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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: February 6, 2003
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Library Drive Page7A

FCAT Science PageIB

Golf Tourney See Page 12A

Sports Page 10-A

Society See Page 38

Letters to Editor Page7A

Classifieds Pages 8-OB

Obituaries Page 6A & 7B

Law Enforcement Activities

City & County on Page 5A

Trades & Services Page I OB


Annexation,


Marina Out-


Parcel Top


PSJ Agenda
Port St. Joe city commission-
ers dealt with several major items
of business during their meeting
Tuesday. At the top of that list
was a voluntary annexation ordi-
nance introduced by City Attorney
Russell Sholz.
Scholz read by title only ordi-
nance numbers 300 and 301
which include 94 acres adjacent
to Bay-View Subdivision off Hwy.
98 south of St. Joe and 34 acres
of land south of Hwy. 98 and west
of Depot Creek near Jones Home-
stead.
The commission unanimously
agreed to advertise the two
parcels for approval. Both annex-
ation requests are being made by
the St. Joe Company.
Maps of both parcels. and
public notice can be seen adver-
tised in this week's edition of The
Star.
Marina Out-Parcel
City commissioners were a lit-
tle dejected several months ago
when they received no proposals
that met the board criterion for
purchase or development of the
three sections of marina out-par-'
cel property advertised for sale.
The board has since agreed to
sell one of the three out-parcels
and is poised to sell another and
received two viable offers for the
third piece of property in a letter
form during their meeting. Mayor
Frank Pate told commissioners
that Arvida and. a private investor
had made offers to purchase the
out-parcel "A" adjacent to the
marina-seven lots.
He suggested that the Arvida
proposal seemed to be the better
deal and recommended the board
set a workshop to review and eval-
uate both offers.
The Aryida offer is tied to
development and marketing plans
for the marina which they cur-
rently lease from the city. It also
included refurbishing the west
dock to create a city park and
purchasing city property east of
the marina for residential devel-
opment.
(See PSI City on Page 3A)


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Petition Seeks Audit


214 Signatures Call for Review of Mexico Beach Operations


by Tim Croft,
A citizen's petition requesting
an audit of Mexico Beach opera-
tions by the state Auditor General
has been submitted to Tallahassee
for consideration and action.
And having cleared the neces-
sary hurdles to have the petition
considered in the marbled halls of
the state capital, proponents of the
audit can all but count on seeing
state auditors in the city before.the
year is out.
The Joint Legislative Auditing
Committee will take up, the petition
some time during the coming leg-
islative session.
That legislative committee,
however, acts essentially as a "rub-
ber stamp," a spokesman for the
Auditor General's Office said.
"The committee must refer the
petition to the Auditor General's
office," said Terry Shoffstall, staff
director for the Joint Legislative,
Auditing Committee.
Shoffstall said the issue is not
on the agenda for the committee's
next meeting on Feb. 17, but
would likely come before the panel
in March.
"We want the state of Florida
to conduct an audit," said Tollie
Mullins, a former city administra-
tor, recent candidate for mayor
and one of those who spearheaded
the petition drive.
"Beyond that, I'm not ready to
talk about it. The request for the
audit has been made. Until the
state comes to do, the audit, I will
not have anything to say."
Under Florida law, the state is
required to conduct the audit if
- -forrpally req tested by a local gov-
ernment, or if 20 percent of eligible
voters in a city or, county sign a
petition requesting such action.
Bay County Supervisor of
Elections Mark Andersen said this
week that .his office verified as
valid 214 of 243 signatures on the
petition, which was submitted to
his office by Mullins and fellow
Mexico Beach resident Bill
Hodgson., '
There are 1,060 registered vot-
ers in the city, so 212 voter is the
threshold needed to request the
audit. The petition made it by two.,
"(The audit) has to be done,"
Shoffstall said.
The kicker is that the city
must pay 'for the state audit and
that cost will likely be in the tens
of thousands of dollars.
Mexico Beach, as all Florida
municipalities, must undergo an
annual audit conducted by an
independent auditor, the cost of
which is estimated at $30,000-
$40,000.
The city is currently undeirgo-
ing its annual audit, which is
being conducted by Saltmarsh,
Cleaveland & Gund. The initial
draft of the 'audit should be com-
pleted sometime next month, said,
city administrator Paul Sabiston.
Now; the city will bear the cost
of a second audit by the state,
though the final cost is unclear at


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In a moment of hilarity, '91 alumni Bill Ramsey rushed to bring
oxygen to '72 alumni Curtis Little-however Curtis took full advan-
tage of the opportunity to "catch his wind." See story on page 8.


this point and and will depend, in
large measure, on the scope of the
work.
As comparison, however, the
city of DeFuniak Springs, some-
what larger than Mexico Beach,
underwent a state audit at citizen
request during the late 1990s.
That audit cost DeFuniak
Springs over $57,000, spanned 18
months and uncovered only minor
problems.
In contrast, several audits of
cities in Polk County cost even
more and, in several cases, uncov-
ered large-scale problems.
'The city is going to cooperate
100 percent, it's just unfortunate
we will have to spend $40,000 to
$60,000," Sabiston said.
"There probably' was some
loose information in the audit peti-
tion that it wouldn't cost anything.
That is not the case."
The spokesman for the Auditor
General's office said Florida law
requires the city to underwrite the
audit, though some petition sup-
porters in Mexico Beach are under
the impression the fee could be
waived.
In theory, the spokesman said,
a legislator could introduce a bill
in the Florida Legislature to waive
the fee or the Auditor General
could, upon completing the audit,
examine the city's ability to pay.
However, the spokesman said,
there are no specific provisions in
statute for waiving or reducing the
fee for the audit and he could not
recall a specific case in which the
fee for the audit was absorbed, by
the Auditor General.
The state audit, rather than
MiElicating a review of financial
statements and other work of the
annual audit, focuses on internal
controls, procedures, compliance
with law and management, of the
city, according to the Auditor
General's Office.
According to the Auditor
General's spokesman, his office
typically handles about one or two
such requests a year, though they
have become more frequent in
recent years.
Such audits usually take
about three months, though the
actual time can vary widely


depending on the scope of the
audit.


The scope is determined
through an initial risk assessment


TURTLES RETURNED TO THE SEA
With an eager flapping of front flippers 29 sea turtles were returned to St. Joseph Bay last Friday.
The turtles were among 40 found the prior weekend, floating and stunned as bitter cold temperatures
blanketed the area. The turtles, primarily green turtles with two Kemp's ridley turtles, were transport-
ed to Gulf World. Eleven eventually died, but the others were rehabilitated until the water temperatures
in the bay warmed enough for them to be returned to the sea. Employees with Gulf World, the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and several volunteers formed a human
chain carrying the turtles back home. Bobbing heads several yards out indicated the turtles were breath-
ing and healthy for their return.


School Board Meets at Wewa High

Annual In -School Meeting Focuses on Students'Activities


by Tim Croft
Call' it School Board
Roadshow.
The Gulf County School Board
traveled to Wewahitchka for its
regular monthly meeting on
Tuesday afternoon, attracting a
solid turnout of teachers and, par-
ticularly, students.
The School Board has made a
policy over the years of conducting
one Meeting each year in schools
in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe.!
I "We've always done this,"' said
Superintendent Jerry Kelley. "It's a
unique opportunity for the stu-
dents. It's good for them to see the
board in action, to see that they
are real people.
"And it's good to see program
presentations because that's what
we should be about, the kids."
During the afternoon, board
members heard from students in
all three Wewahitchka schools,
who provided a glimpse at the
array of programs and initiatives
being undertaken.
They heard about the Pioneer
Garden at the elementary school
as well as the fund-raising efforts
of some exceptional education stu-
dents who raised $75 to be sent to
troops stationed in the Middle East
so they can purchase phone cards
to call home.
Middle school students told of
how they started a variety of ath-
letic and academic extracurricular
activities, virtually from scratch.
The middle school students
also showed off their oratorical
skills in readings from the
Revolutionary War period.
And the board heard a presen-
tation from high school students
concerning a spectrum of out-
standing programs and teachers
making a difference at the school.


"We look forward to the chance
to presenting our school's pro-
grams to the School Board," said
Fritz Stoppelbein, a student at
Wewahitchka High School. "We see
them in the schools, but they are
pretty busy down there and they
can't be in the schools to see
what's going on like the teachers.
"It's nice to let the School
Board know about some of the
programs we have going on and
the good things we're doing."-
In business conducted during
the meeting:
Board members approved
the use of school property in front
of the old gym on Hwy. 71 in
Wewahitchka for next Saturday's
"Child SafetySeat Check" event,
Jill Jones of the county Health
Department reported that the
reception the event received in Port
St. Joe last year all but mandated
expanding it this year.
"It was successful in Port St.
Joe last year and it we believe we
can do it at both ends of the coun-
ty this year," Jones said. "I'm excit-
ed about this program. I think it
will be important for the communi-
ty."
The "Child Safety Seat Check"
will be held 9 a.m. until noon ET
on Feb. 15 at the Piggly Wiggly in
Port St. Joe, and 12-3 p.m. the
same day in Wewahitchka.
A host of civic and youth orga-
nizations as well as law enforce-
ment officials will participate in
the ,event.
There will be technicians to
check child safety seats and a
rollover simulator to demonstra-
tions.
"It is important to have our
programs in Gulf County come out
so people are aware of those pro-
grams," Jones said. "We are con-


cerned about our kids."
The board expressed full sup-
port.
"It's an excellent program and
I think we need to be supportive,"
Kelley said.
The board approved the first-
ever collective bargaining contract
with the non-instructional person-
nel.
The' extensively detailed con-
tract mirrors the one under which
district teachers work. It had
taken months to negotiate and
runs through 2005.
"I hope we have a good work-
ing relationship (with the union
and rank-and-file)," said board
member Oscar Redd. "This is only
the beginning."


Approved a request from
Wewahitchka sophomore Geoffrey
Helms, to undertake fingerprinting
of Wewahitchka Elementary
School as part of his effort to
achieve the level of Eagle scout.
Helms still needs permission from
his district scouting officials for
his effort, which would mirrorthe
Child Identification kits sent home
last week with district kinder-
garten.
If approved on up the food
chain; Helms would send out slips
seeking permission from the par-
ents of the 60-70 elementary stu-
dents for the fingerprinting.
Helms would use school facili-
(See School Board on Page 5A)


Gumbo Cookoff Looking for

Best Tasting Gumbo In Area


Special Events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. wants to know who
cooks the BEST Gumbol On
Saturday, February 15, beginning
at 11:00 a.m. CST, a fierce com-
petition of culinary skills will
determine who's who in the
Gumbo Cooking arena. The event
ends when all of the gumbo has
been sold.
To add an incentive to the
proposition, a $500 1st Place cash
prize, a $250 2nd Place cash prize
and a $100 3rd Place cash prize
will be forthcoming to the winner.
No entry fee will be charged and a
panel of out of town judges will
determine which gumbos excel in
taste.
Entrants, wishing to be
included in the judging, will be
required to produce two or more


gallons of their specialty gumbo.
They will also be responsible for
bringing containers and heating
devices to warm their product
(crock pots suggested). The com-
mittee will provide tables, electric-
ity (please specify if needed),
bowls, napkins, utensils for con-
sumption and the location and
crowd, Sunset Park, next to the El
Governor Motel in Mexico Beach.
The goal this year is to have thirty
entrants!
Gumbo from the cookoff will
be sold by the taste and various
size cups (at varying prices-
$1.00 to $10.00) to raise money
for Mexico Beach's Independence
Day celebration. Those' wishing to
participate may pick up an appli-
cation at the Mexico Beach CDC
Office or call 648-8196 locally or
1-888-723-2546 out of town.


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The Star


PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


They Gave



So Much


Saturday morning I was enjoying myself in the hunting woods
searching for that ever elusive 30 point buck. What a wonderful
morning it had been, too.
The sun was shining, the temperature was almost perfect and
I had enjoyed the beauty of watching another day birth. This day
could not have been much better, I was thinking, as I. drove back
to camp. But there was something about the.barely audible back-
ground sounds on the radio that got my attention. Even though I
Couldn't understand what was being said (the radio was turned
down) the emotional tone rang a chord in rfly mind telling me that
something was wrong.
My heart sank as I turned the volume up to hear the
announcement, "It appears the space shuttle Columbia has
crashed."
Over the next few moments it became apparent that something
had gone terribly wrong during re-entry and all seven astronauts
had lost their lives somewhere over Texas: -
This nation was-once again shocked into the realization that
space travel is a very dangerous occupation. There have been sev-
eral times in the past that we've been reminded of just how vul-
nerable our astronauts are as they explore "the last frontier."
Do you remember where you were in 1986 when the space
shuttle Challenger blew up shortly after take-off? I remember my
location partly because of where I was, Port St. Joe High School.
There was a dazed look on the students' faces that day as most
had just witnessed, the explosion. Students across the world were
horrified when the media event staged to watch the first teacher
rocket into space taught all of us how dangerous leaving the
earth's atmosphere really is.
Space travel and the quest to go where no man has gone before
has been a major catalyst of change and improvement in our lives.
Much, if not most of today's technology was furthered through the
space program.
Communication, computers, medical breakthroughs, even the
latest alternative energy ideas have reaped great benefits through
the dollars spent on the space program and the brave souls of
astronauts. Every facet o fQor, lives has been, and is, impacted by
space travel.
As we mourn the loss of these seven patriots, another,.t
Americans and one Russianr are aboard the international space
station likely working on experiments and projects that will bring
even greater benefit from the program to us.
Were it not for the. great risk taken by so few, where would so
many be today? Sure, we would have made great advancements
during our lifetimes, but certainly not to the same degree.
Even through the loss of .Columbia and the. seven heroes
aboard we'll likely see advancements to our space program and to
our day-to-day lives as we search for answers and seek clues to
prevent, another future disaster.
In my lifetime I can 'remember -when I saw my first TV, and it
would not surprise me at all if before I draw i'y.last breath I'll see
the day when"men can purchase a ticket to travel in space.. The
road to that da y.will be paved with the chances taken and sacri -
fices paid by space pioneers such as the seven crew members-
aboard Columbia.
Our hearts, prayers and memories are extended .to these seven
heroes and their families;, Commander Rick Husband, Pilot
William McCool, Michael Anderson, Dr. Kalpana Chawla, David
.Brown, Laurel Salton and Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut.: .


Hunker Down With Kes


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by Kesley Colbert


Christmas in February


The grin was my first gift of the
day. It was a mile wide. And his
'whole face radiated with the
brightness of it, He, dropped the
bat bag the way I'd seen him d&b'
thousand times.... "Coach Kes,"
the greeting was genuine, filled
with respect and I believe with all
my heart, a great amount of affec-
tion.
Another gift!
Ryan was the real deal. He
understood the game. "Two-Two", I
returned the greeting using his
baseball moniker-and with as
much respect and affection as one
human being could hold for anoth-
er!
The annual high school alum-
ni baseball game was scheduled
for three o'clock on this" gorgeous
'Saturday. It was just a few min-


utes past eleven. Two-Two was
here ainost four hours before the
first pitch' Now. you think about
that! VYu reckon he takes his base-
baIl serious enough!
Jesse and I were getting in a
little batting practice before the
game: 1 figured these old guys
could use all the help they could
get. Two-Two jumped into the cage
and ripped my first couple' of
pitches "Hey, it's just like riding a
bike!" I hadn't actually coached in
years. I just show up now and
shout encouragements....
Bird wag the next to arrive. He
had run me down a week ago to
see if Josh and Jess could make it
and make sure I would show up,
"It won't be right if you're not
there!"
An early gift!'
This game was really just an
opportunity to give the current
high school, team a little "game
'type scrimmage". 'Course, try
telling that to the alumni! They
showed up ready to do battle....
Two-Two led'off with a double.
You 4on't 'have any idea the time
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and work that went into that one
swine! I watched him ease into
second base and it was as if the SL\
years since he graduated were
erased in an instant! As he
pumped around third a few sec-
onds later my n-und was eten far-
ther in the past. I remembered the
stringy little kid in the eighth
grade with the hair too long for a
real ballplayer and his, attitude. a
little on the "me first" side. I watch
with great relish as baseba I short-
ened his hair, readjusted his
thinking and changed his life for
the better.
I thanked God for another
gift.....
Stacy took the mound for "our
side". He threw strikes from the
very start. As if a few years lay-off
didn't mean a thing to him. On a
ball up the alley J J moved to'his
left with the crack of the bat. Two-
Two headed out for the 'cut-off.
Charlie moved over-to second. Bo
eased down the line in, case the re-
lay 'would be toward the plate.
Amazing! Most of these guys had
never played together and hadn't

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practiced in earnest for years-but
there had been a day! And old
instincts die hard.
Another gilt for me on the
magnificent afternoon'
These guys knew only one way
to play! Bobby threw his (a little
older nowj body on the ground to
save an errant throw at first. And
you thought he was just a mild
mannered PVC salesman! J .J
made a great running catch in left."'
Coach Mac slid hard into second to'
break up a double-play. R. D.
turned on the speed to keep fro0mn
being doubled up. B. J. bless his'
heart, hustled backing up bases
and making plays more in this
game than he did during a large
part of his high school career.
Curtis, who held the honor.6of
being the oldest returnee, Amight
have enjoyed the game 'almost as
much as me. Plus, once on base.
he ran as hard as he' ever did.
Maybe not as fast,; but as hard.
That s the important part of any
contest! Bird had the toughest job.'

(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


SHARK ALUMNI-Standing, from left, Charlie Lanford, Mitch Burke, Mitch Gainnie, Ryan Yeager, Curtis Little, Bobby Nobles,
Tracy Browning, Brian Jenkins, Duane McFarland and Kesley Colbert. Kneeling, from: left: Bird Ramsey, J J Ray, Jesse Colbert,
Russell Young, R. D. Davis and Bill Ramsey. "


The "Ley
Written 'By Willie Ramsey"
-filling in for Weslejy
WESLEY (Daddy) IS DOWN
AND OUT this week. Mother
Called ;Thursday and, said he
wouldn't be in to write his col-
umn because he had "hurt his
back."
During the ensuing question
and answer session, Mama said
she thought he may have sus-
tained the injury while he was
getting ready to see the doctor...
Now that's a heck of a note.
: Anyway, he's on the disabled
columnist list and asked me to
fill this space for him. That's
really not as hard a job as the
two "ley" brothers (Kesley and
Wesley) like to make it sound.
Both are .constantly com-
plaining about how hard it is to
come up with a story topic each
week-like they have a real


Brothers Are "X"perts In My Book


problem coming up with' sub-
jects. I figured them out some
time back. This talk about not
having a column is a ruse they
use when they want to take it
easy for a few weeks.

WATCH THEM WORK
SOME TIME. Wesley will head
off with a column about
columns then Kesley will' com-
ment on Wesley's column the
next week followed by 'another
column about Kesley's re-.
sponse, to' Wesley's column
about columns.


I know this is beginning to .
sound a little confusing, but
you've ,got to understand we're
riot talking about amateurs
'here. After all, Wesley's been
doing this for.over fifty years and
Kesley may riot have been writ-
ing columns that long but he is
waaaaay over fifty.
I can't hold a candle to these
two guys. They are "X"perts at
this stuff. Confusion is what
they do...
You don't hear me complain-
ing about having to whip out
this blurb at the last minute, do


you?

ANOTHER TRICK THESE
GUYS use is the old talk-about-
your-pet trick. Kesley is not
quite as bad as Wesley here, but
both of them have gotten their
share of columns out of their.
dogs' habits.
Kind of reminds me of Jerry
Clower sometimes the way they
streeeeeetch some 'little dog
story into a full length column.
Sometimes they even have to
break these (tails_ into different
parts and get two or three con-
secutive columns out of'them.
You know Jerry 'Clower's
had so many of these dog stories
that he named one of his tapes
"Dogs I Have Known."
I 'expect any day now Kesley.
and Wesley will start writing
dueling columns with each try-


ing to out-tell the other's dog
story.

WE'RE NOT JUST LIMITED
to dogs here. If Kesley barks at
Wesley too much with the dog
stories, Wesley will pull out 'the
proverbial "ACE,, up his
sleeve"...... Has he ever told you
about .the cat named "Sinbad"
who did his duty while sitting on
the commode-never did teach
that cat to flush.
Anyway, when I get as many
years under my belt as these
two have I'll be able to whip out
the right number of words to fill
this space as effortlessly as they,
do.

A couple of weeks ago, we
printed some church bulletin
bloopers. Here are a few more:
1. Please place your dona-


tion in the envelope along with
the deceased person you want
remembered.
2. Potluck supper Sunday at
5:00 p.m.--prayer and medica-
tion to follow.
3. Low Self Esteem Support
Group will meet Thursday at 7
p.m. Please use the back door.
4. The pastor would appreci-
ate it if the ladies of the congre-
gation would lend him their
electric girdles for the pancake
breakfast next Sunday.
5. Eight new choir robes are
currently needed, due to the
addition of several new members
and to the deterioration of some
oldei ones.
6. Irving Benson and Jessie
Carter were married on Oct. 24
in the church. So ends a friend-
ship that began in theif school
days.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday al 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL

William H. Ramsey Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey . .:. . Editor Emeritus
Shirley Rams" "..- .. ', ,-, Manager'


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Over 300 Attend First "Low



Country Boil" for Bay Preserve


Lee Edmonston of the St. George Island Cooking Team checks a
pot of simmering potatoes, onions, corn and sausage for the right
moment to add the shrimp.


Kesley

He hunkered down behind th
plate like he'd been doing it eyve
day since he graduated! He there
out a would-be base stealer. An
he made a great stop on a pitch i
the dirt and then put the tag on
runner trying to "squeeze". a ru
on us.
Bill pitched a couple
innings. He' always had that flui
motion. Plus, a pretty good idea
what he was doing out there!
moved back a little in the coachir
box when Coach Mac dug in.
remembered a day when he woul
wear out that left field line! R. I
cranked one over the center field
er's head.. I'd seen that before
'Course, that same hit used to be
triple.:.
S RdsislI came on in relief., i wa
pleased to find that he hadn't los
anything off his fast ball! I'studie
on Bo as he readied himself
third. He had the same forwardr
lean" with the hands "low and i
front" that I remembered froi
years ago. He looked like a played
the first time I saw him in litt]
league. He still looked, like a play
ern Mickey threw an inning.
thought about him striking out a
of those Blountstown players....
loved anyone who could blow
past those.guys.... ..
I'm; telling you, they all cam
bearing gifts!,,
And the 'dugout "chatter" wa


Continued from Page 2A

ie a virtual who's who of Shark base-
ry ball. Names, stories, feats,
w achievements and shenanigans of
id the likes of Bubba Harmon,
in Robbie and Sandy Sanborn, Steve
a Adams, Norris Langston, Reggie
in Gilbert, Kaz, Luke and Craig
Weimorts, Steve and John Owens,
of Mark Wimberly and a host of oth-
id ers were bandied about between
of every inning. I was hoping we
I could tie this game up and play
Ig forever...
I
ld The game was tied when Jesse
D. came up to hit in the eighth
d- inning. We had runners on second
and third with two outs. As he
a took a strike, on the corner I
recalled.,ga me back in the Jr.afUtiq
s days when he got a big two out hit.
st I remembered another one in a
d high school game just up the road
at aways... You don't suppose he
-d could do it one more time! Jess
in brought' me back to, the present
m with. a ringing shot into left. The
old guys had'the lead for good!
le Every day ought to be like
Y- this
I I lingered after the game, not
ll wanting to admit itwas over, "Hey,
I we've got lights! B. J., I can still
it hum it by you-I'll show you right
now! Fellas, I can come. back
le, tomorrow. Two-Two, don't leave..."
Thanks Guys,
s Coach


More than 300 people showed
up for a low country boil to benefit
St. Joseph Bay Preserves Saturday
at the Preserves Center. '
Funds raised at the event will
be used to crunch a new commu-
nity support organization, Friends
of St. Joseph Bay Preserves. The
organization will help the pre-
serves with public education, con-
servation 'efforts and in locating
and securing funding for additions
to the 5,000 acre preserve and the
aquatic preserve. Both preserves
help protect the quality of water
and wildlife in and near St. Joe
Bay.
A drawing was held for prizes
donated by Dead Fish Charters at
Indian Pass Campground, The
Entrance, Happy Ours, Debbie
Hooper Photography, Indian Pass
Raw Bar, St: Vincent Island
Shuttle Service, and Richard and
Anne Ingram.

PSJ City
(From Page 1)
Fuel Spill Clean-Up
For nearly a year commission-
ers have been dealing with clean-
up of a fuel spill/leak near the city
warehouse. The short story is a
leaky underground fuel tank con-
taminated an area around the
site, It was cleaned up to specifi-
cations outlined by one environ-
mental survey but now it has
been discovered that more dirt
removal is necessary.
Commissioners were not
pleased to have to pay again for
work they felt should have been
completed the first time around.
In the end, commissioners
understood that Advanced En-
vironmental Technologies, L.L.C.
was caught in the middle and
asked them to go ahead and com-
plete the work at a price of nearly
$40,000.
In Other Business
Agreed to hold a workshop
and meet with Billy Williams,
owner of Coastal Fitness Center,
to discuss a request to purchase
the city-owned building his busi-"
ness is currently leasing at Ward
Ridge. Williams would like to pur-
chase' the property and expand
the building and services. ,I, .-,, ,
Dtclded to remove the serv-
ice charge from a water bill as
requested by Dianna Haffison,
Administrator for Gulf ARC. She
made the request on behalf of one
of her clients who received an,
$850.00 bill for the month of
December. According to the read-
ing the client's home used 85,230
gallons of water during the
month. Harrison said no leak has
been found on the client's proper-
ty. The city is having, the meter
checked for defects. If it's not
working properly, they will rebate
any overcharge.
a *' ,* Granted a, temporary vari-
ance to Samnrad Donna Bucciere.


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Over 300 people turned out Saturday to chow down on shrimp, ususage, corn and potatoes to bene-
fit St. Joe Bay.


After a hearty meal people sign up for riding tours of the preserve
and purchase tickets for the drawing held for several valuable prizes.


" Decided against placing bike
paths along Hwy. 71 as part of a
state grant request. Board minem-
bers did not want to lose the park-
ing area a]one the roadside.


Mayor Frank
workshop session
Tuesday, February
p.m.


Pate set a
for next
11 at 4:00


There was little "eat and run"
during the low country boil as
people lingered to listen to
recording artist Gene Mitchell
'perform.


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Duck Sho
by Tim Croft
Joseph Katynsky is 80-years-
old, the illusions of youth having
long ago washed away like sand in
the Chipola River running past his
door.
Having retired after more than
20 years in the military, he's wit-
nessed the evil that men visit upon
their fellow men, not to mention
the other creatures of the Earth.
But little prepared him for a,
ahem, hunter who last week decid-
ed to use Katynsky's pet ducks for
target practice, killing one, appar-
ently for nothing more than the
sick thrill of murdering a defense-
less bird.
This thug, this "idiot" as
Katynsky calls him, left behind a
dead bird, its grieving mate and a
distraught man who has done little
at Land's Landing but mind his
own business, tend his half-acre
parcel and take care of his ducks.
"I know about'this world and
that there's evil in it," Katynsky
said on the porch of his .home.
"But this took something out of
me. It just tore me up."
A little history.
Katynsky has owned the prop-
erty adjacent to Land's Landing
just south of Wewahitchka for
some 33 years.
A little more than a year ago,
Katynsky adopted a trio of large
white domesticated ducks which a


oting Breal
neighbor was going to have to rid
himself of.
Katynsky named them Huey,
Dewey and Louie, short for Lucille,
the female in the trio.
They became Katynsky's con-
stant companion, following him as
he made the rounds of his proper-
ty, lounging and preening on the
banks of the Chipola, coming to
feed when Katynsky called.
"They've been in my life a long
time," Katynsky said. "They were
my daily ritual, feeding them."
And during the recent hunt for
a Bayou George man who drowned
in the river not more than a few
hundred yards from Katynsky's
door, his ducks become something
of celebrities.
Or at least Huey and Louie
did.
Dewey disappeared, reasons
unknown, just/a few weeks ago.
In any case, Huey and Louie
served as neighborhood attrac-
tions.
They provided the entertain-
ment breaks, something like the
search and rescue USO, for rescue
teams and volunteers during the
search for Ben Hathaway, provid-
ing respite from the grim work that
spanned more than two weeks.
"They stayed right there in the
boat basin the whole time," said
Don Minchew of the Wewahitchka
Search and Rescue. "You have to
find something to break the seri-


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ousness of everything. Those
ducks did that several times.
"Everybody down there fed
them. They should have gained
three pounds during that period.
They were tame ducks'. They
weren't going to be confused in any


They glanced toward Katynsky
in their haste to leave.
At about that same moment,
Louie came running up the bank
of the boat ramp, "squawking up a
storm."
Then she returned down the


But nothing like the grief
apparently felt by Louie, who spent
three days stoically holding vigil
over her mate's body, never leav-
ing.
"She didn't 'eat or move,"
Katynsky said. "She just sat beside
him and wouldn't move."
Katynsky has filed a report
with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, providing a rough descrip-
tion of the truck and one of the two
individuals involved.
Beyond the sheer stupidity
and callousness of killing a
defenseless bird for no reason
other than the thrill to kill,
Katynsky bemoaned the senseless


destruction of private property and
the potential danger of firing a gun
in the vicinity of a public boat
ramp.
Most of all, though, he is dis-
mayed at the thought that these
two thugs fancy themselves
hunters. .
"I wouldn't even use that word
to describe them," Katynsky said.
Or as Minchew said, "That's
the type of thing that gives hunters*
a bad image. I'm disappointed." .
Anyone having any informa-
tion regarding the incident at .
.-Land's Landing is encouraged to '
contact the Gulf County Sheriffs'
Office.


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Louie mourns the death of her companion, which was shot near
Land's Landing.


way with a wild duck."
Last Thursday, around mid-
day, Katynsky was sitting on his
porch watching a couple of
"hunters" attempt to put their boat
on a trailer.
The two young men, likely in
'their early 20s or so, were having a
devil of a time getting the boat on
trailer. Katynsky said they 'were
trying to "power load" the boat
onto the trailer.
The driver failed once, did a
rapid donut, tires squealing and
came back around again.
While all this was going on a
shot rang out.
Katynsky thought little of it.
He'd heard shots before around
the river.
Suddenly the boat lurched
from the water on the trailer, but
the truck suddenly stopped as the
two individuals piled out to line
thUbQat properly before'speeding
off.0-.


bank after what was apparently
her Lassie-like cry for help as
Katynsky soon learned as he fol-
lowed her down.
There was Huey, having been
shot with a rifle of some kind, the
shot obviously coming from the
,individual waiting in the boat while
his buddy in the truck tried to line
up the boat trailer.
"I'm 80-years-old," Katynsky
said. "If I was younger I'd have
gone down there and done some-
thing."
Huey had been struck from a


Dr. Frank May of Port St. Joe
has a unique Valentine's Day
present for the needy of his com-
munity-FREE dental treatment
on a first come, first serve basis at
his dental office on Thursday,
February 13, in observance of
Valentine's Day.
"I have, been blessed with a
successful dental practice," says,
Dr. May. "And I want to give a
token of my sincere appreciation
back to my community."
Dr. May, who has been prac-
ticing dentistry in Port St. Joe for
fourteen years, wants to let every-
one know that his entire staff
insisted that they work, this
Valentine's Day benefit without
pay. "My staff is my greatest
asset, and I can't tell you how
proud I. am of them for.organizing:
and putting this benefit together,"
May stated.
Dr. May wants everyone to
know that no one will be refused
treatment, but he hopes that the
truly needy will be allowed first
access to his care. Patients must
be at least 12 years of age to be
seen, and accompanied by a par-
ent or guardian if under the age of
18.,


distance of no more, than 25-30 No appointments will be
feet. made. Patients will be given a time
'That's what you call shooting for their treatment on a first
a sitting duck," Katynsky said with come, 'first serve basis Thursday,
a rueful look. "I've been here at February 13, beginning at 8:30
this landing for 33 years. We've a.m., and as much treatment will
had problems occasionally, but be accomplished as time allows.
,nothing this stupid. '"This will not be comprehen-
"My neighbors are heartbro- sive care," says Dr. May. "Rather,
,,ken. They're taking it like We lost ve c il attempt to satisfy patients'
, one of the family."


immediate needs in the time we
have available." Treatment will
include cleaning, x-rays, fillings,
extractions, diagnostics and pain
control.
Dr. Ma'y hopes to make
Dentists with a Heart an annual
Valentine's Day event, and would
love to see Dentists with a Heart
spread throughout .,the country.
a"Dentists are. dedicated, compas-
Ssionate, honest professionals who
work hard to provide excellent
care for their patients," May said.
"It would be great foi our profes-
sion, and for needy people nation-
wide, if this event caught on."

Heartfelt Thanks
-We would like to express our
heartfelt thanks to each and
everyone from Port St. Joe who
came to Cross City, Florida to visit .
the family of Leroy Yarrell, Sr. We,
thank everyone .for all acts of
kindness rendered dunnp the loss
of our beloved Leroy Yarrell, Sr.
Your prayers, telephone calls, vis-.
its, cards, flowers, and dishes
were well received with thought
and care. May God continue to
bless and keep you all. ,
-Katrina McNeal and the Yarrell
Family, Cross City, Florida

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The Gulf County School Board took its monthly meeting to Wewaitcka Hig Scool on Tuesday.

The Gulf County School Board took its monthly meeting to Wewahitchka High School on Tuesday.


ties and some equipment and
would borrow some students from
the middle school to assist in the
effort. Local law enforcement
would also lend a hand.
Once each is fingerprinted and
photographed, the material would
be sent home with the child.
"I wanted to make a real
impact on the community, even if I
only help one child,", Helms said.
"If it helps only one child, it was
successful.
"So many children go missing
every year. In Gulf County some-
thing like this has never been
done."
Helms' effort would be funded


From Page 1A


al was removed.
'They are progressing at a nice
pace," Kelley said. 'These items
need to be done and they could not
have foreseen any of this. When
they tear off the roof there were
things that were not predictable.
"(Company officials indicate)
this is one of the most difficult jobs
this company had undertaken."
Kelley provided a,brief report
on Gulf Academy, the second-
chance school established for the
2002-2003 school year.
A total of 16 students have
been enrolled during the school
year. Three have returned to their
regular school, two were referred
to the Department of Juvenile
Justice, two moved out of the dis-
trict and eight remain at Gulf
Academy.
Kelley said he and board
chairman Billy Quinn Jr., walked
through the site and discussed
possible improvements for next
year.


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through donations and any funds
not used on the fingerprinting
would be donated to St. Jude's
Children's Hospital.
"I think we need to get on
board with this," Kelley said. "This
is a worthwhile program. We'll
work with (Helms) all we can."
The board approved five
more change orders for the ongo-
ing re-roofing of Port St. Joe High
School.
The project, originally con-
tracted for $810,000 isnow above
$1.022 million.
However, Kelley said that there
was damage and areas of degrad-
ing which crews could not have
foreseen before the old roof materi-


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The Gulf County Sheriffs Office was one of just five counties in
the state honored by the Florida Sheriffs Association for having zero
no-fault accidents with their vehicles the past year. Sheriff Frank
McKeithen was also named chairman of the Florida Sheriff's
Association Task Force for Zone 1, which spans from Escambia to
Gadsden counties. As chairman, he will coordinate response and
needs assessment in case of emergencies or natural disasters.


Sheriff's Beat
Recent Bookings...
January 29: Maury Littleton,
Sr., 51, of Overstreet, possession
marijuana more than twenty
grams, possession marijuana with
intent to distribute, possession
paraphernalia; Donna Clements,
51, Panama City, DUI, refusal to
sign citation; Thomas Leslie, Jr.,
45, Wewahitchka, VOP-aggravat-
ed assault.
January 30: James L.
Ostman, 33, of Port 'St. Joe;
DWLSR, expired tag less than six
months; Latoya Pace, 28, of Port
St. Joe, FTA-grand theft; Johnny
Parsons, 43, of Wewahitchka,
DWLSR; Laura Robblee, 25, of
Carrabelle, VOP-possession co-
caine.
January 31: Charles Segers,
42, of Port St. Joe, VOP-lewd las-
civious; Joann Wilder, 45, of
Wewahitchka, expired tag more
than six months; Darion Dawson,
27, of Port St. Joe, aggravated
domestic battery.
SFebruary 1: James, Howe, 40,
of Kinard, VOCC, DUI worthless
checks; Richard Sheppard, 48,, of
Wewahitchka, DWLSR

SPSJPD News
On January 26, Randall Craig
Phillips, age 20, of Port St. Joe,
was stopped for a traffic infraction
and upon further investigation he
was found to be in possession of
-more than twenty grams of
cannabis. He was arrested and
taken to Gulf County Jail to await
first appearance.
On Januawjy 30, Latoya D.
Pace, age 28, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested for failing to appear in
court on a previous charge. Pace
was arrested with ut incident and
booked.
On January 30, James L.
Ostman, age 33, of St. Joe Beach,
was arrested for operating a vehi-
cle with a suspended driver's
license. Ostman was also issued a
citation for expired tag exceeding
six months.
On February 3, Steve
Santiago Espitia, age 25, of
Overstreet, was arrested for pos-
session of less than twenty grams
of cannabis .and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
On December 26, a backpack
was located at the car wash on
4th Street in Port St. Joe. The
backpack contained gloves, shot-
, gun shells and other items. The
owner can claim this property at-
the Port St. Joe Police Department


at .410 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe or call to set up an appoint-
ment at 850-229-8265, talk with
Sgt. Simmons.


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AARP Driver Safety Course Offered


The Mexico Beach AARP
Chapter #4325 will sponsor the
New Edition 5 AARP 55 Alive
Driver Safety Program. This high-
ly effective driver's refresher
course is approved and encour-
aged by state and federal govern-
ments and is for all drivers fifty
years of age and older.
The course will be taught at
the Mexico Beach Civic Center,
(behind Parker Realty) on Tuesday
and Wednesday, February 11 and
12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:' ) p.m.
CST. Classes will be press .ted in
two four-hour sessions over the
two-day period, and will be
instructed by Dick McLaughlin, a
trained AARP volunteer.
Upon completion of the
course, a certificate will besissued
to each participant to give or send
to their insurance company for a


discount on auto insurance for
the next three years. To cover
some of the expenses a fee of
$10.00 per person will be collect-
ed. Checks are to be made
payable to AARP. There are no
examinations, no driving tests
and no chance of losing a driver's
license.
The course will teach senior
drivers to become more aware of
hazards on the road, age-related
physical changes and how to cope
with hazardous weather driving
conditions. It will also cover new
laws, highway signs and road
markings, and the safety aspect of
driving. The effects of alcohol and
the danger of mixing alcohol and
medications will be discussed.
Also covered will be ways to avoid
the criminal while getting into,
out of, and while driving a car.


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VFW Plans

February

Activities
The John C. Gainous VFW
Post #10069 and its Ladies
Auxiliary will hold their February
monthly meeting on Tuesday,
February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Katie
Geoghagan, the District 17 and
State of Florida Voice of
Democracy First Place winner
from Port St. Joe will attend and
read her winning essay. She will
also receive her awards from Post
#10069.
On Saturday, February 15,
the John C. Gainous VFW Post
will\host the District 17 meeting
beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET. A
combined meeting will be held
before lunch. The First and
Second Place District 17 Patriot's
Pen Essay winners from grades 6
and 7 will attend. First Place win-
ner, Dexter Hunter, sponsored by
VFW Post #8283 of Wewahitchka,
will read his essay. Second Place
winner is Charlotte Faircloth,
sponsored by the VFW Post
#10069 of Port St. Joe. They will
receive ribbons, medals, certifi-
cates and money.-
Also attending and receiving
her awards will be the Second
Place District 17 winner of the
Voice of Democracy from grades
10 through 12, Robin Renee
Rutenberg, sponsored by VFW
Post #2185 of Panama City. After
the noon lunch break the men
and ladies will go to their separate
meetings. The state representative
atetnding will be Harvey Eckhoff
On Saturday, February 8, the-
post will have a clean-up day to
get the post ready for the District
meeting. The male members are
needed for the outside and heavy
work and the lady members are
needed for the inside. The post
asks that all members', please
come out and help. The clean-up
will start at 9:00. a.m. ET but the
post urges everyone to come
whenever they can on Saturday,
they will be there for a while and
can use all the help they can get.

Highway Patrol To Set
Vehicle and License
Inspection Checkpoints
The Florida 'Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points during the month of
February in Bay and Gulf
Counties.
February 7 through 13: .SR-
71 near CR-275; SR-22 near the
Bay County Line and SR-71 near
Trailer City.
February 14 through 20: SR-
69 near CR-274; CR-22 near CR-
22-A arid SR-71 near Chipola
Street.


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Victoria Hightower, a sixth
grade student at Wewahitchka
Elementary School spelled her
way to a county spelling chamipi-
onship on Thursday, January 30.
This year's county bee was held in
the Media Center at Wewahitchka
Middle School, and had five con-
testants, one from each school in
the county having grades four
through eight.
After several rounds of com-
petition, the field had been nar-
rowed "to, champ Victoria and
Karisa Nelson, a, seventh grade
student from Faith Christian
School. After six rounds of compe-
tition between Victoria and
Karisa, the match ended when
Karisa misspelled the word "idol"
and Victoria spelled the words
"skillet".and "tangy" correctly for
her championship.
Other school champs partici-
pating in the bee were Chelsea
Flanagan of Port St. Joe
Elementary School, Jason Price of

Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club News
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold its next
meeting on Tuesday, February 11
at 12:00 noon ET in the c.mmu--
fnit room ,of the, VolunLter ,Fjir.e.
Department in St. Joe Beach -(t
the corner of Alabama and Court).
The hostesses will be Flora Brown
and Sandy Yarborough. It will be a
pot luck lunch with meat and
desserts furnished by members.
At the February meeting, the
members will honor the charter-
ing members and the club's 24th
Anniversary. The club was formed
and accepted into the. Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs in
1979 with thirty-seven members
in attendance. Of these thirty-
seven charter members, there are
seven left.
The present District Treasur-

er, Vesta Conley, has served six
years and will be serving the dis-
trict for two riore years.
This club has been an active
club in the. past, holding three
judged flower shows, three
District Two meetings and horti-
culture meetings.
Two of the club's past presi-
dents, Barbara Mannon and Sally
Malone, have been directors. They
have had eighteen garden clubs in
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Stanley Paul Farmer, 94, of.
Wewahitchka, died February 1 at
his home. He was born on August
23, 1908 in Roncevert, West
Virginia.
He is, survived by Bob
Kimbrell and wife Elaine, grand-
daughter Sara Jane Johnson and
grandson Nathan, all of
Huntsville, AL; Max Melvin and
grandchildren' Raven and
Matthew of Millington, TN; Nancy
Melvin of Jacksonville; and two
nieces, Tweeta Gaskin of
Wewahitchka and Gloria Pfluger
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at Robert's Cemetery in Wewa-
hitchka on Monday, February 3 at
3:00 p.m. CT with the Reverend
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as judges. Thanks also to the host
school, Wewahitchka NMiddle
School for the reception honoring
all participants and guests.
Victoria will receive a plaque
from the Kiwanis Club of Port St.
Joe. The champ's next challenge
will be the regional competition in
Panama City on Saturday, March
8. This competition is sponsored
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rOur Readers
Write

Letters the


Appreciated
'Push' Article
This letter is to thank Tim
Croft for his article "Pushing Back
the Ocean" in the January 16
issue. We appreciate his presence
at one of-the community meetings
on Cape San Blas and his clear
explanation of the problem and
possible solution.
Our house on White, Sands
Drive is owned jointly by three
inter-related families; we have
enjoyed it for seventeen years and
were coming to the Cape to stay in
rental units for many years prior
to building there. Thus we have
seen the numerous changes, both
in development and in the shape
of the beach.
We weathered the devastation
of Hurricane Opal and had suc-
cessfully, we thought, helped the
dunes to rebuild. But the erosion
of 2002 has continued to deplete
the beach area which had earlier.
been so bountiful and beautiful,
and it is now endangering our
beloved beach home. We are, of
course, not alone.
As part-time residents, we
share in your pride as Port St. Joe
and surrounding areas continues
to develop as an attractive com-
munity. Perhaps we would have
liked for it to remain more pris-
tine, but now that it has been 'dis-
covered', there is no return to that
possibility. We do, therefore, join
with other Gulf Countians in hop-
ing to preserve this precious
coastal area. For us personally, it
is an expensive undertaking but
seemingly a necessary one.
Thanks again for your cover-
age of this situation.
-Sincerely, Helen P. Taylor
for White Sands Shoreline
Protection Association

Washington Post
Article Boasts
About The Beaches
Greetings!
Although I now reside in the
metro Washington, D.C. area, I


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enjoy keeping up-to-date with my
hometown by reading The Star
online, and thought you might be
interested to know that the
Sunday, January 19 edition of'
The Washington Post included a
very fascinating article on the
beaches of Gulf County, particu-
larly St. Joseph's Peninsula.
The title of the article, found
in the Travel Section, was "The
Battle of the Best Kept Secrets". If
you are interested in reading the
article, I will gladly mail you a
copy, or you can access it directly
by going to www.washingtonpost.
com and clicking on their Travel
Section.
Thanks for the great job you
do on the online version of The
Star!
-Lisa Ray
Centreville, Virginia

Property Owner Urges
Support for GC Coastal
Development Assn.
The value of our lot at Indian
Pass has gone from substantial to
zero because of'the CBRA zone
designation and because private
flood insurance is no longer
available.
We have requested. the taxing
authorities to immediately lower
our assessed valuation. We feel
that it is the only fair and proper
way to handle CBRA area
assessments at this time.
We urge all property owners
affected by CBRA to support Ron
Morrow and the Gulf County
Coastal Development Association
in their efforts to eliminate CBRA
designations on Indian Pass and
Cape San Blas.
Send this group MONEY! This
is a worthy effort. Not being able
to 'build affects all who live and
work in Gulf County.
Thank you to all at The Star
who keep us out-of-towners so
well informed.
-Sue White
Dunwoody, GA


hold their annual membership
drive and meeting at the Gulf
County Public Library, on
Saturday,, February 8, from 2:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the library
conference room. Refreshments
will be prepared and served by the
members. Special planning is
being done by Verna Mathes.
The Friends have a wonderful
schedule for the membership
drive and meeting this year, which!
will include visits by several local
authors and illustrators. The
authors will have their books on
display and will be available for
signing. This year's special guest
will be Norma Hubbard of
Panama City. Joining her will be
Sherril Russ of Cape San Blas,
William Trotter of Apalachicola,
and Dawn Evans Radford of East
Point.
All members are encouraged
to attend and bring a friend.
Applications will be accepted for
new members and dues will be
accepted from current members.
There will be drawings for door
prizes. For more information call
Neatie Witter, President, at 227-
1110 or Jean Faliski, Library
Director, at 229-8879.


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Eight o'clock until one o'clock a.m. Saturday, February 22nd
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* Trish and .a. id Woarrirer IaCRio Srck/JC Enterprises
'* Eecorar.e Fl:.,rig Jo, and H-atrer Rish The Port Fine Wine and Spirits
Gold: liluj: tr..:.'j :'.Carter Captrn David Rich Windolf Construction
* Froan. D, r.1a, D .i : P Gar, .entie The Port Inn Cox & Associates
* Sunrise C'-_'ao:.tai Grill fir. Girc..-_.r, and Scholz + The Star Publishing Co.
* .:, er i,,r L.a, iKie, /E -.eriors Landscape and Curbing
* Beacor Hill Tireap, and Weinre .. C.enter/Coastal Fitness and Rehabilitation
* Cc.OitaI Decigr, and La.3riO:pinra ,
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* week at "Might a: ',a'i a Gulf Front 3BR,2 1/2 BA home, sleeps 10-Trish and Da.ai Warr.ner ':i.8r75 .oilue
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* $500 worth of Landscaping Services-Coastal Design and Landscaping- $500 Value
* Sunset Cruise for 6 or a Day out on the Bay-David Rich and Illustrious Charters '.500 .',DI-Je
* Custom Design 4 ft. by 4 ft. sign Boyer Signs $500 value
+ A set of Custom Made Bleaching Trays Frank D. May D.M.D., P.A. $300 Value
* Sunglasses, and 2 Eye Exams The Eye Center of North Florida $300 Value
* A Beautiful Piece of Jewelry-The Jewelry Chest $250 Value
* Furniture-Badcock Home Furnishings $250 value
* 2 Nights at "Angel Place" a 3 BA/2BA Beach house with a boat dock on the VWeir:.c Beacr, Canal-Kerigar- I.1ar'erirg
Associates, LLC $250 Value
* Complete Estate Plan, including Will, Living will, Power of Attorney and Health Care :.urr,.,gate De.garation.-im
McFarland $250 Value
* $250 worth of Services including Dry Cleaning and Wash, Dry Fold- Mert's Cleaner. 5250 '.r-e
* A romantic 4 Course Dinner for 2 at the Sunset Grill with a bottle of Dom Perigr.:rn-Sujri-e. C,....oa:r. -i -iiii .235 ..'j.ue
* A Romantic Weekend at The Port.Inn-The Port Inn $200 Value
* A Dove Hunt for 2 hunters at The Tooth'and Nail Farm $200 value
* 2 Hours of Expert Computer Service, and a Computer Mouse Bill Walker $15C '.olue
* Diving Mask, Snorkel and Fins-Captain Black's Marine $130 value
* 2 Photography Sessions, Each Includes up to 25 4 x 6 images, Choice of black :in .-.r-,.e or c.-.:..Dr Dana Pairrier 125.
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* Cigar Minnows-Eugene Raffleld $125 Value
* 7 Deluxe Car Washes-Bay Wash of Port St. Joe, $70 Value
DRAWINGS:
* N-Style Gift Basket-N-Style $55 Value Tire Rotate and Balance Bay Auto Ser.Ice Center 40 valuee
* Gift Certificates from The Nail Place + Basic Lube, Oil and Filter Change Oil Cnange E.pre,' 527 .'ilue
* 4 Lunches for 2 diners Sisters Restaurant $60 Value
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2003


Shark Baseball Brings Back Alumni Game to Start Season


After eight years of rest the
Port St. Joe Shark baseball alum-
ni team dusted off their gloves
and rosined up their bats to take
on the challenge of the 2003
Shark baseball squad.
The smell of Ben-gay perme-
ated through the atmosphere at
Shark stadium Saturday after-
noon, an obvious sign that mem-
bers of the alumni team had been
trying to get ready for the big
game.
Forty-nine year old Curtis
Little was the eldest alumni squad


member and even though his
efforts required a visit from the
on-field emergency oxygen crew in
the ninth inning, he demonstrated
that blazing speed from years
gone by.
Old Shark pitchers Stacey
Strickland, Russell Young, Ryan
Yeager, Bill Ramsey and Mickie
Gainnie nursed their arms
through nine innings to earn the
group win 9-6 (or 9-7 depending
on whose book you looked at).
Chase Millender, Travis
Burge, Adam Nixon, Austin


Horton and Randall Johnson toed
the mound for their first game like
innings of the season representing
the young Shark pitching staff.
Alumni Coach Kesley Colbert
and High School Coach Chuck
Gannon were making plans for
next year's game during the after
game hamburger supper. See
more about the game in Kes's col-
umn on page two of this issue.


R. D. Davis takes advantage Alumni players late in the game caught a Shark player in a rundown between third and home.
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Mexico Beach


by the Auditor General, with direc-
tion, if any, from the legislative
auditing committee and the peti-
tion itself.
However, that is part of the
rub with the Mexico Beach peti-
tion.
The key sentence of the peti-
tion reads, "We believe that serious
problems exist in the management
of City funds in material misstate-
ment' and violation of generally
accepted accounting principles."
The basis for those beliefs,
what areas of the city's finances
are in question, are not spelled
out.
Mullins, when asked to pro-
vide even one example or set of
facts to support the contention in
.the petition, refused.
"We have specific reasons for
requesting the audit but they must
remain confidential between us
and the Auditor General at this
point," Hodgson said.
Until, the audit is underway
there is no confidentiality require-
ment, according to the Auditor
General's office.
Once underway, the Auditor
General's notes and work product
Q' are confidential until an audit
report is made, the Auditor
General's spokesman added.
And while it not entirely
unheard of for a petition to arrive
at the Auditor General's office
without specific information,
many, such as the DeFuniak
Springs petition? spell out areas of
concern to citizens.
""I think the statement was
deliberately vague to get people to
sign the petition," said Mayor
Kathy Kingsland.
An open offer to Hodgson to
have anyone connected with the
petition ,drive provide just one
example to support the group's
assertions garnered nary a
response.
Which only maintains the
stealth campaign that has been as
much a part of the city's landscape
as the beach for months, if not
years.
While city officials have- tried


From Page


to address the whispers and
rumors concerning the city's
finances at several public forums,
it has done little to halt the below-
the-radar efforts of its critics.
And, in fact, those whispers
and word-on-the-street specula-
tion, which have yet to be publicly
linked with facts, are exactly why a
state audit is needed, Hodgson
said.
"This will dispel all the doubts,
all the rumors, the questions will
be answered," said Hodgson, while
strongly denying that politics
played a part in the petition drive.
"Everything will be laid to rest
and we can move on."
Which might be one of the few
areas on which Hodgson and
Kingsland would agree.
"I hate that this city is going to
have to re-prioritize projects to
have this audit," Kingsland said.
"But I look at this as an opportu-
nity."
After inheriting a financial
"mess" upon taking office,
Kingsland said she and city staff
have made "tremendous" strides in
bringing order to the city's
finances and financial records.
That has been reflected in the
most recent annual audits.
There is still work to be done,
she acknowledged, but the oppor-
tunity to "work with the experience
of the state auditors -to facilitate
improvements" was one she
embraced eagerly.
Kingsland agreed with
Hodgson that the state audit
should put to rest the whispers
and back-biting which have domi-
nated the city's political arena.
If words are an accurate mea-
sure, the seeds for some of the
current discontent within a faction
of the community were sown long
before much of the current city
council and city staff were in
place.
Hodgson said the issue of a
state audit was discussed as far
back as 1999-2000.
A federal class action lawsuit
involving bonds issued under the
city's name, which has been


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offered up as the latest rationale
for the audit, has its origins in the
late 1990s and another mayor,
another city council and another
city administrator.
However, slowing the swirl of
accusations, rumors and whispers
that has enveloped the city's cur-
rent government will come at a
cost to the taxpayers.
"We'll do what we have to do,"
Sabiston said. "It's unfortunate.
It's a matter of what project or pro-
jects are going to have to be taken
off the table."


Taylor and Duarte
Awarded Team
Platinum Sales Award
The Realtor Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf
Counties announced' its winners
at their annual award banquet
held at the Gibson Inn on
January 23. Prudential Resort
Realty congratulates Libia Taylor
and Eli Duarte who were winners
of the Team Platinum Sales
Award, which is conferred upon
realtors generating over
$10,000,000 in annual sales.
They were also awarded third
place in Sales Volume and third
place for Sales Transactions.
Libia Taylor's and Eli Duarte's
team efforts placed them again as
the "Number One Team in Gulf
County". Taylor and Duarte were
2nd runner-ups to two great
teams of highly professional real-
tors from St. George Island.
"It is a great time to be serving
the real estate needs of the prop-
erty owners in Gulf County,"
Taylor noted. "It is always through
the cooperation of local service
providers, government agencies
and our fellow realtors that this
accomplishment is possible. We
plan to continue providing a pro-
fessional, friendly service to our
clients in 2003 from our new loca-
tion in the heart of Port St. Joe's
downtown, 109 Reid Avenue."
"I am pleased to be serving
clients in our" community,"
observed Duarte. "We are blessed
with much beauty and many fine
people. I am proud of our awards,
but even prouder to be part of our
larger community."


/ THANKS FROM THE


ST. JOE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

The St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary, sponsor of the very successful First Annual Low
Country Boil that was held Feb 1st at The St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center, would like
to thank the wonderful generosity of area businesses and the dedicated volunteers that
helped it stage this event for the benefit of the newly forming Non-Profit group, "The
Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves".

Thank you to the following businesses that provided gifts for the raffle:
Dead Fish Charters of Indian Pass Campground
The Entrance
SHapp v Ours :
Debbie Hooper
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Richard & Anne Ingram
St Vincent Island Shuttle Services

A very special Thank You to:
The St. George Island Cooking Team chefs' Lee Edmonston, Woody Miley and
Royl Ogles.
Recording Artist Gene Mitchell for donating his time and talent.
The National Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Employees & friends that did all the
behind the scenes real work on their day offl
Jimmie & Betty McNeili for spending endless hours making sure that the food was to the Chefs'
specification and arrived on time.
George Duren for midnight hour potatoes acquisition!
Deputy Sheriff Terry Carr of the Gulf County Sheriff s Office
The Star '
Bay County Audubon
St. Joe Timberlands Company
Gulf Coast Community College staff & students.
The numbers of other volunteers from The Friends Of St. Joseph Bay Preserves and The St. Joe
Wildlife Sanctuary are too numerous to name individually but you all deserve a pat on the back for a
job well done. If we have missed listing you here, forgive us but remember you are still appreciated.

Thank you also to:
All those that attended. We hope you enjoyed the good food, great music and sunshine.
If you missed it this year, we look forward to doing this again for
\ The Friends Of St. Joseph Bay Preserves next year and hope to see you there!!


make my kids wear theirs." While
these may seem like valid excuses
to them at the time, they won't
keep a child from being hurt or
killed in a crash, and they won't
keep the driver from getting a
ticket," Chief Hersey said.
Florida law requires children
three years old and younger to
ride in a child safety seat. Four
and five-year-olds are required to
be in a safety seat or safety belt
and children age six through sev-
enteen must wear a safety belt.
For every unbuckled child in the
car, a hefty ticket goes to the driv-
er. The fine for unbuckled kids in
Gulf County is $75.00.
"If you have a small child, put
them in a child safety seat," Chief
Hersey said. "If your child or pas-
senger is between six and seven-


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National Child Passenger
Safety Week is in February; and
the Port St. Joe Police Department
wants to remind parents of the
consequences of not buckling up
their children. The agency will
participate in the Buckle Up
Florida Safety Belt Enforcement
Wave from February 10th through
the 23rd. During this time, law
enforcement will be taking a close
look to find unbuckled kids.
In 2001, there were 4,675
children ages five and under who
were killed or injured in traffic
crashes. This age group is
required to be in a child safety
seat or safety belt,- but many
times they are not. Chief Hersey
said officers often hear excuses
from drivers who have unbuckled
'kids in the car.
"We hear excuses all the time
from people about why they don't
have their kids in safety seats or
safety belts," Chief Hersey said.
"Sometimes they say the child
was crying, so they took them out.
Sometimes they say they are only
going a short distance. We have
also heard "My child doesn't like
to be buckled in" and "I don't wear
my safety belt, so I can't really


teen, make sure they wear their
safety belt. Of course, adults
should wear their belts, too. It's
important to make safety belts a
habit for kids now, so they will
continue to wear them when they
are older. We enforce safety belt
laws year-round, but during
National Child Passenger Safety
Week, we take a special look at
child safety. There is no accept-
able excuse for putting a child in
needless danger."
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The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
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2A poll, suffered a 76-73 District
3-2A loss to ninth ranked Blount-
stown on Friday night; then
picked up a 78-74 overtime win
over Quincy Shanks in "the
Dome" on Saturday.
PORT ST. JOE 73, BLOUNTSTOWN 76
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31ST
The sixth ranked Port St. Joe
Tiger Sharks dropped to 16-5
overall on the season and 4-1 in
district play with Friday night's
76-73 loss at Blountstown.
The Tiger Sharks jumped out
to a 24-19 lead by the end of the.
first quarter, but the Tigers
bounced back to tie the game at
41-41 by halftime. Blountstown
extended its lead to 59-52 by the
end of the third quarter, then held
off a late run by the Tiger Sharks.
Raye Bailey hit five three
pointers, and made 10 shots from
the foul line to lead the Tiger
Sharks with 33 points. He, hit
three three-pointers, one two and
was eight of eight from the foul
line for 19 points in the fourth
quarter.,
Woodrow Cherry followed
with 18 points; while Dennis
Warren made two three-pointers
and finished with 11 points.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 24 17 11 21 73
Tigers 19 22 18 17 76


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Feb. 13 District Semi-Finals
Feb. 15 District Finals
Feb. 20 Regional Quarter-Finals
Feb. 25 Semi-Finals
March 1 Regional Finals


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PSJ (73)- Raye Bailey 33, Bo
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Thomas Webb, 2, Dennis Warren
11, and Don Jecha 2.
BHS (76)- Fitten 6, Grant 10,
Reed 5, Garrett 35, Pitts 7, Spears
4, and Williams 9.
PORT ST. JOE 78, QUINCY 74
The Tiger Sharks outscored
Quincy Shanks 9-5 in overtime
Saturday to pick up a 78-74
victory in "the Dome."
Quincy took a 17-14 lead by
the end of the first quarter, but
Port St. Joe bounced back in the
second to outscore Shanks 17-9
to take a 31-26 lead into the half.
Quincy then outscored the Tiger
Sharks 21-15 in the third quarter
to take a one point lead, but the
Tiger Sharks sent the game into
overtime when they outscored
Shanks 22-21 in the final quarter.
Woodrow Cherry made 13 free
throws and led the Tiger Sharks
with a. game high 29 points. Raye
Bailey made three three-pointers
and followed with 21 points; while
Bo Lenox added 12 points and
two three-pointers.
The Tiger Sharks will host
Liberty County on Thursday for'
their final regular season District
3-2A game; host Bay High on
Friday; then travel to Apalach-
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Mixed Results for WHS


/ WEWAHITCHKA 57, LIBERTY Co. 71
The Wewahitchka Gators
dropped to 3-14 overall on the
season with Thursday night's 71-
57 loss to Liberty County' in
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Final registration will be held
on Saturday, February 8 from
10:00 a.m. to noon at Wewa State
Bank.
Try-outs will be held on
Saturday, February 15. All chil-
dren attending try-outs must be
at TL James'Park by 9:00 a.m. CT.
All players should attend try-outs
except those playing T-ball.

Wewahitchka Baseball
Alumni Game Saturday
The Wewahitchka Baseball
Team has challenged former
Gator players to an Alumni Game
to be held this Saturday,
February 8th at 6:00 CT. Prior to
the game, there will be a home
run derby that will begin at 4:00.


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Jon Curtis led all scorers with
a game high 35 points. Will
Owens followed with 13 points
respectfully.
Score by Quarters
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Bulldogs 16 14 20 21 71
WEWA (57)- Will Strange 4, Will
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STAR PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School

RAYE BAILEY
Roye, a junior point guard, made five
three pointers 10foul shots andfin.
shed. uJith 33 points in the Tiger
Sharks 76-73 loss to Blountscown
on Friday Baolley hit thrce
three-pointers, one two and
wa s eight of eight from the
charity stripe for 19 points in
the fourth quarter He then
added three three.pointers .
-- and 21 points in a 78-74
overtime wir against Quincy
Shanks on Saturday.
KATORIA
MITCHELL
Hatorla, a sophomore, had 10 points
and six rebounds in the Lady Shorks' 63.
38 win over Arnold on Monday.

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Feb. 7 Bay Home 6:00-7:30
Feb. 8 Apalachicola Away 6:00-7:30
Feb. 14 Wewahitchka Away 7:00-8:30
Feb. 15 Quincy Away 5.00
Feb. 21 District Semi-Finals PSJ Dome
Feb. 22 District Finals PSJ Dome
Feb. 27 Regional Quarter-Finals
March 4 9 Regional Semi-Finals
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Gators (From Page IOA)


Owens 13, David Edwards 5, and
Jon Curtis Gates 35.
LCHS (71)- Berrium 17, Parish
15, and Cargile 20.
WEWAHITCHKA 51, APAIACHICOLA 108
The Gators dropped to 3-15
overall on the season and 1-6 in
District 3-A .play with Tuesday
night's 108-51 loss to Apalach-
icola.
The Gators trailed 60-23 at
halftime, and were outscored 48-
28 in the second half of play.
Jon Curtis. Gates led the
Gators with a game high 20
points.
Wewahitchka will host Arnold
(I on Thursday night, and Blount-
stown on Tuesday.
Score by Quarters
Gators 15 8 17 11 51
Sharks 29 31 23 25 -108
WEWA (51)- Codi Poe 6, David
Edwards 7, Jon Curtis Gates 20,
Will Strange 8, Byron Jones 10.
AHS (108)- Brown 6, Evans 11,
Jones 2, Rochelle 8, Floyd 6,
Williams 18, Ross 8, Polk 12,
Rhodes 3, J. Turiell 12, Allen 14,
and B. Turrell 8.


Lady Gators
WEWAHITCHKA 47, BAY HIGH 30
The Wewahitchka Lady
Gators improved to 5-18 overall
on the season with Monday
night's 47-30 victory over the
visiting Bay High Lady Tornados.
Brandi Sasser led the Lady
Gators with 12 points; while
Britney Grice added 10 points
respectively. ,
Bay High's Michelle Bennett
led all scorers with a game high
15 points.
WEWAHITCHKA 28,' LIBERTY Co. 34
The Wewahitchka Lady- ,
Gators dropped to 5-19 on the
season with Tuesday night's 34-
28 loss to Liberty County.
The Lady Gators trailed 14-10
at; halftime, then were outscored,
20-18 in the second half.
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Three Lady Sharks, Kayla Jefferson, Margaret Gibson and Cheyne Todd were recognized Tuesday
evening at Senior night. They are shown with their parents above, from left: Monette Jefferson, Kayla
Jefferson, Cheyne Todd, Lynn Todd, Mary Gibson, Margaret Gibson and Tom Gibson.


Lydia Watkins hits a short jump shot for two of her 18 points in
Tuesday night's 41-34 victory over R. F. Munroe.


Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 5 9 15 5 34
Gators 6 4 9 9 28
"WV WA (28)- Biandi Sasser 15,
Kayla Rich'5, Britney Grice 6, and


Padgett 2.
I,CHS (34)- Taylor 10, Proctor 6,
Rudd 6 Holcomb 7, ahd Brigham
5.


Lady Shal
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks,
ranked #8 in the latest Class 2A
poll, picked up three wins this
week to improved to 18-2 overall
on the season. The Lady Sharks
defeated Blountstown 53-26 ohn
Thursday; Arnold 63-38 on
Monday; then R. F. Munroe 41-34
on Tuesday ....
PORT ST. JOE 53, BLOUNTSTOWN 26
S The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks'
got off to 'a slow start last
Thursday night. but quickly
adjusted to defeat Blountstown
53-26.
A;. The Lady Sharks managed
only four points in the first,
quarter. but outscored the Tigers
29-7 in the second to take a 33-9
lead.bv halftime. Port St. Joe (1.6--
..4-2j't ien outscored Bloaf.r
t nr 20-15 in the second half.


rks Continue to Roll


Lydia Watkins led all scorers
with a game high 18 points, 12:
rebounds t and seven steals.
Gekeela Clemmons followed with
14 points; while Kayla Jefferson
added pight points and six
rebounds. Latrice Larry had four
steals.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 4 29 12 8 -53
Tigers 2 7 6 9 26
PSJ (53)- Lydia Watkins 18,
Kayla Jefferson 8, Gekeela
Clemmorns 14, Shawna Bond 1,
Latrice Larry. 2, and Lanetta. Bell
10.
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Johnsofi 5, Kimbrel 7, and Futch
8.
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to an early 18-0 lead by the.end of
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Feb. 11 Blountlsown Home 6 00/7:30
Feb. 13 Rullherford Home 6-00/7:30
Feb. 14 PSJ Home 6:00/7:30


Varsity Boys Basketball
Feb. 6 Arnold Home 6:00/7:30
Feb. 11 Blounlstown Home 6:00/7 30
Feb. 13 Rutherford Home 6:00/7 30
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provide' FREE dental care for the needy of our communi-
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The foundation provides thou-
sands of dollars in scholarships -
the goal the past several years has
been $30,000 each year to stu-
dents throughout Gulf County.
Students in seventh through
12th grades are awarded points


Lady Sharks (From Page IIA)
Clemmons 4, Shawna Bond 9,
Margaret Gibson 2, Nikki Jenkins
3, and Katoria Mitchell 10.
AHS (38)- Byrd 12, Vasiliadez 3,
McGowen 10, Brown 4, Van-
haussan 4, and Reagan 2.
PORT ST. JOE 34, R. F. MUNROE 41
The Lady Sharks had trouble
finishing off the R. F. Munroe
Lady Bobcats Tuesday night, but
managed to come away with a 41-
34 victory to improve to 18-2
overall on the season.
Port St. Joe took a 28-13 lead
into intermission, but were
outscored 21-13 in the second
half.
Lydia Watkins led all scorers
with a game high 18 points and
11 rebounds. Gekeela Clemmons
added 10 points;, while Latrice
Larry had four steals.
Port St. Joe will play their
final regular season game on
Thursday when they travel to Bay-
High.
On Thursday, February 13th
the Lady Sharks will travel to
Bristo take on Liberty. County
in the District 3-2A semi-finals at
S7:30 ET. Port St. Joe heads into
the district tournament as the #2
seed, while Liberty County is the:
#3 seed. Prior to the Lady Sharks'
game, top seeded Greensboro will
take on fourth seeded Blount-
stown at 6:00.
The District 3-2A champion-
ship game will be on Saturday,.
February 15th in Bristol at 7:30
ET.
Score by Quarters
Bobcats 8 5 8 13 34
Sharks 13 15 4 9 41
PSJ (41)- Lydia Watkins 18,
Kayla Jefferson 2, Gekeela
Clemmons 10, Shawna Bond 7,
and Latrice Larry 4.
RFM (34)- Vanlandingham 13,
Miller 1, Murray 3, Torbush 9,
Pullen 2, Parrish 4, and Branhen
2.


based on academic progress,
extracurricular activities, etc., at
the end of each school year.
Upon graduation those points
can be cashed in for, well, cash to-
aid in attending college.
The college choice determines
the amount of the scholarship
award.
' "A lot of our kids do not.have
money for certain expenses at col-

PSJ Dixie Baseball
Registration
The Port St. Joe Dixie
Baseball League will be register-
ing players for the 2003 season on
Thursday, February 6 from 5:00
p.m. until 8:00 p.m. ET and on
Saturday, February 8 from 9:00
a.m. until 3:00 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 registra-
tion will be allowed to register
after the February 8 deadline for
registration.
The league is open, to ail
youth meeting the required age
limits-players must be five on or
before July 31, 2003; must not be
15 before August 1, 2003.
Registration fees are as fol-
lows: "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 1!itch 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 regis-
tration fees will be given for sec-
ond and additional sibling players
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" arid 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. The number of A, AA and
Dixie Boys games will be deter-
mined after registration. All play-
-ers will receive trophies during
the end of the year "Day of
Baseball" activities.


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Reunion Plans
for Members of
PSJ Class of 1994.
The ten-year class reunion of
the Port St. Joe High School class
of 1994 is only one year and three
months away., That's right-ten
years!
Some may think it is too early
to start planning the reunion, but
it's never to soon if things are to
be done right and on time. So;
anyone interested in helping plan
the class of '94 reunion should
contact Brant Bizek at 210-661-
3947 or email him at
brant.bizek@amedd.army.mil; or
contact Shalonda Jones (McNeal)
at 813-828-1685 or email her at
shalonda.jones@macdill.af.mil; or
contact Amos Pittman at 813-
828-3504 or email him at
pittmana21@hotmail.com.
Members of the clasg who are
not able to help, but plan to
attend should call or write one of
the contacts to let them know.


Apalachicola Dixie To
Host Baseball Clinic
The Apalachicola Dixie Youth
League will host a baseball clinic
on February 15 at the Ned Porter
Sports Complex in Apalachicola.
The clinic will be held from 9:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is open to
both boys and girls ages 7 to 18.
The price is $45.00. Lunch will be
provided.
Got Game Sports Academy of
Tallahassee will be the instruc-
tors, teaching basic and advanced
fundamentals of the game.
Drawings for prizes and
games will also be part of the fun.
The concession stand will be
open. Barbeque chicken dinners
will also be on sale from 11:00
a.m. 'til for $6.00 each.
Space is limited, so it's impor-
tant to call early and verbally
reserve a spot. Youth leagues and
middle and high school teams will
not want to miss this great oppor-
tunity.
For more information or to
reserve a spot, call Donnie and
Amanda Wilson at 653-8842 or
653-8843 or Fonda Dtivis at 670-
8167 or 653-8658.


NOTICE OF.

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION


NOTICE is hereby given that the St. Joe Company has requested the City of Port St. Joe to vol-
untarily annex the land shown on the map attached hereto. The land is located contiguous to the South '
boundaryof the City of Port St. Joe and encompasses approximately 34 acres lying to the east of U.S.
Highway 98 and to the south of Bay-View Subdivisionand Oak Grove Subdivision in Section 13,
Township 8 South, Range 11 West.. An exact description of the property and Ordinance No. 300, are
on file with the City Clerk at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
Florida, and may be inspected there.

The City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 300, AN.ORDINANCE.PROVIDING FOR THE
VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE
CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE
REDEFINING OF CITY BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE-DATE, which will be the annexing ordinance applicable to the above
land at its regular meeting on February '18, 2003, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EDST, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. C6stin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida. All inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard\


NOTICE OF

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION


NOTICE is hereby given that the St. Joe Company has requested the City of Port St. Joe to vol-
'untarily annex the land shown on the map attached hereto. The land is located contiguous to the South
boundary of the City of Port St. Joe and encompasses approximately 94 acres, commonly known as the
Jones Homestead, 'lying in Section 19, Township 8 South, Range 10 West. An exact description of the
property and Ordinance No. 301 are on file with the City Clerk at the Municipal Building, 305 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, and may be inspected there.
The City will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 301, AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR
THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS ADJACENT TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE
CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE LANDS TO BE ANNEXED; PROVIDING FOR THE
REDEFINING OF CITY BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE SAID LANDS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, which will be the annexing ordinance applicable to the above
land at its regular meeting on February 18, 2003, at 6:00 o'clock p.m., EDST, in the City Commission
Meeting Room, Municipal Building, 305 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida. All
interested persons may appear and be heard.


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Scholarships
Ramsey said.' "This gives And thus was born
money that (other grants and "Scholarship Saturday."
rships) will not pay., 'This is what we've tried to
his program has been emu- come up with to subsidize (the
around the country." foundation) since we don't have
ie idea behind "Scholarship the (duPont) grant," Ramsey said.
day" was to bulk up the This year's event begins with a.
ation's endowment which shotgun start at St. Joseph Bay
een dealt a double-whammy Country Club.
ent years. The field will be comprised of
rst, the Jessie Ball duPont four-player teams. The combined
ation, which had provided handicap of each team must be at
ig since the Gulf County least 60, with no more than one
warship Foundation was player carrying handicap of eight
wished in 1990, phased out its or less.
butions, v.hich had totalled Prizes will be awarded for first,
)0 several years ago. second and third places, based on
ie phase out was planned by low score. There will also be com-
uPont Foundation; it was petition for closest-to-the-pin,
ht the scholarship founda- longest drive and straightest drive
would be self-sustaining after as well as a putting contest.
rs or so. A come-as-you-are dance, will
Lat, however, was before be held 7:30-11:30 p.m., with The
11, 2001. Buddy Hamm Band providing the
the wake of the terrorist entertainment.
:s on New York and Entry fee for the golf tourna-
ngton, the foundation's ment is $50 per player or $200 per
, tied up primarily in stocks, team. The dance costs $20 per
aken a shot across the bow, couple.
ch anyone with a portfolio or Anyone interested in partici-
k) plan can relate, pating in the tournament or spon-,
ior to the attacks: the foun- scoring a hole is encouraged to con-
's endowment was in the tact Ramsey or Duane McFarland
lorhood of S400.000. at-Port St. Joe High School, 227-
iat has been shaved in half 825'1.


Publish 2 times Feb. 6 and 13, 2003










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2003 PAGE 1B




Science Now Component of FCAT


by Tim Croft
The experiment that has co
to be known as the Flori
Comprehensive Assessment Ti
heads into the lab this year.
Science will be added this ye
to the reading, writing and arii
metic that have comprised t
FCAT since its inception back
1998.
The FCAT will be administer
during early March.
All students grades 3-10 n
take the FCAT, the results of whi
are used by the state to determi
school grades, on which consid
able pride and dollars ride ea


FL State Writing

Competition

Announced,
Entries for the 20th Ann
- 2003 CNW/FFWA Florida Sta
Writing Competition are now bei
accepted by the Florida Freelan
Writers Association, the spons<
ing organization. Entry is open
everyone; neither FFWA member
ship nor Florida residency
required.


Cash prizes will be awarded to
the top winners in each category,
with honorable mention certifi-
cates for near-winners. Prizes
range from $100 to $50.
Divisions and Categories in-
clude:
Nonfiction-previously pub-
lished article/essay/nonfiction
book chapter; unpublished or self-
published article/essay/nonfic-
tion book chapter;
Fiction-short story; novel
chapter;
Children's Literature-short
story/nonfiction article/book
chapter/poem;
Poetry-traditional/free verse.
Each entry must be accompa-
nied by an official entry form.
Contest deadline is March 15. For
complete contest guidelines and
entry form, send a self-addressed,
stamped #10 (4" x 9.5") envelope
to FFWA Competition Guidelines,
c/o Dana K. Cassell, P.O. Box A,
North Stratfod -NiH- 03590. Or,
guidelines and entry form can be
printed out at www.writers-edi-
tors.com or www.FFWAmembers.
com.


year.
me Last year, Gulf County schools
da could boast the distinction of being
est an honor roll district, with all
schools earning either an A or B in
ear school grading.
th- This year, science becomes
he part of the formula for students in
in grades 5, 8 and 10, but the new
subject matter will not be used in
red the factoring of school grades.
Nor will it affect the graduation
ow eligibility of 10th-graders, or at
ich least that's what the state which
ine has change the FCAT rules in the
er- middle of the game several times in
ich recent years says at this time.
"We'll get the results, but they
will not be counted as part of the
g school grade," said Catherine
Barfield, the district's director for
assessment.
'"his year's test will establish
the baseline data for establishing
future grading scales."
al Which is a procedure similar to
ate that undertaken when the FCAT


first appeared in state schools.
Students taking the FCAT sci-
ence test this year will receive
scores aligned with the FCAT's
scale of 100-500 and content
scores for individual clusters as
well as results of how students
fared against state averages.
Given the rapid advances in a
high-tech world, science was seen
several years ago as a natural pro-
gression for the FCAT by state edu-
cation officials and legislators.
'This is the next step," Barfield
said, noting that social studies
becomes part of the FCAT in the
next several years.
A perusal pf practice questions
provided to students this year to
aid their preparation for the ,sci-
ence portion of the test demon-
strates what front-line educators
have long argued about the FCAT:
this is no picnic for even elite stu-
dents.
"It is extremely hard," said
Dawn Alcorn of the science portion,


Here are some sample questions from the 10th-grade level
FCAT science portion. Try your luck.
1. Earthquakes occur in many regions of the world. Why are
there no major earthquakes in Florida?
A. Earthquakes cannot occur on a peninsula; B. Florida is over
a hot spot where no earthquakes occur: C. Earthquakes cannot
occur in limestone sedimentary rock: D. There are no tectonic plate
boundaries located near Florida.
2. The new moon phase is caused by the relative positions of
Earth, the Moon and the Sun. Why is the Moon not visible during
the new moor: phase?
A. The sunlight is not being reflected off the Moon; B. The far
side of the Moon is the only side visible; C. The location of the Moon
is between Earth and the Sun: D'. The tilt of the Earth causes the
Moon to be blocked by the Sun.
3. Bats use high frequency sound waves to locate their prey and
to navigate in the dark. As sound waves reflect off an object and
back to the bat's ears. the bat is able to determine the precise loca-
tion of the prey.
Which technological advance was aided by studying how bats
locate objects using sound waves?
A. 3-D computer modeling; B. sonar navigation for submarines;
C. x-rays for analyzing body structures; D. night-vision goggles for
military operations.
4. A ball is dropped from a height of 20 meters above the
ground. As the ball falls, it increases in speed. At what height above
the ground, in meters, are the kinetic and potential energies of the
ball equal'?


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experiencing at least a few small twinges of worry. What we fear, of course, is making a mistake. And the
mistake we tend to fear most is buying a "lemon" a house that doesn't simply fail to satisfy our hopes but
turns out to have so many flaws that it's a disastrously bad investment.
The good news is that the danger of-getting stuck with a lemon of a house.is one of the most eas-
ily avoided dangers in the whole universe of personal finance. Prospective homebuyers are protected in
many ways, and they can further strengthen their defenses by taking a few simple, commonsensical precau-
tionary steps.
The first of your protections is-the fact that in many places sellers are, required by law to make prob-
lems known to potential buyers and are liable under the law if they fail to make adequate disclosure.
For obvious reasons, however, most of us prefer to steer clear of legal entanglements' even when the
law is on our side. In the housing market we do this by identifying problems before closing the deal. And
identifying problems isn't necessarily all that difficult. Even a person who's not an electrician or plumber or
construction expert often can identify areas of potential concern simply by being alert when visiting a house
that's on the market.
It's a simple matter, for example, to turn on faucet's and showers to test water pressure. In a bathroom
it's a simple matter to turn on the hot water both at the sink and in the 'shower at the same time and then flush
the toilet and watch for drastic drops in pressure or temperature. This is highly likely to produce evidence of
whatever problems are lurking in the plumbing system.
Most homes should provides at least 200 amps of electrical power, and it's usually possible to confirm
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Are the basement walls damp or even wet? Have termites left their calling cards tubes or tunnels.
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can look like big trouble to the amateur eye sometimes turn out to be quite trivial when an expert checks them
out.
The word "expert" is a crucially important one to remember.. Ultimately, before closing on the house
of your choice, you should have it inspected by a professional one who has solid credentials and a solid
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of the FCAT. Alcorn teaches ninth-
grade science at Port. St. Joe High
School.
The science FCAT will include
50 items and three to five perform-
ance tasks.
Students will be tested in the
areas of physical science, earth sci-
ence, life science and the nature of
science.
Each subject area will count a
certain percentage of a student's
grade, the percentages varying by
grade level.


Elections Held at.

Republican Party

Annual Meeting
Local County Republican offi-
cials attended the State Repub-
lican Party Annual Meeting in
Orlando January 24 and 25. The
highlight of the meeting was a
wide-open hotly-contested, cam-
paign for the Chairman's position
succeeding retiring Chairman Al
Cardenas. Cardenas led the party
to unprecedented success includ-
ing the first re-election of a
Republican Governor and the first
ever Republican Attorney General'
as well as increases in :both ,the
state and congressional Repub-
lican delegations.
Carole Jean Jordan, 58, of
Vero Beach, current National
Republican Committeewoman,
defeated current Vice-Chairman
Jim Stelling, in a run off with 55%
of the vote. i
"Gulf County and the other
rural counties in the Panhandle
will benefit from Carol Jean's elec-
tion because she is firmly commit-
ted to grassroots development,"
said State Committeeman Allen
Cox.
"All the candidates emphasized
building local Republican Parties,
especially in the Panhandle, as
particularly important," said' Sara
Ross, State-Committeewoman.
f Jordan said that the state
structure was now well established
and' said emphasis over the next.,,.
,ears will be on building the local
county party activity and re-elect-
ing President Bush, who is expect-
ed to run for re-election.


The questions will be multiple
choice, short essay, extended or
open essay and gridded responses.
And in many cases, arriving at
the right answer will require appli-
cations in several disciplines, such
as math and deductive reasoning.
Depending on grade level, stu-
dents will need to know everything
from how to trace the flow of ener-
gy in a system to .the biochemical
reactions and. principles governing
the human body.
'These are not minimum-stan-
dard tests," Barfield said. "They are
maximum-standard tests. The kids
really have to know their stuff."
Wewahitchka High students
.got a .sneak peak at the science
portion of the FCAT last year, when


a field test was administered to
eighth- and 10th-graders.
Alcorn, who headed the sci-
ence department at Wewahitchka
High last year, said many students
emerged from the field test saying
they'd heard of or understood the
words or concepts on the test, but
were confused by how questions
were framed ,or information was
sought.
The same sort of reactions
were evidenced when the FCAT
math and English portions were
first. administered several years
ago.
"We're going to have to adapt in
the science department like they
did with English and math," Alcorn
said.


State Committeeman Allen Cox, State Committeewoman Sara
Ross, new Republican Party Chairman Carole Jean Jordan, and
County Chairman Gary Ross.,



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development, Sunset Village will set the stan-
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Amenities include:
Pool, Landscaped Entrance, Accented with Brick Pavers, Ribbon Curbing,,
Paved Streets, Conservation Areas, Ponds, Central Water and Sewer,
Across from Proposed Beach Access, Federal Flood Insurance,
Underground Utilities, New Orleans Style Street Lighting, Bath House,
Gazebo with Grill, Children's Playground, Covenants and Restrictions,
Homeowners Association, Architectural Control Committee.
Due to an overwhelming response, our 1st
release was sold in ten days. We are now able
to offer the second release in Sunset Village.
Get in on the ground floor as this is the 2nd
release of at least 7 scheduled releases. Each
release will have a similar increase in price
and availability and is subject to change at
any moment. Lots will be released in phases
similar to Windmark Beach and will be limited
to a first come, first served basis.
The second release will be as follows:
(2) lots starting at $229,900.
Lots 1, 88
(3) lot starting at $1 79,900.
Lots 47, 52, 53
(1) lot starting at $ 1 69,900.
Lots 20
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Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L.
South of Molena, Georgia are
pleased to announce the engage-
ment and forthcoming marriage of
their second.daughter, Kelly Marie
South, to Joshua James Todd of
Gainesville, son of Mr.' and Mrs.
Michael H. Todd of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of the late Julian "Bud"
South of Thomaston, Georgia and
Mr. and Mrs. X.E. Mitchell of
Lanett, Alabama, and 'Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey E. Warren, Sr., of
Barnesville, Georgia,- and Mr.
Leon Jones' of Henin. Alabama
and great-grandparent Mrs. Laura
Warren of Thomaston.
Kelly is a graduate of Upson-
Lee High School class of 2002.'


She attends Gordon College.
The' prospective groom is the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua
H. Todd of Blountstown, and Mrs.
and Mrs. James R. Yelvingtori also
of Blountstown: .,
Joshua is currently attending
college' at ,the University of
Florida. He is pursuing a degree
in electrical engineering, while
currently employed at Publix in
Gainesville.
The wedding will be held on
March 8 at 4:00 p.m. at Faith
Baptist Church in Thomaston,
Georgia. There will be a reception
to follow in the, fellowship hall.
All friends and relatives are wel-
come to attend.


Trisha Meggs and Craig Pate
were joined in marriage on
December 28 at Northwoods
Baptist Church in Tallahassee.
The Rev. John Rickenbacker per-
formed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of.
Mr. arid Mrs. William Meggs of
Tallahassee. The groom is the son'
of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Pate and
grandson of Bea Campbell of Port
St. Joe.
Neely Knight, sister of the
bride, was' the matron of honor.
Kari Nelson was the maid of
honor. Laurie Hall, Shelley
Johnson, and Emily Revell 'were
the bridesmaids. Destiny Powell,,
Anna Claire Maxwell and Isabelle
Maxwell were the flower, girls.
Christopher Pate, brother of
the groom, was 'the best man.
Wiley Meggs, Clark Downs,
Donald Branson and John ,:\
SNismith were the groomsmen.'
David Oakley and Tony Norcross *:'
were the ushers. Caleb Powell and
Jackson Knight were the ring
bearers.


The couple now resides in
Tallahassee. The bride is
employed by the Office of the
Attorney General. The groom is
employed by Southeast Regional
Cancer Center.


Watanabe and
Butler Married
Mary Watanabe of Panama
City. Dawn Butler of Lynn Haven
and Walter Butler of Port St. Joe
announce the joining in marriage
of, their children, Christopher
Butler. and Leilani. Watanabe
January 1 in Mexico Beach.
The bride attended school in
Arizona and is employed by;
Coastal Insulation. The groom is a
1992 graduate of Port St. Joe
High and is employed by Gulf
Power. He is the grandson of Edna
Butler and the late Harold Butler
of St. Joe Beach.
The couple resides in Lynn
Haven.


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The 31st Annual Miss
Valentine Pageant will be held on
Saturday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.
CST in the Wewahitchka
Elementary School commons
area. The admission price for the
public is $3.00 for adults and
.children over age 12, and $1.00
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The doors will open at 5:00
p.m. to the public. There will be a,
video tape made of the pageant.
Check TheStar next week on how
a copy can be obtained. The con-
testants may have professional
pictures made by Dana Palmer of
Mexico Beach. A 'sample of her
_work and the package price will be
'given out at the; practice sessions.
The practice sessions start at 3:00
p.m. in the commons area. Please
check the application for group practice sessions.


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Veronica Brown and Rolf anrd the late Eileen Brown. Rolf is
Gordon, Jr., will be married on the son of Roll and Linda Gordon
February 14 at 6:30'p.m. at the of Apalachicola. All friends and
First Pentecostal Holiness Church relatives are cordially invited to
in Analachicola. A reception, will, attend the wedding and reception.


follow at St. Patrick's Catholic
Parish Hall in Apalachicola.
Veronica is the daughter of
Toby Brown of Atwater. California,

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Book and Bake Sale for the
American Cancer Society
February 12 is the dale for
the annual Gulf/Franklin Center
Book and Bake Sale. Stop by, to
purchase homemade goodies for
your Valentine Sweetheart or
just pick up a few books. Take
this opportunity for early spring-
cleaning and drop off your book
donations at, the Gulf/Franklin
Center. All: proceeds from the
9ook and Bake Sale go to the
A.mencan Cancer Society.
Free Interview and
Resume Writing Workshop
We will be hosting a, work-
shop to help you create a resume
that will get attention and con-
vey important information.
Christy Cole of Gulf Coast Com--
munity College will also be shar-
ing ideas and proven methods
'on how to impress a potential
.employer in a job interview. Join
us on\ Wednesday. February 26,
at 2:00 pm at the Gulf/Franklin
Center.


Preschool Screening
The .Gulf County 'School
Board and FDLRS/PAEC will
sponsor free "Child .. Find".
preschool screenings at Port St.
Joe" Elementary on Wednesday,
March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. EST ,and at Wewahitchka
Elementary on Thursday, March 6
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST.
Children must be at least
three years old and not already in
a :Pre-K or HeadStart program to
be eligible. For more information
or to schedule an appointment,
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PSJE Peacebuilders of the week (1/27-31): front row (I to r): (1st grade)
Dantasia Welch, (kindergarten) Da'Vida Tschudi, (Pre-K) Zy'Keriah Allen. Back
row (1 to r): (5th grade) Jessica Brake, (4th grade) Mac Goudey, (3rd grade)
Daniel Neal, (2nd grade) Jaclyn Kerigan.


Dolphin News
Progress reports for this
grading period will be sent home
on Friday, February 7. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.
Candy Grams: Our Student
Government will be selling
Valentine Candy Grams in the
lunch room on February 7 and 10
for 25 cents each.
Florida Writes: All fourth
graders will take the "Florida


Writes" test on Tuesday, February
11. -
No School: School will not be
held on Monday, February 17 in
observance of President's Day.
Preschool Screening: Free
child find preschool screening
from 9:00-2:00 at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Children eligi-
ble to participate must be at least
3 years old and not already in a
Pre-K or Head Start classroom.
Appointments may be scheduled
by calling Susie Hatcher at 229-
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Faith Christian School

We want to congratulate our second place, and we congratulate
students who qualified to partici- her for her hard work.
pate in the 4th and 5th Grade Mrs. Karen Othic has been
Talent Search sponsored by the appointed to the position recently
Duke University Talent Identift- vacated by Mrs. Cindy Tidwell,
cation Program (TOP). The Talent who has taken another job in the
Search is a resource for parents, community. We welcome Miss
school personnel and local com- Karen to our staff. She will be in
munities that focuses on the iden- charge of children's recess for
tification, development, and sup- kindergarten through third grade
port of students who possess high and the kindergarten snack time.
academic ability. FSC students
participating this year are Cody
Grantham, Jordan Heath, Brian Wewa Elementary
Pitts, Sean Pridgeon, Nate Taylor Students Support

Several of Faith Christian "Pr ojec tPar
School's students were winners in
the Daughters of the American During the annual Veteran's
Revolution American History Day ceremony at Wewahitchka
Month essay contest this year. In Elementary School (WES) Mrs.
.fifth grade, Dillin McGhee was the Betty Ann Owens from the
first place winner, and Rachel Daughters of ,the American
Thayer came in second. In grade Revolution (DAR) spoke about the
six Karla Wiley was first place. importance of patriotism. She
Winners in grade seven were first explained a program approved by
place, Zach Taylor, second, Elijay the U.S. Navy and sponsored by
Quaranta, and Trevor Burch was the DAR. Project Patriot helps to
third. Ryan Taylor was first place convey our country's support for
in grade eight, and Sandy Hodges the 5,200 soldiers assigned to the
followed with second. USS John Stennis. The ship is
Participation in this essay currently deployed in support of
contest will be beneficial to all the Operation Enduring Freedom.
students in terms of their ability Phase Three of Project Patriot
to do such papers, as well as their affords the people at home a
gaining an appreciation for the chance, to send their holiday
men and women of our country's greetings and donations. Mr.
early history. We are proud of Brown's class fromI WES has been
each student who participated. busy- since Ms. Owens gave her
Seventh grader Karisa Nelson moving testimony on patriotism.
competed in the county spelling These students have been selling
bee this past week and made it up flags and flower -seeds daily. The
to the last round. She came in students and staff at WES have


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$75.00 has been sent to support
the troops. Each student in the
class wrote a very inspirational


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HI EVERYBODY! This is your
class secretary with this week's
. Shark Talk. To my fellow seniors: I
know you weren't expecting this,
but we owe more money. It came
as a shock to me too. The $60.00
balance on our senior trip is due
March 3rd. Universal Studios,
here we come!
Cap and gown picture
appointments are scheduled for
Friday, February 14th. :If you are
unsure of your time, please see
Mrs. Weimorts or check the posted
list.
Congratulations to Kimberly
Burkert. She beat out the competi-
tion in Wewa for the Daughters of
American Revolution Essay Con-
test. Kimberly, we are proud of
youl
Attention FBLA members: I
have' an important announcement
from your prez, Daphne. Chapter
members need to be reminded that
competition is quickly approach-
ing. Therefore, please prepare
yourselves and study! The date for
the District II Leadership Confer-
ence is. February 20. Remember,
it's important to perform at your
best.
The National Honor Society
has been quite busy this 'school
year. Its fearless leader, 'Angie
Olsen, has several projects sure to
keep the spring semester interest-
ing. The NHS is sponsoring a sup-
ply drive for our troops overseas
and plans to work with Habitat for
Humanity.-The NHS also will host
a blood drive at PSJHS in the com-
ing months .
Valentine's Day, for some, is a
Wonderful occasion. For those, of
us without a companion to share
it, it can be downright dreadful.
For those who wish to focus your
energy on a more important holi-
day, I have a suggestion. Take the
money you were going to spend on
that significant other you never,
found nd give it to me. My birth-
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their sacrifices. WES is very proud
of these young patriots from
Wewahitchka.


checks payable to Margaret Gib-
son. Thank you. (Hehehe)
In sports news, the Lady
Sharks basketball team i? vowing
-audiences throuaJhou t the Pan-
harlndle. When last ranked, the. 7th:
place Lads Sharks.have improved:
their record to 17-2. Conoratula-
tions are in order for their 53-38,
victory over Arnold onN Monda\.
The Lady Sharks hqoted R.F. Mon-.
,roe on Tuesday evening for the'
annual 'senior night, and travel to
'Bay High on Thursday. With the
district tournament just- a week
away, the Lady Sharks have a lot
to prepare for. Good Luck Ladies!
Make us proud. 'The Tiger Sharks
have also had an eventful season,
and are currently ranked 6th in
the state. Congratulations are in
order for them as well. They
defeated ,Quincy Shanks this past
Saturday in overtime. Way to go,
fellas!
When- I sat down to write
Shark. Talk this week, I couldn't
help but think about how close I
am to the end. In a few short,
months the class of 2003 will walk
across that old stained stage and
begin our life's journey. It is a
strange thought, graduation. .It
seems so final. I'm not sappy or
sentimental about leaving. In fact,
I welcome new faces and a new
atmosphere. I can't help but feel
like I'm losing something. In exact-
ly seventy-one schooll days, I,
along with my fellow classmates,
take that plunge, that uncertain
step into the real world. Teachers
have been telling us since 9th
grade that college would "eat our.
lunch." It seems to me that college
is like the bully in elementary
school that would steal lunch
money. We all fought that kid in
elementary school, and we will do
it again in college. To my class-.
mates, enjoy the last months we
have. Be honest with yourselves,
as many reunions as we have, and.
even though we will keep in touch,
we will never all be -together like
this again.

State 'Universty

Tour atGCCC
The Counseling Center of Gulf-
Coast Community College will ,
'host the State University System
(SUS) tour on February 11 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.- in the Commodore
Cafe on the main campus.
Representatives from several
universities,will'be on campus to
recruit AA degree students from
GCCC. It is anticipated uni-
versities in the area such. as
Florida State University, Uni-
versity of West Florida, University
of North Florida, University of
Florida, Florida A & M as well as
University of Central Florida and
the Florida State University at
Panama City will- be represented.
For additional information,
call Karen Parham at 747-3201.


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Honor Students Named by Wewahitcha Middle School


-nese rort t. ojuc uizuui buiuul tu
the Regional Science Fair held recently.


PSJ Middle
School News
Hello once again! Time for the
PSJMS News. At this time, I would
like to thank the seven heroes
who sacrificed their lives for
knowledge last weekend; I would
also like to wish luck to the three
men aboard the space station.
A happier note-Relay for Life
is working for money to find a
cure for cancer. If you are taking
part in this program, I would like
to'-thank you for taking on this
endeavor. Ms. Howze would like to
say to-these participants, "Bring
in your money! It's due February
20th for gosh sakes!" Also, if you
would like to take part. in PSJ
Dixie -Baseball you may pick up a
flyer in the front office.
A big congratulations to the
following PSJMS Regiohal Science
Fair winners: Olivia Lamberson,
1st Place, Jr. Division Botany and
Outstanding Award for Research,
Jr. Museum Award; Jimmy Curry,
2nd Place, Jr. Division Chemistry
and Bay County Jr. Museum
Award; Alex Galat, Honorable


Mention, Jr. Division Biochem-
istry and Science Teacher's
Award; Kayla Siprell, 3rd Place',
Jr. Division in Earth and Space;


Wewahitchka Middle School
recently announced the names of
students who made the honor roll
for the second nine weeks:
7th Grade All A's:
Andrew Dorman, Brent
Walker, Gaya Williamson, Hali
Harden, Kelly Weeks, Kenneth
Manor, Mary Taunton, Meleah
Lister, Rebecca Barnes,
Samantha Wade, Summer Grice,
Tori Bowles, Tyler. Bush.
7th Grade A's & B's:
Amber Lanier, Holly Knowles,
Whitney Myrick, Megan Warren,
Brandi Whitfield, Kayla Chumney,
Katlyn Gortman, Tiffany Keith,
Tiffany Lemois, Sharee Addison,


Molly Matty, Honorable Mention,
Jr. Division Environmental.
Jesse Raffield got the Air
Force Award; Brerinis got the
Special Award Bay Islamic
Society, and Brent Butler got the
Special Award in Health and
Medicine Application. Congrats!
Well, that's all folks! -Amy
Brockman


Shana Pridgeon, Brittany Wood,
Tabitha Pelt.
8th Grade All A's:
Latonya Fisher, Marcie
Jackson, .Jessica Stoppelbein.
Brad Udell, Anthony Wait, Aierelle
Bragg, Dexter Hunter, Ellen
Manor, Matthew Miller; Megan
Peak, Hannah Price.
8th Grade A's & B'st,
Ei Jessica Hamm, Ben Kelly,
Terry Carnley, Chris, Murphy,
Thomas Vickers, William Binford,
DItrina Edwards, Robbie Morris,
Ashley Oglesby, Ryan ,Ranie,, J.J.
IRoberts, Joey Shipman, Roy
Suber, Andrew Taylor, Ryan. Cox,

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at 6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will
be held at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
located on the third floor of the
ANR building in Port St. Joe. All
members are urged to' attend.


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The use of foul language by
youngsters can be quite problem
sometimes. Avoid pnr items by
setting clear rules about
inappropriate language. If
children understand that certain
language is not allowed, they will
be less likely to use it. When
setting rules, it is important to


discuss why the rule is needed.
Involving children in actually
developing the rules will make it
more likely they will follow them.
When a child begins to use
unacceptable words, it is
important to know why. Children
say these words for many
different reasons. Sometimes, the
words are used out of ignorance.
At other times, children use them
to meet a need. If you understand
why they are doing it, you will be
more likely to deal with the
problem in an effective way. Here
are some reasons why young
people use inappropriate
language and some suggestions
for dealing with each situation.
To be accepted by friends. The
only way that a child may be able
to get attention from the other
children is to use inappropriate
language. Teaching social skills to
the child will help, eliminate the
real cause of the problem. The
unacceptable language will
probably stop also.


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young people learn that using
certain words gives them power
over adults. They say the words
simply because others react to
them. Stay calm and don't
overreact when children use these
words. This will take away the
shock value.
To express their emotions.
Some words ar. often heard
during arguments or when a child
is frustrated. In this case, it is
important to teach the child
acceptable ways to express her
emotions.
To find out what they mean.
Many times, children use words
without understanding what they
mean. Sometimes; children use
these words because they want to
know what they mean. This often
happens with sexual terms. A
brief explanation of what the word
means will often take care of the
problem.
These examples show the
importance of teaching children
alternatives to using inappro-
priate language. However, this
teaching takes time. Some
children will need the added
incentive of consequences to help,
them stop using the forbidden
words. It is important to choose
consequences carefully and and
to use them sparingly. The
consequence should be
reasonable and carefully tied to-
the behavior. For example, if a
child uses unacceptable language
around other children, the child
may need to play alone for 15
minutes. If a, child continually
swears while completing a project,
he may need to put the project
away until the next day. Children
who repeatedly use words to
shock their teachers may need to
tell their parents what words they
said.

Downtown Redevelopment
Agency Monthly Meeting
The Downtown Redevelop-
ment Agency will hold its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, February 11,
at 6:15 p.m., ET. The meeting will .i
be held at Preble-Rish, Inc., locat-
ed on the third floor of the ANR
building in Port St. Joe. All mem-
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News From the Halls of


Wewahitchka

High School
'- 'ty ? *'


Academics and Achieve-
ment by Fritz Stoppelbein
The one-half mark for this 9-
week grading period is here with
progress reports coming out this
Friday. The WHS library is filled
with the, quiet sound of students
hard at work on English papers,
preparations for the History Fair
and the Curriculum Fair. Projects
look to be well underway and
excitement is building to see the
completed project or paper.
Club Talk by Megan Morris
February is filled with lots of
excitement! As a joint project,
SGA, NHS & TV productions are
throwing a Valentine Dance dur-
ing 5th & 6th period on February
14. The cost is three dollars; gold
cards will not be honored. All pro-
ceeds will be given to St. Jude
Children' Research Hospital.
NHS will be selling Valentine
Grams as well. All flowers and
gifts will be picked up then. SWAT
is also having a Valentine's dance
after the basketball game. SGA is
painting the dugout for the base-
ball team and' is also holding
Prom Attire on the 21st of
February. The theme is Mardi
Gras! This month should be fun
for all.
Student of the Week: Will
Owens by Sheiletta Fisher
Junior Will Owens is this
week's Student of the Week. He is

PSJ NJROTC
Competition
by Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
Sunday afternoon the
NJROTC cadets returned 'to Port
St. Joe with empty hands, in
terms of a trophy, but were smug
with. smiles and pats on the
backs. The previous day they had
participated in one of the most
aggressive and challenging com-
petitions of their lives. Their
much-anticipated field meet was
held in Pensacola on Saturday,
February 1, lasting the majority of
the day.
The tiny troop from Port St.,
Joe faced nineteen other schools,
i... ntimidatingly determined to con-
quer the number one spot. The
eompetiffion was divided irito s&v-
eral different categories. The
cadets shivered more from the
damp, cold morning than the
competition as they entered the
first few obstacles of timed push-
ups, sit-ups, and an academic
test. Personnel inspection and
relay races came later as more
adrenaline started pumping and a
militant edge became molded in
the contest. A knockout drill, or a
test of marching skills, ended the
duel of the schools, and the win-
ners were finally called to receive
their awards.
The cadets performed well as
a team, supported one another,
and stayed focused throughout
the entire experience. Although no
awards were given to the hopeful
cadets, no feeling of loss rained on
their day. Having entered and
competed in the- field meet, the
cadets now have a picture of what
to expect for next year and how
much hard work is needed to pre-
vail.
NJROTC would like to give its,
greatest thanks to all of the chap-
erones, especially Mrs. Garth,
Mrs. Dykes, and Mrs. Taylor, who
worked extremely hard at seeing'
the cadets succeed. Until next
time anchors aweighl

PSJ NJROTC
Boosters Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
Port St. Joe High School NJROTC
Boosters on Thursday, February
20 at 7:00 p.m. in the NJROTC
classroom. Parents of all NJROTC
cadets are encouraged to attend.


the 17 year-old son of Willie and
Tracy Owens. Will is a member of
Student Government Association,
Varsity Basketball team, and
track. Will has also been selected
as the Player of the Week for
Basketball twice. After high-
school, Will plans to attend college
and major in medicine. Congrat-
ulations, Will!
SPORTS by Ashley Smith
GATOR BASKETBALL:.
The varsity boys suffered a
loss to Sneads Thursday. The
boys as well as the girls lost to
Aucilla Christian Academy Friday.
Wednesday the varsity Lady
Gators played and lost to the
Arnold Lady Marlins. Thursday-
night, the boys took on Bristol
and lost. Monday night the varsi-
ty girls played Bay High at home
and won with a score of 48-31.
Way to go! Good luck this week,
Gators!!
SPRING SPORTS:
Softball and Baseball are
underway for the spring. Every
day after school there will be prac-
tice on the ball fields. Be sure and
be there! Track and weightlifiine
are also practicing after school.
We are expecting big things from
these teams.
Wewahitchka High School
Calendar by Courtney Martin
Monday, February 3: 5:00
girls basketball vs. Bay High @
home
Tuesday; February 4: 1:30
School Board meeting at W.H.S.,
media center; 4:30 girls basket-
ball vs. @ home; 5/6:30 boys bas-
ketball @ Apalach
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Friday, February 7: progress
reports go home
Saturday, February 8: 4:00
homerun derby; 6:00 alumni
baseball game
Workshops at GCCC
The Counseling Center of Gulf
Coast Community College will
conduct the following student
workshops:
Test Taking/Test Anxiety
Workshops in the Social Sciences
building, Room 101: Monday,
February 10, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50
a.m.; Monday, February 17, 10:00
a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday,
February 19, 5:15 p.m.. to 6:15
p.m.; Wednesday, March 5, 10
a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Study Skills/Time Manage-
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Wednesday, January 29, 10:00
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February 3, 10:00 a.m. to 10:50
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The public is invited to attend
a special presentation by the Bob
Jones University Musical Ministry
Team at Faith Bible Church on
Sunday, February 16 at 11:00
a.m.
The group will present a
program of familiar hymns and
gospel songs consisting of piano,
vocal, and trombone solos, duets
and trios, as whell as testimonies
from team members. The leader of
the team, Brad' Baugham, will
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message from the Word of God.
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PSJ Fifth Graders Raise
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Fifth graders at Pqrt St. Joe,
Elementary School recently com-
pleted a Math-a-thon in support
of St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital. Thirty-six students par-
ticipated in the Math-a-thon to
raise a total of $2,420.60. Thanks
go out to each and every student
who collected donations, and
especially to all of the generous
citizens of Gulf County who gave
money for such an. important
cause.
Students raising over $75.00
earned a certificate, a free pass to
Six Flags, a Math-a-thon T-shirt,
and a Math-a-thqn sports bag.,
Chellsey O'Neil was also awarded
a portable boom box CD player for
collecting the most donations, an
unbelievable $510.00.


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office .
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th ar.d M.:.n.umnt Are. Hwy. 71 North1
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
'undad q:30 a.m. FST Sunda% 11 a.m. CST

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

++ IST. JAMES'

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


S First Bavtist Church,


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Berjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education .\nA:;rer 10 cide, t;
Sunday School . . . 9:45 am
Worship Service.......... ....11:00 am
Disciple Training ..... .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship . . .. .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... . 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" .

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .............................. 10:00 a.m .
Sunday Morning Service ....... . . . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ......................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Gds.
love


Discover God's Love! F 1
Everyone welcome TT

Long Avenue A
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 1 ,
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (forall 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
-I. Sunday 10:00 AM..................... Bible .Study
r J-l. Sunday 11:00 AM ................. Worship Service
pin' Wednesday 7 PM ........... ......... Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
Broken Spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mended!


Education, Business Administra-
tion and Applied Studies.
Faith Bible Church and its


congregation invite everyone to
come enjoy, this very special
musical performance.


Pictured are the Top 10 collectors: Front row: Melanie Raffield
Megan Walker, Tori Avent, Raven Harris. Back row: Jordon Plair
Chris Cochran, Chellsey O'Neil, Trey Humphrey, Andrew
Schekenback. (Not pictured: Deshauna Williams)


HOPE Family Worship Center
A' Pentecos al 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.
Wednesday ........ .. 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
Experience the Power of PIentecost WVith U,,,


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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
'-. W 508 Sixteenth Street 227-176
S, S leenlh Skreet
Sunday Worship 10 a.m. .
Fellowship Time .10:45 a.m.
Adult School . ... 11 a.m. >,


*Sunday School


*Young Children


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cavreron


j
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Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd/


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL I. T: (* '

^Htgleba B ]apfisft T~lurr4


a .


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


School


Morning Worship
Evening Service
DIscipleshlp.Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


Constitution and Monument
fIT 'P:'P Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ..... ..... 9:45 a.mi. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship .. ... 11 00 ia m Fellowship.


(850) 227-1724


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


. .... 6:00 p.m.


Evening Worship ..... .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.,


Diana Sealey
TYouth & Children's Director


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.


Mary E. LaFlamme
Mary .Elizabeth (Coody) Foy
LaFlamme, 78, died Monday,
December 30, in Massachusetts.
She was born in Apalachicola
on January 27, 1924, daughter of
Lucius and 'Catherine (Stewart)
Coody.
She was 'a U:S. Navy veteran
of World War II. She served as an
Aviations Machinists Mate 3rd
Class from 1944 until her dis-
charge in 1946.
Her first husband, Eugene
Foy, predeceased her.
She leaves her second hus-
band, Ernest LaFlamme, whom
she married July 15, 1969; a
daughter, Hope Weber of
Pittsburg, PA; two stepsons,
Michael LaFlamme of Fitchburg,
MA and David LaFlamme of:
Dallas, TX; two grandchildren.
Sgt. Karen Harr, serving with the
U.S. Air Force. stationed in
Germany and Matthew Weber of
Pittsburg, PA; two brothers.
George S. Coody of Williamstown,
MA and Lucius M. Coody and his
wife, Barbara Coody of North
Adams. LA. : a sister, Arlene Estes
and her husband Walter Estes of
Gardner, LA; and several nieces'
and nephews.

Louise Marshall,
Louise Marshall, 88, passed
away Sunday, February 2, in a
Dothan hospital.
Born: in Calhoun County, she
moved to Highland View around
1939 and was a member of the
Gospel Assembly Church. She
was a loving mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her chil-
, dren, Thelma M. Brown of
6 Dothan, Roy T. Marshall and wife
Jo of Howard Creek; several half
brothers and sisters; five grand-


children; ten great-grandchildren;
six great-great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-great-
grandchildren.
Graveside services were held
Wednesday, February 5, at 11:00
a.m. ET at Holly Hill Cemetery
with the Rev. Steve Coy and the
Rev. George Ellison officiating.

Gene Ferral Geiling
Gene Ferral Geiling, 75, of
Port St. Joe, passed away
Saturday, January 18, at a local
hospital.
Born in Edgar County, near
Redmond, Illinois,. he moved here
in, 1996 from Harlingen, TX. He
was a retired lithographer.
He is preceded in death by his
parents, Homer E. and Ruth'
Nichols Geiling; two brothers and
three sisters.
He is survived by his ,wife,
Geraldine Broomfield Geiling;
daughters, Shirley Ann Geiling
and Linda Johnson: brother.
Bruce Geiling of Chicago: two
grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren.
The family requests mernori-
alization by cremation. Souther-
land Family Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Valentine Banquet
New Life Christian Center
Church would like to invite the
community to their annual
Valentine Banquet on February'8
at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulf County
Senior Citizens Center. The
speaker Will be Rev. Riley
Henderson of Marianna. Dress
will be formal or semi-formal.
Tickets, will be sold at the door for
$15.00 per person. Please come
out and join in a night of fun and
fellowship.


Family Life Church
Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


Join us in worship ,...
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening Apaochicor...
Pastors Andrew, & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates


Port St. Joe
... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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



WGBW


Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO



88.5 FM



First United Methodist Church
:. of 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

,A But those who. hope in the Lord
( will renew their strength. They,
will soar on, wings like eagles.!.
SIsaiah 40,31
Upstairs'- Captial City Bank Building \
SSundays Bibl. Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us! (in members'homeS)
e C t i u Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org


S "A Pot of Victory"

First Church of the zNazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St, Joe, Florida 32456


(850) 229-9596
Sunday School ........... 10 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....... .... 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .. ..... . 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Service .. ....... 7 p m.


Give unto the Lord thle glory
de His name, worship the
Lord in the beaLuty of holiness.
Psalmn 29:2


,NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS!
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS w Y!


Robert E. Down's, Jr.
Choir Director


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2003


FORS EESE WANB3 WANTJE D] BrB


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






1994 Pontiac Bonneville 4
door, AT, AC, V6, Clean &
Dependable. $1950. Call
960-4464. ltcl2/6

J1992 Avion 5th wheel 34',
great condition, $14,900.
Call 850-227-7699. 4tp2/6

1992 Chevy Lumina, AT, AC,
V6, Loaded. New condition.
$2450. Call 960-4464. utc2/6

1991 Chevy 27 4x4 pickup.
New engine with 2,500 miles,
automatic. Call 229-5282.
ltc2/6

1996 Volkswagon Golf GL. 5
speed, AC, 4 door, sunroof,
80,000 one-owner miles. New
condition. $3950. Call 960-
4464. ltc2/6

1999 Dodge Conversion Van.
Only 22,000 miles, excellent
condition, TV/VCR, 2 CD
Players, leather seats, etc.
Sell for $15,850 or OBO. Call
850-227-2185. 4tp2/6

1996 Ford Explorer XLT, 4
door, AT, AC, V6. $4950. Call
960-4464. ltc2/6
Three wheeled 1965 meter
maid truck transformed into
ice cream truck. Manual
transmission, needs work.
Asking $200 or best offer.
ICall 229-1771 or 229-2596.
ltp2/6

1996 Nissan Pathfinder. 4
door, 5 speed, AC, Loaded!
Low miles, one owner. 2
wheel drive. $6750. Call 960-
4464. ltc2/6

1995- Mercury Grand
Marquis. 4 door, AT, AC, V8.
Just 80,000 miles. Excellent
condition. $4650. Call 960-
4464. ltc2/6

1996 Nissan XE Pickup. 5
-bpeed, AC, $4450. Call 960-
4464. ltc2/6

1998 Chevy SO1LS pickup. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. Call 960-4464. iec2/e

1999 Chevy S10 CS extended
cab. 68,000 miles, one
owner, V6, AT, AC. New!
$7950. Call 960-4464 ltc2/6


1994 Eagle 15' boat. 29hp
Evinrude, electric start, foot
operated trolling motor, new
drive-on galvanized trailer,
Huminbird, fresh water only.
Excellent condition. $2800.
'Call 960-4464. ltc2/6

1996 Trophy 20 ft walk
around, excellent condition,
fully equipped, $12,000. Can
be seen at 405 Texas Drive,
Mexico Beach. Call 678-344-
7837. 4tp2/6

12' Express Boat, good con-
1dition, trailer needs some
work, $800. Call 229-8688.
2tpl/30



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

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


Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. $650,000.
Call for details. 850-229-
1929. tfc2/6








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Family

Childcare

Registered Home

Debbie Croft,
CDA


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Healthy,
Learning
Environment
Loving, Family
Atmosphere


Nutritious Meals and Snacks

.Now accepting
applications for
ages 2 and over

Call Now
for more

information

229-7708


Lawanda

Smiley's

Daycare

OPEN,
Monday-Friday
7:45 AM-5:00 PM
Technical Certificate (CDA)'
License # F-2549
For more information call

227-1143

or 227-9353




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

MINI STORAGE
Oc 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St.Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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


PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS

NOW AVAILABLE:
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \



a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
231p/16 899-3665


2 bedroom, 2 bath house
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, $725
a month plus deposit. Call
850-647-9214. 4tc2/6

St. Joe Beach Trailers 2
and 3 bedrooms. One block
from water, newly renovated
interiors, $450-$475 Long
term. Call 647-5325. 3tp2/6

House For Rent: 41st Street,
Mexico Beach, '1/2 block
from beach, 3 bedrooms, 1
bath. Call 648-3090 leave
message or 850-559-2929.
4tp2/6

2 bath, furnished duplex on
canal. Includes boat slip with
lift. Observation deck with
view of gulf. Call 648-4649 or
648-1119. 2tc2/6

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. 2tc2/6

Unfurnished 1 bedroom, 1
bath, close to beach,, $750
month including utilities.
Call 648-4649. 2tc2/6

3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment,
for rent. Great location, 1621
Apt. C Monument Ave., Port
St. Joe, FL, $150 deposit,
$550. month rent. Call leave
message at 706-965-2445 or
beeper 423-819-3240. et2/6

House for rent, 3 bedroom,
living room, kitchen, 1 1/2
bath, all new. furniture and
appliances 'inc. W/D.
Beautiful. 405 Texas Drive,
Mexico Beach. Short walk to
beach at 7th Street.,- May-
Sept., $500 a week; Oct.-
April, $800. Call 678-344-
7837. 4tp2/6

4 bedroom house, unfur-
nished, $450 per month
2 bedroom duplex $325 per
month, unfurnished, 4th
Street, Port St. Joe. Call
Kenny at 770-889-6232.2,pi/3o

100x30 wareh6Lse building,
for rent in Port St. Joe, $800
a month. Call 706-202-2012
or email Pennyc@mmba
thens.com. 4tpl/30

Long Term Rental Mexico
Beach Semi-furnished, 2
bedroom mobile home,
recently remodeled, clean
,and all new with large
screened in porch. Large
shaded lot in quiet neighbor-
hood. Located two blocks
from beach, $450 monthly
plus utilities. By appoint-
ment only. Call 647-5450
after 4:00 pm EST. Qualified
applicants only.. 2tpl/30

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 229-759-8849.
S 3tpl/30

Mexico Beach Unfurnished
house, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all
appliances, CH&A, $750
month. Call 646-5424 8tco/9

Efficiency-type apartment'
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tc2/6

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. ra/6

2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath apart-
ment, energy efficient on
South Hwv. 71, $425 per
month. Call 639-5102 for
more information. tfc2/6

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



Locally
Owned /



oo\e Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Trealments Restaurant
SMolel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Socializing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
a PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do.It-Yourself Pest Control Products


Owner will

build to suite.

Long term lease
or sale!!!

Approx 5,000 sq. ft.

2 floors

850-227-5581
4pI/123


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For Sale: King size Sealy bed,
box spring, mattress &
frame, $100. Call 639-2344.
ltp2/6

Two 4' glass display cases,
$100 each. Call 639-9826.
ltc2/6

4 piece, bedroom set, good
condition, queen size bed.
comforter set, shears, neiw.
mattress & bed frame, $i:,ii,
Call 850-639-2791. 2tpl/301

For Sale: Console Piano. Call'
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. tfc2/6

Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc2/6
'Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 22-6374




C. R. SMITH


& SON, INC.

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

Port-o-let Rentals
*Daily
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Monthly I


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LOCAL
Port-o-let
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Serving Tlie Community Since 1976


Yard Sale, 1610 Long Ave.,
Sat., Feb. 11, 8:00 Lill. ,11/6e

Moving Sale, RV & Mobile
home parts must go. I day
only. Feb. 8, 9:00-12:00 CST.
Hometown Supply, 648-
6484. ltc2/6

Thompson Temple First
Born Church North Port St.
Joe FL. Yard Sale, at Mary
Washingtons home, 305 Ave.
B, PSJ. Starts at 8:00, Sat.,
Feb. 8. A lot of different
'things. Bed, sheets. spread,
clothes, shoes and dishes.
ltp2/6

4 Family Yard Sale, 616
Madison .Street (near Oak
Grove Assembly), Sat., Feb.
8, 9:00 till. Kitchen, bed &
bath stuff. jie: eln clothes &
shoes, lo'.eseat. exercise
equipriient, Beanie Babies,
Lucy and Me Bears: and'
much more. ltp2/6

Yard'Sale, 348 12th Street
(across street from Magnolia
Cemeteryl Apalachjicola. Sat.
Feb 5, 9-00 uli. Itp2/6

Giant Garage Sale/Free
Cup of Coffee, 104 Monica
Drive, Ward Ridge, Sat., Feb.
8, 8:00-2:00. Homemade
pepper sauce, baby bed,
baby, children & adult
clothes, toys, household
items & much more. ltp2/6


2- bdrm. apartment at Mexico
Beach for rent. Ocean view,
unfurnished, 648-4922. io2/6'

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. tic2/,"

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. tfc2/6
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. tfc2/6

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. tfc2/6,.

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/dr-er
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Cal
229-6777 after 7 PM. ,.


Now taking applications for
seasonal and full time posi-
tion. All positions available.
Gopd pay and benefits to
motivated persons. Apply at
The Fish House Restaurant.
tfc2/6

Laborers need for
Landscaping crew. Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in per-
son @ Coastal Design &
Landscape, 2492 Bayview
Drive, Highland View. tfc2/6
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
FULL TIME
MONDAY-FIRDAY
EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Apply to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
220 Ninith Street
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
tfc2/6

Floor Tech Needed
Experienced preferred, to
maintain floors in a 120 bed
nursing facility.
Must be able to work
independently and
unsupervised.
Excellent benefits.
Apply to: -
Bay St. Joseph Care Center .
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL


tfc2/6

Grounds Maintenance -
.grass cutting, landscaping-&
sprinkler system. Experience
a plus but not required.
Contact Patrick, 7:00 am-
3:00 pm at 229-2600. 2ic/3ao

Auto Technician & Auto
Body Technician.
Experience required. Paid
dependent on experience.
Ask for James Henley at 639-
9737. 4tcl/30

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

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
F HUMAN SERVICES
Broadband Level:
SOCIAL & HUMAN SERVICE
ASSISTANTS Ll
Broadband Code: 21-1093-1
Pay Band: 02
Class Title:
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Class Code: 5703
Position Number: 986313
Closing Date: 02/14/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$17,205.65 to $43,014.13
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 324560000
Phone: (850)227-1276
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action Employer
Special Notes':`
* PENDING APPROVAL**
FINGERPRINTING AND,
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQUIRED. TWO-YEAR A.S.
DEGREE PREFERRED OR
TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE
IN SOCLUL WORK OR
RELATED FIELD.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position.
You may submit a hard copy
of your application to the
address indicated in the
announcement. 2tcl/30

Part Time Cashier needed
for 1/2 day on weekends.
Call Rita at 229-8775. Cape
Trading Post. tfc2/6
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We're most Interested in hiring hospitality-minded
professionals who are looking for a career move that feels good.
RECAPiURE THE FUN IN YOUR UFEI JOIN US NOWI
Respond to: Caspers Group McDonald's, a g
2755 A Powermill Court, Tallahassee, F. 32301.
Or you may fax your resume to (850) 878-2170
AND CAL our automated interview line at
(800) 745-3633.

Call Toby Sullivan at (850) 528-2742
for more Information., hc216 EOE.


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

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Re id Ave Port St. Joe.
tfc2/6

Opening for Sales Agent
with Florida Real Estate
License. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 850-64 -5777 for
interview or fax to 850-648-
5779. Parker Realty, of
Mea'co Beach, Inc., tfc2/6

Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5995. tfc2/6

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. _
tfc2/6


For Sale: metal building
10x20 wired for electric. You
move, $1,500. Call 706-202-
2012 or email
Pennyc@mmbathens.dom.
4tpl/30

For Sale: Heavy duty large
butcher block, $325; Nordic
Track skier, $200; Scuba pro
gear, variety, .in excellent
condition. Call 647-9353.
2tpl/30

Doesn't get any better than
'this! INFO will be sent right
back to you. Just send a
blank email to my autore-
sporider. Email Address:
data2003worker@yahoo.com
After you visit "site-link" in
autoresponder. Call 'if you
have any questions. Leave
message and your number (if
local), for my return call t9
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 l/23
Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfc2/6


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 fs/e,






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. tfc2/6;

FIRST TIME BUYERSS As'
little as $500 down, two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. -f2 6

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath. air, heat professionally
set up and serviced. 10 year
warrant. S32.500. Call 522-
9300. uc2/6

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery ,& setup,:-
,etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. S47.900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfc2/6

ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new.
double decide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc2/6

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
n. ights & weekends. tfc2/6

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL. FINANCING; Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-O.303 day's or *7-.-63
niehs, uc:2;'6o

EASY LAND HOME Low
rates lowk donTi C(all 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc2-/6

PROPERTY OWNERSrinoth-
ing down on new turn. ky'
double wides up to 5 .bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
tfc2/6

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463. :
tfc2/6.






Free to good home. Cocker
Terrier mLxed breed puppies.
Ist shots & wormed. Call',
227:1472 to pick yours. c

A puppy for your Valentinel 8
week old mixed breed pup-
pies.. First shots. Call 227-
1472 to-take yours home.i,,,s/

Lab mix .pups, 8 weeks,
wormed., 1st shots, $42
females, $32 males (includes
spay & rabies shots). Call
648-4830.. 2p2/6


Found: 10-12 month old
black & white male cat.
Found in Bellamy Circle
area. Call 227-1214. ltp2/6

Lost: Large black cat went
missing in Gulf Aire. If you
know any helpful informa-
tion. Please contact Judy or
Anna at 647-2829. ltp2/6

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 ,34S-4'.92 lfc2.6.






Marquis Home Health in
Port St. Joe is now accept-
ing applications for a full
time RN Casemanager.
Marquis Home Health is an.
EOE and, a Drug-Free work-
place. Our agency is deficien-
cy free by State guidelines for
5 years running Apply in
person or call 229-6566
2tcl/30

NEED EXTRA CASH???
"Sign on Bonus's are now
being offered to all
CNA's LPN's RN's
That join our
FUN Exciting team
Applications being taken in
the following areas:
CNA's
(FT-PT-PRN) All Shifts
LPN
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)
RN
(PT Nights-Th/F/S)
Dietary Aides/Cooks
(FT-PT) ',
Housekeeping Needs
Apply in person to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
tfc2/6


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ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
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. 4tc2/6

Established local company
"looking" for-
Receptionist/Secretary.
sotne word processing and
general office skills required.
Hours 8:30-5:30, Monday-
Friday with 1 hour lunch.
Salary based upon qualifica-
tions. Please send resume or
summary of experience to :
Ref: Receptionist/Secretary
Employment, C/O The Star,
PO Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Include address,
,phone and email address for'
response. tfc2/6

SECRETARY II RECEP-
TIONIST Full time posi-"
tion in Port*, St. Joe.
Perform receptionist/front
desk duties including sched-
uling appointments; check-
ing in clientele; coordinating
schedules with clinical staff;
updating/entering client
data in computer system;
.answering and redirecting
'incoming calls;., receipting
payments; other duties asso-
ciated with front desk. Hii'h
school diploma or equi\alerit.
Annual salary plus. BCBS
health ins., life ins., holidays,
annual and sick leave, 401
(K) retirement.; Refer to job
code 06-3GC when applying.
Apply in writing to:
Director of Administrative Services
,,Attrt: Human Resources
Life Management Center of NW FL Inc.
525 E. 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
hrdept@lifemanagementcenter.org
Fax: 850-872-7769
EOE/Drug-Free Work Place.
ltc2/6


Mexico Beach Townhous' ,'
water side, 2 bedroom. 1 1 /2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000.
OBO. Call 227-2094. 4tp2/6

3 bedroom, 2 bath with
study, brick home, 2 story
barn 16x32 on 4.76 acres,
fenced, Wewahitchka. Call
'850-639-5072. 4tp2/6

For Sale By Owner: 6 acres,
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home with .fireplace,
inground pool, beautiful
trees, $162,900. Call 850-
639-3924 for appointment.
4tcl /30

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. tfc2/6

By Owner: 3 bedroom, 2
bath 1895 sq. ft., terrazzo
floors, 2 1/2 lots, Redflsh
Street, Highland View. Call
227-2094. 4tpl/30

Land for sale, 2 acres, Stone'
Mill Creek. For more infor-
mation call 227-1143 or 227-
9353. 3tp2/6










THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2003 PAGE 9B


Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Investment & Residential
Property
Joan Lovelace,
Broker/Associate
850-648-5767 ext. 106
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfc2/63

For Sale By Owner: Water
Front Property, White 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
Kirkland. tfc2/6

BAY FRONT LOT FOR
SALE: Beautiful bay front lot
100x780. 971. Cape San
Bias Road. Environmental
survey done/pier permitted
and is transferrable. Some
clearing has been done.
Beautiful magnolia tree in
center of lot, $M25,000. Call
850-227-2584 -or 850-227-
1931. 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

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






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

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

Need your house cleaned?,
Hard working, honest &
'dependable!! Can provide ref-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
-7851 leave message. tfc2/6

WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-Walls at
227-5197. tfc2/6






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-398-CA
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES. INC.. AS
SURVIVOR BY MERGER WITH ASSO-
CIATES FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs. .
ORBIE B. FRANKLIN. JR., a/k/a BEN-
JAMIN FRANKLIN
AND FRANKLIN.
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ORBIE B.
FRANKLIN, JR. a/k/a BENJAMIN 0.
FRANKLIN, IF ANY, JOHN DOE OR
ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION;
and all unknown parties claiming by.
.through under or against the named
defendants, whether living or not, and
whether said unknown parties claims
as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees.
lienors, creditors, trustees, pr in any
other capacity, claiming by, through
under or against' the- named defen-.
dants,





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Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated January 22nd, 2003
entered In Civil Case No. 02-398-CA of
the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial
Circuit in and for Gulf County. Florida.
wherein CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES.
INC., AS SURVIVOR BY MERGER
WITH ASSOCIATES FINANCIAL SER-
VICES, INC. Is Plaintiff and ORBIE B.
FRANKLIN. JR.. a/k/a BENJAMIN 0.
FRANKLIN AND ____
FRANKLIN. UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ORBIE B. FRANKLIN. JR.. a/k/a BEN-
JAMIN 0. FRANKLIN. IF ANY, JOHN
DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POS-
SESSION and all unknown parties
claiming by. through under or against
the named defendants, whether living
or not, and whether said unknown
parties claims as heirs, divisees,
grantees, assignees, llenors. creditors.
trustees, or In any other capacity.
claiming by, through under or against
the named defendants are
Defendantss.
I will sell to the highest bidder
for cash, at the front door of the Gulf
County Courthouse., 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida at 11:00 o'clock a.m.
EST on the 21st day of February, 2003
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 9 BLOCK 1018. UNIT 2.
MILLVIEW ADDITION, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 46 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Street address: 311 Avenue A,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Dated this 23rd day of January, 2003.
DOUGLAS BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish February 6 & 13, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
ALISA D. COX, Plaintiff
WILLIAM C. WHITE and wife, MISTY G.
WHITE, Defendants
Case No: 02-371-CA
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated January 23.
2003, and entered In Civil Case No. 02-
371-CA of the Circuit Court in and for
Gulf County. wherein ALISA D. COX is
the Plaintiff and WILLIAM C. WHITE
and wife. MISTY G. WHITE are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe, Florida. at 11:00 a.m.. EST. on the
14th day of February, 2003. the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment. to-wit:
Lot 3, Block 15. Port
St. Joe Beach. FL Unit
Number One accord-
ing to the official plat
thereof recorded in
Plat Book 1. Page 58
,in the public records
of Gulf County.
Florida.
Dated this 27th day of January, 2003.
DOUGLAS C, BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/Betty.Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish Jan. 30 & Feb. 6, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 02-407
CONSECO. FINANCE SERVICING
CORP.,
Duluth. GA 30096
v. Plaintiff.
GREGORY A. STEPHENS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGORY A.
_TCFHENF fEE-.:.F-i 'TIFHLr.s
l, S'T '0F'H jrHs, A.ID E l.i,,Kfr-,v.1J
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Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREGORY A. STEPHENS
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGO-
RY A. STEPHENS
DEBORA K. STEPHENS
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORA
K. STEPHENS
THE UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure
action has been filed against you on
the following described .property:
Commence, at a con-
crete monument
marking the South
Quarter, (SE corner of
SW 1/4) corner of
Section 18, T5S, R9W,
Gulf County. Florida,
thence go North 00
degrees 13' 48" East
along the East bound-
ary line of the SW 1/4
of said Section 18 for a
distance of 63.29 ft. to
the Northerly R/W
boundary line of
County Road No. 381;
thence go North 89
degrees 32' 13" West
along said Northerly
R/W boundary line for
a distance of 313.00
feet to a point of Inter-'
section with the
Westerly R/W bound-
ary line of Quail Drive
(having a 66 foot wide
R/W), for the POB;
from said POB go
North 89 degrees 32'
13" West along said
Northerly R/W bound-
ary line of County
Road No. 381 for. a
distance of 123.50 ft.;
thence departing said
Northerly R/W bound-
ary line of County
Road No. 381 go North
00 degrees 37' 18"


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East for a distance of
265.57 ft.; thence go
South 89 degrees 22'
42" East for a distance
of 123.50 ft. to the.
Westerly R/W bound-
ary line of Quail Drive;
thence go South 00
degrees 37' 18" West
for a distance of
265.23 ft. to the POB.
Said parcel of land
lying and being In the
SW 1/4 of section 18.
T5S. R9W. Gulf
County. Florida. Also
known as Lot 2, Quall
Ridge Estates,
unrecorded.
TOGETHER WITH a
2000 60x28 Waverly
Mobile Home, Serial
N o
FLFLX70AB27695WC
31.
and you are required to file a written
response with the Court and serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any. to
it on Timothy D. Padgett. Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address Is 2810
Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee,'
Florida 32308, at least thirty (30) days
from the date of first publication or on
or before March 3. 2003. and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the com-
plaint.


Dated this 23rd day of January, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of Court
By: Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-10
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested in providing the following
goods/service:
T.D.C Marketing Services
Specifications may be obtained from
the Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,.
Blvd.. Room 148, Port St. Joe. FL
32456 (8501229-6113.
Questions should be directed to'
Tourist Development Council Director'
Paula Pickett at (850) 229-7800.
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID, and Include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
February 21, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.
E.S.T., at the Office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin,
Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday,
February 24, 2003 at 10:00 A.M.
E.S.T.
The Board/T.D.C. reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.


BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jerry W. Barnes.
Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C.
Birmingham, Clerk
Publish Jan. 30 & Feb. 6, 2003
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
RFP NUMBER #102
North Florida Child Development, Inc.
is requesting proposals from qualified
persons for a Project Manager to pro-
vide facility renovations and major con-
struction management services for the
arly Head Start expansion project in
'Gulf County, Florida., Specifications
may be obtained from the Fiscal
Department. North Florida Child
Development .Inc., Attn: Gerald
Thompson, PO Box 38; 200 North
Second Street, Wewahitchka,
FL-(850)639-5080 ext. 11. Please
Indicate on the envelope YOUR COM-
PANY NAME and Include., the RFP
#102. Proposals will be received until
February 7, 2003 @ 3 PM CST at
NFCD. Inc. This agency, reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals.
Publish Jan. 30 & Feb. 6; 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider a Resolution for proper-
ty exchange:
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA IS
CONSIDERING AN EVEN EXCHANGE


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OF PROPERTY WITH JOE SEWELL
WHEREBY-GULF COUNTY PROVIDES
TO JOE SEWELL 20 ACRES OF LAND,
MORE OR LESS, ADJACENT TO BUCK
HORN LANDFILL. LOCATED NEAR
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA AND JOE
SEWELL PROVIDES TO GULF COUN-
TY, FLORIDA 3.19 ACRES. MORE.OR
LESS, ADJACENT TO GASKIN PARK.
'LOCATED NEAR WEWAHITCHKA,
FLORIDA.
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The public hearing will be held
during the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners' Regular
Meeting on Tuesday. February 11.
2003 at 6:00 p.m. est In the County
Commissioners' meeting room in the
Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, Gulf County Courthouse
Complex. Port St. Joe, Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
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GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: JERRY BARNES,
CHAIRMAN
Publish Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 2003
Barrier Dunes Homeowner's
Association is accepting bids for the
rental of The Gate House. Contact
Patrick at 850-229-2600.
.Publish February 6 and 13. 2003


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4975-A Cape San Bias Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Roger Bradley Bobbie Edwards Victor Ramos
Broker/Owner Agent Broker Associate, GRI
Mobile: 850-227-4383 After Hours After Hours
After Hours: 229.2749 1-877-873-3127 850-229-9353
BUSINESS TOLL-FREE FAX
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oaks and outstanding amenities, this CAPE SAN BIAS" These 2 BR/1 BA 550
* iglf access homesite features breath- SF+- Cottages feature deeded Gulf access
taking views of the beautiful Gulf of and numerous upgrades including metal
Mexico, community pool, children's roofs, vinyl windows, new flooring, appli-
playground, tenni c.:.ur underground ances, and furnishings, and much more.
* utilities, paved irsei'. dec.:,ra>te. lighI. All you .will need is your beach chair and
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OFFERED @ $129,900 and ends)! 4 TO CHOOSE FROM @
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views of the Gulf Of Mexico and the St. GUFiews from this 3 BR/35 BA 1800+ RRIER DUNES Fantastic.
see Joe Bay from this 3 BR/ 2.5 BA Gulf iews from this 3 BR/3.G BA 1800+ sq. ft.
Front Unit on Cape Sai BIas. Offered unit in Barrier Dunes. Great rental tom-
fully furnished this spacious end unit pletely furnished! $449,900.
features both open and screened decks,
under unit parking, outdoor shower,
and much more! A BARGAIN @
$195,900





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NITYI Owner will consider financing or
joint venture on this Grand 5 BR/4 BA
Gulf View Beauty. Recently upgraded
inside and out, owner will include
adjoining lot as well. A Great Buy @
$550,000.


Treasure Shores Gulfview Lot @
$87,500
Scenic HWY C30 A, GreenHills,
Gulfyview @ $75,000 and $105,900
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre +-,
$295,000
104' x 208' bordering State Park @
$85,000

Bayview on HWY C-30A, 200'x 217'
@ $110,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x
106', $124,900

Interior on Cape San Bias,
Commercial, $104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $,144,900.
Treasure Bay on C-30, 103'x217' @
$72,500. '

Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
51'x312', $399,000.


tessionally decorated. -OFFERED @
$925,000."' 1.


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This 2 BR/ 2 BA gulf front unit boasts
superb views, vaulted ceilings, fire-
place, spacious decks, snappy decor
and much more! OFFERED FULLY FUR-
NISHED @ $295,500.


vYWmIcaK a CU E numcoEii rerrecr ror
investment or building, this lot features
numerous amenities, deeded beach
access, along with swaying pines and
majestic oaks. Borders conservation
area and only $89,900.


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Buy-Sell Plans for Small Business Owner


By: Andy Wilkinson Financial
Advisor
Small businesses are, often
created in moments of
inspiration, perspiration, and
desperation. Most of them, about
75 percent, leave the starting line
with a roar only to sputter to a
halt within three years. A few
make it past this first marker,
gain access to commercial credit,
and use it to shift into a growth
gear. A tiny fraction of these
growth companies attract private
equity sufficient to buyout the
founders and return a handsome
profit to new management and the
venture capitalists who believed
in them. A smaller fraction still
remains in the hands of the
original founders and their
families, until the finish line,
where the driver's seat is turned
over to a new generation and the
race begins again.
In thle frenzy of getting the
business up and running, in the,
whirl of organizational meetings
with lawyers 'and accountants and
bankers, and, in the dizziness of
. new product development,
planning for the future is often
overlooked. But, whether the
business is one that.is eventually
sold to outsiders and perhaps
taken public, or whether it is one
that becomes a multi-generational
endeavor, one basic planning tool
should not be overlooked.
The buy-sell plan assures
business ownership remains in
the hands of current ownership at
least during the infancy and
growth stages.
A "buy-eell" agreement is a
legal document that restricts the
disposition of privately-held busi-
ness interests, usually among
existing owners, their families, or
selected employees. The agree-
ment sets forth the events, such
as an attractive offer from an
outsider or the retirement, death,
or disability of an owner, that
trigger its operation. The
agreement also addresses the
purchase price and terms for
payment.
Although an agreement
among existing owners for the
purchase and sale of an owner's
business interest may be reached
at any time, .there are several
benefits to entering ,into the
agreement prior to the occurrence
of a triggering event.
From the seller's per-
Sfpeitft a -a willing abuyers-is
identified well in advance. This is
especially important for owners of
minority interests for whom there
is a limited, market outside of
other owners, management or
younger-generation family
members. From the buyers'
perspective, the contractual right
to purchase a deceased or retiring
owner's business interest assures-
retention, of control.
The sales price and terms
are established while all parties
are active and alive and possess
equal bargaining power. This
relieves both buyer and seller
from having to .negotiate terms
and price follo\(ne, death,
disability or retirement of an



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Holiday Closure
The Tyndall AFB t'ommissary
will be closed Monday February
17 in observance of President's
Day. The commissary will be open
for regular hours of operation
Tuesday February 18 .

Retiree Activities

Office Internet Site
The Tynd'all Relir'ee Activities
Office has aj website ,containing
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interest to rruhlitar retiree-s.. To
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Military Homestead

Exemption Increase
In May, 2002, Governor Bush
signed legislation that would
increase the homestead tax
exemption from $500 to $5000 for
veterans rated 10 percent to 90
percent service-connected dis-
ability beginning in tax year 2003.
According .to personnel in the Bay
County Tax Appraiser's Office,
veterans currently receiving the
$500 exemption will
automatically receive : the new
exemption for 2003. Qualified
veterans currently not receiving
the $500 exemption will need -to
apply for the new exemption. To


apply, present a copy of your
rating decision from the
Department of Veteran's Affairs or
documentation from the military
service department to the
property appraiser.

School's In Session
Drive With Caution!


Andy Wilkinson
Financial Advisor
owner-a time when the sell;r or
his/her heirs are at their most
vulnerable and when the.
company may be struggling to
maintain normal operations.
The Internal Revenue.
Service' generally, accepts the
purchase price in the agreement
as the business value for estate
tax'purposes, if:
'* the agreement is at arm's
length;
the agreement is bona-fide;


the agreement is not a
device for transferring value to
one's family members.
Given that so many- tax
disputes involve valuation issues,
the significance of this benefit
should not be underestimated.
Financing can be arranged
in anticipation of 'the buy-out.
Retirement buy-outs are often
financed through a combination
of :seller-financing, additional
company debt and cash on hand.
Death or disability buy-outs are
often financed in part or in whole
with life or disability insurance.
Although there are hybrid
agreements that represent
variations on the theme, there are
two basic types of buy-sell
agreements: the cross-purchase
plan and the entity plan.
Under a cross-purchase plan,
the business owners enter into an
agreement obligating a retiring or
deceased owner to sell, put or
first-offer his/her business
interest to the surviving owners
for an agreed upon price. Under a
mandatory buy-sell, the affected
owner must offer his/her
business interest upon the
occurrence of a triggering event
and .the -Lurivningi owners nmi.isti
,p iha;se it. 11 the agretmr-ltt
provides for ia put, the affected
owner may offer his/her interest
to the survivors, who 'must
purchase. it if he/she does so. If
the agreement provides for a first
right of refusal, the affected
shareholder must first offer
his/her business interest to the
survivors, who may accept or


refuse the offer. If the offer is
refused, the affected shareholder
is free to sell his/her interest to
an outsider.
Example: A, B, and C each
own equal interests of E-Widget,
Inc. The shareholders enter into
an agreement to .buy each other's
interest in the event of an offer
from a third party, death,
disability 'or retirement.
Specifically, upon the 'occurrence
of any of these triggering events, A
must first-offer his/her interest,
valued at $3,333,333, to each of B
and C. B and C each has the right
to purchase a perc-entao_ of ,\ s
interest based on his.. her pro rata
interest in the business. Because
B and C are equal owners, -each is
entitled to purchase one-half of
A's interest for,$1,666,667.
With an entity plan, the
owners and the company itself
enter into a written aireemeint
obligating a retiring or deceased
owner to sell, put or first-offer,
his/her business interest' to the
business itself for an agreed upon
price. ;
Example: X, Y, and Z each
own equal interests ocf .\ mir- .::'ni.


Adopt a Pet
Currently available for
adoption at the Humane Soci-tyv
are ,seven mixed breed pups, 3
'> dnths. "'ld" (two arr,- pict'dfed).
Shep, a medium-sized long-haired
male; Dominique, ca indiiunm--ized
white male (neutered: and- "all
shots); Pistol & Pearl, 5 mbo. old
kittens; Magic. & Midnight, male
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Inc. They have valued the
business at $10,000,000 and
have entered into an agreement
obligating the business to buy.
each other's interest in the event
of the death, disability or
:retirement. Specifically, upon the
occurrence of any of these
triggering events, X must first-
offer his/her interest, valued at
$3,333,333, to Acme.com and the
company has the right to
.i-( purchase X's, interest. Following
the purchase, Y and Z each own a
S50 percent interest in the
'business, as compared to the 33
percent interest they owned prior
'-' the purchase.
A major consideration with
;-'both the .cross-purchase and
* ,entity plans is financing the
' purchase price. Business owners
'are typically limited to three
options: *
accumulation of assets in
stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or
other investment vehicles;
S* borrowing, .provided
additional credit is available over.
"above existing term loans and
credit line or .
di.sabilit y income or' life


iolored: "and Dixie, a black
Ssheiphierd female.
Lab,'chow pups, husky little
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M lden'fet're'., r rL\. Princo.. .''i"
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For more information, contact,
the St.., Joseph Bay Humane
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i Humane Society's web site at
Swww.sjbhumanesociety.org.


insurance proceeds (in the event
of. a buy-out at death or
disability).
Overall, a buy-sell agreement
allows for a seamless transfer of a
retiring or deceased owner's
business interest. This promotes
continued harmony among the
surviving. owners and the
departed owner's family.
Employees and creditors remain
confident about the uninterrupted


continuance of the business.
Customers and suppliers remain
comfortable about doing business
with the company.
Andy Wilkinson is a Financial
Advisor with Prudential Securities
in the Destin/Pensacola offices
and can 'be reached toll free at 1-
866-715-4793 or email andy_
wilkinson@prusec.com
Prudential Securities is not a
legal or tax advisor.,


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PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held'at the Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at
10:00 a.m. EST, and the Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday. February 25, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public .hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hear-
ings will be to discuss and act on the following:
Preliminary Plat Approval Richard Parvey Parcel ID #3185-
003R, 3186-OOOR 21.3 acres in Section 20, Township 9 South,
Range 10 West;' Gulf County, Florida a 24 unit subdivision
development subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
Preliminary Plat Approval and Variance for road paving East
Bay Subdivision Tom Gibson &,William J. Rish, Jr. Parcel ID
#0339-015R, #0339-025R -'537.'94 acres in Section 19, Town-
ship 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 41 unit
subdivision development subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County L, ,
Final Plat ApproYal Hendrix Indian Lagoon Bill Hendrix Par-
cel ID #3171-080R 12.38 acres in Section 15, Township 9
South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida!- a 11 unit subdi-
vision subject to all development .regulations required. by Gulf
County
Final Plat Approval Lester Ridge Lester & Harrington Parcel
ID #'1508-050R 32.40 acres in Section 2, Township 4 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida .- a 18. unit subdivision
subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Public Hearing for adoption by reference the revised Port of Port
St Joe Port Master Plan into th I Qulf County Comprehensive
Plan
Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning
Department, Room 301 in the' Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these mat-
ters. Information prior to the meeting can be viewed at the Plan-
ning and Building.Department at 1000'.Costin Blvd., Room 301.


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Large Format Copies. Our new Aficio 470W Large Format Copier/Scanner
allows us to offer high quality black & white copies in sizes up to 72" x 36".
We can produce enlargements and reductions from 25% to 400% in 0.1%
increments with noise reduction, step-and-repeat, positive/negative, mir-
ror image, and image overlay capability. And we can do it all right here in
downtown Port St. Joe.


Quantity 18" x24" 24"x 36" >24" x 36"
1-3 Copies $2.25 each $2.75 each call for quote
4-7 Copies $2.00 each $2.40 each call for quote
8-15 Copies $1.75 each $2.05 each call for quote
16-25 Copies $1.50 each $1.70 each call for quote
26+ Copies $1.25 each $1.35 each call for quote
Reductions, enlargements, and other services may incur additional charges.


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*$1.25 each, 18"x24", 26+ quantity. See complete price list below.


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