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Tom Sawyer

D a y s ......................... Pg. B
Express Lane Speeding
In....................... ..P.... g. 4A
Students Mentoring
Students..................Pg.4A
Arts Council............... Pg.6A
Lighthouse Grant..... Pg.3A
"Go For The Green
Tourney"..................... Pg.2B
Sports News.......Pgs. 70,11
School News.......starts on Pg.3B
Society.............................Pg.2B
Obituaries..................... Pg.7B
Classified, Legals ..........Pgs. 8,9

Annual



Chamber


Meeting

by Tim Croft
While the economic climate
beyond Northwest Florida appears
dominated by storm clouds, the
sun shines fairly brightly in Gulf
* County.
' During the past 18 months,
the county Chamber of Commerce
has welcomed more than 100 new
members to its rolls.
Five new members have signed
up at the end of last week, 14 since
the first of the year.
So though the environment for









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new businesses appears poisonous
for new 'businesses in many sec-
tions of the country, Gulf County,
apd the Forgotten Coast seem to
possess some sort of antidote.
"It's phenomenal," said Sandra
Chain, executive director of the
Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, of the influx of new
businesses, to area. "When the
economy in so bad in so many
places, people are taking a chance.
opening a new business.
"We are blessed and fortunate
t6 ,live where we do. We have a lot
of wonderful people moving here,
p particularly from Atlanta and
outh Florida. It's like all of sud-
den we are being' discovered." *
Chamber and community
members can celebrate a banner
economic year on this Thursday,
March 20, when the Chamber
holds it 67th annual dinner/meet-
ing at the Centennial Building.
(See. Chamber on. Page 6A)


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Building Link Between U.S. 98 and 10



Local Residents Get Sneak Peek at Proposed Routes and Make Comments


by Tim Croft
Local residents got a sneak
peek on Tuesday night at corridors
proposed for the Gulf Coast
Parkway, which would link U.S. 98
with U.S. 231 in Bay County and
ultimately I-10.
A workshop at the Centennial
Building was one of three meetings
this week others were held in
Panama City and Blountstown to
provide the public an opportunity
to examine the initial work on the
Parkway.
That work is known as a corri-
dor feasibility study, an examina-
tion of potential routes between
U.S. 98, connecting in the vicinity
of Hwy. 386, and the major inter-
state slicing through the
Panhandle.
"This is the very first step in
the roadway project," said
Rosemary Woods, project manager
with engineers PBS&J, which was-
selected by Opportunity Florida to
conduct the corridor study.
"What we are doing is showing
what is the feasibility of the road-
way. How we are doing ,the study
and an economic analysis of the
alternatives."
After receiving and considering
public comment from this week's
series of meetings, PBS&J will
draft' a feasibility study next
month.
In June a newsletter will go out
detailing whether the project is fea-
sible and, if so, the most attractive
choice among the handful of corri-
dor alternatives for the parkway.
Should the project be deemed
viable, a final feasibility study will
he drafted in July with an eye
toward a final master plan in
October before the project would
move to the environmental and
Planning stage. ,
Whether or not .the project is
-deemed feasible, one huge obstacle

Books are Open

to Register for

PSJ Election
Books are now open for resi-
dents of the City of Port St. Joe to
register to vote in the city's primary
election scheduled for May 13,
2003.
Books- will be open through
April 14 at the Gulf County
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Supervisor of Elections Linda
Griffin is also planning a voter drive
for April 12, from 9:00, a.m. to 1:00
p.m. at Duren's Piggly Wiggly.
Three seats will be open on the
board, Mayor-Commissioner, cur-
rently held by Mayor Frank Pate
and Group I and Group II seats
held by Eugene Raffield and.
Christine Williams, respectively.
Candidate qualifying period
runs from April 16 at 12:00 noon
through April 23 at 12:00 noon.
Qualifying will take place at the
Supervisor's office. \
Absentee ballots mhay be
requested following the candidate
qualification deadline.


in moving forward could be fund-
ing. ..
Opportunity Florida, the eight-
county economic development con-
sortium in Northwest Florida, was


Rosemary Woods
the lead agency in securing the $2
million in state funding for the cor-
ridor study. ,
However, those dollars came,
from the state's, Transportation
Outreach Program (TOPs), high-
priority projects funded with
money earmarked for a high-speed,
rail proposal scuttled by Gov. Jeb
Bush shortly after corning into
office in 1998.
But in these difficult budget


times, the TOPs program has been
scrapped, leaving funding for road
projects not previously'on any DOT
five-year work program, such as
the Parkway.as well;as the Gulf to
Bay Highway, up in the' air.
There are other mechanisms
for funding such projects, includ-
ing pushing them onto the DOT
five-year work cycles, but contin-
ued funding for their Parkway was
hot in the governor's budget cur-
rently under consideration fin the
Florida Legislature.
As for the Gulf to, Bay Highway,
more advanced than the Parkway
project after having already gone
through the- environmental and
planning stage, there is. roughly
$2.4 million set aside from last
year's budget for design work,
Woods said.
A final public hearing will be,
held on that project, which would
re-route U.S. 98 north from St. Joe
Beach around Mexico Beach to
Tyndall, next month.,
If the project clears that hur-
dle, the design funding would be.
encumbered and the project would
move forward.
I Again, though, funding would
be a significant issue beyond the
design stage with the evaporation
of the TOPs pool of dollars.
The rationale behind the Gulf
Parkway project, proponents say;
is essentially a gimme: it's about
intermodal, the moving of goods
and people.
(See Parkway on Page 6A)


Project Study Area


Sewer Service to the Cape? Port St. Joe


Commission Wants to Workshop Question


Port St. Joe commissioners surprisingly breached the possibility of
sewer service toward Cape San Blas during Tuesday's regular meeting.,
They got into the subject when Mayor Frank Pate reminded City
Engineer Bill Kennedy of a conversation they recently had. Kennedy,
explained that several new developments were in the planning stages.
between the City and the Cape. He suggested that if the developers and
property owners were to get together and pool their efforts they could
probably finance sewer service with the cooperation of the .city, at a lower
price than it would cost each one independently to develop their own
treatment facilities.
Kennedy suggested if the board was interested they might advertise a
public workshop, contact the specific 'developer involved and gather for a
meeting to see if common ground might be discovered. .
"I'm interested in anything that will protect our bay for our children,"
said Commissioner Eugene Raffield, as he offered his support to the idea.
Kennedy will try and work up some rough dollar figures on what it will
cost to expand to the Cape after which the board will set up a workshop
date to discover if the interest is there.
Soccer Field Update
Bids were opened for irrigation and grass sprigging for Lamar Faison
Fields. A total of five bids were received,' and when the numbers were
reviewed, Coastal Design and Landscaping was the low bidder for the irri-
gation portion ($4,807) and Wausau Farms was the low bidder on the
grass sprigs ($1,475).
The board agreed to accept the low bid for the irrigation work and
asked Bill Kennedy to review the sprigging bid to be sure it met specs.
Pete White Retiring
Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager Pete White can't hold
back the urge 'to fish all the time now. He sent a letter to commissioners
telling them he was finishing, out his 30th year with the city this year. He
plans to retire on April 22, 2003.
"It's been a real pleasure to serve the community over the past 30,
years," White told commissioners.
The board was equally thankful to White for his service to the city.


Students Keeping the Troops In Mind

by Tim Croft and anxiousness for the men and have boxed a little bit of home for something of a school-wide calling,
women in uniform palpablee' stu- the troops overseas, the high schoolers collected more
With thoughts of imminent war dents at Port St. Joe High School In a drive that evolved into than 1,500 items such as socks,
Stoiletries and foodstuffs to send
to troops now stationed in far-flung
front line locales.
-. "It was awesome," said Chad
Olson, a member of the Math
:. Analysis class which, "won" the
..__ contest to collect the most items.
"We were motivated."
In part, because the school has
already sent a much respected
V"coach and teacher,. Buck Watford,
over to Kuwait to join tens of thou-
sands of other soldiers preparing
for possible battle.
As the country gears for war
any day, Watford's name is on the
tips of many tongues.
"That was part of it, we have
one of our own over there, so we
needed to bring (items) in," said
--- Tommy Curry. "The school partici-
-, pation was really good."
So this week, using money
Port St. Joe High School students prepare care packages for U. S. troops serving in the Middle East. (See Troops on Page 5A)


In Other Business
Granted a variance for 106 Brenda Drive.
Agreed to grant a 20 year lease to the Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens (ARC) on the city building and property the group cur-
rently leases. The building is badly in need of repairs. ARC is hoping to
apply for and receive grant funds to help repair and improve the building.
Mayor Pate told. the commission that John Griffith, with the CCC
group, has agreed to break up some concrete boulders the city has been
trying to get rid of near the marina property. The board agreed to send a
letter of appreciation to Griffith and the CCC group for their help.



Lofty Aspirations


Mixed with Patriotism,

by Tim Croft
Harold Usry has lofty aspirations.
The Tennessee man travels throughout the Southeast each year,
painting flag poles or other structures on which ladders fear to tread.
"Anything you can't reach by ladder, you'll find me hanging around,"
Usry said with a beaming smile. "It's the only job in the world ih which you
start at the top and come down.
"Everybody's trying to get to the top; I'm coming down from it."
This week, Usry arrived in Port St. Joe, offering his paint, brush and
unique levitation system to those who wish to spruce up their flag poles.
The timing could hardly have been more apt, with war apparently like-
ly any day.
That was one reason Bill Sumner, president of Wewahitchka State
Bank, chose to have Usry paint the pole outside the Port St. Joe branch.
"We've just ordered a new flag. and we thought if we were going to have
a new flag we might as well have a new pole," Sumner said.
And a little more than an hour later, Usry had produced a gleaming
silver pole, with a gold globe atop.
He did similar work at City .
Hall, the County Courthouse, the i ,
School Board and several' other *. .'
locales, painting seven poles on
Tuesday alone.
"It beautifies America when I do
it," Usry said. "We might as well"-
keep them pretty and shiny. We
need to, particularly since Sept. 11, .
2001.
"I take pride in my work, espe-
cially when I'm doing things for the ..
community."
Usry, who charges far less than
any painter employing a bucket lift /
or similar device could charge,
saves pole-owners money by
employing an ingenious method of
getting up and down the pole. "." |,"'..
He uses what is known as a
boswain's chair, essentially a flat '
board and rope, to hoist himself up
the pole.
"It's worth the price just to see Harold Usry has a unique way
him do it," Sumner said.
Usry has climbed most any pole of shimmying up a flag pole using
(See Lofty on Page 3A) a boswain's chair.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


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May This War


Be Swift and Its


Mission True


Based on what the-President said in his address to the nation,
Monday evening, there is a better than even chance the country will
be-at war. by the tifmemost of our- readers have the chance to read
these words.
This is a decision that none of us, I'm sure, are taking very light-
ly. Nobody wants to see our country involved in a war such as this.
Several young and. some not so young soldiers from our community
are right in the middle of this conflict.
Over 250,000 American troops 'are in the face of combat, staring
at God only knows exactly what from Saddam Hussein's troops. I
can't imagine what they are going through as they prepare for this..
We see on TV that troops are practicing dressing up in their gas;
masks and rubber gloves to be 'protected from the gasses Saddami
reportedly has in store for them.
All of this is going on while we relax in the comfort of our reclin-
ers watching the events of the war with Iraq unfold before our very
eyes on TV. For this war, it looks like we're even going to have'
reporters and television crews with our forces as they embark oni;
their march to Baghdad, While this'openness is very unusual the
presence of media in the midst of this conflict has allowed us to get
a real view of how bad war really is.
There ,does come a point in time though when all other options
to preserve and protect our homeland, our way of life, our peace,
have been exhausted and we are forced to make very difficult deci-.
sions as a country.
President Bush would probably much rather not be in the posit-.
tion he is in right now. The President has taken the country on a
course of action that he and his advisors feel is right and best for the
people of this free land.
I fully agree that if we don't do something to stop Saddam now
the day will soon come that we will face his weapons on our soil in a
surprise attack similar to the events of 9/11'. The time has come
when nations of freedom have no choice but to be offensive in their
efforts to stop terrorism because a defensive posture would place the
battle in our own backyard.
History will be the true judge of the merits of these decisions and
I pray they are the right ones. I also pray that God will be with our
President, our troops, our allies and the innocent citizens of Iraq,
who are caught up in the middle of these events. May this war be
swift and its mission true. God bless the U.S.A.
Combining County High Schppls-An Interesting Idea ..
I was just a little surprised 'to see that the Gulf County School'
Board is interested in evaluating the prospects of possibly comnbi.r
ing the county's two high schools.
The number of times that I've heard residents from both the
north and south ends of the county say, "If we just had one high
school midway between, we'd all be better off," it would take a lot
more fingers and toes than I have to count. Now don't get me wrong,
it's way too premature in this process for anyone to start endorsing
the concept and lobbying one way or another.
I do believe it is a great idea and we,need to take a long, hard
look at this concept. Just as i-ith any idea, I'm sure there are many
positive and negative aspects to be considered. Also, I'd bet there are
a lot of folks already talking about it... In fact, I'm sure there are a
lot of folks already talking about this.
The school board is going about this in what appears to be a very '
logical fashion. Establishing a committee, evaluating the merits; and
seeing what the community thinks of the idea once enough informa-
tion is assimilated to'see if uniting the schools makes sound educa-
tional and economic sense. .
There is no question that there could be numerous advantages
to unifying athletic programs, curriculum offerings and administra-
tive personnel.
It will be interesting to see how this pans out. Hopefully everyone
will keep an open mind. and allow the process to take place before
taking too firm a stance one way or another.


Listen now, let's see if I've got.
this right. They put 16 people on -a
deserted,island or in the wilds of
the Australian Outback arid they,
play games to see who can surviye.
Games like who can carry the most.


H, /*s4 c, t' W4 6i kC by Kesley Colbert


Reality My Hind Foot!


bamboo sticks through the
qua _i quicksand Or who canr
build a Iire the latest without the
use ,:,f a Zippo or safety matches.
Or v. l-iI cl team can be the first to
find il._ way through the jungle
maze to bang on the big brass
drum, You know, ordinary reality
things that you run across every
day! At the end of the show they
gather around a fire and vote ,on
who has to leave. The last person
standing wins.
Robinson Crusoe is turning


over in his grave!
\Ve call this reality, television!
And naturally,. everybody and
his brother is tuning in to see if the
cab dnver from Muncie. Indiana
can outlast the shoe salesman
from Sioux Falls. South Dakota. It
was so popular it immediately
spawned a whole raft of "real life"
T.V. shows.
Take for instance the one
where they find a millionaire guy
and let him "date" a dozen young
ladies to pick out the one he wants


Harold Usry has painted tens of thousands of flag poles
around the country over the past twenty-five years.
"It's a job and a patriotic duty," said Usry.


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Wesley's Under the Weather-God Bless Tony Blair


Wesley's Under The- Weath-
er...God Bless Tony Blair
Many of you have probably
already heard that Daddy (Wesley
R. Ramsey, who is .Editor Emeri-
tus of this paper) is in the hospi-
tal.
He's doing fine, at this writ-
ing, and is believed to have had a
small stroke. When I was visiting
with him Sunday afternoon -he
shared with me that he'd experi-
enced some "fuzzy" moments. He
will likely be out of business for a
few weeks, but will :hopefully.be
able to return soon with a new
arsenal of column material.
Filling in for .Wesley this week.
is freelance columnist Doug Pat-
ton, an editor from Nebraska. '
God Bless Tony Blair
by Doug PattOn
March 1i7, 2003
Let us assume for a moment
that on September 11, 2001,
nineteen Islamic" fanatics flew jet
airliners not into the World Trade
Center in New York, the Pentagon
in Virginia and a field in Pennsyl-


vania, but rather into Bucking-'
ham Palace, Scotland Yard and
the Tower ,of London. 'Imagine,
further, that in these attacks,.
3,000 people', most of them
British, died a horrible,' fiery.
death.. .
i Now picture President George'
W. Bush' fl-ina -to London to
standlirl solidarity with the lead-
.ers of Great Bntain as Pnme M n-
ister Tony Blair gives a'speech to'
the British people, vowing to
hunt down the enemies of his
country and bring them to jus-
tice.
Months go by, and forces of
the United ,Kingdom and7 the
United States' together invade


Afghanistan, the headquarters of
the attack's main mastermind,
and rid that country of th'e ruling,
Taliban.
-Time passes. Solemn obser-
rances.. mark the one-year
anniversary of the attack. By'
now, British intelligence 'sources
point-to Iraq' as a source of ter-
rorist trainrina.' financial support
and weaponry. Prime Minister
Blair presses. his case to his Par-
liament and receives the green
light to proceed with a resolution,
in the United Nations to disarm
Iraq by force if Saddam Hussein
does not do it immediately and.
voluntarily.
-. The United Nations passes a


resolution stating just such con-
sequences. Inspectors are sent in
to be shown the weapons the
word knows are there,, only to be
taunted and teased in a six-
month game of hide-and-seek
with Saddam Hussein.
Blair, proceeds on the
,assumption that even if his allies
in Europe abandon him, he can
always, count .on the United
States. And indeed, his allies in
Europe-most notably France and
Germany-abandon him. ,
But, meanwhile. back home
ini the United 'States, President
Bush is facing massive protests.
SHe is called '"Ton Blair's lapdog."
The xast maiorit'y of the American
people turn on, the president. His
job approval rating plummets.
i and there appears to b' no possi-,
ble way that he can be re-elected
if 'he continues, on, his present
course of support' for. the., British
r Prime Minister.
, Now imagine *-that Mr. Bush
does not necessarily have a year
"and a. half' left in 'his term as


president, but rather could be
called upon to stand for re-elec-
tion at any time.
This is the position in which.
.Tony Blair finds. himself today,
and of all those who have so far
weathered the storm of this com-
ing conflict, he is my, hero.
i I have worked around several
American politicians, at the fed-
:eral, state and local levels. Some
were courageous, others political-
ly expedient, but precious few
had the guts to put an entire
political career on the line in
order to do what is right.
Tony Blair is a member of the
very left4leaning British Labor
Party.' I, would probably be hard-
pressed to find myself in political
agreement with much in which
he believes. However, on the
issue 6f loyalty, honor and alle-'
giance to liberty, he is the man of
the hour. I watch him on C-Span
answering a withering array of
questions in the British Parlia-
ment that no American President
could possibly imagine.


As Prime Minister of the Unit-
ed Kingdom, Tony Blair's prede-
cessors include such visionless
panderers as Neville Chamber-
lain and such towering, states-
men as Winston Churchill. His
role model clearly is the latter.,
I hope the British people
.come to their senses, and Tony
Blair survives his current politi-
cal troubles. But even if he doqs-
n't, he should know that in'the
hearts and minds of many, of; us
on ,this side of the Atlantic, he
has already earned a place of
honor in the history of nations.
God bless Tony Blair.
Doug Patton is a freelance
columnist who has served as a
speechwriter and public policy
.advisor 'at the federal, state and
local levels. His weekly columns
can be read in newspapers actds's
the country and 'bn
www.GOPUSA.com, where 'he
serves as the Nebraska Editor
and as a member of the GOP.USA
news team. Readers can e-mail
him at dpatton@neonramp.coTi.,


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to marry. Of course, the million-
aire turned out to be a fake and
I'm not sure if he got to keep the
girl or not....
They've got bachelors looking
for dream girls. And dream girls
looking for the nght "Joe". One
show presents a house full of folks
who have.to live together for a cer-
tain period of time. Mostly they sit
around in different rooms and lie
and cheat and scheme against
each other.... I haven't figured 'otit
the point to that one yet!
We've got realism about fear.
This is the one where you bob for
apples in the tank filled with
snakes. Or you jump off of a high
wire tied between two extra' tall
cranes. Or you lay down on your
back and let the producers cover
you with live roaches....
Just ordinary realistic situa-
tions that we ordinary citizens'fihd
ourselves in every day!
One of the networks is working
on a show where the audience'is
going to vote on who ought to
marry whom. And another one is
looking for couples who are plan-
ning to get marred and the idea
here is getung them to race to ihe
altar. The competing couples'will
be trying to win an all-expense
paid "wedding of a lifetime".
I don't know about you, bi.t
my wedding was for a lifetime-jand
the reality is I am still paying'-or
that thing every day!
To be honest here I haven't
really seen enough of any of the
shows that I have outlined above
to understand even in the slightest
what they are trying to do. BgiiC
have seen enough to question why
anyone in his nght rmnd would
tune in to see this stuff.....
I grew up in the real world.
You think they work hard and, get
dirty on that island? You think it's
tough "roughing it out" with-the
cameras rolling all around in:the
wilds of the Outback? You should
have rooted up stumps with my
Father. Or hauled hay from before
--sun-up unul after dark. Or spent
an afternoon butchenng cigs-you
stick that strung up hog Just a iht
tie south of the belly and rip
straight up and you'll get some
reality! ,I guarantee it!
Leon tying me on that bull was
real. Jumping off the lower side of
the barn roof and landing on 'the
board with the 16-penny. inil
sticking straight up was real.:The
ax bouncing off the willow tree and
catching me just below the k nee
was real. ,
Listen. I live in the real world.
I've raised two sons. ['le been mar-
ned to the same woman for near
'bout three decades. I took a class
of sixth-graders to Disney World.1 I
own a 14-year-old truck that runs
when it wants to. I've stared 6ol-
lege tuition for two right "int the
face. I've got rats in my shed. I
once got trapped at the beach with
a Sunday School class for 9 whofe
afternoon! I've got a dog that has
more clout than I do. Some ofybur
children have spent the rnightiat
(See KESLEYON PAGE I)









The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. March 20. 2003 Page 3A



Matching Community's Effort to Save Cape Lighthouse


NFIF Donates $20,000 In Matching Funds


by Tim Croft
In the final months of 2002,
the Northwest Florida Improvement
Foundation provided a spark in the
effort to restore the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse.
Last week, the foundation pro-
vided the fuel.
Making good on a challenge
made last year to tht St. Joseph
Historical Society, the NWFIF pre-
sented a check for $20,000 to
Society members last week.
The dollars were a match for
funds the Society raised in the final
quarter of last year, all of which are
'earmarked to stabilize and move
the more dilapidated of two keep-
ers' quarters.
That building, now sporting the
moniker of "Sleeping Beauty," will
ultimately house artifacts and his-
torical displays as part of a muse-
tim/park to be created at the light-
house site.
"The' challenge grant kick-
started this whole thing," said
Betty McNeill of the Historical
Society, who gladly relieved NWFIF
chairman Britt Greene of the foun-
dation's green.
S"We greatly. appreciate the sup-
port of the .Northwest Florida:
Improvement Foundation. The
grant galvanized the community
into awareness and active support
*for this project."
That community support, evi-,
denced by the $20,000 in dona-
tions that poured in to match the


NWFIF in the final months of 2002,
proved something of a beacon for
the board at the NWFIF.
"It was huge," said Pam Selton,
executive director of the founda-
tion. "That's really our goal, to
make sure we are aligning with
programs the community is
involved with."
The challenge grant, which fol-
lowed an earlier $10,000 grant,
was also in sync with the founda-
tion's mission of preserving lega-
cies while aiding in the shaping of a
prosperous tomorrow.
"This is a historical monu-
ment," said Lewis Howell of the
lighthouse. Howell, vice president
of St. Joe Land, is secretary/treas-
urer of the NWFIF board. "It's
important to the people who live
here."
Greene, who is also president
of West Florida operations for
Arvida, said, "This community's
response to this important preser-
vation initiative is truly heartening.
"Pieserving the rich heritage of
this region is vitally important to all
of us who live and work here and
the lighthouse location at Cape San
Blas offers a unique glimpse into
early 19th .century coastal naviga-
tion and an important chapter in
Florida history."
With the challenge grant cam-
paign hurdled, the next milestone
in the lighthouse project is within
reach in Tallahassee.
Before the current legislative


session has ended in early May, the
Historical Society will know,
whether a $300,000 state grant will
be secured.
The Florida Historical
Commission ranked the project No.
7 in line for special-category grant
funding. Projects 1-55 have been
recommended for funding, but the
Legislatu c is the final arbiter.
While waiting on the state dol-
lars, the lighthouse project moves
inexorably forward, a testament, in
large part, to the pluck of the
Historical Society members.
An architect, who toured the
site with a structural engineer sev-
eral weeks ago, has recommended
that the Historical Society plan on
using the state grant on restoration
of the at-risk keepers' quarters
while applying for further special-
category funding next year for work
on the lighthouse itself.
The architect and engineer
took a host of samples and noted
deterioration of the keepers' quar-
ters, "apparently from moving the
structure." Damage wasparticular-
ly acute to the floor framing and
sills.
Architect Randy Lewis also
noted that deterioration to the exte-
rior of the lighthouse was more
pronounced than observed during
an earlier walk-through of the site.
A survey of the site will be done
this week:with an eye toward. craft-
ing design plans for restoration of
the keepers' quarters.


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Union

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Britt Greene of the Northwest Florida Improvement Foundation presents a check for $20,000 to Betty McNeill and
,the members of the St. Joseph Historical Society. The money will be used to stabilize and move a keepers' quarters at
ithe Cape San Blas Lighthouse.


Lofty

hi do it," Sumner.said.
Usry has climbed most any
pole up to about 250 feet.
While he's been staying in the.
Panama City area the past couple
of weeks he has done everything
from poles outside all the schools
to the one, on the lot at Tominmy
Thomas Chevrolet, which -most


locals will know is, well, HIGH.
"The higher the better," Usry
said in a statement that surely pro-
duces shudders to curious onlook-
ers.
e Usry got started painting flag
poles as something of an appren-
tice for his uncle. He was 15-years-.
old at the time.


Kesley-- From Page 2


my house.... .
When I go to the movies or turn.
on my T. V. the last thing on earth
that I want is realismI!!!
I want to see a super hero "sur-
viving" in the deepest darkest jun-
gles of Africa by swinging through
ftl trees on a grapevine, talking to
monkeys and calling all his ele-
phant friends to come and help him
fight the money seeking ivory
hunters! I want to see James Bond
skydiving off of that cliff and flying
himself into the open door of the
falling airplane. I want to see him
run across the swamp 'on the backs
of 15 conveniently lined-up alliga-
tors. I want to see him wheeling a
Russian army tank through the
streets of Leningrad. I want to see
him give a jolt to Odd-Job. And I
want to marvel that he can do all of
this without: one hair on his head
-ever falling out of place
Now folks, that's entertain-'
ment!
SI want to ride up the Chislom
'Trail with Rowdy Yates and Gil
,Favor. We're pushing 3,000 head of
ornery steers and we're in a gosh
awvful hurry to reach the rail head
in1 Sedalia. Mr. Favor is lighting
that fire under 'us everyday, we've
'got to "head'em up and move'em
out.".'Course, we've also got to stop
everyday and help, the stranded
gypsy or the dishonored.Indian or
the rancher with the wild sons or
the traveling medicine show man.
'reunite with his daughter or the
army colonel understand that the
Civil War is over.....
Ain't nobody voted off a cattle
drivel Dream girls need not apply.
You tell the truth here, or you'll
answer to the trail boss. And rat-
tlesnakes, rustlers, swollen rivers,
thunderstorms and stampedes will


make you forget all about a few lit-
ile roaches....
;rhen, and." if,: the movies, or
T.V. ever reach the, point of being
"really real"- we won't need them
anymore
Respectfully, -
Kes


Relay for

Life Slated
Relay for Life, the American
Cancer Society's signature fund-
raising event, will be held April 4-5.
For the first time, the county
event will take place in Port St. Joe,
at Frank Pate Park.
There is still a need for teams
to raise money as well those who
wish to donate to those doing the
walking.
Organizers are also seeking
cancer survivors to participate.in
the "Survivors Walk" and reception
after the first lap of the 24-hour
event.',
g There will be entertainment,
games, food 'booths and door
prizes.
For more information or to
sign-up to participate call Sherrie
Bowen at 227-3189, Rachael
Browning at 229-8226 or Oscar
Redd at 639-5253.
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Three years later, after painting
countless poles while receiving just
$5 a pop from his uncle, Usry took:
out on his own.
He's been a one-man show the
past 25 years. often working seven
days a week.
But, as his own man, "You
work when you want to. You get to
enjoy life and meet people."
Over those 25 years, Usry has.
basically built a network of pole-
owners seeking his services.
-"He lives m Kingston, Tenn.,
where his ex-wife fields calls for his
services and dispatches him when
he checks in.
Many'locales, such as Panama
iCity, 'are on his to-do list about
every'two years. He said he'll, be
back in Port St. Joe two years from
now.
Over mbre than two decades,
Usry estimated he's painted tens of
thousands of flag poles' at National
Guard Armories, Post Offices,
banks, schools, etc.
"I'm doing something for the
American public, for the price of
glory and God," Usry said. "It's a
job and a patriotic duty."
And with a smile and a hand-
shake he set back to work.


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Work crews from Ponderosa Builders are feverishly working to transform the former E-Z Serve into a sparkling
new Express Lane store, due to open May 1.


Express Lane Speeding in to Town.


by Tim Croft
Currently riding an expansion
fast-track, Express Lane Inc.,
expects to open five new locations
in Gulf and eastern Bay counties in
the next six to seven weeks.
The family-owned Panama
City-based company, will open and
operate Express Lane convenience
stores at locations formerly operat-
ed by Swifty Serve in Port St. Joe,
St. Joe Beach, Wewahitchka and
Mexico Beach.
I (EZ Serve is one of the brand
names of Swifty Serve). -
Express Lane, which was
founded 19 years ago, purchased
the stores during bankruptcy pro-
jceedings involving Swifty Serve,
which. closed hundreds of stores
and filed for bankruptcy last fall.
Express Lane, which owned
and operated more than 40 stores
in Florida and Georgia prior to the
bankruptcy proceedings, has pur-
chased 17 Swifty Serve locations in
Northwest Florida.
Express Lane closed last week
on the Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka locations and. expects
to close on two St. Joe Beach loca-
tions as well as one in Mexico
Beach this week.
"We didn't plan to expand this
fast, but this kind of opportunity
doesn't come very often," said
Jimmy Lewis, president and patri-
arch of Express Lane.
All of the Express Lane stores
are located, between -Santa Ro.sa
beach in the western Panhandle
and Tallah:-li-'e,-. save for nine in
the Albany, Ga., area.
Each of the new area locations
'will be open for business by May 1,
Lewis said, with the Port St. Joe

Even Start, Head
Start Picnic Sat.
All Even Start. families and
Head Start families are invited to
attend a family outing to welcome
Spring on Saturday, March 22
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in
White City Park.
Hot dogs and drinks will be
provided, but families should feel
free to bring picnic food and drinks.
of their choice as well. Families
should feel free to bring a' kite if.
they have one. There will be bub-
bles, jump ropes, balls, the play-
ground, and hopefully lots of sun-
Sshine.
Even Start is a Family Literacy.
Program open to families in Gulf
County who have one member of
the household working toward (or
wishing to work toward) a GED and
one member of the household who
is a child under age eight. Any eli-
gible family is encouraged to attend
the family outing, or call Susie
Hatcher at 229-1330 in Port St.
Joe, or Cindy Weeks at 639-6448
in Wewahitchka for information on
joining the program.,


store slated as the last to open due
to more extensive remodeling.
. Lewis said the Wewahitchka
store, with new roof and floor,
should open for' business "this
week," barring any unforeseen
delays.
That store, which offered
Texaco gasoline products, will be
switched to the blue-and-red of
Chevron as Texaco, like Swifty
Serve, has also entered corporate
purgatory. .
The Mexico Beach location,
Lewis said, should open in the next
week or so. .
"Mexico Beach is in good
shape," Lewis said. "They had
recently remodeled that store, so
it's basically just a clean-up."
Like the stores in St. Joe Beach
and Port St. Joe, the Mexico Beach
store will offer, multi-grade Exxon
gas.
The St. Joe Beach, locations
should be open in the next "few"
weeks, Lewis said, after the build-
ings receive some sprucing up and


changes are made to fuel islands.
The most ambitious overall of.
the new stores is going on in Port
St. Joe, where the store is being-
renovated inside and out by
Ponderosa Builders.
"We wanted to give you folks in
Port St. Joe'a first-class store,"'
Lewis said. "The inside we have'
gutted. Everything is out."
The roof is to be replaced, the,
same with the floor. A new spa-
cious walk-in cooler will be_ con-
structed in the rear of the store.
New computer cable is being;
laid to allow consumers a variety of
easy-pay methods at the pump and,
the fuel islands will be overhauled.
The gasoline tanks were.
removed this week for replacement.
The front facade will get a'
facelift and a new parking lot will
be laid down as Express Lane
transforms an aging store into a
gleamingly modern one.
"All that will take until May 1,"_
Lewis said, of the target opening- .
date for the Port St. Joe store.


Bank CEO Retires


from Bay Credit Union


Wesley Atkins of Port St. Joe
retired from Bay Credit Union on
Monday, March 10. He served
three plus years as thW
President/CEO of the $50 rrmllion
financial institution located in Bay
County. The credit union has four


Wesley Atkins
branches serving approximately
ten thousand members.
For the previous fifteen years,
he served as General Manager of
Emerald Coast Federal Credit
Union in Port St. Joe. Prior to being
employed by Emerald Coast he
served twenty-three years on the
board of directors for Emerald
Coast. While serving on the board,


Atkins was employed by St. Joe,
Paper Company for twenty-five
yte'3s.: holding the. title cf. Data
Processing Supervisor for thirteen
years and Division Contiiroer I-br
twelve years.
Atkins was first' elected to the
Florida Credit Union League, Board
in 1997 and is still serving in that
position as the representative from
district one. ,Atkins, represents
twenty-six credit unions from
Pensacola.to Port St. Joe. He has
served on the Gulf Coast chapter of
Credit Union's Board for approxi-
mately fifteen years. Atkins was
elected to the Board of Directors for
Bay Credit Union the day after his
retirement and will continue to
serve on the Gulf Coast Chapter
Board and the Florida Credit Union
League Board.
Aikins has been honored at
two dinners and two parties in cel-
ebration of his retirement. He
received many gifts that he 11will
enjoy using. Atkins was recogniZed
at Bay Credit Union's annual mret -
ing for his outstanding perform -
Sance as President/CEO and was
presented with a laptop computer
by the Board of Directors.
Atkins graduated from Port St.
Joe High School in 1955. Shortly
after graduating he left Port St. Joe
to attend college. He returned to
Port St.. Joe in 1960 to begin his
professional career. He is married
to Pat, his wife of forty-five years.
They have three children and five
grandchildren.


by Tim Croft
The scene is repeated daily at
countless schools across the state
and the country.
Three teenagers huddled
around a large round table in the
media center, noses in books.
Closer examination, however,
provides a snapshot in leadership,
in mentoring, Port St. Joe High
School style.
At the tableware Melissa Nixon,
a junior, and two young middle
school students 'for whom Nixon
serves as mentor, guide, tutor,
confidant a navigator, if you will,
for the stormy tides of adoles-
cence.
"They feel they can reach out,
to me more than maybe they can
with an adult," Nixon said.
"I've learned that most of the
kids (I mentor) have problems at
home and just need someone to
talk to. Many of them just need
some guidance."
And the opportunity to extend
outside herself to help others has
in turn maybe allowed Nixon to
peer more reflectively inside her-
self, learning as she leads.
"I've learned seeing them try
harder that maybe I can help other
people my own age try harder,"
Nixon said with an uncommon
self-presence that appears com-
mon to mentors in the high
school's Leadership class. "And it
makes me try harder to be better."
That was one mantra during a
recent visit to the Leadership class
to talk about, the mentoring pro-
gram that has blossomed at Port
St. Joe High the past several years.
Inside those doors were stereo-
type'shattering teenagers' who
have learned early the lessons
gleaned of giving, who have
excelled by helping others, aim to
excel, who understand that there'll
never be an "I" in team.
They have embraced responsi-
bility, for themselves and their
young "mentees."
'The younger kids are always
watching us," said sophomore
Charla Atkins, who is in her sec-
ond year in the program.


"The things we do are things
they would want to do. We have to
watch our actions and what we
say."
As teacher Rodney Herring put
it about his class dotted with
achievers, 'They are the ones in
the fish bowl. People look up to
them."
The mentoring program at Port
St. Joe High, and the Leadership
class; took root about three years
ago .and was, in some ways -mod-
eled after a similar program at Bay
High School in Panama City.
'In the program, leadership is
not discovered in any textbook. It
is about actions, about perform-
ance, about taking tools and
applying motivation and imagina-
tion to progress as a student and
person.
"It is all based on perform-
ance," Herring said. "It's hands on.
They are doing things in the
school, doing things in the com-
munity."
The mentoring program proved
a natural elective to channel all
that energy.
Begun in the middle school, it
took flight and was soon expanded
into the elementary school.
"It's been a real positive," said
Juanise Williams, guidance coun-
selor at Port St. Joe Middle School.
Melissa Ramsey, guidance
counselor at the high school, noted
that the Department of Juvenile
Justice really pushed school-
based mentoring programs during
the 1990s as a valuable tool for
reaching at-risk children..
At the middle and high
schools,. struggling students are
identified by teachers and admin-
istrators for possible pairing with a
mentor. "
The obvious signs of struggles
are usually academic lo-W test
scores, difficulty mastering math
and reading but academic tur-
moil. too often goes steady with
issues outside of class, Williams
said. .
The mentors are given guid-
ance on the individual needs of
each child, as well as issues such
as confidentiality and recognizing


issues brought from home, such
as abuse.
They must be flexible, able to
adjust to child, and situation.
"They have to adapt, ask ques-
tions," Herring said; "And they
have to establish a rapport with
the teacher."
As well as with the students to
whom they are extending a hand.
For some in the Leadershipi.
class, this is just a prelude to the .
adult world. .
Atkins, for example, aspires to
be a kindergarten teacher; Nixon,
also in her second year in the pro-
gram, hopes to a' psychologist
working with children.
"I like working with young'-
kids," Atkins said. "I like to help
kids."
And unerringly the teeniager'is
able to find a comfort zone. a com-
mon ground, with a youngster far
more adeptly than most adults.
"They' can do things adult
staffers .can't do because (the
younger children) open up to,
them," Herring said. "They have
someone who cares about them.".
Ramsey ,noted, "We really
stress -that for some- of the kids,'
(the mentor) might be their only-'
bright light and they really need to
shine it. Often they will be the only
ones in these kids' life who gives a'
darn about them."'
The exchange is hardly a one-.
way street. Those younger open
eyes often provide ,a window-'
through which the teenagers carn' -
peek a little closer at themselves
and the world around them.
"I like when the kids look up to--
me because it makes me want to
be better." said junior Lesley Hall.
Working with the younger stu-
dents, "I learned how to control
myself and my attitude."
Sophomore Laura-Leigh'.
Clements said, "I take it as a
responsibility. I've learned to put',
other people before yourself. To.
stand at the end of the line andt 1 .
, other people go first."
SAs the old adage holds, the
children shall lead them.


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by Tim Croft
And the winner is well, none
of us.
A Lake City, Pa., man was the
winner last week of the Home and
Garden Television "Dream Home,"
a 2,800 square foot manse hard on
the shores of East Bay near Mexico
Beach.
John Groszkiewicz, a married
father of four, woke in snow to find
out',he had won a house on the
beach, after having entered the
sweepstakes, which began Jan. 1,
19 times.
.He was among 28.1. million
entries, more than. doubling the
11.2 million who entered the 2002
giveaway. .
:Groszkieweicz won a $1 million


Toops-

raised for postage during another
fund-raising drive over recentfholi-
days, boxes bulging with popcorn,
Little Debbies, assorted other
snacks, soap, socks and assorted
sundries were being taped, labeled
and r sent, on their mission to the.
* desert of the Middle East.
.:'Along with a letter from the'.
National 'Honor Society explaining
the origins of the packages and
thanks to the soldiers. 1
-"We hope it builds .morale,"
Curry said. "We hope it lets them
know- that we are. thinking of them
anrisupport them."
-If the kids: needed any addi-
tional incentive or validation for the
expending of their time and energy,
Watford provided it with a letter
from the location where he and his
unit were bivouacked while await-
ing orders to move overseas.
Watford had recently received
the first care package.
"'ou have, no idea how impor-
tant these iteims are now and will
be n the near future," Watford
wrote in part. "... Just as important
as the 'goodies' themselves is the
fact that contact from home is one
of the most sought after items of
all."
Then Watford, symbolically
putting .his teacher's hat on over
his- helmet, provided a perspective
of looming war and a lesson for the,
kids at his school and, frankly, oth-
ers on the, home front.
Th-,re are countl s, eGws


home custom-built by The St. Joe
Co., and completely furnished by
Ethan Allen.
The grand prize also-included a
2003 GMC Envoy XL and a new
boat.
The Groszkiewiczs, who have
never been further south than
North Carolina, live in Western
Pennsylvania on the banks of Lake
Erie, an area where the snowfall
this year has totaled 118 inches,
according to a press release. from
HGTV.
For those locally who have
Mallard cable, Lake City is not far
from Erie, Pa., where the CBS sta-
tion on Channel 38 originates.
The Groszkiewiczs will travel to
Florida next month -to tour their
new home and prizes, for which


they will have to pay some
$400,000 in taxes.
The "Dream Home" sweep-
stakes might be over but not so the
ripple effect for Mexico Beach,
which suddenly has a profile in .
contrast to its "sleepy fishing ham-.,
let" persona.
The Community Development.
Council has sent out as many-
packets of information since the
sweepstakes began as snowflakes
in Western Pennsylvania.
"The response. has been,.
absolutely phenomenal," said J..,
Patrick Howard, 'president and,,
CEO of the Mexico Beach CDC., ,
"We've received, conservatively,
eight times as many inquiries as we
normally handle in January and
February."


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this situation is relevant or neces-
sary. Wherever each of you are in
your opinion about these things,
remember this: your country will
soon be at war and many
Americans will be in harm's way. It
will effect us all in one or another

"You don't have to wear this
uniform to be considered a patriot.
Everyone who contributed to this
care package, offered prayers on
our behalf or every morning say the
Pledge of Allegiance with true con-
viction, are as patriotic as any offi-
cer or enlisted soldier here.
"I feel honored to be here and,
to do my small part. Knowing that
you at home are thinking about us
makes it all worthwhile," Watford
wrote.
The care package drive, which
the kids at Port St. Joe High
dubbed, "Treats for Troops," was
fashioned after a national cam-
paign called "Operation Helping
Hands."
A host of charitable and civic
organizations and groups ranging
from the Girl'Scouts to businesses
to churches, have mounted cam-
paigns to provide a morsel of home
to the troops, packaging items not
readily available' in the deserts of
the Middle East.
Those !needs span from canned
meats to fruit drinks,, from socks to
liquid soaps and shampoos.
A single national point of cont
tact has been established so.pack-


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ages can be routed to the troops in
relatively efficient fashion, though
the Port St. Joe students are .also
targeting local individuals, such as,
1st Lt. Watford, who have answered
the call to duty. '
At the high school, the cam--
paign, following closely on the heels '
of a Thanksgiving food drive which '
snared more than 3,000 items for' ;
needy local folks, quickly turned
into a contest of sorts everybody,.
after all, is a winner in such
endeavors.
"We had ,a competition among,,
'the classes based on who 'brought
in the most," said teacher Sue'.:
Gannon. "They really enjoyed it.";
And when the drive got off to
somewhat of a slow start, the infi-
nite imagination of kids kicked in
with various methods to light the'
fuse.
The most effective, which
would be only natural, was a music
request concept. Bring in an item
and a student could request music
to be heard in the cafeteria during
the lunch period.
For each item, a song. Before
long the boxes were filling up.
"It was just a really good
cause," said Josh Watkins. "It was
good having kids doing somethmna
for their country, especially with all
the controversy ,,(about the loomifig '
war)." -
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typically handles this time of year,
The CDC website has, literally,
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the busiest months of the year,
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about 16,000 hits on the website
per month. Howard said.
In January alone, there were
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Gulf Arts Council Fills In The Lines


by Tim Croft
The lines on the canvas ar
coming into focus for the Gul
Alliance for Local Arts.
A representative board o
directors is in place, a state start
up grant is within reach and
rainbow of projects are on the
palette for the organization, whici
was little more than a dream eigh
or nine months ago.
"I'm very excited," said council
president Kim Harrison. "It's com
ing. There is so much goi on.
"When more" and more people
see what, we're doing,, more people
will get involved."
Involvement on the board
arriving from all three counties the
Alliance intends to serve, is
encouraging.
There is Peggy Wood and
Connie Risinger from Mexico Beach
in Bay County and Ed Tiley and
Cora Russ from Franklin County.
Harrison and Heather Rist
represent the south end of Gul
County while Marlene McNair from
Wewahitchka offers the perspective(
from the north end.
They all bring particular
expertise.
Wood is a master weaver
studying pottery and sculpture. As
owner of the Driftwood Inn, sh(
has hosted .the annual Mexico
Beach Art and Wine Festival.
Tiley is an author, lecturer
actor/performer and web designer
among other specialties.
McNair taught art and drama
and Risinger has been a piano anc
voice teacher.
f Harrison has owned an art anc
Antique boutique,, while* Rish is a
former teacher and member of the
Gulf County Education Foundation
as well as a master gardener.
Russ has traveled and worked
around the world, speaks several
foreign languages and was a Peace
Corps volunteer.'
"It's a great board," Harrison
said. "There is a great mix."
Gulf County' commissioners
have designated the Alliance as the
county's Official Arts Agency, a
critical hurdle to secure state grant
funding.
The Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, the Tourist
Development Council, the Gulf
School Distict, Arvida, the Dixie
Theater and the Apalachicola
Chamber of Commerce have all
also lent their support to the
Alliance and its grant application.
The group is a prime candidate
for a $5,000. state grant as "start-
up money. The grant application
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Harrison said.
f A web page, gulfalliance.com,
- is up and running, with data
a entered as quickly as possible.
e Meanwhile, the paperwork to
h create the Gulf Alliance for the
t Local Arts as a charitable organiza-
tion has been filed.
1 The Alliance, which Harrison
said is envisioned as an "enabler"
for a host of local arts projects, has
e several initiatives taking shape.
e Over two nights during the first
week of May, the Panhandle
, Players will put on a series of one-
e act plays in the auditorium at Port
s St. Joe Elementary, which has
recently been renovated, including
d the installation of a state-of-the-art
sound system.


Parkway
if By providing a direct connec-
n tion to U.S. 231, Gulf County
would have an express route to
move goods and people to the air-
r port or port in Panlama City and to
four-lane interstates.
r "It's a project of regional
s impact," said Rick Marcum, the
e newly-installed executive director
D of Opportunity Florida. "The people '
in this area need to be able to
remove as many obstacles as they
can (to efficiently moving goods
and people).
"With this project we are look-
ing to be as proactive as we can
Anything that impacts our eco-
nomic development we are inter-
ested in."
I The corridor study identified
five alternative routes for the
Parkway, nearly all of which con-
nrect at, some point with either
l Hwy. 386,, Hwy. 22 or Starr Avenue
e in Bay County.
"We tried to follow existing
roadways as much as possible,"
Woods explained.
In broadstrokes, the alterna-
tives would connect with U.S. 231
at four primary intersections:
Scotts Ferry Road, Bear Creek
Road, Bayou George, and John
Pitts Road.
1 They vary in length from 31 to
44.8 miles and the estimated final
costs range from $123 million to
$166 million.,
1 he PBS&,..J team also consid-
ered and plotted several other cri-
teria for the corridor study, from a
cost/benefit ratio to environmental
issues to noise.
Spoken comments during the
workshop from the 'audience,
which numbered about 80, were
limited.
Roy Du Verger of the
Apalachee Ecological Conservancy


Chamber
Social hour, with a cash bar,
begins at 6 p.m. -EST. Dinner,
steak, potatoes, salad, vegetables
and rolls prepared by Chamber
board member Paul Gant will be
served at 7 p.m.
The theme of the annual meet-
ing is collegiality and news.
"We. want our members and
the community to know what we
did last year and what our goals
are for the next year," Cl-afin said.
"We always encourage participa-
tions in Chamber events, but this
is the one time of year where the
emphasis is on awards and telling
our members what is.happening."
The awards handed out
include Small Business Person of
the Year, Member of the Year and
the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The guest speaker for the
event will be Bob Cdrdes, manager
of the Economic Development
Department at Gulf Power Co.
Cordes, who is also currently
the chairman of the board of direc-
tors for Florida's Great Northwest,
has been involved with economic
development activities since 1985.
In his role with Gulf Power,
Cordes works closely with econom-
ic. development professionals,
chambers of commerce, business-
es and government leaders within
the 10 counties comprising
Northwest Florida, promoting the
region as a "True Business
Paradise."
Cordes has also been a senior
architect and marketing supervisor
with The Southern Co., parent of
Gulf Power.
Cordes, whp lives in Pensacola
with his wife and two sons, is also
on. the board of the World Trade
Council of Northwest Florida, a
regional group promoting interna-
tional trade, and has served on the
board of directors of the Florida
Economic Development Council,
which elected him "District One
Professional of the Year" in 1990.


As if that wasn't enough,
Cordes also serves on the
Practitioner's Advisory Committee
with Enterprise Florida and works
closely with the University of West
Florida International.
Cordes also volunteers with
the Wildlife Sanctuary of
Northwest Florida. He was given
Gulf Power's President's Award in


The Panhandle Players have
agreed to split the box office with
the Gulf Alliance for the Local Arts.
At the end of April, the Alliance
will .partner with Gulf County
Schools for the district's annual
"Arts in the Sun" day, where high
schoolers demonstrate .a host' of
arts dance, readings, piano for
fifth-graders at both ends of the
county,
Harrison said they are working
with the school district, "to get
everything in order and have it
come out right."
Plans are on the drawing board
to bring arts programs to the recre-
ation centers at the StackHouse
and North Port St. Joe.
The Alliance is also looking to
partner on summer art camps and
with the folks at the Dixie Theater
in Franklin County to offer drama


From Page A
in Panacea, talked about regional
impacts and the desire by his
group to have those issues consid-
ered at the drawing board as the
project moves forward.
In part, his comments reflect
wariness about the impacts of the
various U.S. 98 realignments
under consideration, which .have
been put forth as separate projects
but which many see as connected
pieces in a grand design.
Those road projects include
the U.S. 98 realignment around
WindMark and the Gulf to, Bay
Highway as well as the Gulf Coast
Parkway.
Woods said the projects are
indeed separate for various rea-
sons.
For starters, the realignment
around WindMark is a St. Joe Co.,
project. It is building the road and
absorbing all costs of realignment:
Further, each project must be
drawn up as a standalone due to
funding and feasibility reasons
should one of the projects not
move forward.
"You have to separate them for
funding reasons," Woods said.
The only other spoken mcom-
ment from the public on Tuesday
came from Marilyn Blackwell, who
asked questions regarding the
alternative of simply four-laning
-iwy. 71 to 1-10, about traffic stud-
Sies which reflect that only 'a two-
larieroad is currently w.'arranted
for the. Parkway and aboAt paten:
tial windfalls for The St Joe ,;
should-the project move forwardd
Those interested in submitting
written comments to PBS&J con-
cerning the. Gulf Coast Parkivay
project can send them to Rosemary
Woods, Project Manager, 1901
Commonwealth Lane, Tallahassee
32303.


From Page 1 A
1992.
Cordes' address to the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce will
focus on the economic' develop-
ment efforts of Florida's Great
Northwest.* ."'
Dinner is, by, reservation. only.
For on -members .the cost is $40G
per plate,'.
To make a reservation or for
more information call the Chamber
at 227-1223.


camps.
"We are going to see how we
can partner with (the Dixie
Theater) to make (drama camp)
more accessible," Harrison said.
"Any way we can empower, enable,
other groups is important and is
what we should be doing."
A fund-raising "Yart Sale" is
looming on Easter weekend and
the concept for gumbo/jazz day is
being batted around.


Alliance is pulling together a com-
mittee to do the vision thing, to
look long-range at what the
Alliance is about and what it can
do to grow the arts in Bay, Gulf and
Franklin counties.
"We need to really concentrate
on that," Harrison said.
Anyone interested in joining
the Alliance or participating in an
of its programs is encouraged to
contact Harrison at 227-3745 or to
go to gulfalliance.com for a host of
contact names and numbers.


Additionally, Dana Boy-er s
seeking donations for the Yari
Sale" she is spearheading Easter
weekend.
The .first donation, a painting.
was ,given by, an Atlanta woman
who read about the project and
offered up the.painting, .for which
she had recently paid several tiu nh-
dred dollars.
To make a donation ir for more.
information contact Boyer aL 227-
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for quite a while before physical
symptoms appear. To complicate
matters, even when you suspect a
potassium problem y6,u .can't be
sure just by looking. Several other
nutrient deficiencies produce simi-
lar symptoms. So what's the
answer? That's what we'll talk
about.
A common symptom of potassi-
um deficiency is interveinal chloro-
sis of the leaves, a yellowing of tis-
sue between the leaf veins. This
yellowing is followed by scorch on
the outer leaf edges. Later, leaf'
drop may occur. And eventually,,
limbs and branches may die.
Unfortunately, these aren't positive
clues to a potassium problem. -As I
said, other nutrient shortages may
cause similar signs. This is cause
for caution, because treating one
Deficiency when the problem is
really another, will only make mat-
ters worse. You should have a pos-'
itive diagnosis before taking any
action. In short, it's better to be,
safe than sorry.
If you suspect a potassium
deficiency, you should have a reli-
able specialist test your soil to
determine exactly what the prob-
lem is. If the test shows a lack of
potassium, any of several optional
treatments should correct the defi-
ciency. You can use, a common gar-
den'fertilizer, such as 8-8-8, high
analysis fertilizer, such as 16-4-8,
or you can supply just the potassi-
u m by using a compound such as
potassium sulfate,.
If you decide to use a basic gar-
den fertilizer, apply it four times a
year at the rate ',of two to four,
pounds for every 100 square feet of
soil. A high analysis fertilizer also


Shawna Bond was the first to take
to the runway. After successfully
making opening height she contin-
ued until there were only four
vaulters left. She ended her compe-
tition at 9'6" and received a fourth
place ribbon. Mark Higgins com-
pleted his first meet of the season
by vaulting 12 feet.
Stephen waited out the compe-
tition until the bar went to 14 feet,
vaulted clean and won the event
with that one vault. He made histo-
ry by being the only pole-vaulter in
the 39 years of the Bob Hayes
Invitational to ever win his event for
three consecutive years. As the
crowd of several thousand cheered,
Gaddis asked that the bar be raised
to 15 feet. Once again he charged
down the runway and vaulted
clean.
In a ceremony after the event,
Bob Hayes' daughter presented
Gaddis with a first place trophy
and wished him luck in his pole
vaulting career. "It was .a day I
won't forget," he said, "I had a lot of
people praying for me."
The track team would like to
thank the continued support from
the community as well as
Commissioners Fox, Peters and
Barnes.


HF il
Gaddis accepts his first place
trophy from two of Bob Hayes'
daughter.


Lindsey Graduates
Basic Training
Air Force Airman Robert W.
Lindsey has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air,
Force Base, San Antonio, TX.
'During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization,, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate degree through
the Community College of the Air
Force. i '
He is the son of Valerie Lindsey
of Jeffrey Drive, Port St. Joe. He is
a 2001 graduate of Royal Palm
Beach High School. '


Gator Chomp Thank You All


from WHS
The. WHS Chapter of. the
National Honor Society (NHSJ held
its spring inductions Tuesday,
March 18. The following students
were inducted: Zach Barnes, Kody
Bidwell, Jenna Breman, Shelletta
,Fisher, Jade Gaskin, Britney Grice,
Nathan Grimes, Dottie Hall,
Geoffrey Helms, Brandy Little,
Courtney Martin, Jill Pippin,
Porsche Sandlin, and Courtney
Wood.
Being an NHS .member is an
honor which is ndt bestowed on
these candidates but rather earned
by them. They have gone through a
screening and been found to excel'
in the areas of Scholarship,
Service, Leadership and Character-
the four criteria for selection into
the NHS.
should be applied four times per
year. But, use only half as much-
one or two pounds per 100 square
feet. `
Experienced gardeners may
question the use of high analysis,
fertilizers. Theoretically, the high
nitrogen content in a high analysis
fertilizer could aggravate potassi-
um deficiency symptoms. However,
in the landscape, this rarely is a
problem. Most Florida .soils could
benefit from increased nitrogen.
So, it's, okay to use a high analysis
fertilizer to treat a potassium defi-
ciency.
I If you want to use a single
potassium compound, such as
potassium sulfate, apply it at a rate
that will supply the same amount
of potassium that's found in an 8-
8-8 fertilizer. This will come out to
about a half-pound of the mixture
for a 100 square foot area. Again,
four applications per year are rec-
ommended.
Remember, potassium defi-
ciency symptoms are easily con-
fused with other problems. And,
treating for lack of potassium when
the ailment actually results .from
some other nutrient .shortage will
only aggravate, the situation. So,
before you treat, have your soil
tested. If a potassium deficiency'
does exist, apply the proper fertiliz-
er or potassium compound, as
we've suggested.


Once again I find myself
searching for words -to express the
magnitude of. my. thanks and
appreciation for everything the res-
idents of this community have done
for me. My doctors have told me I
am truly blessed to have, such
friends because without their care;
concern and prayers I probably
would not be here today. My most
recent hospital stay has convinced
me again that this is the greatest
place on earth to live. Thank you
all.
-Harry Lee Smith

Football Team
Recognized at
Banquet
The 2002-03 Port St. Joe varsi-
ty football team gathered recently
for their annual banquet. Head
Coach John Palmer welcomed the
crowd and gave a brief suninar' of
the year. Cheerleader sponsors
Simona Beard and Cindy Phillips'
recognized their cheerleaders for all
of their hard work.
Coach Palmer presented each
player with a team scrapbook and a
varsity letter. Individual awards
went to Offensive Player of the year,
Randall Johnson; Defensive Player
of the year, Jake Owens; Spirit of
the Sharks, Eric Harris; Special
Team Player of the year, Stephen
Gaddis; and Team Captains, Brian'
Bizek, Brad Ray and Randy
Raffield.
Academic Gold Awards were
presented to Rachel Bixler, Kelly
Geoghagan, Zac Norris and Haley
Watford.
Academic Purple Awards went
to Susan Ellmer,. Becky Belin,
Melissa Nixon, Shanna Collier,
Haley York, Shanna Wekter, Anna
Tankersley, Alisha Barber, Kenny
McFarland, Zack Williams, Raye
Bailey, Branden Thomas, Jake
Owens, Justin Lyons, Ash Parker,
Stephen Gaddis, Megan Todd,
Ashton Larry, Steve Dykes, Vic
Hamilton, Josh Dailey, Nick
Reynolds, Randy Raffield, A.J.
Spires, Josh Kalama, Bennie Tiller,
Ryan Wood, Jordon Todd, Lindsey
Dimitrijevich, Cori Owens, Anna
McFarland, Teri Strain, Charla
Atkins and Raevyn Jefferson.


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Law Enforcement News
PSJ Police Beat-March 11, Amanda F. Powell, 20, of Wewahitchka,
was arrested for violating condition of court ordered probation.
March 12, George W. Petty, 33, of Mexico Beach was arrested for DUI,
possession of less than twenty grams of marijuana, possession of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia and refusal to sign citation.
March 16, Michael W. Vazquez, age 19, of Janesville, Wisconsin was
arrested for possession of more than twenty grams of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
March 16: Jason H. Koranda, 19, of Janesville, Wisconsin was arrest-
ed for possession of more than twenty grams of marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff's Beat-March 11: Dianne Knowles, 34, of Wewahitchka, vio-
lation pretrial release sale cocaine; George Petty, 33, of Mexico Beach, DUI,
possession marijuana possession cocaine; Kathryn Ouellette, 32,
Eastpoint, VOP-worthless checks; Jordan Bellflower, 18, of Port St. Joe,
possession marijuana.
March 15: David Russell, 19, of Tallahassee, possession marijuana
possession alcohol under 21; Gallery Johnson, 18, of Tallahassee, posses-
sion marijuana possession alcohol under 21.
March 16: Michael Vazquez, 19, of Jamesville, WI, possession marijua-
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session marijuana possession paraphernalia; Anthony Dumas, 48, of Port
St. Joe, DWLSR; William Linton, 54, of Wewahitchka, DUI.
March 17- James W. Johnson, 34, of Panama City, obscene phone
calls; .A-idrew Frasure. 27; of Port St. Joe, grand theft, James Fenn, 45, of
Port St Joe, child support, FTA DWLSR, domestic battery; Gary Scott
Adkinson, 35, Wewahitchka, child support.

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Sharks Win Two 1-Run Games


PORT ST. JOE 4, WEWAHITCHKA 3
The Port St. Joe Sharks
improved to 7-2 on the season with
Friday night's 4-3 victory over the
Wewahitchka Gators.
The Sharks took a 2-0 lead in
the top of the third inning, but the
Gators bounced back in the bottom
of the fifth to score three runs to
take a 3-2 lead. Port St. Joe
answered with two runs in the
sixth for the win.
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Travis Burge singles in the Sharks'
4-3 win over Wewahitchka
Brian Thomas (2-0) picked up
the win in relief for the Sharks. He
walked one and struck out four
batters in his 2 1/3 innings. Adam
Nixon allowed three runs on one
hit and six walks, while collecting'
10 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Will Strange gave up three
runs on four hits, two walks and
struck out five batters in 5 2/3
innings to take the loss for the
Gators. Jonathan Thomas allowed


Cheerleading

Tryouts at PSJ
Students interested in trying
out for the '2003-04 cheerleading
teams should sign up in the front
offices of Port St. Joe High School
or Port St. Joe Middle School and
pick up a health exam/parental
. permission form, between March
17 and 21 and March 31 and April
4. Students must be entering the
7th or 8th grades to tryout for mid-
dle school cheerleader, the 9th or
10th grades for junior varsity, and
the 11th or 12th grades to tryout
for varsity.
Students who participated in
school athletics for 2002-03 will
not need a new health exam until
August 2003. However, students
will need to obtain-a copy of their
current health exam and a
parental permission form.
The first day of practice will be
Monday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. in
the gym. At this time students
must bring a. completed health
exam/parental permission form,
and a report card from the 9 weeks
ended March 12. An overall 2.0
grade point average is required. ,
For practice, students are
asked to wear comfortable shorts,
t-shirt, and athletic shoes.
Tryouts will be Friday, April
18, at 10:00 a.m. in the gym.
I For more information, contact
Susan Ellmer, Becky Belin or
Simona Beard.


one run on two hits and struck out
one in his 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Randall Johnson led Port St.
Joe at the plate, gding 2 for 4 with
a pair of singles. Bobby Phillips
had a double while Zach Williams,
Brian Thomas, Travis Burge and
Kenny McFarland each singled.
Justin Barnes 'had the Gators'
only hit, an RBI single in the fifth
inning.
PSJ 002 002 0-4 6 1
WHS 000 0 0 0-3 1 1
WAKULLA 6, PORT ST. JOE 1
The Sharks dropped to 7-3 on
the season with Saturday's 6-1 loss
at Wakulla.
The War Eagles broke a 1-1 tie
in the bottom of the fourth inning
when they scored one run. They
added two runs in both the fifth,
and sixth innings.
Travis Burge (0-2) gave up six
runs, three earned, on eight hits
and one walk to record the loss. He
struck out four batters in 5 1/3


-innings. Stephen Besore allowed
one hit in 2/3 of an inning of relief.
Bobby Phillips led the Sharks'
at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a:
pair of singles. Chase Millender,
Kenny McFarland and Josh Dailey
each added a single. '
"We made some mental errors
on the bases and didn't hit the ball,
well," said head coach Chuck
Gannon.
PSJ 000 100 0 1 52
WHS 100 122 x-69 2
PORT ST. Jot 5, RUTHERFORDI4
Zach Williams drove in Steph-
en Besore with a triple in the bot-
tom of the sixth inning and then"
scored on an overthrown ball to lift
the Sharks to a 5-4 victory over vis-
iting Rutherford in Tuesday nights
game.
Port St. Joe (8-3) led 3-0 head-
ing into the top of the sixth before
Rutherford scored four runs off'
only one hit.
Brian Thomas (3-0) gave up
four runs on four hits while walk-',
ing four and hitting one batter. He,
also struck out four as he picked
up the win with 6 1/3 innings.


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Randall Johnson scors for the Sharks on a passed ball.



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Lady Sharks Split with

Liberty Co., Blountstown


LIBERTY COUNTY 9, PORT ST. JOE 7
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
led 7-2 heading into the top of the
sixth inning before Liberty County
rallied for one run in the sixth and
six in the seventh inning to defeat
the Lady Sharks 9-7 in Friday's
District 3-2A match-up..
Becky Belin (5-3) gave up five
earned runs on 10 hits. She walked
one and struck out seven to record
the loss for Port St. Joe (5-4, 1-1).
Melissa Nixon went 2 for 4 with
a pair of singles and an RBI to lead
the Lady Sharks at the plate.
Shanna Collier had a double while


Adam Nixon struck out two and
gave up one hit in 2/3 of an inning
to pick up the save.
Zach Williams had an RBI triple
while Randall Johnson, Chase
Millender, Adam Nixon, Brian
Thomas and Stephen Besore each
singled.
Port St. Joe will travel to
Liberty County on Thursday at 7:00
ET for a District 3-2A game. c, ,
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Alisha Barber and Jessica Sherrill
each had a single and an RBI.
Andrea Hernandez added a single.
"There is not any words in the
English language that can describe
that game," said head coach Jim
Belin. "We play well enough to win,
but we don't know how to finish it!
Right now, I don't know what to
do!"
LCHS 101 001 6 -9.10 3
PSJ 320 200 00-7 6 5
PORT ST. JOE 10, BLOUNTSTOWN 0
TUESDAY, MARCH 18TH
Becky- Belin and Danielle
Maxwell combined to pitch a no-hit


Anna Tankersley scores on a
passed ball in the Lady Sharks' 9-7
loss to Liberty Co.

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shutout as Port St. Joe defeated
Blountstown 10-0 in Tueesday
night's District 3-2A match-up.,
The Lady Sharks (6-4, 2-1)
jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two
runs in the top of the first inning
and one in the second. They added
three runs in the fourth and five 'in
the fifth inning to put the mercy
rule in effect.
Belin (6-3) struck out six and
walked one in four innings to' pick


' Shanna Collier slices safely'into sec-
ond for.a double.

up the win. Maxwell walked one
and struck out one in -an inning of
relief.
Anna Tankersley led the Lady
Sharks at the plate, going 3 for 4
with three singles and an RBI.
Belin had a double and two RBI.
Andrea .Hernandez had a single
and two RBI, and Shanna Collier,
Jessica Sherrill and Shanna Wester
each singled.
'We played pretty well," said
Coach Belin. 'We didn't have any
errors on defense, which usually
means a good game. I was very
pleased with the overall effort."
The Lady Sharks will :host
'Greensboro on Thursday at 6:00
ET iri a District 3-2A game. They
travel to Altha on Friday 'at -6:00
and to Wewahitchka on Monday for
a 7:30 game.


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March 27 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
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April 10 Greenwood Kentucky
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April 14 Florida High e Away 7 00
April 15 Vernon Away 6:30
April 17 Liberty County Away 6 00
April 22 Carrabelle Away 7:00
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WEWAHITCHKA 13, APALACHICOLA 0
The Wewahitchka Lady Gators
cruised to a 13-0 victory over
Apalachicola Thursday night in five
innings.
Judith Husband and Tiffany
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'We took advantage of poor
pitching and defense to win easily,"
said head coach Charles Fortner.
AHS 000 0 0 0 1 4
WHS 543 1x -13 7 0
WEWAHITCHKA 16, APALACHICOLA 0
THURSDAY, MARCH 13TH
The Lady Gators pounded out
10 hits and took advantage of eight
Apalachicola errors to defeat the
Lady Sharks 16-0 in the nightcap.
Wewahitchka improved to 7-0
on the season and to 4-0 in District
3-A play.
Tiffany Laird (1-0) struck out
two and gave up one hit to pick up
the win with three innings of work.
Brandi Sasser struck out two, while
allowing one hit and one walk in
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Sasser led the Lady Gators at
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Makayla Henderson. dch added a'
single and an RBI.
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WEWAHITCHKA 5, GERMANTOWN, TN 1
Dothan Tournament with a 5-1
victory over Germantown, TN.
Wewahitchka, ahead 1-0, broke
open the game with four runs in the
top of the sixth inning.
Judith Husband (7-0) gave up
one earned run on four hits and
struck out eight to pick up the win.
Brandi Sasser,, Britney Grice,
and Makayla Henderson each had a
single and an RBI while Laura
Husband, Lindsay Miller and Kayla
Rich each singled to lead the Lady.
Gators at the plate.
'We played really good," said
head coach Charles Fortner.
WHS 100 004 --5 6.0,
GHS 000 00 1 -1 4 1
WEWAHITCHKA 2; ASHFORD, AL 1
The Lady Gators broke a 1-1 tie
when they scored one run in the
bottom of the fourth inning -to
defeat Ashford, Ala., 2-1 in Dothan.
Judith Husband (8-0) struck
lout eight batters in 3 1/3 innings of
relief to pick up the wiIn. Starter
Tiffany Laird allowed 6ne earned


run on two hits, two walks and
struck out two batters in 3 2/3
innings.
-Britney Grice led Wewahitchka
offensively, going 2 for 3 with a pair
of singles. Judith Husband had a
single and an RBI while Kayla Rich
added a single.
"We did very little at the plate,"
said Fortner.
AHS 100 000 0-1 20
WHS 001 100 x -2 4 1
WEWAHITCHKA 1; COLLIERVILLE, TN 0
The 'Lady Gators scored one
run inl the second inning to defeat
Collierville, TN 1-0 in the Dothan
Tournament.
"Kayla Rich got the big hit (a
double) and scored on a ground ball


'-
*- -- -.-,

Kayla Rich went six for 13 at
the plate in the Dothan tourna-
ment.
by Makayla Henderson," .said
Coach Fortner. 'We had a good
game on defense, and Judith
pitched an excellent game."
Judith Husband (9-0) scat--
tered four hits and struck out three
in seven innings to pick up the win.
Kayla Rich had a double while
Ashley Smith, added a single to
account for all of the Lady Gator-s
offense. -
CHS 0 0 0 0 00 00-0 4 1,
WHS 0 10 000 x-1 2 0
WEWAHITCHKA 4, ASHFORD 1
The Lady Gators eliminated
Ashford, Ala., from the tourn-
ament when they rallied from a .1-0
deficit to score four runs in the top
of the seventh inning for a 4-1 vic-
tory.
"Brandi Sasser got the big hit, a
* two-out bases-loaded double in the
seventh inning," said Fortner. "This
was probably the worst game we
have played in a long time, and we
were fortunate to get the win."
Judith Husband (10-0) gave up
one earned run on one hit, four
.walks and struck out six in seven
innings to pick up the win.
Husband also, led the Lady
Gators at the plate, going, 2 for 4
with a pair of singles. Brandi
Sasser's double in the' seventh
drove in two runs and Britney Grice
added a single.
WHS 000 00.0 4-4 4 1
AHS 010 000 0-1 1 1
WEWAHITCHKA 5, COLLIERVILLE, TN 2
FRIDAY, MARCH 14TH
The Lady Gators defeated
Collierville, TN 5-2 in the champ-
ionship game to win their division


of the Dothan Tournament.
Judith Husband (11-0) had
another strong performance on the
mound, allowing just one earned
run on six hits. She struck out
,eight batters in seven innings.
Kayla Rich led the Lady Gators
(12-0) at the plate, going 3 for 4
with a double and an RBI. Judith
Husband was 2 for 4 with a pair of
singles. Brandi Sasser had a single
and two RBI and Britney Grice had
a single and an RBI. Lindsay Miller
doubled while Laura Husband and
Jade Gaskin each added a single.
"This was probably the best
played game of the year, and a good
'team' victory," said Fortner.
The Lady Gators will travel to
Carrabelle on Friday for a District
3-A double header at 5:00 and 6:30
CT and to North Florida Christian
on Saturday for a 1:00 game. They
host Port St. Joe on Monday at 6:30
ahd Mosley on Tuesday at 6:00.
WHS 000 131 0 -5 10 4
CHS 00 1 0 1 0 0"-2 6 1


Gators


Pick Up


3 Wins
The Wewahitchka Gators base-
ball team went 3-1 this week on the
diamond to improve to 7-4 overall
and 7-1 in District 3-A play.
The Gators played a double-
header against Apalachicola on
1Thursday and swept the Sharks 15-
3 and 10-0 in run-rule shortened
,games.
On Friday, Wewahitchka lost to
Port St. Joe 4-3 in Wewa. ,
The Gators then defeated R. F.
Munroe 4-3 Tuesday night.
"',Sorry, no other stats'were pro-
vided by 'press tim e. . I :, *,
R The Gators will travel to
Rickards on Thursday for a 5:00 CT
game before hosting Blountstown
on Friday at 6:00. The Gators will
play in the Bay Medical
Tournament Monday through
p Thursday.


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are jubilant
after win-
ning the
Dothan
tournament.


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March 22 North Florida Christian Away 1:00
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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 Chrishan Away 3 00
April 23 Chipley Home 4.00
April 24 Rutherford Home 6:00
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April 8 Aucilla Away 3:00
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Scholarship Trust Thanks


Golf Tourney Participants


The Gulf County Scholarship
Trust would like to thank everyone
who participated in the 2nd Annual
Gulf County Scholarship Program
Golf Tournament held on
Saturday, March 8. This event will
help fund the Gulf County
Scholarship Program which dis-
burses approximately $30,000 per
year in scholarships to students
attending postsecondary institil-
tions.
We especially want to thank St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club for
hosting the tournament and work-
ing with us to reschedule after
inclement weather cancelled the
March 1 date. Also, thanks to Mrs.
Elaine and her assistants for the
excellent hors d'oeuvres served at
the awards ceremony at the end of
the day. We extend a special thank
you to Key Club members Mark
Higgins and Tyler Weimorts for
helping with the tournament.
Thanks also go to the following
hole sponsors: Ace Hardware,
Boyer Signs, Capital City Bank,
Captain Black's ,Marine, Costin &
Costin Attorneys at Law, Dr. Frank
May, Duke Jones, Emerald Coast
Federal Credit Union, First Baptist


Church, Frank Seifert, CPA, GT
Com, Half Shells Seafood Market, &
Steam Bar, Hannon Insurance,
Lester's Appraisal Service, Michael
L. Hammond, Piggly Wiggly, Pitts'
Pharmacy, St. Joe Rent All, The
Star Publishing Company, The
Warriner's Port Inn, Triple B
Sports, Wewahitchka State Bank,
Wooten-Birmingham Construction.
Thanks to these businesses for
supplying prizes and for making
donations: Ard's Florist, Butler's
Restaurant, Buzzett's Drugs,
Cathey's Ace Hardware, Clayton
Wooten, Cooper's Cut and Style,
Cox's Transmission, David Rich's
IGA, Interiors, Etcetera, Larry's
Real Pit Barbecue, Shoreline
Styles, Sunset Coastal Grill, Peral
Hunter, Charlotte Pierce.
And thanks to the golfers: Pat
Patterson, Bill Ramsey, John
Aguras, Melissa Ramsey, Marty
Riley, David Riley, Chuck Worley,
Sissy Worley, Eric Schoelles, Mark
Schoelles, Eldon Schoelles, Buddy
McDougald, Tom Graney,
LaJuanna Graney, Donna Seifert,
Frank Seifert, Jackie Evans, Mark
Ellmer,. Kenny Woods, Ralph
Hobbs, George Skinner, Jim


How To Enjoy four Vocation
After you have decided where you will go and for how
long, follow these suggestions to insure having a better
vacation.
Visit your physician for a check-up and advice on which
medicines you must bring with you for any regular or emer-
gency need. At the same time get the important "Booster Shots,"
to make certain,you are protected against the serious catchable
diseases. Also, get a dental' check-up.
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can protect a child's teeth fo
many years.


Harrison, Ron Miller, Marvin
Shimfessell, J. J. Ray, Travis Ray,
Mike Fogle, Tom Knox, Kenneth
Weimorts, Billy Barlow.
Results of the tournament:
1st Place Team: Brian McCoy,
Bo,'Pearce, Becky Wood, Jack',
Wright-Score: 60.
2nd Place Team: Rick Bitner,-
Clay Smallwood, Joey Tarantino,;
Brent Vickery-Score: 61.
3rd Place Team: Don Bradley,
Wendell Campbell, Gary. Howze,
Roy Solomon-Score: 64.
Closest ,to the pin winners:
Gary Howze, Brian McCoy. Longest
drive winners: Gary Howze, Melissa
Ramsey. ,


Wewa

Commodity

Certification
Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipients
will take place on Wednesday,
March 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. CT at the Old Gulf County
Courthouse in Wewahitchka.
The Commodity Office in Room
303 of the 'Robert M. Moore
Administration Building at the'
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Please note that the next com-
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For more information call 229-
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Thanks Are Extended


I Our family would like to take,
this opportunity to thank the com-
passionate community of Port St.
Joe and Gulf County. You have
been wonderful to our family dur-
ing Royce's long illness.
An especial thanks to Gulf
County Transportation for their
assistance for providing trans-:
portation for medical visits. NHC'
Health Agency and their, nurses
Maye Fuze and Gail Blackmon pro-
vided professional care in a most,


Mistaken Identity,
or Identity Crisis?.
My name is David Christophr '
Rich, age 30, Wewahitchka, Fl. I
am also an unhappy Star customer
and reader at this time. The reason
I am writing you today is to let you
S know that it wasn't me. What you
ask? You know, in the police beat,
Where The Star publishes a list of
names, stories, and offenses in the
paper, that the sheriffs depart-
ment provides. Is this public infor-
mation, sure it is. Is it news, that is
debatable. I have a problem with
this and please allow me to
y explain.
Recently and not so recently
you may have seen a name in the
police beat similar to mine, btut not
-exact. A lot of people have simil'Ar
names and initials. Some may be
related and others may not. As the
county grows and becomes more
diverse with the influx of our new
and future neighbors, this problem
is bound to continue. The name I
am referring to is'David M. Rich Jr.
age 39 or otherwise known as
Mitch Rich. It has been listed sev-
eral ways in the paper, differently
each time'from the sheriffs depart-
ment and I wonder why. Yes, he is
my half brother because we have
the same father. Do we look alike
* No we do not. We are totally and
distinctly different individuals with
different career paths and goals. I
am against the police beat being
printed because it is nothing more
than a gossip column. Has the
police beat deterred any criminals
from breaking the law? You tell us,
the readers.
If they're going to continue to.,
print this in The Star, paper with
the names of people and their.
crimes, they should be requiired to
show a picture identification of
these criminals. This will help
innocent victims such as myself,
avoid the coffee shop gossip, table.
* I have been confused with this
other person every time., ft makes
me very angry as I try to explain to
people it wasn't me. With a similar
named and aged individual, these
problems are bound to continue.
Remember the Michael
Hammond saga/editorial? You
know Michael. the building inspec-
t tor/county employee. Similar
it problem, same name, similar age,
no relation, but two totally distinct
; different characters. One never.


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Great Success.
Special. thanks to all the busi-
nesses, vendors, and personal
donors who gave their time, money
and more and made the roast beef
dinner and silent auction for Gina
the Clown such a huge success..
Several thousand dollars was
raised, which will surely help this
family with medical bills and ongo-
ing treatment. It is great being a
part of such a giving community.
Everyone enjoyed the locals
singing and fun was had by all,
especially the last few minutes of
the silent auction, when everyone
wanted that special item, not car-
ing what the cost was. The roast
beef dinner was very tasty and
enjoyed by all; over 200 people
were fed. Thanks again to all who
worked the event and to all who
supported it.
-The Fish House Restaurant


compassionate manner.

We would like to thank our
countless friends and family mem-
bers who have kept us in their
thoughts and prayers. The floral
tributes and food were greatly
appreciated. Thanks to the Oak
Grove Assembly of God' ladies who
prepared food in our time of sor-
row.
The Family of
ROYCE BUTTS


had been in any trouble and is an
outstanding model citizen, the
other maybe he is improving him-
self.
Mr. Editor, I am a good law
abiding citizen as well as Michael,
both have been victimized by oth-
ers. We believe our names and rep-'
utations have been slandered to
different degrees. I also operate
Illustrious Charters out of the Port
St. Joe Marina (850) 899-DAVE or
3283. I know this didn't help my
business, when potential (now ex)
customers read this in the paper..
To be honest with you, I feel violat-
ed. No, I have been violated by the
sheriffs department's news releas-
es and the police beat. I am asking
the.' sheriff to quit sending the
police beat to The Star. I am also
asking you (Mr. Ed.) to refrain from
publishing the police beat indefi-
nitely.
An innocent violated victim,
customer, patron,
Captain David Christopher
Rich, B.S.

Are We Condemned
to Total Insecurity?
The forces of good over evil
makes great rhetoric but in fact,
who should be able to make critical
decisions that will effect the world
and not benefit a select few? The
United Nations should be what
united stands for, a coalition of
every nation with respect, for every-
one's view.
Amazingly we don't under-
stand why former friends and
allies Won't help us in time of crisis
when wereject their pleas to sign
on to help global warming and
other critical issues that require
everyone's participation. Haven't
we learned that, as you treat oth-
ers so will you be treated.
Are we condemned to total
insecurity or is it an attitude that
is perpetuated by our aggressive
behavior? We need to remember
that silence is 'not patriotism but
an act that requires others .to
speak for us.
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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL *Thursday, March 20. 2003 Page 1B



"Tom Sawyer Days" Bring Civic Pride to Mexico Beach


by Tim Croft
There was no whitewashing it.
Saturday was a day for showing off


civic pride in Mexico Beach.
While several dozen hearty
souls provided a new look for


Constance O'Barr, left, Dave O'Barr, center, and John Grantland, press
out sheet metal for the roof of the picnic gazebo.


Sunset Park, a stream of folks
traipsed through the Fire
Department to examine goods
donated for a "garage 'sale" to bene-
fit the volunteer fire department.
The work at Sunset Park com-
prised the third annual "Tom
Sawyer Day," a creation of Mayor
Kathy Kingsland.
An afficionado of Mark Twain,
Kingsland used Tom Sawyer,s
motivating the neighborhood kids
to whitewash his aunt's picket
fence as a touchstone for commu-
nity camaraderie.
In the past two years, volun-
teers, using donated materials,
have spruced up Canal Park and,
Municipal Park.
"It's a way for the citizens to get
out and put their signature on the
parks," Kinigsland said. "They (in
turn) have more respect for them.
"I had to find a way to improve
our parks at a low cost. Well, this is
at no cost." ,
Volunteers of all ages, literally,
came out and grabbed brushes and
hammers, painted benches and
railings and fixed roofs while
socializing during the morning.
Hambrick Construction and AK,
Contracting provided the materials,
particularly sheet metal for a new
roof for the picnic gazebo.
Chubby Chicken, The Vineyard
and Gulf Foods contributed food
and drinks to fuel burning engines.


While everyone was busy
sprucing up the city, a yard sale
was being held to benefit the
Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire
Department.


Like bees in a honeycomb, volunteers spruce up the picnic area with a few coats of teal and white paint, part of
giving Sunset Park a makeover.


"This has become such a great
program," Kingsland said. "This is
all about showing civic pride."
The picnic area and restrooms
got new roofs, while the wood walk-
ways, picnic tables and railings
were painted white and teal, the
city's adopted colors.
City staff is in discussions with
Home Depot for materials to build a
12-person gazebo on the opposite
side of the restrooms. from the pic-
nic area.
And there are plans to :con-
struct a ribbon curb with planters
to beautify a park that is aptly
'named for providing some of the
finest sunset-viewing in the city.
"This is important to the city,'
said Jenna Durden as she applied
a coat of teal to a wood railing.
When -the work was finished, a
sign was erected with the signa-
tures of all those who joined in
"Tom Sawyer Day" and a slogan,
"The spirit in our heads, the confi-
dence in our future and the back-
bone of our community."
David O'Barr of AK
Contracting, who with his wife
Constance, brought the sheet
metal for roofing gnd operated the
machine pressing out the roof
pieces, said the day was one he
looked forward to.
"I like Mexico Beach," O'Barr
said "I was born and raised here.,
I've done a lot of work here. I. like
the way they've taken care of it.


SMexico Beach has been good
to me. Any time-they 'have a: little
something like this going on, we


like to give something back."
Twain couldn't have said it any
better.


TyndallAFB to Host Gulf

Coast Salute 2003 Air Show


The United States Air Force's
aerial demonstration team, "The
Thunderbirds," will bring their
special brand of high-flying excite-
ment to Tyndall's "Gulf Coast
Salute '2003,"- Saturday and
Sunday, March 22 and 23.
The air show is open to the
public with free admission and
parking. Gates open at 8 a.m. both
days. Shuttle bus transportation
will be provided from the parking
area to the flightline. Security will
beemphasized: no pets, weapons,
glass bottles, backpacks or con-
tainers will be allowed and all
hand-carried items are subject to,
search.
Joining 'The Thunderbirds" in
the air show line-up will be sever-
al military demonstration teams
and civilian aerial shows. Invited
demonstration teams include: the
T-6, F-117, F-15C Tomcat, YAK
'Russian Warbird Demo Team, P-
51 and Zero from Dave Dacy
Airshows,, Inc.,; three-ume World:
Unlimited Aerobatics Champion


Nikolay Timofeev, and
AirshowUnlimited.com featuring
the Zlin 526, SP95 and Yak 55.
Not all of the Gulf Coast Salute
2003 activities will be in the air.
Numerous ground displays and
attractions will be available for the
young and old. Aircraft currently
slated to be on static di-'play
include: B-1, F-16, F-18, F-117,
QF-4, MiG-23, MiG-29, Tornado,.
KC-135, T-38C, AT-38, T-6II, T-
37, T-45, E-8 JSTARS, C-130, 0-
1, 0-2, hovercraft and of course
Tyrndall's primary aircraft the F-
15C.
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 mr-emorable one.
-To see how this year's Gulf
Coast Salute is shaping up, check
out the official, Website : at
r'www.gulfcoastsaJute homestead c
om or call 283-2983.


Volunteers young and mature participated in last Saturday's Tom
Sawyer Day in Mexico Beach. Jenna Durden, left, and Ruth McLaughlin,
right, pqint some wooden railing teal.



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Braxton of Chipley and Ms. Linda Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Taylor of
Taylor of Tallahassee announce the Tallahassee. The wedding is
engagement of their children, planned for April 5 at Saint
Ashleigh Erin Braxton and David Thomas Moore Co-Cathedral in
Francis Martin Taylor. Ashleigh is Tallahassee.
the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miss Braxton was a high honor
T. J. Braxton of Port Saint Joe and graduate of Chipley High School
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Ladies' Go for the Green Tourney


The Ladies Golf Association
held its "Go for the Green"
Tournament of Champions on
Tuesday and Thursday, March 11
and 13, which turned out to be
wonderfully sunny days for playing
golf.
A gross club champion and a
net club champion were .named
after the two days of play. Ina
Morbitzer was named the new
medalist champion with a total
gross score of 173 for the two days
of play. Minki Bischoff proved she
was indeed a champion by winning
the handicap trophy for the second
year with a net score of 138.
Both champions received new
golf bags, take home trophies, and
lovely pink roses.
Glenda Rosasco was named
the cutting champion with low
putts of 57 for the two day tourna-
ment.
The club trophy will be
engraved with the names of the
three champions.
Low net winners were (champi-
onship flight) 1st low net, Shin
Taunton with 144; 2nd low net,
Maureen Alldis with 145; and 3rd
low net, Ethel Bardsley with 147.
Low net winners (first flight)
were 1st low net, Norma Allgood
with 142; 2nd low net, Barbara
McQuinn with f49; and 3rd low
net, Geri McCarthy with 151.
Door prizes were awarded after
a wonderful luncheon of hot chick-
en salad with all the complements
and cold sherbet for dessert. The
theme was St. Patrick's Day, and
the decorations -were lively, com-
plete with Jots of shamrocks.
Pat Gearhart, Pat Anema and
the tournament committee put on
a. great tournament. The ladies
would like to thank the tourna-
ment .committee for provided
muffins; buns, juice and coffee.
Also thanks to David and Trish
Warriher for the lovely pink roses
and to everyone who worked so
hard on the tournament. It was a
wonderful day of fun. ,-
Sincere Thanks
We wish to express our sincere
thanks for the many .acts and
words of kindness and comfort
given to us at the passing of bur
loved one. Though our hearts are
saddened, we are rejoicing that her
long journey' is over and she is,
resting and at peace. ,
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Katie In Top 20 Nationwide
As the State of Florida Voice of Katie was in the top twenty of
Democracy essay contest winner, the fifty-six representatives and
Katie Geoghagan visited received a $2,000 scholarship in
Washington D.C. and the White addition to the all expense paid trip
House with the other fifty-six state to Washington D.C. and a Voice of
and -U.S. territory winners. Democracy Jacket.
She had ari exciting few days. The John C. Gainous VFW Post
She .had the opportunity to meet and its Ladies Auxiliary, which
President Buslf, and visit muse- sponsored Katie, are very proud of
urris; and monuments. She saw the r
changing of the guards at Arlington
National Cemetery, visited Mount Port St. Joe students in grades
Verrion, The Smithsonian and the 9 through 12 will have an opportu-
Botanical Gardens. She attended nity to win the Voice of Democracy
the- VFW banquets and visited The essay contest next year. The VFW
Wall;, the capitol city's veterans' will post details and information at
memorial, the high school in August.




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Port St. Joe High School has
once again been blessed with a
prodigy. No, Lisa Curry is not back,
but we do have someone just as
accomplished. Need her name be
uttered? Katie Geoghagan placed
in the top' twenty at the National
VFW Voice of Democracy contest.
She had the opportunity to tour the
* sights of Washington, D.C. and
meet. President Bush.
Congratulations, Katie, we are very
proud of you! In one week you
accomplished what many
Americans merely think about
whilst passing away their lives
watching the boob tube.
In other news, the Odyssey of
the Mind team will travel to
Monticello on Saturday, March 22,
fori the regional competition. Team
members this year are Tommy
Curry, Ashley McCalister, Maggy
Quaranta, Nick Hunter, Elizabeth
Kilbourn, and Katie Hoffman. Good
luck, OM!
While Katie Geoghagan was off
traipsing through D.C. meeting the
president and solving world
hunger, Mrs. Comforter's musical
theater class was hard at work. The
next production, "Cinderella" is
underway. This will be presented to
the ,community and. students dur-
ing.dhe last week of April. The cast
includes Danielle Barnes, Troy
Devoy, Ashley McCalister, Megan
Shiver, Tom Boone, Jeremy Couch,
and Michelle Perrin, along with
other theater students. This pro-
duction is sure to be a hit.
On a manlier note of St. Joe's
news. th'iweiding class i-also 6n-
working on its last nine weeks. Our
young welders have made great
progress toward gaining valuable
welding skills. Keg and barrel drum
* grills are still available. Place your
order and have a fine cooking
machine for summer.
Finally, this is the last time
that I write Shark Talk. Every arti-
cle that I submitted this year put
my senior year into perspective.
Time flies by, whether you're hav-
ing fun or not. It's hard to believe
that in a very short time my class

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Q P HIK NEWS
F ROM
1 PORT ST. JOE
----gE ,MENTARY SC H OO L
Early Dismissal-School will be dismissed at 11:35 on Friday, March
21. Have a great Spring Break. See you again on Monday, March 31.
Report cards will be sent home on Friday, March 21. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher conference, please call 227-1221.
Good Luck to our Odyssey of the Mind Team! They will participate in
Monticello for the regional competition on Saturday, March 22. Gold
cards will be distributed on Thursday, April 3.
Our box top collection campaign is coming to a close. Please send
General Mills box tops to school.

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Walker, (Ist.grade) Emily Shanahan, (4th grade) Cassie Tullis, (kindergarten)
Michael Collinsworth, (3rd grade) Mary Branch, (pre-k) Kayleigh Maxwell,
(2nd grade) Cassie Hayes.
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NJROTC News-
By: Cadet Ensign Maggy.
Quaranta
On Saturday, March 15, the
cadets of NJROTC were outside of
Advanced Auto Parts washing car
after car under the hot rays of the
sun or holding signs to lure pass-
ing cars. It proved to be a beautiful
clear day and perfect for the occa-.
sion. This fundraiser was a major
success in that the unit raised a
substantial amount of donations.
The cadets thank all those who
came to give and visit with the'
corps. Look for our next car wash
on April 12.
The hint of warm, sunny
weather is tantalizing to the cadets
of NJROTC. The feel of springtime
creates an anxious wait for spring'
break, which begins Saturday,
March 22 through Sunday, March
30.
The following day of returning
,to school after vacation on
Tuesday, April 1st, NJROTC will
host its annual military inspection.
At this event the NJROTC Area 7'
Manager will come to Port St. Joe
High School to evaluate the unit/
The cadets will have to wear uni-
forms and be part of a formal
inspection. The armed and
unarmed drill .teams will perform
practiced marching sequences.
The public is invited to the inspec-
tion/pass and review from 8:30
a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Weather per-


emitting, this assembly will be held
at the high school track field.
NJROTC Booster Club meeting
reminder: Thursday evening,
March 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the
NJROTC Room at thePSJ High
School. Until next time, anchors
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This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at City Hall for your review.
We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.
We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the
excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to
you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is ground water from 4 wells. The wells draw from
the Floridan and Surficial Aquifers. .
The excellent quality of our -water is due to the treatment process before we send the water to you the consumer. Before
your water comes to you it is aerated, lime softened, sand filtered and disinfected.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Larry McArdle at (850)-229-
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any of our regularly scheduled City Commission meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 P.M. 'in the
Commission meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.
The City of Port St. Joe routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State lau's, rules,
and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results four monitoringfor the period of Janu'ari
1, 2002 to December 31. 2002. As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain
contaminants to less often than once per year because the, concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary sig-
nificantly from year to year. Some of our data, though representative, are more than one year old.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've
provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set
as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there, is no known
or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.
"ND" means rot detected and indicates that the-substance, was not found by laboratory analysis.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l1)- one part by, weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pig/i) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water
sample.
TEST RESULTS TABLE


** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling'
noint. depending on the sampling frequencv.


Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level. Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Detected** Results Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N .... .
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/1) April 2002 N 0.7 N/A 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits :

Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Detected** Results Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm). April 2002 N 1.2 NA -,"' "i'-, 4 ""4 'Erosion'ofnatural ',si
,- ,.wh.ich. pomotes strong.
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
factories
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) April 2002 N 0.30 N/A 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; erosion of natural
deposits
Sodium (ppm) April 2002 N 17 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion,
leaching from soil
Contaminant and Dates of AL 90th No. of sampling MCLG AL Likely Source of Containination
Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites exceeding (Action .
Measurement (mo.yr.) Y/N Result 'the AL Level)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper(tap Aug 2001 N 0.55 0 of 20 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
water) (ppm) of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
Lead (tap water) Aug 2001 N 5,0 0 of 20 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems, erosion
(ppb) : of natural deposits
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals
and, in some cases, radioactivematerial,' and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from
human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:..
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,-
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining; or farming. .- -
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff
and residential uses. ...
(D) Organic chemical contanunants. including synthetic a~d volatile organic chemicals, which are by-prqdlucts of industriq
processes and petroleum production;,' and canr also come from gas stations. urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. i
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain cor-
taminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish lini-
its for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some con-
taminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More infor-
mation about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by. calling the Environmental Protectioh
Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.,
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.
Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons wh"
have undergone organ transplants, people with HIVIAIDS or other immune system disorders, some eld-
erly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice abo ut
drinking water from their health care providers. EPAICDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen th"
risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at the City of Port St. Joe work diligently to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers hetp
us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.
The City of Port St. Joe is committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions or concerns about the
information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.
Note: This report will not be mailed but is available upon request at City Hall.
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Port St. Joe Middle School News


News Column
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The spring dinner and auction
last Saturday was a great success,
and we thank all who participated.
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and our staff, and many friends
and parents who assisted.
We can not forget the help of
our auctioneer, Wade Clark, and
the merchants and services who
donated gifts for our auction.
As you know, Field Day was
canceled due to inclement weather.
It has been rescheduled for this
Friday, March 21, and this will be a
half-day for all students. The five-
year Kindergarten and all upper
students will compete in many
.activities, and lunch will be avail-
able for those who want to buy it.
Let's hope for sunshine this time,
because it will not be rescheduled
again.
Today, March 20, is the Wild
Adventures Christmas card sales
awards trip for students in fourth
grade and up, who sold ten items or
more. It is a special "out of school"
day and a reward to those who
worked hard back in September on
our Christmas card sale program.
On Wednesday, March 19,
Rusty Burch brought to school a
rollover and DUI demonstrator. This
was a demonstration for our stu-
dents and interested parents, and
we appreciate the police department
and Mr. Burch for the demonstra-
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COMPARING THE TRUE COST OF OBTAINING A HOME LOAN
By Carol Bell
Home buyers are often confused about where to begin in their search for a home loan. The
process is usually narrowed down to finding which institutions provide the lowest settlement costs,
but the different types of lending institutions and the variety of lending programs available can
make the search a slow, difficult experience.
Real estateisettlemenitostsare fe'bu years normally pay when purchasing a home such as
' legal .r-,'c.: proper, in-uraonce, mortgage loan financing and title services. In the past, con-
Sumers Iould hae o0 call ach lennd r request an estimate of their settlement costs and compare all .
'of the results to finl'V$1A lender offered the lowest total settlement costs.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, however, recently revised the Real Estate
Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) which now makes it easier for consumers to estimate various set-
tlement costs through computer loan origination programs. In this manner, consumers can access
a computer listing of various programs offered by lending institutions.
The computer search speeds the process of reviewing various programs and allows' partici-
I pants to arrange financing with the listed lender. Buyers using a computer loan origination pro-
gram.may be required to pay a fee for this service, but many buyers feel the convenience outweighs
jthe cost. Still, the new RESPA-changes require a real estate broker with a computer loan origina-
7 tion program to inform the buyer that the service is only an option and that non-listed lenders may
'offer lower rates or fees. -
The new Federal Regulations also permit real estate brokers to offer more comprehensive ser-
vices to home buyers byallowing brokers to enter into controlled business arrangements with other
companies associated with the home buying process. Real estate brokers were always "allowed to
refer buyers to lending institutions, title companies and escrow companies, but they.were not per-
mitted to accept compensation from those institutions for giving a referral. The RESPA changes now
-allow real estate brokers to enter into partnerships or actually open their own mortgage service
institutions. This allows brokers to provide virtual "one-stop shopping" by handling the entire set-
tlement process. ,
RESPA changes were made to help home buyers learn about and obtain mortgage services
anore conveniently. Since RESPA helps consumers to understand the process of home ownership, the
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by Warren Floyd
Hello and welcome to all my
readers out there. I will be complet-
ing the year's production of news
columns that keep you informed on
what's going, on at PSJ Middle
School. Contrary to the suggestion
of a previous writer, I do not have a
tendency to talk a lot and will keep
this column shorter than our
rather longwinded friend.
Lots of stuff happened this
week including field trips, ball
games and even report cards!. So,
let's get started!
As the nine weeks draws to a
close, many students at PSJ Middle
School count the days 'til the fun
begins. Yep, it's that time, Spring,
Break is just around the corner. A
whole week of fun, sun, rest and
relaxation on the beaches coming
soon to a kid near you. Maybe even
an exciting vacation is in the mix.
But before all you mothers of stu-
dents make your plans, keep in
mind that report cards, come out
Friday, the day before Spring
Break. Be ready to search your
child thoroughly for his or her
report card. Also, keep an eye out
for any malicious dogs that might
have eaten your child's report
card. This report card will be our
third out of four report cards and
will show the grades for the past
semester as well -as this nine
weeks. Remember that the' wheel
class grade for this nine weeks will
be a combination of your grades in'
the two wheel classes you attended.
But, for all you students out there,'
there is something other than
report cards to look forward to
Friday. School will be dismissed at
11:50 and no lunch will be served.
In sports news, the softball
team plays Carrabelle on
Wednesday. This will be their debut
game. I hope you win, ladies, you've
practiced hard. The Sharks' Middle
School boys' team also played
against Carter Paramore last'
Friday, winning by a large margin
in both the seventh and eighth
grade games. The boys' team has,
remained undefeated with 12 con-
secutive wins. How 'bout them;
Sharks! The middle school baseball
team will play the JV on Tuesday,
so be sure to get a seat. In our most
recent track meet, the team placed
8th out of all the competing teams.
Congratulations to Sam Elmer who,
had the highest pole vault height
for both middle and high school
teams. Also, I include a salute to
those faithful lifters (including the
Middle School's very own.Travis'
Daily) on the weightlifting team.
who participated ini thi' i-ecneh
weightlifting meet.
Saturday, a charity function'
was held at the Piggly Wiggly for the
Make A Wish Foundation, a foun-
dation that grants a terminally
diagnosed child one wish. Student
Government 'and Beta Clubs united
to bag groceries and collect tips for
the foundation. Thanks,- Mr.
Duren, for letting students take
over the' place for a day. All pro-
,ceeds were contributed to local
make A Wish Foundation efforts.
Also, Pennies for Patients, a drive
for money for leukemia patients, is
progressing -very well, with Mrs.
Bancroft's AA in the lead with an.
amazing $61.16. In a strong second
is Mr. White's AA with $34.86 and
in third is Mr. Garret's with $17.87.
This Monday, PSJMS students
attended a play on the holocaust in
Panama City. It was' a sad btit
excellent play. Our next field trip
will be in Tallahassee at a space
center with an IMAX theatre! It is
planned for all you early bird stu-,
Sdents out there because we have to
leave at 6:30 in the morning. We
will be allowed to 'work in the'
Challenger space station simulator
and watch a movie presentation on
space exploration. Something like
this sounds worth a little less shut-
eye. Be sure to be there!
In drawing to a close I would
like to thank Mrs. Witten for her
help and advice in my article and
my faithful friend Amy for duly


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reminding me to pick up the
announcements in the office. I
would also like to say sorry to my
friends for telling about, the report
cards that come out on Friday (I
had to guys). Finally, I would like to
say thank you readers for tuning in
to the column. "til next time, adios.


Do you recall your favorite dog-
eared tale about a far-away king-
dom or a backyard adventure?
Selecting great books for your child
,ill put him on the road to learn-
ing, build his vocabulary and object
recognition skills, spark his curios-
ity about the world, and create
wonderful memories.
Books for pre-readers help
develop a reading habit along with
skills like focus, ability to turn the
pages, and following text from left
to right. In order to capture your
child's attention, 'it's important to
select books that have engaging
illustrations and enjoyable, read-
aloud text.
For a baby or toddler, board
books constructed of sturdy card-
board and wipe-off plastic titles
make good choices. Choose books
that are small enough for little
' hands to manipulate. Don't become
*:'discouraged if the child sits with a
book for only a minute or two; keep
offering books and watch as the
attention span grows. Older tod-
dlers and .preschoolers can handle
paper pages, and will delight in larg-
er picture and lift-the-flap books
that invite them to lose themselves
in the story. Choose titles that you
feel comfortable allowing your child
to play with.
Books for babies and
preschoolers tend to focus on basic
concepts, like ABCs, feelings, or
friendship, as well as use repeti-
:t',tion,- phonics, and .other literacy
....tools to 'prepare him for reading.
Look for bold illu. tIratiOn isor phl to-
graphs with simple or no tex.\t
Books that contain pictures of
things familiar to your child will
make "reading" more enticing.,
Board books featuring other babies
oranimals are favorites as are tra-
ditional beloved characters. For
toddlers, try interactive -board
books or book-and-toy sets about
feelings and daily rituals. Your


choices should invite the child to
point, touch and talk about the pic-
tures. Also check for books that
sound like they'd be fun to read out
loud, such as nursery rhymes.
Add several traditional picture
books to your collection of baby
books. They should have eye-catch-
ing illustrations and rhythmic
and/or rhyming text that's fun to
read aloud. Try simple stories that


relate to your little one's experi-
ences, and make reading comfort-
able by choosing books starring a
favorite character. Try searching
for stories about characters with
the same age or first name to help
her relate to the story. Books that
invite interaction, like hunt-and-
finds, or scratch-and-sniff and
pop-up books will encourage your
child to become an active reader.


Gulf
County Health
| Department
Health Link

They're Ba-a-ack!
(Spring pollens are here again)
It's that time of year again; spring is in the air. And so is all
the pollen! I .,
Flowers are blooming and bees are-humming-taking that pollen all
over the place. It's a beautiful'time of year, unless you
have ALLERGIES!! 7
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever as i its u'uallh called, is
triggered by "allergens," substances like pollen and
molds. Many trees, grasses and %"ced hal\e mall, W
light,' and dry pollens that are eastl carried b' the K
wind and bees. You have probably\ all sccn cars and side- i
walks covered with yellow pollen trorm our pine trees
Allergies can sometimes lead to- chronic disease, like
asthma, so they should not be t.iklen ligli\. If se.i-
Ssonal allergies are making you miMcrablc, you hliould
consider seeing your doctor. Di SLiIutIon aInd
.Physician Assistant, Carolyn NIc(-ullagh .are ajall-
.able at the Port St. Joe clinic and Dr Seklion at
the Wewahitchka clinic of" the Gull Ciuint
Health Department to help \'oUit 't \oir aller-
gies.
In the meantime, here arc Iome su,,esuos._, 'o
[ help you lessen your exposure to seasonal alle'i-
gens:
1. Keep windows closed at inigl to keep pollen,
and molds out.
2. Use an air conditioner and delumidifier.
.3. Keep car windows closed hecn ura\cling I
4. Minimize outdoor acti irt\ duritm tnme of, hc h
pollen counts.
5. Mowing and raking tend to suir Lp pollen n id nild I,
so wear a paper mask when doing those tasks '
6. Take a shower after spending umc outdoors, tLO remn' c1
pollen and mold from your hair and skin.
7. Take your allergy, medications as prescribed A 'md :\cridos-
ing.
Great News!! Port St. Joe is a beaJi arca .and the beachL tends t[o
4a more pollefii ree'area. Spend sour ume neai thle be.ic
Do you suffer fiom alleqics?
Call the Port St. Joe clinic at (850) 227-1276 oi
the Wewahitchka clinic at (850) 639-2644 to
make an appointment with one of our"
health care professionals.


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Grocery Give-Away at Abe Springs,

Bread of Life Food Ministries First time recipients will need
will give groceries away on to bring some form of identifica-
Saturday, March 22, from 1:00 tion with name and address.
until 3::00 p.m. CST, at the Abe Groceries are free to anyone who
Springs Baptist Church, located wants to come.For more informa-
at 13913 SW CR 275 in Abe tion call, 674-1463 r 674-5880
Springs and leave a message.
Springs.


See The Pippins in Concert Sunday


The Pippins will be in con-
cert Sunday, March 23, at
7:00 pm at the First Baptist
Church in Port St. Joe.
The Pippins, from
Pensacola, is a captivating
group now appearing on the
horizon. The Pippins consists
'of Craig and Dianna Pippin
and Craig's brother, Kyle
Pippin. Craig Pippin, lead
vocalist and founder of the
group, is well known for his
singing and song writing abili-
ty. Before forming his own
group, Craig sang with several
acclaimed groups including
the Dixie Echoes, the
Bibletones, the Fann Brothers,
and Harmony Creek. Dianne
Cole Pippin began singing with-
Craig in January 1999. She
sang with groups such as the
New Touch Singers, Oak Level,
Evidence, and well-known
soloist, Karen Wheaton. She
plays the keyboard and does
most of the vocal arranging for
The Pippins.
Kyle. Pippin, ,brother to
Craig, began singing "at an
early age in Port St. Joe. In


The Pippins


1999, he recorded his, first
solo project, "Work of Heart" in
Navarre, at Coleman Studios.
Since that time, Kyle has trav-
eled doing solo ministry as
well as co-pastoring a church
in Wewahitchka, Kyle joined
with Craig arid Dianna In July
2002, to complete the .group.
The Pippins. The Pippins are
excited about, the future of
their group. They "have recent-
ly performed on Gospel Music
Televisions" 2002 World
Premier and will be singirig on
their Encore program in
November.
Craig, Dianna, and Kyle
offer audiences musical versa-
tility. and, diversity. They pro-
vide encouragement to listen-,
ers by performing quality,.
heart-felt music with an eter-
nal message. When stepping
on, stage. The Pippipns' main
purpose is to be effective mes-
,:sengers of God. .
; A love offering will be
,appreciated. .


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are.
Bern and Sam picturedl 3 month
old precious puppies (Sam' i's
Catahoula Cur);. Jetson, ; a 7
'month old male dog: Marcel. a
young golden retriever mix:
Dixie, a black shepherd female:
Rock, a one year old. male bea-
gle/walker mix: and Bullet, a
handsome one year old medium
sized mixed breed dog.
Georgeous black lab females
puppies. 3 months old: Harvey, a
5 month old tabby kitten:
Dominique. a white male lab.
already neutered with shots:


Ricky, a year old large, white lab
mix male; Buck, a black and
white bull dog: and Lester, a
grown, beautiful orange daf,
already neutered.
During February. 21, dogs
were adopted out. 1 dogs were
returned to owners and 30 were
euthanized: 21 cats were adopt-
ed out. none were returned to
owners, and 3 were euthanized.
For more Information. con-
tact the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1 103 or visit the
Humane Society's web site at
wwi'v.slbhumanesociety.org.


The Rev. Thomas Giido, 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 '
850-227-1417
Weekend Mass Schedule
4:00 pm Saturday (ET)
9:30 am Sunday (ET) 11:00 as Sunday,(CT)
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fridays
Come home to 'Healing the Body of Christ' IVednesdays 6:30 pm
Lenten Retreat Fr. Ron Simboli March 23-2b 6:00 pm


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev..Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
S 00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School a:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
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First Baptist Church
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
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Sunday School ...... .. .. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
S. Disciple Training ............ ... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship . .. ..... 7:00 pm,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM '7:49 am ET
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801 20th Street Port St. Joe
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor


229-6707


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


The Potter's House
"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 10:00 AM ........ ....... Worship Service
Sunday 6:00 PM . . . . Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM .. . . . Bible Study
i' --' Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
^ r o e (850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
SBroken spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mended


Homecoming atBeach Baptist


Homecoming will be held at
Beach ,Baptist. Chapel, 311,
Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach,
on Sunday, March 30.
Brother Howard Browning will
begin preaching at 11:00 a.m., fol-
lowed by church dinner.
Everyone who has ever attend-
ed 'or been a member bf' Beach
Baptist Chapel is'iri'.niled tu attend


The. church asks all who
.attend to bring a favorite dish and
share fellowship with them.
Thank You
We would like to thank all the
.emergency response people who
worked so valiantly, on our hus-
band and father.
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 311 Columbus Ste St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: Geheral Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
'Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evenling Worship.6 p.m. -
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.ni. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7p.m,
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man il ttrusieth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 'Home '769-8725


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S.... 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
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Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. enth
Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m. > Co.
Adult School ...........11 a.m.
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Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/


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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


Sunday School ........ 9:45 a.m
Morning Worship . ... 11:00 a.m.


(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans Robe
PASTOR (


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Methodist Youth,
Fellowship ... .... . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship . . 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.


:rt E.. Down's, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey'
Youth & Children's Director


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
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P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


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


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
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The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of.the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401 .
Sunday Bible Study ............ :. 9:00.a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ... ... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
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First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street *Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional.... .......................... 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m., CT
Co0ntemporary............ ......I................ ...... 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. TedkLovelace, Pastor NURSER PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

But those who hope in the Lord,
/ will renew their strength. They
K / ? will soar on wings like eagles...
\ Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Captial City Bank Building
a Sundays Bible Study at 9 a.m.
VWorship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome'
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us! (in members' homes)
Grace Baptist Church Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org


i"A PoPt of Victory"

First Churck of the ]Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School .................... 10 a.m. Give unto the Lord the glory
Sunday Morning Worship ............. 11 o.m. dIe +His name, worship the
Sunday Evening Worship ................ 6 p.m. Lord in the beauty of holiness.,
Wednesday Evening Service .............. 7 p.m. Psalm 29:2


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James E. Beatty
James "Jim" Edgar Beatty, 60,
of Wewahitchka, passed away
Tuesday, March 11. Jim has been
a resident of Wewahitchka for 48
years. He was a former tugboat
captain for 30 years. Mr. Beatty,
was a member of New Harvest
.Fellowship of Wewahitchka, and a
member of the Masonic Lodge of
Wewahitchka, and an avid horse-
man.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki
Beatty of Wewahitchka; four
daughters, Tammy Skiles, Patty
Cloud, Sabrina Gaskin, and her
husband, David, 'and Brandy
Martin arid her husband, Michael,
all of Wewahitchka; two sons, Tom
Beatty of Miami, and Doyle
Brodgon of Vidor, Texas; his father,
Tom Beatty of Jackson, Georgia;
three brothers, Larry Beatty of
'Tucson, Arizona, Danny Llewellyn
of Texas, and Dudley Balmer of
Indianapolis, Indiana; two 'sisters,
Nellie Stephens of Wewahitchka,
and the late, Katie Stripling of
Wewahitchka; and a very, special
aunt Nellie Wade of Wewahitchka;
eleven grandchildren and one great
grandchild. ,
Funeral services were conduct-
, ed, Friday, March 15, at 11:00 a.m.'
(EST) at Glad Tidings Assembly of
God in Wewahitchka with Brother
Claude McGill officiating.
Interment followed in the
Buckhorn Cemetery. Honorary
pallbearers were members of the
Tupelo Lodge #289. Active pall-
bearers were J.D. Green, Ray
Stripling, Jr., Buddy Parker, Billy
,Parker, Louie Flowers, and Algy
Wade.
Dennis Whitfield
Dennis W. Whitfield. 58. of Port
St. Joe, died on Saturda\. March
15. He was a native of Port St. Joe.
and served in the Army dunne the
Vietnam War. He ran a bait & tack-
le shop for several years and also
ran a produce stand. He is preced-
ed in death by his father. Joe
Whitfield, his mother Gladys
SWhitfield, one sister. Barbara
Blacka, one brother. Ray \\hitfield.
and one grandson. Nicholas
Hopper.
His survivors include his wtale
of 40 years, Lucille Whitfield of Port
St. Joe; his daughters. Melissa
Schell, Sherry,Hopper.,.and hus-
Lbandi-.' Scott, .and... Sheila
'-Blankenship and husband Bryan
of Port St. Jbe;' oie son, Tim
Whitfield of Panama City, and his


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Noonday Teaching Series



at St. James Episcopal


daughter, Melinda Stephens and
husband Robert of Port St. Joe; one
sister, Joann Shiver and husband
James (Boy) of Eastpoint; six
grandchildren; many nieces and
nephews; and one sister-in-law,
Kathy Whitfield of Port St. Joe.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m. ET at
Highland View Church of God in
Port St. Joe with the Rev. Tim
Bailey and- the Rev. Tracy Sanders
officiating. Interment followed in
Holly Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made to the
Cancer Society or to your church.
Steve Wood
Steve Wood, 53, of Highland
View, passed away Saturday,
March 15, at his home. He was a
lifelong resident of Highland View,
and worked for the Miller Chevron
" Agency. Steve enjoyed life and was
loved and will be missed by his
family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife of 34
years, Gwen Wood; one daughter,
Kim DeGraff and husband Tim; two
grandchildren, Jonathan Ross' and
Justin DeGraff; two step-grandchil-
dren, John DeGraff, Jr. and
Jonathan. DeGraff; his mother and
stepfather, Ola and Dan Griffin;
and four brothers, John Roland
Wood, Raymond Wood and Debra,.
Joe Griffin, and Manuel Griffin and
wife Trezia.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Cicero Wood, and two
brothers, Kenneth and Ricky Wood.
Funeral services were held at
2:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March
18, at The Highland View Church of
God, conducted by the Rev. Tim
Bailey. Interment followed in Holly
"Hill' Cemetery.


Derby Participants (Left to Right) Cory Walding 1st, Stephen Whitfield,
Ryan Walding 2nd, Cody Harrelson 3rd, Blake Harrelson and Royce Duncan


'Songs of America' Wewahitchka Scouting News


To Be Performed'

at Dixie Theatre
The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present the
Bay Area.Choral Society, under the
direction of -Dr. Tom 'Adams, in
"Songs of America," at the Dixie
'Theatre, Apalachicola, on Suinday,
March 23, at 4:00 p.m. The 'pio-
*gram will feature selections. from
'the musical "Oklahoma," and
'songs about American states and
cities, 'such as "Chattanooga Choo
'Choo," "The Yellow Rose of Texas,"
'"By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and
"Apalachicola."
In addition, to the chorus,
there will be solos, by Wesley-
Chesnut, Tamara Marsh, Gordon
Adkins, Cynthia Rhew, Royce
Hodge, Virginia Harrison, and
selections by the Baykeeper
Barber Shop Quartet.
Accompanist will be Bedford
Watkins.
The Ilse Newell Fund is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area
.Historical Society, a 501(c)3 edu-
cational incorporation in the state
of Florida. A $2.00 donation is
requested at the door for those not
holding season membership cards.'
For further information, call
(850)670-8088.

Community Sing
Howard .Creek Baptist Church
will host a community sing on
Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
ET.
Those who like to sing or just
hear good singing are encouraged
to come join in as the church wor-
ships the Lord in song. Any ques-
tions, call Earl.Peak at 229-6547.


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Wewahitchka Cub Scouts Pack
315 had the opportunity to go.
camping with a Scout troop from
Jacksonville for the annual Olustee
Festival and re-enactment. from
February 14 through 16. The
Olustee Battle was the largest Civil
War battle in Florida. Thousands of
re-enactors came from miles
around to participate in this histor-
Sical event. The bo3 s and their fam-
ilies camped out behind the actual
battlefield in the Olustee National
Forest, along with thousands of
other Scouts from the southeast:
Cub Scout Pack 315 had their
Pinewood Derby race on Saturday,
March S. They:had their own track
built. complete with electronic fin-
ish line and computer hook-up,
purchased thanks to community
support and donations. The boys
really had a great time and this
track will bring years of fun for the
future scouts in Wewa. The Scouts
all received prizes and awards :'as
well as a pizza party du ring the
races.
Results of the derby were: 1st
place, Cory Walding (Bear rank);
2nd place, Ryan Walding (Webelos
2 rank); 3rd place, Cody Harrelson
(Wolf rank)..
Other participants were:
Wolves Blake Harrelson and


Anthony Harrelson; Bear Stephen
Whitfield; and Webelos rank Randy
Hightower. Guest Scouts were
Dakota Ake from Callaway Pack
300, Webelos, and Royce Duncan
from Troop 315 in Wewa. The win-
ners will race in the district cham-
pionship race at the Tyndall Air
Show during the Scout Expo.
Upcoming events will keep the
Scouts busy. The pack will be sell-
ing coupqn tickets for $2 and will
'have many other fundraisers to
help cut the cost of attending
upcoming eventslike the District
Family Camp, a trip to the
Marianna Caverns, a trip to the
USS Alabama and many other day
trips.
The boys are very busy and
having .a ,great time in Scouts.
Scouting- is open to all boys in
.grades one through four. Anyone
interested in becoming a Scout and
having fun should contact Darlene
Ake at 639-2971. The Scouts will
Shave a back-to-school registration
"in late August when school starts.


I On Fridays 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 21, the Right
Reverend Jackson Biggers will be
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.
On Friday, March 28, Father
Joseph Knight, Rector of Trinity
Episcopal Church in Apalachicola,
will be the guest preacher. Before
his ordination to the priesthood in
1989, Father Knight directed eco-
nomic and! urban. planning agen-
cies in several Alabama communi-
ties. Prior to becoming Rector of
Trinity Church. Apalachicola in


Martha Reed Lenox
Martha "Kitty" Reed Lenox, 77,
of Port St. Joe, died Saturday,
March 15, after a lengthy illness.
She was a native of Grand Ridge,
Jackson County.
The service will be held
Saturday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m.
ET at New Bethel A.M.E. Church in
Port St. Joe with 'the lRev. Calvin
Griffin, Sr. officiating. Interment
will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
The viewing will be held Saturday
morning from 9:00 a.m. until time
of service.
She is survived by two' sons,
Kylar Hamilton, Jr. and wife,
Helen, and, Isaac Nicholson and
wife, Norma, of Port St. Joe; one
stepson, Walter Lenox, Jr. of
Apalachicola;' one sister, Annie
Lisa Taylor of Perry; one sister-in-
law, Clydell Lenox of Port St. Joe;
one brother-in-law J. D. Lenox of
North Carolina; 20 grandchildren;
a host of great-grandchildren;
nieces, nephews, other relatives
and sorrowing friends.


The American Legion has pre-
pared and is ready to file an ami-
e cus curiae brief with the U.S.
Supreme Court. The nation's
largest wartime veterans' organi-
zation, with 2.8 million members,
.will file the brief as soon as the
U.S. government appeals a federal
court's decision that reciting the
Pledge of Allegiance in .public
schools is unconstitutional
because of the words "under God."
The 9th Circuit Court of
Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2'-
1 in June 2002 that reciting the
Pledge in public schools is uncon-
stitutional and recently reaffirmed
its decision. Following the latest
decision, U.S. Attorney General
John Ashcroft said, "We will
defend the ability of Ariericans to
declare their patriotism through
the time-honored tradition of vol-
untarily reciting the Pledge."
"When the 9th Circuit Court
first ruled against the Pledge, The
American Legion promised it
would see this case all the way to
the Supreme Court," American
Legion National Contmander
Ronald F. Conley said. "We have
no intention of backing down now.
The right of students 'across
America to recite the Pledge of
Allegiance deserves to be protect-
ed. The American Legion will do
everything in its power to see that
right is,restored." ....
-.- Once the United States' files
'i an ppeal to the decision with the
Supreme Court, the Legion will file
its amicus curiae, or "friend of the
court" brief, as it did withthte 9th
Circuit Courtof Appeals. An ami-
cus curiae brief is filed by an indi-
vidual or group who is not. a party
to the litigation but believes that,
the court's decision may affect its
interest.
Ten amicus curiae briefs pre-
viously were filed to overturn the
9th Circuit Court's decision,
including one by the Legion on
Aug. 19. All 10 were denied.
The 9th District's ruling came
after Michael 'Newdow, an atheist
and father of an elementary school
girl, filed the case against the,
United States, Congress,
California and two school dis-
tricts. Newdow's -daughter lives
'with her mother, who has sole
custody of the young girl. The
daughter attends public school in
Elk Grove, CA, near Sacramento
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attends church. Newdow's com-
plaint alleged that, "his daughter
is injured when" she is compelled
to 'watch and listen as her state-
employed teacher in her state-run
school leads her classmates in a
ritual proclaiming that, there is a
God and that ours is one nation
under God."'
"Our national motto is 'In God
We Trust;' such a belief is a
bedrock principle of America and
is not an endorsement of any reli-
gion. The 9th'Circuit Court is sim-
ply wrong and the 4.0 million men
and women of The. American
Legion family will make their voic-
es heard to insure .that God is.not
expelled from the land," Conley,
said.
In 1954,' President Dwight, D.
Eisenhower signed legislation
inserting. "under God" after the
words "one nation." The American
Legion supported the addition.
"It's a shame that the Pledge of
Allegiance can be recited in any
other country but our own, thanks
to one wrongheaded decision by a
few men in black robes," Conley
said. "I am confident that our
Supreme Court will have the wis-
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2000,. Father Knight served as
Rector of Epiphany Church in
Leeds, Alabama from 1980.
All members of the community
are invited to the Lenten Sermon
Series and are welcome to join
them for lunch. The service and
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
information, contact the parish
office at 850-227-1845.

Musical Program,
Annual Men's Day
Celebration
The men of Victory Temple will
observe Annual Men's Day on
Sunday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m.
Elder Willis Raines will ,be guest
speaker.
On Saturday, March 22, at
7:30 p.m., there will be a musical
program, with various choirs.
Mount Calvary, Baptist Male
Chorus will host a mini-concert.
Pastor Gathers and the con-
gregation invite the community to
come out and join them as they
celebrate this .occasion.

Pastor Appreciation
Services Sat. Sun.
Members of Body of ,Christ
Church at 106 Harbor Street in
Port St. Joe cordially invite every-
one to attend Pastor Wilhelmina
Swanston Appreciation .Services.
Worship and praise begins on.
Saturday, March 22 at'7:30 p.m.
and coritinues on Sunday, March
23 at 11:00 a.m. Dinner will follow
the Sunday service at Washington
Improvement Group Center on
Peters Street.


In loving memory of
our dad and husband
Dennis Whitfield
We reflect on fond memories. All
the Friday night poker games
with buddies gone on before
him: Ken Hulburt,,Janet Lollie,
Silas Player, Robert Keel, James
K(Irk, Roy, Peak, Leon Pollack-
Steve Wood, Sally Redd and any
we may have forgotten; And for
"the last of the poker buddies
left," Roy Lollie and Raymond
Wood we love you! All the dog
track buddies including all of the
above plus two, Paul Sewell and
Ed Bond we love you too! There
were too many 5:00 a.m. "fish
baiting" days to count. So many
trips to haul bait to Georgia.
Countless business- ventures.
Ending with the one that made
him happiest his "fruit stand".
We are so proud to say his great-
est accomplishment in life will
follow him in death. He accepted
Jesus Christ as his Savior. The last
couple of years he spent serving
God. As did some of his former
"buddies".
We love you and miss you!
Lucille, Missy, Sherry,
Sheila, Tim and Mindy


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1997 Ford F150 XLT,
Extended Cab, loaded, one
owner. New condition.
$8950. 960-4464. ltc3/20

For Sale a 1972 Holiday
Rambler 5th wheel, ab. 35 ft.
Asking $2,000. Please call
229-1771 or 229-2596. itp3/2o

1999 Ford Expedition XLT, 4
door, AT, AC, V8, one owner,
low miles $11,950. 960-
4464. ltc3/20.

20002 Nissan Crew Cab .-
W6, 2 WD, 5 speed, power
everything, towing package,
locking bed cover, 15,000
miles, financing available,
$15,000. Call 850-653-1778.
2tp3/20

1996 Ford Ranger XLT Step
side. AT, AC, 50,000 miles,
one owner. $5950. 960-4464.
ltc3/20

1996 Toyota T-100, x-cab,
v6, automatic transmission,
cruise, tilt, cass, 89,000, pre-
mium pack, red, ex. Nada
book, $9i500. Sell $9,000
OBO. Call 648-8007. Itp3/2o

1998 Nissan Frontier AT, AC,
one owner, low. miles, new
'condition. $5950. 960-4464.
-tc3/20
White 1987 T-Bird, good
}shape, runs great, $4,8000..
Call 227-1670 or Cell 227'-
6746. 2tp3/20
1994 Ranger XLT, AT, AC,
V6, Extra Cleari. Must See.
$3950. 960-4464. ltc3/20

1989 GMC Safari Tow pack-
age, air, auto, AM/FM,
150,000 one owner, runs
good, $1,500. Call 227-1893.
2tp3/13

1990 Lincoln Town Car. 4
door, leather, loaded, extra
clean, dependable. Excellent
condition. $2600. 960-4464.
ltc3/20

For Sale By Owner: 2001
Ford Expedition, $19,750.
Call Kevin at 229-6161. 2,,a.,

1996 Nissan Pathfinder. 4
door, 5 speed, AC, one owner,
new condition. $6450. 960-
4464. ltc3/20

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

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



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







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

/ MINI-STORAGE \



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On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


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1997 Toyota Tacoma, 4X4, 5
speed, 4 cyl., AC, one owner,
new condition. Must See.
$6750. 960-4464. Itc3/20

1998 Cadillac Deville, leather
interior, excellent condition,
$13,000. Call 229-1233. :,10/





19. ft. Rinkin 9 H.P. Suzuki,
aluminum trailer, Bemani
top, boat motor cover, fish
finder, $3,500 or make offer.
Call 229-1965. 2tp3/20

16 ft. Carolina Skiff, 1989
Mercury 20 H.P., center con-
sole with tons of accessories,
$3,50Q. Call 850-653-1778.
2tp3/20

Like New Anchors: Danforth
12 H, high tensile steel, $135
New, $60; Delta Plpw,
Magnesium steel, 14 lb.,
$150 New, $60. For all boats
20'-30'. Call 647-8245. lip3/20

Trailer for 14' boat, $50. Call
850-827-2830. Itp3/20








Croft

Family

Childcare

Registered Home

Debbie Croft,
CDA

Safe,
e,. Healthy,
Learning
Environment
Loving, Family
Atmosphere
Nutritious Meals and Snacks

Now accepting
applications for
ages 2 and over

Call Now

for more

information

229-7708






White City Christian
Academy is NOW accepting
registration for K-2/K-3/K-
4/K-5 and ages 6-14 for
Summer Classes all spots are
limited. Registration will be
held at the School on March
19, 20 & 21, 2003 from 8:05
am until 4:30 pm.
Appointments will be taken
for after hours at 827-2621
with Ms. Duncan; ltc3/20





Furnished 1 bedroom apart-
ment at Beacon Hill, one
block to beach. Call 227-
7800. 2tc3/20

Boat Lift for rent, 1 year
lease. Call 864-229-7497
daytime. 4tp3/13

BEACH

STORAGE
Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach
SFor Rent
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port St; Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
"Availabl Now"
I1BR Handicap Unit
2 BR Apartments
Central heat and air On-site Management
Carpering Laundry facilities
Voice/TrY Access
(352) 472-3952


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
23/,,6 899-3665


Storage space wanted,
small or snow birds wishing
to share space at a local stor-
age-company. Call 227-7918.
4tp3/20

3 bedroom, 1 bath newly
remodeled home. 1307
Marvin Avenue, Port St. Joe,
all new appliances/kitchen,.
large laundry room, Florida
room, carport, large fenced
back yard, unfurnished, no
smoking, no pets, 1 year
lease, $700 month, $700
security deposit. Call 227-
1795 leave message if no
answer. Itc3/20

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.
2tp3/13

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

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
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. rirci
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.. Hoinmes fr.r Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850,648-5777 for
more info. tfc3/6

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

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

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

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. tra/i3
You could reach
12,000 readers
with this ad for as
little as $3.75
Call 227-1278


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

Downtown

Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.cpm


Complete set of white kitchen Moving
cabinets including bar, large Mexico
pantry & etched glass, door.' Sat, Ma
Call 850-385-9372 for more pm Cer
details. Itp3/20 12:00-.

Small La-Z-Boy sofa with flo0
ral tapestry print in rich Garage
tones, $300 great condition; Leon S
Round glass coffee table;.., Fri., ME
$50; Space saver pro form 9- pm, S5
30 electronic pull resistance -noon.
exercise machine, 475. Call teen '
22771795. Itc3/20 books,
items.
Refrigerator for sale, good
working order, 435. Call 229- Yard
5461 or 899-9876. ltp3/20 Ave., F
: 23, 8:1
Ethan Allen dining room, 48" clothes
petal table, 2 leafs, 4 chairs,
buffet, $1,800. Call 850-229-
8505. To see photo email Rummn
clgizeski@yahoo.com. 4tp3/6 Street,
March
Bedroom furniture, solid Misc. it
walnut, queen size bed with
mattresses, chest, dresser Back
with mirror, 2 side tables, Siesta,
$675. Call 229-1233. 3tp3/6 March
Some c
For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. tfc3/6 Movin
knick-
Used furniture for sale. lamps,
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310 pine b
4th St., PSJ fc3/6 figures
All mu
Unfinished Furniture @ Marsh:
REEVES look be
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call ohnR Reeves at 229.6374
..i


Garage Sale: 8112 Coquina
Drive, Sea Shores,. Sat.,
March 22, 8:30 *till. Boat
motor, smoker, odds & ends ..
Rain Cancels to next Sat.,,
March 29. ltp3/20,

Inside Moving Sale: 2802c
Hwy. 98 'Corner 9A & 28th'
Street); Mexico Beacht,' RI.,
Sat. & Sun, March'21, 22,&
23, 8:00 am-2:00 pm each'
day. Sofa, chairs, end tables,
bedroom suites, TV, VCRs,
old electric stove, new apart-
ment size gas stove, 2 refrig-
erators, baby bed, toys,.
books, linens and All kinds of
miscellaneous. Rain or
Shine. ltp3/20.

3 Family Garage Sale: 108
Hunter Circle, ,Sat., March
22, 8:00 am till? Something
for everyone. Come Look. "I
ltp3.20

Yard Sale: 521 4th Street,'
Sat., March 22, Only, 8:00
am to 12:00. Lots of stuff. '-I
ltp3/20",


g Sale: 37th Street ini
Beach at the Pier,
arch 22, 8:00 am-4:00
ntral, Sun., March 23,
3:00. Bargains Galore!
ltp3/20

Sale: 238 Ponce de
Street, St. Joe Beach,
arch 21, 8:00 pm-5:00
iat., March 22, 8:00'am
Clothing all sizes,
to adult, furniture,
van, lots of misc.,
Call 647-5694. 11p3/20

Sale: 2431 Oak Grove
ri..& Sat., March 21 &
00 till? .Lots of baby
(girls). Rain or Shine.
ltp3/20

age Sale: 230 Pineda
St. Joe Beach, Sat.,
22, 8:00 am-l:00 pm.-
tems.' ltp3/20

Porch Sale: 425 La
Mexico Beach, Sat.,.
22, 8:00 am-1:00 pm.
crafts, lots of goodies.
ltp3/20

g Sale: Furniture,
knacks, book cases,
complete unfinished
bedding group, indian
, dolphins & pictures.
pst go. Call 227-9047,
a for appointment to
before anyone else. 4,,w/,


Full Time/Part
cashier. Apply betwe
am & 4:00 pm, I.
Friday at 4975 Ca
Blas Road.

Caroline's River
needs cooks for all
Please apply in person
Water Street, Apalacl

Boss Oyster 'Dining
cooks ,for,,1 shifts
apply in person at 12
Street, Apalachicola.

Subway; is Hiring
Supervisor, experie
will train resp
dependable, mature
ual. Must be a
evenings, weekend.
hiring other part tin
See Ryan or Rodney
3:00-5:00 pm.
Monument Blvd., F
Joe.

Office Manager posi
growing company.
AR/AP & Quick Boc
ferred. General office
Contact Coastal Di
Landscape at 229-i
fax resume to 229-29


Many companies ai down.-si/ing, 1l
ing off, reducingstaff. Not us. We're gro

ing. We need hard working people who wa

to earn more following our successful plar
Our insurance sales reps average

about $40K after jusi tile first year. There
oni-thejob training health insurance, den

401K, and a retirement plan. Plus, the foil

are just plain friendly. Let's talk. No obli

tion. Strictly confidential. Call us.who w


Jim Parham 8'50-647-316

George Perett 850-763-66u



Liberty National A#
Our e Insurancees rempanyverage

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Time
Sen 8:00
londay-


Graphic Design /
Typesetting Production.
Eicellenti ComipLier :.ind lan-
guage skills required (prefer-
able with. Mac's).
Considerations Include expe-
rience in Quark, Photo Shop,
Freehand and Illustrator.
Newspaper and/or print, pro-
duction experience a ,plus.
Send resume to: The Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
drop off at 209 Reid Ave.',
Port St. Joe, fc3/20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Class Title:
DENTAL ASSISTANT,
Class Code: 5632
Position Number: 995632
Closing Date: 03/31/2003
Location: GULF,
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$18,754.43 to $46,886.06
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: (850)227-1276, x 131
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action
Employer.
Special Notes: *PENDING
APPROVAL/TWO POSITIONS
*ONE BASED IN PORT ST.
JOE AND ON,. BASED IN
WEWAHITCHKA. THE
INCUMBENT WILL BE
HIRED AT THE BASE OF
SALARY RANGE. CERTIFIED
DENTAL ASSISTANT OR
EXPANDED FUNCTIONS.
FINGERPRINTING & EMER-
GENCY DUTIES REQUIRED.
ltc3/20


ltc3/20 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Dinin HUMAN SERVICES
Dining
shifts. Broadband Level:
n at 123 SOCIAL & HUMAN SERVICE
hicold. ASSISTANTS LI
Itc3/20 Broadband Code: 21-1093-1
SPay Band: 02
g needs Class Title:
Please FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
3 Water Clas Code:'5703 '*'
Itc3/20 Position Number: 986313
Closing Date: 03/27/2003
gI Shift .Location: GULF
nced -or County: GULF
ionsible, Annual Salary Range:
individ- $17,205.65 to $43,014.13
available Contact Person:
s. Also GWEN ALLEN,
me help. GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
between 2475 GARRISON AVENUE
101 PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Port St. Phone: (850)227-1276, X 131
2tp3/20 Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
ition for An Equal' Opportunity
Exp. in /Affirmative Action Employer
oks pre- Special Notes:. READVER-
e duties. TISEMENT **PENDING
design & APPROVAL** FINGERPRINT-
8880 or ING AND EMERGENCY
990. tfrc3/6 DUTIES REQUIRED. TWO
YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
- SOCIAL WORK OR RELATED
FIELD, PREFERRED WORK-
ING WITH YOUNG MOTH-
S ERS. PREVIOUS APPLI-
CANTS WILL BE CONSID-
,^. ERED. BIWEEKLY SALARY
| ; : $813.79.
'-:..." '" This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position.
You may submit a hard copy
of your application to the
address indicated in the
announcement. ltc3/20

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Class Title:
HEALTH SUPPORT TECHNI-
CIAN
Class Code: 5518
Position Number: 986395
Closing Date: 03/28/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$17,205.65 to $43,014.13
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
ay, GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
w PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: (850)227-1276
ant Announcement Type:
Open Competitive
p Opportunity
S An Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action
Employer.
C'S Special Notes: *PENDING
APPROVAL* FINGERPRINT-
tal, ING AND EMERGENCY
DUTIES REQUIRED POSI-
ks TION ASSIGNED'TO PORT
ST. JOE LOCATION.
ga- SELECTED APPLICANT WILL
BEGIN AT BASE OF SALARY
RANGE.
This Agency is.not accepting
electronic applications for
))0 this position.
You may submit a hard copy
29 of your application to the
address indicated in the
announcement, ltc3/20

Laborers need for
Landscaping crew. Drug
Free Workplace. Apply in per-
son @ Coastal Design &
R-22 Landscape, 2492 Bayview
2c3/20 Drive. Highland View. tfc3/6


I


Customer Service, Stocking
'inventory, answering phones
and other miscellaneous
office related duties. Person
with computer skills and"
working knowledge ofoffice
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

Sales Local manufacturer
seeking profit oriented, moti-
vated individuals for inside
sales. People skills, organiza-
tional skills & self discipline,
a must. Sales experience, a
plus. Weekly base plus gen-
erous commission. Will ser-
vice existing accounts and
develop new sales territories.
No travel, necessary. Full
time .only. Mail resume to
P.O. Box 373, Port St. Joe, FL
32457 or call 850-227-2057
for appointment. 4tc3/20

Kerigan Marketing seeks
General Assistant. Growing
advertising firm needs
Executive Assistant/Book
keeper reporting to
President. Kerigan Marketing
Associates, is a dynamic
agency capturing the resort
realty, golf and financial ser-
vices market across the Gulf
South. New Mexico Beach
office offers fast-paced
opportunity with an unbeat-
able waterfront view.
Applicants must be proficient
In MS Word and Quickbooks,
able to learn/use Excel and
Powerpoint. Good communi-
cation skills a must. No ben-
efits initially and approx. 32
hours/wk but would grow
with your skill level.
Christian ,. environment.
Resumes received via e-mail
only at
jackikengarimarketirng.com n
2tc3..'20

North Florida Child
Development, Inc. Job
Opening# 104, Child
Development & Disabilities
S.p e c i a 1-is t / Ar ea
Coordinator. ; |Lca4 '
WVewahatchK-a FL. .To apply
professional expertise in the
fields of Child Development
and Disabilities for Head
Start and Early Head Start
programs in Gulf, Calhoun,
Liberty, Wakulla and
Madison Counties.
Responsible for site monitor-
ing, training, agency collabo-
ration, curriculum, out-
comes, disabilities, policy
and procedures and tracking
of services in all, program
and counties served by
NFCD, Inc. Minimum of
Bachelor's degree in Child
Development or Early Child
Education and three years of
professional experience in
the speciality areas of child
development, early child edu-
cation and/or disabilities.
Must be multi-tasked and'
able to travel. Send resumes
to NFCD, Inc. Human
Resource Dept., P.O. Box 38,
Wewahtichka, FL 32465 or
sebrina@headstartnf.org or
fax 850-639-4173.
DFWP/MF/8-5/EOE.
Closing: April 11, 2003. 1
3tc3/20

The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for
an' experienced Utility
Billing Clerk and Office
Clerk. Utility Billing Clerk -
f/t: Responsibilities include
computer skills, answering
and redirecting incoming
calls, maintaining utility
accounts, overseeing daily
balancing of credits, adjust-
ments and miscellaneous
charges.
Office Clerk p/t to f/t:
Responsibilities include com-
puter skills, answering and
redirecting incoming calls,
assisting with taking of min-
utes at public meetings,
organizing public docu-
ments, assisting Public
Works Director, maintaining
Planning & Zoning docu-
ments, permit fees and relat-
ed, documents. Applicants
must be well organized, pro-
fessional, able to handle
multiple tasks and able to
resolve problems on own ini-
tiative. Experience and refer-
ences will be verified. The
City of Mexico Beach offers a
full benefit package for f/t.
Applications available at
Mexico Beach City Hall, 118
N. 14th Street, Mexico '
Beach, Florida and/or sub-
mit resume to City of Mexico
Beach, P.O. Box 13425,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410.
Phone: 850-648-5700 EOE/
Drug Free Workplace. i ../ao

Wanted Retired man who
would like to work 2 to 4
hours a day, 3 or 4 days a
week. Call 647-3834. naso

Need sub-carrier for deliv-
ery of newspaper. Call
Shirley at 227-7759 or 899-
2742. 3tp3/20


Part Time Type Setter.
Good language skIll .:'n .
puter ; knowledge. Send
resume to P.O. Box 309, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457 or pick up
application 'at The Star
Publishing Company, .209'.
Reid Ave. tfc3/13'

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

Accounts Payable Clerk -
Extremely busy office has
immediate opening for a tal-
ented, versatile professional
able to handle many tasks, at
once. Accuracy, speed, flexi-
'bility 'and computer experi-
ence required. Company
offers excellent pay, health
insurance, 401(k) and vaca,7,-
tion.., Apply in person.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, z
134 S. East Avenue, Panama .,
City, FL 32401. 2tc3/20 -

St. Joe Rent-All, 706 ,1st
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., for
the following position:
Staff Assistant Planning
/Building Department.
Applicants must possess
excellent clerical skills, work
well with the public and be,
computer literate.
Applications are available at
the Gulf County Commission
'Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
-Blvd., Sr., Room 302, Port'SL.
Joe, Florida 32456, 850-22-
6106 Monday, through
Friday, 8:00,a.m.-5:00 p.m.,
E.T. or on the county's web-
site at www.gtilfcountygov-
ernment.com. All applicants
must have a valid Florida's
Drivers License, high school,'
diploma or equivalent 'and l1e.-
I f, ea.rs old \l.,"'i, ii ,up .
carnisimusit tLake ajd Aidt
3asc cdiuicatuon rest as part
of the application .process.
This notice was not adver-
tised for two consecutive
weeks as noted in the ad for
February 13, 2003, so any,
applications received prior io.
Friday, February 28, 200.3
will be kept on file a-rd,
included with any additional
applications received until
Friday, March 28. 2003 Gulf
County enforces a Druc-Free
Workplace Policy anjd is an
Equal Opportur-uty
/Affirmative Act ive
Employer.
/s/ Jerry Baines, Chairman ,;
Attest:/s/Douglas C:
Birmingham, Clerk
2tc3/13

Bread Routes: Established.
Bread Routes open in the
Port St. Joe area. Looking for.
motivated individuals with,
good work ethic: Clean dri-.
ving record and good credit
required. Will train. $500-
$700 weekly. Fax resume' .t.'
229-226-2351 EOE 2ic3/13

Air,. Conditioning ;&i
Electrical help wanted. Call
Garry Gaddis at 648-5474.. -
tfc3/.13;,

Bus Driver, Needed -
Beginning Monday, April 7,
Gulf County Schools will be
offering a 40 hour school bus
training course for those
interested in part time or full
time .employment. Part time.
employment consists of being,
a substitute bus driver dur-
ing the school year. Possible
full time positions as a regu-
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 Courlty
School System will be con-
sidered for these positions. If
interested please call the
transportation office at 227-
1744. 3tc3/13

Reservationist/Receptioni
st desired for busy vacation
rental office. Basic comput-
er skills and pleasant per-
sonality are required. Please
call 227-2000 in advance for
appointment or fax resume.
to 227-1104. 2rc3.'13

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 Stark
PO Box 308, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. Include address. ,
l)phone and email address for
response, tfr3/6


















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

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

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

Now taking applications for
seasonal and full time posi-
tion. All positions available.
Good pay and benefits to
motivated persons. Apply at
The Fish House Restaurant.
tfc3/6

NOW HIRING
Enthusiastic, Dedicated
and Team Oriented
OTR, COTA and SPEECH
Therapist
For Progressive
and Growing In-house
Rehab TEAM
Full-time or Part-time
Competitive Salary
Bay St. Joseph Care and
SRehabilitation Center
Please call Steve Kloss (561)
627-0664 ext. 151
Fax Resume to
(561) 799-7982
Or email Resume to
SKLOS@HQMMal.com
tfc3/6

seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
ApLicanrhs must hat e vahld'
FL drivers license Apply "at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc3/6

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


FOUND: Brown & white Jack
Russell Terrier on. Hwy 386
near 15th Street, Mexico
Beach. Call 648-3796. ip3/20o

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




I II)


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:OC
p.m. EST. 2tc3/13

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
I Applications being taken in
the following areas:
CNA's
(FT-Fr-PRN) All Shifts
LPN
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)
RN
(PT Nights-Th/F/S)





A-1 QUALI

DOCKS &
BOARDWALKS
Vinyl Wood
BOATLIFTS
Aluminum Stainless Steel

OUR DOCKS SURVIVED
THE STORMS


Call: Larry Joe


Dietary Aides/Cooks
(FT-PT)
Housekeeping Needs
Apply in person to:
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
, We also offer an
Excellent Benefit Package
tfc3/6








2 formal/prom dresses, size
10 & 12, purchased in last 3
years. One never worn. Call
229-6242. ltp3/20

Tomato/Pepper Plants in
Wewahitchka. Go past IGA
and Ambulance Building on
West River Road to vegetable
sign. Call 639-2885.2tp3/20

Ladies like new 5 speed bike,
needs tube, $50; Exercise
bike, 415; Boat trailer for 14
ft., $50. Call 850-827-2830.
ltp3/20

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, $40. Call 850-648-
2240. 2tp3/13

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,
Wewahitchka, 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
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfc3/6







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

UPGRADEE 'YOUR OLD
HOME itJ-, a new hurricanee
zont 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. ,oia/

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 @ 522-9303. 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, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
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 or 527-1463.
tfc3/6

NEW ZONE HI DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfc3/6'


Due to change in family cir-
cumstances, home urgently


needed for very friendly
Border Collie/German
Shephered, age 6. Spay,
loves children, has shots.
Call 229-5461 or 899-9876.
ltp3/20

2 FREE BLACK FEMALE
MOSTLY LAB PUPPIES 7
weeks old, black. Call 227-
7798 or 774-0931 if interest-
ed. If no answer please leave
a message and we will return
your call. tfe3/20







HOUSE ONLY FOR' SALE
(BUYER PAYS TO MOVE)
"Old Florida-Style" frame
house. Original wood floors,
walls, windows, 3 bedroom, 1
bath, asking $25,000. Owner
has quotes for moving house.
Call 227-1,388. 2tc3/20

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.
Call 227-1388. 2tp3/20

Cape San Bias Townhouse,
$195,000. New construction,
no flood zone, 2 bedroom, 2
bath/loft, bay view, beach
access. Broker/Owner, call
850-893-1887. 4tp3/20

For Sale By Owner: 4 bed-
room, 1 bath, well kept older
home in quite neighborhood.
133 Bellamy Circle, $99,500.
.Call 229-8573. 4tp3/20

Owner accepting offers now
for 3 bedroom, 2 bath house
with -duplex on same lot.
Excellent rental history, 3
blocks from bay. Available.
July 1st, $229,000. Call 229-
1340. tfc3/20

For Sale Going .into
Retirement Home, 4 bed-
room, 2 bath home complete-
ly remolded in 2001, double
lot, large storage building,
216 Joe Ave., White City,
$105,000. Call 827-2699.
3tp3/20

House For Sale: Approx
1700 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2
bath, sunroom, 2 blocks
from Bay. Call 227-1593.
2tp3/13,-

Home for Sale 3 bedroom,
1 bath, large kitchen, den,
521 7th Street, Port St. Joe.
Double lot. $130,000.'.00.
Call 850-2291-1711 -or- ,2i7-'
1110 tfc 13

Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 4tp3/l3

Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Investment & Residential
Property
Joan Lovelace,
Broker/Associate
850-648-5767 ext. 106
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfc3/6

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

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

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

For Sale By Owner: 6 acres,
3 bedroom, 2 bath brick
home with fireplace, in
ground pool, beautiful trees,
$162,900. Call 850-639-
3924 for appointment. 4tip3/6


A & B AI IF IWO K


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
with full bath and shelving
below. Dhrlene, 850-229-
6167, 850-229-2519, 678-
300-1275. 4tp3/13







HOMEMADE GOURMET
"Bringing Families Back
to the Dinner Table"
To schedule a home show,
order mixes or find out about
the business opportunity.
Contact Teri Nichols,
Independent Distributor,
850-639-3218 dogthedeer@
outdrs.net. 2tp3/20

Need a Housekeeper?
Weekly or bi weekly. Call
227-9845 ask for Teresa, ref-
erences upon request. ltp3/20

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

Need. your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependable! Can provide ref-
erences. 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 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF A 1983'
GMC PICKUP TRUCK, VIN:
1ITBS14B4D251717
NOTICE Of ACTION
To: Margaret Dean, ht.-er~.i 'n -xr,"
address was 114 E.-Lakeview Drive;
Wewahitchka. 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 Splva. 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 or before April 7th,
2003. and file the original' with the
clerk of this court either before service
on plaintiffs attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint or Petition.
Dated: February-28, 2003
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice
As Deputy Clerk
Publish March 6, March 13. March 20
and March 27. 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 in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 03-16-PR; the address of
which is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.. Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the Perspnal
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
unliquidated claims, and who .have
beer, ,er. cd a cop, ol lhi- roii,.c mu.'


filetheir'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 unliquldated claims,
must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
1, ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
IIFJ.:.fi, SET f'RPTri ,.%B'OVE, ANY
-CLId.I FLE Tr.AO 11 EARS OR
rlP rF'TER THE c.EcEEENTS
L-'%TE ,-F DEATHTa 15PARRED
Tr,.: .* i ,I.l l pu location of
i N.:.ii.:; im March 13. 2003.
r-.:-.-,, l.:i-r Personal Representative:
":harie .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
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish March 13 and March 20, 2003
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF
ABANDONMENT OF
ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the Board 'of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, at its regular
meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at
6:00 p.m.. E.S.T. will consider aban-
doning any Interest by the County and
that of the public in and to the follow-
ing described property: '
gThat section of South Long
Road. located in Section 7,.
township 6 south and Range.
11 west, In Overstreet,
Florida, between the south-
ern terminus of South Long
Road and C.R. 386. with the
Exception of approximately
509 feet south of the inter-
section of South Long Road
and Shell Road that abuts
St. Joe Company property.
This notice of abandonment was
initiated by the Gulf County
Commission at their November 12,
2002. regular meeting. Notice of adop-
tion of the resolution abandoning the
said roadway will be published one
time in a newspaper of general circula-
tion in Gulf County; Florida. and the
proof of publication of the notice of
hearing, the resolution as adopted, and
the proof of publication of adoption of
such resolution will be recorded In the
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida.
Board of County Commissioners
/s/ Jerry Barnes. Chairman
Attest: Clerk Doug Birmingham
Publish March 20. 2003.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that John
G. Fadio, the holder of the following
Tax Certificate. has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be Issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
Issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the names in which it was
a._e ,cd ar a'e fa ilM .
Cen-ii'lc 1e IiJu 18
Year of Issuance: 1996
.,Application No. 2003-1.
R.E. No. 02540-000R
'Description of Property:
Lots 5 and 6. Block 1 of Pine Ridge
Addition to Wewahitchka, Florida.
according to the Plat thereof as record-
ed -in Plat 'Book 2, page(s) 8. of the
Public Records of Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: NARVIE LEE
RILEY
All. of said property being In the Gulf
County. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed ,:t::.:. ing i:. Ia ,the proper-
t, de:r-ibed ir. su..h certificate will be'
,_-d i.:. inIe ragre t t-i.Jder in ie fr.ontT
L.,:brj 'ol, ire ,.Gulf 'ou' [ C,.urfnr,,uie
al I f,'. M E 5 T V.'e.:ne.da3 ntI
16th day of April. 2003.. Dated this
12th day of March, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 20, March 27, April '2
and April 9, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr. Jr., the holder of the
following Tax Certificate. has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 216
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-2 ,
R.E. No. 02497-050R
Description of Property:
Lot 24,, Block B of Williamsburg
Subdivision to the City of
Wewahitchka, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in, Plat Book 1,
Pagei.3 '.l trie Publia Records of Gulf
".' un Florica .
SName in which assessed. Corrin'e
'Salmon
All of sall property being in the Gulf
Co' unty, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law. the proper-
ty described in.such certificate will be
sold to. the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse
at 11:00, A.M.. E.S.T. Wednesday, the
16th day of April. 2003. Dated this
12th day of March. 2003.'
C'OL,,OLAS ,: BiFJ,1IfL1HAMl
: ER'. ,'F I-ITHE 'I: if-[T C.'i. PT
Gi.I,F ,:,.urn', ft.:.:FL...
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 20, March 27. April 2
and April 9, 2003
S NOTICE OF APPLICATION
1'OR TAX DEED


g THE J. LESTE R

COMPANY REAL

ESTATE APPRAISAL &

CONSULTING SERVICE

A Financial Service Institution

Residential Vacant Land *
Commercial Appraisals


JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER

Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
License#RD-O00087
Broker License#BK532115

"PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE'TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"


Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments

* Eminent Domain Estates !* Tax Purposes


850-639-4200

Fax 850-63909756

Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
Jackson Counties Specialty Assignments State Wide


THE STAR PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2003 PAGE 9B


NOTICE IS
HEREBY GIVEN that Williarii H. Carr.
Jr.. the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the names in which It was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 217
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-3
R.E. No. 02498-O000R
Description of Property:
Lot 29, Block "B" Williamsburg
Subdivision to Wewahitchka, Florida,
as per Plat Book 1. Page 3. being
recorded In the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court Gulf County, Florida.
Name in which assessed: Margaret
Elizabeth Foster Rinehart
All of said property being in the Gulf
County. State of Florida.
LiU le.i u.:,-i, cenificaie shall be
re'je'n edij .ac.:,rdiwg to l.,w the proper-
ty described. In such certificate will be
sold to the highest blader in the front
Lobby of the GulfCounn Couunhou se
at I i 0-) A, M E.S T 'Leedneoaas ,rne
lin da .:.I' Aprill 2 -'03 Datred ihis '
12th day of March, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 20, March 27, April 2
and April 9, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN' that
William H. Carr. Jr., the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the descriptionof the"
property, and the 'names in which It
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 474
Year of Issuance: 1999.
Application No. 2003-5
R.E. No. 06267-012R
Description of Property:
COMMENCING AT THE NW CORNER
OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH.
RANGE 11 WEST. GULF COUNTY,.
FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 00*04'21"
EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF SECTION 6. TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH.
RANGE 11 WEST FOR 1341.09 FEET
TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUND-
ARY OF THE 100 FOOT RIGHT OF
WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E
(FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 30-E);
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AS
FOLLOWS: SOUTH 23*25'11" EAST
FOR 1642.44 FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE
ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 11,426.79 FEET. THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 02"08'33" FOR
AN ARC LENGTH OF 427.29 FEET TO
THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 2533'44"
EAST 1711.69 FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE
ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 11.415.15 FEETTHROUGH A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 05*18'49" FOR AN
ARC LENGTH OF 1058.64 FEET TO
THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 2014'55"
EAST FOR 2609.88 FEET; THENCE
LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE,
SOUTH 69*45'05" WEST 809.01 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 20*02'13" EAST
83.19 FEET FOR 'THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 20*02'13" EAST 18.26 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 69"57'47" WEST.
48.20 FEET; THENCE NORTH
2002'13" WEST 18.26 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 69"57'47" EAST, SAID LINE
PASSING THROUGH A COMMON
WALL FOR 48.20 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. UNIT 8 SANDCLIFF
TOWNHOUSES.'
Name in which assessed: Betty G.
Register
All of said property being in the Gulf
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the proper-
ty described In such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby ol the Gulf County Courthouse
at 11:00. A.M., E.S.T. Wednesday, the
16th day of April.. 2003. Dated this
'13th day of March. 2003.
DOUGIAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLqRIDA ',
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk )
Publish March 20, March 27, April 2
and April 9, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr, Jr., the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The, certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
-property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 156
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-6
R.E. No. 01784-O000R
Description of Property:
COMMENCING AT NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION
23. TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 10
WEST. THENCE RUN WEST 330 FEET:
. THENCE RUN SOUTH ON THE WEST
LINE OF THE EAST HALF OF EAST
HALF OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
NORTHWEST QUARTER ,OF SAID
SECTION 23, TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF
PANAMA CITY WEWAHITCHKA OLD
ROAD FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 250 FEET:
THENCE RUN WEST 75 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH TO. SAID
SOUTH SIDE OF SAID PUBLIC ROAD:
THENCE RUN IN A SOUTHEASTERLY
DIRECTION ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF
SAID PUBLIC ROAD TO POINT OF
BEGINNING IN SAID NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUAR-
TER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 4
SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Name In which assessed: Valerie
Myers. Callie Small & Rosle Marie Riley
All of said property being in the Gulf


County. State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law. the proper-
ty described in such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse
at 11:00. A.M.. E.S.T. Wednesday, the
16th day of April. 2003. Dated this
12th day of March, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 20. March 27, April 2
and April 9, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr. Jr., the holder of the
-following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to. be Issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of Issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
v.,a a:,e-.ed are a; foiiou .
,7enrnil-aie" No 302
eCar o'l Is:uar.:e l999 "
Applicahion ri.:. 200'3-7
R.E. No. 03330-120R
Description of Property:
LOT 1 OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDI-
VISION LOCATED IN SECTION 13,
TSS, Rl 1W, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SW CORNER
OF SECTION 13, T5S. Rl IW:;THENCE
N8730'00" E. 373.18 FEET: THENCE
N230'00" W. 1320.00 FEET: THENCE
S87'14'00" E. 1393.95 FEET: THENCE
NI032'40" W. 94.32 FEET: THENCE
NIl31'20" W. 1320.00 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A
GRADED COUNTY ROAD; THENCE
S89'24'40" W. ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE FOR 1050.00 FEET;
THENCE NlI31'20" W., 210.00 FEET
FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE S89'24'40" W. 279.45 FEET:
THENCE NI"31'20" W. 210.00 FEET;:
THENCE N89*24'40" E. 279.45 FEET;
THENCESl'31'20" E. 210.00 FEETTO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Name in which assessed: Lena Harland
All of said property being in the Gulf
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the proper-
ty described In such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse
at 11:00, A.M., E.S.T. Wednesday, the
16th day of April, 2003. Dated this
12th day of March, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 20, March 27, April 2
and April 9, 2003-
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold its regular monthly meeting
for March on March 24. 2003. at 5:00
p.m. E.S.T., at the Gulf County Public
.Library. Library Meeiing R..'n-m 110
Library Drive, Port St .J:.e, Florida All
who wish may attend and be heard.
Publish March 20. 2003

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION ,
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
This Intent to Issue a permit (File No.
23-0205687-003-DF) to fill 0.067 acres
of Jurisdictional wetlands and preserve
in perpetuity 5.70 acres of Jurisdiction-
al wetlands, Is hereby granted unless a
sufficient petition for an administrative
hearing is timely filed under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes as provided below The proce-
dures for petitioning for a hearing are
set forth below.
A person whose substantial Interests
are affected by the Department's action
may petition for an administrative pro-
ceeding (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain
the information set forth below and
must be filed (received by the clerk) in
the Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station, 35.
"allahassee Florina- 32349-3000
5e.:,ue ihe adminlLitr a e nearinc',
pro.:-4Is i1 deilne lo 0redeermine
hfical .gr,:n ai:lin ,ro thec applhari.n
the filing of a petition' for an adminis-
trative hearing may result In a modifi-
cation of the permit, or even a denial of
the application. Accordingly, the appli-
cant is advised not to commence con-
struction or other activities under this
permit/lease until the deadlines below
for filing a petition for an administra-
tive hearing, or request for an exten-
sion of time have expired. :
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida
Administrative Code, a person whose
substantial Interests are ,affected by
the Department's action may also
request an extension of time to file a
petition for an administrative hearing.
The Department may, for good cause
shown, grant the request for an exten-
sion of time. Requests for extension of
time must be filed with the Office of
General Counsel'of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, before the applicable
deadline. A timely request for exten-
sion of time shall toll the running time
period for filing a petition until the
request is acted upon. If a request is
filed late, the Department may still
grant It upon a motion by the request-
ing party showing that the failure to file
a request for an extension of time
before the deadline was the result of
excusable neglect.
In the event that a timely and sufficient
petition for an administrative hearing
Is filed, other persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by the out-
come of the administrative process
have 'the right to petition to Intervene
In the proceeding. Intervention will be
only at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion In
compliance with rule 28-106.205 o f
the Florida Administrative Code.
In accordance with rules 28-106.111(2)


,


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GC('C IS AN EA/EO INSTITUTION


and 62-110.106E(3) (a) (4), petitions for
an administrative hearing by the appli-
cant must be filed within 21 days of
receipt of this written 'notice. Petitions
flied by any persons other than the
applicant, and other than" those enti-
tled to written notice under section
120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, must
be filed within 21 days of publication of
the notice or within 21 days of such
notice, regardless of the date of publi-
cation.
Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes; however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of
agency action may file a petition within
21 days of such notice. regardless of
the date of publication.'
The petitioner shall mall a copy of the
petition to the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing.
The failure of any person to file a peti-
tion for an administrative hearing or
pursue mediation as provided below
within the appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver of those
rights:
A petition that disputes the material
facts on which:he Eiepfnrmenri s 3:uon
Is based must .:.:r,,ij tire i., llrcin
information:
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's file
Sor identification number, If known;
(b) The name. address, and telephone
number of the petitioner; the name,
address, and telephone number of the
petitioner's repre.- eriai.e. il mny
which shall be ire addres;.. 'or sr.iice
pdrpo.e. ouringrt, ie- ,:..ui-e ,.lo lie pro.
ceding and rji r'pia rl in l h.:.,. r he
petitioner's substantial interests are or
will be affected by the agency determi-
nation;
(c) A statement of when and how the
petitioner received notice of the agency
decision;-.
(d) A statement of all disputed issues
of material fact. If there are none, the
petitan muL :. IndicatLe.
(el A conr1ci.-e -taiemenr on." the ultimate
facts alieeda ir,:iuding the specific
fa.:tu ial tihe .perimi.er contends war-
rant remerial or modilaii-rn of- the
agency's prop,-_' e .,prTi a "r
(f) A statement of the specific rules or
statutes that the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action:
(g) A statement of the relief sought by
the petitioner, stating precisely the
action that the petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to the
agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not'dispute the
material facts on which the
Department's action is based shall
state that no such facts are in dispute
and otherwise shall contain the same
information as set forth above, as
required by rule 28-106.301. Under
sections 120.569(2) (c) and (d) of the
Florida Statutes. a petition for admin-
Istrative hearing must be dismissed by
the agency if the petition does not sub-
stantlally, comply with the -above
requirements or is untimely filed.
This action is final and effective on the
date filed with the Clerk of the
Department unless a petition is filed in
accordance with the above. Upon the
timely filing of petition this order will
not be effective until further order of
the Department.
This permit constitutes an order of the
Department. The applicant has the
right to seek Judicial review of the order
under section 120.68 of the Florida
Statutes, by the filing of a notice of
appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida
Rules of Appellate Procedure with the
Clerk of the Department in the Office of
General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard. Mail Station 35.
Tallahassee, Florida. 32399-3000; and
by filing .a copy of, the notice of the
appeal accompanied by the applicable
filing fees with the appropriate district
court of appeal. The notice ofappeal
must be filed within 30 days from the
date when the final order Is filed with.
the Clerk of the Department. Requests
for review before the Land and Water
Adjudicatory Commission must be filed
with the Secretary of the Commission
and served on the Department within
20 days from the date when the final
order is tlied with the Clerk of the
Department.
The application is available for public
Inspecuc.n uunrn normal business
hours ;6 -o a m .to 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Fr.iday, except. eaAi hol iia,.s
at-the Department of En.n.irurinm:rl.
Protection, Panama City Branch Office,
2353 Jenks Avenue. Panama City.
Florida.
Publish March 20, 2003
NOTICE OF REGULAR
MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Notice Is hereby given that the City of
Port St. Joe's primary, election will be
held Tuesday, May 13. 2003, In the
Fire Station. Polls open at 7;00 a.m..
EDT. and close at 7:00 p.m., EDT.
Registration Books are now open at the
Office of Linda Griffin, Gulf County
Spervisor of elections, and will remain
open through April 14, 2003. A voter's
drive, 'to register or update voter regis-
tration, will be conducted on Saturday,,
April 12. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at
Duren's Piggly Wiggly.
"Candidate Qualifying Period" begins
April 16. 2003, at 12:00 noon and ends
April 23. 2003 at 12:00 noon-.for per-
sons wishing to file as candidates for
the followign offices:
Mayor-Comissioner
Commissioner. Group I
Commissioner, Group II
Mayor Pate and Commissioners
Raffield and Williams currently hold
the above offices. Filing forms are
available In the Superilsor of Elections
Office, Room 122 In the Gulf County
Courthouse.
Absentee Ballots may be requested fol-
lowing the Candidate Qualification
Deadline (April 23, 2003). If there is a
Run-Off Election, Absentee Ballots
may be requested May 15, 2003.
Completed Absentee Ballots must' be
received in the Supervisor of Elections'
Office by 7:00 p.m., EDT. the date of
election.
THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor-Clerk
Publish March 20 and 27, 2003


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