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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: July 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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Loggerheads Released

Photos & story Pg. 1B

Langston Awards

Photos & story Pg.4A

Marina Hoss Kids


Tournament

Obituaries

Mexico Beach Vision

Sports


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Pg. 2B

Pg. 3A

Pg. 10A


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4th


of July


Blast


Big Fireworks Displays Planned at St. J, Mexico Beach & Wewahitchka


Worship Choices Pg. 3B


Fire Sticks

Classifieds


Pg. 4B

' Pg: 9B


The red, white and blue 'Will
be flying and the fireworks, well,
firing, across the area today as'
the nation celebrates the. Fourth
of July.


Eighty-two loggerhead turtles which had been used to ti
tle excluder devices were released last weekend in St. Jose]
After spending their first years as test subjects the turtles f
paradise in the emerald waters of the bay. See story Page 1'

A,

Whaey Resig.


''As'Headof ED(


by Tim Croft
Karen Whaley, director of the.
county Economic Development
Council, resigned her position.
Monday night effective July 19.
Whaley's resignation came in
the wake of a meeting last week
between top officials of the coun-
cil and County Commissioner
Billy Traylor..
AtBthat meeting, requested by
EDC board members, according
to Traylor, the commissioner indi-
cated that EDC funding .for the
coming year could be in jeopardy
if there was not, a change in the
council's organizational, struc-
ture, especially .haley's removal
as director.
"That's my opinion," said
Traylor. "That's not the (Commis-
sion's): opinion. Nobody has to fol-
low me.
"As far as I was concerned I,
. was not happy and I feel there are
some (Commission) members who
are not completely happy."
'The county currently funds
the EDC to the tune of $45,000 a[
year.
The EDC had asked for an,
increase of about $12,000 for the
coming fiscal year, according to
Bill Williams, chairman of the
EDC board.
Since 1998 the EDC has
received roughly $120,000 from
the county, Williams said..
And during roughly the same
period, the EDC has had three'
directors: Tamara Laine, Diane
Scholz and Whaley, who took over
in April 2001 shortly after the
EDC was created as a separate

HUBZone Plans
Workshops Here
The HUBZone Business
Opportunity Center in Chipley
will hold public workshops in
Gulf, Washington and Holmes
counties to educate small busi-
ness ownerson the benefits of the
HUBZone program.
The Gulf County workshop
will be held 1-4 p.m. EDT on July
23 in Room A101-1.03 at the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
For more information contact
Pam Rimes, marketing director or
Monica Rudd, 'administrative
assistant, at 850-638-2828.
Those interested in partici-
pating can also contact the local
Economic Development Council.


entity from the Chamber of Com-
merce. ,
Whaley .Was surprised and
frustrated by. Traylor's stance 'and
felt she had no choice but to step
.aside. i '"
.. 'They said they weren't going
to fund the EDC," Whaley said. "I
thought I'd been doing a pretty
good job."
She noted that hers was a,
one-person office and that. she
had encouraged commissioners to
stop in,,anytime, and "see what we
had going on."
Just one commissioner. she
said, took her up on it.
Further, she said one year
was hardly sufficient to gauge her
effectiveness in bringing econom-
ic development to the county.
"I came out of retirement to
do this because I thought I had
something to offer," Whaley said.
"Maybe I was wrong."
.Several board members con-:.
. tacted for this, story, however,
indicated she was not.
Greg Johnson noted that top-
flight economic development offi-
cials such.as Neal Wade of The St.
Joe Co., who sits on the EDC
board, had indicated it takes
three to six years to "'get an EDC
up and running.".
And while much of the labor
Whaley had expended thus far
was ground work lacking immedi-
ate tangible results, her efforts.
and those of the EDC board, all
volunteers, were poised to reap
substantial benefits.
"It's disheartening to put
years into something and have
Mr. Traylor not like Tamara Laine,
not like Diane Scholz and not like
Karen Whaley," Johnson said.
"(Whaley) doesn't ,need this
harassment. She has taken the
high road ... If they don't want us
.to serve, we won't serve."
Williams said that indications
from officials with The St. Joe Co.
were that the company had
received more inquiries from
businesses about Gulf County
than any other area where the
company had holdings.
"We are the hottest entity in
their area right now," Williams
said.
Traylor, though, said that
Lane, Scholz and Whaley "were
unproductive people."
"(Whaley) is not aggressive
(See EDC on Page SA)


Port St. Joe
Frank Pate Park will be the
headquarters for fun in the Con-
stitution City.
The park will open between
10. and noon EDT with food,
music and a variety of vendors.
Uncle Sam is due to pay a
visit sometime during the after-
noon.


And 'at 5,p.m. EDT there will
.-5 be family games, for all ages,
.. ., including, favorites like the three-
S-. legged race, sack race, watermel-
on spitting contest and a hula
hoop contest'.
The band Last Call, which
has performed at Port St. Joe'si
Fourth of July celebration in the,
;.. past, will, begin playing at 5 .p.m.
EDT.
At 7 p.m. there will be a trib-
ute including presentation of
the colors, singing of the national
q-- anthem and invocation to veter-
ans, the military, law enforcement
and emergency services persori,-
nel.'
.,. Shortly after that ceremony,
-' tfie roar of cannons will signal the
S.-' arrival of a pirate ship.
There will be a reenactment of
a pirate invasion, .complete with
that favorite pirate weapon: Mardi
est tur- Gras beads.
found Bay.Pirates are expected to invade
o the shore about 8 p.m.': and the
B. fireworks will begin around dusk.
This year's display, from a
barge in the bay, w ill be from the
Pyrotechnics Co., and was bud-
geted foir'about $12,000. .
Mexico Beach
Things get started early in
1 ( Mexico Beach with the Sandy
Shoes 5K walk/rnurr which stafrts


7 a.m. CDT at the corner of 15th
Street and U.S. 98.
Sign-up for'the 5K is 6:30-7


by Tim Croft
Smurfit-Stonee Container
Corp. formally settled its 2000'tax
bill last week and the check, hand
'delivered to Tax Collector Shirley
Jenkins by mill manager Ferrel
Allen,'came in the nick of time for
the Gulf County School District.
The check, including the
2000 tax assessment and penal-
ties and interest negotiated by
attorneys .on both sides of the'
contested assessment,- came to
$2,295,493.68.
The breakdown on its distrib-
ution is $805,049.61 to Gulf'
County Schools, nearly $769,000
to the county, just under,
$716,000 for the city and
$5,801.75 to the Northwest Flori-
da Water Management District,'
which by law is funded with ad
valorem taxes.
And while the money is by no
means a windfall for any' of the
taxing entities, and indeed most
of the dollars will go back to the
state, the, check. nonetheless
arrived at an- opportune time.



.1

a.m. Registration fee is $10 .per
person. with each entrant receiv-
ing a T-shirt.
The top three finishers in the
means and women's divisions will
receive trophies.
At 9 a.m. CDT. the Children's .
Fishing Tournament will begin in
Canal Park, found by taking the
last paved road in Mexico Beach,
just over the canal bridge.
, The tournament is free to
children 12-and-under and tro-
phies will be awarded to the top
three in the 'boys and girls divi-
sions.
Transportation up and down.
the beach, from Regan's Pub and
Oyster Bar in St. Joe Beach to the
west end of Mexico Beach. will
begin 1 p.m. CDT and go until I
a.m. CDT.
S .The transportation is free, but
there will be no particular stops
along the route.
Folks are advised- to just
stand on the roadside 'and wave,.
as the buses approach: drivers ,
will be alert for passengers.
The Healers, an electric blues,
band, will begin playing .7 ,p.m.
SCDT at Sunset Park next to the El
'Governor Motel.
Fireworks will begin some-
time after dusk.
The Healers w\ill resume play-
ing after the fireworks arnd contin-
ue until 11 p.m. CDT.
Last year, ,some 15,000-.
20.000 people attended Fourth of
July. celebrations': at Mexico
J"each.
For more information call'.,
648-8196 (locally) or 1-888-723-
2546 (out of town).
\ Wewahitchka
Festivities begin 'at 6 p.m.
CDT at T.L. James Park on .the
south side oftown.


The money 'headed to the
school district, for instance,
turned a red bottom line for the
just finished fiscal year black.
Early in the fiscal year, which
runs from July 1 to June 30,' the
district; was wrestling with a
potential shortfall of some
.$500,000.
As recently as the first part of
last week, the deficit had nar-
rowed, but the district still stood
to run $150.000 in the red.
But after sending back to the
state the money loaned to the dis-
trict to fill the shortfall inr local
funding caused by the contesting
of the 2000 tax bill $560,000 -
the discretionary revenue and
interest will erase that budget
deficit -,.by a whisker.
After putting $90,000 into
capital improvement funds to be
used. for computers, books and
the like, the district will' have
$155,000 in general revenue
remaining.
So last Friday, when she
closed out. the fiscal year, district
, a -. ear -.


Food vendors will provide


financial officer Sissy Worley fin-
ished in the black.
"The interest is what carried
us," said a visibly relieved Super-
intendent Jerry Kelley. "We, are
just going to squeeze by with the
interest;"
'The county and city of Port
St. Joe face similar, though slight-
ly rosier, situations.
Of the city's share of
$715,934.84, city ;clerk. Pauline
Pendarvis said, a total of
$591,424.45 will go back to the
Florida Department of Revenue.
.That will pay off a loan avail-
able through a state program,
' called the Special Distribution
program, through which the state
will pay 95 percent of a tax short-
fall created by. contested tax
assessments.
"We took advantage of that
program," Pendarvis said. '"The
city will turn around and send
that money back."
The remaining money, repre-,


Ferrel Allen of Smurfit-Stone delivers check to Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins as Property Apipralser
Kesley Colbert looks on.


(See FIREWORKS on Page 3A)


Fireworks will light up the evening skies as our nation's inde-
pendence is celebrated on July 4th. '


senting 5 percent .of the original
tax bill plus interest, will head
into the city's general revenue
fund.
The county tapped !into the
same Department of Revenue pro-
gram.
It will send back to the state
$635,019:23 from of its share of
the tax settlement, $768,707.48.
The 5 percent,, or $33,000,
remaining will go into a reserve
fund depleted by the shortfall ere-
ated by the non-paymIent of the
2000 tax bill, said county manag-
er Don Butler.
"All the money that they owed
was budgeted for something,"
Butler said.
County clerk Doug Birming- ,
ham said, "It's not a windfall for
the county by any stretch of the
imagination. I can tell you that."
Still in limbo is the payment
of the 2001 tax bill owed, by
Smurfit-Stone on the personal
property at the mill site.
Company officials in Chicago
have indicated that the company
intends to settle all its outstand-
ing tax obligations to the county
and withdraw all legal appeals of
the 2000 and 2001 property
assessments.
The outstanding balance on
the 2001 tax bill, according to the
Tax Collector's office, is
$206,000, not counting any
penalties or interest that might be
due.
Smurfit-Stone made a
$198,000 good faith payment on
the 2001 bill.
The money represented in the
balance, Birmingham noted,, is
"already plugged into this year's
budget."
The county's fiscal year,
2001-2002, ends Sept. 30.
If the tax bill is not paid,
Birmingham added, "we will be
short (our portion)" of the unpaid
tax bill.


Gulf Tax Collector Receives $2.295


MillionCheck fromSmurfit-Stone
fr xnr Sirn


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The Star

S PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2002


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY Hunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
. COLUMN .... Sy You.
WL IE WRITTEN BYCan See
WILLIE RAMSEY,.EDITOR 0 Say, Can You See


God Bless


The U. S. A.


Some weeks this editorial writing stuff can be very difficult.
Inevitably the toughest obstacle in tlie process is deciding what to,
write about.
This-is not one of those weeks!
Actually, I have two subjects for this week, but'only one will
fit. So, I'll save the other for next week's edition.
Not for one moment will I deny that the, words 'under God'
constitute a statement about who we are as a country and, hope-
fully, for most even whose we are. Regardless of what two judges
from San' Francisco, California (the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals)
might think-A nation that doesn't base its beliefs aind directions
on something mighty big and powerfuflprobably doesn't have very
lofty goals.
I -aught a piece of President Bush's comments concerning the
court's action last Thursday evening. Ife said what most have
been saving for a long time:; "We need judges who judge with com-
mon sense..". .
.' It's kind of ironic .that within 24 hours of making this decla-
ration that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional one of
those judges, Alfred T.I Goodwin, heard ample outcry from the
nation to learn enough common sense to develop some back-
tracking skills.
Praise God for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Without
their help we might have entered into this 4th of July weekend
thinking all was well on, the homefront as we wave our flags and
celebrate Independence Day.
Instead, fireworks started, a bit early as .our nation was;
shocked to hear what this- appeals court had to say. A person
can't pick up a paper, turn on T.V. or tune in the radio without
hearing comments about this decision. Overwhelmingly those
commentors are amazed at tiese decision makers.
What's next?' -
If we declare the pledge unconstitutional, patriotic songs will
surely be in the sights of judges next. You can't even get past the
title of several ofthem. :.. God Bless the USA, God Bless America,
*Mine Eyes Have Seen the. Glory, and Aly Country "Tis of Thee.just
to name a few. off the top of .my head. Add to that America the
Beautiful and the last verse of the Star-Spangled Banner. ,
LetVspitch back our money, too. "In God We T.rust" will have
to go. Maybe we can replace that phrase with "bow to the wisdom
of judges".. : ..
Forget the Declaration of Independence, swearing in of wit-
nesses in courtrooms, and oaths taken by public officials, which,
include judges
It must' be just a little embarrassing to our troops fighting the
spread of terrorism abroad to hear that the pledge of allegiance is
unconstitutional. It wasn't that long ago that the Supreme Court
said desecration of the flag is OK also. Our.service men must feel,
at least, a little better knowing that there has been an outcry of
objection to this ruling that has already seemingly brought on a
S change of heart .
We are the land of the free. No man has to swear his'allegiance
to God in order 'to escape'; punishment -of judgement.
Futhermore-a lot of. good 'folks died protecting those freedoms
and many others have proved themselves ready to stand in that,
gap again when called. .
O' obviously we've got a pretty good thing going on here in the
good ol' US .of A.: Here we are 226 years into this nation and the,
envy of most of the world.
I think we need remember this is a country that is of the peo-
ple, by the people and for the people. While we the people may.
sometimes need a little guidance as to what is best for us, I
believe we've been at this long enough now for us-to say-If it aih't
broke don't' fix it!


Reminiscing About the


HERE IT IS JULY 4TH and I
am reminded once again of my.
youth and its affiliation in the
past with fireworks..
JJuly 4th was an important,
day in my life as a youngster. I
- looked forward to it, just like I
Idoked forward to Christmas! I

me this year. Why? Because it
wasn't as important to me as it
once was.
SI know, it should be more
important to me since it was the
date of the birth of our 'nation
and all we hold dear. 'But, some--
how,-.looking at it from the view-
point offa 12-year-old.kid is a lit-
'tle different than looking forward
to July 4th as an over-the-hill
adult.
'.July 4th now means, a day
off- But I have off seven .days a
week, these days, so the holiday
has even lost that reason to wel-
come it.
I can't eat as much as.I once
could, so the adventure of barbe-
cuing some chickens or ribs or


hamburgers has lost its impor-
tance. One piece of chicken, one
or two ribs, or one hamburger
suits, me fine, these days and
that isn't hardly worth the effort.
SO, I GUESS I'LL just remi-
nisce about the Fourth. .
I 'remember, Momma and
Daddy used to give me and Will a
whole dollar, each, to, waste on
fireworks on July 4th. The rest
of the brothers were too young
for firecrackers. so they didn't
get a dollar.. -
vWe'd run down to the drug -
store-one of three stores of any
kind in town-and spend' hours
shopping for fireworks. We go.t


the most bang for the buc
Our 'fireworks pu
filled a medium paper sac
We'woke up way befo:
(up the next morning
slipped out of the house
Bobby Jones, K
Underwood, Lewis and '
Raper, and, of course, Mi
and the Howard brothers
off our fireworks.
We had plenty of help;
course, they each addet
own. cache of .fireworks
bundle.
-And, we had it all d
the time the sun came u'
dollar's worth didn't go ve
We didn't buy larg


One year we purposed in our
hearts to spend the 4th of July
down there 'amongst those Atwood-
boys. Now listen, that seems lil e
such a simple aspiration today,
nearly forty Independence Days'


Old Glory


after the fact. But in 1962 that
took some doing....
Atwood was a little "wide spot
in the road" lust on the other side
of Trczevdnt. It was about four-
teen miles over there II you drove
straight down Highway 79. It was-
n't so much the town we were
.interested in-it was that rough
and tumble crew ihit grew up
"way back out there" in the woods
tlia fascinated us!-
We were pretty rural our-
selves. When you turned off the
blacktop coming out to our house;


one of the Cunningham boys
would run up to your car and
hand you a road map and a can-
teen of water. We had the red
necks and the wind burnt cheeks.
We could eat those chitlihns-stump
whipped or creek flung-which
ever way granny felt led to prepare
them!
We grew up on hoe cakes and
turnip greens. We preferred brown
, beans. and cornbread mashed
together and covered in ketchup-
over t-bone steak. We thought
"brains and eggs" was a delicacy.


...Still Flying Strong


I am the flag of the United States of America.
I was conceived in the dreams of liberty: and in the h6pes of freedom. I was designed by the
hands of Betsy Ross. and her sewing basket was my cradle. Though I was never an orphan. I was
adopted by the Continental Congress in'1777 and proclaimed the national emblem of a nation newly
born on this continent, fighting valiantly for survival and destined to bring to all mankind a new con-
cept of life, liberty, and'the pursuit of happiness.
I have been many places and seen many things. I have witnessed every event of American his-
tory. I was there when they fired the shot heard 'round the world. I was there in the late twilight at
Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the immortal "Star Spangled Banner". now our
national anthem.
I saw Molly Pitcher take the cannon swvab from the hands of her dead husband and help carry
on the fight for freedom. I felt the biting cold at Valley Forge, and gave warmth and comfort to
General Washington and his tired and huftgry Continental Army.
I rode with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. I saw the signal that started the midnight
ride of Paul Revere.
I was flown above the decks of Old Ironsides, and from the masts of the Yankee and China
Clippers.
I blazed the trail with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. I led the settlers going West, and crossed
Death Valley in a covered wagon. ',
I was carried through the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli by the United States
Marines. Once I fell to the ground at Custer's Last Stand, and there were no living hands left to pick
me up.
I galloped up the slopes of San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders of the
United States Cavalry. I stayed with the boys until it was over, over there, and on the battlefields of
the Marne, St. Michael, and the-Argonne Forest. I,saw many of the young men of our nation fall and
lie still in death. They had given their last full measures of devotion. The war was over for them for-
ever; and I kept my lonely vigil over their graves and stayed to watch the poppies grow amid the
crosses row on row, on Flanders Field. I was raised by five brave men during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
I waved farewell to the four immortal chaplains who went down with their ship, having given
their life jackets to others on the ship. I landed-with our troops at Anzio, I was with those who went
up Pork Chop Hill. I was in Korea, and i ,tbhe.rice paddies of Vietnamn.
"' introduced Saddam Hussein to the desert Storrh. I even went to the moon with the astronauts.
and I stand there as a reminder of the Yankee determination to catch and pass any nation that tries
to out do my people.
I am many things to many people. I am an inseparable link in the chain that binds men to God
and country; each link welded in the fires of purity by the hands of God. Himself. And because I am
on the side of God, the godless would destroy me. but they dare not. because I am protected by the
mighty land armies of the nation, the powerful and deadly fleet of the Navy and the screaming eagles
of the Air Force, watching and waiting to sweep down and destroy anything that would harm me.
To some, I am yesterday, today. and tomorrow; to others, I am a glorious child, to some a grand
old man or a most gracious lady. I have several names. I am called "The Red. White and Blue", "The
Star-Spangled Banner", the "Stars and Stripes". but I am most commonly known by a nickname
given me by an old sea captain, who called me "Old Glory".
I have not changed much in my 200 years. I still have my original 13 stripes, but, as each state
come into the union, a new star was proudly added to the constellation of my blue field. It started
with 13 stars; now there are 50.
Many more things I would like to tell you. but we haven't time. However, I do want to see you
again. I am easy to find. I am everywhere. I am in the hopes of the poor., in the mansions of the rich.
in Independence Hall with the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell. I am in the White
House with the President, I am in all the churches, cathedrals and synagogues., in the Council of the
Boy and Girl Scouts of America. in all the schools where they pledge allegiance to me.
I draped the caskets of our nation's heroes, borne to their last resting place: the caskets of pi-es-
idents, generals, admirals, humble privates and the Unknown Soldier. Wherever free men gather,
wherever there is justice, equality, faith, hope. charity, truth or brotherly love. there too, am I.
NMay history never write my obituary, for I am the Stars and Stripes FOREVER.
I AMl OLD GLORY!
-Author Unknown


4th pfJul
crackers. They were too expen-
sive. No cherry bombs, no ro-man
candles, no 2-inchers we
stuck to the 1 1/2 inches. They
were' powerful. enough to open
up a~ Prince Albert .can at. the
seams.
( I NEARLY WENT back to
,Oklahoma after we got here in
ck! June and found out that Florida,
rchase; didn't shoot fireworks on July
:k. 4thlh ,
re sun- I..,. Not only *didn't they shoot
g and them; they didn't even sell them:.
to n.P Will "and I got a little,
ennheli" "-reprieve. though. My grandmoth-
'Pooky" er ard. grandfather sent. us a
ike Bqo packet of fireworks from Texas
to,set ,at' Christmas time.
Imagine, those heathens in
;and of .Texas, setting .,off fireworks at
d their Christmas!
to the But,we took them:and intro-
n duced Florida to fireworks at
Ione by Christmas!
p. That It wasn't fireworks at July
ry far. 4th; but .it was fireworks, just
e fire- the same.


