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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 28, 2003
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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Kingfish TourneyLures
Record Field......... Pg. 7s

Beach to Spend Part
of Funds on Bills ..... Pg. 5A

Henry Butts Receives
State Award ........ Pg. 6A

Teachers/District


In Negotiations.

Football Classics
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....Pg. 9A


Kickoff Gridiron .... Pg. 10A
Law Enforcement News.. Pg. 5B
Sports.......... Pgs. 11-12A
Society. ............ Pg. 2-3B
Obituaries ........ Pg.5-6B
Church News. ......... Pg.8B
Classified, L gals. Pgs. 10-128
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JIM FAISON


Faison Named


President of


SE Region

James B. Faison, (Jim), was
promoted to President; Southeast
Region for FairPoint Communi-
cations, Inc. on May 1. GT Com. is
.one of 29 rural local exchange car-
riers owned' by FairPoint
Communications. Inc.
SJim joined GT Com in 1984
and held various positions in
finance and accounting until being
named Vice President/Controller in
1996 and Vice President/
Administration in 2Q00. Prior to
joining GT Com, his experience
included several years with the
Florida Department 'of Natural
Resources and Arthur Andersen,
an international public accounting.
firm. As a native of Port St. Joe;
Florida he has been involved with
various civic and industry organi-
zations during, his career. He
received, a Bachelor's degree in
Accounting from The University of
Alabama in 1977; He is a Certified
Public Accountants and'a member
of the Florida Institute of Certified
Public Accountants as well as. the
American 'Institute of Certified
Public Accounts.
Headquartered in Charlotte,
North Carolina, FairPoint Com-
munications provides telecommu-
nications services to more than 123
communities in 18 states across
the country from Ellensburg,
Washington, to Fort Kent, Maine.


Jim who resides at St. Joe
Beach will remain in Port St. Joe at
GT Comn ir his .new role as
President, Southeast Region.


Budget Hearings


Scheduled for


Taxing Authorities
The budget process for coming
fiscal years nears the finish line in
the next two weeks as final public
hearings are held.
The schedule of final public
budget hearings:
The County Commission will
be 5:01 p.m. ET on Wednesday,
Sept. 3.
The City of Wewahitchka will
hold its public hearing at 6 p.m. CT
on Thursday, Sept. 4.
The Gulf County School
Board holds it final budget hearing
at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The City of Port St. Joe holds
it public hearing on the budget at
5:01 ET on Thursday, Sept. 11.


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USPS 518-880


Hometown Hero Honored



Clifford Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home Dedicated


by Tim Croft
It was in the sky.
Between mournful grays and
weeping outbursts, the sky briefly
quieted last Thursday as the
Clifford Chester Sims Veterans'
Nursing Home was dedicated in'
Springfield.
And the sun, for a-oh so brief
moment,' slipped through, as if
pushed through a front door peep-
hole.
'Beyond kind words from the
governor, thanks from the widow
and the attempts by others to
define the moment, the meaning
was found in the sky.
For while there was plenty of
storm in Sims' life, spawned in seg-
regation, wobbled by orphanage
and homelessness, buffeted and
ended far' too early by war, his
death, how he died, sheds light"
into the man.
And, maybe, offers an ideal, a
place of, staggering and mind-
numbingly instinctual sacrifice
and sheltering of fellow man, that
provides a beacon, draws us, awes
us and causes us pause for a look
inside ourselves.
Sure, the words and songs
were moving, the new nursing
facility a glittering monument to
the men and women who have
served, with 120 beds, 60 specifi-
cally for Alzheimer's patients.
But the day was a celebration
of a Port St. Joe man ard how he
walked, in a far off land-, m a now
seemingly distant time, under har-
rowing circumstances. :,
"He had: to have been more
concerned about his fellow soldiers
and his country and not himself."
said Ret Major Cleo Hogan. who as
a young lieutenant had fate deal
him an unimaginable hand on a'.
'long-ago February night and a
saving ace in Staff Sgt. Clifford
Chester Sims.
On .Feb.. 21,. 1968, .Hogan
found, himself commanding
Company D. 2nd Battalion, 501st
Regiment, l01st Airborne near the
village of Hue in Vietnam only
because the company's command-


This pastel portrait of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Clifford
Sims, by Lynn Haven artist Mary Shellnut, adorns the entrance to the new vet-
erans nursing home in Springfield.


er had .been wounded the day
before.
And when, under withering
'enemy fire in dense tropical jungle,
Hogan urgently called for reinforc-
'ients, it was'mere circumstance
that Sims and his squad were the
firstt on the scene.
Hogan and Sims had never
crossed paths before' that day.
Hogan would, in the end. know
Sims lor roughly the time a couple
of guys can enjoy a cup of coffee.
Under the worst possible con-
ditions.
: In short order Sims would
notice the bunker of ammo aflame,
would warn away his fellow, sol-
diers from the danger and would,
upon hearing the fearful noise of a
live grenade, do what we all would.
like to think we would do, but still


Gulf Commissioners Lower


Millage Rate-$242,000 Cut

Drop Letter of Support for Hospital

Gulf County Commissioners took steps to lower millage rates during
the board's regular meeting and a special workshop session Tuesday after-
noon. : .
Commissioners met with members of, the. Budget Review Committee
during a special meeting just before their regular meeting to hear, a pro-
posal from the group to look at ways to lower millage rates. Chairman of
the committee, Charlie Weston, reviewed ad valorem tax history over the
past three years noting that revenues have increased from $6.199 million
to $8.862 million as county property values have increased.,
Committee members identified $1.392 million dollars in possible cuts
that could be considered by the board. Those dollars were identified in
several categories ranging from debt payment spending that is being
deferred, public works, road and bridge, cash carry forward, insurance;
and several other areas.
Commissioners Billy Traylor and Carmen McLemore took greatest
exception to the cuts. Both commissioners felt the budget and village
rates should stay as they are. The tentative rate had been set at 6.5286
mills which results in a 18.06% tax increase because of the increase in
county wide property values over the past year.
As the board debated the merits of making any adjustments to the
budget it became apparent that the other three commissioners heard a dif-
ferent point of view. Time ran out in the special meeting and the board
went into regular session at six o'clock.
Commissioner Nathan Peters Jr. brought the subject back up at the
end of the regular meeting suggesting cuts of $242,000 be made-
$100,000 from public works, $75,0010 from road and bridge, $15,000 spe-
cial projects, $10,000 GIS, $7,000 EDC and $10,000 Chamber of
Commerce.
Peters put this recommendation in the form of a motion that was sec-
onded by Commissioner Carl Fox and then supported by Chairman Jerry
Barnes; giving it the necessary vote (3-2) to pass. The budget cut equals a
little less than one quarter of a mill reduction in millage rates.
Commissioners are scheduled to hold their first public budget meet-
ing next Wednesday evening, September 3, at 5:01 in the board meeting
room.
DROPS LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR HOSPITAL
Commissioners changed their stance on an agreement they made dur-
ing a special meeting last week to draft a letter of support for Gulf Pines
Hospital to be presented to the Internal Revenue Service as the company
goes through negotiations' for an agreement on Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Commissioners disagreed with a draft of the letter proposed by the
hospital council and voted unanimously not to send that letter to the IRS.
After further discussion Commissioner Billy Traylor moved to withdraw
support to send the letter, regardless of content. Commissioner Carmen
McLemore seconded the motion, which passed 3-2, behind the support of
board Chairman Jerry Barnes.
The sentence that turned commissioners was-"Payments beyond this
offer, under these circumstances, would be so unfair and inequitable that
our local confidence in the system would be damaged."
(See County on Pcge 3A)


silently wonder.


What Roget' simply has no,
words to describe.
Sims' instincts, honed by a life
advanced by .circumstances
beyond his.25 years, by the mili-
tary, by whatever ether that inhab-
its a soul thoughtless only of his.
own, hurled him atop the grenade.
"I wouldn't be here, be stand-
ing here talking to you, if it wasn't
for Clifford Sims," Hogan said last
Thursday in the hallway of the.
nursing facility thatwill formally
Open sometime next month. '
"Me and four or five other guys
were within thiee or four yards of
him when it happened, Some of us,
most of us, would have been killed
or seriously injured if not for him."
And more than 35 years later,
a family, a community, a state,,
remembered, gave thanks that
such men and women, allow us to
walk among them, recalled a bill'
that can never be fully retired and
paused busy lives long, enough to'
remind that sometimes priorities
become skewed.
It was a day that Mary Sims'
Parker, the widow of Clifford Sims,
had waited too long for, yearned so
much for, and could barely contain
her enthusiasm for.
From the' portrait of her late
first husband adorning the front
hallway of the, nursing facility to


the commons area in the rear, she
could not disguise her immense joy
mixed with pride.
She could hardly believe what
could be constructed from what
was little more than woods a year
ago. or that it would provide 'a
memonal to a man she spent far
too little time with in this hife.
"l'm going to remember this
day forever," Mary Sims said. "This
(facility) is just wonderful. The por-
trait is gorgeous, better than I
expected and I expected a lot."
Then she paused, inhaled and
smiled, as if the memories of aman
and who and what he represented
to her, suddenly burst through the
reserve she maintained.
"This is the day for me," she
said quietly, her eyes moist.
By her side was George Parker,
who like Clifford Sims, was a mem-
ber of the company of Marines who.
called themselves the "Delta
Raiders."
It was Parker who, after Gina
Sims, daughter of Mary and
Clifford, logged onto an Internet
web site devoted to the "Delta
Raiders," filled in some of the miss-
ing pieces of the puzzle.
Who provided two -women with
the desperately sought information
about their husband and father,,
See Dedication on Page 12A


7th Annual Scallop Festival


Kickoffs Saturday Morning


'-byTim Croft
The seventh annual Scallop
Festival, a celebration of seafood,
the end of the summer season and
life 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
lastyear 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."
The dozen or so food booths,
offering everything from funnel
cakes to fried eggplant to, BBQ to
the VFW's gumbo and shrimp, will
be located near the corner of Reid
Avenue and Hwy. 71.
More than 40 other vendors are
also registered to set up booths
downtown to display their wares.
There will be live entertainment
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on
Saturday, with the stage and
bleachers set up at the intersection
of Reid Avenue and Third Street.
Entertainers will include The
Buddy Hamnm Band, bluegrass
band Crosscut, Mary Lou Cumbie
and Gloria Langston of Port St. Joe,
the Bremer Sisters from
Wewahltchka, the First Baptist
Church Youth Praise choir and
Expressive Worship Team, Kacy
Lynn and Panama City television
personality Neysa Troutt.
Weatherman Jerry Tabbatt,
from Channel 13 in Panama City,
will serve as emcee.
Port St. Joe native and two-
time Grammy nominated artist Jim
Wood will perform at the Beluga
Cafe at 6 p.m. on Friday and
Saturday nights.
For those who want to get a
jump, literally, on the fun, the


Senior Citizens Center will hold Its
annual bake sale and cake walk.
with barbecue plates tossed into
the culinary mix, at the corner of
Reid Avenue and Cecil Costin Blvd.,'
frOm 4-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug.
'29.
The Scallop Festival opening
festivities will include.the honoring
of winners, in categories from ages
1-14, in a children's poster contest
which had a theme of "Fun in the
Sun."
"It'sone of the highlights of the
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 climb-
ing apparatus. There will also be
face-painting
There will be 15 arts and crafts


Center for which ground will soon'
be broken.
Port St. Joe police offers will
be downtown for assistance and the
Family Life Church w\ll be a relief
. center, where folks can get out of
the heat and get some water.
"Its a total team effort." Stokoe
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


booths, offering everything from fly- $30 by calling the Chamber of
,fishing gear to leather crafts, along Commerce at 227-1223. The scal-
Reid Avenue and downtown busi- lops will be available the day of the
nesses are being encouraged to set festival.


up their wares outside.
A dozen or so non-profits and
civic organizations will also set up
educational and informational
booths.
'* The "Friends of the Library
will have a book sale and book sign-
ing by local author Dwan Hightower
at 324 Reid Ave., on both Saturday
and Sunday.
All proceeds go toward the
expansion of the Port St. Joe
library.
The St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society will be selling wall tiles, on
which children can cast their hand
prints, or the paw prints of a
favored pet.
The tiles will adorn the interior
walls of the new Animal Adoption


Reid 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
Saturday for registration.
Seahorse Water Safari will
conduct three cruises per day for
the public on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday.
The cruises will launch from
the public boat ramp adjacent to
Frank Pate Park and run for about
an hour. Costs vary depending
upon time of the cruises, which will
be 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
(For more information on activ-
ities during the Scallop Festival see
page 3 & 4B).


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, AUGUST 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY. EDITOR


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HJ4,4444e4 14o W4.44 rC4 by Kesley Colbert



Leon Shocked More Than The Hens!


What Makes A Hero


Have you ever stopped to think what you might have done if
you had been Clifford Chester Sims and a live grenade was thrown
at the feet of you and your fellow squad members? ... Pause for a
moment and think about it.
If you did, it's too late. Clifford Chester Sims didn't have time
to pause and think about other possibilities, weigh out the pros
and cons or even debate other options of lesser consequences to
- his personal well being. He just responded instinctively;
Part of the verbiage on his Congressional Medal of Honor cita-
tion reads: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at
the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty........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."
Last Thursday, time was taken to name the new veterans nurs-
ing home in Springfield after Clifford Chester Sims. It is impossi-
ble to understand what elevates a person to make split second
decisions such as the one Sims made during the fighting in the
jungles of Hue province in Vietnam. Sims will forever be remem-
bered as a special person. His country, his state and his commu-
nity will also be forever proud to know he is our hero.



Some Of The Best

'There has been enough said about the current status of Gulf
Pines Hospital over the last few weeks. It appears whatever is going
t6 become of its chapter 11 bankruptcy status should be answered
within the next few weeks. Maybe. one way or the other, the situ-
ation will begin to improve for all concerned.
That's all good and I'm sure nearly everyone in Gulf County
wants to see this worked out in the best interest of the citizens of
the community. We all understand the importance of quality
health care and emergency medical senice to our citizens. We also
understand that every- community hospital in the area has had
more than its share of difficulty trying to make ends meet.
Medical services are easy to take for granted, up to the point
and time that you need them. We need the best medical service
possible and know the best medical service begins with having
some of the bestmedical personnel to administer those services.
If anyone has had a doubt about the quality and dedication of
the staff at Gulf Pines Hospital those questions should now be
answered. Tell me how many people would continue to work with-
out a regular paycheck because they want to do what's best for
their patients.
Many people would have packed their bags and hit the trail at
the first sign of trouble. I don't have a problem with that. nor am
I trying to be critical of any one that has left because of pay prob-
lems. I understand that each employee has to deal with their own
set of circumstances in deciding what's best for them and their
family. What was very interesting to me last week. as I talked to
folks that were involved in this conflict, is that nearly everyone
-seemed to have the best interest of their patients in mind regard-
less of the circumstances.
The.real focus of employees was resolving the pay issue so
they could get back to taking care of the important issues-their
patients.
Whatever happens at the end of this struggle. I hope the citi-
zens of this community are lucky enough to still have this core
group of medical personnel in place to serve our medical needs.


I reckon back when I was
growing up we celebrated Labor
Day by working. I don't remember
any days off, brass bands, banners
'or: dinners on the ground up at the
town square. It wasn't that we
were anti-labor back on the farm,
there was just so much work that
Dad would set those mules dn
cruise-control sometime right after
the 4th of July and he didn't kick
'em out of gear til near 'bout
Thanksgivingl
We didn't miss the holiday
mind you. I think that was mostly
because no'one told us it WAS a
holiday! We just kept plugging
along. Day-after boring dayl Now, if
we could have gotten a few days
off-that would have been reason
to celebrated
It just never crossed our
minds to commemorate something


as basic and commonplace as
work! Silly us thought you were
supposed to do it!
You take those hogs for
instance. They never took a day off
from eating! Somebody had to
gather up some corn. mix it with a
little sorghum, the leftovers from
last night's supper and a few crab
apples and tote that mess down.to
the pen and pour it in the trough
Before we sold off a few shoats in
the fal and butchered one or two
of the choice hogs to carry us
through the winter we'd have' a
right smart passel of pigs to take
care of daily. And I do mean daily!
We might have celebrated
some sort of LIbortbay if we could
have gotten Mr. John Charles
Sasser or one of his boys to come
over and look after our hogs for a
day!
'It was the same thing with the
chickens. We had to gather eggs
everyday And folks, I'm telling you
'cause it Is the Gospel truth-a lot
of mornings those ,hens didn't
want you sticking your cold hand
up underneath them scratching


around for their eggs!
I've been pecked up one side
and down the other! Leon would
take rocks and throw at those'set-
ting hens to dislodge 'em from the
nest. He'd take long sticks and
poke 'em ofi'l And then usually
after he had 'em a right smart
stirred up, he'd order me and
David Mark in to "pick up the
eggst" .
We'd a'figured it a national
holiday if Mom had just let us go
down to Woodrow Keniion's Store
and buy some eggsl
Our chicken coop was
attached to the back of the barn
just like everyone else's. Leon con-
jured up a sure fire plan for safely
gathering eggs. He eased that Far-
mall tractor around as close as he,
could get it to the back wall. He
attached two long wires to the bat-
tery, put on a couple of pairs of
those old Mule work gloves so as
not to get shocked himself and he
proceeded'to lay.those two wires to
the back side of our chickens.
. Folks,- we "gathered up" that
:morning unmolested by man or


beast'
'Course, we didn't have a
chicken lay another egg for three
weeks!
Mother was right concerned
about her "layers". Dad was a tad
more suspicious' He called us out
and I could tell. "things" didn't look
good. We didn't "run much" by our
Father. Leon. quickly explained
about Mars moving closer to earth
and how that impacted the moon's
gravitational pull and, naturally,
that caused the roctterint effect"
that Mr. Berry ha'd taught us
about in science..... Leon assured
Dad, according' to all that Mr.
Berry had reach, it was only a tem-
porary things
It was the first time,that I'd
ever heard about Mars sometimes
passing closer to earth than usual.
Leon kept'all kinds of facts like
that stored in his head....
He told us years ago that the
whole idea of setting aside a
national Labor Day came about
because of a railroad strike back in
1893. According to Leon some guy
See Kesley oai Page 3
I I


We Ought To measure It More...Any Old State CanunsinePlenty
Wee Ought To Teasure It More. ,,Any Old.State Can-HUa unsn6 hPle


I WAS RIDING ALONG the
other day, minding my own busi-
ness, passing the time of day,
when, all of a sudden,'I became
interested in the license tags on
the cars in front of us.
I began reading license tags,
for lack of anything else to read,
and noticed that by far.the biggest
majority of them, were from Flori-
da.
Naturally, they were, since
this is Florida!
But, there was something else
present.
A rain storm..
Then, I began to notice some-
thing. The legend at the bottom of
the tags read, "The Sunshine
State".
That seemed a little out of
place, here of late. It's rained near-,
ly every day.
Not much sunshine has been
able to peek through the clouds
and give Florida its true name.
Shouldn't it now read, 'The
RAINfall State"?


