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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: August 7, 2003
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Ground Broken for
New Medical Center.. Pg. 4A

Woman Attacked .... Pg. 5A

Port Group
Visits Canaveral ..... Pg. 5A

Brakes Put on
Garrison Avenue .... Pg. 3A

Catfish Classic Set
for August 15 ....... Pg. 3A

Mold-A-Male/Female
A Rousing Success ... Pg. 9A
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 8-1OB
Church News ....... Pg. O0A
Law Enforcement News. .. Pg. 5B
Obituaries ... ...... Pg. OA
Society. ... : Pg. 2-3B


Hitting the


. $1,000,000


Jackpot
by Lynda Bordelon
Last Thursday was just an
ordinary day for Michael
Stringfellow -. until the final num-
ber was scratched off the lottery
ticket.
As with any other workday,.
Stringfellow was on his way to the


Michael Stringfellow
Gulf County. Correctional
I Institution as' he made his regular
visit to the Creek Stop and Deli
north of Wewahitchka..
That's when the ordinary day
became extraordinary.
Stringfellow, 28, became a
wealthy man, owner of one of only
10 $1 million "Cash Spectacular"
scratch-off lottery tickets.
When asked what.he did next,
Stringfellow said, "I put the lottery
ticket in the'safe and went on to
(See Jackpot on Page 6A)


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It's Back to School We Go



Over 2,000 Students and Teachers Will Start the 2003-04 Year Friday


by Tim Croft'
The dog days just arrive and all
of sudden summer is over.
School starts up again this
week for more than 2,000 kids and
a couple hundred or so teachers
and district employees as a new
year ushers in new faces, new
rules, even a new roof, as well as a
few familiar faces in new places.
The 2003-2004 school year will
begin for students on Friday, Aug.
8.
Teachers went back to work on
Tuesday.
"We are looking for a big wow
to start the year," said
Superintendent Jerry Kelley. "We
are looking for a great beginning."
Port St. Joe High School, at.
least, is taking up ,Kelley's chal-
lenge, kicking off school with skits,
games, music, a pep rally, the
Wacky Olympics, a surprise speak-
er, free lunches, T-shirts and
karaoke.
School start times in Port St.
Joe are 7:50 a.m. ET for the ele-
mentary students, 7:55 a.m. for
middle-schoolers arid 7:55 a.m. at
the high school.
First bell at Wewahitchka
Elementary is at 7:55 a.m. CT and
8 a.m. at both the high school and
middle school.
:The school day ends at any-
where from 2:15-2:45 p.m.,`
depending on school.
Local motorists are reminded
to 'pay attention to students stand-
ing at bus stops on the side of the
road and that both lanes must stop
while buses load, and unload.
.CHANGE APLENTY
The new year brings with it
plenty of change, .including an.
anticipated continued decline in
enrollment.
The district projected to the
state a full-time student enroll-
ment of some 2,050 this year,
though such numbers remain fluid
until the school, year is several
weeks old.
That is a decline of about 70
students from last year's final offi-
cial student calculation, and con-
tinues a trend that has seen enroll-
ment in the district slip by some
300 in the past six ,years.
Three schools will't have new
principals.
/ Bill Carr takes over for Clayton
Wooten, who retired, at Wewa-


hitchka Elementary.
Tim Wilder and Chris Earley
switched seats over the summer,
Wilder moving from Port St. Joe
Elementary to Port St. Joe High
and Earley taking the same path in
reverse, succeeding Wilder at the
elementary school.
High school students, particu-
larly ninth- and. 10th-graders,
embark on a new path carved
across the state by the legislature,
which has reduced the number of
credits required to graduate, offer-
ing students the option of finishing
high school in as little as three
years.
That has necessitated a
change in scheduling at Port St.
Joe, which returned to the six-peri-
od day after several years of block,
scheduling.
The Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT), which will
be administered next spring, con-
tinues its evolution as science,
which was introduced as a test
component ,last year, takes on
greater importance as it counts
toward student, and in turn
school, scores.
There'll be plenty of change' on
the athletic fields this year, also.
Start with new football, boys
basketball and baseball coaches at
Wewahitchka High School,. respec-
tively, Charles Winchester, Richard
Hollensworth and Wendell
Jackson.
The high school football teams
will begin a two-year pilot program
under which the Florida High
School Activities Association will


Last week's end of band camp for Port St. Joe High School's "Band of Gc
is around the corner. Students are back on Friday.


divide, the small. schools in North
Florida into urban and rutral dis-
tricts, regions and playoff brackets.
In part the result of a push by
.some two dozen North Florida
small public schools to form their
league, thenew format allows for-
the crowning of a, small-school
rural football champ in December.


The.new format will have little
effect on the regular season play
for Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka
high schools the impact will be
seen when playoff time arrives.
Port St. Joe will see the start-
up of a soccer program, which will
;begin at the junior-varsity level
with costs underwritten, for now,
by a booster club.


BUS CHANGES
There will be several changes
in the transportation of students in
Port St. Joe.
;* Just two buses will serve
North Port St. Joe, though they will
continue to make an early run for
elementary students and a later
(See School on Page 3A)


Congressmen, Visit the Apalachicola

Hobson and Boyd See Impact First Hand of WaterwayDredging


by Tim Croft
Congressman Charles Hobson
stood on Sand Mountain along the
Apalachicola River last week and
listened as the issues about the
dredging of the river swirled about
him.
As Hobson gazed over that
expanse of sand near Corley
Slough, he listened as local, state
and federal experts discussed navi-
gation windows, spoilage, fish habi-
tat and the health of the river and


Investing In A Community


by Tim Croft
Dannie Bolden left Port St. Joe
for greener pastures some 30 years
ago.
Now he's back to, he hopes and
believes, help sow the seeds of
revival.
Bolden, and his company,
Associates Resource Management
Company, have embarked on an
ambitious path to be, a partner in
the revitalization of North Port St.
Joe.
As the community as.a whole
moves forward to reap the benefits
of economic development that is

is 'ill


knocking at the door, Bolden hopes
to aid in ensuring that the area's
minority community is not left out-
side.
"We are trying to be a catalyst
for revitalization over here," Bolden
said during a recent stroll down
Martin Luther King Blvd. "As we
revitalize Port St. Joe, we can revi-
talize North Port St. Joe.
"It's. an ambitious vision we
have for over here, but it's attain-
able."
The jumping off point for
Bolden's efforts, which will come.in
several phases, sits at the corner of


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Dannie Bolden stands in front of what is left of the Campus Corner on
the lot, at Avenue C and MLK Blvd., where his company will soon begin
construction on a restaurant.


MLK and Avenue C.
Bolden has purchased, and in
turn demolished, the Campus
Corner, which at various times
housed a restaurant, grocery and
laundry mat.
On that lot, Bolden intends to
build a 6,000 square foot facility
which will include, over time, a
Southern cuisine restaurant and a
retail area to include a clothing
store, seafood market and small
grocery.
When it's all up and running,
Bolden believes the facility will
employ about 15.
"It's wonderful real estate, a
-great location," Bolden said. 'The
Campus Corner has a lot of senti-
mental value to me and has been a
center for a lot of years."
Work is scheduled to begin late
next month and span about 120
days, putting the opening of the
restaurant sometime in January,
in time for the tourist season.
The next phase of Bolden's
vision involves constructing afford-
able housing, whether single-fami-
ly homes or rental units, in the
area.
His company has already pur-
chased some lots, he said, and is
looking at 'others, particularly
along the stretch adjacent to MLK.
"We have a lot of condemned
old properties," Bolden said. "We
can build some nice homes and
rental properties."
And if Bolden can help create
wealth in the community by facili-
tating the creation of decent-paying
jobs, then those same folks benefit-
ing from new jobs are more likely to
remain in the community to sink
roots.
Bolden has reason to invest in
North Port St. Joe it is home.
(See Investing on Page 3A)


ay.
And, at one point, Hobson, in
his Midwestern inflection, stated
what so many this side of the
Florida line have believed obvious
for so many years. :
'There ought to be a better way
to do it," Hobson said. 'This doesn't
look very cost effective when you
look at it,. You have to come to see
it to understand it."
So he did.
Hobson, a Republican from
Ohio, fulfilled a promise last week
on the river, or his part of the dance
of politics, depending on viewpoint.
Hobson .:was tabbed as chair-
man- of the House appropriations
sub-committee, on Energy and
Water roughly six months ago.
During that panel's crafting of
an appropriations bill, they had
inserted funding to continue the
dredging ,of the river, about; $3.5
million.
It was funding not requested in
the budget President George Bush
had sent to the Hill.
As the bill reached the full
House appropriations committee,
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-
Florida, as he has come to do.annu-
ally, attempted to remove the
money from the bill, essentially de-


authorizing dredging of the river.
In years past, Boyd has been
blocked by lawmakers representing
upstream interests, and this year
the landscape appeared no kinder.
And, so, Hobson and Boyd
made a pact.
With Boyd's amendment likely
in trouble, Hobson asked Boyd to
withdraw it, in return for Hobson's
promise to come to.the river for a
first-hand look at the patient.
"I like to go out and touch and
feel," Hobson said. "You can't make
this decision in Washington. We are
going to take a look and then try to
do what's right.
S"I want to solve this problem of
dredging and what it is doing to
water quality. I don't want to be
intrusive, but I want to be helpful."
An'd, last Wednesday, there
were Hobson and Boyd, along with
officials from local, state and feder-
al stakeholders, embarking on a
cruise down the Apalachicola.
The intent was right, the tim-
ing, maybe, not so hot, with the
river nine to 10 feet higher than it
has been in years.
"We're just coming out of a five-
year'drought," Boyd noted. "Now we
have an extraordinary high water
table.


'This is not a good time to see
the damage that's been done."
It was recognizable, nonethe-
less.
Several spoils sites along the
river remained evident, and, of
course, there was that stretch of
sand that has become as much a
part of the local lexicon as, well,
Corley Slough.
(See River on Page 12A)


Roy Ogles, with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, uses a map to show the landscape
of the river and its basin to (at left) Congressman Charles Hobson, R-Ohio, and Congressman Allen Boyd, D-
North Florida, and Ted Hoehn of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (in cap).


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 07, 2003


EDITORIAL COMM ENTRY
COLUMN


.WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR





Just A Rumor, Let's Try




And Keep It That ay

News that Arizona Chemical has announced the company is
taking some downtime brought about a response that one might
have expected in a community that over the past five years has
seen downtime lead to a whole lot worse.
Rumors are flying, like wildfire about the significance and/or
underlying reasons for this happening. Those rumors basically
point to this downtime being the first step toward a total shutdown
of the plant: ..
It. really. is.not that unusual for a rumor to find its way around
.our community: In fact. I'-Veseen some spread.faster than a speed-
t-ig btdlli .from one end bf-the-coufity to the other.
I don't.blame people one little bit for having concern though.
We all saw enough adversity to last a lifetime when the mill went
down and I'm sure none of us want to see that happen again at any
magnitude. When it's announced that another plant is taking
downtime, human nature begins to take over and the stage is set
for some serious theorizing as..to what this "really" means.
Truth is Arizona has taken several days of downtime since the
mill has closed. It is not that unusual for their product inventories
to increase resulting in the plant shutting down for a period of time
St6 balance out inventory, or for that matter, address maintenance
..needs:
It is no secret that the country's economic engine has not been
hitting on all of its cylinders since 9/11. but there have been some
recent signs that a turn around is occurring. The industries that
use products, rosins and oil. manufactured at the plant have been
some of the hardest hit by these tough times.
Randy Brockman, local plant manager, stressed that this is
nothing more than an inventory downtime. He further emphasized
She did not want to use the term shutdown because of the conno-
tation the word often carries.
Now might be a good time for us to begin to take a new look at
Show we approach these issues. All of my brothers, sisters, neigh-
bors and friends hope to see Arizona Chemical Company running
for a long time. Furthermore, if you don't agree with the afore men-
tioned statement you probably had better not let any of those folks
knowyou don't agree with them.
We seem to make every effort humanly possible to draw new
jobs to the area: it might be equally beneficial for us to go sorhe-
what out of our way to tell those companies that are here how
much we appreciate them and would like to see them hang
around.
A resolution of support from county and city governments, let-
ters of encouragement, words of support and even some of the
same type economic incentives we would give to a new company
might help us see an increase in the number of employees or keep
the jobs we currently have at existing businesses and industries.
Just a few weeks ago the Gulf County Economic Development
Council hosted a thank you dinner for their economic partners
within the county. These are exactly the type things we need to be
doing to help make employers "feel good" about what they are
doing. The day of taking multi employee companies for granted
have gone.
SA really radical idea may be for employees to step forward and
do something that tells their employers just how much they are
appreciated.
S The good news today is that Arizona Chemical Company is not
closing its doors and has no plans to do so. Maybe the better news
S- is wehave even' opportunity we could \vant to express to all of the
.-:po-ters to be within the company hoxw much \ve want them to hang
Around and appreciate them being a part of this community.


Hu4414er Do4/4. W4V t kC4 by KesleyColbert


Aftermath. ..


Folks, ya'll remember that
scene from "Gone With The Wind"
where'the camera is panning back
from Scarlet as she walks from the
hospital in Atlanta after Sherman
and the Yankee army had visited?
\Tte buildings are bombed out and
burning. There are sick, maimed,
scuffed up and disheveled people
lying on the open ground from the
train station all the way back to
Peachtree Street! Wagons are
turned upside down. Donkey parts
,are scattered about. Street lights
are twisted and broken. Railroad
tracks are sticking up in the air.
Mass mayhem abounds.....
S Well, that's the way my house
looked after the thundering herd of
SCathy's kinfolks went through it
during the wedding last week!
You'd think ,I'd be writing about
how "they came down to visit" or


ho\\ they "honored us \lth their
presence"...... But somehow. in
this deal. words like descendnd.
"ravish" and 'devour" come to
mind instead!
I ain't never seen nothing like
it! They came, they attended. Je-ss
and Jessica's wedding, they ate,
they sunned, they talked, they
stayed and they stayed and they
stayed.....
And there was enough of them
that I thought for a while we were
gathering up for a.remake of "The
Ten Commandments"!
Cathy put the official count at
42. 'Course, as you know, she is
the master of understatement.
Either that or she didn't count the
children or that family of 12 from
England!
I quietly tried to help hler with
her math, "Cathy, haveyou looked
in the .driveway? We've got cars
stacked on top of each other -out
there! They're parked across the
street. Our neighborscan't get to
their, own houses. There's at least
50 vehicles out there! Are you
telling me 42 people drove 50 cars


do\nn here! There's got to be some
hanging chads somewhere in this
count...."
\e led over a hundred at the
rehearsal dinner! And I don't want
to go into that here that's fami-
ly business! But I'm still figuring I
got snookered on that onel Cathy
brought up some obscure Amy
Vanderbilt wedding rule about it
being "proper and considerate" to
invite all out of town guests' to the
rehearsal dinner....
That was like saying ~sic'um"
to a: highly trained' Doberman
Pincher guard dog! .
:My good friend and first
cousin Paul Gant says he gave me_
the "cousin rate" on the bar-b-que
plates! I think he and my \wife went
to the same counting school!!. ,
We took a wedding picture of
the happy bride and groom sur-
rounded by the family. Of,course,
the camera man had to get up in
the: balcony with a wide angle lens
and Jo Blair had to stand sideways
to get every one in the shot! At that
distance I couldn't distinguish the
groom from that other Jesse that


drove dowv.n from Chattanooga
They got to \isitng and remi-
niscing and hugging and laugh-
ing-they all just decided they
were having too much fun to leave.
They picked up a couple dozen
tol\els and headed to the beach.
This group is pretty self sup-
portive. They have their own elec-
trician. And jeweler. And doctor.
There are several teachers. A
banker. A businessman: or two.
The children's ages range from one
to sixty-eight. I've often thought if
we. cold just get a cousin to marry
a psychiatrist we'd be complete!
I took Hunter and Jack dcown
to the baseball field for a little bat-
ting practice. Believe you me it was
the highlight of the week! Pretty
soqn after that a group' insisted
that T personally escort them to thie
beach-- well, like I said, the base-
ball was the high light::-..
Mary Dudley 'is one of my
favorites in the whiol group. She
said she wanted me to make sure I
got her name in the paper. I said,
' Marn' Dudley, you go home right
See Kesley on Page 3
I. -


It'sAll Mana From Heaven, Except Pinch-Hitig For An Institution


Now they've got me pinch-
hitting for an institution.- -
:-I need an institution,
Which is akin to saying my,
..:. feet .can be found at the far
end of my legs. .
Anyway;, it's one thing to-
receive a promotion, let alone
have it splashed across the
front page for all the world to
Ssee.
Next thing you know,
Willie is asking me to pinch-
hit fdr Mr. iWesley.
SThisis getting scary.
By now, I would haye..
thought 'it was evident "to
.Wlllie that attention and me,
well, \we go together about as
'well as mustard and' apple
butter,
I've always prided myself
on the fact that instead of
.being one of, those in-your-
face-with- an-inquisition
reporters, I was more your


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey
(r


everyday, fly-on-the-wall
hack.
Oh, I have fun with words,
love learning and to tell sto-
ries and provide information'
that readers enjoy or can use.
.But, wthen it's all .boiled.
.donwn, I'm pretty' much .writ-'
ing for myself: .
It's a passion, like some
,people love, to create" .busi-
.nesses or study: insects or live
and die. by the Boston Red
Sox.,
It's whatI love, was,grown
up on. Newspaperirig, jour-
nalism, reporting it's .all


manna from heaven for me.
Only one thing would be
-harder to part with -in my life
and that is my wife. '
Bu~t;. in turn. she could
attest, forlornly I'm sure, that
I also have- a difficult time
r uderstaniding wlhy. anyone,
'arid I meann anyone, would
.actually bother to read any-
thing :,that hadl: my :name
across the top.
SIve always figured that
the- real. reason ,my editors
have ever, wanted a byline, my
byline, across the top of the
story was to alert readers on


what to' avoid.
I hack away at it, though,
arid Willie is about as good a
boss as I've encountered, 'So
when he .approached me
abdut assuming pxtra duties,
I had no problem.
More than happy to help
out any way--I' can;:` the paper, actually papers,
better products. It's a kick
and, in a'little more realistic
terms, job security.
But this stuff about "News
:Editor," well, .that I wasn't so
sure about. I provided about
as much cooperation with
Willie on that one as a'six-
year-old does at bath time.
If you had told me, when I
set out in this business 13
years ago, that editor was
ever going to be attached to
my name I'd have told you
that the Red Sox would soon-
er win the World Series,.


which, they haven't accom-
plished since World War I.
Never aspired to be an
editor, shuddered at the'
.thought of being an editor.
I-had enough of leading a
department, overseeing oth-
ers, in the hotel business.
I worked for several years
as,. a manager for a major
hotel chain, Traveled the
country, opened hotels, start-
ed departments in 'which I
was the only one for whom
English was a first language,
and ate my way at least par-
tially up the corporate food
chain.
..:And felt like an imposter
.the. entire time, wondering
when the day would come
that some corporate yuckety-
yuck would find me out and
pluin astonished when. it
never came.
In other words,. too much


self-esteem is likely never, to
be considered one of my char-
acter flaws.'
So this title, editor, thing;
forgive me, fits about, as well
as: the powder-blue leisure
suit that's been in the back of'
my closet since disco went
from king to exile.
Whichis, in part, why Mr.
Wesley: needs to get his
behind back behind the com-
puter.
It's one thing to be tapped
as an- editor, another entirely
to be tabbedl to sit in for an
institution.
,,We all should be afraid,
very'afrajd.
In fact, the reader is
advised that upon completing
this column he or she should
proceed immediately to a door
.or window has the world
stopped turning?


-THE STAR-
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Published Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port'St. Joe, FL
William H. Ramsey . Editor & Publisher, President.
Wesley R. Ramsey ... . . Editor Emeritus
Tim Croft .. '.' ...... ... ... News Editor
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Office Manager


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Port St. Joe city commissioners
decided to put the brakes on traffic
flowing along Garrison Avenue at
Twentieth Street by installing a
four-way stop sign at the intersec-
tion.
Richard Jackson lives close to
the intersection in question. He
approached the board, with charts
and descriptions in hand, request-
ing commissioners take action by.
installing the stop signs for safety
reasons. Faith Christian School is
located at one corner of the inter-
section and the remaining area is
residential.