We plowed our cotton with a 'dou-
ble shovel". We cut Tone another's
hair. Our chickens mostly ran
loose in the yard. We called each
of our hogs by name....
By any standard you wanted
to use-we were a right smart
country.
But up beside those boys.
from Atwood, you'd a' thought we
were all from New York City!
,They were so country, .they ,
thought Kitty Wells was. a place
cats went to get water. They fig--
tired shoes were for the preacher,
the shenff and the high school
principal. Their shirts had
Mother's Best Flour stamped
across the back. They actually ate
homrniny grits...'
We'd see'em even- fall at the
Fairview Community sing. And in
the spnng our town would play
baseball against theirs. RIcky
Gene caught up with Burleigh
Turpin one time at the strawberry
festival and asked him if he slum- ,
Sbered in his sleep. Burleigh beat
Ricky severely upside the head.
Those Atwood boys were
tough!
They came into the Dixie
Coffee Cup one afternoon and got
to talking a little too fnendly to
Pam Collmins and LaRenda
Bradfield. Well. naturally, we did-
n't like these country bumpkin
outsiders talking to "our girls".
Buddy Wiggleton and about half a
dozen others went over to
straighten a couple of them out.
They beat us nearly half to death
before we could get away from the
place!
We finally slowed down about
three miles later and glanced back
to see if they were following us.
Buddy wiped some blood away
from his left eve and said, "I don't.
even like LaRenda Bradfield! Pan
either!"
We laid dowr in the grass,
licked our wounds and laughed at*.
our own stupidity....
Burleigh had live or six broth-
ers. I played ball with Bobo and
Mudd. They were pretty quiet but
both had a tad of attitude" that
screamed out -'don't mess with
us". I never mentioned the big
fight out at the Coffee Cup and
they didn't either.' I hauled hay
over at, Archie Moore's farm with
Whit .and Puddin'head. They
worked like mules all day. I never
saw either one of them rest. Ever!
And I swear they almost grinned
when Mr. Archie laid that dollar in
their hand!
They had a sister. Big girl.
Everyone called her Cake. She
chewed Red Horse tobacco, swung
a double bladed a.x like a man and
.come hog killing time. she was the
"hammer man"..
I'm telling you with my hand
up, those 'Atwood folks were dou-
ble tough!
You can kinda understand
why we naturally wanted to go
down on the Fourth and see for
ourselves how they celebrated'
Independence Day. Plus, it was
something different. In those
days. we lived for "something dif-
See KESLEY on Page 9


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I GOT A JOB IN Georgia and
moved up there; only to find that'
fireworks were fashionable once-
more; Not only did Georgia youn-
guns shoot fireworks on July
4th, but they also shot them on
Christmas, for good measure!
One year. my brother-in-law
'fell' .into ownership of a fire-
works stand. The traveling lped-
dier which erected the stand in
front of his parents' country
store- had an emergency and-my
teen-aged brother-in-law took.
over the stand and I helped him.
SWe ran out of fireworks on f
July 3rd and took off' for Atlarita
to get another supply. We got to
Atlanta about dark, loaded up
the car with whatever we could
find available at that late date'
and headed for home.
We had all sorts of sophisti-
cated 'fireworks. Some even sold
for a dollar each. We didn't know
what we would do with all those
expensive fireworks, but we sold
them all the next two days and


iny brother-in-law bought him-.
self a brand, spanking new, baby
blue, Ford convertible with the
money he had made.
Talk about being the envy of
every boy at school!

KIDS! TODAY MUST be sat-
isfied with the municipal fired
works display. They DO seem- to
be satisfied with the display, and
even look forward to it, every
year.
The kids aren't the only.ones
who look forward to it.
The grown folks all pay mdre.
than k passing interest to the
fireworks show. They must
remember too, when their par-
'ents gave them a dollar and
allowed them to spend it like
they wanted to, buying fire-
works.
I always bought my grand-
sons' fireworks as long as they
were small enough to lust after
them. It wasn't all that far to :
J.R.'s near Dothan!


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Mexico Beach Takes First Step In Visioning Process
ti.. on" bewe the city cont and"


by Tim Croft
If creating a vision for a city's
future requires active public par-
ticipation, then Mexico Beach got
off to a strong start last week.
A near overflow crowd packed
the city Civic Center on Wednes-


Port .St. Joe city commission-
ers met in workshop session last
Thursday to discuss the work sta-
tus of Police Chief Jay Leffert.
According to City Clerk Pauline
Pendarvis, the board instructed
Leffert to concentrate on fulfilling
his obligations to the military.
During this time frame police Sgt.
Terry Carr was appointed to
assume the duties as acting police
chief.
'Leffert, a member of the Air
Force Reserve$, was. called to
active duty after events on
September' 1.th. He has served
4, the "city police department when
able as chief during this time.
When Leffert completes his
military call, Pendarvis said he
could return to his job just as the
state statutes provide.
Amphitheater Plans Ok'ed
During Tuesday's regular
meeting Ralph Roberson scrolled
out preliminary plans for 'an-
amphitheater to' be built at Frank
Pate Park as Ja project of the
Constitution City Business
Association.;
Roberson noted that Mel
Kitchens had prepared the draw-
ings,' which constitute the first
phase of planning for the project.
Before the; business association
moves forward with formal archi-
tectural drawings of the plans,
they wanted to get board support,
for the 'basic concept and layout.


day night as city officials and res-
idents began the 4-6 month
process of reaching a consensus
on what Mexico Beach should be
in five, 10 or 20 years.
The floor belonged, for .the
most part, to American Consult-
ing Engineers out of Tallahassee.


Commissioners gathered
around the drawings, spread out
on the board's meeting table, and
quizzed Roberson on the plans.
The amphitheater will include a
sound system, electrical needs,
lighting, a stage area, seating and
all other amenities needed for an.
outdoor theater.
The semi-circular domed
structure is estimated to cost in
the neighborhood of $150,000 to
construct and will hopefully be
built with grant funds, Roberson
Sold commissioners.
The board gave its stamp of
approval, for the design idea.
Architectural' drawings of the
plans will be prepared and,
brought back to the commission
for final approval as the group.
seeks grant assistance for con-
.struction.
In Other Business
\f Commissioner 'Eugene
Raffield stressed to board mem-
bers the need to get quick state
DOT action on constructing turn
lanes for the red light at the inter-
section of Highway 9,8 and First
Street.. The board has recognized
this as dangerous intersectLuon
and has been seeking to have turn
lanes installed since the light was
erected last year.
In reporting back to the
board from the Constitution Park
committee meeting, Commission-
er Benny, Roberts updated the


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which secured the $50,000
contract to guide the visioning
process..

But the night was in reality
dictated by the dozens of resi-
dents, part-time and full-time,
who turned out for what was


board as to what plans were being
formulated for the park. At the top
of the list were work needs on the
Constitution Monument.
Restoration and some preven-
tative: maintenance is being
planned for the monument as well
as other work within the park.


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From Page .1
hamburgers, hot dogs, sno-cones,
water,'soft drinks and other sus-
tenance..
There will also be activities for
the children, such as a watermel-
on walk -just like a cake walk but
for a different edible prize -. and
sack races.
There will be a live band for
entertainment, and theband will
resume for a street dance follow-
ing the fireworks, playing until 11
p.m. CDT.
\ At 9 p.m. CDT the fireworks
show by S.R.W. Fireworks, an .
Alabama-based company, will
start
The $7,500 show is a "big dis-
play," city clerk Jeri Litton said..
'They do a good job."

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Board Approves Amphitheater Idea


to bring forth a visioning plan
before identifying projects that
would allow the community. to
reach its vision and potential
sources for funding those pro-
jects.
As one example, discussion
during the workshop briefly
turned to the possible relocation
of U.S. 98 north of Mexico Beach
to connect with U.S. 231 and/or
1-10.
Mirson noted that such a pro,-
ject would "provide a window" for
the community to determine what .
they want the current U.S. 98 to ?,
be and look like and getting that
idea funded through the interac-

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tion between the city, county and
Florida Department of Trans-
portatiorl.
"We think you have a lot of
opportunities there," Mii-son
added.
Interested residents, will. soon
be able to access a schedule of
workshops and other public
forums in the visioning process '
online by going to www.mexi
cobeach.com/cdc and clickidng on
the events schedule.,
*. Future public meetings will
also be noticed at City Hall, the
Civic Center and in the local
media.


essentially an orientation to
visioning.
The key to the process, the
audience was told again and
again, 'would be sustaining such
citizen engage. .nt.
"What is critical for us, is to
get everybody involved," said
Brian Mirson of American Con-
sulting Engineers: "And to ensure
that no matter where somebody
comes into the process, it is nriot
too late.
"We don't have the answ' er.
We are not here to tell you you
should have anything. We believe
the community has the answer.
What we have to do is be a cata-
lyst to get that on the table."
In simple terms, visioning
entails finding common ground to
create a blueprint of what citizens
want of their community in the
future.
Further, it is identifying real-
istic projects, as well as funding
sources, to facilitate that evolu-,
t i do n '- ... .
The canvas is blank: the hues
and shapes must come,from the
public.
And the community must be'
open, lemjble and realize that cre-
ating. the future' is an e\er-Iluid
task.
"It's .a really interesting
process.", said city administrator
Paul Sabiston. "It's a vision. it's a
planri, it's not the final product.
"This isn't even the first step.
'it is, the beginning of envisioning
'what we: want the community to .
be in five, 10 years."'
A* American iConsulting Engi-
neers has worked on a number:of
Sisioning-type projects-, in Clear-
water. Nliarru. Miami Beach and
Iowa City. Iowa to name a few -"
though when asked Mirson could-
h't immediately recall working on
one in a city as small as Mexico
*Beach, which has a population of
roughh'ly 1,200.
The immediate task for the
consultants is data collection.
They will spend time in the
community, hold workshops,
even one-on-one interviews, with'
residents to cull concerns., ideas,.
wants and needs.
Transportation and land Use
issues ;will be analyzed, .Brain-
storming sessions, called char-
rettes, will take place over nearly
a week in August.
Shortly thereafter, the hope'is


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'absence has left in our hearts. We miss you as much
today as on the day you were taken frrm us.,

.Another July 4th is.iere and we will celebrate it
together, knowing that you are with us. Every flag
we wave Will remind us of you'on this special day.


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children and Grandchildren.'


"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on' wings like .eagles." Isaiah,40:31
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shell-srrewn beach and abundance
of wildlife. Indeed, it's all these things
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Scholarships from


Langston Foundation
by Tim Croft rate another year of scholarships
111fl- nn nfthd Init 0T LLa Ln


In a few short sentences Greg
Williams eloquently. summarized
the theme of last week's annual
Norris D. Langston Youth Foun-
dation dinner.
With a dais spilling over with
silver-tongued state officials and


inl the name ot t1e ateL angston.
"I thank God for the Norris D.
Langston foundation," Williams
said in voice a whisker above a
whisper.
"It gave me a chance to follow
my educational dreams."


This year's Langston Scholarship winners receive their awards during last week's annual Foundation dinner.


opportunity to be successful."
A textbook illustration came
from Deputy Secretary of the
Florida Department of Juvenile
Justice Francisco Alarcon.
Alarcon, who presented the'
scholarship awards, is the son 6f
high school dropouts. He in turn
has a son who is training to be an
astronaut.


Rep. Allan Bense, R-Panama
Dr. David Langston during the an
dinner.
impassioned local youth ,advo-
cates, it was Williams, a soft-spo-
ken earnest young man, who best
captured the reason hundreds?
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to join dozens of others who have
been extended a hand in the past
five years. :
"We are here' to reach back
and help, someone," David,
Laneston -aid. ,
They were also present to pro-
mote education.
Whether it ivas a deputy sec-
retary of the Department of Juve-
nile Justice, a state representa--
tive or throngs 'of local parents
and officials, the message to the
scholarship winners was simple:
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when its presented..
"This country doesn't owe you
.1-viNthin-g." said .Rep. Allan Bense,
R-Panama City,' the keynote
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"Isn't that amazing," Alarcon
said. "Where else could that hap-
pen but here, in this country.
Education is the key."
The key to reducing juvenile
crime, to enhancing spirituality
and critical thinking skills, to
learning how to interact with new
peopltl uand new ideas, Alarcon
said.
"Education is a continuous
process of learning with an
unknown, deOstination," said state
Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee.
Bense, orphaned and forced
to work full-time in the eighth
grade and, now a ,businessman.
dabbling in a plethora of ven-
.tures, described the lessons
learned when he had the chance
encounter'with a billionaire.
The billionaire's success,
Bense said; centered around the
word plan.
The P stood for plan, as in
goals and a path to reach them.
"In life all those folks who are,
successful are those who have a
plan," Bense said.
The L was for learning. Edu-
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"Attitude is everything,"
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you, there are going to be bad'
days, but you have to pick your-
self up and go on.'
"Enjoy your life. This isn't a
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"You don't have to beat every-
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Which fairly, summed up the
night an opportunity to honor
students and community advo-
cates, in the hope that the former
would one day have the impact of
the latter.
Students receiving scholar-
ships,* .along with the college of
their choice were:
Sarah Katherine Anderson..
Gulf Coast Community College,
Linette Bailey, GCCC, Ashley
Nicole Bryan, Florida State Uni-
versILty. Chris Byrd, GCCC,
'Santiel Chambers, FSU,
Dustin LeVan Crews, Chipola
Junior College, John Patrick
Floyd II, Georgia Institute of Tech-
nology, Reko Gainer, Florida A&M
University, Prince Charles Jones,
GCCC, Joanna Brooke Moore,.
GCCC,
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Tanashia Rouse, GCCC,. Jerell
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Dykes, FSU, Joanna Wat kins..
Flagler College, Mathias Sweet,
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Danielle Bryan, University of
Central Florida, Ashley Richards,
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Ann Granger, Arthur, Freeman
and Mary, Lou Freeman.

Cumbie-Newell
Emory Cumbie and Juanita
Newell announce their marriage:
on Thursday, June 28, in a civil
ceremony at the Gulf County
Courthouse.
Attending the couple were
Keith and Dot Fortner, the bride's
son and daughter.
The couple will be residing in
.Wewahitchka.

Dupree on Dean's
List at Seminole"
Leslie Erin Dupree was placed
on the Dean's list this spring for,
Outstanding -Academic perfor-
mance at Seminole Conrmunity
College in Orlando. Leslie earned'
a GPA of 3,74 and plans to attend
the University of Central Flornda
in the : fall, majoring in
Communications.
She is the daughter of Ron
and Linda Dupree of Orlando, and
the granddaughter of F.T. and
Connie Kirkland and Mamie
Dupree of Port St. Joe.


Austen is 6!


Austen is, the son of Jason
and Muriel McKeithen; grandson
of Sandra and Anthony Reynolds,
and Frank and Diane McKeithen
of Port St. Joe, and Rachel
Sianota of Panama City; and
great-grandson of Betty Wilson of
Panama City.


I


Ted Whitfield Named


District Logger of Year


William Austen McKeithen
was six years old on July 1st. He
celebrated his birthday on June
29 with a Spiderman party at his
Maya and Papa's home with fam-
ily and friends AJ and Hayden
Palmer, Jonathan Carroll and
Suzanne Artley of Bonifay; Allen,
Abigail and David Davis, Kaleb
and Davida Odom, Aunt Ali
McKeithen, cousin Will
McKeithen, and sister Aleah
McKeithen.
Austen and friends had lots of
fun swimming in the pool and
other water games. He received
many exciting gifts, which he
appreciated, from his friends and
family; he will be playing with
them for quite some time.
Papa cooked hot dogs and
hamburgers; Maya, Aunt Theresa,
Suzanne and Ali fixed up all the
goodies that went with it. Michele
Davis, her mom Mary and Kim
Odom pitched in and helped serv-
ing cake and ice cream. It. was a
team effort and gets a big thanks
from Maya to them all. Austen will
remember the wonderful day for a
long time.
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Our Thanks
Our family wants to thank all
the caring people for so much
kindness shown us in the loss of
our beloved husband, father and
grandfather.
A special thanks to Pastor Ted
Lovelace and First United
Methodist Church. May God bless
you all.
The Dan Schreck family

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those loggers," Doyle, Majors,
president of the Florida Forestry
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manage their operations in com-
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counselors and all of the campers
for allowing us the privilege of
spending an evening with them.'
: Also, thanks again to our
guides, Julie Faircloth, Kymber
Hinz, Shavonn Carr and' 10-yr.
old Che-Ile Wailker and 8-yr old
Megan Walker for keeping us all
organized.

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Ted Whitfield, owner of
Whitfield Timber in Wewahitchka,
has been recognized as District
One Logger of the Year by the
Florida Forestry Association.
Whitfield is known through-
out north Florida as an environ-.
mentally sensitive logger who
practices sustainable forestry
practices in and out of the woods.
He has. an exemplary safety
record which also made. himr eligi-
ble for this award. Whitfield has
been a Master Logger in good
standing since 1996 by attending
numerous, environmental, busi-'
ness, and safety workshops to,
add value to his logging business.
"We applaud the loggers who
do the industry proud by doing
what is in the best interest of the


the Wewa Community Center.
This space is donated through a,
partnership with Gulf County
Elder Care.
The south county learning
center is housed inside the Port
St. Joe branch of the Library.
Instruction is offered in Adult
Basic Education, GED instruc-
tion, Family Literacy and
Workforce Development. These.
programs have been funded in
part under the provisions of the
Library Services and Technology
Act, from the Institute of Museum
and -Library Services, adminis-
tered by the State Library of
Florida and are FREE of charge to
all who participate.
Morning and evening ses--
sions are available for learners at
either location. Overstreet
Volunteer Fire. Department and
Wewahitchka Library provide
other safe sites. While safe site
sessions are encouraged, home
visits are made for those families
who have no transportation, no
daycare, or have health problems
that prevent them from visiting a
center. Call 227-7481 or 639-
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3 "D's" Graduate from GC


Gene and Kay Dykes are
extremely delighted to announce
the graduation of their son,
daughter, and daughter-in-law
from Gulf Coast Community
College. They all received their.
degrees in spring commencement
exercises.
Frank E. Dykes is a 1988
graduate of Port St. Joe High. He
*is a member of the Phi Theta
Kappa Honor Society, and was


selected President of the GCCC
Engineer's Club. On behalf of
GCCC and the Technology
Department, Frank was presented
with awards for Most Outstanding
Civil Engineer Student and Most
Outstanding Drafting and Design
Student. He received his Associate
in Science Degree with a major in
Civil Engineering and a minor in
Drafting and Design. Frank grad-
uated with high honors and was
awarded Summa Cum Laude for


his 3.9 GPA. He also received
recognition from GCCC
President's list two semesters and
the Dean's list three semesters.
Jennifer Dykes-Brake is a
1992 graduate of Port St. Joe
High. She is the wife of Charles L.
Brake and mother to Levi and
Dusty Richter and Austin and
Katelyn Brake. GCCC awarded
Jennifer a scholarship and recog-
nized her GPA success by placing


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by. Tim Croft
After m6re than 30 years, the
roof of Port St. Joe High School is
about to get a major facelift.,
During a special meeting last
Friday the Gulf County School
Board approved an $810,000
contract to re-roof Port St. Joe
High School.
With more than three decades
of wear and tear, sun and rain,
cool weather and hot, the roof has
become badly in need of repair.
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face of the roof, said Superinten-
dent of Gulf County Schools Jerry
Kelley.
"There is much that needs to
be done on the top of that school,"
Kelley ,said. "It is going to be a
major undertaking."
Bel Mac Roofing Inc. of Santa
Rosa Beach secured the contract
and will begin work within the
next two weeks.
According to the terms of the
contract, Bel Mac has 180 days to
complete the job, which means
the work will be ongoing through
much of the first semester of
school.
In other business, the School
Board:
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an amended student progression
plan.
Several changes were made to
the plan, which maps out atten-
dance, behavioral and academic
guidelines for student advance-
ment.
The proposed rules can be
inspected during regular office
hours at the county School Board
office.
A public hearing will be held
on the amended plan 9 a.m. EDT
on, July 23.
Received official notification
that Kelley and Port St. Joe High
School principal Chris Earley are
entering the DROP program.
Kelley has an anticipated,
retirement date of June 30, 2007;'
Earley's is June 30, 2008.


Jeannie Bryant-Dykes. Frank E. Dykes and Jennifer Dykes-Brake all received their associate degrees
during spring commencement exercises at Gulf Coast Community College.


her on the President's lisi for two
semesters and the Dean's list
three semesters. Jennifer received
her As.ciuate in Arts' degree
majoring in S.ocial Work. and-
graduated with a .3 3 GP.A.
Frank and Jennifer are :he
grandchildren of Elizabeth and
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EDC
-From Pg. 1
enough," Traylor said. "She is not
the person for the job. I want
somebody who is going to be
aggressive, I want to see some
return for the county.
"It's nothing personal, it's
business."
When asked if future county
funding for the EDC hinges on
Whaley's removal, Traylor replied,
"As far as I'm concerned it does."
Traylor said he wouldn't be
pushing for changes, including a
reduction of the number of board
members from around 20 to a
handful, at the EDC without a
"good feel" from the public on the
issue.
He added that some Commis-
sion members had also expressed
dissatisfaction with the EDC dur-
ing conversations Traylor over-
heard 'or participated in before
and after Commission meetings.
Those conversations con-
cerned general impressions and
perceptions of the EDC and took
place between commissioners and .
constituents, Traylor said.
He added that the issue of
cutting the EDC's funding had
never been discussed. i
Commission chairman Car-
men McLemore said, "I haven't


made up my mind.
"This is something we are
going to sit down and discuss as a
Commission and work through
and see where we are at."
When asked McLemore said,
"There have been some discus-
sions" concerning the future of
the EDC.
But when asked if those dis-
cussions involved other commis-
sioners the chairman abruptly
ended the interview.
"This should not come out as
a negative," Traylor said. "It
should come out as a positive.
"We should look at the struc-
ture of the EDC, look at it from a,
positive standpoint, that we are
going to make some changes to
make it work."
Williams acknowledged that
there had been some commulrica-
tion ."breakdowns" between the
Commission and the EDC.
"Could we have done a 'better
job of communicating and educat-
ing the public and the Commis-
sion about what we were doing?
Yes," Williams said.
"But there have been signifi-
cant results in the planning
where we are at the apex of (pro-
ducing some tangible results)."
And at least two board mem-
bers disputed the issue of poor
communication with the Commis-
sion.
Johnsorn noted that the
nature of Whaley's job, working
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move to Gulf County, requires a
certain level of confidentiality.
Further, county manager Don
'Butler sits on the EDC board, sev-
eral board members said, and the
EDC board was faithful in its
reporting to-the Commission.
Until last week, however, they
had little inkling' that anything
was amiss.
Traylor disputed that, saying
he had previously indicated to top
board officials that he had con-,
cerns about the EDC and Whaley.
Williams, however, noted that,
the EDC had raised more than
$15,000 from private donors
demonstrating a "strong public
confidence in what we are, doing."
After Whaley's resignation
Monday night, the EDC board.
voted not to spend any of that
money until its future was clear.
And so over. the next few days
leading up to Tuesday's Commis-
sion meeting, EDC board mem-
bers are meeting individually with
commissioners to answer ques-
tiohs and address concerns.
The hope is two-fold, Williams
said: to maintain EDC funding
and, if possible, restore"Whaley,,
who has considerable experience
in the area of economic develop-
ment, to her position as director..
S "We have 'to have that funding
to move forward oh the county's
behalf." Willia-ms said. The coun-
ty loses (if the EDC disappears).
S"I do think we have an oppor-,
tunity and dialogue open to fix
this."


