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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: July 24, 2003
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Meeting at Mexico
Beach for Over 70 Years Pg. 5A

County Swats/
Sprays Problem ...... 3A

Discussing Future
of Education ........ Pg. 4A

Hawks World
Series Bound...... Pg. 10A

Arvida Unveils
Beach Club......... P7A
Law Enforcement.News Pg. 3A
Sports........... Pgs. 9-12A
Society............ Pg. 2B
Obituaries.. ....... Pg. 2B
Church News......... Pg.4B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 8-1 OB


Gulf Commissioners

Working on Budget
Gulf commissioners held the
first of two scheduled workshops to
look at their upcoming budget
Monday afternoon, making it
through much of the work to see
where they stood with a prelimi-
nary budget plan.
By the end of the session, com-,
missioners had arrived at a millage
rate that was slightly less that last
year's rate of 6.5286 mills, down to
6.4033 mills. This still represents a
sizable tax increase for the board
since roll back numbers (the mill-
age rate required to raise the same
amount of dollars as last year after
taking into account the increase of
property tax values) is 5.8825 mills.
The board will continued visit-
ing the budget Wednesday after-
noon after The Star's press time.
Several areas in the budget were
impacted by increases, with insur-
ance being the biggest gain at over
$200,000.
In order to get back to the roll
back rate the board would have to
cut approximately $1.175 million
from last year's budget. Once a ten-
tative budget has been reached, the
board will give the numbers to
Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert
(by August 4) for notices of budgets
and public hearings to.be.set.


"Real estate has become one of
our leading industries," said
Publisher Willie Ramsey. "As such,
we felt we needed a product pro-
duced locally to address local real
estate needs."
.So, Star Publishing has
launchedd a monthly real estate
guide that will be distributed to
10,000 subscribers of The Star,
The Apalachicola Times and The
Carrabelle Times. Another 10,000
copies will be distributed with the
company's popular Panhandle
Beacon and Panhandle Hook and
Trigger publications.
.For several years the growing
numbers of real estate brokers and
salesmen in our circulation area
have met with great success using
advertising in these publications,
Ramsey said.
By con-
solidating
this advertis-
ing into a
special 1 i
monthly sec-
tion, we
expect the *'.).
advertising's
effectiveness J
to increase, f
he added.
"We are
pleased," he
said, that .
nearly 25 real
estate bro- il'
kers, develop- :j...
ers, agents ...... .
and financial
institutions '...
are included
in our first issue."
The Gulf Coast Real Estate
Guide offers hundreds of homes,
lots and tracts of land for sale in
the Franklin County, Gulf County
and Mexico Beach area. It also
offers buyers options on financing
through local banks and mortgage
companies. Advertising for other
real estate-related businesses will
be added in the future.
The Gulf Coast Real Estate
Guide differs from other guides in
two significant ways, Ramsey
explained.
The first is that this guide
includes stories about the local
real estate market. Staff writers
from The Star, The Apalachicola
Times and The Carrabelle Times


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research and write on various top-
ics of interest to homebuyers 'and'
investors.
No other real estate guide serV-
ing this area does this, Ramsey
pointed out.
The other difference is in dis-
tribution.
"The 20,000 copies of this
guide distributed make .it the
largest, by, far, of any distribution
in this area. Our circulation dou-
bles; and even quadruples, the cir-
culation of other real estate adver-
tising products," Ramsey said.
-Adding to that impact,, he
explained, is that half of that circu-
lation goes to subscribers of our
newspapers. Paid circulation is
universally recognized as quality
circulation, he continued.,
'Additional-
10.o o00c. r ... ly, Ramsey
pointed out, a
.. 9 recent survey
N JJlff)rI of our reader-
., ....... ship shows
..L......, .. -.... that nearly 60
.... :..'. ....... percent of our
out-of-county
S -'".".?. -.* subscribers
... ; look 'for real
S- estate informa-
tion in the




the Gulf Coast
Sand are part-
time residents.
S These are
the very people
our real estate firms are trying to
reach, he said.
"An additional 9,000 copies
will be distributed with our
Panhandle Beacon and Hook &
Trigger publications. Additional
copies will be available at real
estate offices and other key points
throughout our area," he
explained.
"We are combining targeted
circulation with paid circulation in
an effort to give advertisers the
best exposure possible," he said.
At the same time, we want to
help keep our local readers current
on real estate trends and develop-
ments in the event they want to
enter the market or consider sell-
ing, Ramsey said.


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Values Up $2 28 Million



Taxable Property Values Total Over $1.323 Billion--Up 1725%


by Tim Croft
The evidence is everywhere.
New developments sprouting
like mushroomsin a cow pasture
after a heavy rain.
Finely appointed houses rising
,where woods existed just a year
ago.
The cape draped in construc-
tion crews, trucks carrying build-
ing materials threading across C-
30 like Patton in the Ardennes..
Lots increasing .in value with-
out one foot of concrete being
poured.
Perry Mason could close this
case without a dramatic courtroom
confession.
Property values in Gulf County
are spiking like the NASDAQ of the
late 1990s, the only caveat in that
comparison ,being that this isn't
likely a bubble of any kind.
According to preliminary num-
bers released by Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert, the
county realized, another double-
digit increase in taxable property
value this year, the third straight
year values have risen so dramati-
cally.
The preliminary numbers show
that taxable property value in the
county total $1,323,748,292.
That's $1.323 billion.-
That is up 17.25 percent from
last year's total of $1,095,360,589,
when property values in the. coun-
ty exceeded $1 billion for the first
time.
And, keep in mind, these are
preliminary numbers. Considering
the cqnstructiori, development or
property enhancements that seem
to occur daily. by the time num-


bers are finalized and TRIM notices
mailed, the numbers will likely tick
upward.
The rise in value translates
into more bang, or bucks, from a
mill, which represents $1 for every
$1,000 of assessed value.
Therefore, one mill in the
county will this year bring
$1,322,748, over $228,000 more
than last year.
Consider that the county and
school district combine for millage
rates of nearly 14 mills and sud-
denly the equation involves real
money.
Essentially, property values
are a reflection of history as they
are based primarily on the prior
year's sales of land.
Colbert has said of the
Property Appraiser's office that, in
part, "We're historians. We're look-
ing at what has already happened."
STherefore, the rise in property
values is, basically, a reflection of
how the market has driven prices,
Primarily in real property, but also,
in part, personal property.
Boiled down,' ad valorem
means pretty nuch that, the value
added from the prior year.
Developers start subdividing
lots, front footage on the, gulf or bay
jumps higher than an Olympic pole
vaulter and property sales rise
faster than yeast in an oven and
the bottom line becomes wider and
shaded deeper in black.
This year's jump in value con-
tiniaes a five-year trend that is as
stunning as it is notable,
Property values rose 12.56 per-
oent in 2001) compared to the pre-
vious year, and 13.83 in 2002.
In 2000, the jump didn't reach
double digits but it. was still a
healthy 8.76 percent.
In the past five yeqrs, property
values have all but doubled, from
$676 million in 1998 to the current
.$1.323 billiori.
And the county isn't filling the,
only chair at the party.
In the City of Port St. Joe,
propertV values v\ill rise more than
$10 million this year. from $157.97
million to just over $168 million.
reversing the dark years between
1999 and 2001 in the aftermath of
the closing of the mill.
In Wewahitchka, where the
total appraised value of property
was just $23.9 million in 1998, this
year's taxable value is at $38.5 mil-
lion,a rise of just over $3 million
from last year.
Perry Mason could make the
case without a confession. It's all in
the numbers.


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This photo depicts one of two wrecks that occurred at the intersection a few weeks ago.


Answers for Traffic Light


May Be on the Way -???


by Tim Croft
The Florida Department of,
Transportation may have a solu-
tion for what ails the intersection of
U.S. 98 and First Street in Port St.
Joe.
Or it may' not.
A year after telling local offi-'
cials that traffic studies provided-
no justification for turn lanes at an
intersection that has grown
increasingly a minefield, the FDOT
is indicating there are, after all,
potential solutions one long-term,
the other short-term;
"Now they are deciding the
geometry of the intersection war-,
ranted doing something," said Bill
Kennedy of Preble Rish, the engi-
neering company for the city.
Specifically, a letter written by
Charley Locke in the


School Board Adopts


Tentative '03-'04 Budget
by Tim Croft
During its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Gulf County
School Board established a tentative budget for the next fiscal year.
The total budget is some $500,000 more than last year's, or about
$11.576 million, and, more importantly for taxpayers, will carry a jump in
the millage rate of slightly more than a quarter of a mill.
The millage rate, which was 6.8750 last year, is tentatively set at
7.1330 for the 2003-2004 fiscal year.
A mill' represents $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value.
The quarter of a mill jump is almost entirely centered around a rise in
the millage rate for capital improvements, in other words bricks and mor-
tars.
The district, despite, actually due in part to, a more than 17 percent
increase in property values in the county, is also somewhat hamstrung by
the state's requirement for local effort funding.
This year, the state has set local effort millage at 5.2920, up from
5.2640.
That means the district is required to bring in some 64 percent of the
total budget funding Gulf County schools.
That is an 18.51 percent increase in required local funding, in terms
of dollars, from last year, and continues a trend of the past five or six years
in which more and more of the district's budget is footed by local taxpay-
ers.
Last year, the district was required to fund 55 percent .of the overall
budget.
And, one more number to mull. Given the jump in local property rates,
the rollback millage rate for required local funding would be 4.4655. The
state established it at the 5.2920.
'IThat is set by the state," said superintendent Jerry Kelley. "We have
absolutely no discretion in that."
And should, say, the district choose to set a lower millage rate for local
effort funding, it would stand to forfeit some $4.65 million in state funds.
According to a spokeswoman with the Florida Department of
Education, the Legislature establishes unadjusted local effort funding for
the entire state in its education budget each year.
(See School Board on Page 8A)


permits/design division in the
FDOT office in Chipley. indicated:
that, "The .addition of eastbound
ard westbound left-turn lanes on
(U.S. 98) at First Street are justified
based on restricted sight dis-
tances." '
The letter goes on to say, that
adding two 12-foot turn lanes at;
the intersection i.vould require
right-of-way acquisitions or ease-,
mentd, which would "dictate this
project becoming a candidate proj-
ect for the Department's Five-Year
Work Program."
That program is, in basic
terns, a blueprint five years out of
the projects the.FDOT considers
priority and would include in its
basic annual funding request to
the Florida Legislature.
As locke pointed out in the let-
ter written in April, that would
project at least five years in the
future.
"Therefore we are considering
modifying the existing pavement
markings by narrowing the existing
lane widths to accommodate the.
addition of eastbound and west-
bound left-turn lanes," Locke's. let-
ter continued.
If, and that would seem a fair-
ly significant if, the FDOT could
accomplish the narrowing of exist-
ing lanes to create turn lanes,
"pavement marking modifications
could be completed in approxi-
mately 6 to 9 months," Locke
wrote.
The FDOT is also recommend-
ing that the city add a southbound
turn lane on First Street to improve
the turn radius to assist truck traf-
fic.
Which leaves everything, well,
kind of murky at the moment.
Any timetable for FDOT action
along the lines outlined by Locke is
unclear at this time.
Locke, and FDOT district
spokesperson Tommie Speights
were out of town until later this
week and unavailable for comment.
The only issue for many here
locally, or the motorists who have
either collided or just missed colli-
sions in recent weeks, is that
something must be done.
'That is a dangerous intersec-
tion," said Greg Johnson, who has
observed several accidents at the
intersection in recent weeks. 'We
need to bring some pressure to
bear on the DOT and (local law-


makers) about that intersection."
SThe numbers bear out
Johnson's statements.
After having just one accident
at the intersection in all of.2000,
there were 10 in 2001 and 15 last
year .
Most of those occurred after
the installation of the traffic light at
the intersection..
Through July -15, there had
been five this year, putting 2003 on
a similar pace to the previous two
years.
'That's pretty consistent," said
Acting Chief James Hersey of the
Port St. Jqe'Police Department. "We
are looking at hitting 10 to 15
again this year. Over the past three
years accidents have gone up,
what, 1,000 percent."
The cause, Hersey noted, was
easily deduced.
Vehicles making left turns onto
First Street are struck by oncoming
vehicles which switched from the
inside to the outside lane to avoid
waiting on vehicles in front of them
in the inside lane.
Those trying to turn onto First
Street see the oncoming outside
lane initially clear, make the turn
and suddenly find a vehicle head-
ing their way.
And as Kennedy noted, the
geometry of the intersection is as it
always has been, but the traffic
load, as downtown business
increases and the amount of
tourists in the area increases, has
increased quantumly.
That intersection didn't have
turn signals to begin with,"
Kennedy said. "The intersection
hasn't changed, the traffic has
changed. And as traffic increases
you'll have more accidents."
Hersey faults, in part, the
roadway markings. As opposed to
the area around Second Street, the
white lines delineating lanes is not
solid. There are no signs or mark-
ings preventing traffic from chang-
ing lanes.
"Once it gets properly marked
we can start educating the public,"
Hersey noted.
Which leaves the issue square-
ly in the FDOTs lane.


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


H n4wC D4.a WihV kC4 by Kesley Colbert


The Wedding Planner


- We Need


Someone's Help!ff Before



Someone Gets Killed

Since before the new development and improvements had
been completed at First Street and Highway 98 there has been
much concern about how the new red, light and increased
traffic were going to work without a turn lane.
We now have a definite answer to that question.
Not very well!!!!
Anyone who has traveled through the intersection very
often and watched as folks tried to turn left or right, depend-
ing on their direction of travel, have seen the close calls. I've
talked to several people-who work in offices close to the inter-
sectionand they tell the same stories, often daily, about hear-
Siig tires squeal time and time again.
Greg-Johnsonl called the other day to tell us there had
been another wreck under the red light. He was gently
encouraging us to put the spot light back on the problem.
"Somebody's gonna get killed!" Greg said, "if something
isn't done."
How many.times have I heard that said or said it myself
over the past several months siiice the new light was
installed?
Port St. Joe City Commissioner Benny Roberts seldom lets
a board meeting close that he doesn't at least once say the
same,word, (sometimes he says it twice).
Now, the really bad news is that nearly every one knows
what's coming, but thus far we've been unsuccessful in get-
ting anything done to correct the problem. Bill Kennedy, Pre-
ble-Rish Engineers, told Port St. Joe city commissioners last
week that one of the options being considered to help resolve
the traffic problem was to install suicide lanes.
Kennedy, of course, was serious as he.described a type of
turn lane called or nicknamed suicide lanes, but most of theU,.
people present for the meeting chuckled. They were surely,;
thinking that we already had suicide lanes with the current'
situation.
Two days after Greg's first call he called again..
'There's another wreck down there. .
Do I even need to tell you the words that next parted his
lips, "Somebody's gonna get killed at that intersectionn"
As it turned out one of those wrecks involved a life long
friend of mine, Mary Harrison. How many of you know at least
one person who has had the unfortunate opportunity to learn
first hand just how dangerous this intersection is?
We have a story in this week's paper about the intersec-
tion, the number of wrecks since the light was turned on and
efforts to have something done to correct the problem. Hope-
fully, a solution will be close at hand. The Florida Department
of Transportation has already acknowledged that a problem
exists and they think it needs to be addressed. The only prob-
lem is they want to look at the problem at some point and
time in the future.
Here we go again-we need something done now or,
"Somebody's gonna get killed at that intersection."


Folks, it's my youngest son.
My last child at home. My little
boy. He comes in and announces
his plans to marry Jessica. Cathy
and I are thrilled.
We want this to be very spe-
cial. They make such a wonderful


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thousand dollars...... and that was
several years ago Cathy expertly
read my halting thoughts ....
"That carpet is 24 years old! \\e
can't have people coming Ir,-,m all
over to this wedding and v.e've got
carpet hlterally coming apart at the
seams!"
."Listen, honey," I'm wanting to
do "the right thing" here, but there
is no use to get carried away, "this
carpet is only worn out in the mid-
dle. Look how good it still looks
under the tables and along the
walls. Maybe we could turn it


Help


HowAm I Going ToKeep Up My Strength And Manly Physique?


THE OTHER DAY, Frenchie
came up with the declaration,. "I
need to lose some weight. I'm get-
ting too much overweight."
Now, that was quite a revela-
tion on her part.
She's always been "a little over
weight". Sort of plump, you know.
But, she's never complained about
'itl
I'm the .one who should be.
complaining, now, since, .if .she
goes on a diet, I necessarily have to
follow. She still has charge of the
kitchen department in our house
and if she doesn't cook it-or
defrost it-I don't eat it!'
My doctor is always on my
back about eating.
He doesn't want me losing-
weight.
"Eat", he will say. "How's your
appetite?" is the first thing he will
ask, me on my semi-monthly visits.
If I tell him, "Not very good,"
he'll get on me and fuss something
fierce.



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Shirley Ram


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


So, Frenchie's little announce-
ment came with more than usual
trepidation on my part.

I SUPPOSE I, TOO, am offi-
cially on a diet, now.
Of course, mine started some
time ago.
I had a short stay in the hospi-
tal, back during December, and for
'breakfast they gave me what they
called a "renal patient diet" which
consisted of NO bacon, or eggs, or
toast, or orange juice, or sliced
peaches.
Only a bowl of
oatmeal-gummy oatmeal
I learned to eat oatmeal.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
id Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
tar Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
iodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
Ramsey Editor & Publisher, President
Ramsey . . . Editor Emeritus
sey .... Graphic Design/Office Manager


. You might rem ember, a few
years ago,. I wrote a few columns
about what I thought of oatmeal. I
received several recipes which were
guaranteed to make me like oat-
meal.
They didn't!
Then the two black women
were on television extolling the
praises of oatmeal, and how they
had lowered their cholesterol sev-
eral points by eating oatmeal.
Well, to make a long. story
short, I began to eat oatmeal every
morning for breakfast after that
introduction to it in the hospital.
My doctor took me off Lipitor,
which I had taken for two years!


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I DON'T KNOW HOW I'm
going to get along on Frerichie's
new diet. She's softof making it up
herself as she goes along.
She will take a nap in' my
recliner and awake "too late to.cook
supper" so it's get out the broccoli
time and I get to munch on that.
A glais. of'tea and a bowl of
'sliced pears is supper, at times like
these.
Now, I ask you; ."How am I
going to keep up my strength and
my manly 'physique, eating like
that?"
I'm liable to shrink to a mere
shadow of my former self, and,
what will my doctor say?
I dread it!
I'm already "down" to 180
pounds and the trend doesn't look
promising.
If Frenchie hardly finds time to.
cook one meal for the both of us,
how is she going to find time to
cook my meal and her diet, both?


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $20.00 IN COUNTY- $13.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $30.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.
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Things don't look good, in the
culinary department, at our house.

I ONCE WEIGHED 125
pounds; once!
I was in high school at the.
time, and I had a full schedule and
walked a lot. Everyone didn't-or ,
couldn't-drive everywhere they
went in those days.
; Shucks, a fellow was lucky if
he had a bicycle to ride to school!l
,It was "walk" wherever you
wanted to go, or else run!
The most popular guy in the
12th grade rode a bicycle every-
where he went.
Even a bicycle was hard to get.
You had to wait your turn. for the
few which were shipped in for sale
each month.
S6, I managed to keep my.
weight down between having to
walk and food rationing which
went on during the Big War.
Now, Frenchie threatens to
take me back to those days and I


don't want to go!
Even during the great depreE
sion-which some declare are "th
good old days"-we had plenty t
eat and nobody breathed a' wor.
about "going on a diet to lose a fei
pounds."

