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Stories, photos and headlines that made the news last year
by Tim Croft
As the county turns a page,
the year in news was dominated by
change both fortifying and heart-'
The passing of an era was
blasted home in the press of a but-
A new veteran's nursing home will be named in honor S/Sgt.
Clifford C. Sims, a Gulf County native and Medal of Honor recipient.
.. ton. while the arrival of a new
epoch could be discerned from the
Supwardly driving spike of econom-
W-' 'ic trends.
The county embraced the trap-
pings of the future booming
property values and development
knocking, at its doorstep while
S.. _hedding_ skin .that once .seemed.
sp warring yet is now relegated to
the cold storage of history.
It was, in all, a year to remem-
,Gulf County Chief
Administrator Don Butler. looks
over new flood maps for CBRA
lands at Cape San Blas and
Indian Pass. The maps, and the
CBRA designation, played havoc
with homeowners this year.
And here. in order of impor-
tance, or newsworthiness, is our
list of the top stories of the year
Your list may not be the same
and that is the beauty, after all.
about opinions everybody has
That said. here's our stab at
wrapping up 2002 while prepanng
to cut the ribbon- on 2003.
BLASTING INTO THE
The paper mill, the pulse of a
town since the Great Depression.
Swas' finally brought .to -its knees
after spending the past few years
as an open wound on a scarred
Demolition crews from a
Texas-based company. CCC Group
Inc., began w6rk at the mill in the
spring and by the end of the year.
the site had been stripped of most
of its major structures.
From moving an 860-ton pre-
cipitator by an intncate dolly-and-
wood-track system that had to be
seen to be appreciated to the
implosion of several structures
that had hundreds of folks tailgat-
ing oh U.S. 98 one Sunday morn-
ing, the mill demolition has often
served as the greatest show in
Workers 'are on schedule.
maybe even a bit ahead of sched-
ule, to finish by the completion
date bf the coming October.
There will be another series of
implosions in early January that
will topple the main remaining
structures particularly boiler
structure No. 7 and the bleach
And in another signal that an
era is passing, Smurfit-Stone. the
last owner of the mill while it was
still a paper rnill. chose not to fight
a judge's decision concerning
property taxes owed the county.
The, $2 million legal decision
seemed a somewhat hollow victory.
though, against the backdrop of
the legions of men and women who
lost their livelihoods when the mill
-closed for good in 1998 .-... ..
More than anything, though.
the explosions, in and out of court.
seemed to signal to residents that
the time to move on -had, indeed
WE'RE NO. 1
No, it wasn't a sports team's
chant or an election-night victory.
speed, but the impact was just as
sweet and potenually longer-last-
While the mill's days were
waning, the county's efforts to
focus on eco-tourism as one facet
of emerging economic development
trends. received a huge boost from
a man sporting the moniker of Dr.
Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a.
professor at Florida International
University who has made some-
thing of a crusade out of rating the
The beach at St. Joseph State Park was posing for the announcement made by Dr. Beach
#1 Photo of 2002
In November demolition crews set off explosives to topple boiler structures 5, 6 and 9 of the defunct
Florida Coast Paper Co. while hundreds watched from U.S. 98.
world's beaches, tabbed St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park as the top
beach in America.,
Leatherman used a complex
formula of more than 50 criteria to
determine that St. Joe State Park
was No. I for 2002.
To make the formal announce-
ment, Leatherman traveled to St.
Joe State Park with national televi-
sion. cameras iin tow.
Leatherman talked live to the
'Today show's Ann Curry and
'extolled the virtues of the park's
sugary sands, crystalline' waters
iahd pristine surroundings, fairly
gushing over the beach as if woo-
ing a dazzling girl.
The result was a coup for local
,tourist officials, putting little Gulf
.County on the large radar screen
for vacationers from around the
country and the world and provid-
ing tourism officials with a ready
campaign slogan "We're No. 1."
COUNTY BACKS U.S. 98
In a vote that to an extent
reflected the contentiousness of
the issue, the County Commission
voted 3-2 to approve the realign-
ment of U.S. 98 along a 3-plus
mile span from Highland View to
St. Joe Beach. ,
T' The realignment was proposed
to accommodate the development
plans of The St Joe Co., specifical-
ly its WindMark project,
The vote supporting the
realignment came shortly after a
public meeting drew some 400
local .residents to discuss arid
debate the issue.
Speakers at the meeting were
overwhelmingly in favor of the
realignment as a critical .gear in
the engine of future economic
That meeting, in part, spurred
the Commission's resolution to
approve the realignment. Earlier in
the year, the Commission had
approved a resolution that would
have put-the realignment question
before voters as part of a special
referendum on. the fall ballot.
Not all of St. Joe's critics: were
silenced:-in fact, the Commrrssion
resolution itself engendered some
But the company has pledged
low-density construction at
WindMark II, better beach access
along the stretch in question and
an effort to turn the existing U.S.
98 into a byway for foot and bicy-
..St. Joe also committed topro-
viding nght-of-way land for anoth-
er segment of proposed U.S. 98
realignment, the Gulf to Bay,
Highway, or a "Back Beach Road,",
around St. Joe Beach and Mexico
The "Back Beach Road" vision
came into a little sharper focus at
year's end with a public meeting to
provide information on the project
development and environmental
assessment completed to date.
The Gulf to Bay Highway pro-
ject, which received generally
favorable reviews during the meet-
ing, will not move from the draw-
See 2002 Review on page 3
War Hits Home
A community mourned after one of its sons, Lt. Commander Christopher Blaschum, was killed dur-
ing a training flight as Blaschum and his unit were en route to take up the war against terrorism.
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E TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2003
". WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
How Long Will It Take "&h
'To Double Again?
Gulf County's Property Appraiser, Kesley Colbert, gave an
interesting program to the Kiwanians recently in which he
explained that taxable property values in Gulf County have dou-
bled over the past eight years (passing $1 billion this year).
Two items were most interesting to me about this phenomenal
growth. First, the vast majority of that growth occurred over the
past four years, approximately $419 million. Secondly, we grew at
a time when all looked like gloom and,doom after the closure of the
paper mill and the loss of just under $200 million in' taxable val-
ues as the mill site's values have decreased.
Bear with me just a minute here.... if the mill site's values have
fallen off $200 million over the past four years, and taxable prop-
erty values have increased around $419 million during that same
time span, then new taxable values actually had to increase over
$600. million during this four-year time span to also make up for
the $200 million in lost mill values.
WHOOIE!!! These are incredible numbers when you, stop and
think about the magnitude of growth over the past few years. Don't
be surprised if these numbers continue to grow at this alarming
pace..,. Who knows? We could double again and top $2 -billion in
another eight years.
WWJD-What Would Jesus Drive?
Star Advertising Director Ron Isbell and' I were talking,about
the recent publicity about Jesus' mode of transportation after last'
week's paper was put to bed. Ron followed up the conversation
with the following entitled-
Some of us in America; it seems," have been praying for an
answer to this acronymic, question, not about Jesus' actions, but
about his mode of transportation.
What would Jesus DRIVE?
Although not yet an agenda item at the Southern Baptist Con-
vention for 2003 or a matter for papal dispensation, it apparently
has become a topic of conversation within some religious gather-
ings lately. ,
As gasoline prices- rise arid questions, arise about continued
availability of fossil fuels that are imported from such far-away
places as the Middle East and Venezuela, gas-guzzling SUVs and
four-wheel-drive pickup trucks are being bathed in verbal hell-fire
Sand brimstone from the pulpit.
Jesus wouldn't contribute to depletion of natural resources,
some religious leaders say, -by driving such behemoths. .It isn't
God-like, they say, to fill up 50 gallon gas tarnks with $2-a-gallon
gasoline, so we can ride taller on the highway.
Jesus' they'say, would rather ride in a Rambler than tour ini a,
Thered may. be some, biblically historic point of reference. :
\.lie Jesus walked most everywhere he went. he chose to ride
a small donkey on the only occasion I recall him using a mode of
land transportation other than sandals.
Consider the alternatives of the day. Arabian,horses were prob-
ably, available-the Mazerattis and Ferraris and Corvettes of the
.time. There certainly were rcamels One hump, the equivalent (for
our purposes here) of the full-size family sedan, and two-hump,
* those "sinful" SUVs and huge pickups.
Jesus could have ministered to more people by cutting down on
travel time between.,revival sites by flying across the sand on one
of those'flashy Arabian horses. But he chose to quietly come and
go on foot. :. .
He could have travelled by camel. One hump or two. The two-
humper would have carried him swiftly and surely across sand
dunes without fear of being stranded. But he chose the lowly don-
key. I don't, however, recall any comparison charts in the Bible
about daily grain and hay consumption between donkey. and
Focus>for a moment, if you will, on -the donkey."Was it shpd?
Did it have a saddle? If we're going to ,put this whole transporta-
tidion hing in a Biblical context, let's do;it right. We'll probably
deduce that'-Jesus wouldn't even drive a Honda, or Toyota-too
many extras like power steering and air conditioning. .
If we want to get to heaven, we may have to- bring back the
I've been pondering on this
post-Christmas let-down syn-
drome thing for several years now.
How come every day can't be,
like Christmas? .
'Course, the answer here, is
H,4. e Da w W4 h KeC4 by KesleyColbert
Beating The Bah, Humbugs
simple. Most Y's you have to
work. You are not programmed
year round by feel good moves like
It s A Wonderful Life and Miracle
On 34th Street. You don't go to bed
on "regular nights with visions of
sugar plums dancing in your head.
.Your '"--onte- cousins from the city
don't show up everyday bearing
gifts. And you are certainly not
awakened bright and .early on an:.
average day to boxes and boxes of
But the feeling is special and
certainly worth prolonging!
Maybe we catch the enthusi-
asm anrd spirit of the youth at this
particular time of the year. I have
advocated for eons that the world
would be a much better place if
wed let the ten year-olds have a
little more say so in how we govern
-It's hard not to get excited
. when you see those little eyes light
up at the mere thought of a Barbie
Jeep or a Play Station II or ten
speed mountain bike....,
Capt. Carl passes away.
- -- "- --- Rep. Allan Bense now respre-
Efforts underway to have mill whistle bellow again. senting Gulf County. -,
Things Are Going To Be
DID YOU HAVE A Merry
With many of the family
members gathered in our family
room, we watched the little kids,
play arid heard their wishes of,
toys from Santa Claus.
We gathered up two large
garbage sacks full of spentt
Christmas wrapping afterward. '
Since this is written the day
- after Christmas, I don't feel too.
bad telling you one sack -is still.
sitting in our family room, wait-
ing on the garbage man, to run.
We had all kinds of good
things to oeat, and I couldn't eat"
about half of it. Made me mad,
too! I never knew there were.so
mariy of the good .things to eat,
which were too loaded with salt
arid potassium for me' to eat
But, you better believe, I
made out! I managed to eat too
THIS WAS THE YEAR of the
1 received '12 book s for
Christmas. That's enough read-'
ing material to last me untilnext.
Christmas. Out- of all those.
books, I only got two of the same
kind; I got two books by Tom
Brokaw on the same subject! The
remainder were all different and
looked interesting. .
I got me a start, in reading
- those 12 books, a&i' have. read-
one almost, a third of the way
through.. 'I '
The book I have started is
one by John Grisham, and spins
the story of a couple who
- skipped Christmas. It's startling
how many people one affects by
Nobody around here skipped
Christmas, that's for sure. Rid,-
ing around on two days prior to
Christmas revealed the tons of
. lighted decorations up around
They. were plentiful!
Opne guy even had his fishing
boat decorated and lit up for the
," Ohe home had so many cars
full of relatives parked out front
- of'their- house,' it looked like a
used car lot! '
NOW THAT CHRISTMAS' is
over, it's time for -the New Year
bowl games to be aired!,
If Florida State keeps having
trouble, arid having to put play-'
ers off the team, they're riot,
going ,to be able to field a team'
this bowl season. As it is. they
are faced with having to play one
.of the better teams in the nation
with substitutes in the skill posi-
tions-. ,.: : .
I' haven't: followed football
very close this season,- but you
better believe I'll .be glued; in
front 'of the TV today and tomor-
'We won't have Steve Spurrier
to villify or sing the praises of
this year. Steve stepped from
winning every game -to a losing
sittiation, .with the Washington
e Of course, Miami is iln a bowl
game; along with'the University
of Georgia. That gives me enough
"home teams" 'to watch in one
I'm going to pop ip a sack of
no-salt popcorn; and watch until
my eyeballs hurt!
The New Year football fix will
have to last until April. when it--
is once again -time for baseball.
I'm going to have to get re-
aligned to my baseball watching.
Since the Atlanta Braves traded,
Kevin Millwood and allowed Tom ;
Glavine to get away from them. it
isn't going to be the same game
for: a while. I could, always
depend on these two stopping: a
losing streak when it occurred.
THINGS ARE GOING to be
different, with the start of this
new year. I just hope the "differ-
ence" isn't going to be worse,
instead of better!
With talk of war and. terror-
ism in the news every day, the'
new year. is, going to be interest-
ing, to say the least. .
:.We look for alot'of changes."
These changes' should be -fdr
the better in Gulf County arid
Port St. Joe. Building. is still
going at a break-neck pace. Real
estate seems to be the hot item
for business around here, with'
more and more subdivisions
' 2 ,. : ,- ... .
being laid out ,ind sold .