I REMEMBER WHEN we
moved here from Oklahoma, back
in June of 1940. -
It rained all along the way and
it rained nearly every -day for, the
entire month of June.. '
I thought I would grow webs
between my toes.
-At least, I wasn't accustomed.
to so much rain falling so regular-
ly. Why back home, the coming of
rain was time for a celebration. It
was a signal to shed our pants and
shirts and get out to play in the
welcome rainfall.
Rainfall was the abnormal
rather than the nuisance. What we


ETAOIN SHRDLU s


Written by WHesley Ramsey


feared was the sandstorms and
the tornadoes coming to visit.
SIn my few short years in Okla-
homa, I have seen the dust blow-
ing so thick you couldn't see
across the street.
S Arid, on more than one occa-
sion;-tool

SO, DON'T LOOK to me for
any sympathy with your contin-
ued rainfall.
There are states full of people
who would give a lot of money for
the' daily showers we are having.
We just ought to treasure it more.
We should change our state slogan
to highlight our possessing the


untold asset of rainfall!
Any 'old state can have -sun-
shine a plenty.
Take for instance, our neigh-
bor to the north, Georgia. There's
no state in the union with more
and hotter sunshine than Georgia,
in the mid-summer, when it is cot-
ton-picking time.
I sometimes believe people
stopped growing cotton because it
was too hot to mess with at har-
vest time.
And, consider the midwestern
desert country. It gets up to 125
degrees, there, and no rain for a
year or more.

SO, YOU HAD JUST as well
enjoy the daily showers as long as
they persist. There are multitudes
of people who. would love to have
our problems.
Just think, if you would, of the
.number of people and the, great
distances of territory who get
nothing but the extremely dry
breath of a tornado out of a thun-


der front.
The daily showers alert us to
the possible threat of a river flood-
ing or some such problem. but by
and 1 large, it alerts to only prob-
lems with driving and we will be
faced with having to re-plant our
crop of turnip greens.
There's nothing worse than.
having to do without turnip greens
while waiting for them to come up
again.

THE WEATHER FORECAST
is for a few days of scattered show-
ers in this portion of the state, so I
guess we had just as well keep our
umbrellas handy where we can get
our hands on them easily.
I know mine is in my car when
I need it somewhere else, or when
I need it to get from point A to
point B. It's getting pretty dog-
eared this year. Before long, I will
need a new one.
I don't have the contacts, any
more to get a complimentary one.
I'll have to buy this next one after


the last freebee is worn out.
I'll buy one though. I won't be
without an umbrella though I sel-
dom ever use one! I just wait
inside until the shower is over.
I've got plenty. of time now;
since I am retired.

I HAVE BEEN TO Panama
City six times in the last two
weeks and I think it has rained on
us for every trip.
The place which seems to be
getting the most rainfall is that
strip of Highway 98 which goes
through Tyndall Air Base. The
water is standing knee-deep in the
ditches and thigh-deep in portions
of the woods.
Still, the airplanes are flying!
You won't learn much by read-
ing this column. I can't, tell you
how much longer the rains will be,
nor how much moisture they'll
bring. The only thing I can tell you
is: Keep your powder dryl


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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
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Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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County
Commissioners did not consi
er any rewrite of the letter in the
motion to withdraw support.
According to Gulf Pine
Hospital owner Hubert Steeley
hearing will be held Friday to coi
sider a motion to convert the hosp
tal's. Chapter' 11 bankruptcy status
to Chapter 7 (liquidation) or to di:
miss the bankruptcy status alt<
gether.
Board members announce
plans for worker relief efforts th;
would be taking place during tl
course of the day on Wednesda
afternoon in the commission mee
ing room aimed to help hospit
workers experiencing difficult
because of lack of pay. Some of tl
groups that will be present include
United Way, Children's Hor
Society, Catholic Charitie,
Salvation Army and Gulf AR
,Transportation.

Kes
named 'George Pullman owne
most of the railroad cars and he g(
mad because Eugene V. Debs le
the American Railway Union in
strike against his company. If Leo
was right, this Pullmah fellow ha
a lot of sway with then Presider
Grover Cleveland and he talked th
President of the United States int
sending.army troops in to break u
the strike.
It sounds like,another of L. C.
tall tales to me. Leon swore it wa
true He said the following year wa
an election year and so to "mak
up" for sending in the soldier
Cleveland announced that he love
the working man so much he wa
going to "declare and proclaim an
set aside" a special holiday just t
celebrate then! Labor Day official
came into being in 1894.
Now, that's the way Leo
taught it to us. I have never really
been too sold on it, mind you. Leo
also told us that vanilla ice creai
would make you lose your hearing
He was not affected by the ic


d- The board also voted to give
ir $5,000 to the United Way which
will be earmarked for emergency
es disaster relief for employees of Gulf
a Pines Hospital.
n- STUMP HOLE EROSION TEST
'i- Not often in life are things free.
's The board agreed to take Florida
s- Beach Builders, Inc. up on their
3- offer to conduct an experimental
test. along 600. lineal feet of beach
'd at "Stump Hole".
at The beach renourishment test
ae project will likely be monitored by
3y Florida State University and test
t- progress will be recorded.
ly IN OTHER BUSINESS
e -Agreed to several recommen-
te dations from the Planning
le Development and Review Board for
s, plat approval and variances.
C -Set board policy to require
board vote to allow spending for


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d. cream because he had been hit by
ot some gamma rays from a comet
d shower before me and David were
a born....
n I don't clean as many fence
d rows as I used to. I don't have a
it barn to sweep out. I don't haul hay,
ie or cut okra. I buy my bacon and
:o eggs down at the grocery store. I
p reckon I have time now to take off
for Labor Day.
's It also seems that everyone else
is in the world does, too!
is I can't figure out today if we are
:e commemorating the working man
rs or celebrating the last week-end of
d summer! It appears to be more of a
is vacation holiday than anything
d else.
to Listen, I'm not complaining
y" mind you, we could be tending
crops or raking that scum off of the
n pond so the mules could drink or
y easing out tothe barn before day-
n light to have an intimate chat with
n a non-complying milk cow....
g. Let's Celebrate.
2e Kes


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professional services.
-Agreed to request an exten-
sion for the lighthouse keepers
quarters design grant as requested
by Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells.

Wiregrass
Model Railroad
Show Sept 20-21
The 13th Annual Wiregrass
SModel Railroad Show and Sale will
be held Saturday, September 20,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday,
September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. CDT in Dothan, Alabama. The
show site is the main exhibit build-
ing at the National Peanut Festival
Fairgrounds, three miles south of
Dothan on US Hwy 231.
More than 160 tables of model
railroading equipment and sup-
plies are expected to be available
from dealers from throughout the
Southeast. Several large 'model
railroad layouts also will be on dis-
play and in operation throughout
the day.


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Arizona Chemical Celebrates Safety
S! '. I ~ i you wouldn't know it even when
S you touched it," Setterich-said.
i "Everybody in the Port St. Joe plant
has been doing their job, and
knowing their job, every day."
It's the stuff that awards, not
accidents, are made of.


Arizona Chemical plant manager Randy Brockman, front right, presents a plaque recognizing another accident-
free year at the plant to Ben Ranie, chairman of the plant's Central Safety Committee. Pictured behind them are other
members of the committee, from left, John Setterich, Ray Ramsey, Joey Tarantino, Jim Rickards, Mike Faulkenberry
and, safety specialist Vince Williams. Members of the committee not pictured are Barry Nobles and Clyde Cook.


by Tim Croft
An old adage holds that good
things come in threes.
The folks at Arizona Chemical
would like to change that to fours
... fives ... sixes and beyond.-
The plant celebrated a third-
straight accident-free year last
week with a plaque from the parent
office and an understanding that
while great work has been accom-
plished, much remains.
"The journey isn't over," said
plant manager Randy Brockman as
he presented the plaque to mem-
bers of the Central Safety
Committee. "I want to be here next
year giving the committee another
plaque.
'"This is the only plant in
Arizona Chemical which can make
that statement (of being accident-
free for three years). And it really"
takes team work."
That effort, which has captured
most if not all of the 90-plus
employees at the plant, began to
come into fdcus in the mid-1990s,
according.to Ben.Ranie. chairman
df the Central Safety Committee.
It"was then. Ranie said. that
more efficient and''better safety
programs were implemented; when
educating employees about the
machines they operate and how
they operate them became as much
a part of the plant as punching the
clock.
'"There is a higher education
among employees about safety,"
Ranie said.
Since 1995, plant officials have
undertaken the correction of poten-
tially hazardous working condi-
tions while the Central Safety

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Offered at GCCC
The Health Sciences Division of
Gulf Coast Community College will
present a Basic Perioperative
Nursing Theory and Lab course
every Thursday from September 4
to October 30, from 3:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences
building in room 306.
The course is designed to intro-
duce students to perioperative sur-
gical nursing with focus on intra-
operative nursing. Individuals who
attend the series of lectures will'
receive a. certificate of completion
in Basic Perioperative Nursing
Theory. To obtain a Certificate of
Completion in Perioperative
Nursing, participants must also
complete the cooperative 150 vol-
untary clinical hours. An addition-
al cost of $9 for liability, plus regis-
tration fees are required.
The prerequisite for the class is
current proof of licensure as a reg-
istered nurse in the state of Florida
or current third term nursing stu-
dent;
The cost of the course is $150
and a textbook is required and
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36 contact hours are approved, for
Nursing Course #CEH0822 and
Section: 0010. The instructor is
Libby McNaron, RN, CNOR, CST,
BSN, MS, Surgical Technology
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Committee set out to change
employee behavior.
"Now, if something needs to be
fixed, people know something will
be done about,it," Ranie said. "You
have to have good leadership. It
starts at the top."
And at the grassroots level, a
host of safety programs have been
implemented by the facility's safety
committee, which has constantly
challenged its employees to be
smarter and safer.
'The Central Safety Committee
has really changed our outlook,"
Brockman said.
For example,' one program

implemented includes employee
surveys of various jobs and sites
around the plant.
An employee will ask another if
they can observe the other at work,
noting any potential safety issues
or concerns, asking questions, etc.
Ranie. said roughly 70 percent
of all employees now participate in
that particular program.
"It's contagious,"''said Vince
Williams, the plant's safety special-
ist., "And it increases education and
knowledge of what's godfig'On in the
plant.
"It's a team effort, but it's an
individual effort. Everybody has to
be looking out for everybody else."
Or, as John Setterich of the
Central Safety Committee, said,
"It's like being at the free throw
line" with the game on the line.
The number one danger, as
would be expected of a plant mak-
ing products such as resins and
adhesives, is thermal burns,
Setterich noted.
Some of those products come
through the lines at 280 degrees -
centigrade.


"Everything out there is so hot


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Spend Part of Duren Funds on Pressing Bills


by Tim Croft
Raise millage rates or use
money on hand to meet pressing
bills.
SIn the end, the equation was
simple to solve for the Mexico Beach
City Council, as well as the dozen or
so folks who attended a special
meeting of the council last week.
The council approved a resolu-
tion tabled a week earlier during its
regular monthly meeting, deciding
to use part of the proceeds from the
sale of what is known as the Duren
property to pay a mountain of bills.
When it recently sold the Duren
property, located 'at 3700 U.S. 98,
council members decided to, by res-
olution, put the profits, roughly
$450,000 plus some interest, into a
separate account.,
The money was earmarked to
address the debt from a $3.9 million
loan from the city of Gulf Breeze,
particularly to build a reserve which
'would ultimately be used to pay a
$1.5 million balloon payment on the
loan which will c6me due in 2021.
However, with a series of expen-
ditures threatening to seriously con-
strain the city's finances, the coun-
* .cil was faced with a choice between
raising millage rates above the cur-
rent 4.6 mills or to tap into the
Duren proceeds.
The pressing bills include
$85,000 for-a study of impact fees,
$65,000 for a new boat trailer park-
ing lot 'n land leased fromArvida, a
state audit which it has been esti-
mated will cost in excess of $70,000
and the bill for.the ongoing federal
.class action latisuito out of California
concerning bonds issued in the
city's name, which has cost the city
some $55,000 to date as it tries to
extricate itself from the suit.
A resolution to provide the City
Council.with the flexibility to use
the Duren proceeds was tabled two
weeks ago, but during last week's
special meeting the climate had
clearly changed.
Several citizens took the podi-
um to wonder why the council
would, even. hesitate, to spend the
Duren proceeds as opposed to rais-
ing taxes.
"The council has the responsi-
bility to be stewards of the taxpay-
ers', money;,r said resident Bill
Stroud.
He noted that sone of the debts
were the result of the actions of past
administrations. that inflation will
erode the value of, the Duren pro-
ceeds m time and that the balloon
pay1mertt nas.stiil 1 Iye-ars away.
It made onl\v g_-qd business
sense to address' debts now rather
than wait.
"Pay off your debts," Stroud
continued. "If you have the money,
use it. I don't want to see my taxes
go up."
Resident Al Cathey, however,,
disagreed. He said the council was
right to tuck the Duren proceeds
away to address the Gulf Breeze
loan in the future and that to
reverse course would be ill-serving
Sthe.'citizens.
"You aren't showing the disci-
pline you said you were going to
have when you sold the property,"
Cathey said. "You are going to mort-
gage our future away with no plans
on how you are going to replace
.(that money)."
Cathey was a lone voice in the
wilderness. When an infornial vote
of those in the audience was taken,
all agreed. the Duren proceeds
should be used on mounting bills
now.
Cathey had left the meeting'
when the informal vote was taken.


Mayor Kathy Kingsland noted
several reasons to provide the coun-
cil some flexibility.
With growth in the city. boom-
ing, the 'impact fee study, which is
required by law to provide the basis
for any change in the city's impact
fees, will pay for itself a number of
times over.
Councilwoman Christine
Brinkmeier agreed.
That study could also provide a
tool to the city to lower water and
sewer fees to current residents.
Kingsland said the state audit
was only approved by 20 percent of
the voters and that an even smaller
number of residents supported the
Duren property purchase,, as boat
trailer parking,, in the first place or
wanted it to remain in city hands.
Further, the state audit had
already cost the city some $20,000
in employee time and effort on,
addressing the questions and heeds'
Sof auditors.
"Do we pay for it with the mill-
'age rate or the mo~ey we have avail-
able?" Kingsland asked rhetorically.
"I say we should use what's avail-
able."
City administrator Paul
Sabiston noted that the city could
still pay some pressing bills ,and
have enough of the Duren proceeds
remaining to possibly refinance the
Gulf Breeze loan, eliminating the
balloon payment issue altogether.
Councilman Bud Jones said he
was originally "100 percent" against
the: resolution to provide council
with-flexibility on using the Duren
proceeds;, but added that'after fur-
ther consideration it was "stupid"
not to use the money rather than
raise taxes.
The council voted 4-0 for the;
resolution. Councilman Chuck
Risinger was absent.
The council also approved staff
to spend some $236,000 of the
money immediately for the impact
fee study, state audit, boat trailer
parking lot and the bond litigation.
The city may soon have to
spend another $110,000 for
improvements at Canal Park and
canal dredging costs of, some


$100,000.
In other business during the
special meeting:
The council accepted a
$71,000 offer from the Florida
Department of Transportation, in
lieu of condemnation, for roadway
land leading to Canal Park.
The strip of land is needed for
the future expansion of the bridge.
over the canal at the western edge of
town.
Approved, with stipulations, a
proposal from the Community
,Development Council, to establish
new offices and a welcome center on
city-owned land adjacent to Canal
Park.
The CDC is proposing to move,
the old Hideaway Marina building to
what is called the Greene property
next to Canal Park and estabhsh a
park and welcome, center.
It would also 'give the CDC,
which currently inhabits a corner
office in the Civic Center; its own
office'space.
Since the Greene property was
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sign off on the proposal, which
Sabiston said had occurred.
The CDC will fund landscaping
and improvements for the park,
including restrooms, as well as the
moving of the Hideaway Marina
building.
The citywill work with the CDC
on the plans for improving the park
and a lease agreement.'
"It could be a really great park,"
Sabiston said.
Public works director John
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Henry "Papa" Butts HURRICANE WARNING


Receives Service Award rare
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by Tim Croft J. I
A calculator would likely be '' -P
unnecessary to ascertain the num-
ber of people who have been fortu- -- "
nate to live long enough to enjoy.
their child's 50th wedding anniver-
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than one hand.
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Henry and Lena Mae Butts, who
last week enjoyed their 74th feel j STORM AND SECURITY SHUTTERS
free to take a moment to ponder- M A N S E ST
that one wedding anniversary.
Somewhere in between Henry's
stretcher runs with Gulf County ,
ARC/Transportation. '
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spending this, his 93rd year on this ....
past eight years, working for Gulf [. .I I '
County ARC/Transportation, help-
an extra couple of hands for o e e
This, just shortly after finally : 3
giving up a spot behind the wheel.
His work, in turn, earned Butts.
a particular distinction earlier this '
month when the' Florida ilenry and Lena Mae Butts recently celebrated their 74th, that's right,
Commission for the Transportation 74th, wedding anniversary.
Disadvantaged, at its annual state
conference in Orlando, honored
Butts with its "Dedicated Service
Award" for .2003. --
,Not that he knew until the 1 r 11I !
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Butts was told he was going to
Orlando, on a day he was sched- A NEW APPROACH
uled to work, to see Glenda IS TO LEARNING TO PLAY PIANO
Whiting, executive director of Gulf
County ARC/Transportation, FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS' "
receive an award. The owner and founder of a unique method has moved
"It was a surprise to me," Butts
said recently while reclining in his to the Port St. Joe area and is now accepting students.
living room, the glint in his eye, the The studio has been in operation for the past 13 years in 0 Buiiding quality home products since 1955 ldS
qutc nwry sen se rof humor belying St. Louis, Missouri and in existence for the past 30 Factory direct pricing- BestValue In Shutters! u Ill mg Supply
the snow" on the roof and thick bi- L '" 30 i,:
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Transportation, can provide the evaluation is offered to each student. Additional In house Engineering Department
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And regardless of how he feels, 227-2522. P 0 Box 605"
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Henry Butts, a sprightly 93, recently was honored with a "Distinguished
Service Award" 'from the Florida Commission for the Transportation
Disadvantaged.


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Page 6,


been too shabby to Henry Butts.
As a 19-year-old in Brooklyn,
Ala., he eloped in August of 1929
with the girl he had first laid eyes
on just three months earlier.
They've been together ever.
since, bringing nine children into
the world who begot 15 grandchil-
dren, 27 great-grandchildren and
three. great-great-grandchildren.
They've outlived three of their
children, and also lived long
enough to see at least one child
mark a significant milestone.
"Not many people get to go to
their kid's 50th anniversary," as
daughter Mavis pointed out.
Not that the marriage started
smoothly.
Lena Mae was just 14. They
had to elope to Crestview Florida
had more flexible laws than
Alabama back then to marry.
Lena Mae's father said if he ever
saw Henry, the man who stole his
daughter, again, he'd shoot him
stone cold.
"I was never considered a thief,
but I stole her," Butts said with a
grin.
Lena Mae's father eventually'
came around and the couple ulti-
mately moved to- Port St. Joe in
1933 where they have, more or
less, remained since.


Together. When he's on the
road, Henry always checks in on
his wife, letting her know he's
alright, making sure she's alright.
Every conversation still ends,
Whiting noted, with an "I love you"
from Henry.
S Their staying power, however,
is much simpler, according to
Henry Butts.
"She didn't know where the
hell else to go," he said, the twinkle
returning to his eyes as he added
that his jobs also took him away
from the home a bit. "She puts up
with a lot and I still put up with a
lot."
Whiting added, "I don't know of
anybody who has ever been around
Mr. and Mrs. Butts, I never heard a
bad word about them. They are
just good people."


