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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: August 21, 2003
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Marina Cove
Approved .'. .... Pg. 4A
Schools Fall Short
on Federal Guidelines. Pg. 6A
Humane Society Closed
to Breaking Ground .. Pg. 7A
Kingfish Tourney
This Weekend ...... Pg. 9A
Catfish Classic Has
Record Entries ... Pg. 1B
Church News . . Pg. 6B
Classified, Legals... Pgs. 8-10B
Law Enforcement News Pg. 8A
Obituaries ....... .... Pg. 6B
School News .. ...... .Pg. 7B
Society. .. ., . Pg. 2-3B
Sports .. . .Pgs. 10-1 1A


Sims Nursing


* Facility to be

Dedicated



Thursday
Sby Tim Croft
A long list of state and local
dignitaries, not to mention the face
and legacy of a hero, will be present
this Thursday as a new veterans'
nursing home in- Bay County is
dedicated.
The ceremony, breaking the
ribbon on the Clifford Chester Sims
Veterans Nursing Home, will begin
at 10 a.m. CT on Aug. 21.
The 120-bed, $11 million nurs-
ing home is located on Tram Road,
off Tyndall Parkway (U.S. 98), in
Springfield.
The facility is named in honor
of Sims, a Port St. Joe native who
grew up impoverished and
orphaned but who stood high when
it most mattered, as he saved the
lives of the men in his squad when
he fell on a live grenade during
fighting in the jungles, of Hue
province in Vietnam. :
Sims,. who was killed in
F...' .Vebnuary, of. 1968, was posthu-.
mously awarded the Conigressional
Medal of Honor, one of just three
Northwest Florida natives to receive
the nation's highest military honor.
( In part, his 'Medal of Honor
citation reads: "For conspicuous
gallantry and intrepidity in action
See Nursing Home on Page 6)


Scallop


Festival Plans


In Full Swing

by Tim Croft
Labor Day weekend + the final
days of scallop season = Scallop
Festival time.
The seventh annual Scallop
Festival, a celebration of seafood
F' and living and working in Port St.
Joe, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday,
Aug. 30. .
The festivities will run 9 a.m.
until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6
p.m. on Sunday.
"It. is to raise money'for the
(Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce) so they can promote
local merchants," said festival co-
chair Jerry Stokoe. "And it brings
more attention to the downtown
businesses."
The two-day blast will feature
food, music, games, rides and con-
tests, festivities for all ages as well
as locals and visitors alike.
Of course, there will also be
scallops. Plenty of the succulent lit-
tie marine animals that have lured
folks into the waters of St. Joseph
Bay since the season opened in
July.
And festival organizers ensure
that it will be much easier this year
to get to the scallop table, which
last year oft times meant a lengthy
wait.
"Benny Roberts has it all set
up," Stokoe said. "His crew will
have it all under control. They've
perfected the preparation of the
scallops."
All food booths, and there will
be a dozen; featuring everything
from funnel cakes to fried eggplant
to BBQ, will be located near the
corner of Reid Avenue and Hwy. 71.
There will be live entertainment
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on
Saturday, with the stage and
(See Scallop Festival on Page 6A)


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Hospital Issues Aired



Gulf Pines Employees and Administrators Seeking Assistance Time of Crisis


Employees and administrators
of Gulf Pines Hospital filled the
Gulf County Commission meeting
room to overflow Monday evening
as commissioners found them-
selves lodged between the econom-
ic problems at the medical facility
and employees who are experienc-
ing lengthy delays in receiving pay-
checks.
News reports over the past few
years have highlighted the prob-
lems that many small rural facili-
ties are facing and Gulf Pines
Hospital has been no exception. In
fact, .the hospital 'is currently
under chapter 11, reorganizational
bankruptcy.
During the special board meet-
ing several former and current
employees of the hospital spoke
about the difficulties they were
experiencing because of not receiv-
ing paychecks. Employees said
they were currently about one


There was standing room only in the Gulf County Commission meeting room Monday afternoon.


On the flip side, Troy Huckeba
(a former employee of Marquis'
Home Health in Port St. Joe) stat-
ed, "I had to leave in order to sup-
port my family." Huckeba told com-
missibners he was owed over


Hubert Steeley
month behind in receiving their
checks. :
Those who spoke voiced a com-
passion for their work and a heart-
felt concern for patients. ;
"We save lives in Gulf County,"
said Cristy Dowling as she empha-
sized the good service the hospital
and staff do for the community.
Dowling has worked lor the hospi-
tal for seven years and takes excep-
tion to the term "bandaid station"
that many people use when talking
About the hospital within the com-
munity. .. ,


$3,000 in back pay, forcing him to between one of her fellow employ-
seek other employment, ees and her daughter. The daugh-
ter was told cheerleader camp
Kimberly Douglas, Gulf View might not be possible this year.
Medical employee, described a tele- Douglas explained that the root of
phone conversation she overheard the family's financial problem


revolved around the pay issue. She
also responded to a statement
alleged to have' been said by
administration, "If you can't cut it,
(See Gulf Pines on Page 5A)


Gulf School Board All But


Rules Out New Bond issue


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Susan Blevins


Bud Bozeman of Wewahitchka displays the.31.23-pound flathead
that made him the big winner during last weekend's Florida Catfish
Classic. The tournament, in its fifth year, drew a record field and had sev-
eral anglers take home at least $1,000 in prize money. (See story on
Page 1B).


by'Tim Croft
Laid out in blackiand white it
didn't appear nearly so green.
During a workshop following
its regular monthly meeting on
Tuesday, the Gulf County School
Board appeared to all but rule out.
issuing new bonds supported by
revenue from the county half-cent
sales tax.
As they grapple with pressing
bricks-and-mortar'needs and the
prospect of raising property taxes
to address them, board members
appeared to dismiss as untenable a
proposal to' use the half-cent sales
tax to raise an additional $1 million
this year for capital outlay. ,
The School Board. in its budg-
et to be considered for final
approval early next month, has
proposed raising its capital outlay
village from one to 1.25-mills to
meet, at least in part, a laundry list
of building and infrastructure
needs that has been estimated at
nearly $2 million.
A mill is equal to $1 for every
$1,000 in taxable appraised value
in the county. In Gulf County, one
'mill equals roughly $1.32 million
this year.
Last month, local attorney
Billy Joe Rish and Ralph Cellon,
vice president for public finance at
Morgan Keegan, brought a propos-
al to the board through which the
board could issue new bonds using
the revenue from the half-cent
sales tax.
The half-cent sales tax, which
raised in the neighborhood of $2
million, was passed by voters in
1996.
It is due to expire in 2017,
though revenue has so far out-dis-
tanced annual bond payments by
some $200,000 a year the past
couple of years that the district is
on pace to pay off the bonds in
2010-2011.
And the proposal to issue new
bonds, particularly with the reno-
vation of Port St. Joe Elementary
complete, it was argued, was a way
to shift the burden of meeting the
district's capital needs from prop-
erty owners to all taxpayers, partic-
ularly the thousands of tourists
who flock to the area each year.
It was an argument that res-
onated a bit with School Board
members and, given comments by
Linda Wood during Tuesday's
workshop, carries some appeal for
property owners she had spoken
with about the issue.
When the numbers and
options were laid out for board
members on Tuesday, though, the



operative term was balk.
That, for board members, was
a matter of simple arithmetic.
Due to the fees and interest
tied to a new bond issue, the dis-
trict would, in essence, pay some
$465,000 through 2017 to get the
$1 million now.
"The bond issue doesn't look
economically feasible," 'said
Superintendent Jerry Kelley.
Therefore, Kelley and board
,members seemed to agree, there
were two options and those options
needed to be considered ii light of


the original intent of the half-cent
sales tax and with input from the
public, particularly those who
spearheaded the drive for passage
of the half-cent sales tax.
Option orie would be to contin-
ue apace to pay off the bond issue
early and halt the collection of the
sales tax.
Thedistrict has received legal'
opinion, approved the Florida
Department of Revenue, that 'it
can, upon meeting certain criteria,
(See Bond Issue on Page 8)


Wewa Middle School Is


An "WA School After All
Sby Tim Croft ,
Add one more school to the district's honor roll. .
Wewahitchka Middle School last week was finally awarded the "A" it
appeared to deserve all along, as Education Commissioner Jim Horne
announced,the results of 2003 school, grade appeals.
Wewahitchka Middle School was one of 112 schools; in 31 districts,
which appealed their school grades after they were released in June.
The result of the appeal means that the Gulf district produced three
"A", one "B" and two "C" schools this year.
In June, the middle school was not given a grade, the state indicating
it as a new school and not yet eligible for a grade under the A+ education
plan and its grading formula, which is largely based on the results of the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
At the time, district officials considered the lack of a grade and the
state determination that the middle school was a new school as "a fluke."
District officials, in their appeal, noted that the middle school had
received a grade in 2001 and last year was given a grade, a "B," in com-
bination with the high school.
Sara Joe Wooten, district supervisor for instruction, also noted that
the middle school was "a spawn" from the' high school, that there was no
change in school population, zone, etc.
To add insult to the injury of not receiving a grade, it appeared that
under the state's grading formula; Wewahitchla Middle School had
earned sufficient points to be considered an "A" school.
That turned out to be correct, -as the school was one of just 31 schools
which had their grade changed on appeal.
The middle school was one of six schools the state acknowledged it
-had misidentified as being new schools, according to the Florida
Department of Education.
And it was one of 13 schools in the state that, after appeals were sub-
mitted, were awarded an "A" grade, bolstering the record ranks of "A"
schools.'
A total of 1,242 schools received an "A" grade this past year, out of the
2,599 Florida schools which received grades for 2002-2003.
"Through the appeals process, we learned that even more of our
schools are moving in the right direction," Horne said. "The appeals
process ensures the integrity of our school grading system by providing
schools with the opportunity to submit additional information before final
grades are assigned."
And Wewahitchka Middle, therefore, joined Port St. Joe Elementary
and Middle schools as "A" schools in the district.
Wewahitchka Elementary was a "B" school while both county high
schools earned "C"s.
Which means the county's claim to a "B" average for the 2002-2003
school year was further burnished by the appeal of Wewahitchka Middle
School's grade.


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


News Fragments




Aren't Enough

The. following is a guest editorial by the author of "Making the.
News" "
e- s By Jason Salzman
SHere's thie latest threat to.news in America: the cell phone.
Instead of listening to the news on the car radio, more people are
talking on cell phones, eliminating yet another source of news from
their depleted news diet.
For many bored commuters trapped in their cars. radio news was
the best option.
No\\w comes the cell phone. Why listen to the news when you can
talk to your girlfriend or tidy up a loose end at the office'?
For most people, there's no reason to dedicate any time to the
news. Even the people who never focus on news absorb enough of
news-like information to talk to their friends about it.
And we do talk. Americans blab constantly about current events
and news, even though we're consuming less news and the news we
do consume is more entertaining than informative.
Visit any NlcDonald's and listen to the customers. We don't talk
about ourselves all the time. We care about the bigger world.
But more and more. we're getting news on the run. We get it from
the magazine in the dentist's office. We get news from a random e-
mail. We get it for five minutes during breakfast and as we fall asleep.
We get it from the guy who happens to be standing next to the water
dispenser at work.
We might get less news from the radio in the car. because we're
talking on cell phones, but we get enough news fragments elsewhere
that we feel satisfied.
And as the sources for these news fragments increase with the
explosion of "information" technology. we'll continue to feel as if \\we
are informed. And we'll have plenty to discuss with our friends.
So what's the problem?
Random news fragments, even m combination with random news
snippets, do not provide much information. The criteria for becoming
a viable news fragment are quite different from the criteria you'd set
for the news citizens need to make decisions in a democracy.
News fragments have to be inimediate and engaging. They can't be
very complex, because there's no time for that. A news fragment must
be instantly understandable to the guy by the water dispenser.
So. this means that today's "news" is the most likely to spread as
news fraginents.
Celebrity news. like the Kobe Bryant case. is golden. So are the
heart-\\Trenching disasters like the failed separation of the women
whose heads were stuck together.
The more visual, the better. Funny is great. Titillating is always a
plus.
There's plenty to talk about. but not much of it matters.
Meanwhile, all the information that cannot be uttered in a news
fragment gets ignored: global warming. world poverty. the health
insurance crisis. the homeless, and so much more.
As Ned Postman put it a decade ago. we are entertaining ourselves
to death.
The proliferation of news fragments is only the latest development
in a trend that's been growing for years.
What to do about this'? We don't want to force people to choose
National Public Radio over their cell phones in the car. We can't tell
people to slow down. smell the roses, and read more substantive
- "- fi- news.
There's no simple solution. but there are signs that we are begin-
ning to understand the danger. Witness the recent vote by the House
of Representatives to limit giant news conglomerates from merging
with each other and further degrading news content. This bipartisan
vote reflected an emerging awareness about the danger our nation
faces from within if our fellow citizens remain addicted to news frag-
ments-and tuninformed about news that matters.


HCu kr DowM4 W ith /e4 by Kesley Colbert


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They tricked us into "wanting"
to go back to school every year.
'"They" were our parents, the
school administrators, the lunch-
iroom "ladies, all. the 'teachers
except Mr. Paschall, those mean
football coaches and Mr. Brooks.
I'll tell you exactly how they
did it. And it took some doing-
nobody in his right mind is going


to give up those wonderful days of
summer and the freedom that goes
,.-ith it for a hot. cramped old
classroom full of chalk dust.
squeaky new\ shoes and dangling
participles!
By the middle of August each
year the aforementioned conspira-
tors got tired of us enjoying all the
freedom that summer allows! Or
they decided that we were running
just 'a tad to the wild side. And
there was some truth to that! Hon-
esty compels me to report that we
could get pretty rowdy at times...'.
I've seen Leon sit for hours lip
on the overpass out byr, Herschel


Smith's concrete place dropping
bits of dirt and grass on the cars
passing underneath. We'd swim til
almost nine o'clock at night down
at Arcie Mloore's pond playing
'Creature From The Black
Lagoon." \Wed saddle Mr. Mla
Manley's milk cows and race to
town. We'd "set off' a cherry bomb
in the corn crib and shoot the star-,
tled rats as they staggered out. We
borrowed those old used tires
S:stacked behind Tommy Hill's DX
Boron' Station and rolled them
down Forest Avenue hill to see how
far into. town they would go. We
"swapped licks", pitched pennies,


threw RC bottles caps at the Ime
and played mumble peg until
somebody got stuck....
We were regular juvenile delin-
quents!
No wonder they d\vised a plan
to herd us back into school!
Here's the way they did it. And
I've got to begrudgingly give them a
little credit.
School "took back in" around
the second week of August. We
complained and griped and fussed
and "carried on" something awful!
We didn't like the food, Miss Polly
didn't know' Shakespeare from
Adolf Hitler, half of our .'classes.
were on the third floor, we had PE
right after lunch, the science lab'
smelled like formaldehyde and sul-
phur dioxide. I had Mary E..
Pendleton in three of my classes,
and the teachers were bound and
determined to "out homework"
each other.... We would have com-
plained about the school not being
air conditioned, but that was such
a far fetched proposition that it
never crossed our minds.
\Ve did this for the last two
weeks of August.
But come September 1. they
let school out for two weeks! I'm
not kidding you. They closed the
whole school business down!
Every body stayed home.
We lived in some mighty seri-
ous cotton country. And by Sep-
tember cotton was ready for pick-
ing. And because most everyone
farmed in that area-or, at least,
enough made their living off of it
that the children were needed at
home when cotton was "in"- the
school would have been half
empty. "They" wisely turned us
out!
We didn't have much cotton.
But come Monday morning about
sun-up Daddy had us "leased out"
to Mr. Brooks. He owned the farm
just down the road from us. And
he had cotton in every direction for
as far as you could see.
They had different size cotton
sacks for different .size men. The
grown-ups would drag those great
long sacks behind'them down the
middle of a row picking on both,
sides. I'd get a smaller one, you'd
have to empty it more, but it was-
n't -near as heavy or hard to
maneuver as those.two hundred
pound sacks. .
I'd select a row and take off.
Folks, it was so early in the morn-
ing, the cotton boils were still wet!
They might weigh a little more, but'
man, it was messy! And it was
-harder to get the damp cotton out
of the boll. My back would start
hurting so I'd drop to my knees
until they got so sore I had to
stand back up. But that wasn't the
worst thing! Those fresh opened
bolls had little stickers on the end.
See Kesley, on Page 3


Those Little Diminutive Balls Of Fur Grow


HERE,IT IS, MONDAY, again
and time to write this column
again.' :'- had a subject to "write
about, but I had several columns
sent me by my regular "correspon-
dent,"' Bob Steinmetz, waiting for
me on my desk when I got to work.
[It's strange. I never..had a
"desk" of my own; during the 50
years,I 'was editor of this superb
newspaper: until I retired!] -
Bob had been on vacation'and
took a trip backto- Kansas for a
celebration of some sort.
I was half-way-',thiiiking, of
writing about the practice of dialy-
sis, of which I am an "expert", after
a full week of three treatments:.
I'll give it to you *in a nutshell,
anyhow.
We're going:to have a dialysis
center in Port St, Joe, in about a
year, operated by the same folks.
who operate the independent one
in Bay County.
You say, where are the
patients coming from?