Lions Club News'
The Port St. Joe Lions Club
held its annual installation of new
officers and new members dinner
at Butler's Restaurant. Retinng
-president Boyd Pickett thanked
the members and officers for their
support and noted that the club is
at its highest membership level
ever. "We are running out of room
to seat everybody." said Pickett.


Sheriff's Beat
UNDERAGE DUI
A vehicle being driven reck-
lessly on the Cape on June 22
resulted in the arrest of a juvenile
for DUI. Another juvenile in the
auto was arrested for possession'
of alcohol by person under 21.
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
Russell L. Miles was arrested
June 23 on criminal mischief
charges after allegedly throwing a
beer bottle from a moving vehicle
and striking a mailbox.
ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH
William .M. .McLeod was
arrested June 25 for driving with
a suspended license, resisting an
officer without violence and was
cited for .an open container. He
was originally stopped for a traffic
violation.
FIGHTING ON PROBATION'.
Franklin J. Rardin and
Melissa M. Watters were arrested
for domestic batten'ry June 28
when officers responded to a
domestic dispute in WVewahitchka.
Rardin was also charged with vio-
lation of probation.


S"\We expect to be the largest Port
St. Joe civic club, if we aren't
there already."
Pickett reviewed the major
accomplishments completed by
the club dunng the year including
the Display Your Flag program,.
the summer-long fishing tourna-
ment to raise money for local
chanties, the "Judge Bob Moore"
program to support the library.'
the annual scholarship program,
and the many recipients of eye
and heanng programs sponsored
by the club.


Incormng president Michael
Hammond said he had a tough
act to follow and is looking foIbr-


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Richard M. Eckler was
arrested June 28 for DUI and car-
rying a concealed firearm. Earlier
in .the morning Eckler had been
found arguing with a partner over
their location and advised not to
drive due to apparent impair-
ment; he refused an offer of trans-
port at the time.
LAWN CHAIR: WEAPONS
Thomas L. Simmons and
Melissa A.: Rhames were arrested
for domestic violence and aggra-
vated battery June 2S after fight-
ing each other with lawn chairs.
BALL PARK BATTLE
Williamn C. Shirah was
arrested June 29 following a fight
at TL James Ball Park. Shirah
allegedly followed Gary Adkinsonr
to the park and. after a fight was
broken up by bystanders,. threat-
ened Adkinson with an open
pocket knife before fleeing the
park..
FROM BEACH TO BARS
A disturbance call: in
Highland View June 30 from
Monette Hornsby. Dennis
Hornsbv allegedly struck his wife
in the face as she was dnrine the


%yard to carrying on the cinevic
efforts of the club next year.
Gary Ross was presented with
a plaque as Lion of the Year.
The newly elected officers
include Michael Hammond. presi-
dent: Morris Palmer. 1st -ice:
Charlie Norton. 2nd vice: Bill
Stroud. 3rd \ice: Bill Nlagee. sec-
retary; John Bass. asst. secretary:
Ed Franklin. treasurer. Mel
Magdis.on. tail twister, Andy
Smith. lion tamer: Joe Delorenzo.
'st year director: Billy Williams.
'2nd 'ear director, and Gary Ross.
2nd year director.
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family home from the beach. He
was charged with domestic vio-
lency/battery.

RECENT BOOKINGS AT THE
GULF COUNTY JAIL .
Monday, June 17th-Junior
Ray Brown,violation of probation
(obtaining controlled substance
by fraud); Kathryn Gore Rigdon;
failed to 'appear on worthless
checks; Julie lla Mamoran.
failed to appear( oil wo rthless
checks: Belle Land Chason. failed
to appear on w,,orthless checks;
Buford L. Rice. cnminl mischief.
Tuesday, June 18th-Katnina
Ann Melvin,' violation' of proba-
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Terry, violation of injunction foir
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Richard Bozeman. failed -to
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Make the Most of Summer Kesley

Visit to the Veterinarian Continued from Page 2A


You're not the only one who's
tired of cold weather. Your pet has
been looking forward to summer,
too. To help your pet enjoy the
great outdoors this season, you
should schedule a summer check-
up with your veterinarian to make
sure your pet is ready to ward off
the newest crop of ticks, heart-
worm-causing mosquitoes and
other parasites.
Veterinarians recommend the
following PET TIPS to help you
make the most of your furry
friend's check-up.
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You are the one who cares for
your pet each day. Although your
veterinarian is the expert, you are
more likely to notice any subtle
changes in your pet's behavior or
physical abilities. Know your pet's
habits so you can question, the
veterinarian about noticeable
changes in your' pet's weight,
appetite, water consumption, coat
or skin, behavior or mobility.
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by looking and feeling for any
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you notice.
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ing are two of the most important


steps to keeping your pet healthy
and can diagnose diseases in their
earliest and most treatable stages.
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seasonal threats such as Lyme
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sis.
Schedule a dental exam and
routine cleaning. Learn how to
brush your dog's teeth if you don't
do so already. This is not only
beneficial for your pet, but it also
helps reduce "dog breath." As with
humans, a bit of regular preven-
tion goes a long way.
Plan to vaccinate your dog
against diseases prevalent in your
area. Your veterinarian can advise
you about new vaccines and the
vaccinations required by law in
your state.
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do the number of parasites. Test
for tick-borne diseases and heart-
worm with quick and easy in-
clinic tests. Talk to your
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PUBLIC NOTICE
APublic'Hearing will be held at the Planning and Develop iment Review
Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tues-
day, July 23, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held
in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe,. Florida. The pub-
lic hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:.

Small Scale Land Use Change for Lester & Harrington, Tax ID #1508-
050R; 32.28 acres in a Portion of Section 2, Tou nship 4 South, Range
10 West, Gulf County, Florida, changing 9.58 acres from Agricultural to
Residential Low Density.

Final Plat Approval for Emerald Pearl Beach, H.H. Wang, Tax ID
#6316-OOOR 3.18 acres .in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11
West, Gulf county, Florida, a 3 unit subdivision subject to all development
regulations required b) Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval for Hammock B\ the Bay, Jimmy Hambrick, Tax ID
S#6264-00R 3.75 acres in Section 36,Towvnship 8 South, Range '11
SWest, Gulf County, Florida, a 5 unit subdivision subject to all develop-
Sment regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Appro al for Taunton Farms, David Taunton, Tax ID # 1359-
001R 6.50 acres in Section, 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida, a 13 unit subdivision subject to all development
.regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval Bay Pines Subdivision Tapper & Company
Parcel ID #6248-050R 63.39 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 39 unit subdivision subject to'
all development regulations required by Gulf County. Parcel ID #6248-
050R.

Variance Road Setback Gary Smith Parcel ID #3901-001R Lot 1,
* Block 9 -St. Joe Beach

ariance Road Setback Gar\ Smith Parcel 'ID #3901-001R -Lot 2,
Block 9 St. Joe Beach


Public Hearing Septic setback policy for environmental'sensitive areas

Public Hearing Pre-construction structure setback policy

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

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Infor-
mation prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building
Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


Publish 2tc July 4 & 18, 2002


ferent."
"I bet," we had borrowed
Hollis Mayo's daddy's old farm
truck for the ride down and Ricky
Gene was explaining things to us,
"they don't eat their watermel-
ons-they shove them in each
other's face!"
"Why don't you pick the first
one up we come to," Buddy
chuckled, "and bust Burleigh over
the head with it!"
"If Uncle Sam ain't careful,
he'll get hung! That's what they do
to strangers in Atwood." Hollis's
voice kinda trailed off and it grew
silent in that old Chevrolet....
We were about to be strangers
in Atwood!
"Oh, it won't matter anyway,"
Buddy interrupted the quietness,
"they are so far behind it will only
by June 30th down there."
We saw the flags before we
rounded the curve.. Like I said, it
wasn't much of a town, but. every
store, every telephone pole, both
street lights and most of the trees
were adorned with American
flags! It was the most flags I had
ever seen in one place! It was a lot
more than we had back home
We parked the truck for a
quick get-a-way and moseyed
cautiously toward Frank's Feed
And Seed. Whit was the first to
see us. "Howdv" he smiled.
HE SMILED! He seemed
friendly enough but I kept one fist
clinched and ready. It might be a
trick!
Burleigh, brought some plates
over. "We've got barbeque chicken
and baked beans. Help -yourself."
Cake showed up with huge.'
sections"of lemon ice box pie for.
each of us. You know, she didn't
look half bad with a dress on.
Bobo sliced watermelon for
everyone.
We all found a good spot and
settled in to watch the six wagon
parade. I wish, you could have
seen Burleigh, Whit, Bobo, Cake
and Puddin'head square their
shoulders and arch those big
backs when the giant flag was
unFurled and Mr. Dunston Harp
broke into the, Star Spangled
Banner!
The American pride in those
country folks runs deep and long.
r stopd a little straighter. A lit-,
tie taller.
They might beat us up tomor-
row. But today, we are all
Amencans.
It's a feeling like no other in
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left to right, Lilla Dykes, Kyrsten Keys, Ashleigh Lewis, Chellsey
O'Neill, Megan Gannon, Adrian Browning, Maranda Kilbourn.
Kneeling are Kayla Parker, Katie Lacour, Angela Cannington, Tayler
Byrd and Kristi Davis.


Wewahitchka 8-under All Stars are front, left to right, Taylor
Husband, Philip Mark, J.D. Strickland and Cory Walding; middle row,
Austin Guffey, Heath Bailey, Wesley Mayo, Bryce Gerber, Chris
Myrick, Allen Taylor, Austin Chui&iey and Tyler Whitten; back row,
Coach Steve Mayo, Coach Algie Wade, manager Remington Wade,
Coach, Greg Myrick and Coach Derrick Gerber.

Wewahitchka All Stars

Place Second in District


a complete game win with 6
strikeouts and giving up 6 runs
for a 14-6 victory.
For the tournament,
Canington led the team with a (9-
11) .819 batting average while
O'Neill had a (7-9) .778 average,
and Megan Gannon a (4-6) .667
average.' Canington picked :up two
wins for PSJ with one complete
game and Lilla Dyke' picked up
the other win with a complete
game.
amPSJ will play in the state tour-
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make a donation to the team,
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Dixie Youth District
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The 10 and under Dixie Youth
District Tournamnent will start
this Saturday, July 6, in Port St.
Joe.. .
Port St. Joe will face Bayou
George at 5 p.m.; .Wewahitchka
will meet Highland Park at 7 p.m.,
and Callaway will play Franklin
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15 years will learn about boating
safety, rules and regulations from
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The cost is $25 for ages eight
through twelve, and $30 for ages
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10 & Under

Grill Winner,
Debbie Stitt was the proud
winner of the stainless steel BBQ
grill given away on June 21 by the
Port St. Joe 10 and under tourna-
ment team. Corbin Vickery drew'
the ticket for the team.
The Port St. Joe tournament
team would like to say a BIC,
thank-,you to George Duren for
allowing them to set up the grill at
the Piggly Wiggly and. sell tickets.
Also, a very special thank you to
Tommy Knox for making the grill
for the team's fundraiser.
Thanks to everyone that
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Marina Hosts Junior


Angler Tournament


by Tim Croft
The leading sportfishing orga-
nization and the country's top
producer of sports drinks will
team on a "Kid's Win" fishing
tournament hosted by the Port St.
Joe Marina.
The International Game Fish
Association will sanction the
junior angler tournament Satur-
day, with Gatorade on board as
the primary sponsor.
"IGFA is a big deal," said Dan
VanVleet. "And Gatorade is spon-
soring so we have have a couple of
big. names involved.
"The marina's tournament
staff has worked to get a tourna-
ment of this stattire in Gulf Coun-I
ty."
The tournament is, open to
any youngster 16 and under.
The entry fee is S15 and each
contestant will receive a one-year
membership in IGFA Junior
Anglers, an IGFA ,hat, embroi-
dered patch. deal and quarterly
newsletters.
Gatorade will give each,
entrant-a fuliy stocked tackle.box
as well plenty to drink for fighting
those big fish.'
A total of 24 first-place-prizes
donated by local sponsors. Win-
ners in catfish, pinfish; ladyfish,-
trout and eight other species cat-
egories will win rods and reels'
,and other prizes.
Each fish weighed will earn
the entrant: a certificate and all
entries-will be'entered in drawings
for any species of fish not caught.
Fishing can be, done from a
boat, dock or shore. -
S"Many of us grew up fishing


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that ,old fishing hole with mom
and dad and grandma and grand-
pa," VanVleet said. "Gulf County
parents take great pride in their
youngsters, whether it be Little
League or winning state champi-
onships in high school.
"Now it's time to let them'do
something they love to do: go fish-
ing. And they'll win just by enter-
ing."
Registration will be continue
through 8 p.m. Friday at th, St.
Joe Marina. A special registration
from 6-8 p.m. will be held Friday
with an explanation of rules and
any questions, answered by the
Rules Committee
An adult must enter each
youngster. Entrants will compete,
in one of two age categories: 10
and under and 11 through 16,
with 12 first-place prizes awarded
in each age group.
Fishing will be from 6 a.m.
until: final weigh-in at 4 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded 5-7 p.m.


North Florida

Motor Speedway

Race Results
Results from North Florida
Motor Speedway lor June 29.
Early Model
1. Todd Neiheiser: 2. Marty
SRoesle; 3. Ben Dalton; 4. Keith
Hutcherson: 5. Mike Taylpr; 6.
Teddy Sasser: 7. Duane Bates; 8.
Derek Aultman; 9. Leslie well;
10. Keith Parrish; 11. Ted Shores;
12., Guy Scarbrough; 13. Randy
McClendon; 1i4. Denton Scheider-
er.. .
Enduro
1. James Golden; 2. Ryan
Redmon; 3. Denise Trykowski; 4.
Tony Easter: 5. Joe Gander; 6.
Jim Gander; 7.. Mike Hornbuckle;
8. Ramrnon Powell; '9. John
Melnvi.
Hobby
1. Tony Payne; 2. Preston Lef-
stead; 3. Skeeter Redmon; 4. Den-


nis Jones; 5. Jerry Bass; 6. Den-
nis Adams Sr.; 7. Alan Flowers; 8.
Mario Lupi. ,
IMCA
1. Todd Neiheiser; 2. Darrell
George; 3. Tom Galbreath; 4.
Doug. Rogers; 5. Russell Welch; 6.
Maylon Palmer.
Late Model
1. Lonnie Roberts; 2. Earl
Boyett;..3. Tim Page; 4. Dale,
Groves; 5. Gary Whitfield.
Mini
1. Bob Bass; 2. Jeff Hixson; 3.
Lance Wasson; 4. George Drew; 5.
Josh Velez.
Pure Stock
1, Skipper Powell; 2.
Jonathan Melvin; 3. Justin Gold-
en; 4. Foster Nelson; 5. Charlie
Goodwin; 6. Andy Hall; 7. Tony
Adams; 8. Danny O'Neil; 9. Waldo
McGuffey Jr.; 10. Danny Cook;
11. Mitchell Webb; 12. John
Green; 13. Larry "Kojak" Davis;
14. Michael Dasher; 15. Chris
Miles.
Limited Super Street
'1. Dale Groves; 2. Steve Joyn-
er; 3. Russell Welch; 4. Greg
"Opie" Steverson; 5. Ken Redmon.

19th Billfish
Tournament.
Bay, Point Marina's 19th
annual Invitational Billfish
Tournament hopes to make
international news again this
year. One of the nation's largest
and most successful fishing tour-.
naments is in, Florida's great
northwest in Panama City. Only
the nation's finest anglers and
crews are part of this, invita-
tional--which promises the most
anticipated and entertaining
weigh:-in ceremonies.
Last year's tournament win-
ning catch had to be police-
escorted to a scrap metal yard
just to weigh in. The 15 foot,
1,046 pound blue marlin broke
more than the weighmaster's
scale. This fish broke the state
and Gulf of Mexico records!
The tournament will be held
July 10-14 at Bay Point Marina
on Hatteras Lane, featuring live
entertainment, sponsor exhibits;
children's activities 'and a fantas-
tic street party. There are always
crowds, by the thousands, beauti- :
ful boats and, of course, those
amazing, breathtaking huge fish .,
Sponsors include the *Bay
Point Marina Company, Bay Point
Billfish Foundation and Hatteras
Yachts. .Contact Amy Smith at
81 ~287-0028 or asrrnith@lord
Sandlasker.com for more informa-
tion'.

Free Athletic
Physical
All athletes intending to play
sports during the coming school
year can receive a free physical at
the County Health Department on
August 1 beginning at 8 a.m.
EDT. .


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A football camp for quarter-
backs and kickers age 8-18 will
be held 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. EDT
on Monday, July 15 at Shark Sta-
dium.
Former University of Central
Florida quarterback Darrin Slack,
director of his own "For Quarter-
backs Only" camp, will provide
instruction for quarterbacks.
Tony Kelly, former placekick-
er and punter at Troy State will
instruct the kickers.
The fee for the camp is $35
and includes lunch.
To register or for more infor-
mation contact Coach John
Palmer at 227-1387 or 227-1054.'
Campers should wear cleats
and bringtennis shoes.
There is a limit of 12 quarter-
backs for this camp.


Six Tips for Smart
Grocery Shopping
Want to get the most for your
money at the grocery store while
loading up on foods that taste
good .and are good for you?
Consider these hints.
Plan ahead. Buy enough for a
full week. If you cut down your
trips to the grocery store, you also.
reduce your chances of splurging
on impulse items.
Make vegetables and grains
the focus of the meal.. Consider
meat or cheese as side dishes.
Stir-frying makes a little meat go
a long way.
Figure snacks into your.plan,
too. If you don't, your family will
snack on foods you'd planned for
meals, or you might find yourself
buying more expensive and unde-
sirable snacks to satisfy between-
meal 'hunger.
Make a shopping list, and
stick to it.
-Don't be. taken in by all spe-
dials. Ask yourself whether you'd
buy this food even if it weren't on
sale. And, if the food comes only
in large quantities, can you use or
freeze all of it before it goes bad?
Leave children, friends or
spouses at. home if they tend to
put high-.calorie foods in the cart.
Or use this time to teach: them
about shopping for nutritious
foods.


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This bill restricts advertising
and other marketing that appeals
to kids, imposes a crackdown on
illegal sales .of tobacco producers
to children, mandates disclosure
of the ingredients and additives in
tobacco products, and requires
independent scientific testing of
products and health claims.
It is time to end special pro-
tection for the tobacco industry
and instead protect the public
health, and most importantly, our
kids.
Sincerely,
Greg Seiler, Community
Board President, American Heart
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The $15.00 Entry Fee includes an IGFA hat, embroidered patch, one year IGFA
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is the number one preventable
cause of death in the U.S., and
that the largest number of
tobacco deaths in this country are
cardiovascular related, it amazes
me as a volunteer for the
American Heart Association that
tobacco is the only product
exempt from the basic regulations
that apply to other products we
consume. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) regulates
food, medicines and other prod-
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health-even products that help
you quit smoking. Tobacco com-
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Real FDA authority over
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The Florida Department of
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focus on prevention efforts of
mosquito-borne viruses, which
include West Nile virus (WN), east-
ern equine encephalitis (EEE),
dengue fever and St. Louis
Encephalitis (SLE). This involves
their readiness along with other
state and local .agencies to detect
mosquitoes and birds infected
with these viruses. It also
includes a stepped-up surveil-
lance system to watch for any
human cases.
'We have our first confirmed
human case of EEE this year in
Highlands County, and we've also
seen quite a bit of WN and EEE
activity in animals throughout the
state," said DOH Secretary John
0.. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A. "I
want to encourage everyone to
take basic precautions to help
limit their exposure to mosqui-
toes." Agwunobi recommends, the '
following:
Avoid outdoor activities at
dusk and dawn when mosquitoes
are likely to be active and biting;
Eliminate stagnant water in
birdbaths, lily ponds and any
other receptacles in which mos-
quitoes might breed;'
If you must be outdoors
when mosquitoes are active, cover
up by wearing shoes, socks, long'
pants and long-sleeved shirts;
and
Use mosquito repellant con-
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manufacturer's directions.
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SEALED BID REQUEST
Port St. Joe High School / Port St. Joe Middle School
is accepting bids for a KEY TELEPHONE SYSTEM.
Specifications Include: standard equipment, tele-
phone system must'have capacity for 64 trunks and
120 telephones. Following features must be stan-
dard: % ,
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caller Id, call pickup, delayed ringing, call forward -
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Bid deadline Is July 18. 2002, at 12:00 noon, e.d.t..,
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against MI
all suspected or confirmed cases
of mosquito-borne encephalitis to
their county health departments.
West Nile virus
West Nile virus is a mosquito-.
borne illness commonly found in
Africa, West Asia, the Middle East,
and more recently in the United
States, including Florida. It
causes primarily a bird disease (it
has been found in more than 50
species), although it can also
affect humans, horses and other
mammals. Infected mosquitoes
transmit the virus from birds to
humans. There is no human-to-
human or animal-to-human
transmission. A number of mos-
quito species have been identified
with WN virus, including species
active at dawn and dusk, and
those active during the day.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Eastern equine encephalitis
is, a viral disease that attacks the.
central nervous system of people
and horses. It is spread by mos-
quitoes, which transmit the dis-
ease from infected birds.
The disease is not transmissi-
ble' between humans, or between
horses and humans.
The mortality rate for infected
horses is 50 to 90 percent.
Vaccinating horses properly will
prevent them from contracting the
disease. Currently, there is no
vaccine available for people
against EEE.
St. Louis Encephalitis
St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) is
another mosquito-borne viral dis-
ease : that causes inflammation.
and swelling of the brain in peo-
ple. Unlike EEE, SLE is rare in
horses and does not cause severe
clinical signs. There is no SLE
vaccine available for people or
horses. In an average year, Florida
typically experiences few SLE
cases. Outbreaks have occurred.
in Florida, and tend to occur every
seven to ten years. A large out-
break in 1990 resulted in 223
reported cases and 13 deaths., A
1997 outbreak resulted in nine
cases with one death.
Currently in Florida, five dead
birds have tested positive for WN,
along with six sentinel chickens
and seven horses. Thirty sentinel
chickens have tested positive for
EEE in addition to nine horses.
A total of 12 human WN and
three human EEE cases were
reported to the State Health Office
during,2001. The number of dead
birds that were found with WN in


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enough to mask gaps or other
dental defects and enough sur-
rounding natural teeth remain,.
a fixed or removable partial.
denture cah be worn.
For the fixed partial den-
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the adjacent teeth bordering
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are suspended between the
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osquitoes
Florida was over 800, along with -
close to 200 sentinel chickens
testing positive for the disease.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services reports over 400 horses
in the state contracted WN, and
over 40 horses were infected with
EEE. Horses should always be
vaccinated against both EEE and
WN by, a licensed veterinarian.,
To help detect this virus in
Florida, health officials are asking .
people to report dead wild birds
on the internet site http://
www.wld.fwc.state.fl.us/bird/ or
contact their regional Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
office x or local county health
department. People can ,also
report dead birds by .calling the
West Nile virus Hotline at 1-800-
871-9703.


