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Creation Date: August 14, 2003
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Documentary on

Aquatic Treasures Pg. 6A

Economic Development

Top on Agenda.. p g. 3A


MB Considers Using

Duren Proceeds ..Pg. 4A

Law Enforcement News Pg. 8A

Sports .......... Pgs. 10-11A

Society. ........... Pg. 2B

Obituaries..... ..... Pg.6B

Church News......... Pg.6B

Classified, Legals. Pgs. 8-1OB


Flathead


Catfish


Festival &


Tourney This


Weekend
by Tim Croft
Patience.
Webster defines it has the act,
or being of the habit, of not being
impetuous, of showing self control.
Don Minchew defines it as the
secret to snagging catfish.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon
trolling on the Chipola River,
Minchew discussed the vagaries
and mysteries of luring the bottom-
feeders to a fishing line.
He talked about leads, hooks
and strength of line.
He discussed how to find the
fish with a bottom machine. He
talked a bit as with most fisher-
men, a very little bit about his'
particular river haunts and meth-
ods for reeling in a flathead or a
channel cat.
But mostly, Minchew talked;
and demonstrated, the special art.
of patience, of ability to sit over a
hole for hours, waiting for the fish'
to come, certain they'd arrive, like-
ly near the estimated hour.
Patience. That's what it's about
when fishing. for cats .
Which,. naturally, meant that
one city-hick-turned-reporter had
as much. chance of boating a cat-
fish as Minchew had of sporting
loafers as we.- really he and his
'wife, Angie dropped a line or six.
Patience Job and I will never
be confused for one another.
"You have to be patient,"'
Minchew said as we meandered
down the river. "That's the name of
catfishing. You have to be-patient to
be a catfisherman."
Therefore, I had two strikes
against me.
One being patience, the other
the reality that catfish aren't likely
to be snagged with a cane pole and
a package of hot dogs.
But the Minchews- were gra-
cious enough to try while certain-
ly shaking their heads in silence -
to provide me an orientation, a
Cliffs Notes version of catfishing,
See Flathead on Page 9A


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STAR


MTI Cranks Up Again



Giant Cranes Back In Service After Over Four Years of Idleness


by Tim Croft
Capt. Jim Townsend watched
as the huge iron scoop rose from
the bowels of a barge to the reser-
voir where it deposited its load of
inky black rock.
"That's the first scoop,"
Townsend said as the load
descended and began their journey
across a maze of conveyor belts
toward the dumping area. 'This is
a pretty big day for us."
Material Transfer Industries
(MTI) was bustling again, one of its
giant cranes, like a large erector set
come alive, moving materials from
barge to land as it was intended to
do.
After four years.
The look' of satisfaction on
Townsend's face, the sweat matting
the hair slipping below his cap,
was, as the weathered cliche holds,
worth more words than this story
can contain.
"It was very important," said
Tommy Pitts, who with Townsend
and two others comprise the own-
ership group Ithat recently, pur-
chased the MTI plant.
"Life was again breathed into


large bag, of charcoal.
The barges will be fleeted up
the canal at Townsend's marine
fleet area, before being brought
one-by-one to MTI.
Pitts said MTI will off-load an
average of one barge per day.
Each week a unit train so-
named because it will carry just
one product will leave Port St.,
Joe, by Apalachicola Northern line
and train, destined for
Chattahoochee and from there
Palatka.
A unit train is typically a mile
long and contains 90-100 rail cars.
The immediate impact for MTI
is the creation of four jobs.
And while the contract to ship
petcoke is welcome news for the
new ownership group, which took
over MTI just a few months ago
and, if nothing else, would like to
open a revenue stream, it is, they,
hope just an incremental step in a
long-term growth cycle.
"It's a modest start to what we
hope will be a thriving operation,"
Pitts said, "providing a host of
products to a variety of cus-
tomers."


"We really stuck our necks
out," Pitts said. "It's important to
me personally ... The hope that we
can (ultimately) rehire some of
those people (who once worked
there) is important to me."
Petcoke, or petroleum coke, is
a petroleum derivative used in
ways similar to coal, according to
the Platts Global Energy website, a
division of McGraw-Hill.
It is a by-product of the refin-
ing process, the high in carbon
solid residue that remains after
refining extracts, the so-called
"light" products out of petroleum.
According to Petcoke.com, an
industry website, "with demand
high for more light products, like
butane and jet fuel, the amount of
available petroleum coke had con-
tinued to rise."
Petcoke heats to more than
14,000 British thermal units (Btu)
per pound, while coal is in the
8,000 to 13,500 Btu range.
Because it burns hotter.it is
"very attractive from a cost stand-
point," according to Platts.
Requiring less total tons to


Petcoke is about to be dropped into the catching bin tobegin the journey
across the maze of conveyor belts at MTI on its way to the dumping area for
loading onto a train.


The first scoop of petcoke last Friday signalled that Material Transfer Industries was officially back in busi-
ness. Each scoop brings up about a large-size dump truck load, about 14 cubic yards.


the equipment again. It was a very
important day for us."
Last week's ff-loading was the
first in a contract to run through
the end of 2004 under which MTI
will contract to facilitate the trans-
port.of petcoke from New Orleans
to a utility in Palatka..
Barges will arrive a couple of
times a week from New Orleans in
-groups of three or four, each barge
carrying 1,500-1,600 tons of pet-
coke, which resembles in color and
texture the.bottom of a bag, a very


Those products could includE
all types of aggregates, coal, miner
als and an assortment of other:
bulk matenals.
For Pitts, getting the cranes a
MTI dipping and hauliPg again waE
both professionally and personally
. satisfying.
He'd been there for construct
tion of the site and cranes, hac
worked the yard for years only tc
become, four years after it closed
part of the ownership group tha
has breathed new life into the facil


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Sims Veterans' Nursing


Home Dedication Aug. 21
by Tim Croft Sims, who' was killed in event will be Gov. Jeb Bush, who
With an A list of dignitaries and February of 1968, was posthu- will be joined on the 'podium by
the face and memory of a local hero mously awarded the Congressional state Sen. Charlie Clary; R-Destin,
on hand, a new veterans' nursing Medal of Honor, one of just three and Rep. Allan Bense, R-Panama
home in Bay County will be dedi- Panhandle natives to receive the, City, as well as Rocky McPherson,
cated next Thursday. nation's highest military honor. executive director of the Florida
The ceremony, breaking the Sims was also awarded the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
ribbon on the Clifford Chester Sims Bronze Star, Purple Heart and sev- Sims' widow, Mary Sims
Veterans Nursing eral other medals Parker, is also expected to attend.
Home, will begin and commenda- The Tyndall AFB Honor Guard
at 10 a.m. CT on ". tions. will present the colors and local
Aug. 21. ... A portrait of voice Mary Lou Cumbie will sing
The 120-bed, Sims, painted by the National Anthem.
$11 million nurs- artist Martha Ubben said the building has
ing home is locat- Shellnut, will be been turned over to the Department
ed on Tram Road, unveiled during of Veterans' Affairs by the contrac-
off Tyndall the dedication tor, with an administrator, director
Parkway (U.S. 98), ceremony and will of nursing and some initial staff
in Springfield. permanently already hired and ready to go.
The facility is adorn the nursing "We will be moving toward
amePort St. Joe T l facility. opening the facility within a
a Port St. Joe The ursing month," Ubben said, adding he
the lives of the state's fourth, projects a mid-September opening.
men in his squad said Matt Ubben The facility will employ about
when he fell on a 0- of Florida 150, with an annual payroll of
live grenade dur- Department of about $6 million.
ing fighting in the Veterans' Affairs. Tents will be erected in the
jungles of ,. A The keynote parking lot of the facility for the
Vietnam. speaker for the dedication ceremony and the public
CLIFFORD SIMS is encouraged to attend.


reach a desired heat means heat-
ing costs are lowered as well, as
shipping costs, according to a
report, by DRI-Wefa entitled,
"Petroleum Coke: A New Low Cost,
Fuel Bursts into the Marketplace:"
Petcoke also 'has a lower ash
content than coal, which reduces
problems of bottom ash disposal
and particulate collection when
burned.
"It's a good safe product," Pitts
said.
Which served as only icing on a
day worthy of celebration.
The vision of bringing industri-
al development along the Gulf
County Canal, of laying maybe a
corner of the foundation of what
will 'eventually become develop-
ment of the port, came a little
sharper into focus last week.
Aficillary benefits to the rail-


road, the local economy and, possi-
bly, in time, the job market,
became a little less.fuzzy.
"I'm excited about it," said Clay
Smallwood of St. Joe Timberland,
who has talked in the past of a
-desire to see more of an industrial
presence on the canal.
"Anything that cranks up the
economic engine, I'm all for it,"
Smallwood continued. "I hope they
double the business, triple the
business.
"(The petcoke contract) will
help them, it will help the railroad,
it helps everybody."
The boy-with-a-new-toy grin
on Pitts' face as he wielded the con-
trols to hoist those initial scoops of
petcoke projected the mood.
."We're back in business," Pitts
said. "Things are rolling again."


Mexico BeachAudit Nearly Over


by Tim Croft
A state audit of city operations
in Mexico Beach is nearly com-
plete, with a report of the prelimi-
nary findings likely to be in the
hands of city officials early next.
month.
The audit was put in motion
when the required number of regis-
tered voters signed a petition'
requesting the audit.
Ted Sauerbeck, with the
Florida Auditor General's localgov-
ernment unit, said Monday that
the field work had been all but
completed, with his office still wait-
ing for some final memorandums of
understanding from. the city
regarding several issues.
'"We are in the process of final-
izing the report draft," Sauerbeck
said, adding that he expects the
draft report to be completed this,
week.
At that point the draft report
will. go through an extensive inter-
nal review, determining that all the
required information has been
obtained from the city, the report is
clearly written and there are no
unresolved issues.
"It goes through a pretty thor-
ough review," Sauerbeck said.
When the review process is
complete, Sauerbeck said, the
Auditor General's office would
issue a preliminary tentative find-
ings, or P&T, which will be provid-
ed to the city.
The city will have 30 days to
respond to the P&T and document
which, once received by the city,
becomes public record:
Once city officials have
responded to the P&T, the Auditor
General's office will issue its final
report.
The audit process, Sauerbeck
said, has been pretty routine for


the municipal audits his office con-
ducts.
Up to five auditors have been
working on the audit at different
times during the previous three
Months or so.
'The town has been coopera-
tive and (the audit) has run on
.schedule," Sauerbeck said.
A state audit is one centered
on city operations and manage-'
ment practices, not the financial
statements 'that are part of the
annual independent audit required
of all municipalities by law.
The audit can be as broad, or
narrow, as the field work burrows.
"Everything under the sun,"
Sauerbeck said. "It could involve
every aspect of the town."
And anybody who wished to
speak with auditors, for whatever
reason, was afforded the opportu-


nity to do so, though it was strictly
a one-way conversation.
Auditors took in what was
said; but would not discuss, could'
not discuss, any aspect of their'
findings or work.
"We don't have a clue about
what this is going. to say," said
"council member Chuck Risinger
during Tuesday's regular monthly
council meeting:
The cost of the audit, which is
the city's to bear unless auditors
determine that the city is unable to
pay, will be determined only when
the audit is complete and the final
report issued, Sauerbeck said.
And, he added, determining
the city's ability to pay is an "up to
the minute" effort if, for example,
a hurricane struck the day the final
report was released it would almost
See Mexico Beach Audit on Page 4A


Wewahitchka Set to Raise

Water and Sewer Rates


by Tim Croft
Water and sewer rates will soon
be inching up for 'residents of
Wewahitchka.
.The City Commission during its
regular bi-monthly meeting on
Monday had the first reading on an
ordinance which will raise water
and sewer rates in the city.
Rates were last raised in 1991,
city manager Don Minchew said,
and auditors have urged a rate
increase while conducting inde-
pendent audits of the city's books
the past two years.
The minimum water rate, on
the first 2,500 gallons used, will
rise from $10 to $12.50 once the
ordinance is read for a second time


and formally approved, likely early
next month.
Beyond the 2,500 gallon mini-
mum, water rates will go from $2 to
$3 per 1,000 gallons used.
Minimum sewer rates, again
based on the first 2,500 gallon
used, will be bumped from $18 to
$21.25.
Sewer rates will rise from $2 to
$4.50 per 1,000 gallons for usage
beyond the minimum.
In other business conducted on
Monday:
It was announced that the
official grand opening for the new
Wewahitchka Public Library will be
held 4 p.m. CT on Monday, Aug.
See Wewa on Page 5A


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY. EDITOR


MTI Is Back


In Business

It was good news for this community last week when we
received a call from Tommy Pitts alerting us to the fact that barges
were being unloaded at Material Transfer (MTI) again.
There is only orie subject I love to have the opportunity to report
on more than good news, and it's reporting jobs connected good
news. Just a few weeks ago we reported that MTI was going back
into operation, but at the time it was more of a report about a ven-
ture seeking opportunity than about a business going full steam
ahead.
Last Friday that announcement took on new meaning as barges
were led by tug boat up to the dock and the giant crane began to
unload product for the first time in four and one-half years.
Petcoke is the name of this new product.
No! This is not the name for some new pet drink that is being
marketed. .. Petcoke is a product very similar to coal and will pass
through the intracoastal canal and MTI before being shipped via
trairito Seminole Electric to.fire the company's generators.
-__ he really good news related to this announcement goes much
further than the two to four jobs that will be created as the ship-
ping process gets underway. Members of the Port Authority have
been working for years trying to reactivate port operations. While
this is not deep water port activity : it is port activity of some degree
and can be considered as a starting point.
Another big boost is the increase of rail activity. These ship-
ments of petcoke will represent about one train per week of rail
shipment. This will have a positive impact on the railroad as man-
agement continues efforts to keep those trains moving and discov-
er new markets to replace lost revenues from the days of the paper
mill operation.
The owners of NTI hope to market petcoke throughout the
Southeastern part of the country. If this materializes we could see
'even more positive economic impact resulting in good jobs and
expansion of local support industries.
Congratulations to the management of MTI and good luck as
you continue to develop. market and expand MTI.
LIKE THESE HEADLINES
I received the following e-inail from Brenda Garth last week
entitled "The Year's Best (Actual) Headlines'of 2002). Thanks for
sharing these with me Brenda...I'm glad you didn't pick up any bf
these from The Star's archives.
The Year's Best (Actual) Headlines of 2002
1. Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash. Expert Says
2. Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
3. Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
4. Is There a Ring of Debris around Uranus?
5. Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
6. Panda Mating Fails: Veterinarian Takes Over
7. Teacher Strikes Idle Kids
8. Miners Refuse to Work after Death
9. Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
10. War Dims Hope for Peace
11. If Strike isn't Settled Quickly. It May Last A'while.
12. Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
13. Enfield Couple Slain: Police Suspect Homicide.
14. Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges'
15. Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery: Hundreds Dead
16. Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
17. New' Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
18. Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
19. Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
21. Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors.


Hk ke4 Do4 WV I( k by Kesley Colbert



i Don't Have The Stomach For It!


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I wouldn't want to be that guy
in the circus that catches the can-
non ball.
I wouldn't want to be the man
carrying that long pole and wear-
ing those thin shoes who walks
that tight rope stretched high up
between two skyscrapers in
Detroit. Come, to think of it, you
don't see many of those guys
around anymore.....
I wouldn't want to be Santa
Claus. I might .could smile o. k.
And I could manage a pretty fair
HO-HO-HO. But I would tire-pret-
ty quickly of four year olds pulling
on my beard and poking me in the
belly and telling me if I didn't bring
them a Play Station II with a
remote joy stick and John Mad-
den's NFL 2004 they would break
an antler off Rudolph!
Those boots look hot. What do


\ou say when the mquisti\ve seven
year old asked how do you get to
every house in the world in one
night? Can you imagine having to
go the bathroom with kids lined tup
all the way back to B. Dalton's
Bookstore! And the thought of hav-
ing to shinny up and down all
those chimneys.....
Listen, it would take more
than a wink and a-nod for me!
I wouldn't want to be the food
taster at Lucky Ned Pepper's Grip
And Rip Eatery, Dance Hall and
Armadillo Souvenir Stand off 1-45
near Cut and Shoot, Texas!
I wouldn't want to be a .profes-
sional wrestler. .1. don't care how
fake it appears, when a six hun-
dred pound man jumps off the top,
rope and lands a knee in your kid-
ney-it's got to smart somewhat! I
don't like canvas burns. My hair is
not long and stringy. I can't screw
my face up into those pained con-
tortion: looks. And I don't want
some big bellied guy's fat, smelly
armpit grappling me around the
head!
My Mother might accidently be


dipping the channel and see me.
I can only 'ell. "You can run
but you can't hidel" so many
tumes. And listen. I wouldn't wear
those tight trunks to a blind man's
convention holding forth in the
middle of the night in the deepest
cave mine in West Virginia during
a power outage!
I wouldn't want to be a fire-
man. There's got to be an easier
way to make a living,than running
into a burning house with nothing
but an ax and a helmet! Some-
times they have to climb up four
floors on a rickety ladder to get.to
a window where they can THEN
rush inside with nothing but an ax
and a helmet! I don't like second
hand smoke. You ever see a pic-
ture of a fireman after he's been
fighting a blaze for a few hours? I
don't work well in heavy suits. I've
read nothing good about back
drafts, hot spots and flash points.
And somebody has got to roll all of
,those hoses up when: the fire is
out!
I wouldn't want to be a short
order cook at the Last Chance


Saloon.
I wouldn't want to be a Repo
man. First of all. I hate those plaid
sport coats And I can't picture
myself standing outt on the front
porch wrestling the keys out of the
hand of a young maiden who's
only seven months behind on her
payments. Her five kids are kick-
ing .me in the shin. And she's
explaining about losing her job at
the diner and her ex taking off with
Flora Mae Fernstein from over at
Minor Hill....
Folks, I'd end up making those
payments myself
I don't think I'd want to be 'a
roller coaster tester. You talk about
not having the stomach for a job!
I wouldn't want to be a law
enforcement agent of any kind. I
appreciate the men'iand women
who do it for me! But I ain't walk-
ing up to'a 1987 Oldsmobile Cut-
lass 'GT at two a..m. with four
roughnecks inside and say, "Par-
don me sir, I noticed ya'll were
speeding and wea\ipg and shodt-
ing at street lights lnd stop signs
'See Kesley on Phge 3


I Didn't Know It, But That Was The First Step In Tricking Me.


I'M BACK, AND this. column
'this week is written especially for
just me!-I feel I have earned the
rightto' a full dcofmn, even if it
may be boring to most of you. .
You see, I was tricked!
I was tricked, real bad!
I declared to many of you and
-my doctor, that I would never go
on dialysis. :
No, sir
.No three times a week regimen
for me!
I wouldn't be tied to that
machine, just to lively.
My doctor said, "When the
time comes, you'll be glad the
machine is available to make you
feel better."
But didn't I have two of the
best doctors in the state,.keeping
me away from that infernal
machine? Didn't Dr. Tom Curry
and Dr. Scott Dean have all the
"kidney smarts" in the world?
Surely, they could pool their
'efforts to keep me off the.machinel


I was depending on it.

