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New,
Named by Commission Pg. 3A

ProTecTube
Doing the Job........Pg. 4A

Education Foundation Gets
$$ for Mini-Grants ... Pg. 7A

Chapman Award to
be Given at Festival.. Pg. 3A

Dove Season
Opens Oct. 4 ... .. Pg. 9A
Law Enforcement News... Pg. 5B
Sports.......... Pgs. 10-11A
Society........... Pg. 2-3B
Obituaries ...... Pg. 12A, 88
Church News... ......Pg.6B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-1,2B



Brownfield


Committee


Meets on


Mill Site


Evaluation
Members of the Brownfield'
Committee ret with representa-
tives of Stone Container SCC, The
St. Joe Company and the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP) to receive an
update on the mill site demolition;
property clean up and FDEP input
directing the'committee.
The Brownfield Committee is
comprised of a cross section of the
community and serves as a sound-
ing board for the parties.involved in
the FDEP-regulated program to
reclaim and redevelop properties
with environmental concerns, such
as the mill site..
Steve Sagstad, consultant with
Malcolm Pirnie Environmental,
started the evening's program out-
lining the status of site assessment
at the old mill site. Malcolm Pirnie
was hired by Smurfit Stone to con-
duct the environmental work
involved in the Brownfield program.
Sagstad told the committee
that Brownfield site rehabilitation.
can be done at two levels, industri-
al use and residential. SCC and St.
Joe Company have committed to
clean-up to residential levels if
clean-up is deemed necessary by
FDEP.
Sagstad went on to update
those present on the progress and
findings to date of environmental
(See Brownfield on Page 5A)


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Watford Welcomed Home



Chants of "U.S.A!" Filled "The Dome" During Tuesday's Rally


by Tim broft
As the chants of "U.S.A.!,
U.S.A.!" shook the rafters inside
"The Dome," as ,teachers and stu-
dents reached to shake his hand,
to embrace him, to express their
pride in his work, his sacrifice,
Buck Watford's soldierly bearing
buckled just a bit.
His face reddened, his eyes,,
which he tried at times to hide,
swam.
The husband, father, coach,
teacher and First Lieutenant in the
U.S. Army Reserve was home, if
only for a few days.
And a school, a community, let
him know that while.he has spent
the better part of a year on the
other side of the globe, he had
never really escaped their hearts.
"I had no idea," Watford said of
a rally Tuesday morning at Port St.
Joe High School. "It was unbeliev-
able.
"This is why you do what you
do I guess, if you are a full-time


..


r ..''.

Lt. Watford hugs his daugh-
ter, Haley.

soldier or a part-time soldier ... it
shows that people appreciate what
you do and that makes it all worth-
while.
But, then, when it comes to
Watford and Port St. Joe, was there


Really any doubt?
Not if the measuring stick is a
gymnasium full of family, friends,
fellow-teachers, current and former
students.
Or the T-shirts being passed
around for signatures to send off
when Watford returns to Kuwait,
and ultimately Iraq, in a week or
so.
Or the flowers, the enthusi-
asm, the warm clinch of a school
community that would make even
the most cold-hearted melt.
"There is. no better place to
work in the world than Port St. Joe
High School,"- Watford Said. 'The
patriotism here has always been
high.
'These students and people
who I work with, they are part of
my family." .
And like a family they gath-
ered. Celebrated the chance to
gather and shed the tears that
arn\e \\ith a special homecoming,
-when a.favored son returns.
'This doesn't surprise me,
what this community did," said
Watford's wife, Pam. "I can't begin
to tell you what this community
has meant to us."
A community that helped in
picking-out a new truck for her
husband as her personal welcome
home gift.
A community that has kept
their coach in their thoughts and
prayers.
A community made up of peo-
ple, particularly the high school's
National Honor Society, who, when.
'they heard Watford would be home
foi a few days, conspired' for
Tuesday's surprise rally at the high
school.
He. ag there for a picituie ii
uniforii he' thought, not a full-
t{ioated, full-color snapshot of the
community that has his, and his
family's, back.
Buck Watford tried to convey
how the community has buoyed
spirits, for he and his family.
He told the overflow throng
how much it meant to receive the
cards, the packages, the e-mails
from home, even from those he
doesn't even know.
How any piece of home, no
(See Watford on Page 8A)


Red Tide Present Inrea


by Tim Croft
It's not like 1999 or 2000,
when large-scale fish kills dominat-
ed headlines, but red tide is again
making its annual visit.
Karenia, K-brevis, or "Mexican
hat," cells were found last week in
Mexico Beach and at St. Joseph
Peninsula State Park by
researchers with the Apalachicola
National Estuarine Research
Reserve (ANERR).
However, the readings were in
the range' considered "very low" by
researchers.
"Right now the water samples
are at pretty- low levels," said
Tammy Summers from the ANERR,
"We're not getting the readings we
were in 1999 and 2000."
She said the waters of St.
Joseph Bay were "pretty clear," but
that Gulf waters were showing
signs of low-level red tide, which is
an algae bloom consuming valu-


able oxygen which, if large enough,
can cause fish kills, water discol-
oration and respiratory irritation in
humans.
Fish kills .in relatively small
amounts were reported last week
at Mexico Beach, St. Joe Peninsula
State Park, St. George Island,
Apalachicola and the Turkey Point
Marine Lab..
The oyster. bars in Franklin
County have also been closed,
Summers noted, adding that with.
scallop season over the impact of
those closings was lessened.
The fish kills, Summers also
noted, were among smaller species,
such as pig fish, small sharks and
the like, rather than larger species,
including dolphins, felled by red
tide several years ago.
The reason, Summers theo-
rized, was that though algae bloom
cell levels were small; they were
multiplying rapidly enough to suck


This fish kill on St. George Island was documented by researchers
from the ANERR, evidence that red tide, in low levels, has entered the
waters of the northern Gulf.


oxygen from the water in quantities
sufficient to affect smaller fish in
the food chain.
While the absence of larger
species being killed and low water
.readings for algae blooms were a
positive, Summers said she was
concerned with the variety of
smaller species being killed.
According to the .ANERR, K
brevis bloom has bobbed in the'
waters off Tampa since June.
And, the intense winds from
Tropical Storm Henri last month
likely "redirected water masses
containing (that bloom) upward in
the Gulf to the northwest," accord-
ing to a report from the ANERR.
Therefore, "Karenia brevis
bloom appears to be present in
waters of the northern Gulf of
Mexico."
Heavy rains can also .impact
the bloom of algae.
The impact on humans is gen-
erally throat and respiratory irrita-
tion and those with asthma and
similar ailments are urged to use
caution when going near the water
during an appearance of red tide.
Summers said there should be
no danger eating fish caught in the
waters of the Gulf, provided the
consumer is not eating the viscera
or other parts of the fish Where the
toxins would accumulate.
'There could be some throat
irritation and having the splelly
beach from fish being killed, but
there is really no danger,"
Summers said of the current red
tide conditions.
If you discover a fish kill please
call the Fish Kill Hotline at 800-
63&0511.
Anyone experiencing physical
symptoms .associated with red tide
should call the Florida Department
of Health toll free at 888-232-8635.


Buck Watford, husband, father, coach, teacher and soldier, walked a gauntlet of students, friends and
family Tuesday morning during a surprise rally in his honor at Port St. Joe.High School. Watford is on a
10-day leave from the war effort in thte Middle East.



West Nile Death Confirmed


As Third Case Is Suspected


by Tim Croft
County health officials' are
investigating a third human case of
suspected West Nile virus.
And the state has officially
confirmed that an 84-year-old
woman who passed away roughly.
three weeks ago did indeed die as a
result of an infection of West Nile
virus.
Florida Department of Health
Secretary Dr. John,O. Aqwunobi
formally issued a medical alert for
Gulf County Wednesday morning,
The woman is the first con-
firmed Florida death this year from
the West Nile virus. ,
"Our thoughts' are .with the
family of this individual," said Gulf
County Health Department direc-
tor' Doug Kent. "'Uinortunately, it
appears this individual has: suc-
cumbed to complications related to
West Nile. Virus encephalitis.
'This tragedy reminds us of the
importance of taking 'the proper
precautions against mosquito-
borne illnesses."
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man
appears to be bouncing back from
his symptoms, which included a
rash, nausea and stiffness of neck.
Blood samples were taken
Sept. 11 as local health officials try
to determine if indeed the man is
the county's third individual sus-
pected to have been infected with
West Nile since the virus, first
invaded this country four, years'
ago.
All three suspected cases have
surfaced in the past month.
"He seems to be doing okay,"
Kent said of the latest potential
case of West Nile. "He seems to be
over most of (his symptoms)."
Kent described the man's
symptoms as relatively mild.
A 57-year-old.local man is also
suspected to have been infected by
the virus.
He is recovering from a battle
that spanned more than a month.
The 57-year-old man, in fact,
has come back into the Health
Department to provide further
blood' samples in an attempt to for-
mally confirm, on the local and
state level, the infection by West
Nile.
After infection, the blood will
continue to carry antibodies point-
ing to West Nile, which can be
found through a simple test.
"I just want them (the state) to
acknowledge that it is here," said
the man, who did not wish to be'
identified for this article. "It's here.
"I want people to know there is
a problem. I don't want people to go
through what I did without know-


ing what is going on."
Until Wednesday, neither of
those initial cases of suspected
West Nile -virus have been con-
firmed. by the Florida Department
of Health.
Which was largely news to the
57-year-old local man, who initial-
ly experienced severe flu symp-
toms, including vomiting, a mildly
high temperature, aches and
pains.
"I couldn't hold anything down
and I ached all over," he said.
He saw a physician, .was sent
to several specialists in an attempt
to diagnose what was going on,
spent a night in ,the hospital, but
was still, after four weeks of prob-
ing and prodding, not feeling any
Better.
SOne night he woke up
drenched in' sweat and shaking.
"i thought I was dying," he
said.'
A relative was the head.nurse
at a& hospital in Georgia and had
urged him to come up and be seen
by an internist.
':That night of sweats and
shakes convinced him.
The internist went over his
symptoms thoroughly, reviewed his
records and drew more blood..
The diagnosis, after another
week in the hospital, came back:
West Nile .virus, though the
internist believed him out of the
woods.
"In a way we were relieved,
because at least we knew what it
was," the man said.
Official confirmation of a case
of West Nile, however, can only
come i from the state Health
Department, according to Lindsay
Hodges with the Florida
Department of Health, and the
department only comments, on a
limited basis, on cases which have
indeed been confirmed.
One aspect of confirmation is
blood work.
The state has a network of
approved public and private labo-
Sratories which will use where
possible blood samples from
patients to confirm the presence of
West Nile.
In the case of the 57-year-old
local man, though, the lab in
Georgia apparently discarded the
samples after verifying West Nile.
Which, in large part, was why
he chose to come back to the Gulf
County Health Department to pro-
vide additional blood samples in
hopes of facilitating the confirma-
tion of West Nile.
"I don't know what it takes,"
the man said. "Do they (state.


health officials) need to see the
Mosquito bite you?"
His blood samples, and-that of
the'latest'patient suspected of hav-
ing been infected with West Nile
virus, are in the state lab system,
according to Kent.
There 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 on the website of the Centers
for. Disease Control, CDC.gov, is
lengthy and includes questions
concerning a person's travels,
when they developed symptoms,
what the individual's symptoms.,
were, contacts with other people,
Recent illnesses, and on and on.
Only after all the appropriate
scientific evidence is gleaned, blood
work, case history or both, will the
state Department of Health confirm
the case as West Nile virus.
Hodges 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.
Kent noted that since birds in
the, county were first found with
the virus some three years ago -
the virus is transmitted by mosqui-
toes which have bitten infected
birds it was clear'that West Nile-
had arrived.
"It's out there and this is the
time (of year) it tends to be morp
active in the population," Kent
said.
With three suspected cases in
Gulf County, and two in Bay
County,. health officials are urging
people to be cognizant of the meas-
ures to take to limit the potential
for infection by West Nile.
They are known as the five D's.
They stand for limited outdoor
activities at dawn or dusk, dressing
in clothes that cover the skin,
using DEET-based bug spray prod-
ucts and draining standing water
and other sites where mosquitoes
will breed.
"The main thing is awareness,"
said the 57-year-old local man
rebounding from the infection.
"That's the thing.
"And the elderly and young,
they should be especially careful. If
you are weak; the virus will attack
wherever you are weakest."
West Nile related encephalitis
or meningitis have no known cure.
Scientists have isolated the virus
but thus far have not developed a
vaccine.
(See West Nile on Page 5A)


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EDITORIAL CO/v,/MENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Hu444ke D 44i W4t h by Kesley Colbert



Thanks For Sharing ... And Caring!


Whose Rights AreRight


Okay, everyone who knows me beyond casual acquaintance
knows that I have a propensity to lean a little toward the conserv-
ative side. A couple of events in recent days have caused me to
appreciate being raised in this community and realize just how
special the privilege has been.
This week I read where California Governbr Gray Davis signed
a domestic partner bill that will give gay couples nearly all the
same rights and responsibilities as married spouses in that state.
I was not exactly surprised to hear this, but what did surprise
me was that, according to polls, 72% of California surveyed vot-
ers supported expanded rights for same-sex couples. Governor
Davis is in trouble in California, and according to the report I read,
believes this to be a positive step that might even help him as.the
date for the recall vote nears in his state. Somehow, I believe sim-
ilar action might be the kiss of death for any political aspirations
around here.
Saturday, I interviewed a prospective employee and he spent a
portion of the interview time explaining how difficult it was to raise
children in the large community in which he. lives. He described a
few.of the problems and I explained how those concerns would not
be much of an issue in any of the communities around here. The
quality of public schools were a special concern of his. I was quick
to point out our school grades throughout the county. "Finding a
quality school in Gulf County won't be hard to do." I said.
Sunday morning in church the speaker quoted Hillary Clinton.
"It takes a village to raise a kid."
'He added he didn't necessarily agree with Hillary on every-
thing (that w\as comforting). but he did agree with that statement.
I do. too.
There is one little problem \with her statement. When tie \il-
lage has problems. \\'hat are you going to raise'? If our children are
reflections of this village then I can feel pretty good about raising
my children here, as I have. On the other hand. what are we going
to produce if the village has skewed,y.aues'?
SThe speaker Sunday talked about our foundation. I w as k
to jot down- If you don't believe in something you don't have a foun-
dation. If ever there was a time to stand up for your foundation.
now is definitely that time.
It is time for us to stand up for \what's night in order to retain
our rights. but standing up for what's right might keep someone
else from enjo-ing what they feel is their right. We sawv this just a
few weeks ago when the ten Commandments were removed from
the courthouse in Alabama.
It all boils down to the word I mentioned earlier-foundation.
Our country was based on a foundation of basic beliefs. Its citizens
are the gatekeepers of this foundation and it's up to us to stand
and be -oLunted as \we fight to uphold those principles.
0'eri the past fexw 'years we've seen a lot of change in our com-
:munities. This has been good in most cases. We have the same
,responsibilities as citizens of this community. We are its gatekeep-
ers and have the responsibility to maintain the foundation that
has made thi-s ._'.llmnlnity special.


I do appreciate that so many of
you take the time out of your busy
schedules to "share" a story with
me. Or comment on one of mine.
Or correct me when I wander a
bit....
I 'also enjoy the questions
about Leon. I am amazed that so
,many of you take up for himi You
stop me on the street to "let me
know" I've been cruel in my char-
Sacterization of .him. You have
plainly relayed to me no one could
have been "that mischievous" or
"that far-out" or that "enterpris-
ing" or that "stupid" in one life
time.
I beg to differ! YOU didn't grow
up with him! But the truth is, I
have actually been extra kind in
my big brother recountings. I have
omitted many tales concerning
Leon that 'are better left alone!


