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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 10, 2003
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AN' T VES BIN4DERY
1508 HWY 4-31-5
~LBERTVILLE AL 35?5fl


Commission Feels It's

Holding The Bag.....Pg.3A

Langston Foundation

Gets Boost.................... Pg.4A

Local Finalists for Jefferson

Awards........................ Pg.SA

Mock Accident......... pg.sA

AP Article Reprinted...Pg. 1

Sports News........ Pgs. 1o, 71

School News...............Pg.8-1 OB

Society..................... Pgs.2B,5B

Obituaries................. ...Pg.4B

Classified,'Legals.....Pgs. 12-14B


Coop Holds

55th Meeting


Saturday
by Tim Croft
Part informational meeting
part member soiree, Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative holds its 55th
annual meeting this weekend.
The meeting kicks off with
member registration at 8.30 a.m.
CDT on Saturday at the utility's
Wewahitchkl headquarters at' 732
W. Hwy. 22.,
Each registered 'member will
receive a free prize.
"I invite all our members to
come and take part in our annual
meeting," said Roy Barnes, general
manager and CEO of GCEC. "Not
only to be present for the business
portion of the meeting, but also to
enjoy food, prizes and entertain-
ment."
The guest speaker this year
will be Gary Smith, president and
CEO of Alabama Electric
Cooperatives, from which GCEC
purchases its power.
The Ivey Brothers, who play a
host of musical stylings, will take
the stage at 9:15 a.m.
The balloonmeister for-..the,
opening' of Touchstone Energy
Balloon Festival will be on hand
and, weather permitting, there will
be tethered hot air balloon rides.
Members will receive financial
reports and an update on the over-
all business status of the utility.
Voting on board members will also
be conducted.
There will also be plenty of
merriment, -as prizes will be award-
ed throughout the day. Grand
'prizes include three vacation pack-
ages and two $500 credits on an
electric bill.
GCEC is part of the
Touchstone Energy 'national
alliance of local, consumer-owned
electric cooperatives.
GCEC serves roughly 18,000
consumers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and Washington
counties as well as the municipali-
ties of Wewahitchka, White City,
Southport, Fountain and Ebro.


Public Gets,

Look At

WindMark
The public will be offered a
peak at the plans for WindMark
Beach Phase II from 6-8 p.m. EDT
on Thursday at the Centennial
Building.
In a largely informal atmos-
phere, folks can review maps and
renderings of the development,
which will eventually include some
1,400 homes, a golf course and
assorted amenities;
Citizens will have the opportu-
nity to speak with representatives
of Arvida and make comments, for-
mal and informal, as desired.
The open house also provides
folks the chance to see that their
voices have been heard about spe-
cific concerns about the WindMark
development, particularly on the
issue of beach access and how the
beadh will "look and feel" as the
development takes shape.
The most critical part of the.
workshop, though, is for a public
airing of any concerns or plaudits
about the development long before
the effort hits the final stretch run.
In this week's paper, leaders
will find an insert that provides an
overview of WindMark Beach Phase
II.


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School Board Assessing the Increase



Looking at Capital Outlay Millage Hike to Address Needs


by Tim Croft
A workshop Tuesday afternoon
underscored the current paradigm
for the Gulf County School Board.
Wish lists are passe. The.
boundary between fiscal reality.
'and fantasy has never been more
stark.
It's found at the bottom line.
That Maginot line where black
bleeds to red dominated discus-
sions about starting a high school
soccer program at Port St. Joe High
School and the capital outlay
needs across the district.
The former was a request
brought to board members by local
parents and students, which board
members expressed some interest
in pursuing.
The latter is a laundry list of
facilities expenditures that
Superintendent Jerry Kelley char-
acterized as critically in need of
addressing.
But fully addressing those
needs would appear to surely
entail raising the capital village
assessment, hardly a prospect any
elected official would rush to
embrace.
After gathering input from
school administrators, district staff
have identified some $2 million in
capital outlay needs, much of that
considered bare-bones essential to
Kelley.
"I don't think this is. extrava-
gant by any means," he said. "I've
given, in my mind, a conservative
request."
Fully funding those items,
however,i would likely mean raising
the capital outlay millage assess-
ment from 1 mill to 2'mills.
Sst year. 1 mill brought in
slightly over $1 million.
A mill is equal to $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed property value.
Therefore, if the capital millage rate
'for schools was raised to 2 mills, a
homeowner with a home valued at
$100,000 would see a $100 jump
in their taxes for schools.,
As board member Linda Wood
noted, however, information from
Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert
indicates that the overall county
property assessment is likely to
jump by somewhere between $100-
$150 million this year.


That comes on the heels of a
spike in assessments last fiscal
year.
So, asking taxpayers to foot a
bump in their millage for schools
while absorbing the checkbook hits
that rising property values rain
down could be dicey, Wood said.
'This is a difficult plight for
people in Gulf County," she said.
On the flip side, though, the
district is one of just a dozen or so
in the state which is not at 2 mills
for capital outlay needs.
And the reality is that with
generally aging facilities across the
district, there is a need for more
than a band-aid approach.
Even if the district was on the
path to a consolidated high school,
that new school -would be years:
away and the current facility-
upkeep would still be essential.
Those improvements are divid-
ed into two parts.
One is known as Local Capital
Improvement dollars, which the
district typically sends $100 to
$150 per student to each school
to spend as it sees fit for capital
improvements, such as playground
equipment, computers, furniture
and the like. ,
The other category is larger-
scale capital improvements taken
on by the district. ,
S Those currently include roofs
for schools in Wewahitchka,
bleachers at both high school gym-
nasiums, two new school buses
and similar large items.
"We've got some critical needs
we have to address," Wood said.'
Needs that Kelley said should
be addressed now and which has
been Exhibit One for his argument
that the district needs to bump its
capital rrullage rate.,
"We are short-changing our
kids," Kelley said. "I feel strongly
that we are not doing our kids right
if we do not do this.
"This is in the best interest of
the boys and girls in this county.
There are thirigs here we need to
do."
Board member Sharon Gaskin
said, 'This is going to bring every-
thing in the district' up to quality."
Kelley suggested one alterna-
tive would be raising the millage


Warriner Named Chair


of GCCC Foundation
by Tim Croft
David Warriner is fully cognizant of the folks who helped blaze the trail
he is now navigating.
If he wasn't, all he'd have to do is walk around the campus of Gulf
Coast Community College.
Warriner was recently tabbed to serve as chairman of the college
Foundation for one year, a stint that seems particularly appropriate given
*Warriner's familial ties.
Amelia Tapper, whose 'name
-:..: -- ---. ": -- adorns the fine arts auditorium on-
Sthe Panama City campus was
UK',i ^^ ^ 1 I Warriner's mother-in-law.
--- ... hi State Sen. George Tapper, for'
o whom the foundation is named.
was Warriner's father-in-law.
"When you are the son-in-law
of Sen. Tapper and his wife and you,
..are dealing with Gulf Coast
i.. Community College, those are large
------ shoes to fill," Warriner said. "They
cast large shadows, figuratively,
and the shadow of their memories
on that campus is enormous."
Warriner has served on the
Board of Trustees of the foundation
for several years, the ascendancy to
the chairmanship virtually another
f step in the progression.
*^ He takes the center seat on a
board that reads like a "Who's Who"
of Northwest Florida and which
oversees an endowment of some
$14 million.
That endowment has been sig-
David Warriner nificantly bolstered through wildly
successful fund-raising efforts,
from the Tapper Golf Tournament held each year in Port St. Joe to the Wall
of Honor and Walk of Fame campaigns.
"Those were significant capital campaigns," Warriner said of the latter
two.
Each year, the foundation funds hundreds of scholarships for stu-
dents at the college's two campuses in Panama City and Gulf County.
And it serves as a safety net for the college, providing a funding life-
jacket particularly important as the state's institutions of higher education
navigate angry economic seas.
"The foundation's role is primarily to enhance the experience of stu-
dents at the college," Warriner explained. "When (college president Dr.)
Bob McSpadden needs something, such as computers, we always
respond."


(See Warriner on Page 4A)


rate to a level that the equivalent of
2 mills when added together with
money generated from the half-


cent sales tax.
Wood offered the alternative of
prioritizing the needs and spread-


ing the spending over three years:
The board will continue to look
(See School Board on Page 9A)


more, see story on page 6A. .
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Third-grader D.J. Shiver, foreg.und, waters and fifth-grader William Morgan, background, prunes


For more, see story on page 6A.








Marks from Annual Auit
.,..c. .... .i il ..J.lliU"-.i .. uU .:. .


by Tim Croft
Those critics of the, city admin-
istration hoping to find ammunition
in the annual financial audit of
Mexico Beach were instead handed
blanks on Tuesday night.
The annual audit by Saltmarsh,
Cleaveland & Gund determined
that the city's overall financial con-
dition is on solid footing and its
bookkeeping much improved from
two years prior.
Asked pointedly by Councilman
Chuck Risinger to give, city staff a
grade for its upkeep of the city
books, auditor Curtis Chastain said
they had earned arf "A."
"The basic audit report is a
clean report," Chastain said. "That
is about as good as you can get."
He said the city's find balances
- general revenue, governffental
and enterprise were "good" and
that net income for last year from
general revenue and enterprise
funds was well in the lack.
"The financial, condition is
good," Chastain said.. ,
The audit found no instances of
noncompliance and Io. reportable
conditions in internal control of
major programs.
There were two reportable con-
ditions in minor areas, reconciling
Sewer Fund activity and documen-
tation of travel expenditures, but
Chastain said both issues are
holdovers from prevlqus audits and
that city staff is working to correct
the problems.
Under questioning from' Mayor
Kathy Kingsland, Chastain noted
that the audit conducted two years
ago for the fiscal year 1999-2000
- included a dozen-odd reportable
conditions.
"There has been a marked
improvement," Chastain said.
"Nearly all of those changes we rec-
ommended have been implemented.
Overall, there has been tremendous
improvement."
Risinger asked Chastain if, in
his opinion, city staff had "their
arms around" the city's financial
situations.
Chastain replied in the affirma-
tive before giving city staff an "A" for
their efforts.
"There were no surprises,"
Kingsland said, noting that with the
hiring of city administrator Paul
Sabiston and city clerk Henry Flack
in the past couple of years, "we had
nowhere to go but up."
Ironically, the audit presenta-
tion was missed by the most vocal
critics of the city administration.
Regular attendees to the city coun-


cil's monthly meetings, often using
the public forum to lob accusations
at the way the city is operated, they
were noticeably absent at Tuesday's
meeting.
In other action during the regu-
lar monthly meeting:
Council members heard from
Chris Merritt regarding the upcom-
ing public hearing on the Gulf to
Bay Highway, or "back beach road"
realignment of U.S. 98.
The environmental impact
report has been signed off on by
district Florida Department of
Transportation officials.
The public hearing, scheduled
for May 6, will be the final step in
the initial planning and environ-
ment impact portion of the project.
At the hearing, the proposed
"preferred alternative" will be out-
lined for.the public.
Following the hearing and final:
report, the project. will move into
the design stage.
The council approved an ordi-
nance limiting the display of tobac-
co products to behind the counter
in all stores in the city.
The ordinance has been the
main focus across the state over the
past several years for Students
Working Against Tobacco (SWAT).


Tuesday's vote was particularly
important for the SWAT chapter in
Bay County.
The Bay County Commission
told the group that if it could get
five of the eight municipalities in
the county to approve the ordi-
nance, the Commission would take
it up as a county-wide requirement.
S-Mexico Beach was the fifth city
to approve the ordinance, following
Springfield, Callaway, Panama City
and Cedar Grove.
Approved awarding the con-
tract for improvements to the Civic
Center to Carr Engineering.
The cost of the work is not to
exceed $75,000 and the project will
begin in the next few days.
Carr Engineering is aware of
the necessity of completing the
work in time for next month's coun-
cil meeting, Sabiston said.
*Approved using state Beach
Nourishment grant funds to study
sand flow along the beach and
canal ($25,000) and constructing a
deck/walkover at Sunset Park
($45,000).
Approved a contract with the
Florida Department of
Transportation through which the
city will receive $687.33 each year
to maintain lighting on U.S. 98.


Bay Medical, Gulf


Medical Kick-off Wed.

Beacon Hill Therapy and Wellness Center and Bay Medical Center are
inviting the community-at-large to celebrate the elevation of healthcare
services in Gulf County.
The Bay Medical Center Gulf County Medical Plaza Kickoff will take
place on Wednesday, April 16th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. Guest
speakers, Bay Medical Center's CEO, local physicians affiliated with the
clinic, and local dignitaries will be present.
Tour the clinic, meet the physicians and therapists and see the new
state-of-the-art laboratory and diagnostics unit. Hamburgers and hot
dogs will be served.
The clinic is located in St. Joe Beach, between Geri-Care Assisted
Living Center and Beacon Hill Park at 190 Lightkeepers Drive, in the com-
munity called Beacon by the Sea, an innovation in healthcare and retire-
ment living now being developed.
As seniors age, their healthcare needs change, as do their lifestyle
desires. Beacon by the Sea'is a resort-like retirement community in St.
Joe Beach that caters to seniors who are active and independent but wish
to have ready access to healthcare services when needed.
Development is currently underway on a 30-acre tract of land locat-
ed one mile east of Mexico Beach just off Highway 98, between Beacon
Hill Park and the Gulfaire subdivision, overlooking the beautiful sugar
white shoreline of St. Joe Beach.
The concept of Beacon by the Sea is to offer a continuum of residen-
tial care options for seniors meeting their changing needs as they
(See Bay Med on Page 3A)


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Editorials,


Comments


The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
q COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR





WindMark


Phase II-


Doing What



They Said


This Thursday tonighth) there will be a public meeting held at
the. Centenlil-"Building in-Port St. Joe (from 6-8 p.m. EDT) to
take a look at plais for WindMark Phase II. -
Gulf County commissioners asked the St. -Joe Company to
hold this meeting so the public could get a sneak preview of what
is included ,in the company's DRI (Development of, Regional
Impact) application and to give their comments. ,
Local Arvida project'manager John Hendry, gave Rotarians a
preview of the development during their club meeting last Thurs-
day. The good news for area residents should be that not.only do
plais call for the keeping. of promises but it goes beyond what I
remember being promised. ,
As pledged, there will be n. development on the water side of
the existing Highway 98 right-of-way. In fact, the closest building
to the water's edge will be 450 feet inland.
The 'surprise I got had to do with beach access. St. Joe had
said there would be two public beach access points at either end
of the development. Both of these are on the newest drawings,
complete with parking areas, 'restrooms, etc.
John Hendry went on to comment that there are several other
areas within the development that folks can pull into, park, arid
go to the beach if they desire. Hendry reminded everyone that this
will be an open subdivision and the beach area will be dedicated
to the community for all to use. In all, there will be approximate-
ly 300 parking places for visitors using the beaches.
In an article that appeared in The Apalachicola Times last
week, FSU professor of political science and government Lance
Dehaven-Smith, was quoted in a lecture entitled "Growth Pres-
sures in the Panhandle" as saying, "Our problem is not St. Joe
(Company). The problem is what is going to happen around it."
He was speaking about the impact of lot-by-lot development.
After looking at the developmentplans for WindMark Phase II
and seeing all the hoops and hurdles they have to go through in
order to get through this DRI process it's easy to see that
'DeHaven-Smith has a verve good tmderstanding of where we need
to focus our concerns. One need only to look at the number: f
subdivision units that have been.:approved over the past few
years or are currently in -various stages of approval to see the
impact. While WindMark may be ,the biggest single development
in the area it is not the biggest development taking place when'
you tally up all the small subdivisions.
Hendry estimated it will take between 15 to 20 years for the
1552 planned units to be marketed. This works out to be a den-
sity level of approximately one home per acre. This density com-
pared very favorably to current developments along St. Joe Beach
and Mexico Beach which are developed at a much higher densi-
ty.
All in all, I was very inipressed with the plans I saw. The DRI
process also takes into account what impact the development will
have on road infrastructure, education, medical needs, services,
etc. These items must also be addressed and a plan set to deal
with each of them before the development plan will be approved.
"Hopefully, many of our residents will show up for the work-
shop to see, hear and comment on what they like and don't like
about the development. St. Joe Company has not only promised'
that-they listen -to._wha.t te public wishes and desires, but they
Swill respond with positive action when possible.
Hope to see you there as we work together to shape the future
of our community.


On the surface Mrs. Marion
McCall's death hardly caused a rip-
ple.
After all, she was 87 years old,
she did not have a large, family
near-by and she had been in po6r


health for several] years. She passed
away quietly last week and her
earthly body was laid to rest rever-
ently by a few close fnends who
gathered briefly on a beautiful Fri-
day afternoon to pay their respects..
But mostly. except for James and
Miss, Eunice, the world hardly took
note.
The world just didn't know...
In the mid-seventies Cathy and,
I were working like crazy to make
. ends meet. And sometimes we had


to pull hard and stretch to get
those ends -within shouting dis-
tance of each other! We both
worked. We needed someone to
"look after" the two most precious
conimmodities. we had on this earth.
i remember the day Mrs.
McCall phoned and said that she
"had room" for Josh. Cathy had'
been down and visited her house,
talked to her about children in gen-
eral, and ours in great detail. We,
laid awake long into the night dis-
cussing if this was the right place


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for our boys. Miss McCall was get-
ting on up in years even then. She
already was keeping several other
kids at her Day Care Center. Would
she have the energy to "keep up"?
Would her "values" coincide with
ours? Would she "watch after" ours
as carefully and lovingly as we did?
Listen, God entrusted them to
us. To care for, to nurture, to teach,
to admonish, to harbor, to raise, to
love. We were fixing to entrust them
to a lady we really didn't know! You
talk about some anxieties :!
Plus, Josh and, Jess both were
pretty shy., They didn't "take"
change very well. No one could
"understand" and love them like we
did!
We worried and sweated and
pondered on whether this was the
night place or not for all of one day!
Josh came home excited about
snack time, story time, the back
yard, turtles and he "just had to
have" a dog like Prissy-Missy. "Miss
Call is so funny, daddy." .
I would drop him off and .he
would literally jump into Miss Call's
outstretched arms. On the few
occasions I had the joy to walk up
the six "turtle steps" to pick himt up
in the afternoon she would come to
the door and they'd be hugging and
laughing awayl
As Josh, and then, Jess passed
through Call's hallowed halls we
learned about fnut day, vegetable
day and meat day. We heard daily
of the exploits of Prissy-Missy and
Sez-a-bel! The boys wanted me to
buy a red and blue tri-fold mat for
their nap time at home. We sent let-
tuce for the box turtles. We picked
up chestnut burrs. The boys want-
ed a water fountain for our back
yard. And a monorail. And a swing.
And a two story play house. Listen,
the Charlie Chip man got to leaving
cookies and chips at her house for.
us!
But it- wasn't!' all fun and '
games. Miss Call would meet me at
the door on occasion, a troubled
look on her face, *Josh and Norton
got into a fight. I had to put him In
time out." Bless her heart! I gave
a. a siug. or-caaring... _
If it was cut. bitten or,.stung--
she.broke out the Dr. Tichenor's.
And before meals now my prayer
wasn't good enough. It had to be
"God is good,. God is great, let us
thank Him for our food, by His
hand we all are fed..."
Folks, we got it all for fifteen
dollars a week. You talk about a
return on your money!!!l
By the early eighties, our
youngest had "graduated" to the
first, grade. Over the next. twenty
years I never saw Miss McCall that
she didn't ask about Josh and
Jess. And you know what, over that
same period, as we would drive
past 1006 Garrisonthe boys would
seldom fail to ask about their
beloved "Call".
Jesse was home, on spring
break, now 24 years old, working
on a master's degree and planning
his July wedding. ."Jess, .Miss Call

(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


I Can Tell Spring Is Among


ITS SPRING FEVER time in,
and around Port St. Joe.
I know this for a fact!
I have two bona-fide, good rea-
sons to know it is spring and nei-
ther has anything to do with the
azaleas blooming, the. grass
sprouting out green [as a'matter of
fact, I heard mowing all around me
Saturday].
It has nothing to do with the
squirrels gamboling about in, the
park which lies across the- street
from my house. It has nothing to
do with my satsuma tree putting
on a display of a gaggle of blooms,
nor my lemon tree putting out
blooms which you can smell all
over the yard.
It hasn't even any relation to
my eldest daughter furnishing me
with my first tomato plants of the
young season, nor my grandson
showing up with his lawn mower
in tow to see if his grandmother is
ready to have the grass cut [even
though that is a pretty good sign


ETAOIN SHRDLU
i
Written b.ly Wesley Ramsey
K


that spring has sprung!]

