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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: June 5, 2003
Frequency: weekly
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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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Wewa Bank
Changes Name .... Pg. 3A


Dream Home ...... Pg. 4A

Donations Boost
Mexico Beach...... Pg. 6A

Juvenile Justice
Looking for Help .... Pg. 7A

SWAT Up
In Smoke......... Pg. 5A

Sports....... ..... Pg. 10A
Society........ Pgs. 5B & 7B
Obituaries .......... Pg. 4B
Church News ......... Pg.4B
Classified, Legals .. Pgs:10-12B.






Tournament


Saturday
by Royce S. Rolstad, III
Kids, get out your polls, tackle
boxes and bait, and head down to
the Port St. Joe Marina this week-
end for a little fun and a lot of fish-
ing.
The Port St. Joe Marina will
host its second annual Kids Win
Fishing Tournament on Saturday,
June 7 and this year is expected to
be even bigger than last year, with
more prizes to be given away.
Last year's tournament set a
.precedent. It attracted approxi-
mately 161 kids for a day of fishing
and fun. This year the registration
numbers are expected to exceed
200, according to John Landry of
the Port St. Joe Marina.
Landry continued by saying
they wanted to have a tournament
just for the kids. One they could
"make an annual event..."
The first 200 kids to sign up
will receive a free Shakespeare rod-
and-reel.
Twelve first place prizes will be
awarded in both age divisions. With
S a 'a 10 and under and an 11 to 16
division, there is an area for every
young angler. Each youngster, who
registers will receive .a one year
membership to the International
SGame Fish Association (IGAF)
Junior Angler program, along with
many IGAF goodies-a hat, a patch,
and a quarterly newsletter, a little
light reading for those days spent
Son the local pier.
But wait, prizes don't end
there. Trophies, tackle boxes, and
fishing lures will also be presented
to the top winners.
But for those who don't win one
of the first place positions, a draw-
ing will be held at the end of the
day to see who will take home gift
(See Kids Win on Page 10A)

Vacationer Drowns

at the State Park


by Tim Croft
A family beach vacation turned
fatal early Saturday afternoon
when an Indiana man drowned in
rough surf atSt. Joseph Peninsula
State Park.
Richard Clark Bonesteel, 73, of
Indianapolis, died after being
pulled down by an undertow while
floating in the water with his son
around 2 p.m.
Bonesteel and his son were
reportedly on a rubber inflatable
float when the older man was
caught in a rip tide.
'According to the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office, Bonesteel was
underwater for 5-10 minutes before
his son was able to bring him to the
surface.
An Alabama couple on the
scene initiated CPR until the arrival
of county emergency personnel,.
who transported Bonesteel to Gulf
Pines Hospital.
Bonesteel, who was vacationing
in the area with his family, was
pronounced dead at the hospital.
Maj. Joe Nugent with the
GCSO said it had been years since
anyone had drowned off the Cape:
The weather was blustery on
Saturday, with winds approaching
20 mph and seas at about six feet,
generally unsafe for swimming
given rip tides and undercurrents.
In fact, within hours of
Bonesteel's drowning, four or five
other individuals had to be pulled
from the surf at the state park,
according to the GCSO.
Rangers at the park closed the
beachafter the second incidents.
"People have to be careful in
bad weather," Nugent said, adding
that many out-of-town tourists do
not realize the potential danger
lurking in rough gulf or bay waters.


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Presnels arina Launching Plans





Presnell's Marina Launching Plans


Could Ser
by Tim Croft
Kevin Presnell said he's kicked
around a renovation of his family's
marina at Simmons Bayou for
some eight years.
After a series of meetings
involving state and federal agencies


Mary Helen Blakeslee


on Tuesday, the .project seems
headed between the uprights.
With capital investment of

some $6 million, reaping dividends
in nearly 100 permanent jobs, the
project could prove an economic
development boon for the county,
not to'mention the bottom line of
KL Presnell Co.
Further, the timing and scope
of the project could provide a lift to
those who hope to bring sewer
services to Cape San Blas.
"This will be a good project for
the area," said Port St. Joe Mayor
Franik Pate.
P', resneii's design would trans-
form an old fishing camp into, a
modern.marina.
The projects footprint would
include a motel, restaurant, ample
conference space, marina store,
leased space a fish cleaning/stor-
age business is targeted and
expanded boat and RV accommo-
dations.


ve as Lift
Presnell hopes to turn the first
dirt in fall of 2004, with construc-
tion completed in spring of the fol-
lowing year. '
"I've been eight years working
on this," Presnell said. 'This is a
community project. I feel a lot of
obligation and pressure to do this
right. There aren't going to be any
more (developments like this) on
the bay."
The project certainly has
caught the attention of state and
federal economic development offi-
cials, as evidenced by Tuesday's
series of meetings atthe Port St,
Joe Fire Station.,
Spearheaded and moderated
by Mary Helen Blakeslee, chief
analyst for economic development
programs ini the Governor's Office
of Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development (OTTED), they were
roundtable discussions greasing
the two tracks the Presnell project
is on. /
One is permitting, the other
potential funding for infrastructure
improvements, linked' to the
Presnell project.
'This is an opportunity to pro-
vide some assistance to an existing
Florida business that wants to
expand," Blakeslee said. "It's an
existing business that will create
jobs. It's a good project.
'This is a great opportunity to
get everybody at the same table."
Due to the job creation and
capital investment in a county
deemed by the governor as one of
critical economic concern,
Presnell's project proved eligible for
expedited permitting and possible
state and federal grants.
The' permitting meeting, called
a pre-application meeting, allowed
stakcholding: state agencies to sit
at the same table withd Presnell's
team and get a feel for the project.
Questions and comments were
exchanged. Concerns could be put
on the table for discussion.
"By getting everybody together,
points can be made, problems
identified early and time lines
worked out," Blakeslee said.
The agencies have 30 days to


issue a statement indicating that
the project'will ultimately be able
to secure the necessary permits.
Once Presnell makes formal
application, the agencies will have
90 days to complete, the required
paperwork and issue permits.
Tuesday's second conclave was
a discussion of potential state and
federal funding sources.- .- -- --
And by'the end of the 90
minute'meeting it appeared possi-
ble almost likely that dollars,
would be available to run a sewer
line the three miles from the Port
St. Joe city limits to the project
with a pipe size sufficient to handle
future growth and bring sewer to
the rest of the Cape.,
The county might even be able
to tap into state funds to help
defray at least some of the cost of
sewer beyond Presnell's;


George Core, right, administers to the oath of office to new commissioners John Reeves and Rachel Crews and
Mayor Frank Pate. From left, Bob Phillips, Reeves, Crews and her husband Tony, Pate and Core.


New Commissioners Sworn In-


The Port St. Joe City Commission took on a new
look Tuesday evening when two new members and
Mayor Pate began new terms in office.
Newly elected, commissioners Rachel Crews and
John Reeves took their places on the board after being
sworn into office by George Core during the meeting.
Both Crews and Reeves were welcomed to the board by
outgoing board members Eugene Raffield and
Christine Williams both of whom chose not to seek
reelection.
Commissioners Crews and Reeves were joined by
Mayor Frank Pate for the ceremonies. Mayor Pate drew
no challenge for this, his 18th, term in office.
During the ceremony George Core urged the new
commissioners and the old to "pull on the same end of
the rope". He went on to point out challenges the com-
missioners would have to face in days to come.
Commissioner Crews expressed her pleasure in
having the opportunity to serve the city and said she
was looking forward to learning what she needed to
know to be a successful city commissioner.
Commissioner Reeves voiced his thanks for the
opportunity to serve on the board. He further said he
hoped two years from now he will be found worthy of
the confidence shown in him by voters.
Mayor Pate wasted little time assigning responsi-
bilities for the new members. Pate assigned


Commissioners Crews to oversee city infrastructure
and Commissioner Reeves over the city warehouse,
trash and garbage.
'The new commissioners then took their assigned
seats on the board and continued the meeting.
90TH ANNIVERSARY
Carol Davis, Assistant City Clerk, told the com-
missioners that planning Tor the week long 90th
anniversary celebration of the City of Port St. Joe was
going well. Representatives Bev Kilmer and Allan
Bense have agreed to be a part of the festivities.
RENAME STAC HOUSE
Commissioner Reeves wasted little time bringing
business before the board. He moved for the city recre-
ation center to be named after long time volunteer
Erma Louise Parker. Reeves suggested the name be
changed to Erma Louise Parker STAC House.
Reeves got full board support for the motion, pend-
ing there being no restriction to the name change on
organizational documents.
The board also heard from a resident of the area
near the Battle Street rehab project. Several items
need to be completed before property owners can bring
closure to which the project has caused on their prop-
erty. The board intends to hold.the contractor's final
payment until the work is completed and hold a meet-
ing with them to review the problems.


There were no promises, no
firm commitments. But the general
sense .of meeting participants was
That the project was doable, with
the state and feds providing a huge
assist.
"Because of our project, it
could ,enable the county to get
sewer out to the .project and
enlarged to accommodate-future
growth." Presnell said.
"The county is going to benefit.
we'll benefit. That's an extra bonus
all the way aroundd'
That could be key on several
levels, voiced during the special
meetings by officials from the
county up to Tallahassee.
First, sewer to the Cape would'
help local officials better manage
growth, and with several signifi-
cant developments on the table for
the Cape, ,county, commissioners
have heard plenty the past three or
four months about, the need for
sewer.
Second, sewer could provide a
valuable weapon in protecting the
bay, eliminating septic, and the
associated leeching from septic


tanks into the bay, along coastal
lands.
Between grants from the U.S.
Economic Development
Administration and Florida's
Department of Community Affairs,
it appeared, highly likely that the
costs of a sewer line of, say, six or
eight inches instead of the three or
four inches Presnell would need,
could be underwritten by public
dollars.
"On the surface it sounds like
something that could be, competi-
tive" for an award, said Willie
Taylor, economic development pro-
gram specialist with U.S. EDA.
Further, Presnell and the nec-
essary agencies the county and,
in all likelihood, the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council would
have sufficient time to secure grant
funding before Presnell breaks
ground.
Grant funding could also be
available for needed road improve-
ments on State 30A a turning or
acceleration/deceleration lane -
(See Marinaon Page 12A)


Board Hears from


Budget Committee

Gulf Commissioners heard a report from members of the Budget
Review Committee during a special called meeting Thursday afternoon,
May 29.
Committee Chairman, Charlie Weston, outlined to commissioners
progress made to date by the group on budget.areas reviewed thus far. He
began by stating the criteria used by the committee in reviewing budgets
was based on guidance from the board. This guidance basically called for
budgets to be maintained or reduced from current expenditure levels,
maintain or reduce current staffing levels and limit salary increases to
cost of living increases.
Additionally, the committee is reviewing the history of various county
budgets and percentages of increases or changes that have taken place.
They reported on three budgets reviewed thus far, County Road and
Bridge, Gulf County Public Works and Courthouse Maintenance.
Weston reported to the board the committee's recommendation to try
'and hold the line on spending foryublic works and roadandbridge. Both
departments have seen significant gains over the past two years-50.3 %
for public works and 40.4 % for road and bridge. The committee recom-
mended the 2004 budget not reflect more than a 10 % increase for these
two areas. The '03 budget for public works is $923,133 and $1,080,146
for road and bridge.
The committee suggested the '04 budget for court house maintenance
not exceed an 8.2 % increase, which would place it at $501,419 if the
board agrees.
Review Committee members also provided a list of ideas and sugges-
tion that may be helpful to the board in developing and administering the
county budget. Some of those suggestions included prohibiting all un-pro-
grammed expenditures during the budget year, implement a capital
equipment board to oversee all aspects of capital equipment for the coun-
ty, pro-rate utilities and develop incentive programs, capitalize on fee gen-
erating offices, review communication plans and benefits package avail-
able to county employees.
The board encouraged the committee to continue in its process.
Review Board members include Charlie Weston (Chairman), Curtis Low,
Betty McNeill, and Alan McNair.
Further business during the special session included action by the
board to fund $25,000 for the Gulf County Economic Development
Committee to finance and provide grant writing services for the county
and other municipalities and organizations within the county.
The suggestion was made by EDC Director Alan McNair, who brought
two prospective grant writers to the special session. McNair suggested that
much of the expense involved will be recovered through administration
fees and from municipalities and others who will use the service.
The board unanimously agreed to support the idea and put EDC over
the county's grant writing services.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2003


Hlk Do/4t W e by Kesley Colbert



Talk About A Collection Plate!


Sticking Out Like A



Sore Thumb

I knew that the area around Stump Hole at Cape San Bias
was mighty close to the water's edge, but I didn't understand
just how close until Bill McGee, representing the South Gulf
County Tax Payers association, gave County Commissioners a
picture of the area during last week's commission meeting.
The picture told the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would
say.
The road, were it not for the rock and boulders protecting it,
would actually be in the Gulf of Mexico. You can't tell that when
you're driving along C-30 because the ground level view won't
allow one to see the whole view. Bill didn't say who took the
photo of the road and beach at the cape, but it was a shock to
me.
It was a year or so ago when a relatively minor storm event
was making a mess of the road and the county was having a
hard time. getting permission to support the protective barrier.
We made it through that scare, but there is little doubt in any-
one's mind who witnessed the event that it won't take much of a
storm to wipe out the road again.
Property owners at the cape and county commissioners
would like to go ahead and see if something could be done before
the next storm comes our way, rather than wait until after the
fact. Speaking of fact, if we wait too long the 'cape may have to
be renamed to St. Joseph Island.
My good friend Herman Jones has already reminded me on
more then one occasion that I keep calling the area Cape San
Bias when it really is on the map as St. Joseph Peninsula. I
know all of that but everybody calls the whole area Cape San
Bias so often the name is sticking with me, too. I hope we don't
find ourselves trying to come up with another name because the
words cape nor peninsula work as a suitable description any
longer.
I don't know how many readers had the opportunity to go out
and see what happened in 1995 when Hurricane Opal took the
road out for several hundred yards at Stump Hole. There was a
short time when the peninsula those folks were living on was an
island as the water crossed over the road.
I did get to see most of that occurrence first hand sojl know
how easily a channel could have been cut through if the storm's
fury had hit just a little harder. Going back to the picture, when,
"Opal hit, part of the road wasn't already sticking out halfway in
the gulf. So, here we are about eight years .later looking for a
solution to the problem and hoping that Mother Nature gives us
enough time to convince the state and/or whomever else that
this is a serious situation.
What a shame it would be if the number one beaches in the
nation were cut off from the rest of the world for a while as we
try to figure out how to get across the water at what could be the
newly named Cape Cut.
I hope we have plenty of time to figure out a solution to this
problem, but if history is any reminder we're almost -due for
another major storm. There have been major storms every ten
years starting in 1975. If we hold to that pattern 2005 might
bring our next big surprise. I hope not, but remember it won't
take much of a storm to take care of a road that is already pro-
truding into the water.
Hopefully the state sees a need to go ahead and start plan-
ning for some long term solutions to this problem before a lack
of planning turns into a whole lot deeper problem.


Jesse called me at work. Now,
that raised an eyebrow! He phones
me at the office about as often as
the Washington Generals beat the
Harlem Globetrotters.
"Dad, I am going to take a
class this summer. I must have it
to graduate and it's not going to be
offered this fall."
"Son, I thought you were get-
ting married this summer! Have
you forgotten that you have a six
week commitment to the Air
,Force? And you promised to help
me replace the deck. How in the
world are you going to work a class
in?"
"Dad, it's on tape. The school
videos all of its classes now. I will
receive a series of cassettes that
will allow me to work at my own
pace. They have really made 'it
quite easy."


I had a few more qtuestions
ab, out exactly hownl much you can
learn "from a tape". Like. for
instance, how do you stay awake
to listen to a professor who can't
look at your eyes. II Clint East-
.wood ain't shooting at something
or somebody I go to sleep pretty
quickly.
What if you don't understand
part of the presentation--how do
you ask a question? What if you
don't agree with the principles set
forth-where is your chance for
rebuttal? How do you raise your
hand to a machine?
I kept my mouth shut and lis-
tened. I'm a dinosaur in the college
education business now-a-days. It
has been thirty years since I prac-
ticed "looking interested when I
didn't have a clue!" I figured I
wouldn't show my ignorance dur-
ing his first call to the office in
years. He paused and I did the
fatherly thing. I said, "O.K. son."
'Thanks Dad! You need to put'
$2,800 dollars in my account. That
will cover the tapes and the books.
And Dad, you need to do this


today I have to get my check in as
soon as possible The pnce is going
up next week and I am trm.ng to
save you a few dollars "
\oung-un's! I rushed down to
the bank and shifted the money
out of wha waas left of my lifeutme
savings into Jesse's account. I was
near 'bout wiped out but I thanked
God that I didn't have to borrow
any and was driving .back to the
office when it hit me-
Twenty-eight hundred dol-
lars!!! For one course!!! Good
.goshll! I went to college for TWO
YEARS on less than thatl!
Twenty-eight hundred dollars!
Was he putting me on? Listen, this
is the young man that is going into
the ministry. Surely, my pastor,
son wouldn't lie to me!
And I had to get my money in
early before the price went up? No
telling what they would charge if
they had a real live professor in the
class...... I've heard of progressive
and innovative and interactive
institutes of higher learning-but
this is a little too revolutionary for
my blood!


I'm telling you people, my first
car cost less than twenty eight
hundred dollars! Cathy and I ived
the entire year alter w,.e were mar-
ried on just slightly more than
that! The dow-n payment on my
house wasn'L no where near twen-
ty-eight hundred dollars!
I was thinking about turning
the car around. I know we've got
this thing fixed where I can put
money into Jesse's account. Can I
take it out? I'll right this ship
before it tilts any further! I started
to call Cathy but I knew that would
be a waste of time. She has been
agreeing with whatever the boys
say since they were six years old!
What kind of class was this?
Jess had told me the name..... I
believe he said the course was
entitled "Virtual Distance".
I pondered on that for a while.
Virtual Distance? I believe it has
something to do with putting space
between me and my money!
I know at the University of the
South in the late sixties we. had
lots of physics and English and
See Kesley on Page 3


"Remember "Stressed" Spelled Backward Is "Desserts"'


THE INK WAS BARELY dry
on the paper of two weeks ago,
lamenting my forced abstinence
from imbibing, on a Snickers bar or
two, before Beulah Landers had
sent me an email message justify-
ing my consuming a chocolate cov-
ered candy bar, even though my
doctor had advised me to cease
and desist!
And Earline Everette came by
the office, teasing me about wanti-
ng a Snickers bar and Schley
Kemp saw me at church and sug-
gested I get my wife to make me
some divinity candy to take the
place of my denied chocolate.
Luckily, nobody brought me a
Snickers bar, or anything resem-
bling chocolate, to tempt me. All of
you were good about that.
It's bad enough to be forced to
do without, without having some-
one tempt you beyond what you
are able to resist.

BEULAH'S LITTLE epistle
assured me that chocolate is-by


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey
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definition-a vegetable, and there-
fore good for you.
She even sent me a "pedigree",
showing the "family tree" of choco-
late.
It started out by declaring
chocolate is a vegetable; then goes
on to point out--
"Chocolate" is derived from
cocoa beans-
Bean = vegetable!.
"Sugar" is derived from either
sugar cane or sugar BEETS-
Both of them are plants, in the
vegetable category., Thus, choco-
late is a vegetable.
To go one step further, choco-
late candy bars also contain milk,


which is classified as a dairy prod-
uct!
So, candy bars are a health
food.
Chocolate covered raisins,
cherries, orange slices and straw-
berries all count as fruit, so eat as
many as you want.
Her email closed with the
admonition;
"Remember- "STRESSED"
spelled backward is "DESSERTS"!!

THAT GAVE ME A sense of
peace of mind I cannot adequately
describe.
I can't wait to pay another visit
to my doctor and set him on the


right pathl
Earline Everette came into the
office-and I happened to be sit-
ting behind the.counter on that
day-and she ,sort of grinned a sly
and tempting grin, saying; "Do you
want a Snicker bar?" just like she
had her pocketbook stuffed with
them and would be willing to
share.
"I like Snicker bars, too," she
said.
Then she told me about a
friend of hers, who has kidney dis-
ease, she fed a mess of fresh-
cooked blackeye peas-no doubt
they were seasoned with a deli-
cious slab of cured pork.
"You know, she got sick off
that mess of blackeye peas"?! she
continued.
That's God's curse on all of us
who suffer from weak kidneys-we
can't eat any dried lintels or cured
meats: too much potassium, you
know.
But, I'll take my chances with
a nice big Snickers bar!


SCHLEY KEMP'S suggestion,
that I have my wife make me some
"nutless" divinity won't work,
either.
Doesn't he know that my wife
has almost quit cooking? She
claims it's too much trouble to
cook for just two of us.
She has more "things" to cook
on, than she has ever had; still, it's
too much trouble to cook!
She has a new range-we had
to buy a new one two or three
months ago, and she had to have
the expensive model, with a glass
cook-top and everything- we have
a microwave oven, a toaster, a
small portable oven, a wood stove
and an outdoor gas operated grill.
No excuses.
So, you see, Schley, your sug-
gestion fell on relatively deaf ears.
My wife isn't going to make me any
divinity just to satisfy my sweet
tooth!

BUT, I'M TOUGH! I've
learned to get along without an


occasional candy bar fix.
I even eat [ugh] broccoli every
now and then, now. But I don't
over-do it, you understand!
So, I'll repeat my admonition
to my two or three fans out there:
"Don't bring me a stalk of broc-
coli!"
I'll "run" down to the store and
buy a stalk, if I get to craving
some.
I want to thank Beulah, Ear-
line and Schley, among others, for
their assistance and -suggestions
on making do.
You meant well, and if the sit-
uation was right, I might take one,
or the other, or all three sugges-
tions, and get this Snicker monkey
off my back.
Everything grows better, by
proportion, to its forced exclusion
from being available.


