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Counting the Creepy Critters
on St. Vincent Island .... Pg. 8A
Fourth of July Blazed
Among the Rain ..... Pg. 4A
"The Preacher's Boys"
Barry Hand's Play.... Pg. 7A
Budget Review Board Still
Getting Good Reviews Pg. 3A
Ed Ball WMA
Changing......... Pg. 6A
Law Enforcement News. .. Pg. 5B
Sports............ Pgs. 11A
Society.......... Pg. 2B-3B
Obituaries ........ Pg. 4B
Church News. .... .. Pg.4B
Classified, Legals. .. Pgs. 6-88
Gov. Jeb Bush
S Awards Rural
Grant to Spur
Governor Jeb Bush announced
last Thursda Gulf County has
been awarded a $22,750 Rural
Feasibility Grant from the Rural
Infrastructure Fund to assist the
county to conduct engineering and
environmental studies necessary to
bid on a U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers sand removal contract
worth more than $4 million.
"This grant encourages the type
of innovation aid entrepreneurship
increasingly necessary by local gov-
ernments as demands on dwindling
public resources multiply," said
Governor Bush. "This is particu-
larly true for rural counties, and we
are pleased to support Gulf County
in its efforts to work with the Corps
to create local jobs."
Gulf County initially
approached thel Corps with its pro-
posal because it wanted to ensure
the jobs created by this project
woiuldi be made available to local
workers. Until approached by the
county, the Corps had not planned
on utilizing local contractors or
Workers. If successful in the bid
application, the county expects to
Sbid out the administration and
removal work to local contractors-
creating 35 new jobs.
The Corps has historically
removed sand from the navigation-
al channel of the Apalachicola River
and placed the dredged material on
the banks of the river in Gulf
County. The disposal of the
dredged material has caused a sub-
stantial accumulation of sand: In
order to prevent further deteriora-
tion of the shoreline, protect habi-
'tats, and ensure safety, the U.S.
Congress appropriated almost $5
million to the Corps for sand
"The River Sand Project will be
a win/win situation for the state
and Gulf County," said Don Butler,
Gulf County Administrator. "The
(See Grant on Page 6A)
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CCC Group Will Bring Down Last Remaining Warehouse
by Tim Croft
Turns out there was still a lit-
tle more to raze after all.
CCC Group, the Texas-based
company charged with demolishing
the mill site, has had the scope of
its work extended in the past week.
The company entered into a
change-order with Smurfit-Stone
Container Inc., to bring down the
last remaining warehouse, located
at the back of the mill site and
leased to the Port Authority
through June of next year.
"Everything will be gone" when
the warehouse comes down, said
John Griffith, co-division manager
for CCC Group.
As part of the agreement under
the Brownsfield program, CCC,
Group will also construct a reteri-
tion pond and drainage canal.
The work will add about two
months to CCC Group's labors.
Appearing on schedule to finish in
-late August, the company will now
be on the' mill site through
September and possibly into
That is still well ahead of the
original schedule, which had the
mill demolition completed by
January of next year.
'We're still way ahead of sched-
ule," Griffith said.
The Port Authority's lease on
the warehouse runs through early
June of next year, though Griffith
noted that warehouse had not been
in use during the entire span of the
IAnd that. in part, was a pri-,
mary reason the Port, Authority
made the decision to ,let go of the,
Tommy .Pitts. directorr dof the
Port AuLhonty, said that when- a
business opportunity arose last
fall, authority officials asked
landowner *Smurfit-Stone for per-
mission to, move containers and,
dry goods ,across the dock to the,
They were turned down as
potentially hindering ongoing dem-
olition work, which at that point in
the calendar was in the flash and
bang stage of imploding a series of
Additionally, Pitts noted that
the lease was entered into roughly
,two years ago when the promise of
an opportunity to move cars in and
through the warehouse (was dan-
Given the job-producing poten-
tial of that, the Port Authority
entered into a lease that was much
more favorable to the landowner.
When the car deal vanished,
the lease terms were rendered
"onerous," Pitts said.
"We were paying for (the ware-
house) and not getting anything
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This warehouse, the last standing structure on the mill site and leased to the Port Authority, has been added to the scope of work for the CCC
Group, which is demolishing the old paper mill, Bringing down the warehouse will mean that CCC crews are now likely to be on the mill site until at
least late September. --Star photos
from it and it was financially not
very attractive, to (the Port
Authority')." Pitts said in summing
up the reasons for giving up the
,The added work at the ware-
house will provide additional chal-
lenge for CCC Group, particularly
when compared to the felling of
other ,structures on, the mill site
since early last year.
With the large' shearing
machines: that sliced metal like
1'resh bread having been moved on
to other construction jobs the
CCC workforce at the mill has
dwindled to less than a dozen the
warehouse, with its sheet-metal'
skin and heavy iron beaming. \\ill
have to be brought down by hand.
The upside is that the concrete
current y being pulverized to gravel
was so reinforced with rebar that
five from a group of "cutters" that
once numbered about a dozen
remain at the site. .
"It is tough concrete," Griffith
said. "It was built hot to go away."
Griffith added that about 80
percent of the concrete has been
reduced to stones, soon to be or
already en.route to points around
the Southeast. .
For a job so potentially haz-
ardous, the work has been remark-
ably free of incident.
There has been but one acci-
'dent of note, involving exposure to
lime and a subcontractor, which
was dealt with expediency aid
without injury. .
And to this point with the last
remaining major structure founda-
tion, :to come up, being the paper,
machine building, the site has
been notably clean of hazardous
material or waste.
'We' haven't found a thing,"
Griffith said. adding that govein-
ment .inspectors are on the site
S Thelone injury, if one could-
call it that. has been the recent
rains, that have turned large
swaths of the mill site into bass
ponds without the fish.
Gnffith said he went several
days without seeing the top of the
rail line that spurred into the prop-
erty orthe scales that weigh each
rail car upon ingress and egress.
The water. simply, has ren-
dered clean-up work at various
spots around the site into moving
"WVe've been hurt by all the
rain," Griffith said. "It has really
The work moves forward,' how-
ever, and has of last week been
expanded to include the final
structure on the mill site.
A quick tu ofhe 'property
this week highlighted .that it will-
not be all that long before the last-
remnants of the mill will be gone, a
dirt blanket covering 'the former
"It's started to clean up real
rr o Grilffith+h caird
Stump Hole Erosion Gets Attention
Several weeks ago Gulf com-
missioners agreed to make the
Stump Hole erosion problem a pri-
ority. Last week the board was able
to begin to make some progress in
their efforts to resolve an on going
concern about' the future of the
When Tropical Storm Bill was
churning up the Gulfs waters last
week, commissioners seized the
opportunity to take the question to
Tallahassee and seek help for a
short term and hopefully long term
resolution to their roadway woes.
This all started seve
ago (October 4, 199,
Hurricane Opal washed a
roadway taking out the
connecting the Gulf with
Bay. Since that time the c
continued an ongoing
resolve the problem. Last
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All that currently protects the roadway on C-30E is this rock embankment.
ral years critical nature of.the situation was
5) when again highlighted when a tropical
.cross the storm event washed out one lane of
road and the road.
1 St. Joe Commission Chairman Jerry
county has Barnes, Chief Administrator Don
effort to Butler and cape resident Charlie
Year the Weston traveled to Tallahassee and
met in Senator Al Lawson's office
with FDOT and FDEP representa-
tives to discuss 'the road erosion
The storm was undermining
the rock barrier and the trio were
seeking some relief before the road
was undermined again. Both FDOT
and FDEP agreed to help expedite a
short term solution. Wednesday,
during a special called board meet-
ing, commissioners agreed to call a
state of emergency for the county as
S flood and the Gulfs wave actions
threatened. As Butler explained,
this opened up a whole new set of
S options for the county to consider
since the emergency status allows
the county to expedite some of their
needs and permitting needs.
,.'.*, More rock protection has been
ordered and should be in place by
the end of this week. Furthermore,
"-".- : DEP representative Mike Sole is
'-"A.- going to soon begin preliminary
S work on a study to evaluate the
impact of the roadway washing
through and what options are avail-
lable for a long term solution to the
(See Stump Hole on Page 6A)
It's pretty much down to crushing concrete and moving piles of steel
and stone, amid plenty of water, as the mill demolition hits the home
Mexico Beach Administrator
Survives Termination Efforts
by Tim Croft
It was ugly.
For more than an hour on Tuesday night, the monthly meeting of the
Mexico Beach City Council disintegrated into a free-for-all that sprawled
from pointed to personal to unseemly and back again.
In the end, city administrator Paul Sabiston survived an effort by.
Councilman Chuck Risinger to have Sabiston fired when Risinger's motion
died for lack of a second.
It perished, in part it seemed, due to the input irom a standing-room-
only crowd, the majority of which had apparently heard enough of the
backbiting and rumor-mongering that has plagued the council for over a
year, spawned several complaints to the Florida Elections Commission
pertaining to last year's municipal elections arid a state audit, which the
city must fund.
They were folks tired of having the only.news out of Mexico Beach -
though the issue of Sabiston's tenure was not on the agenda, the meeting
attracted not one but both Panama City television stations for the first
time in, at least, more than a year center around the mud-slinging emit-
ted from a pocket of dissenters within the city.
'This is a sad day for Mexico Beach," said resident Larry Turner, who
said city business has too often been hijacked by "dumpster divers always
looking for what's ,wrong with the city instead of what's right about the
He was disheartened, Turner added, that the cabal of detractors of top
city officials, specifically Mayor Kathy Kingsland and Sabiston, had found
"a mouthpiece on the council" in Risinger.
Risinger acknowledged he was "a lone voice in the dark and that's OK"
but said Sabiston's actions had demonstrated "unabashed contempt for
our ordinances" and went forward with a motion to have Sabiston's
employment with the city terminated immediately.
However, his colleagues on the council, in comments made moments
before, made it clear that they agreed with several residents who implored
the council to move on to real business, and therefore Risinger's motion
would go nowhere.
The genesis of this latest chapter in what has been an ongoing soap
opera at Mexico Beach dates to March.
At that time, a city employee was found to have used his city comput-
er to, in Risinger's words, "view inappropriate material."
A police investigation uncovered no illegal activity and Sabiston repri-
manded the employee, including an alert that further use of city property
for personal use would result in termination.
Council members, according to their statements, did not learn of the
incident until early June.
Sabiston contended his actions were fully within the boundaries of
personnel policies approved by the council last November, which were
intended to supercede all previous policies and ordinances.
At the time those policies were
unanimously passed, at least one (See Mex. Beach on Page 6A)
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2003
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WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR
HkL D444. W 4 IC by Kesley Colbert
Cathy Takes A Chance ...
Celebrating Independence Day is always a special occasion.
This year was no exception-except for one slight inconvenience, a
whole bunch of rain!
In spite of the rain and some delays the shows went on and
every one had a great time. Wewahitchka was the only local com-
munity which got the opportunity to fire off its fireworks without
any delay on Friday evening, July 4th.
Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe did manage to get in some of
the days planned activities in and around the showers and rain
storms that persisted throughout the day. With storms treating
as evening approached, both communities opted to postpone
their fireworks until Saturday evening. That decision turned out
to be a good call with Saturday bringing favorable weather and
things going off without a hitch.
The big story of the week was Port St. Joe celebrating its 90th
Birthday with what was planned to be week long festivities. Need-
less to say, many of those plans were altered, postponed, or can-
celed because of the weather.
Wednesday evening's kick-off event for the 90th celebration:
was moved from Frank Pate Park to the comfort and dry quarters'
of First Baptist Church.
It was during Wednesday's festivities that Representative Bev
Kilmer may have coined the phrase of the week when she said, "I'
can't think of a more fitting place to be celebrating St. Joe's 90th!
than in God's house."
In'my opinion, Bev proved herself to this community when
she was elected to serve in the Florida house back in 1998. That's'
a year we all can quickly associate, as we remember it was
August of 98 when the word was finalized that the paper mill was
closed for good.
That was Rep. Kilmer's welcome to Gulf County and she
quickly proved the old adage true when life serves you lemons,
Mayor Frank Pate may have best stated what I'm attempting
to write about Bev, "If it hadn't been for you I don't know where
we would be.", ,.: .
It was not only fitting that the first night of the celebration be'
held in God's house, but also, that one the community's most
recent champions had the honor of .helping to open the cere-
I was a few minutes late, as were most of the folks who'
attended the city commission meeting before going to the festivi-
ties, but when I walked in the community choir was singing
"Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory". As we look back over the five
years since the announcement of the mill closure, I think we can
say this community, county and area has truly been blessed.
The peoplee and communities who organized, planned, and
-:- carried ouf the host of activities that took place in this area over
the week of the 4fitdeserve a gigantic 'THANK YOU" for their
It may have been wet, but.therain couldn't dampen our spir-
its as we look back on all of the blessings we have to be thankful
for in this county and within our communities.
I was talking with George Duren the other day and he was
making a point about what visitors to our area find special. Basi-
cally what he surmised was, it's not what we don't have (alluding
to some of the state's tourist traps), but what we do have which
are some of God's special places and some very special people.
Jesse and Jessica have, been
dating since before Noah got, the
Word about the rain. I know Jess
has never professed much interest
in anyone else. He was born, got
through little league and high
school, and went looking for Jessi-
ca. As near as I can tell, not know-
Ing anymore than I know about
future daughter-in-laws. Jessica
leels the same way.
No one was surpnsed when
they set a July wedding date. As a
couple they lit together as well as
their names indicate.
As a matter of fact most of us
figured it was about time. I was
tired of those long distance phone
bills and Jess having to "check to
see if it was alright" before he came
home from school for a visit. And
when he did' get home and we
wanted to go out, he'd have to call
and let her kn-iow he "wa-s going to
be out of pocket for a while" It \wa\
all a little sickening to me'
Plus. I want some grandchil-
So. to -,ay that i am happy
about this whole thing is pretty
much an understatement. I have
met Jessica's folks. I have had
breakfast in the house where her
father grew up. Miss Marie has
whipped six or eight of those extra
big cat-head biscuits on me. Miss
Virginia reads my stories. Listen,
her paternal grandfather was a
hog farmer It can't get much
better than that!
Opportunities to 'get in" with a
family like this don't roll around
too often! I have been extra nice to
the prospective bride. I have
agreed to near 'bout every out-
landish idea Cathy has come up
with surrounding the rehearsal
dinner. I have painted two bed-
rooms and re-carpeted the den. I
have been practicing my hog call-
I don't,want anything slipping
in that might upset this deal. I'm
looking forward to. that wedding
picture in the paper where the
happy bride and groom are stand-
ing down at the altar with the can-
dles shimmering in the back-
SLast week Cathy took Jessica
to Tennessee to meet her family!
I likened to have croaked!
Surely we're not going to get this
close and blow itl I tried to talk
some sense into Cathy before they
left! I reasoned with her to think
about this, "Honey, it might be bet-
ter if you waited until after the
wedding to show hpr everyone in
I pondered over' my first visit
years ago. The great aunts and
first cousins were dropping in like
flies to -borrow a cup of sugar",
"get a sprig or two of parsley",
"leave a burnt ham casserole
recipe" or "return a Persian
rug"..... And believe you me they
were looking the new, young
prospect over. I thought Aunt Kay
was going to break her neck, lug-
ging that big i-ug up the stairs and
trying to check me out at the same
I felt like one of Mr. Riles's
hogs stuck on that rotisserie thing
over an open fire!
The second time I showed up
they started asking questions. "Do
you have ajob?" "How muh ediu-
cation do you have?" 'You aren't
'kin to that Colbe'rt fellow over in
Savannah that stabbed the Wool-
worth's clerk, are you?" "Does your
,father own a bank, operate a huge
-cattle farm or have a title?"
I remembered the big, house
with all the mirrors. The wild tales
about Little Jane. The brother who
didn't say anything. Uncle Bud's
friendly warning to "not believe all
I heard or saw in this family he
was the only tsane one left!'. Being
kidnapped by Geneen and dragged
down to Dyersburg!
This could be bad! I tried to
reason with Cathy. It was like talk-
ing to a stone wall. "Nonsense,"
(and she says I don't listen to her
at times) "my family wahts to meet
Jessica. I know they will just love
That is not what worries me!
I remember boys coming up to
the house and getting a glimpse of
See Kesley on Page 3
We Were Protecting Ourselves As Best We Knew How!
IN WRITING THIS column
every week, from off the top of my
head, I invariably forget some-
thing or leave some item out.
For instance: Last week when
I was remembering all the eco-
nomic "hits" the town had experi-
enced in the past 60 years or so,
I completely forgot one important
'piece of lost income and disap-
The one I forgot helped the U.
S. win the "big" war. It was very
instrumental in that part of the
war which got the Empire Mica
torpedoed and sunk off the coast
of Cape San Bias.
The Southeastern Pipeline
Company operated a terminal
here, for the purpose of receiving
petroleum products, such as
gasoline and oil, shipped in from
Texas and pumped through a
pipeline throughout the south-
eastern states, as far as Chat-
tanooga and points east of there.
Port St. Joe was the lifeline
for those states all during the
HWritteun by rWeslcy Ramscy
THE PIPELINE TERMINAL
prompted the Germans to target
this area with their submarines,
waiting for one of those tankers
to show up, laden with gasoline
The presence of the sub-
marines in the Gulf prompted the
U. S. government to station two
seaplanes in the bay to protect
ships from the subs. The two sea-
planes, with bombs slung under-
neath, would take off every morn-
ing and hunt submarines during
Needless to say, we had no
more trouble from submarines
for the rest of the War.
We also had the Coast Guard
seamen, on horses, patrolling the
beaches at night to warn of infil-
trators coming ashore from the
submarines and looking out at
sea for their silhouettes.
We were on a war footing and
protecting ourselves as best we
knew how. It must have been
pretty effective, because we had
no more trouble and Southeast-
ern Pipeline continued to pump
their product north, 24 hours a
I DON'T KNOW HOW I forgot
to mention the pipeline terminal
as their storage tanks stood
where the Marina is, now, for
many years after they quit using
the port. They built another
pipeline from Louisiana to South
Carolina to remove the sea trip to
Port St. Joe from their itinerary.