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Fellow Gulf Countians,

On September 10, 2002, you iwill
elect your next County Judge. I want to
be that person. In deciding for whom you
will cast your vote I ask that. you con-
sider first my' legal experience. I have
served the people of Gulf County for
more than 31 years as a lawyer in pri-
vate practice, as an Assistant FrPublic,
Defender, as an Asistant State
Attorney, and as Judge cf your County
Court. I have handled a wide variety of
civil and criminal cases and have partic-
ipated in more than 100 jbr trials as a
lawyer or judge.

This extensive legal experience cer-
tainly qualifies me to bke hour County
Judge. But there ts more to being a
julge than just legal experience. Judges
are called upon every day to make deci-
sions which affect peoples' lies. There is
a good chance that someone iill ques-
tion every one of those decisions. It is
important, therefore, that the judge
making those decisions knows the law
and has the courage to follow it. But it
is just as important that the judge be
a person who has a great deal of
patience and common sense and one
h ho treats people with dignity and
respect.

Having lived for 57 years, raised two
children, lost a spouse to cancer and
experienced m- fair share of life's prob-
lems. I hate learned patience, respect
for people, and the importance of doing
right. I want to continue usirng all my
experience as ybour County Judge.

If you have any questions about mi,
qualifications or experience please call
me at 229-655.3. I iiould b'e. pleased to


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Free the 'Loggerhead 82'r!


"If I were a turtle

this would be close

to Paradise"
by Tim Croft
After living since birth con-
fined in metal pens, surviving on
pellet food, St. Joseph Bay must
have seemed the reptilian equiva-
lent of Spring Break hedonism for
82 loggerhead turtles.
Fifty-nine two-year-old sea
turtles and 23 three-year olds
were released this past weekend
into St. Joseph Bay, turning in
their lives as shelled guinea pigs
for the frolicking freedom of the
bay's emerald waters.
"If I were a turtle this would
be pretty lose to paradise," said
Ben Higgins ,of the National
Marine Fisheries Service, which
'has been freeing turtles in St.
Joseph Bay thq past three years.
" The turtles' odyssey to. St.
Joseph Bay began when they
were hatchlings in Florida.
From there the loggerheads
were taken! to the Fisheries
Service facility in Galveston,
Texas, where they were nurtured
and raised to become live subjects
for the testing in the latest in tur-
tle excluder devices.
Since the late 1980's, .turtle
excluder devices, or TEDs, have-
been mandatory on. shrimp
trawls.
A TED enables a turtle to
pass through a shnmp net while
keeping the loss of'shnmp to a


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According to the Fisheries
Service, thousands of turtles
drowned in shrimp nets each year
before the use of TEDs.
The Fisheries Service has
been testing new and existing
TEDs since the mid 1980s. Much,
of that testing takes place around
Shell Island off Panama .City
Beach ,
Each year roughly 200 two-
year-old loggerheads are used in
the testing.
'We are always interested in
making sure fishermen have the
best technology available.' Hi_-


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gins said. "We learn something
new every year.
"With the early TEDS, the tur-
tle spent aboutfive minutes in the
net and they were considered a
failure. Now, the turtle will spend
less than a. minute passing
through the net.
"The less time in the net, the
less stress. The less stress, the
better the health of the turtle is
going to be."
Loggerheads have proved
resilient to .most any threat
except. Higgins said, sharks and
human-s.
Loggerheads were here before


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the dinosaurs they date back
250 million years and survived
long after the dinosaurs were
wiped from the Earth by a cata-
clysmic environmental event.
\Their actual life span, and
much about their behavior and
habits for that matter, remains
elusive to scientists, Higgins said.
For instance, they are
'believed to live. 75-1,50 years.
The low side is what has been
demonstrated in the %wild. The
high side is' based. on- the logger-,
head's cousin, the Galapagos land
tortoise, which is known to live as
long as 150 years.
Suffice it to say, that "If they
can avoid a shark and avoid
humans, there is no reason they
shouldn't have a. long healthy
life," Higgins said.
And 82 turtles were itching,
or more appropriately flapping, to
get that life started last Saturday,
Having finished their stints as
test subjects, they were trucked
over to St. Joe Marina to trade in
the laboratory for saltwater nir-
vana.
The two-year-olds weighed on
average six kilograms, or 13-15
pounds; their older shipmates 141
17 kilos or about 30 pounds.
St. Joseph Bay offers the
ideal.site as a starter home for a
reptile that maintains its bearings,
by looking for the sea's floor.
"It's shallow, there is not a lot
of boat activity and 'we want to
put: them in an environment
where they can easily adapt,". Hig-
gins said. "It's a nice secluded
.,place. They can move around,
find a place to feed and get comtn-
fortable."
Higgins had little anxiousness
concerning the, transition from
captivity to the wild', Higgins said.
To begin with the. transition,
,had already begun before the tur-
tles reached St. Joseph Bay in
their individual plastic tubs.
The turtles had spent the last
six weeks, or so swimming in pens
in the waters off Panama City
Beach, "trying, to make a wild tur-
tlfe out of a captive one," Higgins
said.
Further, the loggerhead's
. innate curiosity and survival
skills have been hard-wired into
its brain through millions of
years.


"Evervthing
wired into' them
said.


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as instirict," he


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dock pier ..ih boal house landscaped
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As for finding food-that isn't a
pellet tossed into their pen, *Hig-
gins said, '"They'll eat anything.
They are an opportunistic omni-
.vore."
Higgins added that, "All evi-
dence indicates that they become
fully assimilated into the wild
stocks and don't, 'suffer any
adverse effects from being raised
in captivity 'or used in this
research."
The turtles were released with
two .tags,, though neither one is
, designed to provide ongoing
tracking of the turtles' move-
ments.
A metal tag is attached to a
front flipper and probably won't
last beyond five years, Higgins
said.
The other is an internal
microchip that essentially gives
each turtle its own Social Securi-
ty number.
To read the code, though, a
turtle must be found and passed
over a transponder..
"It should last for life," Hig-
gins said.
A life the turtles energetically
pursued last Saturday.
As each was freed from its
plastic holding cell, they slid into
the clear inviting water and
quickly disappeared.
A few bobbing heads could be
seen as several demonstrated a
mean turtle stroke loggerheads
can go from 0-40 mph in the snap
of a flipper away from the boats,
as if lingering might mean a fleet-
ing freedom.
In roughly 20 years they will
reach sexual maturity and the life
cycle begins anew.
Provided predators, particu-
larly people, stay away.
Turtles are often encountered
(See Turtles on Page 6B)


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Charles Foster
Charles Edward (Catfish
Charlie) Foster, 73, of Wewahitch-
ka, passed away Saturday, June
29, in Gulf Coast Medical Center.,
S .A native of Shelby. NC, he had
been a resident of Wewahitchka
for the past 35 years. and worked
as a lineman foreman for R.D.
Moody Construction before' his,
retirement. He was' an avid fisher-
Sman and prof -.ional joke teller.
Surxmving are his wile. Pearl.
S '' Foster. of Wewahitchka; his chil-
dren, Rannie Tucker and hus-
S band Danny.-ol Amelia Island,
Donna .Roberts and husband
David of Honeyville, Sheila Scott
and husband Charles of
W\e\\'ahitchka. Mike Chumney'and
S wife Linda of Wewahitchka, Cecil
Chumney of Pariama City, Tina,
3 P ,Chumney of Wewahitchka. and
Rhonda Faulk and husband Greg
of Niceville; 13 .:grandchildren:
four. great-grandchildren: one:
brother, Dewey Foster and wife
Madge of Kings Nltn. NC; two sis-7
ters. Mlargie Carter and husband
John of Hickory 'Grove, SC, and
r Hazel. Lail .of Shelby, NC; and.
numerous frnendis. ,
Funeral 'services were held
S'Tuesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. CT at
The United Pentecostal Church.
conducted by the Rev Clyde
Tucter. .In'terment followed in-
[ Roberts Cemetery.

Lee Murray
S Ms. Lee Murray. 60. of Me.xico
Beach. passed away Thursday.
S June 27. while staying in her
caregiver's home. Born in Atlanta,
,GA, she moved here in 1988. She
Swas employed by-Lookout Lounge.
and a member of the Mexico
Beach United Methodist Church.


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BEACON HILL- Paoter Re;rri:ied t.oble Hoir- Subd.-
sion 2 BR.'2 BA arr. l urn i:h.... iireplace :creened
porch 124 SUN RAY COURT. Sl 10,500.00. OWNER 373 HUMMINGBIRD LANE BEAUTIFUL OVERSTREET 3
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233 KIM KOVE Brand nes hoaT .n r.e.r.cicd .ei.gh BEACH SIDE BE l.T. ih Beach 3'
borhood .%Iracr.e 3 BRP..'2 B 4 ..h Berber b B -1I i as '.:-,d :.:rpc.ri ,h laundry,
,:arpat/vinyl Eleclr;c klchen 'ih ih.re -ood cabinet; & : -,, ., OWNER SAYS SELL MAKE ANl
Kenmore sio.e & DW a..d br,aklat'. r.ocl .'.Vr.l d- OFFER!! 5369,000.00. 121 Circle Dfive. Mexico Beach.
ing landscaped lawn hn.,hed garage and Tc.re
$162,900.00.
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Sally L. Childs, Realtor Associate
Larry G. Turner,.Realtor Associate
Lisa Varona,'Realtor Associate
Alice A. Beaty, Realtor Associate
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S MEXICO BEACH pprox 101 or. Gull by 100'
S dep I block oil bu. Hw, 98 on 36th Stree,
S. 500,000 00.
y-'-,'. .,BEACON HILL pprox 96' or. Gulf by 243' deep
S575,000.00.
3 BR/1 BA I C N RESTRICTED SUBDI- CAPE SAN ,BLA OJ) MOL LOTS, on
VISIO .. r :k dE k: deached garage ;,.:,r. CapeSan Bla: S" 5,, 3 U-B n.
aoe -.0 ad..:apoped laon 312 Halley Drive, Mexi- Bolh are beautiful locations and require Slate per
co Beach. S85,000.00. REDUCED S79,000.00. milling to build.


104 SUNDIAL COURT SEASHORES beau.lul 3 BR 2
&A I-..:r- b-.ll b, rh. .:..,-,ei, ir h.; fam.1, qualr',' co',r
.Iru:,:in mar.,' x'Ora. greal neghb:.rlhcood and close lo
bLach acce: A',%ll for lao.- .ir'gao.cr. & pr.'.acy lenc.
.,.g .,. back 5179,900.00.


TRADEWINDS L.,Jur', ra,.,.huies v.,h qult ..f 3
BR/3 1/2 BL -.rh approx I '00 iq. n plu, garage
arnd bal.:c.n, nmo: appliances 'metal roo l spr,rikler
system, landscaping and mare Now Under Con-
struction at Hwy. 98 and South 31st Street Mexico
Beach. Inside unils 5269,000.00. Pre-Construction
Prices. Only 1 Lelhi
1


OLD ILUOIUDA Er .l..PrT rrom, H-., I Pal.T.
S',iA ,. "jl .e ,.;,alg.-. ihoughi.. :1 .:isummrrer;
p:0 5 1 e. p. r :.,T. I bath lana ir, .c rr-c,-,ed
porch. Many po.a.1..l.e 9010 Hwy. 98, Beacon Hill.
$350,000.00.


101 6 &U II 38TH STREET N- :-.r,:.,., ih.Ia tIeaiur.:
bea:h ide h,-..-.l;' Lfrc3 ,,-,e:hre.e ,pi .:Oppc.,'u,,r, ,:ermrr...:
ille ,,'I.i:hen ., barl- cc,' ; Er rbA. corp.? lh.-o....h.,url he
re il Kea.r.ce oppli....:e' 1S89 900 00.


LOVELY 2 BR/2 BA ground lloor conda on a Gulf Frorm
Lat New furishirgs and paint. come comrpletely lur'
n;lhed arnd'equ;pped Great rental ;r,.er,enl. Onl,
steps 1a Ihe beach 112 C. South 32nd Streel, Mexico
Beach. Pelican Roosl C. $249,000.00.


.111 5. 37TH STREEt MEXICO BEACH bochside IREASUREt PALMS 12 BtALir.HiUt IUOWNHOUME
Townhouse ,r, great loco.on to, Beach and fishing WITH A GULF VIEW AND SHORT WALK TO BEACH -
pier 2 BR,' I1.- 2 BA. garden tub in upstairs bath., Custom cabinets, ceramic ,;le berbl.r carper lu'. ma,-,'
sunken den, dining room khitclhen deck & balcony, more luxury, amenities'. Corner of 401h Streel & Hwy.
Furnished & equipped. $209,000.00. 9&. $199,900.00. ONLY 4 AVAILABLE.

3p9 ROBIN LANE Nice ,112'x117' lot in subdivision zoned for homes only. already cleared with water &
sewer lap paid. Ready for buld.ng.,S49,900.00.
SEASHORES'SUBD. LU N It ERB,4 O l. .. ........A Nautilus Drive,
S57,950.00.
6LO.20- MARYLAND BLVD. MEXICO BEACH 100'x145' already cleared with water & sewer,tdp paid and
10 loads of fill dirt spread. A BARGAIN AT $57,500.00. REDUCED $55,000
EXTRA LARGE LOT CALIFORNIA DR., MEXICO BEACH. Zoned for homes only, partially cleared, water &
sewer tap paid. $49,900.00.
CANAL FRONT 2 adjacent lots botH with canal frontage, one with a dock. 119 N. 32nd Street, Mexico
Beach. $115,000.00. & $110,000.00.
MEXICO BEACH -, Restrictedlots with paved streets, street lights, underground utilities available. 15th'Street
& Hwy. 386, $29,900.00.
LOT.l, HWY. 98, SUMMER PLACE SUBD. Nice unobstructed Gulf View Lot. This lot has swimming pool and"
beach access. One of the most reasonable priced lots with a Gulf View on the Beach. $119,00.00.
1 ACRE PLUS, CREEKVIEW LOT, on Chapel Lane, Overstreet. $39,900.00.
RED BULL ISLAND- Lot 6, Blk. G, 171' x 100' $10,000.00, REDUCED $8,000.00.
510 4TH STREET, PORT ST. JOE Zoned commercial lot 10, BIk. 26 50' x 170', $39,000.00.
SEASHORES DR. & HIGHWAY 98 AREA SUMMERPLACE SUBDIVISION beautiful lot with great view of
Gulf. New subdivision that has becch-and swimming pool access. 208.5' x 50' $115,000.00.


HIGH BLUFF LOCATION OVER LOOKING THE GULF
- 3 BR '2 B.A, Fl~r.da home w h man', .pos:ibld.ies
Approx 1800 :1q fT plus porches, carpori & staor-
age, ha* large greal room with fireplace stucco corn
struction, bacL pr..ac/ fence, Iand:caping needs TLC
to10 be beaur.ul, LOT 150 5x7' 14 Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach. S495,000.00.







GULF FRONT CONDO Carmel Villa #3 & #4 -
Greal 2 F. 2 BA urn.I completely furnished &
equ-pped Farlo.i.: ..e., of Bar.'h & .unsets Irom
coveredd deck Good re.ial h,:tor, No condo fees"'
109 S. 26lh Streel. Mexico Beach. 5275,000.00.
each


403 LA SIESTA DR.
S* IMEXICO BEACH -
N.ce r.e. all.--..dabk
3 BP 2 B4 hoSme
Ver, arrrach..e
deg- q ,-, A ..ujl ,d-
r. 9 Hurer Ced,og
fans. Be.-ber car
1 per ''Ce .' tile,
slove', D.W & refrig"
..,-le.dd Sc,, be corrplFped S134.900.00.


GULF FRONT HOME WITH 106' OF FRONTAGE 2
BR 2'Ba hc.-re :.in toilh. ..ih .ap'arojnd decl' Lo.:al'
ed ao he ed.-j .ot rhe r .er o-a, Iorr. H,., '8 Great
-aco o ,',r ho e or r .ol ,r,. :rmer.' 113 S. 31st S5reel,
Mexico Beach. $600,000.00.


S lm LWAN rrBwJI^-- 1-lu 1-"
I. 0 I .. :.i : ..i .. a, a .-.d
addition oomam. 2 B7/l BA furnished and equipped..
MUST SEEI 511 Fortner Ave., Mexico- Beach.
$205,000.00.


103 A S. 35TH ST. Torally ren,.oaed beachside
home w*;thia breaihrakrg iew of 'he Gulf. Cori
plelely furriithed w h all new furr,,nishingsi This is a
giea, ir,'estme'rr, F:,r .acaionr 'o'ne or ierial pr.:,p'
ei!, Bo. om I.,or has plenr, at rvorage pace for all
hose beach 1os '2 BR/2 1/2 BA. S249,900.00.

302 HATLEYDR., MEXICO BEACH Hm, will hao-e
3 BR/2 BA with approx. 1367 sq. ft li.ng plus 1 u
car garage. Many nice amenities. Plans .n ofli.ce
$164,900. NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Surviving are two sons, David
Ballard and wife Ashlvn of
Atlanta, GA, and Scott Ballard
and. wife ;Teresa of Hickory, NC;
one sister, Sandra Keeble and
husband Gary of Dalton, GA; and
two grandchildren.
Fiuneral services were con-
ducted Sunday, June 30, at 2
p.m. CT at the Mexico Beach
United Methodist Church with the
Rev. Charlie' Parker officiating.
Interment followed in the Holly
Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers.
donations can be made :in mem-;
ory of Lee Murray' to Covenant
Hospice, 2001 N. Palafox; St.,
Pensacola, FL 32501.

Fannie Roberts
Fannie Roberts of Titusville
died Tuesday, June 25. She was
born in River Junction. and
moved to Titusville from Port St.
Joe two years ago. Mrs. Roberts
had worked as a hospital cook.
and was a member of St. James
AME Church of Port St. Joe.
Surviving are two sisters.
Ruth Smith and Acho Williams of
Titusille: and a brother. Deakiel
Zilliner of Bronx. NT.
Funeral services were held


Monday, Juily 1 at'11 a.m. iri.the-
First Borh Church of the Living
God. Interment followed at
Oakiidge Cemetery.


Brady RhoRades,
Brady Howard, Rhoades,
infant son of James Howard Ward
and Christina Ann Rhoades,
passed away Sunday. June 23 at,
Sacred, Heart Hospital .in.
Pensacola.
He is survived by his parents.
his brother, Grady eHoward
Rhoades; sister, Rayana Danielle'
Rhoades; grandparents, Grady :
McDaniel and .Laurie McDaniel;:
and great-grandmother, Christine
Pitts.
Grateside serVices were held
at 2 p.m. CT\Wednes;day,JJune26.
at New Shiloh Cemetery in Altha."

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PANHANDLE BEACON
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 227-1278
www.Panhandlebeacon.com

What's In A Name?
In Biblical times names were
very important and usually stood
for something special. Most peo-
ple, and places were named to
commemorate a special event.
Jacob named the place where the
angel of God appeared to him
Bethel, which means "The House
of God".
With this in mind the congre-
gation of the First Pentecostal
Holiness Church voted to change
their name to reflect what they are
all about. As of Wednesday, June
23 the new name is "Hope Family
Worship Center". They want to be
the place in Port St. Joe where
families gather together to wor-'
ship and praise God in a genuine
atmosphere of hope.
SHebrews 11:1 says "1Now
faith is the -substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things
not seen." The congregation
believes that all things are possi-
ble for those who trust God,.
Therefore, they gather each week
in an attitude of hope and that
hope is based on faith in God;
that God is leading in the direc-
tion He wants followers to go.
Their goal, with God's help is
to-strengthen families; for fathers


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to be much more than just fathers
in name only. They want to train
'them. to be the spiritual leaders
for the family as God intended.
Fathers, and mothers, if your
family \ is important to you then
you need to be in services.

Monthly Gospel Sing
The monthly gospel sing -at
New Harvest Fellowship will be
held Sunday, July 7, at 6 p.m., CT
at the church in .Wewahitchka,
featuring The Franklins, and
other local talent.
The community is invited to
attend and receive a blessing.
New Harvest Fellowship is
located at 1336 Hwy. 22, approxi-
mately one mile west of Hwy. 71.

Community-
Wide Vacation
Bible Sch9ol
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be having. Vacation
Bible School July 8-12 from 5 to 6
p.m .. ,
All community children ages
2-17 are invited to attend.


