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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: April 17, 2003
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Planning the Waterfront

& Water Rates........... Pg.3A

SBA Offering Loans..Pg.4A

Battle Street Project.. Pg.5A

Odyssey of the Mind

Goes to Orlando......Pg.7A

Music from the Soul...Pg.8A

Coop Flying High ....Pg. 1B

Sports News........Pgs. 12,13

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

Society.............Starts on Pg.3B

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

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


Easter

Sunrise

" Services
The Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association will sponsor a commu-
nity-wide Sunrise Service on
Easter morning, April, 20. The serv-
ice will be held at Frank Pate Park
and will begin at 7:00 a.m. The ser-
mon will be given by the Rev.
Andrew Rutherford of Family Life
Church and The Rev. James Wiley
will be in charge of the music.
Everyone is invited to come out and
join in the celebration.


Easter Egg

Hunt Saturday
The Constitution City Business
Association invites all area children
to attend afi Easter Egg Hunt at 10
a.m. Saturday, April 19 in Frank
Pate Park.
Join the Easter Bunny in a
morning of fun, ,Easter. Eggs and
prizes, The hunt is open to all chil-


dren ages 12 and under.
The event is sponsored by the
members of the Constitution City
Business Association.

Zero Tolerance

for Prom Night
Port St. Joe High School will
host its prom this Saturday
evening at the Centennial Building.
Parents and students are
reminded that school administra-
tors and law enforcement will have
"zero tolerance" for any student in
possession or under the influence
of drugs or alcohol.
Students in violation of that.
policy will be "dealt with according-
ly."


Mayor Pate

Announces


Candidacy
Mayor Frank Pate has
announced his intention to seek
another term as Mayor of Port St.
Joe and issued the following state-
ment.
"I am announcing my candida-
cy for another term as Mayor of
Port St. Joe. Serving the citizens of
this community has been an honor
I've been privileged to enjoy and
wish to continue as we face the
challenges of these changing
times.
I want to continue to work for
the citizens of this community
using my 30 plus years of experi-
ence and leadership skills to assist
the city through these changes.
We are continuing through this
time of transition within the com-
munity and throughout the, region.
The city is currently in the middle


-L PET. T '.'L L E a,


The Star On Line at http://Rwwv.SlarFL.com


WindMark II Receives Public Perusal



Comments Are Overwhelmingly Positive as DRI Process Moves Forward


by Tim Croft
So far, so good. Let's see what
the next 12-18 months bring.
That could be described as the
general mood last week at the
Centennial Building as 80-100
people turned out for a glimpse at
the development plan for the sec-
ond, and far more ambitious,
phase of WindMark Beach.
Those who offered comments
or input were to an overwhelming
degree positive.
There were, however, concerns
enunciated about several issues,
including preservation and public
access to the 2.7-mile ribbon of
sand that wraps snugly around
WindMark Phase II, dock logistics
and the integration of bicycle and
pedestrian paths.
There are, however, 18 months


Bill Holten addresses com-
ments on the WindMark li devel-
opment.
or so before the first spade of dirt is
turned, plenty of time for dialogue-
and action.
And as the current plans indi-
cate, developer The St. Joe Co.,
has, for example with the beach,
demonstLrated a willingness to lis-
ten and. where possible,, feasible,
and realistic, tweak its plans.,
The 'company put the
WindMark Phase II Development of
Regional Impact (DRI) out for pub-
lic perusal last week at the
Centennial Building.
,The open house/workshop was
a chance for the company to float
its design to the community, which
in turn had .the chance to com-
ment, particularly about concerns
at this, relatively speaking, early
juncture of the process.
"This is the stage we should be
getting to," said John 'Hendry,
Arvida project general, manager.
"People here at a certain comfort'
level and to the point where we are
talking (about the issues) ....
"We will listen carefully and we
will get the grip of those issues,"
The development Arvida
unveiled last week, at least as con-
ceptualized, was, 4in many aspects,
its attempt to establish a new par-
adigm for beachfront development.
More than 1,400 units spread
out as if a small village. Height lim-
itations pervading. A town center
area featuring modern facades and


Frank Pate
of several ongoing projects. With
my knowledge and background in
important areas such as the waste-
water treatment plant, the water
department and budget manage-
ment I will do everything I can to
help bring these projects to a suc-
cessful conclusion.
I will continue to be accessible
(See Pate on Page 5A)


cozy streets.
.There was also an 18-hole
"championship" golf course, often a
euphemism for the kind of course
that reduces weekend hackers to
tears, and, 64,000 square feet of
commercial retail space. I
Lots,, none of which will be
closer than 400 feet from the
waterline, are likely to 'start at
around $200,000, though Clay
Smallwood of The St. Joe Co.,
pointed out that much will depend
on the state of the economy and
housing market in the, next few;
years.
Indigenous plants Will prevail,
no alien turfs or flora requiring fer-
tilizers and the like Which are
anathema to the environmental.
And the development will mean
jobs. Initially, at least,/ overwhelm-
ingly construction, but the ripples
should be significant.
The tax base will, of course,
expand and there will be more
folks patronizing local businesses,
from dollar stores to marina to
restaurants to realtors.
"There are benefits that are
going to flow back" to the commu-
nity, Hendry said. "People will feel
it because there will be money
spent here."
In general the response to the
overall plans was upbeat and con-
gratulatory, the positive side of the


ledger evident.
"The developments plans are
absolutely right on," said Bill


Holten of Port St. Joe. "I really
praise (The St. Joe Co.) that.hous-
es will be back 400 feet from the


beach and that people will have
access to the beach."
(See Windmark on Page 4A)


Anaya Palay of Chicago, John Hendry of Arvida and John Mazzanovich,, Cape San Bolas resident,
discuss development plans and DRI study at Thursday's meeting.


Shared Paths to Enhance Safety


and Preserve Beauty on the Cape


by Tim Croft
Curtis Brown gazed out at
C30E and pointed to a spot earlier
in the day where he saw three bicy-
clists pedaling along. .
A construction dump truck had
raced behind them just as an
oncoming car approached, forcing


the dump, truck to hit the brakes'
and swerve to avoid a potentially
fatal accident.
That, Brown, an engineer with
David Melvin engineers, is Exhibit
One in the case for a shared-use
path on Cape San Blas.
"It's a worthwhile project,"


Bri.wn said. "Safety is the big
isgue."
Residents got a look at the
design for the shared-tise path -. a
fancy'name .for a 10-foot paved rib-
bon to be shared by bicyclists,
pedestrians, roller-bladers, et al -
that will be carved on the bayside of
C30E between Cape Palm Park and


Cape residents look over plans for the proposed shared use patch proposed for the Cape San Bias
area.


John Reeves


Seeking Group I

Commission Seat
John Reeves, local business-
man and longtime resident, -has
announced his intentions to seek
the office of City Commissioner,
Group 1.
This seat is currently held by
Eugene Raffield, who has chosen
not to seek re-election. John has
owned and operated Reeves
Furniture and Refinishing Shoppe
since 1982. John is a member of
the First Baptist Church in Port St.
Joe. His son Bryan, wife Angie and
grandson Drew live in Locust Fork,
Alabama. His daughter Brittany
attends college in Tulsa,
Oklahoma.
While not a native of Port St.
Joe, John says," I got here as quick
as I could." He moved here in
January, 1979. The friendly people
and natural beauty of the area has
made it impossible to leave. John


John Reeves
believes that being part of the past
will help remind him of the need to
keep the town the friendly place
that it is in the future as it grows.
"Growth is coming to Port St.
Joe and we are not going to be able
to stop it. Working with our Mayor
and fellow commissioners in con-
trolling that growth in an orderly
(See Reeves on Page 5A)


St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.
The project, the first in a four-
phase effort to build an eight-mile
path. spanning from the state park
to the end of C30E, is due for con-
struction beginning in August
2004.
"It's fantastic," said resident
Sherri Dodsworth as she perused
the design plans.
The Cape San Blas shared-use
path project, as it is known, was
spawned in the imagination of Cape
resident Julia Cunningham, who
recognized the need to accommo-
date those visiting or living on the
Cape who wished to eschew the car
for a time.
Having moved from Dallas four
years ago, she had quickly fallen in
love with the place and not even
work, high-powered employment at
that, could pull her away.
An avid roller-blader, it didn't
take long to realize the extent to
which she was taking her life in her
hands to try to share the road with
all the trucks, boats and campers
rolling over the Cape.
"It's dangerous out here,"
Cunningham said. "Boats are get-
ting bigger, campers are getting big-
ger.
"I wanted to give something to


the community because I love it. My
soul is here."
And having used the shared-
use path .on St. George. Island,
Cunningham had a pretty fair idea
what she was after.
So she researched, made phone
calls, surfed the Internet. She
found a confidante and guide
through the government maze in an
official with the Florida-Department
of Transportation.
"I did a lot of homework,"
Cunningham said, "I had my facts.
(See Paths on Page 9A)"

Qualifying Open
for PSJ Election
Qualifying period for the May
13 City of Port St. Joe election
started at noon Wednesday, April
16,' and will run through next
Wednesday, April 23rd, at 12:00
noon. Persons interested in seek-
ing one of the three commis-
sion/mayor seats should qualify at
the Gulf County Supervisor of
Elections Office at the Gulf County
Courthouse.
The three seats up for re-elec-
tion are; Mayor/Commission seat
held by Mayor Frank Pate, Group I
seat held by Eugene Raffleld and
Group II which is held by Christine
Williams.
Mayor Pate has announced his
intentions to seek re-election, but
both Raffield and Williams have
announced that they do not intend
to seek re-election.
During a phone interview
Wednesday morning Commissioner
Williams expressed her apprecia-
tion to the community for their
support over the' past two plus
years she has served. "I've truly
enjoyed the opportunity to have
served the city," she stated.
Commissioner Raffield made a
very similar announcement earlier
this week. Raffield expressed that
time constraints associated with
the operations of a family-owned
business and a desire to spend
more time with-his family had driv-
en his decision not to seek re-elec-
tion.
"I truly appreciate the opportu-
nity I've had to serve the citizens of
Port St. Joe," Raffield stated. "I will
continue to serve the public any
way I can and will always be in
debt to this commuriIty for placing
their trust in me by allowing my
time of service on this board."
Absentee ballots may be
requested following the candidate
qualification deadline.


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PAG E.TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


er D U04W/4 WV ICet4 by Kesley Colbert



Redeemed!


I'm A High-



Tech Redneck

I'm hoping I've stepped into the high tech redneck world of
computers this week. At this writing I'm behind the controls of
a brand new (used) iBook desktop computer that The Star's
graphic Designer, Dan Anderson, found. It was a once-in-a-life-
time deal that we just couldn't pass up.
All I have to say is, "Watch out-I'm loose in the computer
world and it may never be the same.".
Getting this fancy machine is just one of several changes
we've made over the last several months. Actually many of you
may have noticed the above average number of mistakes we've
made as the weekly effort has made its way off the presses. If
you haven't noticed don't expect me to start confessing and
naming names and places, but take my word for it we have
exceeded our quota. Most of this has resulted from the staff at
The Star making changes to the way we output the paper.
Pagination! That's what's going on here. Webster says this
has to do with-the number and arrangement of pages. I'll guar-
antee'you he wrote that definition before computers (BC). The
new term for pagination has a lot-more to do with formatting
and designing pages so they're 'output as one digital file for
printing purposes. This is a process the staff at The Star has
been doing,for some time but we are now carrying it just a lit-
tle further so that our digital files can be output .direct to film.
Adjusting to this new method of production has created a
whole new set of problems. The long and short of all this ver-
biage is to point out that when it's all said and done we'll be bet-
ter off and you, our readers, will get a better product. That's not
to say we won't have our share of growing pains as we learn how
to do our jobs a little differently.
I guess the funniest boo-boo we made is the story that con-
tinued to nowhere. It was right there on the front page and just
left us all sort of hanging. That would not have been so bad if
somewhere on the inside of the paper we would have remem-
bered to put in the continued portion. If we had done that at
least it would have looked as though we just forgot to state
where to find the rest of the story on the inside of the paper.
Instead, we left off the continued line and the rest of the story.!
I believe we already have most of these bugs worked out so
we should be back to our normal number of miscues. For those
of you that poked fun at us during this learning process, thanks
for helping us find humor in all of this. '.

Great Kids
We must have some of the greatest kids on the face of this
Earth right here in our school system. I say this reflecting on
how easy it is to pick out the bad in our world and not take near
as great notice of those good things that are happening all
around us.
A few weeks ago when we reported in the paper that local
students were gathering supplies to send to our troops in Iraq
reporter, Tim Croft, and I were sharing some of the good things
students are doing in and for the community. We have students
volunteering time to help other students, outstanding athletes,
individual excellence, award winning gardeners, etc. The list
could just go on and on as notice is and has been given to these
outstanding students.
It should be a matter of great pride to us to know that we ,
have so many young people who care so much about what's
going on around them, how others are impacted, and who get
involved in so many ways.
It is said our youth are our community's future. If this is
true we can take comfort in knowing that our. future looks
bright for many years to come.


I have no idea where, or how,
bad ideas are born.
Being 12 years old probably
doesn't help. You take "notions"
that seem perfectly sane and rea-
sonable and even entertaining at


the time you com uLip \Vilh
them.. ..but theWy turn out to b,=
absolutely idiotic when vOuu ee '"mI
from do\v i the roa-d a',-ays. lo.okmnL~
baclwards.
Buster Bro\wi had a lol to do
with this one And the w,-ather.
And those wild Easter hats with
the multi-colored gardens growing
on top.
Me and Ricky Gene, Yogi and
Buddy Wiggleton took the fall for
this and I must admit, it wasn't
our shining moment.


It started at lunch on Good
Fnda\. \\e were discus'sinI what a
terrible shoemaker little Buster
iruli was. He made them stilt as a
board. completely un-pliable and
way too narrow. down toward the
toe end I never put _un a pair and
walked as far as the porch that my
feet didn't hurt in one place or
another. But every Easter for as far
back as I could remember I had to
stuff my feet into those shoes,
actually put on a tie and line up to
see if we looked "acceptable" for


the Easter sunrise service.
"Has it ever rained on Easter?"
Buddy didn't give us time to
reflect. "The sun always shines the
brightest, the clouds are the high-
est and the air has that freshness
that only spring can bring. It is a
near 'bout perfect day! Every year!"
Ricky Gene allowed that it was
almost too perfect. I leaned in pret-
ty close so as not to miss a word, I
didn't know things could be too
good! "Listen, Buddy's right-the
weather is always great, everyone
is scrubbed up to a fare-thee-well,
the glow is all about, we spend all
day in church on a flawless base-
ball afternoon, won't none of us get
so much as a glimpse of Brother
Hatcher through the flowers and
shrubbery sticking out of the hats
and all the good parts of the chick-
en will be gone by the time they let
the kids eat."
"We know all of that," Yogi
chimed in, "It's the same every
year. What do you suggest we do
about it?"
"This is America. If we have to
be in church all day Easter-it
seems that we ought to have a lit-
tle say in the order, of things."
"Is there any way we can get
our hands on, that Buster Brown
guy?"
"What if we participate in the
service?"
Well, folks, that seems harm-
less enough. Except I fear the
sugar in the chocolate bunnies
and the candy eggs had kicked in.
I remembered, Uncle F. D. telling
me about pulling a log chain
through the rafters of the church
down at Mount Zion. It was. some
kind of old fashioned, snake han-
dling Pentecostal gathering that
wouldn't get deep into any service
before calling on the Holy Ghost. F.
D. let the Spirit "move" and then
rattled that chain! He said revival
broke out in three states.....
We wondered if it would work
on Baptist.
The chain wasn't a problem.
Rickv Gene's older brother worked
,at the Star Lumber Compan.O., ur
biggest concern -was how% to
explain our sudden urge ,to, hang
around the church on a Saturday.
,And, of course, we were going to
have to somehow get that big,
heavy chain hauled up to the attic.
The only way to get up there was a
tiny stairwell behind the Baptistry.
We all volunteered to help set
up the cross and move tables and
chairs for the traditional Easter
afternoon sing. Our mothers were
so proud of us!
Let me tell you something right
off about a 30 foot log chain. It
kinda has a mind of its own! We
couldn't hardly "hem it up" to get it
up the small ladder leading to the
church attic. We finally got Ricky
Gene and Buddy up at the top,
pulling. Yogi was half way up the
ladder holding on with one hand
and helping lift and guide with the
other. I was down at the bottom
giving orders and praying nobody
would let go and dump 70 pounds
(See KESLEY ON PAGE 3)


I'll Have A Bountiful Harvest of Satsumas This Year...


AFTER ITS HIATUS of a
year, last year, in which it didn't
produce a single blossom, nor a
single fruit, my satsuma bush is
back to its old habits again.
There are blossoms and tiny
fruit a plenty on the tree this
year. It has smelled up the back
yard with a heady fragrance with
Its prolific blooms. It out-smells
all the other blossoms by a coun-
try mile!
It has to compete with the
lemon tree, the roses, llgustrum,
magnolia tree, and a host of other
bloomers. Even though it is out-
numbered by the other odor-pro-
ducing blooms, it out-does them
all collectively.
I am counting on a bountiful
harvest this year.
If the bush follows the prece-
dent it has set in years past the
harvest will be more than I am
now able to gather. That one little
bush produces fruit by the
bushels, not dozens. I'll have
more than enough to share, but


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


you'll have to come pick them
yourself.
They'll be sweet and juicy ripe
by the middle of November.

I DIDN'T KNOW satsuma
bushes were so prolific when I
planted this one about 15 years
ago.
I just wanted a shade tree
alongside my patio.
When we enlarged and cov-
ered the patio, about 10 years
ago, the satsuma bush had to be
moved. It was growing right in the
middle of our planned extension.
Do you know that little bush
took the move like it had never
been bothered! If anything, the


bush was just spurred on to
greater production.
But what do you do with
three or four bushels of sat-
sumas?
Even though they are the'
consistency of a tangerine, and
taste like an orange, that's a lot of
satsumas to be eaten in a little
over a month.

I DIDN'T HAVE anything to
do with the proliferation of blos-
soms or fruit. My responsibility
toward the bush ended about 15
years ago when I ,bought it fr6m
the former Ming's Nursery and
set it in the ground.
It's been like "Topsy" ever


since. It just grew and produced
fruit, on its own, ever since. ,
I did keep the tree from freez-
ing a few years ago, when the
temperature dipped to 8 degrees
around here and burst all the
exposed water pipes.
I covered it in a blanket of
plastic and trimmed off the frost-
bitten limbs where they touched
the plastic.
Other than that, the bush
has been on its own ever since.

THE BUSH IS taller than I
am now. I can barely get aronhad
it to harvest its fruit. If I don't
manage to harvest all of its fruit,
it just doesn't produce as much
the next-year.
Frenchie, bless her soul,
planted a climbing rose near my
satsuma bush.
Guess what!
The climbing rose grew up
and over my satsuma bush! I had
a trimming good time about three
years ago, removing the climbing


rose tendrils and some kind of
vine, which were taking over and
stiffling the production of my sat-
suma bush.
And did I ever catch it!
"What do you mean, cutting
back my climbing rose so drasti-
cally? Those limbs were just
beginning to bloom and look pret-
ty!"
The only defense I had was,
"They were stunting the growth of
my satsuma bush!"
That wasn't a good enough
excuse.
The rose has, since grown out
again, but it had sense enough to
cover up one of the many Japan-
ese plum trees in the yard, rather
than smother my satsuma bush
again.

THIS YEAR, I'LL have a
bountiful crop, but no roses!
The climbing rose has tackled
the plum tree and has ventured
out to tackle a pine tree growing
in the vicinity.


I don't believe I hurt the rose,
getting it out of the top of my sat-
suma bush. You couldn't stunt
that thing if you tried. Besides,
we have another one growing on
my grape trellis.
It killed my new, grape vine
before it got large enough to pro-
duce grapes.
It's been moved a half dozen
times by Frenchie, who has a
propensity for moving her flowers
from place to place. All of our out-
side plants need to be planted in
pots because she moves them so
much.
I have cleared off about three
or four spots for a garden, over
the years, only to have them pre-
empted as flower beds by
Frenchie. I even have a "strawber-
ry pot", one of those with holes for
plants, and she has even confis-
cated that! But my satsuma bush
still remains!