I remember, not 15 years
ago, we, had :one real estate
agency in the, area, with' twvo
more dabblers. who -sold real
estate as a sideline to their re-
lar business. Now you will find'a
full-blown agency on alniost
every corner. And, all are doing a
SIs this the future for Port St.
Joe, and surrounding area?
But then, Port St. Joe used
to be' the, home of five different
.automobile .agencies, too. Now
there: are none.
Times change! '
I SEE: WHERE. a group iis
talkingg about starting another
bank here: If they follow through
with their "talk", we'll even' be a
community of banks. That'll
make us the proud possess t of
six financial institutions, which
is'a goodly number for this small
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t St, Joseph Bay
'. Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Jan. 2 8:00 a.m. L -1.0 9:57 p.m. H 1.7
SJan. 3 8:52 a.m. L -0.9 10:46 p.m. H 1.6
S Jan. 4 9:42 a.m. L -0.8 11:32 p.m. H 1.5*
SJan. 5 10:28a.m. L -0.7
Jan. 6 12:13 a.m. H 1.3 11:04 a.m. L -0.5
Jan. 7 12:49 a.m. H 1.1 11:26 a.m. L -0.3
Jan. 8 1:16 a.m. H 0.8 11:22 a.m. L -0.1
Re'r Zace od rlie
: 1 ~ -
Maybe we could make Chnst-
mas last if we rodl in the Barbie
Jeep with them. jr sat down in
front of the play station and dis-
covered through them why it is
called a joy stick. Or take them to
the mountains and raceem to the
big tree down by the campfire .on
your old one-speed Schwinn .with
the rusty chrome fenders and the
plastic streamers flowing from.the
Maybe Chnstmas doesn't last
because we don't work as hard at
"keeping it" as we did in making,
sure it "got here" like we wanted it
We're picking up the wrapping
paper anid ,cleaning up before: we
get the late breakfast going!
Instead of enjoying the moment
'we're aggravated because the bat-
teries,.were not: included. We paid
$49.95 for the plastic tricycle.
spent six hours following 'simple
steps" A, B, and C to assemble the
darn thing... and then moan arid
groan if Susie mars the floor,
knocks off an ornament or, heaven
forbid, runs into your new golf bagl
We eat the waffle and eggs and
discuss taking the tree down. Hey,
its only 10:00 am. for goodness
Maybe we are saddened by the
relatives leaving. They have filled
the house with laughter and meml
ories. They .came bearing gifts'!
'They ate your food. They monopo-
lized y'our T. V. They trashed two
bedrooms. Their baby spit up on
your new- sofa You know, there
could be some post Christmas
blessings if you d just be honest!
My- Dad had-the Christmas
sprint about visitors year around.
He .was smiling when they drove
up arid he was smiling as he waved
Perhaps the let-down has to do
with the misery brought on by a
bloated stomach. I ate so much
turkey and dressing I was gobbling
by late Christmas afternoon. I felt
like Fat Albert alter he swallowed
the air hose. I was glued to the
couch, listening, to my stomach
and making some serious New
Year's resolutions! 1 "
Hey;-.,i s all right to eat turkey
and dressing in June! How about
fruitcake and sweet potato pie in
March? Maybe if we spread it out a -
little over the year-with .proper
moderation-we .could ease- the
post Chnstmas blahs and keep
from blowing ourselves up at t!he
And I can tell you we donft'
help the situation by our sugar
intake. I personally ate: enough.
chocolate in the past three weeks
to have a street in Hershey, Penn-
sylvania, named after.me. I didn't
pass up a cream puff, a peanut
butter cookie, a Christmas M&M, a
candy cane, a bear paw....
No wonder we are so hyper for
Christmas! And no wonder we
I must have had at least 52
packages of sugar laden snow-
men. pecan pies. 1Ichocolate cov-
'ered chemes. potind cakes arnd
(See KESEY ON PAGE 3)
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003 PAGE 3A
A leatherback turtle, weighing
at least 800 pounds, was found
over the weekend along the beach
at the Dixie Belle access and was
Transported to Gulf World in Bay
The turtle, measuring 148. cm
Long and 97 cm wide and weighing
between 800 and 1,000 pounds.
was.- to be' transported to Mote
Marine Laboratory in Clearwater
Son Monday morning. ';.
Mote has a canvas-lined tank
'permitting safe rehabilitation of i
the'l turtle, which' had suffered
multiple, deep cuts from a pro-
Speller,' some of which were likely
The-turtle was 'discovered on
Saturday afternoon by workers
cleaning parking lots. in Gulf
I '" C ount-'.. I' < ', ,'* .. ,
The leatherback, nicknamed
Tiny Tim, was found among the
sea, ats and grasses on the beach.
% Volunteers and rescue person- a
nel from the Gulf County Shernils
Office and the Port St. Joe and
Highland View fire departments
Used a backhoe from CR Srmith &
Son to gently lift the turtle into a
truck bed for transport to Gulf
While it is not unusual for a
leatherback to be found in cold
i ocean waters. Barbara Eells said.
the presence of the turtle In
f December indicates that It was ill.
The exact reason for its beaching
T was unclear.
.i .,-. The HGTV "Dream House" combines rustic surroundings and modern amenities to create a $1 mil-
lion-plus dwelling. The house will be given away in March.
"Dream Home" To Air Wednesday.
""by Tim Croft
The Home and Garden cable
television network will gi'e viewers
a tour of its latest Dream Home on
Wednesday evening as part of New
S.' Year's Day festivities.
The Dream Home will be
unveiled during an hourlong
broadcast scheduled to begin 6
The broadcast will officially
drop the nbbon on the contest to
award the house, valued at
8900,000, plus the home's plush
furnishings, a new truck and a.
Contestants ca-n enter the
sweepstakes beginning at 8, a.m.
on Wednesday morning at
www.hgtv.com or by postcard.
Entries are limited to one per
day on the Web site: contestants
can submit as many postcards as
The deadline to enter the con-
test is Feb. 17. The house. which
includes a greenhouse, summer
kitchen overlooking East Bay. an
2002 Review- from page 1
ing board to the turning of dirt for
.. When economic development
experts tick off the keys to sus-
tained quality growth, they .will not
have used the fingers on one hand
before reaching access to quality
In that regard, tfhe county's
c tihart looked'"more -posrntie at
year's end. "
S i The medicine started pumping
in January when Blue Cross/Blue
- Shield of Florida reached an agree
ment with Gulf 'Pines Hospital that
ensured hospital access for BCBS
During the year, Gulf Pines
also launched an ambitious reno-
S atauon and expansion of its facility
It also received a "healthy" rat-
ing from the Florida Agency of
Health Care Administration
~. AHCA) dunng its annual re-certi-
fication review, which uncovered
'zero deficiencies" in two primary
areas in which hospitals are
Fall weather ushered in an
announcement from Bay Medical
Center in Panama City. that it
would partner with a local health
care provider to bnng a range of
services to Gulf County in two
Thefirst phase will see a-team
,q,..6rthopedic surgeonr., amve at'
:the Jntegras Facility, in Beacon
Hill. with the second, and far more
costly and aspiring. phase includ-
ing the construction of a 20,000
square foot facility in Port St. Joe
offering a range of urgent care ser-
A California-based company.
DaVita. has pledged to establish a
dialysis clinic at the new Port St.'
Joe facility'. '
And. the best dosage. at least
for the short-term, arrived at the
end of the year in the form of a
8650.000 two-year federal grant to
the county Health Department
office, boat house and dock and
spacious main house, will ,be
awarded sometime in March.
Last year. some 11 million
entries were submitted in. the'
Dream Home sweepstakes.
The winner will have to pay
transfer fees, insurance and all
applicable taxes on the prizes.
The house was built in cooper-
anion with The St. Joe Co., which
intends to construct a
SummerCamps development sur-
rounding the Dream Home site.
that will assist in the expansion of
primary care service offered by
county health officials., including
WINDMARK TAKES SAIL
AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT
WindMark. the flagship of
development for St. Joe's Arvida,
officially opened this year.
The first phase of the develop-
ment. comprising some 110 lots, is
nearly sold out and the model
home and beach club are slated to
be completed sometime in the
ipring.- .. ,
',Ai open house i., the. fall.
showed off the understated ele-
gance of the sales office, which
Arvida officials hope will become a
standard for the entire develop-
The Development of Regional
Impact process will begin on Phase
II, which will be roughly 14 times
larger than the initial phase, some-
.time early in 2003.
WindMark. however, is only
Continued from Page 2A
part of the tale. however.
At year's end. some 600 subdi-
.vision units are in various stages
of development, from plat approval
to construction, nearly one-third
the total of units a completed
WindMark will include.
And, a 6.61-acre marina out-
parcel was sold to local interests in
the last month of the year, with
The St. Joe Co., deciding not to
exercise its option on, the land. '
COUNTY PROPERTY VALUE
BECOMES BILLION DOLLAR
Roughly S30 million in new
construction and the rise in values
of gulf- and water-front property
on Cape San Bias and Indian Pass
helped propel the value of taxable
-,prtpertyvn the county past (i.
"' The year's figure 'for taxable
property values of S 1.097 billion
was up S153 million, or 16 per-
cent, from last year and was a
soothing tonic for a county that
has known plenty of economic dis-
tress for several years.
As Property Appraiser Kesley
Colbert noted near year's end, the
rise in value of taxable property min
the county has been dramatic the
past eight years.
Since 1994. the value of tax-
able property in the county has
See 2002 on page 4
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brownies delivered to the office
and house. If we could spread it
out a little and do some 'goody giv-
ing' organizing we could have a
sweet basket a week for a whole
year! You want to do everyone a
favor and make Chnstmas last-
: start sending around your cookie -
cut-out. sugar sprinkled Santa
Clauses in March and August. III
return the favor in May and Octo-
We handle this just right and
we could be enjoying yuletide deli-
cacies day in and day out!
I had the privilege of attending
several Christmas parties this
year. I enjoyed every one of them.
But listen. I can come. over in
April. And I'm pretty sure I am free
ift September. You don't need a
reason or a season to 'have me
over" for dinner! You don't have to
write a special invitation or RSVP
:me! Just. give me a .time and
Isn't it amazing how friends
are friendlier and enemies are not
really 'all that bad' around Christ-,
mas? Why, I'd even speak to Mary
,E. Pendleton during the twelve'
days of Christmas. The spirit of
the seasons transcends our petty
jealousies and differences .
Listen, I don't want to wake
anybody up, here, but Jesus's
birth was good for the'whole year. '
He didn't come for the short haul.
If His spirit truly dominates our'
hearts, we'd be silly to try to conl-
fine it 'td orie patictular season,
much less one day or one specific
tim e.... .
So instead of a post-holiday
let-down, let's have, a post season
"hang over" where the food and fel-
lowship and spirit of Christmas
lasts and lasts and lasts.... All we
have to do is put our minds to it.
You' cook the turkey and
dressing, whip up the potato salad
and asparagus casserole, make
some fudge, fruitcake and choco-
late covered toy soldiers and 'give
me a call. I'll come over and add
the good cheer....
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003
AARP Driver Safety Program
Set for January 7th and 8th
It's time again for the all new
Edition #5 AARP Driver Safety
Program. The class is being
sponsored by the Port. St. Joe
Senior Center. It will be held at
the Senior Center, 120 Library
Drive, Port St. Joe, on Tuesday
and Wednesday, January 7 and 8,
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
If your insurance discount is
running out, you need this class
now. There are no examinations,
nio driving tests and no chance of
losing your license.
Classes will be presented iri
two four-hour sessions over a
two-day period, instructed by
Dick McLaughlin, a fully trained
AARP volunteer. It is a driver
safety program for all those,
drivers 50 years of age and over.
A certificate will be issued
upon completion of the program
that can be used to obtain, a
discount on auto insurance.
These certificates are good for
three years, then the course must
be taken again. There is nothing
to lose but a little time, with an
awful lot to gain. To cover some of
the expenses, a fee of $10.00 per
person, preferably in the form of a
check made out to AARP, will be
This highly effective driver
program, approved and en-
couraged by the state and federal
governments, is being presented
to reduce traffic accidents,
violations and fatalities for senior
citizens and their loved ones.
AARP. wants to show senior
drivers how to cope with the age
related physical changes we all
face, and how to become more
aware of and handle hazardous
road and weather conditions.
The course will cover the new
laws, highway signs and road
markings, the safety aspect of
driving, and ways to handle the
dangers of alcohol, medications,
and the two in combination. Also
covered will be ways to avoid the
criminal while getting into, out of,
and whiledriving a car.
According to government and
insurance company reports, every
driver age 50 and over needs to re-
evaluate their abilities on, the
road. Call Ruth McLaughlin at
850-648-3067 and make your
reservation from January 3rd
through January 6th. Walk-ins
will be welcome if the class is not
2002 Review- from page 3
nearly doubled from $551 million.
.The primary piston powering
this growth is the spiking value of
water-front property, which con-
tinues to grow -like Jack's
beanstalk, with the end found
somewhere in the clouds.
THE RAILROAD CHANGES
In another sign of the chang-
ing times, The St. Joe Co. shed
itself of ownership in another long-
time landmark of the county, the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad.
The rail line, which with its
'-distinctive blue engines has for
decades linked Port St. Joe to
Chattahoochee and points beyond,
was sold to a Panama City compa-'
ny rail company, AN Railway, LLC.
AN Railway intends to contin-
ue the ANRR operations by the
time the deal closes, which hinges
.on regulatory approval.
