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Creation Date: September 4, 2003
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PSJ to Raise
Water/Sewer Rates... Pg. 3A

Foundation Pours
$50,000 in Schools .. Pg 6A

Up from the Rubble. Pg. 8A

Health Fair
Next Week ........ Pg. 7A

Law Enforcement News Pg. 1OA
Sports............ Pgs. 11-13A
Society.......... Pg. 1-2B
Obituaries .... ..Pg. 1IOA & 6B
Church News... .... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals ... Pgs. 8-1 OB



Youth Survey


Reflects State


and National


Drug, Alcohol


Use Trends
J by Tim Croft
The results of a spring 2002
survey of Gulf County students in
grades six through 12 mirrored in
large part national trends for use of
alcohol and drugs and 6ther delin-
quent behavior.
While cigarette use slipped
between 2000-2002 and the preva-
lence of gun-related behavior in
school was low, use of alcohol and
marijuana increased -during the
same time period and county stu-
dents perceived there was less
reward and appreciation for staying
away from drinking and drugs
when compared to other* kids
around the country.
"These key findings illustrate
the complexity of drug use and
antisocial behavior among Gulf
County's youth and the possible
factors that may contribute to these
activities,"-the report on the survey:
reads in part. "While some of the
findings compare favorably to the
national findings, Gulf County
youth are still reporting drug use
and delinquent behavior that will
negatively affect their lives and our
Societyy"
The Florida Youth Substance
Abuse Survey (FYSAS) was created
as one of the recommendations by
the Florida Legislature's 1999 Drug
Control Summit.
The survey was developed from
the nationally recognized work of
Dr. J. David Hawkins arid Dr.
Richard F. Catalano and is aimed
at measuring both the prevalence
of alcohol, tobacco and drug use
and delinquent behavior, but also
the risk and protective factors
related to those behaviors.
One recommendation of the
Drug Control Summit was an
annual, multi-agency directed,
statewide school-based survey.
County level samples are sur-
veyed in even years,' smaller
statewide samples are gleaned in
odd years.
The survey is intended to pro-
vide districts with baseline. data in
order: to implement programs to'
address problem areas.
However, when it comes to
state red tape, good intentions
sometimes get muddled.
For starters, the survey results
(See Youth Survey on Page 6A)


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Hospital Negotiating Sale



Decision on Future of Gulf Pines LikelyIn the Next 45 Days


by Tim Croft
What the future entails for
Gulf Pines Hospital is likely to be
clear as an X-ray in the next 45
days.
Following a hearing last Friday
in federal court in Panama City,
Judge Lewis M. Killian issued an
order under which the Chapter 11
proceedings involving the hospital
will be dismissed on Oct. 15 if a
contract for the sale of the hospital
has not been filed.
That ruling came after a hear-
ing in which. Killian was to consid-
er two motions to dismiss the
bankruptcy, essentially leaving the
hospital at the mercy of creditors,
or convert it to a Chapter 7, or liq-
uidation, proceeding.
One of those motions, from
one of the hospital's creditors, was
withdrawn.
The other, from the. U.S.
trustee representing creditors, was
also ultimately withdrawn after the
trustee, acknowledging that he
only wanted to push the proceed-
ings, which date to 2000, forward,
agreed with the hospital's bank-
ruptcy attorney that a sale of the
hospital could be imminent,
according to several sources close
to the negotiations.
SAccording to sources,
Morningstar Holdings LLC, a hold-
ing company, has expressed inter-
est in purchasing the hospital, has
in the past several weeks sent two
separate teams to Port St. Joe to
assess the facility, and late last
week entered into a signed "Letter
of Intent" with the hospital's owner
to purchase the hospital.
Details of what such a sale
would entail are unavailable at this
time.
SThe "Letter of intent sources
indicated, contained language that
a contract for the sale could be
offered within 30 days of the date
on the letter, which was signed on
Aug. 28:
S If that dealbreaks down, how-
ever, Killian will -dismiss the
Chapter 11 proceedings on Oct. 15,
which means the'hospital will have
to deal with each of its creditors
individually. :
Killian could, provided such a
request was filed, give the parties
additional time to strike a deal if
negotiations are proceeding suffi-
ciently apace, or, in- theory,
approve a reorganization plan
agreed' to by all parties.
At one point the hospital put
forth a plan that was approved by
all creditors save the Internal
Revenue Service. The hospital has
continued to negotiate with the
IRS.
Such a plan could, in theory,
still get done and be approved,by
Killian if the IRS signed off oh it,
but a sale of the hospital could pre-
clude the need.
Late last week, the hospital
also received a settlement pertain-
ing to the bankruptcy proceedings
involving Ohio-based NPFX, Inc.
NPFX's business was providing
working capital loans to hospitals
against account receivables. It had
Loaned Gulf Pines some half a mil-
lion dollars.
However, when NPFX filed for


Tommy Mills Announces Candidacy

for Gulf County Sheriff's Post


The future of Gulf Pines Hospital could be decided within the next six weeks.


bankruptcy last November, Gulf part, blamed for the ensuing pay-
Pines was among a host of hospi- roll shortfall that roiled the hospi-'
tals and health care providers left tal and the home health care busi-
in the lurch. nesses that are part of 'the same'
The NPFX bankruptcy is, in corporation.


A settlement was reached last,
week under NPFX's bankruptcy in
which Gulf Pines was able to
recoup some $65,000 of its money,
which.sources indicated would be


used to continue to meet payroll
shortfalls which have the hospital
several pay periods behind in pay-
ing employees.


Wewahitchka Community Crushed



With News of Fral Auto Accient


by Tim Croft
A large, family and' a small town
were dealt a crushing body blow
last Thursday night.
The clouds seemed to hang
lower, become a little .darker and
cry a little more over Wewahitchka
last Friday in the aftermath of a
horrific multi-car accident at,
Hysmith Drive and Hwy. 71 late
Thursday, which claimed the lives
of three local men; all of whom were
part of the same extended family.
Judson N. Carnley, 19, Joseph
K. McLemore and Kyle N.
McLeiriore, both 27, were pro-
nounced dead at the scene, which
several who responded said was the
worst they had ever witnessed on
the county's roadways.
SAll three were cousins. All were
nephews of County Commissioner
Carmen McLemore.
It was the first time since 1990
that a single accident on the coun-
ty's roadways had claimed more
than two lives.
According to a report from the
Florida Highway Patrol,' all three
men were occupants in a car driven
by Jason Strimel, 19, also of
Wewahitchka, who was transported
to Bay Medical Center with serious
injuries.
Strimel, whose mother married
into the McLemore family, was
released from the hospital against
medical advice on Friday.
News of the accident churned
through the town, and schools, of


Wewahitchka, where all four young
men lived and were educated, like a
heartbreaking hook to the gut.
"It's bad," one Wewahitchka
High School student said last
Friday of the mood in school. "A lot
of kids didn't come to school today
and a lot them that did went home
early."
Nearly two dozen middle school
students were checked out of
school early on Friday morning
after news of the accident.spread.
The high school brought in
three grief counselors to assist any
students.
"(The mood in school is) pretty
low," said Wewahitchka 'High
School principal Terry Linton.
A teacher described the atmos--
'phere as grim, noting that a loss as
that suffered Thursday night by the
extended McLemore clan, only com-
pounded in a small-town, simply
"touches everybody."
Indeed, it seemed etched in the
faces at school, in downtown busi-
nesses and'on the street. '
"It's petty tough on a lot of
them," said a subdued Linton of his
students. "It's quite a shock." :
Slowly shaking his head,
Linton added that Carnley, a recent
graduate of Wewahitchka High
SSchool, was "a smart kid, he had
the, potential to do anything he
wanted to do."
According, to the Highway
Patrol, Strimel, Carnley and the
McLemores were traveling south on


Hwy. 71 in a 1986 Acura.
Ahead of them was a 1987
Chevy SUV driven by Paul J.
Causey, 19, also of Wewahitchka.,
Causey, who had a
Wewahitchka girl, a minor, riding
with him, slowed at Hysrnith Drive
to make a right-hand turn. _
As Causey slowed. though,
Strimel did not, striking the rear of
Causey's vehicle and continuing on
into the northbound lane,, where it
struck the 1990 Subaru driven by
Jeremiah David Bailey, 17, of
Blountstown.
'According to the Highway
Patrol, Strimel's car spun after hit-
ting Causey's vehicle and struck
the front of Bailey's car flush on its
left side.
Carnley and the McLemores
were all ejected from the car.
According to several of those
who responded to the scene, the
Acura was so badly damaged that
determining the exact make and
model of the car was not possible at
the scene.
All three vehicles, according to
the FHP report, were total losses.
Nobody in any of the three vehi-
cles was wearing a seat belt.
Alcohol ,was' a contributing factor,
according to law enforcement
sources.
The accident remains under
investigation. Charges are pending.
Bailey, first admitted .to Bay
Medical Center's intensive care unit
with leg and head injuries, was list-


ed in stable,.condition early this
.week and was in the process of
being transferred to another hospi-
tal for additional work,, on his
injuries'.
And on Tuesday most students
were back in school, after an emo-
tional, it could be argued cathartic,
funeral on Sunday at the old gym-
nasium on Main Street in
Wewahitchka which was attended
by overflow crowd of several hun-
dred mourners.
Everybody is back in school
and things seem-to be getting back
to normal, back on track," said
Linton.
The wound to a town's heart,
though, will require considerably
more time' to heal.


Tommy Mills, a resident of
Howard Creek and a retired law
enforcement officer, has announced
his candidacy for Gulf County


Tommy Mills


Sheriff.
A decorated officer during 24
years with the Polk County Sheriffs
Department, Mills, 64, is a native of
Bay County. He and-his wife Suzy
have two children, a daughter,
Robin, and a son, Rick, and four
grandchildren with another on the
way.
After spending four years in the
Coast Guard, including participat-
ing in the blockade of Cuba during
the Kennedy administration, Mills
launched a law enforcement career
spanning more than 30 years.
He served as a police officer iri
Tallahassee, a state trooper with
the Florida Highway Patrol and
spent 24 years with the Polk
County Sheriffs Office before retir-
ing.
During his time in Polk County,
Mills served as an investigator in
the areas of narcotics, organized
(See Mills on Page 9A)


The flag outside Wewahitchka
High School was at half-mast last
Friday morning, after three
young men, including a 2002
graduate of Wewa High, were
This week three crosses memorialized the spot i~here thrde' youig Wewahitchka men werie taken from this"' killed in "an rauomobile acidenit
life last Thursday in a multi-vehicle accident about four miles south of Wewahitchka. late Thursday night.


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EDITORIAL COMM ENTRY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Scallop Festival Fun

The Seventh Annual Scallop Festival turned out to be another
wonderful weekend event for both the community and visitors to
the area. Over a ton of scallops were purchased to be sold and con-
sumed by folks interested in tasting the succulent mollusk.
Chief cooks and bottle washers, Benny Roberts and crew,
cooked scallops till their aprons were drooping throughout festival
day on Saturday. As usual the scallops met the taste expectations.
Members of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce once again
out did themselves in planning for the event. The focus over the
past few years has been to move.the festivities to Reid Avenue so
downtown merchants might get the opportunity to show off their
wares along with vendors, entertainment, and other activities on
Reid.
The rock climbing wall was especially intriguing. After taking a
long hard look at the vertical climb, I decided against pulling
myself up the wall. Two reasons for this split second decision
stand out. First, there were several little kids who were struggling -
in their efforts to make the climb and the last thing I wanted to do
was be accused of trying to show off or show up those precious
children. Secondly, I was afraid that the mountain supports might
not be able to support the load of this overgrown climber.
Maybe next year they will add a few extra supports to the wall
and I might feel a little more comfortable scaling up the wall. .. .
Don't hold your breath though!*! !
Special events such as these area lot of fun and help bring
folks to the area to share in our bountiful beauty and the wonders
of nature which have blessed this area.
.Weekend before last there was the MBARA Kingfish Tourna-
ment and a few weeks before that the Flathead Catfish Tourna-
ment-arid Festival up in Wewa. There are even a few more special
activities scheduled before the end of the year gets here, too.
Yes, it did rain again. I heard a farmer reminscing the other
day about the last drought we had in these parts. The farmer said
he thought it would be a marketable idea to contract with the
chamber to promote special. Scallop Festival occasions .when
drought conditions occurred. It does seem like the event draws
rain clouds like a tropical depression.. .' .7 -,
It's okay. -
Organizers seem to have come to accept the fact that it's high-
ly likely it will rain on the day this event is planned, so they're just
going to deal with it. Chamber'Executive Director Sandra Chafin
proclaimed several weeks ago if it rained the festival would go on.
Summer showers actually helped keep the temperatures cool
during the course of events Saturday. Some of the entertainment
was moved to Sunday and, as it turned out, this change added to
the event Sunday afternoon.
The Scallop Festival just keeps getting bigger and better every
year. Moving the activity to downtown Reid Avenue has been of
great benefit for downtown merchants seeking an identity.
The chamber is to be commended for helping bring,-new life
and focus to the business districts through efforts such as this. .
A large number .ofpeople volunteered their time to make this
event a success. While, talking with Scallop festival. Chairman
Jerry Stokoe Sunday afternoon, he had,to share several ideas he
was already beginning to work on for the future.
You know what they say-"Wait till next year!"


Hnk44er4 D44 Wita kC4 by Kesley Colbert




1 The Nellie Fox Principle


'

I read in a newspaper article
last week that something like 2.4
million Americans would be travel-
ing more than twenty-five' miles
from their homes for the Labor Day
week-end. On the very next page in
the same paper was a big, bold
headline declaring "Gas Prices Up.
20 Per Cent!"
Now, I'm not the smartest
cookie in the box-btit even I can
see a connection here
CNN asked an executive from
Exxon about the increase and he
mumbled something about a world
shortage and the war in the Middle
East and we're not drilling in Alas-
ka and an oil rig fire in the. Gulf of
Mexico and a tanker has run
aground off the coast of Madagas-
car and the Israelis are occupying
the West Bank....
Folks, all the above was hap-


opening back in 1972 ...when gas
was 59 cents a gallon
TheY questioned that execu-
tive in Iront of the biggest mansion
I had ever seen as he leaned up
against his Rolls Royce hearing g an
Armani lsuit that cost more than
,my whole wardrobe! He was trying
as hard as he could to look con-
cerned as he "lamented" the eco-
nomic "chaos and intricate strata-
gem relating to supply and
demand that dictate the price of
gasoline in- America today".
Say what?
In 1954 I needed a Nellie Fox
baseball card to complete my
White Sox collection. I had all the
other Sox players, including Chico
Carrasquel and Sherman Lollar
which, as you remember, were the
two hardest White' Sox players to
find in those '54 wax packs. Bobby
.Brewer had two Nellie Fox cards.
He sized up the "economic chaos
and intricate stratagem" as to how
badiy I needed a Fox card and
readily agreed to let me have one-
if I gave him a Mickey Mantle, Ted
Williams and two J. W. Porters!


Bobby had the proverbial gun
to my head.
I still have that Nellie Fox card
It is in mint condition and it's
%worth about fifty dollars today The
Mantle I gave him is going for thir-
ty thousand. ..
Which is about what it would
take to buy the gas to get you from
here to Roanoke, Virginia!
It seems like this "economic
chaos" has followed me all my life.
I remember when gas was 19 cents
a gallon. I didn't have a car. And I
didn't have any place to ,go! They
could have been giving the stuff
away-it wouldn't have mattered
to me! I was walking, "hitching" or
bicycling everywhere I went.
I turned sixteen in 1963. You
could buy. hi-test gasoline down at
Bill Argo's Gulf Station for .39
cents a gallon. I hauled hay that
summer for a penny a'bale. I
picked up paper and sold cold
drinks at the swimming pool for 25
cents an hour. I cleaned, with
Daddy's critical eye reviewing
every foot, forty-two miles of fence
row for nothing!


I saved every nickel... .well,
except for the Coke floats I'd split
with Mary Hadley Havden and the
picture show on Saturday after-
noon and the Stan MNusial Six-Fin-
ger Trapeze Model baseball glove
and I tossed a few dimes toward
the little bowls at the county
fair..... At the end of the summer I
didn't have twenty dollars saved,
up.
Shoot, a second hand, used up
Nash-Rambler cost a hundred. dol-
lars!
Gas prices still didn't make
much difference "to me. My
prospects of filling up and going
somewhere were near about non-
existent.
I finally got out of school, went
to work, married and bought
myself a full sized Chevrolet pick-
up with a big V-8 engine that
sported a super charged four bar-
rel carburetor. If I kept it under 55
on the highway I could almost get
eight miles to a gallon out of that
thing. That was back in 1974- the
year of the oil embargo, when gas
See Kesley on Page 3


A Clean Towel and Washcloth, Just Awaiting The Final Tile Being Laid


IT MIGHT HAVE rained Sat-
urday and Sunday and fouled up
the plans for the Scallop Festival,
but it was bright and sunshine
all day Labor Day and folks still
here took advantage of the weath-
er to enjoy the Bay and it's recre-
ation.
The water was smooth and the
sky bright.
Folks gathered in downtown
to observe the holiday festivities
and celebrated under tents,
despite the showers.
All had a good time, it seemed.
I came to work Monday morn-
ing, as usual, but the doors to The
Star were locked and the lights
were off. With my amazing powers
of deduction, I surmised that the
office was closed and there was no
one else working.
So, I went back home and took
the day off, too. That's kind of
hard to do, especially if you are
retired already. ,
I managed, however.


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


I DON'T FEEL ALL that
"retired", however. This dialysis
keeps me busy for' three late
evenings a week. I start the old rat
race at about 3:30 on each of the,
three evenings and "enjoy" myself
until I finally get home again at
about 11:30 P.M.
That makes for a long day,
highlighted by a nurse jabbing you
twice in the arm with a long sharp
needle.
I had a big man set me up on
the machine for treatment Satur-
day evening, but he was gentle.
He looked at my needle arm
and remarked: "Man, where have


you been! In World War II?"
It was a sight!
But, so as not to waste all that
four hours one has to sit there, I
put it to good use. I watch the
Atlanta Braves play baseball.
If I was home, I would be hor-
izontal on the couch, doing the
very same thing! -

THERE IS CONSTRUCTION
work going on all over town-in
the residential section as well as
,the business section. Construc-
tion workers are at a premium and
all are going at top speed to get it
done and start on the next project.
The Bank is building a new


building; Badcock is building; and"
four buildings on Reid Avenue are
being renovated. The city will have
a completely new look by this time
next year.
There are more homes here
now than there have ever been,
and there is still no place to rent.
I remember when the only civ-
ilization one came to after leaving
the intersection of 16th street and
Garrison Avenue, 'was when you
finally arrived at the forest tower
at Odena.
That wasn't too. long ago,
either. We hunted squirrels in
Ward Ridge, then.
I, remember going with the, law
enforcement agencies to raid a
moonshine still built out in a
thicket in a pond across from
Holly Hill Cemetery back during
the 1960s.
It was a large still, too.
That's too close to town, these
days, to build a moonshine still,
and expect to operate it.


