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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: July 3, 2003
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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41 Receive Scholarships
During Langston Program. Pg. 8A

Wewa Moves Forward
On Land Use Change Pg. 4A

PSJ Commission ..... Pg. 3A

Rotary Banquet... Pg. 8A

Gulf/Franklin Bids
Farewell to Barker. ... Pg. 1B
Law Enforcement News Pg. 1 OA
Sports..... ... Pgs. 11 & 12A
Society... .......... Pg. 2B
Obituaries .......... Pg. 6B
Church News.......... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals .Pgs. 10-12B


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There will be something for
everyone on July 4-fireworks,
food, an art exhibit, live entertain-


much, much more.
Port St. Joe
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Britt Greene, president of the St. Joe Community Foundation, hands over a check to Care Closet director Vic
LaFerle as volunteers and supporters of the outreach program look on inside Care Closet's new Fourth Street
facility. -Star photo


St. Joe Foundation Awards


$30,000 Gran to Care Closet


by Tim Croft
To completely fracture a shopworn cliche. it takes
a community to raie iup a Care Closet.
The only testimonial required would be -a quick
tour of the Care Closet's new Fourth Street facility and
perusal of racks of clothes v.hich could compete with
Dillard's.
The outreach program which provides clothing for
the less fortunate moved into its new home at 501 E.
4th St., this week, timed perfectly with the receipt of a
$30.000 donation from the St. Joe. Community
Foundation (STJCF).


The money is earmarked for the Care'Closet build-
ing fund. which the organization's director, Vic LaFerle
:hoped would have halrested to pay off the estimated
$125.000 building before the end of the year.
*This is a big donation." LaFerle said of the STJCF
funds. 'It's a bigchunk. We're getting close to having it
funded." '
For, the STJCF, the donation dovetailed with its
mission of raising quality of life in communities where
Arxida developments and the little white bird have
become part of the landscape.
(See Care Closet on Page 9A)


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There'will be two other trips to the
home-one at 12:30 p.m. ET and
3:30 p.m. ET.
A pictorial historical review can.
be seen from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET
at the Port St. Joe Public Library,
Art exhibits will be open at T"h t
Chateau and Capital City Bank,
family contests will take place all
day and a military fly-over by
Tyndall Air Force Base is sched-
uled to take place between 7:00
and 7:30 p.m. ET.
Fireworks are set to begin at
9:30 p.m. ET to be fired from a
barge located .in the bay off of
Frank Pate Park.
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Mexico Beach : :, 'ewalutcka is going to
The Blast on be filled with activities
e Beach will begin for the whole family.
th. The Sandy Shoes'5K .. At 6:00 p.m. CT the kids
alk/Run beginning at 7:00, actd\ities will begin. Sack-races.
n. CT. Trophies will be awarded face painting, a watermelon walk.
the men's and women's division. and many other great activities are
lere is a $15 entry fee which gets.-- planned for the kids. .
evy participant a free T-shirt. The Terry Nunnery Gospel
ie event begins at the corer of Band will strike the first chord at
ith Street and Highway 98. in 6:00 p.m. CT and will play until
xico Beach. .7:30 p.m. CT when the Joe Paul
A free fishing tournament for Band takes the stage.
1kds 1,2 and under will begin at The fireworks extravaganza
00 a.m. CT. Trophies and rib- will begin at 8:45 p.m. CT.
ns will be presented to all who For more information contact
'n up. the City of Wewahitcka at 639-
The Beach Party being held 2605.


90t h Birthday Bash In Progress
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Jim Garth unveiled the city medallion that his company, Decorative
Flooring, presented to the city. Mayor Frank Pate and Rep. Bev Kilmer are pic-
tured with Garth after the presentation. -Star photo


S by Tim Ciroft : '
There's still time.. Still some
kind of fun to come.' :
And don't fret, when it comes to
celebrating a 90th birthday, not to
mention the Fourth of July, the
folks around here aren't going to be
slowed by no stinkin'weather.
The week-long shindig for the
City of Port St. Joe's 90th birthday
is hitting the home stretch,. with
several activity-packed days sand-
wiched arouindthe traditional
Independence Day ,blowout and-
fireworks.
For those dismayed about last
week's announcement that the
pirates had their ship scuttled,
Don't fret.
Recognizing an opportunity for
"plunder." a new pirate ship. the
Jolly Fisherman, captained by Sam
- Craft, has arrived.
The 72-foot, 50-year-old, three-
masted vessel will be bringing the
outlaws of the sea ashore on


Friday. complete with cannon and
realistic costumes.
"I think they will add to the fes-
tivities of the July Fourth." said
Sandra Chafin, executive director of,
the county Chamber of Commerce.
Of course, there is still
Thursday to plough through and
there is plenty packed into that
day's schedule.'
S From a history presentation at
the library to a series of one-act
plays re-enacting events in the his-
tory of Port St. Joe and Old Florida
at the Chateau Nemours, there is
plenty. to keep the entire family
enthralled.
A parade. with Rep. Allan
Bense, R-Panama City, as grand
marshal will kick off a nighttime
block paiy and cookout at the
Chateau.
Friday is filled with events at.
Frank Pate Park, boat trips to the,
WindMark Beach Idea House,.
and a host of Fourth of July tradi-


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Shriners fold flag which was later presented to Rep. Kilmer.
tions, such as the blessing of the It all closes out with more his-
fleet, military fly-over arid, of torical presentations at the library
course, fireworks 'round about and a nighttime gala.
dusk. For more information contact
Did we mention pirates? City Hall at 229-8261.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


George Royal gives historical
review.


THURSDAY, JULY 3
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe Hfistory Presentation
Gulf County Public Library
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Cookout-Back Lawn of The
Chateau
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Bag Pipe Serenade, Stage
Performances and The Way We
Were Monologues-Reid Avenue
8:00 p.m.
Parade-Reid Avenue
Grand' Marshall Rep. Allan Bense
City Commissioners on Float
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Art Exhibits by Professional and
Amateur Artists-Capital City Bank
and The Chateau
FRIDAY, JULY 4
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Port St. Joe History Presentation
Gulf County Public Library


9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Boat Trips to Arvida Idea Home
Idea Home Open House-WindMark
Beach
3:30-10:00 p.m.
Art Exhibits-The Chateau and
Capital City Bank
3:30-10:00 p.m.
Blessing of the Fleet
Events at Frank Pate Park:
Food & Craft Vendors
Living History Events
The Turpentine Industry
Meet Your Mates, in the Park
Live Entertainment
Family Contests
F-15 Fly-Over
Pirate Invasion
Fireworks Display
SATURDAY, JULY 5
8:00-12:00 p.m.
Birthday Gala,
Centennial Building


A community choir, led by First Baptist Church Minister of Music Buddy Caswell, presented a patriotic musical to
open Tuesday evening's festivities. -Star photo


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN


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Old Glory.


ITTEN BY
AMSEY, EDITOR


. ...... B -- i 4 by Kesley Colbert


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Flying Strong

I am the flag of the United States of America. I was conceived in the
dreams of liberty; and in the hopes of freedom. I was designed by the
Stands of Betsy Ross, and her sewing basket was my cradle. Though I was
never an orphani, I was adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777 and
proclaified the national emblem of a nation newly born on this continent,
fighting valiantly for survival and destined to bring to all mankind a new
concept of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I have been many places and seen many things. I have witnessed every
event of American history. I was there when they fired the shot heard
'round the world. I was there in the late twilight at Fort McHenry and
inspired Francis Scott Key to write the immortal "Star Spangled Banner";
now our national anthem. I saw Molly Pitcher take the cannon swab from
the hands of her dead husband and help carry on the fight for freedom.
I felt the biting cold at Valley Forge, and gave warmth and comfort to
General Washington and his tired and hungry Continental Army. I rode
with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. I saw the signal that
started the midnight ride of Paul Revere. I was flown above the decks of
Old Ironsides, and from the masts of the Yankee and China Clippers. I
blazed the trail with Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.
I led the settlers going West, and crossedDeath Valley in a covered
wagon. I was carried through the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of
Tripoli by the United States Marines. Once I fell to the ground at Custer's
Last Stand, and there were no living hands left to pick me up. I galloped
up the slopes of San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Rid-
ers of the United States Cavalry. I stayed with the boys until it was over,
over there, and on the battlefields of the Marne, St. Michael, and the
Argonne Forest.
I saw many of the young men of our nation fall and lie,still in death.
They had given their last full measures of devotion. The war was over for
them forever; and I kept. my lonely vigil over their graves and stayed to
watch the poppies grow amid the crosses row on row, on Flanders Field. I
was raised by five brave men during the Battle of Iwo Jima. I waved
farewell to the four immortal chaplains who went down with their ship,
having given their life jackets to others on the ship.
I landed with our troops at Anzio, I was with those who went up Pork
Chop Hill. I was in Korea, and in the rice paddies of Vietnam. I introduced
Saddam Hussein to the Desert Storm. I even went to the moon with the
astronauts, and I stand there as a reminder of the Yankee determination
to catch and pass any nation that tries to out do my people.
I am many things to many people. I am an inseparable link in the
chain that binds men to God and country; each link welded in the fires of
purity by the hands of God, Himself. And because I am on the side of God,
the godless would destroy me, but they dare not, because I am protected
by the mighty land armies of the nation, the powerful and deadly flett of'
the Navy and.the screaming eagles.of the AirForce, watching and waiting
to sweep downrand destroy anything that would harm me.
: To so-ffij~T al yesterday, todai,'a'; id tomorrow; to others, I am a glo-
--''idus.child, tc-somne a grand old manpir a most gracious lady. I have sev-
eral names. I am called "The Red, White and Blue", "The Star-Spangled
Banner", the "Stars and Stripes", but I am most commonly known by a
nickname given me by an old sea captain, who called me "Old Glory".
I have not changed much in my 200 years. I still have my original 13
stripes, but, as each state came into the union, a new star was proudly
added to the constellation of my blue field. It started with 13 stars; now
there are 50.
Many more things I would like to tell you, biut we haven't time. How-
ever, I do want to see you again. I am easy to find. I am everywhere, I am
in the hopes of the poor, in the mansions of the rich, in Independence Hall
with the;,Declration of Independence and the Liberty Bell. I am.in the
. White_ House with the President, I am in all the churches. cathedrals and
synagogues, in the Council ofthe Boy and Girl Scouts of America. in all
the schools where they pledge allegiance to me;
I draped the caskets of our nation's heroes. borne to their last resting.
place; the' caskets of presidents, generals, admirals. humble privates and
the Unknown Soldier. Wherever free men gather, wherever there is justice.:
equality, faith, hope, charity, truth or brotherly love. there too. am [. May
history never write my obituary, for I am the Stars and Stripes FOREVER.
I AM OLD GLORY!
-Author Unknown


One Fourth of July Daddy rea-
soned that we ought to go back to
where he and Mother grew up and
celebrate with the relatives at Mt.
Zion.
That went over like a lead bal-
loon with me, Leon and David
Mark. First of all, I kinda liked
going downtown and counting, all,
the flags, bobbing for apples, play-
ing chase around the World War I
cannon and eating watermelon til I
near 'bout busted. We had fire-
works. And some years we even
had a parade! Plus me and Yogi,
Buddy and Ricky Gene could have
"some more serious fun" if you left
us alone all day in town.
"Daddy, could we just stay
home this year and maybe-"
"No, I believe we're going to
your grandmother's."
It wasn't no use to say any-








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thing else. I wasn't the smartest
pup in the litter but Dad wasn't
"suggesting" that we go or "enter-
taining any votes" on the subject.
He was "declaring"!
We sat in the back seat and
.played "I spy" and "rocks, paper
and scissors" on .the long drive
over there. .
Mt. Zion was a million, miles
from'niowhere. It was in the middle
of nothing. There was no highway
or paved road back to it. !There
were two buildings and a cenie-.
tery. One was a church and the
other was a small, one room school
house. You had to drive through a
creek to get there. And 'I don't
mean over the, water. I mean
through it! Theyf haven't gotten
around to building a bridge there
til this dayl
Dad grew up.just down the
road going toward Minor .Hill.,
Mother grew up going out the,
other way toward Pulaski.: We'd
heard the story a few hundreds
times how they had .met at Mt.
Zion....
What kind of Fourth ,of July


can you have when there are trwo
buildings, no town square. no
World War I cannon, no pals. no
fireworks and precious few places
"to get out of sight" of the grown-
ups! The prospects were slim
indeed when we piled out of that
wet '51 Chevrolet.
Granny hugged us so hard her
bonnet twisted sideways. Pa shook
our hands, didn't matter to him
how small that hand was, and
looked us right in the eye when he
spoke to us. Uncle Clifford was
greeting everyone with a smile and
a kind word. Aunt Beatrice was in
charge of the food. Uncle Womack
was hunkered down over under a
shade tree, smoking a Camel.
Uncle Hugh wyas laughing out.
loud. Aunt Adell and Ruby Nell
were in charge of the talking. I
reckon we were kin to everybody
here .
Jesse Cole White came by to
tell us about a baseball game he
and Dad played way back before
the war. Mr. Frank Price started
telling us about the night-he and
Daddy lost the money outside the.


church. It was "almighty dark" and
so they went in during prayer
meettm and took the only lamp
outside to look Mother didn't let
him finish!
I wen- off with my cousin
Charles. We were the same age.
And cousin J. C. and Joseph were
just a couple of years younger. And
Charles had two little sisters, as
did'J. C. and Joseph. I tell you, a
couple more show up and we'd
have enough for a ball game
'Uncle F. D. got us all out on
the swinging foot log over the creek
and, begin to shake and rock that
thing! Barbara and Martha fell in
the water! Naturally, the rest of us
jumped in to save them! F. D. car-
ried us up on that :big hill behind
the cemetery. We wrestled' and
fought and rolled each other,down
that hill for hours.
F. D. was the uncle that never
grew up. And he had the best
ideas..... Pretty soon we divided
into teams and were throwing crab
apples "at each other. They had
done called us to eat twice but we'
See Kesley on .Page ,3,


Port St. Joe Is A Little City with A Rich History, and On The Go ......


SO, PORT ST. JOE is observ-
ing its 90th birthday this week.
90 years of being a city, and
it's still growing!
Actually, Port St. Joe is older
than 90. It's more like 165 years.
old. It's one of the oldest cities in
Florida, with the exception of St.
Augustine, Apalachicola and Pen-
sacola.
It's older than the state, itself!
The state was started right
here, you know, with a constitution '
convention, held across the street
from where I live, over 165 years
ago. When the constitution was fin-
ished, Florida applied for state'-
hood.
There's a lot of history in this
place. but history is largely ignored
in the location Where it happened.
For instance, in Sunday's
News-Herald, there was a story
about the Confederate salt works,
which existed in and around St.
Atdrew, during the Civil War,
S.which partially supplied the South
.. with valuable -alt.



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SFL ORID.A William H.
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Shirley Ramse


Not a mention of the salt works
which existed on the Cape near
Port St. Joe. As a matter of fact,
there has been a group of cabins,
on the bay, known as The Old Salt
Works, located on the site, -for
years.

PORT ST. JOE was right in the
thick of things, in those days.
It had the state's first railroad
and was building up a good cotton
shipping export business before
the financial panic struck the
nation and railroads began to
spring up, carrying freight to the
Carolinas for export.
It had the most population of


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any city' in the state at one time.
It boasted one of the few news-
papers to be printed'in the nation,
copies of which are still in exis-
tence in the state library in Talla-
hassee and in the museum here in
Port St. Joe.
There's a lot of interesting
things from our history, in the
state museum, located right across
from the Centennial Building.
While we're at it: did you know
why the Centennial Building was
built and how it got its name? I'll
bet you newcomers to Port St. Joe
didn't know, and your numbers are
far more than old-timers, now.
The Centennial Building was


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built by the state to commemorate
the 100th birthday of the drafting
of the first state constitution, in
1938.

SO, YOU SEE, PORT St. Joe,
has been around for a while: longer
than Florida has been a member of
the United States!
She has kept her "good looks"'
all these years.
Not a grey hair is showing in
her "head". And, there is plenty of
reason for her to have snow-white
hair, from all the things that have
happened to her.
First, the yellow fever struck
with a vengeance, nearly killing
every citizen in the young town,,
and certainly ruining any claims to'
being a business center, she might
have had.
Then a huge hurricane struck'
the town, along with an extremely
high tide The town was built on
the lowest property in the area, so
everything took on'water and was


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destroyed.
People moved out to 'higher
ground in droves and the town was
largely abandoned.
Still, the town hadn't been
incorporated for all these years.


but, not Port St. Joel

THE TOWN IS re-building
now, and it's larger than ever and
has more people living in its envi-'
rons.


All her "teeth" are still there,
BUT JUST BECAUSE IT was even though they have undergone
now "modern times", the city's a metamorphosis.
hard blows to 'the solar plexus; Her feet and legs are still
weren't over, yet! healthy and strong.
Next came .the demise, of the Her heart is sound and she
paper mill, which had been built doesn't-have any dreaded diseases
here during the depression, provid-. to worry over.
ing jobs for people for miles All in all, Port St. Joe is very
around. healthy: but her blood pressure is
Before that, a huge lumber mill a little high. She is over-active to
located here turned belly up, after some extent.
years of operation. But Port St. Joe is a little city
The railroad drastically cut.. on the go! Her burgeoning harbor
back on its operations after the .is inthe throes of becoming active
paper mill's demise and the "net again; she has several new, small
control law" slowed down a giant industries to take up some of the
fishing industry which employed a .' economic slack; and, before long
large number of people. people will reverse that exodus as
Those events, alone, are more and more come here to stay
enough to finish off most cities -- "and buy homes!


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Kilmer


Discusses


Campaign


Issues
Representative Bev Kilmer was
in Port St. Joe last Tuesday evening
to attend a Republican Party fund
raiser'being held to support her
congressional campaign bid.
Rep. Kilmer announced her
candidacy for Congress recently
and will be seeking the congres-
sional seat currently held by
Congressman Allen Boyd.
When asked why she was wad-
ing into a race where the
Democratic office holder has had
such great success, Rep. Kilmer
said, "I felt as though I was led to
enter the race."
Specifically she, was speaking
of divine guidance as she saw the
pieces of the political puzzle begin
to fall in place without any con-
scious effort on her part. Most of
those parts became clear to her
during, a recent federal summit in
Washington. It was at that meeting
the Republican National committee
began to show interest in Kilmer as
a candidate for congress and start-
ed offering its support.
"This is not about him," Kilmer
said in answer to the obvious ques-
tion about what prompted her to
run against Democratic
Congressman Allen Boyd, who has


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Rep. Kilmer, center,'visits with Gary and Sara Ross, left, and Cathey and Allen Cox, right, during
last Tuesday's visit.


experienced great success in efforts
to maintain his seat in congress.
S"It's about me," she said enter-
ing into a dialog about jobs, build-
ing a strong economy, better health
care and education and how she
wants to be a part of the solution to
those problems on the national
level.
She went on to point out that
the state of Florida was one of only
a few states in the country which
was able to maintain a stable econ-


omy after the events of 911. One of
the major keys to that economic
stability resulted from joint efforts
by Governor Jeb, Bush and state
legislators, according to Rep.
Kilmer. This is the kind of coopera-
tion Kilmer says she hopes to help
bring to the national level by sup-
porting the president as he and leg-
islators work together on issues.
Kilmer said campaign work is
moving along well and the response
has been "phenomenal". While she
may have been a little apprehen-


PSJ Commission Ready For 90th


Port St. Joe city-commissioners
had a mission when they called
their meeting to order Tuesday
evening. Tuesday was the kick-off
of festivities connected to the cele-
bration of Pod St. Joe's 90th birth-
day and the oard members want-
ed to finish their meeting ASAP and
go join in on the fun, food .and fes-
tivities.
That's not to say they didn't
take care of a little business in the
mean time though.
-The board led off the meeting
appointing newly elected city com-
missiofer John Reeves as the c itv's
representative on the Gulf County
Tourist Development Council.
-Agreed to grant variances to
Dennis Douglas and Robin Combs
as advertised.