THEN, ABOUT 10 day
guess the old kidneys ju,
Stopped dead still! Never
up again!
I was sick! Deathly, sic
I had just been.in to
semi-monthly call on my
ist, Dr. Scott Dean. We
around and he told me the
of his wife 'and his new be
and he finally grinned an
"I'd like to put you in the I
for a few days."
Well, I talked him .o
since I was still feeling pret
The next day, though


to be the big "D"I

ETAOIN SHRDLU i'll SAY THIS about my dqc-
ETAOIN SH U tor, though: he's an extremely
busy man, but he was there, with..
me, at every new procedure per-'
Written by Wesley Ramsey formed.
K I didn't have to wonder
whether the nurses knew what
S rough than a cob they were doing, or not. Dr. Dean
I calledd Dr. Dean and told him was right there and observed the
's ago, I about it and he said to meet him entire procedure.
st quit!, in the emergency room in two days I appreciated that.
to start at 7:00 am, [Panama Citj time]. I'll tell you this: I was more
I didn't know it, but that was than a little anxious! I may be a
:k! the first step in his tricking me. full grown, slightly' mature adult,
pay a He was there 'at 7:00 am, arid but I was still anxious!
special- put me in a room and into a hos- The doctor's presence alleviat-
kidded pital gown'[you know, the kind ed some of that anxiety.
details that fools you into thinking you You get 'a mess of strangers
aby boy are covered up], and proceeded to. messing..around you, taking both
id said, draw. little blood, arms outt iof commission and
hospital Then' a while 'later he said, prancing 'around with three-inch
"Let's take you to the dialysis needles and see if you don't get
ut of it department, where we can take a anxiotis, too.
ty good. closer look." .Let them: grab hold of one of
i, I felt That "closer look" turned out your arms and come closer with


those needles and one tends
toward even a greater state of anx-
iety: At least, I do!

"HERE WE GO!" were those
words used to signal 'the first
plunge of a needle into my arm;
and likewise, the second.
I was skewered on a spit of
that dialysis machine, taking
blood pressure through a binding
'on the other arm, intermittently,
all through the procedure.
The only difference betiveen
being a pig roasting on a rotisserie
and my position, was that I wasn't
turning!
I had to lie still, both arms
bound, for four solid hours with-
out moving: which isn't anh easy.
'task for me unless I have an inter-
esting book or. magazine in my
hand: which I didn't: and couldn't!
My doctor tricked me into my
first dialysis session, and: my sec-
Siond the next day, but he was with
me every new step of the way.


I don't know what his many
patients did for those two days,
but I'm glad he considered this his
priority.
I've said many times before, I
have the best doctors in Florida, in
.Dr. Curry and Dr. Dean.
I know there are others ;in
Florida just as capable and just as
caring as these two doctors, but
they weren't involved in my care.

WELL, THAT'S THE latest on
my condition and I'll let you rest
from my medical problems, for
now and get on something else
next week.
SI leave, you with.this admoni-
tion: take care of your kidneys
while they are functioning. They
can shut down and quit working,
all together, just like turning a
light switch to the "off' position,
and it's just as permanent, tool


-THE STAR--
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Economic Development Top Commission Agenda


Gulf County commissioners proven to be successful in that i
held their first public hearing on a pose.
Florida Department of Community Many in Gulf County are es
Community Affairs Block Grant cially excited about the sewer p
application for infrastructure lead- ect because of the gateway t
ing to the Presnell Marina project could be opening to start deve]
at Simmons Bayou. ment of sewer service to the ca
The grant proposal is tied to This, it is felt, would bring ad
economic development and the cre- protection to St. Joseph Bay
action of new jobs in the communi- eliminating drainage from se]
ty. Kevin Presnell is planning the tanks into the bay.
development and has agreed to Marilyn Blackwell voiced
terms required and connected to only concern during the pu
the Community Development Block hearing. She questioned how
Grant (CDBG) grant which includes grant would help low to mode]
the creation of 22 new jobs, at least income persons.
51% of which must be filled by low MORGAN KEEGAN SELECTE
to moderate income persons. FOR LOAN
The CDBG grant would be used Commissioners selec
to extend sewer service from the Morgan Keeganr as the best prop
city of Port St. Joe to the. project al to finance just over $1.5 mill
site and build a turn lane on public in loans to payoff and consolid
right of way leading onto the various outstanding loans
planned site of the development, equipment and other items.
This is the same type of grant Some of those loans are c
awarded to encourage economic rently being paid at much hig
development at Beacon Hill for Geri interest rates than current l
Care and in Port, St. Joe for Port percentages. Members of the bu
City Shopping Center. Both of et committee recommended t
those projects were connected to move in order to save money,
the creation of new jobs and have.

Kesley from Page 2


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and finalize a plan to make capital
equipment investment as part of a
planned capital equipment
expense.
AMB Leasing Services had a
slightly lower proposal for the con-
solidation plan, but following the
recommendation of Chief
Administrator Don Butler the
board ageed the proposal from
Morgan Keegan was--the best bid
since it was not connected to the
restrictions of a lease program.
The board will pay $437,275
per year for a four year period to
pay off the loan. In the mean time,
commissioners are planning to use
a capital equipment budget and
expense plan to pay for capital
expenses, in cash; when needed.
TABLE COURTHOUSE ROOF
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IN OTHER BUSINESS
SAgreed to a resolution to
update the county comprehensive
plan by.April 1, 2005. The board
has received a $25,000 grant to
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mission on maintenance, proposed
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.Mexico Beach Board Considers Using


Duren Proceeds for Pressing Bills


by Tim Croft
Sometimes, the urge is there to
take hammer to piggy bank.
Faced with several significant
unforeseen expenditures, the
Mexico Beach City Council on
Tuesday considered a resolution
which would provide some flexibility
'dn spending proceeds from the
recent sale of what is known as the
Duren property.
Just a few months ago, council
members had approved a resolution
requiring the $450,000 be set aside
in an interest bearing account as a
nest egg for future payments,
including a large balloon payment
due in some 19 years, on the $3.9
million Gulf Breeze note secured
several years ago for sewer infra-
structure.
However, as Councilman David
Thompson noted during Tuesday's
regular monthly meeting, the city
was now faced with several large
bills which it had been unable to
predict, and therefore budget for.
Attorney's fees to, hopefully,
extract the city from a federal class
action lawsuit in California over
bonds issued in the city's name as
part of an alleged nationwide
scheme that led to investors losing
millions, has now cost the city in
excess of $50,000 with the meter
still running.
A state audit of city operations

County-from Page 3
at lowering the county village rate
when the, 1oard meets for its first
public hearing on the budget on
September 3 at 5:01 since there
appears to be surplus money in the
budget which would allow for a
reduction.
Heard from St. Joe Beach res-
ident Shirley Rich who issued con-
cern about stormwater drainage
problems and health issues result-
ing from mosquitoes breeding in the
standing water in the community's
drainage ditches. Rich was repre-
senting several members of the St.
Joe Beach community as she voiced
their issues. Comriissioner Carl Fox
told the board that efforts ,are
already underway to try and correct
the problem. Road crews are in the
process of cleaning out all of the
drainage ditches in the area and will
.continue to work on the problem
Seeking a resolution.,
Agreed to hold a closed door
session to discuss possible litigation
being filed against the county.
Decided to accept the low bid
of $56,805,51 to purchase a brush
truck for the Howard Creek Fire
Department. Jimmy Alford
.approached the board requesting
board permission to purchase the
truck and'allow the department to
go out for bids to finance the pur-
'chase. The fire department will pay
$12,000 down on the truck and the.
county board has agreed to match.
their down payment with an addi-
tional $12,000.
Agreed to hire Denise Manuel
as administrative assistant for the
board and Raymond Clayton as
mosquito truck driver.
Voted to abandon an alleyway
in the Kentucky Landing
Subdivision.
*. Passed an ordinance setting
camping fees at Dead Lakes Park,
and rules and regulations for opera-
tion of the park.
Adopted an ordinance estab-
lishing the same guidelines for Eglin
lands within Gulf County as are in
place for the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic
-Preserve.


is nearing completion and though a
final price tag won't be determined
until the formal audit report is
issued, city administrator Paul
Sabiston said estimates he was pro-
vided by state auditors put the total
at over $70,000.
A proposal to raise salaries in
the sanitation department in order
to maintain a stable and reliable
workforce is estimated to run some
$80,000.
A study to assess and tweak the
city's impact fees on development
will cost some $85,000.
And the cost of constructing a
boat trailer parking lot on land
leased from Arvida will run in the
neighborhood of $65,000.
"We have some obligations that
have come up recently," Thompson
said as he moved the resolution to
provide the council flexibility in how
it spends the Duren property sale
proceeds. "We either raise our taxes
or use this money."
Councilman Chuck Risinger
asked that the council table the res-
olution for more discussion and
consideration as the city conducts
weekly workshops to craft a budget
for the next fiscal year.
Risinger cautioned against
mortgaging the future and reminded
council members of the intent of the
original resolution about the Duren
sale proceeds to keep them sepa-
rate from the rest of the budget, to
build interest and to be available
when the Gulf Breeze note came'
due.
"This money should be set aside
and kept aside," Risinger said. "I
think we need to look closer and see
if there is a better way."
Resident Al Cathey reminded
the council that when the Duren
property was sold, amain argument
was that it had been purchased ille-
gally, in other words that the city
should not have used what amount-.
ed to borrowed Gulf Breeze money
for anything other than sewer infra-
structure.
Therefore, using the dollars
from the sale of the property on any-
thing other than paying off the
sewer note should also be prohibit-
ed;
Councilwoman Christine
Brinkmeier noted that the impact
fee study could pay for itself several
times over there are currently
250-300 building requests before
city staff, Sabiston said wVtn
impact fees are adjusted, in fact
raised.
The Duren sale money could be
used now to meet some of those
unexpected hits to the budget, with
money being restored to the account
with a portion of the new impact
fees, she added.
The council ultimately, tabled

MB Audit--from Page 1
certainly have an impact on the
determining whether the city could
foot the bill.
Mexico Beach city administra-
tor Paul Sabiston said estimates he'
had received from state auditors put
the price tag in excess'of $70,000.
Sabiston added that he believes
he has a solid case, based in large
part on questions about the legality
of the citizens petition that triggered
the audit, to absolve the city of obli-
gation to pay for the audit.
Such an issue is immaterial to
the Auditor General's office,
Sauerbeck has said in the past, and
it is unclear what entity, whether
legislative committee or court,
would take up such a claim.


the resolution and will resume the
discussion during future budget
workshops, the next of which is
Thursday.
In other business:
The council heard a proposal
to establish a standalone office for
the Community Development
Council on land the city owns near
the western edge of town.
The property, the so-called
Green property, is adjacent to Canal
Park and was purchased by the city
with a state parks and recreation
grant, which could be a stumbling'
block to the proposal.
The new owners of the Hideway
Harbor have decided to either raze
or move the commercial -building,
about 1,000 square feet, that sits on
the lot.
The proposal brought to the
council by the CDC's J. Patrick
Howard,. would be to move the
building to the Green property and
make some minor renovations to
create an office and visitor's center
along U.S. 98 leading into town.
S Howard said the CDC had the
money in the bank to handle the
moving and renovation costs.
Along with the office space, a
park would be created, including
rest rooms in an attempt to meet the
guidelines of the state grant, which
is intended for outdoor recreation
use.
Council approved a motion for
city staff and the CDC to investigate
the proposal, particularly to seek
state input, to determine its viabili-
ty.
Howard said there was a time
constraint the contractor wanted
to remove the building from the for-
mer Hideaway Harbor land in fairly
short order and that the CDC is
looking at a couple of other sites in
case, the Green property proves
unavailable.
"We do have a Plan B, but we'd
rather go with Plan A," Howard said.
The council agreed to move:
forward with the potential sale of a
triangle piece of property at the cor-
ner of Wysong and Robin Lane.
The property, roughly 2,400-
2,500 square feet, is too small for
the city to do.anything with and the
adjacent property owner' has
expressed an interest in purchasing
the plot.
fal The. land'has been appraised at
$38,500..
Sabiston informed the council
that indications from the Florida
Department of Transportation are '

Mexico Beach

Bed Tax Meeting
The Mexico Beach Community
Development Council will hold a
meeting for bed tax collectors at 6
p.m. CT on Thursday, Aug. 21.
The meeting will be held at Half
Shells Seafood Market & Steam Bar.
The meeting is focused on
updating collectors on the progress,
strategies and planning efforts of
the CDC.
It is also an opportunity for col-
lectors to provide insights and sug-
gestions while networking in a
relaxed, fun; relatively unstructured
atmosphere with food and beverages
provided by the CDC.
For more information call J.
Patrick Howard at 648-8196.


that it will pay about $71,000 for a
strip of city land needed by the state
as part of the bridge-widening proj-
ect at the western entrance to town.
SHoward informed the council
that the CDC will sponsor "Music on
Thursday" events each week in
September.
Live entertainment will be held
7 p.m. CT each Thursday at Sunset
Park.
The annual Art arid Wine
Festival is on tap for Oct. 18.
Chris Forehand of Preble Rish
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other projects, the entrance to the
new boat trailer parking area and
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Documentary Aquatic Treasures


Elam Stoltzfus

by Tim Croft
Elam Stoltzfus has a story to
tell, a picture to paint.
In the forefront of his canvas,
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mm camera, is a proudly erect
Yucca, or Spanish bayonet, in full
'bloom, its white flowers forming a
kind of bridal bell, visual tolling
its beauty.
Beyond, the sugary sand and
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o cf St. Joseph Bay, glistening as dia-
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an arching dome of azure, the cot-
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horizon.
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of the masterpiece before him, his
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behind this project," Stoltzfus said.
The reasons are largely self-evi-
dent during a weekend;trip across
St. Joseph Bay and onto the penin-
sula beyond.
Florida's liquid parks are scat-
tered around the state, primarily in
estuaries where saltwater and
freshwater mix to form the stew
from which a host of marine life
incubates and comes to life.
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to preserve such marine areas
before development swamped
them.
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keep them that way.
'The goal was to set aside for-
ever state-owned submerged lands
that have exceptional biological,
aesthetic or scientific value for the
benefit of future generations."
And Stoltzfus felt there was
work to do to inform and educate
current generations, who in part
use and enjoy the preserves with-
out, in many cases, fully under-
standing their importance.
"Every one (of the preserves)
has the same story, but each one is
unique," Stoltzfus said. "I want to
capture the emotional part of it, to
reach people on an emotional level.
I want to educate them about
what's going on. And I wanted to
capture the beauty of the pre-
serves."
In a hour-long film, however, it
was impossible to show off all 41
preserves, so. Stoltzfus and Butcher
narrowed the list to about a dozen,
from Indian River to St. Johns
River Marshes to St. Joseph Bay.
Jn particular, Stoltzfus tried to
focus on preserves in areas where
encroaching development has
brought with it tensions between
growth and the environment.
'They haven't got a lot of atten-
tion in recent years and we want to
S try and preserve them in the state
they are in now," Summers noted.
"We don't want to keep them.from
the historic uses, we want to pre-
vent the water from being degrad-
ed.
"We want to help people under-
stand what they have and the work
we are doing to preserve them."
To listen to Stoltzfus, St.
Joseph Bay is a textbook example
of that theme.
As' his borrowed boat skims
across the looking-glass water, the
sea grass below, lush and green
with the sturdy white strands of
Johnson grass, an endangered
underwater species, would be the
envy of golf course groundskeepers'
everywhere.


Packs of sting rays dance
across the sandy bottom as gray
herons glide just above the water's
surface.
The sun high, the temperature
tolerable, the sandy dunes of the
peninsula as a backdrop, it is a
postcard to capture on super 16
mm.
Stoltzfus notes that St. Joseph
Bay might be the prettiest, 'most
pin-up worthy, of the preserves he
and Butcher have photographed
and filmed.
And he acknowledges that
everywhere around this preserve,
development is knocking, ready to
break down the door.
.He frets whether future genera-
tions, the children of his children,
who are along for the ride this
sunny Saturday, will still be able to
frolic in the water, build -castles in
the sand and walk among the oats.
"We in North Florida have a
unique opportunity," he said with
just a hint of wistfulness. "We can
control our destiny. And we better
get it right." .
He hopes his film will provide
some insight, that people will come
to appreciate these liquid parks the
way he has, an insight only
enriched as he and his camera
have traveled the state.
"I'm a nature kind of guy, but
what's nice about this project is
that you slow down and really
notice things," Stoltzfus said.
Like a blooming Yucca plant, a
piece of decaying driftwood which
provides a contrast to the thriving
foliage beyond, the sea trout that
flit to and fro around the boat and
the sea oats that waggle in the
breeze.
The devil is in the details and
that is what Stoltzfus seeks, the
tiny details, the overlooked nooks
of nature.
Strung together, they will fill
his film, as well as a poster. There
will also be a coffee table book of
black-and-white photographs


Sa#e 9tce & ~az /


Elam Stoltzfus lines up a shot from the water off St. Joseph Peninsula as
he films for an upcoming documentaryon Florida's aquatic preserves.


which Butcher will publish to go
along with Stoltzfus's film.
The film will premier during the
annual "Seven Days and Seven
Nights" arts festival in Tallahassee.
The film is scheduled for showing
on February 20.
They are shooting for a Sunday
primetime showing on PBS, t hIough
the public broadcast stations in the
state set their own schedules.
All Stoltzfus wants is to draw
people in the way the preserves
have drawn him in, to forge a link,
a bond between the residents of
Florida and some of their most
valuable natural treasures.
"Once you bring people in, the
momentum keeps going," Stoltzfus
said. "It's contagious."


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The 24-hour tournament,
which will launch and end at
Gaskin Park in Wewahitchka, kicks
off at 4 p.m. CT on Friday.
Meanwhile, at Lake Alice Park,
the Catfish Festival -will begin
Friday evening and pick up again
on Saturday morning.
The festival fare will mirror that
of the Tupelo Festival plenty of
vendors, food booths, live enter-
tainment and rides and games for
the kids.


preferably about hand-size.
To lure channel cat, Don
Minchew said, use stinky bait or
the like, but for flathead, those
ornery, ugly river intruders that
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The river was due to crest on
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When the water is so high, the
bait fish are generally up in the
sloughs off the main channel.


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The reporter looks on, displaying the patience required for fishing for
cats, as Don-Minchew prepares to bait another hook with live bream.


