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Seed to New
Directors of Washington
Improvement Group, Inc., have
announced their intention to
establish the North Port St. Joe
Community Advis6ry Committee, a
new organization dedicated to com-
munity and economic development
in North Port St. Joe.
The Community Advisory
Committee will be organized during
a series of community meetings in
May. A governing board of 11 to 15
directors will be elected by the res-
idents of North Port St. Joe.
Directors will be introduced to the
community and the Community
Advisory Committee will be formal-
ly launched during a community-
wide meeting at the end of May.
Directors of WIG, who will not
be eligible for election to the inau-
gural Community Advisory
Committee board, will serve as
advisors to the new organization
through the end of 2003, at which
time WIG will be dissolved.
"This is an important step for
the North Port St. Joe community,"
said WIG chairman Clarence
Monette. "'The community Advisory
Committee cri tes new leadership
opportunities for the citizens of
North Port St Joe. And through its
grant making program, the
(See WIG on Page 4A)
by Tim Croft
Qualifying for spots on the Port
St. Joe City Commission ended on
Wednesday, with two of the three
races drawing several contenders
for the May 13 election.
Mayor Frank Pate drew no
opposition, automatically earning
another terMn and removing that
race from the May ballot.
Three candidates, Roosevelt
Beard, Rachel Crews and Clifford
Jones, qualified to run for the
Group 2 seat being vacated by
The field for the Group 1 seat,
currently held by Eugene Raffield,
who has decided not to seek re-
election, is even.larger.
Four men qualified for the con-
test. They are, in alphabetical
order: William "Sonny" Chafin,
John Reeves, Jorge San Pedro and
Arthur "Perky" White.
Seeking Group I
Sonny Chafin has announced
his intentions to seek election to
the office of City Commissioner
Group 1. Eugene Raffield, who will
not seek re-election, currently
holds this seat.
Sonny is a native of Port St.
Joe, having been born and raised
here. He retired from Mead Coated
Board in Eufaula, Alabama in
19P9 and made the decision to
move back home. He is married to
the former Sandra Baxley and they
have three daughters, Mitzi
(Rodney), Laura, and Sunnilee and
two grandchildren, Charles and
Hannah. He is a member of the
First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe, the Celebration Choir, Port St.
Joe Lion's Club, St. Joseph
Historical Society and serves as
Vice-President of the Friends of the
Sonny sees the importance of
working together to maintain Port
St. Joe's wonderful character.
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Bay Medical Opens Satellite Branch
Will Offer Spectrum of Diagnostic Services In Gulf County
by Tim Croft
It was the culmination of a
lengthy courtship, the beginning of
what is hoped to be a lengthy and
Bay Medical Center arrived in
Gulf County last week, establish-
ing a satellite facility on the Beacon
by the Sea campus in St. Joe
'The facility, Steve Johnson,
president and.CEO of Bay Medical
said, signaled the hospital's com-
mitment to the community and
was the right -prescription for a
county that is, in terms of health
care, under-served in many ways.
"I have no doubt about it,"
Johnson said, adding that the hos-
pital's decision was as much the
result of prodding-by the communi-
ty as one made with the bottom
One of the examination rooms
at the new Bay Med facility.
line in the cross-hairs.
"We are not here to (take over)
medical care in the county', we are
here to augment what's in the com-
munity. We did this at the request
of the community.
"This is a day that solidifies
our' commitment to Gulf County.
We've tinkered around (with the
idea- before), but we are here to
The satellite facility will offer a
spectrum of diagnostics services,
including MRI, X-ray and a first-
class laboratory. A CAT scan will
be in place soon, Johnson indicat-
The existing physical rehabili-
tation component, weight-training
and resistance equipment, within
the beacon by the Sea facility was
Southern Orthopedics Assn., a
doctors group, is set up full-time
and several area physicians will
offer, by appointment, care in
areas of family practice, cardiology
and internal medicine.
Doctors already recruited to
the facility include Thomas and
Elizabeth Curry from Port St. Joe
and Helen Nitsios, a specialist in
internal medicine., and Shezad
Sanaullah, a cardiologist, both
from Franklin County.
Negotiations are ongoing to
add an OB/GYN doctor, who was
present the ribbon cutting, to the
Having volunteered at the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce, he
is well aware of the growth that is
inevitable. Sonny released a state-
ment which included the following
"Port St. Joe has always been a
special place to live, work and raise
a family. Although we liked it just
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A urologist and gastroenterolo-
gist are on the wish list for the near
future, with BMC's presence an
obvious carrot in recruiting.
However, Johnson said the
hospital, which recently completed
an ambitious multi-year $38 mil-
lion expansion, will rely on the
community and its -health-care
professionals as it charts its future
"We don't pretend to know
what is best for Gulf County,"
Johnson said. "In large part, our
local physicians will lead the way,
point us in the right direction. This
is about planning for the next 10
years, getting in front of (looming
Reaching the point of. being
able to look well into the future has
required in the past 18 months
expending the sort of time and
energy demanded of a first year
resident in.an urban hospital.
As the county's population
grows, and ages, the need to
enhance primary and specialty
care, if for no other reason than to
reduce the 45-minute lifelines
between here and Panama City,
has become more acute.
The harsh reality of logistics
has been long recognized by coun-
ty health and elected officials.
"This is much overdue and
very much needed," said county
commissioner Carl Fox.
And! it has been long estab-
lished'that when it comes to eco-
nomic development, to luring qual-
ity businesses and jobs, the state
of health care is a critical bench-
"The! two questions we get
most, from businesses considering.
this area, is tell us about your
school system and tell us about
your health care," said Alan
McNair,. executive director of the
county Economic Development
Elected officials in the county
and Mexico Beach had been work-
ing with the EDC, and the chair-
man of the county's Health
Committee, Billy Williams, presi-
deqnt/CEO of Integras Inc., which
owns and operates Beacon by the
Sea, on a treatment for nearly two
Last week's ribbon cutting was
the culmination of that labor, the
first phase in what is a two-phase
process, which, it is hoped, will
Business and civic leaders, county elected officials, and Bay Medical Center president/CEO Steven
Johnson cut the ribbon to open BMC's new facility at Beacon by the Sea during a grand opening last
week. The facility is offering a variety of services as BMC eyes a move into Port St. Joe in the next two
Cong. Boyd Offers Helps with CBRA Battle
Visits Cape on Monday to Get First Hand Look at Issues
........ ,by Tim Croft
There is a stated will, leaving
the"question of finding a way.
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-
Further, any legislation would
surely :attract opposition, Boyd
said, nrot just' from othersT'in
Congress, but from private inter-
Congressman Allen Boyd looks over development on Cape San
Bias this week with Michael Hammond of tle county building depart-
ment. Boyd took a tour of the Cape with local officials to better
understand the county's argument to overturn the CBRA designation.
North Florida, toured Cape San
Blas on Monday afternoon and
heard the case from county officials
regarding the lifting of the Coastal
Barrier and Reef Act (CBRA) desig-
nation from the Cape and Indian
And while Boyd was receptive
and expressed a willingness to offer
legislation to lift the CBRA designa-
tion, he made no pretense that it
would be anything but an uphill
"You are asking me to try to
-undo something Ronald Reagan
signed into law 20 years ago," Boyd
told a local delegation of county and
civic officials. 'That will be a diffi-
cult trip to make.
"I'm willing to take a stab at it.
I said I would. But it's not going to
The hurdles are several.
Finding support for any legisla-
tion on the Senate side of Congress,
which is far from a sure thing,
would be a fine start.
Boyd would all but certainly
need a companion bill filed in the
Senate to even get out of ,the start-
ing blocks and Florida Sens. Bob
Graham and Bill Nelson have, as of
yet, not openly endorsed the lifting
of the CBRA designation.
Neither have they indicated
they would vigorously fight the
ests and. in all likelihood, federal
"We are going to have people fir-
ing at us from all directions," Boyd
said. "It's going to bring out a lot of.,
County officials, however, indi-
cated the skirmish was worth
engaging; for several reasons, the
most prominent being that the
CBRA issue threatens to strangle
county growth just as it is emerging
from the fallout of the paper mill
CBRA was designed to require,
that the monetary burden of devel-
oping coastal lands would fall to
private individuals rather than fed-
eral taxpayers, particularly with
federally-backed flood insurance.
It doesn't necessarily restrict
what property owners' cdn build,
but it does constrict whether and
how federal dollars are expended.
But several factors have con-
spired to negatively impact south-
ern Gulf County.
SThe most significant is the lack
of private-market flood insurance
since flood zone maps were revised
a couple of years back.
In the past eight months or so,
Lloyds of London decided to stop
writing new flood insurance policies
on the Cape and to 'not renew exist-
'There is little, if any, private
,flood, insurance available," ,said
Greg Johnson. "It's putting a
tremendous burden (on property
Mortgage lenders have, in turn,
declined to issue mortgages given
the lack of flood insurance or, in the
case of many existing mortgages, to
put flood insurance policies into
what is known as a "forced-place"
pool, a kind of last-resort for insur-
ance which usually carries annual
bills of $8,000 to $10,000.
"I can't sell my house to any-
-body except somebody with cash
because they couldn't get a mort-
gage," said Roy Smith, homeowner
and insurance agent.
That has hampered develop-
ment on the Cape and Indian Pass,
which has the potential of severely
constraining the growth of county
"It is a crisis in the south end of.
the county," said Michael Ham-
mond of the county building
department. 'This could be a death
Hammond noted that the paper
mill once was the major contributor
to the county's tax base, but that
since the mill's closing in 1998, the
Cape, and development on the'.
Cape, has ascended to that lofty
"The Cape is about one-third of
See Boyd on Page 8A
Beach Driving, WindMark, and Gulf to
Bay Highway Top Commission Agenda
Dragging and screaming Gulf County
Commissioners are being forced through hoops and
hurdles to keep most beach driving privileges along
Eglin property at the cape.
Commission Chairman Jerry Barnes explained to
board members that Eglin had received pressure from
U.S. Fish and Wildlife and had signs made up ready to
post their property for beach driving. The property in
question is some of the most popular area used by local
residents for fishing and recreation at the cape.
Baripes explained that negotiations over the past
several day have led to a compromise solution to retain
most driving privileges.
County attorney Tim McFarland said the agree-
ment calls for the county to adopt a resolution outlin-
ing beach driving rules, agree to work out a habitat
conservation plan and apply for an incidental take per-
mit just in case a turtle should be killed on the proper-
McFarland called the process, "complete burea-
cratic distortion," as he tried to explain the events, of
the past several days.
"Somebody decided to put the heat on beach driv-
ing in Gulf County," he added.
He went on to suggest that residents should let.
their senators and congressmen no how they feel about
what is going on through this agency of theirs.
The solution to all of this will cost Gulf residents
somewhere around $25,000-$30,000 to meet Fish and
Wildlife requirements. By agreeing to the plan resident
will be able to drive on beaches at the Eglin site but
only during daylight hours during turtle nesting sea-
son- May 1 through October 31. During this time the
beach will only be open for traffic between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and sundown.
At the end of a lengthy discussion the board fully
supported a motion to implement the necessary plans
and actions to seal the agreement and continue use of
the Eglin beach property with the new restrictions.
Gulf To Bay Highway
Rosemary Wood advised commissioners that the
final public hearing on the Gulf to Bay Highway was
scheduled for May 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Centennial Building in Port St. Joe.
She said the meeting would begin with an informal
viewing of the study area and alternatives then lead
into a formal presentation by the study group to those
present. At the end of the formal presentation the pub-
lic will be given the opportunity to give public state-
ments on the recommended alternative road bed loca-
The new roadway has been commonly referred to
as Back Beach Road. It would extend from south of St.
Joe Beach in Gulf County to north of Mexico Beach in
Bay County and would be built to take traffic pressure
See Commission Continued on Page 8A
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2003
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WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
Huer D44 Wi k4 by Kesley Colbert
F Horse Sense!
Steering Into the News
I'm writing this week's column before Tuesday's Gulf
County Commission Meeting so I don't know what will take
place during those proceedings, but I have heard that beach
driving is steering its way back to the front burner.
Word I.get is that U.S. Fish and Wildlife has put the pres-
sure on.Eglin troshut down a good portion of their property to
beach driving. Seems we'rd finding out who has the biggest
stick in this battle. Looks like Fish and Wildlife has tamed the
Air Force who in turn has to put the word to the county.
Unless something has changed drastically since I heard
this info the other day this is a done deal. Commissioners will
have little choice but to agree to whatever Eglin says on thi's
issue or the board stands to lose much more. I don't mind
telling you I'm a little concerned that U.S. Fish and Wildlife
can do a sneak attack on the Air Force and Gulf County and
never even have to work up -a sweat during the process.
Those of you who have- been accessing the beach in this
fashion better get ready for another volley over beach driving
because the battle's. heating up again and the big guns are
I Spoke Too Soon
Last week I wrote about how this high tech world was cre-
ating a few problems for us at The Star. I should have know
better than to even hint at technical problems we're working
through as the staff works out the kinks to go totally com-
puter with our pagination.
You've all heard about Murphys Law. Maybe if I had said
nothing about MISTAKES we have made the mother of all
goof-ups might not have slipped by us last week.
We went through great effort to bring together all of the
Easter Sunday sunrise service information into one consoli-
dated article which was to be placed on the front page of last
weeks edition. There was no need in us placing the informa-
tion on the church page also since we were putting it on page
one, so we scratched all the little articles outlining those
events. No need in printing them twice.. .We thought.
One of the gremlins in our computer system ate all the
Sinfo except for the one paragraph that was onrtop, which per-
tained to the Port St. Joe Ministerial Association's conim -
ty-wide sunrise service.
Needless to say there's not a whole lot we can do about it
now except apologize for the mix up and hope we can finish
working out all the kinks real quickly
The recent meeting on WindMark Phase II went very well.
The general response was upbeat to the plans and supportive
of the development direction.
It will be some time before the DRI (Development of
Regional Impact) study is completed, but the basic; proposal
presented during the public meeting seems to be on target
with what St. Joe Company had committed to do.
One of the biggest concerns issued was insuring guaran-
tees that their commitment to pubic beach access, public
beach, and open su bd ivision'ro"ufild b e"cast' in stone. Compa-
ny representatives Clay Smallwood .and John Hendry said,
this certainly is,a portion of-4the subdivision language that
would have to be spelled out in a binding manner to insure
that the beach renrhains as ititended. -
Over the next several months I'm sure the final wording of
these concerns will be finalized during the DRI study process.:
A good friend of mine men-
tioried recently that she had never
ridden a horse. I pondered on that
for a moment and then tried dis-
creetly to figure out her age. She
was not a spring chicken mind
&.S-., 47 r.
You. she definitely had some old
war marks,. but clearly I had seen
a few more winters than her. I just
wondered at which of these later
generations is the line drawn...
When did we stop teaching
horsemanship from birth? When
did we lose that freedom to lure an
old field nag over to the fence ,and
climb on board? When did we grow
"so modern" that century-kept
farm practices have fallen by the
I don't even remember'the first
horse that I ever rode. "Course. it
probably wasn't a horse. Uncle
Clifford had this old plow mule
that mo\ed at about the speed of a
crippled turtle. We weren't all that
much into going fast back in those
days. .wejust wanted to be going'
He'd hoist us up....and me and
David Mark and J. C. and Joseph
would ride for hours.
And listen, I'm not talking
about being a great rider or a pro-
ficient horseman or "cowboy mate-
rial" and all of that! I'm iust talking
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from home. I would like to thank you and your staff for what you do, the little touch of home goes a long way as
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about lumping on and takJng off! I
couldn't ride worth a hoot. I've
been thrown off of horses in three
states! It's just that every house
had a horse or there was one or
two ne-t door or you could mount
uip over at 'our cousins.
There was great responsibility
in caring for a horse. They eat a
lot. They need exercise. They
sometimes get sick. They perform
better if you talk gentle'to them.
They like you if you sneak them
crab apples and sugar cubes. And
they are great listeners if Mary
Hadley Hayden has gone to the
picture show behind your back
with Charles Fettinger.
Horses can make you angry,
teach you patience, provide enter-
tainment, work you to death, make
you a better brother, drag you
across the field, mature you
beyond your years..... '
I just can't imagine growing up
without the feel and the smell of
that horse sweat clinging to the
inside of your legs. -The joy of a
gentle tug .bn the reins turning
that great beast. The unchained
feeling of galloping down a tree
shaded lane.... It seems to me any
upbringing other than that would
be sorely lacking!
I worry about generations of
folks who.have rio clue as to what
a cinch is, or k hackamore, or a
dog-house stirrup, or a fuzz tail, or
a Spanish trot. Listen, I don't think
a person's'education is complete if
'they have not enjoyed one "Mon-
tana dismount" in their lifetime!
You know this one, it is where the
horse stops rather, abruptly but
you keep "going.... right over the
stubborn steed's head..... I've seef"
people do double somersau ts w-uth
half twists.' I've seen rolling pirou-
ettes, swan dives and once David
Mark did a full gainer from the
pike position! Your whole life flash-
es before your eyes as you start
that dismount! The real blow to
your ego is when, after he throws
you, the cayuse takes off
Sagain.....and adds insult to injury
. by running over you! ; ,'
lus$J.,worryv j bout a.younger
generation that. '-imply, has. no
horse stories.... 4.
Nicky Joe Stafford had this
great stallion aptly named Prince.
The Stafford's even had a saddle!
He'd gallop through Mother's ever-
green shrubbery guarding the side
porch and wave to us as Leon
would race across the deck and
fling himself up behind Nicky Joe.
Itwas great theater! And one they
repeated every time Nick and L. C.
went for a ride. Mother would rush
out and -put up a show of anger
and shake a dish rag in their direc-
tion. But, if you looked closely, she
had a little wry smile, and I figured
out years. later that she was actu-
ally enjoying the moment with
.It was, ordinary stuff in
1958,-shoot., we ,could charge
admission today One of the high-
lights of my life was Nicky Joe and
Leon riding that horse into the
Senior Class Prom....
: Idated a girl once mostly from
(See KEStLEY ON PAGE 3)
We Accepted Hard Times As Something Which Was Supposed To Be...
I'M READING A BOOK enti-
tled, 'Tis" by Frank McCort. It's a
sequel to "Angela's Ashes", also
by McCort. [I read. that one, too.]
They're both about his upbring-
ing as a very poor Irish boy from
His father was a drunk who
abandoned the family when
McCort was about' 12 years old
with three brothers and several
dead sisters %\ho died in infancy.
Frank delivered sacks of coal
and telegrams as a boy and saved
his money to come to -America
when he was 19 years old around
1949. He worked on the docks
after arriving and served in the
U.S. Army during the Korean War
and used his GI bill to go to cbl-
lege and get his degree to teach.
All of this is written in a
humorous manner which keeps
me in stitches, with his Irish
brogue transferred' to. his.writing .'
At one point in the bo6k, he.
is reminiscing' about having to
sleep in, 'a bed .with .his three
Written by Wesley Ramsey ,
brothers. They also were both-
ered with fleas in the mattress.