Commissioner John F
proposed that they consider
action several weeks age
board has since held a public
ing on the subject and decide
increasing patrols in the area
better course of action at t]i
since there was no public oui
the signage.
Jackson gave the board
bers a list of names of are
dents who had signed a I
* seeking the four-way stc
noted that his son had carr
petition around the neighb
to gather the signatures.
After a lengthy discuss
commission agreed to a
from Reeves and second
Commissioner David Horn
install the Four-way stop fo
month trial period and see
traffic issues, are corrected.
Chief James Hersey sug
placing a flasiing red light
signs along Garrison Avenu
the public has had time to ac
the new signage.
SUGGEST COMPREHE
PLAN AMENDMENTS.
Commissioner Rachel
asked the board to cc
changes to the city's comr
sive plan that would address
along Martin Luther
Boulevard and traffic contre
specifically asked for -an
North Port St. Joe to be ide
as a blighted area, MLK Boi
to be named a community
ization area, MLK spelled o
sewer and Itormwater in
ments and a traffic light stuck
conducted at the intersect
Highway 98 and Avenue A.
Board'attorney Billy Jc

Kesley
S. The wedding was on Sal
The following Thursday i
tried to get everyone's atten
turning 'the- refrigerator
"Listen up, people. The w
was last weekend. You (
home now! Amy Vanderbilt
say nothing about ya'll ha'
hang around until the hapi
ple returns from their honey
Of course, nobody to
seriously. They haven't tak
seriously in this family since
got introduced to, them b
1966. By the time I mar
amongst'em I had been
long enough to realize their
be an odd one or two in tl
But I figured that wouldn't
me---'d just take the girl
selected as far away as I co
and enjoy a 'nice and pe
quiet, private life. Silly me!
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They are relentless!
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them for about 30 years bef
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are to be a part of your lif
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pointed out that Attorney Tom
Gibson was currently working on
updating the comp plan for the
city..He said the request would be
forwarded to Gibson and suggested
Commissioner Crews visit with him
to outline her request for inclusion
in the revision planning. The traffic
light study would not require
action on the comp plan. This can
be done at any time by making a
request for study to the Florida
Department of Transportation.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Heard from Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce Director
Sandra Chaffin as she outlined the
work and accomplishments of the
chamber over the past few years.
She also expressed appreciation to


Investing
He was born there and raised
there, living in one of the shotgun
shacks that line the far end of MLK
for a time, his father one of the first
to establish a major retail store in
the area.
At 18,. the military beckoned
and his horizons broadened.
But he always remembered,
remembered a community that
once supported a dozen or so busi-
nesses along MLK, that was self-
sufficient, thriving.
So armed with a business
degree, including a minor in social
services, and 15 years as director
of a. community development
organization, he journeyed back to
his roots to be an agent for change.
"I felt there was work for me to
do here, there are opportunities,"
Bolden said. "I know you can do
good and.make money at the same
time. This is my home and this is
where I have to believe I need to
give back.
"I feel I can bring my talents' to
bear and be a catalyst. This isn't
about me or my company. I want to,
spotlight this community 'for what
it is and what it has the potential to
be."
Bolden envisions a community
lifted up, a community that offers a
slice pf history mixed with modern
amenities that will attract folks of
all colors to its stores and restau-


from Page 2
turday. Aunt Katherine.-They'll have a fam-
ight I ily reunion if the ground hog sees
tion by his shadow.
over. You marry one but you get
weddingg them all!
;an .go And listen to this, "the herd"
Didn't determined that they had such, a
ving to good time in Florida; that Cathy
Py cou- was such a perfect host; the bath-
moon!" rooms and towels were so conven-,
ok me ient; the newly refurbished deck
;en me gave them a "perfect place" to gath-
e I first er in the'evenings: the children
ack in have Uncle Kes to climb all over -
ried in they have already scheduled a
around return trip, next, summer! They are
e could bringing tents,. benches, sleeping'
ie mix. bags, parachutes. mosquito repel-
bother leit, baby beds and saddles.:
I had They're planning day trips to
uld get Wakulla Springs, Panther Swamp
peaceful, and Indian Pass Raw Bar.
'I can't hardly wait!
down! They have taught me one indis-
putable fact over the years....as
re with long as you're in the family and you
ore you love ^em enough, you can say any-
-d they thing about them that comes to
e! They mind.
s birth-
Sof the They undoubtedly love 'me
't send beyond all reason!
y hand The feeling is mutual.
ns after Honored To Be A Part,


the commissioners for their contri-
butions to the board.
-Agreed to advertise for surplus
equipment to be bid off as request-
ed by Larry McArdle, Wastewater
Treatment Plant Superintendent.
The boiud also agreed to allow
Terry McDaniel, Public Works
Superintendent, to hold an auction
in October to sell surplus equip-
ment accumulated by that depart-
hient.
-Correction-Arthur 1 "Perky"
White was named, to the city's.'
Variance and Zoning Committee
during the board's last meeting. He
was inadvertently identified as his
wife, Johanna White, in the corre-
sponding article.


- from Page 1
rants.
And he knows he can't do it on
his own. There is need for partner-
ships, for collaboration, from the
community, from businesses, from
economic development officials.
"It will take that to make it all
happen," Bolden said. "It's going to
take a collaboration between pri-
vate enterprise, non-profit organi-
zations and the city."
He sees the need for local
banks and economic development
agencies to bring in private capital.
For the city to come in and aid
in infrastructure improvements,
such as new sewer,lines and the
like.
It is the kind of revitalization
that has transformed larger urban
and ,inner, city landscapes across
the country.
"How can' we create a long-
term solution to create some
wealth and jobs in the 'community," ,
Bolden said.
The vistas from various spots
on MLK illuminate the possibilities.
In one direction is the old mill
site, which when cleaned opens up
a host of avenues for economic
development.
Along Avenue A is,open green
space for stores, restaurants and
other businesses.
.Ald ; beyond is the railroad
building and. Reid and Williams
Avenues, potential links for com-.
munities too long divided by rail
line.
"If we are going to survive in
this new economy, you have to be
savvy enough to take advantage of
every opportunity," Bolden said.
The building, the investment,
the revitalization does not entirely
rest in outside hands, Bolden
noted.
It will require the community
of North Port St. Joe itself to help
facilitate change.
There is a need to look back at
a once-thriving past and shrug off
shackles of the present to open up
the opportunities of the future.
The community, in simple
terms, must restore some pride in
itself, eliminate some ,of the ele-
ments that act as quicksand for
economic development: demon-,
strate that it is a sound mnvest-
ment:
"It's not just about bricks and
mortar, it's about raising up that
pride," Bolden said. "It's going to
require an entire revitalization of
the community.
'There is so much talent that
has left. If we can attract some
young minds with vision, the pride,
the community, can come back.
"It's contagious. But it will take
everyone working toward that
effort."


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District School Bus Lineups
PORT ST. JOE SCHOOLS
Bus No. 68 (Shirley Bryant): North Port St. Joe.
Bus No. 61 (Sheila Fennell): North Port St. Joe.
Bus No. 65 (Shirley Williams): Highlandview.
Bus No. 73 (Linda Purswell): White City/Howard Creek/ Whitfield Hill.
Bus No. 69 (Roy Norris): Jones Homestead/Simmons Bayou/Cape San Blas/Indian Pass/County Line.
Bus. No. 72 (Debbie Gillespie): Beacon Hill/Overstreet.
Bus. No. 62 (Bertha Stripling): Mexico Beach.
Bus No. 76 (Diana Dykes): St. Joe Beach/Sea Grove/Gulf Aire.
WEWAHITCHKA SCHOOLS
Bus No. 74 (Julie Carr): Stonemill Creek.
Bus No. 64 (Ginger Respress): T.L., James/Dairy Farm Road/Overstreet.
Bus No. 63 (Pam Grahl): StonemillCreek.
Bus No. 75 (Peggy Revell): Hwy. 71 south/Five Acre Farms.
Bus No. 70 (Donna Jackson): Hwy. 71 south/Dalkelth.
Bus No.'67 (Carol Porter): River Road/, Willamss-burg/Methodist Hill/Hwy. 22 (County line).
Bus No. 57 (Lee Hall):.Old P.C. Hwy./Hwy. 71 north.
Bus No. 51 (Carol Clayton): Red Bull Island/Dam Road/Lands Landing (Rish Subdivision).,


Schools


run for middle- and high-school
students.
Those buses will be, No. 61i
(Sheila Fennell) and No. 68 (Shirley
Bryant). Route times remain essen-
tially unchanged.
Linda Purswell, driving bus
No. 73, has moved'from the St. Joe
Beach run -to 'the White
City/HoWard Creek route.
Diana Dykes, who was driv-
ing the North Port St. Joe route
takes over the St. Joe Beach run.


from Page 7


That will be bus No. 76.
A new driver, Debbie
Gillespie, takes over the Overstreet
run in bus' Na. 72.,
Any questions should be-
directed to Don Rich, director of
transportation for the district, at
227-1744.
ORIENTATION/OPEN HOUSE
Port St. Joe Elementary will
hold an' Open House from noon
until 2 p.m. ET on Thursday. Aug.
7.


Port St. Joe Middle School
will have an orientation for sixth-
graders and new students from 9-
11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7.
Port St. Joe High School held
an orientation for all new students
on Tuesday.
Wewahitchka Elementary will
hord an Open House from 5-7 p.m.
CT on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Wewahitchka Middle School
will havO0per House from 6-7:30
p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7.


Catfish Classic and Festival Set for August 15-16


by Tim Croft
The fifth-annual Florida
Catfish Classic, sponsored by the
Wewahitchka.Search and Rescue,
is set for August 15-16.
And 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 evening
of August 15 and pick back up
again on Saturday morning.
The Classic starts and finishes
,at Gaskin Park. The 24-hour tour-
nament 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 a'7
a.m. on Saturday. August 16.


Fishing is origoing 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 accompa-
nied by an adult.
,Each entrant receives a hospi-
tality 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: flat-
head and channel catfish.
The heaviest flathead will earn
$1,500, the heaviest channel
$1,000.
Channel catfish will be
released after weigh-in.
Flatheads and channel cats
.mrn t be at least 14 inches long and


alive to be weighed in.
A grand prize, including new
truck, boat. motor and trailer, is
out there for anyone reeling'in a
flathead heavier than the state
record.
' In'addition to awards iif the
two fish categories, a host of door
prizes and you must be present to
win will be given out during the
awards ceremony.,
In its first four years, the
SFlorida Catfish Classic has become
the largest catfish tournament in
the area.
Proceeds from the tournament
go toward scholarships to allow
local students to continue their
education.
More than $15,000 has been
raised for scholarships in the.tour-
nament's first four years.l


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Wewahitchka.
"(The new facility) will be a
great addition for all the communi-
ty,"' said Dr. Peter Obesso, the lead
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Medical Center.
Last week's ground-breaking
was the culmination of a push by
Tallahassee-based North Florida
Medical Centers, Inc., a private
non-profit, to expand the sjze and
scope of its facility and services in
Wewahitchka.
The new building, which at
8,000 square feet will nearly
quadruple the size of the current
facility, will arise from land adja-
cent to the current medical center.
The new facility, which is
expected to open early next year,
will replace the current one, offer a
host of primary care services and
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State Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, and Congressman Allen Boyd, D-North Florida, (center) assist board mem-
bers and other supporters of the Wewahitchka Medical Center in breaking ground last week on a new facility, which
will nearly quadruple the size of the current center.


"For a health facility you could-
n't ask for a better location,"
Lawson said while. assessing the


Joel Montgomery, CEO North Florida Medical Center.


Florida Medical Centers, which
operates eight health centers in
rural communities across North.
Florida.
"The dream has paid off,"
Montgomery said, "with quality
health care for all the citizens of
Gulf County."
That -dream also lured ,some
heft to last week's, affair, .as
Congressman 'Allen Bbyd, D-North
Florida, and state Sen. AILawson,
D-Tallahassee, along with David
Coley, top legislative aide to Rep.
Allan Bense, R-Panama City, broke
away from hectic schedules to par-
ticipate.


landscape under a tent in the mid-
dle of a cloudburst.,
The Wewa Medical Center is a


federally qualified health care cen-
ter and funded in part with federal
Grant dollars intended to provide
access to quality health care for
medically underserved areas, par-
ticularly in rural communities,
Montgomery said.
Boyd has been a long-time sup-
porter of the federal grant initiative,
which helps in the creation of what
are known as' Section 330
Conimmnity Health Centers, and
has, Montgomery noted, been
instrumental in increasing access
to health care for rural North
Florida areas.
"Health care is one of our com-
munities more pressing issues that
we find more difficult to solve than
any other," Boyd said.
And while the lhe-slh 'are
debate currently, engaged: on
Capitol Hill has largely centered on
issues such as Medicare, prescrip-
tion drug benefits and the insur-
ance costs, rural health care is a
wicket just as sticky, Boyd said.
"An important component of
the debate over health care has
been rural health care," Boyd said.
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Port Group Visits Port Canaveral


by Tim Croft
They went in search of infor-
mation.
Along the way, maybe, there
was a chance for a little port bond-
ing.
A local delegation traveled to
Port Canaveral last week for a day
of fact-finding as plans for the
future of the port in Port St. Joe
inch forward.
But, it could also be argued,
the delegation was on a journey to
consensus, attempting to bring dis-
parate viewpoints to common
ground.
"The effort is trying to find a
shared vision on how everything
can work together," said Tommy
Pitts, executive director of the Port.
Authority.
Pitts was joined by Port St. Joe
Mayor Frank Pate, John Hendry
and Clay Smallwood with The St.
Joe Co., Warren Yeager of the Port
Authority, Ken Karpinski, market-
ing director for the port and Steve
Seibert, the former secretary of the
Florida Department of Community
Affairs, who is facilitating meetings
between stakeholders on the future
0 of the local poi-t.
It was the fourth such fact-
finding journey in the past year or
so, following treks to Fernandina,

Attack and

Chase Last

Wednesday
by Tim Croft
Last Wednesday was packed
with plenty of action for local law
enforcement officers.
Early in the afternoon, an
unknown black male tried to pull a
young woman into his car in the
parking lot at the Department of
Children and Families on U.S. 98
in Port St. Joe.
The woman was able to break
free of the man's grip and sus-
tained only minor injuries in the
attack, which ended when the man
drove off.
The case remains under inves-
tigation.
Late that afternoon,; Gilf-
County-, Sheriffs Deputy Larry
Higihtow;er clocked a motorist on
Hwy; 22 at speeds around 100
m. ph
The mar was also running peo-
S pie off the road before Hightower
pulled up behind him,
The man turned down Kerry
Whitfield Road, jumped out and.
ran into the woods.
Backup was called, with the
Port St. Joe Police Department pro-
viding some assistance.
By the time the dogs were lined
up to aid in flushing the suspect-
from the woods, he emerged, hav-.
ing -had his share of the mosquitoes
and bugs,.
A crack pipe was, found in the
car, which, it turned out; had been:
stolen in Tallahassee.
Michael William's. 32, of
Tallahassee was charged with flee-
ing and attempting to elude, reck-
less driving, driving with a sus-
pended license, resisting' arrest
without violence and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
He is sitting in the Gulf County
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Front row, from left: Mayor Frank Pate, Steve Seibert (former DCA secretary), John Hendry, Warren Yeager, and
Ken Karpinski. Back row, from left: Tommy Pitts, Clay Smallwood, and City of Canaveral Mayor Rocky Randals.


Gulfport, Ms., and Brunswick, Ga.
"It's great," Hendry said. "We
may all come away with different
ideas but when We get all of us at
the same table and discuss things"
shared experience and knowledge;
can only'assist in creating a shared
vision.
Port Canaveral illuminated a
host of issues that will come into
play as .the local port moves into
the future.
Maintaining water quality, mix-
ing and matching uses, community
involvement and input, dompatibil-
ity with development, all were on
display at Port Canaveral.
While cruise, ships have come
to provide much of the forward
momentum for Port Canaveral, the,
facility also handles cement, mili-
tary, general purpose, cargo and so-
called "roll-on-roll-off' cargo, Pitts
said.
The port is the largest off-load
spot for newsprint in the state, and
also handles a considerable
amount of-.lumber and building
materials.' ,
There .is also a public boat'
ramp, a beach park, areas to
accommodate commercial and
recreational fishing as well as a
Coast Guard station.
'This was a good example of
*multiple users." Pitts said. --
And all those uses .are some-
how accommodated at Port
Canaveral \without encroaching or
degrading, the facility for other
users, according to local,delegation
Members.
In fact, not only was there' a
nicely maintained and restored
beach at the .port, but a .develop-
ment, including condominiums,
that all essentially abuts the port.
The group had lunch at a
restaurant that was bustling and
served as a central meeting area on
the port property.
"What they taught us is that.


various things can work well side
by side if you buffer them right,"
Hendry said.
The group was also struck by
the clear bluish-green waters in the
basin of Port Canaveral.
"It was interesting to see the
quality of the water, which was very
good considering all the boat traf-
fic," Hendry said.
The fact-finding went hand-
and-glove with the ongoing effort to
craft consensus on the future of the
Port of Port St. Joe.
Spending a day, traveling, talk-
ing and eating together tends to
break down barriers and' carve
common ground from which a
framework of a \ision can anse.
The message of colleieality. of
the s inergv between port. stake-
holders and community. was
underscored by Mayor Rocky
Randals of the city of Canaveral.


'That's our focus, we 'can all
live together," Pitts said. "With all
the development that is coming, we
can be compatible."
The trips to other ports, Pitts
continues, are about "growing the
relationship, opening the, eyes. We
can better understand each other
and each other's perspective."
.Randals, Hendry said, empha-
sized the importance ofplanning, of
the golden opportunity Port St. Joe
had to prepare and plan well in.
advance of when those plans can
be put in effect, which must wait.
until after the cleanup of the mill
site is'complete.
The work on the ground can't
begin yet. but the planning work
can't begin soon enough.
"If I learned something, it was
that time spent planning these
things is not time wasted." Hendry
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S. S. Vamar Steams Forward For Preserve Status


by Tim Croft
The hearty group that can now
be affectionately called the "Friends
of the Vamar" continued to stick its
.toe in the water last week gauging
community interest in establishing
the wreckage of the S.S. Vamar a
state underwater archaeological
preserve.
Thus far, the water is luke-
warm.
There is a core group of indi-
viduals in place who :iave the
expertise, tools and interest to aid
in guiding community involvement
in the process.
But more energy is needed.


S The most interesting, and
newly added, component of the for-
mal proposal is a roughly 30-page
confidential report from May 1942
submitted to the director of Naval
Intelligence by two Coast Guard
investigators who visited Port St.
Joe shortly after the Vamar went
down in about 20 feet of water on
the western side of the channel,
roughly off what is now' Beacon
Hill.
And small wonder, reading the
report, that substantive proof on
the cause of the Vamar's sinking
seems elusive today.
It wasn't all that conclusive, at


capsized.
In their conclusions, the inves-
tigators wrote that the capsizing
was "the result of the excessive
cargo of lumber that caused the
vessel to list to the port and roll
over to that side and run into a
groundswell ... No evidence of sub-
version or sabotage is indicated."
The pilot on board told investi-
gators he believed the sinking the
result of scuttling or sabotage, but
they concluded, "no evidence is
given to substantiate this belief.
"Information indicates that the
town people of Port Saint Joe
regard the crew with suspicion, but
no tangible evidence.is given on
which to base this. It is pointed out


that certain jealousies have arisen
with reference to the conduct of the
crew and their association with
people of that place," the investiga-
tors' report reads.
The hull of the steel-sided ves-
sel was. so rusted that salvage*
crews could not determine if it had
been sabotaged, according to the
investigators.
That report, Della Scott, a state
underwater archaeologist said, pro-
vides a missing piece of the. puzzle
which would make the Variar
somewhat unique among the other
eight state underwater preserves.
"We have a lot more informa-
tion on the impact the Vamar had
on Port St. Joe," Scott said. "We


don't have a lot of information on
the last chapter in (stories of these
preserves)."
And it only .puts icing on the
treat that is the history of the
Vamar, which spent the most chap-
ter in its life as the Eleanor Bolling.
The 170-foot ship, with a depth
.of hold of 16 feet and 598 gross
tons, was one of two support ves-
sels of Admiral Richard E, Byrd
during his first expedition to
Antarctica in 1928.
The ship was originally built in
1919.
"The Eleanor Bolling part is
going to put this on the National
Registry (of Historic Places), no


doubt," Smith said. "And it will
raise interest in this polar aspect."
The seven established state
underwater archaeological pre-
serves are all on the National
Registry.
The eighth preserve will soon
be formally dedicated.
For additional information on
the proposal or preserve program,
contact Scott at 245-6317 or by e-
mail at dscott@dos.state.fl.us.
Or write to:
Underwater, Archaeological
Preserves, Florida Bureau ol
Archaeological Research, 500
Bronough St., Tallahassee, 32399-
0250.