Possibly there would be one.
The guy who, during a local
league softball game, hit the ball so
hard at Henry Butts it knocked him
off his feet.
When the man rushed to make
sure Butts was alright, Butts calm-
ly picked up the ball, .tagged him
and notified the batter that he was
out.
And that, maybe, provides a
snapshot of Henry Butts.
Who was the most valuable
player of his softball league long
after earning his AARP card.
Who continued to play softball
as well as fish on an almost daily.
basis well into his 80s.
Who has stayed married to the
same woman, on- whom the sun'
still clearly rises and sets, for as
long .as the average life span of the


American male.
And who continues to work, in,
distinction and with rather stun-
ning humor, at 93.
"I don't know what the secret
is," Henry Butts replied to a query
about his long, active life,."but I try
to live right."
The proclamation that went
with Henry, Butts' "Dedicated
Service Award" from the Florida
Commission of the Transportation
Disadvantaged read in part:
S"(Mr. Butts') physical vigor and
youthful spirit can, and surely
have, inspired even the most faith-
less to rediscover the gifts they
might have taken for granted.
"Mr. Butts is a comfort to the
aging and aged, and reassurance to
, all the even in later years, life never
has to be'enjoyed any less."


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* or comforting remark in the bar-
gain.
"He tells people as we pick
them up that there is 156 years of
experience in that van and I don't
look a day over 85," Whiting said
with a laugh.
"If I need him, I call him and
he's there in five minutes."
SThe question, however, begs to
be asked, why when he can enjoy
the life of retirement, rocking in his
recliner, sitting in a boat pole in
hand or hacking away on the links,
is Henry Butts still working?
At 93 years ofage, for crying
,out loud.
Butts smiles, as if wondering
where exactly the question is.
"I've always been active," he
said simply. "I like to keep doing
things and I like meeting people.
"And when you come into the
office from working and your boss
hugs your neck, you can't hardly
quit a job."
S Then, his face widening a bit
more, the mischief dancing in his
eyes as he glances at Whiting, he.
continued, "I like to work and they
are not too mean. They-treat me
-.real well." :.....
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dedicated Monday afternoon in
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prayer -of dedication by Rev.
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addressed by Charles
Whitehead who praised the
efforts of the community. "My
participation was. financial," he
said. "It took the hard work of
the community to build the
library."
Representative Bev Kilmer
was present to offer her con-
gratulations and to announce
that she will be sending copies
of her children's book, "Little
Boo Boo's Magic Touch" to the
library. Representative Kilmer
was instrumental in the suc-
cess of the project, supporting
the grant and spearheading the.
effort to get the Department of
Transportation to assist in the
walkways and concrete work.
Special recognition, was
given to Alan and Marlene
McNair who refused to give up
on their dream of having a new
library in Wewahitchka, devot-
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by Tim Croft
Negotiators trying to hammer
out an agreement between the
school district and its employees
hit their thumbs on the issue of
insurance last week.
Meeting at Wewahitchka High
School last Thursday, the sides
nearly reached agreement but
stumbled over the: district's contri-
bution to employee health insur-
ance.
The sides have agreed on the
pay issue.
Representatives of the Gulf
County Education Association
(GCEA) offered a two percent raise
for teachers, effective July 1, and
35 cents per hour, roughly two per-
cent depending on job category, for
non-instructional personnel.
Both pay proposals are above
the annual incremental raise,
which averages about 1.12 percent
across the salary scale, that
employees with more than three
S years experience.receive.
District negotiator .Jerry
Copeland accepted both offers.
A one percent raise for teach-
ers is equal to just under $57,000,
according to numbers.provided by
the district.
However, the two sides failed to
finalize an agreement when they
balked at each other's proposal on
insurance.
The unioffs initial offer includ-,
ed a proposal that the district pay
90 percent of the employees
monthly premiums on health
insurance.
The district currently pays
$225 per month, about 75 percent.
With rates unknown at this
time they do not take effect until
Jan. 1 the district countered with
an offer of an extra $10 per month,
bringing the district's contribution
to $235 per month.
For the six months remaining
in the 2003-2004 fiscal year from
Jan. 1 when the new rates take
effect through the June 30 end of
the fiscal year the cost of the dis-
trict's counterproposal. would be
roughly $8,280.
The district w'as offering the
same insturArce proposal to non-
instructional employees. an addi-


tional $10 per month, bringing the
district's contribution to $235 per
month.
"What money we have on the
table represents all the money we'll
be able to put into salary and ben-
efits this year," Copeland said.
Copeland added that, should
the union choose, the pool of dol-
lars could be distributed different-
ly, with more money used for
insurance than raises.
However, the total number of
dollars was arrived at only after
two executive sessions among the
superintendent and School Board
members, underscoring that this
was the best the district could do
this year.
Judged by the conversation
across the negotiating table, it was
also clear that the district desired
to settle the contracts with teach-
,ers and other :employees .quickly,
starting a new year with a quick
and collegial settlement with the
union.
During the most recent School
Board meeting,, Superinte.nderit
Jerry Kelley urged. as much to a
union representative at, the meet-
ing, expressing his hope that the
contracts could be settled immedi-
ately., ,.
The district,' offer, however.
fell short for those on the other
side of the table.
And although the two !percent
raise was the union's proposal and'
one they will have to live with after
the district accepted, the senti-
ment on the union side o"f the table
was that ratification by the rank-
and-file could be a tricky proposi-
tion.
GCEA president Judy
Campbell said have watched the
rise in property taxes and revenue
into the district and understand
that conditions have changed since
the paper mill closed five years ago,.
cutting a huge s wath through the
district's budget.
Getting 'a contract ratified
which included a tvwo percent pay
raise, regardless of what happens
with the insurance plan, in which_
25 percent of teachers do not even'
participate, could prov:e problemat-
ic., Campbell suggested.
It was could be a hard-sell, she


essentially said, to convince teach-
ers that the district had just
$114,000 for teacher raises.
"(The rank and file) know how
much money this district is bring-
ing in," Campbell said, "We are not
in the same position we were in five
years ago.
"I think we will have a very
hard time getting a two percent
raise ratified."
.Under the new proposed salary
sale, a first-year teacher would
make roughly, $1,000 more annu-
ally than, for example, a first-year
teacher in Bay County.
However, district teachers
begin to slide behind other local
districts as.they gain experience
and move up the salary scale, said
Tom Wazlavek, executive director
of GCEA.
In any case, Wazlavek told
Copeland that the union was not
comfortable acting on the district's
offer without knowledge of what
insui-ance rates would be for the,
next year.
He said Blue Cross/Blue
Shield, which provides the insur-
ance plan for district employees,
should be able to provide at least a
fairly accurate estimate of rates by
mid-September. though Copeland
noted that, by law, they are not
bound to provide rates for the next
year until the end of October.
Wazlavek, however,, said; with-
out the rates, it was impossible,
Despite Copeland's stated desire to
settle the contracts that night, :to
comprehensively assess the dis-
trict's offer.'
"We're going to hold onto the
offer until we get inew. rates,"
Wazlavek said. "If there is no rate
increase, this should be fairly easy
:o conclude, but if there' is an
increase we are going to have to do
some more talking."
The sides will meet again Sept.
18 at the district offices in Port St.
Joe.
As for non-instructional per-
sonnel, the two sides agreed to a
proposal to -establish a joint dis-
trict/unon committee to formulate
a uniform salary scale for all job
classifications.


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.Football Classics Kickoff Gridiron Season


The Port St. Joe Sharks and
the Wewahitchka Gators are going
through final preparations for their
upcoming kick-off classics this
week.
The Sharks will host Cotton-
dale tonight (August 28) at 8:00 ET;
while the Gators will host South
Walton County on Friday at 7:30
,CT.
Admission to the classics will
be $4.00 per person, with no
reserved seating. Gold Cards will
not be honored, as the classics are
under FHSAA rules.
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.
Top returners for the Sharks
are: running back/linebacker
Randall Johnson, wide receiver/
defensive back Raye Bailey, quar-
terback Kenny McFarland, full-
back/linebacker Jake Owens, line-
backer Victor Hamilton, running
back/outside linebacker Brandon
Thomas, wide receiver Ash Parker,
linebacker Nick Reynolds, lineman
Alltel Invests Over
$13.3 Million in
Panhandle Network
Improvements
Alltel has added or expanded
digital wireless phone service in
nine Port St. Joe-area communities
as part of a more than $13.3 mil-
lion improvement project in the
region.
In 2003, Alltel is investing
more than $67.6 million to expand
and improve its wireless network in
Florida, of which more than $13.3
million will be invested in the
Florida Panhandle.
"Alltel is committed to getting it
right for customers and what they
want is a reliable digital wireless
network that's available where they
travel, work, live and play," said
Carlin Steed, vice president and
general manager for Alltel's
Panhandle region..
The new or improved transmis-
sion sites include: SR 12 in the City
of Bristol; SR20 and SR73 --in-
Clarksville; along Hwy 98 :in
Apalachicola; SR71 and SR22 in
Wewahitchka; SR65 and SR20 in
Hosford; Lake Wimico between
Apalachicola and Port St. Joe; City
of Port St. Joe; City of Eastpoint;
and City of Carrabelle.
Nationally, Alltel will spend
more than $700 million in 2003 to
expand and improve its wireless,
network.
Alltel's digital wireless service
delivers improved privacy, longer
battery life and increased fraud
protection. Digital service allows
customers to add nationwide call-
ing plans such as Alltel's Total
Freedom and National Freedom,
allowing digital customers to use
their package minutes virtually
anywhere in the United States with
no roaming or long-distance
charges.
For customers new to digital
wireless service, features include
caller ID, voice mail, and Alltel's
Access data services such as wire-
less Internet, e-mail, text messag-
ing and wireless applications
including games, picture sharing
and ring tones.
For more information and to
obtain clear digital wireless servic-
es, call 1-800-255-8359 or visit any
nearby Alltel retail store or kiosk.


(951-2003



Happy Birthday Deb
from all of us who

love you and

will keep you in

our hearts forever.


Diane, Karen, Noe,
Jan, Vicki, Peggy,
Deda, Barbara,
and Donna


A. J. Spires, lineman Zack Norris,


lineman Bennie Tiller, and defen- sive back Antonio Smiley.


Front row, left to right, Vic Hamilton; Dion Henry, Garrett Garland, Brandon Thomas, Sidney Harris, Sam
Amerson, Stephen Dykes, Josh Dailey, and Kenny McFarland. Second row, from left, Jake Owens, Randall Johnson,
Zack Norris, Nick Reynolds, A. J. Spires, Ryan Wood, Jordan Todd, Bennie Tiller, and Antonio Smiley. Back row, from
left, Coach Kenny Parker, Coach Kesley Colbert, head Coach John Palmer, Ash Parker, Raye Bailey, Stephen Besore,
Coach Chuck Gannon, Coach Mike Bullock, and Coach Curtis Ray;


2003 WEWAHITCHKA GATORS-Bottom row, from left, T. J. Easter, Tony Fridley, Jacob Jackson, Trey Goodwin,
Kody Bidwell, Blake Norris, Sean Bierman, Hunter Nunnery, Dee Baker, and Johnny Jones. Second row, from left:
Kyle Luckie, Scott Hightower, Chris Lewis, Roy Suber, Ben Holley, Steve Peak, Will Strange, J. J. Roberts, Justin Suber,
and Joey Shipman. Back row, Chris Johnson, Jimmy Robbins, Anthony Robinson, Ryan Ranie, Brad Sanders, and
Blaine Pitts. Fourth row, coaches Windell Jackson, Richard Hollensworth, Daniel Miller,/Mary Holley, Charles
Winchester, Charles Fortner, and Rashed Brown. Cheerleaders, from bottom to top, left to right, Ashley Smith, Randi
Chancey, Crystal Vertrees, Jessica Wells, April Pridgen, Sara Whittington, Jenny Wigglesworth, Jasmine Ward,
Jessica Stoppelbein, Courtney Wood, Laura Husband, Amber Mitchell,
Fritz Stoppelbein, Kyle Millirons, and Daniel Ward. I


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The Sharks are coached by
John Palmer, who is in his third
season.
"We're excited about getting
started," said head coach John
Palmer. "We had a great summer,
and our kids really worked hard in
the weight room. We know we have
a tough road. ahead of us with some
good teams in the district in
Blountstown, Liberty County and
Wewahitchka. But our kids are
eager for the challenge and are
ready to get the season started.
The Gators are returning seven
players on offense and defense who
saw significant playing time last
season. Wewahithcka is looking to
improve last season's 3-7 record
under the guidance of new head


coach Charlie Winchester.
Top offensive returners for the
Gators are, quarterback Hunter
Nunnery, receiver/defensive back
Steve Peak, lineman T. J. Easter,
lineman Anthony Robin-son, line-
man Jimmy Robbins, linebacker
Johnny Jones, defensive back Will
Strange, and fullback/linebacker
Blake Norris.
"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 better each day."


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SHARK 1UU0 LUB
PORT 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;


and have your name added to the list.
Bull Sharks
Port Inn
Roberson & Friedman, P.A. -
Sonny & Sandra Chafin
Sun Coast Laivn & Landscaping
Tarpon Title Inc.
The Star
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This year the Shark 100 Club offers memb
team at the
Level Amount Member
Sand Sharks $50 Parents of Shark athletes


Tiger Sharks $100


Bull Sharks,


$500


Tiger Sharks
Bank Trust of Florida
Bayside Financial Corporation
Clayton Concrete Inc.
Cox & Associates Inc.
CQ Development LLC
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Fred & Carolyn Witten
Greg & Linda Johnson
GT Com '
Hannon Insurance Agency
Harry & Ann Tison
Kesley & Cathy Colbert
Mel & Helen Magidson, Jr.
Michael L. Hammond
Reeves Furniture Shop
Rex & Denise Strickland
St. Joe Ace Hardware
Stephen.& Becky Norris
Tracy & Rachel Browning
ers the opportunity to be.a part of the winning
following levels:
Benefits
1 Shark 100 hat


Individuals, business and Organizations




Individuals, business and Organizations


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


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
Banner at football games
Reserved parking at football games

Contact:
Ralph C. Roberson
Roberson & Friedman, P.A.
(850) 227-3838


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The first unit train of petroleum coke, roughly 100 rail cars, were loaded this week at Material Transfer Industries as the company cranks up its business,
and provides a little momentum for the Apalachicola Northern Railroad to boot. MTI has contracted to facilitate the shipping of pet coke from Louisiana to a
utility near Palatka.
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County Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr., recently presented a S500
check to the Domestic Violence Task Force. Accepting were Pam Martin, coor-
dinator; and'Port St. Jde!acting Police Chief'James Hersey,'chairman.
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Motorists on Garrison Avenue should
beware new stops signs were posted at
20th Street which transformed that intersec-
tion into a four-way stop.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Holiday Closing
Five Points Landfill and Wetappo Landfill will
be closed Monday, September 1, 2003 for
Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday,
September 2nd, 2003 at our regular hours of


operation.


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Tiki, a male jack russell/beagle
cross (pictured); Peachie, a sandy
colored female lab mix pup about 3
1/2 months old; Polly, a multi-col-
ored female kitty, four months old;,
* Sam, a year old tan colored lab,
neutered and FREE; Turbo, a
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already neutered with shots,
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Homer, a nice cream colored
lab male; Stumpy, a Boston bull
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months old; and a large number of
kittens. Please come see!
During the month of July,
twelve dogs land seven cats were
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sixteen cats were euthanized; none
were returned to owners. For more




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Port St. Joe vs Cottondale
August 28th 8:00 PM EST
Florida Gators vs San Jose State
August 30th 6:00 PM EST
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Apalachicola vs Jacksonville
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August 29th 7:30 PM EST
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Gov. Jeb Bush and Mary Sims Parker cut the ribbon on the new veterans' nursing home in Springfield, while, from left, Col. Rocky McPherson, executive
director of the Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs, George Parker, Mary Sims Parker's husband, Mary's daughter Gina, Rep: Allan Bense, R-Panama City,
and state Sen. Charlie Clary, R-Destin, assist.


3-


Dedication from Page I


about the sort of soldier, the man,
he was.
"We had a great bunch of guys
over there but he was'very mature
and he understood what our mis-
sion was," Parker said last week as
he stood next to Mary.
In what, as Gov. Jeb Bush
would label it, a "made-for-televi-
sion-movie" moment, Mary and
George Parker ultimately wed and
now live in.Kentucky.


Martha Shellnut, a Lynn
Haven artist, painted Sims' portrait
from old photographs she was pro-
vided, a portrait which would hang,
in varying sizes, around the new
veterans facility.
Shellnut said.she was inspired
by Sims' story, as she was by. the
memory of her late husband, a mil-
itary veteran who recently passed
away.
That combination provided,


she said, her muse to capture for
posterity a man she never knew or
laid eyes on, but who seemed to be
looking over her shoulder with each
stroke of pastel, just as he is jaun-
tily looking over his own in the por-
trait Shellnut crafted.


And so, the state's fourth veter-
ans' nursing home, on Tram Road
in Springfield. The $11 million
facility, $4 million, from the state
and $7 million from the feds, will
eventually employ 150 and inject a
payroll of some $6 million into the


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Mary Sims Parker, widow of Clifford Sims, holds her, and Clifford's,
grand-daughter Kristin Townsend, inside the nursing home named in Clifford
Sims' honor.


The friends and family of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Clifford
Sims pose for a photograph in the main hallway of the, veterans' nursing
home named in his honor.


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"I felt like he was there with
me," Shellnut said. "This was easy
to say yes to when I wias asked.
This was something I could do for
my husband and all the men in the
military.
"I feel like I'm giving something
back."
Gov. Bush also spoke, during
dedication ceremonies jostled by
cloudbursts, of paying back and
paying tribute, "to the men and
women who allow us to pursue the
dreams we have."
The responsibility for us, the
governor noted, was "to pay tribute
with deeds rather than words."


community.
It will help serve the second-
largest, and fastest-growing veter-
ans' population in the country at
just under two million. The
Alzheimer's beds are badly needed.
During a walk-through last
week it required no medical sheep.
skin to understand it was a stat'-
of-the-art facility, spacious;,well-
appointed and soon-to-be equipped
with the latest technology.
And for as long as it stands it
will wear the name, the face, the
legacy of an ordinary man who in
the crucible of war made an
extraordinary choice.


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Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to Mary Sims, widow of Clifford Sims, and Ret.
Major Cleo Hogan, whose life was saved when Sims jumped on a live.
grenade in Vietnam. Hogan's report of the incident ultimately'led to Sims'
being a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.