THIS "DIETING" THING i
scary.
I hate to do it to her, but I'r.
liable to be forced to enlist the ait
of my doctor to change Frenchie'
mind about losing a few pounds
Because, it is bound to cause me t
lose a few also; and 'I can't affor.
to!
Even the two toy poodles wh
can do no wrong at our house, ar
0on my side.
At present, every time I si
down to eat, here they come, for
handout. I can just imagine hoi
they'll react to a bit of lettuce-c
worse, still-a piece of [ugh!] broc
coli!


K St. Joseph Bay
Date Time Ht. Time Ht.

July 24 7:35 a.m. H 1.6 6:26 p.m. L 0.0
July 25 8:17 a.m. H 1.8 7:06 p.m. L 0.0
July 26 9:02 a.m. H 1.9 7:48 p.m. L -0.1
July 27 9:46 a.m. H 1.9 8:31 p.m. L -0.1
July 28 10:30 a.m. H 2.0 9:12 p.m. L -0.1
July 29 11:12 a.m. H 2.0 9:51 p.m. L -0.1
July 30 11:53 a.m. H 1.9 10:24 p.m. L 0.0


couple. The\ have been dating or
\ears. It is time! So withoutt any
thought or hesitation we deter-
mine to do all witlhin our power to
make it a most memorable occa-
siton or -hem.
They set a July date. Cathy
started working a little earlier than
that......
"We've got to get new carpet for
the house!" If you had heard the
tone in her voice you would have,
like me, realized that this wasn't
an option. I paused that
dadgum carpet cost me over two


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She went down and ordered
the carpet without me
That was really o.k. I wasn't
going ic, fuIss. Jess is our last one.
And I do \want this to be spe-
cial......
Before the carpet order could
get to the factory Cathy was out on
the deck, looking around! My
stomach was in a.knot as I rushed
out there.' I had seen that slow,
methodical pondering pace once or
twice in our marriage...... It always
cost me money!
She was: standing over a
"slight crack" in a couple of the
boards as she addressed me. "We
need a new deck."
I turned this oier. m my mind.
That porch cost me t vo thousand
dollars several years ago! "Cathy, I
can just get a couple of planks and
fix that spot."
"Nonsense! This deck is seven-'
teen years old! We want it to look
good for. Jess's wedding. Putting a
couple of band-aids on it will not
fix it! I do so want this to be a spe-
cial occasion. And I don't want one
of my sisters falling through this
deck even before she gets to' the
house!"
S Pictured Jo Blair waddling
across those decrepit timbers and
realized that she. might have a
point! And naturallyF I couldn't
protest with Jesse's big day .at
stake so I took my dog and went
for a walk. When I got back Robert
Graham was at my house with a
wagon load of brand new lumber, a
twelve inch miter saw and a nail
gun! He was working like a man
who understood the importance
your last son's Wedding!
The next time I spotted Cathy
she was in Jesse's room......pac-
ing! His old wall paper was not:
going to match the new carpet!
Rats!
I didn't dare aika ho\v long-the
wall' paper'had' been in place. .
think ift camdvith the house 'ii
1975. This is Jess's big moment. I
want to be the caring father of the
groom. "Honey, new wall paper will
be fine."
"And we must," she added so
innocently, "paint all the ,doors
and baseboards."
Double rats!! .
A day later she was out in the
yard. "You are planning on cutting
these bushes back, aren't you? It
.looks like a jungle on this side of
the house. You know you do such
a wonderful 'job trimming the
hedges when you take your time
and put your mind to it. And could
we move a couple of trees in the
back over to the side by the drive-
way .....
I came in to rest my weary
back and get a drink of water.

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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 24, 2003 Page 3A


County Swats / Sprays At Problem


Mosquitos Become Public Enemy # 1 With Plan


WE HAVE IT!


All five Gulf County commis-
sioners understood Commissioner
Carmen McLemore's meaning
when he said, "I'm still itching...
I've still got mosquitoes out there in
my car!"
Everyone who has been outside
is aware that the increase in rain
activity this year has helped pro-
duce a bumper crop of the blood-
sucking critters in' Gulf County.
Commissioner Carl Fox actually
brought the subject up, but
McLemore and the rest of the board
were primed and ready to find a


solution that might help take the
"bite" out of the problem.
Pointing the discussion to mos-
quito control supervisor Joe
Danford, they were wanting to
know what could be done. Danford
pointed out that the current staff is
basically doing everything it can do
within the bounds of time and staff
limitations.
The board quickly gave their
support to going beyond those
bounds by offering to loan person-
nel from other departments and
agreeing to address additional


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ice from Commission Chairman Jerry Barnes.


Kesley
Cathy was in my locker room
"Don't you think we need to
straighten up this room. How many
pair of baseball shoes do you think
are on this floor?"
I guessed somewhere between
fifteen and one hundred. I never
bothered to count'em -- I'd been
tob busy ollecung them over a
thirty-five year span., "Which ones
do you want to keep?"
What kind of question was
that?
* I didn't get to answer. She was
in the den, re-arranging my base-
balls. And she re-worked the Stan
Musial room next! She wanted
everythingout of the floor! I had to\
hang the pictures or carry them out
to the shed! .I'd just been sitting
everything I'd been gathering up for
years in there on the floor. All of a
sudden I had to decide between
Stan sliding into home in the 1953
All Star game or the Lash LaRue
poster. I could put up Will Rogers
with his rope and chaps or the
autographed rendition of The Last
Of The Singing Cowboys...but not
both!
This wedding all of a sudden
has gotten pretty personal.
As I write this the big event is
two days away! Jessica's father
stopped by to say hello yesterday.
My brothers and oldest son are
coming in this afternoon. Most of
Cathjr's family are coming tomor-
row.
The house looks great! I don't
know about my son, but this whole
thing has been pretty unforgettable
for mel
S'Course, my pocket book and
personal collection of "things" has
taken a serious hit. And I have
been doing a little pacing of my own


from Page 2
this morning. Folks, I've, spent big
money, re-done, trimmed, painted,
thrown-away, cleaned, up, cleared
out, moved trees and small moun-
tains....... AND THIS WEDDING IS
NOT BEING HELD AT MY HOUSEII
Something here doesn't seem
quite right! \hvy would we fix up
our hou e to watch them get mar-
ried -down at the First Baptist
Church? We are not hosting the
rehearsal dinner or the-reception at
our place The happy couple is not
honey mooning here!
This wedding is going to be
special......just as soon as I figure
out what is going on......
Amazed and Dazed,


costs for mosquito spray when the
time comes. Commissioners left
most of the logistics of attacking
the problem in Danford's hands
but minced no words when
explaining they were ready to take
drastic measures to fight the
insects.
Some of the options discussed
included using the county's back
pack sprayer to hit some areas and
pick up spraying time by adding an
extra shift or spraying more than
the current five days per week.
BEACH RAKE AT WORK
-'Gerald Shearer, Public Works
Director, had good news for the
board and beach goers-the new
beach rake is in and has been put
to work cleaning up sea weed along
the beaches of the county.
The board declared an emer-
gency and- decided to purchase a
new rake after the county's existing
rake broke down and left the beach
a mess during the 4th of July week-
end. Commissioners voiced agree-
ment that a back-up was needed,
given the importance of tourism to
the county's economy.
Shearer said the parts were
now in to fix the other county rake
and work was underway to put it
back in service.
VETERAN NURSING HOME
OPENING
Veterans Service Officer Bo
Williams told the board that grand
openirig ceremonies for the new
Clifford C. Sims Veterans Nursing
Home was set for August 21 at
11:00 ET in Springfield.
The home is named after, Gulfs
own Congressional Medal of Honor
recipient, Clifford C. Sims. The
board and Williams have already
made sure that Simms' wife, Mary,
will be able to attend the cere-
monies.
Williams said more information
will be forwarded as'soon as all of
the final details are worked out.
COURT ROOM IMPROVEMENTS
Commissioners agreed to a
request from Gulf County Judge
Fred Witten to help with funding to
make' some improvements to the
court room at the Gulf County
Courthouse. Following,a motion
from' commissioner Nathan Peters
Jr., the board decided to use
$18,000 from the board's budget to
replace the jury seats, carpet and
some other miscellaneous needs
requested by Judge Witten. Most of
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 24. 2003


Discussing the Future of Education Like Knights of the Round Table


by Tim Croft
It is an enduring myth that
centuries ago, a king named Arthur
and his high court convened about
a large round stone table to discuss
the future of the England.
Fast forward to next month,
take away the swords, axes, bows
and arrows, and you have the cur-
rent Oxford Round Table, where
education leaders have, over the
past seven years, convened to dis-
cuss the future of education.
This year, three Florida educa-
tion leaders have been selected to
be among the 40 invited partici-
pants who will convene next month
at St. Antony's College at Oxford
University in England where in
1242, the first university classes
were held.
And by a stunning coincidence,
all three have connections to Port
St. Joe,.
Charlotte Pierce and Paula
Lovett Waller graduated from Port
St. Joe High and are now, respec-
tively, a Gulf County School Board
member and executive director of
the Panhandle Area Educational


Consortium (PAEC).
Dr. Mary Chambers, superin-
tendent of Alachua County
Schools, attended seventh-grade in
Port St. Joe, when she was known
as Mary McManus.
Pierce and Waller will be two of
nine presenters during the confer-
ence, which this year is centered
around, "The Policy Maker's Role in
Meeting the Challenge /of
Educational Delivery for a Global
Society."
'The presentations are geared
toward the future," said Dr.
Richard Flynn, director of educa-
tional leadership and counseling at
Murray (Ky.) State University, the
coordinator of the Round Table.
"It is all about .the delivery of
education in the future..It's about
educational leadership in the
future, as we become a more global
society."
The presentation from Waller
and Pierce is entitled, "Education is
the Engine That Drives the
Economy."
Presenters submit an abstract


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Agree with Editorial
We wish to comment on the ties". We, the families and fri
editorial on Mexico Beach written the elected officials, api
by Tim Croft in the.July 17th issue. board members and City e
We hope you can find room for the ees and volunteers, know
entire letter. the stress these people are
We, too, were appalled by the and the toll it has taken or
behavior of a "minute minority" of We know too well the rumc
people who attended the council the lies spread about the C
meeting on July 9th, them and how these prepo
Unfortunately, the majority of the untruths personally affect
citizens of Mexico Beach-decent, We know of sleepless
intelligent, fair-minded people- headaches and. frustration:
either does not attend the meetings have suffered due to the ov
or watch the televised meetings. If covert attacks by the "r
they did, we are sure, they, too, minority". And, we, too, Mr
would be shocked and disgusted wonder why they just don
with the total disrespect and con- the white flag and walk aw
tempt that our elected officials and would never fault them for
City employees must suffer at the .ing in the towel.
hands of a few people. A few people But, we, their families
who either \1-il never be happy with- friends. know\ themI too well
anything the City does or people end, they love Mexico Bea
who want things done their way to much to surrender it
suit only their needs. It would be "minute minority".
negligent not to note that some of -Kurt & Bev Aclin, Ted
these people are former elected offi- Arnold, Stuart & Mary Cl
cials, city employees and candi- Joanna Durden, Jim En
dates for political office. If everyone Jeanne Farmer, Mary
attended or watched the council Frederick Floyd, Sharon Joi
meetings, they would ,no longer & Erma Koziol, Bob LaPlan
have to wonder why Mexico Beach Carl Lormand,; Ed & C
couldn't keep good people in office, Metcalf, Ralf Sanchez, Ge
on appointed boards or as employ- Ilene Schreiner, Karen Shea
ees. &r Jackie Stroud. Fave Tho:


Mr. Croft was absolutely cor-
rect when he wrote, "good people
can be counted among the casual-

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Boy Scout Troop 47 is one of,
if not the oldest, Boy Scout char-
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only problem with this scenario is
that Troop 47 is in danger of losing
that recognition if someone doesn't
step forward, roll up their sleeves
and agree to help lead the group.
Troop 47 needs a scout master
to continue to exist. Anyone inter-
ested in volunteering their talents
to help with the program should
call Russell Scholz at 229-8211 to
discuss the need.


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ray. We
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larney,
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mpson,
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on an idea or concept pertaining to
education examples of previous
topics include restructuring
schools for the future, leadership
issues in the United Kingdom, edu-
cation in the information age.
During the Round Table they
provide a 45-minute presentation
on their topic.
Then the other participants,
who will hail from Canada, Taiwan,
the United Kingdom and U.S., are
offered the opportunity to pick the
presentation apart.
'They will be challenged and
that's what makes it such a valu-
able experience," Flynn said. '"They
will have to defend their ideas to-
the others. It's like the old Knights
of the Round Table.
"It really works well. We're very
proud of it."
Essentially, the Round Table
provides a "think tank" atmosphere
centered around education,
according to the Oxford University
website.
There are no agendas, no deci-
sions. It is an opportunity for edu-
cators to bounce ideas around, to
debate, to dissect educational
issues from a variety of points of
view.
"Another objective is the cama-
raderie that's formed, the networks
that are formed," Flynn said. 'They
really establish networks.
"And most people who partici-
pate come away saying this has
made a difference in how they look
at things in education."
The Round Table first met in
1989, Flynn explained, and at the
time was limited to ministers of'
education from several countries
and a number of governors from
the United States.
During that first conclave it
was concluded more meetings were
needed and that participation
should expand.


'They decided that you need to
have practitioners rather than poli-
cy makers," Flynn noted.
And thus, a Round Table was
established exclusively for school
superintendents, school board
members and principals.
"The idea of Oxford, the seat of
English education, ,is an obvious
draw," Flynn said.
Participants, or at least about
80 percent, are culled from nomi-
nations of those who have partici-
pated in previous Round Tables.
In selecting participant, 'Flynn
noted, attlention is also paid to
"where things are happening" in
education.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 24, 2003 Page 5A


Meeting at Mexico Beach for 70 Years

Four generations of Dowells have made Mexico Beach their summer vacation getaway


by Tim Croft
They are, it could be argued,
the residents emeritus of Mexico
Beach.
Having made Mexico Beach
their summer getaway since, well,
before 'there was a Mexico Beach,
the Dowells, four generations worth
over the decades, have become res-
idents, at least for a few weeks each
summer.
For, oh, say, 70 years, give or
take a year.
Members of the family, from a
summer abode built, by their patri-
arch in Beacon Hill, have .watched
a paper mill go up.
Now, from the line of cabins
they rent out each summer in
Mexico Beach, they have now wit-
nessed the'erasure of the mill from
the horizon.
They have watched as a stretch
of coastline once blemished only by
a couple of "shotgun" shacks has


been transformed again and again
by progress or development or
whatever adjective applies.
And all the while, the Dowells
have fashioned in Mexico Beach, a
fabric from thread that seems to
have become largely outdated in
this modern American life the
family.
From around the country -
Indiana, Chicago, Virginia,
Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas -
the Dowells have swooped down
each year on Mexico Beach to have
a blast and connect.
To each other, to their steadily
extending family, as much as the
waves and the sand.
"It's a way to get together," said
Nina Dowell Ringley, who has made
the trip to Mexico Beach every one
of her 43 summers on Earth. "As.
long as I can remember we were
coming down.
"It makes a great meeting spot


because our children can play
while we talk. And they get to know
their cousins and the rest of their


Spider Dowell, 78, and Alex
Dowell, 1, are the oldest and
youngest of the' current Dowell
reunion.


family. A lot of people are jealous of
what we have."
Danielle Dowell, who married
into the clan, her passion evident
behind the dark sunglasses,
emphasized the point.
"This is the only thing we've
had like this," Danielle said, speak-
ing about both her extended family
and herself. "I've never had any-
thing like this."
Ringley's husband, Lawrence,
said with a smile, "We married into
this because they wouldn't adopt
us."
This summer, during the past
two weeks, 44 members of the
extended Dowell family staked out
the western end of Mexico Beach.
'That's a pretty typical number
for a non-official reunion year,"
Ringley noted.
The "official" reunions 'arrive
every five years or so. In 2000, the
"Millennium Reunion" as the T-


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This year's reunion of the Dowells brought more than 40 members of the extended family to Mexico Beach. Over four generations and
more than 70 years the Dowells have been spending summers in this area. t


shirts many sported last week pro-
claimed, brought 93 Dowells to the
shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
They almost outnumbered the
sand dollars.
Each summer they sprawl
across cabins and rental units
between 39th and 41st Streets, this
year the number of cabins "limited"
to just seven.
Some years, they have invaded
more than a dozen cabins, turning
one end of Mexico Beach into a
kind of Dowell lodge'.
They've even built a "lodge," a
large silver canopy, home-fash-
ioned of pipe and nylon that signals


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arrived.
It is their outdoor sitting room,
the sand arid water the equivalent
of a warm fireplace around which
to sit a spell and talk.
"We leave this canopy up and
leave the chairs there and nobody
bothers it," said Charlie Dowell,
who at 75 is now one of the patri-
archs of the Dowell clan. "With the
cabins down here, it's.almost a pri-
vate beach."
When 'Charlie's father first
made the trip from Alabama to the
Beacon Hill area it was certainly a
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Spider, John and Charlie Dowell frolic in the water of the Gulf
near Beacon Hill during the early 1930s.