Kesley
were having; too much fun to
notice. Besides, if they really.start
to get on us, F. D. will make it all
right .....
'Course, after Martha busted
her head and David cut his arm,
we decided we were getting a tad
hungry. We might as well mosey on
down and eat.
You know, Fourth of July at
Mt. Zion ain't all that bad!
I stood on the hill to catch my
breath and looked out over that
cemetery and those two old build-
ings. It was quite a scene! One that
has brought me back to that place
quite a few times in person over the
years;....and almost daily in my
mind
They were pretty ordinary folks
if you were going to compare them
to the world's standards. But let
me tell you something, they had
their red, white and blue out and
were celebrating like the great
Americans that they were! They
had pride you couldn't start to
understand! Pride in God and
country and family and each other.
They might not have been in
Philadelphia in 1776 when it
* began.... but they had relatives
there! They might not a'had a fancy
parade with all the
trimmings....but believe you me -
they heard the music. They didn't
need a dressed up speaker to
remind them of our heritage they
had stormed ashore at Normandy,
been wounded in the Battle of the
Bulge, landed with the first wave of
troops before MacArthur in the
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-Decided to further discuss a
request for a mobile food vendor's
license during a workshop session
to be held prior to the boards next
regularly scheduled meeting.
Curtis and Kim. Beard are wishing
to place a mobile food trailer on a
lot off Highway 98 between 5th and
4th Street. The board tabled the
matter until after the workshop
session. One person present at the
meeting did express that he
thought the portable food service.
trailer would not fit in well with the
community and asked the city,
board to avoid the placement if
possible.
-Commissioners also decided
to add establishment of a tree ordi-
nance and four-way stop ,sign
placement to the workshop session


- (from Page 2)
burning.....
They celebrated with a passion
of folks who understand and
appreciate what they have. How
incredibly fortunate we are to be
kin to such people!
You know, celebrating the
Fourth of July ain't got nothing to
do with where you are! Those old
folks up at Mt. Zion, and thou-
sands just like them all over
America, have been teaching us
how to "live it" correctly since the
day we were born.....they are the
blessing of this great nation!
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scheduled.
S-Agreed to go out for bids to
replace sidewalks in the city that
are in bad need of repair and get
cost estimates to do the work in.
house for comparison.
-Discussed enforcement of the
city's ordinance on abandoned
vehicles. Commissioner Rachel
Crews brought the subject up, but
Police Chief James Hersey had
already started the process. Hersey
told the board if they have some
particular vehicles in mind let him.
kno\v where they are located and
he' \ill initiate action on those cars
first as he works toward cleaning
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sive at first, Kilmer has been
amazed at the support, acceptance
and encouragement she has
received.


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tough. the tough get
going!" The men and
woImen of this
great nation
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challenge to preserve
and defend our
democracy. This
Fourth of July. we will
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School Board Discards



Block Schedule at PSJHS


by Tim Croft
With barely a whisper, the Gulf
County School Board, during a spe-
cial meeting on Monday night,
voted to eliminate.block scheduling
at Port St. Joe High School.
A few hundred yards away at
the high school's Commons area,
incoming seniors and their parents
were trying to figure out what it all
meant.
While the first in a series of
forums was being held to explain
new graduation requirements-
recently approved as part of legisla-
tion addressing a voter-approved
constitutional mandate to reduce
class sizes, the School Board did
the expected in returning Port St.
Joe High School to a six-period day.
Under block scheduling, or
4x4, students can earn eight credits
per year, 32 in for years.
With the state requiring just 18
credits, if a student chooses to
graduate early, or at the most 24,
the opinion was that block schedul-
ing had been rendered a relic.
"If the state won't allow us to
require any more than 24 credits, I
think we have to go to a six-period


day," said School Board member
Charlotte Pierce.
As part of its class-size legisla-
tion, the Florida Legislature
approved allowing high school stu-
dents to choose one of three tracks
to graduation.
One is a "traditional" 24-hour
track, the other two are 18-credit
paths that could, should the stu-
dent choose, lead to a diploma in
three years.
There are several notable differ-
ences between the tracks. The 18-
credit paths narrow the number of
electives needed. There is no foreign
language requirement on the 24-
credit path, but there is if a student
chooses to go with 18 credits, even
on what is labeled the career, or
vocational, path.,
Requirements in core subjects
such as math, science and English
change under the 18-credit track.
And since it is being imple-
mented with no grace period, as
with, for example, the phase-in of
new subjects on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test,
the impact will differ by class.
On incoming juniors and sen-


Home Talks Education


by Tim Croft
While he was here to serve as
keynote speaker for the Langston
Youth Foundation annual pro-
gram, Education Commissioner
took some time to address ques-
tions and concerns on several local
education issues.
The program wasn't long com-
plete, the meal barely hitting the
table, before Horne was fielding
questions from the media, commu-
nity leaders and local school offi-
cials aboitt several education con-
cerns.
A major topic was the class-
size legislation recently approved
by the Legislature that included
options for "fast-track" high school
graduation.
Horne said the fast-track grad-
uation was not a proposal from
either his office or the governor's
and. would likely be re-examined,
particularly given the hue and cry
he has 'heard in his travels around
the state.
(See related story in this issue
of The Star).
Horne further noted that while
most of the new money put into
education this year was earmarked
for efforts to meet the voter man-
date to reduce class sizes, not all
the money was sent to South
Florida, where large classes are an
intractable issue.
He said money was distributed
to districts based on student pop-
ulation and in those counties
where district class-size averages
are in line with state requirements
such as Gulf County which is
nearly in line across the board -
the dollars are intended to be used
to boost teacher pay.
'That should be one of the out-
comes," Home said.
Home also said that recent
results from the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) and ensuing school grades
indicate that while rural counties
may often feel as if in the backseat
for funding, they are not when it
comes to learning gains.
"There is a lot of great learning"
going on in rural counties," Home,
said. "We have seen a rise in scores
in rural counties."
He said the Legislature -
apparently fast-track graduation


excluded had allowed the
Department of Education to assist
more and have more input into.
policy than he remembered when
he was a state senator.
"There is more of a partnership
with policy," Horne said.
And he deflected criticism' of
how the state funds education and
its relatively low ranking when
compared to how other states fund
education.
"I think you have to compare
us to the big states, like Texas and
California, and we come out. all
right," Home said. And we need to
look at input in light of outcome.
He said he favors moving away
from resources driving policy, of a
"meat-grinder" approach to fund-.
ing education, such as current
Florida Education Finance
Program (FEFP), pouring money
into a formula that is often politi-
cally pliable and fraught with cate-
' goricals and caveats.
-- ideally. Hore .said, funding
should be tied to outcomes,
results, echoing an argument fre-
quently made by Gov. Jeb Bush.
"What gets measured gets
done, and what gets done gets the
money," Home said in explaining,
in part, his philosophy of how gov-
ernment works.




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iors, the impact, in reality, will be
negligible. On sophomores and
freshmen, they are profound.
"It will effect every grade differ-
ently," said Port St. Joe High princi-
pal Tim Wilder.
The fast-track graduation pro-
visions, which were mandated for
implementation this year, have
drawn fire from school officials
around the state.
Some state college officials
have indicated that those who
choose an 18-credit track will be
perceived as "second-class" gradu-
ates, their position in the highly,
competitive atmosphere of entry
into a state university tenuous.
During a visit to Gulf County
last week, Education Commissioner
Jim Home said he had heard "an
earful" duringhis travels around
the state.
"It was not something that we
proposed or that the governor pro-
posed," Horne said. "It's not our
plan. That was stuffed into the
House bill."
Horne continued by saying that
while he could see the fast-track
graduation benefiting a select num-
ber of high-achieving students,
allowing them to qualify for early
entry into college, the provision has
"had unintended consequences."
"It has sprung the door wide
open," Horne said,, adding that the
legislation was already being looked
at for potential revision next year.
The folks at Port St. Joe High
School could tell Home all about
those unintended consequences.
For starters, consider logistics.
Toss:but 400 schedules built and
finalized during the spring, along
with student registrations.
Those, apparently, were mulli-
gans. High school administrators
have barely a month to determine
new schedules.
Students have until Thursday
to have their paperwork resubmit-
ted to the school to allow adminis-
trators to set schedules and allo-
cate staff in time for the opening of
school.
Consider also that class times
will be shortened, there will be
more individual classes in a day.
Hobmework and. exam loads will
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the board," Blanton said.
The board set July 16 as a
budget/priorities workshop. The
regular monthly meeting for July
will be at 8 a.m. on July 22 and the
meeting at which the tentative
budget for next fiscal year will be
adopted will be at 5:15 p.m. on
July 29.
Approved a contract with the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office for
school resource officers at both
ends of the county.
The contract is for $83,714, a
jump of $12,514.


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Dr. Wayne Blanton, executive director of the Florida School Boards Association, presents a plaque to Gulf
County School Board chairman Billy Quinn Jr., recognizing him for completing the 96 hours of training to
become a Certified Board member. Quinn's achievement made the Gulf District School Board one of just six cer-
tified master boards in the state. Above, Blanton presents a plaque honoring that achievement to the entire
School Board.


School Board


Further, it was clear from the
questions asked during Monday's
and Tuesday's forums the first of
four this week that questions are
plentiful and not all the answers
available.
The district, along with others
around the state, has posed a
series of questions about the fast-
track provision, concerning intent
and technical issues, to the DOE.
Answers are pending.
And for a school that was
offering students 32 credits, which
has a course offering and load well
above state requirements, it is a
new concept to have to play mix-
and-match with courses to meet
state requirements.
Still, administrators did the
best they could.
"Overall I -thought it went
well," said Port St. Joe High guid-
ance counselor Melissa Ramsey of
the first forums.
The message she, Wilder and
assistant principal Duane
McFarland, tried to send again and
again to parents and students was
to avoid the easy way out, to not
try to finagle the systrfi, to riot
dilute their course load.
The message, in so many
S ways, underscored 'what many
educators from around the state
have bemoaned about the fast-
track provision.
"What high school is is a step-
ping stone for your future,"
Ramsey said. "It's not get your
diploma and you get out there and.
make a lot of money.
"I hate for kids who are col-
lege-bound to water down their
schedule. They should be picking


Florida's "Flag
Secretary of State Glenda Hood
announces the retirement of Wilma
Shouse, the Department of State
employee affectionately known as
"The Flag Lady."
"Wilma served the Department
of State with dedication and profes-
sionalismi and has touched so
many people through her passion,"
said Secretary Hood. 'The informa-
tion she has provided on the care
and handling .of our state and
national flags has been invaluable."
Wilma Shouse began working
for the Department of State on
April 17, 1996. Since that time she
has managed the Department's flag
program providing thousands of
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around the world and arranging for
flags to be flown over Florida's
Capitol building. She also gave out
detailed information on the correct
etiquette for handling the flag.
Wilma served as the Department's
Assistant Safety Coordinator where.
she helped develop the


classes based on what will prepare
them for after high school. Let's
not drop the bar, let's raise it."
As one parent noted 'as she'
grabbed her child's paperwork and
headed out the door Monday night,
'This is a big decision. We are
going to have to think hard about
this."
In other action taken during
Monday's School Board meeting:
Dr. Wayne Blanton, president
of the Florida School Boards
Association, was on hand to pres-
ent two plaques.
One recognized School Board
chairman Billy Quinn Jr.. for' com-
pleting, 96 hours of training


Lady" Retires
Department's safety manual; coor-
dinated quarterly safety committee
meetings; provided workplace safe-
ty trainirig to division safety coordi-
nators and DOS employees: and
promoted workplace safety con-
sciousness throughout the agency
with monthly "Safety Reminder"
posters. Ms. Shouse was recog-
nized last year by the Interagency
Advisory Council on .Loss
Prevention for promoting work-
place safety in the Department of
State \through her "Safety
Reminder" posters.
Gracie Penton, Administrative
Services Manager, will assume day-
to-day responsibility for the flag
program. Ms. Penton was Ms.
Shouse's immediate supervisor and
has overseen the management of
the flag program. Persons wishing
to purchase a Florida or United
States flag through the Department
of State may contact Ms. Penton at
(850) 245-6583, or via email at
gpenton@ dos.state.fl.us.


from pg. 4


required to become a Certified
Board Member. '
That training is in 11 different
ciirrticlum areas, from ethics to
school finance to, curriculum to
diversity to current trends in edu-
cation:
The program is voluntary.
Quinn is one of just 70 school
board members around the state
to achieve the distinction.
Quinn joined Charlotte Pierce
and Linda Wood as certified board
members, which meant the Gulf
County School Board was also rec-
ognized as a "Certified Board."
*. The Gulf County School Board
is one of just six in the state that is
currently certified.
."That says a lot abbut their
dedication and it speaks highly of


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Somewhere up there in the
ether Norris D. Langston must be
proud.
Proud of the 41 college scholar-
ships the foundation named for
him gave away last week.


Proud that the sixth annual
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation program filled the
Commons area at Port St. Joe High
School, with folks of all colors and
backgrounds.
Proud of the dignitaries that
have graced the program, from
lieutenant governors, future
Speakers of the Florida House of
Representatives and, last
Thursday, the Commissioner of
Education.
Proud of the passion his older
brother, Dr. David Langston, oozes
for kids and helping to shape suc-
cessful lives in the eight counties
the foundation serves.
"It is incredible what Dr.
Langston is doing for this commu-
nity and other communities," said
State Sen. Al Lawson, D-
Tallahassee, who makes the
Langston Youth Foundation pro-
gram an annual stop on his sum-
mer itinerary.
"I've never seen a person with
so much passion for his communi-
ty and kids. And we badly need
that."
Nearly as much as the 41
scholarships, as the school officials
who traveled from as far away as
Gadsden County, as the presence
of Education Commissioner Jim
Horne as guest speaker, it was that
mission of Langston's that was cen-
ter stage last week.
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munity donors to the scholarship
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the annual program, that has in six
short years created a community
building block otit of the idea, the
very concept, of the Langston
Foundation.
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that brought Home to Port St. Joe,
even after he was bumped from the
governor's plane and had to make
the drive from Tallahassee.
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Horne said. "It's important to cele-
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encouraging these s udent- to go
on, to create their own success.
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how and why to prepare today's
youth for tomorrow's success.
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adulthood, to find the port of entry
to becoming a more productive
member of the broader surround-.
uig world .
"We're in a world that is
unkind, that is rough and tumble"
said Laura Branker, deputy chief of
staif for Gov. Jeb Bush and the
scholarship presenter, "but is still
sco full ol opportunity."


She spoke of the need for par-
ents and other adults in young
lives to serve as life' guides, and
about the need of the young to
respect the wisdom and experience
of their elders.
Horne implored the students to
think big while answering ques-
tions about what they will do with
their lives, where they will go from
here.
He noted that 77 percent of the
nation's gross national, product
(GNP) was in human capital, in
knowledge, in education.
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while hinting at the foundation's
future. "Our credibility is the young
people."
This year, 41 of them toW be
exact. In six years, more than 100.


As last Thursday's celebration
drew to a close, as supper was
being served, Langston was already
looking ahead.


'Tomorrow I start working on
the governor" for next year's
keynote speaker for the annual
program, Langston said with a wry
smile.


Scholarship winners filled the frame of this photo as they lined, up during Thursday's program.


Langstn- From Page 6A


"The real value of America is in
its people, its knowledge," Home
said. "We've got to do more and our
young people are going to have to
acquire more knowledge."
Home spoke of Wayne Gretzky,
the hockey great, whose ability was
not so much in knowing where,the
puck was on the ice but where it
was going.
That, Home said, is what
young people must hone, the skill,
the foresight to determine where
they want to go on the slippery sur-
face of life.
And, noting David Langston,
Home urged the kids to give back,
to make success of their lives in
order to extend a hand back to
future generations.
"You may make a living by
what you get," Horne said. "But
you make a life by what you give."
And what Langston has given
is himself, toward a cause few
would dismiss but few would take
up with the same drive and dedica-
tion.
As the basketball analogy he
learned long ago, Langston sees no
"I" in team.
"There is niuthinid better than,"
seeing someone-' do better,"
Langston said. "I can't believe there
are people out there who are
unwilling to help other people's
children. I can't believe how selfish
people are.
"It's nof about I, it's about us."
That message resonated with
Dustin Crews, who is at Chipola
Junior College, in part, -on a
Langston scholarship.
The money, Crews said, was
important.
"It's meant a lot to me," Crews
explained. "It's helped me financial-
ly through college and lifted some,.
of the burden off my parents.
"I mean, free money just to go
to school and do well. If I was a
senior or junior in high school that
would give me plenty of incentive."
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Laura Branker, right, deputy chief of staff for Gov. Jeb. Bush, and Kenny
Parker, left, did the honors as 41 scholarships were handed out during the.
sixth annual Langston Foundation program.


sense as much as dollars, about.
instilling a degree of .pride and
responsibility, about absorbing
Langston's message.
"When I found out I was getting
a scholarship I. was surprised and
excited," Crews said. "They were
giving me an opportunity. They
trusted me. I was very honored.
"(Langston's) message is to
work hard and succeed so you can
be a role model for the younger kidls
in the community. It's a cycle.
Giving you the money is an incen-
tive to do:well in school. It raises
your pride level inside. All it takes
is working hard and not giving up.
That's all it takes."
It is likely, Langston added,
that next year will be the last for
the annual program.
The groundwork has been laid
the past six years to propel the
Langston Youth Foundation to


Wewa Moves Forward

On Land Use Changes
by Tim Croft
During a joint meeting with the Planning Commission, the
Wewahitchka City Commission recently held a first reading on an ordi-
nance which would enact significant changes in land-use designations in
the city.
The land use changes have been in the works for months, with city
commissioners holding several workshops and public hearings on the pro-
posed changes.
"(The Planning Commission) recommended we go ahead and adopt the
ordinance," said city manager Don Minchew.
City commissioners also held the first reading of a new ordinance
Aimed at street-corner vendors. Henceforth, with a few exceptions, every-
one who sets up to sell wares on a street corner in Wewahitchka say, for
instance, outside the local IGA grocery store must have a license.
The exemptions include allowing churches, lodges or other civic groups
to hold up to two yard sales per year. Additionally, a license holder operat-
ing within the city may set up for sales at an alternate location without hav-
ing to apply for a second license.
"Everyone else must have a license," Minchew said.
A second reading and adoption of both ordinances will be taken up at
a later date.
In other action taken during the most recent bi-monthly meeting,
commissioners:
Set the election for mayor for the second Tuesday in September.
Approved a finance agreement for the new truck the city expects to
receive any day. Under the agreement, the city, and county, which has
agreed to pay half the cost, will make eight equal annual payments of
$30,750. The purchase price on the truck was $201,013, bought at 4.72
percent interest.
Authorized Chipper Wade to proceed with the purchase of a new ice
maker for the city yard.