I ruined a new pair of shoes,
getting those pictures of the bust-
up of that still. We had to wade in
knee-deep.water for about 100 feet
or so, before we could even see it
through the brush and trees.

BUT, I DIGRESS FROM my
point of a huge amount of con-"
struction now underway in Port
St. Joe.
All the construction people are
busy. There is a new construction
firm springing up almost monthly..
Banks to finance the building are
also multiplying like mushrooms.
Frenchie had the bright idea
that we needed a walk-in shower,
rather than a bathtub. She said'
we were getting, too old to get in
and out of a bathtub.
We have a son-in-law who ren-
ovates portions of homes, so she
put in to get him to build our
shower.
After five months of waiting,
he finally began the project this


week.
I hesitate to think how long a
wait we would have had, had not
son-in-law agreed to do the pro-
ject.
As it is, he'll be done with the
project soon, as a week is ab6ut as
long as he can stand us without a
bathl
We have our bar of soap ready,
and a clean'towel and washcloth,
just awaiting the final tile being
laid.'

TO DEPART FROM the sub-
ject[s] a little.
You know my love affair with
cornbread. I haven't even asked if
it was on my renal diet or not for
fear it won't be!
Well, the other day the phone
rang, and it was my friend, Amyril-
lis Branch. asking if I would like
some fresh crackling bread and
tender turnip greens.
Guess what I told her!


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday al 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL
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Wesley R. Ramsey . . . Editor Emeritus
Tim Croft . . .. .... News Editor
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PSJ Looking To Raise Water/Sewer Rates


Port St. Joe city commissioners
tackled a full agenda during their
regular meeting Tuesday evening,
The board took action to add
50 cents per thousand gallons on
water and sewer charges to city
customers. This action requires
adoption of ordinances to establish
the new rates. Commissioners
heard the first reading of both ordi-
nances and will consider the rate
increase during the board's next
meeting on September 16th.
Commissioners liked an idea
proposed by Commissioner John
Reeves to change the speed limit on
Cecil Costin pr. Boulevard along
the area near the post office.
Currently the speed limit is 45 mph
in that area. Reeves proposed
changing the signage to 35 mph.
The board agreed'to contact DOT
and request that the speed limit be
changed in this area. This area has
been the site of many wrecks over
the years, especially at the inter-
section of Highway 71 and Garrison
Avenue. Board members feel that
slowing traffic down will help with
this problem.
S After a local resident voiced
complaints of continuing dissatis-
faction with the work done on the
Battle Street stormwater project,
the board agreed to take a field trip
to the areas of concern and see
what could be done to correct the
problem.
Commissioner Rachel Crews
suggested the board meet with city
engineer Bill Kennedy at the site of
the drainage problems and review
the areas of concern. Ultimately, it
is hoped that the contractor will
correct the issues at no .expense to
the city.
Commissioners decided to set a
workshop for Tuesday, September
16 at 5:00, prior to the board's next
meeting, to review changes/addi-
tions to the city's* comprehensive
plan.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to require contractors
and developers to include street
lighting in their plans for new sub-


divisions as requested by
Commissioner Benny Roberts.
-Decided during a workshop
session prior to the regular meeting
to write downtown merchants
informing merchants about a pro-
posed banner program in the area.
The board wants to know to what


degree local merchants would sup-
port the program before they decide
how to proceed. Commissioners
also discussed looking at a signage
program to better point out direc-
tions to the business district for
people traveling through the city.
-Tabled bids to replace doors at'


the Centennial Building.
-Reviewed bids to replace and
repair sidewalks within the city.
Commissioners turned the bids
over to Public Works
Superintendent Terry McDaniel, for
review.


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Senator Webster, second from right, discussed his plans with (L to R) John Reeves, Jay Rish, and Bill Kennedy


Webster Running For U.S. Senate


SRepublican State Senator
Daniel Webster visited Gulf County
Tuesday morning making a per-
sonal announcement of his inten-
tions to run for the U.S. Senate
seat currently held by presidential
candidate Bob Graham (Dem.).
Senator Webster told the local
gathering that he sees a flawed
process in the way government is'


currently operating. He used as an
example the failure to hold
appointment hearings for qualified
judges who have been appointed to
fill vacant judgeships.
"I'm pro-family, pro-life and
pro-America," he gaid pointing out
the need to have representation in
government with the right values
and the right agenda.


Senator Webster was a mem-
ber of the Florida House of
Representatives, When the
Republican Party gained a majority
of elected representation several
years ago. He became' the first
Republican Speaker of the House
in 122 years at that time


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Sheriff Substation Opens In Wewa


by Tim Croft
It was a day, Gulf County
Sheriff Frank McKeithen said, that
was a lorg time in coming.
And Judging by the turnout on
Tuesday morning, it was a day
many folks in Wewahitchka felt had
come none too soon.
The Sheriffs Office formally
opened a new substation in
Wewahitchka on Tuesday, the cul-
mination of desire married to
months of labor, not to mention
some creative uses of ill-gotten
booty.
The substation is in the down-
town "Y," across the street from the
new public library in a building
that has, at various times, housed
a series of eateries.
And it cost the county zilch,
paid for, actually, by drug dealers.
The $5,000 spent to lease the
building for one year, with an
option for the following year, and
install equipment and make reno-
vations was funded entirely from
money seized in drug arrests.
Under state law, local law
enforcement agencies are permit-
ted to use a portion of money and
property seized or forfeited in drug
cases for specific needs, such as
capital improvements and pur-
chase of equipment.
"We have funded this so far
with narcotic money we've taken
away from the drug dealers,"
McKeithen noted.
The roughly 1,800 square foot
substation is actually a two-in-one
facility. On one side will be offices
for the Wewahitchka Police
Department, the other for the
Sheriffs Office.


.. .


Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen "clowns" around during the formal
ceremony to open the Sheriff Office's new substation in Wewahitchka.


"This is one of the more excit-
ing things to happen to me in a
long time," McKeithen said. "I'm so
happy we can do this, give the folks
of Wewahitchka something and we
hope it is going to work out."
The new substation, he added,
was a "long time coming."
For years, deputies working in
the north end of the county have
worked from a veritable closet in
the old courthouse.
And folks in Wewahitchka who
wanted to file a report or do other
business with the Sheriffs Office
were generally forced to make the
22 mile drive to Port St. Joe.
Therefore, while the substation
raises the profile of the Sheriffs
Office in the north end of the coun-
ty, it also addresses many needs for
deputies and the public alike.


Folks from around the community turned.out Tuesday morning to check
out the Sheriff Office's new digs at the "Y" in Wewahitchka, directly across
the street from the new public library.


'The officers really don't have a
place in the north end that they
can call their office," McKeithen
said. "We are here for the citizens
and county, and if they can't come
to us, we'll (where we can) come to
them."
The spacious new substation is
already outfitted with desks and
computers. McKeithen said an
employee will be on hand during
business hours to handle civil com-
plaints.
"We will: have the Civil
Department here," McKeithen said.
'"That is one thing \ve could move
up here without disrupting things
in Port St. Joe," noting that the
Civil Department is self-contained
and can be easily connected to Port
St. Joe via computer.
'This is one of.the best things
I've seen in years and years," said
County Commissioner Billy
Traylor. "It will serve the public and
it will be. great for this end of the
county."
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ed officials to city employees to
business men and women, came
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little food and refreshment.
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Foundation Pours $50,000 Into District Schools


by Tim Croft
Some talk the talk, others walk
the walk.
And still others sprint.
The St. Joe Community, which
has made improving educational
opportunities in the region one of
the linchpins of its. mission, recent-
ly doled out $50,000 in grants to
local public schools.
The money was directed at sev-
eral programs, including providing
mini-grants to innovative teachers,
nurturing the cultural arts and
raising the horizons of at-risk stu-
dents.
'These are the fun things I get
to do," said Britt Greene, chairman
of the St. Joe Community
Foundation and president of
Arvida's West Florida operations.
The $50,000 was broken into
three grants, $30,000 to the
Foundation for Excellent Schools
(FES), which partnered with the
district in creating the Gulf County
Scholarship program; $11,000 to
the district; and $9,000 to the Gulf
Education Foundation.
"All this focuses on kids and
that's what we are all about," said
Jerry Kelley, superintendent for
Gulf County Schools. "We get
caught up in all kinds of other
things, but what we're really about
is kids."
The largest grant, to the .FES,
is to provide seed money for its lat-
est initiative, the "Century
Program."
The FES first came to Gulf
County in late 1980s to help spear-
head, with the district and the
Jessie Ball du Pont Foundation,
the creation of a scholarship pro-
gram through which students from
grades 7-12 could earn points that
could be cashed in for scholarship
money after high school gradua-
tion.
The county was, according to
David Erdmann, director of admis-
sions at Rollins College and a mem-
ber of the FES advisory board, a
"test-tube baby" for such pro-
grams.
The county has served as a
model for dozens of other commu-
nities and hundreds of schools
across the country, said Rick
Dalton, president of FES.
FES, in turn, now serves some
150,000 students in 250 schools
across the nation.
'There would be no Foundation
for Excellent Schools without (the
efforts of the folks in Gulf County),"
Dalton said. "It is,one thing to put.
things into theory, another to put it
]nto practice.
"We are a national family, but
you all have been pacesetters,"
The "Century Program" is a.
three-year initiative intended to
facilitate a network of 100 schools
and 100 colleges across the coun-
try.
Gulf County's schools would be
among the 30 schools already on
board for the first year.
"We are making the assump-
tion we are in here for the long
haul," Erdmann said.
The St. Joe Community
Foundation grant will provide part
of the match to a national grant
provided by the W.K. Kellogg


Foundation.
Boiled to its basics, the
"Century Program" would involve
the identification of 100 students
in each school ultimately serving
10,000 students who, by circum-
stances, for! example poverty, face
limited educational horizons.
It is worth noting that for the
program's purposes Wewahitchka
schools will be considered a single
school, as would Port St. Joe
schools.
The objective is to increase
classroom performance and in turn
increase the odds that such at-risk
students will graduate high school
and move on to college.
The program will involve serv-
ice learning, mentoring, activities
aimed at raising awareness of edu-
cational opportunities beyond high
school and, very simply, raising the
bar on aspirations.
Participating schools and col-
leges will, essentially, comprise a
network through which sharing of
information, ideas and programs is
facilitated.
"It's all about having more kids
graduating high school and going
on to college," Dalton said.
Kelley added', "The Century
Program allows our teachers to net-
work with teachers nationwide.
What a wonderful opportunity."
A kickoff conference of local
educators was held last Friday. A
national workshop and conference
will be held in November in New
York.
While providing matching
funds to allow Gulf County schools
to participate, the St. Joe
Community Foundation also pro-
vided $9,000 to the Gulf Education
Foundation, a portion of which will
go to another program aimed at
raising horizons for young stu-
dents, 'Take Stock in Children."
A public/private partnership,
'Take Stock in Children" targets at-
risk middle-school students at a
time, research indicates, when the
last "window of opportunity" to
reach such students and broaden
horizons, is closing.
Just under half of the grant
funds, about $4,000, will be direct-
ed to the start-up of "Take Stock in
Children" in the Gulf district
schools.
Under the program; students
sign a contract.prior to high school
pledging to maintain good grades
.and attendance, stay drug and
trouble free and to meet once a
week with a mentor.
; Students adhering to the terms
of their contract earn money for
college scholarships.
The remainder of the grant to
.the GEF will be used in its mini-
grants program, which provide
seed money to teachers for the
implementation of new and innova-
tive teaching programs.
In the past three years, 35 pro-
posals, at a tune of roughly
$30,000, have been funded
through the program.
"With this money we.can keep
providing the incentives for our
kids to do well," said David
Warriner, president of the GEF.
Finally, but hardly the least,
the St. Joe Community gave the


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A group of students from Port St. Joe Middle School join district school officials and representatives from the St. Joe Community Foundation after the foun-
dation provided $50,000 in donations to the district for a variety of programs, including programs aimed at raising the educational aspirations of middle-
and high-schoolers in the county.


district $11,000 for cultural arts
programs, including field trips and
performances for students of all'
ages in Gulf County Schools.


In the past two years, such
programs have included the. popu-
lar "Arts in the Sun" program,
.which was expanded last school


Youth Survey


arrived this summer after districts
across the state had already com-
pleted the first year in five-year
plans mandated by the Florida
Department of Education to
.address delinquent behavior.
For example, Gulf County
schools initiated the
"Peacebuilders" program in the ele-
mentary schools to address issues
of fighting and bullying, which
manifested themselves in disci-
pline referrals and reports in the
middle schools.
The Gulf district is additionally
hampered in that, by state man-
dates, it mist try to implement
programs similar to those used in
larger districts, but 'with less
,gpney.,from "Safe and Drug Free
.School",grants.
"The state puts a lot of stock in
the (FYSAS)," said Sara Joe
Wooten, district supervisor-for cur-
riculum. 'They want us to use it \
when we write our Safe and Drug
Free School grant."
How to incorporate the survey
results into a five-year plan already
under way, however, has proved a
challenge.
Some of the highlights of the
survey administered to 399 Gulf
County students during the spring
of 2002:
Cigarette use dipped, with
27.1 percent of students reporting


smoking in the previous 30 days in
2000 compared to 20.5 percent
last year.
Most of that decline, however,
was found in middle schools,
where the overall rate dropped 15
percent.
Use of inhalants remained"
relatively steady, with roughly siX
percent of students reporting using
inhalants in the previous 30 days.
Alcohol, easily the most com-
monly used drug among local stu-
dents, is being consumed in larger
numbers than two years ago,
In 2000, 32.9 percent of sur-
veyed students reported some alco-
hol use in the previous 30 days,
compared to 40.5 percent last year.
With, marijuana, the numbers
were" similar. The" percentage of'
surveyed students smoking dope in
the previous 30 days rose from
14.9 percent in 2000 to 17.1 per-
cent last year.
Those numbers for alcohol and
marijuana use run contrary to
statewide trends.
Binge drinking, consumption
of five or more drinks in a row in
the last two weeks; was at 26.5
percent, far more prevalent than
recent cigarette or drug use among
students surveyed.
Sixty-three percent of students
said they had at least experiment-
ed with alcohol, 40.5 percent said.


year to include both ends of the
county.
"It's very important for some
students to have that exposure,",


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d used it in the previous 30

e After alcohol, cigarettes and
juana are the most frequently
ed drugs.
S Experimentation with
asy was higher thanstate pat-
s, with 7.1 percent of all stu-
s surveyed, and 11.2 percent
gh-schoolers, reporting having
the club drug at least once.'
:cting state trends, 2.7 percent
they had used Ecstasy in the.
ious 30 days.
Jse of other club drugs, such
HB or Rohypnol was low less
1 percent said they had used
:r in the previous 30 days.
* Use of OxyContin without a
or's; order .was higher -than'
' averages, bothl fdr those who
experimented with the drug
percent in the county, 2.5 per-
for the state) and those who
used the narcotic in the prior
ays (2.2 percent in the county,
percent in the state).
* The fear of both alcohol and-
juana use, and the disap-
al of such abuse, decline as
ents get older.
Relatively few students sur-
d reported that drinking booze
8 percent), smoking dope (16.1
ent) or smoking cigarettes (8,6
ent) would be considered "cool"
heir peers.


said Sara Joe Wooten, the, district's
supervisor for curriculum. "For
others it might open a door.
: This is something above and
beyond."
While the prevalence rates for
gun-related behavior in school
were low, those for drug-related
were higher. Among surveyed stu-
dents, 18.8 percent reported being
drunk or high in school and 6.8
percent reported selling drugs.
A total of 14.6 percent of stu-
dents surveyed reporting attacking
someone with intent to harm.
County students reported
lower scores compared to national
averages on "School Rewards for
Prosocial Involvement" and "Belief
in the Moral Order" protective fac-
tor scales.
"This means that Gulf County
students don't feel as appreciated
or rewarded for their involvement
in school, and don't indicate that
they have developed a positive
belief system; relative to students
in other parts of the country," the
FYSAS findings summary stated. "
SStudentZ-alf.o reported high-
er scores on the "Friends' Use of
Drugs" and "Family History of
Antisocial Behavior" risk factor
scales, compared to national aver-
ages.
"This means that students in
Gulf County are at greater risk for
involvement in drug use and other
anti-social behaviors due to stu-
dents spending time with peers,
who use drugs, and due to parents
who have a history of drug use or
othei anti-social behavior," .the
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by Tim Croft
Part introduction to expanded
services, part celebration of wellness
and preventative care, part blood
drive, the Gulf County Health
Department will hold a blood
* drive/Health Fair next Wednesday,
SSept. 10, at its rapidly expanding
facility on Garrison Avenue.
The blood drive, sponsored by
the Northwest Florida Blood Center,
will span froni 1-5 p.m.
The Heald Fair, which will offer
a host of free services while provid-
ing an introduction to the expand-
ing offerings at the Health
Department, will run from 2-7 p.m.
"We are trying to introduce peo-
ple to all the stuff we do here," said
Doug Kent, director of the Gulf
County Health Department. "We are
also going to do some wellness
things. And we are trying to reach
out to the community."
The Health Fair will, among
other things, offer free blood pfes-
sure checks, weight and height
measurements, cholesterol and
blood sugar checks, foot exams,
vision screening and hearing tests.
The Blood Mobile will provide
free lipid panel testing to all those
who donate blood.
'And anyone who donates blood,
and participates in a walk around
the local walking track laid out by
the city in conjunction with county
health officials, will receive a free
pedometer to keep track of the miles
and calories expended as they walk.
"We are going to hit wellness
pretty hard," Kent said. "We are try-
ing to get people to get out and do
their 30 'minutes of exercise every
day."
The Health Fair is actually
sponsored by St. Joseph Care of
Florida Inc., the Federally Qualified,
Health Center (FQHC) established
within the Health Department
through a significant federal grant.
The FQHC will mean expanded
Services for county folks, including
dental.


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Department's facility on Garrison Avenue by about a month, but construction should be completed around the first of
the year.