Dowells
sand.
The Dowell patriarch ran five
.cotton mills, particularly one
around Montgomery, Ala.
He loved to fish, and his dis-
covery of the Dead Lakes provided
a haven, a place to come, leave the
work week behind and lose himself
with a pole and a line.
Papa D, as his descendants
affectionately still call him, a smile
seemingly creeping in each time,
scouted locations along the gulf to
build a home.
He looked around Camp
Walton'one year, the next he ran
into a man trying to, as Charlie
Do r .aidipfilhe the pump on
sOfff t than oiwed.
Papa 1 built on it. This was
sometimea-round 1930.
"There was nothing,", said
"Spider" Dowell, at 78 the oldest of
Papa D's four children. "It was the
only house between St. Joe and
(Mexico Beach)."
Apparently, however, Spider
was using "house" very, very loose-
ly. Spider called it more a share-
croppers cabin, two rooms, an


from page 5
Said with a laugh.
There were other places to fish,
of course, but Papa D loved just
going up, tossing three lines out
each side of his boat and spending
the day baiting, pulling in and re-


than it does now," Spider Dowell
said. "Water spread everywhere. It
wasn't anything to see alligators,
eagles. It was something."
A 60 bream day was not
unheard of. Neither was a weekend
where Papa D would leave on
Friday, drive down to Willie
Rowell's fish camp, fish and fish
and return Sunday night.
"It was the Depression and
times were tough," said John
Dowell, 76. "He just wanted to get
away. This was his escape."
Charlie added, "He would get
refreshed and go back. You'd have
thought he was on a three month
vacation."
After a few summers, 'more
family members began: to join the
summer migration south and the
house on Beacon Hill.
"Cattle would roam free back
then," John Dowell said. "Cattle
and turpentining were the only
things back then."
One day, their mother hit one
of those cows broadside with her
car. The grill of the car carried a
cow smile for years.
The cow, Charlie noted, was
dry bones in two days.
Such stories from those salad
days spilled out last week from the
four children of Papa D, Spider,
John, Charlie and Anne, like milk
from a saucer.
About snatching and collecting


Papa D, the Dowell family patriarch, outside his cabin at Willie
Rowell's fish camp on the Dead Lakes.


water moccasins in the Dead Lakes
and hanging the snakes from a
clothesline for execution, 22-cal-
iber style.
About the hand-pump that
served as ambrosia when turned
into a shower on a hot and humid
day.
About the day Papa D taught
John to swim, inadvertently, when
Papa D turned loose his newfan-
gled, for the area at the time, 12
horsepower boat motor on the Dead
Lakes.
John lurched from the boat, a
pair of overalls his only clothing.
Remembering those water moc-
casins, John swam right out of
those overalls to the boat, arriving
nekkid and not caring where the
overalls were.
"I've been swimming ever
since," John noted with a glint and
a smile.
About Spider's honeymoon and
his new wife's experience at the


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But it served Papa D's purpose.
"He was getting rid of us
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and Model Home at WindMark
Providing a glimpse at the lat-
est trends and ideas in coastal L L
home design, Arvida has recently
unveiled its model home, as well-as E
the Beach Club which will serve as
a recreational beacon, at its h. -
WindMark Beach development.
The company offered tours of
the model, or Idea, home during
the Fourth of July celebration and .
dozens jumped at the opportunity s--
to see the three bedroom, three-
and-a-half bath home designed by i If
Gordon Mock to recall Old Floridae BI il I
"cracker" architecture. h
"It's a view with a house
attached," John Hendry, project
manager of WindMark Beach, said
of the design home. 'The house .
offers spectacular views from
almost every angle."
Friday's -festivities, though
were centered around the Beach
Club, which will also double as a ".
neighborhood meeting hall.
With the Port St. Joe High
School ROTC color guard executing
See Beach Club, Page 8 lie


outhouse which, well, probably
isn't suitable for a family newspa-
per.
About the father and his love of
catawba worms as fishing bait. The
Dowells insist, though some locals
are certain to disagree, that Papa D
was something of a trailblazer in
the use of catawba worms around
here.
"He was the first one I remem-
ber: using catawba worms," John
Dowell said. "He was a pioneer in
catawba worm' fishing."
-There were also tales about the
only place they ate out, at the Port
Inn, before it burned shortly after
World War II.
What Anne remembered most
was that her primary job was
cleaning up after the three brothers
charged with, protecting her.
Time moved forward, the fami-
ly grew and the summers along the
coast and at the Dead Lakes
became less family getaways and
more reunions.
"I've been coming down here for
23 years,', said Lawre-nce Kingsley,


Nina's husband and John's son-in-
law. "My choice was to come down
here in the heat and humidity of
the beach or stay with John (in
Texas) and toss hay in the heat."
The jokes belie the comfort, the
warmth that has nothing to do with
the sun.
It radiates from a family, a fam-
ily that can gather around, remi-
nisce, poke fun, tickle each other's
ribs and frolic in what could be
frames from a Norman Rockwell
exhibition.
"We are coming together'to be
with each other, not to be enter-
tained," said Steve Dowell, a grand-
son of Papa ID.
They eat together, play togeth-
er, make Mexico Beach their home,
if even for just a couple of weeks.
What is the old adage, home is
where the heart is. The Dowells
carry theirs like Samsonite to
Mexico Beach.
They do express some sadness
with the changes, with the develop-
ment that has turned an uninhab-
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eyes.
It has been gradual, no boom.
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every summer.
"We're kind of ambivalent,"
Charlie Dowell said, almost wistful-
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same, but it's nice to see other peo-
ple.enjoy it."
And, they take a little of Mexico
Beach when they scatter for lives
elsewhere, for their individual
worlds of work, kids and the rest.
Nina Ringley noted that the
sandbox back home in Texas is
filled with granules amazingly sim-
ilar to that found at Mexico Beach.
There is also a collection of
cypress knees that would make a
nature museum proud.
And pictures, albums worth,
and memories. Each year another
chapter in a family tale that has
stretched more than 70 years.
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School

Board
-From Page 1
The Commissioner of
Education, using last year's tax
rolls, then computes required local
effort for each district.
The average local effort millage
statewide was 5.808.
An equalization factor is
-applied to the formulation of dis-
trict millage rates to account for
variations in property values
between districts.
In simple terms, therefore, as a
county's property values rise, mov-
ing toward the median and above,
equalization will in turn dictate
that more of the responsibility for
paying for schools falls to local tax-
payers.
Discretionary funding, both
regular and supplemental, which is
put into general revenue and is
used to pay such operating expens-
es as salaries and benefits, went
down, by nearly two-hundredths of
a mill.
That was largely due to declin-
ing enrollment. According to projec-
tions from the district, it expects to
lose some 70 full-time equivalent
students during the coming year
compared to last.
And the discretionary funding
pool is capped by the state at $50
per student.
Meanwhile, -the School Board
voted to bump the capital outlay
millage from one mill to 1.25 mills,
generating a total of $1.57 million,
which was nearly half a mill lower
than that requested by Kelley.
"We have more than $2 million
in immediate needs," Kelley noted.
"We prioritized it and brought the
number down.
"We had several major projects
we couldn't put on hold."
Kelley had talked much of the
summer about the need to increase
funding for bricks and mortar.
With aging buildings and criti-
cal needs across the county, Kelley
had lobbied, at least initially, for
the district to up the capital outlay
millage to the maximum two mills.
There are 10 or fewer districts,
depending on this year's budgeting,
that are not at the two mills thresh-
old, Kelley has noted repeatedly.
Capital needs are across the
county, from roof. repairs at
Wewahitchka High and Elementary
schools to gym bleachers at Port St.
Joe Middle/High schools to two
new school buses. -
Repairs are needed at the bus
barn.in Port St. Joe and new furni-
ture, upgrades in communications
equipment, computer equipment
and software were' also on wish
lists.
During a nearly four hour'
workshop last week, board mem-
bers debated and whittled the list,
determining what could wait and
what could not.


"I think the board did a great
job working together and prioritiz-
ing things," Kelley said, "addressing
things that needed to be done
immediately.
"We are going to do what we
have to do in a timely manner."
The other side of the capital
outlay doorway is what is known as
LCI, or local capital improvement,
dollars.
The district earmarks $100 per
student per school out of.capital
funds to allow schools to address
specific needs.
SThe majority of those dollars
are going to computers or software.
"If we want to do anything with
kids and technology we have to do
that," Kelley said of the LCI dollars.
Put together, with the village
components over which the board
has sway, discretionary and capital
funding, the board is proposing to
assess a millage of 1.8410.
Last year, it was 1.611; the
rollback, in light of the rise in prop-
erty ralue, would be 1.30.
A public hearing on the tenta-
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is set for 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday,
,July 29 at the School Board meet-
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The School Board will adopt its.
final budget in September.
In other items discussed during
Tuesday's board meeting:
The district still has a handful
of open positions within the
schools.
Wevwahitchka High School is in
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Beach Club from Page 7


of two parent educators.
Board members agreed to
continue the piano lessons offered
by Robin Stroud of Wewahitchka,
which constitutes what is known as
the Wewahitchka Elementary Fine
Arts Department.
The program is aimed at stu-
dents in grades three through six,
though last year some high-school-
ers also participated, although
either during lunch period or after
school.
In all, 22 students were in the
program last year, two on scholar-
ships provided by Wewahitchka
State Bank.
The cost is $45 per quarter and
students must have a piano or key-
board on which to practice at
home.
A piano.book will cost $6.50.
Board member Linda Wood
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Wewa Puts Together A Package Deal On Coaches


.by Tim Croft
Hired as an assistant coach in
June, elevated to head coach this
month, practice starts in about two
weeks, the season in a little more
than a month.
Charles Winchester is on the
football equivalent of a twirl-a-whirl.
Winchester, 30, has taken the
reins of the Wewahitchka High
School football program, succeeding
Ken Cohen.


Cohen, who resigned in June
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with the Gators, had hired
Winchester as his offensive coordi-
nator this spring.
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Winchester as head coach,
Winchester's first job as a varsity
head coach after more than a half-
dozen years coaching junior varsity.
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teaching position," Linton said, not-
ing the need to find a science
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Winchester continued that phi-
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small schools would envy.
By matching teaching slots to
coaching positions, Winchester has
assembled a staff of six, including
five teachers.
Among those is Richard
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Middle School Hoops Gain From 90th


by Tim Croft
Mother Nature doused most of
the weeklong festivities, but Port St.
Joe's 90th birthday celebration was
nonetheless a rainmaker for girls
basketball at Port St. Joe Middle
School.
Proceeds from a cookout spon-
sored by Arvida and tours of the
WindMark model home produced a
check for $738.50 for the girls'
hoops program at the middle
school.
"We're thrilled," said Carolyn
Witten, principal at Port St. Joe
Middle School.
6 At a time when athletics pro-
grams must scratch for every dollar
and the dollars disappear quickly
for things such as referees and
transportation to and from games,
the money is a substantial boost for
the sort of second-tier program
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who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the' qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court arerequired to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per- .


Neatie Witter, center, and Polly Huie hold a check for funds raised by Arvida
which were donated to the middle school girls' basketball program. Carolyn
Witten, left, principal, accepted. Also on hand were John Hendry, project
manager, and Commissioner Benny Roberts.


'Phillips.
When the prescription calls for
burgers and dogs off the'grill,
Roberts' gang is counted on to fill it,
'They know it's for nothing and
they work all the time for no thing."
Roberts noted. "We had a good time


sons )having claims or demands agdinst'dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE'OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A,
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. .,. .,
JLL CL'.:- F'.ll iJ,_ AND OBJEC-
ri,:,r,_ ri.:.i :. FiLTF' 1 iLL. BE FOREVER-
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 24, 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/J. PATRICK FLOYD
P.O.-Drawer 950
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 227-7413
FLORIDA BAR NO.'257001
Personal Representative:
/s/Gary L. Howze
139 Westcott Circle
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Publish July 24 and July 31. 2003


doing it."
And despite the weather's best
efforts to interfere, the turnout was
still strong, though. Roberts point-
ed out, there was still enough meat
left over to fill the freezer, for the
band concession at the football sta-
dium.
The first game of the new sea-
son, concession-wise, will be on
Roberts and the folks at Arvida.
The second osource'of funds was
the boat trips to the Idea Home at
WindMark beach.
There was no fee involved, but
-0eople were asked to make a dona-
tion of $5 or so.
The turnout, again despite the
weather, was.. strong, said John
Hendry of. Arvida, noting that at
least 100 people made the excur-
sion from Frank Pate Park to
WindMark.
"It wasa successful event,""
'Iendry said. "We-had a good chunk
oY change from that."
But where to put the money?
Roberts was charged with finding a
worthy candidate in the city and he
didn't have to look far.
"I coach (the middle school girls
basketball) team sometimes,"
Roberts said. "I had to find a place
to put the money and this was a
win-win situation."
Hehdry agreed, "We're getting a
good run for our money ...
Everybody really stepped up."


THANK YO

To the following for your contributions and sup-
port. You made it possible for the PSJ 10 &

under Angels to play in the State Tournament
in Okeechobee, Florida on July 10-14, 2003.

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Commissioner, Nathan Peters, Jr. Port St. Joe City Commissioners
Piggly Wiggly Triple B Sports Supply
Law Offices of J. Patrick Floyd Benny Roberts
* Bob Phillips Jimmy Rogers
Cliff Sanborn Linda Griffin
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Winchester at Ed Edwards High
School in Conyers, Ga., and will
succeed Charles Jolly as boys varsi-
ty basketball coach for the Gators.
Hollensworth, the varsity boys
basketball coach at Edwards High
the past three years and a social
studies teacher, will be Winchester's
offensive coordinator.
"He's a personal friend ,of mine
and we've developed a good working
relationship," Winchester said. "It
was kind of a package deal and that
helps me be more comfortable in a
new situation."
Wendell Jackson, who will take
over the :Gator baseball program,
will serve as a defensive line coach,
another case of dovetailing coaching
experience Jackson has coached
baseball, including three years on
the collegiate level for riore than a
dozen years with teaching.
Winchester's defensive coordi-
nator will be Gator mainstay
Charles Fortner.
Fortner's knowledge of the local
landscape, of the kids and winning
will prove invaluable.
'"He's probably going to be my
biggest asset," Winchester said.
"I've tried to put together a com-
plete staff. We brought in super peo-
ple. They are going to teach first,
coach second.
"We've put together a staff that
is second to none in Class 2A. You
are only going to be as successful as
the people you surround yourself
with."
Staff in place, Winchester's sec-
ond mountain to. climb is selling his
program, to the kids and the com-
munity.
He's been out in the community
arid in kids' homes, demonstrating
his energy for the task, talking
About his goals and the path he
hopes to carve to success.
Winchester and Hollensworth
are -Alabama boys and Winchester
said his football philosophy : Nill
stress being physical and numLng
things up or offense.i
Athletic Physicals

Due By August 11th.
All athletes that will be partic-
ipating in athletic programs during
the upcoming school year at Port
St. 'Joe High School must have:
their physical before August 11th.
Physical are being administered
free of charge until August 11th at '
the Gulf County Health
Department.


mental approach to the game for a
team that will be, by and large, quite
young.
"We want to change the work
ethic and the mindset," Winchester
said. "I want this team to be feared.
We want to show them success in
little steps from Day One."


Skill position athletes are great,
but the core of his offense will be the
line and multiple option sets.
"We are going to put an empha-
sis on being physical and winning
the line of scrimmage," Winchester
said.
And he added, a key will be the


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Hawks Are


World Series Bound!


The North Florida Hawks
clinched the 19 and under Dizzy
Dean State Title in Bonifay,
Tuesday, July 15 going undefeated
and are headed to the World Series
in Southaven, Mississippi. The
Hawks will be leaving for
Southaven on July 24.
The Hawks defeated Wakulla 7-
0 in Game One on Saturday.
Winning pitcher was Devin Paul
with six strikeouts in five innings
allowing three hits and no runs.
Adam Nixon pitched two innings of
relief with two strikeouts.
In Game Two, Sunday, the
Hawks defeated Vernon 8 3. Case
White got the win with eight strike-
outs in five innings allowing four
hits and three runs and walking
one batter. Adam Nixon.pitched two
innings of relief with one strikeout,
allowing two hits.


On Monday in Game Three, the
Hawks defeated host, Bonifay, 10 -
4. Jeffery Sundae allowed one run
in 5 1/2 innings with seven strike-
outs, seven hits and four walks.
Steve Peak and Kevin McCoy shut
down the Blue Devils in a two
inning relief with a combined total
of four strikeouts, one hit and two
walks.
The Hawks defeated Tom
Brown 17-4 in the Championship
Game on Tuesday..
Winning pitcher Devin Paul
gave up three runs on nine hits,
two walks and three strikeouts. In
two innings of relief, Kevin McCoy
gave up one run on three hits.
The Hawks' team, coached by
Will McLemore, Mitchell Sundae
and Ray McCoy, is made up of
players from Wewahitchka, Port St.
Joe, Chattahoochee, Quincy,


Bristol, Crawfordville and Bascom.
Gulf County players are
Stephen Besore and Adam Nixon
for Port St. Joe; and Brandon
Skipper, Justin Rhodes, Steve Peak
and Brett Millender for
Wewahitchka.
Leading hitters for the Hawks
during the four day series were:
Adam Nixon four homeruns,
one double and one single; Nick
Brown homerun, two doubles and
five singles; Steve Peak homerun,
two doubles and a single; Stephen
Besore homerun, double and four
Singles; Justin Rhodes homerun,
two doubles, two singles; Cole
Wood two doubles, three singles;
Case White two doubles; Brett
Millender four singles; Brandon
Skipper and Jeffrey Sundae two
Singles each; and 'Kevin McCoy -
single.


North Florida Hawks-Kneeling, left to right: Stephen Besore, Jeffery Sunday, Brandon Skipper, Justin Rhodes,
Kevin McCoy, and Coach Mitchell Sunday. Standing, left to right: Coach Ray McCoy, Cole Wood, Stevie Peak, Adam
Nixon, Devon Paul, Nick Brown, Bret Millender, Coach Will McLemore, and Case White.


WEWAHITCHKA 10 and UNDER ALL-STARS:, Kneeling, Jeffrey Pitts, Justin Flowers, Colton Price, Bruce Gerber,
Jered Roberson, Cory Walding and Jacob Taylor, Standing, Austin Chumney, Justin Lemke, Billy Peak, Tyler Whitten,
Taylor Husband and Brandon Mayhann. Coaches Rusty Wood, Steve Peak and Tim Price.


'WanE


PSJ Angels
The Port St. Joe Angels 10 and Ok
under girls' softball team finished 2-2
third in the state tournament held
recently at Okeechobee. The young Ga
ladies beat Melbourne Lipscomb Ga
and Clewiston, while losing to run-
ner-up West Pasco and the

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Page 12A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, July 24, 2003


Building Habitat By Maintaining the Mystery


by Tim C
The state spent
month laying the
what it hoped will
thriving productive
across the Florida Pt
It's just not te
where.
The Florida Fisl
Conservation
Division of Marine Fi
took what was cal
habitat" project last
the coasts of Bay,
Escambia counties.
In simple term
was spent dropping
"modules" used in th
of artificial reefs -
what appear to be
balls; Walter's units (
and a pyramid-shap
- by the hundreds ir
mitted areas.
The areas cho
called "large-area"
huge swaths of oce:
pared to such "small
sites as the Car I
Shoal sites used by


Fifth


,roft artificial reef association in Mexico
much of last Beach.
foundation for The drops were made under
be, one day, cover of night, the route locations
artificial reefs of the vessels transporting kept
panhandle. secret
selling anybody The idea, "to create fish refuge
without focused fishing pressures,"
h and Wildlife according to Todd Barber, chair-
Commission's man of the Reef Ball Foundation in
fisheries under- Bradenton.
led a "hidden For the state, the project, simi-
month well off lar to one undertaken in the 1980s
Okaloosa and around the mouth of the Suwannee
River, is several-fold.
is, the month The first has to do with the par-
three primary ticular models of reef bricks and
ie construction mortar, if you will.
reef balls, or "We're looking to get better
concrete wiffle comparable data on what module
or tetrahedron; works -best," said Bob Palmer, with
)ed contraption the Florida Division of Marine
n federally per- Fisheries. "We are trying to figure
out how to get the most bang for
sen were so- the buck."
permit sites, With limited resources, tight-
an when com- ening budgets, such data and
i-area" permits research is critical.
Bodies or Bell Second, state fisheries officials
the non-profit are trying to determine precisely


Annual Catfisl


what such "modules" can produce,
if left alone, at least for several
years.
'"There is already some infor-
mation on (what species of fish and
in what quantity will be attracted)
to begin with, but we want to see
what kind of production will come
off of them if they are unfished,"
Palmer said.
There is also an element of
basic protection involved. .
Palmer noted that the highest
level of mortality for fish is when
the young scalers are moving from
their sea grass hatcheries to the
open sea.
In essence, Palmer noted, by
putting down reef balls and the like
in unpublished locations, the state
hopes to establish "fish hostels" in
an attempt to "protect fish which
are undersized to be fished, any-
way."
Finally, Palmer noted that state
fishery commissioners are reluc-
tant to close off areas to recreation-
al and sport anglers.
If fish stock can be maintained
and, even, replenished through a


h Classic


Celebrates Catfish Month


by Tim Croft
What better tine to go trolling for catfish than
August, which is national Catfish Month.
The fifth-annual Florida Catfish Classic, spon-
sored by the Wewahitchka Search and Rescue, is set
for August 15-16.
The fishing will start and finish at Gaskin Park,
with a festival, for all those non-anglers, taking
place at Lake Alice Park.
The 24-hour fishing tournament
begins at 4 p.m. CT on August. 15.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. that
morning.
Scales open at 4 p.m. on
August 15, will close sometime /
after midnight; and re-open at 7 *
a.m. on Saturday, August 16.
Fishing is ongoing throughout
the 24 hours.
The awards presentation will be at
4 p.m. CT on August 16 at Gaskin Park.
Entry fee is $45 and $20 for kids
under 12 who are accompanied by an
adult.
Each entrant receives a hospitality pack including
munchies, drinks and a "Florida Catfish Classic" cap.
Cash prizes, from $200 to $1,500 will be awarded
for the first five places in two categories: flathead and
channel catfish.
The heaviest flathead will earn $1,500, th6 heavi-
est channel $1,000.
Channel catfish will be released after weigh-in.


