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ARCHIVES BINDERY
1508 HWY 431-5
ALBERTVILLE AL 35950


Katie Geoghagan

State VOD Winner
Photos & story Pg. 3B
Pioneer Days
Photos & story Pg. 1B

Wewa Library Pg. 3A

Letters to Editor Pg. 9A

Arts Council Pg. 7A

Rachel is All Star Pg. 6B

Garden Notes Pg. 78

School News Pg. 2B

Obituaries Pg. 8B

So. Gospel Event. Pg. 7B

Law Reports Pg. BA

Worship Choices Pg. 98



PortAuthority


& PSJ Comm.


Hold Workshop

Members of the Port Authority
and the Port St. Joe City
Commission got together in a spe-
cial workshop session last
Thursday afternoon to talk about
current efforts to reactivate the
Port of Port St Joe.
St. Joe Company local repre-
sentative Clay Smallwood and
Smurfit-Stone local operations
overseer Ferrell Alien were also
present alone, with several con-
cerned citizens. The thrust of the
meeting was to outline the status
of efforts to deal with St. Joe
Company and Smurfit-Stone on
the availability of a feasible site on
which to locate port operations.
Plans are being prepared,
through the Florida Ports Council,
for submission for funding
through the State Legislature for
capital improvements.
In order to make this request
for fund- the Port Authority has
melt ith the. SLt.Joe_Company.
Smurfit-Stone and the city in
seekifig to identify a port site-spe-
cific plan to present by the March
1, 2003 submission deadline.
As reported in last week's edi-
tion of The Star, in an article con-
cerning Brownfield program
designation at the old mill site'
owned by Smurfit-Stone and St.
Joe Company property located
adjacent to that site, the Port
Authority's first choice for a port.
site is the old paper mill dock.
They stressed this stance again
during Thursday's meeting.
Port,- Authority Chairman
Nolan Treglown told those present
that other options have been thor-

See PORT on page 8


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Gulf Pines Getting Facelift



Cosmetics, Staff and Servkes Part of Recasting to Modern Facility


by Tim Croft
After taking it on the chin the
past several years, Gulf Pines ,
Hospital is undergoing a facelift.
With major renovation of:
space, and 'a major re-focus of
strategy, the private hospital is
recasting itself as a taut, modern
medical facility.
While adhering to what onge
could call a strain of the Field of
Dreams philosophy: if we build,
the doctors, nurses and patients
will come.
"We've been talking about
(these things) for 10 years," said
Hubert Steeley, president and CEO,
of Gulf Pines. "Putting the brain
power and the resources together.
was overwhelming.
"This is going to make us look
better, look more modem. But it's
not just cosmetics. We are adding
staff and equipment. We are mak-
ing significant upgrades."
The public will get its first
glimpse inside the burnished facil-
ity at its grand opening on Feb. 12.
While renovating the physical
plant, at the same time rehabilitat-
ing its status in the community,
has been a dream for some time,
momentum for the current project
picked up in August.
That month the hospital's
physical therapy plant and the
Gulf View Medical Clinic operated
by Dr. Vincent Ivers were moved
off-site to Reid Ave.
"The physical therapy operates
better independent of the hospital,
anyway," Steeley said of the move.
Additionally, it freed up valu-
able space lfor the 45-bed acute
care hospital.
Particularly one .looking to
grow new muscles and hone exist-
ing ones.
Start with the emergency
room, which will grow to over
3,000 square feet and include six
suites.
Enhanced and updating
equipment, as well as new medical
personnel, arrives with 'the
expanded ER.
"We are totally renovating the
space," Steeley said. "The ER is the
one that's huge and very compli-
cated."
Where Ivers' clinic operated,
hospital management will- estab-
lish an idea of its own: a specialty
clinic.


Sheriff's Dept. Major Joe Nugent

Announces Candidacy for Sheriff


My family and I would like' to
take this opportunity to announce
my candidacy for Sheriff of Gulf
County.
I moved to Gulf County in
1980 and married Becky Lindsey
in 1981. Becky and I have been,
married for 21 years and have
raised two children, Louis
Lindsey, Jr., and Reba Butler. We,
also have two wonderful grand-
children, Lyndsey Butler who was
born last week and Kayla Lindsey
who is six years old.
I attended high school in
Miramar, Florida, and after gradu-
ation entered Florida State
University graduating in 1977
with- a bachelors degree in
Criminology.. I received my Law
Enforcement certificate in
December of 1987 from Gulf


Major Joe Nugent


Coast Community College Law
Enforcement Academy, and have'
continued my education with
. many law enforcement related
classes. I am also a licensed
Emergency Technician.
My law enforcement career
began with the .Gulf County
Sheriffs Office as a Deputy Sheriff
in 1987. In 1992, I went to work
with the Port St. Joe Police
Department where I later became
a sergeant (shift supervisor). I
returned to the Sheriffs Office in
1996 as a sergeant' in charge of
patrol. I was then promoted to
captain and in December of 2002
to major. In my current position I
am in charge of the day to day
operation of the sheriffs office
including patrol operations, court
security,, fleet m, management,
school resource officers, and the
DARE program.
I am proud to be part of an
organization that has brought the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office to
new levels of excellence. This is
the best small Sheriffs Office in
Florida. As Sheriff of Gulf County
I promise to continue serving all
,the people of Gulf County with an
office that "protects and serves"
all its citizens.
Gulf County Sheriff McKeith-
en has indicated he will not be
seeking another, term in office.
Furthermore, he intends to
endorse and fully support Major
Nugent in his endeavors to seek
this position.
"I feel he is qualified for this
position and will continue to pro-
vide a very professional level of
law enforcement for the citizens of
Gulf County," McKeithen said.


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Work is nearly complete on sweeping renovations at Gulf Pines Hospital. A grand opening of the improved facility is scheduled' Feb. 12.


The clinic will consist of six
exam rooms, with .equipment
needed in a variety of specialties.
The rooms will be available for
specialists, such as orthopedic
surgeons,. neurologists,. urologists
and cardiologists.
The doctors can establish a
foothold in an area considered on
the verge of exploding while reliev-
ing their patients of the: long, often
painful, drive toPanama City.


It' maintains a theme that
resounds through much of the
hospital's makeover: addressing
an immediate and oft times chron-
it need with an eye trained on the
horizon.
"Doctors can. come over and
find out if the population will sup-
port it without spending a lot of
money," Steeley said. "I think we'll
'be culling doctors. We, are opti-
'jmistic that the concept is so good


we can get our pick.
"And' when this area grows
they'll leave 'this and set up their
own office.- And that's fine"
because the economics, for
providers, will be established.
The renovation project in and
of itself, Steeley said, is an invalu-
able tool tor recruiting doctors and
nurses. .
A thoracic vascular surgeon,
Dr. Kevin' Murphy, recently retired


to the area but, in his mid-50s, not
ready to stop wielding his stetho-
scope, has already agreed to Join
the staff in a still-undefined capac--
ity. -
"He brings a whole new dimen-
sion of skills to the' hospital."
Steeley said;
The hospital's nursing station
has been rehabbed. Rad'ology will
See GULF PINES on page 4
t


Road Closing Angers Residents


Wetappo Creek Bridge Replacement Could Close Road For Up to One Year


by Tim Croft '
It was billed as an informal
meeting for residents to examine
the design concept for replacing
the bridge over the Wetappo Creek
on Jarrott Daniels Road.
It quickly evolved into pointed
question-and-answer session as
residents pointedly challenged why
the road would be closed for the
duration of the project, estimated
by the Florida' Department of
Transportation to last up to a year.
Nearly two dozen residents
who either live on Jarrott Daniels
or frequently, use the road showed
up at the Old, County Courthouse
in Wewahitchka to voice their dis-
pleasure.
Not with the bridge replace-
ment, which everybody seemed to
generally concede was probably'a
good idea, but with the intent of
the DOT to close Jarrott Daniels
while the work is done..
Residents were angered by the
fact that the first word they
received about the road. closing
'was carried in a single sentence
near the end of a letter mailed out
to folks along Jarrott Daniels con-
cerning the public meeting.
They were also dismayed that
the decision to close the road was
apparently made by the County
Commission without soliciting
input from residents.
Further, they were annoyed
that no one from the School Board
or county emergency services,
whose access to the area with the
road closed could significantly
impact service, was on hand to
address concerns and questions.
Even Roy Story, project man-
ager for the design team, EC
Driver and Associates out of
Tallahassee, expressed surprise
that the School Board, emergency
services and, with the exception of
Carl Fox, the County Commission,
were not represented at the meet-
ing.
"We were hoping for represen-
tation from the School Board and
emergency services," Story told the
agitated residents. "It's not a state
issue, it's a local issue.
"The state will not block a road
off without local approval."
As was pointed out repeatedly,
the DOT would have had to come
to county officials during the early
planning stage to gain permission
to close the road.


Local approval is' mandatory in
such a case. And to reverse course
would require county action.
"It's a 'county project," said
Tommie Speights, District 3 public
information officer for the FDOT.
"It's up to the county. They asked
for state help with the funding."
The upside for residents is
that the design phase is not yet
:complete.
Also, the job will not be sent
out for bid until next spring so,
there remains time to alter the
decision to close the road, and
possibly include a temporary
bridge or detour in the design of
the project.
"Their (residents') word is
important," Speights said. "That's
why we have these meetings. We,
want their input."
Fox, expressing sympathy for
the concerns expressed in the
meeting, encouraged folks to take
their case to county officials.
He did not recall a specific vote
approving the road closure,
instead postulating that the issue
of replacing the bridge came up
and commissioners concurred, that
the work ought to be done.
"I don't think we voted on clos-
ing the road," Fox said. "But noth-
ing is etched in stone.
"Everybody who is here
tonight needs ,to be at the County
Commission meeting next
Tuesday."
Story, noting that all Florida
bridges undergo regular testing
and examination, said, "Someone,
somewhere has recommended this
bridge be replaced soon. The
bridge is in pretty dangerous
shape now."
That, however, was not the
overriding issue for those. who
attended the public meeting.
"We're not opposing the bridge,
it's being shut out for 12 months,"
said Ken Strickland, whose house
sits in the shadow of the bridge.
Strickland noted that he has a
young son in school and an
insulin-dependent wife.
He wondered if the School
Board would continue to provide
transportation, though it will
require driving to his house from
Hwy. 22 and then backtracking?
Or will his son have to quit
school for a year?
What will the response time be
for emergency vehicles should his


wife become seriously ill?
The lack of answers seemed as
frustrating as the way the decision
to close the road was made, leav-
ing residents out of the loop..
"I guarantee if they lived on
the other side of that bridge it
would be different," said Greg
Plotke, who lives, off, Jarrott
Daniels and uses the road to com-
mute to Panama' City for work
each day, saving himself about 20
miles each one-way trip.
"It'll cost me a lot more each
month. I drive it all year-long. This
ain't right. That's why the commis-
sioners ought to be here."
The bridge will cost roughly
$400,000 to replace, according to
the design team, though that
amount-does not include roadway
improvements that will also. be
undertaken.
The new bridge would be 147
feet long, more than twice the cur-
rent 60-foot span, to account for
high-water episodes.
The roadway would be closed a
few hundred feet on either side of
the bridge.
From either the Overstreet
Road or Hwy. 22, the road woiould


be open to the bridge, but it would
for all practical purposes be closed
to any vehicle having to travel over
the bridge.
Residents said traffic on
Jarrott Daniels has steadily
increased over the past year.
Adding a temporary bridge
would add about $200,000 to the
cost, Story said.
The .bridge replacement is
being funded with federal dollars
disbursed through the FDOT.
"Why can't there be a tempo-
rary bridge, not for the log trucks
that use the road, but for us peo-
ple who use it five times a week?"
said Kathryn Floore.
"This is an injustice. If they
(county commissioners) lived next
door to this bridge they would not
have voted to do this."
Floore does not live on the'
road, but she and her husband
travel it nearly every day.
And while,.it sounded like a
secondary issue, many residents
wondered why the bridge was
being replaced at all without the
dirt roadway of Jarrott Daniels
Road being improved.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2003


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Like a (Well-Worn) Rock


Special



Publication is



in the Works

I can't even begin to tell you how many people have asked me
if we had some photos of the mill pre-, during and post-demoli-
tion, that they could purchase for keepsakes.
Now that the site is almost clean people are beginning to real-
ize that they don't have the number of pictures they would like as
memoirs of the old mill.
For some time now the staff at The Star has been discussing
a plan to bring proper closure to this "end of an era". Our'dis-
cussions have always reverted to option #1: produce a magazine-
size book that covers the mill from the beginning until the end.
That is exactly what we're now making plans to do. Our hopes.
are, to coordinate the completion of this product with the final
days of the demolition of the mill. In The Star archives we pos-
sess much history of the mill. When the mill shut down a few
years ago we ran a reproduction of the cover of the paper printed
back in 1938 when the plant first opened. To be perfectly candid
about it, we probably have so much stuff in our old bound copies
that we don't really know what. we do have.
This is one of the reasons I want to go ahead and start talk-
ing about these plans. One of the more interesting features about
a publication such as this will be to have personal stories and
comments from people who worked at the paper mill.
I'm sure there are a whole bunch of people who would love to
relive or share their experiences. Some of those former employees
probably have some photos from the past that would make a
great contribution to this book also.
,This special publication will be the most ambitious ever
undertaken by The Star. In order for us to finish on schedule we
need to begin working toward that end now.
Folks who would like to share their memories with us are
encouraged to mail, e-mail or drop those comments by The Star.
Anyone with photos shoulddo the same. We will scan your pic-
tures and return them to you and give you credit' for letting us
use your picture,
This book will be distributed to every subscriber. We will work
out all the other details as the publication is developed. In the
meantime, any recommendations, suggestions, contributions or
encouragement will be appreciated.

Church Bulletin FunnieWr
I received this email recently from a friehd-hope you enjoy it as I did.
Thank God for church ladies with 'typewriters. These sentences
actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church
services:
1. Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking
tonight at Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way
from Africa. .
2. Announcement in a'. church bulletin for national PRAYER &
FASTING Conference: ~The'cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer
conference includes':meals..." .
3. The sermon this niorning: "Jesus .Walks on the Water." The,
sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus.". '
4. Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8'
p.m. in the recreation h.ll. Come out and watch us kill Christ the
King. "
5. "Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid
of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget
your husbands."
6. The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been can-
celed due to a conflict.


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You know how you, get the
urge every once in a while to go out
and buy a new truck.... A couple of
your friends come in telling you
about their brand new turbo
charged fleet sides with the plush


pile carpet and the DuPont acry'li
gli-w-.in-the-dark paint -,chemre.
They"'e aot mag wheels and anti-
lock brakes. 5.3 liter engines and
thirty-sLx month warranities....
All that new car talk Ilung a
era\- "e on me' I hustled out to the
nearest new truck pace to see if
they had one for me.
It took me five or six whole
minutes to realize they didn't! I
don't like the idea of payments
that out-live the warranty!
I' got to doing some serious


reconsidenne on miy old truck.. It
cranks. It runs. That s two, of the
malor reasons i bought the thing
in the lcirt place'
The more I pondered on -it the
more I realize how blessed I was
NOT Ito have a new. truck! Listen. i
can park mine any ole place I m a
mind to. You see those new vehicle
people and they'won't pull into a
tight spot for fear some incofnsider-
ate soul will .throw open a door and
whack them in the side. I've seen
cautious new car guys park all the


way on the back side of the mail to
protect their finish. The dam fools
will walk a mile in the rain or the
cold to keep their new piece of in
from getting slightly dinged.
I couldn't live like that!
Lis old truck guys pull nght up
to the front door and squeeze into
the smallest of holes .without a
worry..:. As' a matter of fact I like to
find me a 'Mercedes or BMW, I can
whip in' by'emr sideways, cross-
'ways, over the white line, half-way"
'in the pairking space-it doesn't
matter, those folks will give me all
the roorri neede!
S lye known new' car. owners
who had handy wipes' surgically
attached to their hands. They vere
ready for mud holes, dusty lanes,
tlinre birds and nasty chewers.
Their focus in life is keeping any,
and all. dirtying agents off the fac-
tory applied clear coat finish. Hey,
they cnnee if you lean on their
hood! I :- .
I've had teenage slumber par-
ties in the bed of my pick-ip! I've
skinned raccoons on the tailgate.
The boys bounced rubber base-
balls off the door panels.' I've 'got
sand in the headlights from a wild
ride on the beach. The scratch
lines etched down both sides came
when we ran out of road.
One man's flaws is another
man s character marks!
I'll tell you another blessing of
owning an aged vehicle, I don't
have to worry about mosquitoes in
my yard! Every morning wheri I
crank up-the black smoke that
belches out of that' machine dn'es
them far, tar away!
I'm not weighted down or
encumbered by that big' black
remote key 'ring gizmo., And I'm
never embarrassed in the 'parking
lot by a securni horn because I
pushed the wrong button!
You talk about safety! 'My
truck discourages drinking 'and
dnring-it was built way before
cup holders became the rage. I am
not oming to have a wreck because
my attention was diverted as I
.,,hanged, a ICD..,, -Idon't ,, ve,, to
worn' about somebody steAling it.
As long as,,-iere are at least.two
cars in sight any' thief worth his
salt is going to take the other one!
I don t have to wipe my feet.
Us old truck drivers know
which direction we are going
before we take off. We don't'need a
cheat sheet hanging down from
the ceiling or attached to the mir-
ror reminding us that we are now
traveling SW or N or SE We look at
the sun. Or we know which side
the ocean, is on. And if ou 've
owned the same truck for ten
years or more your not the kind of
guy who needs a digital read-6ut
on the temperature ouitside--we
lust roll the window down and
stick our heads into the wind! jt
And listen,' I don't' have 'to
worry if I suddenly'come up on a
small child on a bike. The screech-
in g sound coming from under-
neath both the front and rear! of
the truck tells me that my,brakes
are engaged properly.
(See KESLEY ON': PAGiE 3)


We'd Meet Almost Every Night on the Old Foot i


I READ A COLUMN', by myb '
old "pen pal". buddy, Bob Stein-;,
metz this Thursday, when I sat.'
down to write this 'stull'
One of the columns had "to
do with' his wife, referred to by"
him as "blue eyes", and a Christ-
mas shopping trip .they took,
which covered about 600 miles,
and took a day and a half.
I thought back to Christmas
shopping tours I have taken
which covered about a half mile
from my house to downtown and
back.
Of course, I wasn't hunting
black walnuts, either.
Bob's wife just had to have a
pound or two of black walnuts to
put in a cake.
Frenchie bakes chkes, but
she has never chased me all' over
half the state looking for black
walnuts. I remember once, ,,she
had me searching all the stores
for dates, but never black wal-
nuts. She just went down to the
store and bought a package of
walnut meats already .'-picked'





by The Star
!7 Period

S LORIDA / William H Ra
CONS"TUTInoN Wesley R. Ran
Shirley Ramse'


She has picked, black wal-
nuts before! And, so 'have I.'
They're good, but not that good.

THE QUEST FOR black wal-
nuts took me back to my child-
hood and us boys' habit of roam-'
ing the woods for several miles
around Shamrock, Oklahoma.
,We gathered hickory 'nuts,
and knew where the hickory
trees were which contained, the
largest nuts. We went to those
first!
One day we got a yearning
for black walnuts, so we set out
to find a tree or two another boy
had told us about, deep in the


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woods.
We walked the old Frisco
railroad tracks for a portion of'
.the way. It was hot as only Okla-
homa 'can get in the real. early%
fall., Naturally, we were barefoot.
and the ground burned our feet,'
so we walked on the rails of the'
railroad. They were hot, too.
Blistering, really.
', We. gave up our hunt for,
black walnut trees after what
seemed like we had traveled at
least 10 miles.-
As I remember, we started
hunting. for an oil rig, then,t,to
cool off in the water tank which
we knew accompanied each rig
in v those '.-,days. 'We 'were going-


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swimming ,
I don't know who was .going
to pick pout all the black walnuts
we were going to find, but lucki-
ly we didn't find any.,
We satisfied our hunger for
nuts' by going 'to the end of a
neighbor's corn field, where we.
knew there was a grove'of hicko-'
ry trees with nuts the'size of golf
balls.

,NOW, TO ANOTHER subject.
I went to the Memorial
. Reception last Sunday for.Silas
R. "Mickey" Stone. It Was held at
the new Stiles Brown Center for
the .aged.
'I met a lot of old friends
.there, I. say "old friends",
because allof them were!
Old, I mean.
I sat down beside Leonard
Belin. He was complaining about
having to us6 a walking stick in
order.to get around.
I looked around and saw
many of my older acquaintances.
doing the same thing! Including


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met
Leonard s wife, Mary, got
both of us a plate of snacks and
'a' glass of punch. 'Several came
by and greeted us.
I remember one lady, in par-
ticular who stopped by to talk
with me, Betty Ward. She now
lives out near Overstreet. You
remember Betty, .she was a
daughter of Massy Ward, a long-
time resident, who died at his
home in Chipley several months
ago at the age of 90:
Betty reminded me-of the old
foot bridge which used to provide
a way across the branch which
runs through 10th Street. The
street wasn't paved then and
only a path was evident for the
kids who lived in the Garrison
Avenue area to walk to and from
school.
I remembered the ol1d bridge
and foot path.v; since J used to
meet Gale Traxler at the bridge
almost every night. 'Gale was.
returning to his home on Hunter
Circle, from courting Teresa..


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urtage..

Edwards, who lived on Long
Avenue.
I .was :returning to my home
on 12th Street, after a night of
courting Frenchie Wooden, who
lived on Hunter..Circle.
Of course we were both.
,walking or riding our bike, sinte
that was the only means of loco-
motion we had then.

KIDS WENT HOME from
school to have lunch, in those
days. Somehow, we made it on
timiel:. .'
The lunchroom was in 1the
old two story brick building and
the kids. who ate there didn't
make it back to class on time,
sometimes.
SDinmner wasn't always ready
at the dinner.hour.
'That old foot bridge served
its purpose for many years. It
disappeared and a large culvert
took its place around f947 or s8.
It was then that Woodward
Avenue and Marvin Avenie
began to fill up with houses. |


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6:20 p.m. H 0.4
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Jan. 26 3:44 a.m.'L -0.5 5:36 p.m. H 1.2
-: Jan. 27 4:29 a.m. L -0.7 6:23 p.m.'H 1.4
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003 PAGE 3A



Grand Opening for Wewahitchka Library


by Tim Croft
Charles Whitehead came into
.this world in Gulf County some 70-


Kesley
Continued from Page 2A
I don't have to worry about a
"ping" noise in the engine. That
thing makes so much racket
rolling down the road that you're
not going to "catch" a tiny flaw in
the compression chamber. Same
thing goes if my wife is. giving me a
list of things to do.
I tell you something else, I'm
not the least bit concerned about
racking up miles on ,my vehicle.
I've seen new truck guys who
bemoan every roll of the odometer.
They don't want to "wear it out".
Got to keep it "new" as long as
they can. I've reached the stage
where each passing mile is a land-
mark occasion! Something to cher-
ish .and, brag about. In] like, "Hey,
Bubba, you won't believe this-I
just rolled over two hundred, and
eighty-six thousand!"
: I can leave my key in the igni-
tion without all those annoying
bells and dings and buzzers and
whistles going off to "alert me" that,
my key is right where, I want it to ,'
be! I can turn it off for the night
-without having to keep looking
back to see if the interior security
,light is going to go off,
-. I never have to worry about
getting a speeding ticket. No offi-
cer in his right mind,:is going to.
pull over a vehicle that fairly
screams out. that it can be outrun
by a six year old on a bicycle!
A new truck ain't got no mem-
ories.
This may be the best feature of
all-my old truck makes me
.tougher! I don't have the factory
included, extra heavy duty, super
smooth, air-glide, Raybestos
magic ride shock absorbers. When
I hit a bump-imy teeth rattle You
ride around the block with me and
I'll loosen up some joints you did-
n't know you had. You ride to the
County line and back and you'll-
think you been whipping it up the
Chisholm Trail with Rowdy Yates
and.the boys!
The more I think about it, the
luckier I become! And I'm just get-
ting started! I have more friends
than a new car person-I'll loan
my old truck to anyone! I can read
a road;map in the -dark-by' the ,
S c. hek 'rngirinen light. 'I"don't worry
'about'an air'bag niprope rl inflat-.
ing. My flash light and,work gloves
don't look otit of place on the dash
board.. You '"can eat cheese and
crackers in my truck anytime! My
head liner doubles as a veil. Did I
mention it was paid for?
Thankfully,
Kes


something years ago as of January
19.
It was on that same date three
years ago, that the first formal
meeting was convened to pour the
conceptual foundation for a new
public library in Wewahitchka.
Those events congealed again
this past Sunday, as donors, sup-
porters and builders of the library
celebrated their efforts inside the
new facility.
It was a particularly satisfying
birthday present for Whitehead,
for whom the library is named and
whose seed money provided early
sustenance to the effort to trans-
form vision to mortar and bricks.
The grand opening for the
Charles Whitehead Wewahitchka
Public Library will be from 2-5
p.m. CST this Sunday, Jan. 26.
The understatededly elegant
facility, with wood floors, walls of
original artwork and prints
harkening back to Old Florida and
several dazzling wood carvings by
Wewahitchka's Earnest Hand, sits
on the corner of Second and Court
Streets.
And three years ago it was a
fire in her belly that Marlene
McNair could not extinguish.
Her, husband, Alan, provided
the fuel.
"I had the dream, he had the
impetus," Marlene McNair said of
their three-year odyssey. "Where I
couldn't get anything done by
guile, he got it done by muscle.
"It was a labor of love, it really
was."
Whitehead, a successful busi-
nessman who resides full-time in
Bay County, provided critical early
support.
A large contribution boosted
the money drive,.Whitehead's rep-
utation and extensive network of
friends lent weight to the project.
City leaders joined the effort.
Community support, throughout
the county, provided momentum
to raise the needed $'250,000-plus,
with the County Commission
pushing the fund-raising drive
over the top.
The state chipped in with half
of the more than $500,000 overall'
cost of the library.
A contractor was selected and
ground-breaking was, held early
last year.
Now the books are scheduled
for Tuesday, the computers are
right behind and the ribbon will be
cut Sunday.


"I would never have believed
we'd have done it in three years,
no," Marlene McNair said.
Upon entering, visitors will
find themselves under the stoic
gaze of a huge wooden eagle, wings'
alight.
Crafted by Ken Baldwin, who
has a shop in Vernon, it was
donated -'r Whitehead.
To the right of the entrance
visitors find a large main room,
where shelves line the right half
and walls.
A low- set, of book shelves
extends from near the door to the
larger shelves.
A small reading area, with sev-
eral chairs with tables designed
and built by Hand, is appointed
with a long alligator carved by
hand out of cypress by Hand.
Paintings of paddle-wheel
ships and landscapes adorn the
walls.
The left side of the main room
will be a children's area marked by
a menacing snapping turtle carved
of cypress, yes, by hand by Hand.


Library supporters sang a rousing version of Happy Birthday fo
Charles Whitehead during last Sunday's appreciation gathering fo
friends of the new public library that will'bear his name; (above)
Visitors stroll around the large main room of the library past empt
shelves that will be filled in time for this weekend's 'grand opening


Hand was' asked to provide
several pieces that would remind
visitors of the. heritage and, land-
scape of the area., : *
1 "When they'were getting start-
ed on this project I said, ..'Yes,,
please,' Hand said. In addition to
providing art works for the facility
he also 'served 6n the building
committee. '
"It means a lot to the city "of
Wewahitchka to have a place you
[ can call your own where you can
grow and learn.",
The most dominant site in the
children's area will soon be a small
replica of a river shack.
The -porch of .the shack will
provide the perfect backdrop for,
story-telling and reading .to chil-
dren, with. computers housed and,
accessible inside the shack.
Step to the left of the front
entrance and visitors enter a spa-
cious meeting room, appointed
with prints of old Florida matted
by local photographer Linda Jo
Morris.
"There'll be a lot of town meet-
ings here," said resident Robin
Lester. "This will be 'very well-
used."
.As will, almost certainly, the
)r entire facility. A community jewel
) to be burnished throughout the
Y year.


"It's invaluable," Lester said.
"It's an 'incredible facility.
'"My children have been driving
.past this for, months (anxious) for
when we. could come in, and the
books .aid computers were here."
Sunday is that day.

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Draw Concern
Port St., Joe City Commis-
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.DOT proposal to place bike paths
along Hwy. 71, Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Boulevard, in the city.
The board started its meeting
with a public hearing onh this
matter. Commissioner Benny
Roberts was quick to point out
two areas of concern. First, .he
e. explained that parking adjacent to
the roadway would be replaced
with bike paths according to the
plan. He said that removing
parking from in front of the GT
Com building would create a
hardship on. many people,
especially elders, who have to pay
their phone bill. Also noted was a
similar problem with people
wishing to park in front of City
Hall to pay water, bills and
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Host A Football Party That Scores Really Big


There's more to a great
football party than opening a bag
of chips and putting out a six-
pack. The food and drink you offer

City PSJ

From Page 3A
conduct business with the city.
The entire board echoed
Roberts' concerns. They were also
in consensus agreeing that the
bike path concept within the city
was a good idea.
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish
Engineering, was asked to talk
with DOT and look at some
alternative options. Among the
alternatives discussed were to
possibly re-route the bike paths
or see if the city and GT Corn
could alter their parking
arrangements to make them a
little more user-friendly.
Kennedy will report back
during the board's next meeting.
In Other Business
Heard from local banks on
proposals to house city funds in
interest-bearing accounts during
workshop session prior to the
board's regular meeting.
Agreed to advertise for a
temporary variance, for
GroundWorks to locate at the
corner of Hwy. 98 and Hwy. 71 in
the city. The variance request will
go to the city's variance committee
who will make a recommendation
to the board at its next regular
meeting. GroundWorks is seeking
an 18 month temporary variance
for fencing and a modular
building tp be located at the site.
Commissioner Eugene
Raffield suggested the board
review ordinances dealing with
sewer and stormwater drainage
issues. He specifically requested
that all new homes be required to
build a minimum of one foot
above road grade.
Kennedy told the board that
efforts to get a turn lane at the
intersection of 1st St. and Hwy.
98 were continuing. Accident
reports indicate there was one
wreck at the intersection in 2000,
ten in 2001 and fifteen in 2002.
This information has been
forwarded to DOT.
Discussed several storm-
water drainage problems in the'
city and solutions for correction.



To everything there is a season,
a time to plant.... Eccl. 3: 1, 2
FRUIT TREES!
Peach, Pear, Apple, Plum, Jap. Persimmon,
Fig, Blueberries, Pecans, Loquat & Grapes
COLD HARDY CITRUS!
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should be just as enjoyable as the
game on the big screen. This can
be as easy as adding beverages
and creative munchies to your
football celebration.
But where do you start? How
do you plan a gathering that offers
an interesting menu to comple-
ment the football action? First,
keep it simple. You and your
guests don't want to miss a
second of the action so the food
and refreshments need to be easy
to serve and eat. Everything
should be appropriate for a buffet
table because people will be eating
at different times throughout the
party.
We've all had the same old
party snacks. Don't be afraid to
try something new. Instead of
settling for the typical onion dip,
try an herbed cheese spread,
creamy baked crab, or a smoked
salmon dip. Try a new twist on old
favorites such as chicken wings
with a Thai peanut sauce-it can
score big.


Chicken Skewers with Spicy
Thai Peanut Sauce
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 onion
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chili paste
2 tablespoons minced fresh'
ginger
2 cloves minced fresh garlic
2 pounds chicken, borneless.
skinless and sliced in long strips-
In a large bowl. whisk
together first sikinhgredients. Add
chicken strips and marinate- lor at
least 4 hrs. Serves 8.
Peanut Sauce
1/2 cup peanuts
2 tablespoons
Macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup coconut milk
(unsweetened)
1/3 cup chunky peanut
butter
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon chili paste
1 tablespoon minced fresh


Gulf Pines From Page 1A)


get an upgrade in equipment,
including a CAT scan.
Endoscopy procedures will be:
conducted in a specialized room,
freeing up both operating suites
exclusively for surgery at some
point in the future.
Also on the horizon is a 10-
station dialysis clinic. The space
and equipment are in place, the
hope being that at some juncture a
third-party will be on-site to serve
dialysis patients.
In ballpark numbers, Steeley
said the hospital has spent
$300,000-$400,000QO of its own
capital on the overhaul.
The potential dividends are
incalculable, for the hospital's bot-
tom line and the community..
"The value added is worth mil-
lions to the community," he added.
And after several rocky years,
particularly on the books as the'
hospital has gone through re-orga-
nization, the renovations are
symptoms of healthy and enrich-,
ing growth for community and
hospital. -
'Selling that diagnosis began
with the hospital's 140 or so
employees, who had become skep-
tical that dreams were little more
than sugar-plum fairies. .......
"It took people a long time get-
ting to believe we are going t1o.. 0
it," Steeley said. "We had big plans
and limited resources. How do we
do it? From there it's question df
'rallying the troops.
'The hard part is convincing
the organization. They have
bought into it. They believe we are
going to upgrade. They see it."
And they've been a part of it.
Other than floors, ceilings and
some furniture upholstering, near-
ly all the work has been done in-


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house. ; '-
"We have access to a lot of peo-
ple who have skills other than
being a nurse or physician's assist'-
tant," Steeley said.
A nurse-anesthetist has been',
invaluable in perusing websites
and government liquidations for
quality equipment.'
"We are not going.to apologize,
to anybody about the quality of the
equipment we are putting back
there," Steeley said.
\ Much.of the physical labor has
been handled by hospital mainte-
nance and other employees.
For instance, Hank Cozine,
one half of the husband-and-wife
team that will oversee day-to-day A
operations in the ER, has done
considerable work renovating cab-
inets, assembling modular furni-
ture and installing equipment in
the ER.
On a recent day, Steeley could
be found installing wall brackets in
the speciality clinic.
"People are motivated," Steeley
said. "They understand the impact
of what we are doing."
That impact, Steeley is con-
vinced, will become readily appar-
ent to the residents of the 'commu- ;
nity once circumstances require
them to use the hospital.
Positive Woi-d-of-niouth, just
like negative word-of-mouth,
spreads like fog in London.
'This is a small town," Steeley
said. "When the first person comes.
in (and has a positive experience),
50 people will know."


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Newlins celebrated
and they were there.
Partying like teens
without a care.

lot now they're 40.
Their ship has sailed.
The party's over.
Youth has hailed.


ginger
1 clove, minced fresh garlic
Sauce
Place the peanuts,
macadamia nuts, and sugar in
the bowl of food processor fitted
with a metal blade. Pulse until
finely ground. In a saucepan, add
the nut mixture to the' coconut
milk, peanut butter, water, soy
sauce, lime juice, chili paste and
ginger and garlic; bring to a boil,
reduce the heat to 'medium and
cook, stirring occasionally until,
the sauce thickens. Cool the
sauce.to room temperature.
Chicken Skewers
Cut 10 inch skewers down to
6 to 7 inches each. Thread the
strips of chicken along the
skewer. Place on a grill (or in the
oven at 425 degrees) until cooked
through, approximately 8 min-
utes.
To serve place skewers on a
plate with the dipping sauce close
by.


10 ounces feta cheese
fresh chives, cut in 3 inch
pieces
2 garlic cloves
fresh basil leaves
chopped fresh parsley
chopped fresh thyme
chopped fresh dill weed,
.chopped (optional)
6 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
Crumble feta cheese into bowl
of food processor. Mash garlic
clove with edge of a flat knife or


garlic press and add to the
processor bowl. Add herbs, with"
chives, snipped into 3 inch pieces.
Herb quantities should be added
according to taste. Process until
herbs are chopped. Add cream
cheese and sour cream. Process
until desired consistency, adding
niore sour cream for a softer
spread. Makes about one pint.,
Serve with crackers- or stuff into,
raw vegetables (celery, cherry. .
tomatoes, pepper wedges). Serves
12.


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Grandma had Gas Heat. n

Grandma liked to be comfortable. Her old- tric heating bill averaged $170. "Some savings!"
est son, Joe, had one of those new heat pumps. she thought.
When her old furnace finally gave up after more Grandma stuck to her guns. She bought
than 20 years of service, Joe tried to talk her into another gas furnace, knowing it would keep her
a heat pump. The chilly feeling she got when she warm, comfortable and cozy for at least another


visited Joe's home
was enough to con-
vince her to stick with
a gas furnace. She,
may not have under-
stood that Joe's heat
pump was just an air'
conditioner acting in
reverse and actually
put out air cooler
than her skin temper-


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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-


20 years and do it
for about 40% less .
money each and
,eyerymonth. ,
,She also knew, r
but as mothers do -
wouldn't spy that
Joe's -14 year-old
heat pump was get-
ting regular visits
from the repair man.
Truth is, that's


about the lifespan 'ofthe average heat pump.
Grandma made the same choice as 70% of
new home builders hawe made the past few years.
Natural Gas.
And Joe? He called St. Joe Natural Gas on
Monday.


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"I Didn't Know There Were Still


People Like This"


Pat Hathaway


by Tim Crott
Editor's Note: The body of Ben
Hathaway, 57, of Bayou George,
was discovered by Wewahitchka
Search and Rescue on Tuesday
morning a little over a mile from
where he disappeared on the
Chipola River on Jan. 3.
Authorities do not suspect foul
play in his death, which is believed
to be the result of drowning.
This story was written prior to
the discovery of Hathaway's body.
'Pat Hathaway didn't, know
such people were still around.-
At her darkest hour, her load
has been lightened by complete
strangers. '
:People she didn't know existed
two weeks ago.
They have brought, over full
pots- of coffee fresh-perked at
home.
They have replaced the blown
tire. on her truck with a new one
* while politely, with a comforting
smile, telling her to keep her wallet
in her purse.
They have protected her from
the elements and from the demons,
dancing on her heart.
They have offered their show-
ers, their beds, their refrigerators.
They have buoyed -her spirits
when they flag and salved wounds
unseen.
And they have pushed the
pause button in their own lives,
put, in many cases. jobs and fam-
ilies on' hold, to search for the
answers to -the question that
pierces Hathaway's every waking
moment.
Where is her husband,
Benjamin Hathaway?
"These' people have given, I
can't say 110 percent, but 200 per-'
cent of what they have to give,"
Hathaway said last Friday at
Land's Landing, continuing her
vigil of the past two weeks.
"They've taken time from their
jobs. I can't imagine what they've
spent. And they don't want to stop.
; "They just keep telling me,
'We're not giving up.' It's not deter-
mination, it's pure dedication in
my book to find the answers, to
find him."
Benjamin Hathaway disap-
peared in the dank cold of a
January night on the Chipola
River.
His glasses arid shoes were-
S fund, but he gimplyeslipped away
in the night.
Vanished.
Friends left him behind, sleep-
ing in a bed on a houseboat, as


they took a dead-of-night cruise
down the river.
- Hathaway was gone when they
returned. '
The 3 a.m. phone call roused
Pat Hathaway from sleep and
tossed her onto an emotional roller
coaster without a seat belt.
'"It's getting harder and hard-
er," Pat Hathaway said of her roil-
ing heart and mind. "I sometimes
have felt emotions I didn't know I
could feel."
First came anger. Anger that
her husband had'been drinking.
- He had wrestled with John
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years ago.
But on the river?
"He never drank on the water,"
Pat Hathaway said. "He had too
much respect for the river. Never
on the water."
And he wasn't so easy to lose
his balance, as authorities believe
happened when Ben Hathaway
ventured out on the houseboat's
deck on that cool night.
The story is now rendered
darkly ironic, but Pat Hathaway
chuckled when she said she'd
watched her husband fall asleep
on the bathroom throne and never
fall ,off, remaining upright while
dozing for over 30 minutes at a
time.
And given the five hours of
sleep witnesses guessed he'd had
before venturing out of bed?
-No way did Pat Hathaway ever
,believe such circumstances would
conspire to put her husband, in
death's grip.
"I feel like I've been living a
nightniare," 'Pat Hathaway said.
'"The hard part is just not knowing.
What happened? Where is he?
"At first I was just angry at
him, but as time has gone on I've
thought of 10,000 questions."
Questions' that dog her.
Gnaw it her, just like the mem-
ory of a man with whom she'd had
her ups and down over 37 years,
but who she said would give you
the shirt off his back.
The man who was a worka-
holic before illness slowed him,
frustrated him, drove him too often
inside a beer.
On that landing she found
comfort from a .daughter, who
reminded Pat Hathaway of her
husband's love of the river. .
"He's where he wanted 'to be,"
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her voice trails off.
Reality. She has tried to keep
it at bay. Hoped that somehow her
husband was. out there, wandering
maybe, but still alive.
But the apparent truth always
takes aim, overcoming her like a
virus.
He's gone.
"It hit me when, they brought
in the cadaver dog (on that first
Sunday afternoon)," Pat Hathaway
said. "When that dog spotted,
everything in me knotted up and a
I threw up."
And as if-answering herself,
convincing her mind of what the
heart wants to deny, she said, "It's
been so cold. The cold really both-
ered him."
The water temperature never
ventured above 53 degrees since
Ben Hathaway disappeared. The
air temperatures consistently ,
dipped into the 30s at night.
Solace dances on the shoul-
ders of her" children, who have
trekked from their Bay .County
home to stand sentinel on the
banks of the Chipola.
, And a small army of strangers
who have enlisted to comfort, to do
whatever can be done to ease Pat
Hathaway's time and mind.
They can not exorcise her
pain, but they can soothe her spir-.
it, make an ordeal, if not easy,
bearable.
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As temperatures\ plummeted last Friday, the family of Ben Hathaway and members of the
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Conservation Commission.
The same from the county
road department and Gulf Coast
Electric Co-op. : '
The Salvation Army cooked
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and rescue teams to aid the effort.
"It's amazing," Pat Hathaway
said. "'It's amazing the way they
have reached,, out, and told me,
anything I need, just let them
know.
"I didn't think these kind, of
people still existed. When you see
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your belief in people. The whole
atmosphere just amazes me.,"
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body was found Tuesday morning about a mile and half from where
the houseboat was moored on the banks of the Chipola River.


Hathaway
hooks, after countless dives, they
still run the river every two hours.
It's only a few boats now at
one time 16 boats dragged the
river but they travel the eight to
10 miles up to Bryant's Landing or
the Virginia Cut.
Looking for any clue to the rid-
dle.
"We patrol the river and wait,"
said Don Minchew of Wewa Search
and Rescue. :'
The FWCC heiicbpter still fre-
quently buzzes the area, as "it did
as the-sun set last Friday. :
SThey are bivouacked 24-hours
a day on Land's Landing. There a
two, tents, one a little worse for
wear.
Food, worthy of, a
Thanksgiving, comes from all over
town, from churches and individu-
als.
Last Friday, facing the coldest
night of the year, volunteers took
up a drive for those store-bought
logs.
Dozens were stacked, at the
camp. Taunton Truss brought over
truck loads of scrap wood.
Several folks chipped in large
drums that became campfires.
Electric heaters warmed the
larger tent, which had .become the
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The stream of people, were a
quick to their task as the river
current.
"I have some fantastic people
Minchew said of the Search ar
Rescue's nearly 100 member
including a strong nucleus of 30
so. "The support we've gotten ha
been tremendous,"
"This is typical. You see wh;
this community has got. The prid
the turnout, the support has bee
tremendous. Whatever we as]
somebody has come through fi
us."
None of which should be coi
sidered that out of the ordinary.
"That's the .way people are
said Maurice Sawatis, who, at ag
70, is working to become a Searc
and Rescue member while volui
steering his time in the search fl
Ben Hathaway.
"If you are in the right plac
with the right people, this is wha
you have."
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proverbial village. When time alor
is tortured by thoughts the
squeeze her heart and stomach,
cocoon is spun by strangers wl
have become comrades.
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not alone in this," Pat Hathawa
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Commodity
Distribution
U.S. Department of Agri-
culture surplus commodities ,will
be distributed to eligible area
residents on Tuesday, January 28
and Thursday, January 30. The
foods will be distributed at the
Washington Improvement Group
(WIG) Building, 198 Peters Street
in Port St. Joe and the
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hitchka. The distribution in Port
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or box to put their commodities
! in. There will be no registration at
, the, distribution centers., Anyone
who has- questions concerning
their eligibility or who would like
to sign up should call 229-9114
639-5068 or come by the
Commodity Office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior to these
dates. Wewahitchka residents
may come to the Old Courthouse
s in Wewahitchka on Wednesday,
e January 29, from 12:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. CST .to certify for
commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the
state-established maximum per-
's centage of the poverty line for the
appropriate household size or who
can prove its eligibility for food
d stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDCL.
Su pplemnental Security Income
s, ,ISSII.), or MNedicaid is eligible to,
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at Documents accepted as proof of
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m eligibility in the above programs.,
k, As an alternative to providing
such documents,, household
may simply complete an
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income.
Rules' for acceptance and
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n- regard to race, color, national
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Preserves will be held from 11:00
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ay February 1 at The Preserves
Center. The center is the former,,
site of Treasure Bay Lodge on C-
30 between-Port St. Joe and Cape
San Bias: Tickets are S7.00 each'
and are available at the door.
The boil will feature, a unique .,
blend of shrimp, sausage, corn,.
and potatoes. Live music will be"
provided by recording artist Gene'
Mitchell. .
Drawings- will be held for'
valuable prizes that focus on .the-
bay area. Tickets are $1.00 'each
or six for $5.00 for the prize
drawings.. '
Friends of St. Joseph Bay
Buffer -Preserves- will be. a
community support group
focused on aiding the Florida land
and water preserves that help
protect St. Joseph Bay. ,
Visitors will be invited to take
tours of the preserve starting at
noon. Hiking trails are also open.
For more information, call
Richard Ingram at 871-1736.

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As baby-boomers continue to
age, questions regarding how'to
provide for the long-term care of
the senior generation are becom-
ing more and more frequent. The
decisions are not easy to make.
Nursing homes are one remedy,
but is it a .choice that leaves a
guilty conscience at ease?
After receiving a call last week
from a neighbor who was con-
templating whether she. should
place her loved one, a parent, in a
nursing home, concerns about
nursing home care became
imminent. A. recent illness had
rendered her father unable, to
provide for his own care in his
own home any longer. He needed
some help with. his ac IL 1tl e Is of -
daily living, someone to look over
his shoulder, make sure he got his,
medications in the right .doses,
and to be there in the event his
health took another turn for the
worse. ,
Due to family dynamics, she
was unable to quit her job and
provide the' necessary oversight
for her father. She was a personal
friend of a former client-a client
who had placed her mother in, a
nursing home, only to, be bitterly
disappointed' by the care her
Smother had received, which
ultimately led to her mother's
death only a few weeks later. My,
neighbor wanted to' avoid, the
nightmare of putting her father in
a nursing home altogether,, but
she didn't see any alternatives or
how to go about them, ..
S There was plenty of research
to be done such as getting the
state surveys for the nursing
homes she was considering and
becoming aware of the importance
of.getting the sd.mevs for at least
the prior 18 months. There' was
also the Medicare website that
grades nursing homes (www.
medicare.gov), the Agency for
Health Care 'Administration
(AHCA) website that provides
information on Florida nursing
homes (www.floridahealthstat.
com), a way to get the latest AHCA
Nursing Home Guide and look for
.homes on the state's watch list,
plus adding' personal criteria to
follow when considering a nursing
home. There are alternatives to
nursing home placement that are
feasible.
First, what was it about her
dad's condition that-had her
family contemplating nursing


three hot meals a day, activities,
outings, laundry services, over-
sight of medications, nursing
services during much of the day,'
and staff on duty around the
.clock in case of emergency.


home care? Was nursing home
care his only option? Did she
know if her dad qualified for ALPF
placement? Did she just need help
during the day? Although the
government payment sources
(Medicare and Medicaid) seem to
prefer the nursing home option,
other options are available, and
financing options may be
available, to help pay for these
alternatives. She was not aware of
the options available, such as:
.Adult day care providers are
available for those who simply
need someone to watch over them
during the daytime hours. For
those who have a parent or
grandparent living with. them in
their home, the watch-care
provided by adult day care can
provide all the additional services
necessary to 'allow an elder adult
to live with family.
Home health- agencies can
offer just about any combination
of services that may be needed,
from a sitter to assist those.who
just need help getting started in
the morning, to: nurses v.-ho' are
available at'all hours of ithe day
and night. Unfortunately,,. Medi-,
care and Medicaid do not always
pay for home health care services.
Assisted living facilities (ALF)
have been described as bridging
the gap between home care and
nursing home care ior thoeli.who
need some assistance th the
activities of living, but who' do not
need 24-hour nursing care.
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typically offer a more home-like
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Arts Council Organizational Meeting Thursday


by Tim Croft
The canvas, has been mount-
ed. Now the details must be etched
in.
The Gulf Alliance for Local
Arts will hold its annual organiza-
tional meeting, a first for the
fledgling group, at 6:30 p.m. EST
on Thursday at the Garden Club of
Port St. Joe.
Among items on the agenda
will be election of the Board of
Directors, establishing committee
chairpersons and organization of
committees.
But the meeting is more a
springboard for a group of hearty
volunteers who made significant
project during the last half of 2002
with an eye toward this year
becoming a key facilitator of the
performing and visual arts and,
maybe most importantly, arts edu-
cation, in the community.
"The bones have to be strong
for the body to be healthy,: said
Kim Harrison, the Gulf County


point person for the Arts Alliance,
which aims to serve eastern Bay
County, specifically Mexico Beach,
and Gulf and Franklin counties.
"Everybody is ready to go, but
we have to make sure the frame-
work is there. This will be a huge
arts alliance, but we have to do it
right. This meeting is very impor-
tant."
Considering that a multi-
county arts group was little more
than a lightbulb in someone's head
early last year, the energy created
to date has been iinpressive.
By-laws have been established
and approved. A nominating com-
mittee was formed to cull members
of the board. The organization was
named, no small feat in and of
itself.
And the group has completed
and filed the necessary paperwork
to become a 501 (c) (3) non-profit
and with the state for a .$5,000
Local Arts Agency start-up grant.
The group the front page of a
website up and running, gulfal-


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January 30 is the last day the
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12th annual art competition. This
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"Last year's manatee decal art
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the details must still be filled in.
Finally, a fundraising and
membership drive has taken its
formative steps, a key for sustain-
ability.
"We have had a good year,"
Harrison said. "Getting it orga-
nized, a professional, legal organi-
zation operating the way it's sup-
posed to, that was a lot of work.
"But we are viable now. We
need to fill in the blanks and start
our membership drive and start
getting money into our account."
And decide how best to expend
its resources in advocating, cham-
pioning, sustaining, the arts and
arts education in the county.
"I can't believe how the ideas
have poured in," Harrison said. "'It
has really snowballed. We just
have to get the ball rolling.
"We, need to decide where we

middle school students to support
protection efforts by learning
about manatees arid their role in
Florida's environment.
Students will need to work
through their art teachers who
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FWC. Each middle school is
allowed to send up to five entries
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Art teachers can request a copy of
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are going to put some activities in
place and we how we are going to
do it."
The diverse ideas being batted
around include summer arts
camps, after-school art classes,
small art showings in all three
counties, musical performances
that might jump from county to
county, special art days or week-
erld events, etc.
Visiting lecturers or art
exhibits could be feasible and
attractive to broadening horizons.
All while maintaining a central
focus of providing, if you will, a
stage for visual and performing
artists in the community and the.
thlee-county, area.
7 For those interested in more
information about .the Arts
Allance are encouraged to attend
Thursda\ys meeting.
They can also call Harrison at
2217-3745.


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Port From Page 1


oughly researched and the results
were, "It's very unlikely we'll be
able to develop a port at the other
site."
The other site in question is
property located to the north of
the mill site toward the Gulf
County Canal. This is St. Joe
Company property and has not
only been offered as a potential
site but, according to Smallwood,
St. Joe has committed to help in
the process of getting permitting
and funding for that site deyelop-
ment.
Port Director Tommy Pitts
explained that the St. Joe
Company site could cost in excess
of $60 million to build and stood
to face permitting resistance and
funding issues that could take
many years to accomplish.
The Port Authority has a con-
tract with Smurfit-Stone to use
the existing docks at the old mill
site through June,2004. They also
currently own 3.9 acres of dock
between the Port St. Joe Marina
and the mill site. The docks at this
site are badly in need of repair.


The group also owns a 22-acre
staging/storage area at the inter-
section of Hwy. 98 and Industrial
Road.
Efforts to iron out an
extended commitment from
Smurfit-Stone to use the old mill
site docks have been unsuccess-
ful partly because Smurfit-Stone
and the St. Joe Company are in
negotiations to form a joint ven-
ture to develop the 125-acre mill
site property.
Both Smallwood and Smurfit-
Stone Vice President Leslie T.
Lederer said the final plans for
site use would not be determined
until a final agreement for the
joint venture was etched. At that
time both parties would have to
,agree on a development direction.
In Lederer's letter to the Port
Authority he stated, "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


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I've heard the tale that these four first grade teachers taught 24
years together at Port St. Joe Elementary School, which is quite a record
for any teacher.
The principals in charge were Gerald Lewter, Harry Herrington,'
Barbara Shirley and H. E. Richards.
I would just imagine that these four teachers could tell some stories
that lay deep inside of them that would knock your hat off! .
How can four first grade teachers gel along together for 24 years?:
They did..
They laughed and cried and planned ahead;
No mater whatever other people; said,
It was not always an easy task;
But neverdid they wear a mask,
They worked together oh every chore
and very rarely was it a bore,
Because they loved each other with
All their might, And now they are
Not in each other's sight.
But memories are wonderful and people
are too. Canthe same thing be said
about you?
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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 the St.,
Joe Company has offered to work
with the Port Authority on a port
site other than the Stone
Container location.
As discussions during
Thursday's meeting continued the
question was aired by Jim
Townsend, Townsend Marina, "Is-
it the general opinion that the port
is a dead issue?"

Sheriff's Beat
Recent Bookings...
January 14: Nicholas
Morning, 24, of Port St. Joe,
aggravated battery; Paula Pitts;
18, of Kinard, VOP no valid
driver's license; Lindsey Lyle, 19,
Port St. Joe, FTA' failure to return
lease property.
January 18: Christopher
Corbitt, 20, of Youngstown, will u
and wanton reckless driving;
Edsel Burke, 18, of Youngstown.
possession alcohol under 21:
Casey Nunnery, 33, of Wewa-
hitchka, D.U.I..
January 19: Vicki Layfield,
37, of Panama City, DWLSR,
attaching tag .,not assigned;
I~aymond Aylmer. 41, of Highland
%View, battery; Matthew Weathers,
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Not so, says Pitts. The Port
Authority is continuing to work
toward marketing the port and
seeking long term viable port facil-
ity options.
One potential port customer
he discussed has created an air of
expectancy. This party is seeking
to move fabric from the U.S.
through the Port of Port St. Joe to
be processed in a Central
American country. The processed
fabric would then be imported
through the port for redistribution
prior to merchandising.
"The client said he is getting
more inquiries than he can han-
dle for this concept."
We have no contract to date
but we have become very opti-'
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i[ IBAN D, '-- Our out of state teachers'
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003 PAGE 9A


Girl Scouts Seek Nominations for Area

"Women of Distinction" Awards March 12


S. The Girl Scout Council of the
Apalachee Bend is dedicated
solely to girls, where in an
accepting and nurturing environ-
ment they build character and
sd,'i)ls for success in the real
world. In partnership with com-
mitted adults and role models,
girls develop qualities that will
s,erver them all their lives-like
strong values, social conscience
and conviction about their own
potential and self worth.
, On March 12, the Girl Scout
Council of the Apalachee Bend
will recognize women committed
to achieving success in their
chosen fields, making outstand-
ing contributions to the com-
riunity and serving as good role
models for girls in our area.
; Sponsorships for the Women
of Distinction Awards are also
being solicited. For more
information on sponsorships,
contact Linda Kranert at 850-222-
0200.
Today there are 3.7 million
Girl Scouts-2.8 million girl
members and 942,000 adult
members. Founder Juliette
Gordon Low organized the first
- goup of Girl Scouts on March 12,
1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Girl
Scouts of the USA was chartered
by the United States Congress on
March 16, 1950. Through
membership in the World
Association of Girl Guides and

Sayyou Saw It In The Star!


Girl Scouts, GSUSA is part of a
worldwide family of 8.5 million
girls and adults in 140 countries.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover
the fun, friendship, and power of
girls together. Through a myriad
of enriching experiences, such as
extraordinary field trips, sports,
skill-building clinics, community
service projects, cultural ex-
changes, and environmental stew-
ardships, girls grow courageous
and strong.
Girl Scouting helps girls
develop their full individual
potential; relate to others with
increasing understanding, skill,
and respect; develop values to
guide their actions and provide
the foundation for sound
decision-making; and contribute
to the improvement of society
through their abilities, leadership
skills, and cooperation with
others.
Girl Scouting is open to all
girls ages five to seventeen. Girls
participate through more than
233,000 troops and groups in the
United States and in 81 countries
through Girl Scouts Overseas.
Through more than 300 local Girl
Scout councils, the opportunity
for Girl Scout membership exists
in every corner of the U.S.A. More
than 50 million women in the U.S.
have enjoyed Girl Scouting during
their childhood.
Daisy Girl Scouts are 5-6
years old, Brownie Girl Scouts are
6-8 years old, Junior Girl Scouts
are 8-11 years old, Cadette Girl,
Scouts are 11-14 years old, and


Nominations are being ac-
cepted from women residing or
working in the Gulf, Bay and
Franklin Counties. Nomination
forms can be obtained by
contacting Linda Kranert at 850-
222-0200 or contacting the
Council at 800-876-9704. The
deadline for nominations is
February 10.


Senior Girl Scouts are 14-17
years old. It is never too late to be
a Girl Scout.
Approximately 99 percent of
all adults 'in Girl Scouting are
volunteers. Women and men
interested in volunteering in a
variety of capacities are
encouraged to contact their local
Girl Scout council.


Stand Up and
Be Counted


Have we, as a nation, been'
designated the world leader or is it
an assumption that will cause us
to jeopardize the prestige of our
great country? 'The United
Nations came into being believing
that it would be a tool for settling
disputes and creating harmony
among nations with no one
country being more dominant
than any other.
We seem to have an attitude
problem since we haven't been
able to figure out why everyone
doesn't listen to us and let us
control them. How dare another
country stand up to the United
States and have the same
privileges we have.
Why not let the United
Nations run things. Having been
shot at in a major war, I didn't
enjoy it that much. This makes
me' even more patriotic and willing
to help' defend my country when
they are being attacked. The key
word is attacked. Now that we are
between Iraq and a hard place we
aren't likely. to challenge anyone
else.
Our Democratic party is so
afraid of being labeled unpatriotic
that, they fail to inform the
American people of the true status
of our existing problems regarding
our economic situation and our
deteriorating status around the
world. We are told we can fight
wars on two fronts at the same
time but is it what we should -be
hearing. Beating war drums too
loud will ultimately cause hearing
problems; ..
With the cold war over and
forgotten why do we feel like we
are again in an "age of peril"., Is it
necessary that we read newspaper
articles covered with pending war
stories each and every day? Are
these turbulent times a product of
our aggressive behavior? I'm
afraid so. Our problem now is we
have high ideals with a low bank
account. It's time for concerned
citizens to stand up and be
counted.
Paul Summerlot

Concerned Citizen
Speaks Out
To: The Board of County
SCommissioners, Gulf County,
Florida
Re: "Our lives begin to end the
day we become silent about things
that matter"-Martin Luther King
Honorable Commissioners:
During my twenty-five years
in Gulf County, we always seemed
to have one or two people make
their concerns public at a meeting
of County Commissioners and
most of the time it is the same
person. Never in this time have I
heard public comment and


complaint of the, person seeking,
time lo speak, about rude and
personal demeaning remarks
directed toward them.
The local press recently called
it a heated exchange or something
to that effect. I spoke with the
person involved and several in
attendance. Regardless of what
was said,'the fact that a citizen,
expressing concern,. leaves' with a
feeling that she has been publicly
ridiculed speaks little of any
government assembly or member
thereofl.
As I understand it,':
Comfmissioner Peters has' asked
for financial aid for our troubled
hospital. Can any hospital
compete with a public health
facility operating 9 to 5, five days
a week? Employing professionals:'
who have no intent of staying in
Gulf County. Those of us in North
Gulf appreciate' the location of
this idiotic pipe dream. (The
planned public health center).
What's next? Communes?
With just a few exceptions, If
feel that Commissioner Nathan
Peters Jr. has represented the
entire county more responsibly
than any other commissioner
during my 25 year residence. This
considers, of course, his personal
life as well as his actions on the
Board.
Respectfully,
George F Mahler,
Wewahitchka'


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Lady Sharks Still Ranked at #5


The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks,
ranked #5 in Class 2A, defeated
Wakulla 46-35 on Thursday
night; then dropped to 13-2
overall and 3-2 in District 3-2A
with a 59-57 loss to Greensboro
on Tuesday.
PORT ST. JOE 46, WAKULLA 35
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH
The fifth ranked Lady Sharks
picked up their seventh consecu-
tive victory Thursday night with a
46-35 win over Wakulla.
Port St. Joe jumped out to a
22-8 lead by halftime, then held
off the Lady War Eagles in the
second half.
Gekeela Clemmons led the
Lady Sharks (13-1) with 20
points. Lydia Watkins followed
with 15 points and 17 rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 8 14 13 13 46
Eagles 4 4 15 12 35

PSJ Dixie Baseball
Registration
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League will be
registering players for the 2003
season on Saturday, February 1
and Saturday, February 8 from
9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. ET and
on Thursday, February 6 from
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. ET. .
Registration will be conducted
at the Port St. Joe Stac House
located on Eighth Street (between
Woodward and Marvin Avenue).
Absolutely no players who
were in the area during
registration will be' allowed to
register after the February 8
deadline for registration.
The league is open to all
youth meeting the required age
limits (must be five on or before
July 31/2003; must not'be 15
before Agust 1, .2003.
Registration fees are as
follows: "A" League T-Ball (ages 5-
6), $40.00 per player; "AA"
Pitching Machine (ages 7-8),
$45.00 per player; "AAA" League 8
Pitching Machine and 7 Live Pitch
games (ages 9-10) $45.00 per
player; Major League (ages 11-12),
$45 per player; Dixie Boys League
(ages 13-14), $50.00 per player.
A $10.00 reduction 'in
registration fees will be given for a
second and additional sibling
player in the "AA/AAA" Major
Dixie Boys leagues who reside in
the same household. Sorry, no
discount can be given in the "A"'
(T-Ball) league for siblings.
There will be two games per
team on the opening day "Day of
Baseball" and two games per team
on the end of the year "Day of
Baseball" in addition to the games
played during the season which
will be 15 games in the AAA and
Major and the number of A, AA
and Dixie Boys games will be
determined after registration. All
players will receive trophies
during the'end of.the year "Day of
Baseball" activities.-


PSJ (46)- Lydia Watkins 15,
Kayla Jefferson 6, Gekeela
Clemmons 20, Shawna Bond 2,
Latrice Larry 1, and Lanita Bell 4.
PORT ST. JOE 57, GREENSBORO 59
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST
The Lady Sharks suffered
their second loss of the season
and their second loss in District
3-2A Tuesday night, when they
were defeated 59-57 in Greens-
boro.
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quarter. However, poor shooting
from the foul line (9 of 26) allowed
the Lady Bulldogs to creep back
in the game. The Lady Sharks
were outscored 39-19 over the
second and third quarters, and
weren't able to rally enough in the
fourth to pull off a win.
Freshmen Lydia Watkins and
GeKeela Clemmons paced the
Lady Sharks (13-2, 3-2). Watkins
led the team with 26 points, 21
rebounds and blocked one shot.
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Clermmons followed with 11
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The Lady Sharks will host
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will travel to Grand Ridge on
Tuesday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 19 7 12 17, 57
Bulldogs 9. 21 18 11 59
PSJ (57)- Lydia Watkins 26,
Kayla Jefferson 8, Gekeela
Clemmons 11, Shawna Bond 5,
Latrice Larry 2,-and Lanita Bell 3.


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STAR PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
^- -Port St. Joe High School .-


.Lydia, a freshman. had 15 points
'and 17 rebounds In the Lady '
Sharks 46-35 win over
Wakullo, then odded 26 / mb-
points. 21 rebounds. and
one blocked shot in their
59-57 loss to Greensboro.

E DENNIS WARREN .
As sDennis, a junior, had 10 ,
points and 10 rebounds in
/ the Tiger Sharks' 64-54 loss to
SLeesburg in the Ocola
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Varsity Girls Basketball
Jan. 23 Grand Ridge Home 6:00
Jan. 28 Grand Ridge Away 5:30
Jan. 30 Blountstown Away 7:00


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Varsity Boys Basketball
Jan. 24 Marianna Away 7:00-8:30
Jan. 25 Greensboro Home 6:00-7:30
Jan. 28 Rutherford Home 6:00-7:30
Jan. 31 Blounistown Away 6:30-8:00


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WEWA MEDICAL CENTER
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Extended Hours
Beginning Tuesday, January 7th we will be open
-. until 7:00 PM and each Tuesday thereafter.
Hours: Monday through Friday-8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Patients Welcome Please Call 639-5828 for an Appointment




It's Time to Play Ball! Register for Wewa Dixie Youth


The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
League's organization meeting
was held Thursday, January 16 at
the Wewahitchka Elementary
'School. Kenny Strange was
elected to serve another year as
League President.
Registration dates for this
year will be Saturday, January 25
and Saturday, February 1, at the
Wewahitchka State' Bank from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. League
play is available for girls and boys,
ages 4 to 14.
The registration fee will be
discounted to $35.00 for players


registering Saturday, January 25
through Friday, January 31, as
the league will be offering, an
"Early Bird" special to players who
sign up during the first week of
registration. The registration fee
will be $45.00 after January 31.
League officers urge everyone to
register early to take advantage of
these savings.
The Wewahitchka Dixie Youth
League is looking for volunteers to
assist the league in this year's,
program. They are in need of
coaches, assistant coaches,,
concession stand workers, team


Knights of Columbus


Announce Free


Throw Champions


Nine.boys and girls from Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka, ages 10
to 14 were named local
champions of the 2003 Knights of
Columbus Free Throw Champ-
ionship and have earned the right
to compete at the district level.
Knights of Columbus
Constitution Council #11572 of
Port St. Joe/Mexico Beach
sponsored the local competition at
both north and south ends of Gulf
County on Saturday, January 18.
S ; Megan Gannon (PSJ) was the
10-vear-old girls champion and
Willie Quinn {PSJ) was the winner
in the 10-year-old boys division.
In the 11-year-old bracket, Taylor
Byrd (PSJ) was the girls champion
and Chris Peak (Wewa) was the
boys champion. Twelve- year-old
champions were Robin.. Gautier,
4 alWewawand Che B UAIPSJi, The
<13-year-old girl U iston was.won
by Mary K. Taunton (Wewa) and
the boys by Taylor Smith (Wewa).



Port St. Joe Baseball
Team To Hold Alumni

And 100 Inning Game
The Port St. Joe Baseball
Team will hold its annual 100
inning fundraiser game on Feb-
ruary 1st.
After an eight year absence,
the Sharks' team has challenged
the Alumni Team to a game, also
to be held on February 1st at 3:00
ET. The innings from the alumni
game will count toward the 100
innings. All innings not play, ed on
that Saturday will be i in -i, ed up
during regular practices.
Any former Port St. Joe
baseball players interested in'
playing can contact head *coach
Chuck Gannon at 227-1221, or
Eric Ramsey at 229-8997 or 229-
6864.


Fourteen year old champion
was Matthew Miller of Wewa.
There were no girls in the 14-
year-old division in either
location.
Each contestant was allowed
15 free-throw attempts in the
.contest. Ties were settled by,
successive rounds of five free-
throws per contestant until a
winner emerged.
Each of these winners will
compete in the district competi-'
tion, at a time and place to be
given in February, with an eye
toward moving on to the .state and
international levels.
The Knights of Columbus
would like to thank all who gave of
their time, facility us'e and
encouragement as well as to all
the .-youth who- came out- for this
Aeveiati onL-a- cold 3inter~a-day.,'
SEveryone had a great time.


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others who would be willing to
serve in a league officer position.
Assistance from anyone interested


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participation of the community to
help make this a successful
season. For information, contact
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Tiger Sharks Split Games In Ocala


The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked #5 in Class 2A, picked up
their 11th consecutive victory
Friday night with a 65-51 win
over West Port in Ocala. On Sat-
urday, the Tiger Sharks dropped
to 13-4 on the season with a 64-
54 loss to Leesburg.
PORT ST. JOE 65, WESi PORT 51
FRIDAY. JANUARY 17TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
jumped out to a 24-14 lead by the
end of the first quarter, then
cruised to a. 65-31 victory over
West Port in the Ocala Tourna-
ment. The Tiger Sharks'led 32-28
at halftime, and outscored West.
Port 33-23 in the second half.
Raye Bailey led all scorers
with a game high 23 points. Bo
Lenox followed with 12 points;,
while Woodrow Cherry added 10
points for Port St. Joe (13-3).
Score by Quarters
Sharks 24 8 23 10 65
WPHS 14 14 13 10 51
PSJ, (65)- Raye Bailey 23, Bo
Lenox 12, Antonio Smilev 3,
Deion Henry 2, Woodrow Cherry
10, Terrence Chambers 5, Dennis
Warren 4, and Don Jecha 6.
WPHS (51)-Betha 14, Dunn 4,
Ewrin 2, Cotton 5,. Chapell 6,
McLean 8, and Dukes 12.
PORT ST. JOE 54, LEESBURG 64
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH
The fifth ranked Tiger Sharks,
dropped to 13-4 overall on the
season with Saturday's 64-54 loss
to Leesburg in Ocala.
Port St. Joe trailed 30-28 at
halftime, then took a 4.3-41 lead
--p--the end of the Lhifd q irter
However, Leesburg,rallied in the


fourth quarter to outscore the
Tiger Sharks 23-11.
i Raye Bailey led the Tiger
,Sharks with a game high 18

Water Management
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A new link on the, Northwest
Florida Water Management:
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lg-x%-w.state.fl.us/nwfwmd) has
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-16-county area.
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points. Woodrow Cherry and
Dennis Warren each followed with
10 points each.
"This was a very well ran
' tournament, and we enjoyed
playing in it," said head coach Al
Carpenter. "There were a lot of
quality players in this tourna-
ment. We just wish we could .have
capped it off with a second win."
Port St. 'Joe will travel to
Marianna on Friday; host Greens-
boro Saturday in a District 3-2A I


Wewahitchka High School has
announced, its honor roll for the
semester.
9th Grade All A's:
Jessica Jones, Megan Whit-
field, Jenny Wigglesworth.
9th Grade A's & B's:
Justin Barnes, Samantha
Burns, William Chason, Matt
Dorman, Trey Goodwin, Brian
Kerrigan,. Krystal Pettis, Josh
Pitts, Hali Price, Heather
Simmons, Dana Teall.
10th Grade All A's:
Jade Gaskin, Nathan Grimes,
Will Strange.
,10th Grade A's & B's:
Kody:. Bidwell, Courtney
Brdieer,' Jeena Breman, Sheiletta
Fisher. Brntnev Grice, Geoffrey
HIeT-'s, Daryl Knee, Chris Lee,


game; then host Rutherford on
Tuesday.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 14 14 15 11 54
LHS 18 12 11 23 64
PSJ (54)- Raye Bailey 18, Brad
Ray 4, Bo Lenox 8, Woodrow
,Cherry 10, Thomas Webb 2,
Dennis Warren 10, and Don
Jecha 2.
LHS (64)- Little 17, Harrison 6,
Rocker 8, Thomas 9, Taylor 11,
and McNisha 13.


Brandy Little, Courtney Martin,
Jill Pippin, Mitchell Udell,
Courtney Wood.
11th Grade All A's:
Laura Husband, Ben Jones.
11th Grade A's & B's:
Janie Fortune, Dottie Hall,
Will Harrell, Andrew Lassiter,
Cassie Ward.
12th Grade All A's:
Barbara Alderman, Justin
Barnes, Caleb' Cutchin, Sarah
Grimes, Judith Husband, Angle
Padgett.
12th Grade A's & B's:
Monique Adkins, Clark
Cutchin, Ashley Deshotel,
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Makayla Henderson, Cortne,
Hoover, Sean Kerrngan.. Matt
Kramer, Meagan Morris, Laura
Spivey, Jonathan Thomas.

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The pulp is a soft tissue containing
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The infection spreads through
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and support the tooth in the jaw. A
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Final Plans for Sis.
Doreathea S. Allen"
The viewing of Sis. Doreathea
S. Allen will be Friday, January
24, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
and the funeral service will be
Saturday, January 23 at 2:00
p.m. at the Port St. Joe Church of
God in Christ, 163 Avenue D, Port
St. Joe, FL.


Alternatives
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Extended congregate care
services are available at some
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the appropriateness of continued
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based on a review of the residents
status, the facility's abilities (i.e.
do they have nurses on duty 24
hours, or just during the day?),
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and other pertinent persons to
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My neighbor was relieved to
learn that there did appear to be
some alternatives to nursing
home care that she was not,aware
of. Certainly, some of the abuses
that have occurred in the nursing
home setting can occur in
alternative settings as well. There
has been a share of neglected ALF
residents, as well as nursing
home residents. r
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symptoms of potential neglect or
abuse in a long-term care setting.
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unusual lethargy, bedsores,
dehydration, falls, broken bones,
malnutrition, unplanned weight
loss, fearfulness,, multiple infec-
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many are simply not aware that
there, may be alternatives o
nursing home care, which can
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Tuesday, February 4', 20,03, to
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the temporary placement of a
modular building on Lots 15, 17,
19 and 21, Block 23, which is .
located oh the corner of Hwy. 71
and Hwy. 98., L
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attend this meeting.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003 PAGE 1B


Stepping Back In Time to the Early 1800's


by Tim Croft
These pioneers experienced a
real taste of pioneer weather:
Hundreds of children from
around the area braved blustery
conditions for a bit of time traveling
last week.
They gathered last Friday at
the Constitution Convention
Museum for the fifth annual Living
History Day.
The five-hour event allows stu-
dents to get a feel for how the early
settlers made it through the day
before TV, VCRs and Britney
Spears.
So, it seemed only appropriate
that the kids, not to mention the
"settlers," got a blast of Plains
weather, with wintry temperatures
buffeted by chilly winds.
"Settlers" demonstrated the
art of making butter, sewing, tur-
pentining, basket weaving, reduc-
ing cracklins for making soap and
operating a still.
The Living History Day is
scheduled to roughly coincide with
the Jan. 11, 1839' anniversary of
the actual signing of the Florida
Constitution in Port St. Joe.
And it provides kids with. an
overview of the tools, implements
and knowledge those hardy pio-
neers had to master to survive.
"We're showing the skills they
needed to thrive in the 1830s,"
said Cindy Emrich, assistant park
manager at St. Joseph Peninsula
State Park; "All the things they
need to live and thrive."
Students watched a black-
smith work a steel rod; they saw
and tasted corn mash pre-still and


tasted treats the early settlers
might have enjoyed sugar cook-
ies, pecan pie, lemon custards.
The "pioneers" were park
rangers and a few volunteers from
the community, their garb fash-
ioned from vintage patterns and
materials, the patterns, meticu-
lously detailed, available on the
Internet.
The generally thick and cum-
bersome styles of the era came in
mighty handy on a brisk day.
Much of the antique equip-
ment came from several state
parks for instance the mid-19th
century still came from Florida
Caverns State Park in Marianna -
and/or was obtained by scouring.
antique sales and auctions.
Some 500 elementary age stu-
dents bundled up for the day,
coming from Port St. Joe
Elementary, Faith Christian and
First Baptist Church,
Wewahitchka Elementary and sev-
eral public and private schools in
Franklin County.
The program originally focused
on fifth- and sixth-graders.
'"They are in the, midst of
Florida history in school," Emrich
noted.
But the event's popularity, not
to mention every student's dream -
can we say field trip has meant a
broadening of the demographics
over the past few years.
The day is about expanding
the horizons of young children.,
allowing them for a few minutes to
look beyond themselves as a way
to determine place.
"It's important because it gives


Wewahitchka Elementary school kids pay rapt attention as Mary
Jones, a ranger at Torreya State Park, uses the tools of settlers to
sew clothing during Living History Day.

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the kids a sense of identity," said
Bill Wilkinson, a park ranger at the
Constitution Convention Museum.
"It gives them a sense of pride, that
this was an important community.
"And the stories they learn ar.9
applicable to today."
Those stories have been
flushed out in more detail inside
the museum, which, fittingly,
unveiled six new historical panels
for Living History Day.
The panels provide more detail
on the rise and fall of Port St. Joe
from 1835 to 1845.
While the museum had some
artifacts and historical, notations
regarding that early decade in the
area's history, the new panels offer
additional insight and detail about
the town's boorh times, bust times-
and the rather antagonistic riva]lr%
between Port St. Joe and
Apalachicola, particularly as
reflected in the writings of the
towns' respective newspapers.
"We're interpreting the history
of St. Joseph from 1835 to 1845,"'
Emrich said. "(The six panels) fill
in that 10-year period.
"We didn't have much on that
era and this gives you a feeling of
being there. It even uses quotes-
from the newspapers."
And, oh, those rascally early
newspaper editors.
The editors of The St. Joseph
Times; and the' Apalachicola
Gazette, traded ad hominem
attacks, reflecting the deep ani-


mus that apparently existed
between the communities of Port

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St. Joe and Apalachicola in those
times.


(See Stepping Back on Page 5B):


John Winthrop, ,a park ranger at the Ormond House in Franklin County, demonstrated the finer
points of blacksmithing to elementary school students during Living History Day at the Constitution
Convention Museum last week.


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1 J Elemedtary

School Honor Roll
Port St. Joe Elementary
School has announced its honor
roll for the semester.
1st Grade All A's:
Skyler Bozeman, Tristan
Brown, Amy Butler, Alyssa Davis,
Katie Davis, Brandon Hall,
Brittany King, Drew Lacour,
Cailyn LtPlante, Andre Le, Kayla
Lindsey, Ashlin Morgan, Sydney
Owens, Morgan Palmer, Jimmy
Pate, Anastasya Paul, Bryan
Powell, Makayla Ramsey, Sawyer
Raffleld, Tristan Reygnolds, Emily
Shanahan, Anastasia Thomason,
Dantasia Welch.
1st Grade A's & B's:
Benjamin Bridges, Candice
Bright, Tamara Chambers, Tia
Chambers, Annalisa Childress,
April Darnell, Heather Faircloth,
Zachary Harper, Matthew
Jackson, Travis Lucas, Brandon
Maestri, Tyler McGuffin, Austen
McKeithen, Antonio Moree, Kaleb
Odom, Demeriyah Quinn,
Makenna Rogers, Alyssa Watford,
De'shawntac Willis, Shatiara
Zaccaro.
2nd Grade All A's:
Skysja Adams, Sophie Adsit,
Carley Clements, Jackie
Collinsworth, Jena Julian, Jaclyn
Kerigan, Taylor Lamm, Olivia
Moree, Trevor Papineau, Brittany.
Parkerson, Brittnee Peak, Hayden
Renshaw,. Dakota Richeaux,
Tucker. Smith, Jeremy Thompson.
2nd Grade A's & B's:
Javarri Beachum, Kyle
Biggins, Alyssa Catha, BreAnna
Causey, Jackson Combs, Tyler
Fleischmann, Colby Gentry, Caleb.
Hall, Cassie Hayes, Skye Hunter,
Earl-Brian Knobel, Decorian
North, Patricia Novoa, Dequjuan
Martin, / Jeni McLemore, Joey
Odom, Alyssa Parker, Tanyaneka
Pittman, Britney Rich, Laura
Schekenbach, Cierra Scoggins,
Lexi Strickland, Caitlyn
Thursday, Ethan Whittington,
Tyler Worley, Ramello Zaccaro.
3rd Grade All A's:
Katie Gardner, Michelle
Hiscock, Avery Little, Autumn
Merriel, Jenny Miles, Lacey
Strickland, Erin White, Kaley
Wilder, Natalie Wood.
3rd Grade A's & B's:
Andrew Burke, Blaine.Bush;
C.J. Butts, Connor Clark, Ashton
Davis, Alyson Harvey, Jessica
Hopper, Montana Kilpatrick, Alex
King, Katie Lacour,- Luke Leonard,
Daniel May, Daniel Neal, -Joe -
Rish, Bethany Rutherford, Jamie
Squire, Samantha Taylor NMegan
Walker, John Whitfield, Kristie
-,,Whitfield.
S 4th Grade All A's:
Lilla Dykes, Megan Gannon,
Dylan Hester, Charlotte Murnan,
Erica Protsman, Caitlin Rich, Levi
Strickland.
4th Grade A's & B's:
Jared Arnold, Evan
Brumbaugh, Torie Burgess, Kristi
Davis, Emily Dykes, Sara Fields,
Christopher Foxworth, Josh,
Henderson, Zach Hunter,
Jarvious Johnson, Simeon Jones,
Violet Jones, Jazmine Kennedy,
Lindsay Martin, Catherine
McNeill, Russell Miller, Sarah
Murnan, Reis Nelson, Samantha
Nicodemus, Davida Odom,
Brandon Peak, Tiara Smith, Ty
Sowell,. Colton Thursbay, Cassie
Tullis, Samantha Valladares,
Naomi Warren, Chase Watford,
Justin Whittington, ..Austin-
Williams. .
5th Grade All A's:
Kodi Blackwell, Allen Dykes,.
Rebecca Furr, Chellsey O'Neill,
Melanie Raffield, Kayla Parkeri.,
S5th Grade A's & B's:
C.J. Abert, Jacie Ball. Jonn ,
Ball, Jessica Brake. Cody Clark;,
SRaheem Clemons, Chris Cochran,
Jacob Combs, Stephen Denton,
Chelsea Flanagan, Cynthia Floyd,,
Angela Griffin, Raven Harris, Sara
Hoffman, Trey Humphrey, Dylan
Jackson, Brooklyn Kelsch,
Miranda Kilbourne, Shane Knox,
Ashley Lacour, Ashleigh Lewis,
Tyler Lowe, Dani Newsome,
Jaylen Pittman, Jordan Plair,
Cody Robinson, Tyler Ropelis,
Malesa Smith, Kasie Thompson,
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Honor Roll
Port St. Joe' High School has
announced its honor roll for the
semester.
9th Grade All A's:
Thomas Boone, Kelly
Geoghagan, Elizabeth Gibson,
Brittany Kropp, Zach Norris,
Thomas Ward, Haley Watford.
9th Grade A's & B's:
Nikkitta Bobzien, Alisha
Chavous, Jenna Chesser, Jeremy
Couch, Lindsey Dimitrijevich,
Nicole Ford, Andrew Furr,
Carmen Hill, Leann Hinson, Katie
Hoffman, Cherish Jacobs, Joshua
Kalama, George Kelley, Matthew
Kemp, Helen Kilbourn, Henry
Kirby, Danielle Krasniqi, Ashton
Larry, Kayleigh Lewis, Kristina
Lomelin, Jarrod McArdle, Victoria
McCall, Anna McFarland, Katoria
Mitchell, Courtney Mork, Martha
Novoa, Cori Owens, Ashlyn
Parker, Michelle Perrin, Emily
Raffield, Trey Ropelis, Lydia
Watkins, Jessie Weirnorts, Andrew
White..
10th Grade All A's:
Kimberly Burkert, Rebekah
Farmer, Casey Flanagan, Heather
Henderson, Jake Howse, Nick
Hunter, Aaron Little, Chad Lucas,
Whitney Nixon, Maggy Quaranta,
Anna Salzer, Laura Seay, Megan
Todd.
10th Grade, A's & B's:
Charla Atkins, Travis Burge,
Elicia Edmonis, Lacey Franklin,
Pharen Frazier, Jonathan Gilbert,
Natasha. Henry, Sherie Higgins,
Kenny McFarland, Kyla' Moore,
'Kyle Pickett, Johna Pittman, Jeff
Pitts, Jessica Plair, Daniel Reed,
Amy Sasnett, Jasonr Shores, Sissy
Smith, Savanna' Smith, Jessie
Wagner, Ashley Webb, Kayla
White, Ryan Wood.-
11th Grade All A's:
Bnttany Alford, Rachel Bixler,
Tommy Curry, Jessica Ford,
David Hopper, Ashley MclIntire, Ali
McKeithen, Chad Olson, Lloyd
Price, Randi Sasser.
11th Grade, A's & B's:
Jeff Bailey, Bryan Baird,


Stephen Besore, Meggie Boone,
Shanna Collier, Simon Collins,
Ashby Davis, Robert Dykes,
Jimmy Foster, Chris Fuze, Milly
Garrett, Ashley Haddock, Don
Jecha, Moses Medina, Melissa
Nixon, Josh Starnes, Felicia
Travis, Preston Wigsten, Monica
Zito.
12th Grade All A's:
Ashley Burkett, Katie
Geoghagan, Angela Olson.
12th Grade, A's & B's:
Jason Adams; Danielle
Bellinger, Randi Boddye, Vickie
Burrows, Julia Comforter,
Daphne Crosby, Chrystal
Dawson, Susan Ellmer, Kristen,
Gaircia, Jennifer Goodson, Kayla
Jefferson, Chris Knox, Tessie:
Layfield, Brandon Lyles, Adam
Nixon, Charles Parker, Andrew,
Perrin, Chris Perrin, Adam Pettis,
Bobby Phillips, Jessica Sherrill,
Anna Tankersley, Bryan Thomas,
Aaron Watson; Jeremiah Wyatt.

Three Scholarships to
be Awarded by Gulf Co.
Supervisor of Elections
Linda Griffin, Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections, has
announced that the Florida State
Association of Supervisors of
Elections will award three schol-
arships for $1,200 each at their
summer conference in June of
this year.
To be eligible for the FSASE
scholarship, the student must be
either a political science/public
administration major or ajournal-
ism/mass communication major.
The student must be enrolled
or accepted as a full-time student
in a senior college or university in
Florida. No post-graduate or sec-
ond degree students are eligible.
Applications must be turned in to
the elections office by March 21.
To find out more about the
scholarships and additional eligi-
bility requirements, interested.
students can call the Gulf County
elections office/ at 229-6117 or
639-5069 or come by the office
located in room 122 of the Gulf
County Courthouse.


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remodeled. Central H/A, screened in back porch, front on deep water section of Wetappo Creek. BA brick home. Close enough to schools thatooking
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Hwy 386 Mexico Beach 2 100x200' lots less than 1./4 mile from Gulf of Mexico. Priced to sell at $69,900.00
00 Palmetto Street Overstreet 2 acres in overstreet area for secluded and desirable for building. Nature lovers dream with views of intercostal
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Hwy 386 Mexico Beach 6.9 acres close to Hwy 98 & Gulf of Mexico. Call for details. $225,000.00
401 La Siesta Dr. Mexico Beach Affordable corner lot, surrounded by new Florida Homes. $39,900.00
Palmetto Drive 2 acres on corner. Access to Wetappo Creek & Intercostal Waterway. New survey available. Dock permitting available. For seclu-
sion to build that dream home this is the property. $92,000.00
534 3rd Street, Port St. Joe Commercial lot on corner only 2 blocks to main road. PRICED TO SELLI $59,900
Whippoorwill Ave. 1.9 acres on the Intercostal Waterway. 1.2 aces buildable. New survey available. On deep water. MUST SEE $125,000.00
00 Old Bay City Rd: Howard Creek Approx. 1.75 acres of cleared land with large pond. $24,995.00.
4243 C 30 Treasure Bay Bay View 100x217 mol lot with great bay view. One of the few lots left on C 30. $69,000.00.
Lot 8 Garrison Avenue Port St. Joe 100x150 residential lot. In area of new homes. Close to schools & churches. Priced comparable at $39,900.00
each. 4 Lots Available.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003 PAGE 3B



Katie Geoghagan Wins VFW State "Voice of Democracy"


"I complained because
I had to sit still for an
hour for the Veteran's
Day Ceremony"
Katie Geoghagan, represent-
ing District 17 at the VFW Mid-
Winter Conference in Kissimmee,
on Saturday, January 18, put
Port St. Joe on the map. She won
first place over the other 23
Districts entered. The John C.
Gainous VFW Post #10069 and its
Ladies Auxiliary of Port St. Joe
sponsored Katie.
Katie first entered the "VOD"
audio essay by entering at the
post level. She went on to the
district level winning over the
other 5 VFW Posts in District 17.
She has now won at the state level
and will proceed on to national
level. The theme this year of the
essay was "Freedom's Obligation"
and you can read Katie's essay in
this week's Star.
Katie received a $2,000 check
from the State VFW and a
$500.00 check from the State
S Ladies Auxiliary and a plaque on
Saturday night. She will also
receive an all-expense paid trip to
Washington, D.C. for the National
Conference to be held March 8-
12. Her essay will be judged along
with all the other state winners in
February. First place at National
will be a $25,000 scholarship.
The Voice of Democracy is an
annual national audio essay
contest that is designed to foster
patriotism by giving high school
students in grades 9 through 12
the opportunity to voice their
opinion' about their personal
obligations as an American and
address their responsibility to our
country. Contestants write and
record a three to five minute essay
on an annual theme. The 2003-
2004 theme will be "My
Commitment to America's
Future".
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and its Ladies
Auxiliary along with all the people
of-Port St. Joe wish Katie the very
best of luck in the next level of
judging.

Freedom's Obligation
By Katie Geoghagan
"...our Fathers brought forth


complained because I had to sit
still for an hour for the Veteran's
Day ceremony, yet the solemn
empty chairs on the hard wooden
floor of the gym represented
heroes who died in battle so I
could freely sit in school. My
selfishness and the tolling of the
bell for the dead brought chill
bumps and a wave of nausea over
me. The children of those empty
chairs had grown up without a
parent, and their children would
only hear stories of their
grandparent, and I previously was
too self-centered to notice. Had I
forgotten how blessed I was? Each,
day I woke up complaining
because eggs and toast weren't
my favorite breakfast foods or
because my sisters got in the
shower when I called it first, but I
can't imagine what the people
trying to drift from Cuba on
homemade rafts or the women of
Afghanistan would give to freely
have hot showers or eggs for
breakfast. I' am allowed to say a
prayer in front of my public school
stage, take part in a memorial
service, or play a varsity girls
sport, not because I deserve it,
but because someone forgot about
himself for a moment, thought
about future generations, and
paid back his debt of freedom.
If only the disrespectful
students of America today could


on this continent a new nation,
conceived in liberty and dedicated
to the proposition that all men are
created equal..." Lincoln's words
resounded loudly in the gym and
echoed through the rafters. I felt
the sweat trickle down my neck as
I nervously recited my portion of
the Gettysburg Address to the
students and visitors on Veteran's
Day, 2001. This extra credit
assignment I nonchalantly
accepted, though, became more
than simply American History
homework. I gazed to the center of
the gym where the curved rows of
aged veterans sat and realized
those men and women put boots
on the words and propositions our
country was founded upon that
we only study about in history
class. Under the wrinkled skin
and respected uniform sat an
extraordinary man willing to risk
his life to preserve mine. Though
in 2000 the veterans sat in the
same metal chairs, the
atmosphere had changed this
year in 2001. Following the reality
check of, September 11, the
realization of how these men and
women fought to keep our
freedoms alive broke through


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Whether 1'. alakefront cottage or a log cabin in the woods, a vacation home often
seems to be a dream that only the wealthy can afford. But these days, you don't have to be
'a millionaire to own one.
A nationwide survey shows the median household income of second-home owners is
i$46,500. And, according to recent statistics, there were 7.2 million U.S. households in 1990
* :that owned some kind of recreational property or second home for vacation purposes. That.
number is expected to at least double and possibly triple over the next 10 years. With today's
continued low interest rates, the tax advantages a second home can bring, and a wide selec-
tion of areas experiencing solid home price appreciation, this is an excellent time to consid-
er purchasing a second home as aninvestment and a great getaway place.
When searching for your second home, remember to investigate the area thoroughly.
.Ask a Realtor(r) and the local chamber of commerce to provide information packets, maps
and brochures. Take time to visit the area several times a few months prior to and during
iits peak seasonss. Are the crowds unbearable? Is the weather unpredictable?
Speak with a local Realtor regarding current and past home prices. Knowing the area's
sales history will help determine the market value of the homes and effectively predict their
appreciation potential.
Once you've settled on a community, work with a Realtor and'lending institution to
determine how much home you can afford. Drive around the town and its neighborhoods.
Experience the day-to-day activity around potential properties. Keep in mind you may decide
to retire to the:area one day. Will the property serve two purposes that of vacation and'
retirement home? More and more Americans are purchasing vacation properties in areas
where they plan to eventually retire.
Remember, vacation homes remain a good investment and provide substantial deduc-
tions on yearly tax forms if they meet certain criteria. As the laws are ever-changing, com-
plex and detailed, consult your real estate agent, who will usually work with a tax attorney
or certified accountant, to calculate the tax benefits of owning a second home.
Relaxing in your own home in that dream vacation' spot is not out of your reach. More
and more Americans are realizing that owning a vacation home is do-able not to mention
a good investment and a peaceful retreat for years to come.
Gulf front home on Cape San Bias Beautiful
sunset views from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath.
This home has Federal flood insurance!
Furnished and ready for you to move in!
A must see at $675,000.00. MLS#948 16
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N. 29TH STREET MEXICO BEACH,- Older
ile home on a beautiful lot only'a short walk to
beach. Perfect for a beach retreat now and later.
e the mobile home for a wonderful home site.
as oak trees and seclusion. Includes appliances,
furnishings, storage building and porch.
),000.00.


N. 38TH STREET CANAL FRONT Nice 3 BR/2
brick home on the canal. Seller has permits and
install dock. Recently refurbished, painted inside
out, has terrazzo floors, living, room, family
m; laundry/storage, carport and landscaped.


ACULATE BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE 11 1D S.
H STREET 1 BR/1i5 BA with sleeping alcove
hen & baths have lots of tile. Very beachy and
been very well-maintained. Only steps away to
Gulf. $157,900.00 ,


women had once been, thought of
as old instead of being considered
for what, they had accomplished
and given in -their lifetimes. I


105 OCEAN RIDGE LANE GULF AIRE SUBD. -
Beautiful new home in restricted Gulf Aire' Subd. 3
BR/2,BA, living room with fireplace, dining room,
eat in kitchen, pool, garage with 18'x24' unfinished
room. Home has approx 2200 H&C sq. ft. vith
bonus room. Many nice amenities. $259,000.00.

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414 NAUTILUS DRIVE SEA SHORT
Attractive 3 BR/2 BA home in like n
Has split BR plan, garden tub/separa
master bath. Most furnishings, new
room, on nice corner lot. $174,900.00.


105 S. 26TH STREET'-.MEXICO BEACH Beachside ner of Hwy. 98 & 25th with a wonder
duplex; 2nd lot from beach! Owner maintained in Property is zoned to giving it many pc
very good condition, 2 BR/1.BA each side..Furnished development. Brick home has 3 BR v
-equ.ppEd P'roperty has' good. rental historyr. upgrades, ceramic tile & counter top
n perfect for clu.idg ,our new dream storage building. $275,000.00 .
home. .$400,00.O0.G 0




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302 HATLEY DR.. MEXICO BEACH H-o,,.e -i. h',a. m
3 BR/2 BA with approx. 1367 sq. ft. living plus I car a
garage. Many nice amenities. Plans in office. ered upper and lower porch. Short
$153,900. NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Beach. 100-B S. 40TH ST., MEX


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103 S. 3151 STREET MEXICO BEACH 6,a',h:,.d
Single Family Home! 3 BR/2 BA furnished' and .
equipped. Has screened porch for enjoying the gulf -
breezes, carport, recently upgraded and is a great
rental. MUST SEE! $349,000.00. ., .. ... u -., ,


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9255 STARFISH DRIVE BEACON HILL N..:e 2 6i
mobile home in like new'condition. Split, bedroom
plan, furnished & equipped except for dining set,
washer & dryer, & personal items. Decks on both
sides. $89,500.00.


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COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES! 3 acres on 15th
Street, Mexico Beach. Approx 100' on 15th Street
and 1312'deep. $295,000.00.
NICE LOT SHORT DISTANCE TO THE BEACH. Has
already been filled grass planted & includes shed.
247 Willow Street, St. Joe Beach. $55,000.00.
HWY: 98 MEXICO BEACH ATTENTION DEVEL-
OPERSI Large parcel zoned tourist commercial on
Hwy. 98 230' on Hwy. & 200' deep. Owner has
permits & will fill pond.' $1,600,000.00.
OVERSTREET 1.01 acre on CR 386 on right
before Pleasant Rest Cemetery Road. $18,500.00
212 GULF AIRE DRIVE Lot 6, Phase III,
109.21'x48'. $88,000.00.
104 CRISTEN'S CURVE Large strip
216.75'x52.66' by 221.17'x59.65'. Located
behind Lots 5, 6 & 8. Gulf Aire Phase ill. Not a
part of gulf Aire Subdivision. Has Gulf Aire
Covenants and Restrictions except for separate
buildings ore allowed. $45,000.
GENERAL COMMERCIAL MEXICO BEACH 15TH
STREET 1.5 acres, 113' wide x 750' deep.
$400,000.
RED BULL ISLAND- Lot 6, Blk. G, 171' x 100'
$10,000.00, REDUCED $8,000.00.


4 1 ROBIN L ANE MEXICO BEACH D or orr a be J
.BR/2 BA home in restricted subdivision. Large greeat
room open to kitchen, screened porch, carport,
appliances except washer & dryer. $152,900.00.
LARGE LOTI!



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210 GULF AIRE DRIVE -rrr:T e 3J ir 2 B' home
with approx 1570 sq. ft. plus decks, large screened
porch,with wonderful Gulf View, cathedral ceilings &
garage. Walk-in closet in master bedroom, fireplace,
carpet/vinyl, blinds and landscaped. Built in 1994
and is well maintained and recently painted inside
and out. Has private beach and pool/tennis courts.
$250,000.00..


TRADEWINDS HWY. 98 AND SOUTH 31ST STREET
- MEXICO BEACH Luxury townhouses with gulf view.
3 BR/3 1/2 BA, with approx. 1700 sq. Ft. plus
garage and balcony, most appliances, metal roof,
sprinkler system, landscaping and more. Inside units
$269,000.00.


14 HWY. 98, MEXICO BEACH 3 BR/
home'with many possibilities. Approx
plus porches, carport & storage, has
room with fireplace, stucco construction
cy fence, landscaping needs TLC to be
150'x75'. $495,000.00.


112 C. SOUTH 32ND STREET MEX
PELICAN ROOST C. LOVELY 2 BR/
floor condo on a Gulf Front Lot. New fu
paint, comes completely furnished a
Great rental investment. Only steps I
,$249,000.00.






108 C SOUTH 40TH STREET MEXI
Beachside large 1 BR plus bonus roe
Completely furnished & equipped an
trained. Must Seel $150,000.00.


Katie Geoghagan, center, is shown with Dick Seefeldt, VFW Post #10069 VOD Chairman, Karen
Hanson, VFW Post #10069 Auxiliary VOD Chairman, at left, and her parents, Kay and Dennis Geoghagan,
right.


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school and have a fighting chance
in life. My freedom offers me equal
opportunities as a public high
school student and entitles me.to
choose how to spend my one
chance at life. Not everyone is
called to literally lace up boots
and board a ship for war, but
every American citizen does have
an obligation to freedom. My debt
to freedom calls for me to change
my selfish attitude and behavior,
be the best I can be, and choose to
work hard so I can change ,the
world for others who weren't given
equal opportunities. Some say one
person 'can't change the world,
but what if George Washington,
Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother
Theresa, or Abraham Lincoln
hadn't tried? Freedom's obligation
means we as Americans must
change the world. Changing the
world doesn't mean we have to
stop starvation or cure AIDS, but
it does mean we must start the
change by touching one person's
life.
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free people have the ability to
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part in safeguarding liberty. We
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Wewahitchka students relax during scheduled D.E.A.R. time



Ele en arySho


By Lori Price
Drop. Everything And Read
time, better known as D.E.A.R.
time, is a time set aside in the
classroom schedule for both stu-
dents and their teachers to "drop
everything and read." D.E.A.R.
time conveniently accommodates
a variety of student interests and
ability levels, since each student
selects for himself or herself the
book or books he or she wishes to
read.
D.E.A.R. is not intended to be
a substitute for other language
arts instruction. D.E.A.R. supple-
ments the regular. reading pro-
gram by encouraging
in-dependent reading, but it does:
not replace guided reading.
D.E.A.R. time is "dear." It is
an important part of the class-
room schedule. It is scheduled for
the same time each day or week
so students recognize that
D.E.A.R. time is a priority and so
that they can look forward to this
special period.
D.E.A.R., also known as
Sustained Silent Reading or SSR,
has one purpose: getting students
excited about reading. Although
book reports and reading quizzes
may serve a purpose in direct
reading instruction; they' never
infringe upon D.E.A.R. time. If
students want to tell about the
books they have read (and many


will), they may write recom-men-'
.dations for their books and post
these on a bulletin board in the
class library center, or add an
evaluation for the book to a class-
room database.
Some of our classes set aside
an entire school day once a year
as sort of a'D.E.A.R. celebration.
Students wear their pajamas,
cuddle up with a favorite blanket
or teddy bear, sip hot cocoa-and.
read away! Sounds like fun!








News Column

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL o THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003


trip to Chuck E. Cheese. This is a
reward for their Christmas card
sales. Friday will also be
Christmas present dress up day
for the students. If you received
something for Christmas that you
can wear to school, come attired
accordingly.
Remember that our missions
project for January and February
is centered on a family going to
Romania with the Association of
Baptist for World Evangelism.
Students are praying for them,
giving toward their needs and
looking forward to their visit to
the school in February.
A big item discussed in the
January meeting of the Parent
Teachers Fellowship was the
improvement of our library.
Angela Bouington is .overseeing
the building of shelves, categoriz-
ing of our books in age appropri-
ate divisions, organizing "Story
Time" readers for all age groups,
and working to purchase new
books for the library. If you are
interested in being a part of this
project, please let Angela hear
from you.
Our PTF president, Mrs. Sissy
Godwin, wrote this in her last
newsletter to our teachers and
parents: "There are always pro-
jects going on at Faith Christian
School, and I am blessed to be a
part of all that God is doing. Some.
make financial contributions,
some give of their time, and others
make suggestions. Each of these
is significant if we want to see our
school thrive in this community
and see our childi-en's educational
opportunities broaden. I challenge
each parent/guardian to come
and serve along side of your chil-
dren as they grow and learn and
prepare for what God has for
them."
We ask our readers to join us
in the Parent Teacher Fellowship
projects and in praying for our
school.



NJROTC is

Training for

Field Meet
By: Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
For the next few weeks,
NJROTC cadets will be preparing
for their upcoming field meet in
Pensacola on February 1. The
field meet will consist of physical
fitness, basic and exhibition drill
as well as an academic exam. The
physical training team is practic-
Sing even' Monday arid Wednesaiy '.,
after school until 3:30 p.m. They-. .
will be training :for timed push-
ups, sit-ups, and relay races. The


drill team practices every Tuesday
and Thursday after school until
3:30 p.m. They will be preparing
for the competition's basic march-
ing movements and learning
unique exhibition skills as well.
The cadets will depart for
Pensacola the morning of January
31. Along the way they will con-
tinue to study for the academic
portion of the meet. Weather per-
mitting, friday afternoon they will
practice, practice, and practice.
Friday evening there will be a
party at the hotel, a shoe shining
party, that is. This is the first offi-
cial field meet the cadets have
been participants of in over a year
and they are well prepared to win.
Prior to returning on. Sunday,
they will have the opportunity to
visit the National Naval' Aviation
Museum located on the Naval Air
Station Pensacola. The two hours
allotted for this will scarcely be
enough to view all of the items in
the museum. It should be an
exciting weekend for all. A special
thank you goes out to the adult
chaperones that attend these
trips. Without the chaperones the
trips would not be possible.
Until next time, anchors
aweigh!

Foundation

Scholarships at

GC Community

College
Applications are now avail-
able for Gulf Coast Community
College Foundation Scholarships
for the 2003-2004 academic year.
Foundation scholarships are
awarded to students demon-strat-
ing academic excellence,
extracurricular involvements,
academic potential, leadership
ability and financial need.
Priority consideration is given by
the Scholarship Committee to res-
idents of the GCCC service dis-
trict.
The deadline to apply for a
Gulf Coast Community Found-
ation Scholarship is March 3. An
application may be obtained at'
the Gulf Coast Community
College Foundation Office and the
Financial Aid Office, 5230 West
Highway 98, Panama City, Florida
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Students and staff: This is
your class clown signing on for
this week's Shark Talk. I hope
everyone enjoyed their three-day
weekend this past week as Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day was observed.
Now there should be no excuses to
teachers about not getting enough
rest.
To juniors and seniors who
have not passed the FCAT exam:.
Beginning Monday, February 27,
four days a week from 3:00 to 4:00
p.m. tutoring will be offered. Ms.
Barbee will offer reading in room
103 and Mrs. Teall will offer math-
ematics in room 111 to any junior
or senior interested. Tutoring is
also open to sophomores on a
space available basis.
Congratulations to 'the Lady
Sharks basketball team who have
a 13-1 record. Their next game will
be away Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
against Greensboro and Thursday
in Grand Ridge. So support your
Lady Sharks on a terrific season.
Any student interested in partici-
pating in track and field contact
Coach Parker. Practice starts this
week.
Attention seniors: We are tak-
ing back orders on senior t-shirts.
If you would like to purchase one
of your own contact Jennifer Raf-
field, they are $14.00 (small-extra
large) and $16.00 (2XL-3XL). So if
you didn't get yours last time
make sure you do not miss out,


and purchase one soon.
To all of my classmates: You.
only have 4 more months until life '
begins, so invest in making the
last little bit memorable. Toa all, po
the underclassmen: Don't dare
think of taking it easy-the rid(?
has only begun, so enjoy it all
while you, still can. I hope everyone
has a wonderful week. This Iis'
Chris Hendricks signing off.

Cong. Boyd to Host

"Paying for College"

Workshop in Marianna'
On Saturday, January 2:5, -
Congressman Alltn Boyd (DIf
North Florida) will join Sallie Mae-:
in hosting a free workshop on>'
planning and paying for college."
The financial aid workshop is for
students and parents to learn-
about grants, scholarships, loans.
and the financial aid process.

The Sallie Mae. "Paying for''
College" workshop with Congress-
man Boyd will take place on
Saturday, January 25, beginning
at 9:30 a.m. at Chipola Junior
College in the Public Service
Building Lecture Hall, Room 107,
Marianna.

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Standing over pot of corn mash, park ranger Alan Ritchie demonstrates to some children from Faith
Christian School how, using a bit of coil and a tub, early settlers cooked up a batch of their own adult


beverages.


Stepping Back


From Page 1A


'Bald Point park ranger Bonnie Allen dips candles for a group of
children from Wewahitchka Elementary, demonstrating how the
early pioneers kept out the dark on those long winter nights.


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"You get a real feel for the
rivalry," Emrich said.
The panels also detail the
foundation and heady early growth
of Port St. Joe, when the town
evolved into a Boom Town, first as
something of an industrial hub
and then a tourist destination -
echoed more than 150 years later
as the towh fades from mill to'
beach that rivaled Charleston
and New Orleans at the time.
For starters, Port St. Joe -
before Gorrie and his invention in
Apalachicola had ice thanks to
the cold waters of a deep water'
port.
Visitors also get a clearer
understanding of the reasons' Port
St. Joe was selected as the site of
the Consitution Convention.
In any case, the six new panels
provide sharper relief to an era
that is worth recalling.today.
'There are some lessons to
learn there, lessons that are appli-
cable to today," Wilkinson said.
The new panels were funded
through the state Historical
Museums grants-in-aid program,
which provided a $1,732.50 grant.
Back to the past, or the future,
and The Living History Day.
More and more, Emrich said,
they have become. part of the state
parks' mission, as evidenced, for
example, by similar historical
offerings at 'St. Andr.ews State
Park.
"The state seems to be heading
toward special events like this,"


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New Book
Describes WWII
Era Panhandle
It wasn't long ago when World
War II hit the groufld running on
the Gulf Coast of Florida. Many in
communities along the Panhandle
can tell how they, or their
relatives, worked in the shipyard,
helped build Tyndall, Eglin, Dale
Mabry, Camp Gordon Johnston,
or patrolled beaches watching for
German submarines.
Marlene Womack's new book,
War Comes to Florida's Northern
Gulf Coast, takes an up-close and
personal look at how it was back
in the early 1940s when bombs
dropped on ships at Pearl Harbor
catapulted the United States into
war against Germany, Japan and
Italy, bringing changes to people
in the Panhandle at a rapid clip.
For an area still, struggling
with aftereffects of the Great
Depression, the blastoff of the war
effort set area farmers, house-
wives and turpentine workers to
carving airfields out of raw
wilderness, building giant Liberty
ships, keeping a watch out for the
enemy patrolling along the Gulf,
and sending sons as fodder for the
frightful war machine in Europe.,
Womack's chronicle takes
readers to the. explosions of
growth in Panama City, and other
area towns, to construction of
Tyndall, Eglin, Naval Air Station,
Civit Air ,Patrol, Apalachicola
Airfield, Dale Mabry, Camp
Gordon 'Johnston, Marianna
Airport, and. Wainwright Ship-
yard. The book is filled with
people stories: Actor Clark Gable
received his wings at Tyndall,
piney woods native Jackie
Cochran helped establish the
Women's Air Corps, Jimmy
Doolittle's crack troupe pilots
trained at Eglin, a corps of black
fliers were trained and dispatched
from Dale Mabry Field in
Tallahassee.
When a German submarine
sunk a British ship, area fisher-
men from Panama ,City to
Apalachicola rescued hundreds,
with their own boats. Soldiers
trained for amphibious warfare at


Emrich said. "We are going to be
expanding it and making it bigger."
She said future plans call for
spreading a wider net for invita-
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instance to eastern Bay County
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Camp Gordon Johnston, where
Lanark now stands, many of its
residents living in housing built
for officers and enlisted men.
Families sacrificed for the war
effort-rationing included sugar,
gasoline, tires and other items;
five-star mothers wept for their,
sons and built Liberty Ships at a
rapid clip; and "friendly" bombs
dropped on a farm near Eglin
Field and killed members of a
family sitting on their front porch
after.dark.
Womack includes many little-
known facts about the war,
pinpointing POW camps and
treatment of German prisoners, a.
venereal disease facility for
military camp ,followers, and how
dogs, horses, arid pigeons were
used to patrol the beaches and
carry messages.
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attention,. Womack's book is a
page-turner. It was preceded by
her other books, including Along
the Bay / A Pictorial History of Bay
County, The Bay Country...of
Northwest Florida, and The Rich
Heritage of Panama City. Beach.
An avid historian of the area,
Womack's column appears in the
News Herald and other
publications. The War Comes... is
published by her son Michael
Womack of Womack Publications,


Sincere Thanks
The Gray family is more than
-grateful to everyone for their
prayer, food, visits, floral pieces,
and all other acts of kindness
during the loss, of our loved one
. David Gray. Thank you.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003


Rachel Bixler is Gulf

Representative on

High School All Stars


.by Tim Croft
Rachel Bixler's great-grand-
mother'told her. to always strive to
reach her best.
To never think any goal is out
of reach because, hey, nothing's
gained by not trying.
That foundation, manifested
in a sterling grade' point average
and participation in a calendar of
extra-curricular activities, that
helped earn Bixler, a junior at Port
St. Joe High School, state recogni-
tion last week.
Last Friday, Bixler learned
that she would be the county's
representative to the Governor's
High School All-Stars for the Class
of 2004.
The Governor's High School
All-Stars recognizes academic suc-
cess, leadership skills and good
behavior. The program, in its
fourth year, honors one high
school junior in each of Florida's
67 school districts.
A panel comprised of at least
one teacher, one administrator,


one parent, one community mem-,
ber and two high-school seniors
select the district's nominee based
on a set of criteria.
"She is an excellent student,"
said Port St. Joe High School prin-
cipal'Chris Earley. "She is a great
kid. She's well-rounded. She can'
do it all."
Which, reading the list of"
Bixler's accomplishments submit-
ted with her nomination to the All-
Star team, should be considered a
wild understatement.,
Bixler, carries a 4.0 unweight-
ed GPA, which rises to f weighted
GPA of 4.2568.
She is also a varsity cheerlead-
er, has been involved with the
Student Government Association
since the ninth-grade and is a
member of MuAlpha Theta,
Keyettes, Fellowship of Christian
Athletes. National Hon'tr Societ
a n d S .\ A T T S .t u d ( -i t -i.c u ie n g
Against Tobacco.
Reading an account of her
activities is exhausting enough,


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living it has got to be, well, pretty
time-consuming.
"I like to be involved, to stay
busy," Bixler said. "I want to be a
doctor so I'm preparing."
Bixler's list of awards earned
during high school reads like the
alphabet soup on the office door of
a medical specialist.
State fairs, science and engi-
neering fairs, Who's Who of high
school students, Great American
scholars Bixler has participated
and stood tall.
She has also tutored younger
children in reading and is active in
her church.
"She's just a pleasure to be
around," Earley said. '
A member of the Challenge
Program for Gifted Students,
Bixler also won a state award for a
brilliant speech she gave before
the Southern Association of
Student Councils.
She had honed her public
speaking skills with SWAT, giving
speeches about the evils of tobacco
use to a variety of civic and youth
organizations.
Bixler has, in a word, excelled.
"My great-grandmother told
me to always be the best I could,"
. Bixler said. "And to try everything
I could. You don't know what you
can do until you try."
Despite all the accolades, the
many accomplishments, the versa-
tility Bixler has demonstrated as
something of a Renaissance
woman, she was still surprised to
be the county's representative to
the statewide high school all-star
team.
"My eyes about popped out of
my head," Bixler said in a soft
voice. "I started getting real ner-
vous.
'There are a lot of great people
at this high school. I was honored,
but I was also surprised."
And she is considering her
pending trip to Tallahassee, to
meet the governor and participate'
in events in the state capital, with
a mix of nerves and determination.
"I'm nervous about going to
the governor's mansion," Bixler
said. "I feel like I have a big
responsibility,"
Her resume indicates she has
the shoulders to handle it.

Our Thanks
We would like to thank the
Community Christmas Program
for Children and Elderly for the
gifts, The United Methodist.
Mission Group 4 for the party,, the
First Baptist Church for the bas-
kets and for remembering the ten-
ants at Liberty. Manor-
Apartments. The nice gifts and -
your time were greatly appreci-;>
ated. Thank you. a-
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Hunter is Three!
1Hunter Matthew Ward just
celebrated 'his 3rd birthday in
"Hotwheels" style. There was
plenty of family there to help.him
celebrate his birthday along, with
his Mommy and Daddy, .Rusty
and Meredith Ward of Howard's
Creek. Cousins Christopher and
Chloe Hemanes, and River Rollins
all of Port St. Joe were there to
help join in on the fun.
His Aunt Jennifer McNeill,
Uncle Brian Hemanes, Aunt Katie
McNeill, Uncle Austin McNeill,-
Aunt Kandi Rollins all for Port St.
Joe and Aunt Kasey Gunde of
Charlotte were also there. Also in
attendance were his grandparents
Jim McNeill of Port St. Joe,
Carolyn and Bill Barbour of Foley,
great aunt Linda and uncle Rick
Strand of Dalkeith, and Wanda
Ward of Port St. Joe and great-
grandparents James and Betty
McNeill of Port St. Joe and W.C.
Robinson of Wewahitchka.

Wedding Plans
The Lowry / Linton wedding
will take place Saturday, January
25 at 4:00 EST at Long Avenue
Baptist Church. No local ifnvita-
tions ,will be sent. All friends and
family are invited to join in this.
special occasion.

Thank You All
We would like to say thanks
for the prayers, food, flowers and
other acts of kindness shown to
us in the sickness and death of
our loved one Donald Whitaker.
-Mary and Dexter Whitaker
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Daughters of American
Revolution Luncheon
The Saint Joseph Bay
Chapter National Daughters of:
the American Revolution enjoyed
a luncheon meeting at Sunset
Coastal Grill on January 15.
Many members and guests were
present.
The speaker from Tyndall Air
Force Base was Major Steven
James, Aircraft Maintenance
Officer and Commander of the
43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit. A
graduate of the .Air Force
Academy, he has earned many
prestigious awards, including the
Meritorious Service Medal with
one oakl leaf cluster 'and many
others.
Major James outlined the
schedule for the arrival of the
much acclaimed F-22 aircraft to
Tyndall. Because of its stealth
ability and air superiority, it can
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capably, get closer to its target
with minimal variance, and
launch farther out. Two hundred
more military personnel will be
required to handle the project.
This will also provide a seven to
eight million dollar stimulus to
the local community.
Major James will be 'the
recipient of a flag that has flown
over the United States Capitol.

Retired Educators
Meeting Jan. 28
All retired educators int the
area are invited to attend the
meeting of the Gulf County
Retired Educators Association to
be held Tuesday, .January 28, at
Gulf S&inds Restauranrt at 4:00
p.m. The program will be
presented by the Cultural Affairs
Committee.

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(neutered and all shots); Tasha, a
chocolate .colored 5 mo. old
lab/pit mix female; 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 black
shepherd female.
Lab/chow pups, husky little
folks; Marcel, a young golden
retriever mix; seven 3 mo. old
pups (mixed breed), and the
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we've ever had, come see!
For more information, contact
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Thank You
We would like to thank our
friends and family who supported
us in our time of sorrow. The food
was wonderful and we appreciate
it very much. It means so much to
us to know that we have so many
great people in this community
that we call friends.,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2003 PAGE 7B

Study Site before Wintertime

Planting of Trees and Shrubs


Deadline to Enter
Miss Valentine
Pageant is Feb. 5
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 b e 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.
Any Gulf County -High School,,
girl in the 10th, 11th or 12th
grade will be allowed to enter the
"Miss Gulf County Sweetheart"
division.
Applications may be picked
up 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.

Katie
-From Pg. 3B.
must never overlook or take for
granted our rights and
opportunities or lose sight of what
freedom costs. To .keep our
playing field level and continue
equal opportunities in our country,
we must fight for the "little man"
and neveridrop our guard. It has
often been said that the price of.,
liberty is, eternal vigilance, and.
this vigilance requires Americans
to not only physically fight, but to,
also resist ignorance and preserve
and teach our country's history.
Only then can our nation,
conceived in liberty and dedicated
to equality, fulfill freedom's
obligation.


Bender, Reagan
A March 23 wedding is
planned for Kam Bender of;
Iverness and Jay Reagan of Port!)
St. ZJoe. The wedding will take-i
place in Port St. Joe
Kam is the daughter of Ann
Blackburn of Athens, Tennessee.
She is an eldnientary school
teacher.
Jay is the son of Raymond
and Diane Watson of Port St. Joe.
He is employed as a wildland fire-
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Trees -and shrubs should be
planted in -the fall and winter
months, instead of'waiting until
spring. The plants are dormant
during this time and less apt to be
injured by shock from planting.
Also, the weather and moisture
during this period are ideal for
plant establishment as well as
good working weather for the
gardener. Planting in the fall and
winter allows the plants time to
become established prior to
spring growth and bloom, and
prior to summer heat. Research
shows -that roots of a plant
continue to grow and develop
during the winter, even though
the above ground part of the plant
remains 'dormant. You will also
find that your nurseryman has a
good stock of plants during the
spring rush.
Before going out to buy
plants, study your site and have
some idea what kind of' plants
would best fit your landscape
needs. For example, if you need to
shade your patio or a window on
the west side of your home, look
for a fast growing tree with a
broad spreading canopy. Ask the


salesperson about the growth
requirements of the plants you
plan to buy. Do the plants require
special soil (azaleas require acid
soil)? Do the plants have serious
insect and disease problems
which will require routine
spraying? Be sure the plants you
select are tolerant of your local
weather conditions. Just because
' a plant can be purchased at your
local plant shop doesn't guarantee
that it will tolerate the summer
heat or the winter cold in your
area.
Inspect plants closely and
don't purchase those with an
unhealthy appearance or weak,
'poorly formed, scarred, or cracked
trunks or branches. Don't
purchase trees, with double
leaders or with main branches
clustered together on the trunk.
Leaves of abnormal size or with
excessive yellowing are aan
indication of a plant health
problem. Also, examine plants for
insects, diseases and mechanical
damage.
SAfter you have inspected the
above ground portion of a plant,
examine its root system. The root


Florida Garden

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Currently available for
adoption at the Humane Society
are Ed, a small red pit mix
(pictured), Shep, .a medium-sized
long-haired male; Dominique, a
medium-sized white male

Heartfelt Thanks
Since visiting with my. dear
friends in Port St. Joe I have
become gravely ill. Fortunately, I
have been blessed to be admitted
to Gulf Pines Hospital in the hos-
pice unit. I want to thank every-
one who has been so kind to me.
The care I have been given by Dr.
Ivers, the Gulf Pines staff and
Covenant Hospice has.been won-
derful: I don't have words to
express my gratitude to everyone
who has taken care of me. Their
care and concern is evident in
everything they do.
I want to thank Father
Thomas Guido from St. Joseph
Catholic Church for his daily vis-
its and prayers. He has given me
comfort and peace. ,
Port St. Joe is fortunate to
have a hospital with such a dedi-
cated staff of nurses 'and CNAs
adn I am so grateful to have them
as my caregivers.
May God bless them all.
-Edward R. Fritz'


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system of a container-grown plant
should be well established so that
the root ball stays intact when the
container is removed; however,
the plant should not be root-
bound. Root-bound plants have a
mass of roots circling near the
outside surface of the container
medium and may present
difficulty in establishment in the
landscape. Although cutting or
breaking up the root: ball during
planting have been recommended
in the past, there is not strong
scientific evidence to support the
benefit of this practice. The best
recommendation is not to invest
your money and effort in a root-
bound plant.
Equally as important as
selecting good plants is proper
planting procedure. The planting
-procedure is the same for vines,
shrubs and trees: dig the planting
hole one foot wider as deep as the
root ball is tall. In some cases
where the soil is hard or
compacted, it may be advisable to
dig a planting hole three times
wider than the container and half
as deep. Then mound the soil to
cover the sides ofthe root ball. A
plant installed in this manner
might require more frequent
irrigation during dry periods, but
is not likely to suffer from
subsurface drainage problems.
Carefully remove the plant
from the container. Gently place
the plant straight in the hole and
be sure the top of 'the root ball is
not deeper than the existing
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Antwione Kaleb Alien

Antwione

"Kaleb" Allen
Antwione "Kaleb". Allen
passed away on January 18 at
East Alabama Medical Center in
Auburn, Alabama.
He was born October 18,
.2002 in Auburn and his short
time filled his family's hearts with
love and brought so many smiles.
He is survived by his mother,
Meredith Godfrey and his father,
Antwione Allen; his big sister,
Kyleigh; and his grandparents,
Rick Godfrey and Edith
McLawhon and, Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Martin.
Funeral services were: held
Wednesday, January 22 at 1:00
p.m. at First Baptist Church of
Port St. Joe, with the Rev. Brent
Vickery officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Holly Hill Cemetery.
Kaleb was so full of life and all
who knew him, will miss him
greatly.


Jimmy J. Barnhill
Jimmy J. Barnhill, 65, of Port
St. Joe, passed away Wednesday,
January 15 in Panama City fol-
lowing an extended illness. He
was born in Enterprise, Alabama
and grew up in Hartford,
Alabama. He moved to Panama
City as a child and attended and
graduated from Bay High School.
He was a member of the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses. For twenty-two years
he worked at WJHG TV Channel
7. He was a resident of Port St.
Joe since 1960 where he worked
for WJOE Radio. He also worked
for Vitro, served eight years in the
National Guard and was a Ham
Radio Operator, with the call sign
WD4MMK.^_- -. '.**-.--


Mr. Barnhill is survived by his
wife, Jeanette Barnhill of Oak
Grove; his children, Vicky
Barnhill of Panama City, Stacy
Webb and husband, Mike of
Howard Creek, and Pam Barnhill
of Oak Grove; one grandchild,
Jacob Webb; and "his other
daughter" Suzanne Hall of Mexico
Beach.
Graveside services were held
Friday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m.
at Holly Hill Cemetery with Bart
Waller officiating. Interment fdl-
lowed. Those who wish may make
donations in his memory to the
Heart Fund or to the Diabetes
Foundation.


Marian A. McDonald
Marian A. McDonald, 81, of
Apalachicola, died Wednesday,
January 15 at her home.
She was a native of
Apalachicola, a member of St.
Joseph Bay Country Club,, St.
Patrick Alter Society and-a mem-
ber of St. Patrick Catholic
Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Joseph McDonald; sons,
Mike and wife Jan McDonald of
Port St. Joe, and Victor and wife
dLita McDonald of Gainesville;
daughters, Patricia and husband
Bob Fritz of Naples and Joanne
Fowler of Jacksonville; ten grand-
children and five great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, January' 18 at St.
Patrick Catholic Church with
interment in Chestnut Cemetery
in Apalachicola.


Elisabeth M. Martin
Elisabeth Margarete Martin,
age 81, of Mexico Beach, passed
away on Thursday,,January 16, in,
a local hospital She was born on
January 20, 1921, in Koblenz,
Germany and moved to -this area
thirteen years ago from Bad
Kreuznach, Germany.
Elisabeth was a member of
the Eastern Star, Gulf Chapter
191. She owned and operated the
historical restaurant "Hermann-
shoehle" in Niederhausen,
Germany, retiring in 1975 after
30 years of service.
Surviving is, her son, Rainer
Bongartz of Limburgerhiof.
Germany, his spouse and two
children. She will be missed by all.
-her friends.


In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Humane
Society. Memorial Services will be
held on Thursday, January 23, at
7:00 p.m. at the Southerland
Funeral Home Chapel in Panama
City.

Gwendolyn 0. Suber
Gwendolyn Owens Suber, 91,
of Wewahitchka, passed away
Monday, January 13, in Panama
City.
A native of Sumatra in
Franklin County, she had lived in,
Wewahitchka for the past 70 years
and was a long-time .member of
the First United Methodist
Church where she taught Sunday
School for approximately sixty
years.
She is survived by her chil-,
dren, Jerry Suber and wife, Rose;
Billy Suber and wife, Ann; and
Franky Suber and wife, Debbie,
all of Wewahitchka; five grandchil-
, dren, Donnie Suber, Carol Suber,
Mary Ann Peak, Beth Barnes,
Krista Suber and Kelly Suber; and
eight great-grand-children
Funeral services were held
Thursday, January 16, at the
First United Methodist Church in
Wewahitchka at 11:00 a.m. CT
with the Rev. Harry Johnson and
the Rev. Joey Smith officiating.
Interment followed in Roberts
Cemetery.


James Walker

Pippin
I n
James Walker Pippin 67, of
Dalkeith was born July 31, 1937
and left the world Monday,
January 20. James was the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Violet Rivers
Pippin and Franklin Rudolph
Pippin, Sr. He was raised in
Dalkeith, served proudly in the
United States Army where he was
honorably discharged from
Central Intelligence after serving


4 years. He worked 18 1/2 years
for Arizona Chemical Company in
Panama City as a shipper in the
shipping department.
James leaves behind a
beloved sister, Norma Jean
Cowart and husband Thomas of
Dalkeith; seven children,
Coleman Walker Pippin of
Wewahitchka, Timothy Clark
Pippin and wife Barbara Ann of
Maryville, TN., Gencia Teresa
Myers and husband Ray C. Sr.,
Marty Anthony Pippin, all of
Wewahitchka, Anna Gail Pippin,
Cyrus James Pippin and Tyrus
Evan Pippin, all of Douglasville,
GA. James also leaves behind
nine grandchildren; Brian Walker,
Pippin, Steven Andrew Pippin,
Bradley Clark Pippin, Seth Adam
Pippin, Travis Tanner Pippin, all
of, Vero Beach, Erika Rivers
McDaniel of Panama City, Ryan
Anthony Myers, Bridgette Colena
Myers,. and Irjaria Lynn Pippin, all
of Wewahitchka. One great grand-
child, Taylor Ann Pippin of Vero
Beach, an adopted sister, Elease
Delvanthal and Herman of
Lakeland; three stepsisters, Annie
Williams and husband James,
Lila King, Bobbie Milner and hus-
band Jesse; one stepbrother, Pat
Settlemire and wife Polly all of GA.
Also left behind are a host of
nieces and nephews.
He was prededed in death by
his parents, Franklin Rudolph
Pippin, Sr., Violet Rivers Pippin
Settlemire, and his stepfather,
Robert P. Settlemire, his .oldest
sister, Marian P. Williams, and a
brother, Franklin Rudolph' Pippin,'
Jr.
Visitation will be held at the,
home of his sister, Norma Jean
Cowart, 3165 CR381, in Dalkeith
from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday. Funeral services will
be held at Dalkeith i Baptist
Church Thursday, January, 23 at
11:00 a.m. CT with the Rev.
Johnny Newton and the Rev. Nick
Davis and Cy Williams officiating.
Interment will follow with military
honors in Jehu Cemetery.

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NOVEMBER 7, 2002.
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on November 7, 2002, at 6
p.m. ET in their Administrative Offices.
Members present were Charlotte Pierce, Billy
C. Quinn, Jr., Oscar Redd and Linda Wood..
Mary Pridgeon was absent. 'The Board
Attorney and Superintendent were also pres-
ent.
The Board reviewed a videotape of Port
St. Joe High School Student Rachel Bixler's
prize-winning speech presented at a recent
Southern Association of Student Councils
conference.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: By unanimous
vote the Board adopted the agenda amended
to include the following: pages 14a-14d (per-
sonnel matters) and pages 19i19r (constriuc-
tion matters).
CONSENT ITEMS: By unanimous vote
the Board took noted action on the following
consent items:
Approval of Minutes of October 8,
2002 meeting.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved payment of bills and the following
budget amendments: Budget Amendment I-
General, Federal, PECO.
Personnel: Approved James Coupe
for NJROTC position at PSJHS effective
October 21, 2002; Approved Stephen Ayers for
the position of Wewahitchka Middle School
science teacher effective November 14, 2002;
Approved Lynn Shirley to be transferred to the
new ESE aide position at PSJMS which is a
regular full-time position. Approved Wendy
Murnan for the temporary aide position
(remainder of 1st semester) at PSJMS;
Approved Benny Roberts as extra-curricular
aide for girls basketball for the 2002-03 school
year at PSJMS, and approved Sandy Quinn
for the M/J softball coach for the 2002-03
school year at PSJMS; approved Scott
Lamberson as an out-of-field teacher at
PSJHS for the 2002-03 school year; Approved


,Mehlssa Ramsey as a hospital/ homebound
teacher at PSJHS; approved Ruth: Ann
Highsmlth as school food service substitute
worker for the 2002-03 school year; approved
Jeanette Stallworth as a substitute custodial
worker for the 2002-03 school year.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: By unani-
mous vote, the Board approved construction
contracts with Dothan Awning ($103,500) and
Clayton Concrete, Inc. ($27,245).
Approved .change orders from Bel-Mac
Roofing in the amounts of +$80,036 and
+$22,300 for the PSJHS re-roofing project.
,Approved 2002-03 school advisory coun-
cils for PSJES, PSJHS, WMS and WHS.
TRANSPORTATION MATTERS: The
Board approved sale of bus #28 in the amount
of $2,300. This bus has previously been
declared surplus property; approved private
vehicle transportation request by PSJHS for
district golf match; approved private vehicle
transportation requests (2) by WHS for cross
country track meets.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: The
Board unanimously approved the following
requests: PSJHS for out-of-state travel on
November 16, 2002; WHS for construction of
a new home team dugout at the baseball field
at no cost to the district.
The Board reviewed School Resource
Officer Monthly Activity Reports for WM/HS.
No action required.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: By
unanimous vote the Board approved their
travel to the Joint Conference in Tampa.
Florida Decembler 2-6, 2002.
The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. ET.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
NOVEMBER 19, 2002
Reelected Board members Charlotte
Pierce and Oscar Redd, and newly elected
Board member Sharon Gaskin were sworn in
by the Honorable Fred N. Witten, County
Judge, at 9 a.m. prior to this organizational
meeting.
The board then met in special session for


.the annual organizational meeting with the
board attorney and Superintendent also pres-
ent.
ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
ELECT OFFICERS: Superintendent
Kelley presided over the election of Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., as chairman by unanimous vote.
Linda Wood was elected vice chairman by
acclamation.
On behalf of the entire Board, awplaque of
appreciation was presented b'y Supt. Kelley
and new chairman Quinn to outgoing chair-
man Charlotte Pierce.
By unanimous vote the Board set the fol-'
lowing meeting dates for December 2002
through November 2003: Dec. 10-9 a.m. ET;
Jan. 14-6 p.m. ET; Feb. 4 @ WHS-9 a.m.
CT;March 4-6 p.m. ET;. April 8-9 a.m. ET; May
6-6 p.m. ET. /
June 3-9 a.m. ET; June 30 Special meet-
ing/end fiscal year-2 p.m. ET; July 22-Budget
meeting-6 p.m. ET; Oct. 7 WHS-9 a.m. CT;
Nov. 4-6 p.m. ET; Nov. 18 Organizational
Meeting-9 a.m. ET.
Linda Wood agreed to continue serving'
as liaison to the Small, School District Council
Consortium.
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m.'
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
NOVEMBER 25, 2002
The Gulf County, School Board met in
special session at 9 a.m. ET in the
Administrative offices. Present were Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., Linda Wood, Sharon Gaskin,
Charlotte Pierce, Oscar Redd, the board attor-
ney and Superintendent.
SALARY SCHEDULES: the Board unani-
mously approved instructional salary sched-
ules for the 2002-03 school year and for the
2003-04 school year. Judy Campbell,
President of the Gulf County Education
Association, entered the meeting after the
Board's vote on salary schedules and request-
ed to address the Board to announce results
of the ratification vote on the instructional
master contract for 2002-2005 (69 for and 16


against).
5-YEAR WORK PLAN FOR FACILITIES:
'by unanimous vote the Board approved the
Facilities Five-Year Work Program for fiscal
years 2002-03 through 2006-07.
The-meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
DECEMBER 10, 2002
The Gulf County School Board met in,
regular session- at 9 a.mn. ET in the_
Administrative Offices. Present were Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., Linda Wood, Sharon Gaskin,
'Charlotte Pierce and Oscar Redd. The Board
Attorney and Superintendent were also pres-
ent.
SCHOOL HEALTH PLAN: By unanimous
vote the Board approved the School Health
Plan for 2002-2004 presented by Regina
Washabaugh. Doug Kent, Executive Director
of the Gulf County 'Health Department
requested that the Board consider increasing
funding to the health department in the 2003-
04 budget. Mr. Kent also announced that the'
health department has been awarded a
$617,500 federal grant to expand services.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: By unanimous
vote the Board approved the agenda amended
to include the following pages 79a-79c (con-
struction matters).
CONSENT. ITEMS: By unanimous .vote
the Board took noted action on the following
consent items:
Approval of minutes: ,of November
7, 19, and 25, 2002.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
approved payment of bills and the following
budget amendments: Budget Amendment II-
General: Budget Amendment II-PECO; Budget
Amendment II-Federal.
Personnel: approved board mem-
bers' salaries for the 2002-03 school year as
recommended by the Florida School- Boards
Association.
Approved Exempt Non-Instructional
Salary Schedules for the 2002-03 and 2003-
04 school years as recommended.


Approved Non-Instructional Salary
Schedules for the 2002-03 and 2003-04.
school years as recommended.*
Approved Wayne L. Taylor as NJROTC
instructor at Port St. Joe High School for the
remainder of the 2002-03 school year as a 10-
month plus 20 day employee.
Accepted letter, of retirement from Carol
Cathey, a teacher at Port St. Joe High School,
effective January 6, 2003.
Accepted letter of resignation from Laura
Colaninno, a teacher at Wewahitchka High
School, effective December 20, 2002.
approved Gloria Gant for the supplemen-
tary pay position of Academic Coach at Port St
.Joe Middle School for the 2002-03 school
year.
Accepted a letter of Intent to enter the
DROP program from Elizabeth Howell, effec-
tive January' 1, 2004 with an anticipated
retirement date of June 1, 2004.
Accepted letter of resignation from Misty
Wood for the supplementary position of Girls'
junior varsity basketball at Wewahitchka High
School for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved JD Green for the supplemen-
tary pay, position of middle school softball
coach at Wewahitchka Middle School for th4e
2002-03 school year.
Approved Rosa Feltrop for the supple-
mentary pay position of district Take Stock in
Children Liaison for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Gary Howze and Janice
Adkison as substitute teachers for the 2002-
03 school year.
STUDENT MATTERS: Approved 15-year
old Port St. Joe Middle School student
#414515208X to enroll in the Gulf County
Adult School effective immediately.
Approved Nichole Sprague, a Gulf
County resident, to attend Bay District
Schools for the 2002-03 school year as
requested.
BID MATTERS: By unanimous vote the
Board awarded semi-annual bid for school
food service processed/frozen-chilled items


010) as recommended.
In' same motion, board accepted recom-
mendation of the district-wide insurance com-r
mittee to accept bid from Blue Cross Blue,
Shield of Florida as submitted.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: By unari-,
mous vote the Board approved the following
change orders as submitted: Dothan Awning,
change order #1., $17,430; Clayton Concrete,
change order #1., $1,945; change order #2,.
$350; Bel-Mac Roofing, change order #7,
$9,696.
PROGRAM MATTERS: By unanimous
vote the Board approved submission'of EEITT
federal grants.
Approved 2002-03 Even Start contract
with Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
as submitted. ,
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: by unan-
imous vote the Board approved recommenda-
tion of Superintendent to ask the Gulf County
Commission to endorse the concept of the;
"Doris Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act*i
by passing an ordinance adding a $3 sup-z
charge to all civil traffic violations to be used!
for student driver education programs:
Approved interlocal agreement regarding
public school facility planning as submitted. '
Approved contribution to Wewahitchka.
Project Graduation in the amount of $750 for'
the 2002-03 school year.
Reviewed School Resource Officer
Monthly Activity Reports for PSJ High;
School/PSJ Middle School and Wewahitchka
HS/Wewahitchka MS as submitted. No action.
required.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: By'
unanimous vote the Board approved Board'
members attending FSBA meeting n
Tallahassee January 21-24, 2003. Also
approved participation of the Board in Master
Board recertification May 15-16. 2003 in
Panama City.
The Board adjourned at 10:25 a.m.


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Art and Theatre

Events at GCCC
The Visual and Performing
Arts Division of Gulf- Coast
Community College will present
the following events:
The theatre production,
Chagrin Falls, will be presented
on February 7, 8, 14 and 15 at
7:30 p.m. and February 9 and 16
at 2:30 p.m. in the Amelia Center
Theatre Lab on campus.
Written by, Mia McCullough,
the drama is about a young,
part-Asian woman journalist sent
to cover a story in the town of
Chagrin Falls about' a man on
death row. In the process of
researching 'her story, she meets
several colorful characters and ar
older man who helps her finds'
herself. The play is directed by
Pamela ,Garmon ,and features
Joann Wilson, Tommy L. Woods,
Michael Clark, Kenny Dixon,
Matthew Birmingham and
Landon Smith. The stage manager
is Kim Mullins.
Admission is $10 at the door
and is free for Gulf Coast
Community College students.
Seating is limited.
An art exhibit opening
featuring the work of Ruth
Dryden.Deshaies will be held on
February 12 from 5:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. in, the Amelia Center
Gallery. The exhibition will be
available for viewing until March
7. Ms, Dryden.Deshaies' work is
comprised of drawings, prints and
acrylic paintings in a vibrant,
semi-abstract style. She served as
assistant professor of art
education at Florida State,
ULniversity from 1966to0 1967, and
was chair of the art department of


Tallahassee Community College
from 1967 to 1994. Her work has
been exhibited nationally, as well
as in Germany, Mexico and
France.


FSU to Host College

Financial Aid

Workshop in Jan. 28
Florida State University will
host its annual financial aid,
awareness Workshop, Tuesday,
January 28. from 6:30 to 8:00
p.m. The workshop will provide.
information on the process of
obtaining financial aid as well as
financial aid resources. All high'
school seniors and their parents
are encouraged to attend. The
workshop is free of charge.
The event will take place in
the Turnbull Conference. Center
on West Pensacola .Street in
Tallahassee. For further informa-.
tion contact the Florida State
University Office of Financial Aid'
at 850-644-5716. e

Jazz Concert at

Gulf Coast-
The Visual and Performing'
Arts Division of Gulf. Coast'
Community College will present
the GCCC Jazz Band on Sunday,.'
February 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the'
Amelia Tapper Center for the Ats
on campus.
Tickets are $10 and include a
free CD. Proceeds from the.
concert will be contributed to the
jazz studies program at Gulf
.Coast Community College., For
more information, call 872-3886.


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The Emerald Coast Southern
Gospel Music Association (ECS-
GMA) will host what has come to
be known as the "Biggest
Southern Gospel Event of the
Year" for the tri-state area. This
year the event, called the "5th
Annual Emerald Coast Southern
Gospel Jubilee Weekend" will be
held Friday, January 31 and
Saturday, February 1 at the
Marina Civic Center, Harrison
Avenue, Panama City. This grand
event will be unmatched this year
and brings in over twenty groups
and artists, seminars, a talent
show, and the Beacon Award
Show.
The weekend starts Friday night,
January 31 at 6:00 p.m. with the
annual Beacon award presenta-
tion. The :j association goes


Annual Italian
Dinner Feb. 7
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
will have its annual Italian dinner
on Friday, February 7. Once
again, the dinner will feature
pasta with famous "secret" meat
sauce, salad, dessert and bever-
age. The dinner will be held at the
church, which is located on 15th
Street in Mexico Beach.
Thanks to the tremendous sup-
port of the community, 250 peo-
ple were served at last year's
dinner. In order to accommodate
the large turnout expected this
year,,there will be two seatings: at
4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. CT. Of
course, take out orders are avail-
able.
Ticket prices for adults are $6 in
advance and 37 at the door.


through. a nominating process to
produce a ballot with categories
such as favorite male group,
soloist, songwriter, mixed group,
female group, producer, vocalist
and many more. This award pro-
gram has proven to be the high-
light of the year. If you would like
to vote on the awards you can find
.out how by logging onto www.ecs-
gma.com. You must be a member
to vote and membership dues are
$15.00 per year.
Along with the award program
Friday will be a wonderful line-up
of talent. The Dixie Echoes, The
Bryans, One Accord, Tammy
Kirkland, Heirs of Grace, and all
four songs that are nominated for
Song of the Year will be performed
by the artist who made them pop-
ular.


Tickets for children under 12 are
$3. Advance tickets are available
from parishioners or at Pelican
Walk Real Estate,-which is located
on Highway 98 in Mexico Beach
(in the Gulf Foods shopping cen-
ter). In the event you are unable
to attend the seating for which
you have a ticket, you will be
seated on a space available basis
or can get your meal to take out.
This year's event promises to be
every bit as enjoyable as in years
past, so get tickets early while you
have a choice of seatings. The
congregation is looking forward to
seeing you there.-

Annual St. James
Bridge Luncheon
The women of St. James
Epi-copal Church will have their


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Saturday morning the day starts
at 8:00 a.m. with a Women's
Prayer Breakfast with Margaret
Kennedy from Ridgecrest Baptist
Church of Dothan. At 9:00 a.m.
the seminars start, which include
how to make an album, stage per-
formance, how to promote your
group and vocal technique, maxi-
mize your sound system, and oth-
ers.
After a lunch break a major talent
search begins at 1:00 p.m. There
are three categories: children 14
years and younger, solo 15 years
and up, and groups 15 years an
up. Cash prizes and studio time
are awarded to the winners and
the first place winners of each cat-
egory will perform on the
Saturday Night Grand Concert.
For information about the talent'


annual bridge luncheon on
Tuesday, February 4th at 12:00
noon EST. at the Caldeway Hall at
the church.
After a delicious lunch with home-
made desserts, the men and
women will play bridge. The lun-
cheon 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.

Jr. Women's 5th
Anniversary
Pastor Charles Gathers and the
members of Victory Temple would
like to invite everyone to the cele-
bration of their Jr. Women's 5th
Anniversary on Sunday, January
26 at 11:30 ,a.m. There will be a
guestt speaker from Jacksonville.


search contact Tammy Kirkland
at 850-265-3788.
This year there will be the first
annual "Artist Showcase" starting
at 4:30 p.m. ECSGMA artists who
are scheduled to take the stage
are Joyce Kelly, Kristi Bunch,
Mercy Rain, Legacy, Ruby Horton
& Crimson, Victory Road Quartet,
and Joy Ministries.
Saturday night will close out the
Jubilee Weekend with the Grand
Concert starting at 6:00 p.m. This
concert will include Bryan Free &
Assurance, Bibletones, The Gann
Brothers, Neysa Troutt, The
Thompsons, Glory Bound,
DayStar, Ruby Horton, Dennis
Arnold & Deliverance. Also sched-
uled to appear is the Beacon
Award winner for New Artist and
the Jubilee Talent Contest win-
ners.
Early ticket purchase is encour-
aged as both nights are expected
to sell out. Those who love south-
ern gospel music won't want to
miss this event.
Advanced tickets are $8.00; tick-,
ets at the door are $10.00. Artist
circle tickets are $12.00. Tickets
are on sale at all area Christian
Book 'Stores, from ECSGMA
Board Members, and can be
charged on a credit card by calling
850-769-8654. For more informa-
tion, contact Tammy Kirkland at
850-265-3788, Calvin Gann at
850-769-8654, Cricket Lee at
334-797-7208 or Mark
Lamberson at 850-229-8194.


__~Worship at theff1t
Chuchof ou
Chic thisuna


The Rev. Thomva's J. Guido

The Catholic Church omf Gulf Count,9 FLL
Welcomes You
'Ofice
St. Joseph 850-227-+1 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
U ... ,. ." -, ,- Sixteenth Street /
Sunday Worship....... 10 a.m. ixteenthree
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. co
Adult School .. ....... .11 a.m. -


*Sunday School


, *Young Children


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


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Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd/


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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS!
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY!


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship'Training
Wednesday Prayer


9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00. p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


HOPE Family Worship Center
A Pentecosral 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 Service ....... ..... 6:30 p.m.
W 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


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


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

Family and Friends
Day Church Service
Family and Friends Day will be
celebrated at New Bethel A.M.E.
Church on Sunday, January 26
at 11:00 a.m. Guest Minister will
be Rev. Clifford Parker of Panama
City. Pastor Calvin Griffin and
members extend an invitation for
everyone to worship with them.,

Missionary Service
Bonita Smith will be the guest
speaker for the Missionary Serviqe
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.


Sunday
Sunday
Sunday


than
th

hevn


801 20th Street Port St. Joe
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor


School .................. ...
Morning Service ......... .....
Evening Service . . .


229-6707

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


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


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


Southern Charms
at PSJ Church of
God in Christ
The North Port St. Joe
Community Choir (NPSJCC) will
honor the "Southern Charm
Gospel Singing Group" on
Sunday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.
in the Port St. Joe Church of God
in Christ Sanctuary, 163 Avenue
D. The Southern Charms are
known for traditional accappella
gospel singing dating back to the
60s.
NPSJCC invites and seeks the
support of the community in cele-
brating the many years of service
that this group of ladies has ren-
dered to this community.
The founder of the group was the
late Abraham Evans. The group
includes Isadora Blackshire, Lula
Bell Cherry, Ella Gainer, Sally
Jenkins, and Evelyn Underwood.
Reflecting on the idea "down
through the years the Lord has
been good to me" is the focus of
the service. Local choirs, soloists
and anyone with any form of
expression of praise are asked to
join in celebrating their gospel
heritage. Please contact Barbara
Baxter at 29-6170 or Deborah
Crosby at 229-8983 for more
information.


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


o7in us it rs'ohip .
10:30 Sunday Morning *'
7:00 Wednesday Evening Apalachicola
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
'Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net
323 Reid Avenue Port, St. Joe *


I wy. 98
/ ... 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'



SBEACHIBAPTIST CHAPEL
i *% 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
I A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
O0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept rIliS initati,,n to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725




WGBW


Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO



88.5 FM



First United Methodist Church
S L 0of Mexico ,,Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday 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
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

But those who hope in the Lord
1 will renew their strength. They
?" v will soar on wings like eagles...
\ 7 Isaiah 40:31
I Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
/ Sundays 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. Gve unto me Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship .. 11 a.m ue Hs name. worship the
Sunday Evening Worship .... 6 p m Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service ... / p.m Psalm 29 2


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE

CHURCH


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Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estatesl
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville 4
door, AT, AC, V6, Clean &
Dependable. $1950. Call
960-4464. ltcl/23

For Sale: 1998 Cadillac
Catera, clean/leather interi-
or, 79K miles, full power,
$11,500 OBO. Call 647-2620
after 5:00 pm. 2tpl/23

1992 Chevy Lumina, AT, AC,
V6, Loaded. New condition.
$2450. Call 960-4464. Itel/23

1996 Volkswagen Golf GL. 5
speed, AC, 4 door, suriroof,
80,000 one-owner miles. New
condition. $3950. Call 960-
4464, Itcl/23

1991 Honda Accord. 4 door,
AT, AC, garaged, one owner.
New condition. $3950. Call
960-4464. ltcl/23

1998 Chevy S10 LS pickup. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. Call 960-4464. Itcl/23

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



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

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


MINI STORAGE
Oe US Rdd Ave. Street Port St Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

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

For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom opts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
"Available Now"
I BR Handicap Unit
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952







PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \



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


1996 Nissan XE Pickup. 5
speed, AC, $4450. Call 960-
4464. ltcl/23

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

1995 Mercury Grand
Marquis. 4 door, AT, AC, V8.
Just 80,000 miles. Excellent
condition. $4650. Call 960-
4464. ltcL/23

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

1996 Pontiac Firebird. AT,
AC, low miles, one owner,
excellent condition. $4950.
Call 960-4464. ltcl/23

1993 Jeep Wrangler, 6 cyc.,
auto trans., air cond., 4
wheel drive, new targa/hard-
top, lots. extras, like new,
$6,500. Call 850-648-2251.
4tpl/9

1996 Nissan Pathfinder. 4
door, 5 speed, AC, Loadedt
Low miles, one owner. 2
wheel drive. $6750. Call 960-'
4464. ltcl/23

1986 Cutlass Supreme V8,
AC, etc. excellent, only 67,
000 miles, nearly new,
$3,200. Call 647-9317. ,i;/2

1996 Ford Explorer XLT, 4
door, AT, AC, V6. $4950. Call
960-4464., ltcl/23.






16 ft. Carolina Skiff 1989
center console, 40 H.P.
lMercury, fish finder & more.
Asking $3,700. Call Jason at
653-1778. ltpl/23

2000 Odyssey/Millennium
Pontoon boat, 20 ft.,
$18,000; 1931 Model A Ford
Coupe, all org., excellent
condition. Call 639-6284 or
850-832-3377. 4tcl/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






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


Croft




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Registered Home

Debbie Croft,
CDA

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S 6 Learning
Environment
Loving, Family
Atmosphere

Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Now accepting
applications for
ages 2 and over

Call Now

for more

information

229-7708



2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished 648-4922. .sd/a


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
899-3665
23191/16


4 bedroom, 2 bath with many
extras on 5 lots Red Bull
Island, high & dry, fairly new
manufactured home., For
rent or land contract $600 a
month. Call 227-759-8849.
3tpl/23

4 bedroom house, unfur-
nished, $450 per month
2 bedroom duplex $325 per
month, unfurnished, 4th
Street, Port St. Joe. Call
Kenny at 770-899-6232. 2api/a

Mexico Beach Unfurnished
house, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all
appliances, : CH&A, $750
month. Call 648-5424. 8tci/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. Stpi/9

House For Rent: 2 bedroom,
2 bath, furnished duplex on
canal. Includes boat slip with
lift. Observation deck with
view of gulf. Call 648-4649 or
-648-1119. 2tpl/23

House For Rent: 2 bedroom,
1 bath, unfurnished gulf
view house, deck, fireplace,
nicely landscaped, handi-
capped access, $1,000
month including utilities.
Call 648-4649. 2tpl/23

Unfurnished I bedroom, 1
bath, close to beach, $750
month including utilities.
Call 648-4649. 2tpl/23

2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile
home on 1/2 acre lot in
Overstreet area, $325 a
month, $200 sec. deposit.
Call 850-648-8616 or 819-
4610. t, i/23,

Wewa Area, -., 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

Apartments For Rent, 2
and 3 bedroom. Call
Kenney at 227-7241 or Phil
at 227-2112. tfcl/9

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. tfcl/2

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



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ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS! 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

Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tfce/2

4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total electric,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-,
er, washer/dryer hook up,
central air and heat. Great
view of the beach. $950
monthly, $350 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfcl/2

1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.
155 Beach Street, St. Joe
Beach. Stove, refrigerator,.
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off Highway 98, $550
monthly, $250 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfcl/2

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

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

UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & 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. trce/2







Owner will

build to suite'.

Long term lease
or sale!!!

Approx 5,000 sq. ft.

2 floors

850-227-5581







FUTON FOR SALE: White
metal futon for sale. Approx
40 inches by 80 inches. folds
out into queen sized bed.
Good condition, $50. Call'
648-4618. ltpl/23

Microwave & stand, $25;
Commercial, food processor,
$10; Whirlpool dryer, $40;
Set dishes, $10; Tool box
w/1/2" sockets, $45; 1-8', 6'
& 5' folding table, $10 each.
Call 647-6260. ltpl/23
For Sale: 52 inch RCA big;
screen color TV, $1,000 or
best offer, only 2 years old.
Call 229-1094. ltpl/23

Electric Stove, almond color,
good condition, $75;
Composting toilet, passable
for house boat, $150. Call
648-8334. 2tpl/16
For sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message, tfcl/9

Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfcl/2

Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinihing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
CaH ohn Beeves at 2942374


4 Family Yard Sale: 619
Madison Street, near Oak
Grove Assembly, Sat., Jan.
25, 9:00 till. Something for
everyone! Kitchen, bed &
bath items, clothing, shoes,
Jewelry, exercise bikes and
lots more. Itpl/23






Act Nowl 29 more people
needed to lose weight & make
money. Call 1-800-798-7412
or 850-421-3869 -
www.yourherbalifedistribu-
tor.com. 4tpl/16

Wanted: 39 people to lose
10-25 lbs. this month on new
weight lose product. Dr. rec-
ommended, 100% guaran-
teed: Call Laura at 1-888-
215-0911. 4tpl/23

POSITION VACANCY WITH
THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOLS 2002-2003
Secretary at Office of
Instructional Services.
Application deadline,
February 3, 2003, 12:00
Noon E.T. Contact Mrs.
Deborah Crosby, coordinator
Office of Instructional
Services, 150 Middle School
Road, Bldg. 2, Port St. Joe, FI
32456,. (850)229-6940 or
(850)229-2430. A complete
job description is available at
the Office of Instructional
Services, 150 Middle School
Road in Port St. Joe or the
web site http://prod.schoo
Icrulsercom/gcsb or
www. gulf. k 12. fl. us.
Qualifications, ,successful'
candidate must have certifi-
able secretarial, clerical and
computer skills. If not a cur-
rent school board employee,
must pay a $52 fingerprint
analysis fee. Salary range is
based on board approved,
salary schedule. GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
'EMPLOYER 2tel/23.

POSITION VACANCY WITH
THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOLS 2002-2003
Parent Educator,
Wewahitchka Area.
Application deadline,
February 3, 2003, 12:00
Noon E.D.T. Contact Mrs.
Deborah Crosby, coordinator
Office of Instructional
Services, 150 Middle School
Road, Bldg. 2, Port St. Joe, FI
.32456, (850)229-6940 or
(850)229-2430. A copy of the
advertised job description
and an. application form are
available from the. District
Office Building located at
150 Middle School Road in
Port St. Joe or the web site
hittp: / /prod.schoo
lcruiser.com/gesb or
www.gulf. k 12. fl.us.
Qualifications, An A.A.
Degree or 2 years of success-
ful completion of college,
Computer Skills, Experience
working with children,
Demonstrate ability to work
with children & families, If
not a current school board
employee, must pay a $52
fingerprint analysis. fee.
Salary range is full time
grant funded position. GULF
COUNTY SCHOOLS IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER. 2tc 1/23

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


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happy cumomer. puln ius here mja
Respond om Caspees Group Mcfloralft
2755 A Fuwerrull Coumt Tallahassee,
FIL 3230 1. Or you may fax your resumme
to (8J0) B&Z 'S~ 70 M ANLLMIour
aHMotble inknim lcline (800) "-5-363 3.
Call Tob), Sullhin at (850)52&r242
for more Inliormaton.
IN1,-71


Taking applications for all
positions. Dockside, Cafe.
Apply in person, 9:00am-
11:00am. 2tcl/23

Job Opening Job Number -
#101 Purchasing Clerk -
Location Wewahitchka -
Part Time, 20-30
hours/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.org. Please add JOB#101
to the resume. CLOSING:
January 31, 2003.
EOE/DFW/M-F/8-5 2tcl/16

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.
Costing 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

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 wfin
fo@rose.net. EOE. 3tpl/16

Job Opening Job Number:
#100 Care-Giver: Early
'Head >Start Location:,
,Wewahitchka Position:
Full time. Permanent., 12
Months Responsible 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 CDA -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
sebrlna@headstaartnf.org.
CLOSING: January 24, 2003
EOE/DFWP/M-F/8-5. 2tcl/16:

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

ATTENTION! DRIVER
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW1
Werner 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. 5tcl/2

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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


DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH ACCOUNTING.
Broadband Level:
ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDI-
TORS LI
Broadband Code: 13-2011-1
Pay Band: 04
Class Title: ACCOUNTANT I
Class Code: 1427
Position Number: 986322
Closing Date: 01/31/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$20,441.58 to $51,103.94
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850)227-1276,
x 131
Suncom: 771-2000
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer.
We hire only U.S. citizens
and lawfully authorized alien
workers. If you need an
accommodation because of a
disability in order to partici-
pate in the application/selec-
tion process, please notify
the hiring authority in
advance. The State of Florida
does not tolerate violence in
the workplace. Preference
shall be given to certain vet-
erans and spouses of veter-
ans as provided by chapter
295, Florida Statutes.
Special Notes:
*PENDING APPROVAL
*FINGERPRINTING AND
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQ'D*
This Agency is hot accepting
electronic applications for
this position. You may sub-
mit a hard copy of your appli-
cation to the address indicat-
ed in the announcement.
2tcl/23

Opening for Sales Agent
with Florida Real Estate
License. Experience "pre-
lerred. Call 550-646-5777'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. tfcl/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






STOLEN: From Theatre, 2
trash cans on wheels with
Wade Clark Apctions written
on them. $20 reward. Call
229-9282. ltcl/23

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
Call us or come by
today to place your ad!
227-1278
HELP WANTE


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 URSE
Class Coder 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 DEPOT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: (850)227-1276, x 131
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
Minimum Qualificationsf
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 CERTIFY:
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.
applicauon to the address
inTicatea in the arinounce-

Nt iEDTXTRA 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-PT)
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






Doesn't get any better than
this! INFO will be sent right
back to you. Just send a
blank email to my autore-
sponder. Email Address:
data2003worker@yahoo.com
After you visit "site-link" In
autoresponaer. Call if you
have any questions. Leave
message and your number (if
local),. for my return call to
you. If phone is busy, please
call back. Or come see me.
about this. 183 Road 20,
White City Area (2nd house
from Hwy. 71) Mrs. Hough,
850-827-2320. 4tp 1/23

Machinery For Sale: 1'20
Caterpillar Excavator,
$25,000; D20P Komatsu
Bulldozer, $15,000; Uno
Snorkel lift, 4x4, $18,000;
Ditch wench trencher,
$1,000. Call 639-6284 or
850-832-3277. 4tcl/9

Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Joble Barfield 639-3600
tfcl/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,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net ,rci/s


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EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
6303 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
527-1463. tfcl/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. V./2

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, 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. t- fcl/2

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mvr. 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 III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfcl/2






For Sale: Ferret, & cage,
$100. Call 229-5200 or 229-
9670i 2tcl/23






Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, .-fully furnished
enclosed, patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4tpl/9

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

Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Investment & Residential
Property
Joan Lovelace, .
Broker/Associate
850-648-5767 ext. 106
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfcl/23

For Sale By Owner: Water
Front Property, VWhite City,
Florida, 2.69 acres. Boat
landing with fresh Water or
salt water fishing, excellent
for camping park., has walk,
in freezer unit. horse barn &
horse training ring. $750,000
owner financing available
with 20-25% down.
Appointment only, call 850-'
827-6852, Hal or Marty
iQrkland. 2tpl/23

For Sale By Owner in Gulf
Aire. Beautiful, Gulf View, 2
bedroom, 2 1/2 bath .town-
home, living rqom, dining
room, laundry room,
$185,000. Call'647-3742.
4tpl/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. tfcl/16

BAY FRONT LOT FOR
SALE: Beautiful bay front lot
100x780. 971 Cape San
Blas Road. Environmental
survey done/pier permitted
and is transferrable. Some
clearing has beeri, done.
Beautiful magnolia tree in.
center of lot, :$225,000. Call
850-227-2584 or 850-227-
1931. 4tpl/23

By Owner: Buildable fenced
lot in White City. 90'x150"on
paved road near canal. Call
827-6869. 4tpl/23

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

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

House' with private pond at
Wetappo Creek, $100,000.
Call Ken at 647-5770. 3tpi/9

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

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






Have your vehicle detailed
without leaving home.

Satisfaction guaranteed. For
estimate call 647-2976. 4tcl/16
Home Made and Decorated
,akes for all occasions.
ali 3'9-6407.' 4tp1,'16

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

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

Experienced Handyman -
Painting and light duty
handyman services.
References available. Call
Elin Peak at 227-7620. ...

Need your house cleaned?
Hard working. honest &
dependable!! Can provide
references. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message, tfcl/2

WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-Walls. at
227-5197. tfcl/2






Want to rent garage space for
winter to store classic car.
229-9565. ltpl/23


.'


O THE J. LESTER

COMPANY REAL

ESTATE APPRAISAL &

CONSULTING SERVICE

A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals

JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker'
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-0001087
Broker License#BK532115

"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
*. Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

850-639-4200

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


Wanted: Louvered. win-
dows/door. Call 229-9369.
2tpl/16






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,
North Florida Child Development, Inc.,
PO Box 38,. 200 North Second Sfree't,.
Wewahltchka, 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
SRequest forProposal
RFP Number #101
North Florida Child Development, Inc.
Is requesting proposals from qualified
persons for vehicle cleaning.
Specificatiofis may be obtained from
the Fiscal Department, North 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


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
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 opinion of the City of
Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners.
The bids will be opened at the Regular
Commission meeting on January 27.
2003 at 6:30 PM, CT., .
Jerri LInton
City Clerk
Fubill.r. -ia -u. I nd 23 2nn00
IrI TE '-, 'iF,'.': .-"-,,iRT
FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
CASE NO. 03-03PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of "
CLOTEL WASHINGTON,
deceased. :,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO"ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE .
The admirim'. l 1 .l-i, th'I ie ersae
of CLOTEL a-i HirjCTC.IJ reidl
File .Number ,03 '.F i pe..dlr.g iri
ir.e '.ir.t -:.ciun for..Gulf County,,
l,1il F :..bae' Division,' the address
of which is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Bovd:. Port St.
Joe, Florida :32456. The name and
address of the personal representative
and that personal representative's
attorney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE.
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims 'or
demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after"the date of


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the first publication of this notice must
. file their claims within this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTERTHE DATE OFTHE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent andpersons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
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Lic %TIl:l l CT TillS I;,- TI L
I ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT .SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
TilC lO ak 01 the lih, puil 1l,-,',
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2J, E 4TH STFFirT
P.O. BOX 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
850-229-8211
ATtORNEY FOR PETITIONER
/S/ PATRICIA E. HENRY
'84 Everett Rd.
Demarest, NJ 07627
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF CLOTEL WASHING-
TON
Publish January 23 and 30. 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to'
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the fol-
lowing applications) for water use per-
mit(s) has (have) been received .by the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District:
Application number I 06245 filed
01/16/2003 ,
New Harvest Fellowship Church. North
Hwy 71, Wewahltchka, FL 32465
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
450 gallons per day from the Florldan
Aquifer System for Public Supply use
L. -Jid ng ,-.J :::. i : d f ilitiles.
C.e.,fri ,l 1 .rirn.' a I., 1 1. I:-r.l I in Gulf
County: T04S, RIOW. Sec. 14D
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 this (these)
applications) 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 com-
ments or requests must be received by,
5 o'clock p.m. on February 7, 2003.
No further public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice constitutes
con* --i ..i :.I.,: : r i- p,,- [,-,.11




te p e aency ato b unit
catiosed Agency Action r ll .-m- :i.-r.a-i ,-.






Publish January 23, 2003o
sonp ,po .licie -. a ifi rovid'dfo inl .the





Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies. into.

tcomlngance with Florida Stata written request according to the and
StAdministtBoard of Education RulNoties of
Proposed Agency Action of each proposaill be mailed
only to persons who have filed such
. requests. Board
Publish January 23, 2003
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
3.40 Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies. as provided for In the
Administrative Procedures Act, for the
Dipurpose of bringing said policies nto
compliancee with Florida Statues. and
State Bpard of Education'Rule.,
Summary! The following :is a brief
description of each proposal change.
2.20 Responsibilities and Authority of
the Board
2.30 School Advisory Councils
3.11 Schools-Within-A-School

3.40 Safe and Secure Schools
3.51 Copying of Public Records
* 341 T -?e of Time-Out, Isolation, and
S&.:.: r-.J =*:*, :..-. for Students With'
Disabilities
3.90 Charter Schools,


4.10 The Curriculum
4.11 Student Progression Plan
4.12 Exceptional Student Education
4.14 Adult Education ,
4.15 Educational Enhancement
Defined
4.45 Chaperones for School Functions
4.46 Band Activities
4.60 District and State-Wide
Assessment Program
4.80 Report Cards
5.32'Zero Tolerance for School Related
Crimes
6.14 The Instructional Staff
6.216 Deferred Retirement Option
Program ,
'E,- Lea. ,:, .i ien,:,
( ,i C ,,_h rred Petirem en, t i.id on,
Program
6.912 Terminal. Pay'
6.914 Use of Sick Leave By Family
Members "
7.10 School Budget System
7.20 Financial Records
7.30 Educational Enhancement Funds
7.31 School Food Service Funds
7.70 Purchasing and Bidding
7.701 Bid Protest Resolution
7.72 Acquisition, Use arid Exchange of
School Property
8.1,0 Safety .
8.11 Safety Program +
8.20 Sanitation and Preventive
Maintenance
8.31 Student Transportation
8.501 Protests of Construction
Contract Bids
8.51 Renovations or Remodeling of
Facilities
8,512 Change Orders
8.52 Change Orders
8.60 Telecommunication Plan and
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Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Place: Gulf County School Board
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The entire text of the proposed rules
can be Inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office, 150 Middle School Road. Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law
being implemented and Interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Charles Temple Watson, Director of
Support Services and approved for con-
sideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendments: See above
Publish January 23 and 30, 2003
PUBLIC, NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNAT-
ING DEAD LAKES PARK AS
A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY,
PROVIDING FOR RULE
MAKING AND PROTOCOL
FOR SUCH PARK, ESTAB-
LISHING PROHIBITION
AGAINST HUNTING AND
MOLESTATION OF ANIMALS
WITHIN THE PARK, PRO-
VIDING FOR ENFORCE-
MENT, PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE, PROVID-
ING FOR SEVERABILITY
*Complete Ordinance on file In
the Clerk's Office'
The public hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioner's Meeting on
Tuesday, February II, 2003 at 6:00
p.m. EST in the ,ounrt
Commissioner's meeting room in the
Robert M. Moore Adm,iinirail.:-rn
Building, Gulf C,>,r,nt ,:ourn.r:ou,
Complex, Port St. Joe, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: JERRY BARNES,
CHAIRMAN
Publish January 23 and 30, 2003


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