Dr. Kerrie Graham, a recent
graduate of the University of
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tle more, than a week, taking over
the dental practice initiated under
the guidance of Dr. Charles Barrett.
Barrett,- a retired dentist, agreed
to jump-start the dental program
until a college graduate could be
located and hired.
Barrett is still working at the
dental office, but Graham is now
aboard, her husband also joining
the community after taking a posi-
tion with a local lab.
"She is taking over the prac-


tice," Kent said. "She is already at
the other site," the old Health
Department facility.
Around the first of the' year,
Graham should be moving over to
the expanded Health Department
building.
Construction for the expansion,
funded by a grant from the Florida
Department of Health, is about a
month behind due to steady rains,
but should be ready in early
January, Kent said.
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by the dental .practice as well as a
range of social services offered
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Up From the Rubble: Watson Brothers Const. Inc


By: Lynda Bordelon
The familiar pungent odor of
the paper mill has long since drift-
ed out to sea and, in its place, the
sweet smell of success now blan-
kets the area. When the decision
was made to close the local mill,
the community was shocked and
unbelieving, but as time passed,
adversity turned into challenge and
many locals met the difficult time
head on. New businesses began to
spring up, and names, once associ-
ated with the mill, began to take on

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as a child. It was what I did well
and what I enjoyed," Tom said.
"Sometimes we need a real
push to get us to do what we really
want to do. That's what the closing
of the paper minll did for several oth-
ers and me. It's really hard to just-
walk out on a good paying job and
face an uncertain future unless we
have no choices," Tom said.
As a young man, Tom started
work in a truss plant making $1.65
an hour and within six months he
was foreman. In the early 1980's,


mill in 1985 where he worked on
the paper machine until the last
two years, moving up to mainte-
nance supervisor. "I appreciated
my job with the mill, but I missed
being a part of the world of con-
struction."
Even before the mill was finally
closed, Tom could "see the hand
writing on the wall" and began to
prepare himself to return to the
construction business. In August
1995, he passed his state test and
became a registered contractor.


Along with his brothers, John and structure as possible. Not knowing
Terry, they hired a construction what the original house looked like,
crew and began doing remodeling they felt that a part of the original
jobs for paper mill workers. They porch was missing. "It just didn't
moved quickly into new construc- look right," Tom said. As the work
tion and by the time the mill progressed and layers of antiquity
closed, Watson Brothers had four were removed, itwas obvious that
or five jobs in progress. the side section of the porch had
The beginning was meager,
located in a bedroom office of 150
square feet. As the business grew Quilti g ClQs
they moved to a 300 square foot
office on' Reid Avenue and, most
recently, to the newly renovated V Fabric
two level building, complete with V Frames
high ceilings and original wooden V Small selection of craft items
walls located at the corner of Long
Avenue and Eighth Street. Call or e-mail forv pco
According to Tom, this will be their N dl
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The renovation of their new 317 Williams Ave., P
home was done with loving care, 227-9880 e-mail:
preserving as much of the original


been removed years ago. It has now
been restored to its original splen-
dor. As Tom puts it, "It's a work in
progress." It is evident that it's a
labor of love as well.
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new identities.
One outstanding example of
success pulled from the jaws of
defeat is Watson Brothers
Construction, Inc. "Somehow, I
always knew I was a builder: even


the demand for new construction
in Gulf County was nearly non-
existent, an economic decision had
to be made, and the paper mill was
hiring. Tom left the building indus-
try and began work with the paper


PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB)
meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 6:00
p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:
Small Scale Map Amendment C.Ri Smith Parcel ID #1369-060R Changing
10 acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential.
Preliminary Plat Approval Piney Palms Paryey Development Corporation -
Parcel ID #3171-040R- 8.51 acres in Section 15, Township 9 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County, Florida 34 unit subdivision subject to all development reg-
ulations required by Gulf County.
Preliminary Plat Approval Paradise Lagoon Greg Waddell Parcel ID
#03171-330R, #03171-335R, #03171-350R, #03171-500R, #03171-520R,
#03171-515R, #03171-510R 9.9 acres in.Section 16, Township 9 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida subject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval Ocean Haven David Harrell Parcel ID #6268-070R -
11.31 acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida- 33 unit subdivision subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval-- County Harvest Estates Edward Bish Parcel ID #0741-
028R, #0741-010R- 10 acres in Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 9 West,
Gulf County, Florida a 10 unit subdivision development subject to all devel-
opment regulations required by Gulf County.
Final Plat Approval Club at Cape San Bias The Club at Cape San Blas LLC
Parcel ID #6288-031R 6.07 acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County, Florida --an 18 unit subdivision development subject to
all development regulations required by Gulf County.
Variance Patrick L. Swindall, Jr..- Parcel ID #06345-820R Setback from
easement
St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI
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Land Development Regulations (LDR) Revision
The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on these matters. Information prior
to the meeting can be viewed at the Planning and Building Department at 1000
Costin Blvd., Room 301.


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Tom is shown with the Savage Arms single shot 22, model 72, which
was found behind a wall during renovation of the office building for Watson
Brothers Construction, Inc.


Watson Brothers -from Page 8


.During the renovation, a work-
er Ron Gay, removed a wall and
found a real treasure, a Savage
Arms single shot 22, model 72 rifle.
The local expert, Ralph Knight,
authenticated the rifle, and said
that it still shoots accurately after
all these years. The workers and
the owners were excited and hoped
for more finds, but even with the
help of a metal detector, only a set
of dog tags and a baby's silver fork
were found.
When asked if he missed the
paper mill, Tom said, "Most of all I
miss the fellowship, we were a fam-
ily. After all, we spent at least eight
hours a day together on the job.
We cooked and ate together. Some
days there would be a dozen or
mdre of us mullet fishing together
after work."
Torih has moved on from his
days at the mill and is now owner
of Watson Brothers Construction.
He is a certified building contrac-
tor, can operate in any county in
Florida and is the only Gulf County
member of the Bonded Building
Program that offers a 10-year war-
ranty on construction. Watson
Brothers is also a member of the


Progress Energy Gold Star Program
that provides a certificate to the'
owner that the structure is an
energy efficient home. The busi-
ness has grown 40% per year, with
an, average of ten projects in the
works at any one time,. primarily in
Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties.
The mission of the company is to
provide buildings constructed with
high quality building components
and pride of workmanship. To Tom,
success is "treating everyone right
and giving back to the community."
The future for Watson Brothers
looks bright. Tom's son Aaron will
be entering Florida State University
this fall to become a mechanical
engineer. Chris Maxwell, son-in-
law of Terry Watson, is in training
as a project superintendent.
The company's website'
www.watsonbrothersconstruc-
tion.com offers the viewer a look at
ongoing and completed projects
and allows clients who are .out of
the area a constant progress report
as the pictures are'updated.
SJohn and Tom have recently
established a new business,
Watson Properties, which will spe-
dialize in a line of signature homes.


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The Farm Service Agency (FSA)
is currently accepting applications
for the non-insured assistance pro-
gram (NAP) coverage on rye, barley,
clover, and annual rye grass.
NAP provides financial assis-
tance to eligible producers affected
by natural disasters. This federally
funded program covers non-insur-
able crop losses and planting pre-
vented by disasters. Eligible disas-
ters are any of the following: dam-
aging weather such as drought,
excessive moisture, or hurricane;
an adverse natural occurrence
such as earthquake or flood; a con-
dition related to damaging weather'


or adverse natural occurrence
such as excessive heat or insect
infestation.
The natural disaster must
occur before or during harvest and
must* directly affect the eligible
crop. Applicants must pay a nonre-
fundable administrative fee of $100
per crop, per county. Fees are
capped at $300 per county, not to
exceed $900 for farmers with inter-
est in multiple counties. Loss must
be greater than 50 percent of
expected production and coverage
-must have been purchased 30 days:
prior to the coverage period.


Mills ----fromPage 1


crime and vice. Mills was also a,
detective for general property
" crimes, a supervisor in charge of
auxiliary officers and spent 20
years as a Sergeant.
He also received a Purple Heart
for injuries received in the line of
duty while in Polk County.
"My goal is to protect and serve
the citizens of Gulf County, which
is my home," Mills said. "I am a
veteran law enforcement officer. I
have a strong background in
supervisory, management and
leadership positions.
"I would be dedicated, to the
employees of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office. These people are a
very important part of our county.
The. Sheriffs Office budget is
approaching two million dollars. It
is evident someone is needed with
.the knowledge and understanding
to operate in a cost-efficient man-
ner while ensuring Gulf County


has trained and seasoned officers
to serve and protect our citizens.
"We need to keep in mind the
situation of the economy and the
tax structure in Gulf County, real-
izing any -increase in taxes puts a
burden, on us all. We must run a
cost-efficient service for our citi-
zens. I have the qualifications,
knowledge and experience to. man-
age the Gulf County Sheriffs Office
budget and serve the citizens of
Gulf Cdurity."
Mills has over 1,375 hours of
law enforcement training, includ-
ing public safety management and
supervision, *chemical weapons,
narcotics investigation, hostage
negotiations, domestic interven-
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veillance techniques.
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I J OB ITUARYi


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a Public
Workshop
When: September 9, 2003
Time; 5:00 pm
Where: Commission Chambers
Subject: Compreherisive Plan and Revision of
Request for Use of City Buildings, Property,
and Parks
All persons are invited to attend these meet-
ings.
Any person who decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Commission with respect to
any matter considered at said meeting will
need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verba-
tim record of this meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, .persons needing
special accommodations to participate in this
proceedings should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at
City Hall, Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
Publish September 4. 2003


Winston Chester

to Speak at

GCGS

September 13th
Gulf County Genealogical
Society welcomes Winston Chester
to the September meeting.
Mr. Chester is a fifth genera-,
tion north Floridian whose latest
book, "Full Box" 100 Years of
Fishing and Boat Building History
in Bay County, the Legendary
Stories of the Men Who Built the
Industry, has recently been pub-
lished.
The GCGS would like to invite
the public to come and meet Mr.
Chester. The meeting will be held
at the Port St. Joe Public Library,
on Saturday, September 13th,
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.






Gulf County

Sheriff's Office

Bookings
August 28: Mark Slater, w/m.
32, Port St. Joe, VOP-Felony
LWLSR
SAugust 29: Janet Kilpatnck.
w/f, 44, Wewahitchka, possession
controlled substance; Phyllis
Garner, w/f, 56, Carrabelle, FTA-
DWLSR
August 31: Michael Rosell.
w/m. 39, Wewahitchka, disorderly
conduct, resisting w/o violence
September 1: Laura Bush.
w/f, 44, Wewahitchka, domestic
violence; Phillip Barfield, w/m, 21.
Overstreet, grand theft auto, bur-
glary X2; April Strickland, w/f, 31.
Wewahitchka, sale of controlled
substance.
September 2: George Wolinski,
w/m, 21, Wewahitchka, DUI


PSJ Police Beat
August 25: Brian H. Jones.
21, Medway, OH, suspended driv-
er license, possession of marijua-
na and drug paraphernalia.
August 29: Larry T. Holland
18, Apalachicola, suspended driv-
er license, possession of, drug
paraphernalia.
August 30: Matthew D. Boling.
19, Panama City, possession of
marijuana and drug parapherna-
lia; William E. Bellinger, 21, Port
St. Joe, possession of marijuana
and drug paraphernalia; Eddie D.
Batt, Jr., 19, Port St. Joe, posses-
sion of marijuana; Kristopher J.
Lamb, 19, active warrant for fail-
ure to pay traffic fine.
August 31: Ronald M. Rocher.
39, Lynn Haven, possession of
marijuana and drug parapherna-
lia.


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909 Tenth Street, Port St. Joe, FL
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a Public
Hearing
When: September 16. 2003
Time: 6:15 pm
Where: Commission Chambers
Subject: Altering Current One-Way Traffic
Flow Patterns from Highway 98 into
Downtown Business District
All persons are invited to attend these meet-
ings.
Any person who decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Commission with respect to
any matter considered at said meeting will
need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida will not provide a verba-
tim record of this meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons needing
special accommodations to participate in this
proceedings should contact Pauline
Pendarvis, City Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at
City Hall, Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
Publish September 4 and 11, 2003

PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS,
The City of Port St. Joe will receive sealed
bids for Bid no. 03-03B in the office of the
City Clerk in person at 305 Cecil Costii Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida, by mall at P.O. Box 278,
Port St. Joe. Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850)
227-7522. until 5:00 pm eastern time,
September 15, 2003, for replacement of four
(4) sets of exterior double door units on the
east and west sides of the Centennial
Building and removal and replacement of
three (3) sets of exterior doors at the Main
Entry of the Centennial Building.
Bid forms are available in the office of the
City Clerk, 305-Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St.
Joe, Florida, (850) 229-8261, Monday
through Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00
pm. Bids will be publicly, opened and read
September 16, 2003, during the Regular
Meeting of the Board of City Commissioners
meeting, City Commission Clambers, City
Hall, 305 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Publish September 4 and 11, .2003


Joseph Keith "Jo

Jo" McLemore
Joseph Keith "Jo Jo"
McLemore, 27, of Wewahitchka,
died on Thursday, Aug. 28, as a
result of a car accident.
He had lived most of his life in
Wewahitchka. He is survived by
his mother: Bernice (Fay) Stewart
and husband Tony of Youngstown;
his father: Grover McLemore, Jr.;
three brothers: Jason McLemore
and wife Andrea of Wewahitchka,
Brad McLemore and wife Kristy of
Youngstown- and Patrick Stewart
of Youngstown; grandparents:


Marjorie Oechsle and husband
Edward Oechsle (Colonel USAF
retired) of Lynn Haven, and
Bernice Whitfield of Wewahitchka;
a nephew: Dawson Cole McLemore
of Wewahitchka; and numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.
A memorial service was held at 2
p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, .in the
old gymnasium on Main Street in
Wewahitchka with Rev. Michael
Cox and Rev. Nicki Davis officiat-
ing. Memorialization will be by
cremation.
Heritage Funeral Home,
Panama City was in charge of the
arrangements.


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Pristine Properties Sets Grand Opening and Open House


Bess Day hopes to win the world championship.

Day Headed to World

Championship Finals


Bess Dixon Day of Cedar
Springs, GA will be headed to
Augusta, GA in late October to
compete' at the NBHA World
Championship finals.


Bess. is the daughter of Steve
and Cecilia Dixon of Jakin, GA, for-
merly of Port St. Joe and the
granddaughter of Ruby Brown of
Port St. Joe and Edina Strange of
Jakin, GA..


Pristine Properties, LLC, will
hold a grand opening and open
house of its newest office in the
Port City Shopping Center from 11
a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept.
5.
Ribbon cutting on the new
2,500 square foot facility will be at
11:30 a.m., with the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce and the
Constitution City Business
Association participating.
A blend of refreshments and
home-buying information will be
available during the open house.
'This Friday will be a wonder-
ful opportunity for the communi-
ty, its leaders, .residents and
potential homeowners to get
acquainted and to experience the
difference" found at Pristine
Properties, said Mike Harris, bro-
ker/general manager at Pristine.
"From the inception of Pristine
Properties, the owners were mind-
ful of being in tune with the com-
munity and the real estate market
on Florida's Forgotten Coast,
Mexico Beach, St. Joe Beach, Port
St. Joe, Indian Pass and Cape San
Bias."
The Pristine opening is the lat-
est at the Port City Shopping
Center, which has steadily grown
and added businesses since
spring.
Harris leads the Pristine team
of realtors, which also includes
Jim Parish, Beth Mortimer, Elva
Peden and Kay Parnell.
Sales assistant Andrea
Kennington rounds out the staff,.
which Harris indicated continues
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The weekend's special open
house and grand opening celebra-
tion will serve as an introduction
to the wonderful facility in Port St.
Joe, which is open from 8:30 a.m.


The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) has planned a
Mid-America Fall. Foliage Tour
from October 5 through 14. The
tour will consist of ten days and
nine nights and will include visits
to Chicago,, Wisconsin .Dells,
Agawa Canyon, Sault Ste 4Marie,
Macinaw Island and Detroit
including the Ford Museum and


until 5:30 p.m. Monday through located at Barrier Dunes to conve-
Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. niently serve its Cape San Bias
on Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on clients.
Sunday. For additional information call
Pristine -also has an office Pristine at 229-1700.


other places of interest.
SAnother tour is planned from
November 1 through 8 to
Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry
and other places' of interest,.
including the 500 mile historic
Natchez Trace Parkway down to
Natchez, Mississippi, Bufford
Pusser's, Elvis Presley's birth-
place, French Camp Schools,


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Dells Boat Tour, antebellum
homes and the Sunken Trace
Emerald Mound.
For more information on
either trip, contact Merita
Stanley, Coordinator, 4469
Clinton Street, Mariapna, 32446,
or by phone at 850-482-3220.


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Gulf Coast Community College
Gulf/ Franklin Center
Port St. Joe
Office of Lifelong Learning
Presents
EDUCATION ENCORE
FOR ADULTS 50+


Education Encore is a program of non-credit enrichment courses for adults 50+
A STRESS-FREE FORMAT
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CLASS SCHEDULE
All classes held on 6 consecutive Wednesdays, September 24th through October 29th.
Classes are held at Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St. Joe,:


8:30-9:30 a.m.
Computer-Basics
Bird Watching & Identification
Creative Writing
Excel For Beginners
Needle Work


9:45-10:45 a.m.
Computer-Basics (cont'd)
Watercolor
Intermediate Bridge
Backyard Gardening
Antiques & Collectibles).


11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Computer-Internet & Email',
Watercolor Cont'd .
Intermediate Bridge Cont'd
Yoga
Financial investing


There is a $60.00 fee, whether you attend one or three classes, for the 6-week program.

