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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: December 12, 2002
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Mayor to NORAD
S Photos & story pg. 1B

Christmas on the

Coast Pg. 4A

Humane Society Wheels
Pg. 7A

Mexico Beach Lawsuit
Pg. 3A

Law Enforcement Pg. 9A

School Board Pg. 3A

Board Workshop Pg. 5B

Poinsettas Pg. 5B

Obituaries Pg. 8B

School News Pg. 2B

Worship Choices Pg. 9B


Wewahitchka's
Annual Christmas

Parade Dec. 21st
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, and the jolly
elf himself.

Mexico Beach

Decorating.

Contest
Judging Dec. 16
The Tourist Development
Committee 'invites the entire
community of Mexico Beach to
participate in' its annual best-
decorated contest, which will be
judged on December 16. Both a.
business arnd 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 business or home
anrd 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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USPS 518-880


Health Dept. Gets $617,500 Grant



Dental Clinic, Doctor and 2 Physician Assistants to be Added at New Site


by Tim Croft
Christmas 'arrived early for
county residents in need of health
care.
In other words, for just about
every county resident.
The Gulf County Health
Department was notified late last
week that it would receive a
$617,500 federal' grant, which
county officials will use to expand
services and hours at the Health
Department facility on Garrison
Avenue.
"This is a big deal," said Doug
Kent, executive director of the
county health department. '"There'
is no other clinic in the state of
Florida like, (the model we have,
created on paper),."
The federal dollars come from
the Health and Human Services'
Federally Qualified.Health Center
program.
It was one of 42 grants
awarded nationwide, and the only
one in the Sunshine State,' aimed
at creating new health center sites
and expanding capacity at exist-
ing centers in 23 states, according
to the Health and Human Services
press office. .
They are part of a five-year
plan 'from President George Bush
to add or expand health centers in
1,200 communities and increase
to 16 million from 10 million the
number of patients served each
year at those facilities.
The money .could not have
come at a more fortuitous time for
the county Health Department.
The state is projectig a S1 million
shortfall in state health ddars'Tor
the year and the Gulf County
Health Department has had to
shave a half dozen.positions over
the last year or,so.
In mundane terms, what the
federal grant essentially \will do is
help establish a non-profit entity,
St. Joseph. Care Inc., separate


from the health department or
county health committee, which
will ultimately merge with avail-,
able services.
A board will be established to
oversee and provide input as to
how the federal dollars will be
spent. The board will be ,com-
prised of about' a dozen folks,
including a percentage who are
users of the Health Department.
'They "would be advisors to
what needs we have, what the
,community needs are," Kent said.
More importantly, though, the
federal' dollars will permit the
Health ,Department the opportu-'
nity to enhance its 'services.
A full-time medical director, a
general practitioner, will be
brought on board,' filling a long-
time void. at the Health
Department.
Dr. Carol Sutton, who works
closely with Kent and is currently
medical director for a three-
county area in Northwest Florida,
has agreed to take the position.
Additionally, two physician
assistants will be put in place as
well as the ,support personnel,.
such as nurses and clerical staff,
required with the expansion of
medical personnel and services.
"We won't .be asking the fed-
eral money to be used to build
'things but to' expand services,"
Kent said. "We will be expanding
our services, our hours, offenng
evening hours and maybe even
some Saturday hours."
Residents will be able to
receive all their primary care at
the Health-DeparLtme-nt A dental-
cllenic will be established, a first
for the south end of the county.
Nutrition counseling would be
available as well as mental health,
services through Life Management
of Northwest Flonda.
'Bay Medical Center and Gulf
Coast Hospital have both signed


agreements ,to handle referrals
and follow-up cai-e as necessary.
"It's going to open up all the
services you would get at a med-
ical clinic," Kent said. "It's a major
endeavor.
"We had to show it was a col-
laboration from the entire corn-,
munity" to secure the federal
grant.
County health, officials will
also reach out to capture some of
the Medicaid caseload out of
Franklin County, with which local
officials have been working the
past several years.
And this smorgasbord of ser-
vices will be available to all.
regardless of age, income bracket
or insurance coverage. the fees
based on a sliding scale according
to need.
: "If you don't solve the indigent
bare you haven't solved the health
pare issues for your community."
Kent said. "If we all share in the
dream of providing access to
,everybody, the community wins.
"My goal has always been 100
-percent access, zero disparity."
And while the federal grant is
for just two' years,. Kent is opti-
mistic that once everything is in
.place, the flow of federal dollars
will continue downstream to a
small rural county which could
use the help.
."Once you get these things in
place. it becomes a continuous
thing for the community." Kent
said. "It seems once they are gen-
erated they never go away.
"We hope this will be a base
'Ton" the community. This will pro-
vide so many more opportunities
for the public."
Kent. noted that the grant
would not have been possible
without the grant-writing exper-
tise provided by the Big Bend
Health Council and, 'I would not
have gotten this grant without the
support of the community.'
The Health :Department has


90 days to, implement the vision
and 'there are still some logistics
to sork out.
But with BMC having recently
announced its intentions to
undertake a major move into the
area combined with this federal
initiative, health officials believe


they are taking major strides
toward serving the 50 percent or
so of county residents who go
elsewhere for their health care
needs.
For those residents, and the
rest of'the county, it is quickly
becoming a season for thanks.


-- L .I = .' W ." .... L -- '
Mayor Frank Pate kicks off Christmas on the Coast festivities as he
lights up the Christmas tree. Area residents and visitors enjoyed a week-
end of fun and activities. See photos on page 4A of this issue.


Taxable Values Double In 8 Years


olbe, rt Outlines Gulfs Property Value Trends to Kiwanians


i' From left: John Hendry, Billy Quinn, Sr., Charlotte Pierce, Jerry Barnes, 'Brenda Faison, Pauline Pendarvis,
Joyce Faison, Bill Kennedy, Sam Ellmer, Clay Smallwood, Mayor Frank Pate, Pam Selton and David Horton.


NFIF Donates $25,000 to


Lamar Faison Complex


by Tim Croft
Lamar Faison, his family said,
would have felt like he was walk-
ing through Disney World. ,
Soon-to-be-teenager Sam
Ellmer is just excited about the
prospect of being able to play a
game of soccer down the street.
The Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation on
Tuesday formally presented a
$25,000 check to Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate for a soccer,
complex taking shape in the
woods adjacent to the high school
running track.
Actually, Lamar Faison Fields
will be more than just a soccer
complex, though the centerpiece
will be two regulation-size soccer
fields.
The complex will also include
a walking and bike trail, which


one day will hopefully be part of a
network of trails from the high
school to downtown, a basketball
court, concession stands, picnic
gazebo, a field 'house and
restrooms.
"I don't like to use the word
soccer field," said Arvida project
manager John Hendry. "It's a
leisure facility for the. commu-
nity."
And the community, almost
literally, had a hand in its genesis.
'"This has, been a great part-
nership project to date," Hendry
said.
For example, soccer parents,
such as Elizabeth and Tom Curry,
who have worked diligently to cre-
ate local soccer leagues and a
desire for a hometown soccer
field.
Or The St. Joe Co., and the


Gulf County School Board, which
both made donations of land to
the city for the project. '
Or the county and city offi-
cials who have kept the ball in the
air, stoking the flicker of a dream
for a recreational complex into a
blaze.
Or the folks at Preble Rish,
who have drawn up preliminary
designs for the project, and par-
ticularly Bill Kennedy, whose
work in securing a state parks
and recreation grant has been
critical to the project.
There is also GAC
Contractors, another major donor,
which has already undertaken
'land clearing and preparation for
the soccer fields.
And the NWFIF, which pro-
(See SOCCER on Page- 5A)


A lot has been said about the.
dramatic increase in taxable
property values over the past few'
years. In fact, just this year Gulf
County values surpassed the 1
billion dollar mark at
,$1,095,360,389-a 16.05% in-
crease over 2001.
Gulf County Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert spoke to.
members of the Port St. Joe
Kiwanis Club Tuesday and out-
lined the growth pattern' of Gulfs
property values over his 18-year
span in office. Highlights of his
presentation were statistics show-
ing that taxable 'values have dou-
bled over the past eight years,
growing from $550,878,878 in-
1994 to $1.095 billion in 2002.,
Colbert said when he entered
office in 1985 property values
were at or slightly below $400 mil-
lion for the entire county. Over
the next 10 years those numbers
gradually increased' to nearly
$551 million in 1994. He, said
some of the first high sales of
beach 'front property began to
occur along about 1995 and
through X96. Up until then beach
front was on the property tax rolls
at $550 to $650 a front foot
depending on where the property
was located.
In 1997 taxable. values shot
up 11.15% ($66 million) to just
over $658 .million. That was also
the same year the value of beach
front property began to really
impact the tax rolls.
Today most beach front prop-
erty is on the tax rolls at or
around $4,000 per front foot, but
Colbert pointed out, there have
been some recent sales as high as
$7,500 to $10,000 per beach front
foot.
He answered his own ques-
tion, "How high are beach front'
prices going?...I don't know. A few
years ago when they were at


$3,000 a front foot, I'm, the guy
who said--they can't go any
higher."

Over just the past four years
taxable values have increased
approximately $419 million-just
over: $151.5 million in 200Q2
(14.36% increase), just over $72
million in 1999 (11.46% increase)..
"It's an incredible phenome-
non," Colbert said, comparing the
growth in taxable values to
growth statewide.
What all of this means to tax-
ing authorities is that the same
mill of property' tax that was being
levied eight years ago is now
worth twice as much in tax dol-
lars. One mill of taxable values in


1994 would generate approxi-
mately $551,000; today that same
mill will return right at $1.1 mil-
.lion in tax revenues.
The only taxing authority that
has not seen increases over this
time span is the city of Port St.
Joe. As' Colbert pointed out, the
Shutdown of, the paper. mill
caused a major struggle for the
community as personal property
values at the plant have fallen off
from just under $200 million to
slightly under $10 million this.
year.
This -reduction makes the
, increase in property values that
much more incredible when you
factor in the loss of values,
approximately $180 million, from
the mill shutdown in '98.


Gulf to Bay Highway

Meeting December 12


Area residents will have the
opportunity to. get a glimpse of
plans to construct a Gulf to Bay
highway behind St. Joe Beach
and Mexico Beach, at a meeting
Thursday evening, December 12,
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (ET) at the
Centennial Building in Port St.
Joe.
The study area being consid-
ered as an alternate route to US
98 stretches from St. Joe Beach
through Mexico Beach. This is the
area beyond St. Joe Company's
development plans and has been
labeled as Phase 2 and Phase 3 of
a back beach road concept.
Phase 2 study area basically
runs from the eastern boundary
of St. Joe Beach to Hwy 386.
Phase 3 is planned to run from
386 to the western limits of
Mexico Beach.
The concept for this roadway
was birthed during public hear-


ings on the St. Joe Company
development between St. Joe
Beach and Dixie Belle curve.
Much of the public criticism of
that project was concern over
increased traffic and congestion
along existing US 98 as the area is
developed.
Thursday's meeting will allow
residents and concerned citizens
the opportunity to view route
options being considered and
express their views and concerns.
Representatives from Oppor-
tunity Florida and PBS&J
Engineering and Planning (the
study group) will be on hand to
answer questions about the pro-
ject.
The meeting will begin with
an informal open house from 6:30
to 7:30, presentation on the pro-
ject from 7:30 to 7:45 and end
with a public comment session
from 7:45 to 8:30.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2002


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY 44, 4%14 e l0o 1w,4 W4 044 by Kesley Colbert
COLUMN /4


Etaoin Shrdlu Ad Infinitum


We'll Have to


Hunt for Jobs
Drawing and maintaining quality jobs is not an easy task.
Sometimes it seems you take one step forward and then two
steps back.
In the eyes of most economic development gurus it is amaz-
ing how far Gulf County has come in "rediscovering" itself
since the loss of the paper mill and hundreds upon hundreds
of jobs.
Not only was there a direct loss of somewhere around 600
jobs, but the indirect impact was equally as far-reaching.
Since that day in 1998, our community has made a major
comeback and most everyone who wants a job around here,
has one.
Now don't get me wrong. I know that for very many folks
the economic impact of changing from their past employment
at the mill to present employment otherwise has meant a sig-
nificant decrease in pay and/or benefits. But the fact remains
that things have gotten increasingly better in the job market.
I'd like to mention a few things of note that we'd better pay
close attention to if we expect to keep what we've got and con-
tinue on this path of job growth.
The most recent series of events concerning availability of
flood insurance at the Cape and Indian Pass is of utmost
importance; and has the potential to impact 300 plus existing
jobs in the area.
Because no federal funds can be used in CBRA (Coastal
Barrier Resource Act) designated areas, if property owners
can't purchase private flood insurance, in many cases they
won't be able to build in these areas unless they can afford to
pay cash. That takes most people out of the loop and sudden-
ly most of the. construction workers and contractors building
in the area are out of work. .
'No flood insurance means no building for most property
owners. This equals a big loss of jobs for the area.
Ron Morrow, President of the GCCDA (Gulf County Coastal
Development Association) has said the group estimates this
impact could reach as many as 300 construction and associ-
.ated jobs, not to mention the loss in property tax dollars for
the county.
The GCCDA and Gulf County commissioners have already
begun efforts to have the CBRA designation removed from the
Cape and Indian Pass. If successful. both areas would be eli-.
gible for federal flood insurance just like other property own-
ers throughout the county.
Removal of the CBRA designation will take legislative
.action, which means Congressman Allen Boyd and Senator
Bob Graham will be needed to help make it happen. That's
where the fighting comes in to play. If we're going to stand a
chance of seeing this happen, our community has to join
together to show support for the removal of the CBRA desig-
nation from these areas.
Next, the Gulf to Bay Highway public meeting being held at
the Centennial Building on December 12th is an equally
important economic development issue.
Bottom line, one of the top questions asked by folks wish-
ing to locate businesses in Gulf County is, "Tell me about your'
highway infrastructure." The answer currently being given is,
"Two lane in, two lane out, located on the trigger of Florida and
you gotta want to go here to get here." The. Gulf to Bay. High-
way would be the first step toward getting us connected to an
interstate highway system. /
Both of these issues stand to have a major impact on this
area and jobs for local residents. I encourage residents to take
a stand on these issues :and see how they can help-whether
it be to attend the public heating and offer support or to write,
call or e-mail Congressman Boyd and Senator Graham and let
them know we, 'our neighbors, friends, family, .children and
grandchildren want to see the- CBRA designation removed.


I read with more than a pass-
ing interest Wesley's November
14th column. It marked his 50th
anniversary of writing a weekly
article in The Star.
Fifty years!


Here's what I have to say in
way' of salutine such a remarkable
achievement-NOT ME
JACK!!
If anyone thinks I'm hanging
in this writing game for half a cen-
tury they're more crocked than our
esteemed editor emeritus!
I've been churning out these
little blurbs for a year or, so.
now....and I 'am completely and
utterly out of story ideas. How do
you do something like this for fifty
yedrs? Why would you want to?


What would dnve a man to go
beyond his two, or possibly three,
decent ideas that would be worth
pawning off on an unsuspecting
public'?
People. when I told you about
my cat getting sick and my Uncle
F. D.'s wife having those psychic
visions well, you'd heard about all
I've got to say. To stay on., any
longer would .tax my brain and
wear out your patience.
To do this for fifty years is
uncomprehensiblel


And you think back to Novem-
ber. 1952. After you had posted a
few datelines on the Korean "police
action" what was left to write
about? I don't remember any earth
shaking news events from that
penod. I can't think of one single
movie that came out that year.
Harry Truman wasn't' exactly a
fountain of quotes or colorful anti-
dotes. And the Yankees winning
another World Series would hardly
be news....
Listen, you had to be a lot bet-
ter writer back in those days This
whole game is trying to make
something out of nothing. And
best I can remember from having'
lived through'em, "nothing"
abounded in the early fifties.
It's for sure Wes couldn't do a
story about the Star Wars Trilogy!
That is, unless, he somehow got a
premonition from Uncle F. D.'s.
wife! He also wasn't writing about
microwave ovens or belly rings.
And I'd venture to say he wasn't
churning out many tales on Brit-
ney Spears or Barry Bonds! I
doubt he was giving out any dis-
courses on manned space flight
(Buck Rogers could have been an
exception here), the Gary Powers
"incident", Arnold Palmer's. quest
for a green jacket or the assassina-
tion of a young American presi-
dent. 'Course, come to think of it, I
don't remember him taking up too
much ink on Britney Spears today.
I seriously considered going
back into The Star archives and
Pulling out some early Etaoin-
Shrdlu's. But I don't like unrolling
all of those scrolls....
He probably was enthralling
the reader with riveting stories
about the new automatic trans-
missions some of the Detroit car
manufacturers were coming out
with. I'm sure he managed an arti-
cle on P. F. Flyers. Apd surely he
couldn't pass up a tale about all-
the strange lamps Frenchie was
picking up with her S and H Green
Stamps. And most. certainly he got
more than one or two "good ones",
out of some "overhearings", taking,
place on the party lines.
You see, what I mean, about
.having to have some serious writ-
ing skills back then? Man, it's dif-
ficult to make a trip to the barber
shop jump off the pages at the
reader! And you would have to be
a. magician with words to hold an
audience while you wrote about
the big "swamp draining" down
past 16th Street! Or the problems
the chickens are creating up on
Reid Avenue. Or Aunt Molly's trip
to visit her sister in Marianna...
S I wonder if he focused on his
, young children? I know I've gotten
a lot of "newspaper mileage" out of
my two. Come to think of it-I just
now, realized why Wes had ten or
twelve kids! They were more than
sons and daughters, they were
article fodder! He realized early in
his career if he was going to stick
around for thelong haul he'd have
; to "birth" him some stories. It's
amazing what a man will do to
churnout a weekly column!
-See Kesley oin page 3


Sm udgie Follows.