Almost two dozen folks showed
up at the Port St. Joe Fire Station
last week to pore over the official
brosal establishing the Vamar as
P e t cre Libmitted for
B IM' Divi'sion of Historic
PreservaUonand Secretary of State

Tel also began to map out a
plan' of action, designate individual
tasks in the effort to lure more
community involvement, a key,
component of the proposal, to the
project.
"It's not so much the money,
it's the community involvement
and support" that is critical, said
Roger Smith, a state underwater
archaeologist. "The idea behind
these kinds of preserves is commu-
nity partnership."
Several letters of support have
been submitted to Hood's office,
Smith added. There is a petition
being .circulated at a local dive
business.
Smith, though, added there are
hopes of securing city and county
governments to pass resolutions of
support and more involvement at
the grass-roots level.
The next meeting is tentatively
scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Sept.
11 at the Mexico Beach Civic
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Stringfellow has plans for the
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He'll "pay his tithes and keep on
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fortune to build a house.
The paperwork has been filed
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Economic Development Council Recognizes "Partners"


The Gulf County Economic
Development Council (EDC) gave
special recognition to its economic
development "partners" Tuesday at
Sunset Coastal Grill.
EDC members hosted the
appreciation dinner for private
partners and the Gulf County
Commission, recognizing them for
their contributions to the EDC.
Certificates of appreciation were
handed out and EDC Chairman
Mike White, Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative, thanked those present
for their contributions to the eco-
nomic development in Gulf County.
Gulf County- Economic
Development Council, Inc. partners
include:
A & E Development of NW FL,
LLC; Arizona Chemical; Arvida;
Cape San Bias Vacation Rentals;
Capital City Bank; Century 21 Gulf
Coast Realty, Inc.; City of Port St.
Joe; Comforter Funeral Home;
Progress Energy; Geri-Care
Assisted Living & Rehab Center; GT
COM; Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative; Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners; Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce;
Gulf County District Schools;
Gulf/Franklin Center; Lester
Appraisal Services; Hannbn


Shop; Sunset Coastal Grill; Tapper
& Company; The Bank; The City of
Wewahitchka; The St. Joe
Company; The Star Publishing
Company; Townsend Marine;
WERT, Inc.; WECO Development
Company; and Wewahitchka State
Bank.
Plaques were also given to
county commissioners and to past
chairmen of the EDC.
Private partners contributed
over $27,000 to the EDC for tieir
02-03 budget. Gulf County is the
number one sponsor of the EDC.
The board added another $54,000
to the council's budget.


Chairman Mike White (right) gives recognition to County
Commissioners Nathan Peters, Jr. (left) and Billy Traylor (center).


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The intent was to reel .the
youth of the community inside for a
weekend of discussions on weighty
subjects, mixed with a little bit of
fun.
If numbers are the gauge, the
lure worked.
Dozens of children of all ages
participated over the, weekend as
Project Mold-A-Male/Female and.
the North Port St. Joe Youth
Initiative held its annual youth


conference on community .con-
cerns.
Kids showed up to hear about
college and scholarship opportuni-
ties, for lessons on manners and
behavior, to hear exhortations to
abstain from sex before marriage
and a challenge to rise beyond hori-
zons, to push the envelope, to be,
borrowing a well-worn catch-.
phrase, all they could possibly be.
They heard about everything
from the basics of proper speech ,
and introductions to more 0lfty
subjects of opportunities after high
school and treating their bodies 'as
temples.
They also acted as fashion
plates, chowed: on pizza, chicken,
and barbecue, listened to music
and got their, groove on, at least a
bit..
The numbers were, impressive.,
Even the most hefty in. kids-
speak, boring workshops, on col-
lege and abstinence, on law and
order, drew attentive and' substan-
tial audiences.
Several of the larger events
drew as many as 90-100 kids or
more.
"It was above and beyond what
we expected," said event organizer
Maxine Gant, who with husband
Chester has been making the youth
conference n annual event for
more than a dozen years' .
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Brian T. Avrigian
Brian T. Avrigian, known to his
friends and family as "Grazing
Buffalo", passed away Monday,
August 4, resting peacefully in his
home. Carrying on his memory are
his wife, Dianna; daughters, Yvette
and Devon; brother, Barry; sister,
Diane; mother, Bernice; and four
grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be
held at Southerland Family
Funeral Home, 100 E. 19th Street,
Panama City on Friday, August 8
at 4:00 p.m.

Hardy E. Stohler
Hardy Emerson Stohler, for-
merly of St. Joe Beach, died
Thursday, July 31, at the age of 85,
in the Masonic Home of Louisville,
Kentucky.
He was the son of Rev. Artie E.
Stohle- and Fuhlia (Jackson)
Stohler. He is. survived by four
adoring /daughters, Cynthia-
Thomas of Parker City, IN, Marsha
Hinrichs and husband Tim of
Godfrey, IL, Katherine Stohler of
Noblesville, IN and Heidi Sims and
husband Jeffrey of Prospect, KY.;
five brothers, Frances Stohler of
Dunellon, Ralph Stohler of St.
Cloud, Doyle Stohler of Anderson,
IN, Don Stohler of Frankton; IN and


Ken Stohler of Bradenton; four sis-
ters, Teresa Jones of Anderson, IN,
Annabelle Wilson of Anderson IN,
Rosemary Attaway of Mooreland,
IN and Beth Ann Stohler of Gaston,
IN; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his eldest grandson, Jason
Thomas, and his eldest sister, Lois
Pickett of Edgewood, IN.
He served in the Army Air
Corps during WWII. He was sta-
tioned in the Phillipines and Japan.
His plane had once gone down over
the Gulf of Mexico, for which he
had been decorated. He worked at
Detroit Diesel Allison, Chrysler
Corp. and had been an instructor
at Arsenal.Technipal High School
and Lincoln Technical Institute of
Indianapolis, IN. He was a charter
- member of the Scottish Rite and
the Blue Lodge Masonic Lodges. He
had been a member of the Irvington
Lodge and was also a member of
the American Legion Chapter of
Fortville, IN.
Funeral services were held at
the Ron Seals Mortuary in Fortville,
IN at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August
3, with burial following at the
Mendon Cemetery. Military grave-
side rites were co-conducted by the
Fortville American Legion, Post 391
and the Fortville V.F.W., Post 6904.
There were also Masonic memorial


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule :
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST ; Sunday s1 a.m. CST ,


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

++~ ST. JAMES'
++ ++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m.-(EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays'at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


K first Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
:'. "*"' "Brent Vickery, Pastor'
*_.a '^1.!-, Bbddy Caswell Minister ofMusic.& Education
;_ Sunday School ...............-9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............ ... 6:00 pm
=-'**-" iB Evening.Worship ..... ........... 7:00 pm
: Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 pm
'a : Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
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"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"

FAITH BIBLE,i CHURCII
801 20th Street Port St. Joe'': -.229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pas
Sunday Scthool ................ ..,.. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morrfiq.Service .......... ... .... .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Servl ., ,. ..... .. :00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer ItfTng & Bible Study ....... .':00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Everyone welcome

Long Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691
Worship Sundays at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Study Sundays at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.


The Pottfers HOuse
\VH ERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
o36 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
., SERVICE SCHEDULE -
tift&IayIMoming Worship 4& 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


rites conducted by the Fortville
Masonic Lodge, F.. & A.M., No. 207
at 7:00 p.ni on Saturday, August 2,
in the Seals Chapel.
Mr. Stohler asked that charita-
ble donations be made to the
Masonic Home; 230 Masonic Home
Drive, Masonic Home, Kentucky,,
40041.X

Joel T. Gaskin, Sr.
Joel Thomas (Tommy) Gaskin,
Sr., 49, of Wewahitchka, passed
away Saturday, August 2, at his
home. .He grew up in Atlanta,
Georgia, and had lived here since
1981. Mn Gaskin worked as a gen-
eral contractor and was of the
Baptist faith.
He'was survived by his wife;
Sue Gaskin of Wewahitchka; a son
and daughter in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Gaskin, Jr., of Greenhead;
a daughter, Tara. Gaskin: of.
Wewahitchka; a granddaughter,'
Victoria of Greenhead; three broth-
ers, James, Sam, and Jerry, all of
Atlanta, GA;- two half-sisters, Gwen
Siler of Jackson. TN. and Elmenda
Smith of Phoenix, AZ.
'Memorialization will be by cre-
mation. A memorial service was
held at New Harvest Fellowship
church in Wewahitchka at 2:00
p.m. (CT) Wednesday, August 6,
with Dallas Presley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those who
wish may make donations in Mr.
Gaskin's memory to Hospice of the
Emerald Coast, Post Office Box
1520, Lynn Haven, FL, 32444.

Katherine F. Brown
Katherine Frances (Kitty)
Brown, 90, passed away Thursday,
July 31. She was born to George L.
and Mary Belle Kennington- on
'June 19, 1913 in Pelham. Gqgrgia.,
In 1938 she moved to Port St. Joe.


with hef mother, two brothers, ahnd
a sister. She retired from the
Apalachicola Northern Railroad
after 28 years of faithful service,
was a charter member of the
Highland. View United Methodist
Church, and later she attended
Mexico Beach United Methodist
Church.
She was precede in death by
both parents, three brothers,
Eustus Leroy, Madison Brooks, Sr.,
and George L. Kennington II, and
her step-father, W. C. Forehand.
She is survived by a daughter,
Barbara Elizabeth Brown ,0of
Beacon Hill; a sister, Mary E.
Jackson of Port St. Joe; a sister-in-
law, Mildred R. Kennington of
Beacon Hill; and.a host of special;
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held-.
Sunday, August 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET
at Holly Hill Cemetery with the Rev.
Ted Lovelace officiating.
S:In lieu of flowers those; who
wish may' make donations in Mrs.
Brown's memory, to Faith
Christian School in Port St. Joe, or
to the Gideons.

Vivian Elwartowski
Vivian Kay (Field) Elwartowski,
56, of Kingston, Tennessee, died
unexpectedly on July 24 at Roane
Medical Center in Harriman,
Tennessee.
Kay had previously lived and
worked in the Mexico Beach.and.
Port St. Joe area for several years.
She was predeceased by her
father,, Edgar Field, her sister,
Linda Field, and infant daughter.
Julie Elwartowskil.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Joseph Elwartowski; two
*sons,, Leonard and Mark; one
daughter, Jolene; a stepdaughter,
Amber; her mother Pauline Field of
Mexico Beach, two sisters, Paulette


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus.St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. *Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Eveninig Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6,p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth.Group 7 p.m.
'0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
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s Sixteenth Street
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Adult School .... .. 11 a.m.
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JUST LETTING GOD PO'CHURCH HIS WAY!


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Service
DlscIpleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.


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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
AU Times are EST


10:00 a.m.


Dan Rhodes PASTOR


L1:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. 'Director of Youth Ministries
0 p Heather Smith
7:30 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
7:30 p.m. Robin Downs


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
-,.-9 a.m. Sunday


SWorship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


Barbeque Dinners Wednesday

at Beach Baptist Church


On Wednesday evenings,,
Beach Baptist Chapel offers home-
made dinners for sale from 4:00 to
6:30 p.m.
Next Wednesday, August 13,
the menu will donsist of barbeque


pork, baked beans, cole slaw,
dessert and tea. Dinners are avail-
able to eat-in or carry-out for a
suggested donation of $5.
The church is located at 311
Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach.


Tyndall Air Force Base

Religious Services Schedule
The following Catholic services will be held at Chapel 2: Daily Mass,
11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday; reconciliation, after Saturday Mass or by
appointment; Saturday mass, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9;30 a.m. reli-
gious education, 11:00 a.m. Sunday. :
Protestant services will be as follows: Communion service, 9:30 a.m.,
Chapel 1: religious education classes, 9;30-10:30 a.m. in Building 1476;
general Protestant service, 11:00 a.m., Chapel 2. All Department of
Defense identification card holders and their guests, are invited to attend


these services.
Owens of Panama City and Effle F.
Day of Kansas City. Missouri: and
six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Monday July 28, and interment
followed at the Roane Memorial
Gardens in Rockwood. Tennessee.-

Willie Gainer, Sr.
Willie Gainer, Sr,, 62, of ,St.
Petersburg, died on Wednesday,
July 30'at Bayfront Medical Center.
He moved to St. Petersburg in 1971
froin his native Port St. Joe,:He also
lived for a short time hi Newark,
NJ, where he was a member of
Prince( Hall Samson Lodge #66
F&AM, He was a heavy equipment
operator for Cone Brothers for 20
years and Ripa Associates
Construction Companies in St.
Petersburg. He served in the United
States Air Force.
Survivors include his wife of 36
years, Joyce Gainer, of St.
Petersburg; six sons, Willie, Jr.,
Gregory, Benjamin, Eric and Deric
Gainer, all of St. Petersburg, and
Gary Gainer of Atlanta; one daugh-
ter, Phyllis Johnson of Port St. Joe;
two brothers, Mansfield and
Johnny Gainer, both of Port St.
Joe; two sisters, Ella and Mary
Gairer, both of Newark, NJ; and
twelve grandchildren, .
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday, August 9, at 1:00 p.m. at
Mount Carmel Baptist Church with
the Rev. Luther. Baker, pastor, and
Rev. Eddie Jackson, New Bethel
Baptist, Church, pastor, officiating.
Viewing will be Saturday, at 9:00
a.m. until service time at the
church. Interment will be in
Forrest Hill Cemetery.


Youth Commitment

Rally af Beach Baptist
Beach Baptist Chapel will hold
a commitment rally on Friday,
August 8. This is a rally to show
commitment for Jesus during the
upcoming school year. There will be
pizza from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
EST, with the commitment rally fol-
lowing. The service will last approx-
imately two hours. Beach Baptist
Chapel invites all young people ,in
the community to come out and
join'them for good food and a great
time.
S For information on the rally or
for ride availability, please call 647-
5026 or 527-6763.


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EPISCOPAL CHURCH

334S. Hy. 71 P.O. Box595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
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Family Life ChurchU
'Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus" 7 j


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Wednesday Evening
SPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
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Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net


Port Sl Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... .:. Panama City
Hwy I Reid-Ave.
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Wewahitchka


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

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

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


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

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

nity's youth, the fire that clearly
burns in their bellies, is what
makes the youth' conference what
it is, several participants said.
"There is a passion" behind the
event, said :Dr. David Langston,
told the kids who participated in a
discussion of college and scholar-
ship opportunities. "We need to
piggyback on it."


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reserve passes to home "football
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River -

Sand Mountain, for many,
stands as a monument to the havoc
wreaked by maintaining a 10-foot
channel in the river, a project which
also happens to be the Army Corps
of Engineer's second-most expen-
sive, in costs per ton-mile, mainte-
nance and operation project in the
country.
"Until you come out and see
this you can't recognize the magni-.
tude of the problem," said Col.
Robert Keyser, commander of the
Army Corps' district office in
Mobile, Ala.
The fault, Boyd underscored,
does not lay with the Corps, but in
the marbled halls of Washington
where policy and law are set, and in


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- from page 1

many cases, amended.
"The Corps is following the
law," Boyd said. "We are trying to
tell the world that the law needs to
be changed."
Which, possibly, is -where
Hobson enters the equation. There
have been other assemblies of law-
makers which have made the trek
to the Apalachicola River; Hobson,
though, is an appropriations chair-
man.
As Hobson noted, "We can
change the law by how we fund it."
Ted Hoehn from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Commission suc-
cinctly explained the environmental
costs of the dredging.


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ing funding for continued dredging
has already passed the full. House.
The Senate, meanwhile, has not
passed a similar bill, but will likely
do so in the next month or so, Boyd
said.
Once the Senate bill has
passed, the sides will go to confer-
ence, which is where the funding
could be taken out, at the urging,


Sand Mountain as viewed from the River.


With spoil deposited over some
25 miles, of shoreline along the
river, the dredging has resulted in
the loss of habitat and species,,
including large-scale fish kills.
'There is 25 miles of sand habi-
tat, which is the worst habitat for a
river," Hoehn told the congressmen.
S"You have lost, for five to 10 years,
any value you have from spoilage."
The time to restore lost habitat
if begun tomorrow? Maybe 15
years, Hoehn .added.
If there must be dredging,
Hoehn continued, establish a single
regional spoil site.
Keyser, whose office is charged
with maintenance of the
Apalachicola, described a damned-
if-you-do-damned-if-you-don't situ-
ation.
Navigational interests
upstream, primarily farmers, a sin-
gle manufacturer of bridge parts in
Georgia and an asphalt company,
insist the need to continue the


David, McLain, executive direc-
tor of Apalachicola Bay and
Riverkeepers, said, 'That's a mini-
mum" and' hardly sufficient to
maintain the integrity of the bay.
"It's a perishing bay," McLain
added.
Therefore, Keyser said one con-
cept under consideration would be
to "flush" the bay with a high-water
flow twice a year, for about six to
eight weeks at a time, particularly
during peak' spawning period from
late fall through to early spring.
Keyser and Hobson agreed that
one potential solution would be
coordinating navigation windows
with those two "flushing" periods.
"This is a logistical. problem,"
Hobson said. "This is not an envi-
ronmental problem, it's a logistical
,problem.
'"here may be a win-win here
for everybody if everybody can com-
municate and you can work out the
logistics."


Maybe, of a certain Ohio congress-
men who took the time to come look
for himself.
"I think it shows his determina-
tion to do what's right," Boyd said.
"I know David Hobson will use good
judgement and do the right.thing
for the river.
'The bottom line is you can't
fool with nature."


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Congressman Boyd on top of Sand Mountain.


dredging is there.
Due to a variety of reasons,
dredging was last undertaken on
the river about two years ago.
,On the second edge of the
sword for the Corps, Keyser contin-
ued, are those advocates for the
long-term health of the river and
bay, with its oysters and potential
$1 billion seafood industry, who
want the dredging to cease -.yester-
day.
"There is no consensus on a
solution," Boyd said, expressing the
frustrations of so many.
Compounding the mess, Keyser
acknowledged, is that the Corps
has not always been sensitive to the
environmental impacts of the
dredging.
"Our biggest problem with the-
Corps, as far as this river, is we've
had our head in thesand,' Keyser
said, no pun intended. "We are
starting to wake up to the fact that
we are not being environmental
stewards."
Keyser 'said one central issue
was navigational windows.
"I don't know how I can main-
tain a 12-month-a-year (navigation)
window," Keyser said. "It's not real-
istic."
He further noted that his only
statutory requirement was to main-
tain a minimum flow of 5,000 cubic
feet per second at the Woodruff
Dam.


Keyser agreed.
"If we're\smart' about how we
use the river and operate on the
river, we don't have to do (dredg-
ing)," Keyser said.
While the Apalachicola, as
Florida's longest river, is considered
unique, its problems, fundamental-
ly, were not, Hobson said.
Waterways across the nation,
are endangered.
"This country is really not doing
a good job of infrastructure repairs
to our waterways," Hobson said,
noting that neglect results in. the
loss of "huge dollars" to the gross
national-product (GNP) each year.
"We need to educate the public..
The public takes for granted these
waterways are here. It's an
immense problem."
His two-hour tour of the river
completed, Hobson said it had
accomplished what was intended.
He had traveled to the water,
learned, come to understand, at
least a little, the immense problems
at hand.
"We are going to go back and
talk to the experts," Hobson said: "I
also have to understand what's
going on upstream. I don't know
that.
"The reasons these trips are
good is you never get all these peo-
ple together, all this information, in
the halls of Washington."
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N. F. Child Development


Inc. Completes Training


Everyone was there! Gulf,
Madison, Liberty, Calhoun, and
Wakulla County's Head Start per-
sonnel all turned out with great
enthusiasm to learn the latest and
greatest nutrition, safety, and edu-
cational tactics for the upcoming
2003-2004 school year.
Lenzie Jones of Columbia, Ga.
was the guest speaker for the
week. Mr. Jones discussed
Program Governance and provided
all attendees with innovative ideas
for their personal and most impor-
tantly for the success of our chil-
dren. "Our goals do not do us any
good bouncing around in our
heads, we must write our goals
down on paper." Mr. Jones wanted
to encourage the attendees to
make their goals. permanent, not
forgetting what is most important
for gaining their accomplishments.
Executive Director Gaskin was
thoroughly appreciative to Russell
.Hosford, Warden of Liberty County
Correctional Institute and Rachel
Manspeaker, Director of Nursing.
SThe community support and
collaboration with these two part-
ners has enabled the program to


Tutor Training
Workshop
Training sessions designed to
prepare potential tutors to teach
adult basic education and English
as a second language are sched-
uled tat the Bay County Public
Library's Library Literacy Center. at
408 School Avenue in. Springfield.
Orientation will take place on
Thursday, September 11 from 1:00
to 5:00 p.m. The workshop will
consist of sessions 1 through 6,
Tuesday and Thursdays,
September 15, 18, 23, 25 and 30,
and October 3, from 1:00 to 5:00
p.m..