Registration deadline is September 22nd. Walk-in registration is accepted at t-heGulf/. Franklin
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A SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR YOU
You are cordially invited to an informational reception!!
Meet the well-qualified instructors and learn more about each course!!
Wednesday, September 17th... 1:00 p.m. .. Room -A-lO1
Gulf / Franklin Center .. Port St. Joe
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For more information, call (850) 872-3823 or 1-800-311-3685, extf 3823
Gulf Coast Community College is an equal access/equal opporrunny Institution


Bull Sharks
Port Inn
Roberson & Friedman, P.A.
,Sonny & Sandra Chafin
Sun Coast Lawn & Landscaping
Tarpon Title Inc.
The Star
Triple B Sports Supply


Tiger Sharks


Bank Trust of Florida
Bayside Financial Corporation
Bob & Charlotte Willis
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


SHannon Insurance Agency


Harry & Ann Tison
Kesley & Cathy Colbert
Layd J Charters
Mel & Helen Magidson, Jr.
Michael L. Hammond
Nick Reynold's Family
Reeves Furniture Shop
Rex & Denise Strickland
St. Joe Ace Hardware
Siprell Construction Inc.
Stephen & Becky Norris
Tracy & Rachel Browning


This year the Shark 100 Club offers members the opportunity to be a part of the winning team at the following levels: -
Level Amount Member Benefits
Sand Sharks $50 Parents of Shark athletes 1 Shark 100 hat


Tiger Sharks





Bull Sharks


$100





$500


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, PA.
(850) 227-3838


RSVP Plans Tours of Mid-

America Foliage and Nashville


SHARK 100 CLUB
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 history. Success begins with community support, and the Shark 100 Club mem-
bers have been the best in the state in providing support and being part of a winning team.

The Port St. Joe High School SHARK 100 CLUB thanks the following businesses and individu-
als 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.


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Sharks Power Past Cottondale 32-20 In Pre-Season Classic


runs of seven, nine and a three
yard touchdown to give Port St. Joe
a 26-14 lead with 3:10 remaining.
Mike Quinn recovered a fumble
on the Hornet 44 yard line to set up
the Sharks' final scoring drive of
the night. Full-back Jake Owens
took four straight hand offs up the.
middle for runs of five, six, 11,,and
22 yards to extend the Sharks' lead
to 30-14 with 1:14 remaining.
Cottondale returned the ensu-
ing kickoff 83 yards for the final
'touchdown of the night.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
completed six of his nine pass
attempts for 49 yards and threw
one interception. Ash Parker had
two receptions for 37 yards, Raye
Bailey had three catches for seven


yards, and Jake Owens had one
catch for five yards.
The Shaiks'will begin regular
season play this Friday night, when
they host the Greensbdro Bulldogs
at 7:30 ET.
Score by Quarters
Hornets 6 0 8 6 20
Sharks 7 0 7 18 32
STATISTICS
PSJ CHS


First Downs
Rushes/Yard
Passing Yard
Total Yards
Passes
Penalties/Yc
Fumbles/Lo
Punts/Avg.


19
ds 43/340
ds 49
389
6/9/1
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14
30/207
74
281
5/22/1
7/55
3/1
2/46


Raye Bailey (#4) follows his blocking for good gain.


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Jake Owens rushed for 58
yards with one touch down.


Thursday night's preseason
classic between Port St. Joe and
Cottondale started out ag a see-saw
battle between two talented football
teams. But the Sharks' power run-
ning game, led by junior tailback
Randall Johnson, got the best of
the Hornets for a 32-20 Port St. Joe
victory.
Johnson picked up 209 of the
Sharks' 340 yards rushing on 18
carries and scored one touch-down.
Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas and
Jake Owens also had a big night.
Thomas rushed for 58 yards on
nine carries with one touchdown,
while Owens picked up 52 yards on
five carries and scored a touch-
down.
"It was a good overall team
effort," said head coach John
Palmer. "Our offensive line did a
heckuva job. of 'opening holes for
backs in the second half, and our
running backs ran the ball will?'
The Sharks drove 64 yards. in
t


10 plays to take a 7-0 lead on their
first possession of the game.
Johnson reeled off runs of eight,
13, and five yards early in the drive.
Then quarterback Kenny
McFarland connected with Ash
Parker on a screen play for 31
yards to move the Sharks to the
Hornet five yard line. McFarland
capped off the drive two plays later
on a one yard quarterback sneak
with 7:02 left in the first quarter.
Cottondale answered on their
ensuing possession to narrow the
Shark lead to 7-6 with 3:38 left in
the quarter. On fourth and 15, the
Hornets turned a miscue on a bad
snap into a 46 yard gain. They
ended the 11 play 71 yard drive
with a one yard touchdown run.
Port St. Joe extended its lead to
14-6 on its first series of the third
quarter: Johnson took the hand off
on an inside trap and raced 18
yards to score on thenine play 71
yard drive. Randall had three car-


ries for 31 yards during the drive,
while Brandon Thomlas picked up
, 27 yards on four carries.
Cottondale tied the game at 14-
14 on its next possession with a 50
yard touchdown run. Hornets
added the two point conversion on
a quarterback keeper.
Two series later, Johnson and
Thomas again marched the Sharks
down the field with some great run-
ning. Johnson gained 63 yards on
five carries, and Thomas added 12
yards on two carries. Johnson's
last run of the drive was his most'
impressive of the night, as he
broke, spun out of, and drug
Hornet defenders 33 yards to the
one yard line. McFarland ended the
drive with one yard touchdown run
to give the Sharks a 20-14 lead
with 7:00 left in the game.
On their next possession,
Johnson reeled off runs of 24 and
four yards to 'start the drive. Thii'n
Thomas capped off the drive with


y Randall Johnson 10) rushed for 209 a*r '.s.
Randall Johnson (# 10) rushed for 209 yards.


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This Week In Sports

FOOTBALL VI


9/5 GREENSBORO Home 7:30pm
9/12 MUNROE Home 7:00pm
9/19 BLOUNTSTOWN" Away 8:30pm
9/26 FREEPORT Away 8:00pm
10/3 LIBERTY COUNTY' Away 7:30pm
10/10 NORTHSIDE H.S. Home 7:00p
10/17 CARRABELLE Away *.7:30pm
10/24 APALACHICOLA" Home 7:30pm (Homecoming)
10/31 WEWAHITCHKA' Away 8:00pm
11/7 FLORIDA HIGH Home 7:30pm (Senior Night)
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Gators Defeat Seahawks


41-12 In Preseason Classic


The Wewahitchka Gators over-
came a sloppy start and a 12-0
deficit Friday night to defeat the
South Walton Seahawks 41-12 in
their preseason classic.
"This is a special win for me,"
said new head coach Charlie
Winchester. "Not only is it my first
win here in Wewahitchka, it's my
first win as a head coach."
The Gators struggled on their
first four offensive possessions. The
Seahawks recovered a fumble on
the Gators' first play from scrim-
mage. On their second possession,
the Seahawks scooped up a fumble
by quarterback Hunter Nunnery,
and returned it 49 yards for a
touchdown to take a 6-0 lead with,
7:25 left in the first quarter.
Wewahitchka's next series
ended with a bad snap over punter
Blake Norris' head, that Norris
recovered on the Gator 15 yard line
for a 30 yard loss.
The Gators made a good defen-
sive stand to take over on downs on
their own eight yard line. However,
on the first play ,from scrimmage,
the Seahawks forced another fum-
ble by Nunnery, that was recovered
by South Walton in the end zone for
a touchdown. This gave the Sea-
hawks a 12-0 lead with 1:55 left in
the first quarter. ,
The Gators and Nunnery re-
gained their composure from that
point.
On the ensuing possession,
Nunnery capped off a three play 59
yard drive with a 28 yard touch-
down run on a quarterback keeper.
T. J. Easter added the point after to
narrow South Waltons' lead to 12-7
with :40.4 seconds remaining in the
first quarter.
The Gators' next score was set
up when Will Strange deflected a
pass attempt that Blake Norris
came down with for an intercep-
tion. On third and nine, Nunnery
rolled out of the pocket.to his right
and connected with Steve Peak on a
corner route for a 39 yard touch-
down to give the Gators a 13-12
lead with 7:54 left in the second
quarter.
On their next possession,


Nunnery and Peak hooked up
again, this time for a 48 yard
touchdown on a post route. Easter
split the uprights on his extra point
attempt to give Wewahitchka a 20-
12 lead with 1:35 left in the half.
Running back Johnny Jones had
two carries for 15 yards during the


route. Easter added the extra point
to give the Gators a 33-12 lead with
4:53 left in the third quarter.
The Gators' final touchdown of
the night came in the final minute
of the game. Freshman running
back Demarius Baker took the
hand off on an inside trap play, and


Johnny Jones (#7) breaks a tackle on his way to rushing for 124
yards.


four play 63 yard drive.
Tony Fridley recovered a fum-
ble on the Seahawks' 21 yard line
with :18.9 seconds left to set up the
Gators' final touchdown of the half.
On the first play from scrimmage
Nunnery connected with Peak on a
*fade route f6r a 21 yard touchdown
to give Wewahitchka a 26-12 lead at
halftime.
Wewahitchka continued to
shine offensively on their first pos-
session of the second half. Nunnery
capped off the seven play 85 yard
drive wytth a 61 yard touchdown
pass to Johnny Jones on a post


raced 50 yards for the touchdown
to give Wewahitchka a 41-12 lead
with :34.2 seconds remaining in the
game.
"I'm really proud df these boys.
We have a lot of young players
starting. To get down 12-0, and
battle back to win takes a lot of
character. This was a huge win for
these kids, and a much needed win
after last season," added
Winchester.
Quarterback Hunter Nunnery.
completed four of his seven pass
attknpts for 169 yards, and four
touchdowns; He also rushed for 62


yards on seven carries and scored a
touchdown.
Steve Peak had three touch-
down catches for 108 yards, while
Johnny Jones had one touch-down
reception for 61 yards.
Jones led the Gators on the
ground with 124 yards rushing on
16 carries. Demarius Baker had six
carries for 39 yards and scored one
touchdown.
T. J. Easter led the Gator
defense with 16 tackles and two
quarterback sacks. Blake Norris
had 13 tackles, an interception,
and recovered a -fumble. Jimmy
Robbins had nine tackles and one
sack, while Jacob Jackson tallied
seven tackles. I
"Any success we have is con-
tributed to our coaching staff. They
put in a lot of time and hard work:
out here, and do a great job of
teaching the game to our kids," said
Winchester.
The Gators will open regular
season play this Friday when they
travel to Robert F. Munroe to take
on the Bobcats at 6:00 CT.
Sdobri~by Quarters" rfie n
Seahawksl2 0 0 0 -- 12


Gators 7 19 7 8 -41
STATISTICS
WHS SHS
First Downs 9 4
Rushes/Yards 35/227 27/96
Passing Yards 169 13


Total Yards
Passes
Penalties/Yards
Fumbles/Lost
-Punts/Ayg.


396
4/7/0
9/85
5/3
0/0


109
2/8/1
13/71
5/2
4/29


Gator 100 Club Kicks Off


WewahitchkaHigh School has .
gotten off to another great year. -
The start of school also signifies the
start of a new season with Gator
athletic programs as well. This year
there are highexpectations four the
athletic programs as several new
head coaches provide guidance for
programs and student athletes.
Gator 100 Club wants to run a first
class program that is second to
none, but it simply cannot be done
without the community.
The financial burden of run-
ning a first class program is enor-
mous, and .this is a hardship'
because of very limited funds. The
only source of revenue comes from
ticket.sales, concessions, and vari-
Sous fundraisers. This year, limited
-fundr.isers are preferred. This can-
not be accomplished without finan-


cial and moral support. Join the
"Gator 100 Club"! Support the
sports programs with a one-time
donation. By doing this it will
insure that the athletes have every
type of resource possible to help
increase their chance of being both
competitive and successful.
Levels of Membership:
Black-$50.00
White-$100.00
Red-$250.00
If there are any questions or
concerns regarding the "Gator 100
Club," please call April Andrews or.
Coach Charlie Winchester at 639-'
2228.-
Thank you to the following
2003-2004 members: Peak's,
Uiillif"ited, Creek M Stop aridDeeli,
arld'Mr. and MNrs Harrell Hollo\ay.


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STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Wewahitchka High School

Hunter Nunnery

!; 4 T-t. 1Hunter; a senior quarter-
Sback, completed four of his

seven pass attempts for 169

yards and four touchdowns.

He also rushed for 62 yards

on seven carries and scored

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FOOTBALL
9/5 R.F. MUNROE Away 6:00 pm
9/12 BELL HIGH SCHOOL Away
6:30 pm
9/19 CARRABELLE* Away 6:30 pm
9/26 SNEADS HIGH SCHOOL Home
7:30 pm (Homecoming)
10/3 APALACHICOLA" Away 6:30 pm
10/10 CHATIAHOOCHEE Away
6:00 pm
10/17 LIBERTY COUNTY* Away
6:30 pm
10/24 BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH' Home.
6:30 pm
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9/25 SNEADS Home 4:00 pm
&
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Tooting Her Horn At "90"
The Lord has blessed Lois Wise phone for 77 years. Last Sunday,
with 90 years of life! she blessed Oak Grove Assembly of
n A t s w h God by displaying her God-given
On August 29th, she was hon- talent accompanied by her niece,
ored by her family with a Birthday Mary Ann Turner.
Bash at her home. We pray Lois has many more
Lois has been playing the sax- years to "toot her horn"!

College Night at GCCC


Gulf Coast Community College,
will host "College lYight" on
September 18, from 6'00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. in the Student Union
East building on the main campus.
Representatives of over 75 col-
leges and universities from around
the Unit6d States will be available
to discuss programs offered at
their institutions with prospective


students at this annual event.
Concerns about admission and
transfer requirements; financial
aid, housing and a variety of other
topics will also be addressed.
'"College Night" is free and open
to the public. For additional infor-
mation, call Lorna Wolfkill at (800)
311-3685, ext. 3266, or (850) 747-
3200.


Caregiver
Forum To Be
Held In P.C.
October 8th
The 3rd annual Northwest
Florida caregiver forum will be held
on Wednesday, October 8th, at Bay
Point Marriott in Panama City
Beach. The .forum is designed to
pamper and educate those who care
for individuals with Alzheimer's dis-
ease or other memory related disor-
ders, chronic diseases, or frail eld-
ers. Presentation topics will include
humor therapy, music therapy,
functioning with stress, memory
and aging, nutrition, and quality of
life. There will be over 20 vendors
available to share information about
the resources available to caregivers
in our community.
This event is free to all care-
givers in the area. Lunch will be pro-
vided and wonderful door prizes will
be awarded throughout the day.
If assistance is needed with
respite care or other related expens-
es to attend the forum, or to pre-reg-
ister, call the elder helpline at 800-
963-5337. Participants need to be
registered prior to October 3rd.
This event is sponsored by area
Agency on Aging for North Florida,
Inc. and the* State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs.
Strawberry
Social at Sea,
Oats and Dunes
Garden Club
The Sea Oats alid Dunes
Garden Club will have a strawberry
social on September 6th, at 3:00
p.m. at the Beaches Fire House on
Alabama Street, St. Joe Beach.
There will be a sign up sheet
available for those interested in a
nature walk at Wakulla Springs,
September 13th, introducing medic-
inal plants and their benefits. More
information will be available at the
social.
The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club meets the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
ET. Monthly meetings have speak-
ers sharing professional knowledge,
and occasionally, offer workshops
on specialty programs.
Fpr more information, call Ruth
Hauge at 647-3473.









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Port St. Joe is one of Florida's fourteen deepwater seaports and, by act of
Congress, it has an authorized channel depth of 35 feet. That depth will allow ships
upwards of 600' in length to use the port carrying almost a full load of cargo. The
responsibility for maintaining the channel lies with the US Army Corps of
Engineers; however, since ship traffic to the port has diminished over the last cou-
ple of decades there has been no maintenance dredging since 1985. While most
of the channel is still about 30' or deeper, the lack of maintenance has resulted in'
draft limits for ships entering the channel to 25', or ten feet less than authorized.

How does this effect the port's ability to attract new business? Think: "Deeper


is Cheaper". As
with land
transportation,
shipping costs
for a vessel are
about the same
whether they
are half-loaded
or fully loaded.


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becomes lower. The more cargo on board, the deeper the draft of the ship, there-
fore, "Deeper is Cheaper".

With the current draft restrictions, the port is marketing itself to smaller, shal-
low draft vessels. This is not so bad, though, since most of the ports in our mar-
ket areas of Latin America and the Caribbean have similar draft limitations. Also,
there are many vessel types, such as roll-on/roll-off ships (for automobiles, semi-
trailers, etc.), cruise ships, and others, that do not require deep drafts.

The Port Authority recognizes that maintenance dredging will greatly enhance
the port's marketability and has been working with the Corps of Engineers, and
other involved governmental agencies to restore the channel to its authorized
depth. After this is accomplished, the opportunities for the Port of Port St. Joe will
be even greater!

PORT ST. JOE
A PORT
AUTHORITY


PO BOX 745
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Boys II Men Enjoy Miracle Strip


Boys II Men enjoyed a night out
at Miracle Strip Amusement Park.


Special thanks to the Lion's
Club, Gulf County Commissioners,


Duren's Piggly Wiggly, and the City of
Port St. Joe for making this happen.


Chy Is 4
Kayleah Cheyanne Hanlon was
four years old on Saturday, August
30th. She celebrated her birthday
with a Care 'Bear Party on
Saturday, August 23rd, at the 16th
Street Park.
Cheyanne is the daughter of
Stacy and Michelle& Hanlon. Her
grandparents are Gerald and Alice
Martin of Port St. Joe and Gene
and Betty Sue Hanlon of
Wewahitchka. Her great-grandpar-,
ents are Norman and Margene
Martin of Howards Creek, Bessie
Goff of Highland View, and Francis
Hanlon of Wewahitchka.


Jim Newton, of Milford, DE,
has joined Fred's Team in an effort
to raise funds to support the
Aubrey Fund For Pediatric Cancer
Research at Memorial Sloan-
Kettering Cancer Center in New
York, NY. Mr. Newton will raise
funds by running the New York
City Marathon on November 2nd.
Mr. Newton is asking for pledges of
at least $1.00 per mile ($26).
Donations can be paid by cred-
it card through his Fred's Team
website at
http://fredsteam.mskcc.org and
clicking on the: "Make a
Donation/sponsor a Fred's Team
runner" link. Fill in the form with
"Jim Newton, Milford, DE, the ING
New York City" and complete the
subsequent credit card form. As an
alternative, checks can be mailed
to Jim Newton, 701 S. Walnut St.,
Milford. DE '19963. made out to
-"Sloan-Kettering".
Fred's Team is a grouji of ruYi-
ners who run marathons across
the country and throughout the
world to raise funds for pediatric
cancer research. Since its founding
in 1995, over $13 million has been
raised. Fred's Team is named after
Fred Lebow, the first director of the


"New York City Marathon, who died
from brain cancer in 1994. More
-information about Fred's Team can
be found at www.mskcc,org/fred-
steam.
Jim is a former resident of Port
SSt. Joe.