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Sickness symptoms are most confusing, for many dis-
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pay before the plan benefits become effec-
tiye. To encourage you to seek routine den-
tal care, diagnostic and preventive care.pro-
cedures often are exempt from the
FDC A I0 deductible.
Co-payment: Most plans require you
to pay a portion of the fee. For example, you.plan may pay 80% of
the fee for a filling, requiring you to pay the other 20%. The per-
centage may vary depending on the procedure.
Usual, Customary, and Reasonable (UCR): A UCR plan
pays a percentage of the fee if: 1) the fee is the "usual" fee charged
by the dentist for.that particular service; 2) the fee is in the range
charged by other, area dentists; 3) the fee is "reasonable."
Sometimes, patients have been told that, "Fees are above the usual
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 28, 2003 Page 1B


Kingfish Tourney Lures Record Field


A splash of rain and a wvater-
spout proved little match for the
mettle of a record field last week-
end for the seventh annual Mexico
Beach Artificial Reef Association
Kingfish Tournament.
A record 179 boats participat-
ed, up 40 from last year alone,
which will translate into a signifi-
cant boost to the coffers of the non-
profit organization devoted to con-
structing artificial reefs in permit
areas off Mexico Beach.
"This was the best tournament
we have ever had" said tournament
director Ron Childs of the MBARA.
"It was fantastic."
Not only did the tournament
draw a record number of partici-
pants, but the aim of the turning
the annual event into a two-night
social event, transforming what
was a simple fishing tournament
into a calendar-circling shindig,
came into further focus.
More than 1,000 showed up for
both the kickoff party and the
dance and awards ceremony which
sandwiched the time on the water.
"Not only did we set a record
for number of boats, but the big
party at the El Governor on Friday
* night had over 1,000 people, and
then we did it again for the awards
and dance on Saturday night at
Toucan's," Childs said.
Those numbers, it should be


This 32 pound king took top money 1($3,000) in this past weekend's. Kingfish Tournament. It was caught by Bobby
Trawick, left, and Charity Kemp, right. Shown with them is Cheshire Trawick, center.
2. Tighten Up, Jimmy Hughes, 28.4
($1,000); 3. Get Ya Sum, David Gu f Coast Co-op and
Miller 27.1F5 ($750)1.


Wahoo: Peggy Sue, Robert
Hutson, 44.7 pounds ($1,000).
Spanish Mackerel: Y Knot,
Greg'Gaskin, 5.15 ($500).


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Robert Hutson, third from right, boated this 44.7 pound wahoo which
took 51,000 a-id first place in the wahoo division. Shown with him are Jason
Key, Sam Harder, Miss Kingfish Anna Hodges, Robert Hutson, III, Pete
Herndon, Lorraine Rich, and Hank Crane.


noted, could rot be accommodated
without a small army of tourna-
ment volunteers.
"So many people, have volun-
teered to help with the tournament
and I just want to thank them all,"
Childs said.
The weather, which has been of
the. 40-days-and-40-nights variety.
of late, generally cooperated.
According to..MBARA member
Carol Cox, there was a waterspout
which may have docked a few boats
early, but the rain largely stayed on
either side of the fishing for the
bulk of the day..
The largest fish of the tourna-
ment, worth $1,000, was a 44.7-
pound wahoo snagged by David
Miller.
The largest prize, $3,000, went
to Bobby Trawick and Charity
Kemp, who brought in the heaviest
kingfish at 32 pounds.
With the count of reefs built
since 1997 at more than 80, Childs
said the large tournament turnout
"-ill just add another reef for us."
Results from the Kingfish
Tournament:
Kingfish: 1. Boat Cheshire Cat,
caught by Bobby Trawick and
CharityKemp, 32 pounds ($3,000);











Indian Pass Raw Bar- this place has cap-
tured the market on "unique dining". The
Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the area's
best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab legs and
variety of similar delectables. The semi-self
service restaurant offers great atmosphere
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
recently partnered with The
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in Education programs. The pro-
gram is designed to be used as an
educational tool in local class-
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"Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
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participating in this project"
Gulf Coast Electric will spon-
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bedroom, two bath, sleeps 10. I l il
Outside shower, laundry .
room. Large screened porch.
Furnished (a few exclusions)
and ready to go. Approx. :
1,500 sq. ft. MLS#96852. Call
Margaret Fletcher, Realtor 866-654-0999.

/ $360,000 C30-rLANEr
S. Custom builc three bedroom.
S, two bath, less than three years
.R gold. Close to beaches and boa-
Stramps. Big beautiful kitchen.
gameroom. Ceramic tile and
~ hardwood floors throughout.
-. Vaulted ceilings in
S kitchen/dining/living area.
MLS#96773. Call John Mazzanovich, Realtor' 800-411-3717.
FOXFIRE 0 a
Cape San Bas Bayfront Cap a ,
Four bedroom, four bath
home has ear in kitchen. fire- ".
place, guest apartment, bal- ~,4 ''l:ll I !,l. I
cony, hurricane shurrers, nice
interior design and so much r, lllltllI ~l' '
more. Deeded beach access.
NMLS#8711. Call Pauletre llll
Cleare, Realtor" 866-654-0999.
SEA URCHIN
/$710,00 Cape San Bhas Gulf front
This 1,700 sq. Ft.' home has
three bedrooms, two baths,
new roof, Tnew appliances,
r ew lertures, new tile, com-
lerely furnished. If you're
S 'i cooking for a fabulous vaca-
., tion home, excellent rental
income, and a sound invest-
"-' 'this is perfect for you.
$710,000 MLS #96891. Call lereme Neill, Realtor'- 8u0-62)4-3964.


PORTERFIELD / $1,20
St. Joe Bea Gulf front
First and second level decks
overlooking the Gulf with '? -i
fantastic sunset views. '
Aluminum siding, living areas .. i
on.each floor, kitchen, Italian-
snmle ceramic in entry stair-
well, five bedrooms, three and
one-half baths. MLS#96753.
till John Mazzanovich, RealtorC~ 800-411-3717.


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S' ," Great location on corner lot
with deeded beach access.
--. Three bedroom, two bath
.- I with many amenities.
!FL [ B V. MLS#96372. Call Stephanie
Davis Realtor 800-411-
3717.


DELORME-*
St. Joe Beach Interior
Beautiful spacious four bed-
room, three and one-half bath
home. Fireplace. cathedral
ceiling, kitchen with breakfast
bar and large table area with
bay window. Sunroom over-
looking in-ground pool and
heated spa. Master bath with
separate glass shower and garden rub.
Realtor 866-692-3224.
LOTS:
BEACHFRONT Indian Pass
MLS#95978.
BEACHFRONT Indian Pass
NLS#96946.
BEACHFRONT Carrabelle
MLS#96627.
BEACHFRONT Carrabelle
MLS#96521.


MLS#96435. Call Joy Holder,



Residential lor. $736,000.

Residential lot. $525,000.

Residential lot. $335,000.

Residential lot. $359,900.


BEACHFRONT Alligator Poipt Tract extends some 1,000' from
the Gulf to the Bay. $800,000. MLS#94551.
BAYFRONT Cape San Bias Lot 3, Even Tide. Gulf ard Bay access.
Gated brick entrance, underground utilities, $205,000. MLS#9300.
BAYFRONT Cape San Bias Lot 4, Even Tide. Gulf and Bay access.
Gated brick entrance, underground utilities. $205,000. MLS#9296. -
BAYFRONT Cape San Blas Lot 5, Even Tide. Gulf and Bay access.
Gated brick entrance, underground utilities. $200,000. MLS#9310.
CANALFRONT Mexico Beach Residential lot in Overstreet.
$129,000. MLS#96722.
CANALFRONT Gulf County Acreage. $1,150,000. MLS#96022.
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4693 Cape San Bas Road (C30E)
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
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850647-3333 800-411-3717
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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-


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Cha dler Lashley
Chandler Lashley'


ed to recognizing and rewarding
academic achievement in under-
graduates at institutions of higher
learning.
Ginger is the granddaughter of
Houston and LaVerne Ramsey of'
Port St. Joe, Bobby Taylor of
Eastpoint, and Joyce Newsome of
Panama City.

It's A Boy!
Jimmy and Crystal Lashley are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Chandler Lee 'Taylor
Lashley, on August 12, at Gulf
Coast Medical Center in Panama
City. He was 21 inches long and
weighed 9 lbs 7.8 oz.
Maternal grandparents are
Tony and Barbara, Polous of
Eastpoint. Maternal great-grand-
parents are John Joe Polous of
Eastpoint; and Billy and Faye
Walker, also of Eastpoint.
Paternal grandparents are
Jimmy and Betsy Lashley of
Apalachicola. Paternal great-grand-
parents are Edna Smith-of-Port-St:
Jo6, and Henry Abercrombie of
-.Apalachicola; and the late Wayne,
-= Lashley.


SeaOats and

Dunes Garden Club
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold the first fall
meeting in September.
The Club is trying to get their
historical books up to date. They
are asking active or past members
to check their photographs to see if
they have any pictures of chapter
members or activities that they no
longer want. Please give these to
the Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club.
Pictures and old news prints
may be brought to a meeting or
mailed to Vesta Conley. Call' 648-
5853 for more information.
More club news will be upicdm-
ing in The Star.


Caden Joseph Jackson

It's Another Boy!
Dylan, Matthew, and Shayleigh
would like to announce the birth of
their new baby brother, Caden
Joseph, born on August 18th.
Caden weighed 8 Ibs 11.1 oz and
was 20.75 inches long.
Proud parents are Richard and
Candice Jackson of Port St. Joe.
Grandparents are Donald ,and
Shirley Tillman of Mississippi, and
Bobby and Elaine Jackson of Port
St. Joe.

Player Reunion
It is time for the Annual Player
Reunion. This year the reunion will
be held at the Wewahitchka
Community building September 1,
at 10:00 CST. Bring covered dishes:
plates, cups, forks and ice are pro-
vided., Everyone is invited.


Look at these typical annual savings with Natural Gas
Electric cost Gas Cost
Heating $507.66 $318.03
Clothes Dryer $ 94.56 $ 58.08
Water Heater .' $365.63 $221.95
Cooking $ 54.96. $ 48.84


Total Annual Cost of these 4 appliances $1.022.81


$646.90


You Save
.$189.63 ,
$ 36.48
$143.68
$ 6. 12
$375.91


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Wood at Beluga Cafe
Jim Wood, a native of Port St.
Joe and twice nominated for a
Grammy Award, will perform twice
at the Beluga Cafe in Port St. Joe
during the Scallop Festival.
Wood, who plays guitar and
piano, has performed at the Grand
Ole Opry i: Nashville and Las
Vegas.
He is moving back to the area
and will perform beginning at 6
p.m. on Friday and Saturday night.


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Commission Chairman, Jerry Barnes presents $10,000 check to building fund Chair Neatie Witter and Sonny
Chafin (left). Commissioners Carmen McLemore, Billy Traylor, Carl Fox, and Nathan Peters, Jr. (left to right), joined in
the presentation.

Friends of Library Raising Funds


Hitting their stride in the effort
to expand the Port St. Joe Library,
the "Friends of the Library" will
"hold a book sale during the Scallop
Festival.
1 They will set up in the new
computer store at 324 Reid Ave., to
provide a break from the heat for
browsers and buyers who. wish to
Speruse hundreds of hardback and
paperback books on sale at reason-
able prices.
As a special bonus, Mexico
Beach author Dwan Hightower, will
be on Hand to sign copies of her
first novel, "Anthrax: The Game."
She will also be selling copies
of several titles published by her
Dream.Catcher Publishing Inc.
All proceeds from the book
sale, including Hightower's offer-
ings, will go toward .the "Friends of
theLibjary" building Fund.
That building fund got a jump
start 6\ward the goal of $150,000
recently when the Gulf County
Commission donated $10,000.
The "Friends of the Library" are
in the midst of a fund-raising blitz,
soliciting local businesses and
organizations to assist in the drive,
which has caught the attention of
at least one prominent local
author, Hightower.
,The goal is a 1,875-square-foot
expansion of the current library
facility in Port St. Joe, to provide a
history. particularly Flonda histo-
ry. room and a geneaology area.
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restored to code with style! 1.18 acre, 90 X 517 GF lot
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Call Mark.Schultz 227-9600 or 227-2594


Wewahitchka, 251 Stanley Drive 4 BR/5+
BA home west of We.,ahitchka in the Dalkeith area
This ranch style home sits on two oversized lots
Swimming pool, fireplace, master bath w/garden tub.
Call Century 21 for more information.
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St. Joe Beach 2BR/2BA-This home has been com-
pletely renovated with new flooring, cabinets, appli-
ances, vinyl siding, A/C unit, W/D. Dedicated beach
for everyone to enjoy. Would make an excellent
rental! MLS#96147 $437,000
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1/2BA. Fully furnished townhouse, close to marina &
beach. Excellent investment property! Call Patricia
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MLS#94370 $245,000.


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News From the Halls of


Wewahitchka

High School


At WHS, the 2003-2004 school
year started off with a bang!
There are many familiar and
many new faces among the stu-
dents and the teachers. We will be
introducing you to one of our new
teachers weekly for the next sever-
al weeks.
The ninth graders coming up
from Wewa Middle School are large
in number and want to be involved
in 'all the activities at the school.

More Scallop Festival Events
Seahorse Water
Safari Cruises
Seahorse Water Safari will offer
cruises of area waters to the public
during the Scallop Festival.
There will be three cruises each
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
All will launch from the public boat
ramp adjacent to Frank Pate Park
at the' corner of U.S. 98 and Cecil
Costin Blvd.
All cruises will last approxi-
mately one hour.
The morning cruise, starting at
9:30 a.m., will cost $12 per person.
A 1:30 p.m. scalloping and
snorkeling cruise will be $30
including snorkeling equipment,
$20 without.
A sunset cruise, beginning at 7
p.m., will, cost $10 per person.

Helping Hands Bake

Sale August 29th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious bar-be-que beef sandwich
plates ifor $3.50 each, holding a
,bake sale, and having a fun cake
walk. The proceeds will go to pay
for meals on wheels, special proj-
ects, and to help senior citizens in
need.
The sale will be held on the cor-
ner of Reid Avenue and Cecil
Costin Blvd. from 4:00 6:30 p.m.
on August 29th. The public will be
able to drive up to the curb, place
the order, and drive away. Orders
may be called in on Thursda\ or
Fidaay up to 12 00 nojrn Lby phon-
ing 229.8466.
Scallop Festival T-shirts will
also be available for $10.00 each.
A ,hummingbird cake will also be
raffled off; Tickets will be sold for
$1.00 with the drawing on August
30th, 3:00 p.m.

Commissary

Survey TAFB
The Consumer Awareness
Team, a commissary industry com-
mittee, is conducting an online.sur-
vey aimed 'at finding out ,more
about the commissary shopping
habits of active-duty military serv-
ice members and the perceptions of
commissary shopping benefits. The
results will be shared 'with the .
Defense Commissary Agency as a
tool for outreach and marketing.
Any authorized commissary shop-
per is welcome to take the survey,
which takes approximately two
minutes. Survey participants have
a chance to win a 50% commissary
gift certificate. To take the survey,
log on to:
http://catsurvey.shortsur-
veys.com. The online survey will be
available through September.


Sports are off to an early start
with our Homecoming football
game being September 26 with the
Sneads' Pirates. Cross country is
gearing up for some stiff competi-
tion, volleyball is practicing hot
and heavy, and the cheerleaders
are.getting ready for it all.
Classes and clubs are also
busy. The juniors and seniors are
electing officers as well as making
plans for proms, trips, etc. They hit
the road running this year.
SGA is planning the
Homecoming festivities-door deco-
rations, floats, parade, selection of
representatives, king and queen,
alumni happenings, dress up days,
the dance, and all the other activi-
ties which go along with
Homecoming. There will be voting
for representatives on September 2
and for King and Queen on
September 4.
National Honor Society held its
first Gold Card party on Monday,
August 18, during 6th period.
There was a total of 53 honor roll
students-22 from the ninth grade,
11 from the, 10 grade, 15 from the
11th grade, and 5 from the 12th
grade. The names of the students
will be listed in another location in

Lure Maker to

Fish and Greet
Doyle Hodgin, inventor of the
"Shrimpostor" will travel to the area
to fish and promote his lure during
Scallop Festival Weekend.
Hodgin will fish off Indian Pass:
with Jeff Squire on Thursday and
in St. Joseph Bay on Friday with
Clint Moore.
He will be at Bluewater
Outrigger on Saturday, when the
. store celebrates the festival with' a
live band and activities.
The "Shrimppstor" has proved
a hit since Hodgin, who competed
for six years on the B.A.S.S. profes-'
sional tour, invented it three years
ago.
The lure is designed for saltwa-
ter fishing.
"Anything that eats shrimp will
eat it," Hodgin said from his Apex,
N.C. -distributorship. 'The thing
that makes it unique is it has..
antennae built.into the head. It.
looks like a real shrimp."- -...-..

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General Manager Gloria
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Sales Associate Margie Raffield
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We see them everyday and
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with them than with our own par-
ents, but do we really know our
-teachers? In this article we will get
to know a different new teacher
from our high school faculty every
week. This week we are proud to
introduce you to our new social
studies teacher, Coach Richard
Hollensworth.
Mr. Hollensworth is a native of
Mobile, Alabama-he attended
UMS-Wright high school and then
the University of South Alabama in
Mobile where he received his B.S.
degree in Secondary Education -
Social Sciences. He started his
teaching career in 2000 in Conyers,
Georgia. Conyers is located about
20 miles east of Atlanta. He taught
social studies there for three years,
while coaching football and basket-
ball.
Mr. Hollensworth said, "I
always had good. teachers and
coaches as role models, who
believed in me. I wanted to choose
a career in which I could have that
kind of positive influence in young
people's lives. I try to help my stu-
dents realize that if they believe in
themselves and work hard, they
can achieve any goal they set."
He went on to say, "I would say
the best thing about teaching is the
pride you get in watching our stu-
dents grow, mature and develop
into successful members of the'
community."
Mr. Hollensworth is currently
single. His family lives in Mobile
where his father is a doctor. He has
two older brothers; one who is cur-
rently finishing medical school and
the other who is in the Armv. His
brother who is in the Army \v ll be
going to S Korea in September.
In addition to being the new
social studies teacher. Coach
Hollensiworth \\ill be the head boys'
basketball coach this year at \WHS.
Mr. Hollensworth keeps busy
with his duties at XWHS. but he
says, "My hobbies are traveling,
sports, fishing. going to the beach
and visiting with Inends and lami-
ly."
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hanging out, their bodies are so
scarcely covered that it does not
leave much for your imagination.
And parents wonder why their little
girls are pregnant. All I can say is
"If it's not for sale, don't advertise
it".
I think it is high time that we
turn our eyes back to the Ten'
Commandments and return to
morals we have been taught in our
youth. How long before someone
will ask that we remove the cross
from the top of a church or
Christian literature in bookstores?
Marion Simmons


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Commandments Association


I have been reading and listen-
ing to a lot of controversy regarding
Alabama's Chief Justice Roy
Moore. I don't understand why
some people feel so strongly against
the display of religious material
and acknowledgment of God. The'
Ten Commandments are the basic
foundation of civilization living in
harmony.. You don't have to be a
church going person to know "Thou
shalt not" murder, steal, bear false
witness (that means telling lies),
.commit adultery to name just a
few.


It seems that this country con-
a tinues to remove itself further and
further from the very principles
that made .this country what it is
today. Freedom of speech and free-
dom of religion is what brought
many immigrants to this country. If
some people find the presence of
religion or prayer offensive in pub-
lic places, then they have the right
to ignore it. I should have the right
to pursue it.
With the restriction of prayer in
schools has also come a serious
decline in discipline and respect in
our schools. Teenage pregnancy is
at a high, crime has increased,:
drugs are freely used to mention a
few. Just last weekend in the.mall,
I saw teenagers sporting their "in-


What is Project

Graduation?
By: Cindy Belin
Project graduation is an all
night drug-free party loaded with.
great activities; food, music, games
and door prizes. This celebration
happens on graduation night and
allows our graduating seniors the
opportunity to celebrate while
emphasizing that alcohol and
drugs are not necessary to have a
good time.
The Project.-'- Graduation'
Committee, which plans and raises
funds for the celebration'each year,
is comprised of parents of the Port
St. Joe High School Class of 2004.
Everyone is invited to attend the
meeting on Monday, September 1
and Monday, September 8 at. 6:30
in the commons area.


