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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 28, 2002
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Boy Scouts

Outings

Mexico Beach


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NeWS Pg. 4A

Law Enforcement Pg. 1l1A

Strawberry Beds :Pg. SB

Obituaries Pg. 6B

School News Pg. 28

Worship Choices Pg. 5B


Swifty Serve-


To Sell 500


Plus Sites
National Real Estate Clearing-
ho.use.(NRC) is coordinating the
'disposition of more than 500
convenience stores. service
stations and truck stops owned by
Swifty Serve Corporation of
Durham, NC. The stores, located
primarily in the southeastern part
of the United States. will be sold
.,through a sealed bid sale in a
buy one, some or all" format on'
Thursday. December 12.
Interested buyers can attend
any of the three How-To-Bid
Seminars conducted by NRC.
Locations include Atlanta. Fnday.
November 22 at the Westin Airport
Hotel. 47363 Best Road: Talla-
hassee. Saturday, November 2:3 at
the Radisson. 415 N. Monroe
Street: and New Orleans on
Sunday,. November 24 at the
Hilton PRi\erside Hotel. Two
'* Poydras Street. Seminars wvill
start at 10:00 a.m. sharp
Color sales brochures, along
with due diligence packages that
,, contairn- detailed inloimation-
dbout the stores, terms of the sale
and bidder's packages are now
S available for order from NRC at 1 -
800-747-3342 ext. 207 at a cost
of S35 per book plus shipping
Former convenience store
properties will be open for
inspection (except kiosks) on
December 3 and 4. Due to the
large number of sites. locations
-. ill be open for one hour each on
each date. No other inspection
times are available. Consult
showing schedule insert provided
with the sales brochure or page to
be posted on the nrcBid.com
website for specific showing times
See Swifty Serve on page 9A


WindMark Update

Photos & story pg. 8A

A Mother Shares

Photos & story pg. 5A


by Tinri Croft
When heavy lifting in the halls
of government is required, bring
in a heavy hitter.
That is essentially what the-
Gulf County Commission did
dunng a special meeting last
Friday. agreeing to retain a
Panama City lobbying firm for up
to SLx months to assist in the
effort to lift the Coastal Barrier
Resource Act (CB-RA) designation
from Cape San Bias and Indian
Pass.
The Commission agreed to
spend S5.000 a month to retain
the firm of Harnson. Rivard &
Zimmerman for the job. which
could span the marbled halls from
Tallahassee. to Atlanta to
Washington D.C.
The firm will seek to help
determine whether it is feasible
and doable to have the CBRA
designation on the Cape lifted
through administrative rule
change.
Local officials had long
operated under the belief that the
onl\ way to affect change in the
CBRA destination was through
legislative action. requiring the
assistance of Rep. Allen Boyd.
whose office has been receptive.
and Sen. Bob Graham. whose
office has been chilly to the issue.
particularly given the senator's
long-time support of CBRAs'
general mission.


However, in recent months.
local officials have received
information indicating that is
possible to amend the CBRA
designation and, or boundanes by
way of administrative rule change
Through the US. Fish and Wildlife
Service.
Michael Hammond of the
county building department told
commissioners that Harnson et
al.. would explore all available
options.
"If we can't get it done
administratively. we'll try to do it
legislatively." Hammond said.
For the S5,000 a month, plus
expenses for agreed-upon travel
and any litigation or hearings,
commissioners could hardly have
found a local firm with more
potent connections.
Firm president William
Harrison has a long-standing
close working relationship with
Gov. Jeb Bush dating to Bush's
first run lor governor in 1994.
He was also a key player in
the Flonda campaign of George W.
Bush in the race for president two
years ago.
Harnson is also a lobbyist for
The St. Joe Co.. and Bechtel. the
largest construction firm in the
world and which has spearheaded
the early phases of the proposed
relocation of the Bay County
International Airport.
Nevin Zimmerman. another


partner in the firm, was a long-
time county attorney in Bay
County and is an expert on land-
use issues.
Any fees the firm charges the :
county are 'a small price to pay
for what we are trying to do." said
couLnty, manager Don Butler.
A group of homeowners on
the Cape. calling themselves the
Gulf County Coastal Development
Association, has been working ,
with county staff for some time on
options aimed at lifting the CBRA.
The designation prohibits
homeowners inside the affected
boundary lines from securing
federally-backed flood insurance
on their homes.
Homeowners are thus tossed
to the vagaries of the private
market or forced to assume the
huge risks of forgoing insurance.
Residents outside the CBRA
boundary are eligible for federally-
backed flood insurance.
Those insurance issues have
been compounded in recent
weeks for homeowners on the
Cape and in Indian Pass after the
lone pnvate carrier offering flood
insurance in the Zip Code stopped
writing new policies.
The decision apparently does
not affect existing policies.
Though such an occurrence is
not entirely unprecedented., and
carners have filled the void in a


FHSAA Approves Rural



Plan for Foo tball Playoffs

23 rural schools have accepted new format


by Tim Croft
The Board of Directors of the
Florida High School Activities
Association approved on Monday
a proposal creating a separate
rural Class IA school champion
in football.
The vote was 11-2. according
to Ralph Rish. who joined the
board two months ago.


Santa 's Helpers
The City of Port St. Joe is getting in the holiday spirit as work-
men have erected christmas decorations throughout the downtown
area and highways leading into the city. Christmas on the Coast will
take place next weekend December 5-8. -See the special edition
, -inside,


"I think. as a general rule,
everybody was for the proposal."
Rish said by phone from the
organization's headquarters in '
Gainesville. ,
With the board's approval the
plan will now be implemented for
the 2003-2004 football seasons.
Under the two-year pilot
program. 23 rural schools,
including Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka. will be assigned to
one of the two regions in the Class
1 north bracket and divided into
four distncts.
Urban schools, such as North
Florida Chnstian in Tallahassee
and Trinity Christian in
Jacksontille. will be bracketed in
the other region. ,
After regular-season
competition, dominated by
district matchups, the rural
schools will face off during the
first three rounds of the state
playoffs to determine a regional,
or rural champion.
That champion ,will be ,
presented trophies honoring it as
"Class A North/South Rural
School Champion" and will then
move onto the state Class 1
playoff Final Four.
As noted by Commissioner
Robert Hughes in his packet ;of
information to Wthe FHSAA board,
the proposal, offered directly by
Hughes, has little impact and
avoids a potential train wreck in
the' FHSAA's classification
system.
(The 'proposal), will have no'
impact on Class A schools in
South Florida or on schools in any
other classification," Hughes
wrote to the boari-d. "It, however,
will keep 23 members of 'the
(Florida Independent Athletic
League) in the State Football'
series, eliminating any chance,
that their withdrawal would
negatively impact other
classifications."
The FIAL was formed in the
spring by administrators and
coaches at small rural,
overwhelmingly Northwest Florida
schools, who had grown tired of
feeling like. orphans under the
auspices of the FHSAA.
Those schools were fed up
with- what they perceived as unfair
.advantages enjoyed by small


generally urban private schools -
scholarships and other
inducements that allowed the
schools to transform themselves
in part into athletic "magnet
schools" and their ability to lure
athletes without regard to county.
state or even country borders.
Legislation that recrafted the
FHSAA several \years ago was seen
to only exacerbate the problem.
creating a perception that the
organization was beholden to
special interests. particularly
those of private schools.
Enter the FLkL. a creation of
those coaches and administrators
of small rural schools determined
to form their own league and bolt
the FHSAA playoffs starting next
season.
The FIAL had progressed. to
the point of electing officers,
drafting bylaws and drawing up
districts.
"They have taken this action
in response to their perception
-that the FHSAA is uninterested in
addressing their concerns relative
to schools located in urban
communities with .whom FIAL
members do not believe they can
compete." Hughes noted in his
comments to the FHSAA board;
Hughes met twice with
members of the FLAL and drafted,
his proposal, offering it the FIAL
schools as a. two-year pilot
program to afford FHSAA officials
time to try to find permanent
solutions.
Hughes added in his
comments, that he developed the
proposal, "with the goal of finding,
a solution that addresses these
schools' many legitimate
concerns.
"Please take note this is not a
public school versus private
school debate, but a rural/urban
issue. The coalition of rural
schools supporting this pilot
program for football includes both
public and private rural schools."
Earlier this fall,, the FIAL
schools unanimously approved
the plan, the caveat being passage
by the FHSAA board.
Once that hurdle was cleared,
as it was Monday, the FIAL
schools' agreed to dissolve the
See FHSAA on Page 11


relatively short time in previous
instances, this time homeowners
and realtors see a more menacing
environment brewing, making


their case for the most sensible
lasting solution: lifting the CBRA
See CBRA on page 4A'


IN THIS ISSUE


o. inin,1 toetlb r *
hbrougih t/eA
Constitut in
Citu Busie t rss "--i N
Association

Coutu Tourst

Development '
Co unci/ to .. .C.
,ak- th is
3rd -Annualy,
Christmas '
-on the of Te Sr a s o o

a o ost
memorable occasion.
Come out and see Santa Claus, a
parade with F/oats, Bands, Horses, Shrihers and more. Open
Hos.s, a boat "Parade o1 Lilhts" o,, St. Joseph] BaY. Car1.ial
Rides, Ent.ertainment. Arts & Crafts, and great bargains..

See the specoil 'Chri'stmas on the Coast edit on,
in th, s issue of The Star, and support the local
merchants who support !you.


Wewa Board Plans to Attend


.'Apalachicola River Meeting


by Tim Croft .
The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is soliciting input from
Gull and Franklin county
residents regarding the Corps'
work on t&ie Apalachicola River.
That was the message ,Alan
McNair, ,interim, director of the
county Economic Development
Council, .brought to. the
Wewahitchka City Commission
During its regular bi-monthly
meeting on Monday.
McNair had jfist returned
from a meeting of the Tn-Rivers,
Council. a group of stakeholders'
in. the river from Georgia,
Alabama. Florida and the federal
,government.
Another meeting is scheduled
for Dec. 5 in Columbus, Ga.
McNair said the Corps is
seeking comment from Gulf anid
Franklin cotiunties because the
voices from those areas have not
been heard much at the table over
the past five or six years as major
decisions concerning maintaining
the channel and water flows have
been debated.
"They are listening to any
complaints or comments
pertaining to -how they handle the'
flow of the Apalachicola River,"
McNair said.
McNair described the high-
wire balancing act the Corp. is
traversing.
There is the issue of river
flows and. permitting enough
water to sustain the needs of an
ever-sprawling Atlanta, agri-
culture in Southeast Alabama arid
Southwest Georgia and the lower
Apalachicola basin, particularly
its harvest of oysters.
Then there is maintenance of
the channel, which while
controversial, helps ensure that
the river continues to flow
through Gulf County and
Wewahitchka.
Suspension of that
maintenance could mean the river


courses in a different direction,
,say towards Sumatra.
"The rivers in this county is a
big income producer .. for
recreational purposes," McNair
said. "This (issue) is going to affect
the future of Gull" County.
'"There is a big gamble there ...
to eliminate dredging the course
of the river could change."
Finally, there is barge traffic
and the dredging and other
methods the Corps is employing
to ensure sufficient flow in the
river to support barge traffic,
which has all but evaporated in
the last half dozen years or so.
: As Wewahitchka city
commissioner Philip Gaskin
noted, "When we had barge traffic
we had plenty of water."
And City Manager Don
Minchew said the impulse by
some community advocates to try
and put a halt to the dredging was
misguided.
"The knee jerk reaction was to
stop the dredging, but dredging
was not the problem," Minchew
said. "We need that dredging to
maintain the channel.. The whole
focus ... should be the spoil."
Distribution of the spoil,
which has. created veritable
mountains of sand along the
banks of the river, is' the key
issue, Minchew emphasized.
After lengthy and spirited
discussion, it was decided that
Gaskin and Minchew would try to
attend the Dec. 5 Tri-Rivers
meeting with full support of the
Commission.
"This. is a meeting to
accomplish something that is
critical," McNair said.
In other business:
The Commission approved a
resolution setting 5 p.m. CT on
Saturday, Dec. 21 for the start of
the annual Christmas Paratde.
See River on Page 6A


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY; NOVEMBER 28, 2002


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY Hunker Down W i th Kes by Kesley Colbert
COLUMN


More Than I Deserve!


It's the Holidays-



Trade Fear for



Kindness

I received an e-mail from the public information office of
the Muscular Dystrophy Association containing a message
written by 12-year-old Mattie Stepanek.
Mattie is MDA's national goodwill ambassador as well as
being a best-selling poet. He delivered a simple message with
great impact about kindness and I would like to pass it on:
This holiday season, do a random act of kindness.
Think to yourself, "You know what? I feel like doing
something nice for someone." and then just do it!
Maybe you could walk up and give somebody a hug.
Or you could go somewhere you've been invited, even if
you don't want to go. You could take time to notice the
little things that someone does and tell them how much
you appreciate their effort.
You could give a dollar to a needy'.person or a good
cause. You could bake cookies and take them to a lone-
ly neighbor. You don't have to save the world. just comn-
/' mit one little act of kindness!
There's something wonderfully human that comes
from giving and helping others. You've probably felt it-
that full feeling that swells your heart and makes you
feel warm and strong and peaceful.
And you know what? That full-heart feeling doesn't
go away. It lasts a long time. It's solid and real.
Americans are some of the most generous. giving
people in the world. I've seen this for myself, traveling
across the country in the past year. I feel proud to be a
citizen of a country that cares so much for others.
But I've also seen something else-that fear can
make people shut down and back away from giving.
Things like corporate scandals and terrorism and talk
of war ano the economy make people afraid. and then
* they pull back to protect themselves.
Many charities are hurting now because people
aren't giving as much' as they used to. People who need
help aren't getting it. and that's a terrible thing in a
country a's blessed as ours.
'" It's patriotic to help-others. America is the country.'
of goodwill, tolerance and peace. Let's truly' live up to
that image. so we all can have a better future.
This time of year. don't let fear mess up .your holi-
days. Reach out and give to others in many' acts of
kindness. That full-heart feeling will be one of the best
presents you'll ever receive.
It's obvious that Mattie's illness has forced him to under-
'-stand life at a level many people numerous years his elder
struggle to comprehend or just fail to live up to. This message
, certainly serves as a timely reminder for us during this holiday
season.


I am thankful body piercing is
optional,.
I am thankful for long memo-
ries and short excuses. For honest
folks. For country roots. A winding
path-and time to explore. Trees


that catch the wind. And cool days
after a long, hot summer.
I'm thankful for kids that
smile when they see me and call
out "!-i,'ya Mr. Res.'
I'm thankful for indoor plumb-
ing. Soap that floats. Safety razors.
Bott..d milk. Shock resistant
watches. Automatic transmis-
sions. Self-rising flour. And color
cartoons.
I'm thankful for Paul Revere.
Benjarmn Franklin. Thomas Jef-
ferson. Nathan Hale. And for that


guy who stood up and said. 'Give
me liberty or give me death.' and
for a fledgling nation that took him
senously.
Im thankful for a potato
famine in Ireland that turned my
great-great-great granddaddy to
thoughts of a 'boat nde' and a
fresh beginning.
I'm thankful for erasers. And
'how to"' books. The Discovery
Channel. Older men who impart.
Dictionares. Will Rogers s sayings.
And time to reflect.


I am thankful for days of run-
ning through hay fields. Riding
bareback. Swinging Tarzan style
across the big ditch on a makeshift
rope. Playing cowboy and Indians
with BB guns. Rolling down the
highest hill in town inside an old
used tire. Di lng off the overhang
into the cold, waters of Sugar
Creek. Walking the cable across
Rutterman s gorge. Racing tractor-
down the clay pit road:...Arid I'm
most thankful that I don't have to
do any of them ever again!
I am thankful for a Father and
Mother who insisted on "yes. sir"
and no. ma'amrn.' For growing up
vnth rules that were simple and
easy to understand. For a home
that was safe. For a fire that was
warm. Meals that were hot. Con-
versation that inspired. And love
that was real.
I'm thankful for baseball. The
crack of the bat.; A graceful sbde
into second. An over the shoulder
catch. Four foul balls and your
out! \Vinning in the bottom of the
ninth. Flannel uniforms. New Era
caps. And hope that spnngs eter-
nal...
I am thankful for the person
who gave my wife the lasagna
recipe. And that chicken pot pie
night only comes once in a blue
moon!
I m thankful for Randolph
Scott. Lash LaRue. Hoppy. Gene
and Roy. 'Gabby' Hayes. Rowdy
Yates. W\\hip Wilson. And the Duke!
They taught me phrases like reach
for the sky. hogtie. running iron.
bite the dust. saddle up. ride the
nver....and prnciples about right
and fair and good and just.
I am thankful for church pic-
nics. With lone tables. And wide
side boards.
I m thankful for Mary Ann
Jackson who made me memoinze
my first poem. And Arlie Chuck
Bern who turned me loose in the
science lab. And Coach Majors
who taught me to get tup. And Miss
Spolly who s favorite expression
in senior English was 'you boys
are never going to amount to any-
thine ....and then spei.i her entire
hf hie seeing-that we-did I. *-1
I arr, thankful for a day with-
out junk mail or a cdll from Judy
at Time-Life.
I m thankful for a 3-wood shot
that flies over the water and lands
on the green. For big trucks on the
interstate that give you lots .ol
room. For socks that 'stay up". For'
faucets that don't dnp; And hum-
canes that turn away. :
I am thankful for sons in their
twenties who still say, I lo\e you,
daddy.' .' 1
I'm thankful for fast food
restaurants when I'm in a hurry.
And the old fashioned, sitdo"vn
kind when I'm not!
I am thankful for parents that
make their children mind. For
children that don t whine. For ado-
lescents who show respect. For
middle-agers who stay the course.
For golden-agers still open to
change. 1
I'm thankful for Loretta Lynn.
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


Enjoy Some Home Cooking and See the "Foks"


TOD Y IS THANKSGIVING,
as if you didn't know it already!
SWe're supposed to be thank-
'ful on this day. Most of us rack
our brains. tr.-ng to think of irdit-
vidual things to be thankful for
and overlook the obvious: we
should be' thankful that we can'
still think! That we sull have a,
S modicum of good health left 5
that we're still capable of taking ao
little nourishment, every once in
a while.
There's any number of things
to.be tharikful for.
But, let's, not, be selfish with
our thanks. There's more than
enough to go around.
For instance: I remember. not
too many. Thanksgiviigs ago,. I
; used -to look forward to .Thanks-
giving, because it meant that I
was going to go ,hunting in. the
morning. It never failed.; went
regularly every Thanks-giving.
'In later years after the kids
were grown, Frenchie and I used,
to go to the mountains every


Thanksgiving. We'd go to Pigeon
Forge, when Pigeon Forge was
just a village, and go to a new
place called "Dollvwood" to spend
Thanksgiving.
S.Oneyear, we went, across the
state to 'Asheville, visiting the
"Biltmore House". :

THIS YEAR, I'M going to
make a "bee-Line" from my bed/to
my recliner and watch the Qhrist-
mas Day parades on television!
My idea of excitement has
changed with the years.
The only, "hunting" I'm likely
to do, is hunt for my heanng aids
after I get up, so I can hear the
TV!


I probably won t even read,
Thanksgi\ing Day.
It's a day off!
I m'going to just "lay around"
and enjoy it!
One of my kids has asked
F- renchie and I over to dinner, so;
that's covered ,
I d6nit even have to wash
dishes!. .
1 feel sorry-just a little
bit-for those people who have to
"work ,around" Thanksgiving. I
used to have it to do; and let me
tell you, it isn't any fun .
i Remember one Thanks-giv-
Sing, I, had worked nearly the
entire. night before Thanksgiving,
so I could take the day off. The


next morning. I woke up with a-!
nice case of the "flu" which lasted
the entire weekend.
It was the only time in my life
that I had the "'lflu".

AS I WAS SITTING down to:
begin this week's column, Gan-,
non Buzzett walked in to visit
with me.
Gannon has had his share of.
ill health this year, but you can
expect it when you get to be our
age. ,
Funny, I was watching the
"History, Channel" just a day or
rwo prior. and. they featured the;.
hardships suffered by our troops
during "The Battle of the Bulge"
during World War II. a t ,
Gannoni was in that *battle,
'you know. As was Nolan Tre-
glown and several other menI
: 1 used, to sif near them. at
SKiwanis Club and listen to them
recall their hardships from. the
,freezing cold, endured during
that battle. .


That was "camping out" the
hard way .
It happened about'this unte
of the year. too.

.I GOT A COPY. OF several
columns this week from my old.
pen pal "crazy" Bob Steinrmletz
from down in Boynton Beach.
Bob has taken a trip back to
his "roots" in Kansas and he's
writing to the equivalent of Frank
Pate, asking" him to sponsor -the
naming of a short stretch of road
after him.
t In spite of his laying a claim
to. fame-and stretch of road--by
his antics as a teenager, I have
the feeling he is barking up. the`.-
wrong tree! '
"Okaloosa" is the name of his
home town. He might have a bet-*
ter chance getting a street in
Okaloos'a. County, Florida, than
he has at changing the name of a
street he lived on 50 years ago. ,-
I'm going to have to sit down
and write Bob a line or two, some-


time. He's regular with his corr6-
spondence to me, but I have not
reciprocated:
I ought to be ashamed!
I have river written letters.
except to my wife, before we were
married. She should treasure
those, but, I'll bet she no longer
has them.

WELL, I HAVE FILLED up
this space for this holiday. If you
,planned to take a trip, go ahead
and enjoy'yourself; take a trip to
grandma's and get away from" it
all for a short-time. ,
Grandma will enjoy it, you'll
get to enjoy, some home cooking
and see the "folks" once more.
You know, time is fleeting on
by and they-or you--might not
* be available for many morret visits
... Especially," Thanksgiving vis-
its!


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by Tim Croft
An Alabama man suspected of
robbing the Capital City Bank in
Port St. Joe last. week remains at
large. -
Authorities tracked the
-movements of Alvin Lee McCary,
from Clanton, Ala., over the two
days immediately following last
Tuesday's. robbery but have lost
the scent since and were unsure
at press time exactly where
McCary was, according to the Gulf
. County Sheriffs Office.
McCary has gotten a haircut,
a new vehicle and, incredibly, a
new driver's license, but has
remained elusive despite the-
efforts of law enforcement in
several counties and two states.
McCary is alleged to .have
entered the Capital City .branch
about 10:30 a.m. last Tuesday,
approached a teller., made threats
and demanded money.
According to police reports,
he made off with $3,500-$4,000
in what is believed the only bank
robbery ever in the county, or at,
least as far as people can
remember. -
Authorities were able to track
down the getaway vehicle, 'an
older dark Ford Thunderbird,
Tuesday night on the Cape and
got a tip the whereabouts of,
McCary, a construction worker
down here on a job, as well as


Kesley
Continued from Page 2A
Gene Watson. And Lester Flatt and
S. Earl Scruggs.
a" I am thankful for a little broth-
erwho spent a year in the jungles
'of Viet Nam on my behalf. And
SYOURS! I'm thankful for those six:
men who' raised our flag on Iwo
Jima. And the one hundred and.
eighty who stood to defend the,
Alamo. And the countless thou-
sands left lying face down on the
common green in Lexington or on
a beach in Normandy or a hillside
in Northern Italy or the frozen tun-
dra of Korea
S' I am thankful for short ser-
mons. And people who lead by%
example.
I'm thankful for rain when it's
gentle. Flowers when they spring
up spontaneously. Birds that
share their good news. Sunshine
when it s not right in my eyes. And


another worker who was with
him.
That worker, James Webb,
was picked up last week in
Panama City Beach and provided
authorities with additional details
of McCary's travels.
According to the GCSO,
McCary and Webb went to work in
Apalachicola briefly after the
robbery before hailing a cab to
Panama City.
They hailed another cab there
and went,to Panama City Beach,
where they partied the day and
night away.
McCary holed up at the'
Diplomat Motel, while Webb hid in.
the bushes and bolted from
McCary's side as soon as possible.
Authorities determined Webb
was not a participant in the
robbery, and once. he became
aware wanted nothing to do with
McCary.
He has been cooperating ,ith
authorities.
On1 Wednesday afternoon
McCary got a haircut and then
went to the Division of Motor
Vehicles on Panama City Beach
anrid got a new driver's license.
. According to the GCSO, the
computer system for new driver's
Licenses does not connect to the
national or' state criminal
information clearinghouses.
So, even though a police


books with happy endings.
1 am thankful for a wife who
lets me write anything I want to.
Who raised two boys (ok, five or six
boys) with a patience that would
have astounded Job. Who fills our
house with an inexhaustible sup-
ply of love. Who might have been
right about the mustard stains on
the ceiling.... Who said 'for better,
or worse' and meant it!
I'm thankful for the smell of
roasting peanuts. A dog that never
criticizes. Neighbors who don t
meddle. Uninterrupted walks
down shaded paths. And fights
that don't happen.
I am thankful for that quiet
moment right before bedtime
when I pause to speak to God-to
ponder the day. to think of my
sons. to give a nod to my brothers,
to honor my Mother, to remember
my friends,. to cherish life... to give
thanks....
We are truly a blessed nation!
Happy Thanksgiving to youL!
Respectfully.
Kes


officer stopping McCary on the
street afterwards could have run,
his license and determined he was
wanted, employees at the driver's
licence bureau had no such
information in front of them.
The next day, McCary
purchased a 1977 Chevy van,
faded blue with a four-inch stripe
from a man at a motel on Panama
City Pr-'ch and from there
authorities have lost his tracks.
Authorities in Clanton, Ala.,
where some of McCary's family
lives, and. in \Walton County',
where additional members ,of his"
family reside, are involved, but as.
yet McCary has not, contacted
relatives'.
McCary., who wap born in
1966, 'has a 'criminal record.
including. at least two previous

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Anyone with any information
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festivities will commence at 6:00
p.m. CT, arid include the arrival of
Santa Claus.. signing of Chrstmas
carols, hot apple cider. cookies
and the official tree lighting.
All are encouraged to attend
arid bring in the holiday season
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Karl Bowen, Knights of Columbus; Jerry Stokoe, Gulf County Senior Citizens. chairman of the event
John Hendry of Arvida; and Willie Ramsey, of The Star present checks to start contributions to the annu
al "Christmas for Kids and Elders' program, now in its third year. This year the program has been expand
e'd to include elderly adults. See accompanying story in the 'Christmas on the Coast" edition inserted
in this week's Star.


