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Patriots Honored at
Wewa Elementary... Pg. 5A

Chateau Nemours
Sold to Banking Firm Pg. 6A

Wewa Senior
Struggling with Aftermath. Pg. 7A


National Speaker
Encourages Students .. Pg. 6A

Law Enforcement News .. Pg. 5A
Sports... ...... Pgs. 10-11A
Society. ...... .Pg. 3B
Obituaries Pgs. 12A, 6B, 98
Church News......... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B


Gulf Comm.


Stays at


Reduced


Millage Rate

During the Gulf- County
Commission's second and final
public Aearing on proposed ad. val-
orem tax rates, commissioners
adopted a county wide rate of
6.2646 mills. This is about one
quarter mill below last year's rate of
6.5286.
Commissioners have been
working on this budget for several
months. They took a new direction
this year and appointed a Budget
Review Committee to bring input
on the budget to the board.
Committee members are Betty
McNeill, Alan McNair, Michael
Hammond, Curtis Lowe and
Chairman Charlie Weston.
Prior to the start of the public
budget hearing the board had set
tentative millage rates the same as
last year's budget, 6.5286 mills. As
the first public-budget meeting got
under way last week the commis-
sioi- voted 3-2 to lower the pro-
posed rateito 6.2646, about one
quarter mill or $332.000 in rev-
enues.
The new budget numbers still
reflect a' 13,57% increase over last
year's budget. Clerk of the Circuit
Court Doug Birmingham explained
to the board several expense areas
that had increased over last year.
(See County on Page 8A)


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Two Suspected Cases of West Nile Being Investigated by State


by Tim Croft
The Florida Department of
Health has not confirmed, and may
never officially confirm, two sus-
pected cases of West Nile virus in
Gulf County as actually being
caused by the virus.
Local health officials had sus-
pected West Nile virus in the cases
of a 57-year-old man and an 84-
year-old woman, who was suspect-.
ed to have died from the illness
about 10 days ago.
The man is reportedly recover-
ing from a bout of illness that last-
ed more than a month.
However, according to a
spokeswoman with the Florida
Department of Health, neither case
had been confirmed as West Nile by
state health officials.
"In Gulf County, there are no
confirmed cases of West Nile virus,"
said Lindsay Hodges of the Florida
Department of Health on Tuesday.
Due to confidentiality issues,
Hodges was limited as to what she
could elaborate on concerning- the
specifics of the. two suspected
cases.
She could not, for example,
explain the reasons why neither
local case could be confirmed by
state health officials as caused by
West Nile virus.
Official confirmation of a case
of West Nile can only come from the
state Health Department, she said,
and the department only com-
ments, on a limited basis, on cases
which have indeed been confirmed.
She emphasized, though,' that
West Nile and other mosquito-
borne illnesses are known to be
present in Florida and that the
peak time for such infections is the
final two weeks of August'and the
first two weeks of September:
In other words, West Nile is
here in Florida, whether the state
ever formally confirms the two.sus-
pected local cases.
And this is Florida, where mos-
quitoes are as common as condos.
"Florida and Floridians have
learned out how to deal with it,"


See You at the Pole Rally
Roughly 60 students and adults rallied around the flag pole in front
of Port St. Joe High School on Wednesday morning as part of the annu-
al national event in which students across the country gather at the flag
poles at their schools to share their faith in song and words. The local
event was sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Hodges said. "It's part of the terri-
tory" 'of living in Florida.
Hodges stressed the impor-
tance of preventative measures
folks should take to limit the
potential for infection by mosquito-
borne illnesses such as West Nile.,
Those include restricting activ-
ities outdoors during, dawn and
dusk, wearing clothes that cover
the skin when outside, protecting
with a DEET-based product and
eliminating standing water and
other sites where mosquitoesiwill
breed.
Hodges also shed light on the
process by which the Florida
Department of Health must con-
firm a case of West Nile virus.
Once an individual ,has been
seen by their doctor or other health
care provider, who, in turn sus-
pects West Nile, the physician will
confer amd work with the local
health officials, on confirming the
diagnosis.
Local health officials, in turn,
will typically seek input where
needed, from' the Florida
Department of Health..
One' aspect of confirmation is
blood work. There is, Hodges said,
a test wiich will confirm an infec-
tion by the West Nile virus.
The state has a network of
approved public and private labo-
ratories which will use the key
here is where possible blood
samples from patients to confirm
the presence of West Nile.
The local man suspected of
having contracted a case of West
Nile, had[ that diagnosis made after -
he had blood work done by a' pri-
vate lab :he was sent to by an
intern s( he saw While visiting in..
Georgia.'
The lab in that case apparent-
ly discarded the samples after veri-
fying West Nile,
The re is also a checklist of cri-
teria,, essentially a case history,
that has been crafted to determine
the presence of West Nile.
.That criteria, which can be
found dcn the website of the Centers


for Disease Control, CDC.gov, is concerning a person's travels,
lengthy and includes questions : when they developed symptoms,


what the individual's symptoms
S(See West Niles on Page 8)


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ing the 1930-era home and placing it on the National Register of Historic Places. See story Page 6A.


Wewahitchka Deals with


Another Fatal Accident


by Tim Croft
How much- is, one sm
munity supposed t .take?
How many shots to tl
blows to the soul, should c
community be forcedto at
endure?
Wewahitchka, and t
school in particular, was ro
the second time in less th
.weeks last weekend as a
again extinguished far too


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locked for
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life was,
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PSJ May Get Turn


Lane atl st & 98

Port St. Joe City Commissioiers may have finally received good news:
from their request to have a turn lane installed at the intersection, of
SHighw ay 98 and First Street. This intersection has been the site of many.
necks since the, traffic light was installed and the board has tried since
day olne to have turn lanes installed. '
layor Frank Pate asked city engineer Bill Kennedy to review a letter
received from the Florida Departnment of Transportation (FDOT) stating a
plan for quick action to'fix the turn lane problem.
Kennedy explained that what FDOT is proposing does have some
drawbacks. Essentially the FDOT is saying that a quick fix would require
merging the 4-lane traffic to 2 lanes at the light and make the other two
lanes turn lanes and change the light to include a turn signal. After a per-
son travels through the light the lanes would return back to four lanes.
Pate explained that the state would, at some point and time in the
future, place in the road maintenance cycle to install regular turn lanes,
but that could be five to seven years away.
After discussion the commission agreed that the two lanes with turn
,lanes option. was the best thing that could be done to bring'safety'
improvements to the intersection. Kennedy will draft a letter to FDOT
requesting that they proceed with the action as soon as possible.
MORE B-B-QUE
Paul Gant brought a room full of friends and patrons to the board
meeting room for support as he approached the board to discuss renewal
of his business license. Commissioners have passed an ordinance restrict-
ing mobile businesses since Gant received his license several years ago
and there seemed to be some concern as whether he would be able to con-
tinue :getting license. After an explanation of the process he had gone
through and a discussion by the board Gant was given the okay to renew
his business license.
SEEKING GRANTS
Bill Kennedy and Philip Jones (Preble Rish Engineers) outlined two
grants for the board to considerapplying for. Jones was seeking permis-
sion to apply for up to $2.5 million to build a new water treatment plant
and Kennedy Wanted to seek a $400,000 stormwater grant.
The commission agreed to allow applications to be made for both
grants.
WATER SEWER RATES GOING UP
The board agreed to adopt an ordinance to raise water and.sewer rates
by 50 cents per thousand gallons of water used. The increase was neces-
sary because of increased cost to operate the systems.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Held a public hearing to consider making 2nd Street arid 4th Street
one way from Highway 98 to Reid Avenue, reversing' the current traffic
direction of the one way street. All input was positive and the board plans
to follow through with the change.
-Agreed to purchase a new trash truck and three new pickup trucks
as requested by Public Works Superintendent Terry McDanial.
-Decided to move forward with a request by Wanda Walker to hook to
city sewer service running from WindMark Beach, The Walkers own
Walker's Dixie Dandy at Highland View. City engineers will look at lift sta-
tioli design and cost and the Walkers have agreed to pay the engineering
cost.


Tabatha A. 'Daniels, 16, was
killed over the weekend after she
lost control of the car she was driv-
ing on County Road 386 near
Roberts Landing Road and crashed
into a wooded area.
A passenger, Tamara Sandlin,
also 16 and of Wewahitchka and
better known by her middle name,
Portia, was seriously injured.
Sandlin ,,remained at Bay'
Medical Center, early this week.'
SThe accident occurred about
6:30 p.m, CT on Saturday.
"It's really .just unbelievable."
said \Vewahilchka High School
principal Tern Linton of the events
bf the past three weeks. He
described the mood at school as,
"somber. quiet, very low-key. It's
\ery stressful."
.Depressing, was how one sen-
ior characterized it.
"But we're doing pretty decent
considering." Linton said.
One particularly emotional
aspect, he said, was that unlike the
imulti-car accident that claimed
three young'men:just three weeks '
ago, many students did not learn,
that Daniels had been killed and
Sandlin seriously injured until stu-
dents arrived at school Monday,
morning.
The news hit hard, another
heart-bruis'r. Many students left
school.'
Linton said the school had
brought in "every counselor we
could get" including a team:of grief
counselors from Panama City.
The grief counselors will also
be on hand following the funeral-
for Daniels.this week.
Both girls, juniors each; were
well-known around school, Linton
added,, and many of their good
friends, and others wh6 knew
.them, have not been in school this
week.
"We do have a number who are
out," Linton' said, adding that
school officials, have communicated
to those students who are absent


that teachers and faculty will help
ensure they stay up on the course
work.
"We told them to let us know
what they need and we'll take care
of it," Linton -said.. "Everybody
understands. We will not let them
fall behind."
D. aniels had. been particularly,
involved in the ROTC program -at
Wewahitchka the past two years.
A friend, Tiffany Laird, com-
posed a poem in her memory which
can be seen in'this newspaper.,
Sandlin, Linton said, had a
steady stream of visitors at Bay'
Medical Center, where she is recov-
ering from leg and head injuries.
Her first words to Linton was to
explain that she likely wouldn't be
in school this week to-take the test
that is .a requirement for high
school, students who wish to be
considered for a military academy.
"Isn't that, amazing?". Linton
said: "She's in intensive care and
(worrying) about not being able to
take the test."
The test, Linton noted, had
been postponed for now. *
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, Daniels and
Sandlin were heading east on the
Overstreet Road at a "high rate of
speed."
Daniels lost control while nego-
tiating a turn at Roberts Landing
Road, the car beginning to spin as
it left the south shoulder of the
road.
Daniels' 1999 Pontiac careened
into a wooded area where, while
continuing to rotate, it hit several
trees.
Daniels and Sandlin, neither of
whom was wearing a seat 'belt,
according to the Florida Highway
Patrol, were ejected from the car.
The accident occurred just 16
days after a multi-car accident
claimed the lives of three young
men and seriously injured two oth-
ers.


Tabitha Amanda Daniels
By: Tiffany Laird
So smart, beautiful & strong,
Unknowingly unable to do any wrong;
We may only imagine your happiness and pain,
Wishing & hoping for sunshine after this rain.
From kindergarten til now in eleventh grade,
You were our friend, companion, & classmate.
We have learned a great deal from you,
To live life to the fullest, grow up & stay true.
Your amazing shyness but boldness has brought you this far;
We miss you now until forever, no matter how far we are.
You will always be in our hearts'& on our minds,
We love you Tabitha; The Class of 2005
7/28/87 9/13/03


227-1278 229-8997 227-STAR *


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PAGE TWO e THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003


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iier D.h/4 Wi Kr4 by Kesley Colbert


I Got Paid By Cash!


FDH Confirmation




May Be The 6th "D"

How many of you have been a little more careful over the past
week about how you've dealt with mosquitoes.
I know I have.
Since learning that we have had at least two cases of West Nile
virus in Gulf County recently, I've taken a whole new look at not
only how I deal with mosquitoes, but how others do also. WhenI
first heard reports of two cases of the virus; one of which resulted
in death, I imninediately called.the mother of my three grandchil-
dren a'id discussed the importance of following the 5 D's.
I'm sure most of you responded about the same as we began to
recognize that possible danger is lurking very close to our back,
ddor and we need to take action. .
Back when I was a whole lot younger there were those who
thought.that the local weather condition was sometimes painted
through rose colored glasses in order to encourage visitors to the
area in spite of the weather. That's about what it looks like when
you see that the Florida Department of Health has not signed off
on confirmation of the two cases of West Nile reported last week.
I fully understand that they have their protocol which has to
be met in order for them to say the cases meet state standards and
are actually verified cases of the virus. It is also understood that
the state must set high' standards of confirmation for the sake of
accuracy, but it doesn't make it any easier for us to understand
why everybody but the State Department of Health seems to agree
we have active cases of West Nile.
What is even scarier is a recorded death which tests have con-
firmed was likely linked to the mosquito-borne illness and every
one but the state is ready to point fingers of cause at the \inrs. In
my opinion if the cases need further confirmation then we need to
get that work done ASAP so the community can know exactly what
they are dealing with.
As I understand, as of this date. there has been no confirmed
death in Florida resulting from West Nile this year. If this case in
Gulf was the first, it would certainly be an honor we don't \want.
but a question to which we need an answer.
In the mean time remember' the 5 "D's".
D.UK AND DAWN Avoid being outside during these prime
mosquito feeding times if possible.
SDRESS \Wear clothing fhat covers your skin.
DEET When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes.
repellents containing DEET (N.Ndiethylmeta-toluamide. or N.Ndi-
ethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recommended. Products with con-
centrations up to 30'': DEET are generally recommended. 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. Always read the manufacturer's directions carefully
before you put on repellent.
DRAINAGE Check your home to rid it of standing water in
which mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Elimination of breeding sites
is one of the keys to prevention.
It's at this point we feel one more "D" needs to be added to the
list.
DON'T WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION There is ob\iousl\ enough
evidence out there to suggest that West Nile virus is in our com-
munities. Our local health department has sent out advisories
.along with the state issuing concerns and the advised course of
action .
Rerimmber the elderly and small children are considered most
vulnerable to the most severe symptoms of West Nile infection.


Johnny Cash and I grew up
together. He spent his early days
on the Arkansas side of the Missis-
sippi and I was raised slightly east
of that great river. Of course, we
never met. But I mourn his pass-
ing as I would that of a mentor and
compare. After all, he taught me
so much as we both wrestled with
the tough questions of life.
He was that influential! And I
don't think it was his' voice. He
wasn't exactly a Ray Price type
when it came to. getting the words
out. That didn't matter to'us back
in the mid-fifties when Cash first,
roared out of Memphis via Sun
!,Records and WHBQ radio. He
leaped out of the pack for two sim-
ple reasons....We could under-
stand what he was saying and he
seemed to be talking directly .to
each one of us .


