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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: September 19, 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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HURRICANE TAB
INSIDE THIS WEEK


Blevins joins gar-
den club
Photo & story pg. 9A
Rish on FHSAA Board
Photo & story pg..IOA
PSJ City Mtg Pg. 6A
Art & WineFest Pg. 14A
Sports Pg. 70-12A.
Wax Myrtle info Pg. 5A
Obituaries Pg. 8B
School News Pg. 38
Police Reports Pg. 6B
Worship Choices .Pg. 2B


Bense In


Line for


Speaker

Sby Tim Croft
It required more than three:
years of Hard work for Rep. Allan
Bense, R-Panama City, to put
himself within reach of the Speak-
er's chair in the Florida House, of
Representatives.
It took him just a few days
last week to secure: a chance to
take a seat in that chair in a few
years.
.' Barnrig unforeseen, and cur-
rently unimaginable, circum-
stances Bense, who with this


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Groundbreaking for Jobs



St. Joe Commercial Celebrates Opening of St. Joe Commerce Park Tuesday


"Florida's Great Northwest is
about a four-letter word--
JOBS.... today we're getting
ready," said Al Cook, head of the
Northwest Florida Development
Group, just, prior to the official
ground breaking of St. Joe
Commerce Park.
This 78-acre development was
the center of attention Tuesday as
approximately 175 people gath-
ered to celebrate, its official
groundbreaking and hear aboutit
.company plans.
Frank Herring, president',of,
St. Joe Commercial, introduced,
the Thompson family, owners of
Red Line Equipment. as the first
tenants of the commerce park.
"They're going to be our trail
blazers," Herring stated.
During a follow-up interview,
Herring noted that the company,
was talking with two or three
additional prospective tenants for
the commerce park. and was hop-
ing to have even more "good news"
as,those talks progressed.
Red Line owner, C.W.
Thompson. said his company
plans on opening their operations
around the first of the year, bring-
ing 10 jobs to the area. The corl-
pany specializes in leasing
portable metal storage containers.


. -. '. .- ,* : ., .a a -.' "
Members of the community gathered Tpesday morning to help
Commerce Park.
St. Joe Commerce Park is 98 just off Industrial Drive. The
located one mile east of Highway development concepts will focus.


St. Joe Commercial to officially break ground for the new 78-acre


. on building trades businesses
such as landscaping, plumbing,


(See COMMERCE on Page 8A)


Lighthouse Quarters Get


$$ Boost


NWIFConftrib.ution Jumpstarts Historical Society Renouation Plans atSite.


Rep. Allan Bense'
year's redistricting now repre
sents Gulf County an
Apalachicola. will be Speaker o
the Florida House for the 2005
2006 legislative sessions.
After the governor, the Speak-
er of the House and Senate Presi
dent are considered the two mos
'powerful jobs in Florida govern
ment.
The honor is a culmination
intensive work over several years
and just another feather in th
cap of a man who has defied th
odds for much of his life.
"I always wanted to be'
leader," Bense said by.phone fror
'Little Havana in Miami where h
was pressing' flesh and working
on fall campaigns. -'vebeen suc
cessful in my life. This was,
guess, a way for me to thank th
people of Florida for being suc
cessful in my life.
"I never would have believe
growing up in Bayou George tha
I would one day have a chance t
. be, Speaker of the House. I'r
humbled, but I'm not there, yet.'
Bense, for all intents and pui
poses, cinched that opportunity
last Tuesday night.
Bense, Who was unoppose
for re-election in his district. ha
a stake in some 32 House race
around the state. '
Some had incumbents rur
n ing, others were open due t
term limits and .other factors.
Coming into the night, Bens
had pledges from 34 Republica
House members to vote for hir
when time came for selecting
Speaker-designate for 2005
2006.
His GOP opponent for thr
honor was Rep. Gaston Canten
of Miami.
Essentially, both men ha
supporters vying for the 32 Hous
seats up for grabs last Tuesday.
The two had spent the sun
mer stumping and provtdin
logistical help for their respecting
candidates.
"I knocked on doors wit
them all summer, long," Bens,
said. "I picked people who wer
(See BENSE on Page 2


by Tim Croft
Casting a light on history is
the underlying precept driving the
St. Joseph Historical Society's
proposal to renovate the light-
house and keepers' quarters on
Cape San Bias.
This could be an illuminating
week for the project.
Monday, the Society got a
boost from the Northwest Florida
d Improvement Foundation in the
)f form of two grants.
5- And this week the state's
Commission on Historical Preser-
- ovation will review and rank the
i- project for possible state funding
t. next summer.
- First, for the money in the
bank.
of The NVWFIF on Monday pro-
s, vided a S10,000 grant to the St.
e Joseph Historical Society for use
ie in the renovations to the second.
or in simple terms the more dilap-
a idated. of the two keepers' quar-
n ters on the lighthouse property.
e The total cost of moving the
g second keepers' quarters a few
- yards, putting it on pilings. stabi-
I lizing it and putting a roof on it is
le estimated at roughly $50,000.
C- In addition -to the $10,000 it
received Monday, the Historical.
d Society has received $3,000 from
It the Miller Charitable Foundation
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and $7,500 from the county:
Tourist Development Council in
addition to its own S5.000 contri-
bution.
"This will be a tremendous'
boost." said the Historical Soci-
ety's Charlotte Pierce of the
NWFIF grant.
"I. think it will be very work-
able (to do the work on the second
keepers' quarters). People like
lighthouses ... the history ... and
it will be a wonderful tool for edu-
cation." ;
In addition to its initial
S10.000 grant. the .NWFIF is also.
pledging to match any funds the
Histoncal Society can raise. up to.
S20.000. between nodw and Janu-
ary 2003.
"This can be a real communi-
ty builder." said NWFIF executive
' director Pam Selton of the light-
house project. "The goal is a cen-
ter that will bring history to life,
and there is an educational com-
ponent. ,
'There are truly few historical
sites remaining in Port St. Joe.
: I'm excited about their energy and
what they are (undertaking)."
The two.grants from NWFIF
were key to getting. the, second.
keepers' quarters, which is. to be
'charitable. showing every bit of its
85 years, on a more firm founda-,


'tion. .
.."The reason for the short win-
dow is we'd like to see it happen
because the building needs help,".
Selton said.
Betty McNeill. while receiving
a check Monday from Britt
Greene, president of the NWFIF
Board of Trustees, said, "'We had
to take advantage of this opportu-
nity now because if we don't this
(the keepers' quarters) will be
gone. This will really give the pro-
ject a boost. I hope."
The state could significantly
propel the project forward, begin-
:ning this week.
Pierce and others traveled to
Tallahassee on Tuesday for a pre-.
sentation of the project to the,
Commission for Histoncal Preser-
vation.
The pot o' gold is a S350.000
grant to transform the lighthouse
and two keepers' quarters into a
park and museum complex with
an educational center.
The framework for the project
would have the county which
*has provided the Historical Soci-
ety a S35.000 acquisition grant -
leasing the land from the U.S. Air-
Force and turning around and
sub-leasing the property to the St.
Joseph Historical Society.
The Historical Society will


Britt Greeneof the NWFIF hands a $10,000 check to Betty McNeill of the St. Joseph Historical Soci-
ety. The grant will help restore a keepers' quarters at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.


take to the state Commission for.
Historic Preservation letters, of
support for the project from state
Reps. Bev Kilmer. Allan Bense
and Will Kendrick, as well as state
Sen. Al Lawson and Congressman
Allen Boyd.
"We have a number of letters
of support from local entities also
and from the Florida. Lighthouse
,Association," Pierce' added.
The Flonda Commission for
Historic Preservation will rank
projects around the state on
Thursday.
That ranking-will give the His-
torical Society a pretty clear pic-


Gulf Commis

"Little" Char

Gulf County commissioners
;held their final budget hearings
Tuesday afternoon and once all
the dust had settled made almost
no changes to millage rates.
Commission chairman Car-
men McLemore started the meet-
ing saying he felt the board
wanted to "trim down" the budget
some, but when the work was fin-
ished only $48,308 'had been
approved for removal from the'
,$7.164 million budget.. This
resulted 'in a village reduction
from 6.5750 to 6.5286 mills and a
tax increase to ad valorem tax
payers o.fjust under 13%.
Most of the meeting was spent
,with commissioners searching for
areas to cut the budget:.
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. outlined his plan to cut 1/3
mill or $365,782 from the budget,
but as the board reviewed the line
items very few of his recommen-
dations were voted on and
approved by the board.
The only items of significant
reduction were $10,000 from the
sheriffs budget, $5,000 from the
extension service, $10,000 from
professional services, $5,000 from
county attorney, $2,500 each
from EDC and Chamber 'of
Commerce,. and $11,308 from-
Gulf County Health Department.
At one point the board
approved cuts of $20,000 from
the Chamber of Commerce budget
and $10,000 from the EDC bud-
get following a recommendation
from Comm. Carl Fox. The board,
came back later in the meeting
and reversed both of those deci-
sions.
McLemore called for a


ture on. its chances for funding
during the legislative session
early next year.
The project list will be funded
to about S12 million, Pierce said.
though there are no guarantees
until the Legislature passes' a
budget.
Provided the Historical Soci-
ety receives its grant, -work could
begin as early as next summer on
the park/museum project.
"We, hope that the NWFIF
grant and matching grant will act
as a catalyst for this historic ini-
(See LIGHTHOUSE on Page 5AV


vision Makes


ige to Budget
$50,000 cut to the sheriffs, bud-
get at another juncture during the
meeting. That motion failed by a
3-2 vote after Gulf County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen said he discov-
ered a way to cut his budget by
$300,000 through a plan to turn
the operation of the jail over to the
commissioners.


Several residents again spoke
out in request of some amount of
relief and Peters again made a
motion to reduce the millage rate
by 1.3 mill just before the final
budget vote. Peters' motion failed
3-2 with Comm. Jerry Barnes also
'voting for the cut.
When the final vote for the
budget was taken Peters voted
against the proposed rates and
budget.
County Budget Growing
This year's tax increase will
amount to an increase of just shy
of $1 million of new money in the
county budget. Last year's budget
was $6.199 million compared to
$7.164 million this year.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
alluded to the closure of the mill
and the impact it has had on the
county budget since 1998, but
since that time- the budget has
actually grown over $2 million. In
fact, the 1996-97 budget was
$4.509 million compared to
$7.164 million for this year's bud-
'get. This is an increase of ad val-
orem tax revenues of $2.655
million (a 58% increase) over the
past six years, $1.682 million (or
30%) of which has occurred over
the past three years. This is
approximately six times the cur-,
rent rate of inflation.


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The Star

Q1 Q -PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2002


EDITORIALOMMENTARYHunker Down With Kes by Kesley Colbert
COLUMN


Making 'em Count!


Here We Go




Again

Here We Go Again
It was just a few years ago that Florida received way more
than its share of criticism for the way we dealt with elec-
tions.
Because of the systems used to cast votes in some areas'
of the state, particularly piinch cards, some of the ballots
drew question as to what the intent of the .voter really was.,
We were arguing about dimples, hanging chads and over .
votes as the destiny of the country's new president weighed
in the balance.
How could we ever forget the famous "butterfly ballots" of
Palm Beach .... .kind of sounds like the title of a Broadway
play, doesn't it?
Most of those problems took place down in the southern
portion of the state. This year the focus has shifted .to,
Miami-Dade County and problems with those new hi-tech
touchscreen terminals.
Democratic candidates in the Florida. Governor's
race-Bill McBride and Janet Reno-have been squaring off
since last week's close election trying to decide who the real
winner is. ,
I'm not' too gosh awfully surprised to discover that the!
biggest.portion of these problems occurred in an area of the
state that is Janet Reno's strong hold either, I might add.
As it turns out the problem was ,not so much with the
voting equipment, but rather that poll workers were" not,
trained well enough in, how to operate the new machines.
One .daily newspaper report said workers were, "over-
whelmed". It f went on to say that some of the poll workers
could not figure out where to sign the sheet showing they
had taken the course.
The good news is, all of the information does appear to
be recorded on the new machines and the state races sure-
ly got certified by the Wednesday deadline.
Now, I don't write all of this to place too much emphasis
on what happened down in south Florida this election- day.
We're 'all embarrassed enough to make national headlines
', again on this issue. .
I want to talk about Gulf County a little bit. Most of you
probably already know Gulf also got all new election equip-
ment after the 2000 elections took place. Not only did we get
the new machines but Gulf County Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin made sure we got them early enough to.become
very familiar with the new system before they actually had
to go into service.
Linda 'not only went through extra efforts to train poll
workers, she also went out of the way to make sure the cit-
izens of the county had an opportunity to get a look at the
machines. and understood how they were going to work.
Linda selected a system that is backed up by a paper ballot,
so if all else fails another machine can be .used to count
votes or they could be counted, by hand if necessary.
Come to think of it, I don't believe any of the counties in
this part of the state had a problem with returns during the
election. Maybe at some point in time area supervisors of
elections could help our friends and fellow Floridians down
south by holding a workshop or two on organizing an elec-
tion?


I don't know .what's going on
with the voting in South
Florida....but I suspect, it has
something to do with Mrs. Belle
Alexander's third grade reading
class.


Miss Belle somehow "ranked
us' by about the second day of
school. She called Pam Collins.
LaRenda Bradfield. Diana Moms
and four or five other "brains" up
to this little circle of chairs in the
front of the room as her number
one reading group; They discussed
it for about five seconds and called
themselves the Blue Bird Readers.
She then called Phil Cook, Betsy
Dinwiddie, Charlotte, Melton,
Ruth Ann, Wiley and a few more of
the middle of the readers up front.


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They huddled for half a second or
so and announced they were the
Red Bird Reading Group.
Folks. there wasn't nobody left
except me. Buddy Wiggleton, Ricky
Hale. Edna Earl Henshaw, Gary
Gene Watson and Yogi Brewer. And
Gary Gene was two or three years
older than the rest of us. It had
just taken him to the third grade to
back up to us! .
Miss .Belle beckoned forward
"the others" and asked us to pick
out a name. "I don't waht to .be


Students, parents and community
members gather around the flag pole at
Port St. Joe High School Wednesday morn-
ing, Sept. 18, for a See You at the Pole
rally. The event is a part of a nation-wide
observance. The event was organized sever-
al years ago by students in another state
who wanted to pray for their schools, and
quickly became a national movement.


called by no bird or no color" Gary
Gene had been around long
enough to just speak right up.
Nobody said anything else for a
while.
Miss Belle filled in the silence
with the talk about having this
name for the whole school year
and that if we read good and
worked hard at it we could be
moved up to the Red Bird Group.
Apparently she didn't hold out
much hope of any of us attaining
to the Blue Bird level....
We were all thinking as hard
as we could. I couldn't come up
with anything that I thought was
"passable fair" as a good moniker.
"Let's name, ourselves after a
baseball team." Ricky near 'bout
shouted it out he was so proud of
himself. "We could be the Giants or
the Dodgers!"
"I' ain't gonna be called,, a
giant." Edna Earl, did border on
big. And looking back on' it now I
reckon she was a mite sensitive on
the subject. "And. I ain't gonna
dodge nothing!"' She grew up back
where Shannon Creek started on
its winding path down toward Mt.
Zion Church. Folks back up in
there didn't walk around much of
anything!
My heart sank. I kinda liked
the baseball team idea.
"How, about a president. We
could' call ourselves the George
Washington's. Or the Thomas
Jefferson's. Or that other- guy
whose head 'we cut out in
February. You know, the one with
the beard!" Buddy had named all
the presidents he knew.
"Well, class, let's vote." I could
tell Miss Belle was ready to get on
with it, "Everyone that would like
to be named after a baseball team
raise their hand."
Nobody's hand went up. We
might have been a little slow in
reading-rbut we' weren't stupid
Edna Earl was the biggest person
in the circle. By far! I wanted
Almighty powerful to raise my
hand but I got to thinking about
that' whfupping she rould-give me
at recess..... '; w" ~-' *'"-
Miss BIlel hones in on Rick.
"Ricky, didn't you suggest that
.baseball theme? And now you're
not voting for it?"
'Rick looked about as uncom-
fortable as you can'get in only the
third grade. He turned red around
the neck. He studied ardently on
the oak plank that ran beneath his
chair. He cleared his throat, twice,
and whispered, "I changed my
mind"
This voting thing could be a lot
tougher than it looks.
Miss Belle, undaunted, asked
for a show of hands on all that
wanted to be named after a presil-
dent. ..
Nobody's hand' went up.
I was thinking about' the toad
frog that Buddy had brought to
school and had tucked away in his
lunch sack. We could call our-
selves the "striped back horny toad
frogs of Carroll County". .1 was
about to suggest, that when the
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Be care fl what you wish fo.. I wasn't-and owned a boat!


FOR THE FIRST time in 45
years, I am without a boat and
motor. I know, it is almost oblig-
atory that 'a fellow keep a rig on
display in his yard, with all this
fishing territory around, but I
am without!
,In past years, I have done my
part. But 'I am no longer physi-
cally able to go fishing and I had
an opportunity to sell out, so 1
did!
.,1 ,realized my' obligation,
early on; in, the mid-50s, as a
matter of fact.
I 'bought 'my first outboard
motor, a' 7-1/2 horse Mercury,.
from' the now defunct Gulf,
Hardware, which used .to be
located between the laundiomat
on Reid Avenue and the 'old
restaurant building. I paid the
princely sum of $200 for inmy
motor. It' costs about' $3,500
now.. -,
I kept that old motor until I.
started acquiring boats.

THE FIRST BOAT I bought


wasa 12 foot "speed boat" that
had been home-made several,'.
years prior, It was third or fourth
hand and was owned and being
repaired by John T.') Simpson,
the former scoutmaster who-
'kept a full woodworking shop for
Shis scouts to piddle around in.
'I went 'fishing about every
Saturday afternoon, in those
days .My fishing buddy was the
city clerk, Woodrow Henderson.
We went' fishing about as
regular as it became' Saturday at
the end of the Week. I worked
right up until time to go fishing,
in those days, as did Woodrow.
The city hall was open on
Saturday mornings then.


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey -


If it waIs raining, we justified
our going by surmising that the
sun was shining up on the river.
Wead fish until dark; .or, if I
had to get home early, I would
simply toss the bait overboard.
IT SEEMS AS IF THE better
equipped I, became to go fishing,
the more I slacked off:
.I bought a Crosby "Sea Sled"
with a 35 horse Buccaneer motor
hanging on the rear, from Brady
Wells. Brady had come to town
. .to manage the now-defunct
SJitney Jungle supermarket, and
bought the rig new. Then the
market folded, Brady had to sell
his boat and motor, and leave


town.
That motor was the hardest,
one to crank you ever saw.
Motors had just begun to have
self-starters on them at the time
and this one was still (or
attempted to crank) with a pull-
cord. i
I'd pull on that cord until my-
eyes were :crossed aand maybe it
would- crank and. maybe it
wouldn't. '
I kept that boat until the
outer skin started leaking and
'the boat became waterlogged.
Then I bought my first new
.boat-a 14-foot skiff with a
pointed, bow. My kids all got
.together and bought me a 25-
horse Evini-ude, complete with
an electric starter! I was now
well equipped to go fishing!
One week, one of my sons
borrowed the rig and one night,
while it was parked' in his front
yard, someone stole my prized
electric start 'motor!
They left the' boat, however.
I was almost back to square


one in the fishing equipment
department'. What good was a.
boat, without a motor?:

. IN A FEW MONTHS I found
another boat, motor and trailer:
:,rig for sale in an estate sale. My
mother-in-law, who'was staying
with us:at the time, bought it for
me.
I now had a full rig with
steering on it.
I was upgrading my equip-
ment and had cut my fishing
trips back to "occasional" forays.
I went fishing "maybe a half
dozen times in that rig--pointing
out my intense need for a fishing
boat and motor.
Finally, my grandsons bor-
'rowed the rig:and removed temp-
tation from me. They even kept
the rig at their home and per-
formed the maintenance, on it.
It wasn't even "my boat"
when it came time to renew the
necessary fees and licenses.

THEN, JUST RECENTLY, a


son-in-law approached me and
asked me if I would consider
selling the rig. if my. grandL
sons weren't using it.
I thought about it for a week
and finally reached the decision
to just get out of the fishing
business since I wasn't going
anymore and had no prospects
of starting again.
So, I no longer have a fishing
boat..
You know the definition of a
fishing boat, don't you?
It's a hole in the water to
pour money through 4
For 45 years I have sought
the ultimate in boats and
motors, only to finally find iti
and when I found it, I quit going
fishing.
I went a couple of times ir
the last couple of years, but I
took all the work out of it and
bought trips on Chuck Guilford's
"Charisma".


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Gulf Runs "Smooth" Polling


'Locations Across County
A- -0 Conty'


by Tim Croft ',
To those national commenta-
itors and' pundits who giddily joke
about Florld.a's inability to get
even a high school student gov-
ernment election right, the poll.
workers here in Gulf County have
just a word.
Bunk.
Pointing. fingers 'down south,
where in Broward and Dade
counties the: election was little
more than 2000 redux, s all fine
and dandy, but keep Gulf County
out of the crosshairss.
"I dori't like behig penalized
for something where somewhere
* else they weren't prepared," said
Janice Forehand, a clerk at
Precinct 1 in Wewahitchka. "All
Gulf County ran smooth, every-
where."
Amelia Davis, who worked
Precinct 11 last Tuesday, said
anyone 'wishing to paint all of
Florida with one brush, is draw-
ing outside the lines.
"Yes, it does bother me,"
SDavis said. "Because I think we
do a good job at the polls. All our
people showed up at 5 a.m. and
worked to get things ready. We
were ready to open when we were
supposed to and everything ran
smoothly. We had no problems."
Save the extra two hours they
had to work due to the issues
encountered in South Florida,
which ran from polls opening late
to lack of, poll workers to
uncounted ballots.
"I didn't really like that (two
hour extension of polling times)."
Forehand said. "But I just smiled
and went ahead with what I need-
ed to do."
In large measure the poll
workers interviewed cited several
factors for smooth sailing in Gulf
County.
First, and maybe foremost.
was the training they received
prior to the election, both in the
new scanning machines and the
.potential problems that rrught be
encountered.
"(Supervisor of Elections)
Linda (Griffin) was very well orga-
nized and told us everything we
needed to know." said Carla
McGhee. a clerk at the Overstreet
precinct.
-D,, DIs saiji,,,"Welhad, training
on the machines and training on
the things tha,minigh*-come up.
We were prepared. It went fine."
Another factor was Griffin's
decision to go with the optical
scanning machines. as opposed
to the touch-screen machines
which appeared to be part of the


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problem down south.
Poll workers here said voters
quickly found a comfort zone with
the, new machines, which require
ovals to be filled in but count the
ballots on the spot so that any
errors can be discovered Inmmedi-;
- ately.- '.
"I love the new machines
because they are so easy to oper-,
ate," McGhee said. "Voters were
very curious about the machines
but I:don't think they were put off '
or intimidated."
.And if they were, little assis-
tance and a smiling face relieved
most of the apprehensionn'
"Once it was explained to
them and they got used to them,
they seemed real comfortable,"
Forehand said.
Griffin was just relieved,
given the problems with the
touch-screens, that she chose the
scanners.
Not only were they easier to_
operate, but cheaper.
"I'm just glad I didn't go with
the touch screen." Griffin said. "I


thinK most of (the problems in
South Florida) had to do with
their poll workers not being able'
to do it .*
"People just don't know what
goes into getting an election ready
and the polls ready for the voters.
In a large county like Dade, it can
be overwhelming. Poll workers are
your weakest link or your'
strongest link."
Griffin hlas some 80-85 poll
workers, who make anywhere
from S95-S115 for the 12, or in
this case, 14 hours they work on
election day.
And there was little debate
which link. strongestrongest or weakest,
her poll workers were last Tues-
day.
'It was very easy. it went very
well," Davis said.
So let the pundits cackle
away.
It isn't just geography that
has Dade and Gulf counties at
opposite ends of the state.


Bense- from page 1


like-minded and hard. workers.
Tuesday we had a good night."
A mild understatement.
Bense-supported candidates
.won 13 seats, pushing him well
past the magic mark of 40.
Given the current split in the
House, 77-43 in favor of the GOP,
and the estimate that the GOP
stood to pick up two or three
additional seats. Bense needed
the support of a majority of fellow
House Republicans to secure the
inside track for the speakership.
Cantens talked with Bense
early Wednesday morning to pull
out of the race for Speaker and
toss his support to Bense.
"He worked hard and on
Wednesday we visited." Bense
said. "He said he was throwing his
support behind me.
"Philosophically we line up
perfectly and he's a good man. He
showed all kinds of class and did-
n't ask for anything."
Cantens didn't ask, but
Bense said that Cantens would be
"aishright hand'during his term
,a i; Speaker.- -though.the exact
nature 'of Caritens' role is. to be
decided.
"I had 37-some people on my
team and I hadn't promised them
anything," Bense said. "How
could I promise him anything?
"Everybody is glad the race is
over. Our caucus 'Is coming
together."
Sometime after the 2003 leg-
islative session, typically late in
the year. Republicans will caucus
for the purpose of selecting a
.Speaker-designee for 2005-2006.-
Given the current numbers
Bense would be the GOP nominee
to be considered *by a .caucus of
-the full House at some point after
the 2004 elections.
And unless- the 'Democrats
retake the House. 'a highly unlike-
ly scenario given the erosion of
their numbers in 'recent years.
Bense would be in line to succeed
Rep. Johnnie Byrd, the Republi-'
can Speaker-designee for 2003-
2004. into the most powerful job
in the Flonda House.
"(The Speaker) oversees com-
miuttee assignments, the appropn-
ation process, the 'bill-making
process." Bense said. 'To be an


effective Speaker you have to be
sensitive to the wants and needs
of the people of the entire state.
"And it sure can't hurt the
people of the Panhandle" having a
native as Speaker.


