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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: November 21, 2002
Frequency: weekly
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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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GARC Banquet
Photos & story pg. 6A
Teachers/Board seal the deal
SPg.4A

Christmas on the Coast Pg. 3A I
Mexico Beach Council Pg. 3A


Sports


p


Law Enforcement
Obituaries,
School News
Letters From You
Worship Choices


g9. 10A
Pg. 3A
Pg. 6B
Pg. 3B
Pg. 9A
Pg. 7B


*HOLIDAY DEADLINES:
classified ads for Nov. 27
issues are Monday at 1 a.m.
Display ads are doue noon
Monday.


"Christmas for


Kids" Expanded


To Include


ElderAdults


The Star On Line at http:ww.StarFL..com
The Star On Line at http:l//ww.StarFL.comr


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USPS 518-880


PSJ App roves nexation Plans




WindMark Subdivision Removed from Expansion Efforts


Port St. Joe city commis-
sioners unanimously' voted to
pass. Ordinance Number 298
which accepts the voluntary
annexation of property extending
along Highway. 98 arid up to the
boundary of WindMark
subdivision west of the city.
Mayor Frank Pate brought up
the ordinance *as a matter of
general business on the board's
agenda. He explained to those
present at the meeting that plans
to include WindMark subdivision
had been changed since some
property owners had requested
not to be included, in the'
annexation plan.
During discussions John
Hedric (Tal.), Chairman of the


The "Christmas for Kids" pro- Panhandle Citizens Coalition
gram is taking on a new dimen- (PCC) told board members that
sion of service this year as it his group may not oppose 'the
expands to serve not only chil- annexation.- plan since WindMark
di-en, but also elderly men and (a St., Joe Company subdivision)-
women. has been removed from the
The Gulf County Senior ordinance.
Citizens, Arvida, Knights of Commissioner Benny Roberts
Columbus and The Star asked Hedric what his concerns
Publishing Cqmpany are joining were.
together to sponsor this year's Hedric explained that the PCC
community-wide program. This is group. was involved in
the same program that has been communities along the Panhandle
held in the past with the elderly with concern over St. Joe
included this year. Company's development of its
'According to Gulf County land and how it will impact the
Senior Citizen Director Jerry area.. ,:
Stokoe, "There, are lots of, elderly' Mayor Pate 'pointed out that
who live alone on small ,fixed the city lost a $300 million tax
incomes and barely make .ends base when the mill'shut down and.
meet. The expansion of the pro- one of the reasons for annexation
gram will not only continue to desires was to recoup some of that
help kids who riay not otherwise 7000o loss of taxable property.
ex'penence Christmas. but reach "We're just trying to exist." Pate
these men aiid ((tSriien who ne i"dfd" ........ .....
really have a merry Christmas Robertk went on to explain
also." that a concern for' natural


Last year's program was an
overwhelming success thanks to
the outstanding generosity of con-,
S tnbutors from throughout .the
community. Over 220 kids ,were
'served arid $11,000 in donations
and toys were contributed (toy
values were estimated).
Over $1,500 has already been
graciously given to assist the pro-
(See CHRISTMAS on Page-6A)


resources was also a driving force.
He stated that septic' tanks
needed to be, exchanged for a
sewer system ', in regions
surrounding the bay.
Roberts followed with another
question for Hedric. After
explaining that WindMark is going
to be developed he asked, "What
-difference would it make to you
whether WindMark is part of the-
'city or remains in the county?"


During disctissions Roberts
repeated the basic question
several times. He. also explained
that the city had made numerous
concessions to the cou n ty
concerning planning and density.
City 'Attorney Tom Gibson also
pointed out'that almost all of the
lots are;sold. "The deal's done," he
said, stating that roads, sewer.
water, and infrastructure were all
in place.
"You can't annex somebody if
they don't want to be annexed."
Roberts added.. ,
Diane Brown, .PCC member
from Bay County, brought
laughter from those present at the
meeting when she questioned.the
city'si limited wastewater
treatment plant capacity.
"Lady you need to do your
homework," 'Commissioner
Eugene Raffield responded.
Raffield'went on to explain that
the city WWTP facility Is one of the
largest in the entire state of
Florida.
Commissioner Roberts talked
about city plans to improve it's
wastewater system. He reminded
everyone that a few years ago the
WWTP handled 36 million gallons
per day and now only deals with
approximately 2 million., '
Raffield countered Brown's
concern about environmental
impact saying. "I care about that
bay more than you do. I make my
living off of it."
Brown again had
commissioners scratching- their
heads when she asked if the city
was going to get nd.of old.septl! ,
tanks.
Commissioner Roberts told
her there were none in the city-.
(The city is on sewer and 'waste
water treatment service arid has
been for many years.)
Brown then questioned the-
legality of the annexation proposal
under Flonda statutes. Attorney
Gibson stated that voluntary
annexation such- as is being,
proposed by the city, is not bound
by the same restrictions since the
property owners are making the


request.,
Commissioner Roberts- made,


the motion to adopt the'
annexation ordinance, .Commis-


(See ANNEX on Page 6A)


Getaway car is being held in Gulf County Sheriffs compound awaiting processing by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement crime lab.


Capital City Bank Robbed

$3,500 to $4,000 Taken r'esday -On the Tail of Suspect


. by Tim Croft ...
Authoriues were searching on
Wednesday for an Alabama man
who is the prime suspect in the
robbery of the Capital City Bank
on Monument Avenue.
Alvin Lee McCariv. born in
1966 and from Clanton, Ala., is
suspected of robbing the Capital
City Bank around 10:30, a.m.
Tuesday, according to the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office.
Gulf Couhty, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen and investigators, act-
ing on a tip, were in Franklin.
County Wednesday morning
searching for McCary.
An arrest had not been made
at press time.
According to' the Sheriff's
Office, 4 maria described as white,
roughly 20-40 years old, with a'


.. thin .build- dirty blond hair and a
fresh cut across the top of his
nose entered the bank,
approached a teller, made threats
and demanded money.'
According to police reports,
he did not brandish a weapon
before making off with $3,500-
$4,000, exiting the bank through
'the'front door.
The man was observed' leav-
ing the scene in a black two-door.
older model car, similar in body
type to a Ford Thunderbird. with
a red pin stripe. The car was
described as being dirty.
The vehicle's description ulti-.
mately led authorities to a house
on Cape San Blas and McCary.
Late Tuesday night, Sheriffs
deputies were tipped that the car
in question had been seen driving
up and down the Cape.


McKeithen and investigators
eventually located the car. a
Thunderbird with Alabama
' license plates,' parked outside a
home,
The house, it turned out. was
being used as temporary, living
quarters for four construction
workers, including McCary, who
were' down from Alabama on a
job. .
Inside the home, investigators
questioned two laborers who said
that McCary. and 'another worker
had not returned to the job site
after lunch on Tuesday.,
The' laborers/who were ques-
tioned were not linked to the rob-'
bery, according to the Sheriffs
Office. ;
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement had been called
in to process the car.


Wewa Library Nearing Completion

Furnishings Should be Placed Sometime In December


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Gulf County Judge Fred Witten administers the oath of office to newly elected Gulf County School
Board members as their children and grandchildren assist in their swearing in. From left are Lacey Wood,
Oscar Redd, Jade Gaskin, Sharon Gaskin, Charlotte Pierce and Jonathan Pierce.


Gaskin, Pierce and Redd Sworn,


In; Quinn Named As Chairman
by Tim Croft another four-year term. would be somewhere like thi
It was one for the history Pierce was presented with a working for kids. I never dream
'books on Tuesday at the Gulf plaque honoring her 12 years of it would happen like this."
County School Board. service on the board and her work Of his status as the fir
The School Board held its as chairman. African-American chairman
annual reorganization meeting, "We've had a lot of interesting Quinn was honored and humble
Welcoming new member Sharon moments and I thank you for your while cognizant of the day's syn
Gaskin, and, elected as its chair support," Pierce told her fellow bolic importance.
for the next year Billy Quinn Jr., board members. "It's something that is impol
the first African-American to serve But the morning belonged to tant for minorities," Quinn said
as the county's School Board Gaskin, who won the District 2 -"We need role models. I'm happy
chairman, seat in a November runoff, and to be in that position and I loo
"This day is historical," said Quinn, first elected to the board forward to working hard (for kids
Charlotte Pierce, who just fin- in 1990 and now ascending to the We have a great board, so I hav
ished her .fourth stint as chair- high-profile position of chairman, all the help I need."
man and who, along with Gaskin "I'm delighted to sit here,"
and Oscar Redd, was sworn in for Quinn said. "I always dreamed I (See SCHOOL BOARD on Page 5.


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by Tim Croft
Columns are bookends
around the front entrance and the '
juice will soon be turned on.
'The vision of a new public
library in Wewahitchka has nearly
come into sharp focus.
During .their regular bi-
monthly meeting last week,
Wewahitchka City Commissioners
heard an update on the progress
of 'the library, which is close' to
completion on Second Street
adjacent to the courthouse.
City manager Don Minchew
notified commissioners that
utilities phone, electric and gas -
would soon be hooked up.
Once wires have been run,
the electric will be underground,
crews can proceed with paving the
parking areas.
'Alan McNair, who with his
wife Marlene has spearheaded the
drive for the new facility, said that
furniture should be going in
sometime in early December.'
"We're rocking right along,"
Minchew said. "There's still some
cosmetic work on the outside -to
do, but it's starting to get that
aesthetic (of a library).
"I'm proud of it. I'm pleased
with the overall work being done.
It's coming together."
In other business,
commissioners:
Received a $350
contribution from Ralph Rish for
"No Smoking" signs in city


facilities.
The contribution came after a
little good-natured fun between
Mayor Ray Dickens and several'of
the city's prominent citizens.
After Florida voters last
Tuesday. approved an amendment
which prohibits smoking -in all
buildings, a ,few citizens in
particular Sharon Gaskin, Billy
Traylor and Rish placed a sign
. at City Hall trumpeting the
passage of Amendment 6-and that
smoking was no longer allowed at
City Hall.
That target of this tongue-in-
cheek prank was Dickens, who, in
keeping with the spirit of the sign,
swore out "warrants" against the
three for defacing public property.
The three, arrived at the
meeting last Thursday to plead
"guilty" and, amidst plenty of
laughs, Rish paid a "fine" in the
form of his contribution for "No
Smoking" signs.
Were notified of (he need to
spend $1,800 on maintenance
and repair work to get the fire
department's No. 1 pumper truck
re-certified.
Certification is required every
10 years.
The truck 'was out of
commission for several days.
Approved the purchase of a
new underground pipe locator at
a cost of $995.
Re-appointed all five
members of the city Planning
Board.


The panel members,are Dee
Mahan, John Henry Pridgeon, Ed
Doyle, Sebrina McGill and Tweeda
McGlon.
In a largely bookkeeping
decision, moved to combine the
operating funds for the Jehu and
Buckhorn cemeteries into a single
enterprise fund.

SR 71 Public
Information
Meeting
The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) will
conduct a Public Information
Workshop Thursday, November
21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the
City of Port St. Joe Centennial
Building, 2001 Centennial Drive.
This meeting is being held to
allow interested persons an
opportunity to express their views
concerning the location, concep-
tual design, and social, economic,
and environmental effects of the
proposed transportation improve-
ments for SR 71 (5th Street/Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Boulevard). The
proposed project consists of
pavement rehabilitation from US
98 (SR 30) to the end of the
concrete pavement.
This is an informal meeting;
there will be no formal presenta-
tion. All interested, persons are
encouraged to attend this public
information meeting and provide
feedback to the department.


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PAGE TWd THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY n k er Dow n W ith Kes by Kesley Colbert
- COLUMN


-d WRIT EN IBY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR



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English is Hard

I was talking with Advertising Director Ron Isbell Monday and
commented to him that his wife could really "burn". It was easy to tell
by the flushed look in his face that Ron didn't exactly understand that If. you just have regular
I was paying his wife, Wendy, a compliment. sense-or you get confused a tad
Fact is, Wendy had brought a loaf of banana nut bread that may easier than your neighbor-you
have been the best I've ever eaten-not including my wife or mother in might want to stop reading right
this statement-of course. here....'Cause this one today is
s em co ~. way beyond what most folks can
To say someone can "burn" in some of the circles I run in means
they can cook mighty dog gone good. To say she can "really burn" is
even better.
Ron being from up North (Illinois) was not familiar with this par-
ticular phrase of corruptiorA of the English language, so I fund myself
trying to soothe hurt feelings. The English language can be confusing
enough without my help. "
Marie Steele Romanelli sent me an email a few weeks ago entitled
English Is Hard To Learn that will help explain how confusing our lan-
guage can be. The following are a few examples from that message.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more .refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture. ,
SHe could-lead ifhe would-get the lead out'. ;.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is no time like the sent, he'thought it was time to
present the present. -
A bass was painted on the head. of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove do\e into the bushes.
I did rnot object to the object. /
The insurance was invalid fQr the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmeh about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things -when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to, sow.
The wind was, too strong t6 wind the sail.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I. shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let's face it-English is a crazy language. There is no egg in egg-
plant nor ham in hamburger:' neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren't invented in England nor French fries in
'France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't
sweet, are meat. ,
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we.
find that quicksand can work slo',1ly. boxing rings aresquaire ard a
guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't
groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't,
.' the plural of booth beeth?
One goose, 2 gdese. So one moose, 2,mineese? One index, 2 indices?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends 'but not one
amend, that you comb through annals of history but not a single
annual? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but.one
of them, what do you call it?, 71
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian
eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all
English speakers should be committed to an' asylum for the verbally
insane.
In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a ,-' I _-
recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run -..
and feet that. smell? How can a,slim chance and a fat chance be the
same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can over-
look and oversee be opposites, while quite a lot and quite a few are
alike? .
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which
your house can burn up as it burns down, in Which you fill in a form
by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on. 1
After Ron reads this he'll understand how burn: can be a good
thing. ,K ...i


This Story Needs Amending


un iderstandrd'
I m not r-\en pretending here
to kno>Aw w hat I m wanting about!
Please keep that in mind if you
decide to go beyond this point.
T.i,.v '._ rre called Proposed
Constitutional Amendments. If
you picked uip a recenL Florinda bal-
lot .o tast a vote in the governor's
race I'm sure you saw them. If you
weren't blind or your sister-in-law
actually cast your vote-you
couldn't have missed them!
There were about two hundred


different proposals! Gone 'ith The
Hind looked like a novelette upside
that ballot! I read about hall w'ay
through the first amendment on a
sample sheet someone had mailed
us and marveled as the bewilder-
ment crept in like lava slipping
over Lhe unsuspecting rocks. I
could tell it had something to do
with capital punishment but I was-
n't sure whether the proposal was
for or against it.
I asked my wife for a little clar-
ification. She said; "Wait. till you


get down to the one about the
pigs."
Now. I m sure some good
meaning folks came up with these
ideas. And without quesuon some
of these recommendations would
be night' for Florida. But which
one? And how many? And how,
pray tell;. could we separate the
wheat from the chaff?'. .
You might want to file .this
under too many cooks spoil the
broth. ..
Did you ever, see that old
movie where the evil mortgage gtuy
had the elderly rancher sign a
bunch of papers to help him "save
the farm"? 'Course, down about
the fifth document, was a deed-
made butto -the evil mortgage.guy!
In the confusion of "too much ink,
too many papers" he had signed
away the right tb 500 acres ofgood
bottom land.
When I got down to about the
eighth or tenth amendment I got to
looking for the deed to. my house!
I'm certainly not anti-amend-
ments. I'm just concerned when
we have a hundred to pick from on
one ballot. The whole world won-
ders,why w have such difficulty
counting vo(es in Florida. It may
have more to do with volume than
hanging chads....
I'm a little cautious by nature
When someone whips a big wad of
information on me all at once...
Charlene Cunningham tried
for a solid week to get me to take
her cousin from Bumpus Mills to
the homecoming dance. I hesitated
and she immediately lauriched
into her sales pi ch, "She is the
sweetest thing. She knows all the
modern steps. Sh'e makes all her
own clothes. She cooks like Betty
Crocker. She's a great conversa-
tionalist. All the girls lIke her....",
It was too much! I wasn't siure
if I was most leery about whht I
was hearing, or whaf I wasn't
hearing!.
,'I thought of Charlene when I
read the amendment about Dade
County's Home Rule Charter. How
could I possibly know what tor d?
.'Soiie pictures might helped! And
let-me tell you. I wasn't anymore
interested'in Dade County than I
was Charlene's cousin!
It was kinda like being back in
Miss Belle's third grade. If she
asked who the sixteenth president
was, I had the answer. Ditto for the
first president. But if she asked me
to, name every one of them, in
order-she had loaded too much
on my tiny little wagon!
.One of the amendments had to
do with "providing the, public"
information on 'how much future
amendments were going to cost
us. Doesn't that sound a little fishy
to you?. Remember when that
Lottery Amendment was going to
take care of all our educational
expenses forever....
Speaking of school, one of the
.amendments this, year dealt with
pre-kindergarten education and
another had to do with limiting
class room sizes. I wondered what
a prekindergartner weighed! And it
(See KESLEY ON 'PAGE 3)


The mill is going, but their money remains


IT'STAKING AS long to tear'
the pap&r mill down as it took to
build it in the first place.
I wonder if it is costing more`
or less, to tear it down,'-than it
cost to build it in 'the first place?
:, know my daddy helped
build the paper mill, as did many
daddyy" from this area. .
Now, those left, can' no-
longer "trash talk" the mill.
Everybody is sad to see it go.
Those interviewed, while' they
were waiting for the'"big'bang"
last-Suniday, had only words of,
wistful nostalgia in its passing.
There was none of "They own
all of the land and won't sell it!"
nor "they'will spend whatever it
takes, to get laws favorable to
their position, passed.", or "They
try to control everything."
We 'all know how much good
the St. Joe Paper Compahy actu-
ally did; what good stewards of
what they owned they were. It
was almost like they owed us a
livelihood!