Beach Baptist

Chapel Dinner
The menu for Wednesday,
September 10th, will be pasta,
meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
dessert, and tea. Dinners may be
picked up at the church between
4:30 6:30 p.m. Call the church
office at 647-5026 for take out or
dine in.
Beach Baptist Chapel is locat-
ecLat 311 Columbus Street.


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Real Estate
Answers to Real Estate questions
from your local Century.21 Agents.


REAL ESTATE REMAINS A STRONG INVESTMENT, 7
By: Lisa Guilford
Opportunities to make big, quick profits in residential real estate tend to come and go in cycles. When
a local market is hot, families may find it possible to buy a house at an attractive price, fix it up, and
watch its value rise in just a few years.
When the same local market'is at the low end of the appreciation cycle, reaping a profit on the fam-
ily home can take a good deal more time but the reward can be just as satisfying if price and location
and carefully considered.
. Even in uncertain economic times like these, history shows that real estate is one of the soundest invest-
ments a family can make. During the Great Depression of the 1930s when the stock market plummeted
as much as 89 percent, housing prices dropped only 39 percent. According to most of the research on
housing trends, prices continually stay at the same level as, and most often appreciate faster than, the
rate of inflation. Housing prices actually rose an average of 10 percent during the recessions of the mid-
1970's and early 1980s.
CENTURY 21 statisticians report that the rate of home appreciation since 1990 has been around five
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ahead in the real estate game on average.
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family decide on what you can afford. Once you've determined a price and picked your desired com-
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This is also a good time to purchase a second or vacation home. A bargain cabin in the woods toddy
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allow you to purchase a vacation home that can serve as a stepping-stone to a larger retreat in the future.
SBut appreciation isn't the only advantage to buying a home. The federal government thinks home own-
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Didn't Mean to Offend
To the County Commissioners
and Public Works Department,
I sincerely apologize to anyone
I may have offended at the August
26, public meeting. It was not my
intent to offend when I got up to
speak.
I am a new resident here. I
walk the beach near my home in
Indian Pass daily. I pick up trash
on a daily basis. Some of it appears
to be from people who come to the
beach. Some of it appears to come
from the ocean. It is a shame we
have litter to begin with; I am grate-
ful that Gulf County has the large
trash bins along the beach.
Since moving here in June, on
occasion the bin near my home
would be full and I would call the
Department of Public Works to see
if it could be emptied. I would like
Sto note that I called the Department
of Public Works to thank them for
emptying the bin and also for rak-
ing the beach. I appreciate all their
efforts in keeping the beach as nice
as it can be.
In July, I called Commissioner
Jerry Barnes when I felt the trash
bins were not being emptied in a
timely manner. He told me the bins
were emptied once a week on
Thursday. He also mentioned that
because of the summer schedule
with vacations and such, things
were not going according to the
schedule.
On the morning of August
26th, I was riding with a friend on
the beach and I noticed several of
the trash bins were overflowing
with trash on the ground next to
the bins. Flies all around. (This
then becomes a Health Department
issue since the fly eggs produce
maggots, nasty smells, etc.)
I called the County
Commissioners office to see if I
could, get on the agenda for that
evening. Commissioner Jerry
Barnes called me that afternoon
and explained there was a problem
with the beach truck and it could
not be used because it was not safe
to drive. Also, one of the workers
was out due to an injury.
It just so happened I was plan-
ning to attend the.'meeting that
evening. When I was given the
opportunity to speak, I must admit
I was nervous and my';emotions:
took over.
I do feel I \as justified at being
disappointed with whoever is
responsible for the Department of
Public Works running in an effi-
cient manner.
Just as I would expect Waste
Management to come every Monday
to pick up my household trash that
I personally pay them to do, I also
expect the county to empty the
trash bins on the beach weekly that
my tax money pays them to do. I
hope my expectations aren't too
high.
I came to live in Gulf County
because of its natural beauty. In
the three months that I have
resided here, I have met some of
the nicest people I will ever know. I
feel very fortunate to call this area
home. Let us all work, together to
keep it the special place that it is.
Donna J. Grabarek

Honored A Hero
This letter was received from-
Nathan Peters, Jr.


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


Call 850-648-6767


Clifford Chester Sims
A hero for.the United States of
America.
A hero for the state of Florida.
A hero for Gulf County and the
city of Port St. Joe.


Thanks to the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County for
all the work that led us here today.
Thank you to Gulf County
Veteran's Officer, Bo Williams, and
to the V.F.W. Post 10069.
Thanks to Senator Al Lawson,
Rep. Allan Bense, and the
Governor of the State of Florida,
the honorable Jeb Bush.
Clifford Sims of Port St. Joe
died in 1968, at age 25, after
throwing himself on a hand


grenade in Vietnam. We have a
street in Port St. Joe named in his
honor, but this Dedication
Ceremony for Clifford Sims
Veterans' Nursing Home in
Springfield, will say to all, he made
a difference in knocking down the
walls of segregation.
God is our Father, Christ is our
Redeemer, and man is our brother.
To God Be The Glory,
Commissioner Nathan Peters,


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MLS#96635 4402 C Hwy. 98 New Construction
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MLSa96176 130l Long A e \er\ nice oldJr home
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home has a lo, el\ Screened front porch and .1 i.ire
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MLS#94958 198 Lahona Ave.- This Home sits on
3.5 lots, with.frontage on Hwy. 386, .Hwy. 71 &
Lahona Ave. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, with abundant fruit
trees, and flowering shrubs. A nature lovers paradise!
$89,000


MLS#97112 212 River Dr. Wewahitchka This 2 bedroom,
2 bath block home is situated on a 125 x 149 lot. The total
tractis 275 x 149 and the seller will consider selling the lots
separately. Great Commercial Opportunity! $125,000


MLS#97,034 162 Cape Pointe Dr. B2- Beautiful 3
bedroom, 2.5 bath condo at The Club at Cape San
Bias. This development boasts "Old Florida" archi-
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for a perfect tropical setting. Amenities include a
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MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
MLS#95237 Windmark Beach $925,000
MLS#95457 Cape San Bias $375,000 .
MLS#95458 -'Cape San Bias $375,000
MLS#96380 Indian Pass $650,000
MLS# 95458 Cape San Bias $425,000
Bay View/Commercial
MLS#96250 Port St. Joe $325,000
MLS#97149 Port St. Joe $795,900


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Expected completion by Oct. 1. Covered boat slip
included that will accommodate a 27 foot boat. This
is a Fisherman's Dream. $359,900


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


MLS#96436: 311 Quail Ridge Rd.- Immaculate 3
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There are too many amenities to list. This is a fabu-
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MLS#97009 Cabin 2 Mexico Beach 1 bedroom 1
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MLS# 97037 Wewahitchka $18,700
MLS# 97038 Wewahitchka $18,700
MLS# 97029 Windmark Beach
$499,900MLS#96467- St. Joe Beach $125,000
MLS#94526 Wewahitchka $29,000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000


MLS#94894 7408 Anpericus Gorgeous, 3 bed-
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This unit is being sold fully furnished and is owned by
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Jazz-by-the-Bay


Festival Sept. 13
The Gulf Jazz Society's Third Annual Jazz-By-The-Bay Festival on
Saturday, September 13th, will present an outstanding line-up of nation-
ally and regionally acclaimed musicians. The festival, an all-day event, will
be held at Oaks-By-the-Park in the St. Andrews section of Panama City
beginning at 1:00 p.m. However, actual festival activities will begin Friday
night at 7:00 p.m. with a jam session at the Warehouse Marketplace and
Cafe in downtown Panama City.
"We have a really varied array of jazz talent performing this year, said
Larry Fletcher, festival director. "Festival visitors will hear two marvelous
jazz vocalists, a nationally know Dixieland band, a mainstream jazz quin-
tet, a sensational bebop jazz pianist, and a swing jazz/blues quartet."
Featured groups are jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and pianist Hod
O'Brien; the Swamp Dog Dixieland Jazz Band; the Lisa Kelly and JB Scott
5tet, the Jones and Co. Jazz and Blues Band; and the Gulf Coast'
Community College Jazz Band.
Music will begin from the park gazebo at 1:00 p.m. with continuous
music throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
Although the festival is free and open to the public, a limited number
of "VIP" seats situated in front of the stage are available at $4.00 a seat.
The festival information number is 872-7208.

Spotlight on Health:


Water Safety


by Dr. Peter Obesso
In Gulf and Bay Counties, we
enjoy water every day. We are
blessed by its proximity and abun-
dance. Human beings have always
been drawn to water, we enjoy its
view, we enjoy being in it, we find it
relaxing and curative.
During the past few weeks we
have had several people drown in -
area waters, which also reminds us
that water can be dangerous.
Drowning is a preventable
tragedy. When around water we
must observe some simple and
common sense rules that will lower
the possibility of injury:
Always, wear a life jacket when
boating. Never drink alcoholic bev-
erages when swimming or boating.
Teach children to swim. Never
swim alone. Swim only in super-
vised areas. Enter feet first into the
water when you do -not know the
depth.
Stop swimming or boating
when you see a storm approaching.
Seek adequate shelter. Observe the
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Always enclose pools. Always.
wear sunscreen. Never overesti-
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foot protection.
If you get caught by, a riptide or
current, do not panic, raise your.
arm, signal for help, do not fight
the rip, float or swim parallel to the
shore until you are free of the out-
rushing water. Then swim to.shore
or signal for help again.

Heartfelt Thanks
The family of Bea Campbell
would like to offer their heartfelt
thanks to the many friends and rel-
atives for the prayers, donations of
bibles, flowers, and food. ,
It has meant so much to us in
our time of loss. We will never for-
get how wonderful you all were to
us. Thank you from the bottom of
our hearts.

Note of Thanks
The family of Ruthie Neel
would like to extend heartfelt
thanks to everyone who sent flow-
ers. food. prayers, and phone calls .'
during our time of sorrow.
A special thank' you to Dr. ,
Ivers, Dr. Blevins, Gulf Pines
Hospital, and staff.
Howard Neel and Family


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L1WHICH ONE COSTS MORE TO IN~SURE?"


Gulf County Transportation

Meeting September 10th


,The Gulf County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Coordinating
Board announces a meeting to
which all persons are invited. The
agenda will include the,, Bylaw
Amendments, Community
Transportation Coordinator's
Quarterly Operational and
Financial Report, Commission for
the Transporation Disadvantaged
.Report, and Staff Report.
It will be held at the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Center, 120
Library Drive, Port St. Joe, on
Wednesday, September 10th, at


2:00 p.m. ET.
For more information, or if you
require special accommodations
because of a disability or physical
impairment, contact Van Bailey at
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, 674-4571.

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Ask for manager in charge of service counter


Unit Monthly Tax Total


Unit. Monthly Tax Total


Size Rent Size Rent
6x9 $ 79.00 $5.14 $ 84.14 9.5x8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05 $ 99.05
7 x 9 $ 89.00 $ 5.79 $ 94.79 10 x 20 $174.00 $11.31 $185.31
8x 10 $ 98.00 $ 6.37 $104.37 12 x16 $167.00 $10.86 $177.86
8x12 $100.00 $ 6.50 $106.50 11 x18 $172.00 $11.18 $183.18
8.i20, $110.00 $10.40 ( $17 O "'
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Note: There is a one time administration tee of $10.00 Rent is due on the .ist
of the month, delinquent after the-5th. Tenant supplies own lock. Open
Sunrise to Sunset. Other times of entry by special permission only.


Call Us Before You Buy One.
ROY SMITH, ANDY SMITH,
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Edited by Lori Price
Note: This is a series of articles
written by sixth grade students
introducing faculty members new
to our campus.
By: Morgan Rickerson'
Wewahitchka Elementary
School welcomes Ms. Jennifer
Guffey to the WES tribe. Ms.
Guffey is the new first grade
teacher. After graduating from
Wewahitchka High School in 1998,
she attended Gulf Coast
Community College where she
received a volleyball scholarship. In
1999, she transferred to Chipola
Junior College where she received


her Associate's Degree. She began
Florida State University in the fall
of 2000 and graduated with a
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary
Education in 2002..
Ms. Guffey is married'to Jamey
Guffey. They are expecting a child
in January and have a nine year
old son named Austin. Ms. Guffey
was born and raised in
Wewahitchka. She enjoys scrap-
booking in her free time.
Ms. Guffey looks forward to a
successful yet challenging school
year. She enjoys seeing the growth
and development of each and every
student.


Jennifer Guffey is new at Wewahitchka Elementary: this year.
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PORT ST..OE .
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL- ,

DOLPHIN NEWS
BSSS- Z. S


After school tutoring is avail-
able for students in grades 3-5 on
Tuesday and Thursdays from
2:10-3:15 in the CCC Lab. If you
would like your child to participate
in this program, please-call Minnie
Likely at 229-1624.
Our first P.T.O. meeting for the
2003-2004 school year will be held
on Thursday, September 4, at 5:30
in the auditorium. All parents are
encouraged to attend..
S Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent-home on,
September 10. If you would like to
schedule a parent/teacher confer-
ence, please call 227-1221.
Our school is once again col-
lecting General Mills box tops.
Please send yours to school today.

Band Boosters Meeting
There will be a Band Boosters
Meeting on Thursday, September
4th, at 7:00 p.m. in the band room.
All parents. of Marching and
Concert Band members, as well as
regular band students, are encour-
aged to attend this meeting. ,


Peacebuilders for Port St. Joe
Elementary-front row, from left, 1st
grade, Bobby Joe Hanson; kinder-
garten, Brooke Curcie; and pre-k,
Ashley Williamson. Back row, from
left-fifth grade, Russell Miller;
fourth grade, Luke Leonard; third
grade, Alex Wood; and second
grade.


Beach Baptist Dinner
The menu for Wednesday,
September 10th, will be 'pasta,
meatballs, salad, garlic bread,
dessert, and tea. Dinners may be
picked up at the church between
4:30 6:30 p.m. Call the church
office at 647-5026 for take out or
dine in.
Beach Baptist Chapel is locat-
ed at 311 Columbus Street.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 Page 5B

College and Career Day WA MECA CENTER

Slated at Port St. Joe High W DICAL C
Dr. Peter H. Obesso, aDM
Port St. Joe High School is College/Career Day. The guidance
once again hosting the area staff, coordinating this program, f. Ken Plumley, PA-C
deem it to be very helpful to stu-
Free Ploto Contest dents and their parents in making Hours Monday through Fnd3v-8:00 am. to 500 p.m.
ree Photo Contest decisions regarding post-seconlary -
plans. Representatives from over
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Photography is pleased to attend, as well as those from vari- Medcare, Medicaid, BCBS & Shdinn Fee
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the International Open Amateur
Photography Contest. Photograph-
ers from the Port St. Joe area, par-
ticularly beginners, are welcome to
try to win their share of over 1,300
prizes. The deadline for the contest
is October 31st. The contest is
open to everyone and entry is
FREE.
"Everyone has at least one
memorable photo that captures a
special moment in time," stated
Christina Baylon, Contest Director.
"When people learn about our free
photography contest, they sudden-
ly realize that their own favorite
photos can win cash prizes, as well
as gain national exposure," contin-
ued Baylon.
To enter, send ONE photo-
graph in ONLY ONE of the following
categories: People; Travel, Pets,
Children, Sports, Nature, Action,
Humor, Portraiture, or Other. The
photo must be a color or black-
and-white print unmountedd),
8"X10" or smaller. All entries must
include the photographer's name
and address on the back, as well as
the category and the title of the
photo. Photographs should be sent
to: The International Library of
Photography, Suite 101-2617,
3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills,
MD 21117. Entries must be post-
marked by October 31st. You may
also submit your photo directly
online at www.picture.com.
The International Library of
Photography is an organization
dedicated to bringing the work of
amateur photographers to the pub-
lic's attention. The work of over 1:1
million amateur photographers can
be viewed at www.picture.com.


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es. iTms event will take place on
Friday, September 19th.
S Seniors will be dismissed from
classes to attend at 9:00 a.m. and
juniors will be dismissed at 9:30
a.m. Parents of students wishing to
attend are encouraged to do so.
Parents attending earn five Gulf
County Scholarship points for their
child. Parents should check in at
the welcome table provided for
them at the school's entrance for
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RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211

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


Judson (Jud) N. Carnley
Judson (Jud) N. Carnley, 19, of
Dalkeith, passed away Thursday,
August 28, as the result of an auto-
mobile accident.
A native of Gulf County, Jud
was a very popular student who
graduated with honors from
Wewahitchka High School in 2002.
He was preceded in death by
his grandfather, Buddy McLemore;
grandmother, Latrelle McLemore;
and an uncle, Marvin Carnley.
Survivors include his father,
Judson E. Carnley; mother,
Elizabeth Carnley; half-brother,
Brad Price; sisters, LaDonna
Whitfield and Pache Pridgeon;
uncles, Buddy, Jr., Steve (Cindy),
Carmen (Peggy), Grant (Monica),
Kelvin (Jeanie), and Lonnie
McLemore and Sam Carnley; his
aunts, Marchelle Gates, Karen
Forrester (Hubert) and Dorothy
Griffin (Ben). He also leaves a host
of nieces and nephews he loved
very much, as well as many
cousins and close friends.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday, August 31st, at the old
gym on Main Street in
Wewahitchka, with burial at
Roberts Cemetery in Honeyyille.
All services were under the


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


direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Doris Marie Christmas
Doris Marie Christmas, 82, of
Highland View passed away
Monday, September 1, at her
home. She moved here in 1936 and
was a long time member of the
Highland View Baptist Church. She
was a former member of the church
choir.
She is survived by her son,
Donald Ray Baker and wife Rita, of
Highland View; one sister, Refer
Pettis of Port St. Joe; three grand-
children, Donna Johnson, Donald
R. Baker, Jr. and Shayla Lynn
Baker; and three great-grandchil-
dren, Michael Johnson, Cody
Johnson and Brianna Baker.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, September 3 at the
Highland View Baptist Church with
Rev. Glen Davis and Rev. Tom
Mangum officiating.
Interment followed in Alford
Cemetery in Alford.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.'


TOKNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
SST. JAMES'

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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. e Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"O taste and see that theLord isgood: blessed is the man that,trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
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102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor '
Buddy Caswell Miniter of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students
Sunday School ............. .. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ... .......... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ........ 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBL' CHU CH
801 20th Street Port St. J 29-807
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pa l :
Sunday School ................. .;;* .. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .. .' 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Servie ........ ;j . .. :00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer'Miflh'I 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
. J 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ................ . ...... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


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1000 Highway 98
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Eddie Edward Carpenter
Eddie Edward Carpenter, 64, of
Howard Creek,; has gone to be with
the Lord on Saturday, August 30,
after an extended illness. Ed was
born in Holmes County and made
Gulf County his home in the
1970s. Ed was recently retired
from Miller Agency in Port St. Joe
and spent his last years raising and
riding his beloved horses.
Ed was preceded in death by
his parents, Eddie and Bessie
Carpenter; and three sisters,
Georgia Peak, Lucille Bratichak,
and Christine Marion. Survivors
include his wife, Judy Carpenter of
Wewahitchka; three daughters,
Tonya Green and husband Howard
of Panama City, Patty Curcie and
husband Jason of Port St. Joe, and
Stacy Carpenter of Panama City;
one son, Albert Garrett and wife
Tammiy of Chickasaw, AL; two sis-
ters, Gail Dienst and husband Art
of Howard Creek, and Barbara
Holbrooks and husband Lewis of
Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Travis
Carpenter and wife Jackie of
Wewahitchka, and Doug Carpenter
and wife Joanna of North Port;
eleven grandchildren, Deana,
Aaron and Andre Green; Briana,
Brooke and Jacob Curcie; Damien
Boyette, and Tara, Gourtney and
Brandon Garrett; and Brenda
(Sissy) Smith of Highland View who
was loved like a grandchild and will


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


forever have a special place in his
heart. He is also survived by
numerous nieces andnephews and
great-nieces and nephews,' and five
very special friends, Debbie and
Buddy Gandy and Richard of
Panama City, and Tom and Carrie
of Howard Creek.
In lieu of flowers the family
wishes donations be made in Ed's
name to Hospice of the Emerald
Coast.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home. Memorialization will be by
cremation.

Henry Hogue
Henry Hogue, 86, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Sunday, August
31st, in Port St. Joe. He was a
native of Mobile, Alabama, and had
been a resident here since around
1956. Mr. Hogue worked for St. Joe
Paper Company and later, Parker
Realty.
He is survived by his children,
Clarence Hogue (Virginia) of Port
St. Joe, Annie Pearl Williams
(Roger) of Wewahitchka; and Henry
Adam Hogue of Port St. Joe; his
grandchildren, Stephanie, Felicia,
Kendall, and Kara; three, great-
grandchildren; and three sisters,
Catherine Sullivan and Marie
Hogue of Mobile, AL, and Willie
Mae Hogue of Buffalo, NY.
Funeral services will be
Thursday, September 4th at 3:00
p.m. EDT at the Church of God in
Christ with Rev. Robert Lowery offi-
ciating. Mr. Hogue will lie in state
at the church one hour prior to the
service.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Mary Tolar Layton
On August 31st, Mary Frances
Tolar Layton went home to be with
the Lord. She was born on January
2:5, 1927 to Isam Andrew and Ida


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


't" FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SWb. I 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
SSixt nth Street
Sunday Worship .. 10 a.m. Sixteen treet
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ....... 11 a.m. -


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582 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(85"0)227-1306S


NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS!
JUST LETTING GOPDDO CHURCH HIS WAYI


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening 'Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


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


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


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


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
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


Missouri Whitaker Tolar from
Gordon, Alabama. She was the last
sibling of eight brothers and sis-
ters.
She married Porter Mixon
Layton on March 15, 1945. They
had two children, Larry Mixon
Layton (Elaine) and Linda Sue
Layton Burttschell (John); and a
special son, Billy Fiye "Little
Brother". She also had four grand-
children, Stephanie Michelle, Larry
Dewayne, Lori Ann, David
Anthony; one great-grandchild,
Joshua Liam; and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be
Thursday, September 4th, at 3:00
p.m. CT, at First Baptist Church,
Wewahitchka, with .Rev. Mike
Stroud and Rev. Gene Hodges offi-
ciating. Interment will follow in
Roberts Cemetery in Wewahitchka.
She will be in state at the church
one hour prior to the service.
All services are under direction
of the Comforter Funeral Home.

Kyle McLemore
On August 28, as a result of a
fatal car accident, Kyle McLemore
was killed. He was a life long resi-
dent of Wewahitchka.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Darlene Brogdon. He Is sur-
vived by his wife, Cleatha
McLemore: step-daughters. Paige
and Jordon Nickell; father, Steve
McLemore; sister. Heather and hus-
band Mark Ritter: niece Hayley
Ritter; and his brother, Steve
McLemore and family.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday at the old gymnasium in
Wewahitchka. Interment followed In
Roberts Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Pastor's Anniversary
New Bethel Baptist Church will
be" celebrating their pastor's
anniversary on Sunday. September
7th, at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is cor-
dially invited to attend worship and
celebrate with Rev. Jackson.


H.V. Baptist Plans
Homecoming
Highland View Baptist Church
will be celebrating 52 years of min-
,istry in conjunction with, the 24th
annual Homecoming on Sunday,
September 14th. The services will
begin at 10:30 a.m. with.Bro. Harry
Powell, former pastor,. being the
guest speaker. Several musical pre-
sentations will be featured during
the morning worship service.
A covered dish lunch will be
served after the service in the,
church fellowship hall.
The public is invited to this spe-
cial day celebration. The church is
located at 382 Ling Street in
Highland View.

Women's Day Set
Pastor Gathers and Victory
Temple First Born Holiness Church
family would like to invite the public
to attend their annual Women's Day
service on Sunday, September 14th,
at 11:30 a.m..
Guest speaker will be
Evangelist Jennifer Bailey. The 6:30
p.m. service will present "The Fruits
Of The Spirit".

Church Mullet Cook Out
The Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be selling mullet plates
on Saturday. September 6th, at the
church fellowship hall beginning at
10:00 a.m.
Plates will consist of fried mul-
let, hush puppies, cake, tea, and
choice of two: baked beans, cole
slaw. cheese grits or potato salad.
Plates will be $5.00.
Orders may be placed ahead of
time by calling 639-5700, 674-
1463, or 674-8728.
Proceeds of this cookout go to
Bread Of Life Food Ministries to
purchase groceries. '
S The church is' located on
Highway 275 South, phore #674-
4376.


Church of Christ

: atthe Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00 am EST
S^ n ^ Sunday Worship................. .... ... ..........11:00 am EST
S Wednesday Bible Study................ .................... 7:00 am EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"




ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
S334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 59'5
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
SJHUFT@AOL.COM 850-639-2280

'" '. ,- :hin f.. t o-: -. -

Famil th e ChuJerchus
&Tvuhing Hvi with the Love of Jesus"


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


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

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



:First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ........................................ 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ....................................... 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor ? Nusavr PRovwDE Church/Office: 648-8820

But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
Isaiah 40:31
Upstairs Capital City Bank Building
Sunday Bible Study at 9 a.m.
Worship at 10 a.m.
Casual Attire always welcome
Small Group Meetings 6 p.m.
(in members' homes)
Come Celebrate with us! Pastor Lee Cordell. (850)227-1180
Grace Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org
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The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 Page 7B


4 Shark-Talk

By: Chad Olson juniors will take the PSAT
(Slurpl) That's the sound of a (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude
pink tongue that belongs to a Test). This is an excellent way to
small, white Jack Russell. Faithful, prepare for the real thing, and best
energetic, and always glad to see of all, it's totally free See Mrs.
me, she runs into my room and Ramsey for more details;
licks my face, "Good Morning, I Attention all parents! College
hope you slept well because today Day 'at PSJHS will be held on
is all booked up! I've got it all September 19th. This is a wonder-
planned out: first, we'll start out ful opportunity to learn about col-
with tug-of-war, and then, fetch, leges.in the area and around the.
and then...." state. Parents sign in and enjoy
Oh, if only life were that sim- free pens, key chains, and even five
ple. I believe I could spend all of my points for the Gulf County
free time playing with my dog, if it Scholarship Program.,.
weren't for my dreadfully efficient Lots cha s have bee
memory. For some reason, it keeps
reminding me about.. 6th perio made in: our school. Several new
Spanish III, 4th period English teachers are on board our buoyant
IV/ENC 1101, and don't let me for- ship, andlstill others have dropped
get AP Calculus. Speaking of mem- anchor and bid us farewell. Soon
ory... many of the members of the gradu-
Attention juniors and seniors: ating class will be doing the, same.
don't forget to sign up for the ACT We will b: off to college, jobs;, and
(September 19th is the deadline) living in the real world. Soon many
and the SAT (September '9th dead- of us will realize that life isn't as
line). Drop by the guidance office to simple as we have been so, accus-
pick up a registration packet (or go tomed to. I will leave on that note
online, all you fellow coniputer with a farewell to simple times, a
techs, at ACT.org and hello todthe bright future; and open
Collegeboard.com, respectively). arms to my final school year with a
On Tuesday, October 21st, small, white puppy.


PORT ST. JOE

Middle

School News

By: Alex Flanagan are going to the Challenger Space
The 2003-20Q4 school year has Center, in Tallahassee, on
started off great. All grades 6-8 are September 12th.' 'Don't forget to
just overflowing with activities. The turn in your- field trip permission
8th grade is already planning their form. The Book Fair will be open
first fieldtrip. The Book Fair, Open September 4 ,'lth, the Girls'
House, and the Read-Ins are all Read-In 4'ill' be held ithe' 5th of
coming up soon. Also, school September. Also, the Boys' Read-In
sports are getting underway,. is on September 29th. Volunteers
Sporting Events: The, boys' are needed. Call Donna Thompson
football team has been working qat 227-321J. if you're interested.
hard during practice andvwill show "' Student government elections were
off their stuff September 4thl, at held Wednesday, September 3rd.
5:00 p.m. against Blountstown' The outcome of the election will be
The girls' volleyball team plans to in next week's edition Open House
blow Wewa's team out of the water is scheduled for September, 11th,
on September 8th, under the Shark from 5:15-6:45. Parents willbe able
Dome. Don't forget to come out and to visit with their student's teach-
support your middle school-athletic ers and pick up progress reports.
teams. So long for now and check in
School Stuff: The 8th graders next week for more information.

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We want to thank all of you
.who were part of the Scallop
Festival., WeV appreciate your help
and participation. Christmas card
sales will begin soon, and we will
have our. kick-off assembly on
September lIth. Be watching for.
young salespersons bringing
Christmas ideas, cards, and wrap-
ping paper to your door at this
early time of the year.
Progress reports went out last
week. Parents, please look over
them to see how .'your child is
doing. If you would like a confer-
ence with a teacher, please call the
office to make arrangements.
The first Parent 'Teacher
.Fellowship meeting for this year
will ieet on Monday, September
8th, at 6:30 p.m. Make plans now
to be at our first meeting. The PTF
is a tremendous asset to the
school, and your presence will
make it even better. We will have
the election of officers and begin
,making plans for the year.
Parents, please check your
child's.homework pad to make sure
that he is keeping up daily with his
work. They must be signed Monday
through Thursday. This pad may
also contain notes to you and is an
extremely important means of com-
miunication between teacher and
parent." 'Please make this a daily
habit for you and yopr child.
On Monday, August 18, the
2002-2003 yearbook was present-
ed and handed out to all of last
year's students. Others may pur-
chase a yearbook for $15.00. The
dedication: page .honored Mrs.
Alicia Williams, who has been an
invaluable member of our staff here
at FCS for over 12 years.
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1989 Honda Accord. Exc
cond. new a/c and brakes.
850-229-8469 5 9pm.
$2,200. 2tp9/4
1993 Chevrolet Lumina Van
85,000 miles, good condition
$3000 obo. Call 229-9206.
2tc8/28
2000 Chevy Venture LT
extended. Leather, power
sliding door, CD, rear air,
and radio. exc cond. $8,750.
647-6211., 2tp8/28
2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage, Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17

1996 Plymouth Neon. AT,
A/C, sporty yellow 2 door,
price reduced for quick sale.
Was $2,995, now only
$2,495. 227-1294. tfc8/07
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
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 4D
Clean, cassette, pw, pi,
cruise, tilt. 119,000 mi good
shape. V6 automatic $2,500.
Call 647-8384 or 229-6961
ask for Becky. 3tc9/4
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff.17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
Information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12





White City Christian School
is now enrolling for 2003 -
2004 School year. K2 12th
grade. After school programs
available. A' ministry of the
Gilgal Holiness Church locat-
ed at 548 W. Beatty Avenue,
White City, Florida. (850)
827-2621 or 527-0577.
8tc8/07


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Now accepting
applications

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for more
information
229-7708


Mexico Beach 3BR/ 2BA
CHA very nice. $695 plus
dep. Pelican Walk Real
Estate. 648-4995. 2tc9/4
3 bdr 2 ba beachside in
Mexico Beach, fully fur-
nished. $700 month. 2 bd 2
1/2 bath beachside in
Mexico Beach, unfurnished.
$850. month. Please 'call or
stop by for more details.
Hambrick Realty, Inc., 3001
Hwy 98, MB (850) 648-1102.
2tc9/4
For rent: 2 BR/ 1 BA mobile
home. Close to schools. Call
227-1639. 2tp9/4
Mobile home for rent.
Wewahitchka, Chipola River
front. New carpet, new paint,
screened porch. Very quiet,
beautiful setting, would sell.
850-647-3159; 2tp9/4
Very nice' 2BR/1Ba mobile
home, all appliances fur-
nished. Care free living, with
lawn maintenance incl in
rent. $395 per mo. $200 dep.
Toll free 877-874-8001.
ltp9/4
16' x 40' garage workshop.
$350 per mo. plus utilities.
941-812-3327 2tp9/4
Mexico Beacl Townhouse
gulf view on dedicated beach
2BR/1.5BA $1,000 mo.
Short/Long term. 2tp9/4


2BR/1BA home, well 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
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
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
3 BR furnished house, 528
7th St. Call 648-5306.
ltp9/4
1 bedroom, unfurnished
apartment for rent; 808
Woodward Ave, PSJ; call
227-7800 after 5:00 pm.
itc9/4
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. trc6/5
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 ba,, inside
laundry rm.,, ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One. bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tce6/s

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 22g3 74

FOR SALE: California King
mattress, med coil, Prism-
Therapedic, pillowtop,
72x84, 1 yr old half price
at $350. ALSO King
waterbed, med wood finish, 6
drawer underdresser, with 4
yr old semi-motionless mat-
tress, mirrored headboard,
everything included except
heater $200, 227-9843.'
2tp9/4
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





Yard. Sale Sept. 6. 106
Bellamy Circle. 9am till 12
pm. Rain or shine. ltc9/4
Yard Sale: Golf clubs, fishing
tackle, misc. 705 Long Ave,
8-12, Sat., Sept. 6. 229-
6346. ltp9/4
Moving Sale Sat. Sept. 6,
8:00 am until. Dining table
w/6 chairs, lots of bargains.
6677 Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach. ltp9/4





PT/ Receptionist/ Sales
Assistant Arvida/St. Joe is
currently seeking a part-time
Receptionist / Sales
Assistant. Applicants should
be energetic, self-motivated,
computer literate and have a
positive attitude. Weekend
work is required. Sunday 1-6
and Monday 9-6. Qualified
candidates should fax
resume to 850-785-5478.
ltc9/4,
Hiring experienced framers
and labors. Need not be
afraid of heights. Some tools
required. Call John 628-
8704 (days) 639-4517
(nights). 2tp9/4
Small engine mechanic/
service man. apply in person.
St. Joe Rent All 706 1st
Street. Port St. Joe. tfc6/5


Gulf Coast Community
College Nursing Adjunct
(p/t, Gulf/ Franklin Ctr.) -
to provide instruction in an,
acute care facility to practical
nursing students in pedi-
atrics .& medical-surgical
nursing. Clinical rotations
are in Panama City and
classroom instruction is at
Gulf/Fianklin Ctr. in Port St.
Joe. Requires a current FL-
RN license. Position is Open
Until Filled. Please call
850-227-9670 for more
information. For more
details visit our website:
http: //dept.gulfcoast.edu/jo
bs/ or Job line: 850-873-
3540. GCCC is an
EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer.
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. 4tc8/28'
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 giving 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: DOlt
This is a drug free, EOE
employer. Submit resume
and references to UWNWFL,
PO Box 586, Panama City, FL
32402 2tc8/28


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Big Wheel Recycling is look-
ing for a CDL licensed driver.
Call (850) 229-7717. 2p9/4
Cabinet Installer/
Serviceperson for Lg. Kitchen
Co. Salary or sub contractor,
Must have Occupational Lic,
liability insur., & workers
conp. Ph: 1-800-635-7902
or 850-784-0406. 4tp8/21
Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of'
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.
Stfc9/4
AC dock installers needed.
Please call GW Service 229-
9125. 2tc8/28
Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center is now
taking applications for the,
following positions: CNA's (2)
FT 3-11 Mon.-Fri. CNA's (4)
Baylor W/E: work 32, paid
'fdr 40. Keep your same
* assignment! Affordable
health insurance, urnform
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


... CENTER :
of North Florida

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

Willing To Train
The Eye Center of North Florida, is now accepting applica-
tions for full-time Optometric Technicians in the Port St. Joe
Office. Technicians work closely with patients and doctors.
Successful candidates will have a kind disposition, excel-
lent people skills, patience, good communication.skills, and
a positive attitude. No experience required. .
Please send resume of application to: Dr. Tracy Rowell, The
Eye Center of North Florida, 528B Cecil Costin Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 2tc9/4


Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the following
positions: Full time LPN (2)
7a-3p, (1) llp-7a. Affordable
medical insurance, uniform
allowing, shift diff. Call Tricia
at 229-8244 or apply in per-
son to 220 Ninth St. Port St.
Joe, Florida. tfc7/24
Established real estate
office has openings in the
Rental Dept. Requires' com-
puter and public relation
.skills and some weekend
duty. Fax resumes to 648-
5779 or call for an' interview
at 648-5777. Parker Realty of,
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfcS, 7
ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
Sence needed. Earn $700-'
.$900 weekly 'plus benefits.
No CDL? No problems Short
term training noy. available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc9/4

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.
S. tfc6/5
Bookkeeper needed, needs
to be familiar with accounts
receivable and payable.
Proficiency with Peachtree
Accounting is a plus. .Good
pay, health insurance, paid.
holidays. Send resume to
The Star, PO Box'308, Port
St.:Joe, ,FL 32457; tfc8/21
.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





.For Sale: Travel trailer 28
foot located Lot 22.Bryants
Landing, Wewahitchka. If
interested Call Earl Peak at
850-229-6547. 2tp8/28
30' 2001 'Holiday Rambler
:Pres. 2 slide outs exc.-cond.
o: 'opets/smokers. $38,500
229-6610. '. 3tp8/28
'Free' "Non-Denominational"
I 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


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St. Joe Beach 6677
Alabama Ave. 2 large corner
lots, 2/3 bedroom home,
screened porch, large work-
shop, stop in for a visit! Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty. 648-5767
ltp9/4




KITTENS free to good home.
227-9865. noon-10pm. 3tp8/21





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,
w4als, windows,.3 bedroom, 1
bath, asking $25,000. Owner
has quotes for moving house.
Call 227-1388:
tfe6/5
Lot# 17 Palm. Ridge
Subdivision-Short walk to
beach $74,900. 647-8033.
2tp8/28
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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 in the
Circuit Couit for Gulf County, Florida.
Probate, Division; the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard, Port St. Joe,
FL-32456. The name and address of
the personal representative and that
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All othez-creditorsiof the decedent and
persons having claims or deminaid'
against the estate of thedecedtht must
file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTERTHE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is August 28, 2003.


