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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: May 29, 2003
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Advisory Committee'
Selected ... .. .. Pg. 3A


Scholarship Fund
Deadline June 15..

Wewa Commission
M meeting .........


SPg. 4A


.Pg. 6A


Lighthouse Funding
Restored .......... Pg. 7A

Test Turtles
Released.......... Pg. IB
Sports............. Pg. 11 A
Society. ........... Pgs. 3B
Obituary ........... Pg. 4B
Church News .......... Pg.4B
Classified, Legals .... Pgs.6-8B



PSJHS Student


Victim of Hit


and Run
by Tim Croft
A Port St. Joe High School stu-
dent was banged up but lucky to be
alive after being the victim of a hit-
and-run automobile accident on
Monday night.
Amanda Morin, 16, of Mexico
Beach, ,was struck about 9 p.m.
CDT as she was walking along U.S.
98 in front of the El Governor by a
westbound vehicle.
She sustained several injuries
to the left side of her face and body,
including a broken ankle and a
serious tissue injury to the upper
part of her arm.
None of her injuries were life-
threatening and her aunt said she
was doing well considering the cir-
cumstances.
Mexico Beach ESU was the first
on the scene and was joined by
Gulf County Sheriffs deputies and
the Mexico Beach Fire Department.
Morin was transported to Bay
Medical Center by Gulf County
emergency personnel.
I Eyewitness descriptions of the
vehicle which struck Morin were
vague, but law enforcement offi-
cials may have caught, a break a
short time after the accident.
Ari anonymous caller from
Callaway notified Mexico Beach
police that they knew the vehicle
and person involved in the acci-
dent.
Chief 'Brad Hall traveled to
Callaway to interview the caller who
provided a Panama City Beach area,
where-authorities should look.
The vehicle and a suspect were
located, with 'the" assistance of
deputies from the Bay County
Sheriffs Office.
Hall said the suspect, who was
(See Hit and Run on Page 6A)


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School Board Transfers Principals



Chris Earley and Tim Wilder to Exchange Leadership Roles


by Tim Croft
During a special meeting on
Tuesday, the Gulf County School
Board formally approved the trans-
fers of two principals in Port St.
Joe.
Chris Earley, principal at Port


Chris Earley


St. Joe High School, and Tim
Wilder,, principal at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, will swap
places effective July 1.
Superintendent Jerry Kelley,
responding to questions from par-
ents attending the meeting, said
the decision was made after
months of consideration and said
the move was "a good thing" and- a
"positive for the district."
"Both principals are excellent,"
Kelley said. "They are both excited
about the change and up to the
challenge."
Kellev ridtified Wilder arid
Early of this decision early last
week, allowing both men to alert
their respective faculties.
But judging by* comments,
made during Tuesday's board
meeting, board members had been
fielding phone calls since question-
ing Kelley's decision.
Several parents of elementary
students addressed the board
Tuesday; inquiring about the
degree of input Kelley sought from
teachers and the public about the
transfers and wondering why the
move was being made.
The comments could be boiled
down to a central argument: why
make changes to successful combi-'


nations.
The elementary school's FCAT
scores were excellent. The school
could very well be awarded an "A"
by the state when school grades
are released next month.
Likewise, the high school's


both schools have strong faculties,
parent groups and students, allow-
ing for excellence.
After several minutes of dis-
cussion, Wood urged the School
Advisory Council at both schools to
take something of an oversight role
to ensure that changes at the top
don't produce negative impacts.
Earley, six years the principal
at the high school, echoed Wood's


comments when reached after the
special board meeting.
'They (the elementary school)
have a wonderful staff and facul-
ty," Earley said. "They've done a
great job. I'm hoping that we can
do even better."
Having spent some 30 years
working at the middle- and high-
school levels, Earley said the trans-
fer represents a new challenge to


meet.
"I'm looking forward to it," he
said. "This will be a new experi-
ence. There will be a learning curve
but I'm excited about it.
"I think I need to go in and
take a good look. I want to involve
teachers and staff in the big deci-
sions. That's the only way to get
See Principals on Page 6A)


Tim Wilder


FCAT scores were strong this year,
the graduation rate enviable and
the percentage of students heading
off to college laudable.
The board was asked by the
parents to simply give the transfers
more thorough consideration.
However, Florida statutes pro-
vide School Board members limited
power to overturn a personnel
decision by the superintendent.
Essentially, as was noted by
board chairman Billy Quinn Jr.,
the superintendent is' the CEO of
the district. His personnel deci-
siohs caLi only be overruled foi-r
"good cause.."
"'"Sometinmes these decisions
aren't popular, but (Kelley).has the
authority to do this," said board
member Oscar Redd. "Sometimes
we might hot agree with them ...
but you look at all 'the things con-
nected to this, it is in the best
interests of the district." '
Board member Linda Wood
stressed the importance of seeing
the progress at both schools con-
tinuing under new leadership.
"My biggest concern is that we
maintain the momentum at both
schools," Wood said.
Wilder, though, noted during a
conversation after the meeting,


This aerial photo puts into perspective the severe erosion at the Stump Hole area on Cape San Bias,
as the road extends beyond the mean high water line.


Stump Hole Concerns Commission

Board Votes to Help with Efforts to Find Solutions


Gulf County commissioners agreed to give all the
help they could in efforts to address problems with
erosion and concerns about the roadway along Stump
Hple at Cape San Bias. .
Bill McGee approached the board on behalf of the
South Gulf County Taxpayers Association. He outlined
the problem as he and the group see it, saying the road
at Stump Hole is in trouble if something isn't done to
protect it soon.
The Taxpayers Association and representatives
from the county have been working with state agencies
trying to find a long term solution to the problem, but
to date have nothing upon which to hang their hat.
McGee asked the board to help in a three tiered.
process to try and fix the problem. First, he requested


county assistance to have the rock barrier replaced
back to its original footprint at Stump Hole in order to
give maximum defense against the waves of .the Gulf
and any short, term storm events. He explained that'
even a minor storm could create major damage now
because the rock protection has been compromised.
This would hopefully protect the roadway short term.
Next, McGee requested the board help in the
process of looking for a long term solution. The pri-
mary thought is to build a bridge along the area which
would provide access to the, Cape even if an eventual
storm event washes through the roadway and cuts a
path to St. Joe Bay. Lastly, he asked the board to look
at ways and techniques to rebuild the eroded areas of
(See County on Page 6A)


131 Gulf Seniors Participate In Graduation

Family and Friends Share in Ceremonies and Award Presentations


by Royce S. Rolstad, III
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
High School held their graduation
ceremonies last Friday and
Saturday nights -to gymnasiums.
full of family, friends, and the
scholars of tomorrow.
At the ceremonies, thousands'
of dollars in scholarships were
awarded to students who have
shown excellence in the classroom


and community.
Port St. Joe High School
The Florida Academic Scholars
Award was presented to valedicto-
rian, Katie Geoghagan. This schol-
arship will pay for 100% of her
tuition and fees if she attends a
Florida school.
23 students were presented
the Florida Medallion Scholars
Award. They are Danielle Barnes,


Katie Geoghagan, left, and Margaret Gibson were the top two
graduates of Port St. Joe High School.


Julia Comforter, Daphne Crosby,
Susan Ellmer, Stephen Gaddis,
Margaret Gibson, Christa Hodges,
Carla Johnson, Brandon Lyles,
Angela. Olson, Smokey Parrish,
Andrew Perrin, Adrian Peterson,
Jennifer Raffield, Jessica Sherrill,
Shai Stripling, Anna Tankersley,
Bryan Thomas, Cheyne Todd,
Aaron Watson, Tyler Weimorts, and
Ashley White.
The Florida Gold, Seal
Scholarship was presented to Jolie
Hogan and Adam Nixon. The offi-
cial notification of Bright Futures
Awards will begin in July.
Linda Lewis Wright Teacher
Scholarship-$250, Ashley White;
Kiwanis Academic-math, Katie
Geoghagan; english, Angela Olson;
social studies, Margaret Gibson;
science, Bryan Thomas; outstand-
ing boy, Aaron Watsorin: outstand-
ing girl, Katie Geoghagan; Arizona
Chemical Science Award, $700,
Christopher Perrin; Marilyn Witten
Scholarship, $1,000, Susan
. Ellmer, Jessica Sherrill;
Gold Card Awards, ENC 1101,
Aaron Watson, Spanish III, Angie
Olson, Pre-Calculus / Math Ana-
lysis, Katie Geoghagan, Physics,
Margaret Gibson; Shelly Coldewey
Memorial Scholarship, $500, Katie
Geoghagan, Tom Coldewey
Memorial Scholarship, $500,
Aaron Watson; George Tapper (Top
Numerical GPA), and the Gloria
Ramsey Award, $500,. Katie
Geoghagan; Billy Tapper Scholar-
ship, Jolie Hogan, Kayla Jefferson;
Rotary, $1,000 (annually for
four years), Angela Olson; Kiwanis
GCCC, $1,000, Adam Pettis; Walter
Wilder Scholarship, Bryan


Thomas; Gulf Coast Honors,
Danielle Barnes, Angie Olson,
Jessica Sherrill; Gulf Coast
Leadership, Jolie Hogan, Ashley
White, Terrance Chambers,
Santana Harris, Cheyne- -Todd;
Grace Baptist, $500, Katie
Geoghagan, Danielle Barnes;
Zedoc Baxter Memorial Scholar-
ship, Anna Tankersley; Jr. Service
League, Daphne Crosby;
Highland View Fire Depart-
ment and Regina, Clay, and Kayla
Smith Memorial Scholarship,
$912.50, Vickie Burrows, Ashley
Burkett; Beaches Fire Dept. and
Carl Fox (for Marilyn Funderburk),
$500, Daniel Shearer; White City
Fire Dept. and Carl Fox (for
Marilyn Funderburk and Frazier
Hardy), $500, Adam Nixon,
Chrystal Dawson, Jennifer
Goodson, Jr. Beta Club, $500,
Margaret Gibson;
Sherry McDowell and Dixie
Youth Softball Scholarship, $500,
Sherry Foster; The Star, $200,
Christa Hodges, Angle Olson;
GCEA, $500, Tyler Weimorts; C.
Leonard Belin Lions Club, $500,
Carla Johnson; City-Wide Mission-
ary Society, Adrian Peterson; Jay
Rish-Century Business Scholar-
ship, $1,000, Christopher Perrin;
Half Shells and Kevin's Seafood
Welding Scholarship, $500, Chris
Knox;
Workforce Incentives; Ashley
Burkett, Vickie Burrows, Terrance
Chambers, Shayla Baker, Daphne
Crosby, Eric Harris, Santana
Harris, Erica Hernandez, Shanna
Wester; Judge Bob Moore Memorial
Scholarship, $500, Andrew Perrin;
Jimmy and Susan Wilder


Scholarship (FT GCCC), Shai
Stripling and Jason Adams; J.
Lamar Faison Scholarship, $500,
Danielle Barnes; Oak Grove
Assembly of God' Veteran
-Schola0rship, Stephen Gaddis;
Garden Club, $250 (each), Randy
Raffield .and Brian Bizek; Jr. Miss,
Katie Geoghagan and Danielle
Barnes; Apalachicola State Bank,
$500, Smokey Parrish and Julia
Comforter; Herman R. Dean


Sarah Grimes, WHS Valedictorian
Memorial Scholarship, $500,
Danielle Barnes; Band Boosters'
Scholarship, $500, Danielle
Barnes and Jolie Hogan; Special
Recognitions-Brian Bizek, athletic
scholarship to Methodist College;
Susan Ellmer, academic scholar-


ship to the University of
Mississippi; Stephen Gaddis, aca-
demic scholarship to University of


South Florida and the recipient of
the R. Marion Craig Sportsman-
ship Award; Katie Geoghagan, aca-
demic scholarship to Mercer
University (full tuition scholar-
ship); Margaret Gibson, Frances
Winship Walters scholarship to
Agnes-Scott College based on aca-
demic achievement; Chase
Millender, athletic scholarship to
Chipola Junior College; Joseph
"Smokey" Parrish, academic schol-
arship to Saint Leo University
($5,000 a yr. for 4 yrs. plus $1,500
(See Graduation on Page 9A)


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


The Star


PAGE TWO THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003


e4 W by Kesley Colbert




1Growing Up!


It Was An Exciting



Week For Gulf Schools

The front page of last week's paper was full of exciting stuff
about and for Gulf County Schools. Graduation and the
announcement that Gulf students had scored high on the FCAT
tests brought a lot of smiles to students, parents, teachers and
administrators.
Students from both Port St. Joe High School and Wewahitch-
ka High School went through their last official school function as
students when they participated in graduation ceremonies Fri-
day and Saturday evenings. In all, there were 131 seniors grad-
uating, of which, 37 received high honors designation-19 Port
St. Joe grads and 18 Wewahitchka grads.
That is the highest number of high honor graduates I can
remember in a single year. In fact when you do the math over 25
percent of the schools graduating classes are graduating' with
high honors.
These are incredible numbers!
This is an academic record breaking group of seniors that
has left a mark which will be hard for any future class to match.
Then you look at those FCAT test scores and you know that
there are some special classes behind this one working toward
there final goal also. It makes you wonder if this mark might be
challenged sooner than later.
One of the statistics pointed to in the FCAT article was that
last year the entire Gulf district was an "honor roll" district. It
was one of only a handful of districts in the state of Florida
which could brag of such marks.
Another noteworthy point was that Port St. Joe Middle
School has been an "A" school from the beginning of the FCAT
testing program. Becoming an "A" school is hard enough, I can't
imagine attaining that goal every year.
Tim Croft reported in that article titled Gulf Students Score
High that one schools fourth-graders improved their reading
scores 11 points, math scores by 24 points and they were above
the state averages by nine and 15 points, respectively.
This was the case within several of the county's school class-
es which had scores not just equal to or on par with the state
average, but actually exceeded the state .average by a significant
amount.
In this day and time it sometimes seems easy to point out all
the bad things going on around us. It is refreshing to see where
our students are making the grade when it comes to FCAT test-
ing and are making their mark when it comes to what' goals
they've accomplished during their high school careers.
I'm sure most of you agree this is good news we should all be
proud of and congratulate students, teachers, administrators,
and parents for their efforts.
Our Speaker
Our State Representative, Allan Bense, appears to be the
only man in the running for Speaker of the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives for the 2005-2006 legislative years. No other Repub-
lican candidate has filed to qualify for the post so all that
remains is for the House Republicans to finalize the designation.
Republicans currently enjoy an 81-39 advantage over
Democrats in the House which means that the odds are way in
Rep. Bense's favor that he will, be named the speaker.
This is a great honor for our friend and State Representative.
We extend our congratulations and wish him the best of luck.


It's amazing how the light
"comes on" over certain subjects at
different times during a life's jour-
ney. For me and Memorial Day it
happened in 1958. /
It was a Friday. This was way
back in the days when you
observed the holiday on the actual
day set aside for the honor And
they let school out at one o'clock.
Let me tell you, anytime school
dismissed early-now, that a was a
cause for celebration! We headed
downtown like everyone else. But
to be perfectly honest, it was more
of a circus atmosphere than a
commemoration for us kids.
They had hot dogs. And free
cokes! -Just about every man,
women, child, dog and most of the
horses in the community had
gathered up around the square.
For an eleven year old. the town


%was npe for picking!
We always started down by the
horses. You couldn't have a cele-
bration in the '50's without a
parade of some kind! Folks rode
their horses or came in buggies to
be a pait of the festivities. The
equestrian contingency always
"tied up" in the old parking lot just
north of town where mule day was
held on the first Monday of each'
month.
Ricky Gene Stafford was about
as good a sling shot man as I ever
grew up with. We stood around
down behind the old Sinclair sta-
tion looking as innocent as possi-
ble while Ricky crawled along the
woods bordering the L & N Rail-
road tracks. He got himself in posi-
tion, borrowed a "right good sized"
rock from the road ,bed and took
aim at Cecil Stobbs's chestnut
leisurely munching on some wild
crab grass at the far side of the
field.
Ricky Gene checked.the wind,
carefully calculated the distance
and launched the missile. It
caught the chestnut half way up


on the flank. The startled horse
leaped sideways bumping into the
matched grays hitched to Herman
Gahmore's turn of the century New
Orleans day carriage. Those grays
were an unruly twosome to start
with. One of them took a nip at the
chestnut, the other one tried to
pull out of the harness.,
Ricky Gene's nexi-shot caught'
the already spooked off side gray
right in his neck. Folks, horses got
to kicking and braying and run-
ning in all directions.... Me and
Arlo Cunningham had to scramble
upon a discarded John Deere trac-
tor to keep from being caught up
in the stampede.
It took twenty minutes to'
restore order! l
We played tag for a while in the
alley running behind The Ben
Franklin Store; We ambled over to
the City Cafe hoping someone had
left a play on the jukebox. And,
since we were there, we enjoyed a
close up look at that white stuff
floating around in the giant jar of.
pickled pig's feet.
,Arlo, Lanny Jumonville and


me were headed toward the train
station to see if Mr. Ridley would
let us play on one of the engines
when we heard the band strike
up.....
We headed back toward the
square where the parade was
already marching around the cor-
ner by the Park Theatre. We picked
up a handful of grapes from the
eating table and began to roll them
out into the street as the parade
pranced by. The object here, of
-course, was to seer whose grape
could survive the longest before
being smashed beneath a wheel,,
shoe or hoofl
As the parade wore down we
each grabbed a couple of cokes
and were in the midst of shak-
ing'em up real good for the spew
fight when Leon appeared, "The
program is about to begin, Daddy
said for you to come."
Rats! Our great day in town
had just come to a screeching halt!
The last thing, on earth I. want to
hear is a speech of any kind.
"Leon, we're about to have -a
See Kesley on Page 3


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We Had a Lot of Adventures When We Were YoungBoys ...


MOST OF YOU know my little
brother, Will, more commonly
known as "Speed".
"Speed" got his nick-name
from Tom Parker, Jr., his future
brother-in-law, when we were. in :
high school. It was because he was.
so slow; his nick-name was a bit of
irony, because of his speed---or
lack of it-on the football field.
But before that-a long time
ago-he was known as "Possum"!.
He was, named "Possum" by
our uncle, Johnson Moody, who
lived next door to us, when we
lived in Oklahoma.
Uncle Johnson didn't work.
Half the men who lived in our
little town didn't work in those
days, which was the depression
years-full blown! The half that did
work, were employed on one of the
oil leases, which were adjacent to
bur town.
But half of the half that were
working, were out on a prolonged
strike against one of the oil com-
panies.