Flatheads and channel cats must be at least 14
inches long and alive to be weighed in.
A grand prize is out there for anyone reeling in a
flathead heavier than the state record, which current-
ly stands at 48-plus pounds.
That grand prize includes a new truck, boat, motor
and trailer.
In addition to awards in the two fish categories, a
host of door prizes and you must be present to
win will be given out during the awards cere-
S mony.
In its first four years, the Florida
SCatfish Classic has become the
largest catfish tourna-
Sment in the area.
SProceeds from the tour-
nament go toward scholarships
to allow local students to continue
their education.
More than $15,000 has been:
S raised for scholarships in the tourna-
ment's first four years.
"We've tried to take a bad situation a flathead is
a top predator in the river, right up there with gar -
and tried to make a good one out of it," said Don
Minchew of the Wewa Search and Rescue.
Those not wishing to drop a line can drop by Lake
Alice Park for the Catfish Festival.
The. festival, which will feature, arts and crafts,
games, food booths, a live band and rides for the kids
will crank up the everiing of August 15 and will start
again on Saturday morning.


"hidden habitat" program, then
such closings, typically controver-
sial and, in some cases, potentially
financially devastating for folks
who work the sea, could be avoid-
ed,
'This is an attempt to come up
with an alternative to closing
areas," Palmer explained. "This
could be a way in which we could
enhance habitat and maintain fish-
eries."
The project was a clandestine
one.
Coastal Reef Builders: out of
Pensacola assisted in dropping reef
balls and the like at spots along a
route throughout the permit areas,
operating exclusively at night to
avoid detection.
"We had a predetermined route
to take," Palmer said. "Whenever
the crew thought the route had
been compromised the route was
changed.
'There is a lot of ocean out
there and people have their favorite
numbers (fishing spots) and I'm
sure some will be found."
Palmer added that when scien-
tists begin to gather data at the
various sites, "It's going to be clear.
which ones have been found and
which ones have not."
Funding for the "hidden habi-,
iat" program comes from a federal
tax on fishing gear, boats, motors,
etc., combined with taxes on hunt-
ing equipment.
The money is ,distributed to
states based/on a host of criteria,
including miles of coastline, num-
ber of fishing and hunting licenses
issues, which means that Florida is
right up there at the top of the list.
Much of that money, which is
distributed to states on a three-to-
one match, meaning the state must.
put up money equal to at least one
third of the federal dollars, goes to
the Florida Marine Research
Institute in St. Petersburg.
This year, the total appropriat-
ed by; the Florida Legislature was
$600,000, Palmer said.
"The money can also be used
for fisheries enhancement activi-
ties, including reef restoration,"
Palmer said.
Typically, such dollars are
used for grants, such as to local
governments and non-profits, such
as the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef
Association.
The "hidden habitat" program
will not impact that grants pro-
gram, Palmer said. (
Palmer said the monitoring of
the "modules" dropped lasi month


will begin.next year, with locations
of the budding reefs likely to be


released in the next three to five
years.


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Port St. Joe Lions Club

Donates to Boys II Men Club
S, Freddie Lewis was guest
S! 1 speakerr at last week's Lions Club
..... meeting. Freddie provided the
-.-. .- Lions Club with an excellent pres-
I entation on the new Boys II Men
boys' club. The Boys II Men, club
Focuses. on mentoring to young
men ages 5 to 13 in the communi-
ty. Some of the club's goals include
developing social skills and
encouraging a sense of pride and
S growth of self esteem. Positive role
S' models will mentor to the young
V men and field trips are planned to
-. encourage them to help others.
1 ~ Boys II Men is non-profit and is
supported by donations and.
fundraisers., For additional infor-
mation or to make a donation con-
tact Freddie Lewis at 227-7499.
The Lions Club certainly wants
to support local community efforts
such as this and unanimously
voted to donate $500. Morris
Palmer (Lions Club President
2003-04) would like to challenge
other civic' clubs in Port St. Joe to
follow suitand support the Boys II
Kenny Wood hands Freddie Lewis a donation from the Lions Club. Men boys' club.


Child Tax Credits Checks


Brink Extra Cash to Families


About 25 million American
families will be receiving a check
from the Internal Revenue Service
this summer as a result of a new
tax law raising the Child Tax
Credit. The checks are an advance
payment for those who claimed the
Child Tax Credit on their 2002


The Gulf County. United
Community Development, a local
not-for-profit organization has
formed partnership with the
American Red Cross, Central
Panhandle Chapter to offer "Learn
to Swim 2003 at Gulf County"
"swimming lessons beginning
August 4 in Port St. Joe.
The Learn to Swim program
will teach individuals how to incor-
porate swimming into a life-long
learning fitness regime. This pro-
gram, designed for all ages from
infant to adult, offers seven levels
of instruction designed..to help stu-
dents develop and refine their abil-
ities, introducing them to a wide
range of strokes and personal
water safety skills.
All swimming lessons will be
provided by the American Red
Cross certified instructors and life-
guards. Lessons will be grouped
into eight students per class. The


income tax return and can be as
high as $400 for each child
claimed.
The Child Tax Credit checks
will bring some welcome cash to the
eligible families this summer," said
Steve Rhode, president and co-,


first class will begin at 9:00 a.m. on
the south side of town and at 3:00
p.m. on the north side of town.
All classes last 30 to 45 min-
utes followed by other scheduled
classes. .The designated swimming
site conveniently located for resi-
dents living in South Port St. Joe is
ht 2387 Constitution Drive. For
residents of North Port St. Joe, les-
sons will be given at 118 Liberty
Street.
Applications are, available at
the Stac House, North Port St. Joe
Police Substation, Washington
Recreational Center, and at City
Hall. As an incentive to' promote
this valuable swimming program,
the regular $45.00 per person fees
will be waived to the first 50 appli-
cants. Contact Bertha Harris-
Quinn at 229-618,8, Kim Harrison
at 227-3745 or Amy Rogers at 229-
8515 for more information.


founder of Myvesta.org, a nonprofit
financial management organiza-
tion. "But while many people could
really use the cash.for necessities
or paying off debts, I have a feeling
that most 'of the checks will magi-
cally turn iinto DVD players and
digital cameras."
According to Rhode, most peo-
ple have already spent their checks
two, or three times over in their
minds by the time the: check arrives
in their mailbox,
"When people are notified they
will be receiving some extra cash in
a few weeks they often go out and
charge a whole bunch of stuff on
their credit card& thinking they will
be able to pay it right off," Rhode
said. "Studies have shown that
when people receive a financial
windfall of any kind, they end up
spending twice as much as they
received after all is said and done."
SWith many Americans neglect-
ing .their savings accounts and
adding to their debt loads, Rhode
recommends using the rule of
thirds when deciding how to spend
the tnoney from the tax checks.
'Before you go out and spend
up a storm, divide the money you
are receiving into three parts,"
Rhode said "Take' one-third and
put It into savings, put one-third
towards debt and take the last
third and go nuts with it. That.way,
you can have some fun. pay down
debt and boost your savings."


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Ports and their surrounding area have historically been a tremendous
catalyst for job creation. What can you expect in terms of employment
opportunities as a port develops?

When cargo activity begins, there will be an immediate need for long-
shoremen, stevedore foremen, cargo checkers, forklift and crane opera-
tors, cargo receipt and delivery personnel, as well as security, clerical and
administra-


tive person-
nel, to insure
the smooth
flow of cargo;
through the
p o r t .
Further, the6
cargo must
move inland,
thus creating
jobs in truck-


ing,
and


barging,
railroad


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Because a port almost continuously has construction projects for facil-
ity repair, maintenance, and expansion, there will be a need for many con-
struction trade skills, including heavy equipment operators, carpenters,
electricians, masonry workers, welders and plumbers. Even land clearing
and development skills will be in demand as property is prepared to meet
the needs of expanding cargo operations, both waterfront and inland.

As the port matures, opportunities will exist in trucking, private ware-
housing, equipment repairs and maintenance, ship chandlers, ship repair
and shipbuilding, fueling companies, ship's agency position, and many
expanded government positions, such as Customs, Agriculture, and
Immigration. The growth of the port will drive the creation of numerous
businesses in the surrounding community, as the demands of businesses
within the port require more and better support services. The list of oppor-
tunities is unlimiited.

In their role as a economic development engines, ports continue to
meet and exceed the expectations of their communities. Help us put the
PORT back in Port St. Joe.

PORTAST.HJOE

PORT,

AUTHORITY


PO BOX 745
PORT ST. JOE,
850-229-5240


FL 32457


BOARD MEMBERS:
NOLAN TREGLOWN
WARREN YEAGER
DAVID LANGSTON
JOHANNA WHITE
GARY ROSS

PORT DIRECTOR
TOMMY PITTS.


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Godwin, Cox Announce


August Wed
John David and Wanda Cox of
Marianna, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Christy
Marie Cox, to Matthew Sterling
Godwin, son of Tommie and
Patricia Godwin of Wewahitchka.
Grandparents of the bride-elect
are the late C. W. Cox and Merle
Cox Miller of the Parramore
Community, and the late J. V.
Herring and the late Willie Herring
of Malone. .
The prospective ..grooimfis .he
": :granidstn of the late-Tanis -Godwih
and Grace Godwin Joiner of Bratt,
and the late Ronnie Gilbert and


Louise Krisher
Louise,- ., Berlin, Thompon.
Krisher, 92; of-Port.'St. Joe/ passed- ,
away at Geri-Care Assisted Living
in Beacon Hill on' Friday, July 18.
She was ,a native of Arkansas'
and had been a resident of Port St.
Joe for over sixty years. She wa a
loving, 'caring person, a nurse who
retired after serving at St. .Joe
Paper Company for 35 years. She
was an active member of First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe for many years.
She was preceded in death by
two husbands, Tom W. Thompson
and Charles "Sarge" Krisher. She is
survived by a sister, Willie Bowden
of Camden, Arkansas; two nieces,
Betty Godfrey and husband Elmore
and Sarah Herring and husband
.William J., both of Port St. Joe; a
nephew; Dr. Ernest Martin and
wife Betty, of Melfa; Virginia; a spe-
cial great niece, Sarah C. Herring
Harper and husband Roy of White.


ding Plans
June M. Gilbert of Milton.
The bride-elect is employed
with RehabCare Group as an occu-
pational therapist in Graceville.
The prospective groom is employed
with the Coca-Cola Bottling
Company in Panama City.
The wedding ceremony will
take place on Saturday, August 16,
at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist
Church in Marianna. The reception
will be in the church fellowship hall
immediately following the ceremo-
ny.
All friends and family are invit-
ed to attend.


City; and many great nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday Tutesdday', July" 22, at
11:-ibo: a.m. at First UniJted
Methodist Churchi with Rev. Dan
Rhodes and Rev. Oliver Taylor offi-
ciating. Interment followed at I olly
Hill Cemetery. Those desiring may.
make a contribution to the First
United Methodist Church or the
charity of their choice in memory of
Louise Krisher.

In Appreciation
We, the family of Kloskia
Lowety, are so grateful to everyone
for all you have done to help us to
bear the burden of our grief. The/
prayers and love and kindness
shown to us during the illness and
passing of our loved one will forev-
er remain in our hearts. May God
shower you with His richest bless-
ings.
-Sandra Lowery


community.
Donors must be at least 17
years old, weigh at least 110 Ibs.
and be in general good health.
The Red Cross asks that every
donor consider donating at least
three times a, year. Together with
the Red Cross, a donor can save a


Beatty, Mann Weddings Plans
Bobby Beatty, Mary Lois Beatty place at 6:00 p.m. on July 26 at the
and Blondell Owens request your Wewahitchka Community Center. A
presence at the wedding of their
children, Tammy Beatty and Ken reception will follow. All friends and
Mann. The ceremony will take family are welcome.


FWC Reviews Manatee


Rule Revision Plan


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
reviewed proposed wording
changes today to the "General
Rules Provisions" of the Florida
Administrative Code chapter that
guides manatee protection rules.'
During three joint meetings
with, conservation, marine industry
and boaters' interest groups, FWC
staff developed revisions, which
would address statute changes by
the 2002 Florida. Legislature and
would clarify and simplify some
existing language..
Although parties still differ on
some .points, FWC staff requested
permission to advertise proposed
changes so the staff can present a
final amended rule for adoption at
the Commission's November meet-
ing in the Florida Keys.
Meanwhile, FWC will continue,
working with interested parties and
will convene a public hearing later
this summer in Orlando.
In response to comments from
stakeholders who attended today's
meeting, Comniissioners expressed
concern that the current rulemak-
ing process requires staff to seek
input from local leaders and citi-
zens regarding areas where placing
new manatee restrictions is a
remote possibility. Commissioners
said the process tends to alarm
boaters unnecessarily.
Commissioners instructed staff
to begin immediately applying the
proposed amendments to the
General Rules Provisions to mana-


tee restrictions to avoid confusion
about what manatee-prdtection
measures might come before the
Commissioners for final approval.
The FWC nleeting will resume
at 8:30 a.m. Friday with staff
reports regarding legislative mat-
ters and agency restructuring
progress. The meeting in the sec-
ond floor conference room in the
Farris Bryant Building in
Tallahassee is open to the public.


Red Cross Blood Drive Set


for Next Tuesday, In St. Joe


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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Enterprise

Zone Development Agency will

meet Thursday, July 31, 2003,

at 12:00 noon, E.D.T. in Room

307 of the Robert M. Moore

Administration Building, Gulf

County Courthouse Complex.

The public is welcome to

attend.
Publish July 24, 2003


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hold a blood drive on Tuesday, July
30, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Eastern
time, at the Gulf County
Courthouse, at 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Boulevard in Port St. Joe.
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Funding Secured for Oyster Post Harvest Treatment Research


Last week, Congressman Allen
Boyd (D-North Florida), member of
the House Agriculture
Appropriations Subcommittee,
announced that the Agriculture
Appropriations Bill for FY2004 will
include $500,000 for research for
Oyster Post-Harvest Treatment


(PHT). Also included in the bill is
$250,000 for education on Virio
Vulnificus (VV) under the FDA. This
research is vital to keeping the oys-
ter industry viable.
Currently, there are no national
standards for the post harvest treat-
ment of oysters to prevent Vibrio


Vulnificus (VV. Despite this fact,
the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation
Conference (ISSC), has adopted res-
olutions requiring 20% of all oysters,
to receive post harvest treatment by
2006. This industry, which is
already under tremendous financial
constraints, stands to suffer further


economic loss if a national standard
is not recognized for PHT. This
funding, which is a continuation of
funding Congressman Boyd secured
in both the FY2002 and FY2003
Agriculture Appropriations bills, will
allow the necessary research, evalu-
ation and practical application of


various PHT methods in reducing
health risks to take place.
"I am pleased that we were able
to include this funding in the bill,"
said Boyd. 'The goal of the industry
is to reduce Vibrio Vulnificus levels
in oysters intended for the raw, half-
shell market. This research will


enable us to take a step toward that
goal as well as analyzing the cost-
effectiveness in using post harvest
treatment and its effect on the shelf
life and taste of the oyster. This is a
great step in the right direction for
the industry and consumers."


Spicy Bro
The two most commercially
harvested species of mullet in
Florida are the striped mullet
(Mugil cephalus) and white mullet
(Mugil curema). The striped mullet
is commonly called a black mullet,
gray mullet or jumping mullet and
the white mullet is called a silver
mullet.
Mullet are found world-wide in
tropical and sub-tropical waters
including the bays and estuaries
on Florida's Atlantic and Gulf
Coasts. The primary con-
mercial fishery area in
Florida is along the Gulf
coast.The body of the mullet
is elongated and rather stout.
The color is a dark bluish on the
top and silver along the sides. It
has a small mouth with closely-set
teeth arid widely separately dorsal
fins.. The large scales along .the
sides of the striped mullet consist
of a dark center giving a distinct
illusion of horizontal stripes. The
average weight is two to three
pounds, but can be in excess of six
pounds.
Mullet swim in large schools
and are commonly seen jumping
out of the water hence the name
jumping mullet. This makes it easy
for. fishermen to spot the fish even
Sin the dark. Mullet feed on aquatic
plants and algae found floating,
attached to the bottom or mixed in
with surface sediments.


iled Mullet Is Fast Yet Fancy!


The mullet is considered a veg-
etarian and is the only fish that has
a gizzard, much like a chicken, that
is used to grind up and digest plant
material. Commercial harvesters
use a cast, beach or haul seine net
to catch mullet.
Mullet provide a good
source of iodine and are
also rich in minerals


and vita-
mins. The oil in "
mullet is I
polyunsaturated
and contains only small amounts of
cholesterol. Mullet are available
fresh or frozen as whole, dressed,
fillets or smoked skin-on fillets. As
an excellent food fish, the flesh of a
mullet has a moderate flavor and
can be prepared in any cooking
method-the most popular is fried
and smoked. Keep mullet refriger-
ated at 32-38 degrees F and use
within two days, or freeze at O
degrees F for up to three months.
Mullet should be thawed in the
refrigerator or under cold running


water.
Approximate nutritional, values
for 4 ounces of raw, edible portion:
calories-130; calories from fat-35;
total fat-4 grams; saturated fat-1.5'
grams; cholesterol-55 milligrams;
sodium-85 milligrams; total carbo-
hydrate-0 gram; protein-21 grams;
calcium-4% DV*;'
iron-6% DV
(daily value).
J iffy


Broiled
Florida Mullet
2 pounds mul-
let fillets
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire
sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
(Seafood alternatives: pom-
pano, Spanish mackerel, bluefish)
Place fillets in a single layer on
a lightly oiled broil-and-serve
platter. Combine oil and remaining