Kesley

Continued from Page 2A
scene turned a little ugly.
"Now, boys and girls, we can't
take all day! We have to come up
with a name!" Those third grade
teachers have -the patience of
Job..... but every once in a while
you can push them past the limit!
"You must raise your hand!"
She remirided us we were vot-
ing on whether or not we wanted
to be named after a president and
she called for the vote.
Edna Earl, Ricky and Yogi
raised their hands.
Me, Buddy and Gar' Gene did
not.


"It's a tie Miss Belle. what do
we do in case of a tie?"
Silence. '
I got to wonderiAg.Lhow the'-.,
Blue Birds and the Red Birds had
done this so quickly. What did
LaRenda Bradfield and Pam
Collins know that we didn't?
Buddy asked if we could have
a re-vote on the baseball' teams.
Edna Earl allowed that it wasn't
fair that she was the only girl in
this group. Yogi suggested that if
we couldn't pick a president, why
not name. the reading group after
one of the men in town, maybe
Tom Fields or Mr. Jack Cantrell.
Ricky asked-if he coOld go to the
bathroom. I figured I ought to say
something, "Miss Bell, why don't
we call ourselves the striped back
horny toad-"-_
"That's enough!" She raised
her voice! We froze in our seats.
She had yelled at us! I'd never
heard her get loud before..... "You
will be called the Brown Birds.".
"Wait a minute," remember
Gary Gene had been around
longer than us, "we said we didn't-
want to be a bird!'
Yogi pouted. Edna Earl huffed.
Buddy cnred. I pondered....did we
vote or not? Did Miss Belle vote for
us? Is there somebody we can
call? What kind of deal is this?
I scan every picture now com-
ing out of South Florida when they
take a vote. I keep thinking I'm
going to see Miss Belle, Gary Gene,
Buddy or Edna Earl standing
around one of those polling
places....
Respectfully,
A Proud Graduate
Of The Brown Bird
Reading Class

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Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 AB Total
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McFarland, Tim 130 161 78 58 56 53 219 141 59 17 210 31 46 45 172 1476
Witten, Fred N. 359 560 193 116 86,87 233 272 163 47 488 85 79 56 596 3420

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Redd, OscarD. 256,0 157 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 61 522


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Gaskin,'Sharon T. 0 279.0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 401
Lister, Michael C. 0 152 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103 295
Thomas, Andy 0 32 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 45

September Republican Primary 9/10/02

Precinct Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 ABS Total
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Traylor, Billy 10 193 0 29 0 0' 0 1 0 00 0 0 0 0 151 273


September Democratic Primary 9/10/02


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Peters, Nathan Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 301 970 0 350 0 81 514
Shackleford, Amy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 5 0 0 2 0 0 13 57
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Biting the Hand...


by Tim Croft
Careful what comes out of
your mouth for fear of what in
turn might go in".
And. your waistline could be
the loser.
As a preface let me say that
one look at my physique. particiu-
larly a well-maintained belly, and
it's clear that sweets and I have-
carried-onea torrid affair for many'
years. -,
Whatever the confection, I'm
wracked with affection.
Call it my personal lth Corm-'
mandment: Thou Shall Love
Dessert As You Do Thy Neighbor.
i Anyway, I've discovered that
in a small town. public testimony
concerning my secret desires can
be dangerous, at least for the
health of my belt.
SAllow me to demonstrate.
Some:weeks. back Iwas in the
front office of Port St. Joe H'igh
School when conversation
teetered into the arena of cakes.
Needless to say, my: ears
pricked and stomach rumbled.
Cakes! Strap me to a lie
detector machine and the thump-
ing of my heart alone would have
broken the thing.
It seems that Mary Lou
Cumbie. who works in the
school's front office and has the
voice of a nightingale, can also
bake a cake that can make adults
weep. children drool.
Judging by the variety of
cakes being discussed. Ms.
Cumbie can transform just about
any combination of batter and
frosting into manna from heaven.
During the course of this con'
versation. which occurred among
several people. I offered. as an
aside, that I had a special hanker-
ing for spice cake, a ranty I have
come to find out over time is
somewhat of a Yankee delicacy.
Ms. Cumbie offered that car-
rot cake was similar and that she
had a pretty fair recipe for carrot
cake.
Somehow my typically stoic
demeanor I'm a reporter, I'm
not supposed to have emotions -
must have cracked, emitting tele-
pathic signals regarding my.rac-
ing mind and churning stomach.
When it comes to sweets, a
poker face I am not.
And within a few weeks. lo
and behold a carrot cake was
-delivered to my door by one of the
mothers who leave their children
i: th my wile and-who also works
with Ms. Cumbie.
It arrived out of the blue. I fig-
ured Ms. Cumbie had taken pity)
on an obvious sugar fiend and
decided to supply the fix.
I \oas translLxed, at dessert
i- me, for days afterward.
However. my stationary bike
began to buckle under the strain
and. despite rnmy' addiction. I was
happy to finally empty that box
because shopping at the Big
Men's -store- was something 1
hoped to ..put off for at least
another year.
*. Just as I was able to fold the
fat back behind my belt there
came a chance encounter with
Ms. Gunter. an extremely nice
lady who drops one of the other
kids in my wife's charge off at my


house.
One day upon arriving to drop
off her little one, Ms. punter got'
to talking about the pies she had
just finished making.
My face flushed, my mouth
salivated and my heart began to
race the little pumper knew
what was coming.
Again, in a very off-handed
fashion I offered that the coconut
pie Ms. Gunter was regaling -us
about was among my favorites,
just as, it could be argued ,that,
every, other sugar-based confec-
tion is 'on my list of favorite
things.


In fact, the range of my
favorites is varied and, as one
look at my waistline will evidence,
as wide as a Montana sky.
Anyway, it was just conversa-
tion, or so I thought, until the fol-
lowing week what should appear
in my refrigerator upon returning
home from work but a coconut
pie.
Like the carrot cake. the pie
was pure.ambrosia, but inside a
crust.
And it lasted about as long as
the carrot cake, which is about as
'long as a hobbled wildebeest
would last among a pack of chee-
Besides, given the groan I
hear each time I climb on, I'm not
sure my stationary bike can take,
much more. : .


tahs on the Serengeti Plain.
Ever seen one of those hot
dog eating contests at Coney
Island?
Put a cake or pie in front of
me and I'd put those guys on their
buns.
In any case, the pie is gone
and I'll be keeping my mouth shut
about my fondness for sweets, at
least for a little while.
I've learned a valuable lesson
to digest in a small town: there,
are plenty of nice people around,
wh6 believe that sating appetites
is just a neighborly thing to do.,
And while certainly won't
argue the point sweets and
neighborliness seem {ailor made,
to me I'm not sure my belt can
sustain, let alone corral, the
effects of such love.


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and crafts. fine folks: and wonder-
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a magnificent family atmosphere,
visit Apalachicola for the annual
Florida Seafood Festival.
The event will feature quality
entertainment and maritime
crafts paying tribute to the
Apalachicola Bay's commercial
fishermen, under the sprawling
shady oaks of Battery Park down-
town. The state's oldest maritime
exhibit. this three-day event
annually draws thousands of visi-
. tors to this small river port city at
the mouth of the Apalachicola
River.
Some of the notable events
that occur include the Oyster
Eating contest-a 15 minute eat-
all-you-can-keep-down! contest
that always has a dozen or more
entrants. This follows the Oyster
Shucking contest featunng world
famous Apalachicola Bay oysters.
One of the most colorful
events held each year is the
Blessing of the Fleet. It is staged
at Battery Park on Fnday after-
noon. Several clergymen. joined
by King Retsyo and Miss Florida
Seafood. bless the parade of pass-
ing fishing, shrimping and oyster-
ing vessels, as well as the
recreational vessels from across
the country that have jammed the
manna.
The Seafood Festival Parade
begins Saturday at 10 a.m. EST
and winds eastward down U.S.
Highway 98 io the Apalachicola
River. The parade features bands,
floats and dignitaries rom
throughout the region.
The Redfish Run (3.1 miles)
starts at the foot of the John
Gorrie Brdge and winds through
the streets of the city on Saturday
morning.
The festival winds down
Saturday with the King Retsyo
Ball, proven so popular that
about the only way to get in has
been with reservations. Staged at
the Ft. Coombs Armory. the dance
provides an opportunity for local
seafood workers and other resi-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2002 PAGE 5A


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sewell

Sewells
Celebrate 68th
Henry and Claudia Christmas
Sewell celebrated their 68th wed-.
lnrig anniversary on September
15. They were' married in
Fitzgerald, Georgia, and moved to
Port St. Joe in 1939. Henry and
Ciaudia are parents -of a son,
Robert Sewell of St. Joe Beach,
and a daughter, Laura Sewell' of
Port St. Joe. :

Trinity Episcopal
Church Recital
SSunday Sept.29
Trinity Episcopal Church \will
:present a recital entitled Cynthia
and -Friends, on Sunday,
September 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Cynthia Rhew, soprano, will
present solos from sacred, secular
and operatic literature. Shewill be
joined by David Wingate in a duet,
and by friends Merel Young,
Randy Mims, Gordon Adkins,
: Susan. and Dewitt Galloway and
-Shirley and Tom Adams in
selections from the Gilbert and
'Sullivan operetta H.M.S. Pinajbre.
R. Bedford' Watkins will be
accompanying Ms. Rhew for the
'recital, which is free and.open to
'the public .
!9/11 Ceremony
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Office hosted the first of several
memorial services held last
Wednesday throughout Gulf
County in remembrance of 9/11
victims.,.
Scripture, prayer.-"ple~ge." of
I allegiance, the raising thenslower-
ing of the flag to half mast, singing
of the National Anthem and play-
Sing of Taps were all part of a
.touching ceremony honoring \ic-
'tims of the tragic event.

Lighthouse
-From Page 1
tiative," Green said.
"The St. Joseph Historical
Society's project can be an impor-
tant community building oppor-
tunity that will ultimately provide
a wonderful museum and park on
one of the most beautiful coastal
Settings in Anerinca.",


Remembering

Vicki.......
We little knew that
morning that God
was going to call
your name. In life
we loved you dearly.
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts
to lose you.
You did not go alone,
for part of us went
with yotu the day
God called you home.

You left us
peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide
And though we
cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is
broken and nothing
seems the same, but
as God calls us one
by one, the chain
will link again.

The Lamberson

Familyv
9/21/99 9/21/02


Thanks for Helping
The First United Methodist
Church wants to .thank all those
that participated and donated
their time and efforts to make the
community memorial observance
service of September 11 a mean-
ingful success.
The remembrance service and
the fellowship that followed was a
blessing for all.


Thank You
I want to thank all the caring
and loving friends and family for'
the kindness and prayers during
my beloved Paul Lastowski's
illness and death.
Jackie Stevens


Wax Myrtle
Wax myrtle is a native Florida
.plant. It matures into a small tree
or shrub, depending on how you
raise it. It can be grown anywhere,
in our state. Wax myrtle produces
attractive flowers and fruit. It's
foliage has a unique fragrance.
We'll describe some of'this popu-
lar plant's uses and charactens-
tics, and offer some information'
on how it can be grown as an
attractive specimen.
SBeing a native plant, wax
myrTde is well-suited to Florida's
soil and climate. You often see,
this plant growing wild, along
highways and in uncultivated
areas. Was myrtle does well in a
moist environment. So,' it would
be an excellent choice if you have
a drainage problem in your land-
scape. However, it also grown very
well in drier soils.
Wax myrtle also is cold hardy,
salt tolerant. and relatively free of
insect and disease probleris. My,:,
information on this desirable
native Floridian was provided by
Extensiofi Urban Horticulture
Specialist Dr. Robert Black. of the
University of Flonda's Institute of
Food and Agrincultural Sciences.
Wax myrtle is unisexual,
;'which means that male and
Female flowers are produced on
separate plants. Female Flowers
Sgrow in close bunches and pro:
duce fruit that are round, light
green and about an eighth of an
inch in diameter.- The fruit is
coated with athick, bluish was
that may be used in making can-
'dles. A northern relative of the
wax mcTrle is the bayberry tree.
' which produces larger berries.


S Brooke is 3!
Katelyn "Brooke" Hysmith
turned three years old on
Tuesday, September 3. She
celebrated .the big day on
Saturday, September 7 at Lake
Si -- i | Alice Park with a princess party.
She was the princess of the day.
Many relatives and friends help
'* 1 ".., ,J ldher celebrate.
SBrooke's parents are Timothy
ALE ...i.i" and Stephanie Hysmith :of
Honeyville. Grandparents are
r Debra and Terry Watson of
S:-Highland View, James Hysmith of
SHoneyville and Teresa Castenda of
Lynn.Haven. Great-grandparents
are Mary and the late Harley
POW Roberts; Curtis and the late
.1 W Frances Watson; Ann Hysmith;
S k H Mr. and Mrs. Jake Hysmith; and
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Florida Garden

Extension Notes
by
-Roy Lee Carter
Gulf County Extension Service


used extensively in making fra-
grant bayberry candles.
Wax myrtles may, reach a
height of 25 feet. Their leaves are
evergreen narrow at thebase and
broader toward the upper end:
About midway' up the leaf, coarse
teeth appear on the edges.
Wax myrtles produce suckers,
which are small plants that
sprout from the roots. These
suckers grow in clumps or clus-
ters, and if undisturbed, they will
eventually form very.large dense
plants. However, if you remove
these, suckers from the main '
trunk, attractive, small trees can
be produced. The trunk of a wax
myrtle is grayish white in color.
Wax myrtles can be grown,'
from seeds, cuttings. and by sim-
ple layering. You should sow'
seeds as soon as they mature. The
seeds can be started in a mixture
of equal' parts of sand and peat
moss. Another method of propa-
gating wax rnrtles is to dig the
established plants during the 'win-
ter months. Cut the plants back.
to within a few inches of: the',
ground. Dig out the root clumps,
and set them in containers.
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Rotar- ... *

Rotary District Governor Bill Lyford (center) was a recent guest at the Port St. Joe
club. In the photo above club President Willie Ramsey and Vice President Lynda Bordelon present Gov.
Lyford with a gift from the membership.


Gov. Bush Announces Grant,

Awards for VA Nursing Homes


Governor Jeb Bush recently
announced the, awarding of two
U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) grants totalling $14.9
million for the construction of
state veterans' nursing homes.
(SVNH) in Springfield and Port
Charlotte.'
"One of 'my goals atf the
Florida Department of Veterans'
Affairs is to provide the highest
quality long-term care possible for
'our aging, veteran population,"
said. Gov. Bush. "This means-we
will continue to listen, and act,
upon the concerns of our d~teran;s
and lobby for the federal funding
to get nursing homes built wher-.
ever they are needed throughout
Florida." ,
"These grants.reflect the,fed-,
'eral-state partnership that is hon-,
oring our commitment to care for
the men and. women who have
served in uniform," said Secretary
of Veterans Affairs Anthony J.
Principi.' "These partnerships
allow more veteran to receive the
respect and care that. they have
earned."
'Thanks to the commitment of
Gov. Bush we will'be able to con-


Ballroom
Dance Classes
at Tyndall
The Community Activities
Center i-s. hosting ballroom dancer
!classes for all Department of
'Defense ID-card holders. The
deadline for sighup, is Friday,-
September .13. Cost is $65 per
couple for the four-session class,
.-or S32.50 for' singles. Classes,
start September .20, Call 283--
4287 for more information.


tinue serving those Floridians
who have.' served, their country
and state." stated Rocky
.McPherson, the FDPA, interim
executive director. 'The governor
*recognizes that. even in this era of
tight budgets, veterans are a spe-
cial category."
Construction has already,
begun on these two new state vet-
erans' nursing homes in Bay and*
Charlotte counLies with the use of
previously appropriated state
funds; both are scheduled to be
completed :in mid 2003. Each
home will be a 69,000 square foot
facility that will accommodate 120
residents. with 60 beds allocated
for residents with Alzheimer's dis-
ease. At full census, approxi-
mately 157 employees will work in
each home. providing administra-
tive, medical, and "support ser-
vices. ,
SThe U.S. Department 'of
Veterans Affairs funds two-thirds
of the cost for these 822.9 million
:state-of-the-art facilities., The
other $8 million : is. funded
-through general revenue,from the
state The annual operating bud-
get for each is projected to b in
excess of S6 million. .


RSVP Plans
"Christmas in
Branson" Trip
: Gaither Homecoming Concert
Trip to Charleston Also Planned
The'Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) will sponsor a,
six-night. seven-day trip to
Christmas in Branson, Missoun,
November 3 through 9. This trip
includes deluxe motor coach
transportation and eleven meals.:
Also included are eight shows:


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State Representative Allan
Bense of Panama City was instru-
mental in working with area legis-:
lators. civic organizations and the
Bay County','Commission to suc-
cessfully bring a SVNH' to
Springfield.

. The Spnngfield home will be
named after Clifford Chester Sims'
of Port St. Joel who was awarded,
the Medal of Honor during Viet
Nam for extraordinary heroism at
the cost ,of his ,life when he
.warned his comrades of a present
danger and unhesitatingly hurled
himself upon an explosive device.
taking the full impact of the blast.
and so protecting his fellow Army
soldiers.,
Florida's nearly 1.9 million
veterans compnse. along with
their farimilies and survivors, over
25 percent of the state's popula-
tion. Florida is home to the largest
Population of the most seriousl\v
disabled veterans in the nation,
and, home to0 the second largest
population of veterans with a ser"
M .. 6i-Pon iected injury or illnessI-
intensilVing the needd for long-
term care capabilities.


Mickey- Gilley, Jim Stafford,, 'Buck
Trent, ,'Country Tonight,' Jim
Owens, Pierce Arrow, 'Gospel
Dinner Show and the New York
Radio City Christmas Rockettes.,
There 'will also be a visit to
Precious Moments Chapel and the
Bass Pro Shop among other
places of interest. ,
The RSVP Program has also
planned a three-day, two night
tnp to the Gaither Homecomirrng
Concert including tickets to the
Gaither concert) in Charleston,
South Carolina November 14, 15
'and 16. This tour includes, the
Savannah Historical District as
well as shopping and lunch at the
famous Farmers Market..
For 'more information on
either tour contact Menta Stanley.
RSVP Coordinator. 4469 Clinton
Street, NMarianna, FL. 32446, by
,telephone at (850) 482-3220.

Mexico Beach AARP
The Mexico Beach chapter of
the American Association 'of
Retired Persons (AARP) will meet
at the lMexco Beach Civic Center
on Friday, September 20, ,at, 1:00
p.m. CT. ,
The guest speaker, will be City
Administrator Paul Sabiston, who
will discuss the progress and
future, plans of Mexico Beach.

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City Pays

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DRA Scenic

Corridors
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers got a bill for the city's portion
of legal fees incurred during the
challenge of Stone Container in
the dispute over property values
at the mill site.
Gulf. County, Gulf County
School Board, and the city were
involved in the challenge which
was led by Gulf County Tax
Collector Shirley Jenkins. Jenkins'
sent the bill to, Gulf County
.Commissioners. who in turn for-
warded letters of request to pay to
the School Board and the City. of
Port St. J0e.' : '
City commissioners agreed to
pay their portion of the fees.
Downtown Redevelopment
Board seeking corridors
Rex Buzzett, speaking, on
behalf of' the Port St. Joe
Downtown Redevelopment Board,
asked commissioners to consider
guidelines 'to deveop scenic corri-,
dors throughout the business dis-
'trict area of the city.
BuzzeLt explained the concept
plans which would include the
creation of attractive corndors in
thel business district of the city.
,These corridors would serve to tie
the. business communities
together for both pedestrian and
vehicular traffic.
Commissioners will meet in
workshop session at 4' p.m. on
September 26 to discuss and
review the Downtown Redevelop-
.ment Board's proposals.

In Other Business
The Board will hold its final
budget hearing on September 24
at 5:30 p.m. Commissioners will
also review garbage collection pro-
posals at the conclusion of the.
budget workshop.
** Heard a reading by title',
only of three proposed ordi-
nances. They deal with substan-.
dard structures and nuisances,
: ,, land use changes, 'and general
Development requirements.
***. Conimissioners agreed to
allow waste \water treatment plar,t
.-L supervisor Lamrr McArdle to sell
up to six of the city's giant aera-
tors to Bay County at 'a price, of
$7,500. each'. The units -are no
longer in use at the WWTP since
the closing of the mill.

Covenant Hospice
Annual Remembrance
-Celebration Oct. 6
. Covenant Hospice will host its
annual Remembrance Celebration
on, Sunday,' October 6 at 2:00
p.m. at First United Methodist
Church, 903 East Fourth Street,
Panama City. the Remembrance
Celebration is a time to remember
and celebrate the lives of; loved
ones w\e have lost
The community is invited to
attend this event, and there is no
charge. A reception will be held
immediately following the
program at the, TrinitV Center..
located next door to the church.
For more information, please
call the Bereavement Department
at Covenant Hospice at 785-3040.


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Thank you to the citizens in District 4 that

voted for me on Sept. 10th. It was a
pleasure tol talk' ,oldd fTien5s and make. ,
new friends during' the campaign. com-.
mend my opponents for the manner in .

which, they conducted their campaigns
and feel that District 4 is fortunate to have
such community minded citizens running
for the office of County Commissioner.

Now it is time to work together for the bet-
terment of our county. Thank you again for
your encouragement and support during

the recent election. Thank you to everyone
who Contributed to my campaign.





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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2002


Club's First

'Male Member!

* The Port St. Joe Garden Club
held its 'business meeting
September 12, and welcomed
Wayne Blevins as the first male
member since it organized in
1948. Wayne lives on the Cape,
and will be -taking the Master
Gardener course through the
Garden Club.
-He told the club he is very
interested in native foliage and
'other plants and trees he will be
.able. to use around their area.
Wa&yne plans to use what 'he.
learns. in the class to enhance
,their property.
Certified Master Gardener
Heather Rish has also joined the
Garden Club., Heather received
her training in Bay 'County, and
credits her mother for introducing
her to the world of gardening and
nature. She and her sisters spent
much time atr home learning gar-
dening secrets from their mother.
Heather intends to instill this
'love, and craft, in her children,.
'and-as a teacher-in her students.

Ballroom Dance
Lessons Offered at
The Dixie Theatre
Ballroom. dancing is sweeping
the country. More and more
people, you'ngand old, are finding
the Waltz,, the. Fox Trot, Swing,
and Latin dances are wonderful
.social activities. And they fulfill in
every way our need to exercise
and stay healthy.
Pam Nobles Dance Studio is
offering a course in Ballroom
Dancing. There will be live
sessions of instrucuon, practice,
and applications for anyone from
eighteen to eighty plus. The,
sessions are from, 7:30 p.m. to
-9:00 p.m. on Thursdays, October.
3, October '17, November 7,
November 21. and' December 12.
at .the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola. Light refreshments
-will be served. The December 12th
session' will be a full Holiday
S'Dance. ,
The cost of the course, which
includes all five sessions, is $30
-per person or $50 per couple.,
To .sign up' call Pam Nobles.
Studio'at 850 653-8078, or the
Dixie Theatre at 850,653-3200. .
Sign up fori ballroom
.dancing-get healthy and have,
alun todf '

-Martin fnsiemble
Theatre to Perform
On Golden Pond
The Martin Ensemble Theatre.
opens its ninth season with Its
production of .On Golden Pornd.
The family comedy stars Mike
.Stone. Harry Shaeffer. Inia Jean


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Wayne Blevins set a milestone for the Port St. Joe Garden Club
when he became its first male member.