The center in Bay County has'
240 people who receive treatment
there, three times a week. That's a,
pretty good load.
My first evening, there-last .
Tuesday from 5:00 to 9:00-there
were four people from the Port St. .
Joe area, waiting. -' :. .'
This center serves .only Bay,
Gulf, and parts of-Holmes and ,
'Washington Counties. ':

NOW, TO BOB'S vacation.
I found out that we 1fave more
in common than ownership BY toy
poodles!
Hle also has relatives in
Haneyville, Georgia, which is just


down Highway 241 from Warner
Robins and Elberta, where
Frenchle's brother lived for many
years and operated a large busi-
ness. :
SBob says helis trYin' toi get rid
of'his toy -oodle because of the
expense and problems' caused by
'Sammnie.. ... -.
I*":i:. 'm oinm' to chide you a bit
about considering suilh a tremen-
dous event in your life. In the first
place, you have had "Sammie" for
only as long as I have had "Little
Bit"-hardly long enough to con-
sider "Sammie" .indispensable in
your life.
I wouldn't even consider shov-


ing "Little Bit" out of mine.
Who would jump up in my bed
each and every morning, climb up'
on my stomach, lick me in the
face, all over, telling me it"s time to
get up!
'Who would beat me to the
table, when Frenchie calls me to
tell me breakfast, dinner or sup-
per, is ready to eat?
Who. would join me on the
couch each evening to get her ears
scratched?
.Who would chew on ,anything
she. can get her, niouth, on and
keep away from "Frenchie when
she tries to take it away from her?.
Who would bark. at everyone
who 'comes in the yard, warning
us we're about-to have visitors?
Who would be jealous enough
of '.'Smudgie" to jump .in our lap;
every time "Smudgie" did, just
because she is.jealous? "

"LITTLE BIT" HAS made jobs
fdr, herself. She has responsibili-


On You After

tiesin our household which would take uj
go unaccomplished if she didn't EvE
take care of them. the pla
I can't understand how you Ca
could do away with "Sammie" if Eyes"
you have had him for more'than a licking
week. Those little diminutive balls just to
of fur grow on you after just a Or,
short while. little in
Who'll chew on your shoes chew y
and strings, and hide your socks strings
and follow your every step and Wo
greet you at the door after a trip to Eyes" f
the mailbox? after a
You're going to have a multi- An(
tude of tasks left undone if you get going t
rid of "Sammie"I every s
Who will leave you little bun- door, c
dles of "gifts" on the tile floors to gone?
be cleaned up?
"Little Bit" has come to stay at NO
our house, and she knows it! do awa
Lik
IF YOU GET RID of "Sammie", family
it will mean just that more cor- time fo
panionship you will miss; or able to
maybe your wife, "Blue Eyes" will on you


Awhile

p the slack in.your life.
en a loving wife can't take
ce of a good loyal puppy!
n't you just imagine "Blue
climbing up on your belly,
yoir face, in the morning,
wake you up?
wouldn't "Blue Eyes" get a
digestion when she tried to
'our old sneakers or shoe-

uldn't you get tired of "Blue
following in your every step,
while?
d, last but not least: who's
o give you a king's welcome
single time you walk in the
or miss you when you are


, I DON'T THINK you will
y with."Sammie".
:e it or not, he is part of the
by now and-when it comes
ir him to go, you won't be
part with him. He's grown
,buddy!


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Boyd's Office Open 3rd Thursdays


A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff
will be visiting Port St. Joe on the
3rd Thursday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have. the opportunity to discuss in
person issues of concern to them.

Kesley
I:d reach for the cotton and run one
of those needle point shards up
under my finger nail. Before the
sweat even reached my eyes I'd be
bleeding from every finger that I
owned!
About an hour and a half of
picking and the old English class
wasn't looking all that bad!
By mid afternoon my back,
knees and fingers were hurting so
bad that I didn't think I could go on!
And the cotton had dried out so it
didn't weigh nothing. I'd fill a sack
and drag it up behind the wagon to
be weighed. I'd figure I must have
six hundred pounds in that thing!
Mr. Brooks would hang it on. the
scales, turn and announce to the
whole world,-"Kesley has eighteen
pounds." He'd write it down, empty

MARY KAY"
COSMETICS


Congressman Boyd's staff has
been trained td assist constituents
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various federal agencies. It is
important to the Congressman that
his staff makes themselves avail-
able to those who are not able to

from Page 2
my bag into the wagon, throw me
the empty sack and shake his head
like I wasn't'exactly the best cotton
picker that had ever graced his
fields.
I'll go to my grave telling folks.
his scales weighed light!
SAnd the worst part was, this
was way back in the days before
children started telling parents
what they were going to do. I had to
come back tomorrow And the next
day! And EVERY day for two weeks!
About the third day I got to
wishing I was conjugating verbs
instead of spreading my blood all
over this field. By the end of the
week I was thinking football prac-
tice was a snap compared to this!
You know, the school cafeteria was
better than my soggy tomato sand-

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Congressman Boyd's staff will
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Courthouse Administrative Annex
in Port St. Joe on Thursday, August
21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

which under this blistering sun! And
I'll tell you something else,
formaldehyde and sulfur dioxide
smell a lot better than a mixture of
your own blood, sweat and tears!
You see how smart the grown-
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the second week I would have vol-
,unteered to carry Mary E.'s books
to class. I would have done any-
thing to get out of that cotton field!
When the bell rang the follow-
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my hand and a smile on my face.
And I wasn't alone!l
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PSJ Approves Marina Cove
Ralph Rish approached the I
Port St. Joe City Commissioners
during their Tuesday meeting, fol- 'i r-;. -


lowing up on nis request ior plat
approval for The Village at Marina
Cove commercial development.
Rish had approached the com-
mission a few weeks earlier seeking
to work out an agreement with the
board on using a small parcel of
'city property to construct a portion
of the public roadway. He had also
proposed a parking formula for the
development that equates to 7.62
parking spaces per lot being mar-
keted.
Architectural styles and a basic
overview of the project were also
presented to the board members.
Rish said the basic style being pro-
posed is a cross between a New
Orleans style and old Florida
"cracker" style homes. All construc-
tion within the development will
have to be approved by the devel-
opment construction committee
and the Downtown Development
Redevelopment Board.
Commissioners unanimously
approved the plan.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Passed a resolution supporting
the naming of the S.S. Vamar as. a


State


Ralph Rish shows plans to Port St. Joe Cit Comn
Underwater Archaeological Preserve.


A survey rendering of the proposed Marina Cove development, which was approved on Tuesday. night by the
Port St. Joe City Commission.


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*Heard a proposal to design
and place banners on the light
poles along Reid Avenue. The board
discussed the proposal to place the
eleven inch by four foot banners on
light poles but stopped short of
committing the $18,000 to $19;000
needed to erect the banners.
Commissioners suggested that the
downtown merchants would need
to buy into the project.
*While the commissioners were
talking about the downtown area,
Commissioner Benny Roberts sug-
gested the board also look at
changing the direction of the one
way streets off Highway 98 so that
a person could turn off Highway 98
and drive straight to Reid Avenue
,on any of the side streets.
*Two. bids were received to pur-
chase surplus equipment from the
Wastewater Treatment Plan.
Supervisor Larry McArdle request-
ed, the board rebid the items since
the iteis were worth more than the
bid amounts received.
*Following the recommenda-
tion of Commissioner David Horton
the board agreed to read\ ertise for
bids to reroof the old Washineton
High School, Gym.


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quit" saying, "If the hospital can't
cut it, close the door."
On and on the discussions
went as employees searched for
answers, reasons and a solution
that would bring paychecks to their
pockets.
Hospital administrators were
given griefby some and praised by
others. Even the commission board
was divided over what should be
the long term course of action. By a.
3-2 vote the board decided to draft
a letter of support to the Internal
Revenue Service requesting that
they work favorably with the hospi-
tal as they work through bankrupt-
cy. Commissioners Carl Fox,
Nathan Peters Jr. and Board'
Chairman Jerry Barnes supported
the letter, 'Commissioners Billy
Traylor and Carmen McLemore
voted against it.
This vote came in response to
an outline of needs presented by
hospital Administrator Hubert
Steeley and Assistant
Administrator Susan Blevins that
would help the hospital reverse the
current economic trends. The
requests included asking the coun-
ty to help the hospital offset the
cost of indigent care of county resi-
dents by giving relief to the hospital
on back property taxes owed. (Back
property taxes total over $400,000
and indigent care cost the.hospital
$1.43.&rmillionn ,n2003),vThey also
requested the cdunty-select ambu-.
lance medical directors who are
willing to work with the hospital in
providing emergency care to the
residents of Gulf County and seek
* rural hospital grants on behalf of
the hospital.
.,: Steeley told those present that
he understood employees were
angry and agreed they should be.
He went on to describe the series of .
events that led up to the current
economic crisis.
At the top of that list was the'
bad pubhlity expenenced by both
the hospital and Doctor Ivers after
he was arrested last year. While he
made. it plain he did not under-
stand why Dr. Ivers was arrested,
Steeley said the subsequent bad
publicity cost the hospital some-
where upwards of $1 million during
that time span. He also told, the
Board that the company.used by
the hospital to finance receivables
went bankrupt, draining $500,000
in cash from the hospital.
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time jobs have been eliminated by
Gulf Pines because of the economic
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another 22 part time jobs and
remains one of the county's top
employers.
,Gulf Pines bankruptcy attor-
ney, Ed Rude, brought a whole new
scenario to the table when he told
commissioners that the hospital
was currently in negotiations with
a prospective purchaser. While he
could not give any indication of
where the. talks are at this time, he
did say the parties are talking.
Rude also .said that employee
checks which have not been paid to
date for the pay period ending July
2nd, and many, if not all, of the
checks for the pay period ending
July 16 should be paid this week.
The board has had correspon-
dence with Bay Medical and Sacred
Heart Hospitals concerning the
possibility of displaced workers
going to work at health care facili-
ties in communities where the facil-
ities are located. Both hospitals
responded favorably to helping
where employment opportunities
exist.
PSJ City Commission
Takes Action
The plot thickened even more
during Tuesday evening's regularly'
scheduled Port St.. Joe City
Commission meeting as the hospi-
tal subject surfaced again.
County Commissioner Carmen
McLemore was present at the meet-
ing. He told -city commissioners,
that there was a major financial
problem at Gulf Pines Hospital and
that one of the ladies that had spo-
ken during the county's special
meeting the evening, before had
been fired today.
The worker in question, Kim
Douglas, told, commissioners that
she was fired at the end of the work
day by hospital administrator
Susan Blevins for "insubordina-
tion".
During a phone interview with
administrator Steeley' Wednesday
morning he said the,'termination
had nothing to do with the employ-
ee's actions during Monday's coun-
ty commission meeting, but result-
ed from action of insubordination


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hat occurred throughout the fol-
owing work day-Tuesday.
Port St. Joe holds the mortgage
r Gulf Pines Hospital property on
Oth Street. During discussions the
6ard asked city attorney Russ
cholz their options were to deal
ith the problem. Scholz explained
hat the hospital had been in con-
ict with.his office and said they
expect to have a plan for chapter 11
organizational bankruptcy
worked out within two weeks. ,
City commissioners then fol-
owed with a motion-by commis-
.oner John Reeves, which was sec-
nded by commissioner Benny
oberts, to petition the courts for a
harige of bankruptcy status to
chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy
the hospital doesn't have a reor-
anizational plan worked out with-
I three weeks. The board unani-
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Schools Fall Short of Federal Standards


by Tim Croft
Reflecting statewide numbers,
Gulf County Schools fell short last
year of standards established
under the new federal require-
ments under the No Child Left
Behind law.
But Gulf County was hardly
alone. Nearly nine out of 10 Florida
schools, 87 percent, failed to meet
the federal standards, according to
statistics released last week by the
Florida ;Departmen1 of
Transportation.


Nursing Homr


at the risk of his life above and
beyond the call of duty ... Sims
moved his squad to a position
where he could provide covering
fire.
"After moving no more than 30
meters, Sims noticed a brick struc-
ture in which ammunition was
stocked was on fire. Realizing the
danger, he quickly moved his
squad from this position, thereby
undoubtedly preventing serious
casualties from occurring.
"While continuing through the
dense woods amidst heavy enemy
fire, he and his squad were
approaching a bunker-when they
heard the unmistakable noise of a
booby trap" (actually ,a hand

Scallop Fest
The bleachers set up at the
intersection of Reid Avenue and
Third Street.
The entertainers who will take
the stage include The Buddy
Hamm Band, bluegrass band
Crosscut, Mary Lou Cumbie and
Gloria Langston of Port St. Joe, the
Bremer Sisters from Wewahitchka,
the First Baptist Church Youth
Praise choir and Panama City tele-
vision personality Neysa Troutt.
Weather man Jerry Tabbatt,
from Channel 13 in Panama City,
will serve as emcee. -
A sound system will be in place
so that the music, and any impor-
tant announcements, can be heard
up and down Reid Avenue.
Among the .opening events will
be the naming and presentation of
the winners in a children's poster
contest which had a theme of "Fun
in the Sun."
The contest was open to chil-
dren ages 1-14 and winners will be
declared, in four age categories.
d"It's one of the ihlights ofthe
opening," Stokoe said.
The vacant grassy plot across
Hwy, 71 from Reid Avenue will be
devoted to children, with pony
rides, a giant slide and a wall
climbing apparatus. There will also
be face-painting
There will be 15 arts and crafts
booths, offering everything from
fly-fishing gear to leather crafts,
along Reid Avenue and downtown
businesses are being encouraged
to set up their wares outside.
A dozen or so non-profits and
civic organizations, for instance the
local Turtle Watch, St. Joseph Bay
Aquatic Preserve and St. Joseph
'State Park, will also set up educa-
tional and'informational booths.
Port St. Joe police officers will
be downtown for assistance and
the Family Life Church will be a
relief center, where folks can get
out of the heat and get some water.
"It's a total team effort," Stokoe


Failing to meet those stan-
dards, or failing to reach the feder-
al "adequate yearly progress" stan-
dard carries no immediate impact
for schools.
However, Title I schools, or
those receiving federal funding,
which do make AYP two years in a
row are designated "in need of
improvement", their students eligi-
ble to transfer to a higher perform-
ing school.
Title I schools-which do make
AYP two consecutive years are also


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grenade) "being triggered immedi-
ately to their front.
"Sims warned his comrades of
the danger and unhesitatingly
hurled himself on the device as it
exploded, taking the full impact of
the blast. In so protecting his fellow
soldiers, he willingly sacrificed his
life."
Sims died 16 hours later of his
wounds. He was just 25 years of
age.
Sims was also awarded the
Bronze Star, Purple Heart and sev-
eral other medals and commenda-
tions.
A portrait of Sims, painted by
artist Martha Shellnut, will be
unveiled during the dedication cer-

-from pg. 1
said. "All the city employees have
really joined our team."
Festival T-shirts are on sale
now, and will continue to be
throughout the festival, for $10 at
the Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce, the Property
Appraiser's Office, Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty, Portside
Trading, The Entrance, The Port
Inn and The Port Fine Wine &.
Spirits.
Folks can also reserve a five-
pound bag of frozen scallops for
$30 by calling the Chamber of
Commerce at 227-1223. The scal-
lops willbe available the day of the
festival.
SReid Avenue will be blocked off
to traffic at 1 a.m. on Saturday and
will reopen to traffic at 8 p.m. on
Sunday, Aug. 31.
The welcome center for out-of-
town vendors will open at 6 a.m. on
S3aturdday for registration.
Ak


required to provide additional serv-
ices to students and implement
defined strategies for improving
school performance, according to
the FDOE..
Out of the approximately 3,060
schools in Florida, over 400 made
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).as
measured by the federal law.
This despite the fact that,
according to the Florida
Department of Education, Florida
students are improving at three to
four times the national average on

from pg. 1

emony and will permanently adorn
the nursing facility.
The keynote speaker during
the ceremony will be Gov. Jeb
Bush.
He will be joined on the podium
by, among others, state Sen.
Charlie Clary, R-Destin. and Rep.
Allan Bense, R-Panama City, as
well as Rocky McPherson, execu-
tive director of the Florida
Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Sims' widow, Mary Sims
Parker, is also scheduled to speak,
and several members of Sims'
squad in Vietnam, part of Company
D, 2nd Battalion of the 101st
Airborne Division, who owe their
lives to Sims' quick actions under
fire, are also expected to attend.
The Tyndall AFB Honor Guard
will present the colors and local
voice Mary Lou Cumbie will sing
the National Anthem..
The nursing home is the state's
fourth, said Matt Ubben of Florida
Department of Veterans' Affairs.
It was funded through a state
(35 percent)' and federal (65 per-
cent) partnership, Ubben added.
Ubben said the building has
been turned over to the
Department of Veterans' Affairs by
the contractor.
An administrator, director of
nursing and some initial staff have
already been hired and are ready to
go..
The facility is expected.to open
sometime.in mid-September.
The facility will employ about
150, with an annual. payroll of
about $6 million.
Tents will be erected in the
parking lot of the facility for the
dedication ceremony and. the pub-
lic is encouraged to attend.


