Furniture. '
Crystal. Crafts. Clothes: Tools, Toy-
Much More. ltc4/


Multi Family Indoor-Outdoor Yard,.
Sale. 4 Miles North on Route ,386 from
Mexco Beach. Fn & Sat.. April 5 & 6.
8:00 am until ? All sizes clothing, elec-
tronics. yard tools. monies. mig welder.
20 ga. shot gun. 3 autos. 14 ft. utility
trailer, tons ol other stuff. Itc4/4

Carport. Sale, 254 Gull Street St. Joe
Beach, Sat. Only, April 6, 8:00 a.m. n.a'r


Mega Yard/Bake Sale, Corner ol Reid
Ave. & Hwy. 71. Sat.. Apr-l 6.9.00-l:00.
Sponsored by the Oak Grove Assembly
of God adult singles To make donation.
order a cake, or inquire about our group -
call the church at 227-1837 or Ann
Baltard-at 229-6154 Thank You \& God-
B sR -" -....c "

Several Family Yard Sale. MIonica ,
Drive, Ward ndge. Sat., April 6. 8:00 till
12:00. Bedroom furniture. toys, clothes,
lots of misc. Rain Cancel. II interested
in furniture call 227-3546. Itc4,/4


Huge, Huge Garage Sale, 414 Arizona.,,.
Drive. Mexico Beach, Sat.. April 6. This
one sale you don't want to rruss!! Knick
knacks. baking pans, lamps, bed .
spreads. home stereo. books. puzzles.
toys. barbie stuff, shell hanging bas-
kets, bikes, adult clothes, children
clothes, boys size 7 to 8. girls size 12-
16. too much to list. I male AKC Reg.
Chihuahua puppy. So come on do\\rt
y'all. Come one come all. but make sure
you come early. Itc4/4


2 FAMILY YARD SALE
2009 Long Avenue
Port St. Joe

Saturday
April 6th Only
8:00 am until
Furniture, exercise equipment,
baby clothes, hunting 7 fishing
items, stereo, household appli-
ances, clothes of all sizes, dishes,
crafts & much, much more!
You Don't Want to
Miss This One!!!
Rain or Shine"





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









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

/ MINI-STORAGE \




5X10 10X10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


Yard Sale, 505 Ave. A, Sat.. April 6,
8:00 am until. Furniture, and a lots of
other goodies. Don't miss this sale. p,4/4
Back Deck Sale, 334 Bay Street, St.
Joe Beach. Sat.. Apr-l 6. 8:00 am till.
Antiques, collectables. gft shop stock &
much more. No Eari3 Birds Please. Rain
or Shine. 647-3503. ltc4/4
Yard Sale, 152 Ave. B; (Hwy. 98 & Ave.
B) Sat., April 6. Spnng clearing lots of
good stuff. Come and see. Rai Cancels
ltp4.'4
HELP ANTE


Adult Case Manager Gulf County -
Provides assessment. coordinauon oCf
services and follow-up for mentally ill
adults. Requires bachelor's degree in a
human sernces or social services field
use of personal vehicle, and good dn-
ving record 1 year expenence preferred,
but not necessan.'. Job reference 123-1. 1
E'.cellent benefits packages. EOE. Send
Resume to Component Director, 311
Williams Avenue, Port St Joe. Itc4/4

Part Time Motel House Keeping. Need
good work ethic & dependability.
Pleasant working environment.
Morrnngs. Call 227-1443. 1p4/4

Reservationist/Receptionist desired
for busy real estate sales and vaca-
tion rental office. Basic computer
skills and pleasant personality are,
required. Please phone in advance for
iiter'xlev.' appointment Prudential
Distinctive Properties. St Joe Bay
Office 227-2000. Itc4/4

Great job opportunity: Anchor Realty
& Mortgage Company is now hiring
for full and part time help. Please con-
tact Kay at 229-2777. 2tc4/4


Part-Time Store Clerk (could become
full-time) Port St. Joe. FL. Counter
and store sales lor retail merchandise,
restocking, customer service, registers.
credit cards. inventories. and other
dues Resumes to: Store Clerk in care
of The Star, P.O. Bo\ 308, Port St. Joe.
FL 32457. ltc4/4

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
TRAIN AT HOME IN THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE! No expenence needed
First year dnvers with Werner earn
$700. per week plus great benefits.
Don't travel out of state for CDL train-
ing Trariuii3l noi w iiavajablrin' your
ar-e Get your career in eear. Call today
:-877-214-3624. 4tc4/4

A CAREER IN

DENTAL

ASSISTING
IN AS LITTLE AS
.ONE YEAR

This certification program is
available through the
Dental Assisting
Outreach Program
at Gulf Coast
Community College

Video courses and flexible
Saturday classes.
Jobs now in local area.
Financial Aid is available for
qualified applicants.

Applications are noi being
accepted for the summer term.

For more information, call
Kimn Guilford at 747-3244
or 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3244

L10GulfCOast
an eaeonnuy Ceg.on

an eaeo institution


Openings(s). available in Kitchen,
Restaurant, and Lounge. Paid
Holidays and vacations. Rotating week-
ends. Average 35 hours a week. Must be
at least 18, years. Cooking duties
include daily lunches, special lun-
cheon s. and occasional, dinners.
W\L ures: includes bartending. Openings'
are daytime hours with occasional
evening functions. Please submit appli-
cations or resume to St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club. 700 Country Club Road.
Between 10-00 am & 5:00 pm. EOE.
3tc3/28.

Shampoo person/receptionist and/or,
stylist. Monday and Saturdays. Could
lead to full ume. N-Stvle. 227-9100.
4tc3/21

2 Cashiers I full time. 1 part time.
Call Tammn at Cape Trading Post at
229-8775. 4tc4/4

HOME BASED BUSINESS. AVON #Il
direct sales company. Trainirng/On-
going Support. No Inventory. EASY.
FUN. PROFITABLE S10. 1-800-246-
0843. E\t. 20. cgeluso@4'avon.net.
wwrw..ouravon.com/cgeluso. 6tc3/21

Secretary Skills Must be computer
knowledgeable and be able to handle
bookkeeping. Call 648-5474. tfe4!4

Experienced Waitress needed at Gulf
Sands Restaurant. Apply in person
Mon. thru Sat.. 4.00-9-00 EST. No
phone calls please. 8010 H\y. 98, St.
Joe Beach. tfc4 ,'4
Toucan's now hiring all positions.
Full & Part time. Call 850-648-4301
for interview. Ask for Paul. .tfc4/4


Full Time Rental/Reservationists,.
computer skills required Call 648-
5767. Mexico Beach Harmon Realty.
Inc. tfc4/4


The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners is seeking an individ-.
ual to fill a Temporary Mechanic
position. The starting salary will be
S9.00-SIO0.00 per hour. depending on
qualifications. This is a 40-hour per
week position. The following qualifica-
tons are desired for this position at the
'Gulf County Road Department located
at 318 S. 7th Street Wewahitchka.
Flonda: CDL Class D Dnver License *
Small engine repair lawn mowers,
weed-eaters. chainsaws) Welding/cut- 1
ung abilities. ApplicaUons w-ill be avail-
able at the Gulf County Road
Departrnnt. 31t S. 7th Street.
Wewari tchka. Florida 324-65. .S50)639- 1
2238. Monday through Fnday, 6:30 -
a m. until 3:00 p.m C.T.. or can be
downloaded from Gulf County's website
at www.gulfrountydovernmerit com. ,
Applications %-ill be accepted until
Fnday. April 12. 2002 at 12-00 p.m..I
C.T. at the Gulf County Road
Department. If you have any questions. '
you may contact Supenntendent Bobby.
Knee at (850)639-223.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmnitive Action
Employer. A physical and drug test will
be required. /s/ Carmen L. McLemore.
Chairman. Attest: /s/ Douglas C. I
Birmingham. Clerk 2tc4/4


Temporary, Full-Time Position City
of Wewahitchka. The City of
Wewahitchka is seeking to hire a
laborer to mow grass, read water
meters and perform other .related
duties. The City is seeking a mature
indi dual who is dependable. able to
follow instrucuons. and capable of com-
pleting assigned duties In a umely man-
ner without the need of constant super-
vision. Applicauons may be picked up
at Wewahitchka City Hall, 109 l S
' Second Street, between 7:00 AM, and-
4:00 PjLI (CT), Monday-Fnday. the dead-
hine for subrrutung an application Is
4:00 PM ICT) on April 10, 2002. The
City of We~wahitchka is an, Equal
Opportunity Employer and provides a
- Drug-Free Workplace. 2tc3/28

Carpenters & Helpers Wanted
Immediately. Transportauon a must.
646-2123. 2tc3/28


g THE J. LESTER

COMPANY REAL

ESTATE APPRAISAL &
CONSULTING SERVICE


A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisals,

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-0001087
Broker. License#BK532115
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200

Fax 850-639-9756

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


100 Workers Needed Assemble crafts,
wood items, materials provided. To
$480 + week. Free information package,
24 hrs. 801-428-4717. 2tp3/28

Now- accepting applications at GO-
Morr B.P., Simmons Bayou. Apply In
person 4tc3/21
Graphic Designer Experience req.
Skills in. Mac operating system, Quark
Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe,
Illustrator. Freehand & Streamline. RIP
expenence is a plus. Work applicauons
needed include newspaper adv.. & com-
mercial pnntinug design & production.
Benefits included. Send resumes to:
The Star Publishing Co., P.0. Box 308,'
Port St. Joe, FL.32457, 850-229-8997.
Sc4/4,

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOWl
TRAIN AT HOME IN THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLE! No expenence needed. ,
First year drivers with Wemer earn
S700+ per week plus great benefits.
Don't travel out of state for CDL train-
ing. Training is now available In your
area Get your career inrgear. Call today
1-877-214-3624. 2tc3/21,
Now hiring full time position in reser-
vations. Fast pace office. must work
weekends. Must have computer lkiowl-
edge and people skills. Now accepting
applications for cleaners for Mexico
Beach and Cape San Blas. Apply at the
Mexico Beach Anchor Vacation,
Properties office only. 4tc3/ 14
Established Real Estate Office has
openings in the Sales Dept. Florida
Real Estate license required. Ex.penence
preferred but not necessary. Call 648-
5777 or fax 648-5779. Parker Realty of
Nlexco Beach. Inc. tfc4/4


Established Real Estate Office has '
openings in the Rental Dept. Rental
Experience preferred but not necessary.
Requires computer and public relauons
skills ard some weekend duty Call for
interview or fax resumes to 648-5779.
Phone 645-5777. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach. Inc. tfc4/4

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. tfc4/4

Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL dnvers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Corntracrjng Inc PO Box S1,8.
Hosford. FL 32,334 S50-379-51 16. -




Cooks & dietary Aides Needed. Do you
have a great sense of humor? Are you a
canng. compassionate person? Are you
proud of your work? If so... Come Join
Our GREAT Team. Apply in person to:
Bay St. Joseph Care & Rehabilitation
Center. 220 Ninth Street. Port St. Joe,
FL. 850-229-6244 We are an EOE
Employer. 2tc4/4
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. 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. ,4/4


COME JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM
Registered Respiratorv
Therapist/Department Manager
Respiratory Technician
Laboratory Technologist
Radiology Technician
S RNs/LPN's/CNA's
Admissions Clerk/Department Manager
New Pay Schedules Flexible Hours
Opportunity for Advancement
Fax Resumte to: Gulf Pines lospital,
3k/28 850-229-9611





Short Wheel Base Camper, very nice,
A/C, heat & refrigerator., overhead
dome. $3,600. 850-64114992. 2tc4/4

Tomato Plants, 10 varieties. Pepper;
Plants, 5 varieties. At Wewahitchka
IGA, turn West on River Road, 2 blocks
to sign. 639-2885. 3tc4/4

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, FL32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@outdrs.neti4/4

Riding mower & Troy Built tiller.
Reasonable. Call 229-8614. 2tp4/4
For sea oats and other dune plants,
call Kay at Exteriors Landscape. We
plant! 229-5282. / 10tc3/7

Wedding dress & veil for sale, size 8,
$300 OBO. Call 229-8099. 2tp3/28


SBESTSEA OTS

for Sale

850-647-2501
i,_3/lA


PAnI'E oD


Patrick

71 Millirons
___ I Can Get You Financed!
Ask For Me. 785-3540
Great Deals. Great Terms.
Several Pickups & S.UVs In
Stock at Reduced Prices! ,
Roger Clemmons
Quality Auto Sales
2707 E. 15th Street, Panama City


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 PAGE 9B


RATES:
Line ads- $3 50 for first 20 words, .
$2 00 for each additional week, plus plus'
5C for each additional word per week.
Caol 227-1278 to place yours -...
DEADLINE: e usou onlineat starfl.corn Classified ads poste da
STuesday at 11: a.. m.iAnRe p. t....p- ......


1977 Coleman pop-up camper, $500.
Call .648-2438 after 5:30 Eastern time.
tfc4/4

List 2002 ETC (c), Feb. 2002, Written
foryou by Mrs. Marion Hough. Home
Income Opportunities. -Hundreds of
UrLs Addresses Conitact, info.
Regular Price $12.00. Distributed by: B
& C Leasing. Money order/check
payable "B & C Leasing" Shipping/han-
dling included in price. B & C Leasing,
183 County Road Twenty,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465. 3tc3/28




House for Sale, 1212 Long Ave., 3 bed-
room; 2 bath, living room,. den, 2 out-
side. building with boat shed, sprinkler
system, fenced back yard. Call 229-
1252. tfc4/4

For.Sale By Owner: 2 bedroom, 2 bath
roomy house on large lot in White City.
Carport, utility room, separate outside
storage shed Abpve ground pool in
fenced yard. Asking $84,000. 7245
Highway 71,' across fromm Baptist
Ch.urch. Call 827-2552' after 5:30 p:m.
EST or leave message. 4tc4/4


Home For Sale By Owner 3 bedroom,
2 bath, large screened back porch fac-
ing golf course. Partly furnished. For
more information call 227-9722. ltc4/4

Mexico Beach Beach Side -
Remodeled & completely furnished
beautiful sunroom, open floor plan. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, carport. Steps to the
beach $340,000, 850-648-8005. fe4/4.