..Like a Little Puppy Dog


DOES A DOG TRAIN people,
or do people.train dogs?
I declare, it could be either
way. .
Take my little dog,
"Smudgie", for instance.
."Smudgie" doesn't do tricks like
"roll over", "play dead", "fetch the
paper" or "go get my slippers".
I don't believe she does any
of those tricks; at least, I've never
caught-her in the act.' She does-
n't even come when I 'call her,
unless she wants to.
I'm not saying "Smudgie" is
disobedient; she just knows what
she wants to do and is pretty
adept at getting that message
across to me.
To begin with, "Smudgie" is
Frenchie's dog. Frenchie is one, of
these compulsive "movers". She
is always moving from this place.
to another. It makes me tired to
even watch her move about.
But, not "Smudgie"I
"Smudgie" takes every step
behind Frenchie, as she moves
about. She follows Frenchie...


well ...like a little puppy dog.

DURING THE SHORT peri-
ods when Frenchie sits down in
her chair, or on the couch, she
has to leave room for "Smudgie"
to lay down beside her on the
seat.
She has ways 'of making
room for herself to lay in.
If "Smudgie" is Frenchie's
dog, what am I concerned about?
She's no bother to me.
Ah, but, here's where the
"training" comes in. She has
learned to use her language, not
only on Frenchie, but on me as
well.
If "Smudgie" is out of water


in her water bowl, she'll sit on
her, haunches beside the bowl
and let out a 'yap" or two.
If Frenchie brings me a
morsel of candy to my chair,
"Smudgie" beats her to the chair
and climbs up in my lap to get
her share. This also holds true
with slices of apple, pears, a
sandwich or anything else edible.,
She has.to have her share!

GETTING OUT THE door, to
go somewhere, is an adventure in
itself! She thinks she has to go,
too. To keep from spoiling her,
Frenchie has to promise to take
her for a ride when we return.
She knows!


Yes sir, she knows, even, if we
are contemplating going some-
where. She doesn't even make an
attempt to go with us,. when we
start out the door to church, for
instance.
She knows when we are
going someplace she should be
able to go with usl .
She never does her "busi-
ness" in the house, for' us to
clean up.
She never bites anybody,
stranger, kids, or long-time
acquaintances.
She is a "people dog" But she
-lets us know if somebody is
approaching our house. The
minute the person gets to the
'door, she has a "greeting" for
everyone.

WE HAVE NO TROUBLE at
all with bedtime. She knows
what time we go to be'd, and she
usually beats us to the :bed,
where she'll curl up and lay still
until time .to get up in the morn-
ing.


Here of late, she seems to
:have learned a new trick.
Frenchie will fix me a cup of
hot Ovaltine, just at bedtime, to
help me get to sleep. She'll bring
it back to the bedroom for me to
drink.
About two weeks ago, I
noticed "Smudgie" watching me
intently as I drank my Ovaltine. I
.figured she wanted some, too, so
I saved her about two swallows in
the bottom of the cup.
She has been there, waiting
for her Ovaltine, every night,
since
She learns, quickly
If she wants to go outside,
she'll jump up into my lap and
just stare at me,- until I get up
and let her out.
She's just like having a child
at home, except there is no has-
sle about requiring her to go to
bed, no need for an allowance
and no begging to use the car.
The only "nuisance" involved
with "Smudgie", is her teddy
bear. It's as big as she is, but


,she'll get' that thing and give it a
shake every once in a while.
She also leaves it lying in the
floor, just anywhere. It's a good
item to trip over.

I'M THINKING OF claiming
"Smudgie" as an income tax
deduction, as she is as much a
part of the family as Frenchie
and I. We already have to con-
sider her when the occasion aris-
es to buy barbecue or fish fry
tickets.
We already buy special treats
for her, when we go the grocery
store.
The time hasn't come to
include, her. in the government
census, as being a member of the
household, but that time is com-
ing.
I now see why these little old
ladies remember their pet dog or
cat in their wills. .
You get attached to them and
they become like family!


-THE STAR-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2002 PAGE 3A


School District Employees' Raises Will

Be Eaten Up by Increases in Insurance


by Tim Croft for the less-senior employees is
For district employees, really 2 percent for the current
Tuesday's regular monthly meet- fiscal year, 3 percent come July 1.
ing of the Gulf County School
Board was a case of finding a The union decided to apply
cloud in a silver lining, the money across the board,
Raises for support personnel meaning each non-instructional
were approved, a move that employee will get a 27 cent per
shortly following approval of hour pay hike now, which will rise
teacher !raises, and the district to 38 cents per hour in July.
officials and the union represent- Union president Judy
ing instructional and non-instruc- Campbell said, "This is a starting
tional personnel tossed olive point. We will continue to work
branches to each other. with (Superintendent) Jerry Kelley
But, district and union offi- ... to see where we can take things
cials also learned, in 'a refrain in the next two years.",
echoing from all corners and sec- However, Oampbell noted,
tors of the. country, that new while extending a hand of colle-
health insurance rates will for giality to Kelley, that much of any
many jump by roughly 20 percent raises this year figure to be eaten
beginning next month. up by insurance.
And officials from Blue Deputy Superintendent
Cross/Blue Shield will be at the Temple Watson informed, the
schools during the first week in board that a request for proposal
January to explain why directly to had solicited just one bid for
employees, which ought to make health insurance, from BCBS.
for lively discussion. The window for joining the
The' board, by unanimous state plan, proposed by the union
vote, approved salary increases on this year and the insurance com-
Tuesday for'all non-instructional mittee last year, has apparently
personnel. shut as state agencies attempt to
The' terms were similar to implement new legislation' creat-
tlhose agreed to with the teachers, ing access to' a state plan for edu-
4 percent for the most senior cation employees.
employees, 3 percerit for all oth- Last week the district's insur-
ers. "' ance committee, comprised of
In actual dollars, the money administrators, teachers and non-




Kesley' from page 2


ifty years! I wonder how
Swords that would be. I won-
low many different stories. I
er if he ever repeated any. I
ie did! That, scoundrel! He
I write a passable fair story in
see that it was tolerably well
'ed-wait till 1961 or there-
s--and.'when he figured the
would have faded from the
memories of the readers
whip that same story on 'em


he bottom line is Wes has
d in "something" every week
alf a century! Amazingly Why,
killed off two or three audi-

wonder if he ever sat down to
s "blurb" and his mind went
letely blank. I would like to
if he remembers one-tenth of
6thffl he has laid on -as over


the years. Does he have a favorite
column? Did he ever miss a week?
JI would be interested to know if
the pressure of meeting a deadline
was the same, in 1952 as it is
today....
I wonder if he has any idea
how much respect and admiration
I have for him. You try churning
out a story a week for a month or
so,... and you'd understand exactly
what I'm talking. about here!
Folks ask me all the time what
Etaoirn Shrdlu means. That's
"inside newspaper talk" for "old.
writer". 'But here's the real ques-
tion to me about the moniker that
has headlined his wonderful col-
umn for lo these many years-how
do we know that Wes has spelled it
correctly...
Respectfully,
(And I Mean Respectfully)
Kes


instructional employees, recom-
mended the district accept the
BCBS bid with the following
caveats.
The current package remain
intact and employees are given
the opportunity during January to
switch to another plan.
With the current package,
rates for a family policy will on
Jan. 1 jump from $568.91 per
month, excluding the required
add-on of $11.05 for life, ad&d
and L.O.T.. coverage, to $692.55
per month.
Under the plan, health insur-
ance for individuals would jump
from $248.03 per month to
$301.93.
The district contributes $225
per month to each employee's
health insurance.
During January, employees.
will have the opportunity to
switch to a plan in which the pri-
mary surficial difference is the
cost of respective deductibles.
Individual deductibles 'would'
be $500,'for a family $1,500. The
current plan includes deductibles
of $300 for an individual policy,,
$900 for a family.
The current cap on out-of-
pocket expense per year is $1,500
for an individual, $4,500 for a
family.
The plan option to be offered
during January would include
caps of $2,000 for an individual,,
$6,000 for a family.
'The coverages are nice, it's
the premiums .we don't like,"
Watson said. "It's the only recom-
mendation we have to make. We
are not really happy with it', but
it's all we have."
Watson' could not provide
more specifics. saying that BCBS
wanted to present the plan
options in person during meetings
tentatively scheduled for Jan. 7-8.
There will be one meeting at
each end of the county.
In' other business during the
regular meeting, the board:
Approved board members'
raises for the next year.
Board members will make
$21,782, next year, up from
$21,120, a raise of 3.134 percent.
During the spring the Florida
Legislature passed a measure
leaving the compensation for
board members in the hands of
the Sqc~ool Board.


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The law firm of Rish, Gibson and Scholz this week made a sizeable donation to the Christmas for Elders and
Kids. Shown in the photo from left are Tom Gibson, Russell Scholz, Jerry Stokoe, project director, and Billy
Joe Rish.



Mexico Beach Named in Suit


by Timn Croft,
The City of Mexico Beach is
among more than 50 defendants
named in two federal class action
suits filed by investors in a com-
plex series of multi-million dollar
bond issues'.
And while the city's exposure
at this time appears to be mini-
mal, the city has already been
forced to retain a California attor-
ney the case and most of the


The Florida School Boards
Association in Tallahassee made
recommendations, using the
same formula the Legislature
uses for all constitutional officers,;
and had been used in prior years
for school board members, said'
Wayne Blanton, executive director
of the FSBA, lobbying association
for the state's School Boards.
That formula uses population
and arinual multipliers to deter-
mine salaries.

Decided to formally request
that the County Commissionr
adopt the guidelines of the "Dori
'Slosberg Driver Education Safety
.Act." .
U, nder the legislation. coun-
ties can attach a S33 surcharge to
all civil traffic violations. .That
money\ would be devoted 100 per-


plaintiffs are from 'California at
a cost of $10,000 and city officials-
have been put on notice that the
cost of excising the city from the
case could be three times that
amount.
'.The city really didn't do any-
thing wrong," said city adminis-
trator Paul Sabiston. "People, I
think, were essentially duped."
If it is possible to summarize
in 100 words or less two tomes


cent toward driver education
courses in the county.
Approved the School Health
Plan for 2002-2003. The plan
includes a budget, objectives and,
strategies.
Partictilar goals for the com-
ing year include enabling '87.5.
percent of students who come-to
the health room to return to class,
an emphasis on vision testing and
education on nutrition and the
dangers on'obesity.
"Over the past couple of years
we've accomplished what other
school districts hope to' accom-
plish," said Doug Kent, director of
the county Health Department.
'We've had a real impact."
Given pending budget con-
straints in the health arena, Kent
also asked the board to consider
taking over additional funding of


that could stop cathedral doors,
the lawsuits center around a
series of 12 bond issues totaling.
nearly $150 million.
Those bond' issues were
ostensibly.' intended to secure
funds, to rebuild, renovate and .
operate nursing homes and
Alzheimer's facilities around the
country.
Two: of those bond issues,
See Suit on Page 6A


. health services in the future, for
example funding a nurse or a cou-,
ple of aides.
The Health Department cur-
rently pours about $350,000,
from state Health Department-t
general revenue, tobacco money,
etc., into. school health. The dis- "-
trict contributes about $12,000. -,

Kelley lauded .the Health
Department's work and board
member Linda Wood said she
hoped ,the board would look at
providing more funds in the
future.
"I commend Mr. Kent for his`:
vision 'for this community," said :
board, member Sharon Gaskin. "
"He certainly has that."


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8750 to- Project Graduation at
Wewahitchka High School.


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The choir of the First Baptist Church performed Christmas songs to highlight
"The Reason for the Season."


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viding medical care for children.


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Soccer
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effort with its $25,000 donation.
"We are delighted to have got-
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Hendry said. "This is the just the
start on the pathway."
That the. complex will be
named for long-time educator
-l-arnar Faison, who loved the out-
doors and considered, his family
;said, any walk. a good walk,
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Suit


worth about $21 million for nurs-
ing facilities in Sarasota and
Seminole County were issued
under the name of Mexico Beach.
The bond deals were brought
to the city by a Fort Walton Beach
firm of bond attorneys which had
previously worked with the city on
a loan from the city of Gulf Breeze
to help- Mexico Beach. install a
water and sewer system.
Mexico Beach, as the public
issuer of the bonds, acted as little
more than a pass through for the
bond dollars, lending its name to
the particular issues involving
Sarasota and Seminole.
The bond issues were. con-
ducted in 1997 and 1998.
"We basically were a conduit,"
said city attorney Paul Komarek.
"Our involvement was slight."
City staff, including the bity
attorney at the time, was involved
only in the drafting of resolutions
and other paperwork necessary to
approve the issuance of bonds.
The city was never involved in
securing bond proceeds,. working
directly with the actual lending
institutions or the disbursement


from page 3

of money and in fact was at all
times represented in the project
by the Fort Walton Beach firm,
which was not named in the fed-
eral suit.
There were tax benefits to the
city for being involved as the pub-
lic issuer of the bonds, Sabistorn
said, and the city received a nom-
inal fee for lending their game to
the two series.
Review of the minutes from
city meetings at the time reveal
little discussion about the topic
and the review of the city's finan-
cial statements show that the city
received fees of at least $50,000
from the bond issues.
Sabiston guessed the. total
was likely $70,000-$80,000.
The plaintiffs in the class
action suits claim the entire
bonds-for-nursing-homes pro-
posal was" a fraud, an artifice for
avarice.
Essentially, the briefs filed in
the case claim that a group of
principals concocted what is
known as the Heritage Entities as
a: Ponzi .or pyramid scheme, in
which dividends and interest to


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early investors is paid by later
investments andbond purchases.
Each of the private issuers,
the companies receiving the pro-
ceeds from the bond sales, were
shell companies set up by the
Heritage hierarchy, the suit
alleges.
Ultimately, when the the fact
that little, if any, work was actu-
ally being done on the nursing
facilities, became evident and,
lending institutions balked at
pouring more money into the pro-
ject, Heritage filed for bankruptcy.
Mexico Beach was notified of
the bankruptcy in 1999.
The class action suits have
been filed in the past couple of
months by, "mainly California cit-
izens who invested in these bonds
and lost most if not all of their
money," Sabiston said.
Mexico Beach joined a laun-
dry list of defendants that
included such entities as the city
of Chicago, several large Texas
health care companies, the Desert
Hot Springs (Ca.) ', Public
Financing Authority and a hb~s;pf
other individuals and companies;
"They essentially sued every-
body who had anything to do with
it," Komarek said. ''
Komarek noted that language


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was specifically inserted into the
.bond contracts aimed at indemni-
fying the public issuers from any
fiscal responsibility in the trans-
actions.
That responsibility, according
to this language, was squarely on
the Heritage entities.
However, the plaintiffs hope
to circumvent that language by
claiming that the public issuers
should have known that a fraud
was being perpetrated, legally
nullifying that indemnifying lan-
guage.
As Sabiston noted, in the long
term the central question',, likely
not to be answered for months, is
to what extent the city or the Fort
Walton Beach group were bound
to exercise, in legal parlance, due
diligence 'in determining the
financial viability of the Heritage
entities.
Clearly, the group had the
paperwork and plans to lay before
investors in order to validate their
proposal. The responsibility
beyond that. if there is one and
where it resided. is the question to
be. answered down the road.
For the immediate the city
has retained'a California law firm,
recommended to it by the Chicano
officials. at a cost of 810,000.


The cost of the early stages of
discovery and. filings to extricate
the city from the suit could end
up costing the city $20,000-
$30,000, Sabiston said.
"We just don't know at this
point," he added.'
In other business during
Tuesday's regular monthly meet-
ing, the council:
Held its fourth public hear-
ing regarding possible implemen-
tation of density limits in areas
zoned General Commercial and
Tourist. Commercial.
Currently, the city's'LDR con-
tains no such limits and there has
been extensive building of multi-
family dwellings on the west end
of the beach.
The -issue pervaded the recent
general election campaign, in fact
was the central plank in one can-
didate's platform, and i- allegedly
rife with controversy within the
city.
You couldn't tell tht-at by the
series of public hearings,. in which
the number of speakers could be
counted on one hand with a finger.
or two left over.
This despite repeated asser-
tions by a few contrarians .that the
citizens should decide the issue
because the; council is falling its
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duty to enforce building code-
Sand the current building orin the
west end of the beach is Exhibilt.
One that the council ,is beholden
to special interests.
Notified citizens that the
garbage pickup schedule will. be
tinkered with the week of
Christmas.
With Christmas Eve' a
Tuesday, city workers will try to
complete the Monday 'and
Tuesday routes on Monday,
resuming normal scheduled
routes on Thursday, the day after"
Christmas.
Heard that improvements to
the Civic Center will likely be
undertaken sometime between
January and March, The work is

e-timated to take about six weeks
to complete.

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Humane Society Gets New Wheels for Paws


by Tim Croft
It seems,. almost a misnomer
to say that the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society is located in and
serves Gulf County.
The group's reach appears
downright continental.
Kids from Canada and
Gainesville 'have made an annual
ritual out of transforming shells
into trinkets to sell, donating a
portion of the proceeds to the
Humane Society.
And now an Alaska resident
spending the winter on the Cape -
snow and ice or coastal sunshine
is an easy choice has donated to
, the Humane Society a gleaming
green 1997 Ford S150 pickup
truck.
t* he truck,, with about
115,000 miles, is blue-booked at
.'between $6,000-$7,000,. but its
value to the Humane Society
would' be hard to quantify in
simple integers.
"It's enormous," said the
Humane Society's Carolyn Lee,
possibly referring to the size of the
truck as the largesse of the
donation. "It's so big.


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blessed."
The tale of the truck is one of
those happenstances of
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piano chords of the old Twilight
Zone.
Terry Gizesky and his wife
Cynthia arrived at the Cape from
their home in Homer, Alaska in
October.
The Gizeskys took to walking
their dogs along the beach and
soon struck up an acquaintance
with Cape neighbor Terry
Summerlot, who along with his
wife Diane, is a lifetime member of
the Humane Society. ,
"We were walking dogs on the
beach and kept crossing paths,"
Terry Gizesky said. "Pretty soon
we were walking our dogs
together. I wound up volunteering
and getting involved .with them
and the Humane Society."
As they walked and talked,
Summerlot .mentioned that he,
volunteered each Thursday at the
animal pound behind the County
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a work truck for the Humane Society.