Plumb, Barbara McMinis, Mike
Barbour and Kevin Cox.
The show opens' Friday,
September 20 at 7:30 p.m., with a
gala champagne and dessert
reception following the per-
formance hosted by the cast.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on
Friday. September. 20, and
Saturday. September 21 and then
again on Friday and Satqrday,
September 27 .and 28, with the
only matinee performance on
Sunday. September 22 at .2:00
p.m.
Thursday, September 26 is
"buy one get one free" night when
the purchase of .an adult ticket
will get you a second one for free.
Admission is $12.506 for
adults, $10.00 for seniors and
military and $5.00 for students.
For more information or for
Reservationn, contact the theatre-
box office at 763-8080 Monday
through Friday 'from 10:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m. '

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Gulf Pines Hospital has joined
rural hospitals across the nation
in supporting proposed legislation
that would improve Medicare
funding levels.
Currently, Florida's 27 hospi-
tals designated as rural receive
'about 14 percent less reimburse-:
,mrent for comparable services.
than do their urban counterparts.-
Gulf. Pines Hospital
'Administrator Hu Steele' said
'problems with Medicare's pay-.
ment system' are compounded
when you' consider the economies
of scale', larger urban hospitals
have. '
Their costs are actually less
,on, a per-patient basis than ours
are'," Steeley said.: All medical
supplies, food, capital costs and


administrative costs are shared
by many more patients than at
rural hospitals, he explained. Yet,
Medicare has been paying urban ,
hospitals more per patient for the
same procedures, he said.
Rural hospitals have banded
.together to ask Congress for a 10
percent add-onr to help equalize
the discrepancy in Medicare pay-
ments.
Steeley said that while, this
wouldn't close the gap, it would
certainly be beneficial to CGulf
Pines Hospital and its patients.
SIf the legislation is approved.
Steeley' explained, additional rev-
enue would be available to provide.
additional services for the com-,
munitv. .
"There are many services we


are looking at adding at Gulf
Pines and our clinics. These ser-
vices certainly become more
promisirg-more easily sustain-
able-with the increased Medicare
funding. And these are services
our patients %are asking for. They
would rather have them available
here than have to travel to larger
cities," Steeley said.
Steeley said that for reasons
he does not understand the gap in
funding has grown in the past 10
years. Urban and rural hospitals
had reimbursement levels that
were nearly identical in 1992, but
urban hospitals'. funding, level
grew more rapidly than rural
funding levels so that by 1999
urban hospitals were receiving 10
percent more. The gap grew to 14
percent by 2002.


Low Cost Screenings To Be Offered at

Gulf County Library September 27th


Residents living in and
around Port St. Joe can be
screened to reduce their nsk of'
having a stroke. Life Line
Screening will be at, the Gulf
County Library ,'on Friday,:
September 27. The site is located
at 110 Library Drive in Port St.
Joe. Appointments will begin at
9:00 a.m. .
Stroke is ranked as the third
leading killer in the world, and the


second among women. Through
,preventative screenings. ,the risk
of having a stroke can be greatly
reduced.
Screenings are fast, painless
and low cost. They involve the use
of ultrasound technology and
scan for potential health problems
related to blocked artenes which
can lead to a stroke. aortic
aneurysms which can lead to a
ruptured aorta, and hardening of


the. arteries in the legs, which are
a strong predictor of heart
'disease. Also offered, for men and
women, is a bone density screen-
ing to assess their risk 'for
osteoporosis..
: Each screening requires ten
minutes or less to complete and
Scouts just $40. A complete
vascular screening package is
899. which is a savings of S21.
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PAGE 8A THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, -2002


MARY KAY
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MEXICO BEACH CITIZENS
In 1990 The State of Florida required each City to prepare
and adopt a Comprehensive Plan and Land Development
Regulations;
You the citizens reviewed and commented thru the devel-
opment phase, from September 12, 1990 to December 11, 1990.
The City of Mexico Beach's Comprehensive Plan and. the
Land. Development Regulations were adopted on May 21, 1991.
In the near future around the. 1st of October the "City
Council" and "Planning and Zoning Board" are planning on mak-
ing changes in our Comprehensive Plan and Land Development
Regulations in regard to Density, Set Backs, Height Limitations,
etc. "Density" is one of the strongest regulations, if not the
strongest restriction, listed in our Comprehensive Plan.
"Density".=7,260 Sq. Ft. per unit, the Comprehensive Plan lists
Density in its Development Goals as a means of preventing the
overcrowding of Land and avoiding undue concentration of
Population. Without "-Density" control we can see more and more
Town Houses, Etc. Etc. Etc.' ; .
Your Attendance' and Input at the Meetings are very neces-'
sary if we hope to have Controlled Growth.
Thank you for your time
Mel Ashcraft
648-8745


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The Thompsons are given a round of applause. Their company,
first tenant of the new Commerce Park.


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Clay Smallwood, president of St. Joe Timberlands, shows Jo Heslin
drawing of the new commercial park development.


electrical contracting, and light
industnal-i.e. Red Line Equip-
ment. -
pa~ commerce park is ,antici
pate-".to-.house" up,-to': 16 isil es .'
locations' with lot sizes ranging
from one to ten acres. Lot sizes
can be'customized to match'the '
needs of each tenant. -Red. Line,
for example. is locating orn a 6-
acre site.


JUST THE BEGINNING
Herring called the commri
park the firs step of a 'rebir
He cautioned that changing
economy doesn't hap
overnight. but the commerce p
"'gets the ball rolling."
After being introduced by
Joe Tithberlands president (
'Smallwoqd, Port St. Joe Ma
.Frank. Pate said the. commit
'park had 'been a dream of his
over 30 years. Mayor Pate wen
to thank the St. Joe Company
opening the commerce park



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Gulf County Will Hold Annual

United Way Kick-Off Sept. 25


Rupert Brown of Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative.


Electric Coop Names

New Board Member


Gulf Coast Electric
,Cooperative recently appointed
Rupert 'Brown to its board of
trustees.
A native of Callaway, Brown
graduated from Bay High School
and attended Gulf Coast
Community College. During his
four-year tenure in the U.S. Navy,
he served in the Navy Intelligence
division. Brown was also
employed by the United Parcel
Service for over sixteen years..
Today, Brown lives in the
Blue Lake area with his wife,
Cindy. Brown is semi-retired from
his family-owned business,
Rupert's Cleaners. which has
thlee locations in the Panama


City area.
"One goal that I have set for
myself as a GCEC board member
is to strive to nurture growth in
our service area while keeping
electric rates at a competitive
price for all members," Brown
said. "I also hope to help GCEC
offer additional services that our
members want and need."
Gulf Coast Electric Coop-
erative is part of the Touchstone
Energy national -alliance of local.
consumer-owned electric coop-
eratives. GCEC serves approx-
imately 18,000 conusmers in Bay,
Calhoun. Gulf, Jackson, Walton
and Washington counties.


,Antique & Collector Car

Show Oct. 5th in Dothan


Antique and collector cars.
trucks and motorcycles will be on
display, for the largest car show in
th. Wiregrass Region during 'the
2Qth Annual Antique and
Collector Car Show at Landmark
Park in Dothan. Alabama on
Saturday. October 5.
Over 150 vehicles are
expected to be on display in 53
different classes. The classes
include A-Models: antique and
modified Mustangs. Corvettes.
_Chevr,.ets,. Camaros.,,,,and
S F~b SLt'et Roq-w,,'u.cl ..
". Cs ,anfquelimoth es 'and
scooters; foreign 'Tnars;' "Late Great.
a Chevys; Mini-Trucks and more.
Street Rods will be this year's
featured car and will be
showcased around the park's
SVictorian-styled gazebo.
Awards will be given for the
club with the most'participation
and for the oldest vehicle
registered.
-, The car show is hosted by the
Wiregrass Antique and Collector
Car Club and all proceeds will
benefit Landmark Park. a not-for-
profit organization. Visitors can


view the cars from 10:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m.
The pre-registration fee to
enter a vehicle in the show is
S12.00 per car until September
28. After that date. the fee is
S15.00 per car. Vehicles can be
registered the day of the show
from 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. To
receive a registration form, please
contact the park office at 334-
794-3452.
Landmark Park is located on
U.S. Highway 431, three miles
north o( Dothan's, Ross Clark
Circle. The 100 acre park features
an 1890's living history farm-
stead. nature trails, wildlife
exhibits, interpretive center and
planetarium, shaded picnic area
and more.
Admission to the car show is
S4.00 for adults, $2.00 for
children ages 4-14. and free for
park members and children three
years old and under. Concessions
will also be available. For more
information call the park at 334-
794-3452 or visit the park's
website at www.landmarkpark.
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Gulf County will hold it's
annual United Way kickoff lun-'
cheon at noon on September 25th
.hosted by the Gulf Pines Hospital..
According to- United .Way's.
local chairman, Allen Cok. Gulf
County raised a total of S14.380
,in pledges last year for their 16
Health and Human Service agen-
cies.
This year North Florida Child
Development. Inc. and its Head
Start Program will be added to

Congressman Boyd
Makes the Grade
The National Committee to
Preserve Social Security and
Medicare (NCPSSM) released their
107th Congressional Scorecard
recently, and gave Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North. Florida) a
100,o based on his voting record.
The committee determines
the score based on how the
congressman voted on specific
pieces of legislation that protect
Social Security and Medicare.
Congressman Boyd voted yes on
the Social Security Lockbox bill to
protect social security surpluses.
voted no on the FY2002 and
FY2003 Budget Resolutions
which increases our national debt
and spends the Social Security
and Medicare surpluses, and
voted in support of new Medicare
regulations. These were just a few
of the votes NCPSSM used to'
score members of Congress.
The National Committee to
Preserve Social Security and
Medicare was founded in 1982 to
serve as an advocate for the
landmark federal programs of
Social Security and Medicare and
for all Americans who seek a
healthy, productive and secure
retirement. NCPSSM is committed
to preserving America's Social
Security system, and also strongly
supports the creation of a
universal, voluntary and afford-
able prescription drug benefit as
part of the Medicare program.
"I am very pleased to have
been recognized by such a worthy'
organization." said Congressman
Boyd. "Protecting Social Security.
and Medicare is one of my top
priorities in Congress. We must be
fiscally responsible in order to
ensure the Social Security and
Medicare programs are available
for oetr children and grand-
children."


'that list of affiliated agencies. Cox
noted, "All the money raised in
Gulf' County, stays in Gulf
County." ,
Agency. department heads will.
be on hand to talk about .how
United Way helped their agency
last year and what programs they
will need to fund with the money
raised this year. The ARC and
Disadvantaged Transportation
officials will talk about their pro-
grams and how Gullfcounty citi-
zens are benefited by this
campaign.
Jerryn Hix, president and CPO
of United Way of Northwest
Florida. Inc says, "The local board
of directors is here and is con-,
cerned about things that happen
here and nowhere else. The one
question I get more than any
other is about how United Way'
decides which agencies to fund.
The process is simple. United
WVays are all autonomous. In other
words, they are all independent.
*There are over 1400 different
United Ways throughout the
United States. They are all gov-
erned by local people who make
the decisions on which agencies
to fund. There is no one and no
group outside your own county
who decides that for you. Agencies
must meet stnct requirements
and must submit an application
yearly to maintain affiliated sta-
tLus.
Packets will be distributed to
businesses this year in order for
their employees to decide how
best to take part in the commu-
nity building effort.
There will also be on-the-
counter fundraising, cans and, fun
events until November. If your
business does not receive a
packet, you may contact Cox and
Associates or any of the officers in
this year's campaign.
Locally. only about 13 percent
of the total, monies donated go
toward administration and fund-
raising expense. Hix concluded.
'"This will never be a great place
for everyone to live. until it is a
good place for all of us to live." He
added that United Way is the most
effective and efficient way for your



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UATI'AWfEIEI EaU W23


Port St. Joe

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Win With Forfeit


The FAMU High Baby Rattlers
decided to take a forfeit last
Friday night rather than travel to
Port St. Joe in; the weather;
conditions that tropical storm
Hanna dumped on the area over
the weekend.
- The forfeit gave the Port St.
Joe Sharks a 1-1 record, heading
into the first District; 2-A game of

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' the season this week against;
Blountstown. The Sharks will
host the Tigers (1-1) at 7:30 ET
this Friday night.
'Blountstown is big arid
strong with a pretty' good
quarterback, -and they're' pretty
physical up front," said Sharks
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With a soi\ who has just com-
pleted his high school athletic
career, Ralph Rish has seen the
state's high school sports arena
up close and personal.
Now he'll be able to provide
some insight from the perspective
of the rural schools to the govern-
ing body of state prep athletics.
Rish was appointed last week
to serve a three-year term on the
Florida High School Activities
Association's Board of Directors
as a citizen ;at-large representa-
tive.
.The Board of Directors over-
sees the operations of the FHSAA
and is something ol a court of last
appeal for the organization.
Amopg its 15 members are
two citizen at-large appointees,
one representing the northern
part of the state, the other the
southern.
Those, appointments are
made by the Commissioner of
Education, Charlie Crist.
In' his letter confirming the
appointment, Crist wrote, "We
appreciate your willingness to
provide expertise to this group."
That expertise is this view-
point of high school. sports in the
state from the small rural areas of
North Florida that have 6ften felt
like orphans to the FHSAA
processes, '
Whether it's state playoffs
dominated by private schools -
some labeled athletic magnet
schools by many or. the resis-
tance of the FHSAA General
Assembly to address issues of dis-
.parity, small public schools have
come to see the FHSAA as discon-
nected and unconcerned about
their plight.
'Sqo much 'so:that nearly two
dozen North Florida schools have
formed their own league and will
hold their own' football playoff
next year.


amed to FHSAA Board
interest 1ll make the time," Rish
S. said. "'This is one, if it wasn't dear
I don't want to be a guy who is to my heart,'I wouldn't have done
1.1 1 .` 0 m T i e .it.


raDbte rouser, Dbut nave some


questions...."
"That's what tickles me," Rish
said. "(Crist) is well aware I live in
a town with about 1,500 people
and a small school.
S'That was his idea, to put
somebody .from a rural area in
there, to provide that perspec-,
tive."
Not that Rish intends to be an
incendiary figure .on the Board.
He assumes the. spot .on the
Board as a fact-finder prepared to ,
listen and learn, while also willing
to ask the pointed question.
"I don't want to be a guy who'
is a' rabble-rouser, but I have
some questions about the way we
are, doing things now and ques-
tions about the balance between
public and private schools," Rish
said. '.
"Ihave a real open mind


about it. The reality is, I have not
heard the other side. ... I'm' not
looking for the public schools to
have an easy ride, but there must
be ways to .bring a more level
playing field to (high school
sports).".
Rish was first approached,
about a spot on the FHSAA Board
of Directors several years ago.
When a pew round of
appointments was; due this year.
he made his interest known to
Crist.
And while Rish has made a
point of paring d6wn his commit-
ments to various boards in recent
years to devote more time to fam-
ily, this was an opportunity he
could not resist, despite the time
'he will have-to devote to the task.
"Because I 'have so much


Tom Mann to film

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The .Tom and Tina Outdoors
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a segment of their nationally syn-
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ing show on Wednesday and
Thursday. Sept. 18-,19.
Co-hosts Tom Mann and Tina
Booker wv.ll sign autographs at the
Port St. Joe Marina beginning at 6,.
Sp.m.r Wednesday.


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FWC Finds Ribbon'.
Rigs Illegal For Use:
in Florida Waters
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has determined the ribbon rig-:
type of baitfish-catching device to
be illegal for use in Florida waters.
Ribbon rigs are commonly
marketed as Bait Catchers.
The device is used to catch
baJtftsh. It is made from a piece of
monofilament 'mesh, which is a
few inches wide and approx-
imately 18 inches long, with a red
ribbon running the full length.
The ribbon attracts baitfish and
they become entangle in the mesh'
netting.
-'Article X, Section 16 of the
Florida Constitution prohibits the
use of any net that entangles or
ensnares fish; and Section
370.093(l)(b) Florida Statutes,
prohibits the use of most
monofilament nets. Ribbon rigs
are illegal for both reasons.
We realize some fishermen
aren't aware the ribbon rig is
illegal. We want to get the word
,out-' that fishers.. should'
immediately stop using ribbon
rigs to catch baitfish," TWC's
Major Bruce Buckson said..
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This Week The Sharks Meet Blountstown


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Football: At Home
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Star


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Chris Gainer reaches for a pass as a Bay defendercloses in.


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Sean Kerrigan lays a helmet on Bay's quarterback during last Thursday's action.


Wewa Gators HaveTough


Night Against Bay High


The Wewahitchka -'Gators
couldn't get anything going
Thursday night, as host Bay High
defeated the Gators 54-0 at.
Tommy Oliver Stadium.
The" :Tornados, who have
struggled through a rebuilding
process the past few seasons. are
off to a 2-0 start with two
convincing wins. Bay defeated
Tallahassee Chiles 34-3 two
weeks ago before routing the
Gators last Thursday night.
"We have been held scoreless
for nine consecutive quarters."
said Wewahitchka head coach
Ken jr-hen. "I have been
unsuccessful in getting our
offense going.|\wlajch'has made

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our defense stay on the field a lot
.more, and look bad.
On its second possession of
the game. Bay High took a 7-0
'lead with a.46-yard touchdown
pass.
The Tornados then scored on
runs of'9 and 30 yards to extend
their lead to 19-0 by the end of
the first quarter.
In the second quarter.. Bay
added touchdown runs of 54, 4
and 20 yards, along with a 4-yard
fumble return for a touchdown.,
The Tornados led 47-0 ai
intermission.
SBay :High scored its final
touchdown oflthe, game in thie-
fourth quarter on a 10 yard run.,


Ryan Baker led the Gators on
offense with 51 yards rushing, on
1.2 carries, and caught one pass
for 31 yards. : Andrea Williams .
picked up .13 yards on two
caries.
Quarterback Hunter Nunnery
completed one of nine passes for
31 yards and rushed for 27 yards
on 14 carries.
The Gators (0-2) will host
Carrabelle (0-2) Friday night at ,
7:00 CT in a District 2-A game.
Score by Quarters
Gators 0 O 0 0 0-- O
Royals 19 28 0 7 -541
STATISTICS ,
Fis WHS '-"4
First Downs 4 "... -


Rushes/Yards
Passing Yards
Total Yards
Passes
Penalties/Yards
Punts/Avg.


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Quarterback Hunter Nunnery makes good yardage off this keeper
play. He rushed for 27 yards against the Tornados.


Club Starts 1st Season


Beginning last fall a group ofr
parents decided they would hke to
have a soccer program in
Wewahitchka for the kids. After
talking,. to several ,difqfent
organizations parents O .the
children in the Wewa area decided


that it would be best if the teams,
could play under Bay County
Youth Soccer Associaion for the
See Soccer on page 12
'Sal '1 Saw'/ 7eSta.


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Wewa High


This Week The Gators Meet Carrabelle
VarsiCarrabele
Varsity Gae Time: 7:00 p.m. CST :
Fotba Where: At Home


JV Football
Sept. 19 6:00 At glountstown
Sept. 26. 6:00 :
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Middle Scchol Football
Sept 19 e 5:00 .
At Carter Parrdmore
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Ladies Volleyball
Sept.: 19 4:00/5:00 Home Carrabelle
Sept. 24 4:00/5:00 *
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Middle School Volleyball
Sept. 19.* 4:00 At Altha
Sept. 24 3:00 At Blountstown
Sept; 25 4:00 At Port St. Joe,
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639-6480,
Mon. -Sat. 7:00 am-8:00. pm
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Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique dining".
The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service 'restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to.
*mention Great Food) This is a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
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New Summer Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning Sunday: 1:00-8:00
(Thru Labor Day)


Soccer
From Page 11
first few years until the program
was well established. This
decision was made because there
are different sized fields for each,
different age group among many
other restrictions. Fundralsers
were started with much
cooperation from interested
parents. The desire of the group
was to at least get one team
together to start the program.
, This past summer registration
was held and there were enough
children for three co-ed teams in
three different age groups.
The first games have been.
played and even though everyone
played well only one Wewahltchka
team came out victorious and a
great time was enjoyed by all.
The goal next year is to have
eight teams so that there will be a
boys team and a girls team in
each age group instead of the co-
ed teams. Hopefully there will be
two teams in the U12 category so
those parents won't have to travel
to Panama City for practices.
Throughout the soccer
season, one outstanding player


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First Annual Heritage

Festival in Altha Oct. 5


Wewa Soccer League Players


: will be recognized from each team
every week. The coaches from
each team will pick the players
and their pictures will be
displayed in the paper. Wewa
Soccer Club and all parents
involved want the players to know
that they do a great job each
week, and they will all be
recognized this season. This
week's picks are:
Jay Smith. of the U6 age
group, played all positions (this
age group does not really play
specific positions) for the Harold's
Sparkplug team and scored six
goals in the game on Saturday. He.
was all over the field running from
one end to the other and playing
defense and offense. Keep on
hustling Jay!
Jay Shiver. of the U8 age
group. played goalie for the Phil's
Grill team most of the game and
blocked several of the other


of the Week


team's goals. He would do what it
took to get in front of the ball. He
hustled and showed that he
wanted to defend that goal for this
team. Great job Jay!
Brittney Weeks. of the LIIO
age group, played forward for the
Taunton's Truss team and
. showed that she wasn't afraid to
go after the ball and try to score.
Even though she was against
some big boys she almost scored
several times and never let up.
Brittney was also the team
captain for the game on Saturday.,
Keep up the good work Bnttney.
Many thanks to The Star.
Bay County Youth Soccer
Association, Phil's Grill for giving
each player of the week a free ice
creain of their choice, and to all
parents who have worked
diligently to begin a program to
help the youth of the Wewa
community.


NAP Coverage Deadlines

Announced by Farm Service

Noninsured Assistance Program as drought, excessive moisture, or
Coverage Available on Barley, Clover hurricane; an adverse tiatural
and Triticle occurrence such as earthquake or
The Farm Service Agency I *flood; or a condition related to
(FSA) is currently accepting damaging weather or adverse
applications for NAP coverage, natural occurrence such as
NAP provides financial assistance excessive heat or insect
to eligible producers affected by infestation. The natural disaster
natural disasters. This federally must occur before or during
funded program covers non- harvest and must directly affect
insurable crop losses and the eligible crop.
planting prevented by disasters. Applicants must pay a
Eligible disasters are any of the nonrefundable administrative fee
following: damaging weather such of Sl00 per crop. per county. Fees
are capped at 8300 per county not
to exceed S900 for farmers with
PEI Working on interest in multiple counties. Loss
ai]'_* must ber greater than 50 percent
Static Campaig-- of expected production a
The Petroleum Eupme coverage must have been
Thute Petroleum Equipmenton a campurchased 30 days prior to the
Institute is worry ang on a capeople coverage period. The application
paign to try and make people closing date is September 30,
aware of fires as a result of "sta-. 2002, for barley, clover and
tic" (that is, static electricity) at triticle. Failed crops, must be
gas pumps. They have researched reported within fifteen days after
150 cases of 'these fires. The the disaster thin fifteen days after
results were very surprising. ou For further information on
It is the vapors that come ou the NAP program, please contact
of the gas that cause the fire when the Calhoun-Franklin-Gulf and
contacting static electricity Liberty County FSA Office at
charges. 17413 NW Leonard Street,
Out of 150 cases, almost all of Blountstown, FL 32424. or call
the drivers were women. Almost 850-674-8388, or 800-243-9912.
all cases involved the person get- extension 6.


Historic City Celebrates
100 Years
On Saturday, October 5, 'the,
city of Altha, located in Northwest
Florida bet-een" Tallahassee and
"Panama City. will celebrate its
centennial with the First Annual
Heritage Festival. The festival will
take place at the Altha Area
Recreational Complex just north
of Altha on Bodiford Road. The
festival will begin at 8:00 a.m.
with authentic arts and crafts,
plenty of food. pony rides and
games for the children and live
entertainment.
Special features include a
truck pull. an antique tractor
show and tractor pull. antique car
show, a 1902 costume contest, a
quilt exhibit, storytelling, an
auction, history and genealogy
displays and an art show which
will highlight local talent.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement. a well-known
Calhoun County attraction. will
be in full gear with pioneer
exhLbits, demonstrations, and


entertainment providing older
members of the community with' *
memories of times past. These
cities will also provide the
younger, generation with new;. ;
learning experiences, giving them -,W
a glimpse of our yesteryears. ;
Live entertainment will be
provided by Southern Impact,
Calaboose Band. Wayne Martin,
Lisa Grice. Shenff's Posse. and
Backroads Blue. These musicians
-will perform musical styles of wide
variety including country, oldies.
Southern rock, gospel and
bluegrass.
The celebration will be an all
day. fun packed 'event so come
and bring the whole family-there
will be something for everyone.
Bnng lawnchairs for seating. All
proceeds and donations from the
festival will benefit the Altha Fire
Department and the Altha Area
Recreational Complex.
Volunteers, vendors and
anyone with questions may call
850-762 3900 or 850-762-3280
for more information.


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Capt. Erik Tomlinson (left) and Hugh Deputy speared these
cobias, weighing 40 and 60 pounds, respectively, in 120-feet of
water off Cape San Blas. The men, along with Robert Taylor, were
aboard the boat Team Killfish.