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Planning the Waterfi


Port St. Joe city commission


received an update on progre
between the Port Authority and
Joe Company as they begin
process identified by port direct
Tommy Pitts as "planning t]
waterfront."
Pitts told commissioners th
Port Authority members ha'
agreed to a planning agreeme:
between the two entities. The pla
basically calls for working out
waterfront plan along the area fro
Fifth Street, at the waterfront, alor
the bay and up the freshwater can
to the city's wastewater treatmei
plant.
St. Joe Company local repr
sentative Clay Smallwood cor
cured with Pitts assessment sta
ing, "We're making progress."
Smallwood said the plannir
agreement calls for the parties 1


Kesley
of chain on;top of me!
I'm telling you, Easter morning
broke as fresh and clear as any yoi
could ever hope to see! Buddy nea
'bout wrecked the sunrise service
and gave us away at the same tim
* because he wouldn't quit laughing
I tried to listen to Mr. Wiley u
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things.....
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rest of the chairs outside and hell
Mrs. Bradfield get the food ready
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10 feet in front of them and folks, ai
the count of three we took offl We
got that chain going and we could-
n't stop it! The choir was leading
the congregation in Up From The
Grave He A-rose (He a-rose) with a
mighty triumph o'er His foe when
Buddy and Yogi fell over the side ol
the stairwell and tumbled into the
Baptistry. Both still holding onto
the chain! I let go of the chain and
grabbed the light' fixture to keep
from falling in on top of 'em. The
end of the chain whizzed by my face


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 17, 2003 Page 3A

'ont and Summer Water Rates Top Agenda
the yard and garden, washing cars done at the new soccer fields. Church to abandon a portion of church. Plans wouIld call for re-
and filling swimming pools are just Decided to hold a public hear- Baltzell Avenue between Third and routing the road behind the church
a few examples of some of those ing on a request by First Baptist Fourth Streets adjacent to the parking lot.
uses.


*rs begin meetings within. 30 days to
ss start working on planning the corri-
St. dor being studied. At the end of the
a process it's hoped that plans for
or development of a port and land
he usage for commercial and residen-
tial development can be worked out
at in a satisfactory manner for every-
ve one involved in the process.
nt Summer Sewer Rates
an Commissioners agreed to allow
a summer sewer rates for residential
m customers again in what has
ng become an annual order of busi-
al ness for the board.
nt Summer sewer rates run from
May through October each year and
e- are established to give water users a
n- break as they use more water dur-
t- ing the summer months. Most resi-
dents use extra water during the
ig summer that does not make its way
to into the city sewer system. Watering.


(From Page 2A)
and crashed into the tank, now half
g filled with water and half with ado-
u lescent idiots!
r People, some usually pretty
e reserved Baptists jumped a few
e pews and got their arms up in the
air! Mr. Charlie Henshaw ran down
n and threw a $100 bill in the offering
A plate! Thirty-seven people rededi-
cated their lives and Sister Roena
e Grissom went to confessing to
p things she had done back:before
. the war!
e When they pulled the Baptistry
y curtain open I was dangling in mid-
s air, still clinging to the. light. Buddy
y and Yogi were soaking wet, fighting
f for air and trying to unwrap from
o the chain. Ricky Gene was quoting
the 121st Psalml
It took til mid-afternoon" to
t restore order.
.t Bro. Hatcher gave us the "it
e was not Christ-like talk."
Mother was, to use her own
word, "mortified".
Mr. Wiley just shook his head.
Daddy took me out back, undid
f his belt and proceeded to apply
some penalty to the sin.
Jesus was the only one to smile
just a little.....and He forgave us
instantly.....
Happy Easter,
Kes


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SBA Offering Loans Following Winter Freezes


by Tim Croft
The freezing temperatures of
winter have compelled the federal
government to. unfreeze some
money to assist impacted business-
es.
The Small Business
Administration announced last
week that federal disaster loans are
available for businesses and agri-
cultural cooperatives who took a hit
at the bottom line due to bitter
weather.
In particular, the loans target
the fishing industry and associated
businesses impacted by cold weath-
er between November and February.
'The shrimpers and the oyster-
men in the fishing industry, they
took the hit," said Larry Wells,
county emergency management
director. 'This is something (the
SBA) has been working on for
months. The loans are available
now."
The assistance evolved from a


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Management Administration
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"Most of the impacted
shrimpers and marine interests are
small family-owned operations and
they need our help right now to sur-
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"The SBA loans will provide these
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their operations."
A survey of commercial
shrimpers across the state disas-
ter loans are available in over half of
Florida's 67 counties underscored
the crippling effects of unusually
cold winter temperatures.
The estimated total income lost
in the month of November was more
than $26 million, with 235 busi-
nesses effected and 1,827 irdividu-
als requiring disaster unemploy-


That status was evident last
week as it was the primary focus, of
St. Joe's presentation and queries
from the audience.
Rick Brenner of St. Joe Beach
noted that WindMark's overall con-
cept was "for the benefit of Gulf
'County ... the best use of the land."
But he questioned how Arvida.
would, as it has promised, maintain
the. public's access to the beach,
once the development is built out,
which could take as long as 20
years.
What was, to prevent a home-
owners' association from turning
the development, including the
beach, into a gated-community?
How would Arvida protect the
interests, not of the company, but
the citizens of the rest of Gulf
County?
The plan, Hendry and
Smallwood noted, was to inject some
form of legal mandate into the equa-
tion.


The most logical at this time
would be designating the beach, as
well as the immediate area allowing
access to the beach, as preservation
or conservation land.
The St. Joe Co., plans to employ
a similar mechanism to protect the
West Bay watershed while building a.
regional airport in Bay County.
"The whole of that beach will
have to go into some sort of pre-
served- status." Hendry said. "The
most important 'amenity ,to
( \indMark) is the beach and-d-ie


ment assistance.
In Gulf County, the estimated
loss in November alone was
$174,000, with six businesses and
. 35 individuals impacted.
The numbers are even more
stark in Franklin County, were the
loss in November alone was estimat-
ed at $2.4 million, impacting 165
people and 11 businesses.
The cumulative negative effects
between November and February
was felt by 250 businesses in 32
counties.
The SBA is providing loans of
up to $1.5 million to small busi-
nesses which suffered significant
'economic impact during the winter.
The loan terms can span up to
30 years and are available at a
3.324 percent interest rate. Actual
loan amounts and terms are estab-
lished by the SBA and are based on
an applicant's financial condition.
'These loans are meant to pro-
vide working capital to small busi-


protection of that beach.
"Here is the key amenity that
breaks the mold on waterfront
development of the past 20 years.
Here is a way of carrying out a devel-
opment that is different. It's not the
same-old, same-old."
Designating the beach of some
form of preservation status, would
help ensure that everyone, inside
and outside of WindMark, enjoyed
the pristine coastline.
Under the current plans, there
are at least six public access points
to the beach in WindMark, with
parking at either end of the strip as
well as along streets near the beach.
"It would be disastrous for the
community and for us as developers
for this place to be known as the
place that was public but is now pri-'
vate," Hendry said.
A mind-set extricated from les-
sons learned, perhaps.
Hendry said previous experi-
ence, such as with the docks at the
.first phase of WindMark, would
prove an asset as the company
addresses issues such as docks,
roads and the beach as the second
phase takes form.
He added that while it is too
early to determine feasibility, the
company was investigating the. re-
introduction of a species of beach
mouse to the dunes, something
accomplished in Walton County.
Anaya Palay. who with her
boyfriend Andreas Luderer, was
vacationing iin the area, was con-
cerned less about the introduction
of four-legged creatures than the
"integration" of-the two-legged vari-
ety.
Would, she wondered, the local
folks truly be welcomed along the
WindMark beach or would they be,
as with so many seaside resorts,
looked down on as the great
unwashed?
"People need to feel this is still
their beach," Palay said. "The com-
pany has done a remarkable job
with the development plans, but it's
important now to be thinking how
' the communities will beAintegrated."
Hendry agreed on the impor-
tance, but questioned to what extent
the issue would take root once all
the roofs are thatched.
The people who will be buying
these homes, many of them second-
homes, are attracted to the area for
what it is now, not how it can be
transformed, Hendry hinted.
They will buy at WindMark
because they are willing to trade
certain niceties of the consumer
world, such as endless options for.
stores,and restaurants, for the "for-
gotten" life.
"There are a lot of people who'
share the values we do," Hendry
said. "They want the same sort of
relaxed environment we have.


nesses ... affected by this disaster,
to help them pay their bills and con-
tinue to meet normal operating
expenses until business returns to
pre-disaster normal conditions,"
said Michael Allen, SBA disaster
area director, in a statement.
Farmers are not eligible for the
loans.
Eligible small businesses with-
out available credit elsewhere may
file written application for assis-
tance to Area 2-Disaster Assistance
. Office, U.S. Small Business
Administration, One Baltimore
Place-Suite 300, Atlanta, Ga.,
30308.
Applications and further infor-
mation is available by calling toll-
free at 800-359-2227.
The TDD number is 404-347-
3751.
Telephones are answered 7 a.m.
until 5 p.m. EDT Monday through
Friday. The deadline for applica-
tions is Jan. 4, 2004.


"I honestly believe the quality of
this development and what. it speaks
to, that will attract people who share
the same values we do, They want
the same sort .of .relaxed environ-
ment we have.
"And that's not erecting brick
walls:"
Hendry added that a proposed
bike path to run along the existing
U.S. 98 after the roadway is moved -
the realignment is a done deal,
signed off on by the state is criti-
cal.
That bike path, as imagined,
would serve as a thread, connecting
WindMark to Port St. Joe to the east
and- St. Joe Beach and Mexico
Beach in the other direction.
Once the Gulf to Bay Highway,
or "Back Beach, Road" as it is
known, is built, which should be
long before WindMark is built out,
2.7 miles of bike path becomes 27
)miles.
:, m"That physical connection is
important," Hendry said. "We have
to do that."
As well as continue to engage
the community.
So far, so good.
"I was pleased that people, felt
they had a chance to see, to com-
ment and go home and think,"
Hendry said. "People felt they were
(part of the process)."


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Battle Street Project Nears Completion


Glenda Whiting

Nominated for

Jefferson Award
by Tim Croft
Too often the good people, and
the contributions they make, get
overlooked.
For example, how many take
for granted the work done by Gulf,
County Public Transportation in
providing often life-saving mobility
to seniors and the needy.
Obviously, a few of us do.
Glenda Whiting, the director of
Gulf County Public Transportation
was inadvertently omitted last
week when this newspaper ran. a
story concerning county finalists
for the Jefferson Awards.
The awards, sponsored locally
by WMBB-TV Channel 13, recog-
nize people of service to the com-
munity.
Last week, according to our
story, Gulf County had three
among the 34 finalists.
Turns out, it was actually four.
Whiting is also a finalist for a
Jefferson Award, The awards will
be handed out during a live televi-
sion broadcast beginning at 7:30
p.m. EDT on Thursday.
Hindsight, always crystal clear,
revealed that the information
received from Channel 13 regard-
ing county finalists overlooked
Whiting.
Which simply shouldn't have
been the case with one of the
(See Jefferson Award on Page 14A)


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Maybe that woeful lake that
forms on Battle Street after a hard


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way to insure we do not lose what
makes us-unique will be a priority."
John also stated, "We need to
work towards obtaining federal and
state grants and other monies to
put into a new city-wide sewer and


Pate

(Continued from Page 1A)
and available to work with the com-
mission, and to meet the citizens
and business leaders in looking for
ways to protect our city services,
help our, business community and
bring more jobs back to Port St.
Joe. I want to continue to work
with the Port Authority and The St.
Joe Company to complete the work
in progress on port development
* and the ensuing creation of new
good paying jobs.
As we continue to face difficult
challenges, as your Mayor, I will
pledge to commit my time, talents
and experience to help meet these
needs. Working together I know we
can meet our community's goals
and make Port St. Joe an even bet-
ter place to live and work.
I appreciate the strong support
I have received from the citizens of
this community," he concluded.

In loving memory of

Lovie B.

Wbitfield

Aug. 28, 1928-Apr. 14, 2002

We love you and

miss you dearly.

Love, Johnny, Eara,
Christopher, Christine,
Alisa, Becky, Shauntae,
and Jeffery


,rain will be gone forever in about a
month.
Work continues on improve-


ntinued from Page IA)
water system. The present system
is over sixty years old and is work-
ing our city employees overtime in
trying to keep it patched together.
We must have a proper infrastruc-
ture in place to handle the growth
before it arrives.1"
"As a taxpayer, I will work hard,
to keep our village rates as low as
possible. One way is an annexation
of areas adjacent to our town that
are undeveloped. As these areas
develop we will benefit from the
increased value of these properties.
Another way to improve our rev-
enue and keeping taxes low is
expanding our water and sewer
system into outlying areas.
Working together with our county
officials can "'ake""this a reality."
John stated.
"Having experienced the loss of
a good paying job when the paper
mill closed makes me really sensi-
tive to the need of bringing new
industry to our area. I believe the
development of the port will bring
good paying jobs back to our citi-
zens."
John also said, "Working with
all parties involved in the port
development will be a top priority of
mine. I believe we can have a win-
win result if everyone will keep an
open mind to all the possibilities."
John feels that his years, of
service to the community, his back-
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tlon have prepared him to serve in
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"I ask humbly, for the opportunity
to serve and will strive daily to
serve in a manner that is found
worthy."


ments to Battle Street in North Port
St. Joe that are intended to relieve
the flooding that occurs with near-
ly every hard rain.
The improvements, long sought
by elected leaders representing the
area, are being funded through a
$300,000 grant from the Federal
Emergency Management
Administration (FEMA).
The project was included in the
city of Port St. Joe's stormwater
master plan.
Work began shortly after the
first of the year and should be com-
pleted in about 30 days, barring
unforeseen circumstances or a
continuation of the frequent rains
of recent weeks.
The project was undertaken to
eliminate the backup of stormwater
along Battle Street, which, in the
case of severe or extended rains,
broached some houses along the
road. -
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decision was made to work horizon-
tally.
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road were replaced with pipes of a
larger diameter, increasing the flo*
of water the pipes can accommo-
date.
Crews are also reworking the
intake structures and, upon com-
pletion of the underground labor,
undertake resurfacing and
repaving the road.


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Academic Teams Making "Odyssey" to Orlando


by Tim Croft
Watch and listen as a group of
fourth- and fifth-graders recount
their script explaining the ancient
Terra Cotta soldiers of China, using
vegetables as the main characters
to observe minds on an odyssey.
Or listen as a group of high-
s'choolers explain how a spot on
their "Okra Show" evolves into a
lesson in sleight-of-hand and the
crap-shoot that is everyday life.
Or a tale of rhyme providing
the history of the Taj Mahal,'
including the theory that it was ini-
tially an ice cream factory called
the 'Taj MMM Hal."
Young minds across the county
have been on an odyssey for
months, and the journey inside the
recesses of their brains has carried
them all the way to Orlando and a
shot at a state title.
The county is home to no less
than six "Odyssey of the Mind"
teams which have qualifiedd for
state competition next week at the
University of Central Florida.
Mix in tlhe fact that two of those
teams' are making their fifth-
straight appearance at state in
five years of local competition -
and the result is academic
supremacy to be envied by any ath-
letic program.
"We've been every year for five
years at the elementary school,"
said teacher Charlotte Willis of Port
St. Joe Elementary. 'This is the
first time we've taken three teams
and they are all wonderful."
Expand that, in reality, to the
entire county.
Representing Gulf District
Schools at state will be teams from
Wewahitchka Elementary,
Wewahitchka High School, Port St.


Amelia Warriner, Daniel May and Sam Taylor (front to back) work on the
props for their "Odyssey of the Mind" skit during class at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Their team is one of six that will represent the county at
state competition next week. .


As with any athletic team,' try-
outs are held to select the teams
based on certain criteria.
The competition, state to inter-


national, is coordinated by Creative
Competitions Inc., and culminates
in the annual World Finals, which
will take place in May.
In broad strokes and under-
standing OM can be a challenge in
and of itself for the uninitiated -
the teams choose from five cate-


gories in which to compete.
The categories include instill-
ing a lesson about the classics, for
instance the Taj Mahal. Or impart-
ing learning through music. They
can use magic and illusion to teach
or put a "spin" on a common-place
event.
Once the category is selected,
the teams must brainstorm a skit
that lasts eight minutes.
That's eight minutes to set up
any props, tell the story and then
break down the props and get off
stage.
"The skit was challenging, to
have it funny and teach some-
thing," said Kody Bidwell, a sopho-
more at Wewahitchka High. "You
can be creative and unorthodox.
You can actually get points for
things you are (condemned) for in
other classes."
The, script, typically running
several pages, the costumes and
the props, incredibly elaborate in
many cases, everything is a,prod-
uct of the students.
And it doesn't happen, say, in
eight minutes.
The teams have been working
on their skits, mini-plays in reality,
since the fall. The regional competi-
tion was just a few Weeks ago.
This is where teamwork is so
crucial. These are generally intelli-
gent and headstrong young men
and women. Consensus can be an
elusive quarry.
"You have to learn to share,
care and all that kind of stuff," said
Port St. Joe second-grader Jackie
Collinsworth.
Coaches LoriPrice and Micah
Peak in Wewahitchka, Willis and
Diane McKeithen in Port St. Joe -
and parents Carla May,. Trish
Warriner and Bess Evans in Port
St. Joe come immediately to mind -
become the referees and guides.


In the end, the students must
have the skit imbedded in the folds
of their mind, the actions timed to
the second, the words tripping from
the tongue, before taking the stage.
"It's fun just being creative,
with your mind, coming up with
the script'and the costumes and
the props," said Maggy Quaranta, a
sophomore at Port St. Joe High, as
explanation for her participation in
OM.
All that work, and the skit is 0
actually just one part of the compe-
tition. The second is a spontaneous
problem 'which requires mental
-nimbleness and quicksilver reac-
tion.
The teams may be asked to tell
a story after being cards of various
colors. They must be asked to use
four household items to stop the
momentum of 20 rubber balls and
20 hula hoops tumbling down an
incline.
"It makes you have to think
things up real fast," said Stephen
Denton, a fifth-grader at Port St.
Joe. Elementary.
Points are awarded for both the
skit and improvised problem, arriv-
ing at a team score that determines
winners.
All six county teams recently-
,won regional competition at
Jefferson County High School to
earn the right to compete against
hundreds of other teams at the


University of Central Florida next
week.
"We learned to have fun, to
work as a team and we learned
some common sense," said Port St.
Joe second-grader Olivia Moree oi
the odyssey to state competition.
And wh6 knows, the next stop
could be the World Finals.
As the OM slogan holds, "The
World May Never Know."
The rosters of county teams
heading to state:
PSJ Elementary No. 1 -
Tristan Brown, Hayden Renshaw,
Olivia Moree, Jackie Collinsworth,
Jaclyn Kerigan, Sophia Adsit.
PSJ Elementary No. 2 Ashley
Lacour, Caitlifi Rich, Katie McNeill,
Melanie Raffield, Stephen Denton.
PSJ Elementary No. 3 Joe
Rich, Daniel May, Sam Taylor,
Chelsea Flanagan, Michelle
Hiscock, Amelia Warriner.,
Wewa Elementary Samantha
Rich, Derek Knowles, Heather
Strange, Kalyn Bidwell, Jessica
Husband, AlexAlgueseva.
Wewa High Sheiletta Fisher,
Brittany Turner, Sarah House,
Mitchell Udell, Kody Bidwell, Justin
Barnes, Nathan Grimes.
Port St. Joe High Maggy
Quaranta, Ashley McAlister,
Elizabeth Kilbourn, Nick Hunter,
Katie Hoffman, Tommy Curry.


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AM I HERE FOR?

ou are not an accident! You were created by God for five
purposes, and until you understand them, life will not
make sense.


Tommy Curry, left, and Maggy Quaranta, of Port St. Joe High School
rehearse their "Odyssey of the Mind" skit, which tells the history the Taj
Mahal, including the "theory" that it was originally constructed. as an ice
cream factory. Quaranta is dressed as the ice cream "queen," the outer layer
of her costume constructed from Klondike bar wrappers.


Joe Elementary three actually -
and one from Port St. Joe High
School, which is also making its
fifth appearance in a row.
"Odyssey of the Mind" marries
gray cells and imagination to frolic
and fraternity.
In the process it requires stu-
dents, typically but not always
those labeled gifted or high-achiev-
ers, to assume the writing and
staging skits that eclipses most of
what passes for network television
these days.
Students must explore an
ether well beyond the reach of
chalk and textbooks, No. 2 pencils
and standardized tests.
"It's a problem-solving exer-
cise," Willis said. "They have to
solve problems on their own and
working as a team.
"They can be creative, they can
think out of the box. It allows chil-
dren to think for themselves, to be
team players and to use their imag-
inations."
As Sarah House, a freshman at
Wewahitchka High School, put it,
"It's fun. You can be creative and
not be labeled weird."
"Odyssey of the Mind" was the
brainchild of a New Jersey profes-
sor, who first organized the compe-
tition in 1978.
Students from" kindergarten to
college compete around the globe in
teams comprised of five to seven
students and a coach.