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ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


Uncle Johnson spent his
leisure time making "home brew";
'which he stored in our shed, out in!
back of the house. ..
Uncle Johnson was a lovable
old rascal arid all us kids thought,
the world of him.

AS MOST OF YOU also know,
baby brother, Will, has himself a
full blown case of arthritis, and
has been placed in a rehab center
in Tallahassee.
Will served in the army during.
the Korean conflict and when he
came home, he joined me at The
Star, in order to learn the printing
trade. He eventually took over our


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Chattahoochee News, and put in a
printing plant in Chattahoochee,
which he operated for many years,
until his arthritis got so bad, he
had! to sell out.

WE HAD A LOT of adventures
together when we were young
boys.
We got "A" bicycle one Christ-
mas and momma told us we would
have to swap days, riding it.
Will got to ride it more than I
did, because he didn't roam too far
from home and lose his privilege
for a day, like I did. My best friends
lived in oil lease houses, one about
three miles north of town, and


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another, about three miles south
of town. I was always going to their
house to play, after momma had
told me not to .go out of town.
Will's, playmate was a little
half-Indian ,boy, who lived just
down the street a little way.
He had no cause to leave town.

THEN, ONE TIME, a man
drove up the street, with a wagon
load of hay bales, stacked about
five or six high.
He stopped his team-drawn
load in front of our house and just
tossed the reins over the seat, on
which he had been, setting and
went around the corner to Nick
Kirchov's candy store. [Nick also
sold beer; but little candy-Okla-
homa was a "Dry" state, at the
time.]
Will and I started playing "king
of the hill" on the wagon load of
hay bales.
Will got to the top of the load,,
leaving me still standing on the
ground. He then stood up, waving


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his arms and jeering at me.
I shouted to the team of hors-
es, giddyupp!" and Will came tum-
bling off the rear of the wagon,
breaking his arm when he hit the
ground.
Our uncle [two or three times
removed], was a retired doctor,
who practiced only during emer-
gencies, since the little town had
no other doctor. Uncle John said,
"You'll have to take him seven
miles to Drumwright for treat-
ment. I can't handle this."
So we went to Dr. Starr, [who
was an Indian] to have his broken
bone set. Dr. Starr put his arm in
a sling, which made him the envy
of all the boys for about four
weeks.

ANOTHER TIME, WE -had
spent our dollar for- fireworks the.
day before July 4, and were busily
engaged in popping them.
e We were blowing up tin cans,
right and left!
One firecracker didn't go off


after the fuse had burned down.
So, Will decided he would "smoke"
the unexploded firecracker.
It went off about the time he
took a giant puff. Will had the
biggest puffiest lips you ever saw,
for a few days, and he never
"smoked" another unexploded fire-
cracker!

WE HAD A SET of neighbors,
two doors down the-street, by the
name of Howard. Mr. Howard was
one of the few on our street, who.
was still working, and as a result,
they got tQ take a vacation every
summer.
They had a peach tree in their
back yard and those peaches
ripened about the time the
Howards went on vacation. We
couldn't stand to seefthose peach-
es rot on the tree, so we did pur
duty-we ate peaches for two
weeks!


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 29, 2003 Page 3A


Selecting Those Who Will Plant Community Seeds


by Tim Croft
The ground has been turned.
Now it's time to plant the seeds.
The members of a new North
Port St. Joe Community Advisory
Committee were announced during
a celebration last Saturday, their
selection the result of an election
that drew more than 220 commu-
nity members to the ballot box.
The committee's charge will be
to determine how best to spend a
$300,000 endowment built over
the past six years through the
Washington Improvement Group -
to spur change and economic
development in North Port St. Joe.
The committee make-up incor-
porates religious leaders, commu-
nity groups and organizations as
well as representatives from the
senior and youth population and
two at-large members.
The 15 members of the com-
mittee, as determined by an elec-
tion held May 17 and operated by
the office of the Supervisor, of
Elections in which 221 voted, is:
Jessica Jenkins and Ashton
Larry (youth); ois Byrd and Pastor
Robert Lowery (senior); Tony Larry
and Daniel Bolden Jr. (business
owners); Amy Rogers (community
organizations); Beverly Quinn
(community groups); Linda
Tschudi and Damon McNair (at-
large); and Shirley Jenkins, Versa
McCloud, Jenifer Bailey, Simona
Beard and .Barbara Baxter (reli-
gious entities).
They will have the responsibili-
ty of ensuring that the soil plowed
'by the Washington Improvement
Group and the Jessie Ball du Pont
Foundation over the past half


Foundation. 'They will invest in the
organizations and programs that
are doing something for the com-
munity.
"Port St. Joe as you used to
know it will no longer exist. Change
is here. The challenge for North
Port St. Joe and this community is


of the du Pont Foundation and the
WIG.
Central to those efforts were six
churches in North Port St. Joe.
Those churches were among the
benefactors of Jessie Ball du Pont's
largesse from 1960-64 and there-
fore, under terms of her will which


Rev. Edward King presents a plaque to Clarence Monette recognizing his
work with the Washington Improvement Group.


how to deal with the change that is
coming."
One way, King noted, was to
sprinkle the seeds of prosperity. To
invest in the local business. To
support local organizations reach-
ing out to youth, to seniors. To be
proactive and creative with dollars
to produce tangible benefits for the
community.
There are no free lunches, but
for those willing to work, to put
aside personal agendas, to con-
tribute, to make a difference, there
is a helping hand extended.


Some of the members of a new advisory committee who were elected
during balloting conducted May 17, were recognized during last Saturday's
community celebration.


dozen years will produce a harvest
of plenty for the citizens in North
Port St. Joe.
And as train of change chugs
into Gulf County, they must ensure
that the community of North Port
St. Joe has a place at the station.
"(The committee) is a founder, a
co-investor," said Rev.. Edward King
Jr., of Jacksonville, who sits on the
Board of Trustees for the du Pont


"People are looking to invest
money in people who want to do
something for themselves and the
community they live in," King said.
'This is a good opportunity to be
creative, to be involved and do
something for the betterment of the
community."
The road to the recent election
and establishment of the advisory
committee was paved by the work


established the foundation named
for her, were eligible for funds from
the foundation.
'The trustees (of the founda-
tion) are committed to this commu-
nity," King said. "It is through, and
in partnership with, these church-
es that we have accomplished what
we have. They provide a way for us
to do what we do in the communi-
ty."
The foundation has sent down
some $1 million to the community
through those churches, helping to
underwrite the activities of the WIG
and to provide, through an endow-
ment built by securing grants
matched by the foundation, the
$300,000 that will be used to pro-
vide mini-grants to local business-
es, groups and organizations. ,
The foundation has .helped
remodel the youth center adjacent'
to the David Jones Memorial Gym
and to install air conditioning in
the gym, 'among other things.
The 'advisory committee is
intended to pick up the batoi from
the WIG, which at the end of the
year will be dissolved.
"We are moving into a new,
phase," said Clarence Monette,
chairman of the board of directors
of the WIG. "We aren't closing
down, we are just moving into a
new phase.",
As King said, "It's retooling up
for the work in the community up
to another level."
Over- the nex-t six months, the
advison committee members \'.ill
leirn about the history of the \\IG
and the' relationship of fthi North
Port St. Joe churches to the du
Pont Foundation.
They will be educated on the
reporting requirements tied to the
funds they will disburse and learn"
about philanthropy.
'The key is, how do you give
money away responsibly," King
said.


The committee must also
establish policies and governance
parameters.
The du Pont Foundation will
provide a consultant, setting up


workshops and retreats to facilitate
the movement on the learning
curve.
At the end of the year, there
will be a formal transfer of power


from the WIG to'the advisory com-
mittee.
"I have high hopes for this com-
munity," King said. "I believe in this
community."


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coke fight. Tell Daddy you couldn't
find me-"
He grabbed me by the shirt and
commenced to drag me toward the
park. He didn't care if I, heard the
speech' or not,' but it was a very
small town, he had been sent to
fetch me-no way was he going
back to Dad empty handed!
I pouted all the way. I was still
ticked off when Leon eased us
between all the people up to where
Mom and Dad stood. Mom, smiled,
. Daddy glanced to see we were all
accounted for and turned his
attention to the mayor as he intro-
duced some guy in a uniform.
I was fairly short for my age. I
could barely see the raised plat-
form. And 'I couldn't hear nothing
What a rip off! I don't know what
we are doing here! What a waste of
time!
School is out for goodness
sakes! Listen, I could be sliding
down that big hill over on Forest
Avenue. I could be arm wrestling
with Mary Hadley Hayden. We
could be throwing rocks at that big
red banner behind.
In searching out the banner I
caught a glimpse of my father. He
was ram rod straight and he had a
tear in his eyel I'd never seen that
before. I glanced over at Mr.
Cunningham. He was the meanest


man in three states. He went bear
hunting with a switch!, I wouldn't
even go over to play 'with Arlo or
Raylene because I was .afraid of Mr.
Cunningham. Tears were stream-
ing down his face! I looked around.
Woodrow Kennon was crying. And
so was Chandler King. These are all
grown men!
What'kind of holiday was this?
Nobody cried on the Fourth of July,
or Easter, or Christmas..... I leaned
forward to catch what the soldier
up front was saying but he was just
talking about some people that
weren't here anymore.....
I didn't understand it all-but
all of a sudden some "things" came
into focus for me. This was an
important holiday! A very special
holiday. And a most serious one!
The picture of those World War II
veterans standing so tall and so
straight and so solemn all around
me on that 1958 afternoon of so
long ago is still very fresh in my
mind. What a tribute to their fallen
comrades! It is. a scene that has
never left me. It will never leave me.
I trust and hope today we're
not shooting sling shots at horses
when we ought to be shedding
tears over deep remembrances.....
I Am So Grateful,
Kes


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Gulf County Scholarship Fund Providing


Opportunities for Graduates to Rise


by Tim Croft
It began as an idea bandied
around inside the fellowship hall of
a local church.
It has become gospel for local
students: aim high, work hard,
accrue points and the rewards will
come.
The Gulf County Scholarship
program has blossomed in its
decade-plus existence, providing
hundreds of students with money
for college while raising expecta-
tions and broadening horizons.
After all, it is hardly coinci-
dence that some 80 percent of grad-
uating seniors at Port St. Joe High
School, for example, intend to
attend college in the fall, or that 40-
50 percent of them, if this year is
typical, will receive at least some
assistance from the Gulf County
Scholarship program.
And with Florida's Bright
Futures under attack and college
tuition on the rise, the value of the
local scholarship program.is only
burnished.
So parents and students, heed
the June-15 deadline for submitting
- annual point sudhmmary sheets.
And pai-ents of seventh-graders
to be, sign-up.
The payoffs are tangible.
Ask Kimberly Pickett.
"The (scholarship money) bene-
fitted me very much," said the 2002
graduate of Port St. Joe High, who
received a $1,490 scholarship.
Pickett now attends Troy State
University, -studying journalism/
public relations, a school and pro-
gram that would have been out of
reach without the local assistance.
"Going out of state, I can't use
my Bright Futures scholarship,"
Pickett said. "The (Gulf County
Scholarship) money helped me
tremendously."
And pursuing it, earning points
through grades, attendance, her
parents' involvement in school
activities, taking pre-college tests,
helped bolster her personal make-
up.
"I remember during high school
thinking it was a really nice pro-
gram," Pickett said. "It really raised
my aspirations.
"It helped me along the way. it
built my character."
Making college appealing and
affordable those concepts are the
underpinnings of the county schol-
arship program, which could be
equated to those tapes heard at the
beginning of each Mission
Impossible episode,
It provides the mission, it's -up
the students and parents to com-
plete it.
"As an educator and a parent, it
was a road map," said Cindy Belin,
counselor at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. "When they
look at that sheet, at attendance,
the tests, the grades ... if you do
these things you will earn points.
"It gave (counselors) some sub-
stance (when talking to students
about college). You can talk to kids,
but this gives them something to
show them."
The scholarship program began
with dialogue between two national-
Iv-known educators, representa-
tives of the-Jessie Ball du Pont
Foundliti6n and interested local
parents and education officials.
With sufficient doses of expert-
ise, enthusiasm, dedication and
resources, from the du Pont
Foundation and later the estate of
Helen Hambric, a program was for-
mulated through which students in
grades 7-12 could earn points that


could be cashed in for dollars for
college.
How the money is spent, for
tuition, books, room and board or
simply incidentals, is left to the
individual students.
'That flexibility really helped,"
Pickett noted.
The program has garnered
kudos from around the country. It
has been featured in several nation-
al newspapers. A short book about
the program was published by the
Plan for Social Excellence, Inc.
More importantly, graduation
rates have risen in the county, more
students are considering and
enrolling in college and some


$30,000 in scholarships has been
awarded each'of the past several
years..
"It has caused many students
who never have gone on to college to
raise their aspirations," said
Charlotte Pierce of the Gulf County
School Board. "At lot of students
have gone on to places they would
have never considered. It has
broadened horizons."
Belin said she recognized it in
her own kids, who gave greater
thought and effort toward higher
education through their participa-
tion in the program.
"It has certainly (raised hori-
zons)," Belin said.


Rachel Geoghagan's horizons
were already plenty wide. The 2002
graduate of Port St. Joe High was a
hard-working, high-achieving stu-
dent who had pretty much charted
a course to college..
Still, earning money from the
Gulf County Scholarship program
provided dual benefits.'
"It has helped me greatly," she
said. 'The scholarship money, with
some other scholarships, have
allowed me to go (to Gulf Coast
Community College) for free. I can
save up for when I do go to a four-
year university."
And the points system provided
a carrot for all the hard work.


"Hard work is something my
parents instilled in me," Geoghagan
said. "But it (the local scholarship
program) was extra motivation.
"It was never a question of tak-
ing these tests or getting the grades.
But I wanted to keep up with the
best in my class. Every little bit
helps."
Last year, the 'awards ranged
from $30 to over $3,000, the points
from 15 to more than 1,500.
Though the number of partici-
pating students ,was down some-
what, 46 total, those students
earned more than $30,000, the
highest amount distributed in a
single year.


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by Tim Croft
Every library could use a few
friends like these.
The Friends of the Gulf County
Public Libraries, Inc., their success
in Wewahitchka evident to every
motorist traveling through on Hwy.
71, has trained its sights on the
library in Port St. Joe.
An. ambitious campaign is
underway to raise $150,000 to
expand the facility at Port St. Joe,
an 1,875 square foot addition that
would house the library's Florida
History and Genealogy room and
would create two additional offices
and some storage area.
"Their (history and genealogy)
rooms are very.small," said Neatie
Witter, chairman of the Friends'
building committee. "Things are
piled up. There is no office to speak
of.
"What a big way to help the
library."
The campaign is off to the kind
of start Olympic sprinters dream of.
The county provided land,
waived permitting fees and tossed
in $10,000 to boot.
County Commissioner Nathan
Peters added $450 and the St. Joe
Community Foundation has prom-
ised $25.000.
The architectural design draw-
ings v.ere donated.
Targeted fundraising is adding
to the kitty on an almost daily
basis.
"We have applied for grants
from the St. Joe Community
Foundation.- Witter said. "Our goal
is to reach that $150.000. So far.
people have been very cooperauve.
"We'\ve come a long way. We are
rolling right along."
Much of the road remains.
however, and those interested in
the community can. and should, get
involved.
For example. individuals can
purchase a plaque for $50 which
commemorates a loved one who
worked in the paper mill or box
plant, the plaque to hang on the
wall in the expanded area of the
library.
The building comrruttee has a
target hst of potential donors in the
community,. but they are also
spreading the net across the county
trawling for bucks.
"We are asking for any help we
can get." Witter said. "We'd like to
have the project finished in two
years.
The expansion project emerged
from discussions among the mem-
bers of the Fnends of the Library


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plans for the proposed expansion of the facility in Port St. Joe. It is hoped the $150,000 can be com-
pleted in two years.


team.
The group is committed to pur-
chasing equipment or other Items
desired by the library, to act. essen-
tially. as a lifeline for 1he library L
there is a need the Friends will try
to meet it.
From that general mission
came the decision to undertake an
expansion and establish a building
committee.
And in two years, provided
ever-thinhmg runs on schedule, the
Friends figure to cut the ribbon of a
more spacious, user-friendly
library.
It's an aggressive venture, but
we can do it." Witter said. "And it all
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monthly meeting, city commission-
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in sewer rates during June, July
and August, provided an applica-
tion is filed with the city by June
15.
The city will still charge for
whatever water is used, but the
sewer bill will reflect the average
use during the other nine months
of the year.
The adjustment is aimed at
homeowners who water gardens or
lawns during the summer months.


tion by June 15 for us to make the
adjustment to their bill," said city
manager Don Minchew.
On the flip side, the city's
garbage hauler has raised rates 3
percent on its annual contract with
the city, meaning garbage bills will
rise by an average 'of about 29
cents per home, Minchew said.
In other business during
Tuesday's meeting:
Commissioners discussed the
possibility of crafting an ordinance
pertaining to the discharge of
firearms in the city.
Specifically, the issue is
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road along the area actually sticks
out beyond much of the beach in
that area now.
Commissioners needed little
persuasion. : They quickly offered
their support for the plan voting
unanimously to join in the efforts.
Shorter Hours?
Commissioner Billy Traylor
started a conversation about the
administrative staff working long
hours and ended it'with a sugges-
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within reason, especially Gulf
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After several minutes of dis-
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doors be closed at 5:00 and admin-
istrative staff go home except when
commissioners have a need to do
county business with the staff after
hours.
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Commissioners Carl Fox, Nathan
Peters, Jr., and Chairman Jerry
Barnes voting aglnst the'motion.
In Other Business


Principats-
people to buy-in. But I don't expect
major changes. My daddy said if
It's not broke, don't fix it."
Wilder, who has been at the
elementary school for two-and-a-
half years after serving as assistant
principal at the high school,
expressed mixed emotions about
the. transfer.:.
,)"I'm excited about ,\the' *chal-z
lenge,'" he said-,: "It's exciting .but-
nerve-wracking because they do
have a good thing going.,
"I'm saddened because I'm
leaving a good faculty, a good par-
ent group, a good group of students
and a good system. They have all
worked hard and bought into it."
Wilder also expressed surprise
over, the attention the transfer was
receiving, which included the pres-
ence of a Panama City television
station at the board meeting.
Wilder 'noted that such trans-
fers occur with great frequency in
larger districts and that change,
from FCAT to teachers to adminis-
trators, is a constant companion to
education.. .
The remainder of the special
board meeting was consumed with
budgetary issues, in particular a
letter going out this week to all con-
tract employees with three or fewer
years tenure.