SLEEPING WITH HIS three
brothers is something I could
I had to sleep with my three
brothers when we lived in Okla-
It was a bit crowded but nei-
ther of us were over 12 years old
so we managed.
We even had the dog, "Dirty"
in bed with us. I guess "Dirty"
attracted what fleas. there were,
keeping them off us boys.
You've never lived until you
have had to sleep with three
brothers in one bed.
When we movecd to Port .St.-
Joe, we broke up those sleeping`
arrangements to a less crowded
We brought "Dirty" along on
our move to Florida and she lived
another four or five years before
she went to sleep and never woke
up again, lying on the hearth in
front of the fireplace.
"DIRTY"' WAS A terrier and
was the first dog ,we ever had;
She was a stray of sorts. .
Daddy used to work for my
uncle, running a service station
he owned, along with a general'
store. "Dirty" used to hang out
around the grease rack at the
service station, thus the name
One day daddy brought her
Some with him, arnd she was
ours from that day on.
'She took right up with us
boys and followed one of us every
step we made.
"Dirty" was a good old dog.
,She was just the right size so she
didn't play too rough and hurt
one of us. Though, I don't think
she would ever play too rough on
purpose, under any circum-
The day she died was a sad
day in. the Ramsey household.
She was like a, sister to us five
boys, rather than a pet dog.
IT'S FUNNY HOW, snatches
of stories will remind you of
something you experienced,
I hadn't thought about sleep-
ing with thr6e brothers in a dou-
ble bed-and "Dirty"-for years!
McCort's book and his reminisc-
ing reminded me of, both
instances of my childhood, like it
was only yesterday.
It was a good memory to
have, but I never want to have to
sleep with three brothers again.
It's just too much "together-
Back in the "Oklahoma
days", we were as warm as toast
in that double bed, with "Dirty"
down at the foot, under the cov-
ers, keeping our feet warm dur-
ing those cold Oklahoma winters.
We kept warm under three or
four quilts Momma and Grandma
would make on a rack which
hung from the ceiling in front of
the heater to keep them warm.
Every scrap of cloth was
saved all summer long to make
the quilt tops. All of it was hand
That quilt took the place of
television. The two women would
sit for hours around that old
quilting frame, sewing away,
THE McCOAT'S DIDN'T
have anything but the Ramsey's
had a little. All. they had people
took pity on them and gave to
them, but that was precious lit-
We got a new pair of heavy
shoes at the beginning of every
winter. We also got a sheepskin
coat and a pair of cotton gloves.
The coat was warm but the
gloves became soaked and liter-
ally froze your hands after rolling
The rest of the year, we went
barefoot, except for a pair of
patent leather shoes we wore to
church and Sunday school.
We accepted the hard times
as something which was sup-
posed to be. During the '30s
money was tight but we had
plenty to eat and stayed reason-
ably warm in our $5.00 a month
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bring Bay Medical Center to anoth- county, the school district, the
er satellite site, this one some- Sheriffs Office, Chamber of
where in Port St. Joe. Commerce, Tourist Development
"We've come a long way," Council, Mexico Beach as well as a
Williams said. "This is the whole Who's Who of business, banking
vision of linking elevated care with and civic leaders.
outside providers." "The quality (of the Beacon by
Then, speaking of the second the Sea facility) is exciting to. me," .
phase of BMC's entry into Gulf said Sharon Gaskin of the Gulf --"- ..
County, Williams said, "Within the County School Board and North 'l
next 90 days we should know Florida Child Development Inc. "It's A
where we are heading." exciting that all these services will i .a
That second phase, in broad be available in a centralized facili- .
20,000 square foot facility, which home, in Gulf County." t, "
will offer an array of urgent care And, in plenty of cases, avoid f i 'I
services, including extensive reha- that laborious 45-minute drive and .X-ay
bilitation and diagnostic facilities the stress, as related by Fox, of ratory
and a dialysis unit. watching a loved one wrestle with Irator
California-based DaVita, which death as every minute, every sec- flhab/iliation
operates two dialysis clinics in the ond, brings an eclipse of the,heart. Well--e".s Cen-er
Panhandle has agreed to be fe To make that trip for the health -
first tenant in the Port St. Joe facil- o yu e r otripn yo hol dear, .
of yourself or one you hold dear, Li
ity.Johnson said negotiations are several said last week, is to under-
ongoing in several directions on stand the importance behind of
that next phase, but added that the slicing through that ribbon.
details are not yet clear enough to "The need is there," said Ruth ,.
sketch more than a general outline. Hauge, who with husband, Bob,
That, however, mattered little have watched the Beacon by the
last Wednesday as some 155 invit- Sea facility grow from their nearby
ed guests and residents gathered St. Joe Beach home.
to cut the ribbon at Beacon by the "This is a god-send. The fore-
Sea and, of course, grab a burg- sight of (Williams and his wife
er or 'dog hot off the grill. Geri), from day one. They saw what
The occasion's importance was this needed to be."
captured in the ranks of the audi- Bob Hauge added, "It's just
ence, dotted by officials from the fantastic. The new Bay Med facil
Kilmer Announces for Congress
State Representative Bev Kilmer
(District 6) announced her candida-
cy Thursday, April 17 for the
Republican nomination for Florida's
Second Congressional District dur-
ing. two separate news conferences
at a Workforce Development Centers
in Tallahassee and another in
"We-as a state and a nation-
are eternally grateful for the heroic
efforts of our Armed Forces to liber-
ate the Iraqi people and forever pro-
horseback. Charlotte Melton's
father _had a large farm with all
kinds of horses. And she had a
room full of blue ribbons she'd won
barrel racing and showing horses.
And she didn't look half bad' either
for a local girl.
I dressed up in my best west-
ern shirt, pulled on my Acme
boots, threw' on an extra 'dab' of
'Brylcreem arid went calling .... Mr.
Melton said she&wats "roping some
steers" in the forty out by the old
Creamer silo. He loaned me a horse
* and pointed me west. I rode up and
found Charlotte wrestling a steer to
the ground. She had mud, blood
and manure stuck on her from one
end to the other. Her hair had fall-
en out from under one side of the
hat. The sweat was streaked across
her face. She had rope burns on
both hands. She appeared \ to be
missing two teeth. And she was
kicking the steer and screaming for
her horse to back up!
She looked up as I drew near,
"Hey, 'you want to have some fun,
hop down and give me a hand!"
I eased the old buckskin
around gently and we swung back
to the east. As soon as we got our
bearings, I kicked him hard and we
vacated the 'premises! I figured I
could romance 'em a lot easier out
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from the brutal rule and horrific
designs of Saddam Hussein," Kilmer
said. "In the spirit of the bold lead-,
ership displayed by our military per-
sonnel, and our Commander in
Chief President George W. Bush, my
husband Larry and I, along with our
children and granddaughter are
pleased to announce today that I
will seek the privilege of represent-
ing Florida's Second District in the
United States Congress."
wued from Page 2A "
at the Dairy Bar!
Whew! I'm telling you, life can
be "experienced" from the back of a
And I worry about my friend
and all those folks that have never
shimmied up on an old pinto or
ridden bareback on a pretty sorrel.
How do they, come to .an.."under-,
standing". find their stories,.
mature;, feel the wind whipping -
back their eyebrows....
Prince is no longer with'
us....but Nicky Joe is. And so is our
side porch. You know, we could
borrow a horse from Mr. Melton
and get Nick to come roaring up
that hill just like the old days. Leon
can give you a little coaching.....
And we'll let you in on the thrill of
racing across that porch and fling-
ing up behind as Nicky races by at
a full gallop
Leon, Nicky Joe and Dwayne
Melton can throw a little horse
sense into you in no time...
"One of the greatest tributes we
can pay to our military men and
women-active duty and reserve-is
to provide them, their families and
their neighbors with a thriving econ-
omy and access to meaningful and
good paying jobs.
"That above all else, will be my.
mission in. Congress. I will work
night and day, week-in and week-
out, with President Bush and fight
to strengthen our economy with the
same dogged determination and
vigor that has been used to prose-,
cute the war against terrorism
and-most recently to disarm
Saddam Hussein once and for all.
"It's been widely reported that
the incumbent Congressman is giv-
ing serious consideration to a U.S.
Senate bid. Please know that I am
running for Congress regardless of
his ultimate decision for a very sim-
ple reason: Floridians have the right
to be represented in Congrqss by
someone whose sole passion and
..focus is to improve the economy
, ,"n my travels throughout the
District, I've heard similar concerns
echoed by the people in my home-
town: partisan obstructionism may
boost the political fortunes of those
at the top, but the resulting gridlock
has a devastating impact on us here
at home. Taxes remain too high and
serve only to hurt 'our families and
the businesses that provide the jobs
upon which we depend.
Northwest Florida are hungry for a
new face with a new, vision in
Congress. Someone with new energy
to work with the President to help
strengthen our economy, save the
jobs we have here in the Panhandle,
.and create new jobs which will be
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would like to extend a special thanks to the following individuals and
businesses that gave so much to us.
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The Junior Class Sponsors
.4 AAll the parents ,
here for our children and grandchil-
dren in the future.
"We should no longer have to
endure the exportation of our most
precious assets, our children, and,
even more importantly, our grand-
I offer that new face, new vision
and new energy to Floridians who
anxiously await and end to the job
destroying partisan bickering of the
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 24, 2003
1998 Arson Conviction Overturned
by Tim Croft
TALLAHASSEE A state
appeals court has overturned the
felony conviction of William Laine in
the 1998 burning of Julie's
Restaurant in downtown Port St.
The First District Court of
Appeals, in an unanimous opinion,
tossed out Laine's 2001 conviction
and sentence of probation for
allegedly torching his own' business.
The ruling was based' on case
law which holds that when the
state's entire case is circumstantial,
"there must be sufficient evidence
establishing each element of the
offense ..." and "the evidence must
also exclude the defendant's reason-
able hypothesis of innocence."
The case was sent back to the
circuit trial court with directions
that Laine's conviction and sentence
of probation be vacated.
Julie's Restaurant burned on
the night of November 23, 1998. The
fire started in the kitchen and was
ultimately ruled as arson by state
The state tried to link Laine to
the fire through a recent purchase
of paint thinner and other flamma-
ble materials, which he was using to
paint the rear part of the restau-
Fire extinguishers, prosecutors
argued, were deliberately rendered
The theory was that Laine had
torched his restaurant to collect the
insurance and extricate himself
from mounting debts.
Against the backdrop of the
time, shortly after the permanent
closing of the paper mill, the town
reeling 'economically, the theory,
according to transcripts, seemed
However, Laine's attorneys
argued he was at home with his wife
after a day painting in the restau-
rant when the fire broke out.
They contended the restau-
rant's circuits were badly over-
loaded and cited .testimony that an
extension cord had burned from the
inside as one piece of evidence that
reasonably pointed to the fire as
electrical in nature.
There were no eyewitnesses to
the arson nor any physical evidence
linking Laine to the incident.'
The fire was discovered only
after a police officer on patrol
noticed smoke coming from the
Nonetheless, nearly three years
later to the day of the fire, a jury
convicted Laine of arson.,
Circuit Court Judge Glenn
Hess, saying that the evidence, "in
the light of common sense", demon-
strated that Laine set the fire, chas-
tised Laine at some length prior to
But ceding to scores of letters
written on Laine's behalf from
friends and family in Gulf and Bay
counties, Hess sentenced Laine
downward from state guidelines,
which established a basement of
nearly two years in prison.
Instead, Laine received 364
days in county jail, with credit for
time served. He was placed on 10
years probation, fined $10,000 and
ordered to pay $255 in court costs
and perform 100 hours of commu-
(From Page lA)
as it was we realize that we are
unable to stop the growth that is
coming. It will be very important
that we experience smart and con-
trolled 'growth. We want growth
that is controlled with the proper
infrastructure in place to continue
to make Port St. Joe a wonderful
place to live. There are always
issues facing our community that
need to be addressed. As a
Commissioner I will work to see
that 'these issues are given the
utmost priority needed to make the
best decision for our city."
As a young man, Sonny had to
move away in order to make a liv-
ing, therefore he knows first hand
the importance of good paying jobs
for local citizens. Providing proper
city services would be a major goal,
Since Sonny has retired and
moved back to Port St. Joe, he and
wife Sandra have been involved in
the community. Being retired,
Sonny has time available to devote
to issues, projects and concerns
that will arise in the future.
Sonny added, "I feel that my
work experience will help me as we
grow. If elected, I will commit to
serving the citizens of Port St. Joe
to the best of my ability, to work
together with other elected officials
and with all groups of citizens to
meet the needs of the city and its
"Dealing with important issues
facing the city will be a top priori-
ty," Sonny said. "If elected, I. will
serve to the best of my ability, ever
. mindful of the best interests of all
the citizens of Port St. Joe. I love
Port St. Joe and welcome the
opportunity to serve as City
'Commissioner Group I."
by Tim Croft
Gulf County Sheriffs investi-
gators tracking a pair of burglaries
in Wewahitchka eventually found
the trail leading them to Panama
The arrest of a Wewahitchka
man in two burglaries of the same
house in Red Bull Island, commit-
ted four months apart, has appar-
ently led investigators to declare
nine car burglaries in Panama City.
Brian James Miller, 18, of 158
Oak St., in Wewahitchka was.
arrested over the weekend and
charged with burglary, armed bur-
glary and grand theft.
Both are felonies..
Also arrested was Amanda
Francis Powell, 21, of the same
address, who was charged with
being a principal to burglary:
Investigators Jimmy Williams
said' that during interviews with
Miller he; confessed 'to string of
nine car burglaries in Panama City
Powell was allegedly with
Miller when he committed five of
In his home, Williams and fel-
low Investigator Paul Beasley
found a bevy of booty, including
several cell phones, a briefcase, a
Cadillac leather carrying bag, CDs,
jewelry and hundreds of dollars
worth of items from Victoria's
Secret, which had been ordered
using one of the victim's credit
Somebody had also tried to
transfer money to Wewahitchka
State Bank using another credit
Investigators from Panama
.City Beach were expected -at the
tSheriffs Office thi.- \verek to bea ,
,the process of matchmg rrierchn'n-'
'dise to victims.
Also found-in Miller's posses-
sion were items stolen from the
Red Bull Island home, which start-
ed the case back in December.
That house was burglarized on
December 10 of last year;, thethief
making off with an electric guitar
worth thousands .of dollars, an
amplifier and a large plastic jug
full. of change.
The same home was burglar-
ized again on April 3, the intruder
taking several guns, a knife, brief-
case, rod and reel. and various
Investigators were tipped that'
the man they were looking for was
Miller, and after further investiga-,
tion a warrant was secured and
Miller arrested. ..
Remnants of personal items,.
stolen from the Red Bull Island
home were found in the ashes of a
fire pit in Miller's backyard and
Miller told investigators he had
thrown the guns in the Chipola
Sheriffs divers were to look for
the guns Monday afternoon.
Sheriffs investigators also,
cleared another significant burgla-
ry in Wewahitchka in the past
On March 27, a lodge at
Lakeside Lodges was broken into'
and more than $1,000 worth of
video games were stolen.
Last week, investigators
arrested four juveniles in the case
and recovered the stolen video
committee has the potential to stimulate economic development in the
The Community Advisory Committee will be seeded with more than
$300,000 from the Washington Improvement Group endowment. Funds
will be used for grants and loans to economic and community develop-
ment projects in North Port St. Joe. .
Residents of North Port St. Joe are invited to a community meeting at
11 a.m. ET at the David Jones Memorial Gym in North Port St. Joe for a
comprehensive introduction to the Community Advisory Committee plans
and procedures for election of directors.
The Washington Improvement Group was formed in 1991 as a com-
murnty organization dedicated to improving conditions in North Port St.
Joe. Created by churches eligible for grants from the Jessie Ball duPont
Fund in Jacksonville, WIG set an initial goal of renovating the former high
school gymnasium into a community recreation center for North Port St.
Joe. That project was completed in 2000.
In the last 12 years, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund has invested a total
of $1,128,000 i.,the churches that created WIG, helping the organization
identify community needs and develop strategies to meet those needs.
In 2002, the leadership of WIG expressed a desire to use endowed
funds from the duPont Fund for more direct investment in economic
development projects in North Port St. Joe. Among the suggested.projects
were a mini-grant program and a micro-loan program to provide small
.scale seed funding to emerging'busineZ'Z" i-ased in North Port St. Joe. A
similar program funded by. th.e Jessie all duPont Fund in the Northern
Neck of VirgLnia has pro\ed"successful in supporting small business
development in that rural area.
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Expanding Business One Cut At A Time
New Laser Cutter Will Add To The Bottom Line for IDM
by Tim Croft
Richard Reinholtz is expanding
his business and in turn, he hopes.
raising manufacturing's profile in
Port St. Joe.
By about 26 tons.
That's the approximate weight
of a hulking laser-cut machine
which Reinholtz is installing at his
Innovative Design Manufacturing
Inc., on Victoria Avenue in Port St.
es, convenience stores and gasoline
The steel machines are fabri-
cated in a non-descript facility on
Victoria Avenue, where Reinholtz
employs about a dozen, and are
shipped around the globe, to
Canada, Mexico Saudi Arabia,
Brazil and Italy, to name a few of
IDM's far-flung markets._
"We have a worldwide market
and every sticker that goes out of
That is, contracting to do the
sort of cutting IDM had to farm out
before purchasing the laser cutter.
The laser is capable of perform-
ing precise jobs slicing half-inch
steel or three-quarter inch carbon
steel to within, say, 5/1000th of an
inch at breakneck speed.-
Chris Benoit, whd will partner
with Rdinholtz in the laser-cutting
end of the business he'll market
the line on prices.
"If I can just' break even I'll be
more than happy, because I'm
ahead 15 percent on my costs,"
Reinholtz said. ',
The laser will almost certainly
mean more jobs: Reinholtz said he
envisioned initially running one
shift six days a week with the laser-
cutter, then adding shifts as
demand warrants. ,
"We're looking at three new
positions. now," Reinholtz said.
Those would be in the fabricating
shop and sales. "I see three or four
."We need help, but I need peo-
ple who want to work, not just have
And desire to be part of an
international business which has
thus far remained afloat in Port St.
Joe despite swirling economic
"Business has picked up,"
Reinholtz said of the business he
has operated less barely two years.
"It seems to be picking up.
Hopefully as the economy picks up
it will pick up even more.
"We like doing our thing (In Port
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Workers labor to "slide" part of a 26-ton laser cutter into Innovative Design Manufacturing's facility on Victoria
Ave. The laser cutter should expand the company's business and help raise the profile of local manufacturing.
The laser-cutter, which can
shave all manner of dense materi-
als, particularly, for Ileinholtz's
purposes, carbon and stainless
steel to within 'thousandths of an
inch, will, Reinholtz believes, trans-
form his bottom line, pad his work-
force and help establish the area as
fertile ground for light manufactur-
'There's not a lot of light manu-
facturing in this town," Reinholtz
said. "You need clean manufactur-
ing in this town.
"I'm putting all the marbles on
the table. I'm trying to clean up,
'spruce it up. We are going to put
this thing on the map."