I CAN TELL SPRING is arhong
us in full force because Frenchie
has voluntarily turned on the air'
conditioner and because of some
advice sought after from me, dt
church Sunday.
I'm not an expert at anything,
but I know a little bit about a cou-
ple of things.
In keeping with this knowl-
edge of a few things, David Player
approached: me during the "gath-
ering" time, when the organist,
Ann Six is pealing forth with her
gathering and visiting music.
He hunkered down and asked:


"Mr.- Wesley, I need your advice
about something."
Well it made me proud, that
anyone would ask my advice
. about anythingng" I sat'up straight
and trled to look like I knew more
Than I actually did.
.David then hit me with the
meat of our short conversation. :
"Mr. Wesley, I want to put. my
mother in the hummingbird busi-
ness. What do I have to do, and
when do I do it?"
Ah h h h! Something I knew a
-little bit about!

I TOLD HIM TO GO ahead and
put hig feeders up, preferably


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about three, or" four feet
shrimp plant, with its red
You'd have thought I g
the remedy to cure .his
baldnessL! [Although, I ki
answer to that one, too.
tors prescribed the drug
dil" to help with my problem
darn if it didn't start grow
A little bonus.,
But, that has nothing
the signs of an advancing
Unless', you equate a full
hair with the advent of sp
tell you one thing, however'
worth having a full head
having .to put up with h'
sion just so your doctor'
scribe "Minoxidil'" to grow

" THE NEXT SIGN OF t
ing of spring 'is Frenichie
on the air conditioner,
she's.hot!
In-the past, it has, b
that began to lobby for the
ditioner to be turned on


Full Force...

frim a June..
blooms. But, here it is only April -
save him and a chilly April, at that. She's
,pattern ready to turn the AC on and I can
now the just cover.'up with a .blanket to
My doc- keep warm while watching TV.
"Minoxi- We don't have that sort of
ims, and trouble with the heat. I usually
ing. hair! turn it off when summer begins,
and turn off the pilot light.
to with There's no turning on the heat
spring. until it's .needed. I have her con-
head of vinced that the heater should be
>ring. I'll inspected prior to lighting the pilot
r. It isn't light in the fall.
of hair, But, this air conditioner thing;
yperten- I have to wait until June to take
will pre- advantage of it, while Frenchie
it. runs it in 79 degree weather, all
through April.
he com- I, am banished to the back
turning porch room to do my reading,
because where I can c.ose off the rest of the
house ... and its air conditioner!
been me
air con- ANOTHER SIGN OF the com-
around ing of spring, I almost forgot about


is the-annual chore sonrAlford per-
forms for us.
He usually comes. by in
November and drains the outside
pump. He leaves the plug out and
puts it only he knows where.
For this reason; he necessari-
ly has to come by again with the
advent of spring, and prime it up
once more.
It keeps the pump from freez-
ing, but it necessitates an' opera-
tion with the coming of spring to
get it going again.
Frenchie has started to plant
'flowers, so it is time to get 'the
punip going..
The coming of spring means
the need to do a dozen little
chores, in addition to the blooming
of the azaleas, planting tomatoes,
and trimming the shrubs after
they have bloomed. Luckily, we
have most of them accomplished.
Now, we just have to dust off
the rocking chairs on the front
porch!


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Commission Feels It's Holding the Bag


Gulf County commissioners are
beginning to feel like they've been
left holding the bag. When it came
time to pay the bills for Gulfs chal-
lenge of property values dispute
between Stone Container and the
county, commissioners agreed to
pay the legal fee then call on the
other two recipients of the resulting
tax revenues to pay their fair share.
That was several months ago
and to date the board is still wait-
irig for the School Board and the
City of Port St. Joe to pay their
share. During Tuesday's regular
board meeting commissioners dis-
cussed two letters received from
Superintendent Jerry Kelley and a
written opinion from the Florida
Department of Education general


counsel.
The thrust of the response was
to say thanks to all parties involved
for collecting the tax dollars
through successful litigation, but
the school board does not have the
authority to contribute to paying
the attorney's fees.
Needless to say the news didn't
.sit well with commissioners who
want not only the School Board but
also the City of Port St. Joe to pay
their fair portion of the bill. The bill
was divided into three parts with
the amount due to each being pro-
portionate to the amount of tax rev-
enues they received from the suc-
cessful litigation.
"I think they ought to pay it,"
said Commissioner Carl Fox.


Bay Medical


progress in age. Whether living in
their own home, town home,
apartment or assisted living suite,
the residents will have ready
access to on-site medical, nursing
and rehabilitation services, gener-
al wellness and conditioning pro-
* grams, social activities, as well as
dining services.
At present, internal medicine,
cardiology, physical, occupational
and speech therapy, and fitness
services are offered at the campus
Beacon Hill Wellness Center. On
April 16th, through a collabora-
tive effort with Bay Medical Center
and local physicians, the medical


services will expand with addi-
tional medical doctors, rotating
medical specialists, and laborato-
ry, x-ray and diagnostics.
Also on campus, The Geri-
Care Assisted Living Facility,
which opened in 1999, offers bed-
room apartments for elder resi-
dents who need assistance with
personal care, such as bathing
and taking medication, but do not
need 24-hour nursing care as pro-
vided in nursing homes. As the
community grows, a recreational
center with swimming pool, shuf-
fleboard courts, dining/ballroom,
and other entertainment ameni-


Commissioner Billy Traylor
didn't waste much time expressing
his disappointment either as the
full board seemed to unanimously
nod their heads in agreement.
Commissioners eventually
agreed to write a letter to both the
School Board and Port St. Joe
Commission requesting that both
boards take a vote on the question
so they c"- find out exactly where
they stand.
The School Board portion of the
bill is approximately $23,000.
CBRA/Lobbyist
Commissioners agreed to con-
tinue to support efforts to have
CBRA (Coastal Barrier Resource
Act) designation removed from
areas of the Cape. Attorneys


Harrison, Rivard and Zimmerman
have been hired to help with this
effort.
The board carried their desires
a little beyond just battling CBRA
and will inqu4-e from the group
what they would charge to repre-
sent the county as lobbyist for a
few key issues of concern the
county has before this year's leg-
islative session.
The board agreed to allow
Chief Administrator Don Butler to
negotiate a price up to the amount
of county bid limits, for this addi-
tional service.
In Other Business
Discussed an ordinance
being advertised concerning regu-
lating alcohol at White City Park.
Discussed and clarified con-
fusion over courthouse renovation
grant funds and how they can be
used.
Agreed to place "no spray"
cone signs in areas where county
residents are having health prob-
lems related to breathing mosquito
spray. This solution was agreed to
after concern was aired by Marian
Hough of White City.'
Accepted the high bid of
$12,600 from Ralph Rish to pur-
chase a used tractor from the
county. The board also accepted
the low bid of $38,147 from J.D.
Swearingen to purchase a new
tractor for the road department.
Accepted bids of $160,170
and $166,372 to purchase new fire


ties will be built to promote an
active, fit lifestyle and cama-
raderie among, Beacon by the Sea
neighbors.
When the 'development is
complete, Beacon by the Sea will
provide residential housing for
well over 100 senior individuals or
couples-and services for the
entire county-in an environment
that encourages continued per-
sonal growth, independence and a
fulfilling lifestyle regardless of
age.
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Strong Early Demand Shown for

PSJ Commerce Center Complex


Vanessa Dawson and Eugene Raffield, Langston Foundation board members are shown receiving a $5,000 check
from Lewis Howell of the St. Joe Community Foundation.

Langston Foundation Gets Boost

from St. Joe Community Foundation


by Tim Croft
Different name. Same commu-
nity focus.
The Northwest Florida
Improvement Foundation, estab-


Warriner

(From Page JA)
That role figures to only
expand on the next few years. The
state is wrestling with wells of red
ink and the university and commu-
nity college systems are line to take
notable bites in funding.
Tuition hikes are already in the
offing across the state, but
Warriner noted that the fiscal
responsibility and conservatism
demonstrated by McSpadden and
GCCC officials through the years
has the college on sound ground.
It is only one aspect of a cul-
ture that McSpadden and his pred-
ecessors have created that. has
made the college as much a part of
the community infrastructure as
any road or bridge.
"Bob McSpadden, in particular,
has created a culture that not only
faculty, not only students, but the
community .has embraced,"
Warriner said. "It has such a stellar
reputation and the good it does in
the communities, that's why people
have bought into it."
The foundation's endowment,
raised entirely through private con-
tributions and overseen by an all-
volunteer board, is. simply ExhibiL
One.-
After discussions with staff, at
the foundation, Warriner has for-
mulated some priorities for the
next year.
Though he is an unabashed
bull on the prospects for the
national economy and the stock
market, the year, he said, would-
likely not be 'dominated by another
major fund-raising drive.
"It's not a good year for us to go
out and say, gi,: ii,. a bunch of
money,'" Warriner said. "I see this
as more of a year to refocus the
community on what the foundation
does for the college. and what the
college does for the community.
"I would like to have a year of,
nostalgia may not be quite the right
word, about the college and the
foundation."
Remembering a legacy, the
trail-blazers. In'his own way, and
in a -uniquely personal fashion,'
Warriner is fanning a flame
sparked long ago l6v the family he
joined by marna-e.
"So many people out there
worked, with (George and Amelia
Tapper)," Warriner said. "It's an
easy job in a way because so many
people carry a warm spot for them.
"It's flattering that (foundation
board members) felt 'I was capable
of handling the responsibility. And
it's a lot of responsibility."
And enormous footprints to fol-
low.


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The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
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lished by The St. Joe Company,
has a new moniker, The St. Joe
Community Foundation.
But the greenbacks are the still
the same and the foundation last
week provided a $5,000 grant to,
the Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation.
The dollars provide a huge
boost, financially and symbolically,
to the Langston Foundation's
efforts to extend a hand to dedicat-
ed young people in eight Panhandle
counties.
"It represents a huge chunk,"
said Dr. David Langston, president,
of 'the Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation. "It will help us
tremendously.
"I personally feel it is important
for the community as a whole to
(partner with the Langston founda-
tion). For (The St. Joe Community
Foundation) to latch onto us is very
important."
As Langston noted, the founda-
tions are aimed in similar direc-
tions along parallel tracks.
'This is about reaching back
and helping others, particularly
young people," Langston said of his
foundation's mission. "It only hap-
pens through hard work and dedi-
cation.
"They can be anything they
.want to be in this country if they
are willing to sacrifice and work
hard."
Embracing such programs
which enrich the community and
the lives of the people in it, not
through handouts, but by provid-
ing fuel for entrepreneurial engines
*in the community is in lafge mias-
ure what the St. Joe Community
Foundation has been about from
the outset, regardless of the name.
The $5,000 grant, which repre-
sents a, significant percentage of
the dollar amount of the 25-27
scholarships bestowed last year by
the Langston Foundation is simply
a reflection of that focus.
"Not only does David provide
opportunities for youth so that they
can pursue their goals and dreams,
he motivates those students and
their families by virtue of his exam-
ple," said Lewis Howell, vice presi-


dent of sales and development for
St. Joe Land Co., and
secretary/treasurer of the St. Joe
Community Foundation.
"The Langston Youth
Foundation's outreach activities
contributes to creating healthier
communities and toward teaching
and learning; which are corner-
stones of (St. Joe Community,
Foundation's) mission."
Langston said that the Youth
Foundation attempts to identify
youths who wish to graduate and
contribute to society.
That becomes even more criti-
cal as inevitable growth, much of it
driven by The St. Joe Co., trans-
forms the region.
"We have to have able-bodied
citizens to provide the services that
will be needed as growth comes,"
he said, noting that reality only
underscores the importance of the
partnership, with the St. Joe
Community Foundation.
Which, having, been estab-
'lished four years ago, has a new
name.
(See Langston on Page 9A)


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Phone (850) 227-1156


St. Joe Commercial, the com-
mercial investment, asset manage-
ment and development division of
The St. Joe Company ("St. Joe")
has recently announced that
another business has committed to
setting up shop in one of the com-
pany's newest commercial centers,
Port St. Joe Commerce Park.
, Coastal Design and Landscape, a
. Port St. Joe company employing
nearly 20 people, will relocate their
business to occupy 2.61 acres of
the 75-acre commerce park.
Coastal joins Red Line
Container and 3 more new ten-
ants--the names of which are to be


announced soon-in making early
commitments to the new park.
Brent Faison, Associate Director of
Advantis's Panama City Office,
handled the Coastal transaction for
St. Joe. Advantis/GVA is the com-
mercial real estate services division
of The St. Joe Company, and is
responsible for sales at Port St. Joe
Commerce Center.
Frank Herring, president of St.
Joe Commercial, says he's not sur-
prised by the positive early
response. "We broke ground last
September and the commercial
response since then has been over-
whelming," said Herring, adding,


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"It validates our view that we're on
the right track, supporting the
community's efforts to grow by
doing what we do best: developing
and providing quality, efficient
business environments that work."
Port St. Joe Commerce Park,
designed for small and mid-sized
businesses, is located near the Port
St. Joe water :treatment plant in
Gulf County. Divided into 23 plots,
the park is bounded by Gulf
County Industrial Road on the
northwest, Freshwater Canal on
the southeast and a spur line of the,
AN Railway on the northeast.
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Three Local Residents Are

Finalists for Jefferson Awards


by Tim Croft
Carolyn Lee of Port St. Joe and
Wilbur and Mary Linda Butts. of
Kinard have devoted years to self-
less efforts for other creatures,
four-legged and two-legged alike.
Which makes all three suitable
candidates to, receive Jefferson
Awards, which each year honor
community service.
The three are among 34 final-
ists for the Jefferson Award, which
will be handed out during a live tel-
evision broadcast next Thursday
evening.
Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.
CDT at the Martin Theater in
Panama City.
Lee operates the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society. The Buttses
operate Covenant House, which
offers shelter to folks in urgent
need due to a host of reasons,
abuse, economics, etc.
The three were among finalists
winnowed from a field of 97 nomi-
nations submitted for this year's
S awards, said Cerise Roberts of
WMBB-TV, Channel 13 out of
Panama City, which is the local
media partner for the Jefferson
Award program.
"We average between 80 and
120 nominations each year,"
Roberts said. "We try not to go over
30 finalists because we get judges
from the community who have to
read all these jackets."
This year's field, however, was
uniformly strong and the finalists
ended up totaling 34.
Each finalist is judged based
on a point system. Those with the
highest point totals -from the
judges, typically about a half-
dozen, are chosen as award recipi-
ents.
"Each year there are always
this little handful that just stand
out," Roberts said.
Each award winner receives a
bronze medal, .created-.by. the
Franklin Mint,"during the live cere-
monies, which includes video testi-
monials concerning each winner as
well as speeches from the winners
and some of those they have
impacted.


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Lee, who has operated the
Humane Society on a string and a
prayer for eight years, was philo-
sophical about her reaching the
finals.
"I don't think I have a chance,"
Lee said. "It's the animals. There
are so many nice people doing nice
things for people. I just don't expect
it.
"I'm very honored to have got-
ten this far with it and surprised. It
made me feel good just to be nomi-
nated. I'd be. the most surprised
person in the world if I came away
it. It would be a fluke almost."
The Jefferson Awards were cre-
ated 25-odd years ago as part of the
overall mission of the American


Institute for Public Service in
Washington D.C.
The institute was established
by former First Lady Jacqueline
Onassis and two U.S. Senators as a
promoter and supporter of public
service efforts around the country.
Nationwide there are some 80
media partners who facilitate the
Jefferson Award process.
One local winner will be select-
ed by the American Institute of
Public Service to attend its annual
awards, ceremony in the nation's
capital.
In/the coming weeks, The Star
will profile the Buttses and their
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#1 "Florida School" Gardeners Harvest Lessons of Life


by Tim Croft
Sixth-grader Lenina Rayne
W 's scans the rows of corn,
greens and potatoes behind
Wewahitchka Elementary School
with barely contained enthusiasm.
Her eyes wide, her open face
bright, she recounts her experi-
ence, along with 13 classmates, in
the garden with a mix of astonish-
ment and pride.


his class continue to work.
"I figured when the pioneers
were going across the country they
didn't have plants, they had seeds,'
Brown explained. "We had to rough
it this year."
Churning the soil was accom-
plished with an old wooden tiller
purchased by Wewahitchka
Elementary School principal
Clayton Wooten.


have blossomed into what
appeared to be a feast just a few


common sense, problem-solving,
things that before might have sent
them through the ceiling."
It is about behavior modifica-
tion, with the garden, if you'll par-
don the pun, a carrot to be dangled
to reward students who do their
work and toe the line.
But as only imaginative and
creative school projects can, the
garden has become a unit of cur-
riculum, an extension of the class-
room that folds in much of the
Sunshine State Standards in areas
such as science, language arts,
reading, technology, social studies
and writing.
'This type of kid you could talk
all you want about erosion," Brown
said, "but you come out here and
work on these plants and you see a
hard rain wash the ground away.
and you feel erosion."
And that instills passion which
begets learning which begets pride'
which begets a student who often
bears scant resemblance to the
child deemed a square peg in a


round hole.
"They've taken a lot of pride in
(the garden)," Wooten said. "I don't
have near the discipline problems
out of those kids that I used to.
"(Brown) goes above and
beyond. When he sets a goal, he
does what he needs to do to reach
,it."
Brown has written successful
applications for grants from vari-
ous civic organizations around the
country to fund the garden.
He scours yard and garage
sales for garden tools. He, Wooten
and others cleared the land for the
garden behind the school.
Wooten built a tool shed in
addition to purchasing the tiller. A
couple-of folks from the community
provide pointers and guidance.
But Brown and the kids
accomplish 99.9 percent of the.
work.
It is the children's garden.
Brown simply the master gardener.
"If the boss is hot and sweaty
you'd better be hot and sweaty,"


Brown said. 'That's something you
need to know in the real world that
you won't learn from a book.
"And I think you learn more by
doing for yourself."
However, the class needs some
help if they are get to Epcot and
march in the parade signalling the
start of the Flower and Garden
Festival, a privilege they could not
afford last year.
The overall cost of the trip for
10 and all adults along as chap-
erones must pay their way into
Epcot for the Flower and Garden
Festival opening ceremonies is
daunting. .
The school and district will
supply what help they can, Brown
said, but more is needed and time
for fund-raising is short, with the
trip coming up at the end of the
month. .
Any and all donations toward
the trip are welcome. Those inter-
ested in helping out can contact
Brown at 639-2476 during school
hours or 871-3080.
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D. J. Shiver, Lenina Rayne Wiles and Quentin Smith, front to back, tend
to the corn rising from the dirt of the "Pioneer Garden" at Wewahitchka
Elementary School. The garden is a cornucopia of potatoes, greens, corn,
squash and radishes, food the early settlers depended on for survival.