Mexico Beach Beach Side Great
View Beautifully .furnished & remod-
eled. New carpet & tile. 4 bedroom, 3&
bath, underneath 'parking. Owner
finance available. $325,000. Call 850-
648-8005. c4/4

Home For Sale, Howard Creek, Easy"
Terms, Just $750 Down no closing cost,
no payment for 45 days. Fixed
Financing. 800-283-4041. 4tp3/28

.74 acre lot, Douglas Landing Rd. Septic
Tank, well. electric pole & storage shed.
$16,000. Call 850-231-5048. 4tc3/28

Two beautiful wooded lots, Atlantic
Street, St. Joe Beach. 1 1/2 blocks from
beach. Each lot 75x160. 3 bedroom, 2
bath mobile home on property. Covered
porch. deck and deep well. $137,500.
Call 647-8662. tfc4/4


Mexico Beach 2800 Sq. Ft. Two story
3 bedroom, 2 bath home in residential
single family neighborhood. Short walk
to dedicated gulf beach. Large rooms,
oodles of kitchen counter/cabinet
space, fireplace. $179,500. Easy to see
or show., Call Don Yarbrough at 850-
648-4618. or/ email sandyarb@
gtcom.net. Arvida Realty Semces 850-
769-8971. 4tp3/28

Mexico Beach Wooded lot within easy
stroll to dedicated beach. Zoned resi-
dential single family. Approx size
100'.\158'. Only' 42,500. Call Don
Yarbrough i85i-648-4678 .6r Arvida
Realty Sernces 550-648- 4618. 4tp3,28

Beautiful Home in Gullaire Subdivision
.within walking distance of Private
Beach. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths. oversize
kitchen, family room. living room.
screened porch, 2 car garage. S 175,000.
Call 647-3951. 4tc3/21

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 firianting Call 850-229-7827 or
770-479-0331. tfc4/4


FOR SALE BY OWNER, Cape San Bias,
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
ameruties. 2 pools, tennis courts, direct
boardwalk to the beach, 8225,000 firm.
Call 850-227-9597 for appointment. No
Realtors. please. 7tp3/21

S MEXICO BEACH
3 bedroom. 2 bath, 1800 sq. ft. com-
pletely custom renovated. Near Beach.
$149,000. Call 850-648-9054. tfc4/4

Wewa Home Getaway., Super nice 2,
bedroom. I bath cabin built on pilings,
carport, boat storage underneath, big
screen porch/deck, beautiful .wooded
lot, pated street. Converdent to River &
Dead Lakes. $49,900. Call 850-785-
7936. tfc4/4

2 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with
pool, large living room, 2,000 sq. ft.
home. 15 ft. cathedral ceilings, plenty of
cabinets, with car port. 832 Ourtown
Road. Wewa. Ciall 639-2455. tfc4/4

Home For Sale By Owner. 3 bedroom.
2 bath walking distance to beach. 414
Arizona Dnve, Mexico Beach. 648-5994.
tfc4/4


2* MIIEMIld43I1 4I-TU*'iM 4-'[li2.Trri v :Il'Aaf t4 l'lJ7.1vTI- & ry '


( RadioSha ck
:< Franchise/Dealer Store
B&B Electronics, Inc.
19872 SR 20 W., Biquntstown, FL
850-674-3711-

^~.~)tL i C. Cleveland Acree
ihCampbell
1077 Ait.iur D.inc, P irni Cir, FL 332411
(850) 763-4992
E-mail paradine_arch'@\ahoo corn

ULTIMATE SERVICE MOWING CO.
,- rcc E-rin',t.:-' All i- in:ll r cred
.-- \\._k -,ri'n or. time and .. ith pride
(4 Brian Cahill
Cell: 819-3310 z Home: 647-2717

"' TLC

LAWN SERVICE
"Total Lawn. Care Needs"
229-6435


MARY KAY
MARGARET PRESSWOOD
Ir.'l, .3p r.3 &r.l lcaul, C.onrullrar
..P. Hw., tw Me..xico Bea.cr- FL
1-800-659-0641


CLOCK REPAIR
O/ld ,r Neiw .4,,,i',riarv Cl,'hk,
Graindfaiitl'; Pie indium, Cliickl1 Cl/ i

648-5165


SEAMLESS

GUTT'IRS
SDown'l & Out Gutters
341 Bay Street
Port St. Joe




850-227-4956


A DARLENE CUTLER
Independent Sales
Representative
CALL ME TODAY TO
AVO *n ORDER OR TO
BECOME A REPRESENTATIVE

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


-Business and Personal ,
Financial and Estate Planning
FRANI
Accounting
Telephone
Office (850) 229-9292
Home (850) 648-591.9


., Port St. Joe Lodge No. Ill
/. Reg. Stated Communication
"G'. I 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
"" muo., 8:00 .pm.. Masonic Hall.
214 Reid Ave. Tommy Davis, W.M.
Bill Jordon. Sec.


Bob'sLawn

Service

227-1144
21c3/28 / : -


Gulf Diesel Service
Diesel Engine Repair
229-8651 or 227-8024
Phone Mobile
OWNER: Ben Sherrill




7Serv ce

(850) 648-8492


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


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






MowingWeed

Eating, Blowing, Etc.


Call Roger

850-229 1956


COINS BY THE BAY
220 REID AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE
PHONE (850) 227-9073
'DLn 'I i.5 fr a'cat toiim gn hnia. tii
rces t'ti rae t,,a e to I feieL', ,n
Chains 'Bracelets *Earrings 'Pendants
Rings 'Coins 'Coin Sets *Currency
Collector's Supplies ... For Birthdays,
Weddings, Anniversaries, Gifts, etc.
.7 ,.r r ij.u, and a t ap ,. 4 .
3[ "rr [i'ic n. n ,ta _a.L,"


Payroll Preparation,
BoCokkeeping Service
K J. SEIFERT
and Income Tax Service
509 Fourth Street
P. O. Box 602
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


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

C, R. SMITH & SON, INC.

Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-0-Let Rentals

Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand


Complete Septic Service!

Installation Pump-Out Repair


TKe,


hhem-u tg Tri.


Sprinkler Systems

Installed
"Quality Ne 'lon Parts"
229-6435

* Reident.al *Cu:lorr. Wood
* Corner i .*Indu1lrial
A 8 R Fence.
Fencing and Concrete Work


MIbe Flt,sch-,onn
E1N#5931 156.i6


FREE E:,.maoe
(850) 647-4047


WVEDO
Lanmn Home Care
Si 'iiir /ie BraetBdl C' Purr 5S jiie area
850-647-2689
850-899-0913 (Cell)

COASTAL STEAMWAY
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
in our 23rd ycru WL don't c- i corner,
We clear, LheiTr Beit cqLupment on 'the market
Call for free estimate now
647-3834


Bailey's Equipment
Snapper Lai n Mosl erS
4 Wheelers
- # Small Engine Repair
19872 SR 20 W., Blountstown, FL
It.2/1 850-674-4256


Lisas,


Interior Details

Interior 'Decorating,

Creating Custon In -tenors for
your Individual Lifestyle/


Phone: (850) 647-6125
... Calf for appointmentt:


TRACTOR WORK

Bushhog, Move,.and

.Level Dirt

Call 229-6326

J. C. Enterprises 0' R.,d' A nue .
850.27-9414
Fx 229.6041
(Ri

RadioShack
Aulhorized Sales Center


Wood Decks

Repaired & weather Proofed

Call 227-7819


I Grass

Cutting





227-9103 J

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


Lee's Lawn Care & Maintenance
Residential & Commercial
Free Estimates Will Beat Any Price
647-2522
147 Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach, FL

Locally
Owned *, ..



\t, Residential
m Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
: Termite Treatments Restaurant Motel
SFiea Control Condominiums
"Household Pest Control New Treatment/
* Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Site's
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
f FAMILY OWNED
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
Serving the Entire Area
Free- Estimates & Inspections
Do-lt-Yourself Pest Control Products


Shop Hours
M-T-T-F: 9:30-5
Sat. 9:30-3
W-Sun. Closed


PICTURE PERFECT FRAME SHOP
Quality Frames & Art Supplies
Glass Mats Glues


TERRY & JACQUE STAAB
(850) 227-3444


223 REID AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456
ia0l/A


For Sale By Owner, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath .new townhouse in Mexico Beach.
All appliances, great rental potential, by
appointment only,: $205,000. Call 850-
227-3397 leave message. tfc4/4

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. tfc4/4


Just steps to Beach;, 50x125 ft. M.O.L
lot Gulf view, 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home, screened porch, $ 119,000. Call
850-647-9214. tfc4/4

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. tre4/4

For Sale, 950+/- sq. ft. office building
downtown, Port St. Joe. Formerly doc-
tor's office. Contact Russ at 229-9776
or 229-8211. tfc4/4

1200 Sg. FT. HOME FOR SALE BY'
OWNER 9217 Auger Ave., Beacon Hill.
I 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. tfc4/4


1 full fenced acre home site In Howard
Creek, on comer of Murphy, Road'&
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank with
pumping station from a 14"x28' insulat-
ed building with full bath and deep well'.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
tfc4/4

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Vacant Land
Wewahitchka 2 nice lots $6,500.00.
Wetappo Creek 3 or 4 acres with
well & septic $33,000.00.
Mexico Beach Nice lot close to
beach. $48,900.00.
Homes For Sale
St. Joe Beach Nice 2BR IBAnice
lot ONLY $7-,500.00. O
M1exico Beach -3BR/2BA. clse'to .
bea-h. ONLY $94,000.00.
Memico Beach 3BR/2BA, garage, car-
port, fenced.yard, new carpet, % all paper,
fresh paint. ONLY $124,900.00.
Wewahitchka Well maintained 2BR
on 2 lots $29,900.00.
For information on all
the properties call
PELICAN WALK
REAL ESTATE
850-648-4995





Computer Work, Software. Hardware &
Systems Upgrade. System
Opumizatlons, Setups & Training. Call:
Cheryl at 647-3834. 4tc3/28


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

Construction Consulting Co. Home
Inspection. 850-874-0767. Board
Certified Construction & Home
Inspector. RHI4803 CCI5967.. i3tpi/24

INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Frederick "Rick" W. T ylor Jr.
Call 227-7637 for appointment
OFFICE LOCATtD WITHIN ST. JOE FURNITURE


.', P.


Wanted gentle caregiver for precious
Invalid. Needed 4 days a week Tues..,
Thurs.. Sat.. and Sun. at 8:30 a.m. for
I hour. Will pay well. References. Call!
Vtrginia at 647-2525. tfc4/4

Single White Male 36 Seeking a
nice lady for friend & possible rela-
tionship. My hobbies & interests are
fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing,
bicycling, bird watching, movies, inter-
net, swimming, walks at the beach &
evening walks. Sounds Good????
Replies & Photos Welcomed. Write to:
P.O. Box 287, Carrabelle, FL 32322.
4tp3/14

Full size mattress set with frame and a
cherry wood crib in good condition.
Please call 227-3412. tfc4/4


* 0


BID ADVERTISEMENT
The City of Mexico Beach is currently accepting bids
for the construction, transportation and deployment
of 95 precast reef modules. The materials used' in
this:-project must meet minimum standards accept-
ed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. All
interested contractors may obtain a bid package of
specifications and performance requirements by
contacting Paul Sabiston. City Administrator, at
(850) 648-5700. or In writing at P.O. Box 13425.
Mexico Beach, FL 32410. The closing date for all
bids is April 12. 2002'at 12:00 pm CST. bid opening
is scheduled for the same day April 12. 2002 at 1:30
prn CST at the Mexico Beach Civic Center. 105 N
31st Street. Mexico Beach'. FL 32410.
Publish March 28 and April 4, 2002


* NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that D & E POOL 1995,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names In which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 347 Application No. 2002-1
Year of Issuance:- 1995 R.E. No..05862-00O)R
Description of Prpperty:
THE WESTERLY 25 FEET OF LOT 14. BLOCK 1009
OF MILLVIEW ADDITION UNIT NO. 1 OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE
OFFICIAL MAP ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
'CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUN-
TY. FLORIDA.
Name in which assessed: NAOMI CORBETT AND
DORTHER LEE BLTLER :
All of said properTr being in ihe Gulf Counn. State
c( Fionda
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law. the property described in such certificate will
be sold to. the highest bidder In the front Lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:00 -A.M., E.S.T..
on WEDNESDAY, the 10TH day of APRIL, 2002.
Dated this 6th day of MARCH. 2002
DOUGLA C BiFMIINGCHAMI
CLERK OF ThE CIRCUIT C.iOU1RT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA ,
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
4tc March 14, 21. 28 and April 4. 2002