The tankers appeared regu-
larly during this time. You could
hardly ever look in the. direction
of the docks, 'without seeing at
least one tied up and unloading.
Sometimes, there were two in
port at the same time;
The pipeline terminal provid-
ed several jobs for local men dur-
ing its operation here. I know
about this, because my sister-in-
law, Irene, served as secretary to
the CEO of the system in Port St.
Joe for several years.
In addition to .the pipeline,
the director of the operation, Her-
Sbert Brown, was the husband of
'Port St" Joe's first Republican
and female postmaster, or should
I say postmistress during those
WE DON'T NOTICE ALL the
changes which have happened
here, because we live here and
see them happening, every day,
but if someone who lived here
during the period between the
40s and the 60s were to come
back to town once more, he or
she would' see a big difference.
For instance: I doubt if these
folks could even find The Star
office now, without someone
telling them where it was.
They also, might wonder
what happened to the five auto-
mobile agencies we once had: and
what are we doing with five banks
and another being formed?
And, whatever happened to
the Quality Grocery? and Rich's?
and Daniel's IGA? and Griffin's?
They're all gone, as are the
five thriving department stores
we once had.
But, they will also notice that
none of the buildings these for-
mer business occupied are
vacant now. They all contain
another business or they've been
torn down and another, larger
store, now occupies their loca-
ONE OF THE CENTRAL
points of downtown Port St. Joe
used to be the police shack,
where both the county sheriff and
the local police entertained their
visitors and worked out of. The
police shack was a tin shed with
the front end open for anyone to
come in and set awhile and chew
the fat. It was located where the
northern half of The Star is now
I can still, see Sheriff Byrd
Parker [who never carried a gun],
police chief "Buck", Griffin, Jack
Fowler, Patty Lovett, "Red" Fuller,
Gus Creech and a host of others,
who gathered there each and
every evening to "bat the breeze"
and. carry on the job of defending
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 10, 2003 Page 3A
Gulf Budget Review Board
Still Getting Good Reviews
tinuing to give suppol
Budget Review Committe
as they bring recomm
and suggestions to the b
cerning the upcoming bu
Prior to the regular
Tuesday, Charlie Weston
tee chairman, gave t
report and recommend
He opened with a pr
the commission to establ
ital equipment fund and
and manage the purchase
tal equipment in a diffe
Weston pointed out that
budget calls for $392,00
Weston suggested t
identify the county's n
most economical way t
the equipment and pro
mum replacement dates
ing equipment. From I
committee suggested es
a depreciation fund in t
that will allow the board
money to purchase/repl
ment and pay cash for
The key to 'this wor
SThe inventor of the picnic
table likely never envisioned such
Arid it could be assumed this
wasn't precisely what folks think,
of when fireworks come to mind.
A Wewahitchka man was in
the Gulf County Jail after he con-
fessed to using a wooden picnic
bench to break through the front
door of the Creekstop Deli on
Stone Mill Creek Road and stole
several packs of cigarettes.
David Jamerson, 24, was
arrested over the weekend follow-
ing the break-in, which occurred
around 3 a.m. on the Fourth of
Deputies J.T': Hallman and
S Tracy Sanders responded to a bir-
glar alarm at the convenience
* store and found the picnic, bench
inside the front door. ..
They also discovered blood on
Kesley from pg. 2
Jo Blair eating and heading for
the hills.....some were never seen
in those parts again! I would lay
my perfectly clean (I thought)
jacket over the chair in the living
room Cathy's Mom would have
it in the washing machine before
her sister Doris Lyn could get over
from next door to ask if I was seri-
ous in my intentions toward her
"darling" niece. Gay Foley enter-
tained herself by pouring Gerber's
strained bananas on the floor and
And listen, if they think you
are really getting close to thefam-
ily via a formal engagement
announcement or a shotgun wed-.
ding.....they scrutinize you even
closer and they are not bashful in
the least about pointing out your
shortcomings.... There are literal-
ly hundreds of them! And they
"come running" for a gathering
quicker than you can say, "Hey,
Jo Blair, any chicken left?"
They all talk to you at the
same time, And Jessica will be
expected to remember every name
and who is married to whom and
who is a cousin and who "belongs"
to Daddy Winton's side of the fam-.
ily and all. of the children's
names.... The only thing she
wouldn't have to worry about
would be the names of the ones
who didn't show up. They would
all be there! And that is what
I was in a heck of a position. I
needed to warn Jessica. But I did-
n't want to scare her offl There
wasn't much I could do.
I did give Cathy a couple of
"reminders" as she was getting in
the car. "Stay as close to Jessica
as you can. Play like not all of
those folks are kin to us. Don't let
Uncle Bud talk to her. Don't leave
her alone with Geneen." I was
running after her as she backed
out into the street, yelling, "And
whatever you do, don't let that
bunch eat in front of her!"
Folks have lost a good daugh-
ter-in-law over a-lot less....
Holding My Breath;
rt to the
not spend outside the budget and
pay cash for what the county does
purchase, the group stated in their
loard con- The board unanimously
idget. agreed to the committee recom-
r meeting mendation, including establishing
., commit- a committee to facilitate the
he latest process.
nations to Commissioners also agreed to
the Budget Committee's third
oposal for report and recommendations.
ish a cap- This report included the budg-
prioritize ets of the Sheriffs Department,
se of capi- Supervisor of Elections, Tax
;rent way. Collector and Clerk, of the Court.
the 03-04 All of those budgets were exam-
0 in capi- ined and recommended to the
board with some slight changes
he board and suggestions for improve-
.eeds, the ments.
o pay for Gulf County Clerk of the
ject opti- Court, Doug Birmingham, told the
for exist- board his office would be putting
here, the together a preliminary budget
tablishing package for the board and 'will
he budget have them in commissioners'
d to build hands by July 15.
ace equip- OTHER BUSINESS
it as there
-Upon hearing that the coun-
is to ty's beach rake was out of com-
king is to mission, the board agreed to go
the floor and several footprints
from a shoeless individual in the
dirt near the store.
Later that day, Investigator
Paul Beasley received a tip about a
,suspect, which led to Jamerson.
Jamerson gave a taped confes-
sion to breaking the door and
Needless to say, alcohol was
At the time of the, burglary,
Jamerson was out on, bond for
another burglary which occurred'
late last year.
Jamerson is currently a resi-
dent of the Gulf.County Jail.
out for bids to purchase a new one
as was motioned by commissioner
Billy Traylor. Parts have been
ordered to repair the existing rake
and it is estimated a new rake will
cost approximately $48,000.
Traylor said the county needed
two of the rakes anyway. Only
commissioner Nathan Peters Jr.
voted against the motion. He ques-
tioned where the money was going
to come from to fund the pur-
-Agreed to a request from
Jimmy Alford on behalf of the
Howard Creek Fire Department to
go out for bids for a quick
response bush truck, with an esti-
mated price near $65,000. The
board will make a final decision on
action after bids hatre been
received. The fire department has
$12,000. and would need to
finance the remaining amount,
according to Alford.
-Followed the recommenda-
tion of Chief Administrator Don
Butler and added the Eglin Beach
property to their ordinance regu-
lating beach driving.
-Voted to restrict the place-
ment of dirt for county right of way
repair only. This includes the por-
tions of residents driveways that
are located on county right of way.
-Agreed to name Laura Bush
and John Reeves to the Tourist
Development Council as recom-
mended by TDC Director Paula
-Set camping fees for Dead
Lakes Park at $10 for camping
overnight, $12 if electric hook-up
is included and $2 for pets.
Commissioner Billy Traylor made
the recommendation to the board.
-Named commissioners Billy
Traylor, Carl Fox and Carmen
McLemore to the Tax Value
-Agreed to continue allowing
truck traffic on Redfish Street in
Highland View, but required a 10
MPH speed limit after hearing
from resident Albert Whittington
'concenng trucks using the road-
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0.42 PRINCESS VS1 H 1,025.00
0.43 ROUND SI-1 Q $900.00
0.45 MARQ SI-1 I $1,140.00
0.47 EMERALD VS-1 D' $1,449.50
0.478 ROUND VVS-2 F $1,900.00
0.48 ROUND SI-2 J $720.00
0.48 ROUND VS-1 H $1,249.50
0.50 ROUND S1-1 K $850.00
0.050 ROUND VS-1 J $1,100.00
0.50 ROUND SI-3 E $1,300.00
0.502 MARQ. VS2 F $2,008.00
0.504 EMERALD VS1 O $1,650.00
0.505 ROUND SI-2 I $1;025.00
0.51 ROUND SI-3 I $999.50
0.51 PRINCESS 1-1 H S825.001
0.51 ROUND VS-1 G $2,091.00
0.51 ROUND VVS-2 E $2,449.98
0.52 MARQ. VS-2 G $1.425.00
0.53 ROUND VS-1 .$2,170.00
0.53 PRINCESS SI-2 H $1.300.00
0.54 MARQ. SI-1 I $1,188.00
0.54 ROUND SI-1 G $1.620.00
0.56 ROUND VVS-1 F $2,999.98
0.562 ROUND SI-1 H $1,575.00
0.58 ROUND I-1 F $1.044.00
0.60 ROUND VS-2 K $1,497.50
0.63 ROUND VS-2 L $1,135.00
0.63 OVAL VS-2 F $1,953.00
0.63 PRINCESS SI-1 J $1,323.00
0.63 PRINCESS. SI-1 F $2,010.00
0.65 ROUND WS-1 H $3,149.50
0.66 ROUND VS-1 K $1,254.00
0.68 OVAL VS-2 J $1,375.00
0.70 EMERALD VS-2 F $3,449.50
0.70 PRINCESS 81-1 J $2,030.00.
0.70 ROUND VS-2 Q $3,147.50
0.703 ROUND SI-1 H $2,997.50
0.707 MARO. 51-3 F $2,299.50
0.71 PHOENIX VS-1 I $2,840.00
0.71 PRINCESS SI-1 O $2,850.00
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0.718 : OVAL SI-1 H $2,750.00
0.72 PRINCESS SI-2 E $3,049.50
0.74 ROUND SI-1 G S3.037.50
0.76 ROUND 1-1 H $4,240.00
0.77 ROUND I-1 I $1.750.00
0.77 PRINCESS SI-2 E $3,250.00
0.80 ROUND SI-3 G $2,560.00
0.80 OVAL SI-1 G $3,250.00
0.805 ROUND VS-1 J 82,675.00
0.81 ROUND SI-2 52,997.00
0.84 ROUND S1-2 I $2,450.00
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0.91 RECT. M.B. VS-1 E $5,460.00
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0.93 MARC. SI-1 E S5,025.00
0.95 ROUND 1-2 I $1,725.00
0.97 ROUND SI-1 F S5,432.50
1.007 ROUND-PL Sl-1 G $6,000.00
1.00 HEART SI-3 J $2,800.00
1.00 PRINCESS VS-2 ,E $7,000.00
,1.00 ROUND VS-1 O $7,200.00
1.00 PRINCESS VS-2 H S4,800.00
1.00 ROUND SI-2 H $4.899.50
1.00 PRINCESS VS-2 I $4,349.50
1.00 OVAL VS-1 D S8,250.00
1.006 ROUND SI-1 H $5,635.00
1.007 ROUND 1-2 G 52,499.50
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1.01 PRINCESS VS-2 J $3,999.50
1.01 PRINCESS I-1 H $2.725.00
1.01 MARO. SI-2 I S3,637.50
1.01 OVAL VS-2 H $4,050.00
1.02 ROUND SI-3 H $4.080.00
1.02 MARQ. SI-1 H $4,700.00
1.02 RADIANT SI-1 F $5,814.00
1.02 ROUND VVS-2 H $6,650.00
1.03 ROUND SI-1 K $3,949.50
1.03 ROUND VS-1 K $4,200.00
1.03 ROUND SI-1 L $3.708.00
1.03 PRINCESS SI-3 F S4,550.00
1.04 EMERALD SI-1 J $ 3,848.00
1.06 ROUND VVS-2 I $6,000.00
1.06 ROUND I-1 H $3,499.50
1.00 ROUND SI-3 H $4,240.00
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1.06 MARQ. SI-1 D $6,255.00
1.06 .ROUND VS-2 H $6,360.00
1.06 MARQ. VS-2 E $6,880.00
1.078 ROUND 51-2 O-R $2,587.50
1.08- ROUND VS-1 L 4,.125.00
1.11 PRINCESS I1- H $3,053.00
1.12 MARO. SI-2 F $5,600.00
1.14. ROUND SI-1 K $4,350.00
1.14 ROUND VS-2 G $7,638.00
1.15 PEAR SI-3 E $4,370.00
1.17 ROUND VS-2 I $5733.00
1.174 ROUND SI-1 H $6,475.00
1.20 PRINCESS SI-1 K $3.840.00
1.22 PRINCESS VS-1 H $6,250.00
1.23 ROUND VS-2 F 9,356.00
1.24 MARQ. SI-2 F $6,000.00
1.25 ROUND I-1 E $4,875.00
1.294 OVAL 1-3 G '$3,100.00
1.354 PEAR 1S-2 G $6,997.50
1.39 HEART SlI2 H $5,560.00
1.45 ROUND VS-2 K $.5800.00
1.51, PEAR SI-2 H $7,752.00
1.52 ROUND IF E $21.000.00
1.54 ROUND VS-2 F $14,675.00
1.61 EMERALD SI-1 L $4,830.00
1.64 PRINCESS SI-1 J $7,052.00
1.695 ROUND SI-2 E $12,675.00
1.75 ROUND 1-1 3 $7,350.00
1.805 PRINCESS VS-2 K $8.850.00
1.94 PEAR IF 0 $,8342.00
2.00 PRINCESS SI-1 F $19,250.00
2.00 OVAL VS-2 G $23,000.00
2.04 ROUND VVS-2 E $31,000.00
2.39 ROUND VS-2 K $13,000.00
2.52 ROUND SI-2 H $16,885.00
3.00 ROUND I-1 H $15,600.00
3.01 ROUND Sl-2 J $17.800.00
3.06 ROUND 81-2 J 18,172.00
3.60 ROUND I-1 H $17.640.00
3.86 ROUND 8-3 I $22,025.00
4.03 PEAR 81-2 J $23,000.00
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 10, 2003
Fourth of July Celebrations
Blazed Among the Rain Showers
by Tim Croft
It was wet and occasionally
wild, but thanks to some deter-
mined local folks and visitors who
took downpours with a grain of
salt, the Fourth of July, and Port
St. Joe's 90th birthday, came off as
festive as could be.
A few events had to be can-
celled in Port St. Joe, particularly
the parade, and others were moved.
Fireworks, at least the formal
kind, had to be postponed to let the
skies wring out all- the rain.
But if the measuring stick for a
holiday weekend is some safe fun,
and full tourist accommodations,
then the area punched the ticket,
even with all Mother Nature had to
"We had some glitches along
the way, but I think people who
came had a good time," said Carol
Davis, assistant city clerk for Port
St. Joe. The parade was about the
only thing that didn't happen, in
some form or fashion.
Uncle Sam (Harry Lee Smith) is
pictured with two hula hoop contest
winners, Savannah Owens and
'The people of St. Joe all pulled
together. The city employees
worked above and beyond to move,
things and make them happen."
While the downtown area was
to be the center ring in the birthday
and Fourth circus, ultimately the
Chateau and the Centennial
Building served as stand-ins.
Nearly every event took place.
Fireworks lit up the sky in Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and Mexico
: .. though not, maybe, in the pre-
And while the fireworks had to
be delayed on6 day, it only made for
Sa perfect climax to a seven-day cel-
ebration of the city's, and the coun-
"The people who were there
had.smiles on their faces and were
having a good time," Davis said.
"We .had fun. We learned a lot and
will shoot for next year.
"And it's going to be a big
100th (birthday in 10 years), I can
S tell you that.
Davis added that with all the
cancellations and moving of events,
anyone who did not get a chance to
purchase a 90th birthday com-
memoration T-shirt, can come by
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The skies parted just long
enough on Friday night, the 4th, to
allow the city of Wewahitchka to
move ahead with 'its fireworks as
"The rain worked with us a lit-
tle," said city manager Don
Minchew. "It stopped for about 30
or 40 minutes before we shot (the
fireworks) and started again right
after we finished."
In fact, the postponement of
fireworks shows in Mexico Beach
and Port St. Joe bolstered the
turnout in the north end of the
The turnout, Minchew said,
was certainly in the healthy four
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S participated in their first Fourth of July sack race last Friday in city's formal fireworks for a day, it
Wewahitchka and wound up tied for first place. Two patriotic winners, did not put a damper on the
SCommunity Development Council. planned 5K run or the children's
For- several hours, rockets lit fishing tournament.
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few locals, refused to let a few rain- drew exactly 70 contestants, the
drops stand in the way of the annu- run being undertaken in a driving
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"It was beautiful,", Howard
See Fireworks, pg. 9
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"The last 30 minutes before we
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in to T.L. James Park," Minchew
said. "It went real well. There was
no rain during the show and there
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,The brief break in the weather
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Changes at Ed Ball Wildlife Area
Should Benefit Local Hunters
by Tim Croft
When the ball gets kicked, call
That, with pun intact, is rough-
ly what has happened in recent
months with the Ed Ball Wildlife
As the state overhauls its
wildlife management area (WMA)
system, The St. Joe C .., which
owns the Ed Ball Wildlife
Management Area, has opened a
path to partnership with local
hunters to keep the 56,000 acre
tract a local resource.
In basic terms, the company
hopes to soon enter into lease
agreements with newly-created
local hunt clubs to allow use of Ed
Ball for both dog and still hunters.
"I'd like to figure out a way for
the people of Gulf County so they
could still go out there and hunt,"
said St. Joe Timberland president
Clay Smallwood. "I feel very strong-
ly that local people ought to have a
place to go to recreate."