Daddy taught us from birth not to
reveal everything we know at the
first opportunity that happens
along. Besides, I've got a Mother
and uncles and cousins that read
these little blurbs. I'm not going to
embarrass our family.....
I was delighted that many of
you remembered Nellie 'Fox, the
diminutive second baseman for.
the Chicago White Sox in the
fifties. A lot of you accurately
pointed out he chewed tobacco
and hit left handed. I was amazed,
that Bubba remembered J. W.
Porter. Porter was a seldom used
catcher that came up with the St.
Louis Browns in 1952 and later
played with Detroit and Cleveland.
His back-up defensive role and
lifetime batting average of .228
places him ip the Bob Uecker cat-
egory as ballplayers go. You have.
to be a real baseball man to keep
J. W. in your memory bank!
And while we are, on baseball,
I want to thank Joan Townsend for
the John Grisham book. risham
.grew up a St. Louis.Cardinal fan. I
certainly enjoyed "A Painted


House" in large part due to Luke's
aspirations of growing up and
playing for the Redbirds. I had that
same dream. And my eyes stung.
my back went to hurting and m\
fingers felt as if a hundred pins
were sticking into them as 1
perused Grisham's references to
picking cotton!
I also thank so many of you
that, took time out of your busy
schedules to attend Jesse's wed-
ding. Cathy and I were so blessed
by. your,, coming. Jess was talking
so much to the bride that he might
not have noticed you! But the Hills
and the Colberts will be eternally.
grateful for your presence. We do
apologize for having to kinda shoe-
horn you in. Who would have fig-
tred on every person in Cathy's
immediate, extended and way-way
out there family showing up! I also
want to thank Jo Blair for not
falling out of the balcony like she
did at cousin Mary Dudley's wed-
ding....
Several of you have asked
about my Mother. She is a pre-
cious soul. And at eighty-three she


is 'hanging in like Gunga Din.
She retired \ear before last from
the sawmill. She had worked her-
sell up to foreman of the number
one green chain crew..And as a lit-
tle side note here- you don't have
to worny about me picking on
Leon. Mom will keep me straight
on that, Leon has always been,her
favorite!
I have mentioned before that
some of the people that I .throw
into my! stories from time to time,
folks like LaRenda Bradfield,
Buddy Wiggleton, Deake Bradley,
Nicky Joe Stafford. Jackie Burns,
etc, are mostly just names to
you..... but Mom has cooked meals
for all of them! She watched them
grow up. She 'has shopped for
years at Woodrow Kennon's Gro-
cery, Mercantile and Dry Goods
Store with their mamas arid'
papas. That's why I have to be
extra careful on how I "put togeth-
er" my little, piece. You. can't lie,
exaggerate or point out your own
good qualities with your mother
looking on!:
See Kesley on Page-3'


George Would Have Given Restaurants


I CAME THAT close to meet-
'ing my "pen pal", Bob Steinmetz,
in person, Saturday morning.
He and "Blue Eyes" were in.
these parts, visiting a brother-in- ..
-law in the Wewahitchka area,
when the telephone rang while. I
was eating my oatmeal, finishing
up breakfast, and Bob was on the
line. He was calling from John
Reeves' furniture store and said he
would be at my house in 10 min-
utes.
S' I knew that was a fib, the
minute I heard it. He couldn't get
away from John Reeves in 20 min-
utes, much less 10 minutes.
Both of them like to talk and
exercise that "druther" mightily!
I have never met Bob Stein-
metz in person, but I am already
aware of his proclivity to exercise'
the king's English at any given-
.opportunity and an opportunity
had presented itself in a chance
meeting of John Reeves!
I didn't 'really expect him to


V
come driving up in the driveway.
'until about dinner time. But, sure
enough, the.- phone rang again
about 11:30; it was Bob again.
"I got lost", he said, "and we
have to go on, now. I'll be back in
a couple of months and I'll just
have to meet you.then."

'IMAGINE ANYONE getting
lost in Port St. Joel .
Sunday, we started a revival
in our church and the visiting-
preacher, remarked, that he 'had.
become lost Sunday morning,.
when he went downtown,to get a
package of mints. He became lost


,'when he headed back to. the
church. "
I knew Port St. Joe was grow-
S"ing, but I had no idea people could
get lost .,trying. to find their
way-especially when following
directions given them by someone
who had lived here for a number of.
years.
You can find anyone or any-
Swhere in Port St. Joe if you just
follow one of four through streets,
making a turn or two onto some
side streets.
SI'd like to know what "direc-
tions" John gave Bob. John knows
where I live. But, then again, we


cut down the large pine tree,
which was growing at the corner of
our house a few months ago.
John might have given that
pine tree as a reference for identi-
fying the house.
Anyhow, we'll still be waiting
with bated breath for your eventu-
al arrival, Bob.

I'M SORT OF FEARFUL of
writing the column this Monday,,
waiting for something else tragic to
happen.
Two weeks ago, my younger
brother, Will, died after the tome
*waswritten and more or less cor-
rected.
Last Monday my good friend,
George McLawhon, passed away
late in the afternoon, after a brief
illness. George was 91 and still.
going strong, although even he
had started to' admit that he was
more than 39 years old.
sGeorge and I had the same
desire-a love of good food! We


As Landdn

took advantage of every opportu ni-
ty which presented itself to go out
and ,eat. You 'can' blame 'us for"
keeping the Patronis brothers in
business during their early days,
when they operated the "Seven'
Seas" restaurant in Panama, City.
We would take our. wives along
when we went over there about
every two weeks. We would always
get a steak and a side dish of crab
and shrimp au gratin.
Delicious!
'Old George never met a dish,
he didn't like. His favorite descrip-
tion of the last place he had a meal
was "The best I evei ate!"
If George had given Bob the
directions to my house the other
day, he would have given restau-
rants as landmarks. He knew
them all.
I don't know who will take up
the responsibility of making
ambrosia at Christmas-time. That
was always George's responsibility
and he fulfilled it well. Audra will


narks.

more than likely lend anyone who
will take on the responsibility, her
washtub to.mix it in.

THE ORIGINAL MEN who
worked at the now-defunct paper
mill, are thinning out with-the
death of George. McLawhon.
George loved to tell of his days of
working at Shipe's sawmill. in
Apalachicola at pay of 50c a day,
"and half of that jugalool": hig
days of building the original
Apalachicola River bridge and
'then coming to Port.St. Joe, when
the building of the paper mill
started construction.
Recalling from memory the
ones in the picture I took, of the
survivors of the original employees
of the mll'I- took a'few years ago-
George was the last one of the
original ones in the photo.
So, whether lie admitted to
being old enough or not, George
made history in Port St. Joe by
sticking around for 91 years!


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


Commission Names New Chair


Gulf County commissioners
took care of their annual chore of
electing a new chairman and vice
chair of the board during their reg-
ular meeting Tuesday evening.
Commissioner Carmen
McLemore nominated
Commissioner Billy Traylor as
chair and Commissioner Nathan
Peters, Jr. as Vice-Chair, a motion
which was seconded by
Commissioner Peters.
Commissioner McLemore said he
was making the motion out of rota-
tion; District 3 Commissioner Carl
Fox would have been next in line
following normal rotation, but he
did not wish to serve as chairman.
After discussion the board
voted 4-0 to follow Commissioner
McLemore's recommendation. The
new board leaders will take over at
the board's next meeting.
The county's proposed Habitat
Conservation Plan for Eglin's prop-
erty was reviewed during a special"
board meeting prior to Tuesday's
regular meeting. Chief
Administrator Don Butler outlined


Kesley from Page 3


I want to thank Miss Marie Hill
for the book, "A Place Called
Wiregrass". I haven't read it yet.
And I know that "wire grass" refers
to a geographical region in today's
jargon. But I remember when we
cut it, baled it, hauled it, stored it
and got our cows through the win-
ter feeding off of it. I've had it up
my sleeves, down my back, in my
mouth, nostrils, ears, hair and
both eyes..... The way I like it now
is to ride b\- a held in my air condi-
tioned automobile and view it from
afar!
Miss Marie, I'll make a deal
with you. You come to see me
sometime and cook biscuits and I'll
tell you about the time Leon
wrapped me and David Mark in the
wire grass and tried to run us
through the hay bailer....
Mrs. Hamm, I am trying to talk
Willie into running a picture of Jo
Blair in The Star. We are having
quite a discussion on the subject-
well, it's near 'bout turned into a
fist fight. I want to honor your
request. Willie strongly maintains
that he can't display Jo Blair's pic-
ture in a family newspapers
And lastly, I would like to wel-


come Audrey Farion to our little
readership club. If you like what
you see here I would love to hear
from you. If you find one of my arti-
cles to be particularly offensive-
Tim Croft ghost wrote that one for
me!
Thanks again to all of you that
have been so kind to offer a com-
ment or two, share a laugh over a
story or encourage me to "keep
trudging on" here. It makes this
thing a lot easier....and, if you're
not careful, it will get you in the
story from time to time....
Respectfully,
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area of restriction or required doc-
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presented contradictory informa-
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Adopting a Habitat
Conservation Plan is part of an
agreement reached with Eglin to
maintain beach driving on their
property, considered to be some of
the best fishing beach on the cape.
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003



ProTecTube Doing the Job


by Tim Croft
The pudding, Pene Adams
would argue, is at the water's edge
behind White Sands Drive.
There, on a recent morning,
were a couple fishing the waters,
while a family sunbathed nearby
and two youngsters frolicked in the
Gulf.
Behind them, healthy sea oats
were growing in a stretch of several
hundred yards, the dune of sand
behind the homes on the Cape San
Bias street appearing healthy and
natural.
No one would have guessed
that well below that sand sat a
large multi-tiered bag, made of a
permeable fabric, something like a
huge sandbag.
Months after the installation of
what is known as a ProTecTube III,
the folks on White Sands Drive can
look out their back door at a beach,
instead of encroaching waves and
stairways in the air.
A major storm hasn't hit, what
havoc Hurricane Isabel would have
wreaked is anybody's guess, and
the winter will be a telling season.
But, so far, so good with a
largely experimental project to pro-
vide a potential model for beach
replenishment along a spit of land
under nearly constant attack from
the vagaries of nature.
"We've created a beach," Adams
said. "We've created a place for the
turtles to come. We had a couple of
nests this year ... We are pleased
they have continued to come'up to
nest.
"We're building a beach right
now. We are gaining sand. We can
tell we haven't lost anything
because the sea oats are all there."
And thriving, due, entirely, to
the resources and resourcefulness
of a handful of homeowners along
White Sands Drive.
They ponied up the dough -
$300,000, or $60,000 per house-
hold for the installation of the
ProTecTube III, the hundreds of
cubic yards of sand now covering it
as well as the 5,100 sea oat plants
and fencing intended to catch blow-
ing sand.
And along the way they did
more than save, at least so far, a
beach, but also created a neighbor-
hood that hadn't entirely existed
before the ProTecTube project.
"We just had the best group,"
Adams said as she and her hus-
band, David, walked along the
beach last week. "We worked really
well together. 1 think it brought our
neighborhood gr6up t' gether '
"It was a struggle for us. We
don't have big bucks. It was a
tough decision. But when you see


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the waves lapping at the back door

Or when you look up the beach
on either side of the White Sands
group, where the casualties of the
tussle between water and sand are
evident.
"We had no choice," said
another White Sands, homeowner,
Jim Pierce. "We had to do some-
thing and do it quickly.
"Yeah, I guess I'd do it again,"
he added as he scanned the newly
renourished beach.
The rush Pierce spoke of was
found in the water. After winter
storms, particularly Tropical Storm
Isidore, ate away much of the exist-
ing beach last winter.
Nearly $40,000 worth of sand
hauled in by the county proved
only an ephemeral solution.
Homeowners were watching as
the water crashed ever closer to
their homes, threatening founda-
tions and creating stairways to
nowhere.
Enter Advanced Coastal
Technology, the company which
invented the ProTecTube. The one
installed behind White Sands was
the latest generation in its product,
the first of its specifications to be
installed.
The ProTecTube is a .three-
tiered apparatus which, like. a ~9-G
lube, is intended to help facilitate,
the replenishment of an eroded


beach dune ecosytem.
Built much like a series of long
canvas stairs, it is aimed at diffus-
ing wave action by forcing waves to
climb the "stairs."
Made of a permeable material,
matched in color to the sand on the
beach, the ProTecTube was also
designed to allow turtle nesting
while facilitating the growth of nat-
ural vegetation to further strength-
en the dune.
When completely installed, the
ProTecTube, which is filled with a
water, then a water/sand slush
and ultimately thoroughly with
sand, and then covered with sand,
also matched for color, the result-
ing dune rose some six to eight feet
above sea level. t
The dune's natural, wedge-
,shaped configuration, and a "toe
bag" which anchors the apparatus
at the bottom, reduce the chances
for water incursion beneath the
dune, increasing the odds on the
long-term life of the dune.
"I'm elated with how it turned
out because you don't know (the
ProTecTube) is there," David
Adams said.
And thus far, county officials,
at least, appear to be looking at the
project with a positive eye
J~ljA-Gunty Commission chairman
Jerry. Barnes was out to see the
installation and finished product.
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Butler said the county had received


no complaints about the project.
Scanning about as folks
enjoyed a lazy afternoon at the
water's edge, Pene Adams offered,
with some well-deserved pride, "It's
not our beach. It's a public beach."
And doing quite nicely, thank
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Brownfield

-- From Page 1
testing at the site. He said findings
revealed no groundwater contami-
nation other than a localized area
near where the machine shop was
located. This contamination con-
sisted of petroleum based products
common in solvents.
Other testing centered around
sampling of soil at the site. These
samples, according to Sagstad,
focused on areas where contamina-
tion was most likely to occur, such
as around former PCB transformer
locations, boiler sites, fuel areas,
fuel storage areas, etc. Several
areas of contamination were identi-
fied which consisted of PCB's,
PAH's (fuel), and some metals,
arsenic and vanadium.
All of the contaminants were
registered at varying levels, some
just beyond state standards; others
at higher levels. Current testing at
the site will focus on identifying the
degree of contamination, size of the
area, and follow through with
FDEP's required clean-up proce-
dures.
Clean-up options could include
digging out the contaminated soil
and hauling it off site for incinera-
tion or to a certified land fill. Other
options that would illuminate any
health concerns could also be uti-
lized. Sagstad also pointed out that
the production of pulp/paper did-
n't create contaminants, so overall
the site was fairly clean.
The contaminants of greatest
concern are PCB's. They are used
as cooling agents in electrical
transformers fnd are considered to


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Sites should be ready for redevelopment next year.


.be a high risk contaminant. PCB's
exceeded state clean-up guidelines
at two sites where it was detected.
Over the next few months the
degree of contamination and clean-
up procedures will-be addressed.
Steve Long, representing PSI
Environmental, reported on the
testing of the former wastewater
impoundment area adjacent to the
mill site property. The land. is
owned by the St. Joe Company,
and was used from 1938 until 1974
as a holding area .for wastewater
from the mill's operation. The area
in question is about 12 acres with
the main focus of testing being con-
ducted on the. 700 by 200 foot
impoundment area.
The area in question, as well as
near shore sediment in St. Joseph
Bay, was tested for contaminants.
Long reported that only one
soil sample had isolated any con-,


Commission from Page 3


Butler that Several items needed to
be removed from the proposed plan
and requested that he submit the
document without those items.
NAMES CAPITAL EQUIPMENT
BOARD-Commissioners unani-
mously agreed to name the coun-
ty's Budget Review Committee as
the new Capital Equipment Board
as recommended by Commissioner
Peters. The Capital Equipment
Board will revieww the county's
major equipment needs with coun-
ty department heads and put
together aplan of action to pur-
chAse maj.ior..equipnmet..throuuh a
Capital Equipment fund set up and
managed to prioritize major pur-
chases and pay for those needs as
they arise.
The board named Ed Bobbitt
and Dannie Bolden as added mem-
bers to the committee.
Commissioners Jerry Barnes and
Nathan Peters Jr. recommended
them to serve.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to several recommen-
dations by the Planning
Development and Review Board for


West Nile
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That leaves physicians to treat
the symptoms, which can be high
fever, nausea, vomiting and
headaches, while the body's
immune system attempts to ward
off the virus.
The degree of symptoms can
also vary greatly, with some infect-
ed by the virus never showing
symptoms while others develop
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.