ETAOIN SHRDLU


OF COURSE, WE,.still have
the St. Joe Company-a spin-off
of St. Joe Paper Company--in
our /midst. Already some
folks-who aren't the beneficia-
ries of their largesse-are begin-
nring to bad-mouth the company,
just as the previous. generation
did, who did not directly make
their living off St. Joe Paper.
Company. c '"
The company cod(d develop
all their beach property, (the
most valuablel but they're' not!
They are' keeping it open for our
use and enjoyment. As asmatter
of fact, they have plans to make
it more accessible to the pub- .
lic--even more usable, if you


b6y Wesley Ramscy

please.
-If it;were my land, and val-
ued at upwards' of S250.000 a
lot, I'd keep vc;u peons off it until
I could s4ell it! Not fix it up into a
"park" for you to continue using.
free of charge
I might'find some other used
for. my money instead of spend-
ing it'for pchblarships', or con-
tributing to 'the many worthy
causes and facilities as they do.
Turn that "money spigot" off .
around here and you would real-'
ly see some depressed times!

THE OLD MILL is gone -for
good,.but their money remains!
My daddy-and many oth-


Sers-worked maixy hours at the
paper-mill. "and was glad to get
the job.
I remember the days prior to
his going to work for the paper
company. We existed'' in
Oklahoma at the time. in what is
described around here as a
shotgun shack for which we
paid the princely sum of 85.0`0 a
month; when,we had it!.. .
Daddy used' to,' work-part
time--with anrt oil derrick 'crew,
tearmi down surplus oil' der-
ricks. His crew would go wherev-.
er an oil derrick needed tearing
down.. '
'He earned only part-time pay
for his activities. but it was all
he could find to do.':
When ;Uncle Edwin' wrote
himi and informed him 'of a
steady job here in Florida, he
jumped at the opportunity; just
as the many poor dirt farmers of
the vicinity' who ,gave up their
vocations as dirt farmers, to
become paper makers!


PART OF THE information
in this column came from other
reading I have done over the past
couple of weeks.
S, For instance: Ed Ball. trav-
eled all. over -thisr section of
Florida. in the 1920s, 'buying up
property when the owners were
more than happy tosell tod any-
one' who had enough cash to 'at
least pay the taxes on the land.
JHe .bought thousands of
acres of "useless" land "which
wouldn't grow anything but pine
trees and scrub :oak"; and the
pine trees had mostly been' cut
off the land.
It was truly worthless!
Ed Ball must have looked
like "Santa Claus" running
around the swamps with a bag
full .of money, giving it away, for
"this worthless land". .
The natives of Northwest
Florida saw their first money, of
any consequence; some, for the'
first time in their lives!
Anybody else could' have
done the same things


THE OLD PAPER MILL was
built to last!
That's the way things were
built in the early part of the past
century. Build it to last a life-
time!
'Now, it s stubborn in coming
down. It's taking nearly as long *
to tear down as it took to build!
Just ask some of the crew
doing the demolition job.

YES, DEMOLITION SUNDAY
was a day of intense interest
around here. The livelihood of so
many people was coming down
in a cloud of dust;
Several men criedl
Many felt like it!
I'm sure, 'if I had a part in.
building ',the mill,;I would have
been sad beyond expression,
seeing it come to. so ignominious
an end! It left a feeling with me,
anyhow, that was like losing the
life of a long-time loved one ..
a part .of the family! Some
things change, some stay the
same


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Part St. Joe, FL

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SCheck the list; check it twice.
*Determine who has been
'naughty and who has been nice.
Because the season of joy
begins December 6 withthe three-
day Christmas on the Coast
celebration.
Entertainment, shopping, a
'boat parade, a Christmas Concert
and, of course, the old guy with
the white beard and red suit will
be in the offing as Pqot St. Joe
turns into a Winter Wonderland
without the snow on the first
*weekend of December.
There will be tidings of joy
from the throats of singers local
and beyond, and it- would 'be a.
*wise man who puts off his diet for
at least three days.
-Things get started on Friday,
*Dec. 6, when the downtown
merchants hold Open House
events from 4-6 p.m. Stores 'will
'offer finger foods, refreshments-
and special opportunities to
purchase stuff for the stockings.
At 7'p.m., in Frank Pate Park,
the city's official Christmas Tree
will be illuminated, with carols,
candle lighting, special music and
a, Christmas story devotion
providing the soundtrack as
Mayor Frank Pate does the
lighting honors.
SAt 9 ia.m. Saturday, Dec. 7,
Reid Avenue will be closed to
vehicle traffic to. allow folks a


Kesley
Continued from Page: 2A
'also crossed my mind that if we
-voted on the "economic impact"
amendment first would we then
know the cost of educating. 'em
'early and lmirmng the size of the
-classrooms BEFORE we had to
check yes or no? '
Or would the lottery cover all
the expenses incurred by any new
amendments? Maybe we all
should light up a cigarette, mak-
riig sure we. are -well away from a
predefined "enclosed indoor work-
'place", and talk about the good old
days when no pigs (pregnant or
otherwise) were kept in *crates,
bags, boxes or cages.
Maybe what we need most is
an' amendment to 'end all amend-
ments. .. .
'Or at the very least, how about
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chance to get their dogs tired
taking part in that annual
Christmas tradition shopping.
Vendors will be scattered
across the street offering an
assortment of baubles suitable for
parking under a Christmas tree.
There will also be arts and
crafts offered from booths along
Reid Ave. throughout the
weekend.
A carnival will also be offering
fun and games for children of all
ages throughout the weekend at
the end of Reid Ave.
Santa, in all his scarlet and
gray glory, will arrive by boat at
the St. Joseph Pier at 10:30 a.m.,
with the annual Christmas Parade
following at 11 .a.m.
Once the parade ends,
children will have a chance to
plop down on Santa's lap, make a
few gift requests for his drop down
their chimney and have their
picture taken.
Special entertainment will be
in the offing throughout the day,
provided by Day Star, Mary Lou,
Cumbie, the Taunton Family, the
First Baptist Youth Praise Choir
and the dancers from Pam Nobles
Studio.
"The high-lights, literally, of
the celebration figures to be the
lighted boat parade, which will
,coast along beautiful St. Joseph
Bay starting at. 7 p.m.


an amendment to limit the hum-
Sber of amendments that can be
considered in any one year. Just
give uts one or two that we can
digest and consider and vote on in
a serru-intelligent manner. If they d
only give us a couple at a time they,'.
wouldn't have to expend so much
money and energy explaining why
it was so necessary and how we
could t live without it and exactly
why it wasn't really going'to cost-.
us all that much in the end....We
could figure it out on our own.,
And we might also be better
able to consider if it Is, or is not. in
the best interest of the majonrty of
the people in our' state!
'Course, maybe they don't
want us to figure it out on oiar
own..-
How. do you reckon those
Hadacol .salesmen became so
wealthy...
Think About It.
Kes -


The weekend., climaxes at 4
p.m. on Sunday with a spiritual
Christmas concert by The Dixie
Echoes. The only place that could
hold a concert that big arid
energetic The Echoes will stir
the spirits is the gym at Port St.


Joe High School.
If you are looking for a fine,
souvenir of the weekend, pick up
a "Christma, on the Coast" T-
shirt which are on sale at The
Bank, The Star and Costin's
Bookkeeping. Children sizes are
$10, adult sizes $12.


by Tim Croft'
Addressing rumors, and
tipping a hat to a departing
member were prominent during
last- week's regular monthly
meeting of the Mexico Beach City
Council.
City clerk, Henry Flack
provided elected officials and the
audience with a brief overview of
the city budget, ,a presentation
designed in part to, address
rumors that spread like wildfire
during the recent municipal
election, campaign.
In broad strokes, Flack, using
bar graphs, showed that the city's
books have improved in the past',
three years, with income
outpacing expenditures, the
general fund balance rising arid
millage rates declining. "
""pur financial condition in
regards to what we have to spend
has, improved the last three,
years," Flack said, :noting the city
has worked closely with state
auditors to correct disparities
created in the budget several
years ago by, most prominently.
the purchase of the Duren
property.
The city should close on the
sale of that property sometime-
next month.
,The council :members also
said their goodbyes. along with
some words of tribute, to outgoing
member Carolyn Metcalf, who was
defeated in the Group 2 race last
week.


In other business:
City administrator Paul
Sabiston provided information
concerning an S800,000 grant the
city could qualify Ior to provide a
beach berm in an area where
erosion has been. in Sabiston's
words, "hornble."
The erant. FET'A dollars
funneled through the state, would


allow the city to create a 3-4 foot
dune on the beach between 26th
Street and Toucan's.
The berm would help protect.
property in an area that has been
raked by recent tropical storms.
The city would have to come
up with a 12 percent match to
receive the. grant. How-ever. there
.is still $85,000 in a beach
renourishment grant that ,the city
could use as part of its' match,
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Teachers and Board Sealing the Deal
School Board Calls Special Meeting for 9th to Approve Contract


by Tim Croft
Culminating negotiations in
which neither side could exult in
victory, the Gulf County School
Board and its employees agreed in
principle last week on a deal
regarding salaries and benefits.
Rank and file teachers will
vote this week on ratification. The
School Board has scheduled at
special meeting at 9' a.m. on
Monday to approve the recrafted
contract.
"It was a very good contract
for teachers," said Superintendent
of Schools Jerry Kelley. "We have
really made progress (on salaries)
compared to other rural
counties."
As. for support personnel,
language on a first-ever collective
bargaining agreement must still


be formally drafted. Non-
instructional personnel will vote.
to ratify the contract sometime
next month, with the School
Board likely to consider the
contract at its Dec. 10 meeting.
"We finally closed the deal,"
said Tom Wazlavek, executive
director of the Gulf County
Education Association, which
represents teachers and non-
instructional employees.
For teachers, those at the top
of the salary scale, meaning at
least 23 years experience, will,
receive 'a 4 percent bump in,
salary.
That impacts 39-40 teachers.
Those below that threshold of
seniority, will receive'a 3 percent
raise above the incremental, or
step raise, they received in July.
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It is worth noting that those
teachers with less than 23 years
experience will not actually realize
a 3 percent raise this year.
And this is where the deal
gets confusing.
As part of the give and take
between the sides, the teachers
with- less than 23 years agreed to
take salary bumps effective Nov. 1
in order for the district to be able
to come up with the additional
funds to provide a 3 percent raise.
Therefore, the additional
dollars made available by the
School Board will be 'over nine
checks, instead of 12, so teachers
will see tw6-thirds of the increase,,
or in reality, a 2 percent bump.
However, come next July 1,
that 3 percent raise will become a
permanent. part of the salary
scale.
As example,, say a teacher
currently makes $30,000. The
additional dollars they will receive
over the next nine checks will
bump their annual salary to
$30,600.
However, on next year's salary
scale \that teacher will be at
$30,900.,
: '., "Teachers at the top of the
scale will get a true.' 4 percent
raise spread out over how many
Number, of checks between now
and July I," Wazlavek said.
SThe district will continue to
. contribute $225 per month to
each teacher's health insurance.
The total cost of the package
for the- district is., between .,
$187,000 and $190,000.
"I'm not completely satisfied ,
because, frankly, when you
consider the insurance and that
they didn't get a raise last,year,
they are actually falling behind,"
Wazlavek said, noting the rise in
overall insurance rates.
-"It's three-fourths of what we
were looking for in salaries and
it's only one-third of what we,
wanted in insurance."
Teachers were asking for a 4"
percent raise above the step.,
increase and for the district to join
the state employees' 'health
insurance plant and raise the
district's contnbution to S275 a.
Month. ,
The district is currently
.40ding out the .insurance.,
etfit-rat:t, with the' bil.s: to' be '
.opened next week.. -
'Kelley said when he' '
contracts have been approved by
both sides he will reach out to the
union to create a more' collegial
atmosphere.
I'Tm going to do everything I
can to improve relations with the
teachers, and it's not all about-
money," Kelley said.
As for support personnel, they
agreed to dollars that equaled a 3
percent raise in salaries for all but
those with 23 or more years:
experience, some 13-14'
employees, who were offered what
equated to 4 percent.
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month.
The total cost of the package
for support personnel is roughly
$80,000.
"I would like more money,
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Kelley said confidential
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Superintendent Jerry Kelley congratulates Billy Quinn, Sr. after
he was installed as the new chairman of the Gulf County School
Board.


Gaskin, who had a plethora of
friends and family present for her'
swearing-in, was also humbled by
the occasion.
*' "It's quite awesome," Gaskin
said. "I look forward to working
1 with the board. I- already feel like
a part of the team.' The reality is
setting in."
Redd, the, longest-serving,
elected official in the county,.' said,
"It's an honor to begin my sixth

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consecutive term. It's an honor
and a privilege."
Linda Wood, who like Quinri
did not face re-election this year,'
was elected vice-chair of the'
,board.
"We have a new board and I'm.
looking forward to great things,"
said Superintendent of Schools
Jerry Kelley. "I'm excited' .
During a workshop following
the reorganizational meeting,
Kelley outlined issues that he
would like the board to take up in
the coming months.
On the legislative agenda
side, Kelley, who said he had,
already had discussions with Rep.
Allan Behse, R-Panama City,
noted that the most important
issue for the district was to
restore full funding for sparsity.
Sparsity is a categorical fund
by which the Legislature had pro-
vided dollars to rural counties, or
* those with small population
bases.
I, n the politically-charged
environment of education fund-
ing. however, the Legislature has ,
funded sparsity at lesser and
lesser amounts in recent years.
"Our big issue is sparsity, to
fully fund sparsity." Kelley said.
'That wni ild be the biggest thing
(that ',could happen in
Tallahassee) ,as far as having a
positive impact."
Closer to home, Kelley said'he
believes the board should address
at some point in the future T-
shirts being worn in the high
school that have the Rebel Flag
emblazoned on them.
Calling them "inappropriate",
for a school setting. Kelley sug-'


gested the board hold a workshop
on the issue.
Facilities, including the possi-
bility, well down the road, of cre-
ating a single Gulf' County high
school/middle school, should also
be a topic for a future workshop,
Kelley said.
He said major physical plant
projects, such as re-roofing and
other renovation or maintenance
items, should continue in the next
several years.
And he said the board should
take a long look at the flight of
students now numbering 30 -
into the district from Franklin
County. .
How any redress could be
taken against the backdrop of
students from Bay County, living.
in Mexico Beach, coming to the
district was unclear, but Kelley
said the impact to Franklin
County has been significant.
"If we had 30 students going
elsewhere it would be devastat-
ing," Kelley said. "I feel for them.
We' don't need to make a hasty
judgement, but we need to dis-
cuss it


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As a special treat during the
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Annex


Gary White, left, winner of the 2002 Selma Shoemaker award,
Jimmie Hayes, and Dianna -Harrison, director of the GCARC, who
made the presentation. .


GARC Holds Annual Awards

and Appreciation Dinner


In a heartwarming celebra-
tion recently the Gulf Association
for Retarded Citizens (ARC) and
Disadvantaged Transportation
held its annual appreciation din-
ner. The organizations receive
such a tremendous support from
community members, businesses,
and organizations in Gulf County
that they take this means each
year to offer their heartfelt
thanks. A delicious dinner was
served to guests, employees, and
clients.
In its 26th year of operation,.
ARC provides educational pro-
grams, service systems and sup-
S port for the developmentally dis-
abled in our area. In that time
frame they have served over 100
developmentally disabled indiind-
uals and have provided custodial,
lawn and litter patrol services
throughout Port St. Joe.
Three years ago the agency,
purchased a new home to provide
residential services to eight devel-
opmentally disabled adult males.
Gulf House, located on Peters St.,
is known by those involved
statewide in developmentally dis-
abilities as one of the finest group
homes in the entire state. In the'
home the guys are offered a nor-
mal, safe, healthy and happy life,
and live as one big family.
In 1990, the agency contract-
ed with the Transportation
Disadvantaged Commission to
provide transportation services to
transportation disadvantaged
individuals throughout Gulf
County. What began with a'tele-
phone, a notebook and pencil, an
adding machine, one van, and two
drivers has emerged into a large
operation which includes its own
director, Glenda Whiting, two
administrative staff, 13 drivers,
and 14, vehicles which provided
20,000 trips to some 2,000 indi-
viduals and logged 300,000 miles ,
last year.
Their passengers include the
elderly, low income, developmen-
tally disabled, physically or men-
tally impaired, children and'non-
sponsored individuals of all ages.
Dianna Harrison, director of
the GCARC, said "Organizations
such as ours make us all aware of
what our role as human beings
is-what we owe to each other
and to the future generations. We
are doing one small task at a
time, and these tasks pay off
immeasurably over the long haul.
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As part, of the evening, both
Harrison and Whiting attributed
much of the success of the agen-
cies to their staff ..
Employee of the Year awards
were presented to Kenneth Raines
Lawn Crew; Juanita Jenkins -
Custodial; Jerry .Southerland -
Litter Patrol; David -Lewis -
Transportation; Lajuan" Quinn -
ARC ADT; Edith Clark Gulf
House; and Jamie .Parrish -
Administrative.
The 2002 Annual, .Selma
Shoemaker award was presented
to Gary White,; who exemplified
the award's criteria f being anr
advocate for. people With develop-
mental disabilities and 'being'
actively involved with Gulf ARC.
WhTite's man.invol\ement is an
active interest in the clients. every
one of which loves to see' him.
visit, .
What began as an invite to
church for Jimmie Hayes, a
client, has' turned into a truly car-
ing relationship in which Jimmie
has become part of the White fam-
ily, participating in holidays and
many other family functions. He
assisted Jimmie in obtaining his
own home, put his name on the
mailbox and bought him a rock-
ing chair for the front porch.
The final portion of the cere,-
mony was dedicated to the mem-
ory of loved ones lost during the
past year. They included Beverly
Fennell, Coleman Livingston,
Lane Davis, Michael Ford, Kate
Jenkins, arid Stephen Nelson.

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11:00 am-7:00 pm Mon.-Thur.
10:00 am-10:00 pm Fri.-Sat.
Noon-7:00 pm Sun.
Port St. Joe


evening, some of the ARC and Trans
our Hands."
Smallwood, Ferrell Allen. Willie
Ramsey, Marie Romanelli, Kenny
Wood/Hal Beyer, Tommy Pitts,
Alan McNair, George Duren, Rev.
David Fernandez and Paul Gant.
-The board was advised of a
public meeting to discuss the,
refurbishing of Cecil Costin Sr.
Boulevard (Hwy. 71) on November
,21 at the Centennial Building
from 6:00-7:00. p.m.
-Adopted Ordinance 297
which deals with signage located
within the city. The ordinance
requires certain restrictions and
procedures.