CBRA
designation.
Without flood insurance, the
odds of securing a mortgage for
,new construction .are akin to
hitting the lottery .
The current climate, in which
there is no carrier, for flood
insurance on the horizonn, ha's
'thrown new home building on the
Cape into chaos.
Home closings and deals are
'in limbo and ne'w-home building
could soon all but cease across
the Cape and Pass.
"It's going to hurt contractors
of-all types."'Hamm6nd said.
Property values could slip and'
prospective homeowners could be
left in the lurch or, more .
importantly, looking elewhere.
"It's a huge issue. said Roger
Bradley of Beach Realty.
Two weeks ago Bradley was
able to'close a deal iater sec unng
flood insurance through a pnmate
carrier. ,'- '. .. :
{ However, that polio. l' handled
by Flonrida Homeowners Insurance
out of Manatee. is pending final
approval.by the insurance earner
and there is no promise that
Florid'a Homeowners w\ill vr te
additionall policies
A 'A spokeswoman with the
company said the firm, v. which acts
las an insurance broker, a kind of
travel. agent ria\iatirng the
'insurance-maze to find clients the
best policies at the best prices. s :
taking a wait-and- ee' attitude on
future flood insurance poli, es in
Gulf County.
"We're wondn nri, v. li-at'"s going
on." said the spokesw-oman.
'adding that the number of calls
from Gulf County since handling
the policy for Beach Realty have
'raised "red flags" in the company.
S "Why were.we aJlowved to write
that 'one? We:don' t understand
why companies are not w\1tiIng
there. We don't know v.why (ne\'.
policies) are being rejected So we
.are .rejecting them until we find-
out more information "
As for the policy w. nttri- for


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Beach Realty. she -.aid the ,30-day
window for the earner to reject the
policy remains open for about t0vo
weeks. .
"We're not really sure if that'
will be rejected or 'no:t," she said.
The general unctrtainty hasi
realtors like Bradley on ega shells.
-I'm worried about miy
income. but also about the
county S tax base." Bradley said.
Indeed. since the closing of
the paper mill. the county's
coffers have recemied ballast frmn
a surge in property values, a
significant porUion of which can be
traced to development taking
place on the Cape and Pass.
If such development stops. or
even slows precipitously. the
ripple effect impacting tbax
revenues. lot jobs. etc, could be
widespread and a drag on county
growth

Strike For(

Up Florida


rom Page 1
"There is'a bigger picture I
this than just Cape Sari BIas an
Indian Pa s. said Couil
Conmmissioner Billy Traylor.
Ron Morrow. president of tlt
GCCD Associatmon. said his grou
sutimates that as many as 3C
construction arid associated lot
could be at stake. not to meIrnti:
the loss in property tax dollars.
"For the econonouc well beir
of the count,. for us to mo,
tonrward. this is a big i-suee
Morrov. said.
He added that his groL
intends to spend at least as mu(
as the county in efforts.. incl di
mailouts-. advertising ,and dire
lobbvinu. to: assist in the ellort
remove the CBRA designation.
"This is a very importai
issue," said County Commissic
Charmanr Jerry Barnes. "We nei
everybody's support.1'


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Law enforcement agencies
from along the Highway 98
corndor are teaiuing up to enfpree
safety belt and other traffic laws
.over the highly- tra'. eled Thanks-
gi\ing holiday weekend. Officers
from across the Panhandle
gathered in Ft. \\alton to
announce their participation in
the Buckle Up Florida' Thanks-
aiving Safety Belt Enforcement
V a v e. '
The enforcement w.ae will be
held through Sunday December
1. During this period of strict
enforcement, those who do not
comply with Flonda s saJety bell
laws will be ticketed.
According to a spokesman.
the purpose of the additional
traffic patrols is riot to wnte large
numbers of tickets. \VWe are not
here to see how many tickets we
can wnte." he said. Operation
Strike Force 98 and the Buckle
Up Florida efforts are designed to
prevent fatalities. Safety belts
Save lives every day. but only if,
they are vworn. and we ha\e speed
limits and DUI laws for a reason.
We ha\e to continue to rerrund
people about Flonda's traffic laws.
arid the threat of getting a ticket is
an effective way to get them to
comply. \\We don't care about ticket
numbers; we are trying to save
lives."
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ie The Star 1209-211 Reid Avenue)
P ior kids to mail those all
)0 important wishful letters-and
s' no."s the time to get started
n writing yours!
.The letters will be sent to
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all correspondence which
contains a self-addressed
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Ap then be forwarded to The Star for-
g .printing in pur Chnstmas issue
g t(December 19th).
Lo .The deadline for mailing
Santa letters to rece. c a reply:
nt from the jolly old gentlemann will
on ,be 5:00 p.m. on M1\onday.
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SENIOR CITIZENS

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CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 and older a
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Mexico Beach's Last

"Music on Thursday",


Bed Tax $$ Jump
by Tim Croft to the prior year's total .of
Mexico', Beach will hold the $141,990.83.
last of four "Musicon Thursdays" The lone month in which the
celebrations during the month of numbers slipped from the
November from 7-9 p.m. CT on previous year was October 2001,
Thanksgiving night. in the immediate aftermath of the
Tombstone,, a Southern rock' 9-11 terrorist attacks.'
and country band, will perform at
Sunset Park adjacent of the El Impressvely the ity a
Governor Motel. double-digit' *gains' in,. Nov, e mber.
Governor MotelDecember and this past
The concert is free; :annr your. September, so-called shoulder
chair, a blanket some months in the tounsm business
refreshments, any hol.ida- in Northwest Flonda
leftovers and shake your stuffing.. .
Last December's increase was
SSuch events c-i tbe counted 28 32 percent, while this past
arrmhne the re hn's't ieoted September's was 21.46, robust
Beac had a reord attr increases for non-seasonal
toLirim \car a measiIred bv-bed' months
,tax receipts. Other "shoulder" months.
tax receipts. tossing a-ide October 2001,
With the 2001-2002 year produced solid gains.
officially closed and counted, 'tie It is north noting that the c(:itv
city realized ; a jump of 6.977 daw a decline in bed tax dollars in
peri-ent in: bed 'taxes over the three non-seasonal months
previous year, or 61151.892.28 in during the'12000-2001 ',ear and
the ear r',icirtb ended compared tepid gain' in the other "shoulder"
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'A Thankful Mother Shares


Somd 36 years ago, Dottie
White of Port St. Joe had plenty to'
be thankful about.
As 1966 drew to a close her
son, Marine Cpl. Michael T. White,
liad, just survived a harrowing
experience in Vietnam and dis-


played the "exceptional courage;
professional skill and loyal devo-
tion" that earned him a Bronze
Star.
Cpl. White was the crew chief
on a helicopter assigned to evacu-
ate three wounded soldiers ,froni
an insecure landing zone on Oct.


12, 1966.
As enemy gunners fired on
the wounded men's unit as the
chopper landed, one man was
brought aboard before the other
marines were pinned down by fire
25 yards from the chopper.
White dashed across the
landing zone amidst enemy mor-
tar fire and assisted the remain-
ing casualties onto the aircraft,
then opened fire with his M-60
machine gun as the chopper lifted
_ Ff


"His heroic actions undoubt-
edly helped save the lives of the
seriously wounded marines."
White's Bronze Star citation read
in part.

Life Management
? Center Awarded
%! Accreditation
The Commission on Accredit-
'':, action of Rehabilitation Facilities
.__, (CARF) announced that Life
Management Center of NW FL.
S Inc. has been accredited for a
-,-... period for three years for its
integrated mental health and
alcohol and other drugs/ addic-
tions programs.
Accredited programs and
services are offered to adults.
adolescents, and children in each
of the following areas: case


management/services coordina-
tion, crisis intervention, commun-
ity based rehabilitation, crisis
intervention, detoxification and
inpatient treatment.
The latest accreditation is the
third, consecutive three-year
accreditation outcome that the
international accrediting commis-
sion has awarded to Life
Management Center.


This accreditation outcome
represents the highest level of
accreditation that can be awarded
to an organization and shows the
organization's substantial con,
formance to the standards estab-
lhshed by CARF. An organization
receiving a three-year accredit-
ation, has put itself through a
rigorous peer review process and
has demonstrated to a team of
surveyors during an on-site visit


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that its programs and services are
of the highest quality, measur-
able,: and accountable.
Life Management Center of
'NW FL, Inc. is a nonprofit
corporation with offices at 525 E
15th Street, Panama City. It has
been providing ,'services in
Panama City since 1954. Services
are now offered in Port St. Joe,
C hipley, Bonifay, Blountstown,
Vernon and Marianna.


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Savings Available

Paul's B-B-Q will be at ACE Hardware on the
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ST. JOE ACE HARDWARE
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Thank you,


JERRY BARNES
Chairman


Carmen McLemore
Comm Disi I


Nal-ian Peters
Comm. Dist. 4


Carl Fo..
. Comm Dis.. 3









Billy Tra Ior
Comrm. Dist. 2


All members of SGCTA are reminded that our
semi-annual general membership meeting and election
of officers will be held this Saturday, November 30
beginning at 10:30 at Beachcombers Restaurant on
Cape San Blas Road.
For current info on important issues, be sure to log
on to http.//www.sgcta.com Questions? E-mail them
to info@sgcta.com ..


Comlmis sioners.


The South Gulf County Taxpayers Association (SGCTA) thanks and
applauds the Board of County Commissioners for their progressive
actions in addressing the critical issue of flood insurance for the areas
of the county affected by the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA).
In a special :meeting held Friday, November 22, the commissioners
voted 4-0 to approve allocating funds to hire a professional consultant
to represent the county on this critical' issue. With their actions, the
commissioners are investing in strengthening Gulf County's economic
future by taking the first step towards saving several hundred well-
paying jobs as well as preserving significant portion of the county's
ad valorem tax base.


Removing the CBRA designation will be a long, drawn out, and
expensive process and will require the support of all Gulf County
citizens for the commissioners to succeed. Affected property owners
will be assisting county officials with their financial support of the
Gulf County Coastal Development Association (GCCDA) which will
be mailing fund raising requests to CBRA impacted owners. GCCDA
hopes to raise the additional funds the commissioners and county
officials will need to fund travel to Washington, D.C. and to hire
essential consultants and advisorsI Again, we thank you for your
support. We are proud to call Gulf County home.


Sincerely,
SGCTA Board of Directors


HURRY IN! THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING


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Wewa commissioners plan to add their input on the Apalachicola River future.'


New Forage Blend Intended


to Improve Wildlife Habitat


By: Chuck Woods (352) 392-
1773.x 281
For.nature lovers and hunters
who invest,in forages to improve
wildlife habitats, especially during
winter months, University of
Florida researchers say it's a case
of buyer beware .,
"Not every forage crop grows
well in every climate," said Ann.
Blount, an assistant professor of
agronomy with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Unfortunately, some manufac-
turers of these products overlook
this fact and sell the same prod-
uct in every market. .
"Some fora es \\ill not tolerate
local growing ,conditions in the
southern Coastal Plain.'
With deer season looming
throughout the Southeast, Blount
and Steve Olson, .a professor of,
horticultural sciences, 'and other
UF facuIlty are monitoring about
,20 commercial cool-season forage
blends planted in locations
around Florida and Georgia to,
evaluate their yield, quality and
cost per acre. Hunters and ;other
wildlife enthusiasts use the
blends to grow food for animals
:during winter months.
For comparison, they have
,also planted mixtures of forage
grasses and legumes developed by'
UF, Auburn. University, the
University .of Gebrgia .and,
Louisiana State University.
Because the varieties were devel-
oped specificaJly for southern
CoastaJ Plain growing conditions.
they perform better here,. Blount
said., ,


Brownies clean beach.

Girl Scouts, Brownies
Take Part in Make a
Difference Day
Girl Scout Junior Troop 242
and.. Brownie Troop 529
participated in Make a Difference
Da\. with other Girl Scouts across
the nation.
Locally.i the girls picked up
trash .at Salinas Park Girls
present were Angela Canington.
Cheyenne Chehardy, Brittany
King, Heather King. Krystal
Keigans, Jenny lMiles. and Junior
*leader Tammy Canington. Not
pictured are assistant leader Amy
Canington and Brownie leader
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captured the market on "unique dining".
The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
mention Great Food). This is a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
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Blount, along with UF agron-
omy professors Ken Quesenberry,
Ron Barnett and Gordon .Prine,.
have recommended recipes for
wildlife that can be assembled,
with adapted varieties available at
many feed stores. The blends
should be suitable for the light.,
sandy soils throughout the
Southeast. "There isn t much.
hard data on these subjects, arid,'
we'd like to generate some
because there s plenty of public
interest," Quesenberry said. ,"Ourz
county extension agents' get,
inquiries all the time from
hunters who want to know which
forages perform best in Florida.
We've. also been contacted by the
private sector for advice on rec-
ommendinr suitable cultriars.",
In future trials. UF,
researchers will seek data: on'the'
nutritional value and "appetite
appeal of the blends,. he said.
Pennington Seed. the world's
largest producer of wildlife forages.
that markets blends developed for
soil and climate conditions in dif-
ferent states, has added southern
states to their list. said .John
'C.irpenter. national sales man-
ager of forage and wildlife prod-
ucts in Madison. Ga. We depend
on return business. so we want to
make sure our products really
meet customer needs. he said.
This fall. the firm is i orkine with
the UF forage breeders to market
"Supreme Southeastern MiI t ure.
a blend of recommended cultivars
for the lower South.' The blend
should be available throughout
the state. Contact Pennington
Seed. at. 1- S00-25-SEED foib a
dealer near you.
"The components of the blend
have been very successful under
the harsh southern climate and
are well-adapted to the region.'
Carpenter said. "There is a good
track record on each of these
components from regional variety
testing programs and published
university variety trials The
blends of these cultivars have also
been evaluated under different
management practices and soil
conditions.'
While the commercial mixture
is new to the market. hunters
have been blending their o\wn
mixtures based on university rec-
ommendations. In cooperation
with UiF researchers. employees of,
Neal Land and Timber .near
Blountstown. Fla.. are using the
four-way blend on a 20.000-acre
tract the company maintains.


-.aid Emory Godwin, wildlife man-
auement officer. '
We've tried other forages
before, but this one has gotten the
most response from wildlife.
Godwin said. We 11 keep using it.
Blount said the commercial-
ization of the blend takes the
work out of locating the recofi-
mended varieties, and includes -
pre-inoculated closer seed. Most
clover seed is not inoculated.
which is often a drawback for:
those \\ho want to make the nmx .
from -scratch. Also. seed type.,
composition and germination are
known factors in the blend, she
said.
Ideally, forages should .be,
palatable to wildlife but not irre-
sistible, said Donald Lee Francis,
an area wildlife bioloeistI with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Consernation Commission.
Francis is based at Joe Budd
\\Wildlife Manaeement Area. -
10,500-acre state-managed tract
in Gadsden County that includes
;0 acres of cool-season forage and
Also hosts UF forage trials.
You don t %want to plant
something that's so.delicious it's
like putting out a bowl of ice
cream, Francis said. 'If that hap-
pens. the deer will. completely' '
obliterate it right a\ ay. You want
forage that will supplement their
natural diet when they need it '
Olson said UF blends :are-,,
used to establish both "nutritional
plots' that support long-term
herd health and 'attractant plots"
meant to bring animals to specific
.. reas.
"in the last few %years. hunt~irs
ha\e become more interested in
ways to improve wildlife habitat.
and establishing nutrition plots s
one way to do. it," Olson said.
Animals get most of the benefits
from these cool-season forages
.after, hunting season ends, so it
represents an investment." ,-
UF researchers also'; are
studying warm-season forages.
which are plantecl in spring or '
early summer to produce high-
quality forage dunng the summer-
anId .benefit hunters when dee -
Sseasons open in the fall. The
wildlife forage research is part of
the North Flonda Forage Proaram.
a cooperative effort between UF
and the surrounding states that
work in forage breeding to develop
better cattle lorages.


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The two-hour parade will
begin at S.R. 71 and River Road
before snaking through town.
Commissioners received an
update on the nearly-coiplete
public library,. Construction crews
should finish the Iloors and
plumbing fixtures by sometime
next week.
The sewer line should be in
place soon as well as the natural
gas line.
The state also approved the
second pa ymenrt. for 876.000 on
the state's share of the cot olf the
library. That check should be in
the city's hands soon.
T* he Comrrusion approved
donating S.300 to the
\ewahitchka High School Project
Graduatilon.
Agreed to allow the
Wewahitchka \arsity baseball
team to use Lake .-ice Park for a
fundraiser to raise money to send
players to a baseball camp at
Florida State and to buy new
uniforms and equipment.
The city will sian on as co-
sponsor of the eent


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family and love.

And while your electric cooperative can help
make this season a little brighter, a little warmer,
a little more magical, we know the most
important light is, the one you keep in your heart.

From where we stand, that's the most powerful
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2003 EQIP Sign-up
The 2003 Environmental
Quality Incentives Program (EQiP)
sign-up is effective and will end
on January 15, 2003. EQIP is an


agricultural. cost-share program
that is used to solve conservation
and environmental concerns
relating to agriculture. Applica-
tions will be ranked according to
priorities for funding. For more


information call USDA-FSA at
(850) 674-8388, ext. 100 'or
USDA-NRCS at (850) 674-8271,
)ext. 3.


Joy Dale Johnson has moved her stitchery and embroidery business downtown on Reid Avenue. Her
new store is located next to Radio Shack. A number of people braved the rain last week to participate in
an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Shown from left are Sandra Chafin, Executive Director Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce, Amber Eldridge, Raymond Lawrence, .Edwena Lawrence, Billy Johnson, Joy Dale
and Elaine Vereen. In the background are Mike Leonard and Tonya Nixon of The Bank.


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beautiful ornaments for the tree, and gifts for
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 2002


WindMark Is Breezing Along


by Tim Croft
A rocky economy or change of
seasons has done little to take the
breeze out of the sails of
WindMark Beach.
Roughly a. year to the date
that ground was broken, Phase I
has steadily sold and the beach
club and model home should be
completed in early spring.
Meanwhile the development of
regional impact (DRI) process for
the considerably larger Phase II is
scheduled to be brought forward
sometime in January.
With care and meticulous'
attention to detail, Arvida, a
division of The St. Joe Co., has
created a community which folks
from around the country
apparently want to be a part of.
And all against a backdrop of
a flagging economy. .
"We weren't sure what was
going to happen with the
economy," .said John" Hendry,
Arvida's project general manager
for Gulf County. "We had
confidence in the product,. but
weren't sure what the economy
would do. We've been pleased that
demand has been steady., and all
the way through the year. ,
"We are all surprised by how
fast WindMark has gotten .off the
ground. The other thing is how
fast the prices have risen."
The stock market' should- be
so lucky..,
Beachfront lots that started at
$380.000 are now fetching
$750.000. nearly double.
In part, that is due to: the
marketing strategy- of Arvida. By
putting lots on the market in a
staggered procession say 25.
then another 25 when the first are
sold the company can steadily
move the price up. enhancing its
investment, and the investments
of property owners who' watch as
property values around them
spike up.
"Every time we've released
lots we've ratcheted up the pnce
and we've had interest." -Hendry,
said.
SFrom all across the country,.
though the bulk of buyers have
been, from .the-- Southeast.
particularly Georgia and
Alabama.
But buyers have also come
from as far away as Holland.
England and Connecticut, as well
as Te.4k'.and California..
Somewhat surprisingly, a
number of buyers have been close


to home, Panama City,
Apalachicola and Port St. Joe.
"I am surprised, but I'm
pleased," Hendry said. "Many of
those purchased at the beginning.
They said they wanted to be in on
the ground floor of something they
thought was a quality product.
They knew what.they were doing."
And from 20 contracts ready
to close last November, the
company has since closed on'


permits and construct piers by
law there could have been one
dock every 100 feet, or some 32
individual docks the company
prohibited owners from building
piers.
"The beach quite literally
'would have been different to walk
on and nobody could have (done
anything about it)," Hendry said.
. Arvida constructed three long
piers, ensuring a 15-foot passage


"We are not going to stop the
people from walking on the beach.
That has never been our
intention."
But the secret to conflict is
learning lessons, and Hendry said
the. company has' taken the
lessons of Phase I and applied
them to Phase II.
Once U.S. 98 is moved the
: corridor slightly to the north has
been approved and permitting


as well.
"It's a lovely beach and we'are
going to keep it that way. We are
expanding it by moving, the'road
and building back."
In fact, Hendry said, guarding
the integrity of the natural areas
is central to the WindMark
development, a selling point that
. no developer, regardless of talent,
could hope to duplicate.
Bottom line, it has been, and
will continue to be, the engine
driving sales.
"This whole concept of getting
back to the natural amenity of the
beach has. been interesting. "
Hendry said. "The people we are:
attracting are falling in love with
what's here; They aren't asking
where they can go shopping,
where' the restaurants are.


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The model home at WindMark is a fluid work in progress among the pines along the shoreline. It
should be completed sometime in early Spring.


another 85. nearly se ling out the
110 lots of PhaseI.
"None of. us. realized how
valuable the beach is and how"
important a Iwell-designed
community is." Hendry said.
All of which is not to say there
have not been a hiccup or two.
The most nagging has been
ongoing debate over beach access.
Amhida spent S250.000 from
the get-go to remove debris.
concrete and steel pilings, left to
rot in the water and tidied up the
beach '
i ddittionally.- h raLthertha
individual horieowners see


at the head of-each. dock to
accommodate vehicles
Steps were constructed over
the' docks onri hore and the
ground around the docks
provided with a'more sturdy base.
However, there have been
some complaints regarding the
public being run off by security
guards. an issue Hendry has
addressed.
"Those docks, we are
absolutely not going to remove the
public from those docks," Hendry
..'gThose' docks are available to.
e., epj U .s long as' they are not
abused.


initiated by the Florida
Department of Transportation -
the 50-foot swath of sand between
the current road and water will
remain beach.
."It will, be a public beach,"
Hendry said. adding' the land will
also likely be deemed
conservation land. 'There will be
no private elements.
'We have learned from- what
we've done down the beach (at
Phase 1) that public access is
paramount."
There wtll be parking ark either
end of the stretch, a walking path
and the current U.S. 98 figures to
be turned into a walking/
bicycling path.
Development will be pushed.
back some 600 feet from the
beach. and the streets threading
through the 1.400 lot Phase II.will'
be conducive to additional
parking and easy; access to the
beach.
"We're trying to create public
access, getting down there easily,"
Hendry said. I'The whole thing'
should be-a community amenity,.
not just for (WindMark)
homeowners, but everybody else


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"They want to see the natural
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He noted that folks
purchasing the interior lots in
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and a special thank you to all of the people
who worked so hard on my campaign.
I look forward to two more years of
working with the community to improve our
wonderful city.
During this fiscal year, we will be com-
pleting the pier park project, extending our
pier, repairing and renovating our Civic
Center, implementing beach renourishment
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A Call To Artists
The .15th Annual Riverwalk
Fine Arts Festival will take. place
on March 15 and 16 along the
banks of the historic Blackwater
River in downtown Milton.
Artists are invited to enter for


Phase I ot WindMark have.
embraced the conservation areas
the company left unscathed.
Those areas have become,
nearly as big a selling point as the
beach nearby.
Further, when completed the
q, entire WindMark development,
some 2,000 acres,- will 'have a


density of .75 lots per acre,
stunningly low for a development
of its kind.
Panama City Beach it ain't.
The company is, currently
undergoing :;the "fact-finding"
portion of the DRI process before
sending the paperwork forward to0
the '"Florida Department of


Community Affairs, for approval,
sometime early next year.
At Phase I, the beach club
and model' home should be
completed in March., .
Nine ,homes are currently
going through! the. review and
'development process and should
be n si ng from the' ground early
next year. /
"We've done it carefully,'
Hendry said. ."We've taken a lot
longer on every stage thah'many
rrudht think is necessary. But you
don't iust throw these Lhings uip."


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show, $250 for first place, $150
for second place, plus $75 each
for six awards of merit. Booth
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There is a competition fee of $50
and a nonrefundable jury, fee of.
$10. Only sixty exhibitors will be
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Children's Home Society of
FL celebrates 100th Anniversary
November is National Adop-
tion Month, a time to consider the'
thousands- of Florida children in
need of permanent loving families.
It is' also the ideal time to
recognize the Children's Home
Society of Florida (CHS), one of.
the oldest and. largest statewide
agencies providing adoptions and
social services .to children and'
families, as it celebrates its'
centennial dunng November.
"There are many benefits 'to
working with a statewide non-
profit organization for adoptions.;
Not only is there a cost advantage,
but we also have the capability to.
facilitate adoptions of all kinds,
both domestic and international,,
through our relationships with
reputable -agencies," said Paul
Vander V1ede, Director of
Adoption Services.
Whatever type of adoption is
chosen,- a licensed child-placing
agencyis t bIe.monvod, for .some ..
social aspects. anAyorney must
be involved for the legal aspects.
and a doctor must be involved to
provide good medical care.
Of the approximately 588.000
children nationwide who have
been separated from their birth
parents and placed in foster care,
about 134,000 can never i-return,
to their original home. Adopuon is
not so much about finding a child
.for a family, but instead finding
the most suitable family for each
waiting child.
The cost of adopting a child
will vary depending on. the type of
adoption. When the cost of
medical expenses, agency.
services, travel and -other
expenses are all included, the
costs may be large. International
adoptions may cost .more due to
country fees and the required'
travel. Since the CHS goal is to
find the -best parents for each
child, reductions' or waivers of

Swifty Serve"
and locations.
Swifty Serve operated over
600 stores in 12 states including
Florida, Georgia. Mississippi,
Alabama, and Louisiana. and was
the 25th largest convenience store
operator in the U.S. The company
ceased operations and all stores,
were closed after the bankruptcy
9- filing on October 4. .
"There has been tremendous;
interest 'in these stores,"
according to Mike Nohnert, NRC's
Executive Vice President, '"from
large companies looking to
purchase 50 or more sites as well
as individual buyers wanting to
buy only one store."
Swifty Serve operated under a
variety of names including
Country .Cupboard, EZ Serve,
Swifty Mart, Crown, Pepco, Dixie,
-TownStar, and Camp. Gas brands
include BP, Chevron, Citgo, Exxon
and Shell.
National Real Estate Clearing-
house specializes in the acceler-
atedsale of petroleum industry
property and, commercial real
estate' throughout the U.S.,
Mexico and Canada and has sold
over 8000 properties since' it's
inception in 1989.
Local stores are #309, 8220
W. Highway 98; #4016, 701
Monument Avenue; #4034, 7008
U.S. Highway 98 (at Pineda);
#4418, 2080 U.S Highway 98, in
Port St. Joe; .#310, 3701 E.
Highway 98, Mexico Beach; and
#193, 463 W. Highway 98, and
#4020, 1904 W. Highway 98,
Apalachicola.


service fees are readily
considered. This is ,possible
because of the United -Way
support. Special needs. adoption
costs are frequently supported by
the State of Florida. There is other
financial assistance available,
including employer assistance,
tax credits, military subsidies,
and the assistance of private
foundations.
CHS's range of social services
includes foster care, adoption,
pregnancy services. family and
individual counseling, child abuse
prevenuon. emergency shelters.
group homes. case management.,
and treatment for development-
ally disabled children.
Founded in 1902 as a
Jacksonville orphanage by'
Reverend D. W. Comstock and
-Reverend W.E. Boggs, CHS now,
operates 204 locations with more,
than 2.100 staff members,
The primary goal of CHS
services is to strengthen families
.,..and. keep .them .Ipgether---ibutLnot
in those cases where a child might
be endangered.
More than 30.000 children
hate been permanently adopted
through CHS. It is nationally,
accredited by the, Council on
Accreditation of Services for
Families and Children, a
distinction awarded to less than
.,one percent of child-caring
agencies.
Headquartered in Winter
Park. CHl-S serves communities all
across the state through division
.offices in. Ft. Lauderdale. Ft.
Myers. Ft. ,Pierce, Jacksonville.
Nliami. Melbourne, Ocala,
Orlando. Panama City, Pensacola,
South Daytona, 'Tallahassee,
!Tampa and West Palm Beach.
Corporate headquarters .are
located at 1485 S. Semoran Blvd..
Suite 1448, ;.Winter Park, FL
32792. For more information, call
561-844-9785 or visit the CHS
website at www.chsfl.org. :"

(From Page 1)
A, complete list of stores is
available by .calling 877-554-9584
or online at' www.nrcBid.com/
207. Buyers may call ,for.
information oni the Swifty Serve
sale anytime 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.