Meanwhile, back to the river..
As preparation for the annual'
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nearly 300 folks last year's
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will practice,, in varying forms, this
weekend.
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would say crazy enough to seive
as guides.
They'd spent the early part of
Sunday reeling in the bait, bream,


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have been brought up near the
Minchews' dock in recent, years -
but the sky was clear, the river
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'feet .
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Finding the' catfish, therefore,
becomes, at least in part, more a
matter .of tracking them as they,
move to take their bite from the
food chain.
"When they are moving to feed
they are. more susceptible to hit
bait," Minchew said. "You want to
intercept'them on their way to feed-
ing."
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Flatheads-from Page 5


The banks of the river and its
sloughs and holes are the preferred
spots to fish, although such areas
become almost territorial bound-
aries for fishermen.
Certain information, such as a
favored fishing hole, is the equiva-
lent of A-bomb secrets fishermen
would sooner part with teeth than
Shot spot locations.
Minchew used his fish finder
and his learned knowledge of
the river to stake out sev-
eral holes, where the
bream were hooked to
lines and dropped,
always accounting for
the swift current, run-
ning a good five mph.
And fishermen
should come stocked
with plenty of lead, line
- 40-80 pound test in
general and hooks,
because if there is any-
thing catfish know
how to do, it is to
find a log to crawl
under.
Logs, in turn, are
the menace of the rod-and-
reel society.
On this afternoon, Minchew
spent more time freeing .snagged
lines and -re-rigging than fighting
fish.
"People should bring a lot of
lead and a lot of hooks," Minchew


^^ductive,
if only in released
stress, whether the fish cooperate
or not.
On this day, they did not. The
end of the poles jumped a time or
two, a sign fish were nibbling, but
Minchew waits for a pole to bend,
almost completely over itself.


Vermilion Snapper Program Workshop


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council (Council) will
hold scoping meetings to solicit
ideas to reduce overfishing
in the vermilion
snapper fishery.
The results of
s e v'e r a 1
analyses
indicate
that the
vermilion
snapper resource in
the Gulf of Mexico is
undergoing overfishing.
therefore, the fishing mortal-
ity rate.(F) on the stock needs to be
reduced by as much as 50 percent.
Possible management actions to
reduce F include bag limits for the
recreational fishery, trip limits for
the' commercial fishery, and size
limits for both fisheries. In addi-
tion, definitions for maximum sus-
tainable yield (MSY), optimum yield
(OY), the minimum stock size
threshold (MSST) beloww which a
.stock is considered to; be over-
'fshed), and the maximum fishing
mortality threshold (MFMT) (above
which a stock is considered to be
undergoing overfishing) for vermil-'
ion snapper need to be determined.


Comments will first be taken
on the vermilion snapper rebuild-
ing program immediately followed
by the red snapper IFQ referen-
dum workshop. A work-
shop will
be held
7:00 p.m.
to 10:00
p:m. on
Tuesday, August
19, ,at National
Marine Fisheries Service, 3500
Delwood Beach Road, Panama
City, phone 850-234-6541.


"Catfish swallow the bait head-
first," Minchew said. "I'm waiting
until he swallows the bait and real-
ly bends the pole."
There are more aggressive
methods of snatching catfish drop
a line for 15 or 20 minutes and if
no bite, move on but the wait is
the name of the game, Minchew
insisted.
"The first bite is more produc-
tive for the big.fish," he noted.
The big fish, Minchew said, are
out there for the field that has
already begun arriving for this
weekend's tournament.
A group of buddies from Tampa
had arrived over the weekend to.
begin scouting the river.
By Tuesday or Wednesday,
Minchew said, the river will be alive
with anglers scouting and bringing
in bait.
More than 60 have already pre-
registered for the Catfish Classic, a
significant amount for a tourna-
ment that generally is heavily forti-,
fled by same-day registration.
Minchew said he had mailed
some 120-130 applications, to folks
out of the area.
"This year's tournament will be
the biggest by far," Minchew said.
When gas, food, lodging, bait
and entry fees for those anglers is
factored in, the area economy
receives a jolt from catfish during
these dog days of summer.
,The beauty, of those entry fees,
$45, per person, $20 for children
under 12, is that, after prizes and
expenses, they are headed toward
giving local kids a boost toward col-
lege.
"It all goes toward scholar-
ships," Minchew said, noting some
$15,000 in scholarships produced
during the Catfish Classic's first
years.
Finally, there is a new truck,
boat, motor and trailer waiting for
anybody who can lure in a fish
larger than the state record of 48.5
pounds.
Minchew is sure such Mobies
.are out there for the taking.
'There are some, record fish in
'this river," Minchew said.
It'll take a bit of luck, and a.
whole lot of patience.


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for whomever breaks the state flathead catfish record.
CASH PRIZES (Guaranteed) INCLUDE:
FLATHEADS: Largest Fish $1,500.00, 2nd Largest $1,000.00, 3rd Largest
$750, 4th Largest, $500, 5th Largest $250, Highest Average $250.
CHANNEL CATS: Largest Fish $1,000.00, 2nd Largest $750.00, 3rd Largest
$500, 4th Largest, $400, 5th Largest.$200.
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Entry Fee: $45/per person
Contact: Dorothy Alderman, 639-3060 or Priscilla Cox at 639-4494
FLATHEAD CATFISHING WORKSHOP PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT
(beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 15th)
Catfish Festival -Aug. 16th, 9 am-4 pm Lake Alice Park


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Dixie Boys Place Third In State
The Dixie Boys District II 13 year old baseball team placed third in the
state tournament held recently near Lakeland. Eight teams competed for
the title.
The District II team was made up of 13 year old boys from Port St. Joe
and Franklin County. The team would like to thank everyone that helped
to make this trip possible. A special thanks to: A&E Construction Morris
Palmer, Raffield Fisheries, The Star, County Commissioners Jerry '
Barnes, Carl Fox, and Carmen McLemore, The City of Port St. Joe, Tourist
Development Council, Pristine Pools, Hatfield Construction, Sea Quest ',.. ; '
Seafood, J.V. Gander Distribution Inc., Scipio Creek Marina, Prudential. '
Resort Realty, Sam's Metal Roofs, Lanier's Pharmacy, Wefing's Marine, .
Papa Joe's; Bay City Lodge, Mark's Insurance Agency, Anchor Realty,
Maxwell Tire Company, Gulf State Community Bank, George Thompson,
and Beverly Sapp.' j

Quota Hunt Procedures Have *

Been Changed by the FWC


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) is
modifying procedures to change
hunters' quota hunt choices
because of recent changes in the
wildlife management area (WMA)
program.
The quota hunt program has
always enabled hunters to make
changes to their applications after
they mail them, as long as it was
S done, in writing, before the random
selection.
"We want to make hunters who
have applied for Lochloosa, Fort
McCoy; Relay, Gulf Hammock,
Steinhatchee Falls, Camp Blanding
dog hunt and Camp Blanding walk-
in area aware of this option," said
Eddie White, FWC's quota hunt
coordinator.
"Anyone who already has
applied for a quota hunt permit in
the application process in June for
Lochloosa, Fort McCoy, Relay, Gulf
Hammock, Steinhatchee Falls,
Camp Blanding dog hunt and
Camp Blanding walk-in area will
have these hunts automatically
deleted, because no permits will be
issued for these areas in the ran-
dom drawing. The applicant's next
alternate choice will move up in
priority when filling permits. If the
applicant has one of these hunts as
a choice, and no alternate choices.
he will receive a preference rejec-
tion notice which will make him eb-
gible for the preference drawing
next year." White said.
If the procedures outline above
will result in an unacceptable out-
come fcr the. applicant, he can con -

Cheerleading
l Clinic Rescheduled
The 2003 Cheer Clinic, under
the instruction of UCA cheer
instructors, sponsored by the Gene
Raffield Little League Cheerleaders
scheduled for Saturday,; August 16
has been rescheduled for Saturday,
August 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
the PSJ High School Track. Lunch
will be provided. The registration
fee for the Cheer Clinic is $35 per
person. Ages 6 13 are welcome.
To register, please call Jennifer
Walker at 647-6237.

Band Boosters
Meeting Tuesday
SThe Port St. Joe Band Boosters
Club will hold its first meeting for
2003-2004 school year on
Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Band Room. This meeting is for
parents of all band students,
including marching and concert
band students. Parents are asked
to show their support for the band
by attending this meeting and pro-
viding input.


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tact the quota hunt office by writ-
ing, fax or e-mail, with his name
and date of birth, and request his
choices to be changed to other
hunts. Contact must be made prior
to the drawing. Write to: Quota
Hunt, 620 S. Meridian St.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600, Fax
(850)' 921-1847, e-mail
eddie.white@fwc.state.fl.us.
Juvenile Justice
Council to Meet
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday August 21st, at 4:00 pm
(EDT) at the Gulf County Library
(Hwy. 71N) in Port St. Joe.
Membership is' open to the public.
Anyone is welcome, and is encour-
aged to attend. For further details
and information, please contact
Don Washabaugh at (850) .227-
7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/Gulf
Domestic Violence Council meets at
3:30 pm. The public is also encour-
aged to attend.


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Soccer registration

Set for Saturday


Registration for the Port St. Joe
Youth. Soccer fall season will be
held on Saturday, August. 16 from
noon to 1:30 p.m.' at Shoreline
Medical Group. All children ages 4
through 14 (8th grade) are welcome
to register. Hopefully, there will be
enough registrants to make teams
from Port St.)Joe and Franklin
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All games will be played in Port
St..Joe, mainly on Saturday morn-
ings from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Some
games may be played on weekday
evenings. First games will, be
played on Saturday, September 13.
The season will last approximately
ten weeks.
The registration fee is $40 per'
child. Registrants should bring a
copy of the child's birth certificate.
Coaches and volunteers are need-'
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are available at Triple B Sports Supply on Reid Ave.



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Kingfish Tournament Next Weekend


by Tim Croft
Fishing is just about king in
Mexico Beach, so an annual king-
fishing tournament to close the
summer season seems to fit the city
like a sunset on the beach.
The seventh annual Super
Kingfish Tournament, sponsored
by and benefiting the Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association, will be
held on Saturday, Aug. 23.
Fishing begins at 5 a.m. CT
and ends promptly at 5 p.m. CT.
Weigh-ins will be from 1-5 p.m. CT
at Marquardt's Marina.
Entry fee is. $125 per boat.
Prize money is awarded for the first
three places ($3,000, $1,000 and
$750) in the King Mackerel catego-
ry.
The top wahoo will earn $1,000
Sand the heaviest Spanish mackerel
will bring $500.,
There is a limit of only one
"' prize per boat.
The event has become the top
fund-raiser for the MBARA, an,all
volunteer non-profit which has
spent tens of thousands of dollars
in recent years constructing reefs
in permit areas off Mexico Beach.
And an extensive study out of
Florida State University under-
scored the enormous economic


stimulus provided by the lure ol
reefs, with their fishing and diving
opportunities.
While the MBARA raises funds
in a variety of fashions, selling T-
shirts and a cookbook out this
year, writing grants and an end-of-
the-year drive urging people to
remember the group for tax pur-
poses, the kingfish tournament
provides, well, the king's share, or
roughly one-third, of the organiza-
tion's annual budget.
"We have different kinds of
fund-raisers, but the tournament is
important in that we can raise
$10,000 to $12,000," said Ron
Childs, president of the MBARA.
"It's all volunteer and we are proud
of that. But the work we do costs
money."
.Beyond dollars, the kingfish
tournament helps raise the group's
profile, casting a bright light on the
organization and its ongoing reef-
building efforts.
In the past year; that has
included constructing what is
known as City Reef No. 3 using
concrete reef balls and the deploy-
ment of the Marquardt's Marina
barge, which Childs called, "a
tremendous addition."
The tournament is also a boost


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Medicine and Pharmacy had a common beginning before
splitting into today's two professions. As health knowledge devel-
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up with progress in all phases of the health field.
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problem and specify-the medicine best qualified to correct it. We as
practicing pharmacists then must keep up with progress in, the gen-
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to the local economy, bringing in
hundreds from as far away as
North Carolina and South Carolina
- to town on the weekend before
Labor Day,. typically one of the
slowest weekends of the year..
"We've really worked with the
(Community Development Council)
and the local merchants to hold it
that weekend," Childs said. "We are
really helping local businesses."
The fun starts on Friday, Aug.
22, with registration between 5-7
p.m. CT and an ensuing-party at
the pool bar of the El Governor
Motel.
SThere will be a Captain's
breakfast and late registration from
5-7 a.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 23,


at Sharon's Cafe.
SThe awards ceremony. and a
party and dance, including a live
band, will be held at Toucan's
Restaurant beginning at 8 p.m.. CT
on Saturday.
So, in essence, folks will have
two nights and one day to frolic.
Only a handful of anglers will walk
away with prize money, Childs
noted, but everybody is ensured
the opportunity: to enjoy a final
blast of summer.
"My philosophy is that if you
make the tournament into a big
social event, you make into a fun
event, with a lot of'camaraderie,
people will come back," Childs said.


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The Gulf County Senior
SCitizens with the assistance of the
St. Joseph Bay Country Club will
be conducting the Second Annual
Select Shot Golf Tournament.
The tournament is open, to
men and women. There will be a
$50.00 entry fee which includes
cart rental, green fees, and a
chance to win $10,000.00 for a
hole in one.
Entry forms may be picked up
at any of.the following businesses:
Roy's Hardware Bait and Tackle,
St. Joseph Country Club, IBS,
Triple B Sports Supply, and Gulf

Project Mold-A-

Recognizes Con


Co-Host: North Port St. Joe-
Youth Initiative
2003 Program Planners:,
Minnie Likely, Angelica Driesbach,
Bennie Tiller, Hubert Six, Ann Six,
Jill Jones, Chester and Maxine
Gant.
Annual Contributors: Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church, New
Bethel Africant Methodist Episcopal
Church,' Jessie Ball DuPont Fund,
Smurfit-Stone Corporation, Arvida,
Paul Gant's Barbecue, Piggly-
Wiggly Supermarket. Institute of
* Prosthetic Advancement,. Tyndall
Federal Credit Union, Badcock
Home Furnishings, Goody's Family
Clothing Store, Gulf County Itealth
Department, Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce, Port St., Joe City
Police, Gulf .County Sheriff,
Gideons, Literacy Program, BASIC,
NManr Bryant and Ellen Allemore.
Those listed above provide finan-
cial assistance, food, merchandise
and in-kind services.
Repeat volunteers: Kandra
Bryant, Tina Ross, Mary Piking,
lola B. Bryant, Annie L. Baker,
Ernest Gant, Sharon Speights,
Billie F. Thomas, Gregory Julius,
and Vivian Patten.
2003 volunteers: .'Dr. Mary
Ford, Beverly Daniels. Sophia
Wollard, Antionette Williams,
Horace Barr, Curtis Lewis, Natalie
Gant, Susie Clemons, Linda
Tschudi, Sidney Harris, Pamela
'Harris, Gloria Q.' Gant, Candy
Lewis, Renee Lewis, Beverly Speed
and. Angeline Stanley. .
2003 Contributors: Mt. Carmel
Missionary Baptist Church, Body
of :Christ Jesus Church. and
Church of God in Chnst and City
Commissioner Bennie Roberts.
Guest Facilitators:, Robert
Clarke, Sheilia White Martin,
Tymolyn Winton, Tarus Ross, 108


Local Realtor

Named Among

Top Specialists
Unique Homes, a, magazine of
real estate, has named Rose Drye
of Prudential Resort Realty in
Florida, among the top Luxury
Resort Specialists in the country.
As a recipient of this honor she is
featured in the Resort Living sec-
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issue of Unique Homes.
Rose's presence in this directo-
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County Senior Citizens in Port St.
Joe.
The entry forms must be com-
pleted prior to September 17th.
Each team will be made. up of four
golfers, one must be qualified for
the handicap stated on the entry
form. ?
There will be a buffet dinner
after the tournament ends at 5:30
in the dining room. Awards will be
presented and- door prizes given
out to the lucky winners.
Please call Jerry Stokoe at 229,-.
8466 if you have any questions.

Male/Female

tributors
Freedom Team; Bay County and
Dr. Joseph Smiley.
Student Helpers; Daniel Welch,
Rodney McGee, Jr., Markessa
Clemons and Angelica Driesbach.
A special acknowledgement to
Angel Julius for program produc-
tion. .


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member of the Florida State Music Teachers
Association, Florida Federation of Music Clubs,
National Piano. Guild, and Panama City Music
Teachers Association. Mrs. Risinger accepts students of
all ages and adults. She has a degree in piano and voice
and is a well known successful teacher
throughout the state of Florida..

For details:
PHONE 648-4041


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The Star, Port St.,Joe. FL Thursday, August 14. 2003 Page 1B


FEMA Says It's Time to

Buy Flood Insurance


events."
"Flood insurance may be pur-
chased through most insurance
companies and licensed insurance
agents," said FEMA's Mitigation
Division Director Anthony S. Lowe,
who administers the NFIP.
Lowe said the maximum cover-
age amounts for a single-family
home are $250,000 for the struc-
ture and $100,000 for its contents.
Renters may also purchase up to
$100,000 of coverage for their per-
sonal belongings. Maximum cover-
ages for businesses are $500,000
for buildings and $500,000 for con-
tents.
The NFIP is a self-supporting
program. All claims and operating
expenses are paid from policyhold-
er premiums, not tax dollars.
Furthermore, it is estimated that
NFIP building standards prevent $1
billion in flood losses annually and
reduce the burden of disaster relief


Even as communities hit by
Hurricane Claiudette recover, offi-
cials of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency management Agency
(FEMA) remind renters and proper-
ty owners that the most active por-
tion of the 2003 hurricane season
is still ahead, and they urge those
in Atlantic. and,Gulf Coast states to
purchase flood insurance policies
quickly to obtain financial protec-
tion from floodwaters and storm
surge.
"Buying flood insurance is one
of the most important things people
can do to help themselves recover
from flood damage," said Michael
D. Brown, FEMA Director and
Under Secretary of Homeland
Security for Emergency Prepared-
ness and Response. "It's especially
critical during hurricane season for
residents along our coasts and
inland to safeguard their property
against the devastating effects of
widespread floods."
The National Flood Insurance
Program (NFIP), administered by
FEMA, makes federally backed
.flood insurance available in com-
* munities .that adopt and enforce
floodplain management'ordinances
to reduce future flood losses by reg-
ulating new construction.
Currently, more than 4.4 million
policies representing $640 billion
worth of coverage are in force in
nearly 20,000 participating com-
munities-most communities in
the U.S.
"Flood damage, unlike wind
damage, is' not covered by home-
owner's or business insurance poli-
cies," Brown said. "This coverage
must be 'purchased separately and
is available only in communities
that participate in the NFIP. There's
usually a 30-day waiting period
before a new flood insurance policy
becomes effective, so don't wait
until the water is rising."
Brown also had a warning for
people who think they can rely on
federal disaster assistance in lieu of
flood insurance.
"Disaster assistance is only
available when the President issues
a major disaster declaration." he
said. "Even then, it is quite limit-
ed-and usually in the form of a
.loan that must be; repaid, with
Interest. It is hardly a substitute for
flood insurance, which also. 'covers
losses from' small, localized flood'












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costs on all taxpayers.
For information about flood
insurance,, property owners should
contact their insurance agent or
call the NFIP's toll-free information
line at 1-800-427-4661. Flood
insurance information is also avail-
able' on FEMA's website at
www.fema.gov/nfip/.
On March 1, 2003, FEMA
became part of the ,U.S.
Department of Homeland Security.
FEMA's continuing mission within
the new department is to lead the
effort to prepare the nation for all
hazards and effectively manage
federal response and recovery
efforts following any national inci-
dent. FEMA also initiates proactive
mitigation activities, trains first
responders, and'manages Citizens
Corps, the National Flood
Insurance Program and the U.S.
Fire Administration.