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ,LilF C'L'NTh
FLORIEA FROB-TE T'l'.lSiriON
IN RE ESTATE OF
LEONARD A. MATLOCK, JR., Deceased.
File Nrumbtf ,2-13-CP
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION.
The administration of the estate of LEONARD A.
MATLOCK, deceased, File Number 02-13-CP. is
pending in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Probite Dl ision the ddre- ol -hich is 10 ,0,i Cecil
u Cc-;un Boule.ard F'on Si Joe F.nd, Tre
nrmei and addresmeii olr te Fr,,,riona Fereivnrt1uLs
Sand the Per;..nai FepreseenirLt e ac i rn', re ir e 'e
iorth beloiA
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persi-rn- on 'honm this nou-:e i ; .-;r.d ',,ho have.
,:,bjCecuon ton t chialienge tLh ai3.ir, of i-. e 1il the
qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue
or lun;dicuion of" dhin Counr are required )o file Crteir
oDjectaor,n suh tLhi Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE LCr THE FIRST
PUBLICAniON OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DOAS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All creditors of the decednt and other person' ha.
Ing claims or denmands gairn-t de.:edent eialte or.
whom a copy of01 hi; nouce i. sened niir, tnree
mnonth- aie Lthe dlate if the first pubilcauon of this
rouce e mUSi fie their claims itMn trii. Court WITHIN
THE LAFER OF THREE MONThS AFTER ThE DATE
OF THE FIRST FLPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons hav-
ing claim's or demands against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE E.ATE OFTHE FIRST
PUBLIC AT rN 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 2A. 2002
Personal Representative
/s/Ann S. Matlock
Post Office Box 1746
Wewahitchka. Florida 32465
Atrri lor F'er_,,nal Rep: sentatlve .
a George %.' Ma o.:-.
Florida Bar No. 593133
Post Office Box 12200
Tail h a see F ond 3'231
Telephone [55:A' i I_. I i I
Publish M3rc:h 25 aid Apnl 4 20,.-2
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBt GiVETN itra GEORGE N
CORE me holder, o the llloling T -im Cerufl-ate
ha s filed s _.j ceruflicle 'f.r a' La, deed to De i-sued
thereon The ce'nriica'? number and ,etr ,:
li.,uarce the de.:iprltion ol tne prope:.ren anrid the-
nanies in ..hich it i a s.se ea:e d re i foliws
Cenrifiale Ic 6 .10 ppli6clCtl.nNo 2'i002-2
ie3r ul Issuance 1997 LE NP, 02ui "-,0' r i,
Descripdon of Property:
LO-TS 16 ANPD 19 iN BLC'CIh A'. WILLLiMSBURi .
SBLiBDf'ISI.lr AS PER OFFICIAL PLAT OF SAME
BEING RECORDED IN THE OFFICEE iOF THE CLERr.
OF THE CIIRCI-,'T COURT OF GULF COIUrin
FLOR.iDA
lJan.e in hi.:h assess -ed ANfNIE THELMA. FL,-Av.
ERS .VlD ELIZ.iBETH RIIi'LEH.'RT
,All ofl aid property being1 in the C.uiiCounr.t Stale
i Floriona
i.nie-. :uch certificate ishll be redeemed acc-ordlng
S.. law the prrpeMrs decried in such ceruilcaie sill
be iold to the higher Didder in lie Ifrnmt lcub\ lv
'he Gulf C-ounty Courthouse at I I (0 t 1A E ST
on WEDNESDA'i ihe 241h da 0of APFRIL 2,2
Dated thi 15I, da c.f Malrch i2002
D)LCGLzS C BIRMiNGHAM
CLERr; OF THE CIRCUIT CURT
GULF CO,_iNTi FLORIDA
J ni .' J M Tan eri.le1 Deput ,'lerh
Publish Mar, 28. Apr. 4; II and 18. 2002

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GiVEN Enal GEORGE Y.
CORE. ine holder oi the fillowing Tw\ Ceril'icaie.
has filed said cerufi,:ale for a tax de.d to ne Issuea
thereon. The certificate number and year of
issuance, the description df the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 32' Application No. 2002-3
Year of Issuance: 1996 -R.E. NO. 00509-0OOR
Description of Property:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE
CHIPOLA RIVER .DEAD LAKES BRIDGE AND RUN
SOUTH TO STATE ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE;
THENCE RUN WEST ALONG SAID ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE TO CHANNEL OF CHIPOLA RIVER;
THENCE RUN SOUTH MEANDERING SAID CHAN-
NEL OF CHIPOLA RIVER A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET
FOR POINT OF BEGINNINNING: THENCE CONTINUE
RUNNING IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG
THE EAST SIDE OF CHANNEL OF SAID RIVER TO
WHERE CHIPOLA RIVER INTERSECTS WITH
CHIPOLA RIVER CUT-OFF; THENCE RUN IN A
NORTHERLY DIRECTION MEANDERING THE
WEST SIDE OF CHIPOLA RIVER CUT-OFF TO A
POINT ON SAID RIVER LOCATED BY EXTENDING A
LINE 200 FEET FROM STATE ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
LINE: THENCE RUN WEST TO POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. THIS LAND LIES WESTERLY OF THE GOV-
ZRNMErNT MEANDERS OF GOVERNMENT LOT 5
OF SECTION 17 T'rIWNrSHIP 4 SOLITI-. RANGE 9
WEST. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
Name In which assessed: L. E. BROWDER ETAL
SAll 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 sold to, the highest bidder In the front, lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:10 A.M.. E.S.T..
on WEDNESDAY the 24th day of APRIL 2002.
Dated this 19th day of March, 2002
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jan1s M. Tankersley. Deputy Clerk
Publish-Mar. 28. Apr. 4, 11 and 18 2002


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOanCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GEORGE Y.
CORE. the holder of the following Tax Certificate.
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be Issfied
thereon.. The certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description -of the property, and the
names in which It was assessed are as follows: -
Certificate No. 222 Application No. 2002-4
Year of Issuance: 1997 R.E. NO. 02494-0OOR
Description of Property:
LOT 16. IN BLOCK "B". WILULIAMSBURG SUBDIVI-
SION. AS PER OFFICIAL PLAT RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFGULF COUNTY. FLORIDA. LYING AND BEING IN
THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26.
TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST.
Name In which assessed: JOHN W. HAWKINS
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 sold to the highest bidder In the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouse at 11:20 A.M.. E.S.T..
on WEDNESDAY the 24th day of APRIL 2002.
Dated this 19th day of.March. 2002
*DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley. Deputy Clerk
Publish Mar. 28. Apr. 4. 11 and 18. 2002

BID ADVERTISEMENT
The. City of Mexico Beach Is currently accepting bids
for the construction'of twelve (12) Dune Walkovers.
All Interested andqualified contractors may obtain a
bid package of specifications and performance
requirements, by contacting John Grafitland, Public
Works Director, at (850) 648-5700. or at City Hall.
118 N. 14th St.. Mexico Beach, FL 32410. The clos-
ing date for all bids Is April 5, 2002 at 4:30 pm CST.
The bids are to be opened at City Hall on April 8.
2002 at 9:00 a.m. CST. The City of Mexico Beach
reserves the right to refuse and/or reject any and all
bids and shall award to the most qualified bidder.
Publish March 28 and April 4. 2002





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


Phone (850) 229-6859



SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
IM E SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
It's Hard ,r St, A Trane 4 MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
TO Year Parts & Labor Arcoaire
GERALD BYRD Owner/Operator, FL c. # RA0067-06

Licensed Insured I

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



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


PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES' GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGO051008, ER00 11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623 '

DURO S H I ELD1
SHU'TIJ RS
Top Quality Hurricane Shutters


227-9200


SPerma-Guard Quality
Screen Rooms

~Replacement Windows

Vinyl Siding

Warranty Plus


227-3628
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ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
Circle S Refinishing
'Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
T',, are 's rr,.: ;i eper'encd reinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty

Steve Brant's
ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
2296326
LNJ(w r Small, 11' Do Tl.,. All -
No ]bb Tot Larne wD' To,'i 5,all


Willard's Appliance Repair
Emergency Service Available
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485'
'/ S & 'L 'Painting
& 'Pressure IWashing
229-8036 :c.,n u.l-rt
827-2657 *227-5952 cell
ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113"
Work #227-5112



Quality Custom Interior Finishes
Faux Finishes
Wallpapering
http://www.faux-walls.com
info@faux-walls.com
227-5197
Terry Enterprise
Painting & Pressure
Cleaning:
F encing, Chain Link& &
Wood Privacy Fence
Business Licensed.,
Residential Insured,
850-674-4576
850-643-6142 Mobile







RGi 0 6687

(850)]y229-6859!h

Costruction~sfff
at its Bsirt^


R&F
SHU'TTKRS
648-6401 Fax or Phone
RANDFSHijTFERS@AOLLCOM
Colonial Bahama Rolldown
Stormpanels & Woodeen Styles
Retractable Awnings
/ Built To Order
Installed By Proffessionals


GARRY L. GADDIS


AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS
INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 LICENSE ER0010992 i A


1,4218


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

Michael Wood Residential Contractor 227-6883
Fine carpentry & architectural details
L repairs remodels decks new construction. .
Insured- Licqnse #RR0067190

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

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and Auto and
Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!
.' *. *0f


WO 100% Satisfaction


S .r .RIRE, 1 CLEANING
S RESTORATION


STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA Professional Floor Care, Inc.
LICE NI N -E INSURED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Locally Owned and Operated By
C- LEANING SPECIALISTS and
1-888- 830-9263 24 HOUR EMERGENCY WATER EXTRACTION


CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT
CERAMIC TILE & GROUT CLEANING
R LICENSED AND INSURED (850) 229-1324
SRVS CARS TRUCKS VANS


Paul Fary
,^ -Paint Contracting
S &Pressure Washing
*Tiziiiiit' WI'^^ i iP lC *41 1 ( /fl l


Free Estimates


ie've'ft'z St a uffommerczat ia
Interior e Exterior
* Licensed & Insured Quality Work Guaranteed


(850) 647-6133 (850) 227-4585 Cell,


Coastal Service
COMMERCIALAND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOUNG
ICE MACHINES,
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRI
Heating and Cooling Systems A n ole New Brand 9 f Comfort.
6 Years Parts and Labor Warranty
229-6805 or 227-53 3




ree ice, LLC
INSURED
44.ft. lift Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580

e RESIDENT AL

& OMMEPC.Ir

Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
850-647-8963 850-227-6131



Coastal Design & Landscape, IncA1.
S, Your total landscape solution!
T 850-229-8880
"1 Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation j.
~'I' system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!



NORTHWEST FLORIDA VINYL, INC".
.HERSHEL HARRISON
806 Garrison Avenue (850) 227-3641
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 Mobile (850) 227-6105
Vinyl & Aluminum Siding Screened Porches
22 Years Experience Insured
Warrantied Locally Owned & Operated

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WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
ALUMINUM HANDRAILS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS

227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME ooo,


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[[Construction, Inc.
New Construction or Reno action
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
lc # RPC-00666,4

SMITH & SON
Power Washing, & Painting
Homes
Drive Ways
:j Etcetera

850-674-7501


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002 PAGE 11B


Are you


possible?


' From day one our employees
understand that success is an
iJ9 attitude backed bj' hard work
4O and sincere determination.


NOTICE OF ARtPLICATION FOR TAX DEED'
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GEORGE Y. CORE,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property,'and the names in which.
It was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 4 Application No. 2002-5
Year of Issuance: 1995' R.E. No. 00223-OOOR
Description of Property:
LOT 1I. IN BLOC K 2. SECOND ADDImION TO WHIT-
FIELD ACRES TO: HOWARD CREEK A.S PER OFFI-
CLA-U FLAT BEING RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA
Name In which assessed: 0. C tWALDING
All of said property being in the Gulf Count,. State
01o Florida
Unle-, .su,-h ,:ertillcate shall J e redeemed acc.:iding
to lIA ithe proper de4erinbd in such ceruiic e will
be i.ld .to i-,e higrnei bidder in the from l,,bby of
the Cuill Counrts '.urth,:use.a atI 1 3: A M E S.T..
on WEDNESDA' tne 24r,. day o APRIL 002C
Da~t thiJs 19th da% of March 2002
DC,.GL- H ,1C BIRr.IiNGHM-
SLERK. :F THE CIRCUIT C-,ULRT


GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley, Deputy Clerk
Publish Mar. 28, Apr. 4, II and 18, 2002


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GEORGE.Y. CORE,
the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be Issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of Issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which
It was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No 219 Application No 2002.6
Year of Issuance. 1997 RE No 02483 000RC
Description of Property:
LOT 1 BLOCK B. ACCORDING lTO THE PLAT OF
WILLIAMSBURG SUBDIVISION. nS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1. PAGE 3 IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLER1. OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GULF COUN-
IN. FLORIDA
Namte in which a-sessed" ODESSA BLrUTLER ESTATE
Al cf said property being in the Gulf County. State
of Flondr
Unless .uch cerufic.ate shall be redeemed according
tt Ia. the proper described in uch certllcate will
be .ird to the highest bidder in the front lobby of
the Gulf County Courthouie at II 40 A M ES T


THE TARPORTST.onEWEDNEHUR DA, A YI the 200hdao APAGEI 2002


on WEDNESDAY the 24th day of APRIL 2002.
Dated this l9th day of March, 2002
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF-COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley, Deputy Clerk
Publish Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11 and 18;. 2002
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL READ-
ING OF ORDINANCE on Monday. April 8, 2002 at
6:45 PM, CT, to consider adoption of an Ordinance
with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING.
DEPOSITS AND RECONNECTION FEES
FOR GARBAGE PICK-UP SERVICES FOR
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUS-..
TOMERS.
The Ordinance In its entirety may be Inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk during regular builne.s
hours. 7 00 AM 400 PM. CT. Mon Fri All Inter-
ested parUtes may appear at the meeting to be heard
with respect to this propoq.ed Ordinance
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
Publish March 28 and April 4, 2002


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2001 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