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Rotarians Enjoy Annual Banquet

Members of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club held their annual ban-
quet last Thursday evening at
Butler's Restaurant.
The annual banquet allows
club members to get together in fel-
lowship with Rotarians as well as
including spouses and friends as '- -.... "" = '
awards and presentations are *-- "- .l
made' and new officers are "|
installed.
Past Rotary District Governor,
Bob Reevep, and his wife, current .-
Assistant District Governor, Nancy .
Reeves, were special guests of the i .
club during the evening. Nancy ,
Reeves made a special presentation : )
to the club. of the 2002-03
Presidential Citation. The award .
recognizes Rotary clubs who have .
met goals and criteria on the local,
national and international levels. ,
The club also gave special .
recognition to one of its former
members, Dr. Wayne Hendrix. Dr. .
Hendrix was honored for his untir-
ing contribution to the community
during his 52 years of practice and -. .
service.
Rotarian George Core inducted '.:
new officers installing Lynda '.- 4
Bordelon as'the club's new presi- ;k,, .
dent, Traci Rowell-Vice President,
John Hendry-Secretary and Jde .. ''"' "
Danford-Treasurer.
Danford-Treasurer. George Core (left) installs Traci Rowell, Vice President; Lynda Bordelon, President, and Joe Danford, as
Mary Lou Cumbie provided the of the Rotary Club. John Hendry, Treasurer, is not pictured.
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Wewahitchka graduate Lindsey
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A tour inside the new Care Closet facility at 501 E. 4th Street is akin to a walk through Dillard's, with shiny new
racks of clothes neatly categorized and displayed. The new 2,400-square-foot facility opened this week.


SCare Closet


When the proposal to provide
some assistance in creating a per-
manent home for Care Closet, the
foundation board sought a gauge of
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"I'm never surprised by the
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the Care Closet has still managed
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of the STJCF, as he presented a
check to LaFerle. "It shows that
people out there still care. This is
the fun stuff we get to do."
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Four Month Drug Investigation Yields Arrests, Illegal Drugs


by Tim Croft
A four-month undercover oper-
ation by the Gulf County Sheriffs


Sheriff's Beat
June 25: Micheal C. Dockery,
29, of Mexico Beach, felony
DWLSR; Joann Tillery, 34, of
Wewahitchka, FTA-DUI, FTA-
DWLSR; Marcus L. Vann, 30, of
Panama City, interference with
child custody; Sean S. Chehardy,
38, of Port St. Joe, VOCC-posses-
sion of marijuana, VOCC DWLSR;
June 26: Christopher M.
Youngs, 25, of Wewahitchka, DUI,
DWLSR, violation conditional
release; Charles E. Hood, 29, of


Office ended last week after result-
ing in the arrests of 14 individuals
and the seizure of a cocaine, crack


SWewahitchka, sale of marijuana;
Richard L. Mullinax, 51, of
Wewahitchka, sale of marijuana;
Thomas E. Neese, II, 19, of
Wewahitchka, sale of marijuana;
Lewis D. Nickell, 31, of
Wewahitchka, sale of marijuana;
Ronnie D. Morgan, 48, of
Wewahitchka, sale of cocaine;
Bryan K. Blankenship, 33, of Port
St. Joe, violation controlled release
DOC; Brenda Rouse, 46, of
Wewahitchka, FTA-DWLSR, child
support; Marty Vickery, 47, of
Kinard, sale of cocaine, sale of mar-


cocaine, marijuana and prescrip-
tion narcotics.
The undercover operation


ijuana.
June 27: Stephan Stripling,
38, of Wewahitchka, sale of
cocaine; Ricardo Filmore, 20, of
Panama City, VOP lewd and lasciv-
ious; Jeremy Beck, 26, -of Port St.
Joe, 'possession marijuana.
June 28: Joshua Adkinson, 21,.
of Port St. Joe, possession marijua-
na; William P. Allyn, 18, of Port St.
Joe, possession marijuana.
June 29: Sean Thompson, 33,
of White City, DWLSR.

Golf Carts Are

Prohibited in PSJ
The Port St., Joe Police
Department would like to remind
the citizens of Port St. Joe and vis-
itors to the city that operation of
golf carts upon city streets is
unlawful, according to FSS
316.212, which states:
"The operation of golf carts
upon the public roads or streets of
this state is prohibited except, as
provided herein:
(1) A golf cart may be operated
only upon a county road that has
been designated by a county, or a
city street that has been designat-
ed by a city, for use by.golf carts.


included personnel from five agen-
cies. In addition to making signifi-
cant drugs buys, according to Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen,
the investigation also yielded infor-
mation on an array of other illegal
activities, including narcotics traf-
ficking, prostitution, money laun-
dering and official misconduct.
In addition to drugs, two vehi-
cles were seized during the opera-
tion, which included assistance
from officers from the Franklin
County Sheriffs Office, the Panrama
City Beach Police Department,
Jackson County Sheriffs Office,
Wakulla County Sheriffs Office and
the Columbia' County Sheriffs
Office.
The suspects arrested to date -
warrants are still out on five other
individuals who have not been


located included:
Thomas Eulon Neese II (sale of
marijuana); Ronnie Morgan (sale of
cocaine, sale of crack cocaine);
Lewis Dean Nickell (three counts
sale of marijuana); Charles Earl
Hood (principal to sale of marijua-
na); Marty E. Vickery (two counts
sale of marijuana and sale of
cocaine);
Stephan Michael Stripling (sale


of cocaine); Richard Lee Mullinax
(sale of marijuana); Julie A. Tucker
(possession of cocaine); George
Scott Holland .(possession of
cocaine); Christopher R. Guy (traf-
ficking in hydrocodone); Brandon
K. Williams (sale of crack cocaine);
Larry Jackson (sale of crack
cocaine); Henry Bailey (sale of crack
cocaine); and William Penamon
S(sale of crack cocaine).


Crop Reporting Deadline Extended
The USDA-FSA (Calhoun Service Center) is announcing the final
reporting date for all crops (cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, hay, pasture
and CRP) has been extended from June 30 until July 31. This extension
is due to frequent rains not allowing crops to be planted or replanted.
Acreage reports are required if you participate in the Direct and
Counter-Cyclical, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance or the
Conservation Reserve programs, or apply for commodity loans and loan
deficiency payments.


The Florida Department of
Health (DOH) wants everyone to
celebrate this Fourth of July safely,
and to be aware of the dangers of
consumer fireworks.
"The safest way to prevent fire-
works-related injuries is to leave
fireworks displays to trained pro-
fessionals," said DOH Secretary
John O. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.
"Children are often excited and
curious around fireworks, which
can increase their chances of being
injured."
It is estimated that hospital
emergency rooms in the U.S. treat-
ed 8,800 people for fireworks-relat-
ed injuries' last year, although this
was likely a small proportion of the
total number injured.
According to the National
Center for Injury Prevention and
Control:
e About 50 percent of persons
injured from fireworks are children
ages 14 and younger;
Males are injured twice as
frequently as females;
Boys ages 5 to 14 years have


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banned from public sale; and
I Sparklers are the second
highest cause of: fireworks eye
injuries requiring a trip to the
emergency room. Sparklers can
heat to temperatures that are hot
enough to melt gold.
DOH warns that there is no
safe way for nonprofessionals to
use fireworks. It is only safe to
enjoy the grandeur and excitement
of fireworks from a distance at a
professional display.


THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC
HEARING AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE ON MONDAY, JULY 14, 2003 AT
6:45 PM (CT). THE PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING IS FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON
THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA COMPREHENSIVE
LAND USE PLAN.
The ordinance and map, in their entirety, may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk, at City
Hall, during regular business hours, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM (CT), Mon. Fri. All interested parties may
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NO. 0203-26
The Gulf County Board of County, Commissioners is requesting proposals from individuals, cor-
porations, or institutions for the re-financing consolidation of several loans. Specific informa-
Stion is available upon request in the Clerk's Office, Room 148 at the Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd. The proposals must consist of the following:
Consolidation of existing pertinent loans
Competitive interest rates'
Please provide sealed proposal and list on envelope that this is for Proposal No. 0203-26.
Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., E.T. on Friday, July 18, 2003 to the Office of the
Gulf County Clerk of Court, 1000 Cecil G: Costin, Sr., Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. Proposals will be opened on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T., at the Office of
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by Royce S. Rolstad, III
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge in Apalachicola will be cele-
brating its 35th anniversary as a
wildlife refuge on Wednesday, July
9 which will coincide with the
100th anniversary of the National
Wildlife Refuge System.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET, the
refuge barge will be transporting
visitors tQ and from the island at
the Gulf County boat ramp at
County Road C-30 B. The barge
will also be taking visitors at 10:00
a.m. and noon with the last barge
returning to the mainland at 3:00
p.m. ET.
Booths will be set up at the
cabin area of the island with infor-
mation and educational displays.
0 On hand will be staff members
from St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge, Apalachicola Estuarine
Research Reserve, St. Marks
National Wildlife Refuge, and the
Apalachicola Bay and River
Keepers.
According to Terry Peacock,
manager of St. Vincent National
Wildlife Refuge, the booths will pro-
vide information on the local estu-
arine system, local history of the
island, information on local Native
Americans, and much more.
And thoughvisitors will not be
given the normal tour that St.
,Vincent provides at other, times
during the year, visitors to the
island will be transported to and
from the cabin area by two differ-,
ent roads which will allow them to
see portions of the island they will
not see during their day on the
island walking the beaches and
trails.
There is no fee for the tour, but
the refuge recommends that visi-
tors bring with them water and
:insect repellent.
"I hope the visitors will take
with them an appreciation for the
national wildlife system," Peacock
said.
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Terr Peacock at 1-850-653-8808.



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Angels Headed to Dixie

Girls State Tourney
It's a threepeati For the' third
consecutive year the Port St. Joe
Angels (10u) softball team will be
returning to the Dixie Girls State
Softball Tournament at
Okeechobee. The event is set for
July 10-14.
The Angels earned their way to
the big show in impressive fashion
by crushing Grand Ridge 23-5 in
the finals of the District 2
Tournament. Megan Gannon (3-3)
and Lilla Dykes (2-3) led an 11 hit
attack that buried their opponents.
Adrian Browning picked up her


Dockside/GALA


Tourney Winners

On Saturday, June 28, enthu-
siastic anglers set out from the Port
St. Joe Marina for the
Dockside/GALA Classic Fishing
Tournament. The day was a big
success for some of the fishermen.
In the grouper category, a 60.0
lb. fish won first place and $1,500
for B.J. Heard. In second place,
Dewey Blalock took home $1,000
for his 45.6 lb. grouper, and Rob
Sarno won $500 for his 44.8 lb.
grouper.
In the snapper category, Buddy
Cooper, fishing aboard the Mac
Daddy, won first place and $1,500
for his 15.6 lb. fish. Jimmy McCarty
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ing aboard the Rock & Reel for his
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White, of the Cross Eyed, took third
place and $500 for his 8.0 lb. snap-
per.
Winning $1,500 for first place
in the amberjack category, Jimmy
McCarty, fishing aboard the Rock &
Reel, weighed in a 33.2 lb. fish.
Buddy Cooper reeled in a 32.8 lb.
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Jeff Lassiter took home second
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king, and Blake Anderson, fishing
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the third place prize of $500 for his
22.1, lb. king.
In the trout category, Debra
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place trout was caught by Gary
Messic and George Kelly, and the
third place trout was weighed in by
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second win of the tourney with a
two-hitter. She struck out six in
four innings.
For the District Tournament
Port St. Joe was undefeated going
3-0. Leading hitters were Katie
Lacour (.667), Adrian Browning
(.625), Fanequa Larry (.500), and
Lilla Dykes (.500). Browning was 2-


0 in pitching. She struck out 17 in
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Anyone desiring to make a
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the team making the trip downstate
may do so by contacting Glen
Davis, 647-5250 or Tracy
Browning, 229-8704.


Team members pose for photo after the game.

Dixie YouthAAA Dist. Tourney Set InApalachicola
The 2003 Dixie Youth AAA will face Apalachicola at 7:00 p.m.
District Tournament will be held in and Wewahitchka will face
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Bayou George will face Callaway at 9:00 p.m. (all times
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by Royce S. Rolstad, III
Rhonda Barker, coordinator at
Gulf Coast Community College's
Gulf/Franklin Center, is described
as fun, upbeat, and humble.
Her replacement, Laura
Ropelis is described as energetic
and positive.
And the two educators share a
common goal to see that the stu-
dents of Gulf Coast Community
College succeed.
Barker who has been the coor-
dinator of the Gulf/Franklin Center
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the decision to head back to the
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Barker who holds an associ-
ate's degree in Business Education
from GCCC, a bachelor's in
Business Education from West
Florida, an MBA from West Florida,
and an MBE from Emporia
University, will be joining the staff
at GCCC's main campus in
Panama City as a professor in the
business department.
lBarker, who has advised hun-
dreds of students at the center said
she took on the job as coordinator
because she fell in love with the
kids at the center, the people of
Port,St. Joe and Franklin County,
and the area.
Barker has received praise
from both staff and faculty of the
center for her dedication and com-
mitment to the college, and the
Gulf/Franklin Center.
"I think she's been good for the
center," said Mark Lamberson, an
administrative assistant at the
Gulf/Franklin Center. "She's going
to be missed."
Colette LaCasse said,
"Students are her main priority.
She will, go above and beyond the
call of duty (for anyone)."
Barker was shocked at
LaCasse's comment. The reason
why she goes above and beyond the
call of duty is because "They
deserve it," said Barker.
Barker added that there is
nothing better than helping some-
one make their dreams come true.
Brenda Burkett who runs the
correctional program at the center
said she can recall many great
* times that she shared with Barker.
"We're going to miss her cook-
ing," Burkett said with a chuckle.
"I hate to see her leave."
But as much as she will be
missed by those she works with,
Barker will be equally missed by
the students whose lives she has
touched.
"I think she is going to be
missed," said Miranda Walker, a
student studying criminal justice.
"She always had smiles for every-
body and she always put up with


Outgoing coordinator, Rhonda Barker, left, with the new coordinator, Laura Ropelis.


me. If I ever needed anything, she
was always there."
Barker was left speechless
when the comment was made that
she has, touched so many lives of so
many students at the. center.
She only had this to say,
"Bottom line, this is down right
exciting (for me)," Barker said.
"When a student sits there and I
get to hear about their goals and
dreams...that is cool. So, as far as
touching lives, no...this is pure
fun."
Barker said. she has enjoyed
her time at the center since the first
time she set foot on the campus.
Barker 'does have one final
message for the students, faculty,
and staff of the center.
'Thank you," Barker said. "I
have been very fortunate and
blessed to have this opportunity to
get to know and work with you, and
Your attitude of acceptance for me
has been wonderful."
As for how the new coordinator
is going to work out, Barker said,
"Laura is going to be great (with the'
students)...Once the students sit
down and talk to Laura, they will
love her.
"Then they will be asking,
'Rhonda who?' Barker said with a
laugh.
Ropelis is equally passionate
about the kids and seeing that they
do well as Barker.
"I know [ have big shoes tofill," '
Ropelis said with a smile.
For the past year, Ropelis has
served as an adjunct professor at
the Gulf/Franklin Center teaching


General Psychology and she is
excited about taking on the job of
coordinator.
"What I like about this job is
not only do I have the college
aspect of it, but I can also help the
community and the school in pro-
viding something to look forward to
for the future of our kids," Ropelis
said.
Ropelis received her bachelor's
in Psychology from Hartwick
College with a minor in music. She
also holds a Masters degree from
Florida State University in educa-
tion.
Ropelis said she took on the
job of coordinator because her hus-
band always told her good things
about the college.
"For me to be able to make a
difference in the community for the
kids 'and for the community (in
general), that's what attracted me,"
Ropelis"said.
Ropelis said some of her
visions for the center include fur-
thering the nursing program and
adding more and better technology.
"I think a college needs to be a
place in the community where it
energizes people...a place for cul-
tural events, and programs where
people are excited to go there,"
Ropelis said.
She said the center has such
things as junior- and senior-day in
which high school students visit
the campus and see what college
life is like. She hopes to get more
programs like that in the future to
get more kids interested in going to
college.


One program that she is-excit-
ed about is the dual enrollment
program, 'a program designed to
allow high school juniors and sen-
iors to take college courses while
still in high school.
"I see that as the program stu-
dents are excited about because
they get .to feel like college stu-
dents," Ropelis said.
Ropelis said the center held
registration a few weeks ago and
she had the opportunity to sit down
and talk with students about
things they are interested in.
"The students needs are really
important, so, we always try to
communicate those needs, so we
can meet their needs," she said.
Ropelis said that both she and
Barker have been "...working
together day-by-day on. getting
through everything..." before
Barker leaves on July 3.
Barker has been introducing
Ropelis to superintendents and
principals at the high schools in
both Gulf and Franklin counties so
,Ropelis can get to know some of the
people she will be working with in
the two counties.
"I think that's important,"
Ropelis said, "staying connected
with all the people she has met and
worked with."
Even though Ropelis is going to
have to continue to be a wife, moth-
er of four, and be coordinator, she
still plans on continuing to teach. "I
love teaching. It's nice to have that
contact with the students. It also
keeps me in touch with what they
need and what they are looking
for."
As for Ropelis' personal well-
wishes to Barker, she said, "The
Gulf Franklin Center is really going
to miss everything that! she has
done and we wish her well."


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Bailey and Lester Announce



July 5 Wedding Plans


Daisy Lockley



Soon to Be 100!


Daisy Iockleyj, resident of Bay
St. -Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation will be celebrating
her 100th birthday on Monday,
July 7.
Daisy was born in 1903 in
Wakulla County and moved to
Franklin County in 1929, where
she raised two sons, Noah Lockley
and James Lockley. Daisy states,
"I believed in my children and
raised them down the right path of

* 4th of July Bake

Sale on Reid
The staff of NHC Homecare is
putting its talents to the test
Friday the 4th of July by selling


homemade


treats


Independence Day picnics and
parties.
Proceeds will go to the senior
citizens to buy new pillows for
homebound patients.
Drop by the office of NHC
Homecare on Reid Avenue Friday,
buy a.i trt'dand see the special
display of old time medical memo-,
rabilia. Free blood pressure
'checks will also be available.


life by loving the Lord."
Daisy has 17 grandchildren,
15 great-grandchildren and 19
great-great-grandchildren and
says she is proud of everyone of
them. Family and friends are plan-
ning to take Daisy to Apalachicola
on Saturday for her 0L0th birth-
day party.