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!
Their faces spotlighting a mix of nervousness, glee and, in some cases
downright dread, children returned to school last Friday. The cars queued for
kids to disembark as others bound from the buses in front of Port St. Joe
Middle School, which welcomed kids back with an afternoon pep rally.
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annual savings with Natural Gas
Electric cost Gas Cost
$507.66 $318.03
$ 94.56 $ 58.08
$365.63 $221.95
$ 54.96 $ 48.84


$1.022.81


You Save-
$189.63
$ 36.48
$143.68
$ -6.12


$646.90 $375.91


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Joe


Port St. Joe is fortunate to be a connecting point between ocean transportation
routes and the inland waterway system. It is possible to go from Port St. Joe, pass
through the Gulf County Canal, connect to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and
reach any destination n the United States Inland Waterway System. Through this
system, it is possible to send and receive cargo for transshipment from as faraway
as Chicago, never having to use more expensive and more polluting land trans-


portaton, sucn
as trucks and
trains.

Why is this
important?
Normally, bulk
commodities,
such as 'wood
and lumber
products, ore,
recycled steel,
food stocks,


coal,


coke,


grain, sand,
and nraveIl 'lr


Back in


oe


most cheaply transported by bare to their final destination within the country. This
creates an ideal transshipment opportunity for Port. St. Joe: at our deepwater port
we bould receive or discharge bulk cargoes for the international market. This would
spur the development of private transshipment facilities, along the' Gulf County
Canal as well as industries that mIight use or process these materials, thus.adding
another dimension to the employment and economic development possibilities
within the community.

Future deepening and widening of the Canal for a mile or so upstream would even
allow for the development of cargo terminals handling shallow draft freighters car-
rying cargo to and from Central America and the Caribbean nations.


The possibilities are limitless! Just another reason
St. Joe.


to put the, PORT back into Port


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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Cooper,

Burrows

Announce

Engagement
Tammy Cooper of Havana and
Stacey Burrows of Tallahassee
announce their engagement. The
wedding is planned for Friday,
August 22 at Lake Tallavana' in
Havana. Pastor Scott Bonnell of
Northwoods Baptist Church will
perform the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Polly Lee of Havana and the late'
Don Cooper. -The groom is the son
of Earl and Clovette Burrows of
Port St. Joe.
Tammy is currently attending
Keiser College. Stacey is employed
by Culley's Meadow Wood Funeral
Home in Tallahassee.
After a trip to Asheville, North
Carolina, and Nashville,
Tennessee, the couple will reside in
Havana.


Stacey Burrows and Tammy Cooper


Look Who's 5!
Trace Bailey Flowers will turn
five years old on September 1.
He is the son of Chad Flowers
and Diane Flowers. Maternal
grandparents are Keith and Lisa
Edenfield of Blountstown, Barbara
Edenfield of Wewahitchka and
Kathy and Alvin Martina of
Apalachicola; Paternal grandpar-
ents are Nita and Louie Flowers of
Wewahitchka.


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OFFERING REAL ESTATE SALES, DEVELOP-


MENT, VACATION AND


LONG TERM


RENTALS. SO YOU CAN STAY FOR A DAY OR
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TQo. Salad Sale
'e7' Gulf County Senior
Citizens \wll be selling those deli-
cious mouth watering taco salads
on August 15th, from 11:00 until
1:00 pm at the Port St. Joe Senior
Citizens Center. The cost for each
salad will be $3.50, which includes
chips, iced tea, cake, and a salad.
Coldwell Banker Realty and the
Senior Citizens will be; taking..
orders until 3prn on August 14th.
Please call 648-1010 or 229-8466.
There will be. deliveries at all busi-
nesses from Port St. Joe to the
beaches.'
The proceedss will be: used, to d
help ,pay for meals and the Helping
Hands program. The senior citizens
thank the community for their
great support.


Gracie Is Two!
'Gracie Leeann Lester will be
two -years old on August 16. She
will celebrate her birthday with
Barney and friends, and, later with
Chuckle Cheese. Her sisters,
Brooke and Rachel will help her
celebrate. Gracie is the daughter of
Harold and Robin Lester of
Wewahitchka.
















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NILSe 96354 .. Th, .. dr. .
2 bath mobile home sits on 5 beautiful acres, with 2 to
3 acres already cleared. The home had a fireplace and
is'very well kept. $68,900.


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


MLS#95459: 3597 Cape San Bias Rd. 5 bedroom, 5
bath, Gulf Front Home, furnished with ceramic tile
and. carpet. In ground pool and hot tub overlooking
the gulf. $749,900. :









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MLS#96635 4402 C Hwy. 98 New Construction
2 bedroom, 2 bath Townhouse with a covered boat
slip. Unit will have; Anderson Doors & Windows,
Hardwood Floors, Tiled Baths & Custom Wood
Accents. Expected to be ready for occupancy by Oct.
1. Don't miss out on this one!! $369,900









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An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


L5S#94894 7-7408 Ameridus -'Gorgeous, 3 bed-
room, 2.5 bath home in St Joe Beach has just been
completed. Home sits on a beautiful 150 x 150 corer
lot and has all of the extras that anyone could want.
Call today for an appointment. $485,000


MLS#93992 C-30/ Bay View Great Investment! .4
bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.9 acres located across
from Piesnell's Marina. $450,000


MLS#96629 -.704 Hwy. 98 # 4- Fabulous 2 bedroom.2
bath condo with a breathtaking Gulf View,,and a pool.
This unit is being sold fully furnished and is owned by
the builder, who added too many upgrades to list. Great
Investment Opportunity with a .very good Rental
1History $369,900


MLS#96533 4201 Hwy. 98 This Canal Front home in
Mexico Beach is only 1 year old and is being sold fully
furnished. It is 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath and comes with a
covered boat slip. This is a Fisherman's dream come
true!'$359,900


Making Real Estate Real Easy. T
710 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
1 (866) 648-1011 1 (850) 648-1010
1934 CR-C30, Cape San Bias
1 (850) 227-1010 1 (800) 787-1012
www.CBForgottenCoast.com
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MLS#94958 198 Lahona Ave.- This Home sits on
3.5 lots, with frontage on Hwy. 386, Hwy. 71 &
Lahona Ave. 3 bedroom,. 1.5 bath ': Ul, ib.lhidjat n.firu
trees, and flowering shrubs. A r.i-ur. !.:. Ecr pi ,rid.,-'
$89,000


MLS#95758: 9255 c j Us- 2 bedroom, 1 bath
immaculate mobile ilhi acon Hill area of St.
i.:- P' This is be letely furnished and
ready to move in te. Excelent investment opportunity
i ...zal w. aa A at o l. J-alkir Laul..r..sArus. :.".4Am: "..


MLS#95380: 9130 Tulip Ave Beacon Hill St. Joe
Beach 4 Lots @ 50X100 each. M/Home 660
sq.ft.,Cottage 341 sq.ft. L shaped screened porch
connects Cottage to M/Home. Cottage has 1 bed-
room, 1 bath. M/Home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. There'
is a 641 sq.ft Studio/Workshop also on property.


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


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

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


MLSa96703 i09.A ?7th Street Guil \ ~i 3 bcd-
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-
ciouis home. $369 000








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MLSn96633 4402 8 H%,, 98 Ne.; conitrucieon 2
bedroom 2.5 bath Townhouse in Mexico Beach.
Expected completion- by Oct 1. Covered boat slip
included that will accommodate a 27 foot boat. This'
is a Fisherman's Dream. $359,900


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


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








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MLS#95460: 3563 Cape San Bias Road- 5 bedroom,
5 bath Gulf Front Home with pool and hot tub.
Great Rental. $749,900.


It Listings:


Gulf View
MLS#9571NBiiC1NW 159,900
MLS#94941 St. Joe Beach $225,000
Interior
MLS#96467- St. Joe Beach $125,000
MLS#94526 Wewahitchka $29,000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. August 14, 2003 Page 3B


Friends of the Library Offer Plaques


To Honor Local Industrial Workers


The Gulf County Public
Library, located'in Port St. Joe, has
begun its expansion project. The
new addition will provide approxi-
mately 1,875 square feet of much
needed space, and will house a
Florida History/Genealogy Room, a
Literacy Office and a branch man-
ager's Office.
A committee has been formed
by the Friends of the Gulf County
Public Libraries, Inc. to oversee this
project as their mission.


A portion of the new area will
be used to display materials, pic-
tures, and other memorabilia of the
former paper mill located in Port
St. Joe. A Memory Book is planned
that will contain the names of all
mill employees from March 17,
1938 to January 1, 2001.
Also included is a wall in the
Florida History/Genealogy Room
designated to honor former employ-
ees of the paper mill, railroad, box
plant, woodlands division and tele-


Moi l i, ~ ,i ~Q


Geoffrey Helms Receives

Community Activities Award


Geoffrey Helifs, who recently
became an Eagle Scout, volun-
teered to help a Wewahitchka fam-
iiy recc'-rr from a iho:us.e tire. He
assisted thie family n nman\- .va\-
and in di:'nmg so,. upheld a Bio
Scout Ula '.': ,f helping others at all
tires.


Recognizing his efforts, Wewa
Search and Rescue member Mike
Bryan presented Geoffrey with the
Oi stand C itizen-ship and
Coinnimmui-nty ActMI,-es Award. Hi-
fanilv arid -his tello ti' scoItS are
\er\ proi:ud io him.


phone company. Persons who
would like to honor an individual
who worked at one of these entities
may purchase a plaque to be
attached to the existing brick wall
in the honoree's name for $50.00.
To purchase a plaque, simply
send your name, address, phone
number, e-mail address (if any), the
name of the loved one to be hon-
ored, and whether the person
worked at the paper mill, the box
plant, the railroad, the woodlands
division, the telephone company or
another industry in Port St. Joe.


Include a check for $50.00 made
payable to Fi-.nds Building Fund,
and mail it all to P.O. Box 1113,
Port St. Joe, FL, 32457.
The Friends look forward to
receiving contributions as the com-
munity honors the many men and
women who worked in the local
industries that were such an inte-
gral part of the community for so
many years.
.For more information contact
Jean S. Faliski, Library Branch
Manager, at 850-229-8879 or email
her at jfaliski@nwrls.lib.fl.us.


OPEN HOUSE
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Fri. & Sat., August 15th & 16th
^ 1 6 p.m. Eastern Time


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DeLORME 502 Nautilus Drive
From Anchor Realty Office in Mexico Beach travel East on Hwy. 98 for 2.7 miles,
turn left on Seashore Drive. Go one block to dead end. Turn right -1/2 block to
Nautilus Dr; turn left on Nautilus-Drive. Go 0.3 mile to 502 Nautilus Drive..
Nice private and quiet 4BR/3BA home situated on three lots, back of
home is on cul-de-sac. Great for entertaining or family living. Includes
patio, pool, hot tub that are enclosed by privacy fence. Living room fea-
tures cathedral ceilings and fireplace. Spacious kitchen with bay window
and bar. Beautiful master bedroom and bath. MLS#96435.
Call Ron Kelly, Margaret Presswood; Bonnie Bush,
Joan Smithwick or Joy Holder at
866-692-3224 or 850-648-2020



www.florida-beach.com


Gulf County Public Health in the Gulf
Health County School System
In Gulf County there are two ele-
Department mentary schools,, two high
schools, one middle school, one
Health Link private school and two Early Head
Start locations with health rooms
staffed by a Health Support Tech and
supervised by an RN all of whom are employees
of Saint Joseph Care of Florida, Inc./Gulf County
Health Department (SJCF/GCHD). The Health Support Techs,
under the supervision of the RN's, have enormous success in returning stu-
dents to class instead of their going home as would have happened before the
health rooms were established. As well as the expected headache and stom-
ach ache there are many complex medical problems dealt
with daily such as diabetes, allergies, and ADD. Some of
the functions ,performed are: First Aid for Students,
Maintaining Daily Health Log ar.d Rc.'ird of Student
Encounters on Health Master C(impuLi Lter ciPrrarn.im
Administer Medications (Oversight b, School Health
Nurse), Act as First Responder :'r lMedicl Enmercencies.
Report and Refer any Abnormal E, cnts r Findinmg to School
Health Nurse, Perform Pulse Oxinmecrl F'. luation. Perform
Catherizations, :Peak Flow Ex alualo.tir. Blod Sugar
Evaluations, Body Mass Index E, aluationr iind Adminiter
Emergency Medications. Over 3-.000 ser.icee, '. ere ren-
dered through the health rooms lIst school, \cair
Your Health Support Techs.are V\roni.ca Barrington i St
Joe Middle School), Rosalind Br\an I[ it loe Hich
School), Connie Huddlesto:i I Si loc Elcm School i.
'Jessica Lee (Faith Christian School, Brjnd\ Malin i
: (Wewahitchka Elem. School I and linice Forehand
(Wewahitchka High School Youar RN's are- .nn
Morris (Wewahitchka Elem. & High Schools I ,Am\
Heath, (Port St. Joe Ele.-n Scho."l & High School
S and Laney Kennedy (Faith Christian :id Port St Joe
and Wewahitchka Early Head Stirt [ tesi.
We appreciate the outstanding job rhec ladie, do!
Health.Fair There will be a Hcalth Fair held Jt the
SJCF/GCHD at 2475 Garrison Avenue on September 10,I
2003, from 1:00 7:00 p.m.. EDT
Free School Physicals will end Augus.t 31, 2103.W
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call:
Saint Joseph Care of Florida, Inc.
/Gulf County Health Department
Port St. Joe:
S Medical Clinic: (850 1 227-12-6 ext. 100
Dental Clinic: (850 1 227-12-6 ext. 160
Wewahitchka:
Medical Clinic: 850i 639-2644 --
Dental Clinic: 850 I 639-4414


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S391 BAYBERRY DRIVE DALKEITH B-auil&ul
country estate on 10 acres. 3BR/2BA home, large
Y country kitchen w/island, family room w/fireplace.
Hardwood floors throughout, many custom features. 2
* car garage, barn, pasture. $239,000 -
MLS#94940 Call BRENDA MILLER






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Gulf Front Ranch Beautiful, peaceful gulf front setting.
l Great westward view of the gulf with open deck and
screened porch. Boardwalk to beach plus deeded bay
access. Completely furnished and ready' for rental
income or personal enjoyment. Your sunsets are wait-
ing! MLS#95126 $695,000


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| Mexico Beach 111 Circle Dr. Gulf Viewv, 3
: BR, 2 BA, single family home. This 1,296sf open floor
plan home sits aprx. 400ft from the beach on a 75x90
lot. Call Patricia Raap @ 648.5683 ext. 15
Sfor showing. MLS#96261 $475,000

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C 3BR/ IbA
home in a
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tion. This
cozy well maintained brick home is priced to sell!
Call Susie White for more information '850-
227-9600. MLS #96661. $128,500.
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Gulf Front, Indian Pass Circa 1903 Huge Key
West style 3 BR/3.5 BA home. Completely renovated'
& restored to code with style! 1.18 acre; 90 X 517 GF
lot w/magnificent views. FEDERAL FLOOD. 12'9"
ceilings, bahama shutters, custom gourmet kitchen,
heart pine floors, 5 FP, gulfview jacuzzi on wrap
around porch, DR, LR, den, built in staircase to HUGE
attic & widows walk. TOO many extras, must see to
believe. Offered at $1,785,000 Kim Harrison
227-3745.





Howard Creek 172 N. Squirrel Ave. 2 BR/2
BA plus bonus room, doublewide mobile home sits on a
high 120'x130' lot close to the landings, cypress siding
and metal roof. Call Patricia Raap for more infor-
mation. MLS#94248 $72,000.


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One of a kind beautiful home overlooking St.
Joseph's Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA situated on approx 1.95
acres. MLS#96587. $750,00. View on our
website www.C21GCR.com and call Susie
White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.


136 S. Oak St. Indian Pass Subdivision -
Custom built home w/ open design. All cypress interi-
or and exterior. Situated on 2 lots. Federal Flood
Insurance available. $425,000.00 MLS#96591.
Call Mark Schultz 227-9600 or 227-2594


GULF FRONT HOME Cape San Bias, Beautiful 3
BR/3 BA, furnished home with Gorgeous views of
Gulf and St. Joseph Bay. Over 100 feet of gulf
frontage. ONLY $489,000. MLS#90525


101-A
Miramar Dr.-
ex ico
Beach- 2
BVI 5 BA
i Townhome lirai
unit on corner rn
4 plex located
bel-.een beach co1.6,Lmy* Gulf ,ie., from
upstairs deck. In just decorated.
Backyard is landscapeanenced Close to public
boat ramp. $225,000 MLS #96551 call Ellen


Cape San Bla|l imll tiful sunset views
from this 3 BR/2i,RlB cst ont. This home
has FEMA sur ne., Frn isW ad red fr you to
move in 944 9114 9416.
Call Deei f


St. Joe Beach 2BR/2BA-This home has been com-
pletely renovated with new flooring, cabinets, appli-
ances, vinyl siding, A/C unit, W/D. Dedicated beach
for everyone to enjoy. Would make an excellent
rental! MLS#96147 $437,000
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Mexico Beach IU1- 3tl s tree New OK/z
1/2BA. Fully furnished townhouse, close to marina &
beach. Excellent investment property! Call Patricia
Raap at 850-648-5683 ext. 15 for showing.
MLS#94370 $245,000.