The workshop is free of charge.
Anyone who would like to volunteer
to become certified to tutor adult
.basic education or English as a
second language is welcome. All.
sessions, including orientation,:
must beattended to be certified as
a tutor.
Call 747-5828 for more infor-
mation. The workshop is sponsored
by the Ba County Public LibraryN
Volunteers for Literacy.

FWC Announces
New Season Lineup
The arrival of August can make
a fun-loving Floridian a bit melan-
choly.
Fall is on the way in, and the
prime days for sunning and beach-
ing are on the way out. But, Florida
:is a yeai-round recreational para-
dise, and when one outdoor activi-
ty winds down, another one just
kicks into gear. For thousands of
Florida sportsmen, the promise of
fall conjures up'one idea-hunting
season.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) is
ready for hunting season with
newly printed regulation hand-
books, new wildlife management
area brochures, established bag
limits and hunting dates for 2003-
2004 hunting seasoris and a full
schedule of hunter safety courses.
All of this information is avail
able on the FWC Web site at
www.floridaconservation.org under
"Hunting." Handbooks are also
available at most locations that sell
hunting licenses, or as a last
Resort, hunters can call (850) 488-
4676 to receive a copy by mail.
While brushing up on rules
and regulations, late summer is
also a good time to consider taking
the FWC hunter education course.
Hunter safety certification is
required for anyone born after July
1, 1975.


See Hunting Pg. 7B


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Russell Hosford and Sharon Gaskin


be a program of excellence.
North Florida Child
Development, Inc.was fortunate to
enjoy the week's activities at the


Liberty County Veteran's Memorial
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county commissioners of Liberty
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Gulf Alliance Plans Fall Meeting


The Gulf Alliance for Local Arts
will hold its "Back to Business" fall
meeting on Thursday, August 21 at
noon E.S.T. at Sunset Coastal
Grill, Highway 98, Port St. Joe.
SLunch is $12.50 and includes
beverage and gratuity. For reserva-
tions, please call secretary Heather
Rish at 229-1070 or reply by email
to heatherrish@gtcom. net or


kim@kimharrison.com by Tuesday,
August 19th.
The agenda includes an update
on summer activities, discussion of
the Fall Membership Drive, sign-up
for committees. Members may call
Kim Harrison at 227-3745 with
other subjects they wish to add to
the agenda.


AACSF Barbeque Fundraiser


The AACSF will be selling bar-
beque' sandwiches and dinners,
during the annual Catfish Festival,
August, 15 and 16.
On Friday, August -15, the
group will be at Lake Alice Park
beginning at 10:00 a.m. and at
Gaskin Park beginning at 10:00'
a.m.
On Saturday, August 16, they


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will be at Lake Alice Park again
beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The menu will include bar-
beque rib dinners for $6.00, bar-
beque pork sandwiches for $3.00
and barbeque chicken dinners for
$5.00.
All proceeds go to,the scholar-
ship fund which will later be
awarded to local seniors.


9


THE SMART WAY TO LOOK AT HOME IMPROVEMENTS
By: Susie White
-What home improvements really pay off when the time comes to sell your house?
That's an important question for any homeowner contemplating moving or remodeling. And the only pos-
sible answer is a somewhat complicated one.
That answer starts with the fact that really major improvements room additions, total replacements of
kitchens and baths, etc., -- rarely pay off fully in the near term. It ends with the fact that small and relatively
inexpensive changes can pay off in a big way in making your home attractive to buyers if your decision is to
move now.
It!s a simple fact, consistently confirmed across America over a very long period of time, that even the most
.appropriate major improvements are unlikely to return their full cost if a house is sold within two or three years.
Does that mean that major home improvements are always a bad idea? Absolutely riot. It does mean,
though, that if your present house falls seriously short of meeting your family's needs you need to-think twice -
and think carefully before deciding to undertake a major renovation., Viewed strictly in investment terms,
major improvements rarely make as much sense as.selling your present home and buying one that's carefully
selected to provide you with what you want. .
Even if you have a special'and strong attachment to he lo-.. you're ,i and feel c.rta.n hat you could be
happy in it for a long time if only it had more bsdmoo-rt and bo hi for example ihre are a few basic rules
that you ought to keep in mind.
Probably the most basic rule of all, in this regard, is the one that says you should never -unless you
absolutely don't care at all about eventual resale value improve a house to the point where its desired sales
price would be more than 20 percent higher than the most expensive of the other houses in the immediate
neighborhood.
Try to raise the value of your house too high, that is, and surrounding properties will pull it down.
Here are some other rules worth remembering:
Never rearrange the interior of your house in a way that reduces the total number of bedrooms to less than
three.
Never add a third bathroom to a two bedroom, house unless you don't care about ever recouping your
investment.
Swimming pools rarely'return what you sperd o in:s.ail i.em Dino fo r un roo''ms and finished Labemenri
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Port St. Joe:
is well situated
to become.
both a home
port as well as
a cruise desti-
nation. With


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changing preferences in travel arrangements, cruise passengers are more inclined
to "drive to" rather than "fly to" their cruise port to get on ship. Port St. Joe's loca-
tion will allow us to tap the huge population existing in the surrounding Southeast-
area, from Jacksonville to Atlanta to Birmingham and beyond.
Cruise ships sailing from Port St. Joe could visit well established cruise desti-
nations in Mexico, Key West, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, with little difficul-
ty.
Because of the beauty of our local beaches, recreation activities, historic sites
and shopping opportunities, Port St. Joe could even become a destination port for
cruises originating from the Western Gulf of Mexico, similar to what now exists in
Key West.
;With a deepwater port at Port St. Joe, it is possible!

PORT ST. JOE

PORT

AUTHORITY

PO BOX 745
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
850-229-5240

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

PORT DIRECTOR
TOMMY PITTS .


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School Supplies Giveaway Aug. 7


School supplies will be given
away to those in the community
who are in need of help obtaining
supplies for their kids. The sup-
plies will be ,given away on
Thursday, August 7, from 5:30


Tessia.Renee Sapp and Jason Wayne Newell


p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at James A Cox
Associates, 402 Reid Avenue
(across from Dr. Ivers office).
Merchants throughout the commu-
nity donated the supplies to help
needy kids in the area.


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Wedding Plans
Runt and Denice Sapp are
proud to announce the upcoming
marriage of their daughter, Tessia
Renee Sapp, to Jason Wayne
Newell, son of John aiid Debbie'
Newell. Tessia is the granddaughter
of Johnny and Janice Richards ard
John and Betty Sapp, and the
great-granddaughter of Lula Mae
and the late J.D. Richards. Jason is
the grandson of Frances and .the
late Emery Sasnett and Glenda and
the late Otis and Alma Newell, all of
Apalachicola.
The couple will exchange wed-
ding vows on Saturday, August 9,
at 6 o'clock in the afternoon at
Living Water Assembly of God
Church on Bluff Road in
Apalachicola, with a reception fol-
lowing in the churches fellowship
hall. Family and friends are invited.


Thanks Everyone
We would like to extend our
thanks to everyone who helped us
build our new home. Thanks also
go out to those who were kind
enough to bless us with the, lovely
gifts we received at our open house.
Special thanks go to. Diaina
Harrison and Judy Darna for their
endless help, all of our friends at
GulfARC, and the entire communi-
ty for the support and love shown
to us. This was a dream come true
and each person responsible for
helping us will hold a special place
in our hearts forever. Thanks .again
and God bless you all.
-Argene and Michael Ware'

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2 bath mobile home sits on 5 beautiful acres, with 2 to room, 2.5 bath home in St Joe Beach has just been
. 3.acres already cleared. The home had a fireplace and completed. Home sits on a beautiful 150 x 15.0 comer
is very well kept. $68,900. lot and has all of the extras that anyone could want.
Call today for an appointment. $485,000


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and carpet. In ground pool and hot tub overlooking
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MLS#93992 C-30/ Bay View Great Ifivestment! 4
:.dr,.::.ri 3 i.th home on 2.9 acres' located across.
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MLS#96629 704 Hwy. 98 #4 Fabulous 2 bedroom 2
bathi c.:ndo ...ilh a breathtaking Gull \ie., jnd a pool,
;This unit ..s heirg -old fully furnished and.is owned by
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Lahona Ave. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, with abundant fruit
trees, and flowering shrubs. A nature lovers paradise!
$89,000


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MLS#95380: 9130 Tulip Ave r.Beacon Hill St. Joe
Beach 4 Lots. @ .5OX100 each. M/Home 660
sq.ft.,Cottage 3-1 sq.ft. 'L shaped screened porchi
connects Cottage to MHome. Cottage has 1 bed-
room, 1 bath. M/Home h3a 1 bedroom, 1 bath. There
is a 641 sq.ft Studio/Workshop also on property.


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MLS#96703 109A 37th Street Gulf View 3 bed-
room, 2 bath with all of the extras. Cathedral ceil-
ings, hardwood floor, gas fireplace and a large deck.
Relax and enjoy the.cool Gulf breezes from this spa-
cious home. $369,900.
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MLS#96633 4402 B Hwy 98 New.construction 2
bedroom 2.5 bath Townhouse in, Mexico Beach.
Expected completion by Oct. 1. Covered boat slip
included that v.ill i.L:.:mmnidajr a 27 foot boat. This
is a Fisherman's Dream. $359,900


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MLS#95792: 390 West Arm Drive Ready to move
iri! 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide sitting on 1.3
Acres -. Property) bjcks the e juiiul Dead Lakes!,
$54,900.


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MLS#96436: 311 Quail Ridge Rd.- Immaculate 3
bedroom, 3 bath on a beautiful 123 x 264 corer lot.
There are too many amenities to list. Thfs is a fabu-
lous investment at this price!!!! $99,500


Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has cap-
tured the market on "unique dining". The
Indian Pass Raw'Bar serves up the area's
best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab legs and
variety of similar delectables. The semi-self
service restaurant offers great atmosphere
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MLS#96635 4402 C Hwy. 98 New Construction
2 bedroom, 2 bath Townhouse. with *a covered boat
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Hardwood Floors, Tiled Baths & Custom -Wood
Accents. Expected to be ready for: occupancy by Oct.
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finished. It is 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath and comes with a
Covered boat slip. This is a Fisherman's dream come
true! $359,900


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


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Gulf Front
MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
MLS#95237 Windmark Beach $925,000
MLS#95457 Cape San Bias $375,000
MLS#95458 Cape San Bias $375,000
MLS#96380 Indian Pass $595,000

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


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SGulf View
MLS#95715 Mexico Beach $159,900
MLS#94941 St. Joe Beach $225,000
Interior
MLS#96467- St. Joe Beach $125,000
MLS#94526 Wewalitchka $29,000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000


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Howze and Thompson Exchange Vows


Donna Suzan Howze and
George David Thompson were unit-
ed in holy matrimony on June 14 at
First United Methodist Church in
Port St. Joe. Reverend Dan Rhodes
performed the ceremony. Martha
Sanborn directed the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of
Gary and Nancy Howze of Port St.
Joe. She is the granddaughter of
May Howze of Apalachicola and Bill
and Angie Welch of New Orleans,
LA,
The groom is the son of Harold
Thompson of Wewahitchka and


Josephine Thompson of San
Antonio, TX. He is the grandson of
Fred and Nina Thompson of
Apalachicola and the' late David
and Maria De Luna of San Antonio,
TX.
Cathy Carlsten served as lady


of honor. Cathy Welch, cousin of
the bride, and Amber Lanier, niece
of the groom, served as brides-
maids. The flower girl was Emily
Welch, cousin of the bride.
David Meyer was best man.
Groomsmen were Carl Petteway Jr.


and Gary Thompson, brother of the
groom. The ring bearer was Blaine
.Howze, nephew of the bride.
The bride's parents hosted a
reception at the Gulf County Senior
Citizen Center in Port St. Joe. A
rehearsal dinner was given, by
Harold and Jean Thompson in the
fellowship hall at First United
Methodist Church.
After a wedding trip to Lake
Lure, North Carolina, the couple
will reside in Port St. Joe. The bride
is a teacher at Port St. Joe Middle
School. The groom is employed
with the Florida Department of
Corrections.


-1n Intimate Retreat fjr the
Discriminnl tinU Individual
Ha ir Nails -
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Alexis Jones

Look Who's 10!
On Saturday, August 2, Alexis
Bianca Jones celebrated her tenth
birthday with an ice cream and
cake party. Present were her par-
ents, Antonio and Wendy Jones,
aunts Kimberly Beard and Carla
Riley, grandmother Ometa. Osborne
and cousins Krystal, Jak, Ramon,
T.C. and Chan.
After spending her summer
vacation in Port St. Joe, Alexis will
return home to Jacksonville, where
she will enter the fifth grade at
Twin Lakes Academy.
Alexis excels in all her subjects
and remained on either the A or AB
honor roll during the entire 2002-
03 school year.
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Hunter Bailey


Mr. and Mrs. George David Thompson



Dixie Theatre Presents

Androcles and the Lion


On Tuesday. August 12 at 7:30
p.m., Seaside Repertory Theatre
will bring their production of-
Androcles and the Lion to the Dixie
Theatre in Apalachicola.
Sponsored iby the St. Joe
Community Foundation. this per-
formance is free for e\vervone.
One of the most popular chil-
dren's plays ever written. Androcles
and the Lion has been produced in
all 50 states and 20 countries. It is
the classic tale of a timid young
slave who helps a fierce forest,ani-
mal, who in turn allows the slave to
get away.
When the Good Samaritan
slave is condemned to death, the
(See Dixie Theatre on Page 4B)

Hunter Is 7!
Hunter Bailey celebrated his
seventh birthday on Friday, August
1, at Lake Alice Park with a Finding.
Nemo party.
Hunter is, the son of Brad and
Michelle Bailey and Harley's big
brother.


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_ coastal archirecru.r, ro the unspoiled.
shell-.srewne beach and abundance
o lwtldlite Indeed it ll dese things
that make livng here -o _pecial.
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Follow C-30A for 11.6 miles, Lane is on the left 1.9 miles past the "Indian PassRaw Bar".
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S Offered fully furnished this 'spacious
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I JOE" This Spacious 4 BR/3BA 1900
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schools, churches and downtown.THIS
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fireplace, spacious decks, snappy
decor and much more! OFFERED
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$289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.


Treasure Shores Ouview @ $165,000
SouthBeach 2nd Tier @ $225,000.
66'x1650' t Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
$850,000.
1st Tier in Sweetwater Shores, 53'x209'+-,
$299,900
Green Hills Gulf View @ $159,900
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias $165,000
ladian Laemsonl rfiont, I acre +-,
$295,000".
104' x 208 bordering State Park @$85,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x 106',
$124,900
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias, 51'x312't,
$399,000.


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BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace,
wet bar, and professionally decorated.
OFFERED @ $925,000.


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Page 4B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 7, 2003


Wewahitchka Student Participates In HOBY


World Leadership Congress in Washington, DC


Thirteen outstanding high
school sophomores represented
Florida in the nation's capitol last
week at the Hugh O'Brian Youth
(HOBY) World Leadership Congress
(WLC) held at the George
Washington University July 18-25.
Created by veteran actor Hugh


four-day HOBY Leadership
Seminars. At the end of each semi-
nar, every ambassador is eligible to
attend WLC on a space available
basis. Funding and in-kind gifts for
the conference were made possible
by HOBY staff and volunteers
through corporations and commu-


mores the opportunity to discover
their leadership potential and how
to use their potential to become the
leaders of tomorrow," said O'Brian.
"We give them a hands-on
opportunity to interact with today's
top movers and shakers in busi-
ness, government, education, tech-


Florida delegates are shown in Washington, D.C.


O'Brian, television's Wyatt Earp,
HOBY affords over 350 high school
students, 250 .from the U.S. and
105 from 17 foreign nations, a
unique opportunity to gain leader-
ship training through interactive
panel discussions, guest speakers
and special events.
The selection .process for high
school students began last
September, when more than
13,000 public and private high
schools selected their outstanding
sophomores to attend one of 85


Dixie Theatre

(Continued from Page 38)
lion remembers the kindness done
to him and returns the favor. Using,
authentic staging and stock char-
acters of Commedia, del Arte,.
including the miserly Pantalone,
the bragging Captain, the romantic
lovers, the trickster Arlinquin, and,
of course, an endearing Lion-
Aurand Harris has turned Aesop's
fable into a magical theatrical expe-
rience with something for the whole
family.
The play masterfully interplays
zany comedy with the warmth of
friendship. Androcles and the Lion
is a prize-winning play, applauded
around the world, again and again!
The Dixie Theatre will open at
7:00 p.m. for general admission
seating with the performance start-
ing promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Don't miss this exciting pro-
duction at the Dixie Theatre locat-
ed in downtown Apalachicola at 21
Avenue E on Tuesday, August 12 at
7:30 p.m.


nity service organizations..
This year's delegates from
Florida are: Jorge Martirez, Coral
Gables High School, Miami; Callyn
Hall, Sarasota High School,
Sarasota; Zach Barnes,
Wewahitchka High School,
Wewahitchka; Rolando Machado,
Monsignor Edward 'Pace H.S.,
Miami Lakes; Mary Gibb, St.
Edwards School, Vero Beach;
Roxanne Walters, Charlotte High
School, Port Charlotte; James
Moreno Lely, High School, Naples;
Katherine Semmer, Canterbury
School, Fort Myers Beach; Hans
Tanzler, Jacksonville Episcopal
H.S., Jacksonville; Robert
Utterback III. Auburndale.Sr. High
School. Auburndale. Nadine Sleir.
Lake Brantley Hligh School,
Longwood; Faequa [lhan.'-Gulliher
Preparatory School, Miami; Alicia
.Pool, East Ridge High School,
Clermont.
"At HOBY, our primary pur-
pose is to give high school sopho-


nology and other professions.
Inspired by my nine-day visit with

Taco Salad Sale
The Gulf County senior citizens
will be selling those delicious taco
salads on Friday, August 15 from
11:00 a.m. unit 1:00 p.m. at the
Port St. Joe Senior Citizens Center.
The lunch includes chips, iced tea,
cake and a salad for $3.50.
Coldwell Banker Realty and the
Senior Citizens will be taking
orders until 3:00 p.m. on
Thursday, August 14. To place an
...order call 648-1010 or 229-6466.
fiV;egr i-. aPlaible to all Port St.
- Joe businesses and to the beadle s.
The proceeds will be used to
help pay for meals and the Helping
Hands program. The senior citizens
thank the community for all their
support.


Doutn by tk& rive...
V Like-new 3br/2ba double-wide
on high and dry lot close to
Douglas Landing. Features
il: include screened front and
back porches, covered carport
i 1 and fenced yard. Inside is in
excellent condition. This is a
great property for a low-
maintenance weekend retreat
J- ,escA a atsoff,, or comfortable year-round
living. Very close to the boat
.Ret.... eslg Real Estate launch at Douglas Landing
Cell: (850) 896-6354 E-mail: jippoar-realty.net and so quiet, all you hear are
P ORthe web: wwwportrealy.net crickets chFirping!
Realy To Free: 18501 239-69 m$64,900
Realty Tall Free: 1877) 239-1169 rls# 96394


Dr. Albert Schweitzer, I founded
HOBY based on his comment that
'the most important thing in educa-
tion is teaching young people to
think for themselves.' Our thrust is
to teach them how to think, not
what to think, and what the think-
ing process is!"
The theme for this year's WLC
was "Uniting the World's Youth of
Today for a Better Tomorrow."
Topics covered in the confer-
ence included leadership, science
and technology, international
affairs, volunteerism, higher edu-
cation, and diverse cultures and
faiths. In addition to participating
in seminars, students visited major
D,C. attractions including the U.S.
Capitol, Museums, Memorials, and
Monuments on the National Mall.

Looking for Students

Interested In B.S.

Accounting Program
Florida .State University,
Panama City Branch is considering
offering a BS Accounting Degree in
Gulf County. This would prepare a
graduate for the CPA exam.
If there is enough interest by
qualified people in the Gulf and
Franklin County area, then clauses
would likely be offered at the GCCC
Gulf Franklin Center in: Port! St.
Joe.
All interested individuals
should contact the admissions
department at Florida State
University's Panama City Campus
at 866-539-7588 (toll free) or con-
tact Steve Norris after 5:00 p.m. for
more information at 227-2110. The
deadline for a response is August
11.