"It was like a little family doing
this," she said, her arms sweeping
across the field of vegetables. "We
were having fun while we were
working.
"You want to say, look at what
we have done."
The folks at Disney World's
Epcot Center apparently agreed.
The garden nurtured by
Lawrence Brown's class was
recently announced as a first-place
winner in the "Florida School
Garden" competition sponsored as
part of. -the 10th annrirual Epcot
International Flower arid Garden
Festival.
Wewahitchka Elementary was
named No. 1 in the multiple-class
division, beating out schools in
Winter Springs and Orlando.
It was the second-straight year
Brown's class has secured a blue
ribbon, and Mickey Mouse trophy,
during the Epcot horticulture festi-
val.
This year, the class hopes to
rustle up the funding to participate
in the festival's opening ceremonies
later this month.
More on that later.
This year's garden at
Wewahitchka Elementary was
modeled after the early pioneers.
Brown's charges were the
"Pioneer Warriors," the theme,
"What Would the Pioneers ,D?"
The lesson?
"Pioneer life was hard," said
fifth-grader William. Morgan as he
trimmed collard greens.
Right from the start.
The garden began with mere
seedlings accumulated from the
previous year's "community gar-
den", a plot adjacent to the
"Pioneer Garden" which Brown and


Students used sprinkler cans
and an irrigation-ditch system they
dug to provide water. Bug poisons
were spread by hand. The weeding,
the pulling of grasses was done as
the pioneers would have: bent over,.
tediously by hand.
Dirty digits and sweat were as
common companions as the bugs
and plant mites.
"It was a lot of work but .it was
fun," Morgan said. "I learned-how
to take care of plants. How to know
.whether they have died and how to
.nured them/back to health. How to
feed"them, water them. take care of.
them."
And as the garden grew, the
students were exposed to the
vagaries of the harsh life experi-
enced by the early settlers.
Using index cards with the
words "OK", "sick", or "dead" on
them, the students came to under-
stand that floss-thin line between
life and death for the pioneers.
Each week, some students
were "sick" and could not work in
the "Pioneer" garden, though they
were still responsible for in-class
work.
And each Friday, one student
was designated as "dead", their
death marked by a cross in the far
corner of the garden.
"They had sickness, hunger,
disease," Wiles said.
In an essay, Wiles summarized
in an "autobiography" her life as a
"pioneer."
"I had a big ,family," Wiles
wrote. 'We had so much work. I
-i worked hard, sweated a lot and all
I got \\wa death."
But some pioneers also ulti-
mately thrived, just as the corn,
potatoes, greens, radishes and
squash in the students' garden


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MocKing the Indestructibility of Youth at Wewahitchka


by Tim Croft
If she could compel one of her
peers to think twice, to hesitate
before taking risks on the road,
well, then Dixie Flowers was willing
to "die."
Her face smeared with "blood"


she sprawled on the front of the
seat and "expired" before emer-
gency crews could arrive.
The sacrifice worth the indigni-
ty of lying beneath a white sheet in
warm temperatures for nearly an
hour.


If it prevents a roll of the num-
bers, another somber statistic.
"If it impacts one, maybe they
will tell their friends," Flowers, a
junior at Wewahitchka High
School. "If anyone thinks twice


County Sheriffs Office. "It's not
they are bad, they just haven't been
driving long enough." .
And, Cole noted, we all fancy
ourselves "Driver of the Year" when
in truth most of us are literally
accidents waiting for a time and
place.
The message on Monday was,
in part, that too many increase the
odds that today, tonight or tomor-


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"Helping Gulf County and Northwest Florida's businesses grow and
prosper is definitely one of our goals," remarked Herring. "It's nice to see
good people doing well."
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The statistics are numbing.
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faces or flicking the radio dial
instead of paying attention to what
we are doing with a 3,000-pound
piece of machinery.
Jay Smith, the moderator for
the program, has seen too much of
it. As a 911 dispatcher, a trauma-
room dispatcher, working in emer-
gency rooms and medical airlift
operations he has seen the carnage
humans bring home to roost
through stupidity, neglect.
He has seen too many teenagers
who learned too late that the inde-
structibility of youth is a myth of


mirrors and smoke.
"I hate to see young.kids killed,"
Smith said. "Kids aren't supposed to
die when they are 17 or 18.
"I've made it a mission that that
doesn't happen."
A second aim of the "mock acci-
dent" is to provide an in-your-face
result from losing physics equa-
tions.
Cole pointed out that the impact
of a forehead against dashboard in
an accident involving a car traveling
30 mph is equivalent to a head first
dive off the third floor of a building.
Monday's accident, involving a
Jeep and compact resulting in two
"fatalities" and two "badly injured"
victims mimicked a crash at 55
mph.
The crowd of students watched
as emergency personnel worked on


their friends, while the football field
scoreboard ticked off 60 minutes,
the so-called "golden hour" of emer-
gency medicine during which lives
can be burnished or snuffed out.
The "wreck" was the result of a
drunk driver, the lone individual, as
is many times the case, to escape
without serious injury, save to his
future prospects after the criminal
and civil justice systems have fin-
ished with him.
"We're trying to show them a lit-
tie bit of the reality without throwing
a dead body in front of them," Smith
said. 'The aim is to give these young
adults knowledge, knowledge they
can use so they don't make bad
decisions."
It is a timely lesson, with prom
season starting this weekend and
graduation festivities only a mortar-
board toss away.


"If you are safe and sober you'll
remember these times, if you are not
you may not remember any of it,"
Smith said.
For the students involved in the
"accident," chosen by Cole to repre-
sent some of the cream of the stu-
dent body, the program is aimed at
their classmates, their friends.
They are realistic about being


the second coming of Carrie Nation,
but they are also cautiously opti-
mistic that maybe this "accident"
can provide thore impact, more edu-
cation, than the sort of films they
show in driver's education.
"It's realistic," said senior Clark
Cutchin, who assumed the role of
the drunk driver. "It's all in real
time. It shows what can really hap-
pen.


"It's a prevention program. We
have prom and graduation coming
up and it might change some peo-
ple's minds.
"A lot them (in the crowd) are
our friends and maybe they'll see
what can happen to us and it will
make a difference."


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at the matter as it begins the labo-
rious task of crafting next year's
budget.
High school soccer
The board was asked by par-
ents and students involved in Port
St. Joe Youth Soccer Inc., to con-
sider creating boys and girls soccer
programs at Port St. Joe High
School.
The desire is to form junior var-
* sity teams in 2003-2004 with an
eye toward going to full varsity
squads and schedule in the next
several years.
The rationale is in the num-
bers. There are roughly 30 youths
in grades 7-9 playing recreational
soccer in addition to 15 high-
schoolers.
Another 150 children ages 4-11
are playing recreational soccer in
Port St. Joe.
Those numbers far outweigh
participation in several sanctioned
organized sports, such as track,
cross country and golf.
"Soccer is coming,' Kelley said.
"It's a great sport."
There are hurdles, however, the
first being the $12,000 estimate on
the cost of starting the junior varsi-
ty programs, including travel,
equipment, uniforms and coaches.
Another issue nagging at board
members was the travel. As out-
lined by high school Principal Chris
Earley, a Port St. Joe team would
likely be in a district which would
require travel from Pensacola to
Taylor County.
But the bottom line for board
members was the bottom line.
"I don't know if I can recom-
mend doing this next year not
knowing what we face economical-
ly," Kelley said. "We don't have a
clue about the money."
Wood wondered how much the
parents .involved in youth soccer,
possibly in the form of a booster
., club, would be willing to help the
district get the ball rolling dollar-
wise.
Kelley and Wood indicated that
they would meet with parents in the
next few weeks to mull over several
issues: the amount of fiscal support
parents would be willing to offer,
whether a junior-varsity schedule
could be secured closer to home,
with schools from Bay and Walton
counties, for instance, and who
would coach the fledgling pro-
grams.
In other business taken up
during a day dotted by a workshop
and the School Board's regular
monthly meeting:
School Board members indi-
cated that preliminary feedback to
the idea floated publicly last month
to build a consolidated county high
school has been generally favorable.
"I thought we'd get more nega-
tive (feedback)," Wood noted.
Kelley said district staff had
been in contact with Tallahassee to
bring an architect down to assess
the district's facilities needs.
They are also investigating any
potential funding source the state
might be able to offer.
The district is moving forward
with establishing a self-contained
unit for the most-disabled ESE stu-
dents of elementary age.
By putting such students, who
are moderately to severely disabled
and situated in classrooms in pre-
K, kindergarten and grades 1-2,
under one roof would be beneficial
for the students and a fiscal wash
for the district.
"This is a step in the right
direction for these kids," Kelley
said.


Rumors Unfounded
As employees of the Gulf coun-
ty Sheriffs Office and Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, we would like to show
our disdain for the recent rumors
in Gulf County. It appears that
some people have absolutely noth-
ing better to do but spread vicious
rumors about our boss. It shows us
that these people have no idea
about the great boss and man that
we work for. He has done so much
for our county and the people who
live in it and does not ask for a
thing back for what he does. If you
really knew Frank McKeithen you
would know he does not have the


smallest little criminal bone in his
body, if he does, it is used to catch
them. The criminal element starts
these rumors and any good citizen
that supports their Sheriffs Office
should stand up and tell these peo-
ple just what liars that they are.
We wouldjust like to extend
our thanks to our special boss and
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PORT ST. JOE 14, BLOUNTSTOWN 1
THURSDAY, APRIL 3RD
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 11-5 overall and to 4-
1 in District 3-2A play with
Thursday night's 14-1 victory over
Blountstown in five innings.
The Lady Sharks scored four
runs in both the first and second
innings, then added six in the
third to put the mercy rule in
effect.
Becky Belin (9-3) gave up one
earned run on two hits and struck
out seven batters to pick up the
win in her five innings on the
mound.
Belin also led the Sharks at
the plate, going three for four with
a double and three RBI. Anna
Tankersley had a triple with two
RBI; Shanna Wester had a single
and two RBI; while Shanna Collier,
Melissa Nixon, Jessica Sherrill
and Andrea Hernandez each
added a single.
"This was our overall best
game of the year," said head coach
Jim Belin. "The hitting, pitching,
defense, and concentra-tion was T
tremendous. The next six games 11-6
beginning with Vernon and ending
with Vernon will be our most chal-
lenging part of the schedule. I'm B
very proud of the ladies, they. are three
working hard." walks
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PORT ST. JOE 2, BLOUNTSTOWN 3
THURSDAY, APRIL 3RD
The Port St. Joe Sharks made
four errors and gave up two
unearned runs in the top of the
seventh inning in their 3-2 loss to
Blountstown in Thursday night's
District 3-2A match-up.'
Travis Burge (1-4) had a stellar
performance in his seven innings
on the mound, but didn't get much


help from a Shark de-fense that
committed seven errors on the
night. Burge gave up three
unearned runs, scattered four hits,
walked two batters and struck out
16 to record the loss on the mound
for the Sharks (10-6, 1-2).
Stephen Besore and Randall
Johnson each had a single at the
plate to lead the offense.
"Travis Burge pitched another
fine ball game, but we made too


.nna Tankersley makes a throw for a force out at home.


PORT ST. JOE 0, VERNON 3
FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH
he Lady Sharks dropped to
on the season with Friday's
oss to Vernon.
tecky Belin (9-4) gave up
earned runs on 10 hits, two
s and struck out two batters
cord the loss in her seven
gs on the mound.
[ayley Quintana led Port St.
.t the plate, going two for two
a pair of singles. Melissa
and Andrea Hernandez each
d a single.
We hit the ball hard, but it
right to them," said Coach
. '"We had a third inning men-
reak down. We made some
decisions, but overall we
d good defense. We also came
f two bases loaded no out sit-
ns, and stopped them from
qg. We played well overall,
though we lost."
he Lady Sharks will host
wood, Kentucky on
sday at 7:00 ET; travel to
la High on Monday at 7:00;
travel to Vernon on Tuesday
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said head coach Chuck Gannon.
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FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH
DuLuth, Georgia broke open a
3-3 game with 12 runs in the top of
the fifth inning to defeat the Sharks
15-3 Friday night. Port St. Joe
struggled again on defense, com-
mitting seven errors.
Chase 1Millender (2-1) gave up
two earned runs on four hits, three
walks and struck out three batters
in his four innings to record the
loss on the mound.
Bobby Phillips led the Sharks
at the plate, going two for two with
a pair of singles. Travis Burge
added anRBI double.
'We had too many walks and
errors against a good 5A DuLuth,
Georgia team," said Gannon.
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PORT ST. JOE 2, FLORIDA HIGH 7
SATURDAY, APRIL 5TH
The Sharks dropped to 10-8 on
the season with Saturday's 7-2 loss
Florida High, ranked- #2 in Class
2A.
Bart Lowry (0-g) allowed only
two earned runs oi three hits, five
walks and struck (fit four batters
to record the loss in his seven
innings on the mound.
, Bobby Phillips had a single and
an RBI; while Travis Burge added a
single.
"Bart Lowry pitched a good ball
game, but again walks, hit bats
men, and timely errors hurt us
again," said Gannon.
The Sharks will host Wewa-
hitchka on Friday at 7:00 ET.
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April 24 Rutherford Away 4:30
April 26 Florida High Away 1:00
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WEWAHITCHKA 3, LINCOLN 0
THURSDAY, APRIL 3RD
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ranked #2 in Class A, knocked off
Lincoln, at the time ranked #2 in
Class 5A, 3-0 in Thursday night's
game.
The Lady Gators scored one
run in the third, fifth and sixth
innings.
Judith Husband (14-1) tossed
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up the win on the mound. She


Kayla Rich scores on a passed ball.


struck out eight batters and
allowed only three hits in her seven
innings.
Jade Gaskin and Judith
Husband each had a single and an
RBI; Kayla Rich had a double; while
Brandi Sasser, Makayla Henderson,
and Laura Husband each added a
single.
"This was an important win for
us coming after a loss to Mosley,"
said head coach Charles Fortner.
'"We played a very good ball game
against a very good team."
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24 innings, only four hits,
one walk and struck out 38
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defeated R. F. Munroe 8-0 in
Friday's District 3-A game.
Husband (15-1) struck out 12
batters in her seven innings on the
mound for the Lady Gators (16-1,
4-0)
Brithey Grice and Kayla Rich
each went two for three with a dou-
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was two for three with a pair of sin-
gles; Laura Husband went two for
four with a double and an RBI;
Judith Husband was two for four
with two, singles; while Liridsay
Miller added a double and an RBI.
"We hit the ball and played
good defense," said Coach Fort-ner.
'We played an overall solid game."
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WEWAHITCHKA 16, CARRABELLE 0
MONDAY, APRIL 7TH
The Lady Gators improved to
17-1 overall and to 5-0 in District
3-A play with Monday's 16-0 blow-
out victory over Carrabelle.
Wewahitchka scored two runs
in both the first and second
innings, then added six in the third
and fourth innings to put the mercy
rule in effect.
Judith Husband (16-1) threw
three no-hit shut-out innings, and
struck out six batters to pick up the
win on the mound. Brandi Sasser
gave up one hit, one walk and
struck out two batters in her two
innings of relief.
Judith also led the Lady Gators
at the plate, going three for five with
a double and four RBI. Kayla Rich
went two for four with two RBI;
Lindsay Miller was two* for three
with an RBI; Jade Gaskin was two'
for four with a double; Brandi
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MONDAY, APRIL 7TH
Judith Husbarid pitched a no-
hit shut-out, and the Lady Gators
improved to 18-1 overall and to 6-0
in district play with Monday's 7-0
win over Carrabelle.
Husband (17-1) struck out 12
batters and walked one to pick up
the win in her seven innings on the
mound.
Brandi Sasser went two for four
with a pair of RBI, and Judith
Husband was two for four with two
singles to lead the Lady Gators at
the plate. Makayla Henderson had
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Grice and Ashley Smith each added
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'We didn't hit very well," said
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sand gnats were eating us up!"
The Lady Gators will play
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4:00 CT in Port St. Joe; then will
travel to Aucilla Christian on
Tuesday for a District 3-A game at
3:00.
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WEWAHITCHKA 2, RICKARDs 1
THURSDAY, APRIL 3RD
The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 11-7 overall with
Thursday night's 2-1 win over
Tallahassee Rickards. The Gators
trailed 1-0 heading into the bottom
of the seventh inning, in which they
scored two runs for the win.
Jonathan Thomas (4-2) gave
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The Gators dropped to 11-8 on
the season with Friday night's 9-2
loss to Liberty-County.
Will Strange picked up the loss
in his four and a third innings on
the mound, allowing four earned
runs on seven hits, one walk and
striking out two. Beau Ludlum gave
up one earned run on three hits
and struck out three batters in his
two and two-thirds innings of relief.
Michael Gortman had a single
and an RBI: Bret Millender had a
double; Johnny Jones had a single;
arid Steve Peak drove in a run on a
sacrifice.
The Gators will travel to
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I've received a few phone calls
and e-mails about an article on
Port St. Joe and Gulf County that is
showing up in dailies across the
counti-y. After talking with repre-
sentatives of the Associated Press
and explaining that we were just a
little weekly paper but would like to
share what's being said about our
community with our readers, they
agreed to let us reprint the follow-
ing AP travel story--Willie Ramsey,
Editor
One of our local realtors said
she has received calls from folks
interested in purchasing real estate
in the area after reading the article.
Reprinted with permission of
the Associated Press.
Former mill town reinvents
itself as top beach destination
This old Florida Panhandle
seaport, once bypassed by travelers
on U.S. 98 because of its smelly
paper mill, is reinventing itself.
Again.
For starters, the stench of the
paper mill-"the smell of money,"
locals called it-is history, The mill
reduced to a rubble strewn vacant
lot. Secondly, some world-class
beaches with soft, white sand and
* awesome dunes are drawing vaca-
tioners that once went elsewhere in
Florida.
Reinventing a town with varied
constituencies and their often
opposing goals can be tricky. It
seems to be working in Port St. Joe,
partly because the old is now part
of the new, Add a pristine bay, a
comparatively remote location, and
a local business metamorphosis,
and you get a picture of what was
and what will be.
Nine-mile-long St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park, which- takes
up the northern half of Cape San
Blas, jutting out into the Gulf of
Mexico to the south, was judged
the best beach in the United States
for 2002 by Stephen Leatherman,
the Florida International University
professor known as "Dr. Beach."
Leatherman, who holds a doc-
torate in environmental sciences
and is author of "America's Best
Beaches," annually ranks the best
beaches in the United States based
on 50 criteria of "beach health,"
including sand quality, water tem-
perature and the number of sunny
days.
As another gift of geography,
Port St. Joe faces west, bringing
stunning sunsets- over Cape San
Blas and part of St. Joseph Bay.
Restaurants and a revamped hotel
take advantage of this, setting up
tables and rocking chairs that are
as comfortable for dining, sitting
and talking as they are ideal for
photographers.
The town of St. Joseph dates to
the 1830s, actually serving as the
town where Florida's constitution
was drafted in 1838 and 1839. In
1841, three-fourths, of the popula-
tion succumbed to yellow fever that
arrived on a Spanish freighter. The
few remaining residents were killed


or fled after a hurricane and a tidal
wave literally washed the town
away in 1844.
Re-established in the 1920s,
the resurrected city went industrial
with the opening of the St. Joe Co.'s
paper mill in 1938. Workers were
well-paid and easily employed at
the mill, in related forestry indius-
tries or in maritime trades. But
despite comparative prosperity
from union wages and job security,
the consistent paper mill stench
sent most passers-by out of town
quickly.
Then, under 'new ownership,
the mill in 1999 finally closed.
Florida's 'Forgotten Coast',
The view of St. Joseph Bay was
harder to enjoy as Gulf County's
unemployment rate topped 20 per--
cent. Many businesses closed,
while local officials searched for
ways to stop the economic hemor-
rhaging.
About the same time, the St.
Joe Co., which is Florida's largest
private landowner, turned its atten-
tion froin forestry and paper to
development of its vast real estate
holdings in the region. Vacationers
who had pushed the accelerator to
go elsewhere began to slow down.
And look. And stop.
It's an area in transition, usu-
ally with enthusiasm. Newcomers,
drawn by the gin-clear bay water
and abundant wildlife, work with
many of the former mill rank-and-
file' to revamp existing businesses.
and establish new ones. For Port
St. Joe, it's something of a rebirth.
For the vacationer, it's just plain
fun.
The recent gentrification of
Florida's so-called "Forgotten
'Coast" is due, in part, to overdevel-
opment in other areas. While much'
of the area from Panama City west
has been known as the "Redneck
Riviera" for years, Gulf and
Franklin County governments have
been careful to prohibit beachfront
high-rises or allow housing densi-
ties that would detract from 'the
region's character.
One remnant of the old indus-
trial Port St. Joe is the Arizona
Chemical plant, which can still get
your olfactory attention while
crossing the U.S. 98 bridge over the
St. Joe canal. Some residents say
it's only a matter of time before
that's gone too, but for now the
'plant remains a link to the past.
Entry to Port St. Joe is from the
north or south on U.S. 98 or from
the northwest on Florida 71, which
drops down from Interstate 10. In
the case of 71, motorists literally t-
bone into 98 with a spectacular
view of the bay and the cape
beyond. From the north, 98 crosses
Tyndall Air Force Base out of
Panama City, going through the
tourist burgs of Mexico Beach and
St. Joe Beach before the
Intracoastal Waterway bridge over
the St. Joe Canal. From the south,
98 winds roughly 20 miles through
dense forest from historic
Apalachicola.