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Cylinders Find New Purpose as Fish Reefs


Local Industry Assists
Artificial Reef Systems Efforts
On September 17, local
industry and an area not-for-
profit organization will join forces
to expand the natural resources
in Gulf waters -bff the coast of
Mexico Beach. In this directive,
which has been in, the planning
stages for several months,


Panama City's Smurfit-Stone and
the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef
Association (MBARA), a 501 C3
not-for-profit organization, will
team up in efforts to expand the
artificial reef networks offshore
from Mexico Beach.
Smurfit-Stone is making the
generous donation of eighteen


(18)1 cylinders, weighing eighteen
tons (over 37,000 lbs.) each and
measuring twelve feet by twenty-
four feet each. The cylinders,
discarded following mill upgrades,
will take on a new existence as
aquatic homes for the many,
species of fish and marine life
found in local Gulf waters.
The MBARA. was formed in


January of 1997 and has since
deployed hundreds of artificial
reef, modules. The primary
function of the organization is the
.conservation and environmental
improvement of natural and
artificial marine reef systems in
the Gulf of Mexico near Mexico
Beach. The organization functions
.econdarily to conduct and
promote scientific research and
evaluation of reef designs,
biomass development and fish
production. The MBARA also'
serves as a conduit for educating
the public on the.. importance of
reef systems to the marine
ecosystem and the positive impact
they have on' the coastal
communities where they are built.
MBARA Deployment Director
Captain Chip Blackburn. stated
with gratitude, "It's partnerships
like this one with Smurfit-Stone
that give our organization the
edgb in artificial reef, develop-
ment."
The MBAIRA conveys tre-
mendous thanks to Smurfit-
Stonets Plant Engineer Xelle
Wyble, who has taken a key role.
in making the materials available.
and the joint venture possible,
and Jimmy Reinhardt of Deep
South Cranes for his major role in,
donating the crane and operator
for loading the barge.
Deployment will embark from
"the mill docks adjacent to


Smurfit-Stone on Tuesday, specific locations of the new ree
,September 17, weather permit- will be made available i
ting. The materials will be distribution immediately follow:
deployed at the .Car Bodies reef the- deployment. Visit tI
locations, approximately six miles MBARA's website .at www.mbai
offshore from Mexico Beach. The org.
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Dr. Tim Nelson (center) from the Port St. Joe Animal Clinic received the 2002 Beautification Award
from Rex Buzzett (left) of the Downtown Redevelopment Agency. The award, begun several years ago.
recognizes beautification efforts by downtown merchants. At right is Chad Noles of Noles Landscaping,
which did the landscaping work at the Animal Clinic.


Dr. Oksanen Scores High Marks

in Recent Recertification Exams


This has been a recertification
year for Dr. Owen D. Oksanen. In
addition to the;, usual annual
hospital medical staff reappoint-
ment process, and the require-
ment. to re-license every other
year as a medical doctor with the
State of Florida, Dr. Oksanen
maintains qualifications as a
breath alcohol technician. -a
Senior Myodical Examiner for the
FAA. and:ftlediqa Review Officer
(MRO)-a nalaon$l certification for
physicians involved in state and
federal drug testing programs.
Dr. Oksanen is a Fellow of the
American Academy of,. Family
Physicians and a- long.-standing
member of the Florida Academy of
-Family Physicians. He also
maintains Board Certification
status as a Diplomate with the,
American ..Board of Family
Practice (ABFP)-an indication of
the completion of postgraduate
residency training in his, chosen
area of specialty and passage of
the specialty certification exam.
The Medical Review Officer
certification ordy lasts for five
years. The ABFP certification has
to be retaken every six or seven
years to maintain "currency.
Because this exam is also' an
excellent educational tool,. Dr.
Oksaunen elects to take his
specialty boards every six years-
and has done so every sLx years
since 1978.
This summer, Dr. Oksanen


sat for both .the MRO ahd the
Family Practice Board recerti-
fication exams., He has just been
notified that he was successful,
yet again, for both._ Given the
nature of his practice in Port St.
Joe, it is with certain pride that he-
would like to share his high score
of a 92 percentile in geriatrics.
This means that Dr. Oksanen


scored better than 92% of all the
family physicians that took that
section of the recertification exam
nationwide this year.

Dr. Oksanen. continues. his .
private practice of family medicine
in Port St. Joe. He is the Chief of.,
Staff this year at Gulf Pines,
Hospital.


Niceville To Host Mullet Festival


The 26th Annual Boggy
Bayou Mullet Festival promises a'
great time for the entire family,
with entertainment, the highest
quality fine art and home hand-
crafts, and: a staggering array of
,food concessions. Lots of hungry
mullet fans will consume this
humble fish that has played such
an important role in both the local
economy and in the general
'nutrition of our culture. This
celebration of food and fun will
take place on the weekend of
October 18-20.
Kicking off the fesbvities on
Friday night will be Little Big
Town. After a great show last year,
Trick Pony will be headlining this
year's festival on Saturday night.
Also appearing on Saturday night
will be Emerson Drive and Daron
Norwood. V-Mountainr Heart, will
appear on Sunday afternoon and
Ricky Skaggs will close out the
festival that evening.


The annual Mullet Festival is
held at the intersection ; of
Highway 85 North and College
Boulevard.
For detailed information on
entertainers and other activities.
visit the City of Niceville's website
at www.niceville.org'
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Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festial Oct. 19


The Dnftwood Inn will host
the Fourth Annual Mexico Beach
Art & Wine Festival on Saturday,
October 19. beachside on the
veranda behind the Driftwood
inn. The event begins at 3:00 p.m.
CST and will feature fine artists
from all over the southeast.
Attending guests will enjoy a
superb art show. live blues
performed by nationally renowned


Attitudes toward dental care
start early. If a parent is ambiva-
lent about oral hygiene or dental
checkups, the child will pick up on
those subtleties from imitating
and identifying with the parent.
This process occurs from age 2
to 5.
At home, try to make brush-
ing fun. Brush your own teeth
right along with junior to make
sure he- does it properly.
Reinforce positive behavior.


entertainer Carole Kelly and an
exciting live auction featuring
beautiful fine art as well as a
number of surprise Items not.
before featured at this event. Fine
wines will be on sale by the glass
and bottle. Beer. pizza and soft
drinks will also be on sale.
Artists pay no entry fee. but
are encouraged to donate one of
their pieces for the live auction.,


Attitudes Start

Early

Set up a reward system for
such activities as brushing teeth
and putting toys away.
Give your child a star for each
completed task. Eventually, a
compliment will do.
Make brushing a part of the
daily routine. You might tell a bed-
time story before or after brush-
ing.
Start dental visits early. Kids
are less likely to develop poor
dental habits if taken to the den-
tist early on.
Finally, watch what you say to
young kids. Avoid threats like, "If
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Last year's event boasted over
thirty artists displaying their work
and vying for over $1,300 in prize
money. This year, the prize money
has increased and should attract
an even larger number ofiartists.
Guests won't want to miss the
opportunity to purchase fine art,
as well as collector's wine glasses,
t-shirts and posters.designed by
noted artist Tom Wood and a CD
by the performing artist; Carole
Kelly. All net proceeds will go to
the "Best Blast on the Beach" 4th
of July fireworks show in Mexico'
Beach.
Tickets for the event, on sale
for a donation of S10 per person.,
can be purchased at the Mexico
Beach CDC office or at the
Driftwood Inn.
The festival promises to be
Mexico Beach's most exciting
event of the year. For more
information call 1-888-723-2546
or 648-8196.

A Call To Artists
Cash Prizes, No Entry Fee
At 4th Annual Mexico Beach
Art & Wine Festival
Artists are invited to enter
their works for judging in the
Fourth Annual NlMe.,xico Beach Art
& Wine Festival to be hosted by
the Dnftwood Inn on Saturday.
October 19.
The application deadline is
October 15. On the day of the
show, artists will be allowed to set
up from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m
CST for showtime beginning at
3:00. p.m. CST beachside on the
veranda behind the Driftwood
Inn.
No fee will be charged to
entering artists; however, a
donation of one piece of art for the
live auction will be greatly,
appreciated. Last year's event
boasted over thirty artists
displaying their work and vying


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Military Tax Relief
Bill Passes Finance
Committee
The SenateF Commit-.
tee. has unanimously approved
H.R. 5063, the Armed Forces Tax'
Relief Act, which includes a tax
provision sponsored bry Senator
Bob Graham, D-Florida, that will
help military families qualify for a
tax exclusion on the sale of a
home.
In 1997, Congress passed the
Taxpayer Relief Act, 'which
included a provision to help
taxpayers to exclude the 'profit
they made when selling ,their
hdme. In order to qualify the
homeowner must live in the
residence for at least two of the
five years preceding the sale.


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MINORCO,


for over $1,300 in prize money.
This year, the prize money has
increased to $2,100 ,cash and
more artists are expected to enter.
Categories for entries are oils
and acrylics. watercolors, pastels,
sculpture/dimensional, pottery/
craft, and photography/digital.
Judging will be done by an
out-of-town panel of judges to be
announced.
To obtain an application or for
more Information, contact the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council, Inc., toll.
free at 1-888-723-2546 or locally
at 850-648-5126.

Creature Of the
Black Lagoon
Returns
The "creature" is coming
home to the black lagoon for a
reunion with his lady love of
nearly fifty years.
Ben Chapman, Gill-Man from
the classic film, is the featured
guest of Creaturefest November 8-
10 at Wakulla Springs State Park,
about fifteen miles south of
Tallahassee. The mysterious
black lagoon featured in several
film productions including the
Creature and Tarzan series is
actually the world's largest
natural spnng.
"Creature From the Black
Lagoon." a 1954 production, will
be featured along with other films
of Director Jack Arnold including
"Revenge of the Creature,"
"Tarantula," "Monster on
Campus" and "It Came from
Outer Space." "Abbot and Costello
Meet the Creature," a 20-minute
comedy short film also will be
shown.
The creature's "love." actress
Julie Adams. has shared the
screen with other leading men
including Charlton Heston, Elvis
Presley, John Wayne and Jimmy
Stewart. Her enduring friendship
with creature Chapman, has
lured Adams out of retirement for
this public reunion with the Gill-
Man at the black lagoon.
Ginger Stanley who currently
resides in Orlando, created the
now-legendary underwater ballet
sequence in the original film. As
Stanley swims across the surface
her silhouette casts shadows on
the creature who mimics her
actions.
Festival sponsors. the Tal'Ja-
hassee Filmp Society and Friends
of Wakulla Springs. recommend
bringing a radio for FM sound and
a lawn chair. Three ticket
packages are available.
The S50 VIP package is
limited to' 65 persons per night.
Tickets are still available for
Sunday night, November 10. The
following day is Federal Veteran's
Day observance which creates, a
three-day weekend for many
workers. The VIP package
includes after-hours park admis-
sions for all three days including
access to all movies: twilight river
cruise of filming locations of
Tarzan and Creature movies:
"Creature" banquet at Wakulla
Lodge with Chapman, Adams and
Stanley: special showing of
"Creature From the Black
Lagoon," and access to meet-and-
greet tables with performers and
memorabilia dealers.
The S12.50 .weekend pass
includes after-hours park
adrmssion to all three days of
Creaturefest. including access-to
all movies: access to meet-and-
greet tables and memorabilia
dealers: and twilight river cruise
of filming locations for Tarzan and
Creature movies.
The $6.00 day pass (84 for 12
and under) includes after-hours
Spark admission for a single day of
Creaturefest: access to that day's
film presentation: and access to
the meet-and-greet tables and
memorabilia dealers.
S For tickets go to www.
SCreaturefest.com or email
tallahasseefllms@hotmall.com."
Lodging and area information
: available from the Tallahassee
Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau, 1-800-628-2866, 850-
413-9200 or visit the bureau's
webslte wvww.seeTallahassee.com.











































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Tropical Storm Hannah left much of Gulf County unscathed, with the only areas experiencing damage on the south Gulf County beaches
where storm tides and wave action.contributed to beach erosion. In the photo above, the high berm of granite rocks is the only thing between
the Gulf of Mexico and the C-30E roadbed at the Stump Hole. In the inset photo wave action had washed away sand and some sand fencing.



Hannah Causes Little Damage


*,
by Tim Croft '
Hanna turned out to be fairly
'demure as tropical storms go for
Gulf County
Though the county felt some,
stiff winds and was drenched with
several inches of rain. damage
was virtually non-existent and
problems normally associated
with a tropical storm negligible.
In part that was due to.
Hanna's westward stumble across
the Gulfof Me.ico before making
landfall near Mobile. Ala.


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gency Management Director Larry
Wells there were no reports of
flooding this side of Wakulla
County and little in the way .of
reported damage.
I don't have a lot," Wells said
concerning reports of damage or
other problems over the weekend
:as Hanna washed ashore. _'\Ve.
were spared."
Wells said his office received
one report of sand in a home on
Cape Sari Bias. but added that


though he had not seen or heard
a report on the extent of the dam-
age, it was apparently minimal.
There was no serious Ilooding
in the county and no reports of
widespread. or isolated for that
matter, power outages.
Wells added that rainfall in


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


COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P "Rocky Comforter
L.D.271818
(850); 227-1818


THEBANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
, For All Your Financial Needs
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APALACHICOLA
NORTHERN RAILROAD
A St. Joe Company


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


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


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


MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98 ;
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


Mt. Zion Hosts
Musical Program
Pastor Bailey and the MNit. Zion
.,., ,,' Missionary Baptist Church family
invites all to a musical program
Son Saturday, 'September 21. at
.6:30 p.m. EST. Guests on the pro-
gram, will be the Spiritual
Harmonizers. from Greater
S Friendship Church of Panapa
S City;,,, NewBethel A.M.E. Church
_I._ ..Choir; Ginger Coulter of Eastpoint
AChurch of God. and the Voices of
4,Deliverance from Gulf Count..
A" Please come out and join MNIt.
'.Zionand these spiritual singers
as, the. present praises to the
"" Lord's Holy name.


Revival Revival:
The North.Port St.. Joe Young.
Adult Community Choir will have
their annual revival September
23-27. Services will be held at the
Church of' G6d in ,Christ on
Avenue D, starting at 7 p.m.
Rev. J. Haley. host pastor,
and Sis. Linda Bullock. choir
president invite the'community to.
come out and be restored, revived
and renewed.

First.Church of
NAOMI & THE SEGOS Nazarene tO Sponsor,
on rt .'Highland View Baptit

Concert at ew Bapt Silent Auction
Fie youth department of the


The legendary gospel singing
group. Naorm and the Segos will
be perfoBrmng at the Highland
View Baptist Church on
Thursday. September 19, at 7
p.m The congregation would like


to 'extend a special invitation to
everyone to come and bnng your
whole family and all of your
fnends to expenence this amazing
music ministry. You'll be glad you
didL The church is located at, 382
Ling Street in Highland View.


HOPE Family Worship Center '
A PenreccL-'sl Ho.hnes_ Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port Sc. lIe
Pa t-,r, .larc Sturdcivan Church Office 227-1493
,inJ.. h l -.i. .. m
:' .. Sunday Mrin \e\:rs :.h .. .. .,.. '11:00. a.m.
-" i.Lr, E i l ,, Se 'r ice "... .-,. :. .". 6. 'l p, .. .

We Invite You to Come,,
Experience the Pow er of Pentecost With'Us


First United Methodist Church
Sof exic Beach
S 11.North 22nd Street *,Mexico Bedch,,FL 3241 '
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional .. :. .......... .. .... 9:00 a.m C.
Contemporar,.. ..... ... .. ........... 1:1 00 a.m. CT .
pen 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

S++ 1 ST. JAMES'
+ EPISCOPAL CHURCH-

r ,, 800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
S.00 and 11:00 a.m. .EST) Sunday School 9:45
S._ Child Care Provided for at 11:00
Sw1 v'.5stiamesepiscopa lchurch.org


God'
lov

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hihe


Discover God',s Love!


Discover God's Love! ,
Everyone welcome

OLn- Avenue '
B PT T C H UR H \
1601 Long Avenue, Port.St. Joe 229-8691 o" '
Worship Sundays-at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. "
Bible Stidy .-. Siirida', a t 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all age's)
Wednesday. Children & YoutliMissions at7 p.m..
Pru)er nil Bible 5lu.i 7,p. ,
S.-. .:' Adult Praise Chdir at 8 p.m.' ;
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR


ii.'i,-.r-r church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:


.382 Ling Street Highland View
SPort St. Joe, Florida 52456
.(&50)227-1506 5n S u Iy5 1ool 9:45 am.
l ". Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING0 GOD00 CHURCH HIS WAY! Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


Port St. Joe First Church
Nazarene uwill sponsor a
auction on Saturday, Sep
21 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.
auction is being held t
money sq that the teei
tend .Nazarene Youth C


of the
a silent
ptember
m. The
o raise
ns can
congress.


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

to be held this year in Dallas.
Texas The Youth Congress is held
ever,' our \ears.
There are many items to be
auctioned off-everything' from
food items to quilts, fishing
equipment. certificates, and other
valuable items. The church is


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

annual chicken BBQ Friday, Sept.
20 from 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets, can'
be purchased from any member of
the Methodist Mens' Club or at
the church office for $5.
Also. the ladies will be holding,
their bake sale at the same time.


located at 2 420 Long Avenue. For Children Invited
more information. contact' the
rc h at 229-6886., to Join Caravan

Thompson Temple Christian Club.


to Host Women's
and Men's Day
Thompson Temple First Bor
Church of the Living God wi
Celebrate their annual Women
and Men's -Day on Sunday
September 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Evangelist Brenda Kennedy
Bonifay will be the guest speaker
This year's colors, are red. while
and blue. Everyone is welcome.

Gospel Sing
The public 'is invited to
songfest Saturday, September 2
at 7 p.m. at Zion Fair Missionaj
Baptist Church, 280 Avenue C i
Port St., Joe. "Group-. from th
local community and Apalachicol
will be participating.
It is not too late to ge
involved'. If 'ou or somineone yo
know would like to take part
please contact Trevor North. You
cooperation and support i
needed and will be greatly appre
ciated. This program is spotisore
by Project Mold-a-Male/Fe"male.

UMC Mens BBQ
The First United Methodis
men will be holding their sem


BEACITBAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembl. 9 45 i m Bible Study ill aJes 10 in
Morning Worshipill a m Etening \Vorhip c, p ini
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.i Prayer Meeting & Youth Group p m
"0 asra nd Please accept [rb i 'nvirarion ro tu us l in t o : rhip Goud bless you,
Pastor David Nichols Church 64"-5026 Home "69-8725


^ ^ .^EVERYONE WELCOME! ^ I^


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS .


Singing:
.9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday'


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe,. FL 32457
Corner of 20Oth Street & Mar vin-Aventie


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Roinans io'

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ-
Meets At 2241 Hwvy. 71 South, WVewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sundayv Bible Stud .. . .9:00 a.m. CT
SuindaAd Worship ......... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Shady ............. 7:00 p.m. CT


_ t- FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
"T W 508 Sixteenth Street 22"-17'56
"* ''" Sixieenlh Streel /
Sunday Worship . .. 10 a.m. -
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m. 0
Adult School . . 11a.m. "
*Sunday School ,
*Young Cildn .. .


Pastbr Rev. J. Reid Can illro


H.ghv.. 71.' Cecil Coit.n Sr Bld/


The Potter's House
" "Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Bo0 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 3 PM.. ............ ..... .. Sunday School
Sunday 4 PM .......... ...... .... Evangelistic Service
Wednesday 7 PM ....... .... ....... .. Bible Study ,
SRodney G. Leamon, Pastor
S 850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
SBroken Spirits, Hearts Lies CAN e mendedl


Caravan is a quality Chnstian
program for children in first
through sixth .grades. It includes
aspects of both a:. club, and a
n' scouting-type organization with
ll niembership requirements, group
Is pledges, special signs, badges,
Y, and advancement with oppor-
tunities to earin top awards.
of Thepurpose, of Caravan is to
r. :help children develop as God
te planned. physically,. socially,
mentally and spintually.
Caravan will meet ever Wed-
nesdav from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
beginning October 2 at the First
a Church of the Nazarene. 2420
1, Long Avenue, across from the
r. high school track in Port St. Joe.
in All children in grades one
le through six are invited to loin. A


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

fee of 81.000 will be due by.
October 9. Register by calling
227-3116 or 229-9596.

Autumn Auction'
New Harvest Fellowship is
sponsoring an Autumn Auction
Saturday, October 5 at the
Wewahitchka Community Center.
Preview of auction items
begins at 3 p.m. CT with the auc-
tion to start at 5 p.m. Included are
household items, tools, glassware,
crafts. china, collectibles, plants
*sporting goods and much more.
Concessions of hamburgers.
chili, nachos.: homemade,
desserts,. tea and coffee will be
sold..
All proceeds go, to; the New
Harvest Fellowship Building
Fund. For more information call
: 639-9698. ,
Senior Citizens to
Conduct Outreach
Sept. 24
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will conduct Outreach on
Tuesday. September 24. at
Duren's Piggly Wiggly in Port St.
Joe from 16:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


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


Join us in t'orship...
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
. Iistroui r ebsife at: Iamilvlifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe .


M-, I -".d ""
0" Family Life Church
V .atI I :i., 3

229-LIFE (54331


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
... ,. Brent Vickery, Pastor '. .
Al. sBuddr CoA wel. Benjamin Roberts
Mrlrner ot lusc & Education, Minister ".:- S'dsni:


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Sunday School : . . . 9 45 amr
Worship Service .. ... .1 10 am
Disciple Training '; ... . 6.00 pm
Evening Worship ... . .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... ... 6:30 pm


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


j


"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Cfrange'He arts in a Changing Community"

FAITH BIBCE H(URCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, P.stor ",
Sunday School .... .. ...... .. ,*- -*. .. .. 10:00 a.r .'
Sunday Morlng.S ryice .. . ......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 9e'-V.;*. ................ :6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN COOL


Constitittion anid Monument
SPort St. foe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHr
Sunday School :. ... 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a m. Fellbwship ... ... 6:00 p.m.
SEienihg Worship ...... 7:30 p.m. .
(850) 227-1724 \Wednedajy Choir Practice ....7:30 p rn
Re%. Jesse Evans Robert E. Do%\%ns, r. ianaSealey ,
PASTOR Choir Director Youth Cihildren's Director

SBut those who hope in the Lord
will'renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 4031
Upstairs Qaptial City Bank Building
Sunday -BibIe Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m,
S Casual Attire always welcome,
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us, (in members'homes)',
Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227:1180
Grace Baptist Church. www.GraceEagles.org -



F P, "A PoC of Victor y"

Fl ^ FiAs\ C c of 0fKe. azae'ne
2420 Long Avenue Pot+ St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-95-96
Sunday School .. l10am GLiv. unto the14brd 'le 1lo.-
Sunday Morning Worship ............ .. II1 a.m. J e His niaime, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ....... . 6 p.m. Lord ;n the beauly of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2


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Geez, so much to do and so lit-
tle time-and money All of you
seniors can relate to what I'm talk-
ing about. Break out the check-
books, guys! Last Thursday, the
Herff Jones representative met
with the seniors and distributed
graduation announce- .
ment ordering informa- ,.
tion packets. He will
return on Friday,
September 20 from 9-11
a.m. to order graduation ..,.d *
invitations. An $80
deposit is required. -
If you were a.pro-
crastinator and never
got around to ordering a
yearbook last year,
there are a few extras.
The cost is $40 but HURRY before
they are all gone. They are selling
like hotcakes. See Mrs. Weimorts
for more 'information.
OK, guys and gals, get ready
because College Day is coming up!
The date is September 20, the
place, is, the commons area, and
yes, parents are invited to attend
as well. Times are:
Seniors: 9-9:30 a.m.; Juniors:
9:30-10 a.m.; Freshman and
, Sophomores: 10-10:30 a.m.
While. we are 'on the college
stibject, Gulf Coast will be hosting.
College Night September 19, from
6-8 p.m. CDT. The event will be
held in the Student Union East
Building at GOCC Panama City
Campus.. There-lwill be over 50.col-
leges and universities from around
the', United 'States attending.'
College Night is FREE and open to
the public.
Ok students, it's confession.
time. What exactly did you do with
those progress reports that were
sent. home on September 9th??
Parents, if there are any .questions
regarding the whereabouts of your
child's progress report. or if you
just need to set up a conference
wvith -a particular teacher, call-
Guidance. I'm sure they would not
inind helping out.
If there are any 10th.and 11th"


graders that plan to get a good
career by going to college, they
need to take the PSAT on October
19th. Registration will be October
7-11.
Speaking of major tests, any
student planning on taking 'the
ACT October 26th, regis-
tration deadline .is
September 20. For the
SAT .at. Bay High on
t November 2, the registra-
tion deadline is
. September 27.
-" Keyette dues ($5) are
to be turned in ASAP! We
need. them for initiation.
'', NHS dues are to be
turned in at the end of
this month! Keyette initiation will
be on October 1st at the, middle
school football game.

HOMECOMING NEWS"
Can I. have a drum roll
please?l? And now... the moment
that you've all been waiting for. It's
time for the announcing of the
2002-2003 :Homecoming Court.
They are, in no particular order:
Anna Tankersley, Shanna Wester,
Kayla Jefferson, Carah Brock,
Sherry Foster, .Margaret Gibson,
'Carla Johnson, Santana Harris,
Jennifer Raffield, Erica Hernandez
and Katie Geoghagan.
'Congratulations, ladies, we
are all very proud of youl
Homecoming week is September
23-27. We will all be dismissed
early that Friday, September 27.
All of the following times are EST.
North Port St. Joe Elementary.
12:30: Port St. Joe Elementary.
12:35: Port St. Joe Middle School,
12:50: and Port St. Joe High
School. 1 p.m. "Elementary
school breakfast and lunch will be
served on Friday. ,
Thank you all for taking time
out of your busy schedules to read
this week's Shark Talk. Take care
arid tune in next week for more
- exciting high school news, same
Shark paper. same Shark page.
God Bless and have a great weekly


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2002 PAGE 3B


College Day Friday at St. Joe High

Port ,St. Joe High School is secondary plans. Representatives Seniors will be dismissed attend are encouraged to do so.
once again hosting the area from over 70 institutions have from classes to attend at 9:00 Parents attending earn five Gulf
College/Career Day. The guidance been invited to attend,- as well as a.m. and juniors will be dismissed County Scholarship points for
staff coordinating this program those from various branches of at 9:30 a.m. Sophomores and their child. Parents should check
deems it to be very helpful to the armed services. This event will freshmen will be dismissed from in at the welcome table provided
students and their parents in take place or. Friday; September 10:00-10:30 a.m. to attend. for them at the school's entrance
making decisions regarding post- 20. Parents of students wishing to for further information.