Katie Geoghagan Wins
VFW Post #10069
Voice of Democracy
Katie can add another win to
her list-a list which includes;
Junior Miss 2002-03 and
Sunshine State Scholar. She won'
1st place in the local Voice of
Democracy 'contest sponsored by
the John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and has moved up to the
District level.
Her taped message was
turned in to Craig Chaffee,
District 17 VOD Chairman at the
quarterly District 17 meeting on
Saturday, November 16 and will
be judged at the District level this
week. The VFW wishes Katie good
luck in this week's judging.

N' OW See The Star On Line at
www.StarFL.com


-From Pg. 1

sioner Raffield added the second
prior to the unanimous vote of
support.
The PCC group is hot the only
one looking at Port St. Joe's plans.
Gulf County Commissioners
during a special meeting held
Monday afternoon voted not to
enter into a proposed annexation
agreement with the city.
The county board carried
their disapproval one step further,
and agreed to challenge any
annexation attempts pursuant to
the current public notices. The
motion was made by County
Commissioner Carl 'Fox and
seconded by Carmen McLemore.
It passed 4-1 with Commissioner
Nathan Peters, Jr. opposing.
In Other Business
-' Agreed to hold a workshop
on November .26 4t 4:00 to,
discuss .a proposed agreement
with Gulf County to take over
operations and maintenance of
the county's .three water systems.
County commissioners agreed
during Monday's special meeting
to a proposal hashed out between
the two parties.
-Appointed a Brownfield
Advisory Committee. as part of the
city's resolution, supporting
Brownfield status for the old mill
site property. The Brownfield
program focuses on addressing
environmental issues at the site
and putting the property back in
use geri-rdUrng jobs v-ithin the
ar' ea. .. i
d Named to the community
ad.'isory board were Clay

through the streets filling the
evening with. Christmas spirit.
The highlight, of course, will
be the big guy himself. Santa will
Arrive on a shrimp boat at 6:00
p.m. at the City Dock on Water
Street. across from City Hall.
Santa will hear children's
Christmas wishes and carolers
will sing.
Join in for an old-fashioned
Christmas celebration! For more
information contact the Apalachi-
cola Chamber of Commerce office
at 850-653-9419.



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Christmas
-From Pg. 1
gram to date. 100% of all s gifts
received will be distributed to the ,
children and adults served
through the program.
Donations may be mailed to :
the Gulf County Seniors Citizeris, '
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL, -
32456. Donations may also bbe
dropped off at The Star on Reid' "
Avenue in downtown Port St. Jde'
All donations are tax
deductible and should be received
by December 18th in 'order to'
complete the program. New toys
will also be accepted at the drop
off points. For more information
please call Jerry Stokoe at 229-
8466 or 229-8440.
Parents whose children need
toys can pick up forms at the
Department of Children and .
Families. All forms need to be "
filled out and returned by
December 16th. These forms may
also be picked up at. the Gulf :
County. Senior Citizens Centers in
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Watch The Star for further
updates. .

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wear a seat belt, wouldn't you
rather take three seconds to
buckle up rather than lose a
lifetime with someone you love?
Buckle Up Florida, it's for your
safety and it's the law.

Case Dismissed
Charges of sale or delivery of
controlled substance against Ivey
L. Henderson have been dis-
missed by the State Attorney's
office. The State .of Florida
dropped the charges against
Henderson because the confid-
ential informant in the case could
not be located.


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002 PAGE 7A

A HOLIDAY GIFT TO YOU
TFrom
Frank D. May, DMD P.A. 8O *0
Professional Cleaning by one of our WITH
TWO full-time hygienists COUPON
Thorough oral examination by Dr. May
A* IX-rays included EXPIRES 12/21/02
ALL MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED AND FILED
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT
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For The Very Best


Thanksgiving


Mayor Frank Pate signs a proclamation designating National Home Health Month in Port St. Joe.

Homier Mobile Merchants In PC 21st-24th


Homier Mobile Merchants will
roll into Panama City from
Thursday, November 21 through
Sunday, November 24 at the Bay
County Fairgrounds on 2230 East
15th Street. starting at 10:00 a.m.
each day.
From book cases to wrenches
and air tools to umbrellas, Homier
Mobile Merchants brings thou-
sands of quality, name brand'
tools, general, merchandise, furni-.
ture and collectibles to towns
across America each year-and at
prides 30% below that of the
competition.
'Reaizing that a company is
only as good as the service it
provides after the' sale, Homier
Mobile Merchants has made' an
uncompronmssmg commitment to
customer service. Unlike transient
vendors,, who are often :"here
today- and gone tomorrow,"
Homier has a "no questions
asked" policy 'for returns and
refunds, and a-toll free customer
support line. At any time of the
year. day or night, a customer,,
may also order product from our
websife's online catalog at
www. honuer.com.
Hornier .says that the
-' excitement created by a, Homier
sales event brings people back
yea., !.rfr year, "Ourcohnceptis
inoatil\e. and people tend to get
exdited about new and innovative
thihgs. It's our job to keep them
excited, and IIthink our pricing
and, the -constantly new and
evolving,, line of quality products"
does exactly that."
"We want a dramatic savings
for, the customer, while at the
same time guaranteeing 100'
percent product .satisfaction.
Great prices. superior quality,_
that's our goal," adds Homier,
On average, 'Homier holds
more than 60 sales events per
week, 50 weeks a year. At any

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given time, Homier has more than
50 tractor-trailers and 24 sales


PSJPD News
Tannis J. Boykins, 21, of Port
St. Joe, was arrested on
November 12 for violating
conditions of court ordered
probation. 'I I
Caroline J. Kollman, 40, of
Port .St. Joe was arrested on,
November 18 for violation of
conditional release.
Thanksgiving 2002
'Safety Belt Enforcement Wave
The 'Port St. Joe 'Police
Department will: conduct special
traffic enforcement during the
Thanksgiving Holidays, giving
tickets to anyone who is pulled
over and isn't buckled up. Some
people think that wearing a seal
belt is a personal choice, and they
don't like to be made to buckle uo.
But taking a few extra seconds to
protect yourself and your kids is a




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We know the construction in our i
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our customers but please bear with
us. We feel the results will make it
" all worthwhile!
We are open for business in spite
of it all.


Join us for
Thanksgiving Dinner:
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I $10.95
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iday parties
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Fri.-Sun 7:00a.m.-9:00 p.m.


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and service crews criss-crossing
the highways of America.


small price, compared to those
Swho lose family members around
the holidays in traffic crashes.
Chief Hersey said that public
support of safety belt programs is
strong, and most people believe
that the laws .should be enforced.
The problem, he says, is in.
.communicating the importance of
safety belts to non-users." .
It is devastating to get the call
from a, law enforcement officer
that. a family member has been
killed or seriously injured because
they weren't wearing their- seat
belt. To 'those who don't want to


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Computer Learning at Library
The Gulf County Public computer program designed to
Library in Port St. Joe, in help those who would like to
cooperation with the Gulf County develop the computer skills
Adult School, is offering a free necessary to help them in lhe job


market or for, their own personal
use. Also, this course will help
those who simply want to
understand what their children
are learning at school about
computers.
This program will con.'entrate


on Microsoft Word, Excel, and
how to use the internet and will
be offered every Thursday
morning from 10-12 a.m. at the
library. Interested persons
should contact Jean (229-8879),;
or Merri (227-1744).


Whe. nY u .,hi ,.o. EyeCare.

Think-fComprethenSieEeth exams
tandard*fSpeQiality Eye Care..


Dianna Harrison, Executive Director of the Gulf County
Association for Retarded Citizens accepts a donation check from the
Port St. Joe Rotary Club from club president Willie Ramsey.


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Dr. Ivers and Gulf P
a Blessing for Mom'
My mother and I wi
express to you and
community the wonderful
arid treatment shd rec
recently from Dr. Ivers anc
Pines Hospital and their sta
She was a patient the
approximately: one week.
release from the hospital Dr
referred morn to Dr. Nunn
specialist in i6and injunes
completed the folli
treatment successfully.
Again. Mom and I belie%
hsie is .very blessed to
received the excellent car
treatment which has led t
complete recovery and full
. her hand.
Respectfully.
Dorothy F. Rinehari
Judith A. Rinehart


Gi lf ines Hospital
1 emembers-Dot
The Gulf Pines H-os"pital fanrrul
lost a precious member lait
Thursday. Dorothy Pfost had been
an active member of the Hospital
Auxiliary. known to mout as the
"Pmk Ladies". for nearly ten \ears.
Dot never allowed her personal
heeds to abate her compassion for
and conu-rutment to the people of
Gull County. especially those who
were seeking treatment at our

S3rd Strike Force
98 is Friday
Wi \Vth two previous stnkes and
o' o-er 1300 traffic violations issued.
Strike Force 98 has planned a
third event. The 24 hours of
Friday. November 22 will be
marked on Northwest Florida's
law enforcement calendar as the
date for the third stnke of Strike
Force 98.
This event of Stnke Force 98
occurs the day before "Buckle Lip
Florida" which starts another .
nine-day enforcement wave
targeting those occupants of a
motor vehicle not utilizing their
safer belt or child restraint. \\tith
the upcoming holidays Strike
Force 98 will also be on the
.lookout for those drivers who have
had too much to drink.


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facility. We all will miss her
dedication and love.
We have always known an
angel belongs in heaven. but it,
doesn't make it an" easier to say'
"Goodbye, we love you. Dorothy."
The Gulf Pines Hospital family


Mexicoa Beach
S/- From.Pg.3'
.with the rest 'coming .from the
Community Development Council
and in-kind labor.
The cit: is seeking more
public input on whether to pursue
the grant The CDC will take up,
the issue at its meeting next
.Thursday nmirning and the City'
Council will also place it on the
agenda for an upcoming special
meeting '
The council heard -a
presentation from represent tatives
of Bay 'Medical Center regarding a
new health-care initiative in the
area for'the Mexico Beach/Gulf
County area. -
Business center road
improvements have been
hampered by rain. but should,
weather permitting, be completed
by the end of next week.,
Work crews will then begin
new road paving projects.
*Preble Rish is still workingg on
design plans and waiting on
permit information concerning
improvements at Pier Park
Had the final reading and
adoption of an ordinance
chanrmin the land use designation
for property on 15th Street next to
.the Catholic Church. commonly
Known as the Parker
Development, from agriculture to


density and


The city annexed the property
from the county about S\ix months
ago, The city has no agricultural
land use designation. Residential
Slowv density is the city's most
restnctive designation.
The council had. the second
and final reading, and -then
adopted. an ordinance allowing
citizens over 65 and with a certain
level of income, just over 821.000.
to seek a second S25.000
homestead exemption.
State voters approved a
constituuonal amendment several
years ago allowing for the

exemption above the state's
'25.000 homestead exemption for
all pnmary homes.
It was left to the local
municipalities to adopt the
measure.
The council formally
certified the municipal election
results of earlier this month
which restilted in, Kathy
Kingsland being re-elected to the
Group I/Mayor's seat, David
Thompson being returned to the
Group 3 seat and Christine
Bnnkmeier unseating Mletcalf.
The formal sweanng in and'
installation of the council will be
next month.
'The council approved
spending up to S.38.000 for water
line/fire hydrant improvements
on 39th, 40th and 41st Streets.
The money had been previously
budgeted. :.

Martin Theatre
Presents A Tuna
Christmas
Presented by the Martin
Ensemble. A Tuna Christmas
takes place in Tuna. Texas, with a
yuletide theme. Two very versatile
male actors each play eleven
different roles. Tickets for A Tuna
Christmas are 812.50 for adults, .
10.00 for seniors and mnulitary
and S5.00 for students.
Season tickets are available
for all four season shows for S69
cash or check, or 871 if you pay
with a credit card. Call the MarLin
Theatre at 850-763-8080 for more
information or to purchase
tickets.


BEST PIZZA & SUBS ON THE BEACH

WEDNESDAYS: THURSDAYS:


Buyt 1 Spaghetti &
Meatball dinner
-get 2nd FREE
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Clam Sauce 1/2
OFF!!)


FRIDAYS: Buy a Large
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, 'Price, get a Large 1 Topping,
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SATURDAYS:
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and angels for Christmas.
Era Daniell, President of the
Port St. Joe club introduced the
District ,Director, Iris Anderson,
and members had some refresh-
ments and got :back to the
business at hand.
Discussions of business at
the meeting included Christmas
at the Gardens. Saturday's kick-
;off of the Chnstmas season, the
-children's garden. the shitak6
mushrooms grown by Miss
Carmel and the children. and
nrnmming the herbs downtown so
the\ will rov. back.
'.The Gardenri Club keeps
working to make Port St. Joe a
better place to live.


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BAY WATCH BEAUTY SALON
Specializing Darlene Lanb, Ilas'er Cosietologist Women,
in Perms' 133 Mlagellan Street, St. oe Beach Men and
Cuts, Color Children
and Roller O n, Zl S, We,, lVe
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fundraiser of the year, members of
the Port St. Joe Garden Club were
in a "business as usual" mode.
The November meeting featured a
demonstration of basic flower
arrangements. .
Delores Shelton, President of
the Panama City Garden Club
used a 'varety of traditional mums
anid carnations that when mixed
with assorted, greens and foliage
became award winning pieces of
floral art. As the finale. Shelton
showed how one spnng arrange-
ment concept can be used for all
seasons simply by adding
seasonal- touches such as stars


Iris Henderson, District Director, Delores Shelton, president of
the Panama City Garden Club, and Era Daniell, president of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club.


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Sharks Fall 35-7 To Royals in Regional Quarterfinals


The Port St. Joe Sharks'
ended their 2002 football season
'with a 4-7 record, losing to the
Jay Royals 35-7 in Friday night's
regional quarterfinal match-up in
Jay.
'We improved ,quite a bit a
throughout the course of the
year," said head coach John
Palmer. "Our younger kids gained
a lot of valuable .experience that
should help us next year."
The Royals took the opening
kick-off of the game, and quickly
marched the length of the field to
take an early 7-0 lead with 8:06
left in the first quarter. Marshall
Barfield capped off a 10 play 64
yard drive ,with a four yard
touchdown run. Barfield had
seven carries fot 42 yards during
the drive.
On the Sharks' first offensive
play from scrimmage, quarter-,
back Kenny McFarland handed
the ball off to" Randall Johnson,
who then tossed ;the back to
McFarland- McFarland's flea
flicker pass attempt to Raye
Bailey, who had the Royal.defense
beat by 10yards, v.as deflected by
a Jay. lineman' in the backfield,
then intercepted by Jamie Nelson
and returned 16 yards to" the
v Sharks' 17 yard line.
Port St. Joe made a good goal
line stand, forcing the Royals to
settle for a 23 yard field ,goal by
Marshall Barfield with 5:55
remaining in the first quarter. On
third. and goal from the six yard
line. Antonio Smiley broke in
front of a Royal receiver to break
up a pass on the goal line.
The Sharks were forced to


punt on their next possession,
and Jay again came up with
another big play. Jamie Nelson
fielded Stephen Gaddis' punt on
the Royals' 46 yard line, and
looked to be stopped immediately
by -a host- of Sharks. However,
Nelson slipped through a few arm
tackles, and broke free down the
right' sideline for a 56 yard
touchdown return to give the
Royals a 17-0 lead.
The Sharks looked as if they
were going to answer Jay's drive
on the ensuing possession. Port
St. Joe drove 70 yards to the five
yard line in eight plays.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
then reeled off four yards, but the
play was nullified due to a holding
penalty. After a few plays of.
negative yardage and another
penalty, the Sharks were left with
fourth and goal from the 34 yard,
line. ,
The Royals added two more
touchdowns late in the second'
quarter to put the game out of
reach before halftime.
After a Shark punt; Jay put
together a 50 yard scoring drive to
take a 23-0 lead with 3:54 left in
the first half. Marshall Barfield
capped off the drive with an 11
yard touchdown run. During the
run, Raye Bailey caused Barfield
to fumble the football. but
Barfield recovered it in the
endzone for the score.
On the Shark next pos-
session, the Royals blocked a
punt by Gaddis and recovered the /
ball on the Sharks' 12 yard line.
On the ensuing play. Barfield took
a toss sweep around the left side


5 Shark Players Selected

to FACA.District Team,


.The Florida Athletic Coaches
"Ass6ciation held .their annual

Chambers Finishes Season At
Hinds Community College
,Seneca Chambers, a 2001-
graduate of Port ;St. Joe High,
School, recently finished up his
sophomore season for the Hinds
Community College Eagles, in'
Raymond, Mississippi.
I Chambers x.as second in the
state for number of receptions. He
hauled in 56 passes this season
for 794 yards, an average of 14.2
yards per catch. These numbers
were good enough to earn him
first team all-state and all-region
selections in the National Junior,
College Athletic Association. The
Eagles finished with a. 5-4 record
this season.
Seneca is currently being
recruited by Troy State Urni-
versity, Southern Miss, Ole Miss,
and Temple to name a few.
"Seneca was. our go to
receiver," said head coach Gene
Murphy. "He had to fight through
some injuries early in the season.
arid' ended up having some
outstanding games and a great
vear for us.'"


meeting last Tuesday night at
Marianna High School to select
the, 2002 Coaches' District Foot-
ballTeam. : "
Four seniors from the Port St.
,Joe Sharks 2002 team were
selected to FACA's all-district
team. ,Brian Bizek and Randy
Raffield were both selected as,
linemen. Brad Ray was selected.
as a utility back, and Stephen
Gaddis was selected as a place
kicker. .
Bizek started for the Sharks
on the offensive tackle and
defensive' line. Defensively. he
recorded 21 solos. 47 assists (68
total tackles), made two and a half
tackles for a loss, had. one
quarterback sack and caused one
fumble.
Raffield also helped anchor
the Sharks' offensive line and saw
playing time on the defensive line.
On defense, he tallied seven total
tackles and had' one tackle for a.
loss.
Ray rushed for 187 yards on
47 carries for and average of 3.98
y ards per carry, and scored four
touchdowns. He also had six
receptions for 44 yards.
Gaddis made 18 of his 23
point after touchdown kicks this
season, and was successful on
two of his four field goal attempts..


for the touchdown with 1:33 left
in the half to give Jay _a 29-0 lead.
The Royals scored their final
touchdown of the night with :08.3
seconds left in the third quarter.
John Mark Patrick capped off the
eight play, 48 yard drive with a
ptwo yard touchdown run on a trap
play.
The Sharks finally got on the
board early in the fourth quarter.
On second down and seven. Brad
Ray reeled off 37 yards. He then
added runs of four and five yards,
and McFarland picked up five
yards on a quarterback sneak to
give the Sharks first and goal
from the one yard line. Ray
capped off the drive with a one
yard touchdown run with 9:1 1 left
in the game.
Brad Ray led the Sharks
rushing game, with 61 yards on
.11 carries and' scored a
touchdown.' Brandon Thomas'
picked up 17 yards on four
See Sharks on page 11


Freshman Ash Parker (11) and Zach Norris (67) combine for a
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Raye Bailey hauls in a pass from
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Nov 21 Blountstown Away 5 00
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Ryan's Sugar Shack
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Middle School Boys
Basketball 8th Grade
Nov. 21 Blountstown Away 6'00
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Jaguars Win Super Bowl!