Hit and Rui

not identified due to the ongoing
investigation, contended that; a tree
limb had dropped- and hit his car.
Blood was drawn, from the sus-
pect. for" toxicology tests and the
vehicle impounded for the collec-
tion of evidence to be sent to the


, Decided to hold a special
meeting Thursday at 4:30 with the
budget committee to review and
discuss budget issues for the
2003-2004 budget. ,
Passed an ordinance working,
out wording in the county compre-
hensive plan to bring it in compli-
ance along with the port master
plan wording.
Agreed to work toward a solu-
tion to bring some temporary roof
repair solutions to the leaking roof
at the court house complex and
move forward with efforts to
replace the rdof with a new struc-
ture. This will bring a long term
solution to what has been an ongo-
ing thorn in the side for commis-
sioners as the board has tried to
stop leaks' at the complex.
Commissioners agreed to
several recommendation from the
Gulf County Plannning
Development and Review Board
for.variances, and preliminary plat
approvals.
Decided to'hire the Florida
County Foundation, to do the
update work needed to revise the,
county's comprehensive plan. The
process is expected to take up to


.- (From Page 1)

It is a rite of spring that such
employees receive a letter that their
contracts are not being renewed for
next year, followed in a matter of
weeks, once the state budget has
been approved and the district
understands the size of its budget,
by a letter informing them that they
indeed have a job.
This year, though, the legisla-
ture has bogged down on the state
budget, which was only approved
Tuesday.
So a letter will go out to all
impacted employees explaining the
situation and why the district can
not at this time, as is customary,
send renewal letters to the affected
employees.
The union representing teach-
ers and non-instructional person-
nel asked that the district send the
letters.
"We don't know a thing about
the budget, yet," Kelley said. "We
don't have a clue. What I have
heard from Tallahassee, though, is
not good."
Once the district has. its num-
bers from Tallahassee and deter-
mines the broad strokes of its
budget, the board will convene a
special meeting to deal with
renewals of contract employees.


(From Page


Florida Department of Law
Enforcement crime lab.
Hall said the accident remains
under investigation and charges
are pending the results of toxicolo-
gy and forensic testing.


church, unless the person is on
their own real property.
That creates a bailiwick for the
city, which has a number of resi-
dences near its schools and
churches.
A blanket ban of firearms dis-
charges in the city would be prob-
lematic considering that many res-
idents use a .22 to scare off poach-
ing squirrels and other critters and
the fact that there is actually a
hunting lease within the city limits.
"We are reviewing it," Minchew
said.
Commissioners discussed the
methodology being used by Preble
Rish as the engineering firm


18 months and will be helped
financially through a $25,000
grant from the, state. Butler' esti-
mated the total cost of the update
to run between $100,000 .and
$125,000.
Agreed to a request from the
St Joseph Historical Society to
support them applyinng for a grant
to help with the renovation process
of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse
and Keepers Quarters.


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$300,000 Historical Grant Appropriation Puts Project Back on Track


by Tim Croft
The light is still on.
Resigned last week that the
momentum of the past year would
be stalled by a lack of state fund-
ing, the members of the St. Joseph
Historical Society had their
prospects brightened this week.
The state budget passed
Tuesday night by the Florida
Legislature does contain a
$300,000 appropriation for the
restoration of the Cape San Blas
Lighthouse and grounds.
That the result of some final-
days work by Rep. Allan Bense, R-
Panama City.
"That's tremendous," said
Larry Wells, who. is spearheading
the project to transform the light-
house and grounds into a museum
and park for the Historical Society.
"Needless to s1y, all the people who
worked so har, to have their hopes
dashed, now they are certainly elat-
ed.
"The whole project is back on
track."
This year's grant money, a spe-
cial category historical grant, will
be used to restore the more dilapi-
dated of the two keepers' quarters
on the grounds.
Architects hired by the
Historical Society are currently
working on the design, with Wells
hoping that the drawings would be
completed by the end of June.
It was critical for the overall
project that the refurbishing of the
keepers' quarters was taken up this
'year.
"It was not going to stand if it
was not refurbished," Wells said.
'The committee will move as soon
as possible."
Meanwhile, the Historical


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Funds for the renovation of the lighthouse keepers' quarters at Cape
San Bias have been added back to the legislative budget which was
approved Tuesday in Tallahassee..


Society will, early next month, sub-
mit another state grant application


for the next fiscal year, the money
to be used for restoration of the


Disaster Relief for Panhandle


State Representative Bev
Kilmer recently announced her
offices throughout the Panhandle
will provide assistance to farmers
by helping to expedite their paper-
work for low-interest emergency
loans from USDA's Farm Service
Agency (FSA) and other benefits
under Congress' Agriculture
Assistance Act of 2003..
, Recently it was revealed by the
Florida Department of 'Agriculture
Panhandle farmers. in 15 counties
are eligible for storm relief loans
and other benefits because of
excessive rainfall and flooding last
October.


"My staff and I are on stand by
ready to assist each and every
farmer in our affected counties
throughout the Panhandle," Kilmer
stated.
Kilmer's staff will assist farm-
ers in filling out complicated paper-
work and help expedite and facili-
tate the emergency loan. process
and other benefits for farmers who
stiffered losses due to the storms in
the affected counties with their FSA
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Additionally later this week,
Kilmer will announce mobile office
hours in the affected counties for
farmers to meet personally with her


staff about any problems they may
be having with paperwork, the
emergency loan process, or state
and federal agencies.
"When farm families suffer
losses in the field, it's always a ter-
ribly painful time period,"' Kilmer
said today. "If my offices can help
ease those losses, even slightly,
then the road to recovery will.hop.e-,
fully bq a little less bumpy." ,, I
,! The Panama City area counties
designated as primary disaster
areas are: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia
Gulf, Holmes, Okaloosa, Santa
Rosa, Jackson, Walton and
Washington.


lighthouse itself.
The. project was included in
this year's state budget during con-
ference negotiations late last week
between members of the House and
Senate.
When some funds became
available, Bense and others help
steer the dollars to the special cat-
egory historical, grants, which up
until that point, were not funded.
The decision was made to fund
the top eight or nine projects on the
special category list the light-
house had been ranked No. 7 by. a

state panel last fall.
Those projects' were seen by
lawmakers of being of'-state, not
just parochial, interest.
"(The lighthouse) is an impor-
tant state ,resource," Bense said
from Tallahassee as the, "House
debated the final budget late
Tuesday night. "We wanted to make
sure funding was in there. for it.
"It was really just a question of
whether we had the money." ':
After riding the roller coaster
that is state budget negotiations for
several weeks, Charlotte Pierce of
the Historical Society remained
cautious, but buoyed, by Tuesday's
news. .
"We are certainly optimistic
.and right now we are where, we
need to be," Pierce said. "We will be
elated when it is approved. We
thank our (legislative) .delegation
and the community for their sup-
port." ,
The appropriation. must still
pass the governor's desk and his
veto pen.
Provided the governor does nriot
veto the appropriation, the''money
would come available sometime
this summer.


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Happy]
by Royce S. Rolstad, III
Though clouds filled the early
morning sky, that didn't put a
damper on the spirits of Port St.
Joe students. They had only one
thing on their minds. "Free at last."
At Port St. Joe Elementary
School the workbooks were put
aside as students were treated to a
day of fun and games. Sgt. Mark
Cutler, DARE officer for the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office took time
out of his schedule to play a game
of kickball with some fifth- and
sixth-graders. Thomas Sims, a
fifth-grader said he had a great
year and is looking forward to his
summer vacation. "I'm going to
Tampa and North Carolina for my
vacation,." he said with a smile.
At Port St. Joe Middle school,
students were also treated to a
morning of fun.
Students were treated to a
movie before they made their way
to the ball field for some real fun
which included games of tug-of-war
and sack race.
"We had a great school year,"
stated Carolyn Witten, principal at
Port St. Joe Middle School. "I have
a lot to do to get ready for next


Days are Here Again!


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As the parade of buses made.
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could see the ,excitement on the 0 611 ScIrOm th e
faces of both students and faculty.
At Port St. Joe Middle School

,. Last Day of School


4,- *4,-


r Cindi's Back!
From November of 1993 until July of 2001 .Sylvia L. "Cindi" Judkins,.

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During her years at the health department she
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professionalism and extensive knowledge in the field of
public health care make her an exceptional asset. She
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full pay customers. A sliding fee scale is available
for those who qualify.
To provide further access for our clients, extend-
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6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Eastern Time.
The second Wednesday of each month the
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school year."
During the beginning of the
year students were .issued a plan-
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"those who had their planners on
the last day of school would receive
lunch for free."
As for those high school stu-
dents, their summers will be filled
with going to the beach, partying,
and work.
Tommy Curry, a junior at Port
St. Joe High School, took one last
minute to say goodbye to Principal
Chris Earley before the summer
vacation started. Curry said he is
going to spend a lot of time at the
beach soaking up the rays.
Curry's friend, Don Jecha said
it is going to be a summer full of
work, but will find time in his
schedule to go to the beach for a lit-
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Cutchin University of South
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Gulf Coast Workforce ($100); Allen
Easter Gulf Coast Workforce
($100); Chris Gainer Norris D.
Langston, Gulf Coast Workforce
($50), African American Collegiate
($350); Jonathan Gates Gulf
Coast Workforce ($50); Michael
Gortman Gulf Coast Workforce
($50); Lewis Grahl Gulf Coast
Workforce ($50); Sarah Grimes -
Band Booster ($250), Gulf Coast


Workforce ($50), Bateman-Wooten
($200), University of Florida
Panhandle Gator Club ($1,000);
Aleasha Hand Jimmy and Susan
Wilder ($1,200), Norris D.
Langston,. Gulf Coast Workforce
($50), African American Collegiate
($350), City of Wewahitchka ($500);
Krystal Heffington Delta Kappa
Gamma ($500);
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Last Saturday night these graduates donned their caps and gowns at Wewahitchka High School commencement ceremonies.


Graduation


MaKayla Henderson Gulf
Coast Community College
Leadership ($1,200), Ivey P.
Crutchfield ($500), Star Publishing
($100), African American Collegiate
($350); Cortne Hoover Bateman-
Wooten Scholarship ($100), Gulf
Coast Workforce ($50), Woman's
Club 1 ($1,000), Wal-Mart
Foundation Scholarship ($1,000),
African American Collegiate ($450),
Gulf County Junior Service League
($500); Judith Husband -
Pensacola Junior College Softball
Scholarship (Full), Gulf Coast


Workforce ($150); Kelli Jackson -
Gulf County Junior Miss ($1,150),
Gulf Coast Workforce ($50);
Javonna Jones Gulf Coast
Community College Leadership
.($1,200), Norris D. Langston, Gulf
Coast Workforce ($100), African
American Collegiate ($400); Matt
Kramer Gulf Coast Workforce
($50), African American Collegiate
($450); Beau Ludlam Norris D.
Langston, Gulf Coast Workforce
($100); Derrick McMillion Walter
Wilder Scholarship ($600), Norris
D. Langston, City of Wewahitchka


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($500); Travis Myers African
American Collegiate ($350), Gulf
Coast Workforce ($150); Meagan
Morris Jimmy and Susan Wiler
($1,200), Stella Tillman ($600),
Harold's Auto: Part Leadership
($200), Gulf Coast Workforce ($50),
Wal-Mart Foundation Scholarship
($1,000); Betty Neel Bateman-
Wooten ($100); Angie Padgett -
Daughters of the American
Revolution ($50), Gulf Coast
Workforce ($50), Woman's Club
($1,000); Linda Phillips Jimmy
and Susan Wilder ($1,200), Band
Boosters ($250), African American
Collegiate ($350); Haley Skiles -
Gulf Coast Workforce ($50), African
American Collegiate ($400); Laura
Spivey Gulf Coast Community
College Leadership ($1,200), James
Moss-Julia Wood Cleckley $1,200,
Gulf Coast Workforce ($50);
Jonathan Thomas Arizona
Chemical ($750); Jana Traylor -
George Gaskin Jr. Memorial
Scholarship ($500), Gulf Coast
Workforce ($150); Michael Vann -
African American Collegiate ($350),
bulf Coast Workforce ($50), ,Amy
'Williams Walter Wilder
Scholarship ($600), Gulf Coast
Workforce ($50), African American
Collegiate ($350); Apollonia
Williams African American
Collegiate ($350), Gulf Coast
Workforce ($50); Andrae Williams -
African American Collegiate ($350).
Several graduates received
early verification of the Florida
Department of Education Bright
Futures Awards. Matt Kramer
received Gold Seal Vocational
Scholars Award. Those receiving
Medallion Scholarship awards:
Monique Adkins, Jessica Breman,
Caleb Cutchin, Clark Cutchin,
Sarah Grimes, Krystal Heffington,
Cortne Hoover, Judith Husband,
Kelli Jackson, Sean Kerrigan, Jesse
Knee, Meagan Morris, Angie
Padgett, Jonathan Thomas, and
Jana Traylor. Caleb Cutchin has
been nominated for the Florida
Academic Scholars Award,.
Other special awards included:

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ANEW PIAN T DIO OFFERS
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A new piano studio is being set up in Panama City and Port St. Joe. The studio has been in operation for the past 13 years in St. Louis, Missouri and in
existence for the past 30 years. The concept was advertised on Channel 2, and aired on their mid-day show ,as being one of the most unique and popu-
lar programs in that area. The St. Louis studio, still in operation, has a student load of some 200 students. There have been 28 recitals orchestrated over
the years, and the youngest studentt was four years of age, and the oldest 86. The owner and founder of this unique method has moved to our area and
will be accepting students beginning next week.
For hundreds of years, piano lessons have been taught primarily the same way with a book, a, metronome, and sometimes a ruler. The basic complaints
have been:
It takes a lifetime to learn
I have never heard the song
The required songs are boring
I hate to practice
I stay on the same song too long '
I have to struggle to read music
I've been taking a long time but just don't sound very good
We live in an instant world Students want to primarily play for their own entertainment, they want to play the songs they are familiar with, and they
want to develop and good quality sound immediately. Thanks to modern technology, this studio accomplishes 'the same old fashioned goals, using a mod-
ern day approach with more enjoyable melodies. They have replaced the old music with the upbeat modern music, the metronome has been placed with
orchestrated soundtracks, the ruler has been placed with friendship, and incentive programs give the younger students the practice motivation they need.
The learning process is the same, just more enjoyable. Each student is different; therefore, we customize each lesson to meet the student's capabilities and
requirements. There are three phases to each individual lesson plan. The traditional music is always taught, and later combined with the creative method.
This inception allows a student to play the piano immediately and also create a beautiful sound at the same time. The instruction also includes a cus-
tomized computer program, and each student spends time in the computer lab as part of their lesson. This program allows the student to earn trophies
by saying and playing the notes at one per second. The student's ability to play is based on how well they sight read. The creative part of the lesson offers
the ultimate in creating an immediate sense of fulfillment for each student, which in most cases could be the most important element in keeping the inter-
est of a student. The portion of the lesson allows the student to develop a sound that far surpasses regular note reading. It is simple, easy, and allows each
student to experiment with the piano. The average student simply wants to play for their own entertainment, sound good immediately, play the types of
music they enjoy, and most of all, enjoy what they are doing. The creative lesson keeps the interest and enhances the traditional class. A free evaluation
(lesson) is offered to each student, as it is extremely important for a student to have hands on experience, so that they will feel comfortable in what they're
doing. Additional information on the program, or to schedule an appointment, can be made by contacting Mrs. Turner at 227-2522.


Business Completer Certificates -
Barbara Alderman, Justin Barnes,
Caleb Cutchin, Clark Cutchin,
Christi Finch, Sarah Grimes,
Krystal Heffington, Cortne Hoover,
Judith Husband, Kelli Jackson,
Sean Kerrigan, Matt Kramer, Jesse
Knee, Meagan Morris, Betty Neel,
Haley Skiles, Laura Spivey, and
Jana Traylor; Technology'
Completers. Certificate Sean
Kerrigan and Jesse Knee.
The U.S. Army, Scholar Athlete
Awards were presented to Judith
Husband and Jonathan Thomas
for Wewahitchka High School and
Chase Millender and Anna
Tankersley for Port St. Joe High
School. Emerald Coast Federal
Credit Union presented each mem-
ber of both senior classes with a
money deposit to open a savings
account. Wewahitchka State Bank
recognized the .high honor gradu-
ates at Wewahitchka High School
and The Bank recognized the high
honor graduates from Port St. Joe
High School with a commemorative
coin.


We are pleased to announce that Buzzett's Drug Store is now stock-
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.home drug test kits and breath alcohol test kits that are provided for educa-
tional use in ,the" privacy and confidentiality of one's own home. Imagine, we
can now identify drugs of abuse usage from a urine sample within minutes, or
alcohol abuse behavior within two minutes of the subject blowing through our
kit without relying on an expensive outside laboratory for results l-hich may
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random, and post accident screenings can also use them. The results are labo-
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junction with Tyndall's Beacon
Beach Marina Club, is sponsoring
the 33rd Annual Panama City
Open Spearfishing Tournament
June 12-15 at Beacon Beach
Marina. Registration will begin at
6:00 p.m. June 12 at the marina.
The entry fee for the event is $30
per entrant or $55 per couple.
The event is open to the public,
but visitors must check in at the
Sabre Gate visitor's center to
obtain an event pass. A fish fry is


scheduled for 11:30 a.m. June 15,
with an awards ceremony to follow
at 1:30 p.m. The cost of the fish fry
is $5 per plate. Contestants can
pick up advance registration and
rules forms at .local area dive
shops or call Frank Mancinelli at
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Quota Hunt Applications Available June 1


Sportsmen who want to hunt
on the state's public wildlife man-


agement areas need to begin mak-
ing plans for the 2003-2004 hunt-


Before the 2002-2003 school year ended, awards named for two stalwart supporters of Shark ath-
letics, Martha Sanborn and R. Marion Craig, were presented to this year's recipients. The Martha
Sanborn award recognizes someone within the community who is also a stalwart supporter, and is
always there for the Sharks. The R. Marion Craig award is presented each year to the male student ath-
lete who participated in either football, basketball or baseball and has the highest grade point average.
Shown from left are John Palmer, Port St. Joe High School athletic director; Buddy Cumbie, winner of the
Sanborn award; Stephen Gaddis, winner of the R. Marion Craig award, and Chris Earley, Port St. Joe
High School principal.