He sang about the jo', ol nding
a train headed back to Dixie! He
reminded us that the Mlississippi
River was mighty and proud! He
never forgot what it \was like to
pick cotton! When it came to
beans, he knew a luna from a Ken-
tucky wonder! He remembered the
big flood back in 1937! He admon-
ished us to leave, our i guns at.
home. He fell into a burning ring of
fire several'times! He under-
'stood that family "gathered up", at
supper time He liked cowboys,
trains, Indians, rivers, mountains,
inmates and America! And hey, he
taught us all to walk the line!
Johnny Cash's music wasn't
too complicated.' With' Luther
Perkins, on lead guitar ahd Mar-
shall Grant on base, they only
knew about three licks apiece -
but man, they played'ern. hard!
When they bore down on "Don't
Forget To Give My Love 'o ..Rose"
you felt like you'd kinda grown up
with her tool '
Listen, I had days back then
when a ground ball would go right
between my legs to let in 1the win-


nine run. On the way home
Ilamenting the game and not pay-
ing attention) I'd crash my bike
into that big ditch list past Pat
Houston's store skinnmin my knee
and ripping half a dozen spokes
out of my front wheel. I'd get home
and discover Leon was spending
the night with Jackie Burns so .
had to feed up and milk my por-
tion....and his tool About the time
I'd get to figuring the system had
the best of me and nobody had a
clue as to what I was going
through John R. Cash would come
on that old stand up Zenith radio
singing "I don't like it but I guess
things happen that way....."
That deep, scratchy voice was
like a beacon in the night!
I fell in love in high 'school with
Mary Hadley Hayden. I would sit in
my room and listen over and over
to "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen". I
thought it would last forever! She
didn't see it the same way. She
brought the whole relationship to a
screeching halt one cold December
night in 1964. 1 got a whole new
perspective on Johnny's song,


"Cry. Cry. Cry".....and I ran a 45
RPM needle through I Still Miss
Someone". That mood lasted about
a week until Leon came in with
"Get Rhythm when you set the
blues"..... Cash had pulled me
through again
College was tough. I was a long
way from home. Lonely. Lost. For-
saken. Scared. Little over my
head..... Tim Peters and I somehow
found ourselves one afternoon
downtown at the tiny City Cafe6
Over a coke and some fries I was
surprised to hear Johnny and
June Carter come. blaring out of
the jukebox singing about, getting
married in "Jackson". I'd never
heard the song before. It didn't
matter. It was. a connection! If
Cash could find me up .on .this
cold, .wind swept mountain 200
miles from the house everything
was gonna be alright......
I learned all I know about
American economics listening to
him recite, "Cisco Clifton's Filling
Station." My political knowledge
begins and ends with "The One On
See Kesley on Page 3


Nearly Everyone Knew Him as Speed" or Speedball"


AND THEN THERE were only,:
four.
Last week the four remaining
Ramsey brothers experienced deep
sorrow with the passing of ofne of
our kindred group.
My brother, Will, became the
first of Momma and Daddy's five
boys to die. He passed. away last
Monday afternoon after he refused
to undergo another round of treat-
ment for his lurig cancer. He rea-
soned that after losing weight for a
while-until he got down to just
over 85 pounds-he decided he
wouldn't undergo a round of treat-
ment, again.
I had just written last week's.,
column on Monday morning and"
had gone home and started my-
afternoon of reading when I got the
call.
It wasn't altogether unexpected
but it was sort of a shock to find
out that he had passed away sort of
suddenly.
He was only a year younger
than I and as such was a bit too


ETAOIN SHRDLU


young to die. He was a heavy
smoker and the lung surgery he
underwent'-a couple of years ago
didn't stop him altogether,
although he admitted his long
association with the "coffin nails"
was more or less a .contributing
,,' factor. .

STHE THING I remember most
about .Will: was that both of us
joined the high school band at
about the same time. We had a part
time bandmaster from Apalachico-
la by the name of Lodwick, who
came over two nights a week.
Will played-drums and later,
played with a group of students


who formed a pick-up" band. play-
ing at Van Horn's Beach Club every
Saturday night, The beach club is
not there, anymore. It has been
replaced with town houses at the
corner of Highway 98 and Over-
street Road.
Will made'' rocking popular
before Leo Mazone of the Atlanta
Braves. Will would rock on his
.stool, keeping the rhythmic beat as
he would beat on his drums and
chomp on his chewing gum-all to
the beat.he was following on his
drums.

HARDLY ANYBODY called him
"Will". Nearly everyone knew him


Sas "Speed", oi "Speedball" due to his, "shared" bicycle when we still lived
quickness of movement, I suppose. .:.,'in Oklahoma, I was packing the
He wasn't the quickest of miei; by a., ,: bearings on the front wheel. The
longshot, '' : bearing races \were .worn to the'
Just as he "wasin' kno' a-ifor, point, where they would no longer ',.
his ability to fix orirepair anything", retain the bearings, so I was also
as his long-time best friend said in, going to tighten them up a bit.
his remarks at the Memorial Ser- I took the wheel apart and
vices last Wednesday. saved the ball bearings, putting
S Phillip Chatam made the them in a cup behind me. I -got
remark in remembering his daugh- them all out and in the cup and
term's car breaking down on her way turned around to clean them and
back to 'college, near Chatta- put them back together; only to see
hoochee. She 'called on Will 'for his Will put the last ball bearing in his
help in' getting her car repaired; mouth and swallow it.
just as. I called on him the time I The nearest replacement was
ran into a deer and disabled y in the next town, seven miles away,
car, several years ago, about 15 and the money:to buy some more'
miles from Chattahoochee was non-existent.
Will arrived with his preacher, We didn't ride the, bike for a
Rev. Harry Babbitt, who was for- while'after that.
,merly at Port St. Joe. We had many adventures with
They got a wrecker and Will that bike and numerous things as
loaned me his car to come on. well.
home: One time we were visiting our


ONE DAY, WHEN.we were still .'
the proud owners .of our first.,,


cousin in Seminole, where he lived
out on the lease in one of the' com-,
pany houses.


There weren't many :places to
.splash, around iin.the water back
there.; iOne time we were running
through 'a small canyon near his
house, splashing in the water pud-
dles as we made our way up the
canyon.
We decided we had just as well
take our clothes off and stash them
while we continued with our adven-
ture. Will and I didn't know the way
out of the canyon, so we made it
our business to keep -our cousins,
who did,iin sight.
About the time we got deep in
'the canyon, my cousin's sisters
and their friends surprised us nude
boys. The cousins scattered, quick-
ly, and we tried to follow.
After a while, Will decided he
would rather stay in sight of the
girls, rather than get lost in the
canyon. So, he stayed with them all
the *ay back. He never' lived it
'down.'


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 Page 3A


Friends of the Library Building Funds


by Tim Croft
The Friends of the Gulf County
Library are building their funds to
build an expansion onto the Port St.
Joe Library.
The Gulf County Commission
initiated the momentum when com-
missioners donated $10,000 (plat-
inum) donation.
The Friends of the Gulf County
Libraries Inc., kicked in $5,050
(gold), the Bay County Library
Board $3,500 (silver), the law firm
of Rish, Gibson & Scholz and Robert
and Jean Faliski $1,000 (silver) and
the Lion's Club of Port St. Joe


$1,015 (silver).
The Friends are attempting to
raise $150,000 for an expansion at
the Port St. Joe Library, especially
for Florida history and genealogy
sections.
Participation is encouraged in
one of three levels of sponsorship:
platinum ($10,000), gold ($5,000)
and silver ($1,000).
Contact any member of the
Building Committee for more infor-
mation about the project. A list of
board members is available at the
library.


Kes from Page 2


The Left Is On The Right." And I've
been in the hen house when 'That
Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" skulked
through!
My sons knew the words to "A
Boy Named Sue" and "One Piece At
A Time" before they started to
school. My wife politely stops talk-
ing when 'Tennessee Flat Top Box"
or "Five Feet High And Rising" are
playing. I stand and take my hat off
anyplace and anytime "Ragged Old
Flag" comes on.
I have the utmost respect for
Johnny Cash. His songs were sim-
ple:but he certainly was notl He was
complex, headstrong and seemed to
enjoy living life on the edge. He was
concerned and involved with a vari-
ety of important issues in our socie-
ty over the years. He didn't compro-
mise or side step the tough ques-
tions mi life.
I suspect that by the time you
read this all kinds of eulogies and
tributes will have been offered up.
The amazing fact that he had at
least 2 songs make the country
music charts for 38 consecutive
years will be brought out. His chil-
dren will have appeared on Larry
King Live. Kingsland. Arkansas, will
put up a sign proclaiming it to be
his birth place. Much will be made
of his connection to the legendary
Carter family and their combined
contribuuon to country music ....
All of this is wonderful and well
desenred. I appreciate any and all
accolades that come his way. And I
am not sad for him this morning.
Cash lived a hundred lifetimes in
his 71 years. And he absolutely.
positively,. \thout question did it
his way! He land June have been
reunited and 1 know m my heart
that's what he wanted.
This is just personal but I'm
selfishly a little sad for me today.
I've been tapping my foot or lament-
ing -or .laughing along with-and


mostly sharing Johnny Cash songs
with anyone who would listen for
nigh on to fifty years now.
I have lost a friend. I told ya'll
we grew up together! It's a chapter I
hate to close. What a great link to
those thrilling days of yesteryear
And, man, did he ever give us all he
had! I don't know about you, but I
will always be eternally grateful.
And if you come over sometime
I'll break out my original Sun
Records tapes and we'll listen to
"Hey Porter", "Folsom Prison Blues",
"Rock Island Line", "Big River", rem-
inisce about the Man in
Black.....and recite 'The Ballad Of
Ira Hayes" together.....
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Other donations which have
come in are $50 from an anony-
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Those interested can also buy a
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Learning How to Escape A Fire


by Tim Croft
One by one they slid out the
back door, on their bellies,
crouched, below the smoke that
had enveloped the "house."
Then it was back to class.
Students at Port St. Joe
Elementary School had a personal
brush with "fire" last week as the
local fire department and Division
of Forestry, with an assist from the
Bay County Fire Department, sim-
ulated a burning building while try-
ing to hard-wire the right reaction
in malleable young brains.
"We are teaching kids what to
do in the case of a fire," said Al Ray
with the Port St. Joe Fire
Department. "We want them to
know how to get out of a burning
house.
"We want them to know how to
react if the smoke alarm goes off, to
get out of the bed and get on the


floor, to feel if a door is hot and if it
is to go for the nearest window."
So, Ray, with the help of
Michael Bailey, Eddie Davis and
Richard McGhee with the Division
of Forestry, brought, well, a minia-
ture house to the school.
A couple of years back the
Division of Forestry and Bay
County Fire Department pooled
some money on a simulator.
Which is really a doll house, if
the dolls in question are roughly
the size of elementary school kids.
There's a living room with a
fireplace, hallway, stairs leading to
an upper floor, complete with bed-
room and balcony.
A fine residence for a second-
grader.
Who were originally the intend-
ed targets of the program, the
brain-child of teacher Jan Nobles.
Nobles had a second-grader


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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
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Patriots Honored at Wewahitchka Elementary


by Tim Croft
Betty Owens scanned the
young faces before her and pro-
claimed, "I'm looking into the eyes


his grandmother's.
"It helped personalize the war,"
Brown noted. "It gave them a third
dimension to the war."


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First: Matthew Fleming, Quentin Smith and Bobby Creamer represented
their class in receiving a certificate of appreciation for their efforts to help the
troops overseas from Betty Owens from the local chapter of the DAR.


of a good many patriots."
Owens, of the local chapter'of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) and Staff Sgt.
Micheal McGauley, Port St. Joe's
recruiter for the U.S. Army, trav-
eled to Wewahitchka last week to
commemorate "Patriot Day," hon-
oring country and those lost in the
war on terrorism, with a special
group of youngsters.
Larry Brown's exceptional edu-
cation (ESE) class at Wewahitchka
Elementary had shown their colors
in the past year or so by writing let-
ters to soldiers in Afghanistan and
Kuwait and raising money, by sell-
ing flag decals and seeds, to pur-
chase phone calling cards for men
and women of uniform stationed on
the USS John Stennis.
'"To get a letter from somebody
you don't know is really neat," said
McGauley, who was stationed in
Kuwait during Desert Shield some
12 years ago. "I still have my letters
that I got. Everybody appreciates
who you do" he told the young-
sters.
Matthew Fleming said his class
wrote the letters, "Because it made
them (the soldiers) feel better."
And Quentin Carter, for exam-
pT. received a reply fromn.a soldier
named Veronica, the same name as


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Thursday, U.S. Army Staff Sgt.
Michael McGauley spoke to the kids
in Larry Brown's class at
Wewahitchka Elementary. McGauley
also presented students in the class
with certificates of appreciation for
their patriotic actions.
McGauley awarded each one
an Army pin and a "Certificate of
Appreciation" that designated each
letter writer an honorary member
of the 53rd Transportata


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Owens was paying a return an impact, the kids took up the
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Chateau Nemours Sold; To House Local Bank


by Tim Croft
Initiate history by acquiring a
piece of it.
That's pretty much the case for
Coastal Community Bank, which
has acquired the Chateau Nemours
at Monument Avenue and Sixth
Street in Port St. Joe.
The historic house will become
the Port St. Joe branch for the bur-
geoning bank, which after just two
years already boasts facilities from
Panama City Beach to
Apalachicola.
The purchase, for aii undis-
closed amount, was finalized three
weeks ago.
"We're excited about being a
part of the community and a part of
its history," said Jim Norton, senior
vice president and director of busi-
ness development for Coastal
Community Bank.
'The Chateau is the marquee
property in Port St. Joe, quote me
or anybody else ... This is the heart
of Port St. Joe. It is the true heart,
it's part of old St. Joseph, new St.
Joseph and the future of Port St.
Joe."
And as it was purchased by a
bank, the building is, in large
measure, assured of remaining
part of the landscape in the future.
By law established under the
umbrella of the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the
bank is required to preserve the
historic building.
Coastal Community Bank,
which has already established
something of a historic legacy with
its 2001 purchase of the historic
Apalachicola State Bank building,
intends to propose the Chateau for
inclusion? on the National Register
of Historic Places.
"We have worked very closely
with the (State Division of Historic
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tweak the Chateau for use by
Coastal Community Bank. "The
building has never been registered.
As a result of the bank it will be
registered so it will be protected.
"We're so tickled they have that
because there was no protection.
And, as a bank, this building will
be open to the public for the first
time."
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address.
'This purchase shows the bank
is committed to the community,"
said David Warriner. "When
Coastal came to this community
they looked to invest in more than
location."
And the alterations to the
Chateau will be as minimal as pos-
sible.
One tree will likely have to
come down, but Norton said every.
effort will be made to work around
it.
A small addition in the rear of
the home will replace what is now a
wooden fence hiding the air condi-
tioning unit and will house the
drive-thru teller station.
Norton said a minimum of


asphalt will be poured for drive-
thru service.
Windolf said the addition,
approximately 200 square-feet, will
be in keeping with the architectur-
al design ofthe home.
There will also be a two-foot
buffer between the home and new
addition to accommodate state his-
torical design standards and to
allow, if future events warrant, the
addition to be removed without
degrading the integrity of the
Chateau.
The other teller stations will be
located in the Chateau's main
room, on either side of the distinc-
tive red brick fireplace.
Windolf, whose company has
demonstrated a passionate affinity
for the historic structures of the
community, said the exterior of the
Chateau and some 90 percent of
the interior will remain as is, which
is largely, other than some minor
renovations, as it was when it was
built by the du Pont family in 1938.
Until the early 1990s, the home
was owned by The St. Joe Co.,
which sold it to an individual who
tried to make a go of converting it
into a bed and breakfast.
In the past few years, The St.
Joe Co., has leased the home for
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"In so many ways, (purchasing
the Chateau provides) instant
celebrity, by Port St. Joe stan-
dards," Norton said. "We will con-
tinue any tradition we can and
start a few new ones."
Norton said bank officials
"looked forward" and would
"encourage" that Fourth of July cel-
ebrations, weddings and barbecues
still take place on the grassy lawns
of the Chateau.
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offices within the next months.
With Windolf estimating the
limited construction work to be
done accounting for roughly three
months, Norton said Coastal
Community Bank, currently in the
Twin Palms Shopping Center, will
move into the Chateau sometime in
the next year, hopefully by spring.
Coastal Community Bank, a
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The speaker for the meeting
will be Florida State Party Vice-
Chairman, Allison DeFoor.
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judge at 28, later served as a cir-
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group on, several innovative pro-
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Wewa High Senior Struggling With
b Tim Croft
A snap of the fingers. I '" "
That is how long it took for '-
Jeremiah Bailey's life to change, : ..
permanently, irrevocably, on Aug. a I. l fl..
28. -