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plat approvals, variance and two
land use change ordinances.
-Followed board attorney Tim
McFarland's recommendation to
readdress the contract for. the
county's audit service. The board
had renewed the contract \ith
Mike Tucker CPA, but as
McFarland pointed out, the state
has changed the required proce-
dures. The board rescinded its pre-
vious action and went forward \iLth
plans to advertise for the sermce
and name a committee to oversee
the selection process.
-Agreed to a proposed contract
by the Gulf -County -Sheril's
Department to furnish law enforce-
ment services to the City of
Wewahitchika.
-Allowed the Beach Fire
Department to purchase an air
compressor to fill air tanks for
county fire departments.
-Upon recommendation of
Commissioner Carmen McLmniore.
agi-eed to advertise for an ordi-
nance allowing golf cart usage on
county roads in the Howard Creek
area.
-Denied a request to abandon
Angel Fish Street in Highland View.


taminants at the location. That
;area contains PAH's (used in sol-
vents/fuel) and appears to be
about 5 feet deep and approximate-
ly 30 feet in diameter. After the
exact areas of contamination are
identified, the company will work
with FDEP to alleviate the problem.
Another contaminant always
mentioned in site clean-ups is diox-
in. Test results from both sites
revealed dioxin levels below any
regulatory levels.
Both consultants predicted
that sometime next year (2004) the
sites should be ready for redevelop-
ment.
"Our goal is to find it (any con-
tamination), then clean it up," said
Sagstad.
Karen Bowden, FDEP North
West District Brownfield
Coordinator, and Roger Register,
Brownfield Director, answered
questions about the Brownfield
program and explained the process
to committee members.
The Brownfield Committee will
meet after the next phase of site
assessment and course of action is
approved by FDEP.


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Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003


1st "2003 Chapman's Award" to be Given


at 3rd Birding & Wildflower Festival


by Tim Croft
Take a lot of scrap copper, toss
in a passion for nature's art and
mix in a healthy heaping of cre-
ativity, then combine it all with a
budding local festival and the
result is the "2003 Chapman's
Award."
Named after a rare ar endan-
gered flower, the award will be
handed out as part of the third
annual Florida Panhandle. Birding
and Wildflower Festival to a per-
son, company or organization
deemed by a committee to be most
supportive of the St. Joe Wildlife
Sanctuary/St. Joseph Bay Buffer
Preserve.
The Birding and Wildflower
Festival runs Oct. 8-12 at sites
from St. Michaels Landing to the
Apalachicola National Forest.
This year the festival, spon-
sored by and benefiting the St. Joe
Wildlife Sanctuary, will be head-
quartered at the St. Joseph Bay
Buffer Preserve Center, the old
Treasure Bay lodge.
Gauged against registration
thus far, the Sanctuary's central
objective will be borne out, in bold
letters, during the festival.
"The, Sanctuary's overall mis-
sion is a global mission," said
Marie Steele Romanelli of the St.
Joe Wildlife Sanctuary, "to pre-
serve nature at its best.
'They are coming from every-
where (for the festival)," she contin-
ued, with.registrants from Denver
to Virginia, Olympia, Wash., and
Portland, Ore., to Georgia. 'The
festival has reached out and drawn
people here" to observe nature,
and nurture the local economy at
the same time.
But, back to the "Chapman's
Award," which is another product
of the reach of both the Birding
Festival and Sanctuary/Buffer
Preserve.
Peter Burgher owns Marelco
Power Systems, a Michigan-based
producer of transformers and
power supplies for complex
machinery.
Being electrical in nature, his
business uses a fair amount of
copper and therefore, casts off a bit
oif sc(rapcp:'ppefr.
Some three years ago, into
Burgher's mind entered a bit of
mischief about all that scrap cop-
per.
"One day I decided to play with
it," Burgher said with a laugh as he
talked from his Michigan office.
He and his wife had done some
work creating stained-glass win-
dows, so he started sculpting some
of that copper using one of the
more familiar, and easier, shapes
he had already crafted: a fish.
Burgher's weapon of choice
was a high-heat plasma torch to
cut his shapes.
"(A plasma torch) burns so hot,
it changed to color and the umber
of the copper," creating whites and
bright oranges, Burgher said,
which only piqued his interest in
what he was. doing.
There were two central chal-
lenges learning to cut straight
lines in two dimensions with a
high-heat, torch and finding a way
to preserve the colors that heat
created.
After a little experimentation,
he happened upon a kind of clear


plastic coating that locked in the
colors for, well, a dadgum long
time.
Each fish starts from scratch.
"Every one is a little bit differ-
ent," Burgher said. "Each one has
its own identity, in a way.
Before you can say Chapman's
rhododendron, "I started selling
them all over the world."
By word of mouth, through art
dealer networks, trades with other
artists, Burgher's fish were, par-
don the pun, swimming off the
shelves, to places as far away as
Frankfort, Germany and England
and as close as Apalachicola and
St. George Island.
Burgher has been featured in
American Welding magazine as one
of five artists of note working with
metal, which only raised aware-
ness of the artist and his creations.
"It's fun," Burgher said. "It's
sort of a creative outlet. I didn't
anticipate it would take off like
this.
"The hard part is capturing the
integrity of the fish and maintain-
ing it for a long time."
Fast forward a bit. Burgher
and his wife, who owned a home in
Captiva for 25 years, had grown
tired of the sprawl that was over-
running the Fort Myers/Lee
County area.
They started looking north,
along the Gulf Coast, ultimately,
after considerable time and explo-
ration, 'finding Port St. Joe, Cape
San Bias and Indian Pass.
They recently purchased a
home on Indian Pass.
And along the way the couple
met Joey Romanelli and his wife,
Marie, and learned about the St.
Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve and
the Wildlife Sanctuary.
The recollections of what had
happened to Captiva, 'the over-
development, the unrestrained
influx of people, were only under-
scored by the natural treasures
they found here, reminiscent of the
Captiva they had fallen hard for
more than two decades prior.
'That's why the preserve is so
important," Burgher said. "It keeps
at least a part of what we now
have" for current and future gener-
ations to cherish.
So, he decided to marry his


feelings about what the preserve back" to the preserve.
represented to his burgeoning "It's where we live. I'm out in it.
artistic endeavor to create the It's a good idea what they are try-
"Chapman's Award," sculpted to ing to do to enhance (the pre-
resemble and named for the serve)."
Chapman's rhododendron, which Folks can still register for the
is found on the Buffer Preserve. Florida Panhandle Birding and
Fish flower? Turned out it Wildflower Festival by mail,
made, a difference. through Oct. 3, or online at
"I struggled with it for three www.birdfestival.brg through Oct.


moIIIIIUI, urgller saiU. it Was
hard."
Burgher finally got what he
wanted and the award was born.
'He's asked to do one each
year," Marie Romanelli said. "It will
go to the individual, company or
organization who has contributed
most meaningfully to the festival
and sanctuary each year."
Giving back to spur others to
do the same, that's the central
message conveyed by the award, at
least from Burgher's perspective.
"They needed ways in which to
bring the buffer preserve into more
prjfiinence," "Burgher said:
"Maybe (through the award) people-
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Tom Tuckey of Progress Energy presents a check for $2,500 to David Warriner, president ot the Gult Education
Foundation, as the foundation's board members look on. The money is earmarked for the GEF's mini-grants program.

Education Foundation Receives

Dollars for Mini-Grants Program


by Tim Croft
A popular program that pro-
vides seed money to teachers for
new and innovative classroom pro-
grams received another high mark
this week.
Utility company Progress
Energy donated $2,500 to. the Gulf
Education Foundation for the foun-
dation's mini-grants program.
The program provides funds to
teachers for classroom programs
across a broad range of curricu-
lum, essentially providing teachers
with the support to extend outside
the box to reach kids.
Progress Energy's was the sec-
ond significant donation to the pro-
gram in the past month.
The St. Joe Community
Foundation donated roughly
$5,000 to the program several
weeks ago.
"It's a program that has really
taken off," said David Warriner,
president of the Gulf Education
Foundation. "I'm proud to be a part
of it."
Teachers submit applications
to the foundation, explaining their
proposal, objectives, how success
will be assessed and the like.
Proposals are divided by three
- elementary, ..middile- and high
schools.
The board of the foundation
meets the meeting will be this
week to grade each proposal
against a matrix of criteria and
determine how money should be
awarded.
The individual teachers are not
identified on the proposals.
SThe board met last week and
will hand out checks on Oct. 6 at
Port St. Joe Elementary School.
"It's a great process," Warriner
said. "We try to make it as un-
biased as we can."
To date, the foundation has
funded some $30,000 in mini-
grants.
Thus far, the foundation has
received some two dozen applica-
tions for mini-grants this year.
The proposals have impressed
the foundation's board, who, of
course, are the final arbiters.
"It's probably the best group of
applications we've had," Warriner
said.
And where, when the program
began four years ago, many of the
proposals centered on reading,
math and, particularly, science are
major focuses this year.
Science is now part of the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) and will


officially become part of school and
individual grading this year.
"Most of them are centered
around science," said Catherine
Barfield, who is the district's liai-'
son to the foundation on the mini-
grants program. 'There is a whole
lot of math and science. Last year
there was a lot of math and sci-
ence."
The donation was only part of
Progress Energy's mission, said
Tom Tuckey, a spokesman for the


company.
Tuckey said the utility centers
its charitable donations in three
areas: economic development, envi-
ronmental and education.
It was the second consecutive
year the utility has supported the
mini-grants program with its wal-
let.
"We're pleased to be able to
make this contribution for the sec-
ond year in a row," Tuckey said.


Kilmer Earns An "A"

from Florida Chamber


Representative Bev Kilmer
received an "A" grade of 115, the
highest score across the state, from
the Florida Chamber of Commerce
for her pro-business record in the
Florida House during the 2003 leg-
islative and special sessions. Her
rating tied for the highest score
among all Senate and House legis-
lators this year with three other
House legislators.
My priority, in.the Legislature,
is to foster economic development
throughout Northern Florida," said,
Representative Kilmer. "In Gulf
County, I will continue to fight to
create jobs for working families,
keep taxes low, and help small
businesses prosper."
The Florida Chamber com-
mended Representative Kilmer for


supporting economic development
issues including sponsoring and
passing the expansion of Economic
Development Incentive Programs,
HB 691. This bill enlarges the defi-
nition of businesses eligible for
investment incentives and will help
expand and bring new businesses
in Florida.
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grades legislators based on their.
voting records on the Florida
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to their community.
There are so many people in the community that have supported the opening of A & A
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Watford From Page 1


First Lt. Buck Watford and his family, wife Pam, daughter Haley and son
Chase stand as the colors are presented during a surprise rally in Watford's
honor on Tuesday morning at Port St. Joe High School.


matter how trivial, is like water to a
thirsty man in the desert for the
troops, including his 576th
Transportation Detachment out of
Panama City, overseas.
'Those kind of things are more
important than anything you could
do," Watford told his enraptured
audience. "I can't tell you how every
day I long to be here."
But he has a job to do, one he.
freely signed up for and freely
embarked upon.
That his one-weekend-a-month
commitment had, for the second
time in 12 years or so, become an
extended tour of duty, in harm's
way, far from home, is simply part
of the bargain for a
coach/teacher/soldier.
"Obviously it's a strain,"
Watford said of his long deploy-
ment, which is now likely to extend
to spring.. "Anytime you are pulled
out of your job, sent anywhere for
six months or more, it's tough.
"'ujus"u.idst adjust. do your job


and hope you get back home as
soon as you can."
This week's trip is just a taste.
His company between assign-
ments, it had been communicated
down the line that a potential leave
could be in the offing.
Not the common 30-day vari-
ety, but more of a stopover, long
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Of the 14 members of his com-
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dash to the States and back to the
Middle East.
When word came that it would
be possible, Watford said he
weighed his choice remain in
Kuwait and hope to get home by
spring or take advantage of a brief
visit with another round of painful-
ly heartbreaking good-byes part of
the bargain "for just a little bit"
as he held a thumb and index fin-
ger a centimeter apart.
"As soon as I had the opportu-
nity, I was out of there," Watford
said.
There is Kuwait, where he has
been stationed since early in the
year. It ain't Iraq, he said, but it
sure isn't the home fires, either.
"It's not home, but we are living
a lot better than other soldiers are,"
Watford said.
His company lives in tents.
There are showers. Hot meals,
Plenty of water.
Maybe the most difficult part,
he said, was the, unknown. Not
knowing when home would beckon
again, when the chance to trade in
fatigues for civilian clothes, and in
Watford's case, baseball cleats,
would come.
Would they be going home, as
they expected, in September? The
spring? Was it a year from when
they were first deployed, or from
when they stepped on the ground
in Kuwait?
"It's been a roller coaster ride,"
Watford said. "We've heard so many
dates. We just have to do our job."
It's been no easier on the home
front, as Pam Watford attested.
"It's very difficult," she said.
"The worst part is the uncertainty"
and keeping the emotions of the
Watford children, Haley, 15, and
Chase, 10, on keel as she battles
her own.
But, she said in finest soldier's
wife fashion, "We've done great."
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to the minefield that is currently
Iraq.
"All of us are concerned a little
bit," Watford acknowledged. "We
see how things are going on over
there.
'There's a lot of questions over
there that need to be answered ...
Hopefully we'll get some good news
soon and we'll all be home.
"We have a long way to go over
there. There are still thousands of
troops in harm's way."
For Tuesday, however, that was
all washed away by the applause,
the thanks, the kind greetings, the
patriotic chants.
The boost in morale, the buoy-
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the heart of one man from one
small town in North Florida was a
challenge to characterize for any-
one putting words to paper.
"Seeing my family is one thing,
this is just wonderful," Watford


said. "I can't tell you how special
this is."
Actually, the evidence was
right there in the smile that
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by Tim Croft
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has offi-
cially approved dove hunting sea-
sons.
The first phase will run from
Oct. 4 through Oct. 27, with shoot-
ing hours from noon until sunset.
The second phase begins Nov.
15 and ends Nov. 30, with the third
phase starting up Dec. 13 and end-
ing Jan. 11.
During the second and third
phases of dove season, shooting
hours are from 30 minutes prior to
sunrise until sunset.
Bag limits during all three
phases are (daily/possession)
12/24, including no more than 4/8
white-winged doves.
Additionally, Florida is among
25 states participating in a mourn-
ing dove banding study in which
85,000 doves will be banded during
the next three years, according to


Kurt Hodges with the FWCC.
Thus far, Florida researchers
have banded 815 doves.
The objectives of the study are
to determine mourning dove har-
vest rates, estimate annual sur-
vival, provide information on geo-
graphical distribution of the har-
vest and develop and refine tech-
niques for a future operational
dove-banding program.
Mourning doves are among the
most widely distributed and abun-
dant birds in North America. More
of these game birds are harvested
each year than all migratory bird
species combined.
More than 366,000 were har-
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in Florida last year.
But, Hodges noted, wildlife
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from which to guide harvest man-
agement decisions.
Banding is an important tool to


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'The hunter is a critical link in
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Hodges said.
Hunters harvested a banded
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An 82 yard touchdown return
by Blountstown's Ishmeal Grant on
the opening kickoff of the game
shook up the Sharks, and the
Tigers went on to upset Port St. Joe
33-20 in the District 2-A opener.
Grant returned two kickoffs for
touchdowns, which ended up being
the deciding factor in the game.
The Sharks fell to 2-1 on the
season, and to 0-1 in District 2-A
play.
"This is a tough loss to swal-
low," said head coach John Palmer.,
"This loss really hurts us. In order
to win the district championship,
we now have to win the rest of our
district games, and hope that
someone else in the district can
beat Blountstown. Without being
the district champion, it would do
away with any home field advan-
tage if we make the playoffs."
Neither team could establish


their offense throughout the first
half. It wasn't until the Tigers
recovered a fumble by Garret
Garland on the Sharks' 31 yard line
with 3:32 left in the first half, that
an offensive drive was established.
Blountstown capped off a seven
play drive with a nine yard touch-
down pass to Grant on a fade route
to take a 14-0 lead with :17.8 sec-
onds remaining in the second quar-
ter.
The Tigers extended their lead
to 20-0 on the first possession of
the second half on a 12 play 51
yard scoring drive. Michael
Guilford capped off the drive with a
two yard touchdown on a quarter-
back sneak with 2:20 left in the
third quarter.
The Sharks finally showed a lit-
tle life in the fourth quarter. They
took over on the Tigers' 38 yard line
when Brandon Thomas recovered a


fumble. On third and 11, Randall
Johnson completed a halfback pass
to Raye Bailey for a 39 yard touch-
down to narrow the Tiger lead to
20-7 with 11:09 left in the game.
However, Ishmeal Grant
returned the ensuing kickoff 78
yards for a touchdown to extended
the Tigers' lead to 26-7 with 10:58
remaining in the game.
After a short kickoff, the
Sharks took over on their own 42
yard line. Raye Bailey reeled off 18
yards on a reverse on the first play
from scrimmage. Two plays later,
quarterback Kenny McFarland con-
nected with Ash Parker for an 11
yard gain. Three plays later on
third and 11, McFarland connected
with Parker on a seam route'for a
30 yard touchdown to narrow the
Tigers' lead to 26-13 with 8:53 left
in the game.
Ash Parker recovered Port St.


