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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 19, 2002
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Seasonal Stitching
Photos & story pg. 1B
WMS Royalty
Photos & story Pg. 5B
Humane Society Bucks Pg. 6A


Law Enforcement
Obituaries
School News
Worship Choices


Pg. 9A
Pg. 8B
Pg. 2B
Pg. 9B


**Deadline for the Dec. 26
issue is FRIDAY, Dec. 20 at
2:30 p.m. The Star will
print Monday to allow
employees to spend the
holiday time with family.**



Wewa


Parade"


Saturday
by Tim Croft
The Shriners and their whim-
sical cars and Santa atop a really
large red, ahem, sleigh will head
this Saturday's Wewahitchka
Christmas Parade.
The parade begins 5 p.m. CT
at River Road and Hwy. 71. It con-
tinues up Hwy. 71 until Court St.
Music, including the
Wewahitchka High School Band,
singing and merriment are on tap,
with several local churches and
civic organizations sponsoring
floats.
Scouts will be marching and
the parade typically includes an
entourage of horses, near the rear,'-
of the parade line, of course.
SThe DalkeithwFire Departme nt
will have a truck in that line. as
will the Wewahitchka Fire
Department, which, of 6couiirse, will
*1- be carrying that old rascal in the
red suit, Santa Clads.
S"He'll be bringing up the rear
with .candy for all the kids," said
city clerk Jerri Linton.
And as usual, the Shriners
will be on hand, weaving- up the.
highway in their amusingly exotic
automobiles.
"They'll be here with their
whole show," Linton said.
Traffic will be stopped on
Hwy. 71 at Pine St. beginning at
4:45 p.m. CT. Traffic will resume
as normal immediately following
the parade, a seasonal staple in
the north end of the county.
"We usually have a pretty
good turnout," Linton said.


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STAR


by Tim Croft
A relatively light agenda didn't
preclude lively discussion during
Tuesday's regular meeting of the
Gulf County Commission.
From the Apalachicola River
to contractors to attorney's fees to
the recent comments by a Bay
County commissioner, the board
embarked on often animated,
sometimes terse, debates.
Easily the most contentious
dialogue revolved around a letter
sent recently by the county to the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and
Sen. Bob Graham regarding spoil
from the dredging, of the
Apalachicola River.
The focus for the commission-
ers, and Economic Development
Council interim director Alan
McNair, who carried the proposal
to a meeting with the Corps in
Columbus, Ga., earlier this
month, is economics.
Commissioner Chairman
Jerry Barnes noted that the con-
tract to remove sand from sites
along the river, worth nearly $5
million, was awarded to a


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Gulf to Bay Highway Prdposed



Most Attending Support Back Beach Road Bypass Concept


by Tim Croft
.They came, they saw and, for
the most part, they concurred.
A throng, about 70 strong,,
showed up last week at the
Centennial Building to get a look
at and comment on proposed
alternatives for realigning U.S. 98
between St. Joe' \Beach and
Mexico Beach.
And judging by the verbal edi-
torializing, there appears to be
solid support for the proposed
realignment, though there are still
questions to be answered.
The public meeting was
focused on what is referred to as'
the second and third segments of
the U.S. 98 realignment, an eight
mile stretch from St. Joe Beach to
Tyndall Air Force Base.
A similar meeting on the first
segment, from. Highland View to.
St. Joe; Beach, where. WindMark,
Phase II will rise from the sand,
has already been held.
The segments from St. Joe
Beach to Tyndall could, particu-
larly for those familiar with the
landscape of Panama City Beach,
be called the "back beach !road"
stretch of the U.S. 98 realign-
ment.
"It's a good project for Gulf
County," said Tommy McDonald,
Mayor of Chipley and the acting
spokesman for Opportunity
Florida. "It's a good project for all
our counties," referring to the
eight counties declared rural
counties qf cntical economic con-
cern by the governor, four years
ago.
"The first thing businesses
look for is ease of getting in and
out," he added. 'Tourists, also."
Opportunity Florida, a non-
profit formed by the eight coun-
ties and their chambers of
commerce, paid for road study.
The public meeting, a require-
ment at this stage of the project's
evolution, was to allow public
comment on the project develop-
ment and environment study, the
PD&E.
"This is to receive public com-
ment and include it in our study,"
.said 'Rosemary Wood project
manager with the firm of PBS&J
out, of Tallahassee.


"We will include the Com-
ments we get tonight in our
study."-
There will be a public heanng
next April before the study is sub-
mitted I to the FDOT and
Opportunity Florida next J June.
Provided the project moves
forward, and the odds favor the
bettor, design would take 18-24 ,
months..
The first shovel of dirt would ,
not be turned for at least 3 years.
"That is if funding, is avail-
'able," Woods said: "Currently t
there is only funding for design.'
That doesn't mean that' funding
won't be available."
Particularly when you have
heavyweights as potenutal corner-
men The St. Joe Co.. which has
agreed to donate the nght-ol-way
land for the project. and the
county's state represenrtauve.
Allan Bense. R-Panama City. who
is likely to be Speaker of the
House in three years and who has
pushed hard to improve the area's
infrastructure since being elected
in 1998.
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Concerned citizens are silhouetted in the foreground of the above photo as they look over proposed
alignment options.


6.6 Acres Marina Outparcels Sells;


County Challenges City Annexation


Port St. Joe city conirrussion-
ers had a.good news bad news
meeting Tuesday as they moved,
forward with a proposal to sell 6.6
acres of marina out-parcel prop-
erty for development, but received
word that county commissioners
were challenging plans for volun-
tary annexation reaching west-
ward of the existing city limits.
Back in November, commis-
sioners accepted' a bid offer from
local businessmen Rex Buzzett
and Roy Smith -to purchase 6.61
acres; of marina out-parcel prop-
erty that the city had been,
attempting to market.,
When commissioners
accepted the $782.250 offer for


the property (which met the city's
appraised values) they activated a
i,30 day first right of reftisal.which
the St. Joe Company has as part
of their lease agreement for the St.
Joe Marina operations.
December 12 was the final
day of that 30-day period and St.
Joe representative John Hendry
advised the city the company
would not exercise its option.
During the city's meeting he
spoke about Buzzett and Smith's
purchase proposal commenting,
"We (the St. Joe Company) believe
they have the best interest of this
town at heart.".
Hendry went on to say com-
pany officials felt it was absolutely


Christmas forKids and Elders Meets


$15,000 Goal- Over 600 on Santa's List


Once again, the Christmas for
Kids & Elders program has met
with overwhelming success.
As of Tuesday afternoon the
$15,000 goal of cash, gifts and
food items had been more than,


met according to project director
Jerry Stokoe.
"I'm so,proud of this commu-
nity 'for their support financially
and with an unbelievable spirit of
volunteerism," Stokoe said as he


and workers were making plans to
distribute thousands of toys and
approximately one ton of food to
children and elders.
Currently over 600 people are
scheduled to have their Christmas


Junior Girl Scout Troop 248 and Brownie Troop 529 decided to collect gifts for other children. They-
are shown above presenting toys for Christmas for Elders and Kids to Eddie Gimenez, Americorps Vista
volunteer with the Gulf County Senior Citizens. The toys will be distributed by volunteers with Christmas
for Kids, which is co-sponsored by the Gulf County Senior Citizens, Arvida, Knights of Columbus and The
Star.


Pickup Times Set for
Children's Christmas Gifts
Parents that have submit-
ted forms to request gifts for
their children through the
Senior Citizens may start pick-
ing them up at 2 p.m. On
Wednesday. December 18.
Gifts may be picked up in
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
at the Senior Citizens Centers.
The centers will be open from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to assist the
public. Please call the centers
if you have further questions.

brightened through the Christmas
for Kids & Elders program. Over
400 children are on Santa's list
this year. His helpers have been
organizing and preparing toys for
distribution for several days.
Elders were also included in
the program this year. At present
over 200 elders will have a
Christmas surprise coming their
way.
"The love and care expressed
by this wonderful, caring, area is
overwhelming... May God richly
bless one and all," Stokoe contin-
ued as he tallied the donation
made to the program this year.
The following businesses,
individuals and organizations
have provided funding to the pro-
gram since the last update:
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
empl6yees-Port St. Joe branch,
See CHRISTMAS GIFTS on page 9


appropriate for them htliave' the
opportunity to go ahead with the
development.
During conversation Tuesday'
Buzzett said an investinent group
has been. formed to purchase the
parcel from the city. He went on to
explain that the group has agreed
to sell a two acre parcel to another
group' that is forming a new com-
munity savings bank and will con-
struct a new facility at the site.
City guidelines for purchase
of the property require that con-
struction start within 18 'months
and be substantially complete
within 30 months of the purchase
date.
County Challenges Annexation
During the commission's sec-
ond meeting in November, com-
missioners approved annexation
plans to accept voluntary annexa-.,
tion: of property extending adja-
cent to and along Hwy. 98 west of
Port St. Joe and up to WindMark
subdivision.
As soon as Gulf County com-
missioners heard this word they
went on record opposing the
annexation effort and voting 4-1
(District 4 commissioner Nathan
,Peters, Jr. opposes) to legally
challenge the city's efforts. During


thatt county commissionr meeting
county attorney Tim McFarland
told the board he had some con-
cerns about the way the annexa-
tion proposal was presented.
Commissioners followed
through on that threat this week
filing a petition in circuit court
questioning the legality of the
city's voluntary annexation ordi-
nance.
City commissioners expressed
their disappointment with the
county's actions.
Mayor Pate' was baffled by the
county board's actions. "To me
.this seems like a win-win for the
county and the city," Pate said,
explaining that the move would
not negatively impact the county
while bringing much needed new
revenue sources to the city.
"I say let the fur fly and let's
go forward with it," said city com-
missioner David 'Hortoni during
discussion as to how the city
should respond.
The petition calls for the cir-
cuit court to review the legality of
the city's annexation plans.
In Other Business
Agreed during a previously
See PSJ BOARD on page 9


'Pennsylvania company without
bid;
That company, in turn, sub-
contracted the work to a South
Carolina company. Ultimately,
just four workers from Honeyville
got jobs from the work.
Barnes said his letter was an
offer that Gulf County determine
a site for depositing the spoil and
then bear the responsibility of dis-
posal.
First, the sand could be put to
good use in the county, second,
Barnes said, there are contractors
in' the county qualified to do the
work and third, such a contract
could produce up to 100 jobs for
the county.
"We're just asking for more
jobs," Barnes said.
"We oppose the dredging on
the Apalachicola River. That has-
n't changed."
River advocate Marilyn
Blackwell was unswayed.
She said the letter was a stab
in the back to those pushing to
See COUNTY on page 5


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SHunker Down With Kes byKesleyColbert
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Angels of Christmas Past


Perplexed

I'm just a little perplexed over the apparent response of at
least one Bay County commissioner to the Gulf to Bay Highway
proposal.
An article in Sunday' News Herald seemed to indicate a
dispute was brewing at the Gulf and Bay County borders over
the Hwy. 98 back beach road concept.
Commissioner Mike Ropa expressed his fears that if this
area gets a piece of the road funding pie then Bay's piece might
be impacted somewhat.
Now, I don't even know Commissioner Ropa, but I'm rather
concerned that he objects to anything good happening to his
good neighbors to the east. First, let me say that approximate-
ly half of the Gulf to Bay Highway would be located in Bay
County. At least the last time I checked the map Mexico Beach
was part of Bay County.
Unless I just totally misheard what residents and officials
from Mexico Beach who were present at the public meeting
said, they favor the roadway and the economic'impact it could
.have on their city-in Bay County.
Now, I know there are a few redheads in Mexico Beach, but
I don't believe the whole bunch of citizens over there care to be
treated like redheaded step-children by a'member of .the coun-
ty commission that they help support through their tax dollars.
I'll bet they would like to get just a few crumbs as they seek to
attain Highway infrastructure .necessary for them and their
neighbors in Gulf County to move forward.
Come to think of it I don't remember anyone in Gulf Coun-
ty complaining about the mega- bucks it cost to build a new
Hathaway bridge. Quite the contrary, we were pulling for Bay
County when Trane started putting out feelers to locate in Bay
County.
The I-10 corridor... We're behind you, Bay,,if there's anyway
we can help, let us know. In fact, I can't think of any time that
something good has happened for and in Bay County that the
fine folks of Gulf County and Mexico Beach have not been any-
thing but happy for Bay County.
Maybe we've been watching too much Robin Hood-"One for
all and all for one." XWhat's good for us is. good for.you.
That just sounds like good economic planning for this entire
region to me.- ,
'I don't even have big problems with Bay County looking at
a new airport...what's good for them is good for us.
Ropa also seemed to have a problem with taxpayers' money
going toward roadways over here, but I guess it's OK if tax-
, payers' dollars are spent in large portions for Bay County.
Ropa also has concerns about Opportunity" Florida leading
the charge for this infrastructure improvement.
-Again, Opportunity Florida's origin sounded like a good
plan to me. Eight rural counties get together. pool their efforts
and seek private partners to help with economic development.
True, the St. Joe Company is one of several major contrib-
utors on thp private side. but they don't run the organization.'
If you were to take the populations of all eight ,f these rural
counties and add them together I still don't believe you would
tally as many, people as live in Bay County. I know Gulfs pop-
ulation is somewhere around 14,000 residents, if you include
prisoners.
In. my humble opinion, folks in northwest Florida are
behind the eight ball enough without infighting amongst our-
selves. There are many times over more people in the southern
end of the state who are going to be jealous over us getting any
portion of road funds than there are here.
"I would hope that all members of the Bay County Comrmis-
sion can see that we'd better all learn to stick together and sup-
port each other if we want to accomplish our needs up in this
end of the state.


I wonder why Christmas
comes so fast nowl It seems like
just yesterday we were returning'
from Easter vacation. And .the


Fourth ol'Juy fireworks surely are
-till dropping from the sky! Why.
college football is-. ust getting start-
ed...
Christmas !used to be so slow!
I reckon it could be the result of El
Nir'; Or all the holes we are
punching in the ozone layer. Or
Halley's comet drifting off course.
Or all those Republicans in the
Senate.
I remember when it took forev-
er to arrive! Listen, one year I lived
six lifetimes "just waiting" between


December 1st and December 25th.
Mother talked 'patience". We
walked 'unbndled anticipation".
We'd get into the first week of
December (this was way back in
the days when you had Thanksgiv-
in, and then Christmas) and the
talk would turn to Rudolph and
mistletoe and Tinker toys and Roy
Rogers holsters...
You're probably too young to
remember when the Sears and
Roebuck catalog was a comforting
ally. We'd lay on the living room


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floor for hours looking at the neat-
est bicycles and Lionel trains and
cap pistols and questioning Mom
with near "bout every turn of the
page, "Is it December the 24th
,Pt'?-


.Course. she would gently
reply that it was only the 11th. The
clock had stopped! Time, wasn't
moving! It's a mean trick growvn-
ups play on you at Christmasl
When I was six years old December
had four 1I's. And a couple of 14's.
And a handful of 20's! And the day
before ,Christmas: had forty-two
hours in it!
I spent an eternity in front of
that fireplace. Stretched out on the
floor. Between an older and
younger brother. Turning pages in
that precious mail order catalog.
Selecting what items we each
would take off of each page. Play-
ing like, you know, that we actual-
ly had the money to "get anything
we wanted".
We'd sometimes fight if two of
us selected the same item "as a
favorite". I never did understand
exactly why you couldn't pick the
same one as your brother. I guess
it was in the rules. Every page
meant that we had three new "pre-
sents" or a pretty big argument!
There were some evenings we did
more fighting than selecting!
Mother would give us that talk
about Santa not visiting bad little
boys. We weren't buying that! We'd
been around for a few years. Me
and David Mark figured that if
Leon was "good enough" to receive
a gift-we were shoe-ins...
We'd look.at every item in that
Sears and Roebuck book. But we
were only going to get one gift
apiece. Most years Santa would
select us something night off of one
of the pages-same color and every-
thing! David Mark looked at his
Western Flyer in 1957. turned to
me and said, "Top right hand cor-
ner. left side, page 286!"
Now, there's a lad who had
done his homework!
And I'll tell you something
about receiving only o fe gift-you
talk about a special, chenflred
moment as vyio tore through that
wrapping paper! There wasn't
going to be another package, or
two. or six, with your name on it.
This was it! You'd waited a whole
year in the last three days! Finally.
it was here!
I can still see that Timex
watch, with the glow in the dark
numbers and the red sweep sic-
ond hand. ,,
Of course, ,Mom and Dad
pointed out every Chnstmas that
we had also received oranges and
walnuts. But we weren't stupid!
Oranges were not in the catalog!
We learned early not to whine.
Every time we kinda acted like
another gift or two would be -all
right" or the fruit and nuts didn't
really count-we got the "those
poor folks just down the road less
fortunate than us" speech.
I remember telling Mom a
thousand times, "when I grow up
I'm going to buy me fifty presents
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 4)


He Took a Licking But He's Still Ticking...


Guest editorial by -
S. Willie Ramsey
If you've been reading Wesley
and Kesley (the "ley" brothers)
lately. I'm sure you know that
Wesley' (Daddy)_ has just recently
. completed his 50th year,'of writ-
ing this column-ETAOIN SHRD-
LU.
Well, I guess' hedecided after
50, years he would, take a week
off and allow;:i me one of. those
rare opportunities to fill in. for
him.
One day when I've got
absolutely nothing to do I'm,
gonna go back through every one
of those 2,600 plus papers and
see just how many; times he has.
failed to fill this space with his
words of wit. I can only think of
a. few. times. Even on, the rare
occasions when he was "deathly
sick or in the hospital he gener-
ally either made plans to write
this blurb: early 'or .hand wrote it
from his sickbed.

I can't even begin to tell you


how many people have asked the
question, "What does ETAOIN
SHRDLU meanr"
The short answer to that
question is', "You have to have.
been .around for a long, long,
long time to understand what
the explanation for the answer to.
the question means." .
-"That's where the answer to6
the question. "Why am I writing
.his column this week" comes
into pay. .
For about, three years now .
Daddy has been right on the bal-
ance of having to, go on. kidney
dialysis. Last -Thursday-.. he
checked into the hospital' for his
first dfalysis, treatment.