*At the beginning of this
football season the Jaguars had
three goals. First they wanted to
win the southern division
championship -of the Big Bend
Football League by going through
the regular season undefeated.
They did it. Then, they wanted a
playoff win to get into the Super
Bowl. They got it. On Tuesday
night their final goal was reached.
.They defeated the BlountstowD
Tigers 14 to 8' to win their third
consecutive Super Bowl.
This iwas not the game that
Jaguars fans, were used to seeing.,
For the first time this year. the
'" Jaguar defense gave up a
touchdown, For the first time this
year the Jaguars were behind in a
ball game. For the first time this
year Calvin Pryor, the Jaguars'
star running back, did not score
touchdown n. .
Blountstown brought a great
.team to the, game. They had lost
'only once, this year. their first
game when,theJaguars bcat them
6-0 by sconne in the last 50
seconds. Their line s smallest


player is 123 pounds. The PSJ
line averages about 80 pounds.-
Their fullback and tailback looked
to be just under the weight limit
and had good speed. They have a
cornerback /flanker v'ith out-
standing speed and more moves
than a.chess master. And, they
are ob-viously very well coached
.Thegame didn't start v.ell for
Port.St. Joe. On the first play the
Tigers': quarterback dropped the
ball, then picked it up and got it to
the fullback who went up the
middle all the ay to the Jaguars'
31-yard line. The Jaguar defense
held and' got the ball back on.the
25, only :tto fumble on thr, first
play. Once a:airi the defense held.
The offense ,.ent nowhere on the
first '.o plays. Then W\illie Quinn.
behind a great block bv Roman
Quinn, ran a tight end around to
the Tiger.' 45.
For the first time the Jaguars
were in Tigers tmtntory but the,
drive stalled out at the 41. Water ai
couple ':I' unsuccessful running
plays Blourntstown there' : a lonqi
pass to a recent' er v'.,ho appeared to,


be wide open at the PSJ 38. Pryor
flew over from .his. safety spot,
leaped into the air and took the
ball away from the Tiger player.
It "was time -for the Jajja.1 -
offense to shinr ,:nd they ldid
They dro,'.e to their own 45 On,
3rd do:v.n and 3, Pryor took a
pitchou t Irom Nathan Tarantino
and behind reart blocking Iped to)
the Tigers' 15. It looked like it \'.as
going to be a touchdown but the
Tigers' speedi cornerback came
from the opposite side of the field
and made a beautiful open field,
tackle.
Then, disaster struck The
same. Tiger rlaier that had made
.the tackle tc sa- e Blountsto'.'.In a.
TD. took the ball on a re. er se. The
Jaguar; defensese. was in perfect
position to \%all him in but.
sonomehci' he e t bV t\'. o defenders.
reached the corner. and outran
s'afet. Pryor for an "'5 yard TD
The. PAT waz. good Tier':. S.
.Jag.uara. 0
Port St. Joe got the ball on
their 40-,aid line w'.ith a n-i-lLite
left in the hall On their first tw.o
plays they were knocked back to
the 34. It .ias time for a gut check
and they came through
Tarantino pitched the ball to
Pryor for what looked like a
sweep Pr-or pulled up and threw
a perfect pa-s to Roman Quinn
who caught the ball on the Tigers'
4S. \\With the Blountstown V a.Jey
just L.o yard-- behind him he
headed for the goal line He was
not to be caught and the Jags
were on the board. The conversion
attempt failed. Blountstown 8.
Jaoua.r 6.
D: Disaster almo-st struck again.
With only 3 seconds left the Ti2ers
went into a spread formation.
then ran their fullback up the
middle He broke loose and looked
I ke hle was going to score. Pr,or
too;- after him and would t give
up. .'inally. at the 2-yard line he
caught the 'runner,; made the
tackle and the hall wa- 6cer.
During the hall the Jaguar

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Sharks-From PglO
cares: Raye Bailey had 16 yards
on one carrm: Randall Joh-Inson
gained 15 yards on sL\ carries:
and Jake Owens picked up 14
yards on three carries.
Quarterback Kenny McFar-
land completed eight of his 1.3
pass attempts for 46 yards arid
threw one interception.
Ra've Bailey had four
receptions for 27 yards; Brad Ray
caught twopasses for 14 yards:
and Ash Parker had two catches
: 1. for f,\.e yards. "
or Score by Quarters
Sharks 0 0 0 7 7'
Royals 17 12 6 0 35
STATISTICS
PSJ JHS


First Downs 7
Rushes Yards 32. 112
Passin YaArds 4,3
Total Yard- 155"
Passes S. 13.. i1
Penal ies. Yards 4. .35
Fumbles 'Lost C,O0
Punts "Av-. 36,25


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coaches made i de h delen- se aid
olIferrjsive dji.LstmIIIenit. The team
hit the field feeling they could
,score at lcast once and keep
1 Bl.i.iroit.,l.v. i il ou f the.end zone.
The ball went back .and forth
during the 3rd pen,:d '. tl neither
team making -a 'serious threat.
Th,- n. ab.iu l. A rnutL te into the last
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at theBiiunrlisto:'.lln 49. Pr.'or went
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same play -.' -iiii t-,' add 2 mor,-
points. Jaguars 1,4, Tigers 8.
( rNow it was the defense 5 turn
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got the ball, at their. 40.. They
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clock and the victory vwas theirs
This, was a great nfoutball
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on the line. If you saV. the game at
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Decorative Flooring held its grand opening last Thursday evening at 205 Third Street in Port St. Joe.
The firm relocated here from Marietta, Georgia and specializes in custom designed wood flooring. Their
showroom floor is finished in a multitude of different woods and designs highlighting the varied designs
available. Their designs have won national awards and appear in homes and businesses throughout the
United States. In the past they have dealt primarily with contractors, but in their new location they will
also have a retail business selling to the public.


Lee Fontaine and Gus Griffin, employees at Decorative Flooring, put
the polishing touches on the showroom floor as they prepare for the
grand opening last week.



FWC Needs Help in

Bear Shooting Case


Investigators with the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) are trying to
deterrrurie who killed a 200-pound
male black bear in Gulf County
around Nov. 5.
Sgt. Arnie McMillion. a FWC
investigator. said the bear was,
shot with a high-powered rifle on
a private huntiun lease juist off
County Road 20 between Whi'e
City and Overstreet. One of the
members of the huntine- lease
found the bear and contacted the
FWC. The land wv.here the bear
was killed is owned by St. Joe


Timber Company.
'The bear xwas found 43 feet
from a treestand on the property
and apparently killed feeding near
a deer feeder." said McMillion. "We
believe someone knows who killed
the bear and we're asking for the
public's help to determine who
that individual is."

Anyrone calling the FWC's
Wildlife Alert hotline, at 1-888-,
404-3922 can remain anonymous
and receive a reward if their infor-
mation leads to an arrest.
Rewards range from $25 to


FSU To: Create

National Public

Library Database
Researchers at. Florida State
University have received a grant
to develop ,a nationwide public
library database system that will
serve as a consolidated source or
information on the nation's
16,662 public libraries and one
that is, easily accessible over the
internet.
;;The GeoLib Program-in FSU's
Florida Resources and Environ-
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Black bears are listed by the
FWC as a Threatened Species.
Bear ,hunting was halted in
Florida in 1,993. An agency
wildlife biologist said the bear that
was killed was probably 3-5 .ears
old.


guiding the project. So far, the
following groups have been
identified: the American .Library
Association; the National Center
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Air Force Airman Joseph Q
NMcLemore has graduated from
ba ic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks- of
training, he studied the Air Force
mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training; grille marks-manhip. Field
'training exercises., and special
training in human relations.
In 'addition, 'airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate degree
through the Community College
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McLemore is the son ofJenriie
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2002 graduate of Wewvahitchka
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The enlistment gives the new
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His wife, Theresa is the daughter
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"Odom Sheds His Hair, "Old Life" for Ministry


Father Has a Pulpit, Son a Bronze Star


by Tim Croft
It would be fair to say that 11
or 12 years ago, Tommy Odom
was diving headlong into the
abyss.
Now, the light could hardly be .
shining brighter in his face, the '
wind more strong at his back. "_v
Last week Odom had his long.
ordination as a Baptist minister,
donating 12 inches of hair to
Locks of Love, which provides
wigs for seriously ill children. ".
And he also learned that his
son, 1st Sgt. Steven Odom, had "
been awarded the Bronze Star for
meritorious service in .
Afghanistan.
A redemptive reversal for a
man who 11 years ago had a'
$3,000 a week cocaine habit that "
ultimately landed him behind
-k
prison bars.
In this current chapter of
Odom's life, the story thread are
numerous and they weave a tale '
of a man who has 'faced down *. "
demons and remains staunchly
upright.

A BRONZE STAR

Steven Odom, in his 11th year
in the U.S. Army, has been
engaged in Task Force Pegasus in -
Afghanistan, ground zero in the ;,
war on terrorism. '
In a letter notifying Tommy .. .
Odom of his son's recognition ., ...
with the Bronze.Star, Col. Benny '4
Steagal, Steven's commander, Tommy Odom loses 12 inches of hair to Kelly at
wrote that Steven "has done a a wig for a seriously ill child.
magnificent job .here"
"His ... heroic contributions to particularly cocaine. trading in away, I realize
bur efforts against terrorism have' gold and silver, drinking and something bad."
.made a difference. Steven is a true promoting prostitution. The presence
warrior/and a great American." His ill-gotten booty afforded power crept over
It was the kind of letter that him fancy cars, houses up anxd dank and gray co
would have any father busting his down the beach and a residence "I began to p
buttons. in Jamaica; amonr, other fast-larie "I felt something
"I am proud of him, extremely trappings. The more I pra'V
proud of him," Tommy Odonm aid "I was an addict." Odom said. that feeling got.
"He' loves military life. its "I was aji alcoholic. Wheh I was '"I began to,
awesome. It's rare for a colonel to busted it changed my life." me because'I ha
send a letter like this in war time." On Apnl 12, 1991, a date now an adult. And the
Steven' Odom will return- hard-wired into his grave matter, became so stro:
stateside in the next few weeks he was arrested in ,-:hat at the 'Tommy, this' is
and, with luck. be home for the time %\as the largest cocaine bust
holidays. e'.er in the Panhandle.
SHe then moves onto \\arrant He Iihad nimore than a kilo of e li r
-' Officer Fliahlt School. "coke7-.00( in c-ash andf wa-s -lior
headed to iail at the age of 35.
.: ROM DRUGS TO GOD ) Odom experienced a common
The ,second thread running occurrence, a jajlhou.e relaious- a se
through the fabric of Tommy conversion. .
Odom's-, life is his recent "But it's lasted forever," Odom, The Gulf
ordination into the Baptist said. citizens wish to
..inistry. Though he had been born and business, owners
To understand. this step in raised in the church. and raised in Port St. Joe,
proper context, consider that a by Goid-fearing parents. Odom's Mexico Beach ant
little more than a decade ago religion prior to his arrest was purchased a bar
Odom had created hi-sown Sodom con0ipicuous consumption .othe plate on Nover
and Gomorrah. wrong side of the pet. support was ph


By his own acknowledgement.
Odom was dealing drugs.


"I didn't need God," Odom
said. "But once all that was taken


senior citizens alh
the public 'v.:ro ca


N-Style. The hair is destined for Locks of Love and


zed I needed
ce of a higher
him in the cold,
nfines of his cell.,
ray," Odom said.
g watching me.
'ed the stronger
cry. That seared
d never cried as
at pre;sen:ce I felt
ng that I said,
i t. It's all or


nothing. '
He started studying in jail,
where he spent exactly 23
m,:;nths. seven days, 14 hours
and 26 minutes.
"My main objective was, 'God
get me out of here,' Odom said.
"But it was such a change in
there I didn't realize hov'.'.'nm-i\
hlie I'd torn apart through mv
' drug addiction. '.
"I've had no fear since. He
See Odom on Page 7B


County Senior
thank all of the
and. employees
St. Joe Beach,
id,Overstreet who
beque sandwich
mnber 15. The.
phenomenal. The
so wish to thank
nme to the center


and purchased a plate.
A special thank you to Mary
'Jo Walsh Aiad Jenny Kinsey.
These ladies, obtained, and'
delivered seventy separate orders
which really sparked our
furidraising efforts. The senior
citizens are very grateful to the
comn-nunities for their continued
help.


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Steven Odom is awarded the Bronze Star by his commander Col.
Benny Steagall for "Meritorious Service while deployed with Task
Force Pegasus" in Afghanistan.



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pie auction fundraiser. They invite
the community to come to the
Port St. Joe High School commons
area on Munday, November 25 at
i6:30 p.m. to bid on their favorite
homemade' desserts! Please call
229-8251 or 229-8252 if you have
any questions concerning the pie
auction.,

Donate Blankets,
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Citizen are asking the public to
donate, new and good used
blan- ts and heaters for the
..elderly and needy of the
community.
ll" 'Please drop off these
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behind the new library in
Wewahitchka and to the Port St.
Joe Senior Citizens Center next to
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Bay view marsh front $69,900, Interior lots with deeded bay and creek
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PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the
Board of County Commissioners.
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, November
26, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public
hearing will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
The public hearing will be to discuss
and act on the following:

Preliminary Plat Approval-South
Lagoon-a Minor Subdivision-Gibson &
Flowers-Parcel ID #3969-550-5.86
acres in Section 15, Township 9 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida-a
9 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf
County.

Applications may be reviewed at the
Building and Planning Department,
,Room 301 in the ,Robert M. Moore
Administ-ation Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costiri, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.

The public is encouraged to attend and.
be heard on these matters. Inforination
prior to the meeting can be viewed at
the Planning and Building Department
at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.
Nov. 21, 202 .


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IM !I NJROTC Prepares for Christmas
SBy Cadet Ensign Maggy become motivated and physical
g Quaranta fit to participate on the PT-tear
a.d 7ve. j /aretr 4 Port St. Joe's NJROTC unit is After school on Tuesdays an
now planning ahead for the Thursdays will be drill practice.


7 Hello, parents and fell'o,' stu-
dents! The week of the 18th is a
very exciting time. It' is the last full
week of school before students get
out half a day on Wednesday, Nov.
27 for Thanksgiving holidays.
', In other news, we are proud of
otir Shark football team for mak-
ing it into the playoffs. The Sharks
lost to Jay High School by a score
ofr 35-7. Congratulations on your
playoff effort.
2. In four and a half weeks,
Qhristmas holidays will begin.
St.idents, work hard to get your
GPA's up! .,
*: The student body, faculty, and
stiff would like to thank our own
Wayne Pate for giving the speech
during the annual Veteran's Day
program. We are very proud of our
local veterans.


In this weekk announcie-
ments:
School picture proofs need to
be returned to Mrs. Weimorts in
room 103 by this Friday, Novem-
ber 22. Checks need to be made
out to "Bill Miller Photography."
Key Club dues of $10 are past
due Key Club members. Turn in
your money and canned goods to
Mr. Larmberson immediately!
Senior T-shirt money is due if
you want to order a T-shirt. The
cost is $14 for a S, M. L. XL. $16
for XXL and XXXL sizes. See Jen-
nifer Raffield.
Everyone have a great week at
Port St. Joe High School!-Aaron
Watson and Tyler Weimorts


month of December. On December'
7th four of their cadets will march
as a color guard in the town's
Christmas parade. Later in the
evening is the annual Christmas
military ball where the cadets and
their guests will. enjoy a night of
dancing ,nd socializing in the
midst of an elegant atmosphere.
The cadets are all looking forward
to an exciting Christmas season.
In other news, NJROTC has
revised its working schedule.
During class time the unit will be
teaching two alternate days of
drill, which is basic marching,
rifle flipping, and color guard.
Students will also be taught two
alternate" days of academics
:focusing around Na.Ty vocabulary,
ships, and other important
information. Every Friday will be
reserved for physical training.
After school on Mondays and
Wednesday will be physical,
training practice. 'The unit
encourages all those willing to


ly
M.
id


These new procedures give
means for .improvement of the
units basic "'JROTC skills. The
unit's biggest goal this year is to
be :successful at February's field
meet in Pensacola. They have a
long way to go, but with this
\ear's committed cadets, they
h1-1ve what it takes to succeed.
Lintil next time, anchors away!

School Readiness,

Coalition Meeting
On Thursday, November 21 at
3:00 p.m. ET. the GulfCounty,'
School Readiness Coalitior, will
meet at the Gulf County School
Board OIS Building in Port St.
Joe:- The agenda will include .a
disCcus1iori of the financial report
and approval ot n-onuites

Say you San It In 'TheStar!


Early Dismissal: School will
be dismissed at 11:35 on
Wednesday, November 27, due to
Thanks'aiiing holidays on
November 28-29.
PTO: There will be a PTO
meetinI on December 12 with the
third graders presenting their
Christmas Program.
Storytellers: The Peace River
Stlorytellcrs will entert.Ain the
't dental orn Friday, December 13
in our auditorium.
Christmas Holidays begin
December 23 with' students
returninr- to school on January 7.
Report cards for this grading
peri- v.il! be sent home oh
January 15. To schedule a"
parent/i.e-ichr-r Lonference, please
call 227-1221.