/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH. GIBSON & SCHOLZ. P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
1303 Constitution Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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 September 4,
2003

THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION, Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL. BRUCE DAVIS, et al,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO. 2003-134-CA
DIVISION
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated July 22, 2003 and
entered in Case NO. 2003-134-CA of
the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for GULF
County, Florida wherein CHASE MAN-
HAITAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
is the Plaintiff and DANIEL BRUCE
DAVIS; LISA THOMPSON DAVIS; JOE
W. BUTLER; JAMES T. MCNEILL, AS
TRUSTEE; WILLIAM A. WALKER, II;.,
RICHARD CLIFTON; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY.
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THB. HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES. INC.;
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
LOBBY OF THE GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the
22nd day of Sevtember. 2003. the
following described property as set
-forth in said Final Judgment:'
LOT 17, IN BLOCK "S" OF
GROUP I, INDIAN PASS
BEACH, ACCORDING TO
THE OFFICIAL PLAT THERE-
OF ON FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT., OFP GULF ,1
COUNTY. FLORIDA
A/K/A" 196 Sodhflf Dak
Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456
WITNESS MY HAND ,and the seal of
this Court on July 23, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Beth Justice
Deputy Clerk
Publish September 4 and 11, 2003


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JUNE 3, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on June 3, 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 was absent due to the
death of his brother.
The Assistant Superintendent and
Board Attorney were present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
RECOGNITION: Due to Mr. Ken
Murphy not being present at the previ-
ous Board meeting when the Board
recognized his contributions to the
Gulf County School System, the Board
presented Mr. Murphy's plaque to him'
and thanked him for his continuing
service to Gulf District Schools.
The Superintendent and Board pre-
sented plaques of recognition to the fol-
lowing students for achievements in
the 2002-03 school year:
2004'Governor's High School All-Star -
Rachel Bixler; 2002-03 District
Spelling Bee Champion Victoria
Hightower: 2002-03 Class IA State
Champion Pole Vaulter Stephen
Gaddis
PRESENTATION OF 'TAKE STOCK IN
CHILDREN" PROGRAM: Ms. Rosa
Feltrop updated the Superintendent
and Board on the "Take Stock In
Children" program.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Ms. Tracy
Gaddls addressed the Board and
thanked employees of the Gulf County
School System for the impact they have
had on the education of her children.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Gaskin, second by Mrs. Wood,
and unanimous vote, the Board adopt-
ed the agenda.
CONSENT AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, theBoard took noted
action on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes: The Board
approved minutes of the May 6. 2003
meeting with one
correction.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved payment of bills and the fol-
lowing budget amendments:
Budget Amendment VIII -
General
Budget Amendment VIII -
Federal
Budget Amendment VIII-
PECO
Correspondence: Acknowledged
correspondence from 2003 Port St. Joe
High Project
Graduation, Ms. Debbie Gerber, Port
St. Joe Elementary School Odyssey of
the Mind Teams.
Wewahitchka Elementary School ESE
Class, Gulf County Education
Association President Judy
Campbell, Mr. Lawrence Brown, ESE
Teacher at Wewahitchka Elementary
School.
Personnel: Approved revision/combin-
ing of job descriptions for transition
specialist, staffing specialist, and par-
ent liaison positions.
Approved job description for career
counselors in the Opportunity Centers.
Approved maternity leave request by
Elizabeth Cohen from.her instructional
position at Wewahitchka Middle School
from May 7 May 28, 2003. ,
Accepted resignation of Stephen Ayers
from an instructional position at
Wewahitchka Middle School effective
May 28, 2003.
Accepted resignation of Alison Arrant
from an instructional position at Port
St. Joe Elementary School effective
May 28, 2003.
Accepted resignation of Cindy Jones
from an instructional position at Port
St. Joe Elementary 'School effective
May 28, 2003.' ,
Accepted resignation of t Jennifer
Thomas from an instructional position
at Port St. Joe Middle School ellecu.e
May 28, 2003.
Approved leave of absence request fronpf
Tonya Boswell Matlock'for the'B003-04
school year from an instructional posi-
tion at Wewahitchka Elementary
School.
Approved Tony Muina for" the supple-
mentary pay position of assistant base-
ball coach (extracurricular aide) at
.Wewahitchka High School for the
2002-03 school year.
Approved Billy Hoover for the summer
school' reading position at
Wewahitchka Elementary School.


Accepted resignation of Cindy Phillips
as Junior varsity cheerleader sponsor
as Port St. Joe Middle Sch6ol effective
June 15, 2003.
Approved Elaine Layton for the supple-
mentary pay position of National Honor
Society sponsor at Wewahitchka High
School for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Voncile Daniels for the posi-
tion of Secretary II, a 12-month posi-
tion at Wewahitchka High School for
the 2003-04 school year. Ms. Daniels
will be granted 20 years experience.
Approved the following bus drivers for
summer reading camp: Pam Grahl.'
Janice Nelson, Paulette Best, Linda
Purswell.
Accepted resignation of Merrie Christie
from an educational support position
effective March 7, 2003.
Approved resignation of Jerry Gaskin
as assistant football .coach at
Wewahitchka High School prior to the
spring season.
Student Matters: Approved the follow-
ing Franklin County residents ,to
attend school in Gulf County for the
2003-04 school year (approval granted
by Franklin County:) Ashley Johnson,
Randall, Johnson, Jarkeice Davis,'
Sacorian Yates, Shadae Thomas, Aaron
Friedman. Christopher Westley Jones,
Jacob Thompson. Also approved
Miranda Cain, a Calhoun County resi-
dent, to attend school in Gulf County
for the 2003-04 school year.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Wood, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
annual transportation bids for seals,
drums, shoes, seat covers/cushions,'
tires and tubes, fuel, and oil as- sub-
mitted (see supplemental minutes).
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board, approved
school advisory council memberships
for the 2003-04 school year.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved 2003-04 contract with
Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort,
Inc.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT:
Acknowledged correspondence from
the Florida Association of District
School Superintendents extending
Superintendent Kelley's Special
Qualification Certification through
June 30, 2004.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote,
approved.-invoice from the Florida
School Boards Association for payment
of annual dues for the 2003-04 school
year in the amount of $8,062.00.
Acknowledged request to implement a
soccer program at Port St. Joe High
School for the 2003-04 school year. As
previously discussed at a workshop, a
local booster club has offered to fund
the program for the first few years.
Assistant Superintendent Temple
.Watson advised the Board that steps
are in motion to meet FHSAA criteria
for regulation play and tobring coach-
Ses'in line with FHSAA requirements. A
formal vote on the proposal will taken
at the June 30, 2003 Board meeting:
On motion by Mr. Redd. second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved out-of-state travel for the
Power of Positive Students organiza-
tions in the middle and high schools.
Acknowledged receipt of "civility
month" proclamation (received after
applicable month).
The Board reviewed School Resource.
Officer Monthly Activity Reports from
Port St. Joe Middle/High School for
May 2003, and from Wewahitchka
Middle/High School for April and May,
2003.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Wood, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board adjourned
at 10:10 a.m., ET.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JUNE 12, 2003
The Gulf CountySchool Board met in
special session on June 12, 2003 at
9:00 a.m., ET, in their ,
Administrative Offlaes The following
members were present: Billy C. Quinn,
Jr., Linda Wood, Charlotte Pierce, and
Oscar Redd. Sharon Gaskin was
attending the Florida School Boards
Association Board of Directors meeting
in Tampa, Florida. The Superintendent
and Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
4-0 vote, the Board adopted the agenda


amended with the following noted
changes:
Page 8 add Linda Hill to Port St. Joe
Elementary annual contract list
Page 9 add Bus Mechanic to the head-
ings of Bus Drivers/Bus Aides
Pages 14a and 14b add recommenda-
tion for Polly Edmiston
Page 14c and 14d add payroll manager
job description
Page 14e add resignation of Deborah
VanZant
Page 15 add, "This transfer will include
working 2 periods daily at Port St. Joe
Middle School."
Page 23-25 remove recommendations;
will advertise positions
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mrs.
Wood, second by Mrs. Pierce, and-
unanimous (4-0) vote, the Board took
noted action on the'following consent
items:
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre-
spondence from Dr. Mary Pridgeon and
Mrs. Regina Capps. No action required.
Personnel: Approved the following
instructional annual contract renewals '
for the 2003-04 school year:
Port St. Joe Elementary School:-
Jeannie Askew, Karen Odom, 'Debbie
Childress, Margaret Ellmer, Sdnya Hill.
Port St. Joe Middle School: Sandy
Quinn 3 year annual contract pending
6 hours of but of field credit on or
before 6/30/03.
Port St. Joe High School: Wanda Cahill,
Jim Coupe, Fred Flowers, John Palmer,
Wayne Taylor.
Wewahitchka Elementary School:
Darlene Ake (4th year annual con-
tract), Billy Hoover.
Wewahitchka Middle School: Anita
Askew, Karen Hoover, Frances Lloyd,
Paul Ropelis, Misty Wood.
Wewahitcbka High School: Steven
Arrant.
Gulf County Adult School: Kenny
Parker (pending grant funding).
District Office: Tasha Downum.
Approved the following annual to pro-
fessional services contract renewals for
the 2003-04 school year:
Port St. Joe High School: Angel Barbee.
Port St. Joe Middle School: Paula
Oakes. -
Wewahitchka High School: Mark
Taunton.
Wewahitchka Elementary School: Jan
Brown, Lawrence Brown, Jessica
Calareso, Debbie Gerber, Cameron
Totlan.
Approved the following non-instruc-
tional annual contract renewals for the
2003-04 school year:
Port St. Joe Elementary School: Pam
Harris, Jewell Hopper, Doreen Mork,
Terry
Vickery, DeAnn Watson, Antionette
Chambers, Dot Ash, Mate McNair,
Linda Hill.
Port St. Joe Middle School: Lynn
Shirley. -
Port St. Joe High School: Paulette Best
(part-time, 3 hours), Mary Lois
Peterson (part-time, 3 hours).
Wewahitchka Elementary School: Vicki
Nowell; Julie Pippin, Barbara Britt,
Caroline Villasenor.
Wewahitchka Middle School: Nicki
Holley, Carolyn Ranie, Jane Wade.
Wewahitchka High School: Maretta
Early. Carol Porter.
Gulf County Adult School:'Donna
Burch (pending grant funding),
Bus Drivers/Bus Aides/Bus Mechanic:
Carolyn Clayton, Carol Porter, Webb
Clements.
Custodial and Maintenance: Diana
Dykes (part-time, 3 hours), James
Daniels, Justin Smith.*
District Office: Bridget Birmingham,
Ashley Davidson, Tressie Hatcher
(pending grant funding and satisfacto-
ryjob performance evaluation), Jordan
Linton, Cindy Weeks (pending grant
funding), Marty Riley, Tony Strange,
Rosa Feltrop (pending grant funding),
Linda Buskirk (pending grant funding).
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Wewahitchka Elementary School:
Angelia Hand, Debbie Jackson. ,.
WeWahitchka Middle School: Sherron
Miller.
Wewahitchka High School: Diane
Veasey.
Bus Drivers/Bus Aides: Melissa
Barnes, Paulette Best, Ginger
Respress, Angle Suber.


District Office: Susie McFarland.
Approved Don Rich to assume the
duties of coordinator of facility services
in the district
maintenance department in addition to
his responsibilities as transportation
coordinator.
Approved for Mr. Rich to be placed, on
the administrative salary schedule at
salary rating 4, index
1,04.
Approved 4% salary adjustment for
Finance Officer Sissy Worley in order to
bring her salary in line with guidelines
established by former Superintendent
Wilder.
Approved two staffing specialist/tran-
sition specialist positions, approved
school psychologist/Even Start/teen
parent coordinator position for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved transfer of Shirley Moates
from an ESE instructional position at
:Port St. Joe High School to an ESE
instructional position at Port St. Joe
Elementary to be shared 2 periods per
day with Port St. Joe Middle School.
Approved Susie McFarland, secretary
to the Director of Instructional
Services, to move to the SecretaryJI pay
schedule with ten years experience.
Approved Claudice Baxley to continue
part-time employment at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the 2003-04
school year.
Accepted resignation of Deborah Taylor
from an ESE aide position at Port St.
Joe Middle School effective retroactive
to September 10, 2002. Ms. Taylor had
originally requested a leave of absence
for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Simona Beard (teacher), Joni
White (aide), and Carolyn Ranie (aide)
to work during the month of June as
part of the Community Technology
grant.
Approved Ruby Knox and' Martin
Adklson as summer school teachers at
Port St. Joe Middle School for the
2002-03 school year.
Approved Anita Askew as summer
school teacher at Wewahitchka Middle
School for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Cindy Phillips for the supple-
mentary pay position of Port St. Middle
School cheerleader sponsor as recom-
mended for the 2003-04 school year.
Removed pages 23-25 of personnel rec-
ommendations.
Approved Robert Nowell, maintenance
worker, to have five years experience
added to work history as recommend-
ed. ,
Surplus Property: Approved disposal of
the following surplus .property from
Port St. Joe High School as recom-
mended: Porta .Scribe Overhead.
Projector Serial # 3250: Bell & Howell
1 6mm projector -.PR# 9004-1; Bell &
Howell 16mm projector Serial
#96897:; Panasonic VCR PR# 4219;
Panasonic VCR PR# 9005-43;
Panasonic BOHA60507 PR# 4166;
Filmstrip projector PR# 61-23-223;
Record player PR# 61-61-666;
Filmstrip viewer-stand Serial
#N0999; Record player PR# 61-78-
1876; Record player PR# 61-72-734;
Tape recorder PR# PR# 62-72-53;
Record players PR#'s 61-96-783; 61-
223-62; 6131-123; 61-222-999; 61-46-
999; 61-79-1997; 61-75-175 Tape
player reem califone PR# 61-67-009;
Filmstrip projectors PR#'s 61-75-273;
61-75-1040' serial, # 11087; PR# 61-
78-1833; 61-75-448; 61-75320; 61-75-
319; 16mm projector- PR# 61-108-923;
flim previewer- PR# 61-70-010; Bel &
Howell language master- PR# 900761;
tape player-PR# 61-75-175: computers
- PR# 51-93-2066; 61-95-2954; 61-95-
2955; 61-98-3100.
Student Matters: Approved Tiffany
Pettis, a Bay. County student, to attend
school in Gulf County for the 2003-04
school year.
Approved Whifney Nixon, a Frankllin
County student, to attend school in
Gulf County for the 2003-04 school
year.
BI ,-MIATERS: On motion by Mrs.
Piirce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
uMridffmots voted the Board awarded;
non-food)bids to the following vendors
as recommended: Calico Industries,
inc., Commercial Supply, Daffin Food
service, Houston Paper & Janitorial
Supply. Also awarded bid to Tommy
Thomas Chevrolet in the- amount of
$23,877.31 for a 2003 van to transport
students with disabilities.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
4-0 vote, the Board approved the fol-
lowing program -matters: 2002-03



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Education; agreement with Bay County
School Board for services to selected
ESE Gulf County students with the
exception of the clause "Pay for any
assistive technology Identified in the
IEP costing, in the aggregate, over
$1,500 per school year." (Board asked
for clarification of limits on this
clause.) Approved 2003-04 service
agreement with Florida State
University Multidisciplinary Center.
Approved 2003-04 service agreement
with' Coastal Fitness and
Rehabilitation.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Wood, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
changed the time of the July 22, 2003
Board meeting to 8:00 a.m., ET. Also, a
special Board meeting was set for July
29, 2003 at 5:15 p.m., ET, to adopt the
tentative budget.
ADJOURNMENT:On motion by Mr..
Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board meeting
was adjourned at 9:55 a.m., ET.

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JUNE 30, 2003
The Gulf County School Board' met In
special session on June 30, 2003, at
6:00p.ii., ET, In their
Administrative Offices: The following
members were present: Blly'C. Quinn,
Jr., 'Linda Wood, Sharon .Gaskln
Charlotte Pierce; and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board 'Attorney
were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided .
FLORIDA SCHOOL-BOARDS ASSOCI-
ATION PRESENTATION: Dr. Wayne
Blanton', Executive Director of the
Florida School Boards Association pre-
sented Mr. Quinn with a plaque recog-
nizing him as a certified board mem-
ber. Dr. Blanton also presented a
plaque to the Board in recognition of
their status as a certified board.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On'motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda amended to include the fol-
lowing pages: 1 8a- 1 8b (budget
amendments). 30a-30J (personnel), and
41 a-41 b (bid matters).
CONSENT. ITEMS: Page 30g was
removed from the consent agenda. On
motion by.Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote; the Board
took noted action on the remaining
consent items:
Approval of Minutes: Approved min-
utes of Board meetings on May 27,
2003, June 3 and 12, 2003.
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved payment of bills and the fol-
lowing budget amendments:
Budget Amendment KX General
Budget Amendment IX .-PECO
Budget Amendment IX Federal
Budget Amendment X General
Budget Amendment X -Federal
Personnel: Approved the
Superintendent's administrative rec-
ommendaionr for the 2003 .4 ;.- ihool
xear as ifolow_
Temple Watson Assistant
Superintendent, Director of Support
Services, and Director of School Food
Service; Sata Joe Wooten -. Director of
Instructional Services; Catherine
Barfield Coordinator of Human
Resource Services; Deborah Crosby -
Coordinator of Special Instructional
Services; Carolyn Witten Principal,
Port St. Joe Middle School; Duane
'McFarland.- Assistant Principal, Port .
St. Joe High School; Terry Linton -
Principal, Wewahitchka High School:
Pam Lister Principal, Wewahitchka
Middle School
The following administrators have been
approved for the 2003-04 school year
in previous Board meetings: I
Chris Earley Principal, -Port St. Joe
Elementary School; Tim Wilder -
Principal, Port St. Joe High School; Bill
Carr Principal;, Wewahitchka
Elementary School;. Don Rich -
Coordinator of Transportation with
administrative, duties for Facility
Services
Approved Carolyn Witten, Principal at
Port St. Joe Middle School, to receive
the performance evaluation bonus for
the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Sharon Hffmnan and Leigh
Adkls6n for 2nd grade instructional
positions at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 2003-04 school year
contingent upon-successful completion
of a' preemployment physical, drug
screen, and fingerprint analysis.