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LIBERTY COUNTYPROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just offHwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private boat landings $100,000 and up. Also V
to 1 acre parcels with deeded access to landing with 100 foot of river frontage adjoining
State Forest $12,500 and up.
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. HunFreds df acres to
choose from. Located in and around Sumatra in developer friendly Liberty County.
Endless possibilities. With zoning already in place. Just 25 miles from coast up Hwy 65.
Prices starting at $6000 per acre. Also have several homes available in area.
FRANKLIN COUNTY PROPERTIES
Lanark Beach, 60 foot waterfront parcels, beautiful trees and picturesque views. City
water and sewer available. $285,000
City Block Within Apalachicola City Limits, zoned multifamily, great investment op-
portunity. $250,000 also other City lots and Apalachicola area properties available.
Apalachicola Deepwater Access Waterfront Scipio Creek, 2.5 acres parcel can be
subdivided, $250,000
GULF COUNTY PROPERTIES
Beautiful 50 foot Gulf Front Lot Indian Pass area ready to build on Federal Flood
Insurance available. Priced right $525,000.
30+/- Acres on beautiful Sauls Creek surrounded by 120,000 acres of Federal and
State Conservation Land. .1200 foot of deepwater creek frontage, comes with a free four
bedroom 2.5 bath home. Beautiful giant oaks, Palms, and other Flora. This is arare find.
Nature Lovers/Sportsmans Paradise. Priced at $295,000..
Burgess Creek Just off Hwy 71 about 20 miles North of Port St. Joe. 2- thru 20 acre
parcels adjoining State owned land, Starting at $5500 per acre and up.
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Deadline For Purchasing


(NAP) Crop Coverage

The Farm Service Agency -is tive fee of $100 per crop, per coun-
currently accepting applications for ty. Fees are capped at $300 per
NAP coverage. NAP provides fman- county percent of expected produc-
cial assistance to eligible producers tion and coverage must have been
affected by natural disasters. This purchased 30 day prior to the cov-
federally funded program covers erage period.
noninsurable crop losses and The application closing dates
planting prevented by disasters. for the following crops are: August
Eligible disasters are any of the fol- 15 for cabbage; August 31 for
lowing: damaging weather such as beans, cauliflower and strawber-
drought, excessive moisture, or ries; September 1 for Christmas
hurricane; an adverse natural trees, mollusk and finfish. Failed
occurrence such as earthquake or crops must be reported within 15
flood; a condition related to damag- days after the disaster.
ing weather or adverse natural For further information on the
occurrence such as excessive heat NAP program, please contact the
or insect infestation. The natural Calhoun-Franklin-Gulf and Liberty
disaster must occur before or dur- County FSA Office at 17413 NW
ing harvest and must directly affect Leonard Street, Blountstown,
the eligible crop. Applicants must Florida, 32424 or call 850-674-
pay a nonrefundable administra- 8388 or 1-800-243-9912 ext. 6.

Sign Language Course! at GCCC


The Office of Lifelong Learning
of Gulf Coast Community College
will conduct courses this fall
designed to teach sign language as
follows:
Sign Language I: (Source #:
SPA1620) This course Will teach
introductory receptive and expres-
sive sign language skills, including
a working knowledge of 500 signs
(alphabet, colors, numbers, food
and emergency signs, etc.). The
course will address the current sign
systems used throughout the U.S.,
including ASL, Signed English,,
Exact Signed English and PSE. The
class will foster greater apprecia-
tion and understanding of the hear-
ing impaired and their culture. The
class will meet on Tuesdays from
August 26 to December 9, from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is
$111.50 and a textbook is required:
and available in the GCCC book-
store.
Sign Language II: (Course
#:SPA1622) This class is a continu-
ation of the concepts introduced in
Course #:SPA 1620, which is a pre-
requisite for taking this course.
Expansion of signing vocabulary by
300 new signs will be taught, as
well as the achievement of receptive
and expressive skills with 80 per-
cent accuracy The class will meet
on Thursday from August 21 to
December 11, from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. The ddst is $111.50.:
For additional information. call
(850) 872-3819 or (800) 311-3685,
ext. 3819, or visit the Lifelong
*Learning website at http://lllgulf-


coast.edu/rp.


Lifelong Learning

Courses at GCCC
The Office of Lifelong Learning
of Gulf Coast Community College
will conduct a series of fall courses
as follows:
EVOV (Emergency Vehicle
Operators Course); Basic Rescue
and Extrication; CPR Update; ACLS
Update (Advanced Cardiac Life
Support); Advanced Rescue and
Extrication; Sign Language I;
American: Meds; SARS and Other
Emerging Infections; Chest
Trauma; AIDS Update; Basic CPT
Coding; Domestic Violence;
Hypertension: Therapeutic Blood
Withdrawal; HIV to AIDS; IV
Therapy Course; Prevention of
Medical Errors; Venipuncture
Techniques; Nutritional Needs of
the Elderly; Arthritis Update;
Planning for Long Term-Care; Basic
Perioperative Nursing Theory and
Lab; BLS Healthcare Provider
Course.
In addition, Computerized
:Learning System Courses will be
offered as follows:
CPR update; ACLS
Update(Advanced Cardiac Life
Support System).
For additional Information, call
'1850) 872-3819 or (800) 311-3685. ;
ext. 3819, or visit the Lifelong
Learning website at http://llgulf-
coast.edu/rp.


SComet Ready To Shine


Kitty Comet Ready To Shine


Currently available for adoption
at the Humane Society are Comet, a
cute white kitty with orange ears
(pictured), Custer, an adorable
dachshund; Sam, a year old tan col-
ored lab; Cookie, a 10-12 week old
mixed breed pup;. Turbo, a beautiful
7 month old male mix; Dominique,
a white male lab, already neutered
with shots, FREE; Jetson, a reddish
brown semi-longhaired male.
Ben, a 3 month old English
bulldog; Monica, a small black and
tan female feist; Tiki, a Jack


Russell/mountain feist mixed male;
Homer, a nice creme colored lab
male; Stumpy, a Boston bull terrier
mix puppy; Happy, a friendly
German shepherd female; Sassy, a
nice sandy colored year old female
lab; and a large number of kittens.
Please come seel
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
at 227-1103 or visit the Humane
Society's. web site at www.sjbhu-
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Sheriff's Beat
July 29: Joshua Truitt, 22, of
Wewahitchka, VOP-possession
cocaine Pinella County; Brenda
Turner, 30, of Mexico Beach,
domestic battery; Brian Peiffer, 32,
of Port St. Joe, domestic battery,
introduction contraband; Michael
Williams, 32, of Tallahassee, flee-
ing and eluding, DWLSR, reckless
driving, resisting w/o violence,
possession paraphernalia.
July 30: Matk Williams, 23, of
Port St. Joe, VOCC-burglary; Carol
Armstrong, 50,. of Panama City,
attempted arson.
August 1: David Selman, 42, of
Wewahitchka, aggravated battery
DWLSR; Traci Ritter, 29, of
Wewahitchka, affray; Jane Parker,
39, of Wewahitchka, affray.
August 2: Mark A. Williams,
23, of Port St. Joe, VOP-burglary.
August 3: Annie R. Holmes, 53,
of Wewahitchka, no registration.
August 4: Edgar Causey, 42, of
Wewahitchka; battery.
PSJ Police Beat
July: 29: Connie Melissa
McNeil, 33, of Port St. Joe, viola-
tion of probation; Lonnie Harold
McLemore, 40, of Wewahitchka,
violation of community control.
August 1: Larry W. Gough, 43,
of Panama City, driving with sus-
pended license; Jason R. Polk, 33,
of Wakinville, Georgia, violation of
probation.
August 2: Mark Anthony
Williams, Jr., 23, of Port St. Joe,
violation of probation.
August 4: Ahmad R. Skanes,
20, of- Port St. Joe, operating a


vehicle without license.
Stolen Vehicle Reco\'ered
The 2000 Ford tuck reported
last week as stolen has been recov-
ered. The Port St. Joe Police
Department appreciates everyone's
help in the matter.


- 1WE WORK HARD FOR YOU!!!!


2181 C-30 Bcauoti j srrroundi-r, inf r iehe
Fic,'t. KW(IOmye"'Sit on the I-a rod svarch
migriilcenr un;neb ,irujrid ,n appr.vs) 4
.,:xLrs' %uh, e oak- driped in SpanimIar moi'.
palm tree.. gazebo.'and d,:.k;. Mian, cLr., itre.
nor fearurc, Call for a lst of all the
amenities. $425,000


Lisa Hambrick
Varona
Broker/Ch'w er


Dianna Routh
Seth Campbell
Realtor Associates


"Selling Beach Dreanms


ceaCmbrick aeltv, Jnc.


3001 Hwy. 98


JUU S 2JII O LTCk 1No%- LIIIJL- J IbluL L.
be ,m conntruci.'r.'2 BP. 2 5 BA Only 3
ho.i.;e fr-,rm the beach mTke lhe..fe ufilt ha'e
On OLUTSTANDING ie.. ,,t the Gulli of
MeIco.i' Two units are already under con-
tract with only two left! Call for a copy
o.f t Nheloo.r -ia


00 Sesame Street & Sycamore Street
Corner Lt.r REDUCED PRICE $10.000.
Cloc rt, shaool Call Dianna today for
details on this beauty.


6930 Alabama Avenue BeauFiiUllh land
-capcd corner loi 4 BR, 2 BA. Large Pool
Full,' Fenced Call Dianna today for
details on this beauty. $289,000



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Mexico Beach, FL 32410


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507 A, B, C 7th SL F .R 2 5 EA !ichei
has n La"lod. hr.n np Proc ;p-s':e. liridiicipc
Greatr bwtoni iUrearJ 0 W1ors' Tr" I V'c I Io(gC
10 -liL~ LI Irl WIFI-t-rurtifl M Orie
n.inrh Gret in on.' Fr -rPrecmnrt uitrin
price, Grir tI ri i un [olr reiar.l, I rnjs
S159,900 $169.900


Lots Listings
* Lot 13 W. Creekview Dr. i Acre
MOLt r.:reUr,irt .[ Su.r.nc Cin.ck Cill f:.r
i~zs $10.000

* 515 W. Beatty Ave White City Nice
rciden.l lor. "'5' 1 L0'$16,000

* Lot 7 Edgewater Subd. St. Joe
Beach Great corner ior, guil 1t iv
n60' ; 135' $160,000


8110 AAmerelns Are Great location In the
7918 Alabama Avenue 4 BR 3 BA front oft Selsliores Subd Gulf View from the
Beauriful home th all the amenioes Masonry ktlchen, In cm, dm. rm, & the screened front
fireplace, new ile & carpet, nce addluon lliar porch 3 BR.,'2 RAvere well mannr-uned home.
added a large master bthi with walk-in closet, Wood flounng vidl ceranic rile all dou nstarr
.prinklcr r~srem, double carport w.'storae, .and in the master bath Bonur room donn.
clctcric g ae w/pnvac fence. lots of cabiner t irS could be a 4th bedrouin, ganic ruom,
space throughout home, chair railing. 2 apple office. etc Niccl\ land.Iaped wnth privacy
trees. double pinee hinted wvndoiw .too man In ening .round the back yird Excellent rental
e.xras to ast A MUST SEBE 5350,000 potenual ne\cr on rental markcL. $349,000


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Around these parts Hwy 98 is the "information highway" and Star


Publishing Co. provides the information all along that highway to some 30,000


readers every week with its three weekly newspapers and another 45,000 or so


each month with its visitor's guide, sportsman's magazine and real estate guide.


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T, ` ... .
Meeting at Mexico
Beach or Over70 Years. Pg. 5A
County Swats/
Sprays Problem ...... Pg. 3A
Discussing Future ____ _
of Education....... Pg. 4A
Hawks World
Series Bound.....: Pg. IOA
Arvida Unveils I
Beach Club ......... Pg. 7A
lmw Enforcemen Ne ... Pg. 3A
Sports ............ Pgs. 9-12A
Socie ........... Taxable Pro
Obituaries .......... Pg. 28 by Tim Croft
Church News. ........ Pg.4B The evidence is eveery e.
New developments sprouting
Classified, Legals Pgs. 8-JOB like mushrooms in a cow pasture
after a heavy rain.
I Finely appointed houses "rising
Gulf Commissioner where woods edsted just a year
Wo. B gn The cape draped inconstruc-
WOr n tion crews, trucks carrying build-
i, uing materials threading across C-
Gulf commissioners held the 301llkePattonin theArdennes.
first oftwo scheduled workshops to Lots Increasing In value with-
look at their upcoming budget out one foot of concrete being
Monday afternoon, making it poured.
Through much of the work to see Perny Masoai could close this
where they stood with a piretmi case without a dramatic courtroom
r ,, C Ce i .-., .,-_,. r.- .
I m l:rei- r.- .. -ae at a trallase -i se, uul,, Ihe r.Ie Il.v -.t ta r.e
rate Lhe wAs aitlidei: i -- r..elr I4I I'i v err ., ...A ioser
6 403l ru i-a hi. r.ei yr. reI-C a u. lii- ", i.e.L.- aiin.A, iu"-r
.-2ItlC e 5Wu,7t l13 Toe. u e Ee- A..:- M1r4i j A~-ealrosrr,.
tince r u r kh nuirmcer. itie o'l IAtis rWilia ead Le r.perrt
age rl. e rii e..-i'- La rnt; i .li- e u p, A -i. r; t,-. a*:Ir.' li.e
amntiO Als l suuet .- Iser Cs. .i- .J; ::,,- r, a .r,,triI d er.n
taking Into account the increase of dige iar cr r-. ale uf.-rFeri.
propertytaxvalues) Is .8825mills. uame l r.u C- m.e 1rm i.rai nen
The board will continued visit- year values ha risen so dramat-
ing the budget Wednesday after- cay.
noon after The Stars press time. The I: Ii ,-., r.u.T .' r' ...
Several areas lit the budget were .nr,,,' t.5u' 'r.-p.r', .ir ,': er, a
S UTin.;lc d t,' rl:rea.-. .- ,lP u 'r :l" 1 : $.i l o- J .
ar tr nt r.e Ecl.,e u '. ; f.. I em bltlri.a
i r o gt*.-t That is up 17.25 percent from
S In order to get back to the roll lastyear's total of $l,095.,360.,589 .
back rate the board would have to when property values In the coun-
cul .pFr-.-ateJ 11 I1 ; n 1 Lc. ty exceeded $1 billion for the first
irom i.e--j, .e A c.0d.On;e L time.
oaur. tbadgl nb.rilu is ieLs-heI. .er,.' r.J Ia ,s-dii." ure
&ee ?'arr Apelar ., sa C .r.- Cr 0'. '..'em- Ci.. Far-c,'
Fri Apii-a-''e"C- 31-'l-Fr*P"r. Ca.!:{a-w
(by August 4) for notices of budgets pr,: -' -,rV-1.rC -L Ci- -ir,
and public hearings to be set. to occur dally, by the time num-


New Real Estate

Guide Makes Debut


rus. -L uLe r i. DL.ti. le Fiuit Iujrvele rl.".IFT. il.
we felt-we needed a product po-
duced locally to address local real
estate needs.'.
So. Star, Publishing has
launched a monthly real estate
guide that will be distributed to
10,000 subscribers of The Star.
S 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.
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and Meie.co each area It also
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through lca bank and rtgage
companies. Adveria g for other

The iulf Coast Real Estate


Guide differs from other guides in
The firt is that this guide


Times and The Carrabelle Times


research and write on various top
i .: .:fL-i .n-.- i, r--i .jtI-: '-.i
N: :' -i rec.itea i g.. s- : r'.
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
1,-i_ r., iar, of any distribution
ai rl: -.J Our circulation dou-
bles, and even quadruples, the cir-
culation of other real estate adver-
tising products., Ramsey said.
Adding to that impact,, he
er.le,- L L iit halfofthatclrcu-
ijUir, : i,: i.bscribers of our
ie-,C ;. r:' i .il circulation Is
u'.il.,. i.rr.'...luzed as quality
-.j;u-r .re : itlnued.
Addtional-
ly,-.. Ramsey
pointed out, a
recent survey



subscribers
look for real
state informa-
tion In the
local newspa-
pers. Many of
those, he
added, 0 own
real'estate on
--1-. '=- I = the Gulf Coast
Tgg 'and are part-
These are
the very people
our real estate nrms are trying to
reach' he sad.
"An additional 9,000 copies'
will be distributed with our
Panhandle Beacomn and Hotk &
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 pald 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.


es Up $228 Million


perty Values Total Over $1.323 Billion-Up 17.25%


bears are finalized and TRIM nc ufe
mailed, the numbers willlikey a k
upward.,
The rise in value translate
Into more bang, or bucks, f -m a
mill, which represents $1 for neea
$1,000 of assessed value.
Therefore. one mill ir. the
county will this. year: b-ng
$1,322,748, over $2280.W0 mTrre
thanlast year.
C- aiUder -tat the count and
cr.r l oui.um ae i~m.ibmcu fi mdla
raesui rc.artl 14 rills and aud-
decny the equation involves reri
money.
uer a rineuvoii nu hjaeun "5a mc.
see L.es Lunr...e ii i ule pnais
Colbert has said' of the
Property Appralser's office that., e
part. "Were historians. Were loak
mire arr r-u- rted, napkri.ed
it.rielr;e, the nas e propeiy
6e1-eJi I. isall). ad refletn of
ht. ihe arkhe htA drin.ei- pnrce
p-uacsirni It eal prpert,I ta.u i
In pfat pe arlil proper'r)
Ebile 1J d-T. o.d lajren
me_.u p.rley mutuh that he L value
adiea ira m 'r. p-.i v-n
iecrl..per- .ien subli'ldnuW
l.3c i1 t 1 islarC ri .re gulf .. bt.
iumpii h.Ieir .-ia an 01-mpie pile
-iulwir zA f impMi.jT Wales rnse
Illetr e rn JCI .n an en d
the bottom line becomes wider -.d
shaded deeper in black..,
si t'~.- !.u.-p -i ualec ',n
r.., a ir.'-tesrr cend iurt is La
Cruimu .ii i( ii' b ri:lte.
Fwrp.'Th..esev. r.Ae- 12 !6p.r
ir.ia 2-.i) 1r. pav-d it Uep pre-
vious year, and 13.83 in 2002.
In 2000, the jump didn't reach
double digits but It -u sear a
healthy. 8t76ipercent.
In the past l years, property
Values Iave all but doubled, from
$676 million in 1998 to the current
$1.323 billion.
ila iec LIa-r in ei e luteig the

fi. .l4sit e. ,t Crlt .
the clslng of the mill. T-
Irn i Wew Cer. where the
etota l appraised .ilue of pae arpty
1l f 2C-.) e ";I ahe afl-e-ainh 1
the closing ,of the mill.
in Wewahitchka, where the:
total appraised value of property
was Just $23.9 million in 1998, this
years taxable value tIs at $38.5 m-
lon.a rise of just over $3 million
from last year. ,
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Answers for Traffic Light

May Be on the Way -???
byTim Croft, permlot/dealgd e dlastun In the makrsl aboutthat mrnecutan
The Florida Department of FDOT fmce at Chlpk. Indicated The' numbers" bear
Tra.Spertai-on irr., t e a alh. t.-a. "iTe add aon of eaaibound Johfon's statements.
.n f r what uais the mieseon of and weaLbound lef-turn lance .n A hir lul one acc
Lb & c and r'l Screel I Pont SL (lU S 98 a1 aiti S lvi are jusu~hd Aft tbhtIrgu lUSt one accd
J,w based cn renrciled sigh[ disr at te mCncrse n t. 11 of 20
C r at cIav L t tances." there were 10 in 2001 and 15 ]
A year after telling local oMf- rhre lter goes on to say that year.
chals that traffic studies provided adduig two 12 laoI turn ILne a Most of those occued a
rol a.sma i mW.n.rr. m r larne an the mCersecrt. n would require the Instaalltionofthetraffm igh
Inlerection that has groon nghi-rf ay ac uiiiuons or case- theintersection
IncreIstrinlv a rnefieldd. the FDOT rens. which would "dictate nhl Through July 15, there
is .dicaaung there are after all projectbecoming a andidateproJ- beenlveL e putin00
porer.l .- mnn t fori the prtmgs Fve-Year ineret Pm peeVfm :00e
the olh.r shln ierr Wok Prognm. a stalr pace P tothe previous
Now they are deciding the That program i s. In basic )car
geometry oi the lterectin war. ternns, a blueprint fv yeap oul of Tial prm y cor.mmenL'
.-anedr autr.g s~omedlag said Bll the prejecs the rDOTf conaler Actng Chid James Hersey of
Kenr.edy of Preble RIsh the eng.c prison and would include in is Port SL Joe Police DepaXirenL
neering compsr. for the cty baosc annual funding request to are looking at hlumW g 10 to
Sppclalrv e a lkerner wrn by ete Flonda eglatme gaor. this yca O er the paos ih
Chailes L.-che m.. the As Lockepomted, ut In thele. years accidents haer gone
w ren i anApri that wo iwIu d ud