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Making Music From and For the Soul...


by Tim Croft
Like a long-dormant volcano,
Terry Nunnery was in her mid-30s
before the songs started bubbling
up.
Hardly a musical maven in her
first three decades on Earth,
Nunnery suddenly had tunes and
words bursting forth from some-
where deep in her soul.
Songs of faith, of hope, of


redemption.
And with a help of a few
friends, and a local contact in the
music world, Nunnery, of
Wewahitchka, has produced a CD,
My Friend, Run to the Rock.
"I'm very pleased with it,"
Nunnery said. "It was very excit-
ing."
The CD contains 10 songs, all
written, words and music, by


Nunnery, who hardly would pass as
a maestro.
She had played an instrument
in high school, but that was it as far
as formal training.
And in September of 1999, the
songs started pouring out of her
pores like sweat on a summer day.
The songs, she said, took wing
on her faith.
"I had so many and I wanted


Wewa Comission Making Plans for


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Having finally slashed through
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nance to the traffic light at the
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considering the state determines
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The contract approved Monday
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Preble Rish provided 'a run-
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Design plans for improvements
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people to hear them," Nunnery said.
"Each song is different,'but they are
all the same.
"They just come from real life. It
comes from everyday life and I
think that's why people can relate
to them."
The title song was written the
day after the terrorist attacks of
Sept. 11, 2001.
I Will Wait was written after an
injury to her husband.
The inspiration arrives at a
whim, which is why Nunnery is
never without her tape recorder.,
She will sing a tune, or sing a
lyrical phrase that springs to life in
her brain and heart, into her tape
recorder.
Later, Nunnery will sit at the
keyboard she purchased when the,,
musical wave swept over her and
try to pound out the tune.
"It's tough for me because I-
don't play as well as I'd like to."
Nunnery said. "I have a basic
understanding but *I had never.
played a piano or keyboard.
"When it strikes you, have to
get it down right away or you'll for-
get. If something touches my heart
it just comes up from me."
A process. that, frankly, still
amazes Nunnery.
"It's quite a thing to write the
words, but making a new tune that
nobody has heard is the most
amazing part," she said.
Nunnery said it takes anywhere
from 30 minutes to two hours to
craft a completed song.
The first one-she wrote, she
sang in church and the choir direc-
tor tried to play it.
The more she wrote, the more a
nucleus of friends, Andrea Harry,,
Starla Sewell, Christy Smith and
Ernest Williams; helped her flush
out the songs.
"I'd play my songs and then tal-
ented people played them, saying
this is what they heard," Nunnery
said.
She cut a demo CD and sent it
to Calvin Gann, a member of the
Gann Brothers out of Panama City.
"He thought they were good
enough and wanted to record
them," Nunnery said.
And over a four-month period,
with a little help from her friends,
that's exactly what Nunnery did.
S It was so exciting," she said.
"I'm surprised I could do that. It's a


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And, Nunnery said, with each
song she puts to recorder, another
song seems to bubble up to take its
place.
Gann told Nunnery he has sent
the songs to professional groups
around the country with the possi-
bility of expanding Nunnery's audi-
ence.
"I would love for them to be
around the world," Nunnery said.
And she is squeezing the cre-
ative juices, trying new things,


expanding her repertoire.
"I'm thinking, getting better,"
Nunnery said. "I"m trying to be
more creative, not as -boxed-in. I'm
learning not to be so stiff."
Nunnery's CD is available at
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Paths- (From Page A)


Armed with those facts,
Cunningham wrote an application
for a grant from the FDOT
Enhancement Program.
The Gulf County Tourist
Development Council leaped
aboard with a commitment of dol-
lars to maintain the path in perpe-
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The County Commission swift-
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ing the obvious benefits.
"It won't cost the county.a dime
and it will save lives," Cunningham
said. "And it will save the beauty (of
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Cunningham' could look at the
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"It's exciting," she said.
Safety is just part of the equa-
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She said the DOT and state
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have in recent years begun teaming
up to carve trails on public lands,
particularly coastal highways.
"It seemed such a natural,"
Koos said. "It's such an issue and
people are realizing it. It's such a
plus."
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as a win-win. It's good for the coun-
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are relatively non-intrusive and
help preserve the area by providing
a pathway for the non-vehicle-
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ment.
And, by providing such
avenues, the hope is to reduce the
number of motorists, ,and the
accompanying pollution, in pristine
coastal areas.
'We'd like to find a way where
short local trips are .done other
than by cars," Koos said. "These
paths are perfect for maintaining
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al Republican Party Crawfish Boil.
Baton Rouge Cajun cooks Robbie
Elsey and Hugh Ross brought 150
pounds of Louisiana's best "mud
bugs" to Port St. Joe and cooked
them up Cajun style with assis-
tance from local resident Kenneth
Hebert, also from Louisiana.
, Using enormous pots, the
crawfish were prepared using spe-
cial ,Cajun seasoning, sausage,
corn, potatoes and onions to the
delight of all those who attended
the boil. Traditional red beans and
rice were also served.
Mild weather and a breeze just.
strong enough to ward off the mos-
quitoes made for a delightful
evening. Zydeco and Cajun music
added to the festive atmosphere.

Congressman Boyd's Staff

Available In Port St. Joe
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff
will be visiting Port St. Joe on the
3rd Thursday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in
person issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff has
been trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues related to
various federal, agencies. It is
important to the Congressman
that his- staff make themselves
available to those that are not able
to travel to either his Panama City
or Tallahassee offices.


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work for both the C30E widening
and the shared-use path.
Construction on the first phase
of the shared-use path is expected
to take about six months, finished
in time for the 2005 tourist season.
Koos said design work for the
second two-mile phase of the
shared-use path, heading south
from Cape Palms Park, should be
funded in the next fiscal year with
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Lee's Auto Repair Is St. Joe Commerce Center's Newest Tenant


St. Joe Commercial, the com-
mercial investment, asset manage-
ment and development division of
The St. Joe Company ("St. Joe")
today announced another business
has committed to setting up shop in
one of the company's newest com-
mercial centers, Port St. Joe
Commerce Center. Lee's Auto
Repair, a Port St. Joe company cur-


rently employing 6 people, will relo-
cate to occupy 2.02 acres of the 75-
acre commerce center.
Lee's joins Red Line Container,
Coastal Design and Landscape, and
two yet undisclosed new tenants in
making early commitments to the
new center. Brent Falson, Associate
Director of Advantis' Panama City
Office, handled the Lee's transac-


tion for St. Joe. Advantis/GVA is the
commercial real estate services divi-
sion of the St. Joe Company, and is
responsible for sales at Port St. Joe
Commerce Center.
"We broke ground at the Port
St. Joe Commerce Center in
September of last year and we have
seen the commercial response since
then accelerate," said Frank


Herring, president of St. Joe
Commercial. "Our commitment to
support the community's economic
growth and job creation effort by
developing and providing quality,
efficient business environments
that work is creating a true win-
win-win situation for everyone
involved."
Port St. Joe Commerce Park,


St. Joseph Bay Cleanup & Kayak Fest May 16th


It's time to get the kayaks and
canoes ready for the first annual St.
Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak
Festival to be hosted by Happy
Ours Kayak & Canoe Rentals on
Saturday, May 10.
This event is being held in con-
junction with National River
Cleanup Week which was founded
in 1992 to help keep America's
waterways clean. Proceeds will ben-
efit the Friends of St. Joseph Bay
Preserves. A big thanks to our vol-
unteers and sponsors who are
making this event possible: The
Gulf County Tourist Development
Council, the Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce, local businesses who
are being recognized in advertising
appearing throughout the area, and
WFCT FM/105.5 The Coast radio
station which will be covering this
event live on May 10.
How does one register? All par-
ticipants must be in a kayak or
canoe-either rented, borrowed or
owned-and may visit one of the
following locations to register in
advance. Thanks to Jeanni of
Journeys of St. George Island for
agreeing to register all those folks
living east of Port St. Joel
Happy Ours Kayak & Canoe
Rentals (Division of Fine Lines Plus,
Inc.), 775 Cape San Blas Road, Port
St. Joe (850) 229-1991;
*Journeys of St. George Island,
240 E. Third Street, St. George
Island, (850) 927-3259;
Scallop Cove, 4310 Cape San
Blas Road, Port St. Joe (850) 227-
7557;
Seahorse Water Safaris, Inc.,
located at the Port St. Joe Marina
at 340 W. 1st Street, Port St. Joe
.(850) 227-1099;
The Entrance, 8048 Cape San
Blas Road, Port St. Joe (850) 227-
7529;
Last call for registration for
those who may be coming in from
out of town will be on Friday night,


May 9, during the Captains'
Meeting at the South Gulf County
Volunteer Fire Department located
at 240 Cape San Bias Road. All
participants are encouraged to be
at the Captains' Meeting. Rules will
be explained, directions will be
given to find the weigh-in point at
Happy Ours Kayak & Canoe
Rentals by water and by car,, and
the "mystery prize" will be
announced.
The registration fee for the Bay
Cleanup is $10 per person.
Registrants will receive a ticket
which entitles them to free launch-
ing at Presnell's or the State Park, a
bag lunch on the day of the event at
Beachcomber Restaurant for only
$2.75, bottled water from Piggly
Wiggly, trash collection bag, and
miscellaneous goodies, plus a
chance to win some fantastic
prizes!
The registration fee for kayak
races which will start at 3:00 p.m.
following the weigh-in is $5 per per-
son and there are prizes to be
awarded in five divisions plus over-
all fastest time.
Prizes will be awarded for the
Bay Cleanup and Kayak Races at
the end of the event. Prizes for the
Bay Cleanup will be determined by
weight. Eligible trash is anything
inorganic and man-made that can
safely be carried 'in a kayak or
canoe and found in St. Joseph Bay
or along the waterline on May 10
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and
3:00 p.m. Deadline for the weigh-in
is 3:00 p.m. at Happy Ours Kayak
& Canoe Rentals. The most unusu-
al piece of garbage will be deter-
mined by the judges.
First Prize: $170 gift certificate
for two nights/two guests at the
Old Salt Works Cabins on Cape San
Blas.
Second Prize: $170 gift certi-
cate for two nights/two guests at
Whispering Pines of Cape San Blas.


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Third Prize: $160 gift certificate
for one night/two guests, plus two
caps, at Turtle Beach Inn.
Most Unusual Piece: $100 gift
certificate for, overnight accommo-
dations at Indian Pass
Campgrounds.
Plus a "mystery prize" to be
announced at the Captains'
Meeting, and other prizes will be
awarded by random drawing of all
participants.
Prizes for the kayak races will
be determined by fastest time in the
following divisions: Children under
18, Fishing rod/reel from Go-Morr
Convenience Store #3, plus a tack-
le box ($50 value); Women, $50 gift
certificate for The Entrance; Men,
$50 gift certificate for dining at the
Indian Pass Raw Bar; Seniors 60
and over, $50 gift certificate from
Debbie Hooper for one 8x10 and
two 5x7 beach portraits; Tandem,
kayaks, two $25 gift certificates for
dining at the Sunset Coast Grill;
plus a $80 gift certificate for
Seahorse Water Safaris, Inc. for the
fastest time in all divisions.
Four launch sites on St.
Joseph Bay have been designated
for participants to launch their per-
sonal craft: The public ramp in
downtown Port St. Joe, west end of
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. next to
Frank Pate Park; Presnell's
Bayside Marina in Simmons Bayou
at 2115 Highway 30A, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-2710, $5 ramp fee
waived for all ticketed participants;
St. Joseph Bay Aquatic & Buffer
Preserve Kayak & Canoe Launch on
bayside of Highway 30E at the
"Stump Hole" on Cape San Blas; St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park at
8899 Cape San Blas Road, Port St.
Joe (850) 227-1327, Park entrance
and ramp fee waived for all ticketed
participants.
Outfitters on St. Joseph Bay
have unanimously agreed to spon-
sor this event and they are even
donating a portion or their rental
fees to Friends of St. Joseph Bay
Preserves. They have also agreed
to retrieve their equipment from
the weigh-in site at Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Rentals for those
who want to paddle only one way
and not make a round-trip back
to the launch site. Please make
reservations early at one of the
following locations: Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Rentals (Division
of Fine Lines Plus, Inc.), 7/75
Cape San Blas Road, Port St. Joe
(850) 229-1991; Scallop Cove,
4310 Cape San Blas Road, (850)
227-7557; Seahorse Water
Safaris, Inc., located at the Port
St. Joe Marina at 340 W. 1st
Street, Port St. Joe (850) 227-
1099; The Entrance, 8048 Cape
San Blas Road, (850) 227-7529.
All participants are encour-'
aged to arrive at the weigh-in at
Happy Ours Kayak & Canoe
Rentals by boat because parking
will be road-side only, and hope-
fully all participants will have
their kayaks present to enter the
races at the end of the day.
However, that is a long trek from
some of the launch points so
participants may arrive by car to
bring in the trash collected in the
Bay. Remember the deadline for
weigh-in is 3:00 p.m. For those
arriving by water, a passenger
van sponsored by First
Presbyterian Church will trans-
port people only back to their
point of origination. They 'may
then return with your car if you


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Bay Medical GC

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Diagnostics,

Physician Appts.
Bay Medical is pleased to.
announce the opening of the new
Bay Medical Gulf County offering
diagnostic services and physician
appointments in a convenient loca-
tion for Gulf County residents.
Located at Beacon Hill Therapy &
Wellness, Bay Medical Gulf County
will provide high-resolution MRI
imaging, x-rays and laboratory in
addition to the rehabilitation serv-
ices offered at Beacon Hill.
Appointments with physicians
specializing in cardiology, family
practice; internal medicine and
orthopedics will also be available.
The center hosted a grand opening
on Wednesday, April 16th.
"We have been 'very fortunate
to find the existing healthcare
Providers in Gulf County so willing
to work with us to expand into this
area," says Bay Medical President,
Steve Johnson. "Through these
cooperative efforts with the com-
munity, we have been able bring
these much needed services to the
residents of Gulf County and hope
to grow these services in the
future."
To make an appointment with
a Bay Medical Gulf County physi-
cian, or for more information,
please call 647-6108.

Highway Patrol

Checkpoints.
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints
during the month of April in Bay
and Gulf Counties.
Recognizing the danger pre-
sented to the public by defective
vehicle equipment, troopers will
concentrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires
and defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida.
Members of the Highway
Patrol will be conducting driver
license/vehicle inspection of
checkpoints during daylight hours
at the following locationss)'
April 18 through April 24: CR-
274 near Chipola .River; SR-71
near CR-382; and SR-71 near SR-
22.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.


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. Construction was
completed in the fourth quarter of
2002.
Lee's Auto Repair, currently the
only auto repair service located in
Port St. Joe, is ready to move. "We're
eager to get started in a new facili-
ty," owner Lee Cannon said. "We've
been growing our business for five
years now and we want to keep
moving forward." The company
plans to begin construction on their
new facility Fall 2003, and hopes to
have it fully operational by spring
2004.
"It's truly rewarding to see Gulf
County and Northwest Florida's
businesses making the commitment
to grow and prosper," said Herring.
"That commitment should have a
strong positive impact for communi-
ties throughout the entire region..
Nathan Sparks, St. Joe manag-
er of economic development, added
the new Commerce Center exempli-
fies the type of infrastructure devel-
opment that is critical to attracting
jobs to a community. "A business is
most likely to choose your commu-
nity when the infrastiuqture is at
hand and can be quickly fitted to
their needs," Sparks said. 'These
types of initiatives translate into
opportunities to grow and diversify
the job base. We are working here to
create a jobs landing zone for the
people of Gulf County that can,
brine long-term orosneritv."


Port St. Joe Commerce Center,
which is being developed by St. Joe
Commercial, is one of four St., Joe
commerce parks either under con-
struction, in the permitting process,
or in operation across Northwest
Florida.
St. Joe Commercial is the com-
mercial real estate development
unit of The St. Joe Company, based
in Jacksonville, Florida. St. Joe
Commercial has developed over 3.5
million square feet of commercial
and industrial space since its incep-
tion in 1998.
Advantis/GVA is St. Joe's full-
service real estate firm that leases,
Manages and sells office, industrial,
retail and other commercial real
estate projects and sites. The com-
pany also provides construction,
corporate real estate and strategic
consulting services to clients.
Advantis has regional offices
throughout the: Southeast and
employs more than 500 commercial
real estate professionals. The com-
pany leases and manages more
than 30 million square feet of com-
mercial facilities,- and produces
annual transaction volumes in
excess of $1.4 billion.
The St. Joe Company, a pub-
licly held company based in
Jacksonville, is one of Florida's
largest real estate operating compa-
nies. It is engaged in community,
commercial, industrial, leisure and
resort development, along with
commercial real estate services. The
company also has significant inter-
ests in timber.
More information about St. Joe
can be found online at
www.joe.com.


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ANNUAL DISTRICT 3 SPRING CLEAN-UP


The Annual District 3 Spring Cleanup will begin, Monday, May
5, 2003. All items must be placed on the right-of-way by
Friday, May 2, 2003. The clean-up will begin in Beacon Hill,.
through the Beaches, Highland View and White City. This is a.
one time pick-up NO EXCEPTIONS!!!


All items must be separated
(i.e. white goods, wood products, yard debris, etc.)


PLEASE, NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 17, 2003 Page 11A


Con ratulations and become

Lees Auto Repair.
Le par,.


The Port St. Joe Commerce Park is located one-half mile east of Highway 98 on Industrial Drive.
It is designed for small and mid-sized businesses, and will cover 68 acres near the Port St Joe water
treatment plant. It is bounded by-Gulf County Industrial road on the northwest, a fresh water canal
on the southeast, and a spur line of the AN Railway on the northeast.
For more information, contact BrentFaison at950.6363250


Great communities work together.
Like you, we're working to make Gulf County a better place to call home.
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Wildlife Refuge Tours Offered to


I Celebrate Migratory Bird Day


St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge will conduct staff-guided
refuge tours on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, May 8, 9 and 10, to
celebrate Migratory Bird Day. Many
neotropical migratory birds are
declining due to fragmentation of
breeding habitat in North America-
and loss of winter habitat in the
Caribbean, Central America, and
South America. Participants will
have the opportunity to become bet-
ter acquainted with their refuge and
its varied wildlife and wildlife habi-
tats.
One tour will be conducted daily
May 8, 9 and 10. The tours are
scheduled .t6 leave the Refuge's
Indian Pass boat dock at 8:00 a.m.,
EDT and will return at approximate-


ly 1:00 p.m., EDT. Transportation
across Indian Pass will be provided
for participants of the staff-guided
tours.
Those wishing to participate
must make reservations by phone at
850-653-8808 beginning. on April
21. Reservations will be limited to,
four individuals per group.
The Refuge is open to the public
year round during daylight hours
except during hunt periods and pre-
scribed burns and/or wildfires.
Special permits or prior notice are
not required to visit. Transportation
to the Refuge is the responsibility of
the visitor when not in conjunction
with a specific refuge activity.
Throughout the year look fdr;
upcoming events hosted by St.


Vincent National Wildlife Refuge as it
celebrates 35 years in the Refuge
system.
On March 14, 1903, President
Roosevelt set aside Pelican Island in,
Sebastian, as America's first federal
wildlife sanctuary. Thanks to his
courageous effort, Americans now
have 95 million acres to call their
own in' 540 very special places
around the country. These lands-
the National Wildlife Refuge
System-remain today as America's
only network of federal lands dedi-
cated to wildlife conservation.
"Our mission is working with
others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, and' plants
and their habitats for the continuing
benefit of the American people."


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PSJ Middle School Baseball Goes 11-0
The undefeated PSJMS Sharks: Back Row L-R: Warren Floyd, Justin Mathis, Rodney Besore, Justin
Henderson, Austin Peltier and Zach Tarantino. Middle Row L-R: Chaes Tharpe, Travis Hopper, Michael Quinn,
Jamie 'Bird and Zeke Stevens. Front Row L-R: Matthew Wright, Matthew Gannon, Micah Ashcroft, Corbin
Vickery, Alex Flannagan and Britton Brown.
This team was loaded with pitchers, 12 of 17 saw action this year. This group of young men love the game
of Baseball and worked hard all year to be undefeated. Buck Waterford was the coach to begin the season and
was called into active duty with the National Guard. Dwayne McFarland and Martin Adkison helped finish the
perfect season.