This thing is, IDM, which man-
ufactures air machines and vacu-
ums of the sort found at car wash-
Have you heard
here says Port St. Joe, Florida,"
The laser cutter a $600,000
behemoth that required Reinholtz
to skin several large sections of his
building to put it in place will
allow the business to grow, and in
turn survive locally, -in several
For starters, Reinholtz will no6
longer be forced to farm out the
work of cutting the steel pieces that
eventually are fabricated together to
make one of his machines.
That reduces his costs by 15
percent from the time Reinholtz
starts its up.
"That will allow us to keep our
pricing structure while others' are
raising theirs," Reinholtz .noted.
"Arid it's really a business within a
the machine and train those who
will operate it said there are like-
ly no more than 20-25 such
machines in the entire Southeast.
'"The only thing it won't cut is
glass," Benoit said.
|IDM has already received some
$8,000 in orders before the
machine was even installed last
week, Reinholtz said.
He estimated, and he empha-
sized the conservative images in his
crystal ball, that the cutting side of
the business could burn a number
in the healthy six figures onto his
Reinholtz added that while the
machine is" not inexpensive to oper-
ate, overhead is virtually non-exis-
tent since its in his build lg,w'hich
should allow he and Benoit to toe
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Y-aie 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 24, 2003
Planting and Nurturing An Idea As It Takes Root
by Tim Croft
I )r a time on Tuesday, the
clas'-room at Port St. Joe
Ilciimenlary was sun-dappled and
The lesson was more appropri-
school, with some help from coun-
ty extension agent Roy Lee Carter
and master gardeners from the
Garden Club of Port St. Joe, are
this week celebrating national
Arbor Day, which falls on Friday.
its plants and trees and the cycle of
And Tuesday and Thursday,
each grade level will have the
opportunity to go out to the butter-
fly garden and plant a crape myrtle
County extension agent explains how to determine a tree's age to the fourth-graders at Port St.
Joe Elementary as they celebrate Earth Week and Arbor Day.
ate for an arboretum.
And if fourth-grader Austin,
Williams is any indication, the
entire exercise took root.
"You need to, learn to plant
something," Williams said, matter-
of-factly explaining the secrets of
nature. "You need to plant some-
thing in your environment so you
can absorb something from it and
it can absorb something from you.
So you both can live."
Students at the elementary
They are also basking in the
flora of Florida, represented in
their community garden, which
this year was joined in the "back
40" by an adjacent butterfly gar-
"We are promoting the planting
of trees," Carter said. 'This is a
good thing, to plant trees, for the
environment and to beautify the
Teachers and staff have incor-
porated a variety of disciplines into
a weeklong celebration of the earth,
-around its fringe.
Each grade level, now and in
the futurer, will be charged with
caring, nurturing their tree.
"That way everybody will have
a connection to the garden," said
teacher Carmel Dodson.
And maybe something of a con-
-nection to their environment.
The tree .planting on Tuesday
was preceded by some discussion
from Carter and the gardeners con-
cerning all things tree, from nuts to
How to determine a tree's age.
The vital food and ingredients
humans derive from trees in this
corner of the world. How to keep a
tree healthy and rising.
Why do some trees change
color? What is a deciduous tree?
What is photosynthesis?
The kids, from fourth-grade to
'khidergarten on Tuesday, w*ere
Mac Goudey wields the shovel as students dig a hole deep
enough to plant a crape mrytle near the butterfly garden at Port
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rapt pupils and, in some cases,
nearly teachers, as evidenced by
Williams' concise explanation of
The crape myrtle, a plant
indigenous and plentiful in this
part of Florida, fit the lesson-plan
'They are easy trees to grow,"
explained Wayne Blevins, who
recently earned his "Master
Gardener" certificate and was lend-
ing a hand at the elementary
school. "Kids can learn from prun-
ing them. They are very popular
"Hopefully, they'll. take what
they learn and plant a tree in their
The students seemed eager not
to wait, gleefully taking up the
shovel to carve the hole for their
myrtle at the butterfly garden, dig-
ging into the compost for a little
"I learned you have to put com-
post down if you want the tree to
grow," said fourth-grader Mac
Goudey. "I learned how to tell the
age of a tree.
"My grandma likes to plant a
lot and I'm going to help her. I have
(a tree) of my own in my yard. I like
watching it grow. I'll like watching
this one grow."
' Kyle Abert's take was a tad
more big-picture on this tree thing.
'Trees are very, very impor-
tant," Abert said with quiet
earnestness. 'They help all the
Tree planting was just one
component of Port St. Joe
Elementary's green week.
Reading this week focused on
trees, recycling, pollution, water
conservation and protecting
wildlife, including books such as
The Giving Tree and The Great
In-class activities included
making and stocking birdhouses,
planting flowers and recycling plas-
All grades will have the oppor-
tunity to watch The Lorax, a video
based on the Dr. Seuss book which
concerns a boy and nature.,
There is an Earth Day poster
contest with two grand prizes
determined by grade level..,
The week will end with an
Arbor Day ceremony at 1:10 p.m.
on Thursday near the gardens.
During the ceremony two
memorial trees, to Mrs. Marilyn
Funderburk and Mrs. JoAnne
Smith will be planted.
The school is receiving plenty
of community support in the effort.
Garden Club members such as
Erma Daniels, Blevins, Bunny
Miller and Heather Rish assisted
Carter with the week's demonstra-
The Garden Club provided
$500 for plants in the butterfly gar-
den and members lend a hand and
a shovel in maintaining both school
Additionally, the Florida
Nurserymen & Growers Assoc.,
.provided free of charge one of the
myrtles planted this week.
The other trees were pur-
chased from dollars from a nation-
al teaching grant Dodson and sev-
eral other teachers received for the
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It was about closure, about
recognition. The chance to honor
sacrifice, to memorialize service.
And Thomas "Gene" Lee, his
brother said, would have been "tick-
Lee, a native of Apalachicola
and a long-time resident of.Port St.
Joe, was recognized on Monday in
the nation's capital, his name
posthumouslyladded to the lengthy
list of honored dead felled by the
Lee, who served in the U.S.
Army's 9th Infantry Division, wasn't
a combat casualty, but a casualty
all the same, struck down years.
after he left the jungle by non-
Hodgkin's lymphoma that doctors
linked to his exposure to Agent
Orange during almost a year in
He left behind a wife and two
sons and other friends and family
members who could hardly imagine
a more hallowed place for his name
than the Vietnam Veterans
"It would have meant a lot to
him," said his brother, Ed Lee. "He
* was always proud of his service and
it would have meant a lot for him to
be recognized for his service."
Thomas Lee's name will not be
inscribed on the black granite wall
of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,
which over the years has become a
beacon for closure and grief,
remembrance and comfort for mil-
lions of service men and women and
Rather, under what is called the
In Memory program, Lee, like hun-
dreds of others who died as a result
of service in Vietnam though not in
front-line combat, will be included
in an Honor Roll book.
His name and picture preserved
for posterity in a volume visitors to,
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will
find at the visitors' kiosk.
His family will receive a copy of
During the sixth annual In
Memory program now known as
In Memory Day the names of Lee.
and 386 others were read aloud in
front of the memorial. Tributes were
laid at the base of The Wall.
And those names were added to
the list of more than 1,000 who died
prematurely of non-combat injuries
and emotional suffering caused
directly by service in the Vietnam
It is a recognition of men and
.women who are entitled and deserv-
ing, even though their passing do
not meet criteria
The Wall. '
for inscription on
"It is, almost like a memorial
service for the loved ones," said
Holly Rotondi, of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Fund in
Washington, D.C. "They suffered
along with their loved ones. They
need that sense of closure. To see
the impact on these families is
"All wars have their hidden
casualties ... They deserve recogni-
tion for their sacrifice."
Gene Lee didn't speak much
about his time all but a few days
of 1967 in Vietnam a lot, his fam-
ily said. "He had been seriously
wounded in a mine explosion which
caused hearing loss, back problems
and stress-related issues, but he
had left the jungles largely behind.
He had married his wife,
Nadine, less than three weeks after
they met in Mexico Beach. Raised
two sons. Had a happy, productive
Until February 20, 2001, when
what began as a fairly routine visit
to the doctor ultimately led to a
diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lym-
It was a form of the disease
directly linked to exposure to Agent
Orange, a defoliant used with near
abandon early in- the war.
His brother said Lee never
blamed his fate on his time and
place of service in the military.
Ed Lee can remember his broth-
er in the' hospital, speaking with a
Vietnamese nurse in the few words
he knew of her native tongue.
How that nurse brightened, Ed
Lee remembered. Just beamed.
"He was amazing in that way,"
Ed Lee said. "He didn't hold it
The disease, though, was a
nasty and pernicious killer. Barely
four months later, Gene Lee was
Monday's In Memory Day, in a
way, brought him back to life for a
And, maybe, that provides clo-
sure, some balm for still-open
wounds, for his own family.
That was, in part, what sent the
application to include Gene Lee in
the memorial to Washington to
take pride, to remember, to honor.
"It made me proud that they
remembered him," Ed Lee said.
'That they recognized him, that his
name was read. It makes me feel
better about things."
Anyone who believes they have
a family member or friend who qual-
ifies for the In Memory program,
which grew from 54 to 387 names
this year, is encouraged to contact
the Vietnam. Veterans Memorial
Fund for an application.
The address is 1023 Fifteenth
Street NW, Second Floor,
Washington, D.C., 2005-2602.
Thomas "Gene" Lee is Recognized Posthumously
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Daisy Davis, 78, departed this
life on April ,20 at Gulf Pines
She was born to the late Erthy
Mattis and Tom Cruse in Gadsden
County on November 8, 1925. She
came to Port St. Joe in 1952. She
was a member of Zion Fair Mission
Baptist Church, a member of
Choir #1, and a faithful servant,in
the kitchen of the church. She was
employed at the Gulf County
Sheriffs Department for 34 years
as a cook.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, John H. Davis and
one son, Curtis Van Cruse.
She is survived by Carolyn
Wilkes (Clarence) of Miami; Marvin
Davis (Joyce) of Pensacola; Mary
Thomas, Vanessa Fennell
(Frankie), Sharon Fisher, Trent
Davis, and Felisha Quinn (Melvin)
all of Port St. Joe; George Davis of
Panama City; a sister, Helen Green
(Russell); brothers, Robert Cruse
(Joanne) of Sneads, Tom Cruse, Jr.
of Daytona, Douglas Cruse of
Miami, James Cruse of New York,
and John Walter Cruse of
California; one aunt, Edna Cruse,
of Miami; and one sister-in-law,
Beatrice Howard of Port St. Joe;
seventeen grandchildren, twenty
* great-grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild; a host of
cousins, nieces, nephews and
friends; special godchildren, Linda
Leslie, Renee Thomas, Marysue
Charity Horse Show and Music Festival
This Weekend at Frank Brown Park
The 5th Annual Gulf Coast
Charity Horse Show and Music
Festival will be held at Frank
Brown Park in Panama City Beach
from Thursday, April 24 through
Saturday, April 26.
This year's event will feature
food, merchandise 'and rides for
the kids and the best Tennessee
Walking Horses in the country.
Two national acts are booked to
provide the after show entertain-
ment. The Swingin' Medallions will
perform on Thursday and Friday
night after the show and the
Fabulous Expressions will perform
on Saturday night after the show.
The Ivey Brothers will perform
each day prior to the show as soon
as the gates open, which will be at
4:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday
and at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The
weekend will be exciting fun for the
Thanks to the efforts of all the,
sponsors and over 200 volunteers
the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show
is in its 5th year and has already
achieved many national awards
including the highest awards a
Dawson and Charles Underwood.
A funeral service will take
place on Thursday, April 24, at
1:00 p.m. at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church on Avenue C in
Port St. Joe. Battles Funeral Home
in Panama City is in charge of
horse show can receive in this
The Gulf Coast charity Horse
Show and Music Festival tradition-
ally has over 500 horses entering
the show with some coming from
as far away as California to com-
pete. The crowd is estimated at
10,000 people per night attending
"Since the inception of the Gulf
Coast Horse Show and Music
Festival this organization has
donated more than $300,000 to
charities in Northwest Florida,"
says, Sister Blackmon Milligan,
President of the Gulf Coast Charity
Horse Show and Music Festival
and local attorney. "It is great to
have the opportunity to educate
the public on different breeds of
horses, particularly the Tennessee
Walking Horse, the smoothest rid-
ing horse in the world," she added.
There will also be a wine arbor
sponsored by National Distributing
of Pensacola featuring vintages
from around the world with wine
tasting each night.
General admission is $10.00
for adults. Children 6 and under
are free. Reserved table seating
with wonderful catered meals are
available by advanced purchase.
For info call Sister Blackmon
Milligan or Ben Lee at 850-914-
9030 or the ,Panama City Beach
Convention and Visitors Bureau at
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hi_ offering to anyone 55 and older a
free hearing test. If you have been
exposed to loud factory noise, if
people seem to mumble or you
ask people to repeat what they
have said, come see us at:
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GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2003
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's hear-
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In order to meet advertising
deadlines for this year's tax
certificate sale, April 29th,
2003, will be the last day you
may pay ad valorem taxes in
the Wewahitchka Branch
Office. After this date, you
may make your payments in
the Port St. Joe Office.
Shirley J. Jenkins, CFC
Gulf County Tax Collector
FPub i April 24, 2003
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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, April 24. 2003
the tax base of the county and (that
percentage) is growing every day,"
There are two separate, but
somewhat intertwined issues, at
the heart of the county's argument
to overturn the CBRA designation.
One is actually tied to the flood
maps from the Federal Emergency
When FEMA redrew the maps a
couple of years ago, it reduced the
amount of "C", or good, flood zone
on the Cape, placing considerable
acreage that once was zoned "C"
into high-risk zones, where flood
insurance was mandatory for
lenders and only available in the
This, developer Morris Palmer
said, changed the rules in the mid-
die of the game.
Property owners, and there are
hundreds of them, according to
county officials, who had no con-
cern about flood insurance two
years ago, when their land was con-
sidered at no more of a risk to flood
and storm surge than, say,
Tallahassee, suddenly were in the
And in the 'flourish of a pen,
they had reason, where none exist-
ed prior, when decisions about
CBRA were being made, to protest
the CBRA designation on the Cape.
"You have a lot of people who
are innocent," Hammond said.
"These are the people who really got
Palmer added, "If one branch of
the government is going to change
the rule, we'd like to take another
stab (at fighting the CBRA designa-
tion on the Cape)."
Boyd assisted local officials two
years ago in their moderately suc-
cessful pursuit of restoring some of
that land zoned "high" risk back
into the "low" risk category and
there seemed to be some recogni-
tion Monday that Boyd and local
officials had likely traveled down
that road about as far as they could
The other issue, and the one, it
seemed, more likely to find pur-
chase in the hallowed halls of
Washington, was over the designa-
The position of county officials,
as explained Monday, is that the
Cape and Indian Pass should never
have been designated as a CBRA
area from the beginning.
CBRA, in part, was designed to
protect undeveloped coastal areas,
to conserve still pristine and
untouched coastal habitat.
off of existing Highway 98 along the
beaches throughout the study area.
According to Wood a recom-
mended alternative will be identi-
fied at the Public Hearing.
Prior to the public hearing envi-
ronmental impact information will
be available for public review week-
days from 8 a.m. to 4:30p.m. at
"Mexico Beach City Hall.
WindMark Phase II DRI Study
In a very non eventful manner
commissioners approved a recom-
mendation from the Planning
Development and Review-Board to
move forward with the study
process and land use plan for
development of WindMark II subdi-
The St. Joe Company is going
through a Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) study as they make
-plans to market approximately
1,500 lots between Dixie Belle
curve and St. Joe Beach. It will take
several months to complete the
study and amendment to Gulfs
comprehensive plan and future
land use map. During this process
the public will be invited to addi-
tional public hearings to review,
(From Page 1A)
However, Hammond and coun-
ty administrator Don Butler pointed
out, in 1982 the Cape was devel-
oped. Density, the number of resi-
Residents living in and around
the Port Saint Joe community can
be screened to reduce their risk of
having a stroke. Life Line Screening
will be at the Gulf County Senior
Citizen's Center on! Monday, April
28th. The site is located at 120
Library Dr. in Port Saint Joe.
Appointments will begin at 11:00
A stroke, also known as a "brain
attack", is ranked as the third lead-
ing killer in the world, and the sec-
ond among women. Through pre-
ventive screenings, the risk of hav-
ing a stroke can be greatly reduced.
Screenings are fast, painless
and low cost.. They involve the use
of ultrasound technology, and scan
for potential health problems relat-
ed to: blocked arteries which can
lead to a stroke, aortic aneurysms
which can lead to a ruptured aorta,
and hardening of the arteries in the
legs, which are a strong predictor of
heart disease. Also offered for men
and women is a bone density
screening to assess their risk for
"I truly believe that Life Line
Screening saved my ,life," said
Ramon Rolf, Bonita Springs.
(Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
Each screening requires ten
minutes or less to complete. A com-
plete vascular screening package,.
including the, Stroke/Carotid"
Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
and Ankle Brachial Index (harden-
ing of the arteries) screenings is
$99. Sign-up for a complete vascu-
lar package, include the osteoporo-
sis screening and pay only $125.
Life Line Screening was estab-
lished in 1993, and has/ since
become the nation's leading
provider:, of vascular -screenings.
Over 45 ultrasound teams are on
staff to travel to local communess.
bringing the screenings to the pub-
lic. These non-invasive, inexpensive
and painless, ultrasound tests help
people identify their risk for stroke,
vascular diseases or osteoporosis
early enough for their physician to
beghi preventive procedures.
For more information regarding
the screenings or to schedule an
appointment, call 1-800-643,188.
'Pre-registration is required.
nl (From Page 1A)
discuss, and comment on the
Tuesday action by the board
comes on the heels of a public
meeting held two weeks ago, at the*
request of the board of commission-
ers, to give area residents an oppor-
tuity to get an up close look at the
plans, ask questions, and make
comments on the WindMark subdi-
vision and Sf. Joe Plans.
In Other Business
The board approved several
recommendations from the
Planning Development and Review
Passed an ordinance prohibit-
ing the use/consumption of alco-
holic beverages at White City Park.
Altered / board policy to
require A, simple majority (3, votes)
to suspend or fire A county employ-
ee. Prior to the boards action the
commission required four votes to
take such measures.
Agreed to rearrange parking
at the Indian Pass boat ramp to
help reduce congestion and boat,
dental units, and infrastructure,
roads, etc., should have precluded
its inclusion in CBRA.
S"This was a developed area,"
Hammond said. 'They didn't meet
their own rules.
,'Take another look at it and it
wouldn't be a CBRA zone due to
Butler said there were suffi-
cient technical errors made 20
years ago to warrant revisiting the
issue as it pertains to the Cape and
Boyd spent much of'the after-
noon playing devil's advocate, ask-
ing many of the question opponents
of overturning the CBRA. designa-
tion will almost certainly hang their
He declined to put any odds on
the chances of getting legislation
approved county officials have
determined the only way to change
the CBRA designation is by legisla-
tive fiat that would meet the
He digested the county's argu-
ment, took a quick tour of the Cape
and committed to .doing what he
Cong. Boyd eviews CBRA details with Chief Admin. Don Butler as
Commission Chairman Jerry Barnes (right) looks on.