A mere bend in time, a fraction
of that required to read this sen-
tence.
That's how long it took for
Bailey to be transformed from just a
kid heading home to be ready for
school the next day into a'casualty,
a victim.
A victim, the collateral damage,
if you. will, of one of the most hor-
rendous automobile accidents in
anyone's memory, an accident that
claimed the lives of three young
men.
One second, Bailey, 17, was
traveling north on Hwy. 71 and the
next a car was spinning toward his
at high speed, slamming the front of
his truck before landing atop it.
"Wrong place, wrong time, I
guess," Bailey said from the kitchen
of his father's house this week.
Of course, he remembers none
of it.. He recalls dropping a friend at
home in Five Acre Farm. He recalls
removing his seat belt to retrieve a
CD for the radio.
He remembers that he failed to
snap the seat belt back in place.
From there the memories are a
swirl, a mental montage shot out of
focus.
He vaguely remembers people
cradling him, swirling around him
while telling him to stay calm as
they worked on him on the highway.
He remembers coming to in the
hospital.
"Everybody was standing
around, people were crying, people
were saying they were just thankful
I was alive," Bailey remembered.
Debbie Bailey, Jeremiah's
mother who lives in Overstreet,
received a phone call at 4:30 a.m., a
time of night that a phone call sends
chills down any parent's spine.
She rushed to the hospital.
"He didn't even look like my son
when I saw him," she said. "I just
thought, oh God, please don't let
him die. I just started praying."
Jeremiah's father, Mike, of
Blountstown, received a call at
12:30 a.m.
"I didn't know what I was get-
ting myself into," Mike Bailey said,
constantly tussling with his emo-
tions when talking about that fate-
ful night.
And when. Mikereached the
emergency room of the hospital it
was his son, in delirium and shock,
who seemed to be doing the consol-
ing.
Mike said Jeremiah mumbled
over and over, "I'm coming home,
daddy, I'm coming home."
He'd be home on time, he'd be
ready for school the next day,
Slowly, over the ensuing hours
and days, the nature and extent of
Jeremiah's injuries.came into focus.
He would not, as some emer-
gency personnel feared that late
Thursday night three weeks ago,
lose his right leg.
Broken in several places; the leg
is now, -after surgery, host to a
series of metal rods, intended to
keep the bones in place to facilitate
healing.
He must remain in a prone
position save for 20-minute periods,
when he can bear to move.
He moves around his father's
hou se with the aid of a walker, but a
20-minute c onersation on Monday
ultimately proved too taxing.
in fi\e weeks, doctors will be
able to determine whether, the bones
in the leg are healing properly.
If not, more surgery, in which
bone cells from his hip will be
implanted in the thigh bone, will be
required.
The best-case scenario is that
he'll be able to walk un-aided in two


to three months, the worst case, if Jeremiah said. "I'm just mad" with-
more surgery is needed, is some- out having to spell out the what and
what open-ended, who to which that anger is directed.


Scars from glass thrust into his
head as if fired from a cannon, have
made what would be his eyebrows
into a knitted slash of red scars.
The 'blow to his head also
caused a concussion which likely
contributed to his loss of memory of
that night and internal damage to
the right eye.
"I'm not really seeing out of the
eye," Jeremiah explained. "I can see
things, but it's real blurry."
The doctor, he added, told him,
"It's never going to get better"
despite the need for upcoming sur-
gery to stabilize the inside of the
eye.
The loss of vision is permanent.
And although the wounds of the
accident, from his. leg to his fore-
head, are evident, Jeremiah has
shown the resilience, an ability to
heal, that is rather remarkable, par-
ticularly for anyone who had been
by the impound lot in Wewahitchka
where his vehicle was sitting.
"I feel lucky, but I don't think
abCout t Jeremiah said. "I'm trying
to put the v.reck behind mie. .1 try to
think about the future I daydream
a lot. That's about all I can do."
Beyond the physical, Bailey is
also clearly wrestling with emotional
wounds.
There is anger.
"I'm sad for the other people
(who died in the accident), but I'm
ticked because it wasn't my fault,"


And Jeremiah has also had
what faith he carried shaken to its
core.
"In one way, I was in the right


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spot at the right time" because he
survived, he said, adding, "But if he
(God) was there, why'd he let this
happen?"
His parents understand the
anger, they recognize a young man
striking out against a horrendous
event not of his making, not of his
control.
They would heal his heart, if it
was in their power.
Even if he does not, Jeremiah's
parents believe there was something
at work that night that one day they
hope their son will come to welcome
as they do.
"It's a miracle, an absolute mir-
acle" he's alive, Debbie Bailey said.
"I attribute it to everybody's prayers
and God."
Mike Bailey, choking on the
words, said, "(Jeremiah's) strong.
The way I see it, God, had his hand
on him. God had something for him.
He may not realize that now."
Now it's just a day-to-day exis-
tence, mending physically and,
surely in time, emotionally.
A teacher froin the high school
will start coming to his house next
week, he said, so he can continue
his schooling, looking forward to,
walking across that graduation
stage.
"I hate sitting around like this,"
Jeremiah said. "I just take it a day
at a time."


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Sonny Hill Talks to Local Students


by Tim Croft
Watching Sonny Hill interact
with students is to imagine an old-
time Baptist preacher exhorting his
flock.
Slight of stature, sure, but Hill
offers a message with punch, but
delivered, always, with a smile, a
connective charisma that invites
students in, beckons them to
believe, nudges them to achieve, to
think beyond today, tomorrow and
the next day.
Discipline. Single-mindedness.
Dedication. Commitment. And, all
apologies to Webster's, stick-to-it-
tiveness.
"If you have the work ethic it
will take you as far as you want to
go," Hill told the middle- and high-
schoolers of Port St. Joe last week
during a rally of sorts in the gym-
nasium.
"You still have a great future
ahead of you. The best is yet to
come, but the best has to come
from within you."
Hill spoke for little more than
15 or 20 minutes, the message on
which his words were carried char-
acterized in countless volumes in
bookstores across the country.
But Hill brings a genuineness
to the table, a passion, for lack of a
better term, a soul, which was wor-


thy of any preacher in any pulpit
on any Sunday.
That was evident in the proces-
sion of students waiting to meet
Hill after he spoke, to shake his
hand, to give him a hug and talk a
bit.
Even though he wasn't letting
them get away without more prod-
ding, an additional push.
"Challenge yourself," he told
student after student. "Don't be at
the bottom."
He pressed three friends, "Stay
together. Stay in contact. Challenge
each other."
By the dozens they crowded
around Hill, as if he was a popular
youth minister on Sunday after-
noon.
"It's an indication you are giv-
ing a good message," Hill said in
describing what amounted to a
receiving line. "It's always good to
reinforce" the message.
He continued, "You can't save
everybody, but if you save a few."
That's what it's been about for
more than 30 years for Hill, operat-
ing from his home base and home-
town of Philadelphia, Pa.
He founded and continues to
act as president of a summer bas-
ketball league for inner-city youth
that, after its founding in 1960,


West Nile from page 1


were, contacts with other people,
recent illnesses, and on and on.
Only after all the appropriate
scientific evidence is gleaned, will
the state confirm the case as West
Nile virus.
Again, Hodges could not pro-
vide specific information on why an
individual case was confirmed or
not, even though in the woman's
case, an official death certificate
attributes her death to West Nile.
She did say, though, "It's pru-
dent for us to notify the citizens of
a confirmed case of West Nile" for
public health reasons.
And she said that if either or
both of the two local cases are con-
firmed 'as having been caused by
the West Nile virus, state health
officials would immediately issue
health advisories.
West Nile related encephalitis
has no known cure. Scientists have
isolated the virus but thus far have
not developed a vaccine.
That leaves physicians to treat
the symptoms, which can be high

County -

from page 1
These included increased aid
to the Gulf County Health
Department, County Libraries,
county development, long term
debt, personnel cost, retirement
cost, department budgets and
health and liability insurance cost.
'"his is the lowest millage rates
have been in 17 years," said Gulf
County Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr.
Peters went on to suggest that
the board needs to establish a
Capital Equipment Board at its
next meeting. The Capital
Equipment Board would oversee all
aspects of capital equipment for the
county. The board would work with
department heads identifying and
prioritizing the need and purchase
schedule for high dollar equipment
as well as long term maintenance
plans for such equipment.
Commissioners also adopted
millage rates for fire districts at
.500 mills and adopted budgets for
the fire departments.
All votes on the budget were 3-
0 with Commissioners Carl Fox,
Nathan Peters, Jr. and Chairman
Jerry Barnes favoring the budget
resolutions. Commissioners Billy
Traylor and Carmen McLemore did
not attend the final budget hearing.
Both commissioners had voiced
their displeasure with millage
reductions made to the budget.

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fever, nausea, vomiting and
headaches, while the body's
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The degree of symptoms can
also vary greatly, with some infect-
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serious, potentially fatal, symp-
toms.
Those older than 55 and young
children are considered particular-
ly vulnerable to infection.
Two separate trials of potential
vaccines are set to' begin shortly.


became a model for others across
the country.
He has been a national color
analyst for basketball broadcasts,
is heavily involved with the
McDonald's High School All-
American game, has a weekly radio
show and is special advisor to the
National Basketball Association's
Philadelphia 76ers.
He is also the executive direc-
tor of a name-sake non-profit that
provides a host of services to young
men and women, including tutor-
ing, mentoring and counseling pro-
grams.
The organization has helped
nurture more than 50,000 young
students toward higher education.
He, and his work with young-
sters, has been profiled in several
national magazines, including
Sports Illustrated, and he's been
honored with a bevy of prestigious
awards, including an honorary doc-
torate from Temple University.
"He does a heckuva job," said
Vernon Eppinette, a teacher and
coach at the middle school who had


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me," Hill said. "I had the privilege of
having a lot of good adults come
into my life."
And, Hill expressed with dis-
may, many of today's kids don't
have the benefit of interacting with
quality adults the way he did as a
youngster.
They do not have the opportu-
nity to hear often enough that they
can be what. they want, that deci-
sions made today will have impact
on what, and who, they are 10, 15,
20 years from now.
So he spent, in this particular
case, two days in a car driving from
his home to a sleepy little town in
North Florida, to cheer-lead and
preach, provide insight and click
some switches.
Even if the switch does not go
on for a few years down the road.
'They may not get the message
today, it's not always instant," Hill
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Retiree Appreciation
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This year's Retiree Appreciation
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September 19-20th.
Special activities planned for
military retirees include tours, Base
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giveaways and discounts, and an
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For additional information, call
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Thank You
The family of Jim Boykin would
like to express their sincere appreci-
ation to everyone for all the support
and prayers extended to us during
our loss. We are very blessed to have
such ionidermfl and caring friend-.
The Jim Bovtkir Familv


said. "It can sit there and simmer
and one day the light bulb goes off."
It is what lights Sonny Hill's
face, the opportunity to reach, to
slip inside a young person's mind
and plant a seed that finds pur-
chase.
"It's about competitiveness, it's
drive, it's determination," Hill
exhorted the students packed
inside "The Dome." "It's about
where you will be 15 years from
today ... the single-mindedness to
be the best I can be in whatever
direction I choose."
"What's happening right now
sets the foundation for later."
And with the world seemingly
transformed at a dazzling pace by
technology and globalization, there
is little opportunity for catch-up, for
re-opening the windows provided by
youth once they are closed.
"You are competing against the
world," Hill told the students. "If
you don't believe that you need to
get with it.
"And the competition for jobs,
for salaries, will become tougher as
we move forward."
A final exhortation.
"Nothing is given to you," Hill
said. "There will be roadblocks.
"But you know what you say to


roadblocks? You say, excuse me,
get out of my way."
After a thunderous standing
ovation and a few closing remarks
from Judge Fred Witten and school
administrators, the receiving line
was soon formed.

Multi-Car Accident Remains
Under Investigation
by Tim Croft
The horrific automobile acci-
dent of three weeks ago which
claimed the lives of three
Wewahitchka men remains under
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The Port St. Joe Sharks,
ranked #9 in the latest Class A
state football poll, improved 'to 2-0
on the season Friday night with a
46-0 victory over Robert F. Munroe.
The Bulldogs took the opening
kickoff and drove from their own 20
yard to the Sharks' 32 yard line
before the Port St. Joe defense
stepped up and forced a punt. That
series was about the only bright
spot on the night for the Bulldogs.
The Sharks took over on their
own 20 yard line, after Munroe's
punt went into the end zone. On
the second play from scrimmage,
quarterback Kenny McFarland con-
nected with Raye Bailey down the
sideline for a 35 yard gain. After a
holding penalty forced a second
and 22, McFarland hooked up with
Ash Parker for a 38 yard gain. On
the next play, McFarland hit Bailey


on a stop. Bailey broke a tackle and
spun to the outside and raced in for
a 17 yard touchdown. Kenny Peltier
added the extra point to give the
Sharks a 7-0 lead with 4:10 left in
the first quarter.
The Sharks' defense forced a
three and out on the Bulldogs'
ensuing possession. Port St. Joe
took over on the Munroe 39 yard
line after the punt and a five yard
return by Brandon Thomas. On the
first play from scrimmage,
McFarland connected with Bailey
on an out and up for a 39 yard
touchdown, giving the Sharks a 13-
0 lead with 2:49 remaining in the
first quarter.
On their next possession, the
Sharks mounted a five play 65 yard
scoring drive. Garret Garland start-
ed the drive off with runs of seven
and 15 yards. McFarland then con-


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nected with Parker on a hitch for a
29 yard gain to close out the first
quarter. Two plays later, Garland
took the hand off on a inside trap
play, and raced 14 yards for the
touchdown. Peltier added the extra
point to give the Sharks a 20-0 lead
with 10:55 left in the first half.
On the third play of the
Bulldogs' ensuing possession,
Randall Johnson intercepted a
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While being tackled after the inter-
ception, Johnson pitched the ball
back to Ash Parker, who returned it
27 yards for a-touchdown. Peltier
split the uprights on his extra point
attempt to extend Port St. Joe's
lead to 27-0 with 9:42 left in the
first half. .,
Antonio Smiley stopped the
Bulldogs on their next series when
he intercepted a pass on the
Sharks' eight yard line. On the first
play from scrimmage, Johnson
broke free for a 92 yard touchdown
run. However, a block in the back
penalty during the run nullified the
touchdown, and gave the Sharks a
first and 10 on the Munroe 49 yard
line.
On the next play, Johnson
.again reeled off a long run, but it
was also brought back, this time on
a holding penalty. The Sharks con-
verted on third and 14, when
McFarland connected with Parker
for a 17 gain. Johnison picked up
22 yards on the next play. Two
plays later, Johnson took a toss
sweep around the left side, and ran
through a couple of Bulldog defend-
ers for a 13 yard touchdown. Peltier
added the extra point to give Port
St. Joe a 33-0 lead with 2:42 left in
Sthe first half.
During the second half, the
Bulldogs put the mercy rule in
effect, which allowed the clock to
run continuously.
The Sharks recovered the
Bulldog's onside attempt on the
opening kickoff of the second half.
With 6:50 left, Brandon Thomas
capped off a six play 53 yard drive
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give the Sharks a 39-0 lead in the
third quarter. Thomas had four car-
ries for 19 yards during the drive.
McFarland also had a 13 yard pass
to Parker; while Garland had a 31
yard run.
A blocked punt by Stephen
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touchdown of the night. Freshman
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play nine yard drive with a one yard
touchdown run with only a minute
left in the third quarter.
Kenny McFarland completed
seven of his eight passes on the
night for 188 yards and threw two
touchdowns. Raye Bailey had three
receptions for 91 yards and ~wo
touchdowns; while Ash Parker
caught four passes for 97 yards.