For sailors, Port St. Joe's histo-
ry as an industrial center is evident
from the wide, well-marked entry
channel. While some reaches of the
bay can be shoaly, passage to the
new and well-appointed Port St.
Joe Marina is easy. Capt. Trey
Landry provides a warm welcome,
while the ship's 'store features
Internet access, fuel, a pump-out
station anc\ an easy walk to gro-
ceries, restaurants and shops. The
marina's Dockside. Cafe is also
worth a stop.
Food and lodging
Once in town, the newest
accommodations are at the refur-
bished Port Inn. Owners David and
Patricia Warriner have spent the
last couple of years turning this old
inn--once the center of social life in
Port St. Joe-into what amounts to
a. 20-room bed and breakfast. The
original hotel dates to about 1907,
but it was rebuilt after a fire in the
early 1940s.
Ten of the rooms face the bay
across the street, and all guests are
offered a continental breakfast and
'a lounge, with beer and wine. There
are two-room suites available and
some of the rooms feature
whirlpool tubs. There is a gift shop
and pool, as well as a meeting room
with data ports for high-speed
Internet access.
Should beachcombing be on
the agenda, rental agencies offer
townhomes or beachfront houses
for lease by the week at Cape San
Bilas, on the bay itself or in nearby
Mexico Beach and St. Joe Beach.
Rates vary according to season,
with winter offering the low side.
That also goes for the large El
Governor hotel in Mexico Beach.
One of the major recent
changes in Port St. Joe has been
the variety of restaurants. What
'used to be a limited number of fast
foot outlets and downhome
Southern cafes has expanded to
include some upscale eateries giv-
ing a much broader selection and
some nice turns on some estab-
lished favorites. The 'just-caught
local seafood is the star-oysters,
especially-but other menu items
are usually well-crafted.
Two restaurants offer wonder-
ful views of the sunset at dinner.
The menu items at the Sunset
Coastal Grill, right on. the water,
include' a duck breast in a cherry
sauce. While service can be leisure-
ly, the wine selection is very good
and the enclosed seating on the
deck looks out over the nearby
water.
The Dockside Cafe at Port St.
Joe Marina is part of the working
marina itself. It's more informal,
with a menu consisting largely of
burgers, grouper sandwiches, oys-
ters and shrimp. But there are
more elaborate items added in the
evening, and all tables have a view
of the boat basin, the small fishing
jetty and the bay beyond. Current
plans also call for townhomes and
apartments to be added to the
property in the coming two years..


A good place to begin a few
hours trolling downtown Port St.
Joe might be the small Beluga
Cafe, which is at the north end of
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Jamie Lamar Clayton and
Mary Katherine Amerson were
united in holy matrimony on
Saturday, February 15 in Port St.
Joe at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Father Thomas Guido performed
the ceremony. The groom is the son
of Debbie Owens and the late
Jimmy Ray Owens. The bride is the
daughter of Jeannette .and Sam
Amerson.
The bride was escorted down
the aisle and given in marriage by
her father.
Heidi Wells served as maid of
honor, Karen Allred served as
bridesmaid, and Anastasia
Thomason, cousin of the groom,
served as flower girl.
Shawn Thomason, groom's
cousin, served as best man, Sam
Amerson, brother of the bride,
served as groomsman and Gabe


tion was held in St. Joseph's Hall.
The newlyweds danced their first
dance to "It's Your Love," by Faith
Hill and Tim McGraw. Music was
provided by Daryl Parker. The
beautiful three layer cake was
made by Susan Thefl. Food for the .
reception' was by Julie Garner,
aunt of the bride.
A bridal shower was held at the
Driftwood Inn. Hostesses were
Barbara Eells, godmother of the
bride, Jane Forster, Susan Theil
and Peggy Wood.
The newlyweds honeymooned
for a week in the Smoky
Mountains. They wish to thank
Jeannette and Sam Amerson,
Barbara Lawder, Debbie Owens,
Jacques Photos, Daryl Parker,
Barbara Eells and everyone who
, helped with the wedding.


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From left are Debbie Owens,
Jeannette Amerson, mother of the
bride, the bride, and Barbara
Lawder.

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Bubba Norris, groom's uncle,
served as "father figure" for the
groom.
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Michael and Margaret Roche
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Sara Evelyn, to Gregory
Alan Long, son of Gary and Deedie
Long, all of Albany.
The bride-elect is' the grand-
daughter of Dorothy Lange and the
late Robert Lange, of Brooksville,
and Emily Roche and the late
Welton and Evelyn Roche of Port
St. Joe.
Sara received an associate's
degree in medical assisting from
Georgia- Southwestern State
University in Americus, Georgia.
She received licensure and nation-
al certification in massage therapy
after attending Core Institute in
Tallahassee, and she is presently


enrolled in the registered nursing
program at Darton College.
The future bridegroom is the.
grandson of William and Helen
Rohrs, and the late Bobby and
Ruedell Long, all of Albany.
Greg received an associate's
degree in turf management from
Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton.
He is the owner of Let Us sPray in
Albany.
The wedding will be held at
7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at
Porterfield Memorial United
Methodist Church in Albany with a
reception to follow in the Chataqua
room at Thronateeska Heritage
Center.


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


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

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


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(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-811


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
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.... Consttution and Monument
-- PortSt.'1.e

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School ... . .. 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning'Worship . . 11:00 a.m., Fellowship . . . 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship -. .. ,' ., 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Ji. Diana Sealey
R PASTOR Choir Director TYouth & Childien's Director




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


The Potter's House
S"Where Broken vessels are Made New"
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday 10:00 AM . . . . Worship Service
Sunday 6:00 PM . .. .. . Worship Service
g'/' Wednesday 7 PM . .... .. . .. Bible Study
,i" I Rodney ,G. Leaman, Pastor
.L .E l o(850) 639-4588 Wewarev@aol.com
g Broken Spirits, Hearts & Lives CAN be mended


Family Life Church

"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


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


323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute ou"
Romans 16:16 s

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



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First United Methodist Church
y of Mexico Beach'
L 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
S 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


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN.

.ST. JAMES'
++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev.Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
t /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
S 102 THIRD STREET -PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
S:: ". Buddy Caswell Benjamin Roberts
.... 'Minister of Music & Education Minister to Students
| i a .. Sunday School .... .. . ... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
, i- S Discple Training ... ; ........... 6:00 pm
.. Evening Worship . . . 7:00 pm
'S '? Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
S"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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 3"456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.mri.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Eveniing 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 trurcd. in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:


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


S"A Port of Victory"

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On Thursday evening, April 17,
at 6:30 p.m. a Cantata will be per-
formed by the church choir.
Communion will take place at 6:00
p.m. that evening.
On Easter Sunday, April 20,
the church will host an Easter
Sunrise Service at Lake Alice Park
at 7:00 a.m.
The congregation of The First
United Methodist .Church wel-
comes the community to attend
any or all of these events and
observe Holy Week with them.


7:00 a.m. ET. They will also present
a Passion Play on Wednesday, April
16 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Sunday,
April 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Everyone is welcome at Beach
Baptist Chapel.
Victory Temple
Easter Passion
Week Services
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will host Easter
Passion Week services from April
14 through April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
nightly.
Pastor Charles Gathers and
the congregation extend a warm
welcome to everyone in the com-
munity who wish to attend these
services.
Wewa's First United
Methodist Announces
Holy Week Schedule
Every day from Monday, April
14.through Friday, April 18, The
First United Methodist Church will
host devotion and luncheon. Soup


Saint James" Episcopal Church
has been offering a Noonday
Sermon Series during Lent. On
Friday, April 11, Fr. Joseph
Hagberg will lead the service begin-
ning in the church at 12 noon, fol-
lowed by lunch in the parish hall.
The community is invited and wel-
come to join in for lunch. The serv-
ice 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 info call 227-1845..


tiful; Dixie, a black shepherd
female: Timber, a year-old choco-
late lab mix: Rock. a ore year old,
male beagle/walker mix: and sever-
al cats and,kittens..
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph ,Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or %isit the
Humarne' Society's, web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety, org.


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Randy, a remarkable golden
retriever (pictured); Jolee, a female
Catahoula Cur pup; Dominique, a
white male lab, already neutered
with shots; 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-


Services were under the direction
of Comfoirter Funeral Home.

JoAnn H. Covington
JoAnn Harris Covington, 49, of
Youngstown, passed, away Sunday
afternoon, April'6 at her home.
Survivors include her husband,
Jerome Covingfon, and -her. son, Earl
Williamson, both of Youngstown; her
daughter, Melissa Cox of Panama City;
her mother, Myrtle Harris of Panama
City; two sisters, Diann Woodard of
Panama City and Faye Usher of
Youngstown; one brother, Jackie Harris
of Panama City; five grandchildren;
arid numerous nieces, nephews, aunts,
and uncles. ; .
Funeral services were .held
Wednesday, April 9, from the graveside
in Holly Hill Cemetery, conducted by
the Rev. David Fernandez.- Interment
followed. "
Services were under the- direction
of the Comforter Funeral Home.


quietly in a chair-if so we sawN you
there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest
words as any friend could say; per-
haps you were not there at all, just,
thought of us that day. Whatever
you did to console our hearts, we
thank you so much, whatever the
part.
-Frazier and Nettles families


St.Joseph
20th and Monument Ave.
. Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1417.
4:00 pm Saturday (ET)
9:30 am Sunday (ET)
Stations of the Cross Friday:
Holy Thursday:
Good Friday:
Holy Saturday:
Fasler Sunday:


St. Lawrence Mission
Hwy. 71 North
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

11:00 am Sunday (CT)
0 pm /
0 pm
B pm 7:00 pm (CT)
0 pm
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Palm Sunday
Mass. Schedule


April 11, 6:30
April 17, 7:00
"April 18, 5:00
April 19,8:00
April 20, 9:30


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
f Wewahitchka


".. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
*-- i 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'usr'
Sunday Worship. ..... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time . 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
*Sunday School
*Young Children


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71 Cecil Costin Sr.


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 un,,


Morning Worship
Evening Service,
wdmo:,' r a.y Trmayr,
Wednesday Prayer


School


9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00op.m.
6:00 p.m.,
7:00 p.m.


NO FRILL5 NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS!
JUST LETING (GO00 O CHURCH HIS 1WAI'


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.
SCasual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
S- (in members' homes)
Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
www.GraceEagles.org


Come Celebrate with us!
Grace Baptist Church


(850) 229-9596
Sunday School . .. .. ... 10 a m
Sunday Morning Worship .. ....... 11 a m.
Sunday Evening Worship ...... .... 6 p.m.
Wednesday bEvening Sei vice .. .. ..... 7 p.m.


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday,
Call 229-8310


Glie unto flhe Lord Ihe glory
due His noamne, worship the
Lo,-d Im fkle ueoty of lioliness,
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Special Easter Services Planned


and sandwiches will be provided.
NOoh
day
Sermon
Ever one is wel e


Re-Enactment of
The Crucifixion
Sunday in Wewa
The Wewahitchka Ministerial
Association will sponsor the March
for Jesus on Sunday, April 13 in
Wewahitchka. This is a re-enact-
ment of Jesus' triumphant
entrance into Jerusalem and His
crucifixion. The event has grown
steadily every year and is expected
to be even bigger this year.
The march starts at 12:30 p.m.
CT on Main Street (Hwy. 71) at the
Pitts Pharmacy parking lot and
goes south to Orange Avenue next
to Glad Tidings Assembly of God. A
very moving dramatization of the
crucifixion will take place.
The community is "invited to
view and take part in the March for
Jesus. For more information call
639-9698.
Sunrise Service
and Passion Play
Beach Baptist Chapel will have
a sunrise service -at Beacon Hill
Park on Easter ,Sunday, April 20 at


Randy is Ready for You!


William M. Talbott
William M. Talbott, 82, of White
City, passed away Wednesday, April 2
at his home. A native of Rockville,
Indiana, he was retired from the insur-
ance/real estate professions and was a
licensed boat Captain. He served in the
Army during WWII, and was a member
of Honeyville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons,
WilliamF. Talbott of Franklin, NC, Reel
Tabott. of Delray Beach and Greg'
Talbott of Boca Raton; six grandchil-
dren; and one sister, -Ruth Welch of
Rockville.
A memorial service was held on
Sunday, April 6 at Honeyville United
Methodist Church, conducted by David
Taunton and the Rev. Gus Howerton.
Memorialization is by cremation.
Donations may be made in his
memory to the Taunton Family
Children's Home or to Honeyville
UnitedMethodist Church. ,


Thanks So Much
Perhaps you sang a lovely song,
orsent a dish, of food, perhaps you
sent a potted plant, or a banquet to
set the mood. Perhaps you sent a
beautiful card, or donated your car.
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Rick Malphurs and Kim Lamberson


Lamberson, Malphurs
Engagement Reveqled
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Lamberson
of Port St. Joe announce the
engagement of his daughter, Kim
Lamberson, to Rick Malphurs, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Malphurs of
Crawfordville.
Kim is the daughter of the late
Vickie Lamberson and the grand-
daughter of Dick and Jean
Lamberson and Ted and Nancy
Turza of Port St. Joe.
The bride-elect is a 1998 grad-
uate of Port St. Joe High School.
She is currently employed as the
Program Specialist of the East Hill
Baptist Church After-School and
Summer Day Camp Programs in
Tallahassee.
Rick is the grandson of Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Malphurs and Ms.
Frances Malphurs' of Tallahassee
and Elwyn and Mary Alice Waite of
Lakeland.
The groom-elect graduated
from Wakulla High School in 1998.
He is a reservist in the United
States Marine dCorps and is cur-
rently employed as a Contractor for
C. J. Malphurs Septic Service in
Crawfordville.


The couple will be wed January
17th, 2004 at Capital City
Christian Church in Tallahassee.


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JoAnne is the granddaughter
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Care Bears Give Thanks


Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation's Relay for Life
Team-the Care Bears-would like
to thank everyone who supported
and helped them meet their goal
this year at the annual American
Cancer Society's Relay for Life walk
this past weekend.
Special thanks to all the resi-
dents and staff at Bay St. Joe who
supported them by buying dinners,
raffle tickets and anything else they
could come ut with to raise money
for this worthy cause.
A BIG THANK YOU to Mrs.
Chris Waldron for going the extra
mile every time she was asked,
which seemed often.


Additionally, they would like to
thank the following individuals and
businesses who either donated
goods/services or muscles to the
team: Home Quality Management,
Portside, Whitfield's Produce,
Frances Montford- candlestick
maker, Connie Huddleston, Pam
Harden- Gran's Country Fixin's,
Honey Baked Ham & Cafe, Duren's
Piggly Wiggly, Flower's Discount
Bakery, St. Andrews Coffee House,
Sherrie Bowen, H.B. Henderson,
Hambrick Construction/Realty,
John Strickland, Earl Coulter, Ed
Tyler, and Phyllis Altstaetter.
Again, thank you for all the
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PUBLIC HEARINGS TO

AMEND THE GULF COUNTY

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND,

FUTURE LAND USE MAP

The Gulf County Planning' and Development Review Board .wi
hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. E'.,
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 described by the WindMark Beach DRI
Development Order and identified in Gulf County Ordinance No 03-
XX, shall be subject to not only the provisions described 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 of
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 a
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.


2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for
The Highland View. Water System

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at the Gulf County Courthouse,
Robert M. Moore Administration Building, Room 302, upon request.

We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements. |

We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the
excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to
you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is purchased from the City of Port St. Joe, which
obtains the ground water from 4 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan and Surficial Aquifer.
The excellent quality of our water is due to the treatment process before we send the water to you the consumer. Before
your water comes to you it is aerated, lime softened, sand filtered and disinfected.
If you have any questions about this report, please contact Lynn Stephens at the Gulf County Courthouse, Roqm 302, or
at (850) 229-6111. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you need rgore infor-
mation about current operations or conditions, please direct your inquiries to the City of Port St. Joe, City Hall, or attend
any of their regularly scheduled City Commission meetings. They are held on the first or third Tuesday of every month at
6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd.
The Highland View Water System routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State
laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the peri-
od of January 1, to December 31, 2002.

As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than
once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some
of our data, though representative, is more than one year old.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've
provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set
as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known
or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/i) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water
sample.

TEST RESULTS TABLE
** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling
point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Cotaminurant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Rangeof MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Mesrnt ag Violation Detected** Results Contamination
(meJyr.) Y/N
Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm) 04-02 N 1.2 N/A 4 4 Erosion ofnatural
deposits; water additive.
which promotes strong

.factories
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 04-02 N 0.3 N/A 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks.
sewage; erosion of natural
deposits
Sodium (ppm) 04-02 N 17 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion,
leaching from soil
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCil) 04-02 N 0.7 N/A 01, 15 Erosion of natural deposits

Contaminant sad Dates of AL 9 No. ofsamplieg MCLG AL Likely Sorce ofCoutainimation
Unit o sampling Violation Perentile sites exceeding (Actio
Measurement (mJ/yr.) YIN Result the AL Leve)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap 10-29-02 N 0.16 I of 10 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
water) (ppm) of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
Lead (tap water) 10-29-02 N 1.2 1 of 10 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems. erosion
(ppb) of natural deposits

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals
and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from
human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff
and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. ,
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain con-
taminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish lim-
its for contaminants in bottled water, .which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at. least small amounts of some contami-
nants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information
about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we have signed an agreement with the City of
Port St. Joe to maintain, operate and supervise your water system. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your
family with clean, quality water this year.


Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population.
Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who
have undergone organ transplants, people with HIVIAIDS or other immune system disorders, some eld-
erly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the
risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe
Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life
and our children's future.
Publish April 10. 2003


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2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report The Beaches Water System

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at the Gulf County Courthouse, Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, Room 302, upon request..
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We are pleased to announce that our drinking water meets allfederal and state requirements.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 10, 2003 Page 7B


We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the
excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to
you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is purchased from the city of Port St. Joe which
obtains the ground water from 4 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan and Surficial Aquifer.

The excellent quality of our water is due to the treatment process before we send the water to you the consumer. Before
your water comes to you it is aerated, lime softened, sand filtered and disinfected.