School Board Adopts

Tentative '03'04 Budget
by riu Croll
ieunru* IL rcetiAr ma.rihl mieeung on Tueslda the Gulf Counmy
hlei.,jl Bi..a.d eaibliihed a ler.taier budget tr the next fasal vear
IThe iAl budget a scr.e >6i000o 0 more their. lal years or about
r11 E76 m oilln and mnre imponanUy for Iap g ers tl curI) a jump in
the mulai' rate Lf fv oIe han a quarter Lf a mill
The village rale hi.dh as oblSO 1laj ycir is lenlualiv ret a, t
e? i e .r .e 2- A 32000r i-.cal tera
A mtill rpresenL& 61 Ir stre SI .00 ol asaea-ed value
Th qu-ter i r naul lumIp Is almri.nl enurerlv enrered airand a rise In
lie rllUe rilr ftr cafl smpaurip emerim in other iarrds bricks and mor
The'district, despite actually' due In part to, more than 17 percent
Increase In property values in the county, is also somewhat hamstrung by
the state's requirement for local effort ftnding.
This year, the state has set local effort mlllage at 5.2920. up from
5.2640.
u h. means ute dstnbe il reqtruued LO briig Mn same d4 percent of the
tul bdgel rIlndlng GulfC urTy schools
That s an 18.1 percent Increase In required loa funding, n terms
of dollars, fro tlastyear and continues a tired ofthe past live or years
in which more and moreof the districts budget Is footed by local taxpay
era. ,' "' ,
L..J eu 'he diie..,l .u mruied l 5 fInd 55 percer of the merall
And, one more number to mull. OGven the ump in local property rates.
the rollback mlllgag rate for required local funding would be 4.4655. The
state established It at the 5:2920.
That is set by the state.' said superintendent Jery Kelley. "We have
absolutely no discretion n hat .
And should; say, the district choose to set a lower milllg rate for local
effort funding, it would stand to forfeit some $4.65 million in state funds.
According to a spokeswmanivth the Florida Department of
Education, the Legislature established unadjusted local effort funding for
the entire state In its education budget each year.
(See Slo Brd on Pamle e o *A)


p 1roJtt e leasl fhe ears L. he
future. .
: 'erefor we are considering
meodlirig the existIng paeRment
marklngsby, rerowing the dtllhg
lane "widh Ia a .onue'odole the
addton of eastbound and sweal.
bound lefl rurn r nes Locke el*-
ter cor.unued
If. and that would scem a fir
b ignecam It the Omar could
aomplh he arroing of cal-
ing lanes to create turn lanes
-pim ent marking modica uona
could be completed in approm
male) l6 to 9 months Locke
wrote,;
IT P6iO is also recommend-
g that the dty add a southbound
tum lane on First Street to Improve
the turn radlu tos ast truck trmf-
Whi.ch leaes eveyattg. well
iead of murky th ee nmenL
A meLable rI FDOT acum
almg lines oulmed by oike aL.
unclear at thit time..
Locke. and FDOT district
spokesperson ,Tommle Spelghta
were out f town until later th
week and unvalle for comment
The onl issue for aey here
locally, or the otorist who have
either collided orust missed colli-
slons in recent weeks, Is that
sometIng must be done.
Thit IS a d "eru Inteec-
observed several scddent at the
interection in recent weeks. 'We
need to bring some preaaure it
bear on the DOT and Oocal law-


out

00
last
Rer
tat
had
Son
IUo

isd

ree
up


what 1.000percen.,
I The cause Hersey noted, was
easily deduced.
Vehicle making left turns moto
First Street are struck by oncoming
vehicles which switched from the
Inside to the outside lane to avoid
waiting on vehicles t front of them
in the inside lane.
SThose tying to turn onto First
Street sethe .oncoming outside
lane Initially dear, make the turn
and suddenly fnd a vehicle head-
ing their way. -
And as Kennedy noted. the
geometry of the Intersection is as It
always has been. but the traff
load, s downtownn business
Increases and .the amount of
tourists In.the ans inreases. has
increased quantumly. '
That Int-erseceon dtdnl have
turn signals to begin. widh.
hasn' changed ite truafk has
changed. eAnd strafe increase
youl hvew more accddentos.
Hersey faults. n part the
roadw y markngs. As opposed to
the area around Second Street. the
white lines delineating lanes is not
solid. There are no signs or mak-
mins preventing tramfc desm cang-
lag lnes.
Once It gets properly marked
we can start educating the public.
Hersey noted..
: Which leaves the Issue square-
ly inthe FDOTs lane.


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The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 7, 2003 Page 7B


14th Annual Lobster Festival &


Tournament Sept. 19, 20 and 21


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the
BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

Small Scale Map Amendment C. R. Smith Parcel ID #1 369-06DR Changing, 10 acres from
Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential.

Preliminary Plat Approval Piney Palms Parvey Development Corpotation Parcel ID #3171 -
040R -8.51 acres in Section 15, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida -34 unit
subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf county.

Preliminary Plt Approval San Blas Beach Club Parcel ID #6268-061R, #6268-068R, #6268-
065R 6.5 acrl in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 1 1 West, Gulf County, Florida 19 unit
subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval William J. Rish, Jr. Parcel ID #6268-750R -6.17 acres in Section 7,
Township 9. South, Range 11'West, Gulf County, Florida:- a 9 unit subdivision subject to all
development regulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval Seagrass Core Development Group LLC Parcel ID #6268-750R -
17.05 acres'ifSection 7, Township-9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 5 lunit sub-
division subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval Palm Breeze Gulf County Properties Parcel ID #3083-000R 31.857 acres
in Section;:30, Township 8 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 50 unit subdivision
subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval Sea Haven Estates Charles Costin -Parcel ID #3814-OIOR-45.317 acres in
Section 4, Township 6 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Flonda a'35 unit subdivision sub-
ject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval The Reservation Greg Waddell. Parcel ID #3187-001 R, #31 87-002R -
5.79 acres in Section 21, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 17unit sub-
division development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

;Final Plat Approval,- Sunset Point Sunset Point Development LLC Parcel ID #6345-SOOR -
32.01 acres in Sectior 25, Township 8 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 66 unit
subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval Park Point At Secluded Dunes Park Point At Secluded Dunes LLC Parcel
ID #6345600R 18.959 acres il1 Section 25, Township 6 South, Range 12 West, Gulf County,
Florida a 43 unit subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval Club at Cape San Bias The Club at Cape San Bias LLC Parcel ID #6288-
03 1R 6.07 acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 18
unit subdivision development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Variance Leslie Allen Parcel ID #3 143-OOOR Setbacks

Variance Ken Crowder parcel ID #31 47-OOOR Setbacks
Variance Sunset Hrbor of Mexico Beach PafiW 146 SOR &t #3 146-OOR Setbacks

St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI

Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update

Land Development Regulations (LDR) Revision

Applications may be reviewed at the Building and Planning Department, Room 301 in the Robert
Mr Moore Administration Building. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior to the meet-
'ing can be viewed at the Planning aiid Building Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


Publish August 7, 2003 and August 14, 2003


Schooners, The Last Local
Beach Club, will host the 14th
Annual Lobster Festival &
Tournament again this year The
event, which has grown to be the
biggest three-day Lobster .Festival
in Florida will be held on
September 19, 20 & 21.
The tournament began in the
fall of 1989 when Jeter Brock, the
event's first .director, and avid local
diver, Chuck Peek, initiated the
idea for a "Lobster Diving
Tournament" and now draws atten-
tion from divers and enthusiasts all
over the Southeast!
Divers will have the opportuni-
ty to compete in a variety of cate-
gories including Spiny Lobster
($1000 first prize), Shovelnose
Lobster ($300 first prize) and Big 6
($500 first prize.) A lobster pot will
also take place' on Saturday and
Sunday with cash- prizes of $125
twice daily. Weigh-ins will be from 4
to 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to
3 p.m. on Sunday.
The festival will begin at 4:00
p.m. on Sunday and spectators will
get a chance to taste the catch for
themselves! Fresh local lobster will
be served grilled, fried, saut6ed,
broiled, chilled, steamed, black-
ened, whole, halved and skewered
Tickets may be purchased for $14
and door prizes will be given away.
The final awards ceremony will
take place following the feast.
Otherwise known as
"Lobsterfest", the Annual Lobster
Festival & Tournament has experi-
enced changes over the years. In
the past, the tournament featured
a Lobster Mobster "Hawg" show on
Saturday. But in an effort to make
the event more family oriented, a
Sand Sculpting Contest was devel-
oped and is now in its 5th year.
This, year's festivities also feature
sandsculptors Dan Doubleday and
Meredith Corson of Sanding
Ovations. 'Between the.two, they
have won or placed in every major
competition, and participants and
spectators can dance to the sounds
of the Fabulous Expressions,
Proceeds from the event will
benefit the Panama City Marine
Institute (PCMI) and the Florida
Aquatic & Marine Institute (FAMI).
"This is an incredible event
that provides much needed help to
the PC Marine Institute-a great
program that helps kids by ettung


them involved with our natural will also be doing our part in help-
marine ecosystem," said Dan ing FAMI with their continuing ded-
Plyler, Schooners General
Manager/Lobster .Festival & ication to the development of local
Tournament Director. "And now we reefs."

Spotlight on Health:


Preventing Disease


By Dr. Peter Obesso
Preventing disease is more
important than treating disease. If
we could prevent every case of early
death due to preventable disease in
the United States we would be sav-
ing over one million lives per year.
This is on top of the millions
that are already saved by strict
public health measures like drink-
able water, sewage disposal, toxic
waste control, immunizations and
public. health campaigns against
tobacco use, drug abuse and drunk
driving, and by routine tests to
detect cancer in the early stages.
Everyday, we as ordinary citi-
zens, take many steps to prevent
disease. The simple acts of shower-
ing, brushing our teeth, washing
our hands, wearing shoes and
clean clothes have.increased our
life span. '
The following are the ten main
causes of preventable death in the
United States:
Illicit drug use: 20,000 deaths
per year;
Motor vehicle accidents;
25,000 deaths per year;
High risk sexual behavior:
30,000 deaths per year;
Firearms: 35,000 deaths per
year;
Toxic agents:. 60,000 deaths
per year. The ever increasing
demands of an expanding popula-
tion in an industrialized society call
for continuous vigilance from pub-
lic health officials to prevent toxic
products and byproducts from con-
taminating the air, water, and food
supplies :or destroying the ozone
layer and marine life.
Infectious diseases-: 90,00
deaths per year. New antibiotics
and: vaccines have changed the
practice of medicine in the last cen-
tury. We have to be aware of the
threat of new infectious diseases,
antibiotic resistance. and antibiotic
abuse.


Alcohol abuse: 100,000 deaths
per year. Alcoholism has been
found to be directly related to
dementia, violence, automobile.
accidents and liver disease.
Tobacco abuse: 400,000
deaths per year. Smoking is on the
decline because the general popu-
lation seems to be getting the mes-
sage that tobacco use is a direct
cause of hypertension, 'heart dis-
ease, emphysema and cancer.
Diet and activity patterns
account for 500,000 deaths per
year. Obesity and sedentary life:
styles seem to go hand in hand
with the amount of material suc-
cess we have achieved.
Hypertension, diabetes, heart dis-
ease, and arthritis can be delayed
or avoided if we -eat in moderation
and exercise.
Knowing the. leading risk fac-
tors of preventable disease is not
only important, it is simple. It is
the first step to living longer and
healthier.

Hunting from 1B
Fall classes fill up quickly
when people realize they must
complete the class before they can
purchase a license. Safety informa--
tion and schedules and locations
for FWC hunter safety classes are
on the FWC website. The course is
also available online.
"We're looking forward to a
great hunting season. Florida's
game is healthy, and is abundant
for the bag limits," said Cardinal
Collins, FWC hunter safety coordi-
nator. "Hunters can get ready by
reviewing the harvest regulations
and safety concerns. Now is also a
good time to sharpen your marks-
manship and sight in your rifle on
one of Florida's seven public shoot-
ing ranges." The shooting range
locations are listed on the FWC
wvebsite.


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1998 Buick Regal Gran
Sport. Low miles, one owner,
garaged, leather, loaded, 4
door. $5950. 960-4464.
ltc8/07
1995 GMC Safari Conversion
van. 1 owner, cold air, 4 cap-
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electric sofa bed, vacuum
cleaner, new tires, $5,900.
819-8176. 4tp7/17
1994 Mazda Protege, AT, AC,
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1996 Plymouth Neon. AT,
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price reduced for quick sale.
Was $2,995, now only
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1993 Saturn SL, 4 door,
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Must Seel $2950. 960-4464
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1991 Oldsmobile cutlass
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family size car, will finance
with low down payment for
right person 227-1294.
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1999 Chevy 1500 Conversion
Van. Extended, low miles,
one owner, extra clean, V8,
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1993 Oldsmobile Achieva,
4d, white economical local
transportation, high, miles
' will finance with low down
payment for right person
227-1294. tfc8/07

1993 Cadillac Sedan DeVille.
One Ownerl New condition.
Must Seel $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/07

1997 Chevy S10 Pickup.
Black 53k mi. Ext. cab, 1
owner, a/c, at, cassette call
after 4:30 CT 647-6267.
$8,100. 2tp8/07

2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24
Convertible AT, Ac, 36,000
one-owner miles. New condi-
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2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage. Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17


1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS.
5 speed, AC, CD, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc8/07

1989 Areo Star Van w/trailer
hitch. Runs great AC needs
repair. $1,000 obo. One trail-
er for hauling big tires $250.
Call 229-8378. 2tp8/07

1986 Nissan King Cab pick-
up. AC, extra clean. $2450.
960-4464. ltc8/07

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

2000 Toyota Sienna van.
60,000 miles. One owner.
New condition. Loaded. Rear
air. $9950. 960-4464.
ltc8/07

2001 Honda CR250e, Wiseco
piston, FMF gold series sst
pipe with shorty silencer, V-
force reed valves, Renthal
handlebars. Rk race chain,
Twin air filter, ufo plastic,
EBC brake pads. Fires in 2
kicks. Not a good first bike,
serious riders only. $2,500
call 227-1408, ask for Josh.
2tp7/24

1995 Ford Ranger XLT
Extended Cab. 70,000 miles,
5 speed, AC, mint' condition.
$3950. 960-4464. ltc8/07

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
2000 Nissan Frontier
Extended Cab, topper, AT,
AC, low miles, one owner,
new condition. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc8/07

2000 Dodge-Ram 1500 Quad
Cab Sport, 4X4, V8, loaded,
one owner, new condition.
Must see. $12,900. 960-
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For sale boat w 1 yr Nissan
30hp motor run less than 30
hrs. w/new trailer. Fast boat
is a Terry. Asking $2500
firm. For info call Charme
after 4pm at 229-8461.
4tc8/07
Jet boat 1996 Seadoo
Challenger very nice fast
$5,000 obo. Call 770-856-
3223. 3tp7/31
For Sale i998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave,
message. tfc6/12.


White City Christian School
is now enrolling for 2003 -
2004 School year. K2 12th
grade. After school programs'
available. A ministry of the
Gilgal Holiness Church locat-
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White City, Florida. (850)
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For Rent, Brand new 14 x 70
3 Br/2Ba Mobile home in
quiet park. $500 mo plus
dep. Call 648-5476. ltp8/07

House for rent in Wewa 2BR/
1BA $325 per month plus
security dep. 639-5721.
3tp8/07

Mexico Beach Canal
front townhouse, 2 BR/
2.5 BA located beachside
of Hwy 98 with a boat slip.
Unit comes fully' fur-
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"with one year lease. Call
850-647-2989. ltp8/07

Commercial Office Space in
PSJ for lease. Approx 672 sq.
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lease req. Call 229-1450 or
648-2301 for full details.'
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Office Space for lease 2900
sq. ft. Downtown PSJ. 101 -
A Reid Ave. 229-6961.
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Vacation Beach Rental 2
bdrm in Mexico Beach, $550.
per week contact
www.beachscent.com
3tp7/31

Trailer unfurnished 1
block from beach 2Bd/2Ba.
gas stove, refrig, w/d
hookups. Tenant pays all
utilities. $450 per mb. $300
dep. Call 647-5325. Avail.
Aug 1. 2tp,7 31
104C North 32nd St. Mexico
Beach. 640 sq. ft. 1 BR
unfurnished cottage. 1.5.
blocks from beach.
Appliances include iceinaker
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. 2tp7/31
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

Apartment for rent. Call
Kenney 227-7241 or Phil
227-2112. tfc7/17


In Wewa RV/Mobile home
lots for rent. $100 per
month, includes water and
sewer. 639-5721. 6tp7/10
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
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.
2tp8/07

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

107B North 31st St.
Mexico Beach. Furn. 3
story duplex w/central
h/a, 2 car carport on 1st
floor. Living room, bath-
room,.and kitchen w/ice-
maker refrigerator, dish-
washer, built-in. micro-
wave and stove on 2nd
floor. 2 bedrooms, bath-
room, stackable washer/
dryer 3rd floor. About 1.5
blocks from beach and
limited gulf view from sec-
ond and third floor decks.
Available: 08/22/03, $800,
mo., $600 sec. dep., No
Pets. Fay Massoletti 850-
648-6739. 2tp7/31
Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
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rates. Call 639-3600. rcs6/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-.
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
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New. extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm. ch&a, cjsh-
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FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM: tfe6/5






One couch, one chair for sale
$95. 229-6664. ltp8/07

For Sale: Console Piano. Cal
229-8978 after 5:00 leave'
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Rain or Shine. 2431 Oak
Grove Ave. PSJ Aug 8 Fri,
and Aug 9 Sat. .ltp8/07

Moving Sale 1911 Cypress
Ave. 8am 1 pm. Sat Aug
9th. Tables, toddler bed,
lawn chairs, various chil-
di'en's items, washer/dryer
and much more. Rain or
Shine. ltp8/07
Yard Sale 7266 Alabama
Ave. 9am Fri and Sat.
ltp8/07

Repeat of last week's sale,
with lots of new items. 1107
Garrison Ave. 7 til.ltp8/07

Garage Sale Sat. Aug 9th
2007 Marvin Ave., 8:00 -
12:00 Clothes, toys, tools,
microwave, NordicTrack and
lots of misc. ltp8/07
Yard sale Fri and Sat 8th and
9th at 9 am 312 Coronado,
St. Joe Beach. ltp8/07

Garage Sale T.V.s,
microwave, small appliances,
mattress and bedroom
suites, living room suite, 175
Seashore Dr. Call 647-3425.
ltp8/07
Yard Sale: 704 Nautilus Dr.
St. Joe Beach 9:00am until.
No early birds. August 9th.
ltp8/07

Huge 2 family yard sale Sat.
Aug.. 9th 7 12 315 N Hwy
71. Beside Harold's Auto
Parts. Tons of toys inside
and outside. Little Tykes.-
talking stuffed-animals lots
of boys -clthes size 8-16 -
some baby clothes, blankets,
etc... women's clothes nice
jackets. If you have kids,
Don't miss this onell
ltp8/07

Gigantic carport sale
Saturday, Aug 9, 8:00 til?
Rain or shinell Many bar-
gains. TV, stereo, recliner,
rocking chair, LOTS of girl's
and ladies' clothing in brand-
new condition. Dishes, toys,
games, and much much
more. 7245 Highway 71,
White City. 827-8703 after
3:00. ltp8/07





Toucan's Restaurant in
Mexico Beach now hiring all
positions. Apply in person
between 1 4pm CT. tc8/07


JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe has
the following openings:.
Driver/Loader Operator,
$8 per hour
And
Trash Loader Operator,
$8 per hour
(CDL License are required)
Applications are available at
City Hall. Application period
will be held open until filled.
The City of Port St. Joe
enforces a Drug Free
Workplace Policy. aid is
EEOC/Affirmative Action
Employer.
JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
be accepting applications
until Friday, August 15,
2003, 5;00 p.m., E.S.T., for'
the following position:
BUILDING INSPECTOR
This position will require on
site field inspections for com-
pliance with all applicable
technical, local, state and
federal codes for commercial
and residential construction.
The Building Inspector will
work under the supervision
of the Building Official. This
position also requires general
office work, assisting the
general public and the ability
to communicate oral and
written reports.
Minimum qualifications:
Must be 18 years or older,
High School Graduate or
equivalent, and have a valid
Florida Driver's License. All
applicants are required to
have five (5) years experience
as a Trades Foreman,
Contractor or as a Building
Inspector (or a combination
of the three). The applicant
must submit with his appli-
cation the proof of ability to
qualify (i.e. letter from con-
tractor, existing contractor's
license). NOTE: Although not
part of this position, appli-
cant must have ability to
qualify for Provisional
Certification for Plans
Examiner, Electrical
insp ect o r Mechanical:
Inspection' arnd 'Plumbing,
Inspector as required by the
Building Code Administrator
and Inspectors Board per
Chapter 468FS. Applications
can be obtained and
returned at the Gulf County
Courthouse in the Robert M.
Moore Administration Office,
100 Cecil G. Costin Blvd.,
,Sr., Rdom,302, Port St. 'Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-
6106 or 229-6111, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., E.S.T.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Active Employer.
/s/ Jerry W. Barnes,
Chairman Attest: /s/
Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish July 31 and August
7, 2003 2tc7/31
Experienced framer need-
ed. Good pay. 648-6523.:,,-


TRUCK DRIVER
Class A License, Boom Truck Experience
Preferred, but will train right person.
Applyat:h
Bayside Lumber & Building'Supply 516
First Street, Port St. Joe, FL
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE,,,

Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Aide Position.
(7hr. per day)
Application Deadline:
August 11, 2003, Deadline
12:00 noon ET
Contact Person: Mr. Don
Rich, Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe,.FL 32465
(850) 227-1744
Job Description: A copy of
the advertised job descrip-
tion arid an application form
are available from the
District Office building locat-
ed at 150 Middle School Rd.
in Port St. Joe.
http://prod.schbolcruiser.co
m/gcsb or
www.gulf.k12.fl.us.
SQualifications:
Responsibilities include
transporting students from
Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe
Must be licensed by the Gulf
County School Board to drive
a bus or presently in train-
ing. Successful applicant
must pay a $60 fingerprint
analysis fee, get a pre-
employment physical .and a'
pre-employment drug
screening.
Salary Range: Based on
Board approved" salary
schedule.
Gulf County Schools is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer 2td7/31

Real Estate office seeking.
dependable and hard work-
ing sales! associates. Please
stop by or call Hambrick
Realty, Inc. 3001 Hwy 98,
Mexico Beach. (850) 648-
1102.