Shark Baseball,
Team Holds
Annual Banquet
The Port St. Joe Sharks base-
ball team. held its annual awards
banquet Thursday night ..
Chase Millender was named
the offensive player of the year,
and also took home the prestigious
"Hoss Wilder" award.
Travis Burge and Stephen
Besore were named the defensive
players of the year, Kenny
McFarland was given the award for
the most improved.
"We had a good season this
year for having as young of a group
as we did," said head coach Chuck
Oannon.
The Sharks finished the 2003
season with a 16-14 record, and
lost in the first round of the play-
offs to North Florida Christian.


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The first phase of the quota
hunt program will begin June 1.
Regular and special quota hunt
applications for the coming hunt-
ing season are available from
regional offices of the Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC), county tax collectors and
their subagents.
The FWC uses. the quota hunt
system to prevent overcrowding
and control harvest on wildlife
management areas. The quota
hunt program controls and distrib-
utes hunting pressure during spe-
cific time periods and serves to
provide a quality hunting experi-
ence for Florida hunters.
The quota, or maximum num-
ber of hunters allowed on an.area,
is based on each area's size, type of
habitat, game populations and
types of regulation restrictions.
Sportsmen wanting to hunt on a
wildlife management area during a
quota hunt period must submit an
application.
The regular application is for
permits to hunt the first nine days
of the general gun season and
other general gun hunts. The spe-
cial hunt application is for permits
for archery and muzzleloading gun
hunts.
To apply for quota hunt per-
mits, hunters must purchase a

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NOTICE OF INTENT
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THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, Florida is complying with the
requirements of 7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this notice of intent
to apply for a Water and Wastewater Loan/Grant from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service.
This project will consist of upgrades/expansion of the existing
Wewahitchka Water and Wastewater systems which serves the City
of Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida.
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If you have questions, call Donald J. Minchew, City Manager at (850)
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Quota -
last year.
Applicants who submit a
2003-
2004 quota hunt application by
June 11, and include with
their application the preference-
drawing rejection notice they
received last year, will be included
in a preference drawing for first
shot at quota hunt permits.
Because the FWC does not use an-
identification number, the name
and date of birth for applicants
included in the preference drawing
must be identical to the name and
date of birth on their 2002-2003
application. Applicants who. use a
different name or date of birth,
your application will be part of the
second random selection. "
Permits are issued during the
first phase based,on two random
selections from applications
received (not postmarked) in the
FWC Tallahassee office from June
1 through 4:30 p.m. EDT, June 11.
Applications received after June 11
will compete on a first-come, first-
served basis for permits left unis-
sued after random selections.
"I can not emphasize enough
the importance of submitting your
quota hunt applications in time to
be included in the random selec-
tions," said Eddie White, the
Commission's quota hunt coordi-
nator. "Last year, we received
49,870 requests for regular and
special quota hunt permits during
the early application period,." Sixty
percent of the regular nine-day
hunts and seventy seven percent ,of
the special hunts reach their quota
during the random selection.
Many of the hunts that do not
reach their quota have few permits
remaining. For some of the hunts
the demand is so great that
hunters may be selected for a per-
mit only once every 60 years.
"If a hunter misses the first-
phase. application period, he will
miss the opportunity to obtain a
quota permit for many of the best
public hunts in the state," White
said.


(From Page 1 1A)
There also is a limited number
of antlerless deer permits avail-
able. To be eligible for an antlerless
deer permit, hunters must submit
a quota hunt application June 1-
11, must indicate in the appropri-
ate space on the application form
the desire to be included in the
antlerless deer drawing and must
be selected to receive a quota hunt
permit for a wildlife management
area that offers antlerless deer per-
mits. Wildlife management areas
that offered antlerless deer permits
last year are indicated on the
application form.
Quota hunt applications for
Blackwater Hutton Unit, Quail
Hunt, airboats, track vehicles,
youth hunts, and mobility-
impaired persons hunts will, be
available from Commission offices
June 27.


Indian Pass Raw Bar- this place has cap-
tured the market on "unique dining". The
Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the area's
best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab legs and,
variety of similar delectables. The semi-self
service restaurant offers great atmosphere.
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Beginning Sunday 1:00-8:00
Closed Monday
UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY


S Roughly 20% of all Americans suffer from
the often overlooked, misdiagnosed, and com-
plex dental coions that are known collec-
~ tively as temporomandibular (TM) disorders.
The, temporomandibular joints are the
Shines located on either side of the face that,
Connect the lower jaw to the skull. The joints
[ ),l[/,A ItI work in concert with the facial bones and five.
pairs of muscles to allow opening and closing
of the mouth and forward, backward, and side-to-side movements of
the lower jaw.
Any disturbance in this facial symphony can trigger the cycle char-
acteristic of TM disorders. Among the symptoms are: a dull, aching
pain around the ear; tenderness of the jaw muscles; clicking or popping
noises when opening or closing the mouth; difficulty opening 'the
mouth or chewing; certain types of headaches, sometimes of migraine
proportions; ringing in the ears; hearing loss or "plugged" ears; and
sinus pain and dizziness.
A new device called an NTI bitegatard often alleviates these
uncomfortable symptoms.

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Boyd Receives Forestry and

Paper Industry Award
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North Florida) was honored with the
"Friend of the Forest and Paper Industry" award in a Capital Hill ceremo-
ny. The award, presented by the American Forest & Paper Association
(AF&PA), recognized Congressman Boyd for his continued support for the
men and women working day in and day out in America's forests and
mills.
"We consider Congressman Boyd a true friend," said W. Henson
Moore, President and CEO of AF&PA. "He has an excellent understanding
of the environment and our industry, and has demonstrated strong sup-
port on our issues. Whether we are working together to improve forest
health, enhance wildlife habitat, lower taxes, or keep jobs right here in
Florida, we know we can count on Congressman Boyd to lead the charge.
The number one issue facing the forest'products and paper industry is
our competitiveness, and we know we can count on the Congressman to,
be a champion for us."

Writing Contest Ends June 30
Panama City Writers Association's Fourth Annual Writing Contest ends
June 30. Categories are short stories up to, 3,000 words, and poetry up to
50 lines. Entries must be postmarked no later than June, 30.
Prizes for each category are: first place $100; second place $50; third
place $25. Entry is $10 for first entry, and $5 for each additional entry.
Contestants may enter as many stories or poems as they want. All ages and
genres of writing are eligible. All entries must be the author's sole original
work and previously unpublished.
For more information or complete rules, call PCWA at 850-235-0544,
or online at www.panamacitywriters.org.


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Providing Freedom to Stalwart Test Subjects


by Tim Croft
They freed the "Loggerhead 21"
recently.
And in 10 to 15 years, with a
little luck and cooperation from
nature and predators, the 21
should be showing up on beaches
near Clearwater to nest and pro-
vide another spin in the cycle of
life.
Researchers with the National


The success of the research,
which has been ongoing since the
late 1980s, has been dramatic.
The key to TEDs, as turtle-
excluder devices are more com-
monly known, is to allow the turtle
to pass through a net as quickly as
possible, reducing life-threatening
stress to the turtles.
"The average time in a net used
to be three to four minutes,"


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basic aspects of turtle behavior.
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Marina..


One of the loggerhead turtles will soon be released by Kelly Hooper into
the open waters of St. Joseph Bay. Photo by Debbie Hooper


Higgins said. "If they 'pan't escape
in five minutes, they are in trouble.
"By tweaking and modifying,
that time in the net is now less
than a minute. So they are three
times more effective. It's almost to'
the point where you couldn't build
a better mousetrap."
Younger, smaller turtles are
used in the TED research, since the
smaller the turtle the more likely it
is to get caught up in a net.
Meanwhile, researchers use
larger turtles in research on long-
line fishing gear: larger-turtles are
those most apt to be snagged by
long-line fishermen.
The research is intricate and
intensive, requiring Higgins and his
cohorts to raise a passel of turtles.'
Currently, there are about 400
turtles in Galveston, with more at
Panama City Beach, where shallow
waters facilitate the "lab" work.
Researchers are virtually start-


Marine Fisheries Service, their
ranks bolstered by a dozen or so
intrepid locals and the help of
Seahorse-Rentals, released 21 log-
gerhead turtles into St. Joseph Bay
last Saturday.
They provided a dash into rep-
tilian paradise for the turtles, a
marine bacchanalia if you like,
after nearly three years as .guinea
pigs in ongoing research on turtle-
excluder devices and long-line fish-
ing gear.
"They have been raised in
tanks and pens, well-fed in water
where they can see the bottom,"
said Ben Higgins, a research biolo-
gist with the Marine Fisheries
Service, which is a division of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration.
"We need to release them in
shallow -waters of the bay where
they can get acclimated and feed.
They'll go to deeper water when
they are ready."
This was the fourth year in a
row that researchers have brought
sea turtles to St. Joseph Bay to be
released. '
It could also be the last, but
more on that later.
The turtles released over the
weekend had been used in research
since they were snatched up near
Clearwater and transported to a
research facility in Galveston,
'Texas.
Raised on pellets, the equiva-
lent, Higgins said, of 'Turtle Chow,"
supplemented by fish and, squid,
the turtles ultimately end up at a
research facility at Panama City
Beach.
They are used -primarily to test
turtle-excluder devices, which are
mandatory on shrimp trawlsi and
have 'become more common on
scallop trawls and fishing trawls of
all kinds.
"Any net that is pulled along in
the water, we are interested in
working to keep them from bring-
ing in turtles," Higgins said. "We
are always interested in doing what
is best for the turtles."
pThe research was ignited by
simple observation.
"People started seeing the sea
turtle population declining,"
Higgins said. Once researchers'
went out in the water and observed
turtles caught up in fishing nets,
"eyebrows were raised."
Higgins continued, "There is
also fishery law that one fishery
can not impact another fishery.
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can they feel?
"There is so much we don't
know it's not even funny."
The information is critical.
For instance, if a turtle can see
orange but not blue, the theory
could be that they are being
attracted to the buoy markers
deployed in long-line fishing.
Understanding taste could help
researchers discover or suggest
new bait techniques for fishermen.
"There could many factors (at
play)," Higgins said. "We just don't
know."
Once a turtle, or 21, have com-
pleted their testing work, they
spend the next month in the pens
at Panama City Beach, swimming
and feeding.
It is 30-days in the "semi-wild"
as a tame turtle is transformed into
a wild turtle prior to being released.
"We want to acclimate them to
a natural environment," Higgins
explained.
The turtles are released with
two tags, though neither will actu-
ally allow researchers to track the
turtles in the water. '
A metal flipper tag probably
won't last more than a few years,
though an internal.,tag is also in,
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by a turtle-stranding program.
Higgins and his fellow researchers
can determine if it is one of theirs
and plot its movements.
"There is no other way of phys-
ically tracking these animals. right
now," Higgins said.
"They obviously move out of the
bay, but we don't have any idea
where they go."
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al to the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission to
attach a tag on the turtles which
would provide satellite location
readings, but a final decision has
yet to be made on the project.
"It would be nice for us to know
where our turtles go." Higgins said.
That is not the only issue to be
taken up with the FWCC. which
tells researchers where and when
they can release turtles.
Higgins said last weekend's
release could be the last in St.
Joseph Bay for the foreseeable
future.
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roots.
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had gathered hatchlings for their
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Sea Oats Installs New Officers


The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club held the last meeting
for the club's fiscal year on May 13
at Beacon Hill Park. Eighteen mem-
bers and two guests were present.
A. program entitled "Day Lilies"
was presented by Jean Stebel, who
showed the ladies a beautiful
wreath made with multicolored day
lilies. She answered the many
questions of those in attendance.
The clulS said thank-you and
good-bye to officers who were retir-
ing after two years.
Barbara Mannon installed the
new officers using the begonia
installation. Barbara has served as
club president, and also as Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC)
District Two Director for two years.
The district at that time served 18
garden clubs in Northwest Florida.
The new officers installed were:
President, Sally Malone. Sally
is a charter member and past pres-
ident of the club. She has also
served as the District Director of
FFGC for two years.
1st Vice President: Sally
Yarborough. Sally is a new member
but is very active. This is the sec-.
ond year she will serve as chairper-
son for the Yard of the Month pro-
gram. As vice president her duties
are to write and put together the
club's yearbook, ahd serve as mem-
bership chairperson, keeping track
of the old members and helping to
enroll new members for the club.
2nd 'Vice President: Virginia
Petros. Virginia will also serve as
program chairperson for this, her
second year and she needs ideas.


Sheriff's Beat
May 13: Dianne Knowles, 34,
of Wewahitchka, FTA-sale of con-
trolled substance; Tamara
Lansford., 39, of Eastpoint, FTA -
DUI. *
May 15: TerilLScruggs, 24, of
Port St.. Joe- FTA-DUL. FTA-
DWLSRA-.F aftray; Clark S...
Carithers. 39 of -Wewahitchka,
domestic assault :
May 16: John Hudson, 32, of
Port St. Joe, VOP- possession fire
arm by felon, VOP-'felony DWLSR;
Alpha 0. Robinson, 30, of
Apalachicola, DWLSR; Michelle
Shane, 24, of Illinois, possession
crack cocaine; Antwione Allen, 26,,
of Port St.. Joe. possession crack,
cocaine: Edgar Causey. Jr., 42, of
Wewahitchka. DWLSR. attaching_
tag not assigned, possession crack
cocaine; Michael Segers, 51, of Port
St. Joe, violation probation,,
attempted possession controlled
substance; Richard Eckler, 38, of
Cantonment, FL, VOP-carrying
concealed weapon, VOP-DUI.
May 18: Stanley G. Nelsin, 39,
of Pensacola, fleeing and attempt-
ing to elude; Adam J. Whitfield, 24,
of Port St. Joe, DUI.
May 19: Misty L. Garrett, 50, of
Port St. Joe, domestic battery;
Jerry Garrett, 44., of Port St. Joe,
domestic battery; Clarence E.
Gray, 50, of Wewahitchka, domes-
tic violence; Dennis L. Emanuel,
38, of Wewahitchka, violation pre-
trial release.
May 20: Anthony Pryor, 22, of
Statesboro, GA, VOP-burglary of
structure.


Secretary: Mary Hendricks.
Mary is a charter member. This is
her second time around as secie-
tary. She fulfilled the job of chap-
lain for many years.
Treasurer: Marie Evans. Marie
has served as treasurer for four
years and stands ready for two


more years.
After the installation, the ladies
heard a taped presentation by the
Florida Federation entitled
Proclamation of the Officers in a
Club. Members are asked to get
their dues in for the 2003-2004
year to Marie Evans.


Six Loggerhead Turtles Slaughtered


Someone is slaughtering log-
gerhead sea turtles and law
enforcement officers of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) hope to learn
who it is.
Since May 7 the remains of six
loggerheads have washed ashore
on panhandle beaches, four on
Panama City Beach, one in Gulf
County and another in Walton
County. Lt. Jerry Shores, who is
heading the FWC's investigation,'
said it appears the long-lived rep-
tiles have been butchered for the
edible meat.
The number of loggerhead sea
turtles, particularly females that
nest, has been declining. That's led
to both the FWC and U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service classifying logger-
head sea turtles as a threatened
species. The species is fully pro-
tected and anyone who intentional-
ly kills or maims a sea turtle can be
fined up to $15,000 per incident.
Loggerheads are found all over
the world but primarily in temper-
ate. and subtropical oceans and
bays. Female loggerheads climb
ashore on U.S. beaches from


May 21: Donna Sue Mathis,
35, of Wewahitchka, VOP-sale of
controlled substance; Leslie M.
Shaw, 37, of Panama City, VOCC-
burglary; Robin Bailey, 40, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-grand theft;
Connie M. McNeill, 33, of Port St.
Joe, VOP-grand theft.
.May 22: Eugene Martinez, 25,
of Southport, VOP-DWLSR, VOP-
reckless driving; Russell E. Sowers,
46, of Wewahitchka, VOP-posses-
sion marijuana; Yvette Ramirez,
48, of Port St. Joe, grand theft
Baldwin County, AL.
May 25: Christopher L. Cloud,
36, of Ranger, GA, domestic bat-
tery; James Littrell, 43, of
Wewahitchka, violation driver's
,:license .. restrictions: Paula, J.
Horton. 34, of Port St. Joe. FTA-
peit theft.
May 27: Troy A. Phillips, 22, of
Port St. Joe, discharge firearm in
public, use of firearm while intoxi-
cated.


PSJ Police Beat
May 22: Melvin K. Brown, III,
38, of Panama City, arrested on a
Gulf County warrant for failure to
pay fine.
May 23: James Tyrone
Hamilton, 29, of Port St. Joe,
arrested for driving while license
suspended.
May 24: Rita D. Fields, 33, of
Port St. Joe, arrested on a Gulf
County warrant for failure to pay
fine on worthless checks.
May 27; Ronnie K.'Wood, 51, of
Port St. Joe, arrested for DUI.


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deposit their eggs. Florida howev-
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It's during the spring and sum-
mer months when they swim into
the coastal waters of the Gulf of
Mexico to nest that they are visible
near beaches. Sometimes, he said
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Wildlife Service are part of the
investigation.


Turtles From Page 1B
research along gulf beaches,
Clearwater, Tampa, etc.
However, this past year, they
went to Fort Lauderdale and culled
Atlantic turtles.
The FWCC, Higgins said,
wanted researchers to return
Atlantic turtles to the Atlantic, just
as gulf turtles are released in the
gulf.
"It's not something I am happy
about," Higgins said, noting that
landscape and logistics make
releases in the bay preferable. "I'm
not sure it impacts ,the sea turtles
at all. It is something I will be talk-
ing to (the FWCC) about in the
next month."
Higgins, emphasized that any-
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beach or in the water, should leave
it alone.
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species -
If a turtle is found that is.in
obvious distress, contact the-
FWCC.