If you have any questions about this report, please contact Lynn Stephens at the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 302 or
at (850)-229-6111. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you need more infor-
mation about current operations or conditions, please direct your inquiries to theCity of Port St. Joe, City Hall or attend
any of their regularly scheduled City Commission meetings. They are held on the first or third Tuesday of every month at
6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.

The Beaches Water System routinely monitors for contaminants iu your drinking water according to Federal and State laws,
rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based oh the results of our monitoring for the period of
January 1, to December 31, 2002.

As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than
once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. Some
of our data, though representative, is more than one year old.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. 'to help you better understand these terms we've
provided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set
as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known
or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.

"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.

Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (jg/1) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight.of the water
sample.


TEST RESULTS TABLE
** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at any sampling
point, depending on-the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Range of MCLG MCLI Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Detected** Results Contamination
.. (moJyr.) Y/N
inorghnic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm) 04-02 N '1.2 N/A 4 4 Erosion of natural
deposits; water additive
which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
factories
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (ppm) 04-02 N 0.3 N/A 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; erosion of natural
deposits
Sodium (ppm) 04-02 N 17 N/A N/A 160 Salt water intrusion,,
leaching from soil
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) 04-02 N 0.7 j 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits
Contaminant and Dates of AL- 90 No. of sampling MICLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites exceeding (Action
Measurement (mo./yr.) V/N Result the AL Level)
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap 11-00 N .575 0 OF 10 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
preservatives

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells.
As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves, naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases,
radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultur-
al livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff indus-
trial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
'(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources .such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residen-
tial uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals,. which are by-products of industrial processes and
petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bot-
tled water which must provide the same protection for public health.

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
4791. .

In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we have signed an agreement with the City of Port St. Joe
to maintain, operate and supervise your water system. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, qual-
ity water this year. .

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-com-
promised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ
transplants, people with HIVIAIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particu-
larly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other
microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).


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Donna Howze and George Thompson

Couple Will


Wed in June
Gary and Nancy Howze of Port
St. Joe are pleased to announce the
engagement and forthcoming mar-
riage of their daughter, Donna
Suzan Howze, to George David
Thompson, son of Harold
Thompson of Wewahitchka and
Josephine .Thompson of San
Antonio, TX. Donna is the grand-
daughter of Mae Howze of
Apalachicola and Bill and Angle
Welch of New Orleans, LA. George
is the grandson of Fred and Nina
Thompson of Apalachicola and the
late David and Maria De Luna of
San Antonio, TX.
The bride-elect received her
masters degree in reading educa-
tion from Florida' State University.
She is employed as a teacher at
Port St. Joe Middle School.
Her fiance received a bachelors
,degree in criminology from Florida
State University. He is employed by
the Florida Department of
Corrections.
A June 14th wedding, is
planned.for 2 p.m. EST at the First
United Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe. A reception will follow at
the Gulf County Senior. Citizens
Center. No local invitations are
being .sent. All friends and family
are invited to attend.

Check out our website:
www.starfl.com


We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life
and our children's future.
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F : 8B The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. April 10, 2003

Port St. Joe


Middle School News


by Warren Floyd
Hello and welcome back to my
weekly column on Port St. Joe
Middle School news. This week is
an eventful week, as was last
week. We had charities, games,
and will have several upcoming
parties. So here we go, let's begin.
This last Friday the 4th many
of our school students walked
hand in hand with car 'er sur-
vivors- in a fund raising vent for


Powerful peer pressure begins
near the end of the third grade for
most children. Not all children
want or need a best friend at this
Point so parents shouldn't worry
too much if a child doesn't have
one. If he or she has a group of
friends, and seems to get along
relatively well with most of them
most of the time, that enough for
now. However, if he or she has no
friends, or is shunned by class-
mates, there is definite need for
concern.
Complications may arise as a
result of peer pressure. Its pres-
ence is usually subtle at first, but
will increase as time goes on. Here
is evidence that your child is expe-'
riencirig peer pressure:
Begs to have a certain toy,
piece of clothing, or special haircut
so his classmates will think he
or she is cool.
Comes home from school in
,tears because he or she wasn't
invited to a birthday party and
"every one" else was.
Starts talking about who the
"popular kids" are (big surprise;
it's usually the prettiest girls and
most athletic boys).
Complains if you suggest he or
she invite an "un-cool" child over
for a play date.
Walks a bit ahead of you or
shrug off your touch when you're
in public.
Worry excessively about some-
thing "stupid" he or she said, did
or wore in public.
This is only the beginning, the
best you can do, at this point, is
keep reinforcing those conflict res-
-olution skills, and be there to lis-
ten when your child really needs
you. It is important to find time to
talk to your child, and listen to
what he or she has to say. Third
graders are still innocent and
needed to be bonded with their
parents, but they will increasingly
turn more towards their peers.
Work to keep the lines of commu-
nication open.


those cancer related illnesses. The
event was called the Relay for Life
and was supervised by our very
own Mrs. Donna Howze. Students
who participated have been
fundraising for a number of
months and had to raise at least
one hundred dollars to participate.
In the Relay for Life event they
walked around the track all night
to support our cancer survivors.
As our Pennies for Patients
and Make a Wish Foundation con-
tributions were collected, we dis-
covered that much of our contri-
butions will go towards the help of
the same person. This person is a
teenager in South Florida. He is
diagnosed with chronic leukemia.
,This qualifies him for both our
Pennies for Patients and Make a
Wish proceeds. Our school's Make
a Wish Foundation drive produced
something around $1,600, thanks
to the contributions of Mr. Duren.
This money will go to buying the
patient an inlaid guitar, which is
what he's always wanted. Our
Pennies for Patients also raised
about $1,500, our highest ever.
This money will be widely distrib-
uted throughout the field of needs,
of leukemia patients.
This week our high school
baseball team had games on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
On Thursday we played
Blountstown for a loss, on Friday
we played a Georgia traveling team
for a large loss, and finally on
Saturday the high school played
Florida High for its final loss of the
week. Our Middle School girls'
team also played Wewa for an
unfortunate loss.
In our last tidbit of news we
must announce that our 2003-
2004 teacher of the year is... Mrs.
Cathy Colbert! .Please visit the
school website at www.gulf.kl2.us
and click on district schools and
middle schools to find more infor-
mation. To all eighth graders going
to 9th grade: you will need to meet
on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the
media center. This meeting is
extremely important and should
not be missed if at all possible. As
our time draws to a close I leave
-with this news 'til next week when
I return with more of the latest
news. Until then. goodbye.



I'm ten and I left my
baseball bat bag,
glove. and favorite
bat at. the field last
Tuesday and some-
body picked it up.
Please return it, to
me or the field. I
need it bad!
Thanks,
Stephen, 229-2404


2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for White City Water System
We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the excellent water and serv-
ices we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.
Our water source is purchased from the City of Port St. Joe which obtains the ground water from 4 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan and
Surficial Aquifer.
The excellent quality of our water is due to the treatment process before we send the water to you the consumer. Before your water comes to you it
is aerated, lime softened, sand filtered and disinfected.
If you have any questions about this report please contact Lynn Stephens at the Gulf County Courthouse, Room 302 or at (850)-229-6111. We encour-
age our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you need more information about current operations or conditions, please direct
your inquiries to the City of Port St. Joe, City Hall, or attend any of their regularly scheduled City Commission meetings. They are held on the first or
third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd.
The White City Water System routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except
where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1, to December 31, 2002.
As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less often than once per year because the
concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year Some of our data, though representative, is more than one year
old.
In the table' below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the following deft-
nitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water, MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as
feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health.
MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one.part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (#g/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
TEST RESULTS TABLE

Microbiological Contaminants ,
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Highest MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Monthly Contamination
(mo./yr.) Y/N, Number of
Positive
Samples
Total Coliform Bacteria 10-02 Y 7 N/A For systems collecting fewer than Naturally present in the
40 samples per month: presence of environment
coliform bacteria in I sample
: collected during a month '
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Total MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Number of Contamination
(moMyr.) Y/N Positive .
Samples
for the
Year
Fecal coliform and E.coli 10-02 Y 3 N/A a routine sample and repeat sample Human and animal fecal
are total coliform positive, and one waste
is also fecal coliform or E. Coli
positive

Microbiological Contaminants:
(1) Total Coliform; Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harm-
ful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
(2) Fecal Coliform/E.coli. Fecal coliforms and E.coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated \i lh human or
animMal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or- other symptoms. They
may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people \Xi th severely compromised immune systems.


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The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water trav-
els over the surface of the land or through the ground, it disolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases,' radioactive material, and can pick
up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock oper-
ations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domes-
tic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum produc-
tion, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided
by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide
the same protection for public health.
Drinking waiter, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of con-
taminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be
obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Total Coliform: The Total Coliform Rule requires water systems to meet a stricter limit for coliform bacteria. Coliform bacteria are usually harmless,
but their presence in water can be an indication of disease-causing bacteria. When coliform bacteria are found, special follow-up tests are done to
determine if harmful bacteria are present in the water supply. If this limit is exceeded, the water supplier must notify the public by newspaper, tele-
vision or radio. In October, 2002 our monthly testing for total coliform was in violation of state regulations. The Health Department issued the Public
Notice and it was delivered to each home by our staff. Notice was also given to the local Television Stations for broadcasting. According to state pro-
cedures we continued monitoring and testing of this system. Continued testing determined that there was a violation of fecal coliform as well. Testing
and flushing of the system was continued for 4 days until the determination was made that the booster system was the cause for the decreased
chlorine levels. The chlorine was increased and a problem with the booster was repaired. We entered into a consent order with the Department of
Environmental Protection and we contracted with a Certified Water Operator in order to continue to comply with state regulations.
In our continuing efforts to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we have signed 'an agreement with the City of Port St. Joe to maintain,
operate and supervise your water system. Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised per-
sons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with
HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These peo-
ple should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to
lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our children's future.

publish April 10. 2003


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The Lady Commodores are National Champions!


NJCAA 2003 National Champions


The Lady Commodores
Basketball team is the undefeated
NJCAA National Champion. For
more information on this amazing
team go to the website www.well-
ness.gulfcoast.edu.
Night Correctional Officer
Classes Starting
p 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
April 23.
Apply now for the Practical
Nursing Program,-
If you enjoy helping others and
want to be part of a highly respect-
ed profession, call Sharon Milner
today to learn more about' the
Practical Nursing Program at-227-
9670 extension 5521. Classes
begin June 23.
Auditions for Theatre
Scholarships
The Theatre Department of.
Gulf Coast Community College
announces auditions/interviews
for theatre scholarships for the
2003-2004 : school year.
Scholarships are available for stu-
dents interested in acting, musical
theatre and technical
theatre/design. Participation is
open to current high school sen-
iors, GCCC students and the com-,
munity.
Auditions/interviews will take
place at the Amelia Center Theatre
Lab on the GCCC Panama City
campus on Thursday, April 17 at
4:00 p.m. For more information call


872-3887.
GCCC Panama City Campus
,Open House
GCCC will present an Open
House on April 10 in the Student
Union East building on the Panama
City campus from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30


p.m. This event is designed to give,
the public an opportunity to, find
out more about GCCC as well as
information on how to( finance a
college education. For additional
information, call Lorna Wolfkill at
747-3200.


Middle School Team In Regional

Odyssey of the Mind Competition


The Wewahitchka Middle
School Odyssey of the Mind team
traveled to Monticello on March 22
to compete against five teams in
the Regional Odyssey of the Mind
competition. The team consists of
, Matthew Miller, Greg Sandridge,
Brad Udell, Rebecca Barnes,
Meleah Lister, Mary Taunton, and
Brent Walker. Their coach is Misty
Wood. For those unfamiliar with
the Odyssey of the Mind competi-
tion, it is a, three-part competition.
Each team is judged on their eight-
minute skit, their props, and a
spontaneous problem. Teams are
given a problem that they have
never seen and asked to solve it.
This year's team had to create
an eight-minute skit centered,
around a national monument. The
team had to make the monument,
make a prop that changed, and
incorporate the real reason for the
making of the monument and two
made-up reasons in their skit. The
team decided to make Mount


Rushmore out of chicken wire and
paper mache and a skit about how
Mount Rushmore was created
because of a reality game show.
The team received top points on
their skit and their props. The
team did a great job and came in
2nd place. The team would like to
thank all the parents who helped
withsupplies and for allowing their
child to participate. Also, a special
thanks to Mrs. Abigail Taunton for
transporting the props.

Shark Afghans
Are Available
The Port St. Joe High School
Varsity Cheerleaders have received
a second shipment of Shark
Afghans. The afghans are available
for $30 at Port St. Joe Elementary,
Middle and High Schools and make
the perfect graduation gift. For
more information call 227-1221.


NJROTC News
from St. Joe High
by Cadet Ensign Maggy
Quaranta
Tuesday, April 1st, was no
fool's day as the NJROTC held its
annual military inspection. This
event took place at the high school
football stadium in the early hours
of the cool morning. During this
affair, Commander Kenneth Liles,
the Area 7 manager, came to evalu-
ate the cadet corps. All cadets par-
ticipated in a personnel inspection,
sporting their summer blue uni-
forms. The armed drill team per-
formed a routine during this pro-'
cession, which Commander Liles
remarked as being very well per-
formed.
During mid-morning, the offi-
cers of the unit held a briefing with
the Commander Liles, giving him
insight of their individual jobs, past
and current projects, and future
goals. Commander Liles was also
shown the administrative and
records department of the NJROTC
office, accuracy of current invento-
ry, and the security of all drill rifles
and air rifles. The Area 7 manager
expressed an awe of impressive
improvement since last year's
inspection, especially in the areas
of supply, record keeping and pre-
paredness.
Parents were present at this
event, witnessing the drill perform-
ances, as well as Superintendent
Jerry Kelly, school board members
arid Port St. Joe High School's
Principal, Mr. Early. Thanks to all
those who put incessant time and
effort toward this inspection. A spe-
cial thanks goes out to Mrs.
Comforter for loaning and setting
up the sound equipment used in
the assembly.
Now that the inspection is-
passed, NJROTC is focusing on
new activities, such as preparing
select 'students for leadership
school and practicing marksman-
ship at the unit's rifle range. This
Saturday, April 12, the unit will
hold a car wash at Advanced Auto
Parts from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Also on Saturday, four cadets will
be traveling to Wewahitchka, pro-
viding a color guard to open the
55th Annual Members Meeting for
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative.
Until next time, Anchors Aweigh!


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WHAT ON EARTH


AM I HERE FOR?
You are not an accident! You were created by God for five
purposes and until you understand them, life will not
make sense,-


Beginning April 20th, Grace
Baptist Church will be joining
hundreds of churches nationwide
in a spiritual journey called "40
.Days of Purpose." Several homes
throughout the city will be host-
ing a series of six videos by Dr.
Rick Warren 'that .answers life's
most fundamental question
"What is the purpose of my life?"
You're invited to enjoy this
important series in a comfortable
home setting in your neighbor-
hood. There are six videos in the
series. Try the first session, with-
out any commitment and see if
you like it!
.By attending a 40 Days of
Purpose video group you will
receive:
* A free copy of the new
bestseller A Purpose Driven
Life
A free personal study guide on
the purpose of life
For more information:


GRACE BAPTIST
CHURCH
Currently meeting on the
second floor of the Capital/
City Bank Building
227-1180


1. Join us at Grace on Sunday morning at 10:00
2. Attend the kickoff simulcast April 12th at
the church beginning at 5:00
3. Call 227-1180


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Wewahitchka Elementary Names Honor Students


Elzie Glass Celebrates 89th Birthday
Elzie Glass celebrated her 89th birthday Tuesday, March 25 with
family and friends. Her friend and aide with Marquis Home Health Care,
Delores Bailey, gave Elzie a big hug and a nice gift.

High School Orientation for 8th Graders


On Tuesday, April 15, begin-
ning at 7:00 ,p.m. there will be an
orientation about becoming a stu-
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and their families. The orientation
will provide information on the reg-
istration process .and courses
offered for 9th-graders, future
scholarship programs, clubs,
organizations, and extra-curricu-
lar activities available.
This is a very important orien-
tation and all 8th graders and
their families are urged to attend.
Research supports that if a parent
is involved in their student's edu-
cation, the student has a greater
chance of excelling.

Chambers

Family Thanks,
The family of Johnny Lee
Chambers extends our deepest
gratitude to the church communi-
ty and to the many others who
found so many tender, kind, and
loving ways to express friendship
.and sympathy during our bereave-
ment.Everything you did and are
still doing is greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
Mrs. Inez M. Chambers and
Family t


First Grade A: Tyler Adams,
William Bailey, Jakob Bidwell,
Bradley Bozeman, Braden
Buckalew, Maryah Cohen,
Elizabeth -Crites, Jacob Goodwin,
Jonathan Griffin, James Grissett,
James Hensley, Abriale Kemp,
Kassandra Leckie, Matthew Litton,
Micah Morgan, Cheyanne Peterson,
Brittany Strickland, Kristopher
Taylor, Chelsey- Toney, Brooke.
Weatherly.
First Grade A&B: Karlee Carr,
Troy Collins, Alan Danford, Morgan
Fisher, Blake Harrelson, Alexis.
Jackson, Christopher Johnson,
Janie Pippin,, Sierra Rollison,
Brittanie Smith, Kirsten Stalnaker,
Kara Zucci.
Second Grade A. Alexa Allison.'
Sierra Baker, Robert Causey
Cassidy Chancy, Deja Collier, .Tara
Gaskin, George Goetz, Justin
Haddock, Cole Harper, Rebecca
Holyfield, Micah Lister, Katelyn
Litton, Wyatt Nunery, Heather
Oare, Katie Patker, William Pippin,
Ellen Randig, Clayton Sasser,
Halley Slentz, Shelby Wood.
Second Grade A&B: Matthew
Algueseva, Kirsten Armstrong.
Taylor Gainous, Gage. Gaskin,
Mikaleh, Graham, Taylor Hill,:
Randall House, Damion Jones,
'Gabrielle Jones, Thomas Kuhlman,
Joshua Parnell, Taylor Pitts,
Brandon Price, Sean Rice, Jesse
Roberson, Shaquille Scott,
Brandon Shaw, James, Shiver,
Jessica Smith, Emilee Strange,
Kaylin Strickland,. Wesley
Whitfield, Kayla Wood, Raheem
Wright, Daneysia Wymes.
Third Grade A: Heath Bailey,
Charity Bremer, Krystal Dupuie,
Justin Flowers, Oliver Gerber,
Taylor Husband, Haylie Jayne,
Benjamin McDaniel, Irjaria Pippin,
Kenri Robbins, Megan Setterich,
Joseph Tanner.
Third Grade A&B: Tiffany
Blankenshi'p Michael Bryan,
Austin Chumney,';Nicholas Combs,
Kristopher Cox, Raven Forehand.
Katelyn Gaskin, Travis Griffin,
James Guffey, .Ciara Jackson,
Christia Johnson, Katie Jones;
Rebecca Kelly, Haley Kent, Sarah
Linton, :Bridgette Myers.
Christopher M'rick. Robert
... .. .