Joe's onside kick attempt on the
ensuing kickoff to give the Sharks
the ball on their own 45 yard line.
A holding penalty on the first play
from scrimmage left the Sharks
with first and 20. They failed to
convert on fourth and long, and
turned the ball over to the Tigers on
downs.
The Shark defense stepped up
and forced Blountstown to punt
after a three and out series.
Taking over on their own eight
yard line, the Sharks marched 92
yards in eight plays to narrow the
Tigers' lead to 26-20 with 2:43 left
in the game. On the first play from
scrimmage, McFarland connected
with Jake Owens for an 18 yard
gain. Two plays later, McFarland
hooked up with Antonio Smiley on
a slant for a 37 gain. A 12 yard pass
to Parker moved the Sharks down
to the Tigers' 25 yard line. Randall
Johnson then reeled off a seven
yard run. On third and three,
McFarland connected with
Johnson on a swing pass for a 17
yard gain to move the ball to:the
one yard line. Johnson then capped
off the drive with a one yard touch-
down run, and Kenny Peltier added
the extra point.
Port St. Joe attempted another
onside kick, but a Shark player
touched the ball first before it went
10 yards. That gave Blountstown
the ball on the Sharks' 48 yard line.
On the first play from scrimmage,
Chance Attaway took the hand off
and raced 48 yards untouched for a
touchdown to seal the game for the
Tigers.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
completed 10 of his 24 pass
attempts for 149 yards and threw
one touchdown and one intercep-
tion. Randall Johnson completed
one pass for a 39 yard touchdown.
Ash Parker and Raye Bailey
each had four receptions for 58
yards and scored one touchdown.
Antonio Smiley had one catch for
37 yards,Jake Owens had one
catch for 18 yards; and Johnson
had one catch for 17 yards.


Johnson nad t69 yards rushing
on 16 carries. Garret Garland
picked up 32 yards on four carries;
while Raye Bailey had 21 yards
rushing on two carries.
Jake Owens led the defense
with 10 tackles, and one tackle for
a loss. Stephen Besore and Nick
Reynolds each had eight tackles;
while Josh Dailey recorded six
tackles.
The Sharks will travel to
Freeport this Friday night for a
8:00 ET game.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 0 0 0 20 20
Sharks 7 7 6 13 33
STATISTICS
PSJ BHS
First Downs 13 6
Rushes/Yards 31/126 32/125
Passing Yards 188 78
Total Yards 314 203
Passes 11/25/1 5/9/0
Penalties/Yards 3/30 7/45
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/1


Ash Parker (right) had four
receptions for 58 yards and one
touchdown.A


Buccaneers Win 28-0 Against Wewa
The Port St. Joe Buccaneers began the 2003 season with a dominat-
Sing performance against the Wewa Warriors. On their fir4t possession,
playing power football, they drove the ball down the field fdr a score and
never looked back. The drive featured strong running by I)arrell Smith,
Calvin (3rd' man) Pryor and Chris Cochran. Pryor scored the touchdown
and Smith pounded in for the PAT.
After the Warriors had to kick, Port St. Joe wasted no time in getting
into the end zone again. Darrel Smith exploded through a nice hole off
right tackle and went 55 yards for the TD. The PAT was no good.
On their next possession the Warriors were forced to kick one more
time, which resulted in their only real gain of the night. The Buccaneers
fumbled the punt and Wewa recovered. It did them no good because four
plays later they were forced to kick again. Smith took the punt and ran it
back 35 yards. After one more first down, Cochran slammed up the mid-
dle for his first TD of the season and a Buc 22-0 lead at the half.
In the second half of the game PSJ did everything they could to keep
the score down, playing their starters sparingly. Tackle Victor Quintanilla,
in at fullback, went up the middle for a nice gain. Jaylen Pittman had a
25-yard gain around right end. Willie Quinn took a flanker reverse 35
yards for the Buc's final score of the evening.
The Buc defense played outstanding football. They did not allow Wewa
a single first down and ended the game shouting their motto "ZERO" so
that all could hear..
This was the Buccaneers' first game under new coaches Davd- Da\is,
Mal Parrish arid Frank Cochran. They replaced Coach. Keith "Duke" Jones
and his excellent group of assistants including Curtis Ray and John
Strayer that lead the Bucs to four very successful seasons.


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Ash,


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With 44-0 Win Over Carrabelle


The Wewahitchka Gators
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Friday night with a 44-0 victory
over Carrabelle. The Gators
improved to 2-1 overall and to 1-0
in district play.'
"I'm really proud of our play-
ers," said head coach Charlie
Winchester. "Any time you score 44
points in a high school football
game, you've done a good job."
The Gators dominated the
Panthers from the opening kickoff.
The Gators marched 70 yards on
their opening drive in five plays to
take a 7-0 lead. Quarterback
Johnny Jones carried the ball the
first four plays for runs of 15, 27,
one and five yards. He then hooked


up with Steve Peak for a 23 yard
touchdown with 6:00 left in the first
quarter.
Wewahitchka extended their
lead to 14-0 with 1:20 remaining in
the first quarter. After a Carrabelle
punt gave the Gators the ball on the
Panther 36 yard line, Jones raced
36 yards on a quarterback keeper
on the first play from scrimmage for
the touchdown.
The Gators took a 17-0 lead
with 7:36 left in the first half, when
T. J. Easter kicked a 28 yard field
goal.
J. J. Roberts recovered a
Carrabelle fumble on the Panthers'
11 yard line with 1:38 ,left in the
half. On the first play from scrim-


mage, quarterback Hunter
Nunnery completed an 11 yard
touchdown pass to Trey Goodwin to
give the Gators a 24-0 going into
halftime.
The Gators mounted a seven
play'50 yard drive on their first pos-
session of the second half. Nunnery
.completed a 15 yard pass to Blake
Norris on the first play from scrim-
mage. Six plays later Nunnery
capped off the drive with a four
yard touchdown run. Easter added
the extra point to give the Gators a
31-0.lead. Nunnery,had five runs
for 36 yards during the drive.
Will Strange set up the Gators'
next score when he intercepted a
Carrabelle pass and returned it 36


Gator quarterback Hunter Nunnery (4) scores on an 11 yard touchdown run late in the first half.


Johnny Jones, rushed for 149 yards on 1 1 carries in the first, half, Bfore leaving the game with an
injury.


yards to the Panthers' four yard
line. Strange scored on the first
play from scrimmage on a four yard
touchdown run putting the Gators
up '37-0 at the, end of the third
quarter.
The Gators extended their lead
to 44-0 late in the fourth quarter,
when Demarius Baker scored on a
13 yard touchdown run.
Johnny Jones led the Gatlors'.
ground game with 149 yards rush-
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touchdown. Hunter Nunnery
picked up-37 yard, on five Car*"4
with one touchdow.T. Dernarius
Baker had 30 yards rushing on four


carries with, a touchdown; while
Blake Norris picked up 25 yards on
seven carries.
Quarterbacks. Johnny Jones:
and Hunter Nunnery each complet-.
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Nunnery threw one touchdown and
one interception.
"We finally put two halves
together," said'Winchester. "Johnny
did a good job at quarterback, then
Hunter stepped in and did a godd
job after Johmny got hurt."


Score by Quarters
Gators 14 10 13 7 44
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
STATISTICS
WHS CHS
First Dowrns, 1 0 5
Rushes/Yards 33/268 24/49'
Passing Yards. 52 18
Total Yards 320 67
Passes 4/7/1 3/11/2
Penalties/Yards 0/0 2/10
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Ann Miller Holland
Ann Miller Holland, 74, of
Phoenix City, (formerly of Port St.
Joe), died September 13 at the
Columbus Hospice House.
Memorial service was held
Monday, September 15th, at the
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Phenix
City Ghapel with the Rev. Joel
Smith officiating.
Ann was born January 5, 1929
in Columlbus, Georgia. She was a
member of the Summerville Baptist
Church and the L.L.L. Ladies
Sunday School Class. She was a
bookkeeper for Duncan Marble Co.
She was preceded in death by her
father Elno Brown and her stepfa-
ther Ralph Miller.
Survivors include her mother,
Anne Miller of Phenix City; three
daughters, Pam Holland Borer and
husband Jason of Anchorage, AK,
Kay Holland Pluche' and husband
Hal of New. Orleans, LA, and Jo
Holland Wright and husband Creig
of Phenix City; four grandchildren,
Cale ,(Lindsey) Hiroms, Tyler
Hiroms, Creighton and Claudia
Wright; a sister, Nancy Stainsby
and husband Steve of Smith
Station,. AL; a devoted sister-in-
law, Genie H. Wright of Phenix City
and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Columbus Hospice House, 7020
Moon Road. Columbus, GA 31909.


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Benefit Gulf Senior 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.
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Alabama Electric Cooperative Marketing Products & Services Coordinator Mark Ingram, left, and Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative Manager of Marketing and Member Services Michael White, right, recently spoke to the Gulf
Coast Marketing and Media Association about branding. They were, introduced by GCMMA President Pete Norden,
center.

Touchstone Energy Speaks at Conference


Industrial Park


Development



Near Ports


Touchstone Energy represen-
tatives recently spoke at a meeting
of the Gulf Coast Marketing and
Media AssOciation.
The topic of the presentation
was "Branding." Alabama Electric'
Cooperative Marketing Products &
Services Coordinator Mark Ingran
and Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative Manager of Marketing
and Member Services Michael
White were the presenters. After
the presentation, each. attendee
was presented a Touchstone
Energy beach towel.


A Touchstone Energy coopera-
tive, Alabama Electric Cooperative
is a $1 billion generation and'
transmission cooperative head-
quartered in Andalusia, Alabama.
Its member owners include 16 dis-
tribution" cooperatives in south and
central Alabama and northwest
Florida; the Alabama municipali-
ties of Andalusia, Brundidge, Elba
and Opp; and the Opp-Micolas
Mills, Opp,-. Alabama. AEC's 21
member-owners distribute energy
to residential, commercial and
industrial customers in 39 coun-


ties in Alabama and 10 counties in:
northwest Florida.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
is part of the Touchstone Energy
-national alliance of local, con-
sumer-owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of service,
to customers' large and small.
GCEC serves approximately
18,700 consumers in Bay,
Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton.
and Washington counties and in
the municipalities of Wewahitchka,
Ebro, White City, Fountain and
Southport.


As the port begins to expand its business base, it will strongly influence
the development of an industrial park community, located inland away
from the waterfront. Businesses that are directly involved in port opera-
tions, as well as those that play a supporting role, are all important com-
ponents in the economic development generated by a fully operational
port.
SThat port "support" community will include a wide range of commercial
and employment opportunities, such as: shipping agents, trucking com-
panies, machine shops, repair and maintenance facilities for cargo han-
dling equipment and trucksship repair, freight consolidators, container


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and housekeeping.services (avg. cost $2,000/year).
QUESTION:
Does it have to be this way?
ANSWER:

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FACT:
Rental revenues to owners have not increased
much.
QUESTION:
Does it have to be this way?
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RENTAL PEACE OF MIND
For more information about our program, contact Lizzette Dearinger, Gulf & Bay
Counties' General Manager. 866-654-0999.


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repair- an a
maintenance
co mpa n es,
electrical and
mechanical
contractors,
packaging
and delivery
businesses,
and many
more. There
will even be a:,
need for cor-
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for management and clerical activities, computer and information technol-
ogy systems.
As a designated p)ortof entr, Port St. Joe is entitled to a specialized
industrial park, designated a Foreign Trade Zone, which would produce a
grouping of businesses involved in cargo operations and product modifi-
cations in a duty free atmosphere. Such businesses could entail product
testing, re-packaging, re-marking, assembly.of parts, destruction of faulty
imports, delayed entry into the Customs area of the United States, and
even shipping to another country.
Sound too good to be true? It can and has happened in other port com-
munities throughout thestate. Another local benefit of putting the PORT
back in Port St. Joe:

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Page 2B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003

Waltons Celebrate 50th

Anniversary October 5th


Shyne Jace Faircloth

Shyne Jace

Faircloth is 1
On September 21st, Shyne
Jace Faircloth celebrated his first
birthday.
Shyne is the son of Loreal
Daniels and John A. Faircloth, of
Carrabelle. His grandparents are
John and Pam Faircloth of Stone
Mill Creek.


Peyton Delaney Chitty

Peyton Is 2
Peyton Delaney Chitty celebrat-
ed her second birthday on.
September 24.
She is the daughter of Derrick
and Tirah Chitty of Eastpoint.
Maternal grandparents are Sam
and Doris Gibbs of Eastpoint and
Billy Ha nim of Apalachiiola.
Paternal -grandparerjnt are Darrell
and Margaret Chitty of Port St. Joe.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Jamie and Jeanette Shiver of
Eastpoint. Paternal great-graid-
parent is Birlie Palmer of Bonifay.

American Legion
Meeting Oct. 1st
The Willis V. Rowan American
Legion Post No. 116, will hold a
general membership meeting on
October 1st, at 6:00 p.m. The meet-
ing will be held at the VFW Post
10069, in Highland View. All mem-
bers are encouraged to attend.

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The children of Ralph and
Betty Walton invite you to join
them in celebrating their parents'
50th wedding anniversary. A recep-
tion will be held at the Stiles Brown


Senior Citizen's Building, October
5th, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Please stop by and wish Ralph and
Betty congratulations on their fifty
years together!