Mexico Beach Unobstructed 4BR/3BA Beach View 40 Hwy 98 MexicoBeach UNOBSTRUCT-
Home. Enjoy the Fantastic panoramic view from the wid- ED GULF VIEW I 3 BR, 2 BA home totally renovat-
ows walk or relax while watching the sunset from the ed in 2001 replumbed, rewirec',ew appliances,
screened porch. This home would make aa g t place'for-'- .iaoV4wsJ rch enclosed h~ c ed.
a family vacation. This iR a M~st shelll Many oier improvements. Just move in and enjoy the
MLS#96163 $635,000 view! $575,000. Ask for Ellen


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Small Business Classes Are Being Offered at GCCC


Small Business Development
Center & Veterans Business
Outreach Center will be offering
several business courses during
the months of August and
September.
Courses offered during August
are:
"Steps to Starting a Small
Business" Tuesday, August 19,
from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, located
in the SBDC section number 313.

r Our Readers


"Steps to Starting a Small
Business" Wednesday, August 20,
from 9:00 am to noon, located in
the JCAC section number 314.
"Business Plan I & II"
Thursday, August 28 & September
11, from 1:30 pm'to 4:30 pm,
located in the SBDC section num-
ber 319.
Classes offered in September
are:
"Steps to Starting a Small


Business" Tuesday, September. 16,
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, located
in the SBDC section number 315.
"Business Plan I & II"
Wednesday, September 3 & 17,
from 9:00 am to noon, located in
the JCAC section number 320.
"Small Business Accounting &
Taxes" Tuesdays, September 6 &
13, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm,
located in SUE room 242, section
number 328.


"Quickbooks" Saturday,
September 6 & 13, from 8:30 am to
5:00 pm, located in TC room 218,
section number 326.
Scholarships are available for
eligible veterans who qualify under
cooperative agreement SBAHQ-99-


0-0003 with U.S. Small Business
Administration, University of West
Florida, and Gulf Coast
Community College. Reservations
may be made by contacting Gulf
Coast Community College, Lifelong
Learning Department, 5230 U.S.


Hwy 98, Panama. City, FL 32401.
.For more information call GCCC
Lifelong Learning at 1-800-311-
3685 ext. 3823 or check'website at
http://www.northfloridabiz.com.


Write


Letters t


Teaching Is A Mission Impossible


Welcome to teaching Miss
Jones. Your mission is to teach
twenty-five first-graders how to
read. Should you decide to accept
the job you will be reinforced by
every modern bit of technology
known to education, including
visuals, computers, and teaching
aids.
You will have the confidence of
the parents, the support of the
administration and the love of the
children. You have nine months in
which to accomplish this miracle
with three and a half weeks of hol-
idays and an occasional closing of
schools for an act of God. Good'
luck.
Oh, just oie thing. You won't
forget to instill good nutrition
habits, teach the gifted, the neuro-
logically impaired, the emotionally
disturbed and develop civic
responsibility, will you? Good.
And check for head lice, make
sure the children have a hot break-


fast, collect milk money and
arrange their transportation to and
from school. Did I mention eye
testing and inoculations and
instruction of first aid procedures?
It goes without saying you will pro-
vide sex education in a tasteful
way, of course.
By the way, don't forget to
maintain birth information and age
certification date, be on the lookout
for child abuse and collect money
for field trips.
And you'll have to make time to
build economic awareness, assist
in bladder control, stress bilingual
development and eliminate sex dis-
crimination..
Just be glad, Miss Jones, you
aren't in secondary education. they
have to assist in career planning,
money management, teach kids
how to drive a car, counsel them in
their career, place, them in jobs,
identify and solve alcohol and drug
abuse problems and counsel them


Thankful for Electric Bill Paying


in pregnancy.
You are fortunate. All you have
is bicycle safety, training in pul-
monary resuscitation, promotion of
physical fitness and metrics, build-
ing self-worth and respect and,
instilling in them a sense of patri-
otism.
Teaching them to read,:I know
sounds simple, but it's important!
But then so is daily fundraising,
protecting students privacy, follow-
ing due process procedures, coun-
seling problems children, maintain-
ing discipline and teaching the
principles of free enterprise.
All we expect from you is to'
give the public what they want in a
back-to-basics education. Good
luck, Miss Jones. Miss Jones? Miss
'Jones! MISS JONES!
Another one self-destructs. No
one wants to teach kids how to
read anymore!
-Kathryn Floore, former first'
grade teacher for over thirty years


S


SElectricity is a p:.erfil i,:,rcc that we use;every d:, Fur i.l:, :,r
E ec ;p:ll:i 11, kidi. -hould forget that electricity can be dangerous, even
C II your J-.:il, t "1 e J.:.-r.'r obey some basic safety rules.'


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away from anything that the wire touches.

As a member arid owner, ,:.u ha .c 3te power ': ,:r .ur
ec _,: cl :..-pernm e differetrc- .

Gulf COast-Ze.
A Touchstone Energy' '
Cooperative
Swww.gcec.com


I want to compliment the City
Commissioners for their prompt
reply to my request.
I talked to the mayor, Mr.
Roberts and Mr. Reeves about let-
ting me pay my water bill with my
Tyndall Federal Credit Union insti-
tution (account). Now if I can get
my friend at the gas company to do
the same thing, I will not have to go
to Port St. Joe just to pay bills.
If the state gets their way (I am


SFriends Set

Annual Book

Sale End of Aug.
The Friends of the Gulf County
Public. Libraries, Ific. met on
Monday, August 4th for their
monthly meeting and would like to
remind everyone that the Scallop
Festival is August 30th and 31st.
Friends. will be having their Book-
Sale and encourage all to come.
The sale will be held at 324 Reid
Avg. It will be cool and dry again
this year .
Hours will be Saturday from
9:00 am to 6:00 pm and. Sunday
from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Dwan G. Hightower, author of
"Anthrax: The Game," will be on
site. She will be signing and selling
her latest books. She has so gra-
ciously agreed to give the Friends a
portion of the sales from the event.
There will be raffles and lots of
good books.
For any members that would.
like to help during the sale please
contact Peg Schweizer 647-3828 or
Neatie Witter 227-1110.
The "Friends" would also like to
say a very special thanks to our
"special friend of the month" Bev,
Kilmer. Bev has been wonderful in
keeping interests high on the prior-
ity list.
Please join us at The Gulf
County Library for the next sched-
uled meeting on September 8th.


Real Estate Boom
(Mexico Beach/Port St. Joe)
Florida State Certified
Builder is looking for
partners) to provide
construction funds on
per house basis. Profits to
be shared when property
is sold. All funds will be
secured by individual
house.
(You will own it.)
If you are making 2% to
4% on your funds you
could do a lot better.


Call 850-648-6767


85), .those of us who cannot pass
the eye'testwill not be driving cars.


"CL SO OU REPPET AU AAYM7


-Sincerely, Fred J. Kleeb, Jr., A Chlnt Eas on Agent Roger Bradley, Broker/Owner Victor Ramos, Broker Associate, GRI s
SnAfterk Hoursbl 850-227-3553' Mobile: 850-227-4383 After Hours: 229-2749 After Hours 850-229-9353
Warmest Thanks Mobile 850-227-5251
Warmest Thnlks
The family of Jewell H. Maige '. <- Dawn Jones, Agent Bobbie Edwards, Agent .'
would like to express their warmest After Hours 850-229-9139 After Hours To Free .
expression of thankfulness. To the i Mobie 850-227-4111 1-877-873-3127
many friends, relatives, and con-. .'
cerned citizens whose many "CAPE SAN BLAS LANDMARK"'
*thoughtful, prayers, foods,' flowers "l Ie:: O"ppertuni y-in the- T
ind dna .ns of: .m g, Be chComber's Restau ant ', :F BAYVIEW ON SCE'IC'HWY C-
Bibles, have meant so muiC in turn-key including ill fixture. n.nr.. 30. ih,. 3 bi 2 EA. hc,- I .: Il, luI
such a time of loss., Words can not' ry, staffing, and business. A RARE nished featuring bay views and above
express our feelings for such good OPPORTUNITY AND OFFERED ground pool: Offered @
f-. q nil th-,i .nht htc AT $695,000 $ 199,500


rlenals, anaulu suppc o JIr' Llat a
been given. We humbly thank you
all from the bottom of our hearts.
May God bless each and everyone.
-Tony Maige & Family,
Maurice Maige and Family


Thank You
The family of.. Mrs. Winnie
Hamilton would like to thank you
from our hearts for your prayers,
support, calls, visits or any part
you did during our time of need.
Thank you.
-Mrs. Winnie. R. Hamilton &
Family


In Appreciation
The family of the late .,Mrs:
Gertrude Jackson wishes to
acknowledge with our deep and
sincere ,appreciation the many
expressions of concern, floral tnb-
utes, prayers, sympathy and serv-
ices rendered during the illness
and death of our loved one. May
God bless and keep each of you.


S'SUNRISE/SUNSET SAYS IT ALL -
Great views of the Gulf Of Mexico cind'
the St Joe Boy from this.3 BR/ 2.5 BA
SGulf ronf Unit on'Cape San Bids. 4975-A ape San'Blas Road, Port St. Joe L 32456 :
Offered fully furnished this spacious 4 -A .
send unit features both open and Business: 850-227-9000 Toil-Free: 866-229-5525 Fax: 850-227-9111
screened: decks, under unit par king,
outdoorsihower, and much morel! A bealn-realtv@flbeaches.net www.flbEacbes.net
j,1s6 BARGAIN @ $199,500.


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,U ""IN THE HEART OF PORT ST.
SJOE" This Spacious 4 BR/3BA 1900
: SF '-i.:' ..: situated on a lo.ri :...,-,r
l:-i and tuai,.,'. new carpet, paint,
a Oppl.r..:. a'd more. Close to every-
l thing including the St. Joe Bay,
schools, churches and downtown.THIS'
BEAUTY IS OFFERED PARTIALLY
FURNISHED $199,900.


PARK -This 2 BR/ 2 E-
boasts :uperb .,- .: .au
fireplace, spadi6ous ,dc<
decor and much morel
FULLY FURNISHED
$289,500. AND 1 '5S


Treasure Shores Gulfview ''
-5. 5165,000
SouthBeach 2nd Tier .' 5225,000.
kW San Bias, $850,000.
S Green Hills Gulf View @ $144,500
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias
$165,000
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre _
POMPANO +-, 5295,000 "':Location,
gull rIr r. :T 104' x 208' bordering State Park @ On' Indial
lied c:.1,ng: 585,000 sweeping
i: :r.-ppF, GulfViewon Cape San Bias 102'x Mexico.
OFFERED 106', $130,000 2'" 5 B
I 1 Gulf Front on Cape San Blas, el ta. a.nd
1295,500. 51'x312', S399,000. OFFERED .D


Location, Location
in Pass Beach with
views of the Gulf of,
Quol.r/ cor,'.ruc'ion. 3
>ili c'ffice gas'fireplace,
prol:' on-all,' decorated.
$925,000.


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GULF VIEW IN MONEY BAYOU.
Ni,- i:on:lrucoin, gull vie".. FEMt
Flod n:u ran.:e alone ^,I 3 BP'B: and
2 BA'. make ih,: hJT Mti 10 .cE
CUTE AND OUAIIT AND .
OFFERED @ $325,000.


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"ADORABLE GULF VIEW
COTTAGES ON CAPE SAN.BLAS"'
.These 2 BR,"1 BA 550 SF. Conaaes ggia
fealure deeded Gulf a .ces' and
nuiiercu: upgrade .nclu,.,r'g rr.eil
roofj vI ;nl .ndo. ne Iloor11.
appliances. and fu,'i.t-.r.gs and much
more. All ,u *.ll need sI your beach'
chair and blanket .ell mabe lu:i oa-
'few. linkl odd: and endFIl 4 TO;
CHOOSE FROM @ $145,000


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Lisa Hambrick Dianna Routh
. 9.-"- i Varona Seth Campbell


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rr. ij S. L, 3J P ,1 d :-I- ,ip -
hr r. ,,. *.r p.3 :,d il sp,.
tic..i.t:,riur. Call for a List of all the
amenities. 425.000


Realtor Associates


"Selling Beach Dreantm


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6930 Alabama Avenue Beautifully land
4caped corner lot. 4 BR,' 2 BA, Large Pool.
Full) Fenced Call Dianna today for
details.on this beauty. S289.000


c6ambrick Rcaldtp Jnc.


3001 Hwy. 98


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''W- I-, r 1t LR, iIII 2S P A' UnIs
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in OIT sTAN DIN ..c., .:.f tie Gulf of
Mie i.. .' TIo units are already under con-
tract with only two left! Call for a copy


00 Sesame Street & Sycamore Street
I .'... i-, REDUCED PRICE $10.000.
S1.. r-. -. -,.I Call Dianna today for
details on this beauty.


Mexico Beach, FL 32410


850-648-1102 Toll Free: 866-648-1102 -Website: www.HambrickRealty.com


507 A. B, C 7th Street, Port St. Joe
3 BR B 5 BA Biichen hii. in Ilind, lot. oi pac. p pjce, lind
Sh..ciped Grei l" ,rol;,n ne, r Joi wni'm i n PS- \'er lIarje I.,', n L
heorne, ':- C rr M t u [fl0' in iie tnLnLh, C in In,- lci prc
O Bci Lr cirLcrL tio i p e, Lr.d CrIi l"c[Ir- lo fr ien[l naitn ]
i m Unit A -1666 sq. ft. $159,900 Unit B-1767
B sq. ft. $169,900 Unit .-1666 sq. ft. $159,900


Lots Listings
SLot 13 W. Creekview Drive 1.2 A.rer MOI- .reekflonL at Stone hMi Creek Call !0 irze $10.000
515 W. Beatty Avenue White Ciy Nice resdenual lut 7'5 x 110'$16,000
SLot "' Edgewater Subd. St. Joe Beach Great corner lot, gulf viw. 60' 185' $160,000


8110 Americus Ave Great location n t 3he
front of Seashores Subd. Gulf View from .tbe
kirhen, liv. rm, din. rm, & thi screened Frbnt
porch. 3 BR/2-BA very well niauntained ihornc.
Wood Oooring with ceramic tile all down.tsr.;
and in the master bith Bonus room down-
q~ir, could be a 4th bedroom, game room,
office, etc Nicely lIndc.apcd '.tll pn-acy
fencing around the back yard EEccllent rental
potennal never on rental market. $349,000


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The Big Bend Bird Club, Inc. of.
Tallahassee will host its 14th
Annual Exotic Bird Fair and
S Festival on August 23 and 24 at the
North Florida Fairgrounds in
TallahasseeJi
The entire air-conditioned
building will be designed by a pro-
fessional trade show decorator.
Royal blue drapes and plants will
surround the inside walls of the
facility and create a tropical atmos-
phere with a professional appear-
ance-it is a step above the ordi-
nary. As an added attraction there
will be special raffles, balloon'art by
Tygr Tales, games and face paint-


The AACSF will be selling BBQ
sandwiches and dinners during the
Annual Catfish Festival, August
15-i6 in Wewahitchka.
1 Locations are Lake Alice Park -
10:00 am (CST) and Gaskin Park -'
10:00 am- (CST) Friday, August
15th and Lake Alice Park 10:00 am
(CST) Saturday, August 16th.
BBQ rib dinners are $6.00,
BBQ pork sandwiches are $3.00,
and BBQ chicken dinners are
$5.00.'

Tyndall Thrift

Shop Reopens
The Tyndall Thrift Shop, locat-
ed at 743 Suwannee Road,
reopened 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Regular hours of operation are 9:30
a.m. 12:30 p.m. Wednesday
through Fridays and 9 a.m. noon
the first Saturday of each month.
Consignments are processed 9:30 -
11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and
Thursday. All department 6f`
Defense identification card holders
are authorized to shop at the thrift
shop and can consign up to 20
items each day, 10 of which can be
in-season clothing. For more infor-
mation, call 286-5888.

William Trotter

Exhibit & Sale
William Trotter will have his
paintings at a show and sell exdhib-,
it starting Thursday, August 16 at
the Sponge Exchange located at 16
Avenue E in Apalachicola: -
The exhibit^ hours are from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and from noon
S. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. His paint-
ings display the history of 'the
Apalachicola .Bay area and will be
reproduced in his newest book due
to be released in 2004.

Slw i4DownAU
At Shoo
Cr sin s


ing for the kids. On Sunday,
August 24, performing birds will
amaze and dazzle the imagination.
The show begins at 2:00 p.m.
This will be a relaxing family
experience to remember. Make
plans now for the Big Bend Bird
Club's Exotic Bird Fair and Festival
and see some of the world's most
gorgeous birds from around the
world. There will be lots of beautiful
birds of different shapes, sizes and
colors. There will be a large variety
of bird toys, bird food and much,
much more.
Enjoy mouth-watering foods,
ice cream and snacks from some of


All proceeds go to the AACSF
scholarship fund, to be awarded to
local seniors.

Breastfeeding
Task Force
Sponsors Week
The Bay. Franklin and Gulf
Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., and
Sthe Bay County Breastfeeding Task
Force will sponsor a- World
Breastfeeding- Week display at
Panama City Mall on Saturday,
August 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. Information on breastfeeding
will be available tand drawings for
prizes will take place. New mothers,
expectant mothers, prospective
mothers and their families will find
the display informative.


Tallahassee's best caterers.
Vendors arid visitors are com-
ing to Tallahassee from as far away
as Louisiana, Mississippi,
Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia
and Homestead, Florida. Make new
friends and relax with some of
nature's wonderful creatures.
For more information contact
the Big Bend Bird Club, Inc., P.O.
Box 16453,,Tallahassee, FL 32317,
email colm3@earthlink.net or call
850-893-8503.

2003 Photo &
Artist Craftsmen
Contests
Entries for the Air Force
Annual Artist-Craftsmen Contest
and the Air Force Annual
Photography contest are being
accepted at the Tyndall Skills
Development Center through Sept.
1.
The artist-craftsman contest
will accept entries in fine art, textile
art, industrial art and multi-
crafts/pattern art. The photogra-
phy contest groups include mono-
chrome print, color print, color
transparencies' and digital photos.
Each contest has a category' for
youth, 17 and under. First and sec-
ond place winners in each category
will, compete at the Air Education
:and Training Command level for
cash prizes.
11 Department of Defense
identification card holders and
their family members can compete
in these contests. For more infor-
matron call 283-4511.


PROPERTIES FOR SALE

BY OWNER
LIBERTY COUNTYPROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles'North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private boat'landings $100,000 and up. Also V2
to Iacre parcels with deeded access to landing a ith 100 foot of writer frontage adjoining
State Forest $12,500. and up.
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. Hundreds of acres to
choose from Located in and around Sumatra in developer friendly Libert 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 COUNTYPROPERTIES
Lanark Beach, 60 foot varerfront parcels. beautiful trees and picturesque views. City
water and sewer available. $285,000
City Block Within Apalachicola City Limits, zoned multifamily great investment op-
portunty S250 :000 also other Cir lots and Apalachicola area properties available.
Apalachicola Deepwater Access W\aterfron Scipio Creek, 2 5 acres ajrcel can be
subdivided, $250,000'
GULF COUNTYPROPERTIES ,
Beautiful 50 foot Gulf Front Lot Indian Pass area ready to build on Federal Flood
Insurance available. Pricedi.ight $525,000.
30+/- Acres on beautiful Sauls Creek surrounded by 120.000 acres of Federal and
State Conser action Land. 1200 foot ofdeepwater creek frontage, comes % ith a free four
bedroom2.5 bath home. Beautiful giant oaks. Palms, and other lora. This is a rare find
Nature Lo\ ersSportsmans Paradise Priced at S295.000.
Burgess Creek Just off Hl- 71 about 20 miles North of Pon St Joe 2 thru 20 acre
parcels adjoining State owned land. Starting at $5500 per acre and up
WAKULLA COUNTY PROPERTIES
25 Acres Commercial with 1762ft. of Hwy. 98 frontage \ill subdivide.