"I don't mind taking up the bat- '
tie," Boyd said. "You never know //
until you try." .
For the deal of your life, see me!
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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405
April 15: Richard Mullinax, 50,
of Wewahitchka, felon in posses-
sion of firearm; Larry Owens, Sr.,
48, of Wewahitchka,. possession
marijuana; James D. Watts, 42, of
Wewahitchka, DWLSR, possession
April 16: Gregory Farmer, 40,
of Port St. Joe, VOP-battery; Debra
Field, 29, of Port St. Joe, grand
theft (Okaloosa County); Randall
Stephens, 35, of Georgia, attach-
ing tag not assigned, no valid dri-
April 17: Joseph Herring. 39,
of Port St. Joe, felony DWLSR;
Brian :J. Miller, 18, of .
Wewahitchka, burglary, armed
burglary, grand theft; Amanda
Powell, 20, of Wewahitchka, princi-
pal to burglary; Ernest Spann, 66,
of Wewahitchka, DWLSR; Tamra
Lansford, 39, of Eastpoint, DUI;
Mark Peavy, 38, of Wewahitchka,
battery, violation of injunction;
Joseph A. Leier, 54, of Georgia,
April 18: Timothy Robison, 18,
of Port St. Joe, battery; Paula
Fortune, 24, of' Wewahitchka,
aggravated domestic battery.
April 19: Ronald Laurimore,
48, of White City, DUI; Charles
Thursday, 38, of Wewahitchka,'
aggravated battery, aggravated?
assault, leaving scene of accident:
April 20: Tonya Myszkowski,
30, of Wewahitchka, DUI;
Kristopher Lamb, 19, of Port St.
Joe, DWLSR; Ronald Lewis, 33, of
Georgia, possession marijuana;
Jarred Brasch, 31, of Georgia, pos-
session marijuana; Sharon
Johnson, 50, of Jacksonville, VOP-
April 21: James C. Terry, 31,
of, Wewahitchka, worthless checks
(Calhoun' County); Tonya.
Myszkowski, 30, violation pretrial
release; Charles F. Tiller, 33, of
Port St. Joe, VOP-aggravated
stalking (Georgia); Carmin
Vasilinda, 25, of Apalachicola,
.April 22: Leslie Hunter, 39, of
Panama City, child support.
PSJ Police Beat
April 13: Christopher A.
Stembridge, 31, of Mexico Beach
was arrested for possession of
cocaine and possession of, drug
paraphernaha after being stopped
by a Port St. Joepolice officer.
Stembridge gave false information
inan,effort to elude arrest which
resulted in an additional charge of
April 19: Ronald J. Laurimore,
48, of White City, was arrested for
DUI after being stopped for a traf-
April 20: Kristopher J. Lamb,
19, of Port St. Joe was arrested for
operating a vehicle with a sus-
pended license after being stopped
for operating a vehicle carelessly
inside a city park.
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for the Ponca City, Oklahoma been invited to Ontario, Canada to
Nationals this July which draws train with Supercross Pros Justin
2,500 riders each year. Also, he haq and Kyle Thompson this summer.
The folks at the County Courthouse held an Easter Bonnet contest last Friday and a, ahem, select
panel of judges chose these as the top six for presentation and winners of "valuable" prizes only a cer-
tain Sheriff could picked out. In order of finish, (left to right), the winners were Charlotte Daniels, Frank
McKeithen, Mary Flack, Linda Griffin, Kiin Mathis and Elvia Hersey.
Kiwanis Annual Select Shot Banquet
0 Slated for Saturday, May 1st
Peevy Dominates at
MX Spring Shootout
Matt Peevy of Port St. Joe
notched back to back wins during
competition over the past two week-
ends in the Motocross Spring
Shootout Series, which takes place
in Fountain, Cairo, GA, and Newton
and Ozark, AL. This tri-state series
runs from March to May and draws
riders from all over the southeast.
Peevy, #418, piloted his KX125
with a comfortable 10-second lead
over second place points leader Ben
Waldner of Coffee Springs, Alabama.
In race one, Matt was 3rd out of
the gate but quickly gained the lead
midway through the first lap when
he nailed the 70 ft. double perfectly.
The rest was history. In race two
Matt won the hole shot and pulled
away from the pack and went on to
win the checkered flag. Matt is spon-
sored by Ron's Kawasaki in Panama
City and will be racing in regional
competitions this spring to qualify
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The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
will hold this year's annual golf
tournament fundraising event for
charity at the beautiful St. Joseph's
Bay Country Club on Saturday,
May 3. Dr. Robert E. King is serving
as Tournament Chair.
All funds raised, will help sup-
port Kiwanis Club's community
service programs which focus on
helping to meet the needs of young
children and youth in Port St. Joe
and the surrounding area.
Over 100 golfers are expected
to participate in the tournament,
which includes challenging on-
course contests and hole prizes,
hole-in-one shoot-outs, and awards
Prizes for-the hole-in-one con-
tests include $20,000 in cash, a
seven-day Caribbean Cruise, a set
of Ping Woods, and a set of Ping ISI
Irons. The hole in one contest will
again be sponsored by Capital City
Six hundred dollars of prize
money will be awarded to the top
three teams. $300 will be awarded
to the winning team, $200 to the
second place team, and $100 to the
third place team.
Those who are interested in
playing in this event can register a
four-person team by contacting
Shirley Jenkins at (850) 229-6652
or Linda Griffin. at (850) 229-6117.
Each team must have an A, B, C, &
D handicap player. The entry fee is
a $50 donation per player. This
donation includes green fees, cart,
as well as a hamburger/hotdog
cookout after the tournament for
each player and their families.
Sponsorships are available at
$150 for a Patron and $75 for a
Hole sponsor. A sponsorship in
this charity tournament is a great
way to support the Kiwanis Club in
its efforts to make this community
a better place for our kids. Persons
who are interested in being spon-
sors may contact Polly-Anna Huie
at (850) 227-1105.
The Kiwanis Club of Port St.
Joe depends on local individuals,
corporate sponsors and other
sources to fund this event, the pro-
ceeds of which are all put back into
the community. The club's longevi-
ty and growth is due to a nmember-
ship that donates many hours of
their time to run Kiwanis' programs
and, fundraisers. This volunteer
ethic, combined with local,
fundraising, has enabled Kiwanis
to serve the Port St. Joe communi-
ty for over 50 years.
For more information on
Kiwanis' Annual Charity golf tour-
nament contact Dr. Robert E. King,
Tournament Chair at (850) 227-
1812 or Keith Jones, Kiwanis,
Treasurer, at (850) 229-9493..
Hundreds of local youngsters
joined in the search for Easter good-
ies during the annual Constitution
City Business Association Easter Egg
hunt last Saturday. Plenty of treats
were found by all who participated.
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OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA has scheduled a public -
hearing regarding proposed improvements within.
the US 98 corridor in Bay and Gulf Counties. "
DATE: May 6, 2003
TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST
PLACE: Centennial Building
2201 Centennial Drive -
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
This hearing will be conducted to afford interested
persons the opportunity to express their views
concerning' the location; conceptual design; and
social, economic, and environmental effects of the Approxiiate Study Corridor
proposed improvements. Improvements being
considered include a roadway on a new alignment 0s jo
that would serve as. an alternate route north of
existing US 98. This new roadway would extend GULF TO BAY HIGHWAY
from south of St.l'e Beach in Gulf County to north
of Mexico Beach in Bay Count)y. New intersections would be provided with existing US 98 at either end of the
project and with CR 386. Existing US 98 would remain as it currently is except for minor changes in the vicinity of
the intersections with the new roadway. The alternative alignments for the new roadway have been evaluated with
respect to their potential to impact wetlands, floodplains, endangered species, archaeological sites, and other
environmental and socioeconomic conditions. A recommended alternative will be identified at the Public Hearing.
Right-of-way acquisition would be required in order to implement the improvement. There are no known residential
and business relocations associated with this project. Any potential encroachment .on wetlands and floodplains
resulting from this project has been identified and has been given special consideration under Executive Orders
11990 and 11998. Access management standards, developed by FDOT under Section 335.188, Florida Statutes, to
protect public safety, provide mobility, and preserve the functional integrity of the road, will be addressed. These
standards affect driveway access and median openings on crossroads affected by the proposed improvements.
This hearing will be held in accordance with 23 CFR 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes. The project is
being developed to comply with Titles VI and VIII of the Civil Rights Act. The agenda for the hearing, given
below, includes an open house for the public to review the hearing documents, a presentation by the study team on
the project and its associated impacts, and a period for public testimony. Before and after the hearing, study team
representatives will be available.to answer questions.
Informal Open House
. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
. 7:30-7:45 p.m.
Prior to the public hearing, the State Environmental Impact Report developed by Opportunity Florida will be
available for public review on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p;, CST, at the Mexico Beach City :Hall, 118 N
14th Street, Mexico Beach, Florida from April 9, 2003 until May 6, 2003.;, These materials will also be available at
the hearing site on the day of the hearing. At the hearing, study team peridtenel will be available to assist citizens
with their questions.
Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations t participate in the hearing should contact the
Public Involvement Coordinator in writing, at least seven (7) calendar days before the hearing date at the address
provided below." 'B' a-
Persons desiring to submit statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements may do so at
the hearing.' Written statements and/or exhibits may also .be submitted as part of the hearing record if received
within ten (10) calendar days after the date of the hearing.
For more infortiltti6n, contact: Chris Mtritt, Public Involvement CPBS&J, 1901 Conrmonw ~ine,
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Baseball Sharks Win 2 of 3
PORT ST. JOE 15, QUINCY SHANKS 1
.THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH
The Port St. Joe Sharks pound-
ed out 11 hits to defeat Quincy
Shanks 15-1 in Thursday night's
The Sharks, who improved to
12-9, scored three runs in the top
of the first inning, four in the sec-
ond, one in the third and seven in
the fourth to put the mercy rule in
Josh Dailey went 2 for 3 with a
double and three RBI. Zach
Williams was 2 for 3 with a double,
with a double and two RBI while
Bart Lowry was 2 for 3 with a dou-
ble, a triple and an RBI to lead the
Sharks (13-9) at the plate.
"Brian pitched seven good
innings, and we were able to play a
lot of young kids," said Gannon. "It
was good for our three seniors to
win their last regular-season game
on Shark Field."
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND
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Stephen Besore went two for three with a double and two RBI in
the Shark's 10-1 victory over Carrabelle.
the Shork's. 10-1 victory over Carrabe[[e.
a home run and two RBI. Raye
Bailey Went 2 for 3 with a pair of
triples and drove in two runs and
Travis Burge went 2 for 4 with two'
Burge (3-4) allowed one un-
earned run on one hit and struck
out eight to pick up the win with
four innings on the mound.
"Travis pitched four fine
innings for us," said head coach
Chuck Gannon. "'We hit the ball
well, collecting 11 hits in four
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FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH
The Sharks scored eight runs
in the second inning en route to a
10-1 victory over Carrabelle in
Friday night's game.
Prior to the game, the Sharks.
honored their three seniors, Chase
Millender, Bobby Phillips and Brian
Thomas (5-1) tossed a com-
plete game two-hitter, and allowed
only one unearned run while walk-
ing one to pick up the win. He
struck out seven in seven innings.
Stephen Besore went 2 for 3
The Sharks dropped to 13-10
overall on the season with Tues-
day night's 23-4 loss to Marianna.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a
9-1 lead with six runs in the bot-
tom of the first inning and three in
the second. They added three in the
third and 11. in the fourth to put
the mercy rule in effect.
"This was a coach's night-
mare," said Coach Gannon. "Our
pitchers gave up 23 runs, 13 of
them earned, 15 ,hits, six walks
and hit five batters. We must
regroup before we head into the
district tournament next week."
Travis Burge (3-5) recorded the
loss on the mound for the Sharks.
Chase Millender led the Sharks
at the plate, going 2 for 2 with a
home run and two RBI.
The Sharks will travel to
Rutherford on Thursday for a 4:30
ET game and to Florida High on
Saturday for a 1:00 game.
On Tuesday, the Sharks will
travel to Blountstown to play the
Tigers at 7:00 ET in the District 3-
2A tournament semifinals. If .the
Sharks defeat Blountstown, they
will advance to Thursday's champi-
onship game to face Liberty County
at 7:00 in Blount-stown.
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Millender attempts a
play in Friday's game.
Brian Thomas struck out seven batters, and allowed only two hits
to improve to 5-1 on the mound for the Sharks. I
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Left to right-Randy Phillips, Bobby Phillips, Cindy Phillips, Bruce Millender, Case Millender, Angeline
Millender, Vicky Thomas, Brian Thomas, and Donald Thomas. These three seniors were honored prior to
Friday's final regular season home game against Carrabelle.
Lady Sharks Take District Win
PORT ST. JOE 5, LIBERTY CO. 0
The Port St. Joe Lady Sharks
improved to 12-9 overall and to 5-1
in District 3-2A play with their 5-0
victory over Liberty County
The Lady Sharks took an early
3-0 lead with a run in each of the
first three innings. They then
added two runs in the top of the
Becky Belin (10-5) tossed a
complete game two-hit shutout to
pick up the win. She struck out
four batters and walked two in
Anna Tankersley went 3 for 4
with a double and an RBI and
Shanna Collier was 3 for 4 with
three singles to lead the Lady
Sharks' attack. Shanna.Wester and
Sherry Foster each had a single
and an RBI while Belin added an
"We played our best game of
the season," said head coach Jim
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The Lady Sharks improved to
13-9 overall on the season with
Tuesday's 14-9 victory in Carr-
The Lady Sharks rallied from
an 8-6 deficit to score four runs in
the top of the fifth and seventh
innings to pick up the win.
Danielle Maxwell (3-4) gave up
one unearned run on one hit, one
walk, and struck out four batters
to pick up the win in 5 2/3 innings
of relief. Becky Belin allowed five
earned runs on eight hits and three
walks in 1 1/3 innings.
Anna Tankersley led the Lady
Sharks at the plate, going 3 for 5
with a double and an RBI. Andrea
Hernandez was 2 for 2 with two
RBI. Shanna Collier went 2 for 4
with a double and an RBI. Melissa
Nixon and Sherry Foster each went
2 for 4 with an RBI. Shanna Wester
.was 2 for 5 with three RBI while
Molly Garrett added ,a single.
"This wasn't our best game by
any means," said Belin. "Danielle
came in and pitched well. As a
team, we kept battling' and pulled
off the win. We are now starting to
battle people, and I love it.",
The Lady Sharks will host
Altha on Thursday at 6:00 ET and
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Travis, a sophomore pitcher, struck out eight
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C Sharks' 15-1 victory over Quincy Shanks.
He also went 2 for 4 at the plate with two
RBI during that game..
S, Becky tossed a com-
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shutout, fanning four as ,:.
the Lady Sharks defeated
Liberty County 5-0.
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Lady Gators Remain at #1 with Win Over Tigers
WEWAHITCHKA 1, CHIPLEY 0
TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND
The top-ranked Wewahitchka
Lady Gators knew coming into
Tuesday night's match-up with
Chipley, No. 3 in Class 2A, that it
was going .to be a pitchers' duel
between the Lady Gators Judith
Husband and the Lady Tigers Amy
Husband, who signed with
'Pensacola Junior College earlier
this year, came into the game with
a 19-1 record, and only two losses
the past two seasons.
Harrison on the other hand,
-came into what was has been called
the. Big Bend's game of the year,
with an unblemished 18-0 record.
She has verbally com-mitted to play
for Florida State University.
Jade Gaskin led off the third
inning with a bunt and reached on
an error when Chipley's third base-
man made a bad throw to first.
Gaskin ended up on third base
when the ball got. past their right
fielder. Two batters later, Brandi
Sasser hit a sacrifice fly to left-cen-
ter, allowing Gaskin to score the
only run of the game.
"This was an excellently-played
Sorry no stats were available
by press time for the Gators' two
games this past week.
W* ewahitchka will be hosting
the District 3-A Tournament this
On Tuesday, the Gators will
play Robert F. Munroe at 3:00 CT
followed by Aucilla Christian ver-
sus Carrabelle at 6:00.
The championship game will
be on Thursday at 6:00.
ball game by both teams," said,
head coach Charles Fortner. 'We
got some great pitching from Judith
and our defense played excellent
behind her. We didn't swing the
batt well and we struck out too
many times, but were able to force
them to make a mistake to get the
Judith Husband (20-1) held the
Lady Tigers at bay the rest of the
game, and pitched out of a jam in
the top of the fifth inning to pick up
the win. With two outs in the fifth,
Husband gave up a walk. Harrison
then drove a change-up into left-
center for a double to put runners
on second and third for Chipley. A
pop-up to Brandi Sasser at short-
stop ended the inning.
Husband tossed a complete
game three-hit shutout, struck out
six and walked one batter seven
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Brandi Sasser made some great plays at short stop for the Lady
Britney Grice had the Lady
Gators"only hit, a single to left field
in the top of the second inning.
Harrison finished the game
with 10 strikeouts, while allowing
only one hit for Chipley (21-4-1).
The Lady Gators .(21-1) will
host Rutherford on Thursday at
6:00 CT; then travel to Port St. Joe
on Friday at 5:00.
The District 3-A Tournament
will begin on Monday at Carra-belle
with Aucilla Christian taking on
On Tuesday, top-seeded
Wewahitchka will play the winner of
the Aucilla/Apalachicola game at
6:00 CT. Also on Tuesday, R. F.
Munroe will take on Carrabelle.
The District 3-A champion-ship
game will be on Thursday at 6:00
CHS 000 000 0-0 3 1
WHS 0 0 100 00 x -1 1 0 Britney Grice fields a bunt,
and throws to first for the out.
Jade Gaskin slides into home to score the only run of the game
off of Brandi Sasser's sacrifice fly to left field.
This Week In Sports
- Wewa High
Varsity Girls Softball
April 24 Rutherford Home 6:00
April 25 Port St.. Joe Away 5:00
April 28 May 2 District Tourn. Carrabelle
May 6 Regional Quarter Finals TBA TBA
May 8 Regional Semi-Finals TBA TBA
May 10 Regional Finals TBA TBA
May 14-16 Final Four4ompa TBA
Varsity Boys Baseball
April 28 April 30 District Tournament
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33rd Ling Tournament This Weekend at Mexico Beach
MEXICO BEACH HOLDS 33RD
ANNUAL LING TOURNAMENT
by Tim Croft
Fling your line for a ling and sail
away with some cash.
Mexico Beach holds its 33rd
annual Ling Tournament this week-
end, with more than $6,000 in
prizes in store for fishermen of all
"(The tournament) promotes the
beach," said J. Patrick Howard of
the city's Community Development.