.. ....P ubNis April 3 & 10


Peoples, Sebastian Quentin,
Shoshonie Rhames, Johnathan.
Shellnut, James Strickland, Cory
Walding, Racheal Werbacher,
Stephen Whitfield, Tyler Whitten.
Fourth Grade A: Alicia Allison,
Katarina Armstrong, Jay Bryan,
Hannah Culbertson, Kyle Flana-
gan, Randy Hightower, Jamaree,
Hunter, Hope Ludlam, Brandon
Ma~hann Beau McCorvey, Jeanne
Mitchell, 'Arianna Paul, Colton
Price, Chelse, Strange, Jacob
'Taylor, Britney Weeks, April
Wimberly.
Fourth Grade A&B: Bryce
Armstrong, Casi Baxley, Andrew
Bidwell. Miranda, Cain, Justin
Cambell, Martina Chumney, Jessi-,
ca Ferr. Latoya Gainer,' Stephen
Griffin, Paul Hand. Charles Hood,
Melissa Hood, Alisha Hooper,
Jessica Jamerson, Justin Lemke,
Jabrela Lewis, Trent McLemore.
Colton, Nunery, Jasmyne Owens,
Jeffrey Pitts. Randy Veasey,
Zachary, Whitfield, Danielle Wolf,
Jasmine Woullard.,
Fifth Grade A: Kara Bremer,
Ariel Kemp, .Kaitlyn Kerrigan,
Laurel Manor. Ashton Merritt,
Megan Russell, Benjamin, Smith,
Zachary,' Smrnith, Cody Wade,
Remington Wade, Justin Walding,
Tabltha Ward, Laramie Whitten.
Fifth Grade A&B: Dakota Ake,
Minnie Dyer, Monica Grant. Mindy
Green, Amanda Green, Candace
Griffin, Summer Henry, Chance
Knowles, Kayla Mann. Tamber
McLemore, Damon McMillion,'
Jathan Nunery,, Chris Peak, Austin
Pitts, Baylen Price, Kaleb Price,
Matthew Pridgeon, Grant Rish,
Brittney Shipman, Tiffany
Strickland, Roger Sylvester, Robyn
Turner, Austin Udell, Autumn
Yoakum.
Sixth Grade A: Kalyn. Bidwell.
John Cambell, Victoria Hightower,
Jessica Husband, Samantha Rich,
Amanda Robbing, Joshua Sapp,
Heather Strange, William Barber.


Sixth Grade A&B: Rebecca
Barnes, Jessica Burns, Jacob
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PUBLIC HEARING
GULF TO BAY HIGHWAY
Financial PAject Identulicanon Number. 41091 1-1-24-01. Federal Project Number: N/A ,:r i

All interested persons are invited to attend.

OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA has scheduled a public
hearing regarding proposed improvements within .... ., i 3
the US 98 corridor in Bay and Gulf Counties. .-

DATE: May6,2003:.. -, i .
TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST -
PLACE: Centennial Building ".. '
2201 Centennial Drive
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456 BIa- "

This hearing will be conducted to afford interested
persons the opportunity to' express their views
concerning the location; conceptual design; aind ;'_ ." Ai{1'Su
social, economic, and environmental effects of the Approximate Study Corridor
proposed improvements. Improvements being '
considered include a roadway on a new alignment i: ; : ;or s.t ,o
that would d 'serve as an alternate route north of
existing US 98. This new roadway would extend GULF TO BAY HIGHWAY .
from south of St. Joe Beach in Gulf County to north
of Mexico Beach in Bay County. New .intersections would be provided .with existing US 98 at eidier end of the
project and ith CR 386. Existing US 98 would remain as it currently is except for minor changes in rhe iciniry of,
the intersections with the new roadway. The alternative alignments for the new roadway hat e been 1 aluated ith
respect to, their potential to impact wetlands, floodplains, endangered species, archaeological sites, and other
environmental and socioeconomic conditions. A recommended alternative will be identified at the Public Hearing.

Right-of-%\ ay acquisition would be required in order to implement the improvement. There are no known residential
and business relocations associated with this project. Any potential encroachment on wetlands and floodplains
resulting from this project has been identified and has been given special consideration under Executive Orders
11990 and 11998. Access management standards, developed by FDOT under Section 335.188, Florida Statutes, to
protect public safety, provide mobility, and preserve the functional integrity of the road, will be addressed. These
standards affect driveway access and median openings on crossroads affected by the proposed improvements.

This hearing will be held in accordance with 23 CFR 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes. The project is
being de\ eloped to. comply with Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Act. The agenda for the hearing, given
below, includes an open house for the public to review the hearing documents, a presentation:by the study team on
the project and its associated impacts, and a period for public testimony. Before and after the hearing, study team
representatives will be available to answer questions.

Agenda


Informal Open House
Formal Presentation
Public Statements .


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


Prior to the public hearing, the State Environmental Impact Report developed by Opportunity Florida will be
available for public review on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CST, at the Mexico Beach City Hall, 118 N
14h" Street, Mexico Beach, Florida from April 9, 2003 until May 6, 2003. These materials will also be available at
the hearing site on the day of the hearing. At the hearing, study team personnel will be available to assist citizens
with their questions.

Persons, with disabilities who may require special accommodations to participate in the hearing should contact the
Public Involvement Coordinator in writing, at least seven (7) calendar days before the hearing date at the address
provided below.

Persons desiring to submit statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements may do so at
the hearing. Written statements and/or exhibits may also be submitted as part of the hearing record if received
within ten (1 Q) calendar days after the date of the hearing.

For more information, contact: Chris Merritt, Public Involvement. Coordinator, PBS&J, 1901 Commonwealth Lane,
Tallahassee, Florida 32303, 850/575-1800, clmerritt@pbsj.com.

OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA


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Public Notice
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planiiing 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 #6268-501R- 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 Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval Cape- Isle 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-OOR & #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, Florida 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/Arvida 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., Room 301.


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LUC La..Afor ni. CLJnp- FT, o Thimqdsiv- A* 10. 2003 e e..11B


Jessica Koren6 Hopper
Has 6th Birthday
Jessica Korene Hopper cele-
brated her birthday on Sunday,
April 6th at home with her mother
Melissa Weston and stepfather
Randall Weston. She had a Sponge
Bob Square Pants birthday party
with family and friends.



WHS Lists

Honor Roll
9th Grade A&B: Priscilla
Baxley, Cody Harden, Sarah
House, Josh;Pitts, Justin Barnes,
* Matt Dorman, Clay Morris,
Jennifer Wigglesworth, Megan
Whitfleld.
9th Grade A: Heather
Simmons,' Hali Price, Jessica
Jones.
10th Grade A&B: Kody Bidwell,
Porsche Sandlin, Courtney Bremer,
Britney Grice, Will Strange,
Sheiletta Fisher, Candice Gordon,
Daryl Knee, Courtney Martin,
Courtney Wood, Jeena Breman,
Nicole Foster, Geoffrey Helms,
Brandy Little.
10th Grade A: Jade Gaskin,
Nathan Grimes, Chris Lee, Jill
Pippin.
11th Grade A&B: Fritz
Stoppelbein, Cassie Ward, Dottie
Hall,. Andrew Lassiter, Laura
Husband.
11th Grade A: Ben Jones
12th Grade A&B: Monique
Adkins, Kelli Jackson, Meagan
Morris, Angie Padgett, Laura
Spivey, Justin Barnes, Jessica
Breman, Clark Cutchin, Cortn6e
Hoover, Sean Kerrigan, Matt
Kramer, Derrick McMillon.
12th Grade A: Caleb Cutchin,
Judith Husband, Jana Taylor,
Krystal Heffington. :,;.- i .


Nicole Windolf Returns Honor Students Are
to the Mayo Clinic
Six-year-old Nicole Windolf has Named at Middle Sc
returned to the Mayo Clinic in
Minnesota for surgery. She had A Honor RoU A&B Hono
surgery on Tuesday, April 8 and
hopes to return home by the end of Grade 7: Grant Gingell, Molly Grade 6: Aaron
the month. The address is: St. Matty, Ashton Norris, Krista Allen, Emily Bax
Mary's Hospital, 1216 2nd Street Parker, Amber Ropelis, Summer Brinkmeier, Brennis
SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Stitt, Jackee Whitfield, Matthew Canington, Mary
Telephone is 507-255-5123. Wright. Jessie Faircloth
The Windolf family is sincerely Grade 8: James Curry. Graham, Courtney
grateful for the overwhelming sup- Jamie Jackson, KI
port it has received during this dif- GC C" To H sf Kathleen Kerigan,
flcult time. The community's gen- Gx C 0o1Host Frank May, Jessi
erosity, genuine love, and earnest Mullen, Jesse Raft
concern for Nicky has touched the Senior Exno Strickland, Abram
family's heart. The prayers from all Warren, Marissa We
the churches and individuals mdde Gulf Coast Community College Grade 7: MaE
a tremendous impact on Nicoleto will host a Senior Expo "An Kathryn Arnold, Jan
first recovery. Please continue to Educational Seminar for Seniors," Blackmon, Sam
keep her in your prayers. on Friday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 Jasmine Fenne
-Familyof NicoleWindolf p.m. in the Student Union East Flanagan, Devin G
conference room on campus. Howse, Olivia Lamb
Thank You For Caring The seminar is free of charge to Langley, Xing Lin,
the public. A continental breakfast Amanda Shanah
The family of Mrs. .Martha and lunch will be provided. Vendor Thomas, Corbin Vi
"Kitty" Reed Lenox would like to booths and door prizes are sched- Wood.
thank everyone for the prayers, uled to be included in the presen-
food, flowers and concern during station.
the time of her death. For agenda and additional
-The Nichelson's & Hamilton information, call Sherrie Whitley at


Family


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r Roll
Adams, Leslie
ley, Heather
s Bush, Angela
anne Early,
, Jonathon
Hermsdorfer,
rystian Kelley,
Andria Latta,
Moore, Susan
field, Brandon
Vereen, Chloe
atherly.
son Adkison,
mes Bird, Neva
uel Ellmer,
11, Edward
3uillot, Carson
erson, Meagan
Addie Little,
an, Shadae
ckery, Morgan


Grade 8: IDusty Alford, Warren Floyd, Sierra King, Shayla
Jennifer Bland, Amelia Brockman, Nickson, Gabriel Whittington.
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Members!


The future ofthe energy industry
depends upon those with the vision, the
message and the means to reach every
individual they serve. In doing so, they
enhance lives and open possibilities to better
serve their customers. Itis.for this purpose
that Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative values
the feedback it receives fromits customers.
Theparticipation from our membership at
I ourAnnual Meeting eachyearisvitalin
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Cooperative,
Each member is invited to attend the 55t
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headquarterr office inWewahitchka, with


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meet and greet your neighbors and register to win great prizes,
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Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Street St. Joe Bay Office Cape Office
at Hvyy. 98 2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
Rentals: (850) 648-5449 (850) 227-9600 Sales (850) 227-2160
Sales: (850) 648-5683 Fax (850) 227-2115 Fax (850) 229-8783
Fax: (850) 648-4247 Toll Free: (800) 451-2349 Toll Free: (800) 600-1298
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Gulf front home on Cape San Bias -
Beautiful sunset views from this 3 BR/ 2 BA.
This home has Federal flood insurance!
Furnished and ready for you to move in A
must' see at $625,000.00 .
MtlS#948i16.Gal, --Deeo .'Mitchell -at
227-2160 or 800-600-1298.



2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ 1975
home completely remodeled to 2002 home.
3br/1.5ba inside, 1.5ba in 20x26 acid
on(unfinished) could be apartment or garage.
House has new flooring, new drywall, new AC,
new ceiling, new kitchen, new doors, new
sewer and water lines. MLS#95334
$149,900 Call Brenda Miller
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205 Cristin's Curve Gulf Aire -
Lovely spacious 3 BR/2.5 BA Victorian
home has extra room off breakfast nook and
garage could be office, large laundry/util-
ity, crafts. 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with office.
Master Br has very large walk-in closet.
Large deck on back with hot tub. Secluded
back yard as abutted by wooded St. Joe
property. Gulf Aire swimming pool and ten-
nis courts one lot over, and less than 10
minute walk to beach! $249,000
MLS#95866 Call Ellen Allemore


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I- Nice 2 BR/2 BA mobile home on lot and -i..? a- .
a half each. Onl. 5 blks. from he beach" '
$165,000 each. Call 'Lisa Guilford 305 6th St. Port St Joe- Well main
for more information. 56 P S .Jo 2m t m
for more information tor, d older 3 BR/2 BA home on 2 lots.
-"Wood -floors 'Centrrtl heat Separate build-
r' T *g "'M ming formerly a dao care .-.,ih bath. Many
| --I-il possibiliie as property is zoned
Commercial/Resident;al and is 1 5 block-to
Hwy 98! $207,000 MLS#95571 Call
Ellen Allemorer
Beach Cottage with Great Views
Great second tier location or Cope San Bias
FEAvV- zone X Only one gulf front house and .
one open lot between you and the beach 2
BR.' I BA single family home Screened
porch and open sun deck Eay access to
beach ML5#95428. Only 5289,900


"Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of
Wiridmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfrontt sub-
division buffered from the areas larger developments.
But, enough restricted covenants to have its own sense
of flare. $775,000,each MLS#95776


rorr Sr. Joe JOK/,5 .If name witn a
dedicated bay view One of the few SI. Joe
landmark homes that has survived. Includes
540sq ft separate guest cottage over garage
that has great, rental potential. Home and
cottage' has been elegantly renovated.
Immaculate, move in condition. $598,000
MLS#94565. Call Kim Harrison 850-
27-3745


1409 Palm Blvd 3 BR/2 BA, this home is Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
centrally located, close to the schools and 'Old Florida'cottage with dedicated gulf view! Lot
downtown Port St. Joe. Just blocks from the is 50x150.. This cottage has plenty of character
beautiful St. Joe Bay. $139,900 and charm. Enjoy the sunset overlooking the Gulf
MLS#95767 Call Carol Bell for more of Mexico. $350,000 MLS#91023. Call
information. Susie White @227-9600.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


PORT ST. JOE
* Southgate Subdivision 120 Heritage
Lane, This residential lot is 50'x185'.
MLS#95849 Call Susie White for
more information.
* Windmark Beach-Lot #77. Corner lot with
a beautiful gulfview. Located directly across from
boardwalk to water. MLS#95244r
$465,000. Call Carol Bell.
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf
County -Water front lot One of a kind lot in
Windmark Beach. $685,000
* South Gate Subdivision The first gated
subdivision in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at
$44,900
* Commercial Property Garrison
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $226,512
MLS#90451
* Commercial Property Woodward
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $234,788
MLS#92076
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot in the
newest subdivision to build your dream home.
$44,900 MLS#93213
* Generous sized lots for sale in a well
established neighborhood where new homes
are also being constructed. Very reason-
ably priced at $24,900. Ride by
today and pick out your lot. Call
Carol Bell at 850-227-4252.
$Mas aqarQue.
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Large lots at Bryant's Landing. Prices
M .~ CdtlRI0


WEWAHITCHKA
* Acreage 25 acres and up.. Prices
range from $62,500-$491,050.
* HOWARD CREEK Louise Ave. 2 lots,
300ft. road frontage (.75 acres) close to boat
launch. Call Patricia Raap. MLS#92599
$31,000
* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave.,
$14,900.
OVERSTREET
* The Landings at Wetappo Lots
priced from $69,900-$115,000.
* East Bay Plantation -. Discover Gulf
County's Other Bay. Interior lots
$39,900, Bay View lots $79,900,
Creek Front lots $89,900, Bay Front
lots $179,900
* Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14
acres, MLS #91915, $39,000, call
Patricia Raap at 648-5683
CAPE SAN BLAS
*' Bayview-Treasure Bay Lot #7.
MLS#95509 $79,900
* 204' on Cape San Bias Road, Bay View
"an RCONT&MkO21,
$139 900.Preston Russ.
* Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island
offering 8 private and secluded lots on upland
island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private communi-
ty with 2 way bridge and security gate.
Beautiful Western facing views in a secluded
pristine area. MLS#94562. Starting at
$199.900. Call Kim Harrison 850-
227-3745.
* Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape San Bias
Rd., $210,000 Susie White.


* 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 -
MLS#92253
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes
Drive, $154,900.
* Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South
Beach MLS#91560 $189,900.
INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
* Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines
Subd., zoned residential/commercial.
$239,900. MLS#94532
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50x452'.
MLS#93994, $450,000. Call Mark
Schultz.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
MLS#93995, $450,000. Call Mark
Schultz.
* Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30,
$99,900.
BEACHES
* Sunset Village Located at St. Joe Beach
by. Windmarks proposed development.
Amenities include pool, tennis court, land-
scaped entrance, paved streets and much
more. Lots will be released in phases. The sec-
ond release is now available. Call for more
details.
* St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on
o p*flt/ cc fImlP cresiden-
tial. $975,000. MLS#94465 Call Ellen
Allemore.


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Page 12B The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, April 10, 2003


Mexico Beach Air
Force Member
Receives Award
SMSgt. Larry Lomax, a 1969
graduate of Lexington Senior High
School in Lexington, N.C., is the
recipient of the 2003 Society of
American Military Engineers'
Goddard Award (Air Force Reserve
category).
The award, named for former
Air Force Maj. Gen. Guy Goddard,
is presented annually by SAME for
outstanding contributions to mili-
tary engineering.
Lomax, son of the late Gerald
Lomax and Grant and Katherine
Cooper of Lexington is the Prime
BEEF program manager for the Air
Force Civil Engineer Support
Agency at Tyndall AFB. Prime
BEEF (Prime Base Engineer
Emergency Force) is the Air Force
designation for specialized civil
engineer units skilled to quickly
respond during wartime or conti-
gency operations.
Lomax joined the Air Force in
1991, and, his numerous awards
and decorations include the Air
Force Meritorious Service Medal,
Air Force Commendation Medal,
Air Force Achievement Medal,
National Defense Service Medal
with one oak leaf cluster, the
Kuwaiti Liberation Medal and the
Southwest Asia Service Medal.
He and his wife, the former
Lauren Ragan, live in Mexico
Beach. His daughter, Ashley, and
his two sons, Todd and Chad,
reside in the Lexington/
Thomasvlile, N.C. area.

Special Thanks
The Helping Hands Volunteers
are very grateful to the following
men who cooked the delicious fish
and hush puppies for the Senior
Citizen's benefit on April 5: Jimmie.
Rogers, Bob Phillips, Cliff Sanborn
and Benny Roberts.


SMSgt. Larry Lomas
Big Bunny Egg

Hunt at TAFB
Tyndall Youth Programs is
sponsoring the 7th Annual Big
Bunny Egg Hunt on Saturday,
April 19 at the Tyndall Youth
Center, building ,3223. The egg
hunt is open to children of all
Department of Defense identifica-
tion holders. The egghunt for chil-
dren ages 1-4 starts at 11:00 a.m.,
ages 5-8 starts at 1:00 p.m. and
ages 9-12 starts at 3:00 p.m.
There is a glow-in-the-dark egg
hunt starting at 7:30 p.m. for teens
ages 13-18. Participants should
bring their own basket. For more
information, call 283-4366.


Guitar Concert at Dixie Theatre


"Classic Guitar from the Old
World to the New World" is the title
of Dan Cantwell's guitar recital at
. the Dixie Theatre, set for Sunday
April 13th at 3:00 p.m.
Incorporating music from
Spain and South America the pro-
gram will include the compositions
of Francisco Tarrega, considered
the "Father of Modern Guitar".
In addition to the works of
Tarrega, we will hear a composition
by Dionisio Aguado and other tra-
ditional Spanish pieces.
SBI Incubates

Its Own Success
While the Bay County Small
Business Incubator has worked for
12 years to support the success of
small businesses in Bay County,
it's been growing its own business.
On Wednesday, April 16, at 11:00
a.m. the Incubator will host a rib-
bon cutting ceremony to celebrate
the addition of 9,000 square feet of
new space to the current 26,100
square feet.
Established in 1991 to support
new and existing service and light
manufacturing businesses, the
Incubator leases office suites and
provides a professional atmos-
phere, business advice and office
equipment, as well as a reception-,
ist, an extensive library and on-site
workshops in management, mar-
keting, business development and
new software applications.
Current tenants include
Advanced, Glass & Mirror;
Boardwalk Signs ,& Graphics;
Common Sense Systems, Inc.;
Fiber Blo; Gulf Coast Community
SCollege Small Business
Development Center; Lucas
Communications, Inc.; Premier
Bi-ush, Inc.; SCORE; Veterans
Business Outreach Center; and
Raymond Jones.
More information about the
Bay County Small Business
Incubator is available by calling
Doug Davis at 271-1108.