Smallwood has already had
preliminary discussions with local
hunting stakeholders about the cre-
ation of the hunting clubs and leas-
es for the Ed Ball land.
Smallwood said the clubs have
identified officers and outlined their
organizations, but bylaws, govern-
ing bodies, dues and other essen-
tials still must be established.
No leases have been entered
into. Smallwood said he will wait for
the local hunt clubs "to get their
ducks in a row" before proceeding.
In broad strokes, the changes
would have little impact on hunting,
at Ed Ball.
Half, or the north end of the
parcel, would be designated for dog
hunting; half, or the south end, for
The hunt clubs would be
required to keep the property gated
and the gate locked and remove
garbage and debris, Smallwood
The changes at Ed Ball, said
Henry Cabbage of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), are one result
of a trend which began back in the
As private landowners have
removed their land from the WMA
program, where they essentially
were paid "peanuts" by the state,
funding for the WMA program has t
"It wasn't a lot of money we
were getting," Smallwood said of St.
Joe's participation in the program.
"We were doing it as a public service
more than anything."
Once paying millions to main-
tain public hunting lands, the state
WMA program had been reduced in
funding to virtually "zero" as the
amount of acreage in the program
fell, Cabbage said.
The Legislature approved some
funding for the WMA program again'
this year, but Gov. Jeb Bush, who'
did not include the funding in his
proposed budget, vetoed' tle appro-
priation, citing other priorities in a
That, in turn, compelled the
FWC to revamp the wildlife manage-
ment system, eliminating specific
designations and creating WMAs of
all public lands.
A select few tracts of public,
hunting lands remain open to those
purchasing a $25 permit, or Stamp.
Others will become user-pay
areas, where hunters must pay
substantially more, typically in the
hundreds of dollars, based on a for-
mula similar to that by which
landowners were paid by the state
under the WMA program.
Essentially, that formula bases
fees on the number of man-use
days per acre per year, multiplied to
reach, the amount the private
landowner wishes to paid under a
"We still have the largest sys-
tem of public hunting lands in the
nation," Cabbage noted.
Smallwood pointed out that The
St. Joe Co., had, over the years,
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been one of the biggest, if not the
biggest, participant in the state
WMA system, at one point leasing
as much as 130,000-140,000 acres
under the program.
With state lease money drying
up, however, the timing seemed
perfect, Smallwood said, to leave
An overwhelming reason:
insurance. State-leased lands carry
with them sovereign immunity lim-
its, which would impact and hold
down any potential litigation
awards in the event of an accident.
"Back in January it looked like
funding would not be put into the
WMA program and it looked like the
right time to quit this program,"
By leasing 'to a hunt club,
councilmember said the council
should not "micromanage" the city
"These' policies were followed to
the letter," Sabiston said. 'To the
He said the matter, as per the
city's charter, should have been
brought before the council and that
Sabisfon had no authority to take
the action, or lack of action -in
Risinger's eyes, that Sabiston did.
"I am concerned about a cover-
up that does not permit council to
be part of the administration of city
staff," Risinger said. "The cover-up
And that, Risinger added, was
only the latest example of a pattern
of behavior by Sabiston that
Risinger,said reflected badly on the
Risinger said he was also trou-
bled by the recent purchase of two
vehicles and a boat for the city by
Sabiston, which he labeled unau-
That was the cue for Kingsland
to step in and she did with a fury.
She said the employee repri-
mand and questions about vehicle
purchases were little more than a
smoke-screen for the group of city
gadflies who have made a mission
of uncovering something gaiss
with city government.
"I think this has everything to
do with a handful of contentious
people determined to get rid of Paul
Sabiston and me," Kingsland said,
noting later that there was nothing
from pg. 1
County certainly appreciates the
Governor's assistance in moving
this project forward."
"The project will remove the
dredged spoil material from the
Apalachicola River banks and
sloughs and is. a first step in
restoration of the river basin while
creating local jobs,". added Alan
McNair, executive director of the
Gulf County Economic
The Governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development (OTTED) administers
the Rural Infrastructure Fund
Grant program. The program
assists rural communities in mak-
.ing necessary 'infrastructure,
improvements to increase econom-
ic development in their cities or
counties. Grants may also be uiu-
lized to fund feasibility studies for
economic development projects
with job creating potential.
from pg. 1
Butler said, if all goes well, the
road section could be placed on
the three to five year plan with
FDOT for a long term fix.. The like-.
.ly scenarios would be an elevated
roadway or bridge along the area.
Smallwood explained, the insur-
ance responsibility would be shifted
from the company to the hunt clubs
and their members.
Additionally, hunt clubs would
be more likely to engage in the sort
of wildlife management practices
that are conducive to protection
and growth of deer and turkey pop-
ulations as well as the habitat, a
plus for the company and hunters
Another benefit to hunters,
Smallwood explained, is that a
lease with a hunt club permits club
members 12-month access to the
Ed Ball land.
Want to take the family for a
picnic? Take a hike and pick some
berries? Club members will have
h from pg. 1
in the city charter about bringing
employee reprimands to the coun-
"They will do anything ... for
self-promotion, to satisfy personal
agendas or itty-bitty egos. I find
their actions reprehensible, their
A statement that was answered
with loud applause from the audi-
That general mood only height-,
ened as several from the group sin-
gled out by Kingsland stood to
repeat the same, or similar, .charges
as Risinger had lodged.
Bill- Hodgson, one of the pri-
mary architects of the citizen peti-
tion drive that forced the ongoing
State audit, requested an independ-
ent investigation as others request-
Sed he sit down and be quiet.
Resident Sandi Yarbrough said
she was embarrassed and sad with
how these issues were being
brought to light and how it all.
reflected on the city.
Then, sounding a, theme that
would be echoed by several in the
audience and in the council seats
as the ensuing debate dragged on,
she called for an'end to the sniping.
"We need to learn from what
happened here and move on," she
S Despite that plea, Risinger
went forward with his motion to fire
Sabiston. After that failed, the
argument between several resi-
dents, often quite heated and very
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"The Preacher's Boys"-Barry Hand's Newest Play
By David Adlerstein
Those who went to the Dixie
Theatre Saturday night expecting
the gospel stage play to be present-
ed would be filled with the over-
whelming joyous emotion of a feel-
good Holy Ghost spirit revival, had
another thing coming.
The central character in the
show, the Rev. Bruce Brown, a cler-
He has since left that field,
although his younger sister, Alissa,
works as a corrections officer at the
Franklin Work Camp. She played
Muh, the boys' grandmother, who
stepped in to raise the boys after
her daughter, Rose (Tabora Hill),
took to running the streets, bounc-
ing in a leopardskin leotard
between party girl and prostitute,
and not quite back again.
Barry Hand as the Rev. Bruce Brown Together with Tony
Williams as his son Keith.
gyman who returns to the wife and
two sons he abandoned 17 years
earlier, is for the most part the vil-
lain of the piece.
The character most embodying
the divine power of forgiveness,
Brown's son Keith, is dying of
With the exception of the
Reverend Brown's ministerial col-
lar, which he wears throughout the
show, there was little if any reli-
gious symbolism, and few, if any at
all, references to Jesus or the Bible
: in, "'Th., Preacher's Boys."
But by the. time the curt~ai
closed on the full house, the dra-
matic power of Apalachicola native
Barry Hand's newest and most
ambitious stage-play was some-
thing all the people could say an
uncomfortable amen to.
."Forgive somebody," said
Hand, in his remarks following the
.show's encbre. "Take the time out
and forgive somebody."
Hand appeared in the show as
Brown, whose effort to reconcile
with his troubled family is greeted
by a relentless spilling of guts by
the people he deserted.
His eldest son Reggie, (Matt
Troupe), is besieged by his baby's
momma, Jazziniqua (Francesca
Adams), who keeps showing up to
lecture him on his responsibility to
support his child, played by a dark-
skinned plastic doll in a carrier.
Reggie does drugs, doesn't hold
a job, lives off his mother and does-
n't want to do unto his child what'
his father hath done unto him.
In a haunting duet sung with
the younger brother Keith (Tony
Williams), the sons sing "He Wasn't
There," of the pain of not having a
father in their life. Hand's lyrics,
and the music he wrote together
with Jarel Winfield oh
the keyboards, were inspirited
by his work for eight years in the
prison system as a corrections offi-
"Being there, and seeing so
many young boys coming in crip-
pled of so many things life had to
offer them, one of the main things
they had to tell me is 'My father
was not there'," said Hand, who,
studied criminal justice at Gulf
Coast Community College.
"I found out that (being a cor-
rectionis officer) was not my call in
life," said Hand, who works at the
Gulf County landfill but has his
sights set on realizing the possibili-
ties in his two production compa-
nies, KingdomWorks, for gospel
theatre, and Restoration Records,
for gospel music.
"It (playwriting) is something
that I have always done but I have
just found out this year that this is
one of the things I have been called
to do," said Hand. "It is something
that I just like doing, but it is: in
me. Because.it is in.me,,, it, has; to
* come out of me."
Hand wrote his first play as a
sophomore at Apalachicola High
School, where he graduated in
1987. He had authored three plays
"Dead at 16," "Shackles" and
"When the Morning Comes" since
moving west to Bay and Gulf coun-
ties, and currently lives in
Wewahitchka with his wife, the for-
mer Lisa Bowers, and his four chil-
dren, Kalisa, 18, Courtney, 17,
Blake, 13, and Brandon, 11.
"None (have been) of this mag-
nitude. This is the biggest produc-
tion of them all, definitely the
biggest production I have done to
date," he said.
'The show is gutwrenching, in
its humor as well as its unflinch-
ing, unsoftened look at the self-
defeating behaviors battering the
"These are the issues that the
African-American family are hit the
hardest with and we don't talk
about them," said Hand, son of
Bryant and Annie Hand. "We don't
talk about them. We just live them
month after month, day after day.
Our kids keep going to prison and
the women are having the babies
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"I believe if the church com-
munity can get a hold of this, it is
the church that can start the heal-
ing process," said Hand. 'That is
where the gospel stage play comes
in. It is secular because we don't
just shove Jesus down someone's
throat but it has a gospel overtone
because the solutions and'healing
have to come from somewhere.
"I want to say it is a Sunday
morning sermon on stage, or a
gospel song on stage," he said.
"When people look back and are
ready for that, I want people to say
it is a gospel play.,
"I could have gone with proto-
col and had the preacher be the
good guy. Even though this guy is
in shirt and tie now and he is a
preacher, he has .issues himself.
How can he get up and preach to a
congregation about being a great
father, knowing what his situation
is?" said Hand. "Even though we
know Jesus is the ultimate answer,
we still have to deal with so much.
It's our responsibility to deal with
the generational curses."
Hand addresses these curses
in a song sung by Reggie and
Jazziniqua, and in a third original
song, Nurse Mary (Ebony Williams),
who is caring for Keith in his last
days, sings "You Can Make It."
Hand also created two other
numbers, "Everything's Gonna To
Be All Right," which is the
rearrangement of a traditional
gospel song, and "I Need You,"
whose. words: and music were writ-
ten by Hezekiah Walker."
Lashun Peterson, a family
friend from Vernon, playeddrums
to keyboardist Winfield, a recent
Rutherford High School graduate
who plans to study music at
Florida State University.
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Written.in 2002, Hand began
casting for the show in late
January. "Most of them are people
that I met when I first came to
Panama City 16 years ago and they
went their own way," he said. "I
knew them and I knew of their tal-
ents. I asked myself 'Who could I
get to make their characters come
to life?' and they came to mind. I
got on the phone, they gave it a
shot and here we are."
Glenda Carter commuted from
Atlanta to bring alive Big Annie,
Muh's tobacco-spitting, bingo-
going friend who provided comic
relief to the fire-breathing fury of a
family scorned. The speech pattern
of Rose's stuttering young stud,
Shawt Shawt (Jesse Jackson),
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"I knew I had to strike a bal-
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laugh whenever they go out to the-
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Rain Doesn't Deter Runners or
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enthusiasm of runners and young
anglers on the Fourth of July in
The numbers of contestants in
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morning in the case of the 5K was
anglers in Mexico Beach
And, in particular, the runners
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The results of the 5K run, with
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Men 1. Michael Western,
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Preacher's Boys -from page 7
time you had to leave them think-
ing about something that had
touched your life, even about some-
body you know."
The cast began rehearsing in
March on stages in middle schools
in Panama City and at Hand's
church, the Carter Temple in
Crowded into a shabbily cheer-
ful living room set designed by
Edward Jones, each of the actors,
brought out the power in Hand's
dialogue with style and conviction.
Tabora Hill, in her modulated, at
times electrifying, performance of
Rose, especially took her role to
impressive heights, despite having
to keep her voice raised nearly the
entire show. "After the shows and
all of our rehearsals, she is hoarse,"
The play opened on June 28 at
the 450-seat Martin Theatre in
Panama City, and after an enthusi-
astic reception, Hand has been
asked to return for'a second show
August 2, and on Aug. 22 and 23,
is bringing the production to
Last Saturday's show was the
second public performance of 'The
Preacher's Boys" and Hand's debut
at the Dixie Theatre. In his appear-
ance following the encore, Hand
shared his appreciation for several
Apalachicola individuals who were
influential in his youth growing up
here. He presented plaques to
Katherine Robinson, widow of
Warren Robinson, a mentor to
Hand's early musical upbringing; to
Mary Ann Hayward, wife of Warren
Hayward, an influential community
leader who was too ailing to attend;
to Shirley White, widow of Bishop
Daniel White; to Rita Theis, Hand's
teacher at Apalachicola High
School; and to Jeannette Myers; a
former Apalachicola High School
truant officer who worked to steer
Hand and three classmates,
Charles Barfield, Lynn Banks and
Fonda Davis, through their senior
SSeven Selected For
The members of the Davida
Byrd Scholarship Fund, Inc., along
with president Taylor Jenkins,
have announced the selection of
seven students as recipients from
the May 2003graduating class.
They areTerrance Chambers,
Woodrow Cherry, Daphne Crosby,
Santana Harris, Kayla Jefferson,
Fireworks fropge 5
"It was run in the rain,"
Howard said. "For 70 people to
come out, we're thrilled."
"Everybody enjoyed the
Fourth. They made the best o'f
it. We're pleased with the out-
And save for a couple of
accidents, a few individuals
who have yet to absorb the
drink-don't-drive message, it
was a relatively safe holiday
South Gulf County Search
and Rescue had to pull one
person from the water after
their jet-ski broke down.
Law enforcement officers
wrote some speeding tickets,
arrested a couple for driving
under the influence and field-
ed a number of complaints
about fireworks, but overall 'it
was a pretty tame holiday.
The lone serious accident
of the weekend.occured early
Sunday morning, when Sherry
Davidson, 31, of Howard
Creek, lost control of her 2000
Isuzu truck at Fleming's Curve
on Hwy. 71, left the road and
hit a pine tree.
It took emergency crews,
using the jaws of life, roughly
an hour to extract Davidspn
from her vehicle.
She suffered a broken leg
and pelvis, as well as internal
injuries and was listed in seri-
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"For the weather and
everything we were. lucky,"
said Maj. Joe Nugent with the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
"On the whole it was a peace-
ful and safe holiday."
Nugent also noted that
given the number of boats in
the bay, scallopers were not
deterred by the weather, likely
figuring they were going to get
wet anyway harvesting the
succulent little delicacies.
Adrian Peterson and Brad Ray.
All seven plan on attending
two- or four-year universities.
Since 1996 more than 60 stu-
dents have been awarded $500
each to attend the college of their
choice. Scholarship criteria include
completion of one semester of col-
lege, verification of second semes-
ter registration and grades from the
first semester. Checks are distrib-
uted to the school where the stu-
dent is enrolled once the required
data is received by the scholarship
Members of the community
have an opportunity to help in the
education of our students and
therefore the Davida -Byrd
Scholarship Fund is soliciting
Checks may be made payable
to DBSF, Inc., and mailed to Taylor
Jenkins, P.O. Box 173. All dona-
tions as well as support from board
members is much appreciated.
With continued support, the foun-
dation hopes to make the scholar-
ship program an annual event.
Please make plans to attend
the scholarship award ceremonies
at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at
Philadelphia Primitive Baptist
"In 12th grade, when things
started getting a little shaky for us
around graduation time, she
helped get us through a difficult
time and we all made it," Hand
In a sense, the young play-
wright is returning the favor by
staging a production with a similar
mission, to help get the African-
American, community through a'
difficult time. "It's like nobody is
talking about this horrible situa-
tion, Our government is not talking
,about it. Our communities are not
talking about it," he said. "I wanted
to dig as deep as I can. I want to
irritate those sores. I wanted to
start the bleeding so that somebody
can say something, do something,
to stop the bleeding once and for
all. Because the African American
family can relate so much with that
stage play because it hits so close
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Incumbent U.S. Rep. Alien
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Counting the Creepy Critters on
St. Vincent Island Refuge
by Tim Croft
Joe Collins' voice has the mis-
chievous lilt of an adult who never
quite completely let go of child-
A few years into retirement,
and he still enjoys playing with
The kind that made the young
girls scream, "Yuck!" The sort that
make even the stout squeamish.
Slithering lizards. Scaly rep-
tiles. Lumbering tortoises. The kind
of creatures from which horror
movies are percolated.
Godzilla, after all, was a reptile.
Collins, though, turned that
love of the icky into a full-time pas-
sion, becoming something of an
international expert in herpetology,
or the study of reptiles and
He is a retired professor emeri-
tus at the University of Kansas,
author of the Peterson Field Guide,
and 23 other books, on reptiles and
In other words, all apologies to
Jim Morrison, call Collins the
"I have continued my childhood
passion through imy adulthood and
into retirement," Collins said with a
guffaw. 'And I've loved every
minute of it."
Collins has lugged his passion,
his research on St. Vincent Island.
"We are marking which species we
find, how many we find and where."
Which, of course, begs one
question. For crying out loud, why?