Says Thanks
As the ladies golf association of,
St. Joseph Bay Country Club
begins a new golfing year on
September 4, 2003, with our first
meeting at 1:30 pm. on that day,
we feel it is appropriate that we
thank you and your staff for all the
assistance you have given us for
the 2002-2003 golfing year and
request your help for 'the 2003-
2004 golfing year,
We appreciate your trips out to
the club to take pictures and print-
ing the results of our tournaments.
Kim has always been ready and.
willing to help our publicity chair-
man, Iris McDougald, with all her.
questions and editing: her writing.
Thank you for ypur assistance to


our organization.
Sincerely,
Janet King
Co-President
Ladies Golf Association
St. Joseph Bay Country Club

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Strike Force 98 agencies are
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Drink, You Drive, You Lose" cam-
paign, the 96 hours of August 30
through. September 1, will be tar-
geted by the "Strike Force" in an
effort to reduce serious injuries and
death attributed to' motor vehicle
crashes caused by the drinking,
aggressive, or otherwise irresponsi-
ble driver.
The agencies of Strike Force 98
hope the message is clear that irre-
sponsible drinking and or aggres-
sive driving will not be tolerated.
The goal of Strike Force is to
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August 12: Barrett Lowry,
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w/m, 23, Wewahitchka, child sup-
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August 13: Michael Land,
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DWLSR; James W. Hammond,
w/m, 38, Wewahitchka, aggravated
battery.
August 14: Johnny Williams,
Jr., b/m, 22, Port St. Joe, robbery
by snatching.
August 15: Benjamin C.
Causey, w/m, 33, Wewahitchka.
FTA-(resisting without violence,
DWLSR attaching tag not
assigned); Donnie. Mock II, w/m,
24, Wewahitchka, VOCC-burglary.
August 16:.Bobby Barfield,
w/m. 31. Southport. aggravated
assault, violation restraining order;
Sean Chehardy, w/m, 38, Port St.
Joe, disorderly conduct, resisting,
without violence, criminal mis-
chief; George Pitts, w/m, 62,
Wewahitchka. Dil with property.
damage. violation drivers licence
restriction.
August 19.: Sean Chehardy,'
w/m, 38, Port St. Joe, VOCC -
(DWLSR X2 possession with intent
to distributed: Roger Williams, b/m.
51.WVewahitchka. VOP-principal to


sale; .Tammy Melton, w/f, 34,
Wewahitchka, worthless checks X
3.
August 20: Pamela Wilson,
w/f, 34, Bristol, VOCC-grand theft.
August 21: Leslie Shaw, w/f,
37, Panama City, VOCC-burglary;
Timothy Turbessi, w/m, 43, Port'
St. Joe, FTA-grand theft.
August 22: Gary D. Brooks,
w/ni, :23, Alabama, VOP-posses-
sion controlled substance.
'August 23: Charlie M. Hill,
b/m, 38, Wewahitchka, DUI.

PSJ Police Beat
August 20: Catherine Maria
Morris, 42; of Freeport, possession
of cocaine, marijuana and drug
paraphernalia.
August 21: Da\id W. Thomas.
30, of Port St. Joe. possession of
marijuana and drug parapherna-
lia.
S August 25: Emily L Fultz. 23.
of Fair Born, Ohio, possession of
Marijuana, more than '20- grams.
and drug paraphernalia.
August. 26: Christopher A.
Stembridge, 31, of Mexico Beach,.
: DUI. ,
Several bicycles have been
recovered over the past few
months. A red Murray bike with
approximately 26" wheels is one of
the most recently recovered. The
owner can contact the Port St. Joe
Police Department at 229-8265.


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


1314 Barbara Drive ML5#96923 3,
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1984 with approx. 2000 sq. ft. Centrally.
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Hoke Smith Glass
Hoke Smith Glass, 86, of
Highland View, passed away
Saturday evening in Port St. Joe.
Reared in Blakely, GA. he had
been a resident here for the past 60
years and was retired from St. Joe
Paper Co. He was a member of Oa
Grove Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Inez
Glass ot Highland View; three chil-
dren. Willa Dean Plesner and hus-;
band Fred of Franklin, NC, Doyle
Devon Glass and wife Sherry of
Madison, and Danny Glass and
wife Barbara of Milton; eight grand-
children; nine great-grandchildren;
Sand his sister, Ellafair Lawson of
Donalsonvile, GA.
The funeral was held at 10:00
a.m. EDT Tuesday at the Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church,
conducted by the Rev. David
Fernandez and the Rev. Doyle,
Glass.
Interment followed in Holly Hill
Cemetery. Donations may be made
S in his memory to the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Building Fund.
All services were -under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


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Minnie Beatrice Campbell
Minnie Beatrice Campbell, age
90, of Port St. Joe, passed away
Saturday morning, August 23, in a
local hospital.
She was born in Madison
County, and had resided in Port St.
Joe for the past 52 years. A long-
time member of the First Baptist'
Church of Port St. Joe, she was a
quiet homemaker who enjoyed her
friends and Sunday School class.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, J. T. Cr ,-pbell.
Survivors include her da..ghters,
Alimae Oakley and husband John
of Port St. Joe; Treva Bergeroni and
husband, Don, of Panama City;
3erry Pate and husband 'Bobby,
and Sherry Taylor and husband,
Melton, all of Port St. Joe; her
brother, A. L. Knight of Dothan, AL;
six grandchildren, James Oakley
and wife Gidget, Monica Keith and
husband Roy, Chris Pate, Mike
Bergeron and wife Collette, Craig
Pate and wife Trish, David Oakley;
and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
the First Baptist Church of Port St.
Joe, on Monday, Aug. 25, at, 2:00
P.M. EST with Rev. Brent-Vickery
officiating. Interment was at Holly
Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers for the service were
John I ich, Carl McClamma, Harry
Lee Smith, Billy Johnson. Ed Frank
McFarland, and Robert Whittle.
Honorary pallbearers were the
members of the Bethany Ladies
Sunday School Class of First
Baptist Church.

L.Z. Henderson
L.Z. Herdei-son, 82, of Oak
Grove, was called home to be with
our Lord, Monday, August 25th.
L.Z. was preceded in death by his
wife -of 52 years, Essie Georgia
Henderson. A native of Enterprise,
AL, he moved to, Port St. Joe,
Christmas 1939. L.Z. .worked for.
St. Joe Hardware for- 26' years
another 22 faithful years for Vitro,
and even after retirement, kept
himself busy working for a friend at
Ski Breeze Campgrounds at Cape
San Bias. He served in the Navy
during WWII, and iwas a member of
the Port St.' Joe First Baptist
Church.
L.Z. is survived by his brother,
Cooper Henderson arid wife Dean;
his sisters, Pearl McGowan and
husband Joe, and Mary-Clark; his
son', H.B. Henderson and wife
Ruth; his daughter, Mary Levins;
his granddaughters, Debbie
Boatright and husband Mike,
Vaness7"'D.kes anid husband
Glynn, Stacey Tullis and husband
Harold, Sonja Levins, his grandson,
Wayne Henderson and wife Marla;
great-grandchildren. Joseph
Boatright. Michael Bryant and wife
Heather, Benjamin Henderson.
Nichole Hancock, Victoria McCall,
Justin Henderson, Lilla Dykes,
Cassie Tullis, a.nd Joshua
Henderson, all of Port St. Joe. He is
also survived by Gary Timms, Sr.,
and wife Anna, and their children
Jennifer and Gary, of Cedartown,
GA.
A memorial service will be held
at First Baptist Church on.
Thursday, August 28th, at 1:00
p.m., conducted by Brother
Howard Browning, Rev. Dave'
Fernandez and Brother Brent
Vickery. Honorary pallbearers will'
be the deacons of First Baptist
Church.

Frances "Ann" MacKinnon
Frances "Ann" MacKinnon, 66,
a retired teacher from Marianna's
Golson Elementary School, passed
away at her.home in Beacon Hill on
August 26th, after a battle with
cancer.
Visitation at Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home will occur from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. on August 28th, (3960
West Lafayette Street, Marianna,
850 526 5059). Services will be
held at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church in Marianna. on August
29th, at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev.
Ward Clark officiating. Burial will
follow -in the church cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions can be made to the Covenant
Hospice at 2001 N. Palafox Street,
Pensacola, 32501.
Ann was born in Marianna on
September 2, 1936 to the late
Frances Horne MacKinnon. and
James C. MacKinnon Jr. Her love of
the beautiful beaches and rolling
surf inspired her to build her home
overlooking the gulf in Beacon Hill
in 1968. In 1978, Ann took Up 'full-


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time residence there, and for the
next 25 years continued the long
commute between Mexico Beach
and Marianna during the school
terms.
An avid Seminole fan and a
holder of season tickets since the
1960's, she never missed an FSU
football game. She was frequently
seen in her garnet and gold gear
complete with a hat even after the
end of football season. She began
her teaching career in Jacksonville,
at Cedar Hills Elementary School
and retired June, 2003 from
Golson Elementary School in
Marianna. She was the co-owner of
Sarah Ann's, a beach store in
Mexico Beach, with her longtime
friend Sarah "Uppie" Little.
Ann, is survived by her long-
time companion and friend Sarah
"Uppie" Little, Sarah's husband
Paul Little; their two sons, Blake
Little and Donald Little; a brother,
James C. MacKinnon III; a niece,
Frances "Genie" MacKinnon; and
three 'nephews, James C.
MacKinnon IV, Richard
Thomlinson MacKinnon, -and wife
Joanna,, and John Berry
MacKinnon and wife Johanna.
Marianna Chapel Funeral
Home .i in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Ruthie Mae Neel
Ruthie Mae Neel, 72, of Port St.
Joe,.died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Gulf
Pines Hospital.
She was a native of Marianna,
who had moved to Port St. .Joe in
1960 where she was a homemaker.
Suni'-ors include her husband
of almost 51 years. Howard Neel of
Port St.' Joe; two sons, Wayne Neel'
and his wife Fonda of Tallahassee,
Virgal Neel and his wife Debbie of
Beacon Hill; one brother, William
Albert Long of Speads; one sister,
Mae McAlster of Marianna.
Funeral services were held-
Friday. Aug. 22. at 10 AM at
Maddox Chapel. Burial followed in
Vickery Cemetary with. James &
Sikes Funeral Home: Maddox
Chapel of Marianna directing.


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Mary (McNair) Peters

Mary (McNair) Peters
Mary (McNair) Peters was born
on April 16, 1918 to the late Dow
and Clara McNair in Carrabelle., Qn
November 13, 1935, Mary McNair
was joined in holy matrimony to
the late Nathan Peters, Sr.
Mrs. Mary.Peters came to Port
St. Joe with her husband, who
worked with the Kilbourn Company
until he embarked on his own busi-
ness career in merchandising and
real estate. Upon her husband's
death in July 1993, Mrs. Peters,
with loving support and under the
direction of her son, Nathan Peters,
Jr.l.: managed' the family's estate
and holdings. Mrs. Peters is better.
known around the city of Port St.
Joe as Mama Mary because of hei
caring attitude, kindness, and gen-
erosity to help others, the young
and old alike. The family finds com-
fort in the many wonderful, memo-
ries, sage advice given to them over
the years, and the respectful legacy
that she leaves behind to her fami-
ly as well as to others in Port St.
Joe and surrounding communities
near and far across America.
Mrs. Mary Peters departed this
life August 26th. As a long time res-
ident of Port St. Joe, Mrs. Peters
and her husband made their home
at 154 Avenue "F" in this "home-


town" community. She is survived
by ten living of twelve children born
to her and Nathan Peters, Sr.,
sons-Dr. Edward L. Peters of West
Palm Beach, Commissioner Nathan
Peters, "Jr. (Margorie), Raymond
(Grace) Peters of Los Angeles, CA,
James Samuel Peters; daughters-
Helen Berry of San Antonio, TX,
Betty (John) Brown of Jasper,
Linda Graham of Washington, DC,
Dr. Lenora (Raymond) Gant of
Oxon Hill, MD; two sisters-Mildred
Dixon and Mercedees Dixon of
Washington, DC; two brothers-
William (Bill) McNair and Joe
McNair of Tampa; a loving god
daughter Lukeshia Daniels; and
god son Joseph Price; a host of.
grandchildren, Bruce, Erin,
Rollins, Kimberly, Wendell, Darrell,
Herbert, Jr., Karen, Renee,
Mariam, Markita, Zemoria, Shani,
David, Raemeka, Lela, Stanley,
Nathan III, Joseph, Byron,
Equador, Desmond, Randy, Narue,
Shabrita, Shammy, David,
Dewayne, Carmen, Kedra,
Jannetta, Jackqueline, .Tristin,
Porsha, .and Marquita,. and a host
of great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, other relatives. and dear
family friends.
Services will 'be held at New
Bethel AME Church on September
2, at 1:00 p.m.

Clida M Hodges
Clida M. Hodges,. age 84, a
native and lifelong resident of
Taylor' County, died Thursday,
August 21, in Port St. Joe.
Mrs. Hodges was a homemaker
and a member of Oak Grove
SAssembly of God Church. She was
a former" member, of the First
Assembly of God in Perry where she
taught Sunday School for more
than 30 years.,
She is survived by a son,"Joe"
SBill Hodges of Michie, TN, a daugh-
ter, Aleta Nelson of Port St. Joe and
;a sister Owene Sobla, of California,
SMD, four grandchildren, five great
grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews. Her husband
Horrace Hodges predeceased her.
Funeral services were held on
Saturday, August 23, at Joe P.
Burns Funeral Home Chapel in
Perry.


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By Megan Russell
Wewahitchka Elementary
School is proud to welcome Mr. Bill


Carr to its staff. He has returned
from Wewahitchka High School to
join our staff once more. He has


m DOLPHIN NEWS
FROM
PORT ST. JOE
^^MMENNTA RY SCHOOL


Our annual volunteer orienta-
tion wil be held on Friday, August
29 from 12:30-1:00 in the student
activity room. If you are interested
Sin volunteering, please come to our
orientation or call Cindy Belin at.
227-1221.
School will not be held on
Monday, September 1 due to the
Labor Day Ho day.
Progress, ports for the first


grading period will be sent home on
Wednesday, September 10. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference please
call 227-1221.
The first bell for school rings at
7:50. Please make sure your child
arrives at school on time.
Our school is collecting
General Mills box tops. Please send
all box tops to school.


* Spotlight on Health:


Low Back Pain


returned to be our new principal.
We would like to tell you a little
about him.
Mr. Bill is married to Ms. Jull
Carr. They have two children. They
- have Hope who is 20 and Jabob,
15. He also has a brand new grand-
son named Cole.
Mr. Bill has many different
degrees and has attended school
many years. When he was a child,
he attended Wewahitchka
Elementary. Then he went to
Wewahitchka High School and
graduated in 1977. After that he
went to Gulf Coast Community
College and graduated in 1991 with
an Associate's Degree. Then he
went to Florida State University
and graduated in 1994 with a
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary


By Dr. Bill Taylor
We welcome you to the 30th
year of Faith Christian School. The
school began as. kindergarten
class of 12 students in 1974. This
year there are 124 students in
classes from pre-kindergarten
through 10th grade. We are thank-
ful for our student body, our teach-
ers, the administration, and our
parents.
We have several neW teachers
this year. Mrs. Donna Barfield is
teaching the two-year old nursery
class, and Mrs. Cindy Moore Is,
teaching the regular kindergarten
class of five year-old students. Also
new is, Mrs. Jeannie Cocchi who
will be teaching art and science in
grades five through eight. We will
tell you more about these ladies in.
future articles.
We have four teachers who are
returning In new positions. Mrs.
Cara Johnson is teaching fourth
grade, and Mrs. Beth Taylor is
back in grade one. Mrs. Kathie
Sarmiento is teaching the three-
year-old nursery class, and Rev.
Wayde Hunt Is returning as a high
school and history teacher.
We are happy to have Mrs.
Diane.. Pitts heading .:,up our
fundraising activities. Her first
project will be the Scallop Festival
this weekend and encourage all our
statlents and parents-tojoin-in this
community activity.
Also this year, thanks to the
Gulf County Health Department,.
we have an in-house health aide,
Mrs. Jessica Lee. She will take care
of the health records and be avail-
able for the health needs of stu-


ten, then bring your knees back to.
the center before repeating the
stretch.
3. Lie with one leg resting on
the floor and the other leg raised
Up toward the ceiling and the knee
flexed. Holding, your thigh with
your hands, slowly straighten your
knee until you feel a gentle stretch
along the back of your thigh. Count
to ten and then relax. Do ten to fif-
teen repetitions with each leg.
If the pain does not improve
within four weeks, the patient may
-be injured and he or she will be,
facing a challenge, that has multi-
ple approaches and obstacles
which they should ask their'doctor
to enumerate and explain. The
back is the muscle and. bone case
that protects the spinal cord ihile
allowing us to move and walk-in
the standing position. The.spinal
cord contains the nerve connec-
tions that allow the'brain to com-
municate its commands to the rest-
of the body and get its feedback. It
is a marvel of engineering and .all
our dealings with it have to be
undertaken with full understand-
ing. Consult your physician 'and
follow his advice.

gSay9ou gSaw .t f % n he Stok!


by Dr. Peter Obesso
Low back pain is one of the
most common causes of short and
long term disability in the United
States. At one time or another it
affects eight out of ten people.
The first week after my son
started playing Junior varsity foot-
ball he came to me and said, "Dad,
I did not know there is a difference
between being hurt and being,
injured."
I asked why, and he answered,
"Well, today during practice after
someone was tackled,, the coach
asked, 'Are you hurt or are you
injured? If you are hurting get up
and play but if you think you are
injured stay down while we exam-
ine you.'"
The same logic applies to low
back pain. The most common-
cause of low back pain is muscular
strain. It will respond to rest and
medication. It will also respond to
stretching exercises if they are
deemed appropriate by your physi-
cian. Pain caused b'y muscle ten-
sion or stram will improve in\van-
.ably within one to four weeks.
Because stretching exercises also
strengthen the muscles, you may.
be able to prevent further episodes
of back pain by.incorporating them
into your exercise routine,
Another common cause of back
pain is tension in the gluteal and
hamstring muscles, so stretching.
exercises for those areas are also
indicated.
These exercises are simple and
will help relieve back pain if not
contraindicated. Consult with your
doctor before starting them.
Discontinue the exercise if it is
painful.
1. Lie on your back with your
knees bent and feet resting on the
floor.: With your hands, pull: one
knee to your chest, then pull the
other until you feel a gentle stretch
in your lower back. Count to ten,
then put one leg down at a'time. Do
ten to fifteen repetitions.
2. Keeping your shoulders on
'the floor, slowly drop your knees to
one side, until you feel a gentle
stretch in the lower back. Count to







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Education. I guess he liked school
because he went to Florida State
again and graduated in 1999 with a
Master's Degree in Educational
Leadership.
Mr. Bill has a couple of duties
and one goal. His duties include
day to day operation of the school;
assisting teachers in their duties.
His duties also include maintaining
finances and anything else that
needs doing. His one goal for the
school year is to have the best
school year possible.
Mr. Bill is a good principal. He
encourages students to do their
best and achieve their highest
goals. We are very glad to have Mr.
Bill back on the Wewahitchka
Elementary School staff.


dents.
We have completed the first
three weeks of the 2003-2004
school term, and we are lookingg
forward to a great year. We ask you
Sto please continue to pray for Faith
Christian, and we invite you to call
us, 229-6706, and to visit us at'
801 Twentieth Sreet in Port St. Joe.


