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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: January 16, 2003
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Pushing Back
Photos & story Pg. 1B
Shipping Out
Photos & story Pg. 4A

Employee of Year
Pg. 3A

3-Yr. Contract Pg. 6A
PSJ City Board Pg. 3A
Wewa City Board Pg. 5A
M.B. Vision Plan Pg. 8A
Griffin Certified Pg. 5A

Obituaries Pg. 6A
Top Scholar Pg. 7B
Law Reports Pg. 12A
Worship Choices Pg. lOB


PSJ Moves


Forward on


Brownfield

Prompts- Discussion
on Future of Port

Port St. Joe city commission-
ers voted to move forward with
efforts to have' the old mill site
and adjacent property placed in
the Brownfield program.
As has been previously
reported, the Brownfield program
focuses on addressing environ-
mental concerns and issues while
putting property back in use thus
generating jobs within the
impacted area. It does not allow
the property owners to circum-
vent cleanup or other responsibil-
ities at the site. Rather, it
expedites the process as the prop-
erty owners. and governing agen-
dcies work jointly through the
program.
During a special session of
the- PSJ city commission last
Thursday the board agreed to a
letter of intent submitted by
Smurfit-Stbne. and the St. Joe
Company. According to Attorney
Tom Gibson the letter generally
outlined what the property own-
ers want to do with the property.
Options listed in the letter
included residential, commercial
and industrial development, as
well as port facilities.
Gibson said this is "a prelimi-
nary step" in the Brownfield des-
ignation process.
As the discussions continued
PSJ Mayor Frank Pate pointed to
the one seed of concern that
seems to be brewing: the location
of the port.
Pate said that his first choice
for a port site is the current
Smurfit-Stone location, but if it
didn't work out, then the second
choice is better than nothing. The
second choice he was alluding to
was the option offered by the St.
Joe Company to relocate the port
on St. Joe property north of
Smurfit-Stone's mill site.
Tommy Pitts, Port Director,
said the Port Authority was fully
supportive of the Brownfield
effort, although he voiced concern
over how the port fit into the pic-
ture. He went on to point to a let-
ter received from Smurfit-Stone
Vice President Leslie T. Lederer.
Lederer was responding to a
* letter sent to him from the Port
Authority in which they were
seeking clarification on the future
use of the old mill site property.
In his response Lederer said,
"Stone Container is determined to
develop the property in a manner
which will optimize the value to
both Stone Container and to the
City of Port St. Joe and Gulf
County."
He continued in the letter
stating that Stone and the St. Joe
Company were working together
to potentially form a joint venture
to develop the site owned by Stone
Container. The letter states that
the development is contemplated
to include commercial and resi-
dential projects than the develop-
ment of the site as a port. He also
noted that he was aware that the
St. Joe Company has offered to
work with the Port Authority on a
port site other than the Stone
Container location.
Pitts pointed out that St. Joe's
second site option might face
problems being permitted envi-
ronmentally or with cost to con-
struct.
During a phone interview
with Lederer Tuesday afternoon
* See Brownfield on page 6


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by Tim Croft
There must be rock beneath the
sand;
I'll be (danged), this town still
stands. "This Old Town" by
Janice Ian and Jon VeZner.
The hulking giant that loomed
over a town, at times like a gold
mine, at others like an albatross,
is now largely rubble.
The town, meanwhile, still
proudly stands, eager to emerge
from the shadow that has domi-
nated the landscape for decades.
On Friday evening and Sunday
morning the mill site seemed to
breathe its last gasps of life in
spasms of flash and thunder.
Demolition crews reduced the
red-brick pulp stock tank, a huge
digester, boiler structure No. 7, the
bleach plant and Kamyr tower to
rubble over the weekend, as,,hun-
dreds watched with bittersweet
emotion.
They lined U.S. 98. arid
watched as mill structures gave
way to the ocean, symbolic of the
passage from company town to
tourist destination.
"It's a symbol of change," said
Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert.
"It's a tie to the past and a
harbinger of things to come.
Grudgingly, or happily, depending
on your point of view, we are mov-
ing in another direction.
"It's been a landmark situation
for this community. This (past
weekend) the mill was what it's
always been, a conversation piece
for this town."
Many of those conversations
on Sunday morning,, as cars and,
people sandwiched U.S. 98 once
again, wafted ,on the ether of mem-
ory.
Men recalled sitting along the
I-beams of No. 7 to watch the sun-
set, of spending 'many freezing
hours in the structure during the
cold, windy winter months.
They recalled using the 11
floors of No. 7 or the eight floors of.
No. 9, which was, imploded in
November, as personal treadmills,
getting hours of exercise by walk-
ing the steel stairs of either boiler
structure.
"I probably crawled over every
inch of that place," said Boyd
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sad day' but I'm glad to see it go ate. See MILL storage 9B and oth
because better things are coming." A way of life that slipped away e *
in 1998 when the mill closed for er photOS throughout this issue.
The past remains a tug away, the final time, only to leave behind o' t ii
however., still, tender wounds.


Former mill workers waxed .
longingly about the. wages the mill
provided and about a way of life
that bound a town more tightly
than steel cable, connecting fami-
lies' with a life thread .that: only
company towns know or appreci-


"It's like standing there seeing
your house ,go up in flames," said
John Reeves of Sunday's explo-
sions. "It was bittersweet."
"That's going to be tough, driv-
ing that road and not seeing those


Early Head Start Program Gets


$780,000 in Federal Grant Funds


by Tim Croft
In a symbolic sense, it could


be labeled dollars for twine.
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Shane McGuffin, rightreceives plaque designating him as the County
Employee of the Year from Commission Vice Chairman Carl Fox.


percentage of county children
received considerable reinforce-
ment recently in the form of a
$780,000 federal grant.'
North Florida Child
Development, which operates cen-
ters in Wewahitchka and Highland
View, received the grant to bolster
its Early Head Start program.
The money is divided into
three primary pools: $361,200 for
major construction; $226,800 for
major renovations to existing facil-
ities and $200,000 for equipment,
supplies, playground construction,
etc.
The money will allow NFCD to
boost the number of available slots
for services through Early Head
Start from the current 40 to a
maximum of 100 by August of this
year.
"It's very exciting," said
Sharon Gaskin, president and
CEO of NFCD. "(The grant process)
was competitive, very competitive.
"And we get to spend all the
money here on our children. Based
on community needs assessment
and statistical date through the
Health Department, the need is
there."
The expansion of services will
also mean .more jobs, possibly as
many as 12 new positions, as
Gaskin makes some organizational
changes and tries to fill center
manager and teacher spots.
Where the capital dollars will
be spent has not been determined,
Gaskin said.
It will hinge on a thorough
assessment of needs and
resources and consultation with
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR





Bidding The,



Mill Goodbye]
North
2003 has started off with a bang. Workers with Con- said i
trolled Demolition, Inc., completely changed the skyline at surm
the mill site in a matter of a few seconds on Friday after- times
noon and Sunday morning. I sti
On Friday "Pregnant Alice", the brick pulp stbck tank, decla
and the digester building came tumblifig down. Then, on gon.
Sunday, No. 7, boiler,. the Kamyr. tower and bleach plant 973
came down in a cloud of dust. him-,J
Several minutes after the final blast Sunday morning. comii
when all the dust had settled, one could see St. Joseph Bay "1
from atop the overpass relatively unobstructed. your
d h havee
It was kind of eerie how much change occurred in such hav
a short time. After all, for as long as I can remember there ing a
has been a big ol' paper mill between me and the bay every about
time I've crossed over the overpass. Now, for all practical ..strea
purposes, it's basically gone. certa
The CCC Group has done a'fantastic job of expediting'-. the e
the demolition process. According to Ferrell Allen. local pro-
ject overseer, the firm might even be a couple of months
ahead of their projected schedule for completion.'..
Npw, I don't know of a soul around here who was hop-
-ing that the mill would shut down when 'it did.'so, back in
August of 1998. But, now that the final decision is made
'and demolition is under way, everyone .I'talk to, including
former employees, is saying the, sooner i6ts gone the better.
We have definitely embarked on a neiw era. As I've stat-
ed More than once in this space, it's absolutely incredible
how far we've recovered in such a short time.
A few weeks ago, when The Star'sent but this month's
statements, we included, a calendar produced in our own
commercial printing branch which featured a photo of the
first major implosion and a sequential series of smaller pho-
tos showing boiler structures 5, 6 and 9 coming down. ,
These were the photos associated with the picture we
-tabbed the #1 photo of 2002; I thought 500 of these calen-
dars would be enough to meet our needs. I was wrong-so
we produced 'another 250 feeling sure this would. be
enough. Well, M6nday afternoon we did 250 MORE and I'm
still not sure we've produced enough. .
#. The calendars were definitely a hit.. Igues.wh.en ypou
-'stop and think about it a lot of f6lks around herespent the
best years of their lives pegging out a living within the con-
fines of the mill site. So, I shouldn't be surprised that folks
would want this piece of memorabilia.
Over the next several weeks we'll see the mill site almost
totally cleared of every little bit of evidence that a paper mill
occupied that space for about B65 years. But, etched into the
hearts of a lot of people in this area are memories that will
not fade away for a long time to come.,
I'-e talked _with several people who'have said they didn't
go and w-atch the mill implosions because it hurt too much.
One in particular said she cried when the first implosion
occurred and her son had a difficult time understanding
why her emotions ran so high.
The .CCC Group has understood throughout this demo-
tition process just how..deep emotional attachment's run.
They have done a great job of informing the. community
what was taking place and when. They have'included folks
in their planning, as. Friday and Sunday's implosions
demonstrated, and they have, invited everyone to come and
watch when-possible. :'- ,
Smurfit-Stone made the right choice when they decided
on this group for the demolition work. They have helped
make telling the old mill good-bye a special event.":


H44,4C DICo, w1 W4, KC4 by Kesley Colbert


Keeping a Promise...


Destination." The petite
west Airlines counter lady
it with such a flat monotone I,
ised that this wasn't the first

she had proffered the remark.
raightened my back and
red proudly, "Portland, Ore-
I'm going to visit my Uncle F.
ou see, I went out there in
and I have been promising
for 30 years.now that I was
ng back out to-"
Picture I. D. Have you left
luggage unattended, do you
any weapons,, are' ou carry-
ny contraband...."
don't reckon she realized I fly
t as much as Halley's comet
ks across the sky and she
inly had rin way of grasping
enormity of this trip for me.


I don t remember the first Lime
I ever "laid eyes" on Franklin D.
Kennedy. It was at a family gather-
ing l m sure of that. And he was
laughing. I'm dead sure positive of
that! Laughing was what he did
bes,
i don't remember hie without
him. He was always there. Like my
Mom. Or my Dad. When I was a
kid he was a lot older than me. But
as we grew the years seemed to
narrow. He would point out with a
laugh that ten years is really not
all that much. He looked more like
my brother than my uncle.
As a matter of fact, most every-
where we went folks thought we "
were brothers. I took great pride in
that! F. D. was a, man "to ride the
river with." When some unsuspect-
ing. soul would ask if we were,
indeed, siblings he would grab me
around the neck, pull -our heads
close, together; grin-and say,
"Guess which one of us is the older
brother?"'.'
Every once in a wh il e if you are
lucky, or blessed, someone comes


along who lifts your life just by
being close by. He makes you a
better person just because he is so
good. He enriches all you do by
how upbeat, positive and prncely
he approaches every aspect of life
In my growing up years F. D. was
that guy for me.
He was Mother's youngest
brother. And he spent a summer or
three around our house. He
wouldn't let Leon beat on me. You
talk about an instant friend! When
Leon complained to Mother about
.me tagging along F. D. would inter-
cede on my behalf. He would
always take me with him."
Every time!
He included me in everything
they did. You cah't imagine how
important that was when I %was five
and F.' D. was fifteenL He would
look me right in the eye when he
talked to me-like I was the most
important person in his world. And
he didn't "just take' me along"
mind you, he made me feel that I
was the very reason for the trip in
the first place.


You talk about being my
hero-wasn't no one else even
close!
I was wailing for the connect-
ing flight in Memphis when the
elderly lady in the adjacent seat
asked if I traveled much. "No
ma am. I nm going to visit my uncle,.
out.m n Portland. Il'e been telling
him for thirty years that I was
coming."
"He must be a special uncle for
you to be going all the way out to
Portland." .
"Ma'am you don't know the
half of it! He let me drive when my
feet just barely touched the .gas
pedal. He taught me how to play
every card game known to man.
And a few tat I think'he madeup
along.the way. I :used to go on
dates with him. He'd buy me those
Moon Pies and big R. C.'s til )ny
stomach would near bout burst.
He would t let me marr' until he
could 'check the girl out first. You
can see I'm pretty important ,'to
him."
My boarding announcement
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


I Remember When The Church Bought Its First Bus...


I SEE WHERE THE group of
young people have returned from
their snow, skiing trip. The'First'
Baptist Church take's -group on"-
the trip each year in their
church bus.
They evidently have a ball.
-TIhe kids who .go on the trip, I
-mean. They don't.get to go skiing
around here. No snow!
My momma was a member of
'.the First Baptist Church. 'She,
and a group of elderly women sat
on the "amen pew" and sort of
ran things. She taught the inter'-
mediate boys Sunday School
class for years.
She 'drug all five of us boys
to Sunday School and church
every Sunday. I knew better than
to play hooky from church. The
punishment would be far greater
than if I had skipped sdhpdll
I was a member of the
church too, 60 years ago, and
was a pillar of the young peoples
department. .
Of course, 'I'm. a charter
member of the Long Avenue Bap-


tist Church, now.
'Thie churiich -auditorium 'was:
acr-oss the street from where ilt is
now, in a story and a half brick
building. It stayed there until.
the church built theif new audi-
torium several years ago.

I REMEMBER WHEN. the
church bought its first bus.
It wasn't for carrying groups
to greetings and such, including
trips t? the mountains to' allow
the young people to snow ski.
Actually, I don't think the
old bus would make it to
Blountstown without breaking
down. f :.. \vas" a .
That first bus 'was an old


well-used school bus someone
.had ..discarded and tossed on the ,.
garbage heap. It was that bad;.
This was in the final days of
-World 'War II, when you couldn't
buy a vehicle of any kind. If you
found one for sale, you couldn't
get the gasoline or tires to run -it
on. das.was rationed with a fam-
ily"'car being allotted three gal-'
lons a week and tires were unopb
tainable.
t' The church needed that bus'
to haul people to and from
church.
I was the driver and .my
friend, -Luther Carden, was the
*other' driver. Luther is' retired
now; after being both a pastor


and with the So6uthern Baptist
Convention, where he was a:
Sunday School lesson editor for
many years.

THAT OLD BUS HAD .ades-
ignated mechanic, too. He was
Duffy 'Lewis,rn mechanic 'for the
nowdefunct M. G. Lewis & Sons
Garage. Duffy and his father and
brother, 'had the International
and the Hudson agencies here in
town.
Duffy had' a regular job each
Monday morning, repairing the
old bus. It would make a run
and spend the next week being
repaired!
I would get up every Sunday
morning and make my rounds.
I'd go to Highland View; then to
Kenney's Mill (the giant sawmill
community which was located
where the Wastewater Treatment
plant is now); then- on to Oak
Grove, to pick up people .who
wanted a ride to church.
r I liad regular' customers as
riders, since this was the only


way they had of going, without
using up some of their precious
gas!

'I .SAID THERE WERE no
tires available and the, old bus
didn't have good tires, either.
One Sunday morning, after I
picked up the last of my passen-
gers; I was tooling along on
Highway 98, on my way, to the
church,, when one of the "may-
pops" we were using for tires,
popped!
Then, one time we had ven-
tured to Carrabelle, to take a
load of youth over 'there to a
rally. Getting the old bus that far
from its home base was an
adventure.
A gaggle; of wires were hang-
ing down, from underneath the,
dash, some were being used and
, others weren't.
All of a sudden, some of the
wires began sparking. I thought
the sparks were only a reflection
of spots in the road, reflecting
up through the holes in the floor


of the bus, so I kept driving.
The next day, Duffy had to
replace all the wires on the bus
and told me I was lucky it didn't
catch fire and burn.

THE OLD BUS was dilapi-
dated and long since had been
worn out, but we used it and had
fun with it.
I don't know what the
church ever did with that old
bus, but I know it served its pur-
pose just as long as we .could
keep it running
We had only the First Baptist
Church,' the Methodist Church,
the Presbyterian, a very small
Episcopal Church and Catholic
, Church in town;, during those
days, so if there wasn't a church
in your neighborhood, the bus
was a necessity.
We finally were able to buy
tires for the bus, but by that'
time, others were able to operate
their. family cars for transporta-
tion.


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McGuffin Named Employee of the Year


Judge McClellan Welcomed
The 14th; Judicial Circuit's newest judge, the Honorable Hentz
McClellan, was honored with a reception on Tuesday in the upstairs
reception room at the Gulf County Courthouse. McClellan, a native
of Calhoun -County, has been assigned to serve Gulf County on the
.circuit bench. He ran unopposed for the CIrcuit Court seat in
9September, succeeding Judge Russell Cole, who retired. The recep-
tion was hosted by William J. Rish, Ralph Rish, Douglas
Birmingham, Michael Hammond and Charles Norton.


Kesley.

.came and as I headed to the ra
SI hollered back over my should
'l "Ma' am. they don't make em a
better than F. D. I should ha
been out to see him way betf
now!"
As time, and life, settled
both of us he would come to v
and we'd eat and play cards a
sit up all night talking about ]
Zion, Uncle Womnack, fishing w
:!a 30-30 rifle, "borrowing" wat
i elons, driving across America
; Volkswagen, the weather in'
i great northwest. And we woi
laugh. Boy, how we would laugh
For me, it was still hero w
ship. I don't care what the age!I
one else was even close!o
SAs the plane, rose over,
mighty Mississippi I got to thin
1 ing on some of F. D.'s stories. I
ten, he could tell a story bet
than anyone I have ever know
Me and him would live throt
some hair raising event he got
Sinto-and, no'matter how hard
Sitried, at recounting time, his v
sion was always better than mt
Always!
And I cherished every .wo
every moment.
He'd about drive you ni
talking about his children. He v
the biggest man on family six
Noah and the flood. He and Ai
Thelma had about sixteen kid
And I got to hear the exploits
each. Several times I think tha
why I enjoyed the trip out there
much in 1973. I wanted to ,
where everybody slept. I wanted
, see how he fed that "herd". I wa
ed to tell them the story about
and F. D. rabbit hunting in 1
snow. I wanted to look each
them right in the eye and .ma
them feel important. I wanted
love each of them as much as thl
Dad loved me.
You can't sleep on a plane.
mind pondered over how it wod
have been if me and F. D. had li'
next door to each other all the
years. I thought about the time
reached to call him and someth:
would come up. He had no way
knowing how often I thought
him, how many times a happen
right before me would spark
memory of something he'd said
done. Listen, I've started to go s
him a thousand times but I'd ha
a deadline or Cathy's sister v
getting married or one of the bi
would have a ball game.
As those wheels touched do
at the Portland airport my thi
year wait ended. I hugged At
Thelma, children, in-laws, visit
from Idaho, cab drivers, At
Adell, strangers bringing food
the house, a big ole black dog.
F. D., always said you ca
beat family!
b The next day I walked in
Attrell's Chapel in Newberg, 0
gon. I couldn't stop the tears
stood before him. It was the fh
time in my life I'd known him
to be talking. I thought of a rot


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Tuesday evening.
At the top of the agenda was
recognition of the Employee of the
Year, presented by Commissioner
Carl Fox. Gulf County Emergency
Medical Services Director Shane
McGuffin was named Gulf County
Employ. of the Year and pre-
sented a plaque expressing the
board's appreciation for his ser-
vice.
Comm. Fox pointed to
McGuffin's involvement in youth
activities and service to the med-
ical needs of people within the
community "beyond the call of
duty" as qualities that earned him
this recognition.
Fellow board members echoed
Fox's statement and also gave
additional thanks to all, of Gulfs
EMS personnel for the services
they render to the county.
Stump Hole Relief
Erosion problems at Cape
San Blas around the Stump Hole
area may be getting a little help.
Commission Chairman Jerry
Barnes reported to the board that
he and County Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler had met with rep-
resentatives of DOT and DEP to
work through problems in dealing
with erosion at Stump Hole.
During the last storm event
work crews and emergency offi-
cials found themselves watching
the road erode away, but because
they did not have a permit to
repair/protect it felt they had
their hands tied.
Barnes told the board that the
county now had permission to
respond to such a crisis, and get a
permit after the fact if the situa-
tion dictates.
Chairman Barnes and Butler
also got permission from the
board to seek grant funding to
study the area and evaluate long
term solutions to erosion of the
roadway in that area.
Jarrott Daniels Road Bridge
Meeting
Butler informed the board of a
planned public meeting concern-
ing the replacement of the bridge
on the Jarrott Daniels Road. The
Wetappo Creek Bridge is sched-
uled to be. replaced beginning in
July 2004 and according to DOT's
letter it will take approximately
oe year to complete the work.
The meeting will be held on
January 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. CT at "
the Old Gulf County Courthouse
in Wewahitchka. '
One item of particular con-
cern to some area residents is a
sentence in the meeting notice
stating-the road will be closed to
traffic in the vicinity of the con-
struction for the duration of the
project.
p e Transfer Oak Grove
Water System
Commissioners unanimously
agreed to transfer ownership of
the Oak Grove Water System over
to the City of Port St. Joe.
The county recently paid off


bonds financing the system which
has been operated and main-
tained by PSJ since it was built.
Following recommendation of
Administrator Butler the board
agreed to give the system over to
the city understanding 'the city
would be responsible for the con-
tinued maintenance and opera-
tions.
In Other Business


Named Jay Rish, Richard
Brenner, Bill McGee, Allen Cox
and Billy Joe Smiley to the LDR &
Comprehensive Plan review com-
mittee.
Agreed to move forward with
a request from Comm. Billy
Traylor to name the Dead Lakes
Park a wildlife refuge.
Accepted a $25,000 funding
offer from the Dept, of Community


Affairs to help revise the county's
comprehensive plan.
Agreed to begin measures to
place a sheriffs substation at
Salinas Park.
Expressed thanks to search
and rescue personnel, law
enforcement and volunteers who
have continued to aid in the
search for a missing Bay County
man feared drowned.


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On the final Sunday of
December, Jayce Sellers was bask-
ing the holidays and looking for-
ward to his 28th birthday the first
week of January.
Then his country called.
*The call was expected, even
eagerly anticipated, the sequence
of mental preparation already initi-
ated.
That, however, isn't to say that,
Sellers was entirely happy when he
heard that telltale r-r-r-i-i-n-n-n-
n-g-g-g-g-g.
"I was expecting it, but until
the call hits you don't take it real-,
ly seriously," Sellers said. ..,,
So, instead of r-eturning'to col-'
ltege'tflthe~early days of Jan uary.
Sellers was encamped at Fort
Stewart in Georgia along with hun-
dreds of other Florida Army
National Guard troops.
A sergeant, Sellers is part of
Alpha Company, Third Battalion,
124th Infantry, a light infantry
unit.
They. are part of the largest
ever call-up of guardsmen as the
country moves inexorably toward
war with Iraq while also lactn-'
down the global threat olf terrcnsmn
and a potential conflict in North
Korea.
Sellers of Port St. Jbe and his
unit based out of Tallahassee were
among several units from
.,Northwest Florida which spent the
latter part of the holidays bidding


farewell to loved-ones.
Not knowing where they might
be going, or how long they might
be gone.
'."It's very scary," said Sellers'
girlfriend Kim Odom. "It's hard to
be with someone and then have
them leave.
"He got the call on Sunday and
he was leaving the following week-
end. 'In that week's time I had to
prepare for him to leave and not
know where's he going or when
he's going to be back."
S This isn't the first time since
he left active duty in the Army that
his country has enlisted Sellers'
.,sweat, sinew and expertise,.- ..
In September of 2001, Sellers
was part of-r a deplso:)menflto
Bosnia, where the military has for
several years tried to keep a land
riven with ethnic tension from
imploding into anarchy and blood-
:shed.
His tour in Bosnia started on
Sept. 10. The terrorists of Osama
Bin Laden struck Sellers' home-
land the next day.
The World, and Sellers' mis-
sion, changed, perceptibly.
"Our purpose was the same
but we started doing some anti-
terrorist work, preemptive strikes
and snatch-and-grab operations,"
Sellers said, -noting that many,
muhajadeen, Muslim fighters,
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attacks tweak the military mission
in Bosnia, they instilled a deep-
rooted resolve among the men and
women charged with carrying that
mission out.
"We were a lot more angry,"
Sellers said. "There was a real
sense of payback. We didn't want
to cause any unwarranted dam-
age, we just wanted to do our job.
We took our job a lot more serious-
ly."
Sellers' hitch ended in March
of last year and he returned home
and went to work at Boyer's Signs,
which is owned by his father, .
George Boyer, and step-mother.
Sellers' grandmother is Doris
Montford of Beacon Hill, his
grandfather the late Tommy
Montford.
As he worked at Boyer's, help-
ing to design many of the signs
adorning the area, Sellers was
preparing to return to college, one,
of the primary reasons he joined
the National Guard in 1998 after
finishing his stint in the U.S.
Army, which he entered in 1993.
"I was going to finish college
and they help you with that,"
Sellers said of his joining the
Guard. "And I wasn't ready to stop
doing the fun stuff. I wasn't tired of
doing .the fun stuff."
So, ,as the drums of war
sounded louder during the sum-
mer as the U.S. and United
Nations engaged in another men-
acing dance with' Iraq, Sellers fig-
ured he would get another oppor-
tunity to do that "fun stuff."
"I was excited," Sellers said. "I
was looking fo-ward to it."
Tamping that enthusiasm,
however, was his blossoming rela-
tionship with Odom, his family
and the reality that a military call-
up isn't precisely the image con-
jured up by the phrase "holiday
surprise."
"You understand you'll do the
call when it comes," Sellers said.
'The real world doesn't take a
break for the holidays. I try to look
at it as I was lucky, I got a
Thanksgiving and I got a'
Christmas.
"I try to look at things opti-
mistically instead of pessimistical-
ly."
Which fairly sums up his out-


look on the possibility of engaging
in war in Iraq.
Sellers is due to ship out for
somewhere in South Asia in the
coming weeks. His ultimate desti-
nation and mission he does not
know. Even if he did, he couldn't
tell anyone back home.
There are apprehensions,
about what's in store for him, how
his family and girl are bearing up,
but he is where he wanted to be,
doing what he loves to do.
"I didn't have any problems
with getting the call," Sellers said.
"I wanted another deployment.
"There is some anxiety over
what (the Iraqis) are capable of,
but I was already geared up. I had
a mind-set that this is what's going
to happen."
For the loved ones he left
behind, the key is being a rock for
Sellers, cherishing the phone calls
which will become more scarce
when he is shipped overseas and
keeping his mind focused on his
job by giving him no worries on the
home front.
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NECD partners, such as the Gulf
County School District, the Gulf
County Health Department, the
School Readiness Coalition, Elder
Services and Early Childhood
Services Inc., of Panama City.
Those existing partnerships,
Gaskin said, were a key reason for
NFCD securing the grant.
"We are going to have to look
at our resources, the facility sites
available, our options and the
partnerships available," Gaskin
said.
"By blending our dollars we
'can make our dollars go further
and make it accessible to all chil-'
dren."
Although the proposal has yet
to come before the county School

"It's very important to be
strong for him," Odom said. "I
needed to be strong for him, not to
break down, because that's what
he's going to remember about me.
He doesn't need any more wor-
ries."


Board, one likely scenario would
be using ,the capital funds.to add
classrooms and renoate the facil-
ities at Highland View and
Wewahitchka. '
"We're looking for some good
things to come out of (the grant);'
said School Board chairman Billy
Quinn Jr.
Early Head Start focuses on
assisting mothers and their chil-
dren from conception to ages 3-4,
when Head Start and pre-K pro-.
grams take up the cause.''
Through Early Head Start
mothers and children can' tap into
a spectrum of services, nearly afll
health;related. ;`
From mental' health,'pre-natal
care, parenting assistance and
classes and nutritional counseling-
Early Head Start targets the timn
in life when the brain is growing as
it will not at any other stage of
development.
"It's the significant part of tihe
brain development that -is getting
all the attention right nowi"
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2003


SWewahitchka City Books


In Good Shape-Auditors


by Tim Croft
Wewahitchka city commission-
ers received a generally positive
report on the'city's books during
its regular meeting on Monday
night.
In sharp contrast to the audit
for,fiscal year 2001, the city was
found in good stead for the 2002
fiscal year recently ended, with no
new deficiencies and clear evi-
dence that city staff has done a
yeoman's job addressing past defi-
ciencies.
"We came out extremely good,"
said city manager Don Minchew.
"There were no new write-ups. The
city's accountability was much,
much better.
"It was one of the better audits
I've gotten anywhere."
Among some nine areas of
deficiency noted in last year's
audit, the city was found to have
corrected five and are working dili-
gently toward correcting the
remaining four, the auditor
* informed commissioners.
Those areas included segrega-
tion of duties, fixed assets control
and adoption of new federal audit-
ing guidelines.
Another, utility billing, was
addressed in some measure
Monday night when commission-
ers voted to stop issuing final
notices before delinquent utility
users have services cut off.
In other business during
Monday's meeting:
Commissioners voted not to
fine the owner of a trailer which
was brought into the city and set
up on Old Transfer Road.
County building inspectors,
believing the site was in the coun-
ty, had inspected the trailer and
issued the owner a permit.
However, the trailer was actu-
ally on- the side of Old Transfer
which is within the city limits.
Commissioners 'accepted the
county inspection and decided not
to fine the owner.
',, "It was an. honest mistake,"
Minchew said..
Approved a landscape design
conceived by Jason Flowers for the
new library arid agreed to send the'
purchase of the plants, some
$8,000-$10,000 worth, out for bid.
The landscaping, including
plants, will be funded by, a
$49,000 Florida Department of
Transportation grant for traffic
enhancement around the library.
Commissioners on, Monday
also approved a $4,800 work order


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to Preble Rish for design work on
new sidewalks around the library
complex.
Using money from the DOT
grant, the city will replace broken
sidewalks on Second Street and
install new sidewalks on Court
Street and Third Street bordering
the library.
The pending opening of the
library will be celebrated in two
events this month.
From 2-5 p.m. CST on
Sunday, Jan. 19, there will be an
Open House at the library. The for-
mal grand opening will take place
the last week of the month.
1*o Minchew informed commis-
sioners that Preble Rish is about
50 percent finished with prelimi-
nary design work on the expansion
of water and sewer systems in the
city limits.
The city is pursuing grant
funding for the project.
Commissioners learned the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection permits
had been received for work at Lake
Alice Park, including a new pavil-
ion, bathrooms and playground
equipment.
With the required permits in
hand, the city will now seek state
permission to proceed on the
work, which will be funded by a
state parks and recreation grant.
The city is currently advertis-
ing for bids on the necessary
architectural work.

AARP Monthly
Meeting Fri.
The Mexico Beach AARP
-Chapter will hold its regular
meeting on Friday, January 17, at
the Civic Center, at 1:00 p.m.
(CT). Bob Bates, Tyndall AFB
Chief of Natural Resources- has
been scheduled as the guest
speaker for the meeting.
Any person who is 55 years or
older and a member of the AARP
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residents from the local area and
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Join in and become a part of a
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She bolstered the education
component of her certification
work at workshops held by in
counties throughout the state.
Those workshops provided
opportunities to brainstorm with
other Supervisors of. Elections,
meet and discuss issues with vari-
ous vendors and to discuss the
,issues presented by a new federal
elections, bill passed last year by
Congress.
"We are way ahead of most of
the other states" in meeting the
requirements of new 'legislation,
Griffin said, noting that the state
has already discarded punch-card
ballots and addressed some of the
requirements on voter education
and get-out-the-vote efforts.
She said discussions with
other Supervisors drew a sharp


est son, Joe, had one of those new heat pumps.
When her old furnace finally gave up after more
than 20 years of service, Joe tried t6 talk her into ,
a heat pump. The chilly feeling she got when she
visited n Joe's home'
was enough to con-
vince her to stick with Gas Furnaces
a gas furnace. She Average Life Span 20 y
may not have under- Gas heat
stood that Joe's heat .
pump was just an air Average monthly bill $
conditioner acting in pump avera
reverse and actually Gas is the fi
put out air cooler 70% of new homes
than her skin temper-
ature, but she knew
his house felt cool and drafty' even though the
thermostat said it was 70 degrees.
Then Joe tried to convince her by arguing
his electric heat cost less. They compared utility
bills.
Grandma's gas bill averages $106. Joe's elec-


contrast between the problems
experienced in other counties and
the relatively pain-free elections
here in Gulf County.
"It makes me love my county,"
Griffin said. "I just love that I'm in
Gulf County, the best place in the
world. It made me appreciate my
county and the people I work
with."
To maintain her state certifica-
tion Griffin must undertake at
least 24 hours in continuing edu-
cation.
In the meantime, she is also
gearing up to achieve her federal
certification through the -national
Elections Center.
Once Griffin earns that federal
certification she will be a Certified
Supervisor/ Registration
Administrator.


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Supervisor of Elections


by Tim Croft
Voting in a democracy is a pro-
cess of education, learning about ,
the issues and the candidates.
So it only stands to reason
that achieving the best as a
Supervisor of Elections is all about
education,
Just ask Linda Griffin, Gulf
County Supervisor, of Elections.'.
Griffin recently became a State
Certified Supervisor of Elections,
the culmination of dozens of hours
of continuing education combined
with two years of experience con-
ducting elections in the county.
"I just learned more," Griffin
said of her decision to pursue her
state certification, which is not a
requirement .of her office.
"It makes me a better supervi-
sor. I'm more informed so I can
better inform the public."
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of Supervisor of Elections, which
recently held its winter conference
in Crystal River, where Griffin was
awarded her certification.,
Griffin's continuing education ,
began with a four-day orientation'
in Tampa shortly after she took
office in January of 2001.
Actually, she was one up on
George W. Bush, who did not learn
he was President of the United
States, until, the final day of
Griffin's orientation.
Those initial education. ses-
sions provided classes on manag-
ing staff, budgeting and personal
relations.
"There were a lot of different
'things they offered," Griffin said.
Griffin also earned credits
toward certification for her experi-
ence in the Supervisor's office. She
also had to serve two years as
Supervisor and conduct. a general
election.
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she thought.
Grandma stuck to her guns. She bought
another gas, furnace, knowing it would keep her
warm, comfortable and cozy for at'least another
20 years and do it
for about 40% less
Last Longer money each and
ears, 14 for heat pumps every month.
s cheaper She also knew,
cheaper but as mothers do -
106 37% less than heat wouldn't say that
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from the repair man.
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Grandma made the same choice as 70% of
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School Board and Teachers Sign 3 Year Contract


by Tim Croft
The Gulf County School Board
formally approved a new three-
year contract with its teachers
during its regular monthly meeting
on Tuesday evening and received
an state audit report that under-
scores the financial tightrope the
district is currently traversing.
With all the language finalized,
the approval of the contract teach-
ers was a mere formality. The
framework of the, deal had been
brokered weeks ago.

Brownfield
-From Pg. 1
he stated, "We're (Stone) not com-
mitted to anything at this point
except to achieve the highest and
best value possible for the prop-
erty."
The Port Authority currently
has a lease agreement to use the
Smurfit-Stone docks through
2004.
The Port Authority also owns
3.9 acres adjacent to PSJ Marina
which was purchased for port'
usage, and 22 acres across Hwy.
98 and along the Industrial Road
which is earmarked as a storage
or possible staging area,
The 3.9 acre port site was sold
with a buy-back clause which the
St. Joe Company can exercise.
According to St. Joe Company
local representative Clay Small-
wood, the St. Joe Company has
agreed to work with the Port
Authority.
During interview Smallwood
stressed the importance 'of
preparing for the long term and
that the St. Joe Company felt the
site north of Smurfit-Stone was
best for the long term develop-
ment.
He added, "We'll (St. Joe)
stand forward with the Port
Authority and lobby for money
and development of that site."
'When questioned about the
port during Tuesday's Gulf
County Commission meeting
Smallwood told the board, "We
(the St. Joe Company) definitely
think there needs to be a port."
The Port Authority and City
will meet at 4:00 p.m. Thursday,
January 16, at the fire station
meeting room to further discuss
the port.


The key provision of the deal
involved salaries. The most senior
teachers in the district received a 4
percent bump in pay, while the
rest of the rank-and-file received 2
percent above the annual incre-
mental increase this year, rising to
3 percent on July 1.
The district will continue to
pay $225 per month toward each
employee's health insurance.
School .Board members and
Deputy Superintendent Temple
Watson Superintendent Jerry
Kelley- was in .Tallahassee -
thanked the union for its work
with the district and expressed the
desire that the recently-completed
negotiations serve as a, spring-
board for better relations in the
future.
The Board will take up the
contract for support personnel, a
first for the district, in the coming
weeks.
The report from the state
Auditor General provided stark
insight into the tide of various eco-
nomic factors that threaten to
swamp the district's books.
In particular, the audit noted
the steady erosion in the district's
unencumbered fund balance, a.
result, in part, of declining enroll-
ment and rising terminal leave
costs.
"Continual decline of the
General Fund's unreserved/
undesignated fund balance is an
indicator of financial instability
and of major concern to District's
management," the report read in
part. ,
IRising insurance costs are
also eating at the district's solven-
cy.
The' audit showed no
reportable conditions, deficiencies
or non-compliance.
In other business taken up in
a light agenda: d e
In an effort to address that
shrinking unencumbered fund
balance, the Board approved a pol-
icy change aimed at shoring up the
"rainy day" fund.
The policy states that the dis-
trict will aim to build a unrestrict-
ed fund balance equal to 5 percent
of annual revenue, minus categor-
ical funding.
To reach that goal, the
Superintendent will each year
budget 5 percent of the target
amount to the unrestricted fund
balance until the goal is met.
*If the Superintendent does not
reach that goal in a given year, he


or she will submit a written expla-
nation as to why it was not possi-
ble.
The policy is a goal, not a
requirement.
The Board approved a
request for a $1,000 donation, to
Port St. Joe High School's Project


Graduation.
The dollars will provide four
$250 college scholarships to be
awarded during the all-night
locked-in alcohol-free drug-free
night of celebration.
District officials were served
Tuesday with papers regarding a


lawsuit brought against the dis-
trict by a former student/athlete.
Timothy Givens brought a civil
action alleging battery, negligent
infliction of emotional distress and
racial discrimination stemming
from, an Oct. 3, 2000 incident
while Givens was playing for the


Port St. Joe High School football
team.
.Givens sued the School Board,
*Kelley as Superintendent, high
school principal Chris Earley and
football coach Chuck Gannon.
He seeks more than $15,000
in damages.


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Barnes, Commissioner Jerry
Blair; Rachel
Chambers, Cullen
Core, Mr. & Mrs. George
Costin, Leonard C.
Costin, Marie
Crosby, Mr. & Mrs. John
Duncan, LeRoy & Marilyn
Eubanks, Kay


Faison, Carol
Horton, Mr. & Mrs.jpayid
Johnson, Joyce C.
Langston, Dr. David


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Lawrence, Mr. & Mrs. Steve ,
Magidson, Mr, & Mrs. Mel
Peters, Jr., Commissioner Nathan
Portside Trading Company
St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary & Education Center, Inc.
Shoaf, Mr. & Mrs. Stuart
The Alfred I duPont Foundation
The Entrance
Thomas, Mr. & Mrs. Roger
Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Van Vleet, Debra
Watson, Mr. & Mrs. Temple
Wells, Reverend & Mrs. Larry
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy
Williams, Winston D.
Worley, Mr.& Mrs. Chuck
Yon, Ann
IN KIND
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
Hooper, Debbie
Roberson-Friedman, PA
St. Joe News Network
The Star Publishing Company
Williams, Ann Sealey
IN MEMORY OF
Lupton Family, Charles
Maddox, Captain Fred & Miss Zola
May, Betty Otto
McNeill, Gypsie A.
Porter, Ned & Louise
Ruffin, Jr., J. F.
Stone, Jesse V.
Stone, Silas R. "Mickey"
Swatts, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Ralph A.

IN HONOR OF
King, Dr. & Mrs. Robert E.
Maddox, Dave & Sara
McCollough., James
McColloughs, The Phillip
McColloughs, The David
Stone, Mrs. Monica L.


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Allemore, Norman & Ellen
Blacks Island
Captain Black's Dive Center
Cunningham, Julia
Donna Spears Realty
Duren, George & Hilda
Gardner, Arch & Sadie
Hambrick Construction Co.
Jones, Dr. Elizabeth C.
Manausa, Trent & Mary Lou
Nelson, Dr. Tim ----
Piergiovanni, Dale & Geraldine
Port Realty
Port St. Joe Lions Club
Ramos, Victor & Janis
Rish, Ralph
Taylor, Rick & Libia
Wewahitchka State Bank
Wilkinson, Layman


THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES ARE ALSO
ACKNOWLEDGED FOR THEIR SUPPORT
OF THE CAPE SAN BLAS PROJECT:
Gulf County Tourist Development Council
Miller Charitable Trust
Northwest Florida Improvement Foundation
St. Joseph Historical Society



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Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King on Monday,
January 20, at 5:00 p.m. at the
Washington Improvement Group
Community Center.
The youth' championship
basketball tournament will take'
place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday,
January 20. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
The Florida State Conference
of NAACP Branches will host its
annual state developmental
training/board meeting January
24-25, in Fort Walton Beach.
Please contact the local NAACP
Branch at 229-8515 to attend"
Enrollment is $25 per person.
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by Tim Croft,
The" vision is coming into
sharper focus.
Mexico Beach officials this
week received a draft copy of a
vision plan crafted by consultants
hired by the city.
The plan comes forward after a
series of public meetings and
workshops held last fall and weeks
of information exchanges between
city leaders and the Tallahassee-
based consultants.
The plan, which cost the city
roughly $50,000, is essentially a
potential guide to the future, sug-
gesting projects, proposing possi-
ble changes to the-city comp plan
and LDR and providing sugges-
tions for tapping into state and
Sedera, funding sources to under-


write some of the proposed pro-
jects.
It is not a set-in-stone man-
date, but one vision of what the
city could look like in five, 10 or 20
years.
A copy of the plan is available
for review at- City Hall during nor-
mal business hours through Feb.
10.
Citizens are urged to stop by
and look over the document and
provide any comments on the
available sheet.
Comments, where applicable,
will be rolled into the final draft of
the vision plan. -
"We are encouraging everyone
to come down and look over the
vision plan," said Mayor Kathy
Kingsland. "We need comments
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(from the citizens)."
In other business during
Tuesday's regular monthly meet-
ing of the City Council:
Councilmembers heard a
presentation from the Bay County
chapter of Students Working
Against Tobacco (SWAT) in which
the city was urged to adopt a.
tobacco product placement ordi-
nance.
The ordinance, which has
been passed in 24 counties and a
number of cities around the state,
mandates that tobacco products
be displayed only behind a store's
counter.
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take action on the proposed ,rdi-
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Vision
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nance but told the students they
would consider it in the near
future.
The council heard from engi-
neers with Preble Rish on a num-
ber of city projects.
Work around City Hall should
be completed late next month. The
permit application for work at Pier
Park has been submitted to the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection and per-
mits should be received by late
February.
Road paving at the business
center is nearly complete, with
some striping, painting of direc-
tional arrows and landscaping
remaining on the to-do list.
Councilmembers heard from
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year, Howard said, the Community
Development Council receives
145-150 inquiries for information
per week.
Since the Dream Home special
aired, the CDC has averaged 60-80
inquiries per day.
Inquiries concerning possible
tours of the Dream Home, which is
under lock and key, should be
directed to The St. Joe Co., at 850-
523-2018.
Additionally, Howard said the
local access cable channel will
begin airing an outdoors show
sometime next month.
The show, hosted by Danny
Grizzard, would likely run 60 min-
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The Trio, composed of Martha
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Gherardi, contrabass, both
former members of the Caracas
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audience who were invited to
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be performed in. this year's
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25-9 lead by intermission, but
was outscored 21-14 in the


The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
broke into the Class 2A girls' state
poll this week with a #6 ranking.
The Lady Sharks improved to 12-
1 overall and 3-1 in District'3-2A
play with wins over Apalachicola
and Liberty County this week.
PORT ST. JOE 62, APALACHICOLA 26
MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
raced out to a 34-11 lead by half-
time, and held off the Apalach-
icola Lady Sharks in the second
half for a 62-26 win Monday
night.
The Lady Sharks (11-1)
outscored Apalachicola 28-15 in
the second half;
Gekeela Clemmons led all
scorers with a game high 22
points, five assists, four steals
and two blocked shots. Lydia
Watkins had -21 points, 12 re-
bounds, four assists and two
blocked shots; while Kayla
Jeffers9n added 17 points and
seven rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 11 23 14 14 62
Apalach 6 5 9 6 26
PSJ (62)- Lydia Watkins 21,
Kayla Jefferson 17, Gekeela
Clemmons 22, and Shawna Bond
2.
AHS (26)- Candace Varrnes 3, Liz
Green 4, Latoya, Fennell 8,
Sleneida, Cumings 6, and
Denisha Allen 5.
PORT ST. JOE 39, LIBERTY Co. 30
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH
The Lady Sharks revenged a
48-46 early season loss to the
Liberty County Lady Bulldogs
Tuesday night with a 39-30
victory in a District 3-2A game.
The Lady Sharks picked up their
,.,sixth, -!consecutive, win. of.. the
season, and improved to 12-1
overall and 3-1 in district play.
Port St. Joe jumped out to a

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Shawna Bond lays in two points in Tuesday night's 39-30 win over Liberty
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Lady Gators Fall to Munroe


WEWAHITCHKA 12, R. F. MUNROE 41
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators suffered a 41-12 District
3-A loss to Robert F. Munroe
Friday night in Wewahitchka.
The Lady Gators trailed 20-2
at halftime, and were outscored
21-10 in the second half.
Britney Grice led the Lady
Gators with six points.
Score by Quarters
Bobcats 14 6 8 13 41
Gators :0 2 4 6 12
WEWA (12)- Brandi Sasser 2,
Kayla Rich 1, Britney Grice 6, and
Megan Whitfield 3.
RFM (41)- Becca Vanlandingham
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Post Three Wins; Now at 12-3


Port St. Joe will travel to
Ocala this weekend for a tourna-
ment. The Tiger Sharks will play
West Port in Ocala at 8:30 ET on
Friday; then play Leesburg in
Bellview at 3:30 on Saturday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 30 13 6 13 62
Rams 13 9 8 17 -47'


PSJ (62)- Raye Bailey 12,; Bo
Lenox 6, Antonio Smiley 2, Deion
Henry 2, Woodrow Cherry 16,
Terrence Chambers 7, Dennis
Warren 12, and Don Jecha 2.
LCHS (47)- Peterson 17, Corgile
3, Hogan 1, Parrish 4, Barrium
18, Carlos 2, Goodman 2, and
Richter 2.


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Woodrow Cherry slips past Gator Jamie McCorvey for two of his game high 16 points.


The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #5 in Class 2A, improved
:to 12-3 overall on the season and
3-0 in District 3-2A with wins
over Wewahitchka. Greensboro,
and Liberty County this past
week. The. Tiger Sharks also
extended their winning streak to'
10 games.
PORT ST. JOE 64, WEWAHITCHKA 25
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9TH
4T The Port St. Jo 'Tger Sharks
cruised to their eighth consecu-
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Dome," defeating county rival
Wewahitchka 64-25.
The Gators, returning only
one player who had seen much
playing time on last year's team.
were clearly outmanned by the
Tiger Sharks.
Port St. Joe went to its bench
early, but still managed to build a
19-5 lead by the end of the first
quarter, and extended it to 31-7
-by intermission. The Tiger Shaks.-
continued their dormnance in the
second half, outscoring the
Gators 33-18.
Woodrow Cherry led Port St.
Joe (10-3) with a game high 16
points. Dennis Warren followed
with 13 points, while Don Jecha
added 11 points respectively.
Will Owens led the Gator- (2-
7) with nine points.
Score by Quarters
Gators 'I5 2 4 14 25
Sharks 19 12 16 17 64
PSJ (64)-. Raye Bailey 5. Bo
Lenox 4. Antonio Smiley 2. Deion
,Henry 2. Woodrow: Cherry 16.
Terrence Chambers 4. Thomas
Webb 6, Dennis Warren 13. and
Don Jecha 11.
WHS (25)- Codi Poe 4. Jon Curt s
Gates 6, Will Owens 9, Januie
McCorvey 4, and Allen Easter 2.
PORT ST.' JOE 60, GREENSBORO 46
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH
The Tiger Sharks, ranked fifthL
in the latest Class 2A state poll.
picked up their ninth straight wmin
Saturday night with a 60-413
victory over :Greensboro in a
District 3-2A. game,
.. Port St. Joe (11-3, 2-0)


jiimped out to a 23-16 lead by the


for the Tiger Sharks.


end of the first quarter, and led
31-24 at halftime. In the second
half, the Tiger Sharks pulled
away, outscoring the Bulldogs 29-
22.
Raye Bailey led all scorers
with a game high 20 points, 12
rebounds and five assists.
Woodrow Cherry followed with 19
points and five rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 23 8 22 7 60
Bulldogs 16 8 13 9 46
PSJ (60)- Raye Bailey 20, Bo
Lenox 6, Deion Henry 2, Woodrow
Cherry 19, Thomas Webb 6,
Dennis Warren 6, and Don Jechat
1. ,1
GHS (46)- Gainous .5, Rhett 5,'
Reese 12, Wilson 8, and Telfarie .
14.

PoRr ST. JOE 62, LIBERTY Co. 4,7
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14TH
: The Tiger Sharks picked up
their 10th consecutive win Tues-
day night with a 62-47 victory
over Liberty County in a District.
3-2A game.
Port St. Joe raced out to a 30-
13 lead by the end of the first
quarter, then outscored the
Bulldogs 13-9 in the second to
take a 43-22 lead by intermission.
-Liberty County otitscored the
Tiger Sharks 25-19 in the second
half. .
Woodrow Cherry led Port St.,
Joe with 16 points. Raye Bailey
and Dennis Warren each followed
with 12 points each.

Gators Defeat

52434 Monday
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" The Wewahitchka Gator-4
dropped to 3-8 overall and 1-3 in
District 3-A this past week. The
Gators suffered a 64-25 to Port
St. Joe on Thursday; defeated
Carrabelle 52-34 on Monday;
then lost to Apalachicola 84-43 in
Tuesday's district game.
..,WEWAHITCHKA 52, CARRABELE 34
MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH
.The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-7 on the season
with' Monday night's 52-34 win
over Carrabelle. The Gators
jumped out to a 22-7 lead by
halftime, then outscored the
Panthers 28-27 in the second
half.
Will Owens .led Wewahitchka
with a game high 21 points. Jon
Curtis Gates followed with 18
points.
Score by, Quarters
Panthers 5 2 20 7 34
Gators 8 14 13 15 52
WEWA (52)- Trinit Myers 5, Jon
Curtis Gates 18, Will Owens 21,
Jamie McCorvey 6, and Allen
Easter' 2.
CHS (34)- Milton 9, Barber 5,
,Joseph 6, Jochim 1, and Ford-


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E ve ng Wewahitchka's Jon Curtis Gates had'
. x points for theta Gatorsti'Thsrsday's
am 13 64-25 loss to Port St. J2o.


WEWAHITCHKA 43, APALACHiICOLA 85.
TUESDAY,. JANUARY 14TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 3-8 overall and 1-3 in.
district play with Tuesday night's
85-43 loss to Apalachicola.
The Gators trailed 36-24 at
halftime, then were outscored 49-
19 in the second, half..
Jon Curtis Gates led the
Gators with a game high 21
points. Will Owens added nine
points. .
The Gators will travel to
Blountstown Thursday night;,
then 'will host Bay High on
.Saturday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 20 16 27 22 85
Gators 12 12 9 10 43'
WEWA (43)-' Trinit Myers 4, Jon
Curtis Gates 21, Will Owens 9,
Jamie McCorvey 4, Will Strange 2,
and Allen Easter 2.
AHS (85)- Evanis 19, James 2,
Rochelle 2, Floyd 7, Williams" 6,
Ross 17, Polk 17, Williams 13,"
Allen 5, and Turrell 2.


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game high 21 points in their 52-34
win over Carrabelle; then added nine
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Jan. 16 Blountslown Away 6.00/7:30 Jan. 24 ACA Away 4:00
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Jan. 23 Chattahoochee Home 3:00
Jan. 24 Aucilla Away 3.00
Jan. 28 Sneads Away 6-00/7-30
Jan. 30 Liberty County Away 5-00/6:30




Varsity Boys Basketball
Jan. 16 Blountstown Away 6:00/7:30 Varsity Girls Basketball
Jan. 18 Bay Home 6:00/7:30 Jan. 16 Bay Away 5:00
Jan. 23 Chattahoochee Home 3:00 e
24 e e Aa Jan 23 Chattahoochee Home.* 4:00
Jan. 24 Aucilla Away 3:00 2 *
Jan. 28 Sneads Away 6:CO,/7 30 Jan 24 ACA Awaye ,4:00
Jan. 30 Liby C Awy Jan. 29 Arnold Home 5:30
Jan. 30 Liberty County Away 5:00/6:30


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During March of 2002
Mitchell Wayne Wilder was
arrested in the Overstreet area by
the Gulf County Sheriffs office for
manufacture of methampheti-
mine. The case was later turned
over the the federal authorities.
Last week he was sentenced to ten
years in federal prison followed by
five years of probation.
Correction: Jessica Jamerson
listed on January 4, 2003 as
arrested for burglary and grand
theft should have been VOP for
burglary and grand theft.
On January 8 Deputy Ross
Yowell stopped to help a lady
whose vehicle had broken down.
Deputy Yowell was giving the lady
a ride home when dispatch
notified him that the women, Lisa
Karr of Mexico Beach, had


warrants from Ohio for violation
of probation for possession of
cocaine. Deputy Yowell transport-
ed Karr to the Gulf County
Sheriffs office where she is
awaiting extradition to Ohio.
On January 10, Deputy Larry
Hightower stopped a vehicle
driven by Steve Craft in the
Wewahitchka area. Deputy
Hightower determined that Craft
was under the influence of alcohol
and placed him under arrest for
D.U.I. When Deputy Hightower
searched Craft's vehicle he
discovered a bag of marijuana.
Craft was taken to the Gulf
County Jail and charged with
-possession of marijuana and
D.U.I.
On January 10, Investigator
Tom Godwin arrested Jackie
Alderman of Kinard on charges of
forgery and uttering, a forged


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check. Godwin determined that
Alderman had taken a checkbook
from an elderly lady in the
Wewahitchka area and had
cashed twenty-four checks on her
account. Alderman was charged
with twenty-four counts of forgery
and twenty-three counts of
uttering a forged check. She is
currently in the Gulf County Jail
awaiting her day in court.
On January 11 Deputy Shawn
Butler stopped a vehicle for
having a headlight out. When the
vehicle was pulling over he
noticed the rear passenger act like
he was, trying to hide something.
under' the seat. After making
contact with the driver he received
consent to search the vehicle. He
found a loaded .25 cal. pistol
under the rear seat. He placed
Kristopher Pickleheimer under
arrest for possession of a
concealed weapon and possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon.
It was also discovered that
Pickleheimer was on probation in
another' county for lewd and
lascivious battery on 'a child. His
probation officer is currently
getting a warrant for his arrest.
On January ,11 Deputy
Malcom Garrett responded to a
disturbance call on the Dam Road
in Wewahitchka. Upon his arrival
he found that Richard Daniel and
Martin Nuss,had been involved in
a fight. Both were placed under
arrest. Nuss was charged with
aggravated battery and affray;
Daniel was charged with affray
and possession of a firearm
'(pistol) by a convicted felon.
On January 13 Deputy James
Newsome and Tim Wood observed
Raymond Driesbach III standing
on Martin Luther King Blvd. The
officer knew there were warrants
for child support and stopped and
placed Driesbach under arrest.
While searching him they found a
pipe used to smoke crack cocaine
in his back pocket. Driesbach was
taken to the Gulf County Jail and
booked, on child support and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
On January 13, Deputy
James Newsome and Investigator
Jake Richards stopped a vehicle
on Highway 98 and Third Street in
Port St. Joe. As the vehicle was
stopping, they observed, the
passenger put something behind
the seat of the van. They received
consent to search the vehicle from
the driver and found a cigarette
-carton behind the passenger seat
with a bag of marijuana and two
bags of cocaine in it. They also
found a pipe, to smoke crack
cocaine& and a rock of crack
cocaine in David Sherman's
jacket pocket. Both were taken to
the Gulf County Jail. Steve
Sherman was charged with
possession of cocaine, possession
of marijuana and possession of
paraphernalia. David Sherman
was charged with possession of
crack cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Officer
Jimmy Stephens of the Port St.
Joe Police Department assisted oh
the traffic stop.
Recent Bookings...
January 6: Risa Henderson,
35, of Port St. Joe, worthless
checks; Jeffery Knight, 32, of
Monroe, LA, worthless checks;
Fred Adkins, 42, of Wewahitchka,
VOP-DUI.
January 8: Walter Robinson,
Sr., 45, of Apalachicola, VOP-
burglary dwelling.
January 9: Phillip. Davis, 32,
of White City, grand theft; George.
Thomas, III,. 27, of Port St. Joe,
child support; Lisa Karr, 36, of
Mexico Beach, no valid driver's
license, VOP-possession of
cocaine (Ohio); Reginald Wilson,
23, of Port St.-Joe, FTPF criminal
mischief sale of cocaine; Joseph
Antal, 54, of Panama City Beach,
FTA-DUI; Michael Lolley, 24, of
Milton, VOP-grand theft; Jackie


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felon; Kristopher Pickleheimer,
20, of Cantonment, felon in
possession of firearm, carrying
concealed weapon; Kristen
Garcia, 18, of Port St. Joe, failure
to pay fines DWLSR; Timothy
Stewart, 42, of Port St. Joe,
aggravated battery.


Alderman, 25, of Kinard, forgery
(24) and uttering (23); Steven
Craft, 43, of Port St. Joe, DUI,
possession of marijuana,
possession of paraphernalia;
Tyson Pittrman, 23, of Port St. Joe,
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January 11: Martin Nuss, 36,
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battery, affray; Richard Daniel,
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Pushing Back The Ocean


by Tim Croft
With the gulf waters lapping
ever closer to their back doors,
homeowners in the White Sands
subdivision are enlisting new and
unique technology in the battle to
save their homes.
In doing so, they hope to
establish a benchmark for the
county, a project that others could
emulate in the ongoing tussle
between man and the sea.
"We want a project that
becomes model," said Ray Golz, a
homeowner on White Sands Drive
who essentially has a cliff of sand
out his back window.
"If we construct a project that
works with this technology that
would set a standard for the coun-
ty."
The technology is called
ProTecTube II, an evolutionary
leap forward 'from the more com-
monly known GeoTubes that have
been used to armor beaches
around the country.
ProTecTube is a soft "sand
bag" sort of device which can be
filled with water for immediate pro-
tection and then sand for more
permanent protection against
wave erosion.
ProTecTube, made of a patent-
ed fabric, consists of three con-
joined tubes that are laid but in a'
fashion resembling steps.
The step configuration allows
the tube to dampen wave action as
waves lap against it and attempt to
"climb" the steps, reducing erosive
effects.
Once completely installed, it
resembles the natural. wedge
shape of a beach dune, also help-
ing to reduce erosion, particularly
at the toe or bottom of the dune.
And once in place, natural
beach sand is -br-iuight finanid
placed above and around the
tubes, creating the appearance
and shape of a natural sand dune.
According to Jay Sample,
inventor of the system and presi-
dent of the company, Advanced
Coastal Technology of North
Carolina, that created it, said the
ProTecTube addressed several fac-
tors essential for real long-term
dune reconstruction.
The material and relative slope
of the system accommodates nest-
ing sea turtles and the permeable
fabric permits sea oats and other
natural flora to take root, allowing
for revegetation of the dune.
He added that his system is
the right solution for the White
Sands homeowners, who have
4' tried--a range of remedies to
address encroaching erosion.
Sample was in town last week
for a series of meetings with inter-
ested homeowners and business
folks to explain his system.
The meetings were aimed at
building support for the project.
Community support' could help
secure a permit from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, the last significant hur-
dle for the White Sands homeown-
ers hoping to install the system on
the beach.


This is the view behind 263 White Sands Drive after Tropical Storm Isidore swept through in late
September. the back deck of the Cape San Bias home is teetering above a sheer wall of sand.
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Steady beach erosion has turned some backyard views into the
equivalent of gazing out over the surf from the top of a cliff. This, a
consultant said, is evidence that some homes are one storm away
' from disaster.


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This schematic of the ProTecTube II shows how the device is
built as steps in a staircase to, dampen erosive wave action. The
wedge shape of the fully installed device mimics a natural dune and
the patented material allows for revegetation to stablize the dune.


"We want everyone to under-
stand what we are doing,' Golz
said, adding that ongoing erosion
problems hurt property.' owners.
undermine environmental 'efforts,
particularly as they pertain to tur-
tle nesting, and has the potential
to constrain the county's economy
given the substantial portion of
revenues coming 'from property
taxes on Cape San Blas. "
The issue became acute fol-
lowing Tropical Storm Isidore,
which wreaked havoc,, on the
beach.
Under an emergency order
approved by the County
Commission, six homeowners
spent $38,000 of their own money


to bring over 3,800 cubic yards, of
new sand onto the beach.
While there were problems
with 'the .new sand's color, that
issue was rendered moot when a
series of winter storms washed the
bulk of it back into the gulf.
"We've had steady erosion of
the primary dune structure," Golz
said. "We decided we would like a
more permanent solution. It didn't
make any sense to bring more
sand in.
"Our beach condition' is one
step forward and two steps back.
The dunes are not rebuilding. We
have a lon'g-term erosion prob-
lem."


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Looking north from the southern end of White Sands Drive after an early November winter storm.
barrelled through, taking much of the sand which had been spread' on the beach following Tropical Storm
Isidore.


Golz-estimated that the home-
owners have lost some 90 feet of
beach in the past six years.
In reality, though they are
seeking community support, it is
not essential for the six1 homeown-
ers along the gulf front at White
Sands.
They have formed a corpora-
tion and have chosen to open their
wallets for the roughly $240,000 to
install the ProTecTube along the
beach at White Sands.
The ProTecTube project, which
would .create a dune 4.5 to 6.5 feet


high, that would extend 20-25 feet
out* to the water and cover some
375-450 feet across the beach.
At each. end it would wrap into
the existing natural dunbs.'
Impacts to adjacent beach and
homeowners would be negligible -
and would likely be positive for
natural dune stabilization, Sample
said.
Maintenance and revegetation
of, the dune system would be the
responsibility of the homeowners.
What they are hoping for is not
only to enlist community approval,,


but to establish a standard by
which future erosion problems can
be addressed.
. "On the coast, it's really a
question of not of if, but when,"
Sample said.

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over the St. Joe Bay from this lovely home or just
enjoy the nature from the courtyard. This home is
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227-9600.


303 Dupont Drive 3 BR/2.5 BA executive style
home situated on an oversized lot is a most desir-
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mention. Call Susie White today for an appoint-
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Three Offices to Serve You:
Mexico Beach St. Joe Bay Cape Office
Office Office 4320 Cape San Bias Road
1-B_ m M 101 South 33rd Street at Hwy. 98 2010 Hwy. C-30 Sales: (850) 227-2160
Rentals: (850) 648-5449 (850) 227-9600 Fax: (850) 229-8783
__ | : 7 i. Sales: (850) 648-5683 Fax: (850) 227-2115 Toll Free: (800) 600-1298
GCt. Fax: (850) 648-4247 Toll Free: (800) 451-2349
Gulf Coast Realty,Inc. Toll Free: (800) 260-1137
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[ servicemark of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation. Each office is inde- E-mail Address: Sales@C21GulfCoastRealty.com
pendently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. E Y

SUNSET VILLAGE
\ ..' a / / N:: : Located at St. Joe Beach and surrounded by
S. I /. ::: unm the St. Joe Companuy's proposed W.in ark
\ >~ 2, L _j' --. development, Sunset Village will set the stan-
""V \'7-- .7- .I \( ) dard for upscale, yet uffiordble, beach living.
0., Amenities include:
a o ., Pool, Landscaped Entrance, Accented with Brick Payers, Ribbon Curbing,
S" Paved Streets, Conservation Areas, Ponds, Central Water and Sewer,
i\: '. ," \ ./. .... Across from Proposed Beach Access, Federal Flood Insurance,
A&u\ ,, \ UNION Underground Utilities, New Orleans Style Street Lighting, Bath House,
D.25^ mm? 0 ,, I W WGazebo with Grill, Children's Playground, Covenants and Restrictions,
S\ ... \ ', \ i Homeowners Association, Architectural Control Committee.
&-...- .-.. O -" Due to an overwhelming response, our 1st
S.\ release was sold in ten days. We are now able
.... ., ,, ... ,j ..__ .. comm to offer the second release in Sunset Village.
025.. .. U. Get in on the ground floor as this is the 2nd
.. ,, ... .- ,. release of at least 7 scheduled releases. Each
..* : -- release will have a similar increase in price
77 7 "^ ^ffX\ U and availability and is subject to change at
S ,-,,. -.a \ ..\ r- --h Cm any moment, lots will be released in phases
: ::\ 0 similar to Windmaik Beach and will be limited
S- c to a first come, first served basis.
.. o0.2, o r3 The second release will be as follows:
/:::V ...::: .\\- I (2) lots starting at $229,900.
S,:::0. '. -Lots 1,88
":'' '' cJlr' ic (m3) Iots starting at $179,90 : : 0. "
S, :'' .-- ..-- -L :: Lots 47,52, 3
\,\\,/U'n.\ ^ /a(3) lots starting at $149,900.
/ /O .Y ,- .... /, :.... .........,' ., ( I ) ,-^ 9 UNDER CONTRACT
'-V \ ... .. Lots 22, 31, 32
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EAST BAY PLANTATION
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S' -- OTHER BAY.
SL Secluded oversized waterfront lots on East Bay
...\ .... and Wetappo Creek located in North Western
VGulf County adjoining Bay County.
SEnjoy navigable water and glorious sunsets at this undiscovered and truly
S\ .affordable subdivision. Located only:
S....* 15 miles from Mexico Beach by car
/.,1. \ .V- ," 5 minutes from Overstreet by boat
",'^ \ \ \ \ \ 30 minutes to St. Joe Bay by boat
"-- ,/"\ \ \ .\ \ ,,\ \\* 1 hour to Apalachicola by boat
.... \, '* \ \ \ 30 minutes to Panama City by boat "
.... ~ 15 minutes to Wewahitchka by car
*\ \ 30 minutes to Port St. Joe bycar
.,, Q^ .-. ^ ...../.. / ,.='. \.\Lots will have approximately 100' of water frontage and will be an acre or
/ ",'" \ "\ with un ut more in size. Restrictive covenants No mobile homes, 1500 SF minimum
with underground utilities and more.
\ ^ For a limited time only
~ Creek Front lots $89,900,
/ \ Bay front lots $179,900,
\ \ ..... .- ,Bay view marsh front $79,900,
", / Interior lots with deeded bay and creek access $39,900.


This may be the last true
SA water front value in Gulf County.
10 lots already pre-sold!
Don't miss this golden opportunity.
Broker Is Owner
Call 850-648-5683 or any Century 21 sales agent today for more information.









THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2003


:':Peacebuilders of the week of 1/6-10-front row (I to r): (1st grade) Brittany King, (kindergarten) Haley
Axiderson, (Pre-K) Brooke Curcie. Back row (I to r): (5th grade) Jordan Plair, (4th grade) Simeon Jones,
(3rd grade) Natalie Wood, (2nd grade) Alyssa Parker. ,


have resumed in the CCC Lab on
Tuesday and Thursdays.
Students in grades 3-5 may
participate. For more information
contact Minnie Likely at 229-
1624.
No School: School will not be
held on Monday, January 20, due
to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Spelling Bee: Our school
spelling bee will, be held on
Tuesday, January 21 at 8:15 in
the auditorium for grades 3-5.
Prepaid College: Children
grow every day, and the cost of
college' is growing even faster.
That's 'why the State of Florida
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Family game night is a way to
spend quality time together and
create a family tradition, that you
and your children will remember
and cherish for years to come.
Simply turn off the TV and bring
out a board game. Mark your
calendar one night each week to
spend uninterrupted time with
your kids.
A family game night will
provide quality fun time with your
children, an opportunity to share
a laugh together, and will help you
foster a positive family-child,
relationship.
Playing games allows children
.to learn from you and from each,
other. It encourages a* sense of
'connectedness and respect among
family members. Games are a
Great learning tool. They
encourage deductive reasoning
and often teach math and spelling
skill. But more importantly.
games teach important life skills
such as patience, concentration.


teamwork and perseverance.
Family game night .can -be as
simple or as detailed as you and
your children would like it to be.
When planning your family game
night, consider which night of the
week will work best .for your
family. You may want to., include
some friends and neighbors.
Select your family's favorite
games. Create a fun way to mark
the calendar each week so that
everyone will know when the next
family game night is.
Generate enthusiasm for your
game night by involving your
children in the planning. Let them
pick the game, select the snack,
choose teams and invite guests.
Keep a fun scoreboard by posting
each week's winner on the
refrigerator. Put reminded notes in
their lunchboxes. Add your own
special touches.
When picking games for
family game iight. you should
See Smoke on page 5B


News Column
Faith Chnistian School

Spelling Bee time is coming
uri soon. Students are competing
in: grades five through eight to
determine which one' will
represent ;Faith Christian School,
in the Gulf County Spelling Bee to
beheld Thursday, January 30 at
Wewahitchka Middle School.
: January 2p and February 17
are school holidays, and January
30- will be the first progress
reports day of the new semester.
The Parent Teachers Fellow-
ship 'held its first meeting of 2003
Monday and reviewed the
activities of the past semester.
Members were happy to hear that
their Christmas parade float won
second place. Playground con-


struction and plans for repairs
and additions to areas in the
kindergarten building were
discussed. The success of the
classroom angel program has
been much appreciated by the
students and teachers.
Two field trips are planned for
this Friday. Grades 4-6 will be
visiting the Desoto winter en-
campment and archaeological site
in Tallahassee and grades 7-10
will participate in the historical

re-enactment at the Constitution
Park.
The first month of this year is
half over. Classes have begun and
students and teachers are back to
the usual "reading, writing and
arithmetic." Teachers have a few
unusual days to remember in,
January. They have completed the
organization of home and hearth
day, the national clean-off-your-
desk-day, and are looking forward
to the national compliment day
coming up soon. They 'are
supposed to compliment at least
five people! Makes them feel
good-and it should make us feel
good, .also. Join us in this
refreshing activity.


NVEW Home Furnished 4 Bedroom 4.5: Bath, 1st Tier with
needed gulf access, ample parking, screen porch, balcony,
large open floor plan, great resort rental opportunity.
SMLS#,94241 $469,000
,Peyton L. Yon, Licensed Real Estate BrOker
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2001-2002 Yearbooks are
now on sale for $10 in the front
office. A .limited number -are
available so get yours today.
Tutoring: After school'
tutoring is available for qualifying
students ages 10 years and up.
Jo Clements (room 111) will be.
available four days a week after
school until 4:00 pm to tutor your
child in reading, writing and
mathematics.
On Monday and Wednesdays
all students. must provide their
own transportation. On Tuesdays
and Thursdays transportation will
be available for bus students.
If you are interested in this
program, please call Rosa Barnes-
Feltrop at 229-6940 ext. 118.
NPSJY tutoring sessions

/ Lisa' \sN


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Details
Just decorating one room or the"
whole house. Creating that custom
look for your custom life style. 'We
can help you with window treat-
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iiiture, rugs and accessories. :.Aso
Co01r consulting. your complete
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' Call Lisa's Interior Detais .
for an appointment:

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Mexico Beach
This 2 BR/3 BA townhome has all
the amenities with a spectacular view
of the Gulf of Mexico. This end unit
will have a concrete pad for addi-
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Also, this unit will have an upgrade
of Corian countertops. Bottom floor is
completely ceramic tile!
Call today for a copy
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$249,900.


M 111 1 ... '
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Routh b Hambrick
Sales Varona
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3001 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850-648-1102
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at Hwy. 98 2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
Rentals: (850) 648-5449 (850) 227-9600 Sales (850) 227-2160
Sales: (850) 648-5683 Fax (850) 227-2115 Fax (850) 229-8783
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Gulf. front home on Cape San Bias -
, Beautiful sunset views from this 3 BR/ 2
BA., This home has Federal flood insur-
ance! Furnished and ready for you to
move in! A must see at $675,000.00 .
MLS#94816.Call Dee Mitchell at 227-
2160 or 800-600-1298.


GULF FRONT HOME Cape San Bias,
SBeautiful 3 BR/3 BA, furnished home with
SGorgeous views of Gulf and St. Joseph
Boy Over 100 'feet of gulf frontage
ONLY $489,000. MLS#90525


1405 Palm BI
home. Pine fl


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vd 3 BR/2 BA well kept
spring and Cypress walls


through out, house. Breezeway between
houe cand carport. Nice Front and back
yard'> Lots of 'character and charm.
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Port St. Joe 1910 W. Hwy.98 Prime
Commercial property with many possibii- 2
ities. "Could be retail store could be
restaurant; great view.$450,000,00
MLS#92518 Call Mark Schultz 850-227-
2594.


102 Buccaneer Drive Gulfaire A BR +
loft/2 1/2 BA, formal DR, eat-in kitchen
with island, in-ground heated pool, priva-
cy fenced yard, on 1 .5 lots. $329,000.
Ml SOAR9A (Cnil Rrenda Miller


1905 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe -JBR/2BA
Brck home with screened in porch overlooking
pool Nice large yard 165'x 180' Centrally local.
-ed nbar schools, church, gym, and 'not far to
downtown. Call Carol Bell at 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4252 $159,900 MLS#94667
f, .r" -1


Port St. Joe 3BR/2.5BA home with a
dedicated bay view. One of the few St. .
Joe landmark homes that has survived.
Includes 540sq ft separate guest cottage
over garage that has great rental poten-"
tial. Home and cottage has been elegant-
ly renovated. Immaculate, move in condi-
tion. $648,000 MLS#94565, Call Kim
Harriann 850-227-3745


Lantana By The Sea
Cope San Blas' exclusive gated gulf m1
front community, with pool, lontas. 7712 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach -"...
tic gulf view's and boardwalk access Unobstructed Gulf View across from dedi- Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
to the beach. cated beach' This 3 BR/2 BA,1,600sf 'Old Florida' cottage wih dedicated gulf
Predevelopment prices S135,000 to home sits on a 50'x 90'lot Property could viewl Lol is 50x150 This cottage has plenty
$450,000 per homesite. be income producing upstairs and down- of character and charm Enjoy the sunset
Contact Mark Schultz at 227-9600 stairs apartments' MLS#94661 overlooking the Gulf 9f Mexico $350,000
S390,000. Call Ellen at 850.648.5683 MLS#91023. Call Susie White @227-9600.
LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
PORT ST. JOE OVERSTREET Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf County The Landings at Wetappo Lots priced from $154,900.
Water front'lot One of a kind lot in Windmark '$69,900-$115,000. Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South Beach
Beach, $685,000 East Bay Plantation -Discover Gulf County's MLS091560 $189,900.
*South Gate Subdivision The first gated subdi- Other Bay. Creek front lots $89,900, Bay front Treasure Bay Lot 7, C-30 Road $59,900.
vision in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at $44,900 lots $179,900 MLS#91009
Commercial Property Garrison 4.7 acres on Sunshine Road priced to sell, Interior Lot, MLS#6956, Cape. San Bias Rd.,
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $226,512 MLS#90451 interior parcel close to intracoastal. $200,000 Susie White.
Commercial Property Woodward MLS#9581. $60,000. Patricia Raap INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $234,788 MLS#92076 Corner of County Road 386 and South Long. Hwy C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines
Garrison Plantation A corner lot in the Rd. Corner of County Road 386 and South Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines
new LS p3 R C4WIr ,500 Long Road 16 half-acre + lots are now avail- Subd., "zoned residential/commercial.
M able. Only 5 miles to the beach Great for .$239,900. MLS#94532,
Garrison Plantation A nice lot in the newest year-round living, get-away, investment. Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x452'.
subdivision to build your dream home. Possible owner financing. $25,000 each. MLS#93994, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
$34,500 MLS#93213 yMLS#92905. 4 lots to sell are reduced to Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
4,Generous sized lots for sle in a well estab- $20,000 each. MLS#93995, $425,000. Call Mark Schultz.
listed neighborhood where new homes are Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14 Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30,
also being constructed. Very reasonably acres, MLS #91915, $36,630, call Patricia $99,900.
priced at $24,900. Ride by today and pick out Raap at 648-5683 BEACHES
your lot. Call Carol Bell at 850-227-4252. CAPE SAN BLAS Sunset Village Located at St. Joe Beach by
* P o nrorSrin renuel.4,000 204' on Cape San Bias Road, Bay View and Windmarks proposed development. Amenities
ea cjUi CONTRACT just one block to beach, MLS#94821, include pool, tennis court, landscaped
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE $139,900. Preston Russ. entrance, paved streets and much more. Lots
* Rural acreage parcels from 25 acres and up. Piney Woods Beach Lots priced from will be released in phases.The second release
Price ranges from $75,000-$571,290. $119,000 $399,000. MLS#94059 will be priced at $1499,900-$229,900. Call
* Large lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices range Treasure Bay Nicely cleared lot w/bay view, for more details..
from $8,300-$12,900. MLS#93026. Susi8l 107 Ponce De Leon St. St. Joe Beach In first
WEWAHITCHKA 227-9600. block of beach- 2nd lot from dedicated beach.
* Acreage 25 acres and up. Prices range from Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offer- Beautifully landscaped has underground elec-
$75,000-$132,600. ing 8 private and secluded lots on upland tric run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' "
* HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft. island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private communi- 125' total depth. SUPER LOCATION AND
road frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch. ty with 2 way bridge and security gate. PRICEI $100,000. MLS#93072
Call Patricia Raap. MLS#92599 $35,000 Beautiful Western facing views in a secluded St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on Court
* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900. pristine area. MLS#94562. Starting at and 370'x125' on Americus. Great opportuni-
* HOWARD CREEK 4 lots 400'xl 50'. Call Susie $199.900. Call Kim Harrison 850-227-3745. ty for commercial or/and residential.
White. $24,500. MLS#8144. 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 MLS#92253 $975,000. MLS#94465 Call Ellen Allemore.


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Left to right: Sherry Foster, commander of the NJROTC, Gary
Howze, and post members Dick Seefeldt and Allen "Barney" Watson.


VF W Honors Howze,


Donates to NJROTC


On Tuesday, December 17,
the John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 went to Port St. Joe High
School and donated a $500.00
9 check to the NJROTC that was
given anonymously by a Post
member.
At the same meeting, the Post
honored MSGY Gary Howze, who
retired on December 20, with a
pltique for all the many hours he
and the NJROTC under his
direction donated to the VFW.
Shown in the picture is
Sherry Foster," Commander of the
NJROTC who accepted the
$500.00 check, Gary Howze

NJROTC Welcomes
New Instructor
By: Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
Coming -back to school from
Christmas break, NJROTC cadets
found themselves surrounded by
new, faces.. More cadets have
joined the corps and the timing is
perfect. We are participating at a
field meet in Pansacola in
February, so there is much for
these fresh faces to learn. Most of
our time will be spent practicing
marching techniques and
physical training, as these are the
central categories for the field
meet. Alternating days of physical
training and drill will be held after
school every Monday through
Thursday, It is important that
mode cadets come to be a part of
th6eteam and participate in these
events.
One new face everyone had
been introduced to is Senior Chief
Wayne Taylor. Known 'to the
cadets as "Senior Chief' or
"Senior", he now ,holds the
position of naval science
instructor. Mr. Taylor came to join
us after teaching RQTC for three
years in Virginia. We welcome him
to our school and hope there is
much we can learn from him.
'NJROTC is off to a great start
for,the last half of the school year.
We hope to make the best of the
time we have to teach our
committed cadets. Until next
time,, anchors aweigh!

Chuck Wagon
Gang At Ocean
Opry Jan. 16th
Since 1936 this legendary
family has been famous for
singing simple harmony song
styles with guitar accompani-
ment, providing a performance
that imbues a message of sincer-
ity to the hearts, of their fans.
Ocean Opry in Panama City
will host, the Old Fashioned
Singing Chuck Wagon Gang
Thursday, January 16, at 7:30
p.m. CST.
Originally known as the
Carter Quartet, they became*the
Chuck Wagon Quartet when they
started a' daily radio broadcast in
Fort Worth. Through the years the
families of Dad Carter have per-
formed together in several Chuck
Wagon Gang versions, always
with a family member at the core
of the group. Today, singing alto
is third generation Shay Truax.
She. is following in the footsteps of
her mother, Vicki. who sang with
the group in the 60s and 90s, and
her grandmother, Anna Gordon-
Davis, also in the original group
that recorded for Columbia
Records more than 40 years ago.
Tenor Rick Karnes is the second-
generation son of the original
soprano, the late RoseKarnes.
In 1948 the group .was the
first to record and release I'll Fly
Away. They are remembered for
other classic standards such as
Looking for A City, Lord Lead Me
On, I'll Meet You In the' Morning,
Echoes from the Burning Bush and
Church in the Wildwood.
Reserve your seats for this
and other performances by calling
Ocean Opry at 850-234-5464, or
visit them at www.oceanopry
* show.com.

The Star HaLs Office Supplies!


receiving his plaque from VFW
Post member Dick Seefeldt, Post
member Allen "Barney" Watson
and incoming NJROTC director
LTCD Jim Coupe'.


Stella Parton at
Ocean Opry
The Ocean Opry in Panama
City will present Stella Parton
(Dolly's sister) in one big show
Saturday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
CST.
Tickets are available at the
box office, 8400 Front Beach
Road, phone 850-234-5464.

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consider the ages of the children
playing, their specific interests,
and the games you enjoyed as a
child.
All games teach the following
life skills:
Cooperation/teamwork:
Taking turns and working with
others; respecting other family
members including extended
family.
Responsibility: Playing by the
.rules; taking care of the materials
and putting the game away so it
will be ready next time.
Perseverance and patience:
Waiting for your turn or for that
"special card" or throw of the dice;
sticking it out to the end; trying


again.
Honesty: Playing fair; being
able to admit mistakes and
learning from them. ,
Understanding/accepting
both winning and losing; knowing
that we can try to win, but
sometimes we will lose, and being
able to cope with wins or losses
tactfully and ,raciously.
Everybody wins with a family
game night.




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It's a Boy! Maxwell's big brothers, Sam
and Joe, welcomed him home.
Dr. and Mrs. Jack Atwater of Grandparents are Mr. and
Tallahassee proudly announce Mrs. Sidney Anchors of Port St.
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4i '!T!ill
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"Beep, Beep, Beep," resounds
the dreadful clamor of my alarm
clock. Though a little over a week
of the second semester of school
has passed, my alarm clock still
seems to detonate much too early.
Luckily, my fellow schoolmates
and I can rest up and enjoy a three
day weekend/holiday due to Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr. Day.
With the final semester for
many seniors in progress, remem-
ber to stay focused, finish out all
the hard work put in over the past
four years, and have some fun,
too. It's definitely time to make
after-graduation plans and apply
to colleges or find a job that fits
your skills if you have not already
done so. Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs.
Newsome in the guidance office
are available and offer great help
with your step into the "real
world."
The Gulf County School Board
recognized Mrs. Comforter and the
take-off cast of the Wizard of Oz,
Tuesday night for their work in
producing a kindergarten readi-
ness video to help prepare pre-k
students for what they will need to
know before entering kinder-
garten. Thank you Mrs. Comforter
for all your hard work in creatively
producing, directing, and filming
this helpful tool.


In sports news, softball prac-
tice will begin soon, so make sure
to get your physical sheets turned
in if you wish to play. Congratula-
tions to both the girls' (10-1) and
boys' (9-3) basketball teams for
their continued success on the
court as the Lady Tiger Sharks
give the boys a, I know it's corny,
swim for their game.
Congratulations again to Mr.
Scott Lamberson for being named
Port St. Joe High School's Teacher
of the Year. With a degree in micro-,
biology and a: brain to go with it,
Mr. Lamberson could be employed
(and making much more money)
elsewhere, but he chooses to share
his talents, knowledge, time, and
heart with the students at
P.S.J.H.S. His hard work and car-
ing attitude come out each day in
the classroom, and his nearly
blank tests with no multiple choice
or matching questions show he
gets the job done when they are
filled up with information the stu-
dents have learned in his science
classes.
Though the ringing of my
alarm clock signals the end of my
delightful sleep each day, I would-
n't skip my last few months of high
school for anything. The real world
can wait, at least for a little while.
-Katie Geoghagan


COLLEGE CO RNEWR.
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You earn a salary while attending Correctional Officer Classes
The Gulf Correctional Institution has opened the TEA Program (Tempo-
rary Employment Authorization), which allows for hiring and paying
employees to attend Correctional Officer classes. Applications will be
accepted until January 29 and can be picked up from Brenda Burkett
at the Gulf/Franklin Center, 227-9670 extension 5507. Day classes at
the Gulf/Franklin Center will begin January 27, 2003.
Encore for Adults +50
Encore provides non-credit enrichment classes on a wide variety of top-
ics for adults 50 and older. Classes are on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. beginning January 22 and concluding on February 26.
The fee is $60 whether you attend one class or the maximum of three
classes. A few of the classes available are Computer Basics, Tai Chi,
Beginning Bridge, Residential Landscape Design, and others. Stop by
the Gulf/Franklin Center today to get the list of courses.


Student Of The Week by
Sheiletta Fisher
Sophomore Daryl Knee has
been selected as Gator Chomp's
Student of the Week. Daryl is the
15-year-old son of Bobby and
Paula Knee. He is a member of the
track team and the WHS march-
ing band. After finishing high
school, Daryl plans to attend,
Florida State University to
someday become a history
professor or a part-time worker at
Starbucks Coffee in Seattle. Daryl


often quotes, "'There are some who
will call me...Tim." Congratula-
tions Daryl and keep up the good
work.
Winter Ball by Meagan
Morris
National Honor Society's
Winter Ball 'was an awesome
event. The decoratidns were
superb and' those attending were
elegant. This event culminated the
first semester and was the start of
the Christmas break. There was
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female; Callie, a beautiful calico
kitten, 6 mo.; Pistol & Pearl, 5 mo.
old kittens; Magic & Midnight,
male jet black 6 mo. old kittens-
neutered; Jetson, a 6 mo. old
high-octane male; Reno, a
medium-sized male lab, caramel
colored; and Dixie, a border
collie/retriever cross, already


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Lab/chow pups, husky little
folks; Marvin, a husky male
brindle; Timber, a 7 mo. old
chocolate lab mixed male puppy;
Marcel, a young golden retriever
mix, and the prettiest group of
cats and kittens we've ever had,
come see!
For more information, contact
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food, and a good time was had by
all.
If you missed the ball, you
missed more than just a dance-
you missed Andrew and Fritz's
line dance and Meagan and
Clark's display.
Sports by Ashley Smith
Lady Gators Basketball
Thursday the Lady Gators
hosted the Greensboro Lady
Bulldogs. The Bulldogs took the
game with the final score of 51-
31. Friday the ladies hosted RF
Monroe. The JV Lady Bobcats
won with a final score of 20-19.
Despite a valiant effort by the
Varsity Lady Gators, the Bobcats
took the win with a final of 41-31.
The Lady Gators take on Bay
High in Panama, Thursday. Con-
gratulations. Lady Gators, and
_-good luck. ,'p
Gators Basketball
The boy's basketball team
took on the Liberty County
Bulldogs January 7 at home. A
terrific game was, played and the
Bulldogs stole the game with a
final score :of 50-41. Thursday the
Gators traveled to Port St. Joe to
play the Sharks. The Varsity
Sharks won with a final score of
50-24. The JV Sharks took the
game with a final score of 42-15.
Softball and Baseball
Practice starts soon,. so be
ready. JV and Varsity Baseball
signups are on the office window.
Sign up ASAP.
Weightlifting
Boys weightlifting has
started. Sign. up if you are
interested in being a part of this
team. The weight room is open
until 4:00 after school, so if y6u
are playing football, be sure to be
at workouts. IF YOU DON'T
WORK OUT, YOU DON'T PLAY
FOOTBALL.
Track & Field
Signups are underway. Be
sure to sign up ASAP on the front
office window. Practice starts
January 20th.

School Readiness
Coalition Meeting
The multi-county School
Readiness Coalition will hold a
meeting on Thursday, January
23, at 1:00 p.m. at Early
Childhood Services, Inc., 450
Jenks Avenue, Panama City.
The agenda will include


discussions ot the financial
report, CEO, selection, merger
issues, and multi-county issues.
All members are encouraged
to attend. The public and media
are invited to'attend.

RSVP Plans Trip

to Australia
Alaska, Canada Cruise, Too!
The Retired Senior Volunteer

Program will sponsor a trip to
Australia, The dates for this
trip are April 4 through 9.
For more information on
either trip, contact Merita Stanley,
Jackson County Coordinator of
the RTetired Senior. Yglunteer
PrIograTm,, 4469 Clinton .Street,
Marianna, of call her at 850-4V2-
3220.


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are proud to announce
that the 2003 Miss Valentine
Pageant will be held on Saturday,
February 8, at 7:00 p.m. CST at
the Wewahitchka Elementary
School commons area. All of the
practice sessions will also be held
at the commons area.
Entrants will .be separated
into five divisions to be judged:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade;
Grades 2 and 3; Grades 4 through
6; Grades' 7 through 9; and
Grades 10 through 12.
The pageant is also open to
any Gulf County pre-school girl
age 2 and up. This category will
not be judged.
Applications may be picked
up beginning Tuesday, January
21 at Wewahitchka Elementary,
Middle School, and High School


offices, the Port St. Joe
Elementary and High School
offices, and also at North Florida
.Child Development office in Port
St. Joe. All applications must be
returned no .:later than Wed-
nesday, February 5.
For more information regard-
ing the pageant, call 229-8466.

ThankYou

The .family of- Kim Squire-
wishes to express their gratitude
and appreciation to all those kind,
generous people who responded
in so many ways from their hearts
to help during a sad and difficult
time. This 'is truly a wonderful
community we are a part of. God
Bless you one and all.
--Jared, Justin, Jamie, Jeff,
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LINDSEY CARTER


Lindsey Carter Selected

Gulf County's Top Scholar
Gulf School District has been provide a fixed annual amount of
notified that Lindsey Carter, a $1,500 for education expenses.
2002 graduate of Wewahitchka Lindsey is the first minority
High School, has been identified student in Gulf County -and the
as Gulf County's Academic Top second Wewahitchka High School
Scholar for the 2002 graduating student to win this award.
class.
Lindsey was selected because Lindsey is the daughter of Roy
she is a Florida Academic Scholar Lee and Veronica Carter of
who received funding for the fall Wewahitchka. In addition to her
term at an eligible Florida high academic achievements at
postsecondary institution and WHS, including graduating at the
was ranked based on a product of top of her class, Lindsey -was. a
her Bright Futures GPA and.her member of the National Honor
best composite SAT/ACT score as Society and the Drama Club, a
reported for her Florida Academic Class Officer, and participated on
Scholars eligibility. the volleyball, basketball and
In addition to the Florida track teams. Lindsey is currently
Academic Scholars award, the attending Florida A. & M Uni-
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At...

WEWA
MIDDLE
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S; Our local VFW and Auxiliary
recently sponsored the Patriot's
Pen writing, contest for local
eighth grade students. Their
assigned topic was, "My Pledge to
AiAmerica." We would like to
Scorngratulate the following
'winner-.:
lst place Dexter Hunter -
A\ard'?d a $100 savings bond
2nd place Matthew Miller -
Awarded a $75 savings bond
S', 3rd place Ellen Manor -
,'- Awarded a $50 saying bond
S Also, our own Dexter Hunter
wvas also the district winner and
.will be receiving a cash reward.
We are : very proud of these
students and have included the
essays below:
My Pledge to America
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For as long as I have known,
America has been known as the
land of liberty. Where everyone
has freedom and can .fulfill
what\ er dream they have in their
mind to succeed. This is what this,
country is giving to me, but what
am I giving back to this country?
John F. Kennedy once spoke, "Ask
not what your country can do for
you, but what you can dq ,for your
country."
So I have made a pledge to
America, what I should have done
a long time ago. My pledge is to try
to keep America free. I will try to
make a difference by helping in
any way possible I can while I am
young. I can volunteer in my
community to help keep it clean. I,.
could help at our local nursing
homes to help v.ith the residents.
I also could help at the senior-
citizen center. While I am in
school, I could join R.O.T.C., so
when I am older I can join the
military and fight.
I can. fight for freedom and
peace, so that the generation
ahead of us will have the same
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I don't want them to make the
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terrorism. This is my idea of a
perfect world. And I also hope that
the next generation will grow to,
want to give their children
freedom and a chance to succeed
in their dreams.
Yet we are so blessed to live in,
the United .States, a country
where, freedom rings. Also living
where soldiers are willing to give
their lives so that we may have
freedom. A lot of other countries
would do anything to have the
freedom we have today in the
United States, yet some of us take,
it for granted. So this is why I
have made my pledge to try to
keep the freedom in America. I do
not want the future generation to
have to live in a world of fear.
afraid to leave their homes. This is
why I think that .everyone should
have a pledge to America. This is.
why I have made mine. So now I
may say, "God Bless America.
My Pledge to America
by: Matthew Miller,
Since September 11, 2001, I.
think it is important for every
American to stand up for their.
country and all that it represents.
Maybe it's time for every one of us
to RE-PLEDGE our allegiance to
America. .
I will begin by pledging to do
my part in stopping terrorism. I
pledge not to start violence at my
school. I will do my part by trying
to be a role model to fellow
students. I will not contribute
words that can hurt those that
might look arnd act differently.
than me. I will be a partner to
those- in need. I will be there to
lend a helping hand, a kind word,
and an encouraging spirit.
I pledge not to. live my life in
"fear. Since 9-11, many people
suffer phobias such as being
afraid to be in large cities, afraid
to be in 'airplanes, and afraid of
being around people of different
cultures. I will go about my daily
life in my. normal, routine without
fear. I will still go to places like
Disney World and be around all
those people and not be afraid. I
will. encourage .others 'to be like
me and not be afraid to travel or
live their life in a normal manner..
When we see others from different
cultures, I -will encourage my
friends not to disrespect them,
but to treat, them as a fellow
American.
I pledge not to take my.
patriotism for granted. I will
remember those who have made
the ultimate sacrifice for my
freedom. I will try to help my
country as much as they did. I will
stand tall and proud every time I
say 'the Pledge of Allegiance, or
Shear the National Anthem. I will
"-speak of America's- heroes, its
kind heartedness, and of its
power to protect its people.
I am not eighteen and can't
join the military yet, but I can still
join the fight against terrorism. I
:will fight against terrorism at my
school. I will live my life without
fear. I will encourage others to live
without fear. I will be tolerant of
others that may look, -dress or
have a different culture than me.
This is my pledge to America. God
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There are many things I
would pledge to America, but the
most important one to me is to be
more conservative in the use of
this nation's natural resources. I
don't want to take everything for
granted. I want to be a part of the
preservation of this nation's many
natural resources. One way that
everyone can help is by recycling.
I already recycle and I plan on
doing it for the rest of my life.
When my family stopped
recycling. I felt hurt. I hate to see
things wasted, but sometimes it's
hard to recycle everything. I asked
.my mom why we stopped
recycling and she said something
like we got out of the habit'. Then
I asked if we could start back up
'on recycling,. and we did. Since we
have no recycling center in
Wewahitchka. every time we go to
Panama City. we gather pp all the
items we have to recycle and load
: them tip in the car and take them
* to the recycling bins in Panama
City. We take our aluminum cans
to the Humane Society, which not.
only recycles the aluminum, but
also help the Humane, Society.
Unfortunately, Bay County has
ntopped recycling glass, which I
'think is wasteful.
Since everything can't be
recycled, 'my family and I try to
reuse what we can. For example,
jars from jam we use to put either
1'm, riore jam in or something else.
Toilet paper and paper towel
tubes I give to my gerbils to chew
on and run through. Instead of
throwing away clothes that don't
fit iny siblings or me anymore, we
either give to Goodwill or pass
them on to someone ,else. If we
have .some clothes that are too
stained or full of holes, we make
them into rags to use for dusting
around the house. In addition to
clothes, we also give toys that we
no longer want to either Goodwill ,
or Salvage Santa, where ;some
other child will play with them. .
Recycling is something that
,,'-everyone can do to make a
.difference in this country. If
everyone took the time to recycle,
there would be less trash in the
landfills 'and .more natural
resources left for future
generations.
Ms. Askew's Classes cele-
brate literature:
After studying Charles
Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Mrs.
Askew's reading classes
celebrated by hosting their own
"Banquet Of Present,' reminiscent
of the one told of in the classic
story. Complete with turkey and


dishes of the period,; prepared by
students, as well as being dressed
in clothing of the day, the
students feasted throughout the
day as they reenacted this
wonderful Christmas story.
Deck the halls
The halls at Wewahitchka
Middle School were completely,
decked out thanks to Mrs.
Hoover's geography classes and
many avid readers from Ms.
Wood's classes.
Mrs. Hoover assigned groups
of students to decorate "every"
door in the middle ,with a
Christmas, scene depicting the
[season in a variety of different
Countries, ranging from Japan to
Germany to England. What a fun
way for students to study different
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school. Thank you Mrs. Hoover
-and students!
Ms. Wood's reading classes
have been engaging in a little
healthy competition. For every
Accelerated Reader point earned
by reading AR books, students
were able to add a link to their
class chain. The class with the
longest chain received a pizza
party. Thank you, Ms. Wood and
students!

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the 3rd Thursday of every month
so that the people of Gulf County
will have the opportunity to
discuss in person issues. of
concern to them.
The office will be open
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Raymond Rogers, Jr. and Amy
S Shackleford were united in holy
S matrimony in a traditional
culturally-enhanced African
styled "Jumping the Broom"
wedding at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church, Port St. Joe. "A
S Friendship Shared By Two has
Grown Into A Love So True" wa-s
the theme the bride and groom
chose to express their vows and
celebrate their double-ring
marriage to each other.
. The ceremony began with the
setting of a beautiful love story
taken from the Holy Bible, "The
Songs of King. Solomon." Soft
: Afrdcentric Christian music was
played and songs were performed
by musician Johnny Bullard, and
soloists Dela\ina Riley and Gloria
Fennell-Langston accompanied
him. The bnde arid groom met
each other half way down the aisle'
to, walk under, the wedding arch
and receive wedding blessings
passed down from the father of
the groom, Reverend Rayihond
Rogers. Sr.
th' e bride wore a lovely fq'rmal
length ivory satin wedding gown
which featured diamond shaped
sleeves, adorned with seed
embroidery, and a V-shaped
bodice. The back of the gown
dipped into a deep V and was
accented with an ivory satin bow
trimmed in a distinctive antique
gold guinea lace. The flowing train
was designed with an inverted
pleat, ivory satin-covered buttons
and sprayed appliqued seed


pearls. African fabric prints of
Queen Neferititi of-Egypt graced
the front of the gown and on the
back of the bow and train as a
knot to the motherland. The
matching ivory tulle veil and
attached handmade silk flower'
head piece was designed from the
Egyptian styles-flowing aside the
gown and trimmed with ivory
beads, green leaves, and laced,
\wLh gold. She carried a bouquet'
of ivory, roses accented with
pearls, gold lace. greenery,. and
ivory'baby's breath. She also wore
a gold and pearl necklace with a
heart shaped center piece given to
her by the groom.
The groom wore an ivory satin ,,
formal two-button tuxedo
accented with a matching royal
gold vest and tir, and Afrocentnc
watching scarfl' and handkerchief
given to him by the bride
matching the embroidery on her
gown. His boutonniere was made
with ivory silk roses from the
bridal bouquet with green. and
,gold leaves, and ivoiy baby's
breath.
Several NAACP youth dressed
in African attire .wearing
culturally colored beads .carried,
red, black, green, and gold
memorial stones, assisted by the,
ushers. The lighting, of the
heritage :candles was performed:
by members of Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church Usher
Board and members of the City
Wide Usher's Union. The red,"
black, green, and gold heritage


candles decorated, each side
window in the church. The
church sanctuary and reception
areas were culturally decorated to
recapture the inspiration and
beauty, of the rituals of the
couple's ancestors.
.Janice Phillips, sister of the
bride, and Lisa Davis-Quinn
directed the wedding and
reception with Gloria Fennell-e
Langston assisting. Tannis
Boykins attended the guest book.
The bride and groom with their
families lit the unity candles
symbolizing the love oftwo people
and two families uniting together.
The bride and, groom then
presented their parents each with
beautifully hand-decorated
brooms, made by NAACP youth
Da'Jon Williams, as a joining of
two families. Mary Cruel. Panama
City, friend of the bride read a love
poem that the couple dedicated to
each other.' Edith Thomas,
Thadus and Lola Russ. friends of


the couple honored them with
words of marital inspirations.
The biblical Love Story and
Jumping the Broom was narrated
by Lucille Williams, Tallahassee,
cousin of the bride. The ritual
jumping the broom has real
meaning reflecting African-
American history.
The couple then joined their
family and friends in a reception
held at the Stiles Brown Senior
Citizen Complex. The couple
honeymooned in. beautiful Ft.
Walton Beach. '

MLK Memorial
The NAACP Youth Council will
host a memorial program
hononng the legacy of the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King on January
20, at 5:00 p.m. at the
Washington Improvement Group
Community Center. The public is
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A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on-
Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meet-
ing on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST..Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.,
The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

Preliminary Plat Approval Hibiscus Bay Dr. Kurt Hofer Parcel ID #6268-501R 5.14 acres in, Section
6, Township 9 South, -Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida an 8 unit subdivision subject to all develop-
ment regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval Hibiscus Beach Dr. Kurt Hofer Parcel ID #6268-001 R 8.86 acres in Section
6 & 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 24 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval Centerpeach Beach Greg Waddell Parcel ID #4247-700R 1.3 acres in
Section 16, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a.3 unit subdivision subject to all
development regulations required by Gulf County. .

Preliminary Plat Approval Geri Care Phase II Integras Parcel ID #3801 -050R 21.3 acres in Section
31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 3 unit commercial development subject to
all development regulations required by Gulf County. ,, .

Preliminary Plat Approval The Cottages Richard Parvey Parcel ID #3185-003R'3186-000R 21.3
acres in Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 20 unit subdivision devel-, '
opment subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.:

Final Plat Approval Hendrix Indian Lagoon Bill Hendrix Parcel ID,#3171-080R 12.38 acres in Section
15, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida an 11 unit subdivision subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf County. '

Final Plat Approval Sunset Village Madison Kennington Parcel ID #4231-OO0R, 4231-001R, 4231- t
002R, 4231-003 41.02.acres in Section 9, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,'Florida a
90 unit subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County. c

Final Plat Approval Lester Ridge Lester & Harrington Parcel ID #1508-050R 32.40 acres in Section
2, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 18 unit subdivision subject to all develop-, sT. JOSEPH ,
ment regulations required by Gulf County.

Small Scale Land Use Change Geri Care Phase I Integras Parcel ID #3801-050R 21.3 acres in
Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing 10 acres from Agricultural
to Mixed Commercial/Residential subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
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Small Scale Land Use Change Mark Harrell Parcel ID #4255-015R .74 acres in Section 16, Township
7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida Changing .74 acres from Agricultural to Residential sub-
ject to all development regulations required by Gulf County. Hibiscus Beach
Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning Department, Room 301 in the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can f/co\co
be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review Board will meet Tuesday, January 21. 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, in the
Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to discuss and possibly act upon the
following:
1. Approve Minjtes-December 9. 2002.
2. Preliminary Plat Approval-Hibiscus Bay-Dr. Kurt Holer-Parcel ID #6268-501R-5 14 acies-ar 8 unil subdivision.
3. Preliminary Plat Approval-Himiscus Beacr,-Dr Kurt Hofer-Parcel ID #6268-001R-8 86 acres-a 24 unit subdivision.
4. Preliminary -Plat Approval-Centerpeach Beach-Greg Waddell-Parcel ID h4247-700R-1.3 acres-a 3 unit subdivision.
5-Preliminary Plat Approval-Geri Care Phase Il-Integras-Parcel ID #3801-050R-21.3 acres-a 3 unit commercial development.
6. Preliminary Plat Approval-Tne Corlages-Richard Parvey-Parcel ID 43185-003R 3186-000R-21.3 acres-a 20 unit subdivision.
7. Final Plat Approval-Hendrix Indian Lagoon-Bill Hendrix-Parcel ID #3171-080R-12.38 acres-an11 unit subdivision.
8. FinalPlat Approval-Sunsei Village-Madison Kennington-Parcel ID #4231-000R, 4231-001R, 4231-002R, 4231-003-41.02
acres-a 90 unit subdivision.
S9: Final Pial Approval-Lester Ridge-Lester &' Harrington-Parcel ID #1508-050R-32 40 acres-an 18 unit subdivision.
10. Small Scale Land Use Cnange-Geri'Care Phase II-Inlegras-Parcel ID # 3801-050R-21.3 acres-Changing 10 acres from
Agricullural to Mixed CommercialiResidential.
11 ,Small Scale Land Use Change-Mark Harrell-Parcel ID #4255-015R-.74 acre-changing .74 acre from Agricultural to-
.Residential. .. .
12. St. Joe Company-Windmark DRI i ,
13. Comprehensive Plan text and LDR revisions
14. Staff
The public is encouraged to attend and De heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be obtained .from the
Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944.. Jan.16, '
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Explosions begin at the #7 recovery boiler structure.


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Steel supports begin to give way.


The structure begins to collapse in upon itself.


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Mill

-From Pg. 1A
structures. And I think I speak for
hundreds of us who worked out
there, seeing that skyline change,
that's been different."
As he spoke, the wavering
voice, the slight misting in his
eyes, described more poignantly
than words the difference to which
Reeves was alluding.
But as the buildings were
erased, the memories, if anymrng,
were bolstered. They are, in
essence, all that is left as the tak-
ing down of the mill enters the
home stretch.
And as the buildings pass into
history, so too do some of the more
bitter memories.
As with so much of history, the
flush times become far easier, and
more pleasurable, to recall than
times of bust:'
"Now that it's gone you have
the memories and you tend to
remember the good times, the
camaraderie, the practical jokes,
* instead of the bad times," Reeves
said. '"The good out-weighed the
bad."
That camaraderie was evident
in the tailgating taking place on
U.S. 98 on both Friday and
Sunday.
If there was bereavement, if
there was joy, if there was excite-
ment or a combination of all of the


above, they were community feel-
ings, an emotional mosh pit, if you
will, of folks dancing on heart-
strings.
"We spent more time, more
waking hours, with each other
than our families," Reeves said.'
And now, the chapter is clos-
Sing.
For many, closure arrived
Sunday with the last of the sky-
line, save the low-slung paper
machine building, turned to. dust
and. debris.
For some the final closure will
arrive in the summer, say about
August, when the site surface has
been cleaned and the dirt spread.
But there was little mistaking
Sunday that lhe end of an era, of


A cloud of dust covers the debris.


decades of being a mill town, is at
an end.
"I think for the majority of
workers watching Sunday, the
feeling was let's close that door
and move on," Reeves said. "You
got that Sunday, that it's over."'
Maybe for a mill and its
employees, but not for a town and
its citizens
Yellow fever, a Civil War, hurri-
canes and finally the closing of a
mill that employed upwards of
1,000 people in its heyday -
through it all this town still proud-
ly stands.
"This town is tough," Reeves
said. "The most resilient little com-
munity you've seen in your life."
And with proper care and nur-


turning, even as an encroaching
boom in tourism recasts the com-'
munity, the dream is that the
underpinnings that allowed it to
thrive as a company town will con-
tinue to provide sustenance as
inevitable growth arrives at the'
'doorstep.
"I hope with all the changes,
we don't lose that small-town fla-
vor we've had for years," Colbert
said..
Somewhere in the distance the
city lights do shine/ The sidewalks
gleam with neon dreams that call
from time to time/
When my children's children
.ask me why I didn't go/ They say-
the heart of any town is the people
that you've known/ And they'll
always call you home. "This Old
Town."


The dust clears to reveal #7's demise as it has been turned to rubble.


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Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


PANHANDLE BEACON
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
www.Panhandlebeacon.com


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

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


THE LANDMARKS

The Landmarks in Concert


Highland View Baptist
Church is pleased to present The
Landmarks in concert on January
18 at 7:00 p.m.
The Landmarks are a
traditional Southern Gospel
quartet. They perform in the
tradition of "The Statesmen"
who's, name was retired at the
death of Hovie Lister, their
founder.
The Landmarks feature Larry
Pate, lead, Wallace Nelms, tenor,
Clarence Bailey, bass and Ronnie
Webb, baritone. These men of
gospel have a total of more than
100 years of music ministry.
The..group was first organized'


in 1982, performing part time.
Wallace Nelms left them in 1987
to join, The Statesmen. Upon
Hovie Lister's death, Nelms
rejoined The Landmarks and they
became a full time group.
The Landmarks have ap-
peared on The Grand Ole Opry
and Bill Gaithers Homecoming
many times, traveling to Europe
with The Gaithers.
Everyone attending the
concert will be blessed. No ticket
is required. A love offering will be
taken.
Highland View Baptist
Church is located at 382, Ling
Street, Port St. Joe.
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TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOW

.- +|+ ST. JAMES'
4+:+- EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org



S First Baptist Church .
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
"-..: Brent Vickery, Pastor '
o -* ", 'Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education. : Minister to Students"
Sunday School ................. 9:45 am
Worship Service ..... ........ 11:00 am
Disciple Training ...... .... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... 6:30 pm
K "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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

FAITH BIBLE

CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor


ay School
ay Morning Service
ay Evening Service '


Sund
Sund.
Sund


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


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

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


Guest. Speaker,
Bonita Smith will be the guest
speaker for the Missionary Service
on Sunday, January 26, at 11:30
a.m. at the Port St. Joe Church of
God in Christ, 163 Avenue D. The
congregation welcomes all who
wish to attend and join in.

GC Fire House
Fellowship
Resumes Jan. 16
Continuing to see the need
and the vision, to reach the
southern portion of Gulf County,
Dr, Bill Taylor and those who have.
been a part of the Fire House
Fellowship will resume their
meetings on Thursday, January
16 at 7:00 p.m. at the South Gulf
County Fire Station near Salinas
Park.
Residents and visitors from
Indian Pass, Cape San Blas, and
the Peninsula are welcome,
having "church" come to them
throughout the year 2003.
Faith Bible Church began this
mid-week service last August
This year's topics will include
studies on the attributes of God
and the Trinity.
The Fire House Fellowship is'
a non-denominational Bible study
designed to reach believers and
those interested in discussing and
exploring the Bible in their search
for answers to the issues of our
day. In essence, it is a study of the
Bible in a way that affects the
individual and his world view. :,
The atmosphere will be casual
as well as the attire. These:
meetings primarily incorporate a
.discussion format led by Dr.
-Tavylor. There will also be a time


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Callaway
(850)785-1316

SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
,, FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. J6e
(850) 229-8111

for refreshments during the
meeting.
The Fire Houtse Fellowship
will be held each Thursday at 7:00
p.m. at the South Gulf County
Fire Station near Salinas Park.

Spaghetti Dinner
to Benefit Cuban
Church
The community is invited to
attend a benefit spaghetti supper
on Saturday, January 18 from
5:30 'to 7:30 p.m. at St. George
Island United Methodist Church.
Spaghetti and meatballs, bread,
salad and dessert will be served in
the Church's fellowship hall or
take-out will be available.
The charge will be $6 for
adults and $4 for children, with
proceeds benefiting the Ariza
Methodist Church in Cienfuegos,
.Cuba. This small spirit-filled
church was partially destroyed by
hurricanes but is rebuilding with
support from its sister church on
St. George Island, which has sent
several personal delegations over
the past few years to Cuba to visit
the.Ariza congregation and lend a
hand.
St. George Island United
Methodist Church is located at
201 E. Gulf Beach Drive on St.
George Island. For more
information call 850-927-2088 or
927-2569.
MLK Memorial at

New Hope Church
New Hope Baptist Church at
160 Rouse Freeman Road in
Wewahitchka invites everyone to
come and help honor the life and
legacy .of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., on .Monday. January 20. at
V


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic church of Gulf Count.y, FL
Welcomes You
1Ofce


St. Joseph
20th and Monument Ave.
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST


.850-227-1+17


St. Lawrence
Hwy. 71 North
Wewahitchka

Mass Schedule
Sunday 11 a.m. CST


A/L FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
':. 4 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
,I Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship .... .. 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. C
Adult School ......... .11 a.m.

*Young Children o

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


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT '.,ILL IS AT: .

pliggianb ^tafil paptist prL
382 Ling Street'- Highland View
PoFbrt St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850).227-1306
.... ..6 Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00
NO FRII S! NO IFAD NO GIMMICKSI! Eenng ervce. 7:00


JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY!


Uiscipleship Iraining
Wednesday Prayer


:00uu
7:00


a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.


CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY community to share in this
1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach glorious celebration. The church
c(850) 648-4400 A 888-385-1844 is located at the corner of Avenue
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844 c and Highway 98.
www.crystalsandsrealty.com
Gospel Sing

THE STAR PUBLISHING CO. Abe Springs Bapst Chrch
on 'Highway 275 S -will host'a
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe gospel sing on Saturday. January
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997 18 with local talent starting at
(5)6:00 p.m.
www.StarFL.com Pastor Allen Pitts and the"
congregation invite the public to
come out, enjoy the music and be
6:00 p.m. CST. The invitation is blessed with them.
cordially extended ''by the -
congregation and Reverend Leon St. James Bridge
Jones, Pastor. Luncheon
S. Lrsay Th e women St James
ChoirAnmvesaryThe women a, StC Ja mes


The New Bethel A.M.E.
Church Gospel Choir will
celebrate their seventh choir
anniversary on Sunday, January
19, at 5:00 p.m. Special guests
will be The Chosen. Ones, of'
Ocala; Voices of Deliverance, of
Panama City; Carter's Temple, of
Wewahitchka, and other local
guests.
Pastor Calvin Griffin, Sr. and
the Minister of, Music, Bro.
Herbert Beard invite the entire


Episcopal Church will have their
annual bridge luncheon on
Tuesday, February 4th at 12:00
rioon EST. at the Caldewey Hall at
the church.
After a delicious lunch with
homemade desserts, the men and
women will play bridge. The
luncheon is open to all who enjoy
bridge or other card games.
Tickets are $10.00 and may be
obtained by calling Betty. Fensom
at 648-5020.


Family Life ChOrch
"Touching Lives with the Love of jes '' :'?


Hwy. 98
S. Panama City
Hwy. Reid Ave.
71 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka

229-LIFE (5433)


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

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


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




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First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
SSunday Worship Services:


Traditional .................................. 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m., CT,
Contemporary ....................................... 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church :
ve Ted oInvelace Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820


Discover God's Love! r
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAP TIT CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 A:
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


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


HOPE Family Worship Center
A Pentecostal Holiness Church
2001 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe
Pastor, Marc Sturdivant Church Office 227-1493
Sunday School. .. . 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ...... .....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Serce .. .. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday '. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of Pentecost With Us


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


But those who hope in the Lord
t. w^il renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
(in members'homes)
Come Celebrate with us! Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org


"A Port of Victory"

First Church of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ........... ...... 10 a.m Give unto the Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship .. ......... 11 a m. due His name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ... ... .... 6 p.m Lord in the beauty of holiness
Wednesday Evening Service ...... p.m Psaim 29 2


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


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1996 Pontiac Grand Am. 2
door, AT, AC, Excellent con-
dition. $2950. Call 960-
4464. ltcl/16

1997 Chrysler Town &
Country LXI 73,000 miles,
newly rebuilt transmission,
new tires, $10,900 OBO. Call
229-1669 or 227-4404. atpl/16

1987 Buick Skylark. 2 door,
AT, AC, dependable, clean.
$1200. Call 960-4464. etI/16e

1998 Chevy Cavalier 4 door,
automatic transmission,
A/C, 80,000 miles, $2,500;
2000 Rockwood pop up
camper A/C like new, sleeps
.6, $2,900. Call 850-639-
6981. 2tpl/16



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YO----$0 Month .
'Mobile Home Lots'
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850-648-8201

BEACH STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
; St. Joe Beach
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814-7400 Cell Phone
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1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
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1990, 4 door, good condition,
$1,595. See at 1906
Monument Ave. Itpl/16
1985 Porsche 944. AC, 5
speed, low miles. Runs,
' Drives and Looks Great!
$2450. Call 960-4464. Itcl/16
1994 Chevy Camero. V6, 5
speed, low miles. Excellent
condition. $2950. Call 960-
4464. ltcl/16
1998 Toyota Avalon XLS.
Just 66,000 one-owner
miles. Leather, garaged. As
New! $12,500. Call 960-
4464. ltcl/16

1991 ChryslerNew Yorker for
sale, $2,200 or best offer.
Call Frank at .229-2550 or
.639-3046. 4tpl1/9

1999 Ford Windstar, van. 5
door, AT, AC, V6, one owner.
Excellent condition. Must
See! $6950. Call 960-4464.
ltcl/16

1997 F-150 Lariat with
camper shell. Like new ures.
loaded. Call 648-4613 leave
message or 832-5474. 2,pi/9

1998 Buick Skylark. AT, AC,
V6, 4 door, low miles. $3950.
Call 960-4464. ltcl/16
1994 Chrysler Town &
Country Van. Leather,
Loaded Rear Air, Low Miles,,
One owner, excellent condi-
tion. $3950. Call 960-4464.
ltcl/16

1993 Jeep Wrangler, 6 eye.;
auto trans., uair cond., 4
wheel drive, nlew targa/hard-
top, lots. extras, like new,
$6,500. Call 850-648-2251.
4tpl1/9

1999 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT,,'AC, V6, one owner,
60,000 miles. $7950. Call
960-4464. ltcl/16

1997 Ford Aspire, 82,000
miles, cold A/C, auto trans-
mission, 2 new Lures. 30 mpg,
$2,895"6BO Call 64-i2024:
... .. . ..... 2tpl/9

1995 Ponta ontiac Bonneville. 4
door, AT, AC, V6, Clean,
Dependable. $3400. Call
960-4464. ltcl/16

1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc, excellent, only 67,
000 miles, nearly new,
$3,200. Call 647-9317. ,ro/l






2000 Odyssey/Millennium
Pontoon boat. 20 ft.
$18,'Q000; 1931 Model A Ford
Coupe,l all org.. excellent,
condition Call 639-6284 or
850-832-3377. 4tcl/9
Kayak 15' green single or
double seating, 1 double
paddle, 1 couple paddle,
strap on wheels, large life
vest, $800... Call 229-6.834 .
evenings 2p 1.. 9






Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
.Recession proof Income great
on going business. $650,000.
Call for details. 850-229-
1929. tfcl/2



Locally
Owned



A Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
SMotel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
Real Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Sp iolizing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
[ PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-lt-Yourself Pest Control Products


Smiley's Day Care -
Opening Soon. For more
information call 850-227-
1143. 4tpl/2


Croft

Family

Childcare


Registered Home

Debbie Croft,
CDA


*


Sale,
HealthK,,
Learning
En ironment
Loving Fanmilf
Aimophert


Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Now accepting
applications for
ages 2 and over

Call Now

for more

information

229-7708







Want entertainment? Need
some help planning your
party? Need a, speaker?
Magic, Face Painting,
Balloons, Games, Music,
Much More! Call 227-6617.
tfcl/2






Wewa Area 2 bedroom, 2
bath fully furnished home,
very nice, $550 plus utilities
& deposit. Reg. required,
couple only. Available march
1st. Call 639-3738. 2tpl/16

3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home, garbage, water & cable
included. 1st & last months
rent required. Call 850-648-
5033. 2tpl/16

1619 Palm Blvd., Port. St.
Joe, 3 bedroom, 2 bath excel-
lent condition, $750 month.,
Call 404-797-7870. 2tpl/16

Indian Pass 3 bedroom, 1
bath home just steps from
the beach. $700.00 a, month.
Call Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty-at 850-227-9600 for
more information. Itc 1/16

Office Space for Lease.
Prime location in the Port St.
Joe commercial district.
1500 sq. ft, plenty of parking,
space, and centrally located. ,
Can be renovated to suit ten-
ant's.needs. Call Lisa Vafona'
at, Hambrick Realty,. Inc.
(850) 648-1102. ltcl/16
Apartments For Rent, 2
and 3 bedroom. Call
Kenney at 227-7241 or Phil
at 227-2112. tfc1/9
Indian Pass 3 bedroom, 1
bath home just steps from
the beach. $700.00 a month.
-Call Century 21 Gulf Coast
Realty at 850-227-9600 for
more information. ltcl/9

"House for rent uilth extra
large kitchen, new central
AC/H, large walk-in closet,
large living area. 248 Ling
Street, Highland View $450 a
month Call (850) 227-6297"
tfcl/9




C. R.SMITH


&SON, INC.

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


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
23p /16 899-3665


Electric Stove, almond color,
,good, condition, $75;
Composting toilet, passable
for house boat, $150. Call
648-8334. 2tpl/16

7 drawer student desk, 1
Bissell carpet machine & a 2
drawer filing cabinet. Call
227-1804. ltpl/16.

Solid pine drop leaf table
with pedestal. Has 2 large
chairs, $150. Call 227-9722.
ltcl/16

For Sale, GE Washer, like
new, $125; Good electric
dryer, $85; Gas furnace with
A/C coil, $150; Wheel chair,
$85. Call 647-2570. 2tpl/9

Sectional sofa with sleeper, 2
recliners and 2 storage com-
partments. Blue in color,
$650. Call 639-9000. 2tpi/9

For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. tfcl/9
Twin bed, adjustable' home
hospital type, side rails, 2
motors, hand crank, 5" mat-
tress,$400. Call 229-6834
evenings. 2tpl/9

18,000 BTU Natural gas wall
heater vent free, like: new,
$150. Call 647-5884. 2tpl/9

Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4t41 St., PSJ tfcl/21
Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
[!miture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 2296374,


9436 Auger house 1 block
from beach, $450 month.
Call Ken at 647-5770. 3tpl/9

Beach House & furnished
trailer. Call 648-5306. 4tpl/9

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc1/2
Mexico Beach Unfurnished
house; 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all
appliances, CH&A, $800
.'month. Call 648-5424. 4tcl/9

ATTENTION SNOWBIRD S 2
BEDROOM, 2' BATH PRI-
VATE HOME, PORT ST. JOE,
WALK TO EVERYTHING.
NON-SMOKING, NO PETS
SECURITY DEPOSIT. AVAIL-
ABLE OCTOBER-MARCH.
$550 PER MONTH PLUS
UTILITIES. CALL 256-236-
5854 .. 5tpl/9

107 -D NORTH 31ST
STREET, MEXICO BEACH -
Long-term lease. 2 bedroom,
2 bath unfurnished 3 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. 4tpl/9

2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. r6 /2
Efficiency-type apartment,
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. roi/2

4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total electric;
stove, refegerator, dishwash-
er, washer/dryer/ hook up,
central air.,and .heat, Great
view of the beach. $950
monthly, $350 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf'
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfcl/2
S1 bedroom. I bath bungalow.
'155 Beach Strect, St. Joe
Beach. Stove, -efrigerator,
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. .n..

2 & 3 BR, long-term rental
units. Call Crystal Sands
Realty 648-4400. tfcl/2

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

Apart. /Homes for Rent:.1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker'
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfcl/2
2 bedroom 1 1/2,bath apart-
m'ent, energy efficient on
South Hwy. 71, $425 per
month. Call 639-5102 for
more information, tfcl/2

UNFURNISHED
'* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & reirig., wash-
,er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1. 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up. "
One bedroom, apartment,
washer/ dryer' hookup.'- Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. ri/2
SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE STAR!


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
UB92 dnd commercial insurance followup. Good communication and telephone skills required.
Benefits include: Health Insurance, retirement. 401 K, performance bonus, paid holidays and
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
e-mail: admin@hcaudit.org. No Phone Calls or Walk-Ins


HealthCheck
tqOPR'ff. "' .. tr r


L EgihBldgsod


The city of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following position:
Administrative Assistant
($10.00 hour) Applications
are available at City Hall. The
position will remain open
until filled. Please return
application to the Municipal
Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The City
of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. 2tc 1 /16

Act Now! 29 more people
needed to lose weight & make
money. Call 1-800-798-7412
- wwwv vourherbahledistnbu-
tor.com. 4tpl/ 16

Bread Routes Established
Bead Routes open in the Port
st. Joe and Mexico Beach
area. Looking for motivated
individuals with good work
ethic. Will train. $500-$700
weekly. Fax resume to 229-
226-2351 or email to wfln
fo@rose.net. EOE. 3tpi/16

Job Opening Job Number:
#100 Care-Giver: Early
Head Start Location:
Wewahitchka Position:
Full time, Permanent, 12
Months Responsnble for the
early childhood development
of children from birth to
three. Applicants must have
an A.S. degree in Early
Childhood Education or may
hold a current ODA and
actively enrolled in the'
degree program. Must meet
all requirements as mandat-
ed by the Department of
Children. and Families.
Requires occasional lifting of
infants and toddlers '(5-40
lbs.);. Mail resumes to North
Florida Child development,
Inc., Attn: Human
Resources, PO Box .38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
fax (850) 639-4173 email
sebrina@headstaartnf. org.
CLOSING: January 24, 2003
EOE./DFWP/M-F/.8-5. 2tcl/16
. loi"T
Bartender needed, full or
part time.. Apply-in person -
Look Out Lounge; 647-8310.
tfcl/9.

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

Carpenters Needed: Tools &
transportation required. Call
832-4795. -2tpl/9

Baby sitter needed 'for 2
children 10 & 8 years old.
Please call 648-8181 leave.
name and number. 2tp l/9

ATTENTION! DRIVER
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Wemer 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-
3624..:, 5tc/2

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
tfcl/2

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
Our business is growing
Need additional sales per*-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5995. tfcel/2

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfcl/2


O THE J. LESTER
COMPANY REAL

ESTATE ITSAL &

COUrERVICE
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial A ppaisals

JAMES E 't-STER

Real Estate Appraiser &'Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified .c raiser
,-. License#,' .

Broker License 15
"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
'Eminent Domain Estates 0. -

850-639-4200

Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, i
Jackson Counties Specialty Asignment Smte Wide i


'6


F.11 if dl rL1Tkjr~l


Lost English Bulldog: solid'
white with black circle
around right eye has a red
collar and goes by the name
of Bo. Went missing Sat.,
Jan. 11 from 249 Bass'Wood
Road off of 386. If found
please call 648-4922. tfcl/16






DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
HEALTH CARE
Broadband Level:
LICENSED PRACTICAL AND
LICENSED VOCATIONAL
NURSES L3
Broadband Code: 29-2061-3;
Pay Band: 05
Class Title: LICENSED
PRACTICAL NURSE
Class Code: 5599
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Position Number: 086311 &
086312 ,
Closing Date: 01/24/2003
Annual Salary Range:
$22,281.45 to $55,703.63
Contact Person: .
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: f8501227-1276. x 131
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
Minimum Qualifications:
LICENSURE AS A LICENSED
PRACTICAL NURSE.
Special Notes: TWO POSI-
TIONS PENDING APPROVAL..
FINGERPRINTING
REQUIRED .
DRUG SCREENING
REQUIRED
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQUIRED
EXTENDED HOURS
REQUIRED.
THIS IS A GRANT FUNDED
POSITION AND WILL BE
HIRED AT BASE OF SALARY
RANGE., POSITION WILL BE
BASED IN ST. JOE. DESIRE
LAB, PHLEBOTOMY EXPE-
RIENCE AND CPR CERTIFI-
CATION. KNOWLEDGE OF &
ABILITY TO APPLY GENER-
AL NURSING PRACTICES &
PRINCIPLES IN GENERAL
CLINIC SETTING. -
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
these positions. You may
submit a hard copy of your
application to the address.
indicated in the announce-
ment. 2tcl/16
NEED EXTRA CASH???
"Sign on Bonus's are now
being offered to all ,
CNA's LPN's RN's
That join our
FUN Exciting team,
Applications being taken in
the following areas:
CNA's
(FT-PT-PRN) All Shifts
LPN
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)
RN
(PT Nights-Th/F/S)
Dietary Aides/Cooks
(FT-P-)
Apply in person to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
tfcl/9
SAY YOU SAW
IT IN THE STAR!


Graco open top baby swing,
$25 OBO; Infant car seat
with base, $15 OBO; large
little Tykes slide, org.. $60,
$15 fIrm: child's light brown
recliner, $15 OBO. Call 639-
2097. ltp.1/16
Machinery For Sale: 120
Caterpillar Excavator,
$25,000; D20P Komatsu
Bulldozer, $15,000; Uno
Snorkel lift, 4x4, S 18.000:
Ditch wench trentcher.
$1,000. Call 639-6284 or
850-832-3277. 4tc 1/9
Delta li" drum sander -
extension tables some
sanding strips, used 1 week -
not needed now. Extra shaft,
4" drum and dust tray. $700.
229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9
Generator. 8000 watt.
10.000 surge. Generrac from
Lowes, used 6 hrs. Cost
$1,400, not needed, $1100.
229-6834 everungs.: 2tpl/9

Rool brackets 12 on 12,
fixed angle (have 20) $100.
229-6834 evenings. 2tp 1/9

House framing and trim
brackets. through the wall
42" stand out leg, 3/4" pipe
(have 10) $30 each or $300
all. 229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9

Makita 16 1,2" circular saw,
cut 6x6 post, 1 cut. Cost me
.$650, (used 2 days) $450.
229-6834 evenings. 2tpl/9

Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tf6l/2

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wealuhitchka, .FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net
tfcl/2






2000 Homes of Merit 16x80 2
bedroom, 2 bath many
upgrades, partially furnished
to be moved, $33,000 nego-
tiable. Call 639-2097 2tpl/16

New 3 bedroom, 2 bath
16x80, $32,900. Call 763-
4266 Vance. ltcl/16

GREAT AMERICAN CHOICE
IS HEREI New promo lets you
choose one of i three free
upgrades. Call me for details.
D.C.- Williams 1-888-324-
1514. ltcl/16

2 Land home packages 3 & 4
bedroom.' Ready to move in.
0 down Ez-Qualify. Call 763-
4266 Vance. Itcl/16

Used, 3 bedroom, 1996
Clayton Sierra 16x80,'excel-
lent condition, $22,900. Set
up & delivered. Call 653-
0311. ltcl/16
Change factories ALL
remaining inventory MUST
UOOBrmi-ng your W-2s, cats,
dogs, fish; whatever you can
afford and I'll do my best to
work with you. Let me. get
you in a new home RIGHT
SNOW! Call D.C. Toll Free 1-
888-324-1514 ltcl/16


I y lu a I'I.Y *.kUr E 1I -i C F1I


Yard Sale: 414 Arizona
Drive, Mexico Beach,- Sat.,
Jan. 18. Something for. every-.
.one.:' Bathroom r supplies;;)
shower curtain, end table,
tllling spell & learn, books,
barbid's and barbie supplies,
jewelry box, jewelry, tennis
racket, purses, cars, puzzles,
games, instant camera,
skates, knick-knacs, ther-
-mos, clothes and more. npm/i

Yard Sale: 1606 Long Ave.,
Across from Long Avenue
Baptist Church, Sat. morn-
ing, Jan. 18. Ink Jet Printers.
ltpl/16

Garage Sale: 105 Lucia Ave,
Beacon Hill, CR 386 follow
signs, Thur., Fri. & Sat., Jan.
16th-19th, 9:00-3:00 EST.
Crafts; sea shells, clothing,
nmisc. Rain or Shin6. No Early
Sales. ltpl/16

Porch Sale: 8217 Pelican
Walk tLane, the Beaches,
Sat., Jan. 18, 8:00-11:00.
Computer desk: rugs,
clothes, odds & ends, plant
stand. Rain Cancels. ltpl/16






Job Opening Job Number -
#101 Purchasing Clerk -
Location Wewahitchka -
Part Time, 20-30
hqurs/week Responsible
for filing, pricing, purchase
requisitions, and other vari-
ous accounting functions.
Will work in' the Fiscal
Department. Applicant'
'should have experience in
purchasing and/or account-
ing but not required. Mail
resumes to North Florida
Child Development, Inc.,
Attn: Human Resources, PO
Box 38, Wewahitchka, Fl
32465 or fax 850-639-4173
or'email sebrina@headstart-
nf.ot:g. Please add JOB##101
to the resume. CLOSING:
January 31, 2003.
EOE/DFW/M-F/8-5 2tsoi/o


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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2003


NEW 2003 Double wide -
$37,995 setup & delivered
with A/C. Perfect unit for
smaller lots and I will dis-
count for CASH. D.C.
Williams 1-888-324-1514.
ltcl/16

2 used 2 bedroom, 1 bath
14x56, 81 & 84 models,
$7995. Set up and delivered.
Call Vance at 763-4266. it/is

SSI/Disability Income? I
can get you approved
$1000/mo. minimum
income to qualify; You must
have a car financed in your
name for the PAST 2 YEARS -
As little as $0 down, low
monthly payments. Call D.C.
Williams at 1-888-324-1514.
ltcl/16

EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfcl/2

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
.mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1'463. tfc l/2

FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little, as $500 down, .two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. tri/2

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
Jbath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. 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
527-1463. tfcl/2

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

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
nights. tfcl/2


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.
tfcl/2

NEW ZONE m DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfcl/2


Free Puppies: Dachshund
mix & lab mix. Cute as can
bell Wormed & first shots.
Call 227-1472. 2tpl/9






NEW HOME FOR SALE
Janice Hall Construction
207 Monica Drive in Port
St. Joe. 1577 sq. ft. all
appliances plus washer &
dryer included. Call 229-
6859. tfel/16

By Owner: High and dry 1/2
acre lot walking distance to
Intercoastal and public boat
ramp. Located across from
Lake Charles in Overstreet.
Asking $21,900. Call Sam at
850-227-7720. 4tpl/16

"Bay Front lot for sale
Sandbar Drive.
Approximately 103 ft by 125
ft. Federal Flood Insurance
available. $205,000 Call
(850) 227-6297" tfcl/9

For Sale By Owner in Gulf
Aire. Beautiful, Gulf View, 2
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath town-
home, living room, dining
room, laundry room,
$185,000. Call 647-S742.
4tpl/9

Home For Sale By Owner: 3
bedroom, 1 bath home, 1601
Marvin Ave. New .central
heat/ac, new roof, large lot,
$85,900. Call 850-227-1280.
2tcl/9

St. Joe Beach 2 blocks to
beach, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, double garage, large
yard, $232,000. Owners
Motivated. Call 850-647-'
2504 2tpl/9


House For Sale: 3 bedroom,
3 bath, 2000 sq. ft., 10
fenced acres, 5 fish ponds, 3
wells, 24x40 barn, 12x20
shed, near Wewa. House
incomplete inside. Decorate
to your taste, $200,000. Call
227-7786. 4tpl/9

Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom., 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4tpl/9
House with private pond at
Wetappo Creek, S100.000.'
Call Ken at 647-5770, 3tpi/9

Lot For Sale, beach front, lot
5, WindMark Beach
$975,000. Call 770-740-
1117. 4tpl/2

2 lots 3rd block, St. Joe
Beach, 75x150 each., Septic
tank, well, sprinkler, electri-
cal pole, cleared, fenced,
$100K Both. Call 647-6275.
4tpl/2

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 639-3921.41p12/26

Mexico Beach St. Joe Beach
Homes and Vacant Land.
Ask for Joan Lovelace. Your
Beach Realtor. Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, 648-5767.
tfcl/2

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






Have your vehicle detailed
without leaving- home.
Satisfaction guaranteed. For
estimate call 647-2976. ,,4t/.e

Home Made and Decorated
Cakes for all occasions. Call
639-6407. ,4tpl/16

Interior Exterior ,House
painting and pressure
washing. Small maintenance
repairs done also. Call 648-
1159. 2tpl/16


PUBLIC NOTICE .
The FLORIDA DEPARTMENT ,OF
TRANSPORTATION announces a pub-
lic meeting to which all persons are,
i invited. ::
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, January
21, 2003, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
PLACE: Old County Court House. 2000
N. 2nd Street, Wewahitchka, Florida,
32465
PURPOSE: Informal meeting to review;
the upcoming improvements and
bridge replacement on Jarrott Daniels
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REQUEST FOR ARCHITECTURAL
QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS ,
The City of Wewahitchka will'
accept "Qualification Statements" from
architectural firms to'perform general
architectural, services for plans, speclfl-.
cations and inspections for projects to
be performed by work order. The
"Qualification Statements"' must be
received by 4:00 p.m. Central Time on
January 24, 2003. in the office of the
City Clerk of the City of Wewahitchka,
109 S. Second Street. P.O. Box 966.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465. The
"Qualifications Statements" will be pre-
sented to the Wewahitchka City
Commission at their regular meeting
on Monday, January 27, 2003 at 6:30
n.m. Central Time.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-09
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested in providing the following:
Replace plate glass windows
and doors in exterior bottom
floor of Gulf County
Courthouse with code cotnpli-
ant safety glass.
Please Indicate on the envelope CYOU'P
COMPANY' NAME, that this I i a
.SEALED BID and Include the BiE.
NUMBER '.
Specifications can be ,b[,Ljred 3t the
'-.,if County Clerk's ofi.:e i,'0 Cecil
C'. ostin, Sr., Blvd., P 2.:.m 141 Port'
SJoe, Florida 32456 (850)229-6112.
Bids will be received until THURSDAY
JANUARY 23, 2003 AT 5:00 P.M., E.T.
at the office of Clerk of Court. 1000
Cecil G: Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and the
bids will be opened at this location on
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2003'at 10:00
a.m. ET.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
/s/JerryBarnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish January 9 & 16, 2003
Request for Proposal '
RFP Number #100
North Florida Child Development, Inc.
Is requesting proposals from qualified
persons for vehicle preventative main-
tenance. Specifications may 'be"
obtained from the Fiscal Department,
SNorth Florida Child Development, Inc.,
PO Box 38, 200 North Second Street.
Wewahitchka, FL (850)639-5080 ext.
11. Please Indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME and include
the'BID NUMBER. Bids will be received
until January 31, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m.
CST at North Florida Child
Development, Inc., PO Box 38, 200
North Second Street, Wewahitchka. FL
32465. This Agency reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
Publish January 16 & 23, 2003
Request for Proposal
RFP Number #101
North Florida Child Development, Inc.
is requesting proposals from qualified
persons for vehicle cleaning.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Fiscal Department. North Florida
Child Development, Inc., PO Box 38,
200 North Second Street,
Wewahlitchka, FL (850)639-5080 ext.
11. Please indicate on the envelope
YOUR COMPANY NAME and Include
the BID NUMBER. Bids will be received,
until January 31, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m.
CST at North Florida Child
Development, Inc., PO Box 38, 200
North Second Street. Wewahitchka, FL
32465. This Agency reserves the right
to reject any and all bids.
Publish January 16 & 23, 2003


Jerri Linton
City Clerk
Publish January 16, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
and the City of Port St. Joe will hold a
Joint workshop on Thursday, January
16, at 4:00 p.m. E.S.T., at the Port St.
Joe Fire Station, 410 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe. Florida to consider future
plans for port development. All who
wish may attend and be heard..
Nolan Treglown, Chairman
Frank Pate, Mayor
Publish January 16, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
'FOR WATER USE PERMIT '
,rle .i rerrb i en ri,. pursuant to
*h. piter 37,. Fl.: 'ratutes, the fol-
lowing applications) for water use per-
mit(s) has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District:.
Application number 106241 filed
01/09/2003
Department of Corrections, Gulf
Forestry Camp, 2601 Blair
Stone Road. Tallahassee, FL
32399-2500
Requesting a maximum with-
drawal of 75,000 gallons per day
from the Floridan Aquifer
System for Public Supply use by
an existing facility.
General withdrawal locatlon(s)
in Gulf County: T07S, R09W,
Sec. 4B
Interested persons, may object to or
comment upon the applications or sub-
mit a written request for a copy of the .
staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the 'applica-
tion(s) by writing, to the Division of
Resource Regulation of the Northwest
Florida Water Management District,
attention Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such comments or
requests must .be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on January 31, 2003.
No further public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this (these) applicationss.
' Publication of this notice, constitutes
constructive notice of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially affected per-
sons. A copy of the staff reports) must
be requested 4n order to remain
advised of further proceedings and any
public hearing, date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submit-
ting i. written request according to the.
provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Administrative Code. ,Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to persons who. have filed such
requests.
Publish January 16, 2003
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OP
ABANDONMENT OF
ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County. Florida, at its regular
meeting on February 11. 2003 to begin
at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T., will consider aban-
doning any interest by the County and
that of'the public in and to the follow-
Ing described property:
Block 2. Yon's Addition to
Beacon Hill. according to the
map or plat thereof on file in
Plat Book 1. Page 45 In the
Office of the Clerk of Court,
Gulf County. Florida.
This notice,of abandonment was
Initiated by the Gulf County
Commission at their regular meeting
on October 22. 2002. Notice of adop-
tion of the resolution abandoning the
said roadway will be published one
time In a newspaper of general circula-


tion in Gulf County, Florida, and the
proof of publication of the, notice of
hearing, the resolution as adopted, and
the proof of publication of adoption of
such resolution will be recorded In the
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida.
Board of County Commissioners
/s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish January 16. 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
S The City of Wewahltchka will
accept sealed bids for various plants of,
various sizes for landscaping at the
new library in Wewahitchka.
Specifications may be picked up at the
City Clerk's office at 109 S. Second
Street, Wewahitchka, FL 32465. Bids
must be sealed and returned to the
City Clerk by 4:00 PM. CT on Friday,
January 24, 2003. The City reserves
the right to reject any and/or all bids
and award the bid to the lowest and
best bidder In the opin iol of the City of
Wewahitchka 5'd of" _.rmm-i:,r,-
The bids will be c.pe.e.ne a rue RF'egular
Commission meeting on January 27,
2003 at 6:30 PM, CT.


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2003


Jack Nyle "Corky" Justice

Jack "Corky" Justice died
January 3 at Baptist Medical
Center in Jacksonville.
He was born March 13, 1957
in Orlando. After moving to Port
St. Joe in 1959 he resided there
until moving to Fort Walton Beach
in 1969. He graduated from
Choctawhatchee High School in
1975. He attended Okaloosa-
Walton Jr. College and University
of West Florida where he earned a
degree in business.


I ollttralim,


Panama City, the Shaddai Shrine
Temple in Panama City and a
member of Long Avenue Baptist
Church. He served three years in
the National Guard and six years
in the National Guard Reserve in
the trucking division.
His survivors include his wife,
Mary Catherine Whitaker; one
son, Donald Dexter Whitaker both
of Port St. Joe; his mother, Grace
Whitaker of Umatilla; and one


Since 1981, he had been a
resident of Jacksonville Beach
where he operated a landscaping
business.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Elizabeth "Betty"
Irving Whitehurst and his father,
Jack Nyle Justice.
He is survived by his twin
brother Tony Justice and wife
Betty of Wewahitchka; his step-
father, Ruel Whitehurst of
Wewahitchka; his aunt, Olivia
Landry of Wewahitchka; his uncle
and aunt, Hugh and Jean Justice
of Mobile, AL; his uncle and amnt
Henry and Jimmie Irving of
Marianna; a nephew, Philip
Goodwin of Jemison, AL; and
niece Heather Goodwin Trant of
Dothan, AL.
"Corky" loved life and his
family and all who knew him will
miss him greatly.



Donald G. Whitaker

Donald Grayson Whitaker,
67, of Port St. Joe passed away
Thursday, January 9, in a
Panama City Hospital following an
extended illness. He was born and
reared in Holmes County, and
moved to Port St. Joe in 1956 and
went to work for St. Joe Paper
Company.
He was a Master Mason with
Port St. Joe Lodge No. 111
F.&A.M., Panama City York Rite in


brother, George Wesley Whitaker
of Bonifay. He was preceded in
death by his father, King Lester
Whitaker and sister, Effie Mae
Hogan.
Graveside services were held
Saturday, January i, at 11:00
a.m. CT at Mount Olive Cemetery
in Bonifay, with the Rev. Johnnie
Bradshaw and the Rev. John
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 14. 2002
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
The Value Adjustment Board met in special ses-
sion with the following present: County Comm. Carl
W. Fox and Jerry W. Barnes and School Board
Members Linda Wood and Billy C. Quinn, Jr. (County
Comm. Nathan Peters, Jr. was absent)
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky. Chief
Administrator Don Butler., and Property Appraiser
Kesley Colbert.
The Board elected Billy C. Quinn, Jr. to serve as
Chmn of the 2002 Value Adjustment Board.
PETITION #1I-OLAN WARD (#06254-01 OR)
Olan Ward discussed that when he purchased
this property, the value was $5,000.00. He presented
a map of the property, stating it Is marshland, has no
access (without obtaining an easement from an
adjoining property owner, and Is not "buildable"
according to D.E.P. regulations.,
Colbert presented a map showing surrounding
property values, and stated that Ward's property is on
the roll at a fate equivalent to one-third (1'/3) of, the
adjoining property owners.
After discussion by Colbert, Ward and the
Board, Barnes motioned to deny the 'petition and con-,
cur with Colbert ($24,500.00). Wood seconded the'
motion, and it passed unanimously (4-0).
PETITION #2 / PETITION #3 / PETITION #4
Colbert reported these petitioners are not pre-
sent, and he presented Information regarding each
property.
PETITION #2-PINE RIDGE, LTD. (#03019-
100R)
Unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board denied this
petition and concurred with Colbert ($2,055,520.00)
PETITION #3-WEWAHITCHKA. LTD. (#02249-
050R
Unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board denied this
petition and concurred with Colbert ($779,634.00).
PETITION #4-CRUM FAMILY PARTNERSHIP/
(#04859-007R)
Unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board denied this
petition and concurred with Colbert ($1.190,684.00).
The meeting did then adjourn at 4:28 p.m.,
E.D.T.
BILLY C. QUINN, JR., CHMN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 14, 2002, SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Comm. met
in special session with the following present: Chmn
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chmh Carl W. Fox. and Comm.
Nathan Peters, Jr. entered at 5:04 p.m. and Comm. Billy E. Traylor was
absent.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrator Debbe
Wlbberg, Building Inspector Brad Bailey. Code
Enforcement Officer Tony Varona, Planner' David
Richardson. Public Works Director Gerald Shearer,'
and Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. i
WORKCREW BUDGET 2001-2002
Peters discussed ordering equipment, in the
amount of $5.500.00. for the District 4 Workcrew
(only $3,000.00 was budgeted), and motioned to
amend the General Fund budget to pay $2.500.00 of
the cost from Reserve for Contingencies. It passed
unanimously (3-0).
HIGHLAND VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT
BID #0102-21
Fox motioned to approve and submit a Change
Order (#1) to Fisher Construction Company. Inc., in
the amount of $1.850.00, for doors for the Highland
View Fire Department. Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously (3-0).
WATER SYSTEM
Butler presented and discussed a draft agree-
ment prepared'by McFarland between the County and
City of Port St. Joe for operation and maintenance of
the County's water systems.The draft will be amend-
ed to: (1) $500.00 per new tap will be deposited Into a
Maintenance and Improvement Trust Fund (in case
the water systems are ever turned back over to the
County), (2) the tap fees-for the unincorporated areas
will not exceed the City's tap fees, and (3) the City will'
provide drop boxes in each community. Peters
motioned to table this draft until the next regular
meeting. (McLemore entered the meeting at 5:04 p.m.,
E.D.T.) McFarland reported that the City. has request-
ed a draft agreement from the County to discuss at
the City's Board Meeting on October 15. and feels the
County should approve the draft before he presents It
to the City. The motion died for a lack of a second. Fox
motioned to present the draft agreement (with the
revisions included) to the City. The motion died for
lack of second. After discussion, McLemore motioned
to submit the draft agreement (with the above revi-
sions) to the City of Port St. Joe. It passed 3 to 1, with
Peters voting no.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHMN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 22, 2002, REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board met In regular session
with the following present: Chmn Jerry W. Barnes,
Vice Chmn Carl W. Fox, and Comm. Carmen L.
McLemore. Billy E. Traylor. and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Leanna Roberts. Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Chief Administrator Don Butler. Administrator Debbe
Wibberg, Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. Emergency Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin,
Planner David Richardson, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Road Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee. T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams, Workcrew
Superintendent Luthus Hand. and Deputy Sheriff
Buddy Cumble.
CONSENT AGENDA
Traylor motioned to approve the Consent
Agenda, upon correction to the minutes. It passed
unanimously.
1. Minutes-October 8, 2002-Regular Meeting -
October 14, 2002-Value Adjustment Board; October
14, 2002-Special Meeting
'2.' Alleyway Abandonment Request (between
Columbus/Desoto-S.J. Beach-Lee)
3. Bid-Advertise for County Employee Life
Insurance Advertise for Gaskin Park-Phase I
Playground Center; Award Bid #0102-41-Boyer
Signs & Logo Design ($17,000.00)
4. Budget Amendment-Mosquito Control
Department (2002-2003/Equipment) Amendment-
Sheriff (2001-2002/Unanticipated Revenues/
$184.572.02),-Amendment-Tax Collector (2001-
2002/Tourist Development Fees/$724.31)
Amendment #15-Work Crew (2001-2002/Dist. 4
Equipment), as follows:
Budget Amendment #15
General Fund
Original Amended
Budget Increase Decrease Budget
Gulf County Work Crews:
24523-64004 Equipment. Dist. 4
$ 3.000 $2,500 $ 0 : $ 5,500,
Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for Conting.
$38.702 $ 0 $2.500 $36,202
5. (|h]!gc Order-200 I-:.()01.; "';dl Vond u Pavir
Pol gram (o (':;Of


6. Compensation-Debbd Wibberg-Tourist
Development Council
7. Court Order-Payment to Faucheux & Jones.
P.A. (#01-152-CF $520.21 / to'be paid from Account
#61021-31000) Payment' to Attorney Robert S.
Sombathy (#01-161,-CF $343.85 to be paid from
Account #61021-31000)
8. Grant Reinstatement Request-Enterprise
Florida/Costin Airport-Dasco Marine
9. Insurance Request-Mark & Darlene Cutler
(Board to pay employee individual Insurance premi-
ums toward a family policy)
10. Invoice-Agency for Health Care
Administration-Medicaid (July, 2002 $22.025.91 /
August. 2002 $5,597.17 to be paid from Account #
52264-34100) Bay Design Associates-New E.O.C.
(Bid #0001-35 #3 $12,096.25 to be paid from
Account #39125-31000) Bay Medical Center-
H.C.R.A. (#0212200828 $140.04 / #02190-00256 *
$229.11 to be paid from Account #51462-31500) -
C. W. Roberts Contracting-2001-2002 Road Paving
Project (#7 $203,181.30 to be paid from Account
#41441-63000) Fisher Construction-H.V. Fire
Department (Bid #0102-21 $9,227.41 to be paid
from Account #HV222-62100) Municipal Software
Solutions-Building Permit Software (Bid #0102-30-*
#F187 $11,000.00 to be paid from Account
#B3424-52000) Panama Court Reporting Service
(#552 10-01-02 $193.80 / #555 10-09-02.*
$228.80 / #556 09-19-02 $463.80 / #560 10-03-
02 $133.28 / #561 10-10-02.- $143.28 to be
paid from various Court Reporter line Items) Preble-
Rish, Inc.-Gulf County Shipbuilding Road (#62361 *
$1,800.00 to be paid from Account #27555-31000) -
Preble-Rish, Inc.-Highland View Drainage Project
(#62362 $1,750.00 to be paid from Account
#33538-31000) Preble-Rish, In6.-Gulf County 2001-
2002 Road Bond (#62363 $4,183.38 to be paid
from Account #41441-31000) Preble-Rish, Inc.-Lake
Grove Road Bridge C.I.G.P. (#62365 $1.000.00 to
be paid from Account #40741-31000)
11. Job Notice-Advertise two (2) Laborer posi-
tions for Public Works Department ,,
12. S.H.I.P.-Purchase Assistance-Tiller
($11,615.00) Purchase Assistance-Williams
($11,615.00) Subordination Agreement-
Blankenship/Aames Home Loan
13. Special Projects Payments, as follows:
Dist. 1 Bayside Lumber-Saul's Creek Park $
16.05; St. Joe"Hardware-Saul's Creek Park $ 215.52:
St. Joe Hardware-Saul's Creek Park $ 142.90; V.F.W.
Scouting Committee (Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts) $
250.00
Dist. 4 City of Port St. Joe-Demolition Project
$4,640.00,
Dist. 5 Mize Plumbing & Glass-P.S.J.H.S.
Football Field $ 87.43; Mize Plumbing & Glass-
P.S.J.H.S. Football Field $ 2.85
14. T.D.C. Member Reappointment:
Tom Graney, Brian Cox, Ron Morrow, Richard
Hance
15. Travel-Florida, Main Street 2002 (T.D.C. *
Panama City 11/13-14/02 National Hurricane
Conference (New Orleans, LA 04/14-18/02) -
Tourism Product Dev. & Mar. (T.D.C. *-Fort Myers *
10/30/02)
PUBLIC HEARING-PRELIMINARY PLAT/HENDRIX
To consider preliminary plat approval for Bill
Hendrix (Parcel ID #03171-080R), McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called for and received no
public comment. Traylor motioned to approve. It
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC, HEARING-PRELIMINARY PLAT / LAN-
TANA BY THE SEA
To consider preliminary plat approval for Parvey
Development Corporation .(Parcel ID #06314-000R),
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called
for but received no public comment. McLemore
motioned to approve. It passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING-SETBACK VARIANCE / PAULK
To consider a road setback variance on
Americus' Avenue at St. Joe Beach for Willie Paulk
(Parcel ID #03954-000R), McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for and received no public
comment. McLemore motioned to approve, contingent'
that i1 not exceed 4 feet. It passed unanimously.
COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT
David Harrelson. of the St. Joe Company, pre-
sented a plaque to Cuble R. Laird for his years of ser-
vice as County Extension Agent. Harrelson also pre-
sented a plaque to the Board, and gave each member
an original-year publication of Fertilization of Slash
Pines on Poorly-Drained Soils in Northwest Florida.
AWARD BID #0102-38-LAKE GROVE ROAD
BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT
McLemore motioned to award bid #0102-38 to
Tri-State Roadway Specialties, Inc. (low bidder)( in the
amount of $193,001.80, for the Lake Grove Road
Bridge Repair Project. It passed unanimously.
INVOICE-HIGHLAND VIEW WATER TANK REN-
OVATION PROJECT (BID #0102-08)
Traylor motioned to pay an invoice from
Chatoney Construction, in the amount of $33,375.46,
for the Highland View Water Tank Renovation Project.
It passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0102-44-COMPUTER NETWORK
SERVER-PLANNING/BUILDING
Traylor motioned to award bid #0102-44 to
Tiger Direct (only bid) aIial .9, for
a Computer Netw 'ir'veth. It
passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR PUBLIC HEARING-PRO-
POSED SEPTIC TANK ORDINANCE
Peters motioned to advertise public hearings to
consider adoption of a proposed septic tank setback
ordinance. It passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY JAIL-ROOF
McLemore motioned to obtain three emergency
quotes to replace the old portion of the Gulf County
Jail roof. It passed unanimously.
PRISON WORK CREW SUPERVISOR-ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Traylor motioned to transfer Raymond Atchison
to the Prison Work Crew Supervisor position, effective
immediately. It passed unanimously.
MO-TRIM (TRACTOR I) OPERATOR POSITION-
ROAD DEPARTMENT
'McLemore motioned to post a job notice for a
Mo-trim/Tractor I Operator Position (vacated by the
transfer of Raymond Atchison). It passed unanimous-
ly.
LABORER POSITION-ROAD DEPARTMENT
Only one laborer position was advertised but
they need two laborers for the Road Department,
McFarland stated the County will need to advertise for
the second laborer position. Traylor motioned to
advertise another laborer position for the Road
Department. It passed unanimously.
POLICY-NEW EMPLOYEE DRIVER'S LICENSES
McLemore motioned to adopt a Board policy
that each newly-hired road department employee
must possess at least a Class "D" Driver's License.
and must acquire a C.D.L. License within 60 days of
hire. It passed unanimously. McFarland discussed
the Union Contract stating the new policy will need to
be negotiated with the Union. Wells will contact the
Union representatives regarding this matter.
SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT-BOWERs
Peters motioned to approve a S.H.I.P.
Subordination Agreement for Mr. & Mrs. Walter F.
Bowers. It passed unanimously.
ROAD ACCEPTANCE-HOWARD CREEK AREA
Motion by McLemore and unanimous vote, the
Board accepted the following roads located in Howard
Creek: North Duck Avenue, North Deer Avenue, North
Turkey Avenue


DONATION-OVERSTREET FIRE DEPARTMENT
/ PICKUP TRUCK
Traylor thanked Clay Smallwood, of the St. Joe
Company, for donating a 4-wheel drive pickup truck
to the Overstreet Fire Department, and motioned to
accept this vehicle as County. property. It passed
unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECT PAYMENTS
Unanimous vote, the Board approved the fol-
lowing Special Project Payments:
District II Wewa High School Science Dept.
$1,000.00
District III Wewa Varsity Volleyball Team $
300.00; Port St. Joe Varsity Volleyball Team $ 300.00:
Wewa Varsity Football Team $ 500.00; Port t. Joe
Varsity Football Team $ 500.00 '
(End)
GULF COUNTY E.O.C. BUILDING
Peters thanked Wells and Nelson for their work
In obtaining the grant funds to construct the new Gulf
County Joseph N. Bearden Emergency Operations
Complex. 1
PROPOSED ORDINANCE-WHITE CITY PARK
Fox motioned to advertise public hearings to
consider adoption of a proposed ordinance regarding
the boat docks at the White City Park. It passed unan-
imously.
MEETING-CONGRESSMAN BOYD
Smallwood Invited the board to meet with
Congressman Boyd tomorrow, October 23, at 2:30
p.m.. E.T., at the Marian Cafl.
LEASE AGREEMENT-MEDICAL CENTER, INC.
Doug Kent discussed the proposed lease agree-
ment with Medical Center, Inc. (to lease a portion of
the old Health Department building for a kidney dial-
ysis center). The county attorney Is reviewing the pro-
posed agreement and will present it to the Board at a
later date.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHMN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA .
NOVEMBER 1, 2002, SPECIAL MEETING.
The Gulf County Board of County Copim. met
in special session with Chmn Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chmn Carl W. Fox, and Comm. Billy E. Traylor.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
.McFarland. Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts. Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator Debbe
Wlbberg, Building Official Michael L. Hammond.
Building Inspector Brad Bailey, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork. Planner David
,Richardson, Public Works Director Gerald Shearer.
Sheriff Frank McKeithep, and Sheriffs Office Captain
Joe Nugent.
JAIL ROOF QUOTES
McFarland opened and read the emergency
quotes received for the Gulf County Jail roof replace-
ment, and the Board tabled them for review by Butler:
Fisher Construction, Inc. $39,975.00; Barfield
Roofing & Sheet-Metal $35,114.37/12yrs.; Steve
Brant Roofing $39,600.00/12yrs. $44,280.00 /15yrs.
$49,800.00/ 20yrs.
AWARD BID #0203-02-PUBLIC WORKS DUMP TRUCK
Traylor motioned to award bid #0203-02 to
Capital Truck. Inc., in the amount of $84.999.00. for
purchase of a dump truck, for the Public Works
Department. Passed unanimously (3-0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Unanimous (3-0) vote, the Board approved the
following Special Projects Payments, contingent upon .
the County Attorney's approval regarding the G.C.I.
Employees Club.
Dist. II G.C.I. Employees Club $200.00
Dist. Ill Wewa Middle School Football $300.00;
Dixie Youth Girls 14 & Under Softball Team $200.00
Workcrew III Dinner
Dist. V G.C.I. Employees Club $200.00;
WorkcrewV Dinner (not to exceed) $200.00
AWARD EMERGENCY QUOTES-GULF COUNTY JAIL ROOF
Traylor motioned to accept the quote from
Barfleld Roofing & Sheet-Metal, for $35.114.37 (12-
year warranty), for replacement. Passed unanimously
(3-0). Butler stated the project will begin on November
11, 2002.
JERRY W. BARNESCHMN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 12, 2002, REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular session with
the following members present: Chairman Jerry W.
Barnes, Vice Chairman Carl W. Fok. and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore. Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr. ':. '' '" '
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator Debbe
Wibberg, Building Official Michael L. Hammond,
Building Inspector .Brad Bailey, Code Enforcement
Officer Tony Varona, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Dlrectd6rShane
McGhffln. Planner David Richardson, Public Works.
Director Gerald Shearer, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe
Danford, Veterans' Service Officer Bo Williams, Work
Crew Superintendent Luthus Hand, and Sheriffs
'Offlk:Calitn Joe Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to order at
6:02 p.m., E.S.T.
CONSENT AGENDA
Unanimous vote, the, Board approved' the
Consent Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes-October 22, 2002-Regular Meeting
-November 1, 2002-Special Meeting
2. Abandonment Request-Portion of South Long
Road (Overstreet)
3. Bid-Advertise for E.O.C. Systems (Telephone,
Data, Audio/Video, Security) Advertise for Pie-engi-
neered Building (Public Works)
4. Budget-Amendment-Special Projects
Transfer (District 4 to repay loan from' District 3), as
follows:
BUDGET AMENDMENT # 1 GENERAL FUND
Original Amended
Budget Increase Decrease Budget,,
Parks & Recreation:
#57172-46004 Rep./Maint.:Parks. Dist. 4
$5,000.00 $ .00 $ 500.00 $4.500!00
#57172-46003 Rep./Maint.:Parks,. Dist. 3
$5.000.00 $ 500.00 $ .00 $5,500.00
5. Contract Execution Authority-Wells (new
E.O.C. Grant)
6. Court Order-Payment to Attorney Hoot
Crawford (#99-555-MM & #00-221-MM $451.75 /
#01-185-CF & #01-214-CF *$2.274.25 / #02- 057 CJ
$836.62 to be paid from various accounts) -
Payment to Attorney Jonathan Dingus (#02-050-CJ *
$943.62 / #02-075-CJ $1,628.65 to be paid from
Account #67081- 31000) Payment to Harry A.
McClaren, Ph.D. (#01-262-CF $1.200.00 to be paid
from Account #61019-31001) Payment to Attorney
Timothy J. McFarland (#01-268-CF & #02- 088-CF *
$510.00 to be paid from Account #61021-31000)
7. Engineering Proposal-Preble-Rish-Land's
Landing Permit ($2,330.00) Preble-Rish-Overstreet
Boat Ramp (Option 1-$4,500.00 or Option 2-
$2,000.00)
8. G.I.S. Map Fee Amendment (11" x 17" Gloss-
$6.00 / 34" x 44" Plain.$15.00 / 34" x 44" Gloss-
$25.00)
9. Grant-In-Aid Agreement (J.A.C.-Child
Dependency Cases-S265.99)
10. Invoice-Agency for Health Care


Administration-Medicaid (September. 2002 7,375.49
* to be paid from Account #'52264-34100) Bay
Medical Center-H.C.R.A. (#0225600046 $2,370.36 *
to be paid from Account #51462-31500) Big River
Construction-H.V. Stormwater Drainage (Bid #0102-
28 #3 $42,293.00 to be paid from Account
#33538-63000) County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (October, 2002 $2,265.00 to be paid
from Account #21314-31100) Panama Court
Reporting Service (#547 10-08-02 $222.40 / #566
* 10-10-02 $74.30 / #572 10-23-02 $233.28 /
#573 10-10-02 $190.72 / #583 09-30-02 *
$217.40 / #591 )* 10-28-02 & 10-29-02 $419.80 /
#592 10-30-02 & 11-01-02 $441.56 / #593 11-
04-02 $147.40 to be paid from various Court
Reporter line Items)
11. Job Vacancy-Prison Crew Foreman I
(Courthouse Maintenance-Ulyssee Best $11.77/
hour effective immediately)
12. Local Mitigation Strategy Update-Negotiate
with A.R.P.C.
13. Payroll-Extension Agent (Adjustment for
County to pay 1/3 of total salary)
14. Purchase Request-Extension Agent (Van-
$19,406.00-Duval Ford-State Contract, #02-10-0826)
15. Representatives-Small County Coalition
(Barnes. Fox, Butler)
16. S.H.I.P.-Rehabilitation Assistance-Filmore
($16.000Q.00) Rehabilitation Assistance-Gainer
($16,000.00) Rehabilitation Assistance-Moore
($16,000.00) Rehabilitation Assistance-Striplin
($16,000.00) Rehabilitation Assistance-Thomas
($16.000.00) Subordination Agreement-
Flanagan/Capital City Bank Subordination
Agreement-Watson/Peoples First Community Bank
17. Special Projects Payments, as follows: Dist.
3 P.S.J. Middle School $ 300.00; P.S.J. High School
R.O.T.C. $ 500.00; P.S.J. High School Varsity
Cheerleaders $ 250.00; W.H.S. Varsity Cheerleaders $
250.00; St, Joe Hardware-White City Park $ 159.67;
St. Joe Hardware-White City Park $ 73.80; W.H.S.
Middle School Basketball Team (Correction to
11/1/02) $ 300.00
Dist. 5 Port St. Joe Police Departnent-Body
Armor $ 400.00
18. Travel-18th National Conference on
Preventing Crime (Atlanta, GA 5/21-24/03)
PUBLIC HEARING-FINAL PLAT APPROVAL-
CURVE AT THE CAPE
.(Parcel #06318-000R). McFarland read the pub-
lic hearing notice. There being no public comment, it
passed unanimously.
CHANGE ORDER / 2001-2002 ROAD BOND
.PAVING PROGRAM
Peters motioned to approve Change-Order #6 to
C. W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. (a total Increase of
$179,.348.74), for additional work through the 2001-
2002 Road Bond Paving Program (Bid #0102-13). It
passed unanimously.
BID #0203-03 / CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHT-
HOUSE KEEPER'S QUARTERS-DESIGN
Peters motioned to (1) appoint a committee to
review the top bids received (#0203-03) for the archi-
tectural design and planning of the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Keepers Quarters renovation project, (2)'
approve the following ranking of the top three bidders,
and (3) appoint Wells to overseethis grant project.
Committee: Larry Wells,. Betty McNeill. Danny
Raffield, Ann Yon.' Charlotte Pierce. Eda Ruth Taylor.
Top Three Bidders: #1 MLD 'Architects; #2
Barnett Fronzak Architects; #3 Johnson, Peterson
Architects
PROPOSED AGREEMENT-WATER SYSTEMS /
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Butler presented a proposed agreement
between the County and the City of Port St. Joe
regarding operation of. the County's water systems,
and Fox motioned to table the agreement for review (to
hold a special meeting). It passed unanimously.
EROSION / COASTAL CONSTRUCTION-TEM-
PORARY SEAWALLS
Butler discussed erosion problems at Cape San
Bias, stating that several homes (approximately 6) are
in danger of falling into the Gulf, and recommended
that the Board allow the owners to construct armor-
ing (temporary walls) to protect their property on an
emergency basis (as allowed in the Florida Statutes).
He stated that the; Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (D.E.P.) will then check
each structure (upon application for a permit by the
owner) and will make the determination as to whether
the owner may keep the armoring or will have to.
remove it.Regarding beach driving, Butler reviewed
guidelines as set out in the Florida Statutes (beach
access is one of those). Traylor motioned to allow this
emergency construction based upon the property
owners complying with thb Florida Statutes and abid-
ing by the hold-harmless agreement which they must
sign with the County.
Joe Hooper, Cape San Bias, appeared, to dis-
cuss concerns he has regarding (1) the effect the
armoring may have on adjacent property owners, (2)
purchase of flood Insurance, and (3) that seawalls are
in violation of the comprehensive plan. Barnes stated
that this will be from '217 White Sands Drive to 289
White Sands Drive. After further discussion by
McFarland. Butler stated that White Sands Drive and
Dune Drive are County roads. McLemore then sec-
onded the motion (stating that it must not Impede
beach driving), and it passed .4 to 1, with Fox voting
no. Butler reported that the County will grant an
emergency permit for the property owners to do what
is necessary to "shore-up" their properties, upon sign-
ing the agreement with the County that they will com-
ply with State regulations.
TIPPING FEES-CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Peters mnotioned to waive tipping fees for crack
houses to be condemned, demolished and removed by
the City of Port St. Joe. It passed unanimously.
INVOICE-JAIL ROOF REPLACEMENT
McLemore approved an invoice (partial draw)
from Barfield Roofing & Sheet-Metal, in the amount of
$16.000.00. for replacement of the old portion of the
Gulf County Jail roof. It passed unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
The Board approved the following Special
Projects payment requests:
Dist. 1 W.H.S. Safety Committee $ 500.00;
W.H.S. Varsity Cheerleaders $ 500.00; Dist. 4
P.S.J.H.S. Band $ 500.00: City of Port St. Joe-City
Parks $1.390.00; Workcrew IV Dinner $ 200.00;
Reimburse Dist. 1 for Saul's Creek Park Expenses
(10/22/02) $ 374.47
FREEZER LEASE-RAFFIELD FISHERIES, INC.
McLemore discussed a letter from Raffleld
Fisheries regarding the lease between them and the
County for the freezer unit, requesting that the
County lower the amount of their loan payment. He
then motioned not to modify the current lease, and
the motion passed 4-0. with Chairman Barnes
abstaining.
HEALTH CARE-GULF COUNTY
Bill Williams, Gulf County Health Care
Committee, reported an agreement has been reached
with Bay Medical Center regarding location of an
urgent care center in Gulf County. Representatives of
Bay Medical Center discussed the services provided
and preliminary plans for expansion to Gulf County
The dialysis center representatives would like to be
housed In the new complex, so there will be some
delay in having dialysis treatments in Gulf County
(they will no longer be using the old health depart-
ment building),
HEALTH INSURANCE-COUNTY EMPLOYEES
After discussion about the rising costs of health
Insurance and that the insurance committee agreed


that they would like. for the County to stay with Blue
Cross Blue Shield, the motionto do so passed unani-
mously.
BUDGET PROCESS "
After discussion, Traylor motioned that all pro-
posed budgets be submitted by March Ist of each
year. The'motion passed 4 to' 1, with Peters voting no.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS-FIRE TRUCKS / HIGH-
LAND VIEW & WHITE CITY
Agreed to advertise to receive sealed bids for a
new flre truck for Highland View Fire Department and
one for White City Fire Department.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM ,
Bo Williams reported that there are down pay-
ment assistance, loans still available through the
S.H.I.P. program, and he requested permission to
advertise that applications will be received in January
on a first come, first served, first qualified basis to
accommodate the remaining loans that can be facili-
tated (and that they concentrate on the low and mod-
erate income'persons for bank financing). Unanimous
approval.
ROAD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE
McLemore motioned to transfer Scot Gortman
to the Laborer position, effective immediately, and it
passed unanimously.'
Traylor motioned to hire Wayne Strange to fill
the Mechanic II position at the Road Department,
effective Immediately. (Strange Is currently a tempo-
rary employee at the Road Department and, has
already.had his physical and drug screen). It passed
unanimously.
McLemore motioned to set Timothy Meredith
(only' person to sign notice) up to the Tiractor I
Operator- position, effective immediately. It passed
unanimously.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES
Traylor motioned to advertise to hire two (2)
landfill spotters (to be paid from the same funds as
the current spotters). It passed unanimously.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES
Peters motioned to post three (3) Tractor
Operator I positions for the Public Works Department.
It passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0102-43 / T.D.C.-MEDIA KITS'ON CD
Traylor motioned to award Bid #0102-43 (for
Media Kilts.on CD) to Kerigan Marketing Associates, In
the amount of $11`900.00. It passed unanimously. '
AWARD BID #0203-05 / PLAYGROUND STA-
TION-GASKIN PARK
Peters motioned to award Bid #0203-05 (for a
playground station for Gaskin Park) to The Climbing'
Thing, in the amount of $12.818.00. After discussion
that this is the best bid (low bid did not meet specifi-
cations), the motion passed unanimously.
COUNTY-WIDE (AT-LARGE) VOTING
McFarland reported that the county-wvide voting
question on the ballot was whether or not to spend
the money to litigate this issue (not, whether the
County should go back to at-large voting). Mrs.
Blackwell stated that the outcome of the question on
the ballot only says that the public does not want to
expend the funds. McFarland discussed the closed lit-
igation meeting at which the Attorney hired by the
County notified the Board as to what the costs of liti-
gation could be.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 18, 2002, SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special session with
the following members present: Chairman Jerry W.
Barnes, Vice Chairman Carl W. Fox. and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E. Traylor
and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Towan Kopinsky, Deputy 'Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrator Debbe Wibberg, Building
Official Michael L. Hammond, Building Inspector
Brad Bailey, Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona,
Emergency Management Director Larry Wells.
Emergency Management/911 Secretary Jean Revell.
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, G.I.S. Director
Penny Ford, Maintenance Superintendent Steve
Mork, Planner David Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee. Assistant Road
Department Superintendent, Louile Flowers. T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, Union Steward Doug Kelly,
and Veterans' Service Officer Bo Williams.
SHORELINE PROTECTION / EROSION
Butler reported that another request has been
received from the property owners at 172 Aruba Drive,
(Cape San Bias) to construct a shore guard to protect
their property (this location will meet the same guide-
lines as the' ones approved at the November 12th
meeting). The Board agreed to approve an emergency
permit from the County for construction of the coastal
armoring (seawall).
ANNEXATION-CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
McFarland discussed the proposed annexation
of the roadway (U. S. Highway 98) through Highland
View and extending to encompass Windmark Beach,
stating that there are many issues which the City has
not, discussed with the County (agreements regarding
E.M.S., Planning & Building, L.D.R.s, Comprehensive
Plan, Subdivision Regulations. Fire Protection. Law
Enforcement. Fire Taxes. Etc.). Fox motioned to
protest the annexation and to challenge It If It goes
through. It passed 4 to 1, with Peters voting
no.Members of the Board stated that they oppose the
annexation as proposed.
WATER AGREEMENTS-CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
Fox motioned to approve the proposed water
system agreements for the Beaches, Highland View,
and White City Water Systems. and submit It to the
City of Port St. Joe for their approval. After discussion
that the County will still own the water systems and
the City will operate and maintain them, the motion
passed unanimously. Butler reported that, If the
agreements are approved by the City, the changeover
should take place by December'lst.
BUDGET COMMITrTEE
Traylor requested the Board appoint Michael L.
Hammond and Alpn McNair to serve on a budget com-
mittee to review the budgets of all of the
Constitutional Officers, and then appoint a 5-member
committee (one representative from each district) to
serve on an annual budget review committee. The
motion passed 4 to 1, with Peters voting no.
MAINTENANCE DEPOT EMPLOYEE-ROY LEE WILLIAMS
Traylor discussed that Roy Lee Williams has
been out of work for a disability that Is not job-relat-
ed, and he cannot apply for permanent disability as
long as he Is on the County Insurance. He further
stated that he feels the Board should terminate Mr.
Williams, and allow him the 18-month recall rights. It
passed 4 to 1, with Peters voting no.
Regarding funds due to Uniflrst ($36.05) for
employee uniforms for Williams. Peters motioned for
the County to pay these costs. It passed unanimous-
ly.
COUNTY STAFF
McLemore discussed the number of hours
worked by Butler, and that he would like for his work-
load to be reduced enough that he can get out of the
office to work with the commissioners and the public.
He stated that Butler should have the authority to
designate people to attend meetings, conferences and
to serve on various committees. McLemore motioned
to allow Butler to delegate duties as he sees fit. It
passed unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS


The Board approved -the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. 3 City of Port St. Joe Police Dept. / Bullet-
Proof Vest $ 400.00; Norris D. Langston Scholarship
Foundation $ 300.00;
Dist. 4 City of Port St. Joe Police.Dept.'/ Bullet-
Proof Vest <$ 400.00; Correction to 'approval
: onl1/12/02-should be to Game Time in the amount
of $1,529.62 Instead of to theCity of Port St. Joe for
$1,390.00
Dist. 5 Norris D. Langston Scholarship
Foundation $ 300.00; P.S.J.M.S. Girls' Volleyball
Team $ 400.00.
ADVERTISING-BIDS
Traylor motioned that County Departments be
allowed to advertise for sealed bids without obtaining
prior approval from the Board. McFarland stated that
the Board can give the County Departments permis-
sion to advertise for bids (must be coordinated with
the Clerk's Office), but will have to award the bids, in
Board meetings. The motion then passed 4 to 1, with
Peters voting no.
INSURANCE
Wlbberg presented a proposal for consulting
services and account management, from Todd
Torgersen of Combined Insurance Services, Inc... In
the amount of $400 per month for 12 months..She
stated that Torgersen cannot do anything to assist the
County with the health Insurance coverage to take
effect in January, but can assist them rext year.
, Wibberg stated that the Board hired him on an emer-
gency basis to assist with the coverage to, become
effective In January. They called all the other local
insurance agencies around-town but none were famil-
iar with any consulting services. The motion then
passed 4 to 1, with Peters voting no.
Wibberg reported that the Insurance committee
agreed that the County should not go with the State
Plan (which is a Risk Pool), She discussed Plan 308
available through Blue Cross Blue Shield (which will
be cheaper than the bid they submitted). McLemore
., :. i-...r,... :. f- -I0% of employees dependent cover-
.e uming V.e p mj.:/ that is in effect now, aid Tlaylor
seconded the motion for discussion. Wibberg stated
that the deductible. will increase 8100.00 through
Plan 308 (the deductible will not have to be met for
Internists, general practitioners, family doctors.,'or
pediatricians-there will be a flat rate of $20.00. the
deductible will go toward specialists and hospitals vis-
its,:nid the plan will cover annual physicals, but the
County will save $41,000.00 by changing from Plan
101 to Plan 308. McLemore then amended his motion
to pay 80% of employees dependent coverage using
Plan 308, and Traylor seconded the amended motion.
The motion then passed unanimously.
Hammond discussed the attempt to, have the
F.E.M.A. ratings changed In the White City area, and
he reported that Preble-Rish. Inc. had success getting
the Base Flood Elevations changed In the Chipola
'River Basin for Calhoun County, and recommended
that the County hire them as consulting engineers (up
to $20,000.00) to 'assist the County with this matter.
McLemore discussed that the Dalkelth area also
needs to be Included. Traylor left the meeting at 5:20
p.m.) Hammond stated that this will probably
increase the cost estimate he quoted previously. The
motion passed unanimously (4-0).
COUNTY STAFF
Hammond stated that the Board may want to
look at hiring someone to apply for and administer all
of the grants. The County has so many grants that a
person could be kept busy on a full-time basis.
INSURANCE
WIbberg discussed the premium Increase for
health insurance and the difference in the Plans.
(Traylor returned to the meeting at 5:24 p.m.) Wells
stated-that the Union has no control over Insurance,
and the-negotiations for next year (regarding salary)
will not begin until April.
T.D.C.-REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Traylor motioned to allow the T.D.C. to adver-
tise to receive sealed proposals for a marketing con-
sultant. It passed 4 to 1. with Fox voting no.
ROAD ACCEPTANCE-WOODMERE DRIVE /
HONEYVILLE
The Board agreed to accept Woodmere Drive
(300'-400'), In Honeyville, as a County Road.
COUNTY STAFF
Peters motioned to hire Joni Knox for the
Human Resource/Risk Management p.*ioor. The
motion died for lack of a second.
JERRY W. BARNES. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK
PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 22, 2002
SPECIAIPMEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in special session with
the following members present: Chairman Jerry W.
Barnes. Vice Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L. McLemore and Billy E.
Traylor. (Commissioner Nathan Peters. Jr. was
absent). 0
Others present were: Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky. Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief
" Administrator Don Butler. Administrator Debbe
WIbberg. Building Official Michael L. Hammond,
Building Inspector Brad Bailey, Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells, Planner David
Richardson. T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett, and
Veterans' Service Officer Bo Williams.
COASTAL ISSUES C.B.R.A.
Butler reported that he and Hammond held a
conference call with Attorney William Harrison
regarding the C.B.R.A. issues at Cape San Blas and
Indian Pass. Harrison submitted a proposal of $5.000
per month (plus travel expenses) for 6 months, to
attempt to have the C.B.R.A. removed from both
peninsulas. Hammond stated that Individuals are
unable to close on sales, obtain loans, etc. (dute to
being unable to obtain flood Insurance), and this will
In turn be economically harmful to contractors, real
estate agents. etc. He also stated that the County will
attempt to have this change made administratively
first and. If not. they will proceed with attempting to
have it changed legislatively. Traylor motioned to
approve the proposal from Harrison, with Butler to
have the authority to approve the travel costs.
McLemore seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion regarding payment of these costs
(Reserves, etc.) and lobbying of this matter if it cannot
be accomplished through the administrative process.
Ron Morrow stated that the Gulf County Coastal
Development Association will pay some of the costs.
After further discussion, the motion passed unani-
mously (4-0).
COASTAL ISSUES SHORELINE PROTECTION
EROSION / C.O.B.R.A.
Butler reported that the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (D.E.P.) has requested that
the County declare a State of Emergency for the 7
units for which the Board granted permits to con-
struct temporary armoring (seawalls) to prevent fur-
ther erosion of the property. McLemore so motioned.
Butler reported that the berms will not block beach
driving. The motion then passed unanimously (4-0).
Hammond reported that the first step regarding
the C.B.R.A. Issue will proceed very quickly and the
County should have an answer by the second week in
December. If it must be done legislatively, the con-
gressional delegation should file a bill In January.
The meeting did then adjourn at 4:59 p.m.,
E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES. CHAIRMAN 4
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM, CLERK


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