"Easter Ducklings" Threaten Wild Duck Population


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) is
discouraging the practice of includ-
ing baby ducklings in children's
Easter baskets. The agency's water-
fowl biologist says the ducklings
pose a threat to the Florida (mot-
tfled) duck.
Waterfowl scientist Ronald
Bielefeld said many of the "Easter
*ducklings" are being released into
the wild and ultimately mate with
Florida ducks.
"In the past, we've had prob-
lems with people growing tired of
canng for these' gift ducks -and
releasing them into the wild, just to
get rid of them," Bielefeld said.
"Most people don't know that what
they are doing is illegal, or that
releasing mallard-type ducks con-
tributes to the hybridization of the
Florida ducks that are unique to
this state." Hybrid mallard/Florida


News Media Fort
The Lifelong Learning Citizen
Leadership Institute of Gulf Coast
Community College will present a
National Issues Forum titled "News.
Media and Society-How to Restore
the Public Trust" on Tuesday, April
22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT
in the Lifelong Learning Conference
Center in the Student Union West
building on the Panama City cam-
pus.
The purpose of the forum is to
bring together citizens to discuss
challenging social and political
issues of the day. A public forum of
this nature enables participants to

Ling Festival

Fish Fry *
Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire
Department will host a fish fry to
coincide with the annual Ling
Tournament on Saturday, April 26
from 1-1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at
Sunset Park in Mexico Beach.
Each dinner will include fish,
hush puppies, baked beans, cole
slaw and a soft drink for $7.00.
Chief Brad Hall thanks the com-
munity in advance and urges
everyone to come out and support
the local firefighters. Eat in or take
it to go.


Jefferson

Award:

-From Pg. 5

county's true troopers.
Whiting, who doesn't know
who nominated her or why, took
the oversight with good humor,
further evidence of the soul inside
the body.
"I think it's wonderful I was
even nominated," Whiting said. "I
was thrilled. I. was thrilled to be
nominated and to be a finalist, I
was ecstatic.
"I just do what I do. I live by
the Golden Rule, do unto others."
The county's other finalists
were Carolyn Lee and Wilbur and
Mary Linda Butts.


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ducks occur when mallards are ,
released or escape into the wild and
mate with Florida ducks. Wild mal-
lards do not contribute to
hybridization because they migrate
north out of Florida by the time the
Florida ducks' mating season
begins. Florida ducks remain in
Florida year round.
"Over. time, if hybridization
continues, our native Florida duck
may disappear," Bielefeld said.
As for those who insist on buy-
ing the Easter ducks for children,
Bielefeld said they should consider
what the' \will do \with the duck~
when the birds grow up and be pre-
pared to keep them in an enclosure
throughout the birds' life span of
10 years or longer. ,
They should also have the
Easter ducks pinioned (cut away
the part of the wing where primary
flight feathers grow) or have the pri-


.m at GCCC
move from making individual
choices to making choices as mem-
bers. of a community and thereby
moving toward shared, stable, well-
informed public judgments about
important issues. The forum is
nonpartisan and does not advocate
a particular solution to any public
issue.
The forum will feature discus-
sions about what can be done, and
the tradeoffs involved regarding
concerns about the media and
restoring public trust. The agenda
will address how to: strengthen
journalists' conduct, open up the
marketplace, and get the public in.
,For additional information, call
769-1551 for Roy Varnado (ext.'
6070) or Lynn Gager (ext. 3821).


mary flight'feathers clipped away
annually to ensure that if they
escape the enclosure, they can't fly
away.
FL Housing has

$24 Mil. for First-

Time Homebuyers
Low to moderate income fami-
lies in the market for purchasing
-their first home may be eligible for
5.92% fixed rate mortgages (4.99%
int targeted areas) and down pay-
ment assistance of up to $15.000
through the Florida Housing
Finance Corporation's First-Time
Homebuyer, program. Florida
Housing has $24 million available
statewide through participating
lenders for individuals and families
purchasing'their first home.
Program eligibility is based on
annual income and household
size. First-Time Homebuyer pro-
gram applicants living in Gulf
County cannot exceed an annual
income of $50,200 for a one or two
person household, three or more
cannot exceed $57,730. Eligible
first-time homebuyers can pur-
chase new homes whose sales
prices do not exceed $106,366 or
$98,523 on existing homes.
Annual. income for applicants in
HUD designated targeted areas
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WEWAHITCHKA 5, GREENWOOD, KY 3
THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH
The No. 1 ranked Wewahitchka
Lady Gators rallied from a 3-1
deficit to score four runs in the bot-
tom of the sixth inning to defeat
Greenwood, Kentucky 5-3
Thursday afternoon in Port St. Joe.
Laura Husband drove in two
runs on a bases loaded double
down the left field line to tie the
game at 3-3. Brandi Sasser then
singled in two runs to put the Lady
Gators up for goo 1.
Judith Husband (18-1) allowed
only one earned run on two hits,
two walks and struck out 11 bat-
* ters to pick up the win in her seven
innings on the mound for the Lady
Gators (19-1).
Brandi Sasser went two for four
with a pair of RBI; and Ma-kayla
Henderson was two for two with a
pair of singles to lead the Lady
Gators at the plate. Laura Husband


had a double and two RBI; while
Judith Husband, Kayla Rich,
Britney Grice, and Ashley Smith
each added a single.
GHS 020 001 0-3 2 0
WHS 000 104 x-5 9 4
WEWAHITCHKA 22, AUCILLA CHR. 2
TUESDAY, APRIL 15TH
The top ranked Lady Gators
pounded out 12 hits and took
advantage of 13 walks to remain
undefeated to. regular season
District 3-A in Tuesday night's 22-2
victory over Aucilla Christian.
. Wewahitchka (20-1, 8-0) scored
three runs in the top of the first
inning, eight in the second, two in
the third, and nine in the fourth.







Brandon Jones


Laura Husband drives in two
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Brandon Jones Named
FCCAA Player of the Week
Brandon Jones, a freshman
outfielder at Tallahassee Com-
munity, was named the Florida
-Community College Activities
Association Player of the Week on
April 2nd.
Jones, a 2002 graduate of
Wewahitchka and a sixth round
draft pick of the Kansas City
Royals, went nine for 13 (.692) in
four games to lead TCC to Pan-han-
dle Conference wins over North
Florida Community College and
Chipola Junior College. He hit two
home runs, scored nine times, and
drove in seven runs during the
Eagles' 2-2 week.
Through 31 games,. Jones is
batting .318 with four home runs
and 24. RBI.


Judith Husband (19-1) struck
out four of the six batters she faced
in her two innings to pick up the
win on the mound. Tiffany Laird
allowed one earned run on three
hits and one walk in her ,two
innings of relief.
Kayla Rich went two for two
with a double and three RBI;
Brandi Sasser was two for three
with three RBI; and Lindsay Miller
went two for four with a pair of RBI
to lead the Lady Gators at the plate.
Laura Husband and Jill Pippin
each had a single and three RBI;
Jade Gaskin had a single and two
RBI;: Makayla Henderson and
Tiffany Laird each had a single and
an RBI; Judith Husband had a sin-
gle; while Britney Grice and Brandi
Little each added an RBI.
The Lady Gators will host
Chipley, the #3 ranked team in
Class 2A, on Tuesday night at 6:00
CT.
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Gator Baseball Action


WEWAHITCHKA 0, RUTHERFORD 1,0
THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH
The Wewahitchka Gators fell to
11-9, overall on the season with
Thursday night's 10-0 loss to
Springfield Rutherford.
The Rams scored four runs in
both the first and second innings,
then added one run in the third
and fifth innings.
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The Gators,will travel to Aucilla
Christian on Thursday for a 3:00
CT game and to Marianna on
Friday for a 6:30 game.
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Amish country tour of Pennsylvania and
New York including Ellis -Island and
other places of interest, from July 10
through July 29.
For information, contact Merita
Stanley, trip coordinator at RSVP, 850-
482-3220.


Jonathan Thomas struck out nine Shark batters in the Gators' 3-
0 loss to Port St. Joe.


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK


Wewahitchka High School
Laura, a junior left fielder, tied Thursday's
game against Greenwood, Kentucky
at 3-3 with a bases.loaded dou-
;: -ble down the left field line in
the bottom of the sixth


inning. She also went 1-1
with a single and three
RBI in the Lady Gators


22-2 win over Aucilla
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Greg came off the bench as a
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April 28 May 2 District Tourn.
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Sharks Win Over Gators


PORT ST. JOE 3, WEWAHITCHKA, 0
FRIDAY, APRIL 1 ITH
The Port St. Joe Sharks :
improved to 11-8 overall on the \
season with Friday night's 3-0 win
over the-Wewahitchka Gators.
The Sharks took a 1-0 lead
when Chase Millender led off the
bottom of the second inning with a
solo home run off Gator pitcher
Jonathan Thomas.
Port St. Joe added two more
runs in the fifth inning. Kenny
McFarland led off the inning with a'
triple to right field. Zach Williams
followed with an infield single. Two
batters later, Randall Johnson
drove in McFarland with an RBI
single. Williams then scored on
Millender's RBI single.
Travis Burge (2'-4) tossed a
complete game four-hit shutout to
pick up the win on the mound for
the Sharks. He struck out 11 Gator
batters and walked one in seven
innings.


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Kenny McFarland hits a triple to right field in the Sharks' 3-0 vic- Travis Burge fields a bunt on a squeeze play, and flips the ball to catcher Zach Williams to get Josh
tory over Wewahitchka. Pitts out at the plate.


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Travis Burge struck out 11
Wewahitchka batters in Friday
night's game.

Millender went 2 for 3 at the
plate with a solo home run and two
RBI; Kenny McFarland was 2 for 2
with a triple; and Stephen Besore
went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles to
lead the Sharks at the plate.
Randall Johnson had an RBI sin-
gle; while Zach Williams added a
single.
Jonathan Thomas (4-3) gave
up three earned runs on eight hits,
one hit batsmen, and struck out
nine Port St. Joe batters to record
the loss in his six innings on the
mound for the Gators (11-10).
Josh Pitts, Brett Millender,
Steve Peak and Beau Ludlum each
had a single for Wewahitch-ka at,
the plate.
WHS 000 000 0 -0, 4 0O
PSJ 010 020 x-3 8 0
PORT ST. JOE 15, MARIANNA 20'
SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH /
The Sharks couldn't over-9ome
a 16-run second inning by
Marianna, even though they; gave
them a run for their money, 'in
Saturday's 20-15 loss.
Port St. Joe jumped out to a 5-
0 lead in the first inning, and then
gave up 16 runs in the top of the
second.
'We gave up 16 runs on six.
hits, two hit batsmen, six walks,
two errors and used four pitchers
in the inning before the damage


was done," said head coach Chuck
Gannon."
The Sharks battled back to
score four runs in the fifth, five in
the sixth and one in the seventh.
'We had the. bases loaded in
the bottom of the seventh when the
last out was recorded," added
Gannon.
Bryan Thomas (4-1) gave up
six runs on .three hits and two
walks in one inning of work to take
the loss for the Sharks (11-9).
Bobby Phillips went 4 for 5
with three doubles and three RBI to
lead the Sharks at the plate. Travis
Burge was 3 for 5 with three sin-
gles. Randall Johnson went 3 for 3
with two doubles, a home run and
drove in four runs while Chase
Millender went 2 for 4 with a dou-
ble, home run and five RBI.
The Sharks will travel to
Quincy Shanks. on Thursday at
6:00 ET; host Carrabelle at 6:00;
then travel to Marianna on
Tuesday at 6:30.
The Sharks will be honoring
their senior players just prior to
their final .home game against
Carrabelle on Friday at 6:00.
Senior team members are Chase
Millender, Bryan Thomas and
Bobby Phillips.
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Lady Sharks Play Three Games


PORT ST. JOE 2, GREENWOOD, KY 12
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 ITH
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
dropped to 11-7 overall on the sea-
son with Thursday's 12-2 loss to
Greenwood, Kentucky.
Greenwood jumped to an 11-0
lead with four runs in both the first
and second innings, two in the
third and one in the fourth.
The Lady Sharks scored their
only two runs in the bottom of. the
fourth inning.


They were a tuff team, and that
hopefully will help us get ready for
the dis-tricts."
GHS 442 1 1 -127 1
PSJ 000 20 -2 3 3
PORT ST. JOE 0, FLORIDA HIGH 1
The Lady Sharks dropped to
11-8 overall on the season with
Monday night's 1-0 loss to Florida
High, ranked No. 9 in Class 2A.
The Lady Seminoles broke a 0-
0 tie with one run in the bottom of
the sixth inning to pull off the win.


Danielle Maxwell fires a pitch in the Lady Sharks' 12-2 loss to
Greenwood, Kentucky.


Chase Millender smashes a solo
home run in the second ining.


Danielle Maxwell (2-3) gave up
seven earned runs on two hits and
three walks in 1 1/3 innings to
take the loss. Becky Belin. allowed
four earned runs on five hits, five
walks ahd struck out three batters
in 3 2/3 innings of relief.
'We started out on the wrong
foot, and continued through the
game," said head coach Jim Belin.
'We battled in the fourth inning,
and scored a pair of run, but men-
tal mistakes hurt us. Spotting that
type of team four runs early makes
it hard to come from behind to win.


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Becky Belin (9-5) allowed only
one earned run on .six hits, one
walk and struck out four batters to
record the loss in six innings on the
mound.
Jessica Sherrill and Hayley
Quintana each had a single to
account for the Lady Sharks' only
two hits of the game.
'We played our best defensive ,
game of ,the year," said head coach
Jim Belin. "Florida, High is ranked
No. 9 in Class 2A, and we came
away with a 1-0 loss. Becky pitched
her best game of the year, and our
defense rose to the occasion. I was
very pleased with our effort."
PSJ 000 000 0,--,0 2 1
FSU 000 001 x-1 60
PORT ST. JOE 5, VERNON 6
The Lady Sharks led 5-4 head-
ing into the bottom of the sixth
inning, where Vernon scored two
runs to defeat Port St. Joe 6-5 in
Tuesday night's game.
Danielle Maxwell (2-4) gave up
four earned runs on 10 hits, four
walks and struck out two batters to
record the loss in her six innings
on the mound for the Lady Sharks
(11-9).
"Danielle pitched very well for
us," said Coach Belin.
Becky Belin went two for four
with a double and an RBI; Melissa
Nixon was 2 for 4 with a pair of sin-
gles and an RBI; and Shanna


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. Collier went 2 for 5 with a double
and .an RBI to lead Port St. Joe at
the plate. Anna Tankersley had a
single and an RBI; while Shanna
Wester and Jessica. Sherrill each
added a single.
'We were so close, but yet so
far away," said Belin. 'We are now
competing with the best teams, but
can't take the next step and win.
We need to put defense and offen-
sive play at the same level during
the game. We either play good
defense or good offense. We must
put the two together, and we will be
at the level we need to be."
The Lady Sharks will travel to
Liberty County on Thursday for a
District 3-2A game at 6:00 ET; then
travel to Carrabelle on Tuesday at
7:00.
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STAR PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School
Jessica, a senior catcher, had one of, Port St. Joe's two hits in their 1-0 loss to
Florida High; then added a single in their 6-5 loss to
Vernon. She has also played very well behind the
plate for the Lady Sharks. .


Seniors Chase Millender, Bobby Phillips and
Bryan Thomas. Chase went four for seven this
week with two home runs, a double, and drove


JESSICA SHERRILL


in seven runs.
Bobby went four for five with
three doubles and three RBI
in the Sharks 20-15 loss to
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April 17 Liberty County Away 6:00
April 22 Carrabelle Away 7:00
April 24 Altha Home 6:00
April 25 Wewahitchka Home 6:00
April 29 District Tournament Blountstown
Blountstown TBA
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TBA
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May 10 Regional Finals TBA TBA
May 12-16 State Tournament Tampa
TBA


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229-8226
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Varsity Boys Baseball

April 17 Quincy Away 6:00
April 18 Carrabelle Home 6:00
April 22 Marianna Away 30
April 24 Rutherford Away 4:30
April 26 Florida High Away 1:00

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The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 17, 2003 Page 1B


Coop Flying High at 55


by Tim Croft
They ate, they gabbed, they
had some fun and they did a little
business because, well, they were
all there.
Hundreds created a kinetic
atmosphere last Saturday as Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative held its
55th annual meeting.
The utility showed off its new
digs its Wewahitchka headquar-
ters were renovated in the past year
and boasted another year of
steady growth.
And tossed in a little socializing
merriment to boot.
The annual meeting serves two
distinct but intertwined purposes.
The first is as a business con-
clave in which board members are
voted on and financial news dis-
seminated.
Members also hear about the
year they've had as stakeholders in
the cooperative, which in this case
sounded pretty fair.
"We've had a very good year
and we are pleased about that,"
said Roy Barnes, CEO and general
manager of the GCEC.
Primarily, though, the annual
meeting is, as Thomas Marshall of
0 Wewahitchka said, grandson
Peyton Meyers in tow, "a chance to
have a little fun."
That's what plain folks do
when they congregate on a sunny
Saturday morning, business or not.
Prizes, from coolers to coffee
makers to vacation packages, were
given away throughout the day to
lucky ticket holders.
Mike White, manager of mar-
keting and member services, fig-
ured he rarely looks so good as
when he's drawing those red and
blue tickets and barking out anoth-
er winner.
Folks could also chow down a


Mike White, manager of marketing ahd member services for GCEC, gets help from a couple of young friends in
drawing prize winners from the basket. A couple of winners peruse the table of prizes for their choice.


'burger and fries or a sausage bis-
cuit and top it off with a homemade
cookie.
Then, just to let that food settle
in the way the doctor ordered, they
could take a hot air balloon ride.
The balloon wasn't setting sail
for Kansas or any other distant
parts, but kids of all ages took
advantage of the chance to rise sev-
eral dozen feet in the air and
peruse the treeline around down-
town Wewahitchka.


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'That was cool," Peyton Meyers
assessed after he and grandpa dis-
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And what's a party without
music, which was provided by the


Ivey Brothers and their jukebox-
worth of musical stylings.
Oh, yeah, the business.
"What's right about electric co-
(See Coop on Page 2B)


Judging by the wide eyes and bright smiles, Alex Thomas, 4, and Peyton
Meyers, 3, (in front) could be floating to Kansas in a hot air balloon. With
them are Alex's father, Tom Thomas, and Peyton's grandfather, Thomas
Marshall.


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kitchen combo
kt with eating bar.
S Fantastic Gulf
View from every room! Completely furnished. Currently on rental
program. Boardwalk to Bepch! $325,000


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104 Sea Pines B L .,L,- 1. l .it, It *..T.. 130 Palm Street o.,i.t .-I is i5 'hI L1 -,.t.1 ..ib.
room w/fireplace. Living room, dining room, kitchen, and Gulf View in nice residential neighborhood only steps to the
bath on first floor. 3 br, 2 bath on second floor, nursery and Beach! Open spacious design and floor plant Light, bright,
sauna oh third floor. Lot of space for growing family. airy d6cor., Large living room, dining and kitchen combo
$227,500 with cathedral ceiling. Front covered porch has Gulf Viewl
Screened porch off master bedroom! Enclosed 2 car
garage. This is a must sell $280,000.00


410 LW Siesta Drive Pre-Construction, Sale New,
3 BR/2 Bb single family home under construction. Living
room vaulted ceiling, optional fireplace, kitchen has custom-
cabinets w/center island work station and dining area
w/bay window. Master bath has garden tub and separate
shower. On 82'x140' landscaped lot. VA APPROVED
BUILDER. FLOOR PLANS AND SPECS AVAILABLE
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235 Selma Street Beautiful lot with.2 BR/2 BA mobile
home, recently redone, screened front porch, 1 1/2 blocks
to dedicated beach, fenced 75x165 ft. lot, storage build-
ings, covered carport, parking space with power hookup
for RV. $135,000.00


330 Coronado St. Spacious well
maintained 3 BR/2 BA mobile home, fully
Furnished on fenced 75x150 ft. lot, large
master bedroom, master bath Ias separate
garden tub and shower, gas fireplace in liv-
ing room, screened back porch and open
sun deck, storage buildings.
$129,000.00


117 D S 37th Street GULF FRONT 3BR/2.5BA town home
with single car garage. Ig living, dining, and kitchen combo has full
wall of sliding glass doors that lebd to covered deck and lower sun
deck with panoramic Gulf Viewl! Ceramic tile flooring. Side fenced
yard and additional paved parking at front. This townhome is in excel-
lent condition. Many amenities. Must see this onell $435,000


136.Balboa Street 3 BR/2 BA home only 5 yrs old in
first block of St Joe Beach. All new paint, interior and exte-
rior. New ceramic tile in foyer, living room, and kitchen.
Single car garage and raised deck with view of the Gulfl!
$259,900
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124 N 2nd Street 2 BR/1.5 BA mobile home in 1st
Block only steps to Dedicated Beach. On 1.5 lots this
beautiful corner lot has easy access to the beach and would
b6 an excellent home site vith Gulf Viewl I $165,000

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820 Hwy 98 Currently restaurant and bakery, easy
beach access and good view of the Gulf, many possibilities,
$350,000


8226 Hwy 98 St Joe Beach Brick office building
on Hwy 98 with full bath and kitchen. Lg private office and
front entry reception area. Fenced back yard area. Lighted
street sign included. $225,000








104 Sundial Court Seashores b "f h ,-:. .-. -.
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:1.: ,: ,t, b6. -, I:.:.-. T ,,, ,I S 179,900


313 Hatley Drive 3 BR/2 BA single family brick and
wood frame home in excellent condition only a short walk
to the Beachi Lg screened porch on back has hot tub, living
room has vaulted ceiling, galley style kitchen, sky lights in
bathroom, single car garage. New roof, new interior paint,
new carpet and vinyl. On 87.5' x 108' lot. $145,000.00


9108-9114 Hwy. 98 Beacon Hill Lodge -. I.. .
Opportunity This 4 unit complex has three 2 BR/1 BA apart-
ments and one 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Great Gulf View from
upper sun deck. All units remodeled in 1998. Also extra large
garage/work shop for storage and laundry. Parking in rear for
all units. $450,000.