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Gulf Schools Report Progression Changes


The most significant change in
student progression that the 2003
Legislature made was to, require
school districts to offer an 18
Credit Option for graduation in
addition to the state's minimum 24
Credit Option. The 18 Credit
Option affords students who wish
to advance to post secondary.
endeavors and graduate early, the
opportunity to do so. The decision
is made strictly by parents and stu-
dents, but if the decision for 18
credits is not indicated during reg-
istration, students are automati-
cally tracked into the:24 Credit
Option. Once, registered, the stu-
dent must remain in the .elected
option for the entire school year.
The College Prep 18 Credit
Option requires students to take 4
credits in English; 3 credits each in
social science, math (algebra I and
higher), and science; 2 credits in a
foreign language and 3 electives.
.The Career Prep 18 Credit Option
is the same as the College Prep
Option except that the math
requirement is Algebra I and any
other math meeting state require-
ments. Both of these options
require passage of the FCAT and all
credits earned by the end of the
third year, or the student reverts to
the 24 Credit Option.


Senior High Promotion
The School-Board-approved
Student Progression Plan estab-
lished the following new promotion
requirements for ,the 2003-04
school year for senior high stu-
dents: 9th grade, 6 credits; 10th
grade, 12 credits; 11th grade, 18
credits; 12th grade, 24 credits. ,
.The 'Student Progression
Committee made two major
changes to district policy regarding
middle school promotion and
honor graduates:
Middle School Promotion
Students retained in middle
"school will no longer have the
Option of taking one subject in the
summer and be promoted.
Students who fall two or more sub-
jects will automatically be retained.
Students who fail a core subject
(English, math science, reading,
social studies) or falls to meet the
district/state performance require-
ments of FCAT may be retained.
The student must demonstrate
proficiency in reading, writing, sci-
ence and mathematics as evi-
denced by mastery of the Sunshine
State Standards with a grade of 60
or better on each benchmark.
(There will be no summer school for
middle school students in the sum-
mer of 2004.)
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TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
SST. JAMES'
_+ ; EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11-00 a.m (EST) Sunday School 9 45 '
Holy Eucharist Vith Healing Tuesdays at 12'noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5.30 p.m:
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
v\www stiamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S 311Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SSUNDAY: General Assembl, 9.45 a.m. Bible Stud\ all ages 10 a.m.
S Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.nm. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man chat trusteth in Him."
P!,lsc .aciepr this invitation ni jon u i in rrorship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
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First Baptist Church
.. 102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brenl Vickery. Pastor
Buddy Caswell Minier of Music & Education
...- Michael Rogers MAnster to Students .


Sunday School ... ....-: ..... 9i45 am
Morning Worship Service .. 8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ........ ... 6.00 pm
Evening Worship ..... ...... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri- Devotion on 105.5 FM .7-49 am ET


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITHf BISL CHnUVicn
801 20th Street Port SL J 29-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pasri
Sunday Scool ........... .. .... .. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Mornhig Service ... . 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening service '..,: .......... .. :00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... ..00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Everyone welcome

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


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


Honor Graduates ,
Beginning with the 2003-04
ninth grade, to graduate with hon-
ors a student must have a weight-
ed numeric average of 3:5.-3.849.
and to graduate with high honors,
a student must have a 3.850 or
above.
2003 FCAT Data
FCAT data for grades 3-10 stu-
dents is reported district-wide by
number and percent for.Levels 1
and 2 in reading: Grade 3. Level 1 -
23(15%), Level 2-28(19%); Grade 4,
Level i-36(23%), Level 2-20(13%);
Grade 5, Level 1-37(23'), Level 2-
18(11%); Grade 6, Level 1-41(22o::,).
Level 2-38(20%); Grade 7, Level 1-
41(21%), Level 2-35(18%); Grade 8,
Level 1 ,41(220o). Level, 2-43(23%):
Grade 9, Level 1-65(35/o), Level 2-
59(31%); Grade- 10. Level 1-
40(25%), Level 2-53(341.. '
2003 Retention Data .
Students retained in grades
3-10 are also reported district-
wide: Grade 3-11(7%): Grade 4-
4(3%9); Grade 5-7(4;:,1: Grade 6-
6(3%); Grade 7-12(6%,1): Grade 8-


8(4%); Grade 9-28(14%); Grade
10-5(3%)
Five ESE students in grade 3
were, promoted for the ESE good
cause #5 (The student.has received
intensive remediation in reading for
more than 2 years, but still demon-
strates a deficiency in reading and
was retained previously in kinder-
garten, grade 1 or grade 2). One
third grade student was promoted
based on an NRT score above 50
percentile, and two'third grade stu-
dents were promoted based on a
student portfolio demonstrating
that the student is reading on,
grade level as evidenced by mastery
of the SSS in reading equal to at
least a level 2 performance on the
FCAT. There were no promotions
based:on good cause in grades 4
through 6. Grade 7 promoted I
student based on FCAT and sum-
mer school, and grade 8 promoted
3- students based on good cause
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Fellowship Time ... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ..... 11a.m.
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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 Tri, ,llinitrn,'s
Evening Worship 7:30 p.m. Heather Smith
e Director of Children's Ministries
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
All Times are EST



CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


SSinging:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


Wednesday Dinner September 3rd
The youth at Beach Baptist ciated. The church is located at 311
Chapel will be sponsoring the Columbus Street in St. Joe Beach,
Wednesday night dinner, phone 647-5026.
September 3rd. The menu will be
turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry Lab r Holida
sauce, green beans, dessert and La r Day ay
tea. Eat in or take out available B lset Gi wa
from 4:30 6:30 p.m. A suggested Basket GIveawa
donation of $5.00 would be appre- The women of New Bethel


Contest Seeks
Christian Poetry
A $1,000 grand prize Is betiig
offered in,a special religious poetry
contest sponsored by Christian Fine
Arts Society, free to everyone,. There
are -50 prizes -in all; including a.
$1000 Grand Prize, totalling almost
$5.000.00.
To enter, send one poem of 21
lines'or less to Free Poetry Contest.
,9588 Thornbush Lane Fishers. IN
460,38:. Or enter online; at
www. freecon test.com. The deadline.
for entering is September 15.
Poems may be written on any
subject, using any style, as long as
there is a spiritual inference. A typi-
cal poem might be, a love poem, or
poem of praise, one that Inspires the
reader.
Be sure your name and address
appears on the page with your poem.
A winner's list will be sent to all
entrants.


Atrican-Methodist Episcopal Churcn
recently gave away a beautiful Labor
Day holiday basket. The basket was -
filled with many goodies that can be.
enjoyed during Labor Day weekend.
The giveaway was one of their
Women's Day projects. The proud
winner of the basket was Lisa
Quinn. Christine White and all the
women of New Bethel would like to
thank' everyone for the support
Given during the project.

Fifth Sunday Celebration at
Howard Creek Baptist Church
"New Covenant Singers" from
Sampson. Alabama. will be in con-
cert at Howard Creek Baptist',
Church Sunday. August 31st at 11
a.m. (ET).
Pastor Bill Phillips and congre-
gation extend a special invitation to
everyone to come and enjoy a day
filled with blessings from God. There
will be a covered dish dinner follow-
ing the concert.


Tie Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes Youdu
S. Ofice O S '0
St. Joseph fiSt. Lawrence
e 850-227-1417 H -
S20th and Monument Ave." HN 7 North
TPO Box 820 Port St loe. FL 32457. : IVewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST ass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST





Sat the Beaches .
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study ...... .. .......... .. ... 10 00 am EST
Sunday Worship.. ........ ........ ..... ..... 00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study. ........... ....... .700am EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



S.ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465 .
8:00 am Sunday

JHUFT@AOL.COM 850-639-2280



Family Life ChurchS
"Touching Lives with the Love ofiJesus" *.: :i


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Wednesday Evening
SPastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifecnurch.net


Port S9 Joe
-), 98
Apalachicola .. ... Panama City
: Hwy Reid Ave'
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
SRomans 16:16
The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka ,
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ......... ..... 9:00.a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ...... .. .10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p:.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .... .... .... 7:00 p.m. CT


I First United Methodist Churcf
SM of Mexico Beach
.111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ................. ........... .. ...... .... 8:30 a.m., CT
Contemporary ....... ..... ............. ......... 1100 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelqce, Pastor NURERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

S But those who hope in the Lord:
will renew their strength. They
will soar on Wings like eagles...
'Isaiah 40:31t
"' lUpstairs Capital City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
St (in members' homes)
Come Celebrate with us! Pastor Lee Cordell (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEigles.org


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, August 28, 2003 Page 9B


By Randi Sasser
I wake up at 7:45, have 10
minutes to get dressed, get my
books together, and get to school
before the bell rings. Does this sit-
uation sound familiar? Welcome to
the 2003-2004 school year. We at
PSJHS are still waking up our
sleepy minds from summer and


trying to get back into the' swing of
all things education. Despite the
occasional tardies, I think we're
doing quite well.
It could be the encouragement
and friendly vibes we're receiving
from Mr. Wilder, who is determined
to make this year the best one yet.
School spirit is at an all-time high


as we prepare for our first football
game of the season. The Kickoff
Classic against Cottondale will take
place Thursday, August 28th at
8:00 p.m. Everyone come out and
support the team
If you really want to show your
Shark pride, this year you can pur-
chase a banner to fly at every home
JV and Varsity football game. They
are $50 each and available for stu-
dents, businesses, and any other
community members.
The teaching staff at PSJHS
has changed quite a bit since last
term. Our new teachers are Valerie
Clayton Business Ed/Yearbook,


Mike Bullock ESE/Coach,
Carlsten ESE, and Polly Ed
- Biology. Welcome to the far
As a senior, Project Grac
is very important to me. Th
will be the best ever, but on
your support! The first n
Took place this past Monday
you weren't there, you need
tact Wanda Nixon or Cind'
for information about the ne
Yearbook ads are on sa
for the 2003-2004 Monume:
yearbook staff thanks every
their cooperation with this e
or and encourages any bi
that wants recognition to .pu
an ad before it's too late.
School pictures were 'tak
Friday, August 22.-Retakes
September 18th don't forg(
Finally, I'd like to leave


Helen
miston
mily!
luation
is year
ly with
meeting
and if
to con-
y Belin


of advice for my seniors this year:'
live. Enjoy yourself, join clubs you
like, make new friends, play a sport
- get involved! 'It's our last chance
to ~nake an impression on our
school. 'What we do this year is'how
we'll be remembered. I challenge all
of you to test yourselves and show
the world 'how great you can be.


Remember, as T.S. Eliot said, "Only
those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how. far one
can go." Also, when your alarm
;clock goes off bright and early
tomorrow morning:,don't give in to
the snooze button. It's time to wake
up and get in gear for the best year
of your life! i


;xt onel, -! -
le now WEWA MEDICAL CENTER J
nt. The .'
one for Dr. Peter H. Obesso, lMD
endeav-
usiness Ken Plumley, -I -c
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Hou.its: Mond:.i thircuIgh Find.- -S00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
ken last
will be N-nw Patietis. llcori Please Call 639-5828 for an Appointment
et! lMedicare. Medicaid. BCBS & Sliding Pee
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NJROTC cadets are shown with Governor Jeb Bush at the Clifford Sims Nursing Facility dedication ceremonies.


NJROTC Involved In Dedication


jBy: .Cadet CPO
Hillary Van Zant
On Thursday, August 21st, 29
cadets from the Port St Joe High
School NJROTC Unit attended the
dedication ceremonies of the'
Clifford C. Sims Veterans Nursing
home in Springfield. The cadets


assisted in -he ceremonies by help-
ing to set up the ribbon before it
was cut, as well as hand out pro-
grams and fans to the more than
500 guests that attended. Cadets
had the opportunity to speak with
many veterans from around the
Bay and Gulf County areas as they


POKT ST. 0


Middle

School News


By Alex Flanagan
Now that school is ,in full
swing, a number of exciting activi-
ties are being scheduled and will
unfold during the fall of 2003.
Some of the activities are boys'
football, girls' volleyball, the 8th
grade field trip to the Challenger
Space Center in Tallahassee, Open
House, the grls' and boys' Read-
Ins, and the Book Fair.
Sporting events: Boys football
practice started Thursday, Aug.
14th and their first game is Sept.
4th in Shark Stadium against the
Blountstown Tigers. Girls' volley-
ball started Tuesday, Aug. 12th,
and their season starts Sept. 8th,


under the Shark Dome against
Wewa. Come out and show your
support for your. Port St. Joe
Middle School athletic teams.
School stuff: The 8th grade is
going to the Challenger Space
Center in Tallahassee on Sept.
12th, and permission slips should
be home by now. Return permis-
sion slips A.S.A.P. Also. the Book
Fair, the Girls' Read-In, and Open
House will be held between Sept.
4th and the 11th. Then the Boys'
Read-In is the 29th of September. If
you would like to volunteer for the
Book Fair, or the Read-Ins, call
Donna Thompson at 227-3211.
That's all for now, check in.,next
week for more information.


escorted them to their seats. All
were there..to honor a man who.
sacrificed his life for his country,
Army SSgt Clifford C. Sims who
was posthumously awarded the
Medal of Honor.
.The Tyndall Air Force Honor
Guard presented the colors for the
ceremony. There were many distin-
auished guests including the key
speaker.'Gov\ernor Jeb Bu-sh
-Durnig a rain delay, most cadets
had the opportunity to receive the
Governor's autograph and have
their photographs taken with the.,
Governor. Mary Lou Cumbie of Port
St Joe sang our National Anthem,
and, as always, it was beautifully
done. We are so grateful that we
could be a part of this dedication
ceremony.
Semper Fi


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For over seventy years, we pressured
Congress and the American public to.
allow us the same rights as our
brothers. While others taunted and
insulted us for years, we continued
to pursue making our dream a reality.
Finally, on August 26, 1920 we
persevered, and our dream was realized
when the 19th amendment to the
Constitution became law. Who
are we, and what was our dream?
Want to find the answer? Go to:
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Florida's U-boat war lasted from May
until Septemberof 1942. Duringthat time,
German U-boats operating in the Gulf of
Mexico sank fifty-eight merchant ships
carrying 300,000 tons of cargo. By the end
of August, the Navy had sufficient ships to
begin protecting the merchant convoys,
and only a single ship was lost in
September. Florida's U-boat war was over.
Learn more at:
http://uww.browivnnarne.com/story
n0.h4tn.


Since Pliny's uncle, Pliny the
Elder, was both a, soldier and
scientist the cloud aroused his
curiosity. As a soldier, he
commanded the Roman Empire's
Mediterranean fleet. Immediately,
he ordered a boat prepared, to ferry
him across the bay, so that he
could examine the unique
phenomenon more closely.
It was mid-afternoon on August
24, 79 AD. The cloud was volcanic
ash from Mount Vesuvius, and the
three Romans were watching one
of the largest eruptions in history.
The center of the volcano was less
than thirty miles from where they
stood, and*Pliny the Elder was
about to sail to his rendezvous
.with death.
The afternoon winds were
favorable, and the boat carrying
Pliny the Elder crossed the bay


Pliny the Younger-
Egewitness Accounts
The Roman historian Tacitus asked Pliny the
Younger to write him about the events
surrounding the eruption of Vesuvius.
Professor Cynthia Damon of Amherst
College translated the resulting letters.
Web Addresses:
http://www.amherst.edul-classics/
class36/ancsrclOl.html,
httn://uww.amherst.edu/


Colli;l of Ih Smitwhontil iii5itl'ltII
quickly. He landed at Stabiae, which was near
the city of Pompeii. Once ashore, the winds


-classics/class36/ancsrcl02.html.
Pling the Younger
Jona Lendering, developer of the Liius.org resource,
has written a brief biography Pliny the Younger. Lendering,
a graduate of Leiden University in the Netherlands, writes
and teaches Roman history. Following the link to Pliny
the Elder accesses a biography of his uncle.
Web Address:
http://www.liyius.org/pipm/pliny/
nlinvA.htm.


trapped the Roiman i. m..i,.i.j.. *on shore, as its direction
pi .' I:ri'.j I, liir. fr...mnleaving the harbor. His lungs
.1l.:..I '-.irl 1,1 i'!'!,', 'l', Elder and more than three
"h.. i j.1 -.I! .:i .-i .:..I i. over twenty feet of volcanic ash
'I. :i J...i'lt.-, h: .i.. As well as those trapped on
;.-.:- rJ-, i: l..,i h-J ih- nearby cities of Pompeii and
F- iu l i iiiih
Across the bay, Pliny the Younger and his mother spent
a restless night. With the morning'light, they could see
clearly the devastation that surrounded them. Realizing
they would surely die if they remained in their villa, they
fi:.j '.li ui', through volcanic ash and debris so thick
.that it turned day into night.
Miraculously both survived, and Pliny the Younger grew
up to become a Roman governor and senator. A
prodigious letter writer, his accounts have become one of
our most prolific sources of information about Roman life
nearly two millenniums ago. Read Pliny's eyewitness
account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, his biography.
and learn more'about daily life in I' ri--. lJunlr, iih-' fir:l
century by taking The Web. journey.
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The Roman Empire in the First Centurg
Prepared by PBS, this resource provides detailed descriptions of Roman
life, politicsand society between 50BC and the end of the first century.
An extensive Life in Roman Times details family structures, wedding
customs, types of housing and dining habits.
Web Address:
http//www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/
index.html.
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.1998 Buick' Regal Grand
Sport. Low miles, one owner,
garaged, leather, loaded, 4
door. $5950. 960-4464.
ItcS."2S5

1992 Cadillac Deville $2,500
1997 Aerolite Camper 21', no
pets, no smoking, like new.
$7,000. Call 647-5239.
ltp8/28

1994 Mazda Prot6g6. AT, AC,
4 door, extra clean, excellent
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/28

1993 Chevrolet Lumina Van
85,000,niles,. good condition
$3000 obo. Call 229-9206.
2tc8/28

1993 Saturn SL, 4 door,
leather, AT, AC, extra clean.
Must Seel $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/28

2000 Chevy Venture LT
extended. Leather, power
sliding door, CD, rear air,
and radio. exc cond. $8,750.
647-6211. 2tp8/28
1999 Chevy 1500 Conversion
Van. Extended, low miles,
one owner, extra clean, V8,
AT, AC. $8750. 960-4464.
ltc8/28