The Potter's House
S "Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street post Office Box 631
'' \, Wewahitchkoa. FL 32465
SIu SCHEDULE OF SERVICES ,
-Y-',. .! Sunday 3 PM .................. .. Sunday School
".--- / Sunday 4 PM ... .. ... Evangelistic Service
/ Wednesday 7 PM ...... .......... Bible Study
'-" i Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
,^T,* (850) 639-4588-Wewarev@aol.com
SBroken Spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mented


HOPE Family Worship Center
A Pentecostal Holiness Church ,
200.1 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Marc Sturdi,. ant Church Office 227-1493
:Sunday School .............. '..9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service . ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, . . .. .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us



Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
and join us in worship ... '"...
S. Hwy. 98
10:30 Sunday Mornin Apalacicola... < > .... PanamaCity
7:00 Wednesday Evening Hwy. Re e
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Family Life Church
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates .
Visit our website at: faminlylifechurch.net ... wewahitchka
323 Reid Aven6e Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)


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SFirslt C urck of the ]azarene
2420 Long Avenue PQot' St, Joe; Fl$rida' 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School . . . . . 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ............ 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ........... . 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ............ 7 p.m.


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9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
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But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group MAftgs. 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us! (in members'homes)
Grace Baptist Church Pastor Lee Cordell (850) 227-1180
www.GraceEagles.org


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BORDEN APPRAISAL SERVICE
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Cary at Oak Grove
The Rev. Robert Cary will be
speaking at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church on Sunday, July 7
in the 10:45 a.m. service..
Bro. Cary is a former pastor *
in Port St. Joe. During his pas-
torate he made many friends and
was loved by the entire commu-
nity. Everyone is invited to the
service.

Zion Fair Choir
The Zion Fair Baptist Church
Mass Choir will be celebrating
their 2nd anniversary on Sunday,
July 7, at 1,1 a.m. Thespeaker will ,
be Minister Jacqueline Garcia of
the Monticello Church of God in
Christ.


Chaplain Ortiz

to Speak Sunday'
Chaplain Jose Daniel Ortiz,
who works as a Command,
Chaplain at the Navy Coastal
Systems Station in Panama City'
Beach, will preach at both
Sunday morning services, at 9:90
and 11:00, at the First United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach.
Lt. Ortiz is a native of Ponce,
Puerto Rico. He attended Inter"
"American University where he
received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in History. He then, attended
Evangelical Seminary of PR
receiving a Master ,of Divinity.
During his second year in semi-
nary Chaplain Ortiz was commis-
sioned in the US Naval Reserve as
an Ensign through the Chaplain
Candidate .Program. After his
ordination in the United
Methodist Church, he accepted


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the call to work for the Inter
American University as a Director
of Religious Life and Assistant
Professor of Ethics.
In February 1995 he came
into active duty as an LTJG. He
attended Chaplain Basic School
in Newport, Rhode Island. After
graduation he was assigned to his
first duty station at Naval Station,'
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After
appointments in Orlando, and
Twenty-nine Palms, California he
came to NCSS Panama City. Beach
in June 2001.
He is married to. former
Marysol Cintron and they, have an
eight-year old daughter, Mitzi.
His hobbies are weight lifting,
mountain bike 'riding, reading,
and photography and auto
mechanics.
The public is invited to the
traditional church service at 9:00,
or the contemporary service at
11:00. Rev. Ted Lovelace is pastor
of the church.

Meals On Wheels
Fundraiser Van
The Gulf. County Senior
Citizens are trying to raise, money
,Wr their Meals' on Wheels pro-
gram. They have a 1988 Chevrolet
conversion van with automatic
transmission and good tires, ask-
uig $2,000.,
Ayone interested,is asked to
call 229-8466 for more informa-
tion. Proceeds from the sale of
this van will be used to provide'
meals to frail homebound elderly
men and women.


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(850) 229-6374


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

0 S
FirewOrks
Safety on the,
Fourth of July
Many Americans are planning
to display their patriotism on the
Fourth of July in a big way. To
help make this 4th fun for you,
your family and friends as well as
accident free, here are, some fire-
works safety tips:, ,
Always read, and follow label.
directions.
*Always have an adult pre-
sent.
*Only buy from reliable fire-
works sellers.
*Only ignite fireworks out-
doors.
*Be sure to have water handy.
*Never experiment or attempt
to make your own fireworks.
eLight only one'at a time.
*Never re-ignite malfunction-
ing fireworks.
*Never give them to' small
children.
*Store in a cool; dry place.
e*Dispose of fireworks prop-
* early. :.
*Never throw them at another
person or carry them in your.'
pocket.
*Never shoot ,fireworks in
metal or glass containers. '

Cardiovascular
Disease Program
There? will be a Cardiovascu-
lar. Disease Prevention and
Awareness Program .presented by


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(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
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THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Beid Ave., Port St. Joe 1,
(850) 227-1?78* (850) 227-1278
www.StarFL.com

Big Bend Area Health Education
Center and Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center. Th:s will include'
free blood pressure screening, on-'
.site body mass index measure-'
ment,, and interactive risk'
assessment.
This screening will be held on;-
July 9, from 10:30 a.m.. until!
noon at the Gulf County Senior-'
Citizens Center in Port St. Joe.,
120 Library Drive.
1 This is open to the public..
There will be snacks, games and
door prizes. For more information
call 229-8466 and ask for Sara.

Free Screenings
Gulf Pines Hospital staff will
be at the Gulf County Senior
Citizens Center in Port St. Joe on
July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.'
They will be doing glucose testing
and blood pressure checks, and
giving, out information about dia-:
betes. .
This is free to the public.1.
:Please call 229-8466 for more'
information and ask for Sara.

Gulf Co. Cattlemen
Association Meeting
The Gulf County Cattlemen
Association will have their quar-
terlv meeting Monday. July 8, at 6,
p.m. GST at the Wewahitchka
Community Center. The Associa-
tion is sponsoring a steak dinner.-,
Dr. William Herring; Exten-:
sion Beef Specialist with the
Institute of Foods and Agricltural,
,Sciences (IFAS) will the the guest'
speaker. All cattlemen are invited.


ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St St. Joe Beach, FL 32456.
I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice :6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth, Group 7 p.m.
"0 -taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in HI m"'
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nicholk Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


Highland View Baptist Church
"A Fellowship of God's Children Sharing Jesus JESUS CARES, We Care."'
S 382 Ling Street *Port St. Joe, FL 3245'6 *0 50.227.1306
E-mail: hvboptist@aol.com Web Site: www.forministry.com/32456hvbc
"If you need a ride to church call the church office and we'll pick you up."
Sunday School ............. :45 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeling ....7 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Youth/Children Aciviiies ....... 7 p.m.
Discipleship Training .............. 5 p.m. Wednesday Chdir Pratice, 8 p.m
Sunday Evening Service........;....6 p.m.


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

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


God'
love

is
hihe


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome -7

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


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

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
-l 508 Sixteenth Street *:227-1756 '
S L '' .. Sixteenth Street :
Sunday Worship . ...10 a.m. /
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. co
Adult School .. 11 a.n.


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


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr.: Blvd


[First Baptist C. urch


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
",k Brent Vickery, Pastor '
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education Minister to Students


Sunday School ........ ......... 9:45 am
L ^^^ i^^ Worship Service ......... .... 11:00 am
Disciple Training .............. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 pm.,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" .


"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"

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


Constitution and Monument
Port 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.n.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30'p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


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


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


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Fire sticks
made with
frozen dough.






Bake Some Bang
Into Your 4th of July
Jack cheese and green chilies
combine with frozen bread dough
for an irresistible treat. This bread
is so easy to prepare thanks to the.
convenience .of frozen bread
dough.
The cheese is sliced into
sticks, and each stick is placed
with a strip of chili and wrapped
in dough. For extra fire, use
Jalapenos instead of green chilies.


You can smell how delicious this
will taste as it's baking. A great
addition to a special meal.
Fire Sticks
1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, cut
into 16, 1/4-inch sticks
4 whole, green chilies*, canned,
cut into 16, 1/4-inch strips
Preheat oven to 3750F. Lightly
grease large baking sheet(s).
Using a little flour on dough and
fingertips, stretch or roll dough
out to a long thin strip approxi-


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this challenge. The change to a 6-,
period day next year is evidence of
the faculty's commitment to a bet-
ter school and one that is not
afraid of accountability.
The entity that continues to
be an obstacle is that of a serious
approach to education. Attend-
ance at school and a willingness
to be in class for an entire period
remain difficulties for many of our
students. There is also a great
desire for a high GPA without
learning. In life we call this "style
without substance."
Not all of this is the fault of
the students. There is not much
diversity in the educational offer-


mately 5x30 inches.
Arrange strips of cheese and
chilies about 2 -inches apart to
make 16 bread sticks. Use a
sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut
dough into strips. Bring dough
around filling and pinch to seal,
edges.
Place bread sticks seam side'
down on prepared baking sheet(s).
Bake in a preheated oven for 20
minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove, from pan to cool on wire
rack.
*For extra hot Fire Sticks,
substitute jalapenos for green
chiles. .
WKi i


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From
the


M Principal


Wewahitchka

High School
by Dr. Bill Truby
If you have read the pages of
this paper recently, then you
unquestionably know that
Wewahitchka High School and-
Wewahitchka Middle School
received state grades of "B" for
this past school'year. This is an
accomplishment of which we all..-
can be proud. Such a grade does
not happen by chance or luck. It
is the result of many people and.
many 'efforts and many strategies
all coming together.
As you may recall, last year
our -grades were "C" and "D"
respectively. We -tried very. hard ,
even' during that year to make"
some curricular adjustments to :
better our grades. In a final analy-
.sis,,.. it, took very fundamental
approaches' to education to turn
things around. We resolved to ~
*have more time' on task, a more
focused curriculum, and to work
with individual student needs.
For example, our double classes
of Language Arts and Math in the
Middle School and FCAT Prep
classes for 10th graders and
unsuccessful test-takers from the
past were extremely valuable.
But the issue of the FCAT is a
total 'school philosophy.
Therefore, all' teachers were
required to have students wnte
and read with the FCAT in rmnd.
This was verified through lesson
plans and Professional Develop-
ment Plans. In short, our faculty
worked hard to make a difference.
Our students responded with
a good effort-not only throughout
the school year, but especially on
test days!
Once again, congratulations
to our students, faculty, and staff
for a great turn around.
Since this is my last column
as principal of our school, I would
like to share a few closing words
and, thoughts relevant to my 4
years in association with Gulf
County Schools and Wewahitchka
Junior/Senrior High Schools.
Thank you for the opportunity
to have served you during these
fast-flying four years. During this
time we have seen many accom-
plishments curricularly, extra-
curricularly, and co-curricularly.
The school grades, new courses.
the Curriculimn Fairs, special'
assemblies, TGIF's, new clubs and
sports, .the re\italization of our
school newspaper, and the many
championships in the area of,
sports have been most rewarding.
There are many changes, to
the facility, like our new gym floor
and decor, that have brought an
uplifting air to everyone. We have.
come a long way in technological
aspects also. Computers, the web,
and telephones are prominent
throughout the building.
But we have also been in the
middle of a couple of important
challenges as well. The first is .
accountability; Since my arrival,
we have'seen the state take on a
more demanding and efficient role
in education. While there is noth-
ing wrong with accountability, it'
,does mandate a change in how we
teach, what we teach, and the
focus of education. It does away
with the old view of teacher-as-
leader and independent educator
to a new view of teacher-as-facili-
tator and an active member of an
educational team.
Such a change is drastic and
not always popular in the upper
level of schools. We have, however,
made great strides and shown
much resolve to make the best of


ings for our students. So often we
try to fit a square peg into a round
hole. All students do not share the
same interests, talents, abilities,
and needs. For example, voca-
tional programming is at an all
time low. This is a great, if not the
greatest, challenge for a small
school district. With the fine lead-
ership at the county level, you can
be confident that this need will
continue to be addressed.
I wish the new administration
much success. I thank the faculty
for caring for children; continue to
do so. And I hope that our stu-
dents will reach for higher goals
and standards in all aspects of


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their lives. Keep the doors of
opportunity wide open-through
your best efforts in education..
And remember, good leaders are
those who set the standard and
follow it. They do not set a stan-
dard and then become an excep-
tion to this higher calling.
Thank you for receiving me so
well into your community. I have
been especially blessed to have
been a part of the Wewahitchka
Ministerial Association and the
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petuate His cause through His.
Body here in Wewa. And may each
of you reach your fullest potential
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Sbrown/white spotted female
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Congr. Boyd
Disappointed
with Ruling.
Congressman .Boyd-D,
released the following statement
responding to a federal appeals
court ruling in San Francisco. CA,
stating that the Pledge of
Allegiance is an unconstitutional
endorsement of religion because
of the phrase "under God"; and
that it cannot be recited. in
schools.
"There are a lot of things we
as a nation are currently experi-
encing together. We are experienc-
ing a war on terrorism. We are
experiencing the greatest renewal
of patriotism we have seen in gen-
erations. We are about to; cele-
brate the 226th birthday of this
great nation. We are npt,'however,
about to sit back and accept the
kind of blatant lack of respect for


tradition and patriotism that was
shown with this ruling.
"Our children stand with
pride every morning in their class-
rooms and recite the Pledge of
Allegiance, ace, and in doing so, they
are learning- each day about the
' values and freedoms' that 'this
country was founded on. Why
would anyone attempt to take that
valuable lesson away from our
children?


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Bob and Janna Rinehart,
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class products at exceptional val-
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customers receive the bes' value
for.their investment."
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headquartered in Chapel lill, NC,
'ias over 235 kitchen and bath
member firms from coast to coast.
Dealers who are part of this group


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Turtles-From Pg. 1B
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docks, piers and beaches.
"These turtles do belong out
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People who find an injured
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What kinds of physical
injuries can result from
the use of Fen-phen?


Generally two types of injuries can occur: heart
valve damage or primary pulmonary
hypertension.


What is heart valve Heart valve damage (valvulopothy) the most
damage? common injury from rhe use of Fen-phen, occurs
when the heart values do not open and close
Properly causing regurgitation of blood.
cndary pulmonary hypertension may result if
the ales are seriously impaired.


What is primary
pulmonary
hypertension?



How long would
someone have to
take Fen-phen for
damage to occur?

If I took Fen-phen and
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Why would I opt-out
of the national class
action and proceed
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individually
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Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is a rare
and often fatal candihon. PPH results when there
is a narrowing or obstruction of the small and
medium pulmonary arteries Symptoms include
shortness of breath, excessive fatigue, weakness,
dizziness, faint;ing, edema of the ankles, chest
pain, or chronic cough
There is no fixed time frame to indicate ,vhen
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quake or flood; a condition related
to damaging weather or adverse
natural occurrence such as exces-
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The natural disaster must
occur before or during harvest
and must directly affect the eligi-
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NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT LAND USE
CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners propos-
es to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2002-

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY'
AND THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT
TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUES SEC-
TION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PAR-
CEL ID. #1359-001R, 9.06 ACRES OF A TRACT OR
PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF,
SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 11
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRI-
CULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A Public Hearing onI this ordinance will be held at the Gulf. ,
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tues-
day, July 9, at 6:00 p.m. EST, in the Gulf County Commis-
sion Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House, 1000-
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A dopy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County,
Court House in the Clerk's Office.
All' interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
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:Port St. Joe 1101 Garrison Avenue.'- 4BR/2BA -
.-- Ii very nice older home that sis on a 127'x101' cor- Seacliffs Beach Homes at Cape San Baids IClose to
318 TireParkGated communitypwith pool and great l
318 Helmet Street- Beacon Hill Beautiful 3 BR/2 ner lot $129,900. MLS#92382. Call Mark Schultz. ....: "- "" viState Park. Gated community with pool and great
BA 2000 DCA modular home 26'X60. Easy walk 1st Tier 3BR/2.5BA with pool and hot tub and storm viewsof beach. New units 4BR/4 1/2BA, over
to beach. Custom built by Homes Of Merritt top-of- shutters. Greatlocation andViewEthleo avaSi GREAT 2200 sq. ft. Withx elevator. Six new units from
the line. Has den with woodburning. fireplace. Split BUY FOR $340,0001 MLS#91373. Ask for Diane. Exerce as. 3B great ho Listyle on Cape San $307,900 to $317,900. One resale, 2BR/2/2
floor plan with lots of amenities. Plans in office. T Bas. 3 BR/2BA home is st a short walk to the BA. $239,900.
MLS#92418 $174,900.00. Ask for Ellen. At. -4 beach. Offered at $240,000 MLS#91416. Ask for
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Port St. Joe ABR/3BA -Enjoy the beautiful sunsets
over the St. Joe Bay from this lovely home or just
129 Bellamy Circle, Port St. Joe Well maintained enjoy the nature from the courtyard. This home is
home in quiet, nice neighborhood on large lot. very open and spacious. $450,000. MLS#98152. =. U
Cape San Bias Gulf Front 172 Aruba Drive 2 4BR/2BA with extra room which has Jacuzzi hot tub 227-9600. 225 8th Street 5BR/2BA. This house sits on a
BR + loft/2 BA, fully furnished duplex. Excellent that could be office, or 4th Bedroom. Screened porch, 77ix170"lot that is only one block from the bay in
investment property. Call Patricia Raap for more family room, living room. Very economical gas stove, Port St. Joe. The home is priced at $94,500. PORT ST. JOE 3 BR/2 BA home situated on nice ele
information at 800-260-1137 ext.15. heat, hot water. CH/A. Beautiful brick fireplace with MLS#9924. Call Carol Bell at 227-9600. vated lot. Alley access, two work sheds inyl siding
MLS#92367. $289 900 gas logs in family room. Carport. MUST SEE! ,4 pad. 1 trimmed in blue. Nice quiet neighborhood. Call Susie
$195,000. MLS#93073 M M i SWhite 850-227-9600. $97,000. MLS#93218




9212 HWY 98 BEACON HILL Large 5 BR/2 BA ...... ..
Florida beach cottage with spectacular Gulf view ,"x'i' ; .- .
from front screen porch! Public beach access across 105 Lucia Avenue Beacori Hill Custom built, 2BR 92 Hwy 98, Mexico Beac Beautifu Sunset -
Hwy 98 near home.CH/A. Also, has 1 BR/1 BA 2108 Juniper Avenue 3 BR/2 BA home recently 2BA gulf view home, in-ground heated pool, out- and Great Living! Across from dedicated beach Port St. Joe-1910 W. Hwy.98-Prime Commercial
small cottage in rear which rents by month. On two remodeled. Great location-ch/a, new carpet, wall side shower & bath, private yard, jacuzzi, elevated with unobstructed gulf view 4BR/3.5BA approx. property with many possibilities. Could be retail
50' lots for 100' of highway frontage. House up on paper, fireplace, and fenced back yard. Call Susie deck, RV pad. MLS#91857, $259,000 Brenda 3532 sq. ft. of living area. $629,000.00. store could be restaurant; great view.$450,000.00
bluff. $479,500. MLS#92934 ASK FOR ELLEN White 227-9600. $142,500. MLS#93289 Miller MLS#90497. MLS#92518 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-1594 ai


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Section 529 Plans-Taxsmart College Saving


by Andy Wilkinson Financial
Advisor
A section 529 plan (named
after *the Section 529 of the
Internal Revenue Code) is an
investment plan operated by a
state designed to help families
save for college. It's up to each
state to decide if they will offer a
section 529 plan and determine
how it will be structured. There
are two basic types of section 529
plans-prepaid tuition and sav-
ings programs.
States that offer prepaid
tuition plans covering tuition for
in-state schools will allow you to
transfer the value of your account
to an out-of-state or private
school, however, you may not
receive the full value of your
account.
Thanks to the Economic
Growth and Tax Relief
Reconciliation Act of 2001, earn-
ings from 529 plans are free from
federal income taxes when used to-
pay qualified higher education
expenses. This new provision has
made the popularity of these
plans skyrocket. According to
Cerulli Associates, the section
529 plan market is expected to
reach $51 billion by 2006. But is
a section 529 plan the right
choice for you?
Advantages of section 529 plans
Section 529 Plans provide
four main advantages. First and
foremost, 529 plans offer special
income tax benefits. Your invest-
ment in a section 529 plan grows
tax-deferred for as long as your
money stays in the plan. When
you make a distribution from the
plan to pay college costs, the dis-
tribution is free from federal taxes
in the years 2002 through 2010.
Unless congress decides to extend
this tax advantage, the earnings
portion of distributions made
affer 2010 will be .taxable to the
beneficiary. However, this still
provides tax savings as earnings


will presumably be taxed at the'
child's lower tax rate.
Secondly, section 529. plans
allow you; the donor, to retain
control over the account's assets.
You decide when withdrawals can
be made, and for what purpose.
You can change the beneficiary at
any time and most plans even
allow you to take a distribution at
any time for any reason, however
taxes and penalties may apply.
Additionally, everyone is eligi-
ble for a section 529 plan and the
amounts you can invest are sub-
stantial -over $200,000 per bene-
ficiary in many states. You can
-open an account for yourself or
anyone you choose. Generally,
there are no restrictions based
upon age, income or relationship
to the beneficiary.
Lastly, a section 52.9 plan is
an easy and convenient way to
save for college. The ongoing man-
agement of plan assets is handled
by the state treasurer's office or
by an outside investment com-
pany. You will not receive a Form
1099 to report taxable or nontax-
able earnings until the year you
begin withdrawals..
Estate tax implications
Contributions to section 529
plans also provide estate tax


ome Adventures


advantages. A contribution to a
529 plan qualifies for the $11,000
annual federal gift tax exclusion.
This allows you to make relatively
large contributions without incur-
ring the gift tax. Additionally, you
may make a contribution of up to
$55,000 immediately and treat
the contribution as if it were made
over a five-year period for gift tax
purposes. The money is moved
out of your estate faster than. it
would be through equal annual
contributions and there is more
money in the 529 plan to generate
potential earnings.
The beauty of this is that you
get to shift assets out of your
estate for estate tax purposes yet
still maintain control over the
assets. However, if you die within
this 5-year period a portion of the
gift may be brought back into
your estate.
Develop a comprehensive
college savings plan
Investing in a section 529
plan offers the unique benefits of
tax-deferred growth, tax-free
withdrawals plus flexibility and
control. It may be the right choice
for many parents and grandpar-
ents looking for ways to save for
college. But which plan should
you choose and how much should
you invest? College savings plans
offered by.each state differ signif-
icantly in features and benefits.
The optimal plan for each investor
depends on his or her individual"

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objectives and circumstances. In
comparing plans, each investor
should consider each plans, each
investor should consider each
plan's investment options, fees,
and state and tax implications. A
qualified financial, advisor can
help evaluate your overall finan-
cial situation and set up a com-
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based upon your unique set of cir-
cumstances. Providing your child
or grandchild with a college edu-
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you .can give and one of the most
rewarding investments you can
make. Get started today towards
making this gift a reality.
Andy Wilkinson is a Financial
Advisor with Prudential Securities
in the Destin/Pensacola offices
and can be reached toll free at. 1-
866-715-4793 or email .andy_
wilkinson@prusec.com
Prudential Securities is not a
tax advisor. Investors should con-
sult with their individual tax advi-
sor regarding all potential tax
implications.