Peggy Wood, chairwoman of the
Council, added, "All the fishermen
look forward to it every year."
Cash prizes are awarded to the
first three places in each of five fish
species categories: cobia (ling),
grouper, Spanish mackerel, snapper
For cobia, the dollars are
$1,000 for first, $500 for second
and $250 for third.
boat which earns the most points.
Points are awarded for first through
fifth place in each fish category.
Each boat is limited to one place per
species in the points race.
Trophies will be given each
place-winner in addition to the coin.
The entry fee for the tourna-
ment is $100, or $25 per angler with'
four to a boat, and each entrant will
get a tournament T-shirt and hat.
The tournament begins with a
captains' meeting 5-7 p.m. CDT on
Thursday at Marquardt's Marina.
Refreshments will be served.
Fishing begins Friday morning
and continues through Saturday
deck at the El Governor Motel.
Tombstone, which plays
Southern rock and country, will
perform immediately following the
The awards ceremony is free.
A free children' fishing tourna-
ment will be held 9-11 a.m. CDT on
Saturday morning at Canal Park.
Kids need to be accompanied by
an adult and should bring a rod and
reel. Bait will be provided.
There will be boys and girls divi-
sions and trophies will be awarded
for the first three places in each
Every child gets a participant's
ribbon and the longest fish wins.
"It's the most fun in the whole
tournament, watching those kids,"
Tournament T-shirts and hats
will be on sale throughout the week-
Net proceeds are earmarked for
the Mexico Beach Fourth of July
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In the other four categories, the afternoon. Weigh-in will be 1-5 p.m.
prizes are $500, $250 and $100 for CDT on both Friday and Saturday
first through third, respectively. at Marquardt's.
A $1,000 grand prize goes to the The awards ceremony will be 7
p.m. CDT on Saturday on the pool
PSJ Marina to Host National
Redfish Tourney July 26th
by Tim Croft ,
Part angler tourney, part lesson
in resource protection, the Port St.
Joe Marina will host a natonally-
recognized fishing tour in late July.
The marina has been chosen by
the Inshore Fishing Association
(IFA) to host one of 12 stops on its
2003 Redfish Tour Open Division
The tour, featuring one-day
will come to Port St. Joe for the first
time on Saturday, July 26.
A captain's meeting held the
night before will kick off the tourna-
ment, which is open to all anglers
fishing from boats.
Redfish is the only catch and all
fish landed wil1 be released.
"This is a real big tournament,"
said Trey Landry, Port St. Joe
Marina's dockmaster and local fish-
ing guide. "Next to our kids tourna-
ment, which has' been very success-
ful, this will likely be the next most
important tournament that the
marina will have this year."
For starters, there is the profile
of the Redfish Tour, found in the
boatload of major sponsors who ride
with the tour, including Mercury
Outboard, Engines, Ranger Boats,
Diawa Rods and Reels and Cabela's.
The tour conducts tournaments
across the southwestern and south-
eastern United States.
"It's a major organization,"
Landry said. "It brings in major out-
And it. also does irimost of the
work itself, which was critical for
the Port St. Joe Marina, which is in
full sway of the busy season in July.
Redfish Tour organizers ferry in
their own people and equipment,
including a catch-and-release tank,
to each tournament site and con-
duct the tournament on-site and in-
The marina acts strictly as a
.host, providing some logistical sup-
port and, primarily, the base from
which the tournament takes sail.
Additionally, the tournament's
-atch-and-release format highlights
i mission of the tour: educating
fishermen, particularly young
anglers, on the importance of
While anglers along the
Forgotten Coast freely frolic in the
opportunity for "meat" fishing, in
other parts of Florida as well as the
3ulf region, catch-and-release is
-ssential for fisherAien to, well,
have anything to catch.
In many more populated areas,
such as Central and South Florida,
It would not take long for the
human population to deplete fish
population if al1 landings wound up
on the dinner table.
The Redfish Tour offers a differ-
ent angle on fishing and introduces
a somewhat novel concept to the
"It gives a chance for the
younger generation to become
familiar with catch-and-release,"
Landry said. "Redfish has become a
popular inshore sport fish. It's an
Important resource to teach kids
And, in turn, the importance of
preserving marine resources for
generations to come.
The tournament's format is
open, professional, amateurs,
women and children are welcome to
cast their lines in the Gulf waters.
All have a chance to advance to
the pro tour when the season closes
On its website, the IFA
describes the Redfish Tour as, "A
series of one-day catch and release
close-to-home events where the
working man angler, ladies and kids
can have a fun event. Five teams
will qualify for the postseason com-'
petition in the Redfish Tour Pro
Port St. Joe, Landry, said,
proved an attractive locale for the
tour, which had been investigating a
stop between Panama City and
Tallahassee for several years.
ing," Landry said. "There is a great
redfish resource. And it's a great
Which should see its profile
raised further up the mast with the
arrival of the Redfish Tour.
"The addition of a nationally
recognized fishing tournament,"
said John Landry; regional presi-
dent for Brandy Marine Inc., which
manages the Port St. Joe Marina,
"will further benefit the city and
area by and through exposure to
major fish and tackle manufactur-
ers, tournament sponsors and
anglers, and the new visitors the
tournament will bring to the area."
Further, the Redflsh Tour,
should enhance the line-up of tour-
naments hosted at the marina
which have quickly become annual
milestones in the fishing season.
'The marina will continue to
host other fishing tournaments that
local civic clubs and organizations
wish to hold," Trey Landry said,
noting that plans were on the board
to add several tournaments this
year, "as well as the highly success-
ful annual kids tournament, all of
which are important to the marina
and the community."
For more Information on the
Redflsh Tour go to www.redfish-
tour.com and click on Open Tour.
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GCEC Youth Tour Contestants Visit Tallahassee
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
recently sponsored a trip to
Tallahassee for local high school
juniors. The trip was part of the
Washington, D.C. youth Tour
Contest that rural electric coopera-
tives across the nation participate
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the contest for eleventh-
graders whose parents are mem-
bers of GCEC. Contestants are
interviewed by a panel of three
judges from the electric cooperative
industry and two winners are cho-
sen to travel on an all-expenses-
paid trip to Washington, D.C. in
June, where they join other
eleventh-grade students from all
over the United States to tour our
Local civic organizations and
volunteer fire departments play an
important role in the contest, as
they nominate the students who vie
for the trip. This year's contestants
were: Laura Jade Husband, repre-
senting the Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service; Benjamin A.
Jones, 'representing the
Wewahitchka Woman's Club;
Zachary A. Newsome, representing
the Kinard Volunteer Fire
Department; and Makayla Pickron,
Youth Tour Contestants Laura Husband (winner), Ben Jones (winner),
Zach Newsome (runner-up), Cassie Ward, Candace Little (winner), Makayla
Pickron and Brittany Alford.
representing the Scotts Ferry
Volunteer Fire Department.
This year's winners are Laura
Husband and Ben Jones. Runner-
up is Zach Newsome. ,
Gulf Coast Electric took all of
the students nominated to compete
in the contest on a two-day trip to
Tallahassee. There they joined
approximately one hundred other
eleventh-grade participants repre-
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senting electric cooperatives across
the state. The students participated
in a mock legislative session, and
visited the Challenger Learning
Center, where they watched an
Imax movie and a presentation in
the center's planetarium. Brittany
Alford, a student of Port St. Joe
High School, Candace Little and
Cassie Ward also traveled with
GCEC's Youth Tour contestants to
Tallahassee. All three are either
children or grandchildren of Gulf
Coast Electric employees or board
members and therefore ineligible to,
compete in the contest. Instead
they competed in a statewide essay
contest for a chance to go on the
Washington, D.C. Youth Tour trip..
'It'was announced in Tallahassee
that Candace Little won the contest
and will also travel to Washington,
D.C. in June.
"The Youth Tour Contest is a
great opportunity for us to reward
local students for being outstand-
ing leaders in their communities,"
GCEC Manager of Marketing and
Member Services, Michael White
The Washington, D.C. Youth
Tour Program has been in exis-
tence since 1957 when co-ops sent
students to Washington, D.C. to
work during .the summer. By 1964,
the program was catching on and
the National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association began to
coordinate the efforts of the co-
ops. Since then, thousands of
young people have experienced this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
visit our nation's capitol and learn
about our government. ,
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Wewa Woman's Club News
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club met on Wednesday, April 9,
at the Gulf Coast Electric Coop
Maureen Mitchell, president,
conducted the business meeting.
Carol Vlahos, chairman of conser-
vation, had as a guest speaker Phil
Manor, wildlife biologist. He gave a
very informative program on the
Apalachicola River Wildlife and
Emmie Young gave the devo-
tional and selected a chapter from
The Journal of Mary Smith.
During the meeting, plans
were finalized for the club's booth
at Co-op Day. The club sold
sausage and biscuits, baked
goods, chips and cheese.
Plans for the May Banquet
were finalized and it will take place
'at The Bayou Restaurant. District
II Director Diane Hobe will attend.
Myrtice Dean won the senior
'citizens drawing, a hand-painted
Carol Vlahos, Maureen
Mitchell and Tweeta Gaskin plan
to attend the Florida Federation of
Woman's Club convention. Betty
Holloway, Elaine Howell, and
Dorothy Griffin were hostesses
and served delicious refreshments.
Gulf Coast Community College
Small Business Development
Center and Veterans Business
Outreach Center will offer the fol-
lowing classes during the months
of May and June: .
Steps to :Starting a' Small
Business will be offered on
Thursday, May 1, from 8:30'to
11:30; Thursday, May 15 from
9:00 to noon; Tuesday, June 3
from 1;30 to 4:30; and Thursday,
June 26 from 9:00 to noon.
Business Plan I and II will be
offered on Tuesday, May 13 and
27, from 1:30 to 4:30; Thursday,
May 29 and June 12 from 9:00 to
noon; and Tuesday, June 17 and
July 1 from 8:30 to 11:30.
Small Business Accounting &
Taxes will be offered on Thursday,
June 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 and
Quickbooks will be offered on
Saturday, June 21 and 28.
For information call 1-800-
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Allen Forston
Couple Wed In April
Andrew Harcus is proud to announce the marriage of his parents,
Melanie Marie Watson and Jason Allen Forston on Saturday, April 19.
Melanie is the daughter of Gwen Allen of Port St. Joe, and David Watson.
She is the granddaughter of Curtis Watson of White City.
Jason is the son of Mary Jane Lindsey of Port St. Joe and Ray Forston
of Corydon, Indiana.
The couple will reside in Port St. Joe.
Blackman Receives Scholarship
Justin Blackman, 20, has.
been awarded the prestigious
Winthrop-King Scholarship from
Florida State University.
This $5500 award from the
FSU Dept. of Modem Languages
FSU to Hold Free
Seminar for Health
On May 9, The Lighter Side:
Making Life Work for You,
Personally and Professionally, will
be presented by FSU Panama City
in the Gulf Coast Community
.College Student Union East: The
free half-day workshop focuses on
the specific needs of health care
personnel. The event is co-spon-
sored by GCCC, Gulf Coast
Medical Center, Florida Nurses
Association, District 22, and Bay
Through The Lighter Side,
internationally-known trainer, arid
speaker Saidy: Queen provides
participants AWithl the tools to re-
evaluate their mission to work, in a
helping profession, acquire posi-
tive stress control to improve daily
life, develop techniques to stay off
the "best stressed list" and feel in
control of their destiny.
Participation in the workshop
will count as 3 contact hours of
continuing education in various
areas. All participants in the work-
shop will receive a ,certificate of
attendance from GCCC. .
The workshop will be present-
ed in two sessions. 'The morning
session will run from 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. and the afternoon ses-,
sion from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., giving
participants an option of when to
attend. Registration for the event
will be accepted prior to the event
by mail and in person the day of
the seminar pending ,available
For information, contact
Michael Barbour at 850-819-7090.
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The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the.
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legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
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Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
will allow Justin, who is a Junior
at FSU, to study this .summer at
Moscow State University (MGU) in
This will be Justin's second
summer of study at MGU. When
he finishes this trip he will have a
bachelor's degree in Russian lan-
"This will be and invaluable
experience for me, and I am grate-
ful for both the opportunity to
study abroad as well as for the
support I've received from the
community," He said.
Justin plans to pursue a
degree in psychology,, then attend
medical school. '.
He is the son. of Billy and.
Susan Blackman of Havana.:
Justin has one sister, Jillian, who
is a sophomore at Florida High in
Tallahassee. He is the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Blackman
of Wewahitchka and Mr. and Mrs.
F.E. Trammell, formerly of Port St.
Joe, now living near Westville..
S' Alex Richards and Hanna McClain
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100th Birthday Celebration
Nettie Smith celebrated her
100th birthday on Saturday, April
12, at Bay St. Joseph Care Center.
Nettie was born on April 12,
1903 in Waycross, Goergia. She
* raised three children, all of whom
have now passed on. She has three
grandchildren and two great-
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Nettie's secret to a long life:
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resident of Bay St. Joseph Care
Center, her secret to a long life is
loafing. Her philosophy is "live
honestly and be particular about
how you raise your family."
Happy 100th birthday, Nettie!
PSJHS Class of
The Port St. Joe High School
class of 1956 will be celebrating
their 47th year class reunion at
the Gibson House on St. Joe
Beach, on Saturday, May 3.
Any friends of the class are
invited to attend between the
hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday, May 3.
The Pink Ladies of Gulf Pines
Hospital will hold a drawing for a
beautiful handmade afghan on
Wednesday, May 7, just in time for
Mother's Day. The afghan is on
display at the hospital. Tickets are
on sale for $2 each or three for $5.
The Pink Ladies hold monthly
meetings, ,in; the :.dining room at
Gulf Pines Hospital,, and welcome
.,.ladies who would like to volunteer
their spare time. For information
call 648-5853 or stop by the hospi-,
tal and ask for a Pink Lady.
Ross E. Tucker, CLU,
Registered Health Underwriter
owner of Tucker Life-Health
Insurance Agency, Inc., has
achieved the 2002 Leading
Producer Qualifier Award. This
award is given by the National
Association of Health
Underwriters to the top producers
in the field of health insurance.
Only a small percentage of health
insurance agents achieve this
The agency specializes in pro-
viding group health benefits to
businesses and organizations.
Many very small businesses and
organizations are assisted by
Tucker to access not only high
quality health insurance, but also
dental and life insurance. The
agency has served the area since
1984. Tucker graduated from FSU
in 1973, and has been an insur-
ance agent for 22 years. He is a
Registered Health Underwriter,
which denotes both educational
competency and field experience
in life underwriting, considered to
be tantamount to CPA in account-
The agency represents
Healthplan Southeast, a division
of Vista Healthplan, a local region-
al HMO (Health, Maintenance
Organization) with many years
experience in providing high qual-
ity health care. The American
Dental Plan, a division of Comp
Benefits Corporation, provides
outstanding benefits at an
extremely low cost through its net-
work of Dental HMO providers,
and through its PPO plan for larg-
er employers, access to any den-
tist, is another part of the agency's
The president, faculty and
graduating class of the University
of West Florida announce that
Crystal Hand is a candidate for the.
degree of bachelor of arts in public
relations. Crystal is the daughter
of Linda and Ernest Hand and a
1998 graduate of Wewahitchka
High School. Commencement will
take place Saturday, April 26 at
9:20 a.n. at the Pensacola Civic
Center. Crystal plans to pursue a'
master's degree at Florida State
University with an emphasis in
corporate and public communica-
primary companies. The agency
provides Medicare Supplement
Insurance primarily through
Central States of Omaha, and
United American. Rounding out,
the agency's primary company
portfolio is Midland National Life,
providing outstanding individual
The family of Clarence
Armstrong would like to express
our sincere appreciation for many
expressions of love and concern
everyone has shown during the
loss of our loved one.
We especially thank Rev. Tim
Bailey and Rev. Nolan Kent for
being so kind in time of need.
Thanks for everyone's prayers,
flowers, cards and food. A special
thanks to the pall bearers and
honorary pall bearers who were so
kind to be a part of the service.
Your deeds of kindness shall
always be remembered.
-The Clarence Armstrong family,
Ben Armstrong, Melba Peak,
Sarah Byrd, Betty Sue Hanlon
Thanks to All
The deepest gratitude our fam-
ily extends to all who, found so
many tender, kind and loving ways
to express friendship and sympa-
thy during our bereavement. We
would like to take this opportunity
to express thanks to all her physi-
cians in Bay and Gulf County, may
the Lord continue to bless each
and every one of you.
-Family of Daisy Davis
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Ladies Outreach Mother &
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The Ladies Outreach .for Street, Wewahitchka. Those
Christ has announced a Mother & attending are asked to bring a
Daughter Brunch to take place food dish of their choice.
Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. CT.
The Brunch will be held at the Mothers with daughters age
Potter's House, 636 N. 2nd 13 and over are invited to attend.
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
Robert H. Trawick
Robert Henry Trawick, a
native of Port St. Joe, passed away
Wednesday, April 16. He was born
Fonzer Lee Woodham
Forizer Lee Woodham, 85, was
born in Porterdale, GA and resided
in Georgia until 1995 at which.
time he moved to Mexico Beach.
He passed away on Friday, April
11, in local hospital.
He is survived by Dorothy Lee
Woodham, his wife of 63 years;
son, Gary Lee Woodham, Sr., and
wife Gail of Mexico Beach; daugh-
ter, Marilyn Chandler of Helena,
AL; six grandchildren, one step-
granddaughter; 11 great-grand-
children, two step-great-grandchil-
dren; and numerous nieces and
nephews. He was Baptist by faith.
He was a locomotive engineer and
retired after 40 years of service.
Graveside services were con-
ducted at Greenwood Cemetery,
Atlanta, GA on Friday, April 18, at
1:00 p.m. (EST) with the Rev. Cecil
Etheredge officiating. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests that
contributions be made .to the
American Heart Association.
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
July 19, 1928, and attended
church at Hope Family Worship
He served as Boatswain's Mate
III Class in the United States Navy
during the Korean Conflict. He
retired from St. Joe Paper
Company after 36 years. He was a
Mason for more than 50 years,
serving as Master of Lodge 111 in
He was preceded in death by
his father, L. Marshall Trawick;
mother, Euphamia Roberts; step-
father, Oscar L. Roberts; brother,
William L. Trawick; and a sister,
Dorothy Mae Trawick.
He is survived by Mary Jane
Trawick, his wife of 49 years; a
brother, Harry L. Trawick and wife
Florence and their children of
Thomasville, GA; a sister-in-law,
Frances Trawick and her children
of Smyrna, GA; and many friends.
Graveside services were held
Friday, April 18, at 3:00 p.m. ET,
at Jehu Cemetery in Wewahitchka
conducted by Brother Cy Williams
and with Masonic Rites rendered
by Lodge 111. Interment followed.
Memorials may be given to the
Hope Family Worship Center or to
the Cancer Society in Mr.