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national tests and that a record
Number of schools earned an "A"
grade last year under the state's
formula for grading schools.
"Even a high-performing
school has room for improvement,"
said Education Commissioner Jim
lorne. "The high standards Florida
has set ... and our ability to track
individual student, progress have
improved student achievement.
"No Child Left Behind's AYP
measure simply sharpens our
.focus on improving education for
specific groups of students."
That highlights the primary dif-
ference between, Gov. Jeb Bush's
A+ education plan and the federal
accountability system, which have
characterized by state and federal
education officials as complimenta-
ry.
While both systems are based
on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT), federal'
rules mandate that states focus on
specific groups of students, such
as ethnic minorities, children with
disabilities, those with limited
English proficiency and economi-
cally. disadvantaged children.
If a sufficient number of stu-
dents in any one of those groups
fall short of state academic targets,
the entire school is deemed to have
failed to make "adequate yearly
progress."
For instance, at least 31 per-
cent of students within a certain
subgroup must be reading at or
above grade level, while 38 percent
must score at or above grade level
in math.
Among the six Gulf County
Schools, just one, Port St. Joe
Elementary, earned the designa-
tion of making "adequate yearly
progress."
For more information go to
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Left Behind then Adequate Yearly
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Humane Society Closer to Breaking Ground on New Center


by Tim Croft
The flags have plotted the
ground.
And the spot where a commu-
nity that extends far beyond the
county line has shown rare colors.
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society was recently named one of
just 13 animal' welfare organiza-
tions in the country to receive a
grant from the Meacham
Foundation Memorial.
The $3,000 grant was adminis-
tered by the American Humane
Society and is earmarked to bolster
the funds, now approaching
$205,000, to be used to build a
new Animal Adoption Center on
10th Street on land leased from the
county adjacent to the Mosquito
Control building.
(As an aside, the American
Humane Society also recently
picked up the veterinary bill for the
dog discovered in Wewahitchka
with its throat cut. The dog is doing
well in a new home).
The Meacham Foundation
Memorial, established in 1969 to
provide financial assistance to ani-
mal welfare agencies for shelter
expansion or improvements, is the
second national organization to
provide grant funding to the SJBHS
in the past year.
* Late last year, the Missouri-
based Two Mauds. Inc., awarded
the Humane Society a grant of
$5,000.
Which, it could be argued, is
simply a reflection of the work done
by the non-profit organization
which relies so heavily on the con-
tributions, in time, money and sup-
port, from the local community.
"We live in a community where
people want to help," said Diana
Sealey,. a member of the SJBHS.
"There's a lot of wonderful people
out there, you just don't know
about them. They like to fly under
the radar."


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Sealey turned to local Dr. Tim
Nelson.
"I felt sorry for (Rambo)," Sealey
said. "I just wanted to help him get
well.
"We've been riding all over the
place getting this dog taken care of.
He's the $6 million dog."
More accurately, the $1,800
dog, roughly the amount of money


Rambo, affectionately known as the 56 million dog, shakes hands with
Diana Sealey, who has helped nurse a scared and medically-challenged
pooch back to good health.


As Sealey said those words, at
her feet lay Exhibit A of the work of
those under-the-radar folks.
Call him Rambo, or as Sealey
jokingly calls him, the $6 million
dog.
Rambo, a 95 percent German
shepherd, was dropped off at the
Humane Society in March by own-
ers who indicated they just didn't
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slight limp
How ever. Rambo was so-on to
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Humane Society facility and stayed
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"I love animals and I love dogs."
Sealev said. "Itf you abuse anything
that God created. that is not a good
thin ..nllmal]- ao- hclple-s i.inl':-.
humnans do their part."
Sealey's part. it turned out.
was Lust geltung started.
Rambo had a cauliflower ear.
caused by a build-up of fluid in the
outer ear due in large part to ear
mites
That required minor surgery.
essenutallv lani tng the ear to relieve
the pressure and some stitching.
done by Dr Jerry Lawrenc. over inI
lMexico Beach
Then there was that ibmp.
It turned out that the problem
was in his lett hip socket and alsoi
required suri-ry
Dr Hobson Fullmer of
Eastpomit went in and shaved a bit
of bone and other work ti._ make the
major upper leg bone fit into the
socket better
However it \.as discovered that
Rambo was alJso high positive. in
other words he had a severe case of
heart\worms. a potentially fatal
affliction.
To treat the heartworms.


that has been spent on Rambo.
While traveling from vet to vet,
Sealey, and other Humane Society
volunteers were putting out money
jars at various businesses and
accessing their network of patrons
for help.
Penny by penny, dime by dime,
dollar by dollar, the money poured
in, enough to nearly cover all the


vet bills.
Sealey chipped in the balance.
Recovery also proved problem-
atic when it came to Rambo.
While activity was the prescrip-
tion for the rehabilitation from the
hip. surgery, dogs with serious
cases of heartworms must essen-
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Bond Issue -- from Page 1


a mess."
The board requested that attor-
ney Charles Costin seek advice
from a bond counsel concerning


questions over the current bond
issue and how revenues from it can
be used before deciding how to pro-
ceed.


It seemed the intent of the
board members to hold some form
of public forum once they were
clear on the legalities involved.


particularly paying off the debt on
the bonds, halt collection of the
half-cent sales tax prior to 2017.
The second option would be to
continue to collect the tax through
2017 and use all revenue accrued
above the dollars needed to pay off
the bonds to meet capital outlay
projects around the district.
That revenue, according to dis-
trict projections, would amount to
some $2.7 million from this year
through 2017 alone.
That is based on the current
year estimate on annual collections
of $450,000, which, conceivably,
could be a conservative one in the
future.
The fund balance at the cur-
rent time is more than $680,000.
Boiled down, therefore, the dis-
trict could bring in more than $3.4
million for capital needs by keeping


the half-cent sales tax in place
through 2017.
But then the question comes
back to whether the tax was
intended solely for Port St. Joe
Elementary or can the district use
.those dollars for any capital outlay
needs, as determined by the board?
"You don't want to change what
(voters) voted on," Kelley said.
And that, looking back at. the
record, is where things become a
tad murky.
The, language which appeared
on the ballot in 1996, which came
nearly verbatim from a School
Board resolution requesting the
issue be put to voters, reads that
the sales surtax will be levied "to
finance educational facilities,
including construction, reconstruc-
tion, renovation, remodeling, land
acquisition and improvement,,


Humane Society- from Page


"I was limited with what I could
do because with heartworms you
need to stay confined," Sealey said.
SSo Rambo took over the back-
yard shed that serves as Sealey's,
exercise room, where the air condi-
tioning would keep the dog com-
fortable.
He's been living there the past
four weeks. People are all the time
asking Sealey how Rambo is doing,
as if he's been adopted by a com-
munity. ':
"I will keep this dog until I find
the perfect home," Sealey said. "He
has to have a home where people
would love him and care for him."
And that, in large: measure,
captured the spirit of the SJBHS.
Which will in the not too dis-
tant future break ground on the
new Animal Adoption Center.
Margaret Eiceris, a member of
the board of directors, said the site
has been flagged awaiting final sur-
veying work.
The building fund, over the
past few years, benefiting from the
extended hands of a community
that has stretched to Denver, home
of the~AHS, and St. Louis, has


bulged sufficiently to pay for the
building.
Those interested,- however, can
still purchase commemorative
bricks for the building, or they can
purchase, for $25, a tile, on which
a pet's paw prints can be molded
before the tile is mounted on the
wall inside the center.
For more information or* to
make a donation contact 227-1103






PSJ Police Beat
August 13:.Maury H. Littleton,
Jr., 22, of Overstreet, resisted
arrest, violation of community con-
trol warrant.
August 15: William P. Allyn,
19, of Port St. Joe, no motor vehicle
registration: Anthony D. Dumas,
48, of Port St. Joe, failure to pay
fines: Ronald W. Bellew, 37, of
Apalachicola, possession of mari-
Sjuana and drug paraphernalia.


retrofitting and the purchase of
technology equipment, hardware
and software" for Gulf District
Schools.
The resolution adopted by the
County Commission on Aug. 21,
1996, placing the issue on the bal-
lot, though, is a bit more specific.
It reads in part, that commis-
sioners desire "to allow the citizens
of Gulf County to determine
whether a one-half percent sales
surtax should be levied for remod-
eling, renovating and additions to
Port St. Joe Elementary School,
including purchase of furniture,
fixtures and equipment."
That mirrors the apparent
intent of the School Board mem-
.bers in 1996, who approved a reso-
lution which requested voters con-
sider the sales tax to fund "the
Project."
That "Project," according to.
Exhibit A of the resolution, was the
"remodeling, renovating and addi-
tions to Port St. Joe Elementary
School, including the purchase of
furniture, fixtures and equipment."
Sharon Gaskin, whose district
includes parts 'of the northern end
of the county, said, she believed
that voters, having proved willing to,
support a tax for buildings in Port
St. Joe, would be supportive of
doing the same thing for buildings
in Wewaliitchka. ~
"I think if the people, at the
north and south ends, came:
together for Port St. Joe
Elementary they would to put a
new roof .on Wewahitchka High,"
Gaskin said.
In any case, Kelley said, if the
question of issuing new bonds was
off the table, a decision could wait
for further down the road.
,Particularly with a final vote on
the 2003-2004 budget coming up
during a special meeting on Sept.
9.
"I'd be very uncomfortable not
knowing what we can do given the
short period 'of time (involved),"
Kelley said. By waiting, "We'd have
a year to do it and get it right."
Board member Charlotte Pierce
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MBARA King Fish Tournament on Line This Weekend


by im Croft
The seventh annual "Super
Kingfish Tournament," sponsored
by and benefiting the Mexico Beach
Artificial Reef Association, will be
held this 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
and the heaviest Spanish mackerel
will bring $500.
There is a limit of only one
prize per boat.
The event is 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.
The latest was the deployment
of a 125-foot-by-32-foot barge
sponsored by Tom and Linda
Marquardt of Mexico Beach.
The barge was dropped, by
* Florida Aquatic and Marine, in the
Car Body Site, in close proximity to
the Mexico Beach Canal, at coordi-
nates W29.53.513 and


N85.32.390.
The bottom depth is 64 feet at
the barge site, with the barge,
which had a large bed of concrete
which caused it to settle upside
down, at 56 feet.
The site will be known as the
Marquardts' Barge.
'"The Marquardts have been
supporters of the MBARA since
1997 and this new barge is just
another way for them to support
the development of fishing in the
local, area," said Ron Childs, a
member of MBARA and Kingfish
Tournament director.
'Tom was on the original board
of directors of the MBARA and he
has always been a big supporter of
our efforts."
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 as well as receiving
contributions from folks like the
Marquardts the kingfish tourna-
ment provides roughly one-third of
the organization'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," Childs 'said.
"We are all volunteer and we are
proud of that,.but what we do costs


The crew of Florida Aquatic and Marine loosen the reins on the Marquardts' Barge and it slides into the waters
of the Gulf in the Car Body permit site used by the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association for reef-building efforts.


money'
The tournament, also aids in
raising the group's profile, casting
a bright light on the organization
and its ongoing reef-building
,


efforts. ..
The tournament is a shot in.
the arm for the local economy on
the weekend before Labor Da\. typ-
ically one of the slower weekends of


the tourist season.
"We are really helping local
businesses," Childs said.
The festivities start on Friday,
Aug. 22, with registration from 5-7
p.m. CT to be followed by a party,
all activities taking place at the
pool bar of the El Governor Motel.
There will be a Captain's
breakfast and late registration from
5-7 a.m. CT on Saturday; Aug. 23,
at Sharon's Cafe.
The awards ceremony as well
as a party and dance, featuring a
live band, will be held at Toucan's
Restaurant beginning at 8 p.m. CT
on Saturday.
For more information about
the MBARA. check out its web site
at www.mbara.drg.

Public Notice
Current and former
employees of Gulf Pines
Hospital, Marquis Home
Health, Gulfview Medical,
Gulf Pines Medical,
Cypress Medical or any-
one needing assistance
please contact the
Panama City United Way
Agency at 800-696-8740.
They will refer you to the
appropriate agency that
can assist with your spe-
cific needs. PIubihAugus21,2003


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onAugust 5,1864the Union Navy was
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Bay. Orn 4ugu.:[ '3. 1864 thatfortfell
to the Union Navy. What-was the name
of the fort? Need to find the answer, or
get more information? Go to:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhpAiv
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. John Lane, :l pir- '.irinenr ic'ideli
and U.S. Senator, formed several'
self-sustaining units' of KJnsas
Irregulars known as Jayhawkers.
Crossing the border to raid
Missouri towns,,they liberated-.
"slaves, horses, cows, cash, and
other valuables. Missouri
residents r :i ,i :, r, I- riiia
their own units of Confederate


- irregulars.
On a sunny August afternoon inr,
1863, William Quantrill and three
hundred other Missourians
S assembled near the Kansas-
Missouri border. Spurring their
horses westward they crossed
into Kansas during the early
IR evening, destined for Lawrence.


The father of the Florida citrus industry
is Lue Gim Gong, a Chinese immigrant
who moved to Florida after contracting
tuberculosis at the age of twenty-six.
By developing an orange that could
tolerate Florida's cold weather while
retaining its sweetness, he launched the
citrus industry. Read a short biography
of him at:
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behind them as they arrived at the town's


STheiWeb;Journe

New Perspectives on' these two resources include a brief biography of
the West: William Quantrill and a contemporary account of the
Clarke Quantrill massacre. Web address for the Quantrill biography:
New Perspectives on http://www.pbs.org/
the West: The weta/thewest/people/ir/quantrill.htm.
Lawrence Massacre Web address for The Lawrence Massacre:
Prepared by PBS in conjunction with http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewestl
their eight part series about the resources/archives/four/lawrence.htm.


development of the American West,


*:.uI:[:i' Ther.r -.ere Qutntrirll':. Raiders, the rhost
tejre.'J .-.A ri~ Cnf.J-derare lrreglars,.and r a" bw'rnce was
theii rjrge I li.:Tr ier, r..er["-SiX year rol.d Witli.im
Qu.inrrill. ...i :-i .cl.onel in the Ci.:rdedcri e arrr
S eepirv truro [own siortl after 4 A M o>n Augus[
21, 1 i', r. he, caught nim osi it II-e retidenr- in Lhei
t':.. Thc P..iiJdr- krnv. w het. hy were l:,-:,kinQg for.
.iri- ..-, herc ri.: Iei'J QJ kl\ ,n .ll groups of raiders
:il. :.un,-ilded ii-e ie:..Ku hil' rhi. ir original plans
m:j, hi _- c: illcd i fr them to target specific individuals,.
[hEi's nr..i[ l.uh happened. Almost immediately, the raid
jgenIccrjtad irnI'. a massacre:
Mien inr,. L.rid .. ,-ere shot wherever the Raiders found
rh-rm M.:-i .i if L.iv rerce's homes, and all but three of
: If:.u-,r;, -,. e-ret set aflame. By the time the Raiders
lI1 r r l:. hur, I irer, most of the town had disappeared
ft:.i tei Kjr: .i' prairie. Nearly ten per cent of the.
rPO:.pul.a:.n .. .:.,Je id or dying, and property damage
r.:,r il~.J m.:re than $2,000,000 ($35,000,000 in 2003
,J'.,il4 L ri i *
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Ie :it and brua.l. Find out more about the Lawrence
Massacre, Quantrills' Raiders, and Union retribution by
taking The Web Journey.

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Question of Complicity
:icle by Burton J. Williams was first published in the Kansas
storical Quarterly in its Summer 1968 issue. Williams
is the role played by Lawrence residents in providing
I with information prior to the raid. Web Addtess-
vwww.kshs.org/publi~at/khq!196/68_2_willia
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Sharks And Gators Kick-Off Football


03-04 Season With Pre-Season Classics


Teams across the country on
the high school, collegiate and pro-
fessional levels are gearing up for
their upcoming football seasons
that are quickly approaching.
The Port St. Joe Sharks kick-
off their 2003 season next
Thursday, August 28h, when they
host Cottondale in a pre-season
classic at 8:00 ET. The
Wewahitchka Gators will begin
their season the following night,
Friday, August 29, when they host
South Walton County at 7:30 CT.
The Sharks are returning eight
starters on offense and nine on
defense, and are looking to im-
prove on last season's 4-7 record
and playoff appearance.
The Sharks should be solid in
the backfield this season, return-
ing one of the top running backs in
the area in junior Randall Johnson,
who rushed for 904 yards on 102
carries and scored. eight touch-
downs last season. Senior Raye
Bailey split time calling signals at
quarter-back and as a wide receiv-:
er last season and picked up 208
yards on 60 carries, had 10 recep-
tions for 153 yards, and completed
13 of 34 passes for.119 yards.
Junior quarterback Kenny
McFarland missed half of last
year's season with a broken wrist,
but closed out the season strong
with 32 completions in 50 attempts
for 302 yards.
Jake Owens, junior full-back,
picked up 152 yards rushing on 30
carries and caught two passes for
32 yards last season. Victor
Hamilton, a senior, rushed for 106
yards on 29 carries and had four
receptions for 25 yards. Brandon
Thomas, a junior, rushed for 98
yards on 20 carries; and -sopho-
more Ash Parker had Six catches
for 30 yards.
Defensively, the Sharks should
be solid at up front and in the t ec-
ondary. They return their top two
tacklers, junior Jake. Owens (95)
and senior Nick Reynolds (91).
Senior Raye Bailey had four inter-
ceptions last season, .while senior
Antonio Smiley picked off two pass-
es.
"We're excited about getting
started," said head coach John
Palmer. "We had. a great summer, :
and our kids really worked hard in


The Port St. Joe High Sharks are among hundreds of teams across the state in the midst of fall drills, learning the
basics, such as blocking, tackling and holding onto the pigskin as the high school season approaches at the end of
this month. The Sharks return eight offensive and nine defensive starters. In the north end of the county, new
Wewahitchka High coach Charlie Winchester begins a new era for the Gators with seven starters returning on both
sides of the ball.


the weight room. We know we have'
a tough road ahead of us with some
good teams in the district in
Blointstown, Liberty County and
Wewahitchka. But our kids are:
eager for the challenge and are
ready to get the season started.
S' The Gators are returning seven
players oi offense and defense who
saw sigmficant playing time last'.
season. Wewahitchka is looking to
improve last seasons s-3-7 -Frcord


under the guidance of new head,
coach Charlie Winchester.
Top offensive returners for the
Gators are senior quarterback
IHuinter Nunnery, who completed
73 of 2:17 passes for 333 yards last
season. .Steve Peak, a junior.
hauled ,in. three passes -for 29
yards. Seniors T. ,J. Easter,
Anthony Roqbinson; an4,jnior
Jimimy Robbins will anchor the
offensive line."' '


Defensively, the Gators return
sophomore Johnny Jones, who had
76 tackles and two inter-ceptions
last season. Junior Will Strange
had, 60 tackles, two interceptions
and broke up 10 passes. Junior
Steve Peak recorded 49 tackles and
an interception last :season; while
senior T. J. Easter had 35 tackles;
and sophomore 'Ben Holley added
33 tackles. Blake Norris, a senior
transfer from Blountstown, will add
strength to the Gators' backfield
and at linebacker.
"I'm expecting a lot of .great;
things this season," Winchester
said.- "Even though we have a
young team, more than half of our
players have game experience. I
.have been real pleased with our
kids. They have shown great work
ethic, they're gritty, coachable, and
are getting bettereach day."


