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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: March 13, 2003
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Seizing Second

Chances................ Pg. 4A
Commitment to Florida's
Great Northwest.....Pg. 6A
DAR Essays................ Pg.2B
Public Radio in PSJ.Pg.7B
Mexico Beach
Council.... .............. Pg. 4A
Mexico Beach Audit
Update.......................Pg 7A
Sports News......Pgs. 10,11
School News.....starts on Pg. 3B
Society........................... Pg. 7B
Obituaries............ Pgs. 8A, 4B-
Classified, Legals Pgs. 10,1 1, 12


Annual


Chamber

Meeting

The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce will hold its 67th annu-
al meeting and dinner beginning at
6 p.m. on March 20 in the
Centennial Building.
The featured speaker will be
JBob Cordes, president of Florida's
Great Northwest.
The dinner of steak, potatoes,
salad, vegetables and rolls will be
catered by Chamber board member
Paul Gant.
.Social hour begins at 6 p.m.,
with a cash bar tickets will be'
(See Chamber on Page 12A)


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The Star On Line at htip:ll/www.StarFL.com


STAR


Area Employer Targets Gulf



200 to 400 Jobs Available at Sallie Mae's Lynn Haven Facility


by Tim Croft
A large Bay County employer is
casting its net into Gulf County in
search of energetic workers as it
seeks to fill some 200-400 posi-
tions.
Sallie Mae, a servicing and
origination point for student loans,
is expanding its recruiting base to
buttress its work force at its Lynn
Haven facility.
"I'm convinced there are a lot
of people in Gulf County who could,
work in our program," said Bobby
Wiley, director of human resources
at Sallie Mae. "There are a lot of
opportunities out there, 'we just,
haven't tapped them."
- The recruiting effort will spill
into Job Fairs to be held next week
in Wewahitchka and;Port St. Joe.
From 1-4 p.m. CT on Tuesday,
March 18, a Job Fair will be held at
the Senior 'Citizen's Center in
Wewahitchka.
A similar event will be held
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 19, 'at the
Senior Citizen's Center in Port St.
Joe.
The fairs will be held in con-
junction with the work force


Apalachicola/Carrabelle Times


Purchased by Star Publishing
by Tim Croft
The Star Publishing Co. of Port St. Joe, Inc., publisher of The
Star and the Panhandle Beacon / Hook and Trigger, has finalized..
a deal to purchase two Franklin County newspapers.
William Ramsey Sr., president of The Star Publishing Co.,
announced on Wednesday that his family-owned company had
purchased the Apalachicola Times and the Carrabelle Times
from longtime owners Robert A. and David G.B. Lindsay of
Sai-asota.
Both papers publish weekly. Terms of the deal were not dis-
closed.
The total combined circulation of the Franklin County news-
papers, which are printed by The Star Publishing Co., each
Wednesday, is about 5,000, roughly equ ivalent to the circulation
of The Star.
"We're really pleased to pass the torch to the Ramseys after
30 years," said Robert Lindsay. "They are a real newspaper fam-
ily arid we have enjoyed working with them all the decades they
have been our printer.
"My brother and I are convinced Fra nkli n County will be best
served by placing the papers in the.hands of such experienced
professionals."
Ramsey said purchasing the two Franklin County newspa-
pers was a natural evolution in the growth process for The Star
Publishing Co., both economically and geographically.
'The two communities are closely paralleled in so many
ways," Ramsey said. "It has become apparent there is a bond
between the two communities and there are so many similarities
-job market, services, needs, etc.
"Many residents have ties to the two communities. There is
so much interaction even with our visitors. (The purchase cre-
ates) a natural conduit between the two communities.",
And in an era of consolidation within the media industry, the
deal allows The Star Publishing Co., to expand, its reach and
protect "our home base" along the Florida's Forgotten Coast,
Ramsey noted.
He further explained that since The Star Publishing Co.
-already prints both Franklin County papers, further commin-
gling of operations and consolidating resources proved a sound
business step forward.
"From a business perspective, we can do a better job of com-
munity journalism in both communities by pooling our
resources" to serve both counties, Ramsey said.
For instance, he said combining the publications under a
single ownership would establish a single pipeline for advertis-.
ers "who don't, see that county line" when trying to reach con-
sumers across the region.
Many advertisers, Ramsey continued, currently appear in
several or all of the five newspapers now under The Star
Publishing Co., umbrella.
Ramsey emphasized that the Franklin County newspapers
will not see their distinctly local feel or coverage diluted.
Ramsey, noting contrasts between the communities and the
newspapers that serve them, added, "We have no desire to
change or compromise" those distinctions. The only change
readers in Franklin County should notice is enhanced coverage
of local events and news.
"We think the publications should maintain their unique-
ness in reporting community activities and will continue as sep7
arate publications," Ramsey said. "We're not compromising the
individual papers. They are going to maintain their (separate)
identities.
(See Times Purchase on Page 3A)
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Training Center at Gulf 'Coast:,
Community College.
Sallie Mae currently has just.
over 1,000 employees at its Ser\ice
center in Lynn Haven, Wiley said.
In January alone, it disbursed
some $13 billion in student loans.
During its peak season, run-
ning from now until September,
the company needs abotit 400
more.
And though those jobs oare not
specifically targeted fori Gulf
County residents, the company is
broadening its horizons into
Jackson and Gulf counties as a
way to deepen its pool of appli-
cants.
"I'm not sure that they have
the labor force we need over in
Panama City," Wiley said. "T'd like a
shot for better skills andI longer-
term (ernployee) skills.
"We're not getting enough
applicants from our surrounding
counties for good paying jobs."
The. available openings pay
between $8.25 and $8.50 per hour.
All positions are temporary and
will last only throuLeh the peak sea-
son.
However, Wiley noted that,
because such call centers general-
ly have substantial turnover rates,
40 percent or more of those tempo-
rary employees will have the oppor-
tuniity to move 'into permanent,
positions.
"There are a lot of 6portuni-
ties," Wiley said. "There isl no: guar-
antee, but there are opportunities


and they are performance-based."
In other words, go in and' excel
and the odds increase by the day


that, an individual will ultimately
find themselves offered a perma-
nent position.


Wiley added that hiring goes
on year-round as employees leave
(See Sallie Mae Jobs on Page 3A)


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Shuttle Debris Found in County?
What appeared to be burnt computer wires were found Feb. 27 in lower Dalkeith by Charles Norton as he
was burning off some pasture land. Having heard from a friend that pieces of the ill-fated Columbia space shut-
tle had been found in Calhoun County, Norton believed he may have found more wreckage. At the request of
NASA investigators, deputies with the Gulf County Sheriff's Office snapped some pictures and sent them on to
the space agency. Last Friday, James Griggs of NASA called the S.O. to request the wires be sent to NASA.
Officials at NASA believed the debris was part of the Columbia and were interested in inspecting the pieces
more closely. Itwill take several weeks to determine if the wires are indeed from the Columbia.


CBRA Update: Delegation Takes


Case to Washington in Search of Fix


by Tim Croft
Like sailing to distant lands,
local officials recently continued to
navigate the marbled halls of
Washington in search of a fix for
the Coastal Barrier Resources Act
(CBRA) designation on Cape San
Blas and Indian Pass. .
A local delegation, including
county chief administrator Don
Butler and consultant William
Harrison, took their case to the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
almost two weeks ago.
And while federal officials
weren't exactly breaking out the
pom-poms. and leading cheers in
favor of lifting the CBRA designa-
tion on the Cape, they didn't slam
the door in the face of the local
folks, either.
"We actually got a; rather gra-
,cious welcome,.' said Ron Morrow,
president of the' Gulf County.
Coastal Development Association,
, Inc. "They said they would be more
than happy to take a look at our
data."
And wait to see what direction
Would be forthcoming from mem-,
bers of Congress. '
That, in reality, is! the nut local
.efforts to lift the CBRA designation
must crack. Having surveyed the
landscape the past several months,
it has come into focus that lifting.
the CBRA will only be accom-
plished through Congres-sional
action.
"We 'are planning on having to
go through Congress," Morrow.
said.
That means a sponsor must be'
found for a bill. Once the bill was
filed, committee meetings would
take up the bill, likely next sum-
mer. The bill would *not be heard by
the full Congress until sometime'
next fall, at the earliest.
What the 'local folks, and par-.
ticularly Harrison, are doing right
-now is building their case.
Morrow said Harrison is build-:
ing a portfolio from conversations
with various stakeholding agen-
cies, reflecting their approval and
concerns over the proposal to lift
the CBRA designation.
By the time a bill reaches a
committee agenda, it is hoped that
the portfolio will neatly lay out the
case for removing the CBRA label
by demonstrating a general lack of
agency opposition.
Lifting the CBRA designation is


seen as a permanent solution for
current homeowners and prospec-
',tive buyers on Cape San Bias and
Indian Pass.
Those homeowners are' ham-
strung in obtaining necessary flood
insurance because: a) federally
backed insurance is unavailable in
CBRA areas; and b) private insur-
ers are not currently writing poli-
cies for the Cape and Pass.
That has put new construction
at peril which would have a ripple
effect on the job market and coun-
ty coffers.
There has 'been no change in
the private market, said Roy Smith
of Hannon Insurance. Private carri-
ers are not writing in the CBRA
areas and there has been no official
word that the situation will change
in the foreseeable future.


Commission SettingPublic Workshop


To Review WindMark DRI Work


Gulf County Commissioners agreed during their
regular meeting Tuesday night to set up a public work-
shop so residents can take a look at the comprehensive
plan map and text proposals connected to The St. Joe
Company's application for DRI (Development of
Regional Impact) study for WindMark subdivision.
Chief Administrator Don Butler pointed out that
the Apalachee Regional Planning Council (ARPC) was
involved in the process. He suggested to commission-
ers that a. workshop be set and people be allowed to
. review the draft response to the Planning 'Council on
the DRI project. A' date for the workshop will be
announced'when set and agreed to by all.parties con-
cerned.
He also told commissioners that The St. Joe
Company has agreed to be present at the workshop to
answer questions people might have concerning the
study.
The St. Joe Company submitted an ADA
(Application for Development Approval) to the ARPC
and a comprehensive plan map and text amendment
proposals to Gulf County about two weeks ago.
The board unanimously agreed to set a workshop
date.
Interest Shown in Industrial Park Property
Near Wewahitchka
Commissioners agreed to a request from the Gulf
County Economic Development Council to move for-
ward with efforts to market Lot 2 of the Industrial Park
outparcels located south of Wewahitchka off Highway
71.
The letter to the board from the EDC asked the


Commission to establish a price for the property as
requested by an unidentified business owner who
desires to purchase the parcel and begin construction.
Concerned about FRDAP Park Grant Funds
Gulf County and the cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka have been on the receiving end of sever-
al, FRDAP parks and recreation grants awarded in
recent years. Butler shared with the board that those
funds could be in jeopardy if a plan to move FRDAP
grant funds from the Department of Environmental
Protection to the Department of State goes through.
The board agreed that the chairman should write
a letter requesting the program be left as it is. Board
members were concerned that the change would have
a negative impact on the county.
In Other Business
Commissioners agreed to support the Bay Cares
program which helps finance a social worker who
assists in locating doctors and coordinates medical
care to indigent people.
Agreed to help the Gulf County Sheriffs Office in
, efforts to attain matching grant funds to purchase bul-
let-proof vests. The board agreed to pay up to half of
the matching portion needed to access the grant
funds. The remainder of the matching portion would
come from the S. 0. budget.
The board asked the Gulf County Clerk's Office
to report on available funds in this year's budget that
might be used for the purchase of a new Badger (ditch
digger) for the county. After a lengthy discussion the
board tabled the matter until they get an update on
(See Commission on Page 6A)


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Construction in the CBRA designated areas of Cape San Bias could
possibly come to a screeching halt unless the dilemma of obtaining flood
insurance can be resolved.


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Guest


Editorial


By House of Representatives
Speaker Johnnie Byrd

The 105th Regular Legislative Session since 1845 is
in full-swing. The eagerness and fresh idea being dis-
cussed in the committee meetings reminds me how crit-
ics of term limits were .so very wrong. Real people have
replaced career politicians, having ushered in what may
well be the most innovative, fresh, and dynamic group
of leaders ever assembled for Florida.
Since the Organizational Session in November, your
elected representatives have been working across party
lines, questioning the status quo, listening to con-
stituents, and tacking the problems, that face Floridi-
ans.
Robert Frost said that what lies behind us and what
lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies
within us. There is no. doubt in my mind that what lies
within the members of the. House is a strong and con-
sistent commitment to Florida.
Earlier this week, I outlined a vision for the work of
the House, hoping that this session will be filled with a
vision for a strong Florida. Ours is still a citizen-driven
process, with rules that enable every Floridian to have
full, open and honest discussions about the future of
Florida.
Representative democracy is based on unity, not
unanimity; commitment, not consensus, We will have
differences with one another, agreeing on the destina-
tion but sometimes disagreeing on the routes taken. But
when common ground is in view, we should not be so
head-strong that we fail to reach it. We pledge to
embrace good ideas, whether Democrat or Republican,
because good public policy does not register by party.
In fact, this week, legislation will be considered to
bring true relief to hundreds of thousands of Florida,
seniors embattled by the high cost of"prescriptions-
drugs. We have reached,,a bipartisan agreement, not-
because political polls told us .so, but because it was the
right thing, to do. Whether it's the budget, constitution-
al mandates, or even Alzheimer's disease, we pledge to
do our homework and carry out our constitutional
duties to the best of our abilities.
In the end, our basic question is this: "Do we trust
government,, or do we .trust. people?"
By keeping Florida '-government small and less
expansive, we are constructing lighthouses of personal.
liberty to guide our citizens. These lights are not fueled
by more government regulation or rulemaking. These
lights shine because of liberty, innovation, and freedom.
In these next 60 days, we will give citizens a way to
chart their own courses, determine their own destinies,
and use their hard-earned money to build upon their.
own dreams.
We will trust people, not government. We ,will keep
the lower lights burning and confirm Florida's journey
into a harbor of hope and security for tomorrow. ..


Leon went off to college some-
where along there in the early 60's.
He came home rather unexpected-
ly one day in the middle of March;
and announced he was taking a,
"break".


H -vcr DotXw4 W4it Kf,



Ji ust Missed It!

Well. Daddy knewv. him pretty months.
well so he immediately .aked. And listen. Dad wasn t against
Srrrim w-atr'' taking a break As a matter of fact.


I he first semester grades
attesled to the fact that ole L. C.
wa-n'lt killing, himself pounno over
his b.:,oksl \Ve all were well aware
that 1 e had a pretty strong aver-
sifon to anything that resembled
work. Dad was right smart
acquainted with human nature-
lie knew "a new leaf' was hard to
tuirn.I College couldn't have
brought Leon around in just a few


he wa- a lirm believer in not reach-
ng beyond 'your limits. He was
just aimilhty resolved that you
had to do a little something"
before you got to sit down!
Leon quickly enlightened us as
to the spring vacation rites associ-
ated with institutions of higher
learning. "All colleges take a week
off in the spring so the students
can rest and rejuvenate their


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Now that Hunting Season is Over...


Mama called Monday
afternoon arid. said
Daddy (Wesley) was feel-
ing a bit under the
weather and asked if I
would whip out a little
blurb for him this week.
Speaking of the weath-
er...

Water, water every-
where and all the boards
did shrink. Water, water
everywhere but not a
drop to drink.
As I gazed across my
backyard the other morn-
ing the words to this, old
poem popped into my
mind. We have definitely
had more than our share
of rain over the last sev-
eral days.
One doesn't need a


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by cVeslcy Ramscy


rain gauge to figure it
out, either.

It looks like for the
first time in a long, long
time there is a reason-
able amount of water
throughout the river
basins that meet to form
the Apalachicola River.
Folks down in Florida
have been concerned
about low river levels for,
some time now. These
concerns,, as we've tried'
to etch out a water usage


deal with Alabama and
Georgia, have been
amplified because of a
few years of below aver-
age rainfall and
increased water usage
upstream.

"Jack Wingate, up at
Wingate's Lodge on Lake
Seminole, said in his
most recent column, "We
note that due to the
increased rainfall all sev-
enteen lakes on the Flint
and Chattahoochee


Rivers are at full pool or
above and the barge traf-
fic on the rivers is now
open., This is the first
time since 1998!"
Since 1998!!!
I didn't realize it had
,been thait long since,
water levels throughout
the river basins had been
at normal, or above nor-
mal heights.
SOne of the good
results of all this high
water is that fishermen
usually get to reap the
benefits, in the spring
. after bream, catfish and
bass have gotten fat off
'all the extra food sources
in the swamps. .

I'm glad His (God's)
eye is on" the sparrow,


'cause hunting season is
over. I drove up to my
normal parking place
behind The Star the other
day and about the time I
got out of my truck good,
I remembered another
stop I was supposed to
have made on my way to
work that morning. As I
wheeled around to return
to my truck about a half
dozen sparrows flew' out
of the back.
I started paying a little
more attention to those
birds after that day and
noticed every time I
parked (sometimes before.
I even could get the truck
in park) a flock of spar-
rows would fly down into
the back of the truck.
Seems that corn and


soybeans, which I use to
fill game feeders up at
the hunting lease, have
been furnishing break-
fast for the sparrows
every morning.


Now that hunting sea-
son is over, I'll likely not
add significantly to the
stash of food in the back
of the truck, which
means that one day soon
those sparrows are going
to have to start working
for their food. again.
Any day now I'm
expecting to start seeing
signs of nests being built
and the birds' home-
steading in back o0 my
tuck.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-211 ReidAvenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, Presidet
Wesley R. Ramsey . . .. .. Editor Emeritu
Shirley Ramsey .. Graphic Design/Office Manage


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minds. It's a tradition that was
started a few years ago by Dolores
Hart. George Hamilton and Connie
Francis down in Fort Lauderdale."
There was a moment of embar-
rassing silence. Naturally Dad and
I felt a little "uninformed" and "left
out" since neither had a clue as to
this "spring break" revelation. Dad.
recovered quicker than I did, "Well,
son, that doesn't make a lot: of
sense to me. But it doesn't have to.
Let's make the most of it. We've got
some corn to plant. I want to move,
the cows to the forty behind Stead-
man Ridge. We've got to get the
ditch cleared so the water can
move down to 'em. And we've got to
plow over the bottom-"
"Dad, you don't understand,"
Leon broke in gently, "I've got to go
to Fort Lauderdale! The girls all go
there because that's Where The
Boys Are. You wouldn't want me to
disappoint Paula Prentiss or Yvette
Mimieux!" -
"Son, is the school paving for
this break?" "
It was Leon's turn to shift his
feet in the thundering silence.
I figui~ed it was high time for
me to jump in and try' to help out.
"If Leon gets a week off I want one
too!" ..._ .. '
Daddy thought for a minute -
and we dared not interrupt. "Boys,,
there's no doubt that both of your
minds, need rejuvenating. But'
we've got plenty of fresh air and
sunshine right here. And it seems.
to me that you can rejuvenate just
as well behind the wheel of that
Farmall as-you can laying in the
sand. If you need to swimrn you can
go dowfiy to the pond after supper.
If this Yvette Mimieux is any kind
of girl at all she won't mind waiting
at the dock until ya'll finish work."' .
Leon didn't say nothing of
course, but he gave me that look
like the whole trip-falling-through-
deal was my fault!
All. that week I-took my time'
getting home after school and
baseball practice. L. C.'s hair
would be sweat-stuck to his frown-
ing face and he smelled like diesel
fuel and fresh turned sod' Again, I
tried to be the canng younger-'
brother, "Lon, Annette Funicello
called for you today, I told her you
were busy..."
He came home,in March of his
sophomore year determined to
make the trip to Fort Lauderdale.
But that was the year of the late
freeze. While Troy Donahue and
Sandra Dee- vacationed- down by
the sea and Jim Hutton gave Paula
Prentiss a ring we were occupied
trying to cram four weeks of plow-
ing, harrowing, bedding and.
preparing into four days!
Me and Ricky Gene and Buddy
Wiggleton tried to sell this "spring
break" ideato the .high school. The
kids and most. all the -.teachers,
except for Mrs. Wentworth of
course, were one hundred per cent
for i t Mr. .Warren, the principal,
listened politely but gave us the
"school board sets the policy"
speech. He did say that if we
.turned over the "culprit" who rani
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


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The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, March 13, 2003 Page 3A


Sallie Mae Jobs- Continued from Page A


and the company is .committed to
hiring within that pool of tempo-
rary'employees.
And the. bigger the candidate
pool, the better the chances of
skimming the cream from the top.
Permanent positions mean
more pay, benefits and a work
environment, including spacious
cafeteria, workout room and walk-*
ing paths around the Sallie Mae
campus, that' is a collegial one,

Kesley

Continued from Page 2A
Mauidie Mallard's unmentionables
up. the flag pole he'd see what he
could do about getting us out for
Good Friday.
-Somewhere along in here Leon
got married. He never did make it
to Fort Lauderdale. And by the time
I got' to college most of the "action"
had moved to Daytona Beach. That'
was okay by me. It was even closer!
The first question I asked as Isent
in my tuition was' "when does this
school takes its spring break?".
S1, should' have checked with the
baseball coach. That darn fool
9 scheduled games everyday of the
break! Not only did I riot make it to.
the beach-I didn't even get to go
home and help Dad. I spent my
four weeks off in the spring
between 1966 and 1969 catching
ground balls and yelling "hey, bat-
'ter,. batter, batter..."
I.1 think it was God's way of
punishing me for being a little self-
ish ,about Leon "taking a break"
back in 1961. Or maybe it was His
way of saving me from being run
over on a crowded street or getting
sand kicked in my face or having to
suffer through an afternoon of
beach blanket bingo or standing by
and,watching some poor guy fall off
of.a fourth story balcony...
.The long and short of it is me
and iL. C. never did- make it to
"spring break". And I don't want to
speak for him but I have lost all
desire to get caught up in that
mess now. Listen, it loses some of
the appeal when you think. that
Connie, Paula, Annette and Yvette
are now somebody's gfandmoth-
ers...
Respectfully,
Ke?


Wiley said.
New hires would undergo a
four-week paid training regimen,
learning the skills necessary.
The essential skills are phone
etiquette and computer skills, and
we're talking basic computer abili-
ty, no Excel spreadsheets or com-
plicated programming.
Just the ability to handle a
keyboard, cursor and on/off but-
ton.
Excellent communication and
customer service skills, flexibility of
work hours and a high school
degree or equivalent are essential.
For those who might need
some remedial computer work to
polish the requisite computer
skills, folks at the Workforce
Center at GCCC will gladly extend
,a hand.
"We have so many people, if we
can get them into the work force,"
said Tenna Randall, coordinator of
the Workforce Training Center.
"One of the focus of the Workforce
Center is working with employees
to get people the skills."
Local officials are also investi-
gating transportation options,
either public or van-pooling and
car-pooling, to assist potential
employees in the county with the
40-mile trip to Lynn Haven.
"I'd like to be able to assist ...
in helping these people become
employable," said Rhonda Barker
of GCCC's Gulf/Franklin Center.
Barker offered up material
from the West Florida Commuter
Assistance Program, a single-point
outlet for information on trans-
portation options in a 10-county
area.
"I'm enthusiastic about what
I'm hearing," said Alan McNair,
executive director of the county
' Economic Development Council.
"The people are here in Gulf
County. If we can lead them and
help them ... (Sallie Mae) will end
up with good employees."
Those interested in applying
for a job with Sallie Mae can attend
one of next week's Job Fairs.
Applications can, also be
obtained at the Wewahitchka
Public Library or' at the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
"These jobs are here now,"
Wiley said. "We are hiring these
people now."


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Purchase
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"We would hope that we can do a
better job hy pooling resources."
Ramsey did not anticipate
making major staff cha-iges at the
Franklin County papers. John'Lee,
current Times general manager,
has agreed to continue a limited


relationship with the publications
in a consulting capacity.
He stated, "I came to work for
the Times in 1975,and have helped
it grow. Working here has given me
the opportunity to work on many
worthwhile projects. The SGI Chili
Cook-off project, the Seafood
Festival, the Coast Guard Aux., the
American Can"er Society, and the
"Save the Light' campaign are just
a few that come to mind. Working
here has financed my family's edu-
cation and has made being an inte-
gral part of the community possi-
ble.
"And the friendships I have
formed, and the people I have inter-
acted with are the things that make
life worth living. During the past


couple of.years I have on occasion
mentioned the desire to retire, but
one project or another kept me
going along. I have seen .the Times
maintain a leadership role in the
community., The Lindsays have
been good to me, and I have been
friends with the Ramsey famiily
from the birth of their sons to the
births of their grandchildren.
"I really appreciate .this com-
munity and know the Ramseys
share my love and caring for it. It is
time to fish more!"
Ramsey said the offices for the
Apalachicola Times and Carrabelle
Times would remain in Franklin
County, with the Ramsey family
assuming a higher profile in that
county.


Ramsey said h.e anticipated
that he and his sons, William Jr.
(Bill) and I Eric, would divide their
.time between Port St. Joe and
.Franklin 'County, and that the
entire family, which also includes
wife Shirley, would become more
involved in the Franklin County
community.
"We are going to be in and out
of the community," Ramsey said.'
"We need to ,do that and be involved
in the community. We plan to make
a contribution to .Franklin Cou nti
by becoming an integral part of it."

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Honoring Those Who Seize A Second Chance at Education


by Tim Croft
A state campaign to honor
those who have succeeded outside
of the traditional school arc has
recognized two local success sto-
ries.
Donna Walker and the late Ben
Williams were among some 16C
statewide who were recognized the
Florida Department of Education
during its campaign "Florida's All
American Success Stories."
Both are featured among some
20 others honored in Region 1,
which spans from Escambia tc
Leon counties, in a glossy maga-
zine produced by the DOE.
The "Florida's All American
Success Stories" campaign, initiat-
ed this year under the guidance ol
Education Commissioner Jim
Horne, aims to "promote student
successes in career and technical
or adult education programs,"
according to a DOE spokesperson.


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Williams served as a state rep-
iresentative from 1962-68, intro-
ducing legislation that secured the
funds to build Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High Schools.
He sponsored legislation that


by Tim Croft
The City Council of Mexico
Beach on Tuesday adopted an
ordinance setting density limits for
construction on land zoned Tourist
-Commercial and General
Commercial.
Councilmembers took the first
step to approve, an ordinance
restricting the .display of tobacco
products in city stores and the
placement of political signs on
public lands.
They also, approved a resolu-
tion that will segregate funds from
the sale of the Duren property from
the rest of the budget and earmark
it for paying off bond debt.
Moreso, the meeting served as
evidence that emotions in the city
remain raw, the chasm widening
between a group of citizens that
have pushed a state audit on the,
city and an apparently equal per-'
centage of folks who appear some-
what aghast with the acrimony in
their city.
The fur, built over months,
finally flew when Bill Hodgson, one
of the primary proponents of the


established T.H. Stone State Park
- and helped with the creation of the
Rish Park on St. Joseph Peninsula.
He was also a fisherman, boat
captain, plumber, electrician, flag-
man and conductor on the A&N
1 Railroad.
And he did all that despite hav-
ing never graduated from college.
"He said he had made all these
accomplishments but he had never
received his diploma,". Walker said.
Walker attended the Gulf
County Adult School, earning her
high school diploma, at the same
time Williams was earning his.
And while earning his diploma,
Williams was giving back, provid-
ing classroom lectures to students
on a range of governmental and
political topics.
He died, at age 56, the month
before he was to receive his diplo-
ma. His son Jimmy, an investigator
with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, accepted it for his father.
"(Earning his diploma) made
him realize that everybody needed
an education," Jimmy Williams
said. "He knew education was No.
1 in a person's life, they needed an
education."
Instilling that feeling concern-
ing the paramount need for educa-
tion, while giving something back,
has been something of a mantra for
Walker, who left high school to
marry and raise a child.
But when her husband was
laid off at the paper mill back in the
late 1960s, Walker knew she had to
make some money and a high
school diploma could be the
springboard for better things.
So, she enrolled at the Gulf
County Adult, School and set .to
work, earning her diploma.
Her stint in the school system,
however, was just beginning.
Her first job after finishing
school was with her teacher and


audit petition took the podium to
explain the rationale behind the
petition.
The explanation was a, seven-
minute rehash of the litany of
charges, ranging from nepotism to
misuse of city funds, that has
served as the engine of the petition
drive.
Hodgson said that regardless
of the outcome of the audit, there
would still be several formal com-
plaints filed with appropriate agen-
cies regarding a host of actions
taken by city staff, including
attempts to subvert the petition.
And Hodgson claimed that the
state audit would result in a
"kinder, gentler city for the citi-
zens," free of harassment, particu-
larly Hodgson noted, of city
employees.
But like a pressure cooker that
has reached its maximum steam
quotient, Mayor Kathy Kingsland,
after weeks of careful resistance to
being dragged personally into the
fray, had heard enough.
She noted that a significant
percentage of the charges submit-


mentor, James McInnis, who head-
ed the adult education program.
Her work entailed helping stu-
dents who, like herself, had
dropped out of school and were


Donna Walker
seeking a second chance at their
sheepskin.
"They wanted to go back and
better themselves," Walker said, "I
worked with so many dropouts, I
almost learned more from them
than I did in school.
"I loved working with them.
They are a challenge. They are
often very smart but they just
haven't been challenged. They
cover up being smart by cutting
up."-
And while she taught, Walker
never stopped learning, taking
advantage of every opportunity to
build gray cells.
"I wanted to better myself,"
Walker said. "I'm still going to
school. I'm taking a free computer
class right now. Life is an ongoing
thing, you can always learn.
"It's not about being bigger
than someone else, it's helping
yourself so you can help other peo-
ple."


ted to the state in a letter signed by
Hodgson, Tollie Mullins and others
in support of the audit petition
were not even issues an audit.
would examine.
That contention was supported
this week by spokesperson in the
office of the Joint Legislative
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been the secretary for Buddy
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office, deflected any recognition
that' might come from being fea-
tured in the DOE publication.
The Adult School, she noted,
has turned out hundreds of folks
who went on to be successful in a
variety of walks of life. Her's is one
of dozens of success stories.
But as Catherine Barfield of
the district office pointed-out, hav-
ing the guts to return to school, to
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success story all its own.
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Passed a land use ordinance change for .74 acres from agricultural.
to residential low density. The property is located at St. Joseph Shores.
*Voted 3-2 to pass a motion introduced by Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. stating that county commissioners are not to operate county
equipment to perform jobs normally done by county union employees.
After much debate, Commissioners Peters, Fox and Barnes supported the:
motion and Commissioners Traylor and McLemore opposed.
A motion by Commissioner Peters to discipline Gulf County Road
Department Supervisor Bobby Knee failed for lack of a second. Knee has
worked with the county for over 29 years. The.dispute evolved around
money collected from the donation box at Dead Lakes Coi-int) Park.; Knee
collected and documented the funds but should have turned them over to
the the Clerk's office, according to board policy and a line item created' for
the funds. As soon as he became aware of the policy he turned over "the
financial documentation and funds to the Clerk's office.


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At a meeting of the Board of
Directors of Florida's Great
Northwest, Inc. (FGNW) three of the
region's largest corporate citizens
underscored their commitment to
the future of Florida's Great
Northwest (FGNW), Gulf Power
Company, ,The St. Joe Company
and Touchstone Energy
Cooperatives of Northwest Florida,
all founding members of FGNW,
said Thursday that the companies
intended to loan executives to the
organization to: stimulate economic
development activity, in the region.
Three executives, one from each
company, will take on FGNW duties
over the short term to meet the orga-
nization's three primary objectives;
job creation through recruitment.
activities, branding and marketing
and support of the region's local
development organizations.
Coming to FGNW will be Bob
Cordes, chairman of the FGNW
board and Gulf Power's manager of
economic and community deirelop-
ment, Nathan Sparks, manager of
economic development at St. Joe,
and David Roberts. industrial mar-
keting, representative of the
Toucu hstoiine Erergy Cooperatives of
N':rthiwest Florida The move was
prompted by thie recent departure
of Al Cook, the organization's exec-
utive director.
"Our immediate,goal,is to'.con-
tinue the current marketing activi-,
ties and to focus on our current
prospects," said Cordes. "Our next
goal is to identify .asi,suitable
replacement for', the executive
director. The support from FGNW
partners across the region has
been overwhelming. The message
has been to keep the momentum
and wve intend to do just that.".
"Florida's Great Northwest has
built tremendous momentum in
bringing new business opportuni-
tie-' and value-added jobs to'
Northwest Florida, and it is impor-
tant to work together to further
this trend," said Dr. Pamella Dana,
director of the State of Florida's
Office of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development. "I am
impressed by the way the private
sector has quickly rallied behind
SFGNW; in parli(hLlar. to establish
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and quality of life, make for an
exciting future for this region." ,
"Because of the commitment of
these organizations, Florida's. Great
Northwest will continue to, be a
viable ,-economic development.
engine for this region," said Tom
Fanning, chairman and CEO of
Gulf Power. "The teamwork from
across Northwest .Florida is what
makes i.hii oreca.nizdtiL'n strong and
will keep it moving forward."
"St. Joe's commitment to eco-
nomic development continues
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are fully committed to a regional
approach to economic development.
In fact, the entire St. Joe organiza-
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by Tim Croft
The formalities have been dealt
with and state auditors are headed
to Mexico Beach.
When they will arrive has yet to
be determined.'
'The Joint Legislative Auditing
Committee last week formally
approved the request contained in
a citizens' petition for a state audit
of the city's operations.
That approval, largely a rubber
stamp considering the committee
.was bound by law to approve the
audit once the petition was certified
by the Bay County Supervisor of
Elections, puts the matter in the
hands of the Auditor General.
Ted Sauerbeck, with the local
government unit of the Auditor
General's office, said a decision
would be made by the end of the


week on a schedule for the audit.
Once the decision had been
made and the city would be noti-
fied, Sauerbeck said he would be
free to discuss the broadstrokes
about the audit: schedule, scope,
etc.
Until the city had been formal-
ly notified of a date for state audi-
tors to arrive, however, Sauerbeck
could not comment.
The petition requesting the
audit had circulated for months
around the city before the required
signatures equal to 20 percent of
the registered voters had been
secured and in turn verified by Bay
County Supervisor of Elections
Mark Andersen.
Questions have arisen regard-
ing the validity of some signatures,
though the train has already left


the station on the audit; according,
to the office of the Joint Legislative
Auditing Committee.
The petition and its fallout,
particularly a bill for tens of thou-
sands of dollars that the city is like-
ly to have to pick up for the audit,
has created a palpable rift within
the city.
A chasm only widened by the"
lack of specific facts offered by the '
petition proponents to ; support,",
their laundry list of claims.
Adding to the confusion and'
recriminations is that much of the"'
broad charges and concerns sub- i
mitted to the legislative panel by
petition proponents delve, into ,
areas which would not even be
addressed in any audit, a fact veri-
fied by the office of the Joint '
Legislative Auditing Committee.


Student Council Electedr
I Students at Port St. Joe High School recently elected the Executive Council for the 2003-2004 Student Council. From
left: Ali McKeithen, senior Senator; Charla Atkins, co-district secretary; Anna Salzer, co-district secretary; Melissa
Nixon, senior Senator; Johna Pittman, school secretary; Susan Ellmer, outgoing president; Jake Howse, vice-president-
elect; Becky Belin, president- elect; Rachel Bixler, treasurer; Emily Raffield, sophomore Senator; Kelly Geoghagan,
sophomore Senmtor; Kyla Moore, junior Senator; and Erin Hill, junior.Senator. With Atkins and Salzer named co-dis-
trict secretaries, it marks the fourth consecutive year the Port St. Joe High student council has held a district office.


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Meanwhile, a preliminary draft
of the city's annual, independent
auldit will be available for public
review

Pressed
Flower""-

Workshop
i Sea Oats & Dunes Garden
Ciub -ill hold a pressed flower
o.'rkshop on Tuesday. March 25 at
10-00 a.m. EST at the St. Joe
Beach Volunteer Fire Department
at Alabama and Court Streets in
Port St Joe. The workshop is open
lor anyone who would like to learn
how to dry and press fresh Ilowers.
It won't be necessary to bring
flowers. However, those who plan to
biing glassware to put dry flowers
oh should make sure the glassware
is clear glass; and wash and rinse
tlie glassware with a vinegar rinse
and air dry it in advance of the
workshop. There will not be time to ,
do this during the workshop.


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121


Sunday Buffet

11:00 am-2:00pm





Includes: one meat, two sides, a trip to our spec-
tacular salad bar and our famous dessert bar.
\ ,


Would like to say Thank You to all the members who attended our annual

meeting and to say congratulations to everyone who won a door prize!


We would also like to say Thank You to the following individuals

and local merchants for their generous donations:


Ace Hardware/St. Joe Hardware
Bayou Restaurant
Cooper's Cut & Style

Dri-Brite
Heart's Desire

SKids Port ..
Linda's Restaurant
Nails by Cindy
Phil's Grill

' Roberson & Friedman, PA
St. Joe Rent-All & Nursery


Smiley's Detailing

Triple B Sports Supplies


7


Alien's Coiffures, Inc.
iBeachcombers Beauty Salon

Mary Lou' Cumbie .
Gran's CoUlntry Fixins
Interiors, Etc.

-Richard Kunz/Columbus Mint
N-Style
Paul Gant's B-B-Q
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Seabreeze B-B-Q
Shoreline Styles

Styles by Sherry
Tupelo Traders


AMERICA'S

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Where people are worth more than money.


Ard's Florist
Carpet Country

Dixie Dandy
Gulf Sands Restaurant

K'Leigh's

The Lily Pad
NAPA Auto
Peak's Unlimited
Portside Trading Co.

Marlene Sewell
Sister's Restaurant
Tarpon Title

Your Alternative Salon-


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Theodore Allen
Elder Theodore (Thedo) Allen
was born at River Junction on
October 7, 1934, to the late Aaron
and Irene Allen. Thedo, as he was
affectionally called, grew up in Port
St. Joe and attended the public
schools of Gulf County. He served
in the military and later married
Mary Virginia Watkins and resided
in Miami for several years..
He attended First Church. of
Deliverance, under the leadership
of Pastor Cora L. Cato, where he
was converted and 'received the
baptism of the Holy Ghost. Elder
Allen grew in the grace and knowl-
edge of Jesus Christ, and he began
providing service to the ministry of
Jesus Christ. A brother, Willie
Alien and a sister, Annis Lee
Andrews preceded him in death.'
Upon moving to Port St. Joe,
he was ordained through Church
of God in Christ and his ministry
spread to several churches within
the community. He joined the Body
of Christ Jesus Church; under the
leadership of Pastor Wilhelmina


Swanston. Elder Allen served
numerous years until moving to
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where he
served at Christ Temple Apostolic
Church, under the leadership of
Elder Grover Johnson, until his
health deteriorated and death
called him home on March 6.
Elder Allen will forever be
remembered by his biological fami-
ly, his church family and friends.
Those who will cherish fond memo-
ries of him include his loving and
devoted wife, Mary; one daughter,
Beverly Leroy; one granddaughter,
Tiffiani. M. Watkins, all of
Hopkinsville, KY; two grandsons,
Christopher Leroy of Hopkinsville,
KY and Demetrius Lerov ofl Miami:'
two great-grandsons, Quinton and
Torrence of Hopkinsville, KY; one
brother, Frankie Allen and'two twin
sisters, Eva Mae Fennell and Vera
Mae Allen, all of Port St. Joe; three
brothers-in-law. Harley Watkins
(Mary), 6f Port St..Joe; Ben Watkins
(Beverly), and William Watkins
(Patricia) of Pensacola; sisters-in-
law. Essie Allen of Miami; Mary
Davis Allen of Port St. Joe; Joann
Watkins, Hilda Harris and Linda
Avery (Oscar) all of Hopkinsville,-
KY; a host of cousins, nieces,
nephews, friends and brothers and
sisters in Christ.


Emotions (FromPage 4A)


Auditing Committee.
Kingsland presented meeting
minutes and records from a couple
of decades ago which showed that
at least two of the charges, of nepo-
tism and exorbitant raises to city
staff, could also have been lodged
against Mullins when he was city
administrator.
3 "That is like the pot calling the
kettle' black," Kingsland told
Hodgson.
And while there is little that
apparently can be 'done at this
point, she also said that,at least
eight individuals had come forward
in an effort to have their. names
removed from the petition due-to
what they believed were false and
misleading information provided by
petition proponents while circulat-
ing the' petition.
And she reiterated that the city
welcomed the audit, despite the
price tag it will carry.
"The city is, cooperating with
the audit," Kingsland said. "The
'city has no problem with the
audit."
She closed by saving that it
%wa4s ume to put rumors to bed. to
the heal the.nft and moce-forward.
-We want what is best for our
city and what's best for our city is
not tearing it apart with rumors
and lies," Kingsland said.
That statement was greeted by
thunderous applause and cheers,
from a standing-room-only audi-
ence, a possible reflection that
while the petition has,wheels turn-
ing from Bay County to
Tallahassee, the underlying
charges up to now failed to find
traction in the facts.
.,In other items on, Tuesday's
agenda, the Council:
Was told by city administra-
tor Paul Sabiston that a prelimi-
nary draft of the city's annual audit
would be available for review by the
public in the next day or so.
Had a second reading and
adopted an ordinance which sets
density limits in lands zoned
Tounst Communercial and General
Commercial.
The limits vary from 18-24
dwelling units per acre depending
on the amount of residential con-
pstrucuon
The ordinance. %which was seen
as a compromise betv.een develop-
ers and residents hoping to curtail
mushroorine construction on the
west end of the beach. 1ill take
effect in 10 days.
Had a Iirst readiner of an ordi-
nance which would restrict display
of tobacco products to behind the


counter in all city stores.
The ordinance was brought to
courcilmembers by Students
Working Against Tobacco (SWAT),
which is trying to get the ordinance
passed in five Bay County munici-
palities in order to make it county-
wide.
When it passes the ordinance,
likely next month, Mexico Beach
would become the fourth.
Passed a resolution which,
designated' the $450,000 .principal
from the sale of the Duren proper-
ty to be reserved for future re-'
financing costs or paying the bal-.
loon payment on the loan the city,
obtained from Gulf Breeze several
years ago to install a wastewater,
system in the city.
Approved spending up' to
$75,000 on.renovations to the Civic
Center and charged staff with
negotiating with contractors for the
work.:'
Approved spending $14,500
on a new, tractor for the Public
Works Department, a. tractor which
Councilman Chuck Risinger noted
is oaoly neeaea.
The annual Tom Sawyer Day,
dunng which volunteer work and
donations-are "used to sprue-t-.up
city property, will be held at 8-a.m.
CT on Saturday at Sunset Park.


PSJ Police Beat
March 2; :,Allen Dexter O'Neal,
19, of'Brandon, was arrested for
possession of cocaine.
March 2: Lataska Vanteria
Harris, `21, of Apalachicola, wdis
arrested for possession of cocaine.
March 5: Talon Whiteeagle, 1'9,
of Port St.' Joe, was arrested, for
D.U.I. "
March 7: Paula B. Denton, 40,
of Port St. Joe, was arre-sted for
D.U.I. and .less than twenty grams
of marijuana.
Starting on March 12, the fire
whistle will sound every
Wednesday at 12:00 noon, in order
to perform routine maintenance.

Sheriff's Beat
March 4: Mary Shelman, 50, of
Wewahitchka, failure to pay fine;
James R. Watson, 21, of Eastpoint,
VOP-buralary, VOP-grand theft.
March 5: Talon Whiteeagle, .i9,
of Port St. Joe, 'DUI; Jason E.
Shores, 1'8, of Port St. Joe, lewd
and lacivious child under 16, con-
tributing to delinquency of a child;
Angela Garrett, 28, of Port St. Joe,
,failure to appear-worthless checks;
Edward Gaskin, 50, of Kinard,
child support; Howard Crabtree,
32, of St. Marks, VOP-pmossessioi
of controlled substance.
March 6: Daniel Dillon, 25, of
Eastpoint, VOP-burglary; -Mamie-
Pitts, 20, of Blountstown, resisting
without violence.
March 7: Eva Stroman, 25, of
Wewahitchka, DWLSR, \VOP-worth-
less checks. Paula Denton. 40. of
Por,t St. Joe. DLii and possession of
"rinjuana; James Ostmen. 3.3. of'
:'M 'St. .Joe; taJiure t6 appear.
DWISR. failure to appear-expired
tag; Walter Steele, 46, of Alabamra,


SPDo Physicians

Treat Themselves?

Of course not unless there is no othe, available' doc-
tor, They know that anyone has great:difficulty trying.to be
objective about their own ailments.
Sickness symptoms are most confusing for many dis-
eases have similarpains or discomforts. A headache can be
the result of more than a dozen different causes. The prob-:
lem is to determine which one. When you are sick, do what
physicians do. They consult another physician
WE PROUDLY ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS AND PRESCRIPTION CARDS.


Buzzett's Drug Store
Quality) Pharmacy Service SInce 1951
202 Monument Ave. (Hwy. 98) Port St. Joe
*Gift Department 'Nautical Gifts *Books 'Games
*Magazines *Toys *Russell Stover Candies *Carlton Cards

E (850) 229-8771 *


aiKPhone 229-5200 Fax 229-1782


D OCK SIDE. 342 West First Street Port St. Joe
I ICAFE' We Deliver in town only
wI C VOrders must be placed by 10:30 a.m.
Port St. Joe Marina $10 minimum (IN TOWN PORT ST. JOE ONLY)


Thursday


Night

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Join Us for Dinner



Our Summer


Hours


Mon.-Fri.


Sat.


Sun.


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expired dn'er's licen-e: Junior Ray
Brown, 32. olf Panama City. \'OP-
attempting to obtain controlled
substance; Robert Ca.stello. 23, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-sale, of con-
trolled substance.
March 8: David L. Brown. 48,
of Port St. Joe. DWLSR: Jacob W.
Hitchcock. 26. ol Freeport. DUI;
Chad E. Medley. 21. of White City,
DUL. D\VLSR, resisting \ith vio-'
lence. resisting \without violence.'
March 9: Barbara Koopa, 37, of
Port St. Joe. DWLSR. possession
cocaine, possession: paraphernalia:
William Reynolds. 35, of Port St.
Joe, loitering and prowling.
March 10: Devir Gilbert, 24, of
Eastpont, failure to appeari-worth-,'
less checks: Patricia ,Day, 44, of
Panama City, VOP-possession of
marijuana. .
March 11: David Rich, Jr., 39,
of Wewahitchka. VOP-DLI; Lucas'
Lewkow, 46.' of Panama City
Beach, possession of methamphet-
amine, DUI, possession of mariJua-
na .


MARy KAy


Carol Dixon
Independent
Beauty
Consultant
' 105Yaupon St.
Port St. Joe, FL
to 32456


Gulf

^ County
Health

Department
Health Link


Shown are Port St. Joe Middle School SGA and Beta Club students who
will be bagging groceries at Piggly Wiggly on Saturday, March 15, from
9A.M. until 6P.M., to benefit the Make-a-wish Foundation's efforts in Gulf
County. Mr. George Duren, owner of Piggly Wiggly, will match the tips the
students collect up to $500. Shop at Piggly Wiggly Saturday, and help a Gulf
County child, with a life-threatening illness, have their wish granted.


La Enforceme]nt NewsI ik


850-227-1568
website: www.MaryKay.com/cDixon5
e-mail. cdixon5 @'marykay.com


Attention


Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative

: Members '

Tie future of the energy industry
depends upon those vi ti thde vision, the
"message and the meamis toreachlevery
dividual they serve. In doing so, they
enhance lives aid openpossibilities to better
serve their customers. Its for this purpose
that GulfCoast Electric Cooperative values
the feedback it receives fronitscustomers. '
Thp participation from our membership at
ourwAnnual Meeting eachyear is vital in
constucting the futuredirectionofthe
Cooperative.
Each member is invited to attend the 55h
Annual Meeting onSaturday, April12at our
rt Headquarters office inWewahitchka, with
eiegi m'aftioribeginning at8:30 a.m. CST.
Gulf Coast Electiic Cooperative.is a unique entity in thatit is
owned by you, the member. One ofthe privileges ofbeing a
member is participating g wi the Annual Meeting. Bring the family,
meet and greet your neighbors and registertowin great prizes,
i ncludi ng t\\ o $500 credits on you! electric bill or three fabulous
vacation packages ofyour choice. Entertainment forthis year's
event will be provided byThe Ivey Brothers and our guest
speaker will be Alabama Electric Cooperative President and
CEO Gary Smith.
The changes and challenges facing the energy industry are
more easily met when we speaking one voice, clearly articulating
who we are and what we stand for. Take a proactive approach
andj oin us on Saturday, April 12 at our headquarter office in
Wewahitchka for our 55'hAnnual Meeting.





Gulf Coast'


A Touchstone Energy'

Cooperative gce.coi


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Live Music by Suzanne Stewart
Saturday, 6:00-9:00


W \e are happy to welcome e Dr. Carol A. Sutton as
full-time Medical Director. Until recently she divided :her
time benteen area county health departments but is no/W
available to see patients in Gulf County Monday
through Friday.
Some of.the programs Dr. Sutton oversees and
administers are: chronic disease prevention and
treatment lex: diabetes, high blood pressure,
obesity, family planning, communicable disease,
adult and children's health. A dental clinic cur-
rentl\ exists in the W\e\\ahitchka branch of the
health department and a Port St. Joe site is
planned for April of 2003.
By means of grant funding St. loseph Care of 4
Florida, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Care .
Center, has been established through the Gulf
County Health Department. Ne\\ patients and
.\alk-ins are now being accepted. Medicare,
Medicaid and third party insurances are filed
and a sliding fee scale is offered tor those
whose income qualifies them. In addition to
Dr. Sutton, a physician specializing in internal
medicine and a physician's assistant are on staff
to provide quality health care services. In the
near future pro iders \"ill be added and clinic
hours extended to better provide for the health care
needs of the communir)
While in the past the public health focus \\as preten-
tion these new resources have gi\en the Gulf Couintiy'
Health Department the ability and resources to otter its
customers a medical home in a net, modern building
using competent, friendly staff.
To schedule an appointment in
Port St. Joe call (850) 227-1276,
in Wewahitchka call (850) 639-2644
kL for medical services and j
(850) 639-4414 for dental.


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PSJ High School Seniors Are


Nominated for Athlete of Year


'Port St. Joe High School
Seniors, Step-hen Gaddis and
Jessica Sherrill, both received
nominations this month for the
Florida High School. Activities
Association Athlete of the year. An
athlete must have lettered in more
than one sport to receive this nom-
ination. Only one boy and one girl
from each school can be nominat-
ed.
Principal Chris Earley and
Athletic Director John Palmer
released their selections this
month. An athlete must balance
academics, community service and
a proficiency in sports to be eligi-
ble. Both Jessica and Stephen
were required to submit an essay
on sportsmanship and good atti-
tude in sports to qualify.
Jessica Sherrill is a 4-year let-
terman in girls' golf, where she was
low ',medalist and a 4-year letter-
manr in varsity softball. She is also
a member of the National Honor
Society, Keyettes, Student
Government Association and
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Jessica has served on both Junior


Jessica Sherrill:


and Senior Executive Boards and is
President of the Mu-Alpha Theta
Club. She is the daughter of Jane
and Ben Sherrill of Port St. Joe.
Stephen Gaddis is a four-year
letterman in football and track. He
made a name for himself in football
by being named to the all district
team and honorable mention Big
Bend team as a place kicker. In
pole vaulting, he is 'the ranking
School and county champion. 2nd
team BECIBend ard back to back


Bob Hayes Invitational Champion.
Stephen has been a nationally
ranked pole vaulter for the past
year. He is a National Honor Society
member, a D.A.R.E role model, a
published poet and a Member of
the 2003 Class Hall of Fame. He is
the son of Traci and Garry Gaddis
of Mexico Beach.

Dantzler Exhibit

at Gallery of Art
Nancy Dantzler, a supporter
and promoter of the visual and cul-
tural arts since coming to Panama
City in 1966, will open the first
exhibit of her paintings at the
Gallery of Art, 36 West Beach Drive
(downtown Panama City) on
Friday, March 14 from 4:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.
With a lifetime interest in cre-
ative art, Nancy has studied oil
painting with Luphelia
Middlebrooks in Arkansas and with
James Chichester in Panama City
and later with other notables'.
Skilled in all media she prefers
watercolor and colored pencils. Her
favorite subjects are still life, char-
acter studies, and nature study.
Her Mardi Gras painting in the
exhibit shows her working in,
poured watercolor and then work-
ing into realism with secondarycol-
ors.
She was president of the
Panama Art Association in 1980
and has held numerous offices in
the organization. She has been
chairman of the Workshop
Committee since 1989 and is a
member of the newly activated
Panama City Artists group.,
The public is invited to Meet
the Artist, view,her exhibit from
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March
14 and hear special vocal music by
,Her granddaughter Dailey Dantzler
accompanied by her music teacher,
Rachel Marchisin, from 5:30 to
6:00 p.m.
There is no charge for gallery
exhibits. The exhibit will continue
until April 11 and can be viewed
during regular gallery hours,
Monday through Saturday from,
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by
appointment by calling 850-785-
7110*or 7?3S'2420.


Stephen Gaddis

Lively Irish Step

Dancers Return

to Dixie Theatre
Get out your shamrocks and
pour your ale-Irish Step Dancers
have come back to Apalachicola.
On Sunday, March 16th at 3:00
p.m., the Tallahassee Irish Step
Dancers will appear for one show
only at the historic Dixie Theatre in
downtown Apalachicola. Under the
direction of founder David Jones,
,the group performs traditional
Irish stepdances as well as the
more modern style popularized by
Riverdance. Both the Adult
Company and Children's Company
will be appearing for this special
Saint Patrick's celebration.
Wearing colorful costumes and
accompanied by sprightly Celtic
music, the Tallahassee Irish Step
Dancers have thrilled thousands in
their four years of existence.
Whether it's the beautiful figures of
a soft-shoe number or the pound-
ing rhythms of a bard-shoe dance,
audiences are always mesmerized
by the tuneful melodies of fiddles,
flutes, and pipes.
Come to the Dixie Theatre
Sunday, March 16th at 3:00 p.m.
(doors open at 2:00 p.m.) and share
the excitement, enthusiasm and
boundless energy that is Irish. Step
Dance!
Tickets are $10.00. Doors open
at 2:00 p.m. No reservations are
.needed.


Faith Christian School



Auction & Spaghetti Dinner


When:

Where:


Time:


Saturday March 15th

Located at the Senior Citizens

Building on Costin Blvd.


Next to the Library ,

Dinner is served at 5:30 P.M. *

followed by the auction at 7:00 P.M. :


Come out and bid on items from the following generous merchants.

All brand new merchandise and gift certificates


St. Joe Rent All
Melita's
Apalachicola Ace Hardware
Kids Port
Victor Ramos Photography
Beluga Caf6
NAPA Auto Parts
Stitches by Joy-Dale
Natures Perfect Food
Portside Trading
Rick's BP


Ard's Florist
The Star
Decorative Flooring
Sister's Restaurant
Nails by Luana
Beach Realty '
Broke-A-Toes
The Jewelry Chest
Gulf Sand's Restaurant
PSJ Veterinary Clinic
Great Wall


The Hut Restaurant
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Interiors Etc. *
Badcock Furniture
Bayside Gallery & Florist o
The Lily Pad o
Piggly Wiggly *
Beaches to Bay Interiors
Beachcomber's Pizza
IBS Wireless *
N-Style Salon *
Dri-Brite Carpet Cleaning
Donnie Crum Seafood
Gulf Coast Cleaning Service o
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and Port St. Joe

-THE SHARKS



401CecilG.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe
227-1416 Mexico Beach 648-5060 Apalachicola 653-9828



Sharks Win 2 Games


Lady Shark Action


PORT ST. JOE 1, VERNON 3
The Port St. Joe Sharks
dropped to 4-2 on the season with
Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Vernon in
a make-up game. Vernon broke a
1-1 tie in the sixth inning, when
the Yellow Jackets scored two
runs.
Travis Burge (0-1) allowed
three earned runs on six hits, and
struck out five batters in seven
innings to take the loss.
Adam Nixon was 2 for 2 with a-
triple and Burge went 2 for 3 with
a pair of singles to lead the Sharks
at the plate. Zach Williams and'
Kenny McFarland each added a
single. Bobby Phillips drove in the,
Sharks' only run on a sacrifice fly
in the bottom of the fourth inning.
VHS 000 102 0-3 6 1
PSJ 000 100 0-1 6 0
PORT ST. JOE 8, ARNOLD 2
The Sharks scored two runs in
the fifth inning and five in the sixth
to pull away from Arnold for an 8-
2 victory in Saturday night's game.
Adam Nixon drove in three
runs with a triple. Chase Millender
jhad an RBI double and Travis
-1Burge an RBI single while Brian
Thomas and Kenny McFarland
each singled.
Nixon (3-0) struck out five
while allowing only one earned run
on four hits. He also hit two batters
en route to his' third victory of the'
season for Port St. Joe (5-2).
AHS 000 101 0--2 4 4
PSJ 010 025 x- 8 52
PORT ST. JOE 13, R. F. MUNROE 3
The Sharks broke open a 5-3
game with eight runs in the top of
the seventh inning to defeat R. F.
Munroe 13-3 in Monday night's
game at Quincy.
Randall Johnson had a big
night at the plate for the Sharks (6-
2), going 4 for 5 with three doubles,
a home runand three RBI. Bobby


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PORT ST. JOE 10, APALACHICOLA 0
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 3-1 with Thursday
night's 10-0 victory over visiting
Apalachicola in live innings.
The Lady Sharks scored one
run in the bottom of the third
inning, seven in the fourth and
added two in the fifth to put the
mercy rule in effect.
Right-hander Becky Belin 13-1)


Phillips was 2 for 3 with a double
and two RBI. Justin McCroan sin-
gled in two runs and Chase
Millender had a single, a sacrifice,
fly and two RBI.
Brian Thomas (1-0) allowed
one earned run on two hits, walk-
ing one and fanning five in four-
and-a-third innings of relief to pick
up the win. Chase Millender start-
ed the game on the mound and
gave up two unearn-ed runs on one
hit and four walks in two-and-two-
thirds innings.
"Randall Johnson stroked the
ball well all night for us, plus Brian
Thomas came in and pitched four-
and-a-third innings of good relief,"
said Coach Chuck Gannon.
The Sharks will travel to
Wewahitchka on Friday for a 7:00
ET game before ,traveling to
Wakulla for a 1 p.m. Saturday start
and then hosting Rutherford on
Monday at 7:00 p.m.


added eight run- in the third anid
one in the fourth
Beln (4-2) allowed only one
earned run on one hit and one
walk while striking out two batters
in four innings to pick up the win
in four innings. Maxwell struck out
one and walked one in her inning
of relief.
Andrea Hernandez was 2 for 2
with a double and two RBI. Alisha


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Travis Burge fires a pitch in the Sharks' 3-1 loss to Vernon.


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Shanna Collier drives a pitch in the
Lady Sharks win over Apalqchicola.


Weightlifting
The Port; St. Joe Sharks
weightlifting team finished third in
,a five-team meet this past week.
Team standings were: Blountstown
(78); Bay High (55), Port St. Joe
(50), Wewahitchka (18), and Maclay
(11) .
The Sharks had three players
that finished first in their weight
class. In the 199-pound class. Jake
Owens bench-pressed, 280 pounds
and hoisted. 245 pounds in the
clean-and-jerk for a 525 pound
total. Josh Watkins took first in the
129-pound class with lifts of 170
pounds and' 145 pounds for a 315-
pound total. Mark Higgins took the
119-pound class with lifts of 155
pounds and 160 pounds for a 315-
pound total.
: Andrew Perrin placed second
in the 139-pound class with lifts of
205-205-410.
Third place finishers were:
(199) A. J. Spires 270-215-485;
(219) Nick Reynolds 205-250-455;
(238) Robert Dykes 285-245-530;
(HWY) Bennie Tiller 240-225-465.


struck out 11 batters, while allow-
ing only two hits, to pick up the
win.'
Shanna, Collier led the Lady
Sharks at the plate, going 2 for 3
with a pair of singles. Shanna
Wester had a single and two RBI
and Melissa Nixon a single and an,
RBI. Anna Tarikersley drove in two
runs and Belin added an RBI.
"We were glad to be able to
play," said head coach Jim Belin.
"Although it was raining, getting to
play somebody was great."
AHS 000 00 -0 22 2
PSJ 0 1 72 10 4i0
PORT ST. JOE 0, CHIPLEY 9
The Lady Sharks dropped to 3-
2 with Friday's 9-0 loss to Chipley
in the North Florida Public School
.Fast Pitch Shootout.
"Chipley's pitcher Amy Harr-
ison was great," said Coach Belin.
"She's the best pitcher we've faced
in years. We had one hit, but we
need to see that kind of pitching if
we are having any hopes of post
season play.-"
Belin (3-2) gave up three
earned runs, allowing two hits,
walking one and striking out six in.
four innings to record the loss.
Danielle Maxwell allowed five'
earned runs on five hits and three
walks while striking out two in
three innings of relief.
Shanna Collier had a single for
the Lady Sharks' lone hit.
CHS 1 03 00 1 4-9 7 0
PSJ 000 0 000 0' 0 1 3
PORT ST. JOE 11, CARRABELLE 1
Port St. Joe defeated Carra-
belle 11-1 in five innings on
Saturday in the Chipley Shootout.
The. Lady Sharks took a 2-1
lead in the second inning, then


Barber, Sherry. Foster and Heathetr c
Henderson each went 2 for 2 tilh a "'
pair of singles. Anna Tankersley
was 2 for 3 wuth a double and two
RBI. Shanna Collier: was 2 for 4;
with two RBI and Shanna Wester,
added a single and an RBI.
"We finally hit the ball for,.a
change," said; Coach Belin. \('e'
needed a win, and our pitching is'
coming along."
CHS 0 10 0 0 -1 1 3
PSJ 0 2 8 1,x 1113 0
PORT ST. JOE 2, COTTONDALE- 3
Cbttondale took advantage !of
.seven-rrwlksa-and itti-ree errors 'to- a
defeat the Lady Sharks 3-2 in
Saturday's game.
The Lady Hornets broke a 2-2
tie when they scored the winning
run in the bottom of the seventh..
inning.
Maxwell, (0-1) gave up one un.
earned run on one uialk in HIer-,
inning of reliel to record the loss.
Belin started the game on the
2 mound and gave up two unearned ,
i runs on one hit and six walks,
while stnkine out four batters in
six innings of work. ..
'Alisha Barber went 2 for 3 with,;r
a pair of singles to leadthe Port St
Joe (4-3) attack. Anna Tankersley. ;
had a single and an RBI while
Shanna Collier, Andrea Hernandez
and Jessica Sherrill each added a
single. ... ,
"We are' struggling defensive-
ly," Belin said. "We score a little',bit
on Offense, but our defense is not
up to par right now. Hopefully it
will get better. We are in for a long
year if it doesn't."
PSJ 001 100 0-2 6P 3
CHS 100 100 1 3'10
L (SEE LADY SHARKS ON PAGE 11A)


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School
Travis,
Sa sophomore, pitcher/left fielder, tossed a .----
complete game six-hitter and struck ,."
out five batters in the Sharks 3-1
loss to Vernon. He was 2 for 3 / .
with a pair of singles in the .
Vernon game, then had an
RBI single and a couple of '
good play in the outfield
in their 8-2 win over
Arnold.

Shanna,
a senior, led the Lady Sharks
at the plate this week, going 8
for 18 with three RBI over five
games. Port St. Joe went 3-2 during "'
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Varsity Girls Softball
March 14 Liberty County Home
600
March 18 Blountstown Away
6:00
March 21 Altha Away 6:00
March 24 Wewahitchka Away 7:30
March 27 e Holmes County Away
6:00
March 31 Apalachicola *,Away 6:00
April 3 Blountstown Home 6:OC
April 4 Vernon Home 6:00
April 8 La Rue Co. Kentucky
Wewahitcka 5:00
April 10 e Greenwood Kentucky Home
7:00
April 14 Florida High e Away 7:00
April 15 Vernon Away 6:30
April 17 e Liberty County Away 6.00
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Jr. Varsity Boys Baseball
March 14 Wewahitchka Away
5:00
March 15 Wakulla Away 4:00
March 20 Liberty County Away
5:00


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Refinishing
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All Wood Furniture, Gifts,
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Mert's Laundry &
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408 Reid Avenue
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Varsity Boys Baseball
March 14 Wewahitchka 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
Away 6:30
March 28 Bellview Away 7:00-
March 29 Springstead Away i
12:00
April 3 Blountstown Home 7:00
April 4 Deluth, GA Home 7:30
April 5 Florida High Home 1:00
April 8 Marianna Home 6:00
April 11 Wewahitchka Home
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WEWAHITCHKA 4, WAKULLA 1
FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH
The Wewahitchka Lady Gators
improved to 3-0 with Friday night's
4-1 victory over Wakulla in North
Florida Public School Fast Pitch
Shootout in Chipley.
The Lady Gators broke a 1- 1 tie
in the top of the eighth inning,
when they scored three runs.
Judith Husband (3-0) allowed
one unearned runs on two hits, one
walk and struck out nine batters in
eight innings to pick up the win.
'Husband also led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going 2 for 4
with a, pair of singles. Lindsay
Miller, Britney Grice and Makayla
Henderson each had a single and
* an RBI while Brandi Sasser, Laura
Husband and Ashley Smith all sin-
gled,
"This was an excellent ball
game featuring two of the top pitch-
ers in the area," said head coach
Charles Fortfier. '"We were fortunate
to put together a few hits, and take
advantage of Wakulla's errors to get
the win."
JWHS 100 000 0 3-4 8 2
WAK 010 0.00 00-1 2 4
WEWAHITCHKA 8, COTTONDALE 0
SATURDAY, MARCH STH,
Judith Husband and Sasser
combined to pitch a one-hit shut-
out as Wewahitchka defeated
Cottondale 8-0 .Saturday in the
Chipley Shootout.
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Lady Gators-back row, left to right: Laura husband, Britney
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Gaskin, Makayla Henderson and Kayla Rich. Front rodv, Jill Pippin,
Ashley Smith, and Lindsay Miller.


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Coach Charles Fortner explaining the finer points of playing
the "Lady Gators" explaining to Coach Fortner how it is done?


Grice and Ashley Smith each sin- 'effect,
gled to lead the Gators (4-0) offten- Judith Husband (5-0) tossed a


innings to pick up the win. Sasser sively. one-hit.shut-out and struck out 10
gave up one hit and struck out one "It was sloppily played game, batters to pick up the'win.
batter in two innings of relief. but they were sloppier than we Brandi Sasser was 2 for 3 with
The Lady Gators took a 1-0 were," said Fortner. a triple and two RBI. Makayla
lead in the top of the third inning, 'WHS 00 1 0 4 2 1 --8 5,0 Henderson was 2 for 3 ,with a dou-
then added four runs in the _fifth, CHS 000 000 0 -0 1 5 ,bld, Jade Gaskin was 2 for 2 with
two in the sixth and one in the sev- two RBI and Judith Husband was 2
enth. WEWAHITCHKA 10, R. F. MUNROE'0 for 2 with an RBI.
Kaylia Rich, Judith Husband TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH The Lady Gators will host'
and'Larai-uHusband each had a The Lady Gators .pickd up Apalachicoa on Tihursday. at' :00
single and an RBI while- .Britn'ey' their flfth-c'~dsecutiv6 vxctdryoT-?the'''CT in a District 3-A game and then
v, ,' season Tueday night"with a 10-o travel to Dothan for a tournament
District 3-A win over R. F. Munroe on Friday and Saturday.
This Week's. in five innings. In the Dothan Tournament, the
SV Wewahitchka (5-0, 2-0) took a Gators play Germantown at 9:00
Feature Pro ety 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second p.m. CT on Friday. On Saturday,
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Lady Sharks
(From Page 1 OA)

PORT ST. JOE 10, QREENSBORO 0
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in
District 3-2A pla\ with Tuesdavy
night's 10-0 victory over
Greensboro.
The Lady Sharks took an early
7-0 lead, scoring three runs in the
top of the first and two in both the
second and third innings. They
added one run in the sixth and two
in the seventh.
Belin and Danielle Maxwell
combined to pitch a no-hit shut-
out. Belin (5-2) struck out five bat-
ter.s and walked one in two innings


to pick up the win. Maxwell struck
out six and walked three in five
innings of relief.
Shanna Collier was 2 for 4 with
an RBI. Shanna Wester went 2 for 4
with a double and Melissa Nixon
was 2 for 3 with a, pair of singles.
Alisha Barber added a single and
an RBI.
"It was nice to- get a district
'win," said Belin. "We also got to
play a lot of young players to get
them some much needed exper-
ience.".
The Lady Sharks will host
Liberty County on Friday at 6:00
ET then travel to Blountstown on
Tuesday at 6:00. Both games are
'District 3-2A match-ups.
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Varsity Girls Softball
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
April 10 Greenwood, KY Port St. Joe 4-00
April 15 Aucilla Christian Away 3:00
April 23 Chipley Home A.00
April 24-* Rutherford Home 6:00
April-25'* Port St. Joe Away 5:00


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Varsity Boys Baseball
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


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April 3 Rickards Home *96:00
April 4 Liberty County High School *
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April 17 Blountstown Away 6:00
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More than 20 million
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National Kidney Foundation of
Florida. Most are not even aware of
this potential health threat. During
March, National Kidney Month, the
NKF urges all
Americans, especially those at
risk, to get tested for kidney dis-
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"Chronic kidney disease usual-
ly causes no symptoms until it
reaches an advanced stage, but
simple tests can be done to detect
kidney disease early," says Thomas
Peters, M.D., chair of the
Foundation's Medical Advisory
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chronic kidney disease can be
treated to prolong or even prevent
associated complicating factors,,
such as cardiovascular disease,"
Peters concluded.
According to Peters, it's impor-


tant that people visit their doctor or
a clinic to find out if they could be
,at increased risk for chronic kidney
disease. Anyone can get chronic
kidney disease, but some people
are more likely than others to
develop it. People in high-risk
groups include: diabetics or those
with family history of hypertension;
those with a family history of
chronic kidney disease; those with
high blood pressure or a family, his-'
tory of hypertension; African-
Americans, Hispanics, Pacific
Islanders and Native Americans.
The National Kidney
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simple test's for anyone who is .at
increased risk: blood pressure, uri-
nalysis to check for protein, and a
blood test to test for the level of
serum creatinine, a waste build'-up
that would indicate, that the kid-
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tering the blood well enough.


Most physicians will refer
patients who test positive for
chronic kidney disease to a kidney
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patients at increased risk for
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also advise their patients how to
reduce the risk of developing kid-
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and diet adjustments.
For more information about
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improve the health and well-being
6f individuals and families affected
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Chamber Dinner From Page IA
sold during the event for those wishing to buy beer and wine. The
annual meeting will begin at 7 p.m. -
The meeting agenda includes celebration of the year's accomplish-
ments, award presentations, introduction of new board members and
recognition of outgoing board members.
"We would like to see a record number of members attending this
year," said Sandra Chafih, executive director of the Chamber. "We will
have membership packets, available at the meeting for all wanting'to j6in
that night.
"We are growing and: hope to make a difference in our community.
Come to the meeting, enjoy a great meal and network. This is a wonder-
ful opportunity to meet our newest members."
Dinner is by reservation only and reservations must be made ain
advance. Chamber members are asked to pay before March 20. No money
will be taken at the event. For non-members, the cost of the dinner is, 40
'per plate.
To "make a reservation call the Chamber at 227-1223, e-mail at
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Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore! Encore!

Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty is once again Gulf County and Mexico Beach's sales leader!

The totals are in and the awards have been presented. 2002 was another banner year for Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty. Century
21 Gulf Coast Realty for Nyears has been the undisputed sales leader in the Gulf County area, ar.d 2002 was no exception.

Jay Rish, Broker exclaimed "our agents are the most professional, knowledgeable, and well trained in the area. Results like these
do not happen by accident. We pride ourselves in giving our clients and customers the best customer service and knowledge of
our market in the area. That is the Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty difference, and it shows in everything we 4o as a company."

Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty successfully negotiated and closed over $29,000,000 in sales contracts in 2002, making them
the sales leader for Gulf County and Mexico Beach. Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty had more agents receiving awards than any
other company based out of Gulf County.


These awards are as follows:


SUSIE WHITE
$1 Million Dollar Club


KIM HARRISON CAROL BELL
$1 Million Dollar Award Bronze Award
$2 Million $3 Million


PATRICIA RAAP BRENDA MILLER
Bronze Award Bronze Award
$2 Million $3 Million $2 Million $3 Million


ELLEN ALLEMORE MARK SCHULTZ
Silver Award Silver Award
$3 Million $5 Million $3 Million $5 Million


JAY RISH
Platinum Award
$10 Million plus
Top Sales Person in
Gulf County for Sales
Transactions


PRESTON RUSS
Gold Award
$5 Million $10 Million


Rish further stated, "Having such a talented and seasoned sales staff is a real joy. Our company has former brokers, closing
agents, business persons, and attorneys on staff. With such a rich talent pool it is no wonder why our sales staff consistently rais-
es tle bar for area sales, vear after year."

Rish also added "Our aggressive marketing techniques coupled with our large inventory of residential homes and investment
properties gives our selling clients maximum exposure in the market place and our buying clients maximum selection to exclu-
sive inventories. We have also positioned ourselves as the leader in bringing new subdivisions to the market place. Currently and
over the past year, our company has been the exclusive listing agent for at least nine new developments that will yield over 300
new lots to the marketplace. I might add that the exclusive developments we have listed are being absorbed into the market-
place at an alarming rate.

Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty is a fill service real estate brokerage, which specializes in residential and investment properties in
Gulf County and Mexico Beach. Century 21 Gulf Coast Realty also is the exclusive listing agent for several'of the properties the
St. Joe Land Company has available in Gulf County.


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DAR History Essay Winners


The St. Joseph chapter of the
Daughters of the American'
Revolution recently held an essay
contest for students. They could
write a letter from the perspective of
an American soldier enduring the
hardships of Valley Forge, or for
upper level students a paper on the
voyages of Christopher Columbus.
Three of the winning essays were


published last week. Following are
other winners.
A Letter From Valley Forge,
Winter, 1777-1778
by William Ryan Taylor
I hope all are doing well. To bring
you up to date, we were defeated by
the enemy in Brandywine and in
Germantown. The battle was harsh.
After the injured were treated, we


traveled to a small encampment
called Valley Forge. Valley Forge is in
Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is
about twenty-four miles northwest of
Philadelphia. We were instructed to
build a small road to the encamp-
ment in case of retreat.
When we arrived we built several
crude log huts that were fourteen feet
by sixteen feet. Logs do not really


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make the best roofs, so General
Washington announced that he
would gladly reward anyone who
came up with an idea for better
rooftops.
Because' we have stayed here
longer than any other of our camps,
we consider Valley Forge to be our
main camp. When we arrived here in
December 19th, we had at least
eleven thousand soldiers. We now
only have six thousand men left in
this army. Around three thousand
men died from malnutrition, expo-
sure to the bitter cold, typhoid fever,
and smallpox. We have also lost
many men, because they refuse to
extend their enlistments or they just
deserted us. The worst thing about,
them leaving is that they almost
always took their equipment and
rifles with them. We received infor-
mation that some of the deserters
have been captured by the enemy,
and that. some 'of them have been
killed.
Atthis time we are probably at
our lovwest pdint. Because of the bit-
ter cold, lack of.'shoes, and from lack
of the food'that we need, only two
thousand of us were fit for duty while
tvo thousand eight hundred and sev-
erity-three of us were unfit for duty.
The reason most of the soldiers
are starving is not because there is
not any food around us, but
because we have bad transportation
that can not carry the food. Even if
we did have good transportation, we
would still be starving because 'the
British are in all of the towns around
us. We have also had to carry fire
wood from the woods surrounding
us. It is sad that most of our trans-
portation, horses, have died. It is a .
time of mourning. for General
Washirigton, since he is such a lover
of horses. Some men from France
and the West Indies sent us some
supplies, but that. was not enough.,
Sadly, we have had to steal food from
houses-that'we find on the roadside
as we march. It is very dishonriorable
' to have to steal from our own citi-
zens, but-we must survive the winter.
We are also having a problem
with improper winter clothing. Some
of us have clothes that are a bit more
fit for summer..time, some are almost
bare, and a few of the men are stark
naked, General Washington has been
worried that the British army might
have been tracking us because of the
bloody footprints in the snow on the
trail to Valley Forge, which we left


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when we marched down here. There
is .also the trouble of not having any
blankets to cover the sick or dying
with. They have had to lie on the
cold, icy ground uncovered and freez-
ing.
It is a miracle that mutiny has
not overcome the men. There ,have
been rumors of men trying to over-
throw General Washington spread
around the camp. There was one
Irish man' named General Conway
who was leading a plot about trying
to get a better general who was a
friend of his to become.the new chief-
in-command. General Conway's
friend, General Gates, led his troops
nicely while General Washington was
not one of the best drill leaders.
There were many reasons why
General Washington might have been
overthrown. The American army had
been three times larger than the
English army, but General
Washington had not led his troops
the way that everyone else did, the
troops had not been paid in around
three years, and because of the lack
of all the items that we have needed.
There was an argument through let-
ters for a while, but after that
General Washington won. Not long
after that had happened, General
Conway left the country.
There are a few good things that
we have here though. We have plenty
of hot water, since we are near a river
and we have at least a few fires burn-
ing all the time. We are also thankful
yet surprised that the general of the
English army, General Howe, has not
attacked the encampment!yet. In the
condition we are in, you would think
that he would be intelligent enough
to attack us. Also, we are protected
by hills covered with trees so if the
English do attack they will have a
hard time attacking us. The last
thing is that the hardships we are
fighting through have brought us all
together in friendship.
A Prussian general, who speaks'
very.little English, named Baron von
Stuben, came here to the encamp-
ment early this February to help
General Washington train us. Even
though we can not understand him,
we still receive our .training, and he
gets his job done. The general is
sharing some of our pain and sorrow
at this time, but we all seem to man-
age.
General Stuben took one hun-
dred and twenty men and trained
them very quickly. After all those


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men had mastered all .of the drills
they needed to know, General Stuben
assigned each of the soldiers a troop
of one hundred and twenty men and
had them trained. I am in training
right now, and my friends and I are
learning very fast. I overheard
General, Washington and General
Stuben say that if we kept on training
at this speed then we would have the
entire army ready by the end of
February.
I must finish this letter and pre-
pare for my morning drills. Please tell
the family that I miss them and that
I said hello.
Your loving son,
Jim Card
How Did the Voyages of Christopher
Columbus Express the General
Social, Political, and Scientific
Outlook of the Fifteenth Century?
by Kimberly Berkert
An indigo cloth stretching over
the heavens and gales as strong as
the breath of God made the day of
August 3, 1492, a fine one for sailing.
Christopher Columbus embarked on
his maiden voyage west on this day.
Columbus's voyages expressed the
social, political, and scientific views.
of the fifteenth century. Columbus'
intended to establish a trade route to
the Orient, thereby improving the
social economy. Columbus's political
goal was to spread Christianity to the
Orient. While on his journey,
Columbus proved his, own scientific
calculations of the circumference, of
the world to be incorrect. His voyages
were an expression of the general,
social, political and scientific views of
the if'teenth century. .
A trade route directly west to the
Orient \vould have greatly benefited
society. Spaniards had enjoyed.
imported goods from China and the -
Orient for .many years until 1454
when the Turks captured
Constantinople. The taking of this'
central trading city was the cause for
the near extinction ofktrade with the
Orient. As trade suffered, so did the
economy. Countries were losing
money due to the lack of trade, and
citizens were being deprived of the
goods they: wanted and required.
Portugal. Columbus's native country,
was working on a new trade route
around Africa, so when Columbu! '
petitioned John I, King of Portugal f6r
supporting his excursion, he was
rebuffed. Columbus then approached
the Monarchs ol'f Spain, Isabella and
Ferdinand, with the offer to improve
their social economy with a new trade',
route. Columbus promised the mon-
archs gold, fine cloth, spices, and
other valuable items from the Orient.
A trade route to the Orient would
have solved economic problems and
brought riches to the country.
In addition. to improving, the
social economy, Columbus would
have a chance to spread,Christianity,. '
which was Isabella' and Ferdinand's
major political platform. Columbus
pleaded with the monarchs forsever-
al years. but it wasn't until the fall of
Grenada, the last predominantly.;,
Islamic city in all of Spain,'that he'
was finally granted sponsorship. Fdr&
eight centuries, the Spanish
Monarchy had been working to expel
all non-Christians from Spain. The
taking of this city meant .total
Christian conquest, and they were,
ready to spread Christianity beyond
Spain and attempt to purge Southern
Europe completely of Islam. If
Columbus could spread Christianity
to other parts of the world,
Christians would have a better
chance of eliminating the existence of
non-Christian religions. The political
goal of Columbus's voyages,
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Air Show March 14 at Wewahitchka High


Bill and Diane Peevy, with Billy Joe Smiley, center


Peevys Join Team at Port Realty


S.Port Realty is proud to
announce that Bill and Diane Peevy
have come on board at their Hwy.
98 office. Bill and Diane have been
milti-million dollar top producers
in Gulf County for the past several
years. They bring with them years
of- .experience as real estate
investors from Panama City to St.
g George Island.
They are members of the
Realtor Association of Franklin and
Southern Gulf Counties, Florida

St. Joseph Ba

and Kayak D1

'by Debbie VanVleet
Happy Ours Kayak & Canoe
Rentals is sponsoring a kayak festi-
val and St. Joe Bay cleanup on
Saturday, May 10 to benefit the
Friends of St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserves. This event is
being held during the National
River Cleanup Week which was
founded in 1992 to help keep
America's waterways clean. This
event will take place on May 10,
rain or shine!
While planning is still under-
way, we want all kayak and canoe
enthusiasts in ithe area to attend
this day of fun, sun, and good
works! More information will be
released as our sponsors and vol-
unteers commit to making this the
BEST festival of the year! For now,
here are' the highlights (you know,
Ti i'PRIZES1 or. parti,:ipatin'g in.'
thi'" event. .. -
All those who participate in the
Bay cleanup will be in kayaks or
canoes (rented or owned), and may
)1 launch any time after 9:00 a.m.
(honor system) from various points
orithe Bay. Entry fee for the clean-
up'''will be $10.00 per person.
Wqigh-in of trash collected in and
along the shoreline of St. Joseph
Bay. will be at Happy Ours Kayak
and Canoe Rentals located at the
head of the Bay. The deadline for
weigh-in is at 3:00 p.m. First, sec-
ond 'and third prizes will be award-
ed to entrants for the most garbage
(by 'weight) collected from the Bay,
and a fourth prize for the most


Association of Realtors, and the
National Association of Realtors.
"We are pleased to add Bill and
Diane to our team." says Broker
Billy Joe Smiley. "Their hard work
and professional service has
earned them a solid reputation
with the public as well as within
the business." They will join the
sales team of Ted Kinsey, Chris
King and 'Danny Raffield.
Port Realty is located at 2950
W. Hwy 98 in Highland View.

iy Cleanup

ay Slated

unusual piece collected.
Transportation, if needed, will be
provided to entrants only (no
kayaks) to return to their original
launch site at day's end.
Kayak races will begin at 3:00
p.m. at Happy Ours. A short sprint
around a pole and back will be the
track. Entry fee for each person per
race is $5.00. A person may enter
more than one race, i.e., a man in
single kayak and also as part of a


Principal Terry Linton and
Curriculum Fair Coordinator
Debbie Cole announce the theme
for this year's curriculum fair-The
Centennial of Flight.
The 2002-2003 Centennial of
Flight Curriculum Fair is sched-
uled for Friday, March 14 from
11:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. at
Wewahitchka, High School.
The public is invited to come
out and f-joy the model rockets,
model airplanes, helicopters, hot
air balloon, skydivers and ultra-
light airplanes. Also featured will

team in a tandem kayak. First
place prizes will be awarded to the
winner in each of the following divi-
sions:
1. Children under 18 in single
kayaks (both genders);,
2. Women in single kayaks;
3. Men in single kayaks;
4. Seniors aged 60 and older in
single kayaks (both genders);
5., Teams of two in tandem
kayaks (any age and gender);,
6. Grand prize for fastest in all
divisions.
"Registration will begin May 1st
at various locations to be
announced at a later date.
We are seeking sponsors for
this event. We need cash donations
to offset advertising and miscella-
neous expenses, arid we need gift
certificates or merchandise to be
awarded as prizes. All cash dona-
tions in excess of costs (should we
be so lucky) will. go to Friends of St.
Joseph Bay Preserves. Other non-
cash donations in excess of estab-
lished prizes will be awarded by
random drawing of all paid
entrants for the cleanup. Be
assured that Happy Ours Kayak &
Canoe Rentals will NOT benefit
financially from your proceeds! If
you wish to sponsor this event,
please contact: Dan or Debbie
VanVleet, Happy Ours Kayak &
Canoe Rentals, 775 Cape San Blas
Road, Port St. Joe FL' 32456, (850)
229-1991,.


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8022 Cape San Bias Road,

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Barbara Arendt
4IL Broker/Owner


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 bn March 20.)
Centennial of Flight Schedule

Thunderbirds to
Perform at Gulf
Coast Salute 2003
The United States Air Force's
aerial demonstration 'team, The
Thunderbirds, will bring their spe-
cial brand of high-flying excite-
ment to Tyndall's "Gulf Coast
Salute 2003," Saturday and
Sunday, March '22 and 23. The
theme of this year's patriotic show
,of historic and current air power is
"Celebrating 100 Years of Powered
Flight and Air Dominance."
The air show is open to the
public with free admission and
parking. Shuttle bus transporta-
tion will be provided from the
parking area to the flightline.
Security will be emphasized; no
pets, weapons, glass bottles, back-
packs or containers will be allowed
and all hand-carried items are
subject to search.
Joining' The Thunderbirds in
the air show line-up will be several
military demonstration teams and
civilian aerial shows. Invited
demonstration teams include: the
T-6, F-117, F-15E, F-14 Tomcat,
YAK Russian Warbird Demo Team,
Dave Dacy Airshows, Inc. and
AirshowUnlimited.com featuring
the Zlin 526, SP95 and Yak 55.
An entire hangar is dedicated
to free events and activities for
children including pedal planes,
face painting and moon walks.
There will be 'food, games and
plenty of attractions to make this
year's event a memorable, one.


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Royce Glen Butts
Royce Glen Butts, 71, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Sunday,' March 9,
at a local hospital.
He was born in Andalusia,
Alabama, but was a lifelong resident
of this area. He was a retired com-
bustion engineer with Basic
Magnesia, Inc. and was also a long-
time commercial fisherman. He was
a member of the Oak Grove
Assembly of God in Port St. Joe and
before being disabled loved to fish
and play softball.
Survivors include his wife of 51
years, Aline B. Butts; his parents,
Henry and Lena Butts, all of Port St.


Joe; his daughters, Angie McLeod
and husband Joe, and Benna
Player, all of Tallahassee, and
Tammy McDaniel and husband Burt
of Asheville, North Carolina; a broth-
er, Wilbur Butts of Wewahitchka;
sisters, Jimmie Yeager of
Jacksonville, Mavis Hirahara of
Carson City, Nevada, Betty Wood
and Melba Arnold, both of Atlanta,
Georgia, and Cindy Viega of Reno,
Nevada; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, March 11, at 11:00 a.m.
EST at the Oak Grove Assembly, of
God with Pastor Dave Fernandez
officiating. Burial followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.


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John Angus Dady
John Angus Dady, of 2078
Parker Ave., Port St. Joe, was called
into the kingdom of his Lord and
Savior on Thursday, March 6, at his
Port St. Joe residence after a lengthy
illness. He was 83.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, March 8, at 1:00 p.m. in
the Chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home
in Geneva with Rev. Gene Shoots
and Rev. Janet German officiating.
Burial followed at Mt. Olive
Assembly of God Church Cemetery,
Westville, with Sorrells Funeral
Home of Geneva directing.
He was born January 15, 1920,
in Holmes County, to the late Dan
and Bell Clemmons Dady. His par-
ents preceded him in death.
He had lived in the Port St. Joe
area for 61 years. He retired from
the Port St. Joe Paper Mill after 42
years of service and also from steve-
dore where he was a member for
more than 25 years. Along with his
wife, he attended the Assembly of
God Church in Highland View.
Survivors include his wife,
Dollie Louise (Davis) Dady of Port St.
Joe; two sons and a daughter-in-
law, John Wayne and Betty Joe
Dady of Mirianna,, and James
Danny Dady of St. Joe Beach; three
grandchildren, Johnny Faith arid
husband David Bearden of Port St.
Joe, John Wayne Edward and wife
Sheila Dady of Altha, and Schotsie
Lee and husband Brian Rodgers of
Panama City; six. 'great-grandchil-
dren, Rebekah Bearden, Justin,'
Savannah and John Gordon Dady,
Brandi Lee and Jessika Louise
Rodgers; two brothers-in-law,
Johnny Davis of Bruce, and Rev.
Edward E. and Mable Davis of
Westville; and several beloved


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-
OOOR -14.96 acres in Section 4, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida'- a 38
u nit ,uSLbd iisicin, development subject to all development regulatio0srequired 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 #6315-000R 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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He will be greatly missed by his
family and friends, especially his
many friends in the Highland View
area, with whom he shared mutual
respect.

Robert E. Demouey
Robert Eugene Demouey, 70, of
Beacon Hill, Port St. Joe, ,died
Monday, March 10. He is survived
by his beloved and devoted wife
Geraldeane Demouey; two sons,
Robert Demouey, Jr. and wife
Dederia and Eric Demouey; two
daughters, Kathy Sartalamacchia
and husband Roney and Gail Day
and husband Richard; and seven
grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on
Wednesday, March 12, at 1:00 p.m,
CST at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church in Mexico Beach, with the
Rev. David Nichols officiating. The
family requested memorialization by
cremation.

Joyce Ann Melvin
Joyce Ann .Melvin, 53, of
Wewahitchka passed away
Saturday, March 8. She was a life-,
long resident of Gulf County and
was of the Pentecostal faith. She was
employed by the Big B Restaurant in
Wewahitchka as a waitress.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Charlie Melvin; her
father, A. C. Pitts; and a brother,
James Pitts.
Survivors include her mother,
Viola Pitts of Wewahitchka; her chil-
dren, Cecil, (Bit) Melvin and wife,
Robbin of Wewahitchka, Charles
Melvin and Midget of Port St. Joe,
'Regina Melvin of Opelika, Alabama,
and Katrina Melvin, of
Wewahitchka; two brothers, Donald
Pitts and W. C.. Pitts, both of
Wewahitchka; and three sisters,
Linda Adkins, Margaret Culpan and
Sue Gaskin, all of Wewahitchka; and
seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m.
CST at. Glad Tidings Assembly of
God Church in Wewahitchka with
the Rev. Tracy Sanders officiating.
Interment followed in Cypress Creek
Cemetery.

Auby C. Rich
Auby C. Rich, born June 17,
1912, passed away on Saturday,
March 8, after a prolonged illness.
He was an asbestosis victim but
reached the ripe age of 90. He had
been retired for some time after
enjoying a life of farming in Holmes


County, a short career of shipbuild-
ing during WWII and a much longer
period of textile manufacturing in
Columbus, Georgia and overseas in
the country of Iran. He was a long
term member of Victory Church in
Lakeland and Live Oak Church in
Bonifay.
He is survived by his wife of 68
years, Ruby Sapp Rich of Lakeland;
sons Wayne Rich of Port St. Joe,
Billy Rich of Lakeland, and Don Rich
of Wewahitchka; one brother, Ray
Rich of Milton; seven grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren. He
took great pride in the educational
level and achievements of all his
family members. His offspring
include a retired businessman, a
Divinity student, an attorney/CPA,
an- education administrator, several
healthcare professionals, registered
nurses, a doctor and a professional
chef.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. CST on Friday, March
14, at Peel Funeral Home Chapel in
Bonifay. A memorial service will be
held at 11:00 a.m. CST on Saturday,
March 15, at Live Oak Assembly of
God Church in Bonifay. Interment
will follow at the Live Oak Assembly
of God Cemetery.
An earlier memorial service was
held at Lanier Funeral Home in
Lakeland on March 9. Family friend,
the Rev. 'Robert Elliott has been
asked to officiate both memorial
services.

Hugh H. Semmes

Hugh Holleman Semmes, 81, of
Wewahitchka, passed away Sunday
evening, March 9, in Panama City.
He was born December 19, 1921 in
Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of,
Tom and Fan Semmes. He served in
the U; S. Navy in the Pacific theater
during WWII as a gunner's mate on
the USS Pennsylvania. After serving
his tour of duty he attended Auburn
University and graduated with a
degree in agriculture. He taught vet-
erans in new Brockton, Alabama
before returning to Auburn
University where- he earned his,
Masters degree in' Administration.
He worked for the Gulf County
School system for 26 years, first as
an agriculture teacher and then as
the first principal of Wewahitchka
Elementary School when it became a
separate school. As a hobby, Hugh
made wooden fishermen and whooie
sticks to give to all his friends.
He is survived by his wife of 57
years, Madge Semmes of
Wewahitchka; three sons, Tom
Semmes CW3, U. S. Army, Retired,
and wife Diane, Glenn Semmes, all
of Wewahitchka, John Semmes,


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10:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, March
11, at the First Baptist "Church. of
Wewahitchka, conducted by the Rev,.
Mike Stroud and David Taunton.
Interment followed in the family plot
in Jehu Cemetery. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the Charles
Whitehead Library and/or the First
Baptist Church of Wewahitchka.

Aline L. Stevens

Aline (Ledet) Stevens was born
in 1906 and raised on a sugar cane
plantation near Thibodaux,
Louisiana, where her father was the
working manager. She attended, a
Catholic convent school and gradu-
ated at the eighth grade; she had 'to
travel seven miles to school by horse
and buggy and remain from Monday
through Friday. She was voted ,best
driver in Thibodaux in 1,924, when
there were four cars in town.
At age 18 she married Charles
Stevens. The couple moved to Port
St. Joe in 1938 to start up the paper
mill where her husband was an
evaporator operator. She was- a
housewife and homebuilder and a
devout Catholic. She remained, in
Port, St. Joe until her death on
March 7.
She was preceded in death hby
her husband in 1987. She is sui-
.vived by two sons, Ellis and Charles
Stevens of Port St. Joe; two grand-
sons, a great grandson and a great
granddaughter.
Funeral mass was held Monday
March 10 at 11:00 'a.m. ET at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church, conduct-
-ed by the Rev. Father Tom Guidp.
Interment followed in Holly. Hill
Cemetery.

Donnie N. Whitfiekd
Donnie Noah Whitfield, 39,. of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Thursday,. March 6. Donnie was
born and raised in Wewahitchka,
and was of the Pentecostal faith.
'He enjoyed pond fishing and
horse trading, and had a love for 'all
children. (
He was preceded in death by his
father, George Whitfield. His sur-
vivors include his mother, Berniee
Lorraine Whitfield of Wewahitchka;
two sons, David Charles Whitfield
and Donnie Noah Whitfield Jr., both
if Wewahitchka, eight sisters, .Fay
-Stewart .and husband9paenhy -df
Panama 'City; Alberta Bellew, a-rid
husband Winston of Apalachicola,
Joyce Sims and husband Ronnie of
Panama City, Carolyn Collins and
husband Ricky .of Wewahitchka,
Cathy Collins and husband Johpny
of Wewahitchka, Audrey Cook and
husband Otto of Wewahitchka,
Teena Hayes and husband, Charlie
of Wewahitchka, and Darlene
Bozeman and husband Bud of
Wewahitchka; two brothers, Johnny
Whitfield and wife Marie of Milton
and Lonnie Whitfield and wife June
of Wewahitchka; and many nieces
and nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews, and aunts and
uncles.
Funeral services were held qt
3:00 p.m. CST, Monday, Marchh i0.
at the Potter's House Church' in
Wewahitchka with the Rev Rodney
Leaman officiating. Interment fol-,
lowed in Cypress Creek Cemetery.;






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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Gulf County Planning and Development Review board wilf meet Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
Eastern, in the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building to
discuss and-possibly act upon the following:
1. Approve Minutes February 18, 2003
2., Preliminary Plat Approval County Harvest Estates Edward Bish Parcel ID #0741-028R, #0741-010R
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Sunset Pointe Subdivision Charles Costin Parcel ID #6345.500R
4. Preliminary Plat Approval Magnolia Bluff Subdivisibn Barbara Harmon Parcel ID #3816-OOOR
5. Preliminary Plat Approval Lantana by the Sea Richard Parvey Parcel ID #6314-OOOR-3.90
6. Final Plat Approval Integras Rehabilitation Phase II Integras Inc. Parcel ID #3801-050R
7. Final Plat Approval Barbee Subdivision Archie Subdivision Parcel ID #3324-0OOR
8. Final Plat Approval Tremont Estates C&S Development Parcel ID #3171-080R
9. Final Plat Approval Centerpeach Beach Greg Waddell Parcel ID #4247-7000R
10. Small Scale Land Use Change S&D Enterprises, Inc. Changing Mixed Commercial/Residential to Agricultural -
Parcel ID #6315-OOOR
11. Comp Plan/EAR revisions
12. Staff .
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meeting can be obtained from;
the Planning/Building Department at 850-229-8944. PblishM.rch 13, 2003


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by Jessica Stoppelbein
Announcements
Mrs. Lister would like to extend
a' special thanks to all of the stu-
dents who made great efforts to be
in attendance and to who gave their
ver~j best during our recent FCAT
administration. We are all so very
proud of our students: A special
thanks goes to Rev. Joey Smith and
Mrs. Peggy Manor for volunteering
to 'help us with our breakfast. Also,
our lunchroom manager Mrs.


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Sharon Shearer
Sharon Shearer went. above and
-beyond the'call of duty to make sure
our students had full stomachs
eachh day before testing began.
Thanks Mrs. Sharon!
-'' Mrs. Lloyd's assignments for
'memory work are eighth grade
.* "Sympathy" by Paul Dunbar or
"Dreams" by Lahgston Hughes. The
seventh grade's memory work is "We
'Wear the Mask" by Paul Dunbar.
There -will be -play practice for the
play Shakespeare and the Hillbillies
every Monday. Tuesday, ,and
-Thursday afternoon from 2:35 until
3:30.
S''Mrs. Hoo0er would like to
announce that all students wishing
Jto try-out for the 2003-2004 cheer-
.eading squad need to turn in their
forms. by March 21st. If you do not
have the forms please see Ms.
Hoover as soon as possible.
Eighth grade trip final pay-
ments are due,, in the first week of
April. There' will be one- more
fundraiser to help with this pay-
mnent.
,"' True Love Waits Rally will be
'held in Port St. Joe at the First
United Methodist Church on
Sunday, March 16th. The event is
:designed to promote abstinence
-until marriages A bus will be avail-
able to transport students on a first
oeme basis. The bus will depart
from Wewahitchka Middle School at
-4145 pm-and return approximately
.at 8:00 ,pm. A parent or guardian
Must sign a field trip permit. Food
will not be available, so -those
attencding,will ,eed to, pla. on eating
.pnor oleavinna or when they return
Transportation 'homr *from- 'the
school will not be provided. For fur-
ther information, contact Carol-
Kelley at 639-4750. ::
-0 -, The WMS Odyssey of the Mind
'Team will attend regional competi-
ition on Saturday, March 22, at
Jefferson High School, in
l~i'obtinello. '
Spring Break will begin at 12:00
jpm on Friday, March 21st, which is
ant, early release day. Students will
be 'on holiday from March 24 uritil
March 28.
Sports
The Baby Gators Softball team
: has started out with a great season.


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They will face Carrabelle at home on
Friday at 4:00 pm, and the second
game of the double header will be at
5:30. The rest of their schedule fol-
lows: March 18 against Bristol in
Bristol at 2:00 and 3:30. March 21
against Port St. Joe at home at 3:00
and 4:30. April 3 against Port St.
Joe away at 4:00 and 5:30. All
games are double headers.
The Gator Baseball team has
started off to a great season, as well.
They face Carrabelle on the 11th in
Carrabelle at 4:00. The rest of their
schedule looks like this: March 14th
against Altha away at 4:30, March
17th against Freeport at home at
5:00, March 19th against St. Joe at
home at 4:00.


PSJ Middle

School News
by Amy Brockman
As always, hello, hello to every-
one out there! I hope everyone has
had an absolutely magnificent 'week
and weekend! Wow. This nine weeks
is over. I.mean, it ended Wednesday.
Unfortunately, this is also the end of
the line for my (excellent) news arti-
cles. Our very own Warren Floyd of
the eighth grade will be taking over
the news for the next grading peri-
od. If you guys think that my arti-
cles were long, I'm fairly confident
you'll find that Warren has a ten-
dency to, well let's just say he likes
to talk--a lot. Hey, I'm just kidding
around, so :let's get back to the
news..
FCAT is over! For the first time
this year, our teachers won't have to
strain to pound the needed info for
FCAT into our skulls. Because, this
Wednesday, the horrid, looming


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tests finally ended. YAY! If you, for,
whatever reason, missed any day of
this test, you need to make it up, so.
you best get your 'lil behind to the
office to get this taken care of!
On March 17, the eighth grade
will head out for their first, and for
some of them, last field trip. We will
be attending the play "I Never Saw
Another Butterfly." This play deals
with the Holocaust,' and I believe
that it was even written by children
of this horrendous occurrence. So,
everybody tie a ribbon on your fin-
ger to remind yourself to bring a
bagged lunch and drink, as we will
be eating wherever we are going. I
think we will be going to Panama
City and will eat our lunch in Under
the Oaks Park.'
Charities and organizations
community service projects; Relay
for Life members will be bringing
home an info letter concerning the,
event coming up the weekend of
April 4. If you're lucky, Ms. Howze
might pin this announcement to
your son/daughter's: shirt. This
way, you'll actually be aware of what
your child is committed to, 'ahead of
time! Also, Pennies for Patients is in
its second week. Mrs. Bancroft's AA
is off to a'"roaring" start, with over
$60 collected already. Yay for your
guys! Way to gol Just in case you
miss the two half page ads address-
ing the make-A-Wish .campaign
being held this ,Saturday, it will be
happening with full force over at the
Pig. Hope to see you there!
As I .bring this last article of
mine (tear!) to' conclusion, I would
like to say, that this has been a rude,
awakening to the responsibility of-a
deadline. Good luck, Warren. (By
the way, if you'd like, I'll tell the
office to call you up every Friday so,
that you can get your announce-
ments. And, oh yes, type iti)
So farewell, so long, and all
those goodbye things until we meet.
again.


Author, Scholar Visits
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Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D. will
be a guest speaker at Tyndall Air
Force Base during Women's History
Month. She will speak and conduct
a workshop on leadership excellence
for program managers on Thursday,
March 13. She will meet with the
Base Commander and department
heads to discuss best management
practices across the Department of
Defense and the Intelligence Com-
munity. She is daughter of the late
Nathan Peters, Sr. and Mary Peters
'of Port St. Joe.
She is a member of the Senior
Executive Intelligence Service. She
is on an academic sabbatical at
Trinity College (Washington, DC) as
a scholar-in-residence in the
International Affairs Programs. She
is a business consultant, motiva-
tional speaker, and a ,dynamic
'proven change agent. Her' clients
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tive partnerships with federal agen-
cies, academia, and industry. She
has more than 20 years of experi-
ence with DOD and the Intelligence
Community with assignments in
Japan, the Philippines, Germany,
England, Belgium, and Italy. She is
the author of 'several training, HR
related publications and strategic
plans. Dr. Gant is the author of A
Guide-Workplace Success: Ten
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leadership programs George
Washington. University, The'
Brookings Institute, and Harvard
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ment. Dr. Gant received her B.S.
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University, School of Butsiness and
Industry; M. A. Degree from George
Peabody College, Vanderbilt
University; and Ph.D. from Virginia
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must see at $675,000.00 BR/1 BA single family home. Screened
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,227-2160 or 800-600-1298. beach. ML#95428. Qnly $289,900
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2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ 1975
home completely remodeled to 2002 home.;
;3br/1.5ba inside, 1.5ba in 20x26 add
o'n(unfinished) could be apartment or
garage. -House has new flooring, hew dry-
wall, new AC, new ceiling, hew kitchen, new
doors, new 'sewer and water lines.
mls#94527 $149,900 Call Brenda
Miller


874 Country Club Road Port St.
Joe 4BR/3.5BA home that sits on 9th hole
.of St. Joe Country..Club. Built for entertain-
i.ng with a magnificent.panoramic view of
golf course. Downstairs renovated in 95'
',,ith carpet, tile, tubs, vanities, and kit.
appliances. mls#94223 For more info,
call Carol Bell (f@800l 451 2349


Port St. Joe 1101 Garrison
Avenue 4BR/2BA very imce'"clder
home that sits on a 1,27'xl 01 corner lot.
$139,900. MLS#94942. Call Mark
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located near schools, church, gym, and not far to
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40 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach. UNOB-
STRUCTED GULF VIEW! 3 BR/2 BA
home totally renovated in 2001, replumbed,
rewired, new appliances, windows, front
porch enclosed, heated & cooled. Many
other improvements. Just move in and enjoy
the viewl!$575,000 MLS#95491

Lantana By The Sea
Cape San Bias' exclusive gated gulf front
community, with. pool, fantastic gulf view's
and boardwalk access to the beach.
Predevelopment prices $135,000
to $450,000 per homesite.
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dedicated bay view. One of the few St. Joe
landmark homes that has survived. Includes
540sq ft separate guest cottage over garage
that has great rental potential. Home and
cottage has been elegantly renovated.
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'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf view! lot
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and charm. Enjoy the sunset overlooking the Gulf
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S;isie White @227-9600.O


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
PORT ST. JOE WEWAHITCHKA Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South Beach
* Windmark Beach-Lot #77. Corner lot with Acreage 25 acres and up. Prices range MLS#91560 $189,900.
a beautiful gulf view. Located directly across from from $75,000-$132,600. INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
boardwalk to water. MLS#95244 $465,000. HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots, 300ft. C- Lrge j' 1 0' 85'
Call Carol Bell. road frontage (.75 acres) close to boat launch, on Up gLONTRAwvo 0o0
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf Call Patricia Raap. MLS#92599 Preston Russ
County -Water front lot One of a kind lot in $35,000 Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines
Windmark Beach. $685,000 MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave., $14,900. Subd., zoned residential/commercial.
* South Gate Subdivision The first gated OVERSTREET $239,900. MLS#94532
subdivision in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at The Landings at Wetappo Lots priced Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x452'.
$44,900' from $69,900-$115,000. MLS#93994, $450,000. Call Mark
* Commercial Property Garrison East Bay Plantation Discover Qulf County's Schultz.
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $226,512 MLS#90451. Other -Bay. Interior lots $39,900, Bay Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
* Commercial Property Woodward View' lots $79,900, Creek Front lots MLS#93995, $450,000. Call Mark
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $234,788 MLS#92076 $89,900, Bay Front lots $179,900 Schultz.
* Garrison Plantation A corner lot in the 4~* SuH l'Jd to Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30,
newest subdivisicSOr t. Joe. $41,500 se ar astal. $99,900.
MLS#93212 MLS#9581. $60,000. Patricia Raap BEACHES
SGarrison Plantation A nice lot in the Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8 G14ne.
newest subdivision to build your dream home. acres, MLS #91915, $36,630, call G
$34,500 MLS#93213 Patricia Raap at 648-5683 MS.L W NK,wG
Generous sized lots for sale in a well CAPE SAN BLAS Sunset Village Located at St. Joe Beach by
* Generous sized lots for sale in a well -Windmarks proposed development. Amenities
established neighborhood where new homes are 204' on Cape San Bias Road, Bay View include pool, tennis court, landscaped entrance,
also being constructed., Very reasonably and just one block to beach, MLS#94821, paved streets and much more, Lots will be
priced at $24,900. Ride by today and $139,900. Preston Russ. paved streets and much more. Lots will be
pick out your lot. Call Carol Bell at 850- Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island released in phases. The second release is now
227-4252. offering 8 private and secluded lots on upland available. Call for more details.
l* P lOJ &t" A ue'. island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private community 107 Ponce De Leon St. -St. Joe Beach -
$1 AC with 2 way bridge and security gate. Beautiful In first block of beach 2nd lot from dedicated
OTHER GULF COUNTY Western facing views in a secluded pristine area beach Beautifully landscaped has underground
ACR G MLS#94562. Starting at $199.900. Call electric run. 46' wide for 73' then 50' for 52' -
ACREAGE Kim Harrison 850-227-3745. 125' total depth. Super location and pricel
* Rural acreage parcels from 25 acres and Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape San Bias $100,000. MLS#93072
up. Price ranges from $75,000- Rd., $210,000 Susie White. St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on
$571,290. 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 Court and 370'x125' on Americus. Greatoppor-
* Large lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices MLS#92253 tunity for commercial or/and residential.
range from $8,000-$12,500. Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive, $975,000. MLS#94465 Call Ellen
MLS#93026. $154,900. Allemore.


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2003 best 100 companies for
women.' As a Special Assistant for
Community Diversity Management
and Director, Intelligence Commun-
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the Director of Central Intelligence
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Community Management.
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for thirteen national level agencies
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by law. That is becau' e medical
research shows that 85% of
cyclists' head injuries can be pre-
vented by a bicycle helmet. More
than 800 bicycle riders are killed
in the U.S..every year, almost all in
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thousands more suffer less severe
but still-debilitating injuries which
are far worse than the physical
pain of scraped skin or even bro-
ken bones. Your child can suffer
permanent personality changes
and learning disabilities from a
brain injury, and both of you will
be aware of what has been lost.
Common long-term effects include
concentration difficulties, aggres-
siveness, headaches and balance
problems. Imagine your anguish if
this were to happen to your child.
Helmets sell in bike shops or
by mail order from $20 up, or in
discount stores for $10 or even
less. A good shop helps with fit-
ting, and fit is important for safe-
ty. A discount helmet can be
equally protective if you take the
time to fit it carefully on your
child. Helmets are cheap for their
benefit, so don't wait for a sale.
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inline skating are identical, so a
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NJROTCI


News

by: Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
Saturday, March 8th, Port St.
Joe's NJROTC cadets marched in
the 8th annual Camp Gordon
Johnston Association Reunionf
parade in Carrabelle. Cadets Kris
Searcy, Becky Needham, Mylissa
Brake, and Shawn Kemp honored
and carried the American flag as
the Color Guard. Following the
National Colors, marched the drill
team, commanded by Cadet
Maggy Quaranta.
Even with a majority of
younger cadets, the team per-


formed well, exercising tricky,
rhythmic moves. Down the main
road, the crowds clapped and
cheered as the cadets shouted
military changes and executed
marching sequences. It was a sin-
cere pleasure and honor to partic-
ipate in such a prestigious event.
Schedules are starting to get
more hectic as the year progress-
es. Mid-semester exams were
given early in the week as the last
quarter of the school year began.
Pressure is weighing down as the
annual military inspection for
NJROTC draws near. Hopefully,
spring break will give the cadets a
rest before finishing out the school
year.
On Friday, March 14th, the,
NJROTC Unit will be traveling to
Wewahitchka for a special event.
The cadets will attend a curricu-,
lum fair centered on the theme of
flight from 11:00. a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CT. Also on Friday, March 14th, a
military jazz band will be playing
and entertaining at Port St. Joe
High School in the gym from 9:00
a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET.
In other news, there will be a
car wash this Satueday,, Marcht
15th. The fundraiser will be at
Advanced Auto store from 8:30
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. All cadets
are encouraged to help in this
event to benefit the unit. Until
next time, anchors aweigh!


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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
Bay 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 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Presentation 7:30-7:45 p.m.
Public Comments 7:45-8:30 p.m.

As indicated above, the first hour of the meeting is devot-
ed to the review 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


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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.
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Coordinator in writing, or on the phone, at least seven (7) calendar days before the meeting date at the address
above. Publisch March 6 & 13, 2003


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Academics and Achievements
by Fritz Stoppelbein
Out of field teachers this year
include: Micah Peak in Geometry,
and Informal Geometry, Mark
Arrant in World History, James
Stein in Chemistry and Physics,
Charles Jolly in Gifted, Mark
Taunton in Individual and Dual
Sports, and Bill Carr in
Technology.
FCAT and Stanford 9...
Grades 7-10 took the FCAT
tests Tuesday and Wednesday of
last week and will finish them
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week. Juniors and seniors took the
Stanford 9' test last Tuesday,
March 4th. Good luck to all the
students testing these two weeks.
True, Love Waits Rally...
The WHS Power, of, Positive
Students (POPS) group is sponsor-
ing a True Love Waits rally to be
held at the First United Methodist
Church in Port St. Joe' this
Sunday, March 16. This event will
host an abstinence-based, message
presented by. students through the
use of drama ,and skits., All stu-
dents-grades 6-12 'are encouraged
to attend!
Sports by Ashley Smith
The Wewa Gators hosted the
Marianna Bulldogs Monday,
February 24. The Varsity lost with
a final score of 9-1, but the JV
gained a win with a score of 9-5.
Tuesday the Gators traveled to R.F.
Monroe. The Varsity won with a 10-
2 score, and the JV took the game
with a 3-0 win. Friday, they lost to
the visiting Aucilla Christian
Academy.
Softball
The Lady Gators started off'
their season Thursday ,at
Rutherford. The Lady Gators
scored 2 runs in the sixth inning to
win 2-0. Friday they.played Aucilla
Christian Academy winning a
shutout of 15-0. Over the past
weekend the Lady Gators traveled
to Chipley to add two more wins to
their record, which is now 4-0.
Track. : : '
Tuesday the Wewa Gators
Track Team traveled to Rutherford
for their first meet. The girls fin-
ished 5th with Brittlee Howerton
winning the 2-mile. Matt Kramer
won the 110 High Hurdles to lead
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Saturday were cancelled. Frid'd.
the team traveled tp Bay High for a
very successful race. Good Iicle
next week, Gators!
,The Gators weightlifting team
traveled to Blountstown to beam
their season. Other teams included
Port St. Joe and Chiplev. The
Gators traveled to PorL St. Joe for
their .second meet of the season.
improving on 'last week's perform-
ance.

WHS Calendar
Thursday, Mar., 13: lunch.
cheeseburger; 3:00, SWAT meeting
in Gator. Room; 3:00, jr. varsity
baseball 'Altha away; 3r30.
weightlifting at Marianna; 5:00O,
varsity softball Apalach h0ine..
5:00.: varsity' baseball Apalach'
away DH.
Friday, Mar.I 14: lunch, pizza;
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INVITED); 4:00, junior varsity
baseball home vs PSJ; 6:00, varsi-;
ty baseball home vs PSJ.


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Thinking of Placing Loved


One in Nursing Home? See

On-line Comparison


Rose Drye, left, president of the Realtors Association pre-
senting award to Sabrina Burke.


Realtor Receives

Platinum Award


1 The Realtors Association of
Franklin and Southern Gulf coun-
0 ties announced its award winners
at -their annual awards banquet
held- at the Gibson Inn on January
23.
-* -Sabrina Burke with Artida
Ciorhmuriit\ Sales at \\indMark
Beach received the Platinum Award


for .sales volume of over $10 mil-
lion. Burke was also awarded sec-
ond runner-up in sales volume for
Franklin and Gulf counties. com-
bined, placing her with two highly
professional realtors from St.
George Island. This recognition
placed Burke as. the Top Producer
for Gulf County by overall sales vol-
ume for 2002.


Port St. Joe Receives

New Public Radio Signal


Making d decision about nurs-
ing home care for one's loved ones

Veteran Assistance Available
The County Veterans' Service
Officer, Bo Williams, will be at the
Beaches Fire Department on the
2nd Wednesday of each month
from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT to
provide information and assistance
to veterans and their family mem-
bers on issues relating to Veteran
Administration benefits.
The intent is to provide infor-
mation, and if necessary schedule
an appointment for a home visit or
for the clients to come to the office
located in the Administration
Building at the courthouse to com-
plete necessary forms and paper-
work.
Juvenile Justice
Council Meeting
The Gulf Coast Juvenile Justice
Council will meet Thursday, March
20, at 4:00 p.m. at the Gulf County
Library on Highway 71 North in
Port St. Joe. Membership is open to
the public. The community is wel-
come, and everyone are encouraged
to attend. For details and informa-
tion, contact Don Washabaugh at
850-227-7340.


can be difficult, but Medicare offers
information about Florida nursing
homes to help 'you make an
informed decision.
Visit www.medicare.gov and
click the "Nursing Home Compare"
link or call 1-800-MEDICARE to
learn more about specific nursing
homes. "Nursing Home Compare"
provides information on each
Medicare and Medicaid certified
nursing home in Florida and quali-
ty measures such as the incidence
of pain, pressure sores and the use
of physical restraints.
Visiting a nursing home fre-
quently is always the best way to
judge the quality of care in a home.
This information provided by
Medicare is another: good tool to
use in the decision making process
and provides you with a starting.
point for beginning a conversation
with nursing home administrators.
,. Florida Medical Quality
Assurance, Inc., Florida's Medicare
Quality Improvement Organization,
is currently working with nursing
homes on the Nursing Home
Quality Initiative to imnpro% e care in
Florida nursing facilities.


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Brandi Ellise Brogdon and Jeremy Hysmith'

Plan March Wedding
8 Ellis Brogdon and Ms. Dianne Brogdon of Wewahitchka have
announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Braridi Ellise Brogdoln, to Jeremy "Bunk" Hysmith, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar -[Fysmith, also of Wewahitchka.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the
Honeyxille Methodi-t Chuich in Wewahitchka. A reception will follow at
the Community Center. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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On Friday during Lent, St.
James' Episcopal Church in Port.
St. Joe will be offering a Noonday
Sermon Series. Various Northwest
Florida clergy have been invited to
preach during a series of noonday
prayers. The services will begin in
the church at 12 noon and will be
followed by a simple and nourish-
ing meatless lunch in the parish
hall.
On Friday, March 14, the guest
preacher will be the Reverend
Thomas Guido. Father Guido is the
Pastor of St. Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church in Port St. Joe.
On Friday, March 21, the Right
Reverend Jackson Biggers will be

Benefit Gospel Sing al
Abe Springs Baptist Church
will host a Gospel Sing on
JSaturday, March 15, beginning at
6:00 p.m., CST. Local talent will be:
featured.
A love offering will be collected
for the Bread of Life 'Food
Ministries, and the proceeds will be
used to purchase groceries. The
church gives away groceries to


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the guest preacher. Father Biggers.
formerly the Rector of the Church
of the Redeemer in Biloxi,
Mississippi, has recently retired ,as
Bishop of the Diocese of Northern
Malawi in the Anglican Church of
the Province of Central Africa.
All members of the community
are invited to the Lenten Sermon
Series and are welcome to join
thenn for lunch. The serviceand the
lunch together will take. less than
an hour. The church and parish
hall are located at 800 22nd Street
in Port St. Joe. For more informa-
tion,, contact the parish office at
850-227-1845.

b Abe Springs Baptist
needy people in the community on
the fourth Saturday of each month.,
The church is located at 13913 SW
CR 275 in Abe Springs.
Pastor Allen Pitts and the con-
gregation extend an invitation to
everyone to come out and enjoy the
music and fellowship. For more
information call 674-1463 or 674-
5880.


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White City
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Homecoming
Oliver Harper will be the guest
speaker and Billy Rich will bring
the music to the Homecoming pro-
gram on Sunday, March :30 at
White City Baptist Church.
Services will begin at 10:30
a.m. and end around 1:00 p.m.
Dinner will follow the services on
the church grounds.
The congregation invites, the
community to make plans to
attend.


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Rummage Sale
at St. James
Episcopal
St. James Episcopal Church,
22ind 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.
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True Love Waits Rally Sunday


On Sunday, March, 16th, the
Power of 'Positive Students
(P.O.P.S.) will p-esent a True Love,
Waits sRally at First United
Methodist Church in Port St.-Joe.
The event will take place from 6:.30
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is
-sponsored by the Christian
Community Development Fund.


True Love Waits is an event
designed 'to promote abstinence
until .marriage through the use of
skits, music 'and testimonies. A11
students in grades 6 through ;12
are encouraged to attend!'
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Jetson, a 7 month old male dog;,
Marcel. a young golden retnever
mix: Dixie. a black shepherd
female; and Bullet, a handsome
one year old medium sized .mxed
breed dog. :
Candy, a female beagle, a year
and, a half old; Harvey, a 5 month


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old tabby kitten; Dominique, a
white male lab, already neu tered
with shots: Ricky. a year old large.
white lab mix male: Buck. a black
and ,white ..',bull dog: and three
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Men's Day Observance
The men of New Bethel 'Arican Rev. Cal
Methodist Episcopal Church will pastor and H
observe .Annual Men's Day on' .person.-The
Sunday, March 16. Church school the corner
will assemble at 9:30 a.m., followed Highway 98
by morning worship at 11:00 a.m.
The theme for this special service is A Celebr
1"Men Meeung God's Standards." Pastor F
The guest speaker is Brother members of'
Tony Davis of Chipley. Other Port St. Joi
guests are a male ,chorus and evenrone to
musicians. The community is invit- Join tht
ed to join in. praise on Fr


:lin Griffin. Sr. is the
4eerbrt Beard is chair-
church is located at
of Avenue.C and
in Port St. Joe:'.
ation of Praise :
Rosa Garland and'the
The House ofl Praise ol
e would like to Lmitt
come and be blessed.
en min a. celebration of
1. Mar. 21 at 7:00 p.m.


1ie Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 ) Wewahitchka, FL 32465
S850-227-1417
Weekend Mass Schedule
4:00 pm Saturday (ET)
9:30 am Sunday (ET), 11:00 am Sunday (CT)
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fridays
Come home to 'Healing the Body of Christ' Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Lentenr Retreat- Fr.,'Ron Simboli -,M'arci-23-264 6:O0prt

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES'

++. | EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11.00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.s.tiamesepiscopalchuirch.org 850-227-1S845\

First Baptist Church .
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Bre-it Vickery, Pastor
:. :Budd, Caswe-ll Benjamin Roberts
..i Mir. oter at .,. &- Education. Airn..f, r to Students
Sunday School .. . 9 45 am
Morning Worsh.p Service .... .830.& 1.OQ oam
L-rA, .)" g Disple Tra.ring ..,. : .. ... 6:00 pm
Evening Worshp .p . '. 7 00 pm
Wednesday Pro)aer Meeting ..... ;. 6:30 pr
Mon-Fri. Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" "

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ..................... ...... 10:00 a.m
Sunday Morning Service ....................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7.00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
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Everyone welcome

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


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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
S A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General .,emblh 9:45 a.m.i* Bible Stdf all .]Ie 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
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S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'5 S xteenth Street
Sunday Worship ..... .. 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. '
Adult School ....... 11 a.m. ,
*Sunday School -
*Young Children .
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Pasror Rev. J. Reid, GCmero0 H.gh.. ay 71,'


Cecil Costin Sr Bld/


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11:00
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Wednesday rayer 7:00 p.m.


... ,iI Constitution and Monument
S. ort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SurndJ' ScLool 9:45 a.m. leii.di. lut ulid
Morning \Vrhip . .... 11:00 a.m. Fellowship . . ..6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship . .... 7:30 p.m.
( 850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice .... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. 'owns, Jr. Diana Sealey
PASTOR Choir Director Youth & Children's Director j
-..VER ON WELACOROME!.'.


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


Join us in worship ...o
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: lamilylifechurch net


Hwy. 98
S ... Panaa City
S-.. H Reid Ave: "''".
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"The,Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16 .....

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



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First United Methodist Church
1^ of Mexico Beach
.11'1 North 22nd Street.* Meico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ... .. .. 8:00 i.m. &9:3,0 a'.m., CT
i Contemporary ...................... ................ 1:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820


Come Celebrate with us!
Grace Baptist Church


But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 d.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m. i
(in members' homes)
Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
www.GraceEagles.org


The Potter's House
S"where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
I SCHEDULE OF SERVICES o I
SSunday 10:00 AM ........... .. Worship Service
- \ -'. Sunday 6:00 PM ................... Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM .................. Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
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Singing:
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2420 Long Avenuwe *Poet St. Joe, Florida 32456 J
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School .................. 10 a.m. Give unto the Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ........... 1 .. du a.m. e Hfis ame, woship the
Sunday Evening Worship .............. 6 p.m. Lord in the beauty of holiness.'i
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2


Noonday Teaching Series During
Lent at St. James Episcopal


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Mar. 13. 2003 Page 9B


News Column
Faith Christian School


LPHIN NEW$

SPORT ST. JOE
- MENTARYSCHOOL


Mark your calendars now for
the spring auction and dinner to
be held on Saturday, March 15.
The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.
and the auction will start at 7:00
p.m. Come prepared to enjoy a
wonderful time of fun and fellow-
ship, and get set to bid on a lot of
fantastic items.
The first grade class wound up
their studies of different countries
with International Day on Friday,
February 28. The class enjoyed
learning fun facts, tasting foods,
viewing, posters, hearing reports,
and listening to music from coun-
tries around the globe. All of the
students did a fabulous job on
their projects. Ribbons were
awarded to Malachi Parker, first
place, Austria; Danielle
Matincheck, second place, Japan;
and Jarret LaLuzerne, third place,
France. The entire class celebrated
with an American meal at
McDonalds. Special thanks to


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Angela Bouington and Heather
Smith for judging the projects and
to the parents who .worked with
their children to make these proj-
ects a fun learning experience.
Spirit Week was a great suc-
cess, and the activities during the
week brought much response from
students and teachers. The overall
winner for the best and most cre-
ative door was third grade. The
prize for the" prettiest went to the
two-year-old class, and second
grade won the award for the door
with the best student effort.
Cheer awards went to grades 5
and 6 for first place and to the
kindergarten classes of K-5 and K-
4 for second and third places. Best
posters were judged in three age
categories. First, second and third
places, respectively, in grades 6-8
were Zachary Taylor, Sandy
Hodges and Jordan Way. In grades
3-5, the top posters were by
Simone Barrett, Rakeem Quinn,
and Nate Taylor. The winners from
the younger students up through
grade two were Lexie McGhee,
Cheyene Nelson, and Bethany
Taylor.


Read Across America
PSJ Elementary will be cele-
brating Dr. Seuss' birthday the
week of March 17-21.
Monday, March 17: "Sock It To
Me" with a good book, wear crazy
socks.
Tuesday, March 18: "Cat in

Criminal Justice
Class Graduates
Criminal Justice Training
Academy Class #20 graduated
from Gulf Coast Community
College on March 6.
The following students
received the Charles H. Abbott,
Academic Award: Clayton E.
Crosby, Timothy W. Delaney and
Heath D. McConnell. Jeffrey G.
Oleck was awarded the Top Gun
Award.
The following students also
graduated: Wendy D. Entrekin-
Rivard, Kevin C. Harder, Richard
W. Heming, Geffrey A. Junn, Peter'
M. Keukelaar, David R. Lanier,
Michael S. Melton, Ulrich B.
Mosher, William M. Nobles, Jr.,
David G. Ryder, Michael L.
Streichert, Jonathan R. Turner,
Wesley D. Warren and Melissa R.
West.


EssayS--From Page 28


therefore, was to spread Christianity.
Columbus's voyages were not
only socially and politically goal-ori-
ented, but also a much more person-
al reason, one in the scientific realm,
for sailing existed. In 1492, scholars
already knew that the world was
round. The idea that it was flat was a
silly notion; "only ignorant peasants
believe that" (http:/mmcconeghy.
com). The major disagreement was
how far to the west the Orient was
and whether one could sail there or
not. Columbus' disagreed with schol-
ars and came up with his own,
although incorrect, conclusions.
Based on calculation from maps, his
own travels, and calculations made
by the scholar Ptolemy, Columbus
estimated the world to be approxi-


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mately 18,000 miles around. That's
25% less than what educated geogra-
phers thought. They knew the world
was 25,000 miles around. Since the
Orient was somewhere between
9,000 and 10,000 miles from Spain
by land, that would mean it was
15,000 or more miles west by sea. It
would have been impossible for
Columbus's three ships to make it
that far without encountering prob-
lems. In fact, the ships started falling
apart around 4,000 miles into the
journey. Columbus was very lucky,
when "America got in the way and
saved him from being drowned"
(ht,tp: / / mm cconeghy. com) .
Columbus proved himself wrong in
his calculations through his voyages,
but due to the correct scientific cal-'
culations of others, he and his crew
were spared a watery death.
Columbus's voyages were an
expression of the general social,
political and scienufticvie.ws of the
fifteenth century The establishment -
of a trade route was going- to boost
the social economy. Columbus was
going to spread Christianity to the
Orient. Columbus settled his own
scientific disagreements with schol-
ars through his voyages. Columbus
set sail that fateful day, but there
certainly was more to it than just
sailing.


the Hat" (wear a hat.)
Wednesday, March 19, "Book
Character Parade." Dress up as a
character from your favorite book.
Thursday, March 19: "Movie
Time." There will be a Dr. Seuss
movie for all that participate in the
book character parade.
School will be dismissed at
11:35 on Friday, March 21. i
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Friday, March 21. If you would like
to schedule a parent/teacher con-
ference, please call 227-1221.
Odyssey of the Mind
Good Luck to our Odyssey of
the Mind Team. They will partici-
pate in Monticello for the Regional
Competition on Saturday, March
22.
Spring Break
School, will not be held the
week of March 24-28 due to,
Spring Break.
Putting the Pieces Together
There will be a conference held
for families and professionals on
Saturday, April 5 from 8:30-12:00
at the Gulf Coast Community
College Student Union Building in
Panama City. For more informa-
tion call 1-877-873-7232.

Coast Guard Boating
Safety Class Planned
The Coast Guard Auxiliary will
conduct a Boating Safety class
Saturday, April 5th from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Port St. Joe
Fire Station conference room. This
course meets State of Florida and
Federal Safe Boating Course
requirements.
Course topics include: State
and Federal laws, required and
recommended safety equipment,
safe boat operation, and use of
navigational aids. The course fee is
$25.00 for materials. To register,
call 227-9393.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary
promotes, boating safety largely
through public education. The
more educated the public is. about
boating safety, the fewer the
mishaps on the water.
n o t ,,,, -- '


PSJE Peacebuilders of the week of 3/7-11: Left to Right: (5th
grade) Jonna Ball, (kindergarten) Brea Ropelis, (3rd grade) Megan
Walker, (2nd grade) Jena Julian, (Pre-K) Jivyaire Clayton, (1st
grade) Jimmy Pate. Not pictured is 4th grader Catherine
Quintanilla.


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Double Carports with
29 gauge steel roof and
2 1/2" gauge galvanized frame.
8'x21'9 59500
This price includes free delivery and 'assembly on your land.
Many sizes and options available!
Dealer call 850-653-8176


Complete 3 bedroom
Condo Furniture

Package..... 63O2


One of our experienced sales associates will
visit your home at no cost to make
suggestions for space planning and
furniture placement when you
purchase furniture from us.


We offer a Complete Remodeling Service
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Help round-up the following

notorious Household Hazardous Wastes















PAINT OIL SOLVENT
And gang members Fuel, Batteries, Antifreeze, Lead,
Arsenic, Silver, Cleaners, Fluorescent Lamps,
Mercury Containing Devices, Pesticides,
(and other pollutants).
Also, Computer Components i.e. Monitors & Internal Boards
If you find these villains hiding out in your home round them up and bring 'em in.

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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AUCTION!
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Friday March 14th, 7 pm ET
Wade Clark Auctions
314 Reid Ave, Port St. Joe
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Premium
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AUCTION
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estatesl
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
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1999 Chevy S10 Extended
Cab, AT, AC, V6, low miles,
one owner. Must See. New
Condition. $7950. 960-4464.
Itc3/13

J1989 GMC Safari Tow pack-
age. air, auto, AM/FM,
150,000 one owner, runs
good, $1;50P. Call 227-1893.
2tp3/13

1998 Nissan Frontier AT, 'AC,
one owner, low miles, new
condition. $5950. 960-4464.
ltc3/13

For Sale a 1972 Holiday
Rambler 5th wheel, ab. 35 ft.
Asking $2,000. Please call
229-1771 or 229-2596.. Itp3/3

1997 Toyota Tacoma, 4X4, 5
speed, 4 cyl., AC, one owner,
new condition. Must See.
$6950. 960-4464. ltc3/13

For Sale By Owner: 2001
Ford Expedition, $19,750.
Call Kevin at 229-6161. a,wa
1996 Nar Pathfinder, 4
do.pr. 5 speed. AC. one owner,
new condtorn. S6450. 960-
4464. ltc3/13

1985 Ford 150 Cargo Van,
good shape,, $1,100. Call
647-3834. 2tc3/13

1996 Nissan pickup. One
owner, 5 speed, AC,,
Excellent condition. $4450.
960-4464. 1 ltc3/13

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

1997 Ford F150 XLT,
Extended Cab, loaded, one
owner. New condition.
$8950. 960-4464. ltc3/13

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

1998 1999' Ford Expedition
XLT, 4 door, AT, AC, V8, one
owner, low miles $11,950.
960-4464. Itc3/13

J1998 Cadillac Deville, leather
interior, excellent condition,
$13,000. Call 229-1233. a,3/o



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1998 Chevy S10 LS. 5 speed,
AC, low miles, one owner.
New condition. $4950. 960-
4464. Itc3/13

2000 Dodge Durango, V-8
magnum engine; 4 door with
rear air, only 50,000 miles,
$13,750. Call Eric at 229-
6864 or 229-8997. tfc3/6

1996 Ford Ranger XLT Step
side. AT, AC, 50,000 miles,
one owner. $5950. 960-4464.
ltc3/13






Prominent locally owned &
operating business for sale.
Recession proof income great
on going business. $650,000.
Call for details. 850-229-
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3 bedroom, 2 bath newly
constructed home,, 9148
Auger Ave., Beacon
Hill/Mexico Beach, front
porch, fireplace, 2 car car-
port, extra storage space &
utility room, etc., $900
month. Call 647-8259. s,,i,/1

TRAILER FOR RENT: 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, sunset view of
water, $425 a month. Call
647-3834. 2tc3/13

3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home in Mexico Beach, water
& cable included, 1st and
last month rent required.
Call 648-5033. 2tp3/13

Apartment for rent: New
house, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, living room, large
kitchen, garage, patio, all
appliances included. Call
229-6333 days. ltp3/13

BEACH

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

FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031
For Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom opts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
"AvailableNow"
1 BRHandicap Unit
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities
Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952

E STORAGE
3t, St. Joe Beach
Storage Units
s 24/7"
3665


Vacation Rental: Mexico
Beach on Canal, 3 bedroom,
2 bath, sunroom, living &
kitchen, deck overlooks
canal, 2- bpat slips, fur-
nished/unfurnished. Call
648-8005. ltp3/13

Boat Lift for rent, 1 year
lease. Call 864-229-7497
daytime. 4tp3/13
Long Avenue 2 BR/1 BA
newly remodeled w/screen
porch and carport. Refrig.,
W/D incl. Must be non-
smoker and have good credit.
References required.
$675.00 unfurnished or
$750.00 furnished. 850-527-
2580. 3tc3/13

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

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

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

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. ~.se/

1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.
155 Beach Street, St. Joe
Beach. Stove, 'refrigerator,
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off Highway 98, $550
monthly, $250 'refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfc3/6
Apart.tHomes'fdr Rent:, 1, -,3..
BR! ,apart/duplexes/hbmes...
for rent in Mex..Bch. l~rn. &
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. rca/6e

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

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. tfc3/6






Roll top desk, like new, built
to accommodate computer,
$275. Call 648-8005. itp3/1a
For Sale: 1 pair banana leaf
table lamps, #30; large beau-
tiful blue 'couch with wooden
legs, $200; Pier 1 wrought
iron glass top table with 3
matching chairs, $150; white
washed desk with matching
chair with cane straw seat,
$120. Call 227-9047. 2tp3/26
Ethan Allen dining room, 48"
petal table, 2 leafs, 4 chairs,
buffet, $1,800. Call 850-229-
8505. To see photo email
clgizeskl@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

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


Used furniture for sale. Part Time Type Setter.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310 Good language skills/com-
4th St., PSJ tfc3/6 puter knowledge. Send
resume to P.O. Box 309, Port
Unfinished Furniture @ 'St. Joe, FL 32457 or pick up
REEVES application at The Star
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe Publishing Company, 209
Reid Ave. tfc3/13
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982 St. Joe Rent-All, 706 1st
Call John Reeves at 294374 Street, Port St. Joe,
Mechanical Experience
Helpful. tfc3/13

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
be accepting applications
until Friday, March
28,2003, 5:00 p.m., E.T.,
Spring Rummage Sale: St. for the following position:
James Episcopal Staff Assistant Planning
Church,22nd ,& Garrison' /Building Department.
Ave., Sat., March 15, 8:00- Applicants must possess
1:00 EST. ltp3/13 excellent clerical skills, work
well with the public and be
Yard Sale: 1610: Long Ave., computer literate.
Sat., March 15, 8:00 till? ,,,. Applications are available at
the Gulf County Commission
Yard Sale Moving Sale: Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
2431 Oak Grove Ave., Fri. & Blvd., Sr., Room'302, Port St.
Sat., March 14 & 15, 8:00 Joe, Florida 32456, 850-229-
till? Lots of baby clothes 6106 Monday through
(girls). Rain or Shine. itpsia Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
E.T. or on the county's web-
Yard Sale: 408 California site at www.gulfcountygov-
Drive, Mexico Beach, Sat., ernment.com. All applicants
March 15, 8:00-12:00 pm. must have a valid Florida's
Desk, table, microwave. Drivers License, high school
rugs, VHS movies and DVD's, diploma or equivalent and be
and CD's. Rain Cancels and 18 years old. Also, all appli-
NO EARLY BIRDS. ltp3/13 cants must take and Adult
Basic Education Test as part
Yard Sale: 425 La Siesta, of the application process.
Mexico Beach, 'Fri. & Sat., This notice was not adver-
March 14 & 15, 8:00-1:00. tisedl for two consecutive
Lots of goodies. ltp3/13 weeks as noted in the ad for
February, 13, 2003, so any
Garage Sale: 100 S. 25th applications received prior to
Street, Mexico Beach, Sat., Friday, February 28, 2003
March 15, 8:00-3:00. will be kept on file and
Furniture, clothing & chil- included with any additional
dren items. ltc3/13 applications received until
Friday, March 28, 2003. Gulf
Yard Sale: 1406 Palm Blvd., County enforces a Drug-Free
Sat., March 15, 8:00-12:00. Workplace Policy and is an
Lots of misc., entertainment Equal Opportunity
center, clothes, ltp3/13 /Affirmative Active
Employer.
Yard Sale: 309 Redfish, /s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Highland View, Sat., March Attest:/s/Douglas C.
15, 8-00-12:00. Dishes .', Birmingham, Clerk. 2tc3/13
bakeware, recipe ,books,.
knick-knacks, baby nursey, Office Manager position for,
Noah's Ark, toddler clothes & growing company. E.\p.' in
bed, etc. Ilp3/13 AR/AP & Quick Book pre-
ferred. General office duties.
Warehouse Sale:' End of Contact Coastal Design &
20th Street, Mexico Beach, Landscape at 229-8880 or
near water tower, Sat., fax resume to 229-2990. tfra/e
March 15th, 9:00 AM.
Furniture, 24 in. stove, Kerigan Marketing seeks
microwave, kitchen cabinets, General Assistant. Growing
linens, dishes, 2 ton A/C, advertising firm 'needs
antique tools & much more. Executive Assistant/Book
Weather Permitting ltp3/13 keeper reporting to
President. Kerigan Marketing.
Garage Sale: 105 Lucia Ave., Associates is a dynamic
Beacon Hill, CR 386 follow agency capturing the resort
the signs, Fri. & Sat., March realty, golf and financial ser-
14 & 15, 8:00-4:00 EST. vices market across the Gulf
Crafts, sea shells, women's South. New Mexico Beach
blouses, misc. Rain or Shine. office offers fast-paced
NO EARLY SALES. ltp3/13 opportunity with an unbeat-
able waterfront view.
Garage Sale: Corner of 7th Applicants must be proficient
and Woodward, Sat., March, in MS Word and Quickbooks,
15, 8:00 till 1:00. Toys, Go- able to learn/use Excel and
Cart, dishes, what-nots, Powerpoint. Good communi-
clothes & Misc. ltp3/13 cation skills a must. No ben-
efits initially and approx. 32
Garage Sale: 308 Wysong hours/wk but would grow
Ave., Mexico Beach, Sat., with your skill level.
March 15, 8:00-2:00 EST. Christian environment.
Itp3/13 Resumes received via email
only at Jack@keriganmarket-
Huge Moving Sale: 678 ing.com. 3tc3/13
Jones Homestead Road, Port
St. Joe, Sat., March 15, 7:00- Bread Routes: Established
11:00 EST. Hutch, house- Bread Routes open in the
hold items, linens, lots of Port St. Joe area. Looking for
misc. ltp3/13 motivated individuals with
good work ethic. Clean dri-
Garage Sale: 1902 Garrison,', ving record and good credit
Ave., Sat., March 15, 8:00- required. Will train. $500-
12:00. 'Clothes, household' $700 weekly. Fax resume' to'
items, lawn furniture, dog 229-226-2351 EOE. 2tc3/13
house. ltp3/13
Air Conditioning &
Yard Sale: 114 4th Street, Electrical help wanted. Call
Mexico Beach, Sat., March Garry Gaddis at 648-5474.
15, 8:00 CST. furniture, tfc3/13 .
lamps, vacuum, pots, dishes,
crafts, shell bed spread & Bus Driver Needed -
shower curtain. Call 648- Beginning Monday, April 7,
8602. Rain Cancels. ltp3/13 Gulf County Schools will be
offering a 40 hour school bus
Moving, Sale: Furniture,, training course for those
knick-knacks, book cases, interested in part time or full
lamps, complete unfinished time employment. Part time
pine bedding group, Indian employment consists of being,
figures. dolphins & pictures. a substitute bus driver dur-
All must go. Call 227-9047, ing the school year. Possible
Marsha for appointment to full time positions as a regu-
look before anyone else. 4,,3/, ,. lar route driver may be avail-
able beginning the fall of the
-2003-2004 school year. Only
those people who are
licensed by the Gulf County
School System will be con-
Ssidered for these positions. If
interested please call the
Office Cleaning NHC transportation office at 227-
HomeCare is in need of a per- 1744. 3tc3/13
son to perform general
housekeeping duties of our Reservationist/Receptioni
office on a once a week basis, st desired for busy vacation
Please contact May Fuze, rental office. Basic comput-
Administrator at 850-229- er skills and pleasant per-
8238 or inquire in person at sonality are required. Please
418 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe. call 227-2000 in advance for
Itc3/13 appointment or fax resume
to 227-1104. 2tc3/13
Now Hiring Receptionist
/Reservation agent and Laborers need for
Sales agent. Experience pre- Landscaping crew. Drug
ferred. Requires weekend Free Workplace. Apply in per-
duty. Fax resumes to Parker son @ Coastal Design &
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc. Landscape, 2492 Bayview
648-5779. tfc3/6 Drive, Highland View. 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 32457 or
drop'by The Star office at 209
'Reid Ave. tfc3/6

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: Ref:
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

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

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

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

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
regulationsi, sanitation, stan-
dard, 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
tfe3/6

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
SThe Fish House Restaurant.
tfc3/6

NOW HIRING
Enthusiastic, Dedicated
and Team Oriented
OTR, COTA and SPEECH
Therapist
For Progressive
and Growing In-house
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
(561) 799-7982
Or email Resume to
SKLOS@HQMMail.comtfc3/6

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc3/6

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
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
tfc3/6

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

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
I1I'c'/6


_ _


Lost Anniversary band with
diamonds in Family Dollar
parking lot around 1:00.
Reward offered if found
contact 850-263-3949. 6tp2/13






CNA Class Offered at Bay
St. Joseph & Rehab Center -
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 back-
ground check. Applications
must be completed by Mar.
13. The class will be held
from March 24 through April
4, from 8:00 .a.m. to 5:00
p.m. EST. 2tc3/13

The Capital Area
Community Action Agency
Head Start Program is
seeking a licensed
Speech/Language
Pathologist for Franklin
County. Applicant must pro-
vide on site services to Rre-
kindergarten children.
Contact Judy D. in
Tallahassee at 850-201-
2050. Deadline for submit-
ting applications is Friday,
March 23, 2003. EOE.
ltc3/13

NEED EXTRA CASH???
"Sign on Bonus's are now
.,being offered to all
CNA's LPN's,- RN's
That join our .
FUN Exciting team
Applications being taken in
the following areas:
CNA's
(FT-PT-PRN) All Shifts'
LPN
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)
RN
(PT Nights-Th/F/S)
Dietary Aides/Cooks
(FT-PIT)
Housekeeping Needs '"
A,.i pplysin.perso ,to':.,'irer'
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
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Brother word- processor
/desktop publisher; Self pro-
pelled lawn mower; Xtra
large cat carrier or will trade
for mid sized. Call 647-9246.
ltp3/13

FREE COMPOST for your,
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Blas, 227-2584.
ltp3/13

For Sale: Two 'desk top com-
puter with Windows 95, IBM
8512 and HP Vectra ser3,
$150 each also a HP Desk
Jet 630C color printer one
year old, $470. Call 850-648-
2240. 2tp3/13

2 formal/prom dresses, size
10 & 12, purchased in last 3
years. One never worn. Call
229-6242. Itp3/12

Shell designer king/queen
bed spread, shower curtain
& throw 'pillows, over $150
new, asking $75, almost
new. Call 648-8602. ltp3/13

44 ft. International travel
trailer, 2 bedroom, 2 slide
outs. Call 850-647-9833.
3tp3/6

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,
Wewahltchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net
tfc3/6
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
Joble Barfield 639-3600
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1993 Fleetwood 14x70.
Meets Gulf County codes. 2
bedroom, 2 bath, new carpet,
$19,900 delivered. 628-
4669, Joe Whitfleld. ltc3/13

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


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-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and.,
improvements. 2-5 bed-'
rooms. Call 522-9300 ;or
527-1463. tfc3/6

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. ,r i/6

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air,' heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. tfc3/6-

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,'
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 52219303. tfc3/6 -

ZERO DOWN is what many:
customers qualify for on new
.double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc3/6

SINGLE PARENTS SPE>:,'*-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy"-.
Qualifying, Loiv down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-14638-*.
nights. -tfc3/6'

PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300-ior 527-1463: .
ti, 3. 6

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE3
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 8502-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463;
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3 FREE BLACK FEMALE
MOSTLY LAB PUPPIES 6
weeks old, black with a little o,
white. Call 227-7798 or 774-,-,
093.1 if interested. If no'
answer please leave a.mes-:.
sage and we will return your'
call. tfc3/6

HELP! Mv dad is serving his
country ,ii the US Army and
has been stationed in South
Korea for a year. He cant'
take me with him. I reed a-
foster home until he returns.
I am an adorable calico cat. I
am a female and have been"
spayed and have all of my.
shots. I get along with chil-
dren and dogs. I do not get.
along well with other cats. I
have so much love to give
that other cats get in the
way. I use the bathroom out- 7
side and I am litter box
trained as well. My dad will
provide my food and any.
expenses. When he returns,
he would like me back.
However if you fall in love
with me, he will let you keep-
me or will get you another cat
of your choosing. If you can
help me out, call 850-648-
4995 or toll free 877-223-
7491. Thanks, Peggy Sue the
cat. PS I can type. Iltp3/13






House For Sale: Approx
1700 sq. ft., 3 bedroom. 2:
bath, sunroom, 2 blocks
from Bay. Call 227-159.3
2tp3/13

Home for Sale 3 bedroom,
1 bath, large kitchen, den,
521 7th Street, Port St. Joe,
Double lot. $130,000.00.
Call 850-229-1711 or 227-
1110. tfc3/13
Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4p3/i3

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.
2tp3/13

Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Investment & Residential
Property
Joan Lpvelace,
Broker/Associate
850-648-5767 ext. 106
www.thebeachsite.com.
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THE STAR PORT ST. JOE, FL 2003 PAGE 11B


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

FOR SALE BY OWNER -
MUST SEE, WON'T LAST -
Indian Pass House, Fema
Available, Newly
Remodeled and Furnished,
268 S. Neptune Road,
$510,000 3 BR/3 1/2 BA,
gorgeous water views. Master
bedroom on main level with.
spacious master bath, sitting
area, separate closets and
doors to deck. Kitchen with
granite countertops. Living
room with sliding glass
doors to deck and spacious
windows. Powder room and
laundry room on main level.
Bamboo floors and crown
molding. Tray ceilings in sec-
ondary bedrooms. Bedroom
up with sliding glass door to
private deck. Professionally
landscaped with irrigation
system. Large storage area
4 with full bath and shelving
below. Darlene, 850-229-
6167. 850-229-2519, 678-
300-1275. 4tp3/13

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

FOR SALE: Going into retire-
ment home, must sell, 4 bed-
room, 2 bath completely
remodeled in 2001 every-
thing new, double lot, fenced,
large storage building, 216
Joe- Ave., White City. Call
850-827-2699. 3tc2/27

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


NEW HOME FOR SALE
Janice Hall Construction
207 Monica Drive in Port
St. Joe. 1577 sq. ft. all
appliances plus washer &.
dryer included. Call 229-
6859. tfc3/6
1
For Sale-B Owner: Water
r~ore -"PV'rr t ,W1lIte --(t'--
Florida, 2.69 acres. $o'T
landing with fresh water or
salt water fishing, excellent
for camping park., has walk
* in freezer unit, horse barn &
horse training ring. $750,000
owner financing available
with 20-25% down.
Appointment" only, call 850-
827-6852, Hal or Marty
Kirkland. tfc3/6








Experienced Bookkeeper,
seeking employment, A/R,
A/P, Payroll, sales tax and
bank reconciliations. MS
Office, "Excel, Word, and
Quick Books knowledge. Call
850-229-5269. ltp3/13

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

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


THE J. LESTER

COMPANY REAL

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Residential Vacant Land *

Commercial Appraisals


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Real Estate Appraiser & Broker

Master Degree Business Administration

State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-0001087

Broker License#BK532115

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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 NO. 02-348CA
JOSEPH P. SPEARS, also known as
JOSEPH PAUL SPEARS, ANN M.
SPEARS, Individually and d/b/a 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 and
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 St. 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. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF COURT
Gulf County. Florida
BY: /S/ BETIY JUSTICE
As Deputy Clerk'
Publish March 6 and March 13. 2003.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. IN AND
FOR 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
pursuant to a Final Judgment ,of
Foreclosure dated the 17th day. of
February, 2003, and entered In Case
No. 02-373. of the Circuit Court of the
14th Judicial Circuit in, and'for Gulf
County, Florida, wherein BANK ONE,
NATIONAl, ASSOCIATION;. F/K/A THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO.
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 to the highest
sEr.d i_', bidder f:.- ca;h w i.e F6orrn'

Courthou'slgi In'POR'IrST JiUOI.' Flrida.
11:00 ,a.m. E.S.T. on the 20th day qof.
March, 2003. the following described
property as set forth In said Final
Judgment, to with:
LOT SEVEN (7) ,BLOCK ONE.(I)
BURGESS CREEK SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL PLAT
BOOK 2. PAGE 49, THEREOF ON FILE
IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
In accordance 'with' the
Americans.with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA), disabled persons who, because
of their ai iuilililes need special
accommodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe. FL 32456 or
Telephone (850) 229-6113 prior to
such proceeding.
Dated this 19th day of February,
2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk of the Gircuit Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice
deputy Clerk
Publish March 6 and March 13,
2003.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF'
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 03-13-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION f/k/a First Union National
Ban). successor 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


1111 .,.l tb


PORT ST, JOE, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 11, 2003 REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in regular
session with the following members pre-
sent: Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl' W. Fox. and
Commissioners Carmen L McLemore,'
Billy E. Traylor. and Nathan Peters. Jr.
Others present were: County Attorney
Timothy McFarland, Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk Leanna
Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris. Chief,
Administrator Don Butler, Administrator -
Debbe Wibberg, Building Official Michael
L. Hammond. Code Enforcement Officer
Tony Varona, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator Marshall
Nelson. Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork, Planner David Richardson,
Public Works Director Gerald Shearer.
Road Department Superintendent Bobby
Knee, Solid Waste Director Joe Danford.
T.D.C.' Director Paula Pickett, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams. Workcrew
Superintendent Luthus Hand,- and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting to
order at 6:03 p.m.. E.S.T.
Emergency Management Director Wells
opened the mtineiL ,lth prayer, and
Chairman Barnr,- I: 1 the Pledge of
Allegiance :. ihe Flag
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon discussion by Chairman Barnes
and Commissiondr McLemore to remove
Item #4 (page 17) and pages 56 and 72
(from Item #9) from the Consent Agenda,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve the Consent Agenda with these
deletions. Commissioner. McLemore sec-
onded the motion, and it passed, unani-
mously.
1. Minutes January 28, 2003 Special
Meeting -.January 28, 2003 Regular
Meeting
2. Agreement (Health Care
Administration / Medicaid Data Sharing)
3. Animal Control Discontinue Use of
Live Trap Cagc- -',ELE'TL"
4. Budget Ame,.imeri Request -
Workerew #4 Equipment (+ $2.500.00)
5. Change Order Bid #0203-09
(Courthouse u ird.'.. ii-
Replacement T,:r,,Tm. ,.,lai ,l
Mirror Company +$6;890.00)
6. Court Order Payment to Faucheux
& Jones, P. A. (#02-141-CF $804.48
* to be paid from Account
#61021-31000) Payment 'to Attorney
Joel Margules (#95-067-CJ
$1,148.77 / #02-053-CJ $707.85 /
#02-063-CJ $654.37 / #02-078-CJ
* $672.51 / #02-080-CJ $1,479.01 *
to be. paid from Account
F X 00-,.,-' %h.- ni ,h: i rec;,-:,
. Fi'ici..-.: nPsyD PA n{:l-.' -'l *
$625.00 to be paid from Account
#61016-31000)
Slr,,,r.) *:,:,ur, i A.iiurnei Timonih
.1. Farl rr., lJ n 2 T 02 ..'
M.Farln( r t
i -' e' p l,.i 1"1%i1' ,A ,: '- : J ini

F'jbll,: W.:.,k buidll. r Ir I.I i .1 "i
Sl S' 'y.,'i ,'. I ) L,; pa, lr',,i ,
i,:i:uunl -126 4- _2,,:,' !r .:.'r rs
'h,-:3pI dl H R ,' IB,,3lr.'," J', i I -*
S 1.4377 .2 i:. Lie pil. 'i-ofC i .:.::,:,uri
I51 462-3 .Ci L rI br::ri :rp.-rpilino -,
E -'': supplueI In 155:.6.5
S I2 I 7 .la1550..6 42 5-3 :'YJ
#1557476. 6 '35". -: 3 :. b-e f.od
from Account i :':. ".-i", *II -
Panama. Court F lr.:..riirn 1"~.i *
02-04-03 $180.72 / #705 *01-23-03
* $330.72 / #706 *01-24-03 *.$205.72
/ #707 02-05-03 $49.00 / #709 *
01-30-03 $272.32 / #710 02-04-03
* $259.56 (o. be paid from various
Court Reporter line items): -'
Preble-Rish.. Inc. -' C. R.
386/Overstreet Road Paving (#62514 *
"I 00 n*I to be paid from Account
10,,'74i1-i ;1 ,0, Preble-Rish, Inc. -
H.V. Boat Ramp (#62515 $1,.50.00 *
to be paid from'. Account
#25372-31000): Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Lake Grove Road Bridge Repair
(#62516 $400.00 *to be paid from
Account #40741-31000); -
Preble-Rish. Inc. Oak Grove Ditch
(#62517 $825.00 to be paid from
Account #21.111-31100):' -
Prebie-Rish. Inc. Five Points, Vertical
Expanssion (#63B518$I-,3Si-OO1Atb be


paid from Account #42634-31000)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. -_ C.B.R.A.
Exhiblts/Aerial Photography (#62525 *
$3.500.00 to be paid from Account
#21111-31100)
8. Lease Agreement Old Gulf County
)Wewahltchka) Courthouse Space
(Dept. of Children & Family Services
7/1/031
9. Special Projects Payments, as fol-
lows;
Dist. 1 *DELETE'* C & G Sporting
Goods Search & Rescue Awards
$85.25: Unlflrst Corporation Road
Dept. Employee Jackets $14.00;
Unffirst Corporation Road Dept.
Employee Jackets $13.99 : Unfirst
Corporation Road Dept. Employee
Jackets $14.00 ;
Dist. 2 Cemex W.H.S. Dugout
$448.00: Cemex W.H.S. Dugout
$504.00W Cemnex W.H.S: Dugout
$544.18: Cemex W.H.Sj. Dugout
$545.32; Malcolm Garrett Railroad
Cross Ties Dead Lakes Park $200.00
: Unifirst Corporation Road Dept.
Employee Jackets $14.00: Unifirst
Corporation FL. :-ci Eept. Employee
Jackets 14 -'... i,..III- .':..'p.:. rn:,- -.
Road De-, C,, ...ri. e J 1i.: e' .1 i.:
Dist.'3 E. :-l'Je Luil eIh r BE H::... Mi ll
Boardwalk $51.18; Bayside Lumber -
Beacon Hill Boardwalk $44.00;
Bayside Lumber Beacon Hill
Boardwalk $10.25; Bayside Lumber -
Beacon Hill Boardwalk $31.50,
S**DELETE** C & G Sporting Goods -
Search & Rescue Awards $85.25;
Malcolm Garrett Railroad Cross Ties
- Dead Lakes Park $200.00; P.S.J.H.S.
Varsity Baseball Team Equilpment &
Supplies $500.00; P.S.J.H.S. VICA
Club Equipment & Supplies $500.00:
St. Joe Hardware St. Joe Beach
Trash Cans $137.40; St. Joe Rent-All -
Beacon Hill'Boardwalk $91.95: W.H.S.
Varsity Softball Team Equipment
$600.00; W.M.S. Baseball Team -
Donation $200.00
Dist. 4 Bayside Lumber Nathan,
Peters. Jr. Park $37.08; Fisher's
Building Supply Nathan Peters. Jr.
Park $33.53; Rowland's Welding &
Supplies Nathan Peters. Jr. Park
$116.34
Dist. B St. Joe Hardware Indian Pass
Trash Cans $64.83 (End)
10. Tipping Fee Exemption Estate of
Danny Voyles/W. C. Robinson
11. Travel '2003 F.A.C. Annual"'
Conference (Orlando June 18-20. 2003
PUBLIC HEARING ALLEYWAY
ABANDONMENT / YON'S ADDITION
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of
a, resolution closing an alleyway In
Block 2 ofYori's Addition to Beacon Hill
Subdivision, County Attorney
McFarland read the proposed resolu-
tion abandoning the alleyway and
called for public comment. There being
no public comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to adopt the fol-
lowing resolution. r .- ii _::. :Ir
Traylor seconded the ni',.h:,.'i ii,
passed unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-02
WHEREAS, the Board of County
C.:.,rai .:.r.i : r- .:.,' :,ul .:iunty. Florida
l,.a lhiieh:...i.r-' .qulired the
l.,:I.,-cierLe,:I ll':.,',' for use and
Improvements as public roads: and
SWHEREAS, .the Board of County,
Commissioners of Gulf County. Florida
Slas determined that the interest of the
County and the public in said alleyway
should be abandoned and closed:
NOW. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
that the alleyway known as Block 2. of
tlhe following 'described, property Is
closed and thie Interest of the public,
therein abandoned:
Block 2, Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill.
according to the
map or plat thereof oi file In Plat Book
1, Page 45 In the
Office of the Clerk of, Court. Gulf
County, Florida.
The County Property Appraiser Is here- ,
by directed to place upon the tax rolls
of the' County the alleyway known as
SBlock 2, Yon's Addition to Beacon Hill.
Gulf County, Florida, and described
above with the owners as resulting by
operation of law following this aban-
donment.
Notice of adoption of this Resolution
shall be published once in the newspa-
Sper for circulation In Gulf County.
Florida. and the proof of publication df
the nbtice'of public.hearlng; this reso-'.
Slution as adopted, and the proof of.


publication of the notice of adoption of
such resolution shall be recorded in
the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit
Court of this County In the Official
Records in this County.
Adopted in open session the I lth day
of February, 2003.
(End)'
PUBLIC HEARING WILDLIFE SANC-
TUARY ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to, hold a
public hearing to consider adoption of
an ordinance designating Dead Lakes
Park as a Wildlife Sanctuary. Attorney
McFarland read the proposed ordi-
nance by title. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and unani-
mous vote, the Board adopted,the fol-
lowing-titled ordinance. Commissioner
Traylor requested that a copy of this
ordinance be submitted to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Service.
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-01
"AN' ORDINANCE DESIGNATING DEAD
L-P.F F' i. I 1." LI,FE 5-`1NCTU-
.Ai'. FF' ..'iLtl'. F'F fI-'LE .AKINGQ
Marl PR.:,T.-..:.:..L f '.-?. i "i., -[ F',4U t,
SC .T I Ae lij '1ii FF'-'l-]l i i.'
..''..illi 'T U- il h':lli:. A ]r.1,:,LLC:T 1
TIrJ ,,.:r Jli ,' ITiITh J iii PARK:
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE: AND PROVIDING FOR SEVER-'
ABILITY.
*Complete Ordinance on file In the
Clerk's Office*'
PUBLIC HEARING 'LAND
EXCHANGE / GASKIN PARK
Pursuant to advertisement to hold a
public Hearing to consider adoption of
a resolution for the exchange of real
property, County Attorney McFarland
read a proposed Land Exchange
Resolution. Upon a motion by
Commissioner McLemore. second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unanimous
vote. the Board adopted the following
Resolution:.
; RESOLUTION NO. 2003-03
WHERIEAS, the Gulf County Board of
County, Commissioners,'Is empowered
pursuant to Florida Statute 125.37 to
enter into an exchange of real property
owned by Gul(County. Florida: and
WHEREAS, Gulf County. Florida owns,
holds, and possesses real property
which Is notneeded presently for coun-
ty purposes, as more particularly
described In Official Records Book 134',
Page 156 containing approximately 20
acres, more or- less. with said lands
lying In and being a portion of the
Northwest Quarter of Section 17,
Township 4 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida',and adjacent to
the Wetappo Landfill property near
WewahItchka, Florida; and
WHEREAS, It has been determined by
the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County. Florida that it shall be In
the best Interest of the County to
exchange such real property for, other
real property which the County pur-
poses. with such land lying and being
situated In Government-Lot 5, Section
16. Township 4 South. Range 9 West.
Gulf County,. Florida, .'containing
approximately 3.19 acres of land adja-
cent a to Gaskiln Park near
Wewahltchka. Florida. The present
owner of such lands is Joe Sowell: and
WHEREAS., it Is the intention of the
Gulf County Board of 'County
Commissioners to enter Into an
exchange of land whereby Gulf County
will receive the lands adjacent to
Gaskin Park in even exchange and
trade'to Joe Sowell for the lands owned
by Gulf County adjacent to Wetappo
Landfill as described herein:
NOW, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED
by the Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County. Florida as follows:'
1. It is the opinion of:,the Board of
County Commissioners 6f Gulf County,
Florida that Gulf County owns, holds,
and possesses real property not
presently needed for County purposes
located adjacent to Wetappo Landfill In
Gulf County, Florida and containing
approximately 20 acres, ,more or less;
be it further resolved that
2. Gulf County Board of County,
Commissioners desires to acquire
property adjacent to Gaskin Park locat-
ed In Gulf County, Florida for purposes,
of expanding the facilities of such park:
be It therefore'further resolved that
3. The Board of County CommissIoners
of Gul ,County, FlorJda .hereby .enters-
into an even exchaidge of the property
whii-' t'owns adj6laceri? to thi WeptiLpP


Landfill with ,the County receiving in
exchange of such County property, the
lands owned by Joe Sowell adjacent to
Gaskin Park located In Gulf County,
Florida and both parcels being more
particularly described on that certain
land survey dated January 21. 2003 by
S. M. Marley & Associates, Inc. of Port
St. Joe;
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED by the
Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida that the proper
deeds transferring the exchanged prop-
erties shall be prepared and recorded
with the Clerk of Court in and for Gulf
County, Florida memorializing the
exchange set forth in this Resolution.
Adopted this I Ith day of February,
2003.
(End)
ORDINANCE NO.' 2003-01
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, County 'Attorney M.f.:Frl:ndiJ
stated that If an animal is I lli.-l ..r. ri,,
Dead Lakes Park property, it will be
considered 'a' second degreei.misde-'
., :ir.,ur *, ..i.T .I: .li,.-.cr f.I.:L-. .: ., dis-
:u.+_,.*1 a i-:,. ii _? .i rm; iulu lI..r all
:,:.u.,., f ....u,. ,,iii.rney
",i.Fjil3 ,,,- f1jr i.,J 1iu1 lfl :. 11 be '
*,.:lu.Jea i,-, r .he I ule r.j p..licies
adopted for the park:
APPOINTEE GULF COUNTY
LICENSING BOARD
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to appoint' Ralph
Fisher, of Fisher Construction, to serve
as a member of the Gulf County
Licensing Board (will replace Ike
Mincy). Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimous-
ly.
APPOINTEE BUDGET COMMITTEE
Chief Administrator Butler discussed
the need to appoint the additional bud-
get committee members (one from each
district). and give the committee a
direction to take regarding the County
budget. Commissioner Fox motioned to
appoint' Crtis Lowe as hisrepresenta-
tive for District III.. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and It
passed unanimously. After discussion
by members of the Board.
Commissioner Peters agreed to- recom-
mend an iprnlnt.'- to the committee,
so that ir.:, .. .o.,,:, as soon as pos-
sible.
HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT -
CAPE LIGHTHOUSE SITE
Upon recommendation by Emergency
Management Director Wells,
Commissioner Traylor motioned, to
approve a Hold Harmless Agreement
regarding an easement from Eglin AIr
Force Base for access onto their prop-
erty., Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
FISHER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
INVOICE GULF COUNTY E.O.C.
Upon recommendation by Emergency
Management Director. Wells.
Commissioner f .. i.:.:.ri'.d i.,.. pay
invoice: #3. ir ,i n,:ur i of
$28,438.76. 'from Fisher Construction
Company for the Gulf County E.O.C.
Project. Commissioner'Traylor second-
.j ... ni:., i,. and, it passed unanl-

UNION SENIORITY DATES'
Emergency Management Director Wells
discussed a letter he received from the
Union regarding seniorityy dates for,
employees' previously employed in jobs
that are excluded from the Bargaining'
Unit, stating that the Union protests
the actions of the Board as the employ-
ee's date of employment on permanent
status should be' their original hire
date. not the. date they began as
part-time or temporary. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to concur with the
Union and reverse the previous actions
of the Board In relation'to'the effective
hire dates of Byron Lester. Wayne
Strange and Chris Wood.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, ana it passed unanimously.
BEACH ACCESS STUMPHOLE
Major Nugent discussed' placement of
the gate at the Stumphole, to block
access to the beach during turtle sea-
son. Commissioner McLemore stated
that complaints -were received last year
regarding the locked gate (the public
couldn't drive onto the beach during
the day because the gate was locked).
Upop inquiry by Chairman Barnes.
Chief Administrator Butler discussed
the-Maragement Plan as agreed upon
II1 1 E P 'i i- I 1,1', i I- '. 1 -.. r ,'
I.. rol).. t l r 1 n .- U, be


loced Commissione M emr d 20 120 Rv


YOIRENTIiDIht o- PsCHUBLI.CUSI FloidTBrCo.6907


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a com-
C 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,
RIOW. and extend a line
South along the East Line of
said NW 1/4 of the SW [I/4
for 552.4 ft.; thence turn
Westerly for 26 ft. to a POB;
t'h.i, lie POB contlfAue the
line lsi 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. Itls the
Sntntioentln 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 tlhe NW.Corner
of Lot One (1). In Block
Eight (8) of Britt's
Subdivision. Unit One (1).
and continuing Southerly
along the West boundary of
said Block .Eight (8) for' 100
I't i ti, r..::- continue
,'Ir ierii ]i.. Ir: It. to time
S'A iJ.e :,i 'e? i Second
I ri.err.e continue'
Northerly parallel to the
R/W line of West Second St.
for 100.ft.: thence continue
:.].[i, i':.r 165 ft. to the
F' 6 '
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.
his been filed against you and ybu are
required to serve a copy of your written
Sdefenses. If any. to It oil Gerald D.
Davis., Plaintiffs 'attorney, whose
address Is HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
Post Office Box 3542, St. Petersburg.
Florida 33731. on or before April 7.
2003 or within thirty (30) days after the
first publication, and file the original
with this Court either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or aImmediately
thereafter: otherwise a default will be
entered against you for tlie relief
demanded In the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court oni tils 26th day of
February. 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with thie Americans with
Disabilities Act., person i; I ., ,i, fili
ties needing a special ....: .,Jjl.-.
to participate In this proceeding should
contact the Individual or agency send-
Ilng notice no later than seven days
prior t6 the proceeding. If hearing
impaired. (TDD) 1-800-955-8771. or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770. via Florida
Relay Service.


Publish March 6 and March 13, 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, VIN:
1GTBS14B4D251717A'
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Margaret Dean, whose last known
address was 114 E. Lakeview Drive.
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465. .
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 Spivi. and Richard Hixon. and
you are required to serve a copy of your,
written defenses. If any, on Jason Vail,
Assistant Attorney. general, Petitioner's
attorney. whose address is The Capitol,
Suite PL-01. 'Tallahassee. Florida
32399-1050. on ,pr 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
demanded In the Complaint or Petition.
Dated: February 28. 2003
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
yCI Ju _rl.:.e
-, C-pum '"lei,.
Publish March 6. March 13, March 20
and March 27, 2003

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND,
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$647.24' (U.S. CURRENCY) & ,1990
CHEVROLET VAN-RED IN COLOR:
VIN#IGNDM15Z2LB114598
CASE NO.: 03-38 CA
NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an Inter-
est in the above-described property,,
which was seized on or about January
S29, 2003. In Gulf County. Florida. Said
property Is in the custody of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department. Any
owner. 'entity. bona fide llenholder or,
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, mall. return receipt
requested to Cecilia Redding Boyd.
Assistant State Attorney. PO.Box 860 ,
Panama City. Florida 32402-0860. a'
Petition for Final Order of Forfeiture
hias been filed In the above-styled
cause.
/s/Cecllla Redding Boyd
CECILIA REDDING BOYD
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P.O. Box 860 ,
Panama City. FL 32402
(850) 763-1787
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
Publish March,6'and March 13. 2003

INTEGRAS REHABILITATION
PHASE II
PROJECT #153.002


AMENDED
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
#0203-12
The 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
Grant, Funded Project, DCA Project
No. 03DB-89-02-33-01-E62.
1 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. 73L IF 4" force main.
1,805 LF 8" 1;:' i, ., ,--r main and 2
lift stations. All quantities are approxi-
mate.'
Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish; Inc., 470
Harrison Avenue. Panama City, Florida
,32401, (850) 522-0644. The bid must,
conform.to Section 287.133(3) Florida
Statutes, on public entity crimes.
Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $150.00 per set and is non-
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
i envelope clearly marked "Sealed Bid -
Integras' Rehabilitation. Phase II
Project Bid #0203-12". A bid Bond In
theamount of S% of Bid shall accom-
pany Bid. The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners reserves the
right to reject any and all bids. All Bids
shall ,be firm for a period of 60 days
After opening.
N A' mandatory pre-bid meeting
will be held on Wednesday March 19,
2003, O1:30 p.m. Eastern Time at
,Preble-Rilsh. Inc. office, 301, East 1st
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 522-101', or e-mail fore-
lianc@preble-risli.com. I ,
i Completion date for this project
will be 120 days from the date of the
Notice to Proceed Is presented tb the,
successful bidder, and liquidated dam-
ages (or failure to complete the project
on the specified date will be set at
$500.00 per day.
All bidders shalh comply with all
applicable state and local laws con-
cerning licensing, registration, and reg-
ulatlons of contractors doing business
in Florida. ..
Gulf County Is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Handicap Accessible/Fair
Housing Jurisdiction.
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By:/s/JerryW. Barnes, Chairman'
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish March 6 and March 13. 2003

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, ,
FOURTEENTH 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 Division, the address of which
Is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, 1- B.:.u, r ir.J F:.n Sr J.:.'..
FL 32456. T'.-, r mi,, a uin L-. a.,3.;,:;. : .f'
the personal representativee 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 PUB-.
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL' CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. '
The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is 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. COSTING
681 Plantation Drive
Jones Homestead,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish March 6 and March 13, 2003

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 03-16-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF FLORENCE
WYMES. Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of FLORENCE WYMES. deceased.
,whose date of death was May 18. 1999,
is pending ii, l'hi Cir.uit C:.u-i fr Gulf,Ir
County, Fl.:ri.-i Fr.batce C l'i li.. rFile
Number -i':,16 F r.e, ..l,:i.3r.i: cft
which is Gulf Cbunty Courthouse.
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The names and
addresses: of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, who have claims or
demands against decedent's estate.
Including unmatured, contingent or
unliqfdated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must file
their claims with this Court ON OR
BEFORE THE LATER ,OF THE DATE
THAT IS THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM..
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and ,other persons who have
claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured.
contingent or unliquidated claims.
must file their claaims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED 'TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice Is Marclh 13. 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159


Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative: .
Melvin Jerome Wymes
1738 Highway 22A
Wewahltchka, FL 32465
Publish March 13 and March 20, 2003

NOTICE. OF INTENDEDACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act. for the
purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education Rules:
Summary: The following Is a .brief
description of each proposal change.
6.144 Educational Paraprofesslonal
Econoxiic Impact: These proposals
will result in no direct costs associated
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
HELDMAT:
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday. April 8. 2003
Place: Gulf County Sc(hool Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed ;rules
can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office. 150 Middle School Road. Port
St. Joe, FL 32456
Special legal authority under which the
adoption Is authorized and the law
being implemented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Charles Temple Watson. Director of\
Support Services and approved for con-
sideration by Jerry E. Kelley.
Superintendent. 'I
Amendments: 6.144 Educational
Paraprofessional
Publish March 13 and March 27. 2003'

CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe.
sitting as the Board of Adjustment will
hold a public hearing In 7 the
Commission Chamber at 6:00 p.m...
Tuesday. March 18. 2003. to determine
whether the City will authorize a devia-
tion to the zoning Ordinance fora vari-
ance of six Inches (6") on both easterly
and westerly side set backs to con-
struct a new residence on Lot 7. Block
7. located 106 Brenda Drive.
/s/Paullne Pendarvis
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locked. Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the hiring of an additional
Deputy to patrol the beaches.
Commissioner Fox discussed place-
ment of a cable with a hook, instead of
a locked gate. Chief Administrator
Butler also discussed possible Installa-
tion of a sign regarding the rules while
driving on the beach. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to place a sign
near the Stumphole beach access, stat-
Ing the rules to be observed while on
the beach. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and It-passed unan-
imously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS / ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Road 'Department Superintendent
Knee reported that he has advertised to
receive sealed bids for the culvert pipe
needed for the Jarrott Daniels Road
project. :,
C.D,B.G. GRANT GERI-CARE /
INTEGRAS
*Upon recommendation by Planner
Richardson, Commissioner McLemore
motloned to allow the Chairman.to exe-
cute the C.D:B.G. environmental
a: -ei _mrnl I-:r tr, li-twrl'?r ,3 i erl-Care)
F. -.l-:, _i or-mTi. ..r.e. Tr,i.:.r second-
e.: rle m>oi :.l a : In.3 p.i :iz d unani-
mously.
BUDGET AMENDMENT -
WORKCREW / CONSENT AGENDA;
Commissioner- McLemore discussed
the budget amendment request on
page 17 of the Consent Agenda for the
District IV Workcrew. Commissioner
Peters stated that the budget amend-
ment was approved by the Board for
the 2001-2002 budget. ir. r-i. amount
of $2,500.00. but was :ri,:--'d for the
2002-2003 budget. He discussed that
the fupds are needed to replace equip-
ment for Workcrew #4 (the equipment
was lost). After further discussion,
Commissioner McLemore motioned to
pay for the equipment from District 4's
Special Projects Funds. The motion
died for a lack of second.
Commissioner Peters motioned to
amniend tle General Fund' budget
(2002-2003), In the amount of
$2.500.00, by reducing -Reserve for
,.:.,iir,'ern.:ic -nd Increasing the
L': '.: .:.., ..:r Equipment bud-
c-.i *:.,lm.I : :i.hl-'rFr Pox seconded the
.h:.ii..,i j II p 1 .-. sed 3 to' 2,, with
Commissioners McLemore and Traylor
voting no.
BED TAX DEAD LAKES PARK
Upon. inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor. T.D.C. Coordinator Pickett
reported that the 3% Tourist
Development tax will apply to cabins-
Srented In the Dead Lakes Park. Upon
further' inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, County Attorney McFarland
stated that the State also pays the bed
tax on cabins rented in the State Park.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
r I,-L,?m.:r',= :e-..:.d b/ Commissioner
i'.'', rro i 3.l -i ,,-:.us' vote the Board
app .: e- i I,,.: i. -. Special Projects

District II Wewa Middle School
Baseball Team $500.00; Wewa High
School S.W.A.T. Team $200.00: Wewa
Girls Softball Team $1.000.0,0
DiLricti I l Port St. Joe Track Team

District IV Port St. Joe Track Team,
-:i i1 F.:.n 5 ..it :.e High School'
BaE L ali T, m .rr i tiii. ,::
District V Port St. Joe 'High School
Baseball Team $1,600.00: Port St. Joe
Track Team $300.00
(End)
PETERS PARK / FLAG POLE
Commissioner Peters thanked
Workcrew Superintendent Hand for
installing the new flag pole at Peters
Park.
2001-2002 ROAD BOND
Building Official Hammond discussed
the 2001-2002 Road Bond Paving
Project. and presented Change Order
#6t. Me also aiscussea tnar uistnct iv
has, exceeded the fund allocation.
Commissioner Peters stated that the
resurfacing of Battle' Street from
Avenue A to Avenue C Is not needed at
this time, and can be paved Just from
Avenue C to Avenue F. Building Official
Hammond discussed deletion of paving
of Pet'Patch Road in District I, and
stated that the Board would need
another funding source to finish all of
the road paving projects.
Commissioner-McLemore motioned to
... :. e n :,.ce j,rder d ,i
' .2 7 44 increa el l':i" 0 rne


2001-2002 Road Bond Paving Project.
Commissioner Fox. seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously. '
BUILDING DONATION ST. JOE COMPANY
Commissioner Traylor discussed a
building located at Willis Landing that
St. Joe Company has agreed to donate
to the County (to be used for a Fire
Station). Commissioner McLemore
motioned to allow the County to move
the building, contingent upon being
able to use this building for a fire
department. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion. and It passed
unanimously.
C & (fSPORTING GOODS INVOICE -
PLAQUES
.Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Administrator Wibberg
stated that the Clerk's Office had
.placed C & G Sporting Goods Invoice
#3701: in the amount of $170.50 (for
the Search and Rescue Awards
Plaques) under Special Projects
Payments, and this invoice needs to be
paid from the General Fund (B.C.C. -
Other Current Charges & Obligations).
ROAD / R-O-W GRADING
Tom Semmes appeared before the
Board to inquire about, Commissioner
Traylor using County equipment to
grade the parking lot of the Creek Stop
& Dell and the Gaskin Side Camp
Road, Commissioner Traylor stated
that, he graded County property and
County right-of-way. Mr. Semmes dis-
cussed that Commissioner'Traylor Is
not a member of the Road Department,
and could be placing liability on the
County by using the County equip-
ment. Upon inquiry'by Commissioner.
Peters. Mr. Semmes stated' that
Commissioner Traylor was operating
the equipment. Upon Inquiry by
Commissioner Peters. County Attorney
McFarland stated that Commissioners
using equipment or driving a County
vehicle have the same liability. Upon
Inquiry by Chairman- Barnes.
Commissioner Traylor stated that he
was grading County property and/or
right-of-way.
RISH SUBDIVISION ROAD PAVING
Tom Semmes 'appeared before the
Board to discuss that the Board agreed.
'to accept four roads In Rish
Subdivision for grading, and these
roads have now been paved.
Commissioner McLemore stated that
the road paving list for his district has
been approved by the Board. Tom
Semmes Inquired about the Board
approving other subdivisions within
the County, stating that paving of
these roads Is In violation of the
Subdivision Ordinance. Commissioner
SMcLemore. reported that .Rish
S ', l :,, 1 c li.ih. I : .irIt'i -, 1,c .:it r, il.i ll5 *
jr-, J iT,: FRj ih _lq rro i.j JtdllilOn
"*e('<,re 'hr ,-,,: i uL. I. l.- li ,-id-,i n. : '
was adopted. Commissioner Peters
stated' that he voted against the paving
of these roads.
FILL DIRT POLICY
Tom Semmess appeared 'before the
Board to inquire about fill dirt being
delivered, to areas in District I and
District- II. which is against the
County's Fill Dirt Pcii.., :.imi,.i:.r
Traylor discussed re1v :.l c,.ur.i.
right-of-ways and requests for dirt by
residents. Mr. Semmes, inquired about
a fish pond (located at 283 Michael
Si..:,:nl i,ni was filled v r. in, L-. id-.e
C:-iuni, Road r'Depm3i-rhr.i
Superintendent Knee 'stated' that St.
Joe Company gave thie County paving
clay and the top layer (4-5 foot) needed
to be removed to get to the good paving
clay He further stated that the County
signed an agreement with the property
owners at 283 Michael Street to dump
the top layer of clay on their property.
Mr. Semmes discussed the County
dumping on private property.
Marilyn Blackwell appeared before the
Board to discuss the loads of dirt that
have been delivered to residents after.
Lne noard anopteo a CKesUluuun LU stop
dirt delivery. 'Commissioner Traylor
stated that these complaints tonight
are the only two that he has received.
Upon inquliry by Chairman Barnes.
Commissioner McLemore stated that
he will continue to deliver dirt for
County right-of-ways.
There being no further business and
upon motion by Commissioner Fox. the
meetingdid then adjourn at 6:45 p.m..
E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES. CHAIRMAN
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Commercial
Termite & Pest Control
Termite Treatments Restaurant
SMotel Flea Control Condominiums
SHousehold Pest Control New Treatment
SReal Estate (WDO) Reports Construction Sites
Socializing in Vacation Rental Properties
S FAMILY OWNED
Ef 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
eDaily
Weekly I
Monthly I
Your .
LOCAL
Port-o-let
Provider
Serving The Community Since 1976


SOUTHERN
PEST CONTROL
"Service Excellence with
Southern Hospitatlity"
Call 819-8469
for FREE Estimate
We will save you money
.10 Initial Visit
off with this
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Robert E. King DDS
General
Dentistry
325 Long Avenue
227-1812
Hours By Appointment


MISCELANEOU


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

CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,.
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165

MAR ,VIs satellite
Service & Antennas
6331 Georgia Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456 I)
Call (850) 647-3171 |
Cell (850) 899-1061j

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


WE INGSEVIE


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


GARRY L.
AIR CONDITIONING INS
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE
ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCE
K 648-5474


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

GADDIS L
TALLATION & REPAIR
ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON
:ING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
FL ICENSE ERO010992, RA1154218,)


Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
850-229-8416
RA0043378 9 ER0007623
Licensed R 7 Insured

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



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

Buy Direct From

Manufacturer And Save
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*Clear Panels
*Bahama Accordion Shutters




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

227.5986 OR 639-2942 ANYTIME 00,0


Call 227-1278 to place your ad with us!


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


j. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
Fl;: 32456
850-227-9414
S Fax 229-6041

ladioShack
Authorized Sales Center


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


C. R. SMITH
Office: 850-229-6018


* Residential ,Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A 8 R Fence
fencing and Concrete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimates
EIN#593115646 (850) 647-4047


& SON, INC.
* Fax: 850-229-8976


Complete Service For Septic Systems
* Installation Pump-Out
* Repair Drain Fields
One call does it all for your septic problems
Servinn "e LC' imni,,,ian Sti,, 1970

Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic. #CF-C057220,
RGO051008, ERO011618
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
( N T .


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

827-2657 *227-5952cell


COASTAL STEAMWAT CLEANING
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner WindowsDI
U s l u, Insured Professional* Dependable.,
In our 23rd Y. i i\ %. r cut corners Home Office Construction Rentals
We clean them. Best equipment on the market. Commercial Restorative cleaning
Call for fiew estimate now Leslie Burkett
647-3834 H: 827-2657

( Carpet Country
Highway 98 Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405
% oa e .. .
Do-lt-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning wth,
RINSE-N-VAC
Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery,
and Auto and ,Recreational Vehicle Interiors.
V .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


D&D QUALITY
AUTO SERVICE
Engine & Transmission Service
*Tire Service
@ Welding
Specializing in
GM Transmission
647-2848
Mnday-Friday 8:00-5:00


Bob's Total Remodeling
and New Construction
Dec. Shcl R'xi.
R ci-h Walks Tnm \w.rk
LC.rj: Tile Stcp, & Hind ii.l,.
Bobb- Brake
(1) 227-1460 (C) 628-764.,
REMODELINGC
MAINTENANCE
FIX UP FOR SALE/
REPAIRS' )
PROJECTS UNLIMITED

647-3612
QUAHRf I WORK
CHRISTIAN VALUES


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


(init ion, Inic
New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
LUc.# RG0066644


* Framing -Concrete -Trim
,Remodel & Additions
ASP BUILDERS
Insured esidentialCon pracors *
RR282811090
Alan Royal Paul Gilbert
80- 64734.7 80-227-1490
Mobile 227-4955 Mobile 227-8102

StevGe Brant'sri


LICENSED & INSURED ,'
LIC. #RC0050321 (8 )2 5
Port St. Joe Call C ru

229-6326
'5e House !Doctors"'
Restoring America
Home Improvements &
Home Building specialists
THOMAS E. WALSH
General Contractor

St. Joe Beach, Florida
4tc2/27 Lic.# RG066513
"Get Ready for Spring"
D&C Home Repair
"All Types of Repair"
Drywall Painting Carpentry
D No Job Too Small!
647-8052 647.1698 899-3203 (Cell)

PHIL'S HOME
IMPROVEMENTS
REPAIR AND REMODELING
850)1 229-6460
Phil.Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0671 99
Rodney Hall Port St. Joe, FL
Roof, Inc. ~aLi cense#RC0067081





Phone (850) 229-6859


Kini
H&Hunter
Trucking Tree Service
WVewahitchka, FL

FREE ESTIAL4TES INSURED
850-639-3325 227-8289 (C.)




ree I rvic, LLC
I INSURED,
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Call John @ (850) 670-8432 or 335-0580
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BUSHHOGGIN'
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850-648-6652


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Custom plansby Frank Healy, M.B.A

850-647-8028

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OLD &NEW&R OOFW


SUN G45AST
Lawn Er Ladsqcaping
Ful Lawn Maintenance
Landsca[pe Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Coinnmmercial & Residential '
Office:
(850) 647-2522


Free Estimates Established 1991
TLC Lawn Service ,
"Every yard needs a little TLC"

229-6435
Mowing Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired


ST.IJOE'
NURSERY & SUPPLY/
'06 FIRST STREET PORT ST. JOE
SBeide227 21.12 RntAll
.''i' Beside St. Joe Rent-All


C. R. SMITH & SON, INC.
g Office: 850-229-6018
Fax: 850-229-8976
We offer services from land clearing to
port-o-let rentals!
WE DO IT ALL! A
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^ 850-22q-8880 s
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Commercial & Residential
Total Landscape Solutions induding : Design Irrigation Maintenance
Customer Service You Can Count On






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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *

850-647-8963 850-227-6131
Utm.di&On"iWO 32-151


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Free Computerized
Water Analysis
Chemicals Parts
e Cleaners
Liquid Chlorine
Above Ground Pools
Hot Tubs
Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Yours Today!
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL ,
(across from post office)
229-POOL (7665)


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