308 Hatley Drive -h.:t. aI i E- ',. ::: .-. t,.0
.h.C., I lk ':. it,- L' ,.t.l L ,,[ ,':.:,. ,-..l ..-.r..s' l.LT ,,I
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9118 Hwy. 98 2 BR/I BA concrete block beach cot-
toge with Gulf Viewl Partially furnished. 67'x83' lot.
$225,000. .

1004 Hwy. 98 Culf ..- ..1 ,-1 ,,, I:1 ::-:, d
Gen- s' Ca.omr ...st Io.g-e .p'io,. s Bi' "" pr-9' ,
dl -,,r.' o r 2B '0i 6L ai cri.v .. C .. .-, !, rer d Os
eiro *c, .:.p C-28 *::c0 ..T-c;il Opp ....r.,, -.11
lirornce,: $285,000.


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400 Maryland Blvd. Large 100'xl45' Lot, Ready to build, water & sewer connection fee has been paid. Trees cut to make
room for your home, 16 loads of quality fill dirt spread over lot. Only 3 blocks to dedicated beach. $75,900.
129 Cortez St. 3 lots in first bl6ck from dedicated beach BLK. 4 lots 17, 16, & 15. Yon's Addition. Property size 150'xl25'
selling all three lots together. Old home on site. $345,000.
404 Maryland Blvd. Large 100'x145' lot onl a short walk to Dedicated Beach area. $84,500
400 California Dr. 100'xl 08' sin o"srmes only with easy access to beach.
$59,900
402 Texas Dr.- 100'xl 08' cleaMUND ER Cni JN RA tes only with easy access to beach.
$59,900 im 11 O R
406 Texas Dr. Irregular shaped lot, completely cleared and filled in residential neighborhood zoned for homes only.
$44,900


TBD S. Long 2.007 +/- Wooded acres. A short drive to the beach 250'x350'. $26,900.
102 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge S/D 56.1 1'xO x182.74' lot. Zoned for homes only. Lot 23-B $49,900
409 N. 15th St. 82'x144' cl i -VWoull woundedd by new homes. SubdiMsion
covenants & architectural controls. $W, -
413 N. 15th St. 82'x144' cl UglD Rtris OtI1'R ltCI wounded by new homes. Subdivision
covenants & architectural controls. $49,a0o
423 N. 15th St. 82'x144' de d Ig~WlER re lNTf Ri CTyl wounded by new homes. Subdivision
covenants & architectural controls. $4,9l
100 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge S/D 86.96'xl26' comer lot at entrance of S/D in second block of St. Joe Beach. Lot
23A. $49,900


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The 55th annual meeting for Gulf Coast Electric Co-operative drew hun-
dreds to Wewahitchka, including Thelma Lee, 93, (center front) the most-sen-
ior member in attendance.


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operatives is what you are doing here today," said Gary Smith, president
and CEO of Alabama Electric Cooperative, which provides the bulk of the
power for GCEC.
"Being out here on a Saturday being part of your utility, being part of
the governance of your utility."
Smith noted that in the past few years, energy companies have taken
a beating, particularly companies such as Enron. For many of those com-
panies, prospects are "pretty bleak." 'That's not the case with electric
cooperatives," Smith emphasized.
He continued by noting that a rapid building of power generating
plants has caused an explosion in the price of natural gas, further tar-
nishing the public image of utilities.
That, however,, has not carried over to electric cooperatives, which
continue to enjoy positive cash-flows and burnished images in an often
volatile market. Barnes noted that members now own 26.6 percent of the
assets of GCEC, a healthy percentage in a company with solid profit mar-
gins and healthy assets.
Barnes said the more than. 430 new meters instflfed the past year
underscored the steady growth the utility has realized in the past several
years. And he pointed out that in the past year nearly $300,000 in profits
have been returned to members. The utility Is currently in the middle of
the survey of residential users the utility undertakes every two years.
The survey results will assist to identify strengths to emulate and
weaknesses to shore up, only making for, a stronger utility in the future.
All of which seemed to a perfect excuse to kick up the heels and have
some fun. Under a bright azure sky last Saturday, hundreds in
Wewahitchka agreed.


U Gold Card Banquet Apr. 28
': 17: ;' qut,


Girl Scout Fitness Badges-Junior Troops 242 and 528 have spent
January and February working on their walking for fitness badges. In the
Brownie age level Kapril Darnell (not pictured) has the best time, second best
time is held by MaKayla Ramsey. -
In the Junior age level Heather King has the best time, Angela Canington
has the second best time. All the girls have worked very hard on this badge.
Daisies and Brownies walked one half mile for four weeks. Juniors walked
a mile a week for four weeks. Shown from left are Angela, MaKayla and
Heather.

Helping Hands Benefit A Big Success


The Helping Hands Volunteers
came together with the community
and raised over $1,300 to help pay
for meals and emergency needs for
the elderly of Mexico Beach and
Gulf County. The Helpfng I:Hads'
Volunteers could not have done this
without the help of all the following
people who worked so hard to help
and this great community's sup-
port:
.Raffield Fisheries, Gulf County
Commissioners, City of Port St. Joe
Dennis Whitfield
Fund Opened at WSB
A special fund has been set up
by friends of the Dennis Whitfield
family at the Wewahitchka State
Bank.
The "Whitfield Fund". is meant
to help defray expenses incurred by.
the family after the sudden loss of.
their father and husband, Dennis
whitfield. 'The account number for
the fund is 02118929811.


Employees, City Commissioners of
Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe Police
Department, Comforter Funeral
Home, Americorp/Vista Volunteers,
Wewa Senior Citizens. volunteers
who made baked goods. Gulf
Corrections crews, Coldwe:I Ba er
Realty and Associates,- H~ing
Hands Volunteers, Gulf County
Senior Citizens Staff, volunteers
who donated yard sale items and
Mexico Beach City Hall. A special
thanks to City Comm. Roberts.


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The Gulf County Schools Gold
Card Honors Banquet will be held
on Monday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.
EDT, in the commons area of Port
St. Joe High School. This occasion
will honor all Port St. Joe High
School students who have received
two Gold Cards during the first
three grading periods of this school
year.
Guest speaker this year will be
Robert G. "Bob" Kerrigan, a 1961
graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. Mr. Kerrigan is the senior
partner of the law firm Kerrigan,
Estess, Rankin & McLeod with
offices located in Pensacola and
Panama City. Prior to entering law
school Bob was a CPA with Price
Waterhouse. He graduated cum
laude from the Florida State College
of Law in 1971. Recently, Kerrigan
was named one of the twenty most
influential people in Pensacola and
also received the Philanthropy
award.
An active supporter of public
education, Bob has served on the
Post Secondary Education Planning
Commission and has chaired the
commission. He was the principal
founder of the new Florida State
University center for Human Rights.
Kerrigan is currently involved in
representing victims of human
rights abuses and has tried El
Salvadorian generals now residing
in the United States. Bob has been
T 'liCambodia and Malaysia d ine
with specific human nghts, sqses
- there. In the past two years he-Tas
met with Cuban officials including


Fidel Castro and is currently trying
a case against a top level officer in
the Pinbchet government for killings
during 1973 in Chile.
Attorney Kerrigan has tried
many capital murder cases, civil
cases, and was one of the nine
lawyers hired by Governor Chiles to
sue the tobacco companies. He has
just been named one of the best
lawyers in America in civil litigation.
He and his wife, Sharon, have
three daughters, two are practicing
law and the third will most likely
follow the family tradition.
Each student being honored
will receive a free ticket to the ban-
quet and complimentary tickets are
available for patrons. Tickets for
parents aridthe general public are
$5.00 each. Students and patrons
should pick up their tickets and
parents should purchase tickets
from personnel in the front office of
Port St. Joe High School between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. before the end of the school
day Thursday, April 25.

Garden Club Plant Sale
The Garden Club will hold a
plant sale on Saturday, April 19 and
will be held at the east end of Gulf
Foods in Mexico Beach. The sale
will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT.
'In addition to house plants and
outdoor plants there will 1be baked
goods,. Easter treats, books and
reusable "treasures" available, for
sale. Hot coffee will be served.


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The Gulf County Health Department proud-
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clinic at 502 Fourth Street in Port St. Joe
D epartm ent (old health department building) on
', J ,.April 29, 2003. Appointments will be
HFellth L kir scheduled for Tuesdays through Fridays,
H ealth Link 7:00 a:m. 5:30 p.m., EDT by calling
(850) 227-1276, ext. 160. Staff now on
board to provide services include Dr. Charles
Barrett, DDS, Kay Morgan, Dental Hygienist, Gretchen
Upchurch, Dental Assistant; Debra Davis and Pam Shiver, Front
UK 0Desk Inttrvieiwing Clerks. Medicaid for children up to the age of 21 and
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Area Lighting Ordinances Protect Sea Turtle Hatchlings


by: Barbara Eells, Gulf/East
Bay Sea Turtle Patrol, Inc. and
Wildlife Rehabilitator
Gulf Counry Ordinance #2001-
09 and Mexico Beach Ordinance
#399 were designed to help control
light pollution for all beaches of
Gulf County and Mexico Beach and
were adopted by Gulf County
Commissioners in September, 2001
and by Mexico Beaoh City Council
in October, 2001.
The intent and purpose of
these ordinances is basically the
same: "protection of sea turtles
from adverse effects of artificial
lighting, i.e., light emanating from
any manmade device" with Gulf
County's ordinance further protect-
ing all endangered or threatened
species on beaches.
The ordinances address "indi-
viduals, firms, associations, joint
ventures, partnerships, estates,
trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, cor-
porations, and all other groups or
combinations."
All entities (dwellings, walk-
ways, poles, etc.) old, new and
existing that lie seaward of the
Coastal Construction Control Line
will need to be in compliance with
S the ordinances before turtle season
begins on May 1.


Thanks For Support
The family of the late Elder
Theodore Allen would like to
express our sincere appreciation
for many' expressions of love and
concern you have shown during
this hour of our loss and bereave-
ment and during the illness of our
loved one. We especially thank all
friends and members of the Port St.
Joe community, The Body of Christ
Jesus Church and the Port St. Joe
Church of God In Christ. You have
demonstrated your love and con-
cern through your personal visits,
telephone calls, spread of food,
flowers and fervent prayers on our
behalf. Your deeds of kindness
shall be remembered.
-The Allen & Watkins Families

Thanks to All
The Kriner family of 321 Arena
Drive in Port St. Joe would like to
send a world oAf heartfelt thanks
and prayers tG all the emergency
workers who responded to our
.mobil rTnme fire on .April.
"We would also ike tb send
extended' heartfelt ,tha-iks to the
Smith, Marsh and Welch families
and also to our brothers of the First
* / Baptist Church for all their help
with tearing out all the burned
walls, ceilings, etc. in our home.
Our family has three children,
and we had no insurance. A friend
has set up a special account at
Wewa Bank, St. Joe branch, under'
"'The Kriner fire fund" and our fam-
ily is respectfully asking anyone
who can donate monetary gifts to
the bank or 5our P.O. Box 703,
attention Todd Kriner, to help re-
build our home, as we are not able
to live there until we can rebuild.
The Kriner family would like to
send heartfelt thanks and prayers
to anyone and everyone who has
helped us in our time of need.
-Todd and Gena Kriner
and family


The ordinances do not cover
dwellings, etc. on the north side of
Highway 98, but we, the Gulf and
East Bay Sea Turtle Patrol volun-
teers, are asking your help in pro-
tecting sea turtles from your lights
as some have caused problems in
the past and some are likely to do
so in the future.
These are tips on how you can
change your lighting: First, con-
duct an inventory of your lights. Go
to the beach. Look at your dwelling
to determine if your lights might
cause disorientation of sea turtles,
especially hatchlings on their trek
to the water. Note the glow on the
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beach.
Turn off any lights not need-
ed from May 1 to October 31;
Replace outdoor bulbs with
25 watt yellow bulbs;
Change spotlights and motion
lights to 44 watt yellow bulbs;
Mercury lights and balcony
bulbs, etc. can be painted with a
black epowx heat-resistent paint so
the light does not shine toward the
beach;
,* Shield lights so that a glow or
glare does not extend beyond the
light source (ifypou buy lite-blocker,
get a stainless steel spring!)


Kristy Lee holds her new brother Hayden.

It's A Boy!

Hayden Lee would like to His proud parents are Jason and
announce the birth of her brother, Kristy Lee. He is the grandson of
Bryson Jacob. Bryson was born on
March 1.3. He -weighed 9 pounds 1 Johnny and Sally Lee and James
ounce and wa's -22 5 Inches long. andr Patricia Melvin.

AARP Meeting at Mexico Beach


The regular meeting of the
Mexico Beach AARP Chapter will
be Friday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m. CT
in the fellowship hall of the United
Methodist Church of Mexico
Beach. The speaker for this meet-
ing will be Mayor Kathy Kingsland,
who brings us up-to-date informa-
tion on city business. A short ques-
tion and answer forum will follow.
Bill Williams, owner of Geri-Care
Assisted Living Facility and the
,Beacon Hill Wellness and Therapy
Center, will also be a guest speaker
and tell about the progress of the
new multi-complex, "Beacon by the*
Sea Senior Residential
Community" on Lightkeepers Road
in St. Joe Beach.
Visitors and new members are
always welcome. A recent new rul-


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ing on the age .of AARP members
allows people under the age of 50
to become associate members.
Associate members will have the
same rights as individual mem-
bers, except that they are not eligi-
ble to hold office; Anyone who is a
member of the national AARP
Organization is invited to join the
chapter. Any member who needs
transportation to the meeting, is
asked to call John Anderson ,at
648-8533 and arrangements will
be made.


Install recess lamps with low-
wattage bulbs;
Install ceiling or wall mounts
in place of blaring light fixtures;
Lower pole lighting;
Close blids or curtains to
shield lamps, chandeliers, etc. or
install turtle friendly glass (tinted);
Keep flashlights, flash pho-
tography off of nesting turtles or'
hatchlings;
Make sure your bonfire is not
near a nest (Gulf County);
Make sure you douse your
bonfire with water and cover with
sand (Gulf County);
Fill in, all holes, large and
small, before you leave the beach
for the evening (for turtles and for
human safetyl;
Collect your beach gear and
conglomerate it in a .pile landward;
If driving on the beach where
allowed from dusk, to dawn,
beware! Stop the vehicle! Turn
lights off and wait! Drive with cau-
tion and obey speed signs.
The Gulf and East Bay Sea tur-
tle volunteers and Gulf Coast
Conservation Association, Inc. (St.
Joseph Peninsula) volunteers will
be offering information and asking
for your help. Any of our volunteers
will help answer your questions
and give information as to where
you can get bulbs, fixtures, etc. to
help you comply withini the ordi-
nances and for voluntary compli-
ance for sea turtle protection.
Sea turtles emerge from their
nest cavity in a frenzy with their
natural instinct to orient toward
the dark horizon with the celestial
lighting. Even in a full moon they
find their way to the water quite
naturally! If there is a brighter sin-
gle light, groups of lights, glow on
the beach, etc., they orient to that
source and .become disoriented,
exhausted, weakened, dehydrated,
and become easy prey to ghost
crabs, ants, birds, vehicles, .etc.
and with only a few surviving to
adulthood out of a single nest, then
we who have control over their des-


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tiny will need to help by taking con-
trol of our light sources... changing
those, problem lights for protection
of our sea turtles!
Some examples of what kind of
sources have disoriented sea turtle
hatchlings and adults on our
beaches: a single lamp in a win-
dow, street lamps, pole lamps,.
globe lights on poles and surround-
ing a house, signs, spotlights,
white-painted boardwalks, glows
on beach areas from clusters of


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214 Seventh Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-227-3838


lights in a subdivision or on a high-
way. There are others. These are
from both sides of the highway. You
can help.
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Easter Passion Week Services


Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church at 315 Martin
Luther King Blvd. in Port St. Joe
will present Easter Passion Week
Services at 7:30 p.m. nightly until
Easter.
On Thursday evening, the
theme will be "My God, My God,
Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?"
(Matthew 27:46). The guest speak-
er will be Minister Dante McGee

Holy Week Activities at

MB United Methodist
Mexico Beach United Meth-
odist Church has announced the
following schedule of activities for
Holy Week: Thursday, April 17 at
6:00 p.m., Maundy Thursday
Tenebra Services; Saturday, April
19, at 8:00 a.m., United Methodist
Women's Bake Sale; Easter
Sunday worship services at 8:00
a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The church will host an Easter
egg hunt,for the children on Easter
Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The church is located at 111
N. 22nd Street in Mexico Beach.
Pastor Ted Lovelace and the con-
gregation welcome the community
to all services and events.


and the New Bethel Baptist Church
Congregation.
On Friday evening, the theme
will be "I Thirst" (John 19:28). The
guest speaker will be Rev. Chester
Davis of Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church.
On Saturday, the theme will be
"It Is Finished" (John 19:30). The
guest speaker will be Rev. Jerome
Williams of Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church, Panama City.
The public is welcome to attend
any of these services.

"He's Alive" Easter

Program at Zion Fair

Missionary Baptist
The Sunday School depart-
ment of Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist will perform their annual
Easter program, "He's Alive" on
Easter Sunday, April 20, at 11:00
a.m. Everyone is invited to come
and join in the celebration of the
resurrection of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.
The Church is located at 250
Avenue C in Port St. Joe.
Say You Saw It In The Star!


The Rev. Thomas Guido, Pastor
The Catholic Church of Gulf County Welcomes You
St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission


20th and Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-227-1417


Holy Thursday:
Good Friday:
Holy Saturday:
Easter Sunday:


Hwy. 71 North -
Wewahitchka, FL 32465


Holy Week Services
April 17, 7:00 pm (ET)
April 18, 5:00 pm (ET)
April 19, 8:00 pm (ET)
April 20, 9:30 am (ET)


7:00 pm (CT)
11:00 am (CT)


Put a Puppy in Your Easter Basket
Currently available for adoption hound, rare; Dodger, a 3 month old
at the Humane Society are Sandi, a male Lab/Weimaraner cross, beau-
female yellow lab, already spayed tiful; Dixie, a black shepherd
(pictured); Jolee, a female female; Timber, a year-old chocolate
Catahoula Cur Pup; Dominique, a lab mix; Rock, a one year old, male
white male lab, already neutered beagle/walker mix; and several cats
with shots; Red, a gorgeous male and kittens.
red chow; Jake, a healthy boxer/lab For more information, contact
cross, young; Bucky, a 5 month old the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
male black with tan markings; at 227-1103 or visit their web site at
Dallas, a female brindle Plott www.sjbhumanesociety.org.

Easter Services at Tyndall Chapels


The Tyndall Air Force Base
Chapel will hold, special Easter
Services this weekend. All
Department of Defense identifica-
tion card holders and their guests
are invited to attend. The following
Catholic masses will be held in
Chapel Two:
Holy Thursday, April 17, 7:00
p.m.; Good Friday, April 18, 3:00
,p.m.; Easter Vigil, Saturday, April'
19, 8:00 p.m. (Saturday's regular
5:00 p.m. Mass will not be 'held);


Easter Sunday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.
The following Protestant serv-
ices will be held:
Maundy Thtursday, April 17,
7:00 p.m. in Chapel One; Good
Friday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. in
Chapel One; Easter Sunrise, 6:00
a.m. April 20, at Bonita Bay
(inclement weather backup in
Chapel One); Liturgical Protestant,
9:30 a.m. in Chapel One; General
Protestant, 11:00 a.m. iri Chapel
Two.


Clarence W. Armstrong Services Apr. 17


Clarence W. Armstrong, 61, of
Panama City, went to be with the
Lord on Monday, April 14, at his
home. He was a native of Panama
City, moving there from Port St.
Joe, 25 years ago. He was a mem-
ber of Springfield Community
Church in Springfield.
He is survived by one brother,
Ben Armstrong and wife, Helen of'
Panama City; four sisters, Sarah
Byrd and husband Gerald of White
City, Melba Peak and husband Earl
of Highland View, Betty Hanlon
and husband Gene of Wewahitchka
and Jeanette Armstrong of Panama
City. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Walter E. Armstrong
and Estelle Armstrong and a broth-
er Rickey E. Armstrong. He was
loved and will be missed by a host
of nieces, nephews, family, and
friends. Funeral services will be
held Thursday, April 17, at 2:00
p.m. at the Highland View Church
of God in Port St. Joe. Visitation
will be held on Wednesday, April


Musical "Majesty"

at Long Avenue

Baptist Church
On Easter Sunday morning,
members 'of the Long Avenue
Baptist Church choir will present
the musical "Majesty" during the
morning worship service.
The Easter celebration service
will include the Lord's supper and
a skit by members of the youth
group.
The Church services begin at
11:00 a.m. The church is located at
1601 Long Avenue. Visitors are
welcome to share in this celebra-
tion of the living Christ. Nursery
will be provided.


16, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
the Highland View Church of God.
All services are .under the
direction of the Comrforter Funeral
Home.
Memorial Service

for Hugh McQuillan
A memorial service will be held
Monday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. at
the First Methodist Church of Port
St. Joe. Hugh McQuillan is sur-
vived by his wife, Lori McQuillan.
The McQuillans are from Jersey
City, New Jersey, but have a home
in Port St. Joe on Monument Ave.
They are frequent visitors to the
area, and attended the First United
Methodist Church. Hugh was an
architect and artist who designed
yachts., He naturally loved the
water and the Gulf of Mexico. The
Reverend Jesse Evans and the
Reverend Oliver Taylor will conduct
the services.


Gospel Sing
There will be a Gospel Sing at
Abe Springs Baptist Church on
Saturday, April 19 starting at 6:00
p.m. CT. The featured group will be
Celebration from Crestview. There.
will also be local talent.
On Easter Sunday, April 20,
Celebration will be at the church
beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT. The
church will also have Pastor
Appreciation Day on Easter
Sunday. Following the morning.
service there xall be dinner and an
egg hunt. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend and bring a well
filled basket. For more information
call 639-5700.


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


Join us in worship ... I
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
SHwy. 98
Apalachicola ... .... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
S Wewahitchka


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


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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


First Baptist Church
S102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Yickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
.,,: ~Sunday School ... . ..... 9:45 am
SMorning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
4- -r ... Disciple Trainig ............ 6:00 pm
... *' -; Evening Worship ............... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .. ..... 6:30 pmr
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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

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


Discover God's Love! r
Everyone welcome

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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
.It 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456

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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
, 4l ? 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
S' Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School' ......... 11 a.m. /
*Sunday School -
*Young Children o /.


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr.


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


582 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 Sunday School 9:45a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FAPSI NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
S JUST LETTING GOP 0 CHURCH HIS W AY! 0cipelhip Training 0o p.m.
Wednesday mryer 7:00 p.m.


Constitution and Monument
IPort St. Yoe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


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


(850) 227-1724
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert
PASTOR Cho


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


E. Downs, Jr.
ir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director


"The Churches 6f-Christ Satute You".
Romans 16:16

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



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First United Methodist Church
\ -of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ................................... 8:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m., CT
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
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Come Celebrate with us!
Grace Baptist Church


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


l The Potter's House
WHERE bROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
.,. Rodne G. Leaman, Pastor
850-6)9-5995)* 850-659-4588
'-' 66 Second Street Post Office Box 651 Wewahitchka, L 52+654

SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunda) School .................. 10 a.m.
Sunday Eveningworship ....... ........................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship .................. ............ 7 p.m.
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2420 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


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Petty Officer Ayers Serves Aboard Destroyer USS Buckeley


Since the events of September
11, 2001, the United States mili-
tary has been operating at a
heightened state of alert. With ter-
rorism a threat to America's mili-
tary men and women at home and
abroad, the role that U.S. Navy
destroyers play in a carrier battle
group is even more vital today
than in years past.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Mark D., Ayers, son of Billy and
Bonnie Keigans of Port St. Joe is
currently stationed on board one
of the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke
Class destroyers, USS Bulkeley
(DDG 84), which is homeported in
Norfolk, Virginia.
Named for the honorable Vice
Adm. John D. Bulkeley, USS
Bulkeley was commissioned on,
December. 8, 2001 in New York
City. The legendary Vice Adm.
Bulkeley was known as the "Sea
Wolf' during World War I for his
daring service in Europe and the
Pacific. He is also a recipient of the
Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and
other medals of heroism.
USS Bulkeley, an Arleigh
Burke class destroyer, is equipped
with state-of-the-art technology
such as AEGIS air defense
weapons system. The term AEGIS
derives from classical mythology in
which the Aegis was an impenetra-
ble shield that protected Greek
and Roman gods. The AEGIS sys-
tem is a total weapons system
designed to work from first detec-
tion by radar to the destruction of
the enemy,, and is capable of mul-
tiple operations including anti-air,
anti-surface, and anti-submarine
warfare.
The destroyer and its crew are,
tasked with the mission of protect-
ing one of the Navy's largest
assets, the aircraft carrier. The
ship must be ready when called
,upon to execute offensive opera-
tions and tor provide an effective
defense for the battle group.
"I work in communications,"
said Ayers, a 2000 graduate of
Port St. Joe High. "I'm responsible
for maintaining the ship's radar
and antenna in support of our
operations."
The destroyer's crew is com-
tposed-f-approximately-32 officers
and 348 enlisted person"iiel. As a
'newly commissidfied ship. UISS
Bulkeley provides a very unique
working environment for ,its
crewmembers. Unlike older ships
where thousands of sailors have
come and gone over the years,


Masterworks Chorale

at Gulf Coast College
The visual and Performing
Arts. Division of Gulf Coast
Community College will present
the GCCC Masterworks Chorale on.
April 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30,
p.m. in the Amelia Center Theatre
on campus.
The Chorale's -Spring concert
will include a performance of John
Rutter's recently premiered Mass
of the Children, and his jubilee cel-
ebration anthem Psalm 150. The
second half of the concert will fea-
ture American folk tunes anid spir-
ituals.
Donations are accepted for
GCCC music scholarships. For
additional information, call 872-
3886.


Heartfelt Thanks
We wish to express our heart-
felt thanks to everyone who was so
kind, caring and generous during
. our time of tragedy. Thank you
ever so much. We love you all.
-Wayne and Rae Ann Surber



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many crewmembers on board USS
Bulkeley were part of the original
crew. Known as plankowners, they
often share a camaraderie found
only in crews who worked together
to bring a ship to life.
'The best part of being sta-
tioned onboard a newly commis-
sioned ship is that all of the equip-
ment is new and within opera-
tional standards," said the 21-
year-old electronics technician.
"It's a state-of-the-art destroyer
After graduating from high"
school, all young men and women
face the monumental decision of
,what to do with their lives. For
many, choosing to serve in the
United States Navy was the best
decision they ever made.
"I joined the Navy because I
needed something positive in my
life," said the Sailor. "I chose the
Navy over other branches of serv-
ice because the Navy recruiters
were most responsive."


Whether providing a forward
deployed presence in the
Mediterranean Sea or participat-
ing in Operation Enduring
Freedom, U.S. Navy destroyers
and their crewmembers such as
those on the USS Bulkeley, will
continue to live up to the surface
warfare motto of "persuasive in
peace, decisive in war, preeminent
in, any form of conflict" for years to
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Kevin Maloy Receives ESWS Pin
on Return from Mediterranean


ET2(SW) Kevin Malloy, son of Sam and Mary Maloy of Highland
View, receives his pin during deployment on the USS DeWert.

Daughters of the American Revolution

State Conference Held in Orlando


The 101st Florida State Society
Conference Daughters of the
American Revolution was held in
Orlando in late March. The meeting
was well attended by delegates
from across the state.

Commodity

Distribution
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture surplus commodities will 'be
distributed to eligible area resi-
dents on April 22. and April 24. The
foods will be distributed at the
Washington Improvement Group
(WIG) Building, 198 Peters Street
in Port'St. Joe and the Compnunity
Building Area in Wewahitchka. The
distribution in Port St. Joe will be
on Tuesday, April 22 from. 1:00
p.m. until 3:00 p.m. ET, and the
distribution in Wewahitchka will
be on Thursday, April 24, from
12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. CT.
Recipients will receive a three
month distribution for the months
of April, May and'June. Recipients
must have a current commodity
card to receive their commodities.
Recipients are urged to bring a
large grocery bag or box to put
their commodities in. There will be
no registration at the distribution
centers. Anyone who has ques-
tions concerning their eligibility or
would like to sign up should call
229-9114, 639-5068, or come by
the Commodity Office in the Gulf
County Courthouse prior to these
dates. Wewahitchka residents may
come to the Old Courthouse in
Wewahitchka on Wednesday, April
23, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CT to certify for commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the
State-established maximum per-
centage above the poverty line for
the appropriate household size or
who can prove its eligibility for
Food Stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI), or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted as proof of
eligibility include proof of eligibility
in the above programs. As an alter-
native to providing such docu-
ments, a household may simply
complete an application giving
total household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ticipation in the program are the
same for everyone without regard
Jto race, color, national origin, age,
sex or disability.

Tutor Training
The Library Volunteers for Literacy
are holding training sessions to
prepare tutors to teach adults who
wish to improve their reading skills
or to learn to speak English.
This training is for anyone with a
desire to help someone learn to
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on genealogy, national defense,
Junior Club members, and many
other related topics.
The President General of the
National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution Linda
T. Watkins gave an outstanding
presentation and special prayers
for our armed forces. Also in atten-
dance were Chaplain General
Presley Wagoner, Tennessee State
Regent Patricia Rhoton, and Junior
Membership chairman Virginia
Storage.
In an impressive ceremony, the
Chapter Regents were led into the
Amelia-Marco Room accompanied
by pages who carried their chapter
banner for them.
Attending the conference from
Saint Joseph Bay Chapter were
Jean Heathcock and Joyce Faison.


ET2(SW) Kevin Maloy was
pinned for ESWS (Enlisted Surface
Warfare Specialist) in November of
2002. ET2(SW) Maloy received his
pin while participating in a six-
month cruise in the Mediterranean
Sea.
Maloy is the son of Sam and
Mary Maloy of Highland View and'
a 1991 graduate of Port St. Joe
High. He is stationed on the USS
DeWert, which just completed a
six-month combat deployment in
support of the war against terror-
ism. The USS DeWert returned
home to Mayport Naval Station
after being deployed in support of
Operation Active Endeavor and
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Since leaving Mayport Naval
Station in July, DeWert traveled
more than 25,000 miles, patrolled
the Mediterranean and enjoyed
port visits to Italy, Spain, Turkey
and Crete. The ship accompanied
the USS George Washington battle
group on it's journey home.
DeWert's crew participated in
numerous multinational exercises
with Navies from several NATO
nations. The ship also joined sev-
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and surface-warfare exercises as
well as Maritime Interdiction

Diabetes Clinic

and Health Fair
The Department"of Children and
Families, NHC Healthcare,
Marquis Home Health, Gulf
County Health Department and
the 'Gulf County Senior Citizens
will be conducting a free
clinic/health fair concentrating on
diabetes awareness. The clinic will
be held at the Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe on Friday,
April 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. ET.
This will be a walk in clinic. The
following tests will be conducted
by the agency health professionals:
sugar check, blood pressure
check, and cholesterol screening.
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The John C. Gainous VFW Post. #10069 and the Ladies Auxiliary had anoth-
er successful team in the Relay for Life held last weekend at Frank Pate Park. For
the second year in a row the VFW team was the only team that had a walker on
the track the full time of the Relay. They also surpassed their goal of raising money
for the American Cancer Society and beat last year's total by over $500.
The grand total turned into the American Cancer Society this year was
$1989.00. Three team members walked twenty miles and one team member over
sixty years old walked a lap for each year of his age. Of course Uncle Sam led the
team around the track for the first lap and six members of their team were in the
survivors lap. Fun was had by all who attended. Shown in the photo are some of
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By Patricia Raap
Wy is it that are tars sit n the airket for a yanr vile o0t-rs sel like c cakes? Frustrated
sellers will blame a bad market, while a good real estate professional will tell you that many times, a
slow sale is often attributed to the listing price.
If a home is overpriced, buyers will stay away. But, if the price is competitive with similar homes
in the area and "shows" better than the competition, it will have a better chance of being sold quick-
ly.
The secret is perfecting a technique that's as American as apple pie: comparative shopping.
Although comparing houses with different styles, square-footages and locations is challenging,
real estate professionals still feel it's one of the best methods to use when determining a home's mar-
ket value.
A responsible real estate agent will effectively" evaluate a home's worth through a process
known as Comparative Marketing Analysis (CMA). Taking a look at assets, such as a swimming pool,
bigger than normal living spaces, a fantastic view, adjacent city parks and other attractions, the agent
will begin to compare your home with similar properties, called comparablees" that have sold in the
area within the last six months. Typically, the agent is able to recommend a realistic price range that
will ensure you top dollar and a reasonably
However, factors such as the amount of time needed to sell your home can alter the agent's
price recommendation dramatically.
Typically, people should check with real estate offices in the community to determine the typi-
cal duration that listings are on the market. Sales associates will explain that the marketing "norms"
vary with prices and properties. Based on this criteria, the agent feels confident that he or she will'
be able to sell it for a price that both you and the buyer will be happy with. However, if you're under
time constraints because of unexpected job changes or moving agreements you've made on anoth-
er property, this will narrow your chances of selling the home for top dollar in the market.
Assuming you have sufficient time to market the home, here are a few.small steps you and your
agent can take to finding the right price for your property.
The best comparisons can be made with similar homes that have been sold within the last 45
days as opposed to the standard six months. Any longer and other factors, such as the economy,
could cloud your view of how much your home is really worth.
Another good benchmark is to review the selling prices of homes that have just been sold and
are pending closes. Most MLS services provide information on deals pending that most real estate
agents should be able to shore with you..
A good rule of thumb before setting a price is to make 20 comparisons of comparable proper-
ties within a one-mile radius of your house. Once completed you can feel comfortable that the price
you've picked is a good gauge of the home's worth and won't discourage qualified buyers.
Being open and honest about what you see as the home's greatest strengths and biggest weak-
nesses will also help an agent get a better feel for how to best evaluate (or assess) and market your
home. Think of your home as if you were the buyer. If your home is listed at the right price, you're
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Sheriff's Beat
April 3: Benjamin Nobles, 27,
of Marianna, possession of mari-
juana; Christy Johnson, 32, of Port
St. Joe, worthless checks; Allen
O'Neal, 19, of Apalachicola, VOCC-
sale of controlled substance.
April 4: James Thomas Henley,
46, of Wewahitchka, DUI; David
McCullough, 28, of St. George
Island, VOP-aggravated assault
(GA); Julia Joyner, 28, of St. George
Island, DWLSR; Timothy Turbessi,
43, of Port St. Joe, grand theft.
April 5: Williard Bryant, 73, of
Wewahitchka, aggravated battery;
Twalia Tiller, 26, of Port St. Joe,
DWLSR, resisting without violence.
April 6: Rebecca Douglas, 19,
of Mexico Beach, DWLSR, FTA-
DWLSR; Peter Murry, 27, of Port
St. Joe, FTA-DWLSR, DWLSR.
April 7: David W. Brackin, 60,
of Panama City, worthless checks;
Jonathan Pace, 25, of Apalachicola,
DWLSR, possession marijuana.
April 9: Christopher W.
McLemore, 22, of Panama City,
criminal mischief; James Coyman,
40, of Panama City, VOP-battery.'
April 10: Clifton L. Mason, 43,
of Southport, FTA-no boat registra-
tion; Frank. Early, 32, of
Wewahitchka, no fishing license.
April 11: Stephine Steward, 21,
of New Port Richie, VOP-possession
cocaine; Michael Barfield, 19, of
Blountstown, possession marijua-
na; Kelly Shaw, 23, of Blountstown,
possession marijuana; Steven
Shaw, 31, of Blountstown, posses-
sion marijuana; John Russo, 31, of
Panama City Beach, possession
marijuana; John Swindell, Jr., 47,
of. Southport, possession marijua-
na.
April 12: Shannon Causey, 22,
of Wewahitchka, possession mari-
juana; Joseph Sketoe, 27, of
Wewahitchka, possession crack
cocaine; John B. Lynn, of White
City, possession crack cocaine;
Tony E. Hinds, 31, of Panama City,
DUI, DWLSR, possession parapher-
nalia.
April 13: Christopher
Stembridge,. 31, of Mexico Beach,
possession cocaine.
April -14: Richard Allen Causey,
36, of Kinard, VOP-possession
marijuana (Calhoun County).
April 15: Benjamin Causey, 33,
of Wewahitchka, FTA DWLSR, FTA
reckless driving.

PSJ Police Beat
April 4: Julia M Joyner. 28, of
St. George Island was arrested for
driving while license suspended.


April 8: Jonathan G. Pace, 25,
of Apalachicola was arrested for
operating a vehicle with suspended
license. Upon further investigation,
Pace was found to be in possession
of marijuana and drug parapherna-
lia.

Cleared of Charges
Andrew W. Frasure was cleared
of grand theft charges in the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court
case entitled State of Florida versus
Andrew W. Frasure.
The state, by and through the
Assistant State Attorney,
announced a nolle prosequi in the
case for the following reasonss: The
victim had given the defendant per-
mission previously to transfer
money from his account and had no
objection to him transferring money
for this transaction.
Assistant State Attorney Brian
Hill executed the nolle prosequi
order on March 28.

Gulf Retired

Educators Meeting
The Gulf- County Retired
Educators Association will meet
Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. ET.at
Sister's Restaurant. Special guests
will be the newly retiring educators
in the county.
Members who have not made a
reservation should do so by calling
Dot Barlow at 229-8047 by
Thursday, April 17. A dinner choice
of chicken, tuna, shrimp or pasta
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By Warren Floyd
Welcome to this week's edition
of the column that is St. Joe Middle
School news. As always, last week
was filled with excitement, tension
and a full schedule for students. As
everyone else, our students watch
anxiously as the war unfolds,
exchanging stories of brothers, sis-
ters, fathers and kinfolk who have
gone to fight for our country. Even
as eighth graders study American
history and the fight for independ-
ence and our freedom they see a
similar war fought by our own
American troops in the present.
In other news, our middle
school girl's softball team suffered
a mild setback in the Bristol game.
Their 22 to 10 loss behind them,
the girls are sure to get some wins
from here on. After defeating Wewa
in a 3-0 game on Friday, our high
school baseball team also ran the
tally up in their game against
Marianna as they scored 14 runs,
only to be outscored by four'in the
18-14 game.
The Beta and SGA clubs had
the gift which they paid for sent to
the terminally ill patient this week.
His wish was an inlaid guitar'
which was purchased (along with
accessories) with the accumulated
funds of over $1,600. The patient
was supposed to come and meet


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FROM
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School will not be held on
Friday, April 18 and Monday, April
21. Happy Easter!
Progress reports for our final
grading.period will be sent home on
April 23. If you would like to sched-
ule a parent/teacher conference,,
please call 227-1221.
Our annual Career Week will
take place the week of May 12-16.
Our annual Awards Day
Programs will be held on the fol-
lowing days: May 19 kinder-
garten; May 20 first grade; May
21 second grade; May 22 third
and fourth grades.
Our Fifth Grade Graduation
will be held on May 22 at 6:00 pm
in the gym.