AY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002 PAGE 3B

The Riley and Rogers
Family Gathering
November 27-30, 2002

We will be celebrating a Family
Thanksgiving Dinner on
November 28, at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Building. Also, at
8 p.m. on Friday, November 29, at
the George Washington High
School. Gym we will be honoring
a Double Retirement
Celebration for Ethel R.
Matthews, .24 years of Air Force
Service and Melvin A. Riley, 20
years of Army Service. A dance
will follow the Retirement
Celebration featuring DJ A. J. Luv
Ethel is the oldest daughter and
Melvin is the youngest son of
Willie G. Riley and the late Virgie
Mae'Riley.
We the people of the United
States express our thanks and
gratitude for your faithful service.
Your contributions to the defense
of the United States of America
are greatly appreciated.
'Congratulations to both Ethel
and Melvin on their Retirement!


2; Hello again! This is Angelica
Driesbach bringing you Port St.
SJoe Middle School News for the
week. On Wednesday, parents
anrd friends had the opportunity
toivisit our science fair exhibit and
liave dinner.
.' Our 8th grade boys basketball
team defeated Vernon last
Thursday. the score was 37-25.
Good job guys! The- 7th grade
came extremely close to winning
but was defeated in the end with a.
score of 29-30.:They'll get them
next' time. Our Lady Shark
b basketball. team had a: game
Tuesday .at PSJ: Elementary
School. Good Luck! Come out and
support our team.
The SGA is sponsoring a food
dfi.e for Thank_;gin.rig for those
who are less fortunate. Each A.A.
is asked to bring canned food


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items or d r' food items such as
rice. The drive will last 2 weeks.,
The A.A. that collects the most
items will be treated with a pizza
party. Students, don't forget to
bring your food! ,' The SGA
appreciates your support and,
your generosity for this outreach
Students lace up .your
sneakers because' our annual"
Turkey Trot, will 'be held on'
.Wednesday;, November 27. The
first of six one-mnile races v ill
begin at 9 00 a.m. Ani a'.'.-rds '
ceremony will follow Lhe last race.'
There will be a concession stand.
Students '.ill need to pay .
attention to the fore,:ast, and'
dress accordingly for this outdoor
event to .be held at Shark
Stadium. We6 will 'also have an-
early dismissal on the 27th, at'
11:50 a.m.


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7712 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach I.b r,.r.:Ied
S", #J Gull ',.e.. acro:) Frc.rm ded.caied bea.:h Thi: 3
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4BR/2BA t~rnuta tured nonre Sialeci- p
. -. Prop'arr, .':-:,-.'ld be ir-icome pr.odu rq up loiri
or 4 1 .'2 acres beautiful landscaping ord di..n-t aoar-rmen MLS-92313 -
and a large workshop wth kuichen and
and a large workshop wh kchen and 335,000. Call Ellen at 850.648.5683,
bathroom, large, boat shed .-.'th extra '_ __ _-_
storage Mosier Sulie has bonus room,
S.vhich could be a Citting area or computer .. .. I
room, Much too many amenti.ez. to men-...... '-. i
tion Call Susie White 227-4046 or 800- -
451-2349. 5120,000. MLS#91741. .

Gulf View 3 BF: 35 B'- ..th garage
... |S334,000. MLS#94060. Call Bill Peevy at
..1 i.r'"A.'- 850.227.2160


Port St. Joe-1910 W. Hwy.98-Prime
Commercial property ..;th man', po:.-i
abilities. Could be recall store could be
restaurant; great vie.-. $450,000.00
MLS#92518 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-
2594.


2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ- 1 9,'5 home co.rr
pletel, remodeled to 200C2 home 3br '1 5ba
,r..,de I Sba ir. 2').26 add orn(unrri hed)
cuLld be apartment or garage. House ha. nre..
floor.ng re.-. dr;,..all new AC, new'ceiling,,
ne.-. k ,then, re.. doors, new sewer.and water
lines. nils#94527 $119,900 Call Brenda t.1Iler


Port St. Joe- o BR .1J B home :onmpletel,
remodeled in a great location. Kitchen has tile
and cedar trim. Nice big yard vw/enclosed
pool MLS#94081 S189,900

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desirable area of PSJ. Carpet throughout home with
tiled kitchen, bathrooms r..4 ,Ga ,-:, i G- : F'p
two car garage, very wall 3,, ::i peJ ,.rjr sprinkler
system. MLS#94462. $234,900. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.


874 Country Club Road Port St. Joe -'4br '3 5ba
h...ehi ihI .,..:.-,"' ,h -. .:.l S' J.:,e .:.u r C Ih b
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GULF FRONT HOME Cape San Bias,,
Beautiful 3 BR/3 BA, furnished home with'
Gorgeous views of Gulf and St. Joseph
Bay. Over 100 feet of gulf frontage.
ONLY $575,000. MLS#90525


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


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PORT ST. JOE
* Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark
" Beach. $625,000
* South Gate Subdivision The first gated subdivi-
sion in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at $44,900 1
* Commercial Property Garrison Avenue/Hwy.
71 $226,512 MLS#90451
Commercial Property Woodward Avenue/Hwy.
"71 $234,788 MLS#92076
Garrison Plantation A corner lot in the newest
..d .,r, ,r, P,:rt St. Joe. $41,500 MLS#93212
Garrsion Plantation A nice lot in the newest sub-
division to 'build your dream home. $34,500
MLS#93213
Generous sized lots for sale in a well established
neighborhood where new homes are also being
constructed. Very reasonably priced at $24,900.
Ride by today, and pick out your lot. Call.Carol'Bell
at 850-227-4252.
Port St. Joe Lots on Marvin Avenue.$14,000r
each. MLS#90463
Comm a State
Bank, .
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Rural acreage parcels from 25 acres and up.
Price ranges from $75,000-$571,290.
* Large lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices range from
$8,300-$12,900. MLS#93026.
WEWAHITCHKA
* HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft.
road frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch.
Call Patricia Raap. MLS # 92599 $35,000
* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
* 4 lots 400'x150'. Call Susie White. $24,500.
MLS#8144.
OVERSTREET
* Interior, MLS#6624, Wewahitchka, Wetaoppo


Drive, $11,800, Patricia Raap.
* 4.7 acres on Sunshine Road priced to sell, interi-
or parcel close to intracoastal. MLS#9581.
$60,000. Patricia Roaap -
* The Landings at Wetappo Lots priced from,
$69,900-$115,000.
* Corner of County Road 386 and South Long Rd.
- Corner of County Road 386 and South Long
Road- 16 half-acre + lots are now available. Only
5 miles to the beach Great for year-round living,
get-away, investment. Possible owner financing.
$25,000 each. MLS#92905. 4 lots to sell are
reduced to $20,000 each.
* Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14 acres,
MLS #91915, $36,630, call Patricia Raap at
648-5683
* Intracoastal Waterway, MLS#92707, Roberts
Landing Rd., 35.9 acres, $159,000% Patricia
Raap.
CAPE SAN BIAS
* FIRST TIER LOT "C" FLOOD ZONE $180,000
MLS#93083. CALL DIANE PEEVY
* Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offer-
ing 8 private and secluded lots on upland island
on the. St. Joseph Bay. Private community with 2
way bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western
facing views in a secluded pristine area.
MLS#90969. Starting at $199.900. Call Kim
Harrison 850-227-3745.
* Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South Beach -
MLS#91560 $189,900.
* Bay Front Lot -,MLS#94003, $179,900
* Treasure Bay Lot 7, C-30 Road $59,900.
MLS#91009
* Cape San Bias 100'x427' bay lot. Call Susie
White $169,900.
* 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 -


MLS#92253
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
$154,900.
* Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$200,000 Susie White.
INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
* Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near gulf Pines
Subd., zoned residential/commercial.
$239,900. MLS#94532
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x452'.
MLS#93994, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x"x452'.
MLS#93995, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
* Hwy C-30 One acre w/septic. $55,000
MLS#92936
* MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $99,900.
BEACHES
* 321 Texas Drive Mexico Beach 100' x 100'
res. lot. Asking $45,000. MSL #94294
* 107 Ponce De Leon St. St. Joe Beach In first
block of beach 2nd lot from dedicated beach.
Beautifully landscaped has underground
electric run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' -
125' total depth. SUPER LOCATION AND PRICES
$100,000. MLS#93072
* St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on Court
and 370'x1 25' on Americus. Great opportunity
for commercial or/and residential. $975,000.
MLS#94465 Call Ellen Allemore.


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PSJE Peacebuilders of the week for 11/11-15: front row (1 to r): (1st grade) Jared Cadorna, (kinder-,
garten) Hayden Palmer, (Pre-K) Katelyn Lewis. Back row (1 to r): (5th grade) Rebecca Furr, (4th grade)
Davida Odom, (3rd grade) Katie Lacour, (2nd grade) Carley Clements. -.


This"
Week
At...

WEWA
MIDDLE
SCHOOL,
Progress reports went homer
on Monday, Noverfiber 18.
Teachers welcome conferences.
Ms. Cohen's class is really
enjoying their internet connec-
tion. The class has found many
interesting educational websites.
Cross-country, regional meet'
was held Saturday, November 16
in Tallahassee.
The SWAT .tudent- at .WMS
presented a program in honor of
The Great American Smoke-Out
to the student body that included
plays, presentations, and games
that encouraged, students, -to
refrain from starting to use
tobacco.
Parents. plea ,.-it the W1 IS
website at vv.v'v.Aewr-niddle cnim .
for updates on, sporting events,
AR lists; teacher e-mails, etc. -
W\VMS vyould 1ike. to extend a big
thmnk voul to Mis..\ Wo-d 'io h", ,'
been webmaster and creator of
the school's new internet home.
The -.chool rew ltt.r reeentlv
interviev.'ed th r nev. >cierii-:c
teacher Mr. Ayers. He v. j born
andrai-ed irt Blountstown. When
he was in 7th and *Sth grade he
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classical studies. He became
interested in teaching in college,
where he was very impressed by,
his profels-.asr- \\'hep he isn't'
teaching, Mr. .-\yers enjoys.
listening to and playing music.
His favorite activities include
inline skating, basketball, arid
skydiving. Mr. A,,vers says that his
worst Thankslming wa-s his senior
ear 'hen he ei-nded tip rating his
Thn.ik-gring dinner at lmirnon'-
Cafeteria.. '.
This year the Fellowship of'
Christian students held a canned
'food drive to help the families in
the c,)nmmunity. The total amount
"of products collected in the food
drive was 1,013. The food will be
turned over the the Community '
Miist-enal Association that is in
charn-e of the Coimmunrni, Thanks-
lai ne- B.,.-ke_'t Cr oneratulitthiA ri.
to Miss Wo\uod's first penod cias.
.who brought in the rric-,t They
will receive a pop.iicle party. The
Fellowship of C hn rtian Students
would like. t,- thank everyone.;who
participated iii tlhis event. It was a
huge success for the .school: and
the community.
The 'Student Lr.cader,ship


Counciil is spons-riiaB this Year's
WinterBall on December 7th Irom-
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Only students
in grades 7th or 8th mayv attend
the dance. Admission for the
dance will be $3 in advance, and
44 at the door. Ths money will go
lov.ards the, 8th grade trip. The
dress for the dance will be semi-
formal. Ladi-es should wear-
dresses and gentlemen, should'
wear dress pants with a dress
shirt. All clothes must still follow
fle dres- code This year's theme
will be "Winter Wonderland".
Plans will be announced as they
are made. An,yone i%-ith questions
about the dance may contact Mrs.
Lister or Mr. Ropelis.
Coach Flowers said that his
boy's basketball ,team has
improved in the last! two games,
and are still getting better. ,He also
said good luck on Monday's game,
and he hopes they \ in! Go Gators!

Thank You
I want to thank ever, one wvhor
prayed. called and came by to see
me during my colon surgery. I am
home now rj recovering from open
heart and colon surgery. God does
answer prayers. God bless you all.
Flora Miller


Academics and Achieve-
ment: Sarah Grimes and Clark
Cutchin were recently' named
WHS Buffalo Rock Students of the
Week. Sarah is Treasurer of
National Honor Society, Band
Captain, a member of Beta Club,
and has a part-time job at IGA.
Clark is currently President of
National Honor Society, Drum
Major, and Captain of the
Academic Team. They are both
very involved students. Students
are preparing for the Science Fair
coming. up in, December. Our
students al .ays come home with
a good number of ribbons.
Organizations: The, National
Honor S-ociety and the Student
Government A-_sociation are
jointly conducting a canned food
drive. Their goal is to collect 1,000.
or more iters be dJiltnbut-ld b',
thle MNinisterial '\ -.,'ir ti.:. for
Thariksa.-in'2. The,' will be giving
on ice cream, coke, cookie party to
the grade level ccllh-c i. in the most
items The drive '.ill -end on
Monday the 25th. A Christmas, toy
drive is planned for :the month of
December.
POPS (Po.we r of Positive
Students) ha'.e a Gulf CAountr.\
Task Force meeting in St. Joe on
Wednesday, 'November 20. They
are planning events for'the "True
Love Waits" in February. Other
events are also in the works.
Sports: Wewahitchka High
School' is currently busy getting
ready for the basketball. season
with games with' Carrabelle on
November 25 and with FiJ\IU on
November. 26 for eirls. The b.ys
first game is on December 3 with
Rutherford. Mrs. April Bidwell,'
assisted b, Charles Fortner, and
Charles Jolly, with the assistancer-
of Ken Cohen. are hoping for a
good season.
Regional Cross' Country
competition was held on
November 16th with' Fritz
Stoppelbein participating. As
usual, Fritz represented us well.
Cheerleaders are w working
hard on competition which will be.
an event of late Jannuary.
The baseball field 'will soon
have: a new dugout which should
be completed uter the Thanks-

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giving holidays.
General Calendar: Monday,
November 18-progress reports go
out; lunch-chili; Tuesday, Nov-
ember 29-personality portraits by
appointment; faculty meeting;


NHS luncheon meeting; lunch-
hamburger; Wednesday, Nov-
ember 20-ASVAB results; SGA
luncheon meeting; lunch-Hoagie;'
Thursday, November 21-lunch-
country steak; Friday, November
22-lunch-pizza.
Students and parents -are
reminded that school will be
dismissed at 12:00 .on
Wednesday, November 27th, fot.
the Thanksgiving holidays. School
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family and friends throughout the
communi-nUty. All of the prayers,
hlive and support them' received /
during this sad time meant so
much to them
Their appreciation goes
especially out to Bro. Dave arid
the Oak Grove Assembly of God
family. Bro. Brent Vickery and the
First Baptist Church. and Bro.
Hovward Browning.
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loss of this devoted and loving
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Faith Christian School


We are grateful for the great
response to the Samartan's Purse
Operation Christmas Child
program Over one hundred
s-hoeboxes have been stuffed and
wrapped at Faith Chnstian to be
added to the millions collected for
children all over the world at
Chnstmas. Our rrussion coordin-
ators. Mrs. Sherry Davidson and
SMrs. Carla McGhee want to
extend their thanks to all those
students, parents. and friends
who have contributed boxes. gifts.
wrappings, and money to the
project. This is one of those efforts
that is a blessing to all who are a
part of it-those who give as %well
as those twho receive.
The first and second grade
students ha\e been invited to
participate in the community
SThanksglving program on Tues-
day. November 26 at 7.00 p.m.
Our school program will be
Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. The
students will tell the story of the
First Thanksg-i.ing in a perform-
ance depicting the lives O our
Early settlers, the Pilgrims. arid
their friends. the American
Indians It will give you insight
into the hardships of these men
and women, their dependence on
God and their thankfulness for.
His provisions
Plans are being made by the
PTF for a Chnstmas dinner for the
teachers to be held on December
6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of
the Nazarene Faith Christian
students, parents, and teachers
are preparing a float for the
parade at the annual Christmas
on the Coast celebration.
Saturday, December 7 under the
,leadership of the PTF.
'Julie Boyd of the: Florida
Children's, Home delighted ,the'
students with her puppet friend,
B.C. The students had collected
an offenne for the children's home
in August and: September and'
were looking forwvard to seeing
them. The program was : lot of
fun and a beautiful lesson of;
God's love and our response.
S': Two of dour students, ,Trevor.
Burch .and' Zachar, Taylor.
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pursue .an above-level testing
experience, to learn more about
their academic abilities and
educational opportunities, and to
receive recognition for their
outstanding achievements. It is a
great honor and we congratulate
'them.
School will be dismissed
Wednesday, November 27 at
twelve noon for the Thanksgiving
holidays. We wish our readers a
time of thanksgiving for God's love
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By Lori Price
Many parents; educators and
handwriting advocates worry that
schools no longer .put enough
emphasis on penmanship. They
feel that with even preschoolers
pecking on keyboards, schools are
devoting too little time and ,
attention to handwriting. The
problem doesn't stop there, they
stress; it's showing up in
workplaces in the form of illegible
-paperwork, poor. communication.
bad spelling and lack of discip- -
S- line.
Educators with a more
relaxed view of, handwriting say,
that' all exaggerauon. Legibility
Sand clear communication are
what matters most when students
write. Students 6ften find revising
their work easier and fasterwhen
using a word processor.
While more than seventy-five
percent of schoolwork is still done
by hand and tests usually include
essay questions, there's little
question schools devote less time
to handwriting today. Hand-
-' citing was an integral part of the
curriculum at one time, but by
the 1960s, educators began 'to
emphasize individual expression
of ideas over perfect handwrintmg.
Today, most public schools stop,
teaching handwriting long before
children lea Te elementary school..
HandwritinQ is still con-
sidered a reflection of one's
character. personality and even
alues. Handwritiung analysts are
sometimes used to do profiles of
prospective hires,. analyze fraud
and help attorneys select jurors
Handwriting is intimately tied to
one's self-esteem. Therefore,
S advocates are concerned that if
sloppy penmanship is accepted.
students will learn to accept
themselves at a different level.


Handwriting purists also
maintain there is a link between
handwriting and literacy.
Research shows the fine-motor
control demanded by handwriting
stimulates the left side of the
brain which is responsible for
language and reading skills.
When a child's handwriting is in
chaos, it's almost guaranteed that
he is struggling, trying to cope
with what he's thinking, trying to
get that thought on paper.
Many teachers say' they have
seen no noticeable change in
students' handwriting. Some
children have good penmanship
and some don't, just as it has
always been, they contend. They
are more concerned about what
the student is writing about and
whether the students are
expressing themselves clearly.
For now, students do lessons
with pencils,. pens and computers.
oblivious to the arguments about
handwriting. I'll leave the reader
to choose sides. but here are a few
interesting facts to consider.
American businesses lose an
estimated S200 million a year to(
poor penmanship through illeg-
ible-checks, invoices and other
paperwork .
The U.S. Postal Service pays
handwriting specialists S-4 million
a year to decipher illegible
addresses.
S This year. a julry awarded
. 450,000 to the family of a Texas
mart who died after a pharmacist
misread the doctor's handwritten
prescnption.