670-9133 or 653-5681


Exotic Bird Fair and Festival Aug. 23 & 24


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8022 Cape San Bias Road,
SPort St. Joe, FL:32456

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Mexico Beach Office
101 South 33rd Street St. Joe Bay Office Cape Office
at Hwy. 98 2010 Hwy. C-30 4320 Cape San Bias Road
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White (City 6924 Hwy .71 Cozy
3BR/2BA home with a screen porch.' Sitited on
3 lots. MLS#96750 $135,000. Call Carol
Bell for more information 850-227-
4252.
112A S.
,. 3 7 t h
Two bedroom wo bath. Walk outthe front
.. ....." ': M exico
doo, a e on te b h in Beach
Desirable
end unit
townhouse
on the pier:
r o,,.a:d .
Completely furnished, good rental history.
Two bedroom two bath. Walk out:the front
door, andi be on the beach in a few steps.
Ready for the new owner. Call Brenda
Miller 850-648-5683 Ext. 14
today. $235,000, MLS#96628

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Beacon By The Sea- This is an
innovative new seaside community
designed to provide active and inde-
pendent living with ready access o
healthcare services. This collabora-
tive effort between Bay Medical
Center and Beacon Hill Therapy and
'Wellness Center will offer residents
a range of healthcare options from
single-family homes to town homes;
apartments. Ride by today and view
property. Call Warren Yeager at
850-899-7337


-Nice 3 BR/2 BA mobile home on lot and
a half each. Only 5 blks from the beach.
$165,000 each. Call Lisa Guilford
fnr morA informantin.


Iv y Long Ave., rorr rt. Joe ..ozy
3BR.1 Ba home situated on 2 lots. 3 blocks'
from St. Joseph's Bay. Centrally located
near downtown Port St. Joe, churches and
schools. Call Susie White today for an
appointment. 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-9600. $174.900. MLS#96592


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


2804 Garrison Avenue, PSJ 1975
home completely remodeled to 2002 home.
3br/1.5ba inside, 1.5ba in 20x26 add
on(unfinished) could be apartment or garage.
House 'has new flooring, new drywall, new
AC, new ceiling, new kitchen, new doors, new
sewer and water lines. MLS#96348
$149.900 Call Brenda Miller


Owner-Occupied: 0% Down


Call today! 648-LOAN (5626)

Tim Kerigan and Brian


Marshall invite you

to experience fast,

friendly service

focused on getting the

BEST DEAL for you!


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solutions...simple


201 20th Street This property is zoned
residential but has a special exemption for a
professional doctors office. This is an excel-
lent opportunity for a doctor,to own their
own office. Property located only one block
from the municipal hospital. MLS#10100
$195,000 Call Ellen Allemore for
more information 850-648-5683


131 Barbara Drive MLS#96923 3
BR/2 BA very well kept brick home built in
1984 with. approx. 2000 sq. ft. Centrally
located near schools, gym, and downtown
Port St. Joe. Enclosed pool.with privacy
* fence around back yard. Call Carol Bell
. for info @ 800.451.2349


Mexico Beacn h ui5 nwy yo -
2BR/1BA 'Old Florida' cottage with dedi-
cated gulf view! Lot is 50x150. This cottage
has plenty of character and charm. Enjoy
the sunset overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
$350,000 MLS#91023. Call Susie
White @227-9600.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS


PORT ST. JOE
* Water front lot One of a kind lot
in Windmark Beach. Lot #34
$685,000
* Garrison Plantation A nice lot
in ud-.. our

MLS#93213
OTHER GULF
COUNTY ACREAGE
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with
prices starting at $8,000.
MLS#93026..
OVERSTREET
* Buddy ItjwUmd. Wooded
Parcel 8.1 a"r'MLS #91915,
$39,000, call Patricia Raap at
648-5683
* East Bay Plantation -
Discover Gulf County's Other Bay.
Interior lots $49,900,
Bay View lots $89,900,
Creek Front lots $99,900,
Bay Front lots $199,900
CAPE SAN BLAS
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded


Dunes Drive, $199,900.
* Bay front Cape San Bias -
181' of frontage on the beautiful St.
Joe Bay. $598,000. MLS
#96791. Call Carol Bell for
more information 850-227-
9600 or 850-227-4252.
*Marnie Island Reserve -
Marnie's Island offering 8 private arid
secluded lots on upland island on the
St. Joseph Bay. Private community with
2 way bridge and security gate.
Beautiful Western facing views in a
secluded 'pristine area.
MLS#94562. Starting at
$220,000. Call Kim Harrison
850-227-3745.
* Interior Lot, MLS#94949, Cape
sdUNDER, OONMtlAU sie
White.
* Cape San Bias ulfview lot at
soUNMIIRh COACR8160
$189,900.
INDIAN LAGOON &
INDIAN PASS
* Indian Pass Gulf front lot,
MUNMR, NtIRACT


* Indian Pass 1 st Tier lot, cottages
at Indian Summer $295,000 each
* Hwy. C-30 Gulf View Lot, near
Gulf Pines Subd., zoned
residential/commercial. $239,900.
MLS#94532
* Indian Pass Gulf Front lot,
50x452'. MLS#96271,

$475,000. Call Mark Schultz.
* Indian Pa -L ulf Front lot,
50'x452'. LiLS#96272,
$475,000, Call Mark Schultz.
BEACHES
* "Center Peach Beach" Located
in the heart of Windmark Beach. A
small undiscovered waterfront subdivi-
sion buffered from the areas larger
developments. But, enough restricted
covenants to have its own sense of
flare. $775,000 each
MLS#95776
* Edgewater Subdivision locat-
ed in St. Joe Beach on Hwy 98. Eleven
oversized lots to choose from with gulf
views and covenants and restrictions
apply. $115,900. Call Carol Bell
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOOL, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

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


Pope Fendley
Pope Fendley, 89, of Port St.
Joe, died in Atlanta on Saturday,
August 9. He was born in Lowell,
Ga but grew up in Carrollton.
Family and friends will remem-
ber Pope as a loyal and loving hus-
band to Sophie McGee Fendley
(Tinker) deceased, and a loyal
father who cherished his relation-
ship with Jehovah God.
He is survived by daughters-
Rochelle Fendley Cooper (Rainey),
Margaret Mashburn Fendley (Tiny),
Cassandra Fendley Roberts
(Cookie), son William Harvey
Fendley (Bill), granddaughter Davis
McGee Roberts, two sons-in-law,
Charles S. Roberts, and Mike
Cooper.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, August 12 at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses, 2845 West Rock Quiarry
Rd., Buford GA, 30518 at 2 p.m. A
memorial service will be held
Saturday, August 16th at 2 p.m. in
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses of Port.St. Joe at St. Joe
Beach.

Jewell Maige
Jewell Maige,, 90, of Port St..


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

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


Joe, passed away Monday, July 28,
at a local hospital. Born in
Tallahassee, she moved to Port St.
Joe in 1942. She was a member of
St. James Episcopal Church.
She is survived by two sons,
Tony Maige and wife, Elaine, of
Port St. Joe, and Maurice Maige
and wife, Jamie, of Atlanta,
Georgia; three sisters, Ola H. Allen,
Irene H. Cox, and Bernice H.
Newton; five grandchildren, Stan
Maige and wife, Yassmin, of Dallas,
Texas, Vince Maige ofWiley, Texas,
Maury Maige and wife Kathy, of
Manassas, Virginia, Christy Staab
and husband David, of Frederick,
Maryland, and Dana White and
husband, Stephen,, of Frederick,
Maryland; and 14 great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held on
Thursday, July 31, at 11:00 a.m.
EDT at St. James Episcopal
Church in Port St. Joe with Father
Joseph Hagberg officiating.
Interment followed in Holly. Hill
Cemetery. Donations may be made
to St. James Episcopal Church or
the Gideons.
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Choce hi Suda


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 11 a.m. CST

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

++ ST. JAMES'
S+ 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 Wednesday. at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


First 'Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pasror
:" Buddy Caswell Ministei of Music & Education
liMchael Rogers Mnr.:ter ro Students


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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" J

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

FAITH BIIBL CHUCHn
801 20th Street Port St. Jo~ .229-6o07
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pa.
Sunday School . ................ 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....... -' 4 ........ ., 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Serviqe i,,>a..". .. .. . .:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer -leeing & Bible Study .... .:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Discover God's Love! f
Everyone welcome

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


The Potter's House
1 WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
'- Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
--. 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street .*Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
,SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship .......................... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


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

MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


Beginning Wednesday, August
20, First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe will host the Next
Crusaders, an after school program
for fourth- and fifth-graders, every
Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Annual Women's

Day August 17th
Reverend and Mrs. Calvin
Griffin, Sr., and the women of New
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal
Church cordially invite all to their
Annual Women's Day next Sunday,
August 17th. The program begins
at 9:30 a.m. with Church School,
where a guest superintendent and
guest teachers will participate. The
11:00 a.m. speaker will be Ms.
Latonia Perry of Dayton, Ohio, and
the 6:00 p.m. speaker will be Ms.
Darnita McDaniel of Panama City.
Both speakers are young women
committed to Christ.
The women of the church are
planning a spirit-filled day; and,
invite the community to come and
worship with them. The church is
located on Highway 98 and Avenue
C. ,
Pastor Appreciation

at Thompson Temple

First Born Church
Thompson Temple First Born
Church at 222 Avenue E in Port St.
Joe will hold pastor appreciation in
,honor of Bishop Frank Hogan, Jr.,
on September 12 through 14 at
7:30 p.m. nightly. Everyone is
invited.


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

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


Sassy Wants A Home


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Sassy, a nice sandy colored year
old female lab mix (pictured);
Peachi, a sandy colored female lab
mix pup about 3 1/2 months old;
Tiki, a Jack Russell/mountain feist
mixed male; Tanya, a small
black/tan female feist; Sam, a year
old tan colored lab; Turbo;,a beau-
tiful 8 month. old male mix;
Dominique, a white male lab,
already neutered with shots,
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semi-longhaired male.
Ben, a: 3 month old English
bulldog; Homer, a nice creme col-
ored lab male; Stumpy, a Boston
bull terrier mix puppy; Happy; a
friendly German shepherd female;
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
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Church vans will visit Port St.
Joe Elementary School and Faith:
Christian School for students who
need rides.
Kids are invited to come join in
for snacks, fellowship and a fun
game called S.O.S. Permission
forms must be filled out and sent
with each child. Forms may be
obtained from the school's main
office or by contacting Heather
Smith at the church office at 227-
1724 for more information.


On Wednesday evenings,
Beach Baptist Chapel offers home-
made dinners for sale from 4:00 to
6:30 p.m.
Next Wednesday, August 20,
the menu will consist of meat loaf,
string beans, creamed' potatoes,
dessert and tea. Dinners are avail-
able to eat-in or call 647-5026 for
carry-out for a suggested donation
of $5. The,church is located at 311
Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach.

Abe Spring Baptist

Church Gospel Sing
The, Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be having a gospel Sing
on Saturday, August 16th starting
at 6:00 p.m. CST. The 'featured
group will be The Gospel Joy Bells
along with local talent. The church
is located on Highway 275 South in
Blountstown. For more information
please call 674-5880 and leave a
message. Pastor Allen -Pitts and
congregation invite everyone to this
gospel sing.
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BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beadh, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: Genera Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group .7 p.m.
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. .
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you! ','
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


SO I FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

T H ? 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
l Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m. .
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m7. 2
*Sunday School .
n*Young Children

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/Cecil Costjn Sr. Blvd.


"Kemember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL 5 AT:

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3862 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 52456
.BLB 3 8( ( \850)227-1n06


NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO Gil
JUST LETTING GOD DOCHURC


Sunday school
Morning Worehip
MMICKS Evening Service
SHS WAY W Discipleship Training
HI AY Wednesday Prayer


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


_FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Yoe
(850) 227-1724


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


10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Director of Youth Ministries
7:30 p.m. Heather Smith
Director of Children's Ministries
7:30 p.m. Robin Downs


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worships
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


2003- Annual Noma
Community Reunion Notice
The annual Noma Community-
Reunion will be held in the Noma
Town Hall building on Saturday,
Auguit 30th. The town hall will
open :at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will
be served at 12:00 noon.
All past and present residents
and their friends are cordially
invited to attend. People, planning
to attend are asked to bring a well-
filled basket of their favorite dish-'
es. Also, please bring tea, if that is


the beverage, you prefer.
Softdrinks, ice, cups, plates, arnd
:. eating utensils will be furnished.
This gathering. held on the
Saturday before Labor Day,
strengthens the bonds of friend-
Sship and lets everyone relive mem-
ories of the past, renew ties with
,the land that once nourished all
and walk among the graves of dear
departed kinsmei.
Anyone'. desiring additional
information is urged to contact
Nora Edgarton at (850) 263-3200.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622;
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 am-EST
S3 Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 am EST
"'WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



SST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"'
Join us in worship... ,s, si k
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00.9
Wednesday Evening Apalachicola... ... Panama Cily
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 7 Family Life Church
Visit our website at: familyliechurch.net 4 Wewahitchka

323 Reed 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
Sof Mexico Beach
1111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ..................... ................................ 8:30 a.m., CT
S 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

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


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Christian School


The 2003-2004,school year is
off and running. The school halls
are crowded and the chatter of our
little ones is a welcome tune. For
the teens, that's another story. We
are not sure if they want to be back
yet. Nonetheless, we are glad for
each one here.
There are a number of new stu-
dents. It is a joy to welcome them
and their families. This is a -new
experience for them, so please be in
prayer as they make those "hew
school' adjustments.
As the year progresses you will
receive an update on our new staff
and faculty. However, for this first
"Lion's Tale" there must be an
expression of gratitude to Rev. Lee
Cordell and Rev. John Adkins. With

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a staff shortage at the beginning of
the year, these friends have joined
in to help through some tongh
moments. Though these gentlemen
are in the classroom temporarily,
FCS is no doubt indebted to them,
their families and ministries.
Another big "Thank You" has to
go to all those who helped prepare
the building and grounds for the
first day of school. With a remod-
eled bathroom, a new kitchen; a
new office, and some new furni-
ture, many late hours were put in
and deadlines met. Thanks to all
the plumbers, carpenters,' electri-
cians, cabinet installers, movers,
etc. who took on the challenge.
Many were volunteers. FCS cannot
survive without volunteers. Neither
can we perform without the help of
the professionals in our communi-
ty.
For more information about
Faith Christian School and Faith
Bible Church, please see our web
site at www.faithchristianschool
net.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 14, 2003 Page 7B

Fall 2003 Registration, Starting for Gulf Coast


Gulf Coast Community College
campus registration and classes for
fall 2003 are as follows:
Main Campus
Registration August 18. and
19, 7:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Gulf/Franklin Center
August 13 to 14, 9 a.m,- 6 p.m.
(EST)
Tyndall Air Force Base
'August 13, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Classes begin August 20. The
fall class schedule is available on-
line at wwv.g.ulfcoast.edu ,
You may register on-line if
approved by.your academic adviser
and if you'have a personal identifi-
cation' number (PIN), PIN request
forms: may be obtained from the
Office of Admissions and Records,
or by going on-line to www.gulf-
coast.edu (click on Prospective
Student) .
Students no longer will receive
grades through the mail. Students
may access 'grades .on-line. 'In
order to access' grades,' students
must have a PIN.
For more information, call
(850) 872-3892 for main campus,
or visit the college \ web site at
www.gulfcbast.edu: For the
Gulf/ Franklin Center, call (850)


227-9670 and for Tyndall Air Force Base Education Office call (850) 283-4332.


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
STuesday, August 19, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and.atthe 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 #1 369-060R Changing 10 acres from
Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential.

Preliminary Plat Approval Piney Palms Pai-vey Development Corporation -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 Plat Approval San BBlas Beach Club Parcel ID #6268-061R, #6268-068R, #6268-
065R 6.5 acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 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 in Section 7. Township 9 South. Range 1I1 West, Gulf County, Florida a 5 lunit sub-
division subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.

Final Plat Approval Paln 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, Florida 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 acreslin Section 2 1. To\\-nship 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a 17unit sub-
division development subject to all development regulations required by Gulf Cbunty.

Final Plat Approval Sunset Point Sunset Point Development LLC Parcel ID #6345-SOOR -
32.01 acres in Section 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 in 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 Blas The Club at Cape San Blas LLC Parcel ID #6288-
031R 6.07 acres in Section 22, Township 9.South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 18
unit subdivision development subject to al- 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 Harbh ot'Metf rrBeca-h-l-Parce -ID -#3 146-OSOR  146-OOOR Setbacks

St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI
Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update

Land Development Regulations (LDR) Revision

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

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ARE YOU AN OWNER

OF PROPERTY WITHIN

MILLVIEW/NORTH PORT ST. JOE

WEST OF NORTH BAY STREET?



If so, you may wsh to attend the

following informatiooal meeting about

a class action lawsuit against

The St. Joe Company.



Thursday, August 21, 2003

7:00 p m.

David Jones Memorial Gym.

41i4 KennyStreet

Port St. Joe, Florida


The meeting is open to all property owners within

Millview/North Port St. Joe west of North Bay Street

(except for the defendant, The St. Joe Company, any pred-

ecessors in interest to the defendant, any entity in Which the

defendant has a controlling interest, any current employ-

ees, officers, or directors of defendant, and the legal rep-

resentatives, heirs, successors, and assigns of defendant.)