HealthEssentials is the
nation's largest .provider, -of
healthcare i:;services to,
seniors. Our nurse practi-
tioners provide care on a
daily basis to a geriatric
patient base residing in long-
term care facilities. Local
physicians provide the col-
laborative role and provide
the necessary oversight.
These positions are very
independent and allow each
NP flexibility in scheduling
their day. A full-time posi-
tion is currently available for
a nurse practitioner in the
Port St. Joe, FL: area. The
position is salaried and offers
a very comprehensive array
of benefits. For additional,
information, please contact
Erin Mundy,
HealthEssentials, Inc. at
(770) 831-3245, by fax (770)
831-8274 or email
healthessentials@charter.net
See: our website at,
wxvw.healthessent'lals@lciar-
te-.net. 2tp7/31


Case Manager Position
Available. The Gulf County
Senior Citizens are now
accepting applications for a
part-time Case Manager.
Must have own transporta-
tion, be willing to travel and
work with elderly. Receives
referrals, completes assess-
ments, develops care plans,
maintains files, and arranges
services. Applications will be
accepted from Aug 8th thru
Aug 18th. You may pick
applications up from the Port
St. Joe Senior Center.
Interviews will be held on
Aug 19th and 20th.
Minimum qualifications are a
Bachelor's degree in social
work, sociology, psychology,
nursing or related field.
Other directly related job
education or experience may
be substituted for all or some
of these basic requirements
upon approval of the Area
Agency on Aging. Social work
training or experience will be
given preference. We are an
Equal Opportunity employer.'
Information is available at
229-8466 Monday through
Friday, 8:00 5:00 ET. This
is a 4 hour per day, 20, hours
per week position, salary to
be discussed based on qual-
fications. ltc8/07
Gulf Pines Hospital is look-
ing for a full time cook and a.
part time dietary aide. 'Please
contact LyTonya Gainer at
227-1121 ext. 135. ltp8/07
JOB NOTICE
The, Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
be accepting applications
until Friday, August 22,
2003, 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., for
the following position:
Staff Assistant/Probation
Department
'Duties will, include, but not
be limited to: General office
duties, telephone, comput-
er/data entry and other
duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the following
will be beneficial:
Organizational, skills,. -Word
PerfeCt and .Word Docimentt
prdgrarhe;, :-knowledge -of
local, state and federal.regu-
lations. All applicants must
have a valid Florida's Drivers
License, high school diploma
or equivalent, and be at least
'18 years old. Applications
are available at the Gulf
County Human Resource
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Blvd., Sr., Robert M. Moore
Administration Building,
Room 302, Port' St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-
6111 or 639-6700, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.,' E.S.T. Gulf
County enforces' a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Active Employer.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS /s/ Jerry W.
Barnes, Chairman Attest:
/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk Publish August 7th
and 14th, 2003.. 2tc8/07,


Willard's

Appliance Repair
vEmergency Service Available
vWarranty Work For All Major Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485

CLEANING
Windows
Insured Professional Dependable
SConstruction Janitorial
Leslie Burkett
H: 827-2657
C: 227-5946








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



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


DRIESBACH CLEANERS CLOCK REPAIR
180 AVENUE C Old or Neei'rl" r'ir ,1 "'"*l -,
Pick-up and Delivery rA dd48-516
850-227-1671 648-5165


). C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue FOR RENT OR LEASE
srF. '324 Dry storage space
FI. 32456-9414
S229-6041 3,000 sq. ft.,
k 9 Call 229-6031

IadioShack
Authorized Sales Center 1IhTI lCr A F"V
MIN T ORTAGE.,P


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


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

SVoice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 M


Large or Small, We Do Them All
- NoJob Too Large or Too Small





New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


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Ofc: I8 Reid Ave. StreetPort St. Joe, FL A
22 200 Of ce 6331 GeorgiaAve., Port-St. Joe, FL32456
229-6200 Office 1 Call (850) 647-3171
814-7400 Cell Phone Cell (850) 899-1061
785-9777 After Hours Cel (850) 899-1061.


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.cmi


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


COMMERCIAL CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULFIiiE CO.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-229-1355




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New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.


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





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le7/24


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLTFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS .riL*- l '- Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED I IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS! Y TO CUT CONBERSI
www.larryj oecolson.com
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) .850-653-2098


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Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Maintenance
Technician
Application Deadline:
August 7, 2003 Deadline
12:00 noon ET
Contact Person: Mr. Don
Rich, Gulf County School
Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8369
Job Description: A copy of
the advertised job descrip-
tion and an application form
are available from the district
office building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port
St. Joe. www.gulf.kl2.fl.us
.or http://prod.schoolcruis-
er.com/gcsb
Qualifications: Universal
refrigerant certification. Five
years verifiable work experi-
ence in the following area: 1.
Commercial Refrigeration, 2.
Boilers and Chillers, 3. Gas
Fired Systems, 4. Heat
Pumps & Controls, 5.
Electrical Background.,
Applicant must be able to
install, trouble shoot sys-
terfis and maintain areas list-
ed above. Successful appli-
cant must pay a $60 finger-
print analysis fee, get a pre-
employment physical, and a
pre-employment drug
0 screening.
Salary Range: Based on
Board approved salary
schedule.
Gulf County Schbols is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer ltc7/31

In need of tutor to help with
English, Science and Math
for 7th grader. Please help
us. 227-9363. 2tp7/31'

Experienced Waitress need-
ed at Gulf Sands Restaurant.
Apply in' person only. Open
at 4 pm ET. 8010 Hwy 98, St.
Joe Beach. tfc7/31

A/C duct installer needed,,
must have valid drivers
license. Please call G.W.
Service, 856-229-9125.2tc7/31

Admin Assistant OPS. Fish
& Wildlife. Cons. Comm.,
AA/EOE. Apalachicola, FL
$8.00/hr, 40 hrs/wk no
benefits. Duties include:
phones, filing, budget track-
ing, data entry, ordering sup-
plies, etc. Requirements: HS
diploma with 1 yr exp. and
valid FL Driver Lic. Apply by
8/14/03, online at:
https://jobs.mvflorida.com/i
ndex.html keyword:
77900814. 2tc7/31

Ground maintenance per-
sonnel needed. Landscaping,
grass cutting, igeneral- main-
tenance. Call between 7 am -
3 pm 229-2600. 2tc7/31

* Taking applications for
dishwasher. Apply in person.
203 4th St. Ask for Charlie.
2tc7/31

Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.
tfc7/31

Busy Real Estate Exec.
needs Personal Assist. for
part time employment.
Computer experience a must.
tremendous opportunity for
growth. Send resume: P.O.
Box. 13652, Me.co ,Beach.
FL 32410. tfc7/31


St Joseph's Bay Country
Club has opening for a part
time custodian. Approx. 20-
25 hours a week.
Applications may be placed
with Cal Pettle at 700
Country Club Road between
9 3, M F. 2tc7/31

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-
keeping 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 Opportunity
Employer, requiring a drug
screening and FDLE back-
ground check. 2tc7/31

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking one (1) individual to
fill a full-time Mosquito
Sprayer 'position, 40 hours
per week. The following qual-
ifications are desired for this
position. Must be a high
school graduate or equiva-
lent. Must have a valid
Florida Driver License. Must
be able to lift 50 pounds.
Applications will be available
at the Gulf County Public
Work/Solid Waste Dept.,
1001 10th Street, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, if you have
any questions, please con-
tabt Joe Danford, (850) 227-
1401, (850) 227-3696,
Monday. through Friday,
7:30 a.m., 4:00.p.m., eastern
time. Applications will be
accepted until 12:00 p.m., .
eastern time, Friday, August
8, 2003. Gulf 'County
enforces a D rug-Free
Workplace Policy and is, an
Equal .Opportunity
Affirmative Action Employer.
2tc7/31

MDS RN full or part time.
Apply in person at Bay St.
Joseph. 220 Ninth St. Port
St. Joe, or call Tricia 229-
8244. tfc7/31

Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center is now
taking applications for ,the
following positions: CNA's (2)
FT 3-11 Mon.-Fri. CNA's (4)
Baylor W/E: work 32, paid
for 40-. Keep your same
assignment! Affordable
health insurance, uniform
allowance.: EOE, drug:free
workplace. 'Call Tricia 850-;
229-8244 ext. 113 for inter-
view. tfc6/12

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

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the follow-
ing position.: Full time LPN
121 7a-3p, Ill 1 lp-7a.
Affordable medical Insur-
ance. uniform allowing. shift
dill. Call Tricia at 229-8244
or apply in person to 220
Ninth St. Port St. Joe.
Florida. tic7/24

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322.
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
rfc6/5


REPORTER POSITION The
Star and. Apalachicola/
Carrabelle Times newspa-
pers are seeking a reporter to
cover sports and miscella-
neous community journal-
ism in the two communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this position should
send a resume and samples
of their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe Fl.
32457. tfc7/3

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

ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problem! Short
term training now available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc8/7

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. .,

Wanted two people with
some carpentry exp. for gen-
eral labor. 850-647-2979. ,.w

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. a/s

Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schbols 2003-
2004
Position Title: Parent
Educator
School/Site:' 1 ,in
Wewahitchka Area, 1 in Port
St. Joe Area
Application Deadline:
August 11, 2003, Deadline-
12:00 noon ET
Contact Person: Ms.
Deborah Crosby,
Coordinator Gulf County.
Schools, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL' 32465
(850) 229-6940
Job Description: A copy of,
the advertised job descrip-
tion and an application form;
are --:availabler from:.- the,
District Office building locat-
ed at.150 Middle School Rd.
in Port St. Joe, or the web
sites http://prod.school-
cruiser.com/gcsb .or
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us.
Qualifications: 1. An A.A.
degree required BS. .pre-
ferred, 2. Computer skills, 3.
Experience working with
children. 4. Demonstrate
abtliht to work w-ith children
and families, 5 If not a cur-
rent School Board employee.
must pay a $60 fingerprint
analysis fee. eet a pre-
employment physical and
drug screening.
Salary Range: Based on
Board approved salary
schedule.
Gulf County Schools is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer 2tc7/31


FREE COMPOST for your
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Blas 227-2584.
ltp8/07

Rare Local Book, THE
WRATH and THE WIND,
Alexander Key's 1949 novel
of old St. Joseph and
Apalachicola. First ed. and
excellent dust jacket,. $60.
647-8245.

25' camper trailer perfect for
hunting camp Ac works
$500 obo 229-8622 or 227-
3678. ltc8/07

Swing set $50 obo.. Electric
stove exc cond. $175 obo.
S/S ref./freezer $350 obo.
Pink Day bed with trundle
(no mattresses) $40. 639-
2097. ltp8/07

Two 200 amp breaker with
power pole: $150 each. 4
Horse long shaft Suzuki out-
board motor. Like new $485.
Ten foot roll garage door.
$400. 227-3777. ltp7/31

For Sale: Open Seas surf-
board. Paid $275. Asking
$125. Call 827-8703 after
3:00. ltp8/07

For Sale: Icemaker refrigera-
tor. Like new condition.
$100. Call 827-8703 after
3:00. ltp8/07

For Sale 10 x 20 Storage
Bldg. Call 850-647-6254..,,,

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible,
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
,Christian & nothing else!
Send your name &, address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
,E-mail your. request to
Wewachu rch@'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-
cycle or small car. Sleeps
two. Kamparoo model. $500
firm. 647-1647 after 5:30
p.m. ET 4tp7/24







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


5 Acre Farms, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, i 7.5 beauuiul 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 doTwnto\wn area. close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5


For Sale by Owner. 141 S.
Higgins St. Indian Pass
$340,000. Fully restored
1900's cottage. All heart
pine, floors, walls, ceilings. 2
bedrooms/ 2 tiled baths, 2
tiled fireplaces, ceiling, fans
through-out, beautiful
screened porch. New: plumb-
ing, electrical, insulation,
HVAC, roof, paint, appli-
ances, Refinished: heart pine
floors. Phone 229-6709.
2tp8/07

WATERFRONT 500 ft.
Deep water. $499,000.00.
CBRE, Inc. Don Yarbrough,
850-648-46 1 8
sandyarb@gtcom.net.
3tp7/24

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

. 3-bedroom/-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, $140,000. Please call
for appointment, home is
rented. 229-1711. tfc6/5

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







HOME ENHANCEMENT
Landscaping and Handy
Man Service
(Family Owned)
Landscaping & Yard
Maintenance. Home Repair.
Noning & Weeding.
Walkways & Edging, Garden.
Arbors & Gazebos, Planting
& Mulching, PaiUos & Decks,
Retaining Walls, Brush
Removal & Clean'Up,
Stepping Stones.
We specialize in water fea-
tures. We also offer a com-
plete home cleaning service.
Free Estimates
Contact Jim Turner 227-
25k2 4tp7/17

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


PUBLIC


NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS ,
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until August 13, 2003 at the
Office of the Architect, 130 Hwy. 22,,
PO Box 7 Wewahitchka Florida'
32465 i ar rai, iume ,and pl'.i:c .ll bids
will be publicly opened and read aloud
for:
S REMODELING
EXISTING CLASSROOMS
HIGHLAND VIEW ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL.
FOR NORTH FLORIDA CHILb.
DEVELOPMENT. INC.
ARCHITECT'S JOB NO: 0308 "A"
the Contrracir ahall lurrd-sh all I'b,:r
rnmenalJ arnd iqupmern arid :hill be
re pon slblie lr re enrire ci:mplemi:n ol
M'IS FP-ro]JeC
Plana- .pe-:ticau.:.r', ,:.:nrract oI.:.
me-i arnd Fed.c-raj I'.'ae RFare- n, be
nmp.cri.a at Ltne i,:,e ,,L dhe .Ar,:hlti
13-7' Hi-> 2 2 Fi B:-. 7
\w', aih n.-thK Fl.-nda 32465c and in.a\
be pr.:,,:urd t,, C, .,er.A ,l:.ntria..l.:r--.
U F,:r,. a- eposil ,:.a S5": "II p': -C I.:.r
plar,
C a.ler .: check r.ntied chmck ,-r bi
bond ifor no lei I; ',an 5- r. ol e'
amon nt of bid mrrU ciacompain\ '.cj
propo;aJ


Performance, Labor and Materials


Performance, Labor and Materials
bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the suc-
cessful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any and all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of thirty (30) days after date set
for opening.
Sharon Gaskin, Executive Director
North Florida Child Development, Inc.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Charles A. Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Publish July 31 and August 7, 2003
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
.Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until August 12, 2003 at
10:00 ET at the Office of the Gulf
County School Board, 150 Middle
School Road, Port -St. Joe, Florida
32456 at which time and place all bids
will be publicly opened and read aloud
for:
RE-ROOFING
WEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOL
ARCHITECT'S JOB NO: 0206 "B"
The Contractor shall furnish all labor,
materials and equipment; and shall be
responsible for the entire completion of
this project. .
Plans, specifications and contractdoc-
uments may be inspected at the office
of the Architect, 130 Hwy. 22,
Wewahitchka, Florida, and may be pro-i
cured by General Contractors, Fp.:.n
deposit of $50.00 per set for plans ana
specifications, non-refundable.
Cashier's check, certified check or bid
bond, for not ies- tlh-r. 5 of the
amount of bid, mT.ui i ..:.,mpa -T. each
proposal.
Performance,' Labor and materials
bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the sic-
cessful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any and all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of thirty (30) days after date set
for opening.
There will be a Pre-bid Conference at
the Wewahitchka High School site and
any bidder wishing to. submit a bid
shall be required to attend. DATE:
August 14, 2003, TIME: 9:00 CT.
Jerry E.' Kelly, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Charles A Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P.O. Box 7
Wewahltchka, Florida 32465.
Publish July 31, Augut 7 and Augist
14, 2003
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in oapu!.:are a be,
rcri, ed until Augul 21 2u003 at
I.) ::0 ET at r,.e Off ie cl Gull C.:-.nr
School Eb,:,-ad 5', M.lidle cho,:.l
Road, Port St. Joe Florind at .rilcr
time and place all ":.i- aill be public 1
opened and read aloud for:
PROJECT "A"- RE-ROOFING
SV'.-AHITCi-rlA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL
JOB NO: 0309 "A"
PROJECT "B" MECHANICAL &
ELECTRICAL
iE' lAiTCHK ELEEriE T.iF,'
SCHOOLL
JOB NO: 0309 "B" -
The Contractor shall furnish all labor,
materials and equipment; and shall be'
re.ponr, ible 'fr the enrire i-.:, plc-u.:,n o
ihtliproje,:r
Projects "A" & "B" may be bid, sepa-
rael. or :,mF.rp,:,itel. for bo'i., pr-Alectls
.1LJ-. : ..,-ae tOLal for earc pr.:.iecr,
1U- j i cild.dor.'T I.:r eachr pr.:-cl '
PF'ln- pedi,.au .:.n- ,and j:ri d.:,.:-
iT-n r .ai ee iriF-p :r':' al 'ihe ,iice
of the Architect, 130 Hwy. 22,
We\ahicrik-F.a Finda ind mna be pro.
:ur.rd r, C-inria! C.i:.r.ac'or up:,n a
dep.i.l .: i i.00' r ; f.:,r pil.u-,I
and ,pecUir: J,:-,n l rI.- ii $5 0 0) 'n11
tei r'iludd I,, e'.:r CG.:n raj
C.:.nraci.:,r *no JliTrmlj a ti3 i. n ind
re r p -a,,. *u.:cun -rrin, s t i good ::.-
tioh' vIin 10 days after the date of
,:,p r i-n i b- :.i t i
Casuner 3 cr.e,.: cerruild check orbid
bond, for not less than 5% of the
amount of bid, must accompany each
proposal.
Performance, Labor and Materials
bond, and Workman's Compensation
Insurance will be required of the suc-
cessful bidder.
Right is reserved to reject any and all
proposals and waive technicalities.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for a
period of thirty (30) days after date set
for opening.
There will be a Pre-bid Conference at
Ir-e We.._irjrte ka El.mienti-ars i, .r.:i
ille and i3i\ btilld r .i lhlm Eo iuimTI
a bil .uhill Der i K-u ',. 10 ] I r id
DATE: August 14 200c3 TIME:
10:30 CT.
je'- E i.-l\ upr.nr,l-ndern,
Cul .' mnn S.ri.:..:.l B.:.-fd
P-ji, St JR:.c Fl-ni.ja 324.&.
Cnarlv 4A Galank- ,A\RA
ARC H-iTECT
PO B:.\ 7
% c.ari t,.rLka Fl,.:.-da 32465
Publlh Jul, 31 Augui] 7 and Auiu.-
14 2 :.)(
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID *0203-28
Tr.e C(au C.urNi b.r-ar cO Cou.n