Why spend days, weeks,
months, battling mosquitoes and
the Florida wild to play with ani-
mals most of us encounter only in
It all goes back to a queen
snake Collins and his brother
found when Collins was about eight
They wanted to keep the snake,
despite the sincere doubts of his
However, Collins offered a com-
pelling argument. In all of the ani-
mal kingdom, which creatures car-
ried the least offensive smell?
The answer is reptiles and
amphibians, an 'argument, it
turned out, Collins' father had little
to offer in way of a counter.
"I have never looked back,"
Collins said with a hearty laugh.
And after a long and honor-
laden career in academia, Collins,.
retired several years ago from the
University of Kansas, where he
remains a professor emeritus.
None of which interrupted his
lifelong love affair with reptiles and
"All of the projects that you say
you are going to do when you retire,
I am doing those," Cdllins said from
his office in Lawrence, Ks.
His post-retirement travels car-
ried him, at one point to Florida,
and the stretch of earth known as
the Forgotten Coast, but that is
another story entirely.
His research at St. Vincent, to
date, has been productive as a petri
dish in an incubator.
"We wanted to confirm the
species that had been confirmed
and discover new species," Collins
said. "We have discovered a few and Id
we are working toward more.
'"We have found 51 kinds of
toads, snakes, alligators; reptiles.
We are piling data onto data and
some young students will have
wonderful projects in the future
based on our data."
The value of such projects, "
documenting diversity and ecosys-
'tems, Collins explained, is several-
Consider one aspect against a
backdrop of government funding '
for :purchasing and managing
endangered or valuable lands.
As funds become scarcer, as ..
the competition for such funds
becomes fiercer, documenting the Jerry Collins, Joe Collins"
treasures of a particular parcel brother, with an Eastern dia-
becomes critical. mondback rattler.
"One of the things going on everywhere, national, state and
local governments, all the proper-
ties they own that are refuges, they
don't really have a handle on what
they have in the area," Collins said.
"(Wildlife) ought to be there, it's just
a question of going out and walking
iT 'he (St.'.Vincent. Wildlife
Refuge) is an island, It's' really Old
Florida, a throwback in time."
And while many of us don't
want to touch the sort of animals
Collins has fashioned a, career
from, the fact is we love to gawk.
"It's been well-documented
that when you call any major zoo,
the most heavily-visited place is
where the reptiles are," Collins
said. "People, particularly, kids,
"P ot Who go bonkers, are fascinated by
i= See Critters, pg. 12
Dr. Joe Collins (right) and his research team comprised of family and friends at Cape St. George.
along with a core group of about a
dozen colleagues and family, not to
mention enough equipment for an
African safari, to the Forgotten
He is discovering, and docu-
menting, inhabitants of this part of
Old Florida that, well, most of us
might just as soon leave mired in
the muck and well enough alone.,
Collins is currently in the fifth-
year of a project to document the
(diversity of reptiles and amphib-
ians in the national wildlife refuge
on St. Vincent Island.
His research has, to varying
degrees, spread to the other three
nearby barrier islands, Dog, St.
George and Little St. George, as
well as the St. Joseph Bay Buffer
During December and January
and a couple of weeks in April,
tCollins, who is on the board of
directors of the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary, is, quite simply, taking
a census of the critters that slither,
mostly, in the dark.
"How many kinds of amphib-
ians, turtles and reptiles do you
have, in what abundance and
where?" Collins said in describing
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PSJ Wins Two Games of Dixie Youth AAA 2003 District Tourney
Port St. Joe won their first game
this past Saturday night in
Apalachicola in the Dixie Youth AAA
District Tournament. St. Joe defeat-
ed Franklin County 10-9 in eight
Josh Henderson pitched seven
innings for St. Joe with seven strike- ".. ~ia -
outs. Franklin County was leading
7-3 in the sixth inning with two outs
when St. Joe tied the game, scoring
four runs. Cody Garrett and C.J.
Butts each singled, and the next two
batters Trevor Lang and Roman
Quinn walked, which scored a run.
Henderson laced a line drive to left
field to bring in three runs to tie up
No runs were scored in the sev-
enth inning for either team. In the
eight inning bases were loaded when
Evan Branch took the mound for St.
Joe, striking out two batters.
Franklin County scored two runs in
the eighth inning.
Down by two, the first three St.
Joe batters drew walks to load the
bases again for Josh Henderson who
hit a two-run RBI to center field.
Evan Branch had a line-drive RBI The PSJ Dixie
single over third base to score the Trevor Lang, C. J. I
S winning run. Garrett, Evan Bran
Getting hits for St Joe were C. J. Alan Strickland, Ro
Butts, double and a single; Trevor
Land, Roman Quinn, Cody Garrett, Branch, single, winni
Levi Strickland and Matthew Pope, Left fielder Col
each with a single; Josh Henderson, made a super catch
two singles, double, 5 RBI, Evan
FWC Reminds Scallop
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Youth Team: Kneeling left to right, Luke Linton, Matthew Pope, Colton Thursbay,
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inning to keep Franklin County from Monday night downing Hiland Park
scoring any runs. 11-1 in five innings. Roman Quinn
St. Joe won its second game on was the winning pitcher for St. Joe.
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He had twelve strikeouts and only
gave up one run.
Getting hits for St. Joe were C.
J. Butts, two singles; Trevor Land,
two singles, Roman Quinn, two sin-
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Henderson, three singles, two RBI;
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Jared Arnold, single. Center fielder
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Further, if a habitat brims with
life, if it can be demonstrated that it
is as nurturing as mother's milk for
a variety of wildlife, odds are high
that endangered or threatened
species could be introduced and
"If this island (St. Vincent) has
enormous diversity, it is probably a
quality wild habitat," Collins said.
His long-range vision would be
to establish a colony of indigo
snakes on the island, in part to
provide a future for a highly endan-
gered species, in part as mitigation
for the growth that threatens to
"The explosion of the human
population won't be stopped,"
Collins said. "We would like to
move the snake population out of
the way of that human explosion.
"That may be the last place,
anywhere, that a student, a
researcher or anyone interested in
wildlife could see them in the wild."
Which brings us back to a fun-
damental question how does one
go about documenting the presence
of lizards, toads and other species
that crawl and slither in the night?
How does one snag a creepy
Apparently, rather easily.
Collins is using 4x4 and 4x8
pieces of plywood, 250 in all,
donated by Touchstone Energy, on
St. Vincent, a similar method on
the other barrier islands and the
He lays the wood down around
the island at potentially productive
locations, logging each spot into a
computer using GPS coordinates.
Creepy crawly things, it seems,
love something to creep and crawl
Collins and his fellow.
researchers then go out, lift the
boards and commence to count,
document and photograph -their
Fast-food swizzle sticks,
Collins noted, are particularly use-
ful to lure the critters from the
board for photographs and assess-
Collins' wife, Suzanne, also a
retired professor from the
University of Kansas, is a wildlife
Suzanne's mother is also a
constant traveling companion,
though Collins said she is not
much of a fan of playing with the
"She runs the house," Collins
said. "She doesn't want to come
look at the animals. She only wants
to know how many we caught and
if we are planning on bringing them
in the house."
Other family members, as well
as colleagues in the field of reptiles
Sand amphibians join Collins to
,form a, traveling band of
"We sort of figured this would
be a neat project," Collins said. "We
went out and walked it and we were
fascinated by it.
"This is very, very different
from traditional peninsular Florida.
It is beautiful and very diverse."
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Since the closure of the paper mill, a major question facing our community has been
how to best replace the jobs and benefits that have been lost. Speculation about future develop-
rent of the mill property has ranged from residential/retail to a deepwater seaport, and many
combinations between. The Port St. Joe Port Authority has been meeting with representatives
of St. Joe Company, Smurfit-Stone and the City to create a vision for the long-term well-being
of our community. It is our desire to provide a stable and balanced economy utilizing the
resources available and thus create good paying jobs for our citizens. Needless to say, the Port
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waterway connection at Port St.,Joe. Also explained will be how a port can attract other busi-
nesses and manufacturers, possible industrial park development relating to the port, channel
deepening needs, new recreational opportunities on port property, and how a port can be a
good neighbor to its community.
There are 14 deepwater ports in Florida, and Gulf County is fortunate to have, one of
them. The opportunity to capitalize on this asset will only come around once. It is the goal of
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said, the new $2.5 million building will
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a large corner lot and features new carpet, point,
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S including the St. Joe Bay, schools, churches and
downtown.THIS BEAUTY IS OFFERED PAR-
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Great views of the Gulf Of Mexico and the
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A BARGAIN @ $199,500.
"CAPE SAN BLAS LANDMARK"
Great Business Opportunity in the heart
of the #1 Beaches. BeachComber's
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Located on 100' of Pristine St. Joe Bay, this
3 BR/2 BA home boasts incredible
panoramic views from almost every window.
Huge windows and sliders, fresh paint, car-
pet, and tile, and relaxed living make this
one to see. OFFERED @ $425,000.
.ULr rKF um in rPmrMnu raRK
- This 2 BR/ 2 BA gulf front unit boasts
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spacious decks, snappy decor and much
more! OFFERED FULLY FURNISHED 1
@ $289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.
SouthBeach 2nd Tier @ $225,000.
66'x1650' Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
1st Tier in Sweetwater Shores, 53'x209'+-,
Green Hills Gulf View @ $159,900
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias $165,000
Cape San Bias Gulf View $129,900
Water's Edge Gulf View @ $129,900
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre +-,
104' x 208' bordering State Park @ $85,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x 106',
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias, 51'x312',
mark the continuation of 47 years of
service to the community by The Bank,
formerly Citizens Federal Savings
Bank, to the community. Leonard said
the building should be completed by
the first of the year and occupied in the
first quarter of 2004. ,
Roger Bradley, Broker/Owner
After Hours: 229-2749
Bobbie Ed~sirds, Agent
After Hours Toll Free
Brorkcr ,c.'cxiitc' GRJ
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Clint Eason, Agent
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"Location, Location, Location On
Indian Pass Beach with sweeping
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Quality construction, 3 BR/2.5 BA with
office, gas fireplace, wet bar, and profes-
sionally decorated. OFFERED @,
"ADORABLE GULF VIEW COTTAGES ON
CAPE SAN BLAS" These 2 BR/1 BA 550
SF+- Cottages feature deeded Gulf access and
numerous upgrades including metal roofs,
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furnishings, and much more. All you will need
is your beach chair and blanket (well, maybe
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decks, palm-studded lawn, eat-in kitchen,
and more. Offered fully furnished @
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steel portable cart equipped with four electrical outlets and plenty of space, shelving and tool hooks there's
Seven enough room for a compact refrigerator. Built to last and last the All-in-One Outdoor Grill
carries a LIFETIME WARRANTY on evetypart ofthegrill. It's everything you need for professional-
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joseph's cottage Celebrates New Location
Patrick and Melissa Farrell were happy to show their new home for Joseph's Cottage to one and all last Thursday
afternoon during their Grand Opening. The remodeled home, located at 209 Seventh Street, is the new home of not
only Joseph's Cottage, but also Gold Star Mortgage. In the photo above Patrick, Melissa and their son Joseph are
joined with Watson Brothers construction representatives, who remodeled the home, and managers of Gold Star
St. Joe Kids Holds Grand Opening
Meliss Rainsey, center, reacts bers, employee and friends joined noon. The balloon bursting was
to the sound of a bursting balloon her to celebrate the grand opening used instead of the traditional rib-
bon cutting to signify the opening
in the photo above as family'mem- of St. Joe Kids.last Thursday after- of the children's store. St. Joe Kids
specializes in children's clothes,
RSVP Plans Ala an toysand gift items. The store is
I' l k ed in the P crt Shoppmin
and NE States Tours
The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program will sponsor .a 31-day
Alaska adventure tour by motor-
coach and a 21-day Alaska tour by
air and motorcoach. The trips are
planned to begin on August 11.
Also planned is a 10-day tour
of the northeast from July 21 to
July 30, which will include
Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD,
Philadelphia, PA (the Liberty Bell),
Lancaster, PA (Biblical Play-
Daniel), an Amish Tour, the
Hershey Chocolate Factory,
Manhattan, Staten and Ellis
Islands and 2 -Broadway plays,
Atlantic City, NJ and Gettysburg,
For more information on either
trip, contact Merita Stanley, trip
coordinator, at RSVP, 4469 Clinton
St., Marianna, FL 32446, or call
her at 850-482-3220.
Enjoy the Summer!
Go to the beach,
enjoy the surf, sand,
and sun, or relax
on the river!
Answers to Real Estate questions
from your local Century 21 Agents.
HOW TO SPOT A GOOD BUY By: Ellen Allemore
Beauty is in the eye of-the beholder, particularly when it comes to buying a home. Features that attract one
home-buyer may repel another..However, the one feature of interest to every home-buyer is price. Getting the
most home for your money is paramount. The real problem is figuring out whether that fixer-upper on one street
is a better buy than the home in next-to-new condition two blocks away. That's why knowing what to look for
before you buy can save you time, energy and money down the line.
The first step is,figuring out what kind of house you need. A good buy is only a good buy if it meets your cur-
rent and future living requirements. Before shopping for a home, decide how much space you and your family
require. How many bedrooms, bathrooms? Is a family room necessary? Do you need a layout that will accom-
mddate a lot of entertaining? Do you prefer a spacious or compact work space in the kitchen? If you have small
children, can the house easily be child roofed?
Evaluate the front and back yards. Is there enough space to accommodate your children? Do you want a park-
like or garden setting? Do you enjoy yard workand gardening, or do you want a low-maintenance yard? Take
into-cpnsideration the cdst.of extensive landscaping and upkeep.
Ne ri dei-.r n.;r,- ..j :k :..k ;; required to make the house you are considering livable. Make an honest
a::,e::,-ri,,- c f .,,r ,r .1 .,lt.l.l.: H:,- much work are you willing to do or pay someone else to do? Do you have
basic decorating, carpentry acd plumbing skills? If you plan to earn as you go, make sure you have accurately
determined what you are getting into. Ask an experienced friend, family member or your real estate agent for
their opinion, and be sure to consider how much remodeling inconvenience the rest of the family can handle.
Unless you are ready and able to tackle a major remodel, look for a house or condominium that needs only
cosmetic improvements. These include painting, wallpapering and replacing items like flooring, window treat-.
ments, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, light fixtures, cabinet and interior door hardware and appliances.
Remember that even these simple changes can be costly~ if.you have to make many of them.
Beware of improvements that seem easy enough at first glance buy may turn into major headaches and require
a lot of money once you've moved in. Remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, changes to the floor plan, room addi-
tions and redesigned landscaping are examples of seemingly minor changes that can easily eat away the money
you thought you saved by selecting a so-called "bargain-priced" home. Make sure major systems in the house
are in good working condition. Your agent can arrange to have a professional inspector determine whether the
electrical wiring and any room additions are to code. Local utilities often offer free or low-cost inspections to tell
you if the house is energy-efficient.
Look for a house with universally popular selling points. If you're impressed, the next buyer down the line is
bound to be too. For example, a roomy, modern easy-to-clean kitchen is the best selling point a home can have.
A house with onl, oie bathroom is less desirable than a house with two or more. Many buyers expect at least
three bedroois, ~ith a master bedroom that offers a feeling of privacy. Lots of storage space and closets, espe-
cially walk-in closets, will be a real selling point. Family rooms or "great rooms" also are desirable. On closer
examination;a house that looks like a bargain may lack some of these key features.
Don't forget the old adage: location, location, location. Unless you're looking for a fixer-upper, the house
should be in a condition that is comparable to other homes in the neighborhood. Avoid buying the biggest or fan-
ciest home on the block. Consider the amount of traffic or noise. Homes located in a quiet area away from a
busy street will command a higher price. Make sure the schools in your district have a reputation for quality edu-
cation and safety. Nearby supermarkets, gas stations, restaurants and theaters also will make a location more
Good community facilities also add appeal; pools, athletic fields, community centers, libraries and hospitals all
add to a neighborhood's value and desirability. Transportation needs also should be considered. Consider the cost
of living in a home. It's important to consider not only purchase price but the monthly cost of living in a home.
b k vyr annMt about the property tax rate
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ASK FOR ELLEN ALLEMORE SALES: 850-648-5683 TOLL FREE: 800-260-1137
Mexico Beach Office 101 South 33'd Street at Hwy. 98
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Look Who's 1!
Haley Marie Hardy celebrated
her first birthday on Wednesday,
July 9, with friends and family at
White City Park. She is the daugh-
ter of Huey. and Shannon Hardy
and the granddaughter of Houston
Hardy and Audry Figera and
Capital Area Community
* Action Agency, Inc. will hold its
Board of Directors meeting on
Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 p.m. at
309 Office Plaza Drive in
Tallahassee, Florida. CACAA is a
private, non-profit agency serving
Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Gulf,
Calhoun, Liberty and Franklin
counties. The meeting is open to
the public. For more information,
please call 850-222-2043.
Final plans are announced for
the wedding of Alyson Williams
and Justin Gerlach. The ceremony
will take place on Saturday, July
12, at 7:00 p.m. at Windmark
Beach. A reception will follow at
the Windmark Beach Club House.
Friends and family are .invited to
Many thanks to the citizens of
North Port St. Joe for your ongoing
support in continuing the com-
nTemorationr of:b-the' life bf Odutri
beloved brother. Charles Nettles.
Through the street celebration held
annually on July 3, his memory,
will forever be with us.
., The celebration would not be
possible without the efforts of the
street dance committee. Thanks
also to the Port St. Joe Police
We pray that God will bless
each and every one of you.