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history and more philosophy than I
could grasp-but apparently we
were sorely lacking in the Virtual
Distance category. I'm thinking
now I should have taken an eco-
nomics course!
I called Leon. I needed some
good sound brotherly advice. I
don't mind payirig for my son's
education-b:ut I don't aim to get
ripped off! Leon let me finish\the
whole spill, paused for a minute
and then said, "Virtual Distance
has to do with the Holy Land. It
measures exactly how far it is from
where Moses parted the Red Sea to
the walls of Jericho. It lays out the
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prepares for their service. Give him
the money and forget about it!"
Leon, as usual, didn't have a
clue. And, as always, he could
spend my money quicker and easi-
er than I could
You know what's going to hap-
pen here I'm going to be flipping
stations and run across the Travel
Channel where they're "taking you
"to one of those wonderful and.
exotic vacation spots in the
Caribbean or possibly the western
coast of Madagascar..... And there's
going to be Jess and Jessica stay-
ing at the Grand Hotel and cooling
it at the beach on my twenty-eight
hundred dollars!!!
If-I find that to be the case-I'll
show'em both something about
Virtual Distance that they will
never forget!
Ain't Sure About This One,
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He added that the new signs,
including, of course, the staples of
time and temperature should be in
place in six to seven weeks.
The merger is a strategic one
for BancTrust, which has existing
branches throughout south and
central Alabama, in addition to the
three area Wewahitchka State Bank
facilities, which BancTrust pur-
chased last year.
CommerceSouth, meanwhile,
owns and operates branches in
Eufaula, Montgomery and Prattville
in Alabama as well as Florida
offices in Destin, Santa Rosa
Beach, Grayton Beach, Panama
City Beach, Freeport and Lynn
Haven.
SThe bank has three more
branches in various stages of con-
struction, including offices in
Niceville and Crestview.
"(The merger) gives us pretty
good coverage from Destin to Port
St. Joe," Lamar noted.
And enhances and solidifies
BancTrust's presence in the Florida


Panhandle, as well as the adjacent
Alabama counties of Baldwin and
Mobile, an area which, when the
merger is complete, will boast some
45 percent of BancTrust's total
assets.
"We entered Northwest Florida
in 2002 and we believe our compa-
ny will benefit greatly from our
increased presence there," Lamar
said. "CommerceSouth has an out-
standing Florida franchise and has
been very successful in developing


the Panhandle and the eastern part
of Alabama.
"We are truly excited about the
prospects for the combined compa-
ny."
Under terms of the merger,
BancTrust will pay
CommerceSouth shareholders a
mix of cash and stock worth rough-
ly $25.50 per share. The cash to be
paid has been established at
$12.75 per share.
The number of BancTrust
shares to be issued will hinge on
the market value of the company's
stock at the time of the merger.
BancTrust and
CommerceSouth shares are both
traded on the NASDAQ Small Cap
Stock Market, their symbols BTFG
and COSO, respectively.


by Tiri Croft
The name will change soon out-
side of Wewahitchka State Bank's
three area offices.
The character of the bank, offi-
cials said, will remain the same.
Alabama-based BancTrust
Financial Group, parent company
of Wewahitchka State Bank,
announced this week a merger with
CommerceSouth Inc., which owns
banks in Alabama and Florida.
Once finalized, the merger, cur-
rently valued at $75 million, will
create Alabama's eighth-largest
bank holding company with 36
locations in southern Alabama and
Northwest Florida and assets of
over $1 billion.
"We feel there is an awful lot of
commonality" between southern
Alabama and the Florida
Panhandle, said W. Bibb Lamar Jr.,
president and CEO of BancTrust
Financial Group. "That also seems
to be a growth corridor.
"The merger is just a natural."
As the merger moves forward -
a definitive agreement is expected
in the next 30 days, with regulato-
ry and shareholder approval to be
sought subsequently -
Wewahitchka State Bank's three
branches, in Port St. Joe, Mexico
Beach and Wewahitchka, will hang
new monikers in the next several
weeks.
Each will henceforth fly the flag
of BankTrust of Florida.
That, Wewahitchka State Bank
president Bill Sumner, is about the
only telltale sign of the merger that
customers will notice.
"Only the name will change,"
Sumner said. "We'll have the same
personnel, the same customer serv-
ice."
As Rebecca Minto, marketing
officer for BankTrust pointed out,
"We have the same philosophy
(locally) we have in Mobile, it's a
family. People are not a number. All
our banks are community banks
and will continue to be."
If anything, Sumner and Lamar
said, the customer service should
be enhanced, particularly once the
merger is closed, which Lamar
hoped would be sometime in
November.
For6 starters, Wewahitchka
State Bank is already in; the
process"of converting to a different
data processing system, one
brought in as the parent company
grows.
"The system we are converting
to is a much more sophisticated
system than we have now, more up
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The smiles were as broad as
they were infectious.
No words required. Everything
that could be said was found in
pearly whites and swimming eyes.
Argene and Michael Ware gazed
proudly around their sparkling new
home on Avenue C last week,
.signed the papers, accepted the
keys and beamed.
Contagiously.
Their journey home was a
winding and unique one, populated
along the way with more heroes
than a Marvel comic, though .none
would readily seek a cape.
It began more than a year ago
and it is worth recounting if only to
understand those smiles, wide,
incandescent.
Argene and Michael are among
some 21 clients of the Gulf County
Association of Retarded Citizens,
which provides a host of services to
developmentally disabled adults.
Actually, clients is a misnomer.
After more than 25 years with ARC,
Argene and Michael are hardly sim-
ply clients.
'They have been with the pro-
gram so long they are part of the
family," said Diana Harrison, exec-
utive director of Gulf ARC.
Argene, 62, is among those
who. ae, for the most part, inde-
pendent. She has lived on the same
- plot of ground, purchased from a
relative, for two decades.
The challenge for Argene, her
32-year-old son and her support at
ARC is that the house that sat on
that plot of land was, to say the
least, ramshackle.
No carpeting. No air condition-
ing. Missing windows. Unhinged
doors. A roach hostel.
"We were trying everything to
keep it from coming down,"
Harrison said. -..
The front door opened into
Argene's bedroom. A small opening
led to Michael's bedroom, then onto
a kitchen and bathroom.
The folks at ARC wanted to, at
the least, provide the Wares with a
living space where they could sit.
and watch television together.
The idea was to enclose a
screen porch.
Sandy Quinn, who manages
ARC's group home, suggested,
however, that instead of band-aids,
they consider radical surgery,, a
makeover.
i i"h plated an idea with
Harrison.
Having worked through the
U.S. Department of Agnculture's
Rural Development office in
Marianna to finance the ARC group
home, Harrison believed Argene
and Michael surely must qualify or
help from Rural Development.
which among other programs. pro-
vides subsidized housing for the
needy.
She contacted Barbara Lee, a
community development manager
in the Marianna office and submit-
ted the application paperwork.
They needed help with the
downpayment, which Bo Williams
from the county was able to assist
with through the SHIP program.
Michael was added to the mort-
gage due to Argene's age if she
dies before Michael the house will
remain in his hands.
There were other hurdles this
is the government, after all but
diligence earns its due.
"We just wouldn't back down,"
said Judy Darna, community
inclusion specialist with ARC.
garrison added, "We knew it
- was the right thing to do;"
And after months of waiting,
early this year a letter arrived from
Lee.
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Darna chimed in, "We almost
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bank the payment brothers John
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were greeted to the Cheshire grins
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Local S.W.A.T. Goes up In Smoke Over State Budget Cuts


by Royce S. Rolstad, III
"Short and sweet, it's a dis-
grace."
Donna McCroan could scarcely
disguise her disappointment with
the Florida Legislature.
The executive director of the
county's Students Working Against
Tobacco (SWAT) program was jolted
last week when lawmakers slashed
all but $1 million from the Florida
Tobacco Control Program's annual
budget of $39 million.
The decision placed the entire
SWAT program, and its array of ini-
tiatives, in jeopardy-. More impor-
tantly to McCroan, the loss of rev-
enue means ahe local SWAT office,
operating out of the Health
Department, will close June 30.
That means those who work in the
SWAT office will officially be off the
Health Department's payroll effec-
tive June 30..
McCroan said she doesn't know
what she is going to do When the
office closes. "I would like to stay
on with the Health Department,"
McCroan said, "but I am not sure
what I will do."
SWAT, is an organization that
was created after the August 1997
$11.3 billion settlement the State of
Florida won against the tobacco
industry.
SWAT groups can be found in
many states around the country,
but now that cuts have been made
in the Florida program, there may
no longer be a SWAT program at
each school in Gulf County or any
other county in the state unless
funding is provided.
SWAT has been very active in
local schools, holding such pro-
grams as "Kick Butts Day," a day
which is used to inform high-school


and middle-school students about
the ill effects tobacco can have on
people. Not only have they been
active in schools, but also in the
community spreading the word at
local festivals to both students and
adults.
The hard work of SWAT does
seem to be paying off. Statistics
have shown that smoking has been
reduced in high-school and middle-
school students by over 50%.
McCroan said the students
have greatly benefited from this
program, but that is all gone now.
Gone are yearly trips to region-
al and state conventions which
taught leadership and public
speaking skills to students. Skills
which McCroan said will greatly
benefit them in their life. They are
"Quality skills they take with them,"
she added. These trips were funded
with $27,000 that the local SWAT
received each year from the state.
McCroan said students broad-
ened their horizons with these trips.
"It taught them how they can make
changes," McCroan stated. It
taught them to "Get out and fight
for what you believe in."
Andrew Lassiter, who is the
Gulf County state representative for
SWAT said they were getting ready
for next school-year, a time in
which they would have the most
energy they have had since starting
the local SWAT in 1998. Lassiter
continued by saying a new state ini-
tiative was about to get under way
for bringing on new members to the
SWAT team.
And though SWAT gave stu-
dents the platform to sway the deci-
sions of the legislature regarding
issues of tobacco and smoking
laws, their main focus has been to


inform the youth of Gulf County
about the hazards of tobacco use.
In July of 2000, the Gulf
County School Board passed a pol-
icy stating that no tobacco products
would be allowed on or in any dis-
trict-owned property or facility.
Victory came to SWAT in April
of 2001 when they swayed the Port
St. Joe City Commission to pass an
ordinance to restrict/prohibit the
use of tobacco products in all city
parks when in use by youth organ-
izations.
One area they have not been
successful in is getting a product
placement ordinance. This ordi-
nance is designed to keep tobacco
products out of the reach, of minors
in stores. McCroan said this was
one area they were going to fight for
this coming year, but now that her
office will be closing, that doesn't
seem possible.
And though Gulf County has
not been successful in getting an
ordinance passed, Mexico Beach
and Bay County have had better
luck in that area. With Bay County
added to the list, the number of
counties that have passed the ordi-
nance has risen to around 30.
McCroan said there is no way
to sustain the program without
funding. Now that the legislature
has slashed funding from $39 mil-
lion to $1 million, it seems there will
not be enough money to go around.
According to Gulf County SWAT
Chairman, Randy Myricks, Jr.,
SWAT is currently trying to get
sponsorship from the County
Commission, businesses along Reid
Avenue, and Duren's Piggly Wiggly.
They are also looking for local vol-
unteers to help in their fight.
"I think it would take about


$15,000 to $20,000 to continue
S.W.A.T.' [locally]," Myricks stated.
McCroan said she did speak
with some members of the local
SWAT program and said they are
shocked thai this governor would
do that to them.
"The state legislature has their
priorities out of line," Lassiter said,
"They are closing one of the most
important programs in Florida."
Myricks said the reason he
joined SWAT is because his mother
is a smoker and he wanted to make
a change.
"It's wrong for the state to take
away funding," Myricks added.
The one message McCroan
would like to send to the governor
and legislators is, "Please take care
of the kids.", She hopes they will
help do what they can to prevent
unnecessary health risks (smoking
and tobacco use) in the lives of
teens. She adds that the students
have been in control of this program
since it started and feels that if any-
one can save it, "The kids can."'
Though Lassiter sees this as a
sad end to a really good program,
he adds, "They can cut our feet out
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Donations Boost Mexico Beach Fire


and Emergency Department Funds


by Tim Croft
Each morning when they arrive
at the station, emergency person-
nel in Mexico Beach check the flag-
pole at the end of the 14th Street.
If the country's colors are fly-
ing, they go on about their day.
"If it's not, that's a warning
sign," said Chief Brad Hall of the
Department of Public Safety.
That neighborliness, that .ten-
der touch, was repaid in part last
week.
Paul. Kunel, a spry 80-some-
thing, donated $20,000 to the city's
fire department, providing funds
for equipment to the group of men
who look after him as if they were
kin.
The money will be used to pur-
chase new equipment, specifically
two self-contained air packs, noz-
zles and hand tools.
And to provide some perspec-
tive on Kunel's largesse, consider
that last year the fire department's
entire operating budget was just
over $57,000.
The budget for equipment
alone was a mere $8,000.
"It's huge," Hall said of Kunel's
donation. "You are looking at near-
ly 50 percent of the entire budget."
The personnel with the depart-
r ment of public safety have served
as part of a neighborhood watch
when it comes to Kunel.
They've responded to calls that
he had fallen, changed bandages
for him, aggressively pursued a
criminal case against the perpetra-
tor of a fraud against Kunel and
generally watched after the elderly
gentleman.
"If we don't see him walking his
dog, we check on him," Hall said.,
"We look every morning and check
if his American flag is up."
So, one day, Kunel asked Hall
if his department had any needs
Kunel could help with.
"They gave me a list and I
ignored it," Kunel said. "I gave them
the money and let them do the
shopping."
Kunel wasn't the only individ-
ual investing in the city's public
safety last week.
Local singer Carole Kelly was
on hand to inspect a piece of equip-
ment she had a hand in delivering.
Kelly was the featured enter-
tainment during last year's Art and
Wine Festival.


Law Enfc

Sheriff's Beat
May 27: Henry C. Bailey, 43, of
Port St. Joe, domestic battery, sale
of cocaine; John A. Faircloth, 25, of
Kinard, VOP-reckless driving; Todd
McAdams, 32, of Wewahitchka,
burglary.
May 28: Shawn Voyles, 22, of
Port St. Joe, fleeing and attempting
to elude, possession marijuana
DWLSR, DUI, possession para-
phernalia; James Jermie Henley,
24, Panama City, possession mari-
juana, possession drug parapher-
nalia, attaching tag not assigned;
Robin Bailey, 41, of Wewahitchka,
violation pretrial release; Steven
Branson, 40, Port St. Joe, battery;,
Joyce Scruggs, 41, of Port St. Joe,
battery.
May 29: Marie Foxworthy, 30,
of Wewahitchka, disorderly con-
duct, grand theft auto; Larry
Jackson, 51, of Port St. Joe, sale of
cocaine; Raymond Lane, 42, of


For a donation earmarked to
the city's emerging Emergency
Services, festival attendees could
receive a copy of Kelly's CD, At
Last.
The intended target: a new


automatic external defibrillator
(AED), used to shock a heart into a
proper rhythm.
They are, literally, life savers.
"They said they needed it,"
Kelly explained. Having worked


extensively in the medical field, "We
know how expensive these are. You
can't be without these.
"You have so many people com-
ing in from out of town and so
many things can happen in a beach
community."
Donations during the Art and
Wine Festival raised $1,694,
enough to purchase a new defibril-
lator.
'The AED was necessary for
the ESU," Hall said, explaining that
it doubled the number of. such
units in the department.


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Chief Brad Hall of the Department of Public Safety in Mexico Beach and
Mayor Kathy Kingsland receive a $20,000 donation earmarked for the city's
fire department from resident Paul Kunel.


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Local singer Carole Kelly, second from left, recently 'donated an automat-
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Mitchell Grainger (left), Chief Brad Hall and Mayor Kathy Kingsland. Money
for the AED was donated during last year'sArt and Wine Festival.


.rceme.lt Reports


Wewahitchka, VOP-aggravated
assault w/weapon; Mark A.
Palang, 23, of Mississippi, DWLSR.
May 30: Clark'Carither, 39, of
Wewahitchka, violation 'pretrial
release, abuse of elderly; Steven
Branson, 40, of Port St. Joe, VOP-
battery.
May 31: Vicki Layfield, 38, of
Callaway, violation pretrial release,
possession controlled substance,
introduction contraband correc-
tional facility.
June 1: Mary Baxter, 65, of
Wewahitchka, sale of alcohol to
person under 21; Marie Foxworthy,
30, of Wewahitchka, 'possession
marijuana, possession parapher-
nalia, -violation pretrial release;
Christopher M. Young, 25, of
Wewahitchka, DUI.

PSJ Police Beat
May 28: Greg L. Burkett, 43, of


Port St. Joe, arrested for operatingV 7 .
a vehicle with suspended license. fro 0 thrh
May 30: Terry Lynn Messer, frm 9:00 am. through 5:0 p.m
41, of Eastpoint, arrested for pos-
session of cannabis and drug para-
phernalia., a .. -
June 2: Jim Bernard Sims, 36, .
of Albany GA, arrested for posses- '-
sion of cannabis with intent to dis- :'" .
tribute and possession of more
than twenty grams of cannabis;
Marvin J. Canty, 28;, o Albany, GA, .
arrested for possession of cannabis ..
with intent to distribute, posses- S
sion of more than twenty grams of
cannabis, and introduction of con- ,1 3 l 0
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There's a new building going
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County line and it is going to send
a new flow of energy through the
two counties.
According to Teedy Nobles,
distribution field supervisor for the
Progress Energy Company, the
building that is under construc-
tion is going to be"a new base cen-
ter for Progress Energy.
It will house the line crew, the
engineering- department and the
fleet service for both Gulf and
Franklin counties. The staff of
Progress will also be housed at this
new central location.
Mike McDonald, customer
service manager for Progress said
by moving to the new location the
two counties will combine their
workforce and it will allow them to
shift personnel into the different


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Progress Energy purchased 30


Kilmer Comments


on Budget
State Representative Bev
Kilmer (R-Qunicy) has issued a
press release in which she recently
commented on the passage of the
state budget and the accomplish-
ments of the special session, which
ended May 27. Additionally, she
discussed the new funding the
Panhandle received in this year's
budget,
'The budget was a challenge
this year, but we were able to listen
to families from across the region
and craft a budget solution that
met our most basic needs and pro-
tected our most vulnerable," said
Kilmer. "Class size-reduction and
promoting teacher excellence,
expanded prescription drug dis-
counts, and keeping taxes low on
families were our top priorities."
"Continued funding of rural
solid waste management projects,
expansion of Highway 319 in
Wakulla County, and pay raises for
state employees were some of the
important is-susi to Tallahassee
anrcl siurrouriding areas that we
made sure were in the budget,"
added Kilmer.


Passage
State employees will receive a
2'.. pay raise to help \with the rising
costs of medical insurance. The
Panhandle Area Education
Consortium received $2 25 million
to continue its mission to train
teachers The rural hospital assis-
tance program \ill continue with
state funding from the budget.
And. the budget included $1 5 mil-
lion to expand Highway 319 from a
rv.o-lane to multi-lane road.
The Special Session also
included tackling other issues of
importance to voters in addition to
the budget.
During the Special Session
we were also able to implement the
otherr consented indoor smoking
ban and class-size reduction. woork-
er's compensation and auto insur-
ance reform. and election reform.
Kilmer stated. "In all. we \were still
able to pass Florida's largest budg-
et ever at $53.5 billion all without
,raising taxes or expanding gam-
bling." ",
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W\'hen Progress purchased the land
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Page 8A -e Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 5, 2003


Juvenile Justice Council Needs


Community Input and Participation


by Tim Croft
Formed nearly 10 years ago to
assist in addressing juvenile delin-
quency issues in the county, the
Juvenile Justice Council finds
itself struggling for the momentum
that spawned its existence.
Participation is flagging, with
several key representatives no
longer taking an active role in the
council.
The money earmarked for
juvenile delinquency programs in
the county, over which the council
held sway, has been eliminated.
And by fall, the council will
lose its second chairman in sever-
al years, with little indication con-
cerning who will snatch up the
torch.
In short, a panel created in
1994 has been, in less than a
decade, somewhat marginalized,
its mission eroded by the failure of
several local stakeholders to pro-


vide the required energy and
input, its chairman said.
"It can be frustrating," said
Don Washabaugh, chairman of the
county Juvenile .Justice Council
and, in large part, its engine. "I
enjoy the work but you get burned
out.
"We get good representation
from law enforcement. We are rep-
resented by DJJ (Department of
Juvenile Justice), SWAT (Students
Working Against Tobacco) and the
Health Department.
"But we do not have a repre-
sentative from the city. We don't
have a county representative. We
don't have someone from the State
Attorney's Office, and they work
with the kids. The Public Defender
is not participating."
Washabaugh added that while
the school district has representa-
Stion, none of the county's school
counselors, who work most closely


with at-risk children, participate,
even if at the basic level of attend-
ing the one-hour monthly meet-
ings.
Minority representation, he
continued, is also lacking, though
it has improved since Amy and
Raymond Rogers recently began
attending the monthly meetings
and offering input into concerns
and issues from North Port St.
Joe.
The county Juvenile Justice
Council was established as part of
the creation in 1994 ofthe DJJ.
By their very definition,
according to the DJJ, the local
councils there are 65 as well as
15 district boards aim "to ensure
broad community participation."
While the council's basic frame-
work is established by statute, it is
intended to bring to the table any
and all interested citizens.
Washabaugh rioted that every-
body, regardless of age, has a
stake in the council's work.
'"The kids in the community
affect this community and they
affect you," Washabaugh said..
"You live amidst the kids. If there
are problems with kids it affects
you, if affects your pocketbook."
The local councils are charged
with several functions, but boiled,
to its basics, the council "a
grassroots, volunteer organiza-
tion," Washabaugh noted is
essentially a clearinghouse.
"We come in there and if you
Shave a problem, if your agency has
a problem, it is put on the table,"
Washabaugh explained. "We don't
solve it, but we come up with some
ideas, a possible, solution.
"The council, members can
provide information. They provide
ideas. Solutions would be great,
but there are steps to get there
and a variety of ideas."
Which is why, in turn, that
broad and diverse participation in
the council is so critical to its suc-
cess.
"The fact is, some of these peo-
ple (who should be regulars on the
council) we never see them,"


Washabaugh said. "They don't
have that one hour a month?
"Participating shows your
interest in the community."
It's all interest, and little prin-
cipal for the council, which must
operate, essentially, without
income.
And since the $25 previously
coming out of a state trust fund for
disbursement to local programs
such as Teen Couit was eliminat-
ed, the council has virtually no say
over how dollars are spent on juve-
nile delinquency programs in the
county.
Washabaugh, who will step
down as chairman of the council
before the year is out, is charged
with setting meeting agendas,
advertising the meetings and tak-.
ing notes of the meetings, which
are held at the library in Port St.
Joe.'
He hand-delivers all meeting
notices, a chance to do some glad-
handling while notifying partici-
pants and stakeholding agencies
of the meetings.
"It's a labor of love and there is
some satisfaction," 'Washabaugh
said. 'There is goodwill, if you will,
but we have no budget."
What they need are folks inter-
ested in at-risk kids willing to sac-
rifice at least one hour a month;
on the .third Thursday of each
month.
Anyone wishing additional
information or to participate in the
Juvenile Justice Council can call
Washabaugh at 227-7340.