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2010 Hwy. C-30
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4320 Cape San Bias Road
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S.; 4BR/2BA Manufaciured home ituated
q 'n, A I,'2 acres, beautiful landscaping
and a large workshop with kichen and
. bathroom Ig boat shed with extra sior-
age Master suite has bonus room, which
could be a sitting area or computer room.
Much to amenities to mention Call Susie
White 227-4046 or 800-451-2349.
$120,000. MLS#91741.


a-Port St. Joe -This 3 BR/2 B4"h me i:, u:,l
a short walk lo the St Joseph Ba, Th,.
home is situaled on a corner .l ..'.ilh
approx 2100 SF MLS#93078.$163,000
S-CALL KIM HARRISON 227-3745
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NEW! $375,000. MLS#92430. CALL' .
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Call Patricia Raap C@ 800.260.1137.
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Beautiful 3 BR/3 BA, furnished home ',Ath
Gorgeous views of Gulf and St. Joseph
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ters, bamboo floors, Florida room, and
many more amenities. THIS IS A MUST
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CAROL BELL 850-227-9600.


210 Gulfaire Drive, St. Joe Beach Very
cute 3BR/2BA gulf view home, custom
built, beautifully maintained, great front
screened deck, pool, tennis & private
beach; MLS#92205, $275,000 Brenda
Miller.


Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf
view! Lot is 50x150. This cottage has plenty
of character, and charm. Enjoy the sunset
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. $350,000'
MLS#91023. Call Susie White @227-9600.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


PORT ST. JOE
Windmark Beach Interior Lot $299,900.
MLS#92871. .
Windmark Beach First Tier Lot. $335,000.
MLS#92874
Cleared lots starting at $22,900. City water anrd
sewer available. Call Carol Bell 'at 850-227-
4252.
Port St. Joe Lots on Marvin Avenue.$14,000
each. MLS#90(463
Commercial lots on Hwy. 71 beside Wewa State
Bank, $70,000.
NORTH GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Rural acreage parcels from 25 acres and up.
Price ranges from $75,000-$571,290.
WEWAHITCHKA
'HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft. road
frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch. Call
Patricia Raap. MLS # 92599 $35,000
4 lots 400'x150'. Call Susie White. $24,500.
MLS#8144.
MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
OVERSTREET
Corner of County Road 386 and South Long Rd. -
Comer of County Road 386 and South Long Rd. -
Overstreet. 16 half-acre + lots are now available.
Only 5. miles to the beach Great for year-round
giving, get-away, investment. Possible owner
financing. $25,000 each. MLS#92905. 4 lots to
sell are reduced to $20,000 each.
Overstreet Area- 4.7 acres on Sunshine Road
priced to sell, interior parcel close to intracoastal.
MLS#9581. $60,000. Patricia Raap
Buddy Floore Rd. Water access 12.79 acres,
MLS #91916, $69,905, call Patricia Raap at
648.5683.


Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14 acres,
MLS #91915, $36,630, call Patricia Raap at 648-
5683
Intracoastal Waterway, 'MLS#9261, Overstreet,
Roberts Landing Rd., 35.9 acres, $159,000,
Patricia Roaap.
Interior, MLS#6624, Wewahitchka, Wetappo
Drive, $11,800, Patricia Roap.
Interior, MLS#6157, 6154, 6156, 6060, 6155,
Lot 5, 2, 4, 1, 3, Long Street, $12,900 each.
CAPE SAN BILAS
Cape San Bias Beautiful gulf front parcel that
could be used for an estate home site or could be
'divided for an investment opportunity.
MLS#91893. $775,000.
Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offering 8
private and secluded lots on upland island on the
St. Joseph Bay. Private community with 2 way
bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western facing
views in a secluded pristine area. MLS#90969.
Starting at $199.900. Call Kim Harrison 850-
227-3745.
Gulf View, MLS# 92186, Seahorse Lane
$134,900
Gulf View, MLS# 92187, Seahorse Lane
$119,900
Gulf View, MLS# 92189, Sea Dunes Dr. $129,900
Gulf & Bay View, MLS# 92188, Sea Dunes Dr.
$119,900
Cape San Blas-Bayfront lot MLS#90743
$109,500.
Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South Beach -
MLS#91560 $189,900.
"1st Tier Bay View Lot $73,500, MLS #6456,
Contact Diane Peevy.
TBA-Westwind Driv4OID&D0. MLS#91207
Treasure 'Bay Lot 7, CSB Road $49,900.


MLS#91009
Cape San Bias 100'x427' bay lot. $169,900.
Call Carol Bll
Cape San Bias 100'x427' bay lot. Call Susie
White $169,900.
Bay View lots On C-30 with great view of bay.
$45,000 each. Contact Diane Peevy
Cape San Bias $29,500 MLS#2596
Secluded Dunes, Lot 5, The Bluffs. $159,900 -
MLS#9255
100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $249,900 MLS#5330
Interior Lot, MLS#5327, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$89,900.
Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
$154,900.
Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$200,000 Susie White.
TBA Westwind Dr. $119,900 MLS#9621
c-30, GuUWDERV1 ONHTS 500
Interior Lot, MLS#5332, Secluded Dunes Drive,
$134,900.
INDIAN LAGOON
MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $69,900.
BEACHES
107 Ponce De Leon St. St. Joe Beach In first
block of beach 2nd lot from dedicated beach.
Beautifully landscaped has underground electric
run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' 125' total
depth. SUPER LOCATION AND PRICE! $100,000.
MLS#93072
Lot 13, Block A, Port. St. Joe Beach Unit 3, Sea
Shores 80x140 approx. $55,000.
St. Joe Beach-180' on Hwy 98x440' on Court
and 370'x125' on Americus. Great opportunity
for commercial or/and residential. $975,000.
MLS#9331 Call.Ellen Allemore.


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


PORT

ST.

S JOE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DOLPHIN NEWS

by Cindy Belin
Registration: If your child
plans to attend Port St. Joe
Elementary School and you have
not registered, please go .by the
front office Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Moving Away: If your child
attended Port St. Joe Elementary
School last year and' you are mov-
ing away, please notify the front
office today at 227-1221.'
Supply Lists: Supply lists for
the upcoming school year are now
available in the front office
Monday through Thursday from 8
a .m. to 2 p.m.
Lost and Found: Our lost
and found is located in the audi-
torium. All items not claimed by
July 15th will be donated to the
Methodist Church Clothes Closet.
01-02 Yearbook: Our 2001-
2002 yearbook is fow on sale f6r
$10. They will ariive in August.
Checks should be made payable
to P.S.J. Elementary PTO and
mailed,to: Port St. Joe Elementary
School, 2201 Long Avenue, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. .
School Begins: Students will
begin the 2002-03 school year on
August 7. Keep reading all sum-
mer long!


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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review
Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday June 18, 2002'at 10.00 a.m. EST, and
at the Board of County Commis.ioners (BOCC) meeting, on Tuesday, July 9,
2002 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room' at the Robert MI Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr.'Blvd., Port St. Joe. Florida The public hearings will be to dis-
cuss and act on the following.:
Small Scale Land Use Change, Archie Barbee, Tax ID #1359-001R; 9.06
acres in a Portion of Section 13',Townrship 5 South, Range I1 West, Gulf
County, Florida, changing 9.06 acres from Agricultural to Residential Low
Density. '
Final Plat Approval for Landing at Bryant,..St. Joe Timberland, Tax ID
#0775-OOR; 41 acres in Section 28 & 33, Township,5 South, Range 9
West, Gulf County, Florida, a 1.7 unit subdivision subject 10 all development
regulations required by Gulf County .
Preliminary Plat Approval for Lemmond and Samuel, .Tax ID #6288-030R
and #6288-037R 5 84 acres in Section. 22, Township 9 South, Range 1i: .
-West, Gulf Coun'y Florida a 17 unit subdivision subject to all development
regulations required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval for Hammock By The Bay. Jimmy Hambrick. Tax ID
4#6261-000R. 3.75 acres in Section 36, Township 8 South, Range 11
West, Gulf County, Florida, a 5 unit subdivision subject to all development
regulations required -by Gulf County. .
Final Plat Approval for Beacon By The Sea Beacon Hill Property Manage-
ment; Tax ID #3805-002R 4.93 acres in Section 31, Township 6 South
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a 17 unit subdivision subject to all'
development regulations required by Gulf County
Final Plat Approval for Taunton Farms, David Taunton, Tax ID.#1359-001RR
- 6.50 acres in Section 35, Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf Coun-.
ty, Florida, a 13 unit subdivision subject- to. all development regulations
required by Gulf County.
Variance Side Setback Charles E. Coffey Parcel ID #4115-OOOR St.
Joe Beach Variance Side Setback Lisa Bobzien Parcel ID # 6268-588R..
Applications may be reviewed at'the Building and Planning Department,
Room 301 in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.,-Port St. Joe, FL. I
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Infor-
mation prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building
Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


Boer Joins Army
Christopher B. Boer has
joined the United States Army
under the Delayed Entry Program.
The program gives young men and
women the opportunity to delay
entering active duty for up to one
year.


skill, travel and become eligible to
receive as much as $50,000
toward a college education. After
completion of basic military train-
ing, soldiers receive advanced
individual training in their career
job specialty prior to being
assigned to their first permanent
duty station.


PAGE 8B


GCCC Fall

Registration
Gulf Coast Community
College has announced registra-
tion and classes for fall 2002.
Main Campus Early
Registration is July 8-19 from
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Registration is August
19-21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center Early
Registration is July 10 and 11
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m ET, with reg-
istration August 14 and 15 from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Tyndall Air Force Base regis-
tration is August 14 from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. -
Classes begin August 22.
The fall class schedule is available
on-line at www.gulfcoast.edu.
You may. register on-line if
approved by your academic
adviser and if you have a personal
identification number (PIN). 'PIN
request forms may be obtained
from the Office of Admissions and
Records, or by going on-line to
www.gulfcoast.edu (click on
Prospective Student).
Beginning fall 2002 term, stu-
dents will no longer receive grades
through 'the mail. Students, may
access grades' on-line: In order to
access grades, students must
have a PIN.'
For more information, call:
(850) 872-3892 for main campus.
or visit the college Web site at
www.gulfcoast.edu. For the
Gulf/Franklin Center, call (850)
227-9670 and for Tyndall Air
Force Base Education Office call
(850) 283-4332.


Mexico Beach


Pensacola, has reported to Fort
Benning, Columbus, GA, for basic
training.
He is the son of Pamela L.


Boer of Palm Trace Landings
Drive in Davie, and Robert B. Boer
of Lake Alice Park Drive in
Wewahitchka.


The Star is the Place for All of Your

Printing and Business Supply Needs
-' I' Y :


ar on Realty, Inc.

1402 HwV. 98 Mexico Beach, Florida


850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-495


BROKER/OWVNER
Barbara G. Harmon
(850)648-5767


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


COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES


Established successful restaurant with trans


premises liquor license centrally located in the heart of
Mexico Beach. "ppro, .4560 SF t.o d..n.r.g area' vril.
eanr.g for 160 parrors All equipment fui'n,.shng; aid
.-.vanlor, included S1,500,000.00


814 Kent Canal Spa.xou. Fr.m.' 'iP' ?Ba E4 ,:mne r I:,. ,It, l.ni .: Cl.lt '.'iA ur.d ir. ihe Coi .' I 2 i'u..d pol i.u. d ci
,a,d flor.da room. -.rt ..et of ih :aral 3i...d ...I11 MUST SEE THIS HOME 10 APPRECIATE ALL IT HAS TO OFFER! 5395.000 PRICE
REDUCED TO S295 000.


2502 Hwy. 98 GULFVIEW home 3BR./IBA. beauntful
ceiam.c I-le Floor and counter top: in kitchen, tle barth
br.clik Freplace, berber carpet ZONED TOURIST COM.
MERCIAL. Garage. lot size 100<75 $299,000


PRICE REDUCED

*_ t .....a--.



ferrable on


9108 9114 Hwy. 98 BEACON HILL LODGE Ir...'
mrrerii opporiun,ry* Th, .1 un.T :or.cmI ha'. 3.
2BR.'iBA oparrrmer.,: and I IblR IRBA .jp.J3r-,iE.
Great GULF VIEV. from upper :-. d.ed II r.. r:
remodeled .n 10l 8 1.: 13 loa...i q ra. e ..:..k
shop for storage and lauidlr, F0. L.r.q .- r.:- ..",:.r all
ur .it 64M,8CO. 5425,000


... ai t ," ... ; .
2704 Hwy. 98 ? A. c ::1 10 I C.rr.r Ic li zoned
Tourist Commercial To.. bedro:,',:; i b.il'. .a:h .de
Onl, a shorl ,alk ao the beach great ..ppc.,ijr..r, flrt
commercial .nr,';etmr.i Priced right at 5250,000.


SANDPRINTS "B" 2801 HWY. 98 becau,,tull, I.r,
nished 2BR.'2 5BA BEACHSIDE i.:...'nhom.e .rh a gr.ati
GULF VIEWh from 2 pr.a'le decks. Excelle..l rental or
second home MUST SEE THIS ONE! 5249,900.


MEXICO BEACH 206 Louisiana Dr. Great Buy! 2
story home cathedral ce.l.ng aih track I.git.ng :ii-c
F.repla.:e Cenlial heal &. a. 2BR 2& L.ni .hn:n Ea.
plenty ol n-ce c.c-d .:ab.e'e' plu' o pair-, back d-'.:
For cooking our Large 2 cor garage S 133,500.


427 LA SIESTA DRIVE Spac.o.: 3BRf 26B Double ..de
mobile hc'me an anrrac. landscaped c.:,r.'er I,: ..-.
desirable neighborhood 'Ae.elllEpi ad .n -er.wllc'T
cond;li.on Walk in clo:et: loai otl bcaui.ltul cibr.e,
huge garder, tub a,.aher and dr,er :;,l.. h, eic
Walking d.ilance to the beach 585,000 00.


450 Santa Anna Street 3 BP 2 B4" 1I I. doubL.. de
mobde home islandd kitchen pair, maier baih .,oh
garden tub and separar i' ...r Full., twurr,.heJ,
$85,000.00.. Adjoining .75x175' wooded lot also
available For $35.000.00.


'...'.- :.4 ,'..^S) -1 iail I 111 N. 44th Street CANAL FRONT 3BR/2BA "" B il[
3 .Brrck home '..,ih a pocl and large boal dock w,lh l".
1*-F. eleclrc boat I.fl Th. home immaculately Pergo 106 S. Canal Parkway--New! 3BR/3BA, BEACHSIDE:
Sand ceram.c rile Iloors Master baih has garden lub home with a great Canal & Gulf View! Custom Design
S" and ieparaie sho*er wiih custom ceramic tile On and style! Top Quality Construction! Easy dccess-.to
611 Gulfaire Drive A GARDENER DREAMII 30S, 2BA cul.de-.sac. a quiet tree end 5389,000.00. private secluded area of Beach! Many extra'
.- ll .Ta..-a.r.'d br.ck F.ce on a beauiFull., lund::aped Ii Ip $315,000.
1 :1.,W,3 ^9 l 0 o a ded&oArd bca:h, po.:,l and ,enn. u DHsID E.. ,^ l
:.u's hai n'!-o"-d:ic'db;h,. a. .dns-- o1085. Canal Parkway New! 3 urR/3o B., De,
C-:-...'.. 5 ;th a gr-a Canal & Gulf"View! Cu- ,mDe:-gn
jnd ry.,'e' rp Construction! Ea. oacceii r,


-': .. '''"'- private secluded area of Bedch! Many extras.

""- 116 Miramar Drive BEACHSIDE and CANALFRONT '..-- -" '', '.
,T,.:.,kd h ro.iak O d.d,.wed beach tu[ tur'. I Cc,-,',I tps ,o 'a Bheat .,fh g.y accesI N.cel, ", t -.
,-,.ed rad ad, go DON'T MISS OUT! Furnshed and De:corated S475,000.
$98,500.00. | CURRENT LISTING | 209 WeDr ve- CANAL FRONT- pac.:.: -P'2BA
11 7fa v ompon ki.' o.-' 1o' an.


315 NAUIILUS DRIVE Beauilul 38kB'2BA custom
-. ,e r picture perlec' sen.ng Cuo1om features
r, i ', rou.h Lc-.:; cI bu.ld .r.! sk,' I .gh-it .ndo.vw '.,Ih cu'-
'. -' ... --. ~ -- ,c.' bld- garde,-. shed, 'J deri ful a.u.ra arnd large
gn.,,.- p:.-:.1'vith complete covered lanai: Lovely land-
:oapcd ,ard with underground sprinkler system.Must
9235 Cockles Avenue 2BF 1. 1 .4'od,.-... Tr, tIE" eh.: be.utul hc,.-T,e to appreciate all the amenities!
'Florida cottage. Nice decor and only a' short walk to. PRICED RIGHT AT $289,900.00.
the Beach' On 50',,100' lot Fully furnished '.
$119,000. .


S102 S 3lale BECHS
B I lil '. 1I ho.', co..pleel, r.-.T.deled .n
!! I: Th, ,,e .r: .1 .. :ond.r.:n, per. :pac.c us
'-' ide'!.qo Igh, brgqd a.r.,i Fror.m Flor.da r ,cT. ha. grea'
SI; '_ B!ree .. and GUlF E'.S.' 325,000

SET SAIL TOWNHOUSE #8 103 H S. 38TH STREET :
NEW 2BR/2.5BA spacious BEACH SIDE town home
beautifully furnished and decorated. Front covered
porch and upper sun deck have GULF VIEW! C,-,,,.,, ..
located close to Pier and Marinas. Great rental or sec-
ond home. $229,000.

lfr I .. 512 A Hwy. 98 -GRAND VIEW 2 BR/2.5 BA town
home with UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW at DEDICATED
...t iic BEACHH Completely furnished and nicely decorated.
1 Covered decks off living room and master bedroom
have fantastic GULF VIEW. $225,000.00.
135 Columbus Street Gulf View 3 IER. 3BL h .r, .',- 512 B Hwy. 98 REEL DREAMS 2 BR/2.5 BA town
2 landscaped lots only steps to the Beach! Large living, home with UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW at DEDICATED
dining, and kitchen combo upstairs with covered deck BEACH!! Screened porch off living room and covered
and sun deck has great Gulf View. Downstairs has deck off master bedroom have spectacular GULF VIEW
Den/Family room with french doors that lead to side and Breezes! $225,000.00.
yard and Gulf View! .Also separate office downstairs. WWW. eGXiCObeaC
Great Master bed/bath w/jacuzzi garden tub. 2 car '.
garage. Outside green house and yard building. MUST E-mail: sales@mexicol
SEE THIS ONEI $275.000.00.


Frontage Sea alal a.d bcar dJod "elecir.c and iater
0. quietly .ieel and on he caral and orlr :iep: io the
beach! Immaculatel $346,500
[VACANT LOTS AND LAND


S411 New Mexico r./Lj0.oC0 158.33' completely
cleared and filled IQ gL. is scheduled to be.
paved soon. $49,900.
414 Hwy. 98 ACROSS FROM DEDICATED BEACH 413 Nevw Mexico Dr. 100'x158.33' completely
Duplex, 2BR/L5BA each side, balcony off upstairs cleared and filled lot. City street is scheduled to be
master bedroom with fantastic gulf view, Anderson slid- paved soon. $49,900.'
ing glass doors keep out road noise. $475,000 415 New Mexico Dr. 100'x158.33' completely
S' cleared and filled lot. City street is scheduled to be
VACANT LOTS AND LANDI paved soon. $49,900.
125 Hwy. 386 5 lot close to the beachsur-417 New Mexico Dr. 100'x158.33' completely
125 Hwy. 386- 75'x00' lby nice homes. Unit close t, the beachsur- cleared and filled lot. City street is scheduled to be
$69roun,900. by nice homes. Unit 11, Bk.5, Lot 18. paved soon. $49,900.
229 Nan Nook, Gr.. S ivision- Nice build- 104 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge Subdivision' -
ing lots only steps tonit 15 Bk. A Lot 8. 75'x220' residential lot in new subdivision. Only 2
$3 9. blocks to beach! Paved street. Subdivision covenants
231 Nan Nook Gr iSl ivision- Nice build- and restrictions with Architectural Control Committee.
ing lots only steps to Se trJ nit 15, Bik. A, Lot 9. Lot 22. $39,900.
$35,900. 106 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge Subdivision -
45, A -- dejt ktM" "t r t!r ch 75'x18' residentio t sbd division. Only 2
pao tt I~n i.b 5s 0," blocks to beach! P ca IaUbd in covenant
$34,900. and restrictions with Architectural Control Committee.
466 Pineda St. Affordable lot in 4th block from beach Lot 21. $39,900.
Port St. Joe Beach Unit 2, BIk. 22, Lot 7, 75'x150' 123 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge Subdivision -
$34,900. 75'x219.30 lot zoned for homes only. Completely
470 Pineda St. Affordable lot in 4th block from beach cleared, paved street, underground utilities. REDUCED
Port St. Joe Beach Unit 2, BIk. 22, Lot 5, 75'x150' $49,900.
$29,900. Or all 3, 454, 466, 470 Pineda St. Lots for 222 Magellan St. f P 49.5' lot in second
$84,900. block completely che fil.,wdd ry Only steps to
410 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' residential lot in nice beach! $59,900.
neighborhood on payed street. Zoned for homes only. 230 Magellan St. Partially cleared 75'x150' lot only
Unit 14, BIk. B, Lot 12. $49,900. steps to the Beach with easy access! In 2nd block, pos-
412 Colorado Dr. 100'x158.33' residential lot in nice sible Gulf View from 2 story home. $59,900.
neighborhood on paved street. Zoned far homes only. Hwy. 386 Large wooded lot near the beach. Approx.,
Unit 14, BIk. B, Lot 14. $49,900. 100'x240'. $71,000.
Nautilus Dr. Beautifully landscaped cleared lot with 50V aVI Jnitj. a t lJ p A sbtil lot
sewer taps available. 81k. A, Lot 13: $60,000. for t4 l llVe .lNTE,4 lane,
Nautilus Dr. Beautifully landscaped cleared lot with x171'x220'102'. $49,000.
sewer taps available. Bik. A, Lot 15. $60,000. 3 Acres ZONED GENERAL COMMERCIAL currently being
Sr used for mobile home park. 14 active sewer and water
properties.com taps. 24'x0' shop with electric. Excellent site far mini
beachproperties.comm warehouse, storage center, or other general commercial
I use! $295,000.00.