Gulf School Board
Approves Contract
by Tim Croft
During a special meeting
Monday; the Gulf County School
Board approved a new contract
with teachers.
Rank-and-file teachers, or
least a little more than half of the
145-150 teachers, ratified the
contract last week by a vote of 69-
15.
The contract calls for teachers
with more than 23 years
experience to receive a 4 percent
pay raise.
Teachers with less experience,
will receive a 2 percent raise,
above the incremental annual
increase, for remainder of the
current school year, which
becomes a 3 percent raise on July
1, 2003.
The board's contribution to
insurance will remain at $225.
Support personnel will vote
on their first-ever collective
bargaining contract early next
month..
The board will likely take up
that contract at its regular
meeting on Dec. 10 or a special
meeting shortly thereafter.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning
and Development Review Board (PDRB) meet-
ing on Monday, December 9, 2002 at 10:00
a.m. EST,, and at the Board of County'
Commissioners "(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, ---
December 10. 2002 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both g
public' hearings will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hear-
ings \ill be to discuss and act on the following: ,

Preliminary Plat Approval-The Club At Cape
San Blas-Parcel ID #6288-031R-6.07 acres in
Section 2, Township 9 South, Range 11. West, LL
Gulf County; Florida-an 18 unit subdivision.
subject to all development regulations required
by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approv'al-Lester Ridge-Lester & .
Harrington-Parcel ID #1508-050R-32.40 acres e CSaw,8TC a.
in Section 2, Township, 4 South. Range 10
W\\est. Gulf County, Florida-an 18 unit subdivi- r
sion subject to all development regulations /
required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approyal-Midway Estates-St. Joe /ANof t1i
Land Conipany-Parcel ID #1186-OOOR-65.6
acres in Section 25 & 26, Township, 3 South, h9
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida-a 19 unit
subdivision subject to all development regula-
tions required by Gulf County.
Final Plat 'Approval-Las Palmas-Sage
Development. LLC-Parcel ID #5439-250R-2.'58
acres in Section 27, Township 7 South, Range
11. West, Gulf County, Florida-a 6 unit subdi- BACKLN
vision subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval-Dunes Club-Lemmond and
Samuel, Tax ID #6288-030R and #6288- OW OR
037R-5.84 acres in Section 22,, Township 9 SAUNAS PARK
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida, a
17 unit subdivision subject to all development ... -
regulations required by Gulf County.
Small Scale Land Use Change-S&D.
Enterprises, Inc.-Changing Mixed f
Commercial/Residential to Agricultural-Parcel
ID#6315-OOdR-5 acres in Section 23,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West.
Extension of Final Plat Application-Will & RD
Glenda McLemore-Parcel ID #3191-120R
Applications may be reviewed at the Building
and Planning Department, Room 301 in the
Robert M. Moore Administration Building, i $
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL. P./AL M
The public is. encouraged to attend and be
heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and
Building Department at 1000 Costin Blvd.,
Room 301.


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Cast Net Competition


St, Joe Shrimp hosted its
2nd annual cast net throwing
contest on Sunday, November 3.
Randall' Moore finished first in the
competition. Jason Forston '(2nd,
place) and Big John Fowler (3rd
place), madehim earn his title.
Twenty contestants entered!
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Port St. Joe Baseball
Collecting For Signs
The Port St. Joe Shark
Baseball Program will swving into
full action on February 13th and
14th, under the rein's of new head',
coach Chuck Gannon, with a four,
team pre-season classic.
Coach Gannon has sent out
letters to l1t supporters know that
it is time to renew; their
commitment for fence signs for
the upcoming season. The"
renewal fee is $100.00 and can be
sent to Coach Gannoin's attention.
at Port St. Joe Elementary School
at the following address: Port St.
"Joe Baseball, Attn: Coach
Gannon, 2201 Long Ave., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456.
Port St. Joe Baseball is very
thankful to have had many
supporters throughout the years.
Our program will continue to be
successful with the support that
is given by] you and others like


by Tim Croft
Dr. David Langston had a
hoop dream.
Create a tournament that
would showcase athletic talent,
but also demonstrate to young
kids in the community how far,
hard work could take them.
This vision in his head has
now spawned the Gulf County
JUCO Basketball Classic, the
second edition pf which takes
shape Friday and Saturday at the
Port St. Joe High School
Coliseum.
Four junior college men's
teams Gulf Coast Community
College, St. Johns,. Alabama
Southern and South Carolina -
and four women's teams Palm
Beach, Central Florida,' Chipola
and South Carolina will play
each day.
Game times are 1 p.m., 3
p.m,., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets
are $10 per day. '
"That's '$2.50 to, see one,
junior college basketball game,"
Langston said. 'That's not a lot."
Langston tossed around the
idea of the tournament in the
recesses of his brain for some

Winter Soccer
Registration
Winter soccer season partici-
, pants for the U15 age group (12,
13 and 14 year olds; 7th, 8th and
9th graders) must register at
Shoreline Medical Group before
December 6, Games will start in
January and, end by early March.
There will be both boys' and girls'
teams, from both Gulf and
Franklin Counties.
Registration fee is $50. Make
checks payable- to Pot'-,St:',Joe
Youth Soccer. Parents and players
will need to sign the paperwork.
Registrants are asked to bring a
copy of a birth certificate if
available.. '
Registration will also take
place at the Apalachicola Com-
munity Center on Monday,
December 2 from 4:00 to 6:00'
p.m. Anyone interested in
coaching, sponsoring a team, or
registering players in Wewa-
hitchka or Carrabelle, please call
229-8010.
you," said head coach Chuck
Gannon.
If you have anyquestions or
comments about sign renewals,
or' if you would like purchase a
sign for the first time this seasOn,"
contact Chuck Gannon @ 227-
1221 work, 229-9030 home.


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time before taking .steps on the
inaugural tournament a couple of
years ago. /
It was something I wanted to
do to bring in student athletes
from around the country,"
. Langston said. "I wanted this area
to understand this is something
we see on TV, but we can be a part
of it.
'"This caj be a dynamic tool to
developing young .people to be
productive."
The key is simple exposure -
demonstrating to kids, old and&
young alike, what can happen
with hard work and discipline.
."The earlier you get':kids to
develop the better you 'are,"
Langston said. "If you want to put
some effort into anything, you can
be a productive part of this
world."
And the message is not solely
applicable to athletics. Sure,
athletic talent plays a part in
moving up to the next level, but
hitting the books is as critical ,as
hitting the boards.
"I don't want the focus to be
just on the athletics because the
academic side is much stronger,"
Langston said. "That's so
valuable. You can't get to the next
step unless you understand the
academic side and that comes
back around to work and
discipline,"
Langston envisions his hoop
dream growing with each passing
season. ,
He sees a tournament that
will attract the top .10 of JUCQ
basketball and become a mecca'
for major-college coaches to come
scout players, while taking in the
sand. surf. fishing and general
ambience of the generally
unspoiled Forgotten Coast
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Middle School Boys
Basketball 7th Grade
Dec. 2 Wewa *Home, 5:30
Dec. 30 Marianna Home 4:00
Dec. 5 Carter Parramore
Away 5:00




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Basketball 8th Grade
Dec. 2 Wewa. Home 6:30
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basketballs but with economic
development," Langston said. "To
do that we have to have
everybody's support in this
community.
'This Classic can .be a major
cog in. this new look for Gulf
County. People will be proud to
come to Gulf County. The support:
I've gotten in the community has
been great."
Langston said he hopes that
by next year he will be able to
hand-pick teams from the JUCO
cream to participate in the"
tournament.
Proceeds from the
tournament benefit the Norris D.
Langston Youth Foundation,
which has provided., dozens of
youngsters with college
scholarships over the past several
years. ..
The lineup of games:
Friday. Nov. 29. South
Carolina vs. Central Florida
(women),, 1 p.m.; St. Johns vs.
Alabama Southern (men), 3 p.m.;,


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Baseball Camp
SA, baseball camp, featuring
former Cincinnati Red Justin
Smith as head coach is scheduled,
for Saturday, December 7 from
,9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at T.L.
James Park.
Interested players ages seven
and up may register at the field on
the morning of the camp. The
schedule of events includes drills
from 9:00 a.mI. to noon, hotdogs
and chips served for lunch from
noon )to 12:30 p.m. and games
from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
There is a fee of $35.00 for the
camp. For more information,
contact Justin Smith' at 639-
4184.


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Russell and Friends
Go Rock Climbing
On Sunday, November 17,
Russell Miller of Mexico Beach
celebrated his 10th birthday .by
rock climbing with some of his
friends. The party was held at
Beacon Hill Park and included
rock climbing provided by Stuart
Guilford of Panama City.
Joining in the fun (front row
from left to, right) Reis,, Mac,
Dylan, Russell, Colin, Forest,
Travis, Austin, (back row left to
right) Josh, Wade, Todd,
Jonathan, Brandon, Ty, Simeon,
Bryce, Caleb, Corey and Josh.
. Even the adults tried. .the rock",


These young men enjoyed climbing the wall.


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PSJ Police Dept.
Steve Herndon, age 52. of
Eastpoint was arrested on
November 19 for violating.
conditions of his probation.
Eugene M. Tomica, age 39,
was arrested on November 23 for
D.U.I. when he was stopped for a
traffic infraction. ,
Ellis D.. Maxwell., age 18, of
Apalachicola was arrested on'
November 23 for possession of
alcohol tnde'r age 21. possession
of cannabis and possession .of
drug paraphernalia, when, he was
stopped for a traffic infraction.
The -Port St. Joe Police
Department. would like to extend
special thanks to, all agencies and
persons assisting in the investiga-
tion of the recent robbery in Port
St. Joe. Due to combined efforts,,
the investigation is rapidly gaining
Leads to the apprehension of the
person involved. Again. thanks for
everyone's help involving .this
crime.
The Port .St. '!Joe,. Police
Department 'also thanks, Gulf
County Commissioners 'Jerry
Barnes. Nathan Peters and Carl,
Fox for their support.in obtaining'
-money for ,the purchase of.three
todyv armor vests' for the
department. These vests will
provide additional:- safety for'
officers who routinely, respond to
potentially life-threatening emer-
gencies. The concern for these
officers' safety is greatly appreci-
ated.

Sheriffs Beat
Recent Bookings
November 18: Roger A.
Durbin, cnminal registrant.
November 19: Steve D.

ttSAA
(From Page '1)
league.
The ultimate hope of many
'rural schools administrators is to
expand the proposal to include
other sports..
-,-In addition to realigning the
small-school football, the FHS.-
board also approved a revision to
the Dodge Sunshine Cup/All-
,Sport Awards program to include
separate standings for public and
private schools in Classes 1A
through 4 A.
Since it began. the Alli-Sports
Award has, gone overwhelnmngly
to private schools in those,
classifications.


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lerndon. violation of probation
for lewd and lascivious: Robin G.
Craig. criminal registrant..
November 20: Betty J. Wood,
grand theft and failure to appear
for' driving with suspended
license; VWilliam Dobbins. Jr.,
sexual battery under 12: .
'November 22:' Henry P.
Hands, Jr., criminal registrant:
Carlos A. Morris,e criminal
regis t rant: juvenile, open house
party ..
November 23: James A.
Littrell, .disorderly conduct.'
possession of marijuana- and:
possession of paraphernalia;
Lydia, J. Morris, two counts of
theft.
November 24: Sonja A.
Levins, .domestic battery;
Durood S. Stephenson, Jr.,
domestic violence, aggravated
battery., failure to register as
convicted, felon. .
November 25: Patricia A.
Dye, possession of marijuana and,
drug paraphernalia.

2003 WHIP Sign-up
f. ,The 2003 Wildlife Habitat
,Incentives Program (WHIP) ,sigij-
up is effective and %ill end on
.OJanuary 15, 2003.-WHIP is, a
wildlife habitat improvement cost-
share program. Applications are
being taken at the USDA-Natural]
Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) office in Blountstown. For
more information call (850) 674-
8271", ext. 3.,.

Basketball Camp
,, Applications are how being
evaluated for The Ten Star AJ I Star
Summer Basketball Camp'. The
Camp is by invitation, only. Boys
and girls ages. 10-19 are eligible to
apply.
Past participants include'
Michael Jordan. Tim' Duncan,
Vince Carter. Jerry Stackhouse.
Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and
eight foreign countries attended
the 2002 camp. College basketball,
scholarships are possible for
'{' players selected to the All,
\Amencan Team.
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Linsuccessfuily at times.
Russell is the son of Brenda
and Ron Miller, grandson, of


Jimmy and Gloria Miller ot Port
'St. Joe, and grandson' of Chuck
and Dot G u ilford of Mexico Beach.


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JR. Varsity Boys Basketball Varsity Boys Basketball
Dec..3 Rutherford Away Dec. 3 Rutherford Away *
'6:00/7:30 6:00/7:30
Dec. 6 FAMU.* Home 3:00 Dec. 6 FAMU Home 3:00
Dec. 7 Bay Away Dec. 7 Bay Away *
6:00/7:30 : 6:00/7:30


Middle School Boys
Basketball
Dec. 2 Port St. Joe *
Away 2:30
Dec. 5 Blountstown *
Away 4:00
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639-2222
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JV Girls Basketball
Dec. 2 Port St. Joe Home *
5:00
Dec. 3 Apalach Away 4:00
Dec. 6 FAMU Home 4:00

Phil's Grill
1412 Hwy. 71 S
639-6480
Mon.-Sat. 7:00 am-8:00 pm

Star Printing
209-211 Reid Avenue
229-8997
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Wewa High
Middle School Girls
Basketball
Dec. 2 Port St. Joe *
Away 2:30
.Dec. 3 Altha Home 3:30
Dec. 5 Blountstown *
Away 4:00



Varsity Girls Basketball
Dec. 2 Port St. Joe *
Home e -5:00
Dec. 3 e Apalach Away 4:00
Dec. 6 FAMU Home 4-00

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PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of
Count Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, December 10, 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 fol-
lowing:

Preliminary Plat Approval-St. Joe Land
Company-Lot Subdivision-Parcel ID#2792-
OOOR-2 Units-Section 11, Township 7 South,
Range :11 West, Gulf County, Florida.

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


The public is encouraged to attend!and be
heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be viewed at the Planning
and Building Department at 1000 Costin
Blvd., Room 301.
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ALTERNATIVES PUBLIC MEETING
GULF TO BAY HIGHWAY
West of Mexico Beach in Bay County
East of St. Joe Beach in Gulf County
Bay and Gulf Counties

Notice is hereby given that OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA will hold a Public Meeting on December 12, 2002 to
present alternatives being considered for improvements to US 98 located in the area referenced above.

The meeting is being held to afford persons the '
opportunity to express their views' concerning the ,. i. "
location; design; and social, economic, and ;>'
environmental effects of the alternatives being
considered byr the study team. Proposed -
improvements being considered include a roadway F
on a new alignment that would, serve 'as an alternate
route north of existing US 98 in Gulf & Bay County e1
in the area of Mexico Beach. The potential of the
alternative alignments for the new roadway-to '
impact wetlands, floodplains, endangered. species, --:
archaeological sites, and other environmental and
socioeconomic conditions has-been evaluated. We Approximate Study Corridor L'1- '."
invite and encourage. all interested persons to
attend this Public Meeting to review and discuss ,;
the proposed alternatives.
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DATE: December 12, 2002
TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (EST)
PLACE: Centennial Building,
2201 Centennial Dr.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Agenda


Informal Open House
Presentation
Public Comments


Force Base was the speaker for
the Annual Veterans Day Services
held at the Gulf. County
Courthouse on Monday,
November, 11 by the VFW Post
#10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary.
The St. Joe Elementary
School Singers under the
direction of Jo Clements sang'and
read tributes to the veterans. The
children who participated were
Brittany Anthony, Andrew Burke,
Blaine Bush, Ashton Davis,
Carson Elliott, Austin Farmer,/
Bryce Frazier, Montana
Kilpatrick, Joe Love, Cheyenne
Luckie, Strawberry Manning,
Autumn May, Jacob McCroan,
Jadia Miles, Marchelle Pryor; Joe,
Rish, Bethany Rutherford, Alex
Scott, Sylvia Sheline, Nicole
.Sheline, Nicole Spilde, Lacey
Strickland, Erin White and John
Wilson.
The members of Post #10069
who participated in the services
were Commander Rick Arm-
strong, Chaplain Talmadge

A Tuna Christmas
Opens Friday at
Martin Theatre
Tuna, Texas is a weird and
wacky, place, populated by such
diverse characters Petey Fisk,
the local one-man humane
society, Bertha Buhmiller for all
intents and purposes a single
mom. and her children, Charlene
(who, has. found her calling as,
assistant director for'A Christmas
Carol with "Joe Bob' Lipsy", the
underpaid, overworked, mini-
talented director of the local
presentation), and Stanley, newly
out of jail and prime suspect as
the mysterious. Christmas
phantom. Add to this mixture Didi
Snavely, -the local arms dealer,
and her UFO sighting husband,
R.R., Vera Carp the doyen, of:
Tuna, Texas society, a couple of
waitresses at the Tasty Kreme,
and assorted wild and. wooly
characters and you have the
inhabitants of Tuna, the third
smallest town in Texas. Add to
this mix that the entire population
is played on stage by two very
busy actors and you have the
premise of a wonderful evening or
afternoon of" zany Christmas
cheer.
Directed by Barbara McMinis
and Rex Knight, and featunng
James Johnson and Kevin Elliot,
A Tuna Christmas opens on
Fnday. November 29, at 7:30 p.m.
and continues on Saturday,
November 30 at' 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday. December 1 at 2:00 p.m.,
Thursday and Friday, December 5
and 6 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and
Sunday, December 7 and 8 at
2:00 p.m. -and closes Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, December
12, 13 and 14 at, 7:30 p.m.
Admission, is $12.50 'for adults,
$10.00 for seniors and military,
.and $5.00 for students. Call the
Martin Theatre 'at 763-8080 for
more information or' to charge
tickets by phone.
School shows are still
available on December 3 and 4 at
9:15 a.m.. Teachers interested in
bringing student groups may call
763-8080 to arrange seating for
$3.00 per student. '

Tyndall Golden Age
Christmas Party
The Tyndall Chiefs Group will
sponsor its 17th annual Golden
Age Christmas Party for more
than 250 Bay .County senior
citizens at 1:00: p.m. on
Wednesday, December 4 at the
Pelican Reef Enlisted Club. This
annual party is often the only
celebration many of these senior
,citizens will enjoy during the"
holiday season.
The event includes entertain-
ment and food and a special fruit
basket for each attendee. Anyone
with base access who would like
"to sponsor a fruit basket or
donate baked goods may contact
any Tyndall chief master sergeant
or Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Brock
at 283-4888 for more information.
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6:30-7:30 p.m.
7:30-7:45 p.m.
7:45-8:30 p.m.


As indicated above, the first hour of the meeting is devoted to the review of maps and other material by the public.
Representatives of the study team will be available to answer questions at that time. This period will be followed by
a presentation on alternative roadway alignments at 7:30 p.m. The public will be allowed to comment on the project
after the presentation.

Persons desiring to submit written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements may do
so at the meeting. Written statements or exhibits may also be submitted as part of the meeting record if received
within ten (10) calendar days after the date of the meeting. For more information, contact: Chris Merritt, Public
Involvement Coordinator, PBS&J, 1901 Commonwealth Lane, Tallahassee, Florida 32303, 850/575-1800.

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact the Public Involvement
Coordinator in writing, or on the phone, at least, seven (7) calendar days before the meeting date at the address
above.
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Scouts Visit USS Alabama


Cub Scout Pack 47 from Port
St. Joe spept the night of
November 9, living aboard the
Battleship USS Alabama in
Mobile, Alabama. Led by Brenda
Miller, Assistant Cub Master, Jay'
Rish, Cub Scout Leader and Mike
Lacour, Tigers Leader, the pack'
members learned .something
about a "battlewagon" in World
War II;
Each scout and his male
parent. o- guardian were able to
sleep on board the massive ship,
enabling them to see parts and
places not available to the general
public. The pack also explored the
submarine USS Drum, which
ranked 8th among all U.S. Navy
subs for the amount of enemy
shipping tonnage she sank.

Those group members
interested in aviation saw over 20
airplanes from World War II, the
Korean and Vietnam Conflicts,
and Desert Storm. Included
among the prop and jet fighters
were a giant B-52 bomber, an A-
.12 "Blackbird" super secret
spyplane capable of flying over
.three, times the speed of sound,
and a P-51D 'Mustang" of the
famed Tuskegee Airmen. There


also was an abundance of Army and appreciate the contributions,
and Marine Corps tanks, artillery,
and combat vehicles located in made by military personnel in
the, 100-acre bayside Battleship past times .o6f conflict, when
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k\. News Column
-qu __ dc' Faith Christian School


This is the Thanksgiving
season, and we want our readers
to know how thankful we are for
all of you-for your prayers, your
encouragement, and your gener-
osity. It is with gratitude that we
thank God for His goodness and
faithfulness to our students, their
parents, and our staff at Faith
Christian School.
Grades one and two gave a
very good program about the first
Thanksgiving to students and
parents this past Monday and
repeated it at the community-wide
Thanksgiving service of the Minis-
terial Association at the Port St.
Joe Elementary School audito-
rium Tuesday evening. The
Pilgrims from grade two included
Governor Bradford, Miles
Standish, John Alden and six of
the men and women of the
colonists who had survived, a
harsh year. after the landing of the
Mayflower in 1620. Chief
Massosoit, Samoset and Squanto,
and twelve members of the
Wampanoag Tribe from grade one
represented the large group of
Indians at the celebration in
October of 1621. They had taught
the settlers how to live in the new
Island, and they provided much of
the food for the three-day feast..
The program showed that the
Pilgrims constantly trusted and
thanked God for His care .and
provision and for the help of their
Indian friends.
The Wednesday before
Thanksgivirg is a special ,day at
Faith Christian dunna which our
-parents and -eachers supply, a
"feat" for. each-class, Sofim have
today's favorite foods, and'some
attempt to serve what was enjoyed,
at that First Thanksgiving.
Wednesday will also be an
early dismissal day. Please be
here at twelve noon for your
children. Enjoy the long weekend
with your family and friends.
S thanking God: for His abundant
blessing to us and to our country.


Faith Christian
Honor Roll
First grade, all A's: Lauren*
Costin, Allen Davis, Morgan'
Kennington, Bryce Godwin,
Danielle Matincheck,~Nick, Renfro.-
First grade, A's & B's: Jarret
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Second grade, A's & B's:
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Third grade, all A's: Tiffany
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Third grade, A's & B's:
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Fourth grade, all A's: Jordan
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Fourth grade, A's & B's:
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Fifth grade, A's & B's: Dillin
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Eighth grade all A's: Ryan
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Ninth grade A's & B's:
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Tenth grade A's & B's: Kayla
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Hi! This is Angelica Driesbach
bringing you the news for the
-week.
Our 8th grade boys basketball
team` won their game last
Thursday against BlountstonWn.
the score was 28-26. The; 7th
grade also won with a score of 37-
27. Great job guys! Unfortunately,
our Lady Sharks basketball team
was defeated by Bristol, on
Thursday with a score of 23-31.
You'll get 'em next time! Our boys'


Geoghagan to Compete In State

Voice of Democracy Contest


Katie Geoghagan can add yet,
another win to her repertoire. The
theme of this year's, Voice of,
Democracy Contest is "Freedom's'
Obligations". Katie's speech has
won on the district level and is
now on its way to the state level.

If Katie wins at the state level,
she will be going to the VFW mid-


played Marianna Middle School at
4:00 p.m., Tuesday in the Dome.
Don't forget to come out -and
support our teams.
La-st v. eek we had our science
fair. I'm sure the,, judges had a
'hard time choosing' the best.
projects since thererwere, so many
great ones. The results were:
Environmental: Molly Matty,
Matthew Wright, and Kayla
Siprell; Chemistry: Douglas May,
Mason Adkison, and Jimmy
'Curry; Botany: Olivia'Lamberson,
Brent Walker. Jesse Raffield, and'
Maryanne Earley; Biochemistry:
Brennis Bush, Julia Wigsten and
Alex Gala; Physics: Susan Mullen;
Earth and Space Science: Kurtis
Krum. Congratulations and good
luck at regionals. All of the above.
students recewied first place
ribbons.


winter conference held in Orlando
in January. If Katie wins there,
she will be going on to Washington
SD.C. to compete at the national
leel.
The John C.. Gainous VFW
,Post #10069 ,and its Ladies
SAuxiliary,are sponsoring Katie
and wish her the best of luck in
the next levels of judging.


The SGA's 'food drive is still
going., Students don't forget to
bring.-your items. They will' be
greatly appreciated.
\We would aiso like to say
congratulations to the 2002-03
ONI team. The team members are:
Amy Brockman, Kevipy Quaranta.
Angelica Driesbach. Lenora
Weimorts, Zachary Hunt, Jessie
Raffield,, and Douglas May. Good
job on making the team.
We had our annual Turkey
Trot cross country event Vester-
day. I'm sure all of the students '
had a great time. Winners in each
race will be reported in this space
next week.
Happy Thanksgivng to all.our
Pott St. Joe Middle School
families.' "


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.Greetings parents, teachers
and fellow students. This is a won-
derful time of year as we have the
opportunity to give thanks for all
we've been blessed with during the
last year. J
Last week at Port St. Joe High
School, the powder puff football
game took place on Friday. The
senior girls played the junior girls
with the junior girls winning 12-6!
The cheerleaders were guys from.
each grade. Everyone participating


did a great job.
Just a reminder, we have early
dismissal this week on Wednesday
at 12:00 noon and we're off rPhurs-
day and Friday.
Basketball season is under-
way. Remember to come out and
support the Tiger Sharks this sea-
son.
Have a great (short) week dur-
ing class this week and make the
most of Thanksgiving Day and the
holiday weekend.-Brian Bailey


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This Week At...