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Scenes From The Catfish Festival


Rayanna Penix, 2 1/2 years old, and Zack Hire, 7, both of
Wewahitchka, enjoyed a train ride around Lake Alice Park during last
weekend's Catfish Festival, which drew the non-angler crowd of the
Florida Catfish Classic to the park for food, music and browsing
through a row of vendor booths.

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Ashley Reed, 11, (left) and her eight-year-old brother Jacob
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Its Football Season and Oyster Country and
Oyster Radio are your football stations.

Oyster County brings you
Port St. Joe High School Football
every Friday night with Howard Browning
and Florida Gator football every Saturday.

Oyster Radio brings you
Apalachicola High School Football
every Friday night with Wes Colvin
and the Florida State Seminoles ever Saturday.

Here's What's playing on Oyster Country 106.5 FM
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Port St. Joe vs Cottondale
August 28th 8:00 PM EST
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August 30th 6:00 PM EST
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The Gulf County Senior
Citizens, with the assistance of the
*St. Joseph Bay Country Club, will
conduct the Second Annual Select
Shot Golf Tournament on
Saturday, September 20.
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.


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, trav- Entry forms may be picked up
S at any of the following businesses:
other Roy's Hardware Bait and Tackle,
climb St. Joseph Bay Country Club, IBS,
Triple B Sports Supply, and the
S Gulf County Senior Citizens Center
in Port St. Joe.
S 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
S to the lucky winners. Call Jerry


PUBIC NOTJSsJIC


PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
.The dCityof Port St. Joe will receive sealed
bids for Bid no. 03-09 in the office of the City
Clerkl n person at35Cecil Costin Blvd, Port
St. Joe, Florida, by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port
St. Joe, Florida, 32457 or by Fax.(850). 227-
7522, 'until 4:00 pm eastern time, August 29,
2003, for 1-new Nash Vacuum Pump; 2-used
Nash Vacuum Pump-model #s: CL-2001.
Item can be inspected at the Waste Water
Treatment Plant.
Bid forms are available in the office of the.
City Clerk, 305 Cecil Cos:,in Blvd. Port St.,
Joe, Florida, (850) 229-8261. Monday-
'through Friday, between 8:00 am and 5;00":
pm. Bids will be publicly opened and read
iSeptember 2, 2003, during the Regular
lMeeting or the Board of City Commissioners
meeting' City Commission Chambers; .City
Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Perndamis. City Clerk
Publish.August 21 and 28, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive' ealed
bids for Bid no.' 03-10 in the office of the City
Clerk in person ai 305 C(,ll CostinBlvd, Port
St.'Joe, Flornda. ,b mnad at 'PO Box 278, Port"
Sf. Joe, Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
-522 unul 4:00 pm easterntime, August 29,
2003, for:, '
Lot 2:. Miscellaneous equipment: 1-24 inch
wide by 65 ft long Radial Stacker conveyer; 1-
24 'inch wide ':\" 50 iI lon fixed conveyer; 1-
24 inch wide by 100 ft long fixed conveyer; 1-
couble hcti. bndge crane (hoist 2 ton rated);
S2Ko.irnlme Sar.nerson c:ll filters (10-ft diam);
2-NReLu pressts 160 hl. nc hi.
Ie.rmn can be Inspected at the Waste Water
.Tre'aLmnel Plant.
Bid.forms are available in the office of the
City Clerk, 305. Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St.
Joe, Florida, h550i' 229-'-261, Monday
through Friday, L-ber.c'n -6 i'0 am arid 500,
pm. Bids will be publicly opened and read
September 2, 2003, during the Regular
Meeting of the Board of City Commissioners
meeting, City Commission Chambers, City
Hall, 305 Cecil C-osm Blvd; Port St. Joe,
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed
bids for Bid no, 03-11 in the office of the City
Clerk in person at 305 Cecil Costin Blvd. Port
St. Joe, Florida, by mail at P.O..Box 278, Port
St. Joe, Florida; 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 4:00 pm eastern time, August 29,
2003, for:
Lot 3: 1-set of Rome disc; 1-4x4 multi-fuel
Kaiser truck; 1-5,000 gallon, 100 psi, stain-
less steel tank; 1-40 ton American truck
mounted crane; 1-Cat road grader with
hydro-mower attached.
Items can be inspected' at the Waste Water
Treatment Plant.
Bid forms are available in the office of the
City Clerk, 305 Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St.'
Joe, Florida, (850) 229-8261, Monday,
through Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00
pm. Bids will be publicly opened and read
September 2, 2003, during the Regular
Meeting of the Board of City Commissioners
meeting, City Commission Chambers, City
Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe,
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003


Stokoe at 229-8466 for more infor-
mation.

Final Registration For

FallYouth Soccer
Final registration for the Port
St. Joe Youth Soccer fall season will'
be held on Friday, August 22nd
from 5:00 to 6:00 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
County.
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 needed.
Anyone with questions, or anyone'
with a desire to help out may call
Befty Curry;at 229-80-10: '
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. August 21, 2003 Page 11A


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SHARK 100 CLUB
SPORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL
The Port St. Joe High School SHARK 100 CLUB is gearing up for another year of exciting boys and girl's
shark athletics. The Sharks have one of the most successful sports programs in Florida High School his-
tory. Success begins with community support, and the Shark 100 Club members have been the best in
the stat in providing support and being part of a winning team.

The Port St. Joe High School SHARK 100 CLUB thanks the following businesses and individuals that have
already mad their financial commitment for this year. Our list is growing each week. JOIN THE TEAM,
iand have your name added to the list.


Bull Sharks
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rorr Inn- .
Roberson & Friedman, PA.
Sonny & Sandra Chafin
Tarpon Title Inc.


Triple B Sports Supply
'The Star '


Tiger Sharks
Bank Trust of Florida:,..
Clayton Concrete Inc.
Cox & Associates Inc.
CQ Development LIC
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Fred & Carolyn Witten
Hannon Insurance Agency.
' Mel & Helen Magidson, Jr.
Michael L. Hamnmond i
Reeves Furniture Shop


Tracy & Rachel Browning
S' Rex & Denise Strickland

This year the Shark 100. Club offers members the opportunity to be a part of the winning team at the following


levels:
Level
Sand Sharks

Tiger Sharks






Bull Sharks


Amount
$50


$100






$500


Member
Parents of Shark athletes


Individuals, business
and Organizations'





Individuals, business
and Organizations


Send Checks to:
SHARK 100 CLUB
P.O. BOX 524
Port St. Joe, FL 32457


Benefits
1 Shark 100 hat
Program recognition
1 Shark 100 hat
2 Reserved passes
to home football games
Program recognition
Reserved parking at
football games
2 Shark 100 hat
2 Reserved passes
to home football games
Special program recognition
Sign at baseball/football fields
'Bapnr at football games
ReServed parking at ,
football games,.
Contct:
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'Roberson & Friedman, P.A.
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Page 12A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 21, 2003

More from the Festival


Shania Knowles, 2, of Wewahitchka, could hardly contain her joy, and
completely ignored the camera, as she danced around inside the Moonwalk
game with her uncle Bradley Shavers during last weekend's Catfish Festival
at Lake Alice Park. Shania's gleeful face captured the kid-friendly nature of
much of the activity at the festival.

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Pigtails dancing, Katie Nunnery, 3, of Wewahitchka, looked a little
befuddled as to why the strange dude with the camera was bothering her
.during her electric train ride during the Catfish Festival. It was about the only
time that Katie didn't have a huge grin pasted across her face.

GT Corn to Wire the

Forgotten Coast
GT Cor of Port St. Joe traditional dial-up service.
announced today that it will under- According to Nielsen//NetRatings
take efforts to make its popular research, 39 million Americans
high-speed DSL Internet Service now connect via broadband.
available to new consumers across During the past year, high-speed
the Panhandle with a new lower Internet grew at 49% while narrow-
price. band/dial-up service declined at
GT Corn introduced high-speed 12%. GT Comr will continue to offer
Internet to the area in early 2002. its dial-up Internet option.
Service has grown to area commu- ; "We're seeing, the mainstream-
nities including Apalachicola, the ing of broadband as more and more
Beaches, Blountstown, Bristol, modern users migrate to'high-
Carrabelle;, Chattahoochee, speed-especially as prices continue
Clarksville, Eastpoint,. Florala, to drop," says Marc Ryan of
Perry, Port St. Joe, St. Geoige Nielsen//NetRatings. 'Clearly peo-
Island, Tyndall AFB and pie are discovering the perks of
Wewahitchka. "The rapid growth high-speed access, from streaming
demonstrates that users are catch- video and audio to -rich media."
ing on fast," says Jim Cook, Women, seniors and students are
Director of Sales, for GT Com, "And among: the fastest growing user
as the volume grows we're able to groups.
spread our costs and leverage our GT Con 'is the panhandle's
buying power with equipment man- largest total communications
ufacturers." provider delivering local access,
The company reports that it long distance, Internet and paging
will now offer the service, which capabilities. The company is a
was initially launched at over $50 wholly owned subsidiary of
per month, with options ranging Fairpoint Communications of
from $34.95 to $44.95, with no Charlotte, NC.
connections fees for self-installa- Originally founded in 1938 as
tions. The service can even be St. Joe Telephone and Telegraph,
obtained for as little as $10 per GT Com has provided 65 years of
month when combined with some continuous service to communities
of GT Com's full service bundled throughout North Florida, South
packages. Georgia and South Alabama. GT
The service called DSL (digital Corn is dedicated to the communi-
subscriber loop) allows Internet ties it serves and is an equal-oppor-
users to access the Internet at tunity employer \\ith over 185 full-
speeds un to 50 times faster than time associates.


RISINGER MUSIC STUDIO

PIANO/VOICE LESSONS
CONNIE RISINGER is accepting a limited
number of students for the Fall Term. Mrs.
Risinger, who resides in Mexico Beach, is a
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. .

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The winners in the flathead category display their hardware. From left; Carmen McLemore, Bud Bozeman with
son Larson, William Green, David Causey and Clark Joyner. Bozeman and his son hold the boat motor that was part
of their grand prize.


Catfish Classic Draws


317 Anglers, 160 Boats


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by Tim Croft
Like the fish in the proverbial
tale, the Florida Catfish Classic
just gets bigger with each rendi-
tion.
Three hundred and seventeen
anglers, and a total of 160 boats,
participated in the fifth annual 24-
hour tournament, which began and
ended this past weekend at Gaskin
Park in Wewahitchka.
That was exactly 60 more fish-
ermen than last year, nearly 100
more than three years ago.
Up and down the road to
Gaskin Park were vehicles with
tags from Louisiana, Alabama,
Georgia and counties across
Florida.
The explanation was simple,
according to B.L. Harless, who has
trekked from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to
participate in every tournament on
the Apalachicola River at Bristol,
Blountstown and Wewahitchka -
in the past half-dozen years.
"You don't have to catch fish to
have fun downri here," HarlesI prio-
claimed. "If you're fishing you are


having fun."
And consider the economics. If
you estimate that each one of those
entrants will spend, say, $300 on
gas, food, entry fees, bait and, in
some cases, lodging, for the event,
it starts adding up to real money.
Bud Bozeman of Wewahitchka
'can explain about real money.
He was the big winner, hauling
in $1,500 and a new boat motoa'
when he, with a little help from six-
year-old son Larson, boated a
31.23-pound flathead catfish early
Saturday morning.
"We hooked him about 9 (a.m.)
and it took about an hour to bring
him in," Bozeman said of the fish
he landed just south of.
Wewahitchka using bream for-bait.
"I didn't have but 40-pound test
line on there."
It was well below the state
record of 48.5 pounds, which
would have earned a new truck,
boat, motor and trailer, but
Bozeman, his face the color of a
summer sunset, and son were
happy just the same.


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As was Jamie Lee of
Blountstown, whose 11-pound
channel catfish earned him $1,000.
Lee was revealing no informa-
tion on where he snagged his, fish
or what he used for bait, he indi-
cated with a Cheshire Cat grin, but
he was more than happy to
expound on the check'and trophy
in his hand.
"That was great," Lee said, the.
exclamation points a given.
Carmen McLemore, the county
commissioner out of Dalkeith, also
snagged a cool $1,000, not to men-
tion a pair of trophies, as he
brought in the third-heaviest flat-
head, 23.23 pounds, and estab-
lished the 'tournament mark for
highest boat average at 46 pounds.
'The fishing was good," a smil-
ing McLemore said, before adding
the telling barometer. "I got on the
board."
Clark Joyner of Blountstown
was also a double winner.
SHe captured one trophy for the
fourth-hieaviest ftathead, a 22.30
(See Catfish on Page 4B)


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Ulm, Freeman

Wedding Plans
Linda Ann Ulm and Eric Scott
Freeman, both of Port St. Joe,
announce their upcoming mar-
riage.
Linda is -the daughter of the
s I.late James P. Bass and the late-
Myrtle Bass Walters of Port St. Joe.
She is employed with Nautical
Mortgage as a mortgage broker.
S Eric is the son of Greta S.
Freeman of Port St. Joe and the
S -late Robert "Bob" Freeman. He is
employed with Brown & Root in
Panama City.
The couple will exchange wed-
ding vows on Saturdafy, August 30
at 6:00 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church in Port St. Joe,
with a reception at the St. Joseph
Bay Country Club. All friends and
al-l \relatives are invited to attend.


Ik i Senior Citizens


Moses and Karissa Medina


Marriage Celebration
Moses and Karissa Medina announce that the celebration' of their
marriage will take place on Friday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church.
Karissa is the daughter of Hal and Lisa Keels and grariddaughter of
Rev. David and Myrna Fernandez and Harold and Linda Keels. Moses is
the son of Moses and Suzanne Medina. All friends and family are invited
to attend and help celebrate.


Jessica Hopper and her brother,
Hunter Lee Weston


It's A Boy!
Hunter Lee \Veston w\as born-
,. .Friday, June 13, at Bay Medical.
Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 5
ounces and was 21 inches long.
Hunter is the son of Randall.and
Melissa Weston of Panama City and
the baby brother of Johnathan
Weston and Jessica Hopper.
He is the grandson of Cathy
and Wayne Carter and Alma
Hammons, all.of Panama City, and
Wayne and Teresa' Frasure of Port
St. Joe. He is the great-grandson of
Marvel Taylor, Randy and Karla
Weston, Gundy, and Eva Weston
and Patty Jamison.


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Tammy Cooper of Havana and
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announce their final wedding
plans. The ceremony is planned for
Friday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. EST
at Lake Tallavana in Havana.
SPastor Scott Bonnell of Northwoods
Baptist Church will,officiate.

Ramsey JoinsPhi Sigma
Theta National Honor Society
Phi Sigma Theta is proud to
announce that Ginger Taylor, the
daughter of Deanna Ramsey of
Tallahassee, and Marlen Taylor of
Port St. Joe, has recently become a
member of Phi Sigma Theta
National Honor Society at Florida
State University. Phi Sigma Theta
is a national honor society dedicat-
ed to recognizing and rewarding
academic 'achievement' in under-
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Ginger is the granddaughter of
Houston and LaVerne Ramsey of
Port St. Joe, Bobby Taylor of
Eastpoint,. and Joyce Newsome of
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August's Garden of Month


Is Designed for Enjoyment


Warm, whimsical and welcom-
ing are a few of the adjectives that
describe the home of Marion and
Robert Curcie of 235 Coronado in
St. Joe Beach whose yard has been
chosen for the August Garden of
the .Month by the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club. Bright patch-
es of color are tucked in front of,
around, and amongst the house
and various outbuildings beginning
with a circular drive that welcomes
friends and neighbors.
Marion and Robert retired from
upstate New York and have enjoyed
Southern gardening for the last fif-
teen years. As for so many other
gardeners from the .northern
states, they have 'learned by trial
and erior the most successful
plantings in this area. Marion likes
to keep it as simple as possible,
planting many species that can
take care of themselves and placing
cold intolerant plants in containers
for "garaging" during the cooler
' periods.
The sounds of the wind chimes
hung from the magnolia, crepe
myrtle, and red tips delicately call
their greetings. One can't help but
smile at Marion's collection of
gnomes and other creatures and

Garden Club

To Conduct

Plant ID Lab

The St. Joe. Garden Club and
the Gulf County Extension Service
will sponsor a Plant ID Lab, which
will" be held at the Garden Club
Center, at 216 8th Street on August
29, starting at 1:00 PM EST. Will
Sheftall with the Leon County
Extension Service will collect and
hdve on display more than 100
plants for this lab exercise.
Everyone is invited, no registration
fees are required.
If you have any questions con-
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G~lf County Extensipn, eryice 'at,
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Whimsical creatures cavort through the garden of Marion and Robert
Curcie.


architectural pieces placed whimsi-
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abounds all year long in .the many
plantings which include iris, four
o'clock, roses, hibiscus, azaleas,
gladioli, day lilies, dogwood vines
and ferns. And no Florida garden
would be complete without olean-
ders, century plants and lantana.
For the weary gardener there is the
occasional bench or chair to rest
upon under a shade tree. Gazing
overhead, one can't help but smile
again at the wooden cutouts of chil-
.dren swinging from the tree limbs.
Who could ask for more?
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MLS#96354 5858 Ganley Road This 3 b dri,.:.m,
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.











