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County Consolidates
Loans and Bonds..... Pg. 3A

Mexico Beach Wants
Input on Garbage .... Pg. 5A

Wewa Water/
Sewer Rates Going Up Pg. 5A

Durens Recognized
As Retail Leaders ... Pg. 7A

Taking A Journey
To Dreamland ...... Pg. 12A
Church News........ Pg. 8B
Law Enforcement News Pg. IOA
Sports ......... Pgs. 14-16A
Society. .. ........ .Pg. 2B
Obituaries ......... Pg.8B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B



Gulf, Comm,


Lowers Millage

Gulf commissioners decided to
lower millage rates on the proposed
tentative county budget during its
first public hearing last Wednesday
afternoon. The board had set tenta-
tive millage rates identical to last
years numbers, 6.5286 mills, dur-
ing its preliminary budget meetings
held over the past few months.
During he board's last regular
meeting in august, commissioners
voted 3-2 to trim $242,000 off of
that budget, but they could not
make that reduction official until
the first public budget hearing last
week, September 3rd.
During the budget hearing,
commissioners :not only voted to
maintain the reduction but
increased it to $332,000 or about
one quarter of a mill. This. put the
proposed tentative millage rate at
6.2646 mills.
Areas in the proposed budget
that were reduced were: Public
Works-$150.000, Cash' Carny
Forward-$45,000, Special Projects-
$20,000, Chamber of Commerce-
$50.000, GIS-$10,000, EDC-
$7,000, .County Road and Bridge-i
$55,000, Sheriff-$10.000. and Gulf
County Cle; of the Court-$30,060.
Only Cash Carry Forward and
Commissioners Special Projects
Funds were cut below what was
budgeted last year. The remaining
line items were reductions on what
had been proposed increases for
the coming year's budget or items
that are being financed through
other funds. Much of the cut to
Public Works will be negated
through new equipment purchases
(See Millage on Page 5A


by Tim Croft
Figure September 26 to be a
pretty emotional day for Rex
Buzzett.
And marked by another turn of
a page in the history books.
On that day, a Friday, the sign
outside the drugstore on U.S. 98
will change from Buzzett's to
Eckerd as the pharmacy chain
takes over an operation that has
been an area constant since 1905,
when Buzzett's grandfather opened
a drug store in Apalachicola..
'This is, I think, the best for
the customers, best for my family,"
Biuzzett said of the sale of his Port


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Eckerd Also Purchasing and

Closing Campbell's City Drugs


by Tim Croft
Eckerd Corp. made it two to
one.
The drugstore chain, one of the
nation's largest! with 2,700 stores
in 21 states and:more than $14 bil-
lion in revenue last year, has pur-


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chased both local independent
drug stores, according to the local
owners.
While Buzzett's will continue to
operate, in large part, as usual,
-Campbell's City Drugs will close as
of Sept. 26, the same day the sign
changes in front of Buzzett's. ,
"It is happening," said Gary
Grant, pharmacist at City Drugs.
'The store is closing. It's sad news."
Employees were notified during
a meeting last week. Those who'
choose can apply and, following
typical procedures, will be brought
on board at the Eckerd.
"That was one of my main
things, was for them to be taken
care of," Grant said. "And our cus-
tomers."
Customer records and the like
will be transferred to the Eckerd
store on'U.S. 98 after the Sept. 26
changeover.
This is not the first time that
Grant has been impacted by'the
closing of a local independent
pharmacy.
"I'm walking away sad" in see-
ing another independent store
closed, Grant said.
Eckerd, even in light of local
knowledge of the sales, would nei-
ther confirm or deny the purchas-
es.
."I don't have any information
to share at this time," said compa-
ny spokeswoman Tami Alderman,
about "the potential acquisition of
two independent drug stores in
Port St. Joe."


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West Nile Virus Suspected in Gulf




One Dead and Another Stricken; GCHD Dealing with Mosquito-Borne Illness


by Tim Croft
One local resident has died
and another stricken as the county
experiences its first brush with
what is believed to be West Nile
*virus.
While the Florida Department
of Health had not yet signed off on
the cases as confirmed for causa-
tion by the West Nile virus, "local
Doctors called (both cases) West
Nile and had the supportive test
results," local health officials said.
Tests confirmed early this
week that the death late last week
of a local 84-year-old woman was
likely the result of West,Nile virus,
the county's first fatality suspected
to be linked to the mosquito-borne
illness that has swept across the
country since it was discovered in
this country in 1999.
And a 57-year-old local resi-
dent appears to be coming out of'
the woods from a battle that lasted
more than a month with what was
ultimately diagnosed as suspected
West Nile virus.
SThe Health Department is pro-
hibited by law from revealing or
confirming the identity of the indi-
viduals involved.
However, the message con-
veyed from both families was for
folks to be careful, particularly the
elderly and .small children, who are
considered most vulnerable to the
most severe symptoms of West Nile
infection.
In fact,, there is no heed for
general public panic, health offi-
cials said, but there is a nee,c as
the county deals with the disease
for the first time, for proactive vigi-.
lance.
According to the' Centers for
Disease Control in Atlanta, :as of
Sept. 3 there had been 2,324
human cases of West Nile virus
reported across the country.
The state with the most report-
ed cases was Colorado with 940
human cases.
There were 4,156 cases of West
Nile virus in humans, in 44 states,
in 2002.
Nationwide, 44 people have
died of the virus this year, from
Nebraska to Iowa to Colorado to


Alabama.
The local death would be the
first in, Florida this year.
'This disease does not have
county borders," said Doug Kent.
"We live in Florida but we think
this will happen elsewhere, But we
are in the reservoir."
Given the two suspected cases
in the past week, Kent added, "We
would anticipate there will be more
cases."
Particularly given an especially
wet summer and with incidence of
West Nile peaking during early fall,
specifically August and September.
And that this is a time of year
that health officials are wary of
other mosquito-borne- illnesses,
such as Eastern Equine or St.
Louis encephalitis and malaria,
two cases of which have recently
bden diagnosed in South Florida.
West Nile-caused meningitis,
inflammation of the lining of the
brain and spinal cord, or
encephalitis, inflammation of the
brain, have no known treatment.
Scientists have identified the
virus, but a vaccine has yet to be
developed, leaving physicians to
treat the symptoms while an infect-
ed person's. immune system tus-
sles with the virus.
There were news reports this
week that trial studies will soon
begin on two experimental drugs
which could potentially. provide
.doctors with their first weapons in
the battle against the virus.
The virus can not be passed
from person to person. It is carried
by mosquitoes'who. have bitten a
bird carrying the virus.
The key, therefore, health offi-
cials said, is being proactive.
cW Which starts with What-is -
nown, as the five D's, which are,
basically, common sense, but at
this time of year, as has proved to
be the case this week, potential
life-savers.
Dawn to Dusk. Many species
of mosquitoes search for blood dur-
ing, the dusk and dawn hours.
Don't provide them with additional
targets.
Dress: Cover the skin.
DEET: Use repellents con-


training DEET, an acronym for. one
of those long-as-a-football-field
chemical names, outdoors. In most


situations, 30 percent DEET is
about right. Apply repellent to
S'clothing if additional protection is -'


needed.

(See West Nile On Page 1.A)


Remember the 5 D's!


DOH continues to advise the
public to remain diligent in their
personal mosquito protection
efforts. These should include the
"5 D's" for prevention:
Dusk and Dawn --Avoid
being outdoors when mosquitoes
are seeking blood, for many
.species this is during the dusk
and dawn hours.
Dress Wear clothing that
covers skin.
DEET When the poten-
tial exists'for exposure to mos-
quitoes, repellents containing
DEET (N,N-.
diethyl- I
meta-toluamide, or N.N-
diethyl-3-methylben-.
zamide) are --
recommended .d
Products with concen-
trations uip to 30% DEET
are generally recommended i
for most situations. (It is
.not recommended to. use
DEET on children less
than 2 months old.
Instead, infants should be
kept indoors or mosquito
netting used over carriers
when mosquitoes are pres-
ent). If additional protection is


S necessary, apply, a eClean out eav6s, troughs and
permethrin repel- gutters.
lent directly to *Remove old tires or drill holes in
7 your clothing, those used in playgrounds to
ftv /,'Always read the drain.
Manufacturer's *Turn over or remove empty plas-
/ directions carefully tic pots.
Before you putt Pick up all beverage
Son a repel- -> containers and cups.
lent. *Check tarps on boats or
other equipment that may
collect water.
*Pump out bilges on boats.
S*Replace water in birdbaths and
n* pet or other animal feeding dish-
Drainage es at least once a week.
B- *Change water in plant trays,
including hanging plants, -at'
least once a week.
Check your eRemove vegetation or obstruc-
home to tions in drainage ditches that
rid it of prevent the flow of water.
starid- Gulf County is urging for public
ing water help as it-continues its spraying
in which program during, the current
mosquitoes. medical alert for West Nile.
can lay their Residents' should alert county
eggs.. staff about standing water
Elimination of problems in ditches and for mos-
breeding sites is one of uito service request calls. For
the keys to prevention. more information contact Gulf
Tips on Eliminating County. Mosquito Control at
Mosquito Breeding Sites 227-1401 or 639-4084.


by Tim Croft
The debate over who should
pay for capital outlayneeds for dis-
trict schools grew:in volume during
Tuesday night's final passage of the
budget.
The Gulf County School Board
formally approved its budget for
fiscal year 2003-2004, but., not
before more discussion, and divi-
sion, over whether the district
should extract additional money
from property owners to pay for
bricks and mortar items.
The discussion ended with the
budget as crafted narrowly passing
3-2, with Linda Wood and Sharon
Gaskin voting against the proposed
capital outlay millage, and 'i turned
the budget.
At various times during the
discussion, board chairman Billy
Quinn Jr., clearly the swing vote
with Charlotte Pierce and Oscar,
Redd in favor of passing the budg-
et formulated over two months,
seemed to bounce back and forth.
In the end, noting the tough':
issue before the board, Quinn
voted to approve the budget.
'Thisis is a-very sensitive issue."
Quinn said. "It is an extremely
hard issue."
At the center of the debate, the
proposed jump in capital, outlay
millage, just about the -only part of
the village rate over which the
board has control, from 1.0 to
1.25, equal to roughly $331,000,
against the potential of accessing
half-cent sales tax revenues for the
same purpose.
The board had been looking at
the half-cent sales tax since a pro-
posal was brought to it nearly two
months ago to issue new bonds
against that tax revenue to raise $1
million to meet capital needs.
Review by district staff, howev-
er, determined that such an under-
taking was economically problem-
atic.
However, the board continued
to look at the possibility of using
the revenue above bond payments
- the funds are on pace to allow
paying off the bonds some six years
early for capital butlay.'
That idea; though, raised spe-
cific legal issues concerning the
original resolution supporting pas-
sage of the half-cent sales tax and
the ballot language written in 1996
- regarding whether or not the dis-
trict could use that excess revenue,
now totaling some $680,000, for
capital outlay.


On Tuesday ,afternoon, an
opinion swas received from
Tallahassee bond attorney JoLinda,
Herring that indeed the district
could, with some bookkeeping and
resolution language, put itself in a
position to use the excess, provided.
a certain reserve was maintained.
Minus that reserve, the district
.would have about $475,000 to use
for capital outlay needs.; This year,
another $190,000-$200,000 is pro-
jected.to be brought in.
S There is an excess, a surplus,"
board attorney Charles Cpstiri
said. "The consensus :of bond
counsel is that we can use that
excess ... above the bond amount
for capital projects around. the dis-
trict."
Wood said when she .compared
the numbers for the half-cent sales
tax against money raised through
millage increases, arid weighed, it
with the input she had received
which favored using the half-cent
sales tax over raising property
taxes, her decisioin:was evident.
"We might legally have all these
Sounds at our discretion," Wood said
:i'n asking that the budget be
amended'to reduce capital outlay
village back to the current 1;0.
There remained questions
about how and when the board
could access the money.
And the timing could not have
;been worse. The bond attorney's
opinion was not in hand though
the specific issue has been in front
of the board for more than a month
- until the 11th hour.
Budgets must be certified, res-
olutions signed and documents
submitted to appropriate state and
local entities by the end of the
*week.
"We need to look at (using half-
cent sales tax revenue), but I don't'
think we should do it today, with
the budget in place," Pierce said.
Oscar Redd, noting that the
momentum begun this week with
the roofing of Port St. Joe High
School should head north to
Wewahitchka schools.
"I think the district has made a
lot of headway ... we don't heed to
slow down," Redd said.
Quinn clearly vacillated before
voting with Pierce and Redd.
"Based on where we are with
our kids and with our economy, we
should go ahead with this," Quinn
said.
The total district budget, com-r


bining all federal and state funds,
assets, etc., is more than $19 mil-
lion.
The millage rate goes from
6.8750 7.1330.
-That is: an increase of slightly
more than a quarter of a mill,
largely centered around the capital-
outlay millage.
S A mill represents $1 for every
S$1.000 of assessed value in taxable
property.
For 2003-2004, the state has
,set the required local effort iiillage
S.at 5,2920,- up from 5.2640 .
That means the district is
required to bring. in some 64 per-
cent of the total budget funding
Gulf County schools.
That is an 18.51 percent
increase in required local funding
as local taxpayers continue to pick
up more and more of the tab.
The rollback millage rate for
required local, funding, would be
4.4655.
The state has established local
funding at nearly a mill more than
the rollback.
To not meet state dictates for
local effort would be to forgo some
$4.65 million in state funds.
The average local effort millage
statewide was 5.808.
An equalization factor is
applied to account for variations in
property values between districts.
So as property values rise,
moving toward the state median or
above, equalization means that
more of the responsibility for pay-
ing for schools falls on the shoul-
ders of local taxpayers.
Discretionary funding, both
regular and supplemental, which is
put into general revenue and is
used to pay such operating expens-
es as salaries and benefits, went
down, by nearly two-hundredths of
a mill.
S That was largely due to declin-
ing enrollment the state caps dis-
cretionary funding at $50 per stu-
dent.
"We have no say (in required
local effort and discretionary mill-
age)," said superintendent Jerry
Kelley. "Those are set by the state."
In other business during
Tuesday's meeting:
District staff will work to
address the absence of an athletic
trainer for the Wewahitchka foot-
ball team, particularly on game
days.
(See School Board on Page 8A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2003


EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


4Huke D w?4n4 Wt IKer by Kesley Colbert


Every Dog Has Its Day!


'"Willie 9/11"

When I sit down to type this article each week, the first thing I
do is start a new file in the computer. Most of you that have read
this column for any length of time know that I'm kind of new to the
computer age, but just the same this old dog is learning some new
tricks before what's left of his hair falls out.
After typing in this new title I glanced up at the monitor to
check and see that my fingers had found the right keys and it
dawned on me what I had just typed, "Willie 9/11".
Needless to say, it was at that time the subject I had planned:
to write about in this column took a back seat to the stark reality
of what I had unconsciously typed. Most of you. have figured out
by now that I code each article with my name and the publication
date of the coming edition of the paper. This Thursday will mark
the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook Ameri-
ca on September 11, 2001.
I will not spend a lot of time reliving those events. The horrors
of that day are etched in the minds of people across the globe who
watched in disbelief as the twin towers collapsed on top of.theim-
selves like dominos and fell to the ground. The scene at the Pen-
tagon was no'better as fire fighters and rescue personnel dealt
with the terror of that attack.
How vulnerable this country felt after being attacked by an
enemy willing to sacrifice his life to kill Americans could easily be
measured by the stunned look of confusion in people's eyes as
they tried to understand what they had witnessed.
President Bush may have explained it best when he stated in
his address to the nation Sunday evening, "For America, there will
be no going back to the era before September 11, 2001." He went
on to talk about false comfort in a dangerous world.
Here we are two years after 911 and we are still struggling as
a country to figure out how to fight this army of killers. While our
service men and women have had great victories in Afghanistan
and Iraq, these battles are fdr from over. Truth is, it would only
take one lunatic to slip by our defenses and create major havoc all
over again.
One of the reasons this is so difficult for us, as Americans, to
understand is because we do place such great value on life. The
premise of someone sacrificing his life just so he can kill other peo-
ple, even if he does hate them, is difficult to defend against:.But,
that is just what we've been trying to do for the past two years.
There are many who think being complacent, being under-
standing and negotiating our differences are the ways to barter a
better relationship with these terrorist groups and their support-
ers, especially now that we have an election cycle coming up next
year. Maybe these evil people will understand we are really good,
loving, caring, people who understand and appreciate their plight
in life.
Maybe we can explain how we will live and let live if they will
just let us alone, then we can live in harmony with each other.
I hate war!
I hate to see our young men lose their lives on a foreign soil
halfway across the globe!
We may not have- made perfect. decisions, or accurately
guessed reactions and responses, but onefact is absolute and has
been proven, if we don't take aggressive action to fight terrorism at
its point of origin, we will fight it in our front yard.
Whether we like this new world order or not, I'm afraid it's here
to stay. The quickest way for us to likely see another day like 9/11
is to believe it can't happen again.


Boredom has given rise to
some of the greatest sporting
.events of our lifetime. "Nothing to
do" was the biggest instigator
behind the great .Scott's Hill dog
race. I don't exactly remember how
it all came about. But, forty years
later; folks back there are still talk-
ing about the melee that resulted
when we gathered the dogs up in
that little "wide spot in the road"
named after Lerton Scott's great
grandfather.
This was way back before dogs
had.pedigrees. Leastwise, our dogs
were not, flaunting any famed
ancestral lineage as they lounged
around up under the back porch.
We had heard of Border Collies
and Great Danes. But none of us
had actually seen one! And if you
had mentioned Alaskan Malamute,
Irish Wolfhound, Weimaraner or


Rhodesian Ridaeback.....well. we
\ro.uld have figured you to be one
of those Ne-w York City people.....
We didn't name our dogs
Excelsior. Princeton's \'inegate or
Shaker Heithts Delight. We called
'em Duke, Rover or Buck. We never
paraded them around in a circle
on a chain. But we would call 'em
over for you to see how the chest
stuck out, how he carried his head'
or how the hind legs followed, the
front ones.
I'll tell you something else, our
dogs didn't ride much in the back
of pick-up trucks. Listen, if some-
thing was going to "hitch" a ride to
town in an automobile it was going
to be me! I reckon you could just
call me selfish, but I wasn't so
much worried about Duke getting
to the picture show as I was me
getting there If the dog wanted to
go to town all he had to do was
chase the car. It wasn't but about
six miles......
Besides, Duke didn't need to
see the movie, I was going to tell
him all about it as soon as I got
home.


The leaves hadn't really start-
ed to turn but the air had a dell-
nite crispness about it as Indian
summer waned in the early fall of
the 'ear of the great race. Larry
Ridinmer's dog. High Moon. was
leading most every coon hunt, fox
chase or road race that "happened
upon" them.
Punk' Lajoie had a Redbone
that would run pretty good. Nicky
Joe, Stafford had a big ole black
dog that could'go with anybody's
once it got started. Joe Sasser had
a pair of young dogs that he prid-
ed on being pretty fast. You've got
to understand here, most every-.
body's dogs were greased lightning
when they were retelling the chase
up on the front porch of Woodrow
Kennon's Store!
That's mostly how this race
came about. Nicky Joe listened to
Larry go on and on about High
Moon till he just couldn't stand it
no more. He eased his chair down
* so all four legs were resting on the
oak planks and he declared that
his black dog could out run any
dog in the territory!


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Well sir. that was like waving a
red flag at old man Ha\den's Polled
Herford bull that he'd brought in
all the way from Del Rio. Texas! We
had the obligatory shouts of "any-
where. anyplace, anytime' and
before you could finish pouring the
peanuts in your coke.....we had a
dog race
Scott's Hill was picked kinda
like the way they do Superbowls
today. It was a neutral site. They
did all that bravado "anyplace"
proclaiming up on the porch, but
Nicky Joe, wasn't going to run
Blackie down at Houston's Bottom
because, that was in Larry
Ridinger's back yard. Larry or
Punk or Joe Sasser wasn't about
to "run for real" anywhere north of
Shannon Creek 'cause Nicky Joe's
dog knew every holler, tree, ditch
or .switchback for miles in every
direction.
They picked me to be the
judge. That hurt my feelings some-
thin' awful because, of course,
what they were really saying was I
didn't have a dog that had' a
See Kesley on Page 3

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I Never Knew One Could Get So Tired of Sitting!


SATURDAY'S :DIALYSIS
treatment went the fastest [or'
seemed to] of any of the nine ses-
sions I have had to date.
It must have been due to one
of two things. One: It didn't take
me long to realize I needed to sit in
the waiting room right next to the
door into the treatment room.
You see, the center-which
runs only three shifts from 6:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with me sched-
uled for the one which begins at
4:00 p.m.-and the only ones
waiting are the ones which begin
the 4:00 p.m. shift, so all are "on
time" and just waiting for a techni-
cian to become vacant.
I have figured out, already,
that if you are highly visible when
the technician comes out to call
you in, you can get in and start on
time.
I never knew one could get so
tired of sitting!
My old butt gets so sore I want
to stand up and ride all the way
home. I have even taken to lying


on
the couch to watch TV on my night
off, simply because my butt is still
sore.
I thought the soreness would
be in my arm, where they stick the
two big needles, but it isn't-it's
my sore butt; from sitting so long!

WHAT MADE THE Saturday
treatment pass by so quickly were
the FSU and Florida football
games on the little personal TV
each "station" is provided.
I even found myself wanting
the treatment to last just a little
longer; at least until the games
were over.


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey
'


FSU had put a.28 to' 10 whip-
ping on Maryland by halftime
when I was scheduled to come off
the machine.
I figured they had a safe
enough lead for me to trust them
to carry on -for the second half
without my moral help.
Florida didn't-hold their lead,
however, Miami scored a field goal,
after I let them have the responsi-
bility of holding their lead.
I noticed my technician, Greg,
had an awful lot of "fine tuning" to
do to my machine during the peri-
od of dialysis. I noticed, too, that it
all seemed to need "adjusting" on
the TV side.


Greg kept everything running
properly, even though he also.kept
up with the game and the Florida
game on my neighbor's TV.

I USUALLY sit in one of three
chairs for my treatment. There
are 40 treatment stations in the
cavernous room with about a
dozen technicians on the last shift,
with each tending to about four at
a time. Greg usually manages the
four chairs in and around mine.
He is also attending school to get
his RN degree.
I have also learned which of
the chairs in my section have TVs
which work well. 'One of them
doesn't bring in the signals, from
the local stations without flicker-
ing off periodically, so I avoid that
chair, if possible.
When you have both arms
occupied, to prevent any other
activity, a TV to pass the time isn't
a luxury; it's a necessity!
But, I wouldn't recommend
dialysis to anyone, just so they


can catch up on their TV viewing
or so they could lose weight, fast!l

I TOLD ONE OF the nurses
one day they were missing a huge
bet by not utilizing their idle
,machines during their "resting"
period each day by promoting
them as a weight loss method.
I said, "People were making a
killing selling all kinds of gadgets
and potions with the promise of
weight reduction. These machines
can guarantee weight loss in four
hours! Results are guaranteed!"
I have lost nearly 30 pounds
in just three weeks. They take off
from eight to two pounds every
session. Just hook you up and dial
the number of pounds to be taken
off-as well as the poisons your
blood has collected-and leave you
to have your blood cleansed for
'four hours and you're pounds
lighter, immediately!
The nurse said, "We haven't
tried it because I don't think we
would have enough to try it to


make it pay-even at the rate
charged for dialysis."
It was just a thought ....