With the barbecue season offl-
cially kicked off, Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson reminded state residents
to follow a few good safety tips to
avoid turning a party into a trip to
sick bay.
"Everybody loves barbecue,
and with a little care, nothing will
mar the fun arid enjoyment of a
cookout with friends or family,"
Bronson; said. "But food safety
measures are particularly impor-
tant, especially this time of year
when temperatures are heating
up."
,Before you barbecue, make
certain to:
Clean and sanitize cooking,
equipment.
*Wash hands thoroughly with
soap and water before beginning
to prepare the food.
Keep raw food away from
cooked food to avoid cross-con-
tamination, and make sure that


raw meat juices never come in
contact with salads and vegeta-
bles. Moreover, use a different
plate or platter to carry the meat
off the grill than the one you used
to transport the raw meat.
While cooking, use a meat
thermometer to make sure that
the meat is sufficiently cooked.
Beef, lamb and pork should regis-
ter. an internal temperature of at
least 160 degrees while poultry
should be cooked at 185 degrees.
Food should be consumed as
soon as it is ready, and leftovers
should be refrigerated within two
hours of coming off the grill, or
coming- out of the refrigerator in
the case of salads.
Failing to adhere to food safe-'
ty tips can subject consumers to
any number of food-borne illness-
es, which, while rarely fatal, can
make one violently ill,. sometimes
for a number of days.


Gulf County
Health
Department
|Health Link


CHILD
SAFETY SEAT,
PROGRAM
(IS TOUR CHILD'S
CAR SEAT PROPER-
LT INSTALLED?)


The Gulf County Health Department has received
i a second year car seat grant from the Department of
S Transportation, under the direction ofAAA. Car seats continue to be
available for distribution. A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will
train parent(s)/caregiver(s) on seat belt. safety and proper child restraint
installation. Please schedule appointments through the front
desk of the PIort St. loe 122--1266 or \\e ahitchka 1039-
2644) Health Departmcnt.,.
1st and 3rd \\ednesda\s in Port St Joe
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, in \ewahitchka

Qualifications:
Parentss, caregnern must buckle up and see that all pas-
sengers are buckled up each time the\ ride in an automobile
(Bucklin up is the law' i

Parents I caregnenr must h'ae child presence IPregnant
moms cin receive cir seas i,
Parentisi. caregnenr -i must hase automobile present

Minimum charge of 1 00 )is requested per car seat
based on income

Appoinmment uill be scheduled in at least a 1 2-hcour
session
Car seats pre\louslp purchased or receded can be
checked for recalls or proper installation

Florida's Child Restraint Law
(All children under the age of 6 must be properly\
restrained no matter where che\ are sitting in the vehicle.
(Children through age 3 must be secured in a separate c -rn-
er or a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child safen seat
(For children aged 4 and 5 years, a separate carrier, in integrit
ed child safer seat, or a safen belt must be used
(Drivers are responsible for buckling up the child
(Penalty for violation in Gulf Couinr% s i-5 00.


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School District Still Trying To Figure Out State Budget


by Fim Croft
One day several years ago, in a
committee room in Tallahassee, a
then-state representative and for-
mer school teacher took the micro-
phone during a debate over an edu-
cation bill.
The content of the bill is forgot-
ten now; her words resonated.
She told lawmakers that dis-
trict school officials around the
state anxiously hold their breath
each spring as they wait to see how
the Florida Legislature would mess
up her words. were more colorful
and pointed the landscape.
Gulf district officials can relate
these days.
From budgets to high school
graduation to a reconstituted
Department of Education, the
actions taken in recent weeks in
Tallahassee are still being under-
stood by local school officials.
And so far, there's not a lot of
enthusiasm about what is known.

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Actually, district officials, fractur-
ing an old joke, might ask that any-
body take the numbers. Please.
The district will realize just
$339,427 in new money this year,
all but about $5,000 of it part of the
state's attempt to address the
voter-approved constitutional
amendment limiting class size.
The district will have some flex-
ibility in how it spends the class-
size money because it is already in
line with mandates for this year,
but to what extent has yet to be
determined.
In any case, the district
received a 3.02 percent increase
from the current fiscal year, well
below the statewide average -
skewed somewhat because of class-
size dollars of 6.35 percent.
That means another in a string
of tight budget years for the dis-
trict, particularly given rising costs
in areas such as insurance and
retirement pay.
"We'll get by, hopefully, by the
skin of our teeth," said Sissy
Worley, the district's financial offi-
cer.
One culprit is the continued
erosion of enrollment, which is pro-
jected to slip well below the 2,100
mark enrollment for the just-
completed 2002-2003 school year -
next year.
But the district wasn't helped
by other actions taken during the
final days of the recent special ses-
sion during which the budget was
crafted by lawmakers.
Some $9 million earmarked for
rural and less-populated counties
was takenaway and. a measure
that would have provided local dis-
tricts greater discretion in how they
spend certain funds was not


passed.
"Most of the news out of
Tallahassee has not been good,"
Superintendent Jerry Kelley said
last week.
Another area that has local
school officials in a state of limbo is
high school graduation.
As part of addressing class
size, lawmakers reduced the num-
ber of credits required for gradua-
tion from 24 to 18.
How that provision will be car-
ried out must still be interpreted by
the DOE, which has been some-
what slow, compared to previous
years, in disseminating information
about, and the impacts of, lawmak-
,ers' recent decisions.,
For example, the district still
did not have complete budget num-
bers, including language spelling
out how funds can be spent and
millage rates, on Tuesday, a week
after the budget was approved.
What concerns district officials
about the high school graduation is
what changes that could require of
local high schools.
Can the district maintain cur-
rent graduation ,requirements or
must it follow state dictates? How
will that affect block scheduling at
Port St. Joe, where a student could
conceivably be eligible for gradua-
tion in December of their junior
year?
"I'd hate to see us turn them
out at that age," said School Board
member Oscar Redd.
What will the new rules mean
for elective programs? AP pro-
grams?
The questions are as plentiful
as answers are lacking.
Compounding it al is that the
DOE has undergone a restructur-
ing, with new office names, con-


tacts and phone numbers.
As that long-gone lawmaker
once put it, the district is just hold-
ing its breath awaiting damage
assessments.
In business taken up Tuesday
during the regular monthly meeting
of the School Board and a subse-
quent workshop:
Board members were notified
that the external work on the larg-
er dome on the roof 6f Port St. Joe
High School is nearly complete.
June 12, next Thursday, was
established as the date for a special
meeting at which the main agenda
item will be consideration of the
renewal of annual contracts.
The meeting will begin ,at 9
a.m. ET.
Received a letter from Dr.
Elizabeth Curry, president of the
Gulf County Soccer Boosters, Inc.,
mapping out the broad strokes for
creating a soccer program at Port
St. Joe High School in the fall.
Curry wrote that the booster
club expects roughly 16 boys and
16 girls, who have been playing in a
local recreational program, to par-
ticipate in the high school soccer
program.
The boosters have also lined up
coaches and volunteers to assist in
the program, and the club has
committed to covering the costs of
the program in the "first few years."
There is still work to be done by
the club and the district, including
approval of coaches by the district
and complying with pertinent state
rules and regulations. concerning
creation of a new, and sanctioned,
athletics program.
"The work is ongoing to see
that this is accomplished," said
deputy superintendent Temple
Watson.


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National Safety Month is a reg-
istered trademark. of the National
Safety Council. The following infor-
mation is taken directly from their
public website at www.nsc.org.
Today safety is a way of life. Not
just on the job, but at home, in
public places, and on the road.
People should be taking personal
responsibility for their own safety,
.and. making plans to-keep their
famihes, communities, and work-
places safe.
With that in mind, welcome to
National Safety Month 2003.
During the four weeks of June, the
National Safety Council will provide
tips, 'articles, and information to
help everyone prepare; raise aware-
ness, and promote safety wherever
they are.
National Safety Month 2003
highlights the National Safety
Council's approach to prepared-
ness through (four words):
Knowledge-know the issues,
the risks and the responses.
Action-make plans, be pre-
pared to handle any emergency.
Dedication-be a role model,
make safety a priority.
Community-engage co-work-
ers, family and neighbors.
Visitors to the National Safety
Council's website can click on the
underlined links in each week for


information specific to that week's
target topic,
June 1-7 is Driving Safety
Week.. This week's topic is
Distracted Driving:
National Safety Month is
kicked off with a look at distracted
driving. Their goal this week is to
educate the public by providing
safety measures that will help
Amencans- avoid, traffic--accidents-
caused by driver inattention, cell
phone use, drowsy driving, and
other distractions.
Facts to Know
42,900 Americans died in
,2001 due to motor vehicle crashes.
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), some
form of driver distraction is a factor
in 20 to 30 percent of all automo-
bile crashes.
Falling asleep while driving is
responsible for 100,000. crashes,
40,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths
every year, according to NHTSA.
Something as simple as tun-
ing your radio or glancing away
from the road can cause an acci-
dent. Carelessness and inattention
cause more crashes than anything
else.
A recent NHTSA survey found
that nearly 75 percent of drivers
reported using their phone while


driving, and an estimated 60 per-
cent of cell phone use takes place
behind the wheel.
The NSC recommends these
steps:
It-only takes a second for an
accident to happen. Stay commit-
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wheel.
Avoid slowing down to "gawk"
at a crash or other-roadside activit ,-:
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Don't reach into the back
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open the glove compartment, clean
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-a Don't drive tired. Don't day-
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another driver when on a long trip.
Don't talk on a cell phone
while, driving. Wait' to get to the
destination, or pull over to the side
of the road before beginning a cell
phone conversation.
If you must use a cell phone,
use it safely: Avoid long social calls
and distracting or confrontational
conversations.
Position the phone within
easy -reach.
Don't answer or use a phone
when driving in hazardous condi-
tions.
Always stay aware of what is
going on all around the vehicle.


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Beginning this month, Florida
hunters will see the state's wildlife
management area (WMA) system
has been revamped.
Earlier this year the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) eliminated both
the Type I and II designations for
open public hunting lands. Now,
public lands are simply referred to
as WMAs. With the exception of a
handful of recreational use areas


and several military bases, includ-
ing Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB),
Eglin AFB and Avon Park Bombing
Range, public hunting lands will be
open to those who purchase a $25
WMA permit.
In Northwest Florida changes
to the WMA system particularly
affect those who traditionally hunt
Econfina Creek and Yellow River
Water Management District lands.
Both areas, along with other


"Kid's Win"


certificates from various local busi-
nesses, plus a little black-and-
white television.
At last year's tournament Clay
Raffield, who took home the top
prize in one division said, "It was a
lot of fun."
Though it is a small town fish-
ing tournament, it is being spon-
sored by a big-name company.
Coca-Cola will sponsor this year's
tournament.'
On Friday, June 6 the
Captain's Meeting will be held at
the Port St. Joe Marina beginning
at 6 p.m. ET with the rules and


regulations being, explained to
those in attendance.
The real fun will begin at 6
a.m. ET Saturday morning when
the tournament kicks off. The day
will be filled with lots of fun and
the weigh-in ceremony is being
held at 4 p.m. ET.
There will be an awards cere-
mony held at 6 p.m. ET with
Florida Outdoor Adventures' Jim
Wilson on hand to present the tro-
phies, tackle boxes and all the
other goodies to the winners.
Now that school is out and
summer has arrived, what better


Changes
Northwest Florida Water
Management District (NWFWMD)
lands open to hunting, are now
WMAs requiring quota permits the
first 13 days of the hunting season.
In the past separate fishing
permits were also. required on
NWFWMD lands but beginning
July 1 a regular fishing license will
suffice.
The quota hunt application
period began June 1.


(From Page 1)
way to get it started than by spend-
ing a day fishing? For youngsters
who are looking for a place to have
some fun on Saturday, the place to
be is the Port St. Joe Marina.
The entry fee is $25.00 and
registration will end at the June 6
Captain's Meeting. Any junior
angler can be signed up by attend-
ing the Captain's Meeting or by
stopping by the marina with a par-
ent or guardian. For more informa-
tion contact the St. Joe Marina at
227-9393.

Summer Track
Meets at PSJHS
Open to Kids of
All Ages
Thursday track meets will be
held at the Port St. Joe High
School track beginning June 5 at
7:15 p.m. These,meets are open to
all school age children and will
include long jump, 60 meter dash,
100 meter dash and 200 meter
dash.
To be eligible to participate,
each athlete must have a registra-
tion form completed and signed by
a parent or guardian. These forms
will be available at the track on
Thursday. Tentative dates for the
meets are June 5, 12, 19, 26 and
July 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Tyndall
Spearfishing
Tournament
The Tyndall Dive Flight, in
conjunction with Tyndall's Beacon
Beach Marina Club, is sponsoring
tle 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 pub-
lic, 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
871-4946.


to WMAs
Billy Sermons, the FWC's
regional wildlife biologist, said
hunters will notice several changes
to WMAs this season. On the
Econflna Creek WMA the Mobility
Impaired hunt area has been relo-
cated to south of Highway 388.
The "Cat Creek" area, formerly a
portion of the Mobility Impaired
hunt area, will be open to hunters
who obtain a quota hunt permit.
Elsewhere on Econfma Creek, the
2,000-acre Fitzhugh Carter tract is
a recent addition and is located
west of Highway 77 near
Greenhead. The Fitzhugh Carter
tract will be open only to those
hunters with a quota permit..
Other WMA changes involve
Robert Brent, which will drop from
45,300 to 9,869 acres and become
a recreational'use area; Ed Ball
WMA, which was dropped as a
WMA at the 'request of St. Joe
Timber Company, the landowner;
and Flint Rock WMA which is a
recreational use area, will drop
from 28,002 to 25,000 acres.
WMA brochures and quota
permit applications are available
from tax collectors or their sub-
agents.


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Carrabelle's Timber Island
Yacht Club (TIYC) announces the
dates for this year's Youth Fishing
Class and Youth Fishing
Tournament, open to children from
7 through 15 years:
The Sixth Annual Youth
Fishing'Class will take place on
July 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. The Club will host the Ninth
Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
on July 12th, starting at 7:30 a.m.
The Saunders family again has
generously offered to host both
'events held at Pirate's Landing
Marina on Timber Island in
Carrabelle.
During the fishing class, chil-
dren will learn all about boating


safety, regulations, knot, tying,
baits and casting.
.In the TIYC Ninth Annual
Youth Fishing Tournament, partic-
ipants compete in seven categories;
each entrant receives a t-shirt and
trophy and the three winners in
each category will be presented
with a trophy and a prize.
Refreshments will be served at both
events.
TIYC is committed to enhanc-
ing the lives of the youth of
Franklin County and raising funds
for scholarships. Other TIYC events
include the King Fish Tournament
in May and the popular 'Boat
Parade of Lights' in December.


Sports Camps at GCCC


The Wellness and Athletics
Division of Gulf Coast Community
College will make available the fol-
lowing sports camps for the sum-
mer:
Boys Basketball Camps, June
2-4, grades.6-12; July 14-16,
grades 3-8. For more information
call 872-3235.
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more information call: 913-3277.
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Dream Home


from page 4


Harrison said of work undertaken
by C.R. Smith]
The folks at ARC moved the
Wares' belongings into a storage
shed, Michael moved into the group
home and Argene went to live with a
sister.
The old house came down. It
was mid-March. The Watson
Brothers and their subcontractors,
the same ones who erect those fancy
digs on Cape San Bias, took up the
hammer.
Argene, this woman who had so
little save big dreams, ,was a non-
ticket-paying spectator, a near-con-
stant, though silent, presence.
"She would get a bucket and
come down and sit and watch for
hours," Harri on said. "She wouldn't
talk. She'd jukt watch."
Finally, last week, after
Harrison and her boyfriend had laid
the tile to complete the interior


work, the spanking new blue two-
bedroom home was complete.
The punch list hadn't been com-
pleted, but the ARC folks, with a
nudge from Argene, moved her
belongings back in anyway.
Nearly all new furniture -
Argene had secured an account with
Badcock was put in place.
The contractors still weren't
quite ready to turn the house over,
yet, but Argene was ready to move
in.
Power or not. Punch list or not.
Last Tuesday, the power still
hadn't been connected. Argene,
though, had quickly pulled a night-
gown from her suitcase.
After all, she told Darna and
Harrison, she had a flashlight. She'd
be just fine, Argene told Harrison.
"This was like going from hell to
heaven for her, and that is no exag-
geration," Harrison said.


Recalling the scene, the joy
etched in Argene's face, Harrison
battled her own emotions, her eyes
welling.
'This is the first time we've done
something like that," Harrison said,
her voice briefly wavering. "You don't
know how proud we are. There is a
mindset that they are inadequate as-
people, so who cares if they are liv-
ing inadequately.
"This is one of the main things
I've done that I'm most proud of."
The finishing touches to the
burnished lot on Avenue C will be
completed in the coming weeks as
Ground Works completes the land-
scaping, a donation of manager
Gerald Alcorn, tossed in with the
palm tree Argene won.
And last Thursday, Michael and
Argene were greeting visitors inside
their spacious new living room.
Lee arrived from Marianna with


the paperwork and the pens readied
for the dotted line.
"This is very rewarding," Lee
said. "This is one of the most
rewarding parts of my job.
"We help a lot of families be able
to afford homes that they wouldn't
be able to afford. We are just real
excited for (Argene and Michael)."
Finally, Argene and Michael
were handed the keys. They had had
waited, and dreamed, of this day a
day which seemed so implausible,
at best, just 14 months ago.
Michael and Argene. didn't even
bother putting words to emotions.
Words were woefully inadequate, in
any case.
So, they just smiled.
There will be a house warming
for thee Wares at their new home
from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.
All friends are invited.


Barbara Lee, of the USDA rural development program in Marianna, pro-
vides the contracts and Michael and Argene Ware the signatures as the
Wares seal the deal on their new home on Avenue C.


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe is seeking bids for four
(4) pairs of doors and frames for the Centennial
Building. Bid packages are available at City Hall.
Bids should be returned by Monday, June 16
and bids will be opened Tuesday, June 17, at
regular Commission Meeting.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003
REQUEST FOR BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe is requesting bids to re-
roof the Washington Gym. Bid packages are
available at City Hall. Bids should be returned
by Monday, June 16 and bids will be opened
Tuesday, June 17, at regular Commission
Meeting.
Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003'.
S NOTICE OF SEALED BID'
The City of Port St. Joe is-accepting sealed bids.
for the following vehicle:
1972 GMC 6500 Boom Truck
(Bid forms available at Fuiltii jW V rrks)
Vehicle may be viewed A't F-ulIc Works 1002
Tenth Street, Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. Sealed bids should be returned to City Hall
by Monday June 16 and bids will be opened
Tuesday, June 17, at regular Commission
Meeting.
Pauline Pendarvis
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Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003
REQUEST FOR BIDS
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repairs to the compactor roof. Bid packages are
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Marina--


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and, potentially, for extending the
sewer beyond Presnell's.
The next step is for numbers to


sites with full hook-ups and a boat
ramp doubled in size.
And the top floor of the main


Presnell also hopes to ultimate-
ly add a hunting preserve to the
complex.