: WEWAHITCHKA
MIDDLE SCHOOL


The Student Leadership
Council hosted a bake sale to
raise money for the Winter Ball.
SThe 2nrid annual Gobble
Games were held on Wednesday.
All classes played in an Ultimate
Frisbee Football tournament. The
Student Leadership Council sold
refreshments at this event. All the
money raised will go to the Winter
Ball.
:' The Winter Ball this year will
be. held on Saturday, December
7th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. :
The cost to enter the dance will be
S3 if you prepay and 85 if you pay
at the dance. Tickets are available
m'"'th'e-, office. Students are
S, e rded to bnnr in CDs of
good taste to be played at the
S dance. .MI CDs must be brought
Sin before the dance or they will
not be played. Als9 make sure to
put your name on the CDs. If your
name is not on .them then the
school is not' r sponsible for
returning them to'you. The dress
for the dance is Sunday best to
semi-formal. No T-shirts or blue'
jeans will be allowed. There will be
frpe food at th,: dance. All the
money received,' from the dance
will go towards ihe Winter Ball.-


1 Anyone interested in cheering
fdr 'the 2003-3004 year have to
have, a 2.0 cu this nine weeks
report card. Keep that in mind if
you are looking. to trout.
The'7th graders had fun and
learned a lot doing power point
projects about the states in Mrs.,
Hoover s social studies class.
Ms. Woods 5th penod class
has been .taking trips to, the
Elementary' School to present a
Reader's Theater to second grade
students. The Reader's Theater
stories have included Piggie Pie,
Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The
Gingerbread Boy.
'The students have recently
interviewed Mr. Ropelis and found
that he was born in New York
City. reared in Illinois. Germany,
Spain. Oregon. Alaska, and
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were Science and Geography. He
went, to three different colleges,
which were Gulf Coast, FSU. and
Fast Stroudsburg.
.-'. Mr. Ropelis says he loves'
Being married.' He ,has four
children, two boys ages of 15 and
10, and two girls ages 13 and 6.
Mr:. Ropelis lives in Port St. Joe
'and some of his favorite things to,
do include playing tennis,
building things,, reading and
watching movies. Mr. Ropelis says
he loves to teach his classes,
which includeN Math, American
History.' Science, Projects and'IPE.-
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school ; needs more science'
supplies. He says the' biggest
problem in this school is the
students talking' dunng class. He',
also tells us that he has never had
a'bad Thanksgiving.
A young girl right here in
Wewa Middle School named
Shelly Grinsley has been involved
in an activity called Japanese
Dancing. Shelly has been taking.
lessons in Panama City for two
months and enjoys them very
much. Shelly said 'her instructor's
name is Mrs. Mituasuki Farsky.
Shelly encourages anyone who is
interested in this activity to start
taking lessons.

Rural Development
Office Hours
A .representative from rural
development will hold office hours ,
the third Thursday of each month
effective January 16 in the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building
in Port St. Joe. ..
Information is available from
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REAL ESTATE REMAINS A STRONG INVESTMENT Z
By: By Mark Schultz
Opportunities to make big, quick profits in residential real estate tend to come and go in
cycles. When a local market is hot, families may find it possible to buy a house at an attractive
price, fix it up, apd watch its value rise in just a few years. When the same local market is at the.
low end of the appreciation cycle, reaping a profit on the family home can take a good deal
more time but the reward can be just as satisfying if price and location and carefully considered.
Even. in -uncertain economic times like these, history shows that real estate is one of the
soundest, investments a family can make. During the Great Depression of the 1930s when the
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CENTURY.21 statisticians report that the rate of home appreciation since.1990 has been
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a'i'ASTDAR.POR Q'T'O. FL o*THURSDIAY. NOV. 28.2002


LPHIN NEWS

PORT ST. JOE
S.r MENTARY SCHOOL


Thank you: A -special thanks
to First United Methodist Church
Women's Mission Groups for their
donations to our health room.
School Advisory Meeting:
Our School Advisory Council will
meet on Monday, December 2 at
6:00 p.m. in the media center.
Award movie: Students
earning 25 points in the
accelerated reader program will be-
treated to a movie in our
auditorium on December 6.
Our next PTO meeting will be
held on Thursday, December 12
in the auditorium. Our third


By Lori Price
Children today are starved for
the image of real heroes. Not
celebrities but heroes. Celebrities
may outshine heroes in children's
consciousness but it is important
to distinguish between the two.
Worshiping celebrities" leaves
children with a distinctly empty
feeling-it doesn't teach that they.
will have to make sacrifices if they
want to achieve anything worth-
while. Talented people, become
celebrities 'll the time. The result
is that people don't seem to care
about-achievement, just fame.
'Despite immense differences
in cultures, heroes' around the
world generally share a number of
traits that 'instruct and inspire.
people. A hero does something
worth talking about, but a hero
goes beyond mere fame or cele-
brity. The hero lives a life worthy'
of imitation. Heroes are catalysts
for change. They have a v-iior arnd
the skill to implement it
SHe-roes mav also be fictional
Children may identify with a
character in.a book because of the
values projected. People tend to
grow to be like the people that
they admire, but if a child never
has any heroes...
Adults need heroes, too, but
J. the need is even more urgent for
children because they don't know
how to think abstractly. If
children can 'imagine what their
hero would, do under 'certain
circumstances, it gives them a,
useful reference point on which to
build abstract thinking skills.


graders will present their
Christmas Program following the
PTO meeting.
The Peace River Tale
Spinners will perform for our
students on Friday, December 13
in our auditorium. Parents are
invited to attend.
The First Baptist Church
Handbell Choir will perform for
our students on Monday,
December 16 in the auditorium.;
The third grade will present
their Christmas Program on
Thursday, December 19 at 8:30
and 9:30 in the'auditorium.
Early dismissal: School will
be dismissed at 11:35 on Friday,
December 20 for' Christmas
Holidays December 23 through
January 6. Students return to
school on Tuesday; January 7;


Good reading selections, can
help your children, find' their own
heroes. They can,.provide the
emotional experience of admiring
a figure children can look up to.
Through the wide variety of
reading experiences and choices
of heroes, your children will find
those models that best suit them.
It is ,important 'that children
become familiar with worthy
examples, both, real and fictional
that they can emulate. '
This does not mean that
everything children read needs to
S'be populated with heroes, but it is
also important not to assume that
because a story is, traditional it is
automatically the literature you
want your child to read. Goldi-
locks was guilty of breaking and
entering, petty vandalism and
theft!
Read with your child, .know.
what your child is reading, and
talk about it.


Faith Christian
Project Provides,
Gifts for Orphans
Representatives from Faith
Christian School prepared 121
shoeboxes-wrapped, packed,'
and readied them for delivery to
Samaritan's Purse Operation
...Christmas Child. FCS's October/
Nove-mber 'rrussions project will
provide gifts for orphaned
children around the world.
On November 21,; mission
coordinators Sherry Davidson,,
Carla McGhee and Tammy
Nelson, and students Karissa
Nelson, Jessica Sarmiento, Paula
Way, Sandy Hodges, Trevor'
Burch, Zach Taylor, Lexie and
Dillin McGhee, Trishia Davidson,
and C.J. Miller delivered the
shoeboxes and, 1605.00 for'
shipping and handling' to the
collection point at St. Aridrews
United Methodist 'Church in
Panama City.


Breanna Burkett

Look Who's 2!
Samantha Breanna Burkett
celebrated her 2nd birthday (same
as her daddy) on -October 31,
Halloween. ..
Samantha is the daughter of
Dana (Saunders) Burkett and'
Richard Lee Burkett of Port St.
Joe. Maternal grandparents; are
Dr. Edward and Debbie Saunders
of Carrabelle. Paternal grandL
parents are Eugene and Brenda
Burkett of Port St. Joe. Sam-
antha's great-grandmother is Inez
Murphy of Port St. Joe.
Samantha's Aunt Kimberly
,and Uncle Michael Smith of
Panama City also joined in the
celebration, as did her Uncle
Terry Saunders of Carrabelle.

Five Local Students

Included in The
National Dean's List
Five graduates from Port St.
Joe High School are among the
approximately' 140,000 students
included in the 25th Annual
Edition of' The National Dean's
List, 2.001-2002i. The Nationdal
Dean's List, published by
Educational Communications,
Inc., is the largest, recognition
program and publication in the
nation honoring high achieving'-
college students.
Local students selected
include: Susan Medina of the
University of Florida, Davin F.
Baxter of Culver Stockton College,
Connie Combs of Gulf Coast
Community College, Susan Jecha
of Florida State University and La'
Trika Quinn, of Gulf Coast,
Community College.
Students are selected for this,
honor by their college deans,
,registrars or honor societ',-
.'IlY-drs.and must be in pthe up
10n,; ofi their class, on their'
school's "Dean's List" .or have
earned a comparable honor.
Listed students are eligible to'
compete for $50,000 in scholar-
ship awards funded by the'
publisher, and may also, use a
referral service for future
.employment opportunities. More,
than 2,500 colleges and,
Universities nationwide use the
publication to recognize their
academically qualified students.
To. learn more about The
'National. Dean's List. visit
www.hornoring.com.


Join Friends

This Christmas
This year The Gulf County
Friends of the Public Libraries,
Inc. will have their annual
Christmas gathering at The
Chateau Nemours.
"An Evening with Friends" will
began at 5:30 on the front lawn of
The Chateau. There will be story
tellers, children's sing-a-longs
and Christmas entertainers, along
with some great snacks and warm
apple cider.
Several special guests will
read and share their wonderful
talents. Everyone is invited to stop
by The Chateau and join in: the
fun. Members are encouraged to
attend the party .to get into ,the
Christmas spirit and help sign-up-
lots of new Friends.
Membership' is growing and
the Friends would love to add to
their membership list, so please
help support the library. Attend
the Christmas gathering on
December 6 and become a
member.


Boat Parade of,
Lights Dec 14
Timber Island Yacht Club
proudly announces its 10th Boat
Parade of Lights will take place on
Saturday, December 14, at 7:00
p.m.
The annual parade on the
Carrabelle River always draws
crowds who get 'into the
Christmas' spirit watching boats
of all sizes decorated with lights.'
There is no entry fee and the
parade is .open to anyone, who
wishes 'to participate. Entry
categories include:: commercial
and recreational power boats 24
and, under; recreational power
boats' 25' and over; commercial
boats 25' and over; and sailboats.
The jury will judge the
decorated boats and three prizes
'per category will be awarded after
the parade at the Pirates' Landing
Marina on Timber Island. Prizes
are $100 for first place, $50 for
second place and $25 for third
place.
,, Line-up for the parade starts
at 6:30 p.m. 'at the Old Flour
Docks, the parade itself begins at
7 p.m. and should end at about 8
p.m.
Call Commodore Jim Bryan
for more information at (850) 697-
2427.

Military Reumrlo
The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots
Association ;(VHPA) will hold its
20th annual reunion in Orlando
from July 2 to July 6, 2003.
Don Joyce, vice president of
the second region of the Florida
LZ chapter invites all members
and interested persons to contact
him by phone at 406-870-5367
for more information.


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MLS#93583: Bring ,o.jr goll clubsi tou ,,ll need
them Fr r rk.s A bedroom, 3 5 baih .:u.oom bu.Ih
home on golf .:cur:e
1365 Country Club Road Price: 5345,000.


ML594584: 181 Treasure Dr. 3 bedroom 3
baoh Ist Ier home ha boul-aful ..,e.' of Gull
Seller very motivated Price: 5370,000.


Canal Front, Bay View
Indian Pass, Simmons Bayou
MLSv93538: 110 Painted Pony Road
S10,000. -230 x 40'
MLS#93584: 220 C 30A
$150,000.- 104 x 300'
* MLS#93585- 220 C 30A
S150,000. 104 x 300'


MLS#93529: Do ,ou hao.e a airplane need szme.
,,e Ic i.-l. r e o ll *e hoae a hanger .,i
attached oHice and ro aparrtm.ents
.165 & 166 Cessna Drive Price $240,000.

Gulf Front on Cape San Bias
& Indian Pass


* MLS#93285:
294 Pebble Beach Dr.
S397,500
75' x 400
* MLSh93284:
292 Pebble Beach Dr.
$371.000. 70 x 400


* MLS#92676:
5290 Clipper Way
S395.000.- 50 x 400'
* MSLa94456:
2492 Indian Pass Rd
S450.000.
53'x 1045'


* MLS94112-
1260 Counh y Club Rd
S49.000 96 x 123'
* MLSu94113-
1272 Counlry Club Rd.
S49.000 96' x 123
* MLS#94114-
111 Plover Drive
S85.000 78 x 177'
* MLS&94115
108 Plover Drive
S90 000 132'x 186'


* MLS94116:
103 Turnslone Drive
595,000 99' x 106'
* MLS#92769
139 Pebble Beach Dr.
S 125,000.-85'x 122
* MLSt94525-
205 Seacliff Drive
S149,000 -99' x 161
* MLS994524-
150 Sanuk Drive
S 159 000. 99' x 161


MLS#94329: Look.ng foe a home ,n to.n close to
sch',ools, churches, hopping check out irhs 4 bed
.'oon 2 5 balh home or
2021 Marvin Ave. Priced to sell at: S265,000.





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MLS93858: 6102 C-30A Cons.ruci.on is almost
complete or, ihs 5 bedroom. 5 balk I st ler home
Cut.om learures through our home
Price: 5559,000.


1st tier and Gulf View
Cape San Bias, Indian Pass,
C-30 A & St. Joe Beach
MLSa94326: 120 Mercury Lane
S195.000.- 51 x239'


* MLS5a94097. U I C-30A
S85.000 77 x 243
* MLSa93141- 217 Signal Lane,
Windmark Beach. S375,000. Lot 90.


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r church is
's welcome!


First Baptist Church of
Eastpoint Gospel Sing
SFirst Baptist Church of
Eastpoint is having a gospel sing
on Saturday, November 30 at 7:00
p.m. The event will feature Buddy
Liles, formerly of the Florida Boys,
Elizabeth, of Live Ministries in
Panama City,: and Paul Whitfield
of',Geqrgia.

Reception for Rev.
Hagberg Sunday
Everyone is cordially invited
to come meet and welcome the
Reverend Joseph A. Hagberg, new
rector of St. James' Episcopal
Obureh, Port St. Joe. A reception
IQnoring Rev. Hagberg will be
held in St. James' parish'hall, 800
22nd Street, on. Sunday,
December 1 from 3:00 .p.m.. to
5:00 p.m.
Father Hagberg comes to St.
J.mnes' from St. Mary's Episcopal
Church. Dyersburg,. Tennessee.

Taunton Children's
Hlome Benefit Concert
Southern Gospel Music will
take center stage at the
Wewahitchka High School on
December 7. The Emerald Coast
Southern Gospel Music Associa-
tion will present a Christmas
sing-along "'Gaither 'SStyle"., tc
benefit the Tauntori Children's
Home in Wewahitchka. Artists
scheduled to appear are, Crickel
lee. DayStar. Ruby'Horton, Calhin
Gann. Joyce Kelly. Heirs of Grace,
Mercy Rain and others.,
The concert will start at 7:OC
p.m. CST. Come early and get a
good seat for a great night o
Christmas Gospel music. Admis
sion is $5.00 arid a canned gooc
at the door. A special'love off ienng
will be, given. Make ~our plans
now to join in and support the
\ Taunton Children's Home inr
making this 'a wonderful
Christmas. For more information
call 850-229-8194.

Choir Anniversary
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will celebrate
their 1st Choir Anniversary on
'Saturday, November 23 at 7:30

Pastor Gathers and the
congregation invite everyone to
attend." Victory Temple is located
at the'corner of Mlartin Luther
;Kinrg Blvd. and Avenue D.'

Correction
The photo of Pastor Harolc
Tyus of Dothan. Alabama wa,
misidentified in last week's Star
FHe w\as speaker at Oak IGrov
Assembly of God last Sunday. W(
apologize for the error.


Florida Garden

Extension Notes

by
Roy Lee Carter
.Gulf County Extension Service



Prepare Strawberry Beds


By Roy Lee Carter
County Extensiion Director,
It's no wonder strawberries
.are so widely grown by sunshine
state gardeners. 'in addition to'
their taste appeal and attractive
appearance, they're well suited to
Florida conditions. Even though
their multimillion dollar, com-
mercial production is limited to.
just a few areas, they are grown
by hobbyists throughout our
state. .
In Florida, strawberries are
grown as, annuals. My information
Sonh these popular plants was
provided by Extension Vegetable
Specialist Jim Stephens. with
I'.; FAS of the University of Florida.
t In North and Central Florida,
strawberry plants can be' set
through miod-November, and in
SSouth Florida. until : early
December. When winter -comes,
S, the cool nights and short days will
t cause the plants to begin.
.,/flowering. Flowers formed after.
the last killing frost of early spring
'vill develop into fruit.
Berry production and harvest
Continue throughout the spring.
f' As the weather gets warmer and
the days grow longer, the plant's
I will stop producing berries and
S. form runners. .These runners will
take root, and become new plants.
e However, most home gardeners
destroy sich plants, and start
l over again in the fall.
S Although- strawberries can be
grown in just about any' type
Florida soil. they don't do as well.
in peat or muck. Strawberries like
a well-drained soil, which is moist
but not wet. So. 'sandy soil with
plenty of organic matter is best.,
It's important to plant strawberry
Varieties which have proven
themselves under, Florida',
conditions. varieties such as
dover and Flonrida bells. They yield
S large fruit. and are resistant, to a
r.common plant disease called
anthracnose (an-THROCK-nos).
Other varieties well ,adapted to
our state are chandler. Florida 90, -
,camorosa and sweet charlie. '
Strawberries should be
s planted in raised beds, which are
two feet wide and spaced two feet
Apartt: .The beds should' be,,
e mounded, so they're sL\ inches
high ,alopg the edges and about


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Join us i7 i 'orsl/p .. ., .'
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy.98
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Visit our website at: familylifechrchnet
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229-LIFE (5433)


The Potter's House
%"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Seconid Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
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 spir t Hearts & Lives CAN be mendedl


,eight inches high in the middle.
For a ten-by-ten foot
strawberry, patch, broadcast
about two-and-a-halff pounds of
8-8-8 fertilizer and work it into
the soil. Then, form the beds in,
the manner we've described, 'and
apply .another two-and-a-half.
pounds bof fertilizer. This .time,;
place' the fertilizer in a narrow
band about six inches deep in the
middle of each bed. Also, dunng
the first season of strawberry
production, include a complete
mixture of minor elements in the
fertilizer application.
After. the beds have been


properly formed, fertilized. and
very well moistened, cover each,
with a sheet ol one-and-a-half mil
black polyethylene 'plastic-the
recommended mulch 'for straw-
berries in Florida'. 'Place soil on
the edges of the plastic to hold it
'in place. Then, ,cut slits in the
.plastic where the. plants are to be
inserted. The plants should be set
,in 'double! rows-one; on each side
of the raised bed& about six inches
fromt the -edges; Space thlie plants
',12 inches apart 'n the rows. Be
sure' that no plants are.::set
r directly over the fertilizer band,
because this can ,lead -to ,salt
burn.
Always start with certified,
'disease-free .plants... Keep them
moist before planting, and 'plant
'them in moist soil. Set them at the
correct depth. Do not cover the
crowns, and' do nt leave tops 'or
roots exposed. Spread the roots in
a fan shape,. and pack soil firmly
around them. With proper
maintenance, anid a bit of luck.
next spring you'll be enjoying
fresh strawberries from your own
S-patch.
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1 BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S' /311 ColurnmbusSt *?'St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
S A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 am. Bible StudN all ages 10 a.m,
Sorning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship'6 p.m.
,WEDNESDAY Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting 8 Youth Group 'p.m..
"0 taste and see that the Lord isgood: blessed if the man ,that :crrerth in Him."
Please,accept this invitation ro owin iu in n-or'hip Goi'd bh:ls you!
Pasto-r David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8"25

EVERYONEWELCO


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS :


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


RSVP Plans Christmas
Trip to Three Georgia
Destinations Dec. 13-14
'The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) will sponsor a
one-night, two-day, trip to
Chnstmas at Calloway Gardens,
Pine Mountain and Warm
Springs. Georgia, December 13
and 14. This tour includes deluxe
motor coach, lodging, a tour. of
Calloway Gardens. the butterfly.
, exhibit, the horticulture e-xhibit, a
visit to Christmas VYjllage, pictures
with Santa, a ride on the jolly
trolley to view thousands of
musical lights, shop 'til you drop.


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Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 'O. Box 7588 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue 2


First United Methodist Church
N of Mexico Beach
I 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 NURSERY POVIDED Church/Office 648-8820

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+4 --+ T. JAMES"-`

+ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET T, PORT, ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
'wV .s1;iaimesepiscopalchurch.org'


God's Discover 6od's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long venue

-' 1601 Lorig Avenue, .'ort St. Joe 229.8691 ':
Worship Snday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ,
Bible Snudv Sunday, at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
higher \'ednesda\ Childrejl & Youth Missions at 7 p.m. : .
h '.'Prayer ~and Bible Study at 7 p:m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
heav s, REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR


"Remeember church the way it used to 6e?"
IT STILL IS AT:


3821Ling 'Street- Highland View
Port St. Joe, F.lorida 32456 .
5|(850)22.7-1306 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS!NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00p.m.
JUST LETTINGGOD DO.CHURCH HISWAY! Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.'
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


in Warm Springs and lunch at the.
Bulloch House Restaurant.
For more information on
either tour, contact Merita
Stanley, Jackson County RSVP.
Coordinator, at 850-482-3220.

Tyndall Christmas
Tree Lighting
The Tyndall AFB free lighting
ceremony is scheduled for- 5:00
p.m. on December 5 at Flag Park.
All Department of Defense
military identification card
holders are invited to, attend.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be
served.'


"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At,2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka :
.(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
: -(850) 639-5401
Sindayn Bible Stdidy . ...... .....9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ..... ... .. 10:00 a.m. &.,5:00 p.m. CT
,Wedniiesda Bible Study : ....... .. 7:00 p.m. CT


AWL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
... I 508 Sixteenth Street *227-1756

Sunday Worship ....10 a.m. Sixteenth Sfreet
Fellow ship Time .... 10:45 a.m. .
Adult School .. .. 11 a.m. '


*Sunday School


*Young Children


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Highway .71/' Cecol Costin Sr Blvd/


: irstfBaptist Church
.5-is


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor'
Biddy Casiwell Benjamin Rdberts
Ai,nrsi," :, 1AL.:.: & Education Minister to Students
Sunday School '. .......... 9:45 am
Worship Service ......... .. 100 am
W Disciple Training .'.. .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .............. 7Q:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting . ..6:30 pm'


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 2

"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Chah'fe Hearts in a Changing Community"

FAITH BIBLE

CHURCIY.,:
801 20th Street Port St.. i e 29-6707
M 4; -g Y r, Pastor
Sunday School ........................... f0:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
* Sunday Evening Service ..................... 6:00 p.m.


Constitution andMonument
Port'St. Joe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday Schol . ..9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .. .. 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .... i. ....... 6.00 p.m.
Evening Worship . . 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724' Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans
; PASTOR


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's- Director


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


"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. Give unto the Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............... 11 a.m. due.His name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord in the beaut. of holinesss
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29.2


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron





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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 2002


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AUCTION!
Tri., Nov. 29th; 7:00 pm
Eastern, Wrought Iron:
Street, Lamps, GAZEBO,
Antique Fences, Arbors
w/Gates. Architectural
Items, inc. 10' Tall entry
door, BEAUTIFUL Furniture,
Marble, Glass, China, MANY
UNIQUE ITEMS!
Wade Clark Auctions,
314 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe,
850-229-9282, AB1239,
AU1737, AU1743,
10% Buyer's Prem.
ltc11/28

AUCTION
j Fr1. Nov. 22nd, 7 pm, LOTS
of BEAUTIFUL Furniture,
Marble, Wrought Iron, MANY
UNIQUE ITEMS!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
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229-9282
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1999 Ford Taurus' SE, .4
door, .AT, AC, V6, 50,000
one-owner miles.. $6950. Call
960-4464. ltcll1/28

1998 Chevy Lumina, auto-
matic, great condition, price
$6,000. Call. 850-227-9388
leave-message. 4tp 11/28

1992 Toyota 4Runnetr, 2 WD,
AT, AC, V6, four door, excel-
lent condition. $3950. Call
960-4464. ltc11/28

1993 Dodge Dynasty, good
shape, make an offer. Can be
seen at 123 Helmet -Street,
Beacon Hill or call 850-647-
3502. tfcll/28

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE,
50,000 miles, one owner.
leather, sunroof,, new condi-.
tion. $7950. Call 960-4464.
ltp l1/28
The Bank, 401 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd..' Port ,Si..
Joe. FL (850)227,1416 will
be accepting bids from 1-26-
2002 thru 12-05-2002 on the
following vehicle: 1998 Ford
SF-150, Mileage, 93,400, 5
-. speed. The Bank reserves the
right to.reject any and all
bids. Vehicles are sold as.is
no warranty. Contact Hiram
Nix at (850)2227-1416 exti
102. Mon.-Fn 9:00AM EST-
5:00PM EST for further info.
ltcll/28

1999 Dodge Caravan 5 door,
60,000 one-owner miles,
garaged. New condition.
$7950, Call.960-4464. n,.//2

'1994 Toyota Celica, -2 door,
sunroof,, leather, custom:
Wheels, 5 speed, loaded!
$10,000 one-owner miles.
$5950. Call960-4464.- 'i,128.