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

1993 Cadillac Sedan,DeVille.
One Owner! New condition.
Must See! $2950. 960-4464.
ltc8/28


1989 Ford Arostar, AT,
cruise, tilt steering, AC needs
repair, lqoks 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 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
2000 Chevy Cavalier Z24
Convertible! AT, Ac, 36,000,
one-owner miles. New condi-
'tion. Must See! $8250., 960-
4464. ltc8/28
'1996 Plymouth Neon. AT,
A/C, sporty yellow 2 door,
price reduced for quidk sale.
Was $2,995, now only
$2,495. 227-1294. tfc8/07
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS.
5 speed, AC, CD, one owner,
70,000 miles. New condition.
$4950. 960-4464. Itc8/28
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 Mazda.626ES. V6, sun-
roof,. leather, 4 door, AT, AC,
loaded, 40,000 one-owner
miles. $9450 960-4464. n8/i2s
1993 Oldsmobile Achieva,
4d, white economical ,local
transportation, high' miles
will finance with low down
payment, for right person
227-1294. : tfc8/07
1995 Ford 'Ranger XLT
Extended Cab. 70,000 miles,
5 speed, AC, mint condition.
$3950. 960-4464.. ltc8/28
S1991 Oldmobile cutlass
cierra. 4d, blue comfortable
family size car, will finance'
with low down payment for
right person 227-1294. tfcs/o7
2006 Nissan Frontier
Extended Cab, topper, AT,
AC, low miles, one owner,
new condition. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc8/28
2001 Ford Escort. One
owner, garage-kept,. AT, AC,
power windows. New condf-
tion. Must see. $6450. 960-
4464. ltc8/28
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 4D
Clean, cassette, pw, pi,
cruise, tilt. 119,000 mi good
shape. V6 automatic $2,500.
SCall 647-8384 dr. 229-6964
ask for Becky. '3tc8/28
.1996 Dodge Neon. 2 door,
AC, 5 speed, 50,000 miles,
one owner. $2950. 960-4464.
Itc8/28


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. p.8/or7
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
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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






2BR/1BA h6me, wel 'located
half block to Reid Ave and
bay. Large lot. $550 mo.
home (404). 303-7450 (cell)
(404) 502-5706. 3tp8/28


For rent: Long term 2BR/
1BA 606 Woodward. $550
per mo. plus deposit. Call
647-2570., 2tp8/28
1BR home 524 4th St. $325
per mo. First and Sec. dep.
227-3333 3tp8/28
COMMERCIAL WARE-
HOUSE 1125 sq ft. 14 foot
roll up door, power available.
Mexico Beach. 648-5242.
tfc8/28

Very nice 2BR/lBa mobile
home, all appliances fur-
nished. Care free living, with
lawn maintenance incl in
rent. Perfect for retiree. $395
per mo. $200 dep. 227-9350.
ltp8/28

Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 527-6090.
2tp8/28

Immaculate 2Br/1 Ba mobile
home in Beacon Hill area.
Incl w/d and storage .shed,
furn. or unfurn. $650 plus
dep. 647-3834. tfc8/14
Port St. Joe upstairs unfurn.
duplex apt. Water and trash
inc. No pets. $400 dep. $450
mo. 229-1340. tfc8/21

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,
with gulf view. $775 per
mo. 647-9214. tfc7/24
Apartment for rent. Call
Kenney 227-7241 or Phil
227-2112. tfc7/17
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tsf6/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.,
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 b'a., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, filly carpet-
ed. No pets..
FURNISHED
S.Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up. a
SOne bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup..Call
229-6777 after 7PM. tf6/5



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


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229-6374

Antique full size all wood 4
poster bed, complete w/new
mattress and box spring.
$250 obo. Antique triple wing
mirrored vanity w/bench.
$200 obo. Call 227-7125
leave name and number.
tfc8/21
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





Garage Sale: Labor Day,
Mon. Sept 1st 7am-noon CST
720 Fortner, Mexico Beach.-
Lots of good.stuff. ltp8/28.
Moving Sale: Sat., 8am-3pm
CT. 102 B South 26th St.,.
Mexico 'Beach. No Early
SBirds ltp8/28
Yard Sale Sat. Aug 30th
8am-lpm CT at 9430 Auger.
Cancelled if rain. ltp8/28
Garage Sale Rain or Shine
Sat. Aug 30th. 124 6th St.
Mexico Beach. 8am -till CT.
Propane gas dryer, air condi-
tioners one with heat,
portable dishwasher. Lots of
other goodies.. ltp8/28
Whole House indoor yard
sale. Sat. Aug 30th 74 1st'
Street. Mexico Beach 8am -
noon CT. ltc8/28
Carport Sale: Saturday, Aug
30, 8-12, 603 16th St.
Comforters,.' stereos, elec-
' tronic'keyboard and lots of
miscellahedios. ltp8/28






RN
HHA
NHC HOMECARE
Are you looking for a fresh
start; something new? If so,
NHC HomeCare is the place
for youl Our PORT ST JOE
agency is, a partner-friendly
homecare program seeking a
PRN RN and part-time HHA
to provide care to our home-
bound patients. Mileage
reimbursed. Interested par-
ties may contact-May Fuze,
Administrator, at 229-8238,
or apply locally at 418 Reid
Ave in Port' St.. Joe.
EOE/DFWP. 14tc8/28


TRADES & SER~VICES


). C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
/ '. 850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


RadioShack@
Authorized Sales Center



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


PLUb MALL tINL.INt
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
/ MINI-STORAGE \


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


DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


CLEANING
Windows
Insured Professional Dependable
Construction 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 dnd air
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities

( Voice/TTY Access
(352)472-3952 12


Lin Brightly


MINI STORAGE
O 228 Reid 'Ave. Street, Port St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours

BEACH

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

Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkadkins@hotmail.cx2m


SLocal Internet Service
* Computer Repairs & Upgrades
* Custom Built Computers
SModels on Display
* Excellent Prices
* Lessons for Beginners
SWeb Site Design & Hosting
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


SONEAL SANDERS
APPLIANCE SERVICE
SALES & REPAIR
Repair all major brands
Home # 647-5113
SWork # 227-5112


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or Ne, s Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165


Reduced Rates on Select
Services Call for details
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


Robert E. King DDS'

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


Willard's

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


) iAs ti v *E
RESIDE3rAL
If Isools



Pool Maintenance & Repair
e Over 20 Years ExperPince .


850-647-8963 A 850-227-6131
IIIll9 iiIY I iLPO V'-]0il 1


New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.

SAbove Ground Pools Starting at $995 Free Water Testing
SLiquid Chlorine Automatic Pool Cleaners Starting at $175.00
Convert from Baquacil to Chlorine Ask us How
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-POOL (7665) www.pristine-pool.com



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* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

SFlorida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
fc7/24


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A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS !4-&1* Concrete *
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED IT DOESN'T
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Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


Early Education and Care,
Inc. is seeking Caregivers
who are interested in provid-
ing quality early care and
education to infants and tod-
dlers in our Apalachicola
location. Position requires a
minimum of a CDA with
infant and/or toddler spe-
cialization and on year suc-
cessful classroom experi-
ence. Early Education and
Care, Inc. offers an excellent
benefits package. Apply at
450 Jeriks Avenue, Panama
City, FL 32401 'EOE
M/F/V/D www.ecskids.org
ltc8/28

Small engine mechanic/
service man. apply in person.
St. Joe Rent All 706 1st
'Street. Port St. Joe. tfc6/5,
Resource Development
Director Area's top non-
profit, United Way of
Northwest Florida, seeks
exceptional person to orga-
nize, develop, and focus com-
munity capacity in Calhoun,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and
Washington Counties. Assist
with State Employees consol-
idated gl\ing campaign in the
above counties. plus Bay
County.
Associates degree or equiva-
lent and 2 year's nonprofit,
marketing, or community or
resource development experi-
ence preferred. This is a full
time position based in
Panama City. Salary: DOE
This is a drug free, EOE
employer. Submit resume
and references to UWNWFL,
PO Box 586, Panama Ci t. FL
32402 2tcS 28
Position Vacancy With The
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Aide (Pre-K):
1-Fihll-time position, 1- 4
hour position
School/Site: Port St. Joe
Elementary School
Application Deadline:
August 29, 2003; Deadline
"12:00 noon EDT : ,' -
SCoitacti Person: i. Chins
Early, Principal, Port St. Joe
Elementary School, 2201
Long Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
32456, (850) 227-1221
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. www.gulf.kl2.fl.us
or http://prod.schoolcruis-
er.com/gscb
Qualifications: .An A.A. or
60 hrs. credit in an institu-
tion of higher education is
required: Successful appli-
cant must pay a $60 finger-
print analysis fee, get a pre-
employment physical and
drug screening.
Salary Range: Salary is
determined by the adopted
salary schedule.
'Gulf County Schools is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer.


Civil Engineer
Port St Joe based
Engineering firm is
seeking a Civil Engineer
for their Main Office in
Port St Joe. Ideal candi-
date will have 3-5 Years
experience. E-mail
resumes to pittss@pre-
ble-rish.com or mail to
"Engineer Position". P.O.
Box 639, Port St Joe
FL,-32457. ,

Position Vacancy With The
Gulf County Schools 2003-
2004
Position Title: Teacher on
special assignment (Reading
Coach)
School/Site: Wewahitchka
High School .
Application Deadline:
September 2, 2003 Deadline
12:00 noon E.T.
Contact Person: Mr. Terry
Linton, Principal,
Wewahitchka High School,
745 E. River Road,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
(850) 639-2228'
Job Description: A copy of
the advertised job descrip-
tion and an application form
ate 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/gscb
Qualifications: Applicable
Florida Teaching
Certification or able to obtain
a certificate, successful
applicant must pay a $60 fin-
gerprint analysis fee, get a
pre-employinent physical
and, drug screening
Salary Range: Salary is
determined by the adopted
salary schedule.
Gulf County Schools is an
Equal Opportunity
Employer.
Accounts Payable Manager
for busy medical clinic
including banking duties and
non-clinical office manager
duties. Call 653-8600. ext.
105. 2tp8/21
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- 74-0406 4tp .'21
Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info .call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.
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


AC dock installers needed.
Please call GW Service 229-
S9125. 2tc8/28
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the following
positions: Full time LPN (2)
7a-3p, (1) l1p-7a. Affordable
medical insurance, uniform
Sallowing, shift diff. Call Tricia
at 229-8244 or apply. in per-
son to 220 Ninth St. Port St.
Joe, Florida. tfc7/24
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center is now
taking applications for the
following positions: CNA's (2)
FT 3-11 Mol.-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
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

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

REPORTER POSITION The
Star and Apalachicola/
Carrabelle Times newspa-
pers are seeking a reporter to
cover sports and miscella-
neous community journal-
ism: in the two communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this position should
send a resume and. samples
of.their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box.308, Port St. Joe Fl.
32457. tfc7/3
Established real estate
office. has openings in 'the
Renral Dept. Requires com-
puter and public relation
'-sillYs 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 Werper has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence ,needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problem!:Short.
term training now available
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc8/7

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













THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2003 PAGE 11B


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

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


-U
LOhT &T^

FOUND I


Found on Long Ave. Beagle
puppy 229-8096. Owner will
be asked to pay for ad.
ltp8/28

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




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For Sale: Travel trailer 28
foot located Lot 22 Bryants
Landing, Wewahitchka. If
interested Call Earl Peak at
850-229-6547. 2tp8/28

1969 Chevy Kingswood
Station wagon best offer.
Older motor boat, best offer.
2bdrm, 2 bath, singlewide
mobile home best offer.
2tp8/2'1

30' 2001 Holiday Rambler
Pres. 2 'slide outs exc. cond.
no pets/smokers. $38,500
229-6610. 3tp8/28

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

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

.Heavy du u hauling trailer
-4x7 great shape -.$25Q,.mur-.
ray self propelled, pushing
mower with bagger $40 229-
8378. 2tp8/21

WANTED
S U.S. M-1 carbine. Will pay
substantial price. Call 647-
5884. 3tp8/14









CALLUS TODAY TO
PLACE YOURAD
227.1278



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


(850 l r81r-2955r
(850 ) 819-2955


Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,'
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net or
call 639-5401 and leave your
name, phone number, and
address. tfc7/24


KITTENS free to good home.
227-9865. noon-10pm. 3tps/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/1-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.
Stfc6/5

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

Lot# 17 Palm Ridge
Subdivision-Short walk to
beach $74,900. 647-8033.
2tp8/28

2 lots on Dead Lakes.
$15,000 each. Owner financ-
ing $1,000 dwn. 20 yrs 10%
$135.10 mo. 850-832-0949.
2'8tc8/28

House for Sale 902 10th St.
4BR/3BA seen by.appt. only.
Call after 4pm. 227-1296:
2tp8/28

Charming, remodeled: 3 BR/
2BA home. Located at 805
Garrison Ave on 2 city lots in
commercial/residential area.
Excellent for office space or
coastal home. $145,000. Call
227-9325 after 4 p.m.
4tp8/28


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Renovation
Phone/Fax

(850)227-7107
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HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5

OPEN HOUSE
For Sale by Owner. 1303
Garrison Ave. PSJ. Sat. Aug
30th 2-4pm. Must see to
appreciate ...many renova-
tions. 227-9661. itp8/28






Small Engine and Outboard
Repair. Call Larry Gay 229-
8592 or come by at 479
Madison St. Oak Grove.
ltp8/28

Drummer and/or band
available, solid player,. all
styles, mid 40's, playing
since classic rock was rock.
Call Larry (850) 215-2622.
2tp8/21

HOME ENHANCEMENT
Landscaping-and Handy
Man Service
(Family Owned).
Landscaping & Yard
Maintenance, Home Repair,
Mowing & Weeding,
Walkways.& Edging, Garden
Arbors & Gazebos, Planting
& Mulching, Patios & Decks,
Retaining Walls, Brush
Removal & Clean Up,
Stepping Stones.
We specialize in water fea-
tures. We also offer a com-
plete home cleaning service.
Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured
Contact Jim Turner 227-
2522 4tp8/14

NO TIME? Mature, reliable
woman .will: pet sit, dog
walk, (owned Pet Care busi-
ness, 5 yrs.) will also clean
house, mow lawn, B.A. liber-.
al arts, 1981 exc. work and
character refs. Call Diana:
227-3411. 3tp8/14


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 G. Costin
Sr. Blv'd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456,
to operate 'a Class .III Solid Waste,
Mai1rfement Faielit The facility Fle
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3p p.r,.iM-ii n 'l,, T I mil ...I
iilgh..i .I cp..rl.T? y 2 -rrlle.
northeast of Port St. Joe, Gulf County,
Florida. A vertical expansion (18 feet
,Jp ,' a-.,31 I li: 5 il -lJ p t..J rea 15
pir.:.1..:.-c for i -d io -!ll'l.:3u:r
Trl-: ppl],:ui,:,. -_ rI,-lj n r..,: _:e,: i arn 3
1l a'aluble 1or p.Udl!nL in-pr.u:,n al-r
i n.rn-mrr] au- r.:.dur- "J '.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
except legal holidays, at-the following
locations: 11 Deoartment of


Q REMODELING
MAINTENANd
FIX UP FOR SALE
SREPAIRS i
PROJECTS UNLIMITED



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5i 57/3


Environmental Protection. 160


Environmental Protection, 160
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 inter-
est in the above-described property,
which was seized on or about July 12,
2003; inr 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 mail, 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 0
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
Publish August 21 and 28. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 03-159-CA
'BANK ONE, NA Plaintiff,
vs. I
KRISSI L. LOWREY: JASON LOWREY;
W.H.. WHEELER, D/B/A WHEELER
ENTERPRISE, and any unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and under any
of the above-named Defendants,.
% IDefenidants.
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-
named Defendant(s), if deceased or
whose last known addresses are
unknown.
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,
Gulf County, Florida in Plat
Book 2, Page 14.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Michael N.
Edwards, Butler & Hosch, PA., 3185
South Conway'.j j x ,ili E Orlando.
Florida 32812 ana oe the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled Court on
or before 30 dj., r..m F Ur. RI;.- pult.!!
.cationi oL. l r.'-. t- ..lu,'L -ll. i'i'., L,-
entered .-,aroil .,'-u i,:. r r' h 1 :!,.' l
demand-.i i- C-e C.jm.plain.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said
Court on the 13th day of August, 2003.
Di 5aiulluei A. per;on'.-L' tIL din)btLJ
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-
6113S, not later than seven (7) days


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prior to the proceeding. If hearing


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 TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #0203-31
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners 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., ED.T.
at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida 32,456. 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
/s/Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish August 21 and 28. 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID #0203-32
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company, or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Miscellaneous Equipment for'
New Fire Truck
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 Building Official Michael L.
Hammond at (850) 229-8944.
Delivery date 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,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids.will be
opened at this same location on
Ti.ji1., September 2, 2003 at 10;00
am ED T
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
/s/Jerry Barnes, Chairmin
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham. 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. 03-09 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 1-new, Nash
.Vacuum Pump; 2,used Nash Vacuurr
Pump-model #s: CL-2001. Item can be
inspected at the Waste Water
Treatment Plant. /
Bid forms are available in -e ,:...:. ,:f
the City Clerk, 305 Cecil *:.:. ri. u 5.
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
SBoard of CttyCommissioners meeting,
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/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..03-10 in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida,
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/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
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office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Flbrida,
by mall at P.O. Box 278, Port. St. Jo.,
Florida .32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 4:00 pm eastern time,
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Lot 3: 1-set of Rome disc; 1-4x4 multi-
fuel Kaiser truck: 1-5,000 gallon, 100
psi, stainless 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,
SMonday through Friday, between 8:00
anm 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY .
CASE NO: 03-49 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The estate of Louise B. Krisher,
deceased. ,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of
Louise "B.' Krisher. deceased, File
Number 03-49 PR, is pending iri iMe
Circuit Couit for GulfCounty, Flona,
FT,:.tir t >Hllil,:,r, 'rit ad,.lr ;: 1'ahlci .
i; CUhI C:,nr, ..,:-jrtu iue Ci,: iecil
C C,.:i-i Sr B.:.uli ard FP.ri t Joe,
FL 32456 Tih name arrd asjarei 'of
the personal representative and that
.personal .representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dbcedent and other
persons having, claims or demands
Against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served' within
three moriths 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. ,
AlA other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims br 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
i NOTICE.
-.ALL-CLAIMS AN-lDEMANDS-NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
ST-IW *' T .,:' u-ic ri.hr "T ,U.uI'.: 5 h.-. .:.1 rJil
S. Tnj.r' 5 I. GiBo riO
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SP.O. Box 39
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(850) 229-8211
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PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish August 28, and September 4,
2003
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
ABANDONED PROPERTY
The following vehicles are currently
located in our City Yard impound lot.
To claim this property, please call the
Mexico Beach Police Dept. at 648-
4790. Any and all appropriate fees are
to be satisfied before vehicles may be
removed from this site.
1985 Ford Mustang, 2D, Blue,
VIN# 1FABP26A9FF241373FL Tag:
G94ETR
Unknown year or tag: Chevrolet
Pickup, Custom Deluxe 10, Lt. Blue
Unknown year, Plymouth Voyager,
Levy Cty Tag D24TQE, Tan
1992 Maroon Cadillac Seville, IN Tag:
95P7929, Maroon
Unknown year, Cadillac Cimarron,
VIN#1G6JG6949FJ506345, Grey
Publish August 28, and Sept. 4, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
STATE OF FLORIDA VS
RICHARD L. MULLINAX, Defendant
CASE NO: 03-0176CF
CHARGE: I) Lewd &W Lascivious
Exhibition I '
INO INFORMATION
The State of Florida, by and through
the undersigned Assistant State
Attorney, hereby announces a NO
INFORMATION in the above case, for
the following reason:
There is no evidence to prove the acts
were committed with lewd and lascivi-
ous intent.
THEREFORE;, the State Attorney's
Office announces a NO INFORMATION
in this case.
This 31 day of July, 2003
/s/Brian L Hill Fla. Bar#0474053
ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY
1000 Cecil Costin Blvd/P O Box 922
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-6131
(800) 545-8272
Publish August 28, 2003
'NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the fol-
lowing appllication(s) for water use per-
mit(s) has (have) been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management
DistriCt:.
Application number I 06320 filed
08/20/2003, Gulf American Shrimp,
LLC, Post Office Box 927, Port St. Joe,
FL 32457, Requesting a maximum
withdrawal of 1,728.000 gallons per
day from the Florida Aquifer, System
If;r AquCuiJnile ube b, e silir, a-id
pr.:-po:ed I'aCllJe_%. General i..rofa -A
iOCuiLonil in Gull C.:,II-in TI065
Rg9V SeC 36B
inrer : trl. person: ma c.tle l io .:,r
comment upon Lhe appljcauLloni ,:r
nubiTill a ln'ir i requ,-l lor ,:pi a :,f.
31ern,.- :uon reg -dnME Lr -ce appl,:A .
trunrll c, 11nuing [,: -he DL.i:i.ih:' n 1
Resource Regulation of the Nortwest
Florida Water Managerfient District.,
attention Terri Peterson, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana, Florida
32333-9700, but such comments or
requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on Septembei 12, 2003.
No further.public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this (these) appllication(s).
Publication of this notice constitutes
,:,unsUj'_jinJ nolnc *:.f ril peCrmlL
appllC L.:r. t.:, 3ll1 iub-tsr ,Ouill .,ilffc.ed
prerror,n A r.:c.p o I use Ld'il" repur'lil
must be requested in order to.,remain
,.1-ud r of IlurLer pro.:.eedis ard anr\
puibll: nringrlr e a ,- j.:irilal.l,
aIn 5,lmribj'duie hi-ru', rdau',l.,ni
tr, d pri- .:, idJ daerxv c iruor e., iut.. fidl.
fr-. ;].:,r, ,:-1 40A 1-I '521! Fl*.na
Agt.r.:. A':u,:n ill be -,rl d c.'i l,' ic
persons who h :' e I' ue- iucr. rqu 51
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
SURPLUS PROPERTY
All.surplus property at the Highland
View School will be given to any inter-
"ested' persons. Please call Mr. Don
Rich Coordinator of Facility Services
ic'50 l 229 .5369 All surplus property
will t.- remo, ed by September 5, 2003
Publish August 28, 2003