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Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
Bailey, Sr., of Port St. Joe,
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Florence Ann to Keith J.
Lester, son of Ms. Sheila Pinkney,
of Waycross, Georgia.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Theo Russ and the late Ms.
Equillar Bailey of Jacob City. She
is a graduate of Florida State
University and Florida A & M
University. She is currently
employed with Dekalb County
Schools in Decatur, Georgia.
The future groom is the son of
Mr. Kenny Lester of Valdosta,
Georgia, and the late Mrs. Ella
Mae Lester. He is the grandson of
Mrs. Lottie Mae Lester and the
late Mr. Herbert Lester of.


Retirement Dinner

The community is cordially
invited to a Hawaiian retirement
dinner in honor of Mrs. Vivian
Patten, who recently retired from
the Gulf County School System.
The event will be held on July 4,
at the Senior Citizens Building on
4th Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Please
stop by to offer Mrs. Patten best
wishes.


Valdosta, Georgia. He is a gradu-
ate of Ware County High School in'
Waycross, Georgia. The groom is
currently employed by Wal-Mart.


Brianna Lynn Baker

It's a Girl!
Shayla Lynn Baker is pleased
to announce the arrival of her
daughter, Brianna Lynn Baker.
Brianna was born on Monday,
June 2, and weighed 8 pounds,
15.4 ounces. She was 20 and 1/4
inches long.
Proud grandparents are Rita
and Donald Baker, great grand-
mothers are Doris Christmas and
Shirley Franklin, great grandpar-
ents are Will and Mary Stafford'
and great great granny is Eunice
Dunn.


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Georgia.


The wedding is planned for
July 5, in Port St. Joe.


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190 Oklawaha Road Waterfront 2 bedroom 2 bath
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boan dock, 2 large lots in quiet country setting with fish
pond, nice home with nautical feel and many custom touch-
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136 Balboa Street : b61 2 8 i.rr, .115 cld .r,
first block of St Joe Beach. All new paint, interior and exte-
rior. New ceramic tile in foyer, living room, and kitchen.
Single car garage and raised deck with view of the Gulfl


124 N 2nd Street 2 BR/1.5 BA'mobile home in 1st
Block only steps to Dedicated Beach. On 1.5 lots this
beautiful corner lot has easy access to the beach and would


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1/2 bath. First level has master br and two separate bed-
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209 Alabama Dr. Mexico Beach 2 .:lrr. i 5 out the front
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screened porch, covered parking carport with workshop, Completely f


18th St. Mexico Beach Set Sail v 8 -
2.5 bath townhome beautifully furnished and
ery close to the beach Gulf view from sundeck
bedroom. $229,000


h Street Sunshine, sand, and surf are just
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/2 BA BEACH SIDE single family home.
furnished and decorated. On 75' x 100' lot.


Ga $ '349,000.00


313 Hatley Drive 3 BR "2 B :;, f.gl .,;1, br;ck and
wood frame -.c.re .r, ir. ll.,- :,r.d,,c, o a .h.:,.t walk
to the Beachl 13 ..:r '.-.d F.':e. :'. o.L '.a -,:i rlib living
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308 Hatley Drive Affordable 3 BR/2 BA stucco home
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short walk to the Beachl Living room and separate Family
room/den with'vaulted ceiling. Great starter, retirement, or
:.;;.. home Priced right at $99,900.00


.: .e. i rFpe a'.d ..r.,I A(8 1 xl08l' I S145,000.00 .
106 S. Canal Pnrlwm E- DE M; --
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exeri C, :I, a $315.000 J able .g.hbCrood Th. s p.aciO u hcr.e .- I.gh r ar.
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exterior Col0 lr id i sy access to
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820 Hwy 98 Currently restaurant and bakery, easy
beach access and aood view of the Gulf. many possibilities.


be an excellent home site with Gulf Viewl! 165000 ,n
a s I


244 Balboa Street 75'x150' Lot in 2nd block of St. Joe Beach, cleared with driveway, storage shed with carport, electric
and shallow well, $99,900.00
Hwy. 386 Mexico Beach 75'x100' Beautiful lot close to beach with mature trees, partially cleared, city water and sewer
available. $95,000.00
400 Maryland Blvd. Large 100'x145' Lot, Ready to build, water & sewer connection fee has been paid. Trees cut to make
room for your home, 16 loads of quality fill dirt spread over lot. Only 3 blocks to dedicated beach. $84,900.00
129 Cortez St. 3 lots in first block from dedicated beach BLK. 4 lots 17, 16, & 15. Yon's Addition. Property size 150'xl 25'
selling all three lots together. Old home on site. $450,000.00
404 Maryland Blvd. Large 100'x145' lot only a short walk to Dedicated Beach area. $84,500.00
TBD S. Long 2.007 +/- Wooded acre!iWn aV V So M ASQ AT 26,9o o.00
400 California Dr. 100'x108' cleared residential lot Sr borhbod zoned for homes only with easy access to beach.
$59,900.00
402 Texas Dr. 100'x08' cleared residential lot in t I.MDrhood zoned for homes only with easy access to beach.
$59,900.00
102 Hidden Ridge Rd. Palm Ridge S/D 56. Tf(d 214.27'xl82.74' lot. Zoned for homes only. Lot 23-B
$49,900.00
409 N. 15th St. 82'x144' cleared & filled lot in reSOLfential subdivision surrounded by new homes. Subdivision
covenants & architectural controls. $49,900.00
413 N. 15th St. 82'x144' cleared & filled lot in reSLOL ential subdivision surrounded by new homes. Subdivision
covenants & architectural controls. $49,900.00
423 N. 1Sth St. 82'x144' cleared & filled lot in reSOliiDnial subdivision surrounded by new homes. Subdivision
covenants & architectural controls. $49,900.00
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408 La Siesta Drive Pre-Construction Sale N,.
3 BR/2 Ba :,i-.gle l,-r. I '-Te under construction. Living
room vaulted ceiling, optional fireplace, kitchen has custom
cabinets w/center island work station and dining area
w/bay window. Master bath has garden tub and separate
shower. On 82'x140' landscaped lot. VA APPROVED
BUILDER. FLOOR PLANS AND SPECS.AVAILABLE
UPON REQUEST. 5169,000.00


330 Coronado St. 5p.ac.:.,u ll rra,,,..ar,ed 3 bR/2
BA mobile'home, fully furnished on fenced 75x150 ft. lot,
large master bedroom, master bath has separate garden
tub and shower, gas fireplace in living room; screened back
porch and open sun deck, storage buildings.
$129,000.00






5 S.Ilma Straet Stret .tu- 1 0 .l 2 27 B4 mc.b,.l


3-r'1 and Iatui'a n.r.e rcoi :e.I.ngs Laige rriater Daieioorm
with large bah and walk in close. Quality construction
throughout and close to the beach. Don't miss itl
$179,900


1 I Palm ",reer Beoa,'srl J eK/J BA !1ii nome 5,rn
Gulf View in nice residential neighborhood only steps to the
Beach Open spacious design and floor plan Light, bright,
airy d6cor. Large living room, dining and kitchen combo
.with cathedral ceiling. Front covered porch has Gulf Viewl
Screened porch off master bedroom Enclosed 2 car
garage. This is a must sell $280,000.00


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home, recently redone, screened front porch, 1 1/2 blocks room w/fireplace. Living room, dining room, kitchen, and
to dedicated beach, fenced 75x165 ft. lot, storage build- bath on first floor. 3 br, 2 bath on second floor, nursery and
ings, covered carport, parking space with power hookup sauna on third floor. Lot of space for growing family.
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Practical Nursil
The Gulf Coast Community
College Practical Nursing Program
pinning ceremony for the class of
2003 took place on June 12. The
students were sponsored by
Workforce.
'Megan Denise Davis received
the Outstanding Clinical
Performance award and Wendy
Marie Davis the Scholastic
Achievement award.
The following students also
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Early Registration
and Advising for
Fall at GCCC
Gulf Coast Community College
will conduct registration and advis-
ing for the fall 2003 semester as
follows:
Early registration will take
place from July 7 to July 18 on the
main campus in the Office of
Admission and Records from 7:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to
Thursday, and 7:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday.
Early registration at the
Gulf/Franklin Center will take
place July 9 to July 10 from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. (EST).
Adisors in the dilisionrs \ill be
available in their respective offices
on the main campus from July 7 to
July '18 frorrm'9'a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Students who wish to see advisors
before or after the suggested hours
they are encouraged to see an advi-
sor in the .Student Union East
building on campus.
Students seeking a General AA
Degree are required to contact an
instructor in Language and
Literature.
The following are the locations
for students seeking advising for
the fall term:
Language & Literaiture-Arden
Jensen, Social Sciences, Room
S214; Social Science-Don. Reese
and Lloyd Harris, Social Sciences,
Room S211; .Business-Judy
Fitzpatrick, Business, Bldg: 206J;
Mathematics and Natural
Sciences-Dennis Poole, MS Bldg.;
Technology-Charlie. Mass and
Bruce Gardner, TecLhnology Bldg.,
Room 200; Health Science-Craig
Wise, Health Sciences, Room 200;
Visual & Performing Arts-Rosie
O'Bourke, Amelia Center;
Wellness-Gregg Wolfe, Wellness
Center; Developmental Students-
Kendra Brown and Theo Graham,
Wellness Center; Non-Degree,
Transient, Special stud.ents-coun-
selors in Student Union East.
For additional information, for
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Page 4B The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 3, 2003


Four PSJHS Cadets Graduate From


NJROTC Leadership Academy


By Cadet Ensign Maggy Quaranta
In one week, from June 15 to
June 21, four of Port St. Joe High
School's top NJROTC Cadets
endured a vigorous time of learning
leadership skills at Admiral Farragut
Leadership Academy in St.
Petersburg. Out of over seventy
cadets in the unit, the four were cho-
sen to participate in a challenging,
boot-camp setting training camp to
learn essential skills to be used
throughout their high school careers
in NJROTC.
The first few days of the acade-
my were the most intense. Over one
hundred cadets were separated into
three platoons and assigned two drill
instructors. From the exact.moment
of arrival, cadets were part of a strict
environment. From day one, every
step taken would be evaluated to
whether one graduated or was sent
home.
After a while, the daily schedule
became clear. Everyone was awak-
ened at 5:00 A.M. and most were
hustled into the hallway to do push-
up after push-up. For most it was
quite a rude awakening. The rest of
the day would consist of physical
training in the morning, academic
classes in the afternoon, physical
training in the evening, and drill
instructor time in between each ses-
sion.
The academic classes centered
on the subjects of sailing, orienteer-
ing, etiquette, and basic leadership
skills. Unfortunately, storms
appeared in mid-week and the
cadets were unable to go sailing,
however, they did learn some
advance levels of water survival.
At an on-campus pool, the
cadets were taught the technique of
"man overboard" and the correct way
to jump from a ship. They even
learned how to turn their khaki uni-
forms into floatation devices.
The second day was the first big
obstacle: The physical training test.
Every cadet had to participate in
timed sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5-
mile run. Very few failed out of the
entire academy but the few who did
fail were immediately sent home.
The next test that determined
graduation was a one hundred-ques-,
tion academic test on leadership
skills, sailing, and other subjects
recently learned. For most the test
was easy to pass, as they were well
prepared.
Another hardship at the acade-
my was the absence of daily priv-
eleges. Things one would do in nor-
mal circumstances had to be earned.
The cadets had to earn the privilege
to drink soda, eat dessert, sit in
chairs in their rooms, and even talk


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.when eating. It made most cadets
proud when they were actually.
allowed to eat a piece of cake; an
action taken for granted by most.
During the entire week, four
cadets stayed in one room and had to
learn how to maintain their barracks
in perfect condition. .Every item
brought to the academy was to be
placed in a certain spot and turned
in a certain direction. Each cadet's
bunk was made with hospital cor-
ners and the room had to be spot-
less.
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it called for major teamwork in each
platoon. If one person did wrong, the
whole platoon did wrong and every-
one was punished.
By the end of the week, bonds
were formed-and teams were made.
Through encouragement and
endurance, everyone had made it
and no one was left behind.
Although the cadets helped each
other out, it was the drill instructors
who were the greatest influences. In
between classes they taught the
cadets how to march correctly, lead-
ership skills, shoe and brass shining
techniques, and sword handling.


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on June 21. Now the four cadets
from Port St. Joe High School will
bring their leadership skills to the
NJROTC unit. Cadet Maggy
Quaranta will be the Operations
Officer and Drill Team Commander,
Cadet Jon Gilbert will be the
Command Senior Chief, Cadet Jenny
Garth will be the Color Guard
Commander, and Cadet Kale Guillot
will be the Administrative Officer.
A big congratulations is in order
for these four cadets who graduated
from such a prestigious institution
with a high level of honor.'Admiral
Farragut Academy is our nation's
only Honor Naval School through the
Naval Junior ROTC program. The
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great things in the years to coire.
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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, July 3, 2003 Page 5B


FWC Predicts Huge Turnout of



Scallop Fishermen for Season


On July 1, there was a mass
migration of "anglers" to the .Gulf
Coast from St. Joe Bay extending
down past the Big Bend area off
Taylor, Dixie and Levy counties.
These anglers however, won't be
after fish but scallops.
Florida's scallop fishery on the
Gulf Coast runs July 1 Sept. 10
and will draw thousands of resi-
dents and non-residents alike after
the tasty, succulent muscle of the
small shellfish. The scallop fishery
is managed by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) who sets season dates and
bag limits.
Many motels and fishing
camps on the Gulf Coast are
booked for part of, or all the scallop


season.
Eckley Sander and his wife
Dona own and operate Presnell's
Bayside Marina and RV Resort just
south of Port St. Joe on St. Joe
Bay. This is Sander's ninth year
running the business and he says
it's a hectic time of year.
"The first two weeks of July it's
really crazy," Sander said. "We
can't handle any more people. Our
RV park handles 25 RVs and it's
full, and will be at least during
July.
"We can accommodate 50 vehi-
cles and trailers for people who
want to launch their boats here
and we'll have that many every day.
We'll be jam-packed on the week-
ends and a little less so on week-


Emergency Funds Available for

Preservation of Historic Properties
The state budget for Fiscal year 2003-2004 contains funding
designed for emergency historic preservation projects in the amount of $3
million. Communities interested in applying for the funds must send let-
ters of proposal to the Department of State by July 15.
The funding will be awarded based on project evaluation of three cri-
teria: the significance of the historic sites and properties; and non-state
financial resources to be devoted to the project. Preference will be given
to projects where there is a commitment to make A contribution to the
project of at least a 2-to-lmatch consisting of non-state financial
resources.
Since the legislature designated these funds only be used for historic
preservation emergencies, the criteria will be based on the National
Historic Landmark standards. In the current budget climate, every possi-
ble measure nust be taken to leverage and properly steward Florida's
scarce historical preservation resources, and these criteria will help.
ensure only the most deserving emergency projects are funded.
The Secretary of State will determine project selection based on rec-
ommendations by the State Historic Preservation Officer, assisted by the
Florida Historical Commission.
Letters of proposal must be sent to 500 S. Bronough Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399.


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days."
SSander said some of the RV
campers have been making annual
pilgrimages to the area for more
than 30 years. He estimates that
80% of the scallopers he sees are
from out of the area, traveling there
from Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola
and lots of people from Alabama
and Georgia.
While no one knows exactly
how many people scallop, a year
ago the FWC's Division of Law
Enforcement flew the stretch of
open scalloping waters from the
Pasco-Hernando county line up to
St. Joe Bay and counted in excess
of 10,000 people scalloping that
day.
So many scallopers descend on
St. Joe Bay during July and August
Sander said serious fishermen after
redfish, flounder and speckled
trout avoid the bay.
Scallop bag lir.its remain
unchanged, from last year.


Recreational scallopers are allowed
two gallons of whole bay scallops in
the shell, or one pint of scallop
meat per day. Depending on the
number of people on board a ves-
Ssel, they're limited to a maximum of
10 gallons of whole scallops in the
shell, or 1/2 gallon of meat on
board a vessel at any time.
For safety reasons, all scallop-
ers who don a mask and snorkel,
even if they wade out from shore,
must use a divers-down fag. Divers
who tow a buoy can use a 12" x 12"
flag. On boats, flags must be at
least 20" x 24" and visible from all
directions.
Diving or snorkeling to collect
scallops is considered fishing and a
saltwater license is required for
residents 16-64, and non-residents
16 and older. Scalloping or the pos-
session of scallops on the water is'
prohibited in panhandle waters
west of the Mexico Beach canal to
the Alabama line.


$2.8 Million Received for Florida

Coastal Management Program


The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) last Friday granted
Florida's Department of
"Environmental Protection $2.8 mil-
lion to increase protection for
Florida's coastal resources and
revitalize coastal, communities.
"Florida's world renowned
sandy white beaches draw millions
of visitors to our state annually,"
said Department Secretary David
B. Struhs. "By revitalizing water-'
fronts, reducing coastal hazards
and providing public access to
coastal resources, we are protect-
ing the enormous environmental
and economic value of our coastal
communities."
'The Florida Coastal
Management Program protects
Florida's coast through programs
including:
Waterfronts Florida revital-
izes deteriorated waterfront com-
munities through financial and
technical assistance.
Blue Ways organizes and
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for Florida's coastal, estuarine and

Tyndall Facilities

Closures for the 4th
The Tyndall Commissary will
be closed on Friday, July 4th for
the Independence Day holiday. The
store will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on
Saturday, July 5.
Army and Air Force Exchange
Service facilities at Tyndall will be
open at the following times on
Friday, July 4th: Main Exchange,
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Class Six,
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Shoal
Point Shoppette, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m.; Felix Lake Shoppette, 6:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
41 other AAFES facilities, the
barber shop, service station and
Burger King will be closed.
Regular operating hours will be
in effect Saturday, July 5, with the
exception of the. service station,
which will close at 5:00 p.m.