The City of Port St. Joe
I \ (- leary) e plI t t, praiide you with this year's Annual Water Quali v'Report. We want to keep you informed about the
excellent water and services we have delivered to you oi'er the past year. Our goal is and always Mhas been, to provide to you a
a. antid dependable supply f drinking water .. ... ,
01r water sou,'rce is around ,water fran 4 wells. The wells drain from theFlbridan and .SurlcialIAq er. .
.;" a.e plea ed tu report lat r iuir drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
Tin.s repi r sho ws Oiur crater qualtry results and what they mean.
fu vi a lare a nvl questIlns about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Larry .licArdle at (850.1) 229-6395.,
Si" i>,'"iro,ii atr edited customers to ,be intfirmned about their water uitilty. If you i'ant to learn more, please attend any of
al, reaularlv scheduled Cit' Comministon nteertngs on the .firt and third Tuecdays of the month at 6:00 PM... in the
CtiiijIwiinAut IMeeting Room. a City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Coitin, Sr B/rd
The Cti' ,f Purr St Joe routinely monitorI for contaminanti in .Your drinking water according to Federal and State laws,
rules, and ren/ulatons. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of
J ani:arv lstr o December 31st, 2001 As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for
certain conramlinats to less ottei than once per year because the conIcentratioi of these conutainalntis atre lHO expected to vary
siani.ncantl' fim year to year Some of our data for example inorqanics and radiological couratninant., though representa-
nive, are ore tmaov onle year old.
In the table beluiw von will find terms and abbreriations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these
t ,ermi, iye'ie provided the followi ng definiston.
Maximum Contaminant Level or M1CL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLsare
W..It a.L'10w [to the MCLG; as feasible using ti.e best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or ICLG: The lerel of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health MCLGi allow jor a margin of safety. .
Non-Detect or "ND" meani nor. detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Non-Applicable (n/a): Does not apply
Action Level (AL): The concenitanon of a coWt.imiiant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which
A water system mir follow ... .
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mgl)-- one part by weight of analite to 1 million parts by weight of the
later sample.. .
Parts per million ( og s pe ler billion per r ( ) one part by weight of analvre to I billion parts by wei,yh of the
,.arter inple
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure ofthe radioactivity in water.
s yiu can see by the following able, our system had no violations. I1e'rc proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all,
Federal and State requirements.

2001 TEST RESULTS TABLE
S' Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants. inorganic contaminants. synthetic organic contaminants including
pesticides and herbicides. and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at an) of the sampling points or the highest detected level at
any sampling point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contiammaunrm and Uni of Dates of sampling MCL Level Range of Results MCLG MCL Likely Source of
',Mcasuremien (mojyr.) Violaton Detected" Conrmmatnon
Sn, .t ., Y/N
RadiOlogical Contam &inai ,= ..
AMpha(pCil) July 1999 N' 10.4 n/a 0 15 Erosionofnatural
"I, | I I deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride(ppm) July 1999 N 0.63 n/a 4 4 Erosion of0naiural
deposits; water additive
which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
Factories
Nickel (ppbl July 1999 N 21.0 n/a n/a 100 Pollution from
electropiatineaoperalions
Nitrate (as Nitrogen)(ppm) Feb. 2001 N 0.22 n/a 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer
use; leaching from septic
tanks, sewage; erosion of
natural deposits
Total Nitrate Nitrite (as Feb. 2001 N 0.22 n/a n/a 10 Runofffrom fertilier
Nitrogen (ppm) use; leaching from septic
tanks, sewage; erosion of
natural deposits
Sodium (ppm) July 1999 N 20.0 n/a n/a 160 Salt water intrusion.
leachine from soil

Lead and Copper (Tap Water) **
Copper (tap %ater, Aug. N 0.55 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
(ppm) 2001 erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
-. pp 2001 wood preservatives.
Lead (Lap %aier) Aug. N 5.0 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
S (ppb) 2001 erosion of natural deposits .
(Ppb) 2001
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals
and, in son-e cases, radioactrie material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human
activity.
Containinants that maj,' be present in source water include-
I AI Microbial conitaintnan ts, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
S('B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwateor
runoff. industhal or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. .
iC i Pesticides and berbicides, which ma" come from a variety of sources'such as agriculture, urbanrstormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
DDi Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic ahd volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of indus-
trial processes and petroleum production, and can' also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic sys-

I'E)i Radioact've contaminants, which can 'be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining
activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of'certain contam-
inants. in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in' bottled ;water
.which must provide the same protection for public health. .
Drinking after, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected ito contain at least small amounts of some contam-
inants The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water-poses a health risk. More information
about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. '
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-com-
:promised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organtrarisplants,
people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at'risk from
infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDCgu.idelines
on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants iare
available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at the City of Port St. Joe work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers
help us protect our.water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.

In commenting on this report Mayor Frank Pate said, "The City of Port St. Joe would like for you to understand the efforts
we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring
the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of
the numbers listed."1

NOTE: The City of Port St. Joe will not be mailing out notices to customers this year but copies are available at City Hall.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2002


MYN


PORT ST. JOE, FLO]
JANUARY 22, 201
REGULAR MEET
The Gulf County Board of
sloners met this date In regular se
lowing members present: Chair
McLemore, and Commissioners Bi
W. Fox. and Nathan Peters, Jr. W. Barnes was absenL>'
Others present were: Cour
McFarland. Deputy Clerk Leanna
Clerk Becky Norris. Chief Admn. D
istrative Assistant Deb
Administrator/Emergency Mann
Larry Wells. Building Official Mict
Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Planner David Richardson. Em
ment/911 Coordinator Marshall N
- ty E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffi
tendent Bobby Knee. Solid.Waste
ford. T.D.C. Coordinator Paula
Service Officer/S.H.I.P. Administr
. Water Department Supervisor/Pub
Gerald Shearer, and Sheriffs 0f
Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the n
6:00 p.m.. E.S.T.
Building Official Hammond
ing with prayer, and Chairman I
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Peters motion
Consent Agenda, as follows (with a
Projects Payments and removal of
missioner Traylor seconded the
passed unanimously (4-0).
1. Minutes January 8. 2002 Sp
January 8. 2002 Regular Meeti
2. Agreement Valery Insuranc
Medicare Supplement)
3. Appointment P.D.R.B. Mrs. i
4. Budget Amendment #3 Gene
Control). as follows:
Budget Amendment
General Fund
Org. Incr.
Budget
Animal Control:, (43062).


-12000 Salaries $0
-21000 FICA 8 0
-21500 .ledicace $0
-22000 qeurn.nt L$0
-34000 Other
Contractual $ 0
-41000 Comnmuni-
cations $ 0
-46100 Repair r
Maint:Blg/Grd $ 0
-46200 Repair &
Maint: Equip $ 0
-49000 Other
Current Clgs $ 0
.-52000 Operating
Supplies $ 0
-52100'Gas. Oil.
& Lubrl. S 0


$17.152
$1,064
$ 249
$1.252

$ 200

$ 800

$ 500

$ 1,000

$ 100

$ 1.500

$ 1.500


-63000 Impr. other than Bldgs
80. $51
-64000 Equlpt $ 1.822 $ 200
Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve f.:,r CLr.un t
$292.974 S 0 E2

5. Court Order Fa,meitE to atty.
(Glenn #01-020 C.J *: '2 016 *
-Account #67070-31000)- Paymen
Jones. P.A. (Kever #00-160-CF,'
paid front, Acc.:.urni[ n1,21. '0i.)1A
J. Cordor. Shuler ir.leh n mi' i
to be p3ald from Acc-ouni ,7031 'i3
6. Clu.eri Permir Refnd IF'rnat
Mellssa Raaisey($10.00).
7. Invoice County Atty. Tin
(December, 2001 '* $4:327.50 *-
Account #21314-311001. PFrnami
5r ie 7')- :-' cI E 4-K ')00 Oi-
'-"I iB. 7 S. 25 2 3 '-.'I : 2 w'
'02 S82 40) 12 20-.OI *$97.40
various Court Reporter line Items)
8. Joint Participation Agreemen
Grove Road Bridge .
9. Lanc Eesel.opmnentt F.egulatorn
Revise (P ani,,inI EHulllirtnl
10. Special Projects Payments. as
Dirt 1 City ( of \eoarnicrt.a T
300 00 Creel,. Stop & Dell Than
Work Cres, S 104 50 E'imle Dand',


RIDA approval of this proposed subdivision ordinance.
,02 Comm. Traylor motioned to adopt the following titled
ordinance. Comm. Peters seconded the motion, and
NG It passed unanimously (4-0).
County Commis- ORDINANCE NO. 2002-01
sslon with the fol- AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE SUBDIVI-
Sman. Carmen L. SION OF LAND IN GULF COUNTY: PROVIDING FOR
ily E. Traylor. Carl THE PURPOSES, INTENT..DEFINITIONS, METHODS
ce Chairman Jerry OF PLAT APPROVAL AND REQUIREMENTS THERE-
FORE PROVIDING THE SIZE LOTS. STREETS. AND
nty Atty. Timothy ALLEYS: PROVIDING FOR VARIANCES: PROVIDING
a Roberts. Deputy FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF
)on Butler. Admin- SAID ORDINANCE: PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL
bbe Wlbberg. OF ORDINANCE 98-09; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
agement Director DATE.
aei L. Hammond.
Varona, County Complete Ordinance on file with Clerk *
ergency Manage- FUND RAISER/JOE BEARDEN
[elson. Gulf Coun- Shane McGuffln. member of the Port St. Joe
In. Road Superin- Fire Department, reported that a chicken dinner
Director Joe Dan- fund raiser for Joe Bearden will be held on February
Pickett, Veterans' 9. 2002, and the public can call 229-8002 for more
ator Bo Williams, Information.
ilic Works Director CHANGE ORDER/2001-2002 ROAD PAVING
fflice Captain Joe PROGRAM
SUpon recommendation by ChiefAdmn. Butler,
meeting to order at Comm. Traylor motioned to approve Gulf County
Road Bond 2001-2002 Paving Project change order
opened the meet- #1 (with a total increase of$148.626.56). Comm. Fox
McLemore led the seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously (4-
0).
COUNTY INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM (C.I.G.P.)
ted to approve the, Chief Admn. Butler reported that the County
Change in Special has until February Ist to submit a road for the
f Item #12). Corn- C.I.G.P. He stated that the Willis Landing Road has
motion, and It been submitted through the S.C:O.P. Program and ,
the County is waiting to be notified If this project will.
special Meeting be funded. Comm. Traylor discussed submitting the
Overstreet Road for this project. Chairman
ng McLemore discussed submitting the Willis Landing
e Agency (Group and Howard Creek Roads. After further discussion
Comm. Traylor motioned to submit Howard Creek
Betty McNeill Road and Willis Landing Road. The motion died for
eral Fund (Animal lack of a second. Comm. Peters motioned to submit
Howard Creek Road and Overstreet Road for the
t3 : C.I.G.P. Project; contingent upon Howard Creek
#3 \ Road not being funded through S.C.O.P. Comm.
Traylor seconded the motion for discussion, and it
Decr Amended passedurunanimously (4-0). Comm. Traylor motioned
Budget to submit Willis Landing Rdad for the C.I.G.P., if the
Howard Creek Road is funded through S.C.O.P.
$ 0 $17,152 Conmm. Fox seconded the motion, and it passed
$0 $1064 unanimously (4-0)...
$ 0 $1064 AWARD B[D O0102-08/HIGHLAND VIEW WATER
$ 0 $249 PLANT IMPROVEMENTS
$0 $1,252 Lip.:.n recormernaai on b, Chief dr,,rn Butler
Comm. Fo'. mnouooned :, a a. ar, bid .0 ,)--0 6 I'r.- the
$0 $200 Highland View Water Plant Improvements, to. Cha-
toney Construction. Inc.. In the amount of
$ $ 80 8$16'l.175.00 (deducted $13.612.00 from original bid
$ d s$800 price). Comm. Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
$ 0 500 F.E.M.A. FLOOD MAPS
i Chief Adnmn.Butler reported that the new
$ 0 $.1,000 FEMA Flood Maps are in and an advertisement will
be in .the newspaper regarding the time frame for.
8 0 $ 100 comments. He stated that it will be eight months
S before the new flood zones are in effect.
BEACHES WATER SYSTEM/HARRISON
$ 0 $ 1.500 Chief An, Buter recmnimnerned that the
B.:,ai-, tak. no .C:ut.n re-garaingi t- e request for a
$0 $ 1.500 n c.'II-.-l.n credit on Lo.,a Harrison si aer bill

