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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Creation Date: March 6, 2003
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Port Planning
Agreement in the
Works .................Pg. 3A
Olympian Josh Davis
Shares "Gold".........Pg. 28
DAR Essay Winners........
............ : ........................ Pg I B
Port Theatre Close to
Nat'l Registry List...Pg. 4A
Local Students Win at
State Free Throw
Competition ............g. 7B
Sports News..Pgs. 10,11,12
School News..... starts on Pg. 3B
Society.......................Pg. 58
Obituaries.................. Pg. 8B
Classified, Legals Pgs. 10, 11, 12


Rep. Allan Bense


Florida


Lawmakers


Crunching


NumberS
by Tim Croft
State laniakers, convened
tfieir annual 60-day regular legisla-
tive session pn Tuesday while peer-
ing warily at the bottom line.
While Florida can take some
solace that it is one ofjust averita-
ble handful of states with a budget
that will actually,grow in size, the
decisions ahead for lawmakers, in
education and social services pal-
ticularly, will be dicey. -
The enormity of the task ahead'
has already opened fault lines in
the Republican hierarchy at a time
when the GOP enjoys unprecedent-
ed control over the reins -of power.
So while there are hopes of
passing important legislation, and
addressing sucky wickets such as
medical malpractice insurance and
tort reform, worker's compensation
insurance, election reform and
modification of the ballot initiative
process, the heavy lifting will be
navigating the budget through roil-
ing economic seas.
(See Legislative Update on Page 5A)


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Gulf County High School?



Board Discusses Viability of Consolidating Middle & High Schools


by Tim Croft
Publicly broaching a long-sim-
mering idea, Gulf County School
Board members on Tuesday dis-
cussed the viability of a consolidat-
ed high school in the district.
A workshop on facilities andF
burgeoning capital needs through-.
out the district ultimately spilled],
over into a freewheeling discussion
concerning building a consolidated
high/middle school.
"It's a safety issue, it's an eco-
nomic issue," said Superintendent
of Schools Jerry Kelley. "We could
do a better job with one school. We
could save a lot of money.
"If we want to offer a compre-
hensive. program to our high-
schoolers we are going to have to
do things differently (than we are
now)."
The blueprints are not on the
table. Ground-breaking isn't on the
horizon.
But School Board members;
hoped to initiate a community dis-
cussion on the viability of one high
school, and one middle school for
that matter, in the district.
During the School Board's reg-
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Aging roofs are creating finan-
cial problems for district.
ular monthly meeting later on
Tuesday, Oscar Redd asked Kelley
to pursue establishing a committee
of district personnel, parents, stu-
dents and community members,
aimed at hacking through the:
'thicket of issues surrounding a
consolidated high school.
With that the School Board
would be taking a page from for-
mer superintendent Walter Wilder
who formed a similar committee in
his push to get a half-cent sales tax
for facilities passed.
"We ought to look at building
one high school in the couriy,"
Redd said, while acknowledging
that the idea was likely to meet
with resistance in his north-end
district. "We ought to be aggressive
with that.
"It's going to be a hard pill for ',


some folks to swallow, but those
who are sensible will see it's the
right thing to do."
Breaking down the numbers,
the case for a new high school
would appear rock solid.
In the past four or five years,
enrollment in the district has
steadily declined as the county'
reeled from economic body blows.
Enrollment at Wewahitchka
High School is 236. There are 394
students at Port St. Joe High
School, a figure padded by an
influx of students from Franklin
County.
It's worth noting that the phys-
ical plant at Port St. Joe High
School has a capacity of roughly
1,000 students.
Graduating classes that were
once typically. 100 students or
more are consistently falling below
that threshold, and will for the
foreseeable future.
"If you put both schools
together you would still have one
small high school," Kelley said. "If
we want to do what's best fo4 the
citizens and the boys and girls in
this .county we need to look at (a
consolidated high school)."
Declining enrollment has
meant fewer dollars from the state
and it has .also meant the loss of
programs, particularly in the north
end of the district where auto
mechanics, welding and ROTC
have all been lost due to insuffi-.
cient numbers.
"It's getting more and more dif-
ficult to offer quality programs to
kids when your enrollment is
declining," Kelley said.
And it doesrn'tftgure to get bet -
ter soon.
For example, the kindergarten
class in Port St. Joe numbers 77;
in Wewahitchka 72. And as was
noted during the workshop, a dis-
trict will graduate fewer students
from high school than started in
kindergarten.
As the numbers decline, the
dollars required to upgrade facili-
ties 30-years-old and older
increases.
The district will put more than
$1.25 million into a new roof at
Port St. Joe High School and spent
more than $100,000 to create a
middle school in Wewahitchka. '
Further, during Tuesday's
workshop; School Board members
considered some $1.77 million
worth of capital improvements on a
wish-list for next year and whether
they should raise the capital
improvement millage rate from the
current 1.0.
Another argument in support


of one district high school is safety,
a growing concern in these trou-
.bled times.
Kelley noted that a new high
;school could be built with one
main entrance and exit and fencing
around the, campus.
Currently, "there is no way we
,can secure" the high school build-


ings, Kelley added.
The concept envisioned by
Kelley would be a high school arid
middle school with an auditorium
sitting in the middle.
there would be separate media
centers and cafeterias, with athlet-
ic fields for all sports on the con-
solidated campus.


"We need to think about what
is best for the kids, the schools and
the district," Kelley said.
The issue, however, is liable to
be fraught with emotion. The two
district high schools have operated
for decades and theie will surely be
(See Consolidated on Page 8A)


Sheriff Frank McKeithen (right) and investigators Tim Wood (left) and Jake Richards (center) examine a
femur bone they hope will be the key to unlocking a 23-year-old mystery which began with the discovery of
skeletal remains in woods off Hwy. 22 in 1979.

Bones Could Hold Key



to Solving 24 Year Riddle


by Tim Croft
It is the sort of case on which award-winning tele-
vision series are based. .
Investigators with the Gulf County Sheriffs Office
are cautiously optimistic that they may soon provide
peace and closure to a family that has chased both for'
nearly 24 years.
Investigators are hopeful that they will soon put a
name and face to skeletal remains discovered in woods
off Hwy. 22 in 1979.
"We're still not absolutely sure, but we are rushing
to bring this to closure," said Sheriff Frank McKeithen.
"If we can bring it to closure, we feel we have accom-
plished something."
The remains, most of the body save some cranial
bones, were the center of a mystery for local and state
investigators back in the late 1970s.
They knew they had a young white male who,
judging by the location of the bones, did not die of nat-
ural causes.
Investigation revealed that it was likely the bones
had been there since the previous year, but after log-


going countless hours chasing down a host of leads, the
trail went cold.
Investigators were never able to come up with an
identification and the case ultimately was placed on.-
the back burner.
Until December when, energized by the county's.
first bank robbery and subsequent arrest in the case,
investigators, particularly Tim Wood, Jake Richards
and Ricky Tolbert, started combing through their
"cold case" file.
They discovered the bones were still in the evi-
dence locker at the GCSO. They reopened the case and
set to work.
Richards compiled the best possible description of
what they had and plugged the information into the
National Missing Children Organization's computer
system late last year.
And last week the phone rang. On the other end
was a woman from Washington state whose brother
had been missing since 1978.
The last known location she had for her brother,
(See BONES on Page 9A)


Integras Partnering to Help Expand Senior Services


Construction will be a constant presence at Integras over the next
few years as the Beacon Hill facility expands services for seniors, expan-
sion made possible by federal and state grants to the county.


by Tim Croft
A collaboration between a private, provider and local, state and feder-
al governments will significantly expand services for seniors in the coun-
ty over the next few years.
The office of Gov. Jeb Bush recently announced the awarding of a
$168,415 rural infrastructure grant to Gulf County to extend water and
sewer lines to facilitate the expansion of assisted living facilities at
Integras Therapy and Wellness Centers, Inc., in Beacon Hill.
The grant comes on the heels of a $600,000 federal Community
Development Block Grant to the county, to fund infrastructure improve-
ments, especially roads, at the Integras campus.
The two grants, combined with the dedication of considerable
resources by Integras, will allow the company to more than triple its
assisted living space.
Integras currently has 36 assisted living beds: the expansion, which
should be completely built o04t in three to five years, figures to add at least
100 beds.
"We could not facilitate the growth because of infrastructure needs,"
said Bill Williams, president and CEO of Integras. "This has been a real
collaborative effort. It's a win-win for everybody."
The county, which acted as lead agency for the state and federal
grants, should win on several levels.
As the area grows and more transplants choose to remember the
Forgotten Coast as their living destination, the desire to keep families
together by moving parents is strong.
At least 6ne businessman who recently moved his business here from
Atlanta, has since brought his mother and moved her into the Integras
campus.
At a assisted living facility, a senior maintains a degree of independ-
ence while enhancing their access to a range of medical services.
Services that will only expand as Bay Medical Center brings select
primary care services to the county.
Phase One of BMC's expansion into Bay County becomes an official
reality April 16 when the ribbon is cut on its satellite facility, initially pro-
viding orthopedic care, at Integras.
"We are catering to the folks who move here and those are already


here," Williams said. "Their parents have to have these services available."
Gov. Jeb Bush, in announcing the awarding of the state grant, laud-
ed the efforts underway at Integras and the dividends the area should
reap.
"The location of these facilities in Gulf County will help to provide
services to a growing population of senior citizens in this part of rural
Florida, an area where the elderly have few options," Bush said in a pre-
pared statement released by his office.
"This investment is not only an investment in the local economy, but
will also have a regional impact on the quality of life for the elderly in-the
Northwest Florida area."
The county also benefits because once the water and sewer lines are
in place, they will be owned by the county even though the water flowing
through will be coming, at least at first, from Bay County.
"It's the county's and it is put in at no cost," Williams said, while not-
ing the interlocal agreement that will allow Integras to bring water from
Bay County via Mexico Beach.
At an undetermined point in the future, after the Integras expansion
is complete, a little tweaking is all that will be necessary to reverse the
direction of the flow so the water originates in Gulf County.
Finally, for the county, there is the most tangible of economic bene-
fits: jobs.
One end result of the expansion project will be 18 healthcarejobs, rel-
atively high-paying jobs at that, which was just one of the guarantees that
Integras had to make to secure the federal block grant.
At least 50 percent of those jobs must target individuals in low to
moderate income brackets.
"You are actually reaching into the community to provide people with
jobs," Williams said.
Factor it all out and the equation is a sure bet for the county.
"Integras will facilitate tremendous economic and community service
impact through the development of healthcare-based facilities to our med-
ically underserved county," said County Commission chairman Jerry
Barnes in a prepared statement released by the governor's office.
The federal arid state dollars could hardly be called free money.
(See Integras on Page 8A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2003


Hunker Down With Kes byKesleyColbert



The Good and the Bad of It!


-Ho,-. w\ou ou like your tini-
est oi mistakes broadcast world-
wide dailv'' What about those
issueS in life that have no real good
answer-'' You can solve them sit-
tLiri1 ar''iound the checker board at
the barber shop-but nobody _et-s
hurt. you are wrong... .
I couldn't stand the thought
that someone is monitoring every-
thing that I say. And I'd get tired of
turning on the T.V. and seeing my
face on a placard being paraded
around by someone marching in
close order endless circles like they
are doing America a favor... ;
How about working with
Congress! You ponder on that one!
They've got more different types
than Carter had little liver pills.
They all have different agendas
and ideas and goals... I'm not say-
ing that's bad mind you. I'm just
pointing out that by its very com-
position our Congress makes for
many opinions on almost any sub-
ject. Consensus is an ambivalent
shadow in those hallowed halls.
I wouldn't want to deal with it.
Listen, I can't decide in the


Let's Act



Professional

Last Tuesday's County Commission meeting is one at
which I would just as soon not have been.
It is hard, to gain much enjoyment out of watching what
appears more of an effort to see which commissioner can, get
the most effective jab in at the other, rather than working
together for the common benefit of the' residents of Gulf
County.
Now I know that commissioners are trying to do what needs
to be done but the verbal attacks and personal vendettas are,
as Ray Stevens says, embarrassing the whole Hahira organiza-
tion.
Seems like everywhere I've gone over the last week every-
body wanted to know "What's going on with the County
Commission?"
One person even commented to me that he had friends
from a neighboring county who wanted him to make tapes of
the meeting for their viewing, "They said it was better than
anything else on TV."
I'm not writing this to name name and point fingers.
Furthermore, I don't think it would benefit anyone for me to do
that and it would just stir up more division and conftusilon than
we already have. All I'm suggesting is that we need to conduct
business with a degree of professionalism and conduct deserx-
ing. to those who placed them in office.'


Judging is Good!
Over the past few weeks I've been called to lend a certain
expertise that I have realized may be my number one calling in
life.
First, I got my. annual call from Pat Howard (Mex-ico Beach
CDC) reminding me it was time for the annual Gumbo Cookoff
and desiring to, once again, have me.help with judging duties.
He barely got the words out of his mouth in time for me to
ask what time he wanted me to be there. As anyone who takes
a look at my profile might quickly surmise, there are few
things I like to do more than eat. Top that with the opportuni-
ty to taste, in this case, sixteen different fantastic gumbo
recipes and trying to help choose the best cook.
Chef Eddie (Magnolia Grill) and I kind of looked the part for
tiis judging responsibility, but GCCC Culinary Art Schtol
Chief Chef Jon Bullard looks like he might have a high mert-
bolic rate. Either that or he has figured out some way to block
the effects of all those calories. I guess that's why he's the
teacher.
After this event I needed something to counter the effects
of an overdose of seafood so when Sheriff McKeithen called and
asked me to help judge the CCC (Courthouse Chili Cookoffl I
knew this would bring about the proper balance to my system.
Fellow chili taster Major Robert Miller and I made quick
work out of j edging the courthouse chili cooks. The surprising
thing was that Major Miller and I were able to agree on any-
thing at all., As it turned out we not only agreed but had
ranked our chili tasting almost exactly the same.
The only problem we had was that a certain law\ enforce-
ment executive seemed to be trying, to .put a little pressure on
us to rank his cooking up at the top of the list.
Anyway the point I'm trying to make here is that I'm avail-
.able -for such tasting and I judge cheap. I'm not trying to
influence anyone here .but I. would look forward to the oppor-
tunity to judge a grilled steak cookoff. I'd even bring my own
knife.


We Sat on the Edge of our Sets


SO, KES IS AFRAID of flying!
If the plane falls, he's scared of
that sudden stop.
Who wouldn't be?,
I'm afraid I'm partially to
blame ,for his fear; I insisted that
we take the _plane on a trip we
took together several years ago.
We were bff' h a jaurnt for our
church to interview a man tofill
the position of music minister for'
the church and it took us all the
way to northern North Carolina.
It was necessary for us to
take the plane 'in order to, get
there and,back in one weekend.
The buses had stopped run-
ning to 'every whistle-stop in
those days and neither of us
cared to drive .that long distance,
so we just sutcked it up and
flagged us down an.airplane.'
We didn't have to declare our
shoes in those days, or even let
strangers paw through our
underdrawers. They let us on the
plane, merely because we had
the fare. I'm not sure now if they


even had .a staff of security
guards on hand to look us over,
or not.
They merely ran our extra set
of keys through the x-ray, and let
us go on board. "

WE CAUGHT THE PLANE in
Tallahassee. If I remember cor-
rectly, it was, a US Air plane,
headquartered in Charlotte, ,N., C.
We were headed north. but
we took off in a southerly direc-
tion and went to Tampa first.
Then we boarded another plane
and took off to Charlotte non-
stop!
We .got to Charlotte and


changed planes again. This time*
we boarded a commuter to.
Winston-Salem," and before too
long, we. were on our way.
As we approached for a land-
ing at Winston-Salem, we banked
severely to the left to line up with
the runway.
This is when it happened!
It sounded like a crew of
demolition personnel were on the
outside of the plane, each with a
huge. sledgehammer, beating on
the side of the plane.
Kes looked at me and I looked ,
at Kes.
'"Is. this thing going to hold
together until we get on the


ground?" Kes -asked, '
eyes now standing wide o
Fortunately, we. wer
on the-ground by that ti
the plane did indeed hold
er until we finished landi

WE WERE STILL a
miles from our destinat
had, to rent a car for th
our trip.
Kes drove.
Neither one of us k
country,. which by the w
beautiful. We took off in t]
tion we thought we sh
going in, and as luck woi
it, we were right!
This was an old, h
part of the country, and w
long enjoying the cou
and marvelling at the ol
ings along the way.
Mostly, .we -were congag
ing each other that 'we h
vived that plane ride,
noise like the plane was
apart. We realized we wot


mornings if I want cereal with myl
chocolate chip cookies or just a
hand full of peanuts...
They don't need to turn me
loose on any hard decisions!
I would feel uncomfortable
with all those serious looking guys
in the dark suits following me,
around everywhere that I went. I
don't like to work out of my house.
And I feel pretty out of place if I sit
down to supper and there's more
than one fork at my plate.
There's just too many negative
aspects of the job to suit me!
'Course. on the other hand...
I wouldn't mind having my
own airplane. And it would be neat
to "address the nation" one time. I
could have Peter Jennings intro-
duce me... "And now ladles and
gentlemen, we take you live to the
Oval Office, and the President of
the .United States!" I'd have my
good suit on and lean in real close
to the camera and declare, "My fel-
low Americans-how are ya'll doing
If you need a little money, raise
your hand. You're not going to
believe this-but we've got: a place


up here that pnnts hundred dollar
bills quicker than you can say
Jack Squat!"
I wouldn't even need a
teleprompter... I would make
Tuesday free Dr. Pepper days.
We'd have nauonal holidays for
John Wayne, Arnold Palmer and
Loretta Lynn.
I would pass a law that said .
France couldn't have any say-so in
world affairs until they paid us
back the money they owe us from
WW I and WW II! I would be a little
more careful who I let into ovr.
coun try. I would take high offense
and marked exception to certain
uncomplimentary comments from
wannabe world powers who bel title
America for international.fame "and
attention. I'd put a screeching halt
to the one world order movement!
I'd take Israel and move the.
whole nation up td Alaska. I'd -re-
settle the Palestinians along- the
head waters of the Amazon River.
That woiild necessitate, of course,
moving all the Alaskans to the

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with his to return the same way. skin of our teeth and 'let them
)pen. Kes mused, as we rode along, have their airplane. '
e nearly "Maybe that plane will go ahead We figured out why the folks
ime, and and crash before we. have to get at the church had sent us off ori
d togeth- on it again." such a trip.
ng. We were considered expend!
IT MUST HAVE crashed or able!
bout 30 somebody figured something was W
ion and wrong with it, because we had to We didn't hire that particular
e rest of wait some three .or four hours man to serve as minister.
before we took off on our return music. He was leaving his presenI
trip. The, delay put "us in post to. go into. foreign mission,
new the Tallla-hassee~wav after dark on our work.


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coming
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return trip.
Neither of us had flown after
dark before, so we sat on the edge
of our seats all the way home,
hoping the pilot knew which way
to go and wasn't headed off north,
like the first pilot who had taken
us to Tampa, .when we wanted to.
go to Charlotte.
You could see other planes,
flying along with us, and we
hoped they would keep their dis-
tance and not run into us.
We landed -at Tallahassee,
safe and sound, finally, by the


We never found out if he took
the plane to his new post. All we,
:know is, we didn't serve again onj
a song leader search committee,'
and didn't have to fly south again,
when we wanted to go north

AIRPLANES ARE NICE to!
' have available, when one wants'
to go somewhere far off in a short-
period of time. I
It makes more sense, wel
believe, to just make plans' early
enough, so one can drivel


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I wouldn't want to be the
President of the United States.
Can you imagine trying to
make conversation with Yasser
Arafat? Having to look at him
across the table would be bad
enough! And what do you say
when Saddam Hussein sends word
that he is telling the truth this
time. Really!
North Korea is always threat-
ening and posturing. You've got to
react to a coup taking place in
Central America. You're expected
to take "the right side" in a civil
war, in Serbia. You find 'out
"things" from the CIA and the FBI;
that you really just as soon not'
know....
Hey, how about trying to be
calm and "presidential" when
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. March 6. 2003 Page 3A


Port Planning Agreement In the Works


'After a lengthy Port St. Joe City Commission meeting two weeks ago
which focused on the future of a port facility in the community, Mayor
Frank Pate asked head St. Joe Company representative Clay Smallwood
to try and "hurry" efforts to work out a viable port plan.
.During Tuesday's meeting of the board, Smallwood reported that it
appears progress is being made in that direction. He told commissioners
that a draft planning agreement has been presented to the Port Authority
and favorable conversations are continuing.
"I'm pleased to report we seem to be back talking," Smallwood stated.
The draft agreement basically calls for a series of planning sessions
between the Port Authority, City of Port St. Joe, and The St. Joe Company.
Smurfit-Stone wag also discussed as needing to be involved in.the process
along with representatives from the county.
According to the proposal, a third party facilitator would sit in on
planning sessions and help in formulating a plan that would serve the
needs and desires of all parties involved in the land use process, the ulti-
mate goal being that the port has a workable plan, and a property owner
interested in developing commercial and residential areas would also have
a workable site.
Smallwood said. Port Authority members have reviewed the plan and
are in the process of making several suggested changes. He hoped the
final document would be approved within the very near future.


The study area will include not only property along St. Joseph Bay
between the marina and George G. Tapper Bridge, but will also include
industrial land up the canal and along Industrial Road.
Smallwood also presented a map outlining possible uses of land with-
in the study area stating, "This is only a starting point and is not intend-
ed as a final plan... This can all change."
If all goes forward as planned there will also be opportunities for pub-
lic involvement during the process.
Smallwood added one note of good news, stating that conversations
were underway with a company wishing to relocate to the area. He
expressed hopes that all the details could be worked out favorably so to
bring new jobs to the community in the near future.
In Other Business
Agreed to purchase a new ball field drag to help prepare and main-
tain local ball fields, as requested by Commissioner Benny Roberts. The
cost is estimated at $7,900 off the state bid list.
Granted a variance ,to Philip Robinson at 112 Westcott Circle and
agreed to advertise for. a variance for Thomas Parker, Jr., at 106 Brenda
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the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. But listen, those laid back Alaskan
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all world situation to get some people into that region that aren't kin to
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Port Theatre Reaches Its Final


Mile for National Registry List


by Tim Croft
The Port Theatre, a Reid Ave.
landmark since opening its doors
in 1938, takes center stage in-
Tallahassee late next month on its
way, hopefully, to Washington.
The Florida National Register
Review Board will consider a pro-
posal to add the Port Theatre to the
National Register of Historic Places
at 10 a.m. on March 26.
The hearing, which is open to
the public, will be held in the R.A.
Gray Building, 500 S.. Bronough
St.
"We're excited about it," said
Paula Clark, who, with husband
Wade owns the Port Theatre. "It's
been a long process and a lot of
work. It's been a long wait."
If the state panel determines
the theater meets the criteria for
listing on the National Register, the
State Historic Preservation Officer
may then submit a formal nomina-
tion to the Keeper of the National
Register in Washington D.C.,
according to a letter the Clarks
received from the state Division of


Historical Resources.
The Keeper makes the final
decision as to inclusion on the
National Register, the letter contin-
ued.
"It sounds like we are just
about there," Wade Clark said.
The letter from the state, details
three specific purposes for placing
a property on the National Register:.
They are:
'To provide official recognition
of its historic significance and
encourage consideration of its his-
toric value in future development
planning;
'To provide the property with
limited protection from federally
funded, licensed or assisted proj-
ects that might adversely affect the
character of the historic property,
and;
"To make the property eligible
for federal financial incentives for
historic preservation."
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restrict how the Clarks or any
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building.
However, the listing would pro-
vide some protection and review by
the federal government should
future use or redevelopment of the
property require assistance from a
federal agency. '
"It doesn't put a lot of restric-
tions on what we can do with it,"
but it does help preserve the
integrity of the building, Wade
Clark said.
The federal tax breaks and
incentives an owner could tap into
likely won't be of much help to the
Clarks, who have poured signifi-
cant resources into the building in
the last six or seven years.
However, a future owner could
find the incentives attractive
should they desire to undertake
significant restoration of the the-
ater.
"We did what we had to do to
save the building," Paula Clark
said.
The road to the state review
board was initially paved by a visit
to the theater last summer by Bob
Jones, with the Florida Division of
Historical Resources.
While Jones noted there was
extensive interior damage from two
major hurricanes that gashed the
theater over the years, the building
still retained several key historic
elements.
They included the front exteri-
or, the sloping floor of the lobby
and the inclined floor of the expan-
sive seating area which in'the the-
ater's heyday could accommodate
more than 1,000 people.
And while the stage was large-
ly destroyed by severe storms, the-
rigging above the stage remains as
it was back' when Roy Rogers
graced the planks.
Jones noted other detail ele-


ments that revealed the character
and history of the theater, impor-
tant in consideration for inclusion
on the National Register.
Examples were the tile floor at
the entrance, original front doors,
first floor wall covering and mold-
ing, not to mention the fire-proof
projection booth.
At Jones' suggestion,' the
National Register proposal focused
on the architecture of the building,
particularly the engineering ele-
ments of the steel and brick that
created the massive interior open
spaces, provided excellent
acoustics and allowed the building
to remain upright through two hur-
ricanes.
The proposal also highlighted
the entertainment the theater pro-
vided through the years, including
movies, plays, community events
and vaudeville shows.
In addition to Roy Rogers, a
number of vaudeville and traveling
acts once graced the now-
destroyed stage.
"This place is so historical that
it seemed like a natural for listing,"
Paula Clark said.
While visiting the theater,
Jones also mentioned the possibil-
ity that the Reid Ave., business dis-
trict on which the theater sits
could qualify for the National
Register as a historic district.
"That was exciting to me,"
Paula Clark said. "I'm hoping this
is maybe a first step for this area."
Following Jones' visit, the
Clarks, particularly Paula, took up
the cause of crafting a formal pro-
posal. '
That meant hour upon hour of
research and paperwork. She sent .
her packet to Jones, who respond-
ed with suggestions on additions
and omissions and Paula Clark set
to work again.
After weeks of work, the pro-


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posal was finalized and forwarded
to the state Review Board.
"Paula has put in hundreds of
hours," Wade Clark said. "It was a
real project. She gets all .the credit.
I think it will be worth it."
Paula Clark deflected at least a
good chunk of the credit to the
community and its support for the
Clarks' efforts to list the Port


Theatre on the National Register.
Anyone from the community
wishing to attend the March 26
meeting in support of the Port
Theatre proposal is encouraged to
do so,
"They are always glad to' -se
community support," Paula C1ark
said. "I'm just glad to see this reach
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Legislative ----- (From Page I


"The budget is certainly going
to be No. 1," said Rep. Allan Bense,
pR-Panama City, whose district,
after redistricting, now includes
Gulf County.
.As the state continues to slow-
ly recover from the aftermath of the
:2001 terrorist attacks, the budget
to be hammered out over the next
,two months is expected to expand
to $54 billion from this year's $51
billion.
However, the exploding needs
of the state are out-distancing law-
makers' ability, and in some cases
willingness, to adequately spread
:the dollars around.
Among the areas expected to,
feel the pinch, Bense said, are so-
!called "local projects," those proj-
ects lawmakers like to bring home
:to their districts.
For Bense, those are typically
infrastructure needs and in the,
case of Gulf County those include
-funding for wastewater system
improvements' in Wewahitchka,
Podtt St. Joe and the county as well
Sas. expansion of the county Health
D department .
In Mexico Beach 4it means dol-
lars to improve and lengthen the.
*y city pier.
The odds that any of those
:items will get funded appear prob-
S-lematic at this juncture,' Bense
said.
S'It will be a lean year for local
'projects," Bense said.
: Already a casualty is the TOPS
list, transportation projects funded
the past several years from money
that was earmarked for a high-
speed rail project which the gover-
nor scuttled shortly after being first,
elected in 1998.
'That money helped pay initial
planning and environmental study
costs on several high-profile local
projects, including the Gulf to Bay
Highway, there Gulf Parkway and
U.S, 98 realignment.
At this time, funding -those
projects dunng the next fiscal year
year is up in the air, though Bense
said he is working to push some of
them onto the Department of
Transportation's district five-year
plan while "looking at other ways to
get those (projects) on the table."
Another area of local interest
that has been under the fiscal gun
has been aquaculture.
In his budget, Gov. Jeb Bush ,
all, but eliminated the state's aqua-
culture inspection programs. If the
products aren't inspected, they,
can't be shipped out of the state.
Bush's budget calls for reduc-
ing the number of inspectors from
more than 50 to just three and
'transfemng the program's respon-
sibilhes out of the Department of
Agriculture.
ILappears from my perspec-
tive that the inspections are going
along great," Bense said. "Oysters,
seafood, are essential to the econo-
,my in Franklin and Gulf counties."
Considering that many of those
tivolved with' aquaculture *were
ldasualues of: the net limitation
,amendment, Bense said it seemed
unfair to have those folks do what
they were asked invest time and
resources in new. industries and
then have.the state gut the pro-
g ra m ,
"I think we need' to give (the
governor's proposal) a good careful
review," Bense said. "I'm concerned
about the issue.",
In a wide-ranging conversation,
Bense, who is the No. 2 man in the
Flqrida House, the Speaker-desig-
nate for 2005-2006 if, as s likely,
the Republicans maintain control,
discussed a range of issues per-
taining to the legislative session. .
n! Bentse will have his hands all
over what goes through the House
this session, running the floor
when the House is convened,
ensuring that member bills are
heard and debated. "
The only bill he's filed thus far
is, actually a "memorial" to
Congress urging an end to dredging
of the Apalachicola River.
SThe Budget
.* Budget dollars will rise, but
Bense said amendments pertaining
t'class size, universal pre-K, a bul-
let train in Central and South
Flbrida and operational funding for
circuit courts are "killing us."
\. If in the coming years!, the state
is left to foot the bill on every one of
those initiatives, as the voters have
decreed "something will have to
give, Bense said.
I That could mean tax increases,
though the House leadership has
thus far been adamant that taxes


ill not be raised.
The Seriate is exploring a num-
ber of options for increasing rev-
ienue, which Bense called a con-
structive exercise.
And while he was confident the
t1wo chambers would ultimately
fiind common ground, getting there
'could be a trial.
Bense noted that lawmakers
will likely have to send an addition-


al $640 million to education this
year just to fund the operational
costs of implementing the class size
amendment.
"We are wringing everyone
else's budget" to find the money,
'Bense said. "(The budget) all boils
down to the class-size amendment.
That is such a huge number. Until
we get our hands on that number
we will be in something of a fog."
Some of the wringing proposed
to date is being met with howls of
protest.
The folks in the state's univer-
sities and community colleges have
objected to the anticipated shrink-
ing of their budgets.
: And local law enforcement and
cotirt officials wonder how they can
be expected to assume some of the
responsibilities of the Department
of Juvenile Justice.
Bense had little sympathy for
the state's. universities. He noted
that one state university recently
gave its president a $90,000-plus,
bump in salary and the healthy six-
figure salary of another university
president. '
"Obviously they are doing real
well in higher education to pay the
raises they did," Bense said.
'The working man and working
woman can't relate to that. It's not
right and I don't like it."'
Trying to shift some of the
responsibility of juvenile delin-
quency programs back to the locals
seemed appropriate he said,.
Taxpayer's in Gulf County, for
example, shouldn't have to foot the
bill for a runaway in Polk, County
and vice verpa.
"Who pays for what will shake
itself out," Bense said of state/local
tensions:
Bense said his overriding fear
in the bare-knuckled fiscal arena is
the threat of terronsm and a loom-
ing war with Iraq.
"My No. 1 concern is if an air-
liner is blown up opr something
should happen at a theme park,"
Bense said. "God forbid that would
happen, but it would, kill the,
Florida economy."
"Let's keep our fingers crossed


that something like that doesn't
happen.
A war with Iraq could have
such impact that Gov. Bush and
lawmakers have sketched out an
alternative budget in the case of
war.
A war that achieved an over-
throw of Saddam Hussein would be
good for the country and the world,
Bense said, but it would have the
potential of siphoning several bil-
lion dollars out of the state's econ-
omy.
Ballot Initiative Reform
Budget talk in Florida, these
days almost naturally leads to into
a discussion of citizen ballot initia-
tives.
Bense said that during a recent
town meeting 'he attended "98, of,
100" people ,wanted to modify how
the Florida Constitution could be.
amended.
Two amendments in particular,
Bense said, are causing heartburn.
The class-size amendment,
Bense said, seems aimed at a prob-
lem that exists primarily in South
Florida.
Information from Education
Commissioner Jim Horne's office
indicates that an overwhelming
number of Florida counties,' partic-
ularly North Florida rural counties,
face few issues with the class-size
amendment.
Which, Bense said, under-
scores the unfairness of the
amendment, particularly given
recent revelations of the misman-
agement of tens of millions of dol-
lars for school construction in Dade
County.
If the most dire estimates of the
amendment's cost become reality,
Bense said, lawmakers might be
left with no other option than to
consider raising taxes across the
state for a problem that is concen-
trated in a few pockets.
"Folks in iGulf County, where
they have stepped up to the plate
and passed their half-cent sales
tax, are going to have a hard time
approving an increase in the state
sales tax to fund six, seven, eight
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by Tim Croft
Empowerment.
The word has so. permeated
our society in the past decade so
as to become a cliche which all but
eclipses the concept, the meaning,
behind the letters.
During a luncheon last week,
a half-dozen local youngsters par-
ticipating in the P Id A
Male/Female program ,w e pro-
vided a reminder of just what
empowerment should mean for
Vfrican-Americans.
Pastor Delwin Williams of St.
John's Baptist Church in Panama
City, spoke to black youngsters
from around the area last week
during lunch at Tyndall Air Force
Base.
The occasion was the. annual-
Black History Luncheon, *held
each February as part of cormnem-
oration of Black History Month.
The theme of the lunch was
"The Souls of Black Folks" and the
central theme of Williams' talk,
Maxine Gant of Mold A
Male/Female said, was that the
African-American community, and
the individuals that comprise it,
are in need of earnest soul-search-
ing.
"Souls are themselves spe-
cial," Gant said.,'The soul is an


entity apart from all that sur-
rounds it, like skin color. The soul
is what counts.
"We should be individually.out
on our own making a difference.
The world should not effect the
goodness of our souls."
Williams, Gant added,
implored his audience to push
beyond the boundaries to which
they pushed themselves, to aspire
for greater than can be imagined.
In other words, the only short-
comings are those we place on
ourselves.
Or don't let the. world rein in
the transformations the mind can
facilitate.
"He impressed me because he-
wasn't scared to say things most
people wouldn't say," said Bennie
Tiller, a sophomore at Port St. Joe
High School.
I Tiller was particularly impact-'
ed by discussion of labels blacks
have carried through history -
Negro, colored, black, African-
American.
"Why can't we just be
Americans," Tiller said. 'They call
me African-American, but I've
never been to Africa.
"To me (Black History Month)
is appreciated, but it should be a
year-long thing."


From left, Chester Gant, Bennie Tiller, Angelica Driesbach, Sierra King, Alex King, Jasmine Fennell, Michael
Jefferson, P.J. McGee and Maxine Gant from Mold A Male/Fempale attended a Black History Luncheon last week at
Tyndall Air Force Base.


Consolidated-


resistance from both ends of the
county to consolidation.
There was a feeling during
Tuesday's workshop that while,
parents might buy in to the con-
cept, a majority of students would
likely support maintaining the sta-
tus quo.
There are also more tangible
hurdles.
What, if any, state help could
be secured for construction of the
new school? Would county taxpay-.
ers agree to the construction costs?
Where would the school be locat-
ed? What'could be done about the
different time zones? ,
"We need to explore every
option we can," Kelley said. "We,
need buy-in from the citizens.
'This will require a lot of input
from everybody. A lot of thought, a
lot of hard work and everybody
working together, maybe like they
haven't before."
Simply stated, School Board
members are saying to the commu-
nity. "Let s talk." '
l In action taken durinn the reg-
ular monthly meeting, the School
Board:
Approved a proposal from
North Florida Child Development to
renovate and expand facilities"
leased by the district to NFCD in
Highland View and Wewahitchka.


The renovations will allow
NFCD to more than double the
available Early Head Start slots.
Approved a contract with
Twin Oaks Juvenile Development
Inc., to institute a mental health
counseling program in the district.

Thunderbirds

to Perform at

Air Show!
Tyndall's annual Gulf Coast
Salute Open House and Air Show
'is scheduled for Saturday. and
Sunday, March 22 and 23. Gates
open at 8:00 a'm.
The U.S. 'Air Force Thunder-
birds Aerial Demonstration Team
will highlight the show both days
and will be joined, by several mili-
tary aerial demonstration teams,
cl'ilian ,aerial shows and numer-
ous ground displays. There will'
also be 'free events and activities
for children.
Gulf Coast Salute is open to
the public with free admission and
parking. For details, visit the offi-
cial website at www.gulfcoast-
salute.homestead.com or call 283-
2983.
CNA Class Offered at

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Applications are now being
accepted for the 3-11 p.m. shift
CNA class. The testing fee will be
paid for' by facility. Applicants
must be 18 years 'old with high
school diploma or GED and pass
background check. Applications
must be completed by Mar. 13.
The class will be held from
Mar. 17 through Mar. 28, from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.'


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The program will target servic-
es for students grades 7-12.
The district will not pay a dime
for the services, with Twin Oaks
paying'for the program through
Medicaid reimbursements for its
services.
Two counselors will be in place
.in Port St. Joe this year, with two,
more in place in Wewahitchka next
year.
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totaling $229,000 for repair of the
dome over the gymnasium on the.
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Snowbirds Roosting to Feast


by Tim Croft
Rain couldn't keep the snow-
birds from flocking to the Mexico
Beach Civic Center on Satilrday,
where they gathered, communed
and chowed, courtesy of their win-
ter hosts.
The Community Development
Council and several local business-
es, pooled resources to fete the
snrowbirds, barbecuing some 300
pounds of Boston Butt and acces-
sdrizing it with beans, 'slaw, fruit
and dessert.
"They've been lining up since

'LAWNFORCEMENT

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Sheriff's Beat
February 25: Robert'- Gay, 52,
of.Port St. Joe, arson, burning with
intent to defraud.
SFebruary 26: Shenna
Forehand, 18, of Wewahitchka,
possession of alcohol under 21;
Justin Taunton, 19, of
Wewahitchka, possession of alco-
hol under 21; Fredrick Owens, 33,
ofiPort St. Joe, VOP-sale of cocaine;
Edward Cabsey, 48, of
Wewahitchka, DUI; Tondra
Watford, 24, of Port St. Joe, failure
to pay fine-worthless checks;
Shannon Masslieno, 23, of Riviera
Beach, VOP-DWLSR, FTPF-
DWLSR.
SFebruary 28: Peter Stacy, 19,
of; Wewahitchka, VOP-possession
marijuana; Connie Hall, 46, of
Wewahitchka, possession marijua-
na w/ intent to distribute; Darwin
Dale Hall, 51, of Wewahitchka, pos-
session marijuana w/ intent to
distribute; Julie James, 37, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-worthless
cheeks.
March 1: Joseph Sewell, 24, of
White City, domestic battery; Brook
Bute, 38; of Mexico Beach, posses-
sion marijuana, possession para-
phernalia.
March 2: Allen O'Neal, 19, of
Apalachicola, possession, cocaine;
Ellis Brogdon, .,30, of Wewahitchka,
domestic battery; Lataska Harris,
21, of Port St. Joe, possession
cocaine.
March 3: Karen Hicks, 46, of
Port St. Joe, grand theft; Margaret
Pratt, 29, of Wewahitchka, VOP-
burglary.

St. Joe Beat


11 a.m.," said councilman David
Thompson behind the serving line.
"We've had a lot of great help. It's
worked really well."
While a steady downpour likely
reduced the crowd a bit after
nearly two hours almost 200 people
had been served compared to more
than twice that number for last
year's fish fry there was still plen-
ty of warm talk, bright smiles and,
of course, whetted appetites.
"This is an appreciation of the
northern folks who come down
here and pay the bed tax," said
Peggy Wood, chairman of the CDC's
special events committee. "They are
all really nice and they appreciate
what we have here."
'Lucy and Forrest. Bennett of
Columbus, Ohio, wholeheartedly -
or what it would be whole-tummni-
ly? agreed.
Every winter for more than a
decade, the Bennetts have .left the
frosty climes of the Buckeye State
to spend the winter in St. Joe
Beach.
Lucy lived in Gulf County at
one time, spending nearly a decade


GC Awarded Federal Funds for Highway Patrol


Food and Shelter Programs
Gulf County has been chosen to receive $7,523.00 to supplement
emergency food and shelter programs in the area.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of repre-
sentatives from the Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish
Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of Churches of
Christ in the U.S.A.; and United Way of America, which will provide the
administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. The Board was charged
to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity
of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.
A local board made up of members representing the above organiza-
tions, appointed by the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners, will
determine how the funds awarded to Gulf County are to be distributed
among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service
organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommerid-
ing agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available
under this phase of the program.
Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local organiza-
tions chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or
units of government, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondis-
erimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food
and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organiza-
ti6n, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are
urged to apply.
Gulf County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds pre-
iously with the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association participating
with the Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. They were respon-
sible for providing 4,624 meals in 2002 in Gulf County.
Public or private voluntary organizations.interested in applying. for
Fim.emgency Food and Shelter Program funds should contact Larry.Wells at
1850) 229-9110 for information concerning applying. The deadline for
applying is March 14, 2003.


License and Vehicle
.Checkpoints
Members of the Highway Patrol
will be conducting' driver license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints
at the following locations during
daylight hours from March. 7
through,March 13:
CR 2327 near Hiland Drive
SR-77 near CR-2297
N. Lagoon Dr. near Laurie Ave.
SR-,71 near CR 275
SR-22 near Bay County line
SR-71 near Chipola Street

Day of

Baseball
Saturday, March 15, has been
designated a "Day of Baseball." The
fun will take place at the 10th
Street baseball/softball, complex.
Everyone is invited to come on out
and enjoy the fun. Baseball fever-
catch it!.

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along its white sandy beaches.
After she and Forrest were married
some 11 years ago and they began
thinking of winter getaways,.
thoughts of the Florida Panhandle
danced in their heads.
"I said I know just the place,"
Lucy Bennett said. "We go to Beach
Baptist Church, the friendliest
church around.
"All the people here are friend-
ly, don't you think?"
Saturday's lunch was a team
effort. Bay County commissioner
George Gainer helped pay for most
of the meat while Rustic Sands pro-
vided the ice.
Jim Kniffin, who used to owrn,
the New York Deli in Mexico Beach
did the cooking on his huge grill
made from propane tanks and
sporting a pig guise.
The restaurant Half Shells pro-
vided food and drinks while folks
from the community served up the
vittles with a smile.
The thanks, and kudos as full
bellies strolled from the Civic
Center seemed sufficient payment.


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February 19: Jackie Devon
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appear in court in May of 1991.
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attention of the Port St. Joe Police
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PSJ Sharks Basketball
Has Achieved Greatness
On February 25, 1994, when
Des Baxter's 3-point shot with
three seconds left beat Chipley 54-
53, who would have realized the
greatness which was in. store for
this basketball program for nine
straight years. For a team coming
from a "small market" and often
competing against international
cuisine, nine straight Final Four
appearances and five State
Championships is quite an accom-
plishment indeed.
The late George Allen (former
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Resource Conservation

and Development

Council Meeting
Gulf County United
Community Development, Inc. is
proud to announce that its organi-
zation will host the West Florida
Resource Conservation and
Development Council (RC & DC)
meeting to be held on Wednesday,
March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Washington Improvement Group
Building, located on Avenue D. and
Peters Street in Port St. Joe. The
public is cordially invited to attend.
The Gulf County United
Community Development is a local
non-profit, 501(c)(3) status organi-
zation, dedicated to making Gulf
County a better place for all people
to live. They are working in part-
nership with the RC & DC Council-
to provide assistance to improve
the quality of life and the standard
of living for all people in its service
area. The Council serves Leon,
Wakulla, Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty and
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NJROTC

News Update
by Cadet Ensign Maggy Quaranta
Warm weather is sporadically
appearing as the month of March
arrives. With that weather comes
new events to plan and prepare for
in NJROTC. The weekly schedule is
buzzing with physical training on
Monday and Wednesdays and drill
practice on Tuesdays and
Thursday after school until 3:30
p.m.
Students have been apprehen-
sively awaiting this, week's FCAT
and preparing for next week's
exams. The pressure is on as vari-
ous tests are given and the
NJROTC annual, military inspec-
tion lurks around the corner on
' April 1.
Saturday, March 8, the drill
team and color guard will be per-
forming at the 8th annual Camp
Gordon, Johnston Association
Reunion Parade in Carrabelle.
This parade will honor many World
War II veterans and all other veter-
ans that have served our country.
They will leave Port St. Joe High
School at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday to
Carrabelle, where the parade starts
at 10:45 a.m. It is our privilege to
participate in such an honorable
affair.
There will also be a car wash at
Advanced Auto Parts on Saturday,
March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. All cadets are invited to come
and help the unit raise money at
an enjoyable fundraiser. Until next
time, anchors aweigh!

Realtor Completes Training
Paula Clark recently complet-
ed both modules of training for
post licensing for Real Estate
Broker. She has been affiliated
with Anchor Realty & Mortgage
Company since 1999, and has
continued her training and educa-
tion in anticipation of the market
trends of this area.
Real estate auctions are very
prominent in many areas of the
country and a common method of
sale for the time sensitive seller.
Paula's specialty will remain real
estate auctions.
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Students To Photograph Butterfly Garden
Mrs. Nobles' second grade students at Port St. Joe Elementary are using their cameras to make photo album
showing 'the progress of their butterfly garden. The cameras were purchased with funds from The Education
Foundation of Gulf County, Inc. The butterfly garden is beginning to show progress. Mrs, Dodson, Mrs. Six, Mrs.
Smallwood and Mrs. Nobles and their classes are ready to get to workI


Consolidated- (From Page


resistance from both ends of the
county to consolidation.
There was a feeling during
Tuesday's workshop that while,
parents might buy in to the con-
cept, a majority of students would
likely support maintaining the sta-
tus quo.
There are also more tangible
hurdles.
What, if any, state help could
be secured for construction of the
new school? Would county taxpay-
ers agree to the construction
costs? Where would the school be
located? What could be done about
the different time zones?
"We need to explore every
option we can," Kelley said. "We
need buy-in from the citizens.
'This will require a lot of input
from everybody. A lot of thought, a


Integras

(From Page 1A

In addition to 18 new jobs,
Integras hIad to commit to a mini-
mum threshold of at least $1.5
m,,illiondin new construction.
S'. Willaaiass -estimated that the
three new assisted living facilities,
each 10,000 square feet,- would
ultimately cost $4.5-$5.5 million.
The three new centers will
serve almost as cornerstones with-,
in the 21-acre triangle of land
being developed behind the front
seven acres of the Integras campus
at Beacon Hill.
They will rise among pines and
oaks alongside some 100 dwellings
on individual lots apartments,
townhomes, homes,' etc., :as the.
campus, called Beacon by the Sea,
expands overall.
As BMC arrives in April and
living quarters of all shapes and
size are built, Williams 'figures the
campus will become something of
a beacon for-seniors in the area.
S The dream, the blueprints of
which have been some 18 months
in the making, has only come into
focus, however; through helping-
hands.
"It was jobs, it" was health
care, it was growing the communi-
ty," Williams said. "It was a real
collaborative effort.) (Community)
leaders were all behind us.
"Everything on campus, I
think, and I may not be the most
objective person, will be a huge
amenity for the county., It helps
our whole recruiting effort."


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lot of hard work and everybody.
working together, maybe like they
haven't before."
Simply stated, School. Board
members are saying to the commu-
nity, "Let's talk."
In action taken during the reg-
ular monthly .meeting, the School
Board:
Approved a proposal from
North Florida Child Development
to renovate and expand facilities
leased by the district to NFCD in
-Highland View and Wewahitchka.'
The renovations will allow
NFCD to more o than double the
available Early Head Start slots.,
Approved a contract with
Twin Oaks Juvenile Development
Inc., to institute a mental health


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counseling program in the distinct.
The program will target servic-
es for students grades 7-12.
The district will not pay a diime
for the services, with Twin Oaks
paying for the program through
Medicaid reimbursements for its
services.
Two counselors will be in place
in Port St. Joe this year, with two
more in placesin Wewahitchka next
year.
Approved a change order
totaling :$229,000 for repair of the
dome over the gymnasium on tlk
roof of Port St. Joe High School.
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who had been a runaway, was Florida.
He would have been 17 in 1978.
"We began a dialogue with her," McKeithen said.
"From the information she provided us there was a lot
that was similar."
Investigators set to work trying to resolve the iden-
tification of the remains.
They sought dental records. They took the bones to
the forensics lab at the University of Florida, noting
some abnormalities in some of the bones. That lab was
still unable, however, to determine a cause of death.
The woman's mother and father were still alive and
living in Idaho. A request was made to Idaho law
'enforcement to secure some swabs for DNA analysis.
The family suffers from a rare bone disorder, which
could account for the some of the abnormalities in the
remains found here.
On Wednesday McKeithen and investigators were to
transport key bones, a femur, rib bone and molar tooth,
to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's lab in
Pensacola to attempt to match the DNA from the bones
to that of the Idaho couple.


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Large swaths of the mill site looked like Lake Woebegone this week after heavy rains drenched the area. The
demolition work is reaching the home stretch as workers toppled the warehouse adjacent to the box plant, which
had been used as a staging area for equipment by the CCC Group, which is doing the demolition. An asbestos abate-
ment team will inspect the box plant before it too is brought low. Rollers from the paper machine proved stubborn as
a mule, requiring tedious dissecting by the cutters on site. The remainder of the paper machine building, a bricks-and-
mortar fortress for years, now resembles the rubble of European towns after World War II.


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the plate," Bense said.
Once the amendment's costs
are accurately quantified, Bense
said, maybe the issue should be
put back before the voters.
One Democratic lawmaker has
filed legislation to do just that with
the bullet train. And Senate minor-
ity leader Ron Klein lives in South
Florida, which is supposed to ben-
efit from the high-speed tail sys-
tem.
Bids were recently unsealed for
the first leg of the train, to run from
Tampa to Orlando. The cost was
about $2 billion, requiring, Bense
noted, a likely commitment to take
$100 million away from road and
bridge projects around the state to
meet note obligations for that first
leg.
"I don't like that," Bense said.
Bense guessed that if put
before voters again, the bullet train
amendment might not pass.
"I don't think the voters of
Florida understood who was going
to pay for it," Bense said.
Bense said various proposals
to amend. the ballot initiative
process were likely to be taken up
during the session,
One idea might be to lower the
threshold for amending Florida
statutes while raising the bar for
amending the Constitution, where
he said, pigs, for example, did not
belong.
And while Bense was "nervous
about taking citizens' access to
government away" he hoped to
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Deer Point Lake has been back
at full pool only two weeks but thir-
teen fishermen have caught tagged
'bass, including one fish that
weighed just over 9 pounds..
Bay County, which manages
water levels on Deer Point Lake,
conducted a 3-1/2-foot drawdown
from Jan. 1 through Feb. 15 in an
effort to retard the growth of aquat-
ic vegetation around the lake's edge.
Taking advantage of Deer Point's
low level, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Division of Freshwater
Fisheries tagged 1,000 largemouth
bass for a study to look at angler
catch rates and fish movement:
Last week Youngstown resident
Milo Craig landed fish #763, a 9.04-
pound bass measuring 23 inches.
Craig kept his fish but anglers have
the option of releasing their tagged
bass. Either way they are asked to
clip the tag and notify the FWC's
Panama City office with the tag
number and location of the catch.


"By the end of the .study, we
anticipate tag returns on 10-20% of
the fish," said Chris Paxton, the
fisheries biologist who is coordinat-
ing the Deer Point Lake survey. He
said everyone who turns in a tag
will receive a specially designed t-


shirt for aiding in the survey and
each returned tag will be included
in a drawing for a prize worth
approximately $100. The FWC's
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Even after 23 years, investigators have learned, it is
still possible to make such a match.
The woman in Washington has already talked to the
media about the improbable saga of finding her broth-
er, though McKeithen cautioned that may be jumping
ahead of the cart.
He estimated that it will take several weeks for the
FDLE lab to determine if there is a DNA match and in
turn provide an identification to put with the remains.
"If it is him, then obviously the case is just start-
ing," .McKeithen said.
He added that investigators back in.1979 rustled
up several leads regarding how the remains came to be
in the woods of northern Gulf'County, but were unable
to move without knowing who they had found.
McKeithen also noted that several of the investiga-
tors who worked the case back then are still around and
in the area.
"Hopefully something will break," McKeithen said.
"I'm proud (of his investigators) for just taking the ini-
tiative.
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PORT ST. JOE 66, JEFFERSON Co. 74
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
After nine consecutive trips to the
"Final-Four," the Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
took an early bow out of the Class 2A play-
offs with Thursday night's 74-66 loss to
Jefferson County in a regional quarter-
final game in "the Dome."
The Tiger Sharks struggled as a team
on offense, with probably their poorest
offensive game of the season, but one has
to give Jefferson County credit.
"Jefferson County played well," said
head coach Al Carpen-ter. 'They're dribble
to penetration was excellent, and we have
had trouble stopping those types of teams
all season."
The Tigers came in with a good game
plan, executed it to perfection, and their
kids played their hearts out.
Although Raye Bailey scored a game
high 39 points for Port St. Joe, Jefferson
jCounty shut down the Tiger Sharks' inside
game with their big men. Then scored a lot
of points in transition.
Jefferson County took a 17-14 lead by
the end of the first quarter, and extended
its lead to 37-27 by halftime. Port St. Joe
did outscore the Tigers 39-37 in the sec-
ond half, but it wasn't enough to pull off a
comeback.
Woodrow Cherry, who has been one of
Port St. Joe's leading scorers all season,
had just one point by the end of the third
quarter, and finished the game with only
four. Cherry led the Tiger Sharks with eight
rebounds.
Dennis Warren hit four 3-pointers and
finished with 12 points for the Tiger
Sharks.
"Overall, we had a successful season,"
concluded Carpenter.
The Tiger Sharks finished the 2002-
'2003.season wih a 22-8 record ....
"'core by Quarters
Tigers 17 20 12 25 74


Raye Bailey led the Tiger Sharks with 39 points in Thursday's 74-66 loss to Jefferson
County.



Lady Sharks Post Win


Bo Lenox sinks a short jumper for two of his eight points


Sharks 14 13 9 30 66
PSJ (66)- Raye Bailey 39, Bo Lenox 8,
Dennis Warren 12, Woodrow Cherry 4, and
Antonio Smiley 3.


JCHS (74)- Maurice Arnold 14, Aquantis
Mobley 5, Norris Howard 9, Michael Dady
27, William Massey 1, Chris King 17, and
Treco Bellamy 1.


PORT ST. JOE 6, CARRABELLE 2
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks rallied
from a 2-0 deficit to score four runs in the
bottom of the third inning and two in the
fourth to defeat Carrabelle 6-2 in Thurs-day
night's game.
Becky Belin (2-1) gave up one earned
run on five hits and one walk, while striking
out three batters in her six innings to pick
up the win on the mound. Danlelle Maxwell
*struck out two in her inning of relief.
Alisha Barber led the Lady Sharks (2-1)
at the plate, going three' for four with three
singles. Molly Garrett was two for three with
a double and two RBI; Becky Belin went two
for four with a double and an RBI; Jessica
Sherrill had a single and drove in two runs;
while Shanna Collier, Melissa Nixon, Anna
Tankersley and Shanna Wester each added
a single.


"It was an overall well played game by
both teams," said head coach Jim Belin.
"We are improving, but we still need a lot of
work in specific areas. We had good pitching
and hitting, but we are lagging on defense."
The Lady Shark game on Monday'
against Marianna was rained out, and will.
be rescheduled for a later date.
The Lady Sharks will host Apalachicola
on Thursday at 6:00 ET; then travel to
Chipley on Friday and Saturday for the
North Florida Public School Fast Pitch
Shootout. They will play Chipley at 9:00 ET
on Friday; Carrabelle at 1:00 on Saturday;
and then Cottondale at 4:00..
The Lady Sharks will travel on Tuesday
to Greensboro to play the Lady Bulldogs in
a District 3-2A game at 6:00.
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with a triple and drove in three singles in the Lady Sharks' 74-66 loss to
two runs in the Sharks 15-6 Sharks' 6-2 victory over Jefferson County in Thursday
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Varsity Girls Softball
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March 6 Apalachicola Home 6:00
March 7 North Florida Public School
Fast Pitch Shootout
Chipley Away 9:00
March 8 North Florida Public School
Fast Pitch Shootout
Carrabelle Away 1:00
March 8 North Florida Public School
Fast Pitch Shootout
Cottondale Away 4:00
March 11 Greensboro Away
6:00
March 14 Liberty County Home
6:00
March 18 Blountstown Away
6:00
March 20 Greensboro Home 6.00
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March 6 Blountstown Away 4:30
March 7 Arnold Home 5:00
March 10 Munroe A.-.ay Quincy
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March 14 Wewahitchka Away
5:00
March 15 Wakulla Away 4:00
March 20 a Liberty County Away
5:00


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March 6 Blountstown Away 7:00
March 7 Arnold Home 7:00
March 10 Munroe Away Quincy
7:00
March 14 Wewahitchkd Away
7:00
March 15 Wakulla Away 1:00
March 17 Rutherford Home 7:00
March 20 Liberty County Away
7:00
March 27 Brooksville Central
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March 28 Bellview Away 7:00
March 29 Springstead Away
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April 4 Deluth, GA Home 7:30
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WEWAHITCHKA 2, RUTHERFORD 0
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The Wedtahitthka Lady Gators
softball learn opened their 2003
season Thursday night with a 2-0
victory over Rutherford in Panama
City. The Lady Gators scored two
runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Judith Husband (1-0) struck
out nine batters and scattered five
hits over seven innings to pick up
the win on the mound.
Britney ,Grice had a double and
an RBI; while Brandi Sasser added
a single to lead the Lady Gators at
the plates.
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WEWAHITCHKA 15, AUCILLA CHR. 0
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
The Lady Gators improved to 2-
0 overall on the season and 1-0 in
District 3-A with Friday's 15-0 vic-
tory over Aucilla Christian.
Wewahitchka jumped out to a
14-0 lead with five runs in the bot-


Jill Pippin slides safely into home just ahead of the tag.


M o
Lindsay Miller ropes a double
to left in Wewahitchka's 15-0 win
over Aucilla Christian.


tom of.the first inning, then nine in
the second. They added one more
run in the fourth inning.
Kayla Rich went three for four
'with a double; and Brandi Sasser
Was three for four with three sin-
gles to lead the Lady Gators at the
plate. Judith Husband and Lindsay
Miller each went two for four with a
double.
Husband (2-0) struck out six


batters, while allowing two hits and
two walks to pick up the win on the
mound. Sasser struck out three
batters and walked two in her two
innings of relief.
The Lady Gators will travel to
Mosley on Thursday for a 6:00 CT
game; then travel to Chipley on
Friday and Saturday for the North
Florida Public School Fast Pitch
Shootout.


On Friday, Wewahitchka will
play Wakulla at 6:00 CT. On
Saturday, they will take on Cot-
tondale at 10:00 a.m.; then Vernon
at 5:00.
The Lady Gators will back at
home on Tuesday to take on R. F.
Munroe in a District 3-A game at-
5:30.
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WEWAHITCHKA 10, R. F. MUNROE 3'
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-2 overall on the sea-
son and to 3-0 in, District 3-A play
with last Tuesdayi night's 1,0-3 vic-
tdry over R. F. Munroe.
The Gators rallied from a 2-1
deficit to score five runs in the top
of the sixth inning and four in the
seventh to pull off the wfn.
Stevie Peak led the Gators at
the plate, going three for four with
three singles. Michael Gortman
went two for three with two doubles
and drove in three runs; and Justin
Barnes was two for three with two
.singles. Josh Pitts and Beau
Ludlum each had a single and an
RBI; Tranipus Andrews and Brett
Millender each had a single; while
Jonathan Thomas and Will Strange
each had an RBI.
Beau Ludlum (1-0) picked up
the win on the mound in his two
and a third innings of relief. He
gave up one run on one hit, one
walk and struck out one Bobcat
batter. Hunter Nunnery started on
the mounds for the Gators, and
allowed one earned run on two hits
and sever-ialks. Nunnery strIck
4ujt three batters in his four and
two-thirds innings.


Michael Gortman smashes a solo homerun in the Gators' 6-2 loss to
Aucilla Christian.


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WEWAHITCHKA 2, AlCILLA CHR. 6
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
The Gators dropped to 3-3
overall on the season and to 3-1 in
District 3-A play with Friday night's
6-2 loss to Aucilla Christian in
Wewahitchka.
Wewahitchka posted a 1-0 lead
in the first inning, but Aucilla
answered with one run in the top of
the second and then added five
runs in the third to take a 6-1 lead.
The Gators scored one more run in
the fifth inning on Michael
Gortman's solo home run.
Jonathan Thomas (0-2) allowed
four earned runs on five hits and
five walks to record the loss on the


mound. Thomas struck out five
batters in his seven innings.
Beau Ludlum ;led 'the Gators
offensively, going two for three with
two doubles. Michael Gortman had
a solo homer; while Josh Pitts
added a single.
Wewahitchka's game at Apa-
lachicola on Tuesday wasre-sched-
uled for later in the week due to the
Sharks hosting a regional basket-
ball game on the same night.
The Gators will travel to
Sneads on Thursday for a 6:00 CT
game; host Apalachicola on Friday
at 6:00; then travel to Carrabelle on
Tuesday at 6:00. Both the
Apalachicola and Carrabelle games
are District 3-A match-ups.
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Johnathan Thomas had a strong performance on the mound in
Wewahitchka's loss to Aucilla.

Wewa Cub Scouts PineWood Derby
Cub Scouts Pack 315 of Wewa
will have their Pinewood Derby race W e~w a
this' Saturday, March 8, at the
Wewahitchka Elementary School eo RW
lunchroom at noon. The winners CO
will attend the district Pinewood ,o
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at the Boy Scout Expo at the
'Tyndall Air Show. Highway 71 -
.Any boys in grades one through Wewahitchka, FL32465
four who are interested in becoming
a Scout please contact Darlene Ake 639-9826
> at 639-2971.


This Week In Spo

Varsity Girls Softball
March 6 Mosley Away 6'00
March 7 Wakulla Away Chipley 6:00
March 8 Cottondale Away Chipley 10:00
March 8 Vernon Away Chipley 5 00
March 12 R.F. Munroe Home 5:30
March 13 Apalachicola Home 5:00
March 14-15 Dothan Tourn Dothan TBA
March 18 Chattahoochee Away 5:00
March 21 Carabelle Away 5:00 & 6:30
March 22 North Florida Christian Away 1.00
March 24 Port St. Joe Home 6.30
March 25 Mosley Home 6-00
April 3 Chattahoochee Home 6.00
April 4 Robert F. Munroe Away 5:30
April 8 Larue County, KY Home 6:00


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Varsity Boys Baseball
March 6 Sneadse Away 6:00
March 7 Apalachicola Home


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March 13 Chattahoochee Away 5:00
March 14 Port St. Joe Home 6:00
March 18 R.F. Munroe Home 6:00
March 20 Rickards Away 5:00
March 21 Blountstown Home 6:00
March 24-27 Bay Medical Tournament *'TBA
April 1 Sneads Home 6:00
April 3 Rickards Home 6:00
April 4 Liberty County High School* Home 6:00
April 8 Aucilla Away 3:00
April 10 Rutherford Away 3:30
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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, March 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 hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:
Preliminary Plat Approval County Harvest Estates Edward Bish Parcel ID #0741-028R,
#0741-01 OR 10 acres in Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida a
10 unit subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Preliminary Plat Approval Sunset Pointe Subdivision Charles Costin. Parcel ID #6345.500R
-32.001 acres in Section 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 66 unit
subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Preliminary Plat Approval Magnolia Bluff Subdivision Barbara Harmon Parcel ID #3816-
000R -14.96 acres in Section 4, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 38
unit subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Preliminary Plat Approval Lantana.by the Sea Richard Parvey Parcel ID #6314-OOOR-3.90
acres in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11
unit condominium development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.'
Final Plat Approval Integras Rehabilitation Phase II Integras Inc. Parcel ID #3801-050R
10.625 acres in Section 31, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 44 unit
subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval Barbee Subdivision Archie Subdivision Parcel ID #3324-OOOR -14.06
acres in Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 15 unit subdi-.
vision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval Tremont Estates C & S Development Parcel ID #3171-080R -62.09 acres,
in Section 13 & 24, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 30 unit subdi-
vision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval Centerpeach Beach Greg Waddell Parcel ID #4247-7000R 1.3 acres in
Section 16, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 3 unit subdivision sub-:
ject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.,
Small Scale Land Use Change -S & D Enterprises, Inc. Changing Mixed Commercial\Residential
to Agricultural Parcel ID #6315-OOR 5 Acres in Section 23, Township 9 South, Range 11,
West.
Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning Department, Room 301 in the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meet-
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Port St. Joe Wins Two

Beats District Foe Liberty County for Early 1-0 Record


PORT ST. JOE 5, LIBERTY CO. 4
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks improved to 3-1 overall on
the season and to 1-0 in District 3-2A play with
Thursday night's 5-4 victory over the visiting Liberty
County Bulldogs.
The Sharks jumped out to a 5-0 lead withone run
in the bottom of the second inning, and four in the
third. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the top of the
fifth.
Adam Nixon (2-0) picked up his second win of the
season, striking out four batters in his seven innings.
Nixon allowed two earned runs on six hits and two
walks.
Nixon went two for three at the plate with a home
run and three RBI; while Randall Johnson was two for
three with two singles. Chase Millender added a sin-
gle. .
"We hung on to win a close district game," said
head coach Chuck Gannon. 'We left too many men on
base. Travis Burge made two defensive plays in the
outfield to save the game."
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PORT ST. JOE '15, QUIgcy SHANKS 6'
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
The Sharks put together two big Innings at the


plate, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the second'
and 'seven in the sixth to defeat Quincy Shanks i -6.
in Friday's match-up.
Chase Millender (2-0) gave up three earned runs
on six hits and two walks, while striking out four bat-
ters in his four and two-thirds innings to pick up the,
win on the mound. Brian Thomas struck out one bat2
ter and gave up two hits in his two and a third innings.
of relief.
Bobby Phillips led the Sharks (4-1) at the plate..'
going three for three with a triple and two RBI. Adamr
Nixon was two for four with four RBI; Stephen Besore.
went two for four with an RBI; Randall Johnson was
two for five with a double and three RBI; while Zach
Williams went two for five with an RBI. -
"We hit the ball well through-out the game, Brian Thomas did a good job in relief," said Coach'
Gannon.
The Sharks were scheduled to play Verhon in a
make-up game on Tuesday, but that game was also
rained out.
The' Sharks will travel to Blountstown 'on,
Thursday for a District 3-2A game at 7:00 ET; hostI
Arnold on Friday at 7:00; then travel to R. F. Munroe8
on Monday at 7:00.
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Sharks Win Weightlifting Meet


The Port" St. Joe Sharks weightlifting team defeat-
ed Altha, Florida High and Wewahitchka in a
weightlifting meet this past week. The Sharks finished
with 54, points, followed by Altha (47), Florida High
(34) and Wewahitchka (16).
119 Weight Class- (F) Ryan Reeves 150-160-310; (P),
Mark Higgins 150-150-300; (A) Joey Stuart 130-130-
260; (P) Mitchell Bowers 95-95-190; (A) Dennis
Goodman 90-85-175.
129 Weight Class- (A) Chris Balle 165-170-335; (P)
Josh Watkins 160-135-295; (W), Demetrius Riley 140-
110-250; (W) Mitchell Udell 115-95-210; (A) Corey
Macalpin 80-85-165.
139 Weight Class- (P) Andrew Perrin 200-200-400; (A)
Nick Tucker 195-200-395; (F) Justin Yount 185-175-
360; (F) Eric Allbrittan 175-145-320; (P) Keith Manley
135-125-260.
154 Weight Class- (F) Matt Altomara 200-190-390; (A)
Greg Blackburn 170-170-240; (W) Michael Holley 160-
170-330; (F) Victor Cardieri 150-120-270. ,
169 Weight Class- (F) Manuel' Bermudez 280-195-.
475; (P) Jerome Williams 240-165-405; (A) Hank
Marshall 155-180-335; (A) Zach Porter 165-155-320;


(F) Joe Adams 145-125-270.
183 Weight Class- (W) Anthony Robinson 295-235-
530; (A) Brian Beauchamp 250-250-500; (P) Gavin
Vicker 200-200-400; (W) Aidrew Lassiter 220-180-
400; (A) Jeff Barfield 200-185-385.
199 Weight Class- (P) Jake Owens 275-235-510; (P)
A. J. Spires 275-225-500; (A) Joseph Hall 250-195-
445; (A) Charlie Atkins.220-190-410; (F) John Torres
205-160-365.
219 Weight Class- (A) Kevin Barton 305-225-530; (F)
Cody Granger 310-215-525;. (P) Brian Bizek 265-225-
490; (P) Nick Reynolds 195-250-445; (A) Lloyd
Williams 195-185-380.
238 Weight Class- (P) Rob Dykes 275-235-510; (P)
Zack Norris 250-200-450; (A) Nick Handsford 220-
190-410; (F) Alex Cardera 225-170-395; (A) J6sh
Shermon 195-190-385.
HVY Weight Class- (P) Bennie Tiller 240-230-470; !(F)
Steven Melvin 285-165-450; (A) Gary Hamlin 205-
*210-415.
*** ******* ***
Key: Bench Press-Clean and Jerk-Total. (P) Port St.
Joe, (W) Wewa, (A) Altha and (F) Florida High.


Scholarship Saturday Rescheduled Due to Rain;


The second annual
"Scholarship Saturday" scheduled
for last Saturday was canceled due
to rain. The event has been
rescheduled for this Saturday,
March 8. The event starts off with a
1 p.m. shotgun start for an after-
noon of golf at St. Joseph IBay
Country Club.
Four-player teams are still
needed. The combined handicap of
each team must be at, least 60, and
no more than one player per team
can carry a handicap of eight or
less.
Prizes will be awarded for first,
second and third, based on low
score. There will also be closest-to-
the-pin, longest drive, straightest
drive and putting competitions.
From the links, the action
moves to the clubhouse for a come-
as-you-are dance from 7:30-11:30
p.m.
Hoofers are still needed for the
danrce floor, which will be energized
by the grooves of D.J. Crow.
Entry\fee; for the golf tourna-
ment is $50 per player or $200 per
team. The dance is $20 per couple.


Proceeds from the day benefit
the Gulf County Scholarship
Foundation, first established
through a grant from the Jessie'
Ball duPont Foundation.
In each" of the past several
years the foundation has awarded
some $30,000 in scholarships.
Last year, "Scholarship
Saturday" raised roughly $3,000.


Anyone interested in partici-
pating in the tournament, or spon-
soring a hole is encouraged to con-
tact Melissa Ramsey or Duane
McFarland at Port St. Joe High
School, 227-8251. '
In case 6f another washout,
the 'event will be rescheduled for
Saturday, March 15.


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In the midst of the problems in
our world today,. there are bright
spots to behold. The St. Joseph Bayv
Chapter NSDAR was privileged to
hear essays from students who
( took a studied look back into our
nauon's history. There they met
men and wonmen of character who
rose to the call of duty for their
families, their country, and
Almighty God.
The assignment for students in
grades five through eight was: A
Letter from Valley Forge: Winter
.1777-1778. Grades nine through
Twelve were asked to write an essay
on this topic: How did the voyages
of Christopher Columbus express
the general political, social, and
scientific outlook of the fifteenth
century?
The winners were: grade five.
DiUin McGhee: grade si\. Karla
Wiley; grade seven. Zachary Taylor:
grade eight. Ryan Taylor: and grade
ten, Kimberly Burkert.
The local DAR chapter com-
mends these fine students for their
outstanding work. The DAR hopes
these young people have gained
wisdom. strength of purpose. and
vision from those whom they
encountered in their research.
Guests of the winners were
Richard and Carla McGhee, James
land Luana .Wiley. Myrna


Fernandez. Bill and Beth Taylor.
Sherry Davidson, teacher. and
Kenneth and Pat Burkert.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious
luncheon at the Sunset Coastal
Grill.
A Letter From Valley Forge
1777-1778: Winter
by: Dillin Richard McGhee
January 10, 1778
Dear Mom and Dad.
As I wnte this letter. I shiver
from the fngid conditions here at
Valley Forge. We narrowly escaped
death at the battle of Brandywine.
The Red Coats seemed to be
advancing with only small units.
General Washington thought this
was suspicious since we had such
a large army. A deafening roar was
heard as both sides exchanged
cannon fire. Through noon the
awful battle raged on. The clear
water of the Brandywine turned
red with blood. Suddenly, musket
fire was heard behind the American
lines. Somehow the main body of
Red Coats had curved upstream.
crossed the river and trapped our
army between them and the river I
thought this was the end. but
General Washington led us to
escape.
It took our army a full week to
retreat only thirteen miles. This


retreat took us to Valley Forge.
Every inch of the way was stained
by blood from our ice cold. rag
wrapped feet. General Washington
said that the Brtish could track us
down by the blood our feet left in
the snow.
There has been no fighting in
this valley. but we are lacing the
hardest challenge of all, staying
alive. Already 2.500 men have died
from these harsh conditions. I am
living in a hut built with hardly any
tools. It is the dead of winter, and
the icy air blows through the
cracks in my hut. There is barely
enough clothing to cover my body.
There is a lot of sickness but no
medicine.
We had gone days without
meat. until one foggy morning the
waters of the Schuylkill River
looked like they were boiling. Then
we saw hundreds of salmon swim-
ming upstream. It was a miracle!
We jumped into the river with
pitchforks and shovels and threw
the salmon on the bank. Now there
is plenty' of food for the whole army.
General Washington seems
unshakable. He lives like us and
does not complain. He has earned
respect and trust from every man
in this camp.
Even through this dark time I
believe that I am doing the right


thing Our country must be free
from the unfair laws and taxes' of
the Bntish. We must be free to have
our own government and live by
our own laws. This is worth dying
for so that those who follow behind
me may have peace and freedom.
Please pray for our army and
our brave General Washington.
Pray that this war will soon end. I
hope to see you soon. May God
bless you and our new nation.
Your loving son,
John
A Letter From Valley Forge:
Winter 1777-1778
by: Karla Grace Wiley
Dearest Family.
I miss you all so very much. I'm
sitting here staring into the flames
of a small campfire. but the only
warmth I find are in all the fond
memories I have of you. They are
the only thing I have that has sur-
vived all the cold and battle. I
would like to tell you that all is well
here and I would not have you
worry' for me. but you will hear
soon enough, even if I don't tell
you. of our defeat at Germantown
and Brandyvwine.
The battle began September
1 1th and ended September 26th.
1777. On October 4 we were forced
(See Essays on Page 9B)


CORRIDOR WORKSHOP
GULF COAST PARKWAY FEASIBILITY STUDY
Bay, Calhoun, and Gulf Counties

Notice is hereby given that OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA will hold a series of Public Meetings in March to pres-
ent alternatives being considered for a new corridor connecting US 98 in western Gulf County to US 231 in
Bav County. The information presented at each meeting will be the same.


The meetings are being held to afford persons the oppor-
tunity to express their views concerning the location;
design: and social, economic, and environmental effects
of the alternatives being considered by the study team.
Proposed improvements being considered include a new
roadway that would serve as an alternate route north of
existing US 98 in Gulf & Bay County in the area of Mexico
Beach connecting to US 231. The potential of the alter-
native alignments for the new roadway to impact wet-
lands. flood plains, endangered species, archaeological
sites, and other environmental and socioeconomic condi-
tions has been evaluated. We invite and encourage all
interested persons to attend these Public Meetings to
review and discuss the proposed alternatives.

Agenda


Informal Open House
Presentation
Public Comments


@ppo coo, Caor, Project Study Area


6:30-7:30 p.m.
7:30-7:45 p.m.
7:45-8:30 p.m.


As indicated above, the first hour of the meeting is devot-
ed to the rewie\ of maps and other material by the pub-
lic. Representatives of the study team will be available to
answer questions at that time. This period will be fol-
lowed by a presentation on alternative roadway corridors
at 7:30 p.m. The public will be allowed to comment on
the project after the presentation.


DATE:
TIME:
LOCATION:


March 17, 2003
6:30 PM (CST)
Merritt Brown School
5601 Merritt Brown Rd.
near Star Ave./US 231
Panama City. Florida


March 18. 2003
6:30 PM (EST)
Centennial Building
2201 Centennial Drive
Port St. Joe, Florida


March 20, 2003
6:30 PM (CST)
Neal Civic Center
17773 NE Pear Street
Blountstown. Florida


Persons desiring to submit written statements and other exhibits in place of. or in addition to. oral statements
may do so at the meeting. Written statements or exhibits may also be submitted as part of the meeting record
if received within ten (10) calendar days after the date of the meeting. For more information, contact: Chris
Merritt, Public Involvement Coordinator, PBS&J, 1901 Commonwealth Lane, Tallahassee, Florida 32303,
850/575-1800.

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact the Public Involvement
Cdordinator in writing, or on the phone, at least seven (7) calendar days before the meeting date at the address
above. March 6 & 13, 2003


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Pictured above are the DAR essay winners and their families. They are from left to right Zach Taylor, Beth Taylor, Kimberly Burkert and her parents
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i lympic Medalist Josh Davis Shares "Gold


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opportunity to hold an
Olympic gold medal? Young
athletes participating in this
year's Upward Basketball
program not only got to hold
Olympian Josh Davis'
medals during their annual
awards night Friday evening,
but they got to hear him
explain some of the key
ingredients needed to suc-
ceed in life.
When Upward
Basketball coordinator
Kathe Jones introduced
Josh she outlined' his list of
accolades, including five
'time "-lympic medalist and
ten time National Champion
with three American records
and Captain of the 2000
American Swim Team, etc.
"The main reason I'm
excited," Kathe said as she
introduced Josh,' "is that he
is a Christian athlete."
Josh stressed the impor-
tance of a. good coach-
"Someone who believes in
you, encourages( you and
teaches you truth"-a posi-
tive attitude and: setting
goals.
He talked about love and
the emotions he felt after
winning that first gold medal
in Atlanta in 1996, then
Josh switched to an even


more important moment in
his'life.
"Eleven years ago, Jesus
Christ became my head
coach. God changed my life
and my heart," Josh said.
He pointed out that one
of the purposes of Upward
Basketball is to "Let you
know you are uncondition-
ally loved."
"I love you, your parents
love you' and God loves you,"
he added.
Josh enlisted the help of/
those present to help him
count off the seconds ,as he
set a new personal best
handstand record at 29 sec-
onds, two seconds better
,than his old record of 27
seconds.
Another highlight of the
evening was the presenta-
tion of the White Star tro-
phies. This award went to
the boy and girl who dis-
played the most Christ-like
attributes during the. bas-
ketball season. Jesse
Raffield and Marissa
Weatherly received the
White Star trophies.
-All sixth grade partici-
pants in the Upward pro-
gram also received special
recognition as they complet-
ed their last year of Upward
Basketball eligibility..


Josh Davis gets the crowd into' the action by
counting as he stands on his hands.


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Air Show at Wewa High School


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This will be the last year of Upward Basketball for the sixth graders shown above. The program is geared for
first through sixth graders. Many of these youngsters have been involved in the program for six years.


Principal Terry Linton and
Curriculum Fair Coordinator
Debbie Cole announce the theme
for this year's curriculum fair-The
Centennial of Flight.
The 200! .2003 Centennial of
Flight Curriculum Fair is sched-
uled for Friday, March 14 from
1.1:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. at
Wewahitchka High School.
The public is invited to come
out and enjoy the model rockets,
inodel airplanes, helicopters, hot
air, balloon, skydivers and ultra-
light airplanes. Also featured will
be a flight simulator, a theatre of
flight,; a Wright brothers display, a
frisbee contest, a paper plane con-
test, kites, birds of prey, and a
USAF mini jet. There will be food
(barbeque, hot wings and more)
and interesting displays' and
demonstrations to entertain the
whole family. The event is FREE--
don't miss it., (In case of rain, the
fair will be held on March 20.)
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This is Spirit Week at Faith
Christian School. and something
special is planned for each da\.
M:Tonday was Patnouc Day and stu-
dents dressed in red. white and
blue. It was also the day for the
class doors to be decorated and
judged on the basis of creativity
and school spirit.
Tuesday was Teacher's Day.
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that each class entered a cheer for
judging. The cheers needed to be
written and performed by students
in upper grades. and just per-
formed by students in pre-kiader-
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Wednesday was Autograph.
IShirt Day\. Students wore plain T-
shirts that were-signed by their
classmates. At 10:00 a.m.. stu-
dents enjoyed a wacky game of vol-
leyball played by competing staff
members. A concession stand was
Sqpn for the fans (students).
T iThursday was Mascot Day.
Students wore lion gear and were
i6couraged to enter a school spirit
poster contest.
SSpirit Week ends Friday with a
Field Day. Students in grades K-5
and up will be participating in
relays, soccer, group contests, and
a host of other activities. Come to
school dressed for sports and fun!
PArents are invited to come to Field
ay to cheer for ,their favorite
teams or, to be a volunteer. A con-
cession stand will be available and
at 11:30 a.m. we will be selling'
Sliinch for all the hungry lions (ath-
letes and spectators). School will be
dismissed at noon.
March 12 will be the end of.the
third nine-week period and will
also be the day of spring pictures.
Mark your calendar for the spring
auction and dinner to be held
Saturday, March 15 beginning at
7:00 p.m.
Missionaries Visit
i Missionaries Jeff and Kristina
Brgome and their children,
Brianna, Jarin and Caleb, led the
cha4el program at Faith Christian
School on Monday, February 24.
- They shared with the students
their plans to reach the people of
Romania with the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. The Broomes are with the
Association of.Baptists for World
Evangelism.
Donations Needed

for Annual Fire Sale
The Mexico. Beach Volunteer
Fire Department will host its annu-
al fire sale on Saturday, March 15.
The department is in need of some
new ladders, and the community
can help by donating items for the
annual sale.
Check closets, garages and
shds' for items which are no longer
wanted. needed or used, and drop
:herh by the Fire Department locat-
ed 'at 118 N. l 1th Street in Mexico
Beach. (Items must be in working
condition.) The Fire Department
will be happy to pick up items as
well. Call Laura Metcalf at 648-
4790 to arrange a pickup.
Chief Hall and the department
would like to thank the community
in advance-the generosity will be
0 greatly appreciated. Don't forget to
shop for bargains at the Annual
Fire Sale on Saturday, March 15.


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Catch A Glimpse of the


Past at Spring Farm Day


Landmark Park in Dothan,
Alabama, will oiler visitors a
glimpse of the past to see what
rural life was like a century ago
during the 19th Annual Spring
Farm Day, on Saturday, March 15.
Activities will include demon-
strations of old-fashioned skills
and crafts like plowing with mules,
shearing sheep, blacksmithing,
spinning, weaving, chair caning,
white-oak basketry, pottery mak-
ing, woodworking and more.
Volunteers dressed in 1890s
attire will invite visitors to the his-
toric dwellings to observe the
household pursuits of times past.
They will quilt, sew by hand and
with a treadle-powered sewing
machine, cook on a wood stove and
on the open hearth, wash clothes
and make soap, demonstrate home
crafts and games, and relate their
own memories of farm life.


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Other activities include two
stages of music and dancing,
wagon rides, pony rides, a quilt
display by the Wiregrass Quilters
Guild, a plowing contest, children's
activities and a "walk through his-
tory" featuring living-history re-
enactors portraying different peri-
ods of Alabama history along a por-
tion of the park's nature tail.
The 17th annual Old-Time
Fiddlers' Convention begins at 1:00
p.m. at the gazebo. Contestants
will compete in four age categories
and an open division for cash
prizes and ribbons. The "Fiddlers'
Corner" will entice any interested
acoustical musicians to gather in
the park's one-room school for jam
sessions during the day.
Activities get underway at
10:00 a.m. Admission is $6 for
adults, $4 for children ages 4-15,
$5 for senior citizens and free for


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Genealogical

Society News
The first Wewahitchka meeting
of the Gulf County Genealogical
Society was held on February 15,
in the new Charles Whitehead
Wewahitchka Public Library. The
plan of the Genealogical Societris
to alternate the monthly meetings
between Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe.
The next Wewahitchka meeting
will be on April 12 from 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. CST in the meeting
room of the Wewahitchka library. A
beginners workshop on "how to-
begin researching your family
roots" will be the topic of this meet-
ing. Anyone interested is encour-
aged to come and learn how to
start a genealogy search at this
meeting.
The next Port St. Joe meeting,
will be Saturday, March 8 from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST in
the meeting room of the 'Port St.
Joe Library. For more information
contact Beverly Douds at 850-229-
1094 or Henrietta Branch at 850-
827-8863.


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Also, Computer Components i.e. Monitors & Internal Boards


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Gulf County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
March 22 Gulf County Courthouse
9 AM 3 PM Eastern Time
Due to Hazardous Nature of Certain Components in Home Computers, We Will be Accepting Old
Computer Hardware including Processors, Monitors, Keyboards, Printers, Scanners, etc.
CESQG waste accepted at a reduced rate.
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Peacebuilders of the week for PSJE 2/24-28: front row (I to r): (kindergarten) Lindsay Furr, (Pre-K) Monica
Collinsworth. Back row (I to r): (5th grade) Jacie Ball, (4th grade) Levi Strickland, (3rd grade) Ashton Davis, (Ind
grade) Laura Schekenbach. Not pictured is first grader Anastasya Paul.


aLP.HINEWS
FROM
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c.-MENTARY SCHOOL


Read Across America
Our school will celebrate "Read,
Across America" .the week of March
17-21. Please join in the following
activities each day.
Monday, March 17-"Sock it to
me with a good book" -wear crazy
looking socks.
Tuesday, March 18-"Brighten
the day with a good book"-wear,
your sunglasses.
Wednesday, March 19-"Cat in
the Hat"-wear a hat.

Wewa Women's Club
Wins Awards at PC
Arts, Crafts Festival
The FFWC District 2 Arts and
Crafts Festival was hosted by
Panama City Women's Club on
Saturday, February 22 in Panama
.City.., .
Maureen Mitchell, Feraldene
Grier, Ruth Hall and Tweeta
Gaskin attended the meeting.
Director Diane Hare conduct-
ing the business meeting. A report
was given on the state of District 2,
membership matters, libraries and
legislation.
The clubhouse and tables were
decorated to carry out a Mardi
Gras theme. A delicious luncheon
was served consisting of chicken
salad, cranberry gelatin and
coconut cream pie.
Lee Junker, Arts and Crafts
District Chairman, announced the
First Place Blue Ribbon winners
and the "Best of the Show"- Peck
Eldridge's Stained Glass.
Wewahitchka Women's Club
received the following awards: Blue
Ribbon First Place, Carol Vlahos,
"Hummingbird" counted cross
stitch; Sue De Abrue, "Corn Pot"
ceramic; 'Tweeta Gaskin,
"Magnolia" ,oil painting; Second
Place, Maureen Mitchell,
"Backwoods Beauty" nature photo;
Sue De, Abrue, "Blue Pickerel"
acrylic painting; Third Place, Sue
De Abrue, "Conversion Able" wall
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Thursday, March 20--"Bo6k
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character from a book.
Friday, March 21-"Movie
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School will be dismissed al
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Spring Break.
Our Odyssey of the Mind Team
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NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP
AMENDMENT LAND USE CHANGE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes to
adopt by ordinance the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS
PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SEC-
TION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING .74 ACRES OF A
TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF
SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDEN-
TIAL LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Boai-d o County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday,
March 1, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf County
Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court House,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the
ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf County Court
House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meeting
to be heard regarding the consideration of the comprehensive
plan amendment ordinance.



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birthday at home, Micah's Nanna
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uncle who welcomed their son
Damien Robert Allard, who made
his appearance six weeks early, at
Sacred Heart Hospital. Damien
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ounces and was 18 inches long.
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Sunday, February 9. Micah's par-
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of-Port St. Joe'. In attendance at the
party were Micah's sister Ashley
Babcock, cousin Thshawn
Johnson, great-grandmother Lily
Chism and Papa Larry Chism, and
several friends.

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Birthdays
Quavis Nykel Thomas celebrat-
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William Wayne Thomas III celebrat-
ed his 4th birthday on February 9.
They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs.
William Wayne Thomas Jr. They are
the .grandsons of Mr. and Mrs.
Bank of Apalachicola, Mrs. Voncile
Nickson and Mrs. Ola Lee Peterson,
of Port St. Joe, and Mr. William
Wayne Thomas, Sr. of Tallahassee.
They are the great-grandsons of Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Thomas,. Jr. They
are the godsons of Sherri Hamilton.
The parties took place at their
uncle and aunt's home, Mr. and
Mrs. James Hamilton, on
Saturday, February 15.

Grateful Hearts
With grateful hearts we thank
each person who prayed a prayer,
for fasting and believing, who gave.
us a word of encouragement, visit-
ed us, called us, sent flowers, gave
gifts, sent a card, and for the food,
for the concern we see and feel, we)
deeply appreciate it. God has
showed us His love through you,
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Is your credit record solid enough i..' qualify, r 1ihe probable higher rmonlthl mortgage pay-
ments?
SDo ,-:., plan I.:1 -la, ;n ,our ne.. h.:..ne .'lon en:.I.,gh I.:, recoup .our in/estmet?
Cb .-.' 1,, *.:.,.,'I ,-ed Ic. :ell ,our current ho.re elor.r getting serc..'.: about trading up to a
new one: A eleoh, real estate rmalei ,rd.:aie. Iha y.:.u'll ha.. Inle trouble selling your existing
home. The national Association of Realtors reported in August that sales of existing single-family
homes are rising steadily, especially among first-time buyers. Affordable home prices and low inter-
est rates could make the starter home you.purchase several years ago particularly attractive.
You'll still need a significant down payment on,da newhouse. If-.ou can afford the up-front.cost,
you may want to consider.switching the fixed-rate mortgage bn your old.house for an adjustable
rate on a new one. This could allow you to trade up without increasing your monthly payments.
The type of mortgage you choose also depends or ho 1- long ,ouplan to stay in your new
home. A good mortgage lender can advise ',u on ,Ahelher a fixedrole is an advantage is you're
planning on staying for more than 10 year, lxed rale may -be iener for long term owners who
don't want to worry about rising mortgage payments.
Trading up may not be worth the move if you'ree par-.-r.ing or, living in the new home for only
a couple of years. You might have to stay three 1. ,.e ;e.er for .r/our house to appreciate enough to
recoup the closing costs.'
Conditions for a move-up haven't been this good in many years, and you may not want to wait
much longer to consider it. An experienced real estate broker can help you decide if buying a new
house now is a good investment for you.
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Ashleigh, Blaine and Cory
Coffey would like to announce the
arrival of their -new baby brother,
Derek Blaine. Derek -arrived
Monday, February 10 at William
Beaumont Hospital in Troy,
Michigan. He weighed 6 pounds
and 2 ounces and was 20 inches
long.
Proud parents are Stephen and
Marion Coffey of Troy.
Grandparents are Sylvia and the
late Ashley M. Costin; Tommy and
Shelly Oliver, of Port St. Joe; and
Russ and Joy Coffey of Tampa.
Great grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Parrish, Sr., Winter
Garden; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley R..
Ramsey, of Port St. Joe, the late
Lola and Cecil Costin, Sr., of Port
St. Joe, and Catherine and the late
0. 0. Oliver, of Wewahitchka.
He was welcomed by a visit
from his "Nani" who flew from
Florida to meet him.


Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr.

Bobby's 1st Birthday
Bobby Lewis Gay, Jr. celebrat-
ed his first birthday at his Paw Paw
and Granny Kennington's on
Friday, January 17 with a sports
theme party.
B.J.'s mom, big sister Alison,
Paw Paw and Granny Kennington,
Nana Gay and lots of uncles, aunts,
cousins 'and lots of friends helped
him celebrate his big day.
B.J. is the son .of Kellie

and Louis Clary of Wewahitchka,
Helen Grase of Dothan, Steve Rudd
of Greensboro, and Phyllis Davis of
Wewahitchka. Great grandparents
include ',the late Emmitte and
Adalou Clary of Samson, the late
August and Blanche Bonneau of
France, Rupert and Sue Rudd of
Greensboro and the late Otha and
Orean Dalton of Bristol. Seth got a
special welcome home from his
cousin Kaylee Rudd.


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playground, tennis courts, underground
i' utilities, paved streets, decorative light-
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"SUNRISE/SUNSET SAYS IT ALL Great
views of the Gulf Of Mexico and the St.
it** Joe Bay from this 3 BR/ 2.5 BA Gulf
"' Front Unit on Cape San Bias. Offered
' J .fully furnished this 'spacious end unit
V features both open and screened decks,
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and much more! A BARGAIN @
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GREAT HOME OR BUSINESS OPPORTU-
NITY! Owner'will consider financing or
joint venture on this Grand 5 BR/4 BA
Gulf View Beauty. Recently upgraded
inside and out, -owner will include
adjoining lot as well. A Great Buy @
$550,000.


Treasure Shores Gulfview Lot @
$87,500
Scenic HWY C30 A, GreenHills,
Gulfview @ $75,000 and $105,900
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre +-,
$295,000


*08 104' x 208' bordering State Park @
$85,000
Bayview on HWY C-30A, 200'x 217'
S@ $110,000
* Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x
106', $124,900
Interior on Cape San Bias,
SCommercial, $104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $144,900.
STreasure Bay on C-30, 103'x217' @
$72,500.
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
S51'x312', $399,000.


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"ADORABLE GULF VIEW COTTAGES ON
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and numerous upgrades including metal
roofs, vinyl windows, new flooring, appli-
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All you will need is your beach chair and
blanket (well, maybe just a few little odds
and ends)! 4 TO CHOOSE FROM @
S145,000


GULF FRONT IN BARRIER DUNES Farilainc
Views from this 3 BR/3.5 BA 1800+ sq. ft.
unit in Barrier Dunes. Great rental com-
dletelv furnished! $449,900.


ON INDIAN PASS BEACH:WITH SWEEP-
ING VIEWS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.
Quality construction, 3 BR/2,5 BA with
office, gas fireplace, wetbar, and pro-
fessionally decorated. OFFERED @
$925,000.


"GULF FRONT IN PUOMANU fAKF. -
This 2 BR/ 2 BA gulf front unit boasts
superb views, vaulted ceilings, fire-
place, spacious decks, snappy decor
and much more! OFFERED FULLY FUR-
NISHED @ $295,500.
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WATERR' EDGE HOMESITE -erfect tor
investment or building, this lot features
numerous amenities, deeded beach
access, along with swaying pines and
majestic oaks. Borders conservation
area and only $89,900.


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5K Fun Run/Walk
A 5K fun run and walk to kick
off the official opening of the base
open house and air show will take
place at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, March
22 at the Tyndall Fitness Center.
Cost of registration is $10 before
March 7 and $12 after March 7.
Pre-registration is highly encour-
aged.
Anyone without a Department
of Defense identification card will
be required to sign .in at the visi-
tors' center located at the Sabre
Gate. There will be a prize drawing
for participants to conclude the,
event. For more information or to
register, call 283-2631.

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P-6e 6B The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Mar. 6, 2003


DECEMBER 17. 2002
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met this date In regular session with the following
members present: Chairman Jerry W. Barnes. Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox. and Commissioners Carmen
L. McLemore, Billy E. Traylor. and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky. Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler. Administrator Debbe
WIbberg. Building Inspector Brad Bailey. Code
Enforcement Officer Tony Varona, Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Extension Agent Roy Lee Carter. Planner David
SRichardson, Public Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department Superintendent Bol Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, Veterans' rvice Officer
Bo Williams, Work Crew Superintendent Luthus
Hand, and Sheriffs Office Captain Joe Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to order at 6:00
p.m., E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director Wells opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Barnes led the
Pledge of Alleglance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Fox, and unanimous vote. the Board
approved the Consent Agenda, after removal of Pages
38, 39-40 & 52-54, as follows:
1. Minutes-November 22, 2002-Special Meeting-
November 26, 2002-Regular Meeting-December 10.
2002-Special Meetings
2. Beach Access Property Acceptance (from Parker,
Costin, Shoaf* Section 31, Township 6 South, Range
11 West)
3. Consent Order-$400.00 Civil Penalty Payment
(Water System)
4. Court Order-Payment to Attorney Joel Margules
(#01-020-CJ $2.156.31/ #01-105-CJ $1 209.38 /
#02-006-CJ $1,861'.56/#02-063-CJ $1,216.79
/#02-078-CJ $1.311.33 to be paid from Account
#67070-31000)
5. Engineering Proposal-Study of Base Flood Zones
In White City ($20.000.00) and Whispering Pines
Subdivision ($3.000.00)
6. Grant Amendment-High School Drug Awareness &
Reduction Education I (Adjustment #2-$215.77
Reduction)
"*DELETE** 7. Insurance Coverage-Bo Williams
(County to pay $460.00 annual health premium for
employee & spouse to military Insurance. agency-
County will save $7,981.76 on BCBS coverage cur-
rently paid for employee)
**DELETE** 8. Interlocal Agreement Coordinator-
Planning/BuIlding Department (Public School
Facility Planning) ",
9. Inventory-Old Telephone System (Declare as sur-
plus, and sell to other agencies or trade for new
equipment)
10. Invoice-Bay Design Associates-New E.O.C. (Bid
#0001-35*#1746-4 $1,875.00 to be paid from
Account #21725-31000)-Bay Medical Center-
I.C.R.A. (#02067-00562 $229.11 /#02080-00630
$76.37/#02212-00638 $76.37/#02271-00105 *
$4,740.72/#02273-00482 $152.74/#02274-00747
$307.48/#02274-00872 $271.61 to be paid
from Account #51462-31500)-County Attorney
Timothy McFarland (November. 2002 $3,585.00 *
to be paid from Account #21314-31100) DELETE
-C.W. Roberts Contracting-C. R. 386/Overstreet
(Bid #0102-25 #2 $500,410.39 to be paid from
Account #40741-63000)-C. W. Roberts Contracting-
Gulf County Shipbuilding Road (Bid #0001-33 #5 *
$23,349.85 & #7 $102,651.30 to be paid from.
Account #27555-63000)-Griffith & Griffith-At-Large
(County-wide) Voting Issue ($939.47 to be paid
from Account #21111-31200)-Panama Court
Reporting (#603 11-08-02 $122.40/#625 11-19-
02 $183.28/#626 11-25-02 $123.28/#627 11-
26-02 $173.28/#628 12-05-02 $168.00/#629 *
12-03-02 $183.28/#630 12-03-02 *
$155.72/#631 12-04-02 $198.04/#642 11-20-
02 $427.30/#643 11-19-02 $228,80/#649 12-
12-02 $385.00 to.be paid from various Court
Reporter line Items)-Precision Communications-
Radio Tower Repeater Repair (#28294 $634.07 to
be paid from Account #24629-46200)
11. Landfill Tipping Fees-Waive fees for demolished
house from 703 1st Street (as requested by Miller
.Agency, Inc.)
12. Memorandum of Understanding-Gulf Coast
Workforce Board/Bay County Council on Aging/Gulf
.Coast .Community College/Bay. Franklin & Gulf
Counties
13. Payment Request-Claim for 1/2 of the excess
Junds received from Tax Deed Sale on Browder
2.312:19 to Jerome B. 'Browder)-Payinent Mailing
.::d .Tri T .: P ::- way Specialties / Lake
:.. ,i P .- E.ri ._ Fr,: :r -
14. Payroll Change-Mosquito Control Spray-Truck
Driver Byron Lester (start date retroactive to
4/10/01. pay Increase to Step B-$9.64)-Road
Department Mechanic II Wayne Strange (start date
retroactive to 4/30/02) .
15. S.H.I.P.-Purchase. Assistance (Bland *
$1 1.615.00)-Purchase Assistance (Griffin *
$11.615.00)-PurchasT Assistance (Raffield *
$11,615.00)
16 Special Projects Payments, as follows:
Dist. 1 Cemex-Drlveway Relocation I-"H,
71/Church) $490.16; Fisher's Building Supply-
Driveway Relocation ,(Hwy. 71/Church) $14.78;
Fisher's Building Supply-Drivewa. F,-.,: e ..: H-rr',
71/Church) $7.39; .Fisher's ruidir-.E oulpi.l -
Driveway Relocation (Hwy. 71/Church). $54.00;
Piggly Wiggly-Turkeys (Admin. Bldg. Employees)
$237.08; Rich's IGA-Road Department Dinner
$250.98:;
Dist. 2 B & B .Feed-N-Seed-Dead Lakes Park Shop
Annex $358.00: Rich's IGA-Road Department Dinner
$250.98: ",
Dist. 3 Cemex-WhIte City Park Playground $360.00;
Florida Division of Forestry Nurseries-Grass / B.H.
Park $365.00; Piggly Wiggly-Maintenance -
Department Dinner $59.97; Piggly Wiggly-Public
Works Department Dinner $146.15:
Dist. 5 Piggly Wiggly-Maintenance Department
.Dinner $59.97: Piggly Wiggly-PublIc Works
Department Dinner $146.14: P.S.J:H.S. Varsity Boys
Basketball Team $300.00; P.S.J.H.S. Varsity Girls
Basketball Team $300.00
(End)
17. Survey & Legal Description-Cape San Bias. Site
D-3 (Air Force)
18. Travel-2003 NACo Legislative Conf. (Washington,
DC 2/28-3/4, 2003)
19. Variance Request-Density Requirements (Downs.
#04095-OOOR)
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE CHANGE ORDI-
NANCE / WILSON
pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider adoption of a proposed land use change
ordinance for Parcel ID #01100-OOOR. County
Attorney McFarland read the proposed ordinance by
title and called for public comment. There being no
public comment. Commissioner Traylor motioned to
adopt an ordinance with the following title for
Charles and Karmin Wilson. Commissioner
MeLemore seconded the motion, and It passed unan-
imously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2002-08
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA 'BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED.FOR SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187. SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PARCEL ID
#01 100-000R. 3.18 ACRES OFA TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 30.
TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH. RANGE 9 WEST.' GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSI-
TY AND' PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file with thRe Clerk)
PUBLIC HEARING LAND USE CHANGE ORDI-'
NANCE / WADDELL
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider adoption of a proposed land use change
ordinance for Parcel. ID #04247-OOOR, County
Attorney McFarland read the proposed orditrance by
title and called for public comment. There being no
public comment. Commissioner McLemore motioned
to adopt an ordinance with the following title for Greg
Waddell. Commissioeoner Traylor seconded tie
motion, and it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2002-09
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORipA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PARCEL ID
#04247-OOOR. 1.3 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF SECTION 16.
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH. RANGE 11 WEST. GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA FROM AGRICULTURAL TO RES-
IDENTIAL LOW DENSITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Complete Ordinance on file with the Clerk)
CHANGE ORDER GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILDING
ROAD (BID #0001-33)
After discussion by Chief Administrator Butler and
members of the Board, Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a change order request (#3) to
C. W. Roberts Contracting. Inc. for a $12,000.00
Increase Ito remove and replace existing material)
and allowing a 10-day contract extension.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and It


passed unanimously.
C.I.G.P. LAKE GROVE ROAD BRIDGE PROJECT
/ BID #0102-38
Chief Administrator Butler reported on the bid award
for this project, stating that the contractor wants to
hire a sub-contractor for this project and agrees to
activate their worker's compensation Insurance at
that time. He also stated that the County needs to
have the proo f insurance first (as part of the bid
requirements), and there Is a deadline as this project
will be funded through a D.O.T. grant. After discus-
sion. Commissioner McLemore motioned to withdraw
the bid award (Bid #0102-38) from Tri-State


Roadway Specialties. Inc. and award to the next low
bidder, McCormick Contracting Company, Inc., In
the amount of $209.112.80. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and It passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor then motioned to void the
contract and reject the bid received from Tri-State
Roadway Specialties. Inc.. for failure to perform
according to the bid specifications. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion, and It passed unan-
imously.
WATER SYSTEMS AGREEMENTS / CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE
Chief Administrator Butler reported that the City of
Port St. Joe approved and executed the agreements
for the City to take over operation of the County's
three water systems (Beaches, Highland View and
White City). Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board agreed for the Chairman to execute
these agreements.
REJECT BIDS (#0203-07)/FIRE TRUCKS-HIGH-
LAND VIEW & WHITE CITY
Upon discussion by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Fox motioned to reject ,the bids
received for the Highland View and White City fire
trucks (#0203-07), and to re-advertise for these
trucks. Commissioner Peters seconded the motion,
and It passed unanimously.
TRAFFIC-HIGHLAND VIEW
Chief Administrator Butler and Commissioner Fox
discussed that they have checked the Highland View
area, and the shortest route through Highland View
Is Red Fish Street. Commissioner McLemore
motioned to allow the trucks to use Red Fish Street,,
and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion. After further discussion, Commissioners
McLemore and Traylor Included In the motion and
second that the Engineers check traffic safety Issue
regarding removal of the 4-way stops and changing
the speed limit to 15 m.p.h. on that road. The motion
then passed unanimously.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM/SUBORDINATION AGREE-
MENT
Upon recommendation by Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve
a subordination agreement for Cynthia. Moore (for-
merly Cynthia Willis) with EquiFirst. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion, and It passed unanimous-
ly.
PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING/COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN
Planner Richardson discussed the pages removed
from the Consent Agenda regarding an interlocal
agreement between the County, the School Board,
and both municipalities to develop a School Facilities
Plan. He stated that the Department of Community
Affairs has allocated $6.080.00 to Gulf County to uti-
lize In development of the plan. and he requested
that the Board allow the Planning/Building
Department to serve as the lead agency In coordinat-
ing the Interlocal agreement and to apply for the
grant funds from D.C.A. Commissioner Peters
*motioned to approve this request, and Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion for discussion. After
discussion, Commissioner McLemore withdrew his
second because the City of Port St. Joe and the
School Board did, not pay their share of the legal
expenses incurred In the Stone Container litigation.
The motion died for lack of a second.
SMALL CITIES C.D.B.G.-ECONOMIC DEVELOP-
MENT/ INTEGRAS ,
Upon request by Planner Richardson, Commissioner
McLemore motioned ,to advertise to receive sealed
bids for construction of the Integras (Beacon Hill
Wellness Center/Geri-Care Assisted Living) project
as soon as the permits are received (to be coordinat-
ed through the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council). Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously. I
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT-LABORERS
Upon recommendation by Public Works Director
Shearer, Commissioner Fox motioned to hire Eric
McNair and Randy Nunery to fill the two (2)'full-time
Public Works Department laborer positions.
Commissioner MeLemore seconded the motion, and
It passed 4-0. with Commissioner Peters abstaining
due to family involvement.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-LANDFILL SPOT-
TERS
Solid Waste Director Danford recommended' that the
Board hire Philllp Nunnery and Jonathan Collins to
fill the two (2) Solid Waste Department landfill spot-
ter positions. Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters,
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that 12-14
applications were received, and 4 were interviewed
(Phillip Nunnery, Jonathan Collins, Barry Hand &
Richard Summers). 'Commissioner Peters then
motioned to hire Ricky Summers and Barry Hand,
and Commissioner Fox seconded the motion. After
discussion that the committee's (Danford, Mork &
"'itcLt r eai r. :.:-mn flr"r lor.lI 1 lor Pnillip runn W -ri .
.i.:.riin r 'in .:.;:lllr. ths m.onllon pa d ; 1i ,s in
Commissioners McLemore and Traylor voting no.
AMNESTY DAY .
Solid Waste Director Danford reported that Amnesty
Day will be held on March 22, 2003 at the
Courthouse between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00'
p.m.. E.T.
ENGINEERING PROPOSAL FIVE POINTS LAND-
FILL EXPANSION
Upon recommendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford. Commissioner McLemore motioned to
accept a proposal from Preble-Rish. Inc. for the engi-
neering work on the Five Points Landfill expansion
project (In the amount of$45,000.00). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT-LANDFILL SPOT-
TER
Upon discussion and request by Solid Waste Director
Danford, Commissioner Peters motioned to
post/advertise another spotter position for Five
Points Landfill. Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion., and it passed unanimously. '
ROAD DEPARTMENT LABORER P '.
Upon recommendation by Road Department
Superintendent -Knee; Commissioner, McLemore
motioned to hire Jeffery Hunter to fill the Road
Department laborer position. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion. and It passed unanimously:
-LABORER/LANDFILL SPOTTER POSITIONS-
Upon Inquiry by by Budget & Finance Director Norris,
the Board agreed for the effective dates for the new
employees hired tonight to be as soon, as all testing
Is complete and the paperwork Is In order.
PUBLICOSCHOOL FACILITY PLANNING/COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN
Attorney McFarland discussed the Public School
Facility Plan which must be adopted by the County.
stating that the Plan must be prepared and adopted,
even If the County does not apply for the grant funds
from D.C.A. After further discussion, Commissioner
Peters motioned to apply for this grant and allow the
Planning/Building/Buldng Department to coordinate this
process. Commissioner Fox.seconded the motion,
and It passed 4 to 1. with Commissioner MeLemore
voting no.
LITIGATION EXPENSES-STONE CONTAINER
After discussion. Commissioner Traylor motioned
that tie Board allow him and Attorney McFarland to
goo o the School Board and the City of Port St. Joe to
request thafthey pay their pro-rata share'ofthe legal
expenses for the Stone Container property tax litiga-
tion (as they each received a shareeived a share of-the funds paid
by Stone Container). Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded tihe motion. and It passed 4 to 1. with
Commissioner Peters voting no. c -'
INVOICE-JAIL ROOF REPLACEMENT
Upon motion by Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unanimous vote. the Board
-approved payment of an invoice from Barfield
Roofing. In the amount of $17.054.37 (approved by
Building Official Hammond).
CHANGE ORDER-JAIL ROOF REPLACEMENT
Upon motion by Comlmissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner. Traylor. and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a change order ($1,254.00 Increase)
on the Jail roof replacement project (approved by
Building Official Hammond). ",
COUNTY EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE
Administrator Wlbberg discussed a request from Bo
Williams for the Board to remove him from the group
health' insurance plan and reimburse him for his
insurance available to hIm as a retired member of the
Armed Forces (It would be a savings of $7,981.76 to
the County per year). She stated that Blue Cross
Blue Shield does not have a problem with one of the
members withdrawing, but a precedent could be set
for employees to seek alternative health Insurance
coverage and request that the Board also pay their
premiums. She also presented a memorandum from
insurance consultant Todd Torgersen. agreeing that
this could set an undesired precedent for the Board.
Upon ipqulry. Mr. Williams stated that his Intent was
to save money for the County because the other
Insurance Is only available to him because he Is
retired military, but if It will cause chaos for the
Board, he will withdraw the request. After further
discussion, Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve the request from Mr. Williams, and
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion because
Mr. Williams Is the only County employee who Is eli-
gible for the "Tri-Care for Life" Insurance program
through military retirement. The motion failed 3 to 2.
with Chairman Barnes and Commissioners Fox and
McLemore voting no.
MEETING-"GULF TO BAY" HIGHWAY
Commissioner Peters discussed the "Gulf to Bay"
Highway meeting held on December 12th sponsored
by Opportunity Florida. He thanked Rosemary
Woods and Opportunity Florida for holdIng this pub-
lic meeting.


GULF PINES HOSPITAL
Commissioner Peters discussed Gulf Pines Hospital.
and motioned that the Board send a letter to E.D.C.
to request that they appoint a committee to seek
ways to assist Gulf Pines Hospital (taxes, grants, etc.)
during this time of hardship, as they are the second
or third largest employer In Port St. Joe, and to bring
a recommendation back to the Board. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion. and It passed unanimous-
ly.
INVOICE-ROAD PAVING (C.R. 386/OVERSTREET
ROAD)


Commissioner McLemore discussed Invoice #2 from
C. W. Roberts Contracting for paving of the
Overstreet Road, stating that they just started back
to work on this road today. Commissioner McLemore
then motioned to hold this Invoice, and
Commissioner Peters seconded the motion for dis-
cussion. After discussion, Commissioner Peters
withdrew his second, and Commissioner McLemore
withdrew his motion. After further discussion,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to pay this
Invoice only If the road is within 1 mile of being com-
pleted (Building Inspector Bailey to inspect the road),
and Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion.,The
motion passed 3 to 2, with Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner'Peters voting no.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT/APALACHICOLA RIVER
Commissioner Traylor discussed a meeting held with
members of the Northwest Florida Water
Management District regarding cleanup of the
Apalachicola River. He stated that some funds are
available, but they need matching funds from the
Federal Government. Commissioner Traylor, then-
motioned that the Board allow Attorney William
Harrison to lobby for Federal funding to clean up the
Apalachicola River (in addition to their lobbying
efforts for the C.O.B.R.A. Issue). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion and, after discussion
regarding the costs (undetermined at this time), the
motion passed unanimously. '
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE
Commissioner Traylor discussed the need for a com-
mittee to review the Comp Plan, L.D.R. :i.: ocr Ir
-up Items that are questionable and to i.. e l-ar,;
easier for the public. Commissioner IT ,.:I Ij-,-r.
motioned that the Board appoint a 5-member com-
mittee (1 Individual from each district) to s-r : ,..r,
this committee. Commissioner Fox second: ili.ti
motion, and It passed unanimously.
MEETING-"GULF TO BAY" HIGHWAY
Commissioner Traylor discussed a newspaper article
In the December 15th issue of The News Herald in
which Bay County Commissioner Mike Ropa made
very critical statements toward Gulf County.
Commissioner Traylor stated that a good highway
system Is the key to economic development In any
area, and the new highway system, will also benefit
Mexico Beach, which is a part ofBay County.
REPRESENTATIVE APALACHEE REGIONAL
PLANNING COUNCIL
Chairman Barnes passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Fox, and motioned to re-appoint Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert to serve as the County's
representative.on the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council (A.R.P.C.). Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously. Chairman
Fox returned the Chair to Commissioner Barnes.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT GRANT
Health Department Administrator Doug Kent
appeared before the Board to announce that the
Health Department received a Federal grant, in the
amount of $617,500.00, to increase health care in
Gulf County (will receive $558,000.00 annually after
the first year). He thanked the' U.S. Congressmen
and the Big Bend Health Council for their assistance
In obtaining this funding. He further reported that a
9-12 member board will be appointed from the com-
munity to make recommendations on utilization of
these funds. -
GRANT HEALTH DEPARTMENT, PHASE II
Health Department Administrator Doug Kent report-
ed that they are approximately $500,000.00 short on
funds for completion of Phase II of the new Health
Department project, and'he requested permission for
the Board to apply for this funding so it will come
through the County. Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed for Mr. Kent to work
with Chief Administrator Butler to apply for these
funds. Health Department Administrator Kent also
reported that they will put their dental facility in the
old Health Department building until the Phase II
project Is complete.
DREDGING-APALACHICOLA RIVER
Chaliman Barnes reported that the Board opposes
dredging on the Apalachicola River and, upon his
discussion with E.D.C. Director McNair, a letter was
received from Col. Robert Kelser (U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers) requesting that all stakeholders'attend a
meeting on December 5th in Columbus, GA.
Chairman Barnes also' reported that Congress
approved $4.9 million to move sand, and the
Company that moved the sand hired only 4 people
from Gulf County. He stated that a letter was sub-
mitted to Senator Graham to request that future
sand removal contracts be awarded to contractors in
Gulf County (will provide local employment and the
County can utilize the sand for local neeai ii-. al :-
'-stated. that he received a .response- l.rer I.-.,.-
Senator Graham.
- DREDGING-APALACHICOLA RIVER 1
-Marilyn Blackwell appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss that the U.S. Army Cor rfi l E ifl-e' ,:,:...l.. 1
not put anymore sand on the eJ i111 g = n.i ,.:.
per their D.E.P. permit. ,meeting at 7:09 p.m.> She stated that there are cur-
rently 160 sand deposit sites, and the river Is 106
miles long. She further stated that by the County
offering to give them sites for placement ofsand, it
gives the appearance thatthey approve of the dredg-
Ing. She further discussed an article that appeared
In the Dothani Eagle regarding Gulf County's offer of
a site to store the dredged material, stating that the
Corps of Engineers could not dredge If the County
did not give them a. place to store the materials.

Commissioner Traylor stated that the Board wants
the Corps of Engineers to remove the sand from the
sloughs, and put it In a place it can be better utilized
by the County.
DREDGING-APALACHICOLA RIVER
Jim Townsend appeared to thank the Board for their
efforts In trying to repair the river. and to state that
the Corps of Engineers has made mistakes and they
are trying to Improve what they have done and please
as many people as they can. Commissioner Traylor
stated that the Corps of Engineers want to do what
Is right regarding the River. -
There being no further business and upon motion by
Commissioner Fox. second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 7:15 p.m., E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
: JANUARY 9, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met this date in special session with the following
Members present: Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox. and Commissioners Carmen
L. McLemore and Billy E. Traylor. Nathan Peters, Jr. was absent.> .
Oier' pie.en, ere CleiC to:iuol.- C- blrolisrirani
tepu.Ui Clerh Lear.r.a Fi.L-.'1-- E'cFr., '-I1it bufirs
& Finenrr,:e Dir::' r -:i :or r ,'Ir.,i1' iriiei
Administrator Don Butler, Administrantor Debbe
Wlbberg, Building Official Michael L. Hammond,
Building Official Brad Bailey. Code Enforcement
Officer Tony Varona. and Planner David Richardson.
Chairman Barnes called the meeting to order at 4:20
p.m. E.S.T.
WATER SYSTEM
Upon discussion and recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler, Commissioner Fox motioned to -
approve -payment to Munis, In the amount of
$7 500.00 (sole-source), for downloading of the water
system software (City of Port St. Joe will be taking
over the water systems operations). Commissioner
mously (4-0). S
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS :j
Upon motion by, Commissioner f,:., _'.,..:.r.J E,,



District I': Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball Team $350.00
District II: Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball Team'$350.00
Wewahltchka Girl Scouts $500.00: ,'Norris D.
Langston Scholarship Foundation $500.00
District III: Port St. Joe Dixie Basebal: T.:a.,
$500.00; Gulf County Search & Rescue lt -1r
$500.00; Wewahitchka Girls Scouts $250.00 '
DistrinE V: Frt St. Joe Dixie Baseball Tr. M 00
'. l '-.:.U-l'. Search T F". :uE IF -i I -, ,
>'. a "1r "rI, G irl .,:.:.u l i. r 2'-':' ''- .
lEnd) '
There being no further business and up.':.." '.,, r..,
Commissioner Fox,. the meeting did rC..rs. a ,.J:,lnrs
4:24 p.m.. E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 14, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County CommIssioners
met this date In regu ar session with i-e' F:it,l,-.
members present: Chairman Jerry W. Bmrs,-.s I,:
Chairman Carl W. Fox. and Commissioners Carmen
L. McLemore. Billy E. Traylor. and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were:. County Attorney Timothy
McFarland. Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Leanna Roberts. Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Becky Norris, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrator Debbe Wibberg. Building
Official Michael L. Hammond, Building Inspector
Brad Balle.y, Code Enforcement Officer Tony Varona.


E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin. Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork. Planner David
Richardson, Public Works Director Gerald Shearer.
Road Department Superintendent Bobby Knee.
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams. and Sheriffs Office Captain Joe
Nugent.
Captain Nugent called the meeting to order at 6:02
p.m.. E.S.T.
Building Official Hammond opened the meeting with
prayer, and ,Chairman Barnes led the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner Traylor. second by
Commissioner Fox. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Consent Agenda, after removal of Pages


52-58, as follows:
1. Minutes-December 17. 2002-Regular Meeting
Correction to December 10. 2002-Special Meetings
(Plat approvals for Las Palmas and Midway Estates
were final, not preliminary)
2. Agreement-E.M.S. Services for City of Mexico
Beach-Law Enforcement Services for, City of
Wewahltchka
3.. Appointment-Planning & Development Review
Board-Shella Williams-Apalachee Regional Planning
Council-Kesley Colbert-Gulf Coast Workforce Board-
Chairman Jerry W..Barnes-Northwest Florida Big
Bend Health Councll-Doug Kent
4. Bid Award-#0203-08-Hydraulic Rescue Tool
System-Wewahltchka E.M.S. (Rescue Systems. Inc.-
Part A $16.268.00 and Part B $17,600.00. less
$16.025.00 trade-in)
5. Change Order-Bid #0102-41-T.D.C. Signs
($200.00 Increase)
6. Court Order-Payment to Attorney Susan V. Carroll
(#01-020-CJ $395.85 to be paid from Account
#67070-31000)-Payment to Attorney Patrick J,
Faucheux/Faucheux & Jones (#01-045-CF *
$10.347.08 to be paid from Account #61021-
31000 & #02-046-CJ $192.20 to be paid from
Account #67081-31000)
7. Grant Applications (2)-Gulf County E.M.S. (2002-
03 E.M.S. County Grant & E.M.S. Rural Matching
Grant)
8. Inventory-Circuit Judge (Junk 140-48 *
DeskPro 2000 DT)
9. Invoice-Agency for Health Care Administration-
Medicaid (October, 2002 $3,633.46 / November.
2002 $4,908.98 to be paid from Account
"- :4 l :i, -.i .la.:i.ee. Regional Planning
r:..rn l I-lIIh .'..I .ie '.D.B.G. Administrative
Services 10-12/2001 (#16 $7,520.00 to be paid
from Account #33538-34000)-Bay Medical Center-
H.C.R.A. (#02133-00383 $1.458.62 #02280-
00532- $152.74, to be paid from Account
#51462-31500)-Boyer Signs & Logo Deslgn-T.D.C.
Signs'(Bid #0102-41 $8,600.00 to be paid from,
Account #27452-49200)-Costin Insurance Agency
(Harbor Master Bond Renewal $50.,0 to be paid
from Account #21111-45000)-County Attorney
Timothy McFarland (December. 2002 $2,985.00 *
to be paid from Account #21314-31100)-C. W.
Roberts Contracting-C. R. 386/Overstreet (#3-Flnal
* $152,950.13 to be paid from Account #40741-
63000)
* DELETE -C. W. Roberts Contracting-2001-2002
Road Bond Paving (#9 '$50,878.56 to be paid
from Account #41441-63000)-C. W. Roberts
Contracting-Shipbuilding Road (#8 $28,540.85 *
to be paid from Account #27555-63000)-Fisher
Construction-E.O.C. (#2 $52.600.32 to be paid
from Account #21725-62001)-Panama Court
Reporting (#608 10-21-02 $382.40 / #652 *
12-16-02 $147.40 / #664 12-02-02 $173.28
/ #665 01-07-03 $216.56/#666 01-08-03
* $208.28 / #667 01-08-03 $90.00 to be
paid from various Court Reporter line items)-Preble-
Rish. Inc.-Gulf County Shipbuilding Road (#62443 *
$2,425.00 to be paid from Account #27555-
31000)-Preble-Rish, Inc,-C. R. 386/Overstreet Road
Paving (#62444 $12.000.00 to be paid from
Account #40741-31000)-Preble-Rish, Inc.-H.V. Boat
Ramp (#62445 $2,350.00 to be paid from
Account #25372-31000)-Preble-Rish, Inc.-Land's
Landing Permit (#62446 $2,330.00 1 to be paid
from Account #21111-311001-Preble-Rish. Inc.-Oak
qrove Ditch (#62447 $1,200.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31100)
10. Job Notice-Post a Road Department Truck Driver
II Position
11. Letter of Support-North Florida Child
Development, Inc. (Grant)
12. Permit Application-Dunes Drive Beach Access
(D.E.P.)
13. Proposal -Preble-Rish Inc.-Five Points Landfill
Vertical Expansion ($45,000.00)-Preble-Rish.' Inc.-
Landfill Consent Agreement Items (Five Points-
$5,485.00 / Port St. Joe Dump-$9,387.00 /
Buckhorn-$1.617.00)
14. Purchase Request Mosquito Control
Department (Blo-Mist $19.50/gallon Clarke
Chemical Sole-Source 'Provider) Purchase
Request-Playground Equipment-Gaskin Park
(Miracle Recreation Equipment $4.896.21 State
Contract #650-001-01-1) Purchases-Work. Crew
Tools (Work Crew Supervisor Luthus Hand to be In
charge of the tools purchased by the work crews)
15. Resolution #2002-37A (Correction to Budget
Amendment Resolution #2002-37. adopted
11/26/02)
16. S.H.l.P.-Rehabilitation Assistance (Bolden *
$16.000.00)-Rehabilitation Assistance (Christmas *
$16,000.00)-Rehabilltation Assistance (Gibson l
$16.000.00)-Rehabllltation Assistance (Salerno *
$16,000.00) -Subordination Agreement (Heysey-
f.k.a. Needer/Capital City Bank)-Subordination
Agreement (Lee/Chase Manhattan Mtg. Corp.)
17. Special Projects Payments. as follows:
Dist. 1 Adams-LP Gas-Dalkelth Fire Dept. Tank
$185.79; Dixie Dandy-Turkeys-Road Dept.
Employees $158.36; Dixie Dandy-Turkeys-Road
Dept. Employees $6.70: Dixie Dandy-Road Dept.
Supplies $13.30; Dixie Dandy-Road Dept. Lunch
.t_.-rie' $14.80: ,Dixie Dandy-Road Dept. Lunch
t l..'.c $62.51: UnIlFrst-Road Dept. Employee
Jacket $16.00i Walmart-Candy for Parade $72e4
Walmart-Mlsc. Items for Road Dept.. Parade &
Courthouse $220.35
Dist. 2 Dixie Dandy-Turkeys-Road Dept. Employees
$158.36; Dixie Dandy-Turkeys-Road Dept.
Employees $6.69; Dixie Dandy-Road Dept. Supplies
$13.31; Dixie Dandy-Road Dept. Lunch Meeting
$14.80; UnlFirst-Road Dept. Employee Jacket
$16.00;.Walmart-Candy for Parade $72.24; Walmart-
Misc. Items for Road Dept.. Parade & Courthouse
$220.35
Dist. 3 Bayside Lumber-Dixie Belle Curve Trash
Cans $125.24; Bayside Lumber-Dixie Belle Curve
Trash Cans $7.00; Bayside Lumber-W.C. Park Fish
Cleaning Table $18.54: Bayside Lumber-W.C. Park
Fish Cleaning'Table $69.48: Mize Plumblng-W.C.
Park Fish Cleaning Table $229.00; Mize Plumbing-
W.C. Park Fish Cleaning Table $75.26
Dist. 4 GameTime-Playground Equlpment-IOth
Street Park $1,529.62
Dist. 5 St. Joe Hardware-16th Street Park $194.61
(End)
18. Travel-T.D.C. Director Pickett-Visit Florida
(01/28/03-Ne}v York. NY 02/18/03-Atlanta, GA)
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR MCGUFFIN
Commissioner, Fox presented a, plaque to E.M.S.
Director McGuffin. and commended him for being
'selected as Gulf County's Employee of the Year.
S.C.TJA.S. SOLID WASTE STUDY
Chief Administrator Butler discussed and recom-
mended'that the Board apply for-assistance through
a Small County Technical Assistance Services
Program that would help to fund a solid waste study
(and additional services) for the new landfill expan-
sion project. Commissioner Fox motioned to apply
for grant funds from S.C.T.A.S. for the Solid Waste
Department. Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
SHERIFF SUB-STATION SALINAS PARK
Upon discussion by. Chief Administrator Butler.
Commissioner Peters motioned to proceed with meet-
ing the requirements provided by the Department of
Interior for the proposed sheriff sub-station to be
located at Salinas Park. Commissioner Fox seconded
the motion, and It passed unanimously.
OAK GROVE WATER SYSTEM"-
Upon discussion by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Fox motioned to allow the City of Port
St. Joe to completely take over the Oak Grove Water
System (the debt Is now paid In full). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion and, after further
discussion, the motion passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner Traylor motioned to apply for
grant funds from the Department of Community
Affairs, in the amount of $25,000.00. to help with the
expenses of updating the CGulf County
Comprehensive Plan. Commissioner McLemore sec-
onded the motion, nand it passed unanimously. Chief
*Administrator Butler stated that It will cost approxl-
..mately. $50,000.00 to update the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan.
INVOICE-C. W. ROBERTS CONTRACTING
Upon recommendation by ,Chief Administrator
Butler. Commissioner Traylor motioned to pay C. W.
Roberts Invoice #9, in the amount of $50,878.56. for
work on the 20o01-2002 Road Bond Paving Program,
contingent upon additional certification by the
County Engineer. Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion,.and It passed unanimously.
SH.I.P. PURCHASE ASSISTANCE-HALL
Upon recommendation by Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters motioned to approve
a S.H.IP. Purchase Assistance Program, in the
amount of $1 1.615.00, for Crystal Hall.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and It
passed unanimously.
ROAD DEPARTMENT-TRUCK DRIVER II POSI-
TION
Upon recommendation by Road Department
Superintendent Knee, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve posting a job notice for a Truck
Driver II position for the Road Department (In addi-
tion to the one approved in the Consent Agenda).
Commissioner McLemore seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. Road Department
Superintendent Knee stated that these two positions
will be paid from the Road Department Budget.
PUBLIC HEARING-JARROTT DANIELS ROAD
BRIDGE


Road Department Superintendent Knee reported
that D.O.T. will hold a public hearing on January
21st from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., C.S.T. at the Old Gulf
County Courthouse to discuss the Jarrott Daniels
Road Bridge replacement. Commissioner Traylor
stated that It will be a one-year project, and
Commissioner McLemore stated that the bridge
replacement project will not begin until 2004.
CHANGE ORDER #7 C. W. ROBERTS CON-
TRACTING, INC.
Upon recommendation by Road Department
Superintendent Knee. Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve Change Order #7 to the 2001-
2002 Road Bond Paving Program, for C. W. Roberts
Contracting. Inc.. with an increase of $71,670.43.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
ROAD PAVING PROJECTS C. W. ROBERTS CON-
TRACTING, INC.
Road Department Superintendent Knee reported
that C. W. Roberts Contracting. Inc. is currently
working In Gulf County. and plans to finish all of the
road paving projects. He also reported that the Road


Department will have all of the new construction'
roads ready for paving within two weeks (if weather
permits).
LANDFILL SPOTTER-NUNNERY
Upon recommendation by Solid Waste Director
Danford, Commissioper McLemore motioned to hire
Phillip Nunnery for the Landfill Spotter Position (to
be paid from the landfill long-term care account).
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and It
passed 3 to 2. with Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner Peters voting no.
MOSQUITO SPRAYER POSITION-HOBBS
Chairman Barnes passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Fox. and motioned to hire Brian Hobbs for
the Mosquito Sprayer Position. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Fox returned the Chair to Commissioner
Barnes. Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Fox. Solid
Waste Director Danford stated that Mr. Hobbs will
start when all paper work and testing is complete.
COUNTY EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR-MCGUFFIN
E.M.S. Director McGuffin thanked his family.
employees. Commissioners and Chief Administrator
Butler for the honor of being selected as "Employee
of the Year". Building Official Hammond thanked
E.M.S. Director McGuffin and his employees for their
dedication to the citizens of Gulf County.
RECEPTION-NEW CIRCUIT JUDGE
Building Official Hammond discussed the reception
held today for new.Circuit Judge Hentz McClellan.
stating that he borrowed the Board's American Flag
for the ceremony and will return It tomorrow.'
INVOICE-BARFIELD ROOFING AND SHEET,
METAL
Upon recommendation ., Bil.11r.,'- Official
Hammond, Commissioner [ ,l'o: ...i :.r..no to pay
an invoice for the Change Order work on the Gulf
County Jail roof, from Barfleld Roofing and Sheet
Metal, in the amount of $1,254.00. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and It passed unani-
mously.
INVENTORY-VEHICLE
Upon recommendation by Captain Nugent,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to accept the trans-
fer of a vehicle from the Sheriffs Office to the County
Probation Office for use by Probation Officer Mims.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the motion, and
'It passed unanimously.,
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner Fox. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following Special Projects
Payments:
District I Wewahitchka Search.& Rescue $1,000.00
District II Wewahitchka Search & Rescue $500.00
District HIII Wewahltchka Search & Rescue $250.00
District IV Gulf County Search :& Rescue' (P.S.J.)
$500.00
District V Wewahitchka Search & Rescue $250.00
(End)
DEAD LAKES PARK
Commissioner Traylor discussed the Dead Lakes
Park, and proposed to adopt-a resolution designating
this park as a wildlife refuge. County Attorney
McFarland stated that. to designate this park as a
wildlife refuge, the Board would ,need to.adopt an
ordinance. County Attorney McFarland reported that
he will draft a proposed ordinance to present to the
Board.
GULF COUNTY VAN-RAFFIELD'S- FOOTBALL
TEAM
Commissioner Traylor discussed a request from
Raffield's Pee Wee Football Team to use the County's
van to travel to South Florida for a football game
(they have provided proof of insurance coverage).
County Attorney McFarland discussed the safety and
liability issues. Commissioner Traylor then motioned
to allow Raffield's Pee Wee Football Team to use the
County van to travel to South Florida for a football
game. contingent upon signing a liability waiver.
Commissioner Fox seconded the. motion, and it
passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters voting no.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Commissioner Peters motioned to approve a Special
Projects Payment from his District to the Port St. Joe
Dixie Baseball Team, In the amount of $300.00.
Commissioner Fox seconded the motion, and It
passed unanimously.
ROAD REPAIR-BATTLE STREET / 2001-2002
ROAD BOND PAVING PROJECT
Commissioner Peters reported that the County Is
working with the City of Port St. Joe on the Battle
Street Project (changing drain lines).
He also reported that Avenue G and Avenue C have
the first coat of asphalt, and requested that the sec-
ond coat be placed on Avenue C. Commissioner
Peters also requested striping of the Washington
Improvement Center parking lot and Twine Drive.
STUMPHOLE STUDY .
Chairman.'Barnes discussed the need for a newer
study to be performed on the Stumphole Area (State
Road 30E). stating that the last study done was In
1998. After further, discussion, Commissioner .
McLemore motioned to request that the Department
of Transportation conduct another study of the
Stumphole Area. Commissioner' Traylor seconded
the motion and It passed unanimousiv- -
APPOINTEE GULF COAST WORKFORCE BOARD
Chairman Fox, and 'motioned t appoint Sonny
Chafin to serve on, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
Commissioner Peters seconded: the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Chairman Fbx returned the.
Chair to Commissioner Barnes.
APPOINTEE-COMP. PLAN & L.D.R. COMMITTEE
Upon motion by' Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unanimous vote, the Board
appointed the following members to serve on the
Comprehensive Plan / L.D.R. Committee:
District I Jay Rish
District II Billy Joe Smiley
District Ill Richard Brenner
District IV Allen Cox
District V Bill McGee ,
PAPER MILL SITE PORT ST. JOE
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters, Clay
Smallwood, of the St. Joe Timberland Company,
appeared before the Board to discuss proposed plans
for the property at the former paper mill site.
There being no further business and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 6:35 p.m.. E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
(end)
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 28, 2003 SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
met this date In special session with the following
members present: Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, and
Commissioners Carmen .L. McLemord, Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr. W. Fox entered at 5:45 p.m., E.S.T.>.
C narii r ifr,- r, a r, e i ,: ie,. e 'r.i.lrrg [.i order at 5:24
p m C T
GULF COUNTY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Charlie Goatee, of the Department of Community
Affairs, appeared before the Board to discuss the
updates required for the County's Comprehensive
Plan. He Introduced other D.C.A. members that will
be Involved In assisting the County with these
updates. He stated that the Comprehensive Plan Is
required to be'updated every seven years, and Gulf
County Is not the only County that has not met the
deadline. Mr. Goatee discussed a $25,000.00 grant
funded by D.C.A.. for Gulf County. to help with the
expenses. After discussion from members of the
Board and the public. Chairman Barnes thanked the
D.C.A. reresentatilves for attending this meeting.
There being no further business and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, the meeting did then adjourn
at 5:47 p.m.. E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JANUARY 28, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County CommIssioners
met this date In regular session with the following
members present: Chairman Jerry W. Barnes. Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners Carmen
L. McLemore., Billy E. Traylor, and Nathan Ntn Peters. Jr.
Others present ,were: County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham. Deputy
Clerk Leanna Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director. Becky Norris, Chief Administrator
Don Butler, Administrator Debbe Wibberg, Building
Official Brad Bailey. Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona, Emergency Management Director Larry
Wells. E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffin, Planner
David Richardson. Road Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Veterans' Service Officer Bo Williams,
Workcrew 'Superintendent Lutius" Hand, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting to order at 6:00
p.m.. E.S.T:
Emergency Management Director Wells opened the
meeting with prayer, and Chairman Barnes led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Fox motioned to approve the Consent
Agenda, and CommIssIoner Fox seconded the motion
for discussion. After discussion, the Board unani-
mously approved the Consent Agenda, after removal
of Item # 11. as follows:
1. Minutes January 9,.2003 Special Meeting


-January 14, 2003 Regular Meeting
2. Acceptance Jarrott Daniels Road Bridge
Replacement Offer D.O.T.
3. Court Order Payment to Attorney J. Gordon
Shuler (#02-552-MM $420.55 *
to be paid from Account #72031-31000)
4. Courtroom Use Tax Certificate Sale (05/28/03 @
9:30 a.m.)
5. Grant Applications (2) Gulf County 911 (2002-03
Wireless 911 / 911 Grants)
6. Insurance Family Dental Premiums (Ricky &
Karl Summers)
7. Inventory Clerk (Junk 10-42, 10-43, 10-63.
10-189. 10-306. 10-333. 10-339) Howard Creek
Fire Department (Junk 1968 GMC Fire Truck)
8. Invoice -'Panama Court Reporting (#351 *
06-07-02 $437.55 / #679 01-20-03 $512.22 /
#680 *01-20-03 $135.00 / #681 01-09-03 *
$233.28 / #682 01-14-03 $308.28 / #683 *
01-20-03 $390.00 to be paid from various Court
Reporter line Items) Preble-Rish. Inc. Gulf County
Shipbuilding Road (#62482 8900.00 to be paid
from Account #27555-31000) Preble-Rish. inc. -
2001-2002 Road Bond Paving Program (#62483.


$6.577.38 to be paid from Account #41441-31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. C. R. 386/Overstreet Road
Paving (#62484 *
$1,500.00 to be paid from Account #40741-31000)
*- Preble-Rish. Inc. H.V. Boat Ramp (#62485,*
$4.449.50 to be paid from Account #25372-31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Lake Grove Road Bridge RegaIr
(#62486 $400.00 to be paid from Aqcount
#40741-31000) Preble-Rish, Inc. Oak Grove
Ditch (#62487 $825.00 to be paid from Account
#21111-31100) Preble-Rish. Inc. Five Points
Vertical Expansion (#62488 $900.00 to be pald
from Account #42634-31000)
9. Job Classification Transfer Harry Lewis toPublio
Works Shop Foreman Position $17.996/hour
effective Immediately
10. Payment Request South Gulf County Fire
Department to pay an additional $15,000.00,princi-
pal payment on 1999 Navistar)
**DELETE** 11. Payroll/Hire Date for Ken Bland
(Retroactive to May 17. 2000)
12. Purchase Request Scales Five Points Landfill
($43,95.5.00 / Emergency Basis
* to be paid from Landfill Long-Term/Grant Funds)
13. Resolution F.E.M.A. Region IV Interpretation Of
Unpaved Roads
14. Special Projects Payments, asafollows:
1Dist. 1 Cemex Wewahltchka Community Center
$521.91; Rich's IGA Road Department Shop Party
$32.31; Rich's IGA Road Department Shop Party
$17.74; W.M.S. Glrls SoftbaIl Team $250.00 e ,
Dist. 2 Cemex Wewahltchka Community Center
$521.91; Cemex W.H.S. Dugout $302.93;: Dtxe
Dandy Inmate Work Crew Lunch $58.73; .Rich's
IGA Inmate Work Crew Dinner i.j'r.-i i- I :: .
Rich's IGA- Road Department Sh :.p F Arr .-' 32
Rich's IGA.- Road Department Shop Party $17.74
Rowland's Welding & Supplies W.H.S. Boys
Baseball Field $96.80 ,
Dist. 3 Piggly Wiggly-Turkeys -Malnt. Dept./Public.
Works $73.72 ,
Dist. 4 Piggly Wiggly -Turkeys Maint. Dept.-/Publlc
Works $73.72 ... '
Dist. 5 Piggly Wiggly -Turkeys Maint. Dept./Public"
Works $73.72
(End)
15. Tipping Fee Exemption Disabled Senior Citizen
(305 Avenue C)
WEWAHITCHKA SEARCH & RESCUE / GULF
COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE' ,
Commissioner McLemore discussed the recent
search for the Individual lost on the river, stating
that the Wewa Search and Rescue i.:..',: .J i. i:ii.
In this effort and he presented the r,:',:u *e:un. ir.
an appreciation plaque. Commissioner Fox also pre-
sented an appreciation plaque to Gulf County Seaiich
& Rescue. Major Nugent discussed the time'an'd
manpower required for this'.search, and thanked
everyone for their efforts.
PUBLIC HEARING./ P.D.R.B. -
County Attorney McFarland ;j:_.:u.. .l-..i:'. ir.
the P.D.R.B. Public Hearing r.:..-r..:-r.1 -u.:. i- rr.:.n
: those listed In jthe Consent Agenda public notice.
WEWAHITCHKA SEARCH &'RESCUE
Members of Wewahltchka Search & Rescue thanked
the Commissioners. for supporting the Search. &
Rescue teams, and he thanked the volunteers for-all
of their help'.
PUBLIC HEARING / PRELIMINARY PLAT HIBIS-
CUS BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider preliminary plat approval for-Dr. Kurt
Hofer (Parcel ID #06268-OdlR), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called
for public comment..There being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to approve the
preliminary plat of Hibiscus Beach. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.. -
PUBLIC HEARING / PRELIMINARY PLAT CEN-
TERPEACH BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider preliminary plat approval for breg
Waddell (Parcel ID #04247-7qOR). County Attorney
.McFarland read the public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to approve the
preliminary plat' of Centerpeach Beach.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, altd it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING / SMALL-SCALE LAND USE
CHANGE GERI CARE PHASE H
Fu,;u iito., : ,3 -1 ni r ,a.. 1.:. i,..i.' a public hearing
,l .:.i rrl.,r: r. c-que l':r,-iy alrl r.3 ,,- '._l:

t,1 1.5r3 ,_i.:,,Tun _i',: I 0Ph z:a1,3 rr,,5 '.ii .1'.


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land use change. Commissioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING / PRELIMINARY PLAT GERI
CARE PHASE .
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
.to consider preliminary plat approval for Integras
IF :u.:: I I. 23 I -ofUI I :.u.'l. u i'oi-.: ,
f .r a-n'dri p 3 the- C.ubm ll n rl.- C-U.r 3.: l ar C -.l !


Ifajl.jr : ::_.:or..e :1 I; .. .1 .1 )1-i. t I f.. -:-:- J i,)1.1
mously. "
PUBLIC HEARING / FINAL PLAT SUNSET VIL-
LAGE
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
-to consider final plat approval for Madison
Kennington (Parcel ID #04231-OOOR, #04231-001R,
#04231-002R, and #04231-03R). County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to approve to approve the final
plat. of Sunset Village. contingent. upon Mr.
Kennington receiving a D.O.T. permit. CommIssioner
McLemore seconded the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
PUBLIC HEARING / SMALL-SCALE LAND USE
CHANGE HARRELL
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider a request from Mark Harrell for a
small-scale land use change (.74 acres' from
Agricultural to Residential Parcel! ID
#04255-015R), County Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called for public comment.
There being no public comment. Commissioner,
McLemore motioned to proceed with this small-Iscale
land use change. Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and It passed.unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING / PRELIMINARY PLAT
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a public hearing
to consider preliminary plat approval for Richard
Paryey to allow him to apply for agency permits
(Parcel ID. #03185-003R & #03186-00'R). County
Attorney McFarland read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment. There being no nub-
Ile comment. Commissioner Traylor motioned 'to
approve the preliminary plat. contingent m upon
acceptance by adjacent property owner's comments
on private access Issues and entrance right of way.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the motion. a nd
It passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0203-09 / REPLACE WINDOWS &
DOORS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Upon recommendation by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner Fox motioned to award, id
#0203-09 to Tommy's Glass & Mirror Company (only
bidder), in the amount of $17.810.00. for replace-
ment of the plate glass windows. and doors on the
exterior of the Gulf County Courthouse.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the motion, and
It passed unanimously. Chief Administrator Butler
also discussed that there may be additional grant
funds available for replacement of the Interior glass
and doors.
SHORELINE PROTECTION / EROSION
Chief Administrator Butler presented a letter from
White Sands. LLC regarding the need to extend the
temporary seawall onto County Property. (In front of
Dunes Drive) to protect Cape San Bias homeowners'
property from additional erosion. Ray Golz. of Whites
Sands Shoreline Protection Association. -LLC,
appeared before the Board to discuss the height and
construction of the armoring (temporary walls), saat-
ing that If Dunes Drive becomes a public access to
the beach the armoring will not be a hindrance. After
further discussion. Commissioner Traylor motioned
to, proceed with Installation, of the temporary sea-
walls In front of Dunes Drive. Commls'soner
McLemore seconded the motion. and It passed unan-
imously.
S.H.I.P. / PURCHASE ASSISTANCE
Veterans', Service ,Officer Williams stated that 40
applications were received for the S.H.I.P. purchase
assistance program, and three to five families will be
able to take advantage of this funding.
VETERANS' AFFAIRS / HEALTH CARE
Veterans' Service Omeer Williams discussed a new
Health Care Plan for veterans, stating that veterans
who did not enroll before January 17th are not eligi-
ble for this plan. He encouraged Veterans that did
not apply to do so now, so that they will be eligible
next year. Veterans' Service Officer Williams stated
that he Is available to answer any questions regard-
Ing the new health plan.
ROAD DEPARTMENT TRUCK DRIVER II POSI-
TION / GORTMAN & WOOD
Upon recommendation by Road Superintendent
Knee. Commissioner McLemore motioned to transfer
Scot Gortman and Chris Wood to the Truck Driver II


Positions (they were the only ones who signed up) for
the Road Department, effective immediately.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the motion, and It
passed unanimously.
COUNTY ROAD 381 / GRANT APPLICATIONS
Road Superintendent Knee presented a letter to the
Board from the Community Traffic Safety Team
(C.T.S.T.) regarding County Road 381. stating that
this road needs to be repaired. Commissioner
McLemore discussed applying for a State grant to
help fund repair of this road. He stated that there are
other roads In the County that the C.T.S.T. are also
reviewing. Commissioner McLemore motioned to
allow C.T.S.T. to proceed with the grant application
for C. R. 381. Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
SHERIFF SUB-STATION / SALINAS PARK
Upon inquiry by Commissioner Peters. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that he Is waiting for
engineering details from the Sheriffs Omce regarding
the proposed Sub-Station at Salinas Park (that are
required by Department of Interior), before I\e can
proceed with tihls project.
(Continued Minutes on Page 1 IB)











Antique I


Show and


Sale InN


Thomas-


vyIle, Ga. 9A
The Thomasville tradi-
tion will continue this J _
weekend as antique-lovers '
from around the region .
visit the Thomasville i
Antiques Show and Sale-a i '
weekend of fine art and Thousands of anti
antiques which will attract
thousands to South Georgia while For thirty
raising money for eighteen Thomasville
Thomasville and Thomas County Foundation, In
youth programs. 'funding for qua
Exhibitors and antique experts enrich and as
scheduled to show pieces from Thomasville anc
their collections include over twen- including the T
ty-five dealers from all over the the Boys a
country. .Supporting events will Communities in
include a wine tasting party and more.
lectures by several experts in the The Thomn
field of antiques. Show and Salt


Area Rural Domr


Workshop Planr
The State Attorney's Office, together with The
Flqrida Coalition Against Domestic Violence will host
the Sixth Annual Rural Domestic Violence Conference
entitled "Behind Closed Doors, Breaking the Silence in
iRural Corimmunities" from March 19-21, in Marianna.
The conference is held free of charge.
The purpose of the conference is to provide ongo-
ing training for a wide spectrum of individuals who
deal with domestic violence in a rural setting.
SThe conference is- intended for people working in
rural communities to stop violence against women and
children. Attendees may be battered or formerly bat-
tered women, advocates, law enforcement officers,
prosecutors, probation officers, judges, batterer treat-
ment providers, child protection workers, health care
professionals, mental health care providers, human
Service providers, program administrators, community
policy makers and others.


Following my general suit,,
HELLO, again eern one! I hope from
the bottomi of my heart, thiat each
and every one of yop ha- had an
enlightening week and weekend!
So, what has happened with our
week at the middle school? Let's
S see...
FCAT is here! FCAT is here! The
FCAT testing began on Tuesday,
March 4 and continued the next
day. These tests will faithfully
return to us (at least the eighth-
graders) again next week for anoth-
er set of double-day dosage of
FCAT. Some helpful hints to those
taking the tests this coming week;
get plenty of sleep (at least eight
.hours!) eat a good and healthy
.breakfast, be on time and wear
'comfortable clothing. However, the
teachers and many of the' students
'will sincerely appreciate it if your
clothes aren't -TOO comfortable if
you know what I mean! The biggest
hope that I can express to every
student taking these tests is to try
your best! That is all that is expect-
ed and is all that anyone could ever
do. I pray that you take my advice
to heart.
Some good news in a world
filled to the rim with bad news...
(After all, when Pandora opened her
box and all of the evil spilled out
into the world, hope was still left!)
Our middle school baseball team
was victorious in both games of
their double-header against Carter
Parramore on Friday the 28th. The
final score for the first game was 4-
'3, In the second game our team
came out on top again with 3-0! Go
Sharks! Go Sharks! This week, a
lone sixth-grader stands as
'9 Peacebuilder of the Week. This
young person was Kathleen
Kerigan. As wonderful as it is for
her to be building peace, where is
everybody else? Come on everyone,
build peace! -
Those who are concerned when
it comes to helpful organizations
arnd charities must remember that
if you are part of Relay for Life, your
money is due, let's see, NOW! Hurry
to collect your money and turn it in
'to Ms. Howze. Also, SGA has begun
the annual "pennies for Patients".
This drive will collect pennies and
hopefully other change to benefit
the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society of Florida. Everyone send in
your pennies. Besides, the AA that
collects the most money will be
awarded with $50 for a pizza party.
Another worthy charity that must
not be pushed to the deep and
remote corner of our minds is the
Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Beta
Club and SGA will be at the "Pig" on
March 15 to bag groceries for this
generous organization.
Though this isn't truly an
announcement, there was a report
today on Channel One News that
intrigued me. This report was deal-
ing with alternative school schedul-
i. ing. For example, instead of the
normal five-day week, a couple of


hours were added to the normal
school -day- and Eureka! ,A school
week vith or3 lour.days was, craft-
ed. Another alternative to the obso-
lete school schedule was to take
away the summer, but to have four
or five weeks of school and then two
weeks off. Even though many peo-
ple would only see the cons of these
types of changes, I might enjoy the
different school year schedule.


As I wrap up this edition of the
"PS&JMS. News, I would like to dish
out a 'little food for'thought-'IFve
learned that heroes are te people
who do what has to be done when it
needs to be done, regardless of the
consequences.
Well, yours 'til he sun won't
shine, this is Amy Brockman sign-
ing out for the week. So long!

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The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. March 6. 2003 Page 7B

3 Local Students Win at State


Free Throw Competition


Knights of Columbus Local
Council #11572 of Mexico Beach
and Port St. Joe has had a fantas-
tic week of excitement that has pro-
duced, once again, a state champi-
on in the annual Free Throw
Championships.
1" Twenty-six youth showed up at
the January local Free Throw com-
petition. Of those twenty-six, nine
young athletes achieved the oppor-
tunity to go to the district level
competition.
Of the nine local champs who
went on to the district level compe-
tition, four went on to Niceville in' a

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iques are on display during the show.


een years the
Antiques Show
ic. has provided
lity programs that
assist children in
d Thomas County,
'homasville YMCA,
nd Girls Club,
Schools and many

nasville Antiques
e will take place


between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
on Friday, March 7 and Saturday,
March 8. The show will also open
between 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. on
Sunday, March 9. Admission is $7.
To inquire about purchasing tick-
ets to the show or to the supporting
events, including the wine tasting
party and lectures, call (229) 225-
9354.


iestic Violence


ied In Marianna
SParticipants will have the opportunity to learn
what is happening nationally and locally and is
designed to help domestic violence advocates, profes-
sionals and community members work together to end
domestic violence. The three day conference, offers
opportunities to share ideas, challenge thinking,
broaden perspectives, strengthen community net-
works; and discuss current issues surrounding
domestic and sexual violence within rural communi-
ties. Also included will be seminars, workshops and
speakers, local and national resource information and
exhibits on domestic and sexual violence and commu-'
nity organizing projects.
The conference will be held at Chipola Junior
College, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna. To register,
contact Janet Wise at (850) 718-2395. For information
on becoming a member of the Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence visit the website at www.fcadv.org


final attempt to get to the state,
finals: Megan Gannon, 10, Willie
Quinn, 10, Taylor Byrd, 11 and
Matthew Miller, 14.
The youngest set of partici-
pants, Megan Gannon and Willie
Quinn took the honors in Niceville
and went on to the state champi-
onship held in Kissimmee.
Young Megan had to outshoot
six other young 10-year-old girls
and ended up a second place win-
ner, while Willie battled it out


against six 10-year-old boys, tying
for first place with 23 out of 25 con-
secutive free throws. The tie break-
er .was another round of five throws
and Willie came out a true winner
with five out of five throws complet-
ed.

The Knights of Columbus is
certainly proud of all the partici-
pants, and thanks each boy and
girl for their efforts. A special con-
gratulations goes to Willie Quinn!


American Carports, Inc.
Double Carports with
29 gauge steel roof and ,
2 1/2" gauge galvanized frame.
18'x21' $59500
This price includes free delivery and assembly on your land.
Many sizes and options available!
Dealer call 850-653-8176


,; 602 Monument Avenue
rHighway 98
on St. Joseph's Bay
Port St. Joe, Florida
Coastal Grill 850/227-7900


Enjoy the View! Sunset Coastal Grill!


Special Nights
* Meatloaf Monday!
* Cajun Madness on Wednesday
* A Taste of Italy on Thursday!
* Designer Martinis on Friday!
* Relax and let us cook for you on
Saturday!
* Join us after Church on Sunday!




Children welcome anytime!


one ii. -


story.


short


He had to close


because of high U utility bills. ,0iri jI

Professional: laundries .
use natural gas for just one reason: It costs less. You,

however, have three very good reasons:
* It costs you less, too. Almost 40% less than electricity.
* Natural gas dryers dry clothes in less time than electric dryers so you finish
quicker. Don't you have better things to do with your time than wait on
a clothes dryer?,
* You do less ironing. A natural gas dryer cools down faster than electric dryers,
which helps prevent wrinkles.

-- -- The US Department of Energy agrees with us. It says you can
dry TWO loads of laundry in a natural gas dryer for the
same price you would pay for one load in an electric dryer.
i ll I -,2'.": .

Gas Dryers offer a selection of models, features and prices
S to fit every household budget!
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Comparison of Monthly Operating Costs
Dryer Efficiency Enei


Electric


Standard


rgy


105 kWh


Cost


$0.0750


Monthly
Operating Cost
$7.88


Natural Gas Standard 5 therms $0.9687 $4.84
MONTHLY SAVINGS WITH GAS $3.03
38.50%
Costs and usage are representative and based on electric cost of $0.075 per kWh and natural gas cost of
$.9687 per therm. Actual operating costs will vary based on usage.
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Port St. Joe Middle School News


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Sunday Brunch: 11:00-3:00
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True Love Waits Rally at First United Methodist


The Power of Positive
Students, a new organization in
schools, funded by the Christian
Community Development Fund,
will sponsor a county-wide True
Love Waits rally on Sunday,


March 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m. EST at First :United
Methodist Church in Port St.
Joe.
The community is encour-
aged and invited 'to attend.


The I1se Newell 'Fund for the
Performing Arts will present R.
Bedford Watkins and Karl Lester in
a program of piano and organ solos
and piano duets on Sunday, March
9 at 4:00 p.m. EST at Historic
Trinity Church in Apalachicola.
.Lester holds a Masters of
Music Education from Florida
State University. He has held
teaching positions in Franklin and
Wakulla counties and now is a staff
accompanist at FSU as well as
teaching privately in Apalachicola
and Tallahassee. He has performed
a number of times at Ilse .Newell
concerts.
Watkins is a Professor
Emeritus from Illinois Wesleyan
University, where he was
Chairman of the keyboard depart-
ment. He is well-known to local
audiences as pianist, organist, and
accompanist for vocalists, instru-
mentalists and choral groups.
Included on the program will
be compositions by Bach, Mozart,
Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and
others.
,The Ilse Newell Fund is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educa-


tional incorporation in the state of
Florida. A $2.00 donation is
requested at the door for those not
holding season membership cards.
For more information, call (850)
670-8088.
Rummage Sale
St. James Episcopal Church,
22nd Street and Garrison, will
hold a rummage sale on Saturday,
March 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. EST.
One person's rummage is
another person's treasure. The
sale will feature items. for the
home, furniture, etc. The commu-
nity is invited to come out ,for
breakfast (sausage biscuits) or
lunch (hot dogs) and shop.
Royal City to Perform
Sunday at Hope Family
Royal City' will perform at
Hope Family Worship Center locat-
ed at 2001 Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe on Sunday, March 9 at
6:30 p.m. Seating is limited so
early arrival is encouraged. The
community is invited to enjoy the
performance and join in and wor-
ship.


Extension Program

and Dried Flower

Workshop Planned
Sea bats & Dunes Garden
Club's next meeting will be held on
Tuesday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m.
EST. The club meets in the com-
munity room at the St. Joe Beach
Volunteer' Fire Department at
Alabama and Court Streets in Port
St. Joe.
The County Extension Office
will present a program on horticul-
ture. There will be lots of useful
information and goodies. The host-
esses for this meeting will be Helen
LaPlahte and Madeline Tonkin.
On Tuesday, March 25, at
10:00 a.m. the club will hold a
dried flower workshop. The com-,
munity is encouraged to come out
and learn how to dry and press
flowers and use them-just bring a
bag lunch and some dried flowers.
'Sea Oats & Dunes Garden
Club is now accepting new mem-
bers. Spring is coming-now is the
time to join.

Health Awareness
Day at GCCC

Gulf Coast Community
College's Counseling Center will
present a Health Awareness Day
on Wednesday, March 19, from
9:00 a.m. to noon in the
Commodore Cafe on campus.
Health Awareness Day is
scheduled to coincide with Safe,
* Spring Break Week and is designed
to promote healthy, and safe choic-
es. It is an opportunity for students
and members of the community to,
speak with representatives from
organizations in the area regarding
various health matters.
For additional .information,
call 769-1551, ext. 4861.


Wilmot W. Scott
Wilmot W. "Bill" Scott, 80, of
Wewahitchka, and of Boone, North
Carolina, died Monday, March 3,-in
SPanama City.
He was an active member of
the St. John's Episcopal Church in
Wewahitchka, and of the Tupelo
Lodge, #289, F & AM. He served
with Army and Air Force during
WWII. He was' an accomplished
artist and enjoyed restoring
antique clocks as well as gardening
and traveling, having traveled 49 of
the United States and many foripgn
countries..
He is survived by his wife,
Barbara' Shirley Scott of
Wewahitchka; daughter Diane
Scott Smythe of Atlanta, GA;. sons
Wilton E., Scott of Austin, TX, John
W. Scott of Theodore, AL, and
Hardie Stanek of Carr; step-daugh-
ters Carol Kelley of Wewahitclska,
and Susan Miller of Marianna;
brother Eldie Scott of Port Orange,
thirteen grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife
Winnie Elizabeth Faircloth Scott.
The family will receive friends
from 5:00 p.m. -to 7:00 p.m.
(Central Time) on Thursday, March
6, at St. John's Episcopal Church
in Wewahitchka.
Services will be Friday, March
7, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern, Time),
graveside at the Flat Creek
Cemetery in the Flat Creek
Community, in Gadsden County.
Memorial contributions may be
made, in his .name to Covenant
Hospice, 2589 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL 32405, or to St.
John's. Episcopal Church, P.O. Box
595, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.
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to retreat at Germantown. In fact,
General Washington has just led
our troops out of the defeat. We
arrived here December 19th.
General Howe and the British
troops occupy Philadelphia, only
twenty-some miles from here.
Many of the men here are bare-
foot with terrible cuts. Their blood
has left crimson tracks in the snow,
making it very easy for the British
to track and kill them. There has
S not been much fighting here, how-
ever, because the British are to
busy enjoying their many provi-
sions. We have less than eleven
thousand men and many are sick
or too wounded to fight. There is an
epidemic of what looks like small-
pox spreading around the camp,
'but thus far the Lord has protected
me. We have been forced to use our
'beloved flag as bandages. It is very
hard to rip it up and tie it around
other soldiers' open sores and
wounds, but as I watch the blood
soak into that torn flag, I think to
myself, 'the same blood that soaks
that flag and the soil all around me
is the blood that will, God willing,
aid America in growing into a great
nation.'
Every night General
0 Washington goes by himself into the
woods and prhys to the Lord. I don't
know exactly' what it is that he
prays, but I imagine it includes,
"Yea, though I walk through the val-
ley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil. For thou art with me."
I'm not sure what valley the
psalmist spoke of in that passage,
but it could not have been worse
than this accursed valley where
'death lurks at every campsite.
Do not be afraid for me though.
My life is in the good Lord's hands.
Just a couple of -days ago, on
December 23rd, General
'Washington gathered us all togeth-
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less than 2,873 men in camp unfit
for duty because they are barefoot
and otherwise naked." The men are
growing very restless and I imagine
that many would rather die in bat-
tle than in this valley. We are starv-
ing and the conditions are foul. I try
to cheer the other men up but I
myself have'a hard time keeping the
faith. The Continental Congress is
not able to provide the supplies that
we need, yet I cling to the promise
that God will provide all our needs
and not one soldier will give his life
in vain.
About 10,000 of the troops are
living in cold, damp log cabins that
they built themselves. Some men
speak of deserting, but I would
never entertain the thought of
deserting my country. I hope to
have the privilege of calling it that
one day, my country. I long to hon-
estly know that it is really my own
and in no way under the control of
a country 3,000 miles away.
There are those who criticize
General Washington, but he
remains faithful and stays here
enduring all the cold and sickness
with us. We could not ask for a bet-
ter leader. He has governed his
troops with all diligence. I don't
know how long I will be here or
what this next year holds for any of
us, but I want you to know that
whatever happens to me I am at
peace. If I draw my last breath on
the battle field it will be spent whis-
pering a prayer for myfamily.
In the meantime, remember me
and the cause we are fighting for.
Send my love to all my brothers and
sisters and tell them I hope to be
home soon. I love you.
With 'all my heart,
Joseph

A Letter From Valley Forge:
Winter, 1777-1778
by: Zachary Alan Taylor
Dear Mom, Dad, and family:
We are in Valley Forge at the
moment, and it is a nightmare! We
came here to Valley Forge after
General Washington and the army
were defeated at Brandywine and
then Germantown. In mid-
December, the,;generals came with
11,000 soldiers. About 3,000 of
these men need shoes and clothes
so they will be able to fight.
I heard that General Howe went
to Philadelphia instead of going
south to meet General Burgoyne.
Howe 'enit by ship from New work
City to the Chesapeake.
Washington tried and failed to over-
power the British at Brandywine.
Howe went to the American capital
earlier (in September of 1777). I do
not know why he left. I do not think
anyone else does either. Our sol-
diers failed to drive the British away
from Philadelphia at Germantown,
though we were inches from victory.
We struggled, started falling back,
and lost. General Washington and
the continental Army retreated here
and set up camp at Valley Forge.
Now that I have told you about
the horrible times and our getting
here, let me tell you, of this place
called Valley Forge. It is about 20
miles from Philadelphia, named for
its small iron works. It covers about
2,000 acres, but can be defended
easily because of its location. We
discovered that the Valley is near
trading routes, as well as farms and
houses near by.
General Washington slept in a
tent which must have seemed like a
real home to him. Most of us just
slept outside. We had very little cov-
ering. We made log huts for our-
selves. They were not the best but
at least we had a place to sleep.
Later, we found an abandoned


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farmhouse to sleep in. General
Washington prayed for the army.
We need lots of prayer.
As I mentioned before, the army
had no clothes to speak of and little
food. The winter was still going by.
Winter is no friend to the weary.
General Washington thinks this
unusually harsh winter will be' a
lesson that shows us that triumph
can appear no matter what the
obstacles. We have not yet won, so
what he means by triumph is we
have survived thus far!
We were so uncomfortable.
Disease was spreading everywhere.
Some sickness got to most if not all
of the camp making many unable to
fight. Some began to make fun of
and even hate our faithful general.
At first I did not agree with General
Washington either, but after a while
I began to trust him and listen to
him.
The Continental Congress
could not (or would not) send us
anything in the form of supplies.
The pay is not regular because of
the frustrations of the Army and the
general. It was no surprise that
Mrs. Martha Washington came to
visit her husband and us. She did
this every winter during the war.
She stayed in the farmhouse I men-
tioned earlier. The winter is
extremely cruel to us all! No one
can wait to move on!
The generals are fortunate, the
army is staying together and stirviv-
ing. I suppose (or hope) we will
'endure. We will, in spite of the
struggles, become a good fighting
army, ready to take on the British.
Everyone was happy to hear of
the alliance of America with France.
The generals, especially
Washington, and even we soldiers
were thinking how good an impres-
sion a victory at Brandywine or
Germantown would have made on
Athe French. France did not seem to
care that we lost. They were and are
'impressed that we are still in the
fight.
Washington is desperate to get
all the soldiers through this. He has
plans to -leave around June. I just
received some good news. An officer
named Baron von Steuben came to


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assist Generals Howe and
Washington in training and organiz-
ing the men in our ranks. He
showed up just in the nick of time.
Well I guess it is time to start
saying good-bye. I really miss you
all. Some men think it is the end for
this newborn America, btt I think
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hardships we may face! I hope you
are praying -for me and for my
friends. We need prayer badly.
I hope we will see each other
again. Grief, the front of the log
cabin I built is falling apart. I guess
I will make it. I love you all very
much. Good-bye for now.
Yours truly,
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AUCTION
Fri., March 7th, 7 pm ET
BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE
Persian Rugs,
JEWELRY, & MORE
Wade Clark Auctions
314 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
850-229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Premium
WADE & PAULA
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ltc3/6

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






1999 Chevy S10 Extended
ICab, AT, AC, V6, low miles,
one owner. Must See. New
Condition. $7950. 960-4464.
ltc3/6

1991 Volvo 240 stick,
146,000 miles, CD; 1995
Isuzu. 4 cyl. stick. 106,000
miles, $3,500 each. Call 229-
8593. 2tp3/6

1998 Nissan Frontier AT, AC,
one owner, low miles, new
condition. $5950. 960-4464.
Itc3/6

1994 Yamaha Virago
Motorcycle, 9,000 miles,
great condition, great ladies
bike. Call 229-1059 for
details. ltp3/6

1994 Ranger XLT, AT, AC,
V6, Extra Clean. Must See.,
$3950. 960-4464. ltc3/6

'1994 Buick LeSabr.e, 4 door,
automatic, AC, excellent con-
dition, $2,800 OBO. Call
647-9200. ltp3/6

1997 Toyota Tacoma, 4X4, 5
speed, 4 cyl., AC, one owner,
new condition. Must. See.
$6950. 960-4464. Itc3/6

1983 Ford Ranger, 5 speed, 4
cylinder, needs work, runs
good, used for work, $500
OBO. Call 227-7164. Itp3/6

1996 Nissan Pathfinder. 4
door, 5 speed, AC, one owner,
new condition. $6450. 960-
4464. Itc3/6

1997 Dodge Caravan, power
steering, power brakes, 3rd
seat, green, $2,800. Call
229-6936. 3tc3/6

1996 Nissan pickup. One
owner, 5 speed, AC,
Excellent condition. $4450.
960-4464. Itc3/6

1998 Cadillac Deville, leather
interior, excellent condition,
$13,000. Call 229-1233. :.,,

11997 Ford F150 XLT,
Extended Cab, loaded, one
owner. New condition.
$8950. 960-4464. Itc3/6

For Sale a 1972 Holiday
Rambler 5th wheel, ab. 35 ft.
Can be seen at Islander RV
Park in Mexico Beach.
Asking $2,000. Please call
229-1771 or 229-2596. ILp3/6









PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

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



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


1999 Ford Expedition XLT, 4
door, AT, AC, V8, one owner,
low miles $11,950. 960-
4464. ltc3/6

1998 Chevy S10 LS.' 5 speed,
'AC, low miles, one owner.
New condition. $4950. 960-
4464. Itc3/6

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix 4
door, 113,000 miles, current-
ly driven 70 miles per day,
$1,200. Call 827-1505 after
6:00 pm. 2tp2/27

1996 Ford Ranger XLT Step
side. .AT, AC, 50,000 miles,
one owner. $5950. 960-4464.
ltc3/6

2000 Dodge Durango, V-8
magnum engine, 4 door with.
rear air, only 47,000 miles,
$13,750. Call Eric at 229-
6864 or 229-8997. tfc3/6

1993 Chevy Z71, looks good,
runs great, toolbox, $3,000
OBO. Call 647-3497. 3tc2/20

1991 Chevy Silverado, Reg.
cab, fully loaded, custom
package, 350 engine, new
paint & low miles, $5,250.
Call 647-2848. 4tp2/13






1993 18 ft. Bass Tracker
Pontoon, new trailer, new 50
hp motor, fish finder, $5,500.
Call 648-1019 daytime. 3tp3/6






Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. $650,000.
Call for details. 850-229-
1929. tfc3/6








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Now accepting
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Gulf Aire Townhouse, 1 bed-
room, 1 bath plus loft, all
appliances including washer
& dryer, pool, tennis court,
$575 a month plus deposit.
Call 648-8007. Itp3/6

2 bedroom apartment, gulf
view, Beacon Hill Lodge. Call
850-647-3918. 1tp3/6
For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
"Availabl Now"
1 BR Handicap Unit
Central heat and air
On-site Management
S carpeting Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desdto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
2 899-3665


Unfurnished 3 bedroom, 1.
bath house, washer/dryer,
$700 a month available April
1. 1601 Marvin Ave., Port St.
Joe, section 8 excepted.
Open House March 16th,
1:00-5:00. Call 651-220-
2879. 2tp3/6

Vacation Rental: Canal
.Street, Mexico Beach, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, sunroom, liv-
ing & kitchen area, deck
overlooks canal, 2 boat slips,
furnished. Rental/Time
Share. Call 648-8005. ups3/6

Furnished trailer at
Overstreet. Call 648-5306.
ltp3/6

2 bedroom trailer, nice gulf
view, $375 month. Call Sally
Child's at 648-4649 or 648-
1010. 3tp2/27

House for rent in Port St.
Joe 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
laundry room, large family
room & dining room, new
central air and heat, paint,
carpet, new dishwasher,
stove & refrigerator, fenced in
yard. No Pets. $650 month,
$300 security. Call 227-
3511. 2tp2/27

Apartment for rent, 2 bed-
room, unfurnished, central
H/AC, 808 Woodward Ave.
Call 227-7800. 2tc2/27

Long Term Rental Mexico
Beach Semi-furnished, 2
bedroom mobile home,
recently remodeled, clean
and all new with' large
screened in porch. Large
shaded lot in quiet neighbor-
hood'. Located two blocks
from beach, $450 monthly
plus utilities. By appoint-
ment only. Call 647-5450,
after 4:00 pm EST. Qualified
applicants only. 2tp2/27

House for rent, 3 bedroom,
living room, kitchen, 1 1/2
bath, all new furniture and
appliances inc. W/D.
Beautiful. 405 Texas, prive.
'Mexico' Beaeht Short walk to
beach 'at' 7th Street. May-
Sept., $500 a week; Oct.-
April, $800 month. Call 678-
*344-7837. 4tp2/20

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. trc3/6

4, bedroom house for lease,
newly remodeled, 4th Street,,
St. Joe, commercial or rest-
dential. Call 770-719-8314
or 850-227-7813. 4tp2/13

1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.
155 Beach Street,. St. Joe
Beach. StQve, refrigerator,
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off Highway 98, :$550
monthly, $250 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfc3/6

Apart./Homes for Rent:. 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc3/6

Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tic3/6

4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total electric,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
er, washer/dryer hook up,
central air and heat. Great
view of the beach. $950
monthly, $350 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfc3/6

Rental Furnished 2 bed-
room, 2 bath with covered
boat dock on the canal In
Mexico Beach.., New
Construction. Available
October 1st. $950 a month.
Contact Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty at
850-648-1010. tfc3/6

Gulf front, 'long term rental
available, $800 month. Call
Claire at 850-832-4240.. ,2/27

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

BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach

MINI STORAGE
O e 28 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200oo Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
.ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
'house, 1 1/2 ba.; inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up; .';
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. traC/6






Ethan Allen dining room, 48"
petal table, 2 leafs, 4 chairs,
buffet, $1,800. Call 850-229-
8505. To see photo email
clglzeski@yahoo.com. 4tp3/6
Bedroom furniture, solid
walnut, queen size bed with
mattresses, chest, dresser
with mirror, 2 side tables,
$675. Call 229-1233. 3tp3/6

Large emerald green jacuzzi,
beautiful 3 years old, perfect
condition with cover, paid
$3,300 asking $1,700 OBO.
Call 648-1096. ltp3/6

For sale a captains bed, sin-
gle, brandt new, asking $200.
Please call 229-1771 or 229-
22596. ltp3/6

For Sale: Washer, $125; Gas
dryer, $115; Big wheel lawn
mower, $65; STD wheel lawn
mower, $55. All in good con-
dition. Call 647-2570. 2tp2/27

For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message., tfc3/6

Used-furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc3/6
Unfinished Furniture @"
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe;
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 2296374







Yard Sale: 222 Nan Nook,
Mexico Beach, Sat., March 8,
8:00-3:00. Furniture,
Jewelry, China and Toys. '
ltp3/6

Yard Sale: 108 Sundial
Court, behind Beaches Fire
Dept., Sat., March 8, 9:00 till
Noon. Rain or Shine. Yard
stuff, fUrniture, tools, books,
movies and kids stuff! ip3/6

Garage Sale: 309 Sixth
Street, Port St. Joe, Sat.,
March 8, 8:00-12:00. Kimbal
& Gulbransen organs, $125
& 200 each.' Lots of .great
stuff. Itp3/6

Yard Sale: 515 8th Street,
Port St. Joe, Sat. & Sun.,
March 8 & 9. Rain or Shine.
ltp3/6

Moving Sale: Furniture,
knick-knacks, book cases,
lamps, complete unfinished'
pine bedding group, indian
figures, dolphins & pictures.'
All must go. Call 227-904.7,
Marsha for appointment to
look before anyone .else.'.,.






Established local company
looking for Receptionist
/Secretary. some word pro-
cessing and general office
skills required. Hours 8:30-
5:30, Monday-Friday with 1
hour lunch. Starting at
$6.50-$7.50 per hour.'
Flexible hours possible.
Please send resume or sum-
mary of experience to: Reft
Receptionist/Secretary
Employment, C/O The Star,
PO Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Include address,
phone and email address for
response, tfc3/6

Air Conditioning &
Electrical help wanted. Call
Garry Gaddis at 648-5774.
tfc3/6

Wonder Bar hiring
Waitresses. Call.647-9920 or
come by. tfc3/6

CDL Driver (Class B) need-
ed with loader experience.
Apply at C.R. Smith & Son,
Inc., 3055 Hwy. 98, West,
Port St. Joe, FL. tfc3/6


Customer Service, Stocking
inventory, answering phones
and other miscellaneous
office related duties. Person
with computer skills and
working knowledge of office
products desired. Send
resume to The' Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 3245,7 or
drop by The Star office at 209
Reid Ave. tfc3/6

The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the r following position:
Receptionist/Clerk,
$8.00/hour. Applications
are available at City Hall. The
position will remain open
'until filled. Please return
application to the Municipal
Building, 305 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The City
of Port St. Joe enforces a
Diug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an ,Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. 2tc2/27

Geri-Care Assisted Living
Facility: Full-Time/Part-
Time ,& Resident Care
Assistant positions avail-
able. Call Geri or Diana, at
647-2626. 2tc3/6

Now Hiring Receptionist
/Reservation agent and
Sales agent. Experience pre-
ferred. Requires weekend
duty. Fax resumes to Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
648-5779. tfc3/6

Gulf Coast Community
College Office Assistant
(part-time) to assist evening,
faculty & students of the
Gulf/Franklin Center. Hours
are 5:00 p.m, to 10:00 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday
and not to exceed 80
hrs./month. Evening hours
may vary due to changes
with the Center's hours of
operation. Requires a high
school diploma/equivalency.
Enrollment as a Gulf Coast
Community college student
preferred' Salary- .range
begins. .it $6.07/hr.
Position is Open Until
Filled. For more details visit
tour website: www.gc.cc.fl.us
or Job Line: 850-873-3540.
GCCC is an EA/EO employ-
er. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to
apply. ltc3/6

ATTENTION! DRIVER
TRAINEES NEEDED NOW!
Werner has immediate open-
ings for entry-level semi dri-
vers. No experience neces-
sary. Earn 35K-45K first year
plus benefits. 15 day CDL
training is now available. in
your area. For a solid new'
career.call today! 1-877-214-
3624. 4tc3/6

Office Assistant for Real
Estate Office. Organized,
multi-task and flexible. tues-
day thru Saturday, 40
hrs/week. Send. resume to
Office Assistant Job, 109
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Itc3/6

Experienced housekeepers
wanted. Now taking applica-
tions for 'top paid. positions.,
Apply in person, Cape San,
Blas Vacation Rentals, 4320
Cape San Blas Road, 229-
6916. 2tc2/27

Office Manager position for
growing company. Exp. in
AR/AP & Quick Book pre-
ferred. General office duties.
Contact Coastal Design &
Landscape at 229-8880 or,
fax resume to 229-2990. tLr3/6

Beach Market now hiring
part time cashiers. Apply in
person at 6518 IHwy. 98, St.
Joe Beach. No Phone Calls.
Itc3/6

The Gulf County Senior
.Citizens are accepting
applications for a part time
(20hrs) a week respite posi-
tion. The applicant must
have a high school diploma
or GED and reliable trans-
portation since this position
requires working throughout
Gulf County. This person
must feel comfortable sitting
with elderly in their homes,
be able to assist with feeding,
transferring, possible diaper
change and other duties
within the respite guide
lines. Applications for this
position may be picked up at
the Wewahitchka Senior
Center or at the Port St. Joe
Senior Center. For further
information please call
Marion Simmons at 229-
8466. We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer. The
deadline for applications is
March 14, 2003. 2tc2/27
Laborers need for
Landscaping crew. Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in per-
son @ Coastal Design &
Landscape, 2492 Bayview
Drive, Highland View. tfc3/6


Graphic Design /
Typesetting Production.
Excellent computer and. lan-
guage skills required (prefer-
able with Mac's).
Considerations include expe-
rience in Quark, Photo Shop,
Freehand and Illustrator.
Newspaper and/or print pro-
duction experience a plus.
Send resume to: The Star
Publishing Co., PO. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
drop off at 209 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe. tfc3/6

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Class Title:
INTERVIEWING CLERK
Class Code: 3334
Position Number: 993334
Closing Date: 03/05/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$15,785.00 to $39,462.50
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
.GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: (850)227-1276
Suicom: 771-200Q0
Announcement Type: OQen
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action Employer.
Special Notes: *PENDING
APPROVAL *FINGERPRINT-
ING & O/T DUE TO EMER-
GENCY DUTIES REQUIRED.
TWO, POSITIONS AVAIL-
ABLE, BASED IN DENTAL
CLINIC.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position. You may sub-
mit a hard copy of your appli-
cation to the address Indicat-
ed in the announcement. w..

Fisher's Building' Supply
has an opening for a full
time employee. Must be
able to work Saturdays. Pick
up application at 848 Hwy.
22, Wewahitchka. For more
information call 639-5102.
tfc3/6'

The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications 'for
a pWiition in the Sanitation
Department. Applicants
eithermust possess a Class
B CDL or obtain one within
the first 3 months of employ-
ment. Applications may be
obtained at City Hall, 118 N.
14th Street, Mexico Beach,
FL, Monday through Friday
from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM CST.
This position will remain
open until filled. The City of
Mexico Beach is a drug free
workplace and. an Equal
Opportunity Employer. .~ie o

Housekeeping/Cleaners .-
weekends only we are look-
ing for hard working vacatiog0
home cleaners with an eye
for dirt! If you can break a
sweat you can make great
money this summer! Come
clean our' beautiful vacation
homes on St. George Island
and have fun doing It! Apply
at Anchor Vacation
Properties St. George Island,
927-4477.. ltc3/6,

Help Wanted, local, drywall
company. Call 227-8140 if
interested. 2tp2/27

Dependable Working
Kitchen Manager with expe-
rience in staff supervision
and quantity food produc-
tion, needed to join a winning
team in our long term care
facility. Knowledge of state
regulations, sanitation stan-
dards a plus. Good Pay and
benefits available for the
right person. Reliable cooks
full and part time, also need
to join our team. Hospital or
nursing home experience
preferred.
Apply to:
Bay St. Joseph Care
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, Fl 32456
tfc3/6

Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5995. tfc3/6

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.
, tfc3/6

NOW HIRING
Enthusiastic, Dedicated
and Team Oriented
OTR, COTA and SPEECH
Therapist
For Progressive
and Growing Inhoan
Rehab TEAM
Full-time or Part-time
Competitive Salary
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center
Please call Steve Kloss (561)
627-0664 ext. 151
Fax Resume to
(661) 799-7982
Or email Resume to
SKLOS@HQMMail.comtfc3/6


Wanted experienced Real
Estate Broker to manage
real estate office. Must have
a Florida license and have
good communication skills.
Please send resume to Real
Estate Broker, C/O The Star,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe, Fl
32457. 2tc2/27

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
Stfc3/6

Resident Trust
Now taking applications for a
resident trust clerk must be
organized and dependable
computer, billing experience
preferred
Apply to:
Bay St. Joe Care Center
1 220 Ninth Street
'Port St. Joe, FL 32456
S, fc3/6

Floor Tech Needed
Experienenced preferred. to
maintain floors in a 120 bed
nursing facility.,
Must be able to work,
independently and
unsupervised.
Excellent benefits.
Apply to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
tfc3/6,

Wanted reliable high school
or college student with own
transportation to baby sit
for 2 moms, hours flexible.
Call 647-2504. 2tp2/27

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
Experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
tfc3/6






Found: Golden Retriever
puppy. Call, Danny
Tankersley at 227-1200..
ltp3/6

Lost Anniversary band with
diamonds in Family Dollar
parking lot around 1:00.
Reward offered if found
contact 850-263-3949. 6tp2/i3






NEED EXTRA CASH???
"Sign on Bonus's are now
being offered to all
CNA's LPN's RN's
That join our
FUN Exciting team
Applications being taken in
the following areas:
.CNA's
(FT-PT-PRN) All Shifts
LPN
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)
RN
(PT Nights-Th/F/S)
Dietary Aides/Cooks ;
(FT-PT)
Housekeeping Needs
Apply in person to;
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
tfc3/6






Singer portable sewing
machine; Brother word
processor/desktop publish-
er; Self propelled lawn
mower; Xtra large cat carrier
or will trade for mid sized.
Call 647-9246. Itp3/6
44 ft. International travel
trailer, 2 bedroom, 2 slide
outs. Call 850-647-9833.
S3tp3/6

For Sale Like new man's
FSU Watch, Bulova, $20;
Bunn Coffee maker, white,
$25; Motorola cell phone
hand free, $3; Motorola
Micro-tac cell phones, $10;
New Motorola Star-tac
Lithium battery, $10;
Homedic Sleep Machine with
alarm, $10; Truck 56" run-
ning boards, aluminum, $15;
New furnace blower, $20.
Call 229-8427. Itp3/6

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible' Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net
tfc3/6


Old Hamm Radio showcases.
Bayview. Antiques &
Junktiques, 2254 W. Hwy.
98, Highland View. 227-
7410. ltp0/6

Approx. 130' boardwalk 'and
viewing stand, best offer. You
remove. Call 227-9222 ,after
6:00 pm. 4tp2/27:

Small Engine Repair .
Parts, Blades, Engines,
Jobie Barfield 639-36(00'
tfc3/6,






Ready to mbve in! New land
home packages 3 and 4'bed-
room. Panama City area.
Possible 0 down, 6.5% rate.
Payments as low as.$625,per
month. Call 653-0311. i:,

New 28x80 4 bedroom, $50'0
down, $465 per month C('all
763-4266, Vance. I tc3, 6

New 3 bedroom doublewie.,
$35,900. Payments as low as.
$305. Call 763-4266. 1tc3 '6

FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddy
Mac and ConventionaJ land
honi programs. Interest,
rates possible as low as 4e5%o'
-on all our manufactured.
homes. Some 0 down. Call'
Vance at 763-4266 to 'find-
the program for you. E.-,
Qualify. ltc3/6;

UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane-
zone constructed double
'wide, little or nothing out, of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfc3/6

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
itle: or nothing down on
mobile' home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call" 522 -,r,3n00 or
527V-1463 r,.6:

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

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally.
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 52'-I
9300. tfc,/6,

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. 'ft.:
includes delivery & setup,
etc. 'loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr..
Action @'ii 522-9303. Efc /.;6;

ZERO DOWN is what many;
customers qualify for on n6w,
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or.
527-1463. tfc'/6

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down,. LoW:
Low Payments. Mr. Action '<
522-9303 days or 527-1403'
nights. fc3/6

EASY LAND. HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc3/6

PROPERTY OWNERS notfh-:
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.
tfc3/6-

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-'
522-9300 or 850-527- 1463 "
tf3/6






3 FREE BLACK FEMALE
MOSTLY LAB PUPPIES 4
weeks old, black with some
white. Call 227-7798 or 774-
0931 if interested. If no
answer please leave a mes-
Ssage and we will return your'
call. tfc3/6






For Sale By Owner: 6 acres,
3 bedroom,4 2 bath brick.
home with fireplace, In
ground pool, beautiful trees,
$162,900. Call 850-639-
3924 for appointment. 4tp3/6

HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.:
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue,
$149,000. Call 227-1388:
ltp3/6













THE' STAR PO T T. TnUTTD )Y, TARAfkX ti, zflQ it.W 1LID


BY OWNER: High and dry
1/2 acre lot walking distance
.to Intercoastal and public
boat ramp. Located across
-from Lake Charles in
Overstreet. Asking $21,900.
Call Sam at 850-227-7720.
4tp2/27

BY OWNER: 3 bedroom, 2
bath, master bath with
,Jacuzzi tub, 1260 living
space, 780 DBC carport,
storage room, 1 1/2 lots, 4
years old. Call 229-2624.
.4tp2/27.

HOUSE FOR SALE -
bOMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue,
$149,000. Call 227-1388.
2tp2/27

HOUSE FOR SALE: Going
into retirement home, must
sell, 4 bedroom, 2 bath com-
pletely remodeled in 2001
everything new, double lot,
fenced, large storage build-
ing, 216 Joe Ave., White .City.
'C ll'850-827-2699:. 3tc2/27

763 Nautilus Drive St. Joe
.*Beich. Walking distance to
Gulf. 3 bedroom, 2 bath all
* brick with fire place, fenced
in back yard, $175,000. Call
850-873-6127 r 770-995-
2472. 4tp2/20

Gorgeous Bay Front lot on
Sandbar Drive, Treasure Bay
Subdivision. Federal Flood
Insurance available.
$215,000. (850) 229-9766 or
(850) 227-6297. tfc3/6

ZMexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully, furnished.
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4tp2/i3

NEW HOME FOR SALE
Janice Hall Construction
207 Monica Drive in Port
St. Joe. 1577 sq. ft. all
appliances plus washer &
dryei- included. Call 229-
6859. tfc3/6

By Owner: 3 bedroom, 2
bath' 1895 sq. ft., terrazzo
floors, 2 1/2 lots, Redfish
Street, Highland View. Call
227-2049. 4tp2/13

Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Investment & Residential
Property
Joan Lovelace,
Broker.' A.sociate
a' a5:)-6? g-576e'; I6 106-
www.thebeachsite.com.
"*... v uct3l'c


For Sale By Owner: Water
Front Property, White City,
-J Florida, 2.69 acres. Boat
landing with fresh water or
salt water fishing, excellent
for camping park-, has walk
in'freezer unit, horse barn &
lihsrse training ring. $750,000
owner financing available
with 20-25% down.
Appointment only, call 850-
827-6852, Hal or Marty
Kirkland., tfc3/6




S I


HOMEMADE GOURMET TM
"Bringing Farrulies Back
.....to the Dinner Table",.
To schedule a home show,
order niuxes or find out about
the business opportunity.
Contact Teri Nichols,
Independent' Distributor,
850-639-3218 -
fogthedeer@outdrs.net.
2tp3/6

Experienced Bookkeeper,
seeking employment, A/RP
A/P, Payroll, sales tax and
bank reconciliations. MS
Office, Excel, Word and
Quick Books knowledge. Call
850 729-5269. ltp3/6


Tommy's Fix-It Shop -
Welding, Lawn Equipment,
Power Tools, Boat Trailer &
Misc. Call 229-6189. 4tp3/6

Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependablell Can provide
references. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. tfc3/6

WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call .Faux-Walls at
227-5197. tfc3/6








IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA
APALACHICOLA STATE BANK. a
division of Coastal Community Bank'
Plaintiff.. '
v. CASE liC) 0'2-, '3C
JOSEPH P. SPEARS,i l.c. kInov. o
JOSEPH PAUL SPEARS. ANN M.
SPEARS, Individually and d/b/- Port
City Kennel,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of foreclo-
sure dated February 17, 2003. and
entered In Civil Action No. 02-348 CA
of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit In and for Gulf County.
Florida, wherein. the plaintiff.
APALACHICOLA STATE BANK, and the
defendants. JOSEPH P. SPEARS, .also
known as JOSEPH PAUL- SPEARS.
ANN M. SPEARS. Individually arind
d/b/a Port City Kennel, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, at
11:00 A.M., E.S.T. on the 20th day of
March, 2003, at the North door of the
Gulf County Courthouse, Port S5' Joe,
Florida, the following-described real
property as set forth In said Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lots Eighteen (18) and
Twenty (20), Block 10. of
the city of Port St. Joe.
Florida, according to the'
official Map on file in the'
Office of Clerk of Circuit
Court. Gulf County. Florida.
The successful bidder at the sale
will be required to place the requisite
state documentary stamps on the
Certificate of Title.
DATED this 19th day of
February. 2003.
HON. .DOUGLAS ,C. BIRMING-
HAM.
CLERK OF COURT
it :,u ir, Ficr.r ,
B f BEiTTi i ,J-Ti'E
A 'cpui, ,Clef .
Publish Mar.:i n, ar.l P.Ir.:. I 20"
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE '
SI4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR I 'r :
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 02-373
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
. F/K/A,
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
,CHICAGO. AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff.
vs.
E.A. WOOD, et al,.
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pur.uant i.:, -a Final judgment of
Fo,, clo'.ure dal'.t the 17lh d:1 of
Febfuarz 200'. 'and enered in Ca.e
l tr, ,ufl- ,n ,,J I- I ,5J I.-. an.3 lr r jull
C-,our,r. Flo ai,, w.nerein BArd- ONE
r j.,Ti,lA -,n ,,,T ,LIT N F i A THE
FIPST IJ.ATirtikAL 6BAdl. *1 F : HI,:.AG:.'.
AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and E. A.
WOOD: FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGE-
MENT CORPORATION: UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF E.A. WOOD; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY. I will sell t te nr.ighe-st
and best bidder for cash at .e FRONT
LOBBY of the Gulf County
Courthouse. In PORT ST. JOE; Florida,
11:00 a.m. E.S.T. on the 20th day of'
March, 2003. the following described
property as set forth In said, Final
Judgment, to with:: .
L.)T SEEN 171 ELO':IK. ONE Ill
B1'RGE-,S CREEK SUBDIliSIOIUN
AC.':.:'.'R IG T' -ia ri'',FFICL FiLAT
B,:-,:K F.%GE 49 THEFjEF '--il FILE
IN THE OjFFICE '.- TI-HE CLERK -'F
CIR. UI' T C,.. U .'' T JuLF C,.irJl.
FLuFOJNE
I In accordance -with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), 'disabled, persons who. because
of their disabilities, need special
accommodation tol participate in this
proceeding should contact -the ADA
Co..roinatoi" at 100n Ce11in l. CostinSr.
Bi,.a Fort St Joe FL 32456 or
Tiepbhr.e oc S)d -2-6 ii 13 prior to
such proceeding.
Dated this 19th day of February, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ Betty Justice,
Deputy Clerk '
Publish March 6 and March 13. 2003.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH I
JUDICIAL CIRCUITOF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR CuLtf .:COl ri
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 03-13-CA,
WACHOVIA BANK. NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION .. '
f/k/a First UnionwNational Bank. suc-
cessor by
merger with First Union National Bank
of Florida
Plaintiff.
v.


,'


MYRON A. BLISS a/k/a MYRON
BLISS. et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MYRON A. BLISS a/k/a MYRON
BLISS
Box 64
Bancroft. Ontario
Canada KOLICO
MARY H. BLISS
Box 64
Bancroft, Ontario
Canada KOLICO
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a com-
plaint was filed by WACHOVIA BANK.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, formerly
known as First Union National Bank;
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Gulf county, Florida:
Commence at the NE
Corner of the NW 1/4 of the
SW 1/4 of Section 24. T4S,
R10W. and extend a line
South along the East Line of
said NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4,
for 552.4 ft.; thence turn .
SWesterly'for -,, Ii t1 a F.:F'B
from the P06 -c.:oiine ithe -
line last described Westerly
for .16 ft.; thence' turn
Southerly for 100 ft.: thence
turn Easterly for 165 ft.:
thence turn Northerly -for.
100 ft. to the POB. It Is the
Intention of the Grantor to
deed 'a parcel' of property
165 ft. by 100 ft. and that
said parcel may be further
described as follows:
Beginning at the NW Corner
of .Lot One.. (1). In Block
Eight (8) of Britt's
Subdivistiof, Unit One (1),
and continuing Southerly
along the West boundary of
said Block Eight (8) for 100
ft.; 'thence continue
Westerly for 165 ft. to the
R/W .line of West Second
St.: thence continue
Northerly parallel to the
R/W line of West Second St.
for 100 ft.; thence continue!'
Easterly for 165 ft. to the .
POB.
TOGETHER WITH all the
improvements now or here-
after erected on the proper-
ty, and all easements,
rights, appurtenances.
rents, royalties, mineral, oil
and gas rights and, profits.
water rights and stock and'
all fixtures now or hereafter
attached to the property.
has been filed against you and you are
re.:lU.ire.'l io er.e 7. .:'.p f o'ii ,ur trler,
defenses, If any, to It on Gerald D.
Davis, Plaintiffs, attorney, whose
address'is. HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP,
F;al ,I'f'ice BIo 35Z42 I1 Feleri:,uFC
Fl-.rl.a .33 31 on or .,elre -Ipril '
2,',013oi a inlirn thirm I "ri ldaJ i alter the
flrst public aliar ana Iil the original
v.in Ihii Co.urt eitllher bcl--e _-I ,lce on
Plali I1n"s all:.rre, or imrnm e-lateli
ihere'afler orlreratlie ael'ault ill tbe
entero d against r ou for Ithe relief
demandaea in ine co.mnplairn or puluorli
WIThESS my hand and Irie ceal
.'i thi- ,'ourt on miI-_ 2 ir. daa\ ,f
Febrnar, 20".'
D.ugala: C' Birriungharr. Cl'le .
A Clerl. of te InIrcull 'iCou.n
3, 'i Beir, Jusill .
A: Dep.a l' i' ri. l
lI1 a.:.:r.acin:e wlrn [he ,-uren r.:ans .ill.
iz. abilllll. AACt per-onil -lt il: rlIIl-
iec' reeling a lptcil a1.:.:.-6Tim l',' ll
tt, parli-.lp le Ien ..il Fpro.ceedinrd I-houi
r a, ih I.e ir.d.lcdua.i r aeni., arend.
ir, g r,,tnee no later ih-, -_-er.n ,da%, ;
prior to lie pr,-:e.jhn [I hanrinr
inrpaired 'FEl I '' -ra' ,' 7 1 r.l Cr
.Voice (V 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Rela Ser.ice
Publi.atr Mairch 6 and MarchI 13, 2003

LAMAR FAISON FIELDS PROJECT
# 19.046
PHASE
SECTION 00010-ADVERTISEMENT
FOR' BIDS
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
The City of-Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids from any qualified person.
company or 'corporation Interested In
constructing the following projects:
LAMAR FAISON FIELDS
PHASE I
Work ,cosists of:
;:. : P:. arf ." :' '" Field .
PaIrt -, 2. ,. 5c0u.aa
Springgg '
Plans' and specifications can' be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 301 E.
First Street. 3rd Floor, Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456. (850) 227-7100. The bid
must conform..to Section 287.133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public entity
crimes.
Completion date for this project will be
April 18. 2003 for Part I and May 9.
2003 for Part 2.
Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plete the projecton the specified date
will be set at $50.00 per day.
Please Indicate, on the envelope that
this Is a sealed bid, the bid number
and what the bid Is for:
Bids :will be received until 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard time, on March 11,
2003, at the City of Port St. Joe. P.O.
Box 278, Port St. Joe. FL -'457 and
will be opened and rendo r l.aal onh
March 11 ':3 at 15 pm Earleirn
Slandaid Time "the :,.TFipllili: daia:
lor ri'l project af bael aor. 're Cirt
awarding c.nr, March I 1. 2003. the
BoarIl reser.e- ie gnti to, reject any
ar',d ,ll bids "
Publish March 6. 2003

;NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED PRO-
POSALS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The C1v of IWewanlmcnka ,ill accept
propo sales for the i.:.ll:iwinrn
2600 II 6 F'VC Claz.- ;a' FlIpe
4 A -" MJ'I TTeei
4 6" 30" Valve Box & Lid's
2 6" CI M J Elbow's
15- 6". Mega-Lug Relliner Glne',: or
Class 160 PV.: Fipe uih 'a.1. etl _:
8 -6"Trans G i..el .::c- .:.r I. s.II r
Class 160 PVC Pipe
*4 6" M.J Water Valves
S Fire H,iara.il 3' Bunr 4 1/2 .' k- a.
-2 al' zli piple LuLF.-.: a[l
PF.:.p.:-.al; muir i.e eai'ie. and must be
:aril marked 'WATER LINE MATE-
RIALS"
All proposals must be received by the
City Clerk pridr to 4:00 PM (CST).
Monday, March 10. 2003. Proposals
will be opened during the Regular
Commission meeting oif Monday,
March 10. 2003 at 6:30 PM (CST) at
City Hall located at 109 South Second,
Street. Wewahltchka, Florida.
The City of Wewahltchka reserves the
rIght to reject and/or award the bid to
the lowest and best bid In the opinion
of The CIty of Wewahitchka City
Commission.'
Robin Lester ,
Deputy City Clerk .
Publish March 6. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 14TH JUDI-

CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR-
GULF COUNTY
No,02-334-CA k
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company. as
Custodian or Trustee. f/k/a Bankers
Trust -
Company of California. N.A..
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Stacy Burch: Kyra D. Burch. et al,
S.. .: .. DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice Is hereby g er, 'r p'.
suant to, that Final Jaigrr.vi ,:."
Foreclosure dated February 17. 2003.
and entered In civil case number 02-
334-CA, of the Circuit Court of the
14th Judicial Circuit In and for Gulf


County. Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY.
AS CUSTODIAN OR TRUSTEE. F/K/A
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALI-
FORNIA, N.A., is Plaintiff and Stacy
Burch: Kyra D. Burch; Gulf County, a
political subdivision of the State of
Florida; Unknown persons) in posses-
slon of the subject real property; Is/are
Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the front
steps of the Gulf County.Courthouse,
1000 Cecil Costin Boulevard, Port St.
Joe, Florida, Gulf County, Florida. at
11:00 a.m. E.S.T. on the 17th day of
March, 2003. the following described
property as set forth In said, Final'
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 7. BLOCK 3. CORREC-
TIVE REPLAT OF RIVER-
SIDE PARK SUBDIVISION.
ACCORDING TO THE OFFI-
CIAL PLAT THEREOF ON -'"
FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
SCOIPT 'GULF COUNTY,,
-'" F L, ',, ,,,.'. ,
NOITE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act you are
.].14ie, ihl It r a1 I1.1 'flim : I .H le, .:. ( -
Or: a > tl *:,:.ll e.:l.:.. l en'TlpF r.2 I ..:. :.-ll,.:r
a Je .r arJ ar., inl".:.r, iM n :. ol'r.nr...
C.alI '- u-:cd i..r liII purp:_:e-
Dated the 19th day of February, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish Feb. 27; and March 6, 2003
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
I FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR THE
STATE OF -
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAY
COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION -
IN RE: ESTATE OF ALICE PAUL
KUNEL,
DECEASED
CASE NO.: 2003-46-CP'
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
i The administration n4 uf ie E;'a',
.Al" .IICce Paul tuli ,le.:ea.e. 'c ae.
Number 2613-146 CF is pending In the
CircuiLl ,ournt I1.: Bs County, Florida,
Fr.:-.ate i,.il.-lin the address of which
li 3'0 E .1-t Fourth Street, Panama.
City, Florida 32401. The name and
address of the personal representative
and of ,the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:'
All creditors of the decedent and
othei, persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
Including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
ol trai nuince Is served must file their
claim. ,lih this. Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS ,NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. .
All other creditors of the, dece-
dent and other persons having claims
or demands against the decedent's
estate, Including unmatured. contin-
gent and unilquidated claims, must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
iijTICE ALL CLAIMS AND OBJEC-
TIONSHNOT:SO FILED WITH'BE FOR-
EVER BARRED. ,
1 Date, of the first publication of
this Notice is February.27. 2003.
/s/ Paul P. Kunel
12 I t..:.,il-, 14hin SIren
,.1 ,t Be .:l-, F ,:Ilda 324 \ .l
i L Ar, a B D.Oil.:.rEd f.qulre
HUT"TOand BODIFORD
620 McKenzie Avenue '
Post Office Box 2528
Panama City. Florida 32402
Tel: (850) 763-0723
Florida Bar No. 103596
ATTORNEY FOR, PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE
Publish Feb. 27 and March 6. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA'
IN RE. FORFEITURE OF A 1983 GMC
PICKUP TRUCK. V, VIN:
IGTBS14B4D251717
NOTICE OIPACTION'
To: Margarel. Dean. h.-.:t.ica.. khar,.;.
addnez ,...a: n lil C lza le,.' Url
h'.l'a-r,.lr.karka Fl:,l.ia _324- ', "
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
forfeit your Interest In the following
property in Gulf County, Florida:
A 1983 GMC PICKUP TRUCK,
VIN: 1GTBS14B4D251717
has been filed, against you. Michael
David Spiva, and Richard Hixon, and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any. on Jason Vaill
Assistant Attorney General, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address Is The Capitol,
Suite PL-01. Tallahassee, Florida
32399-1050, on or before April 7th,
2003,',and/file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service
on plaintiffs attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
e .iTr endedd in the ,Complalirn :.r F'erui.a.
Daed Felaruir -" 2,0"3
Douglai C Birninlrnrati ,_lier
.Ai Clek r .k l nC ':.ourt
Bj .. Belr) Juii.:e
SAs Deputy Clerk
Publish March 6. 13. 20 and 27. 2003

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATEOF, ,
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
IN RE FORFEITURE 'F
t: .47 24 iU S LCUP.PrrcCuI '1990
,'HERi:LELT .AIJ-RED IN ,',L,-'Rl
VIN# 1GNDM 15Z2LB 114598
CASE -)0 03-38 CA"
NOTICE -OF FORFEITURE PRO- '
CEEDINGS
TO ALL PERiS- .j i-: T.:I:T, an Inter-
est in the at.:...ede'-,riLned property,
,hi. % l, a i-Ci:ed .-:.- r 3Drcalj Jl-nuar,
i-* 0,)3 -r. i .t ull C,= un[r Florid., S iJ
proper, li in irhe :cu [.:d\ of" the Gulf
,OaUlii zlierill'. Dep rtrl ent .,r.,
,'.i.er enui., 1on'a Idc Ilrnholder -r
person ,in possession of the property
when seized has the right to request a
preliminary adversarial hearing for a'
probable cause determination from the
Circuit Court within 15 days of the first
publication of'this notice, with notice
sent certified mail,l return receipt
requested to Cecilia Redding Boyd.
Assistant State Attorney. P.O. Box 860,.
Panama City. Florida 32402-0860. a
Petition for'Findil Order of Forfeiture
has been filed in the above-styled
cause. ; ..
/s/Cecllia Redding Boyd -
CECILIA REDDING BOYD.
Florida Bar8 No. 0004030 ,'-, ,.' ,

F:- _.a, *I] FL32402

ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY. ,,,
Publish March 6 and-March 13. 2003.
;:TATE ,:,F FL'.FJu't.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
PERMIT ;
This intent to Issue a permit (File
No. 23-0202160-001-DF) to Ellis
Smith. c/o Garllck Environmental
Associates. Inc. to construct a'365 ft X
4 ft aceess pier with a 6 ft X 15 ft ter-.
miniel platform for a total of 1550 sq ft
toebe used as a kayak launch Is hereby
grarneo urld'. a a oulllid e,'il i.'C I -lil,,i-, .. r
an :.,dnnr'lt'ra' a huIni. lI ilnel,
filed under sections 120.569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes as pro-
vided below. The procedures for peti-
tioning for a hearing are set forth


below. The project Is located on County
Road C-30-E across the street from
Haven Road, Cape San Bias. Section
19, Township 9-South. Range 1.1-West.
Class II Waters, Approved Shellfish
Harvesting Area. Outstanding Florida
Waters, Saint Joseph Bay Aquatic
Preserve, Latitude/Longitude:
29'42'01"N/85"22'30"W. Gulf County.
I A person whose substantial
Interests are affected by the
Department's action may petition for
an administrative proceeding (hearing)
under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the Information set forth below
and must be filed (received by the
clerk) In the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard. Mail
ilIr .:.r, 35. Tallahassee. Florida
Because the administrative hear-
,Ing process Is designed to.re-determine

Itral 1,-,, .i ', i .,,T. .:..JII
,a .:- :.| inre p, n iii r.1 lr,. I :' : .- .f 1
Ir:.: i.:. A I.l Ihe ari el.. I_ : -
Sr ::.,:.:,Ir. :ieI' ..rn i n: .i.nln.:.r ,5 r.'r
activities under- th p-.. rr.ir le.,: u.-. nl
the deadlines below for filing a petition
for an administrative hearing, or
request for an extension of time have
expired. ,
*Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the
Florida Administrative Code, a person
,whose substantial Interests are affect-
ed by the Department's action.may also
request an extension of time to file a
petition for an administrative hearing.
The Department may, for good cause
-shown, grant the request for an exten-
Ssion of time. Requests for extension of
time muEi abe inl.'l .I.ul the Office of
General Co.:ue:l a' i.-e Department at
_' i. ni.:.r :.-o .:~llh .:.ul'.I ard, M all
I-lI.:.1-. 3I i" ll,- .i : 'ee.' Florida
32399-3000, before the applicable
deadline: A timely request for extension
.f n ,re ihaii I.:.li,the running time peri-
.::d fo I. lling i.petition until the request
I n.:e.J up-i- I[fa request is filed late.
the'Department may still grant It upon
3a uu.ion t., in.- -reue.-ll.i party show-
ir rat ihe i.llurr. ... Ille request for
Ia, eI.eei -.-I.r, :I -mr be .:,c: the dead-
hie .' :, iI' i- .J .:-.f excusable

Ir. the r.en that a timely and
s'Ill'l.ci l[ pclilu .ri l.:.r an administrative
hearing is filed, other persons whose
substantial Interests will be affected by
the outcome of the administrative'
process have the right to petition to
Intervene in the, proceeding.
ini,-r :n. I :.-n will be only at the discre-
I1.:. :.1 i[, prelidlr.ig officer upon the
IIIIn .1a mrn.:.-ic.,, I-n compliance with
rule 28-106.205'- of the Florida
In r.ai..e : ''m.I rules 28-
I1. 1 li n 'l and .2-. I 1 0 l.iia3)ia)(4),
peliic.n l.-r a. a.rmnirii:r.ll.-e hearing,
I., ,he appl.hi:a. ar1 tr.ui .,c fIile, within
i4 .1 .:.lI ritceipt *i [.-hi v rlr.cn notice.
Petitions flied by any persons other
than the applicant, and other than
those entitled to written notice under
section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, must be filed within 14 days
of publication of the notice or within 14
days of such' notice, regardless of the
date ot publication.
Under section 12060(3)6of the
Florida S iuue I.v..C'. r ,'a., ,person
who has ae,i- 'lie -'eparimchl for
.i.:., :e ,:,' .,;r,:., -j.; r r. b fie 1 peti-
:.r:. .nr r. 14 days of such notice,
f,.ga.rdie: af tihe .d le .jf | i .i i..l.tlon,
.I liI 1 peu .n 'li. e af.l. .n r l inn .
,d1 r'-::- h ih.:ri'd .fL.'. I IIn time of
filing. The failure of any person to file
a petition for an administrative hearing
or pursue mediation as provided-below
within the, appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver of those
rights.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action Is based must
contain the following Information:
(a) The name 'and address of
each agency affected and each agency's
file or Identification number, if
known; I
.( b) The name, address, and tele-
lio'he .number of the petitioner;: the
rai..' :,.i.lr,: ; .'d tieeph:-ri. r.umi.ir
1 1D,:" 1-*3 ll.b:,', r ga' I '.. i i
J. l, -l a l na l IE I .- .Jr. .[I '
f.-e:rl.in :.d an explanation of how
1,'. penuoner's substantial Interests
r,: o.r ,ill be affected by the agency
determination:
(c) A statement of when and how.
the petitioner received notice of the
agency decision:
(d) A statement of all disputed
Issues of material fact. If there are
none. the petition must so Indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the
uliumae fI.:ls alleged, Including the
kspc.il'i. I'ar.i that the petitioner con-
tend : -arrain reversal or modification
of itel ac-i,,:.. prdposel action; and
ni'l -, itAtement of the specific
fules or statutes'that the petitioner
contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the agency's proposed action;
"' (g) A statement of the relief
soughtby the r p :r-. r ri- ii nr rr
cisely the. acti.,n 1,ai tri.- Ip rn'i'n,,C'
wishes the agency to take with respect
to the agency's proposed action.
A F-,nni.u, that does not dispute
the. .eiail : facts on which the
Department's action Is based shall
state that no such facts are In dispute,
and otherwise shall contain the same
info.lrma.r.a 'a;' .eIl f .ih bove. as
requir,.l I tj rule 2." -:.'I Under
sections t20.569(2)(c) and (d) of the
Florida Statutes, a petition for admin-
istrative hearing must be dismissed by
the agency if the petition does not sub-
stantially comply with the alove
requirements or is untimely filed. .
This action Is final and effective
on the date filed with the Clerk of the
Department unless a-petition is filed in
accordance with the above. Upon the
rihi-:, [l'nu : :.1" p Nin.:r, NilI order will
1U:'[ L l.1 l e u,.Il l 'umTi.r order of
Tri, p n-nr..i ,..:- ule an order
.1i' [i- ep.riF T:e- Tii: applicant has
'l1. right r-.:. e lu.'l:i .1 rI lew of the
,:.i.lr unJ,,i. .-.':l.d. 12':, ',8 of the
Florida Statutes. by 'the filing of a
notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the
Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure
with the Clerk of the Department In the
Office of General Counsel., 3900
Commonwealth Boulevard, -Mall
Station 35. Tallahassee. Florida.
32399-3000; and by filing a copy of the
ni.:e on lIte appeal accompanied by
.me .pplih a.: fling fees with the
appropriate district court of appeal.
The'notice of appeal must be filed with-
in 30 days from the date.when the final
order Is filed with the Cerk of the
the Land r,,i ". a'-, .J,.i i,: ar,:.




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The application Is available for
public Inspection during normal busi-
ness hours. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Monday. through Friday, except legal
holidays, at Department of
Environmental Protection. 2353 jenks
Avenue, Panama City, -Florida 32505.
c: Garlick Environmental Associates
c/o Dan Garlick -
Publish Mardh 6., 2003
INTEGRAS REHABILITATION PHASE
i II '
PROJECT #153.002
AMENDED O
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
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T h e
Gulf county Board of. County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids,
from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested In constructing
the following project:
INTEGRAS REHABILITATION
PHASE II
This Is a Fiscal year 2003 Small
Cities Community Development Block
Giant, Funded Project. DCA Project
No. 03DB-89-02-33-01-E62.
The Contractor shall provide all
materials, equipment and labor to
complete the project.
This project consists of expand-
ing the Integras Therapy and Wellness
Center in Gulf County, Florida.
.Elements included in the construction
are: earthwork, new roads, 2,400 FL 6"
water main. 7.720 LF 4" force main.
1,805 LF 8" gravity sewer main and 2
lift stations. All quantities are approxl-
.mate. ,
Fl,..' ,a al'J _f I,'ll.: l e, '' .:,2 la,?
r.L.I ln.,.. In' f :J Ir. n.: 4 -'-"
l'l =" *:,r, a a n r,7,lT :in '~ I Fl-,rl.1
2. i'-', | .. I 44 'nle LId m- il
:,3 ,l ., I,:, e,:rl, 2'. L-- 'I fl,:-riiJ
[ l'l r^: *1un uIa l,: e.*'ln .:nm ie;
,-, I.r i-i -.. : 4 .,e .'I.:l n
v, ll 1:': n' er --e 3r-.3 li r, ,
refundable. Checks should be made
payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC.
Bids will be received until 11:00
a.m. Eastern Time, on Tuesday, April
1. 2003,.at the Gulf County Clerk's
Office. 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd..
Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
and will be opened and read publicly
immediately thereafter. Any bids
received after the specified time and
date will not be considered. All Bids
shall be submitted in triplicate in an
envelope clearly marked "Sealed Bid -
Integras ri','LIlIr:.'.la r ,, Phase II
Project 1.3n1l ',-'3 2 .- bid Bond in
the amount of 5% of Bid shall accqm-
pany Bid., The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners reserves the
right to relect any ,and ill bids. All Bids
shall be in, .:., r a |pe.r.n:.J of 60 days
after opening. *
A mandatory pre-bid meeting
will be ne.l -:.e Wednesday March 19.
2003, a ,, p.m. Eastern Time at
Preble-Rish, Inc. office, 301 East I1st
Street 3rd Floor. Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Point of Contact will be'Chris
Forehand. P.E., Preble-Rish, Inc.
Consulting Engineers at (850) 522-
0644. Fax 522-1011, or e-mail fore-
hanc@preble-rish.com.
Completion date for this project
will be 120 days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed Is presented, to the
successful bidder, and liquidated dam-
ages for failure to complete the project
on the specified date will be set at
t" y:,' I'r.,r day.
-ii Lidders i'.,ll| .:,o.r'l .n I ill
applicable state a "o la:.,:l .a :.:r,
o ru ii II..-:i. nr.iirn re 'i ran 'ir, and' ree
,l -Iria. r.i : .1 ,:.. ,:L,:.r-: dolng -b :inei
Sn Florida.
Gulf County Is an Equal Opportunity
Emplbyer/-Handlcap Accessible/Fair
rli:.u .,i-l J uriult li,:,-l
Sft.,' '':F .: .''-,IiT COMMISSION-
EPS
S'UILF C-,Ui Ti FL.ORjD,,
b., I Jc.r, I. a rnre .: arman
'rIe: S..la Birmiialiaar.m
Clerk ,
Publish March 6 and March 13, 2003
GULF COUNTY HAS BEEN .
AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS UNDER
THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHEL-
TER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM
I '--.:- :u, d '.-'. y l l[ : ,p ni' n.'.r ,
en'.,:, 1.:.. a.nd iliellr r p ,trarn:i in mi.
area. ,
The selection, was made by a
National E-,a. -d ia1i 1-. chaired by the
Federal EMr.eg.r..:{ Management
Agency -(FEMA) and consists of repre-
'sentatives' from the Salvation Army;
American Red :Cross; United Jewish
Communities; Catholic Charities,. USA;
National Council of Churches of Christ
in the U.S.A.: and United Way 'Of
America.iwhich will provide'the admin-
istrative staff and function as fiscal
agent. The Board was charged to dis-
tribute funds appropriated by
Congress to help expand the capacity
of food and shelter programs In high-
r,..:d af. i; il.:.uild i-,: .:iaunl.l ,
.- Li.':Il FI ar-, 'i c.J' p .l7 meem..
L n'i to'l cr.1:, illlnl_ r'. -... '.. ,,ar.U-i
E,,.,u r.J al ,_", laj ,_-, ll r .lie[ 11
.J,:I. r.- lr.e ': in .: i lurras a 'aw .]e.:] [.:'
...ulf ,*:,.l Ij 1.:, Le l-lt.u'edi
among the emergency food and shelter
programs run by local service organiza-
tions in the area. The Local Board Is
responsible for recommending agencies
to. receive 'these funds and any addi-
tional funds available under this phase
of the program.
Under the terms of the grant'
from the National Board, local organi-
zations chosen to receive funds must:
1-) be private voluntary non-profits or
units of government, 2) have an
accounting system. 3) practice nondis-
crimination, 4) have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emergency food
and/or shelter programs, and 5) If they
are a private voluntary organization,
they must have a voluntary board.
.ruialiri ', organizationss are urged to
Gulf County has .distributed
Emergency Food and Shelter funds
previously with the Gunl' .'.-.unr, .e-o.r
Citizens Association .-,artn,:iparing un r,
the Gulf County, Board of County
Commissioners. They were responsible
for providing 4.,624 meals in 2002 In
Gulf County.
Public or private voluntary orga-
nizations interested In applying for
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
funds should contact Larry Wells for
Information concerning applying. The
deadline for applying is March 14,
2003.
R. Larry Wells
Gulf County/Courthouse
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Rm 303
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-9110,
Fu li; r'r, ri-i :r. 2', '"'i

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. FOUR.
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 03-14 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of PAUL SINGH
SANDHU.
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the estate
of Paul Singh Sandhu, deceased. File
Number 03-14 PR is pending In the
CIrcuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Dvision, the address of which

Is Gulf County Courthouse, i000 Cecil
G. Costln, Sr. Boulevard. Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and that
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below:.
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is served
within three months after the date of
the first publicatIon of this notice must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM. -
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with
'this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST


PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of thls Notlce.ls March 6. 2003.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH. GIBSON & SHOLZ, P.A.
206 E.'4th Street
P.O. Box 39*
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/CHARLES A. COSTIN
681 PlantatIon Drive
Jones Homnestead '
Port St. Joe. PL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish March 6 and March 13.'2003

NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICA-
TION FOR ACQUtl'ITION OF A SAV-


NGS INTTTO ADFRPR


tact with the families living on this
road. and notify them of what Is going
on with'the repairs to the road. Upon
Inquiry by Commissioner .McLemore,
Don Rich. of the Gulf County School
System, appeared before the Board to
discuss the school bus route.
C.B.R.A. MEETING/
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Chairman Barnes discussed a meeting
In Washington. D.C. regarding flood
Insurance ratings (C.O.B.R.A.) for
homeowners living at Cape San Bias
and Indian Pass. stating that he. Chief
Administrator Butler, and Building
Official Hammond attended. He report-
ed that Attorney Harrison also attend-
ed, and gave a very good presentation
on behalf of Gulf County. Chief
Administrator Butler stated that he
feels that the meeting went well.
APPOINTEE / BUDGET COMMITTEE
Chairman Barnes passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Fox. and mlotioned to


evaluate their abilities on
the road. Those, seniors

who have never taken the
course, or if it has been

more than three years
since the course was taken,
need it for the insurance
discount. Millions of satis-
fied seniors have taken the
course.
Make a reservation
now- space is limited.
Call Ruth McLaughlin at
850-648-3067. Walk-ins
are welcome on a" space
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INGS INSTITUTION AND FOR PER-
MISSION TO ORGANIZE A FEDERAL
SAVINGS INSTITUTION
This Is to Inform the public that under
12 C.F.R. Section 574.3,and 552.2-1 of
the Rules and Regulations,of the Office
of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Bayside
Financial Corporation, a proposed uni-
tary savings and loan holding company
located at 301 First Street. Suite 100.
. Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456 will file on
or about Monday, March 10. 2003
applications with the OTS.,for permis-
sion to organize and acquire control of
a Federal Savings Bank to be known as
Bayside Savings Bank and located at
102 Baltzel Avenue. Port .St. Joe
Florida. Anyone may. submit written
comments in connection with this
application within 25 days of the filing
of the application. Up to an additional
15 calendar days to submit comments
may be obtained upon a showing of
good cause, if a written request, Is
Me.:"I 3 L,. ie .'. T'E .nm lr. li, iriul i
Il. pcfl..,d 71. ie :.:.|IIIII *IU.lI Ie
,:l'n: -_' nuliirn':,.nJ-=l,, 1. L n Rerii,nal
rIlr-.:h. -r *;]I,:e .r Thrlll super.is.rn
1 4-", Fea.:nlfree ,rreet i.:rll-,ea!l
1.uj .-.I i, .-. 0 3 .:1 a .:.: i llt arli l l.n
of J. Greg Johnson of Bayslde
Financial to Its address stated above.
Written comments In opposition to the
application should address the regula-
tory basis for denial of.such applica-
tion. and.be supported by the Informa-
tion specified In, 12 C.F.R. Section
516.120(a).iYou miay request an Infor-
mal meeting on such application by fil-,
ing a written request with the OTS that
describes the nature of the issues or
facts to be discussed and the reasons
1 I., *.Tl ':'. aut.,rni:':,ir.; are insuffl-
CIl-.I h,:. a',-j.ua.:l, i-.dr et these facts
or i- me:
You' may look at the non-confidential
portions of the application and all com-
ments filed with the OTS .Regional
Office. This Information Is-available for
public ir,'p'e.,:ir. a, the appropriate
OTS Snei,.r. i *'l'i.:n during regular
business hoprs. If you have any ques-
tions concerning these procedures,
contact the OTS Regional Office at
(404) 888-0771.
Publish March 6, 2003


Minutes



From Page 63B
CHARLES WHITEHEAD
,WEWAHITCHKA LIBRARY/GRAND
OPENING
Co:.mmis eio-ne':r Feersr distat:ud td ilf'
.r. all. if..r.In .. I U.. ar e 'ch .
lr ,ar.- I .ra ri a31r i,.i tl ,,: '.. a I. r
tl'. ,nF .,J i alpr.11'1 Fl. r .nha3-le _'rl..
and I1- II. arf r ll t11 I.:.r all l, inlelf :ifl.
.:.rn [hie nci'v ,1farri
GULF PINES HOSPITAL/
RENOVATION
Commissioner Peters stated that Gulf
FJloe Ba H u:m:apail- In SI. p.cey c r'-'fi
Sau,:.r ir. b :luide rn .. ,eq r I
repo,-Acd ih i a gfain, ,,,er, lf iz i- l:- be
h .l3] or. Fea.r ,a a 2".,r'.'r I.: .
uC.I0 rr'''e. lll a u r :- .l nI .. a
attend.
ST. JOSEPH BAY HUMANE
I SOCIETY/STH YEAR
Commissioner Peters recognized the
St. Jbseph Bay Humane Society. and
re -_..:..Ie3 [1-a i 1|1_; i I;iw ir ':.tll 'lcir h.,
r.pei [.n 'a H. lLte3.] rlina Eili F..: .:
nI- ] a ,i :,' ials- 3a hn r Inl:...'.e 13 :i l.ll;
fund, I'.:.r ur..lie i ed I- ,
~.:.r,,r,|; |c.qcr F. F r:'- tl, l-.ked
na drl.'fn let.er ifan Mal M .- Lee,
ar, n rp e.,-.3 tlh i Sre B 1 .si e d-r.h Bay
I-luml n i,'?,:i', >il ,hlo l a in u e ter s on
b aFeeruthL p-h a a-i b,3 p nm an lthed
by"nor e of-'ii-l-nm Euill is
L.D.R./COMPREHENSfVE PLAN
C COMMITTEE
Commissioner Peters discussed
appointing members to the L.D.R. /
Comprehensive Plan Committee at the
last regular' meeting (01/14/03), and
inquired if a letter of acknowledgment
has been submitted to these, members.
Cr.ne A.aminitrfriE.r Eurier stated that
Il omiCe h-. r..:.t -e-.-. out letters
because this project Is being handled
by' another. office. Commissioner
eTronar-' T tdlisal Ine c Fo.mmllx. mern
Iulan aioJ eeo.tlle Bar Inaprv:e
e,,:,pl Biai\ Jll :.$. .nile
CHARLES WHITEHEAD
WEWAHITCHKA LIBRARY
Commissioner Fox discussed the grand
opening of the Charles Whitehead
Wewahltchka Library, and commended
Allen McNaIr for his hard work on this
'project.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by CommissionerTraylor,
second by Commissioner Fox., and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects Payment:
District I Wewahitchka Middle School
Boys Baseball $300.00 (End)
CHARLES WHITEHEAD
S' WEWAHITCHKA LIBRARY
Commissioner Traylor discussed the
'.ev litbrar, ir. l'e..ilh:hka, andasked
Rilen M.1.:rir i.a .:ome before the Board
0to mi:u.a-e el.pe.-ni._ Allen McNair
p,,arr:,.J reirare tre Board to discuss
th project; and thanked them for their
$25,000.00 donation. Mr. McNair stat-
ed that the library opened last Sunday;.
and a dedication will be held In March.
JARROTT DANIELS ROAD BRIDGE
REPLACEMENT
Commissioner Traylor discussed
replacement of the Jarrott Daniels
Road Bridge. stating that, three other
bridges in District I have been replaced
or repaired by D.O.T., and there were
no temporary bridges installed (resi-
dents had to detour another way). He
then presented photos of the Jarrott
Daniels Road Bridge to the hBoard.
CommIssioner Traylor stated that Don
..Rch, of the Gulf County School
System, has. attended the meeting
tonight to answer questions regarding
Iir : l-.o ,la ulE r ro,, le ."rn i ,hi; r.:.a d R oa d
dSurperri, er.rcJlerj- ei reprin,.l that the
Faad Deparnmct 'nil be replacing the
drain pipes; cleaning out the ditches,
and packing fill dirt onto the road prior
to the bridge being replaced. After fur-
ther discussion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to lower the weight limit on
the Jarrott Danlels Road Bridge to 5
tons (Is currently sem at r s tons).
"Commissioner MPLemore seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
Kim Raffleld appeared before the Board
to discuss the log trucks, school bus,
stating that the bridge Is In bad shape
and needs to be replace d. She InquIred



about the sem-trucks usec ngd ths
bridge, and destroy ng the paved uroadsi
oIn the area Commliss iner McLemore

derscussed the log trucks using the
bridgemt sign and enforcement to keep theo post
ga trucks rrom: g semi-trucks on the
jrr,:'o Dir!1 Road from County





Road n386 to Stat e Road 22.
Commissioner Peteraylrs seconded theat
motion andr after friher discussion.
Commissioner McLemare amended hr s
two-week notice to allow them time to
Commissioner Peters seconded the


limlt sugnr and enforcement to keep the




that there are three families living on


Superintendent Knee will keep In con-


appoint Charle Westori to serve on "he
Budget Committee.. Commisslh
Peters seconded the motion, an
passed unanimously. Chairman'
returned the Chair to Commit
Barnes,
GRANT/GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Gulf County Health Department
Administrator Doug Kent appeared
before the Board to request that they
approve submittal of a grant applica-
tion for the Health Department, stating
that the Health Department will use,
$25,000.00 from their budget for the
match. Commissioner Peters motioned
to proceed with the grant' application
process. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and It passed unan-
imously.
PAYROLL HIRE DATE/BLAND
Commissioner Traylor discussed Ken
Bland's request to have his start date
retroactive to May 17. 2000 (request
was removed from. the '.Consent
Agenda). Emer e.'-. r.ar emeni
Director WellsAj-..u-'ej ih Union
Policy, and requested that the Board
Ob itc 'tu e, [t. l m .:. nr ,:-con.
Si:L, [I f i r r i- p r i .. .
r'.iTni .,: r F er ers rr,..:.ri:r.ed i.:. rabl.
this Issue to allow Emergency
Management Director Wells to contact
the Union. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. There being no further
business and upon motion by
Commissioner, Fox, second by
Commissioner Traylor., and unanimous,
vote, the meeting did then'adjourn at
7:05 p.m.. E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES. CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK

Environmental Quality

Incentives Program Sign-up
The 2003 Enmironrimental
Quality Incentives Program

(EQIP) sign-up is effective and
will end on March 28. EQIP is

an anc cultural cost -share pro-
gram that is used to solve con-
servation and environmental
concerns relating to agricul-

ture. Applications are: being
taken at *the USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA) office in
Blountstown. AppliLaions will

be ranked according to pnon-
'les for funding
Popular cost-share
practices have beer used to
improve livestock grazing (4"
well, pipeline, trough; interi-
or cross fencing, pasture

planting, critical area treat-
ment), reduce soil erosion on
cropland .(no-till. strip-till,
Smulch-til,] cover crop, criti-
Scal area treatment), and
waste management on ani-
mal operations For -more
nfrdormaton cal !USDA-FSA
at ,(850) 674-8388, ext. 100
or USDA-NRCS at (S50) 674-
8271, ext. 3.

AARP Driver Safety
Course Offered
The-Port St. Joe Senior

Center will sponsor the
New Edition 5 AARP
Driver Safety Program.
This highly effective dri-
ver's refresher course'is
- approved and encouraged
by state and federal gov-
erTirnents and is biffried t9
all dnvers fifty Y ars of
age and older.
,The course will be

taught at the Senior
Center, -120 Library Drive,
Port St. Joe on Tuesday
and Wednesday, Marci

11 and 12, from 9:00 a.m.
,to 1:00 p.m. EST. Classes
will be presented in two
four-hour, sessions over
the two-day period, and
will be instructed by Dick

McLaughlin, a trained
AARP volunteer.
Upon completion of the
. course, a certificate will
be issued to each partici-
pant to give or send to
their insurance company
for a discourit on auto
insurance for the next
three years. To cover
some of the expenses a fee
of $10.00 per person will
be collected. Checks are
to be made payable to
AARP. There are, no exam-.
inations, no driving tests
and no chance of losing a
dnver's license.
The course will. teach
senior drivers to become
more aware of hazards on
the road, age-related
physical changes and how
to- cope with hazardous
weather driving condi-
tions. It will also cover
new laws, highway signs
and road markings, and
the' safety aspect of dri-
ving. The effects of alcohol
and the danger of mixing
alcohol and medications
will be discussed. Also
covered will be ways to
avoid the criminal while
getting into, out of, and
while driving a car. These
are just some of the topics
to be. covered, but the
course will include much
more.
Who needs this course?
According to government
and insurance company
reports, every driver age
fifty and older needs to re-


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


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Locally
Owned _


o 4 Residential
Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
Molel Flea Control Condominiums
Household Pest Control New Treatment
Real Eslate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Specializing in Vacation Rental Properties
FAMILY OWNED
if'PLEASANT & PROFESSIONAL
"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Products




C. R. SMITH

& SON, INC.
Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976
Port-o-let Rentals
-Daily -
Weekly
SMontly
Your .
LOCAL
Port-o-let
Provider
Serving The Community Since 1976


SOUTHERN
PEST CONTROL
"Service Excellence with
I Southern Hospitatlity"
I Call 8198469 I
I for FREE Estimate I
l We will save you money I
I $10 Initial Visit I
off with this
I O couponp3/
L. .


Robert E. King DDS

General
Dentistry
325 Long Avenue
227-1812
Hours By Appointment


M


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
1 80 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671

CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Cle:ks
648-5165

FMAnes Satellite
&Service Antennas
6331 GeorgiaAvec., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061j

COSTIN'S
Bookkeeping Service
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8581


WELD~~INGSRIE


CALL TO PLACE YOUR
AD TODAY! 227-1278
ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work# 227-5112

.F GARRY L
AIR CONDITIONING II
.EXTENDED WARRANTY FR
ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINAl
K 648-5474


NS
Is
EEE
NC


Willard's
Appliance Repair
&/Emergency Service Available
VWarranty Work For All Major Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485

GADDIS '
TALLATION & REPAIR
ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON
:ING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
FL LIUCENSE ER0Q10992, RA1154218 1


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.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 ER0007623


I :, ....


Sales And Service
A/C Heating Ice Machines
Commercial Refrigeration New and Existing Homes
Phone: 229-2665
Owner: Brent Pierce 229-COOL
State Lic. #RA0066486 Mobile: 227-5568



NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
*Rolling Shutters
Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters




WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
VINYL WINDOWS e SEAMLESS GUTTERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
ALUMINUM HANDRAILS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS & SHUTTERS

227.5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME RRO60


Call 227-1278 to place your ad with us!


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone Mobile
850 1 850
229-8651 227-8024


J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
-. r nPort St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
S Fax 229-6041

RadioShack
Authorized Sales Center


II 'Ic s'SnoIUI


ROGER STOKES
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
647-3328
Free Estimates RF0066770
PLUMBING REPAIRS


" Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial',
A & R Fence
Fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimales
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Office: 850-229-6018 Fax: 850-229-8976
Complete Service For Septic Systems
* Installation *Pump-Out
* Repair Drain Fields
One call does it all for your septic problems!
Servnra T77, C.,rnanrtsr 5n, ,197I6

Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, hic.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS.
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-COS57220,
RGO051008, ER0011618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885


Terry Enterprise
Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
Business Licensed
& &
Residential Insured
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile
RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSED & INSURED

\ S & L
Painting

ALSO CLEAN ASPHALT ROOFS
Pressure Washing Special:
ANY HOUSE $125


Scott

827-2657 *


COASTAL STEAMWAT
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We clean them. Bcst equipment on the market.
Call for free estimate now
647-3834


Burkett

227-5952Cell


CLEANING
I Windows
Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Leslie Burkett
H: 827-2657


Carpet Country 1
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 *Fax 229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
TRY IT TODAY!,



CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY
STEAM CLEANING AND RESTORATION SERVICE
24 Hour Water Extraction Flood Restoration Specialist
Fire/Smoke Restoration IICRC Certified Technicians
Residential/Commercial Cleaning Mold and Mildew
Remediation Sewage Backflow Free Estimates,
Disinfectant/Deodorizer Stain protection Available


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Bob's Total Remodeling
and New Construction
D NileaL P...0
S.:.i,:h \atlk, Trm i'.~.l
Ccrimi.: Trll Spr.ps Hnd iPAls
Bobby Brake
(H) 227-1460 (C) 628-764W
SREMODELINCG(
MAINTENANCE
FIX UP FOR SALE
QRE PAI RS
PROJECTS UNLIMITED

Q647-3612Y
QUALZWORK
CHRISTIAN VALUES
6tp2/6
SFraming 'Concrete Trim
*Remodel & Additions
ASP BUILDERS
Insured Residential Contractors *
RR282811090
Alahn Woya gau Gilbert
850.647.3497 850-227-1490
Mobile 227-4955 Mobile 227-8102

Steve Brant's

ROOFING
LICENSED & INSURED
LIC. #RC0050321
Port St. Joe Call
2291-6326


Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
-Large or Small, We Do Them 'All
- No Job Too Large or Too Small



New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644




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'The:eHouse-qDoctors"
Restoring America
Home Improvements &
... Home Building Specialists
THOMAS E. WALSH
General Contractor,
(850) 647-2979
St. Joe Beach, Florida .
4/27 Lic.# RG0066513
"Get Ready for Spring"
D&C Home Repair
"All Types of Repair"
Drywall Painting Carpentry
No Job Too Small!
647-8052 647-1698 899-3203 (Cell)

PHILS HOME
,. IMPROVEMENTS
s *REPAIR AND REMODELING
(850) 229-6460
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
LicenseJ and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
Rodney Hall Port St. Joe, FL
Roofing, Inc. J license #RC0067081



25 ars EAperience9 V

Phone (850) 229-6859
S~T T i i "E iii (s


H&H


Ki(in
Hunter


Trucking Tree Service
Wewahitchka, FL
FREE ESTIAL4TES INSURED
850-639-3325 227-8289 (Cel.)


Tree


44 ft. lift *


LLC


INSURED
Tree & Limb removal


Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580


Port st. Jo, Fl
Landscape
& Curbing
Concrete Landscapef Bonler
85o-229-5282


D&D QUALITY
AUTO SERVICE
Engine & Transmission Service
s Tire Service
Welding
Specializing in
GM Transmission
647-2848
,ynday-Friday 8:00-5:00


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Make your



a reality
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.B.A

850-647-8028


OL & NEW& ROF ORK


Free Computerized
) Water Analysis
Chemicals Parts
Cleaners
Liquid Chlorine
Above Ground Pools
Hot Tubs


Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Tours Today!


408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe,
(across from post office)
229-POOL (7665)


FL.


Call us to place your
ad today 227-1278!


Heatu g& Cooli
Heating & Cooling


a
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BUSHHOGGIN'
By Larry, & Pat
850-648-6652


FREE
ESTIMATES


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SUN (.OAST
Lawn Er Latdsicaping
Full Lawn Maintenance .
Land-cape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential ,
Office:
(850) 647-2522 '


Free Esimates Established 19,1
TLC Lawn Service;
"Every yard needs a little TLC"
229-6435
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired

SST.JOE

NURSERY & SUPPLY,
706 FIRST STREET 'PORT ST. JOE
227-21 .12
Beside St 1oe Rent-All


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976
We offer services from land clearing to
port-o-let rentals!
WE DO IT ALL!
Give us a call for a free quote!
Serving The Community Since, 1976 0 .


f Ooasfa1 De'ig& da hdesape, he. L
1k ^,,^ Your total landscape solution!
S so50-228880ssso
1kh Landscape design & implementation, wells & irriga-
tion system, brick pavers, yard maintenance & more!

11k
well Drillim Palm TK5














GroundWorks
Landscape & Turf Management
Commercial & Residential
Total Landscape Solutions Induding: Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You 'Can Count On








Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *

850-647-8963 7 850-227-6131
Utinid a minltod i $' U isi


LI-CENS ED INSURED,


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