Randall Johnson picked up 85
yards on six carries and scored one
touchdown. Garret Garland had 67
yards rushing on four carries and
one touchdown. Brandon "Pooh
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down; while Ashley Davis picked up
five yards on four carries and
scored one touchdown.
Jake Owens led the Sharks'
defensively with nine tackles.
Garret Garland had seven tackles
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Nick Reynolds added six tackles.
Stephen Besore blocked a punt and
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first District 2-A game at 8:30 ET.
"We need to win all of our dis-
trict games," said head coach John
Palmer. "Only the top two teams
out of the district will advance to
the playoffs. We know Blountstown
will be up for this game, so we will
need to be ready to play."
.Score by Quarters
Bobcats 0 0 0 0
Sharks 13 20 1 -46
STATISTICS
PSJ RFM
First Downs 9 7
Rushes/Yards 21/180 17/-4
Passing Yards 188 82
Total Yards 368 78"
Passes ,: : '7/8/0 11/24/2
Penalties/Yards 13/130 2/20


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Thursday, September 18
SHARKS vs WEWAHITCHKA*
Away 6:00pm

Monday, September 22
SHARKS vs ARNOLD
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Tuesday, September 23
SHARKS vs SNEADS*
Away 5:00pm
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Two Fourth Quarter TD's


The Wewahitchka Gators car-
ried a 22-12 lead into halftime, but
two fourth quarter touchdowns lift-
ed Bell to a 26-22 win over the
Gators in Friday night's game.
"This is a hard loss to swallow,"
said head coach: Charlie
Winchester. "This was a game we
should have won. We had two break
downs in our special-teams, and
four interceptions that hurt us."
A errant snap over punter
Blake Norris' head set up Bell's first
touchdown of the night. Bell scored
on a five yard run about four min-
utes into the game to take an early
6-0 lead.
The Gators took a 7-6 lead later
in the quarter when Johnny Jones
took a toss sweep, reversed direc-
tions' and raced 63 yards for the
touchdown. T. J. Easter added the


point after touchdown.
Later in the first quarter, Bell
took a 12-7 lead on a one yard
touchdown pass.
Wewahitchka regained the lead
in the second quarter when Johnny
Jones intercepted a pass and
returned it 50 yards for a touch-
down. Quarterback Hunter
Nunnery completed the two point
conversion pass to Will Strange to
give the Gators a 15-12 lead.
With :20 seconds left in the first'
half, Jones stepped in front of pass
on an out play for an interception,
and returned it 83 yards for a
touchdown. Easter added the extra
point to give the Gators a 22-12
lead at halftime.
Bell had a 28 yard pass, and a
five yard quarterback keeper in the
fourth quarter for touchdowns to


pull off a come from behind victory.
"Hats off to Bell: They had a
good football team, and were well
coached. They are definitely not the
0-10 caliber team from a year ago,
but one you might hear good things
about in the near future," added
Winchester.
"I can blame this loss on
myself," said Winchester. "If I would
have done a. few things differently,
the outcome might have been dif-
ferent. We got a talented group of
young kids, and we will see this
week how we react to a tough loss."
Johnny Jones led the Gators
with 128 yards rushing.
Quarterback Hunter Nunnery com-
pleted five of his 17 passes for 87
yards and threw four interceptions,
while rushing for 40 yards. Blake
Norris had 13 yards rushing.


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The Gators will travel to
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for their first District 2-A game of
the season.
"Carrabelle has tremendous
size' up front, and they look real
physical on film. But they do not
have a lot of speed. We going to try
to use our speed to beat them,-and
hope to get better each week head-
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Bell 12 0 .0 14 26


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SWHS Passes 5/17/4
First Downs 10 Penalties/Yards 6/50
Rushes/Yards 181 Fumbles/Lost'. 1/1'
Passing Yards 87 Punts/Avg. 3/40

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Friday

September 19

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OB;ITAR ES:


Raymond "Ray" Stanton
Raymond A. "Ray" Stanton. 62,
of Flint, Michigan passed away
Sunday, September 14th.
He is survived by his wife,
Deborab (Draper) formerly of Gulf
County; mother, Julia G. Weaver of
Flint; two brothers, John W., and
Frank E. and wife Betty of Flint;
two step-children; two grandchil-
dren; several nieces, nephews and
cousins.
The funeral was held on
Wednesday, September 17th, at
Swartz Funeral Home, Flint,
Michigan. Interment was at
Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to McLaren-Lapeer
SHospice or Special Olympic Golf.

Escape -

from Page 4
tools and kids combine, everybody
had to share.:
So, most every class and grade
got to stay in, and rush out of, the
"house."
"This is awesome," said one
fourth-grader as she sat in the
upstairs "bedroom" as it began to
fill with smoke.
By triggering a switch, Ray and
the men from Forestry were able to
fill the house with smoke, creating
the illusion of a house afire.
"It's scaring a few of them," Ray
noted, "but it's a good experience.
This is hands-on experience, a real
good program."
As the smoke billowed, the kids
hit the floor, crawled down the
stairs, through the hallway and out
the back door.
And, as Nobles noted, maybe,
just maybe, should, heaven forbid,
any of them face real flames and
deadly smoke, they'll remember
'what they learned inside the really,
really big doll house.
October is National' Fire
Prevention Month.

Patriots -

from Page 5
sword.
"We got bit with that patriot
bug," Brown said.
And therefore decided to forgo
their traditional munching of
Subway sandwiches.
Typically, sales of flag decals
and seeds go toward field trips to.
Subway. The $75 raised last year,
young Quentin Smith noted, would
buy a whole lot of sandwiches.
So in addition to their letter-
writing campaign a bulletin
board in Brown's class is covered
with envelopes which carried the
responses of soldiers the kids
contributed the money they raised
for phone calling cards for the
troops.
S"You all responded in a way
very few people do," Owens said
before giving the class a "Certificate
of Appreciation" from the DAR.
"You gave from your heart. No one
responded quite like you did.
"I see lots of patriots in this
room."
Ones who seemed eager to
demonstrate their patriotism, in
whatever way possible.
"A lot of my kids when they
came back (from summer vacation)
wanted to. know when we were
going.to start writing letters again,"
Brown said.
Young. Bobby Creamer had
even more grandiose plans to
demonstrate his allegiance to the
red, white and blue.
"When I get older I'm going to
be a Marine," Creamer said author-
itatively.


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George B. McLawhon, Sr.
George Bernard McLawhon,
Sr., of Port St. Joe, passed away
Monday, September 15, at his
home. Born in Apalachicola, he
moved to Port St. Joe-in 1937
where he helped to build the paper
mill. Mr. McLawhon then worked at
the paper mill for 39 years. He was
a member of the Long Avenue
Baptist Church 'where he had
served as a deacon.
Mr. McLawhon was preceded in
death by a brother, Frank
McLawhon, and a sister, Edith
Funk.
He is survived by his wife,
Audra McLawhon of Port St. Joe;
sons, Ralph McLawhon and wife,
Carol of Sarasota, George
McLawhon, Jr. and wife, Joy 'of
Spring, TX, Mike McLawhon and
wife, Ada of Overstreet, and Donnie
McLawhon and wife, Melissa of
Panama City; daughters, Mary
Becker and husband, Jim of
Juneau, AK, and Edith McLawhon
of Tallahassee sisters, Margie Real
of Panama City, and Dorothy
Kehler of St. Petersburg; eighteen
grandchildren; and nine great-
grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr.
McLawhon will be conducted on
Thursday, September 18, at 1:00
p.m. (EST) at Long Avenue Baptist
Church Family Life Center in Port
St. Joe, with Rev. Danny Odum
officiating. Interment will follow in
Holly Hill Cemetery.
All arrangements are being
handled by Southerlaiid Family
Funeral Home.

Will I. Ramsey
-Will I. Ramsey, 74, of
Chattahoochee passed away
Monday, Sept. 8 following a lengthy
illness.
He was a native of Shamrock,
Oklahoma, moving to Port St. Joe
in the late 30's. He was a graduate
of Port St. Joe High School. He was
a U. S. Army veteran,' and later
worked at The Star. He and his wife
Irene, moved to Chattahoochee
where he owned and operated the
Twin City News for a number of
years.
He was also a member of St.
Marks Episcopal Church of
Chattahoochee.
He is survived by his wife, Irene
Wilder ,Ramsey;' his son, Stan
Ramsey, both of Chattahoochee; a
granddaughter, Kristen Ramsey;
and four brothers, Wesley of Port
St. Joe, Jim of Ft. Lauderdale, Ed
and Bob, both of Mableton,
Georgia. He was predeceased by his
son, Will I. (Riusty) Ramsey.
Funeral services were held on
Sept. 10, at the Lanier-Adler
Funeral Home Chapel' of Sneads,
with Rev. Lee Graham officiating.


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Mexico Beach Art and Wine

Festival Planned For Oct. 18th


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The Driftwood Inn will host
the Fifth Annual Mexico Beach Art
and Wine Festival on Saturday,
October 18th, beachside on the
veranda behind the Driftwood Inn.
The event begins at 3:00 p.m.
CST and will feature fine artists
from all over the southeast. Last
year's event boasted over thirty
artists displaying their work and
vying for over $2,000 in prize
money. As was the case last year,
artists pay no entry fee, but are
encouraged to donate one of their
pieces for the live auction, which
will ensue later in the evening.
This year, the prize money has
increased and should attract an


even larger number of artists.
Tickets for the event will be on
sale in September for a donation
of $10 per person. Attending
guests will enjoy a superb art
show, live blues entertainment
with Carole Kelly, and auction
which will feature fine art as well
as a number of special items
donated by local merchants.
Wines will be. on sale by the
glass and bottle. Beer, pizza, soft
drinks, and water .will also be
available for sale along with a col-
lector's wine glass, t-shirt, and
poster designed by artist Tom
Wood. A CD by Carole Kelly will
also be available for purchase. All


net proceeds go to the "Best Blast
on the Beach," 4th of July fire-
works in Mexico Beach.
Tickets can be obtained at the
Mexico Beach CDC office and the
Driftwood Inn. For more informa-
tion, call 648-8196 or 1-888-723-
2546.
Any artists who wish to enter
their work should submit the
application by October 15th.
There are five categories: oils and
acrylics, watercolors and pastels,
sculpture/three dimensional, pot-
tery/craft, and photography/digi-
tal. There is no charge to enter
except that one piece of art for
auction would be appreciated.


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the historic airplane, but can
actually fly on a mission in the
aircraft.
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scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.
on. October 7th and 8th and will
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dents. Children under 8 (accom-
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free and family rates are $10.
Special group rates are also
available.
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make reservations call 1-800- EAA meets on the third Saturday
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Baker, the new Code and Building
Inspector of Mexico Beach; Police
Chief Brad Hall; and Mitchel
Grainger, Captain of Public Safety,
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Welcome Angel
Angel Denise Brake was bornr
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pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 3/4
inches long.
Angel is the daughter of Larry
and Patricia Brake of Hosford.
Paternal grandparents are Donald
and Elizabeth Brake of Overstreet.
Angel was welcomed home by
big sister, Sherry Lynn. Angel also
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PSJ Garden
Club News
The Port St. Joe Garden Club
rmet Thursday, September 11, with
a pot luck luncheon and a short
business meeting led by President
Betty Lewis. Plans were made for
"Christrhas at the Gardens" to be
held Noveniber 8th. Tickets will
include five mini workshops. lunch
apd areS 10:00 per person.'Conta&ct
any Port St. Joe Garden Club mem-
ber to purchase a ticket.
The garden club voted on
replacing all the windows at the
Garden Club Center.
The fall district meeting wil be"
held in Nlarianna. October 9th. and
anyone interested in attending:
should contact Jean Fortner.,
Reservauons are due no later than
September 21st.
'Due to the date of the district
fleeting, the next regular garden
club meeting has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, October '14th at 2:00
p.m.
SHostesses for the meeting were,
.orfa' ustin, Charmame. Earley."'t
Jean Fortner, .DJat4a4iender-son
and Jean McClamma.