And he talked at some length
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'the Summerlots '. take pups
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therA advertise and give the dogs
awpy .to. good homes,
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Sme here."
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.and during their walks along the
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value for his truck, and the
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This Week At...

WEWAHITCHKA
MIDDLE SCHOOL


Wewahitchka Middle School
is being transformed!, The
construction is going well. The
men are working hard on our new
look. New sidewalks and
breezeways to shelter' the
sidewalks from rain are ,being
made. The construction crew is
also putting a new sidewalk to the
back of the high-school cafeteria
and building a new shelteri- over
that area. I talked to Mr. Ricky
Carter, whose position is
maintenance 1, and he said that
the men started about two weeks
ago and should be done at least
by, the first week of January. The
students of Wewahitchka Middle
School would like to thank the
construction crew for their hard
work.--Jasmine Ward
Represent! Recently our
middle school boys basketball
team was treated to a pizza party-
at Pizza Hut after playing Roulac,
(Chipley). When they completed
eating their pizza, two retired
Chipley teachers called the coach.,
over and remarked that they had.
never seen a more well-behaved,
well-mannered group of young
people., The restaurant was so
impressed that they gave a big
discount on their dinner. The boys
represented WMS very well
History: Mr. Ropelis' 8th
grade reading class will soon be
discussing their topics for the
history fair which will be held 'on
March 18. Good luck everyone.
ThereI are 50 new AR tests
being added to the computer.
Check the list outside Ms:
Askew's door for new 'additions.
Once these tests are added, the
students will be able to take the
quizzes on them.
The seventh grade and eighth
grade- reading classes are doing a
reading contest. They are
making paper chains for every AR
point hey get. For examn1e if they
take a test for 5 points and get all
of them they link together 5
chains: They %will be doing this for
the month of December. The class .
with- the longest chain at the end
-will receive a pizza party. -
The Christmas Ball was a
great success. There wa's a big
turn out and -all the students
enjoyed themselves. The .Prince
and Princess lor the 7th grade
were Tyler Bush and Tori Bowles.
The King and Queen for the 8th
grade were Anthony Fleming and
Randi Chancey'. Other awards:
given that night were on a lighter
note. They were as follows: Most
Likely to Crack-Up the Teacher in
the 7th grade was Jonathon
Adkison and m the 8thgrade was
JJ Roberts. Most Likely to bo Late


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grade were Meleah Lister and
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Poinsettias (poin-set-ee-ahs)
and Christmas go together
especially here in Florida. The
poinsettia's bright red bracts and
dark foliage give this .plant a
festive appearance, which is
especially appreciated during the
holidays:
'Poinsettias have become very
popular throughout the country
as symbols of Christmas. As a
Floridian, you- have the widest
selection of poinsettia varieties
from which to. choose. If you plan
to buy a poinsettia this year, you'll
want to know what to look for,
and how to care for your purchase
after you get it home. My
information on. poinsettia
selection and care was provided
by Extension Horticulture
Specialist Dr. Robert J. Black.
You'll probably hear this plant
called both poinsettia (poin-set-
ah) and poinsettia poinset-ee-
ah). The second pronunciation is
preferred by most garden experts.
But don't feel you have to say
"poin-set-ee-ah". If you tell your
nurseryman you want a, poin-set-
ah he -or she will know what you
mean.
When shopping for a
poinsettia,. look for, several things.
'Be sure the plant has green
foliage almost to the soil line. A
plant which has lost most of its,

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bottom leaves is probably getting
old. Factors such as sudden
temperature changes, soil pests,
and insects also can cause leaf
-drop. A good supply of lower
leaves is a basic key to healthier
as well as younger plant.
The showy parts, which most
people call flowers, aren't flowers
at all. they're special kinds of
leaves, called bracts. These
should be large enough to extend
well beyond the lower green
foliage, and they should be .
brightly colored., The most
popular, poinsettia color is red.
But,-you also can find numerous
shades of pink, white and every
color combination.
The real poinsettia flowers are
small green and yellow clusters
growing in the center' of the
bracts. You should select a plant
with small, green undeveloped
flower parts. If a poinsettia
already has open yellow flowers, a
good portion of the plant's display
life is over, and the bracts soon
: will begin to fade.
Poinsettias are native to the
-warmer, humid regions of Mexico.
So potted poinsettias need special
care. As house plants, poinsettias
should be. located where they'll
enjoy uniform temperatures of 60,
to 75 degrees fahrenheit during
the day; and about .60 degrees at
night. They also should receive
bright Jlight, but not direct sun.
Avoid areas subject to drafts,
sudden temperature changes, low
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PSJPD News
November 26: Frank L.
Johnson, 23, of Wewahitchka was
arrested at the probation/parole
office- for violating conditions of
his probation.
November 27: Lance L.
Mewes, 33, of Port St. Joe was
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November 28: Kenneth D.
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December 4: Tenelya Y.
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found to possess crack cocaine
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warrants of Bay and Gulf
counties.
On November 28, Mary B.
Barbian and Adam Johnson were
'arrested for conmbuting to
rmnors during an investigation of
a .party ini their control .where
juveniles ,were allowed to
- consume alcohol.
Recent Bookings
November 26: Garland S.
Landers, criminal mischief, failure
to appear for no vehicle
registration, and violation of
drivers license restnetions: Eddie
L. Porter, .violation of parole; 16
year old juvenile, violation of
probation for.no valid drivers
license.
November 27: Pamela M.
Wilson, violation of probation for
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Stripling, violation of probation
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November ,28: Adam D.
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' Mary B. Barbian, contributing to
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November 29: Mary L.
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December 1: James M.,
Roberts, possession of alcohol
under 21, possession of crack
cocaine, possession of controlled
substance and introduction of
.,.contraband.
: December 2: Robin A. Vathis,
failure to appear for grand theft
auto, leaving scene of accident
With damage, expired drivers
license, and aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon: Amy R.
Griggs, failure to .appear on
worthless checks.
December 3: Bobby S. Harris,
failure -to pay traffic fines: Rhonda
D,. Kennell, failure to, pay traffic
Fines; Thomas E. McEniry III,.sale
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Wheels from page


All Gizesky needed to donate
the truck was an appraisal, which
he got from Billy Carr's staff, and
the truck was Lee's.
"It's a win-win for me and the
Humane Society," Gizesky said.
"It helps me with my income taxes
and it helps. them with a new
vehicle. Both sides win."
And while the truck has some
miles and years on it, accrued in
the sometimes brutal climes of
Alaska, it is in remarkable shape.
"The truck has been really,
taken care of," Lee said. "He got
me new tires and he checked the
brakes."
Gizesky's involvement with
"the Humane Society has 'gone
beyond the truck.
He has taken to joining
Summerlot on Thursday
volunteer work at the pound.
Lee's husband, Leon, is going to
teach Gizesky the skills to
produce 'the nifty flyers the
Humane Society uses to advertise
the animals available for
adoption.
Gizesky has also' had an idea
planted in his gray matter by
observing the foster program the
Summerlots are so' integral to.


"I'm going to go back home (in
April) and get involved in the
Humane Society there," Gizesky
said.
Meanwhile Lee will be tooling
around in her new truck, a
testament that a passion for
animals can't be penned in by
county borders.

Poinsettias
--From Pg. 8
humidity, and dim light.
If you have poinsettias in your
landscape, you'll probably use
them as cut flowers, to brighten
your home's holiday decor. To
*keep the bracts from wilting, the
,stem ends should be singed to
coagulate the milky sap and
prevent its. loss. Also, it helps to
"condition": poinsettias, by placing.
,cuttings, in water and .holding
them in a cool area overnight,
Sb before bringing them indoors.
Arrangements of" cut
poinsettias, should be placed in
,cool, draft-free; areas where
there's good light. But, like potted
plants, they should not be
exposed to the direct rays of the
sun.


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PORT ST. JOE 62, BAY HIGH 64
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
Raye Bailey's desperation
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the "front of the rim as time
expired, giving Bay High a 64-62
victory Friday night. The Tiger
Sharks dropped to 0-2 on the
season.
Port St. Joe led 34-31 at
halftime. The Tornadoes brought
the game to a 44-44 tie by the end
of the third quarter, then out-
scored the Tiger Sharks 20-18 in
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Raye Bailey led the Tiger
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Followed with 16 points, while
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Port St. Joe hosts Blount-
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Bay 17 14 13 20 64
PSJ (62)- Raye Bailey :17, Bo
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72, Shoots Age
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by local golfer Billy Barlow .at St.
Joseph Bay Country Club. Billy
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round of even par 72. Jim
Harrison, Wayne Rich and Marian.
Shimfessell witnessed the happy
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PORT ST. JOE 47, R. F. MUNROE 33
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
rebounded from a 26-16 halftime
deficit to outscore R. F. Munroe
22-5 in the third quarter'en route
to a 47-33 victory over the Lady
Bobcats. The Lady Sharks
improved to, 4-0 on the season.
Freshmen Gekeela Clemmons
and Lydia Watkins continue to
pace the Lady Sharks. Clemmons
made five of her 10 3-point
attempts and finished with 23
points to lead the team. Watkins
followed with 19 points and
grabbed 12 .rebounds. Kayla
Jefferson also had seven re-
bounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 8 8 22 9 47
Bobcats 13 14 5 2 33
PSJ (47)- Lydia Watkins 19,
Kayla Jefferson 1, Gekeela
Clemmons 23, Shawna Bond 2,
and Latrice Larry 2.
PORT ST. JOE 73, WAKULA 31
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
The Lady Sharks improved to
5-0 on the season with Friday
night's 73-31 blow-out victory
over Wakulla.
Port St. Joe raced out to a 35-
17 lead by halftime, then out-
scored Wakulla 38-14 in the
second half.
Lydia Watkins led the Lady
Sharks with 24 points and 11
rebounds.' Gekeela Clemmons
had 23 points, five assists and
seven rebounds; while Lanetta
Bell made three 3-pointers and
added 13 points respectfully.
Score by Quarters
Wakulla 6 11 4 10 31
Sharks 18 17 19 19 -73
PSJ (73)- Lydia Watkins 24,
Kayla Jefferson 4, Gekeela
Clemmons 23, Shawna Bond 5,
Latrice Larry 2, and Lanetta Bell
13.
PORT ST. JOE 64, BLOUNTsTowN 47
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH .
Port St. Joe continued- their
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Score by Quarters
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Sharks 12 15 18 19 64
PSJ (64)- Kayla Jefferson '16,
Shawna Bond 7, Lydia Watkins
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BHS (47)- Jessica Gates 1, Jenny
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Lazona Johnson 7, Katie Kimlbrel
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Freshman Gekeela Clemmons lays in two of her 17 points in the Lady Sharks' district win over Blountstown.


defeating Blountstown. 64-47 in a,
District 3-2A game.'b he win
extended the Lady Sharks' record
to 6-0 overall, on the season arid'


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Middle School Boys
Basketball 7th Grade
Dec. 12 Bristol Home 5:20
Dec. 13 Blountstown *
Home 4-00
Dec. 17 Marianna Away 5-00
Dec. 18 Vernon *Away 1-00


Varsity Girls Basketball
Dec. 12 Liberty County *
Away 5:30
Dec. 13 Arnold Away 7:00
Dec. 17 Greensboro *
Home 6:30
Dec. 19 Wewa Home 6:30
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Middle School Boys
Basketball 8th Grade
Dec. 12 Bristol Home 6:00
.Dec. 13 Blountstown *
Home 5:00 -
Dec. 17 Marianna Away 6:00
Dec. 18 Vernon Away 2:00


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Dec. 19 Wewa Home 4:30
Jan. 7 Altha Home 4:30
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Home 6o00-7:00
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Gators Drop 3

Bay, Chattahoochee,

FAMU come Out on Top


WEWAHITCHKA 30, BAY HIGH 77
.THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 0-2 on the season with
Thursday night's 77-30 loss to
Bay High.
John Curtis Gates led the
Gators with nine points, while
Jamie McCorvey followed with six.
WEWA (30)- John Curtis Gates 9,
Trinit Myers 5, Jamie McCorvey
6, Will Owens 4, Ryan Baker 2,
and Jamale Keith 2.
WEWAHITCHKA 45, FAMU 98
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
couldn't rebound from a 55-15
halftime deficit in Friday night's
98-45 loss to FAMU in a. District
3-A game._
Ryan Baker led the Gators (0-
3, 0-1) with 17 points. John
Curtis followed with. 14.
Score by Quarters
Rattlers 20 35 18 25 98
Gators 3 12 16 14 45
WEWA (45)- John Curtis Gates
14, Trinit Myers 2, Jamie
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WEWAHITCHKA 66, CHATTAHOOCHEE 48
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
picked up their first win of the
season Tuesday night, defeating
Chattahoochee 66-48 in a District
3-A match-up.'The Gators (1-3, 1-
1) led 28-20 at intermission, then
outscored the Yellow Jackets 38-
28 in the second half.
John Curtis Gates led the,
Gators with 22 points. Trinit
Myers followed with 20 points;
while Jamie McCorvey chipped in
13.
The Gators will host Liberty
County Thursday; then travel to
Munroe on. Friday; Arnold on
Monday; and Carrabelle on
Tuesday.,
Score by Quarter's
Gators 13 15 23 15 66
Chatt. 13 7 11 17 48
WEWA (66)- Trinit Myers 20,
John Curtis Gates 22, Will Owens
8, Jamie McCorvey 13, and Will
Strange 1,


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JR. Varsity Boys Basketball
Dec. 12 Liberty County Home*
6-00/7:30
Dec. 13 Munroe Away 3:30
Dec. 16 Arnold Away *
,^ 6:00/7:30
Dec. 17 Carrabelle Away TBA
Dec. 20 Aucilla Home 3:00



Middle School Boys
Basketball
Dec. 17 Carrabelle *
Away 3:00 (2 Games)
Dec. 19 Roulhac *
Home 4:00 (2 Games)

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Dec. 12 Liberty County Home*
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Dec. 13 Munroe Away 3:30
Dec. 16 Arnold Away *
6:00/7:30
Dec. 17 Carrabelle Away TBA
Dec. 17 Sneads Home 7:00
Dec. 20 Aucilla Home 3:00



JV Girls Basketball
Dec. 13 RFM Away 4:00
Dec. 19 Port St Joe Away *
4:00
Dec. 20 ACA Home 4:00

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,Dec. 17 Carrabelle *
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Varsity Girls Basketball
Dec. 13 RFM Away 4-00
D.-< 17 Carabelle Away 3.00
Dr 19 Port St. Joe Away 4:00
F ec. 20 ACA Home 4.00

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THW STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2002


school Board Pondering

lin Students Attending Here
Board members are hopeful, of what to do about the now 30-
stem a grow- however, that the Franklin County plus students from Franklin
tide of stu- School Board may make any fur- County attending district schools.
n County, the their debate moot. That against the backdrop of
ool Board is During a workshop on possible action from the Franklin
implementa- Tuesday board members contin- County School Board, which last
ued to mull the nagging question month tabled a proposal from
Superintendent Joann Gander to
Sr a implement a moratorium on out-
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That means for both districts,
if for no other reason than plan-
ning budgets in gloomy fiscal
times, the migration of students
in either direction becomes prob-
lematic.
For Franklin Cotuty the issue
is the bleeding at the bottom line
in a district that, given myriad
issues from school grades to
teacher relations to the belt-tight-
ening all of the state's 67 districts
see on the horizon, is running out
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Board, it is a matter of not con-
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"This is a real issue here,"
said Superintendent Jerry Kelley.
One suggestion offered to
address the problem was to insist
on conclusive proof that a child
moving into the district is living
with a parent or guardian.
Another was to strictly
enforce a provision in board policy.
rarely if.ever enforced before that
establishes.a window prior to or at
the immediate start of any semes-
ter for any transfers from out of
district.
With any luck, by next month
the decision could be otit of the
hands of board members.
The Franklin County School
Board could consider a proposal
tabled at its last meeting to place
a moratorium on out-of-district
transfers.
District-to-district transfers
must be approved by both the dis-
trict a student is leaving and the
one they are entering.
In other discussions during
the workshop, the board:
Learned about a pilot read-
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next month at Port St. Joe
Elementary.
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It Starts" is a phonics-based
intensive reading program the dis-
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The unique aspect of the Port
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Port St. Joe High School
already has such an intern 'pro- !
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elective credits by serving essen-
tially as teacher aides.
The aim is to improve reading:
levels, decoding, skills in educa-
tion parlance, as. part of a solid
base for learning in the future.
And the price tag zero is a-
winner.
'Things like this are the way's
you intervene with some of these.
studentss" Kelley said.
"One-on-one is the way you
intervene. We look for great
things."
"School psychologist Marge
Prange said she wants to see if the
program can'work, and w\ill quan-
tifiably improve trading scores,
before expanding the program to
,the north end of the county.
Discussed two key issues
pertaining to the county second-
chance school, Gulf Academy. ,
One is: whether or not to let
seniors sent to the. academy to
participate in graduation cere-
monies. ,
Another is the rapid growth in
the number of students to 15 -
and the need for an additional
classroom and instructor Xto
school the mix of rruddle- and
high-schoolers.
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on both issues at later formal
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Mayor Goes to NORAD


Bay County Civic Leaders Tour Air Defenses


by Tim Croft
September 11 of a year ago
shook many awake as to the
status of our country's defense.
What is being done? What can
more can be accomplished? Who
is doing the work?
Mexico Beach Mayor Kathy
Kingsland was recently provided
an opportunity, to get answers to
those questions first-hand.
She and about two dozen
other civic leaders, primarily from
Bay County, recently took a tour
of the Cheyenne Mountain
installation and Air Force
Academy in Colorado over a quick
weekend excursion into our
country's air defenses.
"They gave us an overview of
what our country is doing to
protect us," Kingsland 'said. "It
was reassuring in the aspect that
we have the technology,
manpower and dedication to see
what is going on in our skies..
"It makes me feel more.
assured that all areas are being
monitored."
Kingsland and her fellow
travelers were taking part in a
Civic Leaders Tour, offered by the
First Air Force based at Tyndall
Air ForceiBase.
The First Air Force, comprised
almost entirely of citizen airmen
and women from the Air National
Guard, is one .of four numbered
air forces charged with the


responsibility of ensuring air
sovereignty and air defense of the
continental U.S., Alaska and
Canada.
"We are the guys flying
combat air patrols around places
of national interest, government
buildings, power plants, borders
and so forth," said Maj. Don Arias
of the First Air Force.
"Since 9/11 there has been a
paradigm shift" which. has
resulted. in much of that
responsibility. being shifted from
the active duty Air Force to the Air
National Guard.
The Civic Leaders Tour
provides some insight into how
things have changed and how the
. military is spending its dollars in
defense of the country.
"It lets opinion makers and
leaders know what we are dping,
with their tax money," Arias said..
"It's important to take them (out
to Cheyenne'Mountain) and show-
them what goes on.
"Taxpayers expect that their
tax payers are being used to
protect their homeland. And we
really rely on the positive relations
with the surrounding
communities."
And Arias noted, "There is no
cost to the government."
The .group flew out on a
KC135 transport plane on a
. routine training flight 'from
Tennessee. The flight provided the


leaders with a chance to see an in-
air plane refueling, which
Kingsland said was one of the
highlights of the trip.
Lodging and meals the
group left early Thursday and
returned late Saturday are paid
for by the individuals on the tour.
There, Kingsland and her
fellow travelers got a tour of the
central, air defense station and
situation room, or War Room, in
the country.
They got to look over the Air
Force Academy were young air
men are -honed for their future
defensive arid, in some cases,
offensive missions.
"It was very interesting,"
Kingsland said. "It made you want
to go back and be part of the Air
Force Academy.
"The room where they make
decisions, the situation room,
isn't anything like you see on TV
or in the movies. It's about the
size of a large bedroom."
The Air Force cadets could
hardly have been more impressive
as percursors of the future.
'They are so young and they
have such an intense work load,"
Kingsland said. ."they are
unbelievably bright and mature
beyond their years. They truly are
the future.
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-ihat it, rea-ssuring to me."
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Wood Is Certified Board Member


Linda Wood, a Gulf County
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remember that your grandmother
baked a special cookie every year,


or that your father said a special
blessing over the Christmas meat;
you might want to pass one of
See WES on page 3B


PSJE Peacebuilders of the Week-Front row, left to right: 1st grade Candice Bright; kindergarten Jade
Thompson, Pre-K Lexi Whitfield. Back row, from left: 5th grade Evan Branch; 4th grade Torie Burgess, 3rd
grade Lacey Strickland and 2nd grade Britney Rich.


A special thank you to the
Keyettes for reading to our
Kindergarten and first grade
students and wrapping gifts for
children in need.
Storytellers: The Peace
River Tale Spinners will perform
for our students on Friday,
December 13 at 8:30, 9:45 and
10:45 in the auditorium. The Port
'St. Joe Junior Service League and
Florida Department of State
Division of Cultural Affairs' fund
this program.
The First Baptist Church
;Hand Bell Choir will perform for
'our students on Monday,
December 16 in the auditorium.
Our third graders will
present their Christmas Program
on Thursday, ,December 19 at
8:30 and 9:30 in the auditorium.
S Early Dismissal: School will
'be dismissed at 11:35 on'Friday,'
December 20. Lunch will not be
served.


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JOE


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DOLPHIN NEWS

'Our Christmas Holidays are
December 23 through January
6. Students, return to school on
January 7.
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
January 15. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
M.L.K. Day: School will riot
be held on Monday, January 20,
due to Martin Luther King Day.;


Family traditions go a long
way in Jetting children know that
there is much more to Christmas
than getting presents. By
spensiing quality time together,
children may come to realize that
Christmas is not acquiring the
latest. computer game, but also
going to see "The Nutcracker" with
the family or attending a
meaningful worship service.
Children will have strong
memories to cherish; as the years
go by, they will remember
Christmases past with 'fondness,
and recall the closeness of family.
Begin a new tradition with
your' family by 'discussing what


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school. Howeirer, as we all know.
before we get out of shcool, we
have to take our finals. ENC 1101
students get ready, and brush up
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final is this Friday. Good luck! 'The.
rest of the final exams are the fol-
lowing week. Start studying now,,
so you don't have to 'have a late
night cram session the night
before .
I'm sure you're sick and tired
of hearing about school, so here's
a little sports news for y'all. Bas-


ketball has recently gotten under-
way, and the boys' basketball team
is off to 'a. slo start. but is show-'
ing the sins of a great team in the
making.
As for the girls, it's a different
story. They have started their sea-,
son off well, and look 'as though
they are only going' to improve.
Also the weightlifting team headed
by Coach Palmer is working hard
to get ready for competition in the
near future. For this week's Shark
Talk, have a.good week and study
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that the first and second graders,
did with their play at the,
community Thanksgiving service.
It helped-to focus our hearts on
the debt' of gratitude that we owe
to God! WVe also want to thank the
students parents and their
teachers, Brenda Robershaw arnd
Mabel Hodges, for their support
and effort.
Our next program will be a'
Christmas Pageant to' be: held at
the Church of the'Nazerene atI
7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December
:17, and .at 9:00 a.m. on the
'following Wednesday. The third
'and fourth grade students under
the direction of their -teachers,
Carla McGhee and Rev. Wayde
Hunt, will present a new rendition
of the old, old story o" our Sa'ior's
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We want to' tfthank 'everyone
who participated in the building of
the float, arid in the financial
support of' the. float for, the
Christmas ornthe' Coast parade.
Our school placed 2nd in the float
contest, and the PTF was awarded,
a $250.00 prize for their' hard
work.
The teachers and staff also
thank the PTF 'for a wonderful
Christmas dinner, which they
prepared last Friday. The food


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was delicious and the fun and
fellowship, was'great. The use of
tile fellow ship hall of the Nazarene
Church was much appreciated.
K-5 through 4th grade went to
the Ciic Center in Panama City to
watch the play, A Christmnas
SCarol, on Monday, December 9.
Afterwards, lunch was served, at
the Pizza Hut in' Callaway.,A large
group of parents accompanied the
students, and everyone *had a
great time.
School will be dismissed at 12
noon on,. December 20, for
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disco ball to set off the dance
floor. Whether they were dancing
to the rhythm of the music or
gathered in a social circle, the
cadets and their guests appeared
to have a wonderful time.


an enchanting Christmas tree, New Rules for
spectacular lights, and a giant the Medicare

Juvenile Justice and Appeals Process
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Council Meetings
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet Thurs-
day, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. ET
at the Gulf County Library in Port
St. Joe. Membership is open to
the public. Everyone is welcome
arid encouraged to attend. For
'details and information, contact
Don Washabaugh at 850-227-
7340.-
Prior to the Juvenile Justice,
Council meeting, the Calhoun/.
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:00 p.m. ET. The public
is invited to this meeting as well.


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the Medicare Summary Notices.
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these traditions on to your family.
Here are a-few ideas to get you
started.
' Siart a Christmas scrapbook.
Include favorite Christmas cards
or photographs with captions and
dates.
Read a book aloud each night
during the week before Christ-
mas. There are. many wonderful
holiday stoi-ies that young and old
alike will enjoy.
Allow each child to select their
"holiday movie" to watch as a
family. New movies are nice, but,
don't overlook the old Christmas
classics.
Select a church service to
attend together as a family,
whether it is the midnight mass or
a caroling service.
Clean and organize kitchen
cupboards and toy boxes; Donate
items to a worthy charity.
Visit a nursing home or
hospital. A potted. poinsettia or
mini-tree will go a long way in
raising the spirits of others.
Throw a cookie-baking party.,
Invite friends and family to bring
their favonte cookie cutters and
spnnkfiR-nd bake holiday treatsv.
('Don't forget to set some aside for
Santa.) :'
Have a rule that every family
member has to receive at least one
homemade gift; you'll be
surprised at the creativity this


inspires.
Give a small gift for the twelve
days before Christmas.,
Impose a rule about gift
giving. For example, purchase
only gifts that begin with the same
letter as that person's name. Or
buy .a gift that cost less than
$2.87. Part of the fun comes from
seeing what everyone comes up
with.
Make homemade ornaments
as small gifts for others.


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From Page


1B


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; On Saturday, December 7,
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Christmas military ball. This
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The night began with great
anticipation in the air, which soon
evaporated as more and more
students arrived to join the fun.
After the cake was cut, some
became emotional as retirement
gifts were given to our naval
science instructor, Gary Howze,
whom we like to call "Top".
Toward the end, more slow songs
were requested as the students
tried to savor their last few
moments together.
Mrs. .Garth, a helpful member
of the booster club and caring
supporter of the cadets, took
couples' pictures. The entire unit
thanked her for her time and
generosity. The unit also
appreciates the other volunteers
who are mothers, fathers, and
people of the community who
helped plan and attend the unit's'
biggest event of the year. It was
sad to \see it end,: but now the
cadets have even more memories
from' the good times in NJROTC
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Hello! The-e are only 13 days
until Christmas!
Our boys basketball teams
have games Thursday at 5:00 and
6:00 p.m. They also have games
Friday at 4:00 and 5:00; both of
these games are at home. Come
out and support our teams.
Students will be bringing
home a note from PTSO informing
parents of the food or di-nk item.
thr-ir students should bring for,
our Christmas social on the
morning of December 20. Please
send these items on or before
December 20. Parents, are also
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up. The party will begin at
approximately 10:15 and end at
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PAGE 4B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2002


Clark and Sarah go to Tri-
State Band Festival by Fritz
Stoppelbein: This past weekend
Wewa High School proudly sent
two representatives to Florida-
State University for the 2002 Tri-
State Band Festival. Clark
Cutchin and Sarah Grimes were
selected to represent our school in
the festival. The Tri-State Band
Festival is where elite band
members from Florida, Georgia
and Alabama compete in
Tallahassee as .three combined
bands. Members spent Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday practicing
with the other selected members
from their state. On Sunday they
/performed in the Festival Finale.
Concert at the Ruby Diamond
Auditorium. "It was a great
experience and a lot of fun," says
Sarah. We are very proud to have
them representing our school as
well as our state. Great job Clark
and Sarah!!!!
Student of the Week by
Sheiletta Fisher: Senior Angie
Padgett is Wewa High's "Student
of the Week" this week. Angie is
the 18-year-old daughter of Pam
and Chuck Sexton. She is
involved in Student Government
Association, National Honor
Society, and Students Working
Against Tobacco. Also, Angie is
the Varsity Girl's Basketball team
co-captain, Senior Class Sec-
retary, and was a member ofthe
2002 Homecoming Court. After
graduating from high school, she.
plans to attend the University of
West Florida to study archeology.
Congratulations, Angie!
Teacher of the Month by
Angie Padgett: Our teacher of the
month this month is'Mrs. Laura
Colaninno. In 1992, Mrs.
Colaninno went back to college to
get her teaching degree and has
been our high school math.
teacher for five years.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Cola-
ninno will -be leaving us after
Christmas to pursue her teaching
career in Gainesville, Georgia.

Middle
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Your parent waiver form and T-
shirt size is due by'Ftiddy! So
.don't .forget! Congratulations to
Ashley Enckson who collected all
ol her money this weekend. Way
to .go Ashley! An-d speaking of'
Relay for Life. the team will be
having a donut sale before school
on Friday, December 20. Bring,
fifty cents and 'enjoy a Krispy
'Kreme donut for your breakfast,
and support the fight against-
cancer. It's a sweet deal!
School v.ill dismiss for
Christmas Break at 11.50 on
December 20. Students return on
January 7. Have a great week!

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she would miss most about our
school and she answered, "I will
miss the people of Wewa and the
students the most." Mrs.
Colaninno is a great teacher and
has affected many students' lives.
She will be greatly missed.
Club Talk by Meagan Morris
Academic Team Rules:
Thousands of students through-
out. the country competed
December 4th in the 39th Know-,
ledge Master Open Academic,
Competition. High School stu-
dents faced their computers and
200 tough questions to vie for top
scores based on accuracy and
speed of answers.
A team of 20 students at WHS.
scored 154 out of 200. possible


answers. This was our first
competition and the students did
an excellent job.
Academic Coach Rosa Feltrop
described the event as "a very
enlightening view on our students'
knowledge of academic subjects.
The questions were tough; but
with a lot of thought and team
effort, they performed outstand-
ingly".
Members of the team are:
Captain Clark Cutchin, Caleb
Cutchin, Meagan Morris, Andrew
Lassiter, Sean Kerrigan, Kelli
Jackson, Justin Barnes, Jesse
Knee, Matt Dorman, Angie
Padgett, Daryl Knee, Laura
Spivey, Jade Gaskin, Cassie
Ward, Scott Hightower, Jill Pippin,
Britney Grice, Sheiletta Fisher,
Porsche Sandlin, Candice Gordon,
Nathan' Grimes, David McDonald,
and Cortney Hoover.
The Knowledge Master Open
was designed to stimulate
enthusiasm for learning and:
recognition of academic accomp-
lishment., The contest, runs or,
classroom computers to allow all
students the .opportunity to
compete in a large academic event,
without the expense of traveling to
a central site.
The Academic Teamn per-


formed very well. Good job and
good luck in the next onel
Turn Toys Into Smiles: NHS
and SGA are conducting a toy
drive which will end December 13.
If you would like to contribute to
this worthwhile effort, please
bring in new, unwrapped toys to
any NHS or SGA member. Let's
make this a merrier and happier
Christmas for some boy or girl.
Sports News. by ,Ashley
Smith: The Lady Gators hosted
Port St. Joe on December 2. After
suffering a heart-breaking defeat,
the Lady Gators traveled to
Apalathicola where they again
lost with a,60-38 score.
The boys' basketball team met
with similar fates losing 77-48 to
the Ruiherford Rams and to Bay
High Tornadoes with a score of
77-30. On Frida\. the Gators
hosted FAMU Rattlers. The
.Rattlers stole the win with a score
of 98-45.
It is hoped this week will be.
more successful .as the Gators
travel to RF Monroe on Friday the
13th. Onr Monday. December 16
the Gators will travel to Arnold
and on December .17 to
Carrabelle.
General Calendar by Court-
ney Martin: December 12-


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Pearl Harbor Day Saturday


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The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and its Ladies
Auxiliary participated in the Port
St.- Joe Christmas parade
$Saturday, December 7 by entering
*a -float with a replica of the USS
Arizona Memorial decorated with
sa banner, with the words
"Remember Pearl Harbor Day
'December 7th".
The float was preceded by an
Honor .Guard, consisting of four
Post members, Dick. Seefeldt
;carrying the .American flag; Lee
vMapel carrying the Post flag;
lDonald Rudd and Ron Groleau
carrying the rifles. Riding in the
:back of the pink-up truck (driven
:by post member Barney Watson)
was Auxiliary President Shirl
DeLon, Sr., Vice Commander Earl
:Groh and two auxiliary members,
:Margaret Barker and. Nancy Jo
'Garland. Eight Ladies Auxiliary
members participated by walking
along the parade route passing
,out flags and candy canes:
.Carolyn Groleau, Jeri Noble, Betty


Rudd, Ursula Reynolds, Karen
Hanson, Franny Green, Arnetta
Henderson and Wanda Walker.
Following the parade, the
VFW Post #10069 held a touching
Pearl Harbor Day ceremony at
their Post home in Highland View
with the float of the USS Arizona
Memorial serving as a back drop.
Sr. Vice Commander Earl Groh
welcomed everyone and read a
Pearl Harbor history. ,Post
Chaplain Talmadge Kennedy gave
an opening and closing prayer.
Ron Groleau told the history of
the USS Arizona Memorial and
the statistics of service members
and civilians killed and wounded
on that ,fateful day.
Auxiliary President, Shirl
DeLon and Post' members Jack
Reynolds and Jack Kievit placed
the flowers on the wreath. Shown
.in the picture, is post member
"Corky" Barker, coordinator of the
ceremony, putting the flag at half
mast in remembrance of those
who died at .Pearl Harbor.


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VFW Auxiliary visits the Bay St. Joseph Care Center to spread a
little Christmas cheer.

.FW Post Ladies Auxiliary

Decorate Trees at Center


The Ladies Auxiliary of the
John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 had a fun time on
Tuesday, December 2 decorating
the 'thfi Christmas trees in the
diningg hall at Bay St. Joseph Care
and Rehabilitation Center in Port
St. Joe., Cheryl and Barbara
furnished the ladies with coffee',
and cookies while they were
working.

Martin Theatre
Presents Ain't
Misbehavin'
SOn Thursday, March 6 at;,
7:30. the theatre presents Ain't
;Aisbehavin'-the new Fats Waller
-musical. Tickets for 'this sultry,
'sassy musical review are $20 in
advance and $22 the day ofl the
!.show. '
s Call the. Martin Theatre at
850-763-8080 for information or
[to purchase tickets. Martin
'Theatre is located at 409 Harnson
Avenue. Panama City

A Gift to Jesus
We celebrate Crns.ma-, by giving and
S. receiving gifts each year.
God started this off many years ago, by giving.
us HiS Sdh so dear.
Isaiah tells us in Cqhapter 9 that all init. w'.uld
k 1tk plD .,:c
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We ned Ilo share tn., gta win others, 3 icui
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This would be the best Christmas present we
could give to Jesus.


Shown in the photo, near one
of the, trees they decorated' are
(left to night) Margaret Barker,
Auxiliary President Shirl DeLon,
Betty Rudd. Karen Hanson, Ginny
Seefeldt. Arnetta Henderson.
Ursula Reynolds. and in the froni
Carolyn Groleau. .


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will be distributed to the
children and adults served
through the program.


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The Gulf County Senior
Citizens, Arvida, Knights of
Columbus and The Star Publishinig,
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.

Last year's 'program was an over-
whelming success thanks to the out-
,standing generosity of contributors
from throughout the community.
Over 220 kids were served and
$11,000 in donations and toys. were
contributed (toy values estimated).

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.


I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this,
each year I live;
I always like thegifts I get; But how I love the
gifts I give!" -Caroly


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All donations are tax deductible
and should be received prior to
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 229-8449.

Parents whose children need
toys can pick up forms at the depart-
ment of Children and Families. All
forms need to be filled out and
returned by December 16th. These
forms may also be picked up at the
Gulf County Senior Citizens Centers
in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Watch The Star for further updates.


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Brooklyn Sheppard
It's a Girl!
Al and Heather Sheppard
would like to announce the birth
of their daughter, Brooklyn
Raffield Sheppard, born. on
November 15 at Bay Medical
Center in 'Panama City. She
weighed 8 pounds.
Brooklyn is the grand-
daughter of Ronnie and Peggy
Raffield of Port, St. Joe, Tommie Jo
and Greg Sharratt of Alford, and
Thomas and Elizabeth Sheppard
of Waynesboro, Georgia.


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Austin Tyler & J.J. Ard

He's My Brother
J.J. Ard would' like to
announce the birth of his new
baby' brother, Austin Tyler.
Austin was born at Bay
Medical at 6:29 p.m.on Thursday,
November 21. He weighed 6
pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/2
inches long. The proud parents
are Jeremy and PamelyArd.


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Matthew. H. Roberson, Jr.

It's A Boy!
Matt and Beth Roberson of
Tallahassee are very proud to


announce the birth ot 'their son,
Matthew. Matthew was born on
October 29 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7
pounds, 8 ounces and was 20
inches long.
Matthew is the grandson of
Don and Judy Kosin and Ralph
and Margaret Roberson of Port St.
Joe. Matthew is the great-
grandson of Walter and Clair
Roberson of Port St. Joe, Leslie
and Bessie Herold of Tallahassee
and Hazel Mart and the late
Herbert Mart of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Christmas Gifts
for Young and Old
The help is coming in from the
community to help make
Christmas better for the young
and old.
I would like to commend the
Port St. Joe High School NJROTC
group. They recently held a ball at
the Senior Citizen's Center. The
admission price was one toy or
gift. These efforts resulted in over
forty wonderful gifts that can be
given to needy children.
The following individuals,
groups and businesses have made
a donation to the Christmas fund:
Kesley Colbert; Charlotte
Muse; Bradley's Automatic Gates;
Bridge Club of PSJ; Barbara
Kempter; Kay Eubanks; Barry
and Anita Bunn; Larry and
Kathryn Wilson; First United
..Methodist Church; PSJ Lions-
Club; Highland View Motors;
James Fronins; Lisa Guilford.
Volunteers Needed
for Guardian ad
Litem Program
Guardian ad Litem volunteers
are powerful voices in the lives of
abused and neglected children in
our community. Volunteers are
the voices of minors in the court
system. No experience is neces-
sary: Volunteers will be trained.
Join the Guardian' ad Litem
program and speak up for a child..
Call the Guardian ad Litem
program at 747-5180. Classes
begin' soon.,
Republican
Party Meeting
The next meeting of the Gulf.
County Republican Party will be
on Monday, December 16 at 7:00
p.m. at Butler's-Restaurant. The
meeting will include election of
officers. Refreshments will be
served. Everyone is invited.


Board

for Tu(


Mason Anthony Hobbs with his
father Bryan

Bullminner's a
Daddy
Bryan and Jenny Hobbs
proudly announce the birth of-
their son, Mason Anthony. Mason
was born on Saturday, November
23 at 10:45 a.m. He weighed >i
pounds, 12.3 ounces and.was 20
1/2 inches long.
Mason. is the great-great-
grandson of Dora Dykes of Port
St. Joe. He is the great-grandson
of Bill and the late Grace
McFarland of Port St. Joe, Mary
and the late Earnest Rhames of
Wewahitchka, the late Alice Craft
of Panama City,: the late Lovie and
L.C. Wood of Hosford and Gene'
and Lou Hobbs of Eastpoint.
He is the grandson of Johnny'
Wood of Hosford, Angie and David
Craft of Panama City, the late
Suzarine McFarland of Port St.
Joe and Larry and Nobie Hobbs of
Panama City.' Mason was
welcomed home by friends and
family on Monday night.

Thanks to All
To all of our friends and
family, thank you for the
outpouring of love through your
gifts of flowers, cards, visits, food,
calls, tapes, books, gifts to the
church, the Heart Association,
and 'the Gideon Bibles which
helped to sustain us during' the
loss' of our son and brother, Hank.
The support that you gave us,
when we were saddened beyond
belief will always be appreciated
and remembered.
",, "'The Grooms
The Rishes
The Myers


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Casino Night at
The Dixie Theatre
On Saturday, January 11,
The Dixie Theatre will host
"Casino Night" from 7:00 p.m. to
11:00 p.m. to benefit theDixie
Theatre Foundation.
There will be food, drink and
fun galore and a silent auction, in
addition to .everyone's favorite
casino games-all for fun of
course!
Call the Dixie box office at
850-653-3200 for more informa-
tion.

Tyndall Thrift Shop
Holiday Hours
The Tyndall Thrift Shop will
be closed for the holidays Dec. 18-
Jan. 3. Normal hours for the thrift
shop are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursdays and
Friday. All Department of
Defense identification card ,
holders can shop at the Thrift
Shop for second-hand items
including clothing, furniture,
electronics and housewares. Call
286-5888 for more information.

Martin Theatre
PreSents The
Coasters
The Coasters will perform on
Saturday, February, 15 at 7:30
p.m. Tickets. for a walk down
memory lane with Yackety-Yak
and Charlie Brown are $20
advance and $22 the day of the
show. ,,
Call the Martin Theatre at
850-763-8080 for .information or
to purchase tickets. Martin
Theatre is located at 409 Harrison
Avenue, Panama City.


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Kendr6 D. Gant


Look Who's Two
Kendre' D. Gant will celebrate
his 2nd birthday with a Scooby
Doo party at Chuck E. Cheese
with his big brother, Torian
Thomas, little sister, Torianna
Thomas and friends and family.
Kendre' is the son of Evette
Gant and Michael Thomas. His
grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
Preston Gant, Annette Woullard,
Curtis Ray and Mary Thomas. His
great-grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Adrian Gant, Sr., Mrs. Madie
Thomas and the late Mr. George
Thomas, and Mi-. and Mrs.
Hurbert 'Ramos, Sr. He is the
Godson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Parker, and Mr. and Mrs. Darryl
Dawson, Sr.

Wewahitchka
Commodity
Certification,
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recip-
ients will take place on,
Wednesday, December 18 from
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT at the
Old Gulf County Courthouse in
Wewahitchka. Those in
Wewahitchka whose cards have
expired should bring their
necessary papers on that day to
re-certify.
The Commodity Office in
Room 303 of the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building at the
Courthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday through Friday (except
holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and l:00-p.m. to?5:G). p"m-
S ET' for ceqvpficatiop,. ,
Please nott,,_.hat the next
commodity distribution will be in
January. For more information
call 229-9114, 639-5068 or 639-
5069.

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social security, and other
programs that are essential to the
well-being of many of our citizens.
These are programs that are now
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Jannetta and Jacqueline
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in Thanksgiving.
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Thanksgiving just may be the time
to stuff it for good. Save sentiment
for your family dinner and donate
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raised will help support programs
in research, patient services,
organ donation and public
education;.
S The donation procedure is a
lot simpler than cooking a meal,
for 25 and you might actually get
something more valuable than a
sink full of dishes when it's over-
a tax deduction. All you need to
do is call 1-800-488-CARS (2277)
and the National Kidney
Foundation will mail out a packet,
complete with a self-addressed
envelope in which to mail back
the signed title and odometer
statement. Once the completed
packed is received, the
Foundation will contact the donor
to 'arrange for a free pick-up.
Vehicles are sold either at auction,
or for parts, with 70% of the
Adopt a Pet
Currently [ available for
adoption at the Humane Soclei[
are Dixie, a border collie/retriever
cross but looks like neither
(already spayed so S7 for shots
will 'adopt; pictured); Marcel, a
young golden'. retriever mix;
Timber, a 5 1/2 mo. old chocolate
lab mix, male puppy; Kiki, a small
white female mix; and Peggy, a 3
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Yukon, large male white_ lab;
Reno, a nmediumn sized male lab,,
, caramel colored; Tasha, a
chocolate colored lab/pit mn.:ed
female; Hammer, a male boxer
bulldog; and cats arind kittens
galore, come see! ,
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
'Humane Society's web site at
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2002


William Edward Grace
William Edward Grace, 71, of
Port St. Joe, passed away
Monday, December 9, at his
residence.
Born in Geneva County, AL,
he moved here in 1955. He was a
pulp mill operator with the St. Joe
Paper Company for 39 years. He
was Methodist by faith. He had
served with the Alabama National
Guard during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his
parents.
William is survived by his
devoted wife of 41 years, Wanna
Grace of Port St. Joe; daughters,
Barbara D. Downs (Allen) of
Pensacola, and Dawn Alcorn
(Gerald) of St. Joe Beach; brother,
Floyd Grace (Kathleen) of St. Joe
Beach; sisters, Edna Williams of
Opp, AL, and Betty Kyser (Bill) of "
Temple Terrace; and three
grandchildren.
Funeral- services were
conducted Wednesday, December
11, at 2:00 PM (EST) at
Southerland ,Family Funeral
Home Chapel in Port St. Joe, with
Rev. Nick Davis of White City,
Baptist Church and Rev. Brent
Vickery of Long Ave. Baptist
Church officiating.
Interment followed in the
Holly Hills Cemetery. Active
pallbearers included: Jamie
Vathes, Chris Lenton, Robert
Stebel, Bucky Lee, Duke 'Jones,
and Murdick Harcus.

John Heany Hall
John Heany Hall, 64, of
Wewahitchka, passed away at his
home Sunday, December 8. A
lifelong resident of Gulf County,
he attended school in Port St. Joe,
and graduated from Wewahitchka
High School in 1958.'He retired
from the US Army after 20 years
of service, and returned to Gulf
County, where he was- employed
by St. Joe Telephone and
Telegraph Company. ,
Mr. Hall loved to hunt and.
fish,, was active with the
Wewahitchka Band Boosters and
the 4H ..Club. His grandchildren
were his pride and joy.
Mr. Hall was' preceded in
death by his father. Jack C. Hall
Sr.. brother. Jack C. Hall Jr.. and
sister. Carol Jean Sanis.
Survivors include his wife.
Lenore B. Hall of WVewahitchka:
his children. Jack B. Hall of


Milton, Sandy Vercrouse and
husband Gary of Milton,.
Raymond Todd Hall' and wife.
Kimberly D. of Wewahitchka,
Kristie M. Hall of Wewahitchka,
Emmie Jolynn Helton and
husband Sam R. of Wewahitchka,
and Emmie Lynn Hall of
Wewahitchka; five grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; his.
mother, Maggie C. Hall of
Wewahitchka; a sister, Alice Jean
Tyre of Sneads; brother-in-law,,
Victor Sarvis of Wewahitchka;
sister-in-law, Serina Hall of
Panama City; and numerous
nieces and nephews.'
Cremation is scheduled. A
memorial service was held
Wednesday, December 11 at the
Glad Tiding Assembly of Gdd
Church at 11:00 a.m." CT'
conducted by the Rev. Joey
Smith.


Mattie L. Harris
Mattie L. Harris, 89, of
-Tallahassee, died Thursday,
December 14,*in Tallahassee.
Mattie was an evangelist and
the founder of Heavenly
Jerusalem House of Prayer.
She is survived by three sons,
-Robert Jackson, Jr., of Ft.,
Lauderdale, Willie .Jackson of
Tallahassee, and Vernon Jackson
of Deridder, Louisiana; one sister,
Lucy Rollins of Tallahassee; and
twenty-nine grandchildren.
Thefamily will receive friends
from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on
Saturday, December 14 ,at 728
Delaware Street. Tallahassee.
Graveside services and burial will
be at Forest Hill .Cemetery in Port
St. Jde'at 2:00 p.m. EST. .
Strong and Jones Funeral,
Home in Tallahassee is in charge
of funeral arrangements.

Teddy R. Richards
Teddy Rousseau Richards,,
69, life-long resident of St. Joe
-Beach, passed away at Bay
Medical Center in Panama City,'
Wednesday, November 27,
following a brief illness.
Mr. Richards was retired from
Premier Service and was a charter
member of Highland. View Baptist
Church.
He is survived by his wife. Joy
Clark Richards: his daughter
Donna Richards and Gene
McCroan. and granddaughter
Rachel McCroan: his son Andrew


Obitaz liem v


Clark and Katie Richards, and
granddaughter Kalie Sierra
Richards; brothers, Billy Joe
Richards, Ward Oakley Richards
and wife Louise, and Randall
Richards; sister Helen "Cookie",
Montgomery and husband Robert;
mother-in-law Beulah Weeks
Clark; sisters-in-law Patricia
(Gene) Barfield, Mary Catherine
(Randall) Kelley, Carolyn (Olen)
Roney, Ruth Dannelly, Nellie (Bill)
Schofield and a host of nieces and
nephews.
Funeral Services were held.
Saturday, November 30 at 10:00
a.m. at Highland View Baptist
Church. Interment followed at
Holly Hill Cemetery.

Ginger Lee Smith
Ginger Lee- "Bug" Surber
Smith, ,47, of Middletown,
Delaware, went home to meet her'
Heavenly Father November 19,
after a long and courageous battle
against cancer.
Ginger was born in St
-Petersburg, on June 26, 1955 and
moved to Overstreet in 1976.
Ginger is survived by her
Husband Randall Smith of
Middletown, Delaware; one son,
Leon. (Felicita) Hilliard of. Bear,,
Delaware; two daughters Kristina
Smith and Cassandra (Mark)
Baker of Middletown, Delaware;
parents,. Clayton and Rose Surber
of Overstreet, and Joan Truesdale
of Griffin, Georgia: one sister,
Sharon S. (Williel Norsw.uorthy of
Overstreet; two brothers, Wayne
(Rae). Surber of Overstreet, and ,
Bart Truesdale of Griffin, Georgia;
two grandchildren Alex and Erika
Hilliard of Bear, Delaware:
nephew, Aaron Whitehurst: and
niece Christy Surber. She ..,wag
preceded in death by her
grandfather. Howell C. Surber and
her nephew Michael P. O'Neill
A memorial service. was held
at Cornerstone. ,United Methodist
Church in Bear, Delaware on
November 24.
Ginger's light shone very
brightly the short time she was on,
this earth. She was an inspirauon"
and a, blessing to all who knew:
and loved her,.
S 'For I reckon that 'the suffer-
ings of this present time are not
worthy to be compared with the
glory which shall be revealed in
us."-Romans 8:18



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Leroy Yarrell, Sr.
Leroy "Bear" Yarrell, Sr., 56,
of Cross City, died on Friday,
December 6, at Putnam
Community Hospital in Palatka.
Mr. Yarrell was born in
Trenton and had lived in Port St.
Joe. He attended New Bethel
Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. He
was a truck driver.
Survivors include companion,
Katrina McNeal of Cross City;
sons, Darryl Vann of Atlanta, GA,
Leroy Yarrell, Jr. of Cross City and
Rico L. Yarrell of Port St. Joe;
adopted son, Manuel Fisher of
Port St. Joe; daughters,: Latrina
.Morning of Virginia Beach, VA,
Emma L. Yarrell of Port St. Joe,
and Kavla B. Yarrell of Cross City:


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tipFpro.-d Nladtua E..ri3ZI a ustoi,.ian 2hii
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Appro. '.d -3c jiii-ne N.iif'ernc~rr aa a -:cr,,-c-l Fond '.r.re
c-rk~r I-"nrFirIat 3.,,..3aLhlF,:h-ka Eierr~crLarv _S''.oi
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Appr...r- ExrbaSr~tBiu. 3: a -'u-tchmiivi i'.hr; I At
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SFriends may call at First.
Baptist Church in Cross City one
hour prior to the funeral services
for viewing.

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Apro.eid dcirge :orde, .- i.- the re.-r,.:coIflmn roj-ct
.[ P n Po .-:e ,_ oitnlr, 'h,'-ol in the ajr, -Jri -3
S.- Ie34 C.""
Approved a propoi 3 irom l,."'h-,:, '.-,n,:r'eFe l':.r o,'n-
crete work on he co.e' i d "l- .,. a W i'e'h.-,
Middle School intl-e a -., mount o C'. 2 '0
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon,
second by Mrs. Wood and unarnim.:.us. .ie ihe
Board approved Port' St J.:,e iac, e 5-:,,..:.1I a j
Wewahitchka Elementary School's advisory councils
for the 2002-03 school year .as submitted. .. "...
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pridgeon,
and urnaiir,,:u.:i the BCad a.pp:o.ed 2002-03
'h.,:- .l im prr o ei-re Fi ltri' .. ',:,r : ;--:ho*:,is a_ _JCirTI,'-
le:1 .,1.
On motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Wood,
and unanimous vote, the Board approved the 2002-
03'ESOL(LEP) plan as submitted. A.
,rn -ii.',n I,, Mr 'Quinn. second by Mr. Redd.apd
un' -,,mous' ..t ine B.o:.3''apFrr'r ed the 200i2-03
LEt plan a.-- iubmlted '
.09 motion by Mrs. Pridgeon, second by Mrs. Wood.
and unanimous vote., the .Brd approvedd 'the 2002-
03 Master Inservice plan a5 nuDmirred
',. 'rn ,ou,:.r, b, Mr'z FPrngern i.cond by Mrs..Wood,
Lhe B.:.E d 3ppro.,: the 2"'1'2 03 cooperative agree-
menrt vii ro.-rth F'o.riaa Child Development lInc.
Pierce. Pridgeon, Quinn and Wood voted YEA, Redd
.o:.t-d 1r.A
SUPERINrENDENT'S REPORT: Or, mc.u:.n b' Mrs
Frnidaer:., ie.:.:-rd b., r. ; i:,,:d aji-d una.nrrTOu.s
.:ie tne E:3-d ma.,ric.:- edj ourl .:i'.- L3e o wV arangtnr,
DC in Dr ceme,- 2,0032 .r tne ,merinar, '.ern.
ment Honors class at PortSt. Joe High School. '
On mrou,n .%- M Fir PndgCeur, second b, M.-r Redd
.ind unar,nimrri.u .u oe the Eosa approved adraJ' :.
.i, i'.:. adverum ie 'c. ei-'tioi.n a round rcser.-.e
account. :
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by Mrs. Pridgeon.
and unanimous vote, the. Board approved 6ut-of-
sit.A tLra.1 i,: Cr-,rille S C ir. O,:ctober 2002 for
tne .]aijrent -:.:.u ,is r -' F,,,-t St .-:.- Hl h : ,crn ..-I Al.,:
Ssr-pio.cd o-utoi -.: la*-hi ", d ,h .u." r .js lue,- e -'rd11
On i,:.uo(:n b., M, r. uuinu r e.:o,',d b, Mr= V.,:,."i an,
r,nanjiT,,:,U:" .e' the B.sard appr,:.e a grduator.n
ard b ,3':., I ir, ale-,r __: r 'i:.r 20013 ,. Illh,,s P.r, St
',e High i ch,*:.-l Ea':': aF ur'-, e 1.a., 21 2'O2 "
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2 2u0.,' ', 7 2'.' p r., -IT. -rduati':-r, M a ?4. 2C',3 .
@ 7:00,p.m. CT. '
On motion by Mrs. W.c-d e.':.:.,rd r M n i-ridgeon
ia n r,-iriJun',, ., :-le L-he B-:,3r,-l appr.:., edC requr t, bv
?c-n .S .oe i-ah 5-.: ,:.ol is,ad B:,.:ieri -: uild t a
,:c'.er-1d -heli-e .:.. [he b'.k .:.i f t on c.:.ncew-i.:.n -anL..
'at.the football field at no cost to the school district.
On ,r.ilrn b3 Mr- '..od second by:Mrs,'Pridgeon.
and unanimous otle ine Boar ai,n.:..'hled-ged reso-
lutijn Fr-:-m C ernur Bu-'h pro,-:l mirr,,g ',C:loi r 6-
12 2002 a-: E%:'-:poonl Siu-:leni Eduallon Leel..
MTie ,c.-.,v- re..ie d m.:n'-hr.l n icu.ir, rep-.:ru o"
3-:houl r source ,:,.--i ri: a. submriLe,'i No a uorn
required
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Help Save Our Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters



PURCHASE A PILING FOR PRESERVATION OF CAPESAN BAS LIGHTHOUSE ANDKEEPERS QUARTERS



The St. Joseph Historical Society, Inc., a not for profit entity, is soliciting donations to preserve the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters,

one of the few remaining historic structures in Gulf County.


The Northwest Florida improvement Foundation has offered the Society a challenge grant in the amount of $20,000. Any funds raised of up to

$20,000 by the Society before January 1, 2003 will be matched by NFIF. All book sales of The Great Tide, The Lives of St. Joseph, and Territorial Giants,

have been dedicated to this project through December. The Society will have a booth during the Christmas on the Coast festivities where the books and

prints of the lighthouse may bepurchased.


The keeper's quarters were built in 1917 by the United States Lighthouse Service to accommodate the Cape San Bias Lighthouse. These structures \
have long been significant landmarks on the Cape San Bias coast and have been an integral part of the maritime industry in and around St. Joseph Bay and

the Northern Gulf of Mexico.


It is the intent of the Society to relocate and rehabilitate the quarters affectionately know as "Sleeping

Beauty" to its original design and be used as a museum. Anticipation is: that the museum will house a collection

depicting the history of the lighthouse, the quarters, and the families who lived there. Additionally, there will

be local history displays with emphasis on the area's maritime activities. It vill also be an outstanding

enhancement tool in the teaching of Florida History for elementary, middle,high school, and college stu-

dents. The, site will afford a museum, hands-on setting for field trips, and allow a new generation access to

Florida's past.


The lighthouse, which was built in 1885, will be rehabilitated and reactivated with reduced candle-

power to be in compliance with United States Coast Guard regulations and environmental concerns. It is
jthe last one of four, which, since 1848 has successively


marked one of Florida's most dynamic shorelines and

most dangerous capes and shoals for navigation. The light-

house contains the only intact lens revolving clockwork in the State
and a pristine third-order bivalve lens.


"SEEP/NG BEAU

of Florida


Many pilings are required for the foundation of the keeper's quarters and may be purchased for

$125.00 each. If you would like to purchase a piling, make a contribution, or give a gift in memory or

honor of a friend or relative please mail your check to the St. Joseph Historical Society Post Office Box

231, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.




Your support of our endeavors would be greatly appreciated.


"COMPLETED PROJECT"


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L ,LlT, -lO5 L 200 .E-
lie. ull C.rCounr S,.cuol Board met .in regular sc'.
slon on October 8, 2002, at 9:00 a.m., ET, in their
Administrative Offices. The following members were
present: Charlctte Pl.:,rce Billy C -Quinn Jr rlar,
Pridgeon, Oscar l.-Jd and Linda ':.'v,:a Tne up.-r
intendent and B.,a' ,- .-rn-e- .,'ere d., prF.,',nt
Chairman Pierce presided.
H EAR FROM PUBLIC: Judy Campbell. President,
Gulf County Education Assoclatlon, addressed the
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ex-wife, Lottie G. Yarrell of Port St.
Joe; sisters, Lula Sisco of
Manhattan, NY and Mable Yarrell-
of Cross City; brothers, James
Tyson of Okeechobee, Clyde
Yarrell, Ulysses Yarrell, Robert
Yarrell and Albert Yarrell, of Cross
City, Matthew Yarrell of
Englewood, NJ and Demetrice
Bailey of Port St. Joe; and five
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
on Sunday, December 16 at 2:30
p.m., at First Baptist Church in
Cross City, with Rev. Eddie R.
Jackson delivering the eulogy. A
procession will form at the
residence of Mable Yarrell, 4
North King Avenue, Cross City at
2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at.the
Dixie County Nlemonal Cemetery.


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MINUTES OF THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2002


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


PANHANDLE BEACON
. 9-g211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
. ;. wwW.Panhandlebeacon.com

Choirs to Perform
Christm s Musical
* The combi ed choirs of White
City First Ba tist Church and
Highland View Baptist Church
will present a Christmas musical
entitled It Came To Pass on
Sunday, December 15 at 6:00
p.m. at White City First Baptist
Church and again on Sunday,
December 22 at 6:00 p.m. at
Highland View Baptist Church.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend.

New Harvest Fellowship
Presents Love Transcending
.(A Christmas Cantata)
New Fellowship invites' the
community to join in on Sunday,.
December 15, for Love
Transcending (A Christmas
'Cantata) by John W. Peterson.
The Cantata will be presented at
10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT at
'New Harvest Fellowship in
Wewahitchka, located at 336 Hwy.
:22, approximately one mile west
of Hwy. 71.
The community is also invited
to share in the regular services at
1N]ew Harvest Fellowship, includ-
ing Christian education, Sundays
'at 9:30 a.m:; worship services,
Sunday at. 10:30.a.m. and 6:00
p.m.; men's, ladies and youth
groups, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.;
and mid-week services, Wednes-
.days at 7:00 p.m..


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


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


Our Readers
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Write

Letters
to the Editor .

Chamber Director
Commends CCBA
I would like to take this
opportunity to commend the
Constitution City Business
Association for their, efforts in
promoting our beautiful down-
town area. My staff and I applaud
their efforts in promoting our city
with Christmas on the Coast
2002! Parades, gospel sings and
all the other activities, take
months of planning, many hours
of calling, and numerous
meetings to get all the details
worked out.
There were so many people
that worked long and very hard to
make this event come together.
The list would be too long, to
Lhank each of them but there are
some that went above and beyond
the call of duty and 'should be
singled out for their untiring
efforts.
Tonya Nixon did 'an
outstanding job as Event
Chairman. George Duren did an


Everyone is invited to attend

"TTFLLING TIE

C HRiTS TMAS STORYr"
a Live Nativity Drama at

First United

Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
(111 N. 22nd Street)
Monday, December 16th
at 6:00 p.m. (CST)


will bc e
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Family Life Church
touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


Join us in worship.. .r
10:30 Sunday Morning *.
7:00 Wednesday Evening Apalachcola...
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe *


Port St. Joe
SHwy.98 -
I 1 ... Panama City
Hwy. Reid Ave.
71 Family Life Church
Wewahilchka

229-LIFE (5433)


The Potter's House
"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New."
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
IA SCHEDULE OF SERVICES


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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 Splrlts, Hearts & Lives CaM be mendedi


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


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

,excellent job at what he promised
to do, then took on bther
responsibilities to ensure the
success of all events planned for
the weekend. Willie Ramsey and
Ron Isbell worked as hard as-two
people could to see, that our,
neighbors all knew what we had
planned-to celebrate at .this
special season. Hiram Nix,
Jeannie Mims,; Charlotte Pierce;
Paula Pickett, Terri Palmer, and
many others contributed this year.
as they have in past years to offer
family-oriented events to our,
community, .
Also, those organizations that'
entered floats need a special
thank you! It takes commitment,
preparations, tine and money to
have a float ready for a parade.
O e 'aspect that one doesn't think
about is that after all that hard
work, they miss the parade
themselves. That 'takes an
unselfish attitude and community
"spirited mindset from a group of
people to commit to do'this for a
parade.
It, was certainly a pleasure to
work with all .those mentioned
and again we applaud the CCBA
for their untiring work and
sometimes thankless efforts to
promote our community. -We are
fortunate to live and work in the
best place in the world! Please.-
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HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
247 N. Tyndall Parkway
Callaway
(850)785-1316


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 1Qth Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111

thank those who worked so
tirelessly to make Christmas on
the Coast 2002 a success.
Sandra B. Chafin,
Executive Director,
Gulf Co. Chamber of Commerce

Stop Visual Pollution
One year ago, my husband
and I purchased' a home in Port
St. Joe. We plan to live there, when
we retire. We currently live up
north, in an area that has many of
the same characteristics as Gulf
County. Bayfield County, Wiscon-
sin, borders on beautiful' Lake
Superior and is surrounded by
National Forest. There is a base of
year round residents, and the
population soars during, the
summer. Both areas are pristine-
hopefully they will never become a
Panama City or a Green Bay.
The one big difference we did
notice was that Hwy. 98 in Gulf
Co. had very few billboards. How
refreshing that was compared to
our Hwy. 63 in' Wiscon-in The
beauty of the forests, rivers,
wetlands and lakes. that we view
from our vehicle' is marred by the
numerous signs.
I was dismayed to read in The
Star of a request for a variance
from an outdoor advertising


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


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


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

A Timely Gift Idea
There's no better time than
the present to buy a clock and if
precise time is what you're after,.
the answer may be an atomic
model.
business to add another sign
panel on Hwy. 98.' Once these
billboards are approved, they will
never come down.
It is not too late to put a stop
to this visual pollution. It is up, to
the citizens'and commissioners of
Gulf Co. to halt the addition of
more billboards. Please don't
allow Hwy. 98 to become littered
with signs.
Thank you,
Cyndy Mochel


Got News?

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


Other watches and clocks
may tick but atomic clocks listen
to the signals of the world's most
accurate timekeepers, atomic
clocks, such as the U.S. Atomic
Clock in Boulder, Colorado. These
timepieces self-adjust, even for
daylight savings time and never
need setting,
A state-of-the-art atomic
clock can receive the clock radio
signal from Germany, the U.S.A.,
England and Japan. By plugging
in the exchangeable antenna for
,your location, you can ,get the
correct time within a 1,000-mile
radius of the selected signal.
With an atomic travel clock,
the correct time is always at hand.


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

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
;- g 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SSixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ..... 10 a.m.th Street
Fellowship Time ... .10:45 a.m. CO
Adult School ........ .11 a.m. a
*Sunday School -1
*Young Children .0


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/


SFirst Baptist Church,


CHURCH OF CHRIST
: MEETS


Singing.::
9 a.m. Sunday


worsnap:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


SFirst United Methodist Church
,of Mexico Beach
111 North: 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services;
Traditional ............. ... ......... ...... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contem porary ........................ ... ...... .......... 11:00 a.m ., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev, Ted Lovelace, Pastor *, NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+... ST. JAMES'

-+ +^ EPISCOPAL CHURCH'
8Q0 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and'11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child, Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org


than


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

lnb 5aptit QIgurr
* t 382 Ling Street Highland View
PoFbrt St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306 Sunday School 9:45 am.
ll. VMorning Worship 11:00 a~m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service. 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
. 4t ni. o Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education Minister to Students


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Sunday School .......... 9:45 am
Worship Service .' .... ..... 11:00 am
Disciple Training ..... ........ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ..... .... . 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE

CHURCH


801 20th Street Port St. Joe
Dr. Bill ,Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .... .. . . . .
Sunday Morning Service . . . .
Sunday Evening Service . . .


229-6707

. 10:00 a.m.
. 11:00 a.m.
. . 6:00 p.m.


Constitution and Monument
!Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .. 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship ......... 6:00 p.m.
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


t iBut those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
a Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with 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. Ge unto the Lora ihe giory
Sunday Morning Worship .. .. .. II a.m. due H, name. t,.c.rship the
Sunday Evening Worship . . 6 p m. Lo-rd in the be-aut'y or holiness
Wednesday Evening Service ........... 7 p.m. F'sain 29 2


Discover God's Love! _
Everyone welcome

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


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EVERYONE WELCOME!


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AUCTION!
Sat., Dec. 14th 10:00 am
Eastern .
Approx 9 storage units
Gulf South Self Storage
746 4th Street, Port St. Joe
Wade Clark Auctions
850-229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743,
10% Buyer's Prem.
ltc12/12

AUCTION
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates &
Liquidations Anchor Realty
j& Mortgage Co.






1988 Ford Bronco II. AT, Ac,
V6, 2WD, excellent condi-
tion. Must ,see. $2950 Call
960-4464. ltcl2/12

1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc. excellent, only 67,
000 miles, nearly new,
$3,200. Call 647-9317. 12/5,
1996 Nissan Pickup. 5
speed, AC, excellent condi-
tion. $4650. Call 960-4464.
ltcl2/12

1988 Olds Cutlass, 6 cyc,
AC,. cruise, auto transmis-
sion, 4 door, $1,500. Call
648-8932. 2tc12/12
1987 Honda Prelude. 2 door,
.AT, AC, clean, dependable.
Must see. $2250. Call 960-
4464. lc12/12
1957 GMC SWB 4x4. S3 000
obo. Call 229-6959 lea\e
Message. 2tpl2/12
1992 Che v Lurrana. AT, AC,
4 door. excellent condition;
$2650. Call 960-4464. I...2/12
1993, Bonneville. super
clean, very good condition,
$3,750 OBO. Call 647-5995.
itpl2/12

1996' Chevy Monte Carlo. 2'
door, AT, AC, V6,. excellent
condition. $4650. Call 960-
4464. Itcl2/12
-For Sale: Great Christmas
Gift! 2001 -Honda XR 50.:
Great starter bike. Asking
$1200. Call Tammy Mayo at
639-5928. Itpl2/12

1998 Buick Skylark. AT, AC,
V6, 4 door, one owner. New,
condition. $3650. Call 960-
.4464. ltcl2/12
1993 Mazda B 2600 LE, Ext
cab, A/T, A/C, cruise, top-
per, new tires, 118K miles,
good condition, $4,500 OBO.
Call 648-8007. 2tpl2/12
1995 GMC Jimmy SLT, 4
door, leather '- seats,
tires/rims, A/C, power
S/W/L, tilt, cruise, roof rack,
AM/FM stereo cassette,
$5,500 OBO. Call 229-6632
leave message. 4tp12/12
1995 Toyota Camry LE. Need
some work, $2,500. Call 227-
3670. 3tp1l2/5


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

MINI STORAGE
O 28 Reid Ae. Street, Port S Joe, Fl
229-6200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

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

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


1999 Ford Windstar LX-.van.
Spotless cleanly Loaded. New
condition. $6950. Call 960-
4464. l Itcl2/12
1995 Volvo 960, fully loaded,
white, tan leather, sun roof,
117K miles, $8,500. Call
229-2459. 2tpl2/12
1999 Suzuki Esteem. 4 door,
5 speed, AC, 32,000 one-
owner miles. New condition.
$4850. Call 960-4464. ,o12/12

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE.
4 door, one owner, 50,000.
miles. Garaged. Leather, sun
roof. New condition. $7450.
Call 960-4464. itcl2/12

1993 Buick LeSabre, AM/FM
cassette, heat & air, leather
int., new battery & alterna-
tor, 100,000 miles, good con-
dition, $3,400 OBO. Call'
227-9118 leave message.
2tpl2/12

1995 Jeep. Grand Cherokee
Larado. 4X4, one owner,
garaged, 4 door. 701000
miles. New condition. $6950.
Call 960-4464. ltcl2/12

.1998 .Chevy Lumina, auto-
matic, great condition, price
$6,000. Call 850-227-9388
leave message. 4tpl 1/28





KAYAKS! New and Used! All
on close-out sale! .Kayak
trailer & gear on sale tool
Sale through Dec. 21st Only.
Call 229-9282. 2tc12/12

2001 Yamaha XL700
Waverunner. Like new, low
hours. Trailer, life jackets
and accessories included,
$6,500 OBO. Call 227-4617.
leave message. 4tp12/12
1998 17 ft. Kenner Pro Skiff,
50 HP Johnson SPL, stain-
less steel prop trculer, many
extras VHF radio, depth find-
er, life vests, flare kit, 2
anchors, S6.500. Call 850-
648-5965. Itpl2/12
Used kayaks for sale. Happy
Ours Kayak and Canoe
replacing its fleet. Check, our
deals, just in time for
Christmas. 229-1991. 51,11/21,

.1997 Neptune 2330. center
console, 200 hp Johnson,
alum. trailer,' $16,500. Call
(229) 420-9377 or (229) 881-
4921. 5tp11/21






Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. $650,000:
Call for details. 850-229-
1929. tfcl2/5






Want entertainment? Need
some help planning your
party? Need a speaker?
Magic, Face Painting,
Balloons, Games, 'Music,
Much Morel Call 227-6617.
tfcl2/5


House For Rent: 3 bedroom,,
2 bath in Port St. Joe
Gulfaire Subdivision 2200
sq. ft. 2 sun rooms, family
room; fenced in yard, deck, 2
car detached garage, mother-
in-law suite includes 1 bed-
room & 1 bath, access to
pool, tennis courts and dedi-
cated beach, $995 per
month. Call 256-348-4322.
2tp12/12

Studio Apartment for rent,
St. Joe Beach, $300 per'
month. Everything Included.
Call 850-647-8481.ltp 12/12

1 bedroom apartment for
,rent, 808 Woodward Ave.,
Dogwood Terrace
Apartments'. Call 227-7800.
tfcl2/12

Trailer for rent, 1752 Cobia
Ave., $360 .month with
garbage pick up. Call 227-
9363. 2tp12/12
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in.
Port St. Joe
2 bedroom, 1 bath on 1/2
acre on Hwy. 71 in
Honeyville
2 bedroom, 1 bath Northside
of Port St. Joe. Call '899-
3312 for information.
tfel2/12

2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.
155 Beach Street, St. Joe
Beach. Stpove, refrigerator,
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off Highway 98, $550
monthly, $250 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfcl2/12
4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom; 1.5 bath
town home.; Total electric,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
er, washer/dryer hook 'up,
central air and heat. Great
view of the beach. $950.
monthly, $350 refundable
,damage deposit. Call Gull
Coast Vacation Rentals. Inc.
,.,:at,648-5449. tic I' 1.2_
MEXICO BEACH Long-
term lease. 2 bedroom, 2
bath unfurnished 2 story
duplex one and 1/2 blocks
from. the beach. Limited gulf
view from 1st & 2nd floor
decks. Has w/d, range, ice-
maker frig, d/w, built-in
microwave. 2 car covered
parking on ground floor.
$700 mo. rent, $500 deposit.
NO PETS. 648-6739. 5tp12/5
Liberty Manor Apts., 102
Liberty Manor Circle, PSJ.
Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped.
CH/A, laundry facilities,
'energy efficient const., stove
& refrig., furn., fully carpet-
ed. 1 bedroom apartments on
site Equal. Opp.. Housing
Complex. Call 229-6353 for
more info. NOW TAKING
APPLICATIONS. 4tcl2/5

Beach Side Condo, Mexico
Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath' available Dec.-March,
$650 month. Call 706-333-
0159 or 706-663-2263. 31012/5
Gulf Aire Executive 3.bed-
room, 2 bath, garage, screen
porch, privacy fence, private
beach, pool & tennis court.
Call 647-8760. 4tcl2/5

Furnished trailer for rent.
Call 648-5306. tfcl2/5


Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfcl2/5


APRIA


RV & Boat Storage
$30 Month

Mobile Home Lots
$125 Month
850-648-8201


PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS

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


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


i


THE J. LESTER

COMPANY REAL

ESTATE APPRAISAL &

CONSULTING SERVICE

A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

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

850-639-4200

Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
rackson Counties Specialty Assignments State Wide


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES,
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue "'
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cal John Reeves at 2296374


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

2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. 'd2/5
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. tfcl2/,5
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment on Hwy. 71 South,
energy efficient. TFor \more
information call 639-5102.
tfcl2/5.

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfci/5

Rental Furnished 2 bed-
room, 2 bath 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. tfcl2/5
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental
units. Call Crystal Sands
Realty 648-4400. tfcl2/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apat-'
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up;
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stovy, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/,dryer
hook-up. .
One bedroom apartment.
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. ,:,
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. u:. i

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. tfcl2/5
2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment, energy efficient on
South Hwy. 71, $425 per,
month. Call 639-5102 for
more information., tfcl2/5

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. tfcl2/5
For Lease: Canal front home
in Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath, dock with cov-
ered lift, Florida room,
screened porch; .:garage,
much more. $1,200 month.-
108 38th Street, Mexico
Beach. Call 227-1490. tfcl2/5


Porch Sale, 105 35th Street,'
Mexico Beach, Sat., Dec. 14,
8:00 am. Clothes, books,
misc. Rain Cancels. Itp12/12

Yard Sale, 524 4th Street,
Port St. Joe, Sat. Only, Dec.
14, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. 1p12/12
Garage Sale, 616 Marvin
Ave., Fri. & Sat., Dec. 13 &
14, 9:00 am till? Several fam-
ilies. Rain Cancels. ltpl2/12

Yard Sale, 1911' Cypress
Ave., Sat., Dec. 14, 7:30 to
NOON. Lots of items. Itp12/12

Huge Yard Sale, 401
Ponderosa Pine Road, Port
St. Joe, (watch for signs on
C30 near airport), Sat., Dec.
14, 9:00 till & Sun., Dec. 15,
9:00-1:00., Furniture,
antiques, collectables, 3
large' framed Paul Brents
signed. -.(oil) light house
painting buy Roberts numer-
ous- more, houseware,
,clothes, (.Michael Jackson
trench coat) misc, lots & lots
to choose from.. Questions
Call 227-7723. Rain cancel
either day. Itpl2/12
Yard Sale, 1017 \Woodward
Ave, Fri. & Sat., Dec. 13 &'
14, 8:00 am until? Wood
crafts. fishing tackles. house
hold items. tools & much
misc. itpl2/12

Yard Sale, 125 Westcott
Circle, Sat.. Dec. 14, 8:00-
1:00 Furnrture. rrucrowave.
clothes. odds & ends.







Bakers Assistant/Evening
Help 'needed immediately.
Great place to work. 'Apply in
person at The Old Flour Mill,
226 Reid Ave. or fax resume
to 404-627-9619. tfcl2/5

Front office: position in
progressive dental practice,
in Apalachicola. Experience
in insurance preferred. but
will train. Resumes to Dr.
Padgett. '218 Ave. E,
Apalachicola, FL 32320.
ltcl2/12

Opening for Sales Agent
with Florida Real. Estate
License. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 850-648-5777 for.
interview or fax to 850-648-
5779. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfcl2/5




CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New. AnnimenrY Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Cli
648-5165

Port St. Joe Ludge No.
GI IlI Reg Stated
SCommunicatilon 1st &
3 rd Thursday of each mo.,
8:00 .pm., Masonic Hall, 214
Reid. Ave. Tommy Davis, W.M.
Bill Jordon, Sec.'

J.C. Enterprises 202 Reid-Avenue
r Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
; 850-227-9414
S Fax 229-6041


radioShack
.uihozed Sales Center

GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone Ji_ Mobile
850 850
229-8651 227-8024

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


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


Courteous
Painting
Owner:
Dennis Welch
Residential
& Commercial
Respectful Honest
John 3:16
Phone:

229-8638
Pager:

335-0325
God Bless You,,,2,


Cook Wanted full ume pay.
ins. & vacation benefits
depending on experience.
Fish House Restaurant
Mexico Beach if': 125

Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5995. tfcl2/5

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfcl2/5

All survey personnel posi-
tions, ,,salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
tfcl2/5


C. R. SMITH


& SON, INC.

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

Port-o-let Rentals
eDaily
* Weekly
* Monthly i
Your %
LOCAL
Port-o-let
Provider
Serving Dhe Communin Since 1976


IISmau Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
Stic 12/5

2 belt driven)10 inch contrac-
tor table saws and stands,
$250, $275; new 4 inch table
saw diamond & .regular
blades, $45; New 5 ft. cast
iron bath tub, $100: new toi-
let, $25; combo. 6 way fold
14 ft. step ladder, scaffold,
like new, $75. Call 850-229-
7749 evenings. :., 2rp12/12
For Sale, Console Piano. Call
229-8978,after 5:00. 2tp121,t2

Camper Top for 1993 Ford
Ranger. Champagne color,
sleek look but not boxey
New $1,000 asking $40.0
OBO. Call Merri at 227-1714
days or 229- 604 nights.
ltpl2/12

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course,
Learn how ,to become .a
Christian & nothing else,
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929.
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your, request .to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net .
-* ; tfcl2/5


Part Time Cashier needed
for 1/2 day on weekends,
Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
Trading Post. tfcl2/5

ATTENTION! DRIVER
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Werner has Immediate open-
ings for entry-level simi dri-
vers. No experience neces-
sary. earn 35K-45K first year
plus benefits. 15 day CDL
training is now available in
your area. For a solid new
career call today! 1-877-214-
3624. 4tc12/5
The Gulf County board of
County 'Commissioners is
seeking (1) individual to fill
a full-time (40 hour) mos-
quito sprayer position at
the, Gulf County Public
Works Department in Port
St. Joe, Florida. All appli-
cants must meet the follow-
ing criteria:
* Be a high school graduate
or equivalent
* Able to lift 50 pounds
* Pass Physical and Drug
Test
* Possess Valid Florida's
Driver's License
Applications will be available
at the Gulf County Public
Works Department, 1001
10th Street, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, Monday
through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
4:00 p.m., E.T. or down-
loaded from the County's
website at www.gulfcounty-
government.com. All applica-
tions will tie accepted until,
Friday, December 20, 2002
at 4:00 p.m., E.T. If anyaddi-
tional information is needed,
please contact Joe Danford
at (850)227-1401 or
(850)227-3696 for further
information. Gulf County
enforces a Drug Free
Workplace and. is an Equial
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Emrplo'er. 2tcl2/12
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking an individual for a,
'Laborer position. This posi-
uonr-will be considered full-,
tline/40 hours per week at'
the Gulf County Road
Department located at 318 S.
7th Street, Wewahltchka, FL.
All applicants must meet the
following criteria:
* Be a high school graduate
or equivalent
Able to lift 50 pounds'
Valid Flonda Dnriers
License
Pass Physical and Drug
Test
Applications will be available
at the Gulf County Road
Department, 318 S. 7th
Street, Wewahitchka, FL
,32465. (850)639-2238,
'Monday through Friday..
6:302AM-3:OOPM, FT or can
be down loaded from Gulf
County's- website -at,
www.gulfcountygovern-
ment.com. Applications will
be accepted until Friday,
December 13, 2002 until
3:00PM, CT at the Gulf
County Road Department. If
you have any questions you
may contact Superintendent
Bobby Knee at (850)639-
2238. Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. /s/Jerry
Barnes, Chairman
Attest: /s/ : Douglas
Birmingham, Clerk. 2tc12/5


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2002


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LPN'S (PRN) NHC HOME-
CARE Our PORT ST. JOE
homecare program is seeking
PRN LPN'S to provide skilled
care to our homebound
patients. Mileage reim-
bursed. Interested parties
may contact May Fuze, 850-
229-8238 for further infor-
mation or you may fax your
resume. to 850-229-2725.
EOE/DEWP. ltcl2/12

NURSE

PRACTITIONER

Caring Hands
Healing Hearts
" Hearts and hands are
busy working together
at Tallahassee
.Memorial HealthCare in.
Florida's bustling capi-
:,ta,pity..As one o the.
state's largest hospi-
tals, we operate' a"77n- "
bed acute care facility.
satellite, clinics and
home health service.
Join us now as a Nurse
Practitioner in our
Family Medicine prac-
tice located in
'Eastpbirit, FL.
The selected individual
should possess a mini-
mum of 2 years ARNP
experience.
Competitive salaries,
tuition reimbursement,
and other generous
benefits provided. To k
join us now, apply on-
'line at www.tmh.org.
Email adkinson-
s@mail.tmh.org or
thompson-
su@mail.tmh.org. EOE.
Drug-free workplace.
Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare
The Caring Hands
People ,




Aloe Vera plants $1 to $10
each. Call 827-2884, Itpi2'/12


SSI/Disability Income? I can
get you approved
$1000/mo. minimum
income to qualify: 2520
down, low monthly pay-,
ments. Call D.C. Widhams at
1-888-324-1514. ltcl2/12

-Ac-tvely seeking older double
wide trade in'- on New man-
ufactured :homes. Best trade
allowance offered. Call 50-
763-4266 Ez-Qualify
Financing. :. tc 12/I12
NO-, -PAYMENTS FOR 6
MONTHS! Buy a new home
now and make no payments
till May 2003. Call NOW! 1 -
888-324-1514, :, D.C.
Williamis. Itcl2/12

2 new land home packages
already set up in Panama
City area. 0 down. Ready-to
move in no.'. Just start mak-
ing payments. 550-625-
0311. ltcl2/12
'$999 down on doublewides,
$499 on snglewides. Home
Only or Land/Home pkgs. All
applcaotons accepted, even
bankruptcy. Call D.C.
Williams TODAYI 1-888-324-
1514.. ltcl2/12
2 New Zone III 16x80 200,2
models, 3 bedroom, 2 bath
left., Need to sell. $499 down
payments $325 per month.
W.A.C. 850-625-0311. itcl2/12

Land home Packages. Gulf
and Franklin Counties. Will
be set up in 3 weeks. 3 and 4
bedroom floor plans. Call
850-625-0311. ltcl2/12

EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfcl2/5


Robert E. KingDDS


General

Dentistry

325 Long Avenue


227-1812
,,fpurs By Appointment


1

















CLASSIFIED ADS


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., tfcl2/5

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.
tfcl2/5

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
'set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. tfcl2/5

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfcl2/5

ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfcl2/5

UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out' of
pocket. Call Frank for details
j522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfcl2/5

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
,.nights.. tfcl2/5

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.
Uc12/5

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount pnces.
No money down. Call 850-
.522-9300 or 850-527-1463:.
tfcl2/5'


Deer hounds for sale, also'
puppies 4 months old: Call
827-1839. 2tpl2/12

Beautiful SI-htzu for sale..
Has shot record, house bro-
k'eh;vieri docile, great pet for
U aduilts.-White-gold, $250.
'all-Jennifer at 227-9722k -'"
,tc12/5


Two nice house trailers for
salel on 10 lots. Mostly
cleared by owner. Call 827-
2884. Howard Creek. Itpl2/12

SHome For Sale By Owner: 3
bedroom, 'I bath home, 1601
Marvin' Ave. New 'central
heat/ac, new roof.' Lot
78x150. S85.900. Call 850-
227- 1280 alter 6:00.2tc 12/5

WindMark Beach: Lot 32,
,Water Front. For sale by
owner. S770,000. Call 954-
609-3040 3tcl'l/28

BEACON HILL'S BEST BUY!
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 4now. 1-228-
467-1746 6tpll/28

By owner: 90'xl50' fenced
lot. located near canal in
White City. Lot faces paved
road 827-6869. 4tcll/21

Lot for sale in Me.xco Beacn.
50'x150' off of Oleander and
Former. S175.000. 706-464-
1670. 4tcl1/21

St: Joe Beach- 2 1/2 blocks
to beach. 3 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba.,
1dbl. garage w/lg. attic, priva-
cy fenced yard. boat pad
w/elec. & water. approx.
2100 sq. ft. In neighborhood
of nice homes' By owner -
$232.000. Cal 647-2504 or
e-mail Jmer@gtc)m.net 4i )i/21

$9,99,999 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 850-
648-5840,' Mexico Beach,
Florida to get a guided tour of
'this beautiful home. tfcl2/5

Mexico Beach St. Joe Beach
Homes and Vacant Land.
'Ask for Joan Lovelace. Your
'Beach Realtor. Mexico Beach
:Harmon Realty, 648-5767.
tfcl2/5

FOR SALE BY OWNER -
38th Street, Mexico Beach.
'New, Beach side Townhome.
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,
.ceramic tile, Berber carpet,
'all new. appliances. Gulf
View, just steps to beach and
q City Pier. $195,000. Possible
owner financing. Call 850-
229-7827 or 770-479-0331.
tfcl2/5


Beautiful Bay Front Lot at
Treasure Bay. Gorgeous sun-
sets and fabulous palms.
Asking $205,000. Call 850-
229-9766 or 229-8211 ask
for Russ, tfcl2/5

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







Do you need any fiber glass
work done? No job to big or
small, free estimates. Deck
or boats. Fiberglass repair.
Call 639-6360, 227-4621 or
819-0478. 12tpl2/12

Experienced Handyman -
Painting and light duty
handyman services.
References available. Call
Elvin Peak at 227-7820.
6tcl2/12

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 r\Ts. exp. with
mental health &.vocational
rehab. References. 227-
7723. 4tc 11/28

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

Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependable! Can pro%-ide rel-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. tfcl2/5

WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! 'Call Faux-Walls at
227-5197. lfcl2/5


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
,TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GCULF.COUFNTT -. ,
CASE NO.: 02-272
IN RE: MARRIAGE OF
KAREN REDMAN
Petitioner/Wife.
vs.
HARRY ROBERT REDMAN
Respondent/Husband.'


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Suarn Carroll. Aumorre, .for.
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on or beic..-.r E 1e.ember 3, 20021 and
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WARNING; Rule 12.285, Florida
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Ings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal]
Softhis court on November 13.
2002.
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By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk+
Publish Nov. 21 & 28. Dec. 5 & 12.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-73-PR
IN RE: Estate of LAWSON M. HILL.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
,The administration of the estate of
LAWSON M. HILL deceased, File
Number 02-73-PR, Is pending In the
Circuit Court for Gulf County. Florida,
Probate Division. the address of which
Is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port
St.-Joe, Florida 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Representative
and- the Personal Representative's
attorney is set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and. other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN. THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFPTIIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent'and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate.
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with the court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE. DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. ,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice. is December 5, 2002., .
HARRISON. SALE, MCCLOY
AND THOMPSON, CHTD.
/s/CARLOTTA APPLEMAN-MONIZ,
ESQ.
304 Magnolia Avenue
P. 0. Box 1579
Panama City, FL 32401
Florida Bar No. 0275890
Telephone: (850) 769-3434
Fax: (859) 769-6121
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
Personal Representative:
SUNTRUST BANK
BY- 'iWILLIAM A. GRABBED, Vice
Pr-... ,'rin ;
Post Office Box 4655. Box 252
AilIr",a GA 30'02
P'u, lih Dece,r.Lt r i5 an3 12 2I'..2
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,. FOUR-
TEErTH ,.il.Di.:LL CiiF.,:UiT jF THE
T '.,FE "',F rL.'-FJE'A Ii A.'D F';-,F
C, LF ,.,:iUjT,
CASE NO.: 02-74-CP
S IN PROBATE
IIi NE The E i i..r F-HTLLIP EUGENE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL. PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS, AGAINST THE
ESTATE:
The ancillary administration of the
estate of PHILLIP: EUGENE BARFORD,
deceased, Case.No. 02-.74-CP 1i pend-
ing in the Circuit Court ,:.r GULF
County. Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Gulf County
Courthouse. Probate Division, 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Boulevard, Port St.-
Joe, FL 32456. The name and address
of the ancillary personal representative
and that per' :nal ireF.'e:er i e1 .
attorney art' _-[ lrnh r.el:.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All .:re.i.-,r-: :.1 t- i a .:. ari ar-Al ber
persons having cialfr,i' .r al nman.d
against decedent's estate, on whom a,
c.:.p\ f mi- noil.:'. i o ie n 1 bnithir,
ihre" ,'r, .ril- after ithei i in, me fir'l'
publication of this notice must file their
claims ir, this ':.ourt WITHIi THE
SL-iiER 'F -THRE M','rT. AFTER"
TI-e C.At-E'-_,F'THE FiRST- piLric':4
TiOl C OF THiS NOTYicE OR THIITh' l3',.i
DEAlS AFTER THE DATE 'F S.ER'ICE
':-F A COP, OF TH-iE rifTIE I'_N
'THEM. '. .
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
d.'Tand aeaJrnt ezlate of ihe d.cedeni
muit file treir cliam. %iLh this Courn
WITHIN THPEE 131 MONTiHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PLiBLiCA.
TIO.i OF THIS NOTIC''E
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is December 5; 2002.
/s/THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOOL. PA.
.0FE FOtTRTHSTPEET ,,, .
P_',FT !zT JOE FL 32457
(850) 229-8211
FL BAR NO 035055'3
SATTRtJE' FO;R A', iLLaIRYPERSON-
REPRESENTATIVE
S/s/ALFRED E. YOHO' ,
1403-1 S. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
ANCILLARY PERSONAL REPRESEN--
TATIVE ., .'
Publish December 5 and 12, 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
".-:.iPTEENTrH .ILiu'CL. >CiRC:lii IN
.NrD FOR GL-'LF ,-,.-i.,rT FLORID'
CASE N':.' ''2.8.
C(.'.' C,'j Fir l Ri. .1,: ri,
'CORP.,


OR DEMANDS AGAJNS~


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4l,253 i,.er Green Pjrkv's fi
Duluth, GA 30096
Plaintiff
v.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CHARLES R. SHORT; CAROLE
SHORT: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CAROLE SHORT; THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES. GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES. CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES OF CHARLES R.
SHORT. DECEASED: AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANT: AND THE UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
THAT, 'pursuant to Plaintiffs Final
'Judgment Of Foreclosure and F,':
Establishment of Note -. .re-. i,. Ir-, .
t :: .e a p e dI,,rc ,J a ,:'l :n I i111 ell rr e
p ,ro:, ',iei in Gul'f county,
rl,-. ,3a a e.:n r- :.1 as f l.l :... .:i to w lt:
Commencing at.a. concrete
St. Joe Paper Company
monument marking the
,u r... Corner of
",:.r ... ,it Quarter of
Northeast ,Quarter of
Section. 31, Township .5
'South, Range 11 West. Gulf
County, Florida; thence
N0 17'29"W, along the West
line of said Northwest
Quarter of Northeast ,
Quarter a distance 'of
783.54 feet for the Point of'
'NO17'29"W, along said
West line f.:.r 1i 3.' f : '
thence .Si.? :4'2'7 E for
299.91 feet; thence '
SO19'46"E, for 130.27 feet;
'thence N89'38'06"W, for
299.99 feet to the Point of
Beginning. '
TOGETHER WITH A 2001,
80 X 28 Powerhouse Mobile.
S-i.,.:, Sefil No.
:" ,' i,:,1.1 46"?,%4Bi?.
at public sale, to, the highest and best
bidder, for, cash at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at
.11:00 a.m., EST on the 27th day of
December, 2002.
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/T. Knox
', Deputy Clerk
Publish December 12 and 19, 2002
,:ASE r:- ,j'-320;'- .t
FIRST ,ARi B.-lJK iN A SL' C':ES ,-:,R III
INTEREST TO FIRSTAR BANK .MIL-
WAUKEE N A AS TRUSTEE FOR
riE\% CENTI.R'. riorlE EQUITY LOAN
STFPUT SEFJES i,'9l-r.f:D ,.
Plaintiff.
vs.
VIVIAN LEE WALKER; et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order or Summary Final
Judgment of foreclosure dated
November 26. 2002, and entered 'In
Case No. 02-320-CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County. Florida.
, wherein 'Firstar Bank, N.A. successor
In interest to Firstar Bank Milwaukee,
N.A., as Trustee for New Century Home
Equity Loan Trust, Series 1999-NCD is
Plaintiff and VIVIAN LEE WALKER, are
Defendants. I will sell to the highest .
and best bidder for cash at the Front
Door of the Gulf County Courthouse.
1000' Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
Saint Joe,. Florida 32456 at, Gulf
County. Florida, at 11:00 a.nm. EST on
the 27th day of December. 2002, the
following described property as set
forth in said Order or.Final Judgment.
to-wit:
LOT 17. BLOCK 1006. CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE.
ACCORDING TO' PLAT
THEREOF. RECORDED IN
PLAT BOi.K I PAGE 17
OF THE FuE.LiC F.E':''R-uD
SC'F GULF F cOliI1n FLOiJ
DA.
DA. ... ....-...
iI \,.u arie a pero'rn w n a alisabll-
In ho neea- a.ny accormoodation in
order to pa i-lp.te in Uil pr:.:"eaing
%au are entitled al r..,. coil to )i:'u Irle
pro,'iilor of ,ocenianr, a.;5i;l r e Ple
conI lr ire COUr- ar l'_''22'0l- 1 i
.hlthi',n rv, 121 aorkni.i, dsqs of ,,
receipl c thi zi tjouce I1 ,t u are hearing,
or, voice impaired, call Florida Relay
Serice |"'-il '55-8770. '
DATED at Port Saint Joe, Florida,.
on December, 2. 2002. :
Douglas, C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/T.Knox "
Deputy Clerk
Publish December 12 and 19, 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
; I TH JULi'iC L _iF:CLiiT I; .1iJ
F:'R GULF CO'jUlan'. FL'F'JA
RiP,1L DP.ISinr
CASE N J .2 -2'.,_-A
HCr'MEy SEF''.1'lif .>'RF'iF- *.Ti, i
AS SERVICE, IN THE NAME OF
"CITIBANK, N.A.". NOT IN ITS INDIVID-
UAL CAPACITY, BLiT .% T-iTiSTEE 'EjF
RAFCTRUST 2001 I, F,'R THE EiErjE
FIT OF THE RAFC ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2001-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.,
ALLEN B. KELLY, et al.. .
"E.l'.r,,r,ran .

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment 'of
Foreclosure dated the 26th day of


,*,:* -in )L., -'..' 3r',J r-N *e 1 i, s'-.-
No. 02-292-CA. of the Circuit Court of
the 14th Judicial Circuit In and for
Gulf County. Florida, wherein HOMEQ
SERVICING CORPORATION, AS SER-
VICER, IN THE NAME OF "CITIBANK.
N.A.". NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPAC-
ITY. BUT AS TRUSTEE OF RAFC
TRUST 2001-1. FOR THE'BENEFIT OF
THE RAFC ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-1 Is the Plaintiff
and ALLEN B. KELLY: GLENDA N.
KELLY; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SER-
VICES, INC.; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
are.iDefendants. I will sell. to the. high-,
,' ui.:i L.':;i bidder for cash In 'the
Fro.- L.I:L., of tr..e ',..ui County
C.:,u, rr,.-:,, In Port t .i .:: Florida,
11:00 a.m. FST on the 27th day of
b e...e.-. :,:" .:,,, ,,: ..'-. hI..
de ,:eril, .:i pro rpr a- : :r icrli -.. ,l
Finl' 1 JuJ rin"-I '[ ,1 1- .
LOTS 40 41 AND 42,
BLOCK "H", OF ALDER-
SON'S ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA.
FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE OFFICIAL MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF, ON
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE' CLERK OF THE
COURT, GULF COUNTY,,
FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 1.
TOGETHER WITH A 1970
S'VICEROY MOBILE HOME
VIN #VI706012CN2876
A/K/A 726 2ND STREET,
WEWA-HITCHKA, FL
S, 32465 ', /.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their disabili-
iit', need special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
c ,:'n l : I r m e ,-J! ,: .:.:.. D. i j 1 1 0 0 0
C.: l ~ :ii.. -:, E .1 F :.- ,.'.l Joe,
SFL'32456 or Telephone (850) 229-6113
,prior to such proceeding.
Dated this the 2nd day of
December, 2002.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk

AIlMkh


By:/s/'T.Knox
Deputy Clerk
Publish,December 12 and 19, 2002
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold its regular monthly meeting
for December on December 16. 2002,
at 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T.. at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting Room,
110 Library Drive. Port St. Joe, Florida.
All who wish may attend and be heard.
/s/Nolan Treglown. Chairman
Publish December 12, 2002
-NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
..: I BID l 0. 0203-08,
'I.,: .,,ul Cui' -a. E.-...J, of Coupty
C 'r,,i il.:'.r, r IIi i ,:.:,.. ,: bidq from
any person,' company tc :.i-..:- .i
I-, '".: ,: I n j ,1 .*I :, il..ln g ft,.i .: il.:, In i
H ., u.i,: ::,,- Tool System :
.:1 Mir I,.e r: ...n, :' -1 I o: r Irn ,
delivery date mus' L... .r'.: ln,',
Liquidated damages c.r -E" "u per d .'
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications 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
Wewahitchka E.M.S. Director Houston
Whitfleld at (850) 639-9921 .
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,
January 3, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T.,
at the .Office of the Clerk of Ci-cuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
F .: ,T I J'" ; F ,:,r t 5 r i ., F L 2 5 G in d
I 1r..: bij ill i: i 1- ,- 0 1 I .:,.: a .":.11
on Monday, .lnc.uai i- a0.''. at I,:,"
a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all, bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


9, : .ej rr, ... E' rn.
Chairman
Attest: /s/Douglas C. Birmingham.
Clerk
Publish December 12 and 19, 2002
AVAILABLE FUNDING FOR EARLY
HEAD START
The Head Start Bureau,
Administration on Children and
Families, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services has funding avail-
able for public and private non-profit
or for-profit organizations to provide
Early Head Start services to pregnant
women, infants and toddlers, ages 0 to
3, and their families in your local com-
munity. Approximately. $914.024
annually Is available to fund services in
the cities of Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe in Gulf County, FL (Service Area
I l r j[ .^IJ: -[1'..1"1 :I .-p'i'1, I,:.i r funding
a d' A ,J.': ~"rL.r.J:..-, -- 2003.
- ir c ii,;:,..ri IIer.::r..3 11r. becoming
the Early Head Start program for the
service area specified above should
contact the' Early Head Start
Operations Center at 1-800-458-7699
or ehs@paltech.com for more informa-
tion on the process for applying to'
become an Early Head Start grantee or
to receive a r3r,r .r;, p .:i ,r-.- packet
(ask .F,- .1 er 'i. C'.. *.. l '_: L-062).
For r,.:.r i..i :rIa l..- :, Ii: Early
Head Start program; visit the Head
Start Informalon and Publication
Center's Web site (http://www.head-
startinfo.org/infopenter/chs_tkitl .htm
) or the Early Head Start National
Resource Center's Web site
(www.chsnrc.org).:
Publish'December 12, 2002.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULFPCOUNTY.
S CASE NO: 02-71-
IN PROBATE
IN RE: .The Estate .of HENRY I. RISH..
JR., deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS


OR DEMANDS AGAINST'
ABOVE ESIAI'E:
The administration of the estate
of HENRY I. RISH, JR., deceased, File.
Number 02-71-CP, Is pending In the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida.
Probate Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE,
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, having claims or.
di:l- lll0 |T oi'l -1 J'.,:ed -rr, l, ,fn ,:
11h...0. a .:.:-p .:.I Ihl n, u I: 4-*:r"Ad
Uv i -.n II-fee -r i l-.:.n'li w' l ntic dale of
the' first publication of this notice
must file : 'eri "llu, hi' .' 1 '1- .ur r
WITHIN THE L ,TLF -:Fi THP E
MIoriTH-I 'c ER THE DATE COf THE
FiF.Si FUIB.LICTI' i. I .F THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF Ci -, '.-, C. OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent arid persons having claims' or
demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with
,i. -' .:.-n il-i iH N TIi PEE C ijrN iiS
F-T CF H E r rT C ,'- tI-IC 'i'l. T
IF I& L I_ T i.:.rj O ,F r -il +- I 'T pI- E
..'-L L.I I' .JiJD DEM.L _riJDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is December 12, 2002.
/s/WILLIAM J. RISH I
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A. ,
206 E. 4TH STREET
P.O. BOX 39 .
PORT ST. JOE,. FL 32457
850-229-8211 .
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FL BAR NO. 0066806
'- PALPH P RISH

F.-i r J,.; Florida 32457
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF HENRY I. RISH, JR.
Publish. December 12 and 19, 2002


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827-2550 ask for Dusty
HOMETOWN SUPPLY
Mobile Home & RV Parts
Available 7 days a week
(850) 648-6484
Also NASCAR Sport Cards


K and N Concrete
Specializing In Driveways
Slabs Block & Brick

850-653-1789

Cell 850-653-5063
Lic. # 03-0971 Free Estimates Insured




18 Years Industrial Experience
Certified 6G, X-Rav


COASTAL STEAMWAY
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We clean them. Best equipment on the market.
Call for free estimate now
647-3834


Steve Brant's
ROOFING

LICENSED & INSURED
LIC, #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229-6326
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SCarpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405,

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


POOL & SP


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* Free Computerized
Water Analysis
Chemicals Parts
SCleaners
* Liquid Chlorine
* Above Ground Pools
* Hot Tubs


Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Tours Today!
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL ,
(across from post office)
229-POOL (7665)


Get Rcadyfor Hinaer'c!
D&C Home Repair
S"'All Types of Repair",'
Drywall Painting CarpentN
Winter Rates! No Job Too Snma//ll! .
647-8052 or 899-3203'

,PHII'S HOME.
IMPROVEMENTS
N REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6466
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lie., #RR-00671 99


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

227,5986 OR 639.2942 ANYTIME 0060


NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters

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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *

850-647-8963 A 850-227-6131
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Terry Enterprise
Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
Business Licensed
& &
Residential Insured
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile
RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSED & INSURED



Painting
ALSO CLEAN ASPHALT ROOFS
Pressure Washing Special:

ANY HOUSE $125
Scott Burkett

827-2657 227-5952cei


CLEANING
Windows
Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Leslie Burkett
H: 827-2657
TOTAL

CLEANING
SERVICE,
Commercial/Residential
Janitorial Service
Carpet Cleaning
Pressure Steam Cleaning
Licensed/Insured
Phone: 850-639-3727
Cell: 850-819-8469


Service aO
(850) 648-8492
Lee's Lawn Care &
Maintenance
Residential & Commercial
Free Estimates Will Beat Any Price
647-2522
147 Columbus Street; St. Joe Beach, FL


P.rt St .40. Fl1
Landscape
& Curbing ,
Concrete Landscape Dorders U
85o-229-5282
You Could Reach
12,000 Readers
With This Ad For
As Little As
$3.75


Free Estimates Established 1991
TLC Lawn ,Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
Mowing Sprinklder Systems .
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


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ST. JOE
NURSERY & SUPPLY
-06 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
de S227-2t oe Rent 112
." "Beside St Joe Rent-All"7 ^. ,-_ -_ .-


GroundWorks
Landscape & Turf Management


Commercial & Residential
Total Landscape Solutions induding : Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You Can Count On






*MINI-EXCAVATOR.........FOOTERS *TRACTOR & BUSH HOG
SNORKEL LIFT.....TREE TRIMMING
*DUMP TRUCK........DIRTHAUUNG' ,
*BULLDOZER........LAND CLEARING .o20yE J
EXCAVATOR.........POND DIGGING EXMNCE



Ooastal Vesig &ahdscape, SDc. h
Your total landscape solution!
", 850-22q7-8880
Landscape design & implementation, wells & irriga-
tion system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
S Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976
We offer services from land clearing to
port-o-let rentals!
WE DO IT ALL!
Give us a call for a free quote!
Serving i77e Community Since 1976 A644-


SAll Types Dependable Service
Top Quality Products
RAYMOND WILKERSON I
647-9214 -.


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licensed g Insured

Heating & Cooling


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"Dream u house


a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.B.A

850-647-8028 /


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