1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc. excellent, only 67,,
000 miles, newly new,
$4,200. Call 647-9317.7 ,./7

1998 Chevy S10 LS, 5 speed,
AC, 70,000 miles, one owner,
new condition. $5450.: Call
960-4464. ltcll/28

2000 Nissan Frontier, 5
speed, $6,500. Call 850-647-
8658. 4tcll/14

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo 4X4, AT, AC, 4.0 6
-cyl, 70,000 miles, garaged,
: ew condition. $6950. Call
960-4464. ltcl1/28

1999 Jeep Wrangler 4X4. AC,
PS, 5 speed, soft top,. .one
owner, excellent condition.
$8950. Call 960-4464.
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1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
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125 Venus'Dr, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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I BR Handicap Unit
Central heat and air
*On-site Management
LCarpeting Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access
S(352) 472-3952


1999 Honda Shadow -750,
black & chrome, like new,
3,200 miles, $5,000. 1999
Yamaha V-Star 1100,
maroon & chrome, like new,
1,260 miles, $5,800. Call
648-6680. 2tc11/21

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE, 5 door, AT, AC, V6, one
owner, new condition. $4650.
Call 960-4464. ltcll/28

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

1997 Jeep Cherokee SE, 4.0o,
4 door, low mileage, auto.,
air, very nice. $7,500. 227-
7720. 4tcll/21

1998 Nissan Sentra, 4 door,
AT, AC, low miles, new condi-
tion. $4650. Call 960-4464.
ltc11/28

1988 Ford Bronco, full size,
a/c, auto, cd player, 4x4,
$2,000. 22,9-8039 or 229-
6224. .2tcll/2'1

1999 Pontiac Sunfire. One
owner, 70,000 miles. ,2 door,
AT, AC, new condition.
$5650. Call 960-4464. ni,i/28

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1998 17' Kenner Pro skiff, 50
hp Johnson, good cond.,
radio, 648-5965. $7,500 obo.
ltpll/28
Evinrude motor, 35 HP,
$650, great condition. Call
648-8334. 2.tcl l. 2b

Used kayaks for sale,. Happy
Ours Kayak and Canoe
replacing its fleet. Check ouT
deals-. ust in time for"
Chnstmas. 229-1991. aii, /

1997 Neptune 2330 center
console, 200 hp Johnson,
alum. trailer, '$16,500. Call
(229) 420-9377 or (229) 881-
4921. *5tpll/21

.1992 Sunbird 21 ft. fiber-
glass party barge, 90 hp
Evinrude w/galv. trailer,
S3.200 1977 16ft. Excalibur
fiberglass w/trailer, good
-.cond., $600. (850) 762-
9179/ 2tc11/21





White City. Christian' School,,
now accepting enrollment for'
'K-3 through 12th grade. For
more information contact us
at 827-2621. 8tcl0/10





Want entertainment? Need
sonle help planning your
party? Need a speaker?
Magic, 'Face Painting,
Balloons, Games, Music,
Much More! Call 227-6617.
M tfcli/14


IN WEWA:, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
mobile home in small .park,
$300 month plus security
deposit. Call 639-5721.
2tcl 1,/285

RV & MOBILE HOME LOTS:
$100 month, includes water
& sewer. Call 639-5721.-
1l0tc11/28

2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. 1ii/21i

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

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


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


3 bedroom, 2 bath with
garage, 59 Oak Avenue,
Mexico Beach, $800 month...
Call 770-883-2776.4tpll1/14

House For Lease: 2. bed-
room, 1 bath, newly remod-
eled, fence,, $425 month..
Proof of income & prior rental
.reference required. Highland
View. Call 1-770-719-8314
or 850-227-7813. 4tp11/14

New 1 bedroom, 1 bath
apartment, refrigerator,
stove, dishwasher, central
H/A, laundry room. No Pets.
,221. 7th Street. Call 229-.
8421 2tpll/21

Oak Grove 2558
McKinnon Street Port St.
Joe Quiet rear apartment -
2 bedroom, sitting room, full
kitchen & laundry, cable pro-
vided, $390 per,month. Call
Crystal Sands Realty at 1-
888-385-1844. tfcll/14'

2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment on Hwy. 71 South,
energy efficient, for more
information call 639-5102.,
tfcl 114

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfeii/7

Rental Furnished 2 bed-
room, 2 bat4i with covered
boat dock on the canal in
Mexico Beach. New
Construction. Available
October 1st. $950 a month.
Contact Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty at
850-648-1010: tfcll/7

2 & 3 BR, long-term rental
units. Call Crystal Sands
/Realty 648-4400. tfcll/7
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove &t refrig., wash-
' er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a,. dish-
washer & stove, fully,,calspet-,.
ed. 'No pets. .i
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air,, washer/dryer.
'hook-up. ,
One bedi-oom apartment,
washer/ dryer' hokup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM, tfciil7
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly,\ Monthly,
rates. Call 639-3600.. itrci 1

Apart. /Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. utc 11/7

2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment, .energy efficient on
South Hwy. 71. S425 per
month. Call 639-510t2 for
more informaLuon. icl 1,'7


2' bedroom,' extra large
kitchen/dining. large living
room. central heat, AC car-
port and storage shed. Call
850-229-9766 or 229-8211
ask for Russ. tfc 1 /7

For Lease: Canal frorim home
,in Me.ico Beach. 3 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath. dock \with cov-
ered lift. Florida room.
screened porch, garage,
much more. SI.200 month.
108 3Sth Street. Mexico
Beach. Call 227-1490. .1:. -
FURNITURE ,


Electric stove, WesUnghouse.
good condition. S75. Call
648-8334. 2tc II '2S

Kitchen Island, great storage
space, $75. Call 648-8334.
2tcl 1/28

Sleeper Sofa, peach & blue,
beach print, good condition,
$150. Mexico Beach, call
648-8005. tfcll/28

Glass top table 42x75 and 6
parsons chairs, like new
retail, $1,000 sale $250. Call
1-800-750-5208. tfcll/7




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

RV & Boat Storage
$30 Month

Mobile Home Lots
$125 Month
850-648-8201


ELP Civil Engineers and Cad
Technicians -- Local. engi-
neeDrin g firm seeks' qualified
engineers and technicians for
office in Port St. Joe. Maill
St. Joseph's Bay Country resumess to P.O. Box 639,
Club has opening for golf Port St. Joe, FL.32457 or e-
shop attendant in daily' mail to renfros@preble-
operation. Golf knowledge rish.com.. tfcll/7
and cash register receipts
helpful but not necessary.,. Part Time Cashier needed
Flexible hours, pay nego- for 1/2 day on weekends.
table. Applications may be Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
obtained from Golf Shop or. Trading Post. tfell/7
Clubhouse : Manager.,.
Resumes and applications Seeking Equipment
may be faxed to.229-7199 or Operators & Truck Drivers.
submitted to the St. Joseph's" 'Applicants must have valid
Bay Country Club at 7001, FL drivers licerise. Apply at
Country Club Road. 2 c1011/21" C.W., Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box, 188, Hosford,
'Bakers Assistant/Evening FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
Help needed immediately. tfl/7
Great place to work. Apply in
person at The Old Flour Mill. All survey personnel posi-
226 Reid Ave. or 'ax .-esurme tions. salary depending on
to 404-627-9619. tfc 11/7 experience. 850-227-7322.
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Company forced tfc 7'
early retirement Opening for Sales Agent
with Florida Real Estate'
click- onto License. .Experience pre-
www.REBSCS.com ferred.Call 850-648-5777for.
interview or fax to 850-648-'
'. 5779. Parker Realty of
le'aco Beach, Inc. tfell/7


PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

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


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


FOUND: Chocolate
Bull/Labrador mix
Baptist Church (B
Ave.). Call 229-8211 o
5337. 2tc


I

Pit
at 1st
Batzell
)r 229-
:11/28




I


Now Hiring
Enthusiastic, Dedicated and
Team oriented
OTR or COTA
For Progressive and Growing
In-house Rehab TEAM
Full-time or Part-time
Competitive Salary
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center
Please call Kathy Gorsuch
@ 1-800-458-7598
Or Fax Resume to
(850)229-1042.
2tel1I/28


Gulf Coast Community
College Adjunct Clinical
Instructor Spring semester
position to provide medical-
surgical clinical instruction
to PN program students in an
acute care facility in Panama
City. Requires AS degree with
at least one-year recent med-
ical-surgical clinical experi-
ence and a current FL RN
license. Position is Open
Until Filled. For more details
visit our website:
www.gc.cc.fl.us or Job Line:
850-873-3540.. GCCC is an
EA/EO employer. Minorities
and females strongly encour-
aged to apply., tcll/28

Do youi want to make
a Difference in
someone's life?
Then come join our exciting
team at
Bay St. Joseph Care
Center'
We have operdngs in the
following areas
(2) 3-11 CAN's
LPN/Charge Nurse
/Wk-end Baylor
$500.00 Sign on bonus and
excellent benefit package
Apply to:
220 Ninth Street
Port St.-Joe, FL 32456
2tc 1 1l/28


Used furniture for sale. JOB NOTICE: The Gulf
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310 County Board of County
4th St., PSJ tfcll/7 Commissioners is seeking (2)
individuals to fill full-time
Double recliner loveseat each (40 hour) spotter/laborer
side,, also a rocker, excel,. position at the Wetappo
cond., $275. 647-8092. 2111/21 Landfill in Wewahltchka, FL
and the Five-Points Landfill
Moving Sale: Flexsteel sofa in Port St. Joe, FL, Tuesdy
& 2 chairs, $300; through Saturday, All appli-
Whitewash: 2 beveled glass cants must meet the follow-
top tables, $150 each; Queen ing criteria:
bedroom set, headboard mtlC' *Be a high school graduate;
frame, mattress, springs, able to lift 50, pounds; pass
triple dresser with mirror, 2 physical and drug test; pos-
night stands, '$500; sess valid,) Florida driver's
Pallisades dinning room set, license.
6 chairs, large leaf, lighted Applications will be available
beveled glass hutch & table at the Gulf County Public
pad, $1,000; New Palliser 7,' Works/Solid Waste Dept.,
ft. leather couch, $950; 1001 10th'St., Port St. Joe,
Palliser bedroom set, head- FL 32456, Mon. Fri., 7:30
board, frame, mattress,'" a.m. to 4:00 'p.m. ET or
springs, 2 end tables, triple downloaded from ; the
dresser with mirror, large County's website at www.
chest,' $1,000; Palliser 12 ft. gulfcountygoverment.com.
6 piece lighted entertainment. All applications will be
center, $1,000; Numerous accepted until Wed.. Dec. 4,
matching accessorines. All in 2002 at 4:00 p.m. ET. If any
excellent condition. Call 647- additional' information is
3303. ltcll/28 needed, please contact Joe
Danford at (850) 227-1401 or
Unfinished Furniture, @ '' (850) 227-3696 for further
,REEVES information. Gulf County
Furniture Refinishing Shopp enforces a '. Drug Free
234 reid Avenue oppe Workplace and is an Equal
234 Reid Avenue Opportunity/ Affirmative
al,ty Refr,,:h,ng ,r,.:, 1982 -Action Employer. .2tcl1/21
Call John Reeves at 229M374
Cook Wanted- full time pay.
ins. & vacauton benefits
depending on; experience.
Fish House Restaurant
Mexico Beach. tfc 1/7

Medical Billing Clerk -
SVCome join our growing team.'
Garage Sale: 405 Fortner Currently seeking a medical,
St., Mexico Beach, Sat., Nov. biller with experience in
30, 8:OQ till. Single stroller, Medicare, Medicaid and
double stroller, swing, infant Commercial claims. Excel-
to age 3 clothing, adult cloth- lent working atmosphere.
ing, shells & lots of presents. Salary commensurate with
Itc 11/28 experience. Apply in person
tt Gulf Pines Hospital, or fax
Moving Sale: 7977 W. Hwy. resume to Christy Gainous,
98, St. Joe Beach, Sat. T)rnl. 227-7469. 4tcll/14
Nov. 30, 8:00 am-3:00 pm.'.
Furniture, carpets, tools, pic-, ATTENTION! DRIVER
tures; lamps, accessories. All TRAINEES NEEDED! Make
in excellent condition. ... ... BIG BUCKS driving BIG
TRUCKS! No experience
Garage Sale: 1909 Juniper needed! Earn $700-S900
Avenue, Sat., Nov. 30, 8:00 weekly,as an entry-level dri-
till 12:00. Rain Cancels. ver with Swift
I tpl l/30' Transportation. 15 day CDL
training is available. Get
Garage Sale,: 136 Santa, your career in gearl CALL
Anna Street, St. Joe Beach," TODAY1 Toll Freel 1-877-
Sat., Nov. 30, 7:00-12:00 214-3624. 4tcll/7
CDT. Some furniture, brica
or brac, household items, Our 'business is growing!
dishes, ceiling fans. np,, :m' Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
_._ ~850-670-5595. tfcll1/7


Used 24x56 doublewide, .3
bedroom, 2 bath 'set up with
AC, $10,000. Call 763-4266,
"-Vance. tc11l,'28'

LAND HOME PKGS Many
Shoes to choose from; I'll
help vou find land within
your budget. Call D.C. at 1-
888-324-1514. It1 1/28

Land Home Package, Gulf
County! 3 bedroom, 2 bath
with I acre lot, $,688 per"
month 0 down. Call 850-625-
0311. ltcll/28

For Sale By Owner: Zone 3
1994 28x48, 3.bedroom, 2
bath mobile home. Must be
moved. St. Joe Beach,
$25,000 OBO. Call 647-
3248. 4tcll/14

OWNER FINANCE USED
HOMES What you pay for
rent OR LESSI Call 850-763--
4266 or 1-888-324-1514 and
ask for D.C. ltcl 1/28

New 4 bedroom, 2 bath Land
Home Package. Ready to
move in 3 weeks,
Apalachicola Area. $645 per
month, 0 down. Call 850-
625-0311. ltc11dl/28

SSI/DISABILITY INCOME?I
can get you approved!
$1,000/mo. minimum
income to 'qualify; $250
down, low monthly pay-
ments. Call D.C. Williams at
1-888-324-'1514. ltcll/28

2 ready to move in Land
Home Packages, Panama
City area. 0 down, payments
as low as $599 per month.
Call 850-625-0311. ltc11/28 -
EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfcll/7


Free To A Good Home:
Beautiful small female pup.
Perfect house dog. Just in,
time for Christmas.
Dewormed and 1st shots
already given. Call 227-1472.
ltc 1/28

5 ft. Redtail Boahconstrictor
with aquarium, 2 heat rocks
& heat lamps, $150 OBQ.
Call 227-7953 ask for T.C or'
Samantha. ltc 11/28

Free Kittens to good home, 8"
weeks old, house broke, 2
males & 1 female. Call 229-
7738 after 5:30. ltc11/28

Want. to breed black
Dachshund & Quarter horse.
Have papers on both ani-
mals. Also for sale computer-
ized treadmill. Property for
sale in Wewa near B & B. Call
850-648-2391. tfcl11/7







WindMark Beach: Lot 32,
Water Front, For sale by
owner, $770,000. Call 954-'
609-3040' 3tcll/28

BEACON HILL'S BEST BUYI'
2 $30,000 Lots, with $45,000
2 bedroom, house and like
new quality appliances, large
shed, $83,500. $4,000 down,
30 year mortgage, $500 a
month, available. See at
9142 Starfish now. 1-228-
467-1746 6tp 11/28

By owner: 90'x150' fenced
lot, located near canal in
White .City. Lot faces paved
road. 827-6869. 4tcl 1/21

10 minute walk to beach, 2
bedroom, 2 bath total electric
with appliances, dryer &
washer, Sea Shores
Subdivision. Call 647-3674.
4tcl 1/14


The Cleaning Service/
Respite Care, Linda Mac-
Leod, back doing private
cleans; 4 openings left.
Expanded to include hous-
esitting, fall cleaning, shop-
ping, errands, etc. 8 yrs.
local experience with rentals
& private cleaning.
Additionally will do compan-
ion care. 15 yrs. exp. with
mental health & vocational
rehab. References. 227-
7723. 4tcl1/28

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

Need your house cleaned?
Hard .working, honest &
dependable!! Can provide ref-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. tfcll/7

WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new Paper hung. Reasonable
rates Call Faux-Walls at
227-5197. tfcll/7


_ __ _______


NO PAYMENTS FOR 6.
MONTHS! Buy a new 'home
now and make no payments
till May 2003. Call Nowl '1-
888-324-1514, D.C. Williams
.ltcll/28

Before Christmas Specials! 4
New Doublewides and 2 New
Singlenides on lot. Special
Prices Call 8750-625-03111
MUST GO! ltcll/28

$999 down on doublewides,
$499 on singlewides Home
Only or Land/Home pkgs. All.
applications accepted, even
bankruptcy. Call
D.C.Williamrs TODAY! 1-888-
324-1514.' ltcll/28

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

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.
tfcl,1/7

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bathL air. heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. tfell/7

,NEW 28X80' over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,.
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. 847.900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. Uc, 1, 7

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

UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME .with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 .or 527-1463
,nights & weekends. tfc 11/7

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down; Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
nights. tfcll/7

PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn' key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
tlc 1II,,7I

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES .At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfcll/7


Lot for sale in Mexico Beach,
50'x150' off of Oleander and
Fortner, $175,000. 706-464-
1.670., 4tell/21.

St. Joe Beach- 2 1/2 blocks
to beach. 3 bdrm.. 2 1/2 ba.,
dbl. garage w/lg. attic, priva-
cy fenced yard, 'boat pad
w/elec. & water, approx.
2100 sq. ft. In neighborhood
. of nice homes. By- owner -
$232,00Q. Call 647-2504 or
e-mail jmer@gtcom.net 4ol/21

$999,999 will buy you a,:
beautiful 5 bedroom home on
the beach. The beach and the,
beautiful blue-green waters
of the Gulf are visible from 4
of the 5 bedrooms in this'6
. year old, deadhead cYpress
home. Call owner at 650-
648-5840, :Mexico' Beach,
Florida to get a guided tour of
this beautiful.home. tfcll 1/7

MEXICO BEACH 3 bed-
room, 2 full bath, huge living.
room with 11 ft. ceilings,
Italian tile, newly renovated,
2 1Y2 ,blocks ,from beach;
$139,000.00. Call 850-648-
9054. tfcll/7.

Mexico Beach St. Joe Beach
Homes and Vacant Land.
Ask for Joan Lovelace. Your
Beach Realtor Mexico .Beach
Harmon Realty. 648-5767.
tfcl l/7

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link at capesarnbiaseaJestate
.con'. the natural choice for'
real estate 'at America's- #1
Beach. On the web at
http://www.capesanblas
"realestate.com or call 227-'
5197, tfcll/7

FOR SALE BY OWNER -
38th Street, Mexico Beach.
New Beach side Townhome,
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet,
all new appliances. Gulf.
View, just' steps to beach arid
City Pier. $195,000. 'Possible:
owner financing. .ai. 850-
12!"t*e27 or-770-479-0331.
c' 1* 1/7'

Beautiful Bay Front Lot at
Treasure Bay. Gorgeous sun-
sets and fabulous- palms.
Asking .$205,000. Call 850-'
229-9766 or 229-8211 ask.
for Russ, tfcll/7,

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

MUST SELL: Roomy 2 bed-'
room, 2 bath, 7245 Hwy. 71
inWhite City CH'A carport,,
large utility room, outside
storage building, fenced yard
with above ground pool.
Extra large lit with plenty of
room for adding on. Now ask-
ing $78,000 negotiable. Call
827-2552 after 5:30 pm
Eastern or leave message.
tfcll/7,

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Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfcll/7

Australian tree fern over 9'
across. Would be good for.
large sun room. Asking $150.
227-3329. ltp 11/28
1. in 1 game table/pool,
baskbl, ping pong, etc., $50;
twin: bunkbed; White, $45;
Refr/Freezer, $30, Computer,
i $35; 2 older TVs, $20 both;-
Kids bike. lke new. 830 Call
899-0314.
ltpll/28

For Sale, 2 tickets for FSU vs
FLA.game. Call Lewis Taylor
at 227-1392. tp11/28,

1996 Starcraft Pop-up
Camper; 2 Queen Beds, AC,
Great Condition, $2,800
OBO. Call 229-b666. 2te11/28'

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 2002


PUBLIC NOTICES


'IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, IN AND
SFOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 02-313-CA
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP. INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JACQUELINE MYERS. IF LIV-
ING. AND IF DEAD. THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE. HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES.
ASSIGNEES. LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS. TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH.
UNDER OR AGAINST JACQUE-
LINE MYERS; UNKNOWN -
SPOUSE OF JACQUELINE
MYERS, IF ANY; JOH IDOE and
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated November 12, 2002
entered In Civil Case No. 02-313-CA of
the Circuit Cpurt of the 14th Judicial
Circuit In and for GULF County. Port
St. Joe, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash In the front
lobby at the GULF County Courthouse
located at 1000 .Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd. In Port St. Joe. Florida, at 11:00
a.m. EST on the 12 day of December,
2002 the following described property
as .set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 2. 3 AND 5, BLOCK
4, C.L. MORGAN SUBDIVI-
SION. ACCORDING TO
THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 12 day of November, 2002.
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Circuit Court
by: /s/T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publish Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF COUN-
TY
CASE NO.: 02-272
INRE: MARRIAGE OF
KAREN REDMAN
V. Petitioner/Wife..
vs.
HARRY ROBERT REDMAN
Respondent/Husband.

AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
PETITION FOR DISSOLUTION OF..
MARRIAGE
TO: Harry Robert Redman
Last known address:
348 lola.Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32-',76,.2",f 0
YOU AP HEREBY' NOrTIFFEE'
that an Amended Notice of Action for
Amended Petition For Dissolution of
Marriage has been filed against you
'and you are'required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, If any, to it on
Susan V. Carroll, Attorney for
Petitioner, whose address Is 1803 Beck
Avenue, Panama City. Florida 32405
on or before December 13. 2002. and
file the original with the clerk of this
court before service on Petitioner or
lTirieiaih.el, Ierm iier II .: ill 1o do
|:, \ ,Jel a it .-111 ,e eCTrll(:r,:d h aLnrl. \ U"
f.,r me reli-l Ieir in e, inri 're petition
WARNING; Rule 12.2a5. FIonda
'Family Law Rules, orf Procedure
lf requires certain -automatic' disclosure
of documents and Information. Failure
Si,, 2,:n.:rlpl, c ran -e .ult i- : an,:iin ,
in.:l J, 1-'fc I a 1 d_1,_ l l' -_i nkin .:.l"plr ad-

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this court on November 13, 2002.
:, DOUGLASC. BIRMINGH.AM
S.CLERK OF COURT
By:-/s/T. Knox
SDeputy Clerk ..
Publish Nov. 21 & 28, Dec. 5 & 12,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVI-
.... .. -" 'SION '
'- FAINO. 02-70-CP
-INN RE-ESTSATE 'OF LEON 'CARIO'
DEES, Deceased. "
/
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
*.. LE':-Pi ,:.' F.l-.':5 -,EE.5 d,.e:e'd File
S ui,r,ber ,. "'0 i- pIe; dl, Ir, 'i, .
u;r> nt ,_i,-.ur1 lor ,.ull *.:.urgr:, Fhn.rhl
Prbate Diisionr ne add:i _i of .hl.:l-

G. Costiri Sr. Blvd.. Port St. Joe.
Florida. 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below. .', :
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
S- All persons on whom this notice
Is served who have .:,ble:u.:.n_ that
challenge the validity nii,: mwil the
.' ijd leii'l2 .:.r,_on Ih l ,er: r: tl- rf-pr'?. er,-
=ali..e' ,arcl ,:-c juird lr :rl,:,r ,1" r: ->l-
a. our[ .r re,.,JreJ re f[ e [rln ir ,, n -
:I:,r,s ultl-., ril .:c.urt iTHill rI E
LATER OFTHREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION CF T i.S i._.,TICE ',F. THi Fi 3, I
DAYS .4FTER TIL DTE .-F ,SE Ri E
OF A Ci:'F ,.,F THIS NO,TICE ,'-,
THEM. 1i
A" Al :rcdi t.:.r :.l ine ,J.caen r and
other persons having /claims or
demands .against decedent's estate on
whom a cop, ol" niri: nuoice is served
within three ?1 rrmonhi' alir the date
of the first publication of this notice
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN ,THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATEDATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) .DAYS AFTER THE
DATF OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS rl'TitCE ON THE.1
All other creditor I ire ,e.:eder,
and pers.or.- liang c:laiTmsor dieTianr3.
.oo rainl the ,eceaent e- Iate rru.=t I IIie
ineir clam_- vlth ii?. Court Wi`THi1N
THREE 131 M'i'riTHS AFTER THE EA-TE
*OF THE FIRST FPIlBLICATC'N .OF THIS
NOCTiCE
ALL CLAIMS. DEMANDS AND


OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication ol
this Notice Is November 21. 2002.
Attorney for personal representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe. FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Patricia Lara Noble
7215 Highway 71
Wewahltchka. FL 32465
Publish Nov. 21 and 28. 2002
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-07
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person. company' or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
Two (2) New Fire Trucks
Bid price to'Include delivery, and the
delivery date must be specified.
I Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications for each truck may be
obtained from the Clerk's Office. Gulf
County. Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 (850) 229-6113. ,
Questions should be directed to
Michael Hammond at (850) 229-8944.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this Is a
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,
Sr. Blvd., 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.
BOARDOF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS,
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By:/s/Jerry W. Barnes,
Chairman
Attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk,
Publish November 21 and 28, 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT, COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 00-2321-CA-01
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A
1983 GMC '
PICK-UP TRUCK

VIN.#1GTBS14B4D2517171
/
NOTICE OF COMPLAINT
TO: ANY AND ALL' PERSONS WHO
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE FOL-
LOWING PERSONAL PROPERTY:
1983 GMC S-15 PICK-UP TRUCK
VIN NO. 1GTBS14B4D2517171
NOTICE is given to Sections
932.703 and 932.704, FloridaStatutes
1' 71 inal TIHE 'EF liTMEIrrT -.F
:-n3HWk'A SAFieT. ,lD ijD:OT r- 'II
CLES (DEPARTMENT), acting through
Its division, the Florida Highway patrol,
seized the above-described personal
property on the 11th day of July. 2002,
in Gulf County. Florida. and Is holding
the personal property pending the out-
2:,:nT ol ul" IrlentuIe pro,,.e ,: Nirt 1 1 \l p-:r
_-:,l' ur r.r ealller- e i n a o I-ca m ar c I I',l" r
.: [ In h e -l : u J :.J .:t p ro p e ,.1 i q-, ;,-: uu ,
learirnf ,:or,:errnri tr ie _-i:!e._1 p,:,P.
r I: bi' conl.,:un lie undeilrne.i A

Court o1 the FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
,CIRCUIT in al, lo or Cuill .::.rr, ,r
ih- RICm *Ad .:E. DORAn 20 (r,
in Attol ci enrey General n fir
, proba le : auze if n,:, clahnar ri--" pp:e r
within 20 days; the DEPARTMENT will
'beseehihrig 3 fi rai o ;w.jsr aff.:.rfetur e.
Dated ual; l9th,1da% of ilover.,]t, '.O, &
S R _rpe.:l'ull\, .:ubmlTilni
RICHARD E. DORAN
Attorney General :
/s/JASON VAIL
Assistant Attorney General
Florida Bar No. 0298824'
*, lTi':c ol te [t,,rne, .'. r ral
FL ,01 Tr.,c ap n.:,1.


Publish Nov. 28 & Dec. 5, 2002.,
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the 'Cit, C.-.,rr ml,;I,- ..-i u' l ._h i,' r,.: Port
St. U,:. Fl.:rl.Ji i IU i.netl- ir.- +,r, the
17th. a0a s cl D ---.i, r.- 2,:".) r A 6:00
p.m., EDT, in the regular Commission
meeting room at the Municipal
Building. Port St. Joe, Florida, will con-
sider I.r Ii a.a2 .- i :,r an Ordinance
with Ir, I16i':.ih 0. [ILI-
,p ,lP.,r,.r,:, OF THE
I|T|- ,-.F F.':FT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA AMENDING SEC-
TION 3.02 OF. THE LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TION CODE OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, MODI-
FYING LOT SET BACK
LINES. ALLOWING FOR /
CONSTRUCTION WITHIN
CERTAIN SET BACK
LINES; PROVIDING FOR
RELEASE OF THE CITY'S
INTEREST IN ANY PLAT-
7ED SCT BA,--t: LirJES
FR'.,: C,irj F.OP FEFEi.
':'F .rl, O'RELiil.iCES 'R I
S 4FRTS ,-F O-RDiN._N- E.S
IN l 'CFL'T HEREWiTH i'.
S F.',-.' i iri.- FO'F SE .T-F.
ABILITY AND PROVIDING
SF.,F i. ri EFFE'TP.E DATE.
o All i.'.r-r,.'e i parmru :- are invited.
to attend and be heard.
Copies of said Ordinance are on
file.at the office .:.In me in C ic.-. .r.j
Smay be inspect ',L, i-,ie prbi. i,,- uring
normal working hours.
: i i ,' ,' .I, li (. i
'--F THE i
,'F F>',F T ST i..E

E, z Fra.-ik Paite
M1 a 0. r
C''mini ionrer
All_-. Feauline Pernain i.
CiL. ,uajtor Cler.