Katelyn Brooke Hysmith

Katelyn Brooke Is Four


Katelyn Brooke Hysmith
turned four years old on September
3rd. She had a butterfly party on
Saturday, September 6th, which
she celebrated with family and
friends.
Brooke is the daughter of


Timbo and Stephanie Hysmith of
Wewahitchka. She is the grand-
daughter of Terry and Debra.
Watson of Port St. Joe, and Mr. and
Mrs. James Hysmith of
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BUDGET SUMMARY
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA FISCAL YEAR 2003-2004

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF CITY OF PORT ST. JOE ARE 5.04% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S
TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
GENERAL DOWNTOWN WATER SOLID WASTEWATER MARINA TOTAL ALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUND REDEVELOPMENT FUND WASTE FUND FUNDS FUNDS
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
TAXES: Millage per $1000
AD Valorum Taxes 6.67 $1,120,712 $72,026 $1,192,738
Franchise Taxes $110,000 $110,000
Utility Taxes $196,750 $196,750 .:
Telecommunications Tax $180,000 $180,000
Occupational Taxes $15,750 $15'750
State Revenue Sharing $80,000 $80,'00
Grants. $755,750 $755,750
Sales Tax Proceeds $85,000 $85,000
Intragovemrnmental Revenue $40,000 $40,000
Copy Fees $300 $300
Garbage Fees $535,000 $535,000
Trash/Hauling/Compost Revenues $1,000. $1,000
Cemetery Revenue $10,500 $10,500
Lot Mowing/Trash Removal $34,750 $34,750
Animal Shelter : $350 $ 350 .
Fines/Forfeitures. $25,200 $25,200
Miscellaneous Revenues $50,000 $39,000 $8,800 $97,800
Earned Interest $32,500 $19,500 $5,300 $11,000 $68,300
Debt Service $0
Rents and Royalties $16,100 $16,100
Lease/Admin Fees $161,045 $161,045'
Equipment Rental $100 $100
Qualifying Fees $325 $325
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Water Department $1,097,080, $1,097,080
Wastewater Treatment Services $1,147,095 $1,147,095
TOTAL SOURCES $2,754,087 $72,026 $1,155,580 $550,100, $1,147,095 $172,045 $5,850,933
Transfers In $446,200 $47,000 $58,900 $552,100'
Fund Balaces/Reserves/Net Assets $655,412 $655,412
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES $3,855,699 $72,026 $1,202,580 $609,000 $1,147,095 $172,045 $7,058,445
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
City Comnission ." $96,071 $96,071
City Auditor/Clerk $190,969 $190,969
City Attorney $5,500 $5,500
Municipal Building $89,029 $89,029
Police Department $1,058,696 $1,058,696
Fire Department ; $438,099 $438,099
Operations -.'; : $641,690 $641,690
Parks and Cemeteries $609,247 $609,247
Recreation: $235,029 $235,029
Interfund Transfers $41,710 $41,710
Maintenance Shop $281,309 $281,309
Non-Departmental $168,350 $168,350
Downtown Redevelopment $72,026 $72,026
Water Depprtment $212,079 $212,079
Water Plat $666,947 $666,947
Water/Sever Administration $174,404 $174,404
Oak Grove Water/Sewer Administration $32,750 $32,750
Trash Collection/Disposal $275,527 8275,527
Garbage Collection/Disposal $333,473 8333,473
Wastewater Treatment $711,275 8711,275
Sewer Collection $395,820 8395,820
Marina & Waterfront Park $172,045 8172,045
Debt Service $108,900 8108,900 "
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $3,85p,9 $ 72,026 $1,195,080 $609,000 $1,107,095 $172,045 $7,010,945
Reserves "- $7,500 $40.000 $47.500
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES $3,855,699 $72,026 $1,202,580 $609,000 $1,147,095 $172,045 $7,058,445
THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD. ,walk,


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NOTICE OF


PROPOSED TAX


INCREASE


The City of Port St. Joe has tentatively adopted a mea-,
sure to increase its property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy...................$1,049,684
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board
and other assessment changes...........$....... $0
C. Actual, property tax levy..................... $1,049,684


This year's proposed tax levy.....................$1,120,712


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public
hearing on the tax increase to be held on











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Florida Coastal Cleanup Sept. 20th to Clean County Beaches


It's almost time for Gulf county
residents and visitors alike to join
thousands of other volunteers
throughout the state on Saturday,
September 20th, and participate in
the Florida Coastal Cleanup spon-
sored by the Ocean Conservancy.
Plan on meeting them at one of
the following locations and help
keep our beaches clean and beauti-
ful. There will be two locations to
choose from:
Cape San Bias Fire Station at
8:00 a.m. to be assigned a cleanup
area of the beaches from Cape San
Blas to Indian Pass. The first 120
volunteers at the Cape San Bias
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


18th Annual

Goat Day Set

for October 18
It is time for Goat Day! 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
Blountstown. Admission is $1.00
per person.
For more information, call 674-
4519, 674-8883, or 674-5449.


BBQ Plates to

Benefit Sr. Citizens
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those deli-
cious BBQ beef sandwiches on
September 26th, from 11:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at the Port St. Joe
Senior Citizen Center. The cost for
each plate will be $4.00 and will
include pickles, chips, dessert, and
iced tea.
Please place business orders
by calling 229-8466 or 648-1010
prior to 3:00 p.m.. on September
25th. The Helping Hand volunteers
will be making deliveries from Port
St. Joe to Mexico Beach business-
es.
The proceeds-will be used to
pay for meals, transportation,
wheel chair ramps, medicines and
medical bills. The senior citizens
are grateful to the public for their
support.


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.


Real Estate Boom
(Mexico Beach/Port St. Joe)
Florida State' Certified
Builder, is looking for
partners) to provide
construction funds on
per house basis. Profits to
be shared when property
is sold. All funds will be
secured by individual
house.
(You will own it.)


If you are making 2% to
4% on your funds you
could do a lot better.


Call 850-648-6767


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
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.
A special thanks to the South
Gulf County Taxpayer's Association
for coordination and sponsorship of.
this event plus the many sponsors


who have contributed to make this
a fun event:
Beach Realty, Buzzett's Drugs
and Gifts, Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty, Duren's
Piggly Wiggly, Groundworks of
Florida, Gulf County Chamber of
Commerce,. Gulf County Tourist
Development Council, Happy Ours
Kayak and Canoes, Jerry Barnes
county commissioner, and Kathy
Jansen Massage Therapy and Yoga.
Keller Williams Realty, Nautical
Mortgage, One Source Mortgage,
Pepsi, Prudential Resort Realty,
Scallop Cove BP, Shoreline
Portraiture by Elisabeth, Sunset
Coastal Grill, The Entrance, The
Star, Turtle Beach Inn and
Cottages, Turtle Patrol, TWCMI
Solutions, and Dockside Cafe.
For further information or to
sign up prior to September 20th,
contact Paula Boone at 850-647-
15031 or email
pabdone@hotmail.com.


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First F/A-22 Commander Flies Raptor


The commander of the Air
Force's first F/A-22 squadron offi-
cially became Air Education and
Training Command's first Raptor
pilot Tuesday, marking another
historic milestone for Tyndall's
F/A-22 program.
Lt. Col. Jeffrey "Cobra"
Harrigian, 43rd Fighter Squadron
commander, flew his first F/A-22
sortie at Nellis' Air Force Base,
Nevada in the transformational air-
craft, culminating many hours of
training, preparation and a lot of
anticipation.
"It was a great flight, it's an
awesome airplane, easy to fly, easy
to take off and land, I had a good


time," Harrigian said. "It's every-
thing you've read about-from
engine start to engine shutdown we
were able to very easily get the jet
out there, execute some maneuvers
and-come back and land."
Before he even left the .ground
however, Harrigian felt this would
be the moment of a lifetime he
would never forget.
"How many chances do you get
to take a relatively new aircraft out,
all by yourself?" the colonel said.
"You're strapped in, and very
focused on the mission at hand.
But as I sat at the end of the run-
way, I took a deep breath and said,
'Man, this is cool!"'


Wewa High School

Announces Homecoming
Wewahitchka High School be a pep rally, The football game
announces that Homecoming will will start at 7:30 p.m. with the
take place on Friday, September Wewa Gators vs. Sneads ,Pirates.
26th. Homecoming festivities will be at
The schedule of events for that half-time and a dance to follow the
day starts off with a brunch for game until 11:00 p.m.
honored alumni from 9:30 to 11:00
a.m. School will be dismissed at The week of September 22nd to
1:00 p.m: and Ihe parade will start 26th, students will be allowed to
at 2:00. After the parade, there will dress up.

Wiregrass Model Railroad

Show Slated Sept. 20-21,


If you like model trains, you'll
want to attend the 13th annual
Wiregrass Model Railroad Show
and Sale on Saturday, September
20 and Sunday September 21, in
Dbthan.
Model railroading equipment
dealers ahfd enthusiasts from
throughout the Southeast will be
attending the show at the National
Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, three
miles south of Dothan on US 231
South.
SShow hours are 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. CDT Saturday and. 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. CDT Sunday. Admission is
$4 each for adults and free for chil-
dren' age 12 and under with an
adult.
'This show is one of the largest
model railroading events in the
Southeast each year. Many of our
dealers tell us our show is t Le best
or its size in the entire country.
said Danny Lewis, president of the.
Wiregrass Heritage Chapter of the
National Railway Historical
Society, the show sponsor.
"Our show has grown every
year and we have had many
requests to expand our show to two
days, so we have decided to hold a
two-day show for the first time this
year to give more people an oppor-
tunity.to attend the show," Lewis
said. "2003 marks the 13th year we
have sponsored the show and we
work hard every year to make it an
entertaining family-oriented event
.that children and adults will
enjoy," Lewis said.
"We have always kept the
admission, price low, enough that
entire families can come to the
show and spend as long as they
want erjo.ing all the trains. We
especially encourage parents to
bring their children because the
youngsters represent the future of
model railroading and we want
them to learn about this very
enjoyable hobby."
The model railroad show will
be held in the 25,000-square-foot
mail exhibit building at the Peanut
Festival. Fairgrounds, and Lewis
said the entire building will be
filled with more than 160 dealer


table and operating model rail-
road layouts in Z, N, HO, O and G'
scales. Some of the layouts will be
as large as 40 by 50 feet. At least
two model railroad layouts that
have never been at the show will be
featured this year.
'That large building will be
packed with almost anything a,
model railroading enthusiast could
want, and we will have .plenty of
room for the public to check out
the dealer tables and watch the
model layouts in operation," Lewis
said. "Whether.you are just inter-
ested in watching the trains run on
the layouts or whether you're look-
ing for the latest model railroading
equipment to add to your own lay-
out, you will likely find what you
are looking for at our show. .
Lewis said dealers at the show
will be happy to answer questions
about model railroading and many
of the dealers are also interested in
purchasing older model trains, so
anyone who has a train they are'
interested in selling is encouraged
to attend the show.
Proceeds from .the show are
used by the Wiregrass Heritage
Chapter of the National Railway
Historical Society, a. non-profit
group, to support various Chapter
projects in the Wiregrass area.
For more information about .
the Wiregrass Model Railroad Show
and Sale, contact Lewis at,(334)
792-4979.


Wilder to Speak at Gulf

Retired Education Assoc.
Tim Wilder, principal' of Port
St. Joe High School, will be the
guest speaker at the Gulf County
Retired Educatidn Association
meeting on Wednesday, September
24th. It will be held at Gulf Sands
restaurant at 5:00 p.m. ET.


Harrigian, along with Maj.
Steve Luczynski, also with the 43rd
FS, has been on temporary duty at
Nellis AFB since August 6, training
to fly the F/A-22. As the Raptor
continues operational tests and
evaluations in Nevada, the plan is
to train a cadre. of Tyndall pilots to
be the initial 43rd FS flight instruc-
tors.
"I thi~lk the most important
part of this training and experience
is that we are one step closer to
building the cadre of instructor
pilots that are going to start train-
ing other F/A-22 pilots down the
road," Harrigian said. "In the bigger.
picture; for the Air Force, it's
another step closer to initial opera-
tional capability and ,producing
pilots to protect America."
Back in the cockpi though, the
colonel recalled the performance of
his first flight as simply awesome.
"It's world class," Harrigian
said. "Probably 'the biggest thing I
took from the flight is the fact that
if you want the airplane to go some-
place, it's very easy to get it there.
We did a little formation flying, and
from a task loading perspective it's
very easy to do. Same with the
landing, I found it very comfortable.
If you request something of the air-
plane it goes 'OK,' and it makes it
very easy for the pilot."
A lot' has been written about
the F/A-22 performance and noth-
ing quite compares to firsthand
experience.
'The integrated avionics' gives,
situational awareness that's
unmatched anywhere else' in the
world," Colonel Harrigian said. "As
I was flying around in the ranges
up there, if anyone was within 80
miles, I was seeing them. From a
maneuverability perspective, the


airplane is very easy to go to
regimes that other aircraft can't
go."
'Reflecting on the flight,
Harrigian acknowledged that it
takes many people to keep these
aircraft flying.
'This (F/A-22) is a huge credit
to the Raptor team," he said. The
team includes people from across'
the Air Force to include Air
Education and Training Command,
Air Combat Command, civilians,
military and contract partners as
well as the men and women at
Tyndall.
.,"It was a big day .forine,"
Harrigian, said, "but in the bigger
picture it's one step closer to bring-
ing Raptor Number '18 to Tyndall,
and for us to start training pilots.
More importantly, this aircraft is
going to save lives, pilots' lives and
depending on the mission, guys on
the ground or folks in the United
States. This aircraft will have the
capability to do that.":


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Women's Day Sept. 21st

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The women of Philadelphia
Primitive Baptist Church will cele-
brate annual "Women's Day" on
Sunday, September 21st.
Missionary Mary Goban, a member
of Mt. Horab Primitive Baptist
Church in Tallahassee, will be the
guest speaker. The day will begin
with church school starting at 9:45

Rummage & Craft


a.m. and morning worship at 11:00
a.m.,
Pastor Hawkins and the women,
at Philadelphia cordially invite the:
community out to help them focus
on ,the theme, "Women Living A
Testimony". The church is located
on Avenue D.

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ents, John and Wanda Daniels; two
loving sisters, Kelly and Rebecca
Daniels; great-grandmother,
Beulah Hysmith; grandparents,
Truson and Dorothy Hysmith, all of
Wewahitchka, Naomi Daniels of
Kinard; two uncles, Jessie Hysmith
and wife Joni of Fountain, and
Roger Daniels of Kinard; and
numerous cousins and friends.
Tabitha was loved by all and
will be missed dearly.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, .September, 17 at
Westside Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka with the Rev. Gerber
officiating. Burial services followed
at Roberts Cemetery in
Wewahitchka.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home, Wewahitchka Branch
Chapel.
See OBITS on page 9


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TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. *-Bible Study all.ages 10 a.m.
Morning'Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 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


F/ first Baptist Church


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
S tirdd, Coswell Minister of Music & Education
l,:h.ael Rogers Minister to Students
Sunday School ................9:45 am
t.Morrnrg Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
i i Disc.ple Training .............. .6:00 pm
E.en.r.g Worship .............. .7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...... .6:30 pm
IvMon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 201h 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 Service ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Everyone welcome

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


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
i '.L Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
S 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
- "' ., 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............ 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ................... ... ..... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ......................... 7 p.m.
YOU AR1 WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


Cindi Purring for A Home


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Cindi, a tabby kitty 8 weeks old
(pictured); Stumpy, a boston bull
terrier mix puppy.; Tiki, a male
jack russell/beagle cross ; Sam, a
year old tan colored lab, neutered
and FREE; Turbo, a beautiful ten
month old male mix; Dominique, a
white- male lab, already neutered
with shots, FREE; Jetson, a red-


dish brown semi-longhaired male.
Homer, a nice creme colored
lab male; Princess, a nice female
mixed breed about sixteen months
old; and a large number of kittens.
Please come see!
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or/ visit the
Humane Society's web site- at
www.sjbhumanesociety.drg.