Lisa Hambrick Varona
Broker 'Owner


Dianna Routh
Seth Campbell
R altor Associarcs


PLEASE CA'LL TO HEAR ABOUTOUR:9 OTER IS N


7918 Alabama Arenue 4 E.R; BA
Bclu~t5.m ho.me .-rh A oL f d-.senjnc, Nlasonr
sir'cpIhc iincr ri, &j ..ru & ners addi3,:n rLbaL
Added .1 l egCr m.rer bd'h kirh %%ilkotn ttcker
.prnnrider ,sns" double irpurE *torj1e,
Ie:tri.nc p re v prri .Ni i'cn eIO. cdc ibiner
.pac LhroughouLe borne, clar radliri 2 -apple
iee' double pueirSe unted windo'., r%.5 m iorn
ekt-r i: to sr A MUST SEE! $350,000


2191 C-30 Beanutiful sotrr'iun.ding. fin
the-n Cre, rSa ocdrr' Sot in tLn debi and
s iEch magniiceci r-.n;cr,, Sqijted '
appro" 4 sc' WLl' ie ioak -d;tr.ped an
Sp.n'.!h moss, palm rrees,, sEelxn.nnd doocn
Nlsslc-nu ar c irrv'or learuae; Call for a list


00 Sesame Se &Sycamore Street
ComerL Lot. REDUCED PRICE $10.000.
Close to .-cboo. Call Diann today for
details on this beauty.


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.- --.- .. .-. 00 C S. 39th Street B2 3 L'.B. .uij- r.e..
g ^JB^MPB 1^ ^U.Ks rid.ts 1- ."-li'i,: ll ipplinrc.. cernmac
l ,: I l: ,',- .',''" ".'itc. the Gull' f M exic..
" 3 j l'r.,,,T II ij r.tchc IlMir.', ':'t r-r.n(e fI L-... 1l", _i',,
-il r '? Call today for all spec's. $259.000


8921 wy. 98, Beacon 111 11 N.. til
h'oat i,,*nc 20111') ;q ftn .4h- .C
looking thie Guil oiheujcc, 3 c 1 R A
Msh W'?CC LIlDn4' nlrr.rn l rulsg si
.4'hupool runb, and bre..kfasc Oilr'.', ,;
top flo-r. Stop by today to see all of the
Upedffi atlins and custom work that
wM be don. $975.000


Lots Listings


* Lot 13 W. Creckview Dr. 1 .4:ri-
MOL crecd.trc'p to,rn Millt i.e.
(call $;:.r size: $10,000
* 515 W. Beaty Are White City
Nici re;idtenul lr ";' 11 i'l16,000
* Lot 7 Edgewater Subd. St. Joe
Beac Grear 8' ornr 1gull,0
60'x IR5' $160.000


105 K S. 38th Street Nc,. 2 BK'2 1/2 BA
E.3 r.lL.iT.i tiL r h%', rTfi'-L sjr ijrc, ajid n1ani 1ide
CGrr. b.':ni|h,, tilr. l irn Lin1 nt ;ppo'rtuir ,'
$239,000
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6930 Alabama Avenue Brs-iLdulJI,' land
. p,..j ,:._.r _- I... 4 RPF. 2 B.\, I[re,: Pool. Fullt
F1 c.x.d Call Dianna today for details on
this beauty. $289.000


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ocean environments.
Coastal Partnerships
Initiative supports innovative
local-level coastal management
projects through technical assis-
tance, training.and funding.
Uniform Beach Access
designs and distributes a beach
access sign, free of charge, to
Florida's local governments.
"The Coastal Management
Program works with local commu-
nities and businesses to repair
Florida's sensitive coast and pre-
serve it for future generations to.
enjoy," said Program Director Lynn
Griffin. "With this new funding,
DEP can continue working with
Florida's coastal communities to
reduce pollution, revitalize beach
areas and battle erosion."
The latest grant received from
NOAA will be .used to continue
funding the projects that maintain
and preserve Florida's pristine
coastal communities.
For more information, on
Florida Coastal Malagement
Program, including information-on-
applying 4for local "grant fundingng,
visit www.floridadep.org/sec
retary/legislative/coastal/index.ht
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/ HALF SHELLS
SEAFOOD MARKET & STEAM BAR
Come and enjoy the freshest seafood with the best atmosphere in.the panhandle.
"THE WAY SEAFOOD SHOULD TASTE"

'Try our, famous steamed shrimp."
AMt l iin-d in t "Southern Living Magazine"
Check out our "WET & RAW WEDNESDAYS"
($2.00 Dz. Raw- $4.00 Dz. Steam Oysters and $3.00 Pitchers'
New hours (Sun.-Thurs. 9:00am-9:00pm) (Fri., Sat. 9:00am-10:00pm)
All Times CST.


DINE IN OP. CARRY OUT
CATERING ALSO AVAILABLE
CALL (850) 648&2000
SLocated on. Hwy 98 in the loop behind Parker Realty in Mexico Beach.
.44


Introducing...




i Beacon by the Sea


y Luxury Retirement Living overlooking the Gulf of Mexico


Beacon by the Sea offers active, independent
living and complete healthcare services
overlooking the sugar-white sands of
St.Joe Beach, Florida.


Beacon by the Sea is a new community offering total living options

ranging from beach-view homes to convenient villas and even assisted.

living. Amenities within this 55+ senior residential campus concept will

include pool, both paved and soft-scaped walking trails and Community

Center. Health services include a wellness center, physician specialists,

nursing care and on-site lab, x-ray and diagnostics.


Now selling, Beacon by the Sea offers
over 75 homesites in an area where
property values are rapidly escalating.


190 Lightkeepers Drive
St. Joe Beach, Florida
850-647-2600


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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
www.StarFL.com


William R.
"Billy" Gibson
William Roy "Billy" Gibson, 47,
died June 20 in Royal Palm Beach.
He was born in Port St. Joe on
April 19, 1956.
He survived by his wife Donna;
three children, Missy, Jonathan
and David; five grandchildren; his
parents, his mother and stepfather
Lois and Clarence Rammacher,
and his father and stepmother Bob
and Jeri Gibson; two brothers,
Bobby Gibson and Steve Gibson; a
best friend (cousin) John
Browning; many nieces and
nephews and cousins and a host of
friends.
A memorial service was held at
Oak Grove Assembly, Port St. Joe,
on Monday, the 23rd of June, with
Rev. David Fernandez officiating.

Ruth M. Hill
Ruth M. Hill, 62, of St. Joe
Beach, passed away Saturday,
June 28, at her home. A native of
Tallahassee, she grew up in St.
Petersburg and later moved to Gulf
County and raised her family here.
An active member of The Beach
Baptist Chapel for 27 years, she
was the Vacation Bible School
director for many years, and a
member of the choir, Ladies


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

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


Auxiliary, and W.M.U. Mrs. Hill
was also a big Atlanta Braves fan
and loved going to their spring
training camp. She was a wonder-
ful and loving wife, mother, and
grandmother.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Bob Hill of St. Joe Beach;
two daughters, Stephanie Frazier
and husband Tims of Mineola, TX,
and Sherrin Hill of Pensacola;
three grandchildren, Justin
Frazier, Jacob Frazier, and Jared
Frazier, all of Mineola, TX; and one
sister, Betty Hardin of Panama
City.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, July 1, at 10 a.m. ET at
The Beach Baptist Chapel, con-
ducted by the Rev. David Nichols.
Interment followed in Holly Hill
Cemetery. Those that wish may
make donations to The Beach
Baptist Chapel in her Imemory.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


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The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You

St. Joseph Office St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. 850-227-1417 wy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday\ 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11a.m. CST


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
-',s. 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
Mon-Fri De.olion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET


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

SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME


1000 Highway 98 507 10th Street -ort bt. Joe
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies (850) 229-8111


Choices and Consequences


-A Youth Conference


Project Mold-A-Male/Female
and the North Port St. Joe Youth
Initiative will present an Annual
Youth Conference about communi-
ty concerns with the theme Choices
and Consequences.
The conference will be held
July 31 through August 2 at Dayid
Jones Recreation Center and Zion
Fair Missionary Baptist Church.
Choices and consequences as they
relate to crime, drugs, and life after
high school will be discussed. The
Honoring
Special People
Pastor C.E. Bailey requests the
presence of the community and
the congregations of other area.
churches as he honors Mrs.
Corrine Daniels, Mrs. Coretha
Turner, Pastor Rosa Garland, Mrs.
Dorothy Bolden and the memory of
Mrs. Dorothy Beard.,
The service will take' place
Sunday, July 6, at 3:00 p.m. at
New Bethel Baptist Church. Pastor
Bailey wishes to thank New Bethel
for the use of their church.
Summer Revival
Philadelphia Primitiv6 Baptist
.Church will hold its summer
revival services beginning July 14
and running through July 18.
Services will start at 7:00 p.m.
each night, and, the Right
Reverend Chris Burney of
Tallahassee will be the guest evan-
gelist. Visiting choirs will conduct
the song services each night. Elder
Jessie Hawkins and the
Philadelphia congregation cordially
.inite everyone to come out and be
,:a part of this spiritual renewal and
conversion. .i.


program will also include a fashion
show, workshops, field trips, meals
and a party. There will be rewards
galore, surprises and cash prizes
for perfect attendance.
Youths ages 7-17 and their
parents are invited, as well as serv-
ice agents and others who are
interested.
For more information, contact
Chester Gant, Jr. at 229-6624 or
Minnie Likely at 229-8155.
New Young
Adult Sunday
School Class
Hope Family Worship Center is.
pleased to announce a new young
adult Sunday school class begin-
ning Sunday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m.
The church also offers Sunday
school classes for other age
groups. Members of the communi-
ty are. invited to join any of the
classes offered.
The Hope Family Worship
Center is located at 2001 Garrison
Avenue in Port St. Joe.

Youth Day Service
Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church would like to
invite the community to its Youth
Day Service on Sunday, July 6, at
11:30 a.m.
The guest speaker will be Rev.
Melvin Riley, Youth Pastor. of
Union Baptist Church in
Enterprise, Alabama. Rev. Riley is
a native'of Port St. Joe. A special
invitation is extended to the class
of 1982 .. .
The church is locatedat 315
Martin Luther King Blvd.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m.- Bible Study all ages 10 a.
S Morning Worship 11 a.m. 'Evening Worship 6 p.m.


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WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols' .Church 647-5026 Honme 769-8725


S FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1 g_ 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'S fu 'N Sixteenth Street'
Sunday Worship ... 10 a.m.ixteent Street
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School .. 11 a.m.


*Sunday School


*Young Children


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MAGGIE

Maggie Needs a Master
Currently available for adoption at the Humane Sodiety.are Maggie, a
beautiful 4 yr. old spaniel, already spayed and available for only $7;
Turbo, a beautiful 7 month old male mix; Dan, a very nice black lab;
Dominique, a white male lab, already neutered with shots, FREE; Red, a
gorgeous male red chow, FREE; Jetson, a reddish brown semi-longhaired
male.
Homer, a nice creme colored lab male; Stumpy, a Boston bull terrier
mix puppy, Happy, a friendly German shepherd female, Pal, a male rot-
tweiler; Sassy, a nice sandy colored year old female lab; Stumpy, a Boston
bull terrier mix puppy; and a large number of kittens. Please come see!
For more information, contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at
227-1103 or visit the Humane Society's web site at www.sjbhumanesoci-
ety.org. :
Remembering a Friend
Robert M. "Bob" Moore


What is your memory from out of the past?
Perhaps an image upon which your mind is cast;
perhaps some object that meant a lot;
perhaps a word or phrase that will ne're be forgot.
Whatever your memory is of each day,
remember your friend is just far, far away.


-Bill McGee


In loving memory of Bob Moore. We miss you.
-Kenny andBecky Wood, Bill and Suzzane Wood; Al and Janice
Scheffer
BBQ Chicken Dinners July 9
On Wednesday evening, July 9, Beach Baptist Chapel will be selling
dinners of barbeque chicken, string beans, sweet potato souffle, .dessert,
and tea or lemonade. Dinners are.available to eat-in or carry out for a
suggested donation of $5. .
The church is located at 311 Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach.,

++ ST. JOHN'S

,+X1 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 Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


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


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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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

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


Discover God's Love! -
Everyone welcome

LonT Avenue
BAPTI T CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundaysat 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.


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


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:
plighlanbr ^iet aptfist TIlurrc
382 Ling Street Highland View
S/ Port St. Joe, Florida .52456
(850)227-1306
,a Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Diecipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING D DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


- FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724


Sunday School


Morning Worship
Methodist Youth Fellowship
Evening Worship
Wednesday Choir Practice
All Times are EST


10:00 a.m. "Dan Rhodes MINISTER


11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Director of Youth Ministries
Heather Smith
7:30 p.m. Director of Childrens Ministries
7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
Director of Music


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


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
1 11 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ........................................ 8:30 a.m ., CT
Contemporary ....................... ........ .......... 11:00 a.m ., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

But those who hope.in the Lord
/ will renew their strength. They
I) will soar on wings like eagles...
Ut r/s/ Isaiah 40:31
S / Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
/ ) Sundays Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
(in members' homes)
Come Celebrate with us! Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach *Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER

MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811


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By Dr. Peter H. Obesso
During the past few weeks we
have focused on nutrition and on
the devastating diseases that bad
nutrition, malnutrition, can bring
about, like diabetes and hyperten-
sion. Today we will talk about the
most paradoxical of them, obesity.
If we compare our society to
others around the globe we find the
differences that have made us the


Camp Brave


Heart A Grief


Camp For Kids

Hospice of the Emerald Coast
and Wiregrass Hospice are proud.
to conduct the third annual Camp
Brave Heart, a special weekend
camp for children ages 7-14 who
are grieving the death of a loved
one. Camp Brave Heart provides
children a chance to share their
feelings of sadness, loss and loneli-
ness while they learn ways to help
them cope with their grief and heal
their pain.
Children will have the opportu-
nity to relax bty the lake and partic-
ipate in fun .activities while receiv-
ing the support they need. They
will have an opportunity to share
their experiences and hear how
other children talk about their loss
and how they are dealing with it.
Children need to explore their feel-
ings of anger, guilt and blame, and
learn ways to cope with the pain
they are feeling. Camp Brave Heart
gives them a chance to do just that
in a supportive arid safe environ-
ment.
Camp Brave Heart is led by
the caring professionals from
Hospice of the Emerald Coast and
Wiregrass Hospice, as well as vol-
unteers from the community,
schools, and service agencies. It
will be full of fun activities, games,
and times for quiet and sharing.
See Braveheart on Page 9B


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most successful community in the
history of humankind: individual
freedom, social responsibility,
security and good education.
Because of this success we have
been able to produce an abun-
dance of food.
Obesity comes from the latin
obesitas which means fatness. In
medicine we add another word,
morbid, from the Latin morbidus,
diseased.
Why do we get morbid obesity?
There are many factors that influ-
ence weight gain but by far the
most prevalent is we eat too much
of the wrong foods.
Obesity is a principal factor in
the development of diabetes,
hypertension, heart disease and
arthritis.
Prevention of obesity starts
early in life and continues for a life-
time. This prevention is not diffi-
cult but it is methodical because it


Spotlight On Health:



Obesity


requires knowledge of the factors
that influence weight gain: Drink
more water. Develop healthy eating
patterns: Eat breakfast, lunch and
dinner at regular intervals. Eat at
the dining table. Eat moderate por-
tions. Eat more of the right foods
and less of the wrong ones.
Right foods:
Whole cereals, whole wheat
flour, whole wheat bread, bran,'
brown rice, whole wheat pasta,
wheat germ, beans, lentils, peas,
fruits, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, cel-
ery, turnips, soy, bamboo shoots,
hearts of palm, eggplant, squash,
cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes,
mushrooms, cabbage, cauliflower,
leeks, onions, artichokes, bell pep-
pers, lettuce, carrots, spinach,
meats, cheeses, eggs, butter, oils,
nuts, chocolate with more than
60% cocoa.
Wrong foods;
Candy, sugars, alcohol,
syrups, jam, jellies, soft drinks
sweetened with sugar, white bread,
potatoes, corn, refined starches,
refined flours, refined cereals, ice
cream sweetened with, sugar,
cakes, pies, corn and potato chips,
desserts sweetened with refined
sugar and refined flour.


Gulf Coast Realty, Inc.


Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Street
at Hwy. 98
Rentals: (850) 648-5449
Sales: (850) 648-5683
Fax: (850) 648-4247
Toll Free: (800) 260-1137


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WHICHH ONE COSTS MORE. TO INSUREV'


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


Allstate.
You're in good hands.


1 hitr ma, -touJ- ',ou h ie mc-.t

'/ abour this. wonderfull place
i- thrn so lil hde has been ouidied ai
S a11l. Here at Win.lhi rk Beach," die
S nnieles.ness of Old F lond is
thoiughtdu recalled From authennc
S.-osial architecture, .o the. unipoded
heU- sTrrewn bcach and abundance
oft wildlife Lndeed. i' all these thing-
thar make hivung here .o special.
I indhisrk BeaJh Located on an

Florida. Cult Coasi
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405 Nautilus Drive Seashores
Subdivision Delightful open floor plan, 2
BR/2-BA -o. mantaenonr.e home screen porch,
1 car garage Als;;b 'detached i 2x1T6 rk.
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, new 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


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Develop healthy exercise
habits. Be a participant in a sport.
Walk whenever you can. An after
dinner walk is a good habit to
develop. Watch. less television.
Reward children with physical
activities, not with food.
If you are already overweight
see your doctor or dietitian, they
will assist you with a cause related
plan to regain your normal weight.
Next week we will discuss
heart disease.

FSU Piano Camp

Recitals At GCCC
Gulf Coast Community College
will host Florida State University's
Honors Piano Camp, featuring
Leonidas Lipovetsky, July 7 to
July 18.
The Amelia G. Tapper Center
for the Arts, on the GCCC campus,
will be utilized for the students to
practice and perform.
For additional information
regarding the piano camps, call
Florida State University at (850)
215-3344.


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St. Joe Bay Office:
2010 Hwy. C-30
(850) 227-9600
Fax (850) 227-2115
Toll Free: (800) 451-2349


Cape Office
4320 Cape San Bias Road
Sales (850) 227-2160
Fax (850) 229-8783
Toll Free: (800) 600-1298


7 I a* 7,V 7' IVI l .lV A De*acon-n
- Nice 3 BR/2 BA mobile home on lot and a
half each. Only 5 biks from the beach.
$165,000 each. Call Lisa Guilford
for more information.


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3 BR/1.5 BA furnished townhouse with a beautiful
sunset view over the gulf from master br deck.
Convenient marina and boat launch across the
street. This is a great investment with good -rental
income. Call Carol Bell @ 800.451.2349 or
850.227.4252 MLS93888


Ivlz Long Ave., rort S. Joe .ozy J3K i oa
home situated on 2 lots. 3 blocks from St. Joseph's Bay.
CeUNIgDERee~@ONRAC, iNies
and schools. Ca tsie e0Ifor an appoint-
ment. 800-451-2 4 r 50-227-9600.
$174.900. MLS#96592


1409 Palm Blvd 3 BK/Z BA, this home is
centrally located close to the schools and down-
town 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 Wel-main-'
tained 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 981 $207,000 MLS#95571 Call
Ell,, All ,,1 -


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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-
227-3745





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 3, Old Town Subdivision.
Centrally located very near the St. Joe
Bay, local grocery store and downtown
Port St. Joe. Beautiful homes already built
around this lot. MLS#96144 $110,00
Call Susie White 227-9600
* Newest Beach Development in
Gulf County -Water front lot One
of a kind lot in Windmark Beach.
$685,000
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot in
the newest subdivision to build your
dream home. $49,900 MLS#93213
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
* 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
* 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 $220,000. Call Kim
Harrison 850-227-3745.
* Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape
San Bias Rd., $220,000 Susie
White.
* 100 Sec lh Dunes Dr.
$299,900 M1iS 53
* 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 lot, 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'. M LS #9 6 2 7 1,
$475,000. Call Mark Schultz.
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot,
50'x452'. MLS#96272,
$475,000. Call Mark Schultz.
* Indian La MLS#2599,
Hwy C-30, $9,0.'
BEACHES
"Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of
Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront
subdivision buffered from the areas larger devel-
opments. But, enough restricted covenants to have
its own sense of flare. $775,000 each
MLS#95776
* Edgewater Subdivision located
in St. Joe Beach on Hwy 98. Eleyen
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
98x440' on Court and 370'x125' on
Americus. Great opportunity for com-
mercial SQO D residential.
$975,000. MLS#94465 Call
Ellen Allemore.