From Brazil the music of
Hector Villa-Lobos (who composed
the preludes and etude for guitarist
Andres Segovia) includes "Choros
#1". Choro music was a popular
form of street music in Brazil at the
turn of the twentieth century.
Also from Brazil, the composi-
tions of Faurindo Almeida, who is
best known for his work in the
genre of 'Bossa Nova' music, which
swept the country in the 1960s.
Saroto, a friend of Almeida, toured
the world with. the Carmen
Miranda band in the 1940s. In
America he absorbed jazz influ-
ences and his solo guitar works
reflect this aspect combined with
the Choro music of Brazil.
Antonio Lauro from Venezuela
provided a large body of waltzes for
the guitar. The Venezuelan waltz
differs from the European waltz in
that it is faster and syncopated.
The "Tango" is the most well
known style from Argentina and a
traditional piece, "El Choclo" will be
included in the program.
Augustin Barrios, from
Paraguay, was the most prolific
new world guitar composer of the
twentieth century. His composi-
tions cover many eras of music and
are beautifully and artfully crafted.
He was an incredible performer
and toured all of Central and South
Juvenile Justice,
Domestic Violence
Council Meetings
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet
Thursday, April 17, at 4:00 p.m.
EDT at the Gulf County Library
(Hwy. 71 N) in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open to the public.
Everyone is welcome and encour-
aged to attend. For details and
information, contact Don
Washabaugh at (850) 227-7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/
Gulf Domestic Violence Council
meets at 3:30 p.m. The public is
encouraged to attend this meeting
as well.


America. His composition, "Julia
Florida", will be heard on Sunday's
program.
Dan Cantwell's talents are
prodigious. In addition to guitar he
plays banjo, mandolin, and ham-
mer dulcimer. He has won the
Merle Travis guitar contest in Mt.
View, Arkansas. He has also won in
many categories at the old time
music championships held each
year in Dade City. He. holds a bach-
elor of arts degree in music, with
high honors, from Florida State
University.
Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Suggested donation is $5.00. Open
seating. No reservations needed.
For Dixie Theatre information call
(850)653-3200.


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Peacebuilders
of the Week
The students shown above
were named as Peacebuilders' of
the Week at Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the week of
April-7-11. Front row left to right;
1st Grade-Tristan Brown;
Kindergarten-Gabriel Hendry;
Pre-K-Gabriel Forehand (not
available for picture)
Back row left to right: 5th i
Grade-Ashley Lacour; 4th
Grade-Anna Redman; 3rd
Grade-Danny Wadkins; 2nd
Grade--Jeni McLemore




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SDetails
Just decorating one room or the
whole house. Creating that custom
Cook for your custom life style. 'We
can help you with window treat-
ment, fabrics, wall coverings, fur-
niture, rugs and accessories. Also
color consulting. Your complete
home to the smallest detail.
Call Lisa's Interior Details
'for an appointment:

(850)

647-6125
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PUBLIC NOTICE



The Gulf County Enterprise Zone Development
Agency will meet Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at
12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Room 307, Robert M.
Moore Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex.


The public is welcomed to attend.
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S"PEACE AND QUIET" and one with nature
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walls, cypress staircase, open custom
kitchen, spacious great room, 9'.ceilings,
screened porch, Ty-Vec decking, and much,
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OFFERED FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
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$299,900
Green Hills Gulf View @ $159,900
South Beach Lot #4 @ $153,900
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias $165,000
Cape San Bias Gulf View $129,900
Water's Edge Interior @ $99,900
Water's Edge Gulf View @ $129,900
100' on Indian Lagoon @ $125,000
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre +-, $295,000
104' x 208' bordering State Park @ $85,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x 106',
$124,900
Interior on Cape San Bias, Commercial,
$104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $144,900.
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias, 51'x312',
$399,000.


Roger Bradley
Broker/Owner
Mobile: 850-227-4383
After Hours: 229-2749
Bobbie Edwards
Agent
After Hours Toll Free
1-877-873-3127
Victor Ramos
Broker Associate, GRI
After Hours
850-22949353


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$925,000







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with tall ceilings and windows galore, the
spacious decks beckortl OFFERED @
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But some critics view the company
as the 600-pound gorilla that can
eventually do what it pleases. They
also mourn the passing of the old
paper mill, noting that a new serv-
ice economy isn't going to generate.
the $20-an-hour pay the mill pro-
vided.
For the most part, however, the
local attitude is enthusiastic and
hopeful. The new, upscale develop-
ments bring more affluent new-'
comers with money to spend.
Most residents are also'glad
the paper mill stench, while it
meant jobs, is gone. The state of
Florida has been able to set up
retraining for some mill employees,
while others have simply gone into
business for themselves.
With the mill'gone, there seems
to be even more appreciation for
the natural wonders Port St. Joe
offers residents and vacationers.


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After being named the nation's most beautiful beach, visitors are flocking to St. Joseph State Park
and Gulf County beaches.


Reinvents


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Reid Ave. facing Highway 98. There
is a daily special such as lasagna,
but the- menu also features such
items as the St. Joe Club, with
fresh shrimp. The salads are fresh
and large, and .the house vinai-


Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique dining".
The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
greaf 'rmosphere and charm (Noi Io,,
mention Great Food) This i a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
Check us out at atwww.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
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grette is excellent.'
In the middle of town, also on
Reid Ave., the most recent arrival is
Russo's. Owners Mark and Kristen
Russo have turned the Old Flour
Mill Bakery into an attractive dark
and eclectic restaurant and wine
bar. Offerings include prime rib,
and local grouper, with a seafood-
stuffed baked potato among the
side items.
Just outside, town, toward
Indian Pass, is the informal Indian
Pass Raw Bar. The menu at Jim
McNeill's family-run place is main-
ly oysters and shrimp, though the
seafood gumbo is dark and rich. Go
to the cooler in the back, get your
own drink and don't wait for serv-
ice. Mention your order to Gator,
Miss Audrey or Randy, and enjoy
some conversation while you wait.
It's worth it.
While the downtown area rein-
vents itself, most of the activity
around Port St. ,Joe involves being
on." in or by the water. From sqal-
loping to fishing to kayaking to eco-
tours, a number of companies offer
advice, equipment and experience
to explore it all.
Bays and beaches
St. Joseph's Bay is ecologically
unusual, since it's one of the few
large bays in Florida that is not,
drained by a freshwater river. The
mouth of the bay is relatively nar-
row, meaning the bay can be rela-'
tively smooth even when the Gulf of
Mexico is too choppy for enjoyment
,in smaller boats. Sea turtles and


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other wildlife can be seen more eas-
ily than on the gulf side of Cape
San Blas.
Rental of a townhouse or a
house at the cape usually brings
beach or bay to your door or within
easy. walking distance. But there
are also public beaches at St. Joe
Beach or Mexico Beach, and park-
ing is easy to find if you arrive
early. There is plenty of public
access to the water in Port St. Joe
itself, though it's not usually the
classic white sand beach.
Downtown Port St. Joe is dif-
ferent from nearby Apalachicola,
where it's possible to spend an
entire day strolling and shopping in
the historic downtown area. While
some antique and specialty shops
have opened recently in Port St.
Joe, downtown remains mostly a
day-to-day working area. Most of
the recreational focus remains on
water and related activity.
There are three outlets on the
capv for groceries. Scallbp Cove;,,
w rhIi is the BP station, offers con-
venience store basics and has some,
microwave burgers, hot dogs and
barbecue. Both Scallop Cove and
the Trading Post also offer general
merchandise and camping sup-
plies, beer, wine and some produce.
Gasoline is also available both
places, though prices tend to be a
bit lower'in Port St. Joe.
Just outside the state park is
The Entrance, which offers
grouper, steaks, shrimp and other
more serious food. The Entrance is
also the source for kayak and boat
rentals at the cape.
The decision by the St. Joe Co.
to begin development of its vast
holdings is still the subject of local
debate. While the company has so
far promoted its WindMark and
SummerCamp developments as
being environmentally friendly and
responsible, ecogroups keep a close
eye on potential problems.
St. Joe has already scaled back
some of its plans in hopes of por-
traying itself as a corporate friend.


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Damon Class A Motor home
28.6', Chevy 454 Engine,
basement, carpeted, warran-
ty, 19.000 miles, central
air/heat, sleeps 5, awning,
refrigerator / freezer,
microwave/color TV, AM/FM
cassette, cruise, remote gen-
erator, heated holding tanks,
must see! 2tp4/10
1996 Town & Country Van
LXI loaded 87,000 excellent,
condition. asking $7,500.
227-7205. ltp4/10
1987 GMC 4x4 Truck, PS,
PB, V-8, AM-FM Cd Player.
Best Offer. Call 229-8959
after 5p.m. Leave Message.
2tc4/10
1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL.
Leather, 5 speed, one owner,
new condition. $10,900. 960-
4464. ltc4/10
1995 Pontiac Bonneville.AT,
AC, V6, 80,000 miles, one
owner, garaged, loaded. New
condition. $4950. 960-4464.
ltc4/10
1997 Chevy Tahoe LS. 2
wheel drive, 4 door, one
owner, loaded, new .condi-
tion. $7950. 960-4464. nc4/io
1997 Isuzu Rodeo. 2 wheel
drive, 4 door, AT, AC, loaded,
one owner, low miles $4950.
960-4464. ltc4/10
2000 Chevy Lumina. 50,000
one-owner miles! 4 door,
loaded, AT, AC, V6. $6950.
960-4464. ltc4/10
1990 Honda Accord. 4 door,
AT, AC, one owner, garaged,
mint condition! $3750. 960-
4464. ltc4/10
1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport. 2
door, 5 speed, 6 cyl., AC, one
owner. New condition!
$4250. 960-4464. ltc4/10


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


1998 Dodge Durango SLT. 4
WD, AT, AC, V8, loaded. New
condition, must see! $8950.
960-4464. Itc4/10
1998 Nissan Altima. 4 door,
AT, AC, 60,000 miles, one
owner. $6250. 960-4464.
ltc4/10
1990 Lincoln Town Car.
Extra clean, dependable.
$1800. 960-4464. 1tc4/10
1997 Nissan Altima. 4 door,
AT, AC, one owner, 70,000
miles. New condition! $5650.
960-4464. 1tc4/10
1998 Ford Ranger XLT.
Extended cab, AT, AC, V6,
50,000 miles! one owner.
$7650. 960-4464. ltc4/10
1996 Cadillac Sedan deVille.
One owner, garaged, low
miles. New condition! $7450.
960-4464. l tc4/10
90 Winnebago Chieftan. 27ft.
49K mi. Very clean. Runs
great. Great rubber.
Stabilizer bar on front end.
$15K OBO. 227-3610 2tp4/3
1998 Cadillac Deville, leather
interior, excellent condition.
Call 229-1233 3tp3/27








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Family

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Now accepting
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229-7708


24 volt, 67# thrust motor
guide trolling motor. Only 2
years old, great cond. Asking
$275.00 Call Chris At
(850)819-8682. 3tc4/10
House Boat for Sale: Large
deck with swing, gas stove,
gas heater, toilet, shower, 4
beds, large grill, fish cleaning
table with sink, 7,000 btu Air
Conditioner. Used Twice,
does not leak-Ready to use.
229-7000. 2tp4/10


Mobile Home for Rent:
Unfurnished Mobile Home
5bdrm/2bth $650/month,
$600 deposit. Phone
(850)647-5942. ltp4/10
For Rent: New 3 bdrm 2 bth
in Mexico Beach. $975 +
Deposit -long term, lease
walking distance to beach.
(850)907-9572. 2tp4/10
Furnished 1 BR Apartment
at Beacon Hill, 1 Block from
beach/ 227-7800. Itp4/10
For Rent: 1 Bdrm.
Apartment, cottage style,
great location. $375/month.
1619 & 1621 Monument Ave.
Call' (706)765-2445 or beeper
(423)819-3240. ltp4/10
For Rent: 2 Bedroom, IBath
Doublewide in quiet park.
$450 month plus deposit.
648-5476 2tp4/3
,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
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. trc4/3
Home for Rent/Sale 3
bedroom, 1i bath, large
kitchen, den, 521 7th Street,
Port St. Joe, Double lot. Call
850-229-1711 'or 227-1110.
tfi4/3
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

Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch: Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc4/3

Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tft4/a


4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total electric,
stove, refrigerator, dishwash-
er, washer/dryer hook up,
central air and heat. Great
view of the beach. $950
monthly, $350 refundable
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. 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 1g. 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. itf4/3


Whirlpool Washer/Dryer
/Heavy Duty/Large Capacity
/3 cycle/2temp. $150
each/$250 both. Firm 229-
9269. 2tp4/10
Maytag, Heavy-Duty washing
machine. Old, but in good,
working condition. Asking
$75 Phone:229-6773 After
4:00 p.m. ET. ltc4/10
Black and Brass Bedroom
Suite, includes dresser w/
mirror, chest, Queen size
head board, night stand.
Corner TV Stand. 25" Color
TV w/ remote. $350. Mexico
Beach 648-9489. ltp4/10
Large roll top desk, oak,
computer designed. $350
647-3100. 2tp4/10


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.


2p4/3 WAY
21p4/3


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 leave
message. tfc4/3
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 229.6374


Yard Sale, Sat. April 12th.
8:00 a.m. till ? ET. 235
Coronodo Street, PSJ Beach.
3' bicycles, swimming pool
with accessories, clothes,
housewares, knick-knacks,
baby items, new baby shoes,
Oster food processor, 21"
chain saw, like new, 2
blades, fold up extension lad-
der, recliner, lot of odds'and
ends. ltp4/10
Garage Sale: Sat. 8:00. Lots
of Toys & Baby Items. 208
Gautier Meniorial Lane, Port
St. Joe. ltp4/10
Yard Sale, Sat., April 12 8:00
a.m. -until. 204 13th Street.
ltp4/10
Raising funds for new church
organ for Our Lady of
Guadalupe. Large Yard Sale,
504 Maryland Blvd., Mexico
Beach, Beginning 8:00 a.m.,
Saturday, April 12. Lots of
Quality Items: Mint
Condition baby and toddler
clothing and toys, furniture,
house ware, ,yards items,
antiques too many items to
list. ltp4/10


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Yard Sale Sat April 12. 129
Magellan St, St. Joe Beach.
From 8:00 till. Clothes,
books, toys, furniture and
much more. ltp4/10
Yard Sale' 8:00-till. 207 16th
St. Something for everyone.
Itp4/10





DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Class Title:
HEALTH SUPPORT TECHNI-
CIAN
Class Code: 5518
Position Number:086395
Closing Date: 04/14/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$17,205.65 to $43,014.13
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL. 32456
Phone: (850)227-1276
Announcement Type:
Open Competitive Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity
/Affirmative Action
Employer.
Special Notes: FINGER-
PRINTING AND EMER-
GENCY DUTIES REQUIRED'
POSITION ASSIGNED TO
PORT ST. JOE LOCATION.
SELECTED APPLICANT WILL
BEGIN AT BASE OF SALARY
RANGE. PHLEBOTOMY
CERTIFICATE OR TRAINING
REQUIRED.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position. You may sub-
mit a hard copy of your appli-
cation to the address indicat-
ed in the announcement.
ltc4'/10
Dockside Cafe now accept-
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positions. Apply in person.
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Experance in resort Area Furniture Sales. Not
afraed to go out and get business. Good pay
& working environment. 21,000 sq. ft. new
Retail Store

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


seeingg introductory Leves


Seeking Introauctory Level
Graphic Designer. Will train
in house-must have good
computer skills, learn and
use graphics software includ-
ing Quark Express, Adobe.
Photo shop and more. Mail
Resume to The Star Pub Co.
P,O, Box 308, PSJ, FL or
Drop by Office, 209 Reid Ave.
tfc4/10
Nursery Assistant/Inside
Sales plant knowledge
helpful., Ability to work
with customers, sales skills
necessary. Apply St. Joe
Rent-All, Nursery & Supply,
706 1st St., Port St. Joe. ;
t: fc4/10
Professional real estate
office is looking for experi-
enced front desk reception-
ist/office assistant. This
position requires good public
relations and excellent orga-
nizational skills. If you quali-
fy for this ptsnS.,r' and are
interested in an excellent
opportunity, submit your
resume, including your most
recent experience, to Pristine
Properties, LLC, P.O. Box
307, Port St. Joe, FL 32457
2tc4/10
Housekeeper: Good pay and
working conditions for a
dependable, energetic, hon-
est person, commercial
cleaning experience a plus
however will train the right
person. Seasonal through
Sept. Weekends a must. Call
227-1443 for interview.
ltp4/10
Housekeeper: private resi-
dence $8.00/hr. .8:00-2:00
5 days per week. All school
holidays off. Perfect for work-
ing mom. Mail in name,
number, and references to
Attn: Housekeeper, C/O The
Star, P.O. Box 308 Port St.
Joe, FL 32457 tfc4/10


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
applications -at The Star
Publishing Company, 209
Reid Ave. tfc4/3
New Real Estate Brokerage
Office opening in Port St.
Joe is interviewing for pro-
fessional sales associates.
Must have experience and
proven sales record. If you
qualify, and are looking for
an outstanding opportunity,
submit your resume includ-
ing your most recent sales
experience to Pristine
Properties, ,LLC, P.O. Box
307, Port St.: Joe, FL 32457
u .2tc4/10
Part Time, Full time
Cashier apply in person
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Blas, good pay, gas
allowance. 229-8775 tfc4/10
Taking applications for
dishwasher. Linda's
Restaurant, 203 E. 4th
Street. Apply in person,
please NO phone calls.
2tc4/3
DRIVER TRAINEES NEED-
ED! Covenant needs tractor
trailer drivers NOWI No expe-
rience necessary! $700+ per
week earning potential. No
CDL? No Problem! CDL train-
ing available! Call Now! Toll
Free! 1-877-214-36244tc4/3
,Labor Finders of Port St.
Joe. We are currently hir-
ing an office specialist.
Duties include, payroll pro-
cessing, telemarketing and
general office management.
Work schedule is, Mon-Fri,
1 lam-6pm. And every other
Sat. Apply by appointment to
229-5441 or fax resume' to
229-5446. 4tp4/3


Seeking General Manager
The St. George Plantation Owners' Association, a.private gated community
on St. George Island, seeks !a professional General ManagetJW-ho will
sulervis'e"e- i. ...r'lr,. dilly operations"tf community business and
interface with the Board of Directors, owners and the local community.
The ideal candidate will have a college degree and/or a minimum of five
years. experience of successful management of people, finances arid
property. The candidate will have a proven record of problem solving and
sound decision making.
The Plantation is located on a barrier island 5 miles by bridge in the Gulf of
Mexico, 85 miles south of Tallahassee, Florida. The community contains
900 lots, most of which are one acre. Custom-built homes occupy one-half
of the lots, with build-out of the remaining lots anticipated within 20 years.
Architectural and ecological Covenants protect development, the island and
adjacent Apalachicola Bay.