Dorothy May Pfost
Dorothy May Pfost, age 86, of
Mexico Beach, passed : away
Thursday evening, November 14,
in a local hospital, She was born
in Newark, N.J. and moved, to
Mexico Beach from Kathleen, GA,
29 years ago.
After her husband Bill" S death
in 1987, she became involved in
volunteer work. She played in the
"fun band" in Pariama City for five
years, entertaining primarily in
local nursing homes. Dot was an
active member and Elder of the
First Presbytenan Church in Port
St. ,Joe- and was a charter member
of the Port St.'Joe Chapter of the
AARP. where she was ia former
President and Proigriam Direct,-r.
She w.as also a former Pink Lady'
for the Gulf Pines Hospital in Port
St.' Joe and served as a tutor for
Gulf County.
Survivors include three sons
and daughters-in-law. Willidam L.
Pfost. Jr. and w'ife Jane of
Waynesboro, VA, David A. Pfost
and wife Jackie of Ely, NY, and
Thomas K. Ptost and 'infe Patti of,
Warner Robbins. GA. SLx erand-
children. and thirteen great t-
grandchildren.
MNemonald services v.ere held
at the First Preshb-ten.an Churrh
in Port St. Joe on Mvlonday.
November IS. at 2 00 p.m. with


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the Rev'. Reid Cameron and the
Rev. Joe Eckstien officiating.
Memorialization will be by
cremation. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests memorial con-
tributions be made to the First
Presbyterian Church of Port St.
Joe, the 'American Heart
Association, or to the charity of
choice.

Grady H. Keels
,Grady H. Keels, 86 of Port
St. Joe, passed away \Wedresday.
November 6. at his residence. Mr
Keels was born in Gordon. AL and
moved here' in 1944 from Jackson
County. He was retired from the
St. Joe Paper Co.. after 37 years.
Mr. Keels was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe and a member of the
Machinist Union Local.
He is preceded in death by his
first wife.. Ruth Keels: his parents.
two brothers: and one step-son.
Mr. Keels is survived by his
wife. Eloise Keels: one son. Harold
Keels and wife. Linda of Port St.
Joe: one daughter. Audrey
Anderson and husband, Paul of
Panama Cit. ./Beach four
brothers. Paul Keels of Long
Beach. CA. Fred Keels and wife.
-June of Pasco. WA. Clyde Keels
and wile. Shirley of Chatta-
hoochee. and Earl Keels and wife.
Georgia of Lake Talcom: four
sisters. Evea Mae Messer. Eunice
Stephens. Estelle Medley, and
Frances Poole and husband. R.C..
all of Chattahoochee. three step-
.sons. Billy Dennis and wile. Jewel
of Quincy. Riley Dennis and nle.
Carolyn of Pensacola. Bob Dennis
and Patty of Concord- daughter-'
in-law. Jean Davis of Blakely. GA:
four grandchildren, and .L\ great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services were con-
ducted Friday. November S. at
2:00 p.m. EST at First Baptist
Church of Port St. Joe with Rev.
,Howard Branning. Rev. Brent
Vickery. and Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
followed at Nettle Ridge Cemetery
in Blountstown.

Richard King Watts
Richard King Watts. 38. of
Eastpoint. died Wednesday.
October 30 at his resident in
Eastpoint.
He was a native of Port St.
Joe, liang in Eastpoint for five
years. He was a member of Oak
Grove Assembly of God.


He is survived by his wife,
Cathy Watts; son, Richard "Jared"
Watts; mother and stepfather,
Barbara and 'Dewight Marshall;
and grandmother Ida S. Porter, all
of Port St. Joe.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Richard. Porter.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, November 2, at 3:00
p.m. ET at Magnolia .Cemetery
(graveside) in Apalachicola.

RC Lewis
RC Lewis. formerly of Port St.
Joe, died on November 15. in
Tallahassee. He is survived by his
vnfe of fifty-four '.'ears. Faye A.
Lewis; his daughter Barbara Van
Camp (husband ForrestJ: two
sons, Andrew Lewis and John
Lewis (wife, Pa.m) all of
Tallahassee. three grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Mr Levwis was a retired
electncian with the St. Joe Paper
Company. where he worked for
over thirty years. He had been in
the Nay\. He w\as an avid
gardener arid enjoyed his farmly
Services were held Monday.
November IS at the Timberlane
Road Chapel of Culley s eadow-
wood. with bunal at Tallahassee
Memory Gardens Cemetery in
Ta-lahassee
Memnoral contributions mrLay
be made to Canopy Roads Baptist
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Pensacola.

Johnnie Adams
Johnnie Adams, 77, of Port
St., Joe, passed away Monday
morning, November 18, at his-
home after, an extended illness.:
He was born June 3, 1925 in
Tuscaloosa. AL and had lived in
Port St. Joe since 1940. He served
in the U.S. ,Air Force, was,
employed with Premier Industries
for 31 years until his retirement inr
1988, and was a member of the
First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Margaret Adams: son. Tommy
Adams; daughter. Brenda Butler
and :,husband. :Don; three
grandchildren. Kim Metcalf.
BTron Butler. and Wanda Adams
all of Port St Joe: a great
granddaughter. Malakalee Butler
of Japan, three sisters. Mamie
Walters of Arizona. Mary Lee of
Mississippi and Madie Stranger of
Pennsylvania: one brother. Joe
Adams of Fort Myers: and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday. November 21. at 3-00
p.m. ET at the First Baptist
Church with the Rev. Brent
Vickery and the Rev. David
Fernandez officiating. Interment
will follow in Holly -Hll Cemetery.


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Even though a record of safe opera-
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knowledge of the information contained
in this ad can assist you in recognizing a
potentially hazardous condition and take
appropriate action to safeguard life and
property.
0. What Are Some Of The Character-
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A. Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons
composed mainly of methane and exhibits
the following characteristics: .
1. Odorless-an odor is added to this gas.
2. It is lighter than air and if released will,
'rise into the atmosphere unless trapped:.
3. It is nontoxic. However, as with any burn-:
:ng process, incomplete combustion will
form carbon monoxide which is toxic.
4. It is colorless.
5. It has a flammability range of from 40.o to
14% '(approximate values by volume of .
gas to air).

Q. Is Natural Gas Dangerous?
A. Gas, like all forms of energy, .is capable of :
doing damage and must be used properly.
However, the experience with natural gas
use shows it to be more safe than other
.energy sources which you use in your home
,or business. .
Q. What Should You Know About Gas
Odor?
A. 1. Natural gas doesn't normally have an


odor.
2. A substance is added by your gas com-
pany to give natural gas a "rotten-egg"
smell should it escape.
3. Become familiar with Ihe smell. Should
you detect this odor, it doesn't positively
tell you that there is a gas leak: but this is
sufficient reason for you to call your gas
company and have them investigate.

Q. What Additional Ways Can You
Detect A Gas Leak?
A. 1. When the ground is wet, you may detect
a leak by seeing bubbles rising through
puddles of water in a uniform manner.
2. A larger leak of gas from underground
piping may be able to be seen by sand
blowing around a small hole in the
ground; il may be felt just as you may leel
air leaking from a small hole in a tire or
air hose; and if it is a large leak, a noise
can be heard similar to air leaking.
3. A flame at or around appliance piping
other than at the burner indicates leak-
age.

Q. The Fact That A "Rotten-Egg",
Odor Is Detected, Does Than Mean
That There Is A Natural Gas Leak?
A: No. But.this. should be checked to assure
that the odor isn't an indication of a ga's
leak. Call your gas company and report it.
Odors similar to that of natural gas may
come from the following:
1. A sewer system.
2. A water aeration plant which has a sul-,
phur content.
3. Swamps or bogs.
4. Areas where the land has been filled, etc.
Q. If There Is A Gas Leak,'Will You
Always Smell An Odor?
A. No. If gas leaks from an above ground pipe,
there should always be an odor. However,
such as a leak from an underground service
line or main, the ground acts as a filter and
can remove the odor from the gas.


Q. Why Isn't A Gas Odor Smelled
When the Gas Is Burned On A Gas
Range or Furnace?
A. The material used to odorize the gas is
flammable and is consumed in the process
* of burning. If your equipment is properly
adjusted you should not detect the odor
when you are using your appliances.

0. What Can One Do To Reduce The
Possibility Of An Accident?
A. First keep the emergency telephone num-
ber of your gas company handy. A good
place to keep this number is to write it down
in the front of your telephone book along
with other emergency telephone numbers
such as fire, police, etc.
Other things which should be done to
improve safety as well as conserve energy-
are:
1. Teach children that they are not to play
with any appliances in the home.
2. Clean the burners and have them
checked for proper adjustment periodi-
cally.
3,. Repairs, installations and removal of
appliances are jobs for qualified persons.
Use only qualified people to do this work.
S 4. If lighting of an appliance is required,
ALWAYS light match and hold at ignition
point of burner before you turn on the
gas.
5. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for
operation and care of gas appliances.
6. Never take a chance. If you think you
smell gas, call your gas company. -

Q. What Should be Done When One
Believes He Smells Gas?
A. There are many possible conditions which
could be encountered, thus it isn't-possible
to give specific instructions for every situa-
Stion: The following examples provide gener-
al instructions which should assist:
Y1 1. If a slight odor is detected in a localized
area or room of a building-do not use a
match or other flame in the area; call the


gas company immediately.
2. If a strong odor is detected in a building
or other confined space-do not operate
electrical switches, light matches or use
an open flame; however, do open win-
dows -and doors to ventilate the area
(caution: don't turn on exhaust fans)
leave the building and call the gas com-
pany.
3. If a strong odor is detected in a building
and/or a hissing sound is heard--'do not
operate electrical switches, lights or
other devices; do evacuate the building'
leaving exit doors open on your way out,
warn persons to stay clear of Ihe building
and call the fire department and gas
company immediately from another loca-
tion.
4. If the odor of gas is detected outside (in
the yard, at the sidewalk, etc.)-immedi-
.- ately call the gas company.

SAFETY IS YOUR ..BUSINESS
EDUCATE YOUR, FAMILY AND
FRIENDS ABOUT THE PRECAUTIONS
TO TAKE WHEN THEY BELIEVE THEY
SMELL THE ODOR OF GAS.

CAUTION: The term "Gas" is used by the
news media and others to include a variety of
products such. as liquidified petroleum gases
(propane, butane), gasoline and natural gas.
Each product has its own characteristics which
differ from one another, thus the information
given in this advertisement is applicable only to
NATURAL GAS.

NEVER POSTPONE CALLING THE GAS
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The Ministerial Associatirri oif
Port St. Joe i holding this year's
Community Phanksgi-mng Service
at the Port St. Joe Elementary
School Auditorium startln2 at
7:00 p.m.. Tuesday. No'iembrer 26.
DayStar \\ill lead off this
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Service with a southern gospel
concert. DayStar is celebrating
their tenth year of singing and
spreading the gospel message
through song. and testimony
across the south-eastern U.S.
They have just released their first
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Abe Springs Baptist Church
will host a Fall Festival on
Saturday. November 2:3. begin-
ning at 9:00 a.m. There will be a
moon walk and giant slide, along
with a fire truck, a Highway Patrol
car and an ambulance for kids of
all ages
There will be gospel singing
outdoors featuring Elizabeth and
The Gospel Heirs. Linda Pope.
Elton McDaniel. Dale Folsom and
other local talent. Drawings for
prizes will take place throughout
the day. A hot plate lunch will be
S served from 11:00 a.m. to ,12:30
p.m to everyone who attends.
From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
groceries will be given away.
Eernyone is cordially invited
to this Fall Festival. The church is
located at 1,3913 Highway 275 in
SBloulntstown For mor more inorma-
tion call 674-146,3 or 674-5880. ,


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


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


old hymns and some of their
lavonte gospel songs.
Also sharing in the service
this' year is the Faith Chnristian
School Choir. Faith Clrinstian will
also perform a skit.
The speaker for the event will
be Rev. Wayde Hunt from the First
Church of the Nazarene in Port St.
. Joe.
The Ministerial Association
invites you and your family' to
start your holiday season with a
time of thanksgiving and.
celebration. Come early, seating is
lirruted.


The Casis group of Oak Grove
Assembly of God will minister the
morning service on Sunday.,
November 24. The Oasis Choir
will present special music with
.Pastor Harold Tyus of Dothan.
Alabama bringing the morning
"message.
The community is invited to
share in this ministry. Service
begins at 10:45 a.m.

First United Methodist
To Host Free Dinner
The First Lnited Methodist
Church of Mexico Beach will
celebrate Thanksgiving with their
annual free dinner. All are
welcome' to the Fellowship Hall
.where dinner will be served
beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT on
Thanksgiving Day. Traditional
SThanksgeivin food v. ill be sefred.


'WGBW


Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO



88.5 FM



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


Join us in ii'orslii .. .
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening Apaachicaoi
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
l\isit our website at: familylifechurch.net ,
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe.


SHwy.98
4 .. Panama City
Hwy. Reid Ave,
71 4 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka

229-LIFE (5433)


S* 'SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 10 00 AM. .. -.Bible Study
Sunday 11:00 AM ......... ...... Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM .......... Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor.
(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
Broken Spirits. Hearts & Lives CAN be mencdedt


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER


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


Appreciation Services
Honor Elder Hawkins
The crongregation at Phila-
delphia Primitive Baptist Church
will honor its pastor, the Elder.
Jessie Hawkins and his wife,
Pennie Haw.kins \\ith appreciation
services on Sunday. November 24.
Everyone is cordially invited,
to come and join in with church
members as they thank their
pastor for seventeen years of
service.
The day will begin with
services led by Reverend Chris
Bernie of Tallahassee and his
congregation at 11:00 a.m. Elder
Charles Gathers and the local
Victory Temple Holiness Church
vill conclude the day with 6-00
p m. services. ,

Women's League to Host
"50 Women in Red"
Amazing Grace Apostolic
Church Women's League till host
50 Women in Red" on Sunday.
December I. at 4:00 p.m.
All are invited to join in the
fellowship at Amazing Grace
Apostolic Church for this special
event.


HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
247 N. Tyndall Parkway
Callaway
(850)785-1316


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


Odom --From PgB

created in me the desire to learn.
That was the first thing he did
Upon his release, in October
1993, he earned an A.A. from Gulf
Coast Seminary and went on to
earn ,a master's in religious
education wiV.thh, an emphasis on
counseling from Bethany Bible
College.
In 1994 he joined the Liberty.
Prison Ministries, traveling to,
prisons around the region, as
many ,as 52 institutions in a
single \ear. .
I Lo to share hope," Odom

Special Services
at Long Avenue
Liberty Ministry will present
the message during Sunday
evening worship services at Long
Avenue Baptist Church, with srn-
ices beginning at 6:00. Torrumny
and Karen Odom and Donnie and
Jean Crum will present their testi-
monies. Tommy has been recently
ordained as a Baptist minister by
Beach Baptist Chapel. and has a
powerful message about how God
has changed his life.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
,311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
t-A ,j SUlNDAY: Gencial ~A embli' 9 45 m Bible Stud\ all ces if .) r m.
NIMorning W~i lhip 1 i j im E riening \\urslhip 6 p m
S..WEDNESDAY: Ch.:;r Practii.e 6 p in r['ier rtecuiirw & \ourh Group p m
'0 rta1ri a,,'di s'i rL ti L Z r d /' ,'d i bl s r[e mae I l, tr s rb :1n H[.. "7
Pl:asec acccpr rhim tlutinrii H.'i rI.' i0 ui ", ",n i'oril.,. G(od t/i I'o.,
Pastor David Nichols Church 64--5026 Home "69-8-25

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CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


" Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


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

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

E+I | ST. JAMES'
EPISCOPAL' CHURCH

800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE,
.8:0 and 11:00 a.'m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
S \,\\'.stjiame-sepiscopa1chtirch.org


God'
lov

is -


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD 00 CHURCH HIS WAY Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


THE STAR PUBLISHING CO..
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
www.StarFL.com

said. "First you have to have
peace.
"I was once sitting right there.,
There is something better. My'
strength comes from him, that's
wvhy I'm not back in prison.".
His counseling has ex-panded
to helping children from homes
where domestic abuse rules the
roost. ,. .
And last week he was
ordained a minister at the Beach
Baptist Chapel, affiliated with the
Southern Baptist Church.

LOCKS OF LOVE


Got News?

If your church is doing
something of interest to
the community, let them
know! News from
your church is
always welcome!

hair, weaving through Odom's life.
He had thought for some time
about getting cleaned up a bit,
shedding. part of his previous
persona as an outlaw, by cutting
his, long hair.
However. during the summer
he was told that if he let it grow a
few more months he would have
enough to donate to Locks of Love.
So last Wednesday. in time for
his ordination, he went to N-Style
to have his locks sheared.
It struck me as a good thing
to do, Odonm said. It felt like it
was 'time; I had thought about it
several times. I had a peace about
S it." .


Which brings us to another .And, cleLrly, about the fabric
thread. or more appropriately of his life..

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
RozniS7 16.16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
S.. eets At 2241 Hw. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1.4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study . . . . 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ........ 10:00 a m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study . . . 7:00 p.m. CT


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 22--'-56
Sixeenth Street
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m. nree
Fellowship Time ". 10:45 a.m. i
Adult School ....... .11a.m.
*Sunday School '
*Young Children

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Caimeron. H;gh.-.ay 7 1 Cec. Cosiin Sr BId/ r


F first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Ul't Brent \'r:kery F'as:.r


. l, A dd Ca o i.ell

., Sundo/aSchool
!" ., .-.a Worship Service
Disciple Training
Eveninq W'orship
Wednesday Prayer Meel;rig


Benlamr, Roberti
Ainotir t10 Skdenti.
9.45 am
Ii 00 am
o 00 pm
7 00 pm
o 30 pm


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE
CHURCH


801 20th Street
Dr. Bill.
Sunday School . .
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Evening Service .


I-


Port St. Joe
T;,ylor, Pastor


229-6707

1 :00a.m.
S.. 11:00 a.m.
.... 6:00 p.m.