In essence, The St. Joe Co.,
which owns ANRR's track and
Some of Santa's Helpers
Members of the St. Joseph Catholic Church youth group teamed up with the above pictured group of volunteers to pack and organize hun-
dreds of Christmas gifts for kids and elders as the program organizers, prepared for distribution of gifts. Over 600 people were touched through
the program as $15,000 in cash, gifts and good items were given out b6 a host of Santa's helpers.
track bed, remained a partner with
AN Railway in the operation of the
rail line, which covers nearly 100
How the change in owners will
affect employment remains
unclear, though some men and
women lost their jobs with ANRR.
CHARMING THE CBRA
Ongoing development on Cape
San Blas and Indian Pass took a
body blow in the fall when the lone
private, carrier offering flood insur-
ance in the area announced it,
would hot write new policies.
In March it intends to stop
Several factors were at play .in
the decision, including rising rein-
surance costs since 9/11 and
claims made following the second
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c)= i i ~ v"
of. two tropical storms to hit the
Meanwhile, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency,
proposed to reduce the amount of
so-called "good" zones in its flood
maps of the Cape and' Pass which
'took effect this year.
While a local homeowners
association lobbied,, with some
success, to have some of the land
zoned "bad" by FEMA restored to'
"good" -classification, the county
mobilized to join the push to have-/
the Coastal Barrier and Resource
Act (CBRA) designation lifted from
the Cape and Pass.,
.If the designation:were to be
lifted, homeowners would be, like
all other homeowners in the coun.-
ty, -eligible for federally-backed
The county, with .hundreds of
jobs and economic growth poten-
tially at stake, chose to' hire a
Panama City lobbyist with close
ties to Gov. Jeb Bush and
President George W. Bush, to
assist in the effort to have the des-
ignation lifted by Congressional
Sometimes revolutions are
In early summer, in a story
first published 'in this paper,.
,i coaches and administrators from .;
roughly twp dozen small North
Florida public schools voted ',to
form their own league and leave
the .Florida High School Activities
Association football playoffs begin-
|ning in 2003.
-Tired of feeling like orphans to
, a FHSAA they believed beholden to
special interests, particularly
those of private schools who have
become, in their words, "athletic
magnet schools," the coaches and
administrators decided their ropes
had reached the end.
Responding to the revolt, and.
the potential havoc wreaked on
football classifications, the
. FHSAA's, commissioner drafted a
proposal for a pilot program' to
divide the smallest high schools in
North FlOrida into urban and rural
districts for football beginning next
The All-Sports Award. program
would also be tweaked ,to include
rural and urban winners in the
S. The FHSAA's Board, of
Directors approved the plan last
Month, after which the members of
the new independent league voted
Sto disband their conference and
remain in the FHSAA, at least for
the two years of the pilot project.
WAR HITS. HOME
The war on terrorism hit far
too close to the heart when Lt..
Blaschum, a Navy pilot and- 1984'-
graduate of Port 'St. Joe High '
See 2002 Review on page 5
S GULF COAST HEARING AID.
CENTER of Panama City will be
offering to anyone 55 and older a
free, hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you>;
ask people to repeat what. they
have, said, come see us at:
JAMES W. DAME
Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist
GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2003
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A Continuing Heritage of Trust and Service
SHIP PROGRAM REOPENS APPLICATION PERIOD.
Applications for "Purchase Assistance" from the Gulf County SHIP Program will be available
beginning January 14, 2003. Applications will ONLY be available at the SHIP Office locat-
ed at the Gulf County Administration Building, Room 309, Port Saint Joe.
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first qualified basis. Applicants not assisted
prior to June 30, 2003 will be required to make a new application in July 2003 for the next
funding year 2003-2004.
The maximum income limits according to family size ar6 as follows:
FAMILY SIZE 1
Very Low Income 14,050
Low Income 22,500
Moderate Income 33,720
37,300 39,900 42,450
55,920 .59,760 63,720
The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy
is $98,523 for Existing Homes and $106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP funds may not be
used to purchase mobile homes!
Purchase assistance includes down payment assistance, closing cost and land acquisition.
Questions, please contact Bo Williams, SHIP Administrator, (850) 229-61 2.5. 2tc0/2
Have you or a Loved One Been a Victim
of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect?
According to public records obtained from Florida Agency of Health Care,
Administration, there have been confirmed reports of abuse or neglect which took
place at nursing homes in this area.
On behalf of clients, we are currently investigating alleged abuse and neglect by
nursing homes. Area residents may have suffered needlessly and may be eligible for
compensation for mistreatment.
To speak confidentially with a lawyer, please call us at our toll free 866 number.
This discussion is free, private and without obligation.
GARVIN LAW FIRM
Lawyers Helping Injured Persons
2815 Remington Green Circle, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide,
ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.
COME RADE ITH UIN 20
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003
Charlene Hargraves, left, was
the lucky winner of the World's
Largest Christmas stocking given
away by Emerald Coast.
Charlene Hargraves of Port
St. Joe won the collossal
Christmas stocking which was
given' away in a drawing by the
Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union's Port St. Joe office.
SThe real winner was Houston
May,. who received the stocking
from Mrs. Hargraves. The jumbo
.'q stocking contained all sorts of
games, toys and goodies to, make
a child's Christmas special.
Kim M. Squire
Kim M. Squire, 39, of Indian
Pass, passed away Tuesday,
December 24 at her home. She
was raised in Nobleton and lived
in Port St. Joe for the past five
,years. She had worked at Bay St.
Joseph Care and Rehabilitation
Survivors include her
children, Jared A. Squire, Justin
T. Squire and Jamie R. Squire of
Indian Pass; her father, LaVaughn
Smith; two brothers, Matthew
Libecap and Michael Libecap; and
one sister, Shelly Maddy, all of
Cremation is, scheduled. The
remains will be interred in Indian
Hills Cemetery in Bushnell. The
time and place of a memorial
service will be announced at a
pointed to a malfunction with the
landing gear on Blaschum's plane
-as a likely culprit in the'.incident
that claimed the life of a man who
left behind a wife and two young.
Blaschum, who was. remem-
bered as a charismatic and fun-
loving leader, was buried at, Holly
Hill after an emotional and stirring
memorial service in. a packed Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church.
While those are what we con-
sidered the top stories of the year,
the above list is only a Cliffs Notes
version of the year in news.
Other highlights included:
Billy Quinn Jr. became the first-
African-American to be named
chairman of the Gulf County
School' Board. Other African-
Americans have served onr the
board, but Quinn is the first ever
to hold one of the most high-profile.
jobs, in the county ..." Alvin Lee,
McCary entered into the county's
crime lore when! he committed the
first bank robbery anybody can
remember occurring in the county.
McCarv enjoyed his ill-gotteni
booty from Capital City Bank for
just 6ver a week, though, before he
was 'arrested in his home state of
Alabama after committing another
bank robbery... ,
The project to restore the
grounds .and keepers' quarters at
the Cape San Bias Lighthouse
and transform the area into a
museum/park received a boost
when it was ranked No.' 7 in the
states list of special grants'fornhi-".
toric preseration. Proponents of
th'.project should know' by May
whether they will receive the.
$300,000. Meanwhile fund-rais-
ing, aided by the Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation, is ongo-
ing to raise money to help stabilize
the more creaky of the' two keep-
ers' quarters ... Some 60 percent of
registered voters cast ballots in
Election 2002 'fnd. with one
excepti'ion local incumbents were
returned to office. That meant'Billy
Traylor and Nathan Peters Jr.,
returned to the County
Commission. Oscar Redd and
Charlotte Perce, earned 'another
term on the School Board and,
Wvewahitohka city incumbents
Earned re-election. Sharon -Gaskin
waes elected to the School Board by
a razor-thin margin over George
Cox, replacing Dr. NMary Pndgeon,'
who retired. Voters also rejected a
referendum that 'would 'have
allowed, the ,county to spend'
$ 50:,000 or more to o\6ri'urn the
legal decision mandating sinele-
memberdistricts.. Voters seemin gly
support a return,to at-large %otin g
but found the projected.. price tag4:
Mexico Beach Business Winner
Judging for the Mexico Beach Christmas Decorating Contest was conducted the weekend before Christmas. The Business winner was
The El Governor Motel (right) while the Resident winner was the home of Connie and Chuck Risinger at 204 Maryland Ave., (left).
2002 Review- from page, 4
School, was killed while taking off
for a training flight near Crete.
His unit aboard the USS John
F. Kennedy was en route to the
Arabian Sea, their base for opera-
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We would ike to wish you and yours
a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
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make Roy's what it is.
We will be closed from January 1 to January 5.
Reopening Jamiair 6th for your tackle, bait, gifts,
hardware & paint needs.
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'Education Encore is a program of'non-credit enrichment coursed for adults 5,0+
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All classes held on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, January 22nd through February 26th. '
Classes are held at, Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf/Franklin'Center in Poirt St: Joe.
Bird Watching & Identification
Antiques & Collectibles
Local History (Gulf/Franklin)
Residential Landscape Design
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Computer-Internet & Email
How to Boat Smart
Tai Chi .
Money Sense for Seniors
Beginning Bridge (cont'd)
on the referendum indigestible ...
Redistricting moved Gulf
,,,County into the district of state
Rep. Allan Bense, a Republican
from Panama City who has served
in the Florida -House of
."Representatives since 1998. Bense
is, a rising star in the Florida
House and destined to be Speaker
'of. the Hoise for the 2005-2006
legislative years. Sen. Al Lawson,
D-Tallahassee, who represents
Gulf County'in the Florida Senate,
was appointed to a leadership
position in that chamber by Senate
President Jim King, a Republican
... The St. Joe Buffer Preserve,
aimed at protecting the pristine
quality of the bay and surrounding
areas, nearly doubled in size as the
state purchased the old Treasure
Bay land. bnnging the preserve to
about 5.000 acres with the ulti-.
'mate goal nearly 9.000 acres ...
The hurricane season was relative-
ly .light, but Gulf County did not
escape unscathed when two.
storms, Hanna and Isidore bar-
reled through the area weeks
apart. Isidore, in particular,
washed out the Stump Hole,
caused some beach 'erosion and
blew in a rare bird, a red booby.
Law enforcement agencies
across Florida are, mobilizing to
arrest impaired drivers and save
lives, during the New Year's
Have you heard the
December 15: Bradley J.
Stevenson, 18. of Brooksville, was
arrested for possession of
cannabis. Stevenson was a
passenger :in a car stopped for a.
December 22: Angela L.
Garrett, 28, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested without incident for
failure to appear in Bay County
December 25: Shannon J.
Clayton, 22, was arrested at Gulf
Pines Hospital and charged with
affray and resisting without,
S Machine Embroidery
Business, School, Church, I dividuals
about the laundromat owner
who bought electric clothes
He had to close
because of high utility bills.
use natural gas for just one reason: It costs less. You,
however, have three very good reasons:
* It costs you less, too. Almost 40% less than electricity.
* Natural gas dryers dry clothes in.less time than electric dryers so you finish
quicker. Don't you have better things to do with your time than wait on
a clothes dryer?
* Y6u do less ironing. A natural gas dryer cools down faster than electric dryers,
which helps prevent wrinkles.
--- The US Department of Energy agrees with us. It says you can
dry TWO loads of laundry in a natural gas dryer for the
S same price you would pay for one load in an electric dryer.
Gas Dryers offer a selection of models, features and prices
to fit every household budget!
Comparison of Monthly Operating Costs Monthly
Dryer Efficiency Energy Cost Operating Cost
Electric Standard 105 kWh $0.0750 $7.88
Natural'Gas Standard 5 therms $0.9687 $4.84
MONTHLY SAVINGS WITH GAS $3.03
Costs and usage are representative and based on electric cost of $0.075 per kWh and natural gas cost of
$.9687 per therm. Actual operating costs will vary based on usage.
There is a $60.00 fee, whether you attend one or three classes, for the 6-week program.
Registration deadline is January 20th. Walk-in registration is accepted
at the Gulf/Franklin Center Mon.-Thurs. 8-8 and Fri. 8-4.
A SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR YOU
You are cordially invited to an informational reception!!
Meet the well-qualified instructors and learn more about each course!!
Wednesday, January 15th...1:00 p.m....Room A-101
Gulf/Franklin Center-Port St. Joe
For more information, call (850) 872-3823 or 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3823
Gulf Coast Community College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003
Port St. Joe
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Tiger Sharks Win 12th Annual Gulf County Classic
MOSLEY 54, LEON 69
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
The Leon County Lions, led
by 6' 10" forward Akini Adkins,
rolled to a 69-54 victory over the
Mosley Dolphins in the first round
of the 12th Annual Gulf County
Adkins paced the Lions with a
game high 26 points, while Kevin
Grayer added 12 points respect-
Leon led 27-13 at halftime,
,then outscored Mosley 42-41 in,
the second half.
Mosley was led by Justin
Russell, who had 12 points..
Jamey Holsombake added 11
points for the Dolphins.
Score by Quarters
Dolphins 8 5 16 25 54
Lions 12 15 21 21 69 .
MHS (54)- Justin Russell 12, Ben
Vaughn 9, Anthony Daniels 8,
Jamey Holsombake 11, Keish-
mond Davis 6, Justin Cole 3,
Stacey Williams 4, and Jason
LHS (69)- Akini Adkins 26, Kevin
Grayer 12, Chris Rayam 8, Dante
Davis 4, Riley Bell 6, Griffin
Kollohkon 6, Jeremy Moss 2, T. J.
Williams 6, and Pat Byron 1.