Congressman Boyd Fights for Veterans


On Monday' ,night, -this year, House Republicans
Congressman Alien Boyd (D-North promised a $1.8 billion, increase
Florida), a member of the U.S. over the Administration's funding
House Appropriations Committee, request for the VA health care sys-
voted to keep funding for veterans tem. However, the VA-HUD
health care in the VA-HUD Appropriations bill, approved by
Appropriations bill for 2004. This the House \ Appropriations
funding was promised to veterans Committee Monday night, does not
earlier this year. Unfortunately, include this $1.8 billion increase
despite Congressman Boyd's that was promised to veterans.
efforts, the Committee broke this In response to the lack of ade-
promise. quate funding, the Veterans of
In order to secure" assage ol' Foreign Wars have said this: ':br,
the 2004 budget resolution edrlier the, :Congress not to appropriate
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Sheriff's Beat
July 10: Michelle' R Shane, 24,
of Port St. Joe, attempted traffick-
ing in hydrocodone; Kimberly
Ritchie, 42, of Mexico Beach, DUI.
July 12: Michael Neville, 28, of
Wewahitchka, possession of
methamphetamine, possession
marijuana; Jason Rogers. 29. ol
Decatur, TN, lewd and lascivious.
July 13: Charles Carpenter,
Jr., 20, of Carrabelle, attaching tag
not assigned.
July 15: ,resta Morrison, 25,
of Port St. Joe, failure to pay fine;
Julie Mamoran, 29, of
Wewahitchka, h ild support;
Rhonda Kennell, 26, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-felony DWLSR;
Wesley Jones, 24, of Wewahitchka,
sale of cocaine; Ronnie Morgan, 48,
of Wewahitchka, VOP-possession
cocaine, VOP-sale controlled sub-
stance; Stephane P. Murphy, 35, of
Wewahitchka, worthless checks.
'July 16: Joshua Webb, 20, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-sale of marijua-
na.
July 17: Benjamin C. Causey,
33, VOP-DWLSR, VOP-reckless
driving.,


this amount is a clear betrayal of
the assurances made to America's
veterans by the House Republican
leadership."
"This is outrageous," said
Congressman Allen Boyd. "What
type of message does it send to our
men and women in uniform who
are all over the world fighting ter-
rorism and protecting our home-
land, that we can't keep the basic
promise of health care to our veter-
ans? Healtfi care benefits that they .
earned and deserve. Robbing \eter-
ans of this funding is wrong. I will
do all I can to continue fighting for,
our veterans, and ensure that they
receive the full benefits they were
promised.'
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ingredients; mix well. Pour sauce
over fillets. Broil about 4 inches'
from source of heat for 10 to 15
minutes or until fish flakes easily
when tested. Baste once during
broiling with sauce in pan.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving:
calories 218, calories from fat 99,
total fat 1Ig, saturated fat 2g, cho-
lesterol 74mg, total carbohydrate
2g, protein 28g.
Use the following recipe to
get flaked fish for use in
favorite fish cake recipes:
Flaked Florida Mullet
1 quart boiling water
1 tablespoon salt .
.1 1/2 pounds mullet fillets,
skinned and deboned
(Seafood alternatives: pom-
pano, Spanish mackerel, blue-
fish) .
Boiled:
Add fillets to boiling salted
water. Cover and return to the boil-
ing point. Reduce heat and simmer
for 10 minutes or until fish flakes.
easily when tested. Drain and flake.
Yield: 2 cups flaked fish.
Steamed:
Place fillets on a rack over boil-
ing water; sprinkle with salt. Cover
and steam for 10 minutes or until
fish flake easily when tested.
Remove from rack and flake. Yield:i


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July 18: Olden Wyatt, 44, of
Port St. Joe, FTPT-trespassing;
Sean Thompson, 33, of White City,
VOP-felony DWLSR..VOP-carrying,
concealed weapon.
July 20: Laura Robblee, 25, of
Franklin County, VOCC-posses-
sion cocaine.
S July 21: Micheal L. Flint, 44, of
Tifton, GA, DUI; Bernard L. Wilson,
46, of Port St. Joe, child support;
James .C. Terry, 32, of
Wewahitchka, child support;'
Samuel Alexander, 30,: of Port St.
Joe, child support: Ruben Terry,
53, of Panama. City, DWLSR; Sean.
Chehardy, 38, of Port St. Joe, VOP-
DWLSR; Carlos Lucas, 44, of
Wewahitchka, criminal mischief
trespassing.
PSJ Police Beat
July 16: Greg L. Burkett, 43, of
Port St. Joe, arrested for driving
:,with suspended license.
July. 19: Michael ,D. Flowers,'
34, of Port St. Joe,' arrested for
driving with suspended license and
on warrant from Sumter County.
July 21: Terry Ruben, 53, of
Panama City, arrested for driving
with suspended license.


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Real Estate
Answers to Real Estate questions
from your local Century 21 Agents. ,
UNDERSTANDING REAL ESTATE TERMINOLOGY
By Carol Bell '
*Purchasing a home can be a complicated and confusing process, especially for first-time'buyers.
Throughout the process, firsttime home buyers will encounter a variety of unfamiliar real state terms. There
are several key terms associates with purchasing real estate that are helpful to learn.
For example, many buyers confuse the terms broker and salesperson. A broker is a properly
licensed individual, or corporation, who serves s a special agent in the purchase and sale of real estate,
a salesperson is an individual employed or associated by written agreement by the broker as an indepen-
dent contractor. The salesperson facilitates the purchase or sale of real estate.
Once you decide to purchase, a salesperson will prepare a sales contract to present to the seller
along with your earnest money deposit. The sales contract is the document through which the seller
agrees to give possession and '1E of propirr, o Ils buyer upon full payment of the purchase price and
Fcoi'i.aie of agreed-upon c-,rd.lton: TI, arn':, money is a buyer's partial payment, as.a show of
g.:.- ,d fa.ih o make the contract binding. Often, the earnest money is held in an escrow account. Escrow
Sis ih pro:es; by which money is held. by a disinterested party until the terms of'the escrow instructions
are lulhlletd
After the buyer and seller have signed the contract, the buyer myst obtain a mortgage note by
presenting the contract to,a mortgage lIre.i Th. rj ,: h, 1:.-,r, : prcm.' ,,n pay the purchase price of
the real estate in-addition to a stated ii :res: i .: -..r a :p.:.,l.-d pr.,.J. I .T.'r A mortgage lender places
a lien on the prperr, or mortgage and this secure. ih' ,,..lag~o note.
The buyer pays interest money-to the.lender-' :.hai-.j It,r i. use bof money borrowed: Interest is
usually refearrj c:-a: -. F j .:,-'u.'i pcri.-,.T.:gi .'. i,'.ii-, :' ; paid bon the principle the'capitdl'simn the
Sb''ei .: I.rer.. p.-.'.T..- na,r tb.e d.:g,,,i:lE ,r.. ih torm cf points. Points are an up-front costwhich
T.., L'epa.d'by either the buyer or seller or both in conventional loans.
S In general, there are two t.:-. of co,-..ir.i r,al I,.-; that a buyer car obtain. A fixed rate loan
has the same rate'of interest for :I.4 Ile oI ih I.: n .:ujIll, 14 to 30,years..-r, adjustable rate loan
,or adjustable rate Torr.-age -L.'. pr-odci. 3 d.:counted initial rate, which changes after a set period of
time. The rate can'l c'ce.d ic ,rniro,,E '.'. :ap :r clh,".r ali :.-.:d on such loans for any one'adjustment'
p,',od Some A iho.e a I.fwi,er.n .:.p ;-u r., r.it Ih b...,v r ma',e. ihe.loan and interest payments to the
ler,.'dr rirough amortization Ih'. ,.serr.o.a: pamnni .-,;d retirement ol debi o.er a set period of time.
Once the cor.-'aci ho' bser :i.gr.. and a Trorrgaqg note obtained, ij-e b 6,.,' ard :ller must legal-
ly close the real estate transaction. The closing is a meeting where the -u,,,r :ill.' rnd ih.eir attorneys
review, sign and exchange the final documents. At the closing, the buyer receives the appraisal report, an
estimate of the property's value with the' appraiser's signature; certification and sporting documents. The
buyer also receives the title and the deed. The title shows evidence of the buyer's ownership of the proper-
ty while the deed legally transfers the title'from the seller to the buyer. The final document the buyer receives
at closing is a title insurance policy, insurance against the loss of the title if it's found to be imperfect.
S Buyers should plan on a least four to twelve weeks for a typical real estate transaction. The process
is. difficult and at times, intimidating. A general understanding of real estate terminology and chronology
of the transaction, however, will help any real estate novice to confidently buy his or her first home.
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William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

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


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

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


THE BANK
Por St. Joe Mexico Beach Apalachicola
For All Your Financial Needs
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(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies.


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

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


Ed Nelson to be Guest Speaker at Oak Grove


Ed Nelson will be at Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church on
Sunday, July 27. Services will be
held at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. A
nursery will be provided for both
services.
Ed Nelson is senior pastor of
Cornerstone Assembly of God,
Anderson, South Carolina, and
president of Bellwether
International, an innovative mis-
sion to unreached people groups
around the world. "We are honored
and humbled to be a part of the
greatest evangelism happening in'
the world today."
"His mind is afire and heart
aflame for making disciples, espe-
cially among unreached people
groups," states Rodney S. Dukes,
executive presbyter for 'the
Assemblies of God in Ohio.
Pastor Nelson comments: "The
church is called to to, shine Christ's
light to two billion people awaiting
the opportunity to hear the Good
News of Jesus 'Clhrist for the very
first time. Our mission teams do
front-line evangelism and launch
frontier churches in some of the
most difficult places in the world."
Next to India and China, Mr.
Nelson points out, America ranks
third in the world for largest popu-
lations ignorant of or resistant to
the gospel. "No longer may we neg-
lect the fact that America is a major
mission field," comments Mr.
Nelson. "Missionaries are being
sent here from around the world,


but also propagandists for world-
views foreign,t even opposed to the
Christian worldview."
"We can't afford an either/or
mentality to making disciples," he
declares. "It isn't America only and
nowhere else, or overseas only but
not America. We've got to make dis-
ciples in our homeland and in the
most forgotten people groups in the
world-all at the same time."
Mr. Nelson is known for years
for his extensive missions endeav-
ors in some of the remotest parts of
the world. His.passionate drive to
make disciples of uhreached people
groups,-to bless the Jewish people
with God's saving message and to
stimulate revival in churches
caused Mr. Nelson to found
Bellwether InternaUonal in 1993.
He directs the mission's main
efforts to .gospel-deprnved people
who mostly live in countries
restricted to missionaries. In the
past I'decade, Bellwether
International's teams have taken
the ^gospel to over six million previ-
jously unreached peoples.
'Sometimes we see as many as
25,000 people come to Christ in one
month," he reports. "We go where
Western missionaries are denied.
residence or freedom. usually'
where none are able, to go at all.
Because our strategy is to build
apostolic teams near or' within the
last frontiers of the gospel, we hur-
dle many political and cultural
obstacles that restrict or prohibit


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule \
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
S Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST -undav 11 a.m..CST
4 .- .

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

++ ++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
800.22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon',
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child'Care Prov.ided tor at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845, '


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brenit Vickery, :.or
.. Buddy Caswell Minister ol: M,;ic & Ed.vcaton


Ti7c~


Sunday School ....... ...9:45 am'
Morning Worship Service ..8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ....... ........ 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ..... ... ..... .7:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... ;. 6:30 pi'
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET,


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"
S .. .. .

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

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


tem
heaen


Discover God's Love!
SEveryone welcome ,

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691


Worship
Bible Study
Wednesday


- Sunday at 11 a.m. and.7 p.m.
- Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
- Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m'
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.


SThe Potter's House
t" WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
.. Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
--. 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .......................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


missionaries."
Dangers are inherent by the
nature of the work, he states. "But
we are able to respond to millions of,
unreached peoples trapped in spiri-
tual darkness where no one ,has
gone before with the Good News."
"Revivalism and world evange-
lization go hand in hand," Mr.
Nelson teaches. "Many of America's
churches need to embrace the spir-
itual awakening occurring on other
continents. Routine church life
needs a renewing, life-transforming
God-consciousness. Salvations,


healings, miracles :and other signs
follow in the wake of God's presence
where revival fires burn brightly.",
Ed Nelson's ministry spans
more than three decades including
evangelism, missionary work, ipas-
toring and serving in executive roles
with the American Bible Society,
the Assemblies of God Division of
Foreign Missions and Bellwether
International. He is also adjunct
associate professor on spirituality
in counseling at Marshall
University's Graduate .College,
South Charlestoii, WV.


Revival Starts July 27th

at Wewa Church of God


New Vision Church of God,
located at 109 Bay Avenue in
Wewahitchka, will hold,.a revival

Ham, Chicken

Dinners Friday
Thompson Temple First Born
Church will be selling dinners on
Friday, July 25 from 11:00 a.m. til.
To place an order call 229-7069.'
229-9347 'or 229-2797 by'
Thursday, ,July 24. The church'
may be contacted by calling 229-:
'6997 on Friday. ;..
Dinners will include fried or:
baked chicken with dressing, col-
lard greenss, potato ,salad,: corn
bread, tea and cake or baked ham,
with potato salad, collard greens,
candled yams, a roll, tea and
cake-all for $6.00. Dinners are
available carry out only. The
church is located on Avenue E in
Port St. Joe.
Thompson Temple First Born
church would like to apologize for
Phe mix-up last week, for the late.
flinnersIafid)f6rfthbibe xfhdli~dI-M~
,get their lunch. '


Beginning Sunday, July 27, at 2:30
p.m: CST and continuing each
evening at 6:30,p.m: CST Monday.
July 28 through Friday, August 1.
Prophetic evangelist Ronnie Rowan
of Panama City will be the, guest.,
Parking is limited. For more:infor-
mation, call 639-2652 or .624-
0480. '
Abe Springs

Bread of Life

Food Ministries
Bread' of Life Food Ministries
will be giving away free groceries on
Saturday, July 26, from 9:00 a.m.
until ;11:00 a.m. The church is
located at 13913 CR 275 South off
Highway 20 West in Blountstown.
It is not necessary to bring a bag or
box. For more information, call
674-5880.


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Cdlumbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
f A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
!' SUNDAY: General Assembly 9 45 d.m Bible Stud, all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship. 11 a.m. Etening iWorship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"O taste aind see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept thiS invitari,,n to joinus in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Hone 769-8725



FIRST PRESBYERIAN CHURCH
*?-- 508 SKxteenth Street,* 227-1i756,
OS 5'" Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ...... .10. a.m.
Fellowship Time ;10:45 a.m.,
Adult Schpol ......... 11 a.m. ,
*Sunda' school :
*,Young Children

Pansor R R R J. .Reid Cameron .
S, highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


,,, > !... "Rne m mer h rc h t" itir .1i ,i it sed .to be? .
IT STILL IS AT:

'ig" i"fa toic6 ,pist t"ur "
', ': 'L : tr' r H rl .
SPort St. :, FlI; 4,-, ,'. 4 '
:I 9:45a.m.
Morning Worship 1100 a.m.
NO FRILLS!NO FAS! tt i Evenng Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTINGGO'O CHURCH HIS WIAY! -,.'. i ., r -,- 7:00 p.m.
*


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


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


10:00 a.m.' Dan Rhodes MINISTER
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
.6:00 p.m'. D ij,,irr of Youth Ministries
,, p ; Heather Smith
7:30 p.m. Director of Clhi.fr, lfiurries
,7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
....*. : Director of Music


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS
Singing: Worship:
9 a.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Po'r St. Joe, FL 32457
k Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


Andy

Andy and Friends are


Available for Adoption


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Andy, a: beautiful male golden
retriever picturedd: Dee Jay and'
Custer, an adorable dachshund
and a cute terrier; Sam, a year old
tan colored: lab; Cookie,. a 10-12
week old mixed breed pup; Turbo,
a beautiful 7 month old male miL:
Dan, a very nice black lab:
Dominique, a white male lab,
already neutered with shots, FREE;
Jetson, a reddish brown.semi-long-
haired male.


Homer, a nice creme colored
lab male; Stumpy, a Boston bull
terrier mix puppy; Happy; a friend-
ly German shepherd female; Sassy,
a. nice sandy colored year old
female lab; and a large number of
kittens. Please come see!
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
Humane Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


Community Word Explosion
G pel Sing n New Life Christian Center press
p Si g ents Word Explosion with evangel-
This month, Highland View ist Shurby Long of Sanford, North
Church of God, located at, 482 Carolina as the. featured guest.
Pompano-Street in Highland View\ Services began Sunday and contin-
will' host the community gospel ue through Friday, July 25, nightly
sing. The event will take place' on at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m. EST. The church is located at 504
The community is invited to- Sixth Street in Port St. Joe. Pastor
join in praise and worship in song. Johnny Jenkins,' Jr. and the con-
For information 'ont.crt-Earl Peak gregoat onr invite the. community to
at 229-6547. .- t attend this ex(c:ingT program.

ST. JOHN'S

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



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


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


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


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

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

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



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

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


'Worshi at th


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The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, July 24, 2003 Page 5B


Despite Warnings Teens Still Tempted by Tanning


'Teen fashions typically last
about as long as a high school stu-
dent's first crush-what's 'in" one
day is "out" the next. Yet one teen
fashion that never seems to go out
of style is the sun-kissed look of a
golden tan. Young people have long
associated tans with beauty despite
health warnings that say other-
wise. With the incidence of skin
cancer directly related to excessive
ultraviolet (UV) light exposure
before the age of 18, the mixture of
teens and tanning is a potentially
dangerous combination.
Unfortunately, recent studies have
shown that a large number of
today's young people continue to
ignore skin cancer messages and
seek out the sun.


New research of A
young people ages 12-18
that the simple use of suns
sunny days. is practiced b
small percentage of youth
routinely go outdoors unp
the result of which many t
damaging sunburn that ca
future skin cancer.
research suggests that th
use of sunscreen on sunn
practiced by only-a small
age of youths. Teens rou
outdoors unprotected, the
which many time is a d
sunburn that can lead i
skin cancer. In fact, rese;
shown that 83 percent
have had at least one suw
the past year.


PSJ 9th Grade and Nd


Student Orientation


On Tuesday, August 5, from
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Port St.
Joe High School will host ninth
grade and new student orientation
in the commons area. Students will
receive their schedules for the
2003-2004 school year, and they
will be shown how to navigate the
campus and find their classes and
lockers.
Returning students will have
the opportunity from 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m to pick up their schedule


and discuss with, guida
potential changes.
Due to the change fro
block schedule to a tradit
period day schedule, adju
will be necessary and easie
prior to the beginning of sc
The first day of school
Friday, August 81 The bell
at 7:55 a.m. A very specie
planned; details will be an
next week.


PSJ Elementary Ge


Ready for First Dai
Port St. Joe Elementary School gym where supervision is p
invites all parents and students to Cafeteria prices for thi
attend Open House on Thursday, year are: breakfast, $1.00;
August 7, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 breakfast, $.30; lunch
p.m. This will give parents and stu- reduced lunch $.40. App
dents the opportunity to meet the for qualifying for free/
teachers and see the classrooms. luncs ill be sent
lunches will be sent home
School supply lists and calendars s o
are available in 'the front office. first day of school.
The first day of school at Port Every child will receive
St. Joe Elementary is Friday, dent handbook on the firs
August 8. The bell will ring at 7:50 school. Please read it cover
a.m. Students arriving on campus For information abo
before 7:45 a.m. should go to the stops and times, call 227-1


Spotlight on


Health; Strok


american Indoor tanning has also been
suggests reported as a significant source of
screen on UV exposure for teens. A recent,
by only a study by the American Academy of
is. Teens Dermatology (AAD) found that 26
protected, percent of young people under age
times is a 25 have used a tanning bed in the
in lead to past year. Of this 26 percent, more
In fact, than half are young women.
ie simple Research also shows that the fre-
y days is quency of these visits seems to
percent- increase as young people get older
tinely go and reach college age.
result of "The incidence of indoor tan-
lamaging ning is particularly troubling
:o future because it is so unnecessary," said
arch has; dermatologist James M. Spencer,
of teens MD, Vice Chairman, Department of
nburn in Dermatology, The Mount Sinai
School of Medicine, New York. "It's
not associated with playing sports
W| or other outdoor activities, but is
practiced solely for cosmetic rea-.
sons. Teenagers are intentionally
putting their health at risk."
While there is a popular mis-
conception among today's young
nce any people that tanning beds are "safer"
than natural sunlight, studies have
m a 4x4 shown that tanning beds still emit
tional 6- dangerous levels of UV rays and are
istments considered by dermatologists to be
;r if done a serious health risk.
:hool. This fact was made official by
the Department of Health and
SHil e uman Services when it.added UV
will ring radiation front the sun or artificial
al day ,is light sources such as tanning beds
bounced and sun lamps to the government's
list of known carcinogens in
December 2002.
Its With all the health risks associ-
t ated with unprotected sun expo-
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED


TAX INCREASE



The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a

measure to increase its property tax levy.