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Architect's rendering of Building A of the four-building complex which will line the shore of St. Joseph Bay when
completed in 2005.


be crunched and grant applica-
tions, typically lengthy, detailed
affairs, to be hammered out.
The Presnell project would cre-
ate an array of mixed-use space on
the 6-7 acres bayside at the mari-
na, with another 11 or so acres on
the other side of State 30A used
primarily for parking.
Bayside development would
include a 10,500 square foot main
building, located behind the cur-
rent store.
A marina store (3,000 square
feet), leased space (1,200 square
feet) and a 4,800 square foot
restaurant will be anchors.
"None of them are slam dunks
alone but put together they are
complimentary," Presnell said.
A motel building will include
60-65 rooms and one-bedroom
suites. .
Toss in a marina designed for
49 slips, 22 recreational vehicle

Hats Off to Kids'

Summer Reading

Program at Gulf

Library
S Kids looking for something
special to fill their vacation time
should visit the Port St. Joe
Library for fun and excitement on
Tuesday through July 8.
Organizers are inviting chil-
dren of kindergarten age through
4th grade to join the library mascot
Flyp and his friends as they try on
all sorts of hats-Uncle Sam's top
' hat, a chefs hat; a cowboy hat, a
magician's top hat, and a jester's
cap. Kids can share stories, crafts,
music and poetry with other kids.
Special guests are scheduled for
each Tuesday.
The program is free, and
refreshments will be served. Call or
visit the library for more informa-
tion. Flyp says, "Hats off to read-
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building will include a lodge room,
game room and laundry, as well as
conferencing space for as many as
200-250 people.
Walkways will thread the build-
ings together, an indoor/outdoor
pool, gazebo and playground
behind the main building expand-
ing the recreational opportunities.
"The bar is raising," Presnell
said. "We think we have enough to
make it a year-round destination.
You want to have plenty of ameni-
ties, things for people to do and
place for them to relax.
"This is something for every-
body. Summer is a no-brainer.
What we're concentrating on is
things for the shoulder months and
winter."
Presnell added that while the
retail space and restaurant will be
leased, he will have considerable
input as to the product offered
across the facility.
That, he said, is essential to
marketing vacation and business
travel packages to the marina.
"We are going to market it like
it was allone owner," Presnell said.
"I've got a lot of marketing ideas."


The county has already given


Architect's rendering of Building
C of the complex to be built at
Presnell's Marina.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The
public hearing will be held in the BOCC Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to dis-
cuss and act on the following:

Final Plat Approval-South Lagoon Subdivision-
Parcel ID #3169--550R-A 9 unit minor subdivi-
sion subject to all regulations required by Gulf
County.

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

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


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Kevin Presnell outlines a proposed project for the renovation of his marina at Simmons Bayou to a conclave of
representatives from local and state agencies during a Tuesday meeting to discuss permitting for.the project.


Public Notice

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, June
17,2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, June 24,
2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to
discuss and act on the following:

Preliminary Plat Approval Sand Pines Estates Charles Costin Parcel ID #3814-010R- 45.317 acres in
Section 4, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County Florida a proposed 32 unit subdivision subject to
all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval The Reservation Greg Waddell- Parcel ID #3187-001R & #3187-002R 5.79
acres in Section 21, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County Florida a 17 unit subdivision subject to
all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Variance Leslie & Tom Allen -Parcel ID #3144-OOOR Lot 5, Block E, MoneyBayou Subdivision Section
19, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida encroachment into road setback on Money
Bayou Drive.

Final Plat Approval EdgeWater Subdivision Greg Waddell Parcel ID #3976-00R & #3973-00R- 2.88
acres in Section 5, Township 7 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 11 unit subdivision
subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval- East Bay Subdivision Ton Gibson & William J. Rish, Jr.'- Parcel ID #0339-015R,
#0339-025R 57.94 acres in Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 4lunit
subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval The Cottages at Indian Simmer Richard Parvey Parcel ID #3185-003R, 3186-000R -
21.3 acres in Section 20, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida- a 20 unit subdivision
development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI

Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update

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

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


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same people often don't know is
that private land is of critical
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percent of the U.S. (more than 900
million acres) is privately owned
cropland, pastureland and range-
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'The bottom line is that the
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Conservation Programs. "We have
to properly manage habitat where
we find it, and, in many cases, that
land is privately owned by'corpora-
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In an effort to help private
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Resources Conservation Service
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help provide more opportunities for
landowners to learn about proper
land management.
"Wildlife is* a very important
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landowners -meet specific habitat
requirements for wildlife and we
look forward to partnering with the
NWTF in conserving more wild
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The NRCS has a track record of
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According to Kennamer, 'There
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It was only fitting for the
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corporate landowners who actively'
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agement and our North American
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'This is a major step in spread-
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and the NRCS to communicate
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ences to provide information and
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To learn more about the MOU
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Ask Yourself If You Are Prepared for End of Life Care


"If you love your family, you
will do this!" may be the strongest
statement made in support of
advance directives. "Living Wills
are not just senior citizen issues.
Death comes to all ages," says
Linda Driggers, Co-founder of
Florida Registry & Living Will
Registry of America. Living Wills,
Health Care Surrogates, and Do
Not Resuscitate Orders are legal
documents signed in advance to
-state one's wishes concerning life
support.
At a time in history when there
is so much going on in our world
and in our lives that we can not
control, now is the time to step up
and control those areas of our lives
that we can control. Being placed
on life support when there is no
hope for recovery is emotionally
and financially devastating for your
family.,
If the time comes when two
physicians state that to the best of


their medical knowledge there is no
reasonable medical probability for
recovery and you do not want to be
placed on life support, your wishes
must be in writing, immediately
available, and always up to date.
Will you be placed on life sup-
port because you are forcing family
members to make decisions for you
that they may not be able to make?
Hospitals state that 80% of the
time patients who do not have their
wishes in writing are placed on life
support. It is a very emotional time.
Family members may feel they are
killing you if they do not place you
on life support.
Hospitals also state that over
50% of the time Living Wills are
never found when they are needed.
While you can obtain Living Will
forms from a number of places,
including attorneys, doctors, hos-
pitals and office supply stores,
signing a living will may not be
enough. Attorneys are not in their


office at 3 a.m. You may be taken to
a hospital that does not have your
records. Your doctor may not be
available in an emergency in the
middle of the night. Papers are lost
and misplaced.
Paramedics CAN NOT honor
living wills! What happens when
911 is called? Florida Registry has
the answer.
With law changes in 8 out of
the last 12 years in Florida, it
becomes even more important to
make sure that your Living Will is
up to date.
Founded in '1988, Florida
Registry & Living Will Registry of
America is a non-profit information
and registration center for
advanced directives. After conduct-
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nars and listening to the public for
so many years, Florida Registry
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forms and a speaker for any group,
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of Florida. The presentation is
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the answers to the above questions
as well as current law changes.
Living Will forms are provided and
completed at each meeting at no
charge.
Registration, which guarantees
the Living Will is immediately avail-
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living wills can be accessed 24
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Registrants receive a newsletter
each year and new form each time
law changes require them.
To obtain a speaker for your
group or to order forms, call 1-800-
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Petersburg, FL 33731. Living Will
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Summer Shrimp Serving Suggestions


Shrimp is the most popular
and valuable seafood in the United
States and hundreds of species are
harvested from freshwater and salt-
water. There are four species of
commercial value shrimp in the
Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
waters. They are categorized by
four major colors: brown shrimp
(Penaeus aztecus), pink shrimp
(Penaeus duorarum), white shrimp
(Penaeus setiferus) and royal red
shrimp (Pleoticus robustus or
Hymenopenaeus robus-
tus). The majority of the
shrimp harvested in
Florida are the
pink species.
Shrimp are
decapod crus-
tacean charac- "
terized by five \ -
pairs of legs, '
often with small pin-
cers on the end. The first
three pairs are used for
walking. They have large,
well-developed eyes, large
swimmerets, and long
antennae.
Pink shrimp found along the
Atlantic coast are usually brown;
those found along the northern
Gulf coast are often lemon-yellow;
and those found in the Florida
Tortugas are pink. White shrimp
are grayish-white with a green, red
or blue tinge on the tail and legs.
Royal red shrimp are usually deep
red but are sometimes grayish
pink.
Most shrimp spawn offshore in
deep water from. early spring
through early fall. Young shrimp
are carried by currents into coastal
estuaries to. mature. In Florida,
shrimp are harvested with trawls
which are cone-shaped nets towed
along the bottom in waters near
shore. Turtle excluder devices
(TEDS) and by-catch reduction
devices (BRDS) are used, as
required by law, to minimize the
capture of non-target marine tur-
tles and fish.
Shrimp are sized and sold by
count (number of shrimp per
pound) either whole or headless.'
For example, headless ,shrimp of
16-20 count means there are 16 to
20 headless shrimp per pound.
Counts for headless shrimp range
from under 10 (the largest shrimp)
to 300-500 (the smallest).
Shrimp are available in a vari-
ety of fresh or frozen product forms.
The most common form is "green
headless" (raw, head-off, shell-on).


"Peeled shrimp" (shell removed) are
sold in a variety of forms including
"PUD" (peeled undeveined), "P&D"
(peeled and deveined) and 'Tail-on"
(peeled with the tail fin and adja-
cent shell segment left on)..
Individually quick frozen (IQF)
cooked shrimp products are avail-
able in a variety of product forms:
breaded and unbreaded.
Shrimp are an excellent source
o f


high-
S quality pro-
Stein and are
low in fat. Shrimp are
easily prepared by
the following methods: boiled,
broiled, baked, grilled or fried.
Store fresh shrimp in the refrigera-
tor at 32-38 degrees F and use
within two days or store in freezer
at 0 degree F and use within six
months. Thaw shrimp in the refrig-
erator or under cold running water.
Approximate nutritional values
for 4 ounces (114 grams) of raw,
edible portion: calories-120; calo-
ries from fat-15; total fat-1.5
grams; saturated;fat-0 gram; cho-
lesterol-155 milligrams; sodium-
170 milligrams; total carbohy-,
drate-0 gram; protein-23 grams;
calcium-6% DV (daily value);
iron-8% DV.
Honey Grilled Shrimp
1 1/2 pounds Florida shrimp,
peeled and deveined
1 cup Florida lime juice-
1/2 cup Florida honey
1 teaspoon white pepper
Thread' shrimp evenly on wood-
en skewers. Combine remaining
ingredients and brush on both.
sides of shrimp. Place shrimp on
grill, 4 to 6 inches above coals that
have lost their flame, have a red
glow and a thin layer of white ash.
Grill 2-3 minutes, then baste top
sides with honey mixture. Turn


shrimp and grill an additional 2 to
3 minutes, or until shrimp are
opaque. Makes 4 servings.
Santa Rosa Shrimp
1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp,
peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
non-stick cooking spray
2 cups fresh whole kernels
corn
1 cup chopped green pep-
pers
1 cup chopped red pep-
pers
.1/2 cup chopped
onion
1 large toma-
to, cut in 8
pieces
Dr a1in
shrimp of all
excess water and
pat dry with
paper towels. In
large mixing bowl combine shrimp,
garlic, lime juice, thyme, salt and
white pepper; mix well. Lightly oil
large skillet with cooking spray and
cook shrimp on medium high-heat
for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occa-
sionally. Remove shrimp from skil-
let; set aside. In same skillet add
corn, peppers and onion; cook on
medium until corn is tender. Add
shrimp and tomatoes to skillet and
cook until shrimp are opaque in the
center.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving:
calories 200, calories from fat 25,
total fat 2g, saturated fat Og, cho-
lesterol 175 mg, total carbohy-
dratel9g, protein 25g.
Shrimp and Sweet Corn Saute
1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled
and deveined
2 tablespoons butter
-1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup sliced celery
3 cups cooked sweet corn ker-
nels
S2 tablespoons finely chopped
fresh sage
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
Heat butter in large skillet on
medium-high. Add pepper and cel-
ery and cook until tender. Add corn
and mix well until heated. Add
shrimp to skillet mixing; heat for
about 2 minutes'. Add sage and
salt. Stir mixture gently for 1
minute. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings as a side dish.
Per serving: calories 205, calories
from fat 54, total fat 6g, saturated
fat 3g, cholesterol 158 mg, total
carbohydrate 22g, protein 19g.
Florida Simmered Shrimp
11 1/2-ounce bag of prepared


shrimp boil
1 onion, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 clove garlic, sliced
2 teaspoons salt
2 quarts water
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and
deveined
Combine all ingredients, except
shrimp, in a 4-quart saucepan.
Cover and bring to a boil on high
heat. Add shrimp, reduce heat to
medium high, cover and stir occa-
sionally 6 to 8 minutes, or until the
largest shrimp is opaque through-
out. Drain, chill and serve with
favorite dipping sauce.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving:
calories 255, calories from fat 36,
total fat 4g, saturated fat .75g, cho-


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Boys Club -Focuses on


Positive Role Models


Boys II Men Boys' Club is a
local nonprofit organization found-
ed by Freddie Lewis, Curtis Ray
and Sidney Harris. This club for
boys ages 5 through 13 is designed
to provide its members, with a
sense of self worth.
This much needed association
will provide organized activities for
boys with adult males as positive
role models. The goals, of the club
include developing members' social
skills and encouraging in them a
sense of pride and the growth of
self esteem. Mentors will help the
boys develop a responsible concept
of what a mature male should be,'
and help them understand the con-
sequences of drugs, violence, pre-
marital sex and other types of
undesirable behavior. The purpose
is to motivate boys to pursue their
dreams, teach them peer resistance
and increase their confidence in
the ability to learn, all the while
helping them to discover a sense of
purpose in life.
-Organized activities are
planned for the entire summer.
Meetings with successful male fig-


ures of the community as guest
speakers are scheduled. A visiting
Department of Corrections supervi-
sor will give an informative speech
about the prison system. Ministers
and pastors from the community
will speak to enlighten the group
about God's role in their lives. The
club will visit nursing homes to
learn to help the elderly. Fun out-
ings such as bowling and a dance
are planned, and the boys will par-
ticipate in fundraising with a car
wash. T-shirts will be ordered for
members. A Father's Day celebra-
tion is planned for Sunday, June
15.
The club's next meeting will be
at the WIG Center at 5:30 p.m. on
Friday, June 6, when the guest
speaker will be Kevin Rouse. There
is another meeting scheduled for
Friday, June 13, also at the WIG
Center at 5:30 p.m. To join or for
informations call Freddie Lewis at
850-227-7499 or attend one of the
meetings. All boys ages 5 through
13 are invited and encouraged to
attend. Boys II Men club brings to
the area a promising alternative for
boys this summer.


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NICHOLAS COMFORTER

Nicholas Comforter Inducted

As National Collegiate Scholar


Nicholas W. Comforter of,,Port
.St. Joe accepted membership in
the National Society of Collegiate
Scholars and will be honored dur-
ing a campus ceremony this fall at
Florida State University.
The National Society ,of
Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a
highly selective, national, non-prof-
it honors organization. Founded in
1994, NSCS recognizes first and
second year undergraduate stu-
dents who excel academically.
SThe Society was established on
the principle that with scholarship
comes a responsibility to develop
leadership and a duty to perform
service.
"NSCS provides the opportuni-
ty for students like Nicholas to be
recognized' for their outstanding
academic accomplishments early
in their college experience," said
Steve Loflin, NSCS Executive
Director. "Nicholas will also have
the opportunity to join other high


achieving college students in devel-
oping leadership skills and a sense
of civic responsibility."
,Nicholas, the son of Rocky and
Ann Comforter, is a 2001 graduate
of Port St. Joe High School, and is-
currently a Junior at Florida State.
University. Nick is majoring in cul-
tural anthropology and .physics
and will be a third year member of
the Marching Chiefs in the fall.
Current plans after graduation
include attending graduate school
and majoring in physics.
SThe induction convocation for
Florida State University.will be held
on campus, early in the fall term.
Among the Honorary Board of
Regents of NSCS are William J.
Crowe, Jr., Admiral of the US Navy;
Maya Angelou, Wake Forest
University; Walter Cronkite, CBS
News; Frederico F. Pena, U.S.
Secretary of Energy and Transpor-
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Bald Point State Park Gains 2,851 Acres

St. Joe Company Conveyance Triples Park Size to Over 4,000 Acres


By: Laurel Newman
Bald Point State Park in
Franklin County has now tripled in
size, thanks to the joint efforts of the
Department of Environmental
Protection, the Nature Conservancy,
various other environmental groups
and government agencies, and the
St. Joe Company.
On Wednesday, May 21, the St.
Joe company ceremonially conveyed
the 2,851 acres of coastal pine flat-
lands, scrub forest, grasslands,
lakes and bayous for permanent
preservation as an addition to the
state park, increasing the park's
area to over 4,000 acres.
The conveyance ceremony was
conducted on the park grounds, at


County," she said. "I remember
coming here to go mullet fishing
when I was a youngster, and I am so
glad that this beautiful place will be
preserved for the enjoyment of new
generations of Franklin County res-
idents and visitors. It's especially
important to note that in these days
of continued development pressure,
our valuable resources are being
protected."
Buzzett then introduced "the
honorable David Struhs, Secretary
of the Department of Environmental
Protection," who took the podium
and began, "No one has ever called
me by the title 'honorable' before,"
which earned him a laugh from the
audience of about 100 people who


Apalachee Ecological Conservancy
(APECO), and Link Barnett, of the
Alligator- Point Taxpayers
Association (APTA), the guests
began forming a line in the dunes
for the tempting buffet, possibly gal-
vanized into action when Chef Eddie
was heard to call to his staff, "Get
some tops over here for these oys-
ters Rockefeller, and a separate
platter for the rare prime rib!"


In addition to those delicacies,
the buffet selection offered a low-
country boil with Gulf shrimp the
size of bananas, a wickedly perfect
seafood gumbo, and Cajun crab-
stuffed oyster, as well as luscious
salads and seafood seviche in vinai-
grette.
The occasion segued inevitably
into a good old-fashioned sit-down
feast, with local politicians, environ-
mental interests, park rangers, St.


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to-elbow enjoying the beautiful sur- music.
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it juts into the hay, complete with a
fine surf-and-turf lunch buffet pro- ,
vided by Apalachicola's Chef Eddie
and staff from the Magnolia Grill,
and bluegrass music in the back-
ground, which blended nicely with
the soft breeze through the bayou
grasses and the chirps of frogs all
around. I
St. Joe Company Director of
Special Projects Billy Buzzett did the
master of ceremonies duty, and
opened the proceedings by offering
the apologies of Rep. Will Kendrick
(D-Carrabelle) who was unable to
attend, and introducing Kendrick's
stand-in, Franklin County
Commission Chairman Cheryl
Sanders.
'This is a great day for Franklin'


turned out for the event.
Struhs noted in his remarks
that in his many conversations with
the governor, the status of the
state's parks was always a topic of
discussion. "The preservation of our',
state's resources is always of impor-
tance, and an occasion like this is
especially gratifying, because we
know that now the management of
these beautiful lands will be in the
hands of the Florida State Parks
Service, and management is key to'
preservation and protection.
"These lands are especially,
valuable," he continued, "because
they are home to so many of our
state's endangered species; the
Florida black bear, ospreys and
hawks, bald eagles, to name a few.
And the pristine beaches are sea
turtle nesting sites that we can now
be confident will be protected in per-
petuity."
Sl..: Jie. Company's ExecutIet' ,'.
Vice-President Bob Rhodes said,
"We are delighted that, we could
facilitate this addition to Bald Pont,.
which already enables thousands of
people each year to enjoy the beau-
ty and serenity of nature. Respect
for these natural treasures. one of
our guiding principles, so we are
proud to participate in this unique
conservation partnership. We know,
that in the long run, the St. Joe
Company will truly succeed only if
our children and grandchildren are
'able to enjoy these same*'elements of': ,
nature that we enjoy here today."
After brief appreciatory speech-
es by'." Paul, ,Jbhrison, .' of the


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First Baptist
The Brotherhood of First
Baptist Church of Port St. Joe will
present a gospel sing on Saturday,
June 7 at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist
Church. This celebration time is to
thank God for allowing our broth-
erhood to be of service to the needs
of others through Jesus our Lord.
Musicians will include:
Jennifer Parker, a great young tal-
ent, who is just in the beginning of
a blessed career; Josh Taylor from
Eastaboga, Alabama, a super tal-
ent who shares his time working
with the youth of his church; Mary
Lou Cumbie, a wonderful local tal-


Westside Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka would like to invite
all boys and girls from the age of 5
years old through the 6th grade to
attend their afternoon Vacation
Bible School.
The Bible School will begin on
Monday, June 16th and go through
Friday, June 20th from 1:00 p.m.
until 3:30 p.m. each afternoon.
This year the theme will be
'The Jesus Expedition -'Exploring
the Miracles Of Jesus". Each day
as the boys and girls explore the


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different sites, they will be discov-
ering the miracle of Jesus. The
sites to be explored are the Pacific
Ocean, Mount Everest, the
Brazilian Jungle, the Egyptian
Desert, and Antarctica.
Westside Baptist Church
invites all boys and girls to come
and be part of this great expedition.
The church is located at 842 W.
River Road. For more information,
call the church office at 639-5719.


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% Q:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11ia.m'. CST "


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

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST: JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Surnday School
9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00



First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
As,. Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
.. Morning Worship Service .8:30& 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. ............ 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... .. 6:30 pm
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Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor


229-6707


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


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BAPTIP T 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
Pot 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. Joe
(850) 229-8111


Brotherhood Sponsoring Gospel Sing
ent we never get enough of, who
blesses us every time she sings;
Wanda Bailey, a gifted songwriter ;
and singer, who will be singing solo .
as well as with Mary Lou; and "
Daystar, the area's own Southern
Gospel group as talented as any I .
around. "
The congregation invites the *' "''.
community to come and celebrate .,.
with them. A love offering will be .
received. For more information .. '
contact Tony Barbee at 229-8732 '
or First Baptist Church at 227-
1552.


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Day Star
Christian Women's Club Meeting


Ladies are invited to a "Bags to
Brag About" luncheon to be held at
the Panama Country Club, 10,0
Country Club Drive in Lynn Haven
on Tuesday, June 10 from 11:00
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost is
$11.00 including gratuity.
The special featured guest is
"The Bag Lady". Mary Ann Mitchell.