The students shown above are :
peacebuilders for this week at Port,
St. Joe Elementary School: Front
row left to right: 1st grade-Alyssa
,Davis; Kindergarten-Shanaiya Addi-'
son; Pre-K-Trenton Lewis. Back row
left to right: 5th grade-Patrick
Roup-Mullen; 3rd grade-Vanessa
Lambright; 2nd grade-Paul Potts;
4th grade-Tyler Saucier (not avail-
able for picture)


Parents as

Teachers

Conference
Homeschool parents and par-
ents who are thinking of home-'
schooling their children are invited
to the first annual Parents as
Teachers Conference to be held on
Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to
noon at the historic Chautauqua
Building in DeFuniak Springs. The
cost is free and all who attend will
receive a continental breakfast, free
homeschool magazines, and a
chance to win door prizes including
new curriculum and other home-
school related items.
Workshop topics include:
Introduction to Homeschooling;
Where is Your Homeschool
Headed?; Putting it all Together;
Putting Together a. Portfolio; and
Homeschooling Through High
School. A question and answer
panel discussion will also be
offered.
Guest speakers include:
Sharon Wilharm,. author of
Patchwork Primers Homeschool
Unit Studies; Debra Cogburn, lead
reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse
Magazine; Toni Wilson, state direc-
tor for Educational Explorations;
Karen Johnson and daughters,
sponsors of the area's homeschool
prom; and DeFuniak Springs
homeschoolers. Sponsors for the
conference include: Florida Antique
Mall, Patchwork Primers,
Educational Explorations, The Old
Schoolhouse Magazine.
Homeschooltees. co'm, and
DeFuniak Springs Homeschoolers.'
For more information or to register
visit the website at www.home-
school.vze.com or call 850-951-
0399.


our students and receive the gift
from our clubs, but was unable to
due to his condition. Instead the
guitar was sent to him. All of us
wish him the best of luck.
As students hurry to turn in
permission slip forms this week, all
parents be sure to eighth grade
stop and read a minute about the
?? grade field trip. Although we
leave early in the morning, we are
to be some of the first students to
travel to this space simulation cen-
ter where students get to interact
with real space apparatus and
watch a show in an Imax theatre -
a movie theatre much larger than
any movie theatre, containing mind
blowing graphics and sound quali-
ty. Also all 8th grade students are
requested to attend the class
schedule meeting on the 15th. If
you do not attend your schedule
will be decided for you.
Our student's accomplish-
ments in science continue to make
us proud. This past weekend Olivia
Lamberson, a 7th grade student
from PSJMS, represented our
school and all of Gulf County at the
48th Annual Science and
Engineering Fair of Florida in
Jacksonville. Olivia came away
with a second place win in the
Junior Division Botany Category.
Way to go, Olivial


by Carla J.
Hey guys, welcome to this
week's edition of Shark Talk. I hope
everyone had a fun and safe Spring
break. I hate to be the bearer of
bad news, but progress reports
come out on April 23. On the bright
side, there will be no school April
18 or 21.
'On April 22, Mrs. Comforter's
class will perform Cinderella. They
have worked very hard, and it is
sure to be an excellent perform-
ance.
Seniors, the picnic has been.
rescheduled to April 25. Don't for-
get your sun block.
I will now enclose a letter from
Mr. Early:
Dear Parents:
On Saturday, April 19, 2003,
Port St. Joe High School will host
the prom at the Centennial
Building. In an effort to insure the
safety of our students and-,,Abheir,
guests, the staff in conjunction
with the local law enforcement
agencies will take precautions to


grass/old time country band cen-
tered in the north Florida area will
be returning to the Dixie Theatre
stage Saturday, April 19 at 8:00
p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10.00, general admis-
sion, no reservations necessary.
Performing smoking' Florida
bluegrass music is the group's
specialty. Featuring hot instru,
mental prowess with the tradition-
al vocal styles, this group has
been setting standards, gospel


On April 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. (EST) the Gulf/Franklin
Center will register students for the
Summer 'A and B semesters,
Students may also register for the
Fall 2003 term at this time.
The Summer A semester, runs
from May 12 to June 21. Late reg-
istration for Summer A is on ,May
12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Summer B semester runs from
June 23 to August 2. Students
may register for Summer B on
June 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Late registration for Summer


insure student safety.
Please remember that posses-
sion of or being under the influence
either of alcohol or drugs is both
illegal and a "Zero Tolerance"
offense. Any student found in vio-
lation of this policy/law will be
dealt with accordingly.
It is our desire that all-stu-
dents will have a' safe and memo-
rable prom.
Sincerely,
Chris Earley
Have fun, but be safe. Well,
until next time, bye.


PSJ Project
Graduation
There will be a Project
Graduation meeting on Monday,
April 21 at 5:30 p.m. ET Tm the
High ,School Commons Area, All
parents of the class of 2003 are
urged to attend this very important
meeting.


NOTICE OF SMALL SCALE MAP

AMENDMENT LAND USE
CHANGE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
proposes to adopt by ordinance the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-
AN) ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR
SMALL-SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO
AUTHORITY UNDER STATE STATUTES SECTION
163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANGING PARCEL ID
#6315-OOOR, 5.00 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PAR-
CEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF GOV-
ERNMENT ORIGINAL LOT 1, SECTION 23, TOWN-
SHIP 9 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FROM' MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL TO AGRICULTURAL PROVIDING AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.

A Public Hearingron this ordinance will be held at the
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners meet-
ing on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST, in
the Gulf County Commission Meeting Room at the
Gulf County Court House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A copy of the ordinance is
available for inspection at the Gulf County Court
House in the Clerk's Office.
All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the
meeting to be heard regarding the consideration of
the comprehensive plan amendment ordinance.


Publish April 17, 2003


B is June 23 and 24.
The Fall Semester runs from
August 20 to December 19.
Students may register early for the
Fall session April 16 and 17.
For information, call 227-
9670. The Gulf/Franklin Center is
the local campus of Gulf Coast
Community College. It is located at
3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St.
Joe.

Realtors Attend
Legislative Day
Lisa Hambrick Varona, Broker
of Hambrick Realty, Inc. partici-
pated in the Florida Association.of
Realtors (FAR) annual Legislative
Day visit to Tallahassee.
Varona, a member of the
Franklin & South Gulf County
Realtor Association, was one of
approximately 1,000 FAR mem-
bers visiting the Capitol on
Wednesday, April 9.
During the visit, Realtors met
with state legislators to discuss
tax 'and budget issues, real estate
license laws, insurance issues,
preserving affordable housing
trust funds, and other real estate
related issues.
The Florida Association of
Reactors, the voice for real estate
in Florida, provides programs,
services, ongoing education,
research and legislative represen-
tation to its 90,000:members in 70
local boards / associations
throughout the state.


tunes


from the 1920s and 1930s, Merle
Haggard guitar tunes, hammer
dulcimer hoe-downs and scorch-
ing double banjo selections.
Versatility is the group's strong
point. The four members original-
ly hail from 'Michigan, Indiana,
Virginia and Tallahassee, Florida,
Talk about diversity! They
come together to create a unique
blend of string music that is excit-
ing to watch and listen to.


GCCC Gulf/Franklin

Summer Registration


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning
and Development Review Board" (PDRB)
meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 10:00
a.m. EST, and at the Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Both public hearings will be held in the
BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The
public hearings will be to discuss and act
on the following:
Variance Gilbert McKinstry Parcel ID
#3840-OOOR Requesting a variance for
overhang of 6" into side setback
Applications may be reviewed at the
Building and Planning Department, Room
301 'in the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL.
The public is encouraged to attend and be
heard on these matters. Information prior to
the meeting can be viewed at the Planning
and Building Department at 1000 Costin
Blvd., Room 301.




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Bringing The War Home: The
war in Iraq is perhaps the most tel-
evised war in history. America sits
in the comfort of, its own homes
watching as soldiers strive to bring
freedom to an oppressed nation. We
watch with mixed emotions as we
see a nation rejoice as Saddam
Hussein's regime crumbles. The
media has been filled of late with
scenes of celebrating Iraqi citizens
destroying icons and statues of an
unworthy leader.
Pictured here is one of our ded-
icated soldiers with a portion of a
downed statue. U.S. Air Force Tsgt.
Dennis Ray Parrish, Jr., deployed
out of Duke Field, e-mailed this
photo to his family in
Wewahitchka, his wife Amy and
children Kyle, Destanie and Tyler.
In addition to Kyle, several other
WES students have parents and
* loved ones involved in the conflict.
These children, who are duly proud
of their family, also feel an acute
uneasiness amplified by the exten-


Principal Tim Wilder of Port St.
Joe Elementary School announced
the names of students who have
earned the distinction of being
named to the honor roll.
1st Grade All A's: Benjamin
Bridges, Tristan Brown, Amy
Butler, Tamara Chambers, Alyssa
Davis, Matthew Jackson, Brittany
King, Drew Lacour, Cailyn
LaPlante, Andre Le, Nicholas
Lewis, Kayla Lindsey, Ashlin
Morgan, Kaleb Odom, Sydney
Owens, Morgan Palmer, Anastasya
Paul, MaKayla Ramsey, Sawyer
Raffield, Emily Shanahan,
Anastasia. Thomason, Dantasia
Welch, Hunter Zaniewski.
1st Grade A's and B's: Jared
Cadorna, Tia Chambers, Annalisa
Childress, Marquida Comeaux,
April Darnell, Katie Davis,
Heather Faircloth, .Christa Fox,
Brandon Hall, Zachary Harper,
Jessica Jackson, Austen
McKei L-L.p. Kelsey Miles, Adam,
Miller, Antonio Moree, James Pate,
Bryan Powell, Makeffna Rogers,
Devin Strickland, Madi Williams.
2nd Grade All. A's: Skysja
Adams, Sophie Adsit, Javarri
Beachum, Alyssa Catha, Carley
Clements, Jackie Collinsworth,
Jaclyn Kerigan, Taylor Lamm,
Jennifer McLemore, Olivia Moree,
Brittnee Peak, Hayden Renshaw.


2nd Grade A's and B's: Samuel
Buccieri, BreAnna Causey,
Jackson Combs, Brhiannan Cook,
Tyler Fleischmann, Colby Gentry,
.Skye Hunter, Kaitlyn Jackson,
Earl-Brian Knobel, Decorian North,
Trevor Papineau, Alyssa Parker,
Brittany Parkersoh, Tanyaneka
Pittman, Britniey Rich, Laura
Schekenbach, Cierra Scoggins,
Tucker Smith, Lexi Strickland,
Quanesha Thomas, Jeremy
Thompson, Ethan Whittington,
McKenzie Wood, Tyler Worley,
Ramello Zaccaro.
3rd Grade All A's: Katie
Gardner, Michelle Hiscock, Avery
Little, Jenny Miles, Daniel Neal,
Natalie Wood.
3rd Grade A's and B's: Blaine
Bush, C.J. Butts, Connor Clark,
Ashton Davis, Alyson Harvey,
Jessica Hopper, Jared Kelley,
Montana Kilpatrick, Katie Lacour,
Trevor Land, Luke Leonard, Ryan
.-Liffick, Joseph Love, Daniel May,
Jacob McCroan, Autumn Merriel,
Sarah Pippin, Joe Rish, Ashleigh
Rouse, Lacey Strickland, Erin
White, John Whitfield, Kaley
Wilder.
4th Grade All A's:, Evan
Brumbaugh, Lilla Dykes, Megan
Gannon, Dylan Hester, Jazmin
Kennedy, Charlotte, Murnan,
Davida Odom, Erica Protsman,


News Column.
. Faith Christian School


TSgt. Dennis Ray Parrish, Jr.
/ ;
sive media coverage the war is
receiving. The American people
have rallied and are holding our
armed services up in prayer, but we
would like to ask you to remember
these youngsters who are also vic-
tims of unstable times. Thank you.


The Science Fair was held last
Friday, April 11. Students in grades
five through ten competed for hon-
ors after spending much time on
the selection, investigation and cre-
ation of their projects. The award
for first place went to Trevor Burch
for his exhibit and explanation on a
type of filter system used in marine
aquariums. The title was "Protein
Skimmers." Second place went to
Rachel Thayer for her project,
"Magnification," using liquids.
Jessica Sarmiento was awarded
third place for her study, 'Tooth
Decay."
All the projects were interest-
ing, and the participants explained
the pictures, notes and results to
the judges and visitors. We appreci-
ate the time and effort of our judges
Kathe Jones, Tommy Pitts and
Roger Bradley. I
The Stanford 10 Achievement
Tests were administered this past
week to students in K-5 through
grade 10. The results will be
returned to the school and to the
parents by the end of May.
We want to add a little to our
results of the Field Day activities.
Grade three won six of the seven
events on the 'Field Day and


received the trophy and third place
ribbons. Second place was a tie
between Zach's team, grades five
and six, and Miss Terri's kinder-
garten team. Trevor's team won
third place. The over-all winner of
the spirit week, which included
many activities in addition to the
Field Day, was Mrs. Sarmiento's
class, grades 5-6. They will get to
hang the big lion rug outside their
door until another class wins the
honor some future year.
No doubt you have noticed a lot
of dirt being added and moved
around on the north side of the
school. The foundation is being
laid, andiwe are well on the way to
having a basketball court for our
students. We owe our thanks to the
hard work' of the PTF, especially
Philip and Kathe Jones and Bill
and Sandie Kennedy. A special

Musical Theatre Students.

to Present Cinderella
The musical theatre students
of Port St. Joe High School will be
presenting their adaptation of the
cartoon version of Cinderella on
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in
the high school commons area.
The cast includes Danielle
Barnes as Cinderella; Jeremy
Couch as the Prince; Megan
Shiver, Brittany Crocker, and
Ashley McAlister, as the stepmoth-
er and evil stepsisters; Tom Boone
as the King; Troy DeVoy as the
Duke; Tommy Curry, Jimmy
Foster, Mark Higgins and Moses
Medina as the footmen and King's
guards; Michelle Perrin as the
Fairy Godmother, Haley York as
the Queen; Elicia Edmonis and
Lindsey Dimitrijevech as the
babysitter and child and others.
For the second year, Charla
Atkins will be serving as the stu-
dent director. Amy Sasnett, stage
manager, will be assisting Charla
backstage. This production is
under the direction of Ann
Comforter.
All children, elementary and
middle school students will be
admitted free with adult supervi-
sion. Adult tickets will be $2.00 at
the door. After the program is fin-
ished, there will be a photo oppor-
tunitj with the cast so bring your
camera.


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Caitlin Rich, Tiara Smith.
4th Grade A's and B's: Jared
Arnold, Torie Burgess, Kristi Davis,
Emily Dykes, Sara Fields,
Christopher Foxworth, Zack
Hunter, Simeon Jones, Luke
Linton, Lindsay Martin, Catherine
McNeill, Russell Miller, Sarah
Murnan, Reis Nelson, Samantha
Nicodemus, Marquez Quinn,
Roman Quinn, Anna Redman,
Darien Samuelson, Julia Scheffer,
Haley Smith, Levi Strickland,
Cassie Tullis, Samantha
Valladares, Chase Watford, Justin
Whittington.
5th Grade All A's: C.J. Abert,
Kodi Blackwell, Jessica Brake,
Chris Cochran, Stephen Denton,
Chellsey O'Neill, Kayla Parker,
Melanie Raffield, Chelsey Walker.
5th Grade A's and B's: Tori
Avent, Jacie Ball, Jonna Ball, Wells
Chapman, Cody Clerk, Jacob
Combs, Allen Dykes, Chelsea
Flanagan, Cynthia Floyd, Rebecca
Furr. Megan Gentry, Angela
G.riTin, Raven Harris, Sara
Hoffman, Trey Humphrey, Miranda
Kilbourn, Shane Knox', Ashley
Lacour, Ashleigh Lewis, Elisa
Liegel, Tyler Lowe, Marques
Myricks, Jaylen Pittman, Jordan
Plair, Cody Robinson, Tyler
Ropelis, Nathan Tarantino, Kasie
Thompson, Amelia Warriner.


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(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





For Rent: 1 drm.
Apartment, cfta style,
great l IN306f month.
1619 rt- Monument Ave.
Call (706) 965-2445 or beep-
er (423) 819-3240. ltp4/17.
For Rent: New 3 bdrm 2 bath
in Mexico Beach. $975 +
Deposit -long term lease
walking distance to beach.
(850)907-9572. 2tp4/10
Retail office space. 900 sq/ft
at 302-B Reid Ave. 639-3600
tfc4/3
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. trc4/3
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 Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment.
washer/ dr'er hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. trc4/3


2 bedroom 2 bath double
wide, huge fenced lot, 2450
Park Ave., Highland View.
Call 850-648-4042.
2tc 4/17
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. 4/10

FOR RENT: Large 3/2
Gulf view home on C-30
near Indian Pass Raw Bar.
Avail. 6-1. 4900/month.
First, last, sec. & refs.
653-1675. ltc 4/17







Large roll top desk, oak,
computer designed. $350
647-3100. 2tp4/10
For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. tfc4/3
Striped Loveseat: $110 New,
229-8911. ltp4/17
Beige sofa with small blue &
rust flower design with
matching chair, $100 obo.
Love seat, blue with wood
trim, $75 or best offer. 648-
4041. It 4/17
GE side-by-side refrigerator,
water & ice in door, 25 cu. ft.
$400 obo-229-1301. ltc4/17
Small La-Z-Boy sofa with flo-
ral tapestry print in rich
tones, $300 great condition;
Round glass coffee table,.
$50; Space saver pro form 9-
30 electronic pull resistance
exercise machine, $75. Call
227-1795. ltp4/17
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc4/3






Garage/Moving Sale, April
19th, from 8 a.m. till ? Lots
of antiques. 2109 Palm Blvd.
ltp 4/17

112 Bay St., St. Joe Beach.
Saturday, April 19,. 9-4.
Clothes, bedding, knick
knacks, linens, lawn mower
(rider), tools, pictures, toys,
baby play pen, PV mixing
board, XR700C, baby bounc-
ing saucer, videos. ltp4/17
Pre-Moving Sale, Saturday,
April 19th, Everything must
go. 2502 Hwy. 98, Mexico
Beach. Itp 4/17
Carport Sale; Sat., April
19th, 8 CST till. Behind 310
Fortner .(Florida Ave.). If rain,
on front porch. Cleaning out!
Lots of stuff! ltp4/17


Dockside Cafe now accept-
ing applications for all
positions. Apply in person.
9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a,m. 2,p/.io
Seeking Introductory 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.
tfc4/10

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 position, 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: 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
application at The Star
Publishing Company, 209
Reid Ave. tfc4/3
Part Time, Full -time
Cashier apply in .pIrson
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Blas; good pay, gas.
allowance. 229-8775 tfc4/10
DRIVER TRAINEES NEED-
EDI Covenant needs tractor
trailer drivers NOW1 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
Customer Service, Stocking
inventory, answering phones
and other miscellaneous
office related duties. Person
with computer skills and
working knowledge of office'
products desired. Send
resume to The Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or'
drop by The Star office at 209
Reid Ave. 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, Hosfoi-d,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc4/3
Now Hiring Receptionist
/Reservation agent and
Sales agent. Experience pre-
ferred. Requires weekend
duty. Fax resumes to Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
648-5779. tfc4/3
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave;, Port St. Joe.
tfc4/3
Our business is growing
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
, 850-670-5995. tfc4/3
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
Now taking applications for
seasonal and full time posi-
tion. All positions available.
Good pay and benefits to
motivated persons. Apply at
The Fish House Restaurant.
t, fc4/3

Established Bread Routes
open in the Port St. Joe
area. Looking for motivated
individuals with good work
ethic. Clean driving record
-and good credit required. Will
train. $500-$700 weekly. Fax
resume' to (229)226-2351
.- 2tc4/17


Home Adventures

Positions Available

Furniture Store Manager

Sales Manager

Salesperson

Experience in resort a Furniture Sales.
Not afraid 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


is now hiring for the following
positions: CNA;s, 2 (FT 7-3
M-f, Charge: Nurse, Weekend
Baylor. $500 Sign on bonus
offered. Apply to 220 Ninth
St., Port St. Joe. fc,4/17
Child Care. Sitter needed in
Mexico Beach. Full time, very
flexible. Please leave a mes-
sage at 648-2292. 2tp 4/17
Positions open in Mexico
Beach. Front desk reserva-
tions and housekeeping at
the Driftwood Inn. Please
come in to pick up an appli-
cation. 2tp 4/17
First Baptist Church is seek-
ing (30 hrs. per week_ custo-
dian position.' -Apply at
church office, 102 third
Street, 227-1552. Itc 4/17
Opening soon: Sea Level
Cafe. All positions available.
Submit applications at the
Wonder Bar, St. Joe Beach
647-9920.
Sltfc4/17

Wonder Bar hiring
Waitresses. Call 647-9920 or
come by. tfc4/3
Local. manufacturer seeking
profit oriented, motivated
individuals for inside sales.
people skills, organizational
skills. & self discipline a
must. Sales experience a
plus. Weekly base plus gen-
erous commission. Will ser-
vice existing accounts andl
develop new sales territo-
ries: No travel necessary. Full
time only. ,Mail resume to
P.O. Box 373, Port St. Jow,
FL 32457, or call (850)227-
2057 for appointment.
5tc4/17

Resource Development
Director
Area's top nonprofit, United
Way, of Northwest Florida,


seeks :x'ceptjonal person to
organize. develop and focus
community capacity in
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, and Washington
Counties. Assist with State
Employees consolidated giv-
ing campaign in the above
counties, plus Bay County.
Associates degree or equiva-
lent and 2 year's nonprofit,
marketing, or community or
resource development experi-
ence preferred. This is a full
time position base in Panama
City. Salary: DOE.
This, is a drug free, EOE
employer. Submit resume
and references to: UWNWFL,
PO Box 586, Panama City, FL
32402
2tc4/17

Customer Sales and Service






Representative
GT Com, a Total Communications
Company Provider In Northwest Florida,
has Immediate openings for qualified
Customer Sales and Service
Representatives In their P.-. iSi .I..r,
Florida call center. Successful candi-
dates will be accountable for meeting or
exceeding established revenue goals,
have the ability to complete accurate
order documentation and data entry,
provide excellent customer service and
work effectively in a team environment.
Minimum 2 yr. college degree or equiva-
lent required with prior call center sales
-..r,,: n':r..,: .j1.. ]r:,
w.: ,.,':r i ....fTi.tative salary and behe-
fits package including 401K and imme-
diate healthcare. Please respond in con-
fidence, via mail or fax to: Susan
Machemer, Human Resources Manager,
GTCom, P.O. Box 220, Port St. Jooe,
Florida, 32457. Fax: 850-229-8689.
EOE/MFDV



Work with a great team out
on Cape San' Blas. We are
Scallop Cove, BP, a small
convenience store that caters
to tourists during the sum-
mer. We have cashier posi-
tions open to full time and/or
part time employment begin-
ning now through the sum-
iner. We offer possibility of
permanent emplovrment .with
benefits and guaranteed
work hours through the win-
ter. We require' dependable,
reliable, honest, individuals
with a pleasant attitude and
transportation to get you to
and from work and in return
we offer above average pay
for the area. We will train but
experience on a cash register
is desirable, the winning
applicants will also receive a
substantial bonus if they
work through the Labor Day
holiday. Please call Jill Davis
at 227-1573 to find ut if we
are right for each other
3tc4/27

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
2tc4/10

Now Hiring All positions,
part time or full time. Must
be at least 18 years old and
experienced. Apply in person
at Russo's in the Flour Mill
Bakery at 226 Reid Ave.
Between 2 6 p.m. Mon. -
Sat. No phone calls please.
ltc 4/17

Reservationist/feceptionist
full time position including
Saturday computer experi-
ence helpful, salary DOE.
Call Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty, Inc. at 648-5767. Itc
' C4/17 n t
BafSt. Joseph Care Center


GU DIESEL SERVICE C. Enterprises 202"Reid Avenue
GULF DIESEL SERVICE Fl.t St.32
Diesel Engine Repair 850-227-9414
Phone -J Mobile \ F
850 850
85 '85 oadioShack
229-8651 227-8024 Authorized Sales Center



Call 227-1278 to Place

Your Classified Ad!