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Dolphin News
School pictures will be taken
on Thursday, September 27.
Information will be sent home.
Early dismissal: Due to Port
St. Joe High School's Home-
coming, school will be dismissed
at 12:30 p.m. on Friday,
September 27.
Fall break: School will not be
held October 14 through 18 due
to Fall break.
S Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on,
Friday. October 25. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227- 1221.
Our teachers now have voice mail
and can receive messages at any
Time. ,
Fall Festival: The annual Fall
Festival will be held'. on Friday,
October 25 at the Centennial
Building.'
Tutoring in reading ,and
homework assistance is available
to students in grades 3. 4:and 5 at
Port St. Joe Elementary School on
Tuesday and. Thursday from
2:10;to 3:15 p.m. in the CCC lab.
For more information contact
Minnie Likely at 229-1624. -
General -Mills box tops are
being collected. Please send them
in to the school.


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Faith Christian School


Faith Christian Sch0opl partic-
ipated in the observance of Patriot
Day on September 11. in memory
of the tragic attack on our nation
last year. The school was full of
red, white and blue on students.
walls, and doors. Grades five and
up attended the town's memonal
, ceremony at the courthouse
where Mitch Bouington. father of
pne of our students, played Taps
at the end of the program. Our
younger students sang patriotic .
songs and prayed for our country '
m their individual classrooms at 9'
a.mr. ,
S The annual Christmas cards
sale is off and running Parents.
we do appreciate your help in this
most important fund raising pro-
ject of the year. The students are
excited and a. lot of sales have
already been made. There is a
greater selection of gift items this S
year, so this is a good time to do
some -Christmas shopping and
help the school at the same time.
The sales and contests will end
*next week.
The election of officers of the
.Parent Teacher Fellowship.was
held at their- meeting on
September 9. Sissy Godwin was,
elected president and Diane Pitts,
vice president. Secretary and trea-
surer will be' Carolyn Royal and
Mazie Stone. Classroom represen-.
tatives are Diane Lanier, Traci
Rowell. Tammy Dinan, Angela
Bouington, Kathe Jones, Dianie'
Pitts, and Lewana Wiley. There is
still- a need of representatives in
classrooms K-3, grades one, seven
!and eight.
The Classroom Angel program
has already generated funds
toward classroom and playground
improvement. iMany .classes have
no sponsors 3%t; so if you would- '"
like to be a Classroom Angel or
know someone who would like to
sponsor a particular class or
make an undesignated contribu-
tion, please contact the, teacher,
any of the officers, or the school
office.
The PTF will also be honoring
our staff at the Teacher Christmas
,Dinner in December and the
Teacher Appreciation Banquet in
March. We are truly blessed by
this organization and are so grate-
ful for all who volunteer their.
time, talents,, and" money for the
betterment of our school. The next
meeting will be held on October 7,
a week early due to the fall break.
Friday, September 20, will be
picture day. You may wear school
clothes or you may dress up for
these pictures.


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garagq Open deck Cil dining area and :creen porch
oil kiich.n Beaur.Ll ) lardicaped \ell r, ar.ia,r.ned
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129 Bellamy Circle Port St. Joe Well-maintained
home in nice neighborhood on large lot. 4 BR/2 BA with.
extra room which has jacuzzi hot tub that could be
office, or 5th BR. Screened porch, family, room, living
room. Very economical gas stove, heat, and hot water,
CH/A, beautiful brick fireplace with gas logs in family
room. Carport. MUST SEE! $195,000. MIS#93073


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-ppr.'imarelv 66 6 80 lo and buldrig aith good park'
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2000 DCA modular home 26'x60', easy walk to beach.
On two 50'x100' landscaped lots. Custom built by
Homes of Merritt, top-of-the line. Has den with wood
burning fireplace. Split floor plan with lots oF amenities,
Plans in office. $174,900. MLS#92418


106 S.25th St. Mexico Beach Er.o,' .pera.:ular
....rne; i rc.mn large elegant til-drerra,'ean :ile GI.ULF
.FRONT home 3 BR,'2 5 B4-. large ,cr'een porch c.n
ground le.el. and large deck on li.'.nge |.el
.yeneJulean barrel ule roo f Ur.que and tfun-dI.,,nal
f.lor plan -i 3-' av lir plao.e i-. Inq,. d,n.ng
kI.chen area and 2 a.'a, replace ,n Mo.ier Br an'd
Ba Tc.pc.f ik-e Ir.,- appliance; J man ele.ai- c 'r,.al,
lie ,Turch ea..er 5995,000. MLS#93792.


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FIc.,',da be-a:h ,:.:.ag ,ih :pe.:taa:ulor Gull ',e.-
Fro, frr. ,r ,cr ,n p:.r.:k! P.bl.: b.' a:h aF ::e. across,
Ht/, 98 ar.O home CH/A. Also, has 1 BR/i BA
.mall cc,.nage n rear 4hich rents by month. On two
' Iar' lfor 100 ci h.gh a, fromage House up on
bluff: $479,500. MLS#92934


106 S. 28th Street -Mexico Beach 3 BR/2 5 BAh rne
with spectacular view. Screened porch, deck, patio, shal-
low'well fbr rgal.a:r, 5575.000. MLS#91738


175 Whiling Streel Highland View Near ln.le 3 BP,'
BA home with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, CH/A, in
first block of Bay! Great get-away'or year round living.
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dedicated beach. Beautifully landscaped has
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Port St. Joe Elementary Part of Peacebuilders


Port St. Joe Elementary will
participate in a Peacebuilders
Assembly. program on Friday,
September 20 from 1:20 p.m. to
2:00 p.m. ET in the school gym.
The purpose of the program is


to share the importance of being a
Peacebuilder at home, at school
and in the community.
Students will sing the Peace-
builders Promise song and recite
the Pledge of Allegiance to the


2002-2003 Student Government Officers are pictured: (1 to r)::
Secretary, Kaley Wilder; President, Chelsey Walker; Vice-President,
Megan Gannon.


American Flag. There will be
presentations by the kindergarten
and first grade students, followed
by a presentation by a D.A.R.E.
officer.
The second grade will follow
with their presentation, followed
by the third grade Peacebuilders.
essay winner. The junior varsity
cheerleaders will then perform
followed by the fourth- and filth-
.grade Peacebuilders essay win-
ners.
Mr. Wilder will speak and the
cheerleaders will cheer again,
followed by dismissal.

PSJ NJROTC
News
By: Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
Port St. Joe's NJROTC unit
has been continuously operative
in the community through various
activities. Cadet Ensign Randy
Boddye, Cadet Seaman Jeremy,
Hart, Cadet, Petty Officer First
Class Hillarv Van Zant, and Cadet


Students at Port St. Joe Elementary School voted last week for
Student Government Officers. Mrs., Linda Griffin, Supervisor of
Elections, assisted students in the voting process. Pictured above,
casting her ballot, is 5th grader Tori Avent with Mrs. Griffin.


Master Chief Petty' Oficer B.J:
Pierce participated in colorguard
. by presenting the Amencan flag
during the high school's assembly
for September 11.


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PSJ High School
Homecoming
Parade Friday 27th
The ,2002 Port St. Joe High
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take place on Friday, September
27. The parade will begin at 3:30
p.m. EST. All floats, cars and
marching units should be in place
by 2:45 p.m. Anyone who wishes
to participate in the parade
should contact Gary Howze at the
Port St. Joe High School at 229-
6177.
School Readiness
Coalition Meeting
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p.m. ET at the Gulf County School
Board OIS Building in Port St.
Joe. The agenda for this meeting
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financial report and approval of
minutes.
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meeting or agenda, contact Renea
Black at Early- Childhood Ser-
vices, Inc., 872-7550 extension'
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This Week At....

WE WAHITCHKA

MIDDLE SCHOOL


The Wewa Middle School
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
held its first organized meeting on'
August 29th. They were treated to
sub sandwiches, drinks, and
snacks. "During the upcoming
year they hope to perform several
community/school services. All
. middle school students are invited
to attend the meetings. '
The first Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT) meeting
was held Thursday. The students
were called out0of-class into the
* lunchroom.
-See You At The Pole" was at
7:00 a.m. Wednesday. in front of
the high school at the flagpole. A
small breakfast was served to
those who arnved early. Students
gathered around the flagpole and
prayed for thie community and
school. It was a totally ,optional
event, students did not have to
attend.
The eighth graders in' Ms.
Karen Hoover's class were,
assigned to do a project with'a
partner. They had to come up with'
a question to ask -100 people for
their opinion. With this
information they made a


frequency chart and used that
information to make either a
circle or bar graph. This project
was a great success.,
The girls. volleyball .- team
played .St.. Joe and Bristol last
week. Bristol was a win 15-1 and
two losses, 4-15 and 2-15. The
scores for St. Joe were all wins'
15-11, 15-0, 15-7, and 16-14.
Then they 'played Bristol and lost
twice 15-4 ..and '15-3. Coach.
Ropelis is' very proud of his, girls
and says they 'are. working hard
for their upcoming games. They.
Splayed Blountstov.n home and.
will meet Aitha away Friday. Next
they play Blountstown away at
3:00 on the 24th and St. Joe away
at 4:00' on the 25th. The -girls- :
wind up the season with Altha at
home at 4:00 on the 26th. .
The Wewa Middle. School
football team had a great turn out
for their game .against the
Carrabelle Panthers., They
brought home a victory of 38-0.
They play the Carter Parramore
Lions on after practicing and
focusing. Coach Flowers is very
. proud of his boys and 'says they
are working'hard for their game.'
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graders won the spirit contest.
They received footballs for their
win. The girls are working hard for
their next pep-rall' on the 26th
when the team. plays Carrabelle at
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On September 11, the school,
participated in the Day. of
Remembrance by holding a
school-wide pledge at the flag
pole, led by Coach Flowers. Eve'r
class participated in activities to,
commemorate those we lost one
year ago; Arielle Bragg's father,
Preston Bragg, who serves in the
I1..S Navy shared with Mr.
Ropelis's class about our
country's effort in the war on
terrorism. He also shared many
items he had acquired in a -ariety
of overseas counties. Students
,did art projects and writing,
pro ects in honor of this important
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There is no one cause of
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number of factors are involved-for
example, weaknesses in memory.
sequencing ability and hand-eye
skills. Dyslexic difficulties often
run in families, but they can also
be the result of particular circum-
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because of ear infections, that
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child may read fairly swiftly and
accurately, he or she may not
readily take in the "meaning of
what is read. Passages have to be
read through several times to get
their detailed meaning. There may
be a lack of confidence about
spelling, and writing a lengthy
piece. It As hard to transfer- the
ideas into written form on the
page in a clear and well organized
way. .
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short-term memory is poor, one
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ple, one might write letters or
numbers down, in the wrong
Order, omit letters from words; or
words from sentences, and find it
hard to look up things in dictio-
naries. It may be easy to confuse
left and right. Difficulties of this
nature are called dyspraxia.
-4) Reactions to these difficul-
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PSJPD N4
Angela L. Garrett,
St. Joe. was arrested
11 on :wo act(:ivearra
ture to appear in Bay
answer charges of pas
less checks. ..
Ronald Edgar Col
St. Petersburg. was
September 12 for l]
scene of a crash wit
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license
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Branson. 39 of St. Joe
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retail theft.


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' attempts to run dcov
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". .... :On Sepltember- 8, officers
S25 of Port responded to a 911 call of a male
September -i (later identified as William
nts for fail- McDaniel) chasing a female (later'
County to identified as Carolyn Shrewsbury)
sing worth- around the lard while she was on
the 911 call. Deputies learned '
Ilins. 58 of .that MlcDaniel and Shrewsbury
s arrested engaged in an argument about
having the her driving when McDaniel struck
h property her in the head and' jaw. '
lid drivers Shrewsbury called for 'help and
'was chased around the yard.
SSteven E. McDaniel was taken into custody
Beach. was arid transported to the county jail.
under the Hit & Run 2 '
hitfield. 2,3,. Onr September- 15, 'officers
Arrested for invesUgated another domestic dis-
turbance. Mary Linton states that.
After an evening out with William
at Linton she decided it was time to
eat ,. go ,home. William later arrived.
demanding the keyss to the van.
il She gave them to him and he,
11. 'David began hitting her several times.
based Martin., He then left in the van but wvas
sers around located a short time later and
-am him. arrested for domestic battery on
ed to have signed complaint's.
ies ,in' his You can run but you can't hide
in Bater. On September 15,. officers ,
oi signed ;.chased' a vehicle into the
.i. ghland\iew area where three'L
bailed out and ran on foot. Capt.
Nugent and K-9 Casey were called
to assist as well as Gulf Cls K-9
uit. Three men matching the
Sdescnpion of the three that ran
S were seen;. Officers attempted to
approach the three when they ran
again., All three were taken into
custody. It was learned that thev
Were in possession of a stolen
vehicle. They were charged with
grand theft auto and warrants are
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ES: Dustin B. Pierce. failed to appear:,
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NMcLamore. burglary' of occupied
dwelling. violation of injunction.
and child support; Joshua C.


Reagan,'burglary;.

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Hamilton, criminal registrant:,
Karen: J. .Ashab'ranner. ,criminal'
registrant. Lonnie H NMcLamore,
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Yand. criminal .registrant..
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revoked. .. ., '" \ : '
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Da\id W. Jamerson. aggravated
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Stefon Sims. resisptng an officer
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Matthew A. Sasser, violation of
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September 15th: William E.
Linton.. domestic batten'ry Charles
L. bowv i/-and theft auto: Brad,
Gathers. grand theft auto: Steven
.D.. Brown. grand theft auto:
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license suspended or revoked:
Jern- J. Filmore, -child support,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2002 PAGE 7B


by Tim Croft
Wewahitchka Elementary
School's Fine Arts Academy will
live to play another year.
By a 4-1 vote at its recent
monthly meeting, the Gulf County
School Board approved continu-
ipg the Fine Arts Academy at
this time comprised entirely of
piano classes taught by local res-
ident Robin Stroud for at least
another year. ,
During a- workshop last
month and again at its monthly
meeting, Superintendent of
Schools Jerry Kelley and, some
board members, particularly
board chairwoman Charlotte
Pierce, who cast the dissenting
vote, expressed concern about the
continuation of the program,
Vhich will be entering its fifth
year.
'Those concerns existed on
several levels: the effect those
classes would have on FIE, or the.
school's full-time equivalent stu-
dent count on which state fund-
ing is based; :equity and fairness
cqnperning access to the pro-
gram, which is aimed at grades 3-
6, .and the propriety of having a
private provider working in the'
schools one. day a week.
S"My issue is that 'are you
going to allow (a private provider)
to do this." Kelley said. "Who do I
say can do it, who do I say can't
do ,it?"'
Stroud addressed some of
those concerns during the board
meeting. .. ,
Though she does not adver-,
tise it in a letter sent to parents
regarding the academy, she said
there are scholarships available'
for interested students based on
need..
The fee for the course is S45
per quarter. plus S6.50 for an
instructional book.
Stroud taught 13-15 students
last year. seven of whom received
scholarships to defray the costs.
'No one is turned away."
Stroud said. adding that the only
restriction a- student would
encounter is uieir access to a
practice instrument.


"If they want to take it, but
don't have the money, they take,
it,."Stroud said.
Given transportation issues
and the economics, Stroud said
her course "is so much cheaper"
for students when operated'
through the school.
Resident and mother Caroline
Husband expressed dismay that
the board was even considering
scrapping the program.
."The program has been a
major success," Husband said. "I
can't believe you would consider
canning a program that has been
a major success."
While Wewahitchka schools
have a band program, there is no
other music program available- on
the north end of the county.
, Husband's daughter, Laura.,
made an emotional plea that the.
program continue. -
Laura Husband' started in the
program as at seventh-grader and
has continued 'through high
school, an arrangement former
principal Dr., 'Bill- .Truby. had
okayed for several students who-
had hectic extr-a-curricular sched-
ules. '
Laura Husband plays sports.
is involved in student government
and several clubs and carries a
4.0 GPA.

Commissioned as
Second Lieutenant
Twanshanita Z. Pittman, has'
been commissioned as a second
lieutenant in the U.S. Army after
. successfully completing the Army
ROTC (Reserve Officer Training
Corps) program and graduating
with a bachelor's degree from
Howard University. Washington,
D.C.
Pittman serve in the national
g-uard in the signal corps branch.
The lieutenant also will attend an
officer basic course which relates
A to her particular military:
occupational specialty/job.
'ITwanshanita is the daughter,
of Phyllis and Napoleon Pitiman of
Wewahitchka. and is a 1992
graduate bf Wewa High School.


"It's not fair to us," Laura
Husband said while fighting back
tears, her voice wavering. "This is
the only way for us to have music
at Wewahitchka High School.
"All we want is an opportuni-
ty to express ourselves in music
at Wewahitchka High School."
t.he problem for potential
older students, is, that the piano
they used in 'the former band
room now classrooms; for the
middle school was inadvertently
destroyed during the summer.
Caroline Husband said par-
ents. were willing to raise the
funds for a new electronic key-
board. provided there could be
some assurance from the district
as to the instrument being safely.
stored.
Kelley. who was principal at
Wewahttchka Elementary when
the piano program got off the.
ground, said he was unaware that
.older students, though just a
handful; had. also been taking
part in the Fine Arts Academy.
.He expressed ,concerns simi-
lar to those raised regarding the
elementary school program.
However. board member Dr.
K lar Pndgeon made the motion
to approve continuation of the
program as it has been operated
in the past. with Redd seconding
the motion.
It could be a nightmare."
Redd said. "But I think we ought
to look at what's best for kids. .
"Thiswhole thing is a win-win
' for the kids. I don't know ,wh'' we
don't go ahead and approve it."
Board member Linda Wood
agreed as to the importance 'of
having music remain part of the
curriculum. :
Stroud will move ahead with,
the elementary school program
.and was cautiously optimistic
that arrangements would be
made to accommodate the few
older students wishing to contin-
ue the piano lessons.


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BUDGET SUMMARY CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FISCAL YEAR 2002-2003
i BUDGET SUMMARY I
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FISCAL YEAR 2002 2003

GENERAL -------DOWNTOkWN WATER SOLID WASTEWATER MARINA
FUND REDEVELOPMENT FUND WASTE FUND FUND

CA 511BLANCE.EQRWARD $402,949 $0 $0 $0 $0

ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAXES Millage Per SI000
Ad Valorum Taxes 6.67 $1,049,684 $115,60)
Fianchise Taxes $110,000
Utility Taxes $196,750
Telecommunialtions Tax $130,700
Occupational Taxes $15,750
Stale Resenue Sharing $65,000
Grants $1,097,647
Sale, Tax Proceeds $95,981
Intragovemmental Revenue $40,000)
Copy Fees % $100
Garbage Fees 1 $580,046
Trask Hauling/Compost Revenues $83,600
Ceretery Resenue I $13,000
.ol Mowing'Trash Removal $43,900
Animal Sheller $350
F mes.Forfeitures $28,500_
M.isellaneous Resenues $15,000 $500
Earned lIeset $30,000 $33,074 $11,394 $3,000
Debt Service
Rents and Royalties $12,000
Leasc'Admmin Fees $161,328
Equipment Rental $I100
Qualifyming Fees $325
Transfers $30,000 $250,000
Water Department $865,688
Waslevater Treatment Services $1,307,820
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER FINANCING SOURCES $2,974,787 $115,601 $899,262 $925,040 $1,307,820 1164,328
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES $3,377,736 $115,601 $899,262 $925,040 $1,307,820 $164,328

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES

Cy cCommi-s.ion $63,454
SCil Auditor Clek $157,241
Cir) Attomey $4,700
municipall Building $54,105
Police Department $889,455
F ire DepartmInt $517,923
Operations $787,184
Parks and Cemeteries $346,242
Recreation $167,319
Inter'und Ttanifeis $36,403
Maintenance Shop $188360
Non-Departmental $165,350
Downtown Redevelopment $115,601
Water Department $146,675
Water Plant' $502,129
Waier.Sev er Adminitration $131,530
Oak Grove Water/Sewer Administration $2,750
Trash Collection/Disposal $430,627 .
Garbage Collection/Disposal $494,413
Wastcwater.Treatment $865,716
Sewer Collection 42,1
Marina & Waterfront Park $164,328
Debt Servic I $108,678
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $3,377,736 $115,601 $891,762 $925,040 $1,267,820 $164,328
Reserves I $0 $0 $7,500 $0 $40,000 $0
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $3,377,736 $115,601' $899,262 $925,040 $1,307,820 $164,328'

THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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NOTICE OF BUDGET
HEARIN G




The City of Port St. Joe

has tentatively adopted a

budget for 2002/2003. A

public hearing to make a

FINAL DECISION on the

budget AND TAXES will be

held on Tuesday, September

24, 2002, at 5:01 p.m., in the

Commission Chamber at

City Hall Port St. Joe,

Florida.


September'19, 2002


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Alice Paul Kunel
Alice Paul I unel, age 79 of
Mexico, Beach, passed, away
Saturday. September -14, at Bay
Medical Hospital in Panama City
after a lengthy illness.
She was born Jujy 26, 1923,
t6o Ashby and Alice Paul. in
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Alice
atte.rided Hood College in
FredericlkMD, before entering the
U.S. Navy where she met -,her
future husband, Paul-Kunel. They
moved to Mexico Beach 'in 1972.
She was active in many cinic and
social activities: was an elected
member of the Mexico Beach City
Council. an organizing member of"
"the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mexico
Beach Volunteer Fire Department.
and Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
.Club. From 1986 until 1988 she
served as Regent of the St. Joseph
Bay Chapter. Daughters of the
American Revoluuon.
She is survived by her hus-
b'and, Paul, of Mexico Beach: a
daughter.. Mary Alice May and her
husband Tom; two grandchildren,
Daniel and Emilibeth May of
Lubbock. TX; and a sister, Betty'
Sterk of Allentown, PA.
Funeral services will be held
at the St. James" Episcopal
Church on Thursday, September
19. at 11 a.m. ET with Father Joe
Knight officiating. Interment will
follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. She
will lie in state at Comforter


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Panoramic %iew from St. Vincent Island to Cape San
Blas. This home is in excellent condition Upgrades
include new metal roof, ne\\ly painted in 2001, and
kitchen remodel. Great Rental Historv!


MEXICO BEACH -INTERIOR
MLS#9122"
Great starter hc-nme or rental investment. Cathedral
Ceilings, Co'ered Pano., sprinkler system, irrigauion well


NEWLY LISTED RANCH STYLE HOME
MLS#93940 .
3 bedroom, 2 bath home-sits on 3.'5acres located on,
the Mace Martin Road. Priced to sell.


Funeral Hm e Wdnsdyvein


Funeral Home Wednesday evening
from 6-8 p.m.
Barney Amerson, Sr.
.Barney Amerson, Sr., 70, died,
Tuesday, September 11, after an
extended illness. He was retired
from St.. Joe Paper Company. He
was born November 18. 1931 in
the Humcane Creek Community
in Holmes County. to Pleasant
Jackson Amerson and Thelma
Cathenne KirkJand Amerson.
He was a 1950 graduate of
Ponce de Leon High School. He
also served in the United States
Army for three years dunng the
Korean conflict, spending most of
that time as a Cadre Instructor.
In 1954 he marked Queen
E.sther Moore who preceded him
in death in 1995.
Survivors include children.
Thelma Levonia Gibson and
husband, John: Alma Irene Marks
and husband. Alhin. Andrew Jack
Amerson and wife. Darlene:
Barney Amerson. Jr.: Samuel
Warren Amerson and wife
Jeannette: nine grandchildren:
one great-grandchild: a brother
Bernie Amerson and wile Martha:
a sister. Lucille Canalose and
husband Jake. and a host of other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held
Saturday. September 14. at 1:00
p.m. at Kelley Funeral Home
Chapel. with interment in
Eastpomt Cemetery.


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BAY FRONT DAVIS HOME
MLS#8120
Excellent Condition! Has 450' dock %\irh ater and
electric. Screened-in kitchen under house, priacy
fence on both sides of property.


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MLS#93641
Great buy for an In\estment. Located on the
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MLS#94072 Newly listed Bay Front lot located on Sand Bar Drive .
ACREAGE
MLS#93153 Located in the heart of Wewahitchka. This 4.16 acres can be subdivided for new homes or great
opportunity for new' business.
MLS#9340 2.03 Acres located in Overstreet. Great location for new home site.
MLS#94036 5 acres located in How0ard Creek. Great location for ne%% home or farm.


Culinary Classic
The Gulf Coast Community
College Culinary Management
Program and the GCCC College
Foundation, in conjunction with
TECO-People's Gas will be hosting
the 15th Annual Culinary Classic
on September 26 from 5:00-8:00
p.m. in the Student Union East
building on campus.
Now in its fifteenth year. this
gastronomic classic showcases
area restaurants by providing the
public with samples of items
typically found on restaurant
menus as well as the chefs
special creations. Entertainment
Swill be provided by Swing Shift.
Restaurants expected to
participate are: Chef Paul's at
Carillon Beach. Capt. Ander-
son's. Bistro Bijoux from
Sandestin. Breakers. Schooners.
Cnolla's. Triple J's Steakhouse,
The Treasure Ship, Hooks.
. Marriott Bay Point Resort.
Sassafras Cafe, Olive Garden.
Cafe 30-A. The Boardwalk.
Angelina's and Spicy Noodle.
Tickets may be purchased in
adi ance for S30 from the
Business Office. or S35 at the
door. to fund scholairhips for
culinary students. For more
information, call 872-3850.