She will be showing her handcraft-
ed handbags. Speaker, Connie
Presley of Bixby, Oklahoma, is
witty,.vivacious and fun loving.
For reservations, call Cheryl
(236-0568) or Lucille (265-6919) or
email bobmail@knology.net before
June 6. Cancel by June 9. A free
nursery will be provided.


White City Baptist Bible School


The theme of this summer's
Vacation Bible School at White City
Baptist Church is Kingdom Capers.
It promises to be exciting for kids
from kindergarten through 6th
Victory Temple Youth
Victory Temple Church Youth
Department will hold a fundraiser
car wash at Advanced Auto Parts
on Highway 98 in Port St Joe on
Saturday. June 7, begminniia at


grade. All kids are welcome.
The classes meet Friday, June
6 through Friday, June 13 from
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Car Wash Saturday
8:00 a.m.
The Youth Department needs
the support of the community. Ielp
them out and get a car wash, too.


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



A FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
S:l 2 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'us'N Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. Sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. co
Adult School ......... 11 a.m.
'Sunday School
*Young Children -

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron
S : Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd


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

Ilighlank ^Bitr ^Baptist ( lQurcc
I- 352 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
S 850)227-1506
S' Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS. NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS' E"'ning Service 700 p.m.
Discipleship Training, 6:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO mi I. -, ir7,0 WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.



Constitution and Monumeft
Port St. Joe

FIRST UNITED ME-THODIST CHURCH


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


(850) 227-1-
Rev. Jesse Evans
PASTOR


724


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


Robert E. Downs, Jr. Diana Scley
Choir Director Youth & Children's Director


Lillie G. Price
Lillie Gladys .Price, 93, of
Wewahitchka passed away Friday,
May 30. She was born in Kinard
and had been a resident of
Wewahitchka since 1959.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Fred and Susie Land;
one daughter, Earline Moore;
granddaughter, Elaine Moore; and
three brothers, Clayton, George
and James B. Land.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Onita Forehand; two sons,
John J. Price and wife, Elese, and
Charles Price and wife Minnie, all
of Wewahitchka; grandchildren,
Earl Forehand, Evelyn Youngs,
Jerry Moore, Debbie Hanna, Eddie
Price, Vickie Wade,. Kenny Price,
Faye Williams, Tim Price, Tony
Price, Max Wood. and Gary
Holmes; four sisters, Lois Braswell
of Chiefland, Myrtle Irving of
Callaway, Stella Burnham of
Chiefland, and Betty. Cloud of
Grand Ridge; one brother, John
Land of Kinard; 24 great-grandchil-
dren; 8 great-great-grandchildren;
other family members and numer-
ous friends.
Graveside services' were held'
Sunday, June 1, at 3:00 p.m. CT at
Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard.
Her grandchildren served as pall-.
bearers..All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home:


John W. Smith
John W. Smith, 50, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Tuesay, May 27,
at his home. He was the son of Earl
and Peggy Smith of Cape Coral,
and formerly of Western
Pennsylvania.
He served in the Navy during
the Vietnam War and later was
employed at Tyndall Air. Force Base
for 30 years with CEMIRT in the
Arresting Systems.
John was awarded Civilian
Category II for 2001, HQAFCESA
"People's Choice Award" for 2002,
and Suggester of the year 2002 for
Tyndall Air Force Base.'He was an
active sportsman, and a Harley
Motorcycle rider engaged in fund-
raising events.
He is survived by his wife, the
former Martha .Ruland of
Jamestown, PA; three daughters,
Victoria Janosik and husband,
Dave of Colorado Springs, CO,
Chantel Guiter and husband,
Kevin of Panama City, and Nicole
Gillman and husband, Justin of
Sarasota; fire granddaughters; two
grandsons; and one brother, Gary
of El Cerrito, CA.
Memorialization will be by cre-
mation. All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


Food, Fun and Gospel Festival


Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
Church is sponsoring a Food, Fun
and Gospel Festival at the church
on Saturday,. June 7. Activities will
include ayard sale at 8:00 a.m., a
gospel explosion, a cake walk, a
silent auction and games beginning
at 11:00 a.m. Food for sale will


include barbeque dinners, fish
sandwiches, and hot dogs. There
will be something for everyone.
The churchinvites the commu-
nity to come out and enjoy the day.
Philadelphia Primitive is located at
the intersection of Martin Luther-
King Blvd. and Avenue G.


ST. JOHN'S

1 EPISCOPAL CHURCH

334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
JHUFT@AOL.COM
850-639-2280



Family Life


A4.. Church
10:30 Suray Mernirg. 0, ,, ..
Wedndg'ffVSfi(s Wthw J Vye rjesus9 ... Panama. C
J6lhamgrkrAitY&*f0t.hy Rutherford Hwy Reid Ave
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 7 Family Life Church
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net ,, ~wawhithka .

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
SSunday Worship Services:
S Traditional ........................ ....... ................ 8:30 a.m ., CT
Contemporary ................... ...................11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820


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 10a.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
-. / 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


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. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


"A Port of Victory"

First Church of the Nlazarene
2420 Long Avenue Pot St. J3oe, Florida 32456
(850) 229-9596


Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Evening Ser vce


.. a.m.
11 a.m.
S6pm
. p.m


Clive, iito itke L0,J I ke glryi2'
Lie I-'s i'e.wwoedly lie
Lc.,- iii the beniitv oA lolipiess.
Psc llir 2?


Afternoon Vacation Bible School

at Westside Baptist Church


Discover God's Love!
Fvervnne welconmp


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Anderson Plan


June Wedding

SMr. and Mrs. Robert LaDon
Cleveland of Abbeville, Alabama,
announce the engagement of their
daughter, 'Wendy Dawn Cleveland,
to John H. Anderson III, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Anderson II of
Troy, Alabama.
The brideaelect is the grand-
daughter of Ms.' Martha Craft of
Mexico Beach, Mrs. Virginia Money
and the late Mr. James W. "Sport"
Money of Abbeville, and Mr. Phillip
Duffell and the late Mrs. Rosa
Duffell, and the late Mr. Robert A.
Cleveland all of Blakely, Georgia.
She is a 1995 graduate of
Abbeville Chn-tian Academn. She
received a bachelor's degree in ele-
mentary education from Tro\ State
University heree she iwas affiliated
with Alpha Gamma Delta social
sbrority. She is currently employed
by -the- Mlanetta City Schools
System in Mari-tta. Georgia.
The fultur bndeoroomn is the
grandson of lirs Edward B. James
and the late Colonel James of
Decatur, Alabama and the late Mr.
and Mrs. John H. Anderson, Si. of
Anniston, Alabama:
He is a 1991 graduate of
Charles Henderson High School in
Troy. He received a bachelor's
degree in political science and a
master's degree in criminal justice
administration from Troy State
University where he was affiliated
with Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Fraternity. He is currently
employed as a senior claims repre-
sentative with Farmers Insurance
Company.
The wedding will take place on
Saturday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. at
First Baptist Church, Abbeville.


Military

Scholarships
Gulf Coast Community College
is awarding military scholarships
to active-duty students demon-
strating academic excellence. The
deadline for application is July 1.
To obtain an application or for
more information, call 283-4332 or
stop by the Tyndall Education
Center, Room 45-A.







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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
and charm (Not to mention Great Food).
This is a must while vacationing in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning Sunday 1:00-8:00
Closed Monday
UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY


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bedroom, 2.5 ba F ire Subdivision.
Dedicated Gulf nd much more.

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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.


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


MLS#96239 139 Palm. St., Mexico Beach This
unique 2BR/2.5BA home is nestled in the trees on 1.5
lots in a 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.


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MLS#94375 312 Maryland Ave.- This 3 bedroom, 3
bath mobile home sits 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


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




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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 withbeautiful Gulf
view. Easy beach access. Custom pine cabinets
throughout the home, tile and carpet, and more!
$269,000.


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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 corner
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



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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 Bias Rd.- Exceptional MLS#9546:
Gulf Front Home! 2 kitchens, 2 great rooms, beautiful 4 bath Gulf
decks on all three floors for unobstructed viewing of our gulf, many ;
fabulous sunsets. $695,000.



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710 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
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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 Ave Beacon Hill St. Joe
Beach 4 Lots @ 50X100 each. M/Home 660
sq.ft.,Cottage 341 sq.ft. L shaped screened porch
connects Cottage to M/Home. Cottage has 1 bed-
room, I bath. M/Home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. There
is a 641 sq.ft Studio/Workshop also on property.





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1: 3557 Cape San Bias Road 4 bedroom,
Front Home with pool overlooking the
amenities. $849,900.


MLS#96102 128 E. Magnolia Ave.- This beautiful 3
bedroom, 2 bath home is very deceiving from the out-
side. Very large, spacious flbor plan with tile through-
out the living area. Bonus room can easily be convert-
ed into a fourth bedroom. This is ;i ii:' 39,900





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MLS#95792: 390 West Arm Drive Ready to move
in! 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide sitting on 1.3
Acres. Property backs the Beautiful Dead Lakes!
$54,900.


MLS#94977: I l r rooms, 2.5 bath
cedar home on al l I upgrades, hand-
laid wood tile I S arage/workshop.
$179,900 ONTRACT
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MLS#95460: 3563 Cape San Blas Road 5 bedroom,
5 bath Gulf Front Home with pool and hot tub.
Great Rental. $749,900.


Lot Listings:


Gulf Front
MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
MLS#95237 Windmark Beach $925,000
MLS#95457 Cape San Bias $375,000
MvILS#95458 Cape San Bias $375,000
MLS#96380 Indian Pass $595,000
Bay View
MLS#93224 Port St. Joe $289,900
MLS#96250 Port St. Joe $295,000


Gulf View
MLS#95715 Mexico Beach $159,900
MLS#94941 St. Joe Beach $225,000
Interior
MLS#94981 Port St. Joe $20,000
MLS#94526 Wewahitchka $29,000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000


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Spotlight on Health


Focuses On Nutrition


by Peter Obesso, M.D.
This is the first of weekly arti-
cles addressing the health con-
cerns of people in Gulf County and
surrounding communities.
I will begin with one of the most
basic and important topics related
to health-nutrition.
The word comes fror nurture
which mean to "care for. As with
most things in life, there can be
good nutrition and bad nutrition.
Good nutrition leads to good health
and bad nutrition leads to bad
health.
At the beginning it is simple,
we are born and our parents deci-
sion is between two nutrients:
breast milk or formula. The
American Academy of Pediatrics
advocates breast milk as the best
way to nourish babies.
Breast-feeding is the best for
the. health of babies and mothers
alike. It is inexpensive and conven-
ient. The Academy in fact encour-
ages mothers to breast-feed exclu-
sively for six months, (about that
time the baby's diet begins to
include solid foods) and to continue
breast-feeding for at least 12


months.
Breast-feeding has many
advantages but there are many
instances in which it is not possible
to breast-feed. Then- a man- made
formula has to do.
Advantages of breast-feeding
include:
1. Breast milk is rich in anti-
bodies that protect the baby
against infection.
2. Breast milk, contains sub-
stances that get the baby's diges-
tive system working, so babies
digest it better than formula.
3. Breast-fed babies have fewer
instances of allergies, eczema and
Shayfever.
4. Studies have shown that
children who were breast-fed have
lower rates of diabetes and asthma.
5. Women who breast-feed
have lower rates of breast and ovar-
ian cancers and fewer hip fractures
later in life.
6. It is inexpensive and conven-
ient.
We will end for now to continue
next week when nutrition gets even
more interesting.


Criminal Justice Training
Academy, Class #21 graduated
from Gulf Coast Community
College on Thursday, May 22.
Lee Edward Space received the
Top Gun Award, as well as the
Charles H. Abbott Academic
Award. John Franklin Goodwin
and Lloyd E. Robinson received
Perfect Attendance Awards. Class
officers were as follows: Lee E.
Space, Class Commanider; Valerie
A. Lacks, First Squad Leader;


James D.. Sweet, Second Squad
Leader; and Allen E. Whitt, Third
Squad Leader.
In addition the following stu-
dents graduated: David W. Bolin,
III, Mark A. Cline, John Alexander
Foster, Jennifer Lori Garrett,
James A. Grabbe, Nicholas Arthur
Hall, Thomas Joseph Hurley, Jr.,
Sonja M. Novak, Steven L. Price,
Ron C. Senkle, Michael C.
Shepard, II, Christopher Wayne
Sweet, and Richard Williams.


DAR Luncheon Report


The St. Joseph .Bay Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution met in late May for their
annual.covered dish luncheon.
Members traveled to the lovely
and spaciouss home of Bethea
Patterson. Decorations in the nau-
tical theme adorned the dining
'room and the other meeting rooms.
The dining table was laden with a
variety of delicious foods. Chaplain
Ann Roberts gave an inspiring
devotional and blessing.
After the luncheon and a won-
derful time, of fellowship, Anna
Lindener brought in a surprise
anniversary cake in honor of the
fifty years Betty Fensom has served
capably in so many ways in the
DAR.
The DAR would like to thank
the many members who have
devoted their time and talents to
the chapter. The chapter applauds
their efforts and work.
If anyone in the community is
wondering about their ancestors
who served for the cause of free-'
dom, they should contact a DAR
member. Someone from.the chap-


ter will be delighted to help find
that special line of ancestors who
gave so much of themselves in
order to help ensure the rights and
freedoms all Americans enjoy
todat. '

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JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative
TOMMY THOMAS
CHEVROLET
(850)785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
2251 W. 23rd Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Wewahitchka


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

We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Water Quality Report. We want to keep you informed about the excel-
lent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you a safe
and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is ground water from two wells. The wells draw from the Floridan
Aquifer. Because of the excellent quality of our water, the only treatments required are chlorine for disinfection purposes and
aeration for hydrogen sulfide.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Don Minchew at 850-639-2605.
We encourage our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of
our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

The City of wewahitchka routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws,
rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period
of January 1 to December 31, 2002. Data obtained before January 1, 2002, and presented in this report are from the most
recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've pro-
vided the following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as
close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: the level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or
expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a
water system must follow.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the water
sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (ug/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water
sample.

2002 TEST RESULTS TABLE


** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants, inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including
pesticides and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected level at
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Criminal Justice Students

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any sampling point, depend n th.e samp.u..g iu n.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement / (mo./yr.) I Y/N Level MCLG
Measurement (moyr.)Detected Results Contamination

Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) Sep-00 N 2.6 No 0 15 Erdepositson natural
deposits
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
Discharge of drilling
ST wastes; discharge from
Barium (ppm) Sep-00 N 0.0008 No 2 2 metal refineries; erosion
of natural deposits
Corrosion of galvanized
pipes; erosion of natural
m (3 N deposits; discharge
Cadmium (ppb) Sep-00 N 0.3 No 5 5 from metal refineries;
runoff from waste
batteries and paints
Discharge from steel
Chromium (ppb) Sep-00 N 14.8 No 100 100 and pulp mills; erosion
of natural deposits
Erosion of natural
deposits; water additive
S4 4.0 which promotes strong
Fluoride (ppm) Sep-00 N 0.91 No 4 4.0 teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
factories
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge
from refineries and
Mercury (inorganic) (ppb) Sep-00 N 0.4 No 2 2 factories; runoff from
landfills; runoff from
cropland

No. of
Con t a t Dates of AL 9tii sampling AL
Contaminant andnit sampling Violation Percentile sites MCLG (Action Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Result exceeding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion
Copper (tap water) Jun N 0.226 0 of 11 1.3 .3 of natural deposits; leaching from wood
(ppm) Sep0 preservatives

* Due to a line break on November 14, 2002, a precautionary boil water notice was issued for Rish Subdivision. Microbiological
samples were collected and were absent of total coliform and the boil water notice was rescinded on November 15, 2002.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs,
and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and,
in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activ-
ity.

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

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain con-
taminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits
for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.
The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about con-
taminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water
Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe
and dependable water supply, we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improve-
ments are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

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

We at the City of Wewahitchka would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment.
process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you have any questions
or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.
Publish June 5, 2003


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Howze Thompson Reveal Final Plans

Final plans are announced for the marriage of Donna Suzan Howze
and George David Thompson. The wedding ceremony will take place
Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church of
Port St. Joe. A reception will follow at the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center. Friends and family are invited to attend.


VFW's June

Meeting is Next

Tuesday
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
#10069 and the Ladies Auxiliary
will be holding their June meeting
on Tuesday, June 10, at .7:30 p.m.
ET at the Post home in Highland
View. Following the meeting,
refreshments will be furnished by
Jean Hatton and Shirl DeLon.


Second Birthday

for Eva Varnes
Eva Varnes is celebrating her
second birthday this Saturday,
June 7. Eva is the daughter of Tim
and Candy Varnes of Gainesville.
She is the granddaughter of Larry
and Bonnie Mott of Gainesville,
Betty Peterson of Port St. Joe and
Dennis and Bonnie Varnes of
Eastpoint.


Pictured, dressed for a scene from the musical "Moulin Rouge," are, from
left, Torie Burgess, Megan Gannon, Kaley Wilder and Erin White. Members
of Nobles Studio's Junior Performing Group, the dancers took second place
honors at the Dance Makers Inc. Gold Award-Access Broadway competition
earlier this year for this selection from "Moulin Rouge."


Local Dancers Star In 21st

Annual Nobles Presentation


With the theme of "Let's Go To
The Movies," Pam Nobles Studios
held its 21st annual dance recital
May 24 at the Apalachicola High
School.
Among the many girls who per-
formed in numbers ranging from
Disney movies to Broadway musi-
cals, were several from Port St. Joe.
The studio will hold its dance
registration for the 2003-2004 year


on Monday, August 4 from 4 to 7
p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center
in Port St. Joe. Classes begin
August 18.


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NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
STATE HOUSING INITIATIVES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (SHIP)
* The SHIP program was created for the purpose of providing funds to local governments as an incentive
for the creation of local housing partnership, to expand production of and preserve affordable housing,
and to increase housing related employment.
* Gulf County has been approved to receive funding under Florida's State Housing Initiatives Partnership
Program (SHIP) for the Fiscal Year 2003-2004 in the amount of $350,000. Pursuant to Florida Statute
420.9075(3)(b), the availability of these funds must be advertised as follows:
* Fiscal Year 2003-2004 (1 July 2003 30 June 2004).

Estimated amount of SHIP funds allocated for each strategy/activity for the fiscal year is as follows:

STRATEGY / ACTIVITY FUNDS INCOME SET ASIDE
Housing Rehabilitation $157,500 Very Low & Low Income
Purchase Assistance: $153,000 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
(Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance, & Land Acquisition)
Home Ownership Counseling $4,500 Very Low, Low & Moderate Income
At a minimum thirty (30%) percent of the funds allocated for each strategy/activity will benefit the very
low and low income families.

The maximum income limits according to family size are as follows:
FAMILY SIZE 1 2 _3 4 5 6 7. 8
Very Low Income 14,500 16,550 18,650 20,700 22,350 24,000 25,550 27,300
Low Income 23,200 26,500 29,800 33,100 35,750 36,400 41,050 43,700
Moderate Income 34,800 39,720 44,760 49,680 53,640 57,500 61,560 65,520

The maximum housing value limitation allowable for program participation for each strategy is $98,523
for Existing Homes and $106,365 for New Built Homes. SHIP FUNDS MAY NOT BE USED TO PUR-
CHASE REHABILITATE, OR REPAIR MOBILE HOMES! SHIP funds may be used to purchase
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) approved manufactured homes.

APPLICANT SELECTION CRITERIA:
Purchase Assistance (Down Payment Assistance, Closing Cost Assistance, and Land Acquisition)
shall be first qualified/first served for those qualified for a residential loan from'a participating lender.
Owner-financing is not allowed as a means of financing. ONLY 60 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
COUNTY-WIDE.
Housing Rehabilitation shall be by a lottery system.

ELIGIBLE SPONSOR SELECTION CRITERIA:

Eligible Sponsor participation will be based on criteria that will include:
(a) an eligible sponsor locally based having expertise in providing Affordable Housing.
(b) amount of non-SHIP funds and/or the value of in-kind services committed as SHIP leverage.
(c) production goals in relation to the Housing Assistance Plan.
(d) percentage of funds targeted to very low income persons.
(e) compliance with Rule 67-37, Local Housing Assistance Plan as applicable.

Program Income and Recaptured Program Funds will be utilized consistent with the applicant selection
criteria, strategies and income eligibility, as approved.
APPLICATIONS FOR PURCHASE ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES (Down Payment Assistance,
Closing Cost and Land Acquisition) will be available beginning (8:00 A.M. (EST)/7:00 A.M. (CST) JULY
14, 2003 and continuing until 60 applications have been received county-wide.
APPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING REHABILITATION will be available beginning 8:00 A.M.
(EST)/7:00 A.M. (CST July 14, 2003 and ending July 25, 2003 at 5:00 P.M. (EST)/4:00 P.M. (CST), "NO
EXCEPTIONS".
********ON THE DATES INDICATED ABOVE, THE APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AT: The
County Administration Building. Rooms 301 & 309, and in Wewahitchka (Old Courthouse) at the
County Extension Office.
DATE FOR THE LOTTERY OF REHABILITATIONS FUNDS WILL BE JULY 30, 2003 IN THE
COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM AT 4:00 P.M. (EST).
The local SHIP contact person is Bo Williams, (850) 229-6125 Tue thru Fri; Mon (850) 639-3019.
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Tuttle Named As New Resource

Director NW Fla. United Way


Edward T, Richards, President,
United Way of Northwest Florida
has announced the appointment of
Melinda E. Tuttle as its new
Resource Development Director.
Tuttle began her work with the
general public as a security police-
man in the U.S. Air Force. She
earned an A.A. and A.S. degree from
Gulf Coast Community College and
will graduate from Florida State
University with her B.S. Degree in
Interdisciplinary Social Science in
Fall 2003.
Tuttle has extensive experience
working with the United Way.
through its Florida State Employees
Charitable Campaign during her
tenure with the State of Florida's
Department of Environmental
Protection Division of Recreation
and Parks.
Richards said, "Melinda has
served on the board of the American
Red Cross and has contributed


countless personal volunteer hours
to help others in need. She comes to
us with a unique perspective driven
by her personal and professional
convictions on the value, quality of
life benefits and vital services pro-
vided by the United Way. She will be
a great asset in our communica-
tions, fund raising, and services in
working with donors, volunteers,
and. staffs of the 43 agencies who
are covered through United Way
efforts."
Tuttle welcomes her appoint-
ment and said, "I am enthusiastic
about working with the people and
businesses in our region that give of
themselves to assist people in need
through the United Way. I look for-
ward to working with people in Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
and Washington Counties."
Tuttle is originally from
Dundee, New York, and currently
resides in Lynn Haven.