All went very well. I'll spare
you most of the details because,-
if I tell you too much he'll get
mad at me for using up one of
this future column topics.

It really doesn't surprise me"
at all that doctors are.scratching
their heads a little bit, wonder-
'ing how he has been able to put
off, dialysis for this length.of
time. "
; First off, he has got to be one
of the toughest 1 men I've ever :
known. I'll spare you all-thegory
details' -about'how'he has lived
most of his- life -with one:..leg.
shorter than the other, felt pain
with .basically every step he's


take, for- a' long as I can
remember, .-experienced two or
three hip replacement surgeries
and.had one knee overhaul job.
Just anr example of-his con-
stitution: I remember several
years ago as we pulled by a
Shandicap-parkmng spot 'I com-'
mented. Daddy, you' ought to
look into, getting one of those
permits where you don't have to.
walk as far." .
'"Nope," 'he replied. "Those
Share for people who really need
them. .
As far' as Daddy was con-
,cerned his infirmities were nor-
mal for him. so to get any special,
concessions or attention things
would have to get dramatically
worse.

This kidney thing has been a
bit of a different story though.
He -has found it harder' to will
himself through this problem.
That's where the other part of
his strong constitution comes
into play;. '.


I'm 51 years old and I don't
remember ever hearing Daddy.
curse, swear or use the Lord's
name in ;vain. God; knows my
actions, tempted him on more
than one occasion, and I got a lot
of help from five other brothers.
and; sisters back in the early
years. 1ut Daddy just hung in
there..
I do remember a-few times I
wished he had cursed at me
rather than taken his belt off to
me. Most of those occasions
were after church on Sunday.
You see, Daddy used to lead the
singing at the church on the
weekend along with his editing
duties. He would sit up front
.during the service and if we did-
n't act right he had a' bird's eye
:, view of what was going on...theft,
when we'd get home after.
church, it was. time for prayer
meeting in his bedroom.
You have never been
whipped till you've been whipped
by. a man with one leg shorter
than the other. That belt seemed


to pick up a little extra momen-
turn going down hill like that.

To this day when I have the
urge, :to talk in, church I find
myself looking around to see! if
Daddy is watching. .
Come to think of it, every
time the church door opened
Daddy was, there doing some-
thing or helping somebody.
Daddy said, more than once his
kidney doctor has commented
that- Goddhfias obviously 'had a
Sand on him over the pat 'few
years. That's: the only explana-
tion he could come up with as to
-why he hasn't had to start dialy-
sis. I don't: have any problem at
all acceptingg that expanation,
especially knowing the number
of prayers that. have. gone up for
him.
I suspect you'll see Daddy's
name back at the top of this col-
umn next week and I'm sure he
hal found new fodder to fill this
space with for some time 'to
come.


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According' to the PBS&J
study, the total cost of the project,
depending on the chosen align-
ment, would be $68-$83 million.
Those amounts are dwarfed
by the more than $400 million it
would cost to expand the current
U.S. 98 alignment from two to
four lanes.
The alternative alignments
shown last week would also be
two-lane roads,, but the surround-
ifig land, the right-of-way donated
,by St. Joe, would allow for future
four-laning with no additional
land purchased.
In mapping, out proposed
alternatives for the realignment,
.the Iteam at PBS&J started with
:two routes, .one closer to the
beach and the communities that
line it, than the other.
By happenstance, the two
Toutes intersected near County
386.
That multiplied the possible
',realignment alternatives to four,
arrived at through the various
possiblee 'combinations of the
options' on either side of that
intersection (see map).
For an overwhelming number
of Mexico Beach residents taking,
'a'good portion' of U.S. 98 traffic,
particularly the trucks, away from
the center of a town would be
Smanna from heaven.
A vision plan which' should
,come forward' in its final version
,sqon is predicated'on U:S. 98
',being.realigned.
:, "The farther away from the
Beach and the fewer feeder roads
through Mexico :Beach, the ,bet-
ter," said councilman ,, David
Thompson.
Even many of those,'opposed
S to0. the vision: plan, would like
2' nothing 'better than.to maintain a
small-town-fishing-lhamlet feel by
diverting much of the thru traffic
Elsewheree.
T"" 'o the west of 'Mexico Beach,
he issue, transforms into a ques-
:fidn of how this piece fits'into the
S overall 'infrastructure puzzle,
specifically the potential for a link
to U.S. 231 arid/or ar I1-10 con-
neptor.
"The key to the whole thing is
the I-10 connector," McDonald
said. "But you have to take baby
steps."
P.- -psppndipg questions.
y WooJ c noted that a study on the
SIT,. .231t conneetion"was.~under-
rwayi and that a workshop on that
Spi-oject would likely, be held in
,February or March.
i She, added that due to fund-
,ing and cost' projections, road
projects, must be broken into
manageablee sections.
To the east of Mexico Beach,
''the highway realignment turns
largely on economic development.
"If gives The St. Joe Co., the
irincentUve to spend millions of rMil-




Continued from Page 2A
"every Chnstmas! Why, it will take
'mfe all day long just to open 'em..."
You know, it's int'biestihig the
'i way life'happens. .
S I have fast, forwarded some
Sporty years oi 'so"since those 'pop-
corn, -stringing,. tinsel hanging,
fake snow and silver icicles days of
Yesteryear. I -have the patience
now to wait on Christmas with
perfect calmness and grownup
understanding-and darned if it
doesn't get here before you know
Vi "' ..' i ... -
SI've got -the money now to' buy
lots of things out of any catalog
'that gets sent my way. I'm not rich
'by any- means-you 'kn6w that.
, But I could open' a page (like we
used to dream) and just point to a
". "thing" and say "I'll take that!" And
: unless it was just outrageously
expensive, I could "put it on my
card" and have it delivered right to
i' lhy front door in three days or less!
:: But you know what I can't get
:back? You know what I would
t rade all the money and all. of the
"fast coming" Christmases and
Severe, present I have ever. received
.for....I would love. just one more
;"stretch out"' in .front of that old
*fire place. With David on one side
and Leori on the. other...I wouldn't
even argue over ,who got to 'turn
the page. I would let both of.them
"pick first" every time...
You don't know how I love
,those, two. guys! And you can't
"believe how hard my Mother and
Father worked to secure that one
gift!


The Timex was wonderful. As
was. the ,Red Ryder. BB. gun. And
'r the bicycle.
But Christmas wasn't 'inder
the tree. Not by a long shot! It was
on either side of me on that living
rpom floor. It was sitting in the big
rocker teaching patience and love
and peace and joy...by example...
Christmas .IS a very special
time!
You've just got to know where
i the real gifts are...
' _.; God Bless You,
Kes


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seen presenting one of the coats to fellow Rotarian and Gulf Transportation Director Glenda Whitting.
The Rotary Club purchased twenty coats and donated them to the department after being made aware
of their need.


lions of dollars in Gulf County,"
said Alan McNair of the county's
Economic Development Council.
"And that means jobs."
There remain skeptics as to
how plentiful, and how long-term,
the jobs realized from the highway
realignment will be.
There -were those who "also
worried about the' potential for
wetlands'loss in the realignment.
However, those fears are,bal-
anced a bit by several inescapable
points, according to economic and
political leaders.
Road infrastructure is a drag


for Gulf County's economy now,
and certainly in the future. And
The St. Joe Co. isn't just going to
sit on its vast land holdings in the
area.
'This gives them more incen-
tive to develop their land in a way
that it will be a benefit for all the
citizens," McNair said.
And Thompson noted that the
realignment project could provide
opportunities for public purchase
of precious wetlands from The St.
Joe Co., possibly as mitigation for
those which could be potentially
lost to the construction of new
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Watch Out For New Strain of Scams


by Tim Croft
0 Canada. Beware:
That would be part of the
message local investigators would
convey regarding a couple of
seams which have been perpe-
trated on county residents in
recent weeks.
They are the latest strain in a
long outbreak of scams perpe-
trated by alleged Nigerian scam
artists.
Now they have moved to
Canada to ply their tricks and
trade.
One of the recently-reported
scams involves "guaranteed
loans" and the other hearing aids.
And while those are the only
ones investigators know of, Lt.
Tom Godwin of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office noted that it is not
an accurate indicator about the
prevalence of such chicanery:


many people are simply too
embarrassed over being hood-
winked, no matter how slippery
the snake, to come forward.
Godwin, however, said folks
should not be embarrassed. He
pointed out that Thrifty Nickel
headquarters in Tennessee had to
pull a national ad about the
"loans" and a California newspa-
per was out more than $10,000 in
advertising for the scams.
Large companies such as
Progressive Insurance and
Citicorp have had their letterhead
used in the scams.
Godwin offered several tips to
help consumers sniff the chaff
from the wheat.
Be wary of any deal in which
correspondence originates
through the fax or by telephone.
"Pay attention to the fact that
they are not giving any mailing
addresses," Godwin said.


Pay close attention to the
details of any correspondence.
Typically they include mis-
spellings, improper grammar,
erroneous spacing or any combi-
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COUNTY-from Page 1


stop the dredging, calling the let-
ter and proposal a tacit approval
of the dredging which has been
the source of such controversy.
It was particularly. trouble-
some, she said, that the county
would make the proposal at .the
Columbus meeting, which was
also attended by a' number of
opponents of the dredging.
"By' offering them. a site for
the sand, you are in effect sup-
porting the dredging," Blackwell
said.
"They would have had to stop
the dredging if somebody hadn't,
offered them a site for the sand."
Commissioner Billy Traylor,
who talked earlier in the meeting
about a conclave he and'
Wewahitchka city officials had
Tuesday with staff from the
Northwest Florida Water
Management District, took issue.
He said the NFWNID is seek-
ing federal matching funds, about
$2 million, to help clean up the'
river and sloughs.
"It was a real good meeting,
real positive," Traylor paid. :
In fact, Traylor made a.
motion, passed by .the
Commission,- to ask William
Harrison, already hired to lobby
for lifting of the CBRI designation
on Cape San Bias, to help secure
the federal funds.
Commissioner Nathan Peters
l dissected on the request.
Tiaylvor also noted that the
Corp' had admitted to past mis-
takes and expressed a desire to
address the concerns of all stake-
holders, a positive, sign.
Blackwell left the podium
shortly thereafter as the debate
devolved into a barrage of barbs
between Traylor and herself.
In other business:
Commissioners approved.
accepting a $6,080 grant from the
Florida Department of
.Community Affairs: to implement,
by 2004, new legislation concern-
ing the coordination of adequate
school facilities with new develop-
'ment.
The Commission -initially
turned down the money after'
learning it would have' to share it'
equally with the cities and'School
Board.
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore, noting that the School
Board had yet to pay its share of
attorney's fees from the property-.
tax litigation with Smurfit-Stone,
said he could not support taking
the grant if it meant sharing any
dollars with the School Board.
The motion by Peters to
accept the grant died for lack of a
second.
Ti, However, County Attorney
Tim McFarland later noted that
the grant was free money and the
49 deadline for accepting was around
the corner.
Commissioners then
Approved taking the grant, but
added that McFarland and
Traylor,' who volunteered, should
personally press the School Board
for payment of its share of the
attorney's fees from the Smurfit
case.
The county paid the full bill of
$60,000 and has been requesting
the School Board to pony up its
share.
The School Board's stance
has been' that the attorney's fees
should have been included with
any settlement from Smurfit.
McFarland 'said the county
had little say in the matter, noting
that Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert hired outside attorneys to
litigate the case.
-The Commission initially
balked at paying a bill for over
$500,000 from contractor C.W.
Roberts concerning paving of the
Overstreet Road.
McLemore took issue with the
scope and timeline of the contrac-
tor's work to date.
"I'm dissatisfied with C.W.
Roberts," McLemore said.
fi Peters agreed.
.But noting that the work on
Overstreet had nearly been cornm-


pleted, Traylor questioned how
the county could withhold pay-
ment.
A motion was passed to have.
county staff check the road
Wednesday morning: if it was'
within a mile of completion the bill
could be paid, if not the money
would be withheld.
Peters argued in vain that. the
bill not be paid regardless.
*George Roberts on Wednesday
said the last of the 22-mile
Overstreet project would be com-
pleted that day. ,.
Commissioners approved
allowing County Health director
Doug, Kent to seek a state grant
for 'the completion of Phase II of
the new Health Department con-
struction.
Kent: said he is about
$500,000 short of hating the
funds to complete the building
and that he had been shut out
thus far by the fiscally-strapped
Florida Department of Health.
He will seek the help of Rep.
Allan Bense. R-Panama City. and
state Sen. A- Law son. D-
Tallahasse. is secunng a grant
under the Aid to Local
Governments program.
The board voided a contract
with Tri-State Roadway
Specialties Inc.. for repair work to
the Lake Grove Road Bridge.
because the contractor had yet to
demonstrate it had the proper
worker's compensation insurance.
,Tri-State notified the county'
that the company it had sub-con-
tracted the work to had the cover-
age lined up. but was waiting on
the start of work to actuate the
policy.
But Chief Administrator Don
Butler told commissioners they
could not wait. with a deadline for
usingthe grant funding for the
project looming.


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Jewelry Chest, under the ownership of Charlotte Stevens, recently
held its ribbon cutting ceremony. The Jewelry Chest, located at 220
Reid Avenue, sells gift items as well as jewelry. Sandra Chafin, exec- .
utive director of the Chamber of Commerce, holds the ribbon while
Charlotte Stevens does the honors. Charlotte and her husband,
Donnie, relocated the store to Port St Joe from Lookout Mountain,
GA.


Commissioners approved
awarding the project to the sec-.
ond-lowest .bidder, McCormick
Contracting Co., Inc. ,
Tri-State bid $193,001 on the
project, McCormick $209,112.-
Traylor expressed dismay
over comments from Bay :County
Conninissiontr Mike Ropa.in the
Panama City paper over the week-
end concerning potential conflicts
between, the .counties over, road
project funding.,


"He wants all the money.
basically, to be spent in Bay
County,". Traylor said. "I'm
offended. To say what he said in
this article is a slap in the face to,
Gulf Count'."' (see Editonal pagel.
The Commission approved a
request by Peters that the. EDC
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Humane Society Gets Big Bucks


by Tim Croft
Dr. Dallas Pratt was a New
York physician with a love of the
arts and animals.
When he passed away in
1994, he left the bulk of his large
estate to his family and the arts.
The doctor, however, also
directed that a few million be used
to set up a foundation to disperse
funds to "organizations whose
work prevents or relieves the
exploitation and suffering of ani-
mals.",
Last week, the St. Joseph Bay
Humane Society received a
$5,000 grant from Two Mauds,
Inc., the foundation established
by Pratt's bequest and named for
The two Mauds that enriched his
young life: his governess and his
prized Scotty terrier.
"He wanted to give something
for animals and particularly for
small volunteer groups who have
little money," said Jim Mason,
secretary and treasurer for Two
Mauds.
Mason said as animal control
becomes more and more a public


health and safety issue, it is
important for the foundation "to
try to reach people."
Mason said that specifically,
the foundation has over time con-
centrated more and more of its
efforts in the Deep South,
Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas,
Louisiana, where cultural and
monetary issues impact the treat-
ment of animals.
'There is not much money for
animal causes in that region,"
Mason said. "We decided to stick
to the poor areas, where there are
animal problems 'and little
money." I
This is the second grant made
to an organization in the
Panhandle, following a grant to a
similar group in Cottondale.
"We are getting familiar with
that area," Mason said of the
Florida Panhandle.
Two Mauds discovers such
grassroots organizations as the.
St. Joe Bay Humane Society only
through the grapevine..
An unusual aspect of the
foundation is that it does not


solicit or accept applications for
grants. It is entirely a word-of-
mouth effort, using modern tech-
nology, i.e. the Internet, and a
network of animal caretakers to
find organizations in need.
The criteria include whether
the organization operates in a
business-like manner, handles its
money well and has a strong core
group, Mason said.
Mason paid a personal visit to
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society and director Carolyn Lee
last year, poring over the books,,
examining the operation and,
basically, getting to know the lady
and the organization.
"I like to get to know the peo-
ple behind these efforts," Mason
said. "I spend a day or two with
them. I try to get to know them
personally.
.'"The measure of any group. is
the people behind it."'
And if the measurement of the
St. Joe Bay Humane Society is Lee
- and her core group of supporters.
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Bense Moves to No. 2 Spot in Florida House


by Tim qroft
Allan BAnse scaled another
rung on the ladder last week.
Johnnie Byrd, Speaker of the
Florida House of Representatives,
tabbed Bense, the Panama City
Republican whose district
expanded this year to include Gulf
County and Apalachicola, as
chairman of the Procedures
Committee the next two years.
The appointment makes
Bense, in essence, the No. 2 man
in the House..
"It's just wonderful," Bense