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4 door, extra clean, excellent
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/14

1993 Saturn SL, 4 door,
leather, AT, AC, extra clean.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/14

For Sale 1982 Harley
Davidson, 1000 Sportster
Ironhead excellent condition
$5,500 call 653-8087 leave
message. ltp8/14
1999 Chevy 1500 Conversion
Van. Extended, low miles,
one owner, extra clean, V8,
AT, AC. $8750. 960-4464.
ltc8/14

1993 Cadillac Sedan DeVille.
One Owner! New condition.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/14

1998 Ford Explorer Sport
Utility 2 door, black, 5 speed,
privacy glass, luggage rack,,
tow package, ed player, good
condition, only 56,000 mi.
"$9,000 obo. 647-3223 or
227-4191. ltp8/14
2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24
Convertible! AT, Ac, 36,000
one-owner miles. New condi-
tion. Must See! $8250. 960-
4464. ltc8/14
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS.
5 speed, AC, CD, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. 960-4464. l tc8/14
1993 Oldsmobile Achieva,
4d, 'white economical local
transportation, high miles:
will finance with low down
payment for right person-
227-1294. tfc8/07
1986 Nissan King Cab pick-
up. AC, extra clean. $2450.
960-4464. Itc8/14


2000 Mazda 626ES. V6, sun-
roof, leather, 4 door, AT, AC,
loaded, 40,000 one-owner
miles. $9450. 960-4464.
ltc8/14

1991 Oldsmobile cutlass
cierra. 4d, blue comfortable
family size car, will finance
with low down payment for
right person 227-1294.
tfc8/07

1995 Ford Ranger XLT
Extended Cab. 70,000 miles,
5 speed, AC, mint condition.
$3950. 960-4464. ltc8/14
2000 Nissan Frontier
Extended Cab, topper, AT,
AC, low miles, one owner,
new condition. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc8/14
1995 GMC Safari Conversion
van. 1 owner, cold air, 4 cap-
tain chairs, tv, vcr, headsets,
electric sofa bed, vacuum
cleaner, new tires, $5,900.
819-8176. 4tp7/17
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad
Cab Sport, 4X4, V8, loaded,
one owner, new condition.
Must see. $12,900. 960-
4464. ltc8/14
1996 Plymouth Neon. AT,
A/C, sporty yellow 2 door,
Price reduced for quick sale.
Was $2,995, now only
$2,495. 227-1294. tfc8/07
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
2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very 'low
mileage. Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17

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

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





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'. 4Is/07
Jet boat 1996 Seadoo
Challenger very nice fast
$5,000 obo. Call 770-856-
3223. 3tp7/31


For Sale 1998 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-
ed at 548 W. Beatty Avenue,
White City, Florida. (850)
827-2621 or 527-0577.
8tc8/07


3BR/2BA mobile home in
quiet park in. Mexico Beach.
$425 plus Dep. Call 648-
5476. 2tc8/14
Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath.
Freshly painted, additional
structure for business or,
shop, large backyard,. Oak
Grove on corner of McKinnonr
and Duval. 227-7234.
2tp8/14

Beacon Hill Trailer 2BR/1BA
furnished. Very clean; one or
'two adults. $650 plus dep.
647-3834. tfc8/14
ForRent 112 Bay Street. St.
Joe Beach. 2BR/1BA $400
per month. No pets. 850-
271-3700. 2tc8/14
House for rent in Wewa 2BR/
1BA $325 per month plus
security dep. 639-3512.
3tp8/07

Commercial Office Space in
PSJ for lease. Approx 672 sq. i
ft. 1st and last with a 1 year-
lease req. Call 229-1450 or
648-2301 for full details.
2tc8/07

Office Space for lease 2900
sq. ft. Downtown PSJ. 101 -
A Reid Ave. 229-6961.
4tc7/31
Vacation Beach iRental 2
bdrm in Mexico Beach, $550.
per week contact
www.beachscent.com
3tp7/31.

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


2 Br/2 Ba home, Hwy 98,
Gulfvlew. $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
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. tr/s

Efficiency-type apartment
in P.S.J., furnished, all util-
ities inc. Weekly, M1onthly
rates. Call 639-3600. rce/s5
UNFURNISHED
*Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig..cen. h&a.. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.'
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up. ,
,. New extra l1g. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tfcs/s






Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishinig Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue '.
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Cal John Reeves at 228934

For Sale: Console Piano. Call
229-8978 after 5:00 leave
message. tfc8/7.
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7




Gigantic Yard Sale!
Something for everyone! Rain
or shine. 312 Cornado St.
SJB Fri 15th Sat 16th 9am
EST. ltp8/14
Multi-family yard sale.
Furniture and lots of misc.
baby items. 2390 Park Ave,
Highlandview.. ltp8/ 14.


Yard Sale: 209 Pompano St.
Highlandview. Several fami-
lies, lots of stuff. Sat. 8am -
12pm. lt8/14
Yard Sale 620 Duval Oak
Grove. Mary Kay products,
misc. Friday only 15th 8am
till? ltp8/14
Yard Sale 1005 Garrison Ave.
Aug. 23rd 'ltp8/14.







Warehouse MNG Fla. Driver
Licenses, heavy lifting, handy
man abilities, maili-laceted
position for adult minded. Up
to $500 per week depends on
your Productivity. 227-'
1251: 4tc8/14
Wanted-Cashier fill or part
time. Apply in person.
Walker's Dixie Dandy .2176
Hwy 98, Highlandview.
2tc8/14

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






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on
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For more than 100 years, Capital
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or continued growth in'the 21'
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Our Residential Lending Depart-
ment, has an immediate openinr
for a loan processor in our Pt: St.
Joe, FL Office. This individual will
be responsible for processing FHA/
VA and various types of conven-
tional real estate loans. Candidate
must-be proficient in Microsoft
Word, Excel and FNMA DU. Resi-
dential loan experience preferred.
Hours 8-5, M-F. Interested appli-
cants should apply to Capital City
Bank-Residential Division,
504 Monument Avenue, Port
St. Joe, FL 32456; or fax
resume to 850-878-9139,
or e-mail to jobs@ccbg.com.
CCB offers competitive benefits
'package.
EOE/Drug:Free.
CAplta City
O Bank


TRUCK DRIVER
class A License,' Boom Truck Experience
Preferred, but will train right person.
Apply at:
Bayside Lumber & Building Supply 516
First Street, Pot St.Joe; FL
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Aide
School/Site: Gulf County
Adult School
Application Deadline:
August 15, 2003 Deadline
12:00 noon ET .
Contact Person: Catherine
Barfield, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-6940
Job Description; A copy of
the advertised job' descrip-
tioh and an application form
are available from the school
office, or the district office
building located at ,150
Middle School Road in, Port
St. Joe. Application forni is
available at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us or
http://prod.schoolcruiser.co
m/gcsb
Qualifications: AA preferred.
High school diploma or
equivalent required.
Certification/ Expertise in
computer software & basic
hardware required.
Succ, s-.ful applicant must
pay a $6'1 fingerprnt analy-
sis fee, get a pre-employment
physical, and drug screen-'
ing. ,
Salary Range: Grant funded
position end- June 30. 2004:,
Gulf County Schools is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer ItcS. 14.
Typesetter Seeking person
sathl good language and com-.
puter skills to set type, proof,
file, post to the internet and
other misc. duties. Send
resume to The Star
Publishing Co., PO Box 308,
Port St. Joe,'FL 32457. E-
mail News@starFL.com or
drop by our office at 209 Reid
Ave. Port St. Joe.' tfC8/14


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. EOEi drug free
workplace. Call Tricia 850-
229-8244 ext. 113 for inter-
view. tfc6/12
JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking an individual to fill a
full-time Mechanic position.
The following qualifications
are desired for this position
at the Road Department:
On-Board Diagnostics,
Specialized Electr6nics,
R-134 Air Conditioning
Refrigerate. Training, R-12
Refrigerate. Recovery and
Recycling Training,
SCompetence ,in Engine
Repair, Fuel Injection System
Competence, :Knowledge. of
Hydraulics Systems, Diesel
Mechanic, Heavy Equipment
Repair (Idlers, Sprockets,
Final Drives, etc.) Air Brakes,
Automatic Transmission,
Small Engine Repair,.
Welding/Cuttifig Abilities.
Applic aUonr can be obtained
at the Gulf County Road
Department, 318. S. 7th
Street, Wewahitchka, Florida
32465, (850) 639-2238,
Monday through Friday, 6:30,
a.m.-3:00 p.m., C.S.T.
.pplicalons v.-dl be accepted-
until Frida\. Auau-t 15,
2003 at 3:00 p.m.,-C.S.T. at
.the above address. If you
have any questions, you may
contact Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee
at (850) 639-2238. -
Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Ac L \ Employer
/s/ iJetrr W. .-'Barnes,
'Chairman
Attest: /s/. Douglas C.
Birmingham, Clerk
'Publish August 14,2003
'.. i- .- __ I-- .


Willard's

Appliance Repair
.VEmergency Service Available
v/Warranty 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 ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \


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


DRIESBACH CLEANERS CLOCK REPAIR
1 80 AVENUE C Odor New*Anniversary Clocks,
k Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
Pick-up and Delivery 648-5165
850-227-1671 648-5165

J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue FOR RENT OR LEASE
Pt t. '324 Dry storage space
850-227.9414
Fax229-6041 3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031
a' .. -;


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 S


Large or Small, We Do Them All
- No Job Too Large or Too Small




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


MINI STORAGE _ImARVI's'Satellte
MIN o SO Ae, 4 3Service &0Antcnnas
Ofe: 2nReid Ave.Street, PortSt. Joe 1 Service & Antennas L
229-6200 Office 6331 Georgia Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
814-7400 Cell Phone Call (850) 647-3171
785-9777 After Hours Cell (850) 899-1061


BEACH COASTAL STEAMWA
Carpet & Upholstery.Cleaner
STORAGE In our 23rd Year. We don't cut corners.
We clean them. Best equipment on the market.
Day: 227-7200 Callfree estimate now
Night: 647-3882 647-3834
St. Joe Beach

Downtown A-i QUALIT
Apalachicola DOCKS Pr,
Orman Building BOARDWALKS
Commercial Space Vinyl Wood
available for leaseBOATLLFTS
available for lease Aluminum Stainless Steel
on Hwy 98.
w 8. OUR DOCKS SURVIVED
Call 653-1058 THE STORMS!
or email w
gkadkins@hotmaila.cm Call: Larry Joe C
tfc3/20 0


COMMERCIAL CUSTOM WOOD
RESIDENTIAL VINYL FENCING


GULFiiBE co
Port St. Joe, Florida

Edward (Bit) Clark 850-647-4255




Make your





a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, MB.A


850-647-8028


+- -RESIDENOA'Lw

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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 850-227-6131
Unul#JIlmHIiff ni jlCP i;^W/i


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New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.


* Above Ground Pools Starting-at $995 Free Water Testing
SLiquid Chlorine Automatic Pool Cleaners Starting at $175.00
Convert from Baquacil to Chlorine Ask us How

408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-POOL (7665) www.pristine-pool.com





Screen Rooms Carports

SAluminum Railing

Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
tfc724


Bab-bvitilr needed after
school. From 3:00 to 8:00
pm. Call Tracy 229-1157.
2tp8/1-4

Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Maintenance
Technician
Application Deadline:
August 18, 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: Verifiable
work experience in any of the
following areas is preferred:
1. Commercial Refrigeration,
2. Boilers and Chillers, 3.
Gas Fired Systems, 4. Heat
Pumps & Controls, 5.
Electrical Background. x,
Successful applicant must
pay a $60 fingerprint analy-
. sis fee, get a pre-employment
physical, and a pre-employ-
ment drug screening.
Salary Range Based on
Board approved salary
Schedule. ,
Gulf County Schools is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer Itc.S' 14
Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
.Position Title. Instrucional
Position (Technologyl
School/Site: Gulf County
Adult School
Application Deadline:
August 15, 2003 Deadline
S12:00 noon ET
Contact Person: Catherine
Barfield, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-6940 ,.
Job Description: A cpy' of
the ade.rtised job descrip-
tion and an applicaton form
are available from the school
office, or the district office
building located at 150
Middle School Road in Port
St. Joe. Application form is
available at
www.guif.kl2.fl.us or
http://prod.schoolcruiser.co
m/gcsb
Qualifications: BS/BA
degree, required.
Certification/ Expertise -in
computer software & basic
hardware required
Successful applicant must
pay a $60 fingerprint analy-,
sis fee, get a pre-employment
physical, and drug screen-
ing.
Salary Range: Grant funded
position ends June 30, 2004.
Gulf County Schools is an.
Equal Opportunity
Employer ltc8/14


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TRADES & SERVICES


Now Hirinig








-Day Shift


Evening and Weekends


Apply within and ask for
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


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 and is
EEOC/Affirmative Action
Employer.
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. 3tc8/07

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, Mexico Beach,
FL 32410. tfc7/31

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 Center
* is now hiring for the following
positions: Full time LPN (2)
7a-3p, (1) 1 lp-7a. Affordable
medical insurance, uniform
allowing, shift diff. Call Tricia
at 229-8244 or apply in per-
son to'220 Ninth St. Port St.
Joe, Florida. tfc7/24

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

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 648-5B777. Parker Realty of
Mexico'Beach, Inc. tfc8/7

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

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


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

Graphics/Composition -
Seeking person with skills in
Quark and PhotoShop..Need
good language skills and
experience in newspaper
production and/or commer-
cial print design (benefits).
Send resume to the Star
Publishing Co., P.O. Box
308, Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
tfc6/5


Lost on St. Joe Beach, Men's
wedding band. White gold
w/yellow gold braid on
edges. High sentimental
value. If found please call
Joel collect. (402) 991-5521.
3tp8/14







Singer Slant-o-matic 500
sewing 'machine in
mahogany desk style cabi-
net. Many attachments $200
229-8058. ltp8/14

For Sale 2 new 500 sq. ft.
fishing nets. Call 229-8395.
ltp8/14

Heavy duty, 14' boat trailer,
many extras, $350 obo. After
6 pm call 827-2244.

WANTED
U.S. M-1 carbine. Will pay
substantial price. Call 647-
5884. 3tp8/11

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net 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


Vcl ^


[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.
5tp7/17,


Open House Sat. August -16
2-4 CT. 109 A South 37th St.
Mexico Beach. 227-6648.
ltc8/14







8 yr old blue fronted Amazon
Parrot. Deluxe cage incl.
Price Negotiable. 647-3545.
ltp8/14


5 Acre Farms, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Asking $125,000
obo. 850-229-6487 or 850-
229-6507. ffc6/26

HOUSE FOR SALE
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
STIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5
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. 2tpso7

3-bedroom/l-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, $140,000. Please call
for appointment, home is
rented. 229-171'1. 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


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

HOME ENHANCEMENT
Landscaping and' Handy
Man Service
(Family Owned) '
Landscaping & xYard
Maintenance, Home Repair,
Mowing & Weeding,
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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 contract doc-
uments may be inspected-at the office
of the Architect, 130 Hwy. 22,
Wewahitchka, Florida, and may be pro-
cured by General Contractors, upon a
deposit of $50.00 per set for plans and
specifications, non-refundable.
Cashier's check, certified check or bid
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
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.
>r..- L r.I.I, 5up_,rl.Trervi- .r "
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Charles A Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
SPublish July 31, August 7 and August
14, 2003
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids in duplicate will be
received until August 21, 2003 at
10:00 ET at the Office of Gulf County
School Board, 150 Middle School
Road, Port St. Joe, Florida at which
time and place all bids will be publicly
opened and read aloud for:'
PROJECT "A" RE-ROOFING
WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL
JOB NO: 0309 "A"
PROJECT "B" MECHANICAL &
ELECTRICAL
WEWAHITCHKA ELEMENTARY
.SCHOOL
JOB NO: 0309 "B"
The Contractor shall furnish all labor,
materials and equipment; and shall be
responsible for the entire completion! of
this project.
Projects "A" & "B" may be bid. sepa-
rately or compositely,for.both projects
with seFp.rare r:..l I.:,r tec,1 proi-..i
with a bo r -.T.J:..n *T : h' : i'pr-.i-',.:'
Plans, specifications and contract doc-
uments may be inspected at the office
of the Architect, 130 .Hwy. 22,
Wewahitchka, Florida, and may be pro-
cured by General Contractors, upon .a
deposit of $100.00 per set for plans
and specifications, of which $50.00,will
be refunded to each General
contractor who submits a bid and
returns all documents'in good condi-
tion within 10 days after the date ol
opening of bids.
Cashier's check, certified, check or bid
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
the Wewahitchka Elementary School
site and any bidder wishing to submit
a bid shall be required to attend.
DATE: August 14, 2003, TIME:
10:30 CT.
Jerry E. Kelly, Superintendent
Gulf County School Board
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Charles A Gaskin, ARA
ARCHITECT
P.O. Box 7
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
Publish July 31, August 7 and August
14, 2003
ADVERTISEMENT FOR SALE
Gulf Shore Storage under Florida's Self
Storage Facility Act (Statutes 83.801-
83.809), located at 201 Desoto Street,
St. Joe Beach will sell to the highest
bidder, in cash, the contents of the fol-
lowing storage unit on' Friday, August
22, 2003 at 10 a.m. Eastern time.
Fred Zajicek, unit #39
The contents may be redeemed by the
owner prior to the sale date and Gulf
SShore Storage reserves the right to
cancel the sale without notice.
Publish August 7 and 14, 2003
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. (EpT):
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 resresthe 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IN RE: The estate of DONALD F.
MOWREY, JR., Deceased.
Case No.
IN PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TOALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS' AGAINST THE ABOVE
EFIATE.
T ,' ..ir.-lm o !,i.i, :",r. of the estate of
Donald F. Mowrey, Jr.- deceased, File
SNumber 03-48-PR i- p,.r-..ijr in the
SCircuit Cout for Cui C.:.,urn, rl.:.nd3
ProbateDivision, tr, ald i :-i .I' I' !-:-h
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin .Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whomn a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must fle
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE'LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPYOFTHIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
'All other creditors of the decedent an
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OFTHEFffl-T 'i"' L: .'. Il':' *.f: Tli-i
S NOTICE:
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
S Notice is August 14, 2003.
/s/ PAUL W. GROOM II
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZP.A.
206 E. 4th Street
s P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRE-
.SENTATIVE.
f FL BAR NO. 0066806
/s/ JUDY WELLS
A 505 Packer Avenue
e Andalusia, Alabama 36420
S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish August 14 and August..21,
s 2003
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NOTICE TO PUBLIC
SURPLUS PROPERTY
All surplus property at the Highland
View School will be given to any Inter-
ested persons. Surplus property items
are furniture, old computers, light fix-
tures, student desk, shelves, cabinets,
tables, chairs.
Please call Mr. Don Rich, Coordinator
of Facility Services (850) 229-8369.
Publish August 14, 2003 '
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of
Commissioners will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE on Monday, August 25,
2003 at 7:15 PM (CT) to consider the'
adoption of an ordinance with the fol-
lowing title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND
SETTING THE RATES TO BE
CHARGED FOR MUNICIPAL
WATER AND SEWER SERVICES
FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COM-
MERCIAL USE AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance, in its entirety, may be
inspected at the Office of the City
Clerk, at City Hall; during regular busi-
ness hours, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM .(CT)
Mon.-Fri. All interested parties may
appear at the meeting to be heard with
respect to this proposed ordinance.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
Publish August 14 and 21, 2003
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewalitchka Board of
Commissioners' will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE .-... TI..J. ,A;iiil ".
1 2003 at 7:0'.' i l I:T I '.TI :.iil Ir,'
adoption of ... .-..itr -' :. iI, i.J : l.:,l-
lowing title: .
AN ORDINANCE CHANGING
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEES;
PRESCRIBING LICENSE
ISSUANCE PROCEDURES; SET-
TING PENALTIES; ESTABLISHING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND
REPEALING ORDINANCE NO.
94-10-17 AND ORDINANCE
NO. 6-23-03
The ordinance, in its entirety, may be
inspected at the Office of the City
Clerk, at City Hall, during regular busi-
ness hours, 7:00 AM-4:00 PM (CT)
Mon.-Fri. All interested parties may.
appear at the meeting to be heard with
respect to this proposed ordinance.
Jerri'Linton
City Clerk
Publish August'14 and 21, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
THE CITY OF .WEWAHITCHKA
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL
HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AND
FINAL READING OF ORDINANCE
ON MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2003 AT
6:45 PM (CT). THE PURPOSE OFo
THE PUBLIC HEARING IS TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDI-
NANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING
TITLE:
An Ordinance of the City Council
for the City of Wewahltchka,
Florida amending and revising the
Comprehensive Plan of
Wewahitchka, Florida and adopting
a new Land Use, Map dated August
11. 2003, which will control future
land use, guide publicfacilities,
and protect natural resources pur-
suant to the Local Government
Comprehensive Planning and Land
Development Regulation Act
(Chapter 163, Part H, Florida
Statutes), providing for severabili-
e ty,,and providing for an effective
date.
This ordinance, in its entirety, may
be inspected at the Office of the City
Clerk, at City Hall, during regular
business hours, 7:00 AM -4:00 PM
(CT), Mon. Fri. All interested par-
ties may appear at the public bear-
ing to be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
Publish August 14 and 21, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNT/ COMMISSION