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Jessie J Linton, 11, Luke D. Danny Wadkins, nine, son of
Linton, nine, sons of Amanda Tina Wadkins and Jonathan
Slater and Frank Linton. Buchans.


Kasie, 11, Jeremy, seven,
children of Gerald and Michelle
Thompson.


Alison, four, B. J. one, chil-
dren of Kellie Kennington and
Bobby Gay.


Clay, five, son of Randy and Alyssa, six, daughter of
Sonjia Raffield. Phillip and Patti Davis.


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Alyssa Clark, four, daughter
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Cimeron, four, son of Jason
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Haleigh, two, Hannah Grace,
15 months, daughters of John
and Christy Smith.


Cameron, six, Claudia, three,
Christian, 18 months, children of
Gerald and Dawn Alcorn.


Ashton, nine, D. J. 18
months, children of David and
Elizabeth Davis.


Tyler Monroe, four, son of
Travis and Heather Monroe.':


Emily, ten, daughter df
Frank and Jeannie Dykes.


Jaden, two, son of John and
Regina Grantland.



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THE CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA BOARD OF COM-
MISSIONERS WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
AND FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE ON MON-
DAY, JULY 14, 2003 AT 6:45 PM (CT). THE
PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING IS TO
CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE
WITH THE FOLLOWING TITLE:
An Ordinance of the City Council for the City of
Wewahitchka, Florida amending and revising The
Comprehensive Plan of Wewahitchka, Florida and
adopting a new Land Use Map, dated June 23,
2003, which will control future land use, guide
public facilities, and protect natural resources pur-
suant to the Local Government Comprehensive
Planning and Land Development Regulation Act
(chapter 163, Part In, Florida Statutes), providing for
severability, and providing for an effective date.
This ordinance, in its entirety, may be inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk, at City Hall, during reg-
ular business hours, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM (CT), Mon. -
Fri. All interested parties may appear at the public
hearing to be heard with respect to this proposed ordi-
nance.
Publish July 3 and July 10, 2003

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of Commissioners
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL READING
OF ORDINANCE on Monday, July 14, 2003 at 7:00
PM (CT) to consider the adoption of an ordinance
with the following title:
AMENDMENT TO AN ORDINANCE CHANGING
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEES; PRESCRIB-
ING LICENSE ISSUANCE PROCEDURES; SET-
TING PENALTIES; AND ESTABLISHING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
The ordinance, in its entirety, may be inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk, at City Hall, during reg-
ular business hours, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM (CT) Mon. -
Fri. All interested parties may appear at the meeting
to be heard with respect to this proposed ordinance.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
Publish July 3 and July 10, 2003


r P. O. Box 13123
3016 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
www.MexicoBeach Vacations. com
e-mail: sales@mexicobeachvacations.com


1-800-874-

5073 or

850-648-5777


I ... Casuna, Inc. announces the release of


S ,lots for Phase II Sales.


"X@ Now taking reservation agreements on 20 lots at $85,000.00.

eansI EXICO BEACH Restricted Subdivision will have:
S* Covlenants and Restrictions Single Family Homes
X Private Pool & Club House Underground Utilities

S (I '; Paved Streets Convenient Location To The Beach


I *__I <>\ a Charles M Parker
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Development


0o o "n -" Contact Cathey Parker Hobbs for'

^ o o information and reservations.

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--STATE ROAD 386-A 15tl STREET "Design is subject to modifications"


212 GULF AIRE U,8DER CONTRA(D S 88,000.00.
RED BULL ISLAND Lot 6, Blk. G, 171' x 100' $10,000.00, REDUCED $8,000.00.
GENERAL COMMERCIAL MEXICO BEACH 15TH STREET 1.5 acres, 113' wide x 750' deep. $400,000.
ARIZONA DRIVE, MEXICO BEACH Lot 10, Blk D, Unit 14, 100'x108.33' approx. $62,500.00. HOMES ONLY.
COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIESI 3 ACRES ON 15TH lN" j~ 6rox 100' on 15th Street and 1312'deep. $295,000.00.
224 BAY STREET, ST. JOE BEACH LOTS 9 & 11; BLOCK 6, UNIT 1, AND IMPROVEMENTS. $195,000.00 LOTS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $115,000.00 EACH.

101 ST. 41ST STREET & HWY. 98, MEXICO BEACH INVESTMENT PROPERTY Zoned Tourist/Commercial Lot 1, 75'x100'. $400,000.00. LOT 2 AVAILABLE $425,000.00. BUT MUST SELL WITH LOT 1.
NICE EXTRA LARGE RESIDENTIAL LOT IN RESTRICTED SUBDIVISION NEW MEXICO DRIVE. MEXIC86@IJ 1158 I33 100) ,J '-., .d .. e.alable ',sr i ,, r ei,'P :e. Lots 5 and 7, lock B, unit 14. $62,5 0.00 EACH.


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3 BR/2 BA brick home on the canal. Seller has per-
mits and will install dock. Recently refurbished,
pointed inside and out, has terrazzo floors, living
room, family room, laundry/storage, carport and
landscaped. $350,000.00.
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PACKAGE DEAL 2503 A, S. HWY. 98,
MEXICO BEACH Beautiful New Beachside
Townhouse with wonderful Gulf view. Extra large with
2300 sq. ft. heated & cooled area plus decks, balconies
and underneath carport and entry. Plus 2 years of Time
Share Lease that brings in $24,000.00 per year. Luxury
amenities, furnished and equipped. $479,000.00


210 GULF AIRE
DRIVE -'i:l.


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bedroom, fireplace, carpet/vinyl, blinds and land-
scaped. Built in 1994 and is well maintained and
recently painted inside and out. Has private beach and
pool/tennis courts. $225,000.00.


1ST APPROVED HOME DESIGN IN WIND-
MARK BEACH CORNER TALL PINE LANE &
SIGNAL LANE, WINDMARK BEACH Perfect
location on a nice corner lot with gulf view compli-
mented with the perfect design & plan home. Old
Florida design required by WindMark architectural
committee. Construction is underway! Home has 3
BR/3 BA with large rooms, 10' ceilings, screened &
open porches, metdl roof and all amenities. Plans
and complete information in office. $849,000.00.


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GULF VIEW UNDER CONSTRUCTION NEW
BEACHSIDE TOWNHOUSES 105 S.41ST
STREET MEXICO BEACH 3 BR/3 1/2 BA, 2000
sq ft. heated and cooled, metal roof, ceramic tile,
custom cabinets plus many more beautiful amenities.
Short walk to the beach. $315,000.00 INSIDE
UNIT, $325,000.00 OUTSIDE UNITS.


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106 SOUTH 34TH STREET MEXICO BEACH
FLORIDA 3 BR/2 BA, Attractively furnished and
equipped. Great location to the beach. Screened
front porch with Gulf View. $339,000.00


The Fish house Eiabl.:hed ritr...ng resrauran
in downtown Mexico Beach. Completely equippec
and furnished, includes transferable-on premise:
liquor license. Turn key operation, on 5 commercial
lots. Call for complete information.


182 Chapel Lane, Overstreet. Country living
possibilities 1.5 acres with 3/2 Doublewide, 2 othei
large buildings and 2 septic tanks $85,000 and 1
acre with Doublewide and Singlewide M.H
$65,000, OR both for $135,000.


Cathey Parker Hobbs

REALTOR/BROKER

Charity Alise Kemp Sales Agent

Sally Childs Sales Agent


108 C SOUTH 40TH STREET MEXICC
BEACH Beachside large 1 BR plus bonus room ir
triplex. Completely furnished & equipped and wel
maintained. MUST SEEI $150,000.00.


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Brave Heart-from Pg.


activities will include fishing,
canoeing, boating and innertubing,
horseback riding, swimming, arts
and crafts and much more.
The camp will be held August
29 through September 1 at Camp
ASCCA, a scenic relaxed environ-
ment, located within 2 miles of


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Lake Martin, in Jackson Gap,
Alabama. Transportation is provid-
ed.
There is no charge to the chil-
dren attending the camp. Hospice
of the Emerald Coast and
Wiregrass Hospice are non-profit
organizations providing medical,


emotional and practical assistance
to individuals with life-limiting ill-
nesses and their families living in
Florida, Alabama and Georgia.
Camp Brave Heart is made possible
through the generosity of the car-
ing communities served by these
two organizations. The camp's pre-
mier sponsor is Southern, Heritage
Funeral Home and associate spon-
sor is Dothan Civia Club.


Other sponsorships are avail-
able. For. information about becom-
ing a sponsor, contact Dr. Ron
Hartsfleld, Camp Director at 1-
334-792-1100 or 1-800-626-1101.
To register a child for the camp
or for more information, please call
Becky Palmer, Community
educator, at 850-769-0055 or 877-
717-7357.


Alexandria, two, Michael,
four months, children of Mike
and Lesley Strickland.


The


Cameron Dorman, two, son
of Chris and Kristi Dorman.


Beach isjust the beginning.

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Cape San Bias Beach Home
"nn California" 4 bedroom, 3
hbrh in Great condi'i:.i' \ iiii-t
ve,. Ii:. appreciate! It i I.:. t!he
I' :L family or to in..-r:.ri
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ro'Tr view the Gulf, .tL,.- r.:...,
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- Cape San Bias
Beach Front
g"Suns.t Point." -
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ulIw cation rental.
Lic.aleJ on a very
&Jcp lot! $599K.
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MaKayla, six, Will, four, Benjamin, six, Abigail, three,
MaLena, one, children of Bill and children of Wayne and Candice
Melissa Ramsev. Bridges.


Cape San Bias Beach
Front "Happy Home" -
Betutiful 3 b-.droom 3.5
'- b.th Th.. V.e,-,e his Pella
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S,, $6Q,5K. NILS*95383

Gulf View Old Florida
Cracker Style "Villa del
Mar". Less than 1 mile from
.. the St. Joseph State Park w/
deeded beach & bay access. 3
bedroom, 2.5 bath. Great
decor,, quality featufes- Lovely
cabinetry throughout, loft, and
built-in bunk beds A rare find!
$350K MLS#95791


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S"Bach IHeaven". An
l.. .,uji ', ri gnificent beach,
SI- .r.,r.:i.-, 2 bath. Enjoy the
i-,..i I, :.i lul and boardwalk
i.:i r he '.:h thiss well estab-
i.hc.J ui.j.. ,ion. This home
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iii,:, :...I ,r,. urance required).
$325K. MLs95102

rulf View townhouse'
Coronado" on St. Joe Beach,
ust steps from the water.
Jnobstructed view with deed-
d access, 2 bedroom, 1.5
aths, unit is, furnished, in
excellent condition. $225K.
ILS#95729


Nathan Royal, three, son of Katrina Nelson, six, daugh-
George and Denise Royal. ter of Terri and John Nelson.


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or garge barn pa.lure 5239,000 Backyard is landscaped and fenced Cloe a pulc St. Joe Beach 2B2BAThL h~ bee. .:mplel,
91BAYBERRY DRIVE- DALKEITH Gulf Front, Indian Pass a 190 uge K One of a kd beautiful hme overlooking St.beween beach


West style 3 BR/3.5 BA home. Completely renovated Josephs Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA situated on approx 1.95 Would make an excellent rental! MLS96147 $437,000
t o &restoredtocode wih style 1.18cre,90X517GF aces. MLS#92878. View on our website



It Gl Froings, bahama shutters, custom gourmet kitchen, heart 451-2349o a kpe 1u if h o ver ing S. o A/C un Decaed beach fo erore to maenro &
a\ ... and West style 3 BR/3.5 BA home. Completely renovated Joseph's Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA s tuated on apprax 1 95 Ey
1" .,{* Mexic 'a ......." & restored to code with style 118 acre, 90 X 517tGF acres. MLS#92878. View on our website. Would makeDan excellent rental h ML e#96147 $437 000
_____ ings, bahama shutters custom gourmet k idthen head 451 2349 or 850-227-9600. ,
pine floors, 5 FP, gulfview jacuzzi on wrap around fro
-c Flo o Cal porch, DR, LR, den, built, in staircase to HUGE'attic & o r $ f t Ma
Bwidows walk.TOO many extras must see to believe.t
11 or Offered at $1,785,000 Kim Harrison 227- e or e
Giu Fot Ci" r e C 3745. Gulf front home on Cape San Bias Beautiful
,- U W-' !120 ,,- sunset views from this 3 BR/ 2 BA. This home has 1i
...B" Westcott .4Federal flood insurance! Furnished and ready for you i

S LOOKIN FOR SUe? 136 Fn Opk St. Indian Pass Subdivision to move in! A must see at $625,000.00. Call Mexico Beach 101-D 38th Street New 2BR/2
l LOOKIeNG tiFOR SUNSETS? Owner Financking hepos- 3BR/ 1BA Custom built home w/ open design. All cypress interi- Dee Mitchell at 227-2160 or 800-600-1298. 1/2BA. Fully furnished townhouse, close to marina &
dunsible. Beautiful beachGulf F ront Home overlooking huge home in a or and .exterior. Situated ori 2 lots. Federal Flood beach. Excellent investment property! Call Patricia
excellent rental. MLS#93987 Call Preston Ru great Tah Insurance available. $395,000.00 MLS#93297. Raap at 850-648-5683 ext. 15 for showing.
"lo" exclntreta.LviewsCalEDetoLRFstion. This Call 1 MarkSchulm 227-9600or 227-2594 an call Sui

for more information 227-2160. cozy well maintained brick home is priced to sell Call Mark Schultz 227-9600 or 227-2594 MLS#94370 $245,000.
1. .Susie White for more information 850-227- tm i. ,
9600. MLS #96661. $134,900. .. ."_.orv g



SOSeac irfs Beach Homes at Cape San Bias Mexico Beach Unobstructed 4BR/3BA Beach View 40 Hwy 98- Mexico Beach UNOBSTRUCT-
Mexico Beach 11 Circle Dr. Gulf View, 3 Howard Creek 172 N. Squirrel Ave. 2 BR/2 Close to State Park. Gated community with pool Home. Enjoy the Fantastic panoramic view from the wid- ED GULF VIEW I 3 BR, 2 BA home totally renovat-
BR, 2 BA, single family home. This 1,296sf open floor BA plus bonus room, doublewide mobile home sits on a and great views of beach. ows walk or relax while watching the sunset from the ed in 2001 replumbed, rewired, new appliances,
plan home sits aprx. 400ft from the beach on a 75x90 high 120'x130' lot close to the landings, cypress siding One new 4BR/4 1/2BA, over 2200 sq. ft. screened porch. This home would make a great place for windows, front porch enclosed heated & cooled.
lot. Call Patricia Raap @ 648.5683 ext. 15 and metal roof. Call Patricia Raap for more infor- with elevator. $399,900. a family vacation. This is a must see!!! Many other improvements. Just move in and enjoy the
Sfor showing. MLS#96261 $550,000 motion. MLS#94248 $72,000. One new 6+ BR/5 BA, $799,000.' MLS#96163 $635,000 view! $575,000. Ask for Ellen
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Wade Clark Auctions
229-9282, AB1239, AU1737
ltc7/3

BOAT
AUCTION!
Sat. July 5th, 10 am EDT
102 Baltzell Ave Port St. Joe
On Site auction of 10+ trail-
ers, 8 Boats, Motors, & Misc
marine items: 5th wheel
trailer /hook up
Assembly, Galv trailer parts,
Rock ladders, swim plat-
form, MORE!
Wade Clark Auctions
229-9282, AB1239, AU1737
10% Buyer's Premium
ltc7/3



AUTOOTIV


1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 4X4. Loaded.
Excellent condition. 77,000
miles. Must Seel $6950. 960-
4464. Itc7/3

1992 Acura Legend, 4 door,
very clean, leather, sunroof,
cd player, all electric, alloy
wheels, 163,149 miles,
$5700 obo. Call Silvia at
850-819-4691. 4tp7/3

1998 Chevy S10 Stepside. 5
speed, AC, one owner. New
condition. $3950. 960-4464.
ltc7/3

1998 Ford Explorer Sport,
4.0 Liter V6, CD, P.W., P.L.,
custom rims and tires.
$7,800 827-4264. 2tp7/3

1998 Dodge Durango SLT
4X4. Loaded! New condition,
one owner. $9650. 960-4464.
ltc7/3

Lime-green classic Caddy El
Dorado 1973 convertible,
46k original miles, all sys-
temisTwvok, $6000 obo; See
around town. 229-9585.
2tp7/3

1998 Buick Regal Gran
Sport. 60,000 miles, one
owner, garaged, leather,
loaded, 4 door. $7950. 960-
4464. ltc7/3

For Sale gas powered golf
cart Club Car' II. Has a
dump bed 'and a roof top.
Good running condition.
$1400 firm. 648-8779.
3tp7/3

1986 Yamaha FJ1100. Just
12,000 miles! One owner,
new condition,, must see.
Must Sell, just $2950. 960-
4464. ltc7/3

1996 Toyota Avalon XL excel-
lent condition, fully loaded,
leather interior, sunroof, gold
trim, one owner $6,000.
Please call 648-2121.3tp7/3


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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited. 4X4, Sunroof,
Leather, one owner, fully
loaded, garaged. Showroom
New Condition! $8950. 960-
4464. ltc7/3

1989 4x4 Chevrolet, 350
engine, high mileage, auto-
motive, good truck for the
woods, $3500, call John @
227-1054 after 5:00 or 227-
1387 before 5:00 tfc6/5

1987 Corvette. AT, AC, excel-
lent condition. Must Seel
$7450. 960-4464. ltc7/3

1994 Dodge 3500, Extended
cargo van, one owner, good
shape, perfect for contractor.
$3500. Call 648-4183, leave
message. 3tp6/26

1999 Kia Sophia. AT, AC, 4
door, low miles, excellent
condition. $3250. 960-4464.
ltc7/3

1993 Chevy Blazer 4x4
brush guard dual exhaust.
Tow 'package, new engine
w/approx. 40,000 miles.
Asking $5,000. 647-3365
2tp6/26