The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
S Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9.730 a m. EST Sunda i11 a.m. CST
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 Schobl 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
6 first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET ** PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
6 '. Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
SSunday School. ....... ... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
T Disciple Training ........ ....... 6:00 pm
.*^^trS Evening Worship ............... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
w- Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"
FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe
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 Praver Meeting & Bible Study ....... :00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
BAPTIST e CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691 229
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
REV. JOHN ADKINS, PASTOR
The Potter's House
SWIHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
'%-, 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening. Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE
382 Ling Street Highland View
.Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Emmit L. Clayton
Emmit Lamar Clayton, 47, of
Port St. Joe, died Wednesday, April
9, at Hospice House in
Tallahassee. He was .a native of
Chattahoochee, moving from St.
Petersburg, to Port St. Joe in 1990.
He was a concrete contractor.
He is survived by his daugh-
ters, Christie Clayton Ryan and
Tray Lynn Clayton both of St.
Petersburg; mother, Janie-Mearl
Steele of Sneads; grandmother,
- Marsha: McDaniel; brothers,
brindle Plott hound, rare; Dixie, a
black shepherd female; Timber, a
year-old chocolate lab mix; a long
haired orange kitten & stub tailed
tabbykitten (both 3 months)
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
at 227-1103 or visit the Humane
Society's web site at www.sjbhu-
Danny Clayton of Wewahitchka,
William "Glen" Clayton of Port St.
Joe, and Michael Clayton of
Tampa; sister, Susie Clayton
Harrison of Sneads; and grand-
child, Cayla Lynn Ryan.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, April 12, at Magnolia
Cemetery in Apalachicola. All
arrangements are under direction
of Kelley Funeral Home,
Apalachicola. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be ,made to Big
Bend HospOfe,,e PO. Box 618,
Carrabelle, FL 32322.
A BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
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.
T0 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
f FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- l. s 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sus" '' Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship. ..... 10 a.m.h Street
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. .
Adult School ........ 11 a.m.
Adult sCh~ool ..........11 a.m, .
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron
Highway 71 / Cecil'Costin Sr.
i', :iri:I 'ipI Training
P ort St. Joe
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School .............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... 11:00 a.m.
Fellowship ......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Jesse Evans Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Sealey
K PASTOR Choir Director Youth & Children's Director
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
National Day of Prayer
Set for Thursday, May 1
As America experiences war,
thousands of Floridians plan to
gather from Pensacola to the Keys,
to bow their heads in prayer for the
nation and our troops on
Thursday, May 1, for the fifty-sec-
ond annual National Day of Prayer.
Throughout the state there will
be prayer breakfasts, children's
prayer walks and prayer gather-
ings at city halls, churches,
schools and parks. A communi-
ty-wide prayer rally that drew over
seven thousand people last year
will' again be held at the Daytona
In Tallahassee, in the Capitol
courtyard, there will be a chil-
dren's prayer walk, which will
The monthly Gospel Sing will
be held Saturday night, April 26 at
7:00 p.m. ET'at the Highland View
Church of God, 482 Pompano
Street. Everyone in the community
is encouraged to join in and wor-
ship by singing and praising the
Lord. For more information call
Earl Peak at 229-6547.
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be conducting an
Outreach on Thursday, April 24,
from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
CT, at the Wewahitchka Senior
Center during the distribution of
public commodities. A representa-
tive will be on hand to give out
information and answer questions
about the services available in Gulf
County to people age 60 and over.
For more information about servic-
es call 229-8466.
include emergency response work-
ers and their vehicles and a com-
munity-wide prayer rally at noon
in the Capitol courtyard. Governor
Jeb Bush, -Lt. Governor Toni
Jennings, FSU Coach Bobby
Bowden, and Mayor John Marks
will be'joined by other state and
local leaders and clergy to pray for
our nation and our troops.
"Today more than ever
America needs prayer. If our
nation is to survive the challenges
that lie ahead, it will be through
the power of prayer. Our President
has asked for people to pray for
our troops and on the National
Day of Prayer we will do just that.
It is an important day across our
state and across the nation as we
cry out to the Lord in prayer and
ask for his protection, guidance
and for our nation to truly be one
nation under God," Pam Olson,
President of Florida Prayer
Network and the National Area
Leader for the NDP Southeast
Region of the U.S.
The National Day of Prayer
was established by an act of con-
gress in 1952. This year, 20,000
organized observances will take
place nationwide. The National
Day of Prayer encourages
.Americans to pray for their nation,
its people and its leaders. This
year's theme is "Righteousness
Exalts a Nation" based on Proverbs
14:34, "Righteousness exalts a,
nation but sin is a disgrace to any
For more information on
Florida's National Day of Prayer
events visit www.floridaprayer.org
or call Pam Olden at (850)906-
Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Port St. Joe
Wednesday Evening Apalachicola... ... Panama Ciy
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Hwy Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 7 Family Life church
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net wewabtchka
323 Reid Avenue *; Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
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
Listen to ALL CHRISTIAN RADIO
First United Methodist Church
I I of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
r Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............... ......................... 8:30 a.m., CT
Contemporary ............................................. 11:00 a.m ., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820
But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
(, /- (& ji< / will soar on wings like eagles...
u Isaiah 40:31
: \Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
S I Sundays Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
Come Celebrate with us! (in members' homes)
Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org
"A Port of Victory"
First Churck of the Nazarene
2420 Long Avenue Port St. 3oe, Florida 32456
Sunday School . 10 a m G iae o the Lord the gl1ry
Sunday Moining Worship .. 11 o.m de His nice. worshp the
Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m. Lord ini llie be"OLt"' af lino ess
Wednesday Evening Seivice .. .... 7 p.m. Psalln 29 2
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
"Remember church the way it used to be?"
lIT STILL I AT:ur
Discover God's Love!
JU NO FRILLS! NO FADS0 NO GIMMICKS
JUST LETTING GCD0,9 ,:H .i,l. ,fU Hi:'- i
Panhandle Players Present an Evening of One-Act Plays
The Panhandle Players will
present an evening of one-act
plays at the Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola on Friday and
Saturday, April 25-26, and at Port
St. Joe Elementary School in Port
St. Joe on May 2 and 3. Curtain
time for both shows is 8:00 p.m.,
Admission is $10 at the door.
According to Liz Sisung, pres-
ident of the Panhandle Players,
the fun night will consist of four
comedies and one suspense.
Directors, stage managers, cast
& 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/heath 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 until 12:30.
This will be a walk in clinic. The
following tests will be conducted
by agency health professionals:
sugar check, blood pressure check
and cholesterol screening. Please
call Jerry at 229-8466 for addition-
The hottest new release of
2003 is the new Movie Gallery
located at 155 West Hwy. 98. The
store made its debut April 11 with
David Sims II premiering as the
new store manager backed by his
all-star cast of associates, and
directed by the all-time favorite
District Manager, Anthony DeVito.
The new Port St. Joe Movie
Gallery will begin with a 99 cent
opening special on any video
rentals in the store. They offer and
array ,of exciting actions, 'drama,
romance, comedies, the all-favorite
classics in video and DVD and a
great selection of games for rental.
More fun and prizes are sure
to happen at the grand opening
which is scheduled for May 24.
One lucky contestant will be eligi-
ble to win a'grammy prize drawing
of one year ,f free movie rentals.
Forum at GCCC
The Lifelong Learning Division
of Gulf Coast Community College,
in. conjunction with the Bay
County Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit and
Partnership for Families, will con-'
duct a forum on family court mat-
ters on Saturday, April. 26 from
8:00 a.m. to 3:45' p.m. in the
Student Union East Conference
Center at the Panama City cam-
Representatives from the fol-
lowing professions would benefit
from the information provided at
the conference: law enforcement,
child protection, family law, men-
tal health, the' judiciary, court
clerks, education, health care,
juvenile justice, state, attorney,
public defender, domestic violence
advocacy and the community-at-
The following topics will be
addressed at the forum: identifying
the signs of neglect or abuse; dif-
ferentiating between the, role of
guardian ad litem and- a child pro-
tective investigator; locating
resources within ,the community
which address the needs of chil-
dren; explaining the role of a
mandatory reporter; identifying
the elements of a unified family
court; and explaining the role of all
parties involved in child welfare;
The registration fee is $25. For
more information, call 872-3819.
DAVID OAKLEY, L.M.T.
Cooper's Cut & StteU
230 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
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and support crews are all local.
Casting for the five plays calls for
24 parts, some of them filled by
new members of the Panhandle
Sorry, Wrong Number, written
by Lucille Fletcher involves 14
actors. Director Rex Partington
noted that this timeless favorite
from radio days stars an invalid
woman who, overhearing a murder
plot over her phone, desperately
attempts to report the planned
crime. The popular Barbara
Stanwyck starred in the film ver-
sion of .Sorry, Wrong Number.
Judith Henderson has been cast
for the starring role at the Dixie
Theatre. Other actors are: Hardy
Bush, Angel Colagrossi, Malanie
Cooper, Linda Elsea, Michele
Garrard, Adam Garry, Royce
Hodge, Elaine Kozlowsky, Hank
Kozlowsky, Delores Roux, Joe
Shields, Christina Slotin, and
It's a Small World, written by
Albert Brown and directed by
Royce Hodge, stars Barbara Siprell
and Hank Kozlowsky. In the play,
two mature people meet by chance
and discover their common roots,
a shared childhood. Hodge noted
that the original setting has been
altered to fit Apalachicola.
Cathy Watts directs the come-
dy, The Footsteps of Doves, written
by Robert Anderson. Ms. Watts
describes the play as another older
favorite, "with characters you can
relate to." In the story, a middle-
aged couple (played by Ed Tiley
and Linda Elsea) shop for twin
beds. Carolyn McCullough and
Elaine Kozlowsky also act in this
A second Robert Anderson
play, I'm Herbert, stars Royce
Hodge and Liz Sisung, and is
directed by Gayle Dodds. Written
and set in the sixties, the comedy
remains contemporary in its
depiction of an older couple's bog-
gled memories of each other and
Ed Tiley directs a Dorothy
Parker, comedy, Here We Are.
Originally published as a short
story in the early 30s, .the play's
two unnamed characters are a
newlywed couple en route by train
to a New York honeymoon. Amy
Paterson and Joe Shields III star
as the charming but bashful bride
and the hopeful, eager bride-
Director Rex Partington noted
that the Port St. Joe production
will not include Sorry, Wrong
Number. In its place, he will direct
Is It Me?, an anonymously written
one-act work whose two female
characters (played by Melanie
Cooper and Christina Slatin) meet
while applying for the same job.
Rex Partington, Producing
Artistic Director of the Dixie
Theatre Company, says that he is
pleased with the involvement of
new people in the theatre's upcom-
ing presentation. "We have several
new directors and stage man-
agers," he said.' "We welcome
actors and people interested as
well in nori-acting roles like cos-
tumes, props, publicity, ushering,
and more." He hopes the upcom-
ing program's success will inspire
even more community participa-
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Webelo Scouts Earning Merit Badges
During the months of March
and April, the Webelo Scouts of
Pack 47 have been very busy and
have accomplished a lot through
their hard work. Under the leader-
ship of Bunny Miller, the Scouts
have fulfilled the requirements for
several awards, with additional
On Tuesday, March 11 the
Pack had the help of Sgt. Cutler.
and Deputy Richard Burkett in
accomplishing some of the require-
ments of their "Fitness" award. At
school, the boys also received help
with their award from County
Agent IV Linda McClellan, who
helped the boys with the first part
of the award which included
Webelos dens 1 and 2 attended
the Tyndall Air Show on Saturday,
March 22, and visited the Scout
Expo that was held there. The
Scouts who attended were: Russell
Miller, Jonathan Williams, Daniel
Fowler, Brandon Peak, Forest
Daniels Austin Williams, Colton
Thursday, and Mrs. Miller's grand-,
sons, Colin and Corey Wiggins from
As part of their "Citizens"
award the Scouts visited the office
and courtroom of Judge Fred
Witten on Tuesday, April 1. The fol-
lowing boys attended the trip to.
visit Judge Witten: Jonathan
Williams, Todd Gould, Daniel
Fowler, Simeon Jones, Brandon
SPeak, Forest Daniels, Russell
Miller, arid Austin Williams.
The Pack received a return visit
from Deputy Burkett on Tuesday,
April 22. The deputy brought along
his dog, Hert, to show the boys
some of dog's abilities.
In, addition to their trips and
visits, Mrs. Miller has been helping
the boys to earn their "Scientist"
The Webelos have been invited
to attend the 2003 Spring
Camporee in Vernon with Boy
Scout Troop 364. The Camporee
will be held the weekend of April
The Boys and Mrs. Miller are
planning a return visit with Judge,
Witten for Tuesday, April 28 so that
he can present the "Citizens"
awards to the boys who completed
all of the requirements.
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Miller and Sgt. Cutler.
1602 HIGHWAY 98 MEXICO BEACH
OFFICE: (850) 648-4400
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BROKER JANICE F. BROWNELL
SALES ASSOCIATES A Melba Barbee Mary Blackbp y ,
SR.D. Davis Vickie Davis
230 Spruce Ave. Overstreet Quiet
secluded living in a 3 BR/2 BA home on stilts. The
half acre lot is fenced in the back and is land-
scaped nicely. Just minutes away from a private
home owners boat launch on Wetappo Creek.
Fireplace, walk in closet, deck, open floor plan.
Great country living and only 10 riles from the
beach. The best of both worlds!l! $115,000.00
2604 Hwy 98 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach
- This duplex is zoned tourist commercial. Each
side has 2 BR/1 BA. One side has been monthly
rental. Gulf view, great investment
SP. O., Box,13123
3016 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 '
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)SEPH SHORES Wonderfu
rge lot in WindMark, Beach
levels. BeautiFul decor, large
sach. This is a 1031 Tax.
210 GULF AIRE DRIVE ih.or,..'e 3 r,' 2 BA home
with approx 1570 sq. ft. plus decks, large screened
porch with wonderful Gulf View, cathedral ceilings &
garage. Walk-in closet in master bedroom, fidrplace,
carpet/vinyl, blinds and landscaped. Built in 1994
and is well maintained and recently painted inside:
and out. Has.private beach and:pool/tennis courts.
Cathey Parker Hobbs
Realtor Association Gold Award 2002
Charity Alise Kemp
NICE RESIDENTIAL LOT IN QUIET RESTRICTED
NEIGHBORHOOD. Walking distance to the beac..
all utilities 'available. 124 Pine Street, Mexico
Beach (Lot 17, BIk 5, .Unit' 11, 75'xl00')
COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES! 3 acres on 15th
Street. e.; Ba- o.ppiax 100" on 15th Street
and i 31 2 dep $295,000.00.
NICE LOT SHORT IWlFO THBE EACH. Has
already b. r. Clle'EU&d Jl &, ,ludc. :6.4
247 Willow Street, St. Joe Beach. 555,000.00.
212 GULF AIRE DRIVE Lot 16, Phase III
C 2i nx8 S88,000.00.
104 CHRISTEN'S CURVE Large strip
behind Lot: 5 6 & 8 Gull -;r PF.e III Not a
part of gulf Aire Sub division. Hia. Cul ..t
Covenants and p ir..:i,on:. e/:pr t.:.r .Ep..'a
buildings are allowed. $45,000.
GENERAL COMMERCIAL MEXICO BEACH 15TH
STREET 1.5 acres, 113' wide x 750' deep.
RED BULL ISLAND- Lot 6, Bik. G,. 171' x 100'
$10,000.00, REDUCED $8,000.00.
GULI rKUNi LCUNI-UU" AKIIMEL VILLA #4 u107 oinl
STREET, MEXICO BEACH Great 2 BR/2 BA unit complete-
ly furnished &equipped. Fa..ia.c .,e of hea:.h & .un.et:
from covered deck. Good rental history. No condo fees!!!.
28ui A Ilwy v mexico neacn -* In.
townhouse has a great water view Beautifully fur-
nished, 2 BR/2.5'BA, decks, parking underneath
with large storage area. Great rental.
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4506 Hwy 386 Overstreet 10.45 acres,
zoned commercial. Prime location for any busi- 101 Yaupon Port St. Joe Lovely 2 story,
ness, RV park, storage sheds, boat storage, home in desirable area of Port St. Joe. 2 covered
Includes fenced in workshop and trailer. Over porches, sunken living room, garden tub, truly a
300' on Hwy 386. $280,000.00 Owner must see on corner lot on 2 blocks to Bay!
says bring all offers. $164,500.00
427 La Siesta Mexico Beach Immaculate
1998 mobile home in La Siesta. 3 BR/2 BA home
with fireplace. The master bath boasts a huge gar-
den tub under a lovely skylight. A beautiful com-
fortable home with a large lot, in a friendly neigh-
528 3rd St. Port St. Joe 2 BR/I BA home
sitting on large lot (75x 170). Been remodeled,
also zoned for commercial property. It has road
and alley access. Perfect place for a business.
7066 Carolina Ave. St. Joe Beach 8218 Pelican Walk St. Joe Beach -This
Pristine, 2 BR/2 BA home, just move in. Master BR beautiful 3 BR/2 BA modular home has fireplace,
downstairs with second BR upstairs. Central H/A, all bedrooms have walk-in closets, decks,
carpeted all through. Appliances to stay with screened porch, 2 car garage, landscaped yard,
house. Just a short walk to the beach. Has to be 2 lots, one block to dedicated beach access. Lot of
seen!!! $169,900.00 amenities, Must Seell! $229,900.00
"R. 9 T L F O R .
Perfect location on a nice corner lot with gulf view complimented with the per-
fect design & plan home. Old Florida design required by WindMark architec-
tural committee. Construction is underway! Home has 3 BR/3 BA with large
rooms, 10' ceilings, screened & open porches, metal: roof and all amenities..
Plans and complete information in office. Corner Tall Pine Lane & Signal Lane,
WindMark Beach. $849,000.00.
117 N. 38TH STREET CANAL FRONT Nice 3 BR/2
BA brick home on the canal. Seller has permits and
will install dock. Recently refurbished, painted inside 105 S. 26TH STREET MEXICO BEACH Beachside
and. out, has terrazzo floors, living room, family duplex, 2nd lot from beach Owner maintained in
room, laundry/storage, carport and landscaped. very good condition, 2 BR/1 BA each side. Furnished
$350,000.00. & equipped. Property has good rental history.'
Location is perfect for building your new dream
.7 ^ home. $400,000.00.
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GULF VIEW NEW BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSE 2
BR/2 BA plus bonus room, ceramic tile, berber car-
Spet, kenmore appliances, covered upper and lower
porch. Short Walk to the Beach. 100-B S. 40TH ST.,
MEXICO BEACH $209,900.00
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100-C S. 40TH STREET GULF VIEW BEACHSIDE TRADEWINDS HWY. 98 AND SOUTH 31ST STREET
TOWNHOUSE 3 BR/2 1/2 BA, ceramic tile, berber MEXICO BEACH Luxury townhouses with gulf view.
carpet, custom cabinets, covered upper & lower 3 BR/3 1/2 BA, with approx. 1700 sq. ft. plus
porch plus many more beautiful amenities. This garage and balcony, most appliances, metal roof,
townhouse is completely furnished. Short walk to the sprinkler system, landscaping and more. Inside units
beach. REALTOR/OWNER, $234,900.00 $289,000.00. Unit B Available
414 NAUTILUS DRIVE SEA SHORES SUBD. -
Beautiful 3 BR/2 BA home in like excellent condition.