Funding Available to Assist Elderly with Energy Bills


The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida announces the avail-
ability of Emergency Home Energy
Assistance for the Elderly Program
(EHEAEP) funds for eligible house-
holds in fourteen Florida counties
including Gulf, Bay and Franklin.
Eligibility criteria includes, but
is not limited to, the following:
There must be at least one person
age 60 or older residing in the
home; the total household income
must not exceed 150% of the feder-
al poverty level; proof of income of
all household members must be
verified; an energy crisis must be
verified by an energy provider.
The EHEAEP program can be
accessed by calling the Elder
Helpline at 1-800-963-5337. Callers
will be directed to the nearest appli-
cation site. For further information,
contact Sherice Simmons,
Information and Referral Specialist,
at 850-488-0055, ext. 228.
This private not-for-profit
organization is charged with the
,responsibility of administering
aging programs in the 14 eligible

Our Readers

Write


Letters to the

Appalled by Men
Dear Editor:
I'm writing to you about an
incident that occurred Saturday,
May 24th, 2003, My children and I
were going down Hwy. 386 on our
way to the video store. There, on
the side of the road, were two men
with a pull behind trailer full of
construction debris (insulation,
boards, and paneling). The men
were taking these boards off of
their trailer. I thought perhaps the
load was unstable and (hopefully)
they were resorting things. On my
way back home I. see the truck
leaving the scene of the crime going
towards Wewahitchka and all of
their trash was left behind.
I must say that these morons
must be brainless, heartless
human beings (I use that term
lightly). I say brainless because on
another road leading: out of.
Wewahitchka (Hwy. 22) there is a
landfill that allows one to dump
trash for absolutely free. I mention
that they were heartless because
they must be able to block out the
voice of God that tells them that
what they did was very wrong.
I guess the main reason I'm
writing this letter is tosay that in
both directions there was a lot-of
traffic. Throwing this amount of
garbage on the side of the highway
is an obscene display of their disre-


North Florida counties through con-
tracts with the State of Florida's
Department of Elder Affairs.

Summer Lifelong
Learning Courses
The Office of Lifelong Learning
of Gulf Coast Community College
will conduct a series of summer
courses in the months of June, July
and August as follows:
Basic Rescue and Extrication,
Emergency' Vehicle Operators
Course, Gulf War Syndrome, AIDS
Update, HIV to AIDS, Venipuncture
Techniques, Osteoporosis,
Prevention of Medical Errors,
Domestic Violence, Nutritional
Needs of the Elderly, Blood Borne
Pathogens, Nursing Assistant
Training, BLS Healthcare Provider
Course, CPR Update Course,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Course,
For additional information, call
(850) 872-3823 or (800) 311-3685,
ext. 3823 or visit them at
http://lll.gulfcoast.edu/rp.


Dumping Debris,
spect of the law and for the people
living in that area. I am requesting
that others would call and report
this activity (any other dumping. I
am hoping that I am not the only
one that called the sheriffs office
about this.
Sincerely,
Kristy L. Hamrick
Wewahitchka

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2002 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc.
P. O. Box # 428
Port St. Joe, FL 32457

This report will be mailed to customers only upon request and is also available at 2010 County Road C-30 Port St Joe,
FL upon request.

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about
the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and depend-
able supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treat-
ment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water
source is Ground water from 2 wells. The wells draw from the Floridan Aquifer.

Our water is aerated to remove minerals and gases then, chlorinatedfor disinfection purposes.
We are pleased to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact James R. Simmons @
850.227.7427. We encourage our valued customers to be informed about, their water utility.
Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and
State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our moni-
toringfor the period of January 1 to December 31, 2002.
As authorized and approved by EPA, the State has reduced monitoring requirements for certain contaminants to less
often than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from
year to year. Some of our data, though representative, is more than one year old.

In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help youth better understand these terms we've
provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant,Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are
set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no
known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that
a water system must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of the
water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the
water sample.
Picocurie per liter fpCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.

TEST RESULTS TABLE
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** Results in the Level Detected column for radiological contaminants,: inorganic contaminants, synthetic organic contaminants including pesticides
and herbicides, and volatile organic contaminants are the highest average at any of the sampling points or the highest detected leel at an) sampling
point, depending on the sampling frequency.
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of MCL Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
Measurement sampling Violation Detected** Results Contamination,
S (mo./yr.) Y/N
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) Dec 2000 N 4.4, 3.7-4.4 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits

Radium 226 or combined Dec 2000 N 1.2 N\A 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/l)

Inorganic Contaminants
Fluoride (ppm) Dec 2000 N 2.5 0.8- 2.5 4 4 Erosion of natural
deposits. sater additiie
"" """ which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from
fertilizer and aluminum
factories
Lead point of enrrN ppbi Dec 20ui: N I 0 ND I 0 N'A 15 Residue from man-made'
pollution such as auto
emissions and paint; lead
pipe, casing, and solder
Nickel (ppb) Dec 2000 N 25 16-25 N/A 100 Pollution from mining and
refining operations.
Natural occurrence in soil.
Nitrate (as Nitrogen) (pp)pl Dec 2002 N 0.21 N/A 10 10 Runoff from fertilizer use;
leaching from septic tanks,
sewage; erosion of natural
deposits
Sodium (ppm) Dec 2000 N 26 20 26 N.'A 160 Salt water intrusion,
-leaching from soil

Contaminant and Dates of AL 90th No. of sampling MCLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites exceeding ( Action
Measurement (mo./vr.) Y/N Result' the AL ; Level)


Lead and Copper (Tap Water)


Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood
preservatives
Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
erosion of natural deposits


The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs,
springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occur-
ring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of ani-
mals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic
systems, agricultural live stock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm
water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water
runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of
industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff,
and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and min
ing activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain
contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations estab-
lish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

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

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

We at Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. would like you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water
treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to insuring the quality of your water. If you
have any questions or concerns about the information provided, please feel free to call any of the numbers listed.
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, June 5s 2003 Page 9B



Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival Is A Big Success


The first St. Joseph Bay
Cleanup and Kayak Festival enjoyed
beautiful weather on Saturday, May
10, and all of the participants prof-
ited from their help with the
cleanup. Many people were in
kayaks for the first time in their
lives (but not their last) and even
joined the kayak races at the end of
the day. At the weigh station, all
were amazed by the amount of
garbage collected, and dangerous
materials removed from the bay.
Hopefully, there will be fewer feet
cut by broken glass when scallopers
wade in the bay looking for their
daily limit, and fewer obnoxious
cans and debris to mar the scenery.
The sponsors of the clean-up
encourage everyone who uses the
bay to remove their garbage, and
continue the cleanup on a year-
round basis.
Happy Ours Kayak & Canoe
Rentals, hosts of the event, wishes
to acknowledge all of the sponsors
who so willingly contributed to this
festival.
Prizes were supplied by Old Salt
Works Cabins, Whispering Pines of
Cape San Blas, Turtle Beach Inn,
Indian Pass Campground, Go-Morr,
Roy's, The Entrance, Indian Pass
Raw Bar, Debbie Hooper
Photography, Sunset Coastal Grill,
Seahorse Water Safaris, Paradise
Coast, Lynn Matty Fine Arts, St.
Joseph Peninsula State Park, Ocean
Potion, St. Vincent Island Shuttle,
and Ed's Red. Funding was gener-
ously donated by Arvida, Beach
Realty of Cape San Bias, Carpet
Country, Dockside Cafe, Ed's Red,
Hometown Internet Publishing,
author Tim Ohr, Scallop ,Cove, The
Bank, Hannon Insurance Agency,
One Source Mortgage, and
Roberson & Friedman P.A. Services
and supplies were provided by
Beachcomber Restaurant, The
Coast 105.5 FM, First Presbyterian
Church, The Star, Commissioner
Jerry Barnes, Buffalo Rock/Pepsi,
Piggly Wiggly, Presnell's Bayside
Marina, and C.R. Smith & Son. The
hosts wish to recognize all of the
outfitters who joined in this event by
offering their kayak and canoe
rentals and helping with registra-
tion: Journeys of St. George Island,
Seahorse Water Safaris, Scallop
Cove, and The Entrance. Finally,
thanks to the Tourist Development
Council and Chamber of Commerce
in Gulf County who funded advertis-
ing, and the volunteers who helped
make this event run so smoothly.
And the winners of the St.
Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak
Festival are:
SFirst prize for 40, pounds of.
trash went to Anne Anderson of Port
St. Joe, second prize for 14 pounds
was awarded to Margaret Wood of
Tallahassee, and third place was


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Mike and Margaret Wood arriving by kayak with trash collected in St.
Joseph Bay.


taken by Larry Witt of Port St. Joe
with 8 pounds of trash. Anne
Anderson also won the prize for the
"most unusual piece of trash'? with a
large light fixture, complete with
light bulb and lamp shade. The
kayak races ended the day with
some exciting competition by partic-
ipants of all ages. Beth Mortimer of
Port St. Joe was first in the women's
division with a time of 7.25 minutes;
Henry Horst of Port St. Joe won the
men's division at 6.51 minutes,
Larry Witt won another prize when
he came in first in the senior's divi-
sion with a remarkable time of 7.52


and didn't require CPR afterwards!
Rex and Anne Anderson collected
their third prize of the day when
they won the race in the tandem
division with a time of 7.51. Jessica
Buccieri of Port St. Joe won the chil-
dren's division on a short course
with a time of 3.47 minutes. More
prizes were awarded by random
drawing of all participants so that
everyone went home richer than
they arrived.
The net proceeds from this
event will result in a donation of
over $800 for the Friends of St.
Joseph Bay Preserves.


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at Hwy. 98 2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
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405 Nautilus Drive Seashores
Subdivision Delightful open floor plan, 2
BR/2 BA low maintenance home, screen po.r:h.
1 car garage. Also, a detached :12x16 work-
shop/garage. Nice private backyard that is
abutted by wood property. Great for retirement,
vacation or year round home. $175,000.
MLS#95726. Call Ellen


2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ 1975
home completely remodeled to 2002 home.
3br/1.5ba inside, 1.5ba in 20x26 add
on(unfinished) could be apartment or garage.
House has new flooring, hew drywall, new AC,
new ceiling,, new kitchen, new doors, new
sewer and water lines. MLS#95334
$149,900 Call Brenda Miller


205 Cristin's Curve Gulf Aire -
Lovely spacious 3 BR/2.5 BA Victorian
home has extra room off breakfast nook and
garage could be office, large laundry/util-
ity, crafts. 3 BR/2 BA upstairs with office.
Master Br has very large walk-in closet.
Large deck on back with hot tub. Secluded
back yard as abutted by wooded St. Joe
property. Gulf Aire swimming pool and ten-
nis courts one lot over, and less than 10
minute walk to beach! $249,000
MLS#95866 Call Ellen Allemore


9155 & 9197 Tulip Ave. Beacon Hill
- Nice 3 BR/2 BA mobile home on lot and a
half each. Only 5 blks from the beach.
$166,000 'ach.' Call Lis'a Guilford
for more. information :


S7.J vY U1rr II ,nAvllnuC, r1l I 1w.c
3BR/2BA Brick home with screened in porch
overlooking pool. Nice large yard
165'x180'. Centrally located near schools,
church, gym, and not far to downtown. Call
Carol Bell at 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-4252 $159,900 MLS#94667





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


1409 Palm Blvd 3 BR/2 BA, this home is
centrally located close to the schools and
downtown Port St. Joe. Just blocks from.the
beautiful St. Joe Bay. $139,900
MLS#95767 Call Carol Bell for more
information.


305 6th St. Port St. Joe Well rna ;
tainted older 3 BR/2 BA home on 2 lots.
Wood floors, Central heat. Separate build-
ing. formerly a day care with bath. Many
.possibilities as property is zoned
Commercial/Residential and is 1.5 block to
Hwy 98! $207,000 MLS#95571 Call
Ellen Allemore


Port St. Joe 3BR/2.5BA home.with a
dedicated bay view. One of the few St. Joe
landmark homes that, has survived. Includes
540sq ft separate guest cottage over garage
that has great rental potential. Home and
'cottage has been elegantly renovated.
Immaculate, move in condition. $598,000
MLS#94565. Call Kim Harrison 850-


Mexico Beach 502 Hwy 98 2BR/1BA
'Old Florida' cottage with dedicated gulf view! Lot
is 50x150. This cottage has plenty of character
and charm. Enjoy the sunset overlooking the Gulf
of Mexico. $350,000 MLS#91023. Call
Susie White @227-9600.


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LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


PORT ST. JOE
* Lot 3, Old Town Subdivision.
Centrally located very near the St. Joe
Bay, local grocery store ard downtown
Port St. Joe. Beautiful homes already
built around this lot. MLS#96144
$89,900 Call Susie White 227-
9600
* Newest Beach Development in
'Gulf County -Water.front lot One
of a kind lot in Wiridmark Beach.
$685,000
* South Gate Subdivision The
first gated subdivision in Port St. Joe,
Lots starting at $44,900
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot in
the" newest subdivision to build your
dream home. $44,900 MLS#93213
* Generous sized lots for sale in a
well established neighborhood where
new homes are also being constructed.
Very reasonably priced at
$24,900. Ride by today and
pick out your lot. Call Carol Bell
at 850-227-4252.
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with
prices starting at $8,000.
MLS#93026.
WEWAHITCHKA
* Acreage 60 acres and up.
Prices range from $101,306.-
$491,050


* MLS#4486, Dogwood Ave.,
$14,900.
OVERSTREET
* The Landings at Wetappo Lots
priced from $69,900-$115,000.
* East Bay Plantation Discover
Gulf County's Other Bay. Interior
lots $49,900, Bay View lots
$89,900, Creek .Front lots
$99,900, Bay Front lots
$199,900
* Buddy Floore Rd. Wooded Parcel
- 8.14 acres, MLS #91915,
$39,000, call Patricia Raap at
648-5683
CAPE SAN BLAS
* Bayview-Treasure Bay Lot #7.
MLS#95509 $79,900
* Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's
Island offering 8 private and secluded
lots on upland island on the St. Joseph
Bay. Private community with 2 way
bridge and security gate. Beautiful
Western facing views in a secluded
pristine area. MLS#94562.
Starting at $199,900. Call Kim
Harrison 850-227-3745.
* Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape San
Bias Rd., $220,000 Susie White.
* l;A-4u s p Dr.
$2 Gull RACT
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded
Dunes Drive, $199,900.


* Cape San Bias gulf view lot at
South Beach MLS#91560
$189,900.
INDIAN LAGOON & INDIAN PASS
* Indian Pass 1st Tier log, cottages
at Indian Summer $295,000 each .
* Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near
Gulf Pines Subd., zoned
residential/commercial. $239,900.
MLS#94532
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot,
50x452'. MLS#96271,
$475,000. Call Mark Schultz.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot,
50'x452'. MLS#96272,
$475,000. Call Mark Schultz.


BEACHES
* Edgewater Subdivision located
in St. Joe Beach on Hwy 98. Eleven
oversized lots to choose from with gulf
views and covenants and restrictions
apply. Prices range from $115,900-
$239,900 Call Carol Bell for more
information. 820-227-4252 or
800-451-2349
* St. Joe Beach 180' on Hwy
9 UL, Corx Cx on
A fl t d.ulet sicom-
mercial or/and residential.
$975,000. MLS#94465 Call
Ellen Allemore.


NOTICE OF INTENT

TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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.
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
Ray Dickens, Mayor
If you have questions, call Donald J. Minchew, City Manager at (850)
639-2605
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AUCTION!
Overseas Container
Beautiful French Style
Furniture Marble tables,
Living Room & Dining Sets,
Large Iron Gazebo and
Archways, Brass and
Marquetry, Inlay, GOR-
GEOUS! Chairs, Sconces, &
lots MORE!
Fri. June 6th, 7 pm ET,
Wade Clark Auctions, 314 Reid Ave.
PortSt. Joe,
'850-229-9282,
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743, 10%
Buyer's Prem.
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1998 Dodge Durango SLT.
4X4, Loaded, New Condition.
One Owner. $9,950. 960-
4464. ltc6/5
1996 .Chevy Blazer LT. 4
door, leather, one owner, 2
wd, New Condition. $4450.
960-4464. ltc6/5
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
42,000 miles excellent condi-
tion, $7000.00. Call Phil at
227-2112 or 229-8409.
tfc6/5

1996 Ford Explorer XLT. 4'
door, AT, AC, V6, one owner.
New condition. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc6/5
1999 Chevy Venture van.'
Loaded! Leather. Every possi-
ble option. 69,000 miles, one
owner. $8750. 960-4464.
ltc6/5

1986 Nissan King. Cab pick-
up. 5 speed, AC, extra clean,
very dependable. $2950.
960-4464. ltc6/5
1995 Ford Taurus
Stationwagon, loaded $25006
648-9547. 2tp6/5
1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT. 5
speed, one owner, new condi-
tion. Must Seel $9650. 960-
4464.. ltc6/5
1988 Chevy Corsica. 4 door,
AT, AC, clean, dependable.
Runs great! $800. 960-4464.
ltc6/5

1999 Ford Eddie Bauer
Expedition, low miles, all the,
bells and whistles, $17,000
obo 229-6192. 2fp5/29
1989 Toyota Camry. Clean,
dependable, runs great. AT, 4
door, $1100. 960-4464.
ltc6/5

2001 Ford Mustang. AT, AC,
V6, 36,000 one-owner miles.
CD, garaged. New condition!
$9250. 960-4464. ltc6/5
1989 4x4 chevrolet, 350
engine, high rmeaee. auto-
mmotive, good t.ick for the
woods, $3500, call John @
227-1054 after 5:00 or 227--
1387'before 5:00 tfc6/5'


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1995 Jeep Cherokee, 65k,
air, AM/FL cassette, 5 speed,
4 cyl. (great gas mileage).
Immaculate condition,
babied. $5,000 obo. 229-
6639 1tp6/5
1996 Chevy Lumina. 4 door,
AT, AC, V6, mint condition.
,$2950. 960-4464. ltc6/5
1985 Toyota Camry, 4dr, 5
speed, $600. 229-6884.
ltp6/5

1998 Buick LeSabre. One
owner. New condition.
60,000 miles. Loaded!
$7450. 960-4464. ltc6/5





White City Christian
Academy is now accepting
registration for the Summei
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






Cute 2BR/1BA excellent
location. 1/2 block to bay
and ReId Ave. in Port St. Joe.
Huge yard. $560/mo includ-
ing water. Call. Victor at
beach 227-9003.
Large 3/2 Gulf _nevm. home'on
C-30 near Indian Pass Raw
Bar. Available 6-1, $900/mo.
Terms flexible. 653-1675,
tfc6/5

House 3 bedroom 2 bath
screen porch gas fireplace,
storage building large yard,
close to schools shopping,
furnished unfurnished. 9th
St. Port St. Joe. $750.00 mo.
call 227-9057 After 5 or leave
message.
tfc6/5 "

New home for rent in Mexico
Beach, long term, 2bdrm/2
1/2 bath has boat slip. $950
per mo. 227-2594 1tp6/5
For Rent
3Ba/2" Bi t ru ii o iu dCi0
Treasure Shores. Furnished,-screened
porch, workshop, Ocean View
$1500/mth plus utilities. Call 927-3097
4tc5/29


Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfee/5

Office Space across from
Toucans on Hwy 98 Plenty
of parking, great exposure,
Heart of Mexico Beach 850-
648-1010 2tc5/29
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. tfc6/5
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. tfc6/5
Mexico Beach home built in
2003. 3BR/2BA plus garage,
convenient to beach, long
term lease $905 a month.
Call 545-6128. 3tp5/29
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

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, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call.
229-6777 after 7 PM. tfe6/5






For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
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Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cau John Reeves at 2296374

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





Yard Sale Friday only June
6, from 8:00 till noon. 1st
yellow house on right at 620
Duval St. in Oak Grove. Mary
Kay products, books, cook-
books, what-nots, printer,
beads and misc. ltp6/5
Yard Sale Sat., June 7, 8:00
a.m. till 12 p.m. located cor-
ner of 2nd St. arid Lake
Grove Rd. at the barn.
ltp6-5

6 ,family yard sale. Also a
moving sale There will be'
pieces of furniture, lamps,
many household decora-
tions, lots of nice toys, and
army toys for boys. Clothes
for extra large women, men,
boys, girls and small children
(boy and girl). Jewelry,
books, movies, tapes, blan-
kets, and many other items.
Sale begins at 8:00 a,m,,
until, at 1604 Monument
Ave. Sat. June 7th. ltp6/5
Sat. June 7, 8 am until noon!
EST 632 Gulf Aire Dr.
ltp6/5