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2004.
Officers are: President, Edward
Jones; Vice-President, Gus Wise,
Jr.; Secretary, L. L. Lanier, Jr.; and
Treasurer, Kinneth Daniels. The
officers were elected during the
Board's May meeting.
Other trustees include: Coy
Brahier, Rupert Brown, E. P.
Fuqua, Ronald McGill and Lowrey
Wilhite.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
is part of the Touchstone Energy(R)
national alliance of local, con-
sumer-owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of service
to customers large and small.
GCEC serves approximately 18,200
consumers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and Washington
counties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City,
Fountain and Southport.


included Todd Gould and Forest
Daniels from Cub Scout Pack #47


Veterans Remembered

Front row: Todd Gould, Ron Groleau, Forest Daniels, back row: Rev.
Talmadge Kennedy, Jack Reynolds, Elmer Green, Commander Rick
Armstrong, Cub Scout Pack Leader Bunny Miller.


On Saturday, May 24 the VFW,
John C. Gainous Post #10069


members again put flags on all the
veterans' graves. This' year helpers


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, May 29,2003 Page 3B

Thanks goes to Bunny Miller, boys and helping out.
Pack Leader, for organizing the


The Old Time SODA FOUNTAIN

20+ Flavors of hand dipped ice cream!


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^ BANANA SPLIT!.
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, ,v ', "we now carry Jellie Bellies
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y'|q0 7z The Forgotten Coasts largest selection
'% "A*L.w v' of cook books & sea shells.


Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
& NOW OPEN SUNDAY for your after Church sweet tooth. 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
93 Market St.* Apalachicola- 653-2606


YOU WON'T' FIND US ON A ROAD MAP. STREET
*ADDRESSES ARE FOR VISITORS AND THE POST
OFFICE. WE LIVE AT 300 LATITUDE. IT'S AN ADDRESS
OF CONTRADICTIONS. HOT SANDS AND COOL
BREEZES. WHITE BEACHES AND DEEP BLUE WATER.
IMMERSED IN NATURE AND TOUCHED BY TECH-
NOLOGY.


Harlotte Bolden

Bolden Receives

B.S. In Engineering
Harlotte 1I. Bolden received a
Bachelor of -Science Degree in
Bioengineering- Chemical
Engineering from the FAMU-FSU
College of Engineering during
Florida State University's Spring
Commencement. She was a 1995
hi-ih hLuor graduate of Po4,,St. Joe,,
High .arid also_ a 199 grad'iate of
tfie University ioFlo.ji, where she
received a B.Si i iPsychology.
Bolden is; the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Lee Bolden, the
granddaughter of Mrs. Iris Bolden.,
and the goddaughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Gant, Sr., and Mr.
Johnny Best, all of Port St. Joe.

Smallwood, Moyer

Wedding Plans
Final plans are announced for
the marriage of Jennifer Nicole
Smallwood and Caleb Luke Moyer.
The wedding ceremony will take
place Saturday, May 31, at 4:00
p.m. at First Baptist Church. A
reception will follow on the lawn of
the Chateau Nemours. Friends and
family are invited to attend. A
"nursery will be provided during the
ceremony.

Winners of Drawing

Are Announced
On Monday,. May 26, the
Beaches Lions Club had a spring
drawing with three prizes. The win-
ner of the first prize, a Shakespeare
deluxe fishing kit and tackle, was
The Fish House Restaurant. The
winner of the second prize, a beach
chair with canopy, was David Beyl,
and the winner of the third prize, a
metal windmill bird feeder, was
Charles Ingram. The Beaches Lions
Club would like to thank all those
who bought tickets.


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MLS#96176 1307 Long Ave.- Very nice older home
in the heart of Port St. Joe. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home has a lovely screened, front porch and a large
backyard.


'MLS#94375 312 Maryland Ave.- This 3 bedroom, 3
bath mobile home sifs on a beautiful 1/2 acre lot in
Mexico Beach. Only a few blocks from the beautiful
beaches, this would be an excellent 'vacation home.
$99,900

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MLS#94569 C-30/ Bay View Enjoy fabulous-sun-
sets from this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in
Treasure Bay $435,900.


MLS#95459: 3597 Cape San Bias Rd. 5 bedroom, 5
bath, Gulf Front Home, furnished with ceramic tile
and carpet. In ground pool and hot tub overlooking
the gulf. $749,900.


MLS#95385 141 Pineda, St. Joe Beach Newly con-
structed 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with beautiful Gulf
view. Easy beach access. Custom pine cabinets
throughout the home, tile and carpet, and more!
$269,000.










FORGOTTEN COAST REALTY


MLS#94894 7408 Americus Gorgeous, 3 bed-
room, 2.5 bath home in St Joe Beach has just been
completed. Home sits on a beautiful 150 x 150 comer
lot and has all of the extras that anyone could want.
Call today for an appointment. $485,000


MLS#93992 C-30/ Bay View Great Investment! 4
bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.9 acres located across
from Presnell's Marina. $450,000


MLS#95208: 304 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach One of a
kind beach home with an unobstructed view of the Gulf.
This is one of the few properties with a separate apartment
for Mother-in-Law, guests or potential rental income. Main
house is 2 bedroom, 2 bath and apartment is 1 bedroom,
1 bath. Great Investment Opportunity!! $490,000

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MLS#96300 4011 Cape San Blas Rd.- Exceptional
Gulf Front Home! 2 kitchens, 2 great rooms, beautiful
decks on all three floors for unobstructed viewing of our
fabulous sunsets. $695,000.


MLS#94958 198 Lahona Ave.- This Home sits on
3.5 lots, with frontage on Hwy. 386, Hwy 71 &
Lahona Ave. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, with abundant fruit
trees; and flowering shrubs. A nature lovers paradise!
$89,000


MLS#95758: 9255 Starfish Dr. 2 bedroom, 1 bath
immaculate mobile home in the Beacon Hill area of St..
Joe Beach. This is.being sold completely furnished and
ready to move in to. Excellent investment opportunity


MLS#95380: 9130 Tulip -Ae Beacon Hill St. Joe
Beach 4 Lots @ 50X100 each. M/Hom& 660
sq.ft.,Cottage 341 sq.ft. L shaped screened porch
connects Cottage to M/Hoine. Cottage has 1 bed-
room, 1 bath. M/Home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. There
is a 641 sq.ft Studio/Workshop also on property.


MLS#95461: 3557 Cape San Bias Road 4 bedroom,
4 bath Gulf Front 'Home with pool overlooking the
gulf, many amenities. $849,900.


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Gulf Front
MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
MLS#95237 Windmark Beach $925,000
MLS#95457 Cape San Blas $375,000
MLS#95458 Cape San Blas $375,000

Bay View
MLS#93224 Port St. Joe $289,900
MLS#96250 Port St. Joe $295,000


MLS#96239 139 Palm St., Mexico Beach Is
unique 2BR/2.5BA home is nestled in the trees on 1.5
lots ina quiet residential neighborhood. House sits
on stilts and.has a craft room with a 1/2 bath and a
workshop downstairs. Located within walking dis-
tance to our beautiful dedicated beaches.


MLS#96102 128 E. Magnolia Ave.- This beautiful 3
bedroom, 2 bath home is very deceiving from the out-
side. Very large, spacious floor plan with tile through-
out the living area. Bonus room can easily be convert-
ed into a fourth bedroom. This is a must see! $139,900


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


MLS#94977: rolloms, 2.5 bath
cedar home on a upgrades, hand-
laid wood tile Marage/workshop.
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5 bath Gulf Front Home with pool and hot tub.
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Gulf View
MLS#95715 Mexico each $159,900
MLS#94941 St. Joe Beach $225,000

Interior
MLS#94981 Port St. Joe $20,000
MLS#94526 Wewahitchka $29000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000


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Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
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Vacation Bible School at HVBC


Highland View Baptist invites
all children ages 4 through 16 to
join them for their annual Vacation
Bible School, June 2 through 6,
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Plans for
Vacation Bible School include the
Great Kingdom Caper-Cracking
the Character Code. The Great
Kingdom Caper is an exciting and
intriguing escapade that is filled
with twists, turns, and surprises.
Sleuths will be on special assign-
ment to discover how to live with
Christian character. Bible stories,
music, crafts, recreation, and
snacks are all combined to. provide
kids with an adventure-filled week
designed especially for them.
HVBC Vacation Bible School is for
everyone. While children investi-
gate and uncover clues to the
character code, teenagers will have
the opportunity to enjoy Bible'
studies and action-packed activi-
ties planned just for them. This
week of fun, food, and intrigue is
free of charge and open to every-
one.
Registration day is Saturday,
May 31, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at
the church. The day will be fun-
filled with a fire truck ride, water
games and hot dogs. Children
should wear their bathing suits
and a t-shirt to join in the fun, and
plan to get wet. Anyone who needs


a ride should call 227-1306 or
647-8941 to make arrangements
and for more information.

Church of Nazarene
Vacation Bible School
The First Church of the
Nazarene is sponsoring a Vacation
Bible School program from June 2
through 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Supper will be provided. The
children will learn how to live in
harmony with God and others
through the fruit of the spirit.
For information and/or trans-
portatiori, call 229-959,6 or 227-
3116. The church is located at
2420 Long Avenue in Port St. Joe.

Women's Day
Rev. Rawlis Leslie, interim,
pastor for Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church, and the church
family would like to invite the pub-
lic out to help the church celebrate
its 43rd Annual Women's Day on.
Sunday, June 8.
Services will begip at 9:45 a.m.,
with Sunday School church, and
morning service will begin at 11:00'
a.m. The guest speaker will be,
Missionary Reva Smith of Panama
City. The church family invites
everyone to come out and join in as
they uplift the name of the Lord-
and Savior Jesus Christ.


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9i30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
ST. JAMES,

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



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


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

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


God'
lov

is


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays 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 BANK
Pod St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

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


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

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


OBITUARIES.1.i


Evelyn L. Bishop
'Evelyn Lorene Bishop, 83,
passed away Wednesday, May 21,
in 'Panama City. A native of
Overstreet, she was a third genera-
tion member of one of Gulf.
County's piorieering families. The
daughter of Bill and Ola Denton,
grandchild of Franklin and Laura
Whitfield, and great-grandchild of
Betty Whitfield. She)was a member
of the Highland View Baptist
Church.


Curtis of Beacon Hill; one son,
Wayne Bishop and wife Laverne of
Panama City; a nephew, Coleman
Smith, who was like a son to her;
five grandchildren, Raymond,
Randy, Ricky, Teresa and Melissa;
twelve great-grandchildren, Jason,
Jeremy Randy, Jr., Tina, Amber,
April, Ricky, Jr., Trenton, Wade,
Danielle, Drew and Maria; and
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral services were


Survivors include one daugh- held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday,
ter, Louise Hart, and husband May 26, at Pleasant Rest Cemetery.

Gulf Co. Relay for Life Wrap Up


Recovering from Heart Transplant
Two year old Katie Tutton, who resides in Washington County, is in
Shands Hospital in Gainesville recovering from a heart transplant. A med-
ical fund has been established at Capital City Bank to help with the
expenses incurred as a result of her illness. All donations will be greatly
appreciated. For more information, contact Gary Sasnett at 229-8807 or
Mike Burkett at 229-6412.

Family Fun at Church of God
The Hallelujah Family Crusades will be at the Highland View Church
of God from June 2 through June 6, bringing a time of inspirational fun
for kids of. all ages. Hallelujah Hound, their six-foot dog friend will be
there, along with all their puppet.friends. Give-bot the robot will also be
there along with the wheel of fun and other great games and prizes. Plan
to be there and make it a family occasion. Service times will be at 7:00
p.m. nightly. For more informaiUon. contact the Church of, God. at (850)
229-6235.


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

f^ A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
S SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6'p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 7692-8725


C"% FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
"id g, 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. Sixteenth Street .
Fellowship Time ... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ........ .11 a.m. -
*Sunday School /
*Young Children /

Pastor Rev.J. edCameron Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


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


5. 2 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 532456
(850)227-1506
SSunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 am.
NO FRILLS NO FAS! NO GIMMIcKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
U T 0SW cipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCHHIS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



(~ Constitution and'Monument
SPort St. Joe

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday Scho61 ............. 9:45 a.m. Methodist Youth
Morning Worship . . 11:00 a.m. Fellowship .. .......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship '.. 7:30 p.m.
(850) 227-1724 Wednesday Choir Practice ... 7:30 p.m.


Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


Robert E. Downs, Jr.
Choir Director


Diana Sealey
Youth & Children's Director


Gulf County residents poured
more than '$21,000 into the fight
against cancer during last month's
Relay for Life event, held for the
first time at Frank Pate Park.
While short of the event's goal,
organizers can take solace in luring
the funds they did against a trou-
bled economic backdrop, including
a war and sluggish economy.
"We had a lot of obstacles this
year," said Sherrie Bowen, chair-
woman of this year's event. .
Bowen thanked all the partici-
pating teams and, particularly, the
survivors who provide depth to the
event's mission and symbolism.
Corporate sponsors Touch-
stone Energy and Arvida also came
in for special thanks,, as was the
Port St. Joe Police Department,

Items Needed
for Elderly
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens are in need of a few spe-
cific items for elderly families who
have had a fire, moved recently or
just don't have enough. The senior
citizens ask that if anyone has the
items to donate, they may call 229-
8466 and arrangements will be
made to get the items to the needy
families. The items needed at this
time are a refrigerator, wheel
"chairs, shower chairs, tables, and
chairs, box springs and mattresses
and walking canes. Any help the
community can give in this time of
need will be greatly appreciated.


Wrhpat h


Curc fYu


which provided security during the
overnight relay.
Subway provided food, Buffalo
Rock, drinks and the Flour Mill a
tasty cake.
. Bowen also thanked Terry at
Heart's Desire for the stage plants
and Ken Murphy for his work with
the sound system.
Jainie and Robin Lester, Qscar
Redd and Rachel Browning made
the event possible through their
tireless efforts, Bowen said.

Rhames Family
Reunion
The 2003 annual Rhames
Family Reunion will be held on
Saturday, June 7 at the Kinard
Community Center in Kinard.
The organizers in~ite all family
and friends to join them for a day
of fun and catching up on what
has been happening since last
year. All are invited! to bring the
family, covered dishes and
appetites and share the day.
Lunch is planned for around
12:00 noon and the organizers
look forward to seeing all of the
family there. For more informa-
tion, call Liz Rhames at (229) 324-
2163 or (229) 292-0951, or email
Liz at liz@planttel.net.


If interested in

forming a Society of
Friends, Quaker

meeting in Port St. Joe

please call
-.-229-9369 .


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


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


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


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

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

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



First United Methodist Church.
[of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ..................... ............ ........ 8:30 a.m., CT
Contemporary ..................... .................... 1 1:00 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


Come Celebrate with us!
Grace Baptist Church


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


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
"1; Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
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


EVERONEWELOME


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


S"A Por- of Victor.y

First Ckhurchk of kthe Nazacrene
2420 Long Avenue Poet St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596
Sunday School . ... 10 a.m. Glwe Lnto the LordJ ke 1lory
Sunday Morning Worship ..... .. 11 a m. d e His nanie.,kv rship the
Sunday Evening Worship .. ..... 6 p.m Lord mil the [eaCO y of illness
Wednesday Evening Seivike ..... 7 p.m. Psalm. h9 2


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

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


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News Column
!j Faith Christian School


Angie Olson, Gulf County SIRS/FAME essay winner, is shown here with
Angel Barbee, her English teacher, and Clarence Monette, Media Specialist
and Intellectual Freedom Chairperson.


Angie Olson Represents


Gulf In Essay Contest


The SIRS/FAME Intellectual
Freedom Student Scholarship is
awarded annually to -a graduating
senior from a Florida high school.
The scholarship is in the amount of
$1,000 payable to the college or
university designated by the award
recipient.
Each county selects an essay
winner on the following subject:
"The Importance of Intellectual
Freedom." Judging is based on
originality, the ability to analyze


issues, and the ability to organize
ideas logically and express them
effectively.
Angie Olson wrote a provoca-
tive essay in which she related the
importance of intellectual freedom
to the recent war in Iraq. She noted
that under Saddam's regime, one's
tongue would literally be cut off for
expressing controversial ideas. The
final state winner will be
announced on June 2.


Gulf County Is Seeking School

Bus Drivers for Next School Year


The Gulf County, School
System is seeking people who are
looking for wprk opportunities that
are meaningful and fulfilling, peo-.
ple who would enjoy working with
school age children and would like
to have a positive impact upon
their lives. Those interested in ben-
efits such as retirement and insur-
ance should consider being ,a
school bus driver.
School bus' drivers serve an
important place in the educational
system. They make it possible for
school children to be transported to
school safely every day.. The bus
driver is the first person represent-
ing the school system that the child
comes in contact with at the begin-
ning of the day and the last such
person in the afternoon.
The 'Gulf County School
System will be training new bus
drivers for both ends of the county.
Full time bus driver positions and
substitute positions will be avail-
able for the 2003-2004 school year.
All prospective drivers must
take, a forty hour driving course
offered at the Gulf county Adult
School beginning. July- 7, at 6:00
p.m. (ET). Training will consist of
20 hours in the classroom' and 20
hours on the bus.
Requirements include a valid
driver's license and a good driving
history. All .prospective bus drivers
must take a physical, be finger-


printed, an take a pre-employment
drug test.
Everyone interested should
contact the transportation office for
the Gulf County School District at
227-1744.

Summer Food

Program
The West Florida RC&D
Council and the Gulf County
United Community Development
Organization are participating in
the Summer Food Service Program.'
Meals will be provided to all chil-
dren without charge. Acceptance
and participation requirements for
the program and all activities are
thesame for all regardless of race,
color, national origin, gender, age
or disability and there will be no
discrimination in the course of the
meal service. The program begins
on June 2 and ends of August 8.
Meals will be provided at the sites
and times as follows:
New Hope Church on Freeman
/ Rouse Road in Wewahitchka, and
Washington Improvement Group
Headquarters at 401 Peters Street
in Port St. Joe.
Serving will begin at 11:45 a.m.
local time and end at 1:00 p.m. No
registration is necessary. For infor-
mation call Amy Rogers at 229-
8515.


