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Port Inn Opens
Doors Sunday Pg. 3A
Mexico Beach Drawing
Dead Lakes Park a
'New ER Opens
See Sports Pg. 14 & 15
Ground Broken for
New Care Closet Pg. 8B
Classified Pg.9 thru. 11B,.
Special Events for Mexico
Beach, Inc. wants to know who
cooks the BEST Gumbo! 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
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
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 io warm their product
"' (crock pots suggested). The com-
mittee will provide tables, electnc-
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
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.
by Tim Croft .
It's all about the children.
This week is National Child.
Passenger Safety Week, seven days
of education and awareness on
properly securing young children
when taking'to the road.
SThe week culminates on
Saturday with Child Safety Seat
U' Check events at both ends of the.
The first will be 9 a.m. until
noon ET in the parking lot of the
Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe.
The second will be noon until
3 p.m. CT in front of the old school
gymnasium on Hwy. 71 in
Wewahitchka, next to North.
Florida Child Development.
The events coincide with the
latest "Buckle Up Florida" cam-
paign which runs Feb. 10-23.
Florida law enforcement will make
a special effort to ensure that kids
are properly restrained.
"We need to take care of our
kids," said Jill Jones of the county
Health Department. "You see a lot
of kids in our community who are
not strapped in in any way.
"We are putting more educa-
tion and awareness out there. And
it's the law."
That, however, hasn't done
much to significantly alter some
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, 4,675 children
ages 5 and under were killed or
injured in Florida traffic crashes
S (See Safety on Page 7A)
The Star On Line at http://www.StarFL.com
Reading Level Now Required
Third Graders Must Read at Level 2 to be Promoted
by Tim Croft
As school children around the
county take on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test,
parents of third gradersshoiild be
mindful of an important change
courtesy of their state lawmakers.
Beginning with this round of
the FCAT, third-graders who do
not read to at least Level 2 on
grading scale will face mandatory
There are so-called "good
cause exceptions," but they are
very limited and. basically affect
only profoundly disabled ESE stu-
dents, students for whom English
is a second language and, based
on a rule just approved by the
State Board of Education late last
month, students who score 51 per-
Wildlife Sanctuary, Road Paving, and
Stump Hole Get Commission s Attention
,Gulf County Commissionerg
breezed through a relatively light
agenda Tuesday evening as they
passed an ordinance proclaiming
Dead Lakes Park as a Wildlife
Sanctuary, talked about cost
overruns on the current road
paving ,project and decided the
gate at Stump Hole would remain
unlocked as summer approaches.
Commissioner Billy Traylor
had asked the board to, consider,
making Dead Lakes Park a
Wildlife Sanctuary and an ordi-
nance was drafted, discussed and
advertised, making that procla-
During Tuesday's meeting the
board' unanimously agreed to the
ordinance which is meant to pro-
tect wildlife in the area. An article
on the park can be found on page
IB of this issue of The Star.
Jumping to the' extreme
southern end of the county, the,
board decided they had dealt with
enough headaches with the gate
being locked at the public beach
access, point at Stump Holeo-on
When .Sheriff Major Joe
Nugent brought up the gate and'
turtle season Commissioner
Carmen McLemore said', "They
(the state) didn't stand up to their
end of the bargain."
The county had agreed to gate
the access point during turtle sea-
son, but the lock, which was not
spelled out in the agreement was
continually left locked, limiting
access and prompting complaints
to the board.
McLemore suggested the
board leave the gate unlocked and
asked county deputies to keep a
watchful eye out for violators of
the beach driving ordinance rules,
and also post the gated entrance
with signs explaining beach driv-
ing rules and regulations.
Michael Hammond, county
building official, was wearing his
paving contract overseer hat when
he gave the board an update on
road paving progress.
He gave them a bit of bad
news stating that it looked like
there would be an overrun of
funds spent on paving and the
,board will have to find another
funding source to finish out the.
In a nutshell the board is in
the midst of an apparently $4.5
million paving project, of which
somewhere around $2.5 million is
state grant and matching grant,
.funds. The board' also received
$3.2 million in bond funds to pay
for the remaining $2' million in
road paving expense and, to reim-
burse the county coffers for past
paving projects paid for out of
reserves-of $1.1 million.
Hammond believes the over-
run will be around $50,000 based
on current spending requests.
Commissioners McLemore, Peters
anrid Barnes have overspent their
district paving funds and Fox and
Traylor are still under budget in
In' Other County Business
The board agreed to a land
trade with Joe Sewell for 20 acres i
of property near the Wetappo
landfill for 3.19 acres adjacent to
Gaskin Park. The land will be
used to make improvements to.
and expand the park area.
Appointed Ralph Fisher to
the Gulf County Licensing Board.
- Named Curtis Lowe, Charles
Weston and Alan McNair as three
of five members to the resident
budget committee board.
Heard questions from Tom
Semmes concerning Commis-
sioner Billy Traylor's use of the
county grader to grade Gaskin
Side Camp Road and an area
adjacent to the Creek Stop Deli,
paving roads that had been
accepted by the county for grad-
ing only, and the road department
dropping dirt on right-of-ways in
District 1 and 2 contrary to cur-
rent county policy. .
Both Commissioner Traylor
and McLemore answered Semmes'
inquiries saying the actions ques-
tioned were within county policy
and nothing had been done
wrong. They stated the roads
graded were county roads, the
board approved the paving project
and dirt dumped was in compli-
ance with county policy.
cent or above on the norm-refer-
enced portions of the FCAT.
It's worth noting that a stu-
dent not reading at Level 2 or
above on the FCAT, or in the low-,
Sest quartile,, would typically not be
expected to; score in the third
quartile on the norm-referenced
portions of the test.,
The third-grade retention poli-
cy was passed last year by the
Florida Legislature, which has
wrestled with the rule for several'
Originally implemented for
third-graders, it was changed to
fourth grade and, now, returned to
the third, grade.
The aim of the rule is two-fold,
one somewhat, political, the other
S As to the former, the rule.
seeks to end social promotion, a
central element of Gov. Jeb Bush's
education initiatives since taking
office in 1998.
The latter speaks to reams of
research that indicates the impor-
tance of putting down a solid edu-
cational foundation by the time a
child reaches age 10.
The key brick in that founda-
tion is reading.
"If you can't read, you can't
meet with success," said Sara Jo
Wooten, director of instruction for
Gulf County Schools. \"It hinders
everything else you do in life."
And the longer a child, is,
moved ahead in grade while falling
behind ini the classroom, the fur-,
ther behind they will fall and the
lower the odds they will ever catch
Additionally, research demon-
sltates 'that retention or remedia-
don in later grades only increases
the chances that a student will
eventually become a dropout
So, in essence, the state is
saying a third-grader should have
developed to a point where he. or
she can handle the reading
requirements of the Sunshine
State Standards, on which the
classroom curriculum, and the
FCAT, are based,
"We 'concur," Wootenr said.
"Kids need to learn how to read."
And they won't have. summer
school to count on as a last bit of
remediation to ensure promotion.
FCAT scores are the key and
until the child reaches the requi-
site level on the FCAT, or qualifies
for an exemption, the child will not
advance to fourth grade. .
Additionally, the School Board
and Superintendent can't override
'the intent of the rule: if a child
doesn't meet the standards, they
won't advance. There are no
strings to pull.
Letters have been sent home
to parents of public school chil-
dren in kindergarten through third
grades alerting them of the rule
'The letters are meant to
'inform parents of third-graders of
the guidelines for their child's
They are also intended as an
alert to parents of younger stu-
dents while stressing the impor-
tance of communication between
teacher, school administrator and
parent concerning the importance
of a child's progress in reading.
"This is something that is here
to stay," Wooten said.
Wooten also noted that the
impact in the district. of the rule
change is, given past performance,
likely to be negligible.
For instance, last year, just
two third-graders and four fourth-
graders were held back a grade
after attending summer reading
"We had very few students
retained." Wooten said.
."Teachers are working hard.
They are doing everything hurnan-
Sly possible to teach the Sunshine
State Standards to mastery.
Administrators are working hard. I
(See Reading on Page 4A)
Members of the Brownfield Advisory Committee listen to Steve Long's review of site testing.
Brownfield Committee Meets
Members of the Brownfield
Advisory Committee recently held
'their first organizational meeting
with representatives of The St. Joe
Company and Smurfit-Stone
The local committee was
formed as part of the companies'
efforts to, enter the Brownfield
Redevelopment Program for SSC
property at the old mill site and
St. Joe Company land (an old
impoundment site) just north of
the mill site. Most of the meeting
served as an orientation session.
for committee members with
Richard Spaulding, Brownfield
Coordinator with the Florida
department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP), reviewing and
explaining the program and its
Spaulding used a PowerPoint
presentation to explain the "recy-
cling of lands" process and the
partnership effort to provide an
environmentally safe site and
market ready lands.
One of the first steps in the
process will be to determine if
and/or to what degree contamina-'
tion is present at the site. A
Brownfield Site Rehabilitation
Agreement is then determined
and corrective action is taken.
After the orientation, Steve
4amilton, SSC, and Steve Long,
consultant with St. Joe Company,
reviewed site work done to date on
both parcels of property. Both
reported that no major contami-
nants had been discovered to
date. Hamilton noted that an area
near the old paint building at the
mill site was the only area where
groundwater was impacted.
Both companies will continue
with site assessment plans which
will include further testing of the
two parcels. Once a plan is
approved by FDEP testing will
continue at the sites to determine
contamination levels, results will
be analyzed and a course of action
will be mapped out by FDEP and
property owners to resolve any
Hamilton and Long- stated
that their respective companies
intend to clear the sites up to res-
idential standards based on their
current knowledge of what they
are dealing with in the form of
Members of the committee
will meet with the property own-
ers next just prior to the samples
being taken at the sites. This will
likely be after the mill demolition
work is completed.
When asked how long it
would take for the Brownfield
process to be completed,
Hamilton said, "I'll feel real good if
we're finished within two years."
Members. of the Brownfield
Committee are-Paul Gant, Rev.
David Fernandez, George Duren,
Alan McNair, Tommy Pitts, Kenny
Wood, Marie Romanelli, Willie
Ramsey, Ferrel Allen and Clay
PAGE TWO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2003'
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H-unker Down With Kes
by Kesley Colbert
A Tart Response!
Why Not Work
One of the questions I've been asking myself as I've seen recent
actions by the county commission is, why would they go on record and file
a petition opposing the city of Port St. Joe annexing property along Hwy.
98 to the northern side of Highland View?
For some time Port St. Joe was attempting to move this direction and
include the St. Joe Company's WindMark subdivision. As most people
know, the city took a major hit when the mill shut down and has strug-
gled to reclaim the loss of taxable values so the board can keep taxes at a
reasonable rate. The WindMark annexation fell through, but Port St. Joe
decided to honor voluntary annexation requests up to that point.
Expandingtheir borders by annexing property is a way the tax base
can be expanded. City services are then available to the new city'residents
and they help contribute to the furnishing of those services through city
All property Port St. Joe is seeking to annex is being annexed through
the voluntary annexation process. To my knowledge no property owners
are having their arms twisted or being forced to do anything. They are
asking the city to let them join them.
Furthermore. Port St. Joe's efforts are not going to hurt county go -
ernment in any way. The county will still get its tax cut because city tax\e
are paid on top of. or in addition to county taxes.
.Prior to the citv of Port St. Joe making this move. they also spent sev-
eral months in neoutiations with the County Commissionr'r working out an
agreement in which the city would meet a list of concessions in order to
get county support for annexation. This agreement was hashed out and
both parties seemingly were in agreement.
Now, we're at a point where the County Commission is going to spend
taxpayers' money to challenge annexation and the city of Port St. Joe will
have to spend more tax dollar' to defend its stance so property owners
who wish to be a part of the city of Port St Joe can have that opportuni-
It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me for Lus to be haggling over an
issue that does 't hurt anyone. but juSt simply helps the city of Port St.
We Need Help
Star Reporter Tim Croft arid Advertsing Director Ron Isbell got
together with me last week and we began to organize what I call the "mill
This project is already beginning to take on a life of its own as we start
to outline what the content should include and the dynamics of putting
articles, pictures and other information together.
A brief '6ouine of our plans include a full color gloss'coalfed heavy
cover and white book paper inside. The book's content will run somewilel;
between 60 to 90 pages. Plans are to include a combinauon of both color
and black and white pages.
Stories and photos will start with the pre-construction era and run
through the demolition of the mill site.
One of the story items that we feel will be most interesting is reliving
some of the unique individual expenences many of the former employees
could share with us. I'm sure many of these workers or their families also
have old photos that could help us tell about this important part of our
history. We would love to look at these stones and photos for considera-
tion to use in the book.
Anyone who would like to share memories, comments or photos with
us should drop by The Star office, e-mail us at email@example.com or lax
written maternal to 850-227-7212 We will scan your pictures. return
them to you and give you a credit line for letting us use them.
There is no questioning the fact that this special publication will be
extra special with the inclusion of personal material from the folks who
made'their living at the plant. I even have a few stones of my own I could
share after spending an exciting summer earning college tuition in the
This book will be distnbuted to every subsenber and will hopefully be
completed' about the same time the mill demolition work is
through...probably around the 1st of September. All recommendations,
suggestions, contnbutions and encouragements will be appreciated.
My freshman year in high
school the Student Council orga-.
nized a Valentine's Day dan:e
Ordinarily that wouldn't have
meant a thing to me. As a matter
of fact I found out later that this
was an annual affair-it just had
never caught my eye before
because I wasn't all that interest-
ed in standing around a half-dark-
ened gym making small talk. And,
of course, I couldn't dance a lick!
Bobbi Jo Patterson :changed
my thinking somewhat on women
in general and, at the very least,
lent a whole new meaning to the
"Be Mine Forever" Valentine tarts!
I was ,fifteen years old that
fateful February. And I'd been,
.noticing a change in the way I felt
around Bobbi Jo. She wasn't silly
like Panim or L.aRendj or Ruth Ann
She didn l run o\er \ou and kick
VOLi iIInd beat \%nu up like Man E
Pendlet:ii. She didn t raise her
hand inii Eniglih and ask the mostly
ridiculolIu- questions like NLuncv
Carol or Dinad .\nd she was pret-
Lier than Sandra Dee and AnnetLte
Funicello put together!
I purposed in my heart to ask
her to the dance.
Now, I know what I had been
saying about Valentine's Day for
years. I hated passing around
those cards in the second grade.
The dime store candy was hard as
a brick-bat. I couldn't "cut out" a
heartworth a hoot! And Mary E.
declaring to the whole elementary
school that I was "her Valentine"
was enough to sour a.man on the
But Bobbi Jo Patterson was
The only problem I had was
figuring out how you asked a girl
to something like this. I sure did-
n't want to come on like Ned in the
first reader! And I had talked to
ilrls mind \oii. I wo.,i al.aj -. ruill-
inp. M larv HLiadl\ Ilali\den to ter. II
eL- w On'i.u d to I tJ th', h ba-'lahL ll
held. I haud a-.krd Br'.erly Spark-.
to help me i erri n-orie thai. I.ittlr-
Boy Bluei poenm in the -.i- th urad,'.
And Diane Stoner r. ,:)laV',.
telling me some joke she got from
her older brother....
But this was serious. And I
wanted to do it just right! I needed
I waited till Leon was alone
down at the barn. He was five
years older and had dated a lot. I
figured it was high time he started
giving me some good, sound
brotherly advice. I explained just
exactly how I felt and what I want-
ed to do.
He studied on it a few. min-
utes. "Shoot, you can't just come
right out and ask her. You've got
to be coy here. Play hard to get.
Don't let her see you sweat. You've
got to be so cool that you get her
to want you to ask her... under-
Well, no I didn't. I didn't want
tiL hFb t'ol I didn t even know what
icy meant And nobod', s.wea in
Ih- nmiddle -f Iebruarv'! How come
I -1lt 'can I. a-k -her traieill1. oul.
He called in Jacrkie Burn,' and
PjIul Da'.id Camphbell. They both
aprevid witl.h Leon Send her a
card-but don I sign it.
"Try to sit where she can see
you eat in the lunchroom."
"Work it so you iccidently run
into her between classess" ,
"Go by and talk a little collard
planting with Mr. Patterson."
"Find out who her best girl-
friend is and start making small.
talk with her every chance' you
get. ... -
Folks, this doesn't make any
sense to me. And while I'm dis-
cussing farming with Mr.
Patterson and making small talk.
with Lisa Hanratty, Wayne
Bollinger asked Bobbi Jo to go to
the dance with him!
My heart was broken.
"It's working even. better than .
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)
I MISSED TWO WEEKS at
the keyboard and from the flack
I got from Willie and Kesley,
you'd think I had broken every
-pne of the Ten Commandments.
I especially took umbrage to
Willie's remarks about "falling
back" on my pets, as subjects.
We have another dog I could
write about, but she isn't mature
enough yet. She is only two
months. old, and still .cutting
teeth. "She" is a teacup poodle,
apricot colored arnd has teeth
sharp as a razor.
She has learned to get off the
couch, already. She just edges
up to the rim and crash dives
off. So, you see,. you are lucky.
You just missed having to sit
through several hundred words.
I don't know whether or not I
told you about "Sinbad", the
Siamese cat we used to have or
not. But with a "talent" such as
being able to use the commpde, I
don't see how I could have
missed that one.
Have Fooled You, But He Can't Fo
Written by Wesley Ramsey
Maybe I was waiting until he
learned to flush it;. a trick he
never did learn.
WILLIE PULLED a trick on
me with last week's column.
I have set it enough times to
know precisely the number of
words, and lines, it takes to fill:
up my allotted space.
Willie pulled the trick by set-
ting the column in 10 point type.
I use nine point type and need
more lines of type to fill up the
space with. He fooled you, but he,
can't fool me.
Another thing he has you
fooled about is, he has someone
hired to do the writing now. He's
Published Every Thursday at 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 Ramsey . Graphic Design/Office Manager
writer-free and can devote all his
time to writing "Etaoin Shrdlu"
the few times he may be faced
with the task. I
Come to think of it, he can't
write "Etaoin Shrdlu" because he
never sat type on a Linotype. It
was all computerized by the time
he began to set type. A person
can't claim to set type in a cer-
tain way unless he has.
MY BACK WAS hurting me
for the past two weeks. I took a
dim view of people who claimed
to have a backache until I had
Send Address Change to:
Post Office Box 308
Port St. Joe, FL 32457-0308
Phone (850) 227-1278
PERIODICAL RATE POSTAGE
PAID AT PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
is nothing to
I thought dialysis treatments
.were about the worse experience
one could have, but I have re-set
my priorities, especially after I
wound up having to have only
* one dialysis treatment, thus far.
I vowed at the beginning of
my newspaper career not to
write about my ailments, so I'll
go no farther.
I could write about them,
week after'week, and you would-
n't care, nor could you compre-^
"I WAS GOING, TO write
about the cold weather, but the
shuttle exploded, killing all
seven crewmen, and upstaged
Valentine's Day is coming
up, but I have no preparations of
an unusual nature for that.
I usually give all my daugh-
ters, daughters-in-law, grand-
daughters and great-grand-
Sdaughters each a box of good
candy. But they're all on diets
this year. I'll have to think of.
SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $20.00 IN COUNTY $13.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $30.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains. "
Valentine's Day is still com-
ing; the end'of this week, arid
since this is being set Monday'
morning, I still have time.
I MISSED THE 100-inning-
high school baseball game, this
year, but I see Ole' Kes was there
to represent the older genera-
I never could imagine either
the high school team, nor espe-
cially the alumni playing 100
Is was a good promotion,
I'll try to be there, next year.
They all--especially the
alumni-have a good time every
year. The alumni still have some-
thing to prove, both to them-
selves, as well as to the team of
I WAS GOING TO TELL you,
chapter and verse, just what
cold weather is like, after experi-
encing several days of freezing
weather last week.
I've experienced cold weath-
er, in its extreme, let me tell you\.
*When I was a:kid back in'
"Oklahoma, it froze-every year.
The small town had a water
system 'installed, but it, wasn't-
installed deep enough to keep it
So, every winter, we would
be without running water. It was
back to the pump'for depending
on water to wash .with, drinks
cook with, and brush your teetl
Every winter, we would hav4
to go to the grocery store and
collect cardboard boxes, flatten
them out and nail them to thq
inside walls of the house fomr
insulation. Then we would cove,
it all with wallpaper.
We had only a natural ga
space heater to keep warm with
during the day and "Dirty" th
dog, to keep our feet warm ij
bed at night.
>t. Joseph Bay N
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.
Feb. 13 5:49 a.m. L -0.6 7:49 p.m. H 1.4
Feb. 14 6:37 a.m. L -0.7 8:41 p.m. H 1.4
Feb. 15 7:23 a.m. L -0.7 9:31 p.m. H 1.4
Feb. 16 I8:07 a.m. L -0.6 10:22 p.m. H 1.3
Feb. 17 8:46 a.m. L -0.4 11:14 p.m. H 1.1
Feb. 18 9:11 a.m. L -0.2
Feb. 19 12:12 a.m. H 0.9 9:00 a.m. L 0.1
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*OPENING A PORT OF CALL*
Warriners Turn Relic Into Showplace
by Tim Croft
The Port Inr) has long been
piece of local history, a relic of
David and Trish Warriner ho
the newly renovated and refu
bished Port Inn will serve as a be
con for the area's future.
The public can get an insi,
peek at the new-look. Port Inn
Sunday, when the Warriners ai
staff hold an Open House from 2
"It's for the community," sa
David Warriner. "It's to show t]
community what we've done a
"I love it when a plan com
Leon, Jack, and Paul Dav
seemed to know something abo
this Valentine's day magic th
"Listen, Kes, you've done ju
"Now we've got to find you
date for the dance."
"That will drive Bobbi J
"Yelp, she'll be yours in i
Is dating always going to 1
this confusing I was beginning.
"suspicion" who's crazy here!
"Why didn't I just asked ti
girl who I wanted to go with to
"You couldn't do tha
"Do you like this girl?"
I ended up taking Millice:
Blackburn to the dance. Heav
only knows why and, of course
LIon and Jackie and Paul David
They coached me all week o
maneuvering around to the punch
boWl "at the same time Bobbi
gets thirsty" and making sure
asked her for one dance and 1
suie to mention to her how love
she looks in red.
I was working my way towan
the eating table when Mary
attacked Millicent. You
a'thought Mary E. would have fo
gotten all that elementary scho
"Be My Valentine" mucky t'muc
by now! When she grabbed
Millicent's throat and they rolled
backwards through the sugar
what's happening at the old Port
a "It's been -a community pro-
ject. This is for the community to
pe feel a part of the project."
ir- After a dry run with friends
,a- and invited guests over the week-
end think of it as a luxurious
de slumber party the inn will open
on for business on Monday morning.
nd Rooms have already been
-5 reserved on the books for the fol-
id The Port Inn was first built
he where major roads intersect in
Continued from Page 2A
cookies and the crimson place set-
es tings I realized these Valentine
commitments run a little deeper
id than a heart shaped red hot and a
ut ten cent card!
at Miss Polly, the Student
Council sponsor, tried to wrestle
.st Mary E. to the floor but Mary E.
flung her into the punch bowl.
a Folks, as they say at ringside, the
crowd went wild!
Jo I dove under a table and land-
ed on:top of Bobbi Jo Patterson. It
no was the opportunity of a lifetime
"Bobbi Jo, I'm asking you straight
be out right now to come to this
to Valentine dance with me next
he Mary E. and Millicent, who
go was turning blue by now, flopped
down on the punch-filled gym
at, floor right directly in front of us.
Mary E. was muttering mayhem
and mass destruction and
Millicent, bless her heart; was
nt fighting for every breath!
en Bobbi Jo turned to answer,
e, glanced back at the struggling
I. ladies not two feet away, rolled
on her eyes and said, "You're kidding,
ch right? Listen, don't ever send me
Jo flowers, cards, candy, balloons,
I tarts or hearts! If you ever come to
be my house you'd better be talking
ly collards with my father! If I never
see you again it will be too soon!
rd Make sure you tell bozo here that
E. us being under this table is a pure
r- I'd like to see that little, fat,
ol naked, winged guy with the bow
ek and arrows straighten this one
ed Happy Valentine's,
The original burned to the
ground in 1944 and the inn was
rebuilt in 1947.
The Warriners purchased the
lodging establishment two years
and undertook a complete over-
haul of the facility.
As Warriner described it, the
inn went into a cocoon during the
construction phase, a phase estab-
lished by the arrival of Caterpillar
Now, with the trappings of a
elegant coastal inn in place, the
* Port Inn is ready to take flight
"This is the butterfly, a
monarch" Warriner said. "It is
beautiful. It's everything I expected
and then some."
Start with 20 rooms, including
three two-room suites. Except for
two rooms, all the' rooms are
unique in size, shape and format,
due in part to the decision to
cannabilize space not previously
used as rooms, for instance the old
restaurant, for guest accommoda-
'There is a lot of variety in the
rooms," Warriner said. "It adds
character to the building."
While the foundation under-
neath might date back decades,
the amenities are thoroughly mod-
Color 19-inch television sets,
multi-port phones, Internet con-
nection and a heated pool are just
some of the touches that speak to
the 21st century.
"We are a historical inn, with
modern amenities," Wairriner said.
A conference room on the sec-
ond floor can be set-up for a vari-
ety of functions, from business
retreats to wedding rehearsal din-
A spacious front porch lined
with large wooden rocking chairs
invites guests to a view of thebay.
A staff of 10, .led by general
manager Brenda Hummel, who
came from the Hampton Inn in
Marianna, are in place, somewhat
frantically putting the final touch-,
es on the facility this past week.
Room' rates range from $74 to
$145 the former representing the
offseason low, the latter the high
during tourist season.
"For what we've done.here and
the amenities we've provided,,
that's more than reasonable,"
See Port Inn Pg. 13
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2003
by Tim Croft
The sword clearly has dual
edges these days in the city of
Mexico Beach, as reflected during
Tuesday's monthly meeting of the
On one side, interest in the
city from the outside is at unprece-
dented levels, largely the result of
HGTVs Dream Home sweepstakes.
The flip side has the city facing
a state audit in the very near
future, with a legislative panel set
to consider' on Monday a citizen's
petition requesting the audit.
First the good stuff.
During the first six weeks of
the year, the Community
Development Council typically
mails out 300-600 packets of
information in response to
inquiries to its office, said J.
Patrick Howard, president and
CEO of the CDC.
Thus far since Jan. 1, the CDC
has sent out some 2,500 informa-
'The CDC office has been bus-
ier than it ever has been," Howard
said, noting broadcasts about the
"Dream Home" on HGTV. "There
has been a lot' of tremendously
positive response to that."
The Dream Home is 12 miles
west of the city on East Bay.
The response to the sweep-
stakes and interest in the Dream,
Home has had another impact.
The St. Joe Co., which built
the home for HGTV was 'entertain-
ing the idea of scheduling tours of
the home for interested folks.
However, the overwhelming
public response and liability
issues consider the wear and
tear on the home of having hun- ,
dreds troop through has nixed
I "I'm here to formally announce
that it's not going to happen,"
Howard said. '
Howard added, that bed tax
collections for December were up
.10.5 percent from the same period
in 2001 and that hotels and real
estate-agents were indicating that
the upcoming tourist season looks
"Bookings for this season are
looking real, real good," Howard
On the other side of the blade
is the state audit, which became a
reality when more than 20 percent
Port St. Joe Marina
of the city's ,registered voters
attached their John Hancocks to a
There were some comments
during Tuesday's meetings that
some of those who signed the peti-
tion might now want to recant
their support and have their signa-
That apparently is possible,
but the impact.is unclear, particu-
larly since the Joint Legislative
Auditing Committee will now take
the issue up on Monday.
A staff person with the com-
mittee said a slot opened up on the
agenda for that meeting and the
Mexico Beach petition, which orig-
inally was not be considered until
next month, was moved up.
The meeting, which will he
11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in
Room 309 of the Capitol, is largely
a formality, the staff person added'.
By law the committee is
charged with referring the audit to.
the Auditor General's Office.
He said the state auditors
would be in the city no earlier than
two to three weeks, no later than a
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Tuesday's council meeting was the
issue of the audit's cost.
By law the city will foot the
bill, despite the claims of some of
the petition's supporters.
And because of the vagueness
of the petition the size of the bill,
like the potential scope of the
audit, is impossible to peg at this
It appears likely that the
potential bill will impact one of
three major projects to be under-
taken during _is fiscal year: reno-
vations to the Civic Center, work
on the city pier or creation of a
boat/trailer parking lot on the
west side of theceanal.
Amidst the discussions about
the petition, Councilman David
Thor .son noted the faction within
the city determined to tilt at wind-
mills to disrupt and divide.
S"We need to join together to
improve the city instead of tearing,
it apart," Thompson said.
In other business:
-The Council brought forward
for -a first reading an ordinance
aimed at reining in the growth of
residential construction on land
zoned General Commercial and
Many citizens have expressed
concern about the mushrooming
of multi-family dwellings on the
west end of the city and the rapid
disappearance of commercial
However, many property own-
ers who purchased their land with
no density restrictions attached
opposed ani ordinance that would
overly constrain their designs for
The, 'Planning and Zonina
Board has been working much of
the past six months to fashion a
The ordinance brought for-
ward would restrict gross density
on land zoned General Commercial
and Tourist Commercial to 18
dwelling units per acre, if only res-
idential dwellings are constructed
on the land.
Councilman Chuck Risinger,
the council's liaison to the P&Z
said the ordinance would allow the
city to better,, control construction
on such lands and in turn protect
the view to the beach. '
"It's in the middle," said Mayor
Kathy Kingsland of the-ordinance,
"and it's fair.".
SApublic hearing on the ordi-
nance will -be held in the coming
The 6DC. will hold, a
,"Snowbird Appreciation .pay" on
,Vlarch 1 in the parking lot in feont
o'-'f the Civic Center.
In other special events, this
Saturday is the fifth, annual
Gumbo Cookoff at Sunset Park
next to the El Governor Motel.
Net proceeds which have
been between $1,000-$1,500 the
past couple of years go toward
the Fourth of July fireworks'.
The Council authorized
advertisement for construction
bids for deck improvements on
The project, funded by the
CDC and a state grant, would cre-
ate a park area near the restroom
Mlexico Beach Draws Interest
West Florida Electric Cooperative Manager of Marketing Terry
Mullen, left, and Gulf Coast Electric. Cooperative Manager' of
Marketing and Member Services Michael White, right, present a
check for $2,500 to Children's Home Society of Florida Director of
Development Wendy Davis. center.
Electric Co-ops Make
Donations to Children:
Gulf Coast and West Florida
Electric Cooperatives together
presented a check fori- 2.500 to,
the Children's Home Society of
,The money donated will be
facill es adjacent to Toucan's,.
S 'Hopefull.v by summer we'll
have a nice little park that will be
utilized," Howard said.
The Council authorized staff
to begin drafting a tobacco prod uct
placement ordinance as requested
last month by representatives of
Students Working Against Tobacco
The ordinance would require
tobacco products to be displayed
behind a store counter, away from
the easy reach and sight of kids.
The Council approved'spend-
ing another $15,000, oh legal fees
pertaining .to- litigation in
The city has already spent
$10,000 on the case, which
involves the issuance of bonds in
the late 1990s under the city's
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feel, very confident our kids will do
Parents should also be aware
the slipping over the bar of the
reading por Lion of the FCAT might
not do it for their third-grader.
Classroom performance, from,
kindergarten on up, is essential for
"If their class performance
indicated to the teacher that a
child was not ready for the fourth
grade, they could be retained,"
used to fund the programs that
the Children's Home Society offers
including the adoption, child pro-.
tection team, early intervention;
family connections, targeted case
management and teen services
programs. / ,.
The Children's Home Society
of Florida is one of the oldest and
largest tle.-ide agencies provid-
ing support and services for chil-
dren and their 'families. It' was'
founded a century ago as an
orphanage in Jacksonville 'and
has grown into 14 division's
throughout Florida and has
become the state's premier child
'welfare agency. ', .,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. FEB. 13. 2003 PAGE SA
Every Day is Valentine's Da
Sby Tim Croft
SYou see it in the eyes.
Sit for a spell in the St. Joe
Beach home of Bobby and Shirley
Rich and the connection, that
bond found in two halves of the
same whole, is evident.
It is there in a photo shrine to
their lives in a back hallway.
' It is there in the requisite
photo albums and handy newspa-
r It is found in the St.
Christopher medal Bobby has
worn around his neck since 1956,
a present from Shirley.
It permeates a chat about their
marriage, and the vagaries of for-
tune that have ruled their lives.
It is there in the easy smiles,
the- sentences started by one and
finished by the other.
But mostly, that love, that.
passion that has carried them over
oceans and decades, is found in
Eyes that soften as they weave
a tale Ripley Wouldn't believe.
Eyes that warm, oft times glis-.
ten, as they recount a story of
often. star-crossed lovers which
Danielle Steele might find implau-
The story begins in France, in
1954, when Bobby, now 65, and
Shirley, 64, were teenagers and so-
called "children of the Cold War."
Both were military brats.
Bobby's daddy was in the U.S.
Army, Shirley's was in the Air
Both were stationed in the
Bordeaux region and Bobby and
Shirley were enrolled in the
American High School in
The school was small.
Shirley's graduation class was but
But the circumstances forged
lifelong friendships, bonds that
remain steel-like almost 50 years
"It was a great group of peo-
ple," Bobby said. "There was a lot
of camaraderie in that situation.
We were kind of like our own sup-
port group. If one kid had a prob-
lem, we all had a problem."
While attending school each
week the school was 100 miles
from where their parents were sta-
tioned the students lived in dor-
Huts, actually. Sleeping on
SShirle'y remembered that there
were two toilets, Q.n.sink and one
shower for about 20 girls.
"It was a choreographed dance
getting ready every morning,"
Shirley said. "You got to be real
Bobby and Shirley quickly
became sweethearts. For Bobby it
was his first love; Shirley had had
a couple of boyfriends, "but noth-'
ing like that."
Those heady times lasted until
Pobby turned 18 the following year
and his father was transferred
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You can see it in their eyes.
It is their in the easy smiles,
the sentences started by one
and finished by thc other...
Shirley and Bobby Rich
When' he left France, Shirley
gave him a St. Christopher's medal
with a personal inscription.
Bobby left, but he was already
pondering a way to get back to
France and his girl.
"I figured if I got in the military
I... could get back there," Bobby
His father was in the army, so
a typically red-blooded and rebel-
lious teenager, he chose the Air
Force. "~ '
The-Air Force recruiter was at
lunch when Bobby arrived, howev-
er, so Bobby went next door and
joined the Navy.
Living in Oklahoma at the time.
Bobby wanted to get to the East
Coast and closer to Europe and
With a ready knowledge of mil-
itary thinking he figured the quick-
est way to the East Coast was to
say he wanted to go to the West
"I said send. me to the West
Coast," Bobby said, "and they did.
They out-foxed me."
In 1956 he sailed with his unit
around the tip of South America to
Boston, not realizing that Shirley
had returned to America and was,
herself in Beantown.
The two. had corresponded by
mail, but they- were continents
apart at times and the mail not
Through a friend, Bobby also
soon learned that Shirley had a
Not exactly .the case, Shirley
related. Yes, she had gone out ~iIth
a boy a few times, but to base
functions because her, father
required her to have an escort.
Bobby only knew she seemed
to have found someone else arind
here he was a world away. He
made a pragmatic decision.
"He wrote me a Dear Jane let-
ter," Shirley said.
And with that, it appeared
whatever life they might have enjoy
together was erased.
Actually, that letter was no
more than the pause button.
Fast forward to 1993.
Shirley had married, borne
three sons and divorced. She was
a-registered nurse in Maryland in
regular touch with a few of the
high school chums she made in
Bobby was frequently on her
"I '-ever" forgot him," Shirley
sail, noting thatt her sdoins used to
play with a sailor hat of Bobby's.
"My kids knew who he was."
Bobby had also married. He
and his wife raised two daughters.
He was an engineer living in
Columbus. Ga. and, as far as his
high school mates were concerned,
had dropped from the map.
But the St. Christopher medal
was still around his neck.
That year the "Overseas Brats
Organization," a kind of alumni
group for former military brats or
kids from embassy families, held a
Shirley attended and was
downright giddy when she
"It was 40 years and it was like
it was yesterday," Shirley said. "It
She thought about Bobby.
Where was he? What is he doing?
She did some searching, the
Internet proving a useful tool. Her
network of friends and classmates
tried to assist.
She was hampered with
inquiries in French because Bobby
Rich translates to "wealthy police-
.She once got a tip that he was
in Fayetteville; N.C. She called
every Rich in the directory. She
inadvertently got one man twice.
He saved her soul both times.
But still no Bobby.
In 1996, some 40 years since
she last heard from Bobby, she
learned of a man in Texas who
specialized in finding former 'mili-
tary folks and their families.
Shirley paid him $35 and
exactly seven days later he provid-
ed the works on Bobby: Social
Security number, wife, kids, work.
Even three neighbors.
Most importantly, he had
Bobby's address and phone num-
"Of course I had to call him,"
Shirley said, recalling the thunder-
ous pounding in her chest.
Her guise would be an upcom-
ing reunion of the military brats in
In the time it took the electri-
cal current to travel the' phone
lines, four decades melted away.
"I never answered the phone,"
Bobby recalled. "I lived with a wife
and two daughters. I was at the
kitchen table and for some reason
I picked it up that time.
"As soon as I heard her voice I
knew who it was."
It was a hesitant, largely for-
mal conversation, Shirley said.
She relayed the information about
the reunion. Bobby offered vague
She said she'd mail him the
:information and they hung up.
But something told Bobby
she'd be calling right back and he
went into a bedroom.
Sure enough, Shirley rang
,back, asking for Bobby's permis-
sion to give his phone number to
'several, of their classmates from
Weeks later Bobby disem-
barked from a plane in Washington
to be greeted by Shirley and two of
their closest friends from France.
"It was magical," Shirley said
'of the moment.
The love that had once burned
then flickered and apparently died,
"You're scared to death of it,"
Shirley said, "because this is the
last thing you expected."
Before too much more time
elapsed proportionally the
equivalent of an hour when com-
pared to the 40 years they missed
Bobby had extricated himself
from the marriage that had gone
south and he and Shirley were
"We wasted 40 years," Shirley
said. "We didn't want to waste
another minute." .......
Despite what age and gravity
had done to their frames, they
were acting like teenagers again,
Bobby said with a mischievous
Which would be a fine place
for the story to end.
But Bobby and Shirley had at
least one more spin on the merry-
go-round to go.
In 1998, the military brats
were holding their -reunion in
Rochefort, where Bobby and
Shirley had attended high school
so many years, so many detours,
"Wouldn't it be neat if we got
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On February 8, the Lord
called Sybil home. She was born
on April 14, 1946 in Tampa.
She is survived by her moth-
.er, Noma; her siblings, Coy,
Freddie, Mariea and Cora Lee; her
children Pam, Johnnie, Paul and
Joey; her grandchildren Cora
Mariea, Misty, Tara, Laiken,
Austin, and Christine; her great-
grandchildren Ryan, Kirsten and
She may rest high on that
mountain but she is always in the
hearts of her family and friends.
Jo Ann B. Smith
Jo Ann Barfield Smith, 65, of
St. Joe Beach, formerly of
Graceville, passed away Tuesday,
January 28 at Bay Medical Center
in Panama City following a brief
She was born in Graceville on
December 15, 1937 to Delmos
and Ida Mae Lassiter Barfield. She
was a 1955 graduate of Graceville
High School and 'received her
bachelor's degree in elementary
education from Troy State
University. She was a retired ele-
mentary teacher with 36 years at
Gulf County Schools and was a
member of First Baptist Church of
Eastpoint. She was preceded in
death by her father, Delmos
She is survived by her hus-
band, the Rev. William Smith,
pastor of Eastpoint First Baptist;
Church, her mother, Ida Mae
Barfield of Graceville; a son, Kent
Smith and wife Beverly of Auburn,
AL, a daughter, Karen Smith of
Tallahassee; brothers, Del
Barfield and wife, Barbara, of-
Hudson and Danny Barfield and
wife, Debbie of Grand Ridge and
three grandchildren, Alyssa,
Matthew and Kristen Smith.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. Friday, January 31 at
Damascus Baptist Church in
Graceville with the Rev. George
Dodd officiating. Burial followed
in the church cemetery with
James & Lipford Funeral Home of
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials be made to
Eastpoint First Baptist Church,
P.O. Box 611, Eastpoint, FL
The family of the late Arthur
"Billy" Addison, would like to
thank everyone who expressed
their sincere concern during the
hour of our loss and bereavement
and during the extended illness of
our loved one. You have demon-
strated your love and concern
through your personal visits, tele-
phone calls, beautiful floral
arrangements, food, Bibles in
.memory of Arthur, your presence
during the solemn hour of wor-
ship and especially your fervent
prayers whispered on our behalf.
Special thanks to The Church
of God in Christ, where Arthur
was a member, and Elder John L.
Haley, Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church and Victory
Temple F.B.H. Church. Each kind
deed that you have rendered
makes real the promise of our
Savior who said, "Blessed are they
that mourn for they shall be com-
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University of Michigan Law
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He is an expert in municipal
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was appointed by the governor to
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District and serves as vice-chair-
man. He is also chairman of
Children First, a non profit group
that supports education. He is
married and has four children.
He will speak about thei
increase in diversity and inclusion
in the Republican Party in
Florida. All interested Repub-
licans are invited.
Gulf Coast Workforce
The Gulf Coast Workforce
Board will hold its executive com-
mittee meeting at 11:30 a.m. CT
on Tuesday, February 11 and its
general board meeting at 12:00
p.m. CT on Tuesday, February 11.
These meetings will be tele-
conferenced between the Gardner
Seminar Room at Gulf Coast
Community College, 5230 West:
U.S. Hwy. 98, Panama City and
The Gulf/Franklin Center,
Building A, Room 106, 3800
Garrison Avenue, Port St. 'Joe.
Members are urged to be present.
We would like to thank our
friends and neighbors for all the
many acts of kindness during the
illness and loss of our dear friend
The calls, visits and prayers
as well as the flowers, cards and
food were sincerely appreciated.*
We would like to thank Dr.
Vincent Ivers, the staff of Gulf
Pines Hospital and Covenant
Hospice for their compassionate
and outstanding care.
A very special thank you to
Father Thomas Guido of St.,
Joseph Catholic Church for the,
spiritual comfort and support he
provided to Eddie and our family.
-Gary, Nancy & Donna Howze
Sunset Coastal Grill'
602 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe
Gulf County Republican Party
Monday, February 17th
7:00 pm ET
be Mr. Dion Long. Mr. Long, originally from
a graduate of the University of Florida and the
University of Michigan Law School. He is the principal in the law
firm of Ometrias D. Long & Associates PA in Winter Park, Florida.
He is an expert in municipal finance and commercial law.
He was appointed by the governor to the St. John's Water
Management District and serves as vice-chairman. He is also chair-
man of Children's First, a non-profit group that supports education.
He is married and has four children.
He will speak about the increase in diversity and inclusion in the
Republican Party in Florida.
Club President Mitch Burke hands the check over to GCCC President Dr. Bob McSpadden.
Kiwanis Club Provides Helping
Hand-GCCC Scholarship Fund
by Tim Croft
Dauhrice Gibson is evidence of
how far a helping hand can pull.
Gibson, one. of the first recipi-
ents of a college scholarship from
the Kiwanis Club, will retire this
year after 31 years as a math pro-
fessor at Gulf Coast Community
College, the college that Kiwanis
scholarship money helped her
attend back in the late 1950s. .
."It certainly helped me,"
The Port St. Joe' Kiwanis Club
recently established an endowed
scholarship to be available in per-
petuity for a resident of :Gulf or
Franklin counties wishing to
. attend the GCCC's Gulf/Franklin
It is the second endowed
scholarship the club has estab-
lished at the Gulf/Franklin cam-
It will be available to students
beginning with the 2003 fall
The amount of the scholarship
will be determined by the availabil-
ity of funds. Applications will be
made in writing through the GCCC
Administrators at the
Gulf/Franklin branch will make
the final determination on awards
The emphasis, said Dr. Bob
King, will be providing two part-
time scholarships to students liv-
ing in Gulf or Franklin counties
who are working while attending
school. r '.'t
Therefore the amount of each
'scholarship would' be one-hall a
Recipients will be determined
by May 31 of each year.
If there are no qualified candi-
dates students must maintain a
2.0 GPA- the GCCC Foundation
has the right to select a recipient
from its pool of scholarship appli-
And, who knows, the scholar-
ship could be the tool for excavat-
ing a community asset.
Such is the case with Gibson,
known as Dauhrice Keel when she
graduated from Port St. Joe High
School in 1958.
She enrolled :at GCCC, moving
, on to earn her bachelor's from
Florida State University.
Gibson earned a master's
degree from Auburn and taught 10
years at Rutherford High School in
Bay County before being hired .at
She is the co-author of a gen-
eral education mathematics text-'
"I certainly couldn't, have gone
to' school without the help (she
received from the Kiwanis Club
and St. Joe Paper Co.)," Gibson
The main source of income for-
the Kiwanis Club's scholarship,
programs: is its highly successful
The tournament has raised
$4,000-$5,000 the past several
"We work hard at it," King
said. "It's been very successful."
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Environmental Groups Ad(
Recently, a coalition of new planning initiatives and spe- development to move forward.
statewide and local environmental cific conditions that would allow Last July, this same group' of
organizations joined in support of SummerCamp, a St. Joe/Arvida organizations strongly opposed
PSJMS Students Excel at Science Fair
Port St. Joe Middle School
recently had twelve students par-
ticipate in the Three Rivers
Science and Engineering Fair at
the Coastal Systems Station in
Panama City. Nine of those stu-
dents received recognition for
their projects at the awards' cere-
mony on the evening of January
30. The students and their
Olivia Lamberson, 1st Place,
Jr. Division in Botany. She will,
represent Three Rivers Region in
the State Science and Engineering
Fair in Jacksorville. She also won
an Award for Outstanding for
Research and a Jr. Museum
Jimmy Curry, 2nd Place, Jr.
Division in Chemistry. He also
won a Bay County Jr. Museum
Alex Galat, Honorable Men-
tion, Jr. Division in Biochemistry.
He also won the Science Teacher's
Kurtis Krum, Honorable
Mention, Jr. Division in Earth and
Kayla Siprell, 3rd Place in Jr.
Division in Earth and Science.
Molly Matty, Honorable
Mention, Jr.; Division,. Environ-
Jesse Raffield, Air Force
Brennis Bush, Special Award
from Bay Islamic Society for
Special Achievement for Scientific
Brent Walker, Special Award
in Health and Medicine
The level of competition has
historically been very stiff at the
Three Rivers Fair, and this is the
first year that Gulf Conty students
have competed there in several
There were many smiling
faces at Port St. Joe Middle School
on Friday morning when word
spread of our students' success.
Students, teachers, and parents
are all to be commended for a job
well done. A special salute to Liz
Howell, PSJMS's science depart-
ment chair and local science fair
chair, is in order.
,Safety Seats From Page 1
Traffic accidents are the lead-
ing cause of death in children aged
four to 14.
And in 2000, more than half of
all children under age 15 who were
killed in traffic accidents were not
using a seat belt or similar
Previous seat check events
indicated that 96 percent of the
child safety seats inspected were
incorrectly installed in one or more
Which, incredibly enough, is
actually down a bit, from the previ-
ous year, when the number was
some 98 percent.
"We are in a fast-moving soci-
ety," Jones said. "Everybody is in a
rush. They are not thinking about
these things. Or maybe they think
they have it installed right and
don't realize they don't."
Florida law requires children
three years old and younger to ride
in a child safety seat. Children
ages four and five are required to
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be in a safety seat or wearing a
At each of Saturday's events, a
team of certified technicians will
be on hand to check all child safe-
ty seats and answer questions
about the installation of safety
"Parents. may want to come
down and check to make sure they
have installed the seat correctly,"
But the events aren't: just
about safety seats they are
about protecting children in or out
The Sheriffs Office will be
there %itLh fingerprint ID kits.
City police and fire depart-
ments. FHP and their crash test
dummies, EMS, the county School
Board; Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT), North Florida
Child Development, Healthy Start,,
KidCare, Even Start, WIC, Healthy
Families and Early Childhood
Services will also participate.
"It's .good to have our safety
support team out there," Jones
said. "They, are the front line in
(keeping kids safe). Parents can.'
find out what programs are avail-
able in the community."
Also on hand will be the Gulf
County Public Library Literacy.
Program and T.H. Stone Park will
have,a display providing infornirma-
tion about poisonous animals and
-A clown, representing
Children's Medical Services, will be
there with fun and information.
The event in Port St. Joe is
sponsored by the Kiwanis .Club,
which will provide hot dogs and
In Wewahitchka, the Lion's
Club will, do the honors.
This is the second year the
Health Department has put on a
Child Safety Seat Check event:
"We had it in St. Joe last year
and it was very successful," Jones
said. "I think we can do it on both
ends of the county."
During this week of focusing
on children's safety on the road,
folks should remember that the
Health Department holds. a car
seat program twice in both ends of
Parents can have their safety .
seats checked and the Health
Department has child seats avail-
able for purchase through a state
For more information about
this weekend's events or about the
car seat program contact Jones at
227-1276, ext. 126.
this development plan for inade-
quate environmental protection
measures and an out-of-date
St. Joe/Arvida's proposed
land use, amendment to the
Franklin County Comprehensive
Plan would allow a 784 acre, 499
unit planned development named
SummerCamp on St. James
Island along the Alligator Harbor
Aquatic Preserve in eastern
St.'James Island is a 60,000-
acre land-area, primarily owned
by the St. -Joe Company and
planted in pine trees, bordered by
the Ochlocknee Bay, Carrabelle
and Crooked Rivers and the Gulf
of Mexico and includes the small
rural communities of Alligator
Point, St. Teresa, Lanark Village
and the City of Carrabelle.
This environmental coalition,
comprised of the statewide growth
management and environmental
organizations 1000 Friends of
Florida (1000FOF)' and Florida
Wildlife Federation (FWF) and the;
local group- Apalachee Ecological
Conservancy (APECO) : and
Apalachicola Bay and Riverkeeper
(ABARK) opposed consideration olf
the original amendment to the
Franklin County, Comprehensive
Plan for SummerCamp because
the County's plan was out-of-date
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2003 PAGE 7A
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and therefore inadequate to guide
growth and development as was
being proposed by St. Joe in east-
ern Franklin County.
Since that' time, numerous
negotiations and meetings have
resulted in specific changes to the
SuimmerCamp proposal and com-
mitments by both St. Joe and
Franklin County to work with
area citizens to provide plans for
future growth and development.
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Friends of the Gala: Bil A.iker/North Valley Digital Eugene Raffield + Costin
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i. Ba i-erie0.or:. Wove and G..'.en Parri.n Dr. Jorge and Amalia San Pedro
Other Contributors: Bo, ia'r. o.:.f Port St. Joe Emerald Coast Federal Credit
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would love to be your designated driver!
Contributions from past Galas have enabled The Junior Service
League of Port St. Joe to fund many worthy organizations and pro-
jects. Without your support, these opportunities would not be possi-
ble. Thank You!
S ,AUCTION ITEMS: ar
* 4 Days, 3 Nights at the "Carolina BlueTee" a private home In North Carolina, 4BR and a bunk r.-:.i :.lee: 1" g.. car ir:,-iuaea ir,
and David Vjorrlner :.' 10' ..3,J '.
* 1 week at "r..grt .: 'A'.l a uill Fri.r.r 3BR,2 1/2 BA'home, sleeps 10-Trth and David Warriner I 8"5 .'olue
* 1 week at "It'll Do"'a Gulf Front 3 BR/3BA home, sleeps 10 with a private boardwalk- Jay and Heir.er Pr. ;r 00 '.OO alue
* Compaq Presarlo Computer with 19 Inch Monitor-Radio Shack /JC Enterprises $1,300 Value
* 34" Octagon Star Medallion Inlay made of Brazilian Cherry, Walnut and Red Oak Wood-Decorciai. FoLr.-,rinaS i 100 .jlue
+ An Original 30" x 36 Acrylic on Glass Painting Mel and Helen Magidson $1,000 Value
* 1 week at "Waters Color" a 3BR/3BA Gulfvlew townhome In Barrier Dunes with a Complimeroarl corne c(. CroToa.re ir.e Port Fine
Wines and Spirits $1,000 Value
+ 100 feet of Landscape Curbing your choice of stamp and color Kay Kelley/Exteriors Landsccpe oara Curirg 3"00 .al'jue
* A 2 night Get-a-Way at the Romantic Turtle Beach Inn and a day on the Bay enjoying a 23 roo.r P.-.o.r, Boa lTurme Be.'3.:r., r.n and
The Entrance Recreational Rental and Retail $625 Value
* A. Private Rbundfrip Plane Ride to Biloxi, MS tb enjoy a day of Gambling or Sh'opping Go-, Sette S600 3ilue
* An Annual .Gym Membership for a Couple Beacon Hill Therapy & Wellness Center/Coastal Firr,ne.s & Pena.cidtaonS575 .'liue
* $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 Value
* 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
*6 x 9' Area Rug Carpet Country $299 Value '
* Deluxe Gift Basket Roy's Hardware, Bait and Tackle $250 Value
* A Beautiful Piece of Jewelry-The Jewelry Chest $250 Value
* Butcher Block Island and choice of finishing Reeves Furniture and Refinishing $250 Value
* Furniture-Badcock Home Furnishings $250 value w
* 2 Nights at "Angel Place" a 3 BA/2BA Beach house with a boat dock on the Mexico Beach C,-,aiiVer,._.r, i.re.in I....lele: LLC
* Complete Estate Plan, Inclading Will, Living will. Power of Attorney and Health Care Surrogiae Deig,-,ai,:'.r,.inm M.cFartina 5250 '.'aue
* $250 worth of Services including Dry Cleaning and Wash, Dry Fold- Mert's Cleaners $250 \,aiae
* A romantic 4 Course Dinner for 2 at the Sunset Grill with a bottle of Dom Perignon-Sunset C oa ot Grili: 235 'vaiue
* 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 Nights at the Driftwood Inn Driftwood Inn $170 Value
* 2 Hour Consultation Beach to Bay Interiors $150 Value
* 2 Hours of Expert Computer Service, and a Computer Mouse Bill Walker $150 Value
* 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 and white or Color Dana Palmer 125 '.'lue eo: n e r.r
* Cigar Minnows-Eugene Raffleld $125 Value
* 7 Deluxe Car Washes-Bay Wash of Port St. Joe $70 Value
* R. Wood Handmade Antipasto Platter Joseph's Cottage $60 Value
N-Style Gift Basket-N-Style $55 Value + Leather Wine Box for 2 Bottles Llsa's Interior Detail- 5 '50 '.oaiue Tire A'oicile an.a Boar.c.?e
Bay Auto Service Center $40 Value Gift Certificates from The Naill Place Basic Lube. Oil .and Filer Cnange Oil Cnange E w.re:i -
$27 Value 4 Lunches for 2 diners Sisters Restaurant $60 Value 1996 US Olympic One Dclaor and H .31Doaor Proo.r Set
Wewahitchka State Bank $47 Value
Auction items need to be picked up, and paid for during the Gala,
immediately after the winners are announced. Thank you.
Special. T Gifts
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February 4: Timothy J.
Stewart, 42, df Port St. Joe was
"arrested for violating, court
ordered probation. Stewart was
on probation for a previous
charge in Bay County.
February 7: Sonja R. Travis,
36, of Pensacola, was arrested for
driving with suspended license
after being stopped, for traveling
on Long Avenue at 52 m.p.h.
February 10: Wallace D.
Borden, 35, of Port St. Joe, was
arrested on active wai-rant for
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burglary and battery. Borden
unlawfully entered a residence
without permnis-.ion and, during
this entry conimiuted tke, act ql1
battery upon the resident. '
February 11: George Gainnie.
59, of Port St. Joe, was arrested
on a warrant from Franklin
County for passing worthless
checks. He .was taken into cus-:
tody and transported to the Gulf
County Jail. Bond was set at
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has agreed to try to find funding
to help the state's nuisance
alligator trappers stay in
During the first day of the
FWC's three-day meeting at Ft.
Myers, Commissioners considered
a report from Division of Law
Enforcement director Julie Jones.
She said the state's 38 nuisance
alligator trappers sometimes can't
make a living performing their
services for the state and need a
subsidy to stay in business.
Currently, nuisance alligator
trappers get no pay for removing
alligators that get into conflicts
with the human population,
although trappers are allowed to
sell the meat, hides and other
marketable parts from nuisance
FWC law enforcement
Inspector Kyle Hill recently met
with trappers and offered
commissioners two alternatives to
relieve the financial difficulties of
trappers who are unable to sell
gator products at a price that
covers all their costs and living
The first alternative was to
pay nuisance alligator trappers an
annual stipend of $6,000. The
second alternative was to pay
trappers a $25-per-alligator
removal fee for a maximum of 157
gators, plus a maximum fuel
allowance of $2,500-not to total
more than $6,425 grand total per
trapper. Total cost of the proposal
would be roughly $245,000 per
The' commission voted to
pursue legislative authorization to
fund either of the alternatives
with permit fees' from proposed
recreational alligator hunts.
Nuisance' trappers remove
7,000 nuisance gators in a typical
year in the interest of human
JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2003
Roy Lee Carter
,,: Gulf County Extension Service
By Roy Lee Carter
Sometimes our sunshine
state-isn't so sunny or warm! In
spite of a reputation tropical
breezes, Florida does have its
moments of frigid temperature-
perhaps not cold enough to bother-
winter visitors, but certainly
below the safety range for tender
plants. After each frost, we
usually get questions concerning.
what to do about freeze damage.
While the colder locations of:
our nation experience heavy,
snows during this season of the
year, we seldom see a blanket of,
snow covering Florida landscapes.
Nevertheless, our temperatures
often drop -low enough to injure,
and even kill, ornamental and
fruit trees. So frost damage is a
real concern throughout the,
Today, I'll talk about the kind'
of cold, injury that most often.
occurs to popular landscape'
specimens. I'll offer some
suggestions on what to do to help
plants recover from Jack Frost's
icy attacks. My information was
provided by Extension Urban,
Horticulture Specialist Dr. Robert,
Black, of the University of
Florida's Institute of Food and.
When landscape plants.
freeze, the first. impulse of most
gardeners is. to ,.get out the
pruning shears and cut .away
dead and dying leaves and
branches. But this really isn't a
good idea. As a rule, you can't tell
how much damage has been done
until plants start new growth in
the spring. So, if you prune
immediately .after a freeze. you
may cut away live wood that
doesn't have to be lost. Also,.
leaves and branches which. have:
been killed can help protect the
rest of a plant against further cold ,
injury and any other needed
protection. to guard what's left of
your plants against the next cold
Severe cold may kill some of
vour tender landscape and patio
ornamentals all the way down to:
the soil line. But such speci-
mens-things like rubber plants,
philodendrons, and poinsettias-
.could surprise you by sending up
new shoots in the spring. So don't
give up on them too soon. Allow
enough time for them to revive,.
after warm weather returns.
Both flower, buds and stems
'0of azaleas, Often suffer cold
damage. Bud injury wi ll be
evident if your plants produce few
or no flowers at blooming time.'
Stem damage will show up later in
the spring and early summer,
when some branches die. That
will be the time to prune. Just cut
out'dead branches as you find-
them, always pruning back to I rve
Low temperatures often cause
bud injury and leaf burn on
camellias. Damaged buds will,
either" drop from the plants, or
open only partway, revealing a
brown center. Leaf damage on
camellias, usually isn't too much
of a problem. In most cases; .:as
new leaves come out in the spring.
the old, frost-burned leaves will
just drop off the plants.
Whatever you do, even if your
landscape ornamentals have
already suffered some cold injury,
do not relax your. guard. More
frigid weather may be on the way.
So be prepared to keep your
prized plants as warm as possible,
each time: the weatherman
predicts freezing temperatures.
And try not to encourage any, new
growth -until all frost danger has
Info On Utility
Cold winter temperatures
mean increased utility bills due to
the cost of heating a home; Many
people feel the pinch.
However, Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative wants to make people
aware of a program created to
assist people with heating and*
cooling costs. It's called the Low-
Income Home, Energy Assistance
LIHEAP provides grants .to
local governments and non-profit
agencies to assist eligible low-
income households in meeting the
- costs, -of home heating and
cooling. The majority of funds, are
used for utility' .payment
Although LIHEAP has been m in
existence since 1973. only six
percent-some 1.8 million
households-of the more than 29
million U.S. households eligible
for assistance to help heat and
School their ,homes actually seek
help. Groups eligible for
assistance include the elderly and
the newly unemployed. .;
To be eligible for the LIHEAP
program, one's household income
may not exceed 150 percent of the
poverty' guidelines and allowable
and unallowable sources of
income. If the household's income
is greater than this amount, the
applicant may still be eligible
because some types of Income are
not counted. The applicant must
provide proof, such as a utility
bill, that they are responsible for
.all or part ,of the energy costs for
: Unfortunately, LIHEAP" has
seen a decrease in funding. In
fiscal year 2002. the program
received 81.1 billion, roughly half
the amount it received in 1985.
State agencies and the National
Fuel Funds Network, a coalition of
local government agencies and
utilities, including the National
Rural Electric Cooperative
Association, help fill the gap.
For more information on the
LIHEAP program for :lFlorida
residents, log on to www.Florida
click on "Low-Income Home
Energy Assistance Program."
Community Assistance Con-
tacts List-Apply with these
local agencies for assistance:
Bay and Gulf Counties
Bay County Council on Aging.
Incorporated. Ms. Elizabeth
Coulliette, Executive Director,
1116 Frankford Avenue, Panama
City, FL 32401, Ph: (850) 769-
Capital Area Community
Action Agency, Incorporated, Ms.
Dorothy Inman-Johnson, Exec-
utive Director, 309 Office Plaza
Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Ph:
Jackson County Senior
Citizens Organization, Incorp-
orated, Ms. Abbie Burdeshaw.
Executive Director, 5400 Cliff
Street, Graceville, FL 32440, Ph:
(850) 26374650 or (850) 263-2774
Walton and Washington
Council, Incorporated. Mr. Joel
Paul, Executive Director, 301
North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay,
FL 32425, Ph: (850) 547-3688 or
2002-2003 Household In-
Number of people in
household: 1, 150% of poverty
level guideline: $13,290; .
Number of people in
household: 2, 150b% of poverty
level guideline: $17,910:
:Number of people in
household: 3, 150% of poverty
level guideline: $22,530;
Number of people in
household: 4, 150% of poverty
level guideline: $27.150:
Number of people in
household: 5. 150o of poverty
level guideline: $31,770:
Number of people' in
Household: 6. 150% of poverty
level guideline: s36,390:, ,
Number of people fin
household: 7 150% of poverty'
-level guideline: $41.010;
SNumber of people in
household: 8, 150% of poverty,
level guideline: $45,630. ,
,Add this amount .for :each
additional family member of
family units with more than eight
Before They Start
Mosquitoes can go from egg to
adult in as little as twelve days.
Not only are they annoying, but
they can be transmitters of
encephalitis, malaria and yellow
fever to humans, and heartworms
to pets. Since many generaLions of
mosquitoes can breed in the back
yard. simple. positive steps
should be taken to reduce this
; Restaurant Open at 6:00 am till 2:00 pm
Buffet every day except Saturday Breakfast every day except Sunday
^t i; Wednesday Caffish & Shrimnip on buffet
All Kinds of PRODUCE hauled DAILT FRESH on our Truck!!
Cabbage........20C bSweet Potatoes....25 l b.
Onions.......49C Ib. White Potatoes... .5# $1.00
Oranges .......12 for 99
menace around the home.
Rid the yard of old tires, tin
cans, buckets, drums, bottles or
any water-holding containers.
Fill or drain low places in the
yard, such as puddles and ruts.
Keep drains, ditches and cul-
verts free of weeds and trash so
water-will drain properly.
Clear gutters of clogging
Cover trash containers to
keep out rainwater.
Repair leaky pipes and out-
Empty plastic wading pools at
least once a week and store
indoors when not in use.
Make sure the back yard pool
is properly cared for while on
Tree rot holes and hollow
stumps that hold water should be
filled with sand or concrete.
Change the water in bird
baths and plant pots or drip trays
at least once each week.
Keep grass cut short and
shrubbery well-trimmed around
the house so adult mosquitoes
will not hide there.
For more information contact
Gulf County Mosquito Control at
227-1401 or 639-4084.
Bay Arts Alliance
Presents South Pacific
at Marina Civic Center
On Thursday. March 13. at
7:30 p.m. Bay Arts Alliance
Presenting Arts Series presents
South Pacfic. A winner of the
Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Rodger's
and Hammerstein's glorious tale
of wartime romance on an island
paradise is considered by many to
be one of the best Broadway
musicals ever written. A true clas-
., sic rich in humor and eloquent in
song, it features an unforgettable
.score of enduring standards, like
Some Enchanted Evenina. I'm In
Love Wl'ith a llonderful Guy. Bali
Ha'i and Gonna Wash That Man
Right Out of My Hair. Don't miss
South Pacific. the extraordinary
musical you've loved for a lifetime.
Tickets: 837.50. S32.50. S25.00.
'Discounts available for Seniors.
Active Military, Groups & BAA
For more information, call
850-769-1217. Most shows can
now be purchased through all
TicketMaster outlets; www,
Tjcketmaster.com, or charge-by-
phone to TicketMaster: 850-434-
7444. Tickets can also be pur-
chased in person at the Manna
Civic Center Box Office
SInsurance Agency, Inc.,,
Ross E. Tucker, CLU
Registered Health Underwriter
tAB JDAT N P ..
As many of you have seen, the "IP" logo has become quite popular. It has become
a "sure sign" of the residents and lovers of our beautiful little place in the world'
What many of yot may not know is that it was a business created by JORDAN JEF-
FREY FLETCHER back in September of 2000. Jordan was our precious 11 year old
son that passed away February 16, 2001. A lot of hard work on his part paid off and
his business continues to be a success in memory of a special boy.
We are excited to officially announce that the funds that have been raised since
Jordan passed away, from the sale of his car tags and stickers with the "IP" logo, will
be going to the Taimton Family Children's Home Scholarship Fund. These funds
will enable very special children, indeed, to be able to have an education after grad-
uation, as well as the tremendous care'and love they receive, at the Taunton's.
We would like to thank all of the people who proudly display their "IP" tags. Jordan
would be so proud. A special thanks to our Indian Pass Family. You helped to make
a great place even better for Jordan.
If you are interested in purchasing a tag or sticker for car,
boat, bicycle etc., they are available at the Indian Pass
Raw Bar. If you are interested in making a donation in
memory of Jordan you may do so through the Taunton's
Family Children's Home Scholarship Fund. (See address
Jeff, Debi and Brittany Fletcher
Taunton Family, Children's Home
200 Taunton Family Road
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Indian Pass Raw Bar
8391 C-30A, South of Port St. Joe
LET US TAKE OVER YOUR SHIPPING HEADACHE
The Star Puhlishing Co mpa ny
209 Reid Avenue 227-STAR u s
Gulf County Water System Users
St. Joe Beach, Highldnd View and.
Effective immediately, the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will no longer manage the St. Joe Beach,
Highland View and White City Water Systems. The City of Port
St. Joe will be responsible for all management, supervision,,
billing, payments, deposits, installation and maintenance of
these systems ..
Effective, Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, all water system payments
should be made to the City of Port St. Joe, P.O. Box 278, Port
St. Joe, Fl., 32457 or in person at Port St. Joe City Hall, 305
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Fl. A payment box is'
located in the alleyway adjacent to City Hall for your conven-
If you have any questions regarding your bill or service, you
may contact the City.of Port St. Joe at (850) 229-8261, ext. 1,
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET. Any problems
after normal business hours regarding service and mainte-
nance, please contact (850) 229-8265.
As part of the agreement between the County and the City, the,
City of Port St. Joe will place payment boxes at the St. Joe
Beach, Highlandview and White City fire departments for your
convenience. This will occur in the near future.
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
Publish Feb. 13 and 20, 2003
Kids and adults
alike had some
fun on the courts
at the Upward
for all youths
home furnishings, lamps, rugs,
ories, bedding, handmade
jewelry and gifts!
between the port & the nail place
new location opening March
207 9th Street
behind the Shell Station on 98
See The Star On Line at www.StarFL.com
Are you a certified
Correctional Officer '
interested in crossing
over to Correctional
Night class at GCCC's
North Bay Center in
Southport starts March 4, 2003 and runs through
June 4, 2003.
Monday Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
For more information, call Gulf Coast Community
College's NORTH BAY CENTER at (850) 747-3233
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environment. It's essential to the way we do business. That's why we
want to pass this on to our youngest members our children.
When an electric cooperative staff member goes into a school to teach
kids about electrical safety or energy conservation, we make sure that
another message comes through a message about keeping the
environment healthy for the future. Together, we can keep the world
a clean, healthy place for their kids, too.
As a member and owner, you and your family have the power to make a
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Our popular Cajun Night has just gotten better.
Live music will be provided by Freddy D. and Lola.
Cajun, Country and Pop Tunes for all ages.
Join us for dinner or just come out and enjoy the music.
Dinner Service From
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday thru Saturday
11:00 until 3:00
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2003 PAGE 11A
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married there," Shirley remem-
"We went to Rochefort for a
reunion and we had a wedding."
Not just a wedding. They say
France is for lovers and the
French, when they heard Bobby
and Shirley's story, were enam-
The mayor of Rochefort insist-
ed that a formal wedding be held
in the town's special hall for such
The mayor got dandled up to
be the presiding officer, complete
with official sash.
This was at the same time that
Europe was getting a look at the
movie Saving Private Ryan.
Memories of the release of
France from the iron grip of Nazi
Germany ran high.
And the town of Rochefort,
including the press and paparazzi,
put on their spats for the American
An honor guard wore World
War II-era "MP" uniforms for the
wedding. After a dinner, the wine
flowed and French wedding cake
The couple received presents
from complete strangers, who then
lined the streets as they paraded
and sang songs through town in a
World War II vintage jeep.
"A lot of people would have
paid $1 million for that wedding,"
"We didn't pay a dime," Bobby
"It was really, really ..." Shirley
said, her eyes swimming just a
moment, "It was amazing."
And it made all the papers,
evidenced by the clippings Shirley
A couple of years ago, the two
retired, or at least semi-retired, to
St. Joe Beach and the area's sun
Shirley's kids love Bobby like
he was their father. Bobby's
daughters are making the adjust-
The couple travel and hit the
links and enjoy a life long-denied.
"Sometimes you wish to heck
(they'd found each other again)
sooner," Bobby said. "But that's
not possible, so you can't brood on
"You can't change it, you can't
undo it. You just have to be thank-
ful. No regrets.
"We missed so many years, so
much fun, we have to make up for
it. It's been great."
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That's how far our readers
travelled over the highways (pages)
of Star Newspapers in 2002.
When you tally 52 weekly issues of The Star,
12 monthly issues of The Panhandle Beacon,
12 monthly issues of The Panhandle Hook & Trigger,
and our special "Christmas on the Coast" edition of
The Star, it adds up to 4,082 miles of newsprint!
And every inch of it packed with local news...
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2003 PAGE 13A
Gulf Pines Hospital CEO and President Hubert Steeley and Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate man the
ceremonial scissors at Thursday's ribbon cutting for the hospital's newly refurbished and equipped emer-
0 agency room. Participating in the ribbon cutting are, from the left, Sonny Chafin, John Hendry of Arvida,
City Commissioners Christine Williams and Benny Roberts, Chamber Executive Secretary Sandra Chafin,
Steeley, Assistant Administrator/Lab Director Barbara Roben, Pate, Assistant Administrator Carole Clark,
ER Supervisor Hank Cozine, ER Nurse Patricia Cozine, and Director of Nursing/Hospital Administrator
Part of the crowd attending Thursday evening's ribbon cutting
and reception at the Gulf Pines Hospital emergency room gather
around the hors d'oeurves.
Bryan Butts, physical therapist, left, shows new monitoring equipment especially helpful in treating
heart attack patients to Louise and Tom Parker. Mrs. Parker was the first surgery patient in Gulf Pines
when the hospital first opened. Mr. Parker remembered the first deliveries of medical supplies and equip-
ment to the hospital, including some smelling salts that his mischievious group tried out.
The Gulf County Senior.
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious barbeque sandwiches with
iced tea, chips, pickles and cake
on Friday, February 21. The price
will be $3.50 each. Delivery is
available to local businesses from
Mexico Beach to Port St. Joe. Call
229-8466 or 648-1010 to place an
: The proceeds from the bar-
beque lunch sale will be used to
provide for the unfunded needs,
meals, emergency repairs, medi-
cine, lumber for ramps and other
emergencies of local citizens. The
Gulf County Senior Citizens
appreciate the community's sup-
Gulf Coast Community
College, in conjunction with the
OSAB, will present the Orchestra
<* of St. Andrew Bay on March 1 and
May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the GCCC
Amelia -Center Theatre.. The
Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay is
the only mentoring orchestra in
the USA-talented .students
perform alongside their mentors,
who are professional musicians in
the area. The conductor is GCCC
faculty member, Rusty Garner.
Blame It on the Movies, a
musical tour of famous songs
from musicals through the years
will be performed on April 4, 5,
11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and April 6
and 13 at 2:30 p.m. Set in a movie
theatre, the cast sings and dances
through such favorites as: As
Time Goes By, The More I See You,
April Love, Love is a Many
Splendored Thing, That's Amore,
How Do You Keep the Music
Playing?, The Way We Were and
many others. The musical is
directed by Rosemarie O'Bourke,
with musical direction by Rusty
Garner and choreography by
The Singing Commodores
Spring Concert is scheduled to be
performed on April 19 at 7:30
p.m. in the Amelia Center
Theatre. Twelve GCCC students,
along with a live instrumental
combo will, perform a
choreographed program that will
include selections from Rent,
Ragtime. Chicago and the Ahami
Sound Machine. .The Sintgirp ,
Comrriodofes are directed by JudV
Ifarrison with choreography by'
Jenny Freed. .
.For additional information,.
-FFrom Pg. 3
The inn aims to be a destina-
tion facility for folks coming in to
take advantage of the wide spec-
trum of eco-tourism options, from
fishing to boating to scalloping to
bird watching to just enjoying a
slice of sand-and-sun paradise.
The magazine Florida Trend
intends to feature the Port Inn as a
Gulf County business to wateh in
2003, Warriner said.
Mix it all together and the new
Port Inn maintains a theme, the
Warriners first established the
Twin Palms Plaza: modern lines
and touches for a community on
"This is the new Port St. Joe,"
Warriner said. '"This is our vision of
what the new Port St. Joe will look
Get right th.1
Get right through.
Friday February 14, 2003
From 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ALL-DIGITAL NATIONAL NETWORK
We would like to inform you about a new business that is opening
in your area, right here in Port St. Joe. Emerald Coast Wireless is
opening a new store right here in Port St. Joe to provide you with
excellent cellular service.
We would love for you to join us for
music, great food, such
-as fresh grouper andi cra w fish, and drinks. We will also be having
giveaways throughout the entire day.
Bring the office id family for lunch and meet us, your only
AUTHORIZED NEXTEL REPRESENTATIVE for the Port St.
Joe, Mexico Beach, and Apalachicola area.
We have some great new plans that are suited just for you.
Also as our personal gift to you, if you sign up during our grand
opening, you will receive a car charger and belt clip absolutely free!
Also if you sigr up that day, you will receive a Cannonball mini
Remote Controlled cat for! lots of hi-speed fun.
Please come join us for.a day of festivities.
We are looted across from
Roy's Hardware Store
on 3rd Street.
for any questions
A VTHO RZED REPRESENT TATIVE
mlow business gets done:
Emerald Coast Wireless
7149 Hwy 98
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
302 E. .3rd Street
S, pot St Joe, FL 32456
Page 14 The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 13. 2003
and Port St. Joe
401 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Regular Season Play Ends This Weekend for Sharks
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks,
ranked fifth in the latest Class 2A
poll, picked up two wins and lost a
heartbreaker in this week's hoop
action. The Tiger Sharks defeated
Liberty County 54-49 in a District
3-2A game on Thursday night;
topped Bay High 77-69 on Friday
night; then suffered a 70-68 loss at
Apalachicola on Saturday.
PORT ST. JOE 54, LIBERTY Co. 49
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
The fifth-ranked Tiger Sharks
improved to 18-5 overall and 5-1 in
District 3-2A play Thursday night
with a 54-49 victory over Liberty
County in "The Dome."
The Tiger Sharks jumped out to
a 23-15 lead by the end of the first
quarter, but struggled to put the
Bulldogs away over the remaining
Raye Bailey led all scorers w\vth
a game high 21 points. Woodrow
Cherry chipped in 11 points and 12
rebounds. Thomas Webb also
pulled down seven boards..
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 15 10 13 11 49
Sharks 23 9 11 11 54.
PSJ (54)- Raye Bailey 21, Bo Lenox
4, Woodrow Cherry 11, Terrence
Chambers 5, Thomas Webb 1,
Dennis Warren 7, and Don Jecha 5.
LCHS (49)- Peterson 12, Cargile
17, Holcomb 4, Thomas 8, and
PORT ST. JOE 77, BAY HIGH 69
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH'
The Tiger Sharks jumped out to
a 22-12 lead by the end of the first
quarter, and held off the Bay High
Tornados in the fourth quarter for a
77-69 win Friday night in "The
Port St. Joe (19-5) led 37-27 at
halftime and 58-44 by the end of
the third period.
Raye Bailey paced the Tiger
Sharks with three 3-pointers and a
Carpenter. "I believe playing three
games in three days took its toll on
us against Apalachicola."
Bailey led all scorers with a
game-high 21 points.. Woodrow
Cherry followed with 20 points and
12 rebounds. Bo Lenox added 10
points and Dennis
Warren snagged 10
Sharks (19-6) will
close out regular-
season play this
weekend. They will
------- Friday night and to
Quincy Shanks on
Score by Quarters
9 17 20 22-68
14 13 19.24-70
PSJ (68)- Raye
Bailey 21, Brad
Ray 1, Bo Lenox
10, Antonio Smiley
4, Woodrow Cherry
20, Thomas Webb
4,, Dennis Warren
4, and Don Jecha
AHS (70)- Brown
4, Evans 8, Floyd 2,
Williams 3, Ross
18, Polk 17, Turrell
k 14, and Allen 4.
Raye Bailey led the Tiger Sharks with 27 points in their win over
Shark Baseball to Host
sinks a jump shot
over, a Tornado
game-high 27 points. Woodrow
Cherry also made three shots from
beyond the arc and tallied 26
points. Bo Lenox added 12 points.
Score by Quarters
Bay 12 15 17 27 69
Sharks 22 15 21 19 77
PSJ (77)- Raye Bailey 27, Brad Ray
2, Bo Lenox 12, Antonio Smiley 4,
Woodrow Cherry 26, Terrence
Chambers 2, Dennis Warren 3, and
Don Jecha 1.
BHS (69)- Gainer 3, Veazey 6, Reed
6, Troop 6, Vogler 5, McGriff 12,
.Mason 20, and Rasberry 11.
PORT ST. JOE 68, APALACHICOLA 70
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY STH ;
The Tiger Sharks, ranked No. 5
in Class 2A, suffered a 70-68
Saturday night'.in Apalachicola, to
the No. 10 team in Class A.
Raye Bailey made a layup in
the final seconds of the game that
would have tied the game. However,;
a traveling call erased the basket
and left Apalachicola with a two-
point lead as time expired.
"We played hard against
Apalachicola," said head coach Al
STAR PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School
Dennis, a Junior, had an out-
S' standing game in the Tiger Sharks'i/ L
70-68 to Apalachicola on .
defensive game and grabbed
Gekeela, a freshman point
guard, led the No. 7 ranked Lady
Sharks with 18 points, three steals,
f our assists and made three shots from
behind the arc In their 45-20 win over Bay ,
Dennis Warren Gekeelo Clemmons
Triple B Sports
319 REID AVENUE. PORT ST. JOE 227-7600
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Varsity Girls Basketball
Feb. 13 District Semi-Finals
Feb. 15 District Finals
Feb. 20 Regional Quarter Finals
Feb. 25 Semi-Finals
March 1 Regional Finals
Wewahitchka State Bank
529 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
236 Reid Avenue
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team will get their 2003 sea-
son underway Thursday and
Friday when they host a four-teamrn
,,On Thursday, Liberty County
Lady Sharks Down Bay
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks,
ranked seventh in the latest.Class
2A state basketball poll, closed' opt
regular-season play this past
Thursday night.with a 45-20 victo-
ry at Bay High. The Lady Sharks
(19-2) will travel to Bristol on
Thursday to take on the Liberty
County Lady Bulldogs at 7:30 ET in
the District 3-2A Tournament. The
district championship game will be
7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
PORT ST. JOE 45, BAY HIGH 20
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
The. No. 7 Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks closed out regular-season
play Thursday night with a bang,
defeating Bay High 45-20 in
The Lady Sharks raced out to a
16-2 lead by the end of the first
quarter, and -led 21-10 at .half-time.
Port St. Joe then outscored Bay,
High 24-10 in the second half.
Gekeela Clemmons hit three 3-,
pointers and led all scorers with.a
game-high 18 points and had.three
steals and four assists. Lydia
Watkins had 13 points, 10
rebounds and blocked three shots.
The District 3-2A Tournament
will, be Thursday andd Saturday in
Bristol. Top-seeded Greensboro will
play foufth-seeded Blountstown at
6:00\ ET on Thursday, followed by
second- seeded Pprt St. Joe and i
third- seeded Liberty County at
The district championship
game will be 7:30 p.m. ET on
Score by Quarters
Sharks 16 5 12 12 45
Tornados 2 8 7 3 20
PSJ (45)- Lydia Watkins 13, Kayla
Jefferson 4, Gekeela Clemmons 18,
Shawna Bond 8, and, Margaret
BHIS (20)- Bennett 7, Davis 4,
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WEWAHITCHKA 36, ARNOLD 53
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH
The Wewahitchka Gators suf-
fered a 53-36 loss Thursday night
to visiting Arnold. The Gators (3-
16) trailed 28-20 at halftime, and
were outscored 25-16 in the sec-
ond half of play.
Jon Curtis Gates led all scor-
ers with a game-high 20 points,
with Will Owens adding seven
points for Wewahitchka.
Score by Quarters
Marlins 17 11 15 10 53
Gators 10 10 7 9 36
WEWA (53)- Jon Curtis Gates 20,
Will Strange 2, Will Owens 7,
Jamie McCorvey 2, and Byron
WEWAHITCHKA 36, BLOUNTSTOWN 76
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
The Gators dropped to 3-17
overall on the season with
Tuesday night's 76-36 loss to the
Blountstown, which jumped
out to a 23-6 lead by the end of
the first quarter, led 36-17 at
intermission. The Tigers then
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Jamie McCorvey led the Gator
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.... ..* added seven points;
The Gators will close out the
..-- '1 regular season this week, hosting
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and Port St. Joe on Friday.
On Tuesday, the fifth seeded
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Gators. Gators 6 11 10 9 36
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Beard Appointed Dean
In an effort to increase sup-
port for students, the University
of South Alabama has appointed
Dr. Timothy Beard to the newly
created position of dean of stu-
USA President Gordon
Moulton explained that as USA is
one of the fastest growing univer-
sities in the state, it was time to
increase the amount of direct
support for students. through the
student affairs division.
"This new position will, help
us build further on student-cen-
tered functions, including intra-
murals, counseling services,
minority student services, special
services, campus activities, the
Greek system and many other
areas," Moulton said. "Our goal is
to provide even greater support
for improving campus life for our
Beard comes to USA from
Florida A & M University in
Tallahassee, where he served as
director of student affairs in the
School of Allied Health Sciences.
"I just think that this is a
match made in heaven," Beard
said. "With my experience' in stu-
dent affairs and academics, this is
an excellent opportunity to make
Beard explained that his first
objective is to evaluate the pro-
grams and services.
"I want to get an idea of what
is working for the students and
what needs -to be changed," he
said. "Really, at first, I will be on a
Beard, 40, has been in stu-
dent affairs and. academic affairs
administration at Florida A & M
for 13 years.
Beard received his bachelor's,
master's and Ph.D. degrees in
rehabilitation counseling from
Florida State University. In 2000,
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appointed
Beard to the State Board of
Independent Colleges and
Universities. Beard will assume
the new position in January.
Beard is a graduate of Port St.
Joe High School.
Wewa Dixie Youth
Try-outs will be held on
Saturday, February 15 at 9:00
a.m. CT at T.L. James Park for
Wewa Dixie Youth softball, and
Baseball for girls and boys ages 4
to 14. All players, except those
playing T-ball, should attend
A last chance registration will
be held as well. Those who are
interested in playing but who
have not yet signed up can still
register immediately prior to try-
outs from 8:30: to 9:00 a.m. Be
sure to bring a copy of the regis-
tering player's birth certificate.
to be Published
Faith Christian School is
proud of seventh grader Karisa
Nelson, whose poem, "Between
God and Me," has been accepted
for publication in the 2003 edition
of the Anthology of Poetry by
Young Americans. Karsa's par-
ents are Danny and Tammy
Nelson of Apalachicola.
at Marina Civic Center
The Bay Arts Alliance has set
the following schedule of perform-
ances at the Marina Civic Center
in Panama City.
On Saturday, February 22, at
7:30 p.m. Panama City Music
Association (PCMA) presents.
Rhythm & Brass, a hip eclectic
sextet that parades in the guise of
a classically trained brass and
percussion ensemble. Tickets are
sold by PCMA in series packages
only. For info call 236-1260.
For more information, call
850-769-1217. Most shows can
now be purchased through all
TicketMaster outlets, www.
Ticketmaster.com, at the Marina
Civic Center Box Office (unless
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet on
Thursday, February 20, at 4:00
p.m. EST at the Gulf County
Library (Hwy. 71) in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open to the public.
The public is welcome and
encouraged to attend. For infor-
mation, contact Don Washabaugh
The Calhoun/Gulf Domestic
Violence Council will meet on
Thursday, February 20 at 3!30
p.m. EST, immediately prior to the
Juvenile Justice Council meeting
at the Gulf County Library. The
public is encouraged to attend
this meeting as well.
Hospice of Emerald
Coast to Host Annial
Hospice of the Emerald Coast
will host their annual memorial
service for families and friends
who have lost a loved one in the
The memorial service will be
held on Saturday, March 8, at
3:00 p.m. -at the Larson Bland
Conference Center at Florida
State University, Panama City
Hospice of the Emerald Coast
wants to encourage everyone to
participate in this special time of
remembrance and fellowship.
For more information or to
" make reservations to attend call
Presents St. Louis
Ragtimist Bob Milne, the top
ragtime boogie-woogie pianist in
the country, will present 'The St.
Louis Ragtime & Barrelhouse"
Concert at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola on Sunday, Feb-.
ruary 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Milne is a one of a kind, rare
breed of musician who has made
a full-time lifelong career of per-,
forming as a solo pianist. He is a
full-time touring artist, .appearing
on concert stages across the U.S.
and 'Canada. Last fall Bob com-
pleted another cross-country tour
that took him from Boston to the
West Coast and many .points in
After performing in Japan in
December, 2000, Milne was
regaled as "First Honorary
Musical Citizen" by his new fans*
in Kanancho. In return, Milne has
made Kariancho his "honorary
hometown" in Japan.
Milne's unique career recently
caught the attention of an Emmy
award winning film crew. They
have since begun to follow him on
his tours, creating a documentary
for television about the inimitable
"Journeyman Piano Player," as
Milne calls himself.
Milne delights the audience
with his piano-playing pyrotech-
nics and with his infectious
enthusiasm for the music and the
history behind the music.
Tickets are $15 and are avail-
able .at the Dixie Theatre box
office. The Dixie Theatre is located
at '2 1 Avenue E in Apalachicola.
For information contact the box
office at 850-653-3200.
at Dixie Theatre
Ballroom dancing is sweeping
the country. More and more peo-
ple, young and old, are finding the
waltz, the foxtrot, swing and Latin
dances are wonderful social activ-
ities. They also fulfill, in every
way, our need to exercise and stay
Pam Nobles Dance Studio is
offering a course in ballroom
dancing at the Dixie Theatre.
There will be nine sessions. Each
session will be forty-five minutes
of instruction followed by two
hours of dancing. Sessions will
take place every second and
fourth Thursday of the month,
from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., February
13 through June 12.'
Light refreshments will be
served. Membership is $45.00 per
person for all nine sessions or
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Westley Mayo, ,age 9,' a
Wewahitchka third-grader. has
entered into his. first motocross
series, called Riders ,Spring
Shootout. It is a series of thirteen
rounds of extreme motocross rac-
His first stop was on February,
1st at Fast Trac Motocross in
Cairo, Georgia. Westley had a
tough time of it. During his first,
moto he crashed in lap two. He
was able to recover and take ninth
place out of fourteen competitors.
Not a bad way to break in the new
bike he got lor Chnstmas. He
rides a Suzuki Jr 80.
Round two will be on
February the 9th, at County Line
Motocross, in Fountain. Westley is
1able to accomplish his dreams of
being in a Motocross series with
the help of his sponsors, in
Wewa-The Bayou, K'Leighs, 'and
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Westley will hold drawings to
help him achieve his goals. 1st
prize will be"dinner for two at the
Bayou; 2nd prize will be one free
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Bringing Dead Lakes State Park Back to Life
by Tim Croft
After 70-odd years In state
hands, it would be fair' to say that
the Dead Lakes State Park in
Wewahitchka had in recent years
been on life-support.
Over the past year, however,
the county has breathed new life
into the 87-acre recreational area.
Having secured a 50-year lease
on the acreage from the state, the
county has established, by ordi-
nance, the area as a wildlife refuge.
(The County Commission for-
mally approved the ordinance
Crews have spruced up the
place, transforming what a few
years ago appeared to be little more
than a.swamp into a hiking, fishing
and boating slice of Old Florida.
"I fell in love with this thing
years ago," said Billy Traylor, who
has spearheaded the overhaul of
the recreational area. "It's got all
kinds of possibilities."
To say that the park had fallen
somewhat into disrepair would be
* an understatement.
A bit off the beaten path one
mile north of the Wewahitchka city
limits, the state had little in the
way of monetary resources or man-
power to maintain the park, which
features two sparkling ponds and
acres of oak, pine, saw palmetto
and other indigenous flora.
Trees and undergrowth had
obscured the ponds and swamped
the area around the boat dock,
reducing the water entering the
ramp area to the equivalent of
"It was a swamp, really,"
Traylor said. "The boat ramp you
couldn't use. The facility had just
But where the state parks divi-
sion couldn't muster up funds from
its budget for a facelift, the county
could, through a $90,000 state
.parks and recreation grant.
"We're a tourist state so obvi-
ously they try to promote that,"
Traylor said. "We're just doing that
on the county level."
So, last March, work began on
the park's makeover. The metamor-
phosis has been dramatic.
Trees have been thinned and-
undergrowth and debris removed
around the ponds and boat ramp.;
--Suddenily the ponds. on which'
several ducks floated leisurely on a
crystalline day recently, became, as
originally intended, a focus for the
park. inviting sunbathers and hik-
ers alike to their banks.
The boat ramp can now actual-
ly accommodate boats. Sometime
next month. Travlor said. new
headwalls should be built for the
ramp and a gravel parking lot put
down and graded adjacent to the
"it's a great place to Fish and
canoe," Traylior said.
Feeders have been placed
throughout the property to attract
deer. Travlor said workers had thus
far counted about 13 head in the
"They'll walk night up on the
county crews." Travylor said.
In the back of the property. a
honeycomb of roads have been
carved to allow ready access for
campers dnving those large trailers
or motor homes.
In the next month or so.
Traylor said, 20-25 campsites will
be in place under a canopy of tall
pines near several hiking trails that
snaking through the park.
*It's a beautiful place back
here," Traylor said from under
under the umbrella of trees in the
canip area. 'We put a whole new
road system in and we put in addi-
"Hopefully by the end of March
(See Back to Life on Page 12B)
Feeders have been placed around Dead Lakes Wildlife Refuge to
attract deer. In the background a worker erects a "Wildlife Refuge"
A view of the Dead Lakes from the park's boat ramp. Headwalls
of next month.
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short walk to beach.
NmiLS#94276. Call joan
Smithwick, Realtoril at 800 458--478.
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Parents, if you are planning for
your children to return to Faith
Christian School next year, please
sign up right away. We are receiving
numerous inquiries about next
year and already have a waiting list
for five classes. We are holding a
place for cu._ ent students until the
cut-off date of March 3. After that
date registration will be open for
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program. During chapel, they will
tell us about the work that they will
be involved in to reach the people of
Romania with the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. We are praying for their
mission and collecting contribu-
tions in each classroom to help
them on their way. If you would like
to meet the Broome family or give to
their ministry, please call the office
Don't forget that Monday,
February 17, is a school holiday
celebrating President's Day. Give
honor to our past presidents and
pray for those who are still with us.
We must especially hold up
President Bush with prayer in these
trying and dangerous times.
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parent educators received laptop
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tion to parents of children under
the age of eight years old. Our students are on an exciting
These laptops are available for journey into the world 'of print,
remediation on basic skills and through both reading and writing.
tutoring. To be eligible for these Spelling is a common ,concern' of
services, a family must have a child parents as they first experience
under the age of eight living in the writing pieces coming home from
household, with an adult that does school. The key,to helping a child is
not have a high school diploma, to kriow when to stand back and let
o dhim or her make mistakes and
For further information on this when to intervene so that the cor-
project, you may contact Susie reaction will lead to new insight and
Hatcher at 850-229-1330 or learning.
Deborah Crosby at 850-229-6940 Mistakes in -writing, just. as in
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tions of what the child is doing
Thankful Hearts wrong. They are also a very good
indication of what thechild is doing
The family of Jo Ann Smith right. Nowhere is, this more true
would like to thank every person for than in the case of a child's writing
their prayers, visits, and contribu- attempts. What a child writes is
tions. She was a saint. She was our actually a blueprint of his or her
compass and lighthouse. Jo Ann thoughts. Therefore, when it comes
was honored to be a preacher's wife to spelling words, children use the
and loved being a 1st grade teacher. letters to spell the sounds that they
Every child that was in her class hear.
was loved by her through God's Several issues arise in this nor-
love. Her Christ-like spirit was true. mal developmental process. First, a
We miss her more than words can child may not actually be able yet to
say. Please continue to pray for-the segment all the sounds in certain
family as we learn to live without words :and then attach the proper
her. -'ietters-t-to4hem. So a 0ord like
-In His Love, (See WES News on Page 6B)
The Family of Jo Ann Smith
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A poem that Karisa Nelson, a
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Magic Show in Port St. Joe Only One Night
World-touring magician Vince
Carmen with his family of pretty
girls are returning to Port St. Joe
for their annual visit. After winning
awards at Six Flags Over Georgia in
Atlanta this summer, Vince and his
family will arrive in Port St. Joe on
Monday, February 24, for one show
only at 7:00 p.m. The show -will
take place at Port St. Joe High
School Gym and will benefit the
PSJHS Shark Softball Team.
Vince Carmen says, "This
year's show is new and the best
we've ever brought here. It's ninety I
minutes of great family entertain-
ment and proceeds are to be used
for the Shark Softball Team."
A special guest performer, seen
on national TV, will be a surprise.
Also by special request, Vince will
perform his original levitation, or
floating lady trick. The audience
will see her actually rise up into
thin air with nothing touching her
Presenting magical entertain-
ment in many parts of the world for
over two decades, Vince Carmen's
"First Family : of Magic" is an
evening of live entertainment both
parents and kids can enjoy togeth-
er. Prices are less than a movie;
students are FREE when accompa-
nied by an adult. Special advance
priced adult tickets can be pur-
chased at Port St. Joe Elementary
and High Schools.
Joe Kosin and Sarah McAlister
Plan May Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McAlister of Final plans will be announced
Georgetown, Indiana, announce the at later date.
engagement and forthcoming mar- W ewa m en'
riage of their daughter, Sarah Ellen
to Joseph F. Kosin of Lexington, Club News
Kentucky. Joe is the son of: Don
and Judy Kosin of Port St. Joe. The Wewahitchka Women's
Sarah is a 1994 graduate from Club met Saturday, January 8,
Scott County High, School in, with seventeen members and two
Georgetown, Kentucky. She guests. present at, the Gulf Coast
received her BBA from the Electric Co-op conference room.
'University of Kentucky in Maureen Mitchell, president,
Lexington, Kentucky. in 1998. conducted the business meeting.
:Sarah is presently employed by Ferald Greer gave the devotional,
Kentucky Employer's Mutual entitled "New Year's Celebration."
:Insurance. Myrtice Dean, chairman of arts
Joe is a graduate.of Blythe-ville and crafts had as her guest speak-
.High School, Blytheville, Arkansas. ers Pam and Dean Trumpeter. They
He received his BS from Asbury presented a very entertaining pro-
a 'College in Wilmore, Kentucky in gram on the fretted dulcimer. He
y 1991. Joe is presently employed by played several- numbers- and told
Se gton : Athletuc.-.e. .Club=. i h.--c--constru.:td the instrument
Le'xineton, Kent. from a book called How to Make
May 31 has been selected as 'Montain sical Instruments. Mr. ..
the couple's wedding date. The cer- Dean stated that the dulcimer is a
emony will take, place at Estes good instrument, easy to play and
Chapel, Asbury Theological has a wonderful-traditional sound.
Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Hostesses Charlotte Brown,
Evelyn Cox, Barbara and Shirley
Thrl ,, l 'V" Y Scott served delicious refresh-
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I would like to extend my
thanks to my many relatives and
friends for sharing their love on my
birthday. May God bless you allk
-Eartha M. Shackelford and
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Hey Shark fans! Welcome to forget your $10.00 deposit. All I
Shark Talk, brought to you by the can say is, I'm sorry. We should
senior class vice president. I hope have listened when. our mothers
everyone has already been struck said that money does not grow on
by Cupid, because Valentine's Day trees.
is rapidly approaching. If Cupid This past Friday night I
has missed you, stop by the table watched the Tiger Sharks make
the SGA has set up, and buy your shark bait out of the Bay High
love connection results. You can Tornadoes.- Way to go, guys! The
find out who you are most compat- Lady Sharks have also been doing
ible with at PSJ High for only one a great job. I want to take this time
dollar. to recognize another group, the
I would like to say congrats to cheerleaders. Yall pulled off an,
Julia Comforter for her acceptance excellent stunt this past Friday
to Florida State University. Go night. The games wouldn't be the
Noles! same without you guys, so keep up
The National Honor Society the good work.
has extended the supply drive It's hard to believe, but it's
through this week. Remember to almost over for the seniors. May
bring in the supplies, it could mean 23rd will be our last night together.
a pizza party for your first block We will go our separate ways, and
class. Our very own Coach Watford begin our separate lives. High
has left, so everyone participate. To school will eventually turn into dis-
the Watford family, our hearts and tant memories and faded pictures.
prayers are with you. We need to make the most of the.
Hey seniors, I have a couple of time we have left. I want to leave
announcements for you. We owe you with a few links from our class
$60.00 for the balance of our sen- song, "It's something unpre-
ior trip. We have until March 3, so dictable, but in the end, that's life.
start saving. Senior cap and gown I hope you had the time of your
pictures will be taken on February life." Be good you guys -Carla
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Academics and Achievements
by Fritz Stoppelbein
In College Now....
In the World of Achievements,
Wewahitchka's Brandon Jones was
recently headlined in the
Tallahassee Democrat. Brandon
went hitless in ,four at-bats in the
season opener, but 3 'for 6 with a
double, drove in free runs to give
TCC a 9-8 victory. Go Brandon!
The previously scheduled
SWAT Valentine's dance at the
Wewa Community Center has been,
cancelled. SWAT regrets any, incon-
venience this may have caused,
and looks forward to getting future
events put on to promote against-
The prom attire program will be
held February. 21st in the WHS
gym with Black Tie and Yevette's
showing off some of their new lines
of formal wear. Chipola Juniot
College School of Cosmetology will
be available to girls wishing to have
their hair done for this event and
Merle Norman will, be providing
makeup. Student Government
Assoc-iation will be sponsoring this
event as a curiosity to the Juniors
and Seniors looking for the newest
thing in fashion.
Student of the Week
by Angie Padgett
Our student of the week this
week is Michelle Keith. She 'is the
daughter of Melody and Tim
Williams. Her hobbies include
hanging out with her friends,
plans to attend Talla-hassee
Community College and pursue a
career in physical therapy.
Ever Heard Curiosity Killed the
Cat? by Megan Morris
The type of curiosity that I'm
referring to doesn't come from cats
but scientists/researchers. Every
year millions upon millions of ani-
mals are destroyed in laboratories.
Imagine the terror and pain that
goes on during these tests that take
days on end to complete, all the
while waiting for the inevitable.
Victor J. Wilson, a researcher, has
spent over 3.4 million in tax dollars
during a 36-year span on his exper-
iments. In his experiments, he sep-
arates the spinal cord from the
brain to alleviate pain, which still
le'ves some sensory nerves, to ee,
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hear, smell and feel the pain! One of
the tests include cementing the
head to computer driven head rota-
tors while suspended by hip and
spinal pins all the while enduring
electrodes to areas of the body. If
you're wondering what this test is
used for, it's to test their sense of
balance! Wasted money if you ask
mel Why not save them and give
them a good home with love!
Research is not limited to cats,
but every animal you could possibly
think of. Guinea pigs ahd rabbits
are forced into full body restraints
and shaved to see if a chemical is
corrosive with no painkillers and
'There are non-animal tests
available and get this, most cost
less money! None other than the
March of Dimes conducts another
useless test, they have sewn kittens
eyes closed only to kill them after a
year of blindness. They have also
injected and implanted pregnant
rats and opossums with alcohol,
cocaine and nicotine even though
we already know the dangers they
can cause to human babies! It's a
shame that the money you may
have donated went to useless tests
instead of helping the children it
was meant for! Other well-known
charities that test on animals
include Shriners, American Red
Cross, American Cancer Society,
St. Jude's and the American Lung
Association. Instead, help these
charities that do not test on ani-
mals, National Children's Cancer
Society, American Hospice
Association and Loving Arms. For a
complete list, log on to
WWW.PETA.ORG. Please help in
the fight against animal cruelty!
General Calendar by Courtney
Monday, Feb. 10: district girls
Tuesday, Feb. 11: FL Writes
10th grade; 6/7:30 boys basketball
home vs. Blountstown.
Thursday, Feb. 13: 4:00 Preble-
Rish Baseball Classic begins
Carrabelle vs. Apalachicola; 7;00
Preble-Rish second game Wewa vs.
RF Munroe; 6/7:30 boys basketball:
home vs. Rutherford.
Friday, Feb. 14: Valentine's'
Day! 8:30 Teen Pregnancy Task*
Force meets in Media Center; 10:00
WMS program in commons; 1-2:27
Valentine's Dance in commons
$3.00 donation per student; 4:00
Preble-Rish baseball, losers of 1st
round; 6/7:30 boys basketball
home vs. PSJ; 7:00 Preble-Rish
baseball, winners of Ist round.
This year is starting to wind
down as NJROTC hits the month of
February. The next biggest event is
the annual, military inspection in
April. Since .that event is a few
months away, the unit is thing,
off of limited news.
Thursday, February 13, the
winners of the Valentine' drawing
will be named.. They, will each
receive either a Valentine bouquet
from Ard's Florist, a wash, cut and
style at N-Style, a manicure or set
of nails at N-Style, or a S50 gift cer-7
'tificate at 'Sunset Coastal Grill. The
unit wants to thank all those who
contributed to this fundraiser.
NJROTC took professional
individual pictures on Tuesday,
February 11. We will inform the
-public 'when the proofs are avail-
able to be viewed and purchased.
The unit is currently creating
an academic team to represent
Port St. Joe NJROTC. The group
will consist of five students who
,will ,take tests based on certain
material. W\e prefer to have a team
composed of cadets in the eleventh
"grade or lower, so the team will
have more experience in the years
to come;. Anyone interested in
being a part, of this fun yet chal-
lenging team please sign up in the
NJROTC room. The deadline is
Friday, February 14. We will per-
sonally inform those chosen for the
To be thoroughly prepared for'
annual inspection in April, the unit
is holding drill practice after school
..on Tuesdays and Thursdays until
3:30 p.m. Anyone interested in
learning how to march as a group,
armed and unarmed, is encour-
aged to come. Physical training is
also held every week after school
on Monday and Wednesdays until
3:30 p.m. As always we promise to
keep the community posted on,
recent events, so until next time,
-" ----. ----- jo te by: Amy Brocekman
~, A-big hello to everyone! How
r has your vweek been? Well, I don't
know about you (obviously) but we
Sgot progress reports last week, and
R.-sh'let's just say that I'll do better next
time. Hope allof you suruis ed! I
apologize fo r b not letting everyone in
on progress reports comiing out
this 'past Fnday. Another thing I
5 forgot to notify aallof you about in
mylast report is that our 8th ad&
iad to take Flonda W\ltersnain In
PSJE Peacebuilders of the week for 2/3-7: front row (I to r): (1st hope we all i'd 'eil! Many apolo
grade) Annalisa Childress, (kindergarten) Krystal Beard, (PreiK) gies for notleting you allow
Austin Garrett. Back row (1 to r): (5th grade) Mariah Parkerson, (4th aboe these two itiortant ualln..
grade) Jazmine Kennedy, (3rd grade) Joe Rish, (2nd grade) Hayden Apparently I left Kurtis Krum
Renshaw. -Appayentl eftJKix is..hre
Rensaw. out of my list of Regional Science
Honorable Mention in Jr. Doifsion
SEarth and Space Science at Three
SRivers in Panama City. A special
N .thanks to Mrs. Howell for her
S patience and deterrfiination that
she put into her work concerning
J o -D a the science fair. Also, thanks to Mr.
by J Y ~kAdkison, for driving everyone, -to,
Three Rivers. Thanks a lot.
t If you are interested in partici,
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Kidfest Seeks Sponsors, Vendors & More
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. South
of Molena, Georgia are pleased to
announce the engagement and
forthcoming marriage of their sec-
ond 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 IMr. Leon
Jones of'Heflin, Alabamia and great-
grandparent Mrs. Laura Warren of
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
1H. Todd of BlountstouTi. and fr4'
and Mrs. James R. Yelvington also
Joshua is currently attending
college at the University of Florida.
He is pursuing a degree in electrical
engineering.+ -.vhile 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. Therp will be a reception to
follow in the fellowship hall. All
The United Way
There are no words sufficient to
express our appreciation for help-
ing with the Clear Channel telethon
, last week. I do not know the totals,
but the awareness brought to our
community is priceless. I had so
many people stop me and fell me
they had no idea United Way sup-
ported this many people.
Thank you for helping us bring
the message to everyone and for
your generous contributions. My
United Way of Northwest Florida
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The Tenth Annual Kidfest will
be held on Saturday, April 12 from
10:00 a.m. t6 5:00 p.m. CT on the
grounds of Gulf Coast Community
College in Panana City. The festival
provides a day of activities and
entertainment for children and
families in the Tri-State Region.
Approximately 7,000 people
attend Kidfest each year. Sponsors,
entertainers, vendors, volunteers
and other participants of children's
activities are needed to partake in
Kidfest 2003 presented by Early
Education and Care, Inc. (formerly
Early Childhood Services, Inc.)
Individuals interested 'in being
considered as entertainers, please
send an audio tape or VHS tape -to
Early Education and Care, Inc.,* c/o
Entertainment Chair, 450 Jenks
Avenue, Panama City, FL, 32401 or
call one of the telephone numbers
Early Education and Care, Inc.
is a private, non-profit organization,
providing early care and education
services to ,working poor families,
and young children at risk of abuse
and neglect during their most form-
ative years-birth through five
years of age. The agency also sup-
ports self-sufficiency and parental
responsibilities through education,
program involvement, and empow-
erment in Bay, Franklin, and Gulf
counties. Kidfest has become the
most important community sup-
ported fundraiser for Early Care
and Education, Inc.
All area businesses, individuals
9 .9 "
OF CAPE SAN BLAS
4975-A Cape San Bias Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Roger Bradley Bobbie Edwards Victor Rjmos
Broker/Owner Agent Broker Associate, GRI
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After Hours: 229-2749 1-877-873-3127 850-229-9353
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BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE, AT WATER'S 4 K
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GREAT HOME OR BUSINESS OPPORTU-
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inside and out, owner will include
adjoining lot as well. A Great Buy @
( Treasure Shores Gulfview Lot @
Scenic HWY C30 A, GreenHills,
,** Gulfview @ $75,000 and $105,900
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre +-,
0u*0 104' x 208' bordering State Park @
Bayview on HWY C-30A, 200'x 217"
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x
Interior on Cape San Bias,
* Commercial, $104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $144,900.
Treasure Bay on C-30, 103'x217' @
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
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This 2 BR/ 2 BA gulf front unit boasts
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"WATER'S EDGE HOMESITE Perfect for
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area and only $89,900.
or organizations interested in par-
ticipating in Kidfest by sponsoring
an activity, contributing funds,
services, or volunteer hours can
contact Early Education and Care,
Inc. at 850-872-7550 or 1-800-
NAACP Celebrates Black History
Month; Program Is March 1st
The National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) is proud to share with the
community the study of Afro-
American life and history in Gulf
County to commemorate Black
History Month. The 2003 celebra-
tion will mark the 78th observance
initiated by Carter G. Wo.,dson.
The Gulf County NAACP kicked
off the event by paying tribute to
the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., hosting ongoing NAACP mem-
bership drives, and setting up a
read-a-thon, a spelling contest and.
a basketball tournament for the
youth. They also coordinated trips
for adults and youth to attend, a
developmental training workshop
held January 24 and 25 in Fort
Walton Beach, a youth educational
HIV/AIDS presentation held
February 3, arid a Health Fair held
February 8 in Panama City.'
For Black History Month the
Gulf County NAACP plans to cap-
ture the civil rights movement of
Gulf County through promoting
NAACP membership and its princi-
ples on civil rights, historical writ-
ings published and the significant
accomplishments made by local
This year marks the 94th
observance of the birth of .the
national NAACP and the 3rd obser-
vance of hometown recognition of
See Black History on Page SB
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at Hwy. 9B 2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
Rentals: (850) 648-5449 (850) 227-9600 Sales (850) 227-2160
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Gulf front home on Cape San Bias -
Beauik'l et ie. from Ih. 3 2'
This...home has ..Federal flood insurance!
Furnished and ready for you to move in! A
-must see at $675,000.00' .
:MLS#94816.Call Dee Mitchell. at
227-2160 or 800-600-1298.
2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ 1975
home completely remodeled to 2002 home.
,3br/1.5ba inside, 1.5ba in 20x26 add
on(unfinished) could be apartment or
garage House has new flooring,,new dry-
wall, ne,. AC, new ceiling, new kitchen, new
doors, new sewer and water lines.
mls#94527 $149,900 Call Brenda
874 Country Club Road Port St.
Joe .1BR,'3 5BA- home that sits on 9th hole
bf St. Joe Country Club. Built for entertain-
ing with a magnificent panoramic view of
golf course. Downstairs renovated in 95'
'with carpet, tile, tubs, vanities, and kit.
appliahces. mls#94223 For more info,
call Carol Bell @800.451.2349
4BR/2BA Manufactured, home situated
on 4 1/2 acres, beautiful landscaping and a
large workshop willth kitchen and bathroom
large boat shed v-.ith extra sioroage Maater
suit-.has- bonus room, which could be a sif-
trng-area or computer room. Much too many
amenities to mention. Call Susie White
227-4046 or 800-451-2349.
iyu3 garrison Avenue roan rt. joe -
3BR/2BA Brick' home with screened in- porch over-
looking pool. Nice large yard 1 65'x-180'. Centrally
located-.,eor school church,, ; m, and not far to
downtown. Call Carol Bell at 800-451-2349
or 850-227-4252 $159,900 mls#94667
7712 Hwy. 98 St. Joe Beach -
Unobstructed Gulf View across from dedicat-
ed beach! This 3 BR/2 BA, 1,600sf home sits
on a 50'x 90'lot.. Property could be income
producing upstairs and downstairs apart-
ments! MLS#94661 $390,000. Call
Lantana By The Sea
Cape San Bias' exclusive gated gulf front
community, with pool, fantastic gulf view's
arind boardwalk access to the beach.
Predevelopment prices $135,000
to $450,000 per homesite.
Contact Mark Schultz at 227-9600
Port St. Joe 1101 Garrison
Avenue 4BR/2BA very nice older
home that sits on a 127'xl01' corner lot.
$129,900. MLS#94942. Call Mark
Port St. Joe 3BR/2.5BA homewith a
dedicated bay view. One of the few St. Joe
landmark homes that has survived. Includes
540sq ft separate guest cottage over garage
that has great rental potential: Home and
cottage has been elegantly renovated.
Immaculate, move in condition. $648,000
mls#94565. Call Kim Harrison 850-
Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/,IBA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf view! Lot
is 50x150. This cottage has plenty of character
and charm. Enjoy the sunset overlooking the Gulf
of Mexico. $350,000 MLS#91023. Call
Susie White @227-9600.
LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
PORT ST. JOE
* Windmark Beach-Lot #77. Corner lot with a
Beautiful gulf view. Located directly across from
boardwalk to water. MLS#95244 $465,000.
Call Carol Bell.
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf
County -Water front lot One of a kind lot in
WindmarkBeach. $685,000 .
* South Gate Subdivision The i,'.'i ga'ed sub-
,.,.,,'n ,.., Pc..I t X .1.:- Lots starting at
* Commercial Property Garrison
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $226,512 MLS#90451
* Commercial Property Woodward
-Avenue/Hw, 71 $234,788 MLS#92076
* Garrison Plantation A corner lot in the
newest subdivision in .Port St. Joe. $41,500
Garrison Plantation r.,ce lot in the newest
ubd.'r. ar b-uid ,.:.' dream home. $34,500
Generous sized lots for sale in a well estab-
lished neighborhood where new homes are also
being constructed. Very reasonably priced at
$24,900. Ride by today and pick out
your lot. Call Carol Bell at 850-227-
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Rural acreage parcels from 25 acres and up.
Price ranges from $75,000-$571,290.
Large lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices
range from $8,000-$12,500.
Acreage 25 acres and up. Prices range
HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft.
road 'frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch.
Call Patricia Raap. MLS#92599 $35,000
* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900.
* HOWARD CREEK 4 lots 400'x 50'. Call
Susie White. $24,500. MLS#8144.
* The Landings at Wetappo Lots priced
r East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf County's
Other Bay. Interior lots $39,900, Bay View
lots $79,900, Creek Front lots $89,900,
Bay Front lots $179,900
*, 4.7. acres on Sunshine Road priced to
sell, interior parcel close to intracoastal.
MLS#9581. $60,000. Patricia Raap
* Buddy, Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14
acres, MLS #91915, $36,630, call Patricia
Raap at 648-5683
CAPE SAN BLAS
* 204' on Cape San Bias Road, Bay View and
just 'one block to beach, MLS#94821,
$139,900. Preston Russ.
* Piney Woods Beach Lots priced from
$119,000 $399,000. MLS#94059
* Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island
offering 8 private and secluded lots on upland
island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private community
v~ith 2 way bridge and security gate. Beautiful
Western facing views in a secluded pristine area.
MLS#94562. Starting at $199.900. Call
Kim Harrison 850-227-3745.
* Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape San Bias Rd.,
$210,000 Susie White.
* 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 -
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,
* Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South Beach -
* Treasure Bay Lot 7, C-30 Road $59,900.
* Treau lp.a ic,=ve v r 0liew,
has II9lfe. 900
Call Susie White today 800-451-2349 or
INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
* C-30 Area Large gulf view lot 100' X 385' on
SR30-A. MLS#95274 $129,900 Preston Russ
* Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines;
Subd., zoned residential/commercial.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50,x452'.
MLS#93994, $425,000. Call Mark
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
MLS#93995, $425,000. Call Mark
* Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30,
* Gulfaire IV 110 Ocean Ridge Lane.
* Sunset Village Loccited at St. Joe Beach by
Windmarks proposed development. Amenities
include pool, tennis court, landscaped entrance,
paved streets and much more. Lots will be released
in phases. The second release is now available.
Call for more details.
* 107 Ponce De Leon St. St. Joe Beach In
first block of beach 2nd lot from dedicated beach.
Beautifully landscaped has underground electric
run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' 125' total
depth. Super location and prices
* St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on Court
and 370'xl 25' on Americus. Great opportunity for
commercial or/and residential. $975,000.
MLS#94465 Call Ellen Allemore.
Kelly Marie South and Joshua James Todd
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Caffll Lisa's Interior Details
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COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Prissy Needs A Home
Currently available for adop- Prissy, a 3 mo. old calico kitten
tion at the Humane Society are (pictured); Shep, a medium-sized
The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North'
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday c-30 a m EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
First Baptist Church
s 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
Minister of Music & Education Minister to Students
Sunday School ...... .... 9:45 am
Worship Service ...... .. 11:00 am
Disciple Training .......... .. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ....... ..... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting :.... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
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
Discover God's Love!
BAPTI T CHURCH ''
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 .
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
The Potter's House
"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 10:00 AM .................... Bible Study
Sunday 11:00 AM ............... Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM . ....... . . Bible Study
.'' Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
- -(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
Broken spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mended
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.'
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach* Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER
MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies
Gospel Sing at
On Saturday, February 15, at
6:00 p.m. CST, Abe Springs Baptist
Church on Hwy. 275 S will have a
gospel sing featuring Sister Joyce
Igo from West. Virginia, along with
Pastor Allen Pitts and the con-
gregation of Abe Springs Baptist
Church invite everyone to come out
and receive a blessing from the
long-haired male; Dominique, a
medium-sized white male.
(neutered with all shots); Jetson, a
7 mo. old high-octane male; Reno,
a medium-sized male lab, caramel
colored; and Dixie, a black shep-
Puppies, seven mixed breed
beauties; Marcel, a young, golden
retriever mix; three lab/chow.
pups; and Princess, a 6 mo. old.
female mix, white with beige spots.
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
Humane Society's web, site at'
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 ....... 1. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ...... ...... 7:00 p.m.
We Invite You to Come
'"liExperience thek Power of Pentecost With Us
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 945 a.m.* Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
.a B Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man, 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
L FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
*' 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Su' S a.. Sixteenth Street/
Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m. o
Adult School .... 11 a.m. X
*Sunday School -o
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:
plighlant pide 19aptist (QLurjc4
382 Ling Street Highland View
Fort St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 ,,, -, ,',.,I 9:45a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS NO FA5S! NO GIMMICKS! Evening, Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LE CURC IS WAY! iscipehip raining 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
SPort St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .......... .9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans
9 a.m. Sunday
Fellowship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Youth & Children's Director
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
. e 6B The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 13. 2003
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CRYSTAL SANDS REALTY
1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
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once again remind everyone to
bring all your money to her by
February, 20. By the way, in case
you need to know, the 20th hap-
pens to be next week!
For all you Beta Club mem-
bers, Mrs. Williams would like to
say that you need to bring in your
toiletries. Even though this is
mainly for those in the Beta Club,
anyone who would like to donate
any of the mini toiletries, you are
more than welcome to. An example
of mini toiletries would be the
small mouthwashes or toothpaste.
The Beta Club will be taking these
supplies to the less fortunate at
the Family Services Center.
Monday, February 17, there
will be no school! On this day
America honors her presidents.
Enjoy your day and return pre-
pared to engage in final prepara-
tions for our annual opportunity
to demonstrate what we know
about reading, mathematics and
science (8th only) a.k.a. FCAT!
This developmental phase is often
called "temporary spellings" to
reflect the fact that most children
do grow out of it. Different, teachers
approach working with children
and their spellings in different
ways. You should consult with our
child's teacher about how you both
would like to work with your child
so that the- expectations, at home
and at school are the same.
The use of temporary spellings
should diminish by the beginning
of third grade, but during first and
second grades, you should see
gradual improvement, with your
child beginning to spell certain
kinds of words correctly as he or
she masters more and more of the
English-language spelling rules.
Finally, no matter what, always
prize, the strength of your' child's
written messages over spelling. A
well-constructed paragraph, story,
or book report will ultimately be far
more telling in your child's ability to
communicate in writing than
instances of misspellings.
If You See News Happening Give Us A Call
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .
10:30 Sunday Morning *
7:00 Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
i'si ...our w si _t. M f-_'Il.f h.i i h[.n. i
Apalachicoa .. ... Panama .City
Hwy "'Reid Ave.
S7' Family Life Church
t isiV our we site at: ami y i ec urc ene
323 Reid Avenue Fort St. Joe 229-LIFil (5433)
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
S. Romans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study . ... 9:00 .m. CT
Sunday Worship . .. 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study ..... ..... .7:00 p.m. CT
Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO
First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 3241 01
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............................... 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m., CT
Contemporary.........................1............ 1:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev, Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820
/^ But those who hope in the Lord
will .renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
S. U Isaiah 40:31
S/ Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us! (in members' homes)
Grace Baptist Church Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
"A Popt of Victory"
First Clhuckhof the azarevne
2420 Long Avenue Poet St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School ....... ........ 10 a.m Cive unito the Lord thle glory
Sunday Morning Worship 11 m. die Hi 'ame, o'oeskip the
Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Service .... ... 7 p.m. Psalm 29i2
Vocal Duo to Perform at
Trinity Episcopal Church
The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts will present vocal duo
Lexa Ferrill, mezzo-soprano, and Kyle Ferrill, baritone, with Jessica
Horton as piano accompanist, in a program of solos and duets on Sunday,
February 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST at Trinity Episcopal Church, Apalachicola.
Both Lexa and Kyle Ferrill have recently sung recitals which were enthu-
siastically received at Florida State University.
Following the concert, contributors to the Ilse Newell Fund in all cat-
egories are invited to attend a reception at the historic Steamboat House,
just east of the church.. ..
The Ilse Newell Fund is sponsored by the Apalachicola Area Historical
Society, a 501(c)(3) educational incorporation in the State of Florida. A
$2.00 donation is requested at the door for those who do not hold season
membership cards. For more information, call 850-670-8088.
(Continued from Page 2B)
"chocolate" might be spelled
"choclat." In this case, the middle
sound is not reflected in the
Second, there are many rules
spellings that children must gradu-
ally acquire and some are learned
more easily than others are. The
silent "e" spellings are often picked
up early, so that you may quickly
see the spelling "lik" change to
"like." However, the "ai" spelling as
in "hair" is less common. So you
might see the word "airplane"
spelled airplane for quite a while.
Third, as we know all too well
even as adults, words are not
always spelled as they sound in the
English language. A child might
spell the word "elephant" as "ele-
Therefore, it is quite common
for children through the age of 8 to
misspell words quite frequently.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Feb. 13. 2003 Page 7B'
Low Cost Stroke Screenings
Planned in Mexico Beach
Residents living in and around
the Mexico Beach community can
be screened to reduce their risk of
having a stroke. Life Line Screening
will be at the First United
Methodist Church on Monday,
February'24. The site is located at
111 N. 22nd St. in Mexico Beach.
Appointments will begin at 11:00
A stroke, also known as a
"brain attack," is ranked as the
third leading killer in the world,
and the second among women.
Through preventive screenings, the
risk of having a stroke can be great-
Screenings are fast, painless
and low cost. They involve the use
of ultrasound technology, and scan
for potential health problems relat-
ed to blocked arteries which can
lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms
which can lead to a ruptured aorta,
and hardening of the arteries in the
legs, which are a strong predictor of
I* heart disease. Also offered for men
and women, is a bone density
screening to assess their risk for
Each screening requires ten
minutes or less to complete. A com-
plete vascular screening package,
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otid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm
and ankle brachial index (harden-
ing of the arteries) screenings is
$99. Sign-up for a complete vascu-
lar package; include the osteoporo-
sis screening and pay only $125.
Life Line Screening was estab-
lished in 1993, and has since
become the nation's leading
provider of vascular screenings.
Over 45 ultrasound teams are on
staff to travel to your local commu-
nity, bringing the screenings to
you. These non-invasive, inexpen-
sive and painless, ultrasound tests
help people identify their risk for
stroke, vascular diseases or osteo-
porosis early enough for their
physician to begin preventive pro-
For more information regarding
the screenings or to schedule an
appointment, call 1-800-643-6188.
Preregistration is required.
up to 24"x36"
available at The Star
209 Reid Ave.
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The Gulf County Sheriffs Office was one of just five counties in the state to be honored by the Florida
Sheriffs Association for having zero no-fault accidents with their vehicles during the past year. Sheriff
Frank MeKeithen was also named chairman 6f the Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force for Zone 1,
which spans from Escambia to Gadsden counties. As chairman, he will coordinate response and needs
assessments in case of emergencies or natural disasters.
February 4: Risa Henderson,
35, of Port St. Joe, worthless
checks; Vicki Layfield, 37, of
Callaway, violation pretrial release.
February 5: Joann Tilery, 34, of
Wewahitchka, violation pretrial
release for DUI DWLSR, grand
theft; Michael Hand, 19, of
Wewahitchka, worthless checks
Marion County; Kathryn Ouellette,
32, of Eastpoint, grand theft Bay
.Coiunty; Curtis Johnson, 19, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-lewd and las-
civious; Michael Rosell, 38, of
Wewahitchka, retail theft, FTPF,
petit theft; Nicholas Morning, 24, of
Port St. Joe, battery on inmate,
aggravated assault on inmate.
February "6: Lewis Dean
Nickell, 31, of Wewahitchka, FTPF
DWLSR; William McLeod, 60, of
-Wewahitchka, FTA-resisting with-
put .iolernce. FTPF DWLSR. Brian'.i
Jriaylor, 2.6.,-,.of.fKinardV.OCC" -grand1
February 8: Carl Book, 21, of,
Wewahitchka, contributing to
delinquency of minor; Michael
Segers, 51, of Overstreet, felon pos-
session, cruelty to animals; Ronald
Smiley, 47, of Wewahitchka, DUI
February 9: Joseph Brock, 34,
of Port St. Joe, DUI, DWLSR; Sonia
Travis,, 36, of Pensacola, worthless Wewahitchka, trespass after warn-
checks; Johnny Underwood, 42, of ing.
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HARMON REALTY, INC.
sweeps the REALTOR awards in Olympic fashion.
Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards were received by the Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
Realtors on January 23, 2003 at the annual Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties
Board of Realtors awards banquet, held at the Gibson Inn in Apalachicola.
In 2002 over $312,000,000 in real estate transactions were recorded by the Realtors
Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties. Over $127,000,000 in real
estate transactions were recorded-for the Gulf County and Mexico Beach area.
Joan Lovelace received the Bronze award, for sales volume of $2 $3 million. The Silver
award for sales volume of $3 $4 million, was received by Charlotte Sanford. And
Broker, Barbara Harmon, received the Gold Award for sales volume of $5 $10 million.
Once again the Mexico Beach Harmon Realty sales team has proven their commit-
ment to providing quality customer service and their dedication to excellence.
Call on Mexico Beach Harmon Realty at 850-
648-5767 or 1-800-239-4959 and let this award
winning team help make your dream a reality.
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Page 8B The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Feb. 13. 2003
Ground Broken for New Care Closet;
Hope to Move In New Facility In 75 Days
Last Sunday under threatening
rainy skies, the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe
took a major step toward the con-
struction of a first-ever new Care
Closet building to serve people in
As an out-reach ministry of the
church, the Care Closet and its vol-
unteer workers collect clean, good
quality clothing through donations,
and provide the items to the com-
munity at the nominal charge of
fifty cents an item, then apply
100% of the proceeds to worth-
while community and church proj-
ects. Gathering at the newly
acquired lot on Fourth Street,
members of the church held a
-ground breaking ceremony and
dedication of the site led by
Reverend Jesse Evans.
"Our ministry has been able to
succeed because of all the caring
folks in Port St. Joe, and the sur-
rounding area, who donate their
extra clothing items for us to' dis-
tribute. I don't think there is a
church in the area that hasn't given
us their support in the years that
we have been doing the Care
Closet," commented Vic LaFerle,
director of the Care Closet..
Construction of the new build-
ing will take approximately 75
days. Then the contents of the Care
Closet, presently being operated
from Dr. Joe Hendrix's former
office, will have to be moved piece
by piece to the new building.
"We're so excited about the
opportunity to build this new Care
Closet; we won't mind all the tr6u-,
ble of moving in!", remarked
The members of the First
United Methodist Church are fund-
ing the new building through dona-
tions and are planning to hold fur-
ther fund -raising events soon.
Anyone who would like to help with
a donation, please send it to FUMC
Care Closet, P.O. Box 266, Port St.
Joe, FL 32457.
Black History- (Continued from Page SB)
African-Americans presented by
the Gulf County NAACP branch.
The goal is twofold: first, to call
attention of the American people to
tihe existence of distinguished merit
and achievement among Americans
of African descent, and second, to
serve as a reward for such achieve-
ment and as a stimulus to the
ambition of youth of African
The Gulf County NAACP gives
special recognition to Jimmy Lee
Fraizert, Sr., one of the living
founders of the Gulf County NAACP
who significantly helped to estab-
lish the local branch .in 1970.
Fraizer, a successful business-
manl and entrepreneur. formerly of
Port St. Joe, will be honored with a
program to be held on March 1. The
Jimmy Lee Fraizer Youth Leader-
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Members of the First United Methodist Church wield shovels as they break ground for a new building
for the Care Closet, a community ministry of the church.,
St. Joe Appoints Muniz as Public Affairs Manager
The St. Joe Company recently
announced that Katie Baur Muniz
has been appointed public affairs
manager for St.. Joe. In this new
position, Muniz will coordinate pub-
lic affairs activities at the communi-.
ty level throughout Northwest
Based in Tallahassee, 1'Muniz
will work across all business units
ship Award will be presented to an
NAACP youth who emulates 'the,
dedication, cpmmitmenit, morals
and leadership of Jimmy Lee
Fraizer.. Recognition will. also be
given to. the individuals who played
significant roles in Gulf -County
and their noteworthy achieve-
During the month of February,
as Americans recall the struggle for
freedom, .the local branch of the
NAACP extends an invitation to
everyone to support its efforts by
becoming a member. Membership
applications will be distributed
up to 24"x36"
available at The Star.
- 209 Reid Ave.
of St. Joe to strengthen the relauon-
ship between the company and
Northwest Florida communities.'
"Katie's proven track record as an
effective' communicator will help
deepen the relationship 'and under-
standing between St. Joe and the
communities where we do busi-
ness," said Peter S. Rummell,
Chairman and'CEO of St. Joe.
"St. Joe is committed to listen-
ing to, learning from and working
with the local communities in
Northwest Florida." said Rummell.
"Katie's focus will be on enhancing'
the dialogue between St. Joe and
"This is an exciting opportunity
for me, and I look forward to work-
ing for an organization that values
the cultural and environmental her-
itage of Northwest Florida," said
Muniz, "I share St. Joe's dedication
to preserving the region's unique
natural resources and quality of life
while at the same time creating an
atmosphere of opportunity and eco-
nomic prosperity for the many fami-
lies who call Northwest Florida
home. This is an important and
challenging job: I'm honored to join
the St. Joe team."
Earlier this year, Muniz left her
position as communications director
in the office of Governor Jeb Bush
where she was responsible for all
communication and press activities'
within the Executive 'Office of the
Governor. She also..managed and
coordinated the' communication
offices of the 13 executive agencies.
From 1998 to 2000 'she was
press secretary for the speaker of,
the Flonda House of Representa-
tives. Prior to that, she was deputy
legislative assistant in the Florida
Department of Education.
,Muniz received her Bachelor of
Arts degree in political science from
the University of AlabaN a in 1989.
The St. Joe Company. a publicly
held company based in Jacksonville,
is one of Florida's largest real estate
operating companies. It is engaged
in communitNy. commercial, indus-'
trial, hospitality, leisure and resort
development, along with commercial
real estate .services. The company
also has significant interests in'tim-
More informauon 'can be found
online at www.joe.com.
GULF,'- FRANKLIN CENTER
Free Interview and Resume Writing Workshop ..
n We will be hosung a workshop to help you create a resume that will
/ get attention and convey important information. Chfisty Cole of Gulf
Coast Community College will also be sharing ideas and proven meth-
ods on how to impress a potential employer in a job interview. Joinus
on Wednesday, February 26. at 2:00 pm at the Gulf/Franklin Center.
The Gulf/Franklin Center Student Activities Committee will be
hosting a FREE movie night on March 7. at 7:00 pm EST. We will be
showing the new James Bond' movie on a 10x 10 screen at the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Building A. Seating will be limited to the first
300 people. Bring your farrmily and friends everyone is invited. No
alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the grounds.
Correctional Officer Classes Starting
Applications can be picked up from Brenda Burkett; at .the
Gulf/Franklin Center, 227-9670 extension 5507. Day classes at the
Gulf/Franklin Center will begin March 31. 2003. If your interest is inr
night classes, contact Brenda for additional information.
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville 4
door, AT, AC, V6, Clean &
Dependable. $1950. Call
1991 Chevy 27 4x4 pickup.
ANew engine with 2,500 miles,
automatic, $3,000. Call 229-
1992 Chevy Lumina, AT, AC,
V6, Loaded. New condition.
$2450. Call 960-4464. itc2/13
1991 Chevy Silverado, Reg.
cab, fully loaded, custom
package,' 350 engine, new
paint & low miles, $5,250.
Call 647-2848. 4tp2/13
1996 Ford Explorer XLT. 4
door, AT, AC, V6_ $4950. Call
1996 Nissan Pathfinder. 4
door, 5 speed, AC, Loaded!
Low miles, one owner. 2
wheel drive. $6750. Call 960-
1995 Mercury Grand
Marquis. 4 doorAT AC, V8.
Just 80,000 miles. Excellent
condition. $4650. Call 960-.
1996 Nissan XE Pickup. 5
speed. AC. $4450. Call 960-
11 98 Chevy S10 LS pickup.5 '
S speed, AC, one ownA,,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. Call 960-4464. tc2/13
1999 Chevy S10 LS extended
cab. 68,000 miles, one
owner, V6, AT, AC. Newly
$7950. Call 960-4464 ltc2/13
1992 Avion 5th wheel 34',
great condition, $14,900.
Call 850-227-7699. 4tp2/6
1999 Dodge Con'rsion Van.
Only 22,000 miles, excellent
-conditondition, TV/VCR, 2 CD
Players, leather seats, etc.
Sell for $15,850 or OBO. Call
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. ltc2/13
1996 48 HP Evihrude, con-
trols, cables, less 'than 100
hours, excellent condition,
$1,800. Call 850-648-6670
For Sale, Aluminum boat
trailer for 19'-21' boat. Needs
axle, 4350 OBO. Call 229-
Oet 2S Reid Ae. Stteet Port St. Joe, FL
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
I BRHudicap Unit .
Central heat and air
Carpeting Laundry facilities
1996 Trophy 20 ft walk
around, excellent condition,
fully equipped, $12,000. Can
be seen at 405 Texas Drive,
Mexico Beach. Call 678-344-
Nutritious Meals and Snacks
ages 2 and over
7:45 AM-5:00 PM
Technical Certificate (CDA)
License # F-2549
For more information call
House For Rent .Completely
Remodeled. 2 BDR, 1 Bath,
new stove, refrig. Central
H/AC, carport, utility room
with Washer dryer connec-
tions. $425 a, month
w/deposit. Call 229-9766 or
Unfurnished 1 bedroom, 1
bath, close to beach, $750
month including utilities.
Call 648-4649. 2tc2/6
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Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
Small Office Spaces for rent. Efficiency-type apartment
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc2/6 in P.SJ., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile rates. Call 639-3600. tfc2/6
home, garbage, water & cable
Included. 1st & last months 2 bedroom I 1 2 batr i part-
rent required. Call 850-648-- ment, energy efficient on
5033. 2tp2/13 Soulth Hwy. 71,; $425 per
month. Call 639-5102 for
Long Term Rental Mexico more information, tfc2/6
Beach -, Semi-furnished, 2
bedroom mobile ,home, 2 bdrm. apartment at Mexico
recently remodeled, clean Beach for rent. Ocean view,
and all new with large unfurnished, 648-4922. ,rma/
screened in porch. Large
shaded lot in quiet neighbor- 4474 Highway 98". recently
hood. Located two blocks remodeled, must see to
from beach, $450 monthly believe,, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
plus utilities. By appoint- town home.. Total electric,
ment only. Call 647-5450 stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
after 4:00 pm EST. Qualified er; washer/dryer hook up,
applicants only. 2tp2/13 central air and. heat. Great
view of the beach. $950
4 bedroom house for lease, monthly, $350 refundable
newly remodeled, 4th Street, damage deposit. Call Gulf
St. Joe, commercial or resi- Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
dential. Call 770-719-8314 at 648-5449. tfc2/6
or 850-227-7813. 4tp2/13
Rental Furnished 2 bed-
2 bedroom, 2 bath unfur- room, 2 bath with. covered
nished duplex, close to boat dock on the canal in
beach, nice neighborhood, Mexico Beach. New
$550 month, plus deposit. Construction. Available
Call 648-5476. 2tp2/13 October 1st. $950 a month.
Contact Coldwell Banker
2 bedroom, 2 bath house Forgotten Coast Realty at
Hwy. 98, St. Joe Beach, $725 850-648-1010. tfc2/6
a month plus deposit. Call
850-647-921'4. 4tc2/6 UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
St. Joe Beach Trailers 2 & refrig. cen. h&a.; screen
and 3 bedrooms. One block porch. carport & laundry rm.
from water, newly renovated Large 2 bedroom apart-
interiors, $450-$475. Long ment., stove' & refrig., wash-
Interiors, $450-$475. Long er/dryer hook-up.
term. Call 647-5325. 3tp2/6 New extra 1g/ 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
House For Rent: 41st Street, laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
Mexico Beach, 1/2 block washer & stove, fully carpe~t-
from beach, 3 bedrooms, 1 ed. No pets.
bath. Call 648-3090' leave FURNISHED
message or 850-559-2929. Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
4tp2/6 heat & air, washer/dryer
One bedroom apartment,
2 bath, furnished duplex on washer/ dryer hookp. Call
canal. Includes boat slip with 229-6777 after 7 PM. Ctf2/6
lift. Observation deck with 229-6777 after 7 PM. t
view of gulf. Call 648-4649 or
House For Rent: 2 bedroom,
.1 bath, unfurnished gulf
view house, deck, fireplace,
Nicely' landscaped, handi-
capped access, $1 ,000 Owner will
month including utilities.
Call 648-4649. 2tc2/6 build to suit.
3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment
for rent. Great location, 1621 Long term lease
Apt. C Monument Ave., Port
St. Joe, FL, $150 deposit, or sale!!!
$550 month rent. Call leave
message at 706-965-2445 or A 'rx 5,000 sq. ft.
beeper 423-819-3240. 2tp2/6 i
House for rent, 3 bedroom, 2 floors
living room, kitchen, 1 1/2 850227-5581
bath, all new furniture and 0 4 "-55 ,
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-
100x30 warehouse building For Sale: Washer, $125; Gas
for rent in Port St. Joe, $800 dryer, $115; Big wheel lawn
a month. Call 706-202-2012 mower, $65; STD wheel lawr
or email Pennye@mmba inower, $55. All in good con-
thens.com. 4tpl/30 edition. Call 647-2570. 2tp2/1:,
1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.,For Sale, Portable bar, wicker
155 Beach Street, St. Joe & rattan white wash finish.
Beach. Stove, refrigerator, new with glass top, $450
washer/dryer hookup. One OBO. Call229-1984. t
lot off Highway 98, $550
monthly, $250 refundable Pier One wrought iron table
damage deposit. Call Gulf with. nice glass .top and 3
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc. matching chairs, downsizing
at 648-5449. fc2/6 and need more room. Extra
4 bedoo,2ba ma" chair can be bought @ Pier
bedroom, 2 bath wth many One, $175 firm. Call 227-
extras on 5 lots Red Bull 047. 2tc2/13
Island, high & dry, fairly new' 9047. 2tc2/,13
manufactured home. For For Sale: Console Plano. Call
rent or land contract $600 a 229-8978 after 5:00 leave
month. Call 229-759-8849. message. tfc2/6
3tpl/30 message tfc2/6
Mexico Beach Unfurnished Used furniture for sale.
Mexico Beach Unfurnished Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
house, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, all 4th St., PSi tfc2/6
appliances, CH&A, '$750
month. Call 648-5424. act/9 Unfinished Furniture @
Apart. /Homes for Rent 1 3 Furnitue & Refinishing Shoppe
BR apart/duplexes/homes 234 ReidAvenue
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. & RdA en
unfurnished. Call Parker Quality Refinishing since 1982
Realty at 850-648-5777 for Call John Reeves at Z2926374,
more info. tfc2/6 E JZ I
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Mexico Beach, Sat. & Sun.,
Feb. 15 & 16. Clothes, elec-
tronics and more. ltp2/13
Yard Sale, 247 Pine Street,
St. Joe Beach, Sat., Feb. 15,
8:00 am. Girls, boys, men,
women name brand clothes
& shoes; etc. Household
items, 'odds & ends, new
recording Roland Digital stu-
dio work station w/CD burn-
er, Pioneer stereo cassette
tape deck CT-10, 1 Montoya
cox guitar, I electric Peavey
guitar with hard shell case.
Yard Sale, 401 Texas Drive,
Mexico Beach, Sat., 9:00-
2:00' CST. Furniture, house-
hold, clothing, gas dryer.
Pizza maker/Delivery per-
son for Slice & Ice in
Mexico Beach, must be 18
years old with drivers
license. Call Lisa at 648-,
4301 for appointment. St2s/13
needed with bookkeeping
and computer skills,
Call 227-9200 for appoint-
Executive Secretary Busy
office needs a talented, ver-
satile administrative' profes-
sional'. working directly for
company president. Must be
able to handle multiple
tasks. Assisting in the prepa-
ration of specifications and
contracts for submittal to
customers. Responsible for
official company correspon-
dence, including sales offers.
Coordinates executive travel.
Computer. skills 'in. all
Microsoft programs requiredi'
Compai''y offers excellent
pay, health :1nsrarce. 401
'(k), .and vacation. Apply in
person or, submit resume to
Eastern Shipbuilding Group,
134 S. East Ave., Panama
City, FL 32401. 2tc2/13
Anyone from Port St. Joe
interested in being a sub-
stitute carrier for the Cape
San Bias area, please call
Shirley at 227-7759.2tp2/13
Person Local manufacturer
ee King capable individual
for full time employment.
Physically must be able to lift
100 pounds on a routine
basis. Hourly wage depen-
dent on skill and experience.
Drug test required. Call 850-
227-2057 f:r an application
or fax resume to 850-227-
Arizona Chemical Mfg facil-
& SON, INC.
* Monthly 1 I
Serving The Community Since 1976
Many companies are down-sizing, lay-
ing off. reducing.staff, Not us, We're grow-
ing. We need hard working people who wait
to earn more following our successful plan.
Our insurance sales reps average
about $40K after just the first year. There's
on-the-job training, health insurance, dental,
401K, and a retirement plan. Plus, the folks
are just plain friendly. Let's talk. No obliga-
tion. Strictly confidential. Call us.
Life Insurance Company
Arizona Chemical Mfg facil-
ity in PORT ST. JOE,. FL is
currently hiring laborer
positions. Position require-
ments include being, able to
work with diverse teams,
work well with mgmt and
peers. Be willing to promote
into higher jobs as opportu-
nities arise, and willing to
work on a rotating shift (shift
work). Five yrs industrial mfg
exp desired. Starting pay is
$12.80/hr. Qualified appli-
cants apply at Workforce
Center, 625 Hwy 231
Panama City, FL. ,r at -the
Gulf/Franklin Center, 3800
Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe,
FL. No applications will be
accepted at the plant site.
Apply by 2/20/03. Arizona
Chemical is an Equal
The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
an experienced Office
Clerk. This position is p/t or
f/t. Responsibilities include
computer skills, in all MS
programs, .answering and
redirecting incoming calls,
must be able to handle mul-
tiple tasks and must: have
bookkeeping skills. Must be
well organized, professional
and able to resolve problems
on own initiative. Experience,
and references will be veri-
fied. Applications available at
118 N. 14th Street, Mexico
Beach, Florida or submit
resume to City of Mexico
Beach, P.O. Box 13425,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410.,
EOE/Drug Free Workplace.
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
be accepting applications
until Friday, February 28,
2003, 5:00 p.m., E.T., for
the following position:
Staff Assistant -
musit psse-s excellent cleri-.
'" ca -d ilI, wl.'.v'..rk well with the
public afd be-~T-puteftli6ter-
ate. Applicaoins are avail-
able at 'the Gulf County
Commission Office, 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Blvd., Sr.,
Room 302,, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. (850)229-
6106, Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.,
E.T. All applicants must have
a- valid Florida's Drivers
License, high school diploma
or equivalent and be 18 years
old. Also, all applicants must
take an Adult Basic
Education Test as part of the
application process. Gulf
County enforces a Drug-Free'
Workplace Policy and is an,
ative Active Employer.
/s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attes:/s/ Douglas C.
Birmingham, Clerk '
Wallace Pump & Supply
now hiring for inside sales.
Apply in person, 824 15th
Street, Mexico Beach, FL. ,,,
Now taking applications for
seasonal and full time posi-
tion. All positions available.
Good pay and benefits to
motivated persons. Apply at
The Fish House Restaurant.
Laborers need for
(Landscaping crew. Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in per-
son @ Coastal Design &
Landscape, 2492 Bayview
Drive, Highland View. tfc2/6
The Gulf County Public
Library Literacy Program is
accepting applications for
one part-time community-
based family literacy posi-
tion and one full-time
positions will require the
ability to work flexible hours.
Candidates for the part-time
position 'must have a high
school diploma. An associate
degree or experience in
libraries, education, social
work or a related human ser-
vices field is preferred. The
'position is for 20 hours per
week at $8.00 per hour.
Candidates for the full-time
VISTA position must have a
high school diploma. This is
a volunteer position which
will be provided to stipend.
The volunteer will work with
a family literacy program
that targets basic reading
and computer literacy skills.
Applicants may pick up an
application at the Gulf
County Public Library in Port
St. Joe and, should return
the application with two let-
ters of reference to Jean
Faliski, Library manager.
Applicants must be able to
pass background screening
and must have reliable
Now taking applications for a
resident trust clerk must be
-Trgilnitzed and deperiddable
computer, billing experience
Bay St. Joe Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HOME HEALTH AIDES LI
Broadband Code: 31-1011-1
Pay Band: 02,
HEALTH SUPPORT AIDE
Class Code: 5505
Position Number: 995505
Closing Date: 02/19/2003
Annual Salary Range:
$17,205.65 to $43,014.13
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVE.
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: (850)227-1276, x 131
**, O/T D.UE TO EMER-
GENCY DUTIES REQ'D.
TWO POSITIONS AVAIL-
ABLE. WILL BE BASED IN
HEALTH ROOM IN -THE
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS.
WILL BE HIRED AT THE
BASE OF THE SALARY
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
You may submit a hard copy
of your application to the
address indicated in the
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-
RobertE. King DDS
325 Long Avenue
Hours By Appointment
Established local company
looking .for Receptionist
/Secretary. some word pro-
cessing and general office
skills required. Hours 8:30-
5:30, Monrday-Friday ihr 1
hour lunch. Salary based
upon qualifications. Please
send resume or surnmarv of
experience to. : Ref:
Employment, C/O The Star,
PO Box 308, Port St. Joe,-FL
32457. Include address,
phone and email address for
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
Floor Tech Needed
Experienced preferred, to
maintain floors in a 120 bed
Must be able to work
Bay. St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
Auto Technician & Auto
Experience required. Paid
dependent on experience.
Ask for James Henley at 639-
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Opening for Sales Agent
with Florida Real Estate
License. Experience pre-
ferred. Call 850-648-5777 for
interview or fax to 850-648-
5779. Parker ,Realty of
Me'c'.o Beach. Inc., tfc2/6
Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid'
FL drivers license. Apply at
SC.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
Lost Anniversary band with
diamonds in Family Dollar
parking lot around 1:00.
Reward offered if found
contact 850-263-3949. 6tp2/13
Missing Cat, male, gray &
white, 1 year old, S lbs. last
seen on- Selma Street in St.
Joe 'Beach on 2/8/03.
Anyone with info please call
Nikki at 647-6236. ltp2/13
Found: 1 Dachshund,
brown, male in the
Overstreet area. Call 229-
7099 daytime only. ltc2/13
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:
(FT-PT-PRN) All Shifts
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)
Apply in person to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
Engine & Transmission Service
1 4 "O lwwlqqqw-
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BrendaDygraf exerciser very
similar to Chuck Norris total
workout machine. Always
been inside, book and video
included, $125, OBO.
Excellent condition. Call
For Sale:. metal building
10x20 wired for electric. You
move, $1,500. Call 706-202-
2012 or email
Doesn't get any better than
this! INFO will be sent right
back to you. Just send a
blank email to my autore-
sponder. Email Address:
After you visit "site-link" in
autoresponder. Call if you
have any questions. Leave
message and your number (if
local), for my return call to
you. If phone is busy, please
call back. Or come see me,
about this. 183 Road 20,
White City Area (2nd house
from Hwy. 71) Mrs. Hough,
850-827-2320. 4tp l/23
Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
Eight Lesson Bible
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else
Send your name & address
Jto: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
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(
'FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little as $500 down, two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
S9300 or 527-1463 nights. 2/
UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME writh a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfc2/6
New 24x48 3 bedroom. 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfc2/6
ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-'
9303 or 527-1463. tfc2/6
PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
Free medium sized mixed
breed puppies, very sweet.
Call 227-7680 leave mes-
Lab mix pups, 8 weeks,
wormed, 1st shots,. $42
females, $32 males (includes
spay & rabies shots). Call
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, $225,000. Call
850-227-2584 or 850-227-
Land for sale, 2 acres, Stone
Mill Creek. For more infor-
mation call 227-1143 or 227-
Mexico Beach Townhouse.
water side, 2 bedroom, 11/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4tp2/l3
3 bedroom, 2 bath with
study, brick home, 2 story
barn 16x32 on 4.76 acres,
fenced, Wewahitchka. Call
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.
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-
By Owner: 3 bedroom,, 2
bath 1895 sq. ft., terrazzo
floors, 2 1/2 lots, Redflsh
Street, Highland View. Call
Investment & Residential
850-648-5767 ext. 106
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
By Owner: Buildable fenced
lot in White City. 90'x150' on
paved road near canal. Call
Do you need any fiber glass
work done? No job too big or
small, free estimates. Deck or
boats. Fiberglass repair. Call
639-6360, 227-4621 or 819-
Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honqst.. &
dependablell Can pro fl-
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
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.
ORBIE B. FRANKLIN. JR.. a/k/a BEN-
JAMIN 0. FRANKUN
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, llenors,
creditors, trustees, or In any other capac- ..
Ity, claiming by, through under or .
against the named 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 Plaintiffand ORBIE B.
FRANKLIN. JR., a/k/a BENJAMIN 0.
FRANKLIN AND _____
FRANKLIN. UNKNOWN SPOUSE. OF
ORBIE B. FRANKLIN, JR., a/k/a BEN-'
JAMIN O 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 par-.
,ties claims as heirs. divisees, grantees.
assignees,, llenors. creditors, trustees,
or in any other capacity, cllaming by.
through under or against the named,
defendants are Defendant(s).
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,
Street address: 311 Avenue A,
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456.
Dated this 23rd day of January. 2003.
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: Betty Justice
Publish February 6 & 13. 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
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
Pursuant to Section 865.09,
riondn. Slautes. the undersigned heeb%
prurides ncte of inealeno reilrer a
1. Name to be rvjaO'w: Oulf to
Bay Construction d Development
2. lallll au de of nunlness
P.O. Box 192, Port St. Joe. Florida
3. Name and addrm of owner
Bay Framing. Inc.. '149 Reagan Road.
Panama City. Florida 32404
4. Federal enploier Identflca-
tion numl : 69-3547864
5. Florida Incorporation:
December 12. 1998.
BAY FRAMING, INC.
* Session 2:
By: /a/ Its: Pres.
Publish February 13, 2003
MOTIC0 TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
Bam NO. 0203-11
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested In providing the following
4 3 laned asphalt coated mculvrt pipe
30 48 galvanied asphalt coated culvert pipe
4 I' galvanized asphalt mated culvert pipe
,Specifications: Please provide prices
; per foot for these materials in both 14-
gauige pipe and 16-gauge pipe.
Delivery date must be specified.
Questions should be directed to Road
Department Superintendent Bobby
Knee at (850) 639-2238.
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID, and Include the BID
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. Costln, 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 reserves the right to reject
any and all bldsa1
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jerry W. Barnes. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish February 13 and 2003 ;
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 Southi
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 SEVERABILITYAND
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.
S. . .
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'ij 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 34 acres lying to the east of U.S.
SHighway 98 and to the south of Bay-View Subdivision and Oak Grove Subdivision in Section 13/ '
Township 8 South, R6nge 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. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, All inter-
ested persons may appear and be heard.
St. LJoseph Bay Mad o Ni
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S, .Am l ,a '
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Publish 2 times Feb. 6 and 13, 2003
PART TIME SEASONAL POSITIONS
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY
$100+ per day
To apply,: please attend our employment seminar to be held:
Saturday, February 15
Prudential Resort Realty
71 Market Street
Call to reserve your place today!
653-2555 or Toll Free 888-419-2555
Prudential Resort Realty will hire ten or more part time Quality
Assurance Coordinators- (QAC) in the Housekeeping
Department of Property Management for the 2003 vacation,
rental season. The QAC inspects vacation homes on St. George'
Island after each cleaning to be sure the homes are ready for rental
Applicants must use their own vehicles and gasoline, and must
provide proof of auto insurance as well as a valid Florida driver's
license. Position requires the ability to climb 2-3 sets of stairs in
up to 20 houses in a limited time period. Applicants must quali-
fy for bonding and are subject to credit and criminal'checks.
EOE: Equal Opportunity Employer
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL a THURSDAY. FEB. 13, 2003
EMPLOYMENT OPPOI fURffy
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2003 PAGE 11B
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Master Degree Business Administration
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"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A. QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
,* Eminient Domain Estates, Tax Purposes
Serving Gulf, franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
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CALL TO PLACE YOUR
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EXTENDED WARRANTY FR
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VWarranty Work For All Major Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
TALLATION & REPAIR
ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON
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FL LICENSE ER0010992, RA1154218 -
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
SRA0043378 1 ER0007623
A CONDITION REFRIGERATION HEATING
SERVICE & INSTALLATION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
* SERVICE FOR ALL BRANDS UV LIGHTS
* SERVICE AGREEMENTS ZONE CONTROL
* MOBILE & MODULAR HOMES ICE MACHINES'
-New & Existing Homes
GERALD BYRD, Owner/Operator
FL Lic. # RA0067062
Sales And Service .
A/C Heating Ice Machines,
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
State Lie. #RA0066486 Mobile: 227-5568
NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport
Buy Direct From
Manufacturer And Save
*Bahama Accordion Shutters
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING,
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
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227-5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME 00,
C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Office: 850-229-6018'* Fax: 8 0-,29-8976
Compice Serice For SpicHystt ts
* Installation ,Pump-Out
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School Readiness Coalition Meeting Back to Life continued from Page B
The Bay/Calhoun/Franklin/ 'Gulf School Readiness Coalition will
hold its next meeting on Thursday, February 13, at 12:00 p.m. CT at
Early Childhood Services, Inc., 450 Jenks Avenue, Panama City.
The agenda will include a work plan overview. For more information,
call Early Childhood Services at 872-7550 ext. 2305.
LARGE FORMAT COPIES
up to 24"x36"
available at The Star, 209 Reid Ave.
,mw Resort Realty
109 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 5Z+56
Toll Free: 877-512-95,6
Special Beach Homes
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Cape San Bias Beach Home "Angel Kiss" 5 bed-
oom, Z bath. 100' on the water. In impeccable con-
lition, new windows, appliances in kitchen in good,
condition fulls furnished, excellent rental home,
Jeed access to the bay; enclosed garage orstor-
ge area, spacious,, one must see to appreciate.
6+7,000. MLS 9455+
Cape San' Bas Beach Home and Land ) bedroom, Z
bath. 1zy on the water front. The depth of 880' mol
with en-closed garage on Cape San Bias Road. A
sub dividable piece.This home is well built-with PtfMA
insurance transferable. $1.+M MLS 9+700
Cape San Bias each Home "Sunset Point" This +
bedroom, 5 bath home is a popular vacation rental.
Located in a very deep lot 4-5 feet x 59. $599,000.
St. Jo6 Beach Home Immaculate 5 bedroom, Z.5'
bath home within walking distance to the beach.
Vera comfortable well built home. In great .condi-
tion. A must see to appreciate. $215,000. MLS
Cape San Bias Beach Home "Inn Califlornia" +-
bedroom, 5 bath, In Great condition! A must see to
appreciate! It is for the large family or to generate
a healthy rental income. All bedrooms view the Gulf,
great room area, decks galore, unobstructed views
of the Buffer Preserve, St. Joseph Baq, fireplace!
$599,000. MLS 94-555
Port St Joe Home Charming 2 bedroom, I :at'i
home. Just steps from pristine St. Joseph Bay. New
appliances and roof. Perfect for the weekend visi-
tor. Park 9our boat in. the backyard. $129,000.
The beach is just the begging!
Gulf Front '
* Magnificent Beach Pront Lot, one of the best of the Cape! 11+' x +50' mol. Just steps from St Joseph State Park. $975,000. MLS 9282Z .
b* beautiful Beach lot on Cape San Bias, Lot 7 Haven Rd. 5y x +68' This.unique lot won't last. $+75,000., MLS 94995
* Breathtaking gulf front located on our Scenic Route, 50' x +89' with PrMA available! $497,000. MLS 9+838
* Secluded Dunes home site, this lot can be parceled as per the Gulf Count9 density guidelines. 108' x 5+57. $972,500. MLS 95110
SBa9F Pront, 976 Cape San Bias Road, Bay beauty. Serene view with lots of potential, 12!Yx 700' mol this one is a keeper! Asking'$Z50,000. MLS9Z++I6
* Baa Pront, Pristine St. Joseph Bay Two lots adjacent to each other both I00'x900' each z acres. Asking $350,000. each MLS 9516
* Pristine, Serene homesite, exquisite sand9 bottom great for kayaking and canoeing A must see, w/ deed access to the beach $339,000. MLS 9+859
* Create gour own subdivision Incredible investment opportunity! Two adjacent lots,10 acres on C5OA Road east of Indian Pass Road: Lot one is
1.69 acres. Asking $75,000. -_MLS 95+6. Lot Z 8.59 acres. Asking $300,000. MLS 9)+85
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CAMELLIAS IN BLOOM (on sale)
COLD HARDY CITRUS!
SATSUMA, ORANGES, KUMQUATS, LEMONS ETC.
PEACH, PEAR, APPLE, PLUM, APPLE JAP.
PERSIMMON, FIG, BLUEBERRIES, PECANS,
LOQUAT & GRAPES
LANDSCAPE SCRUBS & TREES
k LVA Al I: Fil 1 'i
River blocked the Chipola River
downstream. That, in turn, caused
the water level in the river swamp
to rise and the trees were gradually
The dead trees standing in the
lakes suggested the name, Dead
The .area was known for
decades as a prime spot for fishing,
canoeing, hiking and outdoor pho-
Traylor believes it can be again.
Page 12 TeSt Lt l Oc
we'll have the sites put in. If we
were ready now, they'd be full."
A house sits on the property,
for a caretaker at some point in the
future. Adjacent to the house the
county has built a maintenance
"There was .no room at the
county shop and we'll need 'some-
body up there (in the park) most of
the time," Traylor said.
Maybe most critically, the
county has established the park as
a wildlife refuge, with red signs
denoting its status.
That permits more rigorous
enforcement of hunting regulations
and other outdoor mischievous-
"It gives us a little more author-
ity for people coming in to the
park," Traylgr said. "That gives you
At the south end of one pond
sits a'historical relic symbolizing a
future "ideal" Traylor would like to
see for the 'recreational area.
It is a wood-and-cement
spillover, constructed in 1936,
which.Traylor would like to rehabil-
itate, -including restoring the gates
and original pathway for water to
the nearby Dead Lakes.
Traylor hopes that one day
'striped bass can be raised in the
pond and subsequently released
into the Dead Lakes through the
All the work, Traylor said,
could not have been possible with-
out inmate crews. Warden Duffy
Harrison has provided extra crews
for the park work, helping to facili-
tate the sweeping transformation of
"They did the really intensive
work," Traylor said. "It's amazing,
how much you can get done when
you have a bunch of guys out here
The park is a showcase for one
of the more unique topographies in
The Dead Lakes were formed
when sandbars in the Apalachicola'
Free Redbud Trees
Ten free American redbud
trees will be given' to each person
who joins The National Arbor Day
Foundation during February.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
Redbuds have clusters of rosy,
pink flowers in spring, and dark
green summer leaves turning to
yellow in the fall.
The' trees will be shipped post-
paid at the right time for planting
between March 1 and May 31 with
enclosed planting instructions. The
six to twelve inch trees are guaran-
teed to grow, or they will be
replaced free of charge.-
To become a member of the
Foundation and receive the free
trees, send a $10 contribution to
Ten Free Redbud Trees, National
Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410,
The waters of the Dead Lakes offer a variety of fishing and
canoeing opportunities. The area was long known as an outdoor
INDIAN PASS GULF-VKEW
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NEW 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath, with gulf access, screen porch,
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nity, MLS,# 94616 $379,000
234 South Palmn Street, Indian Pass
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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
Preliminary Plat Approval and Variance for road paving,- East
Bay Subdivision Tom Gibson & William J. Rish, Jr. Parcel ID
#0339-015R, #0339-025R 57.94 acrds 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
Final Plat Approval 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
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 the Gulf County Comprehensive
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.
x East Bay Subdivision
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