Yard Sale Saturday June 7,
from 8:00 till. At 129'
Magellan St., St. Joe Beach.,
clothes, furniture, books,;
etc. ltp6/5
2 family yard sale. Saturday
June 7th 8am 1pm. Baby
and kids clothes, stroller, car
seats. household .items. end'
table. 6 chairs. 'lips ad:'
mlisceUaneous. 905 20th'St.
Port St. Joe. ltp6/5
Yard Sale Sat., June 7 at
8:00 AM Mary Washington;
305 Avenue B. ltp6/5
Yard Sale Couch- Hidabed,
coffee table with matching
end tables, chair, dresser,
computer table,' bookcases,
kitchen stuff, photo graphic
copy, driftwood board with
lights, books, telephones,
misc. Fri and Sat June 6, 7
from 9:00 till no early sales
please. 515 9th St. PSJ.
ltp6/5

Yard Sale Saturday 7th,
7:00 11:00, toddler bed,
Avon, ,and other stuff 1911
Cypress Ave. ltp6/5
Yard Sale Sat. June 7th 8-
12, 2460 Oak Grove Avenue,
lots of miscellaneous items.
(Rain Cancels). tp6/5


Garage Sale this Saturday,
4550 W Hwy 98, antiques,
fine furniture, jewelry,
clothes, .small appliances,
washer and dryer, misc.
.' ,3tp6/5

Yard Sale, Sat., 6/7; 8-12
903 10th St. Moving -home
Interiors, lots of miscella-
neous. ltp6/5






ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. N9 experi-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problems Short
term training now available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc6/5

Carrier needed for deliver-
ing 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. 2tc6/5
Housekeeper Good pay
and working conditions for
dependable, honest energetic
person. Local motel, part.
time, mornings. Will train. 5
day week inc. weekends,
thru September, longer pos-
sible. Call 227-1443 for
interview. 2tp6/5
Mexico Beach Harmon
Realty seeking full time
reservationist/ receptionist.
Saturday and your own
transportation a must. Bring
resume or fill out an applica-
tion. 2tc6/5
Immediate Opening.
Interesting part time position
with good starting pay for
motivated, hard working,
dependable wdiker available
every Fnd'ay ru er.: 10 to 20:
hours per' Week. Please call
first for interview. Wade
Clark Auctions, 314 Reid
Ave, Port St. Joe, 850-229-
9282. 2tc6/5
Immediate openings in
home health care for the fol-
lowing positions: CNA with
HHAide certification on a per
diem basis for Gulf and
Franklin county, Full-time
RN case manager to serve
Gulf and Franklin county.
EOP, DFW. Inquire by calling
229-6566.
2tp6/5

Small engine mechanic/
service man. apply in person.'
St. Joe Rent All 706 1st
Street. Port St. Joe. tfc6/5
Help Wanted Child Care
Provider for toddler and light
house keeping at home.
Please call Melissa at 227-
7877 2tp5/29


-I
The City of Port St. Joe is
accepting applications for
the following position in the
City Hall: Accountant,
$28,232/ year. Bachelors or
Associate Degree from an
accredited college, supple-
mented by course work in
financial accounting or book-
keeping and considerable
experience in clerical
accounting or financial
record keeping work, or an
equivalent combination of
training and experience
which provides the required
knowledge,\ skills and abili-
ties. Applications and job
description may be picked up
and returned to the
Municipal Building, 305
Cecil G. Costin Blvd., Port St.
Joe,/ Florida 32456.
Application period is opened
until position is filled. The
City of Port St. Joe enforces a
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Employer. 2tc6/5
All survey, personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

Wonder Bar -hiring
Waitresses. Call 647-9920 or
come by. tfc6/5
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking an individual to fill a
full time staff position.
Applicants must have a High
School Diploma and have a
valid Florida Driver's License.
Duties will include, but not
be limited to the following:
various administrative pro-
jects, human resource.
Applicant must be computer
literate and have excellent
public relations and office
skills. Knowledge of local,
state and federal regulations
will be a plus.
Applications will be available
in ,the County Chief.
Administrator's office at
lu'0) _, -Cecil-'G. -Costin, Sf'.,-
Blvd., Room 302, Monday
thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. E.T. The deadline for
submitting 'applications is
June 20th. 2003. Questions
should be directed to (850)
229-6111 or (850) 639-6700.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity
Employer. 2tc6/5
A/C installer. Call Gary
Gaddis. 648-5474 tfc6/5

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Part Time, Full time
Cashier apply in person
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Blas, good pay, gas allow-
ance. 229-8775 tfc6/5
Broadband Level: HOME
HEALTH AIDES L1
Broadband Code: 31-1011-
1
Pay Band: 02
Class 'Title: HEALTH SUP-
PORT AIDE
Class Code: 5505
Position Number: 086508,
086509
Closing Date: 06/19/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$17,205.65 to $43,014.13
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT..
2475 GARRISON AVE.
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone : (850)227-1276, x
131
Announcement Type : Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. We hire
only U.S. citizens and lawful-
ly authorized alien workers.
If you need an accommoda-
tion because oif a disability in
Order to participate in the
application/selection
process, please notify the hir-
ing authority in advance. The
State of Florida does not tol-
erate violence in the work-
place. Preference shall be
given to certain veterans and
spouses of veterans as pro-
vided by chapter 295, Florida
.Statutes.
Special Notes: **FINGER-
PRINTING REQUIRED** O/T
DUE TO EMERGENCY
DUTIES REQ'D. TWO POSI-
TIONS AVAILABLE. BOTH
ARE 10-MONTH POSITIONS-
SALARY LISTED IS FOR 12
MONTHS AND WILL BE
PRORATED FOR 10
MONTHS. **POSITION
PENDING APPROVAL**
'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 2tc6/5
Opportunity Knocks
We are looking for the right
person to help launch anew
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.
2tp5/29

Russo's at the Old Flour Mill
Snow hiring all positions.
ltc6/5

Our Business Is Growing.
Need Additional Sales
Person In Gulf County. Call
(850) 670-5995. tfc6/5


Office Assistant needed.
Computer experience
required. call 227-7879.
2tc6/5

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. tfc6/5
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 6tc5/29
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
competitive 'starting salary.
Send resume to PO Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or
email resume to:
ruthie@gtcom.net 3tc5/29

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
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. tfce/5
Graphics/Composition
Seeking person ,ith si.klJs tin
'Quark and Phrotohop. Need
good -language skills and
experience 'in newspaper pro-
duction and/ r commercial
print design (Benefits). Send
resume' to the Star.
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. t.6/s
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. tfc6/5
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. tfc6/5


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


PLUS SMALL EN
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!


MOSS CREEK APTS.
126 Amy Circle,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
(850) 639-2722
Affordable living for
low-to-mid income families
1 BR or 2 BR Central Heat & Air
Carpeting Laundry Facilities


Voice/TTY Access _
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FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

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

Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 W


GULF SHORE STORAGE
201 Desoto Street, St. Joe Beach
Boat/RV Storage Storage Units
"Access 24/7"
23tp1/16 899-3665


MINI STORAGE
Ofe 228 Reid Ave.Steet, Port St Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400oCell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

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Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
S 850-227-9414
1 Fax 229-6041


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

BEACH

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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
gkadkidns@hotmail.c2m


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


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


MLARVIN;S Satellite
AService & Antennas
6331 Georgia ve., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
all (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


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In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We clean them. Best equipment on the market.
Call for free estimate now
647-3834


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850-899-3203 Cell


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2003 PAGE 11B


DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH
PROFESSIONAL HEALTH
CARE
Broadband Level: REGIS-
TERED NURSES LI
Broadband Code: 29-1111-
1
Pay Band: 06
Class Title: REGISTERED
NURSE
Class Code: 5290
Position Number: 985290
Closing Date: 06/19/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$24,287.38 to $60,718.44
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/Affirmatiye
Action Employer.
Minimum Qualifications:
LICENSURE AS A REGIS-
TERED PROFESSIONAL
NURSE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH FLORIDA STATUTE
464 OR ELIGIBLE TO PRAC-
TICE NURSING IN ACCOR-
DANCE WITH FLORIDA
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
210-8.22 OR 8.27. Licensure
as a Registered Piofessional
Nurse in accordance with
Florida Statute 464 or eligi-
ble to practice nursing in
accordance with Florida
Administrative Code 210-
8.22 or 8.27.
Special Notes: *FINGER-
PRINTING, DRUG SCREEN-
ING AND O/T DUE TO
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQUIRED. **PENDING
APPROVAL** POSITION IS A
10 MONTH POSITION.
SALARY LISTED IS FOR 12
MONTH POSITION. HOURLY
RATE IS $11.68.
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. 2tc6/5

Opening soon: Sea Level
Cafe, All positions avail-
able. Submit applications at
the Worlder Bar, St. Joe
Beach 647-9920. tfc6/5


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. tfc6/5

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. tfc6/5

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.
tfc6/5







LOST Border Collie white
w/black spots, 3 yrs. old go
by the name of BINGO. con-
tact 229-8079 Debbie Peak.
itp6/5







FREE COMPOST for your
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Bias 227-2584.
ltc6/5

"Old Florida" books: Wrath
and the Wind, Alex Key's
Novel about 1840's St.
Joseph and Apalachicola.
1949,' First ed., excellent
dust jacket, $60. Cross
Creek, Marjorie Rawlings,
1942, $25. 647-8245. ltp6/5

Free to good home beautiful
female kittens, Hand fed, lit-
ter box trained, sweet as can
be 227-1472. ltp6/5

Moving For Sale Solid pine
dining table, 6 chairs, and
matching china hutch. $450
obo. 229-1982. ltp6/5


o f Nort, P-orica

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. Nor 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


Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfc6/5

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
tfc6/5







EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463.. tfc6/5

SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING Easy
Qualifying, Low Down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action at
522-9303 days 527-1463
nights. tfc6/5

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. tfc6/5

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. tfc6/5

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, s6/5

NEW ZONE III DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
tfc6/5

ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with land and
improvements. 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc6/5

New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set up and serviced, 10 year
warranty, $32,500. Call 522-
9300. tfc6/5

NEW 28X80 over 2000 sq. ft.
includes delivery & setup,
etc. loaded with all the bells
S& whilldei. $47,900..CallMr. -
Action t-. 522-9303. tfc6/,5

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.
tfc6/5







Sunset Village lot for sale.
$269,000 (256) 348-4322.
2tp6/5


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. tfc6/5

Lot for Sale St. Joe Beach in
Sunset Village. dedicated
beach, swimming pool, ten-
nis courts adj to Arvida
Developments. 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. tfc6/5

Lg. lot for sale 60' by 185'
Gulf View in St. Joe Beach
Asking $169,500. Conv. 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. tfc6/5

Howard Creek Home com-
pletely refurbished to hew
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 tfc6/5

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

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.
tfc6/5

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,660 sq.
ft. of H/C, lot size 150x200,
500 sq. ft. wooden deck, new
HVAC, sprinkler system, bay
view and fronts Constitution
Park, 101 Allen Memorial
Way, $349,,500, shown -by-
appointment only.. Call 227-
2077 or your realtor. tfc6/5

HOUSE ONLY FOR SALE
(BUYER PAYS TO MOVE)
"Old Florida-Style" frame
house. Original wood floors,
walls, windows, 3 bedroom, 1
'bath, asking $25,000. Owner
has quotes for moving house.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5

Sunset Village lot for sale.
Restrictions and covenants,
dedicated beach, pool, tennis
court, clubhouse. Great
investment. $179,000 (334)
799-4200. 4tp6/5


33 1/2 acres Mol Dalkeith
32465 Call Chuck 813-931-
1134 4tp5/29

Houses for Sale: 2BR/1BA
on 3 lots, $29,000. 4BR/1BA
on 2 1/2 lots, $39000, Barn
on 3 lots $24,000. Call 639-
2511 after 4:00. tfc6/5

Lot for sale by owner: 75' x
120', Betty Dr. Ward ridge
$35,900 --- (850) 227-1280.
4tc6/5

Real estate for sale: Large lot
for sale, 60' x 185', Gulf view,
corner of Americus and
Court. Restrictions and
covenants. Dedicated beach
$150,000 (256) 348-4322.
4tp6/5.

Great retirement,, first home,
or weekend get-a-way. Old
Bay City Rd., Howard Creek,
\Wewahitchka. Complete
restoration Florida home, 2
bedroom, 1 bath, new central
heat and ,air, appliances,
screen porch, open deck, 1/2
acre. Minutes form fishing.
$79,900 Call 648-4194 or
229-7799. 2tc6/5







Computer Repair: Hardware
and Software solutions.
Troubleshooting: In home
computer training. Call
Ronnie 527-2330. 3tp6/5

Are you unhappy with' our
present .court system? You
can make a difference.
www.floridajail4judges.org;
863-494-0363; P.O. Box 573,
Arcadia, Florida 34265.


NOTICE OF SUSPENSE
TO: BILLY J. NEWSOME
Case No. CW2003-0566/W 9
A Notice of Suspension to
your license and eligibility for
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 Consumer
Division of Licensing, Post (
6687, Tallahassee, Florid
6687. If a request for hear
received by 21 days frnrm L
the last publication, -i.e ngr
ing in-this matter will be 'w
the Department "of Agricu
Consumer Services will disp
cause in accordance with lam
Publish May 15, 22, 29 an
2003
SI TrE CIRCUIT CO
OF THE 14TB JUDICIAL
IN AND FOR GULF CO
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-238-
U.S. BANK NATIONAL
TION F/KlA FIRST BANK
AL ASSOCIATION TRUSI
AGREEMENT DATED 6l1/
HOME EQUITY LONA
1998-21,
vs.
KENDALL BODY; RICI
BODY, JR.; UNKNOWN SP
KENDALL A. BODY;. U
SPOUSE OF RICHARD
JR.; JOHN DOE; JANE
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
SION OF THE SUBJECT
TY,
Di
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GI


SION
9529121
suspend
r licensure
You have


suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 19th day of
November, 2002, and entered in Case
no. 02-238-CA, of the Circuit Court of
the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for
Gulf County, Florida, wherein U.S.
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
F/K/A FIRST BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION TRUST UNDER AGREEMENT
DATED 6/1/98 [EQCC HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST 1998-2] is the plaintiff
and KENDALL BODY; RICHARD S.
BODY, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KENDALL A. BODY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD S. BODY, JR;
JOHN DOE: JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANT(SO IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY I will sell to the
highest and best bidder'for cash at the
FRONT LOBBY OF COURTHOUSE at
the Gulf C.,rr, Courthouse, in PORT
ST. JOE, FI:..-.J", 11:00 a.m.. EST on
the 20th day of June, 2003, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
Lots 7, 8 and 9 of Block "Y" of Unit
#3, Red Bull Island, Gulf County,
Florida; commence at the SE cor-
ner of U.S. Government Lot No. 2
in Fractional Section 30, T4S,
R9W in Gulf County, Florida; W
1,162.01 feet along the South
right of way ine of Red Bull Island
Drive; thence run N 2628' W
508.79 feet along the SW right of
way line of River Road; thence run
S 6332' W 135.0 feet along the
NW right of way line of a graded
street; thence run N 85'05' E
280.0 feet along the South right of
way line of a graded street; thence
run N 6332' E 14.08 feet along
the Southeast right of way line of
said graded street: thence run S
26'28' E 146.53 feet to the Point
of Beginning.
A/K/A: 1024 BODY STREET,
WEWAHITCHKA, FL 32465
In accordance 'with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled
persons who, because of their disabili-
ties, need special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000
5th Street. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
Telephone (850) 229-6113 prior to
such. proceeding.
Dated this 22nd day of May, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ TKnox
Deputy Clerk
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statites and
State Board of Education Rules. :
Summary: The following is a brief
description of each'proposal change.
Organizational chart
Economic Impact: These proposals
will result in no direct costs associated
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 P.M., E.T.
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Place: Gulf County School Board,
pursuant. 150 iddeScoolRoa-I


pursuant 150 Middle School Road-
1 120.57, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
a request The'entire text of the proposed rules
rtment of can be inspected during regular office
Services, hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office Box Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port
a 32314- St. Joe, FL.
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URT Pui'sh'Yle 5, 2003
CIRCUIT.
UNIT. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CONCERNING BONDS TO
FINANCE SINGLE, FAMILY
CA MORTGAGE PROGRAM
ASSOCIA- PUBLIC'NOTICE IS HEREBY
NATION- GIVEN that the BOARD OF COUNTY
T UNDER COMMISSIONERS OF GULF COUN-
98 [EQCC TY will conduct a Public Hearing on
TRUST the proposed issuance by the Bay
County Housing Finance Authority (the
Plaintiff, "Bay Authority") individually, or ointly
with another Florida Housing Finance
IARD S. Authority, or solely by another Florida
OUSE OF Housing Finance Authority of single
NKNOWN family mortgage revenue bonds in an
S. BODY, aggregate principal amount not
DOE AS exceeding $50,000,000 to be held on
POSSES- Tuesday. June 24, 2003, beginning at
PROPER- 6:00 p.m. EDT or as soon thereafter as
such matter may be -heard at the
ifendants. County Commission chambers in the
Robert A. Moore Administration
LE Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.
VEN pur- Boulevard. Port St. Joe, FL 32456.


Proceeds of such bond issue will
be used to finance the purchase of sin-
gle-family residences to be occupied
primarily by first-time homebuyers of
moderate, middle or lesser income
within Gulf County or various other
counties in the State of Florida.
All interested parties are invited
to present their comments at the time
and place set forth above.
Persons are advised that If they
decide to appeal any decisions made at
this hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such purpos-
es, they may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is
made which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. The needs of
hearing or visually impaired persons
shall be met If any. person wishing
assistance contacts the Bay Authority
sponsoring the meeting at least 48
hours prior tothe public hearing and
special meeting.
The BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS of GULF COUNTY will
also hold a meeting on June 24, 2003
at the above location :immediately fol-
lowing the Public Hearing to discuss
such matters as the Bay Authority
deems appropriate.
For further, information contact
Nevin Zimmerman, Attorney for the
Bay Authority, 420-W. Beach Drive,
Panama City, Florida 32401, telephone
number (850) 769-7714.
DATED: June 5, 2003
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY
By: Jerry W. Barnes
Chairman
Publish June 5, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1987 Toyota Pickup
VIN #JT4RN63R8H0100297
CASE NO.:*03-124-CA -
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an inter-
est in the above-described property,
which was seized on or about April 12,
2003, in Gulf County, Florida. Said
property is in the custody of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department. Any
owner, entity, bona fide lienholder or
person in possession of the property
when seized has the right to request a
preliminary adversarial hearing for a
probable causes determination from
the Circuit Court within 15 days of the
first publication of this notice, with
notice sent certified mail, return
receipt requested to Cecilia Redding
Boyd, Assistant State Attorney, P.O.
Box 860, Panama City, Florida 32402-
0860. A. Petition for Final Order of
Forfeiture has been filed in the above-
styled cause.
/s/. Cecila Redding Boyd
CECILIA REDDING BOYD
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P.O. Box 860
Panama City, FL 32402
(850) 763-1787
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a
Public Meeting
When June 20, 2003
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Commission Chambers
Subject: Bike Path Project
All pFr 'n, areit mned i. atr' rd Tocz,
rInePurig
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to anyi matter' considered at.
said meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of'the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. The..Board 'of City
Commission of the City of Port St. Joe
Florida will not provide a verbatim
record of this meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed intends to dispose of the per-
sonal property described below to'
enforce a lien imposed on said proper-
ty under the Self Storage Facility Act
statutes (section 83.801-83.809).
The undersigned will dispose-of said
property no later than June 14, 2003.
Property is located at St. Joe Rent-All,
Inc. 706 Ist'Street, Port St. Joe, Gulf
County, Florida.