1994 Mazda Prot6g6. AT, AC,
4 door, low miles, excellent
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
lte7/3

1993 GMC Jimmy. 4X4, V6,
4 door, excellent condition.
$4250. 960-4464. 1tc7/3






1995 Yamaha Wave Raider,
760 2-seater, digital
speedometer, runs excellent,
$1600, only 170 hrs., call
Paul at 850-527-7807.
4tp7/3

17' Bass boat, w/new trailer.
1 yr old Nissan motor, less
than 25 hrs. Will' sell for
$2500 firm. For info call
Charme at 229-8461. ltc7/3

For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
sear, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12

J16 Carolina Skiff. Fully
rigged 25hp I Evin.
Performance trailer $3000
obo. Even 850-648-1084.
4tp6/26'

1977. 20ft Formula
Thunderbird good condition.
Cutty cabin/trailer/3Q2 boss
I/O 15'00 FIRM 648-9410.
4tp6/26


SSa4 o SawtL t
7Te StaM


Long term two, 3 bedroom
unfurnished houses in St.
Joe Beach. Call Crystal
Sands Realty, Inc. 648-4400.
2tc7/3

COMMERCIAL WARE-
HOUSE 1125 sq ft. 14 foot
roll up door, power available.
Mexico Beach. 648-5242.
5tc7/3

3BR/ 2 bath house for rent
in Beacon Hill. Close to dedi-
cated beach, unfurnished
appliances irc. $750 a
month plus utilities, call
648-4649. 2tp7/3

2-BR House for Rent -
Transfer Landing Road,"

Wewa: .$525.00 month, cen-
tral heat/air water/sewage
included. Month rent in
advance, month's rent
deposit. Call 639-5345
AFTER 5:00 CST. ltp7/3

Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 527-6090.
2tp7/3

House for rent: 2 bedroom,
unfurnished; 457 Madison
St., Oak Grove; 3.blocks from
St. Joe Bay, 227-7800.
tfc6/26

Mobile Home Space for Rent -
Transfer Landing Road,
Wewa: $100 month,
water/sewage included.
Month rent in advance,
month's rent deposit. Call
639-5345 AFTER 5:00 CST.
ltp7/3

Commercial office space
newly renovated, ten rooms
front and back' entrance,
large 3 car carport, lot 50 x
185, chain link fence, 200
amp new electric and
plumbing. 12' x 11 storage
shed. Available immediately.
216. 7th St., Port St. Joe,
648-8629 or 227-5135.
6tc6/12

1 bdrm/1 bath unfurnished
apt.; only 2 houses from
beach. $750.00 a month
including utilities. Call
Parker Realty 648-5777.
2tp6/26

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

Large 3/2 Gulf view home on
C-30 near Indian Pass Raw
Bar. Available 6-1, $900/mo.
Terms flexible. 653-1675
tfc6/5

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6/5


apartment
, all util-
Monthly
)0. tfc6/5

ED
ise, stove
i. screen
ndry rm.
n apart-
g., wash-


Yard Sale Sat. July 5th.
Furniture couch, loveseat, 2
chairs. 9:00 1:00. 305
Georgia Ave. Mexico Beach.
ltp7/3


HELP
WANTED7


Efficiency-type ap
in P.S.J., furnished
ities inc. Weekly,
rates. Call 639-360

UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. hou
& refrig. cen. h&a
porch. carport & lau
* Large 2 bedroom
ment. stove & refrii
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig.
house, 1 1/2 ba
laundry rm., ch&
washer & stove, full
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. ho
heat & air, wash
hook-up.
* One bedroom ap
washer/ dryer hool
229-6777 after 7 PM







Unfinished Furni
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishin
234 Reid Aven
Quality Refinishing sin
Call John Reees at I

Selling partial coller
antique European f
Stately 8-foot Louis
nut armoire/display
;ca. 1880, glass shell
ror back. Appraisei
will sell $4500. M
moving to small
English carved, oa
stand, marble top
beveled glass
Appraised $2100; se
Square 28" oak par
glass ball/claw foo
Possibly others. By
ment 647-9614 even

Furniture: 2 Ch
w/ottomans, matcl
-eat. taupe floral
3eari old, open stoi
able in stores. $400
call 227-3611 nig
227-3252.

For Sale: Console Pi
229-8978 after 5:
message.

Used furniture f
Johnnie's Trim Sh
4th St., PSJ




Moving Sale. Rain
Furniture,' clothes
hold good, etc. 120
Circle. Saturday, Ju
8am until.

Moving Sale, Fri.
and Sat. July 5th.
Furniture, househo
2108 Jennifer Ave. P


Position vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2002-
2003.
Position Title: Maintenance
Technician
Application Deadline: July
16, 2003 Deadline 12:0p
noon ET
Contact Person: Mr. Don
Rich,. Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School
Rd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8369
Job Description: A copy of
the advertised job descrip-
tion and application form are
available from the district'
office building located at 150
Middle School Rd in Port St.*
Joe.
Qualifications: Universal
refrigerant certification five
years verifiable work experi-
ence in the following areas;
commercial refrigeration,
boilers and chillers, gas fired
systems, heat pumps and
controls, electrical back-
ground. Applicant must be
able to install, troubleshoot
systems and maintain ares
listed above. Successful
applicant must pay a $52 fin-
gerprint analysis fee, get a
pre-employment physical
and a pre-employment drug
:screening.
Salary Range: Based on
board approved salary
schedule.. Gulf County
Schools is an equal oppor-
tunity employer. 2tc7/3

Seeking Application
Support Specialist with very
strong experience in
Microsoft Office (2000/XP).
Please send resume to: P.O.
Box 14165, Mexico Beach,
FL 32410. email it@hcau-
dit.org 3tc6/19

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. ..... t..fc6/5







The Bank has several
excellent opportunities for
you to join our team of
banking professionals in
one of Florida's top growth
markets.' The following
openings are immediately
available in our Gulf and
Franklin County offices:
Tellers
Branch Manager
Send confidential resume
to The Bank-Port St. Joe,
P.O. Box 368,, Port St. Joe
FL 32457. AA/EOE

LENDER Itc73


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


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment







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



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


DRIESBACH CLEANERS CLOCK REPAIR
180 AVENOE C Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
Pick-up and Delivery Grandfathr, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
850-227-1671. 648-5165

J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue RENT OR LEASE
'Port St.jee, FOR RENT OR LEASE
Fl. 32456
( 85022 9414 Dry storage space
Fax 229.6041 3,000 sq. ft.

SadioShack Call 229-6031
Authorized Sales Center

High Hope Farms MINI STORAGE
U-Pick Of. lM sReid Ave. Street PortSt.Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
Tomatoes814-7400 Cell Phone
545-7420 "r 785-9777 After Hours


Peppers, cucumbers,
$5 for 5 gal bucket
open 7 days a week except
when raining
Bristol, FL
Pea Ridge Road.
Follow Signs
3tp6/19

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

Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


BEACH

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

Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058;
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.c2!m


Circle S Refinishing:
Repair.* Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. Wedo it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty

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

MARv'mS Satellite
Service & Antennas
6331Georgia Ave., Port S. Jo, FL 32456
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


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


MIRACLE CARPET CLEANING
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!


DONNIE
850-647-8052
850-899-3203 Cell


CHARTLES
850-647-1698


Make your





a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA


850-647-8028


Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 a- 850-227-6131
hllilll ollia i MKni POi,-9 ,Ii


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L4@Pl


New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.


* Above Ground Pools Starting at $995 Free Water Testing
SLiquid Chlorine Automatic Pool Cleaners Starting at $175.00
Convert from Baquacil to Chlorine Ask us How
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-POOL (7665) www.pristine-pool.com









GM Tom Parker
l 1, Over 30 Years Experience


647-2700

,13,/, 327 Balboa Street St. Joe Beach


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIJFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS r Concrete
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED ^ ftHIT f[ DOESN'T
THE STORMS :"" PAY TO CUT CORNERS!
www.larryjoecolson.com
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


TRDS0SRIE


3 bdrm.
., inside St. Joe Auto Parts NAPA
:a, dish- Auto Parts is looking to fill an
ly carpet- open counter position.
Resumes accepted, applica-
D tions available at 201 Long
)me, auto Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
Ler/dryer 32456. Must be honest, good
ar with people, and willing to
apartment, learn. Automotive and/or
up. Call sales experience helpful. For
V. tfc6/5 more information, call Rick
Lamberson, owner at 850-
229-8149. 2tc7/3
Adult Case Manager Gulf
County. Provide assessment,
coordination of services and
follow-up for mentally ill
adults. Requires Bachelor's
iture @ degree in a human services
or social services field, use of
ig Shoppe personal vehicle, and good
wue driving record. One year
ce 1982 experience preferred but not
2E9s6374 necessary. Excellent benefits
package. Indicate job refer-
ence #23-1GC. when apply-
ction fine ing. Drug Free Workplace/
onre. EOE. Apply to: Ed Dennis,
XVI turwal- Component Director, Life
XV wal- Management Center, 311
cabinet, Williams Avenue, Port St.
Lives, mir- Joe, FL 32456, Fax: (850)
d $6800; 227-3223. Email:
ust sell; hrdept@lifem nnagementcen-
r home- ter.org 2tc7/3
k wash-
3-piece REPORTER POSITION The
mirror. Star and Apalachicola/
.ll $1800. Carrabelle Times newspa-
lor table pers are seeking a reporter to
t, $800. cover Psports, and .miscella-
appoint- neous community journal-
nings. -Ism in the two communities.
2tp7/3 Anyone interested in apply-
S ing for this position should
ir 12 send a resume and samples
thing love of their written work to The
, 1/2 Star: Publishing Company,
k, naval- P.O. Box 308. Port Sr. Joe Fl.
set. Days 32457.- ,a t6fc7/3
ghts call
t 6 ATTENTION DRIVER
2tp6/26 TRAINEES Werner has,
ano. Call immediate openings for
00 leave entry-level drivers. No experi-
00 ave nce needed. Earn $700-
tfc6/5 $900 weekly plus benefits.
or sale. No CDL? No.problem! Short
o 310 term training'now available
lOP5/ Call today 1-877-214-3624.
tfc5/1 5tc7/3

SImmediate opening for full-
time experienced Accounting
Assistant. Qualified appli-
or Shine cants must have good com-
or Sne., munication skills, be orga-
Shouse- nized and multi-tasked and
Westcott have knowledge in AP/AR
ly 5th at and account reconciliation.
lp7/3 Experience in QuickBooks
July 4t Pro and Microsoft. Office a
8 no plus. Send : resmes to
8, noon. Accounting Assistant, P.O.
d items. Box 307, Port St. Joe, FL
PSJ 3 32457. 2tc6/26
Itp7/3


"Come grow with .us."
Coastal Design &
Landscaping, Inc., is looking
for team players and team
leaders to join our rapidly
growing company.
Experience in landscape
implementation and irriga-
tion is a plus. Call 229-8880
for further information.
Coastal Design &
Landscaping, Inc. is commit-
ted to a Florida Drug Free
Work Place. tfc6/26

WAREHOUSE MGR- Fl dri-
ver license, heavy lifting,
handy man abilities, Trial
basis up to $500 per week.
Depends on PRODUCTIVI-
TY. 227-1251. (Thur., Fri.,
Sat.,) Only. 4tc6/19

Happy Person Needed,
Greeter, inventory assistant,
retired welcome, part time
after training. Mon-Tue and
fill, in a must. Must be flexi-
ble. Call 227-1251 Thurs.
,Fri, Sat. 4tc6. 19
Opening soon: Sea Level
Cafe. All. positions avail-
able. Submit applications at
the Wonder Bar, St. Joe
Beach 647-9920. ,tfc6/5

Scallop Cove BP, out on
Cape San Blas is looking for
part and/or full time
cashiers. Hourly pay begins
at $7.50 an hour with an
opportunity to make $9.00
an hour with proven ability.
Medical benefits available.
Apply in person at 4310 Cape
San Blas Road. Reliable
transportation a must and
cashier, experience is desired.
3tp6/19

Position vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2002-
2003..
Position Title: Bus Driver-
Full time
School/Site: Port St. Joe
Area
Application Deadline: July
2, 2003 Deadline 12:00 noon
ET
Contact Person. Mr.y .on
Rich. Coordinator. Gulf
County School Board, 2853
Long Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456 (850) 227-1744 '
.Job Description: A copy of
the advertised job descrip-
tion and application form are
available from the mainte-
nance office or the district
office building located at 150
Middle School Rd in Port St.
Joe, www.gulf.kl2.fl,us or
http://prod.schoolcruiser.co
m/gcsb
Qualifications: CDL and
Gulf County bus driver per-
mit are required., Successful
applicant must pay a $52 fin-
gerprint analysis 'fee, get a
pre-empioynment, ph-yscal
and drug screening.
Salary Range: Salary is
determined by the adopted
salary schedule. 2tc6/26

Wonder Bar hiring,
Waitresses. Call 647-9920 or
come by. tfc6/5


Part Time, Full time
Cashier apply in person
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Blas, good pay,. gas allow-
ance. 229-8775 tfc6/5

'Local manufacturer seek-
ing customer service repre-
sentative. Good phone man-
ner and oreanizauonal skills
a must. Responsible for tak-
ing telephone orders and
some clerical, work. Generous
hourly wage and bonus
structure. gll 227-2057 for
appoLntment. or fax resume
to 227-1457. Drug test
required. 4tc6/12.

.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

We've just had a makeover
and are in need of additional
staff. Come join our exciting
team! Bay St. Joseph Care
Center has openings in the
following areas: All shifts,
dietary aides, housekeeping,
laundry Apply In person to:
220 Ninth Street. Port. St.
Joe. Affordable health insur-
ance. Uniform allowance.
tfc6/12

Established real estate
office has openings in the
Rental Dept. Requires com-
puter and public relation
skills and some weekend
duty. Fax resumes to 648-
5779 or call for an interview
at 648-5777. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc6/12

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending. on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe .
tfc6/5

Bay St. Joseph Care and
,Rehabilitation Center is now
taking applications for the
flowing posipons' N.A's (2)
F'I3-11 JMlon.-Fn. 'CNA's (41
SBajilr W/E. work 32. paid
for 40. Keep your same
assignment! 'Affordable
health insurance, uniform
allowance.' EOE, drug free
workplace. Call Tricia 850-
229-8244 ext. 113 for inter-
view. tfc6/12

Small engine mechanic/
service man. apply in person.
St. Joe. Rent All 706 1st
Street. Port St. Joe. tfc6/5

Security Guard Class D FL
Lic Required. Call 229-8271
ext 216. 4tp6/19,

Graphics/Composition-
Seeking person nith skills In
Quark and PhotoShop. Need'
good language skills and
experience in newspaper pro-
duction tand/or commercial
print design (benefits). Send
resume to the .Star:
Publishing Co., P.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457. ueis














THE STAR PORT ST. JOE 2008 PAGE 11B


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

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



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Lost on Hwy 22 in
Wewahitchka, small male
dog. Gold, silver curly dark
hair; 1 yr old. Reward
offered, 639-5595. 2tp7/3






FREE COMPOST for your
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Bias 227-2584.
ltp7/3

"Set of 17x7 silver wheels,
Toyo high performance tires,
$800 obo. Like new, two 10"
punch speakers in Q-logic
walnut finish box with
Jensen XA2150, 2 Channel
300 watt total system power
automotive amplifier, $150
obo. GATEWAY 950 PC, 128
meg Ram, 20 gig hd, cd rom,
cdrw, 56k modem, 16 mb
video card, Windows ME,
10/100 card, floppy drive,
multi function, keyboard,
mouse, Boston speaker/sub-
woofer, ms works suite, addi-
tional software, all system
software, brand new 15"
monitor, 6 mo warranty,
Epson stylus color printer.
USB cable, $300, 647-3358
or 227-6183. 2tp7/3

Free "Non-Denominational"
'Eight Lesson Bible
Correspt'ndence Course
Learn how to beconle a
Christian & nothing "else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
0 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

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. ra/s

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 .wlth 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
& whistles. $47,900. Call Mr.
Action @ 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

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





2 lots Mexico Beach. 100 x
105. Corner of Maryland and
Arizona. $45,000 each 647-
3882. 4t7/3

Foreclosure home at 7320
Max Fleming Rd. in
Wewahitchka $500 down,
$325 monthly or best cash
offer. Grade value won't last.
Call 803-732-4598. 4tp6/19

Sunset Village lot for sale.
'Retriciions arnd' covenints,
dedicated beach, pool, bath-
house. Great investment.
$199,000 (256) 348-4322.
4tp7/3

.Lot for sale by owner: 75' x
120', Betty Dr..Ward ridge
$32,900 --- (850) 227-1280.
4tc6/5


3-bedroom/1-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, $130,000. Please call
for appointment, home is
rented. 229-1711. tfc6/5
St. Joe Beach, very nice 3br/
2ba double lot, new ondura
roof, double garage, land-
scaped, 1/2 block from
beach. $229,000. Pelican
Walk Real Estate. 850-648-
4995. 4tc7/3

Howard's Creek, large 4br/ 2
1/2 ba cha, silk wall paper,
oak trim, and chair rails,
marble counters, stonework.
$99,900..Pelican Walk Real
Estate. 850-648-4995.
4tc7/3

For Sale by Owner 141 S.
Higgins St. Indian Pass
$340,000. Fully restored
1900's cottage. All heart
pine, floors, walls, ceilings. 2
bedrooms/ 2 tiled baths, 2
tiled fireplaces, ceiling fans
through-out, beautiful
screened porch. New: plumb-
ing, electrical, insulation,
HVAC, roof, paint, appli-
ances, Refinished: heart pine
floors. Phone 229-6709.
ltp7/3

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. tfc6/26

5 Acre Farms, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Asking $125,000
obo. 850-229-6487 or,850-
229-6507. tfc6/26

For sale by owner. 100ft x
108ft lot Mexico Beach 414
Texas, .Dr. Completely
cleared. Debris removed not
buried. 100ft culvert
installed. Clear- title.
$62,500.: For more info con-
tact Robert Bodiford Ph#
648-5662. 4tp6/26

WATERFRONT 500 ft.
Deep water. $499,000.00.
CBRE, Inc. Don Yarbrough,
850-648-4618,
sandyarb@gtcom.net.
4tp6/26

MEXICO BEACH Cozy
cottage. Easy walk to beach.
$151,900.00. CBRE, Inc.
Don Yarbrough 850-648-
4618, sandyarb@gtcom.net
4tp6/26

For Sale by owner Spacious
3 possibly 4 bedroom, 2 bath
home approximately 2500 sq
ft within walking distance of
schools large fenced in back
yard. 1801 Garrison Ave.
Call for details 850-229-8331
$185,000.00. 4tc6/12


Indian Pass beautiful Gulf
front lot 50' x 270' fully gated
community enjoy the pool,
clubhouse, to beautiful land-
scaping $595,000. Call 256
348-4322. 4tp6/12