JUNE 24 CONTINUED
Mr. Charlie dWeston
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss Budget Review Report #2,
stating that the County's budget
has an increase of 29% over last
year because of health and work-
er's compensation insurance, and
recommended that the- County
hire a health insurance consul-
tant. Commissioner Traylor stat-
ed the County.. hired Todd'


Torgersen in December, 2002.
Upon inquiry by Mr. Weston,
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Mr. Torgersen is
focusing on the County's health
insurance estimate (not worker's
comp). After discussion, Mr.
Weston requested a meeting with
the Budget Congmittee and Mr.
Torgersen.
Mr. Charlie Weston then
discussed the Administration
budget and the County Attorney's
budget, and recommended that
the Board approve these budgets
as presented, but requested that
the salaries in the Administration
budget reflect the department
that they are working in. He also
discussed the Industrial Park,
and recommended that the Board
pay the principal in full. Mr.
Weston discussed the Wetappo
Fire Department, and recom-
mended that the Board petition
the State to re -district this area
to be included in the Tupelo Fire
Control District. He also recom-
mended that the Board approve
the Wewa Search & Research,
Gulf County E.M.S., and
Mosquito Control budgets. Mr.
Weston discussed the' County
Health Department Budget, and
recommended that the Board
approve this budget, but that' it
not be tied to a percentage of the
millage rate, and he also recom-
mended that,the various Health
Services'(teen pregnancy preven-
tion, Bay Cares, Life Management
Center, etc,) request funding
through the Gulf County Health
Department. He also recommend-
ed approval of the Animal
Control, Wewahitchka E.M.S.,
and Planning & Building
Department budgets.
Mr. Charlie Weston
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss a letter submitted to' the
Chairman regarding-the Public
Works and Road Department
Budgets. The Budget Review
Committee recommended that
the Board approve a preliminary
increase rate of 10%. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner Peters
motioned to ,set a base line
increase of 10% for the Public
Works and Road Department
2003 -04 Budgets. Commissioner
Trk, lor 'econded ihe mo':tion lf:,r
di,.cuss.ion in.I. after dicu-, |r'ion.
the motion pi3,sed 4 io 1. v. ith
Comnmis-.iuler Fo'. voting no, Mr
Veston ali.? discui;ed the nr':d
for a Capial Equipment Bor-d
Corr,.AJilori er Petqr, dlc' .-ij,;e
the County's Increases.in insur-
ance and equipment. Ralph
Cellon appeared before the Board
to discuss meeting.with the
'Budget Review Committee, and
discussed consolidating the
County's loans. He also dis-
cussed the options with a bond
versus the options with a bank
loan.
.SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS'
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Fox, and unan-
imous vote, the Board approved
the I.,lU.j'irii Special Projects.
Payments. .
District I' PS.J. Dixie Girl'
Softball $250.00
Wewahitchka" Wild Thangs
Girls' Softball' $250.00
City of Wewahitchka July
4th Celebration $500.00
Wewa Search & Research.
$250.00
District II City of
Wewahitchka July 4th
Celebration $500.00
District III P.S.J. Summer
Weight -lifting Program $300.00
P.S.J. Dixie Youth Girls'
Softball $200.00
District IV P.S.J. Summer
Weight -lifting Program $300.00
District V P.S.J. Dimde Youth
Girls' Softball $200.00'


(End)
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by
,Commissioner Peters, the meet-
Sing did then adjourn at 5:40
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C.. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
#2
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JUNE.24, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in regular session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes. Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor, and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Leanna Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
SBecky. Norris,. Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
SLynn Stephens, Building
Inspector Brad Bailey,
mErnerci'nc;, MI.,r ,n:.-nie t Director
L rr, ell; Em,:rr,-ncr
nlar-, 'im, en t I, I Co,_'rdir.aIor
T.u h -f l N l h-i n Plirnnr,.-r Da\ld

Dir.inci.,r C rraild 'het-rer. Roi.d
Department' Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, T.D.C. Coordinator
Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Deputy
Sheriff Bobby Plair.
Deputy Plair called the
meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Emergency Management
Director Wells opened the meet-
ing with prayer, and Chairman
Barnes led the .Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner McLemore,' and
unanimous vote, the Board
appr-.i tihe Consent Agenda, as

1 I Minutes June 10, 2003
-,~eL.ilr rlMeetng
2. Agreement Department
Sof Agriculture & Consumer
Services/Bureau of Entomology
& Pest Control (Aircraft Spraying)
3. Contract GT Com
Telephone & Data System for the
new E.O.C. ($41,115.00 Bid
#0203 -22)
4. Court Order Payment to
Gulf Bay Reporting (#99 -100 -CF
$98.00 to be paid from
Account #61015 -33012)
5. Engineering Proposal -
Preble -Rish, Inc. Dead Lakes
Boat Ramp Retaining System &
Dock (#3.129 $7,500.00)
Erninrring Proposal Preble -
RiFh. irnc Simmons Bayou
.Drecdin, Project (#3.132 *
$13,500.p0)
S -6.' G.I.S. Fee Schedule
($25.00 per CD for Standard
Information) .' .i .o..
7. ir, ertor,- C,:,un,,iy
Probation Department (.Jurijk
1994 Buick from Sheriffs Office)
8. Invoice -'City of Port St.
Joe Luncheon with' City &
O.T.T.E.D. Representatives
regarding Presnell Project *
$164.90 to be paid from
Account #21111 -52000) -
Panama Court Reporting (#900*
06 -10 -03 $369.78 / #901 06
-18 -03 $88.50 / #902 06 -05
-03 *$195.78 / #903* 06 -17 -03
S$255.72 / #904 06 -09 -03 *
$150.72 / #905 06-09 -03 *
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MINUTES ..GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Court iRcporter line .tems-
Pomeroy Article V Computer
Equipment (#D060502330 *
$1.184.00 to be paid from
Account #11212 -64000) Preble
-Rish, Inc. Five Points Vertical
Expansion (#62641 $2,250.00
-to be paid from Account #42634
-31000) Preble -Rish. Inc. -
Freshwater Canal Sand Storage
(#62667 $5,000.00 to be paid
from Account #21111 -31100) -
Preble -Rish, Inc. White City
Flood Study (#62685 $1,000.00
* to be paid from Account #21111
-31100) 9. Lease Amendment -
Dead Lakes County Park
10. Memorandum of
Understanding (Florida
Cooperative Extension
Service/Institute of Food &
Agricultural Sciences/University
of Florida/Gulf County)
11. Resolution Amending
the 2002 -03 General Fund
Budget (Loan Proceeds for
.Mosquito Control Pickups -
$51,546.00), as follows:
RESOLUTION No. 2003 -19
WHEREAS, the' Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, has received
unanticipated revenue in the
General Fund for fiscal year 2002
-03; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is
needed to help pay certain expen-
ditures incurred in fiscal year
2002 -03;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2002 -03.fiscal year
budget is amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
Original Amended
Budget Increase Budget
REVENUES:
Other Non -Revenues:
00189 -00000 Proceeds of-
Installment Notes $ 0 $51,546
$51.546
EXPENDITURES:
Mosquito Control:
42262 -64000 New equip-
ment $ 0 $51,546 $51,546


THIS RESOLUTION ADOPT
ED by the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners this 24th
day of June, 2003.
(End)
12. S.H.I.P. Purchase
Assistance (Clayton
$11,615.00)
13. Special Projects
Payments, as follows: Dist. 1
Fisher's Building Supply Girls'
Softball "Champs" Signs $ 71.05
Fisher's Building Supply Girls'
Softball "Champs" Signs $ 14.96
Rich's IGA Road Department
Cookout $ 141.17 Dist. 2 Dixie
Dandy Work Crew Snacks $
3173 Dixie Dandy Work Crew
Snacks $ 60.24 Rich's IGA Road
Department Cookout $ 141.16
Dist. 3 Piggly Wiggly Public
Works Cookout'.. $ 54.05
P.S.J.H.S. J. V.' Cheerleaders -
Camp Fund Donation $ 234.00
Dist. 5 Piggly Wiggly Public
Works Cookout $ 54.05 St. Joe
Hardware Salinas Park $ 77.97
St. Joe Hardware Salinas Park
Restrooms $ 152.92
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING SINGLE
-FAMILY MORTGAGE PROGRAM
/ T:E.F.R.A.
Ralph Cellon, of Morgen -
Keegan, appeared before the
Board to discuss the T.E.F.R.A.
public hearing for the single -
family mortgage program, and
recommended that the Board
adopt the proposed resolution.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore,. and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the following
resolution.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003 -20
A RESOLUTION OF THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, APPROVING A JOINT
2002 PROGRAM WITH THE
HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY
OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR
THE ISSUANCE BY SUCH HOUS-
ING FINANCE AUTHORITY OF
SINGLE -FAMILY MORTGAGE
REVENUE BONDS TO FINANCE


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MORTGAGE LOAN PROGRAMS
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AND CERTAIN OTHER FLORIDA
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FORM OF AND AUTHORIZING
THE EXECUTION AND DELIV-
ERY OF AN INTERLOCAL
AGREEMENT; AND PROVIDING
CERTAIN OTHER DETAILS WITH
RESPECT THERETO.
WHEREAS, Part IV, Chapter
159, Florida Statutes, authorizes
'the creation of Housing Finance
Authorities within the State of
Florida with the purpose of issu-
ing revenue bonds and refunding
bonds to assist in alleviating a
shortage of housing available at
prices or rentals which many per-
sons and families can afford; .and
WHEREAS, Sections
159.603 and 159.604, Florida
Statutes, authorize the Board of
County Commissioners of a
county (the "Governing Body"), to
approve the operation of the
Housing Finance Authority of
another county within the territo-
rial boundaries of its county, and
the issuance by a. Housing:
Finance Authority of revenues
bonds to alleviate the shortage of
affordable housing and capital
available for investment therein
within Gulf County, Florida (the
"County"); and
WHEREAS, the Housing
Finance Authority of Bay. County,
Florida (the "Bay Authority") has
by resolution previously autho-
rized the issuance of its Single -
Family Mortgage Revenues
Bonds, Series 2002 (collectively,
the "Bonds"); and .
WHEREAS, the Bay
Authority has bond Issuance
authority under such resolution
which is anticipated to be suffi-
cient to finance qualifying single -
family mortgage loan programs
for Gulf County; and
WHEREAS, the County has
expressed an interest in pursuing
a Joint program for the issuance
of a sufficient principal amount of
the Bonds to finance qualifying
single -family mortgage loan pro-


gr:-,rs f lor B5 ,., C.:.unr', Gulf
County and certain other coun-
ties; and
WHEREAS, combining the
authority to issue single -family
mortgage revenue bonds of the
Bay Authority and the County
will permit mortgage loans to be
made available at rates below the
rates otherwise possible if the
County attempted a separate
issue; and
WHEREAS, such a program
would benefit the County and aid
in alleviating a shortage of afford-
able housing and capital avail-
able for investment therein with-
in the County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, THAT:
Section 1. Authority. This
Resolution is adopted pursuant
to the provisions of the Florida
Housing Finance Authority law,
Park IV, Chapter 159, Florida
Statutes (the "Act"), and Section
163.01(5), Florida Statutes, and
other applicable law.
Section 2. Findings. The
County has found and deter-
mined and hereby declares that:
a. In order to realize the
economies of scale afforded by
aggregating the separate single -
family mortgage revenue bond
programs of the Bay Authority
and the County,. it is in the best
interest of the County to autho-
rize the issuance of the Bonds by
the Bay Authority to finance sin-
gle -family mortgage loan pro-
grams for Gulf County, which
qualifies under the Act.
b. In order to implement.
such a program, it is in the best
Interest of the County to enter
Into an Interlocal Agreement with
the Bay Authority.
Section 3. Authorization of
form of Interlocal Agreement.. The
execution and delivery of the
Interlocal Agreement, authorizing
the issuance of the Bonds by the
Bay, Authority of finance qualify-
ing single -family mortgage loan


programs in the County, a pro-
posed form of which is attached
hereto as Exhibit "A" (the
"Interlocal Agreement") is hereby
authorized. The form of the
Interlocal Agreement attached
hereto as Exhibit "A" is hereby:
approved, subject to such
changes, insertions and omis-
sions and such filling of blanks
therein as may be approved and
made in such form by the officers
of the Bay Authority and the
County executing same, such
execution and delivery to be con-
clusive evidence of such
approval.
Section 4. Authorization to
execute. The Chairman or Vice
Chairman and the Clerk of the
County are hereby authorized
and empowered to execute and
deliver the Interlocal Agreement,
subject to such changes, modifi-
cations, additions, deletions and
substitutions as such officers,
executing additions, deletions
and substitutions as such offi-
cers executing the same shall
approve, such execution to be
conclusive evidence of such
approval and to affix thereto or
impress thereon the seal of the
County.,
'Section 5. Effective Date.
This Resolution shall take effect
Immediately upon adoption.
Approved and Adopted by
the. Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
.Florida this 24th day of June,
2003.
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT / SAND PINES
ESTATES
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider preliminary plat approval
for Charles Costin (Parcel ID
#03814 -010R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of Sand Pines Estates
subdivision. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING VARI-
ANCE / ALLEN


Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider an encroachment variance
for Tom and Leslie Allen (Parcel
ID #03144 -000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public notice and called for pub-
lic comment. There beihg no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to allow a
road setback variance onto
Money Bayou Drive.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and It passed unani-
mously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRE-
LIMINARY PLAT / THE RESER-
VATION
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
.sider preliminary plat approval
for Greg Waddell (Parcel ID
#03187 -001R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public notice
and called for public comment,
There being no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
Smotioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of The Reservation sub-
division. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL
PLAT / EDGEWATER SUBDIVI-
SION
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-
sider final plat approval for Greg
SWaddell (Parcel ID #03976 -000R
& #03973 -000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public notice and called for pub-
lic comment. There being no pub-
lic comment, Commissioner
SMcLemore motioned to approve
the final plat of Edgewater
Subdivision. Commissioner
.Traylor secontled the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
VARIANCE REQUEST -
HIBISCUS BEACH
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to allow a 90 -day plat
approval extension for Dr. Kurt
Hofer (Parcel ID #06268 -001R)
for Hibiscus Beach subdivision.
Commissioner Traylor seconded.
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
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KEEPER'S DRIVE
Pursuant to advertisement
to hold a public hearing to con-'
sider abandonment of a portion
of Lightkeeper's Drive in Beacon
Hill, County Attorney McFarland
read the public hearing notice
and called for public comment.
There being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to adopt the following resolution
abandoning-- a portion of
Lightkeeper's Drive.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003 -21
SWHEREAS, the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida has heretofore
acquired the below -described
alleyway/roadway for use and
improvements as public roads;
and
WHEREAS, the Board 'of
County Commissioners fo Gulf
County, Florida has determined
that the interest of the County
and the public in said
alleyway/roadway should be
abandoned and closed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLED that the
alleyway/roadway of the below
described property is closed and
the interest of the public therein
abandoned:
That portion of
Lightkeeper's Drive beginning at
the Northeast corner (also most
east front corner) of Lot 16,' of
Beacon By The Sea Phase III, a
subdivision as per plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 13
of the Public Records of Gulf
.County, Florida and run thence
North for 35.00 feet to the North
boundary line of said subdivision;
thence South 89 degrees 53 min-
utes 47 seconds West along the
North boundary of said subdivi-
sion for 310.08 feet; thence leav-
ing said North boundary run
South 00 degrees 06 rhinutes 13
seconds East for 35.00 feet to the
Northwesterly corner of Lot 15 of
said Beacon By The Sea; thence
North 89 degrees 53 minutes 47
seconds East along the North
boundary of said Lot 15 and Lot
16 for 310.01 feet to the point of
beginning; containing 0.249 acre,
more or less."


The County Property
Appraiser is hereby directed to
place ipon the tax rolls in Gulf
County, Florida, the
alleyway/roadway as described
above, with the owners as result-
ing by operation of law following
this abandonment.
Notice of adoption of the
Resolution shall be published
once in the newspaper for circu-
lation in Gulf County, Florida,
and the.proof of publication of
the notice of public hearing, this
Resolution as adopted, and the
proof of publication of the notice
of adoption of such resolution
shall be recorded in the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
this County in the Official
Records in this County.
ADOPTED in open session
the 24th day of June, 2003.
APPOINTEE FLORIDA
COUNTIES FOUNDATION
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has been
appointed to serve on the Florida
Counties Foundation Board for a
one -year term.
UNION DRUG TESTING
Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the
Union is filing a grievance (Step
5) regarding drug testing, and a
meeting will need to be scheduled
regarding this issue.
ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT
Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Norris stated
that each Commissioner has
been given a copy of the annual
audit report for fiscal year ending
September 30, 2002.
G.A.S.B. 34 GULF COUN-
TY INFRASTRUCTURE
Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Norris dis-
cussed G.A.S.B. Statement
Number 34 (Governmental
Accounting Standards Board),
stating that changes will made in
the County's financial reporting
of all current assets and infra-
structure .(including roads,
bridges, culverts, etc.); and the
County, must be fully compliant
by 2007. She also reported that
due to the extensive changes nec-
essary, there will be an increase
(10%0 -15%) in'the annual audit
fees.
TO BE CONTINUED


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