The end of the school year is
here and the excitement of summer
is with us. We are all ready for a
vacation.
The graduation programs for
kindergarten and grade eight and
the awards day for elementary stu-
dents were well attended and
enjoyed by all. We want to list s-ome
of the winners of various awards.
Homework Heroes were,
Katerina Nelson, Ryan Nichols.
Daniel Jones, Rychie Drees,,
Abagail Davis, Justin 7Cuthrain,,
Karah Bradley, Rachel Jones.'
Tiffany Burch, Rachel Thayer,

Jordan Way, Trevor Burch, C.J.
Miller, Jessica Sarmiento. and'
Ryan Taylor. \\e congratulate these
students who did not miss a single,
homework assignment for the
entire year.
The sportsmanship winners for
physical education classes were
Allen Davis, Korie Othic, Justin
Cothran, Rychie Drees, Tyler
Sarmiento, Trish Davidson, Sean
Pridgeon, Jordan Heath, Karla
Wiley, Dillin McGhee, Karisa
Nelson, Zach Taylor, and Derek
Barfield.
Character and Citizenship
Awards went to Morgan
Kennington. Christian Lane,
Weston Sarmiento, Karah Bradley,
Tyler Sarmiento, Tiffany Burch,
Jordan Heath, Nate Taylor, Jordan
Way, Dillin McGhee, Karisa Nelson
and Ryan Taylor. Ryan Taylor was

Thanks, Commissioners


This is to express our
action to Commissioners C
and Jerry Barnes for the
to the Gulf County
Department Search and
You can be assured thi
funds were used to purcha,,
needed equipment.
Thank you very much
kind act.
Gulf County Search and

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also the recipient of the Principal
Award and the., Presidential
Academic Award.
At :the program, Thursday
evening, the twvo eighth grade grad-
uates gave heartfelt appreciation
Speeches, and Rev... James Wiley
gave an excellent challenge to the
graduate-- and to all of those .in
attendance. After. the diplomas
were awarded to the graduates.
Sandy Flodges and Rya'n Tavlor.
the parents and tea-Ihers pro-ided
.a lovely reception in the library.
We give many thanks to all
those iwhoi have participated in the
activities of the past tw.o weeks andd
those who have been sucr-h help
during tlue year. \\e appreciate
their encouragement and .their
partnership in the, accomplish-
ments of Faith Christian Schioul in,
the 2002-2003 school term,.


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Call Us Before You Buy One.
ROY SMITH, ANDY SMITH,
LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD
HANNON
INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (850) 227-1133


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You're in good hands.


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BEACH EALTY
OF CAPE S N B L A S
4975-A Cape San Bias Rd., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
BUSINESS TOLL-FREE FAX
850-227-9000 866-229-5525 850-227-9111i

beachrealty@flbeachesnet www.flbeaches. net


appreci-
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donation ,
Sheriffs 11sel
Rescue. r
at these
tse much
for your "IN THE HEART OF PORT ST. JOE" This
for your Spacious 4 BR/3BA 1900 SF Home is situated
I on a large corner lot and features new carpet,
Rescue paint, appliances, and more. Close to every-
t thing including the St. Joe Bay, schools,
churches and downtown.This beauty is
offered partially furnished @ $199,900.

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,* "SUNRISE/SUNSET SAYS IT ALL Gr.ai
views of the Gulf Of Mexico and the St.
Joe Bay from this 3 BR/ 2.5 BA Gulf Front
Unit on Cape San Bias. Offered fully fur-
'nished this spacious end unit features
both open and screened decks, under unit
parking, outdoor shower, and much.
more! A BARGAIN @ $199,500.



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Fantastic Views from this 3 BR/3.5 BA
S1800+ sq ft 'uri ir., orner Dunes. Great
'rental completely furnished! $449,900.


YEAR ROUND SUNSETS ANYONE?"
Located onr 100' of Prigtine St. Joe Bay, this
73 BR/2 BA home boasts incredible
panoramic views from almost every window.
Huge windows and sliders, fresh paint, car-
pet,, and tile, and relaxed living make this
one to see. Offered @ $425,000.


"GULF FRONT IN POMPANO PARK Th,-
2 BR/'2 BA gulf front unit boasts superb
views, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, spacious
decks, snappy decor' and much more!
OFFERED FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
, $289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.
LOsTIINGS


1st Tier in Sweetwater Shores, 53'x209'+-,
$299,900
Green Hills Gulf View @ $159,900
South Beach Lot #4 @ $153,900
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias $165,000
Cape San Bias Gulf View $129,900
Water's Edge Interior @ $99,900
Water's Edge Gulf View @ $129,900
100'aon Indian Lagoon @ $125,000
Indian Lagoon Waterfront; 1 acre +-, $295,000
104' x 20,8' bordering State Park @ $85,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x 106',
$124,900
Interior on Cape San Bias, Commercial,
$104,900
Cape San Bias 2nd Tier, $144,900.
Gulf Front on Cape San Blas, 51'x312',
't-n00 nnn ,


Roger Bradley
Broker/Owner
Mobile: 850-227-4383
After Hours: 229-2749
.Bobbie Edwards
Agent
After Hours Toll Free
1-877-873-3127
Victor 'Ramos
Broker Associate, GRI
After Hours
850-229-9353


INDIAN PASS BEACH WITH SWEEPING
VIEWS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.
Quality construction, 3 BR/2.5 BA with
office, gas fireplace, wet bar, and profes-
sionally decorated. OFFERED @
$925,000


"ADORABLE GULF VIEW COTTAGES ON
CAPE SAN BLAS" Th,:e E bp I" 550
SF+- Cottages feature deeded Gulf access
and numerous upgrades including metal
roofs, vinyl windows, new flooring, appli-
ances, and furnishings, and much more. All
you will need is your beach chair and blan-
ket (well, maybe just a few littleodds and
ends)! 4 TO CHOOSE FROM @ 5145,000








120' OF GULF FRONT and FEMA Flood
Insurance make this 2 BR w/loft 2 BA
Beauty one to see! Offered fully furnished
with tall ceilings and windows galore, the
spacious decks beckon! OFFERED @
S445.000


Lot Loans at 10% Down

Rates as low as 4.9%

No Application Fees


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AUCTION
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcomel
We Buy Estates .
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ, -
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates &
Liquidations Anchor Realty
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1990 Lincoln Town Car.
Clean, dependable, runs and
drives great. $1400. 960-
4464. ltc5/29
1988 Chevy Corsica. 4 door,
AT, AC, clean, dependable.
Runs great! $800. 960-4464.
ltc5/29
1989 4x4 chevrolet, 350
engine, high mileage, auto-
motive, good truck for the
woods, $3500, call John @
227-1054 after 5:00 or 227-
1387 before 5:00
tfc5/22

1989-Toyota Camry. Clean,
dependable, runs great. 4
door, AT. $1100. 960-4464.
ltc5/29
1986 Nissan King Cab pick-
up. 5 speed, AC, extra clean,
very dependable. $2950:
960-4464. ltc5/29
1999 Ford Eddie Bauer
Expedition, low, miles, all the
bells and whistles, $17,000
obo 229-6192. 2tp5/29
1998 Chevy Tahoe LE, 4
door, AT, AC, V8; excellent
condition, one owner. $7950.
960-4464. ltc5/29
1998 Dodge Durango SLT,
4X4, loaded, new condition,
one owner. $10,900. 960-
4464. ltc5/29
1996 Chevy Blazer LwT. 4
door, leather, one owner,
2wd, new condition. $4950.
960-4464. ltc5/29
1977 20' Formula
Thunderbird power boat and
trailer, with 302 Boss I/O.
Good condition $2500, OBO.
Call 648-9410. 4tp5/8
1996 Ford Explorer XLT, 4
door, AT, Ac, .V6, one owner,
new condition. $6950. 960-
4464. .- tc5/29
1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT. 5
speed, one owner, new condi-
tion. IMut See! $9650. 960-
4464. ltc5/29
1999 Chevy Venture van.'
Leather, loaded, every possi-
ble .-pu-ron! 69.000.miles, one
owner. $9950. 960-4464.
ltc5/29


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


LU SNI/ LL EIE
REPAIRS


NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control

St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \


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


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15 1/2 ft. Glass Stream, 75
h.p. mariner with tilt new
MinnKota 40 lb thrust
trolling motor, humming bird
fish finder, elect, anchors,
galvanized trailer with 13 in.
wheels $2750 Itp5/29





White City Christian
Academy is now accepting
registration for the Summer
*Program for ages 2 years 12
years old. Classes begin May
27, 2003. Space is limited
and we will serve on a first
come first serve basis. We are
accepting registration for Fall,
Classes for the 2003/2004
school year at this time,
classes K-2 thru 12th grade.
Please contact Ms. Duncan @
827-2621 or, 527-0577 for,
more information. The
School is located at the
church, 548 West Beatty Ave.
Our program is 'an accredited
program. We offer Music
/P.E. /Choir/Academics
/Bible/and more. Summer
hours are flexible. 6tc5/15





Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfcsn5
Unfurnished 2br/2ba Gulf
'View Apt utilities furnished
$650/mo $300 security Dep
647-3363. No pets. 2tp5/22:
Office Space across frbm
Toucans on Hwy 98 Plenty
of parking, great exposure,
Heart of Mexico Beach 850-
648-1010 2tc5/29
1 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow.-
155 Beach Street, St. Joe
Beach. Stove, refrigerator,
washer/dryer hookup. One
lot off .Highway 98, $550
monthly, $250 reffindable.
damage deposit. Call Gulf
Coast Vacation Rentals, Inc.
at 648-5449. tfc5/1
Efficiency-type apartment
,in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tfcs/
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc5/1,
Mexico Beach home built in
2003. 3BR/2BA plus' garage,
convenient to, beach, long
term lease $905 a month.
Call 545-6128. 3tp5/29
House for Rent: 3 bdrm, 1
bath, newly remodeled, cen-
tral heat/air $500 monthly,
$500 sec. dep, 229-7775 or
762-3252 ltp5/29


MINI STORAGE
O: 228 ReidAve., Street Port St. Joe, FL

229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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


Large 3/2 Gulf view home
on C-30 near Indian Pass
Raw Bar. Avail. 6-1.
$900/month. First, last,
sec. & refs. 653-1675. /
ltc 5/22

For Rent
1,2 & 3
bedroom apts. /
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Poet
St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities

(C Voice/ITY Access
(352) 472-3952


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
2351/16 899-3665


New home for rent in Mexico
Beach, long term, 2bdrm/2
1/2 bath has boat slip. $950
per mo. 227-2594 ltp5/29
Mobile Home, 3 bedrooms 2
baths, large lot at 124
Narvaez St. Joe Beach.
$600.00 rent. $400.00
Deposit. No pets. HUD
approved. 850-229-6825
3tp5/29
Apartment for rent '- 808
Woodward Ave., PSJ, 227-
7800 2tc5/29
House for Rent 2 bdrm,
unfurnished; 457 Madison
St., Oak Grove, 227-7800
2tc5/29
Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 527-6090.
Itp5/29
2BR/1 bath/' unfurnished,
central heat and air, new
appliances, storage shed
with boat carport, deck. 2 blk
from Bay, Great
Neighborhood 1310 Palm
Blvd. 825 w/mo and
deposit call 865-573-7272
2tp5/29,
3BR/2 Bath, unfurnished
home only 2 blocks to dedi-
cated beach. 272 Lucia Ave.,
Beacon Hill. $850 plus utili-
ties. Call Sally at 648-4649
or Tom at 647-6375.
2tp5/29

UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
' & refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside'
laundry rm., ch&a,"'lifsh-
washer & sto,v fully carpet-
ed. No pF-ets. H
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. c.5/1

For Rent
3BR/2 1/2BA house, N-side 0-30
Treasure Shores. Furnished, screened
porch, workshop, Ocean View -
$1500/mth plus utilities. Call 927-3097
4tc5/29






For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. tfc5/1


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

I.. C.Elterprises j 202 ReidAvenue'
PortSt. Joe,
/.. Fl. 32456
) 850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


I RadioShacke
Authorized Sales Center


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clcks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cikoo Clocks
648-5165

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

Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkaldkins@hotmail.cm


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
C all John Reevep at 229.6374

Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc5/1




Yard Sale Two family yard
sale, 246 Thomas Circle, off
71, Wewa. Sat., 5-31, 8 am
til? Something for everyone.
Yard Sale Sat., May 31,
-8:00 1:00, color. 19" TV,
microwave, Sm Refrig for
office, many other items. 201
Louisiana Ave., Mexico
Beach. 227-1278.





Opportunity Knocks
We are looking for the right
person to help launch a new
area business. Must have
construction experience, able
to. read and follow blue
prints, Self starter, problem
solver, entrepreneur.
References and resume',
required. Call 850-927-4700
for confidential interviews.
Bus drivers needed for full
time and part time positions.
Benefits include insurance
and retirement.
Requirements include valid
driver's license and a good
driving history. All prospec-
tive bus drivers must take a
40 hour training course, a
physical, be fingerprinted,
and take a pre-employment
drug test. If interested call
the transportation office for
Gulf District Schools at 227-
1744 .. .6t.: .'29
Help Wanted Child Care
Provider for toddler and light
house keeping at home.
Please call Melissa at 227-
7877 2tp5/29
Fisher Construction Co.,
Inc. has fall time positions
open for experienced con-
struction workers. Pick up
applications at Fisher's
Building Supply, Hwy 22,
Wewahitchka, or call 639-
5907 for more info.
Accepting applications.
Looking for a mature, 'hard-
working dependable individ-
ual.. Some weekends. Full or
part time., Retail/Cashier
background Fork lift opera-,
tor a plus. We offer a very
comrnpetiUve starting salary.
Send reurnume to PO Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL' 32457 or
email resume to:
ruthie@gtcom.net 3tc5/29


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


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


CLEANING
: Windows'
Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
Leslie Burkett
H: 827-2657


Carrier Needed for delivery
of the News Herald. Excellent-
earnings for a few hours each
day. Dependable vehicle and
insurance required. Please
call Sherri at 258-2341 or
'the News Herald at 747-
5050. 2tc5/29
Plumber Plumbing help
needed 639-5227 2tp5/22
Our Business Is Growing.
Need Additional Sales
Person In Gulf County. Call
(850) 670-5995. tfc5/1
Food Mart Manager We are
in the process of hiring a self-
motivated individual for our
convenience food mart & dell
in Port St. Joe. Candidates
should possess a retail back-
ground, preferably. in the
convenience or fast food
industry. We offer a very
competitive starting salary,
with prime benefits including
BC/BS insurance, 401(k),
sick pay, and a very attrac-
tive bonus program. Please
apply to Herndon Oil Corp.,
3206 Montgomery HWY,
Dothan AL 36303 or via fax
334-794-4289 2tp5/22
Needed Immediately Exp.
Inventory, clerk w/good
computer skills, will be cross
trained in sales. Full. time
emp. Great pay & benefits.
Call for Interview -850-769-
1619 Today! 2tp5/22
Established local business
seeking secretary/recep-
tionist. Mon. Fri. 8:30 -
5:30 (Flexible hours possi-
ble). 1 hr. lunch. Starting pay
$6.50 per/hr., $0.50 raise
after 90 day probation peri-
od. Please .respond to The
Star. tfc5/l

$$ Achieve
Significant Income!
Learn -to earn around your
schedule.
Free booklet, -Full,, training.
Home based business ',
www.CitateFreedom4U.com
1-800-686-9418 4ts/15


Graphics/Composition -
Seeking person with skills in
Quark and PhotoShop. Need
good language skills and
experience in newspaper pro-
duction and/or commercial
print design (benefits). Send
resume to the Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. as/is5
Bread Route Established
Bread Route open in the Port
St. Joe area. Looking for
motivated individuals with-
good work ethic that wants a
career. Clean driving record
and good credit required. will
train. $500-$700 weekly. Fax
resume: 229-226-3717 or
email: wsindust@rose.net
EOE 2tp5/22
All, survey. personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe;
tfc5/1


Plant Serviceman.