MN LSO945b9 C-.: E-j, 'i, Erj.:.. tbul...ui 'urn-
sets from this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home ini.
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
rhl.. ,.,li $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 .Fldors, 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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MLS#94894 7408 Americus Gorgeous, 3 bed-
.room, 2.5 b-:-,ih h.i-r'- in St Joe Beach has just been
completed. Home sits on a beautiful 150 x 150 comer
lot and has all of the extras that anyone could want.
Call today for an appointment. $485,000










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


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3.5 lots, with frontage, on- Hwy. 386, Hwy. 71 &
Lahona Ave. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, with abundant fruit
trees, and flowering shrubs. A nature lovers paradise!
$89,000


MLSa95758: 9255 &6 ll- b: ':dr.:..m i bah
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ready to move in to. Excellent-investment opportunity.


MLS#96629 704 Hwy. 98 # 4 Fabulous 2 bedroom 2 MLS#95380: 9130 Tulip Ave Beacon Hill St. Joe
bath condo with a breathtaking Gulf View, and a pool. Beach 4 Lots @ 50X100 each. M/Home 660
This unit is being sold fully furnished and is owned by sq.ft.,Cottage 341 sq.ft: 'L shaped screened porch
the builder, who added too many upgrades to list. Great connects Cottage to M/Home. .Cottage has 1 bed-
AInvestment Opportunity with a very good Rental room, 1 bath. M/Home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. There
History $369,900 is a 641 sq.ft Studio/Workshop also on property


MLS#96533 4201 Hwy. 98 This Canal Front home in MLS#9546
Mexico Beach, is only 1 year old and is being sold fully 4 bath Gull
furnished. It is 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath and comes with a gulf, many
coveredd boat slip. This is a Fisherman's .dream come
rue! $359,900

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1: 3557 Cape San Bias Road 4 bedroom,
f Front Home with pool overlooking the
amenities. $849,900.


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

ka4` View
MLS#96250 Port St. Joe $295,000


MLSs96703 109A 37.h Street Gull \ie.'. : bed-
room, 2 bath with all of the extras. Cathedral ceil-
ings, hardwood floor, gas fireplace and a large deck.
R.ljx: jnd enjoy the cool Gulf breezes from this spa-
cious home. 9 369 J900




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MLS#96633 4402 B Hwy 98:- New construction 2
bedroom 2 5 both Tcvnhouse in Mexico Beach.
Expected c.omplenon ib, OOct 1 Covered boat slip
included thjiat i" accommodate j 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.; Property backs the Beautiful Dead Lakes!
$54,900.








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MLS#96436: 311 Quail Ridge Rd.- Immaculate 3
bedroom, 3 bath.on a beautiful'123 x 264 corner 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 Blas Road 5 bedroom,
5 bath Gulf Front Home with pool and hot tub.
Great Rental. $749,909.



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.Gulf View
MLS#95711 Nl i1CINlil 59,900
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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Winners in the channel catfish category were (kneeling, left to right) Tommy Earnest, Marty Enfinger
and Jamie Lee; (standing, left to right) Ricky O'Bryan, Robert Alderman and Tommy Montford.


Catfish from Pg. IB


pound fish that catapulted him
to first place for total combined
weight among the three river tour-
naments in Bristol, Blountstown
and Wewahitchka, with over 90
pounds.
All told, that was worth $1,100
for Joyner.
It was only fitting that the bark
of the cannon to mark the official
end of the tournament sounded in
the midst of a heavy downpour,
which began shortly before the
awards ceremony and lasted for
more than two hours.
Not that it chased the crowd
away hundreds remained, soaked
.but unbowed, as trophies were
handed out and rods-and-reels,
tackle boxes, a television, DVD.
player and other prizes were raffled
out but it was symbolic of the
tournament atmosphere.
"If you didn't come prepared for
the rain," said tournament director
Jimmy Whaley, "youi haven't been
in Wewa the past month or so,
because it has rained just about
every day."
And that has swollen the river,
which is some nine to 10 8 feetl.above
the level it was just a year ago for
the last Florida Catfish Classic.

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That, in turn, affected the fish-
ing. The fish were out there, they
were just hard to find and difficult
to lure to a hook.
"The fishing was slow, real
slow," Bozeman said.
Even though the river was, at
least until more hard rain began to
"REERAW-


spill from the sky, falling just a bit
compared, say, to last weekend.
"I thought the fishing would be
better with the river falling like it
was," Lee said.
Don Minchew, who has mid-
wived the Florida Catfish Classic
into a calendar-circling event,
noted that while quantity of fish
suffered due to the high water, the
quality of the fish, the size of the
winners, did not.


County Commissioner Carmen McLemore took home two trophies
and $1,000 in prize money during the Florida Catfish Classic.

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Bozeman's winning flathead
was only a little lighter than last
year's whopper; Lee's winning
channel was just off last year's win-
ner.
"We had quality fish weighed
in, but we just didn't have a lot,"
Minchew said. "High water slowed
the bite.
"But 317 people and 160boats,
that's a major tournament any-
where in the country."
And one for a .worthy cause.
Net proceeds from the Florida
Catfish Classic go toward college
scholarships for local high school
students.
"Every dime goes to our high
school seniors". to continue their
education, said Wewahitchka
Mayor Ray Dickens. "Every dime
goes for a good reason."
The results from :the fifth
annual Florida Catfish Classic:
Flathead: 1. Bud Bozeman.
Wewahitchka, 31.23 pounds; 2.
David Causey, Wewahitchka,
26.39; 3, Carmen MdLemore,
Dalkeith. 23.23; 4.. Clark Joyner,
Blourtstown, 22.30 5. Willidm
Green; Bristol. 21.22. ;
Channel: 1i. Jamie Lee,
Blountstowri, 11.00; 2. Ricky
O'Bryan, Bristol, 4.89; 3. 3Robert
Alderman, Wewahitchka, 4.27; 4.
Tommy Montford. Wewabhitchka.
3.32; 5. (tie) Tommy Earnest,
Hosford; and Marty Enfinger, Altha,
3.10. ,' .,


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Clark Joyner (right) earned
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Will Owens

Gulf County 4-H Member


Qualifies for Nationals


The annual 4-H Congress was
held at the University of Florida,
from July 21 through 25.. There
were 548 members of 4-H clubs
from 58 'counties present to make
this event possible. 4-H members
participated in, state officers elec-
tion, competitive events and lead-
ership tract.


Will Owens placed first among
12 participants in the area of auto-
motive driving. The contest con-
sists of three areas: written test,
parts ID and driving,
He will represent Florida at the
National Competition, which will be
held at Purdue University.
September 29 through October 1.


Nominations Being Accepted
For County Farm Service Agency
Election
The deadline to submit nomi-
nation petitions for the County
Farm Service Agency Committee
Election is September 5.
The County Office Committees
(COC) are the farming community's
unique opportunity to have direct
input into federal programs for the
benefit of local farmers. The broad-
er the participation by all levels of
farmers, the greater the COC can
represent everyone.
All minority farmers are
encouraged to get involved.
Spouses can be eligible to vote and.
be nominated to run in the COC
election. Women often equally
shoulder the responsibility of their
farm's success.
COC members help administer


farm programs that directly affect
the health, welfare, and economic
well-being of every American. COC
members continuously serve the
nation effectively and unselfishly.
They serye out of commitment to
other farmers and American agri-
culture. ,
Nomination ballots are avail-
able at the Calhoun, Liberty,
Franklin and Gulf County FSA
offices. The main office is located at
17413 NW Leonard Street,
Blountstown. Members are on
hand there to help in completing
the form ballots and answering any
questions.
There are two positions open
for this year's election, LAA2, which
is the part. of Calhoun County
South of Hwy. 20 and LAA5, which
is Gulf and Franklin Counties com-
bined.


Mila Makes Her Arrival

SMary Pollocdt~ilariabriel Stephan are thrilled to announce the long-
awaited arrival of their new baby sis-
ter, Mila Victoria Elise Abeyta. ,
Mila was born on Wednesday,
July 2 at Northeast Heights Hospital
I" a in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She


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weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and
was 20 inches long.
SHer proud parents are Louis and
Niki AbeYta III of Albuquerque. Her
grandparents are Louis and
Crestina Abeyta. ,' Jr., of
S Albuquerque, Eddie and Cindy
Summers of Port St. Joe and Pete
ard Julie Eaker of Overstreet.


Her great-grandparents are
Maria and the late Alfredo Garcia of
Las Vegas, Bert and Lou Eaker of
Overstreet. and James and VeDora
(Shottie) Wilson of Port St. Joe. and
James and Retha IBill) Summers of
Bristol.
Mila, her parents and siblings
all reside in Albuquerque, New
lexico.


Port St. Joe High School Project

Graduation Meeting Monday


A Project Graduation meeting
will be held on Monday, August 25,
at 6:30 p.m. in the commons area
at Port St. Joe High School. All par-
ents and guardians of 2004 seniors
are invited to participate. For more


information contact Wanda Nixon
at 827-2663 or Cindy Belin at 647-
5222.


Lots of Bikes on

Found List at

Mexico Beach
The list of bicycles to follow are
being held as found property at the
Mexico Beach Police Department at
118 N. 14th St., Mexico Beach. To
claim any of these items contact
the department by calling 648-
4790 or stop by in person between
7;30 a.m. and noon or 1:00 and
4:30 p.m. CST.-
Girls bike found on N. 14th St.
on June 16; refer to case
#0306125. Boys bike found in the
4200 block of Hwy. 98 on June 20;
refer to case #0306128. Girls bike
found on 7th Street on June 18;
refer to case #0308199. Girls bike
found on 8th Street on June 19;
refer to case.#0308199. Boys bike
found at El Governor Hotel on June
21; refer to case #0306129. Boys
bike found at 714 Hwy: 98 (Express
Lane) on June 23; refer to case
#0306135. Boys bike found
unknown location, unknown date;
refer to case #0308199.

Public Workshop on

State Energy to be

Held in Tallahassee

The Apalachee Regional
Planning Council is hosting a State
Energy Plan Public Hearing
Workshop on Thursday. September
4. from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at
Tallahassee City Hall, 300 South
Adams Street m Tallahassee. The
public is invited to attend,
The Apalachee Florida Regional
Planning Council adheres to the
Americans with Disabilities Act and
will make reasonable accommoda-
tions for access to the workshop
upon request. Notify Ruth Ann
Recla at 850-891-8706 at least 48
hours in advance of the workshop,
Fdr more information on the
workshop, call 850-891-8706.


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S"CAPE SAN BLAS LANDMARK" BAYVW ON SCENIC HWY C-
Grero Bu ;r.Sei. Opporn;.jr., Ahe 30. This 3 BR/ 2 BA home is fully fur- h
hearl of the n 1 Biota; ""nished featuring bay views and above
earo the 1Baground pool. Offered @
BeachComb-r Restaurant is offered ground pool. Offered @
-a iurn-key includina-all fixtures, invento- $183,500


S l y, staffing, and business. A RARE
OPPORTUNITY AND OFFERED
AT $695,000 I


g WHITE CITY ON CHARLES
S STREET. This 2 BR/2 BA home is
Located Ie3ar i-e ,r,,r.,coaoial o watc r o,
boat ramp in the heart of sportsman's
paradise. PRICED TO SELL @
Sg$ $49,900.






"IN THE HEART OF PORT ST.
JOE" This Spacious' 4 BR/3 BA 1900
SF Home is situated on a large corner
lot and features new carpet, paint,
appliances, and more. Close to every-
4 thing including the St. Joe Bay,
schools, churches and downtown.THIS
BEAUTY IS OFFERED PARTIALLY
" FURNISHED @ $199,900.


4975-A Cape San Bias Road, Port St. Joe, L 32456
Business: 850-227-9000 Toll-Free: 866,229-5525 Fax: 850-227-9111
beacbrealt@flbeaches.anewww.f.-lbaw es.net


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PARK Ihis 2 B.K/2 BA gult tront unit.
boasts superb Views, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spacious decks, snappy
decor and much- morel OFFERED
FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
$289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.


Treasure Shores Gulfview @
$165,000
SouthBeach 2nd Tier @ $225,000.
66'x1650' Gulf Front on Cape
San Bias, $850,000.
Green Hills Gulf View @ $144,500
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias
$165,000
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre
+-,'$295,000
104' x 208' bordering State Park @
$85,000
Gulf View on Cape San Bias 102' x
106', $130,000
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
51'x312'%, $399,000.


-"Location, Location, Location
On Indian Pass Beach with
sweeping views of the Gulf of
Mexico. Quality construction, 3
BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace,
wet bar, and professionally decorated.
OFFERED @ $925,000.


GULF VIEW IN MONEY BAYOU.
New construction, gulf views, FEMA
Flood Insurance, along with 3 BR's /2
BA's. make this home one 'to see.
CUTE AND QUAINT AND 61l.
OFFERED @ $325,000.







"ADORABLE GULF VIEW
COTTAGES ON CAPE SAN BLAS"
These 2 BR/1 BA 550 SF+- Cottages G#.
feature deeded Gulf access and
numerous upgrades including metal
roofs, vinyl windows, new flooring,
appliances, and furnishings, and much
more. All you will need is your beach S.e
chair and blanket (wellmaybe just a
few little odds and ends)! 4 TO
CHOOSE FROM @ $145,000 1


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Varona
Brokcw:/O(vncr


Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has cap-
tured the market on "unique dining". The
Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the area's
best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab legs and
variety of similar delectables. The semi-self
service restaurant offers great atmosphere.
and charm (Not to mention Great Food).
This is a must while vacationing in Paradise.
SCheck us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Beginning Sunday 1:00-8:00
Closed Monday

UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY


2181 C-30 BeCajiil :iurroCLndliigs for theci
ne\ torin nhomer' it on the ba) ind %iatch
magniicent .un-et- Sijrated on ippro, 4
acres with lIne oaks draped tI Spanrh mao.,
palm tree, gazcti,.and d Jck, MNani cr\ua nte
nor itesure, Call for a list of all the
amenities. $425,000


Dianna Routh
Seth Campbell
Realtor -Associatcs


"Selling Beach Dreams"


6930 Alabama Avenue Beautijill-. Indi-
mcaped corner lot. 4 BR. 2 BA. Large Pool.
Full, Fenced Call Dianna today for
details on this beauty. S289,000


ovpmbrick Ckealttv Jnc


3001 Hwy. 98


began rcotrrruoton'2 BR.2 5 BA, Onl\ 3
ho e je
UNDIM CONTRACT
NIe Lc'' Two units are already under con-
tract with only two let! Call for a copy
of the flmr nluns.


00 Sesame Street & Sycamore Street
Cor,-(r. Lot REDUCED PRICE $10,000.
Icl.e ro school Call Dianna today for
details on this beauty.


Mexico Beach, FL 32410


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


.* 5507 A. B, C 7th Street, Port St. Joe
3- 3 BR,2.5 BA Klrhen hin an islanJ, l.L. ,:, pA.uo I c F r, r d1-r
i caped C iaGrea l location rldi: j doirito.- PSI \e', lir; t An
Shuime. to iart ci.onruction mn one month GTci i n .." or pre
S:,:.n'LrIContIn pnCeC Great locaw.or t'or rentrl. uni
Unit A -1666 sq. ft. $159,900 Unit B-1767
SS sq. ft. $169,900 Unit C-1666 sq. ft. $159,900


Lots Listings
SLot 13 W. Creekview Drive 1.3 Acre. MOL creeklrout at Stone Mill Creek. Call for .izcs 510,000
515 W. Beatry Avenue White City Nice residennl lot. "'7' x 110'S16,000
Lot 7Edgewater Subd. St. Joe Beach Great corner lor, gulfviml.. 60' x 185' S160.000


8110 Americns Ave rctar ltocaon in the
front otl S cia'.oLrcs SUl Gulft Viev. from the
kitchen, It rm, dm rm, & the crceened front
porch R,- 2 a A very \ell inaliramred home.
Wod.d nc.oring wiith ,i crmicml ule ll do.nstairst
and in the mTaster bitli Pulntl r-i,,illi duwn
,'talri oujd be 4llh bIdrt'. g.ic rooln,
office, etc Niccl\ land.icp'.d with priniac
Ineicn aic'und the back '.nd E cellint rental
po.rrentall nevcr on renril ii,,urket $349,000


Nominations Being Accepted for

County Farm Service Agency Election


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Wewahitchka Commodity Certification


"Polly Wants A Home"


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Polly, a multi-colored female kitty,
4 months old (pictured); Peachie, a
sandy colored female lab mix pup
about 3 1/2 months old; two nice
beagles; Sam, a year old tan col-
ored lab, neutered and FREE;
Turbo, a beautiful 8 month old
male mix; Dominique, a white male
lab, already neutered with shots,
FREE; Jetson, a reddish brown
semi-longhaired male.
Homer, a nice creme colored
lab male; Stumpy, a Boston bull


terrier mix puppy; Happy, a friend-
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Princess, a nice female mixed breed
about fifteen months old; and a
large number of kittens. Please
come see!
During the month of July;
twelve dogs and seven cats were
adopted, and thirty-four dogs and
sixteen cats were euthanized; none
were returned to owners. For more
information, contact the St, Joseph
Bay Humane Society at 227-1103
or visit the Humane Society's web
site at www%\v.sjbhumanesociety.org.