"Duke" Jones Elected President of

Local Chapter of CPAs


Keith L. "Duke" Jones of Port
St. Joe has been elected President
of the Florida Institute of Certified
Public Accountants (FICPA)
Miracle Strip Chapter for the
2003-04 year. In this capacity,
Jones will be responsible for coor-
dinating the activities, of the
Miracle Strip Chapter, which cov-
ers Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty,
Jackson, and Holmes counties
and represents approximately 115
CPAs from north Florida.
The FICPA is a professional
association of more than 18,000
members working together to
improve the CPA profession and
better serve the public interest.
Founded in 1905, the FICPA is the
twelfth-oldest and seventh- largest
state CPA association in the
United. -st'ates. Membership
includes practitioners in public
accounting, industry, government,
and education.
The FICPA's membership is
organized into 27 geographic'
chapters, each with its own volun-
teer leadership Headquartered in
Tallahassee, the FICPA haS a 'staff
of more than 70 employees pr~i d-
ing its members \\ith a wide range
of services and benefits, including
advocacy, continuing professional
education, marketing, communi-
cations, and public relations.
Affiliation with the FICPA repre-
sents commitment to the CPA pro-
fession, including adherence to


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partners) to :provide
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The Clements Library at the University of Michigan
mounted this online exhibit. It tells numerous stories
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Web Address: http:/www.si.umich.edu/spieW/.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 Page 3B


Cassidy Morgan House
Cassidy Is 4
Cassidy Morgan House cele-
brated her fourth birthday on
August 20th with a Spongebob
Squarepants party at her home in
Honeyville. Helping her celebrate
were her cousins, Colton, Hayleigh,
Hayden, and Hannah; her broth-
ers, Daniel, Allen, and Randall and
sister, Jessica. Her aunt Myra Sue
and uncle Larry, aunt Sarah,
Theresa and her nanny were also
present.
Cassidy is the daughter of
Robert and Angelia House and the
granddaughter of Vennie Byrd and
the late Gene Byrd and the late
Wilbur and Ruth House.


Jala Abigail Moulds
Celebrates 1st Birthday
On September 6th, Jala Abigail
Moulds celebrated her first birth-
day.
Jala is the daughter of Quinton
& .Jcqiuei-tn _oul1ds of Mobile.
Alabama. She is ~t-ie granddaughter
of John and Pam Faircloth of Stone
Mill Creek.


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Wewahitchka
Woman's
Club News
The Wewahitchka Woman's
Club had their first meeting of the
year September 10th. There were
18 members present and one
guest, Diane Hare, District II
Director.
President Maureen Mitchell
conducted the business meeting.
Ferald Greer gave the devotional
entitled "Jeremiah".
Plans were made to have a fall
and Christmas bazaar November
15th. They also plan to support the
president's project, "Mentoring"
and the president's challenge
"Community Commitment".
The theme for the Florida
Federation of Woman's clubs is "A
garden of Opportunities". Anne
Raiver has said, "Gardens, scholars
say, are the first sign of commit-
ment to a community. When people
plant corn, they are saying, let's
stay here and by their connection
to the land, they connect to one
another."
Club officers were hostesses
and served refreshments of chinese
chicken salad, chips and dip, cook-
ies, and fudge.


Look Who's 3
: Hannah Claire Lee, daughter of
Tony and Barbara Lee, turned three
on August 8th.
Hannah celebrated her third
birthday with a Hello Kitty pool
party. She enjoyed her day with peo-
ple who are dearest to her heart
including Great-Grandmother
Cegelis, Grandpa and Grandma
Oksanen, Mimi (Nadine Lee), Uncle
Kevin, arid Aunt Jessica Lee.
Also in attendance were her
favorite cousin Georgia Lee, Aunt
Jenny Oksanen, Shane and Dana
Mallon, Granny Dickey, Bill and
Suzanne Wood with Mary Kate
Wood, and Dion and Calley Cox.


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WJNF Expands Area Coverage


As of July 4th, WJNF Christian
radio expanded its coverage area.
WJNF, 88.3 FM, The ROCK now
broadcasts at 25,000 watts, and
reaches a potential of over 823,000
people in Northwest Florida,
Southeast Alabama, and
Southwest Georgia. WJNF, former-
ly at 383 watts at 91.1 FM, origi-
nally went on the air in 1985 and
reapplied for a power increase in
1994. After waiting for this
upgrade for over eight years, it
turned this Fourth of July into a
truly glorious Independence Day,
as they celebrated not only our
country's freedom, but freedom in
the radio ministry, also.
WJNF airs 24 hours of con-
temporary Christian music and
programming. WJNF is dedicated
to sounding forth the salvation
message of Jesus Christ. They
strive to be a "channel" for those
who are lost to meet and learn
about Jesus Christ. General
Manager, Rene Parton, states that
the station's vision is to "remind
our listeners that they, are stand-


ing on the solid rock of Jesus
Christ which is a firm foundation
that is unshakable, solid and
unchanging. We want to help give
the unbeliever hope by sharing the


message that they too can stand
on the solid rock of Jesus Christ."
For those outside the broad-
cast listening area, WJNF also
streams audio via the internet


Kerigan Marketing Associates Recognized


The September issue of the
Baton Rouge Business Report has
spotlighted Kerigan Marketing
Associates for the work it is doing
to "re-brand" a once overlooked LA
destination. The Mexico Beach
marketing and advertising firm
was selected among several shops
to generate growth for the West
Baton Rouge Tourism and
Conference Center.
The center stepped up its mar-
keting efforts this summer with a
$75,000 campaign hinged on a


new logo, tag line and web site.
Executive Director Sharon Stam
expects function bookings to rise
as a result of her marketing cam-
paign.
The center's old tag line was,
"Plantation Country on the Mighty
Mississippi". Too much of a mouth-
ful, Kerigan said. But Stam wanted
to keep the idea of the river in the
message. So Kerigan came up with
the new tag line: "West Baton
Rouge. On the River. On the Way,"
which he thought would resonate


with both travelers and people
looking to book a convenient spot
for a function.
The Mexico Beach firm special-
izes in brand marketing and leads
all strategy from its growing office
there. KMA maintains a Baton
Rouge office for its creative team
and for clients there. Kerigan
guides the marketing for a select
group of North Florida businesses
and recently led its largest client,
The Audubon Golf Trail, to a
national Gold HMSAI Award for
marketing effectiveness.

Girl Scouts

Selling Chicken

Dinners Sept 27th
Local troops 528, 529, and 242
will be selling.chicken dinners as a
fundraiser to start off the new year.
Dinners will be available
Iehitn'd the' Centennial 'Building
from i:00 ,a.m. tqi ; ,00, p.m. o
Saturday, September 27th. Go otit
and support this great group of
girls.
For more information, call
229-2914 or 229-6435.


The nchndtr Mexico Beach office


welcomes a new Realtor:


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CAROLYN CHAPMAN 120 Highway
Carolyn was born in Illinois and Meico Beach, FL 32410
received both a Bachelors of Science Meco Beac FL 32410


and a Masters or science in Nusic


Education. She has taught school in
Illinois and California. In August of
1988 she graduated with a juris doc-
tor degree from Thomas Jefferson
School of Law and was sworn into
the California Bar in June of 1989.
She has been a sole practicioner since
that time. She loves Mexico Beach
and is convinced that moving here
was one of the best things she has
done in her life.

JOY HOLDER R(
Joy has been with Anct or/ Ron hi
Fantasy since 1993 and a since 2
resident of the area for. 20 from
years. Moving here from upstate
Alabama, she was familiar joined
with the area and had ing fro
enjoyed vacationing here Air For
since the late 60's. Joy has ly liv
been in the real estate busi- Florida
ness for 15 years. Eglin A
Enjoy t
pristine
area pr

MARGARET
PRESSWOOD SM
Margaret has been with Joan
Anclaor since 1999. She Anritor
grew up in Marianna, FL She liv
and graduated from Florida Georgi
State University. Licensed ing to
since 1984, she has been 1989 s
active in all aspects of real manen
estate. Having spent most million
of her life in the "Forgotten ducer
Coast" area, Margaret is years.
very familiar with local
properties.


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3N KELLY
as been with grAdor
001. He is originally
a small town in
SNew York. He
our staff after retir-
m the United States
'ce. He and his fami-
'ed in Northwest
. while stationed at
Air Force Base. They
he "fine weather and
e beaches" that our
ovides.

JOAN
IITHWICK
has been with
r/Fantasy since 1993.
'ed in a small South
a town before mov-
Mexico Beach. In
she moved here per-
tly. She has been a
i dollar and over pro-
for three consecutive


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through their website,
www.wjnf.org. Anyone can go the
the web site and click on "LISTEN
ON LINE" or "LIVE BROADCAST"
and enjoy the programming at any
time or place. "We have had reports
from everywhere such as, the
Cayman Islands, Canada, Texas,
Arkansas, Baghdad and Iraq," says
Parton.
When asked what she thought
was unique about WJNF, 88.3, The
ROCK, Parton reiterated what a
listener told her, "a lot of music is
worth hearing, but only some of it
is worth listening to." She believes
that WJNF offers families clean,
safe music and programming as an
alternative to secular radio. "You
don't have to worry about what
your children are hearing and,
most of all, Christian music is
important because it takes the
focus off of "self' and puts it where
it should be on the Lord."
WJNF, 88.3, The ROCK is a
non-profit, non-commercial, totally
listener supported ministry. WJNF
is principally financed through
direct donations from listeners and
businesses. The station will be
hosting SHARATHON 2003 on
Wednesday and Thursday, October
1st and 2nd. This is the big
fundraiser event of the year for the
station, which has seen increased
expenses since its expansion. They
invite everyone to tune in to 88.3
FM during the 1st and 2nd. There
will be a community cookout and
open house on Thursday at the
new studio located at 2914
Jefferson Street, Marianna.








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Gulf County

Sheriff's Report
September 8: James Cordell,
Jr., w/m, 33, Port St. Joe, VOP-
grand theft.
September 9: Tenelya
Hutchinson. b/f. 24. Port St. Joe.
'OP-lewd and lascivious. Michelle
Shane. w\ f. 24. Port St Joe. viola-
ton pretrial release.
September 13: George Baxter.
b/m. 48. Port St. Joe. possession
drLu paraphernalia
September 14: Jerry Watts.
b, m. 46. Port St. Joe. VOP-burgla-
ry. child support
September 15: Kenneth
Weaver. w.'m. 52. Wewahitchka.
DWLSR.
September 16- Renae Lindsey.
w.'f. 2,*. Port St Joe. VOP-chilid
neglect.
September 17. Warren
Hayward. bm. 27. Apalachicola.
possession oflcontrolled substance:
Debra Reed'-r. wi/f. 48.
Wewahitchka. no valid DL. attach-
ing tag not assigned. Jackson D.
Chestnut. w/m. 62. Wewahitchka.
uinla\\.fuil compensation.
September 18: Jack Johnson.
w 'm. 25. Cantonment. criminal
rmschief: Chnstopher NM. Young.
wv,;m. 26. W\ewahitchka. \'OP-DUI.
VOP-DW\LSR. Michael Whitfield.
w,'m. 29. Port St. Joe. VOP-
DWLSR. \OP-fraud use of credit
card.
September 20: Daruel R. Gray.
w/m. 21. Wewahitchka. aggravated
batt'-ry: Robert Gray. vi/m. 51.
W\ewahitchka. aggravated battery.

Mexico Beach

Police Report

for Sept. 13-21
Dunni the last week. the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 64 calls for sernce, and
investigated 1 assault. and 2 thefts.
Dunnr this same perod offi-
cers also investigated 2 traffic
crashes involving inuunes and a
combined property damage report
of $6.500. The officers issued 6
traffic citations and 3 traffic warn-
mnlgs. Also during this period, the
Mexsco Beach F'lice Department is
actively uin.estinaUtng the theft of
se\-eral bic-zclesm a-id a sex,-ial bat-
tery ,ase
There were 5 arrests:
September 13: juvenile charged
with DLi.
September 14: Ronald Lamar
Braley. Parked DULI.
September 19: Carl 1. Book.
Mexicco Beach. possession of drug
paraphernalia.
September 21. Charles Lewis
Windham. St. Joe Beach, theft:
juverile charged with falsifying offi-
cial statements


FWC Law Enforcement Reports for Sept. 12-188t


On September 9, Officer Scott
Hoffman .filed charges against an
individual from Port St. Joe for pos-
session of another' person's traps.
The arrest followed a long investi-
gation into the theft of blue crab
traps from the coastal waters of
Gulf County. Pursuant to the
investigation. 14 traps that had
been reported stolen from another
area fisherman were seized.
Conviction for trap molesting is a
third degree felony and carries a
penalty of up to 5 years in jail
and/or $5000.
On September 12. Officer
Robert Miller responded to the
Apalachicola River where a boat
had been found adrift Suspecting
that persons may be lost. he com-
menced a search, but determined
that it had drifted away from its
berth area. It was returned to the
owner.

PSJ Police Report
September 16: Darcia L.
Norwood. 28. Port St Joe. dn\rng
with suspended license.
September 18: Michael S
Byrd. 37. Tallahassee. driving with
suspended license.
September 19: Craig A. Young.
34. Mexaco Beach. violation of court
ordered probaton.


On September 12, Investigator
Arnie McMillion and Officer Robert
Miller responded to a boating acci-
dent involving a personal water-
craft in the Chipola Cutoff. A boy
and girl reported hitting an object
causing damage and injury to the
feinale passenger, w.-ho was tras-
ported to Bay Medical Center. The
male operator w\as interviewed and
a blood sample taken. The accident
remains under investigation.
Or September 1.3. over 50
employees, family and friends met
at the We\v.ahitchka Community
Center to celebrate the retirement
of Officer Bob Shipman. Bob
retired with over 25 years of service
and worked in several areas of the
state.
On September 14. Investigator
Arnie lMclillion reported a suspi-
cious observation to Officer Robert
Miller. Officer Miller responded and
found a \\Weahitchka man. whom
he recognized. sho\\ing a large
catch of catfish to some other indi-
viduals. Not seeing any fishing
tackJe in the boat. Officer Miller
interviewed the man who confessed
to shocking the fish in the
Apalachicola River. Officer 'Miller
seized :36 catfish and a fence-
charger shocking machine from the
subject. He was cited for electro-


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105 Lucia Ave, Beacon Hill 2 BR/2 BA Gulf view
custom built home, open living area, energy efficient, in
ground heated pool, corherlot. Has parking for RV with
septic hookup. MLS#96971 $269,000


105 S. 41st Street, Mexico Beach Beachside
duplex unit, 3 BR/1.5 BA on one side, 2 BR/1.5BA on
the other, fully furnished. Brick with wood trim, separate
backyard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space.
Great rental potential. MLS#97155 $479,500. Call
Brenda Miller 850-648-5683.


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$1,785,000 Kim Harrison 227-3745.




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Covenant Hospice to Hold Celebration


On Sunday, October 5th,
Covenant Hospice will host a very
special Remembrance Celebration
at 2:00 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church located at 903
East Fourth Street in Panama City.
Libbie Pippin, principal of
Tyndall Elementary School, will be
the keynote speaker for this uplift-
ing event. Covenant Hospice

Fish Fry at

Honeyville
All are invited to attend the
annual community-wide fish fry at
Honeyville United Methodist
Church on Saturday, September
27th, beginning at 3:00 p.m. CT.
The church will provide the fish,
slaw, baked beans, potato salad,
and hushpuppies. Anyone who
would like to contribute a dessert,
tea, or soft drinks, it would be
appreciated, but is not necessary.
A gospel sing will begin at 3:00
and continue until 5:00 p.m. Go
out early and enjoy the fellowship
of the community. Dinners will be
served at 5:00 p.m. CST.
The church is located on
Highway 71, four miles south of
Wewahitchka.


patients who have been lost during
the past year will be honored,
remembered and celebrated by
family members, friends and
Covenant Hospice staff.
"We encourage anyone in the
community who has lost a loved
one to join us in remembering and
celebrating the lives of those that
were dear to them," said Denise
Montford, Bereavement Services
Program Manager of Covenant
Hospice. 'This is a special occasion
for healing, honoring and reflec-
tion," she said.

"Everyday Truth"

Celebrates 1st

Anniversary
"EveryDay Truth" OutReach
Ministry is soliciting donations of
$1.00 each. The prize is a Dell
Computer with 128 MB Ram, key-
board, mouse, 17" monitor,
Windows 98 and Microsoft Office
6.0 included.
The prize will be given away
September 29th, to celebrate the
first year in operation.
For tickets or additional infor-
mation, call Elder Ulyssee or Sister
Jenatta Best at 227-9881.