I PROMISED YOU that you
wouldn't have a steady diet of my
experiences with dialysis, but the
truth is, it doesn't leave much time
to think of, or experience, another
subject to write about.
I'm going to have to let my
imagination work overtime to
come up with another subject or
two.
One thing I can write about is
the bad error I made last week in a
person's name.
You see, OUIDA Branch was a
Raffield before she. married Ralph
Branch. I 'called her "Amaryllis"
because I knew an Amaryllis Raf-
field back in the stone age and
somehow or other, I just got the
names mixed up.
Sorry Ouidal {The Cornbread
Queen)


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Gulf Commission Consolidates


Equipment Loans With Bonds


Gulf County commissioners
mulled, discussed and debated
passing a resolution to issue
bonds, up to 1.8 million dollars
worth, to payoff/consolidate 22
outstanding loans and fund certain
capital projects.
Eventually the board agreed to
allow the bonding company repre-
sentative, Ralph Cellon, to proceed
with the bond auction. This consol-
idation of debt idea originated from
the Budget. Review Committee.
They have recommended to com-
missioners that consolidation of
debt would save the county some-
where around $400,000 over the
next few years by paying lower
interest rates and putting the loans
under one time table (four years).
This savings include deferring
the first years payment and hope-


KesS


chance in this race, I .was
embarrassed for old Duke and Bald
Nob Queenie: They were the best
we had. Duke could be out run by
a one legged turtle. And Queenie
was what we referred to as a two
county dog. No matter where you
let her go or what the other dogs
were doing she'd immediately take
off for the next county!
We were set for the third
.Saturday in September. The night
before the big race Leon took a nail
and scraped a thin line of hide off
Duke's backside. I tried to protest
but L.; C. was serious about this
race
We gathered up where highway
22 cut right slap through the mid-
dle of Scott's Hill. Deake Bradley
drug a fox around in front of all the
dogs and then headed down the
dirt road leading back up toward
the sawmill. The idea here was to
see which dog passed the last
house down that way and then
which dog showed up first in the
field by the sawdcist pile. Deake
was to keep the fox in sight of the
dogs. I was: to see that every dog
was turned loose at the same time
and to "ensure that all dogs had an
equal and fair chance" to win the
race '


fully using those funds in the budg-
et as seed money to start a capital
equipment fund which would lay
ground work for paying cash for
planned capital equipment pur-
chases. The budget committee also
recommended establishing a capi-
tal equipment board to work with
commissioners to prioritize and
schedule new equipment purchas-
es.
The county owes approximate-
ly $1.6 million in various loans.
The board voted to include expand-
ing the bond issue another
$200,000 which will be used to
help finance replacing the Gulf
County Courthouse roof (the com-
mission has $350,000 in grant
funds) and pay for a fire truck for
Howard Creek Fire Department as
part of the bonding issue. The
board was holding an emergency


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I was upset when 'I saw that
Leon had broken through the skin
on Duke's left flank. I was a little
curious when I smelled the turpen-
tine on the rag he pulled out of thin
air just as Deake ran the fox in
front of the dogs.
I yelled "GO", Leon dabbed that
turpentine to Duke's cut and even
as that dog left the.ground in what
ended up being a ten foot flight
straight up he turned to see who
had administered the "stuff' to his
backside. The first thing he saw!
was Blackie and High Moon.
People, I'm telling this story with,
my hand up, it is the absolute
truth! Duke came down, whipped
them two, dogs right in the middle
of Scott's Hill's main street with
fifty people looking on, beat the
other six dogs to the last house
down that dirt road and was up at
the mill with his tail cooling in the
sawdust pile BEFORE Deake and
the fox got there!
Leon allowed, as he accepted
the trophy when we finally got
order restored, that the race does-
n't always go to the strongest or
swiftest, incentive plays a major
part in any victory....
Duke Never Did Comment,
Kes


meeting Wednesday at press time
to look at the Courthouse roof and
bonding issue.
Cellon explained the purpose of
the bonds best by saying, "You can
pay this back a whole lot quicker,
easier, and save money than you
could with the other debts."
Shirley Ritch, St Joe Beach,
approached the board for a follow
up visit. Pitch had asked the com-
mission to address several issues,
mostly concerning storm water
drainage, during its last meeting.
She spent much of her visit this
week thanking the commissioners
for their response to the problem.
Ritch asked the board to con-
sider offering a package deal that
might assist residents who wish to
enclose their stormwater drainage.
When she asked about pellets to
kill mosquito larvae in standing
water, Solid Waste Director' Joe
Danford was quick to say, "We've
got them." In fact, Danford has the
information about the availability
of the pellets in this weeks "Star".
"Just give us a call if you need
some," Danford said when asked
how a person might go about get-
ting some of the pellets.
District 3 commissioner Carl
Fox, was quick to single out the
work of Public Works Director,
Gerald Shearer, in resolving some
of the problems in the area.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to allow Wewahitchka
EMS to build a canopy adjacent to
the EMS building to protect vehi-
cles.
-Were informed by Chief
Administrator Don Butler that he
had received the proposed Habitat
Conservation Plan for the Eglin
beach property.. Butler suggested
board members review the docu-
ments, mark areas of concern and
then schedule a workshop to iron
out any suggested changes. The
commission has 10 days to review
and return the document.
According to their agreement with
Eglin, the board must have the
plan in place by May of next year as
part of its agreement to continue
beach driving on the Egliri proper-
ty.
-Lamr' Vels told commission-
ers that there seems to be an effort


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County Gets Dedication Brick
Gulf commissioners received Home, during the board meet- the board that plans are in
a dedication brick from Wally ing Tuesday evening. Warren ple o start dmiing nri
Warren, Director of the Clifford presented the brick to board
Chester Sims Veteran Nursing chairman Jerry Barnes. He..told home patients in mid Octobel


under way to change the way the
commodity program currently
works. He explained that people
would have to travel to Panama
City to receive commodities if 'the
plan goes through. The board
agreed to draft a letter opposing the
plan and take additional steps to
try to keep this plan from being
enacted.


-Decided to set a workshop to
discuss mandatory garbage pickup
in the county.
'-Agreed that lease agreements
at the old courthouse complex in
Wewa would have to be approved
by the board. Commissioners also,
voted to lease office space to
Attorney David Carl Gaskin.


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-Awarded the low bid o
$18,507 for the purchase of miscel-
laneous equipment for the new fire
truck at White City Fire
Department. Commissioners also
allowed St. Joe Beach Fire
Department to purchase an emer-
'gency response jet ski off the state
contract and to0 purchase 17 new
helmets.


Reach Program at PSJHS


William "Sonny" Hill, a nation-
ally known sports figure, consult-,
ant and motivational speaker will
be the keynote speaker during a
"Restructuring Educationf Attitudes
to Change Habits", (REACH) pro-
gram at Port St. Joe High School.
The program, aimed at middle-
and high-schoolers, is at 10 a.m.
ET on Friday, Sept. 12.
Hill is president of the Charles
Baker Memorial Basketball League
in Philadelphia, Pa.', and is special
advisor to the National Basketball-
Association's Philadelphia 76ers.
He is also president of a non-
profit organization which provides a
host of tutorial,- mentoring and


counseling programs in the public to attend," said Dr. David-
Philadelphia and is has received a Langston, who lobbied Hill to speak
host of awards for his efforts aimed .
at youth. in Port St. Joe. "We want to extend
"A guy of that caliber we want a special invitation to parents."

Lunch And Learn at Beacon

Hill Wellness and Therapy


Beacon Hill Wellness and
Therapy, in conjunction with Bay
Medical Center of Gulf County, will
host its next, "Lunch and: Learn"
"V'ent from noon until 1 p.m. ET on
Thursday. Sept. 18.
The topic will be heart health
and each participant will receive a


certificate for a free cholesterol
screening.
The event is free and open to
: the public,, however, seating is i-
Sited to 3p people. .
For more information or to'
reserve a spot call Myra Reeves at
Bay Medical Center at 747-6541.


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SIt is with -adnes- yet canticipatuoov- that we/
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Sometimes a simple Thank You is not enough...

So the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce says


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You


For making the7th Annual Scallop Festival


the best ever !!!


To Our Cooks!
Chef Benny Robeerts
Bob Phillips
Jimmy Rogers
Bill Quarles
Pauline Pendarvis
Rachel Crews
Saul Jones
Eddie Jimenez
Sara Allen
Jack Kerigan.


To Our volunteers !
Bobbi Seward
Lorinda & Grant Gringell
Kim McFarland
Pusty May
Boyd Pickett
Paula Pickett
Ron Isbell
John Hanlon
Jerry & Lib Stokoe
Helping Hands
Jr. Executive Board'
N NJROTC
National Honor Society
Keyettes


To our Extraordinary City Employees!
Terry McDaniel
Raymond Hld H,.; ., .
obpi Phillips 'i
Jimmy Rogers
Trent Davis
James Hershey, Chief of Police


To these Sponsors for T-Shirt
The Port Inn
The Entrance .
Coldwell B5anker' Forgotten Coast Realty -.
Property Appraiser's Office
The Port Fine Wine & Spirits.
Portside Trading Co.


Sales!


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To these Loyal Sponsors!


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Ed's Red
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Ken Murphy
Jerry Stokoe
Teedy Nobles
Mayor Pate
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Mexico Beach Wants Public Input


by Tim Croft
Mexico Beach wants you.
fo consider, answer and return
a survey being sent to property and
hore owners in regarding what
the want in the future for garbage
pickup.
The letter, which has gone out
in ie past couple of days, is essen-
tiao a combination for-your-infor-
mdon/survey,. spelling out three
opDns, asking property owners to
carfully weigh all three options,
complete some questions and
return the survey to the city.
"We encourage everybody to
please let us know how you feel,"
sal Mayor Kathy Kingsland, who
hi repeatedly sought public input
fowhat has clearly been an emo-
tiaal issue for residents.
There are a host of issues
swirlingg around the city's sanita-
tin service, from rising tipping fees
fim Bay County and problems,
particularly salary-related, main-
tning a full workforce.
'The first option for property
aners to consider is maintaining
orrent city-operated services, with
certain changes.
Yard pickup would be limited
nd the price of residential pickup
rould increase by $5, commercial
,ickup of twice a week rising by
bout $60 for the first dumpster.
It is anticipated, the letter


by Tim Croft
Residents of Wewahitchka will
see their water and sewer bills
inching up beginning next month.
New rates, approved late last
month by the City Commission,
will take,effect on Oct. 1, with peo-
ple seeing the difference with their
November bills.
The minimum water bill, for
the first 2,500 gallons used; will-
rise from $10 to $12.50.
The minimum sewer bill, again
based on the first 2,500 gallons'
used, will bump from $18.75 to.
$21.25.
Water rates for usage above the
minimum will rise from $2 to $3
per 1.000 gallons used, while sewer
rates Ilijump from $1.50 per
1,000 used to $4.50.
""That's the big one," said city
manager Don Minchew. who added
that city commissioners adopted.
the new rate structure with the
idea of protecting, as much as pos-
sible, senior citizens on fixed
incomes.
The average water bill per
household, based on 8,000 gallons
used, will rise from $21 to $36.
The average sewer bill, based,
on 6,000 gallons used, will jump
from $25 to $34.
In business taken up during
Monday's regular bi-monthly meet-


Millage

-From Pgl
financed through the newly estab-
lished Capital .Equipment
Improvement fund and bond issue
to consolidate numerous existing
equipment loans. :
The board will hold its final
budget hearing Monday.
September: 15th,. at 5:01 p.m. in
the commission meeting room at
the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, behind
the Gulf .County Courthouse.
Commissioners can only consider
reductions to the tentative rates
approved during its first ,public
hearing.


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Sept. 7th -15th.
To give the staff
a well earned rest.

We will resume our usual
off season schedule
off Tuesday Sat.
at noon Sept. 16th

We really do appreciate
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states, that prices would likely
decline as the city grows, adds
more users and is able to spread
costs across a larger base.
Option No. 2 is to contract for
all city sanitation needs, with the
city's own department disbanded.
According to bids from a handful of
outside contractors, service will
range from $16-$18 per month for'
residential users, and $3-$4 per
cubic yard for commercial, about
$80 per dumpster.
From the bids, city officials
anticipate the fees would gradually
rise over the first three years of the
contract.
The final option would be split-
ting the service, with the city
responsible for residential collec-
tion about $19 per month and
an outside contractor taking care of
commercial and yard debris.
All options are estimates and
prices are \subject to vary,
Kingsland warned.
But the important aspect is the
.city wants input from the citizens
before moving forward with any
action pertaining to the Sanitation
Department.
t Surveys should be.mailed back
to the city by Oct. 1.
In other, largely positive, busi-
ness during Tuesday's regular
monthly meeting of the City
Council:


ing of the City Commission:
Commissioners approved a
$1,800 bid from Carpet Country for
new carpeting in City Hall.
,* Discussed getting quotes for
the replacement of the generator
transfer switch at the sewer plant.
The part, which switches the
sewer plant to the generator in the
event of a loss of power, was struck
by lightning sometime in the past
several weeks.
The problem was discovered
last Monday and city employees
believed the part could be fixed.
However,, closer inspection
revealed that the transfer switch
had been rendered- completely
inoperable and a replacement Is
needed.
The cost will be $4,000-
$6,000, Minchew said, and will be
covered by insurance.
The city is in the process of
seeking quotes.
S. Commissioners approved, a
$22,000 and change draw on the
grant funds for renovations and
improvements at Lake Alice Park.
Late last month, commission-
ers held the final public hearing.
and vote on the major land-use
changes the city has been working
on since 1996-97.
The proposed changes now go
to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs for its approval.


The council approved a lease
agreement with the Community
Development Council on a proposal
to create a welcome center/park on
the city-owned Greene property
adjacent to Canal Park.
The CDC will pay to move the
existing marina building at
Hideaway Marina, which was to be
scrapped by the new owners, to the
Greene property and work with the
'city to create a park around the
building, a roughly 1,600-square-
foot structure which will house the
CDC offices and a welcome center.
S"It will be a wonderful asset as
a 'gateway to our little city,"
Kingsland said.
The CDC, which will also land-
scape the area, will pay $50,000
over the.next five years for the park
and rent the building, which will
become 'city-owned once moved
onto the Greene property for $250
a month over the next 15 years.
The city will maintain the park,
the CDC the building.
'The city, and the citizens, are
getting a huge- asset here," said J.
Patrick Howard; president/CEO of
the CDC. "It will be one of the
Snicest parks in the area, if not the
Panhandle."
,The building will moved from
Hideaway to the Greene property
down U.S. 98 on Sept. 23.
The council approved a con-
tact with Gulf Asphalt Company to
build the long-sought 90-foot
extension to the city pier.
GAC was the lower of two bid-
ders, at a price of $238,000. The
project, once underway, is expected
to take roughly three months.
'The city has been promising
this pier since I moved here in
1994," Kingsland said. "It's time to
get it done."
The park half of the Pier Park
renovation has been completed.
I A ruling in a California court
dismissed the lawsuit against
Mexico Beach over the issuance of
bonds, known as Heritage Bonds,


in the city's name during the late
1990s.
There is still a potential for an
appeal, city administrator Paul
Sabiston said, .adding that the
worst-case scenario would have the
city paying $6,000-$7,000 more for
the appeal.
The city has already had to
expend more than $50,000 on the
lawsuit.
SThe city will be the first stop
when Panama City's WMBB-13 tel-
evision station undertakes its
annual week-long "Pride of the
Panhandle" tour of area municipal-
ities.
Last year, the station made a
stop in Port St. Joe for live broad-
casts and filming.
The station will be in Mexico
Beach on Oct. 20.
The city held the first reading
on an ordinance that would change
election day from November to
April,' a request Bay County
Supervisor of Elections Mark
Andersen has made of all county
municipalities for cost and efficien-
cy reasons.
The council will take up the
ordinance again at a later date.



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WindMark DRI Moving Forward


by Tim Croft
It hasn't reached a boil yet, but
it continues to simmer about as
expected.
The DRI (Development of
Regional Impact) study for
WindMark Beach Phase II contin-
ues roughly on schedule, as devel-
oper The St. Joe Co., and the
Apalachee Regional -Planning
Council bounce questions and
answers back and forth in a devel-
oper-oversight version of the video
game "Pong."
Several months ago, not long
after a meeting to update the pub-
lic regarding progress on the DRI,
The St. Joe Co., submitted its orig-
inal document to the Apalachee


Regional Planning Commission.
The DRI submitted was identi-
cal to that which folks got a peek at
during the public meeting.
In fact, the public meeting, at
which the general consensus was
positive, only reinforced for the
company that it was on the right
track and needed to continue to
look at issues important to resi-
dents, such as beach access and
water and sewer, according to John
Hendry, project manager for
WindMark Beach.
The Apalachee Regional
Planning Commission, which acts
as. something of a clearinghouse,
providing copies of the DRI docu-
ment to state and federal agencies -


the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Department of
Community Affairs which are
stakeholders in future develop-
ment, responded to the original
submittal with a series of ques-
tions, about topics ranging from
affordable housing to transporta-
tion to sewer and water and the
like.
The questions; Hendry said,
were largely routine and expected.
"There was nothing really
major and substantive," Hendry
said.
Arvida submitted its responses
about two weeks ago and expects to
have a reply from the Apalachee
Regional Planning Commission, in
the form of additional questions
and responses, by the final week of
this month.
"It can go back and forth two or
three times," said John Hendry,
Arvida's project manager in Gulf
County. "We are hoping that by the
-end of September, when we get
back their responses, that we will
have a pretty good idea of where we
are."
One problem faced by the
developer is that the DRI process,
when it was created, was primarily
shaped for development in large
cities such as Tampa, St.
Petersburg and Orlando,
How to apply it, and its intri-
cate methodology on a host of
issues, to other municipalities,
resort and coastal communities are
two examples, has created some
tension between developers and
government agencies in recent
years.
For instance, the residences in
DRI's are typically primary homes,
but many developments in resort
and coastal communities include a
heavy mix of second homes and
rental units as part of the package.
Affordable housing, trans-
portation connectors they are dif-
ferent animals in Tampa than they
are in Poit St. Joe, just by the
nature of the landscape.
"The methodology gets tangled
up," Hendry said.
In any case, however, the knots
should become a little straighter, or
at least the directions for untying.
them clearer, by the end, of the
mrndni h.
Which is-just fbout right (or
"the timeline of having the DRI
study signed off on by the end of
the year, with the first turn ,of the


shovel coming sometime during the
second half of next year.
"Our objective was to be
through this process in December,"
Hendry said. "We are still expecting
to be through with that by the end
of the year."
The second phase of the
WindMark Beach development will
include some 1,400 homes, a golf
course, a kind, of town center and a
realignment of U.S. 98 which will
ultimately result in the. current
highway becoming a bike/walking
trail.
The public will continue to
have beach access at several points
along the coast.
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gram was expanded to include eld-
ers and over $15,000 iin funds,
gifts,..ood and other donations
were raised to help, \Wth the pro-
gram.
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meeting of Christmas for Kids and
Elders, program Chairman Jerry
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mittee set a service goal of $20,000
to help over 700 people during this
Christmas season.
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community has given this program
iri the past and are looking forward
to reaching even more people with
continued support this Christmas
season," Stokoe said.
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this goal and the number of people
being served,,the committee is
making preparations to start the
program as early as possible this
year. Young people, through middle
school age, and elderly adults with
specialneeds during the Christmas
season will be served through the
program.
Anyone wishing to donate to
this program can.do so.by dropping
donations labeled "Christmas for
Kids and Elders" by The Star
Publishing Company in Port St.
Joe, located at 209-211 Reid
Avenue. Donations can also, be
mailed to "Christmas for Kids and
Elders" P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32457.
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George and Hilda Duren Named "2003 Outstanding Retail Leaders"


by Tim Croft
They heard the whispers about
their sanity.
Read the market surveys that
indicated they'd struggle. Had
friends wonder if maybe they
weren't seeing too well, or thinking
too straight.
Saw the hulking empty shell
that down the road that almost'
came to represent the town.
SAnd plunged ahead anyway.
Three years later, George and
I ilda Duren have a 32,000-square-
fbot supermarket that is almost the
town landmark a mill once was.
It is also the anchor of their.
Port City Shopping Center, an eco-
nomic engine that now- hosts a
handful of businesses and has,
combined with the adjacent
McDonald's restaurant, produced
some 100 jobs.
Not' industrial lofty-paying
jobs, sure, but paychecks in a town
that three years ago considered any
paycheck a bonus.
The Durens labors, their
investment in a town some saw as
a decaying dinosaur just a few
years ago, recently earned them a
statewide distinction.
The couple were named by the
Florida Retail Federation, state
retailers' lobbying and advocacy
group, as "2003 Outstanding Retail
Leaders," during the FRF's annual
convention in Orlando.
The FRF each year singles out
three state retail leaders, based on
size and revenue of the company,
with the.ROYAL award.
The awards committee, due to
the quality of this year's nomina-
tions, chose to further honor five
more Florida retailers this year,
including the Durens, according to
information from the FRF.
"I'm proud of the award, but
the (affirmation) of what I do here is
happy customers, particularly
happy local customers," George
Duren said. "And the people who
iake it happen are the employees.
It's actually their award. I received
it on their behalf.
"I have the high privilege of
leading, but this store operates on
the strength of the managers,
assistant. managers and the
employees."
STalk with George Duren for a
lfe\ minutes and it becomes clear
that erpl:oyees. fosierig a 'colle-
gial, nay, family, atmosphere with-
in his supermarket are, in his eyes,
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For the Durens, it fell this side
of the rubber room for two central
reasons.
One, a vision of what the town,
sans mill, could become.
'The odds were with the mill
gone, we would be a beautiful
coastal town that people would
come to," George Duren said. "I felt
like there would be enough busi-"
ness to support this."
Further, as the town moved
into the next century, the Durens
understood that their store must
also.
The second key to their project
was more gut than wallet, more
heart than bottom line.
'"I felt like somebody had to
(make such a decision) for the town
to make a move forward," George
Duren said of his mindset of four or
so years ago. "We are going to move
forward, show faith in the commu-
nity."