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BUDGET SUMMARY

CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA -

FISCAL YEAR 2002-2003

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDI-
TURES OF THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA ARE
.4 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL
OPERATING EXPENDITURES.

Millage per $S1.000


General Fund
Voted Debt


ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAXES
Ad Valorem Taxes 6.000 mills
Utility Taxes
Telecom Service Tax
Licenses & Permits
State Shared Revenue
Other Local Unit Revenues
Other Revenues
TOTAL REVENUES
Cash Carry Forward
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES


6.0000
0.0000


GENERAL FUND
8202,774.00
S123.420.00
856.528.00
84.500.00
8117,050.00
812.000.00
820,621.00
$536,893.00
823,105.00
$559.998.00


EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES
Administration 8176,229.00
Police Department 834,842.00
Fire Department S31,073.00
Street Department S211.728.00
Health & Welfare $810,220.00
Parks & Recreation 865.906.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $529,990.00
Contingency 830.000.00.
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENSES
AND CONTINGENCY $559.998.00


TOTAL BUDGET FY 2002/2003
TOTAL GENERAL FUND
TOTAL WATER & SEWER
TOTAL JEHU CEMETERY
TOTAL BUCKHORN CEMETERY
TOTAL GRANTS
GRAND. TOTAL 2002/2003 BUDGET


$559,998.00
$531,220.00
$18,950.00
$6,000.00:
$439,322.00
$1,555,570.00


THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS
ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE-
MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC
RECORD.
Publish Sept. 19, 2002


REALTOR ASSOCIATES

Tom Graney Kay Parnell Philip Dodson
647-3736 827-2447 227-7669


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NOTICE OF

NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX


INCREASE


The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively adopted
a measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy... ... .. $141,812.00
B. Less tax reductions due to Value;
Adjustment Board and other
assessment changes........... ................. $5,086.00,
C. Actual property tax levy..3....... ...,$136,726.00:


This year's proposed tax levy .............$213,447.00


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a
public hearing on the tax increase to be held on


Tuesday, September 24, 2002

6:00 P.M., Central Standard Time
at

Wewahitchka City Hall

109 South 2nd Street
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase

and the budget will be made at this hearing.


September 19,'2002 2


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PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2002 PAGE 9B


Guitar Slip Slides Away


From Owner After "Slam"


S by Tim Croft
S For 30 years Chaz Mikell and
his guitar have been inseparable
friends.
The custom-made D-28 Mar-
tin has.' traveled the globe with
Mikell, a recording artist and
author, and performed with acts
from Liberace to Jimmy Buffet.
Now Mikell just hopes to relo-
cate his musical companion,
* which has more sentimental than
monetary value to Mikell.
... "It's. very sentimental to me,"
tVikell said. "It's played all over
the world and with everybody.
S."It's a real Plain Jane kind of
"ghitar. It's nothing real fancy. I
just want it back."
'' Mikell's prized instrument
wv ent missing after he performed
ai the Dockside Cafe at the Port
S't. Joe Marina f6r the close of the
recent Saltwater Slam fishing
,tournament.
SMikell, who sings a little bit of
Everything each weekend at the
Dockside, was loading up in the
pouring rain when he last saw the,
*guitar.
Because of the rain several
people were helping load the
,equipment and the loading was
not done in what one could call a
inmethodical manner, Mikell said.'
"We had already played and
-vwe were loading equipment,"
Mikell said of he and his band-
mate. "We were literally throwing
stuff into the van and figunng we
'would sort it out later.".'
He figured wrong.
.,'''When he met up with his fel-
low performer later that night; the
guitar was nowhere to be found.
"I said please tell me you have


the guitar," Mikell said. "But they
hadn't seen it since we left the
.stage. Everything was out there-
on the stage area.",
He filed a police report and
checked with the Gulf Cointy,
Sheriffs, Office, but thus far no.
sign, or sound, of the guitar..
"I figured if I am going to get
this guitar back, I'm going to.have,
to find. it myself," Mikell said..
The .guitar was made: for
Mikell back in the early 1970s.
when Mikell was a performer with
Disney World in Orlando.
-The face of the body has been
recently refinished to a golden
brown sunburst glow,. Mikell said.
which is rare for Martin guitar.
"An internal pickup was-
installed in the instrument, which'
has six ebony wooden string pegs.
instead of the usual plastic pegs.
A bucktail deer amulet hangs
from the peg head of the neck and
the case -is black vinyl 'with a,
blue-gray fur-lined interior.
There are numerous odds and'
ends in the case, including picks,
-needle-nose pliers, string crank,
Fender polishing cloth..
There is also a blue-braided
nreck strap,, two copies of Mikell's:
,new CD, Tropical Chaz, one copy
of a new single he recorded after
9/11 entitled America AMj Home-
land, and a couple of photos of
M ikell. ,. ,- '
If contact is made with the
guitar or those who made off with


A m

Bill \\ right.
PA-C

ces
k-Ins


it, individuals are encouraged to
contact the Port St. Joe Police
Department or the GCSO.
There is a reward for the safe
return of the instrument.
"If they sell it on the street. I'll
never see it again," Mikell said. "If
they sell' it at a pawn shop, at
least they are going to have check
their I.D. number and ticket."
"I've been, all week calling
Panama City and Tallahassee,
pawn shops.
"I just want it back."



Martin Ensemble
Theatre Presents
Three productions planned at
the Martin Theatre this fall and
winter include On GoldenPond,
Fright Night. and., ,A Tuna
bhristmas.,
A comedv/drama by Ernest
Thompson. On Golden Pond will
be presented Sept 20-22, and 26-
28 'at the Martin 'Theatre in
Panama City. All. shows are at
7:30 except the Sunday 2 p.m.,
matinee. ',,, ,
Fright Night, original adapta-
tions of Frankenstein and Jekyll
and Hy'de told in 1930's radio,
fashion will run October-25 and
-26 at 7:30. and 27 at 2 p.m.
4, A Tuna Christmnas, a wacky,,,
comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe
Sears and Ed Howard is set for
November 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.,
December 1 at 2 p.m., December
5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.,
with matinee shows at'2 p.m. on
. December 7 and 8. ,
Season tickets are $50 ($52
ck/cash);.:, single adrrussions are
SS12.50 for adults, $10 for senior:
citizens and military, and 85 for .
students. For information or
reservations, call the box office at
A 850-763-8080, Monday through
Friday from 10 .a.m. to 4 p.m.
EST.


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Gulf Pines Hospital ceelbrated National Housekeeping Week Friday by treating its housekeeping staff
to ice cream sundaes. The staff includes, from the left, Brenda Fisher, Desirree Ross, Evelyn Underwood,
Christy Johnson and Ronda Weeks.


Linton Making Career Change


'Life-long Port St. Joe resident
Johnny Linton will be moving real
,estate instead of mail when- he,
makes a career change at the .end
of this year.
Lintori. the outgoinl friendly
face and voice behind the counter

Horse Training
Clinic Sept. 21-22
The Gulf County Cooperative
Extension Service will co-sponsor
a Horse Training Clinic. Steve and,
Linda Duchac, who 'have been
certified by world outstanding
trainer ,John Lyons, will be the
instructors for the two day course.
The course. will be held at the
Michael Traylor Arena located in
the T.L. James sports complex,
Wewahitchka, on Saturday and
Sunday. September 21 and 22.
Cost of the course is S30.00 per
day. youth will get a special
discount. The course will start
promptly at 10:00 a.m. both days.
For more information, contact
SJobie Barfield at 860-639-3600


JOHNNY LINTON


of the St. Joe Post Office,', will end
a, 31 ear postal career on New
Year's Day. He ,has worked that
entire 31 years in Port St. Joe.
Prior to that, he served four
years as a Marine, two of those in
Viet Nam..
Linton will join Donna Spears.
Realty on a full-time basis on
January 2. He is working as a real
estate salesman at the firm now
part-time
Linton: said that while he,
loves his job at the post office,
"after 31 years it's time for a
change. .Change is good But the'
best bunch, of people yOLr could
- get come' into this post office. .I
love, meeting people."


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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING NOTICE

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT') District Three has scheduled an informal
Public Information Meeting regarding the proposed replacement of the bridge over Salt
Creek on State Road 30 (US 98) in Mexico Beach, Bay County, Florida. The meeting will
be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at the Mexico Beach Civic Center, located at
105 North 31 .Street, MexicoBeach.Florida from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The project involves replacing the existing SR 30 (US 981 bridge over Mexico Beach Canal
(Salt Creek). The replacement structure will be designed to current standards. The bridge
and approach roadways will contain two travel lanes with shoulders. The replacement
structure Will be constructed on the existing alignment. Construction is scheduled to begin
November 2003 and.is estimated to last between eight and t% ele months.











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The meeting format is informal and no presentation will be made.' The meeting isbeing held
to present the design plans and to obtain comments on the design being considered.
Department representatives will be available during the meeting to answer questions and
discuss the project. Project graphics and other project-related information will be available
for public review at the meeting.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting. Persons with
disabilities who may require special accommodations at the meeting, under'the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, should contact Mr. William Howell, Project Manager at (850)
638-2288 at least seven days before the meeting. If you have any questions about the
meeting or the piroject,-please feel free to contact Mr. Howell'or Mr. Tommie Speights, Public
Information Director at (850) 638-0250, ext; 208.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Place: Mexico Beach Civic Center
105 North 31" Street
Mexico Beach, FL 32410

The Meeting is being held pursuant to the Federal Highway Act 23 USC 101 et.seq., 128.315: Section 2(a),
2(b), and 9(e)(1) of the Department of Transportation Act; '49 CFR Section 1.4(c); 23 CFR Section 1.32;
Chapter 339.155 of the Flori~da Statutes; 23 CFR 771; and Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Act.


Chaz and his Martin have

performed with acts from

Liberace to Jimmy Buffett


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Medical Center
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1997 Ford Crown Victona.
80,000 one-owner 'miles.
Garaged. New condition.
Must see. $5450. 960-4464.
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1986 Ford F-350 Crew Cab.
460 engine, tool box, 5th
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work truck, $4,300. Call
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1996 Chevy S10 LS
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Must see. $5300.' 960-4464..
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1973 \'W Camp mobile, looks
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1997 Chrysler Sebring. 2
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1989 Harley Davidsbn FLT,
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system, good tires. S9,0001
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199,6 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Larado. V8, 4X4, Excellent
condition. One owner. $7950.1
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1995 Ford Ranger Ext Cab
J5 speed, one owner. S3.500.
Call 850-227-7669. 3tp9/19

1996 Ford Croiwn Victona.
One owner. New condition.
Loaded. Must see S4950
960-4464 ltc9.' 19

1991 Mazda Miata Sports
Car. red & black. automatic.
a/c, new tires. labra. excel-
lent condition Call 64S-
8312. 2tc9/19

1992 Buick LeSabre., 4 door.
Loaded. Excellent condition.
S3250. 960-4464. ltc9/ 19

1992 Olds Cutlass Ciera.
'new A/C, .'muffler, brakes,
new' tirited windows, misc.
have receipts. 73,700 original
miles, one owner. S5.500.
Call 850-227-9722. 4tc9, 19

1988 Buick Skylark. 70.000
miles. 4 door, AT, AC.
garaged. New condition.
$2450. 960-4464. ltc9/19

1998 Plymouth Breeze. 4.
door, PS. AT. one owner. New
condition. Must Seel $4650.
960-4464i ltc9/:19

2001 Isuzu Rodeo _Lq. 44.000
miles. everything put leather.
S18.000 OBO Call Sally at
648-4649. 2tc9t 12

2000 Nissan Frontier Trhick,
15 speed; A/C, take over pay-
ments, approx.-6,900 owed.
Payments $285. Call: 850-
647-8658. 4tc9/12

1999 Chevy Astro LS. -Rear
air. 63,000 miles. One owner.
New condition. $8450. .960-
4464. ltc9/19

1991 Olds Cutlass Cierta. 4
door, AT, AC, Excellent con-
dition. $1950. 960-4464.
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Carpeting Laundry facilities,

Voice/TTY Acess
(352) 472-3952 I


2000 Kia Sephia, red, good
condition, asking $5,500
OBO. Call 229-6770. 2tc9/12







13' flat bottom' boat, galva-
nized trailer, 18 HP Evinrude,
$895. Call 227-5908. ltp9/19

1995 Polaris Waverunner,
SL650, galvanized trailer,
looks and runs great, $1,995.,
Call 227-5908. ltp9/19

'Due to health, need to sell 23.
ft. Sea Ray Boat with cabin.
Also comes with aluminum
trailer., $8,000. Call 229-
1939 or can be seen at 208
Whiting Street, Port.St. Joe.
S2p9/19.

1989 OMC, Sea Dnve 6 liter.
120 horse, $125. Call 229-
246-5346 or 850-227-7669..
3tp9/19

1977 20 ft,. Formula Thunder
Bird, Power Boat & trailer
with 302 Boss 1/O. Good
condition, needs rrunor work.,
$2,500 OBO. Call 645-3009.
S .4tc9/12







Pronunoent locally owned &
operaung business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. .885.000.
Call for details. 850-229-
1929. -' tfc9/5







Cindy's Day Care has open-
ings for alter school care.
Call 229-2444. 2tc9/12.

In Wewahitchka Mother of 2
would like to baby sit in my ..
home. Days. Evenings.
Nights. References available.
Call 639-398Q., 2tc9/ 12







GINA THE CLOWN IS BACK
ITN TOWN- MklYr* Fr


Commercial space with House in town & trailer in
parking in back, $600 Overstreet. Call 648-5306.
month.- 220'Reid Avenue. c9/5
227-6665. tfc9/19


Needed 2 or 3 bedroom, 1 or
2 bath at Beaches, unfur-
nished, $500-$600. Call 227-
9100 or 227-4654 ask for
Cindy. 2tp9/19

Vacation Rental 2 bed-
room, 1 1/2-bath, furnished.
town house by St. Joseph
Bay Golf Coursel $250 per
week or $600 per month.
Plus utilities. Deposit',
required. Available now thru
November. Also available for,
long term rental. Call 1-850-
229-6738. 2tc9/19

In Wewa 2 bedroom, I bath, .
4300 a month plus security
deposit. Call'639-5721.. ite9/,e

2 bedroom, 1 bath home on'
Oak Grove Ave., Port St. Joe.
Beautiful wood interior, S400
month. S300 security'
deposit. Call 850-837-6860.
3tc9/12

Mexico Beach, very nice. r3
bedroom, 2 bath house, walk
to beach, 1 year lease. S800
month. Call 647-5792 after
5:00 pm. 2tc9/12

For Lease: Canal front home
, n Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom.,
I 1,,2 bath. dock with cov-'"
ered lift. Florida room.
screened porch, garage,
much more. S1,200 month.
10I 38th Street. Mexico
Beach. Call 227-1490 u.:.'.:2

Apartment for rent. 2 bed-
room, I bath. Call Kenny at,
227-7241 or Phil 227-2112.
Stfc9/5

A lite doll house. 2 bed-
room, I bath 'mobile home.
New paint outside and inside,
new carpet, custom drapes.
Furnished. Move right in.
$350 plus deposit. Toll Free
at 1-877-874-8001. .,c4/5

House Fo ^'Rent New
Home in Mexico Beach 2
bedroom, 2 12/ bath, garage
available Oct. 1st. On canal.
Northside. S800 a month
plus deposit. Call 706-333-
0159 or 706-663-2263. N6
Smoking. No Pets. 41c8/29

Applications accepted for
Gulf View 3 bedroom. 2 bath,
heated pool, furnish-ed/big
screened micro. etc., $I,100.
Call 612-719-9073. tfc9/5

2 & 3 BR. long-term rental
units. Call Crystal Sands
Realty 648-4400. tfci,5


i -wi. magic. ace
Paintui & Balloons. Party Efficiency-type apartment
Planning. Fun & Games. Call in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
227-6617. tfc9,'5 ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tfc9/5

Beautiful 2 bedroom. I bath
mobile home. Must see! New
paint inside and outside. new
Floors with new carpet and
i tile, custom drapes. Perfect.
home for you. $400 month
2 bedroom, extra large plus deposit. Toll Free 1-877-'.
kitchen dining. large living 874-8001. tfc9/5
room. central heat AC. car-
port arid storage shed. Call Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
850-229 -9766 or 229-8211 BR apart,'duplexes/homes
ask for Russ.., tfc9/19 for rent in Mex. Bch. Fum. .&
unfurnished. Call Parker
Rental Furnished 2 bed- Realty at 850-648-5777 for
room., 2 batti with covered more Info. tfc9/5
boat dock on the canal in
Mexico Beach. New In Wewa RV and Mobile
Construction. Available Home lots,. $100. month
October 1st. $950 a month. includes water & sewer. Call-
Contact Coldwell Banker 639-5721. I lltp7/18
Forgotten Coast Realty at
S50--64S-1010. tfc9/19 UNFURNISHED


3 bedroom, 2 bath,,2 car
garage, just steps from the
beach, $850 month. Call.
647-9364. ltp9/19

, Office/Retail Space on Reid
Ave.,' 8750 per month Call
227-9414. tfc9/12








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


5X10 10X10 10X20
On Site Rentals 6 Days
A Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refng. :cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.,
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig.; wash-
er/dn'er hook-up. :
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 .1/2. ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer. & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm home. auto heat
& air. washer/dnyer hook-up
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. 'Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tfc9/5

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

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


MINI STORAGE
Ofe 228 Reid Ave. Stret Port St. Joe, L
229-6200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


FREE Antique Piano. You'
move., Can be seen at St.:
Joseph's Bay Country Club,
700 Country, Club Road,,,
between 8:30 am-5:00 pm. ,
2tc9/19

Appliances: ', Refrigerator,
$75; Built In. stove, $75. Call
.227-3682. .. ltc9/19

Furniture: Double bed. com-
plete, $40; Love seat, S25;
Bar stools, $10 each. 227-.
3682. ltc9/19

Swivel/rocker and' ottoman,'
S85; sewing machine in: .3
drawer desk cabinet, '$95;
Colleptor plates, various,
pnces; 45" roll-a-way bed.
:$25; mnens 10 speed bicycle.
S25. Call229-1190. 2tp9/19

Hotpoint refrigerator. runs
great, 8175; Whirlpool range.
works great. S225. Call 639-
4276. 1 2tp9/12

3 ton A/C. year 200 model -
jarutrol, $800. Call 850-639-
5792. 2tc9/12,

Washer, $65; Gas Dryer, $85
OBO. .2 Mauve rocking-
recliners. $60 each or $100"
both: 1987 Ford F-150,.
.02,000 OBO; Singer sewing .
machine in wood cabinet,
$100; Toys, toys, toys; Gyms,
slides, climbers, cars; tons of
stuffed animals. Would'be
great for day care. Call 639-
2097. 2tc9/12

Glass top table 42x75 and 6
parsons chairs. like new.
retail, S1,000 sale S250. Call
1-800-750-5288. tfc9/5

Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ uc9/5

Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Rehnishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229374


Flea Market
in the old dollar store.:
414-416 Reid Ave.
Open 9:00 Fri. & Sat.
Lots of different tables
come in and browse.
Vendors Welcome
to join in for the fun.
Call 227-1812
Antiques to Collectables.
4tc9/19

Yard Sale. 1110 Garrison
Ave., Sat.. Sept. 21, 8:30
until. Lifetime accumulation.
all kinds of items, some fur-
niture. Itp9/19

Moving Sale, 1610 Palm
Blvd, Port St. Joe, Sat..
Sept. 28. 8:00-1:00.
Refrigerator. several small
chest, exercise equipment,
chair & more. 2tc9/19

Moving, Items for sale,
China Hutch. new S1.500.
Only S300: several pictures-
& paintings, Nordic Track
exercise machine,' miscella-
neous items. Call 647-3633.
I tc9/, l9

Carport Sale, 106 Bellamy
Circle, Sat., Sept. 21, 9:OQ-
12:00. Used furniture & odds
& ends. ', ltc9/19

Yard & Porch Sale, 130
Magnolia Ave., Howard
Creek, last paved street to
right; 2nd place on left, Fri. &
Sat;,. Sept. 20 & 21, 8:00 amti.
ltc9/19

Moving Sale. 2022 Marvin
Ave,, 9:00-5:00 dally till
gone. 229-1358. Furniture.
..interior decor, plants,-. great
prices, qualityitems. 3tc9/5







Housekeeping Aides
Knowledge of
Housekeeping/Laundry Services
Training Provided
Excellent Benefit Package
Apply to:
P.O. Box 1117 -
Port St. Joe, Fl 32457
tfc9/19


. Our business in growing!
Need additional 'sales person
in Gulf County. Call 850-
670-5595. tfc9/19"
S Attention
Cooks-& Dietary Aides
Now accepting applications for
1-Cook and l-Dietary Aide
Only position will be filled
Experience preferred,
Training provided
All shifts.
Excellent Benefit Package'
Apply to: P.O. Box 1117
Port St. Joe, Fl 32457
c 9/19

POSITION VACANCY WITH
THE GULF COUNTY '
SCHOOLS 2002-2003
.Teacher Aide. (Temporary
Aide Position Through The
,End of The 1st Semester) -
port St. Joe Middle School.'
Application. Deadline:
September 26, 2002, 12:00,
NOON E.T. Contact: Carolyn
Witter, 191 .Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe. FL 32456.'
850-227-321 I1. Job
Description: A copy of the
advertised job descripuon is
available from the school
office, or the district office
building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port
St. Joe. www.gulf.kl2.fl or
http://prod.schoolcruiser.co
m/gcsb. Qualifications: A.A.
degree. preferred. A finger-
pnnt analysis at employee
cost ($52) will be required if'
not; already verified. Salary:
Will be determined by salary
schedule.. Gulf County
schools is an equal, oppor-
tunity employer. 2tc9/19

Gulf Pines Hospital is seek-
ing someone to join our
growing professional staff
-as an Admissions Clerk.
Hours are Monday through
Friday from 7.00 a.m. until
3:30 p.m. Salary will be com-
mensurate with level of expe-
rience. Please apply in per-
son at the hospital's
Personnel Office 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. 2tc9/19

Dalkeith Baptist Church,
Wewahitchka, needs a
,piano player. Will pay up to
850 per week. Call Pastor
Newton at 639-9488. ir.,p-' i9

Experienced floor tech.
Excellent benefit package.
Bay St. Joseph Care Center,
220 Ninth Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida. tfc9/[19

Help wanted for Carpenter -
Garry Gaddis Constructon,
648-5474. iJc9/12

Small Engine/General
Mechanic. Salary plus bene-
fits. Apply to person at St.
Joe Rent-All. 706 1st Street,
Port St. Joe.: tfc9/5

Chef Sunset Coastal Grill -
Looking for hard working
'personable chef, experi-
enced head cook for new'
dinner restaurant opera-
tion. This is your chance to
have an impact! Competitive
salary' arid benefits package
available. Mail resume and
references to P.O. Box 427,
Port St. Joe. FL 32457. 4it9/i2

POSITION VACANCY WITH
THE GULF COUNTY'
SCHOOLS 2002-2003 Bus
Driver, Full Time,
Wewahitcbka area.
Application Deadline:
September 19, 2002, 12:00:
NOON E.T. Contact: Mr. Don
Rich, Coordinator, Gulf
County School Board, 2853
Long Avenue. Port St. Joe, FL'
32456, 850-227-1744. Job
Description: A copy of the
advertised job description
and application, form are
available from the mainte-
nance office or. the district
office building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port
St. Joe. www.gulf.kl2.fl.us
or http://prod.schoolcruis-
er.com/gcsb. Qualifications:
CDL and Gulf County bus
driver permit are required.
Successful candidate must
pay a $52 fingerprint analy-
sis fee. Salary Range: Salary
is determined by the adopted
salary schedule. GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER, 2tc9/12


Piano Player
Wanted for
local church
Call 229-6133


EXPERIENCED
NAIL TECH
Wanted at busy salon
in Apalachicola. -
Call 653-8714
For more information.
*'ii.-"/I"


Experienced Baker & Cook
needed. Location, Old Flour
Mill, 224 Reid Ave., Port St.
Joe, 850-229-6050. Stop, in
to fill out a application or
mail resume to Mark !&
Kristen Russo, 705 Grant
Street, Atlanta, GA 30315.
2tc9/12

Florentine Marble Baths in
Ft. Walton Beach Florida is
looking for. experienced
marble ,personnel., Due to
increased business.
Current positions available
are Plant set up & field ser-
vice installers. W'e require a
current Florida Drivers
License & a good drivers'
record. Verification- of :your
dnving record Is a necessary.
step in the hiring process.
Additionally we are looking to
expand our facility in the
Port St. Joe area. If you are
interested in our current
opening or future openings
please contact, us at 650-
664-0620. 4tc9./5

Now Hiring for Pest Control
Technician. Apply at 321 B.
Reid Ave., Port St. Joe u-,

Full time position available 2
installing irrigation & land-
scapes. Previous experi-
ence a plus! Coastal Design.
& Landscape, Inc. 850-229-
8880. tlc9/5

Toucan's in Mexico Beach
now hiring Experienced
Servers. Apply in person or
call 648-4301 ask for Paul. .
'fc9/5

ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES NO EXPERI-
ENCE NECESSARY! Wemer
needs entry-level drivers.
$700-8900 weekly plus bene-
fits for you and your family!!
This is a great career oppor-
tunity! For CDL Trairung call
1-877-214-3624. 4tc9/5

Part Time Cashier needed
for 1/2 day on weekends.
Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
Tradthg Post tfc9/5

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have vabd
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting.
Inc.. PO Box 188. Hosford.
FL 32334. 850-379-8116...-

WANTED: Full-Timhe
Groundskeeper for local
homeowner. Mowing. garden-
ing. landscaping. trrgation,
general repair and mainte-
nance. All necessary equip-
ment provided. Must be able.
to work at least 40 hours per
week. Honesty, loyalty arid'
good moral character a must.
Good pay, flexible schedule
and great working environ-
ment. Send resume and, ref-
erences to P.O. Box 280, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457.. tfc9/5

All survey personnel posi-
tions,' salary depending on
experiencee' 850-227-7322,.
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
tfc9/5


LPN Charge Nurse. 3-11
Monday-Friday. -Excellent
benefit package. Apply to
P.O. Box 1117, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. tfc9/19


NHC HOMECARE
PORT ST. JOE`
Do you want to enjoy and
make difference? How about
flexibility with good pay?
Look no more...Medicare
home health agency seeking
a PRN/Part-time HHA who
looks forward to providing
quality personal care.
Partner friendly atmosphere
and consistent leadership.
Mileage reimbursed.
Competitive salary.
Interested parties may con-
tact Maye .Fuze,
Administrator at 229-8238. -
EOE/DFWP ltc9/19

We Are Expanding
Come Join Our Team,
Many Exciting
Positions Open .
Excellent Benefit Package
Bay St. Joseph
Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
tfc9/5

RN. LPN. CNA
Full-Time, Part-Time'
And PRN Available
Many Benefits Offered
Apply to:
P.O. Box 1117
PortSt. Joe, Fl 32457
tfc9/5


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROFESSIONAL HEALTH
CARE
'Broadband Level: Registered
Nurses LI. ..
Broadband Code: 29-1111-1
Pay Band: 06
Class Title:' Registered
Nurse Class- Code: 5290
Position Number: 049789
Closing Date: 09/23/2002'
Location: Gulf' County: Gulf
Annual Salary Range:.
$23,695.10 to $59,23.7.62
Contact Person:
Doris E. Young'
Gulf County Health .
Department
2475 Garrison Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL'32456
Phone: 850-227-1276
Sunconme 771-2000
Announcement Type: Open,
competitive Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/,
Affirmau'e Action Employer.
Minimum Qualifications:
Licensure as' a, registered
professional nurse ini accor-
dance uith Florida statute
464 or eligible to practice
nursing in. accordance 'with
Florida adrministrauve code
210-5.22 or 8.27. Special.
Notes: Readvertisement -
Preicus applicants need not
apply "Fingerpnnting
required Drug screen
required Emergency duties
required Selected applicant
may be hired at slightly over
base of the salary range.
Postuion will be based in St.
Joe. Knowledge of & ability to
apply general nursing prac-
tices & principles in general
clinic setting.
This agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position. You may sub-
mit a hard copy of your appli-
cation to the address indicat-.
ed in the announcement.