Constitution anc Monumeint
SPort St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School. ... .. 9:4 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... .... 11:0 a.m,

(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. D
PASTOR Choir Di


Methodist Youth
Fellowship .. ...... . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .. :'..,.. 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
owns, Jr. Diana Sealey
rector south & Children's Director


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


"A Port of Victory"

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ... ........... 10 a.m. G.ve unto the Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............11 a m. due His name. worship the
Sunday Evening Worship .......... ...6 pm. Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service ............... 7 p.m. Psaim 29.2


f-


"-- e ... DayStar
Rev. Wayde Hunt DayStar


Community Thanksgiving


Service and Concert Nov. 26


Abe Springs Oak Grove '
r Baptist -Church Assembly of God
Fall Festival Special Service.


Discover God's Love!
S Everyone welcome

Lon ,Avenue A
:BAPTIT CHURCH \
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 pim. ,
Bible Stud% Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
\\'ednesda\ Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult PraiseChoir at 8 p.m.
REy. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR


The Potter's House
"Wher e Broken Vessels are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewohitchka, FL 32465
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AUCTION
Fri. Nov. 22nd, 7,pm, LOTS
of BEAUTIFUL Furniture,
Marble, Wrought Iron, MANY
UNIQUE ITEMS!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS.
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's.Prem.






1999 Ford Taurus SE, 4
door, AT,' AC, V6, 50,000
one-owner miles. $6950. Call
960-4464. Itc 11/21

1993 Chevy pickup, extend-
ed cab, 4WD, Z-71 Silverado,
ac, auto, am/fm cassette, tilt
wheel, -cruise control, new
tires, $6,200 obo. Contact
David Kennedy, 227-7200 or
227-5314. Itc 11/21

1992 Toyota 4Runher, 2WD,
AT, AC, V6, four door. excel-
lent condition. $3950. Call
960-4464. ltc 11/21
.:
1990. Che'' K1500. 4wd.
swb. pickup. 5spd.. 4.2L V6
engine, new 33x12.50 tires.
runs good. S3,000 firm Call
Tom 229-2572 or 899-6451.
l p I 1,.'21
1996 Mazda 626. One owner.
0.000 miles. One owner 4
door, 5 seed. sunroof. New
condition. $4650 (Call 960-
4464.. ltc 11/21

1984 5 spd. Volkswagen
diesel 40 mpg, runs good.
S800 ObO. 1984 Ford Bronco
4wd. S.00 obo. Call 227-.
77.31. Itp 11."21

1997 Nissan, Pathliinder
automatic Lranr-missionr. 4
wheel dn've. s.iru- roof, CD,
player S.500 Call 647-
3354 after 5-00 pm. :,./14

1990 Ford Taurus. 4 door,
\'6. AT. AC. clean, depend-
able. runs great. S750. Call
S 960-4464. Itc 1/2T1

1992 Dodge Caravan. V6.
auto. cruise control. AC.
good condition, second
owner, sharp. S3.000. Call
227-5180 or 229-9599. .. .

1998 Ponuac Bornne.ille SE.
50,000 miles, one owner.
leather. sunroof, new condi-
tion. S7950. Call 9610-4464.
Itc 1 1,.21

1996 Dodge Stratus 4 door.
AT, AC,' clean, like new..
82950 Call 960.-4464. iioiii

1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc. excellent, only 67;
S000 miles, newly new,
$4,200. Call 647-9317. ir.n/7

1991 Chrvs;er New' Yorker :
good condition S3.500 or
best offer Call 229-2550 or
639-3046 4tpl0'131

1987 HyrundaJ Excel, runs
good, needs minor work;
S500 obo. Call. Barnca at
227-792.3 or 229-1687. 1,, 1 2'

2000 Nissan Frontier, 5
speed, S6.500. Call 850-647-
8658. 4tcll/14,

. 1999 Dodge Caravan 5 door,
60,000 one-:,Trenr miles,
garaged. New condition,
$7950. Call960-4464. ,i/1i/2)

1999 Honda Shadow 750,
black & chrome, like- new,
3,200 miles, $5,000. 1999'
Yamaha V-Star 1100,
S maroon & chrome like new, ,
S ,1.260 miles, S5.600. Call
S 46 66SiO0 2,t, 11/21

1989 Plymouth Voyager van,
rebuilt auto trars. new tires
& water pump, needs minor
repair. Asking .$350. (85)
762-9179 leave message.
2te 11/21


Drive a new car -
that's paid for
www.REBSCS.com
l11 /14




For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom opts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850)227-7451
"Available Now"
1 BRHandicap Unit
Central heat and air
On-site Managementf
Carpeting Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


AUTOMOTIVE FOR91 RENT F R RENT ARAG HELPH HELP MBEDICAL
-ALSMWNT -DWA -TEDE ..MPYMENT
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,1999 Pontiac Sunfire. One
owner, 70,000 miles. 2 door,
AT, AC, new condition.
$5650. Call 960-4464..,, n1/2

97 Jeep Cherokee SE, 4.01, 4
door, low mileage, auto., air,
very nice. $7,500. 227-7720.
4tc 11/21

1998 Nissan Sentra, 4 door,
AT, AC, low miles, new condi-
tion. $4650. Call 960-4464.
Itc 11/212

1988 Ford Bronco, full size,
a/c, auto, cd player, 4x4,
$2,000. 229-8039 or 229-
6224. -2tc 11/21

1999 Jeep Wrangler 4X4. AC,
PS, 5 speed, soft top, one
owner, excellent condition
$8950. Call 960-4464. .io ,i/i

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, .AT, AC, V6, one
owner, new condition. $4650.
Call 960-4464. .I)2/2

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo 4X4. AT, AC, 4.0 6
,:*,1 7f0,000 rrdles, garaged,.
new condition. $6950. Call
960-4464. ,. ..

199S Chevw S10 LS, 5 speed,
AC, 70.000 rrmles, one owner.
nerr. -ondinon. S5450. (Call
960-4464






Used kayal-s for sale. Happy
Ours Kayak and Canioe
replacing its fleet Check our
cleals. Just in time for
Chnstm-na. 229-1991

19 17' Kenner Pro skiff. 50
hp Johi'son. good condr..
radio, '.4s-5965 $7,500 ,:,bo

1997 Nerptuie 2.330 center
crinsole. 201'') hp Johl' son.
aluim rraidei 16.500 Call
(229) 420-9377 or (229) 881-
4921.. 5tp 11/21

14 ft. aJuminum boat e& trajl-
er, 10 HP, 8S1.500. Call 227-
9287. 2tc11..'i14

,1992 Sunwird 21 it fiber-
dlass party barge 90 hp
Evinrudc w .'al.. trailer.
:3 200 i977 16 ft Excalibur
fibergla-s w trailer, good
cond.. S60i0. '8501 762-
9179. 2tc 11121






Prominent locally owned &6
operation business for sale
Recession prool income great
on going business. S495.000
Call for details 850--229-
1929. tfi 1 l, 7






Acting Classes Always
wanted to be on stage?
Acting clas.e s now available.
Want to have fun and.earn
something? Call 227-6617.
2tcll/14






White Ciht CtnstiuaIn School.
Snoiw ac'cpring enrollment for
K-3 through 12th grade. For
more information contact us
at 827-2621. 8tcl0/10






Want entertainment? Need
some help planning your
party? Need a speaker?
Maic. Face Painting,
Balloons, Games, Music,
Much More! Call 227-6617.
tfcll/14





FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.

Call 229-6031


MINI STORAGE
Ole 12 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, fl
2294200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922.,i 11/21

Furnished trailer for rent.
Call 648-5306. tfcll/7

Available now! Unfurnished
2 bdrm., 1 ba. apartment
located on Woodward Ave., in
Port St. Joe. High efficiency
unit w/concrete patio, & pri-
vacy fence available for only
:$550 per month. Security &
cleaning deposit required.
Call now! 227-7480, or.227-
1584, ask for Erik or Candie.
Itc 11/21

2 bedroom apartments, rent-
ing monthly Beacon Hill
Lodge, 647-3918. 2tcll/14

3 bedroom, 2, bath with
garage, 59 Oak Avenue,
Mexico Beach, $800 month
Call 770-883-2776.4 tpl 1.14

House For Lease: 2 bed-
room. I bath. newly remod-
eled. fence, S425 month
Proof of income & prior rental
reference required Highland
View Call 1-770-719-8314
or 650-227-7613.
4tpi 1, 14

New 1 bedroom. I bath
apartment, reingeralor.
stove. dishwasher. central
H..'A, laundry room No Pets.
221 7th Street Call 229-
8421 2tpl 21

Oak Grove 2558
McKinnon Street Port St.
Joe Quiet rear aparnmeiit -
2 bedroom, sitting room. lull
kitchen & laundry. cable' pro-
vided. S390 per month. Call
C.stal Sands Realty at 1-
6S8-3S5-1844. tfc 1 ,.' 14

St. Joe Beach Very niruce 2
bedroom townhouse. all
appliances including washer
& driver. beach access S500
month plus deposit Call
Pelican Walk Real Estate at
850-648-4995. 2tcT1t-14

2 bedroom. 1 i '2 bath apart-
menrt on Hwy 71 South.
energy ellfficient., for more
information call 639-5102.
tJc 11. 14-

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. u:.-

3 bedroom trailer for rent in
Highland View'. Rent S300
motni. deposit. S250 Call
227-9363. 3tpl i, 7

4 bedroom, 2 bath. fireplace.
on 2 acres at Scott's Ferry.
S600 ronth Call 867-7632.
4tclC0 31

Gulf Aire Townhouse for
rent! 3 bedroom. 2 bath.
garage new AC. tile floor and
carpet. new appliances Call
647-8760 4lc10/31

Rental Furrushed 2 bed-
room. 2 bath nvith covered
boat dock on the canal in
Nexico Beach. New
SConstruction. Available
October 1st. $950 a month.
Contact Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty at
650-645- 1010. tfcll/7

2 & 3 BR, long-term rental
units., Call Crystal Sands
Realty 6486-4400. tcl 1.,'7

Mobile Home. urnurrushed. 2
bedroom 1 1 2 bath. I block
to beach. Recently refur-
bished inside. Private lot.
$375 per month, $150
deposit. Water furrnished, one
year lease Adult ,ordy. no
pets, Call 85(0-647-5194-..... .
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm.' house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
,* Large 2 bedroom apart-"
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New. extra 1g. 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/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. irii/7





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

RV & Boat Storage
$30 Month
Mobile Home Lots
S$125 Month
850-648-8201


Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly,
rates. Call 639-3600. ..

Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3"
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn &
unfurrushed. Call Parker
Realt "-at ,550-64- 5777. for
Trnore info. tfcl l/7

2 bedroom I 1 '2 bath apart-
ment, energy efficient on
South Hwy., 71, $425 per':
month. Call 639-5102 fori
more information. e Iul 1/7

2 bedroom. .extra large
kitchentr.'du1Jng laree lIin g.
room. central heat 'AC. car-
port and storAge shed. Call!
6 50-229-976.6 or 229-8h211
ask for Russ., tfc 1 1/7

For Lease: Canal front home
in lle.aco Beach. 3 bedroom.
,1 1.'2 bath. dock with co.v-
ered lift. Florida room.
screened porch. garage
nImuch more. 1.200 month.
10.6 3sth Street. Mexjco
Beach. Call 227-1490. .:







New hunter green futon
v., oak frarnme. S200. new
rri-t areen Lanri recliner
S100. worn blue rocker &
ottonmani. 840. available only.
11 24-11 25 (55i:i) 229-
5410 itp 11/21

Glass top table 42x75 ajnd 6
parsons chairs, like ne'.
retail. S1.000 sale 3250C Call
1-600- 750-520.5 Uc 1.'7

Used furniture for sale. "
Johnnie's Trim Shop. 310'
4th St., PSJ Llc 11..

'Double reliner loveseat eiachl
side, also a rocker, excel.
condo S275. 647-80)92 .r
S' q

Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishiishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Ca l,- u t..e,,,,: n a 9:,, 19
CallJohn Reeves at 229-374


Warehouse contents Me-.jco
Beach. appliances. furniruture.
cabinets. dishes, linens. etc .
2 ton central a c. For details
call 1-850-355-9372 or
email- frelucai"aol.com.
ltp 1 1,21

Big Yard Sale in parking lot
be1hinrd asoniiic Lodge by
Hv.y. 9S. Lots of good _luff If
rains. inside NMa-oruic Lodge.
Saturday ordnly. 8 a~m. noon.

.3 Family Ga.rae .Sale, Fri. &,
Sat., Nov. 22nd & 23rd, 8-2.
No early sales. 304 Hatley
Dr Mei Bch off cI 15Ih St.
Furniture. pictures. clothing.
ci afts. pillow quilts sea shell
designs c.; designer pillows.
Itp 11/21

Yard Sale: 13'0 'Glf St., St.
Joe Beach, Sat., Nov. 23,
8:30 till. Lots of baby Items,
girls and boys clothes 0-3T.
Maternity clothes, toys, tod-'
dler bed, men's levis, craft
items, : tires, lawn mower,
tiller, outboard motor, and
lots of misc. ltp 11/21'


PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS,
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe

Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \



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


Garage Sale: Sat Nov. 23, 8
ta.m. 1 pm. furrnture, golf'
balls, girls clothes. 8--12. key-
board stand, Barbie dolls.
misc. items 624 Gulfaire Dr
ltc 11/21

Yard Sale: rnioing. in garage
sale, pine dinette set, tv,
household items galore,
model radio-control airplane
w/all ace. lamp, china, 4'
drawer file cabinet like new,
tools, camping gear, .yard
tractor 8 hp, stereo equip-
meni. phonograph. 509
Maryland Blvd.. between 5th
& 7th St., Mexico Beach.
8.:00 CST till. Nov. 23rd. Itc

Mo-ing.'Yard Sale 7 a.m
until. Lots of baby items.
women's clothes. kitchen
items, etc., 311 Pompano St.,
Highland View. tp 11, 21

Large .3 family Yard Sale-
Nov. 21st. Was cancelled last
week due .to rain. 2481
.Grouper Ave.: Highland
View. Toys. wall decorauorns.
microwave. toddler bo y
clothes. girl clothes. teent
clothes & ladies. Lots of other
good buys at bargain pnces.

Big Yard Sale: Sat.. Nov.
23rd, 5:00 a.m. 2005 Nlarvin
Ave., lots of children's-
clothes. girls plus sizes,
men's clothing, kitchen
items, toys. linen. Christmas
decorations much more.

Garage Sale: Sat Nov. 23rd
8 a.m till. 204 13th St Rain
or shme. ftc 11/21 '

2 family Yard Sale: Toys.
appliances. clothes, tread-
null. household items. furni-
ture. Sat.. Nov. 23rd. 5a m -
? 2615 Hvwy. 381. Dalkeith.

Yard Sale 2 fanulies every-
thimtg from sterling. Xmas
:decor, to sheets. Fri. & Sat.
morning. S a.m. CST'to 12-
CST. INo'. 12 & 23. Turn on
5th SL Mexico Beach, follow
signs, l.e 11 I '21

Yard Sale: 2254 W. Hw\. 96.
Highland View Sat.. Nov.
22nd. 8 00-12:00. Lots of"
merchandise I tp 11,'21

Ga-age Sale: Single stroller.
double stroller,. swing. infant
to age 3 clothing. adult cloth-
ing shells & lots of presents
405 Fortner St.. Mexico
Beach, S-00 tili. Itc 1 1,21


St. Joseph's Bay Country
Club lhas opeinig for golf
shop attendant in dualy oper-
ation. Golf kI--owledge and
cash register receipts helpful
but not necessary. Flexible
hours. pay negotiable.
Apphicatons may be obtained
tronm Golf Shop or Clubhouse
Manager Resumrnes and
applicatuoi's niay be faxed to
229-7199, 'r subnuitted to the
St Joseph's Bay Country
Club at 700 Country Club
Road. 2tc 11/21

JOB NOTICE: The Gulf
County Board of County
Cornrnus-lic'neri is seeking (21
- ndo.iduals to fill full-time
t40 Ichourl spotter laborer
position at the Wetappo
Landfill In Wewahitchka. FL
and the Five-Points Landfill
in Port St Joe. FL. Tuesday
through Saturday, All appli-
cants must meet the folilow-
Ing critena:
*Be a high school graduate:
able to lift 50 pounds, pass
physical arid drug test: pos-
sess valid Florida driver's
license
Applications will be available
at the Gulf County Public
Works/Solid Waste Dept.,,
1001 10th St., Port St. Joe,
'FL 32456, Mon. Fri., 7:30
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET or
downloaded from the
County's website at www.
gulfcountygoverment.com.
.l applications will be
accepted until Wed Dec. 4,
2002 at 4:00 p.m. ET. If any
additional information is
needed, please contact Joe
Danford at (850) 227-1401 or
(850) 227-3696 for further
information. Gulf County
enforces 'a Drug Free
Workplace and is an Equal
Opportunity/ 'Affirmative
Action Employer. 2, ,11/21

Cook Wanted full time pay,
ins. & vacation benefits
depending on experience.
Fish House Restaurant
Mexico Beacfi. tfcll/7

Ever dream of being a clown.
Have a yen to' entertain.
Think you're funny? We are
looking for you. Call 227-
6617. 2tcll/14


Medical Billing Clerk -
Come join our growing team.'
Currently seeking a medical
biller with experience', in
Medicare, Medicaid and
Commercial claims. Excel-
lent working atmosphere.
Salary commensurate with
experience. Apply in person
at Gulf Pines Hospital, or fax:
resume to Christy Gaifous,
227-7469. 4tell/14

Currently seeking someone
to reupholster chairs and
other miscellaneous items.
Will pronmde tools. instruc-
tional tapes. and maternal. If
you have some Iree time.
plus the required aptitude
and skills, please contact
Carole Clark at Gulf Pines
Hospital. 850-227-I1121. E.Et.
102 for further information.
2tcl l,' 14

Grounds Maintenance,
Experience in commercial
landscaping and sprinkler
systems a plus but not
required. Must show,' a will-
ingness to learn and work
with others Please call 229-
2600, 7:00 am-3:00 pm.
2tc 11,114

The Gulf County School
Board is receiving applia-
Lions for Take Stock in
Children School Liaison.
This is a grant program. A
stipend of S3 000.00 will be
paid to the part-iume Liaison.
Applicants wit h college
degrees will be considered
first. Applicaton form and-
job description are available
at Watson. director of
Support Serices. 150I Middle
School Road. Fort St. Joe. FL
32456. Application deadline
is November 15, 2002.
12:00 NOON, E.T. The suc-
* cessful applicant will have to
be fingerprinted at a cost Cof
S52.00. The Gulf County
School Board is an equal
opportuarti erripl.yer. ......