PQRT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 9, 2002 SPECIAL BUD-
GET MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Comm. met this date In special
budget session with the following
members present: Chmn Carmen' L.
McLemore. Vice Chmn Jerry W. Barnes
and Comms Billy E. Traylor. Carl W.
Fox and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were: Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy Clerk
Towan Kopinsky, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Becky Norris. Chief Admin Don Butler.
Administrative Assistant Debbe
Wlbberg. Admin/Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells,
Building Official Michael L. Hammond,
Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona. County Planner David
Richardson. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Extension'Service
Agent Roy Lee Carter. G.I.S.
Coordinator Penny Ford, Gulf County,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin.
Maintenance Superintendent Steve,
Mork. Road. Superintendent Bobby
Knee. T.D.C. 'Coordinator Paula
Pickett,. Veterans' Service.
Officer/S.H.I.P. Admin Bo Williams.
Water Dept. Supervisor/Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer. Sheriff Frank
McKelthen. and Sheriffs Office Capt.
SJoe Nugent. -
Chmn McLemore called the
meeting to order at 5:00 p.m...E.D.T.
2002-2003 TENTATIVE BUD-
GET "
McLemore called for public com-
merit regarding the proposed budget
for fiscal year 2002-2003.
Charile Weston presented a list
of proposed budget cuts for the Board's
review. Barnes reported that Mr.
Weston, Bill McGee and Don. Butler
had a meeting regarding this handout.
Mr. Westonreported that the citizens
- are concerned about (1) appraised
property values. (2) taxes, and (3)
County budget expenditures, and
requested that the Board review this
handout and attempt'to reduce the
village rate by 1/2 of a mill. McLemore
also requested that the members of the
public visit County Depts, to become
aware of their needs and of the services
they provide.
Traylor reviewed and discussed
a budget reduction proposal from Gary
L Ross. as Chmn of the Gulf County
Republic n P ,rr, ,.i-r .'ii.:. i: : f
.-ic ff l ,"I tr linr Ir .i- l .:..i UJ l_: i:.l .

Sheriffs budget (Fine & Forfeiture
Fund) by '$40.000.00 for the new
Deputy for the Cape San Blas area. Fox
seconded .the motion for discussion.
Srli:r-ll .fk r .1 iti.i,, reported that a zone
rI.u-l t.- .a-d.:1- o South Gulf County
(will cover several areas) for safety pur-
poses, he'will not be hiring a deputy
Just for Cape San Bias. After further
discussion, the motion passed 3-2.
with Barnes. and Peters voting no.
FB J r.,:rar. ,r,1,:.r: >.," ,ir *ce 'pro
" p.:.:,',.+l .dia et l-l h,:hl' rn re. lue-j .
re:ei.eI-J i'.-.m o ,' d rpi i.re. d : I,:,-
were made from the; requested.
arni,:rlu-:l he r que: -e,:l r r.- dlei-:+2ar, 1
decrea -,- tr',- rJ e- .. a1,:.: the
board:
1CLe(: tlOrel lhe. pai .:.d th ,='." l 1 ,
and motioned to reduce the Property
Appraiser's budget by the amount
added to fund the hiring of an addi-
tional. person.' Fox seconded, the
motion. After discussion that work
loads ; are increasing due, to
.,ir,.nr, Ci.,,'r Lrc.:i:.r, in Gulf ,'c..ui ,.
he rril.1. .n fai' l 3 to 'illh
McLemore and Fox voting yes.
McLemore then motioned to
r.:dU.:e r'he T:., ..._t:,ll.:+lr uaLe .'
:.'I r lOul t ..La -i 1I.: lur Lthe rir-ir.e :.f
Er,'l I.:liaIU. I'I l pers...n .rl F.:.s eJ+:.: .l-.
e.-a dh-e l .:.tlO,- o t,-\l :r *al; : u .: .:,r, I',a.'
work loads are increasing due 'to
'r,:,, i-, .:,,ri, ~ .:.r, Ir, ,Luli County.
Ire i-. .-i, 1, il .3 to 2., with
McLemore anao .:. .:.lig ., '. BEarnes
returned the-Ci :,..- 1: 1 .l,:L ,,- ; -
I Peters discussed the need. to
reduce" th b'dtidget, aind prteseniteqOhe :
following 'proposal for. line Item
decreases: "
BCC-Professional Services
Engineering. $ 20.000.00 Travel $
10000.00; .County Admin-Other
-Current Charges & Obligations $
6,000.00 Travel $ 2.000.00; County
Attorney-Professional Services-Billings
$ 5,000.00: Risk Management/Human
Resource $ 27.015.00; Work Crew-
Tools & Small Implements $ 5,000.00 -
E'quip ',rt n 7 ,., ,'2-,:uaricy
,- ltb .r .:1.- ,, :,,, .: -_ -'" i ,, ;
F'lranini 1 building -' C, alior, '51I
Bick 1 '2,'0000 Tr j l., I ,,00 ,,
Gas & Oil $ '1,000.00; Ciullp-,nr.i
1.000.00;- County C ;. I-..:.u:
M r,1 a :,r,:. i-: F..F p rj lj,

I .-. unr,.b llir, v .e a
r_" ,'_ "'_lll ,' '.:,u r, r, FI r,... i;
Professional Services $ 18,000'.00;
South' Gulf County E.S.U.-New
Equipment n 1 000 0n C,:t.' 3,er.i+c i
'. .' l "-l c rr, H. 1,r. 'epr -,Al.3 -:.
S i i '.' .blic Works-
*' '. .'_,: u.:,- SIll E a+21 r, ,l,',l"I l ai,-l,
M la ,.,r ii tr e l_ ..= =" .= :ui" ,',:.ur,r,i
SE.M.S.-Vacation Sell Back $.2.700.00'-
Repair of Equiprment $ 5.000.00:
H u ri r, 5cr i.:': i '
aie. a 3.r.: 3 C rC .r1e,. Eq iJprmen
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Sh-eri -Fuel ,: I :: ':..0 :r.:..pt.. r
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3,000.00; Special Projects $ 50,000.00;
Reserve for Salaries $ 46,000.00 Road
Dept. $ 65.000.00.
ndThere being no further business
and upon motion by Traylor, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 6:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE. CHMN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRM-
INGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 9, 2002 REGULAR
MEETING
The Gulf Cou'nty Board of
County Comms. met this date In regu-
lar session with the following members
present: Chmn Carmen L. McLemore,
Vice Chmn Jerry W. Barnes, and
Comms Billy E. Traylor, Carl W. Fox,
and Nathan -Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Tine .tn., .l:fi-rira i..l.
Douglas C. Birrin.-iam ur, c'leti.
Leanna Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Budget
& Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief
Admin Don Butler, Administrative
Assistant Debbe .Wlbberg. Admin/.
Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Building Official Michael L.
Hammond. Building Inspector Brad
Bailey, Code Enforcement Officer Tony
, Varona. County Planner David
RIchardson, t : Emergency
Management/911 Coprdinator
Marshall Nelson, Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffin. Extension
Service:Agent Roy Lee Carter. G:I.S.
Coordinator Penny Ford, Maintenance
Supt. Steve Mork, Road Supt. Bobby
Knee, T.D.C. Coordinator Paula
Pickett.. Veterans' Service
Officer/S.H.I.P. Admin Bo Williams,
Water Dept. Supervisor/Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, and Sheriffs
Office Capt. Joe Nugent.
Capt. Nugent called the meeting
to order at 6:01 p.m., E.D.T.
Barnes opened the meeting with
prayer, E. i -.- :Ler:.,e ld I i,-- Frielee of
Alleglan:e I.: ile fia
CONSENT AGENDA
Traylor motioned to approve the
Consent Agenda, upon correction to a
court ordered p. men ri iTin l-'h .i
McFarland ( 4-'+ .' r,,,ul. I.e 1.-..ui-iert
-S. Sombath.i Fc. ;e,:.:-.a.i-. 'r.n
motion, and It passed unanimously.
1. Minutes-August 27. 2002-
Public Hearing-H. V. Recreation
Complex August 27, 2002-Public
Hearing-Dead Lakes Park -August 27.
2002-Regular Meeting
'2. Bid. Advertisements-Landfill
Tractor & Financing
3: Court Order-Payment to
Attorney Timothy J. McFarland (Dyer *
#01-270-CF $630.00 to be -paid
from Account #61021-31000) -.
.- ,, e r R. F .enr : rrt. _E:.:1
be paid from Account #61021-31000) -
Payment to Attorney Timothy .J.
McFarland (Nelson #01-270-CF *
$795.00 to be paid from Account
I'il i '.I.iitotl ., m en st t,: lor e .,
I lm ,:,rr, .i t.1,:F rlhnd II-i,, e, nOS
e ..1u.r 5.- _'" .1 10 I. pal.a ll'm,

4. ', Grant Amendment-
Wewahitchka E.M.S.. Rural Matching
Grant. (#RI002) ,
5. Invoice-Bay Medical Center-.
H ,-,:F W `-_ I 3i 020 o 7l ) 7 t.-.
County Attorney Tin ohb, l'Ftl,,-I2
(August, 2002 I 7625:,' ,I o i.. be I- d
from' Account #21314-31100) -
Election Systems & Software, 'Inc.
(#492366 $57,302.50. to be paid
f.-.:c. -,>2.:,.,u rii "a l l """4'006 l
Furar.. C :,our e- Rtp:runI,' I5r I.:c I4,'I
0 '- .6 ,, 5,24 ,',,) a43_ 6 0., 2a.,
1, 1 3 9:, 4J B C, ', 2 02' E' .40: --.
/ #479 09-03-02 $24.00 / #480 *
06-09-02 $33.28' to be paid from,
various C uc[ F,.porter linre ':.in.:l
6.. ..lob rr,:,unr:ee n-, t- F,,:,.-
Dept. Laborer .
7., S H I F -Pe-haii :.r ,
.A i-.l.r,,:e.TrJ er n SIA r.',:i '"i
5ut.a-drir, aii.:.r, Agreement-Teresa
(Fuseller) Burns/The Bank .
8. Special Projects Payments. as-!
foi)ows .-..,-- ,,. .....--- ..-- ..-.- -
Dist. 1 DalkeltA Fire Dept.-
Freezer $ 700.00 :'
Howard. Creek Fire Dept.
$1,000.00 (Correction to 8/27/02-
H.V.F.D. s/b H.C.F.D.) ,
VFW Post No, 8285,
(Wewahitchka-Veteran : ..:.riu r'.: Ir
S$1,000.00 (Account -2 I I 46,0C. I)
Dist. 2 Creek Stop & Dell-Work
Crew Lunch $ 168.45 (Account
#21111-46002) ,
PUBLIC HEARING-LAND USE.
CHANGE ORDINANCE / C & S
DEVELOPMENT'
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider adop-
tion of a proposed land use change
ordinance for Parcel ID #03362-000R
& #03324-OOOR,. McFarland read the
proposed ordinance by title and called
for pu':li: ,:on r,' Tnre,r: i.e'r, no
public ,oi'r erFt Ei arr,c r: .l.'orie-.l to
ado:pit ih,- kll,.,ng or lrirn :c f.-r ,: N S,
uc.el.,-rop rni Tr.,Ir -e.:.,nde.l me
rrmoi.Ou:.r, andj ii pa3 _ed ur:'ninoa:n :l,
:I'RF:e.iriA r': f .',-' "i.' .,: iar I1l,.i
F Li."i'C HE.-,FiPrJ,-L,Aii c _' 1
CHia CE *.'_FL'ir',,AE P ,':cF.ES5

Pursuant to advertisement to
h.:.la pu, IlI. l'afrinff tI.:, ,:,:rl ide," 5 pro-
f,.':.i lanIr. u -. .: arifn e -:.., r. r, e for'
property I,:-.:mie., in Se:l,:ir, 2
Townsh.i a ih hf5i: -' : ,
McFai- r,,f. ,.-e. r me :r,:p,,:,-e ,ral.-
nance r .r : iji-d I":,.i- fr : ,i"-:. mTienrl
There beI,t r,. o public : :,:,Treniei
Tr a,i.:,r r,,:. ,r ed i:, ad,:, thl e f,: lhlk ,lr,2
:.diri,,, :. l'..,- r Pro.re.;: C le. g., F.:.
seconded he mriol:or., and i pa al
h'C, ,rn- n '- i
E.D.( TI-. ,AAT_.lEITF TiNFFQTITP-t
fIt ltlCOMIPAIA


Butler discussed a recommenda-
ilinr, made by the Economic
Development Committee regarding tax
Abatement for Redllne Equipment
Company. Barnes motioned to begin
the ordinance process to grant a tax
abatement (100% for 10 years) for the
Redllne Equipment Company. Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. .
AWARD BID #0102-37-SOLID
WASTE/PUBLIC WORKS PICKUP
TRUCK
Butler reported that the Solid
Waste/Public Works Dept. recom-
,mends that the Board award bid
,.Q :.. 3- (pickup truck) to. Cook-
-" rier.e-j. Ford. Peters motioned to
award bid #0102-37 to 'Cook-
Whitehead Ford (low bidder), in the
am.:.,-arn 'if $17,638.00 ($54.Q0 C ci.
u.. I1,:,r 1a 200? pickup truck i.:.r rr.e
Solid, '', r Fu ,ll.: '.c' t ,,pt.
Barnes .:.: r,.e-. rji e r.'.:,oior c a-d It'
* passed unanimously.
COUNTY INSURANCE-R.M.A.
QUOTES
Butler reported the Clerk's:Office
received insurance quotes from Risk
Management Associates today, and
recommended that the Chmn call a
special meeting after the Insurance
Committee meets and has a recom-
mendation for the Board.
I PLANNING & BUILDING DEPT.
TRUCK-STATE CONTRACT
Butler reported that the
Planning & Building Dept., would like
to, purchase a truck through the
Florida Sheriffs Association .State'
Contract from Champion Chevrolet, in
the '.amount of $23,339.00. Upon
motion by Peters, second by Barnes,
and. unanimous vote, the Board
approved this request,
AWARD BID #0102-35-ROAD DEPT.
TRUCK
,Roa. -.,ap r ,ie rep.:orr,-.j tiaL
r.,e I.o, d t..JJe i.:r m e l -t:.r pI ,:l.,ap,
*. ,: i R :, ...:, ". er r. F,.. L... ,|i in--.
.ll.er., da:re I 6r3-8 weeks. He.,also
reported that Tallahassee Motors has a
pickup truck in stock, and.the cost Is
only $729.00 more 'than Cook-
Whitehead Ford's bid; After discussion,
Fox, motioned to anar.a c.ia i ,i'i .':'
to Tallahassee 'I1 Ic.,: II 'i, unounr-
of $14,791.00 trin it...:1..) for, -"a.3 ,
pickup truck for the .Road Dept..
Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.,
BUDGET/AWARD PiE' "Il,- w r .' -.'
DEPT. TL.:r..
Upon recommendation by Knee,
Traylor motioned to carry-over funds "
fr. mne .2001-2002 :Road Dept.
Budge I,.. ure 2002-2003 Road-Dept.
Budget- by resolution to purchase a
pl:.: up l.r' .l I I r -.'- '. i ',r .ell ., ,t
Barne_ .+,:.r, ;,, i-e m U.:i a- it ,
p. ,,:.r, ,i: :.: .rr, n er,, :,n t., F',-e
Brnel-e: notir.or tO. 1 a ar d r ':II'. '
-. 1 I:r 5 2001-2 I2 4-r.[ pl.:ir.'i, iar2ih [E.
c'.iOh.V.Tiiehecd Fod in the .2me..iun
,f E 4 ,::, il, t idder I' r hi
. F".:. d ,L'.plt Tra.-', I:. *e.:-:,r,' d ,e ,
nlr au.:,r na it pa::. ur a- ....llTl.lal.,I ..
'BuDGET-.';,'-LiD\',LASTE F,_BLiL ;
V.':.Er DE PT
Upon r'c.:nimera-LI.:.n b,' Public
vi.,-. t,'irect.io:r riearer ,.C:.rtn Fox
riil, lOned t.:. ,: rr,.:. cr 'ur, .- c,, ,'e:,-
i-,e r,. vp th+2 ",,:.f i oaJl t I ,:, the
ll'2.-i' i .:.iid :. Fu i .: '.'. r-
Dp BudE',.' Ic pur'.:l-a.c:v r,-e p.:I up'
lracK a, ar3-ea I.Ir Bid ',) 10 '-.s7 1,7. 1. )A
14' ;.: [or dellt er I to --_.::.. .'il t,-rd e a,
Fo, a in ire t -,d.u ri .:. I I 7 .
plui ea4 V:l i --r l.g r. 1u| 1ii..1, bid

motion, and it passed unanimously.
2002-2Q003 TENTATIVE BUD-
GET '
Norris stated that $113,000.00
was placed in Reserves for employee,
raises. Peters :'i' a ,a I f- .0
0 ..aula ,::.er the eniph).:,ee ra_:e- Il .i r

Norris include deductions of
$46,000.0Q for employee raises and.
$65.000600 from, the Road Dept's

'-t:-Cu-: +,-+'* rr, e I,.: a,1 C:pl J B.a,3get pI -.d the
additional funds requested for the
2 20 03 fiscal year. Traylor stated
that the'Board should hear from each
of the depts affected by Peters' pro-
posed budget .:Lt( BD..:.- diiu. 'e
the budget pF,:-t:.. al ..a- :r..'ei h .
ed to the Board from Mr. Weston. and
he stated that the Board should review
It.
SALINAS PARK-SHERIFF SUB-
'i,-Tiuf, tIJ r, ," ,
Barnr: ali:u;:e'l bu ldi,-' a
S-l'eriffl utMi.orn n tLhe zalinrai Park
proper, r,d dil.::u l:'d a lgelorin E'.,d
appr.:-. al Ior IbuL -'Er to ,ut.mi 3 liter c.
the u S Cep[ -.i ire i -ri,.or reque-
irn their perr,,i i.:.n Bunler ir.-F:rredl
th:at the eipt. l jr i- eri.:.r ar- dv.' i prop- -
err. .1 iuli" L. ner '.:-. ,on: fri.:',
S irna:I P:arp ilan'd iranr Ior r,:.re ,.u:r-
a p,.rp, .:.-: 'Onij an.a rJi e ,._-urIa .. a ?
granted an amendment to that agree-
ment to construct .the fire station on
Ltr properr, ar. n'e thl-,'.n r.:-u:e-r. to,
i..I.:,,:e .] .ir, _e rr g app;,: l ,lT-Iro en. ,
Uep, *:.l [ne i: r io. r: r. a noenr:l trip'
azf .:erl-n. lo -:ori- r.ru:l 3 r iril'l .:u .t
la-,I u +on on e po|pfe-rr, P,- trw .,:,o d.
tire i'.ru.:n. 1nd i, pa:-ed -jr.inli.
mously. -
S. -TT F- EY'S FEES
Barnes mr-.:.i...n, r.dv, pa., 'an
IF i..-. irom LF ", L- i Fiir ir, n the
aa.:.uri o '" _, ? : 4 f.:,r hi; q:i. on
the Smurflt-Stone Container litigation.'
Peters seconded fhe motIori for discus-
sion and, after, -discussion' regarding
the City of Port St. Joe and the School
'tc.r.,I p7.ii. a pr -O ra' r p.:.rul: ., l Il :
Irn o l:c ie iThi O2..A n lailda 1 .:, .IrJ-,
Barnre: .a F.ieei s ; rLi I,.r Tra,I,:. ,
iT,.tloric., to p., I 01 Ue inr oi.:e
($18,541.08) and to'request that- the


City of Port St. Joe and the School
Board to pay their share of the remain-
ing amount. McLemore requested that
McFarland submit a letter to the
School Board and the City of Port St.
Joe. McFarland stated that the letter
should come from the Chief Admin.
Office, as his recommendation is that
the Board pay this Invoice. Traylor dis-
cussed working further on this Issue.
2002-2003 TENTATIVE BUD-
GET
Upon receiving a total from
Norris on proposed reductions to the
2002-2003 tentative budget. Peters
motioned to reduce the 2002-2003
proposed budget,, in the amount: of
$359,015.00. Barnes seconded the
motion for discussion ,and, after dis-
cussion, the motion failed 3 to 2, with.
3a r,: an.1 Fe-er. ...ig yes. Curtis
L. f a.ppe-ruL t.el'.ore re Board to dis-
r : -: 200- .-"'. '. pr .f-posed budget,
stating that the proposed budget is
increasing by 25%. He also requested
that the Board'hold increases for each
dept. to 2 1/2 percent, and stated that
. Mr. Weston is -willing to assist the
Board with the 2002-2003 proposed
budget cuts:
REFERENDUM-SPECIAL PRO-
JECT PAYMENTS
Peters discussed public input
regarding Special Projects ($25,000.00
to each district), and motioned to place
the following question oh the November
ballot. "Do you agree with each County
Comm having a $25,000.00 annual
Special Projects Budget?" The motion
died for a lack of second.
MOSQUITO CONTROL-WHITE
CITY,
Marion; Hough appeared to
thank Fox for not allowing the mosqui-
to control truck to spray, near 'her
home.
'HOLINESS CHURCH-WHITE CITY /
PUBLIC ROAD
Hough appeared to discuss the
new Holiness Church In White City,
and 'stated that this church has alsb
ar ea a _.:h.:ol _ine requested .that
tnme B.: ara :ri ,. tir support for this
new school.,. Upon Inquiry- by Hough.
Fox, stated that County Road 20, is a
public road., Hough discussed .the,
problems I' riln 'the con .i,unr'.,
regarding .-ne'-, er-. of the 1-olir.: -;
Church being told not to walk'down
this road. Fox stated that he was not
aware that this was an Issue.
.EFEr.1':,,-'*\ EF'Er.TeCF 11
Ti.: i...ar.J -:' ed rrl ,r .:eremo-
ny will ,take place in front .of the
Courthouse on September 11, 2002 at
8:45 a.m.,.E.T. ,- .
CHMN-BOARD', OF COUNTY-
COMMS
,McLemore stated that the term
of the Chmn is at the discretion dof the'
Board. Peters ,motioned -to remove
Carmen L. McLemore as (Chr,in of tl-h.
Board of County Comms. Tre mou:,n.
died for a ed. f 'ie.:.rnd
LLE..E A-RF.EEMlENT IT
.i'-.SPHFiH B.i rilu-.L'.lE SIiETl
:ar.:.I.,n Lee ,01 the St ..i,. eph
B'a Huf,imane i,:,er, appeared .o d .m-
c:u := Lhe l11bilir, inzurancr e Lrl[ 1.?
r, required in i ne le.ie agreemiTni F'eP-er
motioned to, approve the $1 million.lla-
bllr'. Insurance police for the St
* ,.I.._eph F., HumFre S.o,1..bIa., t'rr,
,e+2,re.I ire rili .1i arid iI .- 1
unanimously. .
TAP FEES-STOMP
Patrick Stomp appeared regard-
Ir mtne leilter re r ,iTAmited 10 ir, -e
B i:,-i. d1,--:U debt _ier'.ice ircin urr-.d t.,
tri'e pre i:' pr.-ipe,-r, o .- er maL t .'.E r'.
chri:ed r,.,. nii r.l+2Lerr. ,re .[M ed d-,at
L11-1 i, -lad 1 i, 51 'rI ,J, di.:u ede i Uili
issue, and the Board motioned not to
'refund Stomp. Peters then 'motioned to
.refund Stormip tre ,-one, that was'
charged to himr, I-r a pre lI:uA owner's
debt service (water bill). Barnes sec-
..',,-.3 he -noii,, : C I- di.:u i.-.,n aind
al'er ,l_::u :l.:.-n a u Lu ne [,:,,: U,:,A f a di
iF,'i iJ-'ere ,re In l on_, ,rF IJe iprop.er.
n, re m,:i, ,r, 1 :i rj i, 2 Fr, Feier;
..and Fox voting yes.
Tnd .re eF.~r ..:. further business,"
,,-..''~',r r-.:":.r- r-y Fox. second by
- Traylor, and unanimous'a Vvte"tld"
meeting did then ad fir.at.6:44 p.nl.;
E.D.T.
CARMEN L. MCLEMORE, CHMN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRM-
INGHAM. CLERK .
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 SPECIAL
MEETING
The .Gulf County Board of
County Comms met this date in special
e:i: r. ib.J-, Lre following members
prce-nv' C1ri in C,-iarme,n L M.:Lemore.
'.l,:e Fr ,in Jerr, Barne andr
Comms Bill., E Tir,- r entered -ra
4:46 p.m.), C;rl F, anaro jhan,
Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney' Timtuci, i.l,:Farland, Clerk
Douglas C Bfli-rminargm Dep.Fr, .Clerh
T-:..an .oplirl:., Eeput,
Cle,- Fudiei & Finance Director
E. :, I'orri Chief Admin Don Butler..
-Administrative Assistant ,Debbe
"'.v ,,Ec r Building ,'ic'ia'l aMi, ri, L
i-miie.+-2r. Buildirn inr pecltor Brad
b jic., Coae En-F .rir erit ,,fi,.:er T.',n'
I r.ona C:urr, Planne-r E-a.I I
PR.: .rir._on +2ild '.aste iM, +uitro
Control oi recr,:- r .Joe ':infaord. T C'C
2.:..:rain .r11 Pr a Pul FeLen veterans '
e.r .-:e ll'lfi.eri H I FP A an ri 'Bo
,. Illli ', i -l%' ter Dept.
S'upe' lir Fubli.: .':.ork. Director
C.eri- l Ilie- cer .,,,l -herilTs 'Office
'- ap.t Joe rjugenr r .
McLemore called the meeting to
order at 4:30 p.m., E.D.T. ..-

i.ipe ,-n mou.:.i t. Fr.. -er:ona b,
E'rr-e: anri ur.nrirllOu:" 14 'I1 .'- rne
B..Jr.J ap.coe.e3a Ie Iol61. .in :pe:lIA
p r,:.le .:]i pr in H.rm ett
i',r I e,*c' ani .nka Hlin 5 .:hool


Girls Softball $ 500.00
High School Girls Bask
Wewahitchka High Schi
Football $ 500.00; Wei
School Boys Varsity Bas
(Account #21111-4600
Dist. 4 Norris
Scholarship Foundati
(Account #21111-4600'
COUNTY INS
RENEWAL QUOTES
Butler discussed
the Insurance commit
most of the renewal quo
acceptable, with the
Buildings & Contents.,
list of proposed reducti
coverages. Following
Barnes motioned to n
decreases In the Btilld
coverages, and to accej
renewal quotes. Fox
motion, and It passed u
0).
Buildings & Contents R
Location
Reduced
.Amount
Old Gulf County Courth

$ 50.000.00
Fire Deptartments
$ 75,000.00 /
Wetappo Recycling Cen

$ 11,070.00
Salinas Park
$ 160,000.00
White City Boat Ramp
$ 20,000.00'\
,Land's Landing Boat R

$ .00.
Highland View Boat Ra
$ 10,000.00 .
Dalkeith Recreation Ei
$ .00
Highland View Boat Ra
$ .00 ,
Gaskin Wayside Restroi
$ 30,000.00
Industrial Park
224,000.00 $ .00
(bu, ld r,_ : -
)b. 'i-i d ial
$ 50,000.00
Renewal Quotes:
I) Workmen's C
Risk Management.
$193,368.00 '
ill Buiidine ,rid
1 -naL .e -Tien -.-'_Ci al
I'", 0''"':' ':":' .e;,au.:ltbl
BEF,-,FE ,A80 E ELlu
III) Comprehen
Liability-Risk Managem
$41,500.00 ,
,. IV) Al
Management Associates
V) Mobile I
Management Associate
Buildings & Contents P
VI) Ambulance
Attendants .... M,
Management Associate
C':.rnp'c
VII) Public Offici
'irI= -: n F_ l