: i .on
The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph OfficeSt. Lawrence
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
SMass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


L^L\ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- rb 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
,'u Sixteenth Street
Sunday.Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .. 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. -


*Sunday School


*Young Children


Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd/


S "Remember ;l.iul.- h u '.i .l it used to be?"
IT STILLS 1AT:

fitgilmb an ^fe pptist (purc4
S' 582 Ling Street Iighland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
S(850)227-1306
5 0 ) 5 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
MMorning Worship 11:00 a.m.
N'0 FRILLS! NO FAS NO GIMMICKS! Evenn service 7:00 pm.
JOST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.'
S L G Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Methodist Youth Fellowship


Evening Worship
Wednesday Choir Practice
S All Times are EST


10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
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


Here is a great opportunity for
talented citizens to display and sell
their crafts. The Catholic church of
Mexico Beach will be having a rum-
mage and crafts sale on October
25th.
For details on reserving a table
to display crafts, or' if you have,
some things to donate to the rum-
mage sale, excluding clothing, call
648-4041.

Musical Program at

New Bethel Church
New Bethel Youth and Young
Adult Choir will have a men and
women's musical program on
Saturday, September 20th, at 7:00
p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out
Sand be blessed in songs.
Revival at Zion Fair
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church will be hosting its annual
revival, September 22 through
September 26, at 7:00 p.m.
Reverend Jerome Williams will
be the evangelist for the week. The
Zion Fair family is inviting the pub-
lic to come and bring a friend to.
hear to the word of God by a pow-
erful, Holy Ghost filled, anointed
man of God.


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SB Sunday Bible Study .................... 10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship ............. ......11:00 am EST
SWednesday Bible Study......................... ........7:00 pm EST
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EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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



Family Life 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


Apalachicola...


Port St. Joe
SHwy. 98
S .... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
SFamily Life Church
S Wewohitchka


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 ......... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT


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



Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED
Sunday: For more
Sunday School 9:00 information:
Worship 10:00
Small Groups 6:00 227-1180


www.graceeagles. org


Wednesday:
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of Guadalupe on October 25th


Tabitha Daniels
Tabitha Amanda Daniels, 16,
of Wewahitchka, went to be with
the Lord after a fatal car accident
on September 13. She was a junior
at Wewahitchka High School. She
was baptized and a born-again
Christian at Westside Baptist
Church.
She is survived by loving par-


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PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DOLPHIN NEWS
Monday, September 22, is
Family Day A day to eat dinner
with your children. Family Day pro-
vides an opportunity to draw atten-
tion to the importance of parents
and children spending quality time
together. Studies have shown that
spending time together at family
dinners can greatly affect a child's
decisions. For example, children
who regularly have dinner .with
their families are less likely to try
drugs, drink, or get into trouble.
Try outs for Odyssey of the
Mind will be held on Wednesday,
September 24. Permission slips are
available in the front office and
should be brought on the day of try
outs.
Friday, October 10, is the last
day of our first grading period.
Report cards will be seht home on
Friday, October 24. If you would
like to schedIle, a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
After sclhol tutoring is avail-


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Peacebuilders for the Week Sept. 8-12: Front row, from left, Ist grade, Kiana Rouse; kindergarten, Cassandra Julian;
pre-k, William Thomas. Back row, left to right: fifth grade, Josh Henderson; 4th grade, Sarah Pippin; 3rd grade,
Bryanna Stuart; and 2nd grade, Anastasia Thomason.


able for grades 3-5 on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 2:10-3:15 in
the CCC Lab. For more informa-
tion, call Minnie Likely at 229-
1624.
When dropping your child off
for school in the morning, we are
asking you to please use the circu-


lar drives either by the pre-k/22nd
Street or enter by the football stadi-
um for the back wing. Do not drop
your child off near the gym or park
near the kindergarten.
Kindergarten i students can be
dropped off-on 22nd Street, but
parents are asked hot to park near
the kindergarten.


Spotlight on Health: Self Motivation


*Dr. Peter Obesso
When you go to the doctor and
he or she says: stop smoking, lose
weight, exercise more, do you fol-
low the advice? For many diseases,
treatment depends on lifestyle
changes including changes in diet,
exercise, smoking and drug use.
These changes are difficult and
many patients do not comply.
Patients are better able to follow
instructions to take medication
than to follow behavior modifica-


tion instructions that may avoid
the need for medication in the first
place.
Why are some people able to
change their behavior and others
are riot? The answer lies in ade-
quate self motivation techniques:
1) Set realistic goals. "This
week I am going to lose one pound
in weight." "I am going to smoke
one pack of cigarettes less." "I am
.going to walk one more block." "I
am not going to get high." A jour-


Parent Conference on October 4th


A free.conference for parents of
children who attend schools in
Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Walton,
and Washington counties, will be
held October 4th from 8:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. at the Bay High School
cafeteria, 12th Street and Harrison
Avenue in Panama City.
-. -Sessions-..\ull. include_ c-aenc
resources, autur2s, behavior, bully-
ing, FCAT, medications, IEP,
speech/language development,


software resources, homework tips,
school to community, handwriting
tips, procedural safeguards and
reading tips.
The conference is co-sponsored
by Bay District Schools and Florida
Diagnostic and Learning Resources,
System/Panhandle Area Educa-
tional Consortium IFDLRS.'PAECI.
For more inrormaLon, call 672-
4251 or 1-877-873-7232, ext.
2260.


ney of a thousand miles starts with
the first step.
2) Find what motivates you. Do
you want to be thinner? Do you
want to be healthy? Do you want to
be able to live longer? Do yoh want
to have more endurance? Do you
want to be more attractive?
3) Take a photograph of your-
self now. Compare it with one of
yourself when you were younger.
Think about what changed and
which lifestyle changes you can
make to avoid aging faster.
4) Write a contract with your-
self. Write strategies to be followed.
Write a plan of action.
5) Take control away from
,whatever is controlling you,
Cigarettes? Ice cream? Desserts?
Liquor? Laziness? And remember
you are doing this for yourself, not
because somebody else told you to
do it.
6) If you are unable to regain
control, be honest and tell your
doctor or counselor. They will be
able to guide you as to what to do
next.


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"SMOKE SIGNALS"
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W ewahitchka

Elementary

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Edited by Lori Price
Note: This is one of a series of
articles written by 6th grade stu-
dents introducing faculty meribers
new to our campus.
by Candace Griffin
Wewahitchka Elementary
'School is proud to welcome Mrs.
Bobbie Sandridge to its staff.
Ms. Bobbie is 41 years old. She
has been married for 22 years to
Elwood Sandridge. Their daughter
Jackie is 21 and their son Greg is
14.
Ms. Bobbie was raised in


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Wewahitchka. Her hobbies include
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stitching.
Ms. Bobbie graduated with an
AA from Gulf Coast Community
College in May 2000. Then she
graduated from Florida State
University in December 2002 with
a BS in Elementary Education.
Ms. Bobbie is a computer aide
for kindergarten and first grade.
She also works with ESE students.
Her goal for this year is to improve
the students' knowledge of math
and reading through the use of
computers.


3 ANews Column Faith
Christian School


Bobbie Sandridge is a new computer aide at Wewahitchka
Elementary this year. She is shown here helping four students.


College and Career Day.

Friday at St. Joe High


The Christmas card sales pro-'
gram has begun and will continue
through Thursday, September
25th. Students are working
towards awards and a'day off dur-.
ing the school year.
The winners in the early ele-
mentary classes will be entertained
at a Chuck E. Cheese party, and
the older successful sales students
will earn a trip to Wild Adventures.
Top classes will be treated to a
super "pop and pizza" party, and
the best three sales persons will
win cash prizes. The children in
pre-kindergarten will earn an ice
cream party, and the top two stu-
dents (parents) in the preschool
that sell the most items will receive
one month's free tuition. The goal
is for each student to secure orders
of a minimum of ten items while
having an exciting time earning
great awards. The purpose is to
raise-funds to enhance the overall
school program.
Top sales students the first day
were Caleb Hamm and Brian Pitts,
and the eight winners on Monday,
September 15, were Elijah
Quaranta, Charissa Sarmiento,
Brian Pitts, Canny Bolten, Hanna
Lee, Bryce Godwin, Marcel Duane.
and Christian Laine.
The Parent Teacher Fellowship
had their first meeting on Monday,
September 8th. New officers elect-
ed for this year are: president -
Sissy Godwin; vice-president -


Terri Nelson; secretary Cathi
Ford; treasurer Mazie Stone, The
parents and teachers will meet the
first Monday evening of each
month during the school year at
6:30 p.m. Please mark these dates
on your calendar and plan to
attend.
The first PTF project of the year
was a workday at the school,
Saturday, September 13th. We
thank those who attended for the
accomplishment of some yard
work, painting and repair of play-
ground equipment, and clean up
around the basketball court. '
Progress reports will be sent
home today and should be signed
by parents and returned to the
teachers as soon as possible. Be
ready with your best smile for fall
pictures to be taken on Friday,
September 19th.

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Port St. Joe High School is
once again hosting the area
College/Career Day. The guidance
staff, coordinating this program,
deem it to be very helpful to stu-


"Paradise In the

Port" Benefit
The Port St. Joe High School
class of 2004 Project Graduation is
selling chances to win "Paradise in
the Port". This includes a two night
stay at The Port Inn, a guided fish-
ing charter, and $50.00 gift certifi-
cate to the Sunset Coastal Grill.
The drawing will be held on
November 7 and you need not be
present to wilA. Tickets may be pur-
chased for a donation of $5.00 by
contacting Wanda Nixon at 227-
3211. or' Cindy Belin at 227-1221.

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dents and their parents in making
decisions regarding post-secondary
plans. Representatives from over
70 institutions have been invited to
attend; as well as those from vari-
ous branches of our armed servic-
es. 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 at the school's entrance for
further information.


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CLIMATE CONTROLLED
Location: Rear of Family Dollar Store 510 Cecil G. Costin Sr. BLVD
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For Service: Go to Piggly Wiggly Service Counter at Port City Shoppirg Center
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Unit
Size
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7x9
8x10
8x12
8 x20


Monthly Tax
Rent


$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00
$110.00


$5.14
$ 5.79
$ 6.37
$ 6.50
$10.40


Total Unit Monthly:.Tax Total
Size Rent
$ 84.14 9.5 x8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05 $ 99.05
$ 94.79 10 x 20 $174.00 $11.31 $185.31
$104.37 12 x 16 $167.00 $10.86 $177.86
$106.50 11 x18 $172.00 $11.18 $183.18
$170.40


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Luther L. Flowers
Luther Leonard Flowers, 92, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Saturday, September 13, at his
home.
Mr. Flowers was born in
Calhoun County and had lived in
Wewahitchka since 1961. He
attended the Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church in
Wewahitchka and was in the pulp-
wood' industry.
Survivors include: four sons,
Roy and wife Mary Ann of San
Antonio, TX, Troy of Callaway,
Louie and wife Nita of
Wewahitchka, and Perry and wife
Jeanie of Wewahitchka; five daugh-
ters, Josephine Shiver and fiance
Chuck Newsome of Kinard, Clara
Holland of Sneads, Betty Flowers
and Andy Faoutas of Panama City,
Maggie Flowers of Panama City
Beach, and Margaret Miller and
husband James of Southport; 19
grandchildren, 21 great grandchil-
dren, and three great great grand-
children.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Eva Mae Flowers.
Funeral, services were held
Monday at the Glad Tidings
Assembly of God Church in
Wewahitchkag with Reverend Joey
Smith and Ciarles Jackson offici-
ating. Interment followed in the
Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard.
Adams .Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of the
arrangements.

Donald Goodson
Donald Goodson, 72, of White
City, died September 15, at Bay St.
.Joseph Care and Rehab. Center.
He was born April 2, 1931 in Rose
Hill, Alabama, and had lived in
White City for the past 45 years.
He was a papermaker at St. Joe
Paper Company and retired after
39 years..
He is survived by his wife, Ida
Goodson; one daughter, Becky
Peacock and husband, Ronnie; two
sons, Carl Goodson and wife,
Penny, and Neil Goodson and
fiancee' Twila; grandchildren,
David, Laura, Jennifer, Kaleigh,
Chrystal, Martin, and Kim; one sis-
ter, Evelyn Ward and husband,


Odell; five brothers, McCoy and his
wife, Wilma, Tim and his wife,
Merline, Wayne and his wife, Mary,
Paul and his wife, Dot, and James
and his wife, Nina.
Donald will be remembered for
his love of gardening, fishing, and
hunting, but most of all he will be
remembered for his love of being
with his large family, who loved and
will miss him very much.
Graveside services will be held
Thursday, September 18, at Holly
Hill Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. EDT
with the Rev. Roland Rabon offici-
ating.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Nell Payne Mitchell
Nell Payne Mitchell, 84, of Port
SSt. Joe, passed away Saturday in a
Panama City' Hospital.
She grew up in Milton, the 4th
of 10 children, and came to Port St.
Joe in 1938 in a Model A Ford with
her husband, Tommy Mitchell, and
Terry Hinofe.
She was of the Presbyterian
.faith, had been a member of the
Garden Club, was an avid artist,
and church organist.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Barbara Kerrigan of Milton; her
son, Jack Mitchell of Columbus,
GA; her grandchildren, James
Kerrigan of Pensacola, Lori Finch of
Newport News, VA, Lynne Kerrigan
of Milton, Dr. Chad Mitchell of
Panama City, Chris Mitchell of
Smith's Station, AL, and Jason
Mitchell of Hattiesburg, MS;: ten
great-grandchildren; and two sis-
ters, Elizabeth Grant of Pensacola
and Patricia Wolfe of Pace.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday at the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church, conduct-
.ed by the Rev.. David Fernandez
and Chris Mitchell.
Interment followed in the fami-
ly plot in Holly Hill Cemetery.
All arrangements were con-
ducted by Comforter Funeral
Home.
Artie Dell Signor
Artie Dell Signor of
Wewahitchka, was called home to
be with the Lord on Tuesday,


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Artie was born on July 29,
1907 and celebrated her 96th
birthday with family and friends.
Artie lived a blessed life amongst
her family and friends, and will be
greatly missed. She was born and
raised in Hamilton, Alabama. After
living in Tampa for many years, she
relocated to Wewahitchka in 1980
with her husband of 60 years,
Ralph' Signor, who preceded her in
death on Christmas of 1989.


,She is survived by four loving
arid devoted children, Helen
Cunningham of Wewahitchka,
Betty Smith of Crystal Springs,
-Albert Signor, Sr., of Wewahitchka,
and Lee Signor of Palm Bay; one
brother, Jess Conway of Tampa; 18
grandchildren; 40 great-grandchil-
dren; 21 great-great-grandchildren;
and many nieces, nephews,
cousins, family and friends.
Graveside services were held
Friday, September 12 at Jehu
Cemetery in Wewahitchka, with
Mark Cunningham, Jr. (great-
grandson) officiating.