Name Unit # Description
of Property
Vivian Harris #44 Misc. Furnish-
ings and Personal
Property
Barbara Bryant #53 Misc. Furnish-
ings and Personal
Property
Pam Little #90' Misc. Furnish-
ings and Personal
Property
Publish June 5, 2003
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces receipt of
an application from Brandon Causey,
File No. 19-0215281-001-DF, to recov-
er pre-cut submerged timber from the
Apalachicola River beginning at Mile
Marker 35.4 and extending to Mile
Marker 15.4. The timber recoveries will
be conducted in Gulf County.
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except legal n:.11. j ai L : [.i.N.,l .
District offi.:': .jr !rl .:..,: T.n:rni
Center, Pensacola,. Florida 32501-
5794.
Publish June 5 and June 12; 2003
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
OF ABANDONMENT OF
ALLEYWAYIROADWAY
NOTICE IS IEREBY GIVEN that
the Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, at its regular
meetingJune 24, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.,
E.S.T. will consider abandoning 'any
interest by the County and that of the
public in and to the following described
property:
That portion of Lightkeeper's
Drive beginning at the Northeast
corner (also most east front corner)
of Lot 16, of Beacon By The Sea
Phase 3,. a subdivision as per plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 13 or the Public Records of
Gulf County, Florida and run thence
North for 35.00 feet to the North
boundary line of said subdivision;
thence South 89 degrees 53 min-
utes 47 seconds west along the
North boundary of said subdivision
,or 310.08 feet; thence leaving said
North boundary run South 00
degrees 06 minutes 13 seconds
East for 35.00 feet to the
Northwesterly corner of Lot 15 of
said Beacon By The Sea; thence
North 89 degrees 53 minutes 47
seconds East along the North
boundary of said Lot 15 and Lot 16
for 310.01 feet to the Point of
beginning; containing 0.249 acre,
more or less.
This notice of abandonment was
initiated by the Gulf County
Commission at their May 27, 2003 reg-
ular meeting. Notice of. adoption of the
resolution abandoning the said road-
way will be published one time in a
newspaper of general circulation in
Gulf County, Florida, and the proof of
publication of the notice of hearing, the
resolution as adopted, and the proof of
publication of adoption of such resolu-
tion will be recorded in the Public
Records 'of Gulf County, Florida.
Board of County Commissioners
/s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Clerk Doug Birmingham
Publish June 5, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-24
The Gulf County Board of County.
Commissioners will receive bids from
anm per.ori c:1,m:1 .p:. r o.:-.r', :rti.t'
j.-.,td- r Jr. F.:,il.'ib-, Lh ._ I.l.tn '
Construction of a reinforced
concrete block veneer around
the Gull County Beaches Fire
Station with a colored stucco
finish; some brick accent areas
at main'doors, new' exterior
doors and frames, painted; relo-
cation of lights, power water,
telephone, main electrical ser-
vice and any other devices at
present wall surface, to the new
wall surface and replaceimetal
roof panels. -

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at the Beaches Fire'Station located at
7912 Alabama Avenue in St. Joe
Beach. Questions should be directed to
David Richardson at (850) 229-8944.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR'
COMPANY NAME, tr- ir,.- is a
SEALED BID and in-.lu.- r. BID
NUMBER and what the bid is for. ,
Bids will be received until Thursday,
July 10, 2003, at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the
Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will be
opened at this location on Monday,
July 14th, 2003.at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
Isl Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003


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NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-25
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
Interested in providing the following:
Design-Build proposal for
repairlreplacement of the Gulf
County Courthouse roof.
A mandatory pre-proposal conference
will be held In the conference room of
the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building at 10:00 a.m., E.T. on June
23, 2003. Questions should be direct-
ed to Don Butler at (850) 229-6111.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until Thursday,
July 10. 2003, at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at the
Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin. Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port
St. Joe. Florida 32456. Bids will be
opened at this location on Monday,
July 14th, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
I/a Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish June 5 and June 12, 2003


MINUTES

GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
PORT-ST. JOE, FLORIDA
APRIL 8, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this date
in regular session with the following
members present: Chairman Jerry W.
Barnes, Vice Chairman Carl W. Fox,
and Commissioners 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,
Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffln, Planner David
Richardson, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee, Solid
Waste Director Joe Danford, Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams, Workcrew
Superintendent Luthus Hand, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting
to order at 6:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Chairman Barnes opened the
meeting with prayer, and led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA / ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT
Upon discussion by Chairman
Barnes to remove Item #3 (pages 20-
21) and Item #11 (pages 58-59) from
the Consent Agenda, and to add invoic-
es #800. #807. #810, #817, and #818
from Panama Court Reporting (totaling
$1,269.40). Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the Consent
Agenda with these changes. Emergency


PUBLIC

NOTII:CES:]


0 1


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

Management/911 Coordinator Nelson
asked County Attorney McFarland to
read the proposed roadway abandon-
ment resolution. County Attorney
McFarland read the public hearing
notice and called for public comment.
Emergency* Management/911
Coordinator Nelson discussed the need
for a drainage ditch easement, and
Road Department Superintendent
Knee recommended that the County
retain a 15-foot ditch easement.
County Attorney McFarland requested
that the motion be carried for the
Consent Agenda, and then the Board .
can continue with the Public Hearing
on the roadway abandonment.
Commissioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
<4/22/03 Board re-voted on
the Consent Agenda and it passed 4-0,
with Commissioner Peters abstaining.>
1. Minutes March 25, 2003 -
Regular Meeting
2. Application Farm Share
Network
3. Bid Award #0203-10 T.D.C.
Marketing Consultant (Kerigan
Marketing Associates $3,000.00 *
Marketing Plan) "DELETE** #0203-
12 Integras Rehabilitation, Phase II
Project (G.A.C. Contractors
$576,524.38)
4. Court Order Payment to
Michael T. D'Errico, Ph.D. (#99-278-CF
* $600.00 to be paid from Account
#61019-31001) Payment to Ken
Lanier, LCSW (#99-278-CF $500.00 *
to be paid from Account #61019-
31001) Payment to James E. Hord,
Ph.D. (#01-264-CF & #02-008-CF *
$825.00 to be paid from Account
#61019-31002)
5. Insurance Renewal Quote &
Application (Fuel Tanks $720.00)
6. Invoice Agency for Health
Care Administration Medicaid
(February, 2003 *$12.328.34 to be
paid from Account #52264-34100) -
Bay Design Associates New'E.O.C.
($2,812.50 to be paid from Account
#21725-31000) County Attorney
Timothy McFarland (March, 2003 *
$3,172.50 to be paid from Account
#21314-31100) Fisher's Construction
- Public Works Building Addition (Bid
#0203-06 $4,848.00 to be paid from
Account #42834-62100) Harrison,
Rivard & Zimmerman C.B.RA. Legal
Services (#0303120 $5,696.58 to be
paid from Account #21111-31300) -
Panama Court Reporting (#799 03-
25-03 $308.28 / #800 03-28-03 *
$70.00 / #801 03-24-03 $258.28 /
#802 03-20-03 $143.28 / #803 *
03-25-03 $198.04 / #806 03-26-03
S$247.40 / #807 03-28-03 $80.00
/ #808 04-01-03 $180.72 / #809 *
04-03-03 $207.00 / #810 04-03-03
S$702.81 / #817 04-04-03 $258.28
/ #818 04-04-03 $158.28* to be paid
from various Court Reporter line items)
7. Park Donations Beacon Hill
Park (Clerk to create a Contributions &
Donations:Private line item for dpna-
tions made for Beacon Hill Park)
8. Purchase Request/Assistance
(City of Wewahitchka to purchase a
new fire truck with the County to pay
one-half of the annual payment from
Tupelo Fire Control District Funds)
9. Resolution & Agreement Gulf
County BCC / Florida Department of
Transportation (State Highway System
Lighting, Maintenance &
Compensation Agreement), as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-05
WHEREAS, the State of Florida


C:-p. rbin.Nnt :.1 Tfr ,: ortation, here-
iir.uir r.:'i--.J *I: j r, i. "F.D.O.T." find
I i 1- neieCm I -r 'ill County, here-
mAtlner rrle-rrcd I: mre "Maintaining
e -,:, 1. e -:. .L and deliver to the
F C 0I T i-5 i-rec-.T:r.t identified as
State l-iinda Sy3Lem Lighting,
Maintenance and Compensation
Agreement, hereinafter referred to as
the Agreement:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED by the maintaining agency:
that Jerry W. Barnes, Chairman of the
Gulf County Board of County
Commission be hereby authorized and
directed to execute and deliver the
Agreement to the F.D.O.T. a certified
copy of this Resolution be forwarded to
the F.D.O.T. along with the executed
Agreement.
On motion of Commissioner
McLemore, seconded by Commissioner
Traylor, the above Resolution was
introduced and passed by the
Maintaining Agency on the 8th day of
April, 2003.
(End)
10. S.H.I.P. Purchase
Assistance Audrey Croom
($11.615.00)
**DELETE** 11. Special Projects
Payments, as follows: Dist. 5 Hunter
Knepshield Company Playground
Equipment $ 2.118.84 (End)
12. T.D.C. Invoice Approval (The
Old Flour Mill $26.27 / Circuit City
$179.94 / Dockside CafE $25.47 /
Office Depot $26.84 to be paid from
various T.D.C. line items)
13. T.D.C. Travel Request -
Florida Association of Convention &
Visitors Bureaus Marketing Industry
Summit (Melbourne, FL 05/5-6/03)
PUBLIC HEARING ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT / SECTION OF S.,
LONG ROAD
County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed the proposed resolution that
was previously read regarding aban-
donment of a portion of South Long
Road, and recommended that the reso-
lution be adopted contingent upon the
County retaining a ditch easement.
After further discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the following
Resolution abandoning a portion of
South Long Road, contingent upon the
County retaining a 15-foot ditch ease-
ment. Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-06
(RESOLUTION NOT PROVIDED -
WILL BE INSERTED AT A LATER
DATE)
UNITED WAY
Joyce Waters, of United Way,
appeared before the Board to present
them with a plaque in appreciation for
donations to United Way.
Commissioner Peters thanked Allen
Cox for his efforts and encouragement
to donate to the Gulf County United
Way Program. Allen Cox also thanked
the Board for their support.
PROPOSED ORDINANCE -
WHITE CITY PARK
County Attorney McFarland pre-
sented a proposed ordinance regarding
prohibition 'of alcoholic beverages at
the White City Park, and reported that
this proposed ordinance will be adver-
tised for Public Hearing. Commissioner
Fox discussed the problems he has
been. experiencing with this issue.
LEASE AGREEMENT FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN.& FAMI-
LIES
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland, Commissioner
Peters motioned to renew/extend the
lease agreement with the Division of
Children & Family Services for office
space in, the Old Gulf County
Courthouse in Wewahitchka; for an
additional three years. Commissioner


McLemore seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
- STONE CONTAINER LITIGATION
FEES
County Attorney McFarland
reported that the Board received a let-
ter from School Board Superintendent
Jerry Kelly regarding the County's
request to pay a percentage of the
attorney fees generated in the Stone
Container property tax litigation. He
stated that there Is also a copy of a let-
ter from the Florida Department of
Education which states that the School
Board does not have a legal obligation
to help pay the attorney fees. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner .McLemore
motioned to submit a letter to request
that a vote be taken by the City of Port
St. Joe and the Gulf County School
Board regarding the County's request
for their help in paying for these attor-
ney fees. Commissioner Fox seconded
the motion, and it passed unanimous-
ly.
COASTAL ISSUES C.B.R.A. /
FLOOD INSURANCE
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding the
contract with Attorney William
Harrison regarding the C.B.R.A. issue
(will expire on 05/22/03),
Commissioner Fox motioned to extend
the agreement on a month by month
basis until the C.B.RA. issues are
resolved. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
Members of the Board also dis-
cussed allowing Attorney Harrison to
lobby Legislation to fully fund' the
Beaches Sewer Project and F.R.D.A.P.
projects. Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler to obtain a
proposal from Attorney Harrison on
these additional projects,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
retain Attorney Harrison for the addi-
tional work, and to remain within the
bid limit on the costs. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
LETTER -'SPENDING PLANS /
GRANT
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed his concerns about a letter;
from Commissioner Peters to Chief
Circuit Judge Pittman regarding the
County's spending plans for the
Courthouse Renovations and Article V
grants. He stated that the letter con-
tains inaccuracies, and discussed the:
processes that have been followed in
developing the first spending plans
submitted to the State (meetings
attended, approval, of spending plans
by the Board, engineering, etc.).
Commissioner Peters stated that the
letter was written by him, and typed'by
Emergency Management Staff, and he
reviewed the letter before signing it,
Commissioner Peters discussed the
spending plans, roof repair project, and
elevator project. After discussion
regarding the new $100,000.00 spend-
ing plan, Chief Administrator Butler
recommended that the funds be accu-
mulated to pay for the roof repair pro-
ject.
ROAD DEPARTMENT JOB
OPENINGS
Upon discussion and recommen-
dation by Road Department
Superintendent Knee, Commissioner
Peters motioned to move Teddy Kemp
to the Maintenance I position and
Robert Jones to the Truck Driver I
position, effective immediately.
Commissioner McLemore seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0203-13 SELL
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Commissioner Traylor motioned to
award bid #0203-13 for sale of the
Road Department 1994 John Deere
Tractor (Serial #L06300M125710) to
Ralph Rish, in the amount of
$12,600.00. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed unan-
imously.
AWARD BID #0203-14 NEW
TRACTOR / ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by Road
Department Superintendent Knee,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
award bid #0203-14 to J. D.
Swearingen Equipment Company (only
bidder), in the amount of $38,147.00,
for a new Road Department tractor.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
Road Department Superintendent
Knee reported that the new tractor will
be paid with funds from (1) sale of the
1994 John Deere Tractor ($12,600.00),
(2) 2002-03 Road Department
Equipment budget ($10,000.00), and"
the remaining funds will come from the
2003-04 Budget.
ROAD DEPARTMENT SHOP -
PROPERTY
Road Department
Superintendent Knee discussed the
need for additional property for the
Gulf County Road Department, and he
reported that Mr. George Core has
agreed to sell his adjoining property to
the County at the appraised value (pre-
sented a letter and map from Mr. Core).
Upon Inquiry by Commissioner Peters,
Road Department Superintendent
Knee stated that the property is 15
acres' more or less. Commissioner
Peters stated that the City' of
Wewahitchka was interested in some of
this property, and discussed contact-
,ing the City of Wewahitchka to see if
they would like to purchase a portion
of the property. Commissioner Peters
then motioned to have the property
appraised. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
AGENDA/INFORMATION DEAD-
LINE / HOLIDAY
Deputy Clerk Roberts reported
on a letter from Deputy Clerk Kopinsky
that, due to the Courthouse being
closed on Friday, Aprill8, 2003 (Good
Friday), the deadline for placing items
in the agenda or information packet for
the 04/22/03 meeting will be
Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.D.T.
AWARD BID #0203-15 WHITE
CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE TRUCK
Deputy Clerk Roberts reported
that Michael Hammond, of the White
City Fire Department, has recommend-
Sed that the Board award bid #0203-15
to Central States Fire Apparatus (only
bidder), in the amount of $164,275.00
S(discount of $4,105.00), for a new fire
truck for the White City Fire
Department. Upon motion byr
Commissioner Fox, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved this
recommendation.
AWARD BID #0203-16 HIGH-
LAND VIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT FIRE
TRUCK
Deputy Clerk Roberts reported
that Shawn Butler, of the Highland
View Fire Department, has recom-
mended that the Board award, bid
#0203-16 to Central States Fire
Apparatus (only bidder), in the amount
of $166,372.00, for a new fire truck for
the Highland View Fire Department.
Upon motion by Commissioner Fox,
second by Commissioner McLemore,
and unanimous voke, the Board
approved this recommendation,
INTERVIEW COMMITTEE PUB-
LIC WORKS STAFF ASSISTANT
Commissioner Peters motioned
for Sandv Hobbs to serve on the


Interview Committee for the new Public
Works Staff Assistant. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion and, after
discussion, the motion passed unani-
mously.
OPEN HOUSE STATE ROAD
BIKE PATH
Commissioner Peters reported
that an Open House will be held on
April 15th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at
Sunland/William J. Rish Park regard-
ing construction of a bike path on State
Road 30E from Cape Palms Park to St.
Joseph State Park.
MOSQUITO SPRAY TRUCK
Commissioner Peters discussed
complaints that he has received
regarding the mosquito spray truck
spraying near certain homes, and he
requested that the truck not spray near
these homes. Commissioner Fox
reported that the County has a new
employee driving the mosquito spray
truck and he may not have been noti-
fied not to spray near these homes.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Commissioner Fox stated
that the driver will continue to spray on
the roads these homes are located on,
but will not spray near the houses that
are specified. Marion Hough appeared
before the Board to discuss her health
problems caused by an allergy to the
mosquito spraying chemical, and
requested that the County not spray
near her home. Commissioner Fox
requested that he be contacted by the
driver the next time he sprays in White
City, so that he can show him where
npt to spray. Commissioner McLemore
requested that the County place "No
Mosquito Spraying" signs near Ms.
Hough's home, and any others that
have requested no spraying. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner McLemore
requested that Solid Waste Director
Danford order several of these signs.
SWA-CARS PRIVATE'PROPER-
TY
Upon inquiry by Cornmissioner
Fox, Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed placing the swa-cars on the
County right-of-way, not on private
property. Commissioner McLemore
discussed that churches, are private
property, and recommended that swa-
cars not be placed on any private prop-
erty. Commissioner Peters reported
that volunteers work at the churches,
and people whose homes have burned
need the County to allow swa-cars on
their property. The Board agreed to
allow swa-cars to be on the right-of-
way during Spring Clean up.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL LETTER
Commissioner Traylor discussed
a letter the .Board received from Gulf
Pines Hospital. Commissioner Traylor
requested this matter be tabled,until
County Attorney McFarland can read
this letter.
MILITARY TROOPS IN IRAQ
Commissioner Traylor expressed
his support and gratitude to President
Bush and the people serving in the mil-
itary in "Operation Iraqi Freedom".
NOISE ORDINANCE
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Major Nugent reported that
tickets are issued against individuals if
their car radios can be heard at a dis-
tance of 100-feet. Commissioner
McLemore requested that the Sheriffs
Office increase patrol of the noise ordi-
nance in Wewahitchka.
COUNTY COMMISSION MEET-
INGS
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed that this has been a pleasant
board meeting, and stated that he is
willing to work harder at making the
board meetings more professional than
what they have been. Chairman
Barnes thanked Commissioner
McLemore for his cooperation in this
matter.


HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE
Chairman Barnes passed the
Chair to Vice Chairman Fox, and
motioned to appoint Alan McNair and
Sandra Chafin to serve on the Health
Care Committee. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously. Chairman Fox
returned the Chair to Commissioner
Barnes. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, Chairman
Barnes reported that Doug Kent has
resigned .from this committee.
Commissioner Peters requested that a
list of the Health Care Committee
members be presented to him.
GULF COUNTY EXTENSION
AGENT
Commissioner Traylor welcomed
County Extension Agent Carter back to
work, and County Extension Agent
Carter thanked everyone for their
prayers during his illness.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL LETTER
E.M.S.
Commissioner Traylor discussed
a letter froni Gulf Pines Hospital
regarding the ambulance service taking
their patients to the nearest qualified
medical facility, he also discussed that
in the past it has been the patient's
decision where to be transported by
E.M.S. (Gulf Pines Hospital, Bay
Medical Center, etc.). E.M.S. Director
McGuffin reported that Gulf Pines
Hospital is requesting clarification, and
also reported that the E.M.S. protocols
state that all patients are to go to Gulf
Pines Hospital. unless the patient
requests otherwise and meets certain
criteria. E.M.S. Director McGuffin stat-
ed that E.M.S. Medical Director Dr.
Curry will submit a letter to Gulf Pines
Hospital, along with a copy of their pro-
tocols, After further discussion by
E.M.S. Director McGuffln,
Commissioner Traylor requested that,
County Attorney McFarland review the
'release and liability forms that the
patients sign when requesting to be
taken to another facility. Upbn inquiry
by Commissioner Fox, E.M.S. Director
McGuffin stated that all patients must
sign the waiver before being transport-
ed to Bay County.
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters, E.M.S. Director McGuffin
reported that Gulf Pines Hospital has a
new Emergency Room wing (5 new
rooms, new equipment, new staff).
Commissioner Peters discussed
that he was taken to Gulf Pines
Hospital when he was involved in an
accident (did not request to be trans-
ported to Bay County), and was admit-
ted for three days.
AWARD BID #0203-12 / INTE-
GRAS REHABILITATION, PHASE II
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that the developer has
requested modifications. to the road-
way plan of the Integras Rehabilitation,
Phase II Project. Upon recommenda-
tion by Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned to
award bid #0203-12 to G.A.C. (Gulf
Asphalt Company low bidder), in the
amount of $576,524.38, contingent
upon the Florida Department of
Community Affairs approval of the
modification, for the Integras
Rehabilitation, Phase II. Project.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unanimously.
DRAINAGE PROBLEM .
C. R. Smith appeared before the
Board to discuss a drainage problem
on his property located on Brian
Setterich Road. Upon request by
Chairman Barnes, Road
Superintendent Knee discussed this
matter. After discussion, the Board
agreed to plug the middle of the culvert
pipe to see if the water 'rn off will
detour from flowing 'under Mr. Smith's
house.


SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special Projects
Payments:
Dist. I Wewahitchka Elementary
School (W.E.S.). E.S.E. Program
$300.00
Dist. II Wewahitchka Elementary
School (W.E.S.) E.S.E. Program
$300.00
(End)
MOSQUITO SPRAY TRUCKS
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to discuss her sup-
port regarding the "no mosquito spray-
ing" issue. She reported that she had
requested that the area near her home
not be sprayed two years ago, but it
was sprayed last year and has been
sprayed this year. Chairman Barnes
requested that "no mosquito spraying"
signs also be placed near Ms.
Blackwell's home.
COUNTY COMMISSION MEET-
INGS SOUND SYSTEM
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to request that Chief
Administrator Butler have a micro-
phone because the audience is unable
to hear him when he speaks.
NOISE ORDINANCE CAR
RADIOS
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to discuss that the
Board should be concerned about the
noise created by the North Florida
Motor Speedway (race track), as well as
noise created by car radios.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to state that there is a
reason why many people do not want
to be treated at Gulf Pines Hospital
and, she also stated that E.M.S.
patients should be notified before they
are placed in an ambulance that will be
transporting them to Gulf Pines
Hospital. Commissioner Traylor report-
ed that this procedure is already in
effect. E.M.S. Director McGuffin dis-
cussed the ambulance protocols and
trying to meet each patient's needs.
MOSQUITO SPRAY PHONE
CALLS
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Public Works Staff
Assistant Hobbs reported that the
office has received many phone.scalls
regarding mosquito complaints.
Marilyn Blackwell appeared before the
Board to state'that there is an article in
the newspaper requesting that resi-
dents call about the mosquito spray-
ing, and that residents should do fur-
ther research about the chemicals in
the spray.
HEALTH CARE MEETING
Bill Williams, of the Health Care
Committee, appeared before the Board
to invite the public to attend a Health
Care meeting with.Bay Medical on April
16, 2003 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,
E.T., at the Beacon Hill Wellnpss facili-
ty.
COUNTY COMMISSION MEET-
ING-,CONDUCT
Chairman Barnes thanked the
Commissioners for their cooperation in
holding a very professional, organized
meeting. Commissioner Peters agreed
with Chairman Barnes, and
Commissioner Fox apologized to Ms.
Hough for raising his voice.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, the meeting did then adjourn
at 7:45 p.m., E.P.T.
JERRY W, BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK


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