Big Bucks
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and volunteers, the organization,
Mason said, stands tall.
"We are not a very big founda-
tion,'" Mason said. "We give out in
the low six figures each year,
$100,000 or so. So we look ,for
where we can do the most good
with our money."
Lee looked on the grant as an
indication' that her efforts, her
24/7 devotion to four-legged crea-
tures, were well-directed.
"I know I'm doing the right
thing because if I wasn't I would-
n't be getting all the help I'm get-
ting," Lee said. "I think it's the
Lord telling me I'm doing the right
thing." '
While Two Mauds targets'
spay and neuter and education
programs, Lee said her grant will
,go into her building fund, which
with the $5,000 from the founda-
fion is now $192.000.
She' hopes to soon secure a
.$250,000. state 30-year loan,
which will allow her to build and
stock a new facility.
"It's a stretch for (Mason) to
give us this money," Lee said.
"He's helping me towards my goal.
They want to establish spay and
neuter programs.
."But you've got to crawl before
you can walk. I have to walk
.before I can get in a position .of.
'doing what they want. Mr. Mason
understands that."
Lee is hopeful that once she
has a new facility, she can begin.
to spay and neuter on site.
Conducting spay and neuter
Saturday is one idea she is kick-
ing around.
'- And w-ith luck&, she' could
ir j reien'1 more i funding; help from
' 'Two'Mauds.. ,
Once on the list of the foun-
dation's funding recipients, an .
organization becomes a subject of
annual consideration for funds.
Mason said the foundation
hopes in the future to establish a
program through which, it would
match funds raised locally for ani-
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said. "He's been very gracious to
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The appointment raises
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The Procedures chairman
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In practical terms, the
Procedures Committee which
Bense will chair is the last length
in the legislative pipeline on the
House side of the Capitol's fourth
floor.
The panel determines what
legislation makes it from commit-
tee to the floor of the House.
Bense, along with Miami'leg-
islator Gaston Cantens, will also
be the one with a direct phone line
to the Speaker's podium when the
House is in session.
They will be the ones charged
with "running" the floor for the
Republican majority, which holds
an overwhelming two-thirds of the
seats in the 120-member House.
"We are the two guys who will
have to get things done on the
floor," Bense said.
From his spot atop the
Procedures Committee, Bense will
also oversee sub-committees for
Elections and Rule- and Ethics.
The former will oversee any
legislation pertairning,to elections.
the second sets the all-im por tanl
special order calendar of bills for,
each House session.
And on top of that workload,
Bense will oversee the House
races for the 'Republicans in. two
years. :. .
Bense and Byrd, two below-
,the-radar legislators, are in"sync
politically, legislating by guiding
principles which could be. ripped
from the libertarian chapter of the
conservative handbook.
"It's a conservative faith-
based philosophy." Bonse said,
"with an emphasis or, les-' go(tern-
ment, lower taxes preservation of


personal freedoms, personal
accountability and empowering
the family."
Bense and Byrd also enjoy a
particularly close working 'rela-
tionship.
The two have roomed together
in Tallahassee since Bense was
first elected to the'House in 1998,
affording them opportunities for
long dialogues on government,
philosophies and legislative agen-
das.
"I think it will help pass the
torch (in two years)," Bense said.
Their, friendship was evident
in the statement Byrd released
upon appointing Bense.
"Allan Bense is a great friend
of mine and has all of the qualities
that a Speaker looks for in a good
Procedures chairman," Byrd said.
"He is unquestionably,,, the right
man for the job. Rep. Bense is one
of the savviest members of the
House and I have the utmost con-
fidence in his leadership abilities."
Those abilities will be sorely
tested as the Legislature faces
what Senate President Jim King
has said shapes up as the tough-
est in his nearly two decades in
the marbled halls of Tallahassee.
Looming like 'a storm cloud
over legislators is the budget,
which has. been raining red since
Sept. 11, 2001.
A budget panel is predicting ,a
shortfall of more than $1 billion :
during the current fiscal year and
the prospects for, the next iFt
years is gloomy.
"We really '-.on't feel it until
February or March when our bud-
gets, come out. and ,the 0overncor
puts forward his budget and we
see the increases we had become
accustomed to are not there,",
Bense said. "'The No. challen ge
will be the budget. The other wvill
be those constitutional man-
dates."
The two are inextricably
linked.
The Legislature must come to
grips with a mandate for universal
pre-K and the high-speed rail,
which .lawmakers must begin
pouring 'substantial sums into
beginning this year.
"There is .also the most contro-
versial and most elusive amend-
ment, that passed in November


mandating smaller class sizes..'
Definitions of what that
means, .drawing up rules and
implementing them and finding
the money, regardless of what the
ultimate total at the bottom line,
to pay for the initiative will domi-
nate the coming session.
"How do we implement (the
class size amendment) fairly?"
Bense said. "It will take us a cou-
ple of months to figure out what
we have.
"Until we can figure out what
the cost of this thing is we will be
flying blind."
Once the numbers come into
focus, the solutions must be cre-
ative, the choices likely to be quite
difficult.
Other prominent .issues,
Bense indicated, figure to be med-
,,.ical malpractice, and worker's,
compensation.
The arena of medical mal-
practice; where legislators, not to
See BENSE on page 12


New Mortgage Business Opens
Mary Ann and Steve Conroy recently cut the ribbon on their new
business, One Source Mortgage, LLC, located on Road .C-30 in Port
St. Joe. Joining the ceremonial festivities were One Source mortgage
banker Gary Settle, right, processor Casey Witten, second from right,
Sandra Chafin, executive director of the county Chamber of
Commerce (middle), and Amber Eldridge with the Chamber (far left).


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Speaking Up

for Abused,


Neglected Kids
Judi Rinehart spends her
days ensuring people on pro-
bation are meeting the terms of
their release. She spends some of
her nights and weekends ensur-
ing abused and neglected children
of Gulf County have a voice in
court. Rinehart has been a Gulf
County Guardian ad Litem
,volunteer for seven years and
calls that work the most reward-
ing thing she does.
"I like knowing I'm helping a
child that needs help. These kids
come from all walks of life, and
you want to help them have a safe
home. The judge can't be every-'
where, so it's up to us to make
that connection with the child.
I've seen a lot of good things
happen because a Guardian ad
Litem has been there."
Guardian ad Litem volunteers
also come from all walks of life.
Retirees, homemakers, military
people and professionals are all
on the volunteer list.
Foster parent Ann Parker of
Wewahitchka said the GALs
assigned to children she later
adopted made all the difference to
them.
"They were the people who
really had the child at heart," she
said. Parker added that.when her
children are a little older, she.
hopes to return the favor by
becoming a Guardian ad Litem
volunteer herself. .
"The GAL volunteer frequently
provides the only consistency in a
child's life," said Program Director
June Lashbrook. 'A guardian's
sole task is -to represent the best
interests ofthe child. To do that,
they have' to establish a relation-
ship with the child and get to
know the circumstances, of'the
family situation.
Guardians are the "eyes and
ears" of the judge, in a sense;,
They:have to remain objective, but
through talking with parents,
foster care workers, doctors,
teachers, and anyone who might
have information about the child's
welfare, they Iearn the details of
the child's life. Then. combined
with the knowledge they've gained
about the child's hopes and
needs, they're able to make a
recom-mendation to the court on
what would be the best course of
action. Anyone with good common
sense can be a volunteer.''
Kenny Wood of Port St. Joe
said a personal pitch from former
Gulf County Judge 'Robert Moore
got him involved.
S "He came to the Lions 'Club
and said they needed some men
to serve. They only had one
volunteer from Gulf County at
that time. and the judge felt like
there was strong need for more.
He believed in the program."
Wood, a Maintenance Planner
-Scheduiler at Arizona Chemical.
.said his experience as a GAL has
shown him it's something that
needs doing
"It's one way. I can contribute
to the community. I think that's
really important in 'a small town.
I've met a lot of nice people--not
just the .volunteers, but workers
at the Department of Children'
and Families, and the people i .
the court. They have their hearts
in the right places, 'and maybe all
working' together we can make a
difference in a child's life.."
Ever day in America. 8,750
children are reported as being
abused, neglected or abandoned.
A half-millinn .children are in
foster care or institutions, and
three 'children die from abuse
every day. ,No part of society is
imriune from this 'terrible
problem, including the panhandle
of Florida.
The 14th Judicial Circuit, of
" which Gulf County is a part, saw
more than 850 children played
into the child welfare system in
2001. The numbers are sky-
rocketing in 2002.
Wood said he's been shocked
Sat the number of children
affected.
"But what's your option, sit
back and do nothing? The system
may not be perfect, but being GAL
volunteer helps make it better.
That's why it's so .important for
people to get involved."
Training for new volunteers in
Gulf County will begin December
2. For more information, call the
Panama City Guardian ad Litem
Program office at 747-5180.

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Gulf Coast Electric Co-
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donated, by its employees and
consumers to the Children's
Home Society of Florida.
The toys donated by GCEC
will be distributed to children in
Bay, Calhourn. Gulf. Holmes.:
Jackson and Washington counties
who. have experienced abuse or


neglect and are currently under
the care of the CHS Child
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"We are happy to be able to
donate to this very worthy cause."
GCEC Manager of larkeUng and
Member Services lichael White
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who might not have otherwise.
received any."
The Children's Home Society
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Cindy Sullivan and her mother, Lynda Bordelon, have joined
forces to give Port St. Joe area shoppers a new choice in gift and jew-
elry selections. The pair are the owners of The Lily Pad, 322 Long
Ave. Cindy, a gemologist, brings her career back to her hometown.
Lynda, recently retired from GT Corn, is embarking on her second
career. The store offers, in addition to a wide selection of jewelry and
gift items, gourmet coffees and teas, spices and .condiments. They
also offer jewelry appraisals and will consider quality consignments.
Assisting with the ribbon cutting are Amber Eldridge and Sandra
Chafln from the Chamber of Commerce, Ron and Lynda Bordelon,
Cindy Sullivan and Jerry Sullivan.


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held special meeting to enter into
an agreement with Gulf County to
take over the county's three water
systems at St. Joe Beach,
Highland View and White City.
The city will operate, maintain
and handle billing for those sys-
tems. It already provides water to
serve the systems. Commission-
ers feel they can generate rev-
enues for the city by operating the
systems.
Jay Rish approached the
board on behalf of Preble-Rish
and Gulf County Properties offer-
ing to donate 3/4-acre at
Garrison Plantation, off Garrison
Avenue to the city. The property is
valued at $60,000 and could be
used by the city as a recreation
area or mini-park. The board
accepted the property as offered.
Agreed to set a workshop for
Dec. 30th, the Monday after,
Christmas, at 6 p.m to discuss
several items of business.
Purchased a boom truck on
an emergency bid at a cost of
$57,000.

Toy Drive
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largest statewide agencies provid-
ing, support and services for
children and their families. It was
founded a century ago as an
orphanage in Jacksonville and
has grown into 14 divisions
throughout Florida and has
become the ,state's premier child
welfare agency.
Gulf Coast Electric Co-
.operative is part of the
Touchstone Energy national
*alliance of local, consumer-owned
electric cooperatives providing
high standards of service to
customers large and small. GCEC
serves approximately 18',000
consumers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and Washington.
counties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City,
Fountain and Southport.

PSJPD News
December -12: Tracy D.
Strickland, 38, of Savannah,
Tennessee, 'was arrested for
leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage.
De ember 13: Parielai M.
M.-ore. 42. of Eastpoint. ,was
arrested bor possession : of
cannabis and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Moore was a
passenger in, a car which was
stopped for a traffic infraction.
Further investigation revealed
Moore was in possession of these
illegal items.
December 14: Steven A.
Bass. 48, of Wewahitchka, was
placed under arrest for retail
theft. Michael A. Yopp, :58, of Port
St. Joe was placed under arrest
for violation of pre-trial release.


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Details, Robert and Peggy
Heathcock, Jeff and Nancy
Burgess, South Gulf County
Volunteer 'Fire Dept., Bell
Foundation, Nina and James
Morrow, Indian Pass Ladies
Group, Dixie Belle Motel, David
and Trish Warriner, The Salvation
Army, Martin and Anne Deim.
Sponsors for the Christmas
for Kids & Elders program are
Gulf County Senior Citizens,
Akrida. Knights of Columbus and
The Star Publishing Company.

Scam
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homes, do not typically require
you to pay money up front.
This is a common and for con-
sumers,' tricky, aspect of such
scams: put money up front, tap
into more on the back end.
Be wary "Stay away from
-them, period," said Godwin of
solicitations' originating from
Canada.
Finally, Godwin said remem-
ber an old adage regarding
grandiose promises.,
"If it's too good to be true, it's
probably not good and it ain't
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
picked up their first win of the
season Friday night, defeating
Blountstown 59-43 in a District
3-2A game. The Tiger Sharks (1-2)
jumped out to a 35-12 lead by
halftime, then held off the Tigers
in the second half.
Raye' Bailey hit one three-
pointer and made eight shots
from the foul line en route to a 15
point performance. Antonio
Smiley hit five three-pointers in
the first half for 15 points.
Score by Quarters
Tigers 8 4 15 16 --43
Sharks 16 19 6 18 59
PSJ (59)- Raye Bailey 15, Ash
Parker 2, Brad Ray 2, Bo Lenox 8,
Antonio Smiley 15, Woodrow
Cherry 4, Don Jecha 6, Dennis
Warren 5, and Deion Henry 2.
BHS (49)- Fitten 2, Lee 2, Trent
9, Reed 4, Garrett 15, and Pitts
11.
PORT ST. JOE 85, APALACHICOLA 74
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH


The Tiger ,Sharks handed the
Sharks from Apalachicola their
first loss of the season Saturday
night. Port St. Joe (2-2) bounced
back from a 37-35 halftime
deficit, to outscore Apalachicola
27-15 in the third quarter leading
to an 85-74 win.
"Life is a lot better when your
winning," said head coach Al
Carpenter. "We are improving a
little bit more with every game."
Raye Bailey led all scorers
with a game high 30 points.
Woodrow Cherry followed with 25
points, while Bo Lenox added 13
points.
The Tiger Sharks will take on
Bairibridge, Georgia Thursday at
4:50 ET in the "Rivertown Classic"
in Blountstowni. Port St. Joe will
the winner or loser (depending on
their. own outcome) of the Sieads
versus Crestview game. A 'win
would have the Tiger. Sharks
playing at 7:30 ET on Friday; a)
loss would force a 4:30 ET game.
The championship game will
be on, Saturday at 9:00 ET.
(See SHARKS on Page 11A)


Bo Lenox (20) and Raye Bailey (11) apply a full court press in their
win over the Blountstown Tigers.


Antonio Smiley hit five 3-pointers in Tiger Sharks win over
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Port St. Joe High


PAGE 10A


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19, and Gekeela Clemmons 13.
LCHS (48)- Holiday 19, Solomon
14, Brookiis 3, Sans 6, and
Holcom 6. 1
PORT ST. JOE 64, ARNOLD 46
FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 13TH
The Lady Sharks improved to.
7-1, on the season with Friday
night's 64-46 win over the Arnold
Lady Marlins. Port.St. Joe jumped
.out to a 31-25 lead by halftime,
then outscored Arnold 33-21 in
the second half.
Lydia Watkins led all scorers
S with a game high 26 points and
18 rebounds. Gekeela Clemmons"
'.followed with 16 points, six
':assists and four steals; while
Shawna Bond chipped in 12:
Score by Quarters
Sharks 11 20 15 18 64
Marlins :10 15 13 8 46
PSJ (64)- Lydia Watkins 26,
Kayla Jefferson .5, Gekeela
Clemmons 16, Shawna Bond 12,
and Latrice Larry 5.
AHS (46)- Byrd 7, Vasiliades 15,
McGawen 4, Gagan 2, VanHausen
4, and Brown 12.
PORT ST. JOE 78, GREENSBORO 54
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH '
Port St. Joe moved to 8-1
overall and 2-1 in District 3-2A
play \inth Tuesday night s 78-54,
win over Greensboro. The Lady'
Sharks led 43-24 athalftime, and
outscored the Lady Bulldogs 37-
30 in the second half.
Lydia Watkins led all scorers
with a game high 39 points and
12 rebounds; ,_while Gekeela:
Clemmons added 27 points.
The Lady Sharks will host
Wewahitchka on Thursday night
at 6:30 ET. Their next game will
be-on January 7th, when they
host Altha at 7:00 ET.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 13 11 10 20 54
Sharks 17 26 19 18 -78
PSJ (,78)- Lydia Watkins 39,'
i Kayla -'Jefferson.. 8,OGekela.
Clemmons 27,eShawna Bond 1,


by Tim Croft
County health officials are
looking for a few good men and
women.
Actually, they are looking for
about 300 folks willing to become
part of the county's emergency
response team in the event of the
unthinkable, an intelnionally pro-
duced outbreak of smallpox. -
"In case we have to inoculate
people, we can go into disaster
mode," said Doug Kent, director of
the county Health Department.
'Each county has ,to- take care of
their own population.
"We -are trying tol get a work-
ing framework in case a disaster
did occur. We hope by pre-plan-
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curve."
Specifically, the Health
Department seeks a minimum of

Sharks
From Page 10A
Score by Quarters
Apalach 21 16 15 22 74
Sharks 21 14 27 23 85
PSJ (85)- Raye Bailey 30, Bo
Lenox 13, Antonio Smiley 6,
Woodrow Cherry 25, Terrence
Chambers '2, Thomas Webb 4,
and Don Jecha 5.
AHS (74)- Evans 8, Ross 15, Paul
15, Turrell 13, Allen 21, and.
Turrell 2.


Lydia Watkins (11) led the Lady Sharks with a game high 39 points
in their 78-54 district win over Greensboro.
Lanetta Bell 4, and Cheyne Todd
;GHS (54)- Neal 16, Battles 14,
Baker 5, Lane 4, Ray5,'McMillian .^
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Gators Split

Their Games
WEWAHITCHKA 30, ARNOLD 86
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16TH
'Score by Quarters
Gators 4 8 9 9 30
Marlins 28 22 16 20 86
WEWAHITCHKA 43, CARRABELLE 24
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH,
The Wewahitchka Gators split
twvo games this. week, losing to
Arnold 86-30 on Monday night,
then defeating' Carrabelle on
Tuesday night 43-24,
. In the Carrabelle game, Trinit
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Panthers 4 4 4 12 24
WEWA (43)- Trinit Myers 18.
Codi.Poe 2. Will Owens 12. Jamue
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"Anybody in the health care
community who would like to
train to give inoculations," Kent
said. "The. key is they need to be
able to take the shot themselves."
The ultimate hope is to have
enough volunteers in place to field
25 two-person inoculation teams
in the event of a :smallpox out-
break.
Another 250 'people are
needed to serve, in the event of
disaster, as support personnel,
setting up inoculation stations,
-serving as clerks and filling out
paperwork.
While it would not be neces-
sary for those folks to be inocu-
lated, Kent said, "We'd like to get
as many of those 250 inoculated
so there would be no impacts on
the teams" should disaster strike.
Those with specific medical
issues, such as immune systems
problems, should avoid inocula-
tion.
Those interested can view the
website of the Centers for Disease
Control to find a list of those med-
ical conditions which' rmght pre-
clude having the inoculation arid
therefore serving on the smallpox
teams.
The smallpox vaccine was last
given out in 1977. Individuals
today would be inoculated with.
the same vaccine, which is a
strain of the smallpox virus.
(See Smallpox on Page 12A)


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In the Pink-Florida Shrimp!!