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. Jde, 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'
+'+ + EPISCOPAL CHURCH
S800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child.Care Provided for at 11 00
\ww- .stijmesepicopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


/ First SBaptist Church
0 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
B' uddy... Brent Vickery, Pastor
*" M :i'cal''Rfos iB Buddy Caswell Minister ofMisio & Education
-MichaelRogers Minister to Students
Sunday School ..... .. .. .... 9:45 am
SMorning Worship Service ..8:30 & 11:00am
Disciple Training ..... ... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ..... .. .. .. 7:00 pm
-'.- Wednesday Prayer.Meeting ......:. 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET
"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" )

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

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


God'
love

is


Discover God's Love! "
Everyone welcome

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


The Potter's House
-"?-E WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW,
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
S 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


Certification (only) for
Wewahitchka commodity recipients
will take place on Wednesday,
August 27, from 12:00 noon to 4:00
p.m. CT at the old Gulf County
courthouse in Wewahitchka.
The Commodity Office in Room
303 of the Robert M. Moore

Cancer Support

Group Forming
A new cancer support group is
forming in Gulf County. For more
information, call Von at 227-9880
or 229-8072.

Baked Ham Dinners

At Beach Baptist
On Wednesday evenings, Beach
Baptist Chapel offers homemade
dinners for sale from 4:00 to 6:30
p.m.
Next Wednesday, August 27,
the menu will consist of baked ham,
baked corn casserole, sweet potato
casserole, dessert and tea. Dinners
are available to eat-in or call 647-
5026 for carry-out for a suggested
donation of $5. The church is locat-
ed at 311 Columbus Street in St.
Joe Beach.

Taco Salad Sale
The Gulf County Senior Citizens
in Wewahitchka will be selling taco
salad dinners on Friday, August 22
from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The
cost of the dinner will be $3.50 and
will include salad, chips, dessert
and tea. They will deliver to local
businesses. Call 639-9910 between
9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on
Thursday, August 21 to place an
order. Proceeds will be used for the
elderly in Gulf County. '


Administrative Building at the
courthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday through Friday (except hol-
idays) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET for
certification.
The next commodity distribu-
tion will be in October. For informa-
tion call 229-9114, 639-5068 or
Q639-5069;nR


Gospel Concert


John Lanier will perform live at
Hope Family Worship Center, 2001
Garrison Avenue in Port St. Joe, on
Friday, August 29, at 7:00 p.m.'
Admission is free. Bring the entire
family for a night of fantastic gospel'
music, fellowship,-and old fashioned
hospitality.
Senior Citizens

Outreach Friday
The Gulf County Senior Citizens
will conduct outreach on Friday,
August 22 at Rich's, IGA; in
Wewahitchka, beginning at 9:00
a.m. Staff and volunteers will be on
hand to give out information about
the many services available for sen-
iors 60 and over in Gulf County.
Seniors may also call 229-8466
for information about the many
services available for information
about our services.

Thank You
The Joiner family, Demecia,
Bob, Evan, Corey and Demecla's
mother Ruby Schell would like to
offer our heartfelt thanks to our
many friends and family members
for the outpouring of prayers, cards.
and gifts given in response to
Demecia's recent breast' cancer
diagnosis.' Our family continues to
thank God for all of you as her
recovery and healing process
begins. God bless you all.
-Demecia, Bob, Evan, Corey
Joiner and Ruby Schell ,


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.mr Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 'i a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
0 taste and see rtat rhi- Lord is good: blessed is the man thai trusteth in Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


't .FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
'- 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'us'. 'i Sixteenth Street C
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ...... ... 1 a.m. E
*Sunday School
Young Children

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Camieron Highway '71/Cecil CostinSr. Blvd.


S"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:

ligi lamnsh Sidu apt i t p turci


382 Ling Street Highland View
Fort St. Joe, Florida 52456
.(850)227-1506


a


NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS!
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY!


Ounaay school
Morning Worship'
Evening Service
Discipleship Training'
Wednesday Prayer


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


I

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument PortSt. Joe
(850) 227-1724
Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m. Director of Youth Ministries
Evening Worship 7:30 p.m. Heather Smith
Director of Children's Ministries
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. R obin Downs
Al Ro are,


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Worship
9:30 a.m. S


Singing:
9 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


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sunday



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Community Gospel Sing

At HV Baptist August 23


The monthly community gospel

SGI United Methodist Church

Pancake Breakfast Aug 30
The Methodist Men of St;
George Island United Methodist
Church will sponsor a Family
Pancake Breakfast on the Saturday
of Labor Day Weekend, August 30,-
from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For a
donation of just $5.00, a plate of
delicious steaming hot pancakes
and sausage, complete with juice
and coffee will be served.
The fundraiser will be held at
the Church Fellowship Hall located
at 201 East Gulf Beach Drive on St.
George Island.. Visitors and resi-
dents are cordially invited to attend.
Proceeds will be used to help, sup-
port the church's building fund. For'
more information, call event chair-
man Carlton Ethridge at 927-2010
or the church at 927-2088.


sing will be Saturday night, August
23 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the
Highlandview Baptist Church, at
310 ,Ling Street. Everyone is wel-
come to attend and worship in song
and praise. For more information,
contact Earl Peak at 229-6547.

Abe Springs Baptist

Church Grocery Giveaway
Abe Springs Baptist Church,
located at 13913 CR 275 South will
hold a grocery giveaway for the
needy on Saturday, August 23 from
8:00-11:00 a.m.
First time recipients are asked
to bring an identification card.
Groceries are already bagged, so it
will not be necessary to bring a box.
For more information call 674-
5880 and leave a message or
Saturday morning call 674-4376.


Sister of Local Woman Passes Away


Maxine J. Walker died
Wednesday, July 30; at her resi-
dence' in Georgia. She, was the
daughter of the late Robert Luther
and Gladys Norene Collins
Jackson, and was born' in
Thomasvllle, Georgia. She was an
inventory specialist retired from
Robins Air Force Base and was a
member of the Daughters of the
Nile and a member of the North
Macon Line Dance Group. She was
a member of Bloomfield. United
Methodist Church where she was a
member .of the Busy Bees and
treasurerof the United Methodist
Women. '
She was a .sister of the late
Robert Luther Jacksorn, Jr., and is
survived by her husband Donald


Walker of Macon. She is also sur-
Svived by sisters, Geraldine Van
Landingham of Thomasville,
Georgia, and Norene Cooper of Port
St. Joe; a brother. Warren Jackson
of Thomasville, and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday,
August 3, at Snow's Memorial
Chapel. Pio Nono Avenue, Macon,
Georgia, with the Rev. Charles
Cravey officiating. Interment 'fol-
lowed.-at' Macon Memorial Park.;
Memorial contributions may be
,made to Bloomfield United
Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield
Road, Macon, Georgia, 31206, or to
the Leukemia Research
Foundation, Suite 420, 820 Davis
St.. Evanston. illinois. 60201.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 Firehouse Road : OVERSTREET 850-647-1622 '
Sunday Bible Study...... ..................... ... .10:00 am EST
Sunday W orship.. ...............:....... ......... ....1-1:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study. ..... ......... .... .... 7 00 am EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



S+ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
334 S. Hwy. 71 PO. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
JHUFT@AOL.COM 850-639-2280


Frm Life Church
."Touching Lives With the love of Jesus" '
.Join us in worship... tst. j.
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00 wy.98
Wednesday- Evening Apalachicolo.. ... Panama Cit
Pastors Andrew & Cathy RutherfordHwy Rid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates 7 Family Life Churc
S Visit our website at: familylfechurch.net Wevahitchka


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

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

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


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

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


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 21, 2003 Page 7B


By Rachel Bixler
Welcome back Port St. Joe
High School students! The first day
of school was full of excitement and
competition. The day began with
an interesting guest speaker that
gave the students a challenge for
the year. The day continued with
an energized pep rally. Before the
students visited their classes, .the
students competed in the "Battle of
the Classes." Congratulations to
the Juniors for being the 2003-
2004 champions.
During the past week, don't
forget to register for the SAT and
the ACT. The deadline for the SAT
is September 9, and the deadline
for the ACT is September 19. The
SAT test will be given at Port St.
Joe High School on October 11.
The ACT will also be given at Port
St. Joe High School on October 25.
Be sure to get a head start on these
tests.
Port St. Joe High School would
like to welcome a few new teachers
to our faculty. Coach Mike Bullock


and Helen Carlsten will be teaching
ESE this year. Valerie Clayton will
be teaching our computer..and
yearbook classes. We would 'also
like to extend a warm welcome to
our new principal Mr. Tim Wilder.
Welcome to the Dome!
This year's football season is
on its way. Our first football game
will be next Thursday, August 28,
at 8:00 p.m. Come and support the
St. Joe Sharks as they battle
against Cottondale.
The first week of school shows
promise of a wonderful school year.
High school is almost over for me.
It is time for me to leave my child-
hood and become an adult. I would
like to leave a word of advice to all
the underclassmen. Get involved in
as many clpbs and organizations
as you can; they make the high
:" school...-iiemories: that. you will
Sreemmber for a lifetime. Also. cher-
ish these moments. They are what
you live by when the golden days
are over. Seniors, make the most of
this year. Good luck and God bless!


PORT ST. JOE

Middle

School News


by Alex Flanagan
Another summer gone, 'and
another school year is starting. All
the students are thinking one
thing, "Why did summer end so
soon?" This school year is going to
be awesome because the teachers
are great and many fun activities
will be set up for all middle school
grades.
Sports for 7th and. 8th grade
boys and girls have started already.

GCCC Presents
FastTrac New

Venture


SGulf Coast Commiunity College.
'ih-'~oopeaftiv& -effort vlith the
Florida Simall Busiiess
Development -Center Network, The
Veterans Corporation, Workforce
and VBOC, will offer FastTrac New
^- Venture; consisting of nine ses-
sions of entrepreneurial training.
Textbooks, CDs, and workbooks
are included in the, price of the
course-just $100 for veterans,
$50 for disabled veterans and $250
for non-veterans.
The course is designed to allow
participants to evaluate and perfect
a business concept and use their.
ideas as a'"workshop" in a safe and-
supportive environment w\\th busi-
ness experts \When participants
are'finished, they'll know if starting -
a business is right for them.
FastTrac New Venture begins
on Monday, September. 22 and
runs through Monday, October 20.
Classes will be held on Monday arid
Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at
the GCCC Workforce Center, 625
Hwy. 231, Panama City.
Added bonuses include a draw-
ing from imong the names of veter-
an participants for a $675 certifi-
cate to be used for a new computer:
and free ongoing technical assis-
tance to all attendees by certified
SBDC business analysts.
Register online .at
www.vboc.org or call the Small
Business Development Center at'
Gulf Coast Community College at
850-271-1108 for more informa-
tion.


The middle school: football, team
started practice August '14 and
they practice weekdays from 3:00
to 5:00 p.m. Their season kicks off
on Thursday, September 4 against
Blountstown.' Girls' volleyball prac-
tice started Augtst 12 find their
season kicks off Monday,
September S against Wewa. Come
out and support your middle
school athletic teams. Also St. Joe
Soccer League registration began
last Saturday. Sign-up at Shoreline
Medical if you haven't already.
Finally, during the week of
September 4-11,' the Book Fair will
be open to all middle school stu-
dents .lsn. Fnday.- September-5 is
-Open Houise nightiat thie Book Fair
as well as the girls' read-in. It will
be a night of.fun and laughter. The
boys' read-in will take place on
September 26. Volunteers are
needed for all three activities listed
above, If you're interested contact
Donna Thompson.at 227-3211.
School pictures .ill, be taken
Friday, August 22.. Check in next
week for more sports and upcom-
ing events. .

For the deal of your life, see me!








JAMES C. "BO" BRAY
Sales Representative
TOMMY THOMAS
SCHEVROLET
S (50)785-5221
TOLL FREE
1-800-342-7131
S 2251 W. 23rd, Street
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 32405


Quilting Classes & Supplies
V Fabric V Sewing Machines
/ Frames V Friendly service from
V Small selection of craft items experienced quilters
Call or mail for upcoming classes e& projects
Needles & Thread, Inc,
317 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
227-9880 e-mail: qulltgals@gtcom.net


Shop at the Mall
Your link to the best
stores on the internet.

www.mallforall.com/19426


If YOU Se' News Happening, ,

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Dixon

Independent
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j! ..... Consultant

105 Yaupon St.
Port St. Joe,-FL 32456
850-227-1568
Swebsite: www.MaryKay.com/cDixon5
e-mail; cdixon5@ marykay.com


WHEN YOU'RE

TALKING ABOUT

FINANCIAL SERVICES,

THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING IS LISTENING.


WE LIVE


Peacebuilders of the Week
Port St. Joe Elementary School's Peacebuilders of the Week for August
11-15, 2003: 'Front row from left to right: 1st Grade-Nicole Windolf;
Kindergarten --Alyssa Davis; Pre K-Joy Spires Back row from left to right:
5th Grade-Anna Redman; 4th Grade-Ernl Kennedy; 3rd Grade-Mary
1Branch; 2nd Grade-Alyssa Davis

Theatre Auditions at GCCC
The Theatre Department. of Gulf Coast Community College will con7
duct auditions for Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" on Monday,
August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Amelia Center Theatre on the main campus.
Men and women, of all ages who have classical acting experience are
encouraged to audition. A Shakespeare monologue of two minutes or less
in length may be prepared for the audition, however, this is not a require-
ment. Individuals auditioning should wear clothing that will facilitate
movement.
The play is scheduled to open on October: 10, and will'be directed by
Rosie O'Bourke, chair of the GCCC Visual and:Performing Arts Division.
For additional information, call 872-3887.


Port City Self Storage
CLIMATE CONTROLLED
Location: Rear of Family Dollar Store 510 Cecil G. Costin Sr: BLVD
(Enter from alley door)
For Service: Go to Piggly Wiggly Service Counter at Port City Shopping Center
"'!' o i call 850-229-8.398 or227-1292 Ei. 100 wab
.r-. .'. Ask far.manager in crdrge of sei vice counter,
S(Unit 'Monthly Tax Total Unit Monthly Tax Total .
Size Rent Size Rent
6x9 $ 79.00 $5.14 $ 84.14 9.5 5x8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05 $ 99.05
7x9 $ 89.00 $ 5.79 $ 94.79 10x20 $174.00 $11.31 $185.31
8x10 $ 98.00 $ 6.37 $104.37 12 x16 $167.00 $1,0.86 $177.86
8x12 $100.00 $ 6.50 $106.50 11 x 18 $172.00 $11.18 $183,18
8x20 $110.00 $10.40 $170.40

Note: There is a one time administration fee of $10.00 Rent is due on the 1st
p fithe month, delinquent after the 5th. Tenant supplies own lock. Open
'"Sunrise to Sunset. Other times of entry by special permission only.



PROPERTIES FOR SALE

BY OWNER
LIBERTY COUNTYPROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
I through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private be'ar I l.rid in $ SIii.0i ~Iandup.Also V
to I acre parcels .ith deeded acce'L.to i..ling i'Lh 10i for. t of riverfrontage adjoining
Stat6,Forest $12,500 ind up.
Apalachicola National Forest -Small and large acre tracts HundredIs Iofacres to
choose from. Located in and around Sunutra ui de ldoper friendly Liberty County.
Enidie; pos hities it With zoning already inplace. Just 25 miles fromrcoastup Hwy 65.
SPrices starting at $6000 per acre. Also have several homes available in area..
FRANKLIN COUNTY PROPERTIES
Lanark Beach, 60 foot waterfront parcels, beautiful trees and picturesque views. City
water and sewer available. $285,000.
SCity Block Within Apalachicola City Limits, zoned multifamily, great investment op-
portunity. $250,000 also other City lots and Apalachicola area properties available.
SApalachicola Deepwater Access Waterfront Scipio Creek, 2.5 acres parcel can be
subdivided, $250,000
GULF COUNTYPROPERTIES
Beautiful 50 foot Gulf Front Lot Indian Pass area ready to build on Federal Flood
Insurance available. Priced right $525,000.
30+/ Acres on beautiful Sauls Creek surrounded by 120,000 acres of Federal and
State Conservation Land. 1200 foot of deepwater creek frontage, comes with a free four
bedropm'2.5 bath home. Beautiful giant oaks, Palms, and other Flora. This is a rare find.
Nature Lovers/Sportsmans Paradise. Priced at $295,000,
Burgess Creek Just offHwy 71 about 20 miles North of Port St. Joe. 2 Y2 thru 20 acre
parcels adjoining State owned land, Starting at $5500 per acre and up.
WAKULLA COUNTYPROPERTIES
25 Acres Commercial with 1762ft. of Hwy. 98 frontage will subdivide.