SVIII) Public Ermp
Bond-Tax Collector-
Insurance-$ 113.00
LI Mrney, and St
Tat Colie c tor -IFI irei.a

range fr2,nm m F I o'.l20 1
XI Fublich EmpI
B.n.Ina-.'ie-r of r, e Cue
Fr n, i nsuranc e # 30' 0
XI) Money and Se
Clerk of the Circuit
:,L'ue ,c Cijue--F.rIo '1
..:'oul. rwrin e I'ron a2'":
'iin l ,jater _S.n ,e



ati on Tr ),1. -.r -:r.
Fnarl lneurar,nce-.p)o 4 o

Farm Insurance-k96.tm

.O Ca 4 .' .I' I L U I T
il f. ,-,i,:E '..iE-'

Butler presented
from Tri-State RoadwAy
the amount of $51,7
received a $6.750.00 c
original bid amount). Up
dation, Traylor motel
$50,000.00 to Tri-Si
Specialties (withhold $
final cleanup) for cons
Dead Lakes boat ramp.
the ,T.:.u.,n and it passe

TOURIST D
COUNCIL (T.D.C.) / AD
BIDS '
Upon recomme
Butler. Traylor motive
T.D.C. to purchase a v
seconded the motion,
unanimously. Upon mo
second by Traylor., a
vote, the Board agreed
receive sealed bids for
T.D.C.
Lpo,,n re,:,:,mmn
a3dtler. u 'o moF'lou bl
:ece i'.c :eaiea bid_ i'or _i
Counr, pFark'. a.: reque
Fe'er -econdrtded rLne r
pai e. uhin 3Ir.:,u].,
l'por. recom,me
Butler, Fox motioned I
receive sealed bids for
media kits on compact d
ed by T.D.C. Comm Ba
the motion, and it pass
ly.
There being no fu
and upon motion by Bai
ing did '.her .iouin
.E.D.T: i. .- '-
SCARMEN L. MCLE
ATi'EST: DOUGL
INGHAM; CLERK.,
PORT ST. JOE, F
SEPTEMBER 17, 200
MEETING
The Gulf Coun
County Comms anet thi


:; Wewahitchka clalbudget session with the following
etball $ 500.00; members present: Chmn Carmen L.
nol Boys Varsity McLemore. Vice Chmn Jerry W.
wahltchka High Barnes, and Comms Billy E. Traylor
seball $ 500.00: (entered at 5:02 p.m.). Carl W. Fox, and
) Nathan Peters, Jr.
D. Langston Others present were: Clerk
Ion $ 400.00; Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
4) Towan Kopinsky, Deputy
3URANCE / Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Becky Norris. Chief Admin Don Butler.
i a meeting of Building Official Michael LJ Hammond,
ee, stating that Building Inspector Brad Bailey, Code
rates received are Enfortement Officer Tony Varona.
exception of County Planner David Richardson,
He presented a Gulf County E.M.S. Director .Shane
Ions on various McGuffin. Gulf County, Extension
discussion. Agent Roy Lee Carter, Solid .
lake the listed Waste/Mosquito Control Director Jop
ing & Contents Danfbrd, Veterans' Service
pt the following Officer/S.H.I.P. Admin Bo Williams,
.seconded the, Water Dept Supern.'lior'Public Works
unanimously (4- Director iral.i Shciarer Sher' i F.ai,..
McKeither., lna aheilJl' i'171Ti.:" Capt
educations : Joe Nugent.
Current McLemore called the meeting to
order at 5:01 p.m., E.D.T.
Amount 2002-2003 TENTATIVE BUD-
house GET AMENDMENT RESOLUTION
$ 294,300.00 Upon discussion 'by
Birmingham, Barnes motioned to
$ 300,000.00 adopt the following resolution to
increase Cash Carried Forward for the
Public Works Dept. and Road Dept..,
ter Fox seconded: the motion, .and It
$ 110,696.00 passed unanimously.
Ri-'LLrTI.'rJ NO. 2002-27 (on.
$ 221,089.00 file)
FINAL PUBLIC HEARING/2002-2003 TENTA-
$ 99,000.00 TIVE BUDGET
Birmingham reported Ithat the
amp 'tentative County-Wide village is cur-
$ 53,240.00 gently set at 6.5750 (4.8351-General
I Fund/1.7399-Flne & Forfeiture Fund),
imp $64,250.14 and each dependent fire district Is at
S6 .5000, which Is a 13.68% increase over
nt the 2001-2002 Aggregate Rolled-Back
qpt $ .9999.00 Rate of 6.1405, He stated some of the
reasons for the pr,!.p.:-ed irncreae in
amp $ 5.000.00, the budget Include Le : ic.i'h .:.arr,
forward than last year, less State
om $ 74.750.10 Revenue Sharing, Increase In' Health
Dept. Aid ($34.745.00). Increase in
(contents) $ Local Library ($43,545.00). Increase in
Long-term Dent, Li.abilirc *c.;t
($119,600.00), in:rea'ed s-'uppon. f.;r
Court-Related func:ri'r Ii'F:'nilt i
255,277.00 Attorney), overall Increases in dept.all
budgets, and Increases in Life. Health
& Dental Insurance for additional per-
Compensation-. ,sonrel I "- 00iC: 01:
Associates- ,-jliterdidc ilonr Brneue reic.eed
r ne propoed u ige ,ir: presented b,
C.:o enr ; i_:F i Cnarlie t et.:.n -e'. ton thanked
e_: -L-; C.:-,e n -i ]arnes for re. lewing rais 11.:i am Iin_
el PF.1-IE I :hat 11 i. difficult o tell .thich budget
,,-TI-,r ,. "" are'grant-funded and which are fund-
isive. General ed through ad valorem taxes. ,
eht Associates- Peters then presented the pro-
posed budget reductions for considera-
utomobile-Risk tion:
s-$58,000:00 ) Board, of County Comms:
Insurance-RIsk Professional Services Engineering
s (included in #21111-31100 $20.000.00; Travel
olicy) #21111-40001-5 ($2,000 each)
, Drivers and $10,000.00 '
alpractice-Risk eer r,,,u:nre.J t.: po e tre.
s (Included in reduction. ard e r tin, n died .or
eral Liability lack -I f '-.ec:rn Tru ior then;,
motioned to reduce Professional
F Services Engineering by $10.000.00.
als .Errors and Peters seconded the motion, and it
SManagemnent p,:.i r,ar,'ninu-i. l -
r "" Zt C+2'U 'I-n ,1,jmnlr ,-,L.n,:r *In u rrei'.
loyees Honesty ,'h rg _- ,-,r.a, .or,. i L 1 .4C- :.:"
-State Farm '.:.,'.:',:. Tra.el 0il21 4,.:A' a
2,,-,0,2' 00
e,:uriues Bo nd- Feier, motzin.nea noi ppro, e Lh t.e
Le u : of redu:ur, :-. a the rduioi.tr .diedi h ,r
liho le _.,lbl. i,41 ,a
3) C.untr ,mli.:-rne' Pr,:..i;.ioril
i.it'-.; o Y "tr .ei Servlces-B'iiii;u a2i i2 14-3 ,.0 S
uit '.,un-at.ate 5,000.00 '
S -Upon motion by Peters, second
ecurties Bond- by Fox. and unanimous vote.' the
Court-Florida Board approved this reduction.
'uie. al.'ailable, 4 P, nageer, H
"3. Resource 2' 1 -6 7 f, '0
in bond-State
(, Peter- m O',tr. rcr, IE.:. ar.-if:-.C Lh h
reduction, and the motion dfed for lack
pt. Bond-State of a second. ,
5) Gulf County Work Crew: Tools
yl:r,:,l *h.- e ._,:l. ,' l ; l, 1 iT,plien..er.'i :4:7.j.-. r.1.il
SIS Il I e. c i ,0 0..'.'i,' '.1' L ,' ipienl "
L.A t.:. f ,.,T 5 0-4 3 -. -, :: ..'. I .I evn45i, S,: 'a
S 7,500.00 : ,-
an Invoice (#1) Feter .i,.io.r.ed +,I a'pproe the e
y Specialties, in reducto... ia 6i-e_ ;e.:o,.nied ihe
772.00 (Board motion for discussion. After discus-
credit from the slon, the motion failed 4' io 1. with
pbn recommen- F'reec .,unr .e
oned to pay o Couior,r, De .eloprmenr .ir,er
tate Roadway F Currernt Ciarge' S. ',.:hl.;. C C',
1,772.00 until S- .4i 2'4i`.,, 0 22 ,0 0 ro
truction of the Ser-i. e, Puthi.s .,G ,: haniter
.Fox seconded #27152-31000 $ 2.500.00
ed unanimous- 1 Peer-incii I. 7,1.feFr
Peter_ mnu.rned l: .pproue utne.e
EVELOPMENT reduciion- i1.:.Ler..,re .i:'ied the
EVELOPMENT Chair ,o rr,ne ar. :e.:nr,ded l
IVERTISE FOR motion Tne minoun pa._ej urnim.-
mously, and Barnes returned the
endation by Chair to McLemore.
ned to allow 7) Plannihng/Buildilrg Dept.:
vehicle Barnes Vacation: Sell Back to County #B3424-
and It passed 12002 $ 2.000.00: Travel #B3424-
tlon by Peters, 40000 $ 1.000.00; Gas. -Oil &
id unanimous Lubricants #B3424-52100 $ 1.000.00:
to advertise to Equipment #B3424-64000 $ 1.000.00
r'.a vehicle for
Sa v Peters motioned to approve'these
reductions. McLemore passed the'
er.d-:.i iin .' ChaIr and seconded the motion. After
ro a ertl:e 1 '-, discussion b, H.2nirord ln moUton
I'- l.ario .sr,'.j failed3to2, ~ih M.:Lemrre nd Peier;
:r'.-I DC T C voting yes. Barnes returned the Chair
mr:no,.r and it to McLemore..'
8) County Courthouse
e r.jati.:n by Maintenance: Repair & Maint.:
to advertise to Buildings & Grounds #26019-46100 $
production of 3,000.00; Operating Supplies #26019-
Usc as request- 52000 $ 1,000.00; New Equipment
rnes seconded #26019-64000 $ I',000.00 .
ed unanmous- Peters motioned to approve these
reductions, and Barnes seconded the
rather business motion for discussion.' After discus-
"nes, the meet- sion, the motion failed 4 to 1. with
at 4:50 p.m., Peters voting yes.
S 9 County Building:
EMORE, CHMN Wewahlitchka Maintenance #26119 $
AS C.. BIRM- 6.000.00
LORIDA Peters motioned to approve this
LORIDA reduction, and the motion died for lack
32 SPECIAL of a second.
10) County Planning:
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3rd "Christmas On The Coast"


Set for Dec.


Santa, Parade, Lighted Boat
It's list-checking time as the sea-
son of joy blankets Port St. Joe
beginning December 6 with the
three-day Christmas on the Coast
celebration. '


Entertainment, shopping, a boat
parade, a Christmas Concert and, of
course, the old guy with the long
white beard and cherry red suit will
lighten hearts and loads as Port St.
Joe turns into a Winter Wonderland,
sans snow, next weekend.
There'll be tidings flowing from
the throats of singers local and
beyond, and it would be a wise man
indeed who puts off his diet for at
least three days.
Things begin to snowball on
Friday, Dec. 6, when downtown
merchants celebrate with Open
House events from 4-6 p.m.
Stores will offer finger foods,
refreshments and special opportu-
nities to purchase assorted stocking
stuffers and tree-worthy wares.
The city's official Christmas Tree
will become aglow at 7 p.m., when
Mayor Frank Pate does the illumina-
tion honors in the park named for
him, with carols, candle lighting,
special music and a Christmas story
devotion providing a soundtrack.
At 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Reid
Avenue will close to vehicle traffic,
the better to allow folks a chance to
get their dogs tired taking part in
that annual Christmas tradition -
shopping.
Vendors will be scattered along


the side streets offering an assort-
ment of treasures suitable for slid-
ing under a Christmas tree.
Arts and crafts will be on display
at booths along Reid Ave. through-
out the weekend.
A carnival offers fun and games
for children of all ages throughout
the weekend at the end of Reid Ave.


6th Through Dec. 8th

Parade, Arts, Crafts, Entertainment, Sales & More


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 jump into
Santa's lap to make a few gift
requests for his later drop down


their chimneys and to have their
pictures taken with the North Pole
resident.
Special entertainment will be
in the offing throughout the day,
provided by, Mary Lou Cumbie,
the First Baptist Youth Praise

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invites you to be their guest as they present
The Dixie Echoes
in a
FREE CONCERT
at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th in the Port St. Joe High School Gymnasium.
Be sure to join us for an inspirational program of Gospel Music!
"Christmas on the Coast"
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CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002 PAGE 5

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Friday, December 6th .
Downtown "Open House" ........ .................................. ... 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Many of the downtown merchants will host special holiday "Open House" events including offering finger foods,
.refreshments and special opportunities from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Lighting of Port St. Joe's Christmas Tree ................................... 7:00 p.m..
Ceremonies surrounding the lighting of the City of Port St. Joe's official 2002 Christmas tree, located downtown .
in Frank Pate Park, promises to be a special evening. Those attending will share in Christmas carols, candle
lighting, special music, a Christmas story devotion, and will conclude with Mayor Frank Pate illuminating the-tfee." .

Saturday, December 7th .
Reid Avenue Wide Open For Shoppers! .......................... Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Yes. Reid Avenue will be open for shoppers-but closed to vehicular traffic Saturday and Sunday!
Vendors will be scattered about in the downtown area offering an assortment of wares. There's sure to be some .
thing you ll need to.take home with you from these worthy locals. Stroll safely and comfortably about the booths .2
and the businesses along Reid.
Santa Arrives by Boat at St. Joseph Pier ................. 10:30 a.m. ,
'The Big Guy '-Santa Claus himself will arrive by boat at St. Joseph Pier in Frank Pate Park
and make his way to Reid Avenue to greet everyone along the Annual Christmas Parade route. '
Annual Christmas Parade ........................... 11:00 a.m.
Promising to be the best Christmas parade yet, this year's will feature floats, bands, dancing girls, horses, the
Shriners, Santa and more!
Kids, Santa and (if you wish) a camera .............................. After Parade Ends .
Bring the kids by for a chat with Ole St. Nick himself under the waning at Your Alternative Salon (corner of Reid *
& 2nd Street). Those jolly ole elves from Faith Christian Academy will be on hand with a camera to capture the
moment for you, if you wish, for a $3.00 donation.
Special Entertainment .... .... ............................ Throughout the Day
There will be special performances brought to you at the intersection of Reid Avenue and Third Street during the
day Saturday. Those scheduled, so far, to share their talents with you include Mary Lou Cumbie, First Baptist *
Church Youth Praise Choir, Pam Nobles Studio (dance) .. and more!!!
Specialties Downtown ................. ................ All Day (and Sunday too!)
For two days visitors and residents can stroll leisurely through the downtown area where beautiful and unique
arts and crafts will be offered for sale. There's always something for everyone in the family to appreciate! *
Lighted Boat Parade on St. Joseph Bay ...................................... 7:00 p.m.
The lighted boat parade will begin after dark, at approximately 7:00 p.m., and will originate at St. Joe Marina
and during its journey can be seen on beautiful St. Joseph Bay-sure to be an oooohh, aaaaahh event that you
won't want to miss! Don't pass up a time to soak up the beauty of an evening along St. Joseph Bay.
',* .Carnival with Rides and Moonwalk Friday Afternoon thru Sunday Afternoon -
At the corner of Reid Avenue and Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Children and adults will
'.' enjoy the carnival rides and festive atmosphere. A moonwalk will sure to be every
S A child's delight.
SSunday, December 8th *
Spiritual Christmas Concert . . . . .... 4:00 p.m.
The Dixie Echoes, one of the biggest names in Gospel Music in the ,
southeast, will bring its own brand of high-energy spiritual music to Port St.
Joe in a concert so large it is being moved to Port St. Joe High School
Gymnasium. The concert is free of charge. ,




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CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST 'THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 20.0.2 .. PAGE'7


Free Dixie Echoes Concert to Close Out Weekend


Long Christmas on the Coast Festivities


As individuals and a group, the
Dixie Echoes have taken home a
slew of Singing News Fan Awards. In
fact, Singing News recently named
the group one of the top 10 groups
in America to have consistently
recorded top 40 songs during a 20-
year period.


Through 41 years, more than 50
albums, stacks of singles, countless
performances and walls worth of
awards, the Dixie Echoes have deliv-
ered spiritually uplifting music to
audiences across the continent.
The Pensacola-based group, one
of the pioneers of Southern gospel,
will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 8, at the Centennial Building, a
lyrical close to the annual
Christmas on the Coast celebration.
The five-member group has per-
formed throughout the United
States and Canada, fashioning a
considerable following for them-
selves with, as their website pro-
claims, "a refreshing vocal style and
a diverse selection of songs that
appeal to audiences of all ages."
A look at their concert schedule
for the upcoming months reflects
their wide fan base, as they travel
throughout the Southeast and
beyond, to Texas, California,
Oklahoma, Maryland, Canada,
Indiana and Washington State.
The group has performed at
such major events at the National
Quartet Convention, the Suwannee
River Jubilee and the Biggest Night
of Song in the World in Bonifay.
The Dixie Echoes have also been
seen on such syndicated television
programs as Sing Out America,
Gospel Music Television and the
Gospel Singing Jubilee, which aired
in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
They have been named Group of
the Year by the Southern Gospel
Music Association, which has also
awarded them Album of the Year.


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This year, the Dixie Echoes have
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Awards, including Favorite Band.
Other nominations went to
Stewart Varnado for best pianist,
Billy Hodges the Horizon Award and
Randy Shelnut Jr., as best baritone


and best young artist.
Bass singer Billy Todd was a
member of the legendary Florida
Boys and was inducted into the
Gospel Music Hall of Fame as a
member of that group.
Todd also received the Living
Legend Award at the Grand Ole
Gospel Reunion and is a two-time
Fan Award winner as Favorite Bass
Singer.
Randy Shelnut Sr., the lead
vocalist, emcee and manager of the
group, has won two Fan Awards in
the vocal category.
Top recent album releases by
the group include Press On and
Reunion.
The lineup is the elder Shelnut,
whose father Dale was one of the
founding members of the group and
who writes many of the group's
most popular songs, as lead vocal-
ist.


Hodges provides
vocals, Todd the bass
Jr., the baritone.


the tenor
and Shelnut


Varnado on piano and Shelnut
Jr., on bass guitar, drums, key-
boards and guitars provide the
accompaniment and musical tex-
ture to the group's energetic perfor-
mances.
As their website trumpets, '"The
Dixie Echoes have become a
respected standard in the field of
gospel music. Their music ministry
continues to play an important role
influencing the performances of
many newer groups who enter the
See Dixie Echoes Pg. 33


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Santa Early This Year


A mail delivery service, with
connections direct to Santa at the
North Pole, has been placed at The
Star (209-211 Reid Avenue) for
kids to mail those all important
wishful letters-and now's the
time to get started writing yours!
The letters will be sent to
Santa, who will personally answer
all correspondence which contains
ea self-addressed stamped enve-
lope. The letters will then be for-
warded to The Star for printing in
our Christmas issue (December
19th).
The deadline for mailing Santa
letters to receive a reply from the
jolly old gentleman will be 5:00
Celebration of Lights
in Mexico Beach
On Saturday, December 7th, the
annual Christmas Celebration of
Lights will be hosted by Special
Events for Mexico Beach, Inc.
Held at Sunset Park, next to the
El Governor Motel, the festivities
will commence at 6:00 p.m. CT, and
include the arrival of Santa Claus,
singing of Christmas carols, hot
apple cider, cookies and the official
tree lighting.
All are encouraged to attend and
bring in the holiday season beach-
side in Mexico Beach. For more
information, please call 850/648-
8196 locally, or 1-888/723-2546
toll free for folks outside the calling
area.


Support your local merchants
they suP


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p.m. on Monday, December 16th.
So get busy writing kids!
Annual Wewa
Christmas Parade
Set For Dec. 15th
Wewahitchka will hold its
annual Christmas Parade on
Saturday, December 21. The parade
has a reputation for being one of the
finest in the area.
It will begin at 5:00 p.m. CT, at
the intersection of River Road and
Highway 71, and will run northward
through the city to North Court
Street. Come enjoy the many
entries, including the Shriners'
entourage. .

Mexico Beach
Decorating Contest
Judging Dec. 16
The Tourist Development
Committee invites the entire com-
munity of Mexico Beach to partic-
ipate in its annual best-decorated
contest, which will be judged on
December 16. Both a business
and a residence will be selected by
the panel of judges (from out-of-
town) to carry the title of the Best-
Decorated location in Mexico
Beach. These winners will have a
sign placed in front of their busi-
ness or home and will be given
recognition by the local media.
Please call the Special Events
office at 648-8196 or 1-888/723-
2546 by December 13 to register
your home for the contest.


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Boats will light up St. Joseph
Bay Saturday night as area
boaters compete for the best-lit
boat honors


Cindy Sullivan & Lynda Bordelon
Invite you to



1.
The Lily Ptd
Fine Jewelry Depression Glass
Gifts & Gift Baskets
Gourmet Foods
Antiques
tDrop in, prop up your feet and relx with
A cup of our Qourmet coffee,
Imported tea or
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322 Long Avenue 850-227-2222
Open Monday Saturday
10 AM -7 PM


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'-C~fRISTMAS"0N TrlE'COAST *rHURSUAY 1OVEMH'ER28,-202-T PAGE 11


Gulf County $$Dollars$$ Can

Make That Perfect Christmas Gift


Gulf County $Dollar$ will be
available again this year and make
the perfect Christmas gift for your
hard-to-buy-for friends, and family,
boss or co-workers.

Alltel Helps Salvation
Army Gather Coats
ALLTEL, in partnership with
the Salvation Army, is collecting
coats to donate to area children as
part of ALLTEL's Call for Coats cam-
paign.
"Having a warm coat to wear on
a cold winter day is a comfort that
most people may take for granted,"
said Major Gene Gesner, corps offi-
cer of the Salvation Army in
.Tallahassee. "Yet in reality, many
area children do not have coats or
continue to wear the ones they have'
outgrown. We are very grateful for
ALLTEL's willingness to help in the
,effort to provide children with
much-needed coats."
Individuals can donate coats at
any ALLTEL retail store from now
through December 12. ALLTEL will
then present the coats to the
:Salvation Army.
"Answering ALLTEL's Call for
Coats is a simple way to put the
warmth back in the holiday season
for area children," said Carlvin
.Steed, ALLTEL's vice president and
general manager for the Florida
-Panhandle market area. "We hope
,everybody will take a few minutes to
stop by their nearest ALLTEL retail
store and donate any coats they no
longer use or consider buying a new
,coat to donate while out Christmas
shopping."
ALLTEL in the Port St. Joe area
is located at 200 Reid Avenue.


The Gulf County merchants'
promotion is in its third year and
has been a boost to the local econo-
my by encouraging shopping in Gulf
County.
Gulf County $Dollar$ can only
be spent at participating business-
es. They are available in denomina-
tions up to $25 and are also excel-
lent gift ideas for birthdays,
weddings, showers, etc. They are
available at branches of Capital City
Bank, Citizens Federal Savings
Bank, and Wewahitchka State
Bank. Once purchased they can be
spent just like regular money.
Any Gulf County business wish-
ing to participate in the program
merely needs to pay a small fee to
assist with promoting the program.
Contact the Gulf County Chamber
,.of Commerce or the Port St. Joe
Merchants' Association for further
information.

Mexico Beach Police
Again Providing
Christmas Wishes"
The Mexico Beach Police
Department will again be donating
via "Christmas Wishes" this year.
If you know of any needy fam-
ilies who are in the Mexico Beach
area and are unable to afford food,
or toys for their children this
Christmas, please send names,
address, clothing/shoe sizes, and
ages in writing to "Christmas
Wishes", c/o Mexico Beach Police
Dept., PO Box 13425, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410, or fax to 648-
4579.
Thank you, and Happy
Holidays from our family to yours.


At Buzzett's,
we offer only the best in quality gifts.
Toys
Books
Games
Magazines
Nautical Gifts
Carlton Cards
Russell Stover Candies


Buzzett's Drug

D;, Store
Quality Pharmacy Service Since 1951


202 Monument Ave.


(850)


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SCHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002 PAGE 13
CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002 PAGE 13


Christmas for Kids Expands to Senior Citizens


Many elderly

also don't have

a very merry

Christmas

The "Christmas for Kids" pro-
gram is taking on a new dimen-
sion of service this year as it
expands to serve not only chil-
dren, but also elderly men and
women.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens, Arvida, Knights of
Columbus and The Star
Publishing Company are joining
together to sponsor this year's
community-wide program. This is
the same program that has been
held in the past with the elderly
included this year.
According to Gulf County
Senior Citizen Director Jerry
Stokoe, "There are lots of elderly
who live alone on small fixed
incomes and barely make ends
meet. The expansion of the pro-
gram will not only continue to help
kids who may not otherwise expe-
rience Christmas, but reach these
men and women who never really
have a merry Christmas also."
Last year's program was an
overwhelming success thanks to
the outstanding generosity of con-
tributors from throughout the
community. Over 220 kids were
served and $11,000 in donations
and toys were contributed (toy val-
ues were estimated).


Over $1,500 has already been
graciously given to assist the pro-
gram to date. 100% of all gifts
received will be distributed to the
children and adults served
through the program.
Donations may be mailed to
the Gulf County Seniors Citizens,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Donations may also be
dropped off at The Star on Reid
Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
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.


W.- Meic Bec


Mi Mexico Beach


Harmon Realty, Inc.

BARBARA G. HARMON Broker/Owner


ANGEL
ASSOCIATES: Charlotte


1402 Hwy. 98


Mexico Beach, Florida
* Mexico Beach, Florida J|^


850-648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959POOKIE
Sanford, 850-647-3609 Joan Lovelace, 850-874-4906 (Pager) Regina Capps, 850-648-4489 Barbara Mannon, 850-647-5004


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GULF FRONT
3 BR/2.5 BA Townhome with
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garage.




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104 South 31st Street $325,000
Beachside 2 BR/1 BA gulf view cot-
tage on 75'x105' lot.


315 Nautilus Drive Sea Shores Subd.
$289,000
3 BR/2 BA Custom home with pool
in picture perfect sitting.
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1004 N. Highway 98 $285,000
Gulf view tri-plex general commer-
cial on corner lot.


9118 E. Highway 98 Beacon Hill 412 A & 412 B 7th Street Commercial/Industrial Opportunity
$225,000 1302 A Highway 98 $159,000 $149,900 310 Georgia Avenue $129,000 9108 E. Highway 98 $450,000
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across from dedicated beach, home completely furnished. 2000, short walk to beach. eled in 98.
Come spend Christmas at the Beach!
Check our web site for availability. WWW:MEXICOBEACHPROPERTIES.COM
The Sales and Rental staff at Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc. wish each of you
"A Very Merry Christmas" and "A Happy New Year!"

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St. Joseph Catholic Church youth prepared thousands of toys for distribution last year. Over 220 kids
had a brighter Christmas thanks to contributors who raised $11,000 in donations of cash and toys.


Watch The Star


for further updates!


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*EZ-VueT Meat Pan
*Fixed Gallon Door
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Power CleanTm Wash System
*2-4-6 Hour Delay Wash Option
*Any WareTM Silverware Basket


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Christmas Tree Decorating Tips


Did you ever wonder why those
beautiful Christmas trees in store win-
dows, magazines and floor displays
looked so much different than your tree
at home? Why they reached out and
made you stop and stare, ohhh and


ahhh at their dazzling glimmer? Did
you ever examine these exquisite trees
for ideas and when you tried them at
home it just didn't look the same?
Here are a few tricks of the trade in
decorating Christmas trees!