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nature's original low-fat, high pro-
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All Florida seafood is great
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the shrimp is a salad, cocktail,
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2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon white pepper
non-stick cooking spray
2 cups fresh whole kernel corn
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
1 cup chopped red bell peppers
2 cup chopped onions"
1 large tomato, cut in 8 pieces
Drain shrimp of all excess
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thyme, salt and white pepper;
mix, coating well. Lightly oil large
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Remove shrimp from skillet;
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3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 chopped cilantro
Pat shrimp dry with paper
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to 6 inches from source of heat for
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Yield: 4 servings.
When purchasing shrimp
remember to look for tightly
adhering shells, with the legs 'sl~ill,
attached. The meat should be firm '
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shrimp that have the head firmly
attached. Avoid shrimp with
heads that are limp and falling off.
Shrimp should be stored in the


Smallpox

As Kent noted, millions were
given the vaccine pre-1977 and
most all of those can attest to hav-
ing had no ill effects.
"It is most likely it won't affect
us again,". Kent said.
One person out of every
100,000 inoculated comes down
with a condition that would
require hospitalization, Kent said,
adding that those ill effects are,
typically, easily treatable.
'However, in the, case of a,
smallpox virus outbreak, one-
third of those exposed will die if
not inoculated within four to
seven days.
"One, the actual virus, is life-
threatening, while (the other), the
vaccine, is not life-threatening,"9
Kent said.
The call for volunteers is'
Stage Two in a. state, and in turn,)
national, plan to address the'
threat of smallpox.
Stage One was to inoculate
members of the armed forces and
to establish lead teams through-
out the country. ,
Those teams, which' in this-
region are, based in -Bay,
Escambia and Okaloosa Courity,
are comprised' of epidemiologists
and other disease control and
medical experts who have been


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inoculated and will train the
county teams '
'They will help us teach the
Stage Two teams," Kent said.
Those Stage Two teams will, '
in the event of a disaster, be called
in to inoculate -the citizenry as a
whole.
"We are trying to have a four-
day window to inoculate every-'
body. all 15.000 people, in the
county.' Kent said.
Those interested in volunteer-
ing should contact Dianne
Semmes at ,the County Health
Department at 227-1276, ext.'
125.
Volunteers will need to pro-
vide their names,' addresses.
phone numbers and a way they
can be contacted night and day.,
The importance of having as
many volunteers as possible is.
that in the event- of a disaster suf-
ficient personnel would be avail-
able on short nouce.
Volunteers will be alerted
about the day and time of training
classes. '
"We need to get some people
on in within the next 30 days,",
Kent said.
All it will take is a few good
men and women.


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Seasonal
by Tim Croft
Some lessons are learned a weel
stitch at a time. find
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That, at least, is the point of Con,
view of Stephanie Wade, a teacher
at Wewahitchka High School.


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auction. Some logistics forced Wade to
)w, typically, such a class tweak the plan. For starters, dolls
involve students making proved a tad more expensive than
for themselves, but Wade Wade, the mother of boys, had
ned a better lesson plan. envisioned.
got a great idea," Wade said. "I didn't realize that dolls cost
make some doll clothes and about $20 apiece," Wade said.
)me dolls and give them to "And there were 17 girls in the
Is in the Gulf County pre-K pre-K class, which made it too
in Wewahitchka. expensive to buy each one a doll
wanted them to sew and I and outfit the doll.
1 them to be excited about 'So, it was originally going to
de added. be for Christmas, but we decided
St h to make some dolls and: give them
e concept was to make the to the kids so they could keep
Christmas gift to the little them in their classroom."
Darlene Ake's pre-K class. ,-
was exciting for us because Wade purchased a handful of
wafor somebody else," said dolls, Evelyn Cox donated two and
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Carol Kelley one. Then Wade
bought some patterns yes, for
those who like a certain reporter
are ignorant of such things, they
do make patterns for doll clothes,
even Barbie dolls.
The tricky part proved to be
pricking her. students' interest.
"They got off to a slow start,
but. they got going when they real-
ized they had to," Wade said with
a laugh.
And oh the wardrobes that
Were loomed from her students'
imagination.
Even, the boys' in the class,
who chose not to have their pic-
ture taken, talk about their work
or even acknowledge it after all,
there are reps at stake churned
out some nice color-coordinated
outfits.


Honesty Praised ..'


At this time of the year when
we are focusing on the birth of
Jesus and renewing our belief in
what He taught, I would like to
take this opportunity to tell you of
someone that I feel truly repre-
sents what Jesus taught us about
honesty.
Upon returning from a trip to
Panama City recently, I stopped at
Mexico Beach to use a telephone
book in an outside booth to look
up an address or make a call.
After doing this, I completed my
trip home and discovered a mes-
sage on my answering machine
advising me that my billfold had
been' found and where I 'could
retrieve it. At this point, I was not
aware that I had left my billfold
which contained considerable
cash as I was leaving for a trip to
another state to see my sister that
I had not seen in eleven' years.
Upon arriving back at Mexico
Beach, I was given my billfold
completely intact by the gentle-
man that found it. This person
was Mr. Tim Beard who very
reluctantly accepted a small cash
reward at miy insistence.
He stated to me that his
mother reared him in a way that
would not have allowed him to
have a thought other than to
return my billfold intact.
'I have always believed %we
have a lot .of good people in our
area. but T know for sure we hate
one very honest man. Thank you
again Tim. :
Eunice Gunter.


Seniors Tracy Price (left) and MaKayla Henderson sort through the doll wardrobe their class has
made for dolls donated to the Gulf Couqty Pre-K class in Wewahitchka. "


Overall, there were the usual
assortment of flowers, stripes and
checks in sundry combinations,
but a few students tossed the nee-
dle and spool out with their
designs.
Senior MaKayla Henderson,
for example, sculpted leopard-
print shirt-skirt combination for
inclusion among the natural
tones and, well, more tame offer-
ings.
"You, have all these plaids and
flowers," she said. "We needed
something, not kinky, but wild."
Amber Mitchell, a junior,
chose a retro look, with matching
fuzzy vests and bell-bottomed
slacks 'that gave two dolls the
appearance of being Sonny and
Cher during their heyday of, theii-
musical-variety-comedy television
show. .
A key was that the dolls are
child safe, with Velcro replacing
zippers, buttons, snaps and-the
like.
And, when all was stitched
(See Stitching Outfits on Page 2B)


S Think Sonny and Cher from'
their television heyday for these
retro outfits.
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'Top" Retires


By: Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
On August 9, 1989, Master
Gunnery Sergeant Gary Howze,
locally known as "Top", became.
the naval science (NJROTC)
instructor at Port St. Joe High
School. Retired from a career in


the U.S. Marines, Top entered a
world of gum-chewing teenagers
and an opportunity to teach.
Since his first day, Top has
been a wonderful addition to the
high school. A teacher by trade,
Top has taught year after year of
NJROTC activities and knowledge


Apple Williams, a senior, sewed doll clothes at the machine before
the clothing construction class donated the dolls for the Pre-K kids.'

Stitching Outfits From Page 1B


and hemmed, the kids in Ake's
pre-K were given some pretty-
smart-looking on-the-town, dolls,
with a, closet, or in this case shoe-
box, full of outfits that. he.'.
Barbie might eny.
The teenagers. though tx-pi-
cally blase about their creations..
seemed to take a particular pride


in stitching for someone else's
enjoyment.
There was no book work. no
studying." Mitchell said in,
explaining the attraction of,
becormng doll-clothes designers.
"It's easy and you ,get to,,make
cute things. ,, '.'


like drill movements, rifle skills,
and above all, how to be a leader.
He is not only a teacher but.also a
caring mentor and a. trusting
friend to every cadet who sits in
his classroom.
Most cadets know Top' on a,
personal level because he's always
there to listen to their problems or
give the best advice. He'd go out of
his way. to help a 'person, and
that's why we love him so much.
Top wants everyone to succeed
and inspires many with' his
challenges. He can sometimes be
a tough cookie or a million-piece,
jigsaw puzzle, 'but Top is usually a
loving spirit. Most will miss his'
wonderful sense of hurnor, wintt"
sarcasm, and friendly demeanor.
Top has seen thirteen and a
half years worth of parades, car.
washes, dances, pizza parties,
and football games-enough to
last a lifetime. He is finally retiring
from all the backbreaking work of
NJROTC. Planning to visit as an,
occasional substitute teacher,
Top's last day is December 20th.,
The entire unit could notf
possibly thank him enough for his
commitment to his students and
love for his job. Without his time,
and patience, the last decade of
NJRQTC memories would not
have been the same. .
Although he s always teaching
us to stand up and have some
guts. we are scared that he will be
irreplaceable. The next 'haval
Science instructor %will have a lot
to live, up to. What more can we
say. but thank yqu? We will miss
our teacher, our friend, and most
of all, a man who cared. He will
certainly be missed and always
remembered.

FWC Urges
Boaters to Keep
Holidays Safe
During' December, when;
people are. inundated with health
and safety advice on everything
from how to thaw a turkey to the
dangers lurking in a clogged
chimney, .thoughts of boating
safety might not be in the
forefront. But law enforcement
officers from. the Florida Fish and
.-Wildlife Conservation Cornmssion
(FWVC say it should be.
There were 13 boating-related
fatalities in Florida last holiday
season (Dec. 1, 2001-Jan. 31.
2002). Five were alcohol-related.
Fifteen percent of the 2001
boating deaths occurred in
'J ,rpember. ... ...-


FWC law enforcement officer.
Lt. Kent Harvey says people tend
to think of boating safety as a
summertime issue and may relax
their guard during winter. That
can have very serious


consequences. Florida's beautiful
winter weather means our waters
are crowded year-round, even
during winter holidays. Along with
all the usual boating dangers,
winter boaters have the added


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December 16th. Dorothy,
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were there filming a Kindergarten
Readiness Video for the 4 year old
students who will be entering
kindergarten next year. Since
Scarecrow. now has a brain, he
will be entering school in OZ next
year and there are things that he
will need to know before he
enrolls'.
The high school students,
under the direction of Ann'
SComforter, were preparing
Scarecrow. for his first year at
school. He learned his colors,
shapes, .numbers and alphabet.
While there, Scarecrow learned
how to tie his shoes, button his
shirt and zip his jacket. He was
also taught about manners and
being considerate of others.
The students involved in this.
production were: Tommy Curry


Clockwise in Photograph:
Ashley McAlister, Katie
Geoghagan, Anna Salzer and
Tommy Curry.

(Scarecrow), Katie Geoghagan
(Dorothy), Ashley McAlister (Tin
Man) and Anna Salzer (Lion).
Assisting with the production
were Charla Atkins, Julia
Comforter, Susan Ellmer and
Melissa Ramsey. The Kinder-
garten 'Skills Video was written
and filmed by Ann Comforter, Port
St., Joe High School.
Outstanding Staff: Congrat-
ulations to Jan Nobles for being
selected Port St. Joe Elementary
\School Teacher of the Year and t0o
Gilda, Hobbs, School Related-
Employee of the Year.
Early Dismissal: School will
be dismissed at 11:35 on Friday,
December 20. Lunch will not be
served.. ,
Christmas Holidays begin
December 23, with students
returning to school on Tuesday,
January 7.
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home oh
January 15. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
Holiday: School will not be
held on Monday, January 20 for
Martin Luther King Day.


Bryce Register

Bryce Is 3!
Bryce Martin Register cele-
brated his third birthday. on
December ,18th. He is the ,son of
Jason and Sheila Register.. and
the grandson of Martin and
Charlotte HighIower of Port St.
Joe and Jimmy and NlMarn Register
of Tallahassee.


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The Christmas musical
program performed by the third
and fourth grade students was a
success and a blessing. The music
was great and the story was
exciting. The setting was in a
'western town, the narrative was
about Christian people reaching
out to introduce a,friefid to Jesus,
and the time was around
Christmas. It ended with the
townspeople rejoicing, over the.
change in the friend' who had"
accepted Christ as his Savior and
with them celebrating the birth of
iJesus in their annual, Natiity '
program.
Many thanks to the student's .
1who did a tremendous job and to'
iheir.teachers, Mrs. Carla McGhee
,and 'Rev," Wayde Hunt. ,We
-appreciate the First Church of the'
!Nazarene .for the use of their
building, props and musical
'equipment. .


rj The first semester ends this'
'Fnda,,. December !.20 That day
will be a" half-day, so please be
prepared to pick up your child 'at
j:12:00 noon. There will be no
|extended day. Students will
return to school Tuesday,
January 7, 2003.
' We extend" our love- and'
sympathy to Mrs. Tammy Nelson
and her family in the death of her.
grandmother Mrs. Mabel Dugger.
The funeral services was held 'in
Apalachicola.
Do remeriber the reason for
this wonderful season. We
celebrate the birth of God's son;
iJesus Christ. "For God so loved
ithe world, that he gave his only
Begotten Son, that whosoever
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MLS#92518 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-,
2594.


2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ- 1975 home cpm-
pletely remodeled to 2002 home 3br./1 5bo
inside, I 5ba in 20x26 add or,(unfinished)
Could be apartment or garage. House has new
flooring, new drywall, new AC,. new ceiling,
new kitchen, 'new doors, new sewer and water
lines. MLS#94527 $149,900 Call Brenda
Miller "


7712 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach Unobstructed
Gulf Viev. across from dedicated beach This 3
BR/2 BA,l,600s[ home sils on 6 50'x 90'lot.
Property could be income producing upstairs
anh 'ownstairs apartments' MLS#94661 -
$335,000. Call Ellen at 850.648.5683



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3BR/2BA Brck home...-;th screened in porch'
overlooking pool. Nie large yard 165'x18Q'.
Centrally located near schools,, church, gym,
and not far to downtown. Call Carol Bell at
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4252 $159,900
MLS#94667


102 Sunset Circle, PSJ- 3BR 2B brick home in d most'
desirable area'of. PSi: Carpet throughout home with
tiled, kitchen, bathrooms and florida room. Gas f/p,
two car garage, very well landscaped.yard, sprinkler
system MLS#94462. $234,900. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.


87.4 Country Club Road-, Port St. Joe -
4BR/3.5BA home that sits on 9th hole of St. Joe
Country Club. Built for entertaining with a mag-
nificent panoramic view of golf course
Downliair: rero.aQed ,n 95' w ih carpe., file
rubs, 'aonies and kr appliances ML5#94223
For more info, call Carol Bell @800.451.2349


Port St. Joe 3BR/2 5BA home with a
dedicated bay view. One of the few St.
Joe landmark homes that has survived
Includes 540sq ft separate guest cottage
over garage that has.great rental poten-
'tial. Home and cottage has been elegant-
ly renovated. Immaculate, move in condi-
tion. $648,000 MLS#94565. Call Kim
Harrison 850-227-3745


Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf
view! Lot is 50xi150. This cottage has plenty
of character and charm. Enjoy the sunset
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. $350,000
MLS#91023. Call Susie White @227-9600.


St. Joe Bay Office
2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600
Fax (850) 227-2115
Toll Free: (800) 451-2349


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
PORT ST. JOE East.Boy Plantation -Discover Gulf County's Other 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 -
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf County .Bay. Creek front lots $89,900, Bay front lots MLS#92253
Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark $129,900 Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
Beach. $685,000 4.7 acres on Sunshine Road priced to sell, interi- $154,900.
* South Gate Subdivision The first gated subdivi- or parcel close to intracoastal. MLS#9581. Cape San Blas gulf view lot at South Beach -
sion in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at $44,900 $60,000. Patricia Raap Me San ias gulf view lot at South Beach
*Commercial Property Garrison Avenue/Hwy. Corner of County Road 386 and South Long Rd. MLS#91560 $189,900.
71 '- $226,512MLS#90451 Corner of County Road 386 and South Long Treasure Bay Lot 7, C-30 Road $59,900.
*Commercial Property Woodward Avenue/Hwy. Road 16 half-acre + lots are now available. Only MLS#91009
71 $234,788,MLS#92076 5 miles to the beach! Great for year-round living,' Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
* Garrison Plantation A corner lot in the newest get-away, investment. Possible owner financing. $200,000 Susie White.
subdivision in Port St. Joe. $41,500 MLS#93212 $25,000 each. MLS#92905. 4 lots to sell are INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot in the newest sub- reduced to $20,000 each. Hwy. C-30 Gulf View ot near Gulf Pines
division to build your dream home. $34,500 Buddy Flore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14 acres, Hwy C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pin
MLS#93213 o MLS #91915, $36,630, call Patricia Raap at Subd.; zoned residential/commercial.
SGenerous sized lots for sale in a well established 648-5683 $239,900. MLS#94532
neighborhood where new homes are also being Intrac Roberts Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x452'.
constructed. Very reasonably priced at $24,900. Landing ., 7. ,"1 ,, Patricia MLS#93994, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
Ride by today and pick out your lot, Call Carol Bell Roap. Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
at 850-227-4252. CAPE SAN BLAS MLS#93995, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
*Port St. Joe Lots on Marvin Avenue.$14,000 Piney Woods Beach Lots priced from Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30,
each. MLS#90463 $119,000 $399,000. MLS#94059 $99900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE Treasure Bay Nicely cleared lot w/bay view, BEACH900ES
* Rural acreage parcels from 25 acres and up. has culvert in place. MLS#94619 $49,900 Call BEACHES
Price ranges from $75,000-$571,290. Susie White today 800-451-2349 or 850-227- 321 Texas Drive Mexico Beach 100' x 100'
*Large'lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices range from 9600. res. lot. Asking $45,000. MSL #94294
$8,300-$12,900. MLS#93026. First Tier Lot "C" Flood Zone $180,000 107 Ponce De Leon St. St. Joe Beach In first
WEWAHITCHKA MLS#93083. CALL DIANE PEEVY block of beach 2nd lot from dedicated beach.
* HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft. Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offer- Beautifully landscaped has underground
road frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch. ing 8 private and secluded lots on upland island electric run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' -
Call Patricia Rap. MLS #92599 $35,000 on the St. Joseph Bay. Private community with 2 125. total depth. SUPER LOCATION AND PRICE[
* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900. way bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western 125' total depth. SUPER LOCATION AND PRICEI
* HOWARD CREEK 4 lots 400'xl50'. Call Susie facing views in a secluded pristine area. $100,000. MLS#93072
White. $24,500. MLS#8144. MLS#94562. Starting at $199.900. Call Kim St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on Court
OVERSTREET Harrison. 850-227-3745. and 370'x 125' on Americus. Great opportunity
* The Landings at Wetappo Lots priced from Cape IIw l liall Susie for commercial or/and residential. $975,000.
$69,900-$115,000White MLS#94465 Call Ellen Allemore.