670-9133 or 653-5681


WHERE YOU LIVE
Planning your financial future is more
comfortable with someone you know,
Iomneone who understands yoxur-needs.
For information on banking, .investing
and insurance, call me today
Bill Wood
Registered Representative:
850-229-6514


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Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
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1998 Buick Regal Gran
Sport. Low miles, one owner,
garaged, leather, loaded, 4
door. $5950. 960-4464.
ltc8/21

For Sale: 2000 Black Kia
Sportage. Great cond., low
mileage. Call 647-8002. -
ltp8/21

S1994 Mazda Prot6eg. AT, AC,
4 door, extra clean, excellent
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/21

1989 Ford Arostar, AT,
cruise, tilt steering, AC needs
repair, looks good, runs
great, asking $1000, but will
take less. 1981 Honda street
bike 400 CC, showroom con-
dition, runs great $850 firm.
229-8378. 2tp8/21
1993 Saturn SL,- 4 door,
leather, AT, AC, extra clean.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/21

1993 Ford Tempo, p.s., p.b.,
auto trans. good for parts
$300. 1990 Sunbird Pont.
2D, p.d., p.s., auto trans.,
cool air ,runs good.. $800.
1990 Ford Tempo p.s., p.b.,
auto trans., cool air clean,
$1500. 1979 Pors 2D, pb,
good motor. good for parts
$300. 229-8155. 2tp8/21
1999 Chevy 1500 Conversion
Van. Extended, low miles,
one owner, extra clean, V8,
AT, AC. $8750. 960-4464.
ltc8/21

1986 Nissan King Cab pick-
up. AC, extra clean. $2450.
960-4464. ltc8/21
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
2000 Mazda 626ES. V6, sun-
roof, leather, 4, door, AT, AC,
loaded, 40,000 one-owner
miles. $9450. 960-4464.
ltc8/21

1995 Ford Ranger XLT
Extended Cab. 70,000 miles,
5 speed, AC, mint condition.
$3950. 960-4464. Itc8/21
/


2000 Nissan Frontier
Extended Cab, topper, AT,
AC, low miles, one owner,
new condition. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc8/21
1989 4x4 Chevrolet, 350
engine, high mileage, auto-
motive, good truck for the
woods, $3500, call John @
227-1054 after 5:00 or 227-
1387 before 5:00 tfc6/5
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad
Cab Sport, 4X4, V8, loaded,
one owner, new condition.
Must see. $12,900. 960-
4464. ltc8/21
1997 Chevy S10 Pickup.
Black 53k mi. Ext. cab, 1
owner, a/c, at, cassette call
after 4:30 CT 647-6261.
$8,100. 2tp8/14
1993 Cadillac Sedan DeVille.
One Owner! New condition.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/21

1993 Oldsmobile Achieva,
4d, white economical local
transportation, high miles
will finance with low down
payment for right person
227-1294.. tfc8/07.
2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24
Convertible AT, AC, 36,000
one-owner miles. New condi-
tion. Must Seel $8250. 960-
4464. ltc8/21
1991 Oldsmobile cutlass
cierra. 4d, blue comfortable
family size car, will finance
with low down payment for
right person 227-1294.
tfc8/07
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS.
5 speed, AC, CD, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc8/21
2002 Exjecutive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage. Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17






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. 4t18/O7
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


CALL 227-1278 TO
PLACE YOUR AD
IN THE STAR!!!


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








Croft

Family

Childcare

Registered Home

Debbie Croft,
CDA


rDIo


Saft.
HrealLh'.
Learning
En ironment
Loving. Fanulv
Amuosphere


Now accepting
applications for
ages 3 and over

Call Now
for more
information
229-7708


Immaculate 2Br/1 Ba mobile
home in Beacon Hill area.
Incl w/d and storage shed,'
. furn. or unfurn. $650 plus
Sdep. 647-3834. tfc8/14
SNewly renovated 4BR/2BA
fenced in yard. New plumb-
ing, electrical, AC/heat.
Triple carport. Call 648-8629
or 227-5135 tfc8/21
Port St. Joe upstairs unfurn.
duplex apt. Water and trash
inc. No pets. $400 dep. $450
mo. 229-1340. tfc8/21
2 BR furnished trailer in
overstreet, $300. 648-5306.
3BR.'2BA mobile home in
quiet park in Mexico Beach.
$425 plus Dep. Call 648-
5476.' 2tc8/14


For Rent 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. 639-35.12. 3tp/07
Office Space for lease 2900
sq. ft. Downtown PSJ. 101 -
A Reid Ave. 229-6961. 4i17/31
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,
SGulhie\. $775 per mo.
first, last and dep. 647-
9214. tfc7/24
Apartment for rent. Call
Kenney 227-7241. or Phil
227-2112. tfc7/17
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 n I beach in America.
Both furnished and urifur-
nished units available. For
more info call 527-6090.
1tp8/21

Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. -tf6/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm, house, stove
& refig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment, stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fifflly carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, %.vasher/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
.229-6777 after 7 PM. tfc/s
"' ` '''" `` "'..


1969 .Chevy Kingswood
Station wagon best offer.
Older motor boat, best offer.
2bdrm, 2 bath, singlewide
mobile home best offer.
2tp8/21







Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
all JohnReeves at 229374


Antique full size all wood' 4
poster bed, complete w/new
matLress and box spring.
250 obo. Ai uque triple wing
mirrored vanity w/bench.
$200 obo. Antique wash-
stand w/bowl and pitcher,
$4it obo Call 227-7125 leave
name and number.: tfc8/21
Whirlpool heavy duty large
capacity. Kenmore heavy
duty gas dryer, $150 227-
1797. ltp8/21
Lg. wood table great cond.
seats up to eight. Call. 647-
8002. ltp8/21
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


Moving sale, Sat. Aug 23 8-
12 915 16th St. Kid's clothes
(boys and girls). toys- of all
kinds. toddler riding toys.
kitchen stuff, women's
clothes, wedding dress, fur-
niture, and all kinds of other
stuff. ltc8/21
STORAGE SALE: King size
bed w/dresser and mirror,
double pillow top mattress
$1200, Dining room table 4
Chairs $400, washer/dryer,
oriental rugs; and more.,
Saturday, Gulf South
Storage #50 229-1393.
l: tp8/21






Accounts Payable Manager
for'. busy medical clinic
including banking duties and
non-clinical office manager
dutljes .Coalli,.5.3.3S6 )l _eo -t
105. 2tp8/2
Needed: One exclusive
"Buyers Agent". Lots of qual-
ified buyers- seeking repre-
sentation. New licensees
urged to apply. Call Donna
Spears at 229-7879. 1tp8/21,
Cabinet Installer/
Serviceperson for Lg. Kitchen
Co. Salary or sub contractor,
Must"have Occupational Lic.
liability insur, & workers
comp. Ph: 1-800-635-7902
or 850-784-0406. 4tp8/21
Babysitter needed 'after
school.. From 3:00 to 8:00
pm. Call Tracy 229-1157.
2tp8/14
Ground maintenance -per-
sonnel needed. Landscaping,
.grass cutting, general main-
Stenance. Call between 7 am -
3 pm 229-2600. ltc8/21


JOB NOTICE,
The Gulf County Clerk's
Office will be accepting appli-
cations for a Deputy Clerk
position. Minimum qualifica-
tions include a high school
diploma, good oral and writ-
ten communication skills,
ability to work with the pub-
lic, experience with data
entry, and experience with
office equipment.
Applications may be picked
up and submitted at the
Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456,
Monday through Friday, 9:00
a.m. until 5:00 p.m.,.E.T.,
Completed applications will
be received until Friday,
August 29, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.T. The Gulf County
Clerk's Office enforces a
Drug_Free Workplace Policy
and is an Equal
Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Employer.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF COURT
Publication Date: August 21,
2003 ltc8/21
Full or part-time position
for retail fishing tackle store
in St. Joe Beach. Apply in
person Howell Marine
Supply. Panama City, Florida
(850- 785-8548. Itc8/21





apitalize
On
our
hist Ory
For moreihan 100 years, Capital
City Bank has been a clientfo-.
cused leader in banking services.
With 56 offices in Florida, Geor-
gia andAlaboma. -'.' re poit;or.ed
.or co"ilnue-d gron lh ,r, Ih 2- "
century. Talented, dynamic people
are valued and rewarded as mem-
blers:of our team. Join us now as:


Our Residential Lending Depart-
ment, has an immediate opening
for a loan processor in dur Pt. St.
Joe, FL Office. This individual will
be responsible for processing FHA/
VA anrd o ri:.s; trpes o- orin er.-
Ilonol real 'siae loan: Caronddale
must be prohl:,err In Micro:oll
Word Ec:ei and FNMA DU e'.-
dertal loon c ,.Erseneri preferred
Hour 8-5 MF Inieresled appl,
canit thculdapply loCapitalCity
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.
^Capital C
OBank


Art Director Wanted: Seeking experienced and talented leader in field
of graphic arts and design to launch new company serving Gulf County
area. Candidate must have excellent communication skills; the ability
to handle multiple projects in a deadline oriented environment for pub-
lishing, targeted advertising, marketing, iign and exhibition projects.
_luJ. haI : a r pr..fi .-i.nal ,.rk thi, and upi,-al atlliid.'. a passion for
great de;.gn and b kh I,tir l. u-.. p, -.,IL.,: .nrln rei-ldlt.,n hq, .
This senior level position requires a minimum of three (3) years expe-
rience in a design firm or ad agency in print collateral design. WE B-
SITE DESIGNERS NEED NOT APPLY. A Bachelor's Degree in
Graphj: D.-ig, s Mac proli'cinc\ in Quark Xpress, Illu.ratLor. and
PholoShop ar:. required. A strong portfolio, photo art direction expe-
rience and impeccable references are a must!
Competitive salary & benifil- pa jkage are being offered. Selected can-
didate might be able to mndilduallU freelance occasionally, on his or
her own time, in conjunction with the position dependent on the com-
panies workload.
Send resume with salary history (mandatory), and three graphic design
samples of your-best work to: The Forgotten Coast Company, 302B
Reid Ave. Port St. Joe, FL 32456, fax 850-227-3127 or call for an
appointment 850-227-3118 to further discuss this great career oppor-
tunity.


J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
( | Fax 229-6041


ladioShack
Authorized Sales Center


FOR RENT OR LEASE
Dry storage space
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 229-6031








PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS'
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


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

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
SCarpeting Laundry facilities

SVoice/TY Access
(352) 472-3952


MINI STORAGE
Ofe 28 Reid Ave. StreetPort St. JoeFL
22946200 Office
814-7406 Cell Phone
7859777 After Hours

BEACH

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

Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkadkins@hotmail.cpm0


Computer Repairs & Upgrades
SCustom Built Computers
Models on Display
Excellent Prices
-- Lessons for Beginners
.. Web Site Design & Hosting

Lin Brightly Computer Associates
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 1002 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach between Gulf Foods & Sharon's Cafe
648-6912 (Cell) 227-5920
Visit our website: www.lin-brightly-computerassociates.com


,ONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SSALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
Work # 227-5112


CLOCK REPAIR
Old orNew Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165


UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Specialists in Painting,
Fiberglass Repair and Boat
Detailing, 20 Ton Lift Capability

Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina,com


RobertE. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812.
Hours By Appointment


Willard's

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


Make your





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ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plansby Frank Healy, MB.A


850-647-8028


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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 A 850-227-6131
LuId ,IuI hkP Stl .gls l


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New Shipment of
SBeach 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.coni



AMERICAN SCREEN


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

SFlorida Rooms Pool Enclosures

.227-3628
tf7/24


I


Production Manager Wanted:
Seeking a motivated/reliable
person to design, create and
install signs. Computer & digital
knowledge preferred, valid FL
drivers license required. Familiar
with computer programs such as
PhotoShop, Vinyl Master,
Illustrator and Quark Xpress.
Digital printing knowledge as
well as some experience with
vinyl, applications and -installa-
tions on various substrates;
Vehicle graphics and wraps;
Han& lettering, painting of sur-
faces and sandblasted signs;
Skilled in variety of hand tools;
Supervision of shop and produc-
tion preferred. Competitive
salary &. benefits package .are
being offered for the right indi-
vidual.

Send resume with salary history
(mandatory), and three references
to: The Forgotten Coast
Company, 302B Reid Ave. Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. fax 850-227-
3127 or call for an appointment
850-227-3118 to further discuss
this great career opportunity.






The Bank has several excel-
lent opportunities for you
to join our team of banking
professionals in .one of
Florida's top gr-o.th mar-'
kets. The following open-
ings areiminediately avail-
able .in .our .Gulf
County/Port St Joe Office:
Full-Time Teller
Send confidential resume
to The Bank-Port St. Joe,
P.O. Box 368, Port St. Joe
FL 32457. AA/EOE


LENDER

.Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more mio call First
. United NMediodi r-i C:hrch of
Mexco Beach 64A8-8820. .
tfc7/31


JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of-
County Commissioners will
be accepting applications
until Friday, August 22,
2003, 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., for
the following position:
Staff Assistant/Probation
Department
Duties will include, but not
be limited to: General office
duties, telephone, comput-
er/data entry and other
duties as assigned.*
Knowledge of the following
will be beneficial:
Organizational skills, Word
Perfect and Word Document
programs; knowledge of
local, state and federal regu-
lations. All applicants must
have a valid Florida's Drivers
License; high school diploma
or equivalent, and be at least
18 years old. Applications
are available at the Gulf
County Human Resource
Office, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Blvd., Sr., Robert M. Moore
Administration Building,
Room 302, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-
6111 or 639-6700, Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., E.S.T. Gulf
County enforces a Drug-Free
Workplace Policy and is an
Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Active Employer.
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS. /s/ Jerry W.
Barnes, Chairman Attest:
/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk Publish August 7th
and 14th, 2003;
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
MDS RN full.or.part time.
Apply in person at Bay St.,
Joseph. 220 Ninth St. Port
St. Joe, or ca1 Tricia 229-
8244. tfc7/31
Wanted-Cashier full or part
time.. ,Apply in person.
SWalker's Dixie Dandy 2176
Hwi -\ 9.,HilJ-andview.
2tc8/14


I TRADES & SERVICES I


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2001 PAGE 9B



PU LoCain:1Deateto dOI EmaddS heCmlit


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

Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Instructional
Position (Technology)
School/Site: Gulf County
Adult School
Application Deadline:
August 22, 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-
tion 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 form is
available at
www.gulf.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
positionerids June 30, 2004.
Gulf County Schools is an -
Equal Opportunity
Employer 1tc8/21

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

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. tfc7/3-1

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
t fc6/5'

Seeking Equip~ient
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
S C.W. 'Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-81167
tfc6/5


Position Vacancy with the
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Aide
School/Site: Gulf County
Adult School
Application Deadline:
August 22, 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-
tion 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 form is
available at
www.gulf.kl2.fl.us or
http://prod.schoolcruiser.co
m/gcsb
Qualifications: AA pre-
ferred. High school diploma
or equivalent 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 Itc8/21

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 tivo communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this position should
send a resume and samples
of their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe Fl,
32457. tfc7/3

Established real estate
office has openings in the
Rental Dept. Requires com-
puter and public..relation
skills and some weekend
duty. Fax resumes to 648-
5779 or call for an interview
at 648-5777. Parker Realty
of Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc8/7

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

Graphics/Composition -
Seeking person witLh 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


Bookkeeper needed,, needs
to be familiar with accounts
receivable and payable.
Proficiency with Peachtree
Accounting is a plus. Good
pay, health insurance, paid
holidays. Send resume to
The Star, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. tfc8/21

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







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







30' 2001 Holiday Rariibler
Pres. 2 slide outs exc. cond.
no pets/smokers. $38,500
226-6610. 3tp8/21

For sale Hewlett Packard
computer with all of the
extras, Including printer
desk and games. All for
$500!11 Call 229-6516 or
227-4646. 2tp8/21

Ladies' casual & dressy
clothes (plus sizes);- New
Pollenex handheld shower
Smassager $8; Eureka upright
vacuum $25; Hands-free for
cell ihone $3; Bagge r for Mtd
riding mower $220, 36"
Exterior kitchen .door unit
w/window $20; Brand: new
genuine leather bibles $20
229-8427. 2tp8/21

For Sale: Litility trailer; 5'
wide 8' long, tailgate, 30"
sides. $135. 229-6984.
ltp8/21

Heavy duty hauling "trailer
4x7 great shape $250, mur-
ray self propelled pushing
mower with bagger $40 229-'
8378. 2tp8/21

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 B{'f929.
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 Barbie dolls also
porcelain barbies. 648-3195
call after 6:00 pm CT Inp8/21






Landhome packages, 3 and 4
bedroom, all areas ready to
move in and under construc-
tion, starting as low as $0
down and payments as low
as $475 per month. call
Vance at 850-763-4266.1tc8/21

Trades wanted. New 4 bed-
room 2 bath manufactured
home $47,995. Set up and
delivered. Call Vance at 850-
763-4266. Itc8/21

Low Credit Scores? good job
time? good down payment.
We have some programs that
will fit your needs for a new
home. Several models and
payment ranges to choose
from. Call Vance at 763-4266
ltc8/21

Rep Double wides starting as
los as $37,995: Ez Qualify.
Call Vance at 850-763-4266..
1tc8/21






KITTENS free to good home.
227-9865. noon-10pm. Stps/21

For Sale small parlotte parrot
$75 obo. 648-3195 after 6:00
pm CT. Lp8/21:







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

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

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



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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
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS' AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of
Donald F. Mowrey, Jr.. deceased. File
Number 03-48-PR. is pending in the.
Ch-LulL C,,u-rtIh:, '*:* t.,l r, r ,,Fk .ndaJ
Pronate ODl lr i r L he dre a o r cnr.
Is Gulf C runr, i::r. n ,r:.u ? Iw rlu C oe, u
G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,'Port St. Joe;.
Florida 32456.- The names and
addresses of the p;'':.""oaJ rcpre~i'.a-
tive and that'pirional repre.:nrLa.be a
attorneys are i_ lrl, belI
ALL iNTEPRE51ED PERS0ON5 ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months-after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN'
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS 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
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notic Is August 14; 2003.
/s/ PAUL W.GROOM-II ..
RJSU.,GL~B^Q.H : :- F--- .-.
2,i'E 4th Surc-
P ,5 Bo,:,\ 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-82'. 11, '
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRE-,
SENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0066806
. JuD'I' %LLi ,
505 Pda.,:kr A-nue
Andalusia, Alabama 36420


PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE '
Publish August 14 and August 21,
2003
.NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahltchka 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 EFFECrIVE DATE.
The ordinance, .i It c .-iira r r.,i ,t
inspected at t--. 'ill..e :, ir.- cLI;,
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 Wewahitchka Board of
Commissioners will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING AND FINAL READING OF
ORDINANCE on Monday, August 25,
2003 at 7:00 PM (CT) to consider the
adoption of an ordinance with the fol-
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 (CTl
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 OF
THE PUBLIC HEARING IS TO CON-
SIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDI-
NANCE WITH THE .FOLLOWING
TITLE:
An Ordinance of the City Council
lor the City of Wewahilchka,
Florida amending and revising the
Comprehensive Plan or
Wewahilchka. Florida and adopting
a new Land Use Map dated August
11, 2003, which will control future
land use, guide public facilities '
and protect natural resources par-
suant to the Local Government
Comprehensive Planning and Land
Development Regulatlon Act
(Chapter 163, Part I, Florida
Statutes), providingfor severabili-
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. Al interested par-
ties may appear at the public hear-
ing to be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
Publish August 14 and 21, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
RECEIPT OF APPLICATION
The Department of Environmental
.Protection announces receipt of-an
application for permit modification
from Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners, 1000 Cecil CG. Costin
Sr. Blvd..'Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,,
,.:... opi-~! Ci-ii ii 5..1i1J Wiit
MN rd F ,Ulr. i T--, '..hr, 'le

Liih" 7, i pri':..JT, ai ., '2 rle
nr:.rtJ'e i :,n. r t ..i e G, ulel" C .:.nr
Florida. A vertical expansion (18 feet
upward) of the Class III disposal area is
proposed for this modification.
This,application is being processed and
is available for public inspection ,dur-
- ing normal, business hours. 8:00 a.m..
Sto 5:00 p.m:, Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at the following


locations: 1) Department of
Environmental Protection. 1.60
Governmental Center, Room 308,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794, 2)
Department of Environmental
Protection, Panama City Branch Office,
2353 Jenks Avenue. Panama City,
Florida 32405. Any comments or objec-
tions should be filed In writing with the
Department at 160 Governmental
Center, Pensacola, Florida 32502-
5794. Comments or objections should
be submitted as soon as possible to
ensure that there is adequate time for
them to be considered In the
Department's decision on the applica-
tion.
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE: FORFEITURE 'OF: 1990
Chevrolet Blazer-White In Color
VIN #1GNC5182918121378
CASE NO.:. 03-228 CA
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS who claim an Iriter-
est in the above-described property.
which was seized on or about July 12,
2003, in Gulf County, Florida. Said
property is in the custody of the Gulf
County Sheriffs. Department., any
'owner, entity, bona fide lienholder or
person in possession of the property
when seized has the right to request a
preliminary adversarial hearing for a
probable cause determination from the
Circuit Court within 15 days of the first
publication of this notice, with notice
sent certified mall, return receipt
requested to Cecilia Redding Boyd,
Assistant State Attorney, P.O. Box 69,
Panama City, Florida 32402-0069. A
Petition for Final Order of Forfeiture
has been filed in the above-styled
cause.
/s/ Cecilia Redding Boyd
Florida Bar No. 0004030
P.O. Box 0069 .
Panama City, FL 32402.
(850) 763-1787
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular monthly meeting for
August on Monday, August 25, 2003,
at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting Room,
110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe. Florida.
Al who wish may attend and be heard. .
Publish August 21, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA-
CASE NO: 03-159-CA
BANK ONE, NA Plaintiff.
vs. -. ;
K.i J;Si L LO:WREi. JASON i.OWE0T
W H %iHEELER D'b..A \-HLEELER
ElTEFF'RiT t aria, ir-,v ,Oar-r..'T. reitr
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
'unknown persons or unknown spous-
ScJdiru-fi, t.1, Lhrc.,uu h nu-d .i 'J'3r u-
i:. U1e? j',o ri.,uTied D 0.er.linl,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: W.H. WHEELER, D/B/A WHEEL-
ER ENTERPRISES ADDRESS
UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE" UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and other unknown
persons or unknown spouses' claiming
,by, through and under' the above-L
named Defendant(s). if deceased or
whose last known addresses are
unlmown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose Mortgage covering
the following real and personal proper-
ty described as follows, to-wit:
Lot 1 and the North 50 feet
of Lot 2, Block "2" BRITT'S
SUBDIVISION, Unit One, of
the City of Wewahitchka,
Florida, according to the
Official Map or Plat thereof -
on file in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
.ulW County. Florida in Plat .
SBook 2. Page 14.
lj br-r. [i-d aji l in: .:u % U- d \i:. ir
required to serve a copy ofyour written
defenses, if any, to it on Michael N.
Edwards, Butler & Hosch P.A., 3185
South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando,
Florida 32812 and file the original with
the Clerk li the t.c ', r. i r, .-:u ,, r,
or beilol Y -. .3ai [r,-m i[r. ii.[ -pulibI
cation, otherwise a judgment may be-
entered against you for the .relief


demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
Court on the 13th day of August, 2003:
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabili-
ties needing a special accommodation
to participate In this proceeding should
contact Court Administration at 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, Telephone [850) 229-
6113, not:later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding. If hearing
impaired. (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or
Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.
Douglas C. Birmingham
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT'
By: /s/Betty Justice .
Deputy Clerk ; '
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF
RESOLUTION ABANDONING
ALLEYWAY/ROADWAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PUR-
SUANT TO Section 336.10 Florida
Statutes, that the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County; Florida
at its regular meeting on the 12th of
August 2003, at 6:00 p.m.. after duly
advertised notice of hearing on said
matter, has closed vacated abandoned
'the interest in the public in the follow-
ing'described alleyway.
The last 200 feet of Neal-Drive located
in the Kentucky Landing Subdivision.
Notice hereof shall be published bne (1)
time from the adoption of' the
Resolution abandoning said roadway.,
Board of County Commissioners
/s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish August 21', 2003.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID 0203-31
The' Gulf County Board of County
SCommissioners will receive bids from
any person, company, or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Air Conditioner upgrade for 2
fire trucks -
Specifications may be obtained from
the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe.
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112. Any
'questions regarding this bid should be
directed to Planner David Richardson
at (850) 229-8944. .
Delivery date must be specified.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
August 29, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
at the Office of the Clerk of Court. 1000
Cecil G.. Costin, Sr.. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at
this same location on Tuesday,
September 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.,
E.D.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY,
COMMISSIONERS
Jerrm bmne: Chairm.
An,-.i D.-.-ugl-.t- Bw ir-min rn.Clerk
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #0203-32
The Gulf TCounty Board, of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company; or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Miscellaneous Equipment for
Nr F-ir- Truck
i,:,.!Jiau.:ris may be obtained from
ir.: Oinc 4 .,i the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr.; Blvd.,-Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 229-6112. Any
questions regarding this bid should be
directed to Building Official Michael L.
Hammond af (850) 229-8944.,
Delivery ddte must be specified, and
equipment- must be received' by
09/30/03.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will be received until' Friday.
*August 29, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.
aat the' Office of the Clerk of Court,
S1000 Cecil G. Costin; Sr.. Blvd., Port
St. 'Joe, Florida 32456. Bids will be
opened" il u- i iU uiio.ation -on
Tuesday, :plc.rt.:t, ; ,[i:i,:3 at 10:00-
a.m., E.D.T.
The Board. reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
/s/Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish August 21 and 28, 2003


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MINUTES.. .GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


JLPJE 24 2103 .o ,' rL r ,NLIED
DEAD LAKES PARK PRICE
SCALE
Commissioner Traylor
requested that a price scale be
implemented for the Dead Lakes
Park (overnight camping hook -
ups, etc.), stating that the park
will officially open on July 1st.
UNION CONTRACT
Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed the Union Contract
regarding the drug testing policy.
and recommended that the
County adopt a "zero tolerance
program". Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow Emergency
Management Director Wells to
present the "zero tolerance pro-
gram" during the Union negotia-
tions. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion and, after
discussion, Commissioner
McLemore withdrew his second
and Commissioner Traylorwith-
drew his motion.
Upon inquiry by.
Commissioner Traylor,
Emergency Management Director
Wells reported that the issue
regarding conduct between
employees and supervisors could
be adopted through the
Personnel Policy. Commissioner
Traylor discussed the. conduct
policy, and requested' that
County Attorney McFarland re -
draft the section in the Personnel
Policy regarding conduct between
employees and supervisors.
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, Road
Department Superintendent
Knee discussed the employee dis-
charge procedures,, and recom-
mended that the Board of County
Commissioners have the authori-
ty to discharge employees based
on their conduct. Emergency
Management Director Wells
reported that these two issues
can be changed within the
Personnel Policy, which will not
conflict with the Union Contract.
County Attorney McFarland
requested that these issues be
tabled until Union negotiations
are complete.
BATTLE STREET -
DRAINAGE PROJECT
Commissioner Peters
reported that the drainage project
on Battle Street is complete, and
requested that this road.be


.Lrpedi He discussed the need
for a barricade to place at the erid
of Battle Street and Avenue F.
SOUTH BEACH HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION PLAN-
NING & BUILDING DEPT.
Commissioner Peters
reported that a representative
from the South Beach
Homeowners Association will be
here on Tuesday (July 1st) to
meet with Building Official
Hammond regarding their
request for records from the
Planning & Building Department.
Chairman Barnes stated that the
meeting has been changed to
Friday (June 27th), and Building
Inspector Bailey will meet with
her.
GULF COUNTY PARK COM-
MITTEE
Chairman Barnes discussed
the need for a Park Committee in
his district, and stated that he
will submit a committee member
list to the Board at a later date.
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT
RAMP
Mr. Gene Dykes appeared
before the Board to discuss the
need for changes to be made to
the new boat ramp in Highland
View. : Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Fox. Bill Kennedy,
of Preble -Rish, Inc., stated that
they have received the notice to
proceed on Phase II of the
Highland View boat ramp, and
will start working on this project
next week. After discussion, the
Board agreed to place a stop
beam at the bottom of the-boat
ramp in Highland View.
SHERIFF'S' OFFICE
Mr. Gene Dykes appeared
before the Board to discuss the
private security systems that res-
idents, have, purchased, and
inquired if the County gets reim-
bursed by the security companies
when the Sheriff responds to
false alarms. Commissioner
Traylor discussed the Sheriffs
Office obligation to respond to all
calls, and the property taxes that
are paid by the residents.
Mr. Gene Dykes inquired
about Sheriffs Office employees
car -pooling when attending
school, instead of driving sepa-
rate county vehicles.
Commissioner Traylor agreed
with this recommendation.


Mr D\%ke: J:.,,' d.i cu:secd
the need for'reducing the Sheriffs
budget, and recommended that
two deputies ride in one police
car. He discussed that this; would
help with waiting on back -up to
arrive, and would cut down on
vehicle costs. Commissioner
McLemore stated that the County
has appointed a Budget Review
Committee to make recommen-
dations on help reducing costs
for the County.
TRAFFIC HIGHLAND
VIEW
Mr. Dennis Scully appeared
before the Board to discuss big
trucks traveling on Red Fish
,Street in Highland View, and
stated that none of these trucks
have tarps on them, they are still
speeding, and they are working
on the weekends. Mr. Scully pre-
sented photos and a video tape of
these trucks. After discussion;
Commissioner Traylor discussed
installing speed bumps on Red
Fish Street. After further discus-
sion, Commissioner Fox stated
that he will meet with Clay
Smallwood regarding this issue.
911 CALLS GULF COUNTY
Commissioner Peters
requested that Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Director Nelson prepare a. report
of all the false 911 calls made in
Gulf County fdr the last two years
and present his findings to the
Board at their next regular meet-
ing.
HOLIDAY GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE
Commissioner Peters
reported that the Gulf County.
Courthouse will be closed on
Friday, July 4th for the
Independence Day Holiday.
SIMS NURSING HOME
CEREMONY
Commissioners Peters dis-
cussed the grand opening cere-
mony for the Veterans' Nursing
* Home in Bay County, named in
honor of Staff Sergeant Clifford
C. Sims. After further discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
pay Mrs: Sims' travel expenses,
* ini the amount of $500.00, from
the General Fund (so that she will
.be able to attend the ceremony),.
contingent upon County Attorney
McFarland's approval.
Commissioners McLemore second-


ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at 6:55
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA ,
JULY 2, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in special session with the
following members present:.
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Commissioner Billy E. Traylor
were absent.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Deputy Clerk Leanna
Roberts, Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Becky Norris,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Emergency
Management Director Larry
Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Sheareri Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee. Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, and. Veterans'
Service Officer Bo Williams.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.,
E.D.T.
STUMPHOLE LOCAL
STATE OF EMERGENCY'/ TROP-
ICAL STORM BILL
Upon discussion by
Chairman Barnes and Chief
Administrator Butler, Chairman
Barnes passed the Chair, to
Commissioner Peters and
motioned to declare a Local State
of Emergency foe Gulf County
(flooding). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
and, after further discussion, the
motion passed unanimously (3-
0). Chairman Peters returned the
Chair to Commissioner Barnes.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service- Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters
motioned, to approve S.H.I.P.


Subordination Agreements for
William R. Taylor (Capital City
Bank), Doris Gibson
(CitiFinancial Mortgage
Company), and Teresa Chancey
(Capital City Bank).
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (3- 0).
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve S.H.I.P.
Purchase Assistance for Melanie
Quinn, in the amount of
11,615.00. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and if passed unanimously (3- 0).
Upon inquiry, by
Commissioner Peters, Veterans'
Service Officer Williams reported
that Mrs. Doris Gibson was one
of the residents approved for
Subordination.
Upon inquiry by
Commissioner McLemore,
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that interest rates are
low and any Veterans wishing
assistance for housing loans
should pick up a packet from.his
office.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAY-
MENTS
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (3- 0) vote, the follow-
ing Special Projects Payments
were approved.
District I P.S.J. Dixie Youth
Boys Baseball $250.00
District IV W.H.S. Varsity
Cheerleaders $100.00
P.S.J.H.S. Varsity
Cheerleaders $100.00
District V P.S.J. Dixie Youth
Boys Baseball $300.00
Wewahitchka Wild Thangs
Girls' Softball $250.00
(End)
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion ,by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous (3- 0) vote, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 12:13
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLE1K

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 8, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING


The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in special session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore and Nathan Peters, Jr.
entered at 5:06 p.m., E.D.T.>
entered at 5:09 p.m., E.D.T.>
Others present were: Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
Clerk Leanna Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Official
Michael L. Hammond, Planner
David Richardson, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:04 p.m.,
E.D.T.
'BUDGET
Charles' Weston, of the
Budget Review Committee,
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the County's capital equip-
ment. entered the meeting at 5:06 p.m.,
E.D.T.> He also discussed 'the
Road and Bridge equipment list,
and reported that this depart-
ment has a total of $85,000.00 in
new and previously purchased
equipment. Mr. Weston also
reported that the County has a
total of $392,000.00 in capital
equipment, which is a majority of
the County's debt.
the meeting at 5:09 p.m., E.D.T.>-
He discussed the need for the
County to create a capital equip-
ment list that will help identify
future equipment needs. (list of
equipment, purchase date, miles,
life expectancy, optimum sell
date, and rcpla, ement year). Mr;
Weston rec,:,mrmerndd on behalf
of the Budget Review Committee,
to create a "sinking fund", to
make cash purchases for equip-
ment less than $50,000.00, and
not to make mid- year (unbudget:,
ed) purchases. He also recom-
mended that the Board appoint a
capital equipment committee to.
develop the capital equipment list
for next year's q budget.
Commissioner Traylor discussed
trading- in of "Mack" trucks back
to the dealership after two years
(before the equipment begins to
depreciate). Commissioner Peters
discussed creating an equipment
"condition".list by the end of


February, 2004. Commissioner
Traylor discussed the -time
frames for trade- in of equipment.
Upon inquiry .by Mr. Weston,
Commissioner Traylor agreed
with a short- term capital equip-
ment committee. Commissioner
Traylor then motioned to appoint
Road Department
Superintendent Knee, Assistant
Road Department
Superintendent Flowers, Public
Works Director Shearer,
Maintenance Superintendent
Mark, and Chief Administrator
Butler to serve with a representa.-
tive of the Budget Review
Committee on the Capital
Equipment Committee.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Mr. Weston then discussed
Budget Review Committee Report
#3, stating that the Sheriffs bud-
get request has an increase of
4.2% (in the. amount of
$86,000,00) over the current year
due. to cost of living, State- man-
dated Sheriffs salary, and retire-
ment. The Budget Review
Committee recommended
approval of this budget, but also
recommended hiring of an inde-
pendent insurance consultant to
evaluate the cost of the Sheriffs
tailored insurance policies, and
for the Sheriff to consolidate debt
payments (in the amount of
130,000.00) for vehicles.
Mr. Weston then discussed
the Supervisor of Elections bud-
get request, stating that it has an
increase .of 11.3% over the cur-
rent year, due to State- mandated
Supervisor of Elections salary,
and transferral of a part- time
employee to full- time.. The
Bdidget Review Committee recom-
mended approval of this budget.
Mr. Weston then discussed
the Tax Collector budget request,
reporting that it has an increase
of 3.7% the current this year, dde
to State- mandated Tax Collector
salary. The Budget Review
Committee recommended
approval of this budget.,
Mr. Weston then discussed
the Clerk budget request, report-
ing that it has an increase of
2.2% over the current year, and
the Budget Review Committee
recommended' approval of this
budget.,
:Mr. Weston reported 'that
the Budget Review Committee did,
not'discuss the proposed budget
of the Property Appraiser.
Mr. Weston discussed -the


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Insurance, and the Budget
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insure that the same procedures
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W.H.S. Varsity Cheerleaders
$250.00
Dist. II Wewahitchka 12 '&
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Economic Development
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W.H.S. Varsity Cheerleaders
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l(End)
BUDGET
C lrI-; Brmtrrh urn appte red
before mre B.:,rd r'[: rE,:t that
the proposed 2003- 04 Budget
packets will be presented by July
15th.
There being no further busi-
ness, and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
.by. Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 5:31 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
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