8 0 $ 51 GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILDING ROAD NEKTONN)
),80 $2.022 Chief Admn. Butler reported that the County
Srhais ceecn r;Lnburied i 5;0.)ll 'l0.j Io, r the Shiptulld.
in ng Road Pr.ject aand otliher reimrbursercnL Aill Io
.:.. up:n pa. ,in t of Irn' o i .:-s i -e stayed that ne has
2 :.mo $267,406 r-:ell' edi a letter ir.-.m the C.:ernor s5 .r fii.e s Staling
that the grant is.still valid. .. .
Susan V. Carroll SEMINAR/BUILDING CODE ORDINANCE
to be paid from Bldg. Ofcl. Hammond reported that a Building
t 'to Faucheux & ..-,.je .rdirnarCe Seniinar sill be held on February 5.
$5.129.84 .to be 2 J3,)' 14 C'7-" f a p m Ji at e GulfCount, Senior Cit-
SFa enier to ir.,' :2rrco.- Center
in .l1.l "*4'3 E, ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/PROTECTIVE GEAR -
100':.I11 WHITE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
:e foaa| Bill s ,pa, rscomnnendatiorn' b. Bld Ofcl Ham.
a,.,on Comm Peter. mooned to adi erti.e to recei e
nothy McFarland sealed bias for fire coatl and pant seta "Ir'the ('hile
to be paid from Ci.I, Fire Department ,Comm Trsalor sc-o.:.ned the
SCourt Reporting motiofi r,ad it pa-sed unarimousl'. 4 'l
0-2 "-S S. 25 CLOSED LITIGATION SESSION/
8 '170 3.,)1 I0s
*to berpaid front JANUARY 22. 2002
; C.:.ur, Atle, lMcFarland reported that tie
t D.O.T. (Lake closed session scheduled for January 22 2002 at
8:00 p.m: has bpen canceled
P Pernmision tl COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
follows: Erilefienc., r.laragciernt Diretr ellslls report-
L IJame Park c- to de "Board that the SLate Of Florida has
ih-giing Dinner approve da the _-.:.,.prenenr,.e Ernergerne., Manage.
h- -cr. Crer Colr- nare Plan and ill proctde a cop, to the Board for
.-hh.a ienen -r. approi, l


School 6th Grade Grcaiuati ,n 1 IS hOli'couni
if211 1 1 i -4 .. I I
Dist 2 C:reel. Stlop ,. Ctel Thankshil'ing C 'inncr
.'ork Crie,s S 04 50 :reek St..p ,& Cell 'ori. Cres
Dinners ; 7 532 A Dite Dandy Work Cite. C1,ee
Supplies S IS 42 Fih.er.; Butidaing SuppI/ T L
James Park S 6,e. 48 Fiiter 5s Building Supply Ball
Field 10 l'.37 Par.nria Grapnmc a Slgnm ork -Wetap-
p. Fir, Dep'pt 5 '00iC c. al-Marn 'nri-'nisa ['e cc-
rat. ons S 94 4'9 'C, variicrtna High S:ro..sl Amiletic
Pr.:.gr ,., .'0 l: ni v.e inc rienk.a I- S.."nc:.,l 'th .
'lelu. Program 5 250,I' v.eahilc.ha high ScnonI .:.
Varsity Cheerleader s r s" '. i i '6e- s ah I.hlt.a Milh dle
School 6th Grade Graduation $ 200.00 (Account
#21111-46002)
Dist. '3 Port St. Joe Middle School Girls Basketball
Team S iO 50'7 TIhe Bultch:l. Shoppe Tulke, for
Employee .5 8 *.C Rie anit-hk a Elemenerir, Si,enool -
.i6m Grade ,rnidualion 00 l'_' 0 IAtcount 21d ] 1 -
46003)
Dist. 4 Port St. Joe Middle School Black History
Program $ 500.00 Wettapo Fire Department $
500.00 The Butcher Shoppe Turkeys for Employ-
ees $ 8.58 (Account #21111-46004)
Dist. 5 Peavy & Son Construction Sports Clay $
256.00, Port St. Joe Middle School Girls .:|inaill
Tean,m .- 2,i'0 TIe X i 1 utwche-r' hoppe Turkeys for
Enmp .l.e.ee- s 8 59 IAccou tirA 1 1 I. -41 .'00'51
11. Vouchers Decals & Logos'- Works Crews
"*DELETE** 12. Water System 6.000 gallon credit -
Lloyd Harrison (#31-314600)
RECEIVE BIDS .0102-14/INDUSTRIAL PARK
LEASE OR LEASE/PURCHASE
Pur.su'.r.i t:.o .1 eriseirmenO t receil.e sealed
bids. C-,touln ,'.'A\ McF.,rland reporie.a tmat no t.ids
were re.:ei ca for bid .I'l'12-i4 for the lea-e or
lease/purcha.e of me Indcuuia:rl Farl
PUBLIC HEARING/ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT OVERSTREET
Pursuant to advertisement 1C, hold a put-li,
'learil tin .c.n-ilsider .ti.0.:..nentl otf tie i-no:r'lerlin
nOc.'r "-. lee' of P.lin et-'.. C',r e in ,errtirce' il-.iat.
ed between Parcel ID #03410-OOR ahd, #03394-
052R). County Atty. McFarland read the public hear-
Ing notice and called for public' comment. Jphnny
Mize appeared before the Board, 'stating that le is
opposed 'to the abandonment. Road Superintendent
Knee discussed that a main -drainage' ditch runs
through tils property.. Larry Turner appeared before
the Board to discuss the roadway abandonment and
the drainage ditch: stating that if the portion of road-
way is abandoned. he would give the County a ditch
easement. After further discussion. Commissioner
Traylor requested that Road Superintendent Knee
look into this, matter and report back to the Board.
Chairman McLeinore agreed to table this issue until
a later date. / 1 1
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY
PLAT/MACKAY PROPERTIES .
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider preliminary plat approval and a
width variance for Noel Mackay (Parcel ID #06268-
I 112R). County Atty. McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public comment. County
Planner Richardson stated that the P.D.R.B. denied
the variance request. Don Bradley appeared before
the Board to discuss the property and the variance
request. After further discussion. Comm. Traylor
motioned to table this Issue until a later date.
Comm. Fox seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY
PLAT/WATER'S EDGE SUBDIVISION
Pursuant to advertisentent to hold a public
hearing to consider preliminary. plat approval for
Dale Plerglovanni (Water's Edge Subdivislon). Coun-
ty Atty. McFarland read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment. There being no pub-
lic comment. County Planner Richardson stated that
the P.D.R.B. recommends approval of the prelimi-
nary plat. Comm. Peters motioned to approve the
preliminary plat of Water's Edge Subdivision. Comm.
Traylor seconded the motion, and It passed unani-
mously (4-0)
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMINARY
PLAT/LANDING AT BRYANT'S
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider preliminary plat approval for St.
Joe Timberland Company. owner of Landing at
Bryant's. (Parcel ID #00775-OOOR). County Atty.
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being no public comment.
County Planner Richardson stated that the P.D.R.B.
recommends approval of this plat. Comm. Peters
motioned to approve the preliminary plat of Landing
at Bryant's. Comm. Traylor seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
PUBLIC HEARING/SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public
hearing to consider adoption of a proposed Subdivi-
sion Ordinance. County Atty. McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and called for public
comment. Bobo Owens and Billy Joe Smiley
appeared before the Board to state that they support
this proposed ordinance. County Planner Richard-
son stated that the P.D.R.B. also recommends


UNION CONTRACT
Upon inquinr r, ,:rrairr,irn .lMcL.-emnre Admin-.:
Istrator Wells reported tha tre junior, ContfracI is "
valid for two years.
TENT HEATER/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Upon Inquiry by Comm Peters Emergency
"la,0,iement ',Diretor V.ell_ reported on Lne rew nril
.Ulrn lent neatie that Emereen, Mlrana emeni pur.
:naied for 4,-1.'000.
INVENTORY/PATCH TRUCK
ROAD DEPARTMENT '
i p.on re ,.::mm( :r .i'hn ,i Rvoad Supt. Knee.
Comir. Feters. mouc.rnd. :,. trjn.ier a patch truck
from the Road Department, to the Public Works
Department (#100-422). Comm. Traylor seconded
the mio'u.:n jn.i it pa.sedJ uni]rnirnu (. 0'i
LEASE AGREEMENT PAVING CLAY/
ST JOE COMPANY ..
upon..n re.::.mmrir,,lu.,r :- e, R..ad Sup. Knee;
C.-.m.m Tra..or mou6srid it e'ecule a paying clay.
leas.: agreement uan St .Ioe Timberlard Company,
.,:niinngent upon appr.:. sl bb, the Counr., Air. and
Ro.3.i Supt ,.,:.n om F:. :c-rnded mre niu..i-n and it
paf., j ari nnin l,:,-:' 14.-,l
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS/CHIPPER
(SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT)
ijp.:n reI.:.n.n.ernd u.n t-> S-:lid 1.a lte rlrector
Da.niord Con'm Tra, r nh.Ur[iorLone [:. als.:.. he Solild
iV.'e. DrparLieni Lo pig"_, -b,>k:h" rnOUier genm, .z
bid .,r ad -crnr le it re.. :r e reeled bid : f,:r a ,hipper
Cn,.Tm Perr .c.:-:-n.ed the in hioron and it paiseda
- ur'ar,lri ,:.u 1i'.' i 4'l
COMPUTER SYSrEM/G.1 S
S:.lld % .-srte 'ire.':ir Danford reported to the
BoGr, .nat he %ill be purchasing a G.I.S. computer
through State Contract, which will be paid from
G.I.S. and Solid Waste funds.
SENATE BILL/SOLID WASTE GRANTS
0.. id \'. al C irecti.-r Eanrl'.rd reported to the
B.:.ard ro.at Sen: .te Bill "- I0 pr.:.p.:. ., eli iani le
S,:.lI.d I a re GranLiu .-.i the Stare Budget i.ll t.e a
l,. ,s I Z C I ,.,. O i: in e ,C:..unt, He al-o. reported
that a meeting will be held tomorrow, January 23,
2'002 and lie will be contacting the Representatives
regarding opposition to this bill.
MOSQUITO CONTROL DIRECTOR
,p.:..n rn:.:nner..: ai.:.n b, Solid Waste Director
'a.srdera Cc,.nin Co.. ih-..llrlne. h:. all.:- Solid \.' .i le
:-ir.c .Or C'a ,l'.:,rd I,: eI ;p:rarill, .ir e lo. ..,ull.:.
Control Director while Joe Bearden is out (Steve
Mork is the temporary Maintenance Superintendent
and Gerald Shearer is the temporary Public Works
'i-e.,:iorr Corn, Peteri e.-:o.rnded the n,,.ol.in for di .
-u il.n mrad i'.I t ir ig i:cu..; i.-.n i i'e rh. :,lorn
p -ed u n aiilin :.u -..l, 14 i
SEMINAR/BEACH RENOURISHMENT
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that he will hold
a Beach Renourishment Seminar on March 5. 2002.
and more information will be available at a later
datd.
FUND RAISER/JOE BEARDEN
Solid Waste Director Danford'reported that the tick-
etsa for the fund raiser for Joe Bearden are $5.00
-each and will be ready for sale on Monday. -He also
reported that an account has been opened at Capital
City Bank. If anyone wants to make a' donation.
TIPPING FEES/LANDFILLS
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed land-
fill tipping fees not being paid by contractors. Chair-
man McLemore discussed the policy regarding tip-
ping fees for landfills, and the County's loss for not
charging people who work by the hour. After further,
discussion, the Board agreed to allow Solid Waste
Director Danford to charge tipping fees for people
who are being paid for the work (contractors or those
who work by the hour).
TIPPING FEES/BURNED HOUSES
Upon inquiry by Solid Waste Director Danford.
Chairman McLemore discussed that tipping fees for
burned houses should be handled on a case-by-case
basis. Solid Waste Director Danford reported that
Raymond Wood hired a contractor (Mr. Hysmith) to
haul debris (from his home that was burned) to the
landfill, and Mr. Hysmith was charged a tipping fee.
Chairman McLemore discussed not charging tipping
fees for these disasters (burned homes). Raymond
Wood appeared before the Board to discuss the
removal of his home after it burned. Comm. Peters
motioned to exempt tipping fees for emergencies.
disasters, burned houses, etc. Comm. Fox seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
NEW LANDFILL
Solid Waste Director Danford discussed the
'need for a new landfill. Upon Inquiry by Comm. Fox,
Solid Waste Director Danford stated that 5 Points
Landfill will be filled up in 2 to 5 years.. Comm.
Peters motioned to allow Solid Waste Director Dan-
ford to begin the processing of finding a location for
a new landfill. Comm. Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
HIGHLAND VIEW WATER TANK DEMOLITION
Water Department Supervisor Shearer report-
ed that demolition of the Highland View water tank
will begin tomorrow, January 23. 2002. (


Director Shane McGuffln. and Water Department
Supervisor/ Public Works Director Gerald Shearer.
Chairman McLemore called the meeting to
order at 6:30 p.m., E.S.T.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Comm. Fox. second by
Comm. Traylor. and unanimous vote, the Board,
approved the following Special Projects Payments:
Dist. 3 Port St. Joe Varsity Boys' Baseball
Team 8 500.00 Port St. Joe Varsity Girls' Softball
Team $ 500.00 Wewahitchka Varsity Boys' Baseball
Team $ 500.00 Wewahltchka Varsity Girls' Softball
Team $ 500.00 Dist. 4 Port St. Joe Varsity Boys*
Baseball Team $ 500.00 Port St. Joe Varsity Girls'