Approved Carla Dunn for a social stud-
ies/language arts instructional posi-
tion at Wewahitchka Middle School for
the 2003-04 school contingent upon
successful completion of'a preemploy-
ment physical, drug screen, and finger- ,
print analysis.
Approved Lois Byrd as summer school
teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary
School for the 2002-03 school year.
Approved Jennifer Guffey for an
instructional position at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for the 2003-04
school year contingent upon successful
completion of a pre-employment physi-
cal, drug screen, and fingerprint analy-
sis.
Approved Ashley Davidson for the
guidance counselor position .at
Wewahitchka Elementary School for
the 2003-04 school year contingent
up..n -r cc-J tul :cI -rnmpleuon ol pre.
emplo.T,, ent.pri ltal idrag A:r. en and
fingerprint analysis.
Approved Cathy Colbert to enter the
DROP program July 1, 2004 with an
anticipated retirement date of June 30,
2009. Approved Option 6 payment of
terminal leave as requested.
Approved Mary Lou Whitfield for an
ESE instructional: position .at
Wewahitchka Middle School for the
2003-04 sc :.:.l i- ; .' :,r.r.i lr.' upon
successful c.:iri.pi.u.:. .:-. p-.-employ-
ment physical, drugscreen,'and finger-
,ppf.r.:.,-, t-re L.j\i'1e. !,:,- IT-e maiiL.i -
nr r : ,,Tint r p.:,r.: ,r. l,:u.- Ja llys
i, 2003.
Approved Charles Winchester for the
supplementary pay .positions of head
football coach and athletic director at
0"i3-'4 ,- ,.:,:. .1eJ" > r7 i-ien, up..:.. n
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plementary pay position of junior varsi-
,ty cheerleader sponsor at Port St.-Joe
'High School for .the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon successful com-
pletion of pre-employment physical,
drug screen; and fingerprint analysis.
Accepted. resignation of Elizabeth
SCohen from an ESE instructional posi-
tion at Wewabitchka Middle School
effective at the end of the 2002-03
school year.
Accepted resignation of Ken Cohen
from teaching;, coaching, and athletic
duties at Wewahitchka High School
Effective June 23, 2003.
Approved Minnie Likely, Gulf Academy
teacher, for DROP termination effective
June 30, 2004.
Approved a. temporary receptionist to
be hired for the administrative offices
from July 1, 2003 to August 7, 2003.
Approved Melissa Schell as a one-on-
one side at Port Sr Joe Hiin Schorl ,: or
Jc 200.3-04 ;chocol year
On-motion by Mrs. Pierce, second By
Mrs. Wood, and 4-0-vote, the Board
approved Gloria Gant Lisa- Dorman,
and LaDonna Price as career coun-
selors for the 2003-04 school year. Mr.
Quinn abstained from the vote because
Ms. Gant Is his sister.
Student Matters: Approved for Jeffrey
Semmes. a Gulf/County resident, to
attend school in Bay County for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved for Tiffany Pettis, a Bay
County resident, to attend school in
Gulf County for the 2003-04 school
year.
Approved for Robin Gautier, a Calhoun
County resident, to- attend school in
Gulf Courity .for the 2003-04 school
,year.
Approved for Jeremiah Bailey. a
Calhoun County resident, to attend
school in Gulf County for the 2003-04
school year.
BID MATTERSi, ,n ,int:.,,r b. M-_:
Wood, second-1 ,!i r.r' eij aia -,r-.
* mous vote, thr- i: ir.J i sr.-jed -re i:lI
lowing bids:
2003-04 Maintenance on copiers to
Harris Business. Machines
($23,627.37).
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2003-04 school food service bids .(04=
002, 04-003, 04-004, 04-005, 04-006)
as submitted.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mir. Redd, second by Mrs1.;Pierce, and
unanimous ,.re rie Bmid r.:..:i; r...r:d
action on tr.i ',:,!!:, n [r:~iruim m~t-
ters:
Approved Port St. Joe High School to
return to a traditional 61period day for
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P~r-V lnR &Tlr qTA OR T S T.JOE. FL TUHUSTDbAY SPTEMBER 4 2003


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the 2003-04 school year due to Senate
bill 30-A (graduation options) legisla-
tion passed in the recent session.
Approved 2003-04 School Resource
Officer agreement with a total
$12,514.00 annual increase.
Approved the implementation of a soc-
cer program at Port St. Joe High School
to be funded by the Gulf County Soccer
Boosters, Inc., for the first few years.
Approved continuing current 2002-03
school improvement plans until the
July 22 Board meeting in order to
allows schools time to use state test
data for school performance to address
state goal #3.
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT: The
Board set a workshop for July 16, 2003
at 1:00 p.m., ET.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: Mrs.
Pierce will be attending a Roundtable
Forum on Education' in Oxford,
England in August, 2003 (at her per-
sonal expense). The Board acknowl-
edged her attendance to this forum.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board adjourned
at 7:30 p.m., ET.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JULY 22, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on July 22, 2003, at
8:00 a.m., FT, 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.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda amended as follows:
Include the following pages 12-13d
personnel, 33a-33c bid matters, 34a-
24c program matters, and 62b-62c
student matters; page 24 personnel -
remove "given five years experience"
from the recommendation.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Gaskin, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following consent items:
Approval of-Minutes: Approved min-
utes from June 30, 2003 Board meet-
ing. :
Correspondence: Acknowledged corre-
spondence from the family of J. T.
Wood. No action required.
Personnel:
Accepted resignation of James Coupe
from his NJROTC position in the. dis-
trict.
Approved Martha Weimorts for one of
the Staffing/Transition Specialist/
Parent Liaison positions in the district.
Granted an extension of Elizabeth
Howell's retirement date from
December, 2003, to May 28, 2004. Also
approved the retirement supplement as


requested. Mrs. Howell is a teacher at
Port St. Joe Middle School.
Approved Joni White for an instruc-
tional position at Port St. Joe
Elementary School for the 200304
school year contingent upon drug
screening, physical examination, and
fingerprinting results.
Approved Cindy Rich and Cynthia
Wells for aide positions at Port St. Joe
Middle School for the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon drug screening,
physical education, and fingerprinting
results.
Approved the School Food Service sub-
stitute list for the 2003-04 school year
as submitted.
Approved Steven Michael Bullock for
an ESE instructional position at Port
.St. Joe High School for the 2003-04
school year contingent upon drug
screening, physical examination, and
fingerprinting results.
Approved Wendell Jackson for an
instructional position at Wewahltchka
Elementary School for the 2003-04
school year contingent upon drug
screening, physical examination, and
fingerprinting results.
Approved Patsy Cooley for the district
payroll manager position.
Approved Marty Riley's position to
move from a 10-month to a 12-month
position based on available grant
unds.
Approved Linda Cooper for an aide
position at Port St. Joe Middle School
or the 2003-04 school year contingent
upon drag screening, physical exami-
nation, and fingerprinting results.
Approved April Andrews for an aide
Position at Wewahitchka High School
orthe 2003-04 school year contingent
upon drug screening, physical exami-
nation, and fingerprinting results.
Approved Adele Paul for an aide posi-
tion at Wewahitchka High School for
the 2003-04 school year contingerit
upon drug screening; physical exami-
nation, and fingerprint results.
Approved Justin Smith to be promoted
to a Maintenance II position in the dis-
trict.
Accepted resignation of Julle Pippin
from an aide position at Wewahitchka
Elementary School effective June 22,
2003."
Approved summer school/enrichment
program employees as submitted:
Hazel Simmons 5 hrs/day bus driver
Angle Suber 5 hrs/day bus driver
Mellssa Barnes 5 hrs/day bus aide
Linda Purswell- bus driver previously
approved; aide 2 hrs/day
Paulette Best bus driver previously
approved; aide 2 hrs/day
Pam Grahl bus driver previously
approved: aide 2 hrs/day
Janice Nelson bus driver previously
approved; aide 2 hrs/day
Approved Debrah Gillespie as a bus
diver in the Port St. Joe area for the
2003-04 school year contingent upon


service contract basis up to


drag screening, physical examination,
and fingerprinting results.
Approved Jacqueline Grant's request
for a leave of absence for the 2003-04
school from her aide position In the
Gulf County School System.
Surplus Property: Approved disposal of
thd following surplus .property as
requested by on Rich, Coordinator of
Facility Services: 1 Electric typewriter -
PR #84908121.
Approved disposal of the following sur-
plus property from the bus barns as
requested by Don Rich, Coordinator of
Facility Services:
Port St. Joe Bus Barn: Bus. #16 1978
GMC -TPL3283505641; Bus #40 -
1981 Ford IFDJE37L6BHA30548;
Track #14 1984 Ford -
1FTLF15Y4ENA39832; Van #16 1978
Ford E23HHCH3427; Track #18 1986
Chevrolet- 1GBHK34MOG5183235;
Bus #42 1986 Blue' Bird -
1HVBAZRM2LH2321 15; Tire Balance
-,PR# 82-9061-42.
Wewahitchka Bus Barn: Bus #41
1986 Carenter
KHVLNHGK8GIA659-4; Bus #48
1988 Thomas IHVLNZRMXKH6I
1547; Track #17 1980 Dodge -
D14ANA5134210.
BID MATTERS: On motion by Mrs.
Wood, second by Mrs. Gaskin, and
unanimous vote, the Board awarded
the following bids: 2003-04 pest con-
trol bid to Southern Pest Control; Bid
#04-009 for .custodial cleaning sup-
plies to Southern Cleaning, TEK, and
Houston Paper as recommended.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following program mat-
ters:
Approved Add-On Endorsements
through PAEC for Athletic Coach and
Driver Education/Traffic Safety
Approved an agreement with Erate
Consulting Services, LLC in the
amount $4,137.30 for the 2003-04
school year.
Approved 2003-04 resolution and par-
ticipation in the Panhandle
Management Development Network at
a cost of $1,800.00.
Approved Gateway Student System
Consortium Resolution and Contract
for Participation during the 2003-04
school year in the amount of
$8,841.66.
Approved the Gateway Educational
Computing Consultants Project
Resolution and Contract for the 2003-
04 school year in the amount of
$14,772.41.
Approved performance contract for
Exceptional Student Education consul-
tative services with Panhandle Area
Educational .Consortium (Lee Kotick)
for the 2003-04 school year' in the
amount of $620000.0
Approved psychological services con-
tract with Life Management Center for
the 2003-04 school year on a fee-for-


service contract basis up to
$12,000.00.
Approved agreement with Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium Risk
Management Consortium for services
in the 2003-04 school year in the
amount of $542,295.00.
APPROVE 2003-04 TENTATIVE BUD-
GET FOR ADVERTISING: On motion
by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the 2003-04 tentative budget
for advertising.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Required Local Effort
2003-04 inillage rate of 5.292 for
advertising.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Regular Discretionary
2003-04 village rate of0.510 for adver-
tising.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved Supplemental
Discretionary .2003-04 millage rate of
.0810 for advertising.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Local Capital Improvement
2003-04 mlllage .rate of 1.250 for
advertising.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Josh Pitts, aGulf County res-
ident, to attend school in Bay County
for the 2003-04 school year. Also
approved Ethan Rapack, a Franklin
'County resident, to attend school in
'Gulf County for the 2003-04 school
year.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved policy change
8.61 Telecomimunications Plan, FIRN2
and Internet Use for advertising. A
public hearing will be held on August
19, 2003.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved contract for continua-
tion of the Wewahitchka Elementary
Fine Arts Academy requesting that
Mrs. Stroud, teacher, fund one scholar-
ship personally for each five paying
students over and above scholarships
provided by outside sources.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the' 2003-04 Florida
Educational Equity Act and Right to
Know Law for distribution as required
by law.
ADJOURNMENT. On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second by Mr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board voted ;to
adlourn at 9:20 a.m. ET.


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JULY 6, 2003 CONTiNUED
E9- 1- 1 GRANT
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson reported that the Cointy
did not receive all of the grant
funds requested for the
Emergency 911 system. but will
be submitting another applica-
tion next year. He reported that
GT Con will no longer lease the
equipment needed for the E- 911
System, and he Is in the process
of locating funding to purchase
the equipment needed.
E- 911 DISPATCHERS-SHERIFF
Commissioner Peters reported
that the E- 911 Dispatchers
received a total of 8,800 calls
through the 911 system last year,
and .he discussed the heed for
certified dispatchers. He also dis-
cussed giving an incentive pack-
age to those dispatchers that
become certified. Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Nelson discussed incentive pack-
ages and training for dispatchers.
Commissioner Traylor stated that
the Board is in support of train-
ing for county,employees.
S.H.I.P. APPLICATIONS
Commissioner Peters reported
that an advertisement was placed
in the newspaper, stating .that
S.H.I.P. applications for purchase
assistance and rehabilitation
assistance will be available on
July 14th (at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building) and
that the location in Wewahitchka
has been changed to the old
library in the Old Gulf County
Courthouse.
DEAD LAKES / FEES
Upon discussion by
Commissioner Traylor,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
draft an ordinance regarding fees
to be established for Dead Lakes
Park. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and, It
passed unanimously.
Commissioner Traylor thanked
the' Sheriffs .Office for patrolling
the park.
BEACH RAKE / CAPE SAN BLAS
Upon discussion by Chairman


Barnes, Commilssioner Traylor
motioned to purchase a new
beach rake. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Peters voting no.
Commissioner Fox reported that
a new beach rake is priced at
approximately $48,000.00.
APPOINTEES-VALUE ADJUST-
MENT BOARD (V.A.B.)
Chairman Barnes appointed
Commissioners McLemore,
Traylor and Fox to serve on the
2003 Value Adjustment Board.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
HOWARD CREEK FIRE DEPART-
MENT BRUSH TRUCK
Jimmy Alford, Howard Creek Fire
Department Chief, appeared
before the Board to request
approval to advertise for bids for
a brush truck for the Howard
Creek Fire Department. After dis-
cussion, Commissioner Peters
motioned to advertise for sealed
bids for a brush truck for the
Howard Creek Fire Department.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion and, after discus-
sion, it passed unanimously.
DISTRICT FIRE TAX
JimmyAlford appeared before the
Board to discuss fire taxes for
various districts. Commissioner
Traylor reported that this issue
was voted on by the public, and it
failed in the districts that needed
it the most. He also reported that
changes in the fire tax areas
could only be made' by the
Legislature.
ST. JOE COMPANY / WOODS
FIRE
Clay Smallwood, 'of the St. Joe
Company, appeared before the'
Board to thank the fire, depart-
ments for their help in fighting
the fire near the Five Points land-
fill.
TRAFFIC / RED FISH STREET
Albert Whittington appeared
before the Board to report that he
has a swimming pool 20 feet from
Red Fish Street, and there is no
sand in his pool from the loaded
trucks traveling by his house. He
also stated that he has no prob-
lem with the big trucks driving on,
Red Fish Street, and. dicu-s ed


t-i the 5 nip h V peed limit lor
the trucks is too slow. Mr.
Whittington discussed p.v.c.
pipes being placed on the County
right- of- way across from his
house, and requested that they
be removed from the County
right- of- way.
Mr. Whittington discussed the
trucks not being able to drive
through the woods because of the
condition of the roads.
Commissioner Fox reported that
the road would need to be
widened, and the cost to build
this road would be approximately
$300,000.00. Upon inquiry by;
Commissioner McLemore, Mr.
Whittington stated that 15 m.p.h.
for the big trucks would be fair.
After further discussion,
Commissioner Fox motioned to
change the speed limit on Red
Fish Street to 10 m.p.h.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
Ola Griffin appeared before the
Board to state that she does not
want the trucks on Pompano
Street were she lives, and stated
that trucks should not be routed
through a community.
ABANDONMENT / ALLEYWAY-
BEACON HILL '
John Arnold appeared before the
Board to discuss abandoning
alleyways in Beacon Hill, and
requested that the alleyways
remain open until development is
complete. Commissioner Fox dis-
cussed speaking with Mr. Arnold'
after the board meeting regarding
this issue.
SAND PROJECT / HIGHLAND
VIEW
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to inquire if the
sand being loaded into the dump
trucks in 'Highland View was
dredged from the canal.
Commissioner Fox stated that
the sand, is located behind.
Highland View. -Ms. Blackwell
inquired about the areas behind
Highland View, and reported that
an employee from D.E.P. told 'her-
that the sand from the cnal.
could not be used because it was
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Chairman B.rnr, : Chief
Administrator Butler reported
that the County has D.E.P.'s
approval to remove and use this
sand.
MILITARY TRAINING"/ RIVER
SAND BAR
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to discuss mili-
tary training on the river in sur-
rounding counties, and inquired
If the Board has been contacted.
The Board reported that they'
have not been contacted regard-
ing the military wanting permis-
sion to train on the river sand
bar. Commissioner Traylor stated
that he is in,support of the mili-
tary training.' After' further dis-
cussion, Ms.-Blackwell requested
that the Board oppose this
request.
TRAVEL/ SIMS
Raymond Wood appeared before
the Board to inquire about the
Board donating $500.00 to Mrs.
Sims for travel expenses.
Commissioner Peters discussed
petitioning the legislature to
name the Veterans Nursing Home
in Bay County after her husband
(Staff Sergeant Clifford C. Sims
Nursing Home), 'and because of
that reason the Board wants to
help with travel expenses so that
she. will be able to attend the
opening ceremony of the nursing
home.
REPRIMAND / KNEE
Raymond Wood appeared before
the Board to request that a repri-
mand be placed in Road
Superintendent Knee's file for
mentioning his deceased broth-
er's name in a Board meeting.
After. ,further discussion,
Commissioner Fox discussed"
reviewing the minutes regarding
this issue.
COUNTY DISTRICTS
Raymond Wood inquired about
Commissioners interfering with
,problems in other districts. The
Board discussed helping each
other as a whole for the County.
TRAFFIC / RED FISH STREET
C. R Srrniti, appeared before the
Boa-: ti dlicusrs .e trC d',I rJki ui:
Red Fish Street.