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 Pro ided for at 11:00




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 trustee in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725



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S"THE EXCITING


102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students
Sunday School ............... 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .. .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ................. 6:00 pm
Evening Worship .............. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ... ... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49.am ET
PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, 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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Discover God's Love! "
Everyone welcome

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


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


The celebration will include
music, singing, candle lighting and
selected readings. Family members
and friends are encouraged to
bring a photo of their loved one to
the Covenant Hospice office by
Sept. 26th. The photos will be dis-
played in a special collage at the
ceremony. Following the ceremony,
a reception with refreshments will

Music Evangelist
at Highland View
Baptist Church
Louis Kathman, Christian
songwriter and recording artist,
will be performing at the Highland
View Baptist Church Sunday
evening, September 28th, at 7:00
p.m.
Mr. Kathman brings the word
of God through testimony and
music in a powerful message.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The church is located at 310 Ling
Street, Highland View.

Naomi & the
Segos In Concert
Legendary gospel singing
group, Naomi & The Segos, will be
performing Thursday evening,
September 25th, at 7:00 p.m. at
the Highland View Baptist Church.
Naomi & The Segos remain one
of the country's most popular
gospel groups, bringing the word of
God through praise with their
extraordinary musical talent.
.Everyone in the community is
invited to attend this evening of
praise and worship. There is no
admission fee to attend. The
thtrch is located at 310 -ing
Street, Highland \'ie,w.


be held at the Trinity Center, adja-
cent to the church.
If you would like more infor-
mation, please call Denise
Montford at 785-3040.
Covenant Hospice is located at
107 W. 19th St. in Panama City.

Beach Baptist
Dinner Menu
The menu for the Wednesday
night supper, October 1st, will be
Coney Island dogs with all the fix-
ins, baked beans, slaw, dessert
and tea.
Beach Baptist Chapel is locat-
ed at 311 Columbus Street, St. Joe
Beach. To go orders may be called
in at 647-5026.


Romeo Is Looking for Love


Currently available for adop-
tion at' the Humane Society are
Romeo, a small terrier male puppy
(pictured); Bingo, a small male dog
with white and black spots, already
neutered; Lightning, a nice grown
walker hound; Cindi, a tabby kitty
8 weeks old; Stumpy, a boston bull
terrier mix puppy.; Turbo, a beau-
tiful eleven month old male mix;
Dominique, a white male lab,
already neutered with shots,


FREE; Jetson, a reddish brown
semi-longhaired male.
Homer, a nice creme colored
lab male; 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, org.


Caregiver Forum Set for October 8th


The State of Florida
Department of Elder Affairs and
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida announce the 3rd annual
Northwest Florida Caregiver
Forum, Wednesday, October 8th.
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the
Bay Point Marriott, 4200 Marriott
Drive, Panama City Beach.
The purpose of this forum is to
provide a day of pampering, educa-
tion, and entertainment to those
caring for individuals who are no
longer able to fully care for them-
selves those with megrfory
impairments; chronic, long-term
illnesses; facing end-of-life; and
frail elders. Partner organizations
include Bay County Council on
Aging, Calhoun County Senior'
Citizens Association, Gulf County
Senior Citizens Association,
Holmes County Council on Aging.
ackson..Coanty Senior CitAz-


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


4 .$ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

, ^r g *508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
us Sixteenth Street/
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time ... .10:45 a.m. o
Adult School ......... .11 a.m. Z
eSunday School
*Young Children /I

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron Highway 71/Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd.


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

pig4lranb Si ln aptiist (Q1urcl
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 :.1 :45a.m.
119:45 a.m.
S' r 11 i ".:i v ;" [' 11:00 aimo .
NO FRILL51 NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS Even"in Service 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GO D-D CHURCH HIS WAY! Distiplesdp Trayii 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


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


10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Di r,ru. of Touth Ministries
7:30 p.m. Heather Smith
Director of Children's Ministries
7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
Director of Music


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


Organization, and Washington
County Council on Aging.
There will be workshops and
an exhibit hall focusing on issues
such as end-of-life decisions,
advanced directives, financial plan-
ning, community resource, and
therapies to help with patients
declining functioning.
This event is free to caregivers


and includes a catered lunch. The
Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida, Inc. offers sponsorship for
the cost of respite care and travel
in many cases. Interested individu-
als should contact the Elder
Helpline at (866) 467-4624 or your
local council on aging. Due to lim-
ited space pre-registration is
encouraged for this event.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches

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



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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


Port Sf. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalochicola ... .. Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
S Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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

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

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


First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach,,FL 32410
SSunday Worship Services:
Traditional ................. ...... ............... 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:
Sunday School
Worship
Small Groups
Wednesday
Night


9:00
10:00
6:00

7:00


For more
information:
227-1180
www.graceeagles. org


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i': News Column Faith
Christian School


Alan and Kim Barclay and their
children were at Faith Christian
School this past Monday for a
chapel program. They are mission-
aries in Mexico and are currently
on furlough here in the states.
Reverend Barclay shared stories
and details of their ministry among
the Mexican people and much
about the area in which they work.
He opened the students' eyes to the
needs of that country and the
blessing of America. We will contin-
ue to support their work and to


September 18, 2003
By Alex Flanagan
Last week was full of fun activ-
ities and a bunch of sports. The
most fun of all the activities was
the eighth grade field trip to the
Challenger Space Center. in
Tallahassee. Also the football team
played Roulac.
Sports Stuff: On September
9th, the middle school Sharks
played Roulac in two games. The
first game the Sharks lost, but the
second game was won 6-0. The
Lady Sharks volleyball team also
played on the 9th, and won that
game. On the 10th, the volleyball
team added another win to their
record. Please support all the
PSJMS sports. Volleyball plays at
home again on September 24th, at
5:00 p.m. ET.
School Stuff: Last week was
packed with exciting stuff in
school. One of them was dreaded
by all students, their first progress
reports, which turned out alright.
Also, the eighth graders had a lot of
fun on the trip to the Challenger
Space Center. They got to get in a
simulator, watch an IMAX movie,
and visit a planetarium.
: "Oir' ,*chcol' Par','ntl-T'each'r-
Student-Oraruzation -IPTSOI1 ill
have their orgahnYfliiZnal meeting
on September 25th, at 5:30 p.m. in
the media center. Come out, par-
ents, and get involved in your
child's school. We need you!
The .peacebuilder of the week
was Kendall Hogan. That's all for
now, check in(next week for more
information.
September 25, 2003
By Alex Flanagan
Welcome back to another issue
of the PSJMS news article. Last
week was full of interesting activi-
ties. There were many sports
events like the Shark-Wewa game;,
last Tue-dav. Also, this;Friday, the
boys' read-in will be occurring.

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pray for them.
The Christmas card and gift
sales program will end today,
September 25th. We again thank
all those who were a part of it -
those who sold and those who pur-
chased. The two leading salesmen
at the time of this writing are Elijah
Quaranta and Brian Pitts.
The end of our first nine week
period is October 8th. Remind your
children so they can put in a little
extra effort before report cards


Sports Events: Last week the
Middle School Sharks triumphed'
over the Wewa Gators 12-6. With.
less than a minute left in the game,
the Sharks completed a miracu-
lous pass play for the winning
touchdown.
School Stuff: The Peacebuilder
of the week was 8th grader,
Meagan Langley. Also, more male
chaperones are needed for the
boys' read-in on September 26th.
Dads, please call Donna Thompson
at 227-3211 if you can do a shift
on Friday evening.
The PSJMS PTSO will have
their organizational meeting for the
03-04 school year at 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday, September 25th. The
meeting will take place in the
school media center. A member-
ship drive is underway through
October 3rd. The AA group with the


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come out.
Students and teachers will
have a fall break this year from
October 13 17th. Some of our
teachers will be going to a ladies
retreat October 17 19th, at the
Epworth by-the-Sea Methodist
Center on St. Simons Island,
Georgia. The retreat is open to
women of all denominations by the
Winning Women for Christ, Inc. of
Florida. For additional information,
please call the office at 229-6707.
Faith Christian School joined
students around the country last
week in prayer at the "See You at
the Pole" gathering. Students par-
ticipating in scripturreading were
Zach Taylor, Lauren Wells, Trevor
Burch, and Jennifer Johnson.
Chris Robershaw and Rev. Wayde
Hunt led the student body, par-
ents, and staff in prayer for our
country, our churches, our


largest percentage of members will
win a pizza party the Week of
October 6th. Flyers were sent.home
by students recently. They includ-
ed membership forms and a PTSO
calendar of events. Be an active
part of your child's school. Join
today!
This will be my last article for
the school and I will be passing
this job on to Kristanna Gilbert. So
long for now, and check in next
week for more information on
what's ,happening in the school
system.


PSJ High School

Sets Homecoming
The 2003 Port St. Joe High
School Homecoming Parade will
take place on Friday, October 24th.
The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m.
EST and all floats, cars, and
marching units should be in place
by 2:45 p.m. Anyone who wishes to
participate in the parade, should
contact Wayne Taylor at the Port
St. Joe High School, telephone
number 229-6177.


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Wewa High

Announces Plans

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


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"The Taming of The Shrew" at Gulf


Coast Community College in October


Gulf Coast Community College
Theatre will present William
Shakespeare's comedy, "The
Taming of the Shrew" in the Amelia
Center Theatre October 10, 11, 12,
17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. Friday
and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on
Sunday.
The play is about Katherine, a
headstrong young woman who no
one wants to marry, and Petruchio,
the young man who attempts to
"tame" her. The story includes
Katherine's sister, Bianca, and
their wealthy father Baptista. In
addition, the play features a young
student named Lucentio, who is in


Herman G.

"Mac" Arndt
Herman G. "Mac" Arndt, 76,
passed away September 19th, at
his home in Mexico Beach. A native
of Monticello, Mr. Arndt traveled
extensively before he settled in
Wheatridge, Colorado where he
lived for almost 40 years. In 1999,
he moved back to Florida to reside
in Mexico Beach where he greatly
enriched the lives of all he knew.
An accountant, accomplished
pianist, and WW II veteran, Mr.
Arndt was a man of many talents.


love with Bianca, as well as an
array of suitors, comical servants
and other characters. The usual
Shakespearean devices of mistaken
identities and concealed plots serve
to create humorous situations.
The character of Katherine will
be played by Leah Jensen-Rader
and Petruchio will be portrayed by
Chuck Clay. Other principal char-
acters are Joshua Watford as
Lucentio, Eva Godbey as Bianca,
Tristan McGee as Gremio, Mat
Birmingham as Tranio and
Alexander Mrazek as Hortensio.
The theatrical production will
be directed by Rosemarie O'Bourke


He is survived by his nieces,
Carol Cathey of Mexico Beach, and
Gayle Goff of Potmac, Maryland,
adopted niece Kathy Reed -of
Arvada, Colorado; and six grand
nieces and nephews.
The memorial service was
Sunday, September 21st in the
chapel of Southerland Family
Funeral Home in Port St. Joe.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Covenant Hospice,
1107 W. 19th Street, Panama City,
FL 32405. Graveside services will
be held at a later date in the Crown
Hill Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.


Thank You from Flowers Family


We would like to sincerely
thank our friends and relatives for
the outpouring of support during
the illness and death of our father
and grandfather, Luther Flowers.
We appreciate all the prayers, vis-
its, cards, food, flowers and memo-
rial donations. You can never suffi-
ciently express gratitude for the
love shown to you when suffering
such a loss, but please know we
thank you all from the depths of
our hearts.


We would also like to acknowl-
edge our love and appreciation to
daddy's caretakers: Myrtle
Jackson, Bernice Fortner, Louella
Pickron, and our dear and special
Dr. Barnes. We could have never
fulfilled daddy's wishes of staying
at his home if it were not for these
wonderful,people.
May God bless you for your
acts of kindness!
Thank you,
The Luther L. Flowers family


Henderson Family Says Thanks


,. Ter:family of L.Z. Henderson
would like to express their heartfelt
appreciation to everyone who was-
there for us in our time of grief.
Special thanks to Sister and
Brother Dave Fernandez, and
Brother Brent Vickers for their
daily prayers and visits; to the staff
of Gulf Pines Hospital for their
wonderful care of our father; Dr.
Ivers, Wayne Blevins;, and to all of
our friends who visited, sent flow-


ers, cards, prayers, and food. 0gr
love and encouraging words meant
so much to us.
Our father and grandfather will
truly be missed. His love went far
beyond his family.
The angels truly rejoiced in
taking him home.
H.B. Henderson, Mary Ellen
Levins, grandchildren and great-
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with sets and light design by
Carmen Gomez. The play is recom-
mended for high school age stu-
dents and adults.
Tickets are available in


advance in the Gulf Coast
Community College bookstore. The
remaining tickets will be sold at the
door. For additional information,
call 872-3886.


Gulf County School District is Offering

Computer Skills Program For Public
The Gulf County School training.
District is currently offering a Computer lab access and indi-
training workshop to assist the vidualized hands-on training is
public in becoming more computer provided on a flexible schedule,
literate. The program is staffed by full time
This program is designed for employees of the school system
individuals who are interested in and will provide expertise in com-
learning computer skills for per- puter software and basic hardware
sonal or business opportunities, skills. Instruction will include such
parents who wish to assist or relate recognized software as Windows,
to their children by doing comput- Microsoft Word, Excel, and the
er activities with them, or parents internet. Employers are encour-
who wish to volunteer at a school aged to have their employees
and participate in other school enroll.
activities such as PTO, etc.; The program is offered through
Participants who have school age, the Gulf County Adult School in
children or grandchildren are Port St. Joe or Wewahitchka and is
encouraged to involve them in the free to the public. Services are pro-
vided Monday through Friday from
Info Sought on 8:00 to 3:00 and Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at designated
L al WWII Vets lab locations.
Local W W II Vets lb or more information, call the
-A ,F Gulf County Adult School at 227-


Students ana faculty at Brown
Elementary School in Eastpoint are
seeking information on two World
War II veterans from the Panhandle
area who died during the war.
Patty Creamer, media special-
ist, said the two men, Pfc. Artis
Holle and TEC-5 Ned Love, are the
only remaining casualties from the
region who she has been unable to
get background information on.
Creamer is assembling infor-
mation on the many Franklin
County soldiers who died during
the war for use in a Veterans' Day
program at the school Nov. 10th.
According to Creamer, Hollie
served in the 339th Infantry
Regiment, 85th Infantry Division,
and died August 30, 1944. He is
buried in the Florence American
cemetery in Italy. She said the only
information she has on Love is that
he is listed s a non-battle fatality.
If you have any further infor-
mal-on on either of these two men,
please call Creamer at Brott-n
Elementary School at (850) 670-
8458.


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By: Felicia Travis
Warning: There is a bug going
around, so be careful not to catch
it and get sick. Unfortunately, I
wasn't lucky enough and I'm feel-
ing quite sick right now.
Although there has only been
about a month and a half of
school, senior year has been quite
eventful. Between school and
work, not or4y does my sleep suf-
fer, but also my paycheck. Don't
worry seniors; it's all worth it
because as soon as it's over, we
can enter the Real World as pre-
mature adults! Yippy for freedom
and independence!
Seniors, don't forget that your
$80 down payment for announce-
ments is due as soon as possible.
Friday was one of the deadlines,
hopefully not the last and only, so
hurry! I hope all the seniors
enjoyed their portrait proofs, I did.
The new date to make an order will
be October 9th from 11:00 1:00
or 5:00 6:30 p.m. in the student
activity room.
The Monument staff is holding
a contest for students who are
interested in designing a cover for
the 2004 yearbook. The theme of
this year's book is "A Wave of
Change". The student who wins


the contest will receive a free 2004
Monument yearbook. So, draw
away! The deadline has been
extended to pre-order the 2004
Monument yearbook and to place
class photograph orders. Friday,
September 26th is the final date to
get your orders in.
Congratulations to this year's
football team on a victorious begin-
ning, but you can't win 'em all,
now can you? I honestly wish I
could've been there to cheer you
on. Good. luck and go St. Joe
Sharks!
Lastly, I want to send out my
sincerest apologies to everyone in
Wewa and St. Joe who knew any of
the people killed in the recent car
wrecks. Never forget to tell some-
one how much you care about him
or her because it might be your
only chance.
Well, I am quite exhausted and
overwhelmed by this entry so I will
leave you with some words of wis-
dom. Don't procrastinate because
it leads to be overwhelming. Be
sure to rest up because the early
bird gets the worm and you don't
want to go hungry, now do you?
Also, be yourself, be happy, and
don't let anyone get you down. Now
go have fun and be safe, goodbye.