Admissions Assistant
Medical experience preferred
Great Benefit Package
Apply to.
PO Box 1117
Port St Joe. Fl 32457 .
tfc9/5


SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
Parts. Blades. Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
ftc9/19

Restaurant racks & 190 gal-
lon stairdess steel edible oil
tank. Complete with valves.
Make offer. Call 647-2564.
2tc9/19

,Sears 10" cast iron table saw,
1 1/2 HP motor, wheeled saw
stand, $240; 14 ft 8-way fold-
ing heavy duty extension lad-
der, almost new. cost S150.
now 885: 2 10'x12' new' tan
carpets with pads, $40 each.
Call 229-7749. ltp9/19

Slot Machine, off cruise ship,
works great, $300. Call 850-
837-0528.. 4tp9/12

SPA =SPA -SPA
4-5 person, factory new, not
used, sacrifice $1,695.' Call
850-648-2397. 8tp8/29

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how. to become a
Christian & no-thing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka,. FL 32465 or
E-mail your. request to
Wewachurch@6utdrs.net ,ro/s







bn the Bay in Callaway. New
4 bedroom, 2 bath land home
package Ready to move in!
Possible 0 down. Call 763-
4266 Vance. ltc9/19

Save thousand$ on this 4
BR/2 Ba beauty and I'll even
throw in a free DVD home
theater with a big screen TV..
1-888-324-1514. D.C.
Williams. ltc9/19

For Sale By Owner! New 3
bedroom, 2 bath land home
package. Possible 0 down.
Close to town! Call 625-0311.
ltc9/19

$999 down on double wides,.
$499 on single wides Home
Only or Land/Home pkgs. All
applications accepted, even
bankruptcy. Call D.C.
Willipms TODAYI 1-888-324-
1514. ltc9/19

New' 28x80 4 bedroom, 2
bath, $49,900 or payments
as low as $360 per month.
Call vance at 763-4266. 119/19


HACPoodle Puppies, black &
apricot, males & females;
$300 to $350. Call 850-827-
2944. ltc9/19

Want to breed black
Dachshund & Quarter horse.
Have papers on both ani-
mals. Also for sale computer-
ized treadmill. Property for
sale in Wewa near B & B. Call
850-648-2391. tr9/5







Beautiful Bay Front Lot at
Treasure Bay. Gorgeous sun'
sets and fabulous palms.
Asking $205,000. Call 850-
229-9766 or 229-8211 ask
for Russ, tfc9/19

MEXICO BEACH
ST. JOE BEACH
Homes and Vacant Land. Ask
:for Joan Lovelace. Your
Beach Realtor. Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 648-5767.
tfc9/5


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F 0 R RUT F 0 R POO wjVWL ff4gLP KOICAL MOBILE

I I I WAMUD I WANTED I DVLOYMWI ffoKS I


Who you gonna call? CRED-
ITBUSTERSI I can help you
get, financed for a new home
when others fail. 1-888-324-
1514 Toll Free or 763-4266
Local. D.C. Williams. ltc9/19

New 16x80 Zone III, $30,995'
set up with A/C & skirting.
Call Vance at 763-4266. nwis

NO PAYMENTS FOR 6
MONTHS! Buy a new home
how and worry about paying
for it later. Call NOW! 1-888-
324-1514. D.C. Williams. .
I 1" i : ; t

New 24x48 3 bedroom,- 2:
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-.,
9.300. tfc9/12

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying. Low down, Low
Low Payments 'Mtr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
nights. tfc9 12

DOWN 'PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down ", on
mobile home, land and
improvement 2-5, bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc9/12

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq.
ft includes deli, ery & serup
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles 847.900. Call Mr
Action *.1 522-9303. tuc9. 12

FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little as S500 down. two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action, 522-
9300 or 527- 1463 ru.hts.-.
tfc9 1

EASY LAND HOME .'Low
rates low down: Call 522:'
9303 or 527-1463.' tfc9.'12

PROPERTY OWNERS noLh-
ing down on new turn key
.double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates ,ip.to 30 \T.
Cal] 522 -9300( or 027-1463
,-, ifC99/ 12

NEW ZONE II DOUBLE WIDES
At discount prices. No money
down Call 850-522-9300 or
850-527-1463. tfc9/26

t'PGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane.
zone constructed double
wide, little .f, nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. ifc9/12

ZERO DOWN is what mapy
customers quality for on new
double wide with land and.l
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463: tic9,'12'

2000 Homes of Merritt.
Mobile home 16x80, 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, very nice. Will
pay moving cost; $32,000
Call 639-2097. 2tc9/12

Trailer For Sale, 3 bedroom,
2 bath, assume payments.
Call 229-5275. 4tc9/5

NEW ZONE m DOUBLE WIDES
At discount prices. No moheyl
down. Call 850-522-9300 or,
850-527-1463. 4tc8/29,

Huge 2100 sq. ft. 4 bedroom:
Inventory blowout! $49,900r.
Call today 785-4671 or 800-
239-4671. Sil's .8tc8/1

SHIP Modular, Homes
Available. Call Sil's at 800-
239-4671. 7tc8/8


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CLASSIFIED ADS


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2002PAGE 11B



Rescue and Release:



The Wood Stork Youngster


78+/- acres on Overstreet
Road, excellent retirement
place near Dead Lakes,.
Apalachicola River and 20
minutes to the Gulf of
Mexico. 12+/- acres Cypress
Swamp, '30 year old pines
and natural Florida vegeta-
tion.'Asking $4,000 an acre,
firm. Call Charme. at 229-
8461. 6tc9/19,

Gulf Views Lot 50'x104', 3
level hand crafted A .frame,
new 50 year roof, 4 bed-
rooms, 2 tiled baths, double
carport, $108,500. Near
many job opportunities,
Mississippi Casino, New
Orleans type food, and large
airports with cheap fares.
Call 1-228-467-1746, 5tp9/i9

Gulf Aire, 4 bedroom, 2 bath,
$795. month plus deposit.
Call Pelican Walk Real Estate
at 850-648-4995. 2tc9/19

Indian Pass Beach House
For Sale By Owner, On 3
lots, 3 bedroom, 3 bath &
outside shower, 400 sq.ft.
.porch on Gulf. new metal
roof. Call owner at 229-6752.
3tp9/19

BEACON HILL'S BEST BUYI
2 830.000 Lots. 2 bedroom
house -,thb like new quality
appliances and large shed.
$82,500. $4,000 down, 30
year mortgage;, $500 a
month. available See, .at
9142 Starfish rnov.. 1-228-
467-1746 ,* 5tp9/12,

THE OLD HOUSE located
adjacent to the White Ciry.
Florida Intercoastal boat
ramps. Has plenty of charm
and character Ornce knowr,
as the Wimico Lodge It s 14,
rooms are arranged bed-axid-,
breakfast fashion Arched
doorways. transoms. hard-
wood ceilings and walls per-
rrmt a glimpse into the past.
About an acre of land con'.ey
wutt sale Offered at
S425.000 Coldwell Banker
ResidertiuaJ Real Estate Inc
.Call Don Yarbrough at 850-
645-4618. 850-769-.'6971,
800-868-0405. .andyarb
-~@ecom net. 4tc9 /5

Port St. Joe. "Must See"
Great e iretment/starter.
.h6me, 3 bedroom. 2 bath,'
CHA, big windows. walk uin
closet master suite ceramic
tile kitchen/baths. eat in
kitchen. new appliances. lots
fl charm.'xri'e in condition.
Walking 'distance to down-
town and St. Joseph Bay.
.JCorrer/alley lot Great for
boat access. 710 Woodward
Ave 895.000 Call 227--
7340. 4tc9.. 5

Port St. Joe Home For Sale
- Energy efficient 3 bedroom
with master suite (or 4 bed-
room) 2 batr den. dirnign
kitchen utility large
screened porch, double
garage 1 5 kots near schools,
fenced back yard with shade.
trees. 2006 Jurnper Ave. Call
229-6936 4tc9/5.

MUST SELL: Room\ 2 bed-
room. 2 bath. 7245 Hw,. 71
im White City. CH/A. carport.
large utility room. outside
storage building, fenced yard
w-ith above ground pool.
Extra large lot wittli plenty of
room for adding on. Now ask-
ing .37S.000 negotiable Call
827-2552 after 5-30 pm
Eastern or leate message.
tfc- 5


1.7 acres, 7 lots in.
Wewahitchka. Shade trees,
near schools. Way below
appraisal, assume lot. Call
904-797-2823, 639-5215
message. tfc9/5

For Sale By Owner, Large'
beautiful Bay Front Lot.
Cleared & prepped for build-
ing. Grandfatherd to old code
building plans included.
Located on Constitution
Drive, .Port St. Joe,
Magnificent sunsets.
Comparable to Windmark.
$325,000. Call 850-227-
1258. 4tc8/29

HOUSE FOR SALE BY
OWNER WEWAHITCHKA -
REDUCED -. 3 bedroom, 1
bath, central heat & air,
refrigerator, sto e. dishwash-,,
er, laundry room, screened
porch, 8x16 storage shed,
quiet neighborhood near
town. New carpet ,;.& paint.
Owner financing, no points,
no closing cost. Monthly pay-
ment only $374. Sale. price,
$49,900. $2,900 down. Call
850-227-3511.;, tfc9/5

For. Sale By Owner, Fenced
lot, 90'x150'. Located in
White. Cay near Kirkland's
boat' landing. $16.500. Call
827-6869.. 4tcS/'29

Home For Sale By Owner 3
bedroom,. 2. bath, walking
distance to beach, central
"heat & air. breaklJ'ast' bar,
appliances included. stone
gas lire place. patio. pnvacy
fence. 2 1.'2 car garage. 414
Arizona Drn' e. Meaco. Bea--'i.
S162.000 CCall 64,.-5,-594.


.$999,999 wil buy you a
beautiful 5 bedroom, home on
the beach The beach and rhe
beautiful blue-green waters
of the Gulf are visible from 4
of the '5 bedrooms in this 6
year old deadhead cypress
home. Call owner at 850-
648-5840, Mlexico Beach
Florida to get a guided tour oof
-his beautiful home. tfc9/5,

1 full fenced acre home site
in Howard Creek, on corner
of Murphy Road & Blossom
Hill Road. Sepuc tank with
pumping, station from a
14'x.\2 insulated building
with full bath arid deep well
Below market value Call
S50-647-394r. ,800-476-
2984. or 850-944-0148. ..:.:

Mexico Beach 3 bedrbomr
2 bath. I office. 1800 sq. ft..
2 car garage 640 sq. ft. mas.-
ter bath. cerarru tile floor &
shower. double marble
counter top corner whirlpool
tub,, double shower. I 1,2
years old 3 blocks ofl Meuxco
Beach. Split floor plan. 223
Kirrm Kove. Call 648-2061.'
.:. t .c9/5

ST. JOE BEACH 2 blocks
to beach 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, 2 'car garage, boat pad
with water arid electric. laree
fenced yard. S235.0:'0. Call
647-2564 Ov.-tner. Lfc9 5

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BAY FRONT LOT FOR SALE
Beautiful ba1 front lot 100x780+. 971 Cape San Blas
Road Em ironmental survey done/pier permitted
and is tra.isferrable Some clearing has been done
BeauuLil magnolia tree in center of lot,. '

$225,000 850-229-9424
?r9 l9


A


Land For Sale, 5 acres. For
more information call 227-
1143 or 227-9353. 4tp8/29

FOR SALE BY OWNER -
38th Street, Mexico Beach.
New Beach side Townhome,
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2. baths,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet.
all new appliances. Gulf
View,'just steps to beach and
City Pier. $195,000. Possible
owner financing. Call 85Q-
229-7827 or 770-479-0331.
tfc9/5

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MEXICO BEACH 3 bed-
room, 2 full bath. huge living
room with 11 Ift. ceilings
Italian tile, newly renovated,
2 1/2 blocks ,from beach.
S139 000.00. Call 50-64-
9054 ucfi-..5


Do you need your home or
office cleaned? Call' 22P-9
7846. 2tc9/19

AVON: To buy or sell. Call
850-269-1600. 4tp9/ 12

Xxtreme Quality Concrete -
Patios, Room Addition,
Driveways. Carports,
Sidewalks. 10% Senior
Discounts. 20 years experi-
ence. Call 899-2569 4tp9/12

NEED YOUR HOUSE
CLEANED? Hard working.
honest & dependable!! Can
provide references. Call Enca
at 227-94 17 leave message.
tfc9,'5

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Want to buy, small pickling
cucumbers. 15-20 pounds
Call 647- 1647 after 5:30.
Lfc9/ 12

SEEKING FULL TIME
EMPLOYMENT
Experienced Bookkeeper.
Computer Literate Pa'iToll
A. P A R Salets ta.<.
Dependable Honest.
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resume and references.
Please call 850-229-5269.
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Port St Joe Lodge No.
. G Ill Reg. Stated
Commurnicau.:'r 1-it &
3rdi Tiursda o f each moo..
S0 pm M a-ionmc Hall 214
.ReidA .e Tolrnm' Davis W M
Bill Jord.c.rn Sec.


CONSULTING SERVICE CLOCK REPAIR
..A Finia cial Stcriice Ins.. institution w, i *.4..,,, ,.iCl-.,
Residential Vacant Land ,""" ',,, a,,,io, co
Commercial Appraisals : 648-5165

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker C. R. SMITH
NMaster Degree Business Administration & SON INC.
State Certified Residential Appraiser
: License#RD-0001087 Office: 850-229-6018
Broker License#BK532115 Fax: 850-229-8976

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=' 'by. Barbara Eells, wildlife rehabilita-
iitor/sea turtle volunteer
SIt was a Sunday evening in mid-July
when I received a call from Stone Mill Creek.
il lThe caller had'picked up, near his house, a
i beautiful young wood stork. As Larry
retrieved him from the pen. he explained
that this bird was walking down the road
earlier, but nlew when he approached it.
"I,.. Kno'-wing this was totally out of character for
a bird w'ho lives in a rookery-type setting, he
-,' found it once again in the evening and cap-
tured him without any problem which indi-
cated something was terribly wrong.,,
Hugo needs a home. Wood storks are an endangered species.
Hugo needs a home. Mctena Amencaria, from the Greek mkter
'' '' : : which means nose or snout, and Latin
S: Americana or Amenrcan is the only native
Adopt A Pet c stork to North America. arid ranges trom,
s' '. southern South Carolina to northern
-; Currently available for adoption at the Argentina. They feed and nest in rookeries in
Humane Society are Hugo, 'a two tone the ,big cypress swamps and wetlands
brown/tan puppy. semi-long haired '(pic- swamps. They like islands 'where no preda-
tured); Marcel, a young golden retriever mix, tors can reach the nests which are high in
pictured; Velvet, 5 -mo. old female with jet the tops of big c\ press trees and in the lower
black semi-long hair; Pn nce & Princess,, two mangrove trees.
beautiful; kittens, orange and gray tabby, 4 he wood storks breeding period is trig-.
mo..old; Del IRay, beautiful 3 mo. old kitty; ge-red by 'he rainy season because of the'
Trent, 2-3 yr, old foxhound;- Tadpole, a small abundance of fish in, the -%etlands, swamps,
black/white female mix; Goldie, 1 yr. old sloughs and ponds. As the rain-filled areas
mLxed breed female W/short tail; Rufus, a dry down. the food .sources are caught in
small male collie mi\, small 'areas where these,birds-among oth-
MNidnite & Magic. 4-1/2 mo. old jet black ers-feed. The pair builds a nest out of
kittens: George & Gracie. two 3 mo. old_ ,sticks. vines, leaves and Spanish moss with'
Catahoula cur rrux puppies; Timber, 5 mo. the female laying from'2-5 e gas. Only the
..old chocolate lab mix. male puppy: Hank. strongest survive.
grown'male black lab: Sassy, beautiful yel- Competition among the nestlings is
low lab female; Toby. 3 mo. old blue heeler': fierce. The chicks are Icd 15 times per day,
pup. with the pair o" storks themselves needing
For more information, contact the St. about 400-500 pounds of food dunng the
.Joseph Bay' Humane Society at 227-1i 103 or breeding season.
S'visit the web site at w\ w.sibhumanesoci- Both parents round the nest site which is
'et y.org.- '.quite noisy with squeals. grunts. bellows
Sa I couahs, wheezes arnd bleats! One parent will
S. .:- his as it protects the chicks from possible
S. threats. To keep the chicks cool, the parent
SS '1 :.. spreads wings, over them to protect then,


PUBLIC NOTICES


IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT
COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
FLORIDA
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Plaintiff,
3:02cv304/RV/MD
JEAN W. THOMPSON.
DANhEY FURNITURE COMPANY. and
THOMAS FINANCIAL SERVICES.
INC..
DefeAdants. .
'ORDER FOR SERVICE OF PROCESS
BY PUBLICATION
Tile IUrl ed Saies :f. Au ern.i-in
ha-a,.,- fled is: m.In .-An puriua-n[ ,i1
Tile -2, iIrwle i s 5, ae X, .;,5-:.i-,
165le5 '.:-ir. an Cirder r:r Service of
Prf,-1'' : L,, Fublic .ion : [' .: 1 e rnd'a1lt
E-isILe i F1iF I iTi'FE ':':'r.lF,ti in
ai o r l 'l the l'tl l'i a mort-
' e lil'i al pr..l r 1. er s. 1 within
1:E L'I .: I |I.:I a-d ii uhin Gull County,
Flri.rl is [:. .11
Lot 18., Block 1022 of the
.' CI. of Port S Joe Florida.
Mllirea Addilioi Urinni 3
a .:.:cirdingg 1to0 re pl3s mere
of rec- .;ded in Gulfour,t..
Fiorid.:
And it appearing to the Court
Iia Ih t c F, iiireabou5 s:, i iaid d ,efend, n
I; urnli roTi and [hat[ ill] delnld. arl
IaI Ir,:.t lu.., .r anll t pped rt-I i i lrl
aillJ lle: l: u.l Llbehl ad I .. 'l lre,.
premises, ii is
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LC FLi PJllTUlRE CoM'rFJ'd i T pp,-;r
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(6) consecutive" .eei-' .:.:s. .|,e|..: |. ,:.
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i ern.c.l
DONE af,.j '"IRE's" : RD iI-l'
day c.io ,ug u_: 2 ':,-
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DISTFJ Jir j.Iti3cE
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TEEFNTrH JLUDICITs-.L CIFcUT' O-'-F THE
STmeTE O"F FLOFIDA I ,AND FFOR
GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO.'02-05-CP ,.
IN PROBATE
SI' PRL The El3lte o
- k _R- tviTHERSF'. 'i ,_- ,LtLLiS'-,l
deceased. '
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE
S Til,: v ,.3mriir -i i-fl'r, ,-,i the -I_ e is-l
-:.I _-i-.- 'i Tr-IC P-ll-lr* i LLli'-. f-r'
,j ,:e-sie, File F num er ,-.iu,'-.. F i-
p rndin, irl the Circull C.un l'or 'ulli
'.jUdld .' Fih.rhJ, Fr-,Lam e 1i.ll,:.n lhe.
-." i i" .. ri-,i:n i Cu'll Counrs
.:,' -t s :.u-h 1 0' J ce.:9( 1 C.:. l ',, ll'l
bi. FP'-n S,r' .:.e Frlrida 32456. The
r-',M e i ,t d ,ddr,'.: of 'ie per, .nal rse
r,'liii.re l-,.d lial p.r-':.:.l-lal rfepf'
-ra U, -, : ariornf-i', l :tcl li.r N Lel:,,'
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS- ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
ili :r ,:it'r o" f the djecedent and,
other persons having claims or
adcaTin.rd anainr,- de.:e',eral eifate on
,isn.m a ,:cp, oif ihi- noiL.e i .cr.ed
vihin r hree m.:.nrin: al'iTer me arJe of1
i.e i'ir:t public. ion o1' mii nuince imuI .
jile trainer claims, Aurh ir-: Courtu TTH--
'iI TinE LATER Or THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB.
e:.:A'TIO'!- ,OF THIS NOTICE OR THEIR.
FTC D.A45 AFTER THE DATE OF SER.
',CE -n .C OP .rF.THisl r.,-'TI,'E "'i-
'fh- r.t
stl other ,:redllor 01,' the dee-.
',er.rr and per:-n :,r arln claim rn: Or
d,'lrirl-'r i tin: 'he e-emlte jl ithedec:e
ir rY ir.u; i file tieir claimrrll SrlT T ill..
,:..urr .ITHrit THREE MONTHS
.AFTEF. THiE .IT IF THE -i FSTT FuB.
LI-: JTi...r .:, THIsj, r:'Tl':E
.ILL 'L.-ft.I5 sfi' -, Er.L-JJCI
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F'F.T ST J, 'E FL .32457
ATT.IPJE'i FOR FPETfTi:,.ijER
FL BA.R. i) 00u'"'c6'u.
s rIE'T. WTHERSF'-cOOr SELZZETT
I13'sr Monumernt A.erue
F-rt ,t J:..e Florida 32456
PERs-,ilIAL REPRESECTATIt E 'F
THE ESTATE "OF SARAH WITHER-


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SFPyrON rtLLIS''r
Fubliih Spiembier 12 -and i'- : ,'i
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BED NO. 0102 39
Tre Cull" Counl' E o iura *'f:isulnci
Sr or .i r-eceie iercled blds
fromi quilhlied Ger-,ral C1lis'l' lsc -:
lin tre-io l in ,:.:.-I: lruLing 1w f,:.l1. re
i pr is|- :
GULF COUNTY EMERGENCY
OPERATIONS COMPLEX