Selecting a Tree
Remember it will have a visual
impact and be the focal point of your
room throughout the holiday season.
The size of your tree will partially
be determined by how much space you
have in your room, but also keep in
mind these factors to enhance showing
off your ornament collection. The more
branch tips on the tree, the more orna-
ments you can hang.
If you want an informal look,
choose a tree with long needles and
upswept branches. For a formal appear-
ance, select a tree with short needles
and horizontal or downswept branches.
If you are purchasing an artificial
tree you should take storage into con-
sideration and choose a tree that allows
you to store it with the lights attached.
Lighting the Tree'
A general rule of thumb is to use
one strand of lights per foot of tree. Of
course the simplest way is to purchase a
pre-lit tree that is hinged for easy stor-
age. But if you are starting from scratch,
remember the lights should be strung
throughout the tree, not stretched over
the tips of the branches.
Tuck your lights around the trunk,
weave them in and out of the length of
the branches to give the tree depth.
Keeping the amount of lights uniform
throughout the tree is important.
Adding Garland
There are several ways to place gar-
land on a tree. The most traditional is to
swag your garland, beginning on the
bottom, at the back of the tree. Swag the
garland from tip to tip, using 12" to 20"
swags, depending on the width of the
tree and then twist the garland on each
See Decorating Pg. 22


Merry Christmas from Everyone

at Billy Carr Auto Sales!
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CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002 PAGE 15



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The Ship Store at the Port St.
Joe Marina is your
headquarters for Christmas
this year!


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M men's Shorts .............................................. 24 2 799
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Men's Long-sleeved Fishing Shirts ......................... $3599
$40 retail 49
M en's Fleece Jacket ................................................ 3 6
$67 retail
Girls & Boys Winter Parkas.... ................5........ 1
$40 retail
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$40 retail $3 199
Women's Terry Zip-up Jackets ..............................
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Women's Terry Drawstring Pants ........................ 2699
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Women's Long-sleeved Cotton Shirts .................. 2099
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Women's Hooded Fleece Jackets ............................ $3799
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Women's Reversible Fleece Jackets ...................... 56 0


Choose one of these great vehicles -- -j-
or select from the variety on the
lot-with new ones arriving daily!

2000 Dodge Intrepid ES
Leather, Power Windows, Power Locks, Cruise, Tilt, 38,400 Miles

1999 Jeep Cherokee Limited
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1995 Jeep Wrangler
66,000 Miles, 5 Speed, Clean

Enjoy Christmas on the Coast


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Port St. Joe Marina
Logo Items
Caps & Visors $12"
Men's Knit Shirts $3999
Men's T-Shirts $1899


Gift Certificates Available
Gift Bags and Baskets for Him and Her T
Pictures, Books, Cards & Novelty Items, Too

How about booking a surprise fishing trip
with one of our experienced captains as a gift.


Register for a


$5000
Gift Certificate
With Every Purchase. To Be Given Away
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For Your Fisherman!
Large Variety of
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Marine Supplies
Sunglasses


Open 7 Days A Week 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The Ship Store @ The Port St. Joe Marina
340 W. 1st Street, Port St. Joe
227-9393




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create
SSpecial
Memories
With
Your
MFamily


As we begin this often
hectic holiday season, take
the time to celebrate it
with your family. While
many presents we give last
but a few days or weeks,
the time we give lasts a
lifetime.
Join The Bank in celebrating
"Christmas On The Coast"


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2002 The St. Joe Company. Arvida Community Sales, Inc., Licensed Real Estate Broker. "Arvida," "St. Joe" and "Taking Flight" stylized logo are registered service marks. "WindMark Beach" is a service mark of The St. Joe Company. Prices,
plans, uses, dimensions, specifications, material and availability are subject to change without notice. Illustrations are artist's depictions only and may differ from completed improvements. Arvida and St. Joe do not
guarantee the obligations of unaffiliated builders who may build and sell homes in the WindMark Beach community. Ownership of a residence at WindMark Beach does not grant any use of or access to any clubs owned
or operated by Arvida, all of which may require the purchase of a separate membership pursuant to each club's rules. Eligibility to join a club depends on its rules, which are subject to change. This is not an offering
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S- .. .... Christmas on the Coast Thursday, November 28, 2002 Page 19


Go ahead...

build your house on the sand!

or move into


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Decorating --rom
Pg.e19
tip. The swags should become smaller
as you go up the tree.
Other styles are to double swag the
garland with one row falling lower than
the other or to spiral the garland at an
angle on the tree.
There are also many types of gar-
land to choose from: everything from
traditional berry or gold leaf garland to
elegant vintage blown glass beads,
stretching your imagination with
designs of fish, sporting equipment or
gumball garland.
Using Filler
Filling the spaces inside the tree cre-
ates an enchanting look from the inside
out. This is the step that many house-
hold tree decorators don't know about.
Filling inside spaces adds interest and
compliments the overall mood of the
tree. You can use ornaments, ribbon,
garland, fruit, toys, mirrors, small gifts,
cards or pine cones, whatever fits your
theme.
Theming your Tree
To make a strong statement, it is
important to choose a dominant subject
or color for your tree.
Most trees look best with a balance
of texture, shape, size and color but this
should be tied together with one ele-
ment being dominant.
For example, if your existing orna-
ment collection has no theme, you can
create one by introducing a significant
quantity of one color or shape.
Design Repetition
Establishes design and can help cre-
ate the theme of your tree. Using differ-
ent shapes in the same color or repeat-
ing the same texture in different colors
also works.
Past blending with the nostalgic
toys of Santa and Friends or the elegant


old world sporting look of Stag's Head
Inn and Pine Tree Lodge. The key is to
keep your theme in a basic motif-out-
doors and nature, angelic and romantic,
folk art and handcrafted, Western and
Southwest, antique glass and heir-
looms, nostalgic and family, etc.
Hanging Ornaments
First you must determine how
many ornaments you will need for the
size of your tree. While it's not an exact
science, a rough formula to achieve the
look you'll like for your display is
approximately 40 ornaments per foot of
tree. For example if you are decorating a
7 foot tree you will need about 280 orna-
ments.
You will also establish symmetry to
your tree by hanging the largest quanti-
ty of ornaments first, then the next
largest and so forth. Be sure ornaments
are suspended and hang freely so they
are not touching other branches.
Shiny finishes should be hung
before matte or soft finishes, and bright
colors before muted colors.
Each size, shape, texture and color
should be distributed over the entire
tree. Larger ornaments should be placed
on the lower part of the tree for balance.
For dramatic effects you can cluster sev-
eral ornaments, combining different col-
ors, sizes or shapes in one bunch, bound
together with ribbon or a bow. These
can be placed symmetrically through-
out the tree or joined and placed as a
swag spiraling the tree.
Another. important decorating hint:
a faithful decorating staple, especially
with glass ornaments, is green coated
ornament hooks with two different
lengths for an assortment of height
when placing ornaments, which adds
dimension. I prefer the green coating
because the wire seems invisible against
green tree branches. The best thing
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you get it home until the holidays
are over.
Regardless of the type of natur-
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imported fir, pine, spruce, or a
native Florida red cedar-you should
select a fresh, well-shaped tree.
Before buying, decide where you'll
display the tree, so you'll know
exactly what size to purchase. If you
plan to put the tree in a corner or
against a wall, you might buy one
with a bad side, and save a few dol-
lars. It's important to shop at a
Christmas tree lot where the trees
are well displayed, so you can really
see what you're getting for your
money. Once you find a fresh tree of
the right size and shape, you need
to know how to take care of it prop-
erly.
If you buy your tree several store it outdoors in a cool area
days before you plan to set it up, under shade or in a carport. Cut the
tree stump at a diagonal about one
S.. -- -' inch above the original cut, and
place it in a container of water.
A IC When you bring the tree inside, saw
S-- 4' the stump again, this time squaring
"i/ off the diagonal. This creates a fresh
.... wound which helps the tree take up
water through the stump. Now place
ri! Lthe tree in a stand that holds water.
.- Be sure you keep the stand filled at
S. all times. It's surprising how quick-
9 ^ ^ ly a good-size tree can take up a
X \' ^ quart of water. So, check the water
e, ,-, level at least once a day.
Place your tree in the coolest
part of the room. Keep it away from
"' 4 things like fireplaces, radiators, air
'- ducts, even tv sets. The heat from
,, these can cause the tree needles to
t dry out and drop off very quickly.
X |I Proper Christmas tree care is
^/1 T. only part of the story. There are cer-
|L* tain safety rules you should follow
carefully. Never use candles or any-
l* thing with an open flame on or near
the tree. If you are using electric
lights, check them over very careful-
I. -, ly for loose connections and worn
wires. Don't overload your electrical
circuits. If you must use an exten-
\' sion cord, run it out of the way of
foot traffic, and be sure it's heavy
^1 enough for the current load. Always
'l turn the tree lights off when you
leave home or go to bed.
Buying and caring for your
?T 1 Christmas tree may not be the
S_ weightiest problem on your mind as
SV we move into the Christmas season.
SBut, if you plan to have a natural
Christmas tree in your home this
A year, you'll need to give some
./ thought to both subjects. Keep in
too', mind that a fresh tree with good
'5/- shape and sturdy branches usually
temet. will make the best tree for display-
th others. ing and decorating. Make sure you
keep the tree in the coolest possible
"ted --FAS T! f \ place, and that you water it every
day. Take the time to properly care
'itment! for your Christmas tree, and it will
reward your efforts with radiant
beauty throughout the holiday sea-
t, son.





PAGE 24 CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28,2002

Try This Holiday Dessert


Caramel-Apple
Pecan Tart
Enjoy this season and spoil your
family with one of America's favorite
flavor combinations. For many, nothing
tastes better than apples and caramel,
and this dessert takes advantage of
some of the convenience products so
readily available. This home-style tart is
casual in appearance, but very rich and
"gourmet" in taste. Don't be surprised
when you're asked for the recipe.
3 1/2 cups Pioneer Buttermilk
Biscuit & Baking Mix
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream*
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine,
melted
1 can (21 oz.) cinnamon-apple
pie filling
2/3 cup caramel-apple dip
(usually found in the produce section)


Decorating-from Pg. 22
about these hooks is that you can pinch
and lock them so your ornaments won't
fall off the tree.
Dare to be Different
One reason display trees grab our
attention is because they dare to be dif-
ferent. Decorators have used actual
wood chairs, footballs and sports equip-
ment, garden rakes with vegetables,
bouquets of dried flowers and fancy
hats blended into the branches of their
trees. Adding bold new ideas makes the
tree fun and it is certain to create con-
versation.
If you want to decorate your tree
with ornaments your children have
made throughout the year, be imagina-
tive by adding stuffed animals with


1/2 cup pecan halves or pieces
In mixing bowl, stir together biscuit
and baking mix, cream and butter
until pastry dough forms a ball. Turn
out onto surface dusted with addition-
al biscuit and baking mix. Knead 7 to
10 times. Roll out to a 15-inch round.
Fold into quarters and transfer to a 13-
inch round pizza pan or baking sheet
coated with cooking spray. Unfold on
the pan. Spoon apple filling over pas-
try. Place teaspoonfuls of caramel dip
over apple filling. Sprinkle pecans
over top. Fold pastry dough toward
center over filling (about 2 inches).
Bake at 400 for 20 to 22 minutes or
until golden brown. Makes 12 servings.
*Substitute 1 cup milk, if desired.
Any time, any day, everyone loves
cookies-so make these Chewy
Caramel-Apple Pecan Cookies to
serve your family. This oatmeal cook-
ie uses dried apples and.caramel can-
dies to create the popular autumn
taste combination.


Christmas ribbon, train sets, favorite
storybooks and rocking horses. Fill in
with ornaments that complement your
child's interests. Make the entire tree
your children's story with their person-
al belongings. They'll love it!
Another interesting way to high-
light favorite or heirloom ornaments is
to use motion. You can also add magic
to your tree with the liquid motion of
Bubble Lites. First appearing in the
early 1940's, these colorful fluid lamps
have again become a sentimental
favorite, reintroduced in a variety of
colors and styles.
Balanced throughout the tree,
motion can add an exciting new dimen-
sion to tree decorating.


See Decorating Pg. 34


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RETAIL DRIFT IS COSTING

YOUR COMMUNITY

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS


Retail drift is the
technical term re-
searchers use when
dollars generated in a
smaller community
are spent in a large
community or nearby
city.
A recent major
university study says:
"Small town residents
who leave their
communities to shop
in big-city malls are
committing a form of
economic suicide."
The study concludes
the retail drift is so
severe that it could be
the death knell for
some communities.


Shopping at home
is the only way to
stop retail drift.
Keeping your
dollars at home
ER helps keep your
community strong
L|J and economically
healthy.
It's simple logic.
Your hometown
businesses provide
the same or
equivalent goods
and services at the
same or better prices
with less traveling
time and expense.


STOP RETAIL
DRIFT- SHOP AT
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PAGE 28 CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST.* THURSDAY, NOVEMBER ,2, 9O2


Port St. Joe becomes aglow with lights as most
homes don their most festive illumination for the
holiday season.

A/5,:\ Shop Hours- M-T-T-F: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday & Sunday Closed
Quality Frames & Art Supplies
Glass Mats Glues
PICTURE PERFECT FRAME SHOP
TERRY & JACQUE STAAB 223 REID AVENUE
(850) 227-3444 PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456


108 First Street
Port St. Joe

S.... ::- --- 227-3500

' Beluga Cafe & Catering offers an all-around
superb dining experience
S*Lunch* Dinner Brunch/Lunch i
I Tuesday-Saturday Thursday-Saturday Sunday
11:00-3:00 5:00-8:00 10:00-2:00
K $4.95-$6.95 $9.95-$12.95
Beer* Wine Cappuccino*

' Celebrate the holidays at Beluga Cafe. Book your parties now. '
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220 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe


229-7777
Charlotte Stevens, Owner


10 & 14 kt. Gold
Silver Jewelri


1/4 ct. Diamond
i'ng or Pendant
reg. $129' ................now $99


Biirtlhstonec
Ri & ~Earrhiiqs
$39"-'-S799-5


Bracelets
$29 &up


Las'- a wavs
with
I()",, down


Diamnomi Enaiiig
$99 &up

It do SpeclinICOrde'rs


1 ct. Rin
$399 & up


10-20% off
Dia mond Rin'gs
selectedd rravs)


It's not the stripes that's

making Santa look so trim...
It's all the good things ..
he's cooking with that he
got at Nature's Perfect
Foods in Port St. Joe! .^
We've got all the
ingredients for a great,
healthy life:
*Grain, Dairy & Meat .
substitutes for special
diet requirements.
*Health & Sports
Vitamins,Supplements
& Nutrition products.
*A wide variety of -,
teas (Great gifts!)
*Pesticide-Free, : -
organically grown ,, ,
products! --
..-i ^ '.. Or, if you want a quick, healthy lunch, eat here.

NEW! PIZZA! Meatless Chili!
^^ ,Fresh Ingredients So Good You'll Swear
like Whole Wheat There's Beef In There.
l'ike a W h ole W heat A nd just 80 calories in
Free Range Crust & Organically And jua bi bowl Usuallyories in 2
grown toppings a big bowl! Usually 2
Turkeys soups. What a Lunch!
No Steroids! Try One of Our Delicious, Freshly Made Sandwiches.
No Preservatives! Don't Forget Our Juice Bar!

Good Health Doesn't Mean "Taste Free!"

Nature's Perfect Food


Conveniently Open 7 days a week
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., central time


TOUCAN'S

GIFT SHOP


Third & Williams, Port St. Joe 229-1382


812 Highway 98 9 Mexico Beach 9 648-5861





CHRISTMAS ON THE -COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER-2, -2002" PAGE 29


Holiday Word Find Corner
Here are two separate puzzles to challenge your word find
abihlities. See how many words you can lluncover. Thcv
go backward, forward and diagonally. Good Luck!


ANGELS
BLITZEN
CANDY CANES
CAROLERS
COMET
DASHER


DONNER
ELVES
FROSTY
HOLLY
MISTLETOE
ORNAMENTS


PRANCER
PRESENTS
RUDOLPH
SANTA CLAUS
STOCKINGS
TINSEL


ALPINE
BINDINGS
BOOTS
CHAIR LIFT
FALL
GLOVES


INSTRUCTOR
JUMP
LESSONS
LODGE
MOGULS


PI .OW
POLES
RACE
SLALOM
SLOPE
SNOW
T B T
E E D
BAR

B T I
A A A
L F T
E L N

O H 0
A NM
I T S


Visitors will enjoy browsing
along Reid and the side
streets for that special item
to keep or give this holiday
season.


Let Us take over your shipping headache I |
Star Shipping
At The Star Publishing Company U
209 Reid Avenue 227-STAR


PARKERR REALTY
Sof MEXICO BEACH, INC.
'Selling Sunsets for 56 Years"

1-800-874-5073 or 850-648-5777
P. 0 Box 13123 Hwy 98 & 31st St., Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Aii Me',icBeajch tacatcon; carm e-mail: sales@mexicobeachvacations.com

"IT SLWRYS 4 WtIIE C ORISIiA S 4 Il EM 1I!"
eCeerate the Hoidaaq it yo"rw new Beac etaw


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e .-o.: *:.. ..,' I. rc.. 1 BR/1.5 Ba unit only
.:'-:. : ih t. o:1,-. ~active tropical decor, cre-
.,1. :.,.j.,,: ,.1 :.-, : :..nters and wall in kitchen,
b..,.,I b al- :, tra sleeping, in excellent
:,-,d,,:,-, .-. for fun. MUST SEE!!
5157 900.



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210 Gull Aire Drive St. Joe Beach Beautiful 3
E: : t- -.:., .,F.p rox 1570 sf of living plus
1. ._-..-, ined porch, Great Gulf
H .: -, r.ir ceilings garage walk-in
S -. :opet and vinyl, fireplace,
blinds and landscaped. Build in approx 1994 and
has been well maintained and recently painted
inside and out. Gulf Aire Subdv. has HOA fees of
$157 per year, private beach and pool/tennis
courts.$250,000.


S! -g.,-s -------- i-'_I-----.. _,-:..,
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109#4 S. 28th Street Mexico Beach GULF
FRONT CONDO Upstairs apartment in good
condition with breathtaking view of the Beach
and Sunsets! Completely furnished and equipped,
nice covered deck and great rental. One block off
busy Hwy. 98. $275,000.


703 Nautilus Drive Sea Shores Subd. Nice
brick home, has 3 BR/2 BA, living room with
fireplace, large screened porch, open deck
and 2 car garage, large storage building,
landscaped lawn, sprinkler system, fruit trees,
wood blinds, ceramic tile, vinyl and carpet
floors, nice extras. $192,500.


We have many more to choose from.
eat& W f t haWe WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND SAF HMOLU94 SEASON
FILLED WITH PEACE AND LOVE


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(850) 229-9553 1-800-679-4464


Heart s Desire

420 Reid Avenue
Florals, Gardens Port St. Joe
and Gifts Florida
.32456




Wanna Hear 'Em Say

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Or how about a pool heater for

year-round pool fun? Or pool

renovation? Call us for pools,

spas, supplies & service.


Pristine Pool & Spa Supp
A 408 Garrison Ave. (Across from Post Office) 229-POOL (7665)
Compare our Prices With Those
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If you need a reason
beyond our great
food to visit us ..


Our deck is enclosed in vinyl for a
comfortable dining
experience & great view!
..... Our interior dining room is now open!
We cater! Whether you need to feed
10 people or 200, we can provide
everything from hors d'oeuvres to
buffets with custom selections to meet
Your wishes.
Our new Oyster Bar!


Don't forget us for dinner!
We feature Pasta Dishes, Steaks & Seafood.
Our specials change often to guarantee the freshest
seafood possible. For an unforgettable dinner you
can't beat Dockside's menu and atmosphere.

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Happy Holidays Around the World
There are many ways to express the sentiments of the season.
Find out how to say "Happy Holidays" in these foreign languages:


SPANISH: Las Vacaciones felices. Correction Eye Exams
FRENCH: Vacances heureuses. Use up your company's Vision Plan before it expires.

GERMAN: GlLickliche Feiertage. THE
ITALIAN: Le Vacanze felici.
CENTER
NORWEIGAN: Glad Holidayof North Forid
NOWEGAN: la Holiays. Next to Campbell's Drug Store 227-7266
PORTUGUESE: Feriados felizes.

No one should be alone at Christmas.




That's why Bay St. Joseph Care Center is offering several
"opportunities to spend time with our residents during
the holiday season.
*Visit Often.
*Participate in our Yard Sale. Proceeds help make Christmas brighter for
our residents. It pays for the "little things" that are so important, but things
some of our residents often need to have provided for them. Little things
like favorite soaps or shaving cream that maintain dignity and a sense of
value. Time, place and details about how you can help will be announced.
bit. *Our Angel Tree. Pick a name from our Angel Tree and select a gift. For
some of our residents who have no family this is as close to the Christ-
mases they remember as they can get. We guarantee a warm feeling both
the giver and recipient can share. Our Angel Tree will soon appear in our lobby.
*Holiday Dinners. We'll be serving traditional dinners dur-
ing the holiday you can share with family members or friends. Dec emorialService.
*Dec. 2. Memorial Service.
Sharing this small amount of time with them means so much. -Dec. 3. Decorating Party & Residents' Shopping Party
*Dec. 6. Residents' Garage Sale Shopping
Sp Dec. 7. Public Garage Sale
a St. ose l h are C e lter *Dec. 8. Church of Christ Christmas Carols at 2 p.m.
S*Dec. 18. First Baptist Church Hand Bells at 6:30 p.m.
*Dec. 20. Residents' Christmas Party, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.
220 lNTinth St., Port St. Joe 227-8244 -Dec. 25. Christmas Lunch




CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28" 0.02. PAGE '33


Haircuts


Christmas on the Coast
from Pg. 3
Choir and the dancers from Pam
Nobles Studio.
A highlight, literally, of the cel-
ebration figures to be the lighted
boat parade, which will coast
along beautiful St. Joseph Bay
starting at 7 p.m.
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 and ener-
getic The Dixie Echoes will truly
stir the spirits is the gym at Port
St. Joe High School.


"Christmas on the Coast" T-
shirts are on sale at the The Bank,
The Star and Costin's
Bookkeeping. Children sizes are
$10. adult sizes $12.


Dixie Echoes
from Pg. 7
gospel music arena.
'There is little doubt that the
Dixie Echoes will be sharing the
message of God's word for many
years to come. As always, they will
strive to sing songs that reach out
and touch the hearts and lives of
people of all ages and back-
grounds."


for all Santas
Friday, Dec. 6
3-5 p.m.

Play Santa. Do-
nate a toy valued
at $10 or more (or
a $10 or higher cash
donation) to
Christmas for Kids
and we'll give you a haircut for a buck!


Let's see how busy Kelly &
Fay can get! While you're
here, check out N-Style's
selection of hair & skin care
products. Hey Guys! These
make wonderful Christmas
Presents!


N-Style

Unisex Hair Connection
302-A Reid Ave., Port St. Joe 227-9100
Monday-Saturday Kelly, Johnson, Owner


100% of all gifts received will be dis- I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live;
tributcd to the children and adults I always like the gifts I get; But how I love the gifts I give!"
served through the program. -Carolynlls


The Lighting of the Christmas Tree ceremony is special





PAGE 34 CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2002


Decorating
-from Pg. 32
spread out as an invitation for all those
gifts to entice us until Christmas day.
Try tree skirts with matching stockings
to hang on the fireplace.
Many homes use a traditional tree
skirt handed down from family to fami-
ly. If you don't have an heirloom, or
can't find a tree skirt that fits your
theme, use your imagination. Try a
favorite quilt or throw, a poodle skirt for
a retro theme, colorful rugs or
Christmas towels, fabric that ties in with
your ornament color scheme or favorite
wrapping paper.


A children's tree skirt could be
pages from a coloring book the children
colored and taped together. Let your
imagination soar!
Topping the Tree
A tradition in many homes is the
final tree decoration step-lifting the
youngest child up to place a special star,
finial, bow or angel on top of the tree.
This crowning touch creates memories
and makes the statement that the tree is
completed for another season of family
celebration.
Now that the experts have offered
some of their holiday decorating secrets
you won't have a single excuse for not
producing the most unique tree in the
neighborhood.


Special Gifts
for

Grandmas,

Grandpa's,

Mommas '-i

and Daddies

M P Personalized
o A Digital

SU D Color
E S Memories
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Bring in that favorite photo & have it
digitally reproduced on a shirt, tote
bag, puzzle, apron, calendar, mouse
pad, coaster, magnet, stocking, etc....
Great for Gifts.
Advertising
or Promotional
Presentations!


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The Star can set up your business information and art or -. .
photographs in an attractive layout on a variety of digital mediums, -
including brochures, flyers, presentation folders, and business cards. Let us give you a'quole!!
Check it out THE STAR
today at .... E S
Convenieintly located at 209-211 Reid A'venwe Port St. Joe
227-STAR *jax 227-7212


Advertising
Aerial Photography & Web Design
Ard's Florist & Gifts
Arvida/WindMark Beach
Badcock's
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
Beluga Caf6
Billy Carr's Auto Sales
Buzzett's Drug Store
Campbell's City Crugs Store
Capital City Bank
Carpet Country
Century 21-Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
City of Port St. Joe
Coldwell Banker/Forgotten Coast Realty
Custom Cards by Debbie Hooper
Crystal Sands Realty, Inc.
Dockside Caf6
Donna Spears Realty
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
El Governor Motel & Santa's Secret Shop
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
GT Com
Hambrick Realty/Hambrick Construction
Heart's Desire
Melita's Boutique


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Directory
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty, Inc.
N-Style
Nature's Perfect Foods
Needles and Thread, Inc.
Parker Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
Picture Perfect Frame Shop
Portside Trading Co.
Pristine Pool & Spa
Radio Shack
Reeves Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
Roy's
Ryan's Sugar Shack
St. Joe Furniture
St. Joe Ace Hardware
St. Joe Rent-All, Inc.
Star Office Supply
Stitches by Joy-Dale
The Bank
The Eye Center of North Florida
The Port-
The Star Publishing Company, Inc.
Tom Todd Realty, Inc..
Toucans Gift Shop
Wewahifchka State Bank
Wonder Bar


When we think of all the faces we've come to know in the past few
years, it gladdens our hearts and gives us much to celebrate this
"Christmas on the Coast" with you. So to you who have given us
your patronage, we offer our gratitude and best wishes for an
enjoyable weekend celebration and safe, happy holiday season.


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Gifts for the Cook and
Entertainer from Rutabagas
* Barware
* Cookware
* Gourmet Coffees & Foods
* Glassware
* Kitchen Tools & Gadgets
* Wusthof Knives
Our furniture includes a 15
year warranty


Make Tour Child's Room
Really Personal! All kinds of
kid's room furniture!


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A Any Price!
Get A FREE Clear Coat Natural
Finish with the purchase of any piece
of unfinished furniture in our store.
Buy by Dec. 8 and have it in time
for Christmas!
Stains & Paints slightly more.