Large lot for sale. Sunset
Village subdivision, pool,
bathhouse, dedicated beach.
$269,900. 256-348-4322.
4tp6/12

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

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

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

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
$32,900--- (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

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cleaner seeking employment.
10 years experience rentals,
residential and new con-
struction cleaning ref pro-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
IN RE: The Marriage of
WESLEY BLANTON JONES,
Peitioner/Husband,
and
MARANDA LORINE JONES,
Respondent/Wife
CASE NO: 03-83DR
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Maranda Lorine Jones
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition for Dissolution of marriage has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of our
Response'or Pleading to the Petition
upon the Petitioner's attorney, Timothy
J. McFarland, 326 Reid Avenue, P.O.
Box 202, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32457,
and file the original Response or
Pleading in the office of the Clerk of the
Circuit Court in and for Gulf County,
Florida, on or before the 24th day of
July, 2003. If you fail to, do so, a
Default Judgment will be taken against
you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
DATED at Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida, this 12th day of June, 2003.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/ Betty Justice, D.C.
Publish June 19, June 26, July 3, and
July 10, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
CASE NO. 03-39-PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of. .
PAUL AMBROSE LASTOWSKI,
deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALLPERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST, THE ABOVE
ESTATE::
The administration of the estate of Paul
Ambrose Lastowski, deceased, File
Number 03-39-PR. is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costii .Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personalrepresenta-
tive and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THATI.
All creditors of:the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands,
against the decedent's estate on whom
a copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF. THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM..\
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF Ti-Ht FiFi.T PUliBll" i 01N OFTHIS
ALLkLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is June 26, 2003.
/s/PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL. BAR NO. 0066806
/s/STANLEY M. LASTOWSKI
P.O. Box 15005
Pensacola, FL 32514
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish June 26 and July 3, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE O FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:


I' PUBLifR~.NIC''~hi L r NOi ni-l'hCTI-CES I1 [1


20:,:,- 4 D-'O F, -,TL'v: ,, lu V.ri
SILVER IN COLOR
VIN# 1G2NF52E12M508729
CASE NO: 03-178-CA
NOTICE OF
FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an inter-
est in the above-described property,
which was seized on or about May 16,
2003, in Gulf County, Florida. Said
property in the custody of the Gulf
County Sheriffs Department. Any
owner, entity, boni fide lienholder or
person in possession of the property
when seized has the right to request a
preliminary adversarial hearing for a
probable cause determination from the
Circuit Court within 15 days of the first
publication of this notice, with notice
sent certified mail, return receipt
requested to Cecilia Redding Boyd,
Assistant State Attorney, P.O. Box 860,
Panama City, Florida 32402-0860. A
Petition for Final Order of Forfeiture
has been filed in the above-styled
cause.
/s/ Cecilia Redding Boyd
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P.O. Box 860
Panama City, FL 32402
(850) 763-1787
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
Publish July 3 and July 10, 2003
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the

undersigned intends to sell the person-.
al property described below to enforce
a lien imposed on said property under
the Florida Self Storage Facility Act
(Sections 83.801-83.809, Florida
Statutes).
The undersigned will sell at public sale
by competitive bidding on the 19th day
of July, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. on the
premises where said property has been
stored and which are located at Gulf
Storage Facility, at the corner of
Osceola Street and Second Street,
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465, the fol-
lowing:
1. The contents and miscellaneous fur-
nishings within Units #32 and 37 of
Gulf Storage Facility, which uits were
rented by Barbara Hasty;
2. The contents and miscellaneous fur-
nishings within Unit #41 of Gulf
Storage Facility, which units were rent-
ed by Ann Collins;
3. The contents and miscellaneous fur-
nishings within Units #1 of Gulf
Storage Facility, which units were rent-
ed by Linda Holden;
4. The contents and miscellaneous fur-
nishings within Units #27 of Gulf
Storage Facility, which units were rent-
ed by Kelli Nations:
5. The contents and miscellaneous fur-
nishings within Units #13 of Gulf
Storage Facility, which units were rent-
ed by Rena Denomore;
6. The contents and miscellaneous fur-
nishings within Units #24'of Gulf
Storage Facilty, which units were
occupied by an unlmown person;
Purchases must be paid for in cash at
the time of purchase. All items shall be
sold "as is" "where is" and must be
removed at the time of sale. Sale sub-
ject to cancellation in the event of.set-
tiement between owner and obligated
party.
/s/Doris Jean Whitten, Owner
Publish July 3, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 03-29-PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF JO ANN SMITH,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JO
ANN SMITH, deceased, whose date of
death .ws January 28, 2003 is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 03-29-PR; the address of
which7 is Gulf County Courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida, 32456. The names and
addresses of the Personal
R rc.,riii ;,. and the Personal
F-r : r are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who-have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file, their
.claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE
THE LATER OF THE 'DATE THAT IS
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons- who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims.with this Court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.


_ ~__


[. Jon% 1-1-i1rMiiDiE, irTHE TIME E FEN
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is July 3, 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
William E. Smith
335 Columbus Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish July 3 and July 10, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the fol-
lowing applications) for water use per-
mit(s) has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management
District:
Application number 106300 filed
06/06/2003
William D. Koran, P.O. Box 945, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
7,875 gallons per day from Floridan
Aquifer System for Public Supply use

by an existing facility.
General withdrawal locations) in Gulf
County: T09S, R11W, Sec. 3
Interested persons may object to or
comment upon the applications or
submit a written request for a copy of"
the staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applica-
tion(s) by writing to the Division of
Resource Regulation of the Northwest
Florida Water Management District,
attention Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive; Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such comments or
requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on July 21, 2003.
No further public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice constitutes
constructive notice of this permit
application to all substantially affected
persons. A copy of the staff reports)
must be requested in order to remain
advised of further proceedings and any
public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submit-
ting a written request according to the
provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida.
Administrative Code. Notices of
Proposed Agency Action will be mailed
only to persons who have filed such
requests.
Publish July 3, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

PORT ST. JOE; FLORIDA
APRIL 30, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf'County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in special session with the
following members. present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
ChairmLn_ Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylor
and Nathan Peters, Jr.
McLemore was absent.>
Others present were:
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Building Official Brad Bailey,
Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork, Solid
'Waste Director Joe'Danford. and
Workcrew Superintendent
Luthus Hand.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.,
E.D.T.
AWARD BID #0203 -21 /
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP,.
PHASE II
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
award bid #0203 -21, for the
Highland View Boat Ramp, Phase
II Project to Big, River
Construction, Inc., in the amount
of $65,472.00 (contingent upon
receipt of proof of insurance), and
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion. Chief Administrator
Butler reported that If Big River


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MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
(,inr;truction d illl allow the
County to delete the. restroom
portion from the contract, that
portion should be awarded to
North Florida Construction as
their bid on the restroom facility
was less. The Board agreed to
make this request to Big River
Construction, Inc., but if they do
not agree, their bid would be
accepted for the complete project.
The motion then passed unani-
mously (4 -0).
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous (4 -0) vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments: Dist. II
African -American Collegiate
Scholarship Fund, Inc. $500.00
Wewahitchka Elementary School
(W.E.S.) Odyssey of the Mind
$300.00 Dist. IV Friends iof the
Gulf County Public Libraries
$450.00 African -American
Collegiate Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$300.00 ,Dist. V African -
American Collegiate Scholarship
Fund, Inc. $300.00 (End)
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then
adjourn at 12:09 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 5, 2003 .
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in special session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioner Carmen L.
McLemore. E. Traylor and Nathan Peters, Jr.
entered the meeting at 5:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.> .
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Debbe Wibberg,
Building. Official Brad Bailey,
Code Enforcement Officer Tony
Varona, E.M.S. Director Shane
McGuffin, Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, and Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee. .
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.,,
E.D.T.
Traylor and Nathan Peters, Jr.
entered the meeting at 5:01 p.m.>
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS i
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second'
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following Special
Projects Payments:
Dist. I African -American
Collegiate Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$300.00 Wooten's ,.Pluoto &
Frames .... Corthouse
(Wewahitchka) $750.00 -....
Dist. II Wooten's Photo &
Frames Courthouse
(Wewahitchka) $750.00 (End)
PERSONNEL
ChairmanBarnes discussed
a recommendation by the job
interview committee to hire
Virginia Barber for the Public
Works Staff Assistant position.
Commissioner Fox motioned to
hire Virginia Barber, at a rate of
$9.78 per hour, for the Public
Works Staff Assistant position,
effective as soon as possible.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
Commissioner McLemore
discussed the need for budget
reductions, and then motioned to


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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2003


MINUTES GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


,llo'. th?, R,:.ad Dep.rtroent.
Public Works, Solid Waste, and
Maintenance Departments to
begin working four ten -hour
days each week, with some
departments alternating their
days off so the departments will
be covered daily (i.e.: landfill and
courthouse maintenance). This
will be effective July 1st and will
be revisited when the time
changes back to standard time,
and will be contingent upon
Union approval. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion for dis-
cussion and, after discussion
regarding saving the County
money, the Union agreement,
and reviewing this issue when the
time changes, the motion then
passed unanimously.,
Commissioner McLemore
discussed that another way to
save the County money is to stop
County employees from driving
County vehicles home each, day.
He then motioned to change this
policy, effective Wednesday (May
7th). and to allow only E.M.S.
Director McGuffin and the two
inmate workcrew foremen (
Raymond Atchison and Rusty
Wood) to drive their County vehi-
cles home, and to allow Building
Official Bailey to park his County
vehicle at the Courthouse in
Wewahitchka each day.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, the motion
passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed that in an effort to reduce
the budget, he has been review-
ing every department, and he
then motioned to terminate the
Code Enforcement Officer posi-
tion, effective Monday, May 12th.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. After discussion by
members of the Board and the
Gulf County Construction
Licensing Board regarding this-
position, the motion passed 3 to
2, with Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner Fox voting no.
There being no further busi-
ness, the meeting did then
adjourn at 5:25 p.m.,. E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: /
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK


PORT ST JOE. FLORIDA
MAY 27, 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, Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Newly elected Port St. Joe
City Commissioner John Reeves
opened the meeting with prayer,
and Chairman Barnes led the
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by,
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the Consent Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes May 13, 2003 -
Regular Meeting ,
\ Minutes Correction March
25, 2003 Regular Meeting
2. Agreement Jarrott
Daniels Road Bridge
Maintenance (D.O.T.)
3. Court Order Payment to
Attorney Hoot Crawford (#02-
003-CF $3,129.75 to be paid
from Account #61021-31000) -
Payment to Michael T. D'Errico,
Ph.D. (#99-278-CF $900.00 to
be paid from Account #61019-
31003) Payment to Attorney S.


Rus-e.ll Scnolz l00:29-2 i CJ
$1,822.50 to be paid from
Account #67070-31000)
4. Dues National
Association of Counties (2004 -
$360.00)
5. Engineering Proposal-
River Sand Project ($11,250.00) -
Gaskin Park ($20,000.00)
6. Fire Department
Recognition as a County Entity
(G.C.I./Stone Mill Creek Fire
Department)
7. Grant Application Local
Mitigation Strategy ($20,000.00)
8. Inventory Road
Department Transfer #100-486
(Excavator) to the Public Works
Department
9. Invoice Penny Ford -
Computer Classes ($2,000.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-
31300) McCormick Contracting
Company Lake Grove Road
Bridge (Bid #0102- 38 #2036 *
$16,839.88 to be paid from
Account #40741-63000) MLD
Architects Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Keepers Quarters
Design (Bid #0203-03 #3029
$12,135.00 to be paid from
Account #57573-31000) Preble-
Rish, Inc. Dead Lakes Road &
Bank Stabilization (#62642 *
$1,400.00 to be paid from
Account #43137-31000) Preble-
Rish, Inc. 2001-02 Road Bond
Paving Program (#62660
*$3,056.41 to be paid from
Account #41441-31000) S. M.
Marley & Associates Stonemill
Creek Fire Dept. (#5113-1
*$645.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31300) Debbe
Wibberg Contract Work (05/12-
18/03 $1,124.40 to be paid
from Account #21112).
10. Job Status Change -
Chad Bailey Gulf County E.M.S.
(Part-Time to Full-Time, retroac-
tive to March 1, 2003)
11. Public Hearing Request
- T.E.F.R.A. (Bay County Housing
Finance Authority Gulf County
Housing Program)
12. Purchase Request
Mosquito Control Department (to
purchase a 4-wheeler on Sheriffs
or State Contract $7,831.11)
13. Resolution Correction
to #2003-09 (County Road &
Bridge Fund Unanticipated


Revenue $12,600.00), as fol-
lows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-
09A
WHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
County Road and Bridge Fund for
fiscal year 2002-03; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed to help pay certain expen-
ditures incurred in fiscal year
2002-03;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2002-03 fiscal year
budget is amended as follows:
COUNTY ROAD AND
BRIDGE FUND
Original Amended
Budget Increase Budget
REVENUES:
Disposition of Fixed Assets:
10164-00000 Disposition of
Fixed Assets $ 0 $12,600
$12,600
EXPENDITURES:
Transportation:
41041-64000 Equipment
$31,700 $12,600 $44,300
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPT-
ED by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners this 27th
day of May, 2003.
(End)
14. Special Projects
Payments, as follows: Dist. 1
Rich's IGA Snacks for Farm
Share Meeting $ 29.86 Dist. 2
Dixie Dandy Work Crew Snacks
$ 31.73 Fisher's Building Supply
- T. L. James Park $ 37.04
Fisher's Building Supply -
Stonemill Creek Fire Dept. $
20.37 Fisher's Building Supply -
Stonemill Creek Fire Dept. $ 9.25
Rowland's Welding & Supplies -
Wewahitchka Library Flagpole $
28.77 (End)
15. Special Projects Request
- Gulf County Senior Citizens
(New Chairs $250.00 from each
District)
PUBLIC HEARING PRO-
POSED RESOLUTION / SHERIFF
SUBSTATION
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed res-
olution regarding placement of a
sheriffs office substation at
Salinas Park, County Attorney/
McFarland read the proposed
resolution. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt the following
resolution. Commissioner Fox


seconded the motion, and it
passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner
Traylor voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-16
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commission is
committed to the preservation of
our recreation lands; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commission is
also committed to the protection
of our citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commission has
determined a need for a greater
law enforcement presence in the
beaches area;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Gulf County
Board of County Commission Is
desirous of adding a Sheriffs
Office Substation at Salinas Park,
thereby allowing a significant
need of protection and safety to
be addressed; and
FURTHER BE IT'
RESOLVED that the Engineering
and Management Plan be includ-
ed as Attachment "A".
Adopted this 27th day of
May, 2003..
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING COMP
PLAN ORDINANCE CHANGE /
PORT MASTER PLAN
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider adoption of a proposed Gulf
County Comprehensive Plan ordi-
nance change, County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to adopt the following-
titled ordinance. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-06
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE GULF COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN BY' IMPLE-
MENTING THE FOLLOWING
STIPULATED SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT REMEDIAL LAN-
GUAGE TO BRING THE PORT OF
PORT ST. JOE MASTER PLAN
AND THE GULF COUNTY COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN AMEND-
MENT 03PTF1 INTO COMPLI-
ANCE PURSUANT TO SECTION
163, PART II, FLORIDA
STATUTES.
Complete Ordinance on
file with Clerk *
PUBLIC HEARING PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT / SECLUDED
DTINES DRIVE


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for William J. Rish (Parcel ID
#06345-600R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of Secluded Dunes
Drive subdivision. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING VARI-
ANCE / LEMMOND
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider a replacement variance, for
nine cottages at Hide-a-Way
Shores subdivision (Parcel ID
#06268-109R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. Donna Lemmond and'
Roger Bradley appeared before
the Board to discuss the variance
request, stating that they would
like permission to replace any of
the cottages that may be
destroyed by disaster. After fur-
ther discussion by members of
the Board and County Attorney
McFarland, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to deny this
variance request for Donna
Lemmond, as recommended by
the P.D.R.B.. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC .HEARING VARI-
ANCE STEPHENSON / WEST-
BROOKS
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider an encroachment variance
for Diaiie Stephenson and David-
Westbrooks (Parcel ID #03794-
035R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow an encroach-
ment variance onto the right-of-
way of U.S. Highway 98 in
Beacon Hill, not to exceed 10 feet
(or further than adjacent struc-
tures). Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT / PALM BREEZE
SUBDIVISION
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval


ID- #03083-000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment: There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of Palm Breeze
Subdivision. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT / JUBILATION
PHASE I
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold, a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Ashwood Development
Company (Parcel ID #06288-
001R, #06288-002R, #06288-
003R, #06288-004R, and
#06288-005R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of Jubilation Phase I
subdivision. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRE-
LIMINARY -PLAT / PRESNELL
SBAYSIDE MARINA
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Port St. Joe, Florida, LLC
(Parcel ID #06257-200R, #06257-
000R, #06252-000R, and
#06252-010R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat .of Presnell Bayside
Marina subdivision. ,
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
PROPOSED RESOLUTION -
FLORIDA STATE PARKS MONTH
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to adopt the following resolution
designating the month of May as
Florida State Parks month.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-17
WHEREAS, .Florida's mas-
sive and diverse State Park
System, with over 600;000 acres
and 158 parks, has received


for Gulf County Prnerties (Parcel national recognition for its State


Parks Partnerships, its cutting-
edge resource management, its
nature and heritage tourism pro-
grams and its environmental
education value; and
WHEREAS, Florida's beauti-
ful State Parks are vital to the
environmental, economic and
resource management goals of
the State while providing a relax-
ing outdoor experience for visi-
.tors; and
WHEREAS, Florida's State
Park System not only preserves
these pristine natural areas for-
ever, it also has a growing posi-
tive economic impact on Florida's
local communities, which totaled
$551 million last year; and
.WHEREAS, local State
Parks, such as Constitution
Convention Museum State Park
and St. Joseph State Park in Gulf
County, which together have a
total of 15 employees and
155,000 annual visitors, an eco-
nomic impact of $6,800,000 on
the local community and excep-
tional features such as a
Museum commemorating the
drafting of Florida's First
Constitution and the "2002 Best
Beach in America" as rated by Dr.
Beach, resulting in substantial
enhancement of the quality of life
for our citizens; and
WHEREAS, 78 citizen sup-
port organizations and 6,000 vol-
unteers support Florida's State
Park System and volunteers last
year provided 906,000 hours of
service, the equivalent of 435 full-
time employees; and
WHEREAS, its volunteer
programs, along with its innova-
tive outsourcing programs, allow
Florida's State Park System to
provide more services with fewer
employees; and
WHEREAS, Florida's State
Park System had some 18 million
visitors last year from throughout
Florida, 'the United States and
the world, and attendance at
Florida's State Parks Is gr.utang
with the worldwide boom in
nature and heritage tourism; and
WHEREAS, Florida's State
Parks are engaged in hundreds of
partnerships with national and
local parks in Florida to make
these invaluable resources avail-
able to Florida citizens and visi-
tors;
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