(See REWARDS on Page 8A)


For if things aren't about lami-
ly, then family starts to be less and
less a part of things, which is detri-
mental to any community. .
But it was as much the larger
family, the community itself, that
was a decided factor in the FRF's
decision to honor the Durens.
In its citation, the FRF recog-
nized the economic conditions of
Port St. Joe in the aftermath of the
1998 closing of the paper mill:
"When (Port St. Joe's) single
largest employer ... closed ... the
Durens took a timely risk and
offered much needed optimism and
a jump start on economic recovery
... Both individually and as a cou-
ple, the Durens actively support a
variety of charitable and business
organizations and continue the
Duren family legacy, begun in
1938, of grocery retailing in Port St.
Joe," the FRF citation reads.
It is that link to the communi-
ty, roots embedded arid strength-
ened over nearly seven decades, a
legacy George Duren has continued


most of his 50-odd years, that
largely shaped his significant, some
argued foolhardy, decision to
expand his business by building
the Piggly Wiggly.
To sink $3 million into a ven-
ture to create a new upscale mar-
ket, roughly double the. facility he
had on Fifth Street, at a time whei
the town, and its economy, was on
life support.
"George is a risk-taker," Hilda
Duren said. "A lot of people thought
we were crazy.
Two market studies indicated a
struggle ahead. Naysayers were as
plentiful as scaly creatures in.the
bay.
But roots, it turns out, are not
easily cut.
"I have taken a lot of pride in
being part of the community,"
Duren said. "Not only for business
reasons, but I live here. The direc-
tion it's going is important to me.
"I knew I was taking a risk. It
was a calculated risk. It tipped this
side of sanity." .


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Reward'
Four years later, that faith
seems to be paying off, with inter-
est.
The Piggly Wiggly is a modern,
and usually busy, mart. The adjoin-
ing shopping center is now teeming
with businesses, the McDonald's
rarely without a line.
Where he felt he was going out
on a limb in pledging the creation of
a dozen jobs when asking city lead-
ers to support some. tax incentives
for building the complex, Duren can
count at'least double that number.
The supermarket has grown to


From Page 7
some 75 employees, 50 full-time.
The shopping center businesses
have added about another two
dozen or so.
"I knew it would be an exciting
ride," George Duren said. "It's been
fun ... I like to think we are helping
drive the community. in the direc-
tion we want it to go."
Hilda Duren added, 'We were
blessed to be in the right time and
the right place ... I definitely know
we did the right thing."
The Florida Retail Federation
recently confirmed it.


Buzzett's From Page 1


growing that one of the chains
would come. It was an opportunity
that came by that I felt it was best
for my family to end it."
Easier said than done, though.
Buzzett had been talking to the
folks from Eckerd since February.
He wanted to make sure his
employees were taken- care of -
Eckerd will keep all. of them on.
And he spent more than a few
restless nights trying to decide
whether he wanted to take his fam-
ily's name down from the front of his
store.
It had been there, first on Reid
)Avenue, then, in 1960, on Williams
|Avenue and in 2000 at its current
location in the Twin Palms Shopping
Center.
Rex Buzzett returned to the
business after college in 1972, took
over in 1986 and has been operating
it ever since, providing the personal
touch that is part of the fabric of
small-town life..
His family was supportive of his
choice to sell, which made the deci-
sion, no matter the level of personal
angst, easier to arrive at.

School Board

-From Page 1
Sinee.BayMedical Center discontin-
ued the service -:it impacted several
Bay District schools and,
Wewahitchka the team has done
without a certified trainer.
The board passed a resolution
urging the state to raise the sparsi-
ty funding that provides funds to
small districts who face different
economic conditions than. larger
districts.
According to the, state's own
study, sparsity should be funded at
$50 million per year. It has been rel-
atively steady at about $30 million
for several years.
Raising the categorical, funding
to $50 million would mean about
$400,000, Kelley said.


And, Buzzett added, the repre-
sentatives of Eckerd expressed sen-
sitivity to things like deep roots and
customer loyalty, to providing serv-
ices in the small close-knit commu-
nity.
"We aren't changing a thing
except the sign out front," Buzzett
said. "I'm a people person and I
won't get away from that.
"I've assured all my customers
that I will be right here. I love it too
much."
Change does not come without
apprehension, however, and Buzzett
has tried to allay the fears of cus-
tomers and employees alike.
The employees, who carried
some reservations when the sale
was announced, have been "assured


they will still be here."
And customers should expect
that the folks inside the store will be
familiar faces, they will know their
names and take the time to answer
any questions, fill any needs and be
the neighbors that have character-
ized the folks at Buzzett's for more
than 50 years.
"In a small town you know the
people," Buzzett said. "You feel like
they mean so much to you, you
want to assure people that you are
still going to be around.
"We're still going to be here to
answer, people's questions about
their medicines. I'll always enjoy
that. When you take a face-to-face
consultation about your medicine
away, that's not a good thing, I


Tamara Williams, Career
Development Center Co-
Coordinator for the Gulf Coast
Division of Goodwill Industries-Big
Bend, Inc. will be the featured
speaker during the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce's upcoming
Business Before Hours. The event
Swill b.e,held Wednesday. September
.-.17th. at.8:00 a.nm Eastern ,TAfie)
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St. Joe.
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Two prime BAC members
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Chamber of Commerce, and
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more. information on .the. Gulf
County Chamber of Commerce,
telephone .850-227-1223.


think."
,And for a man who started
down the path of life in a direction
other than pharmacology, Buzzett
said he'll be glad to just wear the
proverbial smock again, without the
ownership and managerial hats.
Starting at Gulf Coast
Community College and later at the
University of Florida, Buzzett origi-.
nally planned on heading into med-
icine, to become a doctor.
But it must have been in the
genes because ultimately the phar-
macy called, and served as his mis-
tress as much around him has
changed, as managed care and
technology have transformed the
landscape of pharmacology.
"I've never regretted it for a
minute," he said. "Helping people.
When it all gets down to it, that's the
feel-good part of it. You can make a
good living, but helping people,
that's the good part.",
The next few weeks figure to be
pretty-emotional and memory-filled
for Buzzett.
He must have his office and
desk cleared before Eckerd assumes
control of the store' and as he clears
out the remnants of the, decades,
Buzzett has uncovered small treas-
ures of the past, ephemera of a life
filled with prescriptions and people.,
And while the faces and service
inside the stoIe won't change for
now, there will still be, on Sept. 26,
a sense that something is different,
that another piece of a town's legacy
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 Page 9A



County Schools Awarded School Recognition Funds


by Tim Croft
Academic success does indeed
have its rewards. Green ones.
Three county schools that
either improved one letter grade
under the state's,school grading
formula or received an "A" and
two of the three schools accom-
plished both are in line to receive
$100 per student from the state in
the form of "School Recognition
Funds," it was announced last
week by the Florida Department of
Education.
S Port St. Joe Elementary will
receive $48,204, Port St. Joe
Middle School $31,739 and
Wewahitchka Middle School
$17,466.
All three schools received an
"A" for the 2002-2003 school year
under the framework of the state's
A+ Education program, which was
also a letter grade improvement for
both Port St. Joe Elementary and


Wewahitchka Middle School.
"(The funds) represent the fact
that children have worked very
hard and achieved," said Carolyn
Witten, principal at Port St. Joe
Middle School, which has received
"School Recognition" funds the
past four years.
'The money is nice, and it is an
affirmation of what we are doing,
but what's most important is we
know we've done the right things
for kids."
It is left to the individual
schools to determine how to spend
their dollars, with the approval of a
final plan left to each school's
School Advisory Council.
All three schools have estab-
lished committees of teachers
and/or leadership team faculty
members to draft a plan for the
funds, with the principals provid-
ing input before putting the plans
before the SACs.


The key, said the principals
involved, would be spreading the
wealth.
"It needs to be a balanced
thing, between teachers, employees
and students," said Pam Lister,
principal at Wewahitchka Middle
School. "I think it needs to be
spread around to everybody.
"In a district our size this real-
ly helps because there is not a lot of,
money for the extra little things."
Schools have been resourceful
in recent years on how they spent
their recognition dollars.
At Port St. Joe Middle School,
all employees, including the bus
drivers have received bonuses.
For instance, last year, roughly
two-thirds of the School
Recognition money went, for
employees bonuses,and incentives.
While teachers 'have received
the largest bonuses over the last
four years those teacher bonuses


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have gone from $400 per teacher to
about $900, Witten said every-
body involved with the operation of
the school, except Witten, who feels
strongly that it would be a conflict
to recommend a bonus for herself,
has received a monetary reward for
their work.
"Everybody who touches our
kids," Witten said. "It's a cliche I
know, but it takes a village. It takes
all of us. You have to be a team."
SChris Earley, principal at Port
St. Joe Elementary stated his phi-
losophy, "I want to see as much
money as possible go to the people
in the classroom."
With money not used for
bonuses, Witten said, she has been
able to purchase needed equip-
ment, offered field trips as a reward
to deserving students and put on
shows last year a patriotic-
themed laser light show for her
students.
There have been other creative
uses applied to the School
Recognition dollars.
Last year, the Port St. Joe High
School faculty voted to forgo
bonuses so the school could pay to
keep a valued first-year teacher.
Witten's faculty recommended
that a portion of their school's
money be used to.pay a portion of
the salary of the in-school suspen-
sion aide.
They were also able to bring in
two part-time tutors.
The flip side of the state's coins
is student recognition, whether
field trips, in-school shows or ral-
lies or the like.
"They are the ones who took
the test, bottom line;' Earley said.

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Since 1999, more than $443
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SThe Bank
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Bank Trust of Florida
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Bill Wood
Bob & Charlotte Willis
Buzzett's Drug Store
Capital City Bank
Carpet Country
Clayton Concrete Inc.
Cox & Associates Inc.
CQ Development LLC
Duren's Piggly Wiggly
Emerald Coast Federal Credit Union
Frank D. May DMD
Fred & Carolyn Witten
Greg & Linda Johnson
GT Corn
Hannon Insurance Agency


harks
Harry & Ann Tison
Kesley & Cathy Colbert
Lady J Charters
Al & Mary Carpenter
Mel & Helen Magidson, Jr.
Michael L. Hammond
Nick Reynold's Family
Oliver & Laura Taylor
Reeves Furniture Shop
Rex & Denise Strickland
St. Joe Ace Hardware
Siprell Construction Inc.
Stephen & Becky Norris
Theo & Carrie Johnson
Tracy & Rachel Browning
Wallace & Dorothy Hill


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1 Shark 100 hat
2 Reserved passes to'
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Reserved parking at
football games
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2 Reserved passes to
home football games
Special program recognition
Sign at baseball
/football fields
Banner at football games
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April 16, 1918---August 26, 2003


A Special THANK YOU Message
From the Children of the late Mrs. Mary McNair Peters
(and the late Mr. Nathan Peters, Sr.)
We personally thank you for your cards, kindness, caring reflection, and con-
tributions during our bereavement. Your generosity is most appreciated. Our
home communities will always and forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Just as important, in your own special way, you brought comfort to us by your
caring words and deeds during our time of need. As we look over the list of
visitorsiand individuals that made contributions such as food(s), cakes, pies,
meats, cups, napkins, soda pops, bread, cutlery, fruit, baskets, flowers, plants,
and other important services.(songs and kind memorable words), please know
that WE thank you!

Words are not enough to express our deepest appreciation and thanks dur-
ing our loss. With respect to each act of kindness from near and far-to those
who were present, those who called, and those who could not be there yet
sent their regards-we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May
you continue to be blessed and God be with you now and always!


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Page 10A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Sept. 11. 2003


West Nile

"I want to make sure people
understand to buy DEET at the
right percentage," Kent said, noting
that higher percentages present
physical dangers separate, but
potentially just as dangerous, as
from the mosquitoes.
Drainage: Get rid of standing


by Tim Croft who works in Gulf County and lives
To say the Health Department in Bay County.
has been busy the past week would "It's been a very busy week,"
be akin to singing; lullabies as:.a said Doug Kent, director ofthe Gulf
surgery anesthetic. County Health Department.
In the past week, the depart- Kent said it is not unusual for
ment has had to address cases of several cases of meningitis, which
two of the more dangerous and is an infection of the fluid in the
headline-grabbing diseases. spinal cord and surrounding the
While dealing with the county's brain, to surface each year.
first experience with .West Nile Symptoms, Kent said, are. a
virus, the department was also severee temperature and stiffness
addressing a case of bacterial of the neck" which could be accom-
meningitis, diagnosed in a man panied by nausea, vomiting, dis-

St. Joe Commercial Reports

on Local Retail Environment


St. Joe Commercial, the com-
mercial development arm of the St.
Joe Company, Florida's largest pri-
vate land owner, reports a whirl-
'wind of new activity from major
U.S. retailers interested in sites in
north Florida from Tallahassee to
Destin.
Craig Buchanan, vice presi-
dent of retail development for St.
Joe Commercial, said big box
retailers are'the ones most inter-
.ested in the region. WVe're seeing a
lot of interest from some of th .big
box retailers: that two' years were
only focused on major markets,"
Buchanan said.
"Our landholdings are primari-
ly in secondary markets, but we're
now starting to get some real inter-
est from big box tenants such as
home improvement stores, dis-
count department stores and many
of the smaller boxes. The area is
growing and they're starting to lqok

Rev. Cary at

Church of God

in Highland

View Sept. 14

The Church of God in Highland
View will have the Re'verend Robert
Cary ministering in both services
Sunday, 'September 14th. Reverend
Cary is a former pastor of the
church and a missionary who has
traveled all over the world.
Pastor Tim Bailey invites every-
one to join the congregation-in
these services on
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m. There will be a coirered dish
lunch after the morning service..


Mexico Beach Police Report
During the week of August 30
to September 7th, the Mexico
Beach Police Department answered
70 calls for service, investigated 3
burglaries, O assaults, and 1 theft.
During this same period, offi-
cers investigated 2 traffic crashes
involving no injuries and a com-
bined property damage report of
$17,500. The officers issued 20
traffic citations and 7 traffic warn-
ings.
August 30: Daniel A.
McKinnon, Jr., Gainesville, DUI;
Edgar Allen Aubry, Jr., Mexico
Beach, fleeing/attempting to elude,
reckless driving, willful and wan-
ton; Kyle Patrick -Green,
Tallahassee, grand theft auto and
grand theft.
August 31: Shaun H. Jesse,
Panama City, DUI, no valid DL.
SSeptember 6: Lisa Carr Young,
Mexico Beach, battery.

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into entering markets they've been
bypassing," he said.
Buchanan, who joined St. Joe
Commercial two years ago, over-
sees retail development efforts in
the Tallahassee area at
Southwood,, a master-planned
community which is being devel-
.oped by Arvida, and in Panama
City Beach.
Altogether, St. Joe Commercial
is developing approximately
250,000-square feet of commercial
space in north Florida worth more
than $25 million.
"Initially the big box, tenants
were 'focusing on Destin, then
Sandestin, and now they're looking
at Panama City Beach," said
Buchanan.
Buchanan said another trend
could mean exciting new opportu-
nities for north Florida residents.
"Lifestyle centers are strong right
now," Buchanan said. "Department
stores that typically look for
enclosed malls are very interested
in alternative environments, a
resort store in an open-air lifestyle
center, especially In tourist mar-
kets like over, in Walton CourIt.r.
Destin and Panama City Beach.
can do a lot better sales than a
store in a million-square foot mall,"
he said. Americans want more per-
sonality now,", h6 said.


General Fund
Voted Debt.


ESTIMATED REVENUES
TAXES
Ad Valorem Taxes 6.000 mills
Utility Taxes
Telecom Service Tax
Licenses & Permits
State Shared Revenue
Other Local Unit Revenues
Other Revenues
TOTAL REVENUES
Cash Carry Forward
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES


EXPENDITURES / EXPENSES
Administration
Police Department
Fire Department
Street Department
Health & Welfare
Parks & Recreation
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Contingency
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENSES
AND CONTINGENCY


TOTAL BUDGET FY 2003/2004
TOTAL GENERAL FUND
TOTAL WATER & SEWER
TOTAL CEMETERIES
TOTAL GRANTS
GRAND TOTAL 2003/2004 BUDGET


from Page 1


water, where mosquitoes flock and
lay eggs.
One of the more insidious
aspects to West Nile, in addition to
the lack of any antibiotic or vaccine
to treat the disease it causes, is
that symptoms are so common
and, often, initially so mild.


According to information from
the website WestNileFever.com,
some of those infected showed no
symptoms, others only mild illness
with a slight fever, headaches,
some dizziness and body aches.
But in others it can produce
severe nausea and vomiting and,


comfort.looking into bright lights,
confusion and sleepiness.
The local case of meningitis.
Kent said, had been diagnosed
early a key and determined to
be bacterial, another key in treat-
ing.the disease.
"The bacterial type tends to be
more" dangerous and potentially
fatal, Kent said.'
Viral meningitis is generally
less severe and typically resolves
Itself without treatment, according
to the Florida Department of
Health.
Bacterial meningitis, in con-.
trast, can result in brain damage,
hearing loss and learning disabili-
ty,, and must, be treated \\ith
antibiotics.
However, isolation and -treat-.
ment with antibiotics, particularly
early .in the onset of the illness, as
was the case with the Gulf County
man, greatly reduces the risk of
death and serious long-term side
effects.
Kent said the ill man was doing
well under a regimen of antibiotics
at press time and a full recovery is '
expected.. :
Kent said the Health'
Department has been working
back over .the man's activities over
: the past' 10 days r so'- .symptoms
of bacterial meningitis typically
manifest themselves in three to 10
days and progresses rapidly to
determine who has been in cl6se
contact with the man.
"We've run down any direct
contact, someone within three feet
or so," Kent addes.
While bacterial meningitis is
not airborne, is not spread by:
casual contact and is not as conta-
gious as a common cold 'or flu, it
can be spread through exchange of
respiratory.or throat secretions, for
examplee through coughing, 'sneez-
ing or'kissing. ,:'
Kent said there is no cause for
public alarm.'
"But if people are sick, they
should go to their local physician,"
Kent said.


6.0000
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GENERAL FUND
$219,592.00
$127,215.00
$70,000.00
$6,500.00
$112,500.00
$30,235.00
$23,047:00
$589,089.00
$40,000.00
$629,089.00


$180,949.00
$34,842.00
$62,999.00
$225,604.00
$10,070.00
$58,366.00
$572,830.00
$56,259.00

$629,089.00


$629,089.00'
$493,400.00
$24,172.00
$204,758.00
$1,351,419.00


even more serious, neurological
damage and encephalitis, for which
the rapid onset of headaches, high
fever, stiff neck, confusion, coma,
muscle weakness and, as local
folks heartbreakingly learned this
.week, death are symptomatic.
'That's one of the things about
it, one person may be quite fine,
the next person may have a full-
blown case," Kent said.
The local cases could be text-
book examples.
The 57-year-old man had
symptoms ranging from mild to
,severe, particularly characterized
by extended severe vomitmn, over a
penod lasting more than a month
before blood tests revealed the anti-
bodies that would indicate \West
Nile viral infection.
The woman, meanwhile, was
perfectly healthy for her age as one
weekend began and had passed
awiay by the end of the next.
'As a precaution. Kent said his
office is going back over charts,
looking at cases diagnosed as flu
for the potential that health offi-
cials are dealing with something
more serious. ,
Should a person be tested if
they are bitten by a mosquito?:
The answer, health officials
said, is no, but they emphasized
that vigilance is important and if an
individual is bitten bya mosquito
and symptoms develop, they
'- should see a doctor as soon as pos-
sible.
S, "You need to be proactive and
talk to your local physician," Kent,
said.
The incubation period, the time
between infection and the onset of
disease symptoms, ,is five to 15
days, health officials said.
Fewer than 1 percent of people
infected with West Nile virus devel-
op encephalitis, with mortality
rates of those hospitalized with
West Nile-caused encephalitis
ranging from 3 to 15 'percent,
according to health officials.
1Therefore less than 1 percent of
:1,000 people, infected with West
Nile virus die.
Painfully, county residents can
now place a human face to those
numbers.
For more information contact
the Health Department at 227-
1276, ext. 103.
The website WestNile
Fever.com and the website for the
Centers of Disease Control also
contain helpful information about
West Nile virus and the prevention
of mosquito-borne diseases


Publigh September 11, 2003


Bacterial Meningitis Diagnosed


In A Gulf County Resident


BUDGET SUMMARY

CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA

FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET
EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF WEWAHIT'CHKA
ARE 13.0 PERCENT LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.

Millage per $1,000


NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX


INCREASE



The City of Wewahitchka has tentatively adopted a
measure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy................$213,447.00
B. Less tax reductions due to Value
Adjustment Board and other
:: assessment'changes....................$ 411.00
S C. Actual property tax levy:.............$213,036.00


This year's proposed tax levy.,..........$231,149.00


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a

public hearing on the tax increase to be held on:


Tuesday, September 16, 2003

6:00 P.M., Central Standard Time

at

Wewahitchka City Hall

109 South 2nd Street

Wewahitchka, Florida 32465



A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and

the budget will be made at this hearing.

Publish September 11, 2003


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL
BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF
THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY
AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


Publish Sept. 11, 2003


NOTICE OF SMALL

SCALE MAP AMENDMENT
LAND USE CHANGE
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes
to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2003 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING 5.913 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF, LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF, SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 6
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FROM AGRICULTURAL TO MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESI-
DENTIAL LOW DENSITY PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on
Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. ET. in the Gulf
County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court
IHouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe. FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court'House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensive plan amendment ordinance.












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Beach for Over 70 Yeas P. A
County Swats/
Sprays Problem ...... Ps. 3A
Discussing Future
of Education........ Pg. 4A
Hawks World
Series Bound...... Pg. IOA.
Arvido Unveils
Beach Club ...... P: 7A
Low Enforcement News .' Pg. 3A
Sports........... Pgs. 9-12A
Society......... .. Pg. 2
Obituaries ...... Pg. 28
Church News......... Pg.4
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Gulf Commissioners
Working on Budget
Gulf commissioners held the-
first of two scheduled workshops.tq
look at their upcoming budget
Monday afternoon, making it
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By the end of the session, com-
missioners had arrived at a millage
rate that was slightly less that last
year's rate of 6.5286 mills, down to
6.4033 mills. This still represents a
sizable tax increase for the board
since roll back numbers (the mill-
age rate required to raise the same
amount of dollars as last year after
taking into account the increase of
property tax values) is 5'.825 mills.'
The board will continued visit-
ing the budget Wednesday after-
noon after The Stars press time.,
Several areas in the budget were
impacted by increases, with Insur-
ance being the biggest gain at over
$200.000.
In order to get back to the roll
back rate the board would have to
cut approximately $1.175 million
from last year's budget. Once a ten-
tative budget has been reached, the
board will give the numbers to
Property Appraiser Kesley Colbert
(by August 4) for notices of budgets
and public hearings to be set.