PubishJulL4,200 ACOMPETE ISTI GOFALLPRISAEA


I NEW LISTINGS


__


The enlistment gives the new Boer, a 1998 graduate of
soldier the option to learn a new Escambia High School in


1 -1


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Publish July 4, 002


-;MLSO








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


^L^^:D IJD U


RATES: Line ads: $3.50 for first 20 words, $2.00 for each
additional week, plus .5tr for each additional word per week.
Call 227-1278 to place \ours.
DEADLINE: TUESDAY AT 11:00 A.M. SHARP


AUCTION every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL at Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estatesl
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, 229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
100/ Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates & Liquidations
Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.






1996 VW Jetta GLS. 4 door. AT, AC,
Sunroof. 60,000 one-owner miles.
$5450. 960-4464. ltc7/4
1996 Ford Contour GL. very nice,
dependable vehicle. $3,500. Call 850-
639-3600. 4tc7/4

1995 Nissan Altima GXE. 4'door. AT,
jAC. One owner. 70,000 miles. $5950..
96p-4464. tc7/4
1991 Olds 88 Royale 4 door. AT, AC, V6.
Excellent condition. Dependable.
$1950. 960-4464. ltc7/4
1994 Lincoln Town Car, 74,000 miles,
$5,500. Call 229-6449. ltc7/4
1993 Ford Probe. Low miles. One owner.
AT, AC, excellent condition. $2950.
960-4464. ltc7/4

1970 Volkswagen.. Good Condition,
runs, $800. Call 229-8079. Itc6/20
2 El Camino Trucks, one runs, 1 for
parts, $1,000. Call 639-2367. 2tp7/4
1991 Acura Integra. 4 door, AT, AC,
Excellent Condition. $3450. 960-4464.
ltc7/4

1996 Honda Acco'rd LX. 4 door, AT, AC,
one owner, new condition. $7650. 960-
4464. 'tc7/4

1995 Mazda Millenia S, 4 door, leather,
AT, AC, one owner. New condition.
$7650. 960-4464. ltc7/4

1993 Mazda 6126 AT. AC. 4 door.'
'80,000 miles. Excellent condition.
$3250. 960-4464. ltc7/4
1993 Ford Escort station wagon, AT,
runs good, 1,000. Call 229-6752. 2tp6/27


1995 Kawasaki GPZ 1100 sport touring
bike. 2600 one-owner miles. $5500.
1960-4464; ltc7/4
1991 Chevy Silverado. reg. cab, long
S ed truck. 55.00' nilek. bed Liner. dia-
mond plate toolbox iand bed raps hfiber-
glass running boards, chrome grill
- guard, 350 engine. Great Condition,
$6,800 OBO. 15 ft. Barcone center
console boat, Eagle fish finder,
Minnkota trolling motor, ship to shore
radio, 50 hp Johnson engine, drive on
trailer, $1,950 OBO. 1993 Pontiac
Grand AM, auto, p.s., $3,200 or make
offer. Call 647-9397 or 647-2848. 2tpe/27
1997 Chevy Blazer LE, 4 door, AT, AC,
one owner. 2 wheel drive. New condi-
tion. Must See. $6950. 960-4464. Itc7/4
1989 Chevy pickup runs good, $2,500
firm. Call 647-2620 after 6:00 pm.ttf6/Ia
1992 Toyota Canmry V6, 4 door, AT, AC,
$3950. 960-4464. ltc7/4


1991 Yamaha 750 wave runner with
trailer, $1,600. Call 625-0311., Itc7/4.






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



BEACH STORAGE
Day: 227-7200 Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach
WILL BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICES









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

/ MINI-STORAGE \




5x 1 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A Week
"ASK ABOUT FREE MONTH'S RENT!


For Sale, 20 ft. x8 ft. Beam boat. Make
offer. Call 229-8959. 2tp6/27
Investor wanted for 33' all fiberglass
fully loaded diesel power fishing or
charter boat. Has reef permits and
charter permits, or sale for $30,000.
Permits separate. Call 227-9115. 2tc6/27
14' Flats Boat, 48 hp Johnson & trailer.
Excellent Condition, asking $1,800.
Call 229-8561. 3tp6/27








Croft Family

Childcare


Full Day Pre-K Program

Debbie Croft, CDA
229-7708
Safde, Healthy.
a, ,5 Learning Environment
SLoving, Fitmilyi
Atmosphlere
Nuritntijs Meals
and Snacks

Now Available:
One Opening
For Full Time
Pre-K Student







NOW ENROLLING White City
Christian Academy, K-4 thru 12th'
grade. 'For more information call 850-
827-2621. A ministry of education.
9tc7/4


GINA THE CLOWN IS BACK IN TOWN.
Magic, Face Painting & Balloons. Party'
Planning. Fun & Games. Call 227-6617.
8tp6/6







For Rent, RV Spaces, full hookup. Call
229-8959, leave message. 4tp6/27
Applications accepted for. Gulf View 3
bedroom, 2 bath, heated pool, fur-
nished/big screened micro. etc.,
$1,100. Call 647-9317. tfc6/27

Townhouse in Gulfaire 1 bedroom: 1
bath plus loft. All appliances includmiri
washer, dryer. Pool & tenrus court aail-
able July 15, $575. Call 648-8007 ... .:.'


3 bedroom, 2 bath central r arnd heal.
lots of storage 'buildings. L.,,ared at,
1305 Woodward Ave., Port St. Joe, $800'
-a month. Call 850-670-1403 fcti6 27


Furnished Beach Conrid,. Long term, 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath all new rinide
Great Gulf View. $800 month plus util-
ities. Call 647-2570. 2tp7/4


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

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


MOSS CREEK APTS.
126 Amy Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
(850) 639-2722
Available Now
1 Bedroom Handicap Accessable
* Central heat and air On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities


Voice/TTY Acess
- (352) 472-3952 rF-

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


ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS PORT ST.
JOE 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, $500
MONTH PLUS UTILITIES, AVAILABLE
OCT.-FEB., FULLY FURNISHED, CEN-
TRAL HEAT & AIR, WALK TO EVERY-
THING. 256-239-4843 AFTER 9:00 PM
CENTRAL OR ANYTIME WEEKENDS.
5tp6/20

Retail/Office Space for rent, 200 Reid
Ave. Call 227-9414. tfc6/13
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental units. Call ,
Crystal Sands Realty 648-4400. tfc6/6
Furnished and Unfurnished .Rentals,
St. Joe Beach, Mexico Beach and Gulf
Shores. (Beachfront, Gulfview and
Interior) Several Short and Long Term
from $400 to 1,400 per month. Arline
Realty, Inc. 850-647-2628. tfc6/6
Efficiency-type apartment in P.S.J.,
furnished, all utilities inc. Weekly,
Monthly rates. Call 639-3600. tfc6/6
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove & refrig.
cen. h&a. screen porch. carport & laun-
dry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apartment. stove &
refrig., washer/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm. house, 1 1/2
ba., inside laundry rm., ch&a, 'dish-
washer & stove, fully carpeted. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto heat & air,
washer/dryer hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment, washer/ dryer
li kuip 1 all 229-6777 after'7 PM. tfc6/6


Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3 BR
apart/duplexes/homes for rent in Mex.
Bch. Furn. & unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for more info.
tfc6/6

Large 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse,
unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-up.
$800 per month, $300 security deposit.
N. 36th Street, Mexico Beach.-Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals at 648-5449.,,..
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. tfc6/6

p p




1 set of bunk beds, solid wood, dark fin-
ish, with: mattresses, excellent condi-
tion, $100. Call 648-5346. ltc7/4
Used furniture for sale. Johnnie's
Trim Shop, 310 4th St., PSJ ltl:6.'6


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



.;: I .


Garage Sale, ONE DAY ONLY, 400
Colorado Drive, Mexico Beach, Sat.,
July 6, N7:00 till? Lots, of household-
items, linens, ladies clothes 14 and up,.
Wood Chipen, meat smoker. ltc7/4

Moving Sale, 224 Quail Ave., Howard
Creek, Fri. & Sat,,: July 5 & 6, 8:00 am'
till? ltc7/4:


,rUP
Af p


. Lady needed 1 to 2 days weekly., ,6-8
hours daily for house cleaning. Good
Pay! Call 229-6127. 3tc7/4
ATTENTION DRIVER TiRAINEES NO
EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Werner
needs entry-level driver. $700-$900'
weekly plus benefits for you anfd your
family!! This is a great career
opportunity For CDL Training Call 1-
877-214-3624. 4tc7/4
Driver: $1,000 sign-on bonus!
Airfreight, dedicated.. lots of it! 3 imme-
'diate interregional or OTR openings:
Company drivers or contractors.- Class
A CDL, 1 year OTR. 800-788-7357.
Apply online www.landair.com. ltc7/4
The City of Port St. Joe is accepting
'applications for the following posi-
tions in the Police Depaitment: (2)
Patrolman, $19,000/year. Application
and job description may be picked up
and returned to the Municipal Building;
305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Application period is
opened until positions filled. The City of
Port St. Joe enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. ltc7/4
Taking applications for Pest Control
Technician. Apply at 321 B. Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe. tfc7/4
Mexico Beach CDC will be holding
auditions for non-speaking parts in
our upcoming TV commercial. We are
seeking one athletic male and one ath-
letic female ages 16-30. You will be
.-filmed mostly from behind in beach
attire. There is no pay for participating
in the spot. Simply exposure and fun.
Auditions take place on Thursday, July
11, 2002 between the hours of 1-4 PM
CST at the Mexico Beach Civic Center
on 31st Street in Mexico Beach. 2tc6/27


Ground Maintenance Help Wanted.
Grass cutting, sprinkler systems and
basic lawn maintenance. Call 229-
2600.. 2tc6/27
Secretary/Bookkeeper, secretarial
skills, Microsoft XL, Mon.-Fri., 7:00-
4:00. For more information call 229-
7727. 2tp6/27
Bus' Drivers Needed Beginning
Monday, July 8, Gulf County Schools
will be offering a 40 hour school bus
training course for those interested in
part time or full time employment. Part
time employment consists of being a
substitute bus driver during the school
year. Possible full time positions as a
regular route driver may be available
beginning the fall of the 2002-2003
school year. Only those people who are
licensed by the Gulf County School
System will be .considered for these
positions. If interested please call the
transportation office at 2227-1744. ,os/:o
All survey personnel positions, salary
depending on experience 850-227-
7322, 406 Reid A' e. P,:-t SL. Joe. tfc6/6
Toucan's now hiring all positions.
Full & Part time; Call 850-648-4301
for interview. Ask for Paul. tfc6/6
Seeking Equipment Operators &
Truck Drivers. Applicants must have
valid FL drivers license. Apply at C.W.
Roberts Contracting, Inc., PO Box 188,
Hosford,.FL 32334. 850-379-8116. .,


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-
cheons, and occasional dinners.
Waitress includes bartending. Openings
are .,daytime hours with occasional
evening functions. Please submit appli-
cairons or resume to St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club, 700 Country Club Road.
Between 10:00 am & 5:00 pm. EOE. ..,.

Cook position '.available at St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club., Normal
working 'hours 8:15 am-3:15pm.
Occasional evenings. Rotating week-'
ends. Can work 5 or 6 days a week. Pay
negotiable. EOE. Apply at 700 Country
Club Road. : tfc6/6
Sp






Lost. 1 dii-ng mask 6 2 snorkels. Lost
at Baci\ % ish rCar Wa.sh under o'irp .
'Call 647-5427. ''tc7/4


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WATKINS PRODUCTS 850-639-2026
or on the Internet: www.richard-
watkinsman.com. 10tp6/27


New bed liner for a Dodge Pickup, short
wheel base, $50. Call 639-2367.2tp7/4
Miscellaneous Office Equipment, Copy
machine & stand, fax machine, type
writer, desks, chairs, filing cabinets.
Also stained glass pieces, Nordic Track
exercise machine, clothes steamer &
misc. stuff. St. Joe Beach. 647-3633.
2tc7/4
Jackson- Farms, U-Pick Tomatoes,
$5/5 ga' bucket. Bring own buckets!
Have-shelled peas and butter beans.
Open 7 days, week'- Days 850-592-
5579, evenings 850-592-2598, Grand
Ridge. 2tc6/27
31', jDutchmeri Travel Trailer, double
slide out, queen & bunk bedrooms, 1
year old. May be seen at Lot 27, Rustic
Sands Camp Ground, .Mexico Beach,
$18,000. Call 229-377-7007 for
appointment, to see. 3tc6/20
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Jobie Barfield 639-3600. tfc6/6.
Free "Non-Denominational" Eight
Lesson Bible Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a Christian & no-
thing plse! Send your name & address.
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL, 32465 or E-mail your
request to Wewachurch@outdrs.net ,r/o







For Sale By Owner, 1994 3 bedroom, 2
bath' doublewide. Excellent condition,
$26,000 OBO. Must be moved off lot.
Call 647-3248. tfc7/4
New 16x80 .Zone III, $27,995. Call
Vance at 7603-4266 499 down ltc. 4


2 bedroom coutliV home above ground
pool, 2 sheds, double carport, $65,000.
Call 827-29,57. ltc7/4,
New -,. 28x56 double ,'.ide. at cost,
$39,900. Call 763-4266. Itc7/4
' Land Home Packages 4 to choose from
some 0 don!l 3 '& 4 bedroom. Call
Vance at 763-4266. Itc7/4

.New 1400 sq..ft. home & land package,
$499 down as low as $549 per month!
E-Z Qualify, VA & FHA. Call Vance "at
763-4266. tc7/4
Self Employed Need A Home, No Need
to Prove Income! Call Vance at 763-
4266. ,- : Itc7/4
Go:',r cnt assisted Ihomes-. :all Vance
at ,"T 4266 Itc-. 4


Adorable persians kittens. Registered
first shots. Only 3 left. Call 229-8656
'tp7/4







FOR SALE BY OWNER St. Joe Beach
- Gulf, View 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
garage, Florida room, $250,000. Call
850-647-8085. By appointment or view
at http://www.forsalebyownernetwork.
.com. Search for ad id 15727. 2tc7/4

Property, Trailer & Lot for sale, 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, furnished, front screened
in deck.. Call 1-205-424-3082 or 647-
9128. 4tp7/4
REDUCED
FOR SALE BY OWNER, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, wall to wall carpet, new windows,
central heat & air, appliances, .large
screened back porch. Call 227-9722.
4tc7/4

1985 Remodeled 14x70 83 bedroom, 2,
'bath with build onr addition. Addition is
16 1/2x33 1/2 on 1/2 acre lot. Price
$39,500. Call 850-917-1746 in Panama
City, FL. 4tc7/4
Prime Home Site in WindMark Beach,
$397,000. Seller is FL. Real Estate
License. Call 904-556-4410. tfc7/4
Mexico Beach Wooded lot within easy
stroll to dedicated beach, zoned single
family residential. Approx. size
100'x158', $42,500. Call Don
Yarbrough at 648-4618, Coldwell
Banker, 769-8971. 4tc7/4
Port St. Joe 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2
story remodel, partially completed,
$59,900. Live in while you finish.
Charming features, close to business
district, zoned R-28, residential multi
family. Large 75x170' lot. Sold as is.
Don Yarbrough at 648-4618, Coldwell
Banker, 769-8971 4tc7/4

FOR SALE BY OWNER, Water Front 2
bedroom, 2 bath home with large deep-
water dock! 1.3 acres 147 ft. of water-
front on Wetappo Creek 1/8 mile from
Intercoastal Waterway 4 miles out of
Mexico Beach, $179,900. Possible
Owner Financing with substantial down
payment. Call 625-0311. ltc7/4
ST. JOE BEACH 2 blocks to beach -
3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage,
boat pad with water and electric, large
fenced yard. $235,000. Call 647-2504
Owner. tfc6/27


Gulf Front 120 ft. Cape San Blas, 3
bedroom, 2 bath, FEMA, all cedar siding
and decks, furnished. $489,000. Call
850-650-3847. tfc6/27


FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 bedroom, 2
bath home on Palm Blvd. On 3 lots in
class C flood zone, no flood insurance
required. 20x20 den, new carpet and
tile, fireplace, fenced back yard, with
storage shed, deep well, $175,000. Call
229-8122 Willie or 229-6343 home. ,7/4
For Sale By Owner, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
home in White City, 7245 Hwy. 71.
Large living area, large kitchen/dining
area with bar, on large lot with storage
building, utility room, 24' above ground
pool. Partially fenced front and back.
Call 827-2552 after 5:30 P.M. Asking
$80,000. tfc6/20
9129 Tulip, Beacon Hill, 1 or 2 devel-
oped lots.: Great Location, ready for
home or mobile home. 50x105 each,
$27,500. Call 1-228-467-1746.3tp6/20
Water Front 200' Intercoastal, Mexico
Beach- area 2 bedroom home, pier,
workshop, $179,000. Vacant lot with
power, $120,000. Anchor Realty, Joy
Holder, 1-800-458-7478. 4tc6/20
4.47 acres of land in Stone Mill Creek
on Astro Ct. Septic tank, well and
pump, ready to build on or for mobile
home. Will take -first, reasonable offer,
call 409-962-7878. 4tc6/13
HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER- 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 1 office, 1750 sq. ft., 1
1/2 years old, 3 blocks off Mexico
Beach, split floor plan, 2. car garage,
223 Kim Cove, call 648-2061. tfc6/6
MEXICO BEACH 3 bedroom, 2 full
* bath, huge living room with 11 ft. ceil-
ings, Italian tile, newly renovated, 2 1/2
blocks from beach. $139,000.00. Call
,850-648-9054. tfc6/6
MEXICO BEACH ST. JOE BEACH
Homes and Vacant Land. Ask fdr Joan
Lovelace. Your Beach Realtor. Mexico
Beach Harmon Realty; 648-5767. trce/e
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, tfc6/6

For Sale, 950+/- sq. ft. office building
downtown Port St. Joe. Formerly doc-
tor's office. Contact Russ at 229-9776
or 229-8211. tfc6/6

By Owner Brick Ranch .on 2 lots in
beautiful Port St. Joe. 4 or 5 bedroom, 2
.1/2 bath, living room with.fireplace,
separate dining room, breakfast area in
kitchen, double ovens and new dish-
*washer. Ceramic tile through much of
the home. Generous closet' and cabinet
space New large screen porch. Security
i.;T_,rn Sprinner s%.ytem wiith sballow.
well Large double gaijag'e in rear of
r-iome. Reduced to S1738,000. For'
appointment call 229-9449. 3tc6/20,
166 McGlon Drive Wewahitchka 2
bedroom, 1 bath mobile home on a
165'x50' lot. Part chain link & privacy
fence, 1 yr old. 12x24 utility shed 1 1/2
yrs. old. Close to schools, shopping
stores, banks, etc. $22,000. Call 648-
6582. tfc6/6
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. tfc6/6
1996 28x64 Jacobson Mobile Home on
75'xl50' lot just one block from beach.
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath with fire-
place and lots of extras. 211 Court
'Street, St. Joe Beach. Call 647-9416.
tfc6/6

MEXICO BEACH 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
1800 sq. ft. completely, custom renovat-
ed. Near Beach. $149,000. Call 850-
648-9054. tfc6/6
FOR SALE BY OWNER 38th Street,
Mexico, Beach. New Beach side
Tor7,.riome 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,
ceramic riek. Berber carpet, all. new
appliances. Gulf View, just steps to
beach and.City Pier. $195,000. Possible
owner financing. Call 850-229-7827 or
770-479-0331. tfc6/6
Home For Sale By Owner 3 bedroom,
2 bath, walking distance to beach, cen-
tral heat & air, breakfast bar, appli-
ances included, stone gas fire place,
patio, privacy fence, 2 1/2 car garage.
414 Arizona Drive, Mexico Beach,
$162,000. Call 648-5994. tfc7/4
9142 Starfish, Beacon Hill 2 or 4 lots
(100x215 total) 2 bedroom house, large
shed, excellent neighborhood, $85,000
or $125,000. Free big dish (hundreds of
free programs) or small dish satellite
systems with purchase. Call 1-850-229-
7749. 5tp5/30
1 full fenced acre home site in Howard
Creek, on corner of Murphy Road &
Blossom Hill Road. Septic tank with
pumping station from a 14'x28' insulat-
ed building with full bath and deep well.
Below market value. Call 850-647-
3949, 800-476-2984, or 850-944-0148.
tfc6/6







Need your.house cleaned? For further
information please call Julie Pippin at
'639-2124 or Nicki Little at 639-5619.
2tc7/4

House Cleaning will clean one time or
more. Call 827-2657. 8tc6/13


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near Bryant's Landing. For a house, lot,
or mobile home near beach. Call 648-
1003. 4tp6/13