Ruby K. Sullivan
Ruby K. Sullivan, 68, :of
Wewahitchka, \ passed away
Sunday, September 14, in Panama
City. A native of Bascom, she was
a resident of Wewahitchka for the
past 32 years. She worked, as a


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She is survived by her children,
Dennis F. Sullivan of Panama City,
Kathy Sullivan of Wewahitchka,
LarryT. Sullivan of Altha, and John
Tom Sullivan, Jr. of Wewahitchka;
17 grandchildren; 8 great-grand-
children; two. brothers, Douglas
Burdeshaw of Enterprise, AL, and
George J. Burdeshaw of Callaway.
Funeral services will be held at
New Beginning Life and Praise
Church in Wewahitchka, Thursday,
September 18, at 3:00 p.m. CDT
with the Rev. Robert Miller officiat-
ing. She will lie in state at the
church for one hour prior to the
funeral services.
All services are under the
direction of the Gomforter Funeral
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one owner. New condition,
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1987 Nissan Kingcab pickup.
Very good condition. 1 owner,
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan-
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1997 Toyota T-100, extended
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1993 Eagle -Vision tsi.
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage LS.
One owner, 60,000 miles,
AC, 5 speed, 2 door. New!
Must seel $4950. 960-4464.
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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
2001 Ford Escort. 4 door, AT,
AC, 20,000 one-owner miles,
garaged, new condition.
Absolutely perfect! $6450.
960-4464: ltc9/18
1998 Sporty' hot red
Mitsubishi Eclipse RS. Great
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1215. 2tp9/11
2000 Toyota Solara SLE. V6,
AT, AC, Sunroof, Leather.
Loaded! One owner, 50,000
miles. $14,900. 960-4464.
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1987 F-150 truck. 4 WD, 4
speed, bedliner good hunt-
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obo. Days 229-8251 ask for
Tommy Knox. Nights 647-
5349, weekends 827-2618.
2tp9/11

1997 Mercury Grand
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miles, excellent condition.
$4250. 960-4464. ltc9/18
1989 Honda Accord. Exc
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850-229-8469 5 9pm.
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On St. Joe Beach with unob-
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98 and Pine, with short path-
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house w/roof deck, unfurh..
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large living room, 2BR/1.5BA
dining room, kitchen, car-
port, laundry room. No pets.
$750 per mo. Call 850-385-
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new inside. $550 per mo.
first, last, and sec. dep. 606
Woodward, PSJ. Call 647-
2570. 2tp9/18
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4BR/2BA'unfurnished house
on 5 acres, private fish pond
and jacuzzi room $950 mo.
long term lease. Call 850-
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very clean, 'furnished with
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plus dep. 647-3834. tfc8/14

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Both furnished and unfur-
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house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
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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 227-712.5
leave name and number;'
tfc8/21






Saturday Sept 20th 8-12,
2002 Garrison Ave.
Maternity work clothes,
baby/children clothing, chil-
dren video tapes and misc.
items.

New Flea Markett Open
Saturday at 8:00am. A lot of
new items. Now selling ster-
ling silver, 10k and 14k yel-
low gold. Good quality jewel-
ry. 253 Charles Ave. in White
City. ltp9/18

S1 (gas) stove, $125., 1 ref-
rigidaire ice maker, water,
(double- doors) $275. 1
microwave, $75. 1 bunkpbed
set for sale $375. Dresser,
chester, hutch inc. Sale at
214 Avenue B, PSJ. Phone#
229-1502 or cell phone 774-
3255. Contact person Carla
Peterson. tp9/18






Children's case manager:
Provides-assessment, coordi-
nation of services and follow-
up for Severely Emotionally
Disturbed children and their
families. Requires Bachelor's
degree in Social or Human
Services field, use of person-
al vehicle, and good driving
record. Requires 1 year expe-
rience working with emotion-
ally disturbed children.
Competitive, salary plus
$2210 annual area differen-
tial, Jo'b refreence R 23-2
Posrtonrs offers excellent
benefits package. EOE. Send
Resume to:
Component Director
311 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Taking applications for
dishwasher. Apply in person
at Linda's Restaurant. 203 E
4th St. 2tc9/18
Driver wanted.' Must 'be
experienced 'Boom Truck
operator Apply in person to.;
Bayside Lumber & Building
Supply. 516 First St. Port St.
Joe. ,' tfc9/ll
Baby sitter e 2c3 2 1/2
yr oldlld1 days a
wk. Ctll8-8779 for more
info. 3tp9/11

Taking applications for
warehouse position. Apply in
person at Carpet Country.
tfc9/11.


BEACH

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


MINI STORAGE
O 28 sReid Ave, Street, Port St Joe F
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours









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



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


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

u Voice/TTY Access
b .(352) 472-3952 "


Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.c2pm


Local Internet Service
Computer Repairs & Upgrades
Custom Built Computers
-* Models on Display
-r '- Excellent Prices
z4l J >-- *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


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



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


92S


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


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



'adioShack
Authorized.Sales Center


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


.Pools .
RE' I



Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 850-227-6131
.-"'" 1


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New Shipment of
Beach and Pool toys
have arrived.


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



AMERBICANB3SCR3


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

* Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
fc7/24


Make your


"Dream House"


a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Cusom plans by Frank Healy, MB.A

850-647-8028


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 training salary.
Requirements: honesty, 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-
769-1645. 4tc9/11
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens has a full-time book-
keeper position available.
This position requires a high
school education, minimum
;of 'two years experience in
bookkeeping. Requires expe-
rience in check reconcilia-
tion, computerized book-
,keeping, familiar with quadro
pro or excell. Application can
be picked up at the Port St.
Joe or Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Center. We are an
equal employment opportu-
nity employer. The deadline
for applications is Sept. 19.
2tc9/11

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
for. youl Our PORT ST JOE
agency is a partner-friendly
homecare program seeking a
PRN RN and part-time HHA
to provide care to our home-
,'bound paujent.'s. :llleaae
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

Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For.more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.
Stfc9/4

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


AC duct installers needed;
Please call GW Service 229-
9125. 2tc9/11
Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the follow-
ing:
(2) Full time 1 lp-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 t tfc9/ll
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. t fc7/3
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 PhotoShop. Need
good language skills and
experience in newspaper pro--
duction ind.'or corrLnLercial
print design Ibenefitsl Send
resume to the Star
Publishing Co., P.QOfox 308,
S-ort St.,Joe,.FL 32457. -
1 ttfc6/5






2000 Rockwood Premier Pop-
Up camper. Exc- cond.
$5,000 obo. 2011 Marvin
Ave. 229-2798. 3tp9/18
Tanning Bed For .Sale. 2003 -
ESB Grande 1600 (16 bulb)
tanning bed. Electronic.
timer, face/arm tanner and
runs off 110. current: Bought
new in April and only has 20
hours on bulbs. Asking
$1,800 obo. Call 229-8806.
2tp9/18

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


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 2296374


King Size Waterbed complete.
Table & four chairs. 229-
6694. ltp9/18

Frigidaire Refrigerator w/ice-
maker, $200; Frigidaire chest
freezer 14.8 cu. ft., $200;
RCA colortrak 25" TV, $150;
GE Potscrubber Rollaway
Dishwasher, $150. Call 229-
7726, if no answer, please
leave message.
ltp9/18

Curio Cabinets $85 ea. 2pc.
split bamboo bar and 4
matching swivel stools, $300.
Book case.- metal shelves,
$10. Lamps (3) $5 ea. Room
dividers, white vinyl, (3) $40
ea. Tile top dining room table
$100. Call 227-1932 or 527-
5536.- .. 2tp9/18

GE 18 cu. ft. refrigerator.
Freezer reads 10, refrigera-
tor 34, $200. Computer and
peripherals, scanner, cd
burner, internet ready, $200.
Call 229-8913' ltp9/18
furnituree fr Sale. Recliner,
computer desk, full bedroom
set with -student desk.
Corner 10th and Marvin Ave.
229-8042 ltp9/18

For Sale: 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

Used furniture .for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7


TRADES & SERVICES


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Several 3 compartment utili-
ty sinks, bar sinks, S/S wprl
tables, dish tables, slicers,
mixers, dish machine, con-
vection ovens double and
single, 6 and 10 burner
ranges, flat top grill, char-
broilers 40 and 80 Ib fryers,
chairs, tables, bar stools,
pizza ovens, 27, 48 and 60"
sandwich make-up units,
counter top soft serve ice
cream machine, single, 2 and
3 door coolers and freezers,
walk-in coolers and freezers
bottle coolers, refrigerated
base work tops, hoods and
fans, ice machines, shelving,
lots and lots. of misc. small-
wares to many to list. We also
buy used restaurant equip-
ment for more information
please call 850-785-1568.
ltc9/18

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

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






Ready to move in now. 2
Landhome packages 3 and 4
bedroom. Payments as low as
475 per month. With $0
down --Call Vance .763-4266.
ltc9/18

2 2 bedroom, 2 bath used
homes. 14x60 call Vance
763-4266. ltc9/18

FHA, ship, and mobile, qual-
ified homes. Interest rates as
low as 5.87%. FHA first time
buyer program. Call Vance at
850-763-4266. ltc9/18

New i46x80 3 bedroom, 2
bath,"$395 nrer mo. t 'Cll,
Vance 763-4266. ltc9/18





Free puppies 4 months old.
Miniature Dachshund mix.
227-6617. ltp9/18


Lot for Sale by owner 608
Marvin Ave Port St. Joe.
Ready to build on .1/2 block
from post office. $35,000. Tel
(850) 899-6600 or (850) 229-
6961. 2tc9/18

House for sale by owner:
Built in 2001; 4 bedroom,
2.5 baths; berber carpet, tile;
$195,000. Call 229-7780 for
more information. 4tp9/18

House for sale in Wewa. 240
E. Osceola St. 4 Br/1 Ba on
2 lots. Asking $55,000. If
interested call 850-635-5328
ask for Sherry. 4tp9/18

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/1-bath, home for
sale, Double Lot, 521 7th
Street, PSJ. $140,000.
Please call for appointment,
home is rented. 229-1711.
tfc6/5

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. 850-229-6487 or 850-
229-6507. tfc6/26

HOUSE ONLY FOR SALE
(BUYER PAYS TO MOVE)
"Old Florida-Style" frame
house. Original wood floors,
walls, windows, 3 bedroom,
I 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
"COMMERCIAI/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5

Sa# $f WSaw5 % 47 SAm


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





Home Enhancements
Handyman Services, Yard
Maintenance, Mowing,
Weeding, Home Repairs,
Painting, Power Washing,
Complete Home Cleaning,
Landscaping, Specializing in
Water Features. Licensed
and Insured. Jim Turner
227-2522. 4tp9/18

No Time? Mature, reliable
woman will clean house and
do yard work. Refs. Avail.
Call Diana 227-3411.
ltp9/18

Need To Get Away? What
about your four legged kids?
Pet owner/lover, (with 5 yrs
pet care exp.) will make
house visits. Exc. long term
refs. Call Diana 227-3411.
'tp9/18,

Any moms looking for day-
care after school? Give Kelly
a call Mon.- Fri., 8 5 at 227-
1560. ltp9/18

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

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






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
COURT OFTHE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF'COUNTY
IN RE:
The Estate of ALINE L. STEVENS,
Decedent
CA.E NiO '03.53
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
ih.- dml-illr-u-on u-l tihe EsLate of
AULNE L STLE,.NS Fle No 0353 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
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are as set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons' on whom this Notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the'Personal
Representative, 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 Dectdent's Estate :on whom a
,copy. of; this. Npote. .s S ed vlthin
three (3) months after the dite' 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-
hlr ;ron I" 'ril N,-.ri. n.


ALL CLAIMS, .DEMANDS, AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is September 11. 2003.
.Charles J. Stevens, Jr.
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,
SOctober 1, 2003 new office hours for
the Wewahitchka Tax Collectors Office
located in the Wewahitchka
Courthouse. The office will be open
Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. cst, also open through
lunch.
Publish September 18 & 25, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular monthly meeting for
September on Monday, September 22,
2003, at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish may attend and
be heard.
Publish September 18, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Bank is offering the following FOR
SALE:
Commercial Pressure Washing Unit
16 Ft. tandem axle trailer
2001 Landa SGHW 3500 pressure
washer
500 gallon water tank
Auxilliary chemical pump
Sold AS IS NO WARRANTY
Bids will be taken Sept. 18-28, 2003
For further information or to place bid.
contact Jude Tharp at 227-1416.
Publish September 18, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
WEWAHITCHKA COMMODITY
CERTIFICATION
Certification t(only) fr Wewahitchka
commodity recipients will take place on
Wednesday, September 24 2003 from
12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. CT at the Old
Gulf- County Courthouse in
Wewahitchka.
The Commodity Office in Room-303 qf
the Robert M. Moore Adminstrative.
Building at the Courthouse in Port St.
Joe is open Monday through Friday
fe.cept holidays) from.8:00 A.M. -
12 00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M.
ET for certification.
Please note that the next commodity
distribution will be in October. For fur-
ther information feel free to call 229-
9114, 639-5068, or 639-5069.
Publish September 18, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 03-52 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
KATHERINE F. BROWN.
deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
KATHERINE F. BROWN, deceased, File
Number 03-52 PR, a estate estate pur-
suant to decedent's Will dated July 22,
2002, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and his attor-
ney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required toW
file WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF THE FIRST SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, any
objection by an interested person on
whom notice was served that chal-
lenges the validity-of the Will, the qual-
ifications of. the Personal
Representative, venue, orjurisdiction of
the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration 9/18/03.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ. PA.
206 E 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
1850i 229.8211


AUI TCR N E FORI PE RS O
PIL I^y~^1^^-


ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ KATHERINE WANDA WILDER
3037 Douglas Road
Panama City, Fl 32405
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish September 18 and 25, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
BID #0203-33
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners is calling for submit-
tals for the PRE-QUALIFYING OF GEN-
ERAL CONTRACTORS for the bidding
phase of the Rehabilitation/
Restoration of the Cape San Bias
Lighthouse Keepers Quarters and Oil
Storage Building, and calling for bids
from'those pre-qualifled contractors for
the referenced project.
Pre-qualification packets are available
from the office of the Architect:
Manausa, Lewis & Dodson Architects,
Inc., located at 211 John Knox Road.
Suite 105, Tallahassee, Florida 32303;
telephone (850) 385-9200. Interested
parties may pick up, the packets
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:0,0 p.m., E.T.,, Monday through
Thursday. Plans and specifications
may be reviewed at the Architect's
Office. Construction documents will be
issued, upon receipt of a deposit, fol-
lowing pre-quallfication of interested
bidders.
Completed pre-qualiflcation packets
must be returned to the same location
no later than 11:00 a.m., E.T. on
October 6, 2003.
The bids will be received. until
Thursday, October 30, 2003 at, 5:00
p.m., E.D.T. at the Office of The Clerk
of Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costln, Sr.,
Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. Bids
will be opened at this same location, on
Monday, November 3, 2003 at 10:00
a.m., E.D.T.
Any questions, regarding this bid
should be directed to Emergency
Management Director R. Larry Wells at
(850) 229-9110.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Jerry Barnes, Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish September 18 and 25, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County' Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
GULF COUNTY LAND DEVEL-
OPMENT REGULATION ORDI-
NANCE NUI1BERS 93-l01 AND
9601i DESiGNATING CER-
TAIN ADDITIONAL VESTING
CRITERIA FOR LAND DENSI-
TY WITHIN GULF COUNTY,
FLORDA AMErNDINGl ARTI-
CLE 2 065' OF THiE. GULF
COUNTY UNIFIED LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS TO PROVIDE FOR.
ADDITIONAL DENSITY VEST-
ZIG CRITERIA, PROVIDING
R ENFORCEMENT, PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE, PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY.
*Complete Ordinance on file in
the Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner' Meeting on Tuesday,
OCTOBER 14, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. est. in
the County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY
BY: JERRY BARNES, CHAIRMAN
Publish Sept. 18 and 25, 2003






GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD.
AUGUST 19, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session on August 19. 2003, at
9:00 a:m., ET, in the Media Center of
Port St. Joe High School The following
members were present: Billy C. Quinn,


jr., Limda \.ud, .Snarun Ga.iIa,
Charlotte Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
ANNUAL SCHOOL HEALTH REPORT:
Mr. Doug Kent presented the Gulf
County' Health Department's annual
school health report to the Board. No
action required.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: Or. m.:.u.:.n
by Mrs. Gaskln, second by Mr ri e :.c.d
and unanimous vote, the Board a.dopr.
ed the agenda amended to include page
150a (superintendent's report).
CONSENT ITEMS: On m.iun b\ Mlrs.
Fierce se,:. nd t- rFr., l iaW:.d id'
nifLiri '-:,: l, ':I, t 6Jer id '::..-.k ni.lt:d
ac or, ,:,r,U Li- l',Uo,'Uimg r:.:n'-r. llm.;i.D :
Approval of Minutes: Approved-
minutes from July 22 and 29,
2003 meetings.
Personnel: Approved Valerie
Clayton for an instructional
business education position at
Port St. Joe High School contin-
gent upon successful completion
of pre-employment drug screen,
physical, and fingerprint screen-
ing.
Approved request of Minnie
Likely to return to her origiisl
date of DROP terdilniu..n (June
10, 2005).'
Appro Fo:.ll Edrmisrinr r
Stiih ha biolo lclais at FPon St
S I.:e Higr Sh.,--:.I aunr.L her plIr-
ning period, for the 2003-04
schoolyear at her current hour
'rate of pay.
Approved- Johnnie Welch as
interim instructor for Buck
Watford at Port St. Joe High
School from August 4. 2003.-
October 31, 2003 with an option
to extend her employment if Mr.
Watford has not returned from
active-military duty.
e.F"p c n. JiC. dri.: npurn i.:r
._r,ile Be'nader Se ecreuar, i-
B to reflect newly assigned'
School Food Service duties.
Accepted resignation of LaDonna
*Price from her career counselor
position at Wewahitchka High
School effective July 30, 2003.
ApF.pr.,' e Chni: ne Tajlr s l-t.
ter .:,f di;-bllt' renremen el. on
her jdlee pou.i"n .ar P.o: St .Joe
SElemntiar ,cho:.l eli'ene jJur.e
16 2,Y,3
Approved John 'Bush and
Jessica Cole as sub-urute leachb
era for thI 2'00. 4 0 school .ear
in the Gulf ,County School
System.
Student Matters: Approved
SAlexThomas.. a CGul CrCru re v
ident, to attend ,school' in Bay
County for the 2003-04 school
year.
Appro'ed Mlhtchrel Ll:i.id a Bay
Cuntr reilenr to attend
cho:il tri Gull Counn lfor the
2003-04 school year.,
Surplus Propeirty: Approved
dispoi a of the following surplus
property: Flail Mower PR
#89908271; Computer .i PEl',
41980016, 9'!001 l 19.
62990085.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Gaskin. second by Mr. Redd, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the .2003-04. district strategic plan as
submitted.
PUBLIC HEARING ON 2003-04 STU-
DENT PROGRESSION PLAN: On
motion by. Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.'
Wood, and:unanimous vote. the Board
approved the 2003-04 student progres-
sion plan. There was no public input.
,.4RJBi HEARING ON PROPOSED
POLICY 8.61 CHANGES. mT fe -
no input from the-.public.. On motion
by Mrs. Pierce, secnd" by Mrs..'Redd,
and unanimous vote. the Board
approved changes to policy 8.61 as.
advertised.
SUPERINTENDENT'S : REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved acceptance of a bid for
junked property from Malcolm Garrett
as submitted.


Approved increase m lootbail ucket
prices in the county as follows:'
Advanced Prices Adults $4.00,
Students $2.00; Gate Prices Adults &
Students $5.00, Senior Citizens $1.00. 4
Approved Small School District Council
Consortium invoice for payment of
2003-04 participation' fees in the
amount of $2,750.00.
Approved donating Junked school
buses to Boy Scout Troop #315 In
Wewahitchka, and to Gulf County
Emergency Management Services.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mrs.
Gaskin, second by Mrs. Wood, there
being no further business, the Board
miee-ing ajoaired ar 10:00 a.m., ET.


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


JULY 21, 2003 CONTINUED
CO. COURTHOUSE MAINTE-
NANCE/CO. BUILDING: WEWA
(G.F. #26019/26119)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and'unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved these 'budgets as
requested, (#26019 -County
Courthouse Maintenance
$501,420.00 / #26119 County
Building: Wewa Maintenance -
$39.500 00).
COUNTY EXTENSION, AGENT
(G.F. #63237).'-.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($82,988.00).
COUNTY FIRE CONTROL
ASSESSMENT/PHYSICAL ENVI-
RONMENT (G.F. #33022)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentraiely
approved this budget as request-
ed ($9,476.00).
COUNTY FORESTRY ASSESS-
MENT/SOIL CONSERVATION
(G.F. #63337-34000)
Lipon moon by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested 1(1.000 00).
COLiNTY JUDGE IG F. #60005)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
SFox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($9,485.00).
Upon discussion 'by
Commissioner Peters that the
County Judge needs appro.i-
mately S15.000.00 to remodel the
Courtroom, the Board discussed.
doing this project in the 2002-03
fiscal year.
COUNTY PLANNING (G.F.
#27015) -
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively, approved this.
budget as requested
($30,394.00).
COURTHOUSE FACILITIES
GRANT (G.F..#71012)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, .second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this-budget as request-
ed ($153,000.00).
DALKEITH FIRE DEPARTMENT
(G.F. ;D1922 / T.F.C.D F
#31922).
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and


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MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
unanimou;u \'e. the Board enrta
tively approved this, budget as
requested (G.F. #D1922 $.00 /
T.F.C.D.F. #31922 $18,319.00).
DETENTION & CORREC-
TIONS/MED. DIRECTOR/JAIL
RENOV. (F.&F.F. #31123)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner.,
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved these
budgets as requested (Medical
Director $18,720.00 ./
Improvements to Building -
$25,000.00 / Equipment
$2.000.001.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
SPORTATION GRANTS IG.F.
#40441, 40541, 40641, 41)741)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved these
budgets as requested (Roadside
Beautification Assistance $.00 /
JPA Discretionary $.00 /
S.C.O.P. -$.00 / C.I.G.P. $.00).
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COUNCIL (G,.F #27152-49000)
Upon'motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by'Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentaUhely approved this
budget 'as requested
($81,670.00).
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GRANT IG F #27555)
Lipon moon by Commiss.loner
Peters. second by Comminjioner
Fox. and uranrumnou. vole, -he
Board rentalUely approved this
budget as requested I$ 001.
EMERGENCY 9 i SYSTEM (G.F.
#24329).
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, secondd by Commissioner
Travlor and unanimous iute, the
Board tent.adeli approved this
budget, as requested
($85,542.00).
ESTIMATED SALARIES '- CON-
STITUTIONAL OFFICERS
Upon motion by Cicmmljir.'ner
Travlor. second by Commissloner
McLemore. and uranumous role.
Sthe Board tentauvely approved
the, 2003-04 Constitutional
Oflccers' estimated salanes
F.E.M.A., EOC BUILDING (G.F.
521725-620011
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor. second by Commissioner
Fox. and unanimous vote, the
'Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($180,229.00).
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF
COUNTIES DUES (G.F. #21111-
54200) -
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, aed unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($1,721.00).
F.R.D.A.P. GRANTS (G.F. #26472)
Upon. motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($350,000.00).
GUIDANCE CLINIC / LIFE MAN-
AGEMENT CENTER (G.F.
#51362-34100)
Upon 'motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($6,410.00).
GULF, COUNTY E.M.S.' (G.F.
#51626)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Boaid -tentatively approved this
budget. as requested
($553,518.00).
CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE


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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2003


MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


GULF COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT (G.F. #39125)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($177,000.00).
GULF COUNTY FIREMAN'S
ASSOCIATION, (S.J.F.C.D.F.
#33252)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($4,000.00).
GULF COUNTY G.I.S. MAPPING
(G.F. #27615)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($81,626.00). Members. of the
Board discussed the excellent job
performance of Director Penny
Ford.
GULF COUNTY -ASSOCIATION
FOR RETARDED CITIZENS (G.F.
#51363-34200)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
these budgets as requested
($9,082.00).
GULF COUNTY SENIOR CITI-
ZENS ASSOCIATION (G.F.
#51363-34500)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($33,607.00).
GULF COUNTY WORK CREWS
(G.F. #24523)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by,
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vbte, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as


requested ($187,253.00).
HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY
ACT / H.C.R.A. (G.F. #51462-
31500)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($58,240.00).
HEALTH DEPARTMENT (G.F.
#42562-46000/81000 / F.&F.F.
#31123-31100)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved these budgets as
recommended by the Budget
Review Committee (G.F. #42562-
46000 $5,000.00 / G.F.
#42562-70000 $6,333.00 / G.F.
#42562-81000 $109,500.00 /
F.&F.F. #31123-31100).
ST. JOSEPH BAY HUMANE
SOCIETY (G.F. #43262-82000)
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to tentatively approve
this budget as requested
($10,000.00). Commissioner
Traylor seconded-the motion, and
it failed 3 to 2, with Chairman
Barnes and Commissioners Fox
and Peters voting no.
Commissioner Peters then
motioned to tentatively approve
$5,000.00 for this budget.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion,.and it passed 4 to 1, with
Commissioner Traylor voting no.
INDUSTRIAL PARK (G.F. #24852)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as. requested
($38,983.00)..
LANDFILL (G.F. #42634)
Upon motion, by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this


budget as requested
($241,000.00).
LIBRARIES (G.F. #62271)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively, approved this
budget as requested
($155,865.00).
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
(G.C.P.I.F. #81341/G.C.W.S.F.
#G1282/W.C.W.S.F. #R2082)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
, Board tentatively approved these
budgets as requested (G.C.P.I.F.
#81341 $2,048,826.00 /
G.C.W.S.F. #G1282 -$82,344.00
/ W.C.W.S.F. #R2082
$69,145.00).
-MEDICAL EXAMINER (G.F..
#39927)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($33,678.00).
MOSQUITO CONTROL (G.F.
#42262)
Commissioner Fox motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as
requested ($92,518.00), and
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion for discussion.
After discussion, Commissioner
McLemore withdrew his second,
and Commissioner Fox withdrew
. the motion.
Commissioner McLemore then
motioned to tentatively increase
the requested budget by
$7,720.00 (for a. total of
$100,238.00). Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it
passed .unanimously.
'MOSQUITO CONTROL: STATE I
/ WASTE TIRE ABATEMENT-
(M.C.F. #40956/42362)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by


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Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved these budgets as
requested (M.C.F. #40956
$15,779.00 / #42362
$46,355.00).'
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
COUNTIES DUES (#21111-
54200)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($360.00).
NON-SPONSORED TRANS-
PORTATION DISADVANTAGED
(G.F. #51363-34901)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($12,000.00
- Gulf County A.R.C. &
Transportation).
OPPORTUNITY FLORIDA PRO-
GRAM (G.F. #55151)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second : by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($1,342.00).
PARKS & RECREATION .(G.F.
#57172)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
these budgets as requested
(#57172-34000 $9,956.00 /
#57172-34901 $5,000.00 /
#57172-44000 $600.00 /
#57172-46100 $5,000.00).
PARKS & RECREATIONAL
FACILITIES (G.F. #57072)
lJpon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($16,397.00)..
PLANNING & -BUILDING


DEPARTMENT (G.F. #B3424)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($319,229.00).
COUNTY JUDGE PROBATION
DEPARTMENT (F.&F.F. #72033)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($69,970.00).
RISK MANAGEMENT / HUMAN
RESOURCE (G.F. #22513)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this.
budget as requested
($28,111.00).
SAFETY (G.F. #24721)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget' as requested
($1,000.00).
WEWA SEARCH & RESCUE (G.F.
#39026)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($8,750.00).
SHERIFF'S AUXILIARY (G.F.
#63421)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner PeterS, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($2,500.00).
SMALL COUNTY SOLID WASTE
GRANT (G.F. #41934)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($117,647.00).
SOUTH GULF COUNTY E.S.U.
(G.F. #39226)


Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
this budget as requested
($23,108.00).
SPECIAL EVENTS (G.F. #21174)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($2,500.00 / $750.00 to each
City for fireworks and $500.00 to
each high school for Project
Graduation).
SPECIAL PROJECTS (G.F.)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
Peters, add unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved these
budgets .as requested (#21022 -
$5,000.00 / #21069 $10,000.00
/ #21072 $90,000.00/ #21073
- $5,000.00 / #21074 -
$15,000.00).
SPECIAL WATERWAYS PROJECT
PROGRAM (G.F. #25372)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the'Board tenta-
tively approved this budget as
requested ($.00).
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM (S.H.I.P.
FUND)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested (#45855-
$120,304.00 / #45955 -
$350,000.00).
'TEEN PREGNANCY PREVEN-
TION TASK FORCE (G.F. #42562-
81003) ,
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively agreed td
deny.this budget request for
$1,500.00.
TOURIST D' DEVELOPMENT
TRUST FUND
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the


Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested
($236,074.00).
TUPELO SOIL AND WATER CON-
SERVATION DISTRICT (G.F.
#63337-34100)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($7,056.00).
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
(G.F. #22413)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote,, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($300.00).
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICE
(G.F. #29153)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($26,622.00).
WELFARE / MEDICAID (#52264-
34100)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively approved
This budget as requested
($100,000.00).
WETAPPO FIRE DEPARTMENT
(G.F. #31822)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($7,500.00).
WETLAND PROTECTION (G.F.
#26937)
Upon motion by Commissioner
.McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
'mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($.00).
WEWAHITCHKA AMBULANCE
SERVICE (G.F. #51526)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, ,and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-


tively approved this budget as
requested ($236,457.00).
WHITE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
(G.F. #W2322)
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by, Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved this
budget as requested ($.00).
WHITE CITY PARK & BOATING
FACILITY (G.F. #25972)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
approved this budget as request-
ed ($.00).
WIRELESS 911 (G.F. #25129)
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board tenta-
tively approved this, budget as
requested ($96,988.00).
SCHOOL READINESS COALI-
TION
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively denied this
budget request in the amount of
$8,620.00.
ST. JOE FIRE CONTROL DIS-
TRICT
Upon motion by Commissioner
Fox, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board tentatively adopted the
St. Joseph Fire Control District
budgets, as follows:
Beaches, Fire Department
(#32122) $107,522.00
Highland View Fire Department
(#32222) $85,568.00
White City Fire Department
(#32322) $85,595.00
St. Joe Fire Control (#32422)
$4,375.00
South Gulf County Fire
Department (#32922) $92,271.00
Gulf County *' Fireman's'
Association (#33252) $4,000.00
Reserves (#N9984 $94,991.00
to be divided equally among
the four fire departments)
TO BE CONTINUED


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