VETERANS' NURSING HOME/BAY COUNTY
Veterans' Service Officer Williams reported
that the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Vet-
erans' Nursing Home was held on January 19, 2002.
and that the name of the. Veterans' Nursing Home is
still unknown at this time (hopefully it will be named
after Staff Sergeant Clifford C. Sims). He reported
that the 120-bed nursing home will open in March,
.2003, and he thanked Chairman McLemore and
Comm. Peters for submitting letters regarding the
naming of this nursing home.
SETBACK VARIANCE/PETTUS
Upon recommendation by .County Planner
Richardson, Comm. Peters motioned to approve .a
20-foot setback variance.for Milton Pettus (Parcel ID
#06268-119R). Comm. Fox seconded the motion.
and it passed unanimously (4-0).
SETBACK VARIANCE/MCKINSTRY
County Planner Richardson reported that the
setback variance request for Gilbert McKinstry (Par-
cel ID #03840-000R), Was denied by the P.D.R.B.
C.-.:nil Tra.Ioi diiCus: j re.ieline this '.rlnrce
Cilter l. KJin.tir, .pp eared before the Board To di.
C uss renovate Cof the ho r,-rnie '.eir-u. building oa a
new. home Chief ,idmon rB.aler re.,cioincnded irti
the.Board grant a 20-foot setbacb .ariance lfor Mr
McKinstry (located on Highway 98/in the 45 m.p.h.
speed limit), and that they change the setback line In
the L.D.R. to 20-feet for the portion of Highway 98
that is In the 45 m.p.h. zone. Comm. Traylor
motioned to approve a 20-foot setback' variance for
,liirert l.lirjn.ir, Comm. Peters seconded the
n .ii:rn for .scu.al..r, and, after discussion, the
motion passed unanimously (4-0). Comm. Peters
motioned to allow Chief Admn. Butler to change the
setback lines In the Land Development Regulations
for that portion of Highway .98 located in the 45
m.p.h. speed zone: at St. Joe Beach/Beacon Hill.
Comm. Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
DINNER/OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA
Comm. Peters discussed attending the Oppor-
tunity Florida Dinner In Marianna. Richard
Williams, of Opportunity Florida, appeared before
the Board to discuss the awards that were present-
ed to .-ompanle. al the dinner (Bill Williams owner
r.i Gen rare ,a Sniall' oo... oi.ner of Sur.hine
Stai. C presss and Ge.:,rge Duren 0. uner o.I Fpighl
'i iggl.,1 ,Ceorge Dure, appeared before he Board tO
tlanrl. theri for their support ana st ied iali the new
c:i.mpleW IPlgil' W'lI.]' ano Mc'o.nald .l. has hired
5er cmploeei~ Bill V.'llllsni appeared bel.:ore ine
Board to_ thank tnem for their _uppopi and reported
thart GeriC are enipli'ee; 25 people ano profid.s
the;oi uttii lue Cnro_-_ Blue Shield Healir in surran,:e
Coverage. Clay Snmallwood of Sunshine State
Cypress, appeared before the Board tpo thank them
for their support. Comm. Peters stated that Repre-
sentative Bev Kilmer is a supporter of the Opportu-
nity Florida Program.
ODEENA BOAT RAMP
Upon inquiry, b., Comm Peter' Public Works,
E-ire.:o.r Srneare- rep.:.rted halt the ,zand. ha beenr
ren'o ed froum the Odeena Bat RFamp ba'in
HUMAN RESOURCES/RISK
MANAGEMENT POSITION
Upon Inquir, b) Comm Peters. Chief Admn.,
Butler reported thli C.unrti stall are in the process
.f brtmingr their re.omnier,.ndatins to the Booard
frear.din ri ing .:.I Human resource Rlih Mlan-
agn.eni Direc'or IVt. crern eager has rerignedi
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
Upon inquiry by Comm. Peters: Chief Admn.
Butler recommended to the Board that they'take no
a.:Ftorn regarainrg he .dditional funds requested by
finoanil G Tedder CO,,-.ruu.:lon Irn in, connection
.ith in-iallauorn oI the Hiehland ie. b-.am ranip itrne
CournN paid the amount, originally agreed upon bat
Mr Tedoerj .
INVENTORY/[DEAD LAKES STATE PARK
Comm. Traylor reported that he and Chief
Admnr, Butler ill perform an Imnentory of the Dead
Lal.e- Siete Fark He discussed repairs that 'he
C,)ur, r can mal..e It.oat ramp etc I
SACRED HEART/HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
upon irnquir, by Conb.i Traylor. Chief Admn.
Butler dis'cu-._Ied the E E, C meeting he attended
remardin_ health "car in Gulf County, and reported
ijrt Sacred Heart and Bay Medical both have an
nierei In comir.g ito Cull County Bill Williamns
Health Care Comnaiiee nimember appeared before
ine Board t dli.:uss the Healih Care Commrniee ana
iJi_: .i:E,:.nS iith represenlao.ue of Sacred Heart
Comnim Trail.:.r ai.,:uied the 25 members ,of the
Health Care Committee, ard rebornmenoe-d tha t re
committee be reduced to 5 member; After further
discussion, Comm. Traylor motioned to reduce the
Health Care Committee to the following members.
Comm. Fo>. seconded the m0iouo for dli cuSzion and
after discu-elon. the motion passed 3 to I with
Comm.,PF'eter.; toung no
Dr.. Michael Barnes Dr. Tom Curry Doug Kent David
May Bill Williams .
HEALTH DEPARTMENT/
RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT
Health Department Administrator Keni
appeared belf:. .e er.e Board 1 requetL a Resoluton of
Support frcnm the Count, regarding funding for the
rii.. heaitn Departmerint IFhase 11) 'oim Peiers
-.nouoned ito, m-oInl a resolution of supon to the
State Legislahrors Comn, Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
GRANT WRITER/HEALTH DEPARTMENT
S. health Department Administrator Kent
appeared before Lhe Board lr. requests approval tEa
"pigr, back the .:.unrr. n rant .rier Upor, recon,.
,ienOauon b., Chlefl ,rdnn Buder. Conim Peters
motioned io reque trial the mpalachee Regional
FPanning Council a-,sl6 the Health Deparmnent aith
ineir Heaint- Care rant applicauon Coonm Tra.dor
seconded the niualin anid i paed unraninouisl"l 14
0).
The mer..un oi Ihenr ,recess .ar 7:44 p.in.. E.S.T.
TrIe nrsieung re a sri.,ed it 7 52 p n. E.S.T.
P.D.R.B. MEMBERS
Sa3lis Malone appeared before the Board Do dis-.
cuSiS me Planning and D'etelopmenit Retiew Boarci
appointee stiainlr trial there are na memribers fron.
Di'sulCE 3 or 4 She UI'.LI 'Ced thai the chairni an aid
Si.:e Chairman of me PD R B h e niman', conlliciof
iTrire'si She then requested thai [he Bo'ard renmo.e
all P DR B cieimber- ti.nai ha' e ser.ed a t'.oyear
lern,i nd Lhose EtlLh eetensie cornllic'. of intere .1
C'..omni Fo\ requentea thai his issue be Lablea for
further rcie.s Cla, Smallooa:.a Cnairman of the
F DR B appeared before the Board to state that he
Ia from Diarict 4 and discuss ed In*- rho- ear termsr
.'r.ed t., eacr n.eoiter He also sealed that he
3abstain fro oi l-'iri an'.tline he nas. a conrllic of
Inrere.t Th-.e Boar.a agreed to table ihis i_.ue un'll a
later date -
SURVEY/SOIL CONSERVATION
Da' id -larrelton 'hairnian of the Tupelo Soil
and Water C.nser gallon Dislrl.:t appeared before
the Boar tIo dia.us:- the so..il con. er'aurn urvey
and beach .r.:.-l.nr program Briar M i.:,'ra..' f the
Tupelo oil ainl Water ConrserLarion Diatrict
appeared Delore the Board ti di,.Ius-. the soil andr
,seaer c.:.n-er atLlor, .ur.ey and also discussed the'
U.S.D.A. Progr am.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Conini Peter, nr:i..i.ned io approve a Special
Pro.ie:tvi P,'nenirtil f'.:.rt St 'Joe Middle School Girls
Fat Puii S.,:.Ibail in the amount of $200.00'each
i,.r .,'itr:ics 1-4 Comm. Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
COMPLAINTS/SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Mary Ann Jamerson appeared before the
Board to discuss complaints she has regarding the
Sheriffs C'illi.:e iuIse p.:.ace repo.nrt no ..'.lon on
:o ipi.airis. ei.: I '.,:-u r, r, r., r.Farlarid stated
irn .51 e ...,ul., reed .:s carnta:I F E L E or the Flori-
da Atty. General regarding her complaints.
SHRIMP NETS
Patrick McFarland. member of the Gulf Coun-
ty Seafood Committee, appeared before the Board to
'discuss the shrimp nets and turtle excluders that
[may be required on'shrimp boats. He presented a
resolution opposing the turtle excluders leainer.-
back turtles do not inhabit the Gulf of .le'tlc:.l
BF BEACH DRIVING
Patrick McFarland, member of the Gulf Coun-
ty Seafood Comrnittee, appeared before the Board to
report that the next beach driving meeting will.be
held next week with the Aquatic Preserve Manager.
.There being no 'further business, and upon
rmotion by Comm. Traylor, second by Comm. Fox.
and unanimous (4-0) vote, the meeting did 'then
adjourn at 8:25 p.m.. E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 28, 2002 SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Comm.s met
this date in special session with the following menm-
bers present:, Chairman Carmen L. McLemore. Vice
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes and Comm.s Billy E.
Traylor. Carl W. Fox and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were: County Atty. Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerks Towan McLemore and
Becky Norris, Chief Admn. Don Butler, Admin. Ast.
Debbe Wibberg. Administrator/Emergency Manage-
ment Director Larry Wells. Bldg. Ofcl. Michael L.
Hammond. County Planner David Richardson.
E.D.C. Director Karen Whaley. Gulf County E.M.S.


7. Junk Removal (Road Dept.) Two Junked
Cars Being Stored At John Land Pit
8. Payment Request Gulf County E.M.S. (The
Butcher Shoppe Turkeys)
9. Personnel Administrative Leave Joe
Bearden (Effective 01/02/02)
10. Plat Completion Extension (Curve At The
Cape / Will Be Due 04-25-02)
11. Property Donation/Survey Steve Gibbs -
Wetappo Fire Department
12. Reimbursement Request Sheriff (Video
Camera System 8644.98)
13. S.H.I.P. Purchase Assistance (Margaret
Fisher 811.615.00)
14. Special Projects Payments. as follows:


Softball Team $ 200.00 Dist. 5 Port St. Joe Boys'
Baseball Park Equipment $1.500.00 Port St. Joe
Varsity Girls' Softball Team 8 200.00
INDUSTRIAL PARK,
Chief Admn. Butler discussed that E.D.A. did
not approve the proposal from TIFCO for leasing of
the Industrial Park, and stated that the Board will
need to reject the bid (#0001-20). Upon discussion
-and recommendation by Atty. McFarland. Comm.,
Traylor motioned to advertise (for 10 days) to receive
sealed proposals for lease or lease-purchase of the
Gulf County Industrial Park. After.further discussion
by David Taunton (Taunton Trusses) regarding his
Interest In this property, the motion passed 4 to 1.
with Comm. Peters voting no (he does not agree with
selling County property).
ROAD DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT
Upon motion by Comm. Traylor, second by
Comm. Fox. and unanilnous vote, the Board agreed
for the Road Department to\ advertise to receive
sealed bids to purchase a npw dump truck (with
trade-in of their 1993 Mack Dump Truck/#100-
422).
PLANNING/BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by Bidg. Ofcl. Ham-
mond. Comm. Traylor motioned to adopt a new pol-
icy requiring sealed surveys before final inspection
for all new or substantially improved habitable
structures in Gulf County, effective March 1. 2002.
Comm. Fox seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. .
Bldg. Ofcl. Hammond reported that the Infor-
mational meeting (regarding the new building codes
to be In effect on March 1, 2002) will be held on Feb-
ruary 5, 2002 from,4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.. at the
Gulf County Senior Citizens Center.
INVOICES FISHER CONSTRUCTION
Upon motion by Comm.. Traylor, second by
* Comm,. Barnes., and unanimous vote, the Board
approved payment of the final invoice from Fisher
Construction on the jail' renovation project IBId
"A01. -34i in the aniount of 49' 62 ,'i upon
r.tion b, Conimn Barnes s-'.:ond b. Commn Tra',l.:'r
.rd unanimous-, '-te the Board approved payment
oi an i'..:-oe fr'inm Ft-ncr Corn r.ctl.:i.n .n the main-
tenance Departmen t addo.liioc IBid n)i: 0 31 In tne
amour,r .of 54 I',00: 1 IBia. iO :l i-ta inmrr.ind t-o -ir,.
both in .- c 1I
CONTRACT A STAR TECHNOLOGIES/
INTERNET ON-LINE PAYMENTS
Chilf Admn. Butler rep,.,ped on a contract
with A-Star Technologies (In ine amount of $100.00
per month) which will enable the public to purchase
pernut ps ra', sea r bill r ai ,a pa, the i:,urlsi iJe.cl
.opment t-. o:.n-li..e He -statelI that Cambridge E
Comnimerce Ipro' iae: eir.ce i.: allow tie C :.:,unr,r' to
Lake credit atl.u pa.I.e a-ll has a3 cOI nract vliLL A
Star ana I lle .- oun[, u-e. E-Lornimerice it will cost
$25.00 per month. Ufron further discussion and
request b, Chiei A.don. Butler mine Boara approved
using inese .:onpanies and agreed for Chief Adnmn.
Butller to i th erk'e h isfice to set up .hil
prog-rant
ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT TURNER
Chief e drin Butler presented a letter and mapr
front uohnn., -lize. .oppoinmg uie abanonmenn t :.-f the
northaernr.ionL 2.-, feel .:.f Falnmetln Dtri.e llcicaied
be cveern farc-el ,O,34 I ,'-'I F. a, nd 6:'F394 .052RI ir
C.er street After diis:us.lor, anrm upon molona b,'
Cc-nnil Feter,. .' eonn t'/ C-.o. Barnes and unin-
imous itie the B&oar agreed in den', the abI:-,n-.:n-
ment rcque n.naade : Larr Turner
PERSONNEL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT SECRETARY
Chief Admn. Butler reported that Rhonda
ld ue: ... a rd I.ntanicldJ ii, Iegarding noi rec.ei. ig
a S 5"0 per i '-ur rate increase alter her I6 n,.:n h pro '
Sbauonar .peri-i He sl.ate3 that there "ere era,'.
areas in, te ,.Id personnel poly.,r' re.ardnrg this ;:at
Ler nut aiter reeaurchiin the issue ne has deter-
mined that she should receive the increase., with
back' pay (retroactive to 08/00). in the amount of
S 1.55462 After liacussilonr D Adnrnistraie,r Weill
Comni Peter. notione to1 appro, ea the pa,
increase an t back pa,, 'Conrini Traylor seconded ine
Sniouon alnd lit pasSed uc'aninirl.ul., Alher further
alicus-ion the Board directly Eri ',ergernc, MIanage-
ment Director Wells to submit a letter of apology to
.Ms.'Algueseva.
There being no further business and upon
motion c C'.nomni Traylor ec,:ond 0., Comanr,i Fo.
and nurinlOo,-a. -.'oe the i,.etirng did Lthen adjourn
at 703p n. ST
CARMEN L M.L.E,,MORE CH.,IRMi'c.L
ATTES7 T DC.OUGLAS BIRMINGHAM CLERK .
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FERRUARY 12. 2002 .
REGULAR MEETING 5
The '-.ul C.luinrl Bora i CoCunrj omm mel
tris date in, regular esei,,n virn the iolloring iem.-
ber, present Cnairran Carrcen L M.1Lernore l.ie
Chairmar, Jerry Vi Bar ne and Comnm Bill' E
Trnylor. Carl W Fo. anrd rial-an Peter. ,Jr Others
.resent vere Counrr' Air Timc -m M.IcFarland
Clerk EDougla' ,: Birmrilnhani Depur, Clerk Leanna
RooertS Depurt Clers. Budget i Finance Lirecitor
Becky Norris Chielf A'nin Don Butler rtdmnin .st
Debtie Viober. idridnunlitrasor, Eniergenc', rManrage-
nient Director Larr, '.ell: Bld; -'icl Michael L
Haarnac.nd Code Enlorcement Officer Tony Varona
County Planner E'Datd Richarason. Emergency .Man-
agemenr, 91i Co.jroinator. Marshall Nelson Mainte-
nance Supernitendent Steve Mork Road Supt
Bobby Knee eiaid i'aiie. r.l-:,_s-I uo Control Directoi
Joe Danford Water Deparbtnent Super'isor Public
Works Directcr Gerald Shearer and S nerlffs C'lTi.:e
Captain Joe Nugent.
Captain hiusert called re nmeeLing to order at e?, (10
pm EST
\'i-c Chairnian, Barnes opened the meeurting
wi'h praer an Chairmanar, .1cLenr-oe led the Pledre.
c' Allegiance t.:. he flag.
CCONSErif ,GEND.A E
Conn Barnes miiouoned to approve the Con-
sent .Aernda as follows i'omn s Tra'ylor seconaed
tne niouon an a it passed uranrriouusiy
I .Minutes. Janua3n 22. n:20j2 Revular Meet-
ing Januar, 2c : 2 S0.2 pecal Meering
2 .,gr nenenr Eletilon S) -senis .. Sfrv a re
SNe..' '.oune S., Sm:trii 5114 6,.5 i0 -l
3 Court Orier Pa'.Tnent .t Air., n'm Michael
Hunter lBo,ddOe 00)-0 CF, "-. 190-CF "
62 "77607 t. be paid from Account, -610121
3.11001 PFa,,ent ro atll,. J Gordon Shuier
IBn>ler O lI-. l l-':F 01- 1 2 -CF BOi- I 1 CF ".
5574 t0 to be .paid ir-am ,wr.-.cunt ~e l.'2 -3.O'ij'P-
Pa'.nienit ta .tr, ..I Gordon Shuler IF amsey *" I01
':-CF Ol '. '3.-CF, ."1-234-CF 01i -235-:F
SS4.:3 72 to be pal.a ifr.ni Accounrt l561 i1I 310001 .
Fanmenrt io Faucneux ,Jones P A I..Mitchell E99-)
321 -CCF "' 77 'a3 to De pali from ,-:,ccounr iP36121 .
310001- Pa.riieIn I. v. JI Iteuigationrs (1'llian.
i0 t-029-CF -
8254,4'' to e pail Ir.:.a 'tc..:-unt c.i02 I 34',rl:I
S4 L.rant .pplica. tin etppr..al A R P C inte
gras V.eln',ess a Therap, I'0021 ,
5 In eiinor, Ta.' Collectlr ITiara sl'er #.40-116
& #40-1 1 r,: Enter Man )
6. Invoice C campaign a Opinion Research -
County .'i.de V.otin, (I 14 2 "S 1.22a 00 .' I -.9
i. 2 ,* Ic. be paid from a count 2 II -
312in1" C':.un ti Airt Tin.:.,thy r.l.:Farli.nd .lanri-,r,
'20'.',2 ,5 "to be paid fron, ,.:ounti 2 13 14-
31 ]0i' Elecui:r, 5., iter. & SoCfrAafe. Imc -e l e,
Voting S,.s en, 1'474616 -'7,30a u tno ce paid
f-dm Ac-:Counit 24 I 196,.'-.L,:i FIloriada ,.octasuen
of'c."urt Clerksi. c B T S Grant 1.25'4 "S25. u919 44
25.95 r 3 3I 1 3: to be paid from Account
a'*.,i'0 4'.:3-,. C,) a Garllch Enr'. irornientil AssQciates.
S:nc Boble.en ':ae |i:,',4.01 Der,,-iion 8,156.00
*to be pa i irom ia.:,ounut 21 i 1-31200)- Gulf Bay
Reporting B'C Llugauaor meetingg (01-16-02
$147.00 *to be paid from Account #21111-33001) -
I-C Contractors, Inc. Beacon Hill Park. Phase II (#7
82.000.00 *to be paid from Account #26472-
63000)- J & H Welding H.V. Water Tank Demolition
Bid #0102-02 ($27.600.00 to be paid from
Account #91553-34000)- Larry Taylor, Wetlands
Consultant Bobzlen Case (10-09-01 Testimony *
$185.00 to be paid from Account #21111-31200)-
Panama Court Reporting Service (#39 01-29-01 *
$222.40 / #42 *01-31-02 $374.50 / #51 01-28-
02 $320.78 / #52 *01-30-02 8158.28 / #53 01-
31-02 8308.28 / #54 02-01-02 $133.28 / #55 *'
02-04-02 $197.40 / #56 01-22-01 $620.38 /
#60 *02-05-02 $146.76 / #64 02-06-02 '*
$1.140.00 / #65 02-06-02 '*$260.78 / #66 02-06-
02 $172.00 to be paid from various Court Reporter
Line Items)- Preble-Rish. Inc. Beacon Hill Park.,
Phase II (#62068." $1,000.00 'to be paid from
Account #26472-31000)- Preble-Rish. Inc. Indus-
trial Road S.C.O.P. (#62069 $3.750.00'*to be paid
from Account #40641-31000) Preble-Rish. Inc. -
2001-2002 Road Bond & Underpass (#62070
'Si 1.043.00 to be paid from Account #41441-
31000) Preble-Rish. Inc. County Road 5 C.I.G.P.
(#62071 87,893.75 'to be paid from Accoun-
#40741-310001- -Preferred Governmental Insurance
Trust Worker's Compensation Audited Premium
S(#001000000133100 816,708.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-24000)- William J. Guilford, P.E. -
Radio Tower Analysis (#gcc0102 Port St. Joe *
82.206.00 / #gcc0202 Wewahitchka *$1,731.50 *'
to be paid from Account #24629-31000)


Dist. 1 American Cancer Society $ 100.00
Lowe's Home Improvement T. L. James Park $
322.94 (Account #21111-46001)
Dist. 3 Beaches Fire Department $ 150.00
Buddy Ward & Sons Seafood P.W./M.C. Christmas
Dinner $ 10.00 Highland View Fire Department $
150.00 Piggly Wiggly P.W./M.C. Christmas Dinner
$ 107.37 PIggly Wiggly Maint. Dept. Christmas Din-
ner $ 17.40 Wewahltchka Jr. Varsity Girls' Softball 8
200.00 White City Fire Department $ 150.00
(Account #21111-46003)
Dist. 4 Buddy Ward & Sons Seafood -
P.W./M.C. Christmas Dinner $ 10.00 Lamar Faison
Scholarship Fund $ 300.00 Marilyn Witten Scholar-
ship Fund $ 300.00 Piggly Wiggly P.W./M.C.
Christmas Dinner $ 107.36 Piggly WIggly Maint.
Dept. Christmas Dinner $ 17.40 Port St. Joe Fire
Department $ 500.00 St. Joseph Historical Society $
500.00 (Account #21111-46004)
Dist. 5 Buddy Ward & Sons Seafood -
P.W./M.C. Christmas Dinner $ 10.00 Piggly Wiggly -
P.W./M.C. Christmas Dinner $ 107.36 Piggly Wiggly
Maint. Dept. Christmas Dinner $ 17.40 (Account
#21111-46005)
15. Special Projects Payment Change ($500.00
from each District to Wooten's Photo & Frames.
Instead of to Health Department)
16. Travel 2002 F.A.C. Conference (Marco
Island, FL 6/26-28/02)
RECEIVE BIDS #0102-15 / .PROTECTIVE GEAR -
WHITE CITY FIPE DEPAPT.1ENT
Pursuani tl.:. adertiscent to receive sealed
bids (#0102-15) for Structural Fire P.P.E. for. the
Whtte City Fire Department, the following bids were
received: Nafeco $873.00 per set Municipal Equip-
ment Company $837.00 per set
Co.,nm F., reqluested thai Michael Hanimond
J dir,,n'.' Rocer. ,and S-:ott Baker reice" these bids
tar.d Ltring a re,.:o,mmenduaion back to the Board
RECEIVE BIDS #0102-16 / INDUSTRIAL PARK
LEASE OR LEASE/PURCHASE
Pursuant to advertisement to 'receie sealed
bids (#0102-16) for the lease or lease/purchase of
the Gulf County Industrial Park. the following bid
was received: Taunton Truss, Inc. $2.422 74 per,
month (to be applied to $307,000.00 lease purchase
at 5% percept annually)
Comn. Tra.lior motioned to table this bid for
reie'. by Chief A.dn.n Butler and to submit a pro.
posed agreement t(beteen Taunton and Gulf Coun-
tl to E D A for their appiroal Comm For second-
ed the n.:-Li.an and it passed unanimously
ECONOMIC'l DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE / \ARI.-
L. .S .':Co'r.MITTEE.S
E DC Director Whale', appeared to discuss
the Econonic Development Commintee projects and
the various commnitees that ill be formed in 2002
directed ov E D C 1 o help with the projects.
,elAR-l BID 010C2-i. PR)OT'ECT'= GE'R
'vitTE C'iT' FIRE DEPARTMENT
LUpon recommendation by Jimmy Rogers
rienitrer of the W.'hile Cii.y Fire Deparurient Comm
Peters nctioned to aard bid al)102-15 for the
Structural Fire PPE for the V.hile City Fire Depan.
rient to Municipal Equipment Company. in the
amount of 68 370100 (total of 10 seli Comm Fox
:e.:ordcd Lhe moon. and it passed unanimouilv
IN'''ICE GROUND Oi'RKS LANDSCAPE & TULRF
MA.'AGEmr.l.r'r
I.poar recommendation by Admin Asi \'ib-
berg Conmn Barnes nrnouoned to approve payment
of an inoice from Ground-.'orks Landscape &a Turf
Management Ibid 0l102-10). In the amount of
5s2 04 502. conungenrt upon kritnen approval from
Mne E epartmeni of Transporation., for landscaping of
the Gatea', ito Gulf Projecut Comnm Tralor sec-
onded the mouon. and it passed unanimously
RESOLUTI-l r HEALTH E-EPARTMENT PHASE II
LUpon alscu-aine by Wibberg. Counn, Ate
McFarlan-a read 3 proposed resolution requesting
legislaurq a.uppon for compleuon of Phase II of the
Gulf Count, Health Department Comm Traylor
motioned to adopt ine following resolution Comm
Peters seconared me moon and it passed unani-
mousil RE.5-LLrTIOr NO 2i0'02-03 Ion fllel
INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTCIT\' OF
,EVWAmTCH-KA
Upon discussion by Chief Admn. Butler.
Comm Tnralor monuoned to pproCe an Interlocal
agreerient berreen the County and the City of
\lersaniichka regaroing operation or a vater system
t.:. Le Gulf Cournty Industrial Park Comm Fox sec.
onded the motion for discussion After discussion by
C-ounrty At,.' ,McFarland that the agreement Is for a
lerri ol ten years, the moon passed unanimously
SMALL CCOULNTI TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PRO-
G.RA
Upon reconmmendaLion by Chief Admn Butler.
SCoTm Barnes mutioned to pay the Small County
TcchnicAl ,-isltance Program the amount of
I 110 0,) iS C TA F' to pa\ the balance of the cosil
to hate a reteieu performed of the Count) Personnel
and related Folicies (snoul recommend ratesa of pay.
police, crnange_ needed etc.) Comm Traylor second-
ed the motLion and it passed unanimously
El.1ERGENC- 9.1- I JOB POSITIrON
Ip.:.r. recommrendauon b, Chief Admn Butler
Connii Traylor mouoned to allow Larr\ Wells. Mar-
shall Nelson and Debbe Wibberg to interview appli.
cans and make a recommendauon for the Emer-
gencv Maragenment/E.9-1 .1 Secretary position.
Conm Fo,,\ seconded the moon. and it passed
unarnimousl
-:-,'Lir-Ti PROBATION OFFICER / JOB POSmION
Up-pn reconmmerdauon by Chief Admn Buder
Comm TraIlor mouoned to allow Don Butler. Joe
E'anfo;rd and Lam Wells to interview applicants for
the Counrn' Probation Officer Posiuon Conmm Fox
.seconded the mouon. and following discussion that
County Jundge Witen ill review the ltop fe applica-
tions the niouor passed unanimously
PRELIM.liN.-RY PLAT / MACKAY PROPERTIES
LUpon dlicusslon b\ Chief Admn. Butler
regarding P D R B denial of a variance request and
prelirminar, plat approval for Mackay Properties
IParcel ID Oii268. 112R). Comm Barnes discussed
that the development is a pre-regulauon. and the
densar. and intenstry of ll are abore the maximum
Comm Barnes then motioned that the roadway van-
ance and preliminary plat be approved sith the con-
ditions as outline-a by me County Planning Depart.
nerin Comm Traylor seconded the moUon. and II
passed unanimously
ifN'.OICE M.C.S I BOARD ROOM SOUND SYS-
TEP.1
Upon discussion Do Chief Admn. Buter that
the sound >stem for the Boara Room is complete
Co'mm Tra'lor mouoned to approve payment to
M.eda Co.nsultants Systems Integrators (M C 5 11
inoices in the amount of 830.86900 Ibid "0001-
32), ito Ce paid from grant funds Comm Fo, sec.
onded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICE / PREBLE-RISH
upon recommendation by ChiefAdmn. Butler,
ZConim Tiam i.r mouoned to approve payment of a
Preble-Rish irn.oice ins200.l I in the amount of
S 1:1 00C. 00 for the Highland View Water-System
Project (to be paid from General Fund: BCC: Profes-
sional Services Engineering). Comm. Barnes second-
ed the motion, and it passed unanimously.
PROPOSED WASTEMANAGEMENT CONTRACT
Chief Admn. Butler presented a proposed
Waste Management Contract (garbage collection) to
- the Board. Rory Cassedy, of Waste Management,
appeared before the Board to discuss the proposed
contract. 'Comm. Traylor motioned to allow Chief
Admn. Butler to negotiate with Waste Management
to prepare the new contract: Comm. Barnes second-
ed the motion, and It passed unanimously.
PERSONNEL / BUILDING DEPARTMENT
Chief Admn. Butler discussed'that most coun-
ty employees aire responsible for several duties, and
discussed Walton County versus Gulf County. After
further discussion, Comm. Traylor motioned to
Advertise to hire a building Inspector (must already
be. certified). Comm, Fox seconded the motion for
discussion, and after discussion about the budget
and funding for this position, the motion passed
unanimously.
RANDALL G. TEDDER CONSTRUCTION / HIGH-
LAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
Upon discussion by ChiefAdmn. Butler. Ran-
dall Tedder appeared before the Board to discuss the
Highland View Boat Ramp Contract and additional
costs he Incurred. He discussed extra time'spent on
finding underground utility lines and the additional
cost of rental of equipment due to the delay. Comm.
Traylor stated that no change order was done on this
project. Bill Kennedy, of Preble-Rish, appeared
before the Board to discuss the utility lines, and
stated that Mr. Tedder arrived earlier than sched-
uled. After further discussion regarding the contract
and the gas line, Comm. Peters motioned to pay Ted-
der Construction $4,800.00 toward the costs he
Incurred for the longer equipment rental on the
Highland View Boat Ramp Project. The motion died
for a lack of a second.
BUILDING PERMITS
SBldg. Ofcl. Hammond stated that the deadline
to obtain building permits under the old building
code is February 20.2002. and after that date there
Is no guarantee that the permits can be Issued
under the old building code (new buildIng code effec-
tive March 1. 2002).
SEMINAR / BUILDING CODE ORDINANCE