PORT ST. JOE 62, BLouNTSTowN 53
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
rebounded from a 29-25 halftime
deficit to defeat the Blouritstown
Tigers 62-53 in the first round of
the 12th Annual Gulf County
Classic on Friday.
The Tiger Sharks' pressure
defense helped them make a 17-7
run in the third quarter, then hold
off Blounrtstowr in the fourth.
Woodrow Cherry led the Tiger
Sharks with, a game high 20
points. Raye Bailey and Bo Lenox
each followed with 14 points
Delvion Garrett led the Tigers
with 18 points, while Ishmal
Grant added 12 points respect-
Score by Quarters
Tigers 13 16 7 17 53
Sharks 10 15 17 20 62
PSJ (62)- Raye Bailey 14, Bo
Lenox 14, Antonio Smiley 6,
Woodrow Cherry 20, Thomas
Webb 6, and Dennis Warren 2.
BHS (53)- Terrance Fitten 4, Jocdy
Lee 3, Ishmal Grant 12, Delandon
Reed 9, Delvion Garrett 18, and
Tramaine Spears 7.
MOSLEY 73, BLOUNTSTOWN 59
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH
The Mosley Dolphins took,
third place in the 12th Annual
Gulf County Classic with
Saturday night's 73-59 win over
The Dolphins raced out to .a
(See Classic on Page 7A)
Port St. Joe's Raye Bailey (11) and Leon's Kevin Grayer battlEfor
a loose ball in Saturday's championship game.
All Tournament selection Woodrow Cherry (24) drives in for two of his 17 points in the Tiger Sharks' 63-53 win over Leon High School.
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42-24 lead by halftime, then
outscored the Tigers 31-25 in the
second half of play.
Jamey Holsombake, an All
Tournament Team selection, led
the Dolphins with 20 points, 11
assists, five steals and five
rebounds. Justin Russell followed
with 20 points, six assists and hit
four three-pointers. Anthony
Daniels added 10 points and 12,
The Tigers' Delvion Garrett
had 14 points.
Score by Quarters
Tigers 13 11 8 17 59
Dolphins 23 19 17 14 73
i MHS (73)- Jamey Holsombake
20.' Justin Russell 20,. Anthony
Daniels 10. Ben Vaughn 9. Stacey
Williams 5, Brandon Draper 2,
Keishmond Davis 5, and Karlos
BHS (59)- Terrance Fitton 5, Jody
Lee 7. Ishmal 'Grant 6. Delandbn
Reed 2. Joe Williams 2. DeMon
Garrett 14, Tramaine Spears 6,
Kenshare Grant 3. and Brian Pitts.
SPOR ST. JOE 63, LEON 53
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
defeated Leon 63-53 Saturday
night in the championship game-
of the 12th Annual Gulf County
The Tiger Sharks shut down :
6' 10" Akini Adkins most of the
first half, to take a 23-21 ,lead by
halftime. Port St. Joe then
outscored the Lions 40-32 in the
second half., -
Tournament MVP Raye Bailey
led the Tiger Sharks with 20
points. Woodrow Cherry followed
with 17 points, 14 of them were in
the second half. Bo Lenox scored
eight points ,in the third quarter,
and finished with 14 points.
Akini Adkins ,led the Lions,
with'a game high 26 points.
The Tiger Sharks (6-3) will
play. at Mosley on Frday. host
Mlarianna on Saturday. then will
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Mosley- Jamey Holsombake
Leon- Akini Adkins, Kevin
Port St. Joe- Bo Lenox,
MVP- Raye Bailey
Score by Quarters
Lions 6 15 18 14 ---53
Sharks 13 '10 20 20 -63
PSJ (63)- Raye Bailey 20, Bo
Lenox, 14, Antonio Smiley 2,
Woodrow Cherry 17, Dennis
Warren 8, and Don Jecha 2.
LHS (53)--Akini Adkins 26, Kevin
Grayer 7, Chris Rayam 1, Dante
Davis 3, Jeremy Moss 7, Griffin
Kollohkon 5, and Trinton Nelson
the All Big,
Four Gulf County football
players were named 'to the
Tallahassee Democrat's All-Big
Bend football team last week as
honorable menuon selections.
Randall Johnson and
Stephen Gaddis were selected
from Port St. Joe. while Ryan
Baker and Andrea Williams were
named from Wewahitchka.
Johnson, a 6 1' 195 lb.
sophomore running back and
linebacker. led the Sharks with
914 yards rushing on 110 carries
(8.31 yards per carry) with nine
touchdowns. On defense. he had
11 solos. 18 assists (29 total
tackles). recovered four fumbles
and scored one-touchdown: -
This Week In Sports
JR. Varsity Boys Basketball
Jan. 9 Port St. Joe Away 6 00/7-30
Jan 10 Munroe Home 3:00
Jan. 13 Carrabelle Home 4 00/5:30
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Jan 18 Bay Home 6:00/7-30
Varsity Boys Basketball
Jan. e Port St. Joe Away 6:00/7:30
Jan. 10 Munroe Home 3:00
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Tournament MVP Raye Bailey 911) hits a mid-range jumper in
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Gaddis, a 5' 7" senior kicker,
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Stwo of his four field goal attempts.
and 35.26 yards per punt on 50
.. Baker. 6 0 '9 10 pounrid-seor
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Jan. 8 Aronld Away ., 530
Jan 9 Greensboro Home 5:00
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Jan. 14 Apalach Home 4:00
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Jan 1 4 Apalach Home 4:00
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running back. had, 664. yards
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There were highlights plenty,
and a view lowlights, in the world
of county sports during 2002..
From another disappointment
at the state basketball Final Four
to the selection of a county player
in the upper rounds of the Major
League baseball amateur draft, the
tides seemed to turn with the
pages of the calendar.
The top stories for the year in
THE SHARKS RUN OUT OF
The Tiger Sharks of Port St.
Joe made their annual call, on the
state basketball tournament in
Lakeland, but for the second-
straight year. were eliminated in
the semifinals by a team whose
roster seemed drawn by the United
Given the three-year drought
since Port St. Joe's last state title.
and the plethora of small-school
teams, particularly from large
cities, who have turned their ros-
ters into international refuges. the
five titles in six years during the
mid-90s by teams coached by Vern
Eppinette seems even more
This season, the Shaiks have
their third coach in as many sea-
sons as they try to continue a lega-
cy of winning carved during the
HURLING TOWARD PERFEC-
Nearly, as impressive as the
consistent excellence of the Port
St. Joe High School boys basket-
ball team, is the winning ways of
the Wewahitchka High girls soft-
The Lady Gators ripped off 28
straight wins behind their ace
pitcher Judith Husband to reach
the state quarterfinals. only to suf-
fer a crushing loss in a 15-inming
contest to Arlington Country Day.
It was the second time in three
year-as-that-Arlington Country Day
had ousted Wewahitchka in the
The consolation for the Lady,
Gators is that they had just two
seniors 'on. their roster and,
Husband. a dazzlingrighty with an
uncanny knowledge about the art
of pitching. was the lone junior
earning significant playing time.
A WOMAN WILL LEAD THEM
North Florida Motor Speedway
opened the racing season under
new ownership and closed the sea-
son with a most unlikely points
Ben Watson was the new
owner, injecting dollars and sweat
into building the track into a
Saturday night hot spot.
Denise Trykowski, who wasn't
even racing two years ago, battled
the sometimes-hostile boys all
year, scraping paint and bumping
fenders to the overall points cham-
The Tallahassee woman, 'who
has shed her husband and mar-
ried name since the season started
she is now Denise Thompson -
took ownership of the lead in the
Enduro class over the final two
races and ultimately earned the
overall points championship,
which had papers all the way to
the state capital regaling, readers
with her exploits. .
BATTING FOR BUCKS
After another standout base-
ball season as a senior,
Wewahitchka High's Brandon
Jones was faced with a decision
few young men must weigh: go to
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college or go pro.
With a scholarship from
Tallahassee Community College
already in hand, Jones was an
anxious observer as Major League
baseball held its annual amateur
draft in June.
Some prognosticators had,
Jones going as high as the second:
or third round, but ultimately the
Kansas City Royals selected Jones.
a shortstop, in the sixth round.
The money, in the end, wasn't
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amateur ranks and he chose TCC,
where by all accounts he had a
successful' fall campaign with the
regular season to start in a couple
A solid to excellent year will do
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R I S H G O E S T O
Local businessman Ralph Rish
was appointed by then Educauron
Commissioner Charlie Cnst to fill
one of the 15 spots on the Flonda
High School Activities
Association's Board of Directors.
The appointment to the
FHSAA's decision-making panel,
gives voice to the concerns of small
schools in North Florida, a role:
Rish expressed great desire to fill.
TWENTY AND LONG
Behind the play of Derrick
Williams, who signed a scholar-
ship with Alabama Southern, the
Wewahitchka Gators boys basket-
ball team won 20 games for the.
second-straight year and added a
district regular-season title to
- However, the Gators fell froi-
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Coach Tommy Long was hired to
lead Mosley, in Lynn Haven, out of
the hoops wilderness.
TAKING HIS. GAME TO
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The 2001 graduate of PSJHS
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by the National Junior College
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Hinds Community College in
Chambers, a wide receiver,
caught 56 passes for 794 yards, a
14.9 per catch average. 'He aver-
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According to his coaches, the
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State, Southern Miss, Ole Miss-
SCHOOLING IN THE PLAY-
They didn't, win as many,
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early defeats were downright ugly,
but the Port St. Joe, Tiger Sharks
nonetheless battled' their way into
the state football playoffs. .
The Sharks stumbled early,
but a late-season surge and solid
play in a three-tdam tiebreaker
made them the district runner-up
and opened a postseason berth for
the scrappy team.
The Sharks couldn't get past a
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Two Rotarians Receive Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
Ellen Allemore and Russell Rotarian and past
Scholz received one of Rotary's Governor Bill Crawford.
most prestigious honors recently Past District Gove
when they were recognized as the Panama City Rotarian B
newest Paul Harris Fellows in the presented Ellen Allei
Port St. Joe Rotary Club. honor, and also gave
Allemore and Scholz were club a program outli
presented with a Paul Harris Rotary Inter-nationa
Fellow pen, certificate and generated through the
medallion during two recent club were used.
meetings. Rotarians are recc
Scholz received recognition Paul Harris Fellows aft
during ceremonies led by local significant contributio
Christmas Wishes Rotary International Ft
Funds generated are in'
Program Says Thanks returns from those fund
to aid the foundation
The City of Mexico Bdach focus.
Department of Public Safety and Rotary Internatio
the Beaches Lions Club would like priority since 1985 ha
to thank those responsible for help eradicate polio a
bringing joy to those less globe. Money from .P
fortunate this year. Participants Fellow contributions he
gave monetary donations, gifts of this and other Rotary e:
toys and clothes and donated Rotary's goal is to
their time. The Christmas Wishes tys a s
program is in its fourth year, and polioipateby the year 2Rot
the community reception to this anticipated that Rtexce
continues to grow.,tributions will exce
effort continues to grow. million by that d
This year's thanks go out to fundraising goal for
9 Toucan's Gift Shop, Driftwood stands at $80 million.
Inn, Fish House Restaurant, Mr. In 2001 there were
and Mrs. Bob Pugh, Steve's Meat In 2001 there wereld
Market, The Vineyard, Wallace of poio were lipormited tWorld 1
Pump & Supply, Jane and Ted cases were limited to f
Arnold, William Hodgson, Shell which are now the fo
-; Shack, Jim and Cheryll McLean, roast leg of the polram
Metcalf Electric & A/C, program.
Marquardt, Inc., Coldwell Banker Polio cases have d
Forgotten Coast Realty, The 99.8% since 1988 whe
Beaches Lions Club and all polio cases were report
anonymous donors. counties worldwde.
ns to the
Is are used
s been to
)05. It is
cus of the
ted in 125
Past Dist. Governor Bill Crawford presents Russell Scholz with
his Paul Harris fellow designation.
S'The Port St. Joe Rotary Club k'-
has had 19 Paul Harris Fellow -
recognitions over its 61 year
history. They include active
members Ellen Allemore. Georce
Core. Bill Crawford (malor donor
leyel),.Jay Leffert. William Lyles,;
James MNcNeill. Dave May, John
*Miller, Frank Pate;, Ralph
RobersOn,. and Russell Scholz,
and deceased members J.,Lamar
Miller. George G. Tapper and M.P.
Ellen Allemore receives her Paul Harris pin from Past District
Governor Bob Reeves.
Tomlinson. Half of all Paul Harris Fellow
Past members attaining Paul,,
Harris Fellow are Bobby Bearden,
Dick Lamberson, Helen Motley,
Jorge San Pedro, and William J.
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1302 A. Hwy. 98 Gulf Breeze
Townhouse .BI i- ,S P.5 ho.-r., 'h
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U11i Americus Avenue ru,,n. r ra,:ce
-...bd...-.on GULF iF.'.. POOL BR'? 2 Ba
tull, lu'..hed 2 lor, ho- e or-1..' ,ear' old
brhgh. and a.r, Deck oil I..ng o aorr.and ,bad-
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SET SAIL TOWNHOUSE 88- 103 H S.
38TH STREET NEe, '.- F 2 Ba, -:.,n:.-u
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204 Hwy. 98 UNOBSTRUCTED GULF
VIEW ,-:rc,. hr, D-d.:,l.d -:ach ;2 I
BA ngnle family home S5.-rE.-c.d por.:h :u',
deck and 3 ar gag. S399,000.
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478 Santa Anna Street irnr.ma,,-.lhn 3
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423 La Sipsta Drive 80'xi40' lot in nice Hwy 386 & Harley Davidson Road -
residential neighborhood zoned for mobile'. Appiox 250' onh .Hwy'386 x 457' deep, nice
home, ..completely cleared and Filled. high dry property. 2.62 acres. $49,900
ubhklivision convnant's and restrictions..
100 Hidden Ridge Road Palm Ridge
Subdivision 86.96'xl26' corner lot at
entrance of subdivision in second block at St.
Joe Beach. $49,900.
102 Hidden Ridge Road Palm Ridge
Subdivision 56.11'x86.96'x214.27' lot.
Zoned for homes only. Only a short walk to the
Beach with easy access. $49,900.
404 Maryland Blvd Large 100'x145' lot
only a short walk to the Dedicated Beach area
zoned for mobile homes. $84,500.
406 Texas Drive Irregular shaped lot in
nice residential neighborhood zoned for
homes only. Survey available upon request.
$44,900. Owner Financing Available.
129 Cortez Street St. Joe Beach -'3
lots in First Block from Dedicated Beach,
50'xl 25' each, access property with alley in-
rear. Old house in on part of he property. All'
3 lots sold together. $345,000.
Gulf View lot o vE 98 ',208 lot in
.,.r ST.ur. plurc S i. pool Deeded
000 Hwy 98 Gulf View 50' x 208.5' lot
in new Summer QSOLD........ W-' pool.
Deeded access to the Beach 5124,000
104 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge
Subdivision 75'x220 .e der..oal lot in
restrictions with Architectural Control
Committee. Lot 22. $39,900.
413 New Mexico Drive 100'x158.33'
scheue-toe paed soon.49,900.
415 New Mexico Drive 100'xl58.33'
cor fd f 1et Ois
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417 New Mexico Drive 100'x158.33'
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Beacon Hill 40 Platted Lots Approximately 50' x 100' each. Great location for developer, priced
at $20,000 each to be sold together. $800,000
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310 Georgia Avenue 2R8 lu beach
conage .ith.n 2 i5 bl.:! ic.he B ,:h L...rg
oonm, p.'....3 hoom.. K.:.h.c. ,nhmb.rati.u,.
Enclosed back porch and patio area 'ard 2
storage sheds. This is'the perfect h-om a.-a.
from home" at the beach. $129,000 -
315 NAUTILUS DRIVE bauiul 36P 2BP
custom home.in picture perfect setting. Custom
features throughout. Lots of build ins; sky light
windows with custom blinds, garden shed,
'wonderful sauna and large gunite pool with
complete covered lanai. Lovely landscaped
- yard with underground sprinkler iystem.Must
see this beautiful home to appreciate all the
amenities! Priced right at $289,900.00.
104 Sundial Court Seashores 36P2b6 412 A & B 7th Strelt D.ple an
ha. r. .. .. de...aat.I.- e..ghborh:.>d i-. .pao:,--.,. 1 x00'xi58.3' lot only a short walk to the
c..r..- ,' I.gh a ard. a rd l-,'u.6. -..r.- lc' :,. Dedicated :Bech area. 2 BR/2 BA each side
ings. Large master bedroom with large bath and completely renovated less than 2 years ago.
walk in closet. Quality construction throughout and Currently on rental program. $149,000.
close to the beach. Don't miss itl $179,900.
410 La 5iesa Drive f Co......r 43 N. 15th Street w 3BR/2BA single
Sale New 36R/2bA single family home soon family home soon to be under construction.
to be under construction. Living room has vault- Great design-floor plant On 82'x144' lot in
tom cabinets with center island work station Front & back covered porches. $159,900.
and dining are with bay window. Master bath
has garden tub and. separate. shower
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Headlines from Throughout 2002
*Fire Destroys Home
*Mardi Gras Gala 2002
Sponsored by Junior League
*TDC Is Recognized
*duPont Foundation Supports
'Highland View Boat Ramp A
Good Christmas Present
*Veterans Nursing Home
Could be Named For Cong. Medal
of Honor Recipient Clifford C.
.100 Jobs in Gulf County
*Commission Supportive of
St. Joe Hwy. 98 Development Plan
*Gauss Presents Sunday
Program At St. Joe Senior Citizen
*Al Ray Given Kiwanis
Distinguished Service Award
*NFIF Expands to Franklin
*2002 Miss Valentine Pageant
*Looking Back In Coastal
*County Tightening Animal
*Dead Lakes State Park Now
County Park; Gulf Leases 90 Acre
Seeking Continuance of NJROTC
Program at WHS
*J. Lamar "Coach" Faison
Scholarship Fund Established
*Phase I Highway 98 Moving-
*Battles Street, Gumdrop,
and Trash Take Front Stage At
*Lighthouse Keeper's Son
Sheds Light on. Coast History
*Local Home Is Featured On
*Local Businesses Awarded
Port St. Jde, FL 32456
.*St. Joe Company Seeking
More Jobs For Gulf-"Going
Outside The Box"
*Water Release Schedules
*Wewa High School Hosts
Block Scheduling Meeting
*Griffin Office Hours in Wewa
*Jail Renovations Nearly
*Bearden Benefit BBQ .Feb.
*Blue Cross Solution OK'd
*Port. St. Joe, Middle School
Hosts National African-American
*Gulf Co. Building Dept.
Hosting Seminar Feb. 5th.
*40 to 55 New Jobs Conrung to
*PSJMS Hears About ,"The
Game Of Life" .
*Enterprise Zone In Gulf Has
*Flood Map Extension
*Interest Shown In Gulf
*Kelly Is County Spelling
*St. Joe to Host NFL, WTF for
Spring Hunti g Trips
*Mardi Gras Gala 2002 Set
For This Saturday
'Apalachicola Gets Funds. for
,.FSU Circuit Holds "A" School
Performance Here Monday
*Gumdrop Turns Sour
*3.25 Pounds of Marijuana
Taken in MB Drug Bust .
*Scouts Take USS Alabama
*Players Attend Citrus Bowl,
*PSJ Commissioners Talking
*Gulfs Teachers of the Year
*Health Insurance Coverage
Available to Uninsured Children
'Millview (Millville) Test To Be
*Johanna White Joins PSJ
Port Authority Board
*Lincoln Day Dinner;
Secretary of State Harris Speaks
*Jamie Cain 2002 Valentine
*Seven Scholarships Awarded
In dustrial "Park Lease/
Purchase Agreement Appears
Close at Hand -'.
,John LaCapra. Florida Ports,:
Council. Chamber Dinner
*Student Chefs Cook Up 8500
Pot of Gumbo
*Gull"/Franklin Center Gets
'.Centennial Building Restor-
.ation Bid Awarded
Th in of. teNm htSth
Secretary of State Katherine
Harris autographs a ballot when
she spoke in Gulf County.
'Tourism in Mexico Beach on
*Donations Needed for
Perpetual J. Lamar Faison
: *Net Fishermen Get Favorable,
Ruling From Circuit Judge Sauls'
*duPont Foundation Gives
$150,000 in Three Papermaking
*High-Speed Internel Hits
'Phillip King Recognized
'Mexico Beach Rolls In A New
Home for Administrative Offices
'Tyndall Hosts Gulf -Coast
'Forest Park Near Completion
'Redistricting Could Shuffle
'Gulf-County Not Included in
Net Restrictione Let-Up'
*Sexual Harassment Filed
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*Overstreet Road (386)
Getting A New Top; Industrial
Park Lease OK'd
*Gulf Co. to Receive $9,432 in
Emergency Funds for Residents
*Law Enforcement Sent the
Message: Buckle Up Kids
*Gulf United Way Raised
*Bids Opened for Construc-
tion of Wewa Library
*Economy Brightens for Gulf
County Area; Permits Blast
*War's Tragedy Hits Home
*Murphy Receives Lifetime
Achievement Award During
Chamber of Comm. Dinner
*PSJ Comm. Approves Tax
Incentives Economic Development
'Judge 'Smiley .Keynote
Speaker for PSJHS Black History
S*Local Company Has Global
D *Garden Club Project Hopes
to Meld Conservation, Economic
*New General. Visits Area
Cape San Blas Lighthouse
*3Blaschum To Be Laid To Rest
FEMA, CBRA and Beach
,Barrier Top Board Agenda
'What's In The Future' For
*PSJ Moves to Annex
Wewa to Clean Out Messy
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A. I ; Jp 1;;:..a Seacliffs Beach Homes at Cape Sarr Blas Close to
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Gl F Aof W.ndnmark Starting at $350,000. For more iriforma- views of beach
I Gulf Front on America's Number One Beach. tion please call Mark Schultz at 227-9600 or 227-2594. 419 LaSiesta Dr. Mexico Beach Want room? This Port St. Joe 4BR/3BA Enjoy the beautiful iurisets One new 4BR/4 1/2BA over 2200 sq ft. with
Beautiful Open home that overlooks the beach. .. ". 1998 mobile homehas- it! 5 BR/3 BA and a big lot over the St. Joe Bay from this lovely home or just elevator. $349,900.
South the door and down the steps directly on the .and 50 hot water heater, fireplace, jacuzzi & sprin- very open and spacious. $425,000. MLS#91852.
beach. Enclosed garage. Excellent Rental. l '' kler system in front & back. Great prices $11i5,000 227-9600. .
MLS#94597 $775,000 Call Preston Russ 800- MLS#93763 Call Elle:n ,
Howard Creek 172 Ni. Squirrel Ave. 2 BR/2 BA MLS#94423 $109,900. C11 Susie White 800-451-2349 or 136 OakSt. ndian Pass Subdivision Custom 303 Dupont Drive 3 BR/2.5 BA executive style S g
plus bonus room,oublewde morvnAve.bile home sits on a 8502279600 built home w/ open design. All cypress interior and home situated on an oversized lot is a most desir-
Home needs'smelupdating.iVero PticeSya'rd.uiTdino meany.amenitiesto
high 120'x 30' lot close to the landings, cypress sid- thro and lots o.sexterior. Stated on 2 lots.Fderal sto Centlood inrallysurance dble location of Port St Joe. Too man amenities to
Li! ing and metal roof. Call Patricia Raap for more h available. $395,000.00 MLS#93297. Call Mark mention. Call Susie White today for an appoint-
Sinformation. MLS#94248 $72,000. rschoschurches anSchultz 227-9600 or 227-2594 meant to view thishome. 850-227-9600 or 800- Mexico Beach 101-D 38h Street New 2
L94423$109,90 Sus 4512349. MLS#93470 $299,900.00. BR/1/2BA. Fully furnished townhouse, closeto marina &2.5
and metal roof..Call Patricia Raap for more MS#9 Call beach. Excellent investment property Call Patricia
information: 2 acres Bay front/Simmo $7293 0 ASKns Bayou Zoned COMMER- or jia -6 or2. m Mt -0 oMLS#94x a 101"- $4 S0 h. *
4512349 M" 5/2BAFully furnishe d townhouse, close to marina 1
S9212 HWY 98 BEACON HILL Large 5 BR/2 BA CIAL Don't miss this great investment opportunity.@ @V..-....... ..
Florida beach cottage with spectacular Gulf view Beautiful trees, small pond, steps away from Presnell 510 Maryland Blvd, Mexico Beach Beautiful.3
1 from front screen porch! Public beach access across Marina. 128 X 690' 3br/2ba, 2200sq ft home w/ BR/2 BA home, completely remodeled, Italian tile 1405 Palm Blvd 3 BR/2 BA well kept home.
fHwy 98 near home.CH/A. Also, has 1 BR/1 BA handicapped ramp. 2200sq ft. Has been a clothing flooring, huge LR, sep DR area, Ig master bedroom. Pine flooring and Cypress walls through out 102 Buccaneer Dr -Gulfaire-4.BR,+loft/2 1/2BA
S small cottage in rear which rents by month. On two boutique, construction office, real estate office and res- Recently enlarged kitchen, and den area. Short house. Breezeway between house and carport. formal DR, eat-in kitchen with island, in-ground heat-
50' lots for 100' of highway frontage. House up on tial rental. MLS#94534, $755,000. Call Kim walk to beach. MLS#94206 $139,900 Call Brenda Nice front and back yard. Lots of character and ed pool, privacy fenced'yard, on 1.5 lots $329,000.
bluff $470,500. MLS#92934 ASK FOR-J #rrison 227-3745 Miller or Lisa Guilford. charm. MLS#93644 $139,900 .. MLS#94163. Call Brenda Miller
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*Driving Adds to Misery of
.- Steering For Another State
*Bidding Blaschum Goodbye
*Breaking Ground on the
-State Rep. Allan Bense to
*"Speed" Lab Busted by SO
*Port Members Sign 1st
*Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union Annual Meeting
*Veterans' Burial Benefits
*Kiwanis Annual Select Shot,
Banquet At St. Joseph Bay CC
*Panhandle Folklife Days
*New Doctor, Free Screenings
at Gulf Health Department
*Tom Sawyer's Days in MB's
*PSJ and County Talk About
*Asbestos Properly. Placed at
*k Buckhorn Landfill Locationr
*Jefferson Award Ken
*Fiddler in the Championship
*Smallwood Teacher of the
*Mill. Demolition Contract
*Florida Power Customers to
Receive Rate Reduction
.. Veterans' Home to be Named
for Poit St. Joe's Sims
*School in School Plans Take
Shape For Wewahitchka MS
eKatie. Geoghagan Named A
Winner in Governor's All-Stars
*Tom Sawyers Invade Mexico
eApalachicola River On
*City Wants to Increase Term
*Gulf Coast Electric Co-Op
Gets An Interior Facelift
S Wewa Will Require Deposits
for New Water/Sewer Customers
*Mexico Beach Declares May
Civility Month in City
*Mill Site Environmental.
Testing Reports Filed
*Board Reaffirms Hiring;.-
*Local Firelhter fleetss FDNY
Fire Chief 2 ..
S*GULiif United Way Part of'l.4M
*Chamb6r Member of the
iYear: -David Warriner; Citizen of
the Year: George Duren
'. Local Hjsro Sgt. Jason Terry
*Mary Pridgeon Announces
.Not Seeking Re-election for School
Sr, Energy Assistance Available
to Elderly .
*-Stretching to Comfort Kids
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S*Board Creates "Second'-
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*Mock Accident Staged ,
*Roy Lee Carter Gulfs
*22 Public Schools 'Vote to
Exit FHSAA Football Playoffs
*Project Graduation Gets
Boost from NWFIF
*Building Codes, Paving,
Erosion Top County Commission
*DOC Fires Three Employees
After Year-Long Investigation
*Law Day Observed
"eBank Acquisition Completed
*Lipovetsky Plays At Dixie
Theatre For Area School Children
*Lisa Curry "Student of Year"
*Board Rethinking Portion of
Code for Wewa
'Public Community Health,
Planning Session May 2
*Two Arrested in Fraud Case
*Ground Broken for PSJ's
New Sunset Coastal Grill
Health Care Strategies Top
PSJ City Commission Agenda
*Tuesday's PSJ Election First
On New System
*Greg Johnson Retires, at The
*Redistricting Plan Approved
by High Court
*Fist Fight Draws Board
eFull-Time Eye Doctor Joins
Staff in Port St. Joe
*Gulf County School Board
One of 32 Recognized As Master
*Lost Officers Honored
ePSJ Voters Turn Down Term
*Gannon Steps Down As
7 Basketball Coach
*Four New Reefs Given to
Dr. Nalh indcr
*Senior Citizens Celebrate
'Over $3 Million Funded for
Gulf County in New Legislative
Dr. Beach Coming to Gulf
*Lister & Linton Named
S' *FCA'T Scores Are UP
*Honey of a Time! Tupelo That
i *State Budget Items Should
iHelp Gulf County : .
*Gulf Schools to Graduate
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adjoining lot as well. A Great Buy @
- Treasure Shores Gulfview Lot @
Scenic HWY C30 A, GreenHills,
Gulfview @ $75,000 and $105,900
I Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre +-,
104' x 208' bordering State Park @
Bayyiew on.HWY C-30A, 200'x 217'
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x
Interior on Cape San Bias,
I Commercial, $104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $144,900.
Treasure Bay on C-30, 103'x217' @
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
GULF FRONT IN BARRIER DUNES Fanr.ai.c
Views from this 3 BR/3"5 BA 1800+ sq. ff.
unit -in Bar'rier Dunes. Greaf rental com-
pletely furnished! $449,900. .
120 OF GULF FRONT ON CAPE SAN
BLASI This 2 BP..'lIo 26A home features
red,.ood tidrmg. spaciou, cedar de .s,
FEMt Flood Irsurarce 2 car garage
,rrigaolor sy'lem lush landscaping and
mu-,. more OFFERED FULLY FURNISHED
"FISHERMAN'S PARADISE" 3 acesx
with 250'+ of frontage on Wetappo
Creek includes a 1/2 acre freshwater
pond. 2 deep wells, waterfront deck and
dockage, workshop, new septic system,
and deepwater access. OFFERED AT
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numerous amenities, deeded beach I
access, along with swaying pines and
majestic oaks. Borders conservation
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
209-2.11 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
Military Retiree Tax
The 2002 1099R tax forms for
all Department of Defense military
retirees and annuitants will be,
mailed by Jan. 15 to the home
addresses on file with the Defense
Finance and Accounting Service.
Retirees and annuitants who do
not receive their 1099R forms by
Jan. 31 should call (800) 321-
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
1080 or (216) 522-5955.
Customer service representa-
tives are available 7 a.m.-7:30
p.m. Monday Friday.
Gospel Sing 28th
New Vision Church of God will
host a gospel sing with. the
Sanders Family ,at 6 p.m. CST
The church is located at 109
Bay Avenue in Wewahitchka.
Headlines- From Page 3B
*NFIF Presents, $10,000 to
MBARA to Fund Reef Deployment
eMill Whistle May Blow Again
*County -Names EOC Build-
ings in Honor of'Joe Bearden
*Cohen Fills Vacant Spot For
Wewa Football Coach
*VFW, Auxiliary Conduct
Memorial Day Services at City
Hall and Post Home
*Big River Cleanup and.
Mobile Homes Top Wewa Agenda
*We're The #1 Beach!
For Listing on National Register
*Lisa Curry Named Student of
*School Board Hires
Consultant to Handle Union,
*K.C. Royals Take Wewa's
Brandon Jones in 6th Round
*-*Gulf Relay, For Life Raises
$25,000 to Fight Against Cancer
*North Florida Child Develop-
ment Donates $130,000 for New
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER
MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies
First Baptist in Port St. Joe
will host Anthony Burger in
concert on Sunday, January 5,;
2003, at 7 p.m. ET.
Anthony was nominated fRr
The Dove Award in 1996 and
1997, and received the Southern
Gospel Music I Association's
Musician of the Year Award in
1998,, 1999 and' 2000. -He
performed at the White House'for'
President Jimmy Carter in 1979;
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
247 N. Tyndall Parkway
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
and in the Billy Graham Crusade
in 1994, 1999 and 2000., 1
He currently appears as guest
artist and 'pianist 'for the- Gaither
Vocal Band and Bill Gaither
Anthony is a man of few'
words but through his music, he
shares the grand story of God's
Grace, bringing adoration and
praise to Jesus Christ our.Lord.,
A loveoffering will be taken.
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study .. .... . . .9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ....'. .. 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ...... 7:00 p.m. CT
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbtis St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: Genieral .cmbl, 9:45 'm. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m..
i. ? iirii' W'.rlahp i a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Chpir Practice.6 p.m..* Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"'O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man lhar r;:irerl' in Him."
Pastor David Nichols Church 64"-5026 Home -69-8"25
CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
At 7 p.m. (ET)
Port St. Joe -
everyone to join
them for a
eveningI with, ..
If your church is doing
something of interest to
the community, let them
know! News from
your church 'is
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
t 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S us N mS.eenth Street
Sunday Worship . 10 a.m. een
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School .... .... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School "- C hd' r
*Young Children i
Pastor Rev.1J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/,Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
Sirst Baptist Cliuri
In June the beach at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park was named
by Dr. Beach as the # 1 Beach in the-United States.
*Road Bid and At-Large
Voting Draw Attention
*Pamela Selton Named
Executive Director NFIF
*Mexico Beach Seeks First
*Maclay School Names Middle
School Complex for Jacob C;. Belin
*Lenora Peters Gant Among
Honorees at FAMU
HIndian Pass Invitational
Fishing Tournament Is Set for
June 20, 21, 22
*Horton and Roberts Start
Making Plans for Port
*VFW Youth Essay Winners
eDialysis Clinic Close' to
Becoming A Reality
*Port Theatre Potentially OK
*Gulf County -Properties, Inc.
and. Preble-Rish, ` Inc. Open
Subdivision on Garrison Avenue
*Wewa Board Hears Economic
*Lots o' Scallops
.Judge .Hess Upholds
*2002-03 Budget Funds New.
Veterans' Nursing Homes
*WindMark DRI Underway ,
S31,000 from FEMA .Buys
*Arizona Chemical v Is 'No
'*Gulf Schools Make Grade
*WindMark Breezing Forward
*Stone To Appeal Judge Hess ,'
*PSJ Looking at Garbage
*(See Headlines on Page 5B).
Join us in worship .. .
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening Apalachicola
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurchnet
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe *
Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98 "
4 a ... Panama City
Hwy. Reid Ave.
71H 0 Family Life Church
The Potter's HOuse
S"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SSCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 10:00 AM ..................... Bible Study
Sunday 11:00 AM ................. Worship Service
/ Wednesday 7 PM ......... ....... Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
'- (850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
Broken Spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mendeedl
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE'STUDY
P. Q. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 ,.
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin. Avenue
First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Strbet 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 NURSER PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
+ ....+ ST. JAMES'
++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT-ST. JOE
8 00 a0nd- 1:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00 '
Discover God's Love! r.
BAPTIT *,. CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship' 'Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ; ,
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study'at 7 p.m..
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:
S 382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
102 THIRD STREET PORT
SBrent Vickery, Pastdr'
Buddy Caswell. Beni
Minister of Music & Education '. Minis
ster 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"
"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"
801 20th Street Port SL., Joe 229-6707
'-Dr. Bill Taylor Pastor
Sunday School ..................... .......10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ..................... 6:00 p.m.
P ort St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHUmCH
Sunday School ....... .: 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship ,... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship . . . 6:00 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
Ebyenming worship 7/:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice... 7:30.p.m.
Youth & Children's Director
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
But those who hope,in the Lord
I ., will renew their strength. They
S} will soar on wings like eagles..
Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.,
Casual Attire always welcome
S". '' Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us! (in members'hmes)
Grace Baptist Church Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org
"A Port of Victory"
First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School .. .. . 10 a m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... .. .... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ...... ... .. .. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service ...... . ... p.m.
Give unto the Lord the glory
due His name. W''orship Lhe
Lord in the beauty of tholiness.
Psalm 29 2
Anthony Burger in
Concert at 1st Baptist
9 a.m. Sunday
Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO.
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003 PAGE 5B
From Page 4B
SSell To Deputies, Go To Jail
'Smurfit-Stone Says Check In
*New Art Council
*Scallop Season Starts
*Gov. Pushes Water Quality in
River and Bay
*Carter Named All-Big Bend
*Wewa Board Addressing
OUt-Of-Code Mobile Home
*New Rates Stamps Now At
SANRR For Sale...
*'Ted Whitfield Named District
Logger of Year
*Protect Against Mosquitoes
*Gulf Tax Collector Receives
$2.295 Million Check from
'Mexico Beach Takes First
Step in Visioning Process
*:Free the "Loggerhead 82"
*:37 Students Receive
Scholarships from Langston
SNew Roof for Port St. Joe
*Whaley Resigns As Head of
*4th of July Blast
SCarr Appointed Acting Chief:
Board Approves Amphitheater
*HubZone Workshop July 23
*Mexico Beach Planning to
Sell Parking Lot'Property
*MBARA Builds 5 new Reefs
'Some Changes Made to.
Scallop Festival ,
*Local HGTV "Dream House"
Could Be Your New Home
S GMFC to, Suspend Long
.*Vacationer Drowns at Mexico
'-Mill Coming Down
*Sheriffs Capt. Nu'gent
Dragged and Run Over--But Back
SGulf Values Top $1 Billion
'*Bill Sumner Tabbed for
GCCC Board of Trustees
*Col. New, "New" Commander
at Tyndall Air Force Base.
*Commemoration Service for
*Wewa Man Killed in Auto
*Guards' DismJssh l Upheld by
PERC Hearing Officer
*At Large Voting-Voters
*HUB Zone Workshop Goes
*10-Acre Marina Out Parcels
For Sale by Owner-PSJ ,
'WindMark Holds Open
*Rep. Kilmer Thanks Mayor
*Community Garden Plots
*Commercial Fishermen Meet,
Aug. 6 a o
i 'Saving Boaters" Part of the
Safety Drill at, CCC
*Beach Gets "Bum Rap"
*Decorative Flooring Brings
Business to Beach
*Rep. Kilmer to Kick Off
*Local Doctor Is Charged In
Abandonment Incident Monday
*Second Chance School Gives
*Fishermen Join Forces to
Fight Net Limitations
*#1 Warehouse Comes
Tumbling Down Friday
*Gulf to Benefit. from
$100,000 Grant to Opportunity
Florida from Governor
*Tetanus Vaccine Required
*Gulf Pines Hospital Gets
Healthy Survey Results
*Grace Intermodal Lands
Shipping Contract with
*18 Workers Exposed to Lime
During Mill Demolition Work
*Road Studies Underway
*In The "Market" for Port
*Catfish Classic & Festival
Fri. & Sat.
ers Approve Contract to Seek
. Improvement Grants
*Final Stages of Visioning
Process for Mexico Beach
*Economic Indicators Up
*In This Case, The, Millage
Rate is Actually Less for PSJ
*Saltwater Slam & Classic
End, Highlight Labor Day Weekend
.Public Invited to Test 17 New
*Mexico Beach Looking to'
*Sixth. Annual MBARA
Kingfish Event Set for This
*Gaskin', Park Renovations
Completed Just In Time for
*Murder For Hire
*Star Recognized by FPA for
*PSJ Looking to Annex 25
Acres Near College
Divided Over Money
*Mill Demolition Work Makes
Tons of Scrap
*AN Railways Buys ANRR
*Arizona- Chemical's PSJ
Plant Receives Responsible Care
*Lt. Governor Frank Brogan,
Jr. In Gulf' County Thursday
S*Mill \I1-stle .An Histornc Time
*Teen Court Receives Funds
S*School Health Program
Doing VWell for Gulf County
*Gulf, Franklin and Bay Arts
Council Starts Taking Shape,
*County Comm. Sets
Tentative Rates at 6.575
*PSJ Opens Garbage
'Dist nct/Teachers Hit a
Bump in the Road in Negotiations
*Enrollment Numbers Are Up
'*Mexico Beach Cashes In On.
Duren Property '
*Red Line is Locating at New
Commerce Park Site
*ANRR Sale Finalized
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*Bense In Line For Speaker
*Hanna Causes Little Damage
*Lighthouse Quarters Get $$
*Cylinders Find New Purpose
as Fish Reefs
*Gov. Bush Announces Grant
Awards for VA Nursing Homes
*Gulf County Will Hold
Annual United Way Kick-Off Sept.
*9/11 Ceremony Held
*Local Hospital Joins
Medicare Funding Improvement
*Groundbreaking for Jobs
*PSJ Will Study Scenic
*Gulf Commission Makes
"Little" Change to Budget
Grant Looking Good
'*Wewa Middle School Opens
*Jan Nobles Receives
"Courage Award" for. Gulf Unit of
*Mexico Beach Gets ..New
*Arizona, Chemical Interested
in Using Fresh Water Canal
*Stump Hole Erosion and
Good News From DOT Top
*Funds Awarded for
Renovation of "Old Lunch Room"
*Isidore Comes Ashore.
eDrug Bust Nets $70,000 of
Cocaine and $5,000 in Cash
*Port St. Joe's New Downtown
Directional Signs Unveiled
Mexico Beach Bed Taxes Up
*Local Port Authority
Members Attend Development
*PSJ Close to Contracting
*Birding Festival Takes Full
*Enrollment #s Slip in District
*Mexico Beach Addresses
EMS Needs' .
*Barnes. Named New
*Emergency Beach Clean Up
OK'd by DEP
*PSJ Gets Offer to Develop 2,
Acres of Marina Outparcels
*Teachers/District at Impasse-
over Salaries and Benefits
*FHSAA Proposes Rural Plan
*Stone Container and St. Joe
Seeking Brownfield Designation,
S:for Mill Site
*Bald Eagle Killed
.-'*Tao-LoLpng Time- Residents,.
Yifored lor Contribiotions to
Community: Cubice Laird ard Dr.
Robert King .
*New Christian Radio Station'
at 88.5 FM
*World's First F/A-22 Fighter
Squadron Stands Up At Tyndall
AFB October 25th
*GT Comn Consolidates Bus.
*Flood Insurance Causing
Concerns at Cape San Blas and
*Mexico Beach Moves Into
New City Hall
Slightly Improved for Gulf County
*Wewa Getting $240,000 Fire
*61% Voted in Gulf
'Bay Medical Center Planning
Expansion to Area
*Decorative, Flooring Holds
Grand Opening .
Insurance Agency) Inc.
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T Ross E.Tucker, CLU
Registered Health Underwriter
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whole house. Creating that custom
look for your custom life style. 'We
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Cal Lisa's Interior Detais
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Ke;dico 'Beach, fToriia
*The Buffer Preserve Grows
*Katie Geoghagan Named
Gulf County Junior Miss 02-03
*Blasting to the Future: Mill
*Rural Fire Departments
*Christmas For Kids
Expanded to Include Elder Adults
*PSJ Approves Annexation
*Wewa Library Nearing
*Gaskin, Pierce and Redd
Sworn In; Quinn Named As
eCapital City Bank Robbed
Swear in Traylor and Peters
*Gulf County School Board
Approves Teacher Contract
*Wewa Board Plans to Attend
Apalachicola River Meeting
*County Backs CBRA. Fight
*WindMark Is Breezing Along
*Life Management Center
*Swifty Serve to Sell 500 Plus
PORT ST. JOE
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf County -Water front
lot One of a kind.lot in Windmark Beach. $685,000
* South Gate Subdivision The first gated subdivi-
sion in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at $44,900
* Commercial Property Garrison Avenue/Hwy.
71 $226,512 MLS#90451
*Commercial Property Woodward Avenue/Hwy.
71 $234,788 MLS#92076
* Garrison Plantation A corner lot in the newest
subdivision in Port St. Joe. $41,500 MLS#93212
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot in the newest subdivi-
sion to build your dream home. $34,500 MLS#93213
* Generous sized lots for sale in a well established
neighborhood where new homes are also being
constructed. Very reasonably priced at $24,900.
Ride by today and pick out your lot. Call Carol
Bell at 850-227-4252.
* Port St. Joe Lots on Marvin Avenue.$14,000
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
SRural acreage prcels from 25 acres and up.
Price ranges from $75,000-$571,290.
* Large lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices range from
* Acreage 25 acres and up. Prices range from
* HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft.
road frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch.
Call Patricia Raap. MLS#92599 $35,000
*MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
* HOWARD CREEK 4 lots 400'x1 50'. Call Susie
White. $24,500. MLS#8144.
* The Landings at Wetappo Lots priced from
*Gulf Commission Looking to
Expand Gaskin Park; Considering
Land Swap for Additional 3.76
*Bank Robbery Suspect
Nabbed in Alabama
*Christmas on Coast Plans
*Mexico Beach Swears In New
*Architect Approved for
Renovation Cape San Blas
*Gulf To Bay Highway
*DOT Says No To Turn Lane-
Commission Doesn't Like Answer
*Health Dept. Gets $617,500
Grant; Dentist, Doctor and 2
*Gulf School Board Pondering
Franklin Students Attending Here
*NFIF Donates $25,000 to
Lamar Faison Complex
*Gulf To Bay Highway
*6.6 Acre Marina Out Parcels
Sells-County Challenges City
* East Bay Plantation -Discover Gulf County's Other
Bay. Creek front lots $89,900, Bay front lots
* 4.7 acres on Sunshine Road priced to sell, interi-
or parcel close to intracoastal. MLS#9581.
$60,000. Patricia Raap
* Corner of County Road 386 and South Long Rd.
- Corner of County Road 386 and South Long
Road 16 half-acre + lots are now available. Only
5 miles to the beach! Great for year-round living,
get-away, investment. Possible owner financing.
$25,000 each. MLS#92905. 4 lots to sell are
reduced to $20,000 each.
* Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14 acres,
MILS #91915, $36,630, call Patricia Raap at
CAPE SAN BLAS
* 204' on Cape Son Bias Road, Bay View and just one
block to beach, MLS#94821, $139,900. Preston Russ.
* Piney Woods Beach Lots priced from
$119,000 $399,000. MLS#94059
* Treasure Bay Nicely cleared lot w/ bay view, has
culvert in place. MLS#94619 $49,900 Call Susie
White today 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
* First Tier Lot "C" Flood Zone $180,000
MLS#93083. CALL DIANE PEEVY
* Mamie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offer-
ing 8 private and secluded lots on upland island
on the St. Joseph Bay. Private community with 2
way bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western
facing views in a secluded pristine area.
MLS#94562. Starting at $199.900. Call Kim
* 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 -
* Inferior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
*Gulf Seeking River Sand to
*Christmas For Kids and
Elders Meets $15,000 Goal-Over
600 on Santa's List
*Volunteers Needed for
Smallpox Response Team
*A Christmas Story-Father's
Returns from Afghanistan,
*CBRA Update: No Private
Flood Insurance Carrier
*St. Joe Helping to Protect
(See Headlines on. Page 6B)
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@1999 Century 21 Real Estatle Corporoion and "lrademara,ond servicenirk oF Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.
4BR/2BA Manufactured home situated
-*on. A 1, 2'" creek .beautiful landsco pn'g
a d~a large .-.'orkshop wth kitchen and.
bathroom, large boal ,hed wt.'ith extra
storage Master .suite has bonus room,
.which could be a sitting area or computer
room.. Much too many amenities to men-
tion. Call Susie White 227-4046 or 800-
451-2349. $120,000. MLS#91741.
Port St. Joe-1910 W. Hwy.98-Prime
'Commercial property with many possi-,
,bilities:.'Could be retail store could be
Restaurant; great view.$450,000.00
'MLS#92518 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-
2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ- 197'5 home com'
pletel, remodeled io 2002 home 3br '1 5ba
inside, 1.5ba in 20x26 add 'on(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
7712 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach Unobstrucied
Gulf View across from dedicated -each' Thi- 3
BR/2 BA,1,600sf home sits on a 50'y 90'lot
Pro.perr, could be ;ncomer producirq Upstar:.
and d,:...'ntor: aparimeni.I MLS#94661 -
$335,000. Call Ellen at 850.648.5683
Cape San'Blas Gulf Front 3BR/3BA home
with 85' of gulf frontage w/easy boardwalk
access to beach. Screen deck plus screened
area under house. Home is in. excellent condi-
tion and would do very well on the rental pro-
gram. MLS#93987 $699,900 Call Preston
Russ 850-227-2160 "
1905 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe -3BR/2BA
Brick home with screened in porch overlooking
pool Nice large yard 165'.:1l80' Centrally locat-
ed near schools church, gym and nol far to
dovwnlown Call Carol Bell at 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4252 $159,900 MLS#94667
102 Sunset Circle, PSJ -,3BR 2B brick home in a most
desirable area of PSJ. Carpet throughout home with'
tiled kitchen, bathrooms and florida room. Gas f/p,
twyo car garage, very well landscaped yard, sprinkler
system. MLS#94462. $234,900. Call Susie White
800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.
874 Country Club Road Port St. Joe .
SBfa l: 3 52 "kh.-', .' hoa sits on 9th i-.,.. cf :1. Joe-;
Country Club. Built for entertaining with a mag-
nificent panoramic view of golf; course.
Downstairs renovated in 95' with carpet, tile,
tubs, vanities, and kit. appliances. MLS#94223
For more info, call Carol Bell @800.451.2349
I, Z I" '
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 'cndi-
tion. $648,000 MLS#94565. Call Kim
Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated 'gulf
view! Lot is 50x150. This cottage has plenty
of character and charm. Enjoy the sunset
overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. $350,000
MLS#91023. Call Susie White @227-9600.
* Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South Beach -
Treasure Bay Lot 7, C-30 Road $59,900.
Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$200,000 Susie White.
INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines
Subd., zoned residential/commercial.
Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x452'.
MLS#93994, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
MLS#93995, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30, $99,900.
Sunset Village Located at St. Joe Beach by
Windmarks proposed development. Amenities
include pool, tennis court, landscaped entrance,
paved streets and much more. Lots will be released
in phases.The first release will be priced at
$129,900-$199,900. Call for more details.
321 Texas Drive Mexico Beach 100' x 100'
res. lot. Asking $45,000. MSL #94294
, 107 Ponce De Lean St. St, Joe Beach In first
block of beach 2nd lot from dedicated beach.
Beautifully landscaped has underground elec-
tric run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' 125'
total depth. SUPER LOCATION AND PRICE!
St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on Court
and 370'x125' on Americus. Great opportunity
for commercial or/and residential. $975,000.
MLS#94465 Cal -Ellen Allemore.
LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
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DAVID OAKLEY, L.M.T.
230 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
230 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
* Flexible Hours
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Your business is appreciated!
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The Apalachicola Northern
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Motel St. Joe is going "back
to the future" with original
name of Port Inn. The renova-
tion begun in early 2002 was
expected to 'be completed in
September 2002, but as anyone
who has built or renovated in
Gulf County recently can attest
construction, deadlines are not
set in stone. The inn will be
ready for occupancy sometime
early in 2003.
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The semi-self service restaurant offers
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214 Seventh Street
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Cabinetry For The Entire Home
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003 PAGE 7B
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We Buy Estates!.
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
- 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
1996 Nissan Pickup. 5
speed, AC, excellent condi-
tion. $4650. Call 960-4464.
1987 Honda Prelude. 2 door,
AT, AC, clean, dependable.
Must see. $2250. Call 960-
1992 Chevy Lumina. AT, AC,
4' door, 'excellent condition.
$2650. Call 960-4464. itc/2
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo. 2
'door, AT, AC, V6; excellent
-condition. $4650. Call 960-
1998 Buick Skylark. AT, AC,
V6, 4 door, one owner. New
condition. $3650. Call 960-
1999 Suzuki Esteem. 4 door,
5 speed, AC, 32,000 one-
'owner miles. New condition.
.$3950. Call 960-4464. i.... :,
i1999 Ford Windstar LX'van.-
Spotless clean! Loaded. New
condition. .$6950. Call 960-
11995 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Larado. 4X4 one owner.
S garage, ci,4 door. 70,000
mires. New condfir. 86S Q'.
Call 960-4464. "-1ltclI/2
Harley Davidsdn XL1200
Custom. Low miles. Baby
forces sale. 960-'4464. Itcl/2
1999 Ford Expedition XLT.,
Rear air. Loaded. New condi-
tion, low miles, one owner.
$12,500. 960-4464. Iltcl/2
1998 Buick Lesabre Limited.
Leather, one owner, 44,000
.miles, garaged. $8950. 960-
1987 'Buick Century, 'AC,
runs good, in good shape,
one owner, asking, $1,500
OBO. Call, 827-2719. ltpl/2
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
-1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc. excellent, only 67,
000 miles, nearly new,
$3,200. Call 6t47-931 7., /2
16 ft. Carolina Skiff 1989!
Mercury 40 hp, center con-
sole, fish finder, flounder
lights,, bail, well, runs great!
Asking $3750. Call Jason at
* 850-653-1778. ltpl/2
2001 Yamaha XL700
Waverunner. Like new, low
ours. Trailer, life jackets
and accessories included,
$6,500 OBO. Call 227-4617
leave message. 4tpl2/12
OfleusReid Ave. Street, Port St Joe, FL
2274343 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Por St, Joe, FL 32456
Central heat and air
Carpeting Laundry facilities
.,(352) 472-3952 m
Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. $650,000.
Call for details. 850-229-
Smiley's Day Care
Opening Soon. For more
information call 850-227-
Want entertainment? Need
some help planning your
party? Need a speaker?
Magic, Face Painting,.
Balloons, Games, Music,
Much Morel Call 227-6617.
Gulf View Apartment 2 beds-
room, 2 bath all utilities, fur-
nished, washer/dryer hook
up, $600 month, $300
deposit. Call 647-3363. 2tpl2/i2
2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. i/oa
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.
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-
2 bedroom, 1 bath on 1/2
acre on Hwy. 71 in
2 bedroom. I bath Northside
or Port St .Joe. Call 89.-
3312 tfor information. truii2
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly. Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. ,c a/s
Small Office Spaces for rent..
Call Phil at 227-2112. trc6/2
4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total electric,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
er, washer 'drier hook up,,
central air arid heat. Great
view of the beach. $950,
monthly, $350 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
.Coast Vacaoron Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449 tUfcI'2
MEXICO BEACH Long-
term lease. 2 bedroom, 2
bath unfurnished 2 story
duplex one and 1/2 blocks
from the beach. Limited gulf
view from 1st & 2nd floor
decks. Has w/d, range, ice-
maker frig, d/w, built-in
microwave.: 2. car' covered
parking *on ground floor.
$700 mo. rent, $500 deposit.
NO PETS. 648-6739. 5tpl2/5
St. Joe Beach
WIll BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICES
RV & Boat Storage
PLUS SMALL ENGINE
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
ASK ABOUT FREE
1 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; tfcl/2
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-
2 & 3 BR, long-term rental
units. Call Crystal Sands
Realty 648-4400. tfcl/2
Rental Furrniished 2, bed-.
room, 2 bath Lwith covered
boat dock on the -canal in
Mexico Beach. New
October 1st. $950 a month.
Contact Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast. Realty at
For Lease- Canal front home
in Mexico Beach. 3 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath, dock with cov-.
ered lift, Florida room,
screened porch, garage,
much more.- $1,200 month.
108 38th Street, Mexico
Beach. Call 227-1490. trfe/2
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
,Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
L* New elra la. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., 'ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets. ,
Small 2 'bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
One bedroom apartment,
wa4-ir dryer hookup. Call
229.677.7 after 7..PM.t .ec1/2
Apart./Homes. for Refit: :'- 3
for rent in Mex.'Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more irfo. tfcl/2
2 bedroom 11/2 bath apart-
ment, energy- efficient on
South Hwy. 71, $425 per
month. Call 639-5102 for
more information. tfcl/2
2 bedroom, extra' large
kitchen dining large living
room. central heat, AC. car-
port and storage shed. CallL
.850-229-9766 or 229-8211.
-ask for Russ. tfcl/2
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St.. PSJ tfcl/2
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cal John Reeves at 229-6374
a "-rt St. Joe Lodge No. 111
G '.:' Communidation 1st &
,-_ _d Thursday of each mo.,
8:00 .pm., Masonic Hall, 214
Reid Ave. Tommy Davis, W.M.-
Bill Jordon, Sec.
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
Robert E. King DDS
325 Long Avenue
HJ-urs By Appointment
Secretary To represent the
Practical Nursing program at
the Gulf/Franklin Center.
Must be skilled in Microsoft
Office programs, able to work
independently in a profes-
sional manner, possess
skills. Requires a high
school, diploma or equiva-
lence. Sal an range begins at
$8.43: Deadlinre to apply is
January 15, 2003. Apply at
Human Resources Office,
Gulf Coast Community'
College, 5230' West Highway
98, Panama City, FL 32401.
GCCC is an EA/EO employ-
er. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW.
We rner has immediate open-
ings for entry-level semi dri-
vers. No experience .neces-
sary. Earn 35K-45K first year
plus benefits. 15 day CDL
training is now available in
your area. For a solid new
career call today! 1-877-214-
Roofers Needed. Must have!
transportation & phone.
Work in St. George, Cape San
Bias area. Call 215-9300.,,
Part Time Receptionist in
busy physician's office, 2-3
days a week. Drug Free
Workplace. For more info call
229-1616 ext. 110. 2tp12/26
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking one (1) individual
-to fill full-time%
forty (40) hours per week,
at the Five Points Landfill,
,Port St. Joe, FL. Applicants
must meet the following cri-,
teria: Be a :higli school grad-
uate or equivalent; Able to lift
50 pounds: Possess a valid
Florida Driver's License; Pass
a physical and drug test
Applications will be available
at the Gulf County Public
SWorks/Solid ,. .Waste
Departmient- "'10"011 10th
Street, Port St. Joe, Fl-
32456, Monday through
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to, 4:00
p.m. ET or can be down-
loaded from the County's
website at www.gulfcounty
government.com. All applica-
Duons wial be accepted ,until'
Fndav. January 10. 2003, at
4:00 p.m., at the Gulf County
Public Works Department.,. If
you have any questions,
please contact Joe Danfo d,
850-227-1401o r 850-227-
3696. Gulf County' enforces a
Drug Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
SOpportunity~ /Affir mat i e
Action Employer. 2tcl12/26
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227- 7322.
406 Reid A'e.. Port St. Joe.
LI' I / 2
GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone 'aL Mobile
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. tfcl/2
Help needed immediately.
Great place to work Apply rin
person at The Old Flour Mill,
226 Reid Ave. or Ia.\ resume
to 404-627-961.. tfcl/2
Part Time Cashier needed
for 1/2 day on weekends.
Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
Trading Post. tic I/2
Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
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. -
I IV' I N1 ZI- zi
Small Engine Repair
Parts. Blades, Engines
Joble Barfield 639-3600
Go-Cart for sale, 5 HP, 2
seater. $400, Call 899-3312.
Eight Lesson Bible
Learn how to. become a
Christian & nothing else!
SSend Srour name & address
Ato: Bible Study. PO:Box 929;
* Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
EASY LAND HOME (- Low
c rates low down. Call 522-
"9303 or 527-1463. tfcl/2
DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle ,or nothirig down on
mobile home, 'land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little, as '$500 doWn,vi two
years' on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights.
New 2448 '3 bedroom, 2.
bath, air, heat, professionally
- set up and serviced, 10 year
wa-rarnot. 832 500. CJal 522-
9300. tic I /2
j. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
'Ft. 32456" 1
Authorized Sales Center
UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane,
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing, out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends, tfcl/2
NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfcl/2
ZERO DOWN Is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easv
Qualhf-ing. Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
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.
NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At. discount, prices.
No mionev down. Call 650-
522-9300 or 650-527-1463.
Lot For Sale. beach front, lot
5, WindMark Beach '
. $975,000. Call 770-740-
2 lots '3rd block. St. Joe
Beach. 75x150 each. Septic.
tank, well. spnrnkler. electri-
cal pole, cleared, fenced.
$100K Both. Call 647-6275.
By Owner 2000 doublewide
mobile home on 1 acre in
Stone Mill Creek, Wewa. 3
bedroom, 2 bath, living
room, den. fireplace.
"' '$70;000; Call-39-.3921 .....
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, tfcl/2
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,
rngaton system heated out-
side: shower, large open
porches and balcony and
enclosed screen porch offer
Contact Pe%-ton Yon. Realtor
8S-523-7407 Toll Free.., ....
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professioniat Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
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OUR DOCKS SURVIVED .PAY TO C- R DOESN
THE STORMS! PA TO UT CORNERS.
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) &50-653-2098
Tired of Being Treated Like Everyone Else?
Try Working with Us!
HealthCheck, Incorporated, located in Mexico Beach, is seeking 2 highly motivated team play-
ers with a minimum of 2 years hospital billing experience. Applicants must be familiar with
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vacation and free gym membership. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified appli-
cants mail resume to: HealthCheck, Incorporated, P.O. Box 14165, Mexico Beach, FL 32410 or
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[N,';GR P !&- 2 2A
Mexico Beach St. Joe Beach
Homes and Vacant.Larid.
Ask for Joan Lovelace. Your
Beach Realtor. Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 648-5767.
INDIAN PASS South Palm
Street NEW gulf view 4 bed-
room 3.5 bath under con-
struction. excellent location
and urrung to select the fin-
ishing touches offering excel-
lent rental opportunity with
beach access, Large 4 car
under house parking, irriga-
tion, system heated outside
shower, large open porches
and balcony. offer pic-
turesque sunsets. S.369.000
MLS#t 94616 Contact Peyton
Yon, Realtor 888-823-7407
Toll Free. 4tp12/19
FOR SALE BY OWNER -
38th Street, Mexico Beach.
New Beach side Townhome,
3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet,
all new appliances. Gulf
VieW, just steps to beach and
City Pier. S195.000. Possible
owner financing. Call 850-
229-7827 or 770-479-0331.
Nita's Home mane axes -
Made to order. Will deliver in
Wewa area. Call 639-6407.
'Do you need ary fiber glass
work done? Nojob to big or
small, free estimates. Deckor
boats. Fiberglass repair. Call
639-6360, 227-4621 or 819-
SExperienced Handyman -
Painting and light duty
References available. Call-
Elvin Peak at 227-7820..1 2/12
Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependable!! Can provide ref-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. l.f 1'2
WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-Walls at
SAY YOU SAW IT
IN THE STAR!
Termite & Pest Control,
*Termite Treatments Restaurant
S Motel Flea Control ,*Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
1s cializing in Vacation Rental Properties
I PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products
One Call Moves
Port St. Joe
C R. SMITH
& SON, INC.
* Monthly 1
Serving 7The Community Since 1976
O THE J. LESTER
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
AVTIwTINI A ATALITY RTLRVDICEV TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments
Feasibility Studies Finances
Eminent Domain Estates Tax
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty
Jackson Counties Specialty Assignments State 1
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321-B Reid Avenue Port St. Jo:,FL]
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All TypeB Dependable Service
*-Top Ousality Productas f
* Residential *Custom Wood
* Commercial ,Industrial '
A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimales
EIN#5931 15646 (850) 647-4047
Port St. Joe, FL
ROGER STOKES You Could Reach
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR 12,000 Readers
647-3328 With This Ad For
Free Estimates RF0066770 As Little As
PLUMBING REPAIRS $3.75
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Office: 850-229-6018 Fax: 850-229-8976
Complete Service For Septic Systems
Repair Drain Fields
One call does it all for your septic problems!
'Srm u n' CO( 0,sri n since, J1 c 6
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220,
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
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'SALES & REPAIR,
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112
vEmergency 'Service Available
/Warranty Work For All Major grands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON
ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL LICENSE ER001992, RA 54218
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.
Heating & Cooling
Sales And Service
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce
State Lic. #RA0066486,
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
* SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS UV LIGHTS
* SERVICE AGREEMENTS ZONE CONTROL
* MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES ICE MACHINES
S" New & Existing Homes"
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operatqr
FL Lie. # RA0067062
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
I ROORNG WORK
18 Years Industrial Experience
Certified 6G, X-RaN
24 Hour Lic#566
Emergency John 229-5445
No Job. .:
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
Trucking Tree Service
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Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
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furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refnishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
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FIX UP FOR SALE
Get Ready for Winter!
D&C Home Repair
"All Types of Repair".
Drywall Painting Carpentry
Winter Rates! No Job Too Small!
647-8052 or 899-3203
REPAIR AND REMODELING'
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
Service & Antennas S
(( 6331 Georgia Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 )
Call (850) 647-3171 |
Cell (850) 899-1061
( Carpet Cont1ry
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
Y 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
".Af :."_ 7-4 41 f ,tr en / r oand
STEAM CLEANING SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA
601 & Spct-
Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Pressure Steam Cleaning
Lee's Lawn Care &
Residential & Commercial
Free Estimates Will Beat Any Price
147 Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach, FL
Port St.s Fl J0%
Concrete Landscdpe Borders
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TLC Lawn Service
"Every yard needs a little TLC"
g Sprinkler Systems
rtilizing Installed & Repaired
* Free. Computerized
* Chemicals Parts
* Liquid Chlorine
SAbove Ground Pools
Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Yours Today!
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(across from post. office)
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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
850-647-8963 A 850-227-6131
Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
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SHUTTERS & I-,IG I
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING,
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
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FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS
227.5986 OR 639.2942 ANYTIME .00,
NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INGC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport
Buy Direct From
Manufacturer And Save
*Bahama Accordion Shutters
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850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile
RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSED & INSURED
ALSO CLEAN ASPHALT ROOFS
Pressure Washing Special:
ANY HOUSE $125
Landscape & Turf Management
Commercial & Residential ,
Total Landscape Solutions induding : Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You Can Count On
*SNODU LLIF TR EE....ITRHAULING
* DUMP TRUCK........DIRT HAULING i"
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Soasfal Deig & dahdceape, SOh.
,,. -Your total landscape solution!
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Landscape design & implementation, wells & irriga-
- lion system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
We offer services from land clearing to
WE DO IT ALL! A
Give us a call for a free quote!
Serving 77Te Community Since 1976
Tree & Limb removal
44 ft. lift
Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580
*TRACTOR & BUSH HOG
/ Make your
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank ,h:nly, MB.A
LAWN ^ iL^^ANDWOK:
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL o THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2003
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