Last year's property tax levy

A. Initially proposed tax levy.. ..... .. $ 7,551,303

B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment


NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL


,CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Gulf County School Board will soon consider a measure to
impose a 1.25 mill property tax for capital outlay projects listed here-
in.

This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 5.883
mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of
the school board.

THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX INCREASE FOR
BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN
THE ADJACENT NOTICE.


The capital outlay tax will generate approximately
to be used for the following projects:


$1,573,573.00
1 1 'i I L 1 '


CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Wewahitchka High School

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
HVAC Systems
Lighting
Port St. Joe Middle School
Port St. Joe High School
Roof Repair
Wewahitchka High School
Wewahitchka Middle School

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase of Two (2) School Buses

NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment
Data Processing Equipment and Software
HVAC Systems
Communications Equipment

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on
SJuly 29, 2003, at 5:15 p.m. at the Gulf County School Board meeting
room, Port St. Joe, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made
at this hearing.
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GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
APRIL 8,2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on April 8, 2003, at 9:00
a.m., ET, in their Administrative Offices The
following members were present: Billy C.
Quinn, Jr., Linda Wood, Sharon Gaskin,
Charlotte Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney were
also present. Chairman Quinn presided.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR RECOGNI-
TION: The Gulf County School Board and
Superintendent Kelley presented a plaque of
recognition to the 2004 Gulf School District
Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Cathy Colbert.
SCHOOL PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS:
The following schools preserited their annual
school program presentations: Gulf County
Adult School Don Rich; Port St. Joe
Elementary School Brenda Wood, Chelsea
Walker; Port St. Joe Middle School -
Carolyn Witten, Olivia Lamberson, Krista
Parker, Micah Ashcraft; Port St. Joe High
School Chris Earle,. Katie Geoghagan,
Susan ElImer
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: Oin niotibn by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce; and uinani-
mous vote, the Board adopted the agenda
amended to include pages 44a (surplus prop-
erty), 53a- 53,.r76 pobcy cha-.a:,- i'or .adver-
tising), and ".31i1-53121 (20:,'3,-0(4 school cal-
endar).
CONSENT ITEMS: On mno.rinn bn Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous
vote, the Board took noted action on the fol-
lowing consent items:
Approval of Minutes: Approved minutes
for March 4,2003 meeting.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved payment of bills and the following'
budget amendments: .
Budget Amendment VI General
Budget Amendment VI PECO
Budget Amendment VI Federal
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre-


spondence from Sharon Watson's family and
Barbara Shirley-Scott's family.
Personnel:Approved administrators'
performance pay criteria.
Approved Bill Carr as the Principal of
Wewahitchka Elementary School effective
July 1, 2003 upon the retirement of Clayton
Wooten.
Accepted resignation of James Stein
from his teaching position at Wewahitchka
High School effective at the end of the 2002-:
03 school year as submitted.
Accepted resignation of Kathy Arnold
who has been on a two-year leave of absence
from her teaching position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School. Ms. Arnold .requested.
that should any part-time instructional posi-
tions become available, she be considered for
'them '' .
Approved Pat Patterson for a home-
bound teaching position at Wewahitchka
High School for the 2002-03 .school year.
Approved Bobble Sandridge who is fill-
ing an instructional position at Wewahitchka
High School to begin receiin r regular
teacher pay b,:rning January 21.2003.
Appr.,i-,d non-renewal ofhe ihfollouwng
annual ,:orij-oil educational support persop-
nel for th-e 2003-04 school year as' recom-
men rded
Guif Courifty Adult School Donni
Burch Aide .
Port St. Joe' Elementary School -
Dprothy Ash,, Custodian; Anlionette
Chambers, Custodian; Pam Hms, Aide i
Linda Hill, Custodian; Wilma Hopper, Aide m;
Mattie McNair, Custodian; Doreen Mork Aide
III; Cindy Rich, Aide III; Terry Vickery, Aide I;
DeAnn Watson, School Food Service; Cynthia
Wells, Aide I.
Port St Joe High School Paulette Best
(part-time 3 hrs) School Food Service; Mary
Maloy, School Food Service; Ray Pace,
Custodian; Margaret Padgett, School Food
Service; Mary Lois Peterson, School Pood


Service; Melissa Schell One-on-One Aide.
Port St. Joe Middle School Nancy
Pettle, Aide 1; Lynn Shirley. Aidei I; Deborah
Van Zant, Aide III.
Wewahitchka Elementary School -
Barbara Britt, Custodian; Pam Grahl, Aide
III; Angella Hand, School Food Service;
Debbie Jackson, Custodian; Sondra Nelson,
Aide I; Vicki Nowell, School-Food Service;
Julie Pippin, Aide III; Caroline Villasenor,
School Food Service.,
Wewahitchka Middle School Nicki
Holley, Secretary U; Sherron Miller, Aide II;
Carolyn Ranie, Aide II; Jane Wade One-on-
One Aide.
Wewahitchka High School Maretta
Earle.. Custodian; Carol P,:.nr, School Food
Service; Patricia Spivey, Aide III; Denise
Veasey, Custodian.
District Office Bridget Birmingham,
Secretary II; Ashely Davidson, Intervention
Specialist; Lisa Dorman Opportunity Center;
Rosa Feltrop, Youth Services Coordinator;
Gloria Gant. Opportunity Center; Tressie
HatEihcr E.n Stirt pirer en Edutcor .Jordan
Linton, Behavioral Specialist Jan McDonald,
C1pportunliv. Center; Karen McFarland,
Si: retary' I Donna Price,' Opportunity,
Center, LrdJa Protsman Finance I, Marty
Riley. SDFS Tech Prep. Tony Strange, Truant
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Educator
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Bus Drivers/Bus Aide Melissa Barnes,'
Bus Aide, Paulette Best, Bus Driver; Ginger
Respress, Bus Driver;' Barbara Schadt, Bus
Driver, Angle Suber, Bus Driver; Teresa
Tomlinson, Bus Driver; Carol Porter, Bus
Driver.
Bus Maintenance Webb Clements, Bus
Mechanic.
Custodial and Maintenance James
Daniels, Maintenance I, Diana, Dykes,
Secretary III (part-time 3 hrs.); Justin Smith
- Maintenance III.
Approved Carol Clayton as a bus driver
for the 2002-03 school year.
SApproved Bridget Birmingham as a
Secretary II for the Coordinator of ESE 'Tidle
1/Student Services .in .the COffice of
Instructional Services.
Approved'Susan Gannon and Kerri Teall
to share the Supplemental ,pay ppsitiori of
National Honor Society Sponsor at Port St
Joe High Schobl for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Melba Peak and Bertha
Stripling as substitute teachers forte 2002-03
school year. 'i '
Student Matters: Approved student
#2303001451, a Calhoun County student, to
attend school in Gulf County for the remain-
der of the 2002-03 .school year and for the
2003-04 school year as requested
Approved the rolloning Frnklin County
residents who had been approved by the
Franklin County School Board. and who are
already attending school In Gulf County to
continue for the 2003-04 school year: Jessica
Lynn Williams, Danielle Maxwell, Thomas J.
Webb. Ibl AshleI K Webb. Bryan Band,
Samuel Baird Elizabeth Kflbourn
Approved Summer and Auiumn resi-


dents, to continue attending school in Bay
County for the 2003-04 school year-. .
Surplus Property: Approved disposal of
the following surplus property from Port St.
Joe Middle,
School Computers PR #'s 62-95-013,
62-95-014, 62-95-015, 62-95-017, ,62-95-
020, 62-95-021, 62-95-022,. 62-95-023, 62-
95-026,62-95-028, 62-95-030, 62-95-032,
91970095,62-99-0071, 51-72147, 61-86-
2582,62-97-0050, 62-994067,62-99-0069.
Approved disposal of the following sur-


plus property from Wewahitchka Elementary
School: Intercom.system' PR #02296413;
Monitor PR# 02287281;r Monitor
#02293330; Modem PR # 86023318;
Monitor PR N 92930107; Router PR
#22996438; Monitor PR # 2295364;
Computers -' PR. 's 02296425,02296432,'
.02296418,02295384.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY 6.144
EDUCATIONAL PARAPROFESSIONAL: There
was no response from the public, on motion
(See Minutes on Page 10B)


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C. Actual property tax levy............$ 7,537,784

This year's proposed tax levy ..... $ 9,452,036



A portion of the tax levy is required under state law in

order for the school board to receive $4,656,772 in state

education grants. The required portion has increased by

18.51 percent, and represents approximately seven tenths

of the total proposed taxes.



The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at the

discretion of the school board.



All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing on

the tax increase to be held oh July 29, 2003 at 5:15 p.m.,

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BUDGET SUMMARY

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF GULF COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
ARE 3.0 PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
FISCAL YEAR 2003 2004


PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY:
Local Effort
Discretionary


5.292
0.510


Supplemental Discretionary
Capital Outlay


0.081
1.25


TOTAL MILLAGE:


GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL TOTAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES FUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS FUNDS
Federal Sources 283,536.00 1,753,638.02 2,037,174.02
State Sources 4,656,772.00 15,250.00 69,500.00 356,353.00 5,097,875.00
Local Sources 7,694,863.00 304,750.00 10,000.00 2,005,073:00 10,014,686.00
TOTAL SOURCES 12,635,171.00 2,073,638.02 79,500.00 2,361,426.00 17,149,735.02
Transfers In 464,153.00 710;310.00 1,174,463.00
FUND BALANCE (July 1, 2003) 995,887.52 60,978.90 542,279.84 677,069.49 2,276,215.75
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES 14,095,211.52 2,134,616.92 1,332,089.84 ,3,038,495.49 20,600,413.77


EXPENDITURES
Instruction 7,511,991.15 986,850.23 8,498,841.38
Pupil Personnel Service 608,719.00 101,300.00 710,019.00
Instructional Media Service 334,097.1.9 9,940.00 344,037:19
Instructional & Curriculum 160,917.00 104,610.00 265,527.00
Instructional Staff Training 162,424.09 108,039.50 270,463.59
Board of Education 169,917.00 169,917.00
General Administration 450,190.00 59,791.29 509,981.29.
School Administration 1,190,116.00 1,190,116.00
Facilities Acquisition & Construction 1,666, 49.18 1,666,449.18
Fiscal Service 200,887.00 200;887.00
Food' Service 714,735.00 714,735.00
Central Service 123,50.00 123,570.0000
Pupil Transportation Service 727,355.00 15,312.00 742,667.00
Operation of Plant .1,212,979.00 1,295.00 1,214,274.00
Maintenance of Plant 561,754.00 561,754.00
Community Service 0.00
Debt Services : 452,122.00. 587,075.00 42,239.00 1,081,436.00
TOTAL EXPENDITURES : 13,867,038.43 2,101,873.02 587,075.00 1,708,688.18 18,264,674.63
Transfers Out: 1,174,463.00 1,174,463.00
FUND BALANCE (June 30, 2004) 228,173.09 32,743.90 745,014.84 155,344.31 1,161,276.14

TOTAL EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS & BALANCES 14,095,211.52 2,134,616.92 1,332,089.84 3,038,495.49 20,600,413.77


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC
CER ORD.


SCHOOL BOARD OF GULF COUNTY

HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA
(TEN-YEAR SUMMARY 1992-93, 1997-98,2002-03)


Total Revenue
Federal, State, and Local
20,000,000 -
15,14,488,752 14.776.139
15000000 -11,777,415
10,000,000 -

5,000,000


1992-93 1997-98 2002-03

Fixed Capital Projects
Total Revenue for Fixed Capital Outlay


2,250,00 -

1,750,000 -

1,250,000 -

750,000 -


250,000


1,886.246


1,249,734


1724,4793 19



1992-93 1997-98


Operating Revenue
T otal Current Operating Revenue
S15,000-000 13,00347
12.269.482
10,748,494
10,000.000 -


5,000,000 -


0
1992-93 1997-98 2002-03

Debt Service
Total Revenue for Debt Service


850,000 -
,-

650,000 -

450,000 -

250,000 -

50,000


2002-03


620,411


304442



1992-93


235.972


1997-98 2002-03


Number of Students
Total Unweighted TE Students
3,000 -
2,433
2'263 2.121
20 ---


1,000 -


0
1992-93 1997-98 2002-03


Number of Employees
Total Number of Employees


Revenue Per Student
Operating Bevrme divided by Unweighted FTE Students


7,000 -
6,000"- 4
4.750
5,000 -
4,000 -
3,000 -
z000 -
1,000 -.
0 199293
1992-93


5,785


5,344


1997-98 2002-03


Teaching Personnel
Total Nuber of Instructional Personnel


300 -
297
300 -- 285 274
192
200 175 171
200-


100 100



1992-93 1997-98, 2002-03 1992-93 1997-98. 2002-03


Total current operating revenues have been reduced by Workforce Development funds in the amount of $206,419 in order to provide comparability in the calculation of current operating revenue per UFTE. This
adjustment is necessary due to the exclusion of adult programs from UFTE beginning in 1998-99.



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Convertible AT, Ac, 36,000
one-owner miles. New condi-
tion. Must Seel $8250. 960-
4464.. ltc7/24

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan,
Gold/Tan, new tires, needs
A/C compressor, 80,000
miles. $4,000 Firm 850-647-
9372. 6tp7/10


ATOM- B-T


2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40,000 miles, ,one owner.
New condition! Must Seel
$10,950. 960-4464. ltc7/24
1995 GMC Safari Conversion
van. 1 owner, cold air, 4 cap-
tail chairs, tv, vcr, headsets,
electric sofa bed, vacuum
cleaner, new tires, $5,900.
819-8176. 4tp7/17

1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS.
5 speed, AC, CD, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc7/24
1996 Mercury Marquis. One
owner, garaged, loaded.
32,000 miles. Must Seel
$5950. 960-4464. ltc7/24

1994 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
SLT 113,000 mi, V-8 mag-
num engine, pw/pl, A/C
power steering/brakes, nerf
steps, tool box, am/fm cas-
sette, sliding rear window,
tow package. Body in great
cond. no dents or rust.
Everything on this truck
works great, motor and 4
wheel drive in great cond.
$6,200. Call 647-3949 or
258-0921. tfc7/17

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 4X4. Loaded. New
condition. low miles. Must
Seel $6950. 960-4464.
ltc7/24

2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage. Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17

1993 Saturn SL, 4 door,
leather, AT, AC, extra clean.
Must Seel $2950. 960-4464.
ltc7/24

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

.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
1986 Nissan King Cab pick-
up. AC, extra clean. $2450.
'960-4464. ltc7/24






1976 Classic MacGregor
Sailboat. 21ft. swingkeel,
new bottom paint, elec start
9.9 hp Johnson,; trailer and
boat in exc. cond. $2.900
obo. 648-4200 day 648-5691
evenings. 2tc7/24,

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


1987 Fiberglass fish-ski
boat, 25hp Mercury motor,
aluminum trailer. $1,300,
Fiberglass boat w/trailer
$500, Air compressor 2
stroke commercial $200.-
(850)227-1318. 2tp7/17
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johrison motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
sear, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12






2 BR Mobile home for 2
adults. Beacon Hill $450 per
mo. plus deposit. 850-229-
6031. 4tc7/24

2 Br/2 Ba home, Hwy 98,
Gulfview. $775, per mo.
first, last and dep. 647-
9214. tfc7/24

Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering, 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 527-6090.
2tp7/24

Cute 3Br/1Ba 2400
McKinney, Oak Grove.
Storage house in rear for
whatever, large side yard. 2
blocks from Bay. 227-7234.
2tp7/24

In Wewa RV/Mobile home
lots for rent. $100 per
month, includes water and
sewer. 639-5721. 6tp7/10
St. Joe Beach 3/2 double lot,
annual/ $750 mo or season-
al possible;- no smokers,
(239) 649-90Q0. 2tp7 ?P7
i04 ...,uso -
104C North'32nd St- Mexico
Beach. 640 sq. ft. 1 BR
unfurnished cottage. 1:5
blocks from beach.
Appliances include icemaker
refrigerator, stove, dishwash-
er, and stackable
washer/dryer, central, h/a. 2
car parking area off road.
Available: 8/01/03'$500 mo.
and $250 sec. dep. No Pets.
Fay Massoletti 850-648-
6739. 2t'p7/17

2 bedroom energy efficient
apt., in PSJ. Close to every-
thing $550 mo. plus sec. dep.
227-7480. 2tp7/17

Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3

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


Call 227-127,8 to place yours.

RATES: Line ads: $5.00 for first 20 words, $3.50 for each additional week, plus .50 for each additional word per week.

DEADLINE: TUESDAY AT 11:00 A.M. SHARP


107B North 31st
Mexico Beach. Fur
story duplex w/ce
h/a, 2 car carport o
floor. Living room,
room, and kitchen w
maker refrigerator,
washer, built-in n
wave and stove on
floor. 2' bedrooms,
room, stackable wa
dryer 3rd floor. About
blocks from beach
limited gulf view front
ond and third floor d
Available: 08/22/03,
mo., $600 sec. dep
Pets. Fay Massoletti
648-6739. 2tp
Apartment for rent.
Kenney 227-7241 or
227-2112. tf

House for rent: 2 bed
unfurnished; 457 Ma
St., Oak Grove; 3 block
St: Joe Bay, 227-7800.
tfc

Large 3/2 Gulf view ho
C-30 near Indian Pas:
Bar. Available 6-1, $90
Terms flexible. 653-16'

Efficiency-type apar
in P.S.J., furnished, al
ities inc. Weekly, Mo
rates. Call 639-3600.
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house
& refrig. cen. h&a.
porch. carport & laund
* Large 2 bedroom
ment. stove & refrig.,
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3
house, ,1 1/2' ba.,
laundry rm., -ch&a,
washer & store, fully c
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home
heat & air, washer,
hook-up:
* One bedroom, apat
washer/' dryer hookup
229-6777 after 7 PM..






Unfinished Furnitu
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing S
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since l
Call John Reeves at 2S

Beautiful! solid wood
headboard w/mirror
drawers w/bed fri
$200. Call 229-6222.
2ti

For Sale: Console Plan
229-8978 after 5:00
message. ,
Queen box spring,
frame, headboard, mi
$175, 30 cup coffee
$15, desk lamp $10.
1893. 2t


SSt.
rn. 3
central
>n 1st
bath-
w/ice-
dish-
aicro-
i 2nd
bath-
.sher/
ut 1.5
and
n sec-
decks.
$800
., No
850-
?7/17
Call
r Phil
c7/17

Room,
adison
s froi

c6/26
me on
s Raw
0/mo.
75
fc7/3

tment
lU util-
onthly


Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc6/1





Moving Sale Fri & Sat 8 ?
Rain or shine. '2400
McKinnon St.' PSJ on the cor-
ner of Duval in Oak Grove.
ltp7/24

Yard Sale at 311 & 325
Pompano St. in Port St. Joe,
Sat., 8am-12pm. Rain can-
cels. ltp7/24
Moving sale Sat., 7/26 at
1304 Palm Blvd PSJ. 8am -
1pm. Furn. like new dryer,
misc household Items, too
much to list. ltp7/24

Yard Sale' Albums, books,
furniture, dishes, toys, pots
and pans. All must sell! 2254
SW Hwy. 97. Beside Treasures
By The Sea. Highlandview.
Thursday and Fri: 10 till
3:00. ltp7/24


tfc6/5
Front desk help wanted,
computer experience needed.
,stove Evenings and weekends only.'
screen Applyin person Apalach Best
ry rm. Western. 2tc7/24
apart-
wash- C.R. Smith & Son, Inc. is
bdrm. accepting applications for
inside clerical position part time or
dish- full time office related
;arpet- duties, answering phones,
filing, data entry etc. Starting.
pay $6.50 per hour. Call
auto 850-229-6018 to set up an
/dryer, appointment for interview.
tment, tfc7/24
Call C.R. -Smith & Son, Inc. is,
t6/5 accepting applications for'
CDL, Class B Dump Truck
S Drivers We aye growing and
Sexpandingt~ Must ,have .clean
di-ving -recrd,' be able to
pass a DOT drug test and
operate heavy equipment to
load your own truck. Call
re @ 850-229-6018 to set up an
interview. tfc7/24
hOPP Driver with class A or B
198 CDL license 'Big wheel recy-
982 cling. 229-7717. 1420
C474 Industrial Dr. Port St Joe, FL.
2tp7/24
Queen FULL TIME Bookkeeping
and position. Must have experi-
ame ence in A/P, A/R, Payroll,
2 Quicken/or Quickbooks, MS
c7/24 Excel. Call Barbara Harmon
C Mexico Beach Harmon
leave Realty, Inc. 850-648-5767.
tfc6/5 tc7/24
bed Exp. outboard and inboard
mechanic. Salary depends
ror on exp. Located at PSJ
maker Marina. Ph# 850-229-7713.
227- 2tp7/17
p7/17


I ORRET


Need young man to help
work around home. 229-
6387. ltp7/24'
Healthcare front office
staff needed for busy office.
Experienced only need apply.
,Job requires phone savvy,
computer skills and ability to
* handle scheduling for a busy
office. Send resume to P.O.
Box 68, Wewahitchka, FL
32465 or fax to (850) 639-
6565. 2tc7/24
WANTED Young man to
work in convenience store.
Apply in person at Cape
Trading Post, 4975 Cape San
Blas Rd. tfc7/17

Bay St. 'Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the following
positions: Full time LPN (2)
7a-3p, (1) 11p-7a. Affordable
medical insurance, -uniform
allowing, shift diff. Call Tricia
at 229-8244 or apply in per-
son to 220 Ninth St. Port St.
Joe, Florida. tfc7/24
Adjunct Clinical Instructor
(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-
site: HTTP://DEPT.GULF-
COAST.EDU/JOBS/ or Job
line: 850-873-3540. GCCC is
an EA/EO employer:
Minorities and females
strongly encouraged *', to.
apply. 4tc7/10
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 tw6 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.
324.7: tfc7/3
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens Assoc. is looking'for
a part time worker to' be
available on call. This posi-
tion would require the work-
er to perform light house-
leeeping duties, on occasion
sit with an' elderly person,
run errands, shopping, etc. If
you have dependable trans-
portation, are looking for
extra income, have a high
school diploma, then this
might be a position for',you.
For further information
please call Marion or Debbie'
at 229-8466. We are an
Equal Opporturity Employer.
requiring a drug screernng
and FDLE background
Check. 2tc7/17

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


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

Established real estate
office has openings in the
Rental Dept. Requires com-
puter and public relation
skills and, some weekend
duty. Fax resumes to .648-
5779:or call for an interview
at 648-5777. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. ffc6/12
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center is now
taking applications for the
following positions- CNA's (2)
.FT 3-11 lon.-Fri. CNA's (4)
Baylor, W/E: work 32, paid
for 40. Keep your same
assignment Affordable
health i insurance, uniform
allowance. EOE, drug, free
workplace. Call Tricia 850-
229-8244 ext. 113 for inter-
view. tic6/12
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
Experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

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

,ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No expen-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$9O wetly 'plus benefits:
No CDL? No problem! Short
term training now available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
5tc7/3
"Come grow with us."
Coastal Design &
Landscaping, Inc., is looking:
for team players and team
leaders to join our rapidly
growing company.
Experience in landscape
implementation and' irriga-
tion is a plus. Call 229-8880
for further information.
Coastal Design &
Landscaping, Inc. is commit-
t:,ted to a Florida Drug Free
Work Place. ,. tfc6/26

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc6/5


Willard's

Appliance Repair
V'Emergency Service Available
VWarranty Work For All M r Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485

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


rLUO W IVIALL CILIINEr" ;
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Ihc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \



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


DRIESBACH CLEANERS CLOCK REPAIR
S180 AVENUE C Old.,rrM a .Nira;*,'rvarr C ,-
(.,dl'4dh ( Pii.mmdih -ail',,,, t-hck
Pick-up and Delivery 4m,. P, '
850-227-1671 6485165


J. C. Enterprises .202 Reid Avenue FOR RENT OR LEASE
Port St. Joe, ag e
l. 32456 Dry storage space
S 850.227.9414 I ..
SFax229-6041 3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031

adioShack
S Authorized Sales Center MII STR AG
MINI. STOR -


Robert E. King DDS.

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Apoointment


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

Voice/TrY Access
.(352)472-3952 W


Ofle: us Reid Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


BEACH

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

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


Circle S Refinishing
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

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

AMARVIN'S Satellite
Service & Antennas
6331 GeorgiaAve, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 M
Call (850) 647-3171
Cell (850) 899-1061


COASTAL STEAMWAT
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We clean them. Best equipment on the market.
Call 6fiv4e estimate n
647-3834


COMMERCIAL .CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULF "P ME CO.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-229-1355




Make your


"Dre eeam


a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, MB.A


850-647-8028


Ssooi IL




Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 u 850-227-6131
Utlliu & liii. ll. IC l-i. i I


Ir--h- + ivit
&0Spa


New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.


*Above Ground Pools Starting at $995 Free Water Testing
Liquid 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


AMERICA SCRE


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

* Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
t1c724


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATTjFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood w Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS ,.t Concrete
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED rO- IT r
TiE STORMSI -l Ay TO 09T. 90 a Kt
www.larryjoecolson.com '' "
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & ns.) 850-653-2098


Wanted two people with
some carpentry exp. for gen-
Seral labor. 850-647-2979.
tfc7/17

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






Lost Baseball Glove between
Garrison Averand White City .
,This glove is worth nothing
Sbut the memories cannot be
,replaced. Reward offered,
please call 229-5429 or 927-
4700. ltp7/24

Found in the vicinity of the
beaches Hwy 98. Sm. white
male Bichion/ Poodle mix
(maybe). Call 227-1472.
Itp7/24






Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Bbx 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net or
call 639-5401 and leave your
,name, :phone number,, and
address. tfc7/24
For: Sale: Fold out. tent
camper with Add-A-Room.
Can be towed behind motor-
Scycle or small car. Sleeps
two Kamparroo mod,-i..$500
i -rmi 647- 1647 alter l' 5 30
,-.iT. .. 4tp7/24
Gas cooktop, 4 burner, nat-
ural gas, cream color. $25.
647-1647 after 5:30 ET
2tp7/14

Whirlpool dryer like new
$125, whirlpool upright
freezer $100, Sears 38" lawn
tractor w/ bagger runs'good
$150. Call 229-8058.
Itp7/24

Need young man to help
work around home. 229-
6387 ltp7/27
Travel trailer 1993
Gullstream 24 ft. Innsbruck.
Call 227-1253. : ltp7/24
Antique peddle sewing
machine, good condition,
and a sofa/buffet table with
Queen Anne legs. Call 850-
229-6505 after 5:30 pm.
2tp7/24


TRDE &SEVIE
















THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. FL THURSDAY. JULY 24. 2003


T


ProSun 16 bulb tanning bed
for personal use. Exc. cond.
$1,600 o.b.o. Call (850)227-
5523. 2tp7/17

WANTED woodworking
tools. Can be old, new, hand
or electric powered. Also
need a Radial Arm saw. Call
Roy at 827-6869. 4tp7/3







IATTN] Land home pckgs.
PSJ, Howard Creek,
Wewahitchka, Why Rent?
Call James Victory, Gulf
SCounty Coordinator for Sil's
Mobile Homes. 850-785-
4671. Home 850-229-5457.
5tp7/17

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

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

UPGRADE -YOUR OLD
HOME with al new hurricane
zbne constructed double
wide, little or nothing out of
pocket. Call Frank for details
522-9303 or 527-1463
nights & weekends. tfc6/5

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

FIRST TIME BUYERS As
little as $500 down, two
years on job, no derog. cred-
it. Call Mr. Action @ 522-
9300 or 527-1463 nights. m t/s

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


PROPERTY OWNERS noth-
ing down on new turn key
double wides up to 5 bed-
rooms, low rates, up to 30 yr.
Call 522-9300 or 527-1463.
tfc6/5

DOWN. PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc6/5

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

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

DOWN PAYMENT ASSIS-
TANCE Gov. loans with lit-
tle or nothing down on
mobile home, land and
improvements. 2-5 bed-
rooms. Call 522-9300 or
527-1463. tfc6/5







Two CFA registered Persian
kittens for sale. Male snow
white, Female black, flat
face. $200 each or $350,
both. Available July 26th.
850-647-5120, leave mes-
sage. 2tp7/17







Gulfview, Treasure Dr. lot#9
approx. 86'x 124'. $315,000.
440-349-1113. 4tp7/10

Lot # 28 Seascape Dr.
approx. 87' x. 184', first uer.
great view of gulf. $335,000.
440-248-8314. 4tp7/10


Quality Home Center, Inc.

3423 E. 15th St. Panama City


REPO'S
02 24x52, 3Br/2Ba ...... .... $29,995
99 28x52, 3Br/2Ba .........$27,995
02 28x56, 4Br/2Ba.......... $31,900
97 16x80, 4Br/2Ba ............ $19,995
99 -28x76, 4Br/2Ba. ...... .. $39,900
98 -:28x80. 4Br/2Ba ,, ,,,;,. ,$43,900
97 28x70, 4Br/r2Ba... ... ; $39,900
NEW
04 16x80, 3Br/2Ba.. .. ......$33,900
2 NEW Land/Home pkgs, $0 dn., pay-
ments as low as .... .. ... $583 mo.


00 28x56, 4Br/2Ba, land home pkg., 1/2
acre lot, $465 mo. $0 dn.


850-763-4266


WATERFRONT 500 ft.
Deep water. $499,000.00.
CBRE, Inc. Don Yarbrough,
8 5 0 64 8 4 6 1 8
sandyarb@gtcom.net.
3tp7/24

House for Sale In Wewa, 3
bed and 2.5 bath, front and
back porch, 1 acre lot.
Fenced back yard, 2 car car-
port, 639-6918 after 4pm.
2tp7/17

MEXICO BEACH Cozy
cottage. Easy walk to beach.
$149,900.00. CBRE, Inc.
Don Yarbrough 850-648-
4618, sandyarb@gtcom.net
3tp7/24

3 BR/ 1 1/2BA, fenced yard,
big lot at 1908 Juniper Ave.
Close to school and shop-
ping. $135,000. 615-883-
6469. 3tp7/17

3-bedroom/1-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, $130,000. Please call
for appointment, home is
rented. 229-1711. tfc6/5

Houses for Sale: 2BR/1BA
on 3 lots, $29,000. 4BR/1BA
on 2 1/2,lots, $39000, Barn
on 3 lots $24,000. Call 639-
2511 after 4:00. tfc6/5
St. Joe Beach, very nice 3br/
2ba double lot, new ondura
.roof, double garage, land-
scaped, 1/2 block from
beach. $229,000. Pelican
Walk Real Estate. 850-648-.
4995. 4tc7/3

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

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

HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5

GULF FRONT
Single Family Home
5 bedroom, 3 bath
Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty
Joan Lovelace,
Broker/Associate
S 1-800-239-4959
,Cell: 850-527-2560
www.thebeachslte-.eom.
Lfc6/5

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


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character refs. Call Diana:
227-3411 /24M

Crystal's Cakes & Sweets.
Need a birthday or wedding
cake, or pies etc. Call 229-
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Landscaping and Handy
Man Service
(Family Owned)
Landscaping & Yard
Maintenance, Home Repair,
Mowing & Weeding,
Walkways & Edging, Garden
Arbors & Gazebos, Planting
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Retaining Walls, Brush
Removal & Clean Up,
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We specialize in water fea-
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Free Estimates
Contact Jim Turner 227-
2522' 4tp7/17

Small Engine Repair
Parts, Blades, Engines
Jobie Barfield 639-3600
tfc7/03

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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
OAKWOOD .iCC ELI .ANC E CORFORA.
TION, LLC,
Fairmi-a
vs. C.iE rjO 2 .i .r r
DIVISION
DANNY J. QUICK, et al,
-.. Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated June 30. .2003 and
entered in Case NO. 2003-82-CA of the
Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for GULF
County. Florida wherein OAKWOOD
ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, LLC. is
the Plaintiff and DANNY J. QUICK;
CHRISTIE E. QUICK; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest,
and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF
THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 11th day of August,
2003, the following described property
as set forth in said FinalJudgment:
LOT 14:-
COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD AND
CAP MARKING THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF SECTION 12. TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH. RANGE 10 WEST. GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND THENCE GO
NORTH 01 DEGREES 08'MINUTES 21
SECONDS EAST ALONi THE L.Si'T
"BOUNDARY 'LINE, OF-SAiD SCOIUTH.-
EAST QUARTER OF.Tl-E NORTHEArST
QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF
1337.97 FEETTO A CONC RETE MN Ol
UMENT MARKING THE NORTHE.-ST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHAST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING,
GO SOUTH 87 DEGREES 13 MINUTES
14 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE.
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER FOR A DIS-
TANCE Ot 606.60 FEET; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID NORTH BOUND-
ARY LINE GO SOUTH 14 DEGREES 27
MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR A
DISTANCE OF 105.86 FEET; THENCE
GO SOUTH 83 DEGREES 56 MINUTES
50 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 163.85 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUND-


ARY LINE OF GLENN DRIVE (HAVING
A 66 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY),
SAID POINT BEING ON A CURVE
CONCAVE EASTERLY, THENCE GO
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID
RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE
ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT WHICH HAS A RADIUS OF
1317.59 FEET AND A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 06 DEGREES 17 MINUTES
44 SECONDS FOR AN ARC LENGTH
OF 144.78 FEET (CHORD BEARS
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 44
SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
144.70 FEET). THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE
GO NORTH 68 DEGREES 49 MIN-
UTES 39 SECONDS EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 747.76 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST'QUARTER, THENCE GO
NORTH 01 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 21
SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST
BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE
OF 16.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 14, GLENN
ESTATES, UNRECORDED.
LOT 15:
COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD AND
CAP MARKING THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER.
OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 10 .WEST,' GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE GO
NORTH 01 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 21
SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF. SAID SOUTH-
EAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER FOR A DISTANCE OF
1321.24 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF
BEGINNING GO SOUTH 68 DEGREES
49 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 747.76 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY BOUNDARY LINE OF GLENN
DRIVE (HAVING A 66 FOOT WIDE
RIGHT OF WAY), SAID POINT BEING
ON A CURVE CONCAVE EASTERLY.
THENCE GO SOUTHEASTERLY
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE
ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT WHICH HAS A RADIUS OF
1317.59 FEET AND A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 05 DEGREES 07 MINUTES
03 SECONDS FOR AN ARC LENGTH
OF 117.68FEET (CHORD BEARS
SOUTH 23 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 42
SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
117.64 FEET), THENCE DEPARTING
SAID RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY LINE
GO NORTH 63 DEGREES 42 MIN-
UTES 36 SECONDS EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 723.66 FEET TO A POiir.T
ON THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER, THENCE GO
NORTH 01 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 21
SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST
BOUNDARY LINE FOR A DISTANCE
OF 57.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND'
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 15, .GLENN
ESTATES,-UNRECORDED.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO, DESCRIBED AS.A 2002
OAKWOOD 1077, IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER HOGA20K03618, TITLE
.NUMBER 85502507.
A/K/A 114 Woodpark Drive,
Wewahitchka, FL 32425
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on July 1, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish July 24 and 31, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA. IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 03-13-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION.
', k a Firtl iru on NaionaJ Bank. suc-
'.ess.jr t. miiere w.it First Union
National Bitrdlh :I Fliodi
Plaintiff
[RON A BLISS u'k,a MIYRON
SBLiS. MALRY H BLISS JWAE.'JOl-iN
DCE ficou.u.u names representing
Lenr,,n,' in posse asion. and' ALL
LiUr.jKriVN FAR TIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPER-
TY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary' Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Declaratory Relief
dated June 30, 2003, and entered in
Case No. 03-13-CA of the Circuit Court
for Gulf County. Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
the Front Door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida,jat 11:00 a.m. on


the llth day of August 2003, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment:
Commence at the NE Comer of the NW
1/4 of the SW..1/4 of Section 24, T4S,
RIOW, and extend a line South along
the East Line of said NW 1/4 of the SW
1/4 for 552.4 ft.: thence turn Westerly
for 26 ft. to a POB; from the POB con-
tinue the line last described:Westerly
for 16 ft:; thence turn Southerly for
100 ft.; thence turn Easterly for 165
ft.: thence turn Northerly for 100 ft. to
the POB. It is the intention of the
Grantor to deed a parcel of property
165 ft by 100 ft. and that said parcel
may be further described as follows:
Beginning at the NW Corner of Lot One
(1), in Block Eight (8) of Britt's
Subdivision; Unit One (1), and contin-
uing Southerly along the West bound-
ary of said Block Eight (8) for 100 ft.;
thence continue Westerly for 165 ft. to
the R/W line of West Second St.;
thence continue Northerly parallel to
the R/W line of West Second St. for 100
ft.; thence continue Easterly for 165 ft.
to the POB.
TOGETHER WITH all the improve-
ments now or hereafter erected on the
property, and all easements,' rights,
appurtenances, rents, royalties,,miner-
al, oil and gas rights and profits; water
rights and stock and all fixtures now or
hereafter attached to the property.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabili-
,ties needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the individual or agency send-
ing notice no later than seven days
prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida
Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on July I, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingri, ik Clerk .
ClerC; :.1 die Circui' Cour
6B ; Berr Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish July 24 and July 31, 2003.
IN THE UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF
FLORIDA
PANAMAA CITY DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff,
vs. 5:01cv309/RH
WENONA GAYLE FULLER, -
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA and
WEWAHITCHKA STATE BANK,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
UrNDER UiD B'Y 'RiRTUE O'F .A FiNAL
DECREE OF Fo-'RECLCi3.I'F E iEN-
DE RED IrI THE .,BCO',-T .T'inED CASE
O(Nf MARCH 7 20"'2 : 6I 1- HE UNiTErD)
STATES Di Tiic'T COUiRI FOR THE
NORTHERN Di iTJCT Or FL3ORD.i
iri FAV.'OR ~jr THE PLAirniFF THE
JilJDERSi.;jED AMFO(NTED IN SMAID
DECREE, WILL ON THE 7TH DAY OF
AUGUST, 2003, AT.12:00 NOON, IN
FRONT Or THE GLLF COUTiNT COLUR
THOLISE DOOiR iN TiHE CIT' OF FORT
ST J.IE FLORIEDA OFFER FOR 53 LE
AND SELL AT PUiBLiC OUTCRY TO
THE HIGHEST BIDDER. THE FOL-
LOUINGC DESCRIBED PROPERTY
SITUATED, LYING AND BEING IN
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Lot 3, Block "B": A parcel of lared lirv
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
particularly described as follows:-.. :
Commence at the-Southeast Corner-of
the Southwest Quarter of the
Northwest Quarter of said Section 36;
thence go South 00 degrees 20. min-
utes' 39 seconds 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 South 88 degrees 46 min-
utes 04 seconds West il.on said
Northerly right of way '..ur.ai r line
Ior a di.Lj-.re .I i26 .35 leeir t a F.ptir
cI m r.ner a t.ie orj u ,' i el rl nart
I'- 1 S t .: : .r,i r .:.I S r ,ri,.:...:dl
L e.",- tt=;a r, .. f6, ..:., .,1 .: .nr et .:,l"
Frr'om said P'.AIn'u:, m Be-rinnui >rir". nu,-ue
South 88 degrees 46 minutes 04 sec-
*onds West along the Northerly right of
way boundary, lne of Bryan Setterich
Road for a distance of 177.00 feet;
thence depIT ini said Northerly right
of way btcunai~ 3 line, go North 01
degrees 21 minutes 11 seconds West
for a distance of 246.10 feet thence go
North 88 degrees 46 minutes 04 sec-.
onds East for a distance of 177 feet to
the Westerly right of way boundary line
of Crestwood Lane: thence go South 01
degrees 21 minutes 11 seconds East
along said Westerly right of way bound-
ary 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, urirecorded..
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


CONCERNING THE ABOVE PROPER-
TY CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE
U.S. ATTORNEY, TELEPHONE NO.
850/444-4000, EXT 4009. SALE IS
SUBJECTTO CONFIRMATION OF THE
COURT. METHOD OF PAYMENT IS BY
POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR CERTI-
FIED CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE
U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE. TEN PER-
CENT OF HIGH/ACCEPTABLE BID IN
CERTIFIED CHECK OR CASHIER'S
CHECK (NO CASH) WILL BE ACCEPT-
ED WITH THE BALANCE DUE WITHIN
48 HOURS. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT
TO STATE AND LOCAL TAXES.
DATE: 7-01-2003
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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.,02-407
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING
CORP., Duluth, GA 30096
Plaintiff,
v.
GREGORY A. STEPHENS: THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GREGORY A.
STEPHENS; 1E5BORA K. STEPHENS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBORA'
K. STEPHENS; AND THE UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT,
pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Judgment
Of Foreclosure and Re-Establishment
of Note entered in the above-captioned
action, I will sell the property situated
in Gulf County, Florida, described as
follows, to wit:,
Commence at a concrete monument
marking the South Quarter (SE corner
of SW 1/4) comer of Section 18, T5S,
R9W, Gulf County, Florida, thence go
North 00 degrees' 13' 48" East along
th East boundary line of the SW 1/4
of said Section 18 for a distance of
63.29 ft. to the Northerly r/w boundary
line of County Road No; 381; thence go
North 89 degrees 32' 13" West along
said Northerly R/W boundary line for a
distance, of 313.00 feet to a point of
intersection with the Westerly R/W
boundary line of Quail Drive (having a
66 foot wide R/W) for the POB; from
'said POB go North 89 degrees 32' 13"
West along said Northerly R/W bound-
ary line of county Road No. 381 for a
distance of 123.50 ft.; thence departing
said Northerly R/W boundary line of
County Road No. 381 go North 00
degrees 37' 18" East for a distance of
265.57 ft.; thence go South 89 degrees
22' 427 East for a distance of 123.50 ft.
to the Westerly R/W boundary lin of
Quail Drive;: thence go South 00
degrees 37' 18" West for a distance of
265.23 ft. to the POB. Said parcel of
land lying and being in the SW 1/4 of
section 18, T5S, R9W, Gulf County,
Florida..
Also known as Lot 2, Quail Ridge
Estates; unrecorded.
TOGETHER WITH a 200, 60 x 28
Waierly Mobile Home, Serial No.
LFLX70ABg7695WC31.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder..for cash at the Gulf County
Courthouse, Port St. Joe, Florida, at
11:00 EST a.m., on the 1st day of
August, 2003.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice
Publish July 17 and July 24, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 14TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF.
vs. No. 03-97CA
Barry L. Hand; Lisa Hand, et al,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that,.pursuant
to that Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dat.d Jurf 3-0 2003, and entered in
,.civil v i nu.ToDer .03-97CA,; of the
Circuit Court .:.1i me 14Lh .iudi;: al
CIicUl bi and i.:.r GuIlCoiunr Florida
wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS. INC., is
Plaintiff and Barry L. Hand: Lisa Hand,
is/are Defendant(s), I will sell' to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the
front steps of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin
Boulevard, Port St. Joe, Florida, Gulf
SCounty, Florida, at 11:00 am on the
1st day of August, 2003, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit: i
FARM #115, GULF COUNTY FARMS,
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP
5 SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. THENCE SOUTH
03 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE
OF SECTION 30 FOR 3224.57 FEET
THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 43


MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST FOR
2154.29 FEET;- THENCE SOUTH'.I18
DEGREES 16 MINUTES 20 SECONDS
EAST FOR 240.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE
NORTH 71 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 40
SECONDS. EAST FOR 726.00 FEET;'
THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREES 16
MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST FOR
'240.00 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 71
DEGREES 43 MINUTES 40 SECONDS
WEST FOR 726.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 18 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 20
SECONDS WEST FOR 240.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. i
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt
Collection Practices Act you* are
advised that this law firm is deemed to
be a debt collector attempting to collect
a debt and any information obtained
will be ued Il.:.rr i.a, purpo" e
Dated the .30lr, .ldi ,:. .i js- 2 ,:,3
Dougla- C Bru-mrrignirr. Cerki:
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish July 17 and July 24, 2003
SIN THE CIRCUIT.COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
EM ERALE CO,.A5T FEDERAL CREDIT
iNiOri I K a STT .iOE P.XAER,%LIRS
FEDERlA. CREDiT i.iiOCN
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 02-416-CA
.ST ATE OFr Li.i'-ILR I,,.'.D DEAN
:.,g ,h ii FPerii .:n F..'pre i'r.' uLi, .I- 11,
Crystal Williams, Kellianne Byrd, and
Meair,. VWas.-. an j'-.- MARGARET
COriN DEV.I i.nd C Ri' STAL WILLIAMS,
KELLIANNE BYRD, MEGAN WATSON
and MARGARET CONN DEAN, individ-
ually,
Deferd rat
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is.hereby giventhat pursuant to
S a F'il judigrmenit 'l F.:rrcl:sui .r- datei
June .30 2003 and i.,Lrc.' r L ,:i 1i.
Case. No. 02-416-Ca of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida. in and
for Gulf County, wherein EMERALD
COAST FEDERAL CREDIT -UNION,
f/k/a ST. JOE PAPERMAKERS FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION. Plaintiff and
ESTATE OF LUTHER DAVID DEAN,
through, its Persona Representative(s)
Crystal Williams, Kellianne Byrd and
Megan Watson and/or MARGARET
CONN DEAN and CRYSTAL WILLIAMS,
KELLIEANNE BYRD; MEGAN WATSON
and MARGARET 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 1,1:00 a.m., ET.on the,
Ist.day of August, 2003, the following
dei,:nEl.le pr.:.per-, as .er I.:'.nru' -, i ld
rinal .iJudem.-nr r.. -.'
LL5 2 a-.d 3 Bli.. itk 1. iLe I SOuUli
25 'feet *:' L:.t 3 Blo k, I1. ac.ordinr r, .
thie Olfiij m-nap thereof. ori ,ri e ri Lhe
Oi'I:ce ,o1 Lh'e Clera. of Ca o:di Co'.t o"f
Gulf County, -Florida -being the
Corrective/ Replat of Twin Lakes
Subddmlon. Urdi Ornc
DATED tiu 320"hm .a or.r J.rine 20u.'3
DOUGLS BIRM~INGiHAM
CIRCUiT COURT CLERK
6' s5 BErT il.i.riCE
Depun. Clerk
Fu liAsh b Jul% iO lrd.lu.J,' 24 21):'.3
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO; 2003-171-CA
ABN AMRO MORTGAGE GROUP,
INC., PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CHRISTOPHER S. JACKSON, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: CHRISTOPHER S. JACKSON
AND RACHEL JACKSON
whose residence is unknown if
nr-l ne "r''y be living; and if
he' ,s r.e .e', be'dead, the unknown
d.=rer.di A _i.: ".: mr ,,1 -p.:,.- .:: beiri
a-.ji.e-?dro: -e-: -r.... rr..c r
crc.dlht:.r -ru.ie-s ar.d -11 pirlie
claimir ei, Il:ria t t% tihri.ugh
.i-nder .:r aigai.nt ir.: L 'efer.ei clr.u h ,:
are not known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the piop-
erty described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED. that anr
action to foreclose a mortgage on the,
following property:
LOT #45, BLOCK "J", HOWARD
CREEK PROPERTIES, COMMENCE AT
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE,
NORTHEAST 1/4.OF SECTION 6,
TOWNSHIP 7 SOUTH, RANGE 8 WEST,.
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THENCE SOUTH 89'38'25" EAST
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 6, FOR 213.28 FEET.
THENCE SOUTH 2515'19" EAST FOR
14.16 FEET., THENCE SOUTH
24924'30" EAST FOR 1837.99, EET


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PAGE 10B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2003


TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH FOR
24'24'30" EAST FOR 100.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 6535'30" WEST FOR
218.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
24'24'30" WEST FOR 100.00 FEET
THENCE NORTH 65'35'30" EAST FOR
218.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. CONTAINING .50 ACRES
MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH
2002 PIONE DOUBLEWIDE
VIN#PH1220GA19699A and
PH1220GA19699B
has been fied against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs ,attorney.
whose address Is 801 S University
Drive #500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or
before August 16, 2003 (no later than
30 days from the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at GULF County, Florida this 8th
day of July, 2003.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Betty Justice
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE.SUITE 500
PLANTATION, FL 33324
03-11383(FM)SHLM
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 1-800-
955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770,
via Florida Relay Service.
Publish July 17 and July 24, 2003.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM MURLE TALBOTT, Deceased
File No.: 03-41PR
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
William Murle Talbott, deceased,
whose date of death was April 2, 2003(
File Number 03-41PR, is pending in
the Circuit Court. for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate -Division, the address
of which Is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below..
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice has 'been served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30


DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
SOD 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 17, 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
'/s/ Mel C. Magidson, Jr.
Attorney for the Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 261629
528 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800
Personal Representative:
/s/ D.,Reel Talbott
S10o North Federal Highway
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33432
SPublish July 17, and July 24, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0203-27
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
fTom any person, company, or corpora-
tion interested in providing the follow-
ing:
Brush Truck-Howard Creek Volunteer
Fire,Department
Specifications may be obtained at the
office of the Clerk of Court, Room 148,
Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr., Blvd. Any questions
regarding this bid should be directed to
Jinimy Alford, 528 South Murphy
Road, Wewahitchka, Florida, 32465,
(85Q) 827-1505 or (850) 899-6055.
Please indicate on, envelope YdUR
COMIPANY.' NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER on what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
August 1, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.T., at
the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr., Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will
be opened at this same location on
August 4, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
The:Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Jerry W. Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish July 17 and July 24, 2003
AMENDED PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of .an


PUBLIC NOTICES


Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING GULF
COUNTY ORDINANCE 97-02, ADOPT-
ING AND MAKING APPLICABLE
THOSE RULES AND REGULATIONS
OF THE ST. JOSEPH BAY AQUATIC
PRESERVE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR
EGLIN LANDS WITHIN GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
ENFORCEMENT, PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE, PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY
*Complete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners' Meeting on Tuesday,
August 12, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST in
the County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County
SCourthouse'Complex. Port St. Joe,
Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: JERRY BARNES, CHAIRMAN
Publish July 24 and 31, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
RECREATIONAL CAMPING WITHIN
GULF COUNTY DEAD LAKES PARK,
PROVIDING FOR CAMPING FEES AND
TAXATION OF SUCH FEES, PROVID-
ING METHOD OF COLLECTION AND
REMITTANCE OF SUCH FEES, PRO-
VIDING FOR REGULATIONS GOVERN-
ING CAMPING AND OPERATION OF
GULF COUNTY DEAD LAKES. PARK,
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT,
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY
*Complete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners' Meeting on Tuesday,
August 12, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST in
the County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: JERRY BARNES, CHAIRMAN
Publish July 24 and 31, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE
NO. 03-13-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION f/k/a First Union National
Bank, successor by merger with First
Union National Bank of Florida
Plaintiff,
v.
MYRON-A. BLISS a/k/a MYRON
BLISS; MARY H. BLISS; JANE/JOHN
DOE; fictitious names representing
tenants in possession; and ALL


UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT
TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROP-
ERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Declaratory Relief
dated June 30, 2003, and entered in
Case No. 03-13-CA of the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
the Front Door of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 11th day of August 2003, the fol-
Slowing described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment:
Commence at the NE Comer of the NW
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, T4S,
R10W, and extend a line South along
the East Line of said NW 1/4 of the SW
1/4 for 552.4 ft.; thence turn Westerly
for 26 ft. to a POB; from the POB con-
tinue the line last described Westerly
for 16 ft.: thence turn Southerly for
100 ft.; thence turn Easterly for 165
ft.; thence turn Northerly for 100 ft. to
the POB. It is the intention of the
Grantor to deed a parcel of property
165 ft. by 100 ft. and that said parcel
may be further described as follows:
Beginning at the NW Comer of Lot One
(1), in Block Eight (8) of Britt's
Subdivision, Unit One (1), and contin-
uing Southerly along the West bound-
ary of said Block Eight (8) for 100 ft.:
thence continue Westerly for 165 ft. to
the R/W line of West Second St.;
thence continue Northerly parallel to
the R/W line of West Second St. for 100
ft.; thence continue Easterly for 165 ft.
to the POB.
TOGETHER WITH all the improve-
ments now or hereafter erected on the
property, and all easements, rights,
appurtenances, rents, royalties, miner-
al, oil and gas rights and profits, water
rights and stock and all fixtures now or
hereafter attached to the property.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabili-
ties needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding should
contact the individual or agency send-
ing notice no later than seven days
prior' to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired. (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida
Relay Service.
WITNESS my hand aid the seal of this
Court on July 1, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Betty Justice, Deputy Clerk
Publish July 24 and July 31, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular monthly meeting for
July on Monday, July 28, 2003, at 5:00
p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County Public
Library, Library Meeting Room, .lO
Library Drive. Port St. Joe, Florida. All
who wish may attend and be heard.
Publish July 24, 2003
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION


THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following is a brief
description of each proposal change.'
Student Progression Plan
Economic Impact: These proposals
will result in no direct costs associated
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M:, E.T.
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Place: Port St. Joe High School
100 Shark Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules
can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law
being implemented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Sara Joe Wooten, Director of
Instruction and approved for consider-
ation by Jerry' E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendments: See above.
Publish July 24 and July 31, 2003
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The .following Is 'a brief
description of each proposal change.
8.61 Telecommunications Plan, FIRN2
and Internet Use
Economic Impact: These proposals
will result in no direct costs associated
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
HELD AT:
Time: 9:00 A.M., E.T.
'Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Place: Port St. Joe High School
100 Shark Drive
Port St. Joe, E1 32456
The entire text of the proposed rules
can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law
being impleriented and interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Charles Temple Watson, Director of
Support Services and approved for
consideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent..
Amendments: See above.
Publish July 24 and July 31, 2003


MINUTES... GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


MAY 27, 2003 CONTINUED.
,NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Gulf County
Commission recognizes the
immense environmental and eco-
nomic benefits of Florida State
Parks to the State's local commu-
nities by designating May, 2003
as Florida State, Parks Month and
encourage all citizens, to enjoy,
protect anrd: support Florida's.
beautiful and diverse State Parks
in May, '2003, aid in the years to
come, so future generations of
Floridlans and visitors may also
enjoy and learn about Florida's
unique natural and cultural her-
itage through these priceless
areas.
PASSED AND ADOPTED in
regular session on this 27th day
of May, 2003.
(End)
.ANIMAL CONTROL POSI-
TION
Chief Administrator Butler
presented applications received
for the animal control position,-
and requested direction from the
Board. After discussion,,
Commissioner. Peters motioned to
appoint Emergency Management
Director Wells, Planner
Richardson. and Building Official


Hammond (Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson to serve as an alternate) to
serve on the interview committee
for the animal control position.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it .passed unani-
mously.
ROADWAY ABANDONMENT
/ LIGHTKEEPER'S DRIVE
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed a roadway
(Lightkeeper's Drive) between
Beacon Hill Park and Integras
(Geri-Care),; and recommended
that Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson proceed with the roadway
abandonment process on a por-
tion of this road. Commissioner
Fox motioned to allow Emergency
Manageinent/911 Coordinator
Nelson to begin, the roadway
abandonment process for a por-
tdon of Lightkeeper's Drive located
between Beacon Hill Park and'
Integras ;(Geri-Care).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the monocn. and II passed unani-
mously Lpon discussion by
.Chief Administrator Buler, the
Board agreed that there will be no .
application fee, as the County
wants this abandonment.


COUNTY BUDGET
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that preliminary bud-
gets are to be submitted to the
Clerk's Office by June 1st, arid
recommended that a letter be
sent out to insure that the.
County has received all budget
*requests. Chairman Barnes dis-
cussed meeting with the Budget
Review Committee on Thursday.
Upon inquiry by County Attorney
McFarland, Chairman Barnes
called a special meeting to be.
held on Thursday, Mlas 30th at
4:30 p.m., E.T.'to dlicuss the
proposed budget with the Budget
Review Committee.
F.C.F. / COMP PLAN REVI-
SSION GRANT
Chief Administrator Butler
discussed the need for assistance
'with the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan grant appli-,
cation, and recommended that
the Board contract with Florida
Counties Foundation to help with
this project. Upon motion by.
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the recommendation (sole-
source).-
TO BE CONTINUED


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by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs
Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved advertised policy
change as submitted.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Pierce, the Board approved
cooperative Agreement between
the Gulf County School District,
North Florida ChId Development,
Inc., and Integras Therapy' and
Wellness Center, Inc. Quinn,
Wood, Pierce, Redd voted YEA;
Gaskin abstained from vote since
she is the Executive Director of
North Florida Child Development,
Inc:
SUPERINTENDENT'S
REPORT: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board
accepted the Superintendent's
recommendation that the May
Board meeting be moved to 9:00


a.m., ET, in order to recognize
support staff. Also, accepted the
Superintendent's recommenda-
tion that Temple Watson repre-
sent the Board as a non-voting
member to serve on the Public
School Facility Planning
Committee.
On motion by Mr. Redd, sec-
ond by Mrs. Pierce, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the 2003-04 school calendar.
On motion by Mrs. Wood,
second by Mrs. Gaskin, and.
unanimous vote, the Board
approved policy changes 2.20,
2.70, 2.80, 2.90, 3.10, SAO, 5.70,
5.711,5.80,6.17, 6.30, 6.547,
661, 6.62, 6.90, 7.31, 7.37,
7.73,8.11,8,12,8.13, 8.14, 8.15,
8.20, 8.22, 8.30, 8.31, 8.32, 8.35,
8.37, 8.38; 8.39, 8.40,
8.50,8.501,8.50, 8.501, 8.502,.
'8.51; 8.61, 8.70, 8.80,, 9.30,9.40,
9.50,9.60,9.70 for advertising.


The Board reviewed month-
ly school resource officer activity
report for Wewahitchka
Middle/Wewahitchka High
Schools for the month of
February, 2003. No action
required.
BOARD MEMBER CON-
CERNS: On motion by Mrs.
Wood, second by Mrs. Gaskin,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved its participation in
Florida School Board Association
Finance Module in Bay County
on April 21-22, 2003, and also for
participation in FSBA's Master
Bond Reinstatement program in
May 15-16,2003.
ADJOURNMENT: On
motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote,
the Board adjourned at 10:50'
a.m.


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