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2003 PAGE 9B


^^^^^EAST TO A DISTANCE OF 147.95


Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, corhpany, or corporation
interested in providing the following:
1 lone) New or Used One Ton Van
Specifications may be obtained from
the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456., (850) 229-6112. Any
questions regarding this bid should be
directed to Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee, 318
South 7th.Street, Wewahltchka,
Florida 32456, (850) 639-2238.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
August 15, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. at
the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida. 32456. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday, August
18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.D.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS,
/S/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish July 31 and August 7, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #0203-29
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from .
any person, company, or corporation
interested in providing the following:
1 (one) New or Used Two Wheel
Drive Pickup Truck
SSpecifications may be obtained from
the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.; Port St. Joe,
Florida 32-156 ifo55 2?2-6112 Any
questions r-ear.ilnc L r- Iil :r.:.uild be
Directed to Road Department
Superintendent Bobby -Knee, 318
South 7th Street, Wewalitchka,
Florida 32456, (850) 639-2238.
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this Is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID Is for.
Bids will. be received util Friday,
August 15, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port'St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Monday, August
18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. E.D.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.,
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS '
S* jrm Birr, Cruhar-rian
AnE [TE, Dou0ls_- C b,-iragiram Cler-'.
Publish J.iuJ 31 irin Au ,jsii ; 2(003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID 50203-30
Tr-e Cul" C-.,.nrt ESjid O. Counr
Cfmrr,. i l-ri r r;i'- il re:iiel bids aromn
ari, peron c.:mpany or cororipraon
'itere'taed n nprolamg the following
1 (one) New or Used Four Wheel
Drive Pickup Truck
: Spcifficauonr may be ,brL..ried fromr
tre Office of the Clerk of Co.un 1I000
Cecii Ccnn Sr Bl.d P,:.nt P Je,.
FIonda 3245'- 16501 229-l61i2 Any
qu',e uti re iArding tdi Dhid -houla be
direcltd t,:, R,:,d ,1 D p r.eiTe t
.Supenrtenrderi Bobby Knee, 318
Si..ut.h 7Lh 'trrcl Wewahitchka,
Florida 32456, (850) 639-2238.
D, u.i ,. dat mun., b, 5E :, jA.j .
F'il:- mr nd car; ,:,r, iJe -r, lope that
Lhu Li a StEALED BID. r- EBiD'NUM-
BER i lnd riat re BID li ,.r
Please indicate on the, envelope that
":J-u s EALE.D BID the BID NUM-
BER iar.,d r, L BID S is for.
Bids will be 'received until Friday,
August 15< 2003 at:5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
atithe Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at
this samealocation on Monday.,August
18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. E.D.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
at.,' and all r:,p,:._p.-al rec:e; .d1
Gl.LFr iOLiN- BOAJ.D O'F COUNTY
COMcNliSiiON-'E FL:
Jcrr. Ba T:-i CnciL-mari
Arei! Diougl--: c Bu-Tii-irrmn, Clerk
Publish July 31 and August 7, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
SFOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
'George Y. Core, the holder of the fol-
lowing Tax Certificate, has filed said
,cerun.::a.l .i'i: a r.aT dec-- 1.:- tbe I sued
lrIrcn Te c,.-rfi.,:jr.e mr,,i btir and-
year ofissuance, te di .i:pu.:.r ,:.fthe
property, and the names in which it
.%.a- : -ied -e a_ i l r ilv,
Ce finl,:nle rj,:. 23
Year of Issuance: 1999
Application No. 2003-11
R.E; No. 02650-100R
Description of Propertv:
COMIMElrCI.JG OF THE 501jITi--I ET
CORfJER OF THEl SoCi.THEA3T QUi.iR-f
TER :)OF THE NORTHEAST Q i.aRTER
OF SECTION 36 TOiVNSHIP 4
SOUTH F RANGE lu WEST 1GLF
CO'NiTY FLORIDA THENCE NIORTFi
,0 DEGREES 2' MINLUTE- 0'i SEC.
ONDS EAS'7 A DISTAPICE OF 3000
FEET TO ANN iRON ROD )ON THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF-WAY BOi-iD.
\'i r OF THE OLD TRANSFER LAu,
INC ROAD THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 29 MiNUJTES 03
SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
172 00) FEET TO 'THE POiNT )OF
BEGINNING FROM .5AD POINT OF
BEGINNiNG. CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 2'? MIN-iTES. 03 SECONDS


EAST TO A DISTANCE OF 147.95,
FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 39
MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 330.04 FEET TO A CON-
CRETE MONUMENT: THENCE SOUTH
00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 42 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 149.93
FEET; THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES
00 MINUTES OQ SECONDS WEST A
,DISTANCE OF 330.07 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECTTO: A ROADWAY AND V IL-
ITY EASEMENT OVER AND ACROSS
THE WESTERLY 30.00 FEET OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED.
TOGETHER WITH: A 30.00 FOOT
ROADWAY AND UTILITY EASEMENT
OVER AND ACROSS THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PARCEL:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER
OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP. 4
SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH
00 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 03 SEC-
ONDS.:EAST A DISTANCE OF 30.00
FEET TO AN IRON ROD ON THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUND-
ARY, OF OLD TRANSFER LANDING
ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING;'THENCE-CONTINUE NORTH 00
DEGREES 29 MINUTES 03 SECONDS
EAST A DISTANCE OF 172.00 FEET;,
THENCE NORTH 90. DEGREES 00
MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 30.00 FEET: THENCE
SOUTH Ob DEGREES 29 MINUTES 03.
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
172.00 'FEET TO THE NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF SAID
OLD TRANSFER LANDING ROAD;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59
MINUTES -57. SECONDS WEST,
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-
WAY BOUNDARY, A DISTANCE OF
30100 FEETTO.THE POINTOF BEGIN-
NING.
Name in which assessed: Cory M. &'
Lesia K. Webb
All of said propertybeing In the Gulf.
County, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be
redeemed according to law, the proper-
ty described in such certificate will be
sold to the highest bidder in the front
loCr,, of Uie Cu Courn L iourLir",,u-e at
I I O) A M.1 CE T Vicr.'i Ja1, u-'.e
2L-1 da. 0I AUJ'gu-t ;2 Dai-ai.3 LIri-
29lh dj, of Ju.1 20'i'
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK OF'THE CIRCUIT COURT
CUiT COUIITY, FLORIDA .
Bl 5 .I.JlS M.TANKERSLEY
Deputy Clerk
Publish July 31, and August 7, 14 and
21 2003
Gulf County
MlUgation Task Force
The Culb Cour.r, Local P.aIugauon
StrateaiSe 1.1N51 TasP. Force ii h,-lding
a pubi: mreeu-ig to gjLuher sui,.uon.
arid *',i.iiTsT.ie iiro rn mr m-uber: or i-
cujo'r,'iur, reg ,ilrn, Lhe. t -.a..rrd rnlU-
.i-r- plan rr ,5 n-.w t,."iLn de'el-
oped T-,e Task Fcr.:e ; re p.:. h-blb. I.:r
oaecelo,'lpi a plan r'J r ,IU llir pro
pCO...d proi-JeC- ird pr:. -lrar ar Ut U
rempi :.I Guml C.u-r.r, : 1- ..,iraile r -
Mhe ri-umT.^ arid *:,.:.,:.r.X : uriL ,.:r- A ,l "
ture dj-ail-er, iT ei crlii .'ul be.
6 air. :n. a%:. r d i 13\i
h Ald Ire Cdlh c.-.:,,-,r, I ,.'inu lbrJr .i

2003 at I':,'00 ii E.'T Memb'ers o
Lhe puFt-. c aire er.:,:.-ar- id It:- attend Lr'
mrn er. Fo: learn, aCou t*i psr.i.jninl
efltorL amd to pro'.ide -ipui I', 'he Tas.
Fr.rce Pubti: c.:.pi. -:5 ,: W e c axsunr,
LMkS can be rr.eaed l Lir, Gul .
Counr,' Aa Mnilrtr-rr Bald,-n 101'11.1
Ceci.l C CDin 'CiSr Bdi P,.-r Slt Joe
Flonda .i-2456 All :mm.-n-ienL-_ rrc-rm me
publj.: a rb lldi b- ubtTll,'d in 'nuilu- .
i:. the .;ApI jcri eeci Rg.:.nil Fl Aiirdg "
Council, 20776.Central Avenue East
Siite 1, Blountstown, Florida 32424 or
by e-mail to arpc4@dlgitalexp.com
For additional information, contact:'
Chris Rietow
850-488-6211
arpc4@digltalexp.com
The location of the public hearing is
aipi.ed per'.:.n r'..uinPr', air, ei-i.Fr-reter
fii Lh hcaunrir,: im'pa i'3 :if ore .lIu-al,
I, Impairca .:-:,1 .ja c:-nLa.: R. LJ-"r .
I ,i'l- DLuc ,:l.:.r ,-i"! ELinrar',ri c
le:ir nie calenr,,J da _i iln,:,r r.:, Lhe'
mr-et ir, ad Iri-,u j,: trir -pretei .iilI
be pr.:. idea Ti, a:cie. a
T Il..:.:-mm u ii,.: o )n De .-ice ir De a
rciEori, IFu ill plai, i'l! ic'. 1 1 355-
1 I',5', .-.,, h.rI, ,r-'. d p. i:.n r.- ijiq ;ar.
Ltrg _per*! .Ia, .,'-Trr Adal:.r al Ir l.-
meeting should contact R. Larry Wells,
Du-.lto r of Eimer r, n, Mar.ij-emjrt a
i. 1_I5?,1 2 i.'91 )" al I ; ".- :d-ridu-
,ja p -r:I.r '.: ir.e rr,.- ,un
rut, l Ut U'. 7 200':'''
ADVERTISEMENT FOR SALE
Gulfr "-,r. Sr.:,ra2,. unadrer fl:onlia': Self
S',,rje fa lr ir -i Art ILar'ui, 3 '3.e_' l-
A:` .,, IOca r:0 a 2'0 1 r : -0.:.:. 5 4 t
Li J-- B6,1,: r. "ll -.i .l D .:, Lh rihhe- i
oid'der itr, I:a n rr, :.:, ntenri :.i rIe fl-
i.ain', -ror-alze unr *:.n rnda., Auu'Lst
22 ej'', at i u inr. Ea;;Iter. turT,
FtieJ Zall,:e:K ,urd "t3i
The co,:nr.en m be rede-mied by lihe
oATer pn.:.r t Lh. c ale di late rd Cull
5rinore Stijraee i,'ernc, ene nght i to
c. ricel I .e sale ^ilr,,.ui nrucne
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PAGE 10B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2003


IN UTES.. .GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED
BIDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
City Commissioners of the City of Port
St. Joe will receive sealed bids on the
following equipment through August
19. 2003. at 5:00 p.m. (EDT):
1) Three (3) CL2001 Nash Vacuum
Pumps
2) Lot 2, miscellaneous equipment
3) Lot 3. miscellaneous equipment
All of the above equipment may be
Inspected at the City of Port St. Joe
Wastewater Treatment Plant on
Industrial Road, Port St. Joe, Florida.
The City reserves the right to reject any
and all proposals or bids.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY
OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
BY: /s/ Frank Pate, Jr. ,
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: /s/ Pauline Pendarvis
City Auditor/Clerk
Publish August 7 and August 14, 2003
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLS
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND
PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) NOTICE FOR
DIRECTORY INFORMATION
The Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law,
requires that the Gulf County School
District, with certain exceptions,
obtain your written consent prior to
the disclosure of personally identifiable
information from your child's educa-
tion records. However, the Gulf County
School District may disclose appropri-
ately designated directory information
without written consent unless you
have advised the district to the con-
trary in accordance with district proce-
dures. The primary purpose of directo-
ry information is to. allow the Gulf
County School District to include this
type of information from your child's
education records in certain school
publications. Examples include:
a playbill showing your student's role
in a drama production
the yearbook
honor roll or recognition lists
graduation programs
sports activity sheets, such as for
wrestling, showing weight and height
of team members
Directory information, which is infor-
mation that is generally not considered
harmful or an invasion of privacy if
released, can be disclosed to outside
organizations without a parents prior
written consent. Outside organizations
include but are not limited to compa-
Snies that manufacture class rings' or
publish yearbooks. In addition, two
federal laws require local educational
agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance
under the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to pro-
vide military "recruiters, on request,
with three directory information cate-


gories-names, addresses and tele-
phone listings unless parents have
advised the LEA that they do not want
their student's information disclosed
without their prior written consent.
You must notify the district in writing
by the Tuesday following Labor Day if
you do not want the Gulf County
School District to disclose directory
information from your child's educa-
tion records without your prior written
consent. The Gulf County School
. District has designated the following
information as directory information:
students name
address
telephone listing
electronic mail address
photograph
date and place of birth
major field of study
dates of attendance
participation in officially recognized
activities and sports
weight and height of members of ath-
letic teams
degrees, honors, and awards received
the most recent educational agency
or institution attended
grade level
Publish August 8, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
MAY-27 2003 CONTINUED
Commissioner Peters motioned to
submit a letter to Intec request-
ing the County be allowed to
"sell-back" the remaining years
on the roof warranty (funds will
be applied to new roof repair).
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously. /
Chief Administrator Butler also
discussed meeting with County
Engineer Bill Kennedy regarding
the Courthouse roof project, and
stated that the County Engineer
would like to meet with the Board
and make recommendations

regarding this project..
SPECIAL PROJECT PAY-
MENTS
:Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the following Special
Projects Payments were
approved. .


Dlit P.'' Norris D Langsti.n
Scholarship Foundation $500.00
Gulf County Supervisors of
Elections $333.00
(End)
WEWAHITCHKA GIRLS'
SOFTBALL TEAM
Chairman Barnes congratu-
lated the Wewahitchka High
School Girls' Softball Team for
competing in the State
Championship. Commissioner
Traylor reported that Judith
Husband is the "winn(ngest"
pitcher in the State of Florida for
the past six years, and
Wewahitchka High School is the
first public school-in ten years to
place 2nd in the State.
STUMPHOLE AREA
Bill McGee, of South Gulf
County Taxpayers Association,
Inc.,, appeared before the Board
to request the following items in
the Stumphole area; 1) restore
the rock revetment to'it's original
protective, design,, 2) adopt an
eihergency repair plan (including
stockpile of rocks) in case of a
storm, and 3) create plans to con-
struct a bridge in the Stumphole
area. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to contact State agencies (D.E.P.
& D.O.T.) requesting protection of
the Stumphole area, to draft
plans for a new bridge, and to
apply for a D.E.P. grant to rebuild
the beach in the Stumphole and
Cape Palm's Park areas.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Upon recommendation by
Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to submit a letter to Florida.
Department of Environmental
Protection (D.E.P.) regarding the
experimental funds to rebuild the
beach in the Cape Palms Park
-area (D.E.P. has reported that the
material for the "rebuilding" pro-
ject will not work in the.
Stumphole area). Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
There being no further busi-


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ne:s and tupo'r moioonr b\
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 6:55 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MAY 29, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
,date in. special session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore and Billy E. Traylor.
'the meeting at 4:33 p.m., E.D.T.>
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk Towan
Kopinsky,. Deputy Clerk Leanna
Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Budget &
*Finance Director Becky Norris,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Building Official Michael L.
Hammond, Building Inspector
Brad Bailey, Emergency
Management Director Larry
Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
and Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order, at 4:30 p.m.,
E.D.T.
BUDGET
Charles Weston, of the'
Budget Review Committee,
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the first report created by
the committee. Peters entered at 4:33 p.m.,
E.D.T.> He discussed maintain-
ing or reducing current expendi-


Sil.ir, inccreas,5es the st.ndarrd
cost of living increase.
Charles Weston reported
that Gulf County Public Works
.budget increases were mainly in
personnel and equipment, and
recommended not to .exceed a
10% increase for this department
for fiscal year 2003-04 (increase
'of $92,313.00).
Charles Weston reported
that Gulf County Road and
Bridge did not expend all of the
funds budgeted during 2001-
2002, and recommended n6t to
exceed a 10% increase for this
department for fiscal year 2003-
04 (increase of $108,000.00).
Charles Weston reported
that the Gulf County Courthouse
Maintenance budget has had an
increase of 25% since the 2001-
2002 budget, and recommended,
to approve, the request for an
8.2% increase for this depart-
ment for fiscal year 2003-04
(increase of $501,419.00).
Charles Weston discussed
the importance of the County not
hiring employees or purchasing
equipment, if the funds are not
budgeted. He recommended
appointing a Capital Equipment
Board to review equipment pur-
chases. He also discussed the
County's increase in utilities and
discussed the possibility of pro-
rating to reduce cost. After fur-
ther discussion, the members of
the Board thanked the Budget
Review Committee and agreed to
meet again to discuss the budget
further. I
GULF COUNTY SHIPBUILD-
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Chief Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve Change Order #5 to C.
W. Roberts Contracting, Inc. (a
decrease of $.07), for the Gulf.
County Shipbuilding Road pro-
ject (Bid, #0001-33).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani--
mously.
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Commissioner McLemore, E.D.C.
Director McNair appeared before
the Board to discuss hiring a
grant writer for the County. He
stated that Pam Rimes and Tami
Ray are grant writers and have
opened their own business in
Marianna called Eutaw. He stat-
ed that they charge $25,000.00,
-plus they retain the administra-
tive fees for their application and
administration services. He fur-
ther stated ihat E.D.C. does not
have the $25,000.00 to hire
them, and reported that the
Cities of Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka, The Port Authority
and The St. Joe Company are
willing to help with the retainer
fee ($25;000.00) for the use of the
grant writing services. After dis-
cussion and recommendation by
E.D.C. Director McNair,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow E.D.C. to contract with
Pam Rimes and Tammy Ray
(Eutaw) as grant writers under
the supervision of Chief
Administrator Butler (with the
County to pay their share of the
retainer), contingent upon
County Attorney McFarland's
approval of the contract.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion and, after discus-
sion, the motion passed unani-
mously.
BUDGET
Delores Windolf, of St.
Joseph Ba\' Humir;e Sclety,
appeared before th e B,:ord to
request funding in the 2003-2004
budget for the animal shelter.
After discussion, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to fund
$10,000.00 in the fiscal year
2003-04 budget for the St.
Joseph Bay Humahe Society.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it failed 3 to 2,
with Commissioners McLemore
and Traylor voting yes. Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Norris discussed that the St.
Joseph Bay Humane Society
should submit their request-in
writing to the Clerk's Office, to be
included in the proposed budget
for discussion during the budget
sessions. ,
Commissioner Peter- also
discussed the need to approve


G.I.S. Department.
WORK HOURS / SALARIED
EMPLOYEES
Commissioner McLemore
stated that he would like to see
Chief Administrator Butler out of
the office by 5:00 p.m., and he
motioned to revisit the motion
made on 05/27/03 regarding
salaried employees closing' the
office and going home at 5:00
p.m., unless a Commissioner
requests that an employee stay
after 5:00 p.m. Commissioner
.Traylor seconded the motion, and
it failed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners McLemore. and
Traylor voting yes.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects
Payments. Dist. III Port St. Joe
Varsity Summer Basketball
$300.00 Dist: IV Port St. Joe
Varsity Summer Basketball
$300.00 Gulf County Supervisor
of Elections $336.00 (Correction
from 05/27/03 meeting) Dist.'V
Port St. Joe Varsity Summer
Basketball $300.00 Port St. Joe
Summer Weight Lifting Program
$300.00 Port St. Joe Summer
Baseball $300.00 (End)
S.There being no further busi-
,ness, and upon motion- by
Commissioner Fox, the meeting
did then adjourn at 5:17 p.m.,
E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
SPORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE 24, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in special session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairn-in Carl W. Fox, and
Commisl hners- Carmen, L.
NccL.emore Billy E. Traylor, and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy


Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Becky Norris,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Official
Michael L. Hammond, Building
Inspector Brad Bailey, Planner
David Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Deputy
Sheriff Bobby Plair.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:05 p.m.,
E.D.T.
BUDGET
Members of the Board
thanked the Budget Review
Committee for their assistance
regarding the County's Budget.
Mr. Charles Weston appeared
before the Board to discuss rec-
ommendations of the Budget
Review Committee. He reported
that the County has annual cur-
rent, debt payments of
$473,000.00 (22 notes), and rec-
ommended that the Board con-
solidate -all debts into one note.
He also recommended that the
Board compare bond options to
bank loans. Commissioner
MlcLemore reported that interest
rates are low and agreed with the
recommendation to consolidate
these notes, in the amount of
$1.6 million. After discussion,.
Commissioner MhcLeniore
motioned to consolldate these
payments using one of the'three
proposed local loan options avail-
able (3 years 2.67% annual
payment $563,000.00 / 4 years *1
3.1%/o annual, payment
$431 .00i0.00 5 years *3 3.45% *
annual payment $354,000.00).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, Commissioner
Traylor withdrew his second and
Commissioner McLemore with-
drew his motion. Commissioner
McLemore then motioned to
ad% erUse for sealed bids to con-
'oidate the Ccountv's 22 notes. in
the amount o $1 6 million
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and, after dl'-cussion.
the motion passed uunramouu ly


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