"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
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S. elementary
School


By Lori Price
Note: This is one in a series of
articles written by sixth grade stu-
dents introducing faculty new to
our campus.
By: Nicki Davis


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 Page 9B











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Location: Rear of Family Dollar Store 510 Cecil G. Costin Sr. BLVD
(Enter from alley door)
For Service: Go to Piggly Wiggly Service Counter at Port City Shopping Center
or call 850-229-8398 or 227-1292 Ext. 100
Ask for manager in charge of service counter


Unit
Size
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7x9
8x10
8x12
8 x 20


Wewahitchka Elementary
School is proud to welcome Cindy
Weeks to the school. She is a very
independent person and enjoys
teaching.
Ms. Weeks is 34 years old and
has been married for 17 years to
Philip Weeks. She has four chil-
dren: Michael (15), Kelly (1"3),
Britney (10), and Isaiah (4). Ms.
Weeks was raised in Blountstown.
Her favorite hobbies are scrap-
booking and shopping.
Ms. Weeks attended Gulf
Coast Community Collegeearning
a CDA in May 2002. Ms. Weeks
graduated the next year with an
Associate's Degree in Child
Development.
Ms. Weeks is presently a one-
on-one aide to a child in a wheel-
chair. She is trying hard to make
the student's school experience a
positive one.
Ms. Weeks' goals for this year
are to return to school for a degree
in education and to help her stu-
dent become mrre independixt rrm-


Monthly Tax
Rent
$ 79,00 $ 5.14,
$ 89.00 $ 5.79
$ 98.00 $ 6.37
$100.00 $ 6.50
$110.00 $10.40


Total

$' 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


Unit
SSize
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10 x 20
12x16
11 x18


Monthly Tax
Rent
$ 93.00 $ 6.05
$174.00 $11.31
$167.00 $10.86
$172.00 $11.18


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Zaccaro; 2nd grade, Tyler McGuffin (not available for picture)


PORT ST JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DOLPHIN NEWS
After school tutoring for
grades 3-5 is available on
Tuesday and Thursdays from
2:10-3:15 in the CCC Lab. For
more information, contact Minnie
Likely at 229-1624.
Progress reports for this grad-
ing period will be sent home on
Friday, October 10. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, please call 227-1221.
School will not be held
October 13-15 due to Fall Break.
Children should know their
full name, home phone number,
and how to use the telephone.
Post your contact information
where your children will see it:
office phone number, cell phone,
pager, etc.

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AUCTION
Every Fri. 7 p.m. ET in
ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
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Sun. Sept. 28th
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Bedroom, dining, & livin-
groom sets, Unique marble
& wrought iron, gazebo!,
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Sept. 28th 1 pm, preview at
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location 1 mi N of Capital
Circle) Wade Clark Auctions
850-229-9282
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1999 Ford Windstar LX. 5
door, rear air, one owner,
loaded. Must see. $6450.
960-4464. ltc9/25
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE,
4 door, AT, AC, 1 owner, new
condition. Must See! Loaded.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc9/25
2000 Chevy Astro Van,
white, fully equipped, exc.
cond. front and rear air,
radio-CD and cassette. 648-
5774. itp9/25
1995 Pontiac Bonneville. AT,
AC, V6, loaded. Excellent
condition. $2950. 960-4464.
ltc9/25
1995 Ford Ranger XLT. Low
miles, '5` speed, AC, one
owner, new condition. Must
see! $3750. 960-4464.
ltc9/25
1998 Passat GLS, 4cyl,
Turbo, 6 disc changer, a/c,
cruise, 91k mi. $6,500 obo.
Call 647-3250. 4tp9/18
1998 Honda Civic. 5 speed,
AC, 2 door, low miles. $3250
960-4464. ltc9/25
2001 Ford Escort. 4 door, AT,
AC, 20,000 one-owner miles,
garaged, new condition.
Absolutely perfect! $5950.
960-4464. ltc9/25
1987 GMC 4x4, underpend-
ing been rebuilt, runs great,
new brakes, everything
works, has body damage,
$1,800 obo. Call 227-1733.
2tp9/18


1991 Ford Taurus, 4door,
runs good, needs transmis-
sion work. Make offer. 229-
5269. 2tp9/18
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage LS.
One owner, 60,000 miles,
AC, 5 speed, 2 door. Newl
Must seel $4750. 960-4464.
ltc9/25
1987 Ford Econoline 3/4
turn, heavy duty work van
350 V8, AT, 15,000 Ib tote
pkg. Runs great. $1,500.
850-648-6912 or. 850-838-
1627. Itp9/25
1994 Ford Ranger XLT
Extended Cab. AT, AC, V6,
one owner. New condition,
must seel $3450. 960-4464.
ltc9/25
1987 Nissan Kingcab pickup.
Very good condition. 1 owner,
low mileage. $2,000 obo.
Phone 647-2570. 2tp9/18
2000 Toyota Solara SLE. V6,
AT, AC, Sunroof, Leather.
Loaded! One owner, 50,000
miles. $14,400. 960-4464.
ltc9/25
1997 Mercury Grand
Marquis. AT, AC, Loaded, low
miles, excellent condition.
$4250. 960-4464. ltc9/25
1997 Toyota T-100, extended
cab, loaded, less than 60k
mi. Dark Blue w/tool box.
Excellent shape ... Garage
kept. $14,000 647-2570.
2tp9/18
2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage: Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17






14 ft. fiberglass boat, swivel
seats on insulated boxes,
good river boat. Water ready
$350. 648-6670 nights.
2tp9./25
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12





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


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Family

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Cottage-style apt: 1BR/lBA,
great location, 1620
Monument Ave. PSJ. 706-
965-2445 or mobile 423-
718-5355. ltp9/25
MEXICO BEACH Year old
house on the canal with cov-
ered boat slip, 6 minutes
from gulf fishing, walking
distance to beach. Two bed-
rooms, two & half baths,
fully furnished, all appli-
ances, cable TV. Available-for
long term rentals begfNl ttg'11
Dec.' 1.' 6'br ni6e'mo: $995
monthly. Call 850-229-7799.
2tc9/25
Beachside 1BR/1BA unfurn.
apt. includes washer/dryer.
$450 mo. plus deposit648-
5476. 2tc9/25
For rent 14' wide 2BR/1BA
unfurn. trailer, located on St.
Joe Beach. 647-5361.
tfc9/25
3BR/2.5 BA house north
side C30, furnished,
screened porch, workshop,
gulfview. $1,400/mo plus,
utilities and deposit. Call
927-3097. tfc9/18
2Br/ Ba apt. long term all
new inside. $550 per mo.
first, last, and sec. dep. 606
Woodward, PSJ. Call 647-
2570. 2tp9/18


For rent: 2 BR/ 1 BA mobile
home. Close to schools. Call
227-1639. 2tp9/18
Nice 2BR/1BA mobile home
very clean, furnished with
W/D. Beacon Hill $500 mo
plus dep. 647-3834. tfc8/14
Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and' unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
2tp9/11
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3
Apartment for rent. Call
Kenney 227-7241 or Phil
227-2112. tfc7/17
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6/5
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
e New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-677 after 7 PM. tree/5






Unfinished Furniture @
.. REEVES
Furnitre '& Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 22M9374

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 349, $200. Computer and
peripherals, scanner, cd
burner, internet ready, $200.
Call 229-8918 ltp9/18
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7


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





Creekwater
Crafts & Collectibles
Indoor Flea Market
Open Saturdays 8am 4pm
253 Charles Ave. White City

Huge yard sale, Sat. 27th
and Sun. 28th 9-3. We are
remodeling, furniture, some
antiques, paintings, washer,
household items, books,
clothes, lots of used bricks,
1988 Buick. 401 Ponderosa
Pine Rd. Near PSJ Airport.
Will be sign at junction C30
and 98. ltp9/25
Yard Sale Moving.
Furniture odds and ends.
Everything priced to sell. Sat.
Sept 27. 9am ET 201. 8th St.
Mexico Beach. Calls before
sale accepted. 648-4524. ,~~o,
Yard Sale Sat. Sept 27 8-12.
Baby stuff, toys, household
items, rugs, puppies, bikes,
decorative, and more. 523
4th St. ltp9/25
Garage Sale'223 Kim Cove
Mexico Beach. (turn down
19th) 8-1 ET. Clothes, din-
ingroom set, NordicTrak,
kitchen items, and books.
ltp9/25






Ther Gulf County Sheriffs
office is curr,-ntly taking
applications for Corrections
Officers. Certification is not
necessary but preferred.
Please call Lt. Tim Hightower
or Sgt. Evette Farmer, 850-
227-1115 Monday Friday
9:00 am till 5:00 pm.
2tc9/25
St. Joseph Bay Country
Club has opening for retired
person or teen as cart per-
sonnel. Applications can be
placed with Cal Pettie
between 9am-3:30 pm at 700
Country Club Road M-F.
2tc9/25
Wanted Plumbers and
Number's helpers for grow-
ing company. Excellent pay
for experienced and depend-
able person. Contact
Emerald Coast Plumbing.
639-5227. 2tp9/25


VOCATIONAL INSTRUC-
TOR m-F/C
Position #70032212
GULF CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION
The Florida Department of
Corrections is accepting
applications for a Vocational
Instructor III-F/C at Gulf
Correctional Institution,
Wewahitchka, Florida. Area
of instruction is heating and
air conditioning. Prefer appli-
cants with experience in
repair of heating, air ventila-
tion, freezers, etc. This is not
a classroom setting. Requires
working with inmate labor.
This is a Career Service posi-
tion with.full state benefits.
Applicants must possess at
least a high school diploma
or G.E.D., and have at least
three years work experience
in the trade field applying for.
Qualified applicants should
submit a State of Florida
employment application with
above position number no
later than Friday, September
26, 2003 at 4:00 PM CST to:
Department of Corrections
Region I Administrative
Center, 2980 State
Correctional Road,
Marianna, Florida 32448, or
apply by internet at
www.MyFlorida.com. If you
have any questions, please
call Toll Free @ 1-877-545-
6910. ltp9/25
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Title: INTERVIEWING
CLERK
Position Number: 086406
Closing Date: 10/08/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$15,785.00 to $39,462.50
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324650000
Phone: (850) 227-1276, x
131
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/.::
Affirmative Action Employer.
Special Notes: FINGER-
PRINTING & EMERGENCY
DUTIES REQUIRED. POSI-
TION BASED IN PORT ST.
JOE. EXPERIENCE MULTI-
TASKING IN FAST PACED
MEDICAL CLINIC NEEDED..
ANNUAL SALARY AT ,BASE
OF PAY RANGE.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position.
You may submit a hard copy
of your application to the
address indicated in the
announcement. 2tc9/25
Lawn maintenance work.
Must have own transporta-
tion. Experience a plus, but
will train. Please call 229-
2706. 2tc9/25

CALL 227.1278 TO PLACE
YOUR AD IN THE STARI!


Applications are now being
accepted for full-time experi-
enced medical billing
account representative.
Qualified applicants must
have good communication
and computer skills, be orga-
nized, multi-tasked and have
understanding of medical
insurance and medical ter-
minology. Send resume to
402 Reid Avenue, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456 or fax to (850)
229-8873. 2tc9/25
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. Job reference # 23-2.
Positions offers excellent
benefits package. EOE. Send
Resume to:
Component Director
311 Williams Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 2tc9725
Taking applications for
dishwasher. Apply in person
at Linda's Restaurant. 203 E
4th St. 2tc9/18
Taking applications for
warehouse position. Apply in
person at Carpet Country.
tfc9/11
Liberty National Life is
expanding its operation and.
is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill insur-
ance sales and service posi-
tions. Average Earnings first
year are approximately
$38,000. Fringe benefits
package includes two retire-
ment funds, health ,insur-
ance; paid vacation, conven-
tion trips, (Based on sales
production) and more. No
experience necessary. On-
the-job-training provided-
and includes. 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
Small engine mechanic/
service man. apply in person.
St. Joe Rent All 706 1st
Street. Port St..Joe.. tfc6/5
Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.
tfc9/4
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5


Driver wanted. Must be
experienced Boom Truck
operator. Apply ,in person to
Bayside Lumber & Building
Supply. 516 First St. Port St.
Joe. tfc9/11
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
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 tfc9/11
REPORTER POSITION The
Star and Apalachicola/
Carrabelle Times newspa-
pers are seeking a reporter to
cover .sports and miscella-
neous community journal-
ism in the two communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this 'position should
send a resume and samples
of their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe FL.
32457. tfc7/3
Established real estate
office has openings in the
Rental Dept. Requires com-
puter and public relation
skills and. some weekend-
duty. Fax resumes to 648-
5779 or call for an interview
at 648-5777. Parker Realty of
Mexico Beach, Inc. tfc8/7
ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problem! Short
term training now available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624..
S .., ..;, 4tc9/4
Graphics/Composition
Seeking person with skills in
Quark and PhotoShop. Need
good language skills and
experience in newspaper pro-
duction and/or commercial
print design (benefits). Send
resume to the Star
Publishing Co.,?.O. Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457.
tfc6/5






Lost 1 chain and 1 cable
comrn-a-long possibly on
Garrison Avenue, 1st street,
or Cecil Costin Blvd. on
Saturday. Please call Buddy
at 227-1552 or 229-6370.
ltc9/25


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814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours








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850-227-1671


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


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

Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
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Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
850-227-9414
Fax 229-6041


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325 Long Avenue
227-1812
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* Above Ground Pools Starting at $995 Free Water Testing
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 2003 PAGE 11B


Casting call for actors all
ages. Want to be in a show or
take classes? Call 227-6617.
ltp9/25

Complete baker equipment
for sale. Like Newl 850-639-
9100. 2tp9/25

29' Presidential Camp.
$3,000 Trans. for 454 $400.
227-3865 or 527-6596.
ltp9/25

64 ft x 64 ft., six foot chain
link fence 1 single & 1 double
gate, you disassemble -
$700; 16 foot Skip Jack, 70
evinrude, power tilt & trim,
trailer $2000 call after 5:00
or leave message- 850-229-
6412. ltp9/25

2000 Rockwood Premier Pop-
Up camper. Exc. cond.
$5,0,00 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

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

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







We 'do FHA, Conventional,
and' Ship program mobile
homes and modular land
home programs. Interest
rates as low as 5%. Down
payments as low as $0 down.
Fair credit scores approv-
able. Call Vance 763,4266.
Itc9/18

New 16x80 3BR/2BA.
Payments as low as $350 per
mo. Call Vance 763-4266.
ltc9/18

2 RSAly to Move in Land
Home Packages starting-at
$471 per mo. as well as sev-
eral under construction nowl
Low down payment, low
interest rates. Call Vance
763-4266. ltc9/18

~sw kw"' Sa7w 4 In Sfe St


Several used and Repo
mobile homes 14,16 and
doublewides. Call Vance
763-4266. ltc9/18







2 adjoining lots 70' x 225' ea.
on Dead Lakes, $15,000 ea.
Owner financing. $1,000
dwn ea. 20 yrs. 10% $135.10
mo. ea. 850-832-0949. 6t9/25

1610 Palm Blvd. Brick, 2400
sF., 4Br/3Ba, office/study,
detached garage/shop.' 2
lots. Appt only. 229-1669.

Beacon Hill 3BR/2BA mobile
home. Needs work $75,000.
Pelican Walk Real Estate.
850-648-4995. 2tc9/25-

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. :2te9/18

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 850-639-5328
ask for Sherry. 4tp9/25

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

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 fliors,
walls, windows, 3 bedroom,:
1 bath,. asking $25,000.
Owner has quotes for moving
house. Call 227-1388. lc6/5

2001 Calif. style home 1.0'
ceilings, large" nndow\s.
Italian tile floors, fire place,
two hot tub, fenced in back-
yard w/-screen porch 3 BR/
2BA arid garage. Too many
extras to list must see. Price
$288,420. For more info call
647-6110. 2tp9/18l

HOUSE FOR- SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
.TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance, to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfi6/5.