MINI STORAGE
Oft 2US Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400oo 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.cmon


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
SCarpeting Laundry facilities

SYVoice/TTrY Access
(352) 472-3952 1z


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
231l1 6 899-3665


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-.-227- 1 71

Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment







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


a5xl0 I0xl0 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


I iRMAUR s Satellite
Service & Antennas ,
S 633 .Georgia Ave,, Port St. ne, FL 32456
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


CLOCK REPAIR
lid or New Annivrsar Clocks
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165


COSTIN'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 COASTAL STEAMWAY
Windows Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
Insured sio n D enab In our 23rd Year'We don't cut corners.
Home Office Construction Rentals We cla them. Best equipment on the market.
Conmmerni al -Restorati'c cleaning
Leslie Burkett Callfor free estimate now
H: 827-2657 647-3834













S Tom Parker

) Over 30 Years Experience

647.2700


327 Balboa Street, St Joe Beach
13tp4/10


Smiley's Detailing


Self Service Car Wash
W. ash *Wax
Shampoo Armor-all
405 Baltzell Avenue
Port St. Joe
(Corner of 4th Street &Baltzedl)
227-9353
2pa/3


.. I P,.M


D&D QUALITY

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


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


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


RElIEiAL-





Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 2 850-227-6131
UmUM A a M nnod(Cn-OaN)


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWA LLS
BOARDWALKS .. ... Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS .-. ) :l s I Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *

OUR DOCKS SURVIVED I r DOESN'T
M www.larryjoecolson.com

Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


Seeking General Manager
The St. George Plantation Owners' Association, a private gated community
0.r., a G,, ... :.Jlj, ;,:''1;. r.r..l '"on il generall M? lnager'ivwh'' will
:.j ': ,.. l i',:: r .1, ..p-.ec r...-. r .F:,:..- r, unity b1 iAes ~ and
crfj... .i.il, Bo .od of D i,:'. o re n i,: Ih ...:ai l community:
The ideal candidate will have a college degree and/or a minimum of five
years experience of successful management of people, finances and
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, e-mail
address and references to the Search Committee:
S.he Si Geo-ce Planiijio>n Owners' Association
'A Inimn GM Search Committee
P(- B.:.\ ,s.'- .
E '.rp:. i. FL 23.
or b., electr.n:.,iu, .ubmriiing a single pd( file of the entire package to
security@stgeorgeplantation.com
with the title "GM Application" in the Subject Header line.
Website: httpi//www.stgeorgeplantatibn.com


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2003 PAGE 11B


Found: Female Lab
of GTCom 1st Strc
229-6140 or 227-61
have information.

Lost/Missing from v
nursing home. Young
months old male, n
Black with white p
stomach. Very friend.
seen on Tuesday,
Please call 229-897
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Small Engine Re
Parts, Blades, En
Jobie Barfield 639




-I

EASY LAND HOM
rates low down. C
9303 or 527-1463.

Blow-Out Speciall
Doublewides. NO Re
Offer Refused. Ca]
763-4266.


UPGRADE YOUR
HOME with a new h
zone constructed
wide, little or nothing
pocket. Call Frank ft
522-9303 or 5
nights & weekends.

USED HOMES AVA
NOWI Perfect started
or'fish camps. Prices
just $9495 setup ar
ered. Call me toll
(888)324-1514
Williams.

DOWN PAYMENT
TANCE Gov. loans
tie or nothing dc
mobile home, lar
improvements;, 2-
rooms. Call 522-9
527-1463.

2 Land/Home Pkg
to live,.ijp RIGHT N
Down, 3 & 4 Brms.
qualify W.A.C. Call
(888)324-1514 or 7
local

FIRST TIME BUYE
little as $500 dov
years on job, no der
it. Call Mr. Action
9300 or 527-1463 ni

NEW ZONE III -
WIDES At discount
No money down. C
522-9300 or 850-52'
tfc4/3


in front ZERO DOWN is what many
eet. Call customers qualify for on new
11 if you double wide with land and
ltp4/17 improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc4/3
vicinity of
ng cat, 8 MUST SELLII New 4
neutered. BR/2BA, Water View, 2000+
aws and sq. ft., 15k under appraisal.
dly. Last 624-3618 anytime. ltc4/17
April .8.
78 if no New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
ge. bath, air, heat, professionally
ltc4/17 set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
S9300. tfc4/3

Retirement, SSI or disabili-
ty income only? Tired of
throwing money away on
rent? $1,000/mo minimum
national" income to qualify. Stop pay-
Bible ing someone else's mortgage
Course. for them Call (888)324-
!come a 1514, ask for D.C. and move
ng else in your new home in less
address than 3 weeks! Itc4/17
Box 929,
32465 or Immaculate 3 bedroom/
uest to 2bath double wide in friendly
s.net subdivision of Mexico Beach.
tfc4/3 Fireplace, skylights, new
appliances. wired for inter-
epair net. Call Mary Blackburn at
igines Crystal Sands at Crystal
9-3600 Sands Realty, Inc. (850)896-
tfc4/3 5222. 3tp4/17

Vested interest home Selling
below Appraisal! 4 Bedroom,
2 Bath DIx. Home/land
package. Possible 0 down.
Just make the payments.
E Low W.A.C..(850)625-031.1.
;all 522- ltc4/17
tfc4/3
NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
3-2003 includes delivery & setup,
asonable etc. loaded with all the bells
11 Vance & whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfc4/3
ltc4/17
New special order 16x80. 3
OLD bedroom, 2 Bath. Set, deliv-
iurricane ered with A/C. $30,995 or
double $500 down, payments as low
ig out of as $345 per month. Call
or details (850)763-4266 Vance
27-1463 ltc4/17
tfc4/3
SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
JLABLE CIAL FINANCING. Easy
:r homes Qualifying, Low down, Low
s start at Low Payments. Mr. Action @
nd deliv- 522-9303 days or 527-1463
l-free at nights. tfc4/3
D.C. For Sale By Owner. 4 bed-
Itc4/17 room, 2bath, Land/home
package. 0 down-Just make
ASSIS- the payments. W.A.C 625-
with lit- 0311 ltc4/17
own on
nd and RENTERS WANTED! Own a
5 bed- home for .what you pay for
9300 or rent OR LESSI Call (850)763-
tfc4/3 4266 or (888)324-1514 and
ask for D.C.
gs-Read .
4OW. SO In _town, on city lot: New dou-
eqsy to ble wide.land home package.
d.C. at ready to move Ln. Possible 0-
63-4266 down. Payments as low as
ltc4/17 $589 a month. Call Vance
763-4266. l, tc4/17
RS As
wn, two PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
og. cred- ing down on new turn key
@ 522- double wides up to 5 bed-
ghts. rf s rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call. 522-9300 or 527-1463.
DOUBLE tfc4/3
t prices.
all 850- New land/home, package:
7-1463. Ready 10 Acres on Silverlake
Rd. New 32x80 4 bedroom, 2


LOST &

FOUND I


MOBILE

HOMI=ES


bath. 0 down. Customer has
paid for deposit and survey.
Payments as low as $720 per
month. Call (850)625-0311
ltc4/17

Used 84 Model 14x56.
Totally refurbished $9,400
set-up and delivered. Call
Vance 763-4266.
ltc4/17

New 1500 sq. ft. Home-
3BR/2BA- Ready to occupy
right NOW1 $0 down, E-Z
payments. Call (888)324-
1514. ltc4/17

For Sale By Owner: 4 bed-
room, 2 bath, land home
pacakge, 0 Down. Just make
the payments. W.A.C. 625-
0311






Home for Sale 3 bedroom,
1 bath, kitchen, den, 521 7th
Street, PSJ. Double Lot. Call
For appointment. House is
rented. 229-1711. tfc4/10

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 Blackburn at .Crystal
Sands Realty (850)896-5222.
S3tc4/10

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

Mexico Beach Townhouse,
water side, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath, fully furnished
enclosed patio, $179,000
Call 227-2049. 6tp3/27

For sale by owner: 3BR/2BA
house, 1894sgft, terrazzo
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
Park, 101 : Allen Memorial
Way, $349,500 shown by
appointment only. Call _227-
2077 or your realtor. ;tf.4/3
Builders, Developers, 3+
Waterfront acres on Laird
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT .
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MID STATE TRUST X, A DELAWARE
BUSINESS TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO: 02:155-CA
TOMMY RICHARDSON. CROSKA
WILLIAMSON D/B/A WILLIAMSON'S
WELL DRILLING AND PEOPLES FIRST
COMMUNITY BANK,
Defendants.
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that
under a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, in the above-styled cause,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for- cash at the front door of trie Gulf
County Courthouse, Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day
of May, 2003, the following described
property:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC-
TION 5, TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE
8 WEST, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA.
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST COR-
NER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
SAID SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 7
SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST. THENCE N
00 DEGREES 00'00"W ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
QUARTER, 221.68 FEET; THENCE N
90 DEGREES 00'00"E, 190.00 FEET;
THENCE N 00 DEGREE 00'00"W.
150.56 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT; THENCE S 00 DEGREE
00'00"W, 597.59 FEET; THENCE N 90
DEGREES 00'00"E. 330.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE
CONTINUE N 90 DEGREES 00'00"E,
140.00 FEET: THENCE S -00
DEGREES 00'00-E, 156.00 FEET;
THENCE S 90 DEGREES 00'00"W,
140.00 FEET; THENCE N 00
DEGREES 00'00"W, 156.00 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS
CONTAINING 0.50 ACRES, MORE OR
LESS. .
DATED this 3rd day of April, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF COURT
By: /s/Betty Justice, D.C.
Publish April 17 and 24. 2003

CIRCUIT COURT,
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
MID-STATE TRUST VII, A DELAWARE
BUSINESS TRUST,
SPlaintiff,
vs., .. .CASE NO..02-328
.'J.ic i.1 Firn.:'H AND HAZEL, D.
* FiJ.ri F HI.SE-,JD AND WIFE,
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER
F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that under a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, In the
above styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of May.
2003, the following described property:
Begin where the West line of the SE
1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 36. Township
4 South. Range 10 West, Intersects the
North R/W line of SR No. 386, and run
North for 165 feet thence run East 60
feet; thence run south 148.25 feet;
thence run Southwesterly along said
SR No. 386 for 61.38 feet to the Point
of Beginning; same being Lot 32, Block


6, Lester's Subdivision to
Wewahltchka, Florida, same being and
lying In section 36, Township 4 South,
Range 10 West and lying North of SR
No. 386. Overstreet Road. All oil, gas,
minerals and minerals rights reserved
to J.H. Rowland and wife, Flora B.
Rowland.
ALSO: Commencing on the North side
of intersection of SR No. 386 and SR
No. 71 and run Westerly along North
side of SR No. 386 for 759.92 feet to
the Point of Beginning: thence run
North 133.67 feet to Street; thence run
West 60 feet; thence run South 148.25
feet to SR 386 for 61.83 feet to the
Point of beginning, same being Lot 33
Block 6. Lester's Subdivision, and said
lot lying and being In Section 36,
Township 4 South; Range 10 West.
ALSO: Begin on the North side of
Highway 386 where same intersects
the West line of the SE 1/4 of SW 1/4
of Section 37, Township 4 South,
Range 11 West, and run North 165
feet; thence run East 120 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence run South
133.67 feet to SR No. 386, thence run
Northeasterly along Highway for 61.38
feet: thence run North 120 feet; thence
run West 60 feet to the Point of
Beginning; same being Lot 34, Block ,6.
Lester's Subdivision to the City of
Wewahitchka, Florida; said land lying
and being In section 36, Township 4
South, Range 10 west. Gulf County,
Florida.
DATED this the 3rd day of April, 2003.
DOUG BIRMINGHAM
CLERk OF COURTS
By: /s/Betty Justice, D.C.
Publish April 17 and 24, 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 H
Plans and specifications can be
obtained at,Preble-Rish, Inc. 301 East
Fst 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 restrbom 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:
Certlf,_Ilc rh, 344
' ft .W:.o I I ,- ,- ." ..
R r,,. '. '..
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


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, FL
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 11
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 80*00'58" W,
133.62 FEET; THENCE N 89'34'38" W.
120 FEET; MORE OR LESS TO THE
WATER'S 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 fifed against ,you and that
you are required to serve a copy ofyour
written. defenses, if any, to it on
Thomas S. Gibson, Rish & Gibson,
F A Flainti f:ll:-' a .:..r.e
,Office Box.39.,Port StdJoe, EL.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


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


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NOTICES


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to cut your grass for you and
how you want it to be cut.
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USE AND CONSUMPTION OF 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
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: the Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies Into
compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief
description of each proposal change.
2.20 Responsibilities and Authority of
the Board
2.70 Unlawful Discrimination
Prohibited
2.80 Prohibition of Harassment
(Delete)
2.80 Reporting child Abuse
2.90 Tobaccp Use In District Facilities
, 3.10 Administrative Organization
5 74., Studernt R_:-';a. .
5 71 I Farcnrial A'.'e:- 1. Information ,
.5.80 Athletics
6.17 Appointment or Employment
Requirements
6.30 Violation of Local, State and/or
Federal Laws
6.547 professional Leave
6.61 School Board Employees.w/HIV,
AIDS,' or Other. Communication
Diseases
6.62 AIDS, Bloodborne Pathogens, and
Environmental Hazards
6.90, Personnel Files
7.31 School Food Service Funds
7.37 Bonded Personnel
7.73 Acquisition of Real Property/
8.11 Safety Program .
8.12 Toxic Substances In School Work
Areas
8.13 Infection Control Guidelines
8.14 Inspections
8.15 Facility Fire Safety Inspection
8.20 Sanitation and Preventive
Maintenance
8.22 Vandalism and Malicious Mischief
8.30 Purpose and Functions of the
Transportation Program
8.31 Student Transportation Option
1 i
8.32 bus Routes
8.35 Exiting the School Bus
8.37 Seat Belts
8.38 Automotive Equipment
8.39 Vehicle Maintenance Program
8.40 General Food Service
Requirements Option 1
8.50 School Construction Bids
8.501 Protests of' Construction
Contract bids
8.502 Prequalification of Contractors
for Educational Facilities Constructionr
8.51 Renovations of Remodeling of
Facilities
8.61 telecommunications Plan, FIRN
and Internet Use Option.2
8.70 Management Information System
8.80 Records retention and Disposal*
9.30 Use of Facilities
9.40 Advertising In Schools
9.50 Distribution of' Literature and
Materials to Students
9.60 Visitors
9.70 Relations with Governmental
Authorities -
Economic Impact: These proposals will
result In no direct costs associated
1F F,_EfiTUE ., HE -ifJ .'"iLL BC
HELD iT
Time:. 9:00 A.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, May 6. 2003
Place: Gulf County School.Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules
can be Inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office, 150 Middle School Road. Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the:'
adoption is authorized and the law
being implemented and Interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Charles Temple Watson, Director of
Support Services and approved for
consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent,
Amendments: See above
Publish April 17 and 24. 2003


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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2003


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe. Florida, will hold a
special meeting
When: April 29, 2003 -
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Commission Chambers
Subject: First Baptist Church's request
for proposed abandonment on Baltzell
Avenue. redirection of traffic, and cre-
ation of new street.
All persons are Invited to attend these
meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal Is
to be based. The Board of City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida will not provide a verbatim
record of this meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, *per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate In this proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe. at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
Publish April 17 and 24, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a
special meeting -
When: April 29. 2003
Time: 6:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Commission Chambers
Subject: Extension of Water and Sewer
lines to Simmons Bayou. Indian Pass,
and Cape San Bias to the entrance of
the State Park.
All persons are invited to attend these
meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. The Board of City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe.
Florida will not provide a verbatim
record of this meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis. City
Clerk. City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall.
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
blish April 17 and 24, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
$1,512.00 (U.S. Currency)
Johnson Portable Police Radio with
Charger-Serial #5862A108A-10983
Motorola Cellular Telephone-Serial
.#1090-V120X
Motorola Cellular Telephone Charger-
Serial #SPN4992A
Uniden Bearcat 30 channel Scanner-
Serial #85060194
Nokia Charger Model ACP7U
CASE NO.: 03-80 CA
NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an inter-
est in the above-described property,
which was seized on or about February
14. 2003, in Gulf.County. Florida. Said
property is in the custody of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department. Any
owner, entity; bona fide lien holder or
person In possession of the property


when seized has the right to request a
preliminary adversarial hearing for a
probable cause determination from the
Circuit Court within 15 days of the first
publication of this notice, with notice
sent certified mail. return receipt
requested to Cecilia Redding Boyd.
Assistant State Attorney. P.O. Box 860.
Panama City. Florida 32402-0860. A
Petition for Final Order of Forfeiture
has been filed In the above-styled
cause.
/s/ Cecilla Redding Boyd
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P.O. Box 860
Panama City, FL 32402
(850) 763-1787
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY
AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE
GULF COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN AMENDMENTS
NOT IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO.
03PTF1-NO1-2301-(A)-(N)
The Department gives notice of its
intent to find the Gulf County plan
amendments, adopted by Ordinance
No. 2003-02 on February 25, 2003,
NOT IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to
Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and
163.3189. F.S.
The adopted Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the
Department's Objections.
Recommendations, and Comments
Report (If any), and the Departments
Statement of Intent to Find the
Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s)
Not In Compliance will be available for
public inspection Monday through
Friday, except for legal holidays, dur-
Ing normal business hours, at the Gulf
County Board of County Commission,
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr.. Blvd.. Room 301, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456.
This Notice of Intent and the Statement
of Intent will be forwarded by petition
to the Division of Administrative
Hearings (DOAH) of the Department of
Management Services for the schedul-
Ing of an administrative hearing pur-
suant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. The purpose of the administrative
hearing will be to present evidence and


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testimony on the noncompliance
issues alleged by the Department In Its
Objections. Recommendations, and
Comments Report and Statement of
Intent In order to secure a recommend-
ed order for forwarding to the
Administration Commission.
Affected persons may petition to inter-
vene in this proceeding. A petition for
intervention must be filed at least
twenty (20) days before the final hear-
ing and must Include all of the Infor-
mation and contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.205. F.A.C.
Pursuant to Section 163.3184(10).
F.S., no new issues may be alleged as a
reason to find a plan or plan amend-
ment not In compliance in a petition to
Intervene filed more than twenty one
(21) days after publication of this
notice unless the petitioner establishes
good cause for not alleging such new
issues within the twenty one (21) day
time period. The petition for Interven-
tion shall be flied at DOAH. 1230
Apalachee Parkway. Tallahassee.
Florida 32399-1550. and a copy mailed
or delivered to the local government
and the Department. Failure to petition
to' intervene within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such a person has to request a hearing
pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57. F.S.. or to participate In the
administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing peti-
tion Is timely filed, mediation Is avail-
able pursuant to Subsection
163.3189(3)(a). F.S., to any affected
person who is made a party to the pro-
c feeding by filing that request with the
administrative' law judge assigned by
the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall
not affect a party's right to an adminis-
trative hearing.
/s/ H.E. "Sonny" Timmerman,
Director
Department of Community Affairs
Division of Community Planning
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
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