"Real estate has become one of
our leading Industries," said
Publisher Wille Ramsey. "As such.
we felt we needed a product pro-
duced locally to address local real
estate needs."
So. Star Publishing has
launched a monthly real estate
guide that will be distributed to
10.000 subscribers of The. Star.
The Apalachlcola Times and The
Carrabelle Times. Another 10.000
copies will be distributed with the
company's popular Panhandle
Beacon and Panhandle Hook and
Trigger publications.
For several years the growing
numbers of real estate brokers and
salesmen In our circulation area
have met with great success using
advertising in these publications,
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the Franklln County, Gulf County
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real estate-r late businesses will
be added In the future.
Guide differs from other guides in
two significant ways, Ramsey
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The first is that this guide
includes stories about the locals
real estate market. Staff writers
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Values Up $228 Million


Taxable Property Values Total Over $1.323 Billion-Up 17.25%


by Tim Croft
The evidence is everywhere.
.New developments sprouting
like mushrooms In a cow pasture
after a heavy rain.
Finely appointed houses rising
where woods existed just a year
ago.
The cape draped in construc-'
tion crews, trucks carrying build-
ing materials threading across C-
30 IPke Patton in the Ardennes.
Lots Increasing In value with-
out one foot of concrete being
poured. I
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Property values in Gulf County
are spiking like the NASDAQ of the
late 1990s, the only caveat in that
comparison being that this isn't
likely a bubble of any kind.
According to preliminary num-
bers released by Property
Appraiser Kesley Colbert. the
county realized another double-
digit increase in taxable, property
value this year. the third straight
year values have risen so dramati--
cally. '
The preliminarymnumbers show
that taxable property value in the.
county total $1.323,748.292.
That's $1.323 billion.
'That is up 17.25 percent from
'last years total of $1.095.360.589.
when property values in the coun-.
ty exceeded $1 billion for the first
time.
And. keep'in mind. these are
preliminary numbers. Considering
the construction, development or
property enhancements that seem
to occur daily, by the time num-


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cent in 2001 compared to the pre-
vious year. and 13.83 in 2002.
. In 2000. the jump didn't reach
double digits, but, it was still a
healthy 8.76 percent.
In the past five years, property
values have all but doubled, from
$676 million in 1998 to the current
$1.323 billion.. .
And the county isn't filling the
only chair at the party.
In the City of Port St. Joe.
-property values will rise more than
$10 million this year. from $157.97
million to just over $168 million.
reversing the dark years between
1999 and 2001 in the aftermath of
the closing of the mill.
In Wewahltchka. where the
total appraised value of property
was ust $23.9 million in 1998. this
year's taxable value is at $38.5 mfl-
lon.a rise of Just over $3 million
from last year.
Perry Mason could make tile
case without a confession. Is all In
the numbers.


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Answers for Traffic Light

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7 r, F-I:- D ... ,: -. Ir.I of
Transportation may have a solur
tlon for what ails the intersection of
U.S. s8 and First Street in PortSt.
Joe.
Or it may not
A year after telling Jocal offi-
cials that tramc studies provided
no Justification for turn lanes at an
intersection that has grown
Increasingly a minefield. thePFDOT
is indicating there are after all,
potential solutions one long-term.
the other short-term.
"Now they are deciding the
geometry of. the intersection .war-
ranted doing something," said Bill
Kennedy of Preble Rlsh. the engi-
neering company for the city:
Specifically. a letter written by
Charley Locke in 'the"


School Board Adopts

Tentative '03-'04 Budget
by Tim Croft
During its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Gulf County
School Board established a tentative budget for the next fiscal year.
The total budget Is some $500.000 more than last year's. or about
$11.576 million, and, more importantly for taxpayers. will carry aJump In
the -mllage rateof slightly more than a quarter of a mill.
The village rate, which was 6.8750 last year. is tentatively set at
7.1330 for the 2003-2004 fiscal year.
A mill represents $1 for every $1.000 of assessed value.
The quarter of a mill jump is almost entirely centered around a rise in
the village rate for capital Improvements. in other words bricks and mor-
tars.
SThe district, despite, actually due in part to, a more than 17 percent
Increase in property values In the county, Is also somewhat hamstrung by
the state's requirement for local effort funding.
This year, the state has set local effort millage at 5.2920. up from
5.2640.
That means the district is required to bring in some 64 percent of the
total budget funding Gulf County schools.
That Is an 18.51 percent increase In required local funding, in terms
of dollars, from last yar, and continues a trerd of the past five or sx years
In which more and more of the district's budget is footed by local taxpay-
ers.
Last year, the district was required to fund 55 percent of the overall
budget
And, one more number to mull, Given the Jump in local property rates.
the rollback village rate for required local funding would be 4.4655. The
state established it at the 5.2920.
Th1at Is set by the slate, said superintendent Jerry Kelley. "We have
absolutely no discretion In that."
And should, say, the district choose to set a lower mlllage rate for local.
effort funding, It would stand to forfeit some $4.65 million In slate funds.
According to a spokeswoman with the Florida Department of
Education, the Legislature establishes unadjusted local effort funding for
the entire state in ts education budget each year
(See School Board on Page 8A)


permits/design division 'in the' makers) about that intersection."
FDOT .1f.- .', *r, r .-,,a: -. The numbers bear out
that. -r ..71O,-,. -i ji,.,...uf Johnson's statements.
and westbound left-turn nes on h o acdt
.1U.S. 98) at. First Seet are Justified
based on restricted sight dis-' at the intersection in all of 2000.
Lances." therere were 10 n 2001 and 15 last
The letter goes on to say that year. '.
adding two 12-foot turn lanes at Most of those o eurred after
the intersection would require. tr..- .,-, ..., .1 ..I trifT. .- L l .ti 1
right-of-way acquisitions or ease-, trI r ii-.e:u;r ,
ments, which would "dictate this Trougs July 15, there had
project beaming a candidate proj- been five this year. Putting 2003 on
eet for the Departmentsce Fe-Year ma a theprous two
Work Program."
That program is. In basic years.
terms, a blueprint five years out of "Thats pretty consistent." said
the projects the FDOT considers Actng Chief James Hersey of the
priority and would include in its Port t. JoePoliceDepartment. We
basic annual, funding request to are looking at -hitting 10- to 15
the Florida Legislature. : again this year. Over the past three
.As Locke pointedbout in the let-. years accidents have gone up,
ter written in April. that would what. 1.000 percent."
project, at least five years In the. Thecause. Hersey noted..was
future.
reform are cons ng easily deduced.
-Thmodierefor wing the consderingpavem .Vehicles making left turns onto
markingsby narrowing the qsng Flrst S neet are sluckby onomang
lane widths to accommodate the vehicles which switched from the
addition of eastbound and west- inside to the outside lane to avoid
bound left-turn lanes," Locke'S let- waiting on vehicles In front of them
ter continued. in the Inside lane.
If. and that would seem a fair- Those trying to turn onto First
ly significant If, the FDOT could Street see the oncoming outside
accomplish the narrowing of e6ist- lane initially clear, make the turn
Ing lanes to create turn lanes,
"pavement marking modifications an suddenly nd vehicle ead
could be completed In approxl- ing their way.
innately 6 to 9 months." Locke And as Kennedy noted, the
wrote. geometry of the intersection Is as It
The FDOT Is also recommend- always has been, but the tramlic
ng thatthe city add southbound load, as downtown business
tur laneon First Street to Improve increases and the amount of
the turn radius to assist truck traf- tourists in the area Increases, has
ic+ .Increased quantluly.
Which leaves everything, well. atr Intersecton didn't have
kind of murky at the moment. turn signals to begin ith."
Any timetable for FDOT. aton Kenndy said. The intersection
along te lines outlined by Locke is hsnt nedyhanged. he intraletihas
unclear at tlls time o hs Andtas e raffincreas
Locke. and FDOT district changed. And as tracncrease
spokesperson .Tommie Spelghts you'll have more accidents."
were out of town until later this Hersey faults. In part the
week and unavailable for comment. roadway markings. As opposed to
The only Issue for many 'here .the area around Second Street, .the
locally, or the motorists who have white lines delineating lanes Is not
either collided or Just missed calli- solid. There are no signs or mark-
slons In recent weeks, Is that ngs prevening traffic from chang-
something nmusabe done. ing lanes.
That is a dangerous interec- .Once it gels properly marked
tlon." said Greg Johnson. who has '
observed eral accident at the. we can start educating the public.-
IntHesectlon In recent weeks. "We HereCy noted.
need to bring some pressure to Which leaves the Issueaquare-
bear on the DOT and (local law- ly in the FDOTs lane.


research and write on various top-
ics of interest to homebuyers and
investors.
No other real estate guide serv-
ing this area does this. Ramsey
pointed out.
The other difference is in dis-
tribution.
"The 20.000 copies of this
guide .distributed make it the
largest, by far. of any distribution
in this area. Our circulation dou-
bles, and even quadruples, the cir-
culation of other real estate adver-
tising products," Ramsey said.
Adding to that Impact. he
explained, is that half of that circu-
lation goes to subscribers of our
newspapers. Paid circulation is
universally recognized as quality
circulation, he continued.
Additional-,
.. Ramsey
S hinted out, a
'cent survey
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S'ocrs.ent of
S Ided, own
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-ine residents.
These are
the very eo e
our real estate firms are trying to
j r. 9.000 copies
will be distributed with our
Panhandle Beacon and Hook &
Trigger publications. Additional
copies will be available at real
estate offices and other key points
throughout our area," he
explained.
"We are combining targeted
circulation with paid circulation in
r- rf--i t- il-- -*jt. -'t-ur" the
At the same time., we want to
help keep our local readers current
on real estate trends and develop-
ments in the event they want to
enter the market or consider sell-
Ing/Ramasey said.


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Taking A Journey To Dreamland



Jim Kearce Travels to Cooperstown il ,ll 1 -


by Tim Croft
For baseball fans and fanatics
alike there is really only one field of
dreams.
Cooperstown.
Named for an-author, made
famous by a man named Doubleday
who allegedly "invented" baseball
among the pines, maples and oaks
of upstate New York. Home of the


Baseball Hall of Fame.
Forget the corn, Kevin Costner
and Shoeless Joe Jackson. The'
place where dreams come true is in
Cooperstown.,
At least that's the case for
dandies of the dugout, miners.of the
diamond, fans of the fungo.
Which makes it the ideal loca-
tion for somebody like Jim Kearce of
Blountstown. who recently had a
dream-.realized -when he ti-r'eled to
Cooperstown.
And received, .through the for-
tunes of marriage, a backstage
glimpse at the Mount Rushmores of
the mound, chewed the gums with a,
few immortals and generally basked
in the golden hour of a Hall of Fame
induction ceremony.
"It was just a phenomenal expe-
rience;" Kearce said after returning
from the late July trip. 'You almost
had to pinch yourself once in a
while, just to make sure you weren't
dreaming."
Particularly when you spend 15
-minutes sitting on a bus, chatting,
with "Rapid Robert" Bob Feller, one
of the all-time great arms to grace a
raised pile of dirt.


Or shake hands and talk to
Warren Spahn, considered one of
the greatest southpaws to ever step
between the lines.
And listen as Spahn and Billy
Williams, the former Cub great,
argue whether a long-ago long-
struck ball was fair or foul.
"Spahn was a Picasso on the
mound," Kearce said. "That was a


highlight."
As was saying hey to the "Say
Hey" kid, Willie Mays. And posing
with photographs with Willie
"Stretch" McCovey.
Or walk and talk among greats
such as Harmon Killebrew and
George Brett.
"If you are not pushy and treat
those people like you'd want to be
treated, approach them with
respect, they are nice as they' can
be," Kearce said.
His trip came about through the
fortunes of love and marriage.
Kearce's youngest son, Matt, a
graduate of Wewahitchka High
School, while in college, happened
to fall in love with Christie Carter,
the oldest daughter of Gary Carter,
the former All-Star catcher with the
Expos and Mets.
"Gary's a special guy," Kearce
said.
Carter fell just shy last year of
the votes needed for induction into
the Hall of Fame.
On July 13, Matt Kearce and
Christie Carter were married, by a
minister named Lucky, which would


Jay Kearce and Yogi Berra Matt Kearce and Willie Mays


pretty well define the month of July
for Jim Kearce.
Because in January, Carter and
Eddie Murray received enough votes
to enter the Hall of Fame during
ceremonies at the end of July, just'
after the Kearce-Carter wedding.
"It could not go to a more

"You almost

had to pinch

yourself once in

awhile, just to

make sure you

weren't dream-

ing."
deserving person," Jim Kearce said
of Carter's induction. "He always
conducted himself as if he was. a
role model if anybody wanted to look
at him like that.
"We geared everything to that
last weekend in July."
When Jim Kearce and his wife,
LeMoyne, journeyed ulth the now-
extended Carter clan to the
Cooperstown for the ceremonies.
Kearce spent 15 minutes on a
bus ride next to Feller. who told
Kearce that when he was nine years
old he was already drawing crowds
with the cannon attached to his
right shoulder.
Kearce called Mays the
"Fairfield Flash" as the young center
fielder was known in his Alabama
hometown, igniting an extended
conversation with the man some
consider the greatest player in the
game's history.
"We hit it off when I called him
that," Kearce said. "He could not
have been nicer."
He met Spahn, rubbed shoul-
ders and traded stories with
McCovey, Brett and Killebrew.
Kearce simply became a kid
again, the kid who played baseball
whenever he could, who played on a
host of levels, counted Dick Howser
as a close friend and who still
recalls the days of all-day on the
da.ond with a glint in the eye.
'The locale will enthrall you?-''
Kearce said of his weekend In
Cooperstown. "You want to get out
to the ballpark."


NOTICE OF SMALL

SCALE MAP AMENDMENT

LAND USE CHANGE

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners proposes
to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2003 -

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND THROUGH PROCE-
DURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-SCALE MAP AMEND-
MENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY UNDER STATE
STATUTES SECTION 163.3187, SPECIFICALLY CHANG-
ING 9.998 ACRES OF A TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND
LYING AND BEING PART OF, SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 9 WEST, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM
AGRICULTURAL TO RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the Gulf
County Board of County Commissioners meeting on
Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf
County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County Court
House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL. A
copy of the ordinance is available for inspection at the Gulf
County Court House in the Clerk's Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to appear at the meet-
ing to be heard regarding the consideration of the compre-
hensive plan amendment ordinance.


LeMoyne Kearce, Gary Carter and Jim Kearce


Jim Kearce, Warren Spahn and Willie McCovey


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:

Preliminary Plat Approval Turtle Dunes Hurley
Booth Parcel ID #6268-152R & #6269-001R -
4.62 acres in, Section 18, Township 9 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum
13 unit subdivision subject to all development reg-
Sulations required by Gulf county.

The public is encouraged to attend,and be heard
on these matters. Information prior to the meeting
can be viewed at the Planning arid Building
Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


Ralph Rish Small Scale Map Amendment


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International Paper Named As Project



Learning Tree Partner of the Year


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The Florida Forestry
Association recently announced
that it has selected International
Paper as the Project Learning Tree
Partner of the Year for 2003, recog-
nizing International Paper's contri-
butions of time, materials and-
grants for us by the state's award-
winning rnatual resources program
for educators International Paper is
the parent company of Arizona
Chemical.
Debbie Sapp, director of educa-
tion for the Florida Forestry
Association, said, "International
Paper has been a stellar partner in
Project Learning Tree over' the
years. Since 1997, their operations
in Florida have supported us not
only witl- funding, but also with
expert foresters and ecologists who
are committed to excellence in
forestry." Sapp continued, "the com-
pany has directly enabled us to con-
duct more than 250 teachertrain-
ings statewide. reaching more than
6,000 educators with tools, activity
guides, and information about the
positive role of Florida's forests."
Jim Fitzgerald. regional manag-
er n~ioiterna noal Paper's Forest
Re-iources' Gulf Operations said,
'We consider this award to be a sig-
nificant display of thanks for what
has been a mutually rewarding
partnership with the Florida
Forestry Association, and we're hon-
ored. In fact, Project Learning Tree
underscores our messages about
forest care, renewability of natural
resources, and the manner in which
our forests can stimulate many
types of learning-so it's been a
pleasure for us to reach Florida's
teachers through such an excep-.
tional program."
Numerous educational and
environmental awards have been
given to Project Learning Tree,
which was begun in 1973 and now
includes programs in all 50 states
and ten countries. The goal of the
program is to encourage teachers to
use the forest as a "window" on the
world-to increase students' under-
standing of the environment; stimu-
late critical and creative thinking;
develop students' ability to make
informed decisions on environmen-
tal issues; and instill the commit-
ment to take responsible action on
behalf of the environment. Between


Select Shot

Golf Tourney

September 20th
The Gulf County 'Senior
Citizens, with the help of St. Joseph
Bay Country Club, is holding- a
mixed four person team select shot
event. This is a, benefit for the Gulf
County Senior Citizens and every-
one playing must meet the handicap
requirement shown on the entry
form.
There will be $10,000 awarded
to a person that makes a hole in one
on hole #7, witnessed by a commit-
tee member. There will be prizes
awarded to the longest drive, closest,
to the center line, and closest to the'
pin. The prizes will be given to red,
gold and white tee golfers. There will
be trophies for the first place team
and $300.00, second place. team will
receive $200.00, and third place
team will receive $100.00.
The entry fee is $50.00 per per-
son, which covers cart, greens fees,
and the buffet dinner after the tour-
nament. All players are welcome
and the public is encouraged to
come out and have some fun.
To register your team by phone,
call Jerry Stokoe at 229-8466 or
229-8440.
Entry forms are available at the
following locations: St. Joseph Bay
Country Club, Triple B Sports
Supply, Roy's Hardware, and the
Senior Citizen's Center in Port St.
Joe.


30,000 and 50,000 teachers are
trained in Florida each year. The
Florida Forestry Association
ensures that the program reaches
the Spanish-speaking population
too, making available materials and
student guides in Spanish.
International Paper Forestry
Project Leader Donnie Fleming of
Jay, and Forest Operations Team
Leader.Gary Howell of Glen St: Mary
will attend the' Florida Forestry
Association's annual meeting in St.
Augustine, to receive the award.
Both are professional foresters and
have been active' contributors in
Project Learning Tree for years.
International Paper's forest
Resources business, 'part of the


company's Forest Products group, is
headquartered inr Savannah,
'Georgia. The business manages the
company's forestlands and wood'
fiber supply. International Paper is
the largest private landowner in the
U.S. with. 9 million acres pf forest-
land. The company is also the
world's largest tree seedling grower,
producing some 200 million new
pine and hardwood trees each year
and planting nearly 150 million of
those new seedlings on its own
forestland. All of the company's U.S.
forestlarids are third-party certified
to the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative program, an independent
certifications system that ensures
the perpetual planting, growing and


harvesting of trees while protecting
wildlife, plants, soil, air and water
quality. And, International. Paper
has a long-standing policy of, using
no wood from endangered forests.
In the U.S. alone, International
Paper has protected, more than half
a million acres of unique and envi-
r6nmentally important habitat on.
company forestlands through con-
servation easements and land
transactions with environmental
groups. Headquartered in the
United States, International Paper
people are dedicated to managing
the world's greatest renewable
resource, trees, in Florida. and
throughout the United States.


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Sharks Take Bite Out of



Bulldogs with 45-0 Win


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A fumble on the exchange
between the center and quarter-
back on the first play from scrim-
mage may have been the only mis-
cue for the Sharks in the first quar-
ter, as they reeled off 26 unan-
swered points en route to a 45-0
victory over Greensboro Friday
night.
The Sharks, ranked #9 in' the


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325 yards on 34 carries, while
passing for 144 yards.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
connected, with Randall Johnson
on the second play from scrimmage
for 34 yards. Two plays later,
McFarland hit Raye Bailey on a.
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Johnson added the extra point to
give the Sharks a 7-0 lead with
9:39 left in the first quarter.
Stephen Besore set up the
Sharks' next score, when he recov-
ered a Bulldog fumble on the
Greensboro 34 yard line. Two plays
later, Johnson took a toss sweep 34
yards down the sideline to put the
Sharks on top 13-0 with 9:08 left in
the first quarter.
After forcing the Bulldogs to
punt, the Sharks took only two
plays to score their third touch-
down of the night. McFarland con-
nected with Bailey again, this time
tor a 54 yard touchdown. Johnson
added the extra point to extend the
Sharks' lead to 20-0 with 6:03 left
In the quarter.
Port St. Joe took a 26-0 lead
With 2:59 remaining in the quarter,
when Johnson scored from nine
yards out on a toss sweep. Johnson
also had a 14 yard run during the
drive, while Garrett Garland had a
34 yard run:
The Sharks went up 32-0 mid-
way through the second quarter,
when Johnson raced 93 yards for a
touchdown with. 4:54 left in the
half.
Sidney Harris recovered a fum-
ble on the Bulldogs' 15 yard line on
the first play of their ensuing pos-
session. Brandon Thomas capped
off the four play scoring drive with
a three yard touchdown run to give
the Sharks a 38-0 lead with 2:50
remaining in the first.half.
On Port St. Joe's first posses-
sion of the second half, Johnson
capped off a four play 69 yard drive
with a 44 yard touchdown run..
Jake Owens added the extra point .
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with 6B41 lrleft in the third quarter.
"' 'We did some real good things,"
said head coach John Palmer.
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night.wasset up by a fumble recov-
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on the first play from scrimmage for
an 18 yard gain. Two plays later,
Johnny Jones put the Gators on
the .board with a 13 yard touch-
down run on an option play. T. J.
Easter added the point after touch-
down to give the Gators a 7-0 lead
with 10:54 left in the first quarter.
Midway through the first,
Munroe's Clark Purvis scooped up
a fumble by Jones, and returned it
40 *rards to the Wewahitchka one
yard line. That set up a one yard
touchdown run by Will Rowan, nar-
rowing the Gators' lead to 7-6 with
4:16 remaining in the first quarter.
On the ensuing kickoff, the
Gators recovered an onside attempt
on the Bobcats 44 yard line. Jones
moved Wewahitchka down the field
with runs of eight, seven, three, two
and 10 yards. Nunnery then
capped off the drive with a 14 yard
touchdown on a quarterback keep-
er to give the Gators a 13-6 lead
with 1:05 left in the first quarter.
Both teams were held scoreless
throughout the second quarter, and
most of the third. Until Nunnery
connected with Jones for a 27 yard
touchdown with :22.2 seconds left
in the third quarter. Easter added
the extra point to give the Gators a
20-6.
Munroe was pinned deep in
their own territory on their next
possession, and attempted a quick
kick on third down. A poor kick, six
yards, and' a three yard return by
the Gators, left Wewahitchka with.
first and goal from the Bobcats'
nine yard line.
On' third and goal, Nunnery
connected with Trey Goodwin for a
nine yard touchdown to put the
Gators up 26-6 with 9:56 left in the
game.
Wewahitchka extended its lead
to-32-6 with 5:40 remaining. On
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with Steve Peak for a 41 yard
touchdown.
The Gators' final touchdown of
the night came with :18.6 seconds
left in the game, when Nunnery
completed a 17 yard pass to Blake ,
Norris for a 38-6 lead. Nunnery set.
up the touchdown with runs of
eight and 34 yards.
"I'm proud of the way we came
back and battled in the second half.
If we can ever put two halves
together, we're going to be a good
football team," said Winchester.
Nunnery completed nine of his


17 pass attempts for 187 yards.
fqur touchdowns and one intercep-
tion. He also rushed for 72 yards on
six carries and 'scored one touch-
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Steve Peak had three caches
for 86 yards and a touchdo\\n:
Blake Norris had three receptions
for 54 yards and a touchdo\\i:
Johnny Jones had two catches for
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Trey Goodwin had one reception for
a nine yard touchdown.
Jones picked up 87 yards on
23 carriesnranq scored .one itouItn-
down; while Norris had 24 yards
rushing on five carries.
Score by Quarters
Gators 13 0 7 18 38
Bobcats 6 0 0 0- 6