Minutes...
Gnf County School Boar
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
MAY 6, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on May 6, 2003 at
9:00 a.m., ET, in their Administrative
Offices. The following members were
present: Billy C. Quinn, Jr., Linda
Wood, Sharon Gaskin, Charlotte
Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present. Chairman Quinn,
presided. '
2002 & 2003 SCHOOL RELATED
'EMPLOYEES OFTHE YEAR RECOGNI-
TION: The Gulf County School Board
and Superintendent Kelley prgented
1:, -i ,, ri :._d nii..'r I. :,-' ,:enter'
r :IlplF-iu L 3 i .- li .. lial.:[ 2002
virnnr oe r r.n:. 6.r-,-Kr.:irAn i3r.Jd the
SL"0'3 dI:LIc in mnr:-- r.l FRiley.
RECOGNITION OF .EMPLOYEES
RETIRING AT THE 'END OF THE 2002-
03 SCHOOL YEAR: Th.. -.ll C- (:onr
School Board and Superintendent
Kelley presented plaques of recognition
to the following retirees: Bryan:Baxley, ,
Buddy Floore, Betty Husband, Jo
O'Barr, Vivian Patten, Carl Phillips
Marty Sterzoy, Christine White, Fay
Wood, Clayton Wooten.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION: The Ghlf
County School. Board .and
Superintendent Kelley. recognized Mr.
Ken Murphy for his untiring dedication
and assistance to the entire school sys-
tem.
The Board also recognized some stu-
dents from Port St. Joe Elementary's
Odyssey of the Mind teams, ,
GULF ACADEMY PROGRAM PRESEN-
TATION: Ms. Minnie Likely, Gulf
Academy Teacher, gave the Board and
Superintendent .an overview of .the
Academy's first year of service.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Regina
Washabaugh, School Health
*Coordinator. reminded the Board and
the public that athletic physical for
students and other physical for school
board employees will be conducted
during the entire summer at the health
department rather than in a 2-dyay
intensive clinic just prior to the 2003-
04 school year.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda amended to include pages
32a (construction matter), and pages
45a-45e (12-month holiday and school
food service calendars and private vehi-
cle transportation request).
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second. by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote. the Board took noted
action on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes: Approved min-
utes for April 8, 2003 meeting.
SudeLt MaNier, .'Pasmerl i"f Bills:
Approved pa,,.Tfnt ri bdil ~-L.d tri l'-
lk..ir.g btudig anierindment-
Budget Amendnrie Vii C--neral "
Budget Amrendiote \ii- FECO i-
Bdlel ,kmenrdmnh t \i- Fe.rlr.-
Bo,14F] Ain'ndi i-nia \~ii Fri cri1
C',:,.rrep.:,nndri:- Tre- B.:-.rid acknowl-
edged correspondence from Ms Cathy
Colbert. No action required.
Personr.el .,:epuptdi re.i'nals.:,r ..:
Becky L,:-.ur Ir.:. rr :bpf.ppiimenrit-
positions of girls and boys cress coun-
try coach and girls basketball coach for
the 2003-04 season.
Approved the following summer camp
counselors as recomihended:' Port St.
Joe Elementary Karen Odom. Jo
CeIr.ni, nt \ .I-ul':ina Elementary -
.it.-^ru'C A-iki',.ian &r,:.w-n.
Approved request of Shirley Williams to
continue working, as lunchroom
cashier at Port St. Joe for the 2003-04
school year.
Student Matters: .Approved the follow-.
ing Franklin county residents to' con-
ul.u autliin,-r, .i.:l,.:.l rA. ulJ" CouI ,ry
I.:.r the 20r3- 0. c:h,:,ol I,.'ar Trhom L
Ward, Jr., Raevyn Jefferson.
.Approved. request for. Samantha
-- r ..J, ,-:r,-., l u-, l 1 u,-Cl -,., i-.r r- l
2003-04 school year. o 0
Su-plu r rr, 1. pr..eJ .ji r":al ,o
S1 .Ye ;:,tu,:., -> Vie ',l, ,| ,:,p=,erT, from
.Port St. J.je El-,n r.ar, -.-.:...l as
requested: T-ortpuir .;er. R #
51002182, 51002187, 51002190,.
5'102259, 5102276, 51982153;
51992160, 71970467, 71990476, gas
range 00051615, dish washer -
00051625, icemaker 51965141. ,pr:.p
er 51851076.
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Approved disposal 0 moe losowmg sur-
plus property from Wewahltchka high
School as requested: PR # tape player -
818020080: VCR 81952378;
Intercom system 81952370:
Computers 81002605, 81012621.
81012629. 810126127, 81012634.
81012640. 81012650, 81012652,
81012695, 81952384. 81952385.
81952386. 81952387. 81952388.
81952389, 81952396, 81952401,
81952406. 81952408, 81952412,
81952415. 81952421, 81952323,
81962467, 81972480, 81972489.
81992492. 81992493, 81992494,
81992499. 81992500, 81992504.
81992510. 81992542, 81992543.
81992546. 81992549, 81992555,
81992560. 81992563. 81992567,
81992577. copier 81952371. sousa-
phone 81801996, trombone
81952376, refrigerator 81902320,
bar code reader 81962444.
Approved disposal of the following sur-
plus property from Port St. Joe High
School as requested: PR # leg extension
machine 61792011; leg curl machine
- 61792012; pullover torso machine
61792013; DVR-4 weights 61802138:
Centurion II weights 61802140:
record player-recorders 00004044;
computer server 61003189; notebook
- 61003190; computers 61003211.
61973072, 61973073, 61973074,
* 61983083, 61983085. 61983089,
61983095, 61983096, 61983097,
'61983098, 61983101,61983102; com-
puter port hub 61983078, 61983079,
61983080, 61983081, 61983082; lam-
inating machine 61912910; confec-
tion oven 06175691; dishwasher -
06175707.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the following construction
matters:
Approved change order # 14 from Bel-
Mac Roofing in the amount of
$64,331.28 pending, the architect's
approval.
Approved to begin the bid process for
roofing projects at Wewahitchka
High/Middle Schools and Wewahitchka
Elementary School. Implementation of
actual work on these projects will be
contingent on funding availability.
PUBLIC HEARING ON POLICY
CHANGES: On motion by Mr. Redd,
second by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved submitted
policy changes as noted: 2.20. 2.70,
12.80 (delete)., 2.80, 2.90, 3.10, 5.40,
5.70, 5.711. 5.80, 6.30, 6.547, 6.61,
6.62, 6.90, 7.31, 7.37. 7.73, 8.11,
8.12, 8.13. 8.14. 8.15, 8.20, 8.22,
8.30, 8.31. 8.35, 8.37, 8.38, 8.39,


.40U. O.OU. O.OJ1u o.au.O oJ. o.u ,
8.70, 8.80. 9.30,
9.40. 9.50, 9.60, 9.70.
Sylvia Payne, representing the Gulf
County Education Association.
addressed the Board regarding policy
change 6.17. Section 5a and 5c of this
advertised policy was not approved aid
will be researched further for statutory
accuracy.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
Superintendent Kelley's recommenda-
tion for Mrs. Kay Geoghagan to serve
as the citizen representative on the
Public School Facility Planning
Committee. Also, approved interlocal
agreement with the Gulf County
Commission, the City Commissions of
Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka for pub-
lic school facility planning.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
Board took noted action on the follow-
ing items in the Superintendent's
report.
Fully endorsed The Century Program,
an initiative being implemented by the
Foundation for Excellent Schools. A
letter will be sent to Pam Selton,
Executive Director of the St. Joe
Co imunity Foundation. expressing
the Board's endorsement
Approved otit-of-state field trip for the
Wewahitchka Middle School Odyssey of
the Mind team.
Authorized Superintendent Kelley to
obtain a formal appraisal on the
'Highland View property; also autho-
rized disposal of" jun ked property
stored at Highland View after giving
schools and the public the opportunity
to take items of use.
Approved a 4-day work week for 12-
month employees from May 26, 2003
through July 28, 2003.
Approved 2003-04 12-month employee
holiday calendar and school food ser-
vice calendar. ,
Approved private transportation
request from Wewahitchka Middle
School.
Reviewed School Resource Officer
activity reports for March and April.
2003 from Port St. Joe High/Middle
Schools, and March, 2003 from
Wewahitchka High/Middle Schools.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: The
Board agreed for Mrs. Sharon Gaskin
to continue serving on the Board of
Directors of the Florida School Boards
Association. On motion by Mrs. Wood,
second by Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous
vote, the Board approved Board partic-


ipation In the FSBA module in Panama
City. June 2-3. 2003. PAEC Leadership
Conference, June 5-6. 2003, and the
FSBA. FADSS Joint Conference. June
11-13, 2003.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mrs. Gaskln, and
unanimous vote, Board adjourned at
11:20 a.m.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
MAY 27, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met In
special session on May 27, 2003 at
9:00 a.m.. ET, in their Administrative
Offices The following members were
present: Billy C. Quinn. Jr., Linda
Wood. Sharon Gaskin, Charlotte
Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
PERSONNEL: Karen Collinsworth,
William Thursbay, and Mike Lacour
addressed the Board regarding the
SSuperintendent's recommendation to
transfer Principal Earley to Port St. Joe
Elementary School and Principal
Wilder to Port St. Joe High School. On
.motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the Superintendent's recom-
mendation for above-mentioned trans-
fer with the respective schools' School
Advisory Councils acting as oversight
committees for a smooth transition. .
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a letter to be sent to annual
contract employees regarding the
Board's inability to provide renewal let-
ters for the 2003-04 school prior to
their last day of employment for the
2002-03 school year. because the legis-
lature.has not approved the state's
budget for next fiscal year.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.,
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Richard
Hollensworth for a social studies
instructional position for the 2003-04
school year at Wewahitchka High
School pending completion of drug
screening, physical examination, and
fingerprinting.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
' Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Charles Winchester for
a science instructional position for the
2003-04 school year at Wewahltchka
High School pending completion of
drug screening, physical examination,
and fingerprinting.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no fur-
ther business, on motion by Mr. Redd,
second by Mrs. Gaskin. and unani-
mous vote, the'Board adjourned at
10:10 a.m., ET.


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 8, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met this
date in special session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor, and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were:
County Attorney Timothy
McFarland, Clerk Douglas C.
Birmingham, Deputy Clerk
Lean'na Roberts, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building
Inspector Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln;
Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Road Department,
Superintendent Louie Flowers,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
Workcrew Superintendent
Luthus;Hand, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugert.
Major Nugent called the
meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.,
E.D.T.'
Planner Richardson opened
the meeting with prayer, and
Chairman Barnes led the, Pledge
ofAllegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Fox, and after
discussion regarding an aban-
donment request on engineering
letterhead, the .Board unani-
mously approved the Consent
Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes-June 24, 2003'
Special Meeting June 24, 2003-
Regular Meeting
2. Abandonment Request-
Portion of Neal Drive (Kentucky
Landing Subdivision)
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4. Budget UuDocnilent
Approval Mosquito Control
Department
5. Change Order Request-
2001- 02 Road Bond Paving
Program-Nautilus Drive
6. Contract-Continuity of
Operations and Terrorism Plan
(A.R.P.C. Preparation of Plans)
7. Court Order-Payment to
Ben Bollinger (#02- 237- MM *
$1,604.54 to be paid from
Account #72031- 31000)
Payment to James E. Hord, Ph.D.
(#02- 301- CF $750.00 to be
paid from Account #61019-
31003)-Payment to Attorney J.
Gordon Shuler (#02- 125- CF *
$414.90 to be paid from
Account #61021- 31000)
8. Culvert/Drain
Placement-Two Palms Drive and
Seascape Drive
9. Grant Application
Approval-Fire Department Brush
Trucks (Overstreet, Howard
Creek, Wetappo, Dalkeith,
Stonemill Creek, Wewahitchka)
10. Interlocal Agreement-
Bay County Housing Finance
Authority-Single- Family
Mortgage Program
11. Invoice-Bay Medical,
Center-H.C.R.A. (#02290- 00327
* $943.20 / #02339- 00593 *
$156.20 / #03006- 00561 *
$78.10 / #03042- 00137
$78.10 /#03069- 00762 *
$1,542.62 to be paid from
Account #51462- 31500-County
Attorney .Timothy McFarland
(June, 2003 $4,230.00 to be
paid from Account. #21314-
31100)-Fisher Construction-
E.O.C. (#7 $36,350.05 to be
paid from Account #21725-
6200I1)-GA.C.-Integras
Rehabilitation, Phase II (Bid'
#0203- 12 #1953 $132,354.51
* to be paid from Account
#27550- 63000)-Opportunity
Florida-2003- -04 Dues
($1,341.70 to be paid from
Account #55151- 82000)-
Panama Court Reporting (#923 *
07- 01- 03 $183.28 / #924 07-
01-03 $218.22 / #925 06- 30-
03 $70.35 / #927 07- 02- 03 *
$205.72 to be paid from various


C',:urt Re.prtV r Ir li,- iemn-il-T
Michael Tucker, C.P.A.-
Grant/Bond Audits (2001- 2002
* $5,520.00 to be paid from
Account #21111- 32001,)
12. Lease Cancellation-
Florida Department of Children &
Families-Old Gulf County
Courthouse Space
13. Resolution-Agreeing to
manage design and construction
of the shared- use (bike) path
from Cape Palms Park to the
Stump Hole area, as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2003- 22
A RESOLUTION OF GULF
-COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING
TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF
THE LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM
,IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF TRANSPORTATION
WHEREAS, Gilf County has
been awarded a Local Agency
Program Agreement by the State
of Florida Department of
Transportation to 'assist in the
design and construction of a,
shared- use path from Cape
Palms Park to the Stumphole;
and
WHEREAS, Gulf County will
be the entity responsible for ulti-
mate maintenance of the infra-
structure upon completion of
construction; ind
WHEREAS, Gulf County
certifies that the adopted
Comprehensive Plan is in compli-
ance with Chapter 163, Part II,
Florida Statutes, arid that any
amendments to the adopted plan
related to the project have been
determined by the Department of
Community Affairs to be in com-
pliance with Chapter 163, Part II,
Florida Statutes;
NOW, THEREFORE,'BE IT
RESOLVED that Gulf County
agrees to manage design and
construction of the required
infrastructure to ensure compli-
ance with'all State, Federal, and
local requirements.
ADOPTED this 8th day of
July, 2003
(End)
14. Special Projects


Pay% n- r as Ir rll ,:L ; I [
Display Sales Co.-American
Flags-City of Wewahitchka $
639.10 GUlf .Ice Systems-
Wewahitchka Fire. Department
Ice Machine $2,195.60 Harold's
Auto Parts-River Reading
Gauge/Gaskin Park $ 28.49 Dist.
2 Display Sales Co.-American
Flags-City of Wewahitchka $
639.10 Fisher's Building Supply-
Dead Lakes Park Boat Ramp $
17.39 (End)
15. Travel-Micro-
Resurfacing Demonstration
(Marianna 07/8- 14/03) .
16. Utility Easement-
Progress Energy (Underground
Power Lines Parcel ID #04589-
000R)
PROPOSED ORDINANCE-
BEACH DRIVING
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow the Attorney to draft a
beach driving ordinance amend-
ment that will allow the present
ordinance to include Eglin beach.
Commissioner Fox seconded -the
motion, contingent upon County
Attorney McFarland's approval.
After discussion, the motion
passed unanimously.
SHERIFF-BULLETPROOF
VEST GRANT
Major Nugent reported that
the Attorney General awarded
enough funding to provide twice
as many vests as were requested
for the Sheriffs Office, and they
are in the process, of correcting
the grant paperwork. .
EDWARD BYRNE GRANT /
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Upon inquiry by Major,
Nugent, Deputy Clerk/Budget &
Finance Director Norris reported
that the grant reports required
for the Edward Byrne Grant were
submitted this week.
DIRT HAULING / DRIVE-
WAYS
Upon, recommendation by
Assistant Road Department
Superintendent Flowers,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
haul dirt for repairs to county


neht- of- v. ai .rnly Chairman
Barnes reported that he has five
driveways for which dirt may not
have been delivered yet, and
requested that these be complet-
ed. Commissioner Traylor sec-
onded the motion, and it'passed
4 to 1, with Commissioner
McLemore voting no.
DRIVEWAY PERMIT
Upon recommendation by
Assistant Road Department
Superintendent Flowers,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
charge $25.00 for each driveway
permit (includes two site visits)
and to charge $10.00 per addi-
tional site visit. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and.
it passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners McLemore and
Fox voting no.
APPOINTEES-T.D.C.
Upon recommendation by
T.D.C. Director Pickett,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
appoint Lorie Bush and John
Reeves to serve on the Tourist
Development Council (to replace
Glenda McLemore and Eugene
Raffield). Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
INVOICE-, COURT
ORDERED PAYMENT
Upon recommendation by
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Norris,- C.ommi-,loner
Traylor motioned to pasy cojrr
ordered Invoice lor Aromrne% Mei
Madison, in the amount or
$394.14 (case #99- 093- CJ).
Commissioner Peters, seconded-
the motion, and it passed unani-'
mously.
V.A. MEDICAL CENTER-r
LAKE CITY
Commissioner Peters
motioned to submit a letter in
support of the VA Medical Center
in Lake City, Florida.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
TO BE CONTINUED...


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