being used within the County, stating that some was
delivered In her area. She reported that she was told
it was'new lime. Agent Carter reported that the
George B. Wittmer Associates. Inc. has a contract to
remove the lime from the Paper Mill site. and this
lime has been tested. Upon Inquiry by Comm. Fox.
County Extension Agent Carter discussed the cause
and effect of the lime material when mixed with
moisture. Ms. Blackwell discussed the studies done
on the lime In the keels versus lime that has never
been used. Upon Inquiry by Comm. Traylor. Chair-
man McLemore reported that he has not receive any
complaints regarding this Issue.
There being no further business, and upon motion
by Comm. Traylor, second by Comm. Fox. and unan-
Imous vote. the meeting did then adjourn at 8:14
p.m.. E.S.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK


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E 9-1-1 / GRANT APPLICATIONS
911 Coordinator Nelson reported that he will
be submitting two grant applications, one for new
logging recorders and a Master Clock System
($64.000.00). and one for a new plotter and mapping
system ($47,500.00).
The meeting did then recess at 7:17 p.m.. E.S.T.
The meeting reconvened at 7:25 p.m., E.S.T.
GRANTS / EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Upon recommendation by Emergency Manage-
ment Director Wells. Comm. Peters motioned to
approve an Increase In the Emergency Management
Preparedness Grant, in the amount of $2.309.00,
and to approve an application for Emergency Man-
agement Performance Grant (50/50 matching
grant), In the amount of $22,990.00. Comm. Barnes
seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
LEASE AGREEMENT / PAVING CLAY (2001-2002
ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM)
Road Supt. Knee reported that the paving clay
tested from the St. Joe Company Lease is of good
quality, and will save the County $2,700.00 to
$3,000.00 per mile on paving clay.
2001-2002 ROAD BOND PAVING PROGRAM
Road Supt. Knee reported, that all under-
ground piping that Is needed will be replaced prior to
paving of the roads.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / CHIPPER AND FINANCING
Upon recommendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford Comm Barnes mouoner id ar.'nlse to
receive sealed bids lor a chipper and for flriarncirf of '
the chipper for the Solid 1'Wae Departmnent C':L-|r|.
Fox seconded the motion, and It passed unanimous-
ly. .
PROPOSED LANDFILL SITE
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that the
counrs engineers are working on a proposed new
landfill site
ANIMAL CONTROL POSITION
Upon recommendation by Maintenance
Superintendent Mork. Comm. Traylor motioned to
hire Jarrott Strickland for the part-time animal con.-
trol position (effective'February 13. 2002 at $8.00
per hour). Comm. Fox seconded the motion, andit
passed Unanimously.
SCHOOL/' BIKE PATH
Troy Simmons appeared to. dl.-:uss traffic
problems at the Intersecuon of Long Avenue and
Madison Street. and he stated thai there is no bike
path on the high school side of the road He reque.s-
ed that a bike path be installed from Mansor., Street
(High School side] to Portn St Joe Middle School
Drne. approximately e.,0 feet Corrm Barnes di;-
cussed the need for a bike path. and .stredi thai the
estimated cost would be between S I .10: 0) and
82.000 00 Comm Barnes motioned 1 to ork with
the School Board and me Cli of Port St Joe to
Install a 4-fool side bike paui from Ma .l on Street
Running along Long Atenuel 'itc. Fort St oae Middle
School. Comm. Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously
GUM DROP BOOKS
Upon Inquiry by Comm. Peters. Bill Witllams,
Chairman of E D C appeared before the Board to
discuss the proposal glen to Gum Drop Books to
solicit relocation of their company to Gulf County.
HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
Comm Peters discussed a letter submitted by
Wayne Bievins reques'Ing the goals and tasks fto the
Health Care Committee staying that he wouldd like a
cop) of the Chairmans response td Mr Ble.Ins,.
Comm. Peters discussed the need for a minority on
the committee and mouoned to add Dat d Lian,ion
back to the Health Care Committee Co.-irn Tra.,lor
seconded the moon for di-uau.sion and after dits
cussion Conim, Tra'.or WiLhdrew his se.o:,nd The
mouon died for a lack ol second Com., Peter.- then
nmoutoned to add Bill, Quinr Jr 3ack tro 'he Health
Caree Comi Comn TrarCor e-':onieid ithe
mouon. and It passed unanimously Coamm Barnes
stated that the members of the health C ar COr '
mluiee are willing to hear any input fromI of ue resl
dents of Gulf Count,
SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT S.H.I.P.
Comm Barnes motioned to appr.,e a utcbor- .
dinauon agreement IS H I P loan for Walter Bouer-ci
Comm. Traylor seconded-the motion, and it passed
unanimously. -
RESCOLLMriON SHRIMP TRAWLS
Comm Barnes mouone.a t.o adopi tthe i-lloin
Ing resolution regarding shrimp Irarl.. conurgenri
upon approval by the .Counr, Atr. Conm Fo\ sec
onded the moon. and it passed unarin,ously
Count) Atr McFarland stated rat the resolution is
In appropriate fIorm RESOLUTILON NO '2002.-04 Ion
file]
CELL PHONE BOOSTERS ,' ORI CREL' V
Comm Barnes moutined to purchase r~o cel
lular phone boosters for the District L' V.ork Crens.
lo be paid from the floating sork crest funds Comnm
Tra)lor seconded the motion, and it passed unrni-
mously.
RESOLUTION / BUILDING CODE
Comm Barnes disc:ussed a propoFed resolul
uon objecung to the re,& building code ana County
Atry. McFarland read 'he proposed rei'oliJiin
Comm Barnes then mouorne to adopt tre follr,,.mi
resolution Comm Peters seconded the mouc.n a.ld
It passed unanimously% RESOLLUTION 2002-05: (on
file). :
FUND RAISER / BEARDEN
Comm. Traylor reported that the fund raiser
(dinner) held for Joe Bearden was a succe-s taIting;
that the Port S .Joe Fire Department rais-e aner
$4.0000 IX)
SPECLAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Comm Trallor motioned to allow an, Connim.
to donate 8250 00 to the Port St Joe Fire Departn
ment from their Special Projects Funds Comm
Peters seconded Lte motion. and it pas..ed unani-
mously
WEWAHITCHKA LIBRARY
Comm Traylor introduced Alan and Marlene
McNair. staung that they are raising fund- to build a
new library In Wewahichka Comm Tra.lor report-
ed Lna lthe) hade raised S23d 6O0.00 onrinu Tray-
Slor moutioned to donate S10.00 0 010 lo is pre.je,' ,cl
be paid from Reservesl C omm Fo ,econded the
motion for discussion Upon Inquil u., Chairnian
McLemore. Mr McNair appeared c.efore the Board to
report that the goal is 8256 000 0,). ana that theey
have applied for the building permit. Upon Inquiry
by C.omm. Peters, Mr. McNalr stated that there is a
no charge for these permits (municipal building).
Comm Fo withdrew his second and Comnm. Tray-
lor withdrew his motion Connmm Traylor then
motioned to donate 82000000 to be paid from
Resere for ConUngencles to help buird the public
library .in Wewahitchka. Comm. Fox seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously. Upon Inquiry by
Comm. Fox, Mr. McNair stated that the sealed bids
for contracting will be opened on February 28. 2002
'at 2:00 p.m. C.S.T. at Wewahitchka City Hall. and
the ground-breaking ceremony will be held two
weeks later. Mr. McNair thanked everyone who
donated funds for this project.
ADVERTISE FOR -BIDS / BUILDING ADDITION -
HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT
Comm. Fox motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for an addition to the Highland View Fire
Department Building: Comm. Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. I
GASKIN PARK
Chairman McLemore reported that the sui-vey
has been completed and there Is additional property
that the County owns that car be used for parking.
COLLEGE CLASS
County Extension Agent Carter appeared
before the Board to report that classes are available
at the Gulf/Franklin Center for persons 'over 50
years of age. He stated that these classes include
Gardening, photography, and computer science and
will be held on Wednesdays (began on February 6,
2002) from 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. (six sessions), for
a $50,00 registration fee.
TREE-GRAFTING COURSE
o Carter reported that ,a fruit trpe grafting
-course will be held at the Community Center In
Wewahitchka on February 19. 2002.
HORSE SHOW
Agent Carter reported that a horse show will
be held atT. L. James Park In Wewahltchka. starting
at 2:00 p.m., C.S.T.. on Februery 16, 2002.
. HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
Wayne Blevlns appeared before the Board to
discuss the letter he submitted to the Board regard-
Ing the goals and tasks of the Health Care Commit-
tee. He discussed the downsizing of the Health Care
Committee. stating that there are no members from
Sthe largest employer of Health Care In Gulf County
that does Inpatient, emergency room, and outpatient
care. Chairman McLemore discussed Mr. Blevins'
letter and the additional member added to this Com-
mittee. Mr. Blevlns discussed the Health Care Com-
mittee agenda being health care for Gulf County.
Comm. Traylor reported that out of 25 inembers,
only 12 or 13 people attended the scheduled meet-
Ings.
LIME / ST. JOE COMPANY
Marilyn Blackwell appeared before the Board
to discuss lime material from the St. Joe Paper Mill


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Bldg. Ofcl. Hammond thanked Jerry Stokoe
for providing the Senior Citizens Building, and Citi-
zens Federal Savings Bank for sponsoring the Build-
ing Code Seminar.
WAIVED TIPPING FEES / PARCEL #02799-000R R
Upon recommendation by Bldg. Ofcl. Ham-
mond. Comm. Peters motioned to waive the tipping
fees for the owner of a house In White City. Parcel ID
#02799-OOOR.(the house was going to be used for a
training exercise for the Fire Departments, but they
were unable to receive approval from D.E.P. so the
owner will demolish the house). Comm. Barnes sec-
onded-the motion, and it passed unanimously.
LITIGATION / ARMSTRONG CASE
Upon recommendation by County Atty.
McFarland. Comm. Barnes motioned to approve a
settlement in the Armstrong Case by which the
County's Insurance Company would pay
$775,000.00 (in the case of Harold Armstrong).
Comm. Fox seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.