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Lot for sale, 50'x150'. 209
Oleander St. Mexico Beach.
706-464-1670. Second tier,
great ocean view. 4tp9/18






Would you like someone as a
housekeeper? I love to cook,
will take you shopping, to the
doctor, visiting or any
errands you have or like to
do. Call and leave message
and phone no. 647-6320.
2tp9/25

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

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






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
COURT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND.FOR GULF COUNTY
IN RE:
The Estate of ALINE L. STEVENS,
Decedent
CASE NO: 03-53
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of-
ALINE L. STEVENS, File No. 03-53, is
pending in the" Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.,.The name and
address of the Personal Representative
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
jir *. *l I i ris, r:
,:,1l ir rir'i puw,.:iun :,n r:1 i N-nir .:.u: ..
Lhib -'l di : n er ir da : .:,r :..r.i-- _,
*:.I a -.:, '" Lf-.t r -u.. xw, j ri.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
Persons having claims or demands
a.eair, i Decedent's Estate on whom a
.:.. this Notice is served within'
'three (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice must file
their claims with this Court within the
latter of three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice or -
'thirty (30) days after the date of service
of a copy of this Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and per-
: '. r t -:,' Ir :l l' i r .ji .ri... i,-.

1-:0 rll4. A-" :l' rl- *- *:*' If". 'i:l puL.
location of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS. AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of he first publication of this
Notice is September 11, 2003. "
,. Charles; J:rStevensiJr. ;- .'.i..i
Personal Representative:. i
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 NOnICE
October .1, 2003 new office hours for
the Wewahitchka Tax Collectors Office
located In the Wewahltchka
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
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 testate estate pur-
suant to decedent's Will dated July 22,
2002, is pending in the Circuit Court
forn 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 to
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 or jurisdiction 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 ofAdministration 9/18/03.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211 '
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
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-qualifed 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 Lmay pick up the packets
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 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-qualification of interested
bidders. I \
Completed pre-qualifcatlof 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. Costin, 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 BoLr...J .--_ .: : i -l. i-i,.[., [i ;,-'
anyanj ncd -i pii:,d.,:. d : .,.,,i .1
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:


i, i c -.1, Iri,tii C i.Lrcrci.-Ji .
GULF COUNTY LAND DEVEL-
OPMENT REGULATION ORDI-
NANCE NUMBERS 93-01 AND
96-01, DESIGNATING CER-
TAIN ADDITIONAL VESTING
CRITERIA FOR LAND DENSI-,
TY WITHIN GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTI-
CLE 2.06.00-OF THE GULF
COUNTY UNIFIED LAND
DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
TIONS TO PROVIDE FOR
ADDITIONAL DENSITY VEST-
ING CRITERIA, PROVIDING
FOR ENFORCEMENT, PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
C,.'TC i-h':,.:. |..II. i-,-F, SEV-
El,.'BIt. I
*Complete Ordinance on file in
the Clerk's Office'.
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner's 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 03-55 PR
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of .
MILDRED A. LEGRONE,
deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
MILDRED A. LEGRONE, deceased, File.
Number 03-55 PR an intestate estate;
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 sole heir and
beneficiary of decedent and her attor-
ney are set forth below.
All interested, persons are required to
file WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF THE FIRST SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, any
objections 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 Administratiod 9/25/03.
/S/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida. 32457
(850) 229-8211
ATTORNEY EMILY ROCHE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ EMILY ROCHE
P.O. Box 896
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
SOLE HEIR AND BENEFICIARY OF
DECEDENT
Publish Sept. 25 & Oct. 2, 2003
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE Is hereby given that pursuant
to a Writ of Execdtion issued in County
Court, 4 Gulf County, Florida, on the
26th day of August, 2003 in the cause
where in Southern Electric Supply,
Co. 'was plaintiff and John R. Stomp
D/B/A J.R.'s Electric Co., was defen-
dant, being Case No. 03-66CC; in said
Court, I. Frank McKeithen as Sheriff
of Gulf, County, Florida, have levied'
.upon all the right, title, and interest of
the defendant John R. Stomp D/B/A
JR's Electric Co. in and to the follow-
ing described personal property; to wit:
One (1) 1979 Aqua Glastron
17' fiberglass boat, identifl-
cation .- .. ,.number
.GLA99159M79F., vessel reg.:,r,:
,isuatlon number FL063LV.
with outboard motor and
trailer.
.1' shall offer this.property for sale, at
Gulf County Courthouse, front steps,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,' Port
St. Joe, Florida, County of Gulf, State
of Florida, October 31, 2003 at the
hour of 10:00 A.M., Eastern Daylight
Time, or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble. I will' offer for sale all the said
defendant's, John R. Stomp D/B/A
J.R.'s Electric Co., right, title and,


ir..',.i. iu, I .l' l'. : 1 personal Fr. p
erty, at public auction and will sell the
same, subject to taxes, all prior liens,
encumbrances and Judgements, if any
to the highest and best bidder for
CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be
applied as' far as may be to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above described execution.
/s/ Frank McKeithen
As Sheriff
Publish Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, & 16.:



MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


JULY 21, 2003 CONTINUED
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT / LEASES
Charlie Westdn, of the BAdget
Review Committee, discussed the
County's plan to consolidate var-
ious loans, a nd the need for a
capital equipment budget. ,
MILLAGE RATE
Clerk Birmingham reported that
the millage rate for the current,
year is 6.5286, and the proposed
Smillage rate for next fiscal year
was 6.4033 at the beginning of
this meeting,
TENTATIVE BUDGET FIGURES
& ANALYSIS' REPORT
Upon motion by Commissioner
STraylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board tentatively approved all
other proposed line item expendi-
tures (not previously discussed).
The meeting did then recess at
6:14 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 6:42
p.m., E.D.T.
'2003-04 PROPOSED BUDGET
Clerk Birmingham reported that,
based on the. changes made
tonight,. the tentative proposed
Smillage rate is 6.5179. He stated
that t1, propo:.zed gwreiratci mill-
age :.ajl i- 6 '3'42 and the aggire
gate rolled-back rate is 5.8825.
He reported 'that the current year
millage rate is 6,5286.
SALARY INCREASES .
Upon. discussion, .Commissioner
Peters m...i .ri,.-,3 '. r-duce; the
County .J,,.-lt. Fr.:.t.au.:-n O!ic:e
.(F&F.F. #72033) and Tourist
Development Office
(T.D.T.F.#27452) budgets to'
reflect only a 3.5%o salary
increase for 2003-04..
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously: .
DEBT CONSOLIDATION /.CAPI-
TAL EQUIPMENT .' ,,
Charge Weston, of the Budget.
Review Committee, further dis-
cussed the. debt consolidation
Plans of the Board, stating that
the Board should also make a list
of equipment needed for next
year. The Board'agreed for the
Road Department, Public Works
Department, and Solid Waste
Department heads to meet with
the Budget Review. C oimirnr to
discuss the list of. equipment,
which will be needed.
There being no further business
and upon motion "by
Commissioner Traylor, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 6:47
p.m.I>, ,T. .,
JJEaijy,'J. BARNES.. CHAIRMAN
A ATEEST- D,',L r,.I3 C BiRMING-
HAM,,Clerk u .
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 22, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session'with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes,' Vice Chairman


Carl \W Fo\., and C':omm.i.ionr.'rs
Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
Traylor and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. .Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan' Kopinsky,
Deputy dlerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Building
Inspector Brad 'Bailey,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Gulf County
E rM S Director Snanie llcGlulln.
Planner Da,.'aid Ricliha-d-:i Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road -, : Department
Superintendent Boboy rKnee
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, 'Work Crew
Superintendent Luthus. Hand,
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent
<6:23 p.m.>, and Deputy Sheriff
Shawn Butler.
Deputy Sheriff Butler called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.,
E.D.T. ,
Planner Richardson opened the
meeting with prayer, and
Chairman Barnes led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the Consent
Agenda, .as follows:
1. Minutes July 2, 2003 -
Special Meeting
- July 8, 2003'- Special Meeting
- July 8, 2003 Regular Meeting
- July 10,. 2003 Special Meeting
- Jily 17, 2003 Workshop
2. Agreement :' Apalachee
Regional Planning Council
(A.R.P.C.) -
Continuity of Operations and
Terrorism Plan Development
($25,000.00 to be paid from
grant funds)
3. Audit Contract Renewal, -T.
Michael Tucker, CPA (Fiscal Years
2002-03; 2003-04 & 2004-05 *
Regular Audit not to exceed
$36,000.00/Grants Audit not to
:exceed SI 3.50i 00u. S H i F'Audit
- not to exceed $3,001) 0l0) .
4. Bid Rejection #0203-24
(Beaches Fire Department
Hardening Project Reject I-C
Contractors Bid of $162,106.00)
5. Budget Amendment -- G.I.S;
Department (Shortfall -
$6,541.00)
6. Court Order Payment to
Vivian Floyd (#02-080-DP '*
$397.39 to be paid from
Account #67070-31000/40000) -
Payment to Attorney Joel
Margules (#02-062-DP
$3,628.70 / #03-001-DP *
$971.20' / (#03 002-DP *
$1,025.39 to be paid from
-Account #67070-31000)
Payment to Attorney- S, Russell
Scholz (#99-007-CJ $566.25 *,
to be paid from Accouni #67070-
310001 .i
7. Fee Schedule -, Gulf County
Health Department -- Dental
Services- Gulf County Health
Department Medical Services
8. Invoice Chatoney
Construction, Inc' Highlind
View Water :Plait Impr.',mrr- n ns
(Bid' i10o2o08 Final Billing *
$2,000.00 /
to be paid from Account #91553-
63000) Harrison. Rivard,
Zimmerman & Bennett C.B.R.A.
Issues (#0306166 $5,250.00 *
to be paid from Account #21111-
31300) Panama Court Reporting
(#942 07-17-03 $279.00 /
#943 07-17-03 $161.06 /
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'945 0- 17-03 9S I.0I 9-46
* 07-14-03 $195.78 / #947 *
07-17-03 $70.00 / #948 07-
17-03 $30.00 / #950 07-17-
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items)
- Preble-Rish, Inc. Five Point
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$4,500.00 to be paid from
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(#62744 $5,000.00 to be paid
from Account #26472-31000) -
Progress Energy Underground
Service & Pad Transformer -
New Gulf County E.O.C.
($8,222.31 to be paid from
Account #21725-62001)
9. Job Building Department
Staff Assistant Resignation
(Sandy Douds) /Request for
Emergency Hiring of
Replacement Building Inspector
- Request to advertise to hire
10. License Amendment/Eglin
Air Force Base (aniend license to'
allow authorized beach driving)
11. Preble-Rish, Inc. Change.
Order #1 GAC Contractors, Inc.
- Integras Therapy & Wellness
Center, Phase II (Bid '#0203-12.*
increase of $1,288.80)
12. Public Hearing Ordinance
Amendment'- L.D.R. Vesting
Criteria
13. Special Projects Payments, as
follows: Dist. 2 Display Sales Co.
- American Flag $79.00-
Dist. 3: Piggly Wiggly- Public
Works Cookout $41.83
Piggly Wiggly Public Works
Cookout $69.75 '
Dist. 4 Heater Meals Plus Meals
for Emergencies $1 50.00
Dist. 5 Piggly Wiggly Public
Works Cookout $41.83, Piggly'
Wiggly Public Works Cookout
S$69 75
i4. financee Req ie4t -Aquatic
Preserve Setback,- (William
Boyette).
P.D.R.B. RECOMMENDATIONS
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold public hearings to consider
the July 15; 2003 recommenda-
tions of the. Planning &
Development Review Board, the
following items were considered:
Upon presentation by County
Anrornei McFarland, and there
beino no publicc icomomen,.
Commissioner Traslor mortoned
to allowprellminaryplat approval
for David Harrell (Parcel
ID# 06268-070R) for:his subdivi-
sion. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
Upon presentation by County
Attorney McFarland, and there
being no, public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to rescind .the
Preliminary Plat of Jubilauon
Phase I (Parcel ID -1062.'-' 001R.
#06288-002R, -#06288-003R,
#06288-004-R,- 'andib 806288"
005R) presented by .Ashwood
Development Company; and
approved by the Board on May
27, 2003. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it,
'passed unanimously.
Upon presentation by County
Attorney McFarland, ard there
being no public comment,
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DPrAG 12 TE STAR. PORT T .JE. FL. THIURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25. 2003


Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow preliminary plat approval
for Ashwood Development
Conipany (Parcel ID# 06288-
001R, #06288-002R, #06288-
003R, #06288-004R. and
#06288-005R) for Jubilation sub-
division. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
Upon presentation by County
Attorney McFarland, and there
being no public comment,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
allow final plat approval for Tom
Gibson and William J. Rish, Jr.
(Parcel ID# 00339-015R and
#00339-025R) for East Bay
Subdivision, contingent upon
stormwater permit completion.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Upon presentation by County
Attorney McFarland of a recom-
mendation for final plat approval
for Richard Parvey (Parcel
ID#03185-003R & #03186-000R)
for The Cottages at Indian
Summer subdivision,. Ralph
Peterson appeared before the
Board to commend the Planning
& Building Department for their
work on this project. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved the final plat
of The Cottages at Indian
Summer.
Upon presentation by County
Attorney McFarland, and there
being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow a 10-foot encroachment
request from Will and Glenda'
McLemore into the road setback
for the interior lots 11-23 of
Mystic Palms subdivision (Parcel
ID#03191-120R), with a posted
speed limit of 15 m.p.h., and to
deny their request for encroach-
ment into the road setback of C.
R. 30B. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve Purchase
Assistance foi Rebecca Bateman,
in the amount of $11,615.00.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
.mously.


Upon recoumnmrndaLlon bj
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve a
Subordination Agreement for Mr.
& Mrs. Foy Johnson/The Bank.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that he has received the
60 down payment (purchase)
assistance applications (7 moder-
ate-income/19 low-income/34 .
very low-income), and the reha-
bilitation applications will be
received until Friday, July 25th
at 5:00 E.T. (has received 22 low-
income and 32 very low-income
so far).
He stated that the Rehabilitation
Assistance drawing has been
changed from July 30th to July
29th at 4:00 p.m., E.T., in the
County Commission Meeting
Room.
VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICE
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that dedication of the
Clifford C. Sims Nursing Home;
has begin scheduled for August
21, 2003 at 10:00 a.m,. C.T., at
the facility on Tram Road in
Springfield, and ,;all
Commissioners have been invit-
ed.
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
thanked the Board for their sup-
port of the Lake City V. A. Medical
Center remaining open as a med-
ical center.
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that he will be at the
Staff Sergeant Clifford C. Sims
Nursing Home tomorrow (July
23rd) to assist in the final prepa-
rations for the dedication ceremo-
ny. Upon inquiry, by
Commissioner Peters, Veterans'
Service Officer Williