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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 3, 2003
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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1508 H4y 4,,
H: VILLE AL 59


Turn Light Hope Dim at

st & 98................... Pg. 5A
Arizona Chemical has
New Manager.......... Pg. 7A
Economic Outlook Strong.Pg.7A
Birding Festival Taking
Flight......................... Pg.4A
Letters to Editor........Pg.3A
Master Gardeners... Pg.6A
Sports News........Pgs. i0,17
School News..............Pg. 8-9B
Society............................ Pg.3B
Obituaries............. Pgs. 6A&6B
Classified, Legals Pgs. 10, 11, 12B

Remembering

the Troops!!

0 by Tim Croft
Bo Williams, of the Gulf
County Office of Veteran Affairs, is
seeking the names of any local
folks who have family members,
serving in the military overseas in
Iraqi Enduring Freedom.
Williams is urging those indi-
viduals to contact his office at 229-
6125.,
Meanwhile, the community is
expressing its support of the troops
in the Middle East with a variety of
efforts and symbols.
Yellow ribbons have popped up
around Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, and the flags are fly-
ing around the business district in
Port St. Joe.
Yellow ribbon pins are avail-
able at several local outlets, includ-
ing The Star.
In Wewahitchka, County
Commissioners Billy Traylor and
Carmen McLemore donated 144
American flags which were
unfurled around town by crews
from Gulf Coast Electric Co-opera-
tive.

"Relay for Life"

At Pate Park

Fri. & Sat.
Lace up the walking shoes this
Friday and head out to Frank Pate
Park- to engage the, battle against
cancer.
Relay for Life, the American
Cancer Society's signature fund-
r4ising event, will begin 5 p.m. EST
on Friday, April 4 and continue
until about 11 a.m. on Saturday.
For the first time, the county
event will take place in Port St. Joe,
at Frank Pate Park.
i There is still a need for teams,
to raise money as well those who
wish to donate to those doing the
walking. Volunteers to help out
during the event are also needed.
Organizers are seeking cancer
survivors to participate in the
"Survivors Walk" and reception
after the .first lap of the 24-hour
event.
There will be entertainment,
games, food booths and door
prizes.
For more information or to
sign-up to participate call Sherrie
jBowen at 227-3189, Rachel
Browning at 229-8226 or Oscar
Redd at 639-5253.


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Colbert


by Tim Croft
It's about a legacy.
About hard work, grit, effort
and dedication. It is about reach-
ing a child, every child, and prod-
ding them, guiding them to the
next level.
It's a legacy of excellence.
And the consensus Tuesday
night was that Cathy Colbert wore
that legacy as comfortably as a new
suit of clothes.
Colbert, a 29-year veteran of
the district, the past five at Port St.
Joe Middle School, was named
Gulf County Teacher of the Year for
2004 during a program at Port St.
Joe Elementary.
- Colbert, eyes misting,
appeared as shocked as if the
entire audience had popped out of
the darkness and shouted "Happy
Birthday."
"Oh my goodness," she was


finally 'able to muster. "This 'is the
greatest honor I've ever had.'I
Then, as if talking directly to
her fellow teachers in the audience.
she said, "I'm just one of many..'
You all need to be up here because .
I couldn't have done it without
you."
Colbert took home mor& than '
$2,000- half from the distinct, the
rest from the state and Buridine's,
the statewide sponsor of the
Teacher of the Year progranr and;
assorted gifts, .
She will go on to represent the'
county, one of the few Honior Roll'-
districts in the state with every
school an "A" or "B" school, at the
state Teacher of the Year competi-
tion in Orlando.
"We need a winner," ,said
Superintendent Jerry' Kelley.'
"There is no better teacher. in the
state than.(one) from Gulf County."


Public Gets A Look at Plans,


for WindMark Phase II
by Tim Croft
The public will be offered a peak at .the plans for WindMark Beach
Phase II next Thursday during an open house held from 6-8 p.mi. EDT at
the Centennial Building.
In a largely informal atmosphere, folks can review maps and render-
ings of the development, which will eventually include some 1,400, homes,
a golf course and assorted amenities.
Citizens will have the opportunity to speak with representatives of
Arvida and make comments, formal and informal, as desired.
"The reason we are doing it is because we have been asked to do it by
the county," said John Hendry, Arvida project manager for Gulf County.
'They wanted some kind of public airing of these plans.
"I think it's a good idea. There is no harm in getting people to under-
stand what we are doing."
And that underscores a telling point about this development' by The
St. Joe Co.: they have been willing to put their cards on the table for the
public to. see, which not all developers are willing to do.
In particular, Hendry said the open house would provide, people the -
chance to see that their voices have been heard about specific concerns
about the WindMark development, particularly on the issue of beach
access and how the beach will "look and feel'" as the development takes
shape.
"We feel we've listened," Hendry said. "We want them to get a better
and more detailed understanding of what we are doing."
And, hopefully, with a clearer understanding and the chance ito com-
ment on the project, there will be less controversy and debate, further
down the road when the county takes up the Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) and comprehensive land use plan.
A word to the wise: this public workshop is about the community of
WindMark, not the realigning of U.S. 98.
The realignment is a done deal, the Florida Department of
Transportation having already signed off on the realignment, which will be
entirely paid for and accomplished by The St. Joe Co.
And for anyone who can't make next Thursday's open house; don't fret
that the ground will be broken and the first house going up the next day.
The second phase of WindMark Beach, vastly larger in scope com-
pared to the first phase, is moving forward on two separate and parallel
tracks.
The initial DRI is in the hands of the regional planning council, which
will submit comments to:Arvida soon. That back-and-forth will likely con-
tinue in the next few months.
At some point, likely toward the end of the year, the regional planning
council will make a recommendation to the county for its consideration
and approval.
The comprehensive land use plan will be forwarded to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs, which will issue a report arid make
comments.
Ultimately, the plan will be sent back to the county for review by the
(See WindMark. onn Page 8A)


of


Speaking of Colbert, Kelley added, "I've never been in her


Cathy Colbert, a 29-year veteran of district schools, battles her
emotions after being named Gulf County Teacher of the Year for 2004
during a program held Tuesday at Port St. Joe Elementary School.


classroom when she wasn't pitch-
. ing 100 miles per hour."
Colbert emerged from a stout
field to garner the District Teacher
of the Year award.
The other nominees, all select-
ed by the faculty as' Teacher of the
Year at their respective schools,
were:.
Elaine Layton, a business
education teacher at Wewahitchka
High School for 35 years.
Scott Lamberson, for nearly
five years a science teacher at Port
St. Joe High School.
Karen Hoover, a 1986 gradu-
ate of Wewahitchka High School
who now teaches math and world
geography at Wewahitchka Middle.
School. I
Lawrence Brown, in his third
year as an ESE teacher at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.
Jan Nobles, a second-grade
teacher in her 13th year at Port St.
Joe Elementary School.
Combined, the six finalists
provide a textbook cross-section of
.-those in the trenches who plow
through the red tape, the ava-
lanches of paperwork and the
dizzying dictates of elected officials
at all levels to harvest constructive
minds and bodies.
Long-time educators such as
Colbert and Layton contrast with
the later-in-life teachers such as:
Lamberson, Nobles and Brown.
Colbert, Layton and Hoover
seemed called to teaching early in
(See Colbert on Page 8A)


Keeping the Ocean at Bay!!!


Unique Product Gives Hope of Reversing Erosionr


by Tim Croft
Toiling like ants in a farm, a
.small crew of -workers currently
labors to insert what could be con-
strued.as giant rolls of gauze into a
gash of sand abutting White Sands
Drive on Cape San Blas.
A ready explanation for their
work can be found in the exposed
pilings and support beams keeping
a split level home from succumb-
ing to the crashing waves nearby.
Work is roughly at the mid-
point on the.installation'of what is
called a ProTecTube III, a unique
and potentially paradigm-pushing;
device that the folks living along
the beach at White Sands Drive
hope provides a happy ending to
'the nightmare lapping at their
back doors.
The promise that the
ProTecTube. III essentially a
sandbag staircase laid out in 400-
foot-long 'sections holds is to
reverse erosion that has turned the
once broad white beach along
White Sands into the equivalent of
a grainy boardwalk.
"When we are finished I want
that there is no indication there
was ever an erosion problem or
that we were ever here," said Jay
Sample, inventor of the
ProTqcTube and president of


A8vaniced Coastal Technology,
which creates and sells the system.
The ProTecTube is a series of
canvas-like sandbags laid out one
on top of the other to form the
equivalent of a staircase.
The idea is that the staircase
effect will basically absorb the
wave action as waves break up the
stairs as they pound in to shore.;
At the bottom is a "toe bag"
which, Sample said, serves as the
proverbial finger in the-dike.
"That toe bag will keep it from
being undermined," said Steve
Aldea, with Gaddie Marine of
Panama City which is assisting
Sample in the installation along
White Sands.
The ProTecTube III is the latest
generation of Sample's invention,
rising 6-feet high instead of the
four feet of previous generations.
'This is the first and only one
in the world," Sample said.
The 400-foot long tube sec-
tions arrive in crates and are laid
out by workers who stretch them
in place.
Once on the ground, the tubes
are filled with water providing
short term protection and eventu-
ally the water becomes a
sand/water slush and ultimately


sand alone will be in the tubes.
When completely filled with
.sand, each tube section weighs
between 600 and 800 tons.
, "It's serious sand-bagging,"
Sample said.
Each section has a "joint" bag
which allows the sections to be fas-
tened securely together.
And the device is wrapped
carefully into existing dune sys-
tems at each end to create a seam-
less wall of sand upon completion.
The first section put in place
was the one at the .south end,
which wraps perfectly into a cliff of
sand at the end of White Sands.
"That is the learning curve,"
Sample said. 'The rest should be
easy."
Sample said the work is
"sculpting sand" using the
water/sand slush as the "laser" to
create a predetermined shape to
bring predetermined wave action
when fully installed.
Once the tube is completely
installed, several feet pf sand will
moved atop the tube and tapered
into the wedge-shape of an actual
dune.
The wedge shape of the dune,
combined with the toe bag, provide
(See Ocean at Bay on Page 5A)


by Tim Croft
Most locals have at least a gen-
eral understanding of the history
that oozes from the brick walls of
the Port Theatre.


It appears likely that knowl-
edge will soon have a national con-
notation.
A state panel has given the
green light on the nomination of


Spring Forward One Hour

Time Change


It's that time of the year
again. Saturday night-or
more properly, Sunday
morntrig-the nation.
including Gulf County, will
revert back to 'daylight sav-
ings time" at 2:00 in the
Imri-ilag, after operating on
"standard time" since the
'last weekend in October.
Be sure to set your
wristwatch, alarm clock,
grandfather clock or sundial
FORWARD one hour.


Daylight

Savings Time

Begins


the Pord Theatre for listing on the
National Register of Historic Places.
That, hurdle, according to a
specialist with the Florida Division
of Historical Resources, was likely
the tallest the proposal would have
to traverse en route to inclusion to
the National Register.
The Florida National Register
Review Board, after initially tabling
the proposal during a meeting last
*Wednesday, determined that the
1930-vintage theater met the crite-
ria for listing on the National
Register.
A formal nomination will now
be made to the' Keeper of the
National Register in Washington
D.C.
"We're very pleased about it,"
said Paula Clark, who with hus-
band, Wade, has owned the theater
for seven years. "It was kind of a
roller coaster, but we're happy."
Bob Jones, a specialist: with the
Division of Historical Resources
who assisted the Clarks' with their
proposal, expressed confidence
that the theater would, probably
sometime in May, be approved for
(See Historic Port on Pcage 3A)


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Jay Sample, the inventor of the ProTecTube, surveys the land as work crews (background) clear the
way for the installation of the next 400-foot section of the ProTecTube Ill.


* 227-1278 229-8997 227-STAR Web Site: StarFL.com E-Mail: news@starfl.com ]


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The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR





Freedom's Not



Chea


It seems to me that all the demonstrating going on in our
country is somewhat counter-productive to our efforts and the
morale of our troops.
Now I have no problem with folks expressing themselves.
After all, a lot of Americans in wars past have long since paid the
price for the freedom that makes such expression possible.
Here we are though-our country is at war with Iraq and over
a quarter million of our troops are half way around the world in
a distant land with their lives on the line as their country has
called them into action.
There is no need for me to try and argue the merits of this
war. We-all have the same basic information. Saddam is evil. He
has been directly responsible for taking the lives of somewhere
around one million of his own people over the'past twenty years.
Many of these were killed in the most brutal of ways including
the use of a giant plastic shredder, chemical and biological
weapons and of course various means of torture.
This guy fits in the same mold as Adolph Hitler. Anyone who
thinks we can sit on the sidelines and wait and see what might
happen in the future need only to recite three numbers-9/11.
If Saddam, will do these things to his own people, just imagine
what he might have in store for us.
As our country and others are in the midst of a response to
Saddam we have Americans protesting this action. What won-
derful viewing this must be for our troops in Iraq as they see and
hear news from the homefront.
The irony of this is that the biggest protest rally in Amekica.
that I've seen took place in New York City, home of the former
Twin Towers.
While these fighters are putting their lives on the line to pre-
serve our cherished freedom, it's my humble opinion that these
demonstrators are actually strengthening our enemy's resolve.
Furthermore, world opinion is also further impacted as people
across the globe see citizens in America protesting the war:.
Again, I'm not trying to convince anyone of the validity of
this war, but rather to say that we need to be very careful to
exercise our good sense while exercising our freedoms so as riot
to hurt our wonderful freedonim fighters and the position'of o'tr


My first wife is in the running
for "teacher of the year". We are
most fortunate in Gulf County to
have some extraordinary teachers.
I have two sons who are living
proof of the special care and atten-
RgO."W-MM TA tsanlli


S. .i .. W .t. by Kesley Colbert



I'm Her Pet Project


tion that so many dedicated edu-
cator-, bequeath on the fortunate
souls" that pass through the hal-
lowed hjdlR of our school system.
Severida of the 6est of them are
vying along with Cathy for the
presti '..'us title oi' teaci-er of the
year".
I wish them all good luck.
But listen, really, this should-
n't even be a contest! Cathy, hands
down, is the greatest educator in
the history of the known world! Let


me mention just a few of my wife's
instructional cr-denials and I
believe you wi LI k-see hat I mean.
She taLeht me h'ow ,to put on a
diaper. Now. ',:u ponder on that
one.... I'm the 1 .42 W l,0o sat up at
Un,' c lifflord' k lien I was a lad
and watched Dcha change
Joseph's diaper. You talk about a
messl I couldn't a'been more than,
eight or ten but I made me a.vow
right then to the moon and the
stars.... I wouldn't ever be doing.
that!


Let's Work Together


Gulf County commissioners dropped their objection to the
City of Port St. Joe annexing property west of the community
during their most recent regular meeting.
While this was a close vote (3-2) I believe the county board
made a good decision. As was discussed during the meeting the
only major objection appeared to be who would get the 1/2 mill
fire tax that taxing' authorities would collect.
It does seem that whomheVer is going to take the responsibil-
ity and thus pay for fire protection in the annexed area should
get-the fire tax dollars so they can afford to provide fire protec-
tion. Assuming that entity would be the City of Port St. Joe if
they annex the property, it seems only reasonable that they
Should get the fire tax revenues on those city properties.
The county still receives ad' valorem tax dollars just as
before, so they are not negatively impacted by annexation based
on the current agreement between the two parties.
I believe it's a good thing for the cities within .our county to
improve themselves through, annexation and other means.:
Hopefully all of our governmental entities will begin to'work even
more closely together. This would be good for us all.


I %ent out to Aunt Thelmas to
get my palm read and she had to
stLop night in the middle o' the
seance to change the twins. I was
in my mid twenties by then. I[ took
one look at Lon and Lisa squirm-
ing around on that bed and I
renewed my vow! This one was for-
ever!
Well, guess how long forever
lasted? Josh wasn't two weeks tA>
and I could "four corner" or 'ti
fold" or "wrap around" that diaper
with the best of them! Cathri
taught me in one easy lesson. All
my shouting and protesting and
screaming didn't faze her one bit.
She even had me opening'my eyes
and removing the clothes pin by
the end of the first month:... -
She taught me that cats were
o.k. 'Course, it took a while on this
one. But she has the patience: to
hang in there for the long haul.
I tried to explain to her early
on in our marriage that real men
didn't do dishes. I .pointed. out
rather loudly and often that my
Father didn't "help out". In the
kitchen. And he was such a role
model-Cathy wasn't much on out
dated examples -or the way I
thought things ought to be! I told
the guys at work my red hands
were a result of too much sun...
Cathy taught me you could go
out to eat and catch a movie more
than one time a year. And there
were actually decent picture shows
that didn't have cowboys in them!
I. learned quickly that those
helpful household. enhancement
products were nice...but they did-
n't count as birthday, Christmas
or anniversary gifts!
Listen to this one. You know at
supper when you get down to the
last of ,the meal and there's just-a
tad:- of creamed corn left in the
bowl-you still have to dip 'the
remainder out in your plate! Crazy
me. I had thought for years that
you could just grab the bowl and
"finish it up" by spooning it direct-
ly into your mouth. I don't burp
duringg meals. We don't toss bis-
cuits.. And, alter 29 years,. 'yve
about got one elbow completely ff
the table.
And I bet .ryo0 didn't know.
this-Cathy taught me that you
are not suppose tc4 cut your meat
with your fork! :
I can ease that vacuum clean-
er under the table, suck up every
piece of lint, hair and dirt and nrit
disturb, scrape or bump one single
chair. I can scrub down a bathtub,
dust off the glasses on' the top
shelf or polish the good silver with
equal aplomb!
She has taught me that it was
cold in the house when I actually
thought the temperature was j.I|t
about right..
You'd think it's a man's Gobd
given right and privilege to pick
out the automobile. I thought -so
too until Cathy pointed out that we
didn't really need a red sports 'dar
with that big spoiler on the back
when a van had "all that extra
room". The boys would have space
(See KESLEY ON PAGE; 3)


A Perfectly Good Machine .Was Smashed Into Pieces...


I STARTED THE DAY Mon-
day, reading some copies of my
regular correspondent, Bob Stein-
metz, of Oleo Acres down in Boyn-
ton Beach.
Bob says "Oleo Acres" is so
named because it is the cheaper
spread.
He is a long-time newspaper-
man, dating back to the old Lino-
type days, just like I do. As a mat-
ter of fact, our roots being of sim-
ilar nature is the reason he first
wrote to me. Bob is a prolific
writer.
His roots are a little farther
north than mine are. He claims
_Kansas as .his home and I claim
Oklahoma. Both can get mighty-
cold in the winter and both are
.equally as dry in the summer.
He comes from a place known
as "Oskaloosa". I don't know
exactly what part of Kansas that
is in, but it's bound to be dry and
hot in the summer time.
S" My portion of Oklahoma was
ils6o.dry'"and warm in the sum-


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wcsley Ramsey ,-


mer.

KANSAS BOB SERVED in
Japan with "Stars and Stripes"
during the Korean War, enjoying
every minute of it.
I spent my Korean War time
serving as manager of both the
Warner Robins Press and the Fort
Valley (Ga.) Leader-Tribune,
simultaneously. We'd put the
,'Press" to bed, then drive the 12
miles to Fort Valley to put the
final touches on the "Leader-Tri-
bune".
The 'Trib" didn't have a regu-
lar Linotype operator part of the
time and I had to go to Fort Valley


a couple of afternoons a week and
work until after dark, setting type.
The newspaper was over 100
years old when the partners from
the "Press" bought it from an old
man who, carried a box of Tampa
Nugget cigars under his arm
everywhere he went.
: The old boy had the mechani-
cal part of the newspaper fixed up
pretty modern.
I thought I had-hit the mother
lode when I first took over the
'Tribune". The former owner had
purchased a new, "Little Giant"
printing press. That was the exact
same press I had operated for
three years while a student here


at "The Star", so I was right at
home, more or less.
But wouldn't you know,
before he. consummated the sale
for the paper he let the press go
back where he purchased it.
Theft did building had a base-
ment under it with all sorts of
antique .printing equipment
stored in it, accumulated' over a
period of,100 years or so.
I was in "hog heaven" in the
old 'Tribune" building.
I had a printer working for me
by the name of Henry. He was a
little stirimp of a fellow without a
tooth in his head. He drank coffee
non-stop and was as nervous as a
cat.
I memberr his' name so well
because a printer by the name of
"Henry" worked at the Houston
Home-Journal when I worked
there.. That "Henry", had been
there (also a 100 year-old paper)
where'he had started as a boy. He
was aloout 60 years old when I
worked with him and was still a


bachelor.

BOB STEINMETZ HAS had
no more colorful past in the news-
paper business than I have. Come
to think of it, nearly everyone who
learned the "trade" when we did,
all had an interesting time of it.
One had to like it in order to stay
with it.
The business hasn't changed
much either, until the last 20
years when the advent of the com-
.puter took over.
Everything used to be heavy
To move the smallest piece
took a couple of railroad jacks, a
heavy truck or two and a couple of
pry bars.
When you put something
down you didn't have to bolt it to
the floor. It stayed right where yoti.
sat it!
When Willie moved to the pre-
sent building, occupied by The
Star, several pieces of old equip-
ment were still operable. But they
weren't moved. They were left


where they were, after bediig
smashed to bits with a sledge-
hammer.
It tore my soul apart to see a
perfectly good Linotype machine
smashed into little pieces.

BUT TIME MARCHES on.
The. old machinery wasn't used
any more. It just took up space we
couldn't afford. Besides that,
nobody but me knew how to opr-
ate it!
We still 'have an old marinual
typewriter around here some-
place. It was a workhorse, in itis
day, but it's day has gone lorig
ago.
Even the computer I use 'to
set this column on every week is
'only good for one thing. It serves
very well to set the type for this
column and I understand it
enough to set the column, but one
day soon, it too, will have served
its time, and will be no more good
to, anyone; even with my limited
knowledge of computers!


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-2 11 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
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Wesley R. Ramsey . . . Editor Emeritus
Shirley Ramsey .. Graphic Design/Office Manager


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Historic Port (From Page 1)


It appears likely that by summer's arrival the Port Theatre will be
approved for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.


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enough to "stretch out". She could best drinking goblet ti
pack "everything with no problem". come home.
I've been wheeling up to my broth- Listen, I know how t
jers' respective houses for the past N Wash. And I can sepa
nineteen years in one van or anoth- by color, material, fadabi
erl They don't say anything mind ufacturer's recommend
you, but they both know who runs write a book on static
the classroom over at my house! bleach or washing in Wo
I can now go to weddings or Cathy taught me tt
receptions and not look like a green is indeed, the best medi
legged mule at a dance recital. I can word turneth away wra
"blend in" with my best pleasant, as pretty does. Almost
look and say things like "radiant", asp et kind-you j
"simply divine" and "doesn't the look a litt deeper into j
bride look lovely?"
She taught me that I wasn't is joy in every sunrise. P
always right...even when I was right! direction for all who s(
I can separate that green. and hope that springs eternal
yellow looking fake grass stuff that She taught me to be
lines the Easter baskets. I can iron ten.
you a crease in your best dress You tell me that's nc
ants that will withstand a tumble the year material!!
own Mt. Rushmore. I can set the I reckon I ought to 1
table quicker than you can say Amy don't have to raise my h
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inclusion on the list.
That is in large measure
because Florida, which has nearly
38,000 properties listed on the
National Register, is highly-regarded
for its efforts with historic preserva-
tion.
"We have a good reputation,"
Jones said. "(Federal historic
preservation officials) seem to think
we are at the top of the heap as far
as historic programs.
"We ,taff take to the (state)
board what we think will work.
Getting past the state board is the
biggest hurdle."
Jones said he would go over the
proposal again, clear up any areas
that, after/review by the state board,
might require clarification and then
send it up the pipeline to
Washington.
The package, which in this case
runs about 50 pages and includes
maps, floor plans, newspaper clip-
pings and photos, will be sent in the
next "couple of weeks," Jones said.
The focus of the proposal has
been the same since the beginning
of the now three-year-plus effort to
have the theater listed on the
National Register.
"It's really good local history,"
Jones said of the theater. "It's pro-
vided so many recreational and cul-
tural ,activities. (The., National
Register) has a specific recreation-
al/cultural category and that will be
the focus of the nomination."
From the time it is officially
logged at the office of the Keeper of
the National Register, the clock ticks
on a 45-day window.
'They have several layers of red
tape and each has a certain time
period," Jones said.
If there are any questions, they

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CT.
Each registered member will
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registered to win many other prizes.
There will also be free food, tethered
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for the kids and entertainment by
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For more information, call Gulf
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are relayed via e-mail to the staff at
the Florida Division of Historical
Resources, which usually responds
that day with the answers to keep
the clock ticking.
If serious questions arise for
which there are no easy answers,
staff will have to do some digging,
the documentation will have to be
submitted and the 45-day clock will
have to be restarted.
That, Jones noted, is an atypi-
cal scenario.
"If there is nothing that raises a
red flag, (the Keeper of the National
Register) typically says that's fine,"


Jones said, essentially rubber-
stamping the work of the state
board and staff.
The red flag was nearly run up
the pole during the meeting 'of the
state board last week.
One of the members of the
panel comprised of historians,
architects, archeologists and other
professional experts was skeptical
that the building, with its somewhat
narrow entrance for a theater,
retained its original architectural
flavor.
The panel had decided to table
the proposal until its next meeting,
likely not held until sometime next
year, tossing still another delay in a
process that has consumed the
Clarks for nearly four years.


"I didn't want it to get away
without them deciding it," Jones
said of the motion to table the Port
Theati-e proposal.
Jones returned to his office and
retrieved an edition of this newspa-
per printed in 1938 showing the
theater, under construction and
revealing the steel and brick foun-
dation of the front.
'There was no question the foot-
print of the building is the original
building," Jones said after the panel
reviewed the pictures.
With that evidence in hand, the
pandl took up the Port Theatre pro-
posal, approved and sent it on for
what appears to be .all but certain
inclusion in the National Register of
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Report Highlights Upward Flight of Birding Festival


by Tim Croft
Turns out there are more rev-
enue-producing birds in this neck
of the woods than the little white
one.
A report released this week
from Florida State University high-
lights the potential and economic
impact of the Florida Panhandle
Birding and Wildflower Festival,
touting the festival as "eco-tourist"
economic engine that has laid the
groundwork for growth in the past
two years.
No, not to the same scale as
The St. Joe Co., but the report
underscores the potential impor-
tance of eco-tourism and the tangi-
ble value of the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary.
The report was completed by
Dr. Tim Lynch, director, and Dr.
Julie Harrington, assistant direc-
tor, of FSU's Center for Economic
Forecasting and Analysis, as well
as Dr. Karen Chambliss, Dr.
Michael -Slotkin and Dr. Alexander
Vamosi of' the School of
Management at the Florida
Institute of Technology in
Melbourne.
The report was the product of
data compiled from Festival -partic-
ipants through on-site surveys and
more detailed questionnaires
attendees were asked to fill out and
return by mail.
The report noted that last
year's festival, held for the second
time in 2002, had a direct econom-
ic. impact of $85,218 to the area,
including $15,795 in taxes, most of
which benefit local coffers.
This despite the fact that par-
ticipation the festival drew near-
ly 250 people last year was down
Ja bit from the year before, due in
large part to uncooperative weather
and economic troubles across the
country.
"Local businesses and policy-
makers should recognize the eco-
nomic impact of the 232-plus eco-
tourists attending the (festival) as
an important contribution to the
community," the report concluded.
"Spending will continue to grow as
the festival matures and expands.
"All the reported spending
flows directly to local stores, tourist
rental properties, motels, camping
operations, restaurants and retail
outlets ... The Festival provides a
needed boost during the October
off-season period."
The dollar breakdown on the
festival effects, as detailed in the
report, were $56,466 in value-


added impacts and the equivalent
of 1.4 year-long jobs created.
Federal, state and local taxes
generated another $15,795.
Those dollars were spent for
lodging across the area, food, fuel
and the purchase of books, sou-
venirs and groceries.
"Clearly, the Festival serves as
a major stimulus to the local econ-
omy," the report detailed in part.
"As it grows so will the economic
pulse from greater numbers of visi-
tors both during the Festival and at
other times of the year."
Then, in a telling passage for
economic development officials in
all three counties impacted by the
Birding Festival, the report contin-
ued:
"Once exposed to the wonders
of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties,
visitors oftentimes return to
explore nature on their own with
many eventually relocating to the,
area."
Birding, or more accurately
"wildlife viewing," is virtually a
state industry, generating $2 bil-
lion in direct economic impact and
creating more than 52,000 new
jobs annually.
Nationwide, 66.1 million aged
16 and older participated in wildlife
observation in 2001, spending
more than $38 billion, according to
a National Survey of Fishing,
Hunting and Wildlife-Association
Recreation.
Birding comprised 82 percent
of all wildlife trips away from home.
And, as reflected in the demo-
graphics from the Florida
Panhandle Birding and Wildflower
Festival, birders tend, to be pre-
dominantly well-off financially and
highly educated.
More than a quarter of all
attendees were from households
that earned at least $100,000 per
year.
Further, 60 percent were col-
lege graduates and "an amazing"
37 percent having completed some
form of advanced or graduate
degree work.
'That this constitutes a signifi-
cant spending stream from an
affluent, older population into Gulf,
Franklin and Bay counties is self-
evident," the FSU report reads in
part.
That stream, the report
detailed, flows from across the
eastern United States.
Just 27'percent of participants
in last year's Birding Festival lived,
either full-time or seasonally, in the


This falcon was caught on film by Debbie Hooper during last year's bird-
ing festival.


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area. Another 25 percent from else-
where in Florida.
Which leaves nearly half the
attendees, 48 percent, flocking in
from outside the state, the largest
number coming from Georgia.
Festival participants migrated
from California, Michigan, Illinois,
Colorado, Texas and Alabama.
-Of note was that while the
numbers of attendees from
Michigan and Illinois were few,
they spent considerably more
money during the festival than par-
ticipants from other locales.
That could be a reflection of the
growing presence on the radar
screen Northwest Florida has
attained nationally.
Recent travel articles about
Gulf County have appeared in the
New York Times, Washington Post,
CNN.com and the Associated Press.
The FSU report details a recent
visit by the travel writer for the
Houston, Chronicle, an experienced
birder who came away impressed
by the area.
In its conclusion, the FSU
report sets out several points which
"should be-of interest to local busi-
nesses, elected officials and
appointed policy makers:"
It urges continued support of
the festival as an "engine of local
economic growth and development"
is important.
And it encouraged efforts to
entice visitors to extend their
length of stays to the area, increas-
ing revenues generated by the festi-
val.
"More importantly, by encour-
aging l cal participation the sur-
roundibAg communities would also
benefit as residents would spend
longer times in their own commu-
nity and spend more money locally
as opposed to traveling to attend
similar events and expend
resources elsewhere."
A carefully targeted marketing
strategy, the report noted, would
play an important part, focusing on
birding but reflecting that the area
is.teeming with other wildlife.
Coordination with local busi-
nesses, particularly those stressing
eco-tourism, could be a boost for
the festival.
And, above all, the report
emphasized the importance of pro-
tecting and maintaining the biolog-.
ical richness and diversity of the
area.
"Althotugh the primary message
of this report is economic in
nature, the reader should also real-
ize that there is a message about
.the link, between environmental


ethics and good business.
"The key to eco-tourism's
development in 'Old Florida' is
access to abundant, high quality


pristine environments, open spaces
and abundant wildlife found in
Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties.
Without these amenities, tourist


draws are. weakened and tourist
dollars flowing into the community
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months to get a positive response
from efforts to have a turn lane and
a traffic light placed at the intersec-
tion of Highway 98 and 1st Street.
City commissioners have
expressed their concern that some-
one is going to get killed at the
intersection if something is not
done to allow safe turning at the
intersection. They received a
response this week from FDOT to
their request that did not ease their
minds of this concern.
-The letter basically states that


FDOT would, within six to nine
months, look into re-marking the
roadway at the intersection to
accommodate turn lanes. These
turn lanes would not include a
matching change in lighting to
include a turn or delay for turn
light.
'That won't fix the problem,"
said Commissioner Benny Roberts.
"This won't help anyone,"
echoed Mayor Frank Pate.
FDOT did state that the turn
lanes were justified based on
restricted sight at the intersection.
They also seemed to infer the real


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fix for the problem (turn lane right-
of-way and turn lights) could take
up to five years to work its way
through the department's work
plan.
Commissioners still fear that
the problem might not be satisfac-
torily corrected until a fatal acci-
dent occurs.
Seeking to Activate
Fresh Water Canal
Bill Kennedy, Preble-Rish
Engineer, told commissioners that,
application for a consumption use
water permit to approve the use of
water from the city's fresh water


(From Page


7A)


optimal protection against wave
erosion,- said Sample, who has
worked in erosion control for more
than two decades.
,The ProTecTube, which is
manufactured by a Chicago com-
pany which makes large fabric
containers to carry massive quan-
tities of fuel anrd potable water for
the military, has other unique fea-
tures.
'It is a permeable fabric, which
* wifen covered with sand will allow
the planting and rooting of sea
oats to further enhance the
chances of creating a natural dune
ecosystem,
t Additionally, the color of the
tube going in. at White Sands
matches in color the white sands of
the beach.
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The first section of the ProTecTube was sculpted to fit snugly into the
existing dune structure at the south end of White Sands Drive.


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the Northwest Florida Water
Management District.'
Kennedy said the use permit
was for two million gallons of water
per day. After a brief discussion as
to whether two million gallons per
day was sufficient for needs the
board agreed to further discuss
water requirements during a work-
shop session before making appli-
cation.
In Other Business
Agreed to advertise for a pub-
lic hearing to discuss the feasibility
of establishing sewer service to the
Cape.
Awarded Wausau. Farms the
sprigging bid ($1,475) and Coastal
Landscaping the irrigation contract
($4,807) for the Lamar .Faison
Soccer Field project.
Set up a meeting to iron out a
stormwater. flooding problem at a
home near the Battle Street
stormwater project. The contractor,,
engineers and city representatives
will meet Wednesday to discuss
and evaluate the problem.


The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. April 3. 2003 Page 5A
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Apill 10 at 4:30 p.m. Carmen McLemore and Nathan
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"That is just a temporary stop
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Course Produces First


Crop of Master Gardeners


by Tim Croft
The community became a little
more horticulturally evolved last
week as a course offered through
the Garden Club of Port St. Joe
yielded its first crop of master gar-
deners.
And while the bounty of 10 has
now been seeded with all matters
flora, the harvest of master garden-
ers, more importantly, grows the
,services that can be offered by the
county Extension Service.
"I thought it was a wonderful
course," said Pauline Pendarvis,
who with nine others cor iprised the
"Master Gardener" graduating class.
"With the number of books, it was
like a college course, but the hands-
on experience was nice."
The dedication and effort
required from the students could
also be likened to a college course.
The minimum requirement of
schooling to earn the Master
Gardener designation is 52 hours in
the state of Florida.
The local course was 64 hours
of work, covering everything from
plant identification to growing
Shitake mushrooms in an oak log.
"This was a total of 64 hours of
intensive training," said Roy Lee
Carter, the County Extension Agent
and the coordinator of the course.
"(The students) were extremely
energetic and enthusiastic."
The textbooks nearly added up
to a large metropolitan phone book.
The class began in the final
week of September, broke in mid-
November for the holidays and
resumed Feb. 5, running until last
week's final exam and bestowment
of degrees.
Along the way students learned
how to identify plants, vegetables
and insects and proper pruning
techniques.
They learned about soil chem-
istry, fertilizing requirements and
lawn care. How to effectively graft
and to grow exotic mushrooms with
just some mushroom sperm, a log
and plenty of moisture.
The classes even ventured out
of town, to several horticulture and
learning centers around the area for
field trips.
The classes were led by a host
of specialists and Ph.D.s brought in


from the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Science and extension offices
throughout the region.
"It was an incredible course,"
said Wayne Blevins. "It provided me
exactly with what I had to have."
That, said Blevins, a physician's
assistant at Gulf Pines Hospital and
Bay Medical Center, was the scien-
tific and technical insight into the
myriad interactions in the plant
world.
"It was a broad-based learning
entity with good focus," Blevins
said. "It was very comprehensive.
We had some top-notch instruc-
tors."
And Carter was typically able to
help the students sift through the
often technical jargon for clearer
understanding of the covered topics.
The students weren't the only
ones gleaning knowledge along the
way.
"It enlightened me on a lot of
things," Carter said. "It was a great
benefit for the students and the
instructors."
Completing the course leads to
a garden-variety of applications,
some obvious, others not so.
For instance, Pendarvis saw a
tie-in to a project she has taken on
this year as part of her job as City
Clerk of Port St. Joe, which is the
spearheading the makeover and
upkeep of the city's cemeteries.
"I thought (the course) would
help me make better decisions on
landscaping and plants and so
forth," Pendarvis said.
Blevins has already applied
what he learned to his backyard.
,The "Master Gardener" course
is a boon for more than the stu-
dents, for in the graduating class
the County Extension Office replen-
ishes its stock of volunteers.
Part of the commitment for the
students who paid $160 apiece -
is to volunteer 50 hours to the
Extension Service.
They become, if you will,, the
grassroots of the service, lending
their newly-honed expertise in all
things horticulture to those in the
community seeking answers and
help.
"That is the bottom line" of the
course, Carter said.


Mosquito Control Asks for Help


Pesticide spraying is a tightly
regulated enterprise. Mosquito con-
trol is guided by similar, rigid regu-
lations. Florida regulations state
mosquito spraying can only be jus-
tified for any of three reasons:
1. Customer service requests,
known as mosquito complaints-
These calls keep the control depart-
ment informed of mosquito popula-
tion outbreaks.
2. Surveillance-Carbon dioxide
and/or light traps are placed in
strategic areas. Mosquito counts are
taken, and identification of individ-
ual species helps personnel deter-
mine spraying strategies and ideals
spraying times.




Harry Howell
Harry Howell, 76, of Mexico
Beach, formerly of Marianna, died
Tuesday, April 1 in Marianna.
He was born September 6,
1926 to the late John Fate and Vera
Mae Key Howell. He graduated from
Graceville High School, Troy State
University and received his masters
degree from Florida State
University. His career began as a
coach at Marianna High School in
1949 until 1959 when he became
principal at Riverside High School
and later at Marianna High School.
After serving as principal, he
.became the Superintendent of
Sunland in Marianna and later at
Sunland in Gainesville. He retired
as Sub-District Administrator with
HRS in Panama City. He was a vet-
eran of WWII and a lifetime mem-
ber of the Marianna Elks Lodge. He
had lived in Mexico Beach since
1976 and was an active member of
The First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach.
He was preceded in death by a
brother, Jack Howell.
He is survived by his wife of 52
years, Emily Golson Howell of
Mexico Beach; one daughter, Karen
Henrickson and husband Phil of
Malone; one son, Randy Hpwell and
wife Jan of Marianna; five grand-
children, John and Ted Howell,
Kristin Roberts, Karey Hewett and
Jane Donalson; three great-grand-
children Kendall and Brook
Cummings and Sarah Hewett; one
sister Mary Virginia Pelham and a
brother John Howell both of
Graceville.
Funeral services were conduct-
ed Thursday, April 3, at 10:00 a.m.
CST at First United Methodist
Church in Marianna with Revs. Ted
;Lovelace and Fred Zeigler officiat-
ing. Burial followed in Riverside
Cemetery with James and Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox Chapel
i directing.
Those wishing may make
memorial contributions to the
building fund of The First United
Methodist Church of Mexico Beach
or their charity of choice.


3. Landing rate counts-These
are performed by Mosquito Control
personnel during the spraying oper-
ations.
How can the residents -help?
The Gulf County Mosquito Control
Department asks that ,people keep
calling in service requests. This will
prompt a few questions to help
improve service.
Mosquito Control also needs
places to set mosquito traps. They
are developing a network of sites for
building a data base of species
information. There is still much to
learn about the mosquito popula-
tions. Different species of mosqui-
toes require different tactics to kill
them. Some species .are daytime
biters while others, evening or
nighttime. Some are ankle biters,
others prefer the face or neck.
Anyone who can offer a safe,
permanent site for. the traps, or
wants to place a. service request,
can call the Gulf County Mosquito
Control Office at 227-1401 or 639-
4084 .. ..


Blevins said, "I got so much out
of it and I look forward to giving
back to the community." .
Blevins noted that he often
would need answers to questions
about various horticulture projects
he was undertaking, but the bona.
fides of those he was consulting
were not always clear.
Further, Carter is but one man" .- .
in a large rural county. Flagging him
down for consultation can be like
lassoing the Roadrunner of cartoon
fame.
With completion of the course,
Blevins noted, Carter now has a vol-
unteer platoon to shoulder some of'
that responsibility.
Whether another "Master
Gardener" course will be held
depends on the level of existing
interest.
The class-size threshold for the
course is 10 students.
"If I get the students I'd do it
again in a heartbeat," Carter said.
Blevins said, "Anybody with an Sporting green thumbs and cer
interest in plants, they should treat offered through the Garden Club o
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Let 'em have the suds and the
strumpets rendered crazy or what-
ever they're called yonder in
Panama City.
Give me blinding white sands,
an expansive ceiling that redefines
blue each, time you walk outside
and temperatures that brown with-
out burning.
I'll' take the spring siesta in
Florida as postcards, and artists,
can only feebly capture. "
That two or three week stretch
between the cold that many of us;
ran away from with a speed Dale
Earnhardt Jr., could appreciate
and the pavement-buckling heat.
When gentle breezes caress
blinds and the sunsets render
Roget's thesaurus useless.
In another lifetime, I did the
Spring. Break bacchanalia, driving
a dilapidated car some things,
actually, haven't changed with
some buddies from Ohio.
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promptly suffered a serious case of
sunburn a girlfriend's .tanning
tips were, it turned out, a signal
that the relationship was"also
heading south and was, after,48
<-hours sprawled on a hotel bed in
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cold.
I've also lived and worked in
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Maybe, it's the long clammy
winter or the dreary and disturbing
images, of war, protests, political
pique and pompous prognostica-
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the majority of the young. Sad to
say it was on me.
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mother came to visit.' Other than
one brief trip to Orlando many
moons back, it was a first trek to
the Sunshine State.
Which, of course, promptly
failed to live up to the billing. Rain,
clouds, cold temperatures. Heck,
she could have stayed in Michigan
and, with a chaise lounge and
Panama hat, pretended to be in
Florida.
Until Thursday, when the
clouds retreated and the sun
glowed. For nearly four hours, my
mother and I sated ourselves of the
seashore, the waves cooperatively
rolling in attired in white tops, the
sun pinching our cheeks to pink,
the sea breeze bracing.
That night, my mother, a devo-
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Asking her son to explore vari-
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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. April 3, 2003 Page 7A


Regional Outlook Remains St


by Tim Croft
Northwest Florida continues
to defy state and national eco-
nomic trends, with the unemploy-
ment rate well below the state
average and continuing strong
retail sales, according to a report
from the Haas Center for
Business Research and Economic
Development at the University of
West Florida.
The unemployment rate in
Gulf. County was 4.96 percent
during the third quarter of 2002,
a slide from the 5.38 percent
from the same period in 2001.
.According to David Truax, a
combination of factors' indicate
that the county, which added 35
jobs during the period in ques-
tio;i, and the region, which sport-
ed- 'a 3.9 percent unemployment
rate for the 2002 third quarter,
should continue to be impervious
to: trends seen elsewhere in the
state and nation.
The state unemployment rate
for the 2002 third quarter was
5.56 percent, up from 5.02 per-
cent the year before.
"Northwest. Florida has been
shielded from rthe effects of the
sluggish economy due in large


part to the high concentration of
industry dealing in tourism,
health care and the military,"
Truax reported. "(Proposed)
increases in military spending
will continue to bring money to
the Northwest Florida area as well
as jobs, many of which will be
high-tech, high-skilled and high-
paying."
In some measure, Gulf
County even defied regional
trends, which saw the unemploy-
ment rate sneak up in eight of the
16 counties in Northwest Florida.
Retail sales in the county also
showed signs of growth, which
should continue through the first
quarter of this year, according to
analyst Emily Hayes.
Retail sales grew 2.5 percent
during the third quarter of 2002
compared to the same period in
2001, from $19.63 million to
$20.13 million.
The region overall realized a
3.9 percent jump in retail sales.
Early figures indicate that the
growth in retail sales should con-
tinue in the, county, Hayes report-
ed.
She predicts retail sales will
top out at $16.81 million for the


fourth quarter of 2002, a rise of
12.8 percent, and surge to $17.57
million in the current quarter, a
jump of 10.4 percent over the
same period last year.
"The estimated figures ... sug-
gest continued growth for retail
sales in Northwest Florida,"
Hayes reported. "The forecast for
the first quarter of 2003 esti-
mates the trend of increased
growth .. will continue."
Another positive sign for the
area is found in real estate sales,
which one tour of the county will
indicate remain strong regardless
of what happens around the state
and nation.
The primary reason, analyst
Kellie Arthur reported, was that
"real estate markets remain a
favorable -investment alternative
over stocks and bonds in 2003."
According to, the National
Association of Realtors, house-
holds added $200 billion in per-
sonal wealth from home sales
during 2002, partially .offsetting
multi-trillion dollar losses in the
debt and equity markets.
Sales of new residential
homes jumped 24.1 percent
across the region in the third


Arizona Chemical Tabs New Plant Manager; B


by Tim Croft
Unearthing a link in the chain
of. succession recently announced
at Arizona Chemical is as simple as
spelling "team."
Hal Beyer, manager of Arizona
Chemical's' facility in Port St. Joe
the past four years, centered dis-
cussion about his selection as
plant manager in Panama City
around the "wonderful people" he
worked with here.
Meanwhile, Randy Brockman,
who- after three years as production
supervisor has been named to suc-
ceed Beyer as plant manager in
Port St. Joe, spoke primarily of his
being just "one of 95" at the local
facility.
The changes in leadership at
the two area plants were
announced late last week by Andy
Lacara, director of operations for
the Jacksonville-based chemical
company.
Each man has been in his new'
position for nearly three weeks.
As plant managers, Brockman
and Beyer assume the leadership of
their plants' operational- functions,
including safety, -environmental,
productivity, quality and cost con-
trol..
Beyer is a 26-year veteran of
Arizona Cherruical and was a
chemist with Sylvachem in Port St.
Joe dating back to 1976.
Sylvachem was ultimately pur-
Chased by Arizona Chemical.
Between stints with Arizona
Chemical in Port St. Joe 1986-94,
1999-2003 Beyer was also plant
manager at the company's
Picayune, Miss., plant.
[ ..Though he has long lived in
B3ay County, Beyer said his heart
would remain in Port St. Joe, where
he' has been a fixture in the com-
munity for nearly three decades.
"There are wonderful folks at
the plant, worqderfuqfolks I worked
with, a wonderful community,"
Beyer said from his new Panama


City office.
The Poit St. Joe plant, with 95
employees, is less than half the size
of the Panama City facility, which
has 215 employees.
"There are plenty of challenges
here," Beyer said. "It's a different
set of challenges."
Among those will be continuing
' a record of success in areas of safe-
ty and addressing environmental
impacts.
The Port St. Joe facility has
gone more than three years without
a reportable accident, a tribute,
Beyer said, to team effort.
Beyer, who holds a bachelor of
science degree in chemistry from
Ursinus College, a-bachelor of sci-
ence in accounting from Florida
State University and an MBA from
the University of West Florida,
answered the call from the compa-
ny to assume the leadership of,the
Panama City plant, but not without
at least a twinge of regret.
"They are the best people to
work with," Beyer said of the Port
St. Joe workforce. "It is the best
c.rmmi-initv to work in. My heart is
r iLth PFoi t St. Joe." .
Brockman has lived in Port St.
Joe the past eight years, spending
the first five as production supervi-
sor at Arizona Chemical's Panama
City facility.
He and his wife, Nancy, a
teacher's aide at Port St. Joe
Middle School, have four children,
including three who are grown.
Brockman acknowledged the
large shoes he has to fill, but noted
that filling them will depend on 94
other folks.
"Mr. Hal has helped bring
about a lot of improvements in a lot
of areas here," Brockman said. "I
am just one person out here. There
are a lot more important people out
here than me. In fact, I could prob-
ably name 94 of them.
"I am blessed to work with
many mighty fine people."


Brockman was reared in
Wisconsin, earning a bachelor's
degree in chemical engineering
from the University of Wisconsin.
Which, given his loyalty to the
home-state Green Bay Packers,
numbers him among the legions
affectionately known as
"Cheeseheads."
"It's rumored I've got green and
gold blood in my veins," Brockman
said behind a hearty laugh, noting
the Packers' team colors.
A malady that puts him slight-
ly out of sync in Garnet-and-Gold
land.
"I'm not sure who has the gold
right, Florida State or the Green
Bay Packers," Brockman said with
a chuckle.
He -was working for Union
Carbide in West Virginia when an
opportunity to join Arizona
Chemical in the Florida Panhandle
arose.
'This is paradise," Brockman
said. "I love the climate, the beach-
es, the fishing."
Not to mention getting out on
the road astride his prized Harley-,
Davidson.
There you have it, Beyer and


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15.9 percent across the region. rose 8.58 percent, with Melissa current
"In contrast to the continued
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36.5 percent.
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touching kids from every socio-eco-:
nomic class.
Their efforts are rarely defined
exclusively by the school-day bells.
They are, quite simply, teach-
-ers,' illustrating the bedrock of the
profession more adeptly than
Webster's.
"We should celebrate the pro-
fession of teaching any chance we
get," said DeEtta Smallwood, last
year's District Teacher of the Year,
who was also recognized during
Tuesday's program.
"We need each'other ... let's be
quick to pat ourselves on the back.".
Quoting from a song,
Smallwood said of teachers, "With
this light we touch tomorrow
today."
Tuesday's program was put
together by Tim Wilder, principal at
Port St. Joe Elementary, and Ken
Murphy. The program was aimed at
honoring both this year's and last


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Wewahitchka, DUI; John Tate, 36,
of Panama City, DWLSR; John
Vickery, 25, of Wewahitchka, VOP-
battery;, John Buckalew, 32, of
Wewahitchka, worthless check;
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Joe, DWLSR.
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year's Teacher of the Year nomi-
nees.
The district did not hold a ban-
quet or program last year, due inr
part, Kelley said, to budget con-
straints.
In addition to a 40-minute
video tribute to the district's out-
standing teachers, the guest speak-
er for the program was a local-'
done-well.
Paula Waller, a 1965 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School and now
the executive director of Panhandle
Area Education Consortium
(PAEC), a public/private education
partnership which provides a vari-
ety of services and programs to 14
Northwest Florida districts, talked
about the legacy of excellence
instilled in. her as a youngster in
Gulf County.
"It's a legacy I am very proud
of," Waller said. "We became teach-
ers because of a desire to make a
difference ... Never forget your
impact as a teacher."
Judging by the plaudits hurled
their way by those who have
watched them work, no award is
sufficient to reward the. impacts
from this year's Teacher of the Year
nominees.


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(From Page 1A)
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board,before being taken up by the
County Commission.
The mpst crinucal aspect to next
Thursday's workshop, therefore, is
for a public airing of any concerns
or plaudits about the development
long before the effort hits the final
stretch run.
"We would like the public com-
ment." Hendry said. "I would hope
that the people with positive com-
ments would be ready to step up
and air them.
"It really is a workshop atmos-
phere. It's supposed to be creative
and constructive. It's a good way to
learn more about what's going on."


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unsolicited mail, care packages, or
donations to service members for-
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family member, loved one. or per-
sonal friend.
The Department of Defense
cannot support creative and well-
intentioned efforts that defeat force
protection measures, but can
instead recommend alternatives to
mail and donation programs. To
show support overseas, the follow-
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Sharks Split Bellview Spring Trip Lady Shai
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PORT ST. JOE 5, BELLVIEW 2
The Port St. Joe Sharks improved to 10-4 overall
on the season with Friday's 5-2 victory at Bellview.
The Sharks took a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth
inning, but Bellview narrowed the lead to 3-2 in the
bottom half of the frame. The Sharks added one run in
both the sixth and seventh innings.
Travis Burge (1-3) gave up one earned run, and
scattered five hits over seven innings to pick up the
win. Burge struck out five batters and walked one.
"Travis pitched the best game of the season," said
head coach Chuck Gannon.
Chase Millender went 3 for 3 with three singles to
lead the Sharks at the plate. Randall Johnson was 2
for 3 with an RBI while Travis Burge and Stephen
Besore each had a single and two RBI.
"Chase Millender ripped three shots, and Stephen
Besore had a clutch two-out base-hit in the fourth
inning," added Gannon.
PORT ST. JOE 2, BELLVIEW 5
In the second game of their doubleheader against


Bellview, the Sharks faced Eric Spivey, a 6-foot-4 right-
hander who has already signed with the University of
Florida. Port St. Joe hit the ball well, but right at the
Bellview defense to suffer a 5-2 loss.
Bellview took an early 4-0 lead with two runs in
both the first and second innings. The Sharks scored
two runs in the third to narrow the lead to 4-2.
Bart Lowry (0-1) gave up three earned runs on five
hits and five walks, striking out seven in six innings to
absorb the loss on for the Sharks (10-5).
Chase Millender led Port St. Joe at the plate, going
3 for 4 with three singles and two RBI. Millender went
6 for 7 at the plate in the doubleheader.
"Bart Lowry pitched well after the first two innings,
and did a good job against the 5A Bellview club," added
Gannon.
The Sharks will host Blountstown on Thursday at
7:00 ET in a District 3-2A game, Deluth, Ga., on Friday
at 7:30, Florida High on Saturday at 1:00 and
Marianna on Tuesday at 6:00.


Varsity Girls Softball
April 3 Blountstown Home 6:00
April 4 Vernon Home 6:00
April 8 La Rue Co. Kentucky Wewahitcka 5:00
April 10 Greenwood Kentucky Home 7:00
April 14 Florida High Away 7:00
April 15 Vernon Away 6:30
April 17 Liberty County Away 6:00
April 22 Carrabelle Away 7:00
April 24 Altha Home 6.00
April 25 Wewahitchka Home 6:00
April 29 District Tournament Blountstown
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April 11 Wewahitchka Home 7:00
April 17 Quincy Away 6:00
April 18 Carrobelle Home 6:00
April 22 Marianna Away 6:30
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rks Improve to
Belin was 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI. runs, and overa
Hayley Quintana went 2 for 4 with fun," said Belin.
two RBI. Molly Garrett had a single The .Lady
and two RBI, Melissa Nixon and Blountstown on
Anna Tankersley each had a single ET in a District 3
and an RBI, and Andrea Hernandez on Friday at 6:C
and Danielle Maxwell each added a County, Kentuci
single. 5:00 in Wewahiti
"We played well, Danielle PSJ 0 08 0a4
pitched well, we hit, scored some
Kiwanis Plans
Select Shot This Week
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
will hold this year's annual golf Feature
tournament fundraising event for.
charity at the beautiful St.
Joseph's Bay Country Club on
Saturday, May 3. Dr. Robert E.*
King is serving as Tournament i *I
Chair. ,
All funds raised will help sup- -
port Kiwanis Club's community
service programs which focus on .
helping to meet the needs of young Joseph State Park.
children and youth in Port St. Joe plan with hardwc
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hole-in-one shoot-outs; 'and
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PORT ST. JOE 14, HOLMES Co. 1
THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH '
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
'improved to 9-5 overall on the sea-
son with Thursday night's 14-1 vic-
tory over Holmes County in six
innings.
The Lady Sharks scored three
in the first, one in both the second
and fourth innings, four in the
fifth, and put the mercy rule in
effect with five runs in the sixth.
Becky Belin (8-3) threw five no-
hit innings with five strikeouts and
three walks to 'pick up the win.
Danielle Maxwell gave up one
earned run on two hits in an inning
of relief.
Shanna Collier went 2 for 2
with a double and an RBI and Anna
Tankersley was 2 for 4 with three
RBI to lead the Lady Sharks at the
plate. Melissa Nixon and Sherry
Foster each had a single and two
RBI. Becky Belin, Danielle Maxwell
and Jessica Sherrill each had a
single; while Molly Garrett added
an RBI.
"We played well and had some
timely hits, better defense, good
pitching, and lots of hustle," said,
head coach Jim Belin. "It's nice to
win a game big for change., I was
very pleased."
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PORT ST. JOE 15, APALACHICOLA 2
MONDAY, MARCH 31ST
The Lady Sharks improved to
10-5 on the season with Monday
night's 15-2 victory over Apalach-
icola in five innings.
Apalachicola took a 2-0 lead
with two runs in the bottom of the
first inning. However, Port St. Joe
took over from there, scoring eight
runs in the top of the second, four
in the fourth and three in the fifth
to put the mercy rule in effect.
Danielle Maxwell (2-2) gave up
two earned runs on five hits and
two walks while striking out two
to pick up 'the win on the mound.
S hana Collier led the Eady
Sharks at"the plate, going 4 for'5
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The Annual District 5 Spring Cleanup will begin, Monday, April
7, 2003. All items must be placed on the right-of-way by
Friday, April 4, 2003. The clean-up will begin in Cape San Bias
(starting at State Park) through Indian Pass, Simmons Bayou,
Cape Plantation, Jones Homestead, Oak Grove and Port St.
Joe. This is a one time pick-up NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

All items must be Separated
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PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE

If you have any questions, please contact the Gulf County
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Publish March 27 & April3



This Week In Sports Port St. Joe High


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wewahitchka High School


BRETT MILLENDER

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WEWAHITCHKA 7, BAY HIGH 3
THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 9-7 overall on the sea-
son with Thursday's 7-3 win over
Bay. High, in the Bay Medical
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in the tournament.
The Gators took a 3-2 lead in
the top of the third inning, then
added two tuns in both the fourth
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Jonathan Thomas (3-2) gave up
only one earned run on seven hits
and two walks while fanning four to
pick up the win.
Brett Millender went 2 for 4
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for 4 with a pair of singles to lead
the Gators' attack. Steve Peak.and
Michael Gortman each had a single
and two RBI, while Trampus
Andrews and Will Strange each
added a single.
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WEWAHITCHKA 8, SNEADS 5
TUESDAY, APRIL 1ST
The Gators improved to 10-7 on
the season with Tuesday night's 8-
5 victory over Sneads.
Wewahitchka took an early 5-0
lead with one run in the bottom of
the first inning and four in the sec-,
ond. They added two in the fourth
and one in the fifth.
Steve Peak allowed one
unearned run on three hits and six
walks while striking out four to pick
up the win with 4 1/3 innings on
the mound. Beau Ludlum gave up'
three earned runs on three hits and
one walk and struck out one in 2 ;
2/3 of relief.
Josh Pitts went 2 for 4 with a
home run and two RBI. Steve Peak
was 2 for 4 with an RBI and
Trampus Andrews went 2 for 3 with
a pair of singles to lead the Gators
at the plate. Justin Barnes had a
double and drove in three runs,
Greg Adkison and Michael Gortman
each had a single and an RBI and
Brett Millender, Jonathan Thomas
and Will Strange each added a sin-
gle.
The Gators will host Rickards
on Thursday at 6:00 CT and Liberty
County on Friday at 6:00 before
traveling to Aucilla Christian onr
Tuesday for a District 3-A game at
3:00.
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The Wewahitchka Lady Gators,
ranked No. 2 in this week's Class A
state softball poll, had this past
week off for spring break. The Lady

Mock Accident Drill
In Wewahitchka
Residents of Wewahitchka
should be aware that the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office and other
emergency service departments will
be staging a "mock accident" near
the high school on Monday, April 7.-
As part of a traffic safety pro-
gram which will begin about 10:50
a.m. CDT, several emergency serv-
ice vehicles, responding with lights
a' nd sirens, will be used.
There will be no need for alarm.
In case of bad weather on
Monday, the program will be held at
the, same time on Friday, April 11.
SAn, invitation is extended to
anyone who would like to attend
this alcohol-related educational'
. program to arrive at the football
field prior to the scheduled time.


Gators will pick back up this week
when they host Lincoln, No. 2 in


Class 5A, at 6:00 CT on Thursday.
On Friday, they will travel 'to R. F.
Munroe for a District 3-A game at
5:30 and, will host LaRue County,
Kentucky on Tuesday at 6:00.

Select Shot from Page 10
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Six hundred dollars .of prize
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three teams. $300 will be awarded
to the winning team, $200 to the
second place team, and $100 to the
third place team.
If you are interested in playing
in this event, you can register your
four-person team by contacting
Shirley Jenkins at (850) 229-6652
or Linda Griffin at (850) 229-6117.
Each team must have an A, B, C, &
D handicap player. The entry fee is
a $50 donation per player.
Additional information will be
presented in upcoming editions of
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Request forms may be picked up at the

TDC office (Robert M. Moore Admin.

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Pickett at 229-7800. All requests must be

'turned in by April 18, 2003 for considera-

tion. Publish Feb.27, March 6 & 20, April 3, 2003


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School
CHASE,
a senior second basemen, went 6 for
7 at the plate with six singles
and two RBI in the Sharks
doubleheader against
Bellview on Friday. LADY





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Charity Horse Show & Music Festival


The 5th Annual Gulf Coast
Charity Horse Show and Music
Festival will be held at Frank
Brown Park in Panama City Beach
from Thursday, April 24 through
Saturday, April 26.
This year's event will feature
food, merchandise and rides for the
kids and the best Tennessee
Walking Horses in the country. Two
national acts are booked to provide
the after show entertainment. The
Swingin' Medallions will perform
on Thursday and Friday night after
the show and the Fabulous
Expressions will perform on
Saturday night after the show. The
Ivey Brothers will perform each day
prior to the show as soon as the
gates open, which will be at 4:00
p.m. on Thursday and Friday and
at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The
weekend will be exciting fun for the
whole family.
Thanks to the efforts of all the
sponsors and over 200 volunteers
the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show
is in its 5th year and has already
achieved many national awards
including the highest awards a
horse show can receive in this
country.
The Gulf Coast charity Horse
Show and Music Festival tradition-
ally has over 500 horses entering
the show with some coming from as
far -away as California to compete.
The crowd is estimated at 10,000
people per night attending the
show.
The Gulf Coast Charity Horse
,Show and Music Festival is one of
the largest charity events in
Northwest Florida. "Since the
inception of the Gulf Coast Horse
Show and Music Festival this
organization has donated more
than $300,000 to charities in
Northwest Florida. We are happy to
do our part for our community.
Working with outstanding organi-
zations such' as Hospice of the
Emerald Coast and' Gulf Coast
Community College makes it, all
worthwhile," says Sister Blackmon
Milligan, President of the Gulf
Coast Charity Horse Show and
Music Festival and local attorney.
The Gulf Coast Charity Horse
Show and Music Festival is a char-
itable event that is always held the


last full weekend of April in
Panama City Beach. The purpose of
the event is to host a national
Tennessee Walking Horse Show to
benefit local charitable organiza-
tions in the Panhandle while gener-
ating a positive economic impact on
the local economy. Money spent in
local restaurants; hotels and small
businesses by horse show patrons
helps to secure jobs and drive our
local economy. In turn the horse
show not only benefits local chari-
table organizations but the entire
community benefits during the
show week in April of every year. It
is also great to have the opportuni-
ty to educate the public on different
breeds of horses, particularly the
Tennessee Walking Horse, the
smoothest riding horse in the
.world.
There will also be a wine arbor


sponsored by National Distributing
of Pensacola featuring vintages
from around the world with wine
tasting each night. This arbor area
will allow the wine enthusiast to
savor their favorite wine while they
enjoy a world class horse show.
General admission is $10.00
for adults. Children six and under
are free. Admission includes enter-
tainment. Reserved table seating
with wonderful catered meals are
available by advanced purchase.
There are a few sponsorship oppor-
tunities still available. Anyone
desiring information to attend this
great event that benefits Northwest
Florida and the Tennessee Walking
Horse Industry should call Sister
Bhackmon Milligan or Ben ILee at
850-914-9030 or the Panama City
Beach Convention and Visitors
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Counties. She said that since the
board invested an additional
$33,489 from special reserves, this
amount is actually more than
would have been available for the
annual campaign after accounting
expenses and anticipated pledge
loss.


Rev. and Mrs. Oliver Taylor


Rev. Taylor Speaks


at DAR Meeting

The Saint Joseph Bay Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
held its regular monthly meeting in March at the Sunset Coastal Grill.
Many members and guests were present.
The featured speaker was the Reverend Oliver Taylor. Mrs. -Taylor was
*also in attendance. A very informative and interesting program was pre-
sented by Reverend Taylor on genealogy. After the discovery of Florida in
1513 by Ponce de Leon, flags of several countries flew over the area, which
later was established by Congiess as the Territory of Florida. The pioneer
families of Florida, or first families, as they were variously called, were
those who lived in the territory before Florida became the twenty-seventh
state on March 3, 1845.
Because of the perilous, times of,today,- Reverend Taylor ,touched--on
the h.t,.Qf .the ,DAR,,w hchjfQopuses, God,.home and country. .The
Chapter appreciates the timely and sincere message that Re% c rendiiLTlor
brought.
After a delicious lunch and the business session the meeting was
adjourned. The April meeting will feature the Good Citizen Essay contest,
with the presentation and speeches of the contest entrants. The DAR is
proud to sponsor these outstanding students.


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Northwest Florida board chair,
announced recently that United
Way will be investing $1,337,406
this year in grants to health and
human service programs serving
primarily Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, and Washington


Turbeville said that even faced
with last year's uncertainties, local
people and businesses contributed
more than $1,723,974. "This is a
strong indication of just how much
people in our area really care. They
deserve the credit. They made this
possible," she said. "United Way
just gave them an organized way to
show that caring." .,
She said that the United Way
campaigns for the six counties
were Bay County-$1,148,846;
other counties-$131,327;
Combined Federal Campaign-
$327,533; Florida State Employees'
Campaign-$116,269. She also
noted that, since the CFC and
FSECC campaigns are open to
state, national, and international
agencies, they accounted for most
of the designations outside our
area.
"Even though our campaign

Local VFW Plans

Events for April.
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and its Ladies Auxiliary
will hold their April meetings on
Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
This is the month to vote for new
officers. Refreshments will be fur-
nished by Auxiliary members.
Ginny Seefeldt and Betty Rowland
following the meetings.
This weekend the VFW Team.
will be walking in the Relay for Life.
Volunteers to help in the food booth
are needed. The Post would like to
invite the public to come out to
Frank Pate Park. The VFW will be
there from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 4
to 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 5.
The team "VFW Beach Babes and
Bums" has, surpassed their goal for
money collected to wipe out cancer
and would like to thank everyone
who donated to their team mem-
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Yard of the Month Contests Begin In May


The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold their next
meeting on Tuesday, April 8 at
10:00 a.m. EST in the community
room of St. Joe Beach Volunteer
Fire Department at Alabama and
Court Streets in St. Joe Beach.
Now that spring has finally
come, the mood has probably
struck most .people to get started in


the flower garden. Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club invites every-
one to attend -their next meeting
and hear Annett Philips' program
about beautiful wildflowers,
including suggestions about where
and when to i ant them along with
favorite local plants.
The club's annual yard of the
month contest begins on May 1


Annie Marie Capuano and David Scott Walters

.Capuano and Walters to Wed


The parents of Annie Marie
Capuano and David Scott Walters
are happy to announce the engage-
inent and upcoming marriage of
their children.
9 Annie is a 1993 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School and a
1995 graduate of Gulf Coast
Community College in Panama
City. She is currently employed as
a clinical manager with Rotech
Healthcare.
David is a 1986 graduate of St.
Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile,
Alabama and a 1992 graduate of
the' University of Alabama. He is
currently employed as a sales rep-
resentative with American Flat
Glass Distributors.
The wedding is planned for


Saturday, June 7 at St. Rita
Catholic Church in Destin.

PSJH Class of 1993

10th Reunion Planned
Yes, it has been ten years! The
Port St. Joe HIigh class of 1993 will
hold its ten year class reunion this
summer. A date for the celebration
has' not yet been set.
A reunion committee is being
formed to arrange a schedule of
events. ,Everyone interested in
helping plan the reunion is asked
to contact. Ana Wood at 647-1667
or send her an email message at
analisa-07@yahoo.com.


Steven O'Barr and Saprina Suggs

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and the ladies will be out looking at
yards and taking photos.
The club's annual plant sale
will take place on Saturday, April
19 at the east end of Gulf Foods in
Mexico Beach. There will be baked
goods, old treasures and-books for
sale.
The hostesses for April will be
Ruth Haugs and Louise Kessel.
They will be serving some delec-
table treats. Louise' Kessel served
two years as the club's first presi-
dent twenty-five years ago. She still
hand-paints the name tags for
members. Her deceased husband
Glenvil, a national hand carver,
made the first mallet, carved., from a
'piece of wild cherry limb he found
at Wakulla Springs. Carved on the
end' of the mallet is a magnolia
blossom, and the names of the ,first
presidents of the club carved
around the mallet. The mallet was
put to rest some years ago, on a
cradle fastened to a plaque made
by Bob LaPlante, with the rest of
the past presidents' names on it.


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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
www.StarFL.com


COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818

COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


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1602 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
(850) 648-4400 888-385-1844
www.crystalsandsrealty.com

SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


The Ilse Newell Fund for the
Performing Arts will present "A
Family Affair" on Sunday, April 6,
at 4:00 p.m. ET, at the Trinity
Episcopal Church, Apalachicola.
The "Family" is composed of the
families of three sisters: Eugenia
Bowles Watkins, Ruth Bowles
Eckstine, and Matilda Bowles
McLain, all of Magnolia Bluff,
Eastpoint.
Family members providing the
program in addition to the above
will be R. Bedford Watkins, David
P. McLain, Thomas Wyatt Watkins,
his wife, Donna, and their four
children from Indianapolis, IN,
Mary Catherine McLain, her hus-
band, Donavon Diez and daughter
Mimi, from Highland Park, NJ;


Virginia Eckstine McMillan, her
husband, Greg, daughter Annie
and son Tim, and Randi Eckstine
Hamner, all from Jacksonville.
Included in the program will be
instrumental, vocal, and choral
music, selections by the "One-
Night-Stand" barbershop quartet,
clever skits and professional dra-
matic excerpts.
The Ilse Newell Fund is spon-
sored by the Apalachicola Area
Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educa-
tional incorporation in the State of
Florida. A $2.00 donation is
requested at the door for those not
holding season membership cards.
For information, call (850)670-.
8088.


New Harvest Fellowship Auction


The Spring Fling Auction, to be
held by New Harvest Fellowship in
Wewahitchka,. will take place
Saturday, April 12 at the
Wewahitchka Community Center,
Activities will commence at 3:00
p.m. CT with the auction beginning
at 5:00 p.m. CT. ,
The program will include


gospel singing, auction preview,
and spaghetti supper. Dinners will
be available for $5 and will include
spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, and
tea or coffee.
Col. Wade Clark will serve as
auctioneer at this event. Proceeds
will go towards a new church build-


The Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County Welcomes You


St. Joseph


St. Lawrence Mission


Noonday Teaching Series During.

Lent at St. James' Episcopal


On Friday during Lent, Saint
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 service 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, April 4, .Reverend
Morgan Hickenlooper, the Rector of
Grace Episcopal Church in
Panama City Beach will be the
guest preacher. He has previously
served as Administrator and


Deployment Officer of the Diocese
of Michigan.
On Friday, April 11, Fr. Joseph
Hagberg, Rector of St. James'
Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe
will be the guest preacher.
All members of the community
are invited to the Lenten Sermon
Series and are welcome to join in.
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 information contact the
parish office, at 850-227-1845.


First United Methodist to Observe

Holy Week with Guest Ministers


JOLEE

Adopt a Pet from the Humane Society


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are:
Jolee, a female Catahoula Cur Pup
(pictured); Dominique, a white
male lab, already neutered with
shots; Ben, a 3 month old precious
pup; Sandi, a female yellow lab;
Red, a gorgeous male red chow,
Dallas; a female brindle Plott
hound, rare; Dodger; a 3 month old
male Lab/Weimaraner cross, beau-
tiful; Jetson, a 7 month old male
dog; Marcel, a young golden
retriever mix; Dixie, a black shep-


herd female; Rock, a one year old,
male beagle/walker mix; Bullet, a
handsome one year old medium
sized mixed breed dog; georgeous
black lab females .puppies, 3
months old; Ricky, a year old large,
white lab mix male; and several
cats and kittens.
For more information, contact
the .St. Joseph Bay Humane
;Society at 227-1103 or visit the
Humane Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


The First United Methodist
Church will observe Holy Week
with Lenten services Monday April
14 through Friday, April 18 at.
12:00 noon.
There will be a different minis-
ter each day- who will bring the
message in the sanctuary of the
church. Scheduled to speak are:
Monday, Rev. Larry Wells of First
United Pentecostal; Tuesday, Rev.
. David Fernandez of Oak Grove
Assembly of God; Wednesday, Rev.,
Joseph Hagberg of' St. James
Episcopal Church; Thursday, Rev.
Brent Vickery of First Baptist
Singing Commodores
The Visual and Performing Arts,
Division of Ghlf Coast Community
College will present the "Singing
Commodores" on Saturday, April
19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amelia
Center Theatre on campus.
The group will perform num-
bers from Chicago, Rent and
Ragtime, as well as standard jazz
selections. The program is, for the


Church; Friday, Rev. Oliner Taylor
of First United Methodist Church:
Following the message each
day, a soup and sandwich lunch-
eonr will be served in the Fellowship
Hall. All members of the communi-.
ty are welcome at any time, during
the service or luncheon to attend
the Holy Week observance and
share fellowship with friends.
On Easter Sunday, April 20 at
First United Methodist, the chancel
choir will present their Baster
Cantata "Were You There." The
community is invited to come and
celebrate Easter.
to Perform at GCCC
most part, choreographed by Jenny
Freed and enhanced with costumes
designed for the show. Choral
groups from Arnold and Rutherford
high schools will participate as the
"friends" portion of the program.
Donations are accepted. For more
information, call Judy Harrison at
769-1551, ext. 2821.


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


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 am Sunday (CT)
Stations of the Cross 6:30 pm Fridays
Come home to 'Healing the Body of Christ' Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Holy Week: April 17, 7:00 pm April 18, 5:00 pm* April 19, 8:00 pm April 20, 9:30 am

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES'

++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845

First Baptist Church
L 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
'Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
A.ifnister of Music & Education Minister to Students
Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
LI j.j: Morning Worship Service ..8:30.& 11:00 am
.. .. .. Disciple Training .............. .6:00 pm
Evening Worship ............ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am'ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" J

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

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


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


Tour Alaska With RSVP This Summer


The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program will sponsor a 31 day
Alaskan Adventure tour through
Kentucky, Missouri, South Dakota'
and Montana, resting each night
and sight-seeing on the way to the
Canadian Rockies and the entire
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state of Alaska.
The trip is planned from
August 11 through September 11.
For information contact Marita
Stanley, RSVP, 4469 Clinton
Street, Marianna, or call her at
850-482- .32. 2'.


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


._. o FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH'
S 'us Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 1045 a.m.
Adult School ........ 11 a.m.
*Sunday School -o
*Young Children 8 00)

Pastor Rev.vJ. Reid Cameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT TILL IS AT:
an 'VT7,o e ayt st Ilhurch


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


Constitution and Monument
4 NPort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


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


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


:rt E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director


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


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (543-3)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchlka
(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. CTF
Wednesday Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m. CT




WGBW

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88.5FM


First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, Fl. 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............................... 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m., CT
Contemporary .................. ................... 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820


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


Come Celebrate with us!
Grace Baptist Church


The Potter's House
"Where Broken Vessels Are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 63 1 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
S Sunday 10:00 AM ....... .......... Worship Service
1 Sunday 6:00 PM .................. Worship Service
Wednesday 7 PM ..................... Bible Study
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
'I -7 -:-j (850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
'Broken Spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mended


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worsh
9:30 a.m.


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


lip:
Sunday



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S" 1A Po't of Victoiy"

FiRst Ckhurch of the JN\azarene
2420 Long Avenue Poet St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School 10 a.m CIve Lun'O he Lord the qloVr
Sunday Morning Worship .. 11 .m. dLe His name, woslp ihe
Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m Lo.ld in the beauty of holiness.
Wednesday Evening Seivice 7 pm Psalm 29 2


Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing

Arts Presents "A Family Affair"


Gds.
lov

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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. J,., Flr,.:1 32456
(850)2 7-1306 Sunday School
Morning Worship
NO FRILLI5! NO FAD5! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service
JUST LETTING GOD 00DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Discpleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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FWC Announces Free Fishing Days April 5


The Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has designated April 5-6 as Free
Freshwater Fishing Weekend in
Florida, the Fishing Capital of the
World.
During the Free Freshwater


Forgotten Coast

Remembered


Fishing Weekend, anyone, including
non-residents, can sport-fish in any
public freshwater lake or river in
Florida without a fishing license.
The Free Freshwater Fishing
Weekend does not apply to anglers
fishing in saltwater.


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be;
tu1
ing


It has been our priviledge to ha
come to this area for each of the say
last 5 years, staying a little longer yoi
each time. We have loved the quiet, the
the beautiful, largely deserted
sugar sand beach with the dolphins Illil
playing offshore and the sea and
shorebirds everywhere. We have
enjoyed the sighing wind in the tall
pirie woods of the campground
where we stay and the amazing dis-
play of stars at night. It has been a
special "place of the heart" for us.
Over the years we've watched
with some concern the inexorable
creep of development crawling up
the beach; we've noted the ever
more strident "Real Estate for Sale"
leaning off the road sides to grab
your attention, more of the same
every year. As the building has
increased, trees are cut, dunes are
bulldozed and the irreversible
changes are made in this very spe-
cial environment.
One of the new buildings in the
process this year is a monster that
will hold 80 rental units. Its huge-
and at least at this point-ugly.
The campground where, we've
stayed has also been sold to devel-
opers, along with the. property, on
both sides, so this is the last year
we plan to be here.
We're very glad for the good
memories, but sad to see all the
changes. After the developers and
the speculators have made their
millions and left, the forgotten coast
will be a mere shadow of its former
beauty; but the changes will be
irrevocable.
7t\6e..rit plai- to return 'to' the. '
fr t16te io t a feT hli a "ta ie ......''.
charm, quiet and beauty that we
came for will be all gone. But I do
have a couple suggestions, and I
hope the city fathers might consid-
er these as a way of preserving at
least a tiny portion of what was. I'd
like to suggest'that each and every
developer be nrandated to put in a
board walk from their property,
over the dunes out to the beach.
Some have already done this, and it
cpuld help conserve the dunes, at
least a little.
Every year, we have seen an
increase in the vehicles on the
13each at Cape San Blas. By and
lirge, they do not honor the, high .
tide mark-in fact you'll find tire. .
tracks from the very edge of the
water and all the way up to and
sometimes in the dunes. The speed
limit, for most beach drivers, seems
to be about 50 mph, not the 15
mph that is required. I see more
and more vehicles without the
,beach driving permit sticker, so the
local coffers aren't even benefiting.
All this traffic produces piles of
waste-whole roast chickens torn
apart and thrown all over I believe
that if no driving was allowed on'
that beach, those who want this
kind of party are not going to walk
thie 4 miles and carry their kegs and
cases out to the end. And if they
DID walk it, they wouldn't have so
much energy to trash the place


en they arrived. If there were no,
ach driving allowed, maybe the
ties would have a chance at lay-
g their eggs and having them
tch instead of being run over. We
y a very sad farewell, but do wish
u well and hope you will consider
ese suggestions from friends.
-Nancy and Ted Hunter,
nois


"The annual event provides
anglers an opportunity to experi-
ence Florida's outstanding fish-
eries," Ed Moyer, director of the
FWC's Division of Freshwater
Fisheries, said, "It also can serve as
a reminder to those who haven't
been fishing in a while that it is a
healthy, fun, outdoor experience."
During the free fishing period,
all other fishing laws and regula-
tions will remain in effect. A copy of
the Florida Freshwater Sport
Fishing Guide and Regulations
Summary is available at no cost
from any fishing license vendor or
FWC office or from the Freshwater
Fishing section of the FWC Web site
at www.floridafisheries.com.
"The FWC is proud of our;
state's fishing.heritage and designa-
tion as Fishing Capital, of the
World," Moyer said. "We want resi-
dents and visitors to enjoy, our
bountiful and well-managed fish-
eries during this free fishing peri-
od."
The FWC will host a number of


free fishing events statewide. These
events are tailored to the novice
angler and to families. Many events
include free bait, some loaner fish-'
ing rods, refreshments and basic
training to get new anglers started.
For an event near you, see the event
schedule at
www.floridafisheries.com.
"If, after trying it out, you,
decide, like millions of others, that
i"lsiing is a great way to relax,;
reconnect with family and friends
and enjoy yourself, now is a great
time to buy a 5-year resident fresh-
water fishing license," said Bob
Wattendorf, Division of Freshwater
Fisheries marketing coordinator.
Five-year licenses are a'.,ilail-e
at county tax collectors' offices for
:$61.50 (or online at eAnrgler.com for
,an extra $1.95 convenience fee, or
via the FWC's toll-free line at 1-888-
FISH-FLOrida for an extra $3.95
convenience fee). Anglers who
purchase 5-year fishing licenses dur-
ing March or April will receive a free
bonus package of more than $60


YOU WON'T


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Let's Get Ready for Fishing! Marquart's

-...K- Marina;.,




.. .. -OPEN HOUSE

this Saturday, April 5, 2003 (all day)
Refreshments & Bar-B-Q Served!
10-25% OFF SALE
*Weekend Special: 25# and under mono only 1 cent per yard.*


MIS ,95459: 3597 Cape San Blas Rd. 5 bedroom,
. t'.hr.-...',- -,,iffFrorit Home, furnished with ceram-
ic tle jrid ,,rp.-:i In ground pool and hot tub over-
1...:'r,. I. ,.i $749,900.


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MLS #94098: Star Fish A excellent rental potential
- Gulf view 2 bedroom townhome that is fully fur-
nished and just steps to the beach! $259,900.


MLS #94842: This 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms mobile'
home sits on, a beautiful corner lot in St. Joe Beach.
Mature '.]lgn.l3 "nrd Gum trees make this large 125x130
lot outstanding! Only 3 blks from the beach. $1,10,000.



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MLS #94568: 184 Boardwalk Avenue Cape San
Bias 2 bedroom Gulf View home in boardwalk with
pool & hot tub. $285,000.


worth of lures, hooks, magazines
and other fishing premiums from
FWC's corporate sponsors. Details
about theta bonus offer are at
www.floridafisheries.com/5YR-
2003.html.
Looking for a Mother's Day (May
11) or Father's Day (June 15) gift?
You can order them a five-year
license during April and have the,
effective date for the license set up
as 60 days after the purchase. The
,package typically arrives in 3-4


-6


weeks. If you'd like a presentation
certificate stating the license is from
you included with the package, just
fill out the back of the order form at
the Tax Collector's office {this option
is not included via the toll-free or
Internet sales options).
For information about local
fishing opportunities, interested
persons can contact the nearest
regional office of the FWC or visit
the'Freshwater Fisheries Web site at
www.floridafisheries.com.


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ADDRESSES ARE FOR VISITORS AND THE.POST OFFICE.

WE LIVE AT 300 LATITUDE. IT'S AN ADDRESS OF CON-

TRADICTIONS. HOT SANDS AND COOL BREEZES.

S,, ITE BEACHES AND DEEP BLUE WATER. IMMERSED
:: NATURE AND TOUCHED BY TECHNOLOGY.


MLS #95639: 272 Lucia Ave Beacon Hill Estates
- Nice Beach House 3 blocks froni dedicated beach.
Home is aprx 1170 sq.ft. with. 3 bedrooms and 2 full
baths. There is a large deck on front of house, a
screened porch off kitchen and front deck. Cathedral
Ceiling'in Living Room with high windows across
front of house, Storage room off end of Carport. Lot
is. 100X100.


MLS #95758::9255 Starfish Dr. 2 bedroom, 1 bath-
room immaculate mobile home in the 1' .:.'i Hill area of
St. Joe Beach. This is being sold completely furnished and
ready to m ove in to. Excellent ,i, ..:[n. ii i .-1 1 p:.i t-.-ii ir ,


MLS #94977: Mexico Beach 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath-
rooms cedar home on a 99x280 lot. Many upgrades,
hand-laid wood tile floors'& huge garage/workshop.
$179,900.


MLS #95461: 3557 Cape San Bias Road 4 bed-
room, 4 bath Gulf Front Home with pool overlook-
'ing the gulf, many amenities. $849,900.


390 Wesf Arm Drive Ready to move in! 3 bed-
room, 2 bath double wide sitting on 1.3 Acres.
Property Backs the Beautiful Dead Lakes! $54,900.


MLS #95237: Beautiful Gulf.Front Lot inr WindMark
Beach. $925,000.







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Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique dining".
the Indian Pass Raw Bar .serves up the
0rea's best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
pnention Great Food). This is a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
Check. us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com

8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe

850-227-1670
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Author's Muse is Marine Science


No two of Jack Rudloe's work-
days are exactly alike. Some days,
he's tour guide and teacher to
crowds of kids eager to see his
aquariums full of sea creatures.
Other days he's in a boat on the
Gulf of Mexico, collecting fish or
sponges or shrimp. On a different
day he may be in the same boat
collecting, not sealife, but research
data on endangered sea turtles. He
might be behind a desk working on
a grant or research proposal, but
you're just as likely tc ind him
speaking to a local zonii board or
a committee of elected officials,
urging them to spare a wetland or
protect a fishery.
Rudloe's usual workplace is
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
in the quiet Florida Panhandle
community of Panacea. Founded
in 196,3, it sells living marine spec-
imens to schools and research
labs. Barnacles, sea worms, brit-
tlestars, sea squirts, snails. The
stuff boaters grumblingly scrape
off their hulls. Also fish, sea
urchins, hermit crabs, corals,
sponges, shrimp, sea whips, algae.
Gulf Specimen's 96-page catalog is
filled with the living treasures of
north Florida's Wilderness Coast.
Its 30,000-gallon aquarium is part.
holding tank, part interactive
touch tank. Busloads of school-
children visit, watching, touching,'
learning about strange and beauti-
ful animals they've never had an
opportunity to see before. Oh sure,
there are a few of the big animals
that most people associate with a
public aquarium-sharks,
grouper, lobster, sea turtles-but
the emphasis is on ecosystems, on





Johnny L. Chambers
Johnny Lee Chambers, 59,
departed this life on March 25 at
Bay Medical Center in Panama
City after a short illness.
Born in Hardaway to the late
J.D. Chambers and Inez M.
Chambers,- he came tb Port St. Joe
at a very young age and joined New
Bethel A.M.E. Church as a pre-
teen., He attended Washington
High School and was a member of
. the 1962 gr duatirig'class'.'He'theh"
'attended .Florida A&M University
in llahassee and later Florida
Memorial College in Miami.
He leaves to cherish his mem-
ories his mother, Inez M.
Chambers of Port St. Joe; two
brothers, Willie J.. Chambers
(Jenny) of Kansas City, Missouri
and Charles E. Chambers, Sr. of
Port St. Joe; two sisters, Betty
Fennell (Alton) of Largo and
Vonsecil Parrott (Dwight) of Belle
Wood, Illinois; and a host of
nephews, nieces, cousins and
friends.
Funeral services will be held
on Thursday, April 3 at, 11:00 a.m.
at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 146
Avenue C, Port St. Joe, with Rev.
Calvin Griffin officiating. The body\
will lie in state at the church from
9:00 a.m. until the time of the
funeral. Interment will be in Forest
Hill Cemetery.

Josephine F. Frazier
Josephine Filmore Frazier of
Port St. Joe died Thursday, March
27, at Bay Medical Center. She was
a member of New Bethel A.M.E.
Church in Port St. Joe.
Survivors include her husband
Willie Frank Frazier of Port St. Joe;
two sons, Alfred Nettles (Sonya) of
Warner Robins, GA and James
McCant (Linda) of Repton, AL.; a
daughter Carolyn Nettles of
Panama City; four grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, April 1 at 1:00 p:m. at
the New Bethel A.M.E. Church in
Port St. Joe with Rev. C. Griffin
officiating. Interment followed in
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all the myriad plants and critters
in marine environments that most
people never even notice.
When not collecting or ship-
ping marine specimens, acting as
environmental advocate or educa-
tor, or doing research in the field,
Jack Rudloe is writing. His lifelong
passion is the sea, the mysteries it
holds, the creatures within it, the
ways man uses and abuses it. His
six books on natural history have
become classics in the field. Along'
with his articles in magazines like
National Geographic, Sports
Illustrated and Audubon, they have
educated laypeople and scientists
alike, giving them an appreciation
for the aesthetic beauty, the mate-
rial value, and the spiritual worth
of our seashores, estuai-ies and
oceans. Gradually, his books have
become unavailable, slipping out
of print. But they are being reis-
sued in paperback by a Florida
publisher to inspire a new genera-
tion of readers.
The first to be released is
Search for the Great Turtle Mother
(Great Outdoors, $14.95). It
weaves together marine science,
mythology, and conservation
ethics, recounting Rudloe's jour-
neys in Central American and
Malaysia. There he investigated the
theory that magnetic forces, both
within the earth and in sea turtles'
brains, help turtles to, navigate
during migration. He explored the
legend of "Turtle- Mother"-an.
ancient myth shared by several
primitive cultures that fostered a
deep respect for sea turtles, ensur-
ing a sustainable harvest and their
-continued survival. He worked
alongside researchers, conserva-
tionists and volunteers to protect
turtle nests from- poachers, and
interviewed turtle fishermen about


their ethics and livelihood. The
next book, due out in June, is The
Living Dock at Panacea. It's an
autobiographical life history of a
marine specimen collector and his
dock, interspersed with a bit of life
history of the specimens, observa-
tions on the role of man in the sea,
and on the interconnectedness of
all living things.
Simultaneous with the release
of Turtle Mother is the publicationf
of Rudloe's first novel. Potluck (Out
Your Backdoor Press, $14.95) is
the story of Preston Barfield, an
upstanding small-family commer-
cial fisherman whose vanishing
way of life on Florida's Gulf Coast
pressures him into accepting an
offer he can't refuse. When
Preston gets a panicked call that
his brother-in-law Lupino's boat is
on fire, he -turns his shrimp
trawler offshore to the rescue, only
to find the burning boat filled with
smugglers. Hard times and des-
peration force Preston's hand, and
he is dragged into a world of gun
runners, attacking pirates and
murder. It's a cautionary tale of
quick riches, demonstrating how
suddenly the fickle tide of'circum-
stance can turn, and there is lots
of action to keep readers turning
the page. The setting, plotline and
characters will ring true for those
with more than a passing acquain-
tance with Florida's Gulf Coast.
While today may find author
Jack Rudloe doing a radio inter-
view or attending a book signing,
biologist Jack Rudloe soon will be
back out in his boat or on the tidal
flats, looking for pistol shrimp and
periwinkle crabs, drinking in the
beauty of the sea and mulling over
the mysteries of her inhabitants.


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Helping Hands
Fund Raising
Event Saturday
The, Gulf County Senior
Citizens and the Helping Hands
volunteers will hold .a major fund
raising event on Saturday, April 5:
The event is to include a mullet
dinner and bake sale which will be
4t' bbated on the corner of Reid Ave.,
-and Cecil G. Costin Blvd. (Hwy 71).
The bake sale will be from 9:00
a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and there will
be many different types of baked
goods available. The mullet dinner
will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m. next to the bake sale. The cost
of the dinner is $4 and includes
iced tea, cole slaw, baked beans
and hush puppies.


In relation to this event, the
annual spring yard sale will be held
at the Senior Citizens Center in
Port St. Joe on the same date.
poors will' open .at 8:00 a.m.
Donations of items are needed for
this event, and can be dropped off
at the center, which is located next
to the library. Many different items
are expected to be on sale. No items
will be marked, donations are
requested.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are asking the public for
their help in obtaining the following
items for needy people: a refrigera-
tor, Ensure, a microwave, adult
SDepends, and walking canes. A
cash donation will be used to pur-
chase .these items as the donor
specifies.

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, Congratulations to our
Odyssey of the Mind Teams for
their win at Regional Competition.
They will participate in the state
competition in Orlando.
Kindergarten registration will
,,be held on Tuesday, April 15 from
8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in our
kindergarten building. If your child
will be attending Port St. Joe
'Elementary School, please bring
the following to registration: your
child, a copy of birth certificate,
copy of social security card, proof
of immunization, proof of physical
within the last school year.
Our annual Track and Field
Day will be held on Thursday, April
17. Kindergarten through second
grades will participate from 9:00-
11:30 and grades '3-5 from' 11:30-
1:30: 'All field day activities will
take place at the football field.
Parents are asked to send six pack
')"canned drinks and bottled water to
school.
:" School will not be held on
"Friday, April 18 and Monday, April
21. Happy Easter!
Our annual Talent Show is
scheduled for May 8.
Our Career Week is scheduled
'for the the week of May 12-16.


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Welcome back to another edi-
tion of "Shark Talk". It's good to
have so many fans out there. This
week is slam full of announce-
ments, well, about as much as nor-
mal, but hey it made you want to
read more right? We have
announcements for band support-
ers, parents and students, and
even those of you who want just the
general information. Let's begin.
Juniors, on Friday, April 4
from 10:00-12:30, the
Gulf/Franklin Center will be host-
ing Junior day. Lunch .will be
served. Also, the junior class will be
selling prom glasses and picture
frames for $8.00 at lunch. This will
last through April 3. No checks will


be accepted.
Congratulations to the O.M.
team for winning regionals over the
break. We are very proud of you.
On Friday, April 4, from 2:00-
4:00 p.m., the Student Union
Conference Center at GCCC will
have numerous representatives
from various schools on campus to
talk with you specifically about
their health/medical schools. They
are full of information so feel free to
ask any questions. Open House at
GCCC will be held on April 10 from
5:00-6:30'p.m. If you are planning
on attending Gulf Coast, this will
be a perfect opportunity to "see the
sights". Also, on Tuesday, April 8
registration begins for the Florida


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Virtual School. This will be at 8:00
a.m. You can register, online at
www.flvs.net.
And now it's time for all of the
senior information. This is always
the best section. Wednesday, April
9, the balance ,on the graduation
invitations is due. The total on
these all depend on what you
ordered. The cap and gown pic-
tures are in. If you ordered any,
please see Mrs. Weimorts to pick
them up. Also, the senior beach
trip will be on Friday, April 11. This
is the senor picnic to the cape. And
just a reminder to not only the sen-
ior guys, but the juniors also, Prom
is coming up soon! Go get fitted for
your tuxes and start saving up
your money so that you can take
your dates to nice places to eat and
hang out. Any senior band member
who is interested in applying-for a
Band Booster Scholarship, please
see Mr. Bouington. ASAP!
Well, as school is getting closer
and closer to the end, the excite-
ment in me grows more and more
intense. May 15 (Seniors last day)
is not that far away, and just as my
excitement about graduation, on
May 23 grows, so does my sorrow.
It's going to be hard leaving every-
one behind and moving on to bigger.
and better things. I wish all of the
underclassmen good luck in the
coming years and to all of my fellow
seniors, stay out of trouble! This
will be the last "Shark Talk" entry
that I will ever write again. Thanks
for the experience Ms. Barbee, and
a special thanks to The Star for
bearing with all of the late entries.
Everyone have a wonderful week
and always remember...THERE
WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER CLASS
OF 20031 I don't know if that's a
good or bad thing.

Band Parents
Meeting April 7
There will be an important
meeting on Monday, April 7 at 7:00
p.m. in the band room at Port St.
Joe High School. The .agenda will,
include upcoming band trips, the
band banquet, scholarships, and
officers.
Attendance at the meeting is
vital for 'parents of students now in
the band and for parents of stu-
dents who will be in the band.

Project Grad.
Attention parents of the Port
St. Joe Class of 2003! There will be
a Project Graduation meeting on
Monday, April 7 at 5:30 p-m. in the
high school commons area. AlL par-.
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We had a delightful Spring,
Break and are back at school for
the last nine week session. Our
next break will be at Easter.
We want to thank one our par-
ents, Brendan Othic, for some'
much needed work around the
school while the students were
having vacation. He cleaned and
planted flower beds, put up dry
erase boards, and repaired light
fixtures. We are most appreciative.
The history classes of grades 5-
7 had >a special visit from Mr.
Elmore Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey told
told the students about some of his
experiences in World War II in the
European theater.
Students in grades one
through ten, will be attending an
educational field trip to the'
Panhandle, Pioneer Settlement in
Blountstown on Friday, April. 4.
This will be an exciting day where
students will view the art of basket
making, quilting, farming, wood-
working, music, and more. These
trades are part of our rich heritage,
which we need to be familiar with
and to appreciate. We will leave'the
school between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.
and we will be back.at approxi-
mately 2:00 p.m.
The over-all winner of the Field-
Day wag the grade 5-6 class. Not
only did they win the greatest num-
ber of activities' but they also had'
the most class members participat-
ing. Some of the activities were the
obstacle course, various relays, the
tug of war, soccer, and the balloon
toss. Physical education teachers
Karen Othic and Terri Nelson coor-
dinated the day with help form par-.
ents and teachers. Several parents
served lunch to the students and
guests. It was a great day!

Do You Need Help with
an Alzheimer's Patient?
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens want to provide affordable
respite care for caregivers who are
taking care of a loved one who has
dementia or Alzheimer's, .disease.
T~iip s-nice v.ill enable caregiver,
the opportunity to have' respite.
services provided Monday through
Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m. to their loved one. The service
would enable caregivers a chance
to have outside employment, run
errands,, visit friends, or just take a,
needed break.
The Senior Citizens are explor-,
ing this project, but they need
input from the community. so they
will know how many people might
be interested in obtaining this care.
There will be case manage-
ment, meals; health services, and
daily programs available at the
Senior Citizens Center starting in
July if there: are enough people
interested. The Senior Citizens-
Lead Case Manager is waiting to.
hear from the public in Gulf
County. Please ;call Marion
Simmons at 229-8466 to discuss
this service. .


Older Workers

Increasing in

Workforce
Workers aged 55 and older will
,be the fastest growing age group in
the American workforce in thenext
two decades, according to the
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There is no medical proof that
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did not perform well at age 35
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In fact, a recent study by the
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benefit packages to attract and
retain them.
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phased retirement letting older
workers gradually transition from
full-time to part-time work, while
giving them partial access to pen-
sion and healthcare benefits. In


fact, the Internal Revenue Service
is considering modifying traditional
pension and 401(k) savings plans
to enable people to keep working
while collecting full or partial bene-
fits.


Public Notice
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday,
April 15, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners '(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday,
April 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil" G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings
will be to discuss and act on the following:

Preliminary Plat Approval Park Point At Secluded Dunes William J. Rish Parcel ID #6345-600R
18.959 acres in Section 25, Township 6 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County. Florida a,43 unit subdivi-
sion development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval Hibiscus Bay Dr. Kurt Hofer Parcel ID h6268-501R- 5.14 acres in Section
6, Township 9 South, Range 11 West. Gulf County. Florida a 9 unit subdivision development subject to
all development regulations required by Gullf County.

Preliminary Plat' Approval CapeIsle Preserve Vacation Homes of Northwest Florida, Inc. Parcel ID
#6268-252R- 3.13 acres in Section 20. Township 9 South. Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida- a 7 unit
subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval EdgeWater Subdivision Greg Waddell Parcel ID #3976-000OR & #3973-OOOR
- 2.88 acres in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 11 unit
subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval Tremont Estates C & S Development Parcel ID #3171-080R 62.09 acres in'
Section 13 & 24, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Flonda a 30 unit subdivision subject
to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Comprehensive Plan Text and Large Scale Land Use Change by St. Joe/Arnida for WindMark Beach DRI --
changing 1,812 acres from Agricultural to Mixed Commercial/Residential Low density and amending the
Comprehensive Plan with Text Amendments.

Public Hearing School Interlocal Agreement Draft agreement for transmittal

WindMark DRI ADA initial sufficiency review

Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update

Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning Department, Room 301 in the Robert M. Moore,
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.', Port St. Joe, Florida.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the. meeting can be'
viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Roon 301.

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The public is encouraged to attend an Open House,
meeting concerning the proposed WindMark DRI

to be held at the Centennial Building on Thursday,
April 10, 2003 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern.
Arvida and Wilson Miller personnel will be pres-
*ent to give a presentation about the WindMark
development and to answer. questions from the
public about the project. The public may view the

maps of the DRI in the lobby -of the Robert M."
Moore Administration Building and view the DRI

application at the Clerk of Court Office, Gulf

County Library (PSJ) and the Building and.
Planning Department during their respective busi-
ness hours.. lA k 6 3
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PUBLIC HEARINGS TO

AMEND THE GULF COUNTY

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND

FUTURE LAND USE MAo

The Gulf County Planning and. Development Review Board will
hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. E.T.,
and The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will hold a
Public Hearing for Transmittal Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 6:00
p.m. E.T., in the Gulf County Commissioners Room in the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building to review for transmittal the
proposed amendments to the Gulf County Comprehensive Plan
Goals, Objectives and Policies and the Future Land'Use Map by
St. Joe/Arvida WindMark Beach DRI. The Developer proposes the'
following amendments:

Policy 1.7:

The geographic area descnbed by the WindMark Beach DRI
Development Order and identified in Gulf County Ordinance No 03-
XX, .hall be subject to not only the provisions desenbed in Future
Land Use Element Policies 1.3.5 and 1.3.7. but also the following:

(1.) Residential land uses shall be limited to a maximum ofl
1,662 dwelling units.
(2.) Development located within the Coastal High Hazard Area, as
'defined in policy 2.1.1 of the Coastal Management Element
as the evacuation zone for a Category 1 hurricane and
further established in the Apalachee Regional Hurricane
Evacuation Study dated March 1997 shall be limited to
190 residential dwelling units.
(3.) Development located within the "Agricultural" land use
category shall be limited to recreation uses, including
maximum of 6 boat docks for temporary mooring dune
walkover structures and boardwalks.
(4.) In order to better integrate commercial and residential uses
high intensity commercial uses may be located within a .
distance greater than 75 feet of residential development as
identified on a site specific basis.

This hearing and transmittal pursuant to Section 125.66(2),
163.3164(18), 163.3174(1), 163.3177(6)(g)9, 163.3184(3), F.S.

All interested parties may appear at the meeting to be heard,
regarding the consideration of the, comprehensive plan text and
map amendment corrections and revisions. Text copies will be
available at the Gulf County Building and Planning Department;
or the Clerk of the Court Office. ,

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) is
on a recruitment mission. They're
searching for interested people who
want an exciting and rewarding
career in resource law enforce-
ment. Positions are available from
Pensacola to Key West.
The FWC i one of the nation's
premier conservation agencies and
has the largest law enforcement
contingent of any fish and wildlife
resource agency in America.
FWC law enforcement officers
enforce conservation laws and pro-
tect public safety on 37 million
acres of land, 12,000 miles of rivers
and streams, 3 million acres of
lakes and ponds and 1,200 miles of
saltwater coastline. You'll find
their officers anywhere you find
fish or wildlife on the land, in the
air and on the sea. They're out
there 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, 52 weeks a year.
It takes dedication from top-
notch people to protect Florida's
resources and people, and when
they find the right people, they're
willing to make an investment in
their education, providing 30
weeks of intensive training to
become sworn law enforcement
officers.
Sports by Ashley Smith
The Lady Gators softball team
took on the Port St Joe Lady
Sharks Monday, March 24.
Another win was added to the
Gator column with a 9-1 final
score. .They took on Mosley
Tuesday. Despite a great game, the
Lady Gators lost with a final score
of 3-2.
The Gator Track Team placed.
second at the 1st Annual
Wewahitchka Relays, Saturday
March 22nd, They were a small
team losing by only a few points to
the large school of Arnold. The
team travels to Bristol on,


College Corner

from the Gulf /

Franklin Center
High School Junior Day
] The Gulf/Franklin Center will
host High School Junior .Day on
Fnday. April 4. The students will
learn about three major careers
that are available in this area and
* will have the opportunity to tour
the Gulf/Franklin Center facilities.
Day and Night Correctional
Officer Cl ses Starting
Applications: can be picked up
from Brenda Burkett at the
Gulf/Franklin Center, 227-9670
extension 5507. Night classes at
the Gulf/Franklin Center will
begin on Wednesday, April 23.
Apply now for the Practical
Nursing Program
If you enjoy helping others and
wait to be part of a highly respect-
ed profession, call Sharon Milner
today to learn more about the
Practical Nursing Program. Call
227-9670 extension 5521 to find
out application requirements and
,deadlines.


Wednesday and the 4th Annual
Capital City Classic on Saturday in'
Tallahassee. Good luck Gators.
General Calendar
by Fritz Stoppelbein
Tuesday, April 1: 12:30
Calendar Committee meets in PSJ;
4:00 JV Baseball home vs. Sneads;
6:00 Varsity Baseball home vs.
Sneads; Teacher of the Year
Banquet, PSJ Elementary.
Wednesday, April 2: 3:30
Weightlifting at Altha.
Thursday, April 3: 3:00 JV
Softball at Rutherford; 4:00 JV
Baseball home vs. Rutherford; 6:00
Varsity Baseball Rickards home;
Varsity Softball Chattahoochee
home.
Friday, April 4: juniors to
Gulf/Franklin Center; 4:00 JV
Softball at RFM; 5:30 Varsity
Softball at RFM; 6:00 Varsity'
Baseball Bristol home.


Open House

at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community College
will present an Open House on
Thursday, April 10 in the Student
Union East building on the
Panama City campus from 5 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
This event is designed to give
the public an opportunity to find
out more about Gulf Coast
Community College, as well as
information on how to finance, a
college education. Representatives
from all departments on campus
will be available to give general
information and/or answer specific
.questions such as what to major
in. Various financial institutions
will be on hand for financial advice.
For additional information, call
Lorna Wolfkill, admissions special-
ist, at 747-3200.
Crop Reporting
Deadline.Apr. 15
The deadline to report fall
seeded crops,. wheat and oats, is
April 15. Spring vegetables should
be reported 15 days before the
'onfset of harvest. The final date to
report other crops, peanuts, cotton,-
corn, fruits and. vegetables grown
for commercial sale must be, report-
ed by June 30, or before harvest,,
whichever is earlier; or 15 days
after planting is completed if plant-
ed after June 30.
Cotton growers are required to
participate in the Boll Weevil
Eradication Program. The intended
cotton acre reporting deadline is
April 15. Actual, planted acres of
cotton are to be reported by June
30, and an assessment fee of $5.50
per acre is to be paid to the FSA
Office by July 31, to avoid the 20%,
late penalty-fee.
For further information, please
contact ,the Calhoun-Franklin-
SGulf-Liberty County FSA Office at
174 NW, Leonard Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424 or call 850-.
674-8388 or 1-800-243-9912 Ext.
6r.


Many parents find that paying
their children allowance is the per-
fect opportunity to teach a few
"money lessons." Besides doling
out cash it's important to teach
your children money sense. It's a
lesson they will take with them the
rest of their lives.
Instill a work ethic.-Once your
children are old enough, encourage
them to get.a job. Working for min-
imum wage will teach your children
the value of the dollar.
Mistakes can be good. Let your
children make mistakes. They will
learn from them as well as their
successes. If your child spends his
or her allowance on a new CD, they


Small Business
Development
Classes Offered
Gulf Coast Community College,
Small Business Development
Center will offer the following Small
Business Development classes in
April and early May'
Steps To Starting A Small
Business, Thursday, April 10,
1:30-4:30 p.m., SBDC;
Steps To Starting A Small
Business, Thursday, May 1, 8:30-
11:30 a.m., SBDC;
Accounting & Taxes, Thursday,
May 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
PC/SUE242;.
Business Plan Development,
Wednesday, April 9 & 23, 9:00
a.m.-12:00 p.m. GFC/A101;
Business Plan Development,
Tuesday, April 15 & 29, 1:30-4:30
p.m., SBDC;.
SBD Loan Packaging Seminar,
Thursday, April 24, 8:30 11:30
a.m., SBDC;
IRS Small Business Taxes,
Thursday, April 3, 1:00-4:00 p.m.,
PC/SUE242;
.Payroll/Employment Taxes;
Thuursdar, April 24, 1:00-4:00 psm.,
Pd7SUE242. 1' ; .
Scholarships are available for
eligible veterans who qualify under
a cooperative agreement with U.S.
Small Business Administration,
University of West Florida, and Gulf
Coast Community College.
Reservations may be made by con-
tacting Gulf Coast Community
College, Lifelong Learning
Department, 5230 U.S. Hwy, 98,
Panama City, FL 32401. For more
information call GCCC Lifelong
Learning at 872-3823 or check the
website at http://www.northflorid-
abiz.com
GCCC SBDC is a member of
Sthe Florida Small Business
Development Center network. It
offers free. counseling and assis-
tance to prospective and- existing
small business owners in Bay,
Gulf, "Jackson, Washington,
Holmes and Calhoun Counties.


may find that they aren't able to go
to the movies Friday night.
Discuss finances. Tell your
children the truth about family
finances. As soon as they are old
enough, include them in your fam-
ily's budgeting, planning and sav-
ing processes. That way, your chil-
dren will know what the family can
and cannot afford.
Set a good example. If you're
not money savvy, chances are, your
children won't be either. According
to the American Savings Education
C6Uncil, less than half the parents
suIrveyed in 2001 -say they make a
budget and stick to it. Thirty-eight
percent say they generally leave, a
balance on their credit cards each
month, and eleven percent say they
have no personal savings.,
Use life experiences. Use daily
opportunities to bring up the topic
of money. If you take advantage of
everyday learning moments, you
will create an ongoing dialogue
with your child. Here are some
examples:
Getting the mail. When you
read the mail, explain what the
credit card bill is. You can also go
,over things like bank statements.
'Tl{ese are great ways to teach your
children how interest can work for
aAd against you.
At the store. The next time you
go to the grocery store or the mall,
bring your child along. It's a great
opportunity to explain why you are
putting the bill on your credit card.
Or why you've decided to pay cash
instead. If the item is expensive,
you can also explain what you will
give up ,if you buy that item.
Watching TV. Television is a
great, opportunity to bring up
money. Explain -the intentions of
commercials. For example,. how
much will that car really cost? Or
tell them why characters on their
favorite shows can spend money
like water. .
Reading the news paper.
Headlines are often about the econ-
omy, stock market, people assum-
ing wealth, and others losing every-
thing. Take advantage of these sto-'
ries to begin discussions about
investing, saving small amounts
over time, risk, and long-term
goals.



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WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLOSING COSTS ON A HOME PURCHASE .
By: Susie White
.Man, are lak.,-ig ad.a.-'rage t Ci.,: year's lov mortgage rates to purchase a home. Pent up with excite-
ment, many families, who have scrimped and saved for a down-payment, jump for joy when the mortgage
lender finally approves their application. But, they should realize that there's a whole new set of expenses that
must be covered before actually closing on the sale.' -
New homeowners are often taken aback by up-front closing costs such as mortgage and title insurance;
attorney fees, recording fees and loan points, which can run into the thousands of dollars. But there is no need
to be afraid ofr'l" .:_la .'.: With a little background on their purpose and shrewd financial foresight, clos-
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le-n ': ck,, e .:.r p,:,....,-.q le I.:.. -.:-an be determined at the beginning of yo.'- Kbi;,nq pro.'e:-
S 5-,rd ., ,: -p.:,'-. ih-,. .',o'ge arA ~ ..ed as a percentage of the total loan. F,'. ,r.wanie rh',,
:::.I: are equal ic 3 p-r.:e.-,It ih b d .:....le 4 --m..jnt. "Points" can also become a tool for negotiation with
S*., Ir,d"lr':ar.' ller h,E- a bu,->, r',.''.i l ,.:.mr .'llers will often agree to pay mortgage fees in order to close
Sa deal.
Title insurance can ke a substantial expense. The policy covers any financial set-back caused by unfore-
seen defects in the purchased property and home. The one-time title .fee, including search and examination,
-averages around $430 for a $100,000 home, but it's recommended that you check with a local title insur-
ance agent ahead of time to effectively determine what you'll owe before closing.. ,
Additional costs, such as attorney charges, and recording,-transfer and inspection fees, can also be
predicated ahead of time by the buyer. Most often pest and.survey inspections, although included in the offi-
cial closing statement, are conducted and paid for long before the closing date. However, buyers should con-
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6tIer than a home purchase. Application, appraisal; documentation and broker fees can not be deducted.
Some states require payment of property taxes at closing. In some instances, buyers and sellers are
asked to put money into an escrow account that will cover any past and future tax obligations. Be sure to
check with an attorney or real estate agent before the closing to determine your property tax commitments.
Als6, be prepared to pay any assessments .if buying a condominium or into an association-governed
property. Fees for credit reports, notary public seals and assumptions, which includes the processing of offi-
cial documents, may also arise.
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e Jeff Galloway'

Receives Prudential Real

Estate's Pinnacle Award

For The United States


A Jeff Galloway, Prudential .Resort Realty, St. George Island
office, was named winner of The Pinnacle Award for top
residential Gross Commission Income in the United States
for 2002 by The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a
Prudential financial (NYSE:PRU) company, during the
company's Sales Convention held in Las Vegas from
March 16-19, 2003.

The award goes to the top ten leading sales professionals in
the U.S. with the highest residential transactions for the
year in the approximately 43,000 member Prudential Real
Estate Network. It was presented during special awards ceremonies at the Sales Convention, which
was attended by more than 5,000 real estate professionals from the United States and Canada.

"Jeff is a top performer," said Helen Spohrer, Broker/Owner Prudential Resort'Realty. "He offers
a winning attitude and provides customers with high quality professionalism."
A consistent top-producer, Jeff was "Rookie of the Year" for 2000. Prior to winning The PinnaclQ
Award he has also won Top Producer for sales volume, second runner up for sales transactions, and
the Platinum Sales Award from the Realtor Association of Franklin and Southern Gulf Counties for
the year 2002.

Prudential Resort Realty, established in 1985, is an independently owned and operated member of
the Prudential Real Estates Affiliates Inc.


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Apalachicola Office: 850-653-2555
St. George Island Office: 850-927-2666
Port St. Joe Office: 850-227-7891
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Prudential Resort Realty

St. George Island Office

Receives National Award


Congratulations to President, Rose Drye, and
the St. George Island sales team on their spectac-
.ular success. The office 'recently received the
Prudential Round Table Award and the #1 rank-
ing for Residential Gross Commission Income
out of 143 similarly sized offices in the Southern
Region.

L The award was presented by John Van Der Wall,
Chairman and CEO Prudential Real Estate and

Relocation Services, at a special awards ceremony at Prudential Real Estate's annual Business
Convention held in Las Vegas, March 16-19, 2003. The three-day event was attended by more
than 5,000 real estate professionals from the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2002
there were approximately 1,637 offices and 44,422 sales professionals in the franchise network.

"It's a delight to be recognized for such an achievement," said Broker/Owner, Helen Spohrer.
"We go to great lengths to stay focused on what buyers and sellers need and want, so we can meet
those expectations."

Prudential Resort Realty, established in 1985, has 3 offices: St. George Island, Apalachicola, and
Port St. Joe. The firm specializes in full service real estate (residential, commercial, investment and
business brokerage) and vacation rentals. It is an independently owned and operated member of
the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.


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1996 Cadillac Sedan DeVille.
Pearl white, leather, one
owner, garaged. $7650. 960-
4464. ltc3/27
1998 Nissan Altima GXE. AT,
AC, 4 door, one owner,
60,000 miles, garaged. New!
$6450. 960-4464. ltc3/27
1998 Toyota Avalon XLS.
60,000 miles, leather, sun-
roof, garaged, one owner.
$10,800. 960-4464. ltc3/-27
For Sale 2000 325 Polaris
Jfrall Boss. 4 Wheeler, 4
Stroke, 2 Wheel Drive, One
Owner, Less Than 50 Hours,
All 'Maintainance and
Original Books and Purchase
Receipt. Colors: Red/White.
Asking $2000.00 OBO.
Phone: 648-9597 ltp4/3
1998 Dodge Durango. 4 door,
4X4, V8, loaded, one owner.
New! $8950. 960-4464.
ltc3/27
2000 Toyota Sienna van.
50,000 miles, AT, AC, loaded,
one owner, $11,600.. 960-
4464. ltc3/27
1998 Nissan Frontier Pickup.
AT, AC. new condition, low
miles, must see. $5950. 960-
4464, ltc3/27
1998 Ford Ranger XLT,
'-extended ab,' AT, AC; .-V6,
'*50,006t miles. $7650. 960-
4464. itc3/27
1996 Chevy Monte Carlo. 2
door, AT, AC, V6, loaded.
New condition! $3950. 960-
4464. ltc3/27
1996 Town & Country Van
LXI. Loaded. 87,000, excel-
lent condition. Asking
$7,500. 227-7205 Itc4/3
1999 Ford Windstar, one
owner, garaged, loaded. Must
See! $6450. 960-4464. Itc3/27

2000 Dodge Durango
V-8 magnum engine,
4 door with rear air,
only 50,000 miles,
$13,750.
Call Eric at
229-6864 or 229-8997
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville. 4
door, AT, AC, V6, 'leather.
$2950. 960-4464. ltc3/27
1999 Chevy Malibu. 4 door,
AT, AC, V6, 50,000 miles,
new condition. $4750. 960-
4464. Itc3/27
For Sale 2000,90 Polaris
Scrambler 4 Wheeler, 2
Stoke, 2 Wheel Drive, One
Owner, Less Than 50 Hours,
All Maintainance Records,
Original Books, and
Purchase Receipt, Color Red,
Asking $1,700 OBO. Phone
648-9597 ltp4/3
90 Winnebago Chieftan. 27ft.
49K mi. Very clean. Runs
great. Great rubber.
Stabilizer bar on front end.
$15K OBO., 227-36102tp4/3
Go cart for sale: Excellent
condition. $275.00. Call
227-9849 ltp4/3
1987 GMC 4x4 'Truck, PS,
PB, V-8, AM-FM CD Player
$3,500 or best offer. Call
229-8959 after 5p.m. Leave
Message if not there. 2tp3/27
1998 Cadillac Deville, leather
interior, excellent condition.
Call 229-1233 3tp3/27
White 1987 T-Bird, good
shape, runs great, $2,700.
Call 227-1670 or Cell 227-
6746. 2tp3/27







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runs good, high sides. Good
for bottom fishing. Bargain at
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nized trailer in good condi-
tion for 15' fishing boat. Call
647-3488 ltp4/3
19 ft. Rinkin 90 H.P. Suzuki,
aluminum trailer, Bemani
top, boat motor cover, fish
finder, $3,500 or make offer.
Call 229-1965. 2tp3/27



^^^ ^


For Rent: Furnished Trailer
at Overstreet. 648-5306.
2tp4/3
For Rent: 2 Bedroom, IBath
Doublewide in quiet park.
$450 month plus deposit.
648-5476 2tp4/3
For Rent: Barrier Dunes Gate
House. 229-2600 ltc4/3
For Rent: 1 Bedroom Apt. -
Cottage style. great location
$375.00 Month-1619 &1621
Monument Ave. Call
(706)765-2445 or beeper
(423)819-3240 4tp4/3
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath unfu'r-
nished house. Beachview,
no pets, $750/Mo. plus
deposit. Call 648-5476 or
872-3997 2tp3/27
Retail-office space. 900 sq/ft
at 302-B Reid Ave. 639-3600
tfc4/3
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc4/3
Home for Rent/Sale 3
bedroom, 1 bath, large
kitchen, den, 521 7th Street,
Port St. Joe, Double lot. Call
85Q-229-1711 or 227-1110.
.tfc4/3
Boat Lift ren., 1 year
lease. Call 864-229-7497'
daytime. 4tp3/13
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. tfc4/3
4474 Highway 98,- recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total electric,
. stove. refngerator, 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. tfc4/3


Huge Backyard Sale, 122
Barbara Drive, Ward Ridge,,
Sat. 8:00 1:00, No Early
Sales. Lots of stuff from sev-
eral families. Furniture, toys,
household, TV, all size
clothes including ladies XXL,
lots of Misc. ltp4/3
Yard Sale: 1302 Garrison
Ave., corner of 15th Street,
Fri. & Sat., Aprl 4th & 5th,,
8:00 am -- 4:00 pm. Moving,
all must go. Furniture, tools,
are rug set, vacuum, and lots
01 stull. Also for sale; Henry
Link natural wicker living
room set and oak dining
room table w/6 chairs. 229-
1233. ltp4/3
Moving Sale: 41st St., Hwy
98, Mexico Beach, Sat. 8:00
am 5:00 pm, Sun. 8:00 am
- 2:00 pm. All must gol
Refrigerator, appliances, fur-
niture, beds, some free
items. (850)648-3090. ltp4/3
Huge Moving Sale: 401
Ponderosa Pine Rd, Port. St.
Joe, near Airport, C30
towards Cape San Blas 1
mile off Hwy 98, right onto
Rutherford, 1/2 mile, right
onto Ponderosa Pine, will be,
signs to follow, Sat. & Sun,'
April 5th & 6th, 9:00 am --
2:00 pm both days. Living
room set, dining room set, 2
& 3 piece, entertainment cen-
ters, TVs, bedroom furni-
ture, collectables, some
antiques, paintings, clothes,
lots and lots more trash and
treasure. All must go my
father passes away, need to
go home and take care of
Mom. No .Early Birds
PLEASE.'227-7723. ltp4/3
Yard Sale: 610 Fortner Ave
Sat. April 5, 8:00 Itc4/3

HE^ELP

WANTED


Customer Service, Stocking
inventory, answering phones
and other, miscellaneous
office related duties. Person
with computer skills and
working knowledge of office
products desired. Send
resume to The Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
drop by The Star office at 2Q9
Reid Ave. tfc4/3
The North Port St. Joe
youth Initiative has a part-
time job opening for an
academic/clerical aide.
Interested applicants must
have at minimum a high
school diploma, strong com-
puter skills, able to assist, in
tutoring elementary and mid-
dle school children in reading
and math, and pass a law
enforcement finger-print
check. Person must be able
to work after school hours
from 2pm to 5pm. Resumes'
should be mailed to: NPSJY
Job; P.O. Box 667; Port St.
Joe, FL 32456; accepting
until position filled. ltc4/3
Help wanted, Medical office
looking for an experienced
receptionist full-time posi-
tion, Secretarial experience-a
must. Medical office experi-
ence a plus. Apply at 401
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe,
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. Io
4:00 p.m. 2tp3/2i7
St. Joe Rent-All, 706 1Ist
Street, Port St. Joe,
Mechanical Experience
Helpful. tfc4/3
Collections CoordinatorI


GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone obile
850 27 850
229-8651 227-8024"'


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

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


C. C. nterprko. 1'
Ii 1S113,,




'.adioShacko
IAuthorized Sales Center


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

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


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
23 /16 899-3665


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

Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment







PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS


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


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


MARVIN'S Satellite
Service & Antennas ,4
6331Geogia Ave, Port. joe, FL 32456 Joe
Call (850) 64-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


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


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

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


D&D QUALITY

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


Smiley's Detailing
&
Self Service Car Wash
Wash Wax
,Shampoo Armor-all
405 Baltzell Avenue
Port St. Joe
(Corner of 4th Street & Baltzell)
227-9353
Sp/S


Trucking Tree Service

NWVewahitchka, FL

FREE ESTIMATES INSURED

850-639-3325 227-8289 (Ce




1-^^ > I <- VMERC



Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20'Years Experience *


850-647-8963 V 850-227-6131
Lk,.,.4 i A Intl C0 32-9a01


S Ool& Sp


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


Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Yours Today!
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(across from post office)
229-POOL (7665)


John 229-5445


'ree ice, LLC

INSURED
44 ft. lift Tree & Limb removal

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


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS *.... Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood 'i Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS '' 1 Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Stiel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED I DOESN'T
THE STORAISI -- PA" TO CUT CORNERS!
www.larryjoecolson.com
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 r 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc4/3
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities ,inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. trc4/3
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. tfc4/3
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. tc4/3





Black and Brass Bedroom
Suite; includes dresser
w/mirror, chest, Queen size-
head board, night stand.
$325. Corner TV stand, $60.
25" Color TV w/remote,-$60.
Mexico Beach 648-9489
ltp4/3
Solid wood bedroom set.
Queen bed w/mattresses,
dresser, chest, 2 side tables.
$575. Call 229-1233 3tp3/27
For Sale: Console' Piano'. Call
229-8978 after: 5:00 lb l ee
message. tfc473
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc4/3
Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 2296374






Moving Sale: 323 & 331)
SCoronado St., SJB, Fri & Sati,
April 4th and 5th- lamps,
coffee table, hotwater, tank,
lots of misc. ltp4/3


Graphic Design /
Typesetting Production.
Excellent computer and lan-
guage skills required (prefer-
able, with Mac's).
Considerations include expe-
rience in Quark, Photo Shop,
Freehand .and Illustrator.
Newspaper and/or print pro-
duction experience a plus.
Send resume to: The Star
Publishing Co., P.O. 'Box 308,
Port St. Jde, FL 32457 or
drop off at 209 Reid Ave.,
Port St. Joe. tfc4/3
The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners will be
accepting applications
until Friday, April 18, 5:00
p.m. E.T. for the following
position: Staff Assistant -
Public Works Department.
Applicants must possess
basic clerical skills, work well
with the public and be com-
puter literate. Applications
may be picked up and
returned to the Gulf County
Commission Office, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
Room 302, Port Saint Joe,
Florida, 32456, (805)229-
6106, Monday through
Firday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m., E.T. or on the county's
website at www.gulfcounty-
governement-com.' All
Applicants must have a valid
Florida Drivers License, high
school diploma or equivalent
and be 18 years old. Also. all
applicants must take an
Adult Basic Education Test
as, part of the application
process. Gulf County
enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is and
Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action
Employer. Jerry Barnes,
Chairman 2tp4/3
Baby Sitter wanted for 2yr.
toddler. Hrs. 2-8. Please Call,
648-8779. 3tp4/3
Taking applications for
dishwasher. Linda's
Restaurant, 203 E. 4th
Street. Apply in person,
', plegeNO pepper calls, .
'' '" -' 2tc4/3


Air Conditioning &
-Electrical.-elp wanted. Call
Garry Gaddis at 648-5474.
tfc4/3


Home Adventures

Positions Available

Furniture Store Manager

Sales Manager

Salesperson

Experance in resort Area Furniture Sales. Not
afraed to go out and get business. Good pay
& working environment. 21,000 sq. ft. hnew
Retail Store

Send resume to Home Adventures
117 Hwy. 98, Eastpoint, FL 32328


Part Time Type Setter.
Good language skills/com-
puter knowledge. ,Send
resume to P.O. Box 208, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457 or pick up
application at The Star
Publishing Company, 209
Reid Ave. tfc4/3
DRIVER TRAINEES NEED-
ED! Covenant needs tractor
trailer drivers NOW! No expe-
rience necessary $700+ per
week earning potential. No
CDL? No Problem! CDL train-
ing available! Call Now! Toll
Free! 1-877-214-3624 ltc4/3
Established Bread Routes
open in the Port St.' Joe,
area. Looking for motivated
individuals with good work
ethic. ,Clean ,driving record
and good credit required. Will
train. $500-$700 weekly. Fax
resume' to (229)226-2351
2tc4/3
.Gulf Coast Community
College. Office Assistant
(part-time) to assist
evening faculty & students
of the Gulf/Franklin
Center. Hous, are 5 p.m.' to
10 p.m., Monday through
thursday and not to exceed
80 hrs./month. Evening
hours may vary due to
changes in the Center's
hours of operation. Requires
a high school diploma/equiv-
elanc\ Enrollment as a Gulf
Coast Commniurdi. College
student, preferred Salary
range ,begins at S.6.07. hr.
Position is Open Until Filled.
For more details visit our
website www.gc.cc.fl.us or
Job Line:850-873-3540.
GCCC is an EA/EO employ-
er. minorities and females
are strongly encouraged to
apply. ltp4/3
Labor Finders of Port St.
Joe. We are currently hir-
ing an office specialist.
Duites include, payroll pro-
cessing, telemarketing and
general office management.
Work schedule is, M.:.n-Fri,
1 lam-6ppm, Ar Sat, 4pply, by appointment to
229-5441 or fax resume' to
229-5446. 4tp4/3
Subway is Hiring!
Shift Supervisor
Experienced or will
train responsible,
dependable, mature
individual. Must be'
available evenings,
weekends.
Also hiring other
part time help
See Ryan or Rodney;
between 3:00-5:00
pm. 101. Monument
Blvd., Port St. Joe.



21p4/3


GT Corn, a Total
Communications Company
Provider in Northwest
Florida, seeks a highly moti-
vated Collectirns
Co,-rdinrator fr .lftll Por- St
Jpe .' Fldrida' -* Oftf.
Sucessftil candidate must
have a thorough knowledge
of collections law and proce-
dures, personal computer
applications along with excel-
lent oral/written communi-
cation skills. Minimum 2 yr.
college degree or equivalent
required with at least 2 years
experience in the field of col-
lections.
We offer a competitive salary
and benefits package includ-
ing 401K and immediate
healthcare.
Please respond in confideftce,
via mail or fax to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Nlanager
GTCom
S P.O. Box 220 .
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV t
ltc4/3


* FOR RENT DRY CLEANERS DENTAL WORK AUTO SERVICE TRUCKING/TREE SERVICE
* ELECTRONICS CLOCK REPARI BOOKKEEPING AUTO DETAILING
POOL MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
* DIESEL SERVICE SATELLITE SERVICE FOR RENT TREE SERVICE
POOL & SPA SUPPLY
s WELDING SERVICE DOCK & BOATLIFTSERVICE: DOCKS & BOATLIFTS SERVICE











THE STAR PORT ST. J 3


Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc4/3

North Florida Child
Development, Inc. Job
Opening# 104, Child
Development & Disabilities
Specialist/Area
Coordinator. Location:
Wewahitchka 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-
ra tion, 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@headstartAf.org or
fax 850-639-4173. DFWP/
MF/8-5/EOE. Closing: April
11, 2003. 3.,3/20

Wonder Bar 'hiring
-Waitresses. Call 647-9920 or
come by. tfc4/3

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

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. tfc4/3

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
tfc4/3

Dependable Working
Kitchen Manager with expe-
rience in staff supervision
and quantity, food produc-
tion, needed to join a winning
team in our long term care
facility. Knowledge of, state
kegulatlq1ls. sitnitarjion stain-
dards a plus. Good Pa\ arid
benefits' available for" the
right person. 'Reliable cooks
full and part time, "also need
to join our team. Hospital or
* nursing home. experience
preferred.
Applyto:
Bay St. Joseph Care
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe,, F 32456
tfc4/3

Our business is growing!
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
850-670-5995. tfc4/3


Sales Local manufacturer
seeking profit oriented, moti-
vated individuals for inside
sales. People skills, organi-
zational skills & self disci-
pline a must. Sales experi-
ence a plus. Weekly base
plus generous commission.
Will service 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 appoint-
ment. 4tc3/20

Now taking applications
for seasonal and full time
position. All positions avail-
able. Good 'pay and benefits
to motivated persons. Apply
at The Fish House
Restaurant. tfc4/3

NOW HIRING
Enthusiastic, Dedicated and
Team Oriented OTR, COTA
and SPEECH Therapist
For Progressive
and Growing In-house
Rehab TEAM
Full-time or Part-time
Competitive Salary
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center
Please call Steve Kloss (561)
627-0664 ext. 151
Fax Resume to
(561) 799-7982
Or email Resume to
SKLOS@HQMMail.com
tfc4/3






Lost Dog: 12 yr old Boston
Terrier, blind in one eye,
wandered away from home
on Garrison Ave. Please call
229-8059. Reward Offered.
ltp4/3






NEED EXTRA CASH???
"Sign on Bonus's are now
being offered to all
CNA's LPN's RN's
That join our
FUN Exciting team
Applications being taken in
the following areas:
CNA's
(FT-PT-PRN) All Shifts
LPN
(Charge Nurse, Baylor)'
RN
(PT Nights-Th/F/S)
Dietary Aides/Cooks'

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
t.fc4/3





Free Compost for your lawn
and garden. You haul. Cape
San Blas 227-2584. ltp4/3


For Sale: 3 Paul Brent
Paintings, signed, numbered,
framed, and matted. $125,
$125, & $75 or $300 takes
all. Also several oil paintings-
collectables. 227-7723 ltp4/3

For Sale: Ml Carbine Semi-
Automatic Military Issue with
new surplus bayonet and
used scabbard. Circa 1950,
Korean war. With 5, 20 shot
clips, and 1, 20 shot clip plus.
100 rounds of ammo: As
Issued, never modified. $500.
Call Mike at 647-3667. tp4/3

-3piece bedroom set. All solid
wood in good condition.
$1000.00. Wedding dress
size 6. $100.00. Elliptical
exercise machine-New
$J150.00. 229-6859 2tc4/3

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

Manitowoc 40001b ice
machine, with 500 lb bin,
$850; 30 ft.. travel trailer,
$4,000. Call 227-3073. 2tp3/27

Tomato/Pepper Plants
.154 each in Wewahitchka.
Go past IGA and Ambulance
Building on West River Road
to vegetable sign. Call 639-'
2885. ltp4/3

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
tfc4/3

Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfc4/3






EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc4/3

UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing put of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 5,27-1463
nights & weekends. tfc4/3

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Goi loans w v'i lit
L. e or' nothing donvrr "on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc4/3

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. t4/3

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. tfc4/3


NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfc4/3

ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc4/3

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING. Easy
Qualifying, Low down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action @
522-9303 days or 527-1463
nights, tfc4/3

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.
tfc4/3

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfc4/3





Dog Needs good home.
German shephard/Border
Collie mix. Affectionate, good
natured, good with children,
loveable. 229-5461 1tp4/3

*For Sale: 3 goats. Call 229-
8446 Itp4/3






GULF FRONT
Single Family Home
5 bedroom 3 bath
Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Joan Lovelace,
Broker/Associate
1-800-239-4959
Cell: 850-527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfc4/3

Charming 4 bedroom/2bath
cottage with gorgeous view of
St. Joseph Bay. Recently
remodeled with central heat
and air. Located at 209 9th
Street, on 1 1/2 lots, this.
property is zoned residential
or commercial and would be
perdect as a. home, office or
retail establishment.
$250,000.'Call 647-8317 or
(850)878-4687. 4ltc 4, 3

For Sale By Owner: 6 acres,
3 bedroom,"'2" a1th brick
horne \wiith flrplhce." in
ground pool, be'atiful trees,
$162,900. Call 850-639-
3924 for appointment. 4ipt/

Mexico Beach Townhouse,
'water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 6tp3/27

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: 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 20-250/o down.
Appointment only, call 850-
827-6852, Hal or Marty
jrkland. tfc4/3

'79 1 Alabama Ave.-
i'Beautiful home with all the
amenities. Masonry fireplace,
new tile & carpet, new addi-
tion to the home, sprinkler
system, double carport w/
storage, privacy fenced
back yard w/. electric gate. 4
bed 3 bath home that sits on
two lots in the Seashores
Subdivision. Call for a view-
ing of this home. Hambrick
Realty, Inc. 3001 Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach, FL 32410,
648-1102, www.Hambrick
Reality.com. ltc4/3

BY OWNER: 3 bedroom, 2
bath, master bath with
Jacuzzi tub, 1260 living
4fpace, 780 DBC carport,
storage room, 1 1/2 lots, 4
;years old. Call 229-2624.
4tp4/3

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,660 sq.
ft. of H/C, lot 'size 150x200,
500 sq. ft. wooden deck, new
HVAC, sprinkler system, bay
view and fronts Constitution
Park, 101 Allen Memorial
Way, $349,500 shown by
appointment only. Call 227-
2077 or your realtor. tfc4/3

2 acres of land for sale in
Wewa at Stone Mill Creek.
For more information, Call
227-1143 or 227-93533tp3/27

For Sale By Owner: 4 bed-
room, 1 bath, well kept older
home in quiet neighborhood.
13,3 Bellamy Circle, $99,500.
Call 227-8590. 4tp3/27

Owner accepung oilers now
for 3 bedroom. 2 bath house
Swith duplex on. same lot.
Excellent rental history, 3
blocks from bay. Available
July,1st,'$229,000. Call 229-
1340,. tfc4/3

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, -epaFraL losets arid
.qcp9rs to deck Kitchen Uiwr,
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. Darlene, 850-229-
.6167, 850-229-2519, 678-
.300-1275. 4tp3/13


For sale by owner: 3BR/2BA
house,, 1894sgft, terazzo
floors, deck. 309 Redfish St.
227-2049 4tp3/,27

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

NEW HOME FOR SALE
Janice Hall Construction
207 Monica Drive in Port
St. Joe. 1577 sq. ft. all
appliances, plus washer &
dryer included. Call 229-
6859. tfc4/3






Lawn Sevice. My business is
to cut your grass for you and
how you, want it to be cut.
Why do it yourself when I'can
do it for you? Call between 5
and 9 pm for an estimate on
your, lawn Brqndon Lv1es.
Phontie 229-5-013 4tp4. 3

I am seeking employment.
Experienced bookkeeper,
A/R,A/P, Payroll, Sales Tax,
Excel, Word, and Quickbooks
knowledge, Call 229-5269.
2tp4/3

Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependable!! Can provide ref-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. tfc4/3

WALLPAPERING Old 'paper
removed, walls., prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-Walls at
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Wanted To Buy : Heavy Duty
Mixer on a stand, 235 Watts
or more. (Like the old
Sunbeam Mixmaster) Call
229-6154 Leave Message.
ltp4/3






NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr. Jr.. the holder of the
fplloing Tax Certificate, has tiled said
certificate for a ta. deed to be issued
thereon. The -Vcgte numr and
year oft .'u2 nr, .l e ri'.']ii*r.n o.i .11.
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
. "_,Ii. :,lh i i:.:.:.cding to the Plat
',: r'.::r..: In Plat Book 1,
PFe'l .i 1 ii.. : f.F rlc Records of Gulf
Name in which assessed: Corrine
Salmon
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, 27, April 3, 10, 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. 217
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-3
R.E. No. 02498-000R
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.
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, 27, April 3, 10, 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
wds 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 1 WEST. GULF COUNTY.
*FLOPJD THENCE NORTH 0004'21"
C.Srr .u.-c.ro. 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 i Ftr T h..i-lH I
CENTRAL.ANGLE OF '2 ,-1;3 F':Ir
AN ARC. LENGTH OF 427.29 FEET TO
THE POINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE: THENCE SOUTH 25'33'44"
EAST 1711.69 FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE
.ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 11,415.15 FEET THROUGH 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" SUTH 20'14'55"
EAST F":R '6J.S Ff E. T 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, 6957'47- WEST.
S48.20' 'FEET; '. THEI CE ( .il:.-TH
" 2062'13" WEST 1 I -i FF_1EET THE IjI:
"NORTH 69*5747" EAST, S]E' Li'r E
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 s.,:h crdiiul'n,re.. ill be
sold to the hiailnei r idder Irl nr: Hr.,iir
Lobby of.the Gull" Counri -.'-n,.aliuie
at 11:00, A.M. E S T wc.r.e- dla., i[-.
16th day of April. '003 Cit.,a rln
13th 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, 27, April 3' 10. 2003


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
I 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. 302
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-7
R.E..No. 03330-120R
Description of Property:
LOT 1 OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDI-
VISION LOCATED IN SECTION 13.
T5S. RIIw. GULF C','urif', FL)JFiJl'
BEING MORE' F \PTII.i.L -RLi
DESCRIBED AS FC.L L,', S
COMMENCING AT THE SWI CORNER
OF SECTION 13. T5S, R1IW;,THENCE
N8730'00"'E. 373.18 FEET: THENCE
N2'30'00" W. 1320.00 FEET: THENCE
S87'14'00" E. 1393.95 FEET; THENCE
NIO'32'40" W. 94.32 FEET; THENCE
Nl31'20" W. 1320.00 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A
GRADED COUNTY ROAD; THENCE
J S8924'40" W, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE FOR 1050.00 FEET:
.THENCE N131'20" W. 210.00 FEET
FOR THE POINT OF. BEGINNING;
THENCE S8924'40" W. 279.45 FEET;
THENCE NI3i'20" W. 210.00 FEET;
THENCE N89'24'40" E. 279.45 FEET;
THENCE Sl31'20" E. 210.00 FEET TO
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-
tj' described in such certificate will. be
sold 'to the highest bidder in the front
L.:.t, l inr-: 'ull County Courthouse
I I.'ll r T C % '. ., .-.; ,Ja Ih :
I',,'lh ,Ja, .:.I -,r ll ":l l 1-' I=' [111i :
'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. 27, April 3. 10, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-13
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in purchasing the following:
1-1994 John Deere 6300 FWD Tractor
County Inventory #100-436
Serial #L06300M125710
To inspect this pelce of equipment, you
must contact Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee at (850)
639-2238. as It is still being used to
cut grass.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this Is a
SEALED BID, and include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
April 4, 2003 at5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
'Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday, April 7,
2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all'bids.
BOARD OF.COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By:/s/Jerry W. Barnes, Chairman
Attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmingham.
Clerk
Publish March 27 and April 3, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-14
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested in providing the following:
I-New 4WD Cab Tractor with Air
Conditioning
Specifications may be obtained from
the Clerk's Office. Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
Blvd.. Room 148. Port. St. Joe. FL
.32456 -.(850) 229-61-13. apj questions
should be directed to F :.-4.- I c:.-.r..,,r
Superintendent Bobb ",-r.E ,i t -'.i
639-2238. "
Please indicate on the- envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED
BID, and include the BID NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
April 4, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port .St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday, April -7,
2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By:/s/Jerry W. Barnes. Chairman.
Attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish March 27 and April 3, 2003


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Commercial Appraisals

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Master Degree Business Administration
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Broker License#BK5321 15
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Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

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Fax 850-639-9756
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
* Jackson Counties Specialty Assignments State Wide


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Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
Thl l'. : iTr ;f e.~ere,nced .ehn,r.h,'.
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Fencing and Concrete Work
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TIME PAINTING
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Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
Business Licensed
& / &
Residential Insured
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile


RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSED & INSURED




.Painting,


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Pressure Washing Special:

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:'All Types of Repair"
Drywall Paitting o'Carpentry
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I PUBLIC NOTICES I





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i,,,,


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2003


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-15
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested In providing the following
goods:
One (1) New Fire Truck
Bid price to include delivery, and the
delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Clerk's Office. Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL
32456 (850) 229-6113.
Questions should be directed to
Michael L. Hammond at (850) 229-
8944.
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this Is a
SEALED BID. and Include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
April 4, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Coatin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday. April 7,
2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA .
By:/s/Jerry W. Barnes, Chairman
Attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish March 27 and April 3. 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-16
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested In providing the following
goods:
One (1) New Fire Truck ,
Bid price to include delivery, and the
delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe. FL
32456 (850) 229-6113.
Questions should be directed to Shawn
Butler at (850) 229-6337.
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID. and Include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until Friday,
April 4, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
]Court, 1000' Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, and the bids will be opened
at this location on Monday, April 7,
2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:/s/Jerry W. Barnes. Chairman
Attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
.Publish Mgarch 27 and April 3, 2003
Notice to Accept Bids'.
The City of Mexico Beach Is accepting
bids for the construction, transporta-
tion and deployment of 105 pre-cast
reef modules. The materials used In
this project must meet minimum stan-
dards accepted by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission. All interested
contractors may obtain a bid package
of specifications and performance
requirements by contacting Paul
Sabiston. City Administrator, at (850)
648-5700, or in writing at P.Q. -Box
13425. Mexico Beach. FL 32410. The
closing date for all bids, is April 16.
2003 at 12:00 pm CST. bid opening is
scheduled for the same day April 16.
2003 at 1:30 pm CST at City Hall, 118
N 14th Street. Mexico Beach. FL


PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT
TO ISSUE PERMIT
This Intent to issue a permit (File
No. 23-020060-00 I-DF) to construct a
single-family dock consisting of 460' x
3' access pier with an 8' x 15' uncov-
ered terminal platform, with piling set
13' from platform for boat slip with lift
on both sides, total area over sovereign
submerged lands Is 1500 sq ft, is here-
by granted unless a sufficient petition
for an administrative hearing is timely
filed under sections 120,569 and
120.57 of'the Florida' Statutes as pro-
vided below. The location at Cape San
Bias on St. Joseph Peninsula on St.
Joseph Bay. Class II waters. Shellfish
Approved Harvesting Waters In St..
Jospeh Aquatic Preserve, an
Outstanding Florida Water. Section 36.
Township 08 South, Range 12 West,
Latitude/Longitude: 29'44'30"N/
8523'02"W. Gulf County. The proce-
dure 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 proceeding (hearing)
under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of
the Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain ir.e irn:.rmfnl.:.ri set forth below
and :Tui be ille. irecelved by the
clerk) in the Office of General Counsel
of the Department at 3900
Commonwealth Bi:.ule a.l- Mail
Station 35. Tall 7 r.,aee Florida
32399-3000.
Because the administrative hear-
ing process Is designed to redetermine
final agency action on the application,
the filing of a petition for an adminis-
trative hearing may result in a modifi-
cation of the permit arid lease, or even
a denial of the application. Accordingly,
',the applicant is advised not to com-
mence construction or other activities
under this permit/lease until the dead-
lines below for filing a petition for an
administrative hearing, or request for
an extension of time have expired.
Under fule 62-110.106(4) of the
Florida Administrative Code, a person
whose substantial interests are affect-
ed by the Department's action may also
request an extension of time to file a
petition for an administrative hearing.
The Department may, Ibr good cause
shown, grant the request for an exten-
slon 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 extension
of time shall foll the running time perl-
od for filing a petition until the reqeust
is acted upon. If a request is filed late,
the Department may still grant it upon
a motion by the reqeusting party show-
Ing that the failure to file a request for
anwextenslon of time before the dead-
line 'was the result of excusable
neglect.
In the event that a timely and'
sufficient petition for an administrative
hearing Is filed, other persons whose
substantial interests'will be affected by
the outcome of the administrative
process. 11.e [mle rielr,' to petition to
Intervene ir, (lr,. : proceeding.
Intervention will be only at the discre-
tion of the presiding officer upon the
filing of a motion In compliance with
rule 28-106.205 of the Florida
SAdministrative Code.
In accordance with rules 28-
.*i il: i i.,, r a, r.ai.TiiLi i r-a'ii. hearing
-i the I a:,plj.iri must be'filed within
14 days of receipt of this written notice.
Petitions filed by any persons other
than the applicant, and other than
those entitled tT written notice under
section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes, must be filed within 14 days
of publication of the notice or within 14
days of such notice, regardless of the
date of publication.
Under section 120.60(3) of
theFlorida Statutes, however, any per-
-i, -h 1- --i fl n-t it .


PUBLIC NOTICES


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filing. The failure of any person to file a
petition for an administrative hearing
or pursue mediation as provided below
within the appropriate time period
shall constitute a waiver' of those
rights.
A petition that disputes the
material facts on which the
Department's action Is based must
contain the following Information:
(a) The name and address of
each agency affected and each agency's
file or Identification number, if known:
(b) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of the petitioner: the
name, address, and telephone number
of the petitioner's representative, if
any. which shall be the address for ser-
vice purposes during the course of the
proceeding: and an explanation of how
the petitioner's substantial Interests
are or will be affected by the agency
determination:
(c) A statement of when and how
the petitioner received notice of the
agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed
Issues of material. fact. If there are
none. the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the
ultimate facts alleged, including the
specific facts that the petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modification
of the agency's proposed action; and
(1) A statement of the specific
rules or statutes that the petitioner
contends require reversal or modifica-
tion of the agency's proposed action;
,(g) A statement of tlhe relief
sought by the petitioner, stating pre-
cisely 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-
stantially 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. Mall
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 of appeal must be filed with-
in 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 Adjudichtory
Commission must be filed with the
Secretary of the Commissionl ad d.
served on the Departmerr iri,[,. 21:'
days from the date when -"r. nfir .:.:i .e;
is filed with the Clerk of the
Department.
The application is available for
public inspection during normal busi-
ness hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department of
Environmental Protection. Panama
City Branch Office, 2353 Jenks
Avenue, Panama City. Florida.
Publish April 3. 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-18
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation,
interested in providing the following:
Financing Three (3) Mosquito
Spray Trucks
$50,000.00 $75,000.00 Three (3)
Annual Payments ..
F-il E.-i.n'r.' inu i i'c.: r-:F m
.E-'il er.u DI- l '%, -..|L t
Please specify '.imrr.aft-i1 Jell-,..r, ,3aie
of funds, aftiec i o,_.." i In I .l id
award ,,
Please indicate oh the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME. that thli' Is a'
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
Thrusday, April 17, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.T., at the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil to.


Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, and the bids will be
opened at this location on Monday,
April 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Jerry W. Barnes. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish April 3 and April 10, 2003.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-17
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any- person, company or corporation
Interested in providing the following:
One (1) ULV Fogging Machine
Bid price to include delivery, and the
delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000
Cecil G. Costin. Sr. Blvd., Room 148.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113/Fax (850) 229-1990.
Questions should be directed to Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford at (850)
227-3696.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this Is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID
NUMBER. '
Bids will be received until
Thrusday, April 17, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.T., at the Office qf the Clerk
of Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, and the bids will be
opened at this location on Monday,
April 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any:and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
Bj, :. Irr,rj '* i3rr-.e I I-ha, rmIn
Attest: /s/' Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish April 3 and April 10, 2003.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-19 "
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested In providing the following:
Four (4) 20-cubic yard Roll-off


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BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
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By: /s/ Jerry-W. Barnes, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish April 3 and April 10. 2003.
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permit to Arizona Chemical located at
345 Kenny Mill Road in Port St. Joe,
Gulf County.
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a new .Ji. .l1 ai.:.. u system for the
removal I. alI-r i|'.n the incoming
crude-tall oil. Air emissions from the
new dehydrator system will. be con-
trolled by. the facility's thermal oxidizer
and will not result in any significant
increase of air emissions at the facility.
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interests are affected by the
Department's. proposed permitting
decision may petition.for an adminis-
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dance with Section 120.57, Florida
Statutes. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must
be filed (received) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard.
Tallahassee. Florida 32399-3000, with-
in 14 days of publication of this notice.
Petitioner shall mail a copy of the peti-
tion to the applicant at the address
Indicated above at the time of filing.
Failure to file a petwin thin this time
period shall constitute a waiver of any
right such person may have to request
an administrative determination (hear-
ing) under Section 120.57, Florida
statutes.
The petition shall contain the fol-
lowing information; (a) The name,
address, and telephone number of each
petitioner, the applicant's name and
address, the Department Permit File
Number and the county in which the
project is proposed: (b) A statement of
how and when each petitioner received
notice of the Department's action or
proposed action; (c) A statement of how
each petitioner's substantial Interests
are affected by the Department's action
or proposed action: (d) A statement of
the material facts disputed by petition-
er, if any; (e) A statement of facts which
petitioner contends warrant reversal or
modification of the Department's
action or proposed action; (0 A state-
ment of which rules or statutes peti.-
tolner contends require reversal or
modification of the Department's
action or proposed action; and (g) A
statement of the relief sought by peti-
tioner. stating precisely the action peti-
tioner wants the Department to take
with respect to the Department's action
or proposed action.
If a petition Is filed, the adminis-
trative hearing process is designed to
formulate agency action. Accordingly.
the Department's final action may be
different from the position taken by it
In this Notice. Persons whose substan-
tial Interests will be affected by any
decision of the Department with regard
to the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the pro-
ceeding. The petition must conform to
the requirements specified above and
be filed-(received) within 14 days of
publication of this notice In the Office
of General Counsel at the above
address of the Department. Faillure to
petition within the allowed time frame


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constitutes a waiver of any right such
person has to request a hearing under
Section 120.57, Florida Statutes, and
to participate 'as a party to this pro-
ceeding. Any subsequent Intervention
will only be at the approval of the pre-
siding officer upon motion filed pur-
suant to Rule 28-5.207, F.A.C. ,
The application is available for
public inspecticr. Ourri n.:.rIrinl bjsi-
ness. hours, 8:0-1. a rn t*.:. 0 p rr,
Monday through. rni.\ e.r epi lor
legal holidays a. [he Irjcrihwe-t
District, 160 :.:,.err,nm.Tenril 'eril.
Pensacola, Florida.
Publish April 3. 2003.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE REQUEST'
FOR PROPOSALS (RFP'S)
BID NO. 0203-20
The Gulf County Board of County,
Commissioners will receive RFP's from
any person, company or corporation
Interested in providing the following
goods/service:
Financial Cnr.;,iuar ir... JeIermrrine p.c.
Ejected c 'erii:,ri. .:,.: i for tire Gulf
County a -F.:.I'*i Larilfill a.-1 1.:.r tile
development of a template to used In
determining future tipping fee rates.;'"
A mandatory pre-proposal conference
will be held in the Conference Roorm of
the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, Thursday, April 11: 2003 at
1:00 p.m.. E.T.
Questions concerning ihe ecquedt1 lIt
proposals should be direred .:. .lt-e
Danford. Solid Waste Director, at, 85.0)
227-3696. Monday thru Friday, 8:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m., E.T.
Please Indicate, on the envelope that.
this is a SEALED RFP and include the
RFP NUMBER.
RFP's will"be received until Thursdayz
April 17 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the Offlce
of the Clerk of Court,' 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr.. Blvd., room 148. Poit'St,
Joe, Florida 32456 and openedd'and
read publicly April 21, 2003 at 10:OQ
a.m. E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY I
COMMISSIONERS
By: /s/Jerry W. Barnes. CraJrmin,
Attest: /s/. Douglas ;C. irmrinah' am
Clerk
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