Has fireplace, split bedroom plan, large master bath,
most furnishings, sunroom added Feb. 02. Nice great
room, dining room, kitchen & 2 car garage.
302 HATLEY DR., MEXICO BEACH Hcrr- .11 1.o.i
3 BR/2 BA with approx. 1367 sq. ft. living plus I car
garage. Many nice amenities. Plans in office.
$153,900. NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION
314 ROBIN LANE MEXICO BEACH Comfortable 3
BR/2 BA home in restricted subdivision. Large great
room open to kitchen, screened porch, carport,
appliances except washer & dryer. $152,900.00.
HIGH BLUFF LOCATION OVER LOOKING THE GULF -
3 BR/2 BA, Florida home with many possibilities.
Approx. 1800 sq. ft. plus porches, carport & storage,
has large great room with fireplace, stucco construc-
tion, back privacy fence, landscaping needs TLC to
be beautiful. Lot 150'x75'. 14 Hwy. 98, Mexico
108 C SOUTH 40TH STREET MEXICO BEACH -
Beachside large 1 BR plus bonus room in triplex.
Completely furnished & equipped and well main-
tained. Must Seel $150,000.00.
NEW UST1INGS I PARADISE PALMS NOW UNDER
CONSTRUCTION HWY. 98 & CORNER 26TH STREET -
BEACH SIDE MEXICO BEACH Luxury four level town-
homes, overlooking the gulf. 3 BR/3 1/2' BA with
approx 2300 sq. ft" heated 48 cooled living area plus
decks, screened porch, underneath parking, storage &
private entry. Beautiful amenities & upgrades. Ask to
see an impressive list & plans. $325,000.00.
GULF VIEW Almost new 3 BK/2 BA home plus bonus
room .or possibly 4BR with" bath, landscaped yard,
screened porch with deck, garage, short walk to*the
beach. REALTOR/OWNER $234,900
Ili-C S. 41ST STREET "SHORE THING" BEACH
SIDE TOWNHOUSE Nice 1 BR/1 BA with gulf View.
Furnished and equipped. Well maintained.
mi r-4 '
Townhouse in great location to Beach' and fishing
pier. 2 BR/1 1/2 BA, garden tub in upstairs bath.,
sunken den, dining room, kitchen, deck & balcony.
Furnished & equipped. $200,000.00. REDUCED
121 Sunray Court beacon Hill Th. :n
gle wide mobile home has 2 BR/2 BA, remod-
eled, back deck, front screened porch and deck,
large yard, short walk to the beach. Must see!!
Prominent Attorney to Address Gold Card Banquet
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
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
PORT ST. JOE
," MENTARY SCHOOL
Progress reports were sent
home on Wednesday, April 23. If
you would like to schedule a par-
ent/teacher conference, please call
Our Odyssey of the Mind Team
will travel to Orlando and compete
in the state competition on
Saturday, April 26. Good Luck!
Our Talent Show will take
place on May 8. Please call
Jeannie Askew, Alison Arrant or
Cindy Jones for further informa-
Our annual Career Week will
take place the week of May 12-16.
During Career Week parents arid
community people will be invited
to come and talk to our students
about their job and the training or
education required for their job.
As part of our Career Week we
will collect pennies to be donated
to the Gulf County Scholarship
Program. Every student who grad-
uates and attends a post-second-
ary, institution is eligible for this
scholarship. Please send your pen-
nies to school through May 16.
Awards Day Schedule
Our Awards Programs will be
held on: May 19, kindergarten;
May 20, first grade; May 21, sec-
ond grade; May 22, third and
fourtlgrades; May 22. fifth grade:.
graduation at 6:00 prn in't he gmnL '
If your child is not attending
Port St. Joe Elementary School
and plans to attend our school in
August 2003, please come by the
front office to complete registra-
We trust you enjoyed the cele-
bration of Easter-the resurrec-
tion day of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. Though on the cal-
endar this was an extended week-
end for the school students; it is so
much more to Christians as they
praise God for the empty tomb.
As the school year comes to a
close (we have just over a month
left) we are busy making sure that
our students are getting all their
necessary work completed. We
know they will do their best as
they complete tests, quizzes,. and
regular assignments. We are
encouraging our parents to help
out by making sure their children
eat well and get the rest they need.
'If you drive down Garrison
Avenue, you will notice that part of
S our play area has been cleared for
an asphalt court for basketball,
hop-scotch, four-square,, and
other activities. Many thanks to
the Kennedy and Jones families,
as well as hats off to the C.W.
Roberts Asphalt and Paving
: Company. We could not be more
, delighted with their efforts and
contributions. Our students have
been captivated by the rumble of
trucks and tractors.
As many of you know, regis-
tration for next year is at a record
high (that is, in recent history
: according to the "buzz" in the
office). We have more students reg-
istered for next year than we have
enrolled for this year and we are
excited! If you know of anyone
considering a quality Christian
school education, give us a call.
Many of our classes in pre-school
S and elementary school have wait-
ing lists. However, if enough sign
up, we can create classes from
those waiting lists. God is doing
ro great things at Faith Christian
School. Join-us. Be a part of FCS.
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
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
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
in Cambodia and Malaysia dealing
with specific human rights cases
there. In the past two years he has
met with Cuban officials including
Fidel Castro and is currently trying
a case against a top level officer in
the Pinochet 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 lit-
He and his wife, Sharon, have
three daughters, two are practicing
law and the third will most likely
follow the family tradition. ,r
Each student being honored
* .v -
The following students are. Peacebuilders for this week for Port St. Joe
Elementary School: Front row left to right: 1st grade-Tamara Chambers;
Kindergarten-Heaven Garrett; Pre-K-Cheyanne Hanlon. Back row left to
right: 5th grade-Kasie Thompson; 4th grade-Hayley Smith; 3rd grade-
Cheyenne Luckie; 2nd grade-Tucker Smith
Finding Your Place In The Sun Along the "Old Florida" Coast
Cape San Bias Indian Pass
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PORT ST. JOE
* Southgate Subdivision 120 Heritage
Lane,. -This residential lot is 50'x185'.
MLS#95849 Call Susie White for
* Windmark Beach-Lot #77. Corner lot with
a beautiful gulf view. Located directly across from
boardwalk to. water. MLS#95244
$465,000. Call Carol Bell.
* Newest Beach Development in Gulf
County -Water front lot One of a kind lot in
Windmark Beach. $685,000
* South Gate Subdivision The first gated
subdivision in Port St. Joe. Lots starting at
* Commercial Property Garrison
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $226,512
* Commercial Property Woodward
Avenue/Hwy. 71 $234,788
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot in the
newest subdivision to build your dream home.
* Generous sized lots for sale in a well
established neighborhood where new homes
are also being constructed. Very reason-
ably priced at $24,900. Ride by
today and .pick out your lot. Call
Carol Bell at 850-227-4252
* $ 'f K
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices
starting at $8,000. MLS#93026.
The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, April 24, 2003 Page 7B
are $5.00 each. ,Students and office of Port St. Joe High School
patrons should pick up their tick- between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
ets and parents should purchase 3:00 p:m. before the end of the
tickets from personnel in the front school day Thursday, April 25.
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Hwy 98, Eastpoint, FL
Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.
Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Street St. .Joe Bay Office Cape Office
at Hwy. 98 ;2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
Rentals: (850) 648-5449' (850) 227-9600 Sales (850) 227-2160
Sales: (850) 648-5683 Fax (850) 227-2115 Fax (850) 229-8783
Fax: (850) 648-4247 Toll Free: (800) 451-2349 Toll Free: (800) 600-1298
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Gulf front home on Cape San Bas 1 Nice 2 BR/2 BA mobile home on lotand
Beautiful u nser view fro his BR 2B a half each. Only 5 blks from the beach.
This home has Federal flood insuarance- $165,000"edch. Call l Lisa Guilford
Finished and ready for you to move in! A for more information.
must, see at $625,000.00 .
MLS#94816.Call Dee Mitchell at
227-2160 or an00-600-1298. u-
2 out airrnson Aveniu, IP.- I 7/
home completely remodeled to 2002 home.
'3br/1.5ba inside: 1 5ba in, 20x26 add
- on(unfinished) could be apartment or garage.
House hbs new flooring, new drywall, new AC,
new ceiling, new kitchen, new doors, new
sewer and water lines. MLS#95334
$149,900 Call Brenda Miller
I ., "-.. 4"e-,- r
205 Cristin's Curve Gulf Aire -
Lovely spacious 3 BR/2.5 BA Victorian
home has extra room off breakfast nook and
garage could be office, large laundry/util-
ity, crafts. 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with office.
Master Br has very large walk-in closet.
Large deck on back with hot tub. Secluded
back yard as abutted by wooded St. Joe
property, Gulf Aire swimming pool and ten-
nis courts one lot over, and less than 10
minute walk to beach! $249,000
MLS#95866 Call Ellen Allemore
305 6th St. Port St. Joe Well main
trained older 3 BR/2 BA home on 2 lots.
Wood. floors, Central heat. Separate build-
ing formerly a day, care with bath. Many
possibilities, as property is zoned
Commercial/Residential and is 1.5 block to
Hwy 98! $207,000 MLS#95571 Call
Beach Cottage with Great Views.
' Great second tier location on .trlLS
FEMA zov X. Qnly e Ih and
Seen you and the beach. 2
BIIA single family home. Screened
porch and open sun deck.: Easy. access to
beach. MLS#95428. Only $289,900.
"Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of'
Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront sub-
division buffered from the areas larger developments.
But, enough restricted covenants to have its own sense
of flare. $775,000 each MLS#95776
1409 Palm Blvd 3 BK/2 BA, this "ome is
centrally located close to the schools and
downtown Port St. Joe. Just blocks from the
beautiful St. Joe Bay. $139,900
MLS#95767 Call Carol Bell for more
Port St. Joe JBK./2.OBA home wian a
dedicated bay view. One of the few St. Joe
landmark homes that has survived. Includes
540sq ft separate guest cottage over garage
that has great .rental potential. Home and
,cottage has been elegantly renovated.
Immaculate, move in condition. $598,000
MLS#94565.Call Kim Harrison 850-
Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf view! Lot
is 50x150. This cottage has plenty of character
and charm. Enjoy the sunset overlooking the Gulf
of Mexico. $350,000 MLS#91023. Call
Susie White @227-9600.
* Acreage 25 acres and up. Prices
range from $62,500-$491,050.
* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave.,
* .The Landings at Wetappo Lots
priced from $69,900-$ 115,000.
* East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf
Counts Other Bay. Interior lots
$39,900, Bay View lots $79,900,
Creek Front lots $89,900, Bay Front
* Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel 8.14
acres, .MLS #91915, $39,000, call
Patricia Raap at 648-5683
CAPE SAN BLAS
* Bayview-Treasure Bay Lot #7.
* Marnie Island Reserve Mamie's Island
offering 8 private and secluded lots on upland
island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private communi-
ty with 2 way bridge and security gate.
Beautiful Western facing views in a secluded
pristine area. MLS#94562. Starting at
$199,900. Call Kim Harrison 850-
* Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape San Bias
Rd., $210,000 Susie White.
* 100 Secluded Dunes Dr. $299,900 -
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes
* Cape San Bias gulf view lot at South
Beach MLS#91560 $ 189,900.
INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
* Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near Gulf Pines
Subd., zoned residential/commercial.
* Indian Pass GulfFront lot, 50x452'.
MLS#93994, $450,000. 'Call Mark
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot, 50'x452'.
MLS#93995, $450,000. Call Mark
* Indian Lagoon MLS#2599, Hwy C-30,
* Edgewater Subdivision located in St.
Joe Beach on Hwy 98. Eleven oversized lots to
choose from with gulf views and covenants
and restrictions apply. Prices range from
$115,900-$239,900 Call Carol Bell for
more information. 820-227-4252 or
* Sunset Village Located at St. Joe Beach
by Windmarks proposed development.
Amenities include pool, tennis court, land-
scaped entrance, paved streets and much
more. Lots will be released in phases. The sec-
ond release is now available. Call for more
* St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy 98x440' on
C _hld' L Lg"' l l Great
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tial. $975,000. MLS#94465 Call Ellen
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We Buy Estates!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates &
Liquidations Anchor Realty
& Mortgage Co.
1980 Toyota Celica, 99,000
miles. Cute & Dependable.
$400. Please Call 227-3365.
1984 Crown Victoria LTD
for parts. Sell whole car only.
$650 cash. Clear title. All
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Convertible- Red and Tan,
low miles, clean car.
$12,800. Call 229-7787,
2000 Chevy Lumina. AT, AC,
4 door, V6, one owner,
50,000 miles. New condition.'
$6750. 960-4464. ltc4/24
1998 Chevy Tracker. 4X4,
AT, AC, one owner, low miles.
New Condition! $5450. 960-
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 2 wheel drive, AT,
AC, Loaded, One owner,
must see. New Conditionl
$9950. 960-4464 ltc4/24
1990 Toyota Camry. 4 door,
AT, AC, dependable, good
transportation. Great fishing
carl $1600. 960-4464.
1996 Honda Accord, AT, AC,
4 door, one owner, new con-
dition. $5450. 960-4464.
1992 Acura Integra. 2 door,
AT, AC, extra clean. Mint
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
auto., air, 21,000
miles, cruise, 'tilt,
2000 Dodge Durango
V-8 magnum engine,
4 door with rear air,
only 50,000 miles,
Call Eric at
229-6864 or 229-8997
-aU-O-OIV--R mRENTF -R RENT HELPHELPHELEm
1998 Chevy Tahoe LT, 2
wheel drive, 4 door, one
owner, loaded, new condi-
tion. Must seel $8450. 960-
1998 Nissan Frontier pickup.
AT, AC, one owner, low miles.
Newly $5750. 960-4464
1999 Ford Ranger XLT
Flareside. Extended cab, AT,
AC, V6, 50,000 one-owner,
miles. Newly $7450. 960-
1996 Cadillac Sedan deVille.
Garaged, one. owner, pearl
white, buckskin leather, mint
condition. Must seel $7450.
1998 Dodge Durango 4X4.
AT, AC, V8, 4 door,- one,
owner. New condition.
1992 Acura Integra. 2 door,
AT, AC, extra clean. Mint,
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
2000 32ft Coachman. Royal,
sleeps 5, 2 AC's, elect. or gas
fridge, gas furnace, safety
features. 1,300 miles.
$15,000 obo. 639-6774.
24 volt, 67# thrust motor
guide trolling motor. Only 2
years old, great cond. Asking
$275.00 Call Chris At
For Rent: New 3 bdrm 2 bath
in Mexico Beach. $895 +
Deposit. Available Nowl Long
term lease. Walking distance
to beach. (850)545-6128.
One Block From Beach,
Beacon Hill location. Fully
furnished, 1 Bedroom, 1
Bath, $'500 month.
Overstreet location. 1
Bedroom, 1 Bath. Fully fur-
nished. $450 month. Call
Ken 647-5770. Itp4/24
2 bedroom 2 bath double
wide, huge fenced lot, 2450
Park Ave., Highland View.
FOR RENT: Large 3/2 i
Gulf view home on C-30
near Indian Pass Raw Bar.
Avail. 6-1. $900/month.,
First, last, sec. & refs.
653-1675. ltc 4/24
Mexico Beach-Long Term
Rental. Newly remodeled, 2
-bedroom 1 bath, semi-fur-
nished mobile home with
new 12x27 screened porch
located two (2) blocks from
beach on large shaded lot.
$475 per month, call 647-
5450 after 4 p.m. ET.
2 BDR, 1 BATH Double
Wide in quiet park. $450 a
month, plus deposit. Call
Wewa-Lake Front House,
3bdr/2bath, Large yard,
$475 monthly. References,
security deposit, call: 639-
5954 or (864)921-4197.
Retail office space. 900
sq/ft at 302-B Reid Ave.
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
Beautiful 3BR/2BA Mobile
Home. Free lawn mainte-
nance. No pets.
Apart./Homes for Refit: 1 3
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc4/3
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tfc4/3
4474 Highway 98, recently
remodeled, must see to
believe, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
town home. Total elgW.ric.
stove, refrigerator, dihl-.-a'.h-,
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
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112.
For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
GE side-by-side refrigerator,
3 yrs. old, water & ice in
door, 25 cu. ft. $400 obo-
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc4/3
Moving, must sell: Gas stove
less than a year old. $200
obo. Dishwasher great shape
Unfinished Furniture @
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 2294374
Yard Sale, Friday 25th only
8:00 to 2:00-miscellaneous
& Mary Kay Products. 1st
yellow house on right at 620
Duval St. in Oak Grove.
Garage Sale-616 Marvin
Ave. Friday 2:00 to 6:00, Sat.
27th 9 til ? Rain cancels. 2
family. 227-1278. ltp4/24
Huge 3 Family backyard
sale: friday April 25, 8:00-
4:00 & Sat. April 26, 8:00-
noon, 200 Virginia Drive,
Mexico Beach betweenn 7th
and 8th Streets). ''Mdhy
household items; craft and
sewing books, patterns, proj-
ects, tool, etc; glassware,
patio furniture and much
much more. ltp4/24
Huge liquidation/yard sale.
Fri-Sun only. 8am-5pm.
Cape San Blas Camping
Resort, 1342 Cape San Blas
Road. Dressers, TVs, cof-
cookware, dishes, beds,
equipment & much more!
, Cash & Carry. ltp4/24
Part Time, Full time
Cashier apply in person
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Bias, good Ipay, gas allow-
ance. 229-8775 tfc4/10
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.
Taking applications for fast
growing company. Apply at
321 B Reid Ave or send
resume to P.O. Box 356, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc4/24
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
DRIVER TRAINEES NEED-
ED! Covenant needs tractor
trailer drivers NOWI No expe-
rience necessary! $700+ per
week earning potential. No
CDL? No Problem! CDL train-
ing available! Call Now! Toll
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
Our business is growing!'
Need additional sales per-
son in Gulf County. Call
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have. valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
Now Hiring Receptionist
/Reservation agent and
Sales agent. Experience pre-
ferred. Requires weekend
duty. Fax resumes to Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
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
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.
Opening soon: Sea Level
Cafe. All positions available.
Submit applications at the
Wonder Bar, St. Joe Beach
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
Child Care. Sitter needed in
Mexid6 Beach. Full time,. vetiy
flexible. Please leave a mes-
sage\at 648-2292. 2tp 4/17
Furniture Store Manager
Experience in resort Area 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
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
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. tfc 4/17
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-
mer. We offer possibility of
permanent employment 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
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
Taking applications for fast
growing company. Apply at
321 B Reid Ave or send
resume to P.O. Box 356, Port;
.St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc4/24
Wonder Bar hiring
Waitresses. Call 647-9920 or
come by. tfc4/3
FL Drivers Licenses, Heavy
Lifting, Handy Man Abilities.
Call 227-1251 Thur., Fri.,
Sat. Ask for Chris Only.