-Alfred and Carolyn Nettles
The Farm Service Agency (FSA)
is currently accepting applications
for NAP coverage. NAP provides
financial assistance to eligible pro-
ducers affected by natural disas-
ters. Eligible disasters are any of
the following: damaging weather
such as drought, excessive mois-
ture, or hurricane; an adverse nat-
ural occurrence such as earth-
quake or flood; a condition related
to damaging weather or adverse
natural occurrence such as exces-
sive heat or insect infestation. The
natural disaster must occur before
or during harvest and must directly
affect the eligible crop. Applicants
must pay a nonrefundable adminis-
trative fee of $100 per crop, per
county. Fees are capped at $300
*! per county not to exceed $900 for
farmers with interest in multiple
counties. Loss must be greater than
50 percent of expected production
and coverage must have been pur-
chased 30 days prior to the cover-
age period. The application closing
date for sweet corn and peppers is
July 31. Failed crops must be
reported within 15 days after the
For further information on the
NAP program, please contact the
Calhoun-Franklin-Gulf and Liberty'
County FSA Office at 17413 NW
Leonard Street, Blountstown, FL
32424 or call 850-674-8388 or 1-
800-243-9912 Ext. 6.
GCCC to Offer Smurfit Stone
Certification Program at
Smurfit Stone Container's
Panama City Mill and Gulf Coast
Community College are conducting a
certification program for operations
and production staff. Qualified appli-
cants will attend an orientation and a
26 hour training program at no
Successful completion of the pro-
gram will be a requirement for employ-
ment but does not guarantee a posi-
tion with Smurfit Stone.
A high school diploma or GED
and drug test will be required.
For more information or registra-
tion, visit or contact the Workforce
Center, 625 Highway 231, Panama
City or call 850-872-4340, ext. 123.
Smurfit Stone Container
Corporation's Panama City Mill was
recently named Customer One Plant of
the Year by their corporate headquar-
ters. They currently employ approxi-
mately 570 people.
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MLS#96176 1307'Long Ave.- Very nice older home
in the heart of Port St. Joe. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home has a lovely screened, front porch and a large
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MLS#96354 5858 Ganley Road This 3 bedroom,
2 bath mobile home sits on 5 beautiful acres, with 2 to
3 acres already cleared. The home had a fireplace and.
is very well kept. $68,900.
MLS#94569 C-30/ Bay View Enjoy Ill-.,l.:.u; un-r
sets from this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in
Treasure Bay $435,900.
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MLS#95459: 3597 Cape San Blas Rd. 5 bedroom, 5
bath, Gulf Front Home, furnished with ceramic tile
and carpet. In ground pool and hot tub overlooking
the gulf.i $749,900.
MLS#95385 i~I tlfach Newly con-
structed 3 bedro I Ull (ith beautiful Gulf
view. Easy bea JllUmm pine cabinets
throughout and more!
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MLS#94894 7408 Americus Gorgeous, 3 bed-
room, 2.5 bath home in St Joe Beach has just been
completed. Home sits on a beautiful 150 x 150 corner
lot and has all of the extras that anyone could want.
Call today for an appointment. $485,000
MLS#93992 C-30/ Bay View Great Investment! 4'
bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.9 acres located across
from Presnell's Marina. $450,000
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MLS#95208: 304 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach One of a
kind beach home wi lbslmted view of the Gulf.
This is one of the few It j3 a separate apartment '
for Mother-in-Law, gItlUI l rental income. Main
house is 2 bedroom, 2 bath and apartment is 1 bedroom, l
1 bath. Great Investment Opportunity!! $490,000
MLS#96300 -.4011 Cape San Blas Rd.- Exceptidnal
Gulf Front Home! 2 kitchens, 2 great rooms, beautiful
decks on all three floors for unobstructed viewing of our
fabulous sunsets. $695,000.
MLS#94958 198 Lahona Ave.- This Home sits on
3:5 lots, with frontage on Hwy. 386, Hwy 71 &'
Lahona Ave. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, with abundant fruit
trees, and flowering shrubs. A nature lovers paradise!
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Jo i nd
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MLS#95380: 9130 Tulip Ave Beacon Hill St. Joe
Beach 4 Lots @ 50X100 each. M/Home 660
sq.ft.,Cottage 341.sq.ft..L shaped screened porch
connects Cottage to M/Home. Cottage has 1 bed-
room, l.bath. M/Home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. There
is a 641 sq.ft Studio/Workshop also on property.
MLS#95461: 3557 Cape San Blas Road 4 bedroom,
4 bath Gulf Front Home with pool overlooking the
gulf, many amenities. $849,900.
Making Real Estate Real Easy.
710 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
1 (866) 648-1011 1 (850) 648-1010
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Gulf Front i
MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
MLS#95237 Windmark Beach $925,000
MLS#95457 Cape San Blas $375,000
MLS#95458 Cape San Bias $375,000
MLS#96380 Indian Pass $595,000
MLS#96250 Port St. Joe $295,000
MLS#96703 109A 37th Street Gulf View 3 bed-
room, 2 bath with all of the extras. Cathedral ceil-
'ings, hardwood floor, gas fireplace and a.large deck.
Relax and enjoy the cool Gulf breezes from this spa-
cious home. $369,900.
MLS#96102 .128 E. Magnolia Ave.- This beautiful 3
bedroom, 2 bath home is very deceiving from.the-out-
side. Very large, spacious floor plan with tile through-
out the living area. Bonus room can easily be convert-
ed into a fourth bedroom. This is a must see! $139,900
fltW *"- 1'*l "
i MLS#95792: 390 West Arm Drive Ready to move
in! 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide sitting-dn 1.3
Acres. Property backs the Beautiful Dead 'Lakes!
MLS#96436: 311 Quail Ridge Rd.- Immaculate 3
There are too many amenities to list. This is a fabu-
lous investment at this price!!!! $99,500
MLS#95460: 3563 Cape San Blas Road 5 bedroom,
5 bath Gulf Front Home with pool and hot tub.
Great Rental. $749,900.
MLS#95715 Mexico Beach $159,900
MLS#94941 St. Joe Beach $225,000
MLS#96467- St. Joe Beach $125,000
MLS#94526 Wewahitchka $29,000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000
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OB IT U~AR S
Reader Enjoys The Star Online
Hi, my name is Latonia
Williams. I was born in Port St. Joe
in 1968. I'm a graduate of PSJHS
class of 1986. I was glad to see the
history of Port St. Joe's (in last
week's) 90th anniversary (story).
My grandmothers, the late
Alma Bryant and Ethel Griffin,
both told those stories to me when
I was a little girl. I currently live in
California and it's so wonderful to
be able to look at The Star on the
internet and keep up with what's
going on and just see the amazing
growth and, boy, has it grown And
last but not least, I loved the article
about my cousin Dr. David
Langston. Keep up the good work!
Looking forward to seeing more pic-
tures on the growth.
Eloyce York Pratt
Eloyce York Pratt, 85, of Port
St. Joe, died Wednesday, July 2, in
Port St. Joe.
She was a retired bookkeeper
for Citizen's Federal Bank. She was
a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Port St. Joe,
Marie Jones Bible Class and
attended Faith Bible Church. She
was well known in the community
for her caregiving and humanitari-
an deeds throughout her lifetime.
Born January 20, 1918, in Auburn
Community, which is now a part of
Tyndall AFB reservation, she was a
member of the pioneering York and-
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Asd Burness Pratt,
her parents, Lona Raffield York and
John York, and a brother, Bronest
York, Sr. She is survived by her
nephew, Bronest York, Jr., and
Talisa Y. Highsmith, 'both of
Tampa. After the untimely death of
her parents, at the age of 13,
Eloyce became a member of the
Clayton and Annie Lee Raffield
family where she was accepted as
their beloved daughter and sister to
Bert C. Raffield, Robert L. Raffield,
Birdie L. Davis Raffield, Carl J.
Raffield, T. J. Raffield, 'Jewell
Raffield Eddins, Sue Raffield
Wisler, Myrtice Raffield Smith,
Myrtle Raffield Danley, W. Donald
Raffield and numerous nieces and
Funeral services were held'
Monday, July 7,. at 10:00 a.m. EST
in the First United Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe with the
Rev. Oliver Taylor officiating and
Rev. Bill Taylor assisting.
Graveside services were held
Monday, at 2:00 p.m. EST in the
Greenwood Cemetery in Panama
City. In lieu of flowers, Eloyce
requested that donations be made
to Faith Christian School in Port
St. Joe or the Gideon Bible Society.,
Thomas C. Smith
T. C. Smith, 84, of Port St. Joe,
went "down the road" for the final
time when he went to be with the
Lord on Thursday, June 26. He
retired from the Port St. Joe Paper
Mill exactly 44 years from the day
he started. Many of those years he
spent as a lead welder. During his
retired years, he did whatever he
wanted, whenever he wanted.
Everyone who knew him would
agree he was one of a kind and
there will never be another like
him. T.-C. also enjoyed dove hunt-
ing and fishing.
He is survived by his son,
James T. "Buddy" Smith and his
wife, Vicky; of Milton; his daughter,
The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The CatholicChurch of Gulf County, FL
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST
TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HI[I KNOWN
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800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
S8:00 and 11:00; a.m. (EST) Sunday School,
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
i 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: Devotion on 105:5 FM ..7:49 am. ET.
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
"Serving the Changeless Christ..
to'Ctange Hearls n 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!
BAPTIST CHURCH \
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m,
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
The Potter's House
: WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
S636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............................. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE
Betty Jo "B.J." Smith of Panama
City; six grandchildren; Stacey
Humphrey, Kerrie Densman and
Hunter, Travis, Troy and Trampas
Smith; seven great-grandchildren;
special friends, Lonnie Smith,
Waylon Graham, Betty Gainous,
Theresa and Evan; and two sisters,
Mabel' Marshall of Sneads, and
Willie Mae Mills of Jacksonville.
Graveside funeral services were
held on June 29 at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe with the
Rev. Don Railey officiating.
Ann C. Hood
Ann C. Hood, 88, died
Saturday, July 5, in Highland,
She was born on June 24,.
1915, in Ava, Illinois, to Luke
Criley and Flora Evelyene Bozeman
Criley. She lived, as a youth in
Doniphon, Missouri, and moved'
with her family to East St. Louis,
Illinois, where she graduated high
school. She married Albert J. Hood
and they lived in; Collinsville,
Illinois for their married life.
She retired to Port St. Joe
where she attended. Beach Baptist
Chapel. She had moved to
Highland, Illinois two years ago to
be near her daughter. She enjoyed
traveling and visited China, Europe
and Australia. She liked to do
needlework, crocheting and crafts
and.enjoyed reading. She attended
many of her grandson's- musical
She was preceded in death by
her husband of forty years; Albert
J. Hood; her father and mother,
Luke' and Flora Evelyene Criley;
and three brothers, Joe, Lester and
She is survived by her daugh-
ter Sheila A. Acuncius.and..hus-i
,band Rick;- and-two grandsons~,
Kyle D. and Keith A. Acuncius, all
of Highland, Illinois.,
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, July 8, at 11:30 a.m. at
Spengel-Goulanger Funeral Home
in Highland, Illinois, with the Rev.
Dan Perry, pastor of Highland Hope
United Methodist Church officiat-
ing. Interment followed in St.
John's Cemetery in Collinsville,
Illinois. The family has named
Highland Hope United Methodist
Church or The American. Diabetes
'Association as memorial funds
Service Jul. 10
A Memorial Service for the late
Dexter (George Powe) Powell will be
held on Thursday, July 10, at 5:00
p.m. at Body of Christ Church, 106
He died on Thursday, July 3rd
at the Bay. St. Joseph Care Center.
He was the son of the late Isom and
Cora Powe and stepmother Cora
Lee Powe; 'all who preceded him in
He leaves four daughters,
Yolanda Pittman of Panama City,
Pastor Wilhelmina Swanston of
Port St. Joe, Zinvaleen Jones, of
Wewahitchka and Abil Miller of
South Carolina; one sister, Bessie
Thomas of Brewton, Alabama; spe-
cial neice, Nolan Gorge of Century;
several grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, neighbors, friends, and
two godsisters, Sally and Twanda
The family would like to thank
everyone for all acts of kindness-
during the illness and passing of
their loved one.
Keith B. Farmer
'Keith' Barnl-. Farmer passed
BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is rl,,' ,iwra that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join.us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
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"-Z 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ........ 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ...... ... 11 a.m. -
Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron
Highway .71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.
"Remember church the way it used to be?"
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Sigt lanh thun ^apttist (11urctl
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:90 a.m.
NO FRILLS NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LTING GO cHUCH H ipleshlp Training 56:00 p.m.
JUST LTINGGCPO CHURCH H1IS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
K All Times are EST
Dan Rhodes MINISTER
Director of Youth Ministries
Director of Childrens Ministries
Director of Music
CHURCH OF CHRIST
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
Beach Baptist Chapel Serving Dinner Wed.
On Wednesday evening, July
16, Beach Baptist Chapel will be
selling dinners of hamburgers,
baked beans, peaches and pound
cake with tea or lemonade. Dinners
away Saturday, June 28, 'in
Columbia, Maryland. A native' of
Port St. Joe, he resided in New York
for many years before moving to
Columbia. Keith graduated from
Port St. Joe High School. He stud-
ied at Traphagen School of Fashion
and the Fashion Institute .of
Technology, graduating from the
latter with a degree in design.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, the late Mr. and
Mrs. Cuthbei-t Farmer, Sr., of Port
St. Joe and his great-grandmother,
Mrs. Harriet Deadrow of Jessup,
I He leaves to cherish him in.
memory a devoted mother, Ms.
Jewerline Farmer of Port, St. Joe;
father, Ronnie Rogers of Newark,.
New Jersey; grandparents, Angie
(Bill) Freeman of Boston,
Massachusetts; two brothers, Petty
Officer Michael (Eloise) Farmer of
Jacksonville, and George (Angela)
Farmer of Pensacola; two sisters,
Timicia (Andre) Fitch of Laurel,,
Maryland and Kirstie Farmer of,
Tallahassee; three aunts, Mrs.
Celestine (Clennis) Harvey, Mrs.
.Mamie (John) Hayes of Port St. Joe,
and Mrs. Juanita (Charles) Rackley
of Tallahassee; three uncles,
.Wellington Farmer, Harold Farmer
(Diane) of Port St. Joe, and
Cuthbert Farmer, Jr. (Martha) of
Dublin, Georgia; three nephews,.
Avery Bailey of Port. St. Joe,
KeiJuan Simms of Tallahassee,
and Michael Farmer, Jr., of
Jacksonville; two nieces, Desirray
,.Peters. and Keturah,, Fanmer ,,qf
Tallahassee; one godbrother,
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.'
Reginald Quinn; one godsister,
Charon Addison; one godson,
Payten Smith; special friends, Tia,
Crystal, Tameka, and Tonya of
Newark, New Jersey; a special fam-
ily the Spivey Family of Staten
Island, New York; and a host of
cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, July 10, at 11:00 a.m. at
the Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev.
Calvin Griffin officiating. Funeral
arrangements are under the direc-
tion of Comforter Funeral Home.
I Marie Whitfield, 41, passed
away Sunday, July 6, at her home
in Milton. She was born and reared
in Rhode Island and had been a
resident here for the past 23 years.
She was a loving and devoted wife
and mother, and was of the
Mrs. Whitfield is survived by
her husband, Johnny Whitfield;
daughter, Theresa Whitfield; son,
Shane Whitfield, all of Milton, her
parents, Theresa and Richard
Bisson of West Warwick, Rhode
Island; two brothers, George
Edward. Lemois, and Richard
Bisson, both of West Warwick; sis-
ter, Denise Overberg of Coventry,
Rhode Island; and several nieces
Memorialization will be by
Cremation. All services are under
the 'direction- of the -Comforter
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334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday'
Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net
SApalachicola ... ... Panama City
Hy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)
"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
Sunday Bible Study ...... .... .. .9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT
First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
S 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
S But those who hope in the Lord
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j' Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
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Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org
SEglin AFB Fixes Up The
SBriar Patch for Turkeys
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Currently available for adoption at the Humane Society are Candy
and Cookie, 10-12 week old mixed breed pups (pictured); Turbo, a beau-
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Homer, a nice creme colored lab male; Stumpy, a Boston bull terrier
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ber of kittens. Please come seel
For more information, contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at
227-1103 or visit the Humane Society's web site at www.sjbhumanesoci-
July 1: Teresa Franklin, 46, of
Wewahitchka, resisting w/o vio-
lence, possession controlled sub-
stance; Joshua Reagan, 22, of
Panama City, uttering forged
checks, aggravated assault; Debra
Gosnell, 29, of Port St. Joe, FTA-
July 3: David W. Maxwell, 48,
of Apalachicola, FTA-no fishing
license; David Broxson, Sr., 60, of
July 4: Kathern A. Leckie, 33,
of Overstreet, child abuse, domes-
tic battery, criminal mischief, bat-
tery; David Jamerson, 24,
July 6: Charmane L. Edwards,
40, of Wewahitchka, ,aggravated,
battery; Terrerice Vickery, 18, of
Wewahitchka, DUI; Charlie M. Hill,
Jr., 36, of Wewahitchka, battery;
William Kelly, 19, of Wewahitchka,
tampering with evidence.
July 7: Scott Nordwig, 44, of
Port St. Joe,, burglary; Robert
Perez, 49, of Tallahassee, FTA bur-
glary, FTA trespass; James C.
Terry, 32, of Wewahitchka, worth-
less checks; Michael Lapoint,
criminal trespass, injuring
July 8: Micheal Gordey, 23, of
Panama City, FTA no valid driver
PSJ Police Beat
July 3: Scott T. McAlister, 21,
of Mexico Beach was arrested on a
warrant for violation of probation.
July 6: Lisa M. Griffin,, 41, of
Daleville, Alabama, was arrested
for felony driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
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July 7: Arthur T. Addison, Sr.,
46, of Port St. Joe, was arrested on
a warrant for violation of commu-
The Port St. Joe Police
Department is in the process of
posting abandoned vehicles
throughout the city under the new
city ordinance. Officers will be
looking for vehicles that are not
used by individuals, which are
non-operational and unsheltered
or do not have a valid license plate.
Vehicles that are left on city right-
of-ways will be posted and if the
registered owner can't be located
or does not remove the vehicle
within ten days the vehicle will be
The U.S. Air Force has part-
nered with Gulf Power and the
National Wild Turkey Federation
for the largest Energy for Wildlife
project attempted in history.
Eglin AFB encompasses
464,000 acres, of which 280,000 is
open to public recreation, including
hunting. It boasts one of the largest
Eastern wild turkey populations in
the Florida panhandle. It also has
1,400 acres of utility right-of-way
(ROW) that is similar in appearance
to the legendary "Song of My
South" briar patch due to the thick,
tangled vegetation that has grown
unchecked for years and is unus-
able for most wildlife species.
"It took a couple of years and a
lot of money to get this restoration
project off the ground," NWTF
Florida Chapter President Bill
"But, it will all be worth it when
Eglin has forty-odd miles of food
plots planted on it."
The project ,is being funded
through a three-year, $60,000
pledge from the NWTF Florida Wild
Turkey Super Fund with an addi-
tional $120,000 from Gulf Power.
This will pay for the materials and
labor to remove the dense under-
brush from the ROW, and to
restore native grasses that offer
food to wildlife.
NWTF biologist Luke Lewis
said that the project would take
several years due to the amount of
time that the ROWs have been per-
mitted to grow unchecked, and
because of the size and diversity of
'The area has a lot of cypress
swamps in it that break up the
land and make it excellent habitat
for all manner of wildlife," Lewis
said. "Now it will have the neces-
sary openings for brood and a
much more accessible food
resource habitat, so an already
good turkey hunting area can only
Gulf Power is a charter mem-
ber of the NWTF's Energy for
Wildlife program, which partners
with energy and utility companies
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improving the habitat for wild
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229-9282, AB1239, AU1737
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Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
At Old Port Theatre.
We Buy Estatesl
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
Real Estate, Estates &
Liquidations Anchor Realty
& Mortgage Co.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan,
Gold/Tan, new tires, needs
A/C compressor, 80,000
miles. $4,000 Firm 850-647-
1998 Buick Regal Gran
Sport. Low miles, one owner,
garaged, leather, loaded, 4
door. $5950. 960-4464.
Cadillac Sedan Deville 1988
$25d0. Call 648-8334.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limited. '4X4, Leather, one
owner, fully loaded, garaged.
Showroom New Condition!
$8650. 960-4464. ltp7/10
1992 Mazda Navajo, white 2
door, cold air, auto trans.
pw/pd, moonroof, clean. 1
owner $2200. 229-9353.
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Limit8e- 4X4. Leather, one
S owner, fully loaded, garaged.
SShowroom New Condition!
$8650. 960-4464. ltp7/10
1998 F150 Pick up, 3 door
ext. cab, stepside, 4x4 pos.
track sm V8. 128k mi. Exc.
cond. $11,000. 227-3610.
1994 Mazda Proteg. AT, AC,'
4 door, extra clean, excellent
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
1997 Toyota Tacoma. 4wd,
60k mi, exc. cond. bedliner,
cd am/fm, cruise, $10,500.
647-9358 or 527-2561.
2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24
Convertible! AT, Ac, 36,000
one-owner miles. New condi-
tion. Must See! $8250. 960-
4464. : ltp7/10
*iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ~~~~~~ ~ ~ Adunc Clinical Instructor Position vacancyi1* with the******** **********- --^ --- -- -
2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40;000 miles, one owner.
New condition Must Seel
$10,950. 960-4464. ltp7/10
1992 Acura Legend, 4 door,
very clean, leather, sunroof,
cd player, all electric, alloy
wheels, 163,149 miles,
$5700 obo. Call Silvia at
1999 Chevy 1500 Conversion
Van. Extended, low miles,
one owner, extra clean, V8,
AT, AC. $8950. 960-4464.
1998 Ford Explorer Sport,
4.0 Liter V6, CD, P.W., P.L.,
custom rims and tires.
$7,800 827-4264. 2tp7/3
.1993 Saturn SL, 4 door,
leather, AT, AC, extra clean.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
Lime-green classic Caddy El
Dorado 1973 convertible,
46k original miles, all sys-
tems work, $6000 obo;\ See
around town. 229-9565.
1993 Cadillac Sedan DeVille.
One Ownerl New condition.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
For Sale -gas powered golf
cart Club Car II. Has a
dump bed and a roof top;
Good running condition.
$1400 firm. 648-8779.
1996 Toyota Avalon XL excel-
lent condition, fully loaded,
leather interior, sunroof, gold
trim, one owner $6,000.
Please call 648-2121.3tp7/3
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,
1994 Dodge 3500, Extended
cargo vai, one: owrer, good,
shape, perfect for contractor.
$3500. Call 648-4183, leave
1993 -Chevy Blazer 4x4
brush guard dual exhaust.
Tow package,. new engine
w/approx. 40,000 miles.
Asking $5,000. 647-3365
Boat Motor Evinrude 35 hp
26' boat slip for rent Mexico
Beach. $150 mo. 229-9353.
J16 Carolina Skiff. Fully
rigged 25hp Evin.
Performance trailer $3000
obo; Even 850-648-1084.
15' Star fiberglass bass boat
w 100hp Johnson and trailer
live wells, rod storage, foot
control trolling motor. Must
sell quickly $1000 obo. 227-
1995 Yamaha Wave Raider,.
760 2-seater, digital
speedometer, runs excellent,
$1600, only 170 hrs., call
Paul at 850-527-7807.
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
1977 20ft Formula
Thunderbird good condition.
Cutty cabin/trailer/302 boss
I/O $1500 FIRM 648-94,10.
2BR/1BA, on Wetappo Creek
Deep water, 50' boat dock,
connects' to Intercoastal,
country living but 10 mi from
House for rent in Wewa 2BR/
1BA $325 per month plus
security dep. 639-5721.
In Wewa RV/Mobile home
lots for rent. $100 per
month, includes water and
sewer. 639-5721. 6tp7/10
3BR/ 1 1/2BA, fenced back
yard, near schools, .Cypress
Ave: PSJ. $800 mo. $500
dep. available 8/15. 648-
8629 or 227-5135. tfc7/10
3BR/ 2 bath house for rent
in Beacon Hill. Close to dedi-
cated beach, unfurnished
appliances inc. $750 a
month plus utilitier,,,cal
648-4649. .., 2tp7/3
House, for rent: 2 bedroom,
unfurnished; 457 Madison
St., Oak Grove; 3 blocks from
St. Joe Bay, 227-7800.
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. ifc6/5
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished., Call 'Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for"
more info. tfc6/5
Long term two, 3 bedroom
unfurnished houses in St.
Joe Beach. Call Crystal
Sands Realty, Inc. 648-4400.
CALL 227-1278 TO
PLACE YOUR AD IN
Large 3/2 Gulf view home on
C-30 near Indian Pass Raw
Bar. Available 6-1, $900/mo.
Terms flexible. 653-1675
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 electrical and'
plumbing. 12' x 11' storage
shed. Available immediately.
216 7th St., Port St. Joe,
648-8629 or 227-5135.
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.
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities, inc. Weekly, Monthly
rates. Call 639-3600. fces5
Large 2 bdri. house, stove
&- refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
New extra Ig; 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba:, inside'
laundry rm.,. ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tce6/5
Unfinished Furniture @
.. : ;_REEVES;1; 4;,.
Fumiture & Refinishing ShoWpe
234 Reid Avenue
iQality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reees at 22963/4
Grand console piano, excel-
lent condition. can be seen
by appointment,; $350. Call
Selling partial collection 'fine
antique European furniture.
Stately 8-foot Louis XVI wal-
nut armoire/display cabinet,
ca. 1880, glass shelves, mir-
ror back. Appraised, $6800;,
will sell $4500. Must sell;
moving to smaller home.
English carved, oak- wash-
stand. marble top. 3-plece
beveled alas.s mirror.
Appraised $2100: sell 1800
Square 28" oak parlor table,
glass ball/claw foot, $500.
Possibly others. By appoint-
ment 647-9614 evenings ;.- :
For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. ) tfc6/5
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc6/1
St. Joe2431 Oak Grove Ave.
Lots of items rain or shine.
Fri. and Sat. llth and 12th.
408 California Dr., Mexico
Beach, Sat 8 am '12 pm
CST. Movies, furniture,
clothes, misc. Rain cancels.
No early birds. ltp7/10
Garage sale Sat. July 12, 8 -
12. 125 Westcott Cir. Roll top
desk, steps for above ground
pool, wood int. doors.. 19"
color t.v., lots of other great
Gigantic Yard Sale
Convenant House 11636 SE
Chipola Park Rd. 7 miles
North of Wewa Hwy 71.
Sat., July 12th.8:00 CT till.
Air conditioners, clothes, apt.
size' stove, hood,' fridge,
lamps, bedspreads, clothes,
dryer, tables and chairs, sofa,
bed and chairs, mirrors,
futon, Idesk, curtains, gas
stove, electric stove, toilets,
vanity and top, rugs, coffee
table, much much more.
Yard sale July 12 8 ? til.
1805 Marvin Ave. Furniture,
kids clothes, toys, col-
lectibles, bass boat, plus
more. s ltp7/10
Carport sale, rain or shine. 7
12 CT. Look for signs on
15th St in Mexico Beach.
July 12th. Itp7/10
lent wages and benefits.
Applications will be accepted
at plant office between the
hours of 8:00 am and 3:00
pm EST Monday Friday.
Brin rfreerences and picture
.D. Premier Chemicals. State
Road 382 North, PSJ, FL
EOE and AA employer.
We've just had a makeover
and are in need of additional
staff. Come join our exciting
team! Bav St. Joseph Care
Center has openings in the
following areas: AI shifts,
dletari aides, housekeeping.
land r. Apply in person'to:
220 Ninth Street, Port St.
Joe. Affordable health insur-
ance. Lniform allowance.
Security Guard Class D FL
Lie Required. Call 229-8271
ext 216. 4tp6/19
REPORTER POSITION The
REPORTER POSITION The
Star and Apalachicola/
Carrabelle Times newspa-
pers are seeking a reporter to
cover sports and miscella-
neous community journal-
ism in the two communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this position should
send a resume and samples
of their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe Fl.
,GT Cor, a total commnu-
provider in Northwest,
Florida, has immediate
opening for a qualified
Manager at their Port St.
Joe location. Successful
candidate will be
responsible for the over-
all management and,
growth of ISP product
line including dial-up,
DSL and wireless broad-
band. Position also
responsible for the
integrity of the Internet
backbone network, the
i n t r a c o m p: an y
mail system and compa-
ny official' PC's.
Bachelors Degree with a
minimum of three to sLx
years related work expe-
rience in network
security. firewalls. tele-
phony, Internet tech-
nologies, wireless tech-
nologies. and proficiency
in TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP,
FTP, VPN, along with
excellent verbal and
We offer a competitive
salary and benefits
package including 401K
and immediate health-
care. Please respond in
confidence, via mail or
P. O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Adjunct Clinical Instructor1
(Port St. Joe) to provide
classroom & clinical instruc-
tion' to students in a long
term care facility. Requires
A.S. degree with 2 yrs. recent
clinical experience & a cur-.
rent FL-RN license. Position
is Open Until Filled. For
more details visit our web-
COAST.EDU/JOBS/ or Job
line: 850-873-3540. GCCC is'
,an EA/EO employer.
Minorities and females
strongly encouraged .to
Wood's Fisheries, Inc. is
hiring two full time.positions
of Bookkeeper and
must, be, knowledgeable in
but not limited to completing
payable/ receivable. MS
Excel, MlS Word, reconcilia-
tions, basic and/or advanced
bookkeeping principles, etc.
Accounting degrees are wel-
comed, but not mandatory.
Receptionist must have out-
standing telephone skills.
able to work with the public
on a professional level, and
complete basic office tasks.
Applicants must be friendly
and able tco work in a'fast-.
paced environment. Closing
for these positions will be on
Friday; July 18, 2003. For
more information call 227-
Housekeeper for day shift
and night auditor 11-7.
Minor book keeping skills
and tvping preferred Pick up
application at Port Inn. ltp7/Iq
Part time help- needed at
Cape San Bias Inn. Flexible
schedule. Please call 229-'
7070 or email
Auto Parts NAPA Auto
Parts is looking to fill an open
counter position. Resumes
accepted, applications avail-,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Must
be honest, good with people.
and willing to' learn.
Automotive and/or, .sales
experience helpful. For more
information, call .Rick
Lamberson, owner at 850-
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence needed. Earn. $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problems Short
term training now available!
Call todav 1-577.214.3624
Support Specialist vith \very
strong experience in
Microsoft Offlce (2000/XP).
Please send resume to: P.O..
Box 14165, Mexico Beach,
FL .32410. email it@hcau-
rt S. Jo Fl
Concrete Landscape Bordenl
Insured Professional Dependable
Home Office Construction Rentals
Commercial Restorative cleaning
PLUS SMALL ENGINE
706 First Street
/ MINI-STORAGE \
a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
ASK ABOUT FREE
DRIESBACH CLEANERS CLOCK PAIR
1 80' AVENUE 'C Ol or New Anniversary Clock
Pick-up and Delivery Grandfather, Pendulum,
J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue FOR RENT OR LEASE
l.3 '2r4s5'e, Dry storage space
/ m it 850.227-9414 s a
Fa229-6041 3,000 sq. ft.
Authorized Sales Center mV C.nD A r'
Robert E. King DDS
325 Long Avenue
Hours By Appointment
1, 2 &3
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456
Central heat and air
Carpeting Laundry facilities
(352) 472-3952 MW
e:a 2 Reid Ave. Street Port St. Je, FL
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours
St. Joe Beach
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Circle S Refinihing
Repair Touchup or Complete
Refinishing. We do it ALL from
furniture to floor. Free Estimates
This area's most experienced refinishers.
827-2550 ask for Dusty
Tax Returns A Specialty
202 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Service & Antenas
,'6331 Georga Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
SCall (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061
Carpet& Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We dean them. Best equipment on the market.
Call fr free estimate now
A-1 QUALITY D(
DOCKS & Professional
Aluminum Stainless Steel
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED
THE TORMS! 3
Call: Larry Joe Colson
MIRACLE CARPET CLEANING
No Job Too Small! Free Estimates!
Jld eaBlat liNSteM
ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES
Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.BA
(Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-ZUY0
^ isi nteEV
q ools ZM"'
Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *
850-647-8963 u 850-227-6131
meId A I lliu i[CFO 3-I!N l
@0 4 l"I
New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
* 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
& Pressure Washing
Interior & Exterior
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Quality Work Guaranteed
Position vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2002-
Position Title: Maintenance
Application Deadline: July
16, 2003 Deadline 12:00
Contact Person: .Mr. Don'
Rich, ''Gulf County School,
Board, 150 Middle School
Rd, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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.
refrigerant certification five
years verifiable work experi-
ence in the following areas;
boilers and chillers, gas fired
systems, heat pumps and.
controls,, electrical back-
ground. Applicant must be
able to install, troubleshoot
systems and maintain areas
listed above. Successful
applicant must pay a $52 fin-
gerprint analysis fee, get a
and a pre-employment drug
Salary Range: Based on
board approved salary
schedule. Gulf County
Schools is an equal oppor-
tunity employer. 2tc7/3
Established real estate
.office has, openings in the
Rental Dept Requires com-T
puter arid, public, relation
skills and some weekend
duty. Fax resumes 8to 648-
5779 or call for an interview
at 648-5777. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc6/'12,
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.' t:, 19
The Bank ,has several
excellent opporturuties for
you to join our team of
banking professionals in
one of Flonda's top growth'
markets. 'The following'
openings are immediately
available in our Gulf and
Franklin County offices:
Send confidential resume
to The Bank-Port St. Joe,,
P.O. Box 368. Port St. Joe
FL 32457. AA/EOE
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2003 PAGE 7B
"Come grow with us."
Coastal Design &
Landscaping, Inc., is looking
for team players and team
leaders to join our rapidly
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
Adult Case .Manager Gulf
County. Provide assessment,
coordination of services and
follow-up for mentally ill
adults. Requires Bachelor's
degree in a human services
or social services field, use.of
personal vehicle, and good
driving record.. One year
experience preferred but not
necessary. Excellent benefits
package. Indicate job refer-
ence #23-1GC when apply-
ing. Drug Free Workplace/
EOE. Apply to: Ed-Dennis,
Component Director, -Life
Management Center, 311
Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, Fax: (850)
* 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
Part Time, Full time
Cashier apply in person
Cape Trading Post, Cape San
Blag, good pay, gas allow-
ance. 229-8775 tfc6/5
Operators &. Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers .license. Apply-a,t
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
S Small engine mechanic/
service man. apply m person.
St. Joe Rent All 706 1st
Street. Port St. Joe. tlc6/5
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center is now
taking applications for the
following positions: CNA's (2)
FT 3-11 Mon.-Fri. CNA's (4)
Baylor W/E: work 32, paid
for 40. Keep your same
health insurance, uniform
allowance. EOE, drug free
workplace. Call Tricia 850-
229-8244 ext. 113 for inter-
Seeking person with skills in
Quark and PhotoShop. Need
good language .skills and
experience in newspaper
production and/or commer-
cial print design (benefits).
Send resume to the Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box
308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
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
Lost on Hwy 22 in
Wewahitchka, small male
dog.. Gold, 'silver curly dark
hair, 1yr old. Reward'
offered, 639-5595. ; 2tp7/3:
Two 200 amp breaker power
poles, $200. 4 horse long
shaft suzuki outboard motor.
like new. $550. 10 foot wide
roll garage door, $550. 227-
3777. I tp7/10
2 Aluminum 30 gal. propane
bottles w/gas $40 each, $75
both. Queen size sleeper
sofa, exc. cond. $75. Sears
craftman heavy duty con-
tractor's saw,' deluxe stand
$150. Call 229-7749.
,-, ,:,, n.T r .. '.. .
Willing To Train
The Eye Center of North Florida, is now accepting applica-
tions for full-rime Optometric Technicians in the Port St. Joe
Office. Technicians work closely with patients and doctors.
Successful candidates will have a kind disposition, excel-
lent people skills, patience, good communication skills, and
a positive attitude. No experience required.
Please send resume of application to: Dr. Tracy Rowell, The
Eye Center of North Florida, 528B Cecil Costin Blvd., Port
St. Joe. FL 32456 21c7/10
Twin mattress and box
spring set. $100.00 obo. (3)
Air Conditioner w/heat $50.
$125. Typewriter $50.
Glass make-up vanity $50.
Full size comforter w/skirt-
ing, $15. Call 227-1-787.
New in box, soft Tonnove
cover .for short bed ford.
$75.00 647-3568 ltp7/10
9mm beretta model 92FSS, .
stainless steel, .new condi-
tion, includes 10 round mag.
and 15 round mag., retail
over $700, $500 firm. Call
tools. Can be old, new, hand
or electric powered. Also
need a Radial Arm saw. Call
Roy at 827-6869;. :4tp7/3
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
automotJve 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
Eight Lesson Bible
Learn how to become a
'Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929.
Wewahltchka. FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
SINGLE PARENTS SPE-
CIAL FINANCING Easy
Qualifying, Low Down, Low
Low Payments. Mr. Action at,
522-9303 'days 527-1463
UPGRADE YOUR OLD
HOME with a new hurricane
zone constructed ; double
wide, little or nothing oft 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 pn job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @. 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. ... :
PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double wide up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 vr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE .- Gov. loans with lit-
tie or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
NEW ZONE Il DOUBLE
WIDES At discount prices.
No money down. Call 850-
522-9300 or 850-527-1463.
EASY LAND HOME Low
rates low down:. Call 522-
9303 or 527-1463. tfc6/5 -
ZERO DOWN is what many
customers qualify for on new
double wide with.land and
improvements. 522-9300. or
- New 24x48 3 bedroom, 2
bath, air, heat, professionally
set- p and serviced, 10 year
warranty. $32.500. Call 522-
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
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
FREE Puppies: miniature
dachshunds and lab mix.
Mother miniature dachs-
hund also free. Ready to go.
call 227-6617. ltp7/10
House for sale $340.000. 141
Higgins St. Indian Pass.
Sunset Village subdivision,
located in St. Joe Beach, ;lot
for sale 153 $182,000, #88
$265.000. Pool, bathhouse,
dedicated beach. 256-348-
4322. : 2tp7/10O
Indian Pass beautiful Gulf
front lot 50' x 270' full gated
community, enjoy the pool.
clubhouse. to beautiful land-
scaping $495.00.' Call 256-
Gulfview. Treasure Dr. lot#9
approx. 86' x 124'. $315,000.
440-349- 113. 4tp7/10
Lot # 28 Seascape Dr.
approx. 87' x 184'. first tier,
great view of gull. $335.000.
2 lots Mexico Beach. 100 x
105. Corner of Maryland and
Arizona. $45,000 each 647-
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
Lot for sale by owner: 75' x
120', Betty Dr. Ward ridge
$32,900 --- (850) 227-1280.
3-bedroom/i-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-
Howard's Creek, large 4br/ 2
1/2 ba cha, silk wall paper,
oak trim, and chair rails,
marble counters. stonev.ork.
$99,900. Pelican Walk Real'
Great retirement. first home.
or weekend get-a-way. Old
Bay City Rd.. Howard Creek,
restoration Florida home. 2
bedroom, I bath. new central
heat and air, appliances,
screen porch, open deck. 1/2
acre. Minutes form fishing
$79,900 Call 648-4194 or
5, Acre Farms, near
Wewahltchka. For sale by
ow-ner. 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Asking $125.000
obo. 850-229-6487 or 850-
WATERFRONT 500 ft.
Deep water. '$499.000.00.
CBRE, Inc. Don Yarbrough,
8 5 0 6 4 8 4 6 18,
MEXICO BEACH Cozy
cottage. Easy walk to beach.
$151,900.00. CBRE, Inc
Don Yarbrough ,850-648-
HOUSE FOR SALE -
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom. 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water'
and downtown area. close to.
scsools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5
Houses for Sale: 2BR/IBA
on 3 lots. $29.000. 4BR/IBA
on 2 1/2 lots. $39000. Barn
on 3 lots $24,000. Call 639-
2511 after 4:00. tlc6/5
Single Family Home
5 bedroom, 3 bath
HOUSE ONLY FOR SALE
(BUYER PAYS TO MOVE)
"Old Florida-Style" frame
hcous4e Original woo.d floors,
walls. nindcws. bedroom, 1
bath, asking $25,000. Owner
has quotes for moving house.:
Call 227-1388.. tf6/5
Crystal's Cakes & Sweets.
Need.a birthday or wedding
cake, or pies etc. Call 229-
Hand picked blueberries,
$2 50 Ib. 6.39-2774.4tp6/26.
Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
IN THE CtPCrrIT COURT
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DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES.
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'AND ALL, OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
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LO'T 10 BLOCK R- FRiH iiiBDLI
lI,-)N BEtiUN UNJRECORDED i.E'LBDRI-
SI'M OF THiE [lORH H_",LF OF THE
SOirTiHE.T QiUARTER OF THE
NOfRTHF-i T :aL.J
rNORTHEAST i.iARTER OF SECTION
3t: To:0 rSiJHiF 4 S'j)i.ii ,R-'iiGE I)
i-'T GLiLF Ci':)Ulri FLORIDA
BEING MORE PARRTIC LjLRLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
BEGirirJiiN' r- T T-HE ,:,i'F-.EST
CRriJER OF TF-T, NOF rH i-.rU or
T-E SOFTPL-HEA.ST Qijn1RTER -OF> riE
NOR THr-cST Li,.FTE R O)r SiD SEC-
TIlO -A. jFirjrIll-I. T-iErJCE N
~3'592l E AiiNr THr E )SiTHin- LiNE
OF THE NijR TH H.LF OFr THE I 'L ITH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION ,36 FORA
DISTANCE OF 187.70 FEET; THENCE
N 01"18'02" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
245.25 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF A 60 FOOT ROAD;
THENCE S 89"59'26" W ALONG SAID
SSOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LNE FOR A
DISTANCE OF 33.28 FEET TO A POINT
OF CURVATURE OF A CURVING CUL-
DE-SAC CONCAVE TO THE NORTH,
HAVING,A RADIUS OF 75:00 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 156'25'19"'AND
BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD
BEARING N78'13'14" W, 146.84 FEET;
THENCE WESTERLY ,ALONG SAID.
CUL-D.E .C AN ARCD DISTANCE OF
20:4 76 FEET TCIO 1\ PFLiNT F T.N.
CEfJC:', THENCE s5- i W FORA
DISTANCE OF i'A,'O FEET THENCE S
0C'1rui%2 V.' FOR DI-T-iNCE OF
'27'. 25 FEET TO THE FOINT OF
BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.96
ACRES AND BEING SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING 60 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD,
BEING MORE .PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF
THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SEC-
TION 36, RUNNING THENCE S
S89'59'26" W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID NORTH HALF OF THE
SOUTHEAST', ,QUARTER' OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 652.42 FEETTO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING;THENCE N 0178' 02"
E FOR A DISTANCE OF'245.25 FEET;
THENCE N 89'59'26". E, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 499.32 FEET TO POINT OF
CI,'.ATUiRE OF A CURLiN C il.-DE-
.,,: ,',) C,',iA- TO THE \ES'i H-L\'ING
A RADIUS OF 75 FEET, A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 312-50'37", AND BEING
iiBETEirjED a\ A CHORD ibiEANGC i
.. F' .:, fEET THENCE
EASTERLY, NORTHERLY. AND WEST-
ERLY ALONG SAID CURVING CUL-DE-
SAC AN ARC DISTANCE OF 409.52
FEETTO A POINT Of NON-TANGENCY
OF SAID CURVE: THENCE S 8959926"
'W FOR A DISTANCE OF 497.94 FEET;
THENCE N.01 18'02" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 456.59 FEElT THINCE z
56'79'45" E FOR A Di'ST.NCE OF
25 72 FEET TO T-HE POiNT OF Cir.RI.,
TURE OF A Cl.i-E CONC(A'.E E T THE
.NORTHEASTT iNI'TNC A RkDli- OF
S1'5,:: FEET ,- CENTAit ANGLE Or,
138-405' .iND BEING SUBTFENDED BI
r CHORD BEARING 5 T7'4U(i' E
9'i 35 FEET THENCE SOLi'HI-STER-
L' ALONG 5AID CLFE\- .N .A~iR, DiS
TANCE OF I1:.i 27 FEET TO THE F'ONT
OF TAIiGErCj\' OF FAI.i CLiR'.U
THENCE N 94'5,' 26 E FOR .\ uDl1
STANCE OF 1944 9 FEETTO THE POINT,
SOF CiR%'AT-LiRE iF A CLIIR\' CON-
C ~E T: rE N')RTi` -L" ST i-\il-G A
RADilIS OF 237 00 FEET .\ CEtr-AL
,AIGLE OF 92 (.;'4i- AND BEiNG
SULrri-fEFDED 1 A CHORD BEARING N
4-'.i05,6 E 341134 FET THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID
CUiR.E AN ARC DISTANCE OF 3A1I i9
FEET TO rTIE POINT OF TANGENiC:'
OF SAID C UR\E THENCE Ii C''.:r.: 34-
W EOR ADISTANCEOF II 34 FEETTO
THE FOiNT C OF CURATURE ':F A
CUR\T CONA iC-E TO THE SOUTH-
EAST. I-IAING A RADIOS OF 4):100
FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
90-ij)0000 AND BEING SIiBTE"IEDED
B5i A rH('iRD BEARdJriC N- 4-'5926 E
56 5 FEET THiE' E INORTHEASTER-
L'' .L:LONG S.AD CI.ikh'.E .Vi j ~ DiS-
TANCE OF 62 63 FEET TO THE FOIiNT
OF T-LNGENCY OF SAID CURVE
THENCE Ni 9'-'-926 E FOR A DiS
T.VACE OF I i, 30 FEET TO TIHE E.AST
LINE OF 5AID SECTiON 56 TrHENCE N
10! 1724- E '.LONG SAIUD EAST LINE
FOR A DIS'T NCE OF b.:I' FEET
i-HEiNCE S M- 5'26 IFOR DoI
TANCE OF I 16 S0 FEET TO THE FPONT
OF CUiRVATURE OF A CURE CON
CAV\T TO THE SOUTHEAST i \iNG A
RADFFuS OF 10).:":'. FEET CENT-hAL
ANGLE OF 900000 AND BEING L-iB.
TENuDED BY' A CHORD BEARING
4-14'526 i'" 141 42 FEE'T THENCE
C'iriT iff STERLY ALONG -SAID\
Cii-tE LAN ARC DISTANCE OF 157 0u.
FEET TiO THE FOINT OF T.NiGENCT
OF .-'jD CUiR.'E THENCE 5 Oi'.)l' 34
E FOF.A, DiSITAN- L OF ,2 L'i FEET TO
TiE FOINT OF CLihVATliRE OF A
CURiT CONCAVT TO THE NORTH.,
WEST HALVTNG ,A RADilS OF 177 00,
FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE IOF
'.:j, 26 AJJD BEEiFG SuBTENDEO 6'
A CHORD BE.AR'ING S 44'37 l i%%'.
256 '.0 FEET THENCE OLTrfi VE~?T-
ERLY LONG SAID CURiT AN .ARC
DiSTANCE OF 2A7 32 FEET TO TriE
F-OiNT O" TANqGENCY OF SAID
CUiRE THENC E S j'459 26 %W FOR A
DiSTANCE O)F 14- 06 FEET TO THE
PF'OINT OF CURVATUiRE OF A CiJ-R'.
CONCAE TO THE NORTHEAST HAF
ING A RADIUJS OF O'iC FEET. A CEN
TRIAL ANGLE OF 38-40'50' AND
BEING SU.EBENDED BY A CHORD
BEARING rN 75-4'009' w. S.56i FEET
THENCE NORTIRTESTERL.Y LONG
SAID CURVE AN ARC DIST.VJCE OF
6: 7;6 FEET TO THE POINT OF TAN
GENC OF SAI'uD CLUR\T THENCE N
56-79 45 W FOR A DISTANCE OF
432 04 FEET TO THE KP'IJT OF CLiUR-
NATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS
OF'367.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF,81'71'00", AND BEING SUBTEND-
ED BY A CHORD BEARING N 08'34'29"
W, 477.23 FEET; THENCE NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 519.54-FEET TO A.
POINT OF NON-TANGENCY OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE N 81118'02" E FORA
DISTANCE OF 244.85 FEET TO. THE- ,
POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 334.75 FEETLA;
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 4000'00", AND.
BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD
BEARING N 61'18'02" F 228 98 FEET-
..THENCE NORTHEAST-ERLY ALONG
.AID CURVE Al AiRC DISTANCE OF
233 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF TAN.
GENC', OF SAID CURVE T THENCE N
41 1602' E FOR A DISTANCE OF
136.66 FEET TO THiE POINT OF CUR
VATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE SOUTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS
OF 146.20 FEET, AND BEING SUB--
TENDED BY A CHORD BEARING Nr
65238'59" E 120.56 FEET; THENCE'
NORTHEASTERLY LONG SAID
CI'hRVE AN aRC DiSTANCE OF 124 26
FEET TO A POINT OF REVERSE CUR-
V,AT-LiRE -SAID CURI-KE BEING CON-
C 'VA TO THE NORTHWEST HAlNG A
RADlii. OF iS5 -I4 FEET. A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 6-42'3 AND BEING
SUBTENDED BYA CHORD BEARING N
4538'58" E. 217.35 FEET; THENCE
ri"ORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID
SCULiFTE .-A\ .AFi DIST i'CE OF 240.67
FEET TO THE FOi'iT OF TANGENCY
OF SAID CURVE; THENCE N 0118'02"
EFORA DiSTANCEO F 1l 51 FEETTO
THE INC.jRTH LINE OF SI.D SECTION
i-,. THENCE 9,:' ,':,'0 W ,iLC'NG
SAID NORTH LINE FOR A DISTANCE
OF 60 02 FEET; THENCE S 01218'02"
W FOR A DIST.ANC E OF i 7 20 FEET TC
TFiE FOINT OF CiUR'ATIURE OF A
CLiRE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH-
\IET FiAVLING RADiI'S OF 95-16
FEET A CEtITR-aL ANGLE OF
""-42'.:i ANDT BE[IG LUBiTENDED
B' A CHORD BEARING 3 45-36 58 W'
1.3 146 FEET THENCE SOIrTHI-WEST.
ERLY ALOrNG SAIL' CL.F%_E AN A.RC
DISTANCE OF 14776 FEET TO A
FOINT OF iREIELRSE CURVATLiRE
SAID CURVE BEING CONCA'E TO
i-HE iOULTHE-AST' HLING A RADILUS
OF 2,*,6 20 FEET .1 CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 48"4i 59 AND BEING SUzLTEND-
ED BY A CHORD BEARING 65'3B 59
W' I 7 ii3 FEET THENCE SOUTH.
TWETTERL .ALONG S.MD CURLE ANT)
ARC DiiST'.NCE OF 17526 FEET TO
THE POINTi OF TtNGENCY OF SAID
CURVE THENCE 5 41' 16t,02 W FOR A
DISTANCE OF 13665' FEET TO TIE
PO-INT OF CURVATURE OF A Cl.IR`EL
CONC-VE T FHE NORTWITST. 1 H.A
INCG A RiEiLUS OF 274 75 FEET. A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 40')00i00. ANTD
BEING SUFBTENDED BY A CH)OD :.
BEARING S 61-1802' \. 16794 FEET.
THENCE SOLTHWESTERLY ALONG
SAID CLRVE AN ARC DiSTANCE OF
1'i.81 FEET TO THIE POINT OF TAN-
GENCY OF SAID CURVE. THENCE S
61I1602' W FOR A DiSTANCE OF
1750)) FEET. THENCE N 42-54 14' E
FOR A DISTANCE OF 38 36 FEET TO
THE POINT CURVATURE OF A CULTRV
CONCAVT TO THE NORTHWEST. HAV'-
ING A RADIUS OF 21110 FEET. A
CENTRAL A-NGLE OF 33-4'5! ANDT)
BEING SiiBTETEDED BY A CHORD
BEARING N 25-53 IS E 122 20 FEET
THENCE NORTi-EASTERLY ALONG
SAID CURlVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF
i24 "0 FEET TO THE FPOIT OF TAN.
AGENCY OF SAID CLV\-L. THENCE N
i0904'22 E FOR A DISTANCE OF
7' s4 FEET TO M THE POINT OF CLR-
\4TiRE OFr A CUlRVE CONCA\- TO
THE WEST HAV\NCG RiADIUS OF
4-." 0( FEET A CENTRiAL ANGLE OF
21i'55'3- AND BEING SUBTENDED
BY A CHORD BEARING N 06'20 4-1' 'W
i 524 FEET THENCE NORTh1VEST-
ERLY ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC
DiST JCE OF 16637 FEET TO THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 36'
THENCE S 9 00000 W ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
S62 26 FEET TO A FOiNT ON A CUI-RVE
i-1D Cliffm HATNG-A-RAEI.IS OF
4-17 Ou. FiET lA rCErTF L ANGLE OF
2i'1647. ANTD BEING SUi-BNDED
BY A CHORD BEARING S 07;4539" E
17866 FEET THENCE SOUirFHEAST-
ERLY' ALONG SAiD CLiRiE AN ARC
Di STANCE OF !5ie-4 FEET TO THE
iFOINT OF TAiGENCY THENCE S
09*::',422" FOR A DISTANCE OF
76.53 FEETTO TiHEF'OfNTOF CURVA-
P.RE OF A CLURiP CONCAVE TO THE
NORTHWEST HVFL-I-NG % RADFLiS OF '
15000') FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
33;49'52' WND BE-ING SUBTENDED
BY A CHORD BEARING S 25-59 1IR W
67 2- FEET THrENCE SOUTH -WEST-
ERL' ALONG SAID CLURV AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 86 57 FEET TO THE
FOiNT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE
THENCE S 42'54 i14 W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF I I 4 A FEET TO THE POINT
OF CLURVA.TURE OF A CURVE CON
CA% T TTHE EAST HANG A
FDiADUS OF 427 li0 FEET A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 85'44'46 AND BEING
SLEBTENDE D BY A CHORD BEARING S
COMMERCIAL CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL :'V' VINYL FENCING
GULF ... CO. E
Port St. Joe. Florida
Edward (Bit) Clark 850-229-1355
Serving Port St. Joe and Surrounding Area for 20 Plus Years
1 Call Does It All For Your
Major Appliance, Air Condition & Electrical Repairs
DANIELS SERVICE CO., INC.
RA0043378 I ER0007623
K GARRY L. GADDIS
AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION & REPAIR
EXTENDED WARRANTY FREE ESTIMATES REPAIRS ON
ALL BRANDS INSTANT FINANCING SERVICE AGREEMENTS
648-5474 FL UCENSE ER0010992, RA1l54218
Painting & Pressure Cleanin g
Fencing, Chain Link & Wood Privacy Fence
S.& ,. &
850-674-4576 850-643-6142 Mobile
'I STARBOARD HOOME
S -----.. The RIGHT Choice for Your Home Inspection
William 'Terry' Hanes,
Certified, Licensed Insured
ASHI Certified Florida Home Inspection School
141 Ridge Road Phone 850-639-2075
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 Cell 850-624-2910
StarboardHIC@hotmail.com -Fax 850-639-2075
FIX UP FOR SALE
PROJECTS UNLIMITED )
9 CHRISTIAN VALUES,
Laira, cr Small, IIH- Do Pit All
- N1' ItJ TD.r La ,I rr ir, Si. ill
Ne'% Construction or
L..: 4 RGCOO.i66S,
ALSO CLEAN ASPHALT ROOFS
Pressure Washing Special:
ANY HOUSE $125
SForgotten Coast Vinyl Fence Co.
Fence, Deck, Railing, Mailbox Posts,
Outside Showers, and Enclosures
Owner TEL: 850-527-2092
GULF DIESEL SERVICE
Diesel Engine Repair
Phone g Mobile
850 -- 850
Free Eslimales RF0066770
LICENSED & .INSURED
Port St. Joe Cadll
* Reiden,.al *Cuslom Wood
* Commerial *Industrial
A R Fence
fencing and Concrete Work
Alt ecn Fle,;'hTo... FPEE E-l.motei
i8r'Si 1.0e,0 (850) 647-4047
at its Bcs
Rodney Hall Port St. Joe, FL
Roofing, ihnci ~ .U License #RC0067081
25 Ibasw Expeodene-'
REPAIR AND REMODELING
Phil Collier Residential Contractor
Licensed and Insured Lic. #RR-0067199
By arry & Pat
Mize Plumbing, Glass & Supply, Inc.
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR NEW CONSTRUCTION: REPAIRS REMODELING
PLUMBING SUPPLIES GLASS, MIRRORS & SHOWER DOORS ,
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL Lic: #CF-C057220,,
.RGOO51008, ER00 11618
520 E. First St., Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-6821 or 227-3885
NATIONAL SBHUTIERS, INC
Show' Room Located at St. Joe Airort
Buy Direct From
Manufacturer And Save
*'Bahama Accordion Shutters
WEWA SIDING & ALUMINUM
PREMIUM VINYL SIDING
CARPORTS & PATIO COVERS
FLORIDA ROOMS & SCREEN ROOMS
MOBILE HOME ROOFOVERS
HURRICANE STORM PANELS
639-2942 ANYTIME ,00671
- --- j n -i 3'-j- W'43i;.! i
BAY FRONT LOT FOR SALE
B.iJauIJ ul bj' iront I .:.t 100l..70 i C 1 N pi e C i n El ,: F.:.id En *r.:.nmenil,
:IJr. -\ diorl-E.'p r Ferminllll ind ii tIrmirlrrjble Som ie :leinrin ha- b'',:i
d.:.ne Beiut I ful imaim lla tre. -n c ntrier .:.l I.:. Vl I I,'1. 10
(850) 227-2584 or (850) 227-1931.
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THIR STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 10, 2003
06'45'55" E, 581.04 FEET: THENCE
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID
CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 639.03
FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY
OF SAID CURVE: THENCE S 56119'45-
E FOR A DISTANCE OF 120.10 FEET;
THENCE S 57'15'51" W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 272.77 FEET TO THE POINT
OF CURVATURE OF A CURVING CUL-
DE-SAC CONCAVE TO THE EAST.
HAVING A RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET. A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 286115'35", AND
BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD
BEARING S 32'44'09" E. 60.00 FEET:
THENCE WESTERLY, SOUTHERLY,
AND EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURV-
ING CUL-DE-SAC AN ARC DISTANCE
OF 249.81 FEETTO A POINT OF NON-
.TANGENCY IN SAID CURVING CUL-
DE-SAC; THENCE N 57f15'51" E FORA
DISTANCE OF 298.97 FEET THENCE
S 56-19'45" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
153.33 FEET; THENCE S 01*18'02" W
FOR A DISTANCE OF 495.00 FEET:
THENCE S 89'59'26" W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 454.26 FEETTO THE POINT
OF CURVATURE OF A CURVING CUL-
DE-SAC CONCAVE TO THE EAST,
HAVING A RADIUS OF 75.00 FEET, A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 312"50'38", AND
BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD
BEARING S 0000'34" E, 60.00 FEET;
THENCE WESTERLY, SOUTHERLY,
AND EASTERLY ALONG SAID CURV-
ING CUL-DE-SAC AN ARC DISTANCE
OF 409.52 FEET TO A POINT OF NON-
TANGENCY IN SAID CURVING CUL-
DE-SAC; THENCE N 89159'26" E FOR A
DISTANCE OF 45'.89 FEET; THENCE
S 01918'02" W FOR A DISTANCE OF
245.25 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF
THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 36;
THENCE N 89'59'26" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 60.02 FEET TO THE POINT
2001 SWEET WAT. DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME VIN#SHGA6722A AND
Dated this 25th day of June, 2003.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES. ACT, per-
sons with disabilities needing a special
accommodation should contact COURT
ADMINISTRATION, at the GULF County
Courthouse at 1000 Cecil G. CostinSr.
Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL, 1-800-955-
8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
David J. Ster, P.A.
801 S. University Drive Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
Publish July 10 and July 17. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY
IN RE: Th. ar.limTre -I
WESLEY BLANTON JONES.
MARANDA LORINE JONES.
CASE NO: 03-83DR
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Maranda Lorine Jones
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
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
2002 4 DOOR PONTIAC GRAND AM:
SILVER IN COLOR
CASE NO: 03-178-CA
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an interest
in the above-described property, which
was seized on or about May 16, 2003, in
Gulf County, Florida. Said property is 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 adversar-
ial hearing for a probable cause deter-
mination 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-
/s/ Cecilia Redding Boyd
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P.O. Box 860
Panama City, FL 32402
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
Publish July 3 and July 10. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FILE NO. 03-29-PR
ITj RE. EiT.TE OF JO -Vjit. aTi-i H
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JO
ANN SMITH, deceased, whose date of
death was January 28, 2003 is pending
in the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, File Number
03-29-PR the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
32456. The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney 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 OFA 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
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
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
William E. Smith
335 Columbus Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish July 3 and July 10, 2003
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 TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDI-
NANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING
An Ordinance of the City Council for
the City ofWewahitchka, 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 u r-. i.:. th. L ,:.il C.:, ernuT ,ier
-,.-.mprer,.r,.-, .- Flaru-a-g and .-,ar,
L-, elop e, .r.T R, t ;. ljur, ..r ,ir. [~_h. r
'is Far-t ii Fion:.l ,5U.uc-I pr-.i, d
-nir 1-:- r-..Ir.r. Anrd pro 1-rIL. .'.i r
r-i el'-"'] i Jjlr:
This ordinance, in its 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 appear at
the public hearing to be heard with
respect to this proposed ordinance.
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
LICENSE FEES; PRESCRIBING
LICENSE ISSUANCE PROCE-
DURES; SETTING PENALTIES;
AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFEC-
The ordinance, in its 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.appear at
the meeting to be heard with respect to
this proposed ordinance.
Publish July 3 and July 10, 2003
Pursuant to Ch. 373., F.S., the
Northwest Florida Water manage-
meAt District gives notice of receipt of
application 44-2003-037, submitted by
Wetappo Farms, c/o Mallory Williams,
1616 Wildridge Rd., Lynn Haven, FL
32444, on July 2, 2003, to construct an
agricultural impoundment, located in
S13NE/T4S/R11W,.Gulf Co. For more
information, comments or objections,
please write to the Division of Resource
Regulation, NWFWMD, 152 Water
Management Dr., Havana, FL 32333.
Any objections or comments must be
filed with the District by 5:00 p.m.,
Publish July 10, 2003
STATE OF FLORIDA
CUMULATIVE NOTICE OF INTENT
TO FIND THE GULF COUNTY
AMENDMENTS AND THE
The Department Issues this cumulative
notice of intent to find the Gulf County's
Comprehensive Plan amendments
adopted by Ordinance No. 2003-02 on
February 25, 2003 and the remedial
amendments adopted by Ordinance No.
2003-06 on May 27, 2003, IN COMPLI-
ANCE, pursuant to Sections 163.3184,
163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S. .
Trn, .d ,:,.a GIll Coin.r,:'
iCo:lpf rirner-i F'ln -,rr.r'm n-rr .o id
itn. D-e parrm-rn o cArn.. or
RpF"nr lu *IarVl a.u: ...i3-le Ifnor punr.li
in-r l,.-r. Ml..r.dja. ihr-ouar Fnd.a
except for legal holidays, during normal
business hours, at the Gulf County
Board of County Commission,
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr., Boulevard, Room 301, Port.
St. Joe, Florida 32456.
Any affected person, as defined in
Section 163.3184, F.S., has a right to
petition for an administrative hearing to
challenge the proposed agency determi-
nation that the original Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan Amendments are
In Compliance, as defined in Subsection
163.3184(1), F.S. The petition must be
filed within twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice, and' must
include all of the information and con-
tents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.201, F.A.C. The petition must be,
filed with the Agency Clerk, Department
of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard
Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100 and a copy mailed or deliv-
ered to the local government. Failure to
timely file a petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to request an admin-
istrative proceeding as a petitioner
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S. If a petition is filed, the purpose of
the administrative hearing will be to
:present eviderde and testimony and for-
ward a recommended order to the
Department. If no petition is filed, this
Notice of Intent shall become final
If a petition is filed, other affected per-
sons may petition for leave to intervene
in the proceeding. A petition for inter-
vention must be filed at least twenty
(20) days before the final hearing and
must include all of.the information and
contents described in Uniform Rule 28-
106.205, F.A.C. A petition for leave to
intervene shall be filed at the Division of
Administrative Hearings, Department of
Administration, 1230 Apalachee,
Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3060. Failure to petition to intervene
within the allowed time frame constl-
tutes a waiver of any right such a per-
son has to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or
to participate in the administrative
After an administrative hearing petition
is timely filed, mediation.is available
pursuant to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a),
F.S., to any affected person who is made
a party to the proceeding by filing that
request with the administrative law
judge assigned by the Division of
Administrative Hearings. The choice of
mediation shall'not affect a party's right
to an administrative hearing.
/s/Charles Gauthler, AICP, Acting
Director, Division of Community
Planning. Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Publish July 10, 2003
IN THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
PANAMA CITY DIVISION
LTiriTEiD ST.\TE OF -..MERC.
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GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA and
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A FINAL
DECREE OF FORECLOSURE REN-
DERED IN THE ABOVE-STYLED CASE
ON MARCH 7, 2002, BY THE UNITED
STATES DISTRICT COURT FbR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, IN
FAVOR OF THE PLAINTIFF, THE
UNDERSIGNED, APPOINTED IN SAID
DECREE, WILL ON THE 7TH DAY OF
AUGUST, 2003, AT 12:00 NOON, IN
FRONT OF THE GULF COUNTY COUR-
THOUSE DOOR IN THE CITY OF PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA, OFFER FOR SALE
AND SELL AT PUBLIC OUTCRY TO
THE HIGHEST BIDDER, THE FOLLOW-
ING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, SITUAT-
ED, LYING AND BEING IN GULF
Lot 3, Block "B": A'parcel of land lying
and being in the Southwest Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of Section 36,
Township 3 South, Range 10 West, Gulf
County, Florida, and being more partic-
ularly described,as follows:
Commence at the Southeast Comer of
the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter of said Section 36; thence go
South 00 degrees 20 minutes 39 sec-
onds West for a distance of 20.22 feet to
the Northerly right of way boundary line
of Bryan Setterich Road (having a 70
foot wide right of way); thence .go
Soouth 88 degrees 46 minutes 04 sec-
onds West along said Northerly right of
way boundary line for a distance of
269.35 feet to a point of intersection
with the Westerly right of way boundary
line of Crestwood Lane (having a 60 foot
wide right of way) for the POINT OF
BEGINNING. From said. Point of
Beginning, continue South 88 degrees
46 minutes 04 seconds West along the
Northerly right of way boundary line of
Bryan. Setterish Road for a distance of
177.00 feet; thence departing said
Northerly right of way boundary line, go
North 01 degrees 21 minutes 11 sec-
onds West for a distance of 246.10 feet
thence go North 88 degrees 46 minutes
04 seconds East for a distance of 177
feet to the Westerly right of way bound-
ary line of Crestwood Lane; thence go
South 01 degrees 21 minutes 11 sec-
onds East along said Westerly right of
way boundary line for a distance of
246.10 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Said parcel of land having an area of
1.00 acres, more or less,
ALSO KNOWN AS: Lot 3, Block "B",
Crestwood Acres, unrecorded.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CON-
CERNING THE ABOVE PROPERTY
CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE U.S.
ATTORNEY, TELEPHONE NO.
850/444-4000. EXT 4009. SALE IS
SUBJECTTO CONFIRMATION OFTHE
COURT. METHOD OF PAYMENT IS BY
POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR CERTI-
FIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE
LIt M RSRHALS E R'.ILC -iEi PER-
CENT C)F HiGH ACCEFT.-sBEL BiD ItN
CEF.TiFiED CHECK ''R C.iASHiERF,
CHECK IN) CASHi- LL EE A.,CEPT.
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STATE AND LOCAL TAXES.
DENNIS A WILLIAMSON
United States Marshal.
Northern District of Florida
BY: /s/ Doris Massingill
U.S. Marshals Service
Publish July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2003
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS
AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA):
The Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law,
requires that the Gulf County School,
District, with certain exceptions, obtain
your written consent prior to the disclo-
sure of personally identifiable informa-
tion from your child's education
records. However, the Gulf County
School District may disclose appropri-
ately designated directory information
without written consent unless you
have advised the district to the contrary
in accordance with district procedures.
The primary purpose of directory infor-
mation is to allow the Gulf County
School District to include this type of
information from your child's education,
records in certain school publications.
*a playbill showing your student's role
in a drama production
*honor roll or recognition lists
*sports activity sheets,- such as for
wrestling, showing weight and height of
Directory information, which Is infor-
mation that is generally not considered
harmful or an invasion of privacy if
released, can be disclosed to outside
organizations without a parent's prior
written consent. Outside organizations
include btt are not limited to compa-
nies that manufacture class rings or
publish yearbooks., In addition, two fed-
eral laws require local educational
agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance
under the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965'(ESEA) to pro-
vide military recruiters, on request, with
three directory information categories-
names, addresses and telephones list-
ings-uisless parents have advised the
LEA that they do not want their stu-
dent's information disclosed without
neir pril:.r i-niten c.:.-n. nt
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3 ,:u .d.:. n- r k.:ir h., e h C uli c(.:.urP) r.h.::,l
District to disclose directory informa-
tion from your child's education records
without your prior written consent. The
Gulf County School District has desig-
nated the following information as
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Publish July 10, 2003
NOTICE OF ACTION
B&A Towing will be selling the following
vehicles on the day of 7/11/03 at 8:00
eastern time. The sale will be held at
4560 County Road 386, Overstreet,
Florida, 32456. We reserve the right to
refuse any and all bids.
YEAR MAKE VIN#
1989 Ford Bronco 1FMCU12T8KUC72351
1987 Cadilac 1G6DW514XH9729327
1966 Rambler A7KA50E102004
1995 Toyota 4T15K12C454564838
- Ford Pkup 177DF15YONLA51055
Publish July 10, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
EMERALD COAST FEDERAL CREDIT
UNION, f/k/a ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
vs. CASE NO. 02-416-CA
ESTATE OF LUTHER DAVID DEAN,
through its Person Representative(s),
.Crystal Williams, Kellianne Byrd. and
Megan Watson and/or MARGARET
CONN DEAN and CRYSTAL WILLIAMS.
KELLIANNE BYRD, MEGAN WATSON'
and MARGARET CONN DEAN, individ-
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
June 30, 2003, and entered in civil
Case No: 02-416-Ca of the Circuit Court
of theFourteenth Judicial Circuit of the
State of Florida, in arid for Gulf County,
wherein EMERALD COAST FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION, f/k/a ST. JOE PAPER-
MAKERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff and ESTATE OF LUTHER
DAVID DEAN. through its Persona
Representatives) Crystal Williams,
Kellianne Byrd and Megan Watson
and/or MARGARET CONN DEAN and
CRYSTAL WILLIAMS, KELLIEANNE
BYRD, MEGAN WATSON and MAR-;
GARET CONN DEAN, are Defendants, I
will sell.to the highest bidder for cash at
the front door of the.Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., ET on the 1st day of
August, 2003, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit: .
Lots 2 and 3, Block 10, les the South 25
feet of Lot 3, Block 10, according to the
official map thereof on file in the Office
of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, being the Corrective
Replat of Twin Lakes Subdivision Unit
D0TE D iu 3r ,[o j, of .-Ir- e 2X:i03
C i RCu iT C OUi CLE fiK
BY M BETTi ..ii.i'TCE
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