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COBS Class Graduates
Correctional Officer Basic
Standards Class #153 -graduated
from Gulf Coast Community
College on December 9.
Elton W. Kolmetz, Jr. received
the academic award, a perfect
attendance award and the Top
Gun award. Perfect attendance
awards were also presented to
Sam P. Collins, Lee Ann Davis and
Jonathan A. Varney.
In addition, the following
COBS class #153 students also
graduated: Edward James
Abilama, Erlinda G. Alarcon,
Richard W. Alcorn, Brenda L.
Cooper, D. Michele Mills, Kizzy
Carolina Patterson, Regina Nicole
McCranney Tyler.


220 Reid Avenue 229-7777
Port St. Joe Charlotte Stevens, Owner

WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 26

WILL REOPEN JANUARY 6

All Chrim3;asi La ,A-\ '-ws tiad to bc out Dcccinbcr 20

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PSJE Peacebuilders of the week for 12/9-13: front row (1 to r): (1st grade) Marquida Comeaux, (kinder-.
garten) Haley Wood, (Pre-K) Robert Jones. Back row (1 to r): (5th grade) Chris Cochran, (4th grade)'
Fanequa Larry, (3rd grade) Kaley Wilder, (2nd grade) Caleb Hall.Thanks,


Greetings! There are only 6
days to Christmas!
I would like to start off by
saying congratulations to our
Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Colbert,
and our School Related Employee
of the Year, Mrs. Lanford.
Congrats are also in order of
the VFW Patriot's Pen Essay
Contest. 1st place winner was
Charlotte Faircloth; 2nd place,
Amanda Williams. Both. winners
will be receiving checks from the
local VFW. Good job! You make us
proud!
SGA and the PSTO are
planning our usual Christmas
Social for. approximately 10:15
a.m. on December 20. 6th graders
please don't forget to bring your,
goodies!
Students: Are you going to
earn pizza and ice 'cream this 9
weeks? You have to earn 90% of
your reading goal for your lunch
and have 85% ,or higher
comprehension rate for ice cream.
Read your books!
Recently the Beta Club
sponsored a Thanksgiving basket
for an unfortunate family. I'm
sure the family was very thankful
for this act of kindness. I would
also like to add that if you are a
former Beta Club member arid
Would like to contribute to this
year's scholarship fund, it will' be
greatly appreciated.
A few weeks ago I stated the
results of our annual Turkey Trot,
but they were fairly incorrect, so


here they are again: 8th grade
boys: 1st, Zach Lee; 2nd, Warren
Floyd; 3rd, J.P. Tinsley; girls: 1st,
Jessica Kalama; 2nd, Gabbie
Whittington; 3rd, Dhnielle Shows.
7th grade boys winners were:
1st, Ramon Beard; 2nd, Matt
Wright; 3rd,, Mason Adkinsof and
Matt Hunter; girls: 1st Megan,
Williams;. 2nid,- Quardney
Johnson; 3rd, Shannon Watkins.





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6th grade boys winners were:
1st, Kendall Hogan; 2nd, Robbie
Martin; 3rd, Darrell Smith; girls:
1st, Jesse Moore; 2nd, Erih Baily;
3rd,. Toya Mork. '
School will dismiss at 11:50 .
on Friday, December 20. Students
return on Tuesday, January 7.
Parents should watch for a flyer
this week. ,It announces a
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TV 13. Please tune in with your
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12 Beautiful Open home that overlooks the beach.
SWatch the dolphins swim by from your deck. Walk
out the door and down the steps directly on the
beach. 'Enclosed garage. Excellent Rental.
MLS#94597 $775,000 Call Preston Russ 800-
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Howard Creek 172 N. Squirrel Ave. 2 BR/2 BA
plus bonus room, doublewide mobile home sists on a
high 1 20'x1 30' lot close to the landings, cypress sid-
ing.and metal roof. Call Patricia Raap for more
information. MLS#94248 $72,000.





9212 HWY 98 BEACON HILL Large 5 BR/2 BA
Florida beach cottage with spectacular Gulf view
from front screen porch! Public beach access across
Hwy 98. near home.CH/A. Also, has 1 BR/1 BA
R small cottage in rear which rents by month. On two
I 50' lots for 100' of highway frontage. House up on
bluff. $479,500. MLS#92934 ASK FOR ELLEN


1021 Marvin Ave., PSJ 3BR 1
Home needs some updating. Ver
with bathroom and lots of space
ed near schools, churches
MLS#94423 $109,900. Call S
850-227-9600.


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Lantana By The Sea Cape San BlaS' e. gated gulf frin cfcomimjni, i,' .th pool Fanlalic
gulf view': and boardwalk access to the beach
Predevelopment prices S135,000 to $450,000
per homesite. Contact Mark Schultz at 227-9600


419 LaSiesta Dr. Mexico Beach Want room? This Port St. Joe 4BR/3BA Enjoy the beautiful sunsets
1998 mobile home has it! 5 BR/3, BA and a big lot over the St. Joe Bay from this lovely home or just
with the back yard fenced. 4 ton Ch/A heat pump enjoy the nature from the courtyard. This home is
.,and 50 hot water heater, fireplace, jacuzzi & sprin- very open and spacious. $425,000. MLS#91852.
kler system in front & back. Great price! $115,000 227-9600.
MLS#93763 Call Ellen


B home situated on corner lot.
ry nice yard building equipped *. ,
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and downtown shopping: -'.


usie White 800-451-2349 or


2 acres Bay front/Simmons Bayou Zoned COMMER-
CIAL. Don't miss this great investment opportunity.@
Beautiful trees, small pond, steps away from Presnell's
Marina. 128 X 690' 3br/2ba, 2200sq ft home w/
handicapped ramp. 2200sq ft. Has been a clothing
boutique, construction office, real estate office and res-
idential rental. MLS#94534, $755,000. Call Kim
Harrison 227-3745


136 S. Oak St. Indian Pass Subdivision Custom
built home w/ open design. All cypress interior and
exterior. Situated on 2 lots.Federal Flood Insurance
available. $395,000.00 MLS#93297. Call Mark
Schultz 227-9600 or 227-2594


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303 Dupont Drive 3 BR/2.5 BA executive style
home situated on an oversized lot is a most desir-
able location of Port St. Joe. Too many amenities to
mention. Call Susie White today for an appoint-
ment to view this home. 850-227-9600 or 800-
451-2349. MLS#93470 $299,900.00.


510 Maryland Blvd, Mexico Beach Beautiful 3 --
BR/2 BA home, completely remodeled, Italian tile 1405 Palm Blvd 3 BR/2 BA well kept home.
flooring, huge LR, sep DR area, Ig master bedroom. Pine flooring and Cypress walls through out
Recently enlarged kitchen, and den area. Short house. Breezeway between house and carport.
walk to beach. MLS#94206 $139,900 Call Brenda Nice front and back yard. Lots of character and
Miller or Lisa Guilford. charm. MLS#93644 $139,900 '


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State Park. Gated community with pool and great
views of beach. ith
* One new 4BR/4 1/2BA, over 2200 sq. ft. with -
elevator. $349,900.
One resale, 3BR/3 1/2 BA. $329,900.











Mexico Beach- 101-D 38th Street New 2BR/2
1/2BA. Fully furnished townhouse, close to marina &
beach. Excellent investment property! Call Patricia ,
Raap at 850-648-5683 ext. 15 for showing.
MLS#94370 $245,000. _-




102 Buccaneer Dr. Gulfaire 4 BR + loft/2 1/2 BA,
formal DR, eat-in kitchen with island, in-ground heat-
ed pool, privacy fenced yard, on 1.5 lots. $329,000.
MLS#94163. Call Brenda Miller
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WEWAHITCHKA
MIDDLE SCHOOL


,By Jessika Stoppelbein
* What a great first semester we
have had! Our sports teams-
football, volleyball, girls/boys
basketball, and cheerleaders have
made us very proud by displaying
winning attitudes and true
commitment. I am convinced that
the success of a team is not
determined by the score at the
end of the game but instead by
the individual and team growth


the players have made on all.
levels-athletically, socially,
emotionally, and academically.
Report cards will be going
home on January 15th. We are at
the mid-point of our school year,
and we welcome parents who wish
to conference with us regarding
their son's or daughter's school
, program.
I hope you have a blessed
holiday season. Enjoy this time


Queen Randi Chancey and King Anthony Fleming


with your'children and thank you
for sharing them with us. -Pam
Lister
Wednesday, : the Challenge
Class went to the Visual Arts

38 Years
and
Still Best
of Friends


Steve Kerigan
SPSJ Native
Returns, Brings
Printing Business
The Gulf County Chamber of
;Commerce is proud to announce
ithe Port 'St. Joe opening of
lCoast2Coast Printing and
lPromotions, Inc. Coast2Coast is 'a
nationwide printing company that'
specializes in professional
bu sines-s printing from brochures
,and forms to promotional
products such as shirts and
'mugs.
Principal, Steve Kerigan; a
'Port St. Joe native, is, excited
about returning to Gulf County.
"The opening Of Coast2Coast
Printing here is very important to
me. Professionallv. it fulfills our
name and business plans of true
nationwide presence, and,
personally, it means coming home
to a place I love."
Kerigan recently relocated to
St. Joe Beach with his family from
San Diego, the home of C2C's first
office. The firm opened a mid-
contminent location in Baton Rouge
two years ago. Those two locations
Si.ll remain open, but Kerigan
Says this is it for him. "Our long
range plan has always been to get
back here, I'1k continue to travel
'west occasi nally to service'
national accoi6nts but Port St. Joe
S is where we plan to stay and
grow."
Steve looks forward to getting
reacquainted with old friends in
the community and invites
contact at 227-5856.

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Center in Panama City. They saw
an exhibit of Salvador Dali's
paintings illustrating Dante's
Divine Comedy and an exhibit of
paintings and sculptures by
Roland Hockett. They also enjoyed
a lecture and workshop by author
illustrator Floyd Cooper.
We were very fortunate to
have Mr. Doyle, a local expert in
the study of rocks. What he had
collected over many of years was
very interesting. We'd like to.
thank Mr. Ropelis for arranging
the visit for us.
All students that attend Mr.


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Ayers class will have their finals
on Thursday.
Both the reading classes, Ms.
Wood and Ms. Askew, are having
a reading competition. The
students in Ms. Wood's class are
making paper chains to represent
points and the winning class will
receive a pizza party on Thursday.
Ms. Askew's classes are ending
their competition today. They
have been putting a star on their
classes Christmas tree to
represent every two points they
get. Right now the classes are very
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Kayce Lynn Knox


June Wedding Plans


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gregg.
Knox of Port St. Joe announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Kayce Lynn Knox, to Mark
Herschel Costin, son of Mrs.
.Sylvia Parrish Costin and the late
Ashley Marion Costin of Port St.
'Joe.
Kayce graduated from Florida
State University with a Bachelor
of Science degree in marketing.
She is presently employed with
Tarpon Title, Inc. Mark graduated
from Florida State University with
a Bachelor of Science degree in


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Ja'Darien Shackleford-McCoy

It's a Boy!
Amy and Raymond (Rogers, Jr.
are proud to announce the birth.
of their grandson, Ja'Darien
Anquell Archie Shackleford-
McCoy. Ja'Darien, affectionately
called "Lil Butter", was born
October 6, weighed 6 pounds, 13
ounces and was 21 .inches long.
He was born at Womack United
States Army hospital, Fayetteville,
NC. His parents are Spec. 4 Angel
Shackleford-McCoy and Anquell
McCoy.
Family members who joyfully
welcomed' him are: Amy and
Raymond Rogers, Jr., maternal
,grandparents, Archie Shackle-
ford, paternal grandparent, and
his family Christine Bailey-Colvin
and Alvern Colvin. maternal
great-grandparents, Rev. Ray-
mond Rogers, Sr., and Mattie
Rogers, maternal great-grand-
parents, and many friends .and
other relatives who also welcomed
him and his mom back to Port St.
Joe. Lil Butter is the paternal
grandson of Cynthia McCoy and
David Wilson of Fayetteville, NC
and the adopted grandson of Leon
McNeal, also of Fayetteville, NC.












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accounting. He is the president of
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A June 21 wedding is planned
at the First Baptist Church in Port
St. Joe.


WES From Pg5B
.close and the score is 85 to 86.
The winners out of that
competition will receive a pizza
party from the losing class. Good,
luck everyone!
Ms. Hoover's social studies
classes have been studying about
how people around the world
celebrate Christmas. They have
been doing research and
decorating doors around the
school. The doors look great-
keep up the, good work!
The King and Queen of the
Christmas Ball were Anthony
Fleming and Randi Chance-._.
The Prince and Princess of the
Christmas Ball were Tyler Bush
and Tori Bowles.

Note of Thanks
To all our friends and family,
thank you for the outpouring of
love through your gifts of flowers,
cards, visits, food, calls and gifts-
to. Gideon Bibles which helped to
sustain us during the loss of our
loved one Teddy R. "Rudy"
Richards. 'The support that you
gave us when we were saddened
beyond belief will always be
appreciated and remembered.
Joy Richards and Family


by Lori Price
St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital recently announced the
successful completion of Math-A-
Thon at Wewahitchka Elementary
School. Math-A-Thon, now in its
22nd year, is an educationally
based fundraising program in
which students obtain sponsors
for the number of math problems
completed in special workbooks
provided for students. The pro-
gram is sponsored nationally by
Six Flags Theme Parks, who pro-
vide free passes to their parks for
every student raising $35 or more.
The students who participate
in the program learn to do more
than just math problems; they
also learn the importance of help-
ing children who are less fortu-
nate than themselves. Through
the Math-A-Thon, they are able to,
help provide a future for,St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital.
Children with more than 200
forms of cancer and other cata-
strophic diseases find hope at St.
Jude. Since its founding in 1962
by the late entertainer, Danny
Thomas, the survival rate for most
forms of pediatric cancer has
risen dramatically. In fact, today
more than 70% of all children


Santa Coming to
Highland View
The Highland : View Fire
Department will be escorting
Santa Claus' to town this
Saturday, Dec. 21. The fire truck
carrying Santa will start on
Angelfish Street at 11 a.m.

Wright Thank You
The family of Willie Ola Wright
would like to express our sincere
heart-filled Thanks to everyone for
all their many acts of love and
kindness during our time of
' bereavement.
May God bless you all.
Alfreda Powell & Family


with cancer will survive their bout
with the disease. St. Jude fully
credits these successes in treat-
ment to the generous support of
people around the world, includ-
ing the students at Wewahitchka
Elementary School.
"We are very proud of our stu-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2002


Academics and Achievements
Exams, Exams, Exams....
Students are preparing for
their semester exams to be taken
this week. These past few weeks
have been busy with some
students recently taking the SAT
and ACT. A special Semester
Exam schedule will be used on
Thursday and Friday to
accommodate the tests.
This past week the science
fair at WHS was held in the gym.
Participating in the fair were
about thirty projects of ranging
subjects. New science teacher and
head of the science department,
,Mr. Jim Stein, told us that since
this was a new position for him,
he chose to limit competition to
our school this year. So students
were given the opportunity to do a
project or takela semester exam.
Many chose to take the semester
exam.
Student of the Week by
Sheiletta Fisher
The Gator Chomp staff
presents this week's Student of
the Week, Miss Meagan Morris.
Meagan, a senior at WHS, is the
daughter of Ann and the late
Buddy Morris. She is Vice
President of Student Government,
a member of Students Working
Against Tobacco, National Honor
Society, the 2002 Homecoming
Court, Junior Miss contestant
and Co-Editor of the Gator
Chomp.


MEAGAN MORRIS
Meagan 'enjoys volunteering
her time .at the Humane Society.'
After :high school, Meagan plans
to further her education at the
.University of West Florida in
Pensacola studying veterinary
medicine to help save as many
animals as possible: Congratula-
tions, Meagan!
Club Talk by Meagan Morris
As school winds down for the
Christmas holidays, so are the
organizations. The only thing left
is the Winter Ball sponsored by
the National Honor Society, which
will be "held Friday, December
20th. This event will include
grades 9-12. The cost is $3 per
person and $5 per couple. Gold
cards will not be honored, and the
dress code is semi-formal (no
jeans or tennis shoes!). The
National Honor Society hopes to
see everyone there! Come join in
the fun...
Sports News by Ashley Smith
The Lady Gators traveled to
Bristol to take on the Lady
Bulldogs. Bristol took the win
with a score of 62-33. The: Lady
Gators also met a similar fate in
Chattahoochee with a loss to the
Lady Jackets. The final score was
47-20. Friday they took on RF
Monroe and lost with a score of
56-32.
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This week the Lady Gators
will play St. Joe on Thursday at
St. Joe. They will also host Aucilla
Christian Academy Friday. There
will be no games for the Lady
Gators during the Christmas
Holidays. Good luck Lady Gators!
The boys' basketball team-
traveled to Chattahoochee and
won with a final score of 66-48.
Congratulations. They will travel
to St Joe and take on the Sharks
Thursday and will host Aucilla
Christian .Academy Friday night.
Good luck Gators!
General Calendar
by Courtney Martin
December 19: Semester Exam
Schedule: exams periods 1, 2, 3;
staff Christmas party at Mr.
Linton's home; lunch-sliced
turkey.
December 20: Semester Exam
Schedule: exams periods 4, 5, 6;
early dismissal; Christmas Ball in
the Commons sponsored by NHS-
8p.m.-llp.m.; dress is semi-
formal; no lunch served.
January 6: teachers' workday.
January 7: students return.
January 15: report cards go
out.