GTCom, a growing communi-
cations company, located in
Port St.' Joe, Florida, seeks
an experienced plant service-
man for our Apalachicola
Division. Knowledge of resi-
dential/business single-line
telephone. installation &
repair, cable trouble location,
service restoration, and
excellent customer service
skills required. Must pos-
sess a high school diploma
with additional technical
training or experience and a
valid drivers license.
We offer a competitive salary
and benefit package. Please
respond- in confidence, via
mail or fax to:
Susan Machemer'
Human Resources Manager
S GTCom
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689 ,
EOE/MFDV' l~c5/22


Home Adventures

Positions Available

Furniture Store Manager

Sales Manager

Salesperson

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


Make your





a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.B.A


850-647-8028


VWE PRINT
Envelopes, Letterheads,
Presentation Folders,
Brochures. Pamphlets,


,MARVIN'S Sateeite = = Flyers, Posters, Bumper
Service& Antennas Stickers, Labels, Tags,
6331 GeorgiaAve.,PortSt.Joe,FL32456 The Star continuous Forms
Call (850) 647-3171 The Star
Cell (850) 899-1061 209 Reid Ave. Port St. Joe Phone 227-1278


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood *M ,....I. Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS .. ,^ t Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED IT DOESN'T
THE D TORMSl PAy TO CUT CORNERS!
www.larryjoecolson.com PAY TO CUT CORNERS

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


North Florida Child.
Development, Inc. Job
Openings Job Order #106
Full Time, Full Year, Early
Head Start Seeking 10 -
care givers for North; and'
South Gulf County. Early
Childhood Centers, located
in Wewahitchka and
Highland View. Ability to
relate and work with infants
and toddlers (ages 0-3). in a
positive manner.
Demonstrates effective oral
and written, communication
skills. Will instruct infants
and toddlers in activities
designed to promote social,
physical, and intellectual
growth needed for school
readiness. Planning and
organizational skills. Ability
to work cooperatively with
colleagues. Ability to main-
tain accurate and timely
records. Must posses an
Associate degree in Early
Child Education or may hold
a current Infant and Child
CDA and' actively enrolled in
an Associate degree in Early,
Childhood Education.
Preferred minimum of two
years experience with infants
and toddlers. Employment
will be contingent upon finger-
prints being cleared by FDLE.
DFWP / MF/7-4/EOE
Closing: May 30, 2003 Mail
resumes to NFCD, Inc.'s,
Human Resource
Department, P0 Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Fax
( 8'5 0 ) 6 3 9-- 4 1 7 3.
sebrina@headstartnf.org2tp/2
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
ADMISSIONS CLERK
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Part time and full time posi-
tions available at Gulf Pines
Hospital and 'Clinics.'
Experieficed preferred. Apply
in person at Gulf Pines
Hospital or fax resume to:
227-7469 2\ 2p5/15


St Joseph Bay Country
Club has openings for one
full time and one part time
cart attendant. Minimum age
16 with drivers licenses. Also
have openings for a part time
cook/waitress in restau-
rant/lounge. Min age
requirement 18 years. Must
be available on weekends for
all positions. Applications
can be placed between '10am
- 4pm Mlor Fri. 2tc5/22
ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Covenant
Transport has immediate
openings for entry-level
drivers. No experience need-
ed. Earn $700-$900 weekly
plus benefits. No. CDL? No
problem! 15 day CDL train-
ing now available. Call today
1-877-214-3624. 4tc5/8
Part Time, Full time
Cashier apply in person
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Blas, /good pay, gas allow-
ance. '229-8775 tfc5/1 .
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. tfc5/1
Bay Framing, Inc. is
accepting applications for
various construction relat-
ed. positions. Salary varies
depending upon experience.
Bay Framing is an equal
opportunity. employer. Drug
testing required ,prior to .'
employment., Applications
may be picked up at 1934
CR-30. Simmons Bayou, or
contact Terri Johnson at
229-7799. tfc5/1


FRONT DESK/RESERVATIONIST
,Work in a fast-paced real'estate office in
,property managemener in a people oriented
business. Applicant should be an orga-
nized, positive person with good comrmuni-
cation skills and experience with comput-
ers and office systems. Must have a good
sense of humor, be a fast learner with a
quick mind and be willing to work hard
and smart. The first step is to send or deliv-
er your resume to:
Thom Bartlett, Human Resources Director
Prudential Resort Realty Check-In Center
Corner of West Pine St. and First St.
tbartlett@stgeorgeisland.com
Fax 850-927-4040

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2003 PAGE 7B


MINUTES GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring the following
positions: CNA's (sign on
bonus offered), dietary aides
and cooks. Excellent benefit
package. Apply to: 220 Ninth
Street, Port St. Joe. tfc5/1

Now Hiring Technician for
fast growing company.
Apply at 321 B Reid Ave or
send resume to P.O. Box 356,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. tfcs/i

Now Hiring Receptionist
/Reservation agent and
.Sales agent. Experience pre-
ferred. Requires weekend
duty. Fax resumes to Parker
Realty of Mexico Beach, Inc.
648-5779. tfc5/1

Opening soon: Sea Level
Cafe. All positions avail-
able. Submit applications at
the Wonder Bar, St. Joe
Beach. 647-9920. tfc5/1

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc5/1

Wonder Bar hiring
Waitresses. Call 647-9920 or
come by. tfc5/1

A/C installer. Call Gary
Gaddis. 648-5474 tfc5/1






Gulf Coast Community
College Adjunct Nursing
Instructors to instruct nurs-
ing students in clinical set-
ting for fall semester, both
day and evening clinical rota-
tions available. Requires a
B.S. in nursing with a min. of
3 yrs. work experience in
medical-surgical, obstetrics,
critical care, and/or pedi-
atrics. Must have a current
FL nursing license. Position
is Open Until Filled. For
more details visit our web-'
site: www.gulfcoast.edu or
Job Line: 850-873-3540.
GCCC is an EA/EO employ-
er. Minorities and females
strongly encouraged to
apply. ltc5/29


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Broadband Level: DENTAL
HYGIENISTS L3
Broadband Code:29-2021-3
Pay Band: 05
Class Title: DENTAL
HYGIENIST
Class Code: 5632
Position Number: 086459
Closing Date: 05/30/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF .
Annual Salary Range:
$22,281.45 to $55,703.63
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850)227-1276
Suncom: 771-2000
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer.
We hire only U.S. citizens
and lawfully authorized alien
workers. If you need an
accommodation because of a
disability in order to partici-
pate in the
application/selection
process, please notify the
hiring authority in advance.
The State of Florida does not
tolerate violence in the work-
place. Preference shall be
given to certain' veterans and
spouses of veterans as pro-
vided by chapter 295, Florida
Statutes.
Minimum Qualifications:
Licensure as a Dental
Hygienist in !accordance with.
Florida Statute 466.
Special Notes: *FINGER-
PRINTINC & EMERGENCY
DUTIES REQUIRED. POSI-
TIQN IS FUNDED THROUGH
FEDERAL GRANT AND IS
BASED IN WEWAHITCHKA.
CLINIC WORKWEEK WILL
BE 'FOUR 10-HOUR DAYS.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT
WILL START AT BASE OF
SALARY RANGE.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position.
You may submit a hard copy
of, your application to the
address ,indicated in the
announcement. ltc5/22

CALL 227-1278 TO
PLACE YOUR AD
IN THE STAR!!!


: 1-/; CEN FER .T .
S irr I -

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Willing To Train

The Eye Center of North Florida, is now accepting applica-
tions for full-time Optometric Technicians in the Port St. Joe
Office. Technicians work closely with patients and doctors.
Successful candidates will have a kind disposition, excel-
lent people skills, patience, good communication skills, and
a positive attitude. No experience required.
Please send resume of application to: Dr. Tracy Rowell, The
Eye Center of North Florida, 528B Cecil Costin Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 4tc5/29


For Sale Fiber glass lid or
cover for full size pickup.
Like new, used very little.
Silver color cost $800 take
$500 exc. buy 'phone 827-
1507 2tp5/22

1985 Coleman Popup
(Sequla) sleeps 6, 2 stoves,
sink screened porch, A/C,
ton of fun, 1,500 obo 229-
6192 2tp5/22

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or-
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net
tfc5/1

Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfc5/1






EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc5/1

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. tfc5/1

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc5/1

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. trsi

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
jNo money down. Call ,850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfc5/1

ZERO DOWN is what many,
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
,527-1463. tfc5/1

New' 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set tip and serviced, 10 year
warranty. $32.500 Call. 522-,
9300. ,,tfc5/1

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 522-9303. tfc5/1

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.
tfc5/1
CALL 227-1278 TO
PLACE YOUR AD IN
THE STAR!!
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Beautiful bay front lot for
sale. Build your dream
house; federal flood insur-
ance is available. Gorgeous
sunsets, palms, and pines.
Asking $215,000. Call 229-
9766 or 227-6297, tfc5/1

St. Joe Beach in Sunset
Village. dedicated beach,
swimming pool, tennis courts.
adj to Arvida Development.
Asking $169,500. 256-348-
4322. 4tp5/29

HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc5/1
.Lg. lot for sale 60' by 185'
Gulf View in St. Joe Beach
Asking $169,500. Cony. and
Res. 256-348-4322. 4tc5/29

3-bedroom/l-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, $130,000. Please call
for appointment, home Is
rented. 229-1711. tfc5/1l

WEWA, 1.8 acre, deep lots,
one low area, priced $4k
below appraisal. 763-2338.
ltp5/29

Howard Creek Home com-
pletely refurbished to new
codes- Two bedrooms, one
bath, screen and sun porch-
es, 1/2 acre lot, Old Bay City
Rd. $79.900.00. Call 648-
4195 of 229-7799 tfc5/22

Mexico Beach Cozy cottage
for starter home, retirement
or investment. Short stroll to
dedicated beach. $151,900
Coldwell Banker Residential
Real Estate, Inc. Don
Yarbrough 648-4618 4tp5/15

Laird Bayou 3+ acres, 500
ft. waterfront, dock, boat lift,
house. $499,000 Coldwell
Banker Residential Real
Estate, Inc. Don Yarbrough
648-4618 4tp5/15

Houses for Sale: 2BR/1BA
on 3 lots, $29,000.
4BR/1BA on 2 1/2 lots,
$39,000, Barn on 3 lots
$24,000. Call 639-2511 after
4:00. 4tp5/8

2 Homes for Sale Howards
Creek & Wewahlitchka. Very
low down payment, fixed
financing. No closing cost, no
payment for 45 days. Call
800-283-4041. 4tp5/8

GULF FRONT
Single-Family Home
5 bedroom,'3 bath
Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Joan Lovelace,
Broker/Associate
1-800-239-4959
Cell: 850-527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfc5/1

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 sho
appointment only. C
2077 or your realtor.

HOUSE ONLY FOR
(BUYER PAYS TO
"Old Florida-Style"
house. Original wood
walls, windows, 3 bed
bath, asking $25,000
has quotes for moving
Call 227-1388.

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Call us at 229-6222.






NOTICE OF sUSPENSION
TO: BILLY J. NEWSOME
Case No. CW2003-0566/W9
A Notice of Suspension to
your license and eligibility fo
has been filed against you.
the right to request a hearing,
to Sections 120.569 and
Florida Statutes, by mailing
for same to the Depar
Agriculture and Consumne
Division of Licensing, Post
6687, Tallahassee, Florid
6687; If a request for hear
received by 21 days from t
.the last publication, the rig
ing in this matter will be w
the Department of Agricu
Consumer Services will dis
cause in accordance with la
Publish May 15, 22, 29 an
2003
NOTICE TO
RECEIVE SEALED B
BID NO. 0203-23
The Gulf County Board
Commissioners will receive
any person, company or c
interested in providing the f
l(9ne)-40' x 60' pre-engine
building ,
Bid price to include deliver
delivery date must be
Liquidated damages of $25.
will be assessed for each
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obta
the Gulf County Clerk's Off
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,:
Port St. Joe, Florida 324
(850) 229-6113 / Fax (850)
Questions should, be di
Building Inspector Brad Bail
229-8944.
Please indicate on the envel
COMPANY AME; that
SEALED BID and include
NUMBER.
Bids will be received unm
May 30, 2003 at 5:00 p.
at the Office of the Clerkc
Court, 1000 Cecil G. C
Blvd., Room 148, Port
Florida 32456, and the b
opened at this location on
June 2. 2003 at 10:00 a.
The Board reserves the right
ar,, and All bid,
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
By:/sJerry W." Barnes, Che
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Bit
Clerk
Publish May 22'and May 29
NOTICE OF AUCTI
B&A Towing will be selling
ing vehicle on the 30th da
2003, at 9:00 a.m. eastern
time. The sale will be held at
386 (Overstreet), Port St
32456. We reserve the righ
any and all bids .'
YEAR MAKE VIN
1989 Ford Bronco IFMCU12T4
1992 Ford 4dr 2FACP72W6
1986 Ford P/U 1FTCR11IT3
1995 Pontlac Sunfire 362JB52'
1996 Dodge Stratus IBSEJ46X
1984 Ford LTD 1FABP3936
Publish May 22 and May 29


own by PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
all 227- MARCH 18, 2003
tfc5/1 SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
R SALE County Commissioners met this
MOVE) date in special session with the fol-
lowing members present: Chairman
frame Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
d floors, Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Room 1 Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
I. Owner Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
g house Others present were: County
tfc5/ 1 Attorney Timothy McFarland,
tfc5/1 ,Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Dalkeith Director Becky Norris, Chief
313-931- Administrator Don Butler,
tp5/29 Administrator Debbe Wibberg,
t 2 Building Inspector Brad. Bailey,
Emergency Management/ 911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer, and
Road Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee.
Chairman Barnes called the
,rystal's meeting to order at 4:05 p.m., E.S.T.
We do DITCH MACHINE / EXCAVA-
& more. TOR
3tp5/15 Upon inquiry by Chairman
Barnes, Road Department
I Superintendent Knee discussed two
quotes he has received for a new
ditch machine. He reported that
Tractor & Equipment Company has
a used rubber-tired -excavator
(machine has 6 months/1,537
hours), In the amount of
$168,000.00 (less trade-in of
$20,000.00 for the old Badger exca-
9 n29121 vator) with a two-year/4,000 hour
s529i21 warranty. He also reported that the
r censure first payment would be one year
You have from delivery (after 2002-03 bud-
g pursuant get). Upon inquiry by Commissioner
A 120.57, McLemore, Road Department
g a request Superintendent Knee stated that
rtment of this tractor has a speed of 50 m.p.h.
r Services, Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Office Box Traylor, Tractor & Equipment
Ia 32314- Company Representative Larry
ring is not Daniels discussed the warranty.
te date of Road Department Superintendent
avt to hear- Knee then discussed the' other
waived and
ilture and quote received from Thompson
pose of this Tractor Company. He reported that
w. the Caterpillar machine is a new
ad June'5, tractor, in the amount of
$137,344.00 (less trade-in of
$6,000.00) with a five-year/7,500
hour warranty, and the first pay-
BIDS ment will not be due until one year
3 from the delivery date. Road
of County Department Superintendent Knee
bids from stated that this machine Is like the
following: one the County owns now, but is a
ered metal smaller version and has a speed of
ered metal 23 mp.h. Upon inquiry by County
y, and the Attorney McFarland,. Road
specified. Department 'Superintendent Knee
00 oer day stated that the present rubber-tired
day goods excavator has been owned by the
County since 1988. After discussion
gained from regarding prices and warranty,
Ice at 1000 Commissioner Traylor motioned to
Room 148, purchase the rubber-tired excavator
229-1990. from Thompson Tractor Company,
directed to in the amount of $137,344.00 (less
ley at (850) trade-in of $6,000.00 for the old
Badger excavator), on an emergency
lope YOUR basis. Commissioner McLemore
this is a seconded the motion and after dis-
e the BID cussion, the motion passed 4 to 1,
with Commissioner Peters voting
1l Friday, no.


of Circuit
ostin, Sr.
St. Joe,
ids will be
a Monday,
m. E.T.
ht to reject


lirman
rningham,
, 2003
ON
the follow-.
ay of May,
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GRASS-CUTTING TRACTOR
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed trading in the current grass-
cutting tractor for a new:one, with
the Road Department paying half of
the purchase price from their cur-
rent budget. Upon inquiry by
Commi.siorer Peterz. Road
DEparM.enr Supernntencier Knee
discussed the pr.:.bl_-ir ,1lI, the
present gray's. .:u.uarig Lr actc.r stat-
ing that rrie Road Department
recently paid $400.00 for repairs to'
it. Commissioner Peters discussed
waiting until next budget year to
purchase a new tractor. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Fox,
.Commissioner Traylor, stated that
the balance due on the new tractor
will be paid from the 2003-04 bud-
get (approximately $20,0006.00).
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to advertise for sealed
bids to sell the 1994 John Deere
Tractor (this money will be used
with other Road Department Funds
to make the down payment on a
new grass-cutting tractor), and
advertise for bids for a new grass-
cutting tractor. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed 3 to 2, with Chairman


Barnes and Commissioner 'Peters
voting no.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner 'Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved the
following Special Project Payments.
Dist. II J. Lamar Falson
Memorial Scholarship Fund
$250.00
Wewa High School (W.H.S.)
$250.00
Dist. IIIl W.H.S. Student
Activities $200.00
Dist. IV J. Lamar Faison
Memorial Scholarship Fund
$300.00
Dist. V J. Lamar Faison
Memorial Scholarship Fund
$300.00
Norris D. Langston
Scholarship Foundation $300.00
(End)
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then adjourn
at 4:25 p.m., E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 25, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in regular session with the fol-
lowing members present: Chairman
Jerry W. 1arneg, Vice Chairman,
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioner
Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Debbe Wibberg,
Building Official Brad Bailey, Code
Enforcement Officer Tony Varona,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Assistant Road
Department Superintendent Louie
Flowers, Veterans' Service Officer
Bo Williams, ,Workcrew
Superintendent Luthus Hand, and
Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meet-
ing to order at 6:02 p.m., E.S.T.
County Judge Fred Witten
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman Barnes led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon discussion by Chairman
Barnes to remove Item #12 (page
94) from the Consent Agenda,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve the Consent Agenda with
this deletion. Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
1. Minutes March 7, 2003 -
Special Meeting March 11, 2003 -
Regular Meeting March 18, 2003 -
Special Meeting
2. Advertise for Bids -
Mosquito Control Department (New
ULV Spray Machine and Financing
for 3 New Mosquin.:. Spra TrucK.,-
Trucks to be ptr'.ha-aei'd through
Stale CoritraCt)
C 3. Application Local Agency
Ce-tification (D.O.T.).
4. Appointment Public
School Facility Planning Committee
(Commissioners to appoint 5 mem-
bers / schedule workshop)
5. Budget Amendment #3-
Bay. Cares ($2,850.00 from
H.C.R.A.)
6. Change Order #4 Gulf
County Shipbuilding Road Paving
Project (Bid #0001-33 $15,301.00
Decrease)
7. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Thomas J. Cassidy, III
(#02-017-CF & #02-018-CF *
$2,996.25 *F to be paid from Account
#61021-31000) 1
8. Declaration of Covenants &
Restrictions Gulf County