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S.Plans- iand: pe,:ii .:" m.:.i .ia, ir
obtained I rlom r.1 e .i-A -i- I[e:11 r i '
D esig n `.cla-. .*e_? l C ed; a r
Street, Suite 620, Pensacola, Florida
32.':01 elephori-e 1850| 432.0. lr, .I
Ic50,) 4 fs 'OiO Tne hi- mua u :-:.nl i rm.
I.: Se-.i,:,n 237 3r1 3 |13 rrildr Stature- ,
on public crui crirTme A r'elunr dible
aep, o tl ,:I Si: 50 '' per ser oI clrian ,nd
specifirI: iio3 s made 01. El o he
.:Er.Irect % [I1 be requiredr Cenr.rl
Contracic:-r i. ma\. r ,eque-s a iTI:I muti ..
o, r :- ir. -.i:r L add i.rinal i 5'-i r-3
is. l.:. r st t.-:onutraCtr- and upplier.
mi ,t be purcha,,d *1r'.:rl, Witrm 'Ie-
pr -nte G illfi L, i ,--rin -I' c, S ppl,,
ilelepr ori-ne r-0-4..3-2',- F ir51
,r d ,ar d un.,r ll'.r prm. bljera [ pre.
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r.pBids will be receil .ved antildar day,
rli--e ilfr Liquidared E-iriag- lor lair
ure .b 4, 2002 at 5:00e pm El' aitn
lt h :e r.1st '- ill be sel :,r 5.=:**:" per l

lthae Ofinic of t ihe Cl en eof ie YOUR
COAtPArY VAME. iri athi.- is aa
SEALED BID. anrd in:iua ir-" BID
NUMBER
Bids will be recel9ed until Friday,
October 4, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. ET at
the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court. 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr..
Boulevard, Room 148. Port St. Joe.
FL 32456. and the bids will be







SMILEY'S

DETAILING
104 Baltzell Ave., PortSt. Joe
T- S 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Telephone: 850.227-9353

House: 8504227-1143
Wash, Wax,,Vacuum
Shampoo, Buff, Armor-All
*, Cars Trucks
J i* RVs Boats


opened at this location on Monday.
October 7. 2002 a 10-00 a.m ET
The public is invited to attend
The board reserves the right to-reject
any'and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
By:!s/Carmen L McLemore,
S Chairman
Attest fs/Douglas C. Birmingham.,
Clerk
S _.ll_:-li S. piemDT e I.*e 31i 1'9 P .,"
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0102 40

C -r.. r ,n -- .-11-1 ;.:I, 101,- 'i .m
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I .. I Cur.l :. l ll-a- r ,r ls l-..' ,


' '. n. q r :( il-l: rl-luld,
directed to Gerald Shear
at. (850) 227-1401, Gi
.c r.uI Public ii..,rl.
1-11 T .ei -, lrer P--,r


S, Joe, Florida 32456
Flea _e inrldic re *rn ih. en l, ic
COMPANY NAME. tlia lw
SEALED BID, an in- :Ilud I
An.M1BER.
Bids will be received until
September 20, 2002 at 5:0
at the Office of the Clerk
Circuit Court 1000 Cecil G.
Sr.. Boulevard, Room 148,. I
Joe, FL 32456, and the bids
opened at this .location on I
September 23, 2002 at' 10:
SET. .
Ti, L.-:.I.j rsci.u. 'l.e right
nr', and all bid_:
BOARD OF COUNTY
: COMMISSIONERS
By-/s/Carmen L McLer
Chairman,
Attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmi
Clerk'
Publish September 12 and .19.
PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners will hold a
Hearing at 5:55 p.m. EST on T
September 24. 2002, concern


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C.-:-unIj E--ar. r. z *:nC. :.. i .,-,:r i- m eet
Ing room in the Robert M.. Moore
Administration Building. 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe.
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Case No.:.02-321DR
Morris W Winchel,
i.-f' :..i er
Elaine Howell,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLU-
S TION OF MARRIAGE
F.: :-.-.,- : : in: known address:,
un know n i


rI1 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
rer has been filed against you and that you
ulf are required to serve a copy of your
'. written defenses, if any, to.it on Morris.
", :; E. Winchell. whose address is P.O. Box
1185, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 on or
before (date) October 10. 2002, and file
.11 YOUR the original with the clerk of this Court
i l: a at 1000 Cbostin Blvd., Port St. Joe. FL
i.e BED 32456, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do 'so, a default may: be entered
Friday, against you for the relief demanded
p.m. ET in the petition.
.of the Copies of all court documents in
. Costin this case., including orders, are avail-
Port St. able at the Clerk of the Circuit
% will. be Court's office. You may review these
Monday, documents upon request.
0 0a.m. r Yon must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office ,notified of
your current address. (You may file
to reject Notice of Cuirent Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915:) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the
S address onh record at the clerk's
more, office. -
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
ingham, requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and information.
2002' .' Failure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or striking
of pleadings..
' County Dated: September 12, 2002.
Public CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Tuesday., By: /s/Betty Justice, D.C.
ning the Deputy Clerk


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from the sun's rays and then dribbles water
from its throat- over the babies. The other
parent will sometimes fly 70-80 miles to for-
age for food to bring back to the nest.
By nine weeks, the chicks have fledged
as they have to be ready before the rainy sea-
son. is over. If there is a drought and. not
much water, breeding often does not take
place.'
Wood storks feed by opening their beaks.
under water. As the prey (which can consist
of fish, frogs, tadpoles, small alligators,
snakes, crayfish, and anything else that lives
in the shallows of swamplands) touches the
beak, a reflex action takes place and the
beak closes around the food thus trapping it.
In the early 1900s there were '150,000
wood storks; a 1930 count revealed 60,000
and around 8-11,000 are left today. They
can live up to 10 years if their environment
is stable. But, the decline' of their habitat has
taken its toll .the great cypress swamps
were logged; drainage and disruption of wet-
lands', and drought are the culpritss with
'drought being a natural occurrelice. Birds of
this type can reveal to us the condition that
our wetlands are in today. Look for colonies
.that is 'a tell-tale sign! ....
Woody, the young wood stbrk that I had,
was ready to go. He had eaten "tons" of fish!
But, he was health and 'flying')in his pen.
So, where do' I release this beautiful bird? I
contacted Steve Shea, wildlife biologist for
St. Joe .Timberland and he had the perfect
spot where he had seen wood storks just a
day or two before release time.
We rode to Tupe'lo bend. a wildlife and
waterfowl management area of large ponds
* that fit just night into the ea u ng habits of the
wood stork. Plenty of morsels!
S W\ith his gracefulnes--. and lankiness-. he
landed right ,in the edge, of the pond. We .
watched as he preened an-d then '-tuck his
head into the' water. IbN; and other wading
birds were not far away. He was now in his
glory! Food abundance and his wetland
'habitat. "


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GULF


HURRICANE


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Gulf County Board of
Commissioners
Carmen McLemore, Chairman
Billy Traylor, District 2
Carl Fox, District 3
Nathan Peters. Jr., District 4
Jerry Barnes, District 5
Don Butler, Chief Administrator
R. Larry Wells, Emergency Mgt. Director
Marshall Nelson, Emergency Mgt. Coordinator









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An example of the
devastation inflicted
on Cape San Bias in
October of 1995 by
Hurricane Opal
The Gulf Hurricane and
Flood Guide will help you
to be prepared when hurri-
cane winds and floods hit.
Know what to do and
when. Keep your family safe
and minimize damage to
your home and personal
property.


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Timberland Company
"Over One Million Acres of Good Forest Stewardship"
EH&FE 2002 Page 1










.. : Vincent Ivers, MD 401 Reid Avenue
.. J. j Internal Medicine, Board Certifie Port St. Joe, FL 32456
J M 'A C ENT R Wayne \ ,v i -n, CPhone 850-229-1616
S ,E DIC-AL CEN TER Wayne Blevis, PA-C Fax 850-227-3566


FLOODING MYTHS
AND FACTS
lMYTH: Flooding occurs only at
low elevations along the-
coast.
FACT: Flooding is a result of
elevation, drainage, soil
type and surrounding
development. It occurs
along the coast and rivers
as well as inland. More
than 30% of the land in
the State of Florida is in
the flood plain.
IMYTH: My homeowner's policy
will cover damage if we
are flooded.
FACT: Flood damage is only
covered under a separate
flood insurance policy.

While flooding does result from
hurricanes, flooding can also
occur during winter, storms as
well as prolonged summer
thunderstorm! activity. Although
".'.T.osth'mi ifuitties -iave "flood- -
reduction programs such as
elevation requirements and
stormwater runoff systems;
flooding, like drought, is a natural
event, part of the normal water
cycle. Flooding disasters, however.
are another matter. They usually
result from a failure to understand
the natural systems of our
environment.


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5. INSURANCE
0 Call your agent. Make sure you are
adequately covered.
Agent's Name
Phone Number
.Policy No.
6. INSPECT & SECURE YOUR HOME
BEFORE THE STORM
O Gable Ends/Roof
0. Garage/Doors
O Maintenance


FLOO SAFETY Move valuables higher. Place them on
shelves, tables and counter tops.
If you are at risk from flooding, here are Fuelvehicles and check oil and water.
protective measures that need to be taken:
DURING THE FLOOD STAGE
PREPARATORY STAGE -If flood waters threaten to enter your
U Know your risk Contact your insur- house; turn off electricity at main
ance agent to determine if you live circuit box.
or own a business in the 100-year M Stay on higher ground
flood plan. If you do, purchase flood M Do-not drive on a flooded road!
:insurance! Also cheek your homeown- Don't attempt to wade in water above
her's policy to ensure that you and your yourknees.
belongings are protected. your ees.
U Disaster Supplies Kit -Include a: stock AFTERTHE FLOOD
of food that requires no cooking/ U Do :not return :to your home until
refrigeration and first aid kit. officials give the "All Clear."
Consider acquiring sandbags or other Do not eat food that has come into
materials to slow seepage into.youir contact with flood water. Use your
home non-perishable food.
Drink only bottled or previously stored
FLOOD WARNING STAGE water.
0 Keep tuned-to local stations for evacua-. M Stay away from disaster areas.
Stion information. 'Do not handle live electrical
[ Avoid putting rescue workers at risk equipment.
obey evacuation orders. M Report downed power lines.
* Store drinking water in sterile, covered v 'Stay tuned to6- local stations for
containers. emergency information.


FLOOD INSURANCE
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was estab-
lished to save tax dollars and'avoid natural disasters through
adequate planning. The NFIP offers flood insurance to
residents in communities that adopt appropriate standards
and land use controls'Ulike ours). The NFIP requires new
construction and reconstruction in flood prone areas to.
elevate above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE), reducing the
risk of flooding in the building itself, and requires structures
damaged more than 50%.of their value to be rebuilt to cur-
rent standards including elevating the structure. Make sure
-your insurance policy covers the replacement costs of your
home and belongings and any additional. costs to rebuild.


7. WINDOW PmOfIC IOION
8. FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES
0 Make a list of tasks and who is
responsible for each task. Don't
forget to include the kids.
9. PLAN FOR PETS
10. BUSINESS PLAN


blooding from Tropical Storm
Alberto in 1995 made phon-
ing for help impossible. Gulf
County Residents waited days
for the flood waters to recede.


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HURRICANES


There are ho other storms like hurri-
canes on earth. Views of hurricanes from
satellites located thousands of miles
above the earth show how unique these
powerful, tightly coiled
weather systems are.

Hurricanes are prod- -
ucts of- the tropical ..
ocean and atmos-
-phere. Powered by heat -,
from the sea, they are
steered by the easterly -.
trade winds and the -
temperate westerliess
as -well as by their
own ferocious energy. .:
Around their core,
winds grow with great
velocity, generating
violent seas. Moving
ashore, they sweep the 4
ocean inward'cwhile


spawning tornadoes
and producing torrential rains and
floods. Each year on average, ten tropi-
cal storms (of which six become hurri-
Scanes) develop over the Atlantic Ocean,
Caribbean.Sea, or Gulf of Mexico. Many
of these remain over the ocean.
However,: about five hurricanes strike-
the United. States coastline every three
years. Of these five, two will be major
hurricanes (category three or greater on
the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale).-

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
rates hurricanes in five categories, from
category one to category five. Category_
one hurricanes have sustained winds
from 74-95 mph with minimal damage.-
A category two hurricane-has sustained
winds of 96-110 mph with moderate.
damage. Hurricane Kate, which struck
Mexico Beach in 1985, was a category
two hurricane. A category three hurri-
cane does extensive damage with sus-
tainedwinds of 111-130 mph. Hurricane
Emily, which hit the North Carolina
Outer Banks in 1993, was a category
three hurricane. Category four hurri-
canes have sustained winds of 131-154
mph. Hurricanes Andrew (1992) and'
Hugo (1989) were category four hurri-
canes doing extreme damage. Hurricane
Camille, which hit the Louisiana/
Mississippi Coast in 1969 was a category
five hurricane with sustained winds
in excess of 155 mph. Saffir-Simpson


What is a hurricane?
A hurricane is a type of tropical
cyclone the general term for
all circulating weather systems
r,-n, itnir.t-olnr-klwise in the Nnrthern


classifies damage of a category five ovr r ..... .... ......
hurricanes "catastrophic" and the Hemisphere) over tropical waters.
hurricane as catastrophicyclones are classified as
news media have deemed them "killer follows:
storms."
Tropical Depression An
Timely warnings have organized system of clouds
diminished hurricane and thunderstorms with a
fatalities in the United defined circulation and
States. In spite of this, maximum sustained winds
-property damage con- of 38 mph (33 knots) or less.
tinues to mount. There Tropical Storm An organized
is little we can do system of strong thunderstorms
about the hurricanes with a defined circulation and
themselves. However, maximum sustained winds of 39
the NOA's National to 73 mph (34-63 knots).
Hurricane Center -and-
National Weather U Hurricane An intense tropical
Service field offices weather system with a well
team up with other, defined'circulation and
federal, state, and sustained winds of 74 mph
local agencies, rescue (64 knots) or higher. In the
|., and relief- organiza- western Pacific, hurricanes are
S tons, the private called "typhoons" and similar
sector, and the news storms in the Indian Ocean are
media in a huge warning and prepared- called "cyclones."
ness effort.


H URRICANEE SAFETY
TAKE ACTION NOW!
The hurricane season is June through November. Be prepared!
Determine if and when you would have to evacuate. REMEMBER:
All mobile home residents in Gulf County should evacuate, regardless
of location.
,* Decide NOW where you would go if ordered to evacuate (a friend
or relative, a hotel or motel, out of the region or, as a last resort, to
a shelter). Remember, if you are to leave the region or go to a hotel,
you must leave early. Determine your route.
E Check your Disaster Supplies Kit (see page 4) and obtain any items
you need.
Keep home in good repair. Tack down loose roofing and siding. Trim
dead or broken branches from trees.
E Make the minor improvements, such as bracing the gable ends of
roofs, needed to make your home safer. Contact a professional
engineer, licensed contractor or architect to inspect your home for
structural integrity.
Make plans and purchase materials to protect your home before the
storm (plywood, shutters, plastic sheeting, nails, etc.).
Purchase a battery-powered weather alert radio.
Inventory your property (a video tape is excellent). Store with
insurance and title papers in a safe place or send a copy to a relative
out of the area.
Make sure your address (number) is clearly marked on your home.
Whether you rent or own your home, review your insurance policies
with your agent now.
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HURRICANE WARNING


IF YOU MUST EVACUATE...

Stay tuned to your local radio and.
television station for emergency
broadcasts. If ordered to evacuate,
you must do so immediately.
* Take your Disaster Supplies Kit -
with you!. ..
* Take important papers with you, -aw .
including your driver's license,
special medical information,
insurance policies and property',,
inventories. w ig
* Let friends and relatives know, -
where you are going. Make sure -.
your.neighbors have a safe ride. .-- _
* Turn off electricity, water & gas.
* Lock windows and doors. This photo was taken during the afternoon of October 4, 1995 before Hurricane
..Make entsfor our p es morning hours of October 5. The storm surge had already pushed water out ofS
SMake arrangements for your pets! G. Costing, Sr. Blvd. to Highuay 98 almost uwehie hours before Opal made landfa,


IF YOU CANSTAYHOME... Cunt


If you are outside the evacuation
area and do not live in a mobile
home, you can decide to stay home.
* Make sure your windows are
protected and home is secured.
* Clean containers for drinking water
and your bath tub for storing
cleaning water. Line the tub with
plastic sheeting or clean shower
curtain, or caulk the drain with
silicone caulking it will hold
water for weeks and cleans up
easily when dry. Plan on three
gallons per person, per day for
-all uses.
* Check your Disaster Supplies Kit.
Make sure you have at least a
two-week supply of non-perishable
foods. Don't forget a non-electric
can opener.
* Offer your home as shelter to
friends or relatives who live in
vulnerable areas or mobile homes.


I During the storm stay inside and
away from windows, skylights and
glass doors. Find a safe area in
your home an interior, reinforced
room, closet or bathroom on the
lowest floor of the house that will
not be flooded.
* Wait for official word that the
danger is over. Don't be fooled
by the storm's calm "eye."
a If you lose power, turn off major
appliances, such as the air
conditioner and water heater to
reduce damage.
If flooding threatens your home,
turn off electricity at the main
breaker.

IF .. ... T O L
TOEVCUTEDO5


Opal struck in the early
t. Joseph's Bay and up Cecil
II.


Maps Detailing


Evacuation Zones and Routes
are Available from Gulf County
Emergency Management
(see example below)

Gulf County
Evacuation Zones


Personal and Community Preparedness Before the Hurricane Season


0 Know the hurricane risks in your area.
0 Learn safe routes inland.
0 Learn location of official shelters. .
0 Review needs and working condition of emergency equipment, such
as flashlights, battery-powered radios, generators, etc.
0 Ensure that enough non-perishable food and water supplies are on
hand.


0 Obtain and store materials, such as plywood, necessary to properly
secure your home.
0 Clear loose ard clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
0 Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed.
0 Determine where to move your boat in an emergency.
0 Review your insurance policy.


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HMARQUIS Quality Health Care o8-s0g 24566

HOME HEALTH in Your Own Home! Amy Miller, Director of Nursing


WARNINGS AND
ADVISORIES-
Tropical Storm Watch:
An alert for specific areas that a
tropical storm may pose a threat
within 36 hours.
Tropical Storm Warning:
An alert that tropical storm condi-
tions, including sustained winds
of 39 to 73 mph, are expected in
specific areas within 24 hours.
Hurricane Watch:
An alert for specific areas that
hurricane conditions pose a threat
to an area within 36 hours.
Hurricane Warning:
An alert that hurricane conditions,
are expected in a specified coastal
area within 24 hours. All precau-
tions should be completed
immediately.
Evacuation Order:
The most important instruction
you will receive. Once issued, an
evacuation order is mandatory.




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As the Storm Approaches...


HURRICANE WATCH

* Listen for weather updates on local stations and on NOA Weather
Radio. Don't trust. rumors, and stay tuned to the latest information.,
Check your Disaster Supplies Kit (see below) and obtain any needed
items.
Refill prescriptions. Mairitain at least a two week supply during
hurricane season.
Clear yard of potential flying debris (lawn furniture, potted plants,
bicycles, trash cans, etc.).
Protect your windows and glass doors! Brace double entry and garage
doors at the top and bottom.
Fill your car's gas tank and check oil, water and tires, Gas pumps
don't operate without electricity.
Secure your boat early..
Leave the swimming pool filled and super-chlorinated (cover the filtra-
tion system).
Get cash. Banks and ATMs won't be in operation without electricity
and few stores will be able to accept credit cards.
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DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
One of the most important tools for emergency preparedness is the Disaster Supplies Kit. Below are
the most important items for your kit. Stock up today and store in a water-resistant container!
Replenish as necessary, especially at the beginning of hurricane season June 1st.


O Two weeks supply of prescription medicines
O Two weeks supply of non-perishable/special
dietary foods
O Drinking water/containers: I gal/per person/
per day minimum 3 days)
O Flashlights and batteries for each member of
the family
0 Portable radio and bakeries
o First aid book and kit including bandages,
antiseptic, tape, compresses, non-aspirin
pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication
O Mosquito repellent and citroneUa candles
o Two coolers (keeping food; getting icei
o Plastic tarp for roof/window repair, screening,
tools and nails, etc.
O Water purification kit (tablets, non-scented
bleach, and iodine)
o Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water,
diapers, ready formula, bottles)
O Clean up supplies imop, buckets, towels,
disinfectant)
O Camera and film
O Non-electric can opener


O Extra batteries tfor camera, portable TV' lamps,
flashlights, radio, etc.)
O Plastic trash bags
o Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moistened
towelenes
If you evacuate you also should take:
o Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags. air mattresses
O Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
O Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
o Personal hygiene items toothbrush,
toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
O Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite
toys for children
O Important papers driver's license, special
medical information, insurance policies and
property inventories.i
Precious commodities before/after a storm:
O Cash (with no power. banks may be closed,
checks and credit cards unaccepted, and
ATM's may not be operational)
O Charcoal, wooden matches and grill
O Ice


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The storm surge pushed by Hurricane
Opal (1995) flooded numerous homes
in low lying areas of Port St. Joe.
Shown above is Long Avenue at the
intersection of 19th Street as water
backed up out of the drainage canal
through the Forest Park area.


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PRIO" T HE STORM ...


When in a Watch Area...
0 Frequently listen to radio, TV, or NOA
Weather Radio for official bulletins of
the storm's progress.
10 Fuel and service family vehicles.
10 Inspect and secure mobile home tie
downs.
0 Prepare to cover all window and
door openings with shutters or other
shielding materials.
0 Check batteries and stock up on
canned food, first aid supplies,
drinking water, and medications.
0 Prepare to bring inside lawn furniture
and other loose, lightweight objects,.
such as garbage cans, garden tools, etc..
0 Have on hand an extra supply of cash.
Plan to evacuate if you...
0 Live in a mobile home. They are unsafe
in high winds and tornadoes no matter
how well fastened to the ground;
0 Live on the coastline, the peninsula,
or near a river or a flood plain.
R0 Live in a high-rise structure. Hurricane
winds are stronger at higher elevations.

If Winds Become Strong...
10 Stay away from windows, and doors
even if they are covered. Take refuge
in a small interior room, closet, or
hallway .
0 Close all interior doors. Secure and'
brace external doors.
. 0 If you are in atwo-story house, go to
an interior first-floor room, such as a
bathroom or closet.
10 If you are in a multiple-story building
and away from the water, go to the first
or second floors and take refuge in the
halls or other interior rooms away
from windows. Lie on the floor under
a table or other sturdy object.


When in a Warning Area...0
0' Closely monitor radio, TV or NOA
Weather Radio for official bulletins.
0 Complete preparation activities, such
as putting up storm shutters, storing
loose objects, etc.
0 Follow instructions issued by local
officials. Leave immediately if told to
do so!
0 If evacuating, leave early (if possible,
in daylight). Stay with friends or
relatives, at a low-rise inland hotel/-
motel, or go to a pre-designated public
shelter outside a flood zone.
0 Leave mobile homes in any case.
, Notify neighbors and a family member
. outside of the warned area of your
evacuation plans.
0 Put food and water but for a pet if
you cannot take it with you. Publi c
health regulations do not allow pets
in public shelters, nor do most hotels/
motels allow them.


If Staying in a Home...
Only stay in a home if you have not
been ordered to leave. Stay inside a
well-constructed building. In structures,
such as a home, examine the building
and plan in advance what you will do if
winds become strong. Strong winds can
produce deadly missiles and structural
failure.
0 Turn refrigerator to maximum cold
and open only when necessary.
0 Turn off utilities if told to do so by
authorities.
-0 Turn off propane tanks.
10 Unplug small appliances.
-0 Fill bathtub and large containers with
water for sanitary purposes.


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AFTER THE STnORM
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0 Keep listening to radio, TV, or NOA
Weather Radio.
0 Wait until an area is declared safe
before entering. -
0 Roads may be closed for your
protection. If you come upon a
barricade or a flooded road, turn
around and go another way!
0 Avoid weakened bridges and washed
out roads. Do not drive intoflooded,
- areas.
0 Stay on firm ground.-Moving water
only 6 inches deep can sweep you off"
your feet. Standing water may be


.electrically charged from underground
or downed power lines.
0 Check gas, water, and electrical lines
and appliances for damage.
10 Do not drink or prepare food with tap
water until you are certain-it is not
contaminated.
0 Avoid using candles and other open
flames indoors. Use a flashlight to
inspect for damage.
0 Use the telephone to report life-
threatening emergencies only.
0 Be especially cautious if using a chain
saw to cut fallen trees.



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Hurricane Preparedness
Begins at Home
We don't like to think about a disaster in our
community, much less take the time (and
expense) to prepare our homes, families and
businesses to weather a storm or other dis-
aster. Yet, if you are armed with knowledge
and a little forethought, you can save your-
self and your family from potential injury and
financial loss. To get started, first read this
guide. Then, prepare your own Family
Disaster Plan by completing this checklist:
Pai B GHS&W 2002


1. KNOW YOUR RISK
0 Hurricane Storm Surge
0 N.F.I.R Flood Zone -
O Mobile home_
2. MAKE PLANS IN ADVANCE
If told to evacuate, we will go to:
D Friend/Relative
Phone No. _
D Hotel/Motel______
0 Shelter_
El Evacuation Route


3. PUT TOGETHER YOUR DISASTER
SUPPLIES KIT
(see page 4 for details)
4. RELATIVES/FRIENDS TO CONTACT
WITH EMERGENCY INFORMATION
Name
Phone
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Phone
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