STATISTICS
WHS
First Downs 10
Rushes/Yards 36/186
Passing Yards 187
Total Yards 373
Passes 9/17/1
Penalties/Yards 4/40
Fumbles/Lost 7/3
Punts/Avg. 1/33


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Blaze Take Third Place In Tourney


The Blaze baseball team trav-
eled to Niceville last weekend to
compete in the Labor Day Classic
12 & Under baseball tournament.
The went 3-2 in the five team tour-
nament to take third place.
Game 1
The Blaze defeated Ala Express
9-2 in their opening game.
Bo Hardman gave up .two runs
and struck out 10 batters in four
innings on the mound. Ryan
Leaman struck out three batters in
his one .inning of relief.
Leaman and Kyle Sapp each
had two hits. Jason Thompson had
a double; while Chris Peak, Cody
Wade, Josh Mitchell, and Jarrod
Mock each added a single.
Game 2
The Blaze suffered a 4-2 loss to
Niceville in the second game.
Josh Lollie gave up two runs
and struck out two batters in his
four innings on the mound. Ryan
Leaman pitched two shut-out
innings in relief; while Cody Wade
gave up two runs and struck out
two batters in his inning of relief.
Wade had a single at the plate,
and scored both runs for the Blaze.
Kyle Sapp had an RBI triple.
Game 3
The Blaze bounced. back in


game three to defeat Dothan 13-8.
Bo Hardman started on the
mound, and allowed two runs in his
two innings. Kyle Sapp gave up one
run on no hits, and struck out four
batters in his three innings of relief.
Kyle Sapp led the offense with
three singles. Josh Mitchell had a
hit and scored three runs. Baylon
Price scored two runs; while Jarrod
Mock, Cody Wade, Jason
Thompson, Josh Lollie and Steven
Babb each scored one run.
Game 4
The Blaze defeated Niceville 13-
9 in their fourth game of the tour-
nament.
Chris Peak gave up seven runs
and struck out four batters in his
three innings on the mound. Cody
Wade. allowed one run and struck
out one batter in his one inning of
relief.
Kyle Sapp led the Blaze at the
plate, with a single, double, triple
and scored twice. Cody Wade had a
hit and scored three runs. Baylon
Price scored twice; while Josh
Mitchell, Jarrod Mock, Chris Peak,
Josh Lollie, Bo Hardman and
Steven Babb each scored one run.
t Game 5
The Blaze suffered a 13-9 loss
to Niceville in their final game of the


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tournament.
Cody Wade gave up four runs
and struck out one batter in his two
innings on the mound. Steven Babb
allowed six runs in his two innings
of relief; while Kyle Sapp struck out
one and gave up two runs in two
innings of relief.
Cody Wade and Kyle Sapp each


had a single, triple and scored two
runs. Steve Babb had a pair of sin-
gles and scored two runs. Jarrod
Mock and Jason Thompson each
had a double. Josh Lollie, Bo
Hardman and Mock each scored
one run.,
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big wins in the 125cc class. This
AMA sanctioned event drew riders
from all over the. southeast and as
far away as Colorado:
Peevy won both the 125 B and
the 12-15 schoolboy class. In the
first ten lap qualifier heat of the
schoolboy class, Matt was fourth
out of the gate as the racers jammed
up in the first turn bumping and
rubbing handlebars. By the end of
the second lap, Matt had worked his
way up to second and was wheel to
wheel coming through the whoop
section with the first place rider
from Alabama. Matt blew by him in
the whoop section to take over first.
place and went on for the win. In
the 15 lap main event, Matt grabbed
the hole shot and then took off from
the rest of the pack. He was running
twenty second lap times and had
such a huge lead he lapped up to

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the 4th place rider. The 125 B class
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'Ihis was my first arenacross
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18th Coastal Cleanup Sept. 20th


Gulf county residents and visi-
tors alike are invited to join thou-
sands of other volunteers through-
out the state on Saturday,
September 20th, and participate in
the Florida Coastal Cleanup spon-
sored by the Ocean Conservancy.
So why volunteer? To quote a
12 year Cleanup veteran, "The easy
answer is that it's nice to have a
clean beach. But more importantly,
we funnel the inventory of the trash
we find to The Ocean Conservancy,
arid they're able to look for changes
in trends.".
There will be two locations to
choose from:
Cape San Blas Fire Station at
8:00 a.m. to be assigned a cleanup
area of the beaches from Cape San
Bias to Indian Pass. The first 120
volunteers at the Cape San Blas


Gulf County Genealogical
Society welcomes Winston Chester,
a native of Quincy, and fifth gener-
ation north Floridian, to speak at.
their September meeting.
Mr. Chester attended the
University of Florida on a football
scholarship where he received a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Physical Education. He later com-
pleted a Master of Educational
Administration degree from the
University of West Florida and an
Educational Specialist degree from
Florida State University.
He has taught and coached in
the Bay district, school system for
30 years and 'currently teaches
outdoor education and physical
education at Mosley High School.
He and his wife, Gail, live on
North Bay in Southport where they
enjoy fishing for speckled trout and
redfish.
His latest book is "Full Box"
100 Years of Fishing and Boat
Building History in Bay County,
the Legendary Stories of the Men
Who Built the Industry, published
by Fiie in the Water Publishing.;
The Gulf County Genealogical
Society would like to invite every-
one to their.meeting on Saturday,
September 13th, at which Mr.


Fire Station will receive a free t-
shirt to commemorate the event
and a free goody bag with water
and give-aways from our local
sponsors. At noon, there will be a
free catered bar-b-que at the fire
station with live music by John
Mazz and exciting prizes. To volun-
teer prior to the event, sign up
sheets can be found at the follow-
ing locations: Scallop Cove, The
Entrance, Piggly Wiggly, Movie
Gallery, and other area locations.
For further information, contact
Anne Anderson at 850-647-3112 or
email Beachcleanup@gtcom.net.
Or:
Beacon Hill Park at 8:00 a.m.
to be assigned a cleanup area of the
bay' or beaches in Port St. Joe,
Highland view, St. Joe Beach, or
Beacon Hill. The Gulf and East Bay


Chester will be speaking. The meet-
ing will be held in the meeting
room of the Port St. Joe Library
from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon.
Any used books that are in
good shape may be dropped off at
the library or at "Central
Electronic". 324 Reid Avenue, Port
St. Joe. These books ate needed for
book sales to benefit the "Friends
of the Library Building Funds".


Helping Hands

Bake Sale,
The lucky winner of the hum-
mingbird cake,, made by Andrea
Williams, was, Norman Bixler of
Port St. Joe at the Scallop Festival.
The Helping Hands' volunteers
thank the people who made cakes,
or other goodies to raise money to
benefit senior citizens.
The next fundraising event is
scheduled for September 26th at
the Port St. Joe Senior Citizens
Center. Watch The Star for details.

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Turtle Patrol will be there with an
educational display. They will also
have a few feathered visitors from
the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary.
Participants will meet back at the
park at noon to receive a free tote
bag and other goodies provided by
local sponsors. Those who would
like to join volunteers at the Cape
San Blas Fire Station are invited for
the free bar-b-que after the event.
For further information or to sign
up prior to September 20th, con-
tact Paula Boone at 850-647-5031
or email paboone2hotmail.com.

Gulf County

Juvenile Justice

Council
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will be meeting
Thursday, September 18th, at 4:00
p.m. (EDT) at the Gulf County
Library (Hwy 71N) in Port St. Joe
Membership is open to the
public. Anyone is welcome, and
encouraged to attend. For further
details and information, please
contact Don Washabaugh at (850)
227-7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/Gulf
Domestic Violence Council meets at
3:30 p.m. The public is also
encouraged to attend.

Panhandle PJayers'

Auditions Begin

September 15
The Panhandle Players are
proud to announce its Fall 2003
production of "The Odd Couple", a
comedy by Neil Simon. Auditions
for the eight male and two female
roles will be held Monday,
September 15, and Thursday,
September 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola.
Performance dates for "The
Odd Couple" are November 7th and
8th, and rehearsals will take place
at the Dixie. In addition to acting,
help is needed behind the scenes
with props, costumes, set design,
and stage assistance. For more
-information, call 670-8261.


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MLS#93987 $699,900


Gulf Front, Indian Pass Circa 1903'Huge Key
West style 3 BR/3.5 BA home. Completely renovated &
restored to code with style! 1.18 acre, 90 X 517 GF lot
w/magnificent views. FEDERAL FLOOD. 12'9" ceilings,
bahama shutters, custom gourmet kitchen, heart pine
floors, 5 FP, gulfview jacuzzi on wrap around porch, DR,
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OTO many extras, must see to believe. Offered at
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acres. MLS#96587. $750,000. View on our
website www.C216CR.com, and call Susie
White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600.


136 S. Oak St. Indian Pass Subdivision -
Custom built home w/ open design. All cypress interi-
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Insurance available: $425,000.00 MLS#965911.
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custom built home, open living area, energy efficient, in 105 41st Street, Mexico Beach Beachside
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sepc hookup ML#7 2 000 the other, fully furnished. Brick with wood trim, separate
backyard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space.
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18th Annual

Goat Day Set

For Oct 18
It is time for Goat Dayl The
18th annual event will feature more
arts and crafts, food, games, and
entertainment than ever before.
Last year, attendance was over
10,000.
The most popular attraction,
the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement,
will offer pioneer exhibitions and
illustrations, demonstrations, and
good old-fashioned entertainment.
Royal City, 14 year old Kacy
Lynn, and many other groups will
be performing.
There will be games for the
whole family. Horseshoes, digging
for pennies and chasing greasy pigs
are just some of the featured
games.
There will be a Jackpot Goat
Show'sponsored by the 4Hers.
Vendors will be offering
authentic arts, crafts, and delight-
ful treats.
Goat Day begins at 9:00 a.m.
CT, Saturday, October 18, in Sam
Atkins Park Recreation Area in
Blountstowri. Admission is $1.00.
perperson.
For more information, call 674-
4519, 674-8883, or 674-5449.


PSJ Garden

Club News
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
will start the new year on
September. 1lth with a 12:00 pot,
luck luncheon. A business meeting.
will follow to address the activities
planned for the year. The public is
invited to attend the meeting at the
Garden Center on 8th Street.


Red Hat

Society
The Red 'Hat Society will be
holding an interest meeting. For all
those, interested in becoming a
member there will be a luncheon at
the Sea Level Cafe on St. Joe Beach
at 11:30 am -CT September 22.
Reservations are required.
For more information please
call Bev Aclin at 648-4365 or Ilene
Schreiner at 648-2447.


Guardian Ad

Litem Class
Guardian ad Litem volunteers
are powerful voices in the lives of
abused and neglected children in
our community.
You can make a difference.
Volunteer and speak up for a child!
Call 747-5180 for more -informa-
tion. Training begins soon.

Amateur

Wine Makers

Workshop
The Gulf County Extension
-Service and the St. Joe Gardeni
.Club will host a Wine Makers
Workshop on Monday, September
15th, at 7:00, p.m. EST. 'It will be
held at the St. Joe Garden Club
located at 216 8th Street in Port St.
Joe.
Rodger and Marcia Price, own-
ers of Harmony Vineyard in Altha,
will conduct the workshop.
Everyone is invited.

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3ares There is also a 2 bedroom house, 2 cabrn. 10
R\ hook-ups and 3 large fish ponds Outstanding
fi .if L.,. in.estment opportun'tv 579,900


MLS#96354 5858 Ganley Road This 3 bedroom,
2 bath mobile home sits on 5 beautiful acres, with 2 to
3 acres already cleared. The home had a fireplace and
is very well kept; $68,900.


MN LSrn94569 _-:.' E.., bn ljl-.. ls.u: -
t- r,:.r'. [hi: t ir,.iul t,.dr .-o J ba.h ho~pe in
Treasure Bay. $435,900.


MLS#97032 162 Cape Pointe Dr ni.l 3 The
Club at Cape San Bias; Gulf View, 3 bedroom 2.5
bath Townhouse. Beautifully landscaped, tropical
setting and Old Florida architecture. New
Construction! $489,900.'









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









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MLS#94894 7408 Americus Gorgeous, 3 bed-
room, 2.5 bath home in St Joe Beach has just been
completed. Home sits on a beautiful 150 x 150 comer
lot and has all of the extras that anyone could want,
Call t6day for an appointment. $485,000










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


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


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


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Stumpy Needs

A Home
Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Stumpy, a boston bull terrier mix
puppy. (pictured); Tiki, a male jack
russell/beagle cross ; Polly, a
multi-colored female kitty, four
months old; Sam, a year old tan
colored lab, neutered and FREE;
Turbo,.a beautiful eight month old
male mix; Dominique, a white male
lab, already neutered with shots,
FREE; Jetson, a reddish brown
semi-longhaired male.
SHomer, a nice creme colored
lab male; Princess, a nice female
mixed breed about fifteen months
old; and a large number of kittens.
Please come see!
During the month of August,
17 dogs and 10 cats were adopted,
and 27 dogs and 17 cats were euth-
anized; three dogs were returned to
owners. For more information, con-
tact the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
Humane. Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


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MLS#97257- 9255 Starhh Dr St Joe Beach 2
bedroom, I bath mobile home in e\celnt conditionon
Full\ furmshed including narshr ,& dryer S99,500


MLS#94958 198 Lahona Ave.- Thil 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
tract is 275 x 149 and the seller will consider selling the lots
separately. Great Commercial Opportunity! $125,000










MLS#97034 162 Cape Pointe Dr. Unit B2 -
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo at The Club at
Cape San Blas. This development boasts "Old
Florida" architecture and will have beautifully land-
scaped grounds for a perfect tropical setting.
Amenities include a pool anid hot tub. $489,900.

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New 3 bedroom, 3 bath home has panoramic views of
the Gulf & Bay. This home is located in an X Flood
Zone, has 2 zone heating, walk around decks, stainless
steel appliances and granite counter tops. $625,000


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Gulf Front
MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
MLS#95237 Windmark Beach $925,000
MLS#963.80 Indian Pass $595,000
MLS#95458 Cape San Blas $425,000

Bay View/Commercial
MLS#96250 Port St. Joe $325,000
MLS#97149 Port St. Joe $795,900


MLSa96703 i09A 37th Street Gulf \Vie 3 bed-
room, 2 bAth 'th A ll of th e\tra- Cathed-al cell-
ings hardy.ood floor gas fireplace and la ree deck.
Relax and enjoy the cool Gulf bree:es from this spa-
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MLS#96633 4402 B Hwy. 98 New construction 2
bedroom 2.5 bath 'Townhouse in Mexico Beach.
Expected completion by Oct. 1. Covered boat slip
included that will accommodate a 27 foot boat. This
is a Fisherman's Dream. $359,900


MLS#95792: 390 West Arm Drive Ready to move
in! 3 bedroomin 2 bath double wide sitting on 1.3
Acres. Property backs the Beautiful Dead Lakes!
$54,900.
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MLS#96436: 311 Quail Ridge Rd.-' Immaculate 3
bedroom, 3 bath on a beautiful 123 x 264 comer lot.
There are too many amenities to list. This is a fabu-
lous investment at this price!!!! $99,500


MLS#97009 Cabin 2 Mexico Beach 1 bedroom 1
bath Mobile Cabin in Rustic Sands Campground. This
sale is for the cabin only. There is a land lease fee of
$300, that includes everything except your. phone. If
you want a place at the beach, without the expense, this
is it!!! Also has a very good rental history. $28,000


Lot Listings:


Gulf View
MLS#94941 St. Joe Beach $225,000

Interior
MLS# 97037 Howard Creek $18,700
MLS# 97038 Howard Creek $18,700
MLS# 97029 Windmark Beach $499,900
MLS#96467- St. Joe Beach $125,000
MLS#95579 Wewahitchka $1,995,000


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Art Show


At GCCC


In Sept.

The Visual and Performing Arts
Division of Gulf Coast Community
College will present an art exhibit
of work by Rachel Wright from
September 19 to October 24, in the
Amelia Center Theatre and Gallery.
A reception; will be held on
September 19, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m.
Rachel Wright is an Alabama
artist who transforms women's
"intimate apparel into ceramic,
beeswax, copper, or glass".
The art show arid reception are
open and free to the public. For
additional information, call 872-
3886.



PSJHS

NJROTC News
It's :that time again! The
NJROTC is having its first annual
picnic of the year. On Saturday,
September'20th, cadets, their fam-
ily, and friends are invited to get
out and enjoy the day getting to
know other members in the ROTC
program.. Spending time in the sun,
playing baseball, going down to the
beach, and eating some BBQ, are
just other opportunities for the
cadets and their parents to get
involved. Cadetsneed to sign up in
the classroom for this event ASAP.
ATTENTIqN all ROTC parents:
Don't forge| that Thursday,
September 18th, there will be a
booster club meeting at 7:00 p.m.
in the ROTC room. We hope to see
you there;
S Also, the NJROTC cadets want
to thank all of the supporters from 1
the car wash at Advance Auto and
the 50/50 for the amazing dona- t
tions to us. We do the 50/50 at
every home football game so if you
didn't have a chance last time, you
still have a few more until the sea-
sons over. The unit greatly appreci-
ates everything that has been done
for us. And until next time...
Semper Fi,
SCadet Ensign Hdlarv Van2-ant


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(850) 227-9600
Fax (850) 227-2115
Toll Free: (800) 451-2349


Cape Office
4320 Cape San Bias Road
Sales (850) 227-2160
Fax (850) 229-8783
Toll Free: (800) 600-1298


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Port St. Joe,, 124 Cabell Drive -
4BR/3BA home situated on a nice over-
sized corner lot. Tile floors, screened porch,
sprinkler system, beautiful landscaping and
many more amenities. This is a must see.
Call Susie White for more informa-
tion. MLS#96994 $469,900


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


Park Point at Secluded Dunes This
subdivision offers lots with gulf access con-
tiguous to the St. Joseph State Park with
community pool, paved roads and central
water. MLS#97138 Lots start at
$179,900 to $189,900.


305 6th St. Port St. Joe -:W1ll maon
trainedd older 3 BR/2 BA home'on 2 lots.
Wood floors, Central heat. Separate build-
ing formerly' a day care with bath. Many
possibilities as property is zoned
Commercial/Residential and is 1.5 block to
Hwy 98! $207,Q00 MLS#95571 Call
Ellen Allemore


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-. Nice 3 BR/2 BA mobile home on lot and
.a half each Only 5 blks from the beach.
$155,000 each. Call LisaG uilfordl
for more information.


1912 Long Ave., Port St. Joe Cozy
3BR 1 Ba home situated on 2 lots. 3 blocks
from, St. Joseph's Bay. Centrally located
near downtos n Port St..Joe, churches and
schools. Call Susie White today for an
appointment. 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-9600. $174,900. MLS#96592


131, Barbara Drive MLS#96923 '3
BR/2 BA very well kept brick home built in
1984 with approx. 2000 sq. ft. Centrally
located near schools, gym, and downtown
Port St. Joe. Enclosed pool with privacy
fence around back yard. $199,900. Call
Carol Bell for info @ 800-451-2349


1905 Garrirsn -Avenue, 'Port '-St.
Joe-3BR/2BA Brick home with screened in
porch overlooking. pool. Nice Ig. yard
165'x1 80'. Centrally located near schools,
church, ,gym,'and not far to downtown.
Call Carol Bell at 800-451-2349 or
850-227-4252 $159,900
MLS#94667


Mexico Beach .--502 Hwy 98 -
2BR/1BA 'Old Florida' cottage with dedi-
cated 'gulf view! Lot is 50x150. This cottage
has plenty of character and charm. Enjoy
the sunset overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
$350,000 MLS#91.023. 'Call Susie
White @227-9600.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
S PORT ST. JOE Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded 'Dunes Drive,.
'' 1 Z $199,900.
* Southgate Subdivision-Lot#35, 102x108+/-. Bay front Cape San- Bias 181' of frontage on the
mls#97081 $59,900 Call Preston Russ 850- beautiful St. Joe:Bay. $543,000. Mts #96791. Call
227-2160. Carol Bell for more information 850-227-9600
* Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark Beach. or 850-227-4252.
,Lot #34 $685,000 Marnie Island Reserve -.Marnie's Island offering 8
OTHER GULF private and secluded lots on upland island on the St.
i NTY ACREAGE Joseph Bay. Private community with'2 way bridge' and
COUNTY ACREAGE security gate. Beautiful Western..facing views in a secluded
* Bay front acreage located in Bay County off pristine area. MLS#94562. Starting at. $220,000.
Hwy 22. mls#95711 $1,500,000 Call Kim Harrison 850-227-3745.
* Gulf County acreage 22 acres and up. Prices Interior Lot MLS#94 9 Cae San Blas Rd.,
range from $55,000-$353,060 $220,000 "S IMt0 ONTTRACT
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices starting at Cape San Bias S6jD' lot at South Beach -
$8,000. MLS#93026. MLS#91560 $189,900.
OVERSTREET BEACHES. ,'
* East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf County's Other "Center Peach Beach"."-: Located ini the hedrt:of
Bay. Interior lots $49,900,. Bay View lots Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront subdi-
$89,900, Creek Front lots $99,900, Bay Frnt vision buffered from the areas larger developments. But,
lots $199,900 enough restricted covenants to have. its, own .sense:.f flare.
CAPE SAN BLCAS $775,000 each MLS#95776
The Boardwalk at' Cape San Blas,Gulf view Edgewater Subdivision located in St.'Joe Beach on
Lot#13 240 Pebble Beach Avenue Hwy 98. Eleven oversized. lots to choose from with gulf
MLS#96871$250,000 views and covenants and restrictions apply. $115,900.
Park Point,Secluded Dunes Call Carol Bell for more information. 820-227-
Lots starting at $179,900 4252 or 800-451-2349


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Edited by Lori Price .
Note: This is a series of articles
written by sixth graders introduc-
ing faculty members new to our
campus.
By: Damon McMillion
Our staff welcomes a new gym
coach to our school. His name is
Wendell Jackson. Mr. Jackson is
the young age of 37 years: He was
raised in Slapout, Alabama. He is
married to his beautiful wife named
Stephanie: He has three children.
Their names are Katie, Milas, 'and
Ashleigh. Katie.is three. Milas and
Ashleigh are 21 months old. Mr.
Jackson's hobbies are golf and
spending time with his family.
Mr. Jackson graduated from
Faulkner Universitywith A B.S. in
Sports Management in 1997. He
also graduated from Alabama.State
University. He is certified in P.E:
and Driver's Education.
He is WES Physical Ediucation
teacher, WHS Assistant Football
Coach, and WHS Head Baseball
Coach. As you can tell, he is a very
hard working man for his family.
Out from his mouth right into


our school, Mr. Jackson, says his
goal for this year is to be known as
a good P.E. teacher. He just hopes
he can fit in and continue the tra-
dition'. We're sure Mr. Jackson will
be known around here just as he
wants to' be.