Salary and benefits are competitive. All inquiries will be confidential.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, telephone number, email
address and'reference's to ithe Search Committee:
The St. George Plantation Owners' Association
Attention: GM Search Committee
PO Box 860
Eastpoint, FL 32328
or by electronically submitting a single pdf file of the entire package to
security@stgeorgeplantation.com -
with the title "GM Application" in the Subject Header line.
Website: http://www.stgeorgeplantation.com 2ip4/10


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


I. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
.. Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


RWadioShack
Authorized Sales Center


John 229-5445


MINI STORAGE
OIc 28 Reid Ave. 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.c m


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
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities

Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
2p I /6 899-3665


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

Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


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


a5xlO 10xlO 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


MARVIN'S Satelte
Service & Antennas
6331 Georgia Ave, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Atniverar' 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


CLEANING
IWindows
SIsured Profcssional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Leslie Burkett
H: 827-2657


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


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
5p4/3


D&D QUALITY

AUTO SERVICE
Engine & Transmission Service
Tire Service
s Welding
Specializing in
GM Transmission
647-2848
,Mnday-Ftiday 8:00-5:00
13p21


Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 850-227-6131
LkiuuiamnA IAld crP 3i-9305tl


ta
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* 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)


SAUTOREPAIR





.m, Tom Parker


e( Over 30 Years Experience



32 647 2 700
327 Balboa Street St. Joe Beach


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS I- Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS JA-. ..;.t .d.i t Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel "- Wood *

THE STORIMSI wc PAY TO CUT CORNERS:
www.larryjoecolson.comn
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins) 850-653-2098


HELP WANTE


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2003 PAGE 15B


The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners will be
accepting applications
until Thursday, April 17,
5:00 p.m. E.T., for the fol-
lowing position: Staff
Assistant Public Works
Department. Applicants
must possess basic clerical
skills, work well with the
public and be computer liter-
ate, Applications may be
picked up and returned, to
the Gulf County Commission
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Room 302, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456 (850)229-
6106, Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. 5:00
p.m., E.T. or the county's
website at www.gulfcounty-
government.com. All appli-
cants must have .'a valid
Florida Driver's License, high
school diploma or equivalent
and be 18 years old. Also all
applicants must take and
Adult Basic Education Test
as part of the application
process.
Gulf County enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Active Employer. ltc4/10

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

Customer Service, Stocking
inventory, answering phones
and other miscellaneous
office related duties. Person
with computer skills and
working knowledge of office
products desired. Send
esume to The Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
drop by The Star office at 209
Reid Ave. tfc4/3

St. Joe Rent-All, 706 1st
Street, Port St. Joe,
Mechanical Experience
Helpful. tfc4/3

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

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

Now Hiring Receptionist
l/Reservation agent and
Sales agent.. Experience pre-.
ferred Requires,, weekendd,,
dit. Fax- resumes to.:,Prker
Realty of Mexico BeacjuInc.-.
648-5779. tfc4/3

All survey personnel posi-
* tions, salary dependirig on
experience. 850-927-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
tfc4/3

Our business :f'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






Found little brown dog.
Looks like dachshund and
lab mix. Boy. Sweet natured.
If he's yours call 227-7687
ltp4/10





Trailer 4x8 Tilt Bed $300.
Washer GE-HD Super
Capacity $150 Call 647-
6254. ltp4/10

Used restaurant equipment:
Several 3 Compartment utili-,
ty sinks, bar sinks, S/S work
tables, dish tables, slicers,
mixers, dish machine, con-
vection ovens double and
single, 3 6ft. refrigerated dis-
play cases, 6 and 10 burner
ranges, flat top grill, char
broilers, 40 and 801b fryers,
approx: 140 chairs, approx.
. 42 tables, bar stools, com-
plete booth package, single
and 2 door coolers and freez-
ers, walk-in coolers and
freezers, bottle coolers,refrig-
erated base work tops, hoods
and fans, and lots and lots of
misc. small wares. Too many
to list. For more information
please call (850)785-1568.
ltc4/10

Tomato & Pepper Plant, 6
pak, $1.50. 226 Florida Ave.
Red Bull Subd.,
Wewahitchka, 639-2860
ltp4/10

3 piece bedroom set. All solid.
wood in good condition.
$1000.00. Wedding dress
size 6. $100.00. Elliptical
exercise machine-New
$150.00. 229-6859: 2tc4/3 ,

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





Free trailer must be moved.
See At 9159 Olive Ave.,
Beacon Hill. Call 647-4490
ltp4/10

EASY LAND HOME Low.
rates low down. Call 5;22-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc4/3:

UPGRADE, YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfc4/3

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing .down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. 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. W,4/: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




Sat.aiter 1-00 unul ? l
McClellan Ave. Home For
Sale:mst see, great price,
$98,500 2br, lbth, large cor-
ner lot. Phonb 227-6648.n,iA/o




3 goats, billy, nanny, and
kid. Billy is an Angora goat,
no horns. Call Bob Taylor
.229-8446. ltp4/10


Needs someone to love. Small
blonde short haired dog. Well
trained and affectionate, was
lost or abandoned. Needs lov-
ing home. Sarah 827-6869.
Itp4/10






Huge corner Parcel in St. Joe
Beach Only 21 Blocks to the
beach. Hambrick Realty Inc.
3001 Hwy.98 Mexico Beach
648-1102 ltc4/10

Home for Sale 3 bedroom,
1 bath, kitchen, den, 521 7th
Street, PSJ. Double Lot. Call
For appointment. House is,
rented. 229-1711. ltp4/10

Country 'Living at its best
and only 11 miles from the
beach. Three bedroom/two
bath house on stilts with fire-
place. Sits on beautiful half-
acre lot. Private boat launch
on Wetappo Creek for home
owners. Asking $115,000.
Call for more information.
Mary Balckburn at Crystal
Sands Realty (850)896-5222.
3tc4/10

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'

Beautiful bay front lot for
sale. Build your dream
house; federal flood insur-
ance is available. Gorgeous
sunsets, palms, and pines.
Asking $215,000. Call 229-
9766 or 227-6297. tfc4/10

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-

Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $189,000
OBO. Call 227-2049. 61p3/27

For sale by owner: 3BR/2BA
house, 1894sgft, terazzo
floors, deck. 309 Redfish St.
227-2049 4tp3/27
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
ark 101- Allen Memornrial
Way, $349,500 shown b3
*appointment only. Call 227-
2077 or your realtor. tfc4/3

Builders, Developers, 3+
Waterfront acres on Laird
Bayou. Access to
Intercoastal, East Bay and
Gulf. Prequalified buyers
only. $499,000. Coldwell
Banker Residential Real
Estate, Inc. Don YarBrough.
(850)648-4618, page
(850)335-0360. 4tp4/10


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
Sin freezer unit, horse barn &
horse training ring. $750,000
owner financing available
with 20-25% down.
Appointment only, call 850-
827-6852, Hal or Marty
Kirkland. tfc4/3

For Sale: 3 Bdrm, 2 bath
2400 sq/ft home, built in
1994. Great room with fire-
place, Ig master, bath w/
marble jacuzzi & shower, lg
tiled Florida room, arched
windows, bonus room above
master bedroom, much
more. 2005 Marvin Ave. Call
227-7205 for 'appointment.
2tp4/10

Beautiful Bay front lot for
' sale. build your dream
house; federal flood insur-
ance is available. Gorgeous
sunsets, palms, and pines.
Asking $215,000. Call 229-
9766 or 227-6297. tfc4/10

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. 4tc4/3

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

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.
133 Bellamy Circle, $99,500.
Call 227-8590. 4tp3/27

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


Would like to keep one fami-
ly's children or child in my
,home. Please call Christy,
647-9606. ltp4/10

.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. Brandon Lyles.
Phone: 229-8806 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
227-5197. tfc4/3






Wanted: Small storage space
(2-4) boxes & office chair.
May thru January. 227-7918
3tp4/10






NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr, Jr., the holder of the
following Tax Certificate: has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be Issued'
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which It
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 216
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application'No. 2003-2
R.E. No. 02497-050R
Description of Property:
Lot 24. Block B of Williamsburg
Subdivision to the City of
Wewahitchka. according to the Plat
thereof as recorded In Plat Book 1.
Page(s)3. of the Public Records of Gulf
County. Florida.
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
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr. Jr.. the holder of the
foIbllowing Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be Issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of tilhe
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-OOOR
Description of Property:
Lot 29. Block "B" Williamsburg
Subdivision to Wewahlitchka. 'Florida.
as per Plat Book 1. Page 3. being
recorded in the Office of the Clerk of
thile Cireuit-ourt Gulf County, Florida.
: Name in which h -.. r,1.,.. ..
Elizabeth Foster Rinehart
All qf said propertybeing In tie 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
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. 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 SOUTI.
RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA: THENCE NORTH 00*04'21"
EAST ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF SECTION 6. TOWNSHIP 9 SOUTH.
RANGE 11 WEST FOR 1341.09 FEET
TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUND-
ARY OF THE 100 FOOT RIGHT OF
WAY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 30-E
(FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 30-E);
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY AS
FOLLOWS: SOUTH 2325'11" EAST
FOR 1642.44 FEET TO A POINT OF
CURVE TO THE LEFT: THENCE
ALONG SAID CURVE WITH A RADIUS
OF 11,426.79 FEET, THROUGH A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 0208'33" FOR
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 SOUTH 20'14'55"
EAST FOR 2609.88 FEET;, THENCE
LEAVING SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE,
SOUTH 69'45'05" WEST 809.01 FEET: .
THENCE SOUTH 20'02'13" EAST
83.19 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 20'02'13"'EAST 18.26 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 69W57'47" WEST,
48.20 FEET: THENCE NORTH
20'02'13" WEST 18.26 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 6957'47" EAST. SAID LINE
PASSING THROUGH A COMMON
WALL FOR 48.20 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. UNIT 8 SANDCLIFF
TOWNHOUSES.
Name in which assessed: Betty CG.
Register
All of said property being in the Gulf
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law. the proper-
ty described In such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse
at 11:00, A.M., E.S.T. Wednesday. the
16th day of April. 2003. Dated this
13th day of March, 2003.
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,
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr, Jr.. the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, lias filed said
certificate for a tax deed'to be Issued
thereon. Thle certificate number and
year of issuance, thle description of tlhe
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 I OF AN UNRECORDED SUBDI-
VISION LOCATED 'IN SECTION 13,
T5S, RIIW. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SW CORNER
OF SECTION 13, T5S,. RI 1W: THENCE
N87'30'00" E. 373.18 FEET: THENCE
N2'30'00" W. 1320.00 FEET: THENCE
S87'14'00" E. 1393.95 FEET: THENCE
NIO032'40" W. 94.32 FEET, THENCE
N131'20'"W. 1320.00 FEET TO A
CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE
NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF A
GRADED COUNTY ROAD, THENCE
;-_.'J..' -,LN-GNG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE FOR 1050.00 FEET;
THENCE NI"31'20" W. 210.00 FEET
FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING:
THENCE S8924'40" W. 279.45 FEET;
THENCE NI31'20" W. 210.0'0 FEET;
THENCE N8924'40" E. 279.45 FEET;
THENCE S 131'20" E. 210.00 FEETTO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Name in which assessed: Lena Harland
All of said property being In the Gulf
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law. the proper-
ty described in such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the front
Lobby of the Gulf County Courthouse
at 11:00, A.M., E.S.T. Wednesday. the
16th day of April, 2003. Dated this
12th day of March, 2003.


DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish March 20. 27, April 3, 10
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 (8501
648-5700. or In writing at P.O. 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
32410.
/s/John Grantland
Public Works Director
Publish April 3 and April 10. 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
First Payment Due 1 Year From
Delivery Date
Please specify estimated delivery date
of funds, after notification of bid
award.
Please Indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.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 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
Thursday, April 17,' 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.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 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. 0203-19
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 Rolll-off
Containers
Bid price to Include delivery, and thie
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,
SPort St. Joe. FL 32456. Phone (8501
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
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NUMBER.
Bids will be received until
Thursday, April 17, 2003-at 5:00
p.m., E.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 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 ard April 10, 2003.
AMENDED
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 Consultant to determine pro-
Jected operation costs for the Gulf
County 5-Points Landfill and for the
development of a template to used In
determining future tipping fee rates.
A mandatory pre-proposal conference
will be held in the Conference Room of
the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building. Thursday, April 10. 2003 at
1:00 p.m., E.T.
Questions concerning the request for
proposals should be directed to Joe
Danford. Solid Waste Director, at (850)
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 Thursday,
April 17, 2003. at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the
Office of the Clerk of Court. 1000 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr., Blvd.. Room 148. Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456 and opened and
read publicly 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
By: -/s/ Jerry W. Barnes. Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish April 10. 2003.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-21
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested In constructing
the following project:
HIGHLANDVIEW BOAT RAMP -
PHASE II 1
'Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-RIsh, Inc. 301 East
1st Street. 3rd Floor. Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. (850) 227-7200. The
bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes on public
entity crimes.
The project consists of construction of
a restroom facility, parking area and
sidewalk.
Completion date of this project will be
120 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful
bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plete the project on the specified date
will be set at $200.00 per day.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAMES. that this is a
SEALED BID and Include the BID
NUMBER and PROJECT NAME.
Bids will be received until FRIDAY,
April 25, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456 and the bids will be
opened at this location on Monday,
April 28, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. E.T.
The Board of County Commissioners


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 10 and 17. 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. 344
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-4
R.E. No. 03782-0OOR
Description of Property
BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST
STONE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE
RESERVATION RUN WEST 5 DEGS.S
132 FT TO STATE HIGHWAY NO. 10,
THENCE WEST 34 DEGS. N. 373 FT.
TO THE INTERSECTION OF HIGH-
WAY NO. 386 THENCE RUN EASTER-
LY ALONG SOUTH SIDE OF HIGH-
WAY NO. 386, FOR 322 FT; THENCE
RUN NORTHERLY ALONG EAST
SIDE OF SAID HIGHWAY NO. 386,
FOR 160 FT FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. THENCE RUN EAST 100
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 75
FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 100 FT
TO HIGHWAY NO. 386, THENCE
SOUTH ALONG EAST SIDE OF HIGH-
WAY NO. 386, TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING .BEING IN ORIGINAL
GOVERNMENT LOT 4, OF SECTION
31 TWP 6 SOUTH RANGE 11 WEST.
(NOTE: The above legal description Is
ambiguous In that it is unclear where
the starting point actually Is and
Highway No. 386 doesn't lie in Section
31. Township 6 South, Range 11 West.
Gulf County. Florida. thus making it
unclear to locate said lands. Tax maps
show subject lands to lie within Bonnet
Street In Gulf County, Florida.)
Name In which assessed: Marion H.
Posey (Deceased)
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
7th day of May. 2003. Dated" this 2nd
day of April, 2003. '
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY:/s/Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
Publish April 10., 17. 24 and May 1,
2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CREEKVIEW PARTNERSHIP,
Plaintiff, .
vs. CASE NO. 03-113CA
GEORGE L. HAGAN and wife,
JOSEPHINE L. HAGAN,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GEORGE L. HAGAN and
JOSEPHINE L. HAGAN
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN.
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE:
Route 3. Box 117B, Port St. Joe, PFL
32456
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on and
encumbering the following property In
Gulf County. Florida:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 1. BLOCK A.
CREEKVIEW'ESTATES
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23,


TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH. RANGE 1
WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID
SECTION 23; THENCE ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST
QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTH-
EAST QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID
SECTION 23. S 8934'38" E. 432.33
FEET: THENCE S 00'25'22" W. 912.00
FEET: THENCE N 88934'38" W. 3.26
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
SAID POINT BEING ON THE WESTER-
LY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
CREEKVIEW DRIVE: THENCE ALONG
SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE. S
10'33'53" E. 28.99 FEET TO A POINT
OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CON-
CAVE TO THE NORTHEAST: THENCE
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE,
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE. HAVING A RADIUS
OF 190.20 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 1506'19". AN ARC LENGTH OF
50.14 FEET; THENCE S 8000'58" W.
133.62 FEET; THENCE N 8934'38" W,
120 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE
WATERS EDGE OF WETAPPO CREEK;
THENCE MEANDER NORTHWESTER-
LY ALONG THE WATER'S EDGE OF
WETAPPO CREEK, 103 FEET., MORE
OR LESS TO A POINT THAT BEARS N
8934'38" W OF THE POINT OF
BEGINNING;'THENCE S 89'34'38" E,
255 FEET. MORE OR LESS TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS
CONTAINING 0.55 ACRE, MORE OR
LESS.
Has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses. If any, to it on
Thomas S. Gibson. Rish & Gibson.
P.A., Plaintiffs' attorney, whose
address is 206 East Fourth Street, Post
Office Box 39, Port St. Joe, FL 32457,
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on plaintiffs' attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief" demanded in the
Complaint.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/Betty Justice
As Deputy Clerk
Publish April 10. 17. 24 and May 1,
2003 -
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
'AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING,THE
USE AND CONSUMPTION 0F'ALCO-
HOLIC BEVERAGES AT THE WHITE
CITY PARK. WHITE CITY BOAT RAMP
AND BOAT BASIN IMMEDIATELY
EAST OF THE WHITE CITY BRIDGE IN
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING
FOR VIOLATION. PROVIDING FOR'
PENALTIES AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file In the
Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner's Regular Meeting on
Tuesday, April 22. 2003 at 6:00 p.m.
est. In the County Commissioner's
meeting room In the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building. Gulf County
Courthouse Complex. Port St. Joe,
Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
BY: JERRY BARNES, CHAIRMAN
Publish April 10 and 17. 2003
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WindMark Beach: Building on Gulf County's Wonderful Way of Life.

The large artist rendering below depicts WindMark Beach as it might appear

at build out. Port St. Joe is at the upper right. WindMark Beach stretches

along what is now St. Joe Beach and a new, improved roadway system.


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This WindMark Beach design improves access to the beach for all of
Gulf County-with multiple environmentally friendly beach access points, with
two large parking lots, and dune crossovers to protect the beach. The design
includes publicly available outdoor showers and restroom facilities connected
by more than three miles of boardwalks and beachfront trails. The trails would
Follow portions of the current roadbed, which wiill be cnm ioninn.rall.s cstoled


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n April 10 at 6:00 pm at the Centennial Building in

Port St. Joe you're invited to learn more.about WindMark Beach

and the tremendous opportunities open to Gulf County.,


The St. Joe Company has listened to tlJecommmu

your feedback and developed a plan. I Lo4 ndMr
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St. Joe Company and local coimmu y., ers '

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WindMark Beach can be a catalyst for jobs and help create a strong,
diversified economy in Gulf County. The development ol \\'indAlark Beach
hals the potential to generate hundreds of good pa. i g cons0lucion jobs .lo year
to come But the econolnlici npact of the coninimnir' goes lai be~ ofld consomCnont
Windlfatrk Beach will creiieate numv opporunites to build the local economy and
provide a strong. new customer base .oA existing Gulf Courn\t busintesscs
Plus, the coiirninullnis will strengthen the local tax base and gtne arc millions
annual) for local community services and education


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he St. Joe Company has listened carefully to Gulf County and developed a
plan for WindMark Beach that builds on our wonderful way of life.

Plans for WindMark Beach include making portions of what is now U.S. 98
along St. Joe Beach a public boardwalk and beachfront
trail, complete with multiple beach access points to the
beach, convenient public parking and restroom facilities.

And, as the community requested, we're working to
move forward a new road from Port St. Joe to Tyndall Air Force Base to reduce
traffic congestion and improve public safety.

Our goal is clear. We want to create a vibrant, revitalized economy-one
that preserves and enhances our quality of life. The first step toward realizing
our vision is the creation of WindMark Beach, an environmentally sensitive
community that will open our beaches for everyone to explore and enjoy.

WindMark Beach will help create new, good-paying jobs. And it
will help diversify the local economy increase the tax base
and create new opportunities for Gulf County

Come and be a part of the discussion. We want the
people of Gulf County and the surrounding region to be
a part of making WindMark Beach a success for all to share.


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WindMark Beach, 3591 West U.S. Highway 98, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


Toll Free 1-866-277-9007 Local Sales 850-277-9001 FAX 850-227-9002 www.windmarkbeach.com


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a STJOE company
Artist depictions are for planning and discussion purposes only. This is not an offering of real property Certain components of the master plans depicted are subject to governmental approvals and may not be built as shown.