Employees for a kids clothing
and toy store; Call Melissa to
apply, 227-3412 (evenings).
Help Wanted: Good Cook
Needed part time-Mornings
and/or afternoons. 647-
Customer Sales and Service
GT Cornm, a Total Communications
Company Provider in Northwest
Florida, has immediate openings for
Qualified Customer Sales and
service Representatives in their Port
St.- Joe, Florida call center.
Successful candidates will be
accountable for meeting or exceed-
ing 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 equivalent
required with prior call center sales
experience desire. We offer a com-
petitive salary and benefits package
including 401K and immediate
healthcare. Please respond in confi-
dence, via mail or fax to: Susan
Machemer, Human Resources
Manager, GTCom, P.O. Box 220,
Port St. Joe, Florida, 32457. Farx
Seeking General Manager
The St. George Plantation Owners' Association, a private gated community
on St. George Island, seeks a professional General Manager who will
supervise and direct the daily operations of community business and
interface with the Board of Directors, owners and the local community.
The ideal candidate will have a college degree and/or a minimum of five
years experience of successful management of people, finances 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 o h ne acre. Custom-built homes occupy one-half
of the lots, with build-out of the remaining lots anticipated within 20 years.
Architectural and ecologicalC-ovenants protect development, the island and
adjacent Apalachicola Bay.
Salary and benefits are competitive. All inquiries will be confidential.
Qualified applicants should submit a resume, telephone number, email
.address and references to the Search Committee:,
The St. George Plantation Owners' Association
Attention: GM Search Committee
PO Box 860
Easipoint, FL 32328
or by electronically submitting a single pdf file of the entire package to
with the title "GM Application" in the Subject Header line.
Website: http://www.stgeorgeplantation.com 2tp4/24
GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
850 1 850
Oft 228 Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
available for lease
or Hwy 98.
1. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
.... Port St. Joe,
| Fax 229-6041
Authorized Sales Center
FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456
Central heat and air
Carpeting Laundry facilities
r Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 n
GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
Robert E. King DDS
325 Long Avenue
Hours By Appointment
PLUS SMALL ENGINE
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
ASK ABOUT FREE
Service & Antennas
6331 Georgi Ae., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Call (850) 647.3171
Cen (850) 899-1061
Old or New r Anniversary Clock,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
St. Joe Beach
Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd Year. We don't cut comers.
We dean them. Best equipment on the market.
Cal forfie estimate now
A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS L. Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIETS .. d, 4 Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED M IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS! PAY TO COT CORNER
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098
Self Service Car Wash
405 Baltzell Avenue
Port St. Joe
(Corner of 4th Street Baltzll)
Engine & Transmission Service
, ,gnday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
* Free Computerized
* Chemicals Parts
* Liquid Chlorine
* Above Ground Pools
* Hot Tubs
Winter Pool Covers Are In Order Yours Today!
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
(across from post office)
Call 227-1278 to Place
Your Classified Ad!
S Tom Parker
11 Over 30 Years Experience
327 Balboa Street* St. Joe Beach
FORRET DY LENES *DETA WRK* UT REAI *AUO ERIC
S. Zw Saw 17. W. Sarl
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,
A/C installer. Call Gary
Gaddis. 648-5474 tfc4/24
The Eastpoint Water and
Sewer District will be
accepting applications for
the position of Utilities
Director. This is a responsi-
ble managerial position
which will involve directing
and participating in water
and wastewater operations,
planning and construction.
The position will require
interaction with commercial
and residential customers,
engineers, developers, con-
tractors, suppliers and coun-
ty, state and federal regulato-
.ry agencies. This position will
be directed by a five member
governing board and will
report to the board at regu-
larly scheduled monthly
meeting on operations sta-
tus, future needs, etc.
requirements for this posi-
tion are as follows: Florida
Operators Certifications in
water and wastewater treat-
ment. A minimum of five (5)
years experience in water
and utility management.
Knowledge of Northwest
Florida Water Management
District and Florida
Department of Environment
Protection rules and regula-
tions, utility construction
0 standards, water utility plan-.
ning and construction expe-
The Eastpoint Water and
Sewer District is an equal
opportunity employer. Salary
range: $46,000 to $56,000
annually DOQ. Position will
be opened until filled.
Mail resumes to: James
Miller, Chairman, Eastpoint
Water and Sewer District,
P.O. Box 128, Apalachicola,
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 serv-
ice existing accounts and
develop new sales territories.
No travel necessary. Full
time only. Mail resume to
P.O. Box 373, Port St. Joe, FL
32457, or call (850)227-2057
e a 227-1278
to PlaceO a your d
Large Swimming Pool Builder
Is Looking for full time,
Concrete, .tile, stucco and
preferred. Medical Benefits,
Contact Tom Young @
Coordinator of Men's
Exercise general responsibil-
ity for the men's basketball
program under the supervi-
sion of the Director of
Wellness & Athletics. Recruit
prospective athletes and
insure eligibility. Serve as
academic advisor to athletes.
Develop schedule of games &
scrimmages and supervise
travel. Requires a bachelor's
degree and prior coaching
coaching experience pre-
ferred. Salary based on
degree and experience.
Position is Open Until
Filled. For more details visit
our website: www.gulf-
coast.edu or Job Line:
(850)873-3540. GCCC is an
EA/EO employer. Minorities
and females strongly encour-
aged to apply. ltc4/24
Area's top nonprofit, United
Way of Northwest Florida,
seeks exceptional 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 expe-
rience 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
Eight Lesson Bible
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
Two Scupper Pro Ocean
Kayaks for sale, one.
equtppq for fishing. .Bothfor
$900. Call I0501229-7840 or
(334) 863-2S19 3tp4/24
Tomato & Pepper Plant six-
pack, $1.50. 226 Florida
Ave., Red Bull Subdivision,
Commercial Size Pea
Sheller with all accessories.
Paid $1000 asking $800 obo.
Also two refrigerated coolers
$1000 for both obo. For
more information call 229-
5214 or 227-7604. Whit-
fields Produce. Itp4/24
Used restaurant equipment:
Several 3 Compartment utili-
ty sinks, bar sinks, S/S work
tables, dish tables, slicers,
mixers, dish machine, con-
vection ovens double and
single, 3 6ft. refrigerated dis-
play cases, 6 and 10 burner
ranges, flat top grill, char
broilers, 40 and 801b fryers,.
approx. 140 chairs, approx.
42 tables, bar stools, com-
plete booth package, single
and 2 door coolers and freez-
ers, walk-in coolers and
freezers, bottle coolers,refrig-
erated base work tops, hoods
and fans, and lots and lots of
misc. small wares. Too many
to list. For more information
please call (850)785-1568.
SPECIAL ONE DAY SALE!l!
April 25, 2003
As low as $100
NEW & USED
Neel Systems, Inc.
324 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
& Collectable Show
Sat. Apr. 26, 9am-3pm Panama
City Beach Community Center at
Frank Brown Park (Back Bch.
Rd., Hwy. 79). Antique bottles,
Jars, Civil War items, stoneware,
pottery, collectibles & other
antiques. Buy-Sell-Swap &
free appraisals. Admission Free.
For more info, call Alan
McCarthy @. 769-3984 or Joe
Brock @ 784-1729.
Come & See! You'll be pleasantly
EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc4/3
UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfc4/3
DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms., Call 522-9300 or
FIRST TIME. BUYERS,.- As
little as $500 down,--two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. i6s/s
NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call .850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300' or
New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
Immaculate 3 bedroom/
2bath double wide in friendly
subdivision of Mexico Beach.
Fireplace, skylights, new
appliances. wired for inter-
net. Call Mary Blackburn at
Crystal Sands at Crystal
Sands Realty, Inc. (850)896-
NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfc4/3
RENTERS WANTED. Own a
home for what you pay for
rent OR LESS! Call (850)763-
4266 or (888)324-1514 and
ask for D.C. tfc4/3
PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
For Sale By Owner: 4 bed-,
room, 2 bath, land home
package, 0 Down. Just make
the payments. W.A.C. 625-
Free Puppies to Good Home!
Four month old boy and girl,
pure breed black labs. They
LOVE .Children! Call 648-
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 $105,000.
Call for more information.
Mary Blackburn at Crystal
Sands Realty J850)896-5222.
Single Family Home
5 bedroom, 3 bath,
For Sale by Owner: 3BR/
2BA House, 1894sq ft, ter-
razzo floors, deck. 309
Redfish St. 227-2049 6tp3/27
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. tfc4/3
Builders, Developers, 3+
Waterfront acres on Laird
Bayou. Access to
Intercoastal, East Bay and
Gulf. Prequalified buyers
only.' $499,000. Coldwell
Banker Residential Real
Estate, Inc. Don YarBrough.
HOUSE ONLY FOR SALE
(BUYER' PAYS TO MOVE)
"Old Florida-Style" frame
house. Original wood floors,
walls, windows, 3 bedroom, 1
bath, asking $25,000. Owner
has quotes for moving house.
Call 227-1388. 2tp4/24
HOUSE FOR SALE: 2 BED-
ROOM, 2 BATH EXTRA
ROOM used as computer
room could be third bed-
room, Living room, dining
room, kitchen, sunroom,
approx. 1700 sq. ft. Back
porch, 2 carports, front and
back. 2 blocks from bay.
$139,000. Call 227-1593
HOUSE. FOR SALE -
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.'
Call 227-1388.. tfc4/24
For Sale By Owner: Water
Front Propdrty, White City,
Florida, 2.69 acres. 'Boat
landing with fresh water or
salt water fishing, excellent
for camping park. Has walk
in freezer unit, horse barn &'
horse training ring. $750,000
owner financing available
with 20-25% down.
Appointment only, call 850-
827-6852, Hal or- Marty
For Sale: 3 Bdrm, 2 bath
2400 sq/ft home, built .in
1994. Great room with fire-
place, lg master bath w/
marble jacuzzi & shower, lg
tiled Florida room, arched
windows, bonus room above
master bedroom, much
more, ,2005 Marvin Ave. Call
227-7205 for appointment.
--' ,>nm, 2tp4 1,0
Charming 4 bedroom/2bath
cottage with gorgeous view of
St. Joseph Bay. Recently
remodeled with central heat
and air. Located at 209 9th
Street, on 1 1/2 lots, this
property is zoned residential
or commercial and would be
perfect as a home, office or
$250,000. Call 647-8317 or
Beach Home First Tier. St
Joe Beach, 4 BR/3BT,
BY OWNER: 3, bedroom, 2
bath, master bath with
Jacuzzi tub, 1260 'living
space, 780 DBC carport,,
storage room, 1 1/2 lots, 4
years old. Call 229-2624.
3-bedroom/1-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, $130,000. Please call
for appointment, home is
Lawn Service. My business is
to cut your grass for you and
how you want it to be cut.
Why do it yourself when I can
do it for you? Call between 5
and 9 pm for an estimate on
your lawn. Brandon Lyles.
Phone: 229-8806 4tp4/3
Need your house cleaned?
Hard working, honest &
dependable!! Can provide ref-
erences. Call Erica at 227-
7851 leave message. tfc4/3
Bob's Lawn Service Call
WALLPAPERING Old paper
removed, walls prepared,
new paper hung. Reasonable
rates! Call Faux-Walls at
Outboard, Lawn mower and
Small Engine Repair. 479
Madison Street, Oak Grove,
Wanted: Small storage space
(2-4) boxes & office chair.
May thru January. 227-7918
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
MID STATE TRUST X, A DELAWARE
vs. CASE NO: 02:155-CA
TOMMY RICHARDSON, CROSKA
WILLIAMSON D/B/A WILLIAMSON'S
WELL DRILLING AND PEOPLES FIRST
C#Lv'S NOTICE OF SALE ijNDER
F.S CHAPTER 45 ,
NOTICE I _I8REBY,.given that
under a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure, irnthe 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
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 FEETTO 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
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
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
MID-STATE TRUST VII, A DELAWARE
vs. 'CASE NO. 02-328
JAMES M. FINCH AND HAZEL D.
FINCH, HUSBAND 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 o6f- 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
Wewahitchka, 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.
1l. i c- '.-,.......,, .-C Iile'North side
:i ;.: .I.., ..i j., 386 and SR
Ni.. :I a[-i ir.-, ..,- l. 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, Rahge 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
01,.,ii Range 10 west, Gulf County,
DATED this the 3rd day of April, 2003.
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:
; 'HIGHBaNDVIEWB OAT RAM '-' ;
S ,* PHASE ', ', :,
Plans ar d ;.e,.:.,fi. i....: ,.n be
obtained atf FT.:1, i r r.. .: ._,,I East
1st Street, 3rd Floor, Port St. 'Joe,
Florida 32456, 1:.'.l 227-7200. The
bid must .-...:.... to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes on public
The project consists of construction of
a restroom facility, parking area and
Completion date of this project will be
120 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful
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.
* ROO WOR REODELNG FRKamingMECREPAefeWORK
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom pi lais b Franl Hcaly, M.B.IA
O THE J. LESTER
ESTATE APPRAISAL &
A Financial Service Institution
Residential Vacant Land *
JAMES E. "JAMIE" LESTER
Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Administration
State Certified Residential Appraiser
Broker License#BK5 32115
'PROVIDING A QUALITY SERVICE TO A QUALITY COMMUNITY"
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies Finances Investments
* Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes
Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Liberty, &
Jackson Counties Specialty Assignments State Wide
LICENSED & INSURED
Port St. Joe Call
Circle S Refinishing
Repair Touchup or Complete.
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
T h O '. rr.. eo e'i d ,-'f, .h r
827-2550 ask for Dusty
SResidential .*Custom Wood -
S* Commercial, *irndusriol
A 8 R Fence
Fencing and Conerete Work
Albert Fleischmann FREE Estimate
EIN#593115646 (850S) 647-4047
DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST
Licensed & Insured:
850-227-7730 Vic t
Painting & Pressure Cleaning
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile
RESIDENTIAL & SMALL COMMERCIAL LICENSED & INSURED
ALSO CLEAN ASPHALT ROOFS
Pressure Washing Special:
ANY HOUSE $125
lri,",,rSmall, 111 D,A, Thin All
- /,I- Tom Lrat .r 7T,. Sya,ill
New Construcdion or
(850) 2219 -68502-190
Mobil 22.495 ?iobU 2.ln
Phone (850) 229-6859
N REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-00671 99
"Get Ready for Spring"
D&C Home Repair
"All Types of Repair"
Drywall Painting Carpentry
No Job Too Small!
647-8052 647-1698 899-3203 (Cell)
NATIONAL SHUTTERS, INC
Show Room Located at St. Joe Airport
Buy Direct From
Manufacturer And Save
*Bahama Accordion Shutters
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS
639-2942 ANYIlME 0601
TH. TRPR S.JI
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
BOARD OF COUNTY
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
by:/s/Jerry W. Barnes, Chairman
attest:/s/Douglas C. Birmingham,
Publish April 10 and 17, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FORTAX DEED (
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
William H. Carr, Jr., the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate "number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
"Certificate No. 344
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-4
R.E. No. 03782-OOOR
Description of Property
BEGINNING AT THE .NORTHWEST
STONE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE"
RESERVATION RUN WEST 5 DEGS.S
132 FT TO STATE HIGHWAY NO. 10,.
THENCE WEST 34 DEGS. N. 373 FT.
TO THE INTERSECTION OF HIGH-
WAY NO. 386 THENCE RUN EASTER-
LY ALONG SOUTH SIDE OF HIGH-
WAY NO. 386, FOR 322 FT; THENCE
RUN NORTHERLY ALONG EAST
SIDE OF SAID HIGHWAY NO. 386,
FOR 160 FT FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, THENCE RUN EAST 100
'FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 75
FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 100 FT
TO HIGHWAY NO. 386, THENCE
SOUTH ALONG EAST SIDE OF HIGH-
WAY NO. 386, TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING BEING IN ORIGINAL
GOVERNMENT LOT 4, OF SECTION
31 TWP 6 SOUTH RANGE 11 WEST.
(NOTE: The above legal description is
ambiguous 'in that it is unclear where
the starting point actually is and
Highway No.'386 doesn't lie in Section
31. Township 6 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida, thus making It
unclear to locate said lands. Tax maps
show subject lands to lie within Bonnet
Street in Gulf County, Florida.)
Name in which assessed: Marion H.
'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 ddy 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
Publish April 10, 17, 24 and May 1,
The, Boald of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a
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
Any person who decides to appeal, any
decision made'by the Commission with;
respect. to any matter considered at
said meeting will need r.:..., i-
proceedings, and for ..,.:r_,p.r..
may need to ensure -_r. a, 1 t.arictun,
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
sliould contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall.
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
Publish April 17 and 24, 2003,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
vs. CASE NO. 03-113CA
GEORGE L. HAGAN and wife,
.JOSEPHINE L. HAGAN,
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
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,
.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 89'34'38" E. 432.33
FEET; THENCE S 00'25'22" W. 912.00
FEET; THENCE N 889-34'38" 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
10133'53" E. 28.99 FEET TO A POINT
;OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CON-
,CAVE TO THE NORTHEAST; THENCE
ALONG SAID RIGI:HT OF WAY LINE,
:SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG. THE ARC
.OF SAID CURVE, HAVING A RADIUS
'OF 190.20 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE
.OF 15'06'19", AN ARC LENGTH OF
50.14 FEET; THENCE S 80O00'58" 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
89234'38" 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
Has been filed against you and that
:you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Thomas S. Gibson, RIsh & Gibson,
P.A., Plaintiffs' attorney, whose
.address is 206 East Fourth Street, Post
0Office Box 39, Port St. Joe, FL 32457,
.within thirty (30) days after the first
,publication of this notice, and file the
[original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on plaintiffs' attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the,
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
CLERK OF THE COURT
SBy: /s/Betty Justice -
As Deputy Clerk
'Publish April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2003
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE
.USE AND CONSUMPTION' 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
*Complete Ordinance on file in the
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,
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
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
2.70 Unlawful Discrimination
2.80 Prohibition of Harassment
2.80 Reporting child Abuse
2.90 Tobacco Use in District Facilities
3.10 Administrative Organization
5.40 Student Attendance
5.70 Student Records
5.711 Parental Access to Information
6.17 Appointment or Employment
6.30 Violation of Local, State and/or
6.547 professional Leave
6.61 School Board Employees w/HIV,
AIDS, or Other Communication
6.62 AIDS, Bloodborne Pathogens, and
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
8.13 Infection Control Guidelines
8.15 Facility Fire Safety Inspection
8.20 Sanitation and Preventive
8.22 Vandalism and Malicious Mischief
8.30 Purpose and Functions of the
8.31 Student Transportation Option
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
8.502 Prequalification of Contrdctors
for Educational Facilities Construction
8.51 Renovations of Remodeling of
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
9.70 Relations with Governmental
Economic Impact: These proposals will
result in no direct costs associated
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T., Date: Tuesday,
May 6, 200p, 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
The addition and changes are proposed
by Charles Temple Watson, Director of
Support Services and approved for
consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Amendments: See above
Publish April 17 and 24, 2003
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