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-146-CA
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF DELAWARE
F/K/A FIRST UNION HOME EQUITY BANK. N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PETER J. LARKIN; MARTHA A. LARKIN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER J. LARKIN:
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER J, LARKIN
(Re idence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following described property:
SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"
JA CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND LYING ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF MAIN STREET OF MEEKS LAKE
SUBDIVISION AND BEGINNING AT A CONCRETE
MONUMENT AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
TRACT, THE SAME BEING THESOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF A BLOCK OF LAND NOW BELONGING TO
MALCOME F. ROZIER AND WIFE, AND IN THE
EAST LINE OF MAIN STREET OF MEEKS LAKE
SUBDIVISION AND RUNNING SOUTH, A DISTANCE
OF 500 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE RUN SOUTH FOR 100 FEET: THENCE
RUN EAST FOR 278.18 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO,
THE DAVE HERRING WEST LINE: THENCE RUN
NORTH FOR 100 FEET; THENCE 'RUN WEST
278.18 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THIS BEING LOT NUMBER 6 OF THE
FOREHAND SUBDIVISION. THIS LOT OF LAND
LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 14; TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH; RANGE 10 WEST, GULF ,COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 410 TEXAS STREET, WEWAHITCHKA. FL
32465 '
has been filed against you and you are required to
ser e a .:up\ f, 1 oui written dlefense-. If anl. to t., on
M:arinrl ,C 'da'son PA Atiorn. l.)r Plaintiff,
"hc.se ad.lrei- I 1. ,'," iW ',TH STRECT SUITE
l.0 FT L.iL DEP.'.'LE FL 333'.-on or, .rti.eloreJuly 8.
2002. a date which Is within tnrrr., 131;I d, -, s iter the
first publication of this N.:.r.ie in THE STAR and file
the original with the Clerk o thi Counrt either .e'lre,
service on Plaintiffs attorney or Immre.iareL, there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the complaint.
In, accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 (ADA). disabled persons who, because of
their disabilities, need special accommodation to par-
ticipate In this proceeding should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 1000 6th Street. Port'St. Joe. FL
324`6 or Telepbor.e (850) 229-6113 prior to such
pm..: :.din:
.'TEES I .nhard and the seal of this Court this 5th
day of June. 2002.' .
Douglas C. Birmingham
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Tonya Knox, As Deputy Clerk
Publish: June 13. 20, 27 and July 4, 2002

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
SFOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO:02 10 CA


CHASE MANHATrAN BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERG-
ER TO CHASE BANK OF TEXAS. NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION F/K/A TEXAS COMMERCE BANK NA, AS
CUSTODIAN OR TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF
vs.
DAVID RUSSELL PORTIVENT A/K/A DAVID R.
PORTIVENT. IF LIVING. AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES.
GRANTEES. ASSIGNEES. LIENORS. CREDITORS.
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
DAVID RUSSELL PORTIVENT A/K/A DAVID R.
PORTIVENT; LISA S. PORTIVENT. IF LIVING; AND IF
DEAD. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,, HEIRS,.
DEVISEES. GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES. LIENORS.
CREDITORS. TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES '
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH. UNDER OR
AGAINST LISA S. PORTIVENT: JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June
6. 2002 entered in
Civil Case No.
02 10 CA of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit In and for GULF County, PORT ST. JOE,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at FRONT LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE at the
GULF County Courthouse located at 1000 5TH
STREET In PORT ST. JOE. Florida, at 11:00 a.m.,
EST on the 11 day of July, 2002 the following
described property as set forth In said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit: '
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER, SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH. RANGE 10
WEST, AND RUN S0022'E, 182.20 FEET FOR A
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE RUN-
NING SOO*22'E, 180 FEET; THENCE N89"48'W,
270 FEET; THENCE NOO*22'W, 180 FEET;
THENCE 889-48'E, 270 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, BEING PLOT 4 OF AREA vF". STONE
CREEK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT.
PARCEL TWO
BEGIN AT THE. NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH.
RANGE 10 WEST; THENCE RUN EAST 375.90
FEET, ALONG THE QUARTER SECTION LINE;
.THENCE RUN SOO022'E, 224.40 FEET, ALONG A
GRADED ROAD; THENCE RUN s893sW, 375.90
FEET; THENCE RUN N06O22'W., 226.70 FEET,
ALONG THE SECTION LINE, TO THE POINT OF
'BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH 1998 HOME OF MERIT PINE
MANOR 27X68, MOBILE HOME ID# FLHML2P723-'
18411AB
Dated this 13 day of June. 2002.
(CIRCUIT COURTSEAL). '.
/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk '
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy.Clerk
THE. LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A..
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF :
801 S. University Drive Sulte ,500
Plantation. FL 33324 .
(9p4)233-8000
01-82468 (ORI) ,
IN ACCORDANCE WiT-iH THE AMERICANS 'WITH
DISABILITIES ACT. per ons nh disabilities needing
a special accommodation should contact, COURT ,
ADMINISTRATION, at the GULF County Cburthous'e
at, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service
Publish June 27 & July 4

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND OF GULF COUNTY


GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA. INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS : Case No. 02-21-CA.
JOE PURSWELL A/K/A JOE PURSEWELL A/K/A
JOE M. PURSEWELL: LINDA PURSWELL A/K/A
LINDA PURSEWELL A/K/A LINDA C. PURSEWELL'
AND UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS. TENANTS, OWNERS
AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, Including. If a.
named defendant Is deceased, the personal represen-
tatives, 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 corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming
under any of the above named or. described defen-
dants
Defendants .
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the
Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Gulf County., Florida, described
as:
*LOTS 4 AND 5, LESS 7 FEET OFF THE EAST
SIDE OF LOT 5. BLOCK A, GAULDING'S ADDI-
TION TO HIGHLAND VIEW. ACCORDING TO
THE OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK THEREOF
ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT CLERK. GULF 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 July 11. 2002.
Dated this 6 day of June. 2002.
DOUG BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A.
Attorney at Law'
ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE
6255 East Fowler Avenue
Temple Terrace. FL 33617
Florida Bar #861472
813/980-6302
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special accommodation'to
participate In ,this Hearing should'contact the A.D.A
Coordinator nor r13'r [h.-r,n e- en (7) days prior to the
proceeding 'L u-.e fi.:nd i Relay Service at 1-800-
955-8770.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has
been mailed to Enrico G. Gonzalez. Esquire, 6255
East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617:
and Joe Purswell a/k/a Joe Pursewell a/k/a Joe M.
Pursewell and Linda Purswell a/k/a Linda Pursewell
a/k/a Linda C. Pursewell. 111 W. Rogers Street, Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456 this 7 day of June. 2002.
DOUG BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publish June 27 & July 4

NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County School Board
prop,-es to a.er.eIr and a.da p pr .lr':'.ie .,1 p. o.idled .10.
in eLI dmi tlLra.se Fro.:te ure .4 l-- r I-r La- ru rpi. .
cI bri ng lh a i d FoSll..ie- inrl. omp]ir r .: ulh' rii.nr.: ,
SFIute-: m .ndI S .re B.,ard :I' lEduC ,jlor F.ul-k
Summary: The following Is a brief description of each
proposal change. ,
Student Progression Plan,
Economic Impact: These proposals will result in r..:.
direct costs'assoclated with implementation. .
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT:
Time: 9:00' A.M.. E.T.
Date: Tus dav. Juiv 23. 2002


NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

(PLEASE READ CAREFULLY) ,


STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)

T The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an inten-
tive for the creation of local housing partnerships, to expand production of andpreserve affordable hous-
ing, and to increase housing related employment..
Gulf County .has been approved to receive funding under Florida's State Housing Initiative
Partnership Program (SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 2002 2003 in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to the
Florida Statute 420.9075(3)(b), the availability pf these funds must be advertised as follows:


,low;
STI


*;Fiscal year 2002 2003 (1 July 2002 30 June 2003).
* Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strjtegv/activity for each fiscal year are as fol-


R-ATEGY,/ACTIVITY


Housing Rehabilitation
Purchase A.sistance


FUNDS,
$15-,500
$ 153,000


INCOME SET ASIDE

' Very Low & Low Income
Very, Low, Low & Mloderate Income


I Do; n Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Ass.,ranc & Land Acqui:riirln I


Home Ownership Counseling : $4,500 Very Low, Low & Moderate Ificome
At a minimum, thirty (30%) percent of funds allocated for each strategy/activity i ill benefit the very low
and low income families,
The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:


FAMILY SIZE 1


2 3


5:


6. 7


Very Low Income 14,050 1:6,100 18,100 20,100 21,700 23,300 24,900 26,550:
Low Income -22,500 25,750 28,950 32,150 34,750 37,300 39,900 42,450
Moderate Income '33,720 38,640 43,440 48,240 52,080 55,920 59,760 63,720
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is $98,523 for
' Existing Homes and $106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PUR-
CHASE, REHABILITATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES! SHIP funds may be used to purchase
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved manufactured homes.
APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Purchase Assistance (Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance, and Land Acquisition)
shall be first qualified/first served for' those qualified for a residential loan from a partici-
pating lender. Owner-financing is not allowed as a means of financing. ONLY 60 APPLI-
CATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED COUNTY-WIDE.
Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.
ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:
Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on a criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
.(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of funds targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.

Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized consistent with the applicant selection cri-
teria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.
APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES (Down Payment Assistance,
Closing Cost and Land Acquisition) will be available beginning (8:00 A.M. (EST)/7:00 A.M. (CST) July
8, 2002 and continuing until 60 applications have been received county-wide.
APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION will be available beginning 8:00 A.M.
(EST) / 7:00 A.M. (CST) July 8, 2002 and ending July 19, 2002 at 5:00 P.M. (EST) / 4:00 P.M. (CST),
"NO EXCEPTIONS."
S* * *ON THE DATES INDICATED ABOVE, THE APPLICATIONS MAY BE
OBTAINED AT: The County Administration Building, Rooms 301 and 309, and in Wewahitchka
(Old Courthouse) at the County Extension Office.

DATE FOR THE LOTTERY OF REHABILITATIONS FUNDS WILL BE JULY 25, 2002 IN
THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM AT 4:00 P.M. (EST).
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.

5tc June 6, 13, 20, 27 and July 3, 2002


Frc:uarUBmLul ony eoaaoaourc ormesucesir E0cr


Place: Board Room. Gulf County School Board Office
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules can be Inspect-
ed during regular office hours at the Gulf County
School Board Office. 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the adoption Is
authorized and the law being implemented and Inter-
preted are made spe61fic.
The addition and changes are proposed by Sara Joe
Wooter, Director of Curriculum and Human
Resources and approved for consideration by Jerry E:
Kelly. Superintendent.
Amendments:
Student Progression Plan
Publish June 27 & July 4

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces receipt of an appli-
cation from Brad Causey, File No. 23-0174867-002-
DF, to recover pre-cut submerged timber from the
Apalachicola River beginning at Mile Marker 35.4
continuing to Mile Marker 15.4. The timber recover-
les will be conducted in Gulf County.
This application is being processed and is
available for public Inspection during normal busi-
ness hours. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the Northwest
District office at 160 Governmental Center,.
Pensacola. Florida 32501-5794.
July 4. 1p ,
B&A TOWING
4560 County Road 386
Port St. Joe, FL'32456
(850) 647-3031
NOTICE OF AUCTION
B&A Towing will be selling the following vehicle
on the 12th day of July, 2002 at 9:00 A.M. eastern
standard time. The sale will be held at 4560 C.R. 386
(Overstreet), Port St. Joe, FL 32456. We reserve the
right to refuse any and all bids.
Year Make Vin #
199Q Chevrolet 2GCEC19K661235809
1997 Hyundai .KMHJF24M1VU387794
Publish JULY 4, 2002:

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids' In duplicate will be received until
July 18. 2002. 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. at the Office of Gulf
County School Board, 150 Middle School Road. Port
Saint Joe. Florida at which time and place all bids
will be publicly opened and read aloud for:
COVERED WALKWAYS
WEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOL
JOB NO. 0209 "B"
The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materi-.
als and equipment; and shall be responsible for the,
entire completion of this project.
FiC.-r, A ,S BS n o .a', be i sepritel., .or
c :,nlp.Fi llel 1.3 c .oth rOJec rI l ri(h ,cp 1irae l r':ll: I.ir
e A,.n pr-;.:clt ..Ili i j Ireahdo .1- lor r'-,:i pru|?.:l
Flaii, l .-r, I:ri'i:, ica :.-s rand c.irr:, ,1lo umenil.
t3-, t.e inspe:.:r l al lie .llice of 1, .-A cu iit .:1 130
H-. 22 -'-i a[3hi.:h, a3 Florlon ar, ma be pr..:u-rea
by General contraci,,s up.o, *defp, tn orio'2 ,i:i per.
set for plan n d., .:pe.:ilia:.H.r, r. .. F;Efr.arj)AF.LE.
a niii -*:e.- ri:. ,er'I'rl,. ,: I ': or bid bond, for
not les, ihan '', I. c ".r r i. r : *r. r of d, must accom-
pany e I.: prop.:.- 1A
F rl'.:.r.,an--.' L,,r i ,: .r c a .3 I --I i bond; and
'* ,rlm n ":.',rr <',5,. I-, ,rr rlii- r.jr --: il be required


oif mhe successful bidder.
Right Is reserved to reject any and all proposals
and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of
thirty (30) days after date set for opening.
Jerry L. Kelley, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port Saint Joe, Florida
32456
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
PO Box 7
Wewahitchka, Florida
23465
Publish July 4 &11


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Medicare is encouraging men
to take charge of their health dur-
ing June 10-16, which is National
Men's Health Week. June is also
Prostate 'Cancer Prevention
Month. Each year, about 195,000
men will be diagnosed with
prostate cancer, and it Vrill claim
about 32,000 lives, according to
the American Cancer Society.
Statistics show that the majority
of prostate cancer cases occur in
men older than 50, and more
than 70 percent of these cases are
in men over. 65, "the usual
Medicare eligibility age.
The highest risk persons, for
reasons' that are still unknown,
are African-American' men. They
are significantly more likely than
white men to develop prostate
cancer and are twice as likely to'
die from it. Another contributing
factor is having one or more close
relatives with prostate cancer,
which increases a man's risk of
developing the disease.
Prostate cancer can usually
be detected in its early stages by
having a prostate-specific antigen
(PSA) blood test and a digital rec-
tal exam ,(DRE). Medicare covers
all men with Medicare, age 50 and
older, for a digital rectal exam arid
a prostate specific antigen test
once every 12 months. Men with
original Medicare will generally
pay 20 percent of the Medicare-
approved amount for the ,DRE
after the yearly 9100 Part B
deductible has been met. For the


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet.Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, in the Gulf Cour
Commission Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and possibly act upon the following:
1. Approve Minutes June 18, 2002
2. Final Plat Approval Hammock By The Bay Jimmy Hambrick Parcel ID #6261-000R
3. 'Final Plat Approval Taunton Farms David Taunton Parcel ID #1359-001R ,
4. Final Plat.Approval Emerald Pearl Beach H.H. Wang Parcel ID #6316-0OOR
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Bay Pines Subdivision Tapper & Company Parcel ID #6248-050R
6. Variance Gary Smith Road Setback -'Lot 1 Parcel ID #3901 -001 R .
7: Variance Gary Smith Road Setback Lot 2 Parcel ID #3901-001 R,
8. Small Scale Land Use Change -. Lester & Harringlon 9.58 Acres Agricultural to Residential Parcel ID #1508-050R
9. Public Hearing Septic setback policy for 'environmental sensitive areas-
10. Public Hearing Pre-construction structure setback policy
11. St. Joe Company WindMark DRI
12. Comprehensive Plan text and map revisions submittal review
13. Staff
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be obtained ,from the
Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944. July ltc


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or Part B deductible.
Early detection and treatment
is the best defense against
prostate cancer. Medicare encour-
ages all men with Medicare to,
take advantage of the preventive
benefit and get the tests each
year. .
To find a doctor or health care.
professional who can give a"
Medicare-paid ,screening test, call.
1-800-MEDICARE, (TTY/TDD 1-
877-486-2048) or visit the
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180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671,

Bailey's Equipment
Snapper Lawn Mowers
4 Wheelers
Small"Engine Repair
19872 SR 20 W., Blountstown, FL
850-674-4256


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone Mobile
850 850
229-8651 227-8024
ARadioShack
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COSTIN'S Reg. Stated Commuication
Bookkeeping Service 1st & 3rd Thursday of each
Tax Returns A Specialty '- G mo., 8:00 .pm., 1 Masonic
200 Reid Ave., Port St. ,Joe Hall, 214 Reid Ave. Tommy
(850) 229-8581 Davis, W.M. Bill Jordon, Sec.
M ARY IAY J. C. Enterprises 202ReidAvenue3
M ARYPort St. Joe, F. 32456
850-227-9414 I
MARGARET PRESSWOOD Fax 229-6041
Independent Beauty Consultant
58 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL .
1-800-659-0641 RadioShacke
Authorized Sales Center
Locally
Owned CLOCKREPAIR
k o k Old or New AnniversaryClocks,
(J .' Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
^ ,^ Residential 648-5165
Commercial
Termite & Pest Controlall Engine
STermite Treatments Restaurant Motel
Flea Control SCondominiums l Engine
Household Pest Control New Treatment/, RP
Real Estate (WOO) Reports Construction Sites
Speciaolizing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED R P R
PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL 0
Serving the Entire Area 40 years experience,,
Free Estimates & Inspections
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products Jobie Barfield
321eiv S t. 639-3600


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24 Hour Water Extraction Flood Restoration Specialist Water Analysis*
Fire/Smoke Restoration IGCRC Certified Technicians a' "Chemicals
Residenfial/Commercial Cleaning Mold and Mildew Part Toys Liquid
Remediation Sewage Backflow Free Estimates hlArriine Soon: Abo
Disinfectant/Deodorizer Stain protection Available Ground Pools
1 -.I ,. f 408 G:rrison Ave. % Port St. Joe, FL
S_.ia l, INSPECTION (across from post office
-.ES-,T LEANION 229-POOL (7665)


STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA R ESIDElL
LICENSED INSURED hIooIs ME lAL
1!-888-830"-9263 Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience
850-647-8963 U 850-227-6131
Ucensed Irnsured ICPO 32-930151


Business and Personal. Payroll Preparation
Financial and Estate Planning Bookkeeping Service
FRANK J. SEIFERT
Accounting and Income Tax Service


Telephone
Office (850) 229-9292
Home (850) 648-591.9


509 Fourth Street
P. O. Box 602
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


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O. THE J. LESTER
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A Financial Scrlice Institution:
Residential Vacant Land Commercial Appraisa1s
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTJBER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration '-'' r
S State Certified Residential Appraiser
LicenselfRD-0001087
Broker License#BK53211,
"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, o rnkli Bay, asthun, Liberty, &.
Jackson Comuitics Specialty. Assignments-State Wide


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'Residential & Commercial
Free Estimates Will Beat Any Price
647-2522
S147 Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach, FL


Service
(850) 648-8492
TRACTOR WORK
Bushiog, Move; and
Level Dirt
Call 229-6326


1 Grass
c 0
-- Cutting
227-9103


TJ's Bulldozer
| and
Land Clearing


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Cellular: (859) 832-3277
13tc4/11 J


FREE ESTIMATES
Telephone: (850) 639-6284


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850-647-2689
850-899-0913 (Cell)


BUSH HOGGING
$ i35 Hour
Larry 648-6652


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NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET 'PORT ST. JOE
227-21 12
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k Landscape design & implementation, wells & irrigation k
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Office: 850-229-6018
Fax:. 850-229-8976
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Excavating Land Clearing Fill Dirt Port-O-Let Rentals
Crushed Oyster Shells Mushroom Compost and Sand -
Complete Septic Service! .r
Installation Pump-Out Repair ,

Free Estimates Established 1991
TLC Lawn Service
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Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


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Power Washing & Painting
Homes
Drive Ways
Etcetera

850-674-7501


Terry Enterprise
Painting & Pressure
Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link &
Wood Privacy Fence


Business
&
Residential


Licensed
&
Insured


850-674-4576
850-643-6142 Mobile
Paul Fary


Paint Contl acting
& Pressure Washing
Residential Commercial
Interior &',Exterior
Free .Estimates Licensed & Insured Quality Work Guaranteed
(850) 647-6133 (850) 227-4585 Cell


( CRAFT CLEAN SERVICE, INC.
Commercial/Residential
4 Pressure Washing Rust Stain Removal
4 Water Sand Blasting 4 Palm Thees trimmed
4 Mildew Removal 4 Licensed & Insured
q Aerial Bucket Truck 40 ft. capabilities
Call for 85 -2o- 8o"
.Information & Rates 8O0-229-o98


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


Rodney Hall
Roofing- Inc.


RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSED & INSURED

S &'L Painting

S 229 8036 Scott Burkett

827-2657 227-5952CeI

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ANY HOUSE

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Port St. Joe, FL'
License #RC0067081;


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Phone (850) 229-6859


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* Residential *Custom,Wood
* Commercial *Indutr;al
A, & ,R Fence
Fencing amnd Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Eimaie.-
EiNi59',i 5646 (850) 647-4047


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.' op Quality Products
RAYMOND WILKERSON
647-9214


ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


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


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.
850-229-8416r
RA0043378 ER0007623


* GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON ALL BRANDS
.INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
.648-5474 'FLUCENSE ER0010992, RA1154218.
Licensed Insured

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

Coastal Service
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL HEATING & COOLING
ICE MACHINES.,
Dealer for Frigidaire FRIGIDAIRE
Heating and Cooling Systems A Wole -Kw NraUd t1muEMa.r
6 Years Parts 'and Labor Warranty
RA0066562
229-6805 or 227-5373


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10 Year Parts & Lal
GERALD BYRD, Owr


SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS
SERVICE AGREEMENTS
MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES
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Mobile Home &, RV Parts
Available 7 days a week
(850) 648-6484
Also NASCAR Sport Cards
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
oh,: oia r r:.;i epe,<'en,:ed ,.hir,'.her
827-2550 ask for Dusty
Free Emimates "No lobl Too Smill
30 1 car, E pericrne
D& C DrywaU
and Small Cotstruction
St Joe Beac,:h, FL
P.I 850-64-'-8052 CeU: 850-899-3203


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF006o770
PLUMBING REPAIRS
Larm w orSmnall, I; Do Tnhe. All -
No lob Too Lari or Toi Small


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Ne% ConsutrcuIon or Renotaton
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lc< a RG00666S-l


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


MhxOlim


Seamless Gutters

6" Seamless Gutters = 43 Colors
Aluminum = Copper
'Galvalume 24 & 26 Gauge

850-227-4956
850-229-2769


341 Bay Street,
Port St. Joe


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PROJECTS UNLIMITED
FREE ESTIMATES 850-647-3612


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Stormpanels & Wooden Styles
Retractable Awnings
Built To Order
Installed By Professionals'


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Top Quality Hurricane Shutters


227-9200


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PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS .SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
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^ REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
'Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199

Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION *, REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
'RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220, RGOO051008, EROO11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


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

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Screen Rooms =

SReplacement Windows =
Vinyl Siding =

Warranty Plus =

227-3628


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