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Industrial Park
9. Grant Amendment
Documents Integras/Geri-Care
C.D.B.G. Program
10. Inventory Water
Department (Transfer #280-3 Ford.
555 Tractor to Public Works
Department / #280-17 2000
Chevrolet 2500 Pickup & #280-9 -4
Case TL-50 Trencher to
Maintenance Department / Junk
#280-6 -1993 Dodge D150 Pickup)
11. Invoice Agency for Heilth
Care Administration Medicaid
(December, 2002 $3,771.75 /
January, 2003 $19,195:81 to- be
paid from Account #52264-34100)-
Apalachee Pole Company Land's
Landing Boat Ramp '(#38656
*$1,250.00 / #38657 *.$682.00 to
be paid from Account#41779-
63000)- C. R. Smith & Son Indian
Pass Boat Ramp Septic System
(#423 $2,275.00 to be paid from
Account #41779-63000) C. W.
Roberts Contracting Gulf County
Shipbuilding Road (#10/Final *
$98,876.19 to: be paid from
Account #27555-63000) C. W.
Roberts Contracting 2001-2002
Road Bond Paving (#11 *
$147,293.86 to be paid from
Account #41441-63000) Fisher's
Building Supply Land's Landing
Boat Ramp (#104009 $10.18 to
be paid from Account #41779-
63000) Panama Court PRp.,,nin
(#785,* 03-18-03 $24.00 7_-,
03-1- 03 $6( 00 *77 03-05-,
03 $1-i: 72 *7" i'03,-18-03 *
5.-1 OU '#789 *,03-06-03 $233.28
S 790 03-18-03 $54.00 to be
paid from various Co,,rti Rnorter
line items) Preble-R .'in, Li- G ull
County Shipbuilding Road (Bid
#0001-33 #62566 $900.00 to
be paid from Account #27555-
31000) Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Overstreet Boat Ramp (#62567 *
$2,250.00 to;be paid from Account
#26872-63000) Preble-Rish, Inc. -
White City Flood Study (#62568 *
$10,000.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31100) Preble-
Rish, Inc. Dead Lakes Road &
Bank Stabilization (#62569 *
$1,575.00 to be paid from Account
#21111-31100) Preble-Rish, Inc. -
Five Points Vertical Expansion
(#62570 $9,000.00 to be paid
from Account '#42634-31000) -
Preble-Rish, Inc. 2001-2002 Rbad
Bond Paving (#62587 $4,951.20 *
to be paid from Account #41441-
31000) S. M. Marley & Associates
- Gaskin Park F.R.D.A.P. (#2984-3 *
$1,562.50 to be paid from Account
#26472-31000) S. -M. Marley &
Associates Land Swap
Wetappo/Gaskin Park (#5010-1.*
$550.00 to be paid from Account
#21111-31300) Security
Equipment Company Jail Fire.
Alarms (#57801 $185.00 /#57802
* $436.00 to be paid from Account
#24629-46200) Thompson Tractor
Company E.O.C. Generator, (Pay
one-half of Invoice #M69794 *
$28,762.50 to be paid from
Account #21725- 62001)
**DELETE** 12. Job Openings -
Road Department (Post job notices
for' Truck Driver I position and 1
Maintenance I position)
.13. :Library Expansion &
Building Committee Approval (25' x
75' Building .Addition / Building
Committee, as follows: Neatie
Witter, Pauline Pendarvis, Charlotte
Pierce, Nolan Treglown, Naftan
Peters, Jr., Rex Wilkinson, Michael
Hammond, Bob Faliski, Sonny
Chafin, George Vickery, Jerry
Stc.koc and -lear Faillkil
14 H !I P Surc-,r-Iinador
Afr.eri- -.* L. e i.h se M!ra hatian
15 SpFec.. Pr.:,rc.:li Panments
as follows: Dis-r i Fisner, BadIding
Supply T. L. James Park $ 66.06
Fisher's Building Supply T. L.
James Park $ 1.44 Fisher's Building
Supply T. L. James Park $ 1.30
Rowland's Welding & Supplies T"
L. James Park $ 8.60 Dist. 2 Dxie
Dandy Work Crew Snacks $ 43.12
Dist. 4 Davida Byrd Scholarship;
Foundation Donation $ 1,000.00
Dist. 5 Peavy & Son Construction -
P.S.J.H.S. Girls' Softball Field $
256.00 (End)
16. Travel 2003 Governor's
Hurricane 'Conference (Tampa *
06/9-13/03)
GRANT-IN-AID AGREEMENT
FOR COURTHOUSE FACILITIES
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MINUTES GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Pittman appeared before the Board
to discuss Gulf County's spending
plans for two grants
($300.000.00/Article V and
$100,000.00/Small County
Courthouse Facilities) received to
complete various projects for the
courthouse. She stated that she is
concerned that the County has not
spent these grant funds, and she
also stated that the County has the
opportunity to receive an additional
grant in the amount of $100,000.00
upon submittal of an additional
spending plan. Chief Judge Pittman
requested that the Board approve
and complete the projects that are
described within the first two
spending plans, and recommended
that the members involved meet and
implement the new spending plan
within 30 days. Commissioner
Traylor motioned to proceed with
completing the two spending plans
already submitted, and to develop
the additional spending plan.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Circuit Judge Hentz McClellan also
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the spending plans.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / COUNTY HARVEST
ESTATES
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
Edward Bish (Parcel ID #00741-
028R & 00741-010R), County
Attorney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the preliminary
plat of County Harvest Estates sub-
division. Commissioner Fox second-
ed the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / SUNSET POINTE
SUBDIVISION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval and
agency permitting for Charles
Costin (Parcel ID #06345-500R),
County Attorney McFarland read
the public hearing notice and called
for public comment. Upon discus-
sion by Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve the preliminary plat of
Sunset Pointe Subdivision, contin-
gent upon approval of roadway
issues discussed at the April' 15,
2003 P.D.R.B. meeting, and to
approve agency permitting.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / MAGNOLIA BLUFF
SUBDIVISION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
Barbara Harmon (Parcel ID #03816-
000R), County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice and
called for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve the preliminary plat of
Magnolia Bluff Subdivision.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-


NARY PLAT / LANTANA BY THE
SEA
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
Richard Paivey (Parcel ID #06314-
050R), County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice and
called for public comment. There
being no public comment.
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
approve the preliminary plat of
Lantana By The Sea subdivision,
and to waive the re-application fee.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL
PLAT / INTEGRAS REHABILITA-
TION, PHASE II
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Integras, Inc.
(Parcel ID #03801-050R), County
Attorney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final plat of
Integras Rehabilitation, Phase II
subdivision. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL
PLAT / BARBEE SUBDIVISION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public, hearing to consider
final plat approval for Archie Barbee
(Parcel ID #03324-OOOR), County
Attorney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve the final plat of
Barbee Subdivision. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL
PLAT / TREMONT ESTATES
Pursuant to advertisement to'
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for C & S
Development (Parcel ID #03171-
080R), County Attorney McFarland
read the' public hearing notice.
Commissioner Peters motioned to
table the final plat approval of
Tremont Estates subdivision, until
the P.D.R.B. reviews the
Environmental Health Subdivision
Analysis. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously. "
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL
PLAT / CENTERPEACH BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
finial plat approval for Greg Waddell
(Parcel ID #04247-700R), County
Attorney McFarland read the public
hearing notice and called for public
comment. There being -no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the final plat of
Centerpeach Beach subdivision.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING SMALL-,
SCALE LAND USE CHANGE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider a
small scale land use change for S &
D Enterprises, Inc. (Parcel ID
#06315-OOOR), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing
notice and called for public com-


ment. There being no public com-
ment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to hold a public hearing to
consider adoption of an ordinance
changing 5 acres from mixed com-
mercial/residential to agricultural.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
DECLARATION OF
COVENANTS & RESTRICTIONS -
INDUSTRIAL PARK
Upon recommendation by
County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Traylor motioned for
the County to pay the fees for
recording of the Declaration of
Covenants & Restrictions for the
Gulf County Industrial Park.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICE EMERGENCY
OPERATIONS COMPLEX
Upon recommendation by
Emergency Management Director
Wells, Commissioner Fox motioned
to pay Invoice #4 from Fisher
Construction Company, Inc., in the
amount of $120,574.72, for work
completed on the Emergency
Operations Complex. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
S.H.I.P. SUBORDINATION
AGREEMENT WQOD
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service Officer Williams,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve a S.H.I.P. Subordination
Agreement for Eric E. Wood '(Capital
City Bank). Commissioner Fox sec-
onded 'the. motion, and it passed
unanimously.
VETERANS' NURSING HOME
- BAY COUNTY
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams reported that, due to
delays in the construction of the
new Veterans Nursing Home (Staff
Sergeant Clifford C., Sims Nursing
Home) located in Bay County, the
admission date has been set for
August 1, 2003.
ADVERTISE FOR R:F.P.'s -
LANDFILL CONSULTANT
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
advertise a request for proposals for
a landfill consultant (to determine
amount of tipping fees, etc.) to be
paid from the Small County
Technical Assistance Program
($10,000.00 grant). Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GRANT-IN-AID AGREEMENT
- SPENDING PLAN
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the courthouse plate-,
glass window replacement project is
near completion, the County Is wait-
ing for specifications from the engi-
neers regarding installation of the
handicapped-accessible elevator,
and the specifications are currently
being developed for the courthouse
roof project. He also reported that
the A.D.A. requirement projects
have been completed. ,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MARCH 25, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
(continued)


AWARD BID #0102-33 -
WIRELESS WIDE-AREA NETWORK
SERVICE
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore motioned
to award bid #0102-33 to Network
Dynamics (only bidder), in the
amount of $74,158.00, for the wire-
less wide-area network.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
GRANT SPENDING PLAN
Upon inquiry by Chief
Administrator Butler, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Norris reported that the County is
currently earning interest on the
funds received for the ArticIe V and
Small County Courthouse Facilities
rants ($300,000.00 and
100,000.00), but funds have not
been received for the third grant
($100,000.00) that is available to
the County because a spending plan
has not been developed and submit-
ted to the State for that grant.
EROSION CAPE SAN BIAS
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler, Chairman
Barnes passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Fox, and motioned to
apply for a D.E.P. grant, and to
apply for a waiver of the local
match, to fund a NuShore experi-
ment to alleviate the erosion prob-
lems at Cape San Bias.
Commissioner Peters seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Chairman Fox then returned the
Chair to Commissioner Barnes.
INDUSTRIAL PARK ECO-
NOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Upon discussion and recom-
mendation by Chief Administrator
Butler, Commissioner McLeniore
motioned to allow E,D.C. to negoti-
ate pricing of the lots located at the
Industrial Park (must not bebelow
appraised value). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
INVOICE BEACHES SEWER
SYSTEM
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore motioned
to pay invoice #62588 from Preble-
Rish, Inc., in the amount of
$4,500.00, for work on the beaches
sewer system project.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
INVOICE ROAD PAVING
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
pay invoice #1-03-3001 from North
Florida Paving, Sealing & Stripin',' in
the amount of $1,561.00, for sealing
and striping the 20th Street parking
lot (to be paid from District II and
District V Special Projects Funds).
Commissioner McLemore seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
INTEGRAS SIGN D.O.T.
PERMIT
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a request received from
Integras regarding applying for a
D.O.T. permit to install a sign at
that facility (the two signs now post-
ed will be removed). Commissioner
Traylor. motioned to allow Integras


to apply for a D.O.T. permit to
install a new sign. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
VETERANS' NURSING HOME
- BAY COUNTY
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams reported that Veterans who
are interested in admission to the
new Veterans' Nursing Home in Bay
County, should contact him to fill
out an application and be placed on
the waiting list.
BUDGET AMENDMENT -
LANDFILL ACCOUNT
Upon recommendation by
Public Works Director Shearer,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
amend the General Fund Budget in
the amount of $16,000.00 (transfer
funds from Landfill EscrOw
Account: Other Contractual
Services to New Equipment) in order
to purchase four new roll-off con-
tainers. Commissioner 'McLemore
seconded the motion, and it passed.
unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS -
ROLL-OFF, CONTAINERS / SOLID
WASTE DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
Public Works Director Shearer,
Commissioner McLemore motioned
to advertise to receive sealed bids
for four roll-off containers for the
Solid Waste Department.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and It passed unanimously.
INDIAN PASS BOAT RAMP -
PARKING
Upon Inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore,
Chairman Barnes reported that
restrooms are being installed at the
Indian Pass Boat Ramp, and the
parking will be limited while the
construction is being performed.
Planner Richardson stated that
cross-ties have been placed in' front
of the newly installed septic tank.
ROAD ACCEPTANCE OVER-
STREET
After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore motioned
to accept Blue Bird Street and
Whippoorwill Avenue, located in the
Overstreet area, as County roads.
Commissioner Traylof seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved the follow-
ing Special Projects Payments.
Dist. I Wewa Little League -
Opening Day $1,000.00
Dist. II Boy Scouts of America
$ 300.00
Wewa Little League Opening
Day $1,000.00
Dist. III Boy Scouts of America
$ 100.00
Dist. V Boy Scouts of America
$ 100.00 .
(End)
2001-2002 ROAD BOND -
ROAD PAVING / CHANGE ORDER
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner. McLemore, and


unanirhous vote, the Board agreed
to initiate a change order to the
2001-2002 Road Bond Paving
Project to pave the extension of
Foremost Drive.
BEACON HILL PARK
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor,
Commissioner Fox reported that he
is having gravel placed on the drive
at Beacon Hill Park.
FIRE-FIGHTING TRAINING
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Planner
Richardson reported that the State
is in the process of changing the
fire-fighters training requirements
to 160 hours. He stated that it will
take two years for fire-fighters to
complete this training. He also stat-
ed that once this. policy is adopted
the Counties will have to comply or
be fined. Commissioner Traylor
requested that Planner Richardson
notify each fire department that the
policy is not in effect at this time.
INVOICE BAY COUNTY
COUNCIL ON AGING
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters regarding an
invoice from Bay County Council on
Aging, Inc., Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Norris stated that
the requested funding was budget-
ed, and the Invoice has been
processed.
INVOICE -' EMERGENCY
OPERATIONS COMPLEX
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, Emergency
Management Director Wells report-
ed that he only requested 50% pay-
ment of the generator Invoice
because the slab has not been
poured for delivery of the generator.
He also 'reported that State and
Federal grants will fund over half of
the cost of the generator.
.. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, Emergency
Management Director Wells stated
that the E.O.C. building site experi-
ence some minor erosion to the fill
material due to recent rains; and
the Public Works Department has
been working on the' site.
JOB OPENING HOBBS
Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed a r ,:ii'r.ati.:.r, letter submit-
ted by Snid. Ho.t.,. of the Solid,
Waste Department, and motioned to.
advertise to fill the job opening.
Commissioner, Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
ANNEXATION CITY OF PORT
.ST. JOE
Commissioner Peters, dis-
cussed the annexation process initi-
ated by the City of Port St. Joe, and
motioned not to challenge the
annexation by the City. County
Attorney McFarlarid stated that a
lawsuit has' already been filed
against the City of Port St. Joe
regarding this matter.
Conimissioner Peters then amended
his motion for the Board to stop the
litigation against the City of Port St.
Joe regarding the annexation.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion for discussion, and Chief
Administrator Butler discussed the
agreement between the City and
County regarding the collection of
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and planning/building projects in
the annexed area. Commissioner
'Traylor discussed the lawsuit, and
called for the vote. Chairman
Barnes discussed the meeting with
the City, and stated that the City is
requesting the fire tax collections.
County Attorney McFarland stated
that the City of Port St. Joe has filed
a voluntary annexation which
included WindMark Beach subdivi-
sion, but when the ordinance was to
be adopted, the property owners of
WindMark Beach did not agree to
the voluntary annexation. He also
stated that the Florida Statutes
state that a corridor or strip cannot
be annexed. After further discus-
sion, .the motion passed 3 to 2, with
Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner Fox voting no.
SWA-CARS PRIVATE PROP-
ERTY
Commissioner Peters dis-
cussed a County swa-car being
placed on private property, and
requested that it be removed (trailer
#320 and tag #86629). Upon
inquiry 'by Chairman Barnes,
Commissioner Peters reported that
there may be additional swa-cars on
private property. Chairman Barnes
then directed the department super-
visor to remove any swa-cars that
are on private property. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Traylor,
Commissioner Peters stated that the
County will allow a swa-car on the
right-of-way for churches and for
homes that have burned, but not for
personal use. Public Works Director
Shearer stated that the problem
with the swa-car trailers Is that they
are long and difficult to leave on the
right-of-way. Chairman Barnes
directed Public Works Director
Shearer to, oversee removal of the
swa-cars from private property.
SPRING CLEAN-UP
Chairman Barnes reported
that District' V's annual spring
clean-up will begin on April 7. 2003.
He also reported that this will be
advertised. Commissioner Fox
reported that District III's annual
spring clean-up will begin on May 5,
2003.
JOB OPENINGS ROAD
DEPARTMENT
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore,
Chairman Barnes discussed Item
#12 which was removedc from the'
Consent Agenda (regarding job
notices for one Truck Driver I posi-
tion and one Maintenance I pdsi-
tion), stating that he is'concerned
about hiring new employees,
Commissioner McLemore stated
that these two positions are set-ups,
not new hires. Chairman Barnes
stated that he does not have a prob-
lem with set-ups. Commissioner
McLemore motioned to "post job
vacancy notices for one Truck Diver
I position and one Maintenance I
position for the Road Department.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA -
SAMBER ALERT
Eagle Scout Geoffrey Helms
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss an Amber Alert project to be
held on May 2, 2003. He reported
that Wewahitchka Elementary
School first graders and their par-
ents will be educated regarding the
Amber Alert, and photos and finger-,
prints will be taken of the students
to be kept on file. Mr. Helms also
discussed receiving donations 'to
help fund this project. Upon inquiry


by Commissioner Traylor regarding
meeting the donation goal, Mr.
Helms stated that any funds left
over from the project will be donat-
ed to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
DRAINAGE CAPE SAN BLAS
Robin Renick, Secretary of
South Beach Homeowners
Association, appeared before the
Board to discuss a drainage prob-
lem at South Beach Subdivision.
She reported that, because of the,
development that is inprogress next
to South Beach Subdivision, their
lots become a holding pond when It
rains.. She also reported that the
rainwater is standing in her drive-
way;. and she is unable to use it.
After further discussion regarding
the L.D.R.'s and the need for a rule
change on development, Chairman
Barnes requested that he, Chief
Administrator Butler, and Assistant
Road, Department Superintendent
Flowers meet to review the area and
make recommendations to the prop-
erty owners of South' Beach
Subdivision. Upon discussion by
Ms. Renick, Commissioner Peters
requested that she attend the meet-
ings held by the new L.D.R.
Committee, and he requested that
Chief Administrator Butler notify
Ms. Renick of the scheduled 'meet-
ing dates. Chief Administrator
Butler stated that he is not on this
committee and is not aware of the
meeting dates, but a notification
can be made. County Attorney
McFarland reported that the meet-
ings have been posted, but not
advertised..
GULF COUNTY-CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE
Sandra Chafln, of the Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
appeared before the Board to pre-
sent a membership directory guide.,
She thanked the Commissioners for
their work and the decisions they
have made for Gulf County. She dis-
cussed that the City and County
work together to help get informa-
tion out about Gulf County. She
also thanked E.D.C. Director
McNair and T.D.C. Director Pickett
for their assistance.
Chairman Barnes reported
that he met a gentleman from
Minnesota who purchased a home
in Gulf County and plans to retire
here.
TRAVEL TALLAHASSEE
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he, Chairman Barnes
and Vice Chairman Fox will be in
Tallahassee tomorrow, April 26,
2003, to meet with the Legislative
delegation to discuss the F.R.D.A.P.
Program and the beaches sewer pro-
ject.
There being no further discus-
sion, and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unanimous
vote, the meeting did then adjourn
at 7:14 p.m., E.S.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
ATTEST: CHAIRMAN
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK


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