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By: Shanna Collier
As I walk around the crowded
halls, I can actually begin to see the
freshman's faces now, whereas two
weeks ago, they were wandering
around like lost puppies with their
heads hung down. On the other
hand, the sophomores, juniors,
and seniors are actually beginning
to get in the swing of the six period
day.
Speaking of getting in the
swing of things, football and volley-
ball are back in full blossom. The
football team put away another vic-
tory as they defeated Greensboro
45-0 last Friday night. The Sharks
will host Munroe on Friday,
September 12, at 7:00 p.m. The
Lady Sharks Volleyball took their
first loss to Altha last Thursday
night, but hope to bring home a
victory from Apalachicola on'
September 11, at 6-00 p m pr aid
also fromi, the Sneads Tournaineint
on September 13. Come support


your Shark athletics.
The Monument Staff sent home
notices to all parents of seniors
with information about grad ads for
this year's yearbook. If you did not
receive a letter and would like
information, contact the staff. The
2002-03 yearbooks are here! 2003
seniors, pick up. your copy in the
.office. Ifyou did not order one, and
would still like to purchase one,
they are $40 each.
Seniors, if you have not.
ordered your cap and gown ($35),
you must do so ASAP. Also, seniors
and juniors don't forget to pick up
a registration for the ACT and SAT
in Guidance.
Half of our,first nine weeks is
over and the school year is going
great! Keep up the good work, the'
school spirit, and before you know
it, summer will be here again for
{ou underclassmen. and seniors.
voi' \wndl begn 'yo:ur journey into the
future. -.


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$ 98.00 $ 6.37
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$ 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


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10x 20
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Rent
$ 93.00 $ 6.05
$174.00 $11.31
$167.00 $10.86
$172.00 $11.18


Total

$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


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


PROPERTIES FOR SALE

BY OWNER
LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private boat landings $100,000 and up. Also /z
to I acre parcels with deeded access to landing with 100 foot of river frontage adjoining
State Forest $12,500 and up.
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. Hundreds of acres to
choose from. Located in and around Sumatra in developer friendly Liberty County.
Endless possibilities. With zoning already in place. Just 25 miles from coast up Hwy 65.
Prices starting at $6000 per acre. Also have several homes available in area.
FRANKLIN COUNTY PROPERTIES
Lanark Beach, 60 foot waterfront parcels, beautiful trees and picturesque views. City
water and sewer available. $285,000
City Block Within Apalachicola City Limits, zoned multifamily, great investment op-.
portunity. $250,000 also other City lots and Apalachicola area properties available.
Apalachicola Deepwater Access Waterfront Scipio Creek, 2.5 acres parcel can be
subdivided, $250,000
GULF COUNTY PROPERTIES
Beautiful 50 foot Gulf Front Lot Indian Pass area ready to build on Federal Flood
Insurance available. Priced right $525,000.
30+/-Acres on beautiful Sauls Creek surrounded by 120,000 acres of Federal and
State Conservation Land. 1200 foot of deepwater creek frontage, comes with a free four
bedroom 2.5 bath home. Beautiful giant oaks, Palms, and other Flora. This is arare find.
Nature Lovers/Sportsmans Paradise. Priced at $295,000.
Burgess Creek Just offHwy 71 about 20 miles North of Port St. Joe. 2 1V thru 20 acre
parcels adjoining State owned land, Starting at $5500 per acre and ip.
WAKULLA COUNTY PROPERTIES
25 Acres Commercial with 1762ft. ofHwy. 98 frontage will subdivide.

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Haley McCroan; and pre-k, Riya Bhakta. Not available for photo was kinder-
gartner Nakeasha Hills Back row, from left, 5th grade, Brandon Peak; 4th
grade, John Whitfield; 3rd grade, Briana Thomas and 2nd grade, MaKayla
Ramsey. Last week 2nd grader Ashlin Morgan's name was left off.


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PORT ST. JOE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DOLPHIN NEWS
Progress Reports for the first
grading period were sent home on
Wednesday. September 10th.
Parent/teacher conferences may be
scheduled by calling 227-1221.
ATP parent meetings will .be
held on Tuesday. September 16th,
from 2:45-3:15 p.m Parents need-
ing to attend \\ill recewe an Lnvita-
tion in the mail. For more informa-
tion, contact \-our child's teacher.
Governor Jeb Bush has
declared Monday. September 22. as
Fami\ Day A Day to Eat Dinner
with Your Children Family Day
provides an opportunity to drawk
attention to the importance of par-
ents.;and children spending quality
time together. Studies have shown
that spending time together at fam-
ily dinners can greatly affect a
child's decisions. For example. chil-
dren who regularly have dinner
with their faminulies, are less likely to
try drugs. dnnk. or get into trouble.
After school tutoring for grades
3-5' is held on Tuesdays and
Thursday for 2:10 3:15 in the
CCCQ Lab. Call Mnruine Likely at
229- k6 4. .


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'Selling Beach Dream-


2501 A Hwy 98 2 CR 2 5A .-.e.n t.:,.'.
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9,000 v epritc en i..ne p,.prt
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161 Ohio St., Red Ball Island O'l.r
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Dianna Routh
Seth Campbell
Tony Varona
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5so-A, C 7th Stree Port St. Joe. B k 2 5
BA Lacher, Ii jt li. nd. lote of pAjI r 3CC,
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* Hwy C-30 2 building loIr- 1001 20
$99,000 each or package deal for both
across from Treasure Bay.

* Lot 13 W. Creelview Drive 1 Arei
MOL creellorir ar Srone Mill &Creck CAl fEr.
sigc $10,000

* Lot 7 Bdgewater Subd. St. Joe Beach
Great corner kit. gntf tiew. 6(1' r 1 5'
$160,000


00 Sesame Street & Sycamore Street
Corner Lor. REDUCED PRICE 510,000.
COu to ChoilS. Caln Dianna today for
details on this beauty.


of Scashures Subd. Gulf l \we th.m the k-her.
[iv rm, din rn, & t- .6rteured -nr porchi 3
BR/2 BA verV well mairntajord liune. Wocd
flortng ith ceranrdC rle all d witir: ind in the
master bath. Bonus rajr r -no rr.n couwl be a
4th bedroe. g.-me ri pi, offricrft. MceNeix, nd
ciaped -,ith ptac-. I ncing ii'undl the b.0. vi-d
&,tcellentrerntal polentili nev er on rental triwrker
5335,000

6729 Amerlcus Ave. 2 BR. 2 BA mobile
borm lIt IJs iiLh i gulf, i v. ft.-a rh teid-
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PORT ST. JOE

Middle

School News


By: Alex Flanagan
School has been busy the last
couple of weeks and still more
activities are being planned. A cou-
ple of them are football, volleyball,
fieldtrips, and also SGA i actions.
Sports Stuff: The middle school
football team played Blountstown'
the 4th of September but, unfortu-
nately, lost 34 to 20. All the fans
there would agree with me when I
say that they never gave up and


PSJHS College
/Career Day
Next Friday, Port St. Joe High
School is once again hosting the
area College/Career Day. The guid-
ance staff, coordinating this pro-
gram, deem it to be very helpful to
students and their parents in mak-
ing decisions regarding post-sec-
ondary plans. Representatives from
over 70 institutions have been
invited to attend, as well as those
from various branches of our
armed services. This event will take
place on Friday, September 19th.
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 it the school's entrance for
further information.

Lightning Does
Strike Twice
While everyone knows how
much havoc a hurricane or tornado
can wreak, in the South it's light-
ning that causes the most property
damage.
Florida State University geog-
raphy professor J. Anthony Stallins
studied weather-related claims in
Georgia from 1996 to 2000 and
found that lightning comprised 53
percent of a total 37,093 weather-
related claims for property damage
amounting to $22.9 million'in loss-
es. The study was published in the
journal Southeastern Geographer.
"Much of the research on
weather-related losses tallies big
events tornadoes, hurricanes,
floods, and snowstorms," Stallins
said. "Lightning, because it is less
dramatic and the losses less
episodic, is often overlooked."
Lightning exceeded all weather
categories in the number of claims
in all but one year; 1998. Small
fires and fried appliances, such as
computers, microwave ovens and
TVs, made up most of the losses.
Wind damage spurred fewer
claims but caused more monetary
damage at $36.7 million. Average
loss per insurance claim was
$2,200 for wind, $1,100 for light-
ning. In addition to property dam-
age, lightning is also responsible
for declines in productivity due to
power outages and downed com-
puters, Stallins said.
With a grant from the National
Science Foundation, Stallins will
next focus on. lightning patterns
and population in the Atlanta area.
Previous research has found that
lightning tends to strike in suburbs
downwind of urban centers due to
urban heating and air pollution,
which modify thunderstorms.
More study about both the
lightning patterns and damages
may help insurance companies
adjust rates or fire departments
allocate their resources, Stallins
said. His research has even
changed his own behavior. "When I
leave home every morning, -I
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,Girls' volleyball is working hard
,and had two games this week,
Monday and Tuesday, against
Wewa and Altha. The scores are not
available at this time and will be
posted in next week's issue. -
School Stuff: The girls' Read-In
was on the 5th of September, and
was a night of fun and laughter.
Open House will be held September
1lth from 5:15 to 6:45. Come by
and see what your child is doing.


Also, the boys' Read-In is coming
up on the 26th. The SGA elections
turned out like this: President, Alex
Flanagan; Vice-President, Taylor
Byrd; Secretary, Ashton Norris;
Treasurer, Meredith Todd;
Senators, Lacey Williams, Ashley
Erickson, Brennis Bush, Jesse
Moore, Chelsea Flanagan, and
Stephen Denton. I apologize if I
spelled your name wrong. Check in
next week for more details. Good-
bye.


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over Labor Day weekend

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and 98% occupancy at

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This group of young ladies makes up this year's volleyball squad at Port St. Joe Middle School.


Volleyball at Middle School


The Port St. Joe Middle School
girls volleyball team kicked off its
season on a good start with a win
against Wewa Middle School.
Go out and support your Lady
Sharks at the Dome. The next
home game is Wednesday,


September 24th, against
Blountstown at 5:00 ET. The fol-
lowing Monday, September 29th,
they will play against Bristol, at'
5:00 ET. Go out and watch them
win!!!


Parents Needed for Project Graduation


Parents of the class of 2004 are
meeting each Monday night at 6:30
in the Port St. Joe High School
commons area to plan for the.
biggest party of the year, "Project
Graduation".
Our first fund raiser "Paradise
in the Port" is underway. Parents


are selling tickets for a chance to
win a weekend in "Paradise".
Tickets can be purchased at the
home football games, Port St. Joe
Elementary and Middle School.
Watch "Let's Talk" for the latest
on Project Graduation.


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News Column Faith
Christian School


We appreciate all who volun-
teered their time and energy at the
Scallop Festival. Because of your
participation, we were able to have
a booth that helps promote the
school in the community. We were
able to hand out many Bibles and
water bottles, -and also sold all the
cookbooks and some mascot lions.
Thank you for a great job, Mrs.
Diane Pitts!
We also want to congratulate
all of our young artists who were
winners in the Chamber of
Commerce art contest. Shannon
Pridgeon won third in the youngest
category, and Simon Barrett and


Nate Taylor were first and third in
the 11-13 year olds.
Our next event is the
Christmas card sale that begins
today, September 11. Please wel-
come our young salespersons when
they call or come to your door.
Almost everyone sends Christmas
cards, gives gifts, and uses wrap-
ping paper. All these are available
and pictured in the booklet .that
each student has for you to select
from. This is our most important
fund-raiser of the year and we wel-
come your participation.
The first Parent Teacher
Fellowship meeting of the year was


held Monday, September 8.
Officers were elected and plans for
the Christmas parade float were
discussed. We are hoping for a win-
ning float this year.
Faith Bible Church is sponsor-
ing "Bible Tel-A Story". This is a
telephone program that teaches
lessons based on the principles
found in God's Word. All the child
has to do is call 227-5310. Please
try this out and encourage your
children to enjoy this opportunity
to hear great Bible stories.
We want to thank Rev. Lee
Cordell and Rev. John Adkins for
helping us begin our school year.
Rev. Cordell taught the fifth-eighth
grade science and has been
relieved by Mrs. Jeannie Cocchi,
who is also teaching art. Replacing
Rev. Adkins in the math depart-
ment is Chris Robershaw, who is
doing internship with Oak Grove
Assembly of God church. Chris will
graduate from Southeastern
College in December. We appreciate
these men giving up their time to
teach at Faith Christian.


Education Encore Classes at GCCC


The Gulf/Franklin Center will
present a series of fall non-credit
enrichment courses on a variety of
topics for adults over 50.
Courses offered are:
Computer-Basics, Bird. Watching,

Spotlight on Heal


Needlework, Excel for, Beginners,
Investing, Antiques & Collectibles,
Creative Writing, Intermediate
Bridge, Watercolor, Backyard
Gardening, and Yoga.
The classes will take place


Cigarette Smoking


by Dr. Peter Obesso
Stop smoking As a physician I
give that admonition several times
a day. I do it because I care for peo-
ple's health.
SCigarette smoking is one of the
most important causes of prevent-
able illness And, death in Gulf
County and surrounding commu-
nities. Smoking is responsible for
at least one out of five deaths in the
United States. Tobacco use is a pri-
mary cause of arteriosclerosis,


Our Readers





Write

Letters
y to the Editor. .0


We Need An Apology
As our military loss nears the
300 mark in Iraq, our surplus has
been squandered, and the debt we
have incurred is monumental,
should someone be apologizing to
the American people?
One slate is attempting to
impeach a governor for making the
same mistakes that the present
administration is making in not
properly representing the 50 states
in their time of need.
Is it necessary that we choose a
vision of America as a nation per-
manently in peril? Have we created
a state of national insecurity that
has lasted for half a century?
Throughout the cold war era most
of the U.S. public assumed that
America faced an evil that could
never be eradicated. The very exis-
tence of a competitor is not a rea-
son for feeling insecure. We need to
direct our thinking'to a positive
view of what our great country is all
about. Why shouldn't we start
telling it like it is and take respon-
sibility when we make mistakes?
When .you attack 'another
country without sufficient reason
and world backing, the result can
be devastating. '
Paul Summerlot


hypertension, heart disease, heart
infraction, stroke, lung disease,
emphysema and cancer.
Depending on statistics it shortens
your life span by five to eight years.
Why do people start and con-
tinue to smoke if they know this?
The reason is nicotine addic-
tion. Nicotine is one of the more
than 4000 chemical substances
found in tobacco smoke. Once you
inhale the smoke, it takes 10 sec-
onds for nicotine to reach the
brain. Once in the brain, nicotine
activates the circuitry that regu-.
lates the feelings of pleasure.
Research has shown that nicotine
increases the levels of dopamine, a
key brain chemical involved in the
desire to consume drugs. The
pleasurable effects of nicotine dis-
appear within a few minutes, caus-
ing the smoker to continue lighting
frequently throughout the day to
maintain "the drug's pleasurable
effects and, prevent withdrawal. A
typicca smoker takes 10 puffs on a
':cigarette over a period.of five min-,
utes, so a person that smokes 20
cigarettes a day takes 200 "hits" of
nicotine a day, every day, for as
long as he or she smokes. This is
an important contributing factor in
nicotine's highly addictive nature.
Nicotine also stimulates ,the pro-
duction of adrenaline which causes
a sudden release of glucose as well
as an increase in blood pressure,
respiration and heart rate.
Tobacco kills more than
450,000 U.S. citizens each year;
30.000 of these are estimated to be
passive smokers, persons who do
not smoke but due to work or per-
sonal relationships live in a tobac-
co contaminated ,environment.
Economically an estimated. $80 to
130 billion are spent annually to
treat tobacco related disease.,
There are several ways to help
the patient to quit his or her nico-
tine addiction but the most impor-
tant is the patient's motivation to
do something to prevent harming
his or her chances of living a
healthy life. They will,have to go
through a withdrawal syndrome
that rhay last one or more months
and includes irritability, sleep dis-
turbances, attentional' deficits,
craving and increased appetite.
Remember this: a 35 year old man
who quits smoking will, on average,
increase his life expectancy by 5.1
years!


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reception will 'be held on
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p.m. in room A101 of the Gulf
Franklin Center. This is a time to
meet the instructors, 'learn more
about each course, ask questions,
and enjoy refreshments with fellow
students.
The following additional cours-
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pus on Fridays from September 26
to October 31: We The People,
Photography, Line :Dancing,
Introduction to French Food and
Wine, Healthy Living, Creative
Crafts, Psychology of Aging, Local
History, Democracy and Election'
Laws; Genealogy, Religion, and
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The courses to be offered are:
Steps to Starting a Small Business
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Jewell 0. Lucas Jim Boykin


Funeral services for Jewell. O.
Lucas, 89, former resident of Port
St. Joe, will be held at Long Avenue
Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept.
13th, at 10:30 a.m. with visitation
at Southerland Funeral Home in
Port St. Joe, Friday, Sept. 12th,
from 6:00 8:00 p.m.
Mr. Lucas died Thursday, Sept.
4, at Agape Nursing Center in
Columbia, South Carolina. He
moved to Port St. Joe from
Springhill, LA, in 1954 to work at
'St. Joe Paper Company where he
was a back-tender and machine-
tender until his retirement in 1978.,
He was a member of Long Avenue
Baptist Church where he served as
a deacon. Twice married, he is pre-
ceded in death by Ruby Gossett
Lucas and Regine Fatheree Lucas,
and a son, William A. Lucas.1
Mr. Lucas is survived by a
brother, Butch L. Lucas of
Collinston, LA; a son, Steve and.
wife Rita of Charleston, SC; four
grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren.
Interment will be at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe.


Jim Boykin, devoted husband,
father, and grandfather, passed
away Wednesday, September 3rd,
after a lengthy illness 'in
MacClenny.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 37 years, Barbara; a daugh-
ter, LaDonna Shay Price and hus-
band Bradley, of Wewahitchka; a
son, Joshua Scott Boykin and wife
Kimberly of Birmingham, Alabama;
three grandchildren, Brandon
Shayne and Ashleigh Elizabeth
Price, and Dalton Blake Boykin;
four brothers, Billy Gene Boykin,
Kenny Moore, Lloyd Moore, and
Mike Moore, all of Andalusia,
Alabama..
Jim worked in the telecommu-
nications feld for 35 years and was
employed with Townes
Communication as Vice-President
of Operations.
Pallbearers were Bill Thomas,
Bobby Prevett, Butch Hobbs, Jim
Faison, Hal Hinote, and Fentin
Seay. Honorary pallbearers includ-
ed Brannon Preyett, Brandon
Lemley, John' Vaughn, and Buddy
Kennington.


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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


BEACH BAPTIST CHiAPEL
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. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Pradtice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you'!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


First Baptist Church


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JC
'Brent Vickerv. Pastor


':" .-" -, t Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Educ
S"-. Michael Rogers Minister to Students
Sunday School .. ........ ... 9:4
Morning Worship Service .. .8:30 & 11 :0
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Evening Worship ............. ..7:C
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .... .. 6:3
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801 20th Street Port St. Joe '. 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor:
Sunday School ................. .. .. :.. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service. ........ .. ........ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening rve,.,. ............. :00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p.m.
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Lon Avenue
BAPTI 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.


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WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
'- 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
., -, 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka,.FL 32465
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Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ..... ......... 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .. ...... ............. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
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Funeral services, were
Saturday, September 6th, with
Rev. Timothy C. Patterson officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Andalusia Memorial Cemetery.
All services were-provided by
Guerry Funeral Home in
MacClenny.

'Ora Gibbs
Ora Gibbs, 89, of
Wewahitchka, passCd away
Saturday, September 6, at Bay-
Medical Center. A native of Holmes
'County, she was retired from the
State of Florida as a supervisor of
Sunland. She had 1 lived in
IGainesville for more than 25 years
before coming to Wewahitchka in
1974, and was a member of New,
Harvest Fellowship.
Mrs. Gibbs was preceded in
death by her husband, Earl Gibbs.:
Survivors include her sister,'
Dorothy Kemp; three nephews,
Elgin Hysmith, James Hysmith,
Sand Larry Kemp; and a niece, Betty
Jo Kirkland.
Funeral services were held on
Monday at New Harvest Fellowship,
conducted by the Rev. Claude
McGill. Interment followed in
,Cypress Creek Cemetery.
SAll services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.

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The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
St. Joseph -ffice,
St. Joseph 850227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 *Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule,
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


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us Sixteenth Street
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Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ...... .. 11 am.


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Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


H;gh .'a/ 71" CecI Cost.n Sr Blvd/


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

JiitgJan^ ^Bie apptiest lprd
382 Ling Street Highland View
Fort St.' oe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship '.11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FAPS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service, 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY! ciplahip Training 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Frayer 7.00 p.m.


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


Sunday School


10:q0 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR


Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Choir Practice 1 7:30 p.m.
K All Times are EST


S Jarrod Wester
Director of Youth Ministries
Heather Smith
Director of Children's Ministries
Robin Downs


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


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

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

McLemore Family

Expresses Thanks
*Words will never express how
much the good deeds of so many
have helped during this family's
time of sorrow.
To everyone who. has sent
cards, offered support through
prayers, provided nourishment for
our bodies,, flowers of beauty for
our eyes 'and heart, called and vis-
ited, we wish to extend our heart-
felt thanks. Your care and concern
for us during, this time will be for--
ever cherished and remembered.
Many of the dishes food arrived
in were not identified. Please call
and we will return.
Thanks again for keeping us in
your hearts.at this time.
: Carmen, Peggy, and McLemore.
family. .

.Gainer Family

Expresses Thanks
Thee family of the late Willie L.
Gainer, Sr.iwishes to say thank you
for the calls, food, telegrams, and
all the other ways people helped us
through our sorrow.
-The Joyce Gainer family, the
Ella Gaitler family, sister and
brothers, grandchildren, and all
other family members


SFor All Your,
Advertising Needs .

The Star

Publishing Co.
(850) 227-1278


St. James Episcopal

To Hold Memorial


Pastor Anniversary September 11th


at Thompson Temple
Thompson Temple First Born
'Church of the Living God will be
celebrating their pastor's anniver-
sary with services on Friday and:
Saturday, September 12th' and
13th, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday,
September 14th at.11:30 a.m. The
public is invited.

Hogue Family

Says Thanks
The family of Henry "Red" Hogue
would like to express their heartfelt
appreciation to ever-yone who was
tthere for us in our tume of grief: Your
encouraging words, the food, flowers,
cards, and love you gave io us will
never be forgotten.
Special thanks to: Church of
God in Christ, Mr. and Mrs: John
Crosby, Pastor Robert and Sister
Audrey Lowery, City Wide Choir and
ushers, Mr. and Mrs. -Claude
Thomas, Ms. Denise Williams, and
Mrs. Priscilla Taylor.
The Hogue and Williams family.


St. James Episcopal Church of
Port St.. Joe will be' holding a
memorial service in remembrance
of' the attack on September 11,
2001. It will be at 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, September 11th at the
church. The public is invited..