Gulf Coast Community
Collees Women's Volleyball
Coach (part-time) -
Adminunister & supervise the
volleyball program. Requires:
B S degree & pnor coaching
experience. intercollegiate
coaching experience pre-
ferred S7.000/vr. Position is
Open Until Filled. For more
details visit our website:
www.gc.cc.fl.us or Job Line:
850-873-3540. GCCC ,s an
EA,.'EO employer. Mnonues
e\ females strongly encour-
aged to apply I t l 1/14

Bakers Assistant/Evening
Help needed immediately.
Great place to work. Apply in
person at The Old Flour Mill,
226 Reid Ave or fax resume
to 404-627-9619 tic 11,/7

Housekeepers Needed
FuU and Part-ume
Apply to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street .,
Port St. Joe. FL
tfcll/7.

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
Dietary Departrnent nowtak-
ing applications in the follow-
ing areas:
Cooks
Tray Aides
Dishwashers
Apply to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe
tfcll/7



ATTENTION! DRIVER
TRAINEES NEEDED! Make
BIG BUCKS driving: BIG
TRUCKS! No experience
needed Earn; $700-$900.
weekly as an entry-level dri-
ver with Swift
Transportation. 15 day CDL
training is available. Get
your career in gearl CALL
TODAY! Toll Freel 1-877-
214-3624. 4tcll/7'

Our business is growing
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5595. tfcll 1/7

POSITION VACANCY WITH
THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOLS 2002-2003
Position Title: Math
Teacher, Wewahitchka Jr. -
Sr. High School. Application
Deadline: November 27,
2002, 12:00 NOON C.D.T.
Contact: Terry Linton,
Principal, Wewahitchka Jr. -
Sr. High School, 754 E. River
Road, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 850-639-2228. Job
Description: A copy of the
advertised job description


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of your application to the ,
address indiJ.ated in the .
announcement.
2tc1ll/14'

Charge Nurse:
iFull Tune 11-7)
(5) CNA's:
,(Full Time 3-11) EOW
(2) CNA's:
(Part Time 7-31 EOW "'
Apply to" '
Bay St. Joseph Care Cienter
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL u.- .


*2


an-d any application form are
available from the school'
office or the disurici office
building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port
St Joe wwv, .gulf.kl211.us or
http://prod.schoolcruiser.co
im/gcsb. Qualifications:
Applicable Flonda teaching
cerificaton or able to obtain
a certificate. SuccessKiul
applicant must pay a S52 fin-
gerpnnt analysis Ire. Salary:'
Salary will be deterrnmned by,
salary schedule GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER. 4tc l0. 31

Civil Engineers and Cad
Technicians Local engi-
neering firm seeks qualified
engineers and technicians for
office in Port St. Joe. Mail
resumes to P.O Box 639.
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or e-
mail to renfros,"Apreble-
rish.com. tuc 11 7

Part Time Cashier needed
for 1/2 day on weekends.
Call Rita at 229-5775. Cape
Trading Post tic l 1, 7

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL dniers license. Apply at
C.\V. Roberts Contracting.
inc.. PO Box IS.- Hosford.
FL 32334. 850-379-81 16.
tic 11 7

Sunset Coastal Grill is now
taking applications for the
following positions: Line
Cook, Dishwasher, Wait
Staff. Bus Person.
Bartender. Appliauons may,'
be picked up at The Star and
returned to The Star or
mailed to P.O. Box 427. Port
St. Joe. FL 32457 tLc10,.24

All survey personnel posi-
tions. salary depending on
experience. 550-227-7322
406 Reid Ave.. Port St Joe
U.:li '7

Opening for Sales Agent
with Floirida Real Estate
License. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 550-648-5777 for
interiev. or faX' to 850-64,-
5779. Parker Realty of
Nle.ico Beach. Inc ticl 1/7





Do you want to mak-. a
difference In so:rmeone's Life?
Coine to'
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
We are oflenrni a sign on
bonus to all Nurses and
;',CNA's that ,oin our crew
For all the details
Apply in person to: '
Bay St. Josepn Care Center
220 Ninin Street
Port St. Joe .
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
EOE Employer
tfci 1/14

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
Is taking applications
in dihe allowing areas
2-3/11 Charge Nurses
4-3/I 11 CNA's
W/Sign on Bonus
Apply to:
Bay St Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street .
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
EOE Employer
tfcll/14

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Broadband Level:
Home Health Aides LI.
Broadband Code: 31-1011-1
Pay Band: 02
Class Title:
OPS SWAT Coordinator
Class 'Code: 5505
Closing Date: 11/22/2002
Position Number: TBA-
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$16,786.00 to $41,965.00*
Contact Person:
DONNA MCCROAN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEFT.
2475 GARRISON AVE.
PORTST. JOE, FL. 32456'
Phone: (850)227-1276,
x 114
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer.
Special Notes: **FINGER-
PRINTING REQUIRED** OPS
PART TIME 25 HOURS PER
WEEK @ $10.00 PER HOUR.
SWAT COORDINATOR*
MUST BE A NON-SMOKER.
YOUTH LED PROGRAM AT
COUNTY MIDDLE AND HIGH
SCHOOLS. FLEX HOURS
TRAVEL REQ. MUST HAVE
VEHICLE, VALID/CLEAN FL
DR'S LICENSE.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position.
You may submit a hard copy


Aloe vera plants. S2 SI15.
827-2664, 6961 Davld
\Whitfield Rd Hr,oward Creek".'
Itp 11, 21"

,Australian tuee fern over 9"
across. Would be good for
large sun room. Asking S150.
227-3,329 litp 11/21

For Sale, Dygraf exerciser'
practically new no rcom lor
It, S10(0 OBO. \idrej tape
included. user friendly. C:lli
227-9047 21-11 1-4

Small Engone Repair
Parts. Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tic 1 I. 7

Free Noin-DenornLiauional'
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course
Learn hoi'. to become a
(Chn,stian no thing else!
Send your name & addres-
to: Bible Stud'. Pi, Box 929.
\ewaittchka FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
\Vewachiurch'.'ooutdrs net
tf; l 1 ."7









New 4 bdrrr 2 ba. 2000 sq
ft manufactured home on
big lot Apalachicola. FL E-Z
qualify. 8999 down pa'\Tent.
$645 per month Call 850-
6.25-0311 Itc 11 .*2

Used homes for sale--prices
start at S3.500. Call 1-888--
324 1514 for info. Itc 11/21T

New 4 bdrm.,' 2 ba. deluxe
home on bay view lot in
Callaway. FL. 0 down, just
start making the payment. E-
Z .qualify. Call 850-625-
0311. Itc 11/241'

$999 down on doublewides,
;499 on -?inglewides-home
Ordy or Land .' Home pkgs. All
applicatons accepted. even
bankruptcy. Call D C.
VWiliams TODAYl 1-886-324-
1514. tifc lI'2L-
New 3 bdrm., 21 ba. deluxe
off Transmitter Rd., Panama
City, FL on nice lot. Ready tb
move in. 0 down, just start
making the payment. E-Z
qualify. Call 850-625-0311.
tc 11/21

NO PAYMENTS FOR 6
MONTHS! Buy a new home .
now and worry a bout paying
'for it later Call NOW' 1-&88-
324-1514. D. C. WAilliams
tic 1 1 /21,

We have 3 new lending
sources! Easy to qualify
Home only and larnd home o0
new manufactured homes.
Low down, payment, good
interest rates. Call 763-4266.
Vance Itc 11./21

RENTERS WANTED! Own a
home for what yo upay for
rent OR LESS! Call 850-763-
4266 or 1-888-324.1514 and
ask for D.C. ltc 11/21

New 3 bdrm. 2 ba double'
wide manufactured homes-
starting at $335 per month.
Call 763-4266 Vance. i, 1,1/21

SSI/Dlsability Income? -I
can get you approved!
$1000/mo minimum Income
to qualify; $250 down, low
monthly payments. Call D.
C. Williams at 1-888-324-
1514. 1 tfc 11/21

For Sale By Owner: Zone 3.
1994 28x48 .3 bedroom, 2
bath. mobile home. Must be
moved. St. Joe Beach,
$25,000 OBO. Call 64.7-
3248. 4tcl1/14'

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and'
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or'
527-1463. tfcll/7

S S aw I 9' ST.!


MISCEUANEOUS









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002 PAGE 9B


CLASSIFIED ADS & PUBLIC NOTICES


FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little as $500 down, two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights.
tfcll/7

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, .heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
93b0. tfcll/7

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfcll/7
EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfcll/7

ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfcll/7

UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
S pdcKet. Call Frank for details'
522-9303 .or 527-1463
nights & weekends tfcll /'7

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualfving. Low domn. Low
Low Payments. Mr Action @9
522-9303 days or 527-1463
nights. Lfcll/7

PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, upto 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
tfc ll /7

NEW ZONE m DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money dowti. Call 850-
522-9300 or 65)-527- 1463.
tfcl 1/7,







FREE to good home Benji
had pups lust in time for the
holidays. Cute as can be. if
you can gi e them a good
home call 227-1472. 2'
male,'2 female Itc ll:21

Little grey kitten needs a lov-
ing family. Free to good
Thorne Litter box trained. 12
weeks 'oid, socialihzed with
.. p 1pithef an lnalsei*
Jacque or Richard-229- 1119
and leave a message. .. -.

FREE to good home 1 1/2
year old. neutered male
German Shepherd/Husky
nu\, Call 229-6'19 for more
dnformaition. 2tpll 14

FREE to good home 2 year
old lab niL. All shots up to
date. neutered. Call 227-
1549. 2tpl 1/14

Want to breed black
Dachshund &, Quarter hor.e.
Have papers on both ard-
inals. Also for sale computer-
ized treadmill. Property for
ale in Wewa near B &, B. Call
850-648-2391. tfc 1/7







By wner 90'x 150' fenced
lot. located near canal in
SWlhte City. Lot faces paved
road. 827-6869. 4te 11/21

Lot for sale in Me.leco Beach.
50x150' off of Oleander arid
Former. S 175.000. 706-464-
1670. 4tc 11/'21


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CONSULTING SERVICE.

A Finna ncia Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals

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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration,
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License#RD-0001087 ,
Broker License#BK5 32115
PROVIDINGG AOTIALITY SAU RVTC. TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"


Including Consulting Assignments Market I
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St. Joe Beach- 2 1/2 blocks
to beach. 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
dbl. garage w/ig. attic, priva-
cy fenced yard, boat pad
w/elec. & water, approx.
2100 sq. ft. In neighborhood
of nice homes. By owner -
$232,000. Call 647-2504 or
email jmer@gtcom.net '4e I/21

Lot for sale by owner: lot
80'x150', St. Joe Beach, 2
blocks ,to beach, sewer,
$69,500. (850) 899-0246 or
(850) 647-9148. Itc 11/21

Beacon Hill. older 2 bdrm., 1
ba. home. 2 developed lots,
mostly remodeled. 'financing.
available. Ternfic bargain
price $83,250. 9142 Starfish.
1-228-467-1746. 6tp 11/21

10 minute walk to beach, 2
bedroom, 2 bath total electric
with -appliances, dryer &
washer, Sea Shores
Subdivision. Call 647-3674'.
4tcl 1/1.4

$999,999 will buy you a
beautiful 5 bedroom home'on'
the beach. The beach and the-
beautiful "lue-green waters
of the Gulf are visible fromrr 4
of the 5 bedrooms in -uhis 6
year old deadhead cypress
hoome. Call owner at 850
648-5840. Mexico Beach.
Flonda to get a guided tour of
this beautiful home. tfcll/7

MEXICO BEACH 3 bed-
room, 2 full bath, huge living
room with 11 ft. ceilings
Italian ule. newly renovated.
2 1,'2 blocks from beach.
81.39.000 00 Call 850 648-
9054. tic 1 7

Mexico Beach
St. Joe Beach
Homes arid Vacant Land.
Ask for Joan Lovelace. Your
Beach Realtor. lMeeaco Beach
.Harmon Realty. 645-5767.;
Lc' 1 .

LOOKING For Real Estate
To Buy? Let the world know
what you want with a web
link at capesanbtlasealestate
.com. the natural choice lor
real estate at Amrenca's #1
Beach. On the web at
http ,' /www.cape sanblas
realestate.com or call 227-
5197 EcI 1,'

Mexico Beach Very ruce .3
bedroom, 2 bath. double
garage, -fire place. pnvacy
.fenced yard, $159.000. Call
Pelican Walk Real Estate at
850-646-4995.- 2t- 41, 14

FOR SALE BY OWNER -
38th Street, Mexico Beach.
New Beach side Townlhome.
3 bedrooms. 1 1/2 baths.
cera:uc tile. Berber carpet.
all new appliances. Gulf
View. lust steps to beach and
. City Pier. S195.000. Possible
owner financing. Call 850-
229-7827 or 770-479-0331.
uc 1 1.' 7

Lot 50x125 MOL. septic
tank, water mobile home.
sl-t lot oll Hwv. 98, gulf new.
S125.000. Call 850-647-
9214 ucl 1/7

Beautiful Bay Front Lot at
Treasure Bay. Gorgeous sun-
sets and fabulous palms.
Asking S205.000. Call 850-
229-9766 or 229-S211 ask
lor Riiss LUcI 1/7




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CAPE SAN BLAS 1st tier,
new 4 bedroom, 4 bath gulf
view, Peyton Yon, Realtor,
888-823-7407. 4tp 11/21.

MUST SELL: Roomy 2 bed-.
room, 2 bath, 7245 Hwy. 71
in White City. CH/A, c arportr.
large utility :r:om. outside
storage building, fenced yard
with above ground pool
Extra large lot with plenty of
roomr for adding on Now ask-,
ing $7.-,000 negotiable. Call
827-2552 after. 5:30 pm
Eastern or leave nessase.
t lc 11,'7

SELLING Your Home or
Lot?,Save time and money
with a web page at capesan
blasrealestate.com, the nat-
ural choice for real estate at
America:s #1 beach. On the
web at http://www.capesan
ablasrealestate.com 'or call
227-5197. tfcll/7

REALTORS Looking for a
cost eflfecUe .mUearns of pro-
irmotirg .,oir listings and"'
yourself? Ch :'k out capesan
blasrealestate com. the rtat-.
Liral choice for real estate at
Amenca's 1l Beach On the
web at http wwv caperan,
blasrealestate.com or call
227-5197. tfcl 1,7







The Cleaning Service/
Respite Care. Linda Mac-
Leod. back doing private
cleans; 4 openings left.
Ex-panrded t-o include hous-
esitung. fall clearing. shop-
ping. errands etc. 6' yrTs.
local e\peneince r -with rentals
& pr,\ate cleaning.
AcldiUoni-ally will do compan-
l iori care 15 \TS exp w ith
mental health & vc-catonal
renab References. 227-
7223. 4lc 1 1/21,'

CLAYTON CLEANING New
Construction. Residential.
Commercial. Licensed and
Insured. Call Lisa at 647-
6050. 5tp 11/21

ANeed your house cleaned,',
Hard working, honest &
dependable!! Can provide rel-
, erences. Call Enca at 227-
7S51 lea-e message., t'c Il 7

WALLPAPERING Old paper
en-,oed. --waUls pfep.red.-
new paper hung Reasoriable
rates Call Faux-Walls at
227-5197. Ul II/ 7


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PUBLIC NOTICE
On or about September 2004. the
FDOT will begin the rehabilitation of
S.R. 71 (5th Street / Cecil G. Costin
Boulevard) from SR 30 (US98) to the
end of the concrete pavement in Gulf
County, a distance of 0.415 miles. This
project Is expected to require 6 months
for construction with an estimated
completion date of March 2005. The
Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) will conduct an Informal public
Information meeting (open house) con-
cerning the transportation Improve-
ments for the above referenced project.
T ri n iTe.c'rir., lii -be.held on November
2I 20'2 'r.,n. r.: ,, p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
(Eastern time) at the City of, Port' St.
Joe Centennial Building, 2001
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NOTICE TO RECErVTE SEALED BIDS
S BID NO 0203 06 .
The Gulf County a.:.ari of County
*-:.:iTI ii,'r.:r i 'i r- :elv.-: bids from
i ;, -:.ri :.:-par, or corporation
interested In providing the following:
A pre-engineered building
with no sides and a 26-
gaidge gavalume roof. Roof
panels to match existing ,i'
panels. The pr, -.,r i, ,l.
64-foot' wide and '-.::.
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FlNovember 22. 2002 at 5-00 p.m..
E.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court. 1000 Cecil G. Coscin.
St. Blvd Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL
32456. and die bids will be opened
at this location on Monday.
November 25. 2002 at 10:00 a.m..
E.T. The public is invited to attend.
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FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO." 02 272
IN RE MARRIAGE OF
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Petitioner/Wife.
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AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO 02-70 CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF LEON CARLOS
DEES. Deceased
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-07
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Liqulid-aie.-il dTi",, .:f 5 '." per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered. -,
Specifications for each truck may be
obtained from the Clerk's Office. Gulf
Cour,., -,:u.rihu.-' 1000 Cecil G.
Costir, Sr Bh,-J F.--om 148, Port St.
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Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
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SEALED BID 'and include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids .will be received until Friday,
,'December 6, 2002 at 5:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at the Office of the'Clerk of
Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin.
4 Sr.,BlId., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this' location on Monday,
December 9, 2002 at 10:00 a.m..
E.S.T.' ,
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all -bids,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
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B., i-ei-r '. 6rr-.- chairman n
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PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
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f (850) 229-6460
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Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99


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DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
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850-227-1671


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


CARPE & UPHOLSTERY &') jj


PLUMBING & GLASS
WORK & SUPPLY


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Janitorial Service
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Pressure Steam Cleaning
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RAYMOND WILKERSON Service
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CLEANING

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Port St. Joe Call

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Liquid Chlorine
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Painting & Pressure Cleaning
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-06 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
227-2112
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p- Fax: 850-229-8976
We offer services from land clearing to
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Serving The Community Since 1976


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS


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44 ft. lift *Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580



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Helatingw & Cooling'


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


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Paint Contracting
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