Boating
From Page 2B
"Even a life vest won't protect a
person from death by hypo-
thermia."
Harvey cites as. an example
that this month, two teenage boys
died from hypothermia in the 60-
degree waters of the Gulf of
Mexico near Tampa. Since they
were wearing life vests and no foul
play is suspected, there is every
reason to believe this would have
been a survivable accident had it
occurred in warm weather.
"Of course, we recommend
that everyone wear a life vest
when' on the water. It still offers,
the best chance of surviving in the
water," Harvey said. "A new Coast
Guard-approved inflatable life
vest would make a great holiday,
gift. for any boater."
Harvey recommends spending
the extra money to get an
inflatable vest because they are
more comfortable and more likely
to be wtorn than the older. bulkier
models.
"It could be the best invest-
ment you ever make," he said.
He also reminds boaters to be
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Currently available for
adoption at the Humane Society
are Jetson, a 6 month old high
octane male (pictured); Dixie, a
border collie/retriever cross but
looks like neither (already spayed
so $7 for shots will adopt); 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
1/2 month old black lab pup.

clothing. He recommends wearing
several layers to be able to adjust
to changing temperatures out on
the water.
FWC officers will be on the
water throughout the holiday
season, enforcing speed limits
and keeping watch for impaired
and careless boaters:

Security Guard
Courses at GCCC
The Division of Public Safety
at Gulf Coast Community College
will conduct a 24-hour Unarmed
Security Officer training course at
the North Bay Center in
Southport beginning on' Monday,
January 6.
The Unarmed Security Officesr
A course -will,- be followedd
immediately by the 16-hour
Unarmed Security Officer B,
training course, which is required
for license renewal. Classes will be
conducted from 8 a.m. until 5


Reno, a medium sized male
lab, caramel colored; Tasha, a
chocolate colored lab/pit mixed
female; Hammer, a. male 'boxer
bulldog; and cats and kittens
galore, come see!
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
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www.sjbhumanesociety.org.

p.m. for the entire week. This
training is required to be eligible
to apply for Florida Security
Officer licenses.
Candidates must be: at least
,18 years of age, of good .moral
character with no disqualifying
.criminal history, and ,'with, no
'disqualifying history of mental
illness or alcohol or controlled
substance abuse. .
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ember 9th.
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Joe, 10 items ori sLx buses (regu-
lar and spare were inspected.'
Only two problem items were.
found:, giving Port St. Joe bus
barn a performance level 61
97.76%.
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Clotel Washington
Mother Clotel Washington
was called home to be with her
heavenly father on Tuesday,
December 10. She was born June
11, 1920 in Quincy to the late
R.O. Butler and Beatrice
Woodard, and was raised by
Tommy and Irene Brown of
Telogia.
She was joined in holy matri-
mony to the late Scott Washington
in 1938, and they resided in Port
St, Joe'. Ms. Washington joined
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church and served diligently for
over 52 years. She was preceded
in death by her. husband Scott
Washington and two sons, Sonny
and Joseph.Bousley.
Mother Washington leaves' to,
cherish her memories, one son,
Ernest. Scott Washington and
wife, Jean, of Oxon Hill, MD; t[wo
daughters, Luvenia Roulhac 'of
Virginia Beach, VA, and Patricia
Henry of Demarest, NJ; fourteen
grandchildren, Belinda, Larry.,
Kimberly, Scotty, Gloria, Valarie,
Gwendolyn, Laverne, Phillip,
Tyrone,, Mary, Scott, Sharon and
Conrad Henry, Jr.;, two god-
daughters, Priscilla Taylor and
Denise Williams;' her dearest and
devoted friend Laura Williams,
and her children, Mark, Noah and
Arnez; one brother,. Alfred
Woodard,, of St. Petersburg: one
sister Hildred Bousley; of
Philadelphia, PA; and a host, of
other sorrowing relatives -and
friends.
Funeral services were 'held
Sunday, December 15, :at
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist'
Church at 2:00 p.m. ET with the
Elder Jessie Hawkins officiating.
Interment followed in Forest Hill
Cemetery.
SAll services are :under the
direction of the Comforter Funirl,
Home.

Percy Upchurch
Percy Upchurch., 79, .of
Chipley passed a'way Sunday.
December 15. He had been a resi-
dent :of Chiplev since 1963. Hle
was of the. Baptist faith. and; a:
,member of First Baptist Church
in Chipley. He was preceded in
i death by his fir_.t wife Madeleine.
Ulipchurch ,
He is survived by his \ife.
C.atherine Nelson Upchurih ofl .
Chiplev: children. Dalton and


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Retha Upchurch of Port St. Joe,
and Dale and Ronnie McDaniel of
Chipley; a brother Lattie and
Kathryn Upchurch- of North
Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters Etta and
Wendell Armstrong of Palmyra,
VA, Rava and Phil Gigure of
Bryans Road, MD, and Adelaide
Schultze of Key Largo; stepsons
Robert and. Ming Holland of
Chipley, and John and Robin
Holland of Vernon; grandchildren
Kyle McDaniel of Chipley, Amy
and David Whittinmgton of Chipley,
Kelly and Richard Kunde of
Marianna, Chris and Gretchen
Upchurch of Port St. Joe, and
Candice Upchurch of Port St. Joe;
step-grandchildren, Janae
Holland and Ansley Holland of
Vernon, and Jennifer Holland of
Chipley. Great-grandchildren, Bo
Whittington and Brent Whitting-
ton of Chipley, and Josh McDaniel
and. Brad McDaniel of
Tallahassee.
Funeral services were held at
2 p.m. Wednesday, December 18
at the First Baptist Church in
Chipley with the', Rev. Adolph
Farris and the Rev., Tom Boone
officiating. Burial followed at
Glenwood Cemetery, Brown Fu-
neral Home of Chipley directing.
Annual Manatee

Decal Contest
Ready. Set. Dra%! It's time for
' The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's 12th
annual Manatee Decal Art
Contest. This year's contest is
open to all middle school-age '
students '.who attend public,
private or home schools in
Flonda Artwork submitted to the
FWC by Jan. 30. 2003. will be
accepted in the competition.
The .winning artwork will
becomrhe the design lor the 2003-
2004 manatee decal. Finished
decals. are f.ull-color, waterproof
.and designed to stick on boats or
'(other vehicles. Each year the
decals are available, through
county. ,tax. collector offices, to
individuals 'who donate $5 or
more to' the trust fund. Money
from the' sale of decals supports
manatee protection efforts such
as rescue, rehabilitation, research,
and public education.
The 2001-2002 'decal dona-
tions generated', more than
$80,000 for the-Save the Manatee
Trust Fund. (Tax collection, offices ,

Head Mechanic and .febb
Clements-Mechanic in Port St.
.Joe and Morris Shavers-Head
Mechanic and David Causery-
Mechanic in Wewahitchka are to
be cornmmeided for their outstand-
ing l'lborts in maintaining the bus
fleet. Commendations also to,
Carolyn Peak. transportation sec-
retary for her work with in-service
and, license records: Julie, Garr
,and Diana Dykes for their work
.ith. driver training and in-ser-
vice; and all the bus drivers in the
countyI for their care in maintain-
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daily inspections.


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Students will need to Work
through their art teachers who
will submit the artwork tor the
FWC. Each middle school is
allowed to send up to five entries
for consideration in the contest.
Art teachers can request a copy of
the contest rules and require-
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(850) 922-4330. Information is
also available from the Bureau of
Protected Species Management
section of the FWC Web site at
www.floridaconservation.org/psm
org/psm>.


are now distributing the 2002-
2003 decals.)
"Last year's manatee decal art
contest with Florida middle school
students was such a success, we
decided to. do it again this year,"
FWC manatee decal coordinator
Bonnie Abellera said. "It was great
to see the artistic variety, but the
most rewarding thing for us, was
learning how interested kids are
in Florida conservation issues.".
This art project encourages
middle school students to support
protection efforts by learning
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The First United Methodist
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21st annual live nativity
December 20, 21 and 22 from
6:00 until 8:30 p.m.
'Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7:00 p.m.
they will have their evening wor-
ship service around the scene.
Carolers in th4 community are
invited to come and sing as they
depict the holy birth..
Everyone, is encouraged to
bring the children to see the ani-
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The Chancel Choir will pre-
sent their Christmas Cantata
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the 11 a.m. service Dec. 22. The
community is welcome to all ser-
vices.

Christmas Pageant
When it comes to Christmas,
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reality that every year someone
, desperately needs to hear the
Story of God's love for us., This
year the church would like to
invite you 'to join them in
celebrating the birth of Christ.
Beach Baptist will present the
musical Totally Christmas on
Sunday, December 22, beginning
at 11:00 a.m. ET. Totally
'Christmas gives usu a chance to
Present the Christmas message in
an exciting and relevant way.:
Through contemporary song
arrangements performed by the
chapel choir and innovative
dramatic sketches presented by
the youth of the church, the stage
is set for proclaiming and
celebrating the birth of Christ in a
I ., '; -i. . .


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

way that especially appeals to
youth and will definitely speak to
us all. We hope to see you there,
God bless you and have a Merry
Christmas.

Christmas Program
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will be having
their ,Christmas Program On
Saturday, December 21, at 7;30
p.m. Pastor Charles Gathers and
the congregation is inviting
everyone to come :out and help
celebrate the real reason for the
season, Lord and 'Savior Jesus
Christ, ..

Glorious Night
Program
The House of Praise Church
will sponsor a Glorious Night
program on Friday, December 20
at David Jones Recreation Center
at Washington High School Gym.
The program begins at 7:30
p.m. Pastor Rosa Garland and
Brother Andrew Gainer, program
assistant, cordially invite the
community to attend.

Abe Springs Baptist
Church Grocery
Giveaway Saturday
SThe Abe Springs Baptist
Church located at 13913 CR 275
South in Blountstown will be
giving away groceries on
Saturday, December 21, from
"1:00.p.m. until 3:00 p.m. CST.
: Everyone is invited to come'
' and receive a free bag of groceries.
Bring the children for a free gift.
There will be something for
everyone. For more information,
call 674- 1463.


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


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

Is it a Cold or
the Flu?
Influenza (flu) and a cold are
both respiratory (breathing)
infections caused by viruses.
Some of the symptoms are
similar, and it can sometimes be
difficult to tell if you have the flu
or a very bad cold.
The flu can cause more
serious illness than a common
cold. Your best protection against
the flu is an annual flu shot. You
can decrease your chances of
getting a cold by frequently
washing your hands and avoiding
touching your nose, eyes and
mouth. The average adult gets 1-3
respiratory illness each year and
children get even more.' However,
it would be unusual to get the flu
more than once a year.
Sometimes you can get a
bacterial infection of the middle
ear or sinuses at the same time or

Gospel Sing 28th
New Vision Church of God will
host a gospel sing with, the
Sanders Family at 6 p.m. CST
December 28th.
The. church is located at 109
Bay Avenue in Wewahitchka.
AL *


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


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

following a cold or the flu. These
bacterial infections can be treated
with antibiotics. The flu, however,
'can lead to more serious
complications such as pneumonia
and sometimes death. People who
haire the greatest risk of severe
complications from flu are those
65 years' of age and older, those
with certain medical conditions
and some young children.
Colds usually begin slowly,
two to three days after infection
by the' virus and normally last
only two to seven days. A bad,cold
can last up to two weeks, but this
is unusual. You will first notice a
,scratchy, sore throat, followed by
sneezing and a runny nose. You
may get a mild cough several days
later. Adults and older children
usually don't have a fever, but if
,they do, it will be very mild.
Infants and young children,
however, sometimes run tempera-
tures tip to 102F. ,
If you have the flu, you will
have a sudden headache, dry2
cough, and you might have a
runny nose and a sore throat.
Your muscles will ache, you will
be very tired and you can have a
fever of up to 104F. Most people
feel better in a couple of days, but
the tiredness and cough can last
for two weeks or longer.


% 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.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m. .
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man rthaIrr.,ur,'"' in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
'V E ',, 'W '. i-J


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) 227-12.78 (850) 229-8997
www.StarFL.com'
The: flu is a respiratory illness.
You cannot have "stomach flu."
Symptoms such .as nausea,
diarrhea and vomiting are
uncommon with the flu, except in
very young children. Check with
your health care provider if you
have questions about the
diagnosis and treatment of these
illnesses.
Flu Shots: Facts vs. Myths
The flu is just like a bad cold.
False. Influenza (flu) is far more
dangerous that a bad cold. It's a
disease of the lungs and it can
lead to pneumonia. Each year
about 114,000 people in the U.S.
are hospitalized and about 20,000
people die because of the flu. Most
who die are over 65 years old. But
small children less than 2 years


Got News?

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

old are as likely as those over 65
to have to go to the hospital
because of the flu.
The flu shot can give a person
.the flu. False. Flu vaccines are
made from, killed. influenza
viruses. These viruses cannot
give you the flu.
Even if a person gets a flu
shot, they can still get the flu.
Maybe. This can happen, but the
flu shot usually protects most
people from the flu. However, the
flu shot will not protect you from
other viruses that can cause
illnesses that sometimes feel like
the flu.
For more information, call
your private physician or contact
the Gulf County Health
Department at (850) 227-1276.


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

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


T FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227--1756
s'' USX% Sixteenth Street .
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.h t
Fellowship Time .... 10:45'a.m. '
Adult School .......... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -
SYoung Children a /

'Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


SFirst iBaptist Church


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


WGBW


Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO



88.5 FM




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


Jo!n us in # worshipp .
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduate


Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe *


I wy. 98,
Apalachicola... 4 ... Panama City
Hwy. Reid Ave.
71 R Family Life Church
Ns Wewahitchka


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


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

TO, KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

++,+ ST. JAMES'
+ t EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


than


229-LIFE (5433)


The Potter's House
S"Where Broken Vessels are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 10:00 AM ..................... Bible Study
Sunday 11:00 AM ................ Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM .....................Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
Broken spirits, Hearts & Llves CAN be mended


Discover God's Love! r n
Everyone welcome

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


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


382 Ling Street Highland View
Pobrt St. Joe, Florida 32456

SMorning 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
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education Minister to Students
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" 1

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


FAITH BIBLE

CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-(
,JDr.Bil. Taylor, Pastor


Sunday cnoo ....
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Evening Service


'f


6707

0:00 a.m.
1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m


Constitution ancdMonument
'Port St. Yoe


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ... 11:00 a.m.

(850) 227-1724


Methodist Youth
Fellowship ............ 6:010 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
PASTOR Choir Director Youth & Children's Director2

But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
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)
Come Celebrate with us! Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church wwwGraceEagles.org


"A Port of Victory"

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School .. .............. 10 a m. Give unto me Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship .......... 11 am due His name Avorship the
Sunday Evening Worship .... ........ 6 p m. Lord in the L.e.auty5 or holiness
Wednesday Evening Service ........ .. I p.m. Ps air 29 2


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AUCTION
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcomel
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
& Mortgage, Co.






1988 Ford Bronco II. AT, Ac,
V6,' 2WD, excellent condi-
tion. Must see, $2950 Call
960-4464. ltcl2/19
2003 Honda VTX 1300,
'musion blue, unAer 30 miles,
'paid $9,299 on 12/6/02.
:Beautiful bike, lots of power;
Will trade for truck, car or
smaller bike. 1 year Honda
'warranty, $8,900. Call 850-
2229-1795 (Tammy) or 850-
227-1156 Cindy). ltp112/19
1996 Nissan Pickup. 5
'speed, AC, excellent condi-
tion. $4650. Call 960-4464.
l. tcl2/19

Motorcycle 1981 Honda
CM400T. Great learning bike
w/s new tires/battery, 15K,
miles, excellent condition,
$975. Call 648-4494 leave
message. ltpl2/19

1987 Honda Prelude. 2 door,
AT, AC, clean, dependable.
Must see. $2250. Call 960-
4464. ltcl2/19.
1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc. : excellent, only 67,
000 miles. nearly new,
$3.200. Call 647-9317. ,ras

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Larado. 4X4. one owner,
garaged. 4 door. 70,000
miles. New condition. S6950.
Call 960-4464. Itcl2/19
1988 Olds Cutlass. 6 cvy,
AC, cruise; auto transrrms-
sion, 4 door. 81.500. Call
648-8932. 2tc12/12
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE.
4 door, one owner, 50,000
miles. Garaged. Leather. sun
roof. New condition. 87450.
Call 960-4464. Itcl2/19.
1987 GMC SWB 4x4, 83,000
'obo. Call 229-8959 leave
Smssage. 2tpf2/12
1999;,Ford Wmndstar LX van.,
Spotless clean Loaded. New\
condition. 86950. Call 960-
4464. I cl2/19
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
1999 Suzuki Esteem. 4 door,
5 speed, Ac, 32,000 one-
owner mile's. New condition.-
$3950.'Call 960-4464. .., ,.

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. .4tpl2/12





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








PLUS SMALL ENGINE
"/ ..i. 'REPAIRS
MOW 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!


1998 Buick Skylark. AT, AC,
V6, 4 door, one owner. New
condition. $3650. Call 960-
4464. ltcl2/19.

1995 Toyota Carnry LE. Need
some work, $2,500. Call 227-
3670. 3tpl2/5

1996 Chevy Monte Carlo. 2'
door, AT, AC, V6, excellent
condition. $4650. Call 960-
4464. Itcl2/19

1995 Volvo 960, fully loaded,
white, tan leather, sun roof,
117K miles, $8,500. Call
229-2459. 2tp 12/12
1992.Chevy Lumina. AT, AC,
4 door, excellent condition.
$2650. Call 960-4464. I12/9a

,,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.
2tp12/12

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






1993 Bayliner 2855 head,
galley, sleeps 6, not running,
new trailer, $8,000 OBO. Call,
647-6070. 2tp12/1,9

KAYAKS! New and Used! All
on close-out sale! Kayak
trailer & gear on sale tool
Sale through Dec. 21st Only
Call 229-9282. 2tcl2/12'

"2001 Yamaha XL700
Waverurmnner. Like nrew, low
hours. Trailer, life jackets
and accessories included,
$6,500 OBO. Call 227-4617
leave message. 4tp212/12

Used kayaks for sale. Happy
Ours Kayak and Canoe
replacing its fleet. Check our
deals, just in time for
Chnstmuas. 229-1991.' ~,i/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. 8650,000.
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 CaJll 227-6617.
tfcl2/5




2 bdrm..apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. .Ocean new.
unurrn shed. 648-4922. If/

MINI STORAGE
Ole 28 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
227-6343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

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

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
"Available Now"
1 BR Haoidisap Unit
Centralheat and air
On-site Management
_Carpetirig Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access .
S(352) 472-3952


Very nice 1 bedroom, 1 bath
apartment for widow or,
retired couple. Washer/dryer,
hookup, nicely landscaped
grounds, steps to beach,
$750 monthly including util-
ities. Call Sally at 648-4649.
3tp12/19

Nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home in Wewa. Prefer
working person, or couple.
Non smoker, deposit'
required. Call 763-2338.
ltpl2/19

New 2 bedroom apartment, 2
full baths, laundry. room,
cent. H/A, .stove, ref., dish-
washer, no pets, no smokers.
221 7th Street, call 229-
84211. 3tp12/19
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.
2tpl2/"12

Trailer for rent, 1752 Cobia
Ave., $3601 month with
garbage pick up. Call 227-
9363. 2tp12/12
2 bedroom, I bath on 1/2
.acre on Hwy. 71 in,-
Honeyville
2 bedroom. 1 bath Northside
of Port St. Joe. Call 899-
3312 for information.
tfcl2/12

2 bedroom. I bath bungalow.
155 Beach Street. St. Joe
Beach. Stove, 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,. recendy
remod.elet,- nust 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. S950
monthly. S350 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast VacaUon Rentals. Inc.
at 648-5449. tc 12/12
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-inr
microwave. 2 car covered
parking on ground '.floor.
$700 mo. rent, 8500 deposit.
NO PETS. 648-6739. ,.;. -,

Liberty Manor Apts.. 102
Liberty Manor Circle, PSJ.
Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped.
CH/A. laundry facilities.
energy efficient const., stove
& refrig.. fum., fully carpet-.
ed. 1 bedroom apartments' on
site Equal. Opp. Housing
Complex. Call 229-6353 for
more info. NOW TAKING
APPLICATIONS. 4tcl12/5

Beach Side Condo, Mexico
Beach, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath available Dec.-March,
8650 month. Call 706-333-
0159 or 706-663-2263. a3,/s

RV & MOBILE HOME LOTS:
$100 month, includes water
& sewer. Call 639-5721. .> ;
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., tfc12,,'5
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment on Hwy. 71 'South,
energy efficient. For more
information call 639-5102.
tfcl2/5

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfl'2/5
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
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.
S108 38th Street, Mexico
Beach. Call 227-1490. uci2/5


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
por. carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., Inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carp et-
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 PMA, .tca/5
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tli2/s

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 11/2 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; Gall
850-229-9766 'or 229-821 I
ask for Russ. tfc 12/5







For Sale, Kenimore washer,
$75; Kenmore dryer, $70.
Good condition; wheel chair,
excellent condition, $85. Call
647-2570. 2tpl2/ 19

I have twenty 19 Zenith TVs
in good working condition for
$50 each. Contact Leo
'Kennedyat-Kennmdy Electric;
233 Reld Ave., Port St. Joe or
call 229-8040. 2tp 2/19

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

Unfinished Furniture @0
REEVES
Furliture & Refinishing Shoppe
,234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982.,
all John Reeves at 3296374


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
Bartender needed, full or
part time. Apply in person -
Look Out Lounge, 647-83l 0.
S2tp12/19

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
ATTENTION! DRIVER'
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Werner has Immediate open-
ings for entry-level simi dri-
vers. No expenence neces-
sary. earn 35K-45K first year
plus benefits; 15 day CDL
trairunig is 'now available in'
your area. For a, solid new
career call today! 1-877-214-
3624. 4tcl12/5
*:Part Time Cashier needed
for 1/2 day on weekends.
Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
Trading Post. tfcl2/5
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.
U1tf2/5


Small Engine Repair
. Parts. Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
ticfc2/5

Free' "Non -Denominational"
Eight Lesson '. Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Chnstiar &' nothing else'
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study. PO'Box 929,
Wewahitchka. FL 32465 or
E-mail your reqtiest' to
Wewachurchb.outdrs.net
ucl2/5


Go-Cart 'for sale, 5 HP, 2
seater, $400, Call 899-3312.
tfcl2/19

For Sale, Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:Q0. 2tpi2/12







EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-.
9303 or 527-1463. tfcl2/5
DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tie or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. '2-5 bed-
/rooms. Call 522-9300 ior
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.
t- fcl2/5

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced. 10 year"
v.arranty. S32.500 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 hurncane
zone constructed double
wide, little o6r nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 o0r 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfc 12/5

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL' FINANCING.' Easy
Qualiynmg, Low down, Low
Low Paymefts. 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.
tfcl2/5

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
c 12/5


I HLP ANTD


Yard" Sale, 402 Maryland.
Mexico Beach, Fri., Dec. 20,
10:00-2:00. Small select
group of clothes. Including
assorted- winter coats .and
jackets, women's jeans.
blouses. Ram Cancels. NO
EARLY BIRDS. itpl2/19

Yard Sale, 22 9th Street.
Port St. Joe, Sat., Dec. 21,
7:00-1:00. Lots of great stuff.-
ltpl2/19







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 followv-
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 be accepted until
Friday, December 20, 2002
at 4:00 p.m., E.T. If any addi-
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 Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. 2tcl2/12
URGENTLY NEEDED -
Someone to do house work
a couple of hours a week.
Call 227-9496. ltcl2/19


Out of State

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1 ,000'team members
for'

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Aluminum Welders/ Fitters
Marine electricians/Carpenters
Outside Machinists

Wages range from
$8.00 to $18.00/hr.

Send resume or listing of credentials,.
past experience & salary information to
Blind Box D-RJ101, PO Box 1940,
Panama City, FL 32402
OR
Apply at the GCCC Gulf/Franklin Center


The Workforce -Center
625 Hwy 231, Mariner Plaza, Panama City
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm


850-872-4340
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The Workforce Center is an equal opportunity employer. Program and
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals
with disabilities. Allclient services free of charge.

D6r A service of
Gulf Coast Community College


Deer hounds for sale, also
puppies '4 months old. Call
827-1839. 2tp12/12'







Real Estate Wanted '- 3/2
home in .need of repair or
TLC. Will consider mobile
home, in Wewahitchka area.
Call 352-542-8366.2tpl2/19

CAPE SAN BLAS 109
Belize Drive, Gulf view 1st
tier NEW two story 4 bed-
room, 4.5 bath. beautifully
decorated and fully fur-
nished offering excellent'
rental opportunity with dedi-
cated beach access. Large 4
car under house parking,
irrigation system heated out-
side shower, large open
porches and balcony 'and
enclosed screen porch offer,
picturesque sunsets.
$469,000. MLS#94241.
Contact Peyton Yon, Realtor
S888-823-7407 Toll Free.
4tp12/19

INDIAN PASS South Palm
'Street NEW gulf view 4 bed-
room 3.5 baili under, con-
struction, excellent location
and timing to select the fin-
ishing touches offering excel-
lent rental opportunity with
beach access, Large 4 car
under house parking, irriga-
tion system heated o outside
shower, large open porches
and balcony offer pic-
turesque sunsets. $369,000
MLS# 94616 Contact Peyton
Yon,, Realtor 888-823-7407
Toll Free. 4tpl2/19
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

BEACON HILL'S BEST BUY!
2 S30,000 Lots. with S45.000
2 bedroom, house and like
new c iJ Uar large
shed. WbU^ wovn,
30 year mortgage. 8500 a
month, available. See at
9142 .Starfish now. 1-228-
467-1746 6tpll/28
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 hew appliances. hGulf
View, just steps to beach and
City Pier. $195,000. Possible
owner financing. Call 850-
229-7827 [or 770-479-0331.
tfcl2/5






Nita's Home Made Cakes -
Made to order. Will deliver in
Wewa area. 'Call 639-6407.
4tpl2/19

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 Trs.
local experience with rentals
& ,private cleaning.
Additionally will do compan-
ion care. 15 yrs. exp. with
mental health & vocational
rehab. References. 227-
7723. 4tcll/28
CLAYTON CLEANING. New
Construction, Residential,
Commercial. Licensed and
Insured Call Lisa at 6347-
6050 'tp Il/21.
Need 'your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
' dependable!! Can provide ref-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message.: tc 12 5

WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-Walls at
227-5197. ftfcl2/5


I MISELLAEOUSSERVCES


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

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

J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Pot Si. Joe;
SF. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229.6041
.. : ,

RadioShack
Authorized Sales Center


jV Port St. Joe Lodge No.
`" I 111 Reg. Stated
'G.t Communlcation lIt
3rd Thursday of each
mo., 8:00 .pm.. Masonic Hall
214 Reid Ave. Tommy Davis,
W.M. Bill Jordon, Sec.

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


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
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Phone L Mobile

850so '1 2- 850
229-8651 227-8024


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 99-0252
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
NORTH CAROLINA SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA
PLAINTIFF
VS. ..
THERESA T. RICHARDSON A/K/A
THERESA T. MCCARY; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF THERESA T.
'RICHARDSON A/K/A THERESA T.
MCCARY: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH.
LUDER ADN AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE. WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES. HEIR.
DEI1SEE.S GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS:; TENANT #1: TENANT #2;
TENANT #3; AND TENANT #4, THE
NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO
ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSES-.
SION
DEFENDANTS
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant.to a Summary Flna) Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 3, 2002
entered in Civil Case No. 99-0252 of
the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit In and for GULF County. Port
St. Joe, Florida., I will sell to the high-
'est and best bidder for cash IN THE
FRONT LOBBY at the GULF County
Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G.
Costln, Sf. Blvd., In' Port .St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m.)EST on the 3rd
day of January, 2003 the following
described property as set forth in said
Summary, Final Judgment, to-wit:
S..LOT SIX (6). IN BLOCK
w FORTy.-TWO (421 OF
, -'.; PORT ST. JOE BEACH.
'- UNIT NUMBER TWO (21.
". ACCORDING TO 'THE,
OFFICIAL PLAT THERE-
OF ON FILE IN THE,
OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT,'
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER'WITH A 1996
HORTON DOUBLEWIDE
J MOBILE HOME WITH
VIN'S H117358GL &
H117358GR
Dated this 3rd day of December.
2002.
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk ,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the
GULF County Courthouse at 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
Svia Florida Relay Service.
Publish December 19 and 26, 2002
-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 02-364-CA .
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC.
PLAINTIFF'
VS.
JACQUELINE SANDY WATSON IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIPS DEVISEES
-F,.DJTEEz .,51,i-'EE. LiErj,.F.S
,:RFEDiT,-,FO fRLiiTEE.5 ,AND ,..L
OTHER F.\RTTEi >:LAliiMiGc A!r
INTEREST BY, THROUGH. UNDER OR
AGAINST iJACQUELINE SANDY WAT-
SON: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JACQUELINE SANDY WATSON, IF
ANY, JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TLEi.-tJT .s I F,, ES'i.i riI
DEFEND-ViTISt
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE iS HEF.EB1 ,.i.-.fli pur
suant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 3. 2002
en te ,d 1'ir.,. u I ,- i. 1 ,I 2 36TH -",. ,i,,

ST. JOE. Florida. I will sello-the-hlgh-
est and best bidder for cash at the
FRONT LOBBY of the GULF County
Courthouse located at 1000 Cecil G.
.',)-lr. Sr. Blvd., In. PORT ST. JOE,
Filorda' at 11:00 a.m. EST or. ie 3rd
day,of January, 2003 2re ri..k.rin,
described property as s-t Inrth in r !
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 32 AND 33. BLOCK
68, RESUBDIVISION OF
ALL OF BLOCKS SIXTY
EIGHT. SIXTY-NINE. SEV-
ENTY.' SEVENTY-ONE,
SEVENTY-TWO, SEVEN-
TY-THREE, SEVENTY-
FOUR, SEVENTY-FIVE.
ACCORDING TO 'COFFI-
CIAL MAP NO 12 OF
J PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA.
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORD.


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ED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 37, IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 3rd day of December,
2002.
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/T.Knox
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION. at the
GULF County Courthouse at 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770.
via Florida Relay Service.
Publish December 19 and 26, 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 02-364-CA
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LINDA PETERS: JOHN DOE PETERS,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA
PETERS; IF LIVING. INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
E, [ *TISI IF F r.EARRiED AlND IF
DECEASED THE RE.SFE'Ti.'E
UNKNOWN HEIRS DEVIi'EES
'GRANTEES .%SSlIEES iRP.EE'i
TORS, LIENOPS ANJD TRIUS1TEE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY: THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; JOHN
DOE. UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE.
UNKNOWN TENANT,.
Defendant(s).
/
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure entered In the above-
styled- cause. In the Circuit Court of
Gulf County. Florida: I will sell the
property situated in Gulf County.
Florida, described as:
LOT 6. BLOCK 3, MEEKS
LAKE SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF. AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2. PAGE 11, '
OF ', THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 271 WATERVIEW
AVENUE, WEWAHITCHKA.
FLORIDA 32465.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, at .11:00 A.M. EST,. on
the 3rd day of January. 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
S BY/S/T.KNOX
Deputy Clerk
Publish December 19 and 26. 2002
NOTICE OF AUCTION
Ing vehicles on the 27th day of
December, 2002. at 9:00 a.m. eastern
Ssind,-d irm. Trhe .: ie ill i6. held at
C.', < R 394: ,.erRrr.el Port St.
..- FL 32jJ'.' V re-.m i'-,,? right to
r, i 1ar. z l -., r, Li o
VIN#
1990 Jeep
1J4FT58L2LL210643
1990 Jeep.
1J4FJ78LOLL267666
F'uli-n 'e.:emer 19, 2002

INVITATION TO BID
Proposals are requested from quail-
fled General Cofitractors by the State
.f1 Fl.:.].,3 'pcrl.tn .r.r .:.1" ieill-h for
,*:,,`stlru ;[,:,rn *:i r,. Fr-, a il.:,', to
Irn- m' u_ rl juJl" Cuir., -iHe Irn ,.l- nic
S i.li'i:e :.n- air.ir. app, :. ip Tif.a ely
1 "2 9 2 6 q ..Ja r e ler .: '
Project DOH 98237000 Project
Name & Location: Gulf County
Health Dept Phase 2 Addition Port
,.St Joe Florida .. ,
1.e`.p .i r, and r.,.1 -1,:,'Jd *,:,
Date & Time: January 23. 2003 at
I P.M. local time at the Gall County
Health Dept. Conference Room.
2175 Garrison Ave Port St. Joe. FL.
32456
Bids :must be submitted inh full
ca::. ne irr, th-,e requirements'of
ir.e Drasinrg.-- pa..-ic.a ions. Bidding
_',sn.:11tJ. ,ls C,.:.,r,1. 3 r tud C,:,r,11ju ni
which may be examire. anr..j ,,tiajri d
after Decediber 20, 2,,,)2 I',.iir h,
architect's office listed .below:
Bay Design Associates 25 West
Cedar Street Suite 620 Pensacola
FL.3250I
Ph: 18501 432-0706
For mo-Tre ,3. j[Al d, irI.:fI.- l fi:.rl
,ple-ase r'. e,le l 'ull ,.1 .--li .-,'nm enl
tr.i 1ill te Fcur.l.:h :. [ r.e in eFl i
r dml [i.i .\ kI njrI Frlid,j
S'-,.',be,- .
SPublish December 19., 2002

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227-1812.

aLJurs By Appointment


FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 02-287
CONSECO FINANCE 'SERVICING
CORP..
4625 River Green Parkway NW
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 oto Plaintiffs Final
Judgment Of Foreclosure and .Re-
Est. mllhrment l" ri.:.te e e.llred i r. he
abo.e. ,c plinei sci.:,n I hi ell -e lli-.
pr,,perr, ilultea Iir, Gullf Curu'.
Florlida, d1i.:ri:.En' is follows, to wit:
; Commencing at a concrete
St. Joe Paper Company-
monument marking the
Southwest Corner of
Northwest Quarter of
Northeast Quarter of
Section 31. Township 5
South, Range 11 West, Gulf
County, Florida; thence
N011729'v.' a ..r thi e ie .
line of al. ri or-h,':.i
Quarter i : I r.:.ihe I .'S '
'4 uarier. a distance of
53 5.4 feet for the Point ,of
E.-onor,.-ti,: hencr- 'e c.:.ntlnue.
S v.) t' 7'-9 v alt.rg id .
es.H It ne oI'.:, '3' feet '
thence S8934'27"E, .for
299.91 feet; thence
SO'19'46"E, for 130.27 feet;
thence N89'38'06"W, for '
299.99 feet to the Point of
Beginning. ,
.TOGETHEtR WITH A 2001,
-80 X 28 Powerhouse Mobile
Home. r Serial No...
CV0 AL0256463AB.
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 :re Ci..:uai Curtn
By:/s/T. Knc.:
Deputy Clerk
Publish December 12 and 19, 2002'
CASE NO. 02-320-CA
FiRSTAF B rNK NA SUCCESSOR IN
iri-EFPEST T'C rFpiFT.-l BaiK MiL-
wAi, KEFiN A, AS TRUSTEE FOR
NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN
T,.LUST 5EFE- J l sI''i-''J'-E
Flart 'l
vs. '
. VIVIAN LEE W. L.'F- e.i .e
S Eei'fnidarl
NOTICE OF SALE
PUR-UANT TO CHAPTER 45
S rj.,TiiCE li .HE EBi 'El puE .
F r ',-,T ,'r. d5-r'm r5or 'Tu5- fil
..u m, r nTer I'r-l ,*:,t:i:sure .iaa ,:1
November '26, 2002' and entered In
Case No. 02-?22 C- of the Circult
Court of "the F .:.uite.,rn Jui.:Iai
Ci.Icui ir. ari.1 .:r "julf C u- r,ij Fl.:.-il.3a
'. -r,,r Fi,'viai flank, N.A. successor
:r 'inrl.r t i.:. riitf Eanrt. r.ril--euk.-:,
.J ai Tru s.fe. l,: r -: e.'-lur H.:.ir.e
-quil' L.a.,n Tru'- eieri :" 1'99' tiCED is
Plaintiff-and VIVIAN LEE WALKER, are
Defendants., I will sell to the highest
Aind Le.-:i DIdiei t .:.r ,:zh at ih1- Fr.:.nt
E'.:.:r :.I r|,.e Gul :ur.. r, C.Ouri5 :,..ise
1000 Cecil G-. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port
Saint Joe, Florida 32456- at -'Gulf
our Fl.:.-rld.a a I ( : T m. EST on
irne 2 u.i das c.'' Oe.:ebe 2002., the
i -f:.ll 1-uir,1 0 e-cribt .d pr. peni, as set
forth In said Order or Final Judgment,
,:,. .,11 ,
L')T I- ELlt, : 1I"-. CITY
,:' PFC',RT T JOE.
SA,7,-,.REP'lrc TO PLAT
THERE:.-F RECORDED IN
'FL-T B,'_ ,-. P.-GCE 17.
Or THE Fti ELL: ,',i'Fi.fL,5
,- C-F l r. .i,".i ^ L.''i .t-
DA. '
IfyoUare aperson with' adlsabll-
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O.i ..l:e imp.r d ro call Fk.nda Rel,.
Ser.-,ce 150,1) 695 --70"
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S-ou.l. ti Birmrin.ham r. Cleri
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tiepu[. Cler-
FPublihh December 12 and 19,2002
IJI THE CiRCLiUrT .C,.iiRT OF THE


ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice Is Deceniber 12, 2002.
/s/ WILLIAM J. RISH
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
/s/ RALPH P. RISH
P.O. Box 639
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF HENRY I. RISH, JR.
Publish December 12 and 19. 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF


14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-292-CA
HOMEQ SERVICING CORPORATION,
AS SERVICE, IN THE .NAME OF,
"CITIBANK, N.A.", NOT IN ITS INDIVID-
UAL CAPACITY, BUT AS TRUSTEE OF
RAFC TRUST 2001-1, FOR THE BENE-
FIT OF THE RAFC ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES. SERIES 2001-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALLEN B. KELLY. et al.,
Defendants.
/
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated- the 26th day of
November. 2002, and entered in Case-
No. 02-292-CA, of the Circuit Court 6f
the 14th Judicial Circuit In and for
Gulf Countv. Florida. wherein HOMEQ
SER' 1,T'., *:CR,.R.Ti.'rAN AS 5ER-
VI'.' F Ira i THEc ri E -F 'ITIBB r.
N.A.' r'',T ill ITS lDItf I U.E,L C.Fs'
ITYB, B T -5 TR1i-STEE sF TRAF.
TRUST 2:,"' I F-F THE EBiENEFiT CF
THE RAFP- ASSET-BATi'.D E:TiRTi-.
CATE5 EPJIF.S -'.jIi I I he FLainiili
'and .-iILEr B I i LL\ ',LEriEA [i
KELLY:; CITIFINIANCIA. EQUITY SER-
VICES, ih,: [,-i --F DE.t JAJlE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY:
are Defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for, cash In the
Front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse. In Port St. Joe, Florida.
11:00 a.m. EST on the 27th day of
December. 2002, thi-e f11.:. .-
described pr:.'pern as st I'. r, Ir. .::
Final Judgment, to-wit:
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
VICEROY MOBILE HOME
VIN #VI706012CN2876.
A/K/A 726 2NDi STREET,
WEWA-HITCHKA, FL,,
32465
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons Who. because of their disabill-
ties, need special accommodation to
paruc:ip .e in this proceeding should
,:ci .: ttrin ADA C,:,.:.r.lir, i'r at l060
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Bhd Fort Sit .Pe
FL 3,324,. or Teleph.)ne 15,'"'1 'z29-6113
prior to such proceeding .
Dated this the 2nd day of
December, 2002.
S.Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
S ClrP. o'f tin1e ir.:uit ,our .
B,,:u 7 er I.o
Publish December 12 and I9 *,:, ,,
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-06
The Gull .*:-.u r, r Eoar.Jl 1 iC.:.un',
...Co i-.i .:,r ill re-I', .e 1. 1 I'ird iTI
ar., po?,e :.. :,mria.,r, ,r o:,i'p raLjor.
iricit i-ed In pro.iuinrg rne I'.li,.irig
goods/service:
H.,ar u'.: F.ecue T I..:,I Ssstem
'Bid pn,:'. t:r Include oaelt. sr,. and the
detlvery date m.usti te specified.
Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each oaa' go.::d
remain' undelivered.
Specifications 'may bd obtained from
the: Clerk's Office. Gulf County
C..-umr,..'u:i.d 10I.0 Cecil G.,Costin. Sr.
Bta IF....r, ': l Port 'St. Joe, FL
32456-(850) 229-6113.
Questlois should be 'directed to
Wewahltchka E.M.S. Director Hou-ior.
hTriilliel. a] li -,0l ,39r;,:- 2 I
Flea;e' irdiJ.:lte iO inc tr. l.:.pe YOUR
COMPANY NAME ira. irisl Is a
SEALED BID arn. include tine 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 Circuit
Coun 10,'.') Ce.:ll G C.sunr Sr Bi.d
FrTm 146 Fortn S Joe fL32456 arnd
the bid-; allt te upefled a t.r l I:.: aulor.
Of" l.l:.r I, ., a.-j "r r^Sy.j.t, mw
a m E S I k.
T"r- B,, rd re-:tr. e. the righl I F rlE:[
any and all bids. .
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
B, n: Jrr W Bur.en Cnairmair,
Atesti .*- DO ugia. Birm. in har. r
Clerh
Publish December 12 and 19, 2002
AVAILABLE FUNDING FOR EARLY
HEAD START..
The. ,, Head" ;;'Start : Bureau.
Adiriini ali,.. *,n Chillren and
Familie; ., E Depai Tii-'r i Healith
ard Human Se-r.ii e.i h la-E i'.. 'r,,sg a,.ll.
3ole "for public and pn.ale n.:,r-nproilt
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Publish December 19 and 26. 2002
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 02-71
IN ,PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of HENRY I. RISH,
JR., deceased.. i cm
NOTICE TO CREDITORS M ,'
TO ALI PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
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
.addr,..'- ^: the personal' representa-
*t' -n s- ri-'at 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
demands against decedent's estate'on
whom a copy of this notice 'Is served
within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must
file their claims with" this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS ,
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
.TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.


line of SR No. 386, and run
North for. 165 feet thence
run .East .60 feet; thence
run south 148.25 feet;
thence run Southwesterly
along said SR No. 386 for
61.38 feet to the Point of
Beginning; same being Lot
32. Block 6, Lester's
Subdivision to
Wewahltchka. Florida.
same being and lying in
section 36. Township 4'
South. Range 10 West and
lying North of SR No. 386, .
Overstreet Road. All oil,
gas, minerals and minerals
rights reserved to J.H.
Rowland and wife, Flora B.
Rowland.
ALSO: Commencing on the
North side of Intersection of
SR No. 386 and SR No. 71
arid run Westerly along
North side of SR No. 386 for
759.92 feet to the Point of


Beginning; thence run
North 133.67 feet to Street;
thence run West 60 feet;
thence run South 148.25
feet to SR 386 for 61.83 feet,
to the Point of Beginning,
same being Lot 33 Block 6,
Lester's Subdivision, and
said lot lying and being In
Section 36, Township 4
South. Range 10 West.
ALSO: Begin on the North
side of Highway 386 where
same Intersects the West
line of the SE 1/4 of SW
1/4 of Section 37, township
4 -South. Range 11 West.
and run North 165 feet;
thence run East 120 feet to


the Point of Beginning;
thence run South 133.67
feet to SR No. 386, thence
run: Northeasterly along
Highway for 61.38 feet;
thence run Nor,-h '120 feet;
t.henc:e run West 60 feet to
me F'oint of Beginning;
same being-Lot 34, Block 6,
Lester's Subdivision to the
City of Wewahitchka,
Florida; said land lying and
being I, in Section 36,
Township 4 South, Range
10 west. Gulf County.
Florida.
has been filed against you and
you are required to file your written
defenses-with the Clerk of this Court


and serve a copy of your written
defenses on DERRICK BENNF'T,
Plaintiffs attorney at 112 E. 'I1
Court, P') Bo, 2422 Panims
Florida 32412 2 %.thitn thirny 1i3
after; the f1rst publicaulor. .
Notice o," A uor, or herwise ..sult
will be entered against you lor the;
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of,
this Court on this 11th day of
December, 2002.,
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Court
By:/s/Tonya Knox .
Deputy Clerk
Date of First Publication: Dec. 19,
2002
Publish December 19 and 26, 2002


COUNTY. FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVI-
SION
File Number 02-79-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF SYLVIA ANN
CLEEK DUGGAN, Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate
of SYLVIA ANN CLEEK DUGGAN.
deceased, File Number 02-79, is perid-
ing 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
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE.
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
Is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the
qualiTicauor. uo,' othe pierni ora l.pe-err
[la e '.ernue or lunrldiction ulf inl
Court re required ho ille their OtJeci:-.
iiion run this'l ,iou,1 liTHira THEI
L-TER OF THREE 131 riIl-'H'ii-,i ."TF
H- E D..TE ,-F THE FIRST F'iuBL-CA.
Ti'0.:OF THiS N,-TIRE ',R THIilR 13i'j1
D.A15 AFTER THE DATE ,OF -5EF]'CE
OF .1 CO .P' ,-r THIS ra,,i,:. .'fa
THEM. '
All creditors -I thr. .Lc.:h.-er..i and
:.-lher persons h. ing claTim-- or
demands against ae,:ederi e'-at-; on
whom a copy of this notice Is served
within three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this notice
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.'
All .:.-ie cre.dilor: ,:f .the dece.
dent r,,a p r:.:.r,. I'a.nI ..i m:laim r
'demandji alrinit ir.- d-e:eaer.i t esiile
must file tieir .:lrm. 1-vi this C'orh n
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE'OF THE. FIRST. PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS -'AND
'OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
IT e dte,.of first publication of
rUSI rJotl.:. i;s December. 19 2002.
Atroirne f., ir Personal Representative:
,hiles A Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe. FL :47 4
Telephone: (5.t.i 2. -- i 159
Florida Bar No. 699070 '
Personal Representative:
Mary K. Kimberling .
90w or, Flace
'-hatiiar.c.g TN 37405'
Fut.lih- De.:embrbIer anrd `6 2-.,00
STATE OrF FL:,FJ;D,-i
DE PARTMErT OF EiriFF,',MrjfErT U1
FR:lTE. TlIOrq
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perm l ndtl .-Ui-tna ,Chemical l,:, 3e, a1
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The p.i it ii,- -.r rer .: ..n .i. -
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toragetar. Ther.nWla'r..ill iepia':-
n old stora-e irank ari .-ill i inot re-ult
in a.,' signiiti-ar ir,:rea'e fair emls-
.ion at ir' citi ... ,
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trau.e pr-.zee.din Iiine n li i. s l.:r-.
da.:: \..ul. SI cli)n 120 f. Flori-t' a
SStatute; The pr:uLJnIrll mut c*:.rnLtain ithe
inrlrmrii|:.-n _= I Iorth` L l.:. ar3: mu.-i
bte il.le irr e.:- I t.o. l in r.e '', il,".:. c.li
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PF'etlu ner shall mill a i :op, I:. ihe peil-
uonr, to the applicant at the addrei
In.itc1E Led a L.t. e 1[ ,ll-? im.m ) o Iillir
Failur ..i lil a p..r'tl ion s hin Lthi- IImT'
p -hi, ; 1a ,5 ri_=il a m n i'- a i l., r.', "'
a ris-nt .u:h p_.-[ : ma il. a'.-I t.r requ t ,
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nisi ur, d -r r :.i.n 1! 0 57. Florila3
SS.LaLuLtes.

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ad.r '---- a,,,i i1tl-pr..:-'e r, u b.. .1l ea*'r.
p'.:Uthorer. [1:e appi:.ari ,rt uT;r : sa-.J
address, the Department Permit File
Number ar,j r.e c':ournt Irn ani.:h ihe
p r.Jr J .:t IE p ro p ,:-o e t l -k .t li 't nem t ,:1'
r o. and i..hf.r -a.:h peHii n r:ri re.:tioed
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prc:.p.:.ed acu:li, l:1' A tateimerit u, i
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are aeiecteal b) he Depan.rrenti' aCtlon
r p r'p.:...1 a,:l-'-ir Idl .% l lrli lc.r H Il
it.e male;.-Al fa.:lH dilpu,,t'1d b% p-ilt r,n
Ir I r.! Cl .l -_[ia .tl. erit o1' O aH c vri t :r
p u[1trer ,rne-i u A Larrahli .'' r: s or
mi : III.:alio oI l the DeparlTis t s
: action, or proposed action; (f) A state-
. meant of which rule- or atla'.te- peut
iuoner .:ontindd require reo.'er'a r
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til:.- r r pr:.p.:.-p : d a i.I.n and Iti ,5
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Lh:un :r i:t ung p ::lselt i.e a.:u':.n peLl
uolnr anil--" me Deparnti.rl [.o ilae
dni- reject I- te Departmern t aLcr.ur,
nr prpo:el a: uir,
it a p riul.:n ii I'ild. Lhe admini-
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thi Depn .ne.itrl IalJ a.:lr in ma,' e
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Itr', requireii, -, pe n'tiel at..:. e and
be f'led i re.:'l uI r t.hi.: ir, 4 H a', *i:.i'
p u b llcal :r, ,1" l' riz no L e in ItF *Jl'l':e
,of General Counsel at' the. above
'die: or rh. tepartiner.n i Failure to

person hasto request a hearing under
Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, and
to participate as a party to this pro-
Cceding u, .equer, Im:r, eil,:,r
R.ill :. IT\ he l iie appr.:.. Al ot iI pie
idinlr .lli'icer up:-r.i min h i: 'lHdI powuf
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DistrIct, 160 Governmental Center.
Pensacola, Florida. 26
dPublish December 19, 2002
.. CIRCUIT COURT. 14TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
.'*' 'FLORIDA '
n' Case No. 02-328 .
MID-STATE TRUST VII. A DELAWARE .
oft'-1rirJ 4 TR iST S

JAMES M. FINCH AND HAZEL D.
FINCH. HUSBAND AND WIFE,
Defendants.
Notice of Action
TO: James M. Finch and Hazel D.
Finch
P.O. BOX 390
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a
Complaint and Notice of Lis Pendens to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
described, real. property in Gulf.
Florida. which mortgage was executed
by James M. Finch'and Hazel D. Finch,
recorded In Official Records Book 228.
,Page 40. of the Public Records of Gulf
County. Florida, to-wit:
Begin where the West line
of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of
Section 36. Township 4
South. Range 10 West.
Intersects the North R/W


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Work # 227-5112


Willard's
Appliance Repair
s/Emergency Service Available
"Warranly Work For All Molaor Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485


SGARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON
ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-474 FLi ENSE EP',OEi,')",2 '.A 1154218
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
R. A0043378 I ER0007623
Licensed Insured

Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Phone: 229-2665
Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
State Lic. #RAb066486 'Mobile: 227-5568


SERVICE & INSTALLATION


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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
* SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS "UV LIGHTS
* SERVICE AGREEMENTS ZONE CONTROL
* MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES ICE MACHINES
New & Existing Homes
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator
FL Lic. # RA0067062


FENCES*FENCES*FENCES
*All ypes -Dependable Sorvicet
Pro
*Top Ousllty Products
RAYMOND WILKERSON
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New Construcuon or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107




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* Framing *Concrete Trim.
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ASP BUILDERS
Insured Residential Contractors *
RR282811090 -
Alan6Sog Pail GUinr
850.647.3497 850.22'.1490
Mobile 227-4955 Mobile 227.8102
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Th,: a,'eo : ro .i,!p,', nJ d ,i' t:r:
827-2550 ask for Dusty
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12,000 Readers
With This Ad For
As Little As
$3.75
REMODELINGr&
9MAINTENANdC
FIX UP FOR SALE
)REPAIRS )
PROJECTS UNLIMITED


QUAV L ORKi
CHRISTIAN VALUES


Get Ready for" Wrinterl
D&C Home Repair
"All Types of Repair"
Drywall Painting Carpentry
Winter Rnt7's! No Job Too Small! ..
647-8052 or 899-3203

PHIL'S HOME
r IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #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 R,0


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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*ROOFING & FENCE WORK


K and N Concrete
Specializing In Driveways
Slabs Block & Brick

850-653-1789

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




; jpatriat ]fflMng
18 Years Industrial Experience
Certified 6G, X-Ray
24 Hour Lic#566 No Job
Emergency John 229-5445 To Small
Service





ree. rvice,LLC
INSURED
44 ft. lift Tree & Limb removal
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


H&H Hunter
Trucking Tree Service
Wewahitchka, FL
FREE ESTIMATES INSURED
850-639-3325 227-8289 (cee)


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(Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe* 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
'7 7 4,t ...
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! .



CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY
STEAM CLEANING AND RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction Flood Restoration Specialist
Fire, Smoke Restoration IICRC Certified Technicians
Residential/Commercial Cleaning Mold and Mildew
Remediation Sewage Backflow Free Estimates
Disinfectant "Deodorizer Stain protection Available


LICENSED NSU RED


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Free Computerized
) Water AnaI'si '
* Chemicals Parts
Cleaners
Liquid Chlorine
e 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)





Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *

850-647-8963 850-227-6131




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 227-5952cel


Steve Brant's

ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
229n6326



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


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

CLEANINGo
SERVICE
Commercial/Residential
Janitorial Service
Carpet Cleaning
Pressure Steam Cleaning
LicensedInsuredtt
Phone: 850-639-3727
Cell: 850-819-8469


Free EsumnueS
TLC Lawn


Landscape
& CurBing \
Coacreit Landscape Bowders
85o-229-5282
You Could Reach
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Established 1991
Service


"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
Mow~ing Sprinkler Systems ,
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


Well L,"ru g


tST. JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY
706 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
227-2112
: Beside Sr Joe Rent-All'




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






MINI-EXCAVATOR.........FOOTERS *TRACTOR & BUSHM HO
SNORKEL LIFT.....TREE TRIMMING
DUMP TRUCK........DIRT HAUUNG
*BULLDOZER........LAND CLEARING o, Jyru
*EXCAVATOR .........POND DIGGING



S doastal dVesig & faRdscape, S e. k
1 ., Your total landscape solution! 1k
,k ?850-22q-s8880s
Landscape design & implementation, wells & irriga- ;t
tion system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!



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


/ Make your



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

S850-647-8028 /


SRodney Hall
Roofing, Inc.


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Service I
(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


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL o THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2002



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BUS. PHONE827-84291


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