Beach Baptist

Chapel Dinner
The menu for Wednesday,
September 17th, dinner will be
ta;os; taco salad, dessert, and tea.
Call the church at 647-5026
for to-go, or eat at the church.
Meals are ready between 4:00-
6:30 p.m.
'The church is located at 311
Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach.





Ma ge
TH .STA ,



Yor fice S! ll uppI I 'ly Sorce


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
i- 314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study. ... 10:00 am EST
S.Sunday Worship '.: ... 0l:0 am EST
Wednesday B;ble Study 7:00 prm EST
S"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YPUR LIFE"
.~~~ ~.. *_.


ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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


Family Li Lfe Church
"Touching Lives 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


Hwy. 98
Apalachicola... .., Panqma City
Hwy' Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
S Wewahitchka


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

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ... .... .... 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:QO 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 NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820

But those who hope in the Lord
/' will renew their strength. They
will soar on wings like eagles...
.7-'- Isaiah 40:31
Sv 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.
Come Celebrate.with us! (in members' homes)
CPastor Lee Ccrdell (850)227-1180
Grace. Baptist Church www.GraceEagles.org


Highland View Baptist


Celebrates Homecoming
Highland View Baptist Church served after the service in the
will be celebrating 52 years of min- church fellowship hall.
istry in conjunction with the 24th The public is invited to this spe-
annual Homecoming on Sunday, cial day, celebration. The church is
September 14th. The services will located at 382 Ling Street in
begin at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Harry Highland View.


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


OBITUAFJES


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The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 Page 9B


Manatee and Sea

Turtle Decals Available
New manatee and sea turtle
decals are available at tax collec-
torsi offices all around the state.
Each year, thousands of the popu-
lar decals go to individuals who
donate at least $5 to the manatee
or sea turtle protection programs.
The decals provide an important
source of funds for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) efforts to protect
endangered and threatened mana-
tees and sea turtles.
This is the 12th iri a series of
decals created to raise money for
Save the Manatee Trust Fund and
Marine Resources Conservation
Trust Fund. Donations support
manatee and turtle research, reha-
bilitation and educational pro-
grams. Decal campaigns usually
bring in $140,000,(combined man-
atee and turtle) and are vital for
funding recovery projects.
Kathleen Finch, a 13-year-old
eighth-grade student from West
Palm .Beach, created the artwork'
for the manatee decal. Her water-
color image of a swimming mother
and calf manatee was one of 79
designs sent in by Florida middle
school art students who entered
the decal contest. The new mana-
tee decal features Kathleen's art-
work and the words, "The
Manatee-A Florida -Treasure,
along with -the FWC Resource
Protection number 1 (888) 404-
FWCC.
The endangered green sea tur-
tle featured on the 2003 sea turtle
decal is one of 343 turtles rescued
from St. Joseph Bay during a cold-
stun event in 2001. When ocean
temperatures drop rapidly, sea tur-
tles can become "stunned" by the
cold water, and are unable to move.
This green sea turtle was rehabili-
tated and remrned to the ocean.
The 2003 sel turtle decal is the
FWC's way of saying "thank you" to
the 15 state-permitted sea turtle
rehabilitation facilities that treat
hundreds of sick or injured sea tur-
tles each year.





The

Star


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.R. Smith Parcel ID #1369-060R Changing
10 acres from Residential to Mixed Commercial/Residential.
Preliminary Plat Approval Piney Palms Parvey 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 HarreU 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 Blas The Club at Cape San Blas LLC
Parcel ID.#6288-031R -- 6.07 acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range
11 West, Gulf County,. Florida 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
Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update.
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.


BUDGET SUMMARY

GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES:


TAXES:
AD VALOREM:
AD VALOREM:
AD VALOREM:
AD VALOREM:
AD VALOREM:
AD VALOREM:


General
Fine & Forfeiture,
St. Joseph Fire
Tupelo Fire
Overstreet Fire
Howard Creek Fire


Miliages
4.7517
1.5129
0..5000
0.5000
'0.5000
0.5000


Sales and Use Taxes
Franchise Taxes
Utility Services Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges for Services
Court-Related Revenues
Fines and Forfeitures
Miscellaneous Revenue
Other Financing Sources
TOTAL REVENUES AND
OTHER FINANCING SOURCES
LESS 5%
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
AND BALANCES

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES:
General Governmental Services
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Economic Environment
Human Services
Culture and Recreation
Other Financing Sources (Uses)
Court-Related
Debt Service

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Reserves
TOTAL APPROPRIATED
EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES


GENERAL
FUND

$2,329,086.


$6,290,055
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$27,307
$353,200
$1,379,979
$735,000
-$25,275
$4,200
$128,666
$0


SPECIAL
REVENUE FUNDS


$906,377


$0
$2,002,699
$0
$0
$0

$247,921
$5,200
.$0
$2,000
$2,107,854
$90,544
$72,480
$113,400
$68,692
$0


DEBT
SERVICE FUNDS


$1,722,317


$0
$0
$0
$0
$342,631
$0
$0
$0
$518,025
$0
$0
$0
$21,985
$0


ENTERPRISE
FUNDS


DEPENDENT:
DISTRICTS


$179,762


$0:
$0
$0
$0
$0
S$0
$o
$0
$09
$0
$0
$98,582'
$0
S$0
$2,333
$0


$0
$0
$499,286
$32,459
$9,315
$9,978
$0.
$0
$0
$0

$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0


TOTAL


\$5,137,542


$6,290,055
$2,002,699
$499,286
$32,459
$9,315
$9,978
$590,552
$5,200
$27,307
$355,200
$4,005,858
$924,126
$97,755
$117,600
$221,676
$0


$8,943,682 $4,710,790 $882,641' $100,915 $551,038 $15,189,066
$447,184 $235,540 $44,132 $5,046 $27,552 $759,454

$10,825,584 $5,381,627 $2,560,826 $275,631 $523,486 $19,567,154


$3,915,189 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,915,189
$2,300,132 $2,203,229 $0 $0 $362,168 $4,865,529
$1,435,973 $0 $0 $124,142 $0 $1,560,115
$0 $1,428,154 $0 $0 $0 $1,428,154
$139,634 $1,474,739 $0 $0 $0 $1,614,373
$567,682 $62,134 $0 $0 $0 $629,816
$713,618 $0 $0 $0 $0 $713,618
$45,000 $0 $0 $0' $0 $45,000
$709,294 $127,055 $0 $0 $0. $836,349.
$501,202 $12,000 $838,700 $53,489 $161,318 $1,566,709

$10,327,724 $5,307,311 $838,700 $177,631 $523,486 $17,174,852
$497,860 .$74,316 $1,722,126 $98,000 $0 $2,392,302

$10,825,584 $5,381,627 $2,560,826 $275,631 $523,486 $19,567,154


THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.ks.ll,


NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX


INCREASE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has
tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property
tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy... ............... $7,660,100
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
and other assessment changes..................$ 65,045
C. Actual property tax levy......................$7,595,055


This year's proposed tax levy.......................$8,843,792


All concerned citizens are invitedto attend a public
Shearing on the tax increase to be held on



Monday, September 15, 2003
5:01 P.M., EDT
atthe
GulfCounty Courthouse
Robert M. Moore Administration Building
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the
budget will be made atthis hearing.

".-- Sept. 11, 2003





























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Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
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For Sale 1995 Honda 300
ATV 4Trax 4 wheel shaft
drive Green with less than
100 hours $2100.00 phone
647-3325. 2tp9/11
1991- Mercury Sable 4 door
sedan. $1000 Call 850-229-
9464. ltc9/11
1998 Sporty hot red
Mitsubishi Eclipse RS. Great
shape, new tires $6800. 229-
1215. 2tp9/11
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE,
4 door, AT, AC, 1 owner, new
condition. Must See! Loaded..
$6450. 960-4464. ltc9/11
1987 F-150 truck. 4 WD, 4
speed, bedliner good hunt-
ing or Cape truck $2,100
obo. Days 229-8251 ask for
Tommy Knox. Nights 647-
5349, weekends 827-2618.
2tp9/11

1998 Toyota Camry LE, 4
door, AT, AC, one owner. New
condition. $5450. 960-4464.
ltc9/11
1994 Mazda Protege, all
power, sunroof, recent tires,
$2500. 229-2445. 2tp9/11
1994 Ford Ranger XLT
Extended Cab. AT, AC, V6,
one owner. New condition,
must see! $3450. 960-4464.
ltc9/ll

1989 Honda Accord. Exc
cond. new a/c and brakes.
850-229-8469 5 9pm.
$2,200. 2tp9/4
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE. 5 door, loaded, one
owner, new condition, must
see. $5750. 960-4464.
ltc9/11

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

1996 Chrysler Town &
Country Lxi. Leather, loaded,
new condition, must see!
$4950. 960-4464. ltc9/11
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


1995 Ford Explorer XLT. 4
door, 4 wheel drive, leather,
loaded, new condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc9/11
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 Ford Ranger XLT. Low
miles,. 5 speed, AC, one
owner, new condition. Must
see! $3950. 960-4464.
ltc9/11
2001 IMitsubishi Mirage LS.
One owner,. 60,000 miles,
AC, 5 speed, 2 door. New!
Must see! $4950. 960-4464.
ltc9/11

1995- Dodge Stratus .ES 4D
Clean, cassette, pw,., pl,
cruise, tilt. 119,000 mi good
shape. V6 automatic $2,500.
Call 647-8384 or 229-6961
ask f6r Becky. 3tc9/4
1993 Eagle Vision tsi.
Leather, AT, AC, one owner,
must see. $2950. 960-4464.
ltc9/11

2001 Ford Escort. 4 door, AT,
AC, 20,000 one-owner miles,
garaged, new condition.
Absolutely perfect! $6450.
960-4464. ltc9/11





For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johrison motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, arid rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12


CHILDCAR


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Childcare

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Learning.
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Now accepting
applications

Call Now
for more information
229-7708


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"






Beachside 1 BR unfurn. apt.
washer/dryer incl. $450 per
mo. plus dep. 684-5476.
2tc9/11

Magnolia lodge waterfront on
Dead Lakes 2/1 duplex $550
month plus sec.
water/power incl. Avail Sept
03 Feb. 04. 850-639-6760
ltp9/11
Home for rent 3 BR, 1.5 Ba.
All new furniture and appli-
ances. 6 mo. lease avail Oct.
1. $900 a mo plus utilities.
$500 sec. dep. see at 405
Texas Dr. Mexico Beach.Call
George at 678-344-7837 or
Allen 334-745-4328
House in PSJ and trailer for
rent. 648-5306. ltp9/11
Indian Pass on C-30
4BR/2BA unfurnished house
on 5 acres, private fish pond
and jacuzzi room $950 mo.
long term lease. Call 850-
927-2515. 2tp9/11
Nice 2BR/1BA mobile home
very clean, furnished with
W/D. Beacon Hill $500 mo
plus dep. 647-3834. tfc8/14
For Rent Beacon Hill.
Modern 3BR/2BA fully
equipped with all new appli-
ances Great room, fireplace,
ceiling fans, Central H&A,
cable tv and covered parking
- 850-647-8259. $950 per
month plus'sec. dep.
S2tp9/11

Facing the Gulf w/roof deck
on US 98 and Pines on St.
Joe Beach. Brick house,
unfurn. w/ central air &
heat, very large living room,
2BR/1.5BA dining room,
kitchen, carport, laundry
room. No pets. $750.
ltp9/11
House for rent. 32 Bayview
house on C-30. First and
last. $650 mo. call 653-1675.
tfc9/11

Mexico Beach 3BR/ 2BA
CHA very nice. $695 plus
dep. Pelican' Walk Real
Estate. 648-4995. 2tc9/4
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


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
16' x 40' garage workshop.
$350 per mo. plus utilities.
941-812-3327 2tp9/4
Mexico Beach Townhouse
gulf view on dedicated beach
2BR/1.5BA $1,000 mo.
Short/Long term. 647-8259
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
IBR homet524 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 850-229-2706
2tp9/11

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
Apartment for rent. 'Call
Kenney 227-7241 or PPiil.
227-2112.. tfc7/17/
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rmm.
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. te6/5

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


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture'& Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229.6374

For Saie: Kitchen Cabinets -
$300.00,'dark stained wood,
.L shaped 9 ft x 12 ft top and
bottom, very good condition,
Wood Dining Table w/6
chairs $175.00, 3
Bathroom Vanities, 1 3 ft, 2
- 5 ft $30.00 each, Queen
Bed, Headboard, Mattress,
Mirror, Dresser & Nightstand
- $125.00, Twin Beds,
Headboards, Mattresses,
Nightstand $50.00, 2
upholstered chairs $30.00,
pictures available via email,
rick@clothbag.com, pickup
on the',Cape, Call Rick 770
393-0058 "days. 3tp9/11
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


ESTATE'SALE Sat. Sept. 6,
8 am. Collectibles, old tools,
books, records, some furni-
ture. 90 16th St,
Apalachicola (US 98 and
16th St) ltp9/11
Yard Sale Rain or shine.
Sept 13. 8:00 am -4:00 pm.
No early sales. 516 6th St.
PSJ ltp9/11
Big yard sale 401 ,Nautilus
Dr. St Joe Beach Sat. Sept.
13 8:00 ET. good glass, knick
knacks, collectibles, furni-
ture, etc. Good stuff cheap.
Two more sales, same street.
ltp9/11
Huge 3 family garage sale.
Bunkbeds, lots of name-
brand clothes, sizes 7-12
boys, newborn to 24 mo girls,
1-5 jr. girls, and 8-12 ladies.
2006 Long Ave. from 8:00
tll" ltp9/ 1


Saturday Sept. 13th 8:00 ?
EST. No early sales, please.
216 Gulfaire Dr., Gulfaire
subdivision. Great buys!!
Variety of items including
clothes, some furniture, and
much more. Rain or Shine.
ltp9/11
New Flea Market! Opens this.
Sat. Sept. 13 at 8:00 am
(Bring this ad for $1.00 off
any item.) We have gifts, col-
lectibles, antiques, vintage
items, country accerins. fur-
niture, and much more 253
Charles Avenue in White
City. ltp9/11
Yard Sale Mostly furniture
Fri.-Sat. rain or shine 7am -
till. 105 Mimosa Ave. PSJ
S tp9/11

Yard Sale Fri & Sat. 12th
and 13th. Rain or shine.
2431 Oak Grove Ave.
ltp9/11
Moving Sale Sat. only 9206
Starfish Ave. Beacon Hill.
Furn, household items, etc.
1 tp9 'll

Yard Sale Sat. Sept 13.
8am-noon 9330 Auger St.
Beacon Hill. Beautiful hibis-
cus plants, clothes, toys, and
misc. ltp9/11
Yard Sale Sept 13th. 1313
Woodward Ave. 8:00 until.
Baby items, baby and toddler
clothes (girl) playset, lamps,
and misc items. ltp9/11
Combining tw~o houses.
Furniture, mattresses,
household items. 647-8355 if
looking for particular item.'
335 Coluimbus St., St. Joe,
Beach. 7 am until. Itp9/11


-I*


Driver wanted. Must be
experienced Boom Trpck
operator Apply in person to
Bayside Lumber & Building
Supply. 516 First St. Port St.
Joe.' tfc9/11


TER,

6PTOMETRIC 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
Sf. Joe, FL 32456 2tc9/4


Enterprises R ve DRIESBACH CLEANERS MINI STORAGE ONEASANERS
J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Fl. ,324 APPLIANCE SERVICE
850-227-941-4 180 AVENUE C Ofei 2sReidAve.StreetPort tJoe,Fl AL
I Fax 229-6041 Pick-up, and Delivery 229-62oo Office SALES & REPAIR
Pick-up and Delivery O e Repair all major brands
1 814-7400 Cell Phone Home # 647-5113
8 ak 50227 61 785-9777 After Hours Work #227-5112
adioShack ,
Authorized Sales Center i .
/nJAILVLL A'-


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


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


a5x10 10x10 ]0x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


Windows '
Insured Professional Dependable
SConstruction Jahitorial
Leslie Burkett
H: 827-2657
C: 227-5946

For Rent
1, 2&.3
bedroom apts.
PINE RIDGE APTS.,
125 Venus Dr., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
Central heat and air
On-site Management
SCarpeting Laundry facilities

Voice/TTY Access
(352)472-3952


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DEnli.l CLOCK REPAIR
STORAGE Oldor Ne Anniversary Clos,
Day: 227-7200 Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
Night: 647-3882 648-5165
St. Joe Beach

Downtown /3


Work on yourown boat in our
secure and equipped yard.
Call for details
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.com
'c- i3/20


* Local Internet Service
* Computer Repairs & Upgrades
* Custom Built Computers
* Models on Display'
* Excellent Prices
* Lessons for Beginners
* Web Site Design & Hosting


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


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


Willard's

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


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Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.B.A

850-647-8028


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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


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Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.


* Above Ground Pools Starting at-$995 Free Water Testing
SLiquid Chlorine Automatic Pool Cleaners Starting at $175:00
Convert from Baquacil to Chlorine Ask us How
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-POOL (7665) www.pristine-pool.com



AMERICAN SCREEN


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

* Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
tfc7/24


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood Vinyl *
BOATLIFTS 'V Concrete
Aluminum Stainless Steel '., Wood.*


www.larryjoecolson.com

Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


Baby sitter needed for 2 1/2
yr old. Hrs. 2-8 pm 4 days a.
wk. Call' 648-8879 for more
info. 3tp9/11
Wanted part-time help. Pick
up application at 520 1st
Street. tc9/11
Liberty National Life is
expanding its operation and'
is looking for 'upwardly
mobile people to fill insur-
ance sales and service posi-
tions. Average Earnings first
year are approximately.
$38,000.. Fringe benefits
package includes two retire-
ment funds, health insur-
ance; paid vacation, conven-
tion trips, (Based on sales
production) and more. No.
experience necessary. On-
the-job-training provided
and includes trA.iding salary
Requirements hione. ty, hard
work, dependable trans-
portation. We are an Equal
Opportunity Employer. If you
are interested in, an inter-
view, please contact George
Perrett, District Manager at
850-763-6629 or Fax 850-1
769-1645. ,4tc9/11
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the follow-
ing:
(2) Full time i1p- 7a LPN's.
(1) Full time RN MDS/Care
Plans
CNA's Full & Part-time
Apply to: 220 Ninth Street,"
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Or
call Tricia Hunt 850-229-'
8244
The .Gulf County Senior
Citizens has a full-time book-
keeper position available.,
This position requires a high
school education, rrinimum
of two years experience in .
bookkeeping. Requires e.pe-
rience in check reconclrJa-
tion, computerized' book-'
keeping, familiar iith quadro
pro or excell. Application can
be picked up at the Port St.
Joe or Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Cienter We are aan
equal employment opportu-
nity employer., The. deadline
for applications is Sept. 19.
2tc9/.11


Taking applications for
warehouse position. Apply in
person at Carpet Country.
tfc9/11
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens, Inc. is
accepting applications for the
position of Transportation
Director. This. full-time
administrative position
requires a Bachelor's Degree
in the area of Management of
Business Administr'atin, or
four years experience in
transportation related job
skills. Additional experience
in -financial peratiti:is.
human resources, grant writ-
ing, transit operations/pro-
cedures and computer skills
may substitute for the college
requirements on a year-for-
year basis. Job description,
qualifications and responsi-
bilities may be obtained from
the Gulf County ARC office at
303 Peters Street, Port St.
Joe. Salary is based on qual-
ifications and experience.
Closing date for application
,is Tuesday, September 16, at
4:00 pm. This position is
Department of Labor, Wage
and Hour exempt. Gulf
County : ARC ;, &
Transportation is an equal
opportunity employer.
'ltc9/11
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
RN
HHA : .
NHC HOMECARE
Are you looking for a fresh
start; something new? If so,
NHC-HomeCare is the place
far youl Our PORT ST JOE
agency is a partner-friendly
homecare prograni- s.ekin a
PAiNRN and part-tune H-HA
to pnpriuid 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
Big Wheel Recycling is look-
ing for a CDL licensed driver.
SCall (850) 229-7717. 2tp9/4
Cabinet Installer/
Serviceperson for Lg. Kitchen,
Co. Salary or sub; contractor,
Must have Occupational Lic,
liability insur., & workers
comp. Ph: 1-800-635-7902
or.850-784-0406. 4tp8/21
Worship. Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more iSfo call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.'
tfc9/4


TRADES & SERVICES













THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPT 11,



againNO IC St eeetsEtt nwo intiitona ehnology.position t


AC duct installers needed.
Please call GW Service 229-
9125. 2tc9/11

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

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

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

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

ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problem Short
term training .now available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc9/4

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


PSJ cheerleading uniforms,
one 2T and two 4Ts. $25.00
ea. Call 227-1795 or 227-
9050. 2tp9/11

Attention -hunters~:.,(4)Jl15/Ifti
aluminum treestands .Ifor,
sale. Lightweight, durable.
$60 ea. Call (850) 827-2803.
Ask for John. ltp9/11

Bradford exchange collector
plates (Knowles, Rockwell,
etc.) Small rocker w/custom
cushions, 2 table lamps. Call
229-1190. 3tp9/11


The following items for "Palm
Tungsten W" Palm Pad...
Slim Leather Case, Portable
Keyboard, and Recharging
HotSync Cable-USB. All new
items/in cases. All for $75
obo. Also, used heavy duty
washing machine for $75.
Microwave $30. Phone: 850-
229-6773. 2tp9/11

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

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





Baby Rabbits 6 wks old.
Need a home. Call 229-6370.
ltc9/11







Charming cottage at the
beach 2BR/1BA cutie
w/stone fireplace, new, sid-
ing, new central air, large
lanai porch. Above ground
pool on 3 beautifully land-
scaped lots w/fruit trees,
flowers and tropical foliage. 3
blocks off the beach. 9206
Starfish Ave. Beacon Hill.
$189,900. 647-8033 or 227-
4722. Realtors 3%. 2tp9/11

3-bedroom/I-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, PSJ. $140,000.
Please call for appointment,
home is rented. 229-1711.
t fc6/5

Lot for sale, 50'x150'. 209
Oleander St. Mexico Beach.
706-464-1670. Second tier,
great ocean view. 4tp9/11

Updated 14'x76' mobile
home and large ,shop or 2
large lots in St. Joe Beach.
325 Ward St. $179,900. 647-
8033 or 227-4722. 2tp9/11
5 Acre Farms; near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Asking $125,000
obo. 850-229648.7,,or i,5Q-.
229-650;. tfc6/26

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


2001 Calif. style home 10'
ceilings, large windows,
Italian tile floors, fire place,
two hot tubs, fenced in back-
yard w/screen porch. 3 BR/
2BA and garage. Too many
extras to list must see. Price
$288,420. For more info call
647-6110. 2tp9/11

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

HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 6031 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5







Would you like someone as a
housekeeper? I love to cook,
will take you shopping, to the
doctor, visiting or any
errands you have or like to
do. Call and leave message
and phone no. 647-6320.
2tp9/4

Looking for houses or. office
that needs to be cleaned. Call
Crystal 229-6222 2tp9/11

Decorating Doctor "The
Cure for the Common Wall"
We specialize in interior
painting, knockdown, faux
finish and wallpaper installa-
tion. WE SHOW UPI Call for
an estimate. Bob or Ed. 9 am
- 5 pm. (850) 227-1051.
4tp9/11

HORSE SITTING
Your, place or mine. Jobie
Barfield 639-3600. tfc9/11







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-
HATTAN 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


THE 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 ELECTRON-
IC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.;
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at LOBBY
OF THE GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 22nd day
of September, 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 OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 196 South Oak
Street, Port St. Joe, FL
32456'
WITNESS MY HAND and the. seal of
this Court on July 23, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Clgrk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Beth Justice.
Deputy Clerk
Publish September 4 and 11. 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COM-
MISSION APPLICATION
On August 28, 2003, Florida State
University filed an application with the
Federal Communication Commission
for authority to make major changes to
FM translator call sign W216BT which
serves Port St. Joe, FL. The changes
are: (1) a change In operating frequen-
cy from 91.1 MHz., FM channel 216, to
97.3 MHz., FM channel 247, (2) a
change in effective radiated power from
80 watts to 120watts, and (3) a change
in antenna height above ground from
48 meters to 43 meters. The translator
'will continue to be located in Port St.
Joe, FL, at the corner of Long Ave. and
Eleventh St. The translator will contin-
ue to rebroadcast the signal of WFSW,
FM channel 206. 89.1 MHz, in Panama
City, FL, with studios located at 1600
Red Barber Plaza; Tallahassee, FL.
Individuals who wish to advise the
Federal Communication of facts relat-
ing to the application and whether the
station has operated in the, public
interest are invited to contact the
Federal Communications Commission
in Washington, D.C. Additional infor-.
matlon about this translator may be
obtained from the applicant by calling
(800)829-8809, Extensioh 370.
Publish September 11, 2003'
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
meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision 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 verbatim
record of the proceedings is made.
which record includes the testimony
and evidence 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 verbatim
record of this meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons 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 BlDS
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 Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 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 Chambers, City Hall,
305 Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe.
Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
Publish September 4 and 11, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
City Commission of the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 16th
day of September, 2003, at 6:00 p.m.,
EST. in the regular Commission meet-
ing room at the Municipal Building,
Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider for
final adoption an Ordinance with the
following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 70-189 OF THE
CODE OF THE CITY OF
POIT ST. JOE PERTAINING
TO THE RATE TO, BE
CHARGED BY THE CITY FOR
WATER SOLD TO ALL CUS-
TOMERS; PROVIDING FOR
THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDI-
NANCES OR PARTS OF ORDI-
NANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. Copies of said
Ordinance are on file at the office of the
City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PORT'ST. JOE, FLORIDA
By Frank Pate, Jr,
Mayor-Commissioner,
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish September 11, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
City Commission of the City of Port St.
'Joe, Florida, at its meeting on the 16th
Sday of September. 2003, at 6:00 p.m.,
EST. in the regular Commission meet-
ing room ,at the Municipal Building,
Port St. Joe, Florida, will consider for,
final adoption an Ordinance with the
following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
SECTION 70-190 OF THE
CODE OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE PERTAINING
TO THE SEWER RATE
SCHEDULE, BY AMENDING
THE CHARGE BY THE CITY
FOR SEWER; PROVIDING
FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interested parties are invited to
attend and be heard. Copies of said
Ordinance are on file at the office of the
City Clerk and may be inspected by the
public during normal working hours.
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
By Frank Pate, Jr.
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish September 11. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT'
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
COURT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE:
The Estate of ALINE L. STEVENS,
Decedent
CASE NO: 03-53
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate, of
ALINE L. STEVENS, File No. 03-53, is
pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf
County. Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Representative
in,.' 'I. F ;..r ,1 f, F .-i' attive's
iirALL iLL'itD 'Li_-.r,: ARE
NOTIFIED THAT: .
All persons on whom this Notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge, the qualifications of the Personal
SRepresentative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court, are required to file their
objections with this Court within the
latter of three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30).days after the date of service
of a copy of the Notice on them.
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 (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice must file
their claims with this Court within the
latter of three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the date of service
of a copy of this Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against
Decedent's Estate must file their
claims with this Court within three (3)
months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
'Trl'- .:. r., I l t r.t pblI.: Au.,i of this
I .L:..I,..: I l...i r 1 1 2 .' ,:,
C .-.rl.. : :. ',- ,-,: j.
Personal Representative .
200 20th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
/s Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
FL Bar No: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal Representative
Publish Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 3, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
THE BANK is offering the following
FOR SALE:
1999 KIASEPHIA
1999 HYUNDAI ACCENT
All vehicles are sold AS :5. ri.-o v ..
RANTY. Bids will be taken September
10 20, 2003.
For h -l ..i ,.i ,i-:,i ,.:.,. or to place a
bid, -....i.:i .i.. ', rirp at THE BANK
227-1416.
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Board of City Commissioners will hold
a Public .Hearing on September 16,
2003, to discuss annexations to the
city and amendments to the
Comprehensive Plan and 'Land
Development Regulations. The meeting
will be held in the Commission
Chamber at 6:15 p.m. All interested
parties are invited to attend and be
heard
CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
.PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
By Frank Pate, Jr.
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis
City Clerk
Publish September 11, 2003.



Minutes.1..
Gulf County School Board

GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
JULY 29. 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
special session bn July 29, 2003, at
5:15 p.m., ET, in their Administrative
Offices. The following members were
present: Billy C. Quinn, Jr., Linda
Wood. Sharon Gaskin, Charlotte
Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
- HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Mrs. Robin
Stroud informed the Board that' she
will no longer be offering the
Wewahitchka Elementary Fine Arts
Academy. Ms. Judy Campbell, GCEA
President, invited the Superintendent
and Board members to luncheons
sponsored by the Gulf County
Education Association.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Wood, second by Mrs. Pierce,,and
unanimous vote, the Board' adopted
the agenda as presented.
PERSONNEL: On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr., Redd, and unan-
imous vote, the Board took noted
action ionthe folidifig personnel mat-
ters:
Approved Betty Husband for the
Staffing Specialist/Parent
Liaison/Parent Services position in the
Wewahitchka area for the 2003-04
year. This hiring Is not a result of
DROP participation for Mrs. Husband.
Approved the Superintendent's recom-
mendations to add payroll manager
position to the exempt ,employee
finance salary schedule; add' an
exempt employee maintenance salary
schedule.
Approved Charles 'Bullard for an


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instructional technology position at
Wewahitchka High School for the
2003-04 school year contingent upon
successful completion of a pre-employ-
ment drug screen, physical, and finger-
print screening.
Approved John Feranchuk for an
instructional science position at
Wewahitchka High School for the
2003-04 school year contingent upon
successful completion of a pre-employ-
ment drug screen, physical, and finger-
print screening.
Approved Helen Carlsten for an,
instructional ESE position at Port St.
Joe High School for the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon successful com-
pletion of a pre-employment drug
screen, physical, and fingerprint
screening.
Approved Coy Adkins for an instruc-
tional math position at Wewahitchka
High School for the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon successful com-
pletion of a pre-employment drug
screen, physical, and fingerprint
screening.
Accepted resignation of Cindy Weeks
from the Even Start Parent Educator
position effective July
31,2003.
Approved Jennifer.Bums as Parent
Involvement Liaison at Port .St. Joe
Elementary School for the 2003-04
school year contingent upon successful
completion of a pre-employment drug
screen, physical, and fingerprint'
screening.
Approved Cindy Weeks as one-on-one
aide at Wewahitchka Elementary
.School for the 2003-04 school year
contingent upon successful completion
of a pre-employment drug screen,
physical, and fingerprint screening.
Approved Bobble Sandridge s a Title I
Aide at Wewahitchka Elementary
School for the 2003-04 school year
contingent upon successful completion
of a pre-employment drug screen,
physical, and fingerprint screening.
Approved Ashley Forehand as Parent
Liaison Aide at Wewahitchka
Elementary School for.the 2003-04
school year contingent upon successful
completion of a pre employment drug
screen, physical, and fingerprint
screening.
Approved Cheyne Todd for the tempo-
rary position of receptionist in the
administrative offices 'of the Gulf
County School Board,
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Gaskin, second, by Mrs. Wood,
and unanimous vote, the Board tabled
action on the district 2003-04 strategic
plan. On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second
by Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved 2003-04 school
improvement plans as submitted.
PUBLIC HEARING FOR 2003-04 TEN-
TATIVE BUDGET & MILLAGE RATES:.
:On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pierce, the Board approved- the tenta-
tive budget and millage (total 7.133) for
the 2003-04 school year by a 4-1 vote
(Gaskin voting NAY). Mrs. Gaskin
requested that the following statement
be re-:..rd.d jin the minutes:
".Jlu-t .:da.y trere were some other
funidlnL- soarceS Lhla would Ol'l'eL .:,-me
of the local Capilal impr,:.emeni Lauir.g
rtilat e had discuj.ed m -:.u- p-inr,
u-.i and i woulj lik. Lhe Board r.. cr.n-
ideri l:":kig at mnoe optd.n.s bt.:efre ,e
inre ir"- .aro iOrin cremi n hirr mill
age I .:.je,: br-i ea orn 0 -.er a, riu.- of
Sounding."
On motion by Mrs. Wood, sebond'by.
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the 2003-04 tentative:
inllslge rate for Required Local Fffrft at
5 292
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous Vote, the


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appr,:.%1,3 r're 200304- nl trentlu,- irillae
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Onmotionby Mr i-ooa e:.-..-.. lr-
Pierce, the Br ard appro, d Lr- .,:." -
04 tentative mrllage ral- j I 2', I,:.r
Local Capital Improvement by a 4-1.
vote (Gaskin voting NAY,see statement
above).
SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT:'. On
motion by Mrs., Gaskinsecond by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved an increase in funding ri the
amount of $10,000 for the 2003-04
school year and $6,000 additional in
the 2004-05 school to trie Culbf corn


Health Department for school health
services.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved Mrs. Gaskin to attend the
Florida School Board. Association's
Board of Directors Retreat in Key West,
Florida, August 21-23, 2003.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr...
Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board' meeting
was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.



MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

JULY 8, 2003 CONTINUED ,
WATER SYSTEM ./ CITY -OF
PORT ST. JOE,
Port St. Joe City Commissioner
John Reeves appeared before the
Board to discuss complaints
received regarding the water..ser-
vice. Upon discussion by
Commissioner Fox, City
Commissioner Reeves reported
that the issues hate been
resolved, and al-.. d(i'cuss,-d the
water system policy under the e
City of Port St. Joe (no pre- pay-
ment of water till- p.tir\nit due
by the 10th oI at_ mi.htri 1i.. ier
will be cut- off on the 20th if pay-
merit is nori. reei,.iedl. He also
reported ir,at rth Ct3, :l. P.:,r Si.
-Joe v-ill except bank- draft pay-
merlE i rt_~ni. ID. Oik,bec
BATTLE SbTREET-BAR.CFl ADE
P.:nrt Sl Joe Cit' Coimmi-ioner
Reeie- appeared belf.re, the
Board ti report thaI a barricade
was placed at the end of Battle
Street and Avenue F, as request-
ed by Commissioner Peters.
V.F.W. POST NO. 10069 / DONA-
TION
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor,'and unanimous vote, the"
Board agreed to donate $500.00.
from the General Fund to John C.
Gainous V.F.W. Post No. 10069.
S H i.P. APPLICATION
Commlseionrer Peter_ reported
that S.H.I.P. applications for pur-
chase assistance iand rehabilita-
tion assistance can be picked up
starting July 14th at the Robert
M. Moorre .Atmitistrauron
Building .r, R.rom 30i. or at the
Sold Lborarv in W'v.ahitchka local-
ed in he Old Gulf County
Courthouse.
There being no further business,
and "'upon rrnono.n 'by
Commissioner Pete-r. second-by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at,7:10 p.m., E D T.
JERRY W. BARNES
ATTEST: C Hi-_ RAL N
DOUGLAS C BIRUMlNG-AM
CLERK

,PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 10, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf Counr Board ol Cc,-on
Coitrurjss,onerr mnei lhjs date in
sFpec'ial sesi-on -.-iLh Ihe :foliJo'ung
members pre-en _i harmran
IJrr, \' Barne's X,c-C.hIamarn
Carl \Vt Fo., tied Con-msn-.iuners
Carmen L MiL.'ni'.r. B.iUy E.
Traylor, and Nrivmin Fif er- Jr.
Others preieri, cir' Counr v
Attorney T.rl,mhi hMcFar-iind,
Deputy Clerk Towal Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
LynmStephens, Building Official
Michael L. Hammond (12:11
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MINUTES... GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


p.m.), Building Inspector Brad NATURAL RESOURCES FOR
Bailey, Maintenance RIVERINE TRAINING AND
Superintendent Steve Mork, .INSTRUCTION FOR THE UNITED
Planner David Richardson, Public STATES ARMED FORCES ON
Works Director Gerald Shearer,. THE APALACHICOLA RIVER IN
Road Department GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Superintendent Bobby Knee, A copy of the complete resolution
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford. is on file in the Clerk's office.
T.D.C., Director Paula Pickett, SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
and Deputy Sheriffs Buddy None of the Commissioners had
Cumbie and Ricky Tolbert. Special Projects Payments
Chairman Barnes called the requests.
meeting to order at 12:03 p.m., EMERGENCY FUNDS / GRANT -
E.D.T. CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE
BEACH RAKE / EMERGENCY Chief Administrator Butler
PURCHASE / BUDGET AMEND- reported that there are emer-
MENT agency grant funds available
Upon discussion about the need which can be used for renovation
to purchase a new beach rake, of the Cape San Bias
Commissioner Traylor motioned Lighthousekeeper's Quarters, but
to amend the General Fund bud- the application must be received
get, in the amount of $46,000.00 by July 15th. Upon motion by
(by reducing Reserve for Commissioner Peters, second by
Contingencies), to purchase a Commissioner McLemore, and
new beach rake on an emergency unanimous vote, the Board
basis. Commissioner McLemore agreed to apply for these funds
seconded the motion, and it on behalf of the St. Joseph
passed unanimously. Historical Society.
Upon discussion regarding repair TRACTOR BEACH RAKE
of the old, beach rake, Upon discussion' regarding a
Commissioner Traylor motioned tractor to pull the ne4 beach
to amend the General Fund bud- rake, Commissioner Traylor
get, approximately $7,000.00 (by motioned to allow the Public'
reducing Reserve for Works Department to lease/pur-
Contingencies), to reimburse chase a 4-wheel drive tractor on
Public Works for parts purchased an emergency basis (to rent one
for the old beach rake. for 3 months at $1,500.00 / Road
Commissioner Fox seconded the Department to assist with pay-
motion, and it passed unani- ment, and to pay for the tractor
mously. in full in the new budget on
RESOLUTION / MILITARY October 1st). Commissioner
TRAINING APALACHICOLA McLemore seconded the motion,
RIVER and it passed unanimously.
Upon discussion by There being no further business
Commissioner Traylor. County and upon motion by
Attorney McFarland read a pro- Commissioner Traylor, the meet-
posed resolution in. support of ing did then adjourn at 12:17
military training along the p.m., E.D.T.
Apalachicola River. JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
Commissioner Traylor motioned ATTEST:
to adopt the following resolution, DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
and Commissioner McLemore DOUGLAS BIRMINGHAM,
seconded the motion. After dis-. CHAIRMAN
cussion regarding hours of train- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
ing, sites, etc., the motion passed JULY 17, 2003
4 to 1, with Commissioner Peters WORKSHOP
voting no, because he would like The Gulf County Board of County
further information and would Commissioners met this date in
like to hold a public hearing' workshop session with the follow-
regarding thisissue. ing members present: Chairman
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-23 Jerry W. Barnes, and.
A RESOLUTION OF THE GULF Commissioners Billy E. Traylor
COUNTY BOARD OF 'COUNTY and Nathan Peters, Jr. COMMISSIONERS SUPPORTING Chairman Carl W. Fox and
THE USE OF GULF COUNTY'S Commissioner Carmen L.
McLemore were absent>.


Others present were: Counly
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building
Inspector Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Maintenance Superintendent
Steve Mork, Public Works
Director Gerald. Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams (12:08 p.m.),
and Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 12:04 p.m.,
E.D.T.
2003-04 BUDGET WORKSHOP
Upon discussion regarding the
meetings to be held to approve
the proposed 2003-04 fiscal year
budget, Chairman Barnes sched-
uled special budget meetings for
Monday, July 21, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.D.T. and Wednesday,
July 23, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.,
E.D.T. The Board requested that
Chief Administrator Butler notify
all Department Heads and
Constitutional Officers wishing to
discuss their proposed budgets
with the Board to attend. the
meeting scheduled for Monday,-
July 21st.
There being no further business,
the meeting did then adjourn at
12:13 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM,
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 21, 2003
SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special budget session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Building


I


Inspector Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, G.I.S. Director
Penny Ford, Maintenance
Superintendent Steve Mork,
Planner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
and Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Planner Richardson opened the
meeting with prayer, and
Chairman Barnes led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
ROAD DEPARTMENT (F.&F.F.
#41041)/PUBLIC WORKS
DEPARTMENT (G.F. #42834)
After discussion, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to tentatively
increase the Road Department
budget by $15,000.00 for salaries
and benefits for overtime pay (for
a total of $1,162,737.00), and to
tentatively budget $1,136,282.00
for the Public Works Department.
Commissioner Peters' seconded
the motion and, after further dis-
cussion, the 'motion passed
unanimously.
.2003-04 PROPOSED BUDGET
Clerk Birmingham reported that
(prior to the changes made today)
the proposed County-wide mill-
age rate is 6.4033 and the
Dependent Fire Districts are at
.5000 mills each. He stated that
the aggregate millage rate is
6.8196, and the tentative millage
rate must be certified to the
Property Appraiser by August
4th. Clerk Birmingham also
reported that (1) the Tupelo Fire
Control District has more expen-
diture requests than estimated
revenue, (2) additional requests
have been received from the City
of Wewahitchka and the School
Readiness Coalition, and (3) the
Board willneed to decide how to
split the St. Joe Fire Control
District estimated revenue
between the fire departments in
that district.
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT FUND / GENERAL FUND
Commissioner McLemore
motioned .to tentatively increase
the City of Wewahitchka's request


by $119.00 for one-half (0) of
their new fire truck payment.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (for a total of $15,375.00
- #32522-00000).
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
agreed to tentatively increase the
General Fund by $12,533.00
(and reduce the Tupelo Fire
Control District Fund), to fund all
of the requests received for the
Tupelo Fire Control District (City
of Wewahitchka's request will
include $2,842.00 in T.F.C.D.F.
#32522-00000 and $12,533.00
in G.F. #33122-81000).
GENERAL FUND
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively agreed to tentatively
increase the General Fund bud-
get by $12,000.00 to fund down
payment for a fire. truck for the
Howard Creek Fire Depaitment.
The Board also discussed re-dis-
tricting of the fire control dis-
tricts.
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS -
GENERAL FUND / FINE & FOR-
FEITURE FUND
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved the
proposed budgets of the following
Constitutional Officers, as recom-
mended by the Budget Review
Committee:.
#21212 Clerk to Board
$295,405.00
.#22213 Tax Collector
$381,008.00
#23116 Clerk of Circuit Court $
64,932.00
#24019 Supervisor of Elections
$152,007.00
#24119 Election Expenses $
60,258.00
#72024 Clerk of County Criminal
Court $31,594.00 '
#74044 Clerk of County Civil
Court $38;709.00
#76064 -Clerk of County Traffic
Court $55,252.00
#F3121 Sheriff Law
Enforcement $1,807,753.00
#31123 Sheriff Detention &
Corrections $335,187.00
#F9984 Sheriff Reserve
$7,381.00
PROPERTY APPRAISER (G.F.
#22113)
Upon motion by Commissioner


Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($323,044.00).
AIRPORT (G.F. #24942)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($.00).
ANIMAL CONTROL (G.F. #43062)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board- tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($71,248.00).
APALACHEE REGIONAL PLAN-
NING COUNCIL: DUES (G.F.
#27019-34000)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($5,000.00).'
ARTICLE V (G.F. #71212)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($253,162.00).
BAKER ACT SERVICES / LIFE
MANAGEMENT CENTER (G.F.
#51363-34300)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and'unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($18,000.00).
BAY CARES, INC. (G.F. #51462-
82000)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($2,850.00).
BAY COUNCIL ON
AGING/C.S.B.G. TRANSPORTA-
TION DISADV. (G.F. #51363-
34900)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second 'by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved,
this budget as requested
($5,000.00)..
BEACHES FIRE DEPARTMENT
(G.F. #B2122)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($2,000.00).
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS (G.F. #21111)


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Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
Budget as requested
($1,8141337.00).
BOATING IMPROVEMENT
GRANT (G.F. #41779)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second. by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($5,000.00).
BOATING IMPROVEMENT PRO-
JECTS (G.F. #26872)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor,,second by Commissioner'
Peters, and unanimous vote, thd
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($6,800.00).
CAPITAL LEASE & ACQUISI-
TIONS (G.F. #58484)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($441,405.00).
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-
GULF COUNTY/COUNTY DEV..
(G.F. #27152-31000)
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to tentatively approve
this budget as requested
($40,500.00), and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the -motion for
discussion. After discussion, the
motion passed unanimously.
CIRCUIT JUDGE (G.F. #60505) .
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote; the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($7.500.00).
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE / FIRE
CONTROL (S.J.F.C.D.F. #32422-
81000)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Conmmissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
.this" budget as requested;
($4,200.00).
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE /
RECREATION (G.F. #57172-
81000)
Upon motion by ,Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
agreed to budget $20,000.00 in.
this line item. ;
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA / FIRE
CONTROL (T.F.C.D.F./G.F.)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Conimissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively agreed to
budget $15,375.00 for the City of.


Wewahitchka (G.F. #33122-
81000 $12,533.00 / T.F.C.D.F.
#32522-00000'- $2,842.00).
CITY, OF WEWAHITCHKA /
RECREATION (G.F. #57172-
81001)
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to budget $20,000.00
for recreation for the City of
Wewahitchka. Commissioner -
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it failed 3 to 2; with Chairman
Barnes and Commissioners Fox
and Peters voting no.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to budget
$12,500.00 for recreation for the
City of Wewahitchka.
COASTAL IMPACT ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM (G.F. #43137),
Upon motion by Commissioner,
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($.00).
COMMODITY PROGRAM (G.F.
, #52564)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($16,878.00).
C.D.B.G./INTEGRAS THERAPY
(C.D.B.G.F, #27550)
Upon motion by Commissionet
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox,, aid unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-.
ed ($600,000.00).
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR (G.F.
#21112)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox,, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($129,619.00).
COUNTY ATTORNEY. (G.F.
#21314)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
SPeters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved, this
budget as requested
($47,000.00).
COUNTY COURTHOUSE (G.F.
#26219)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively, approved this
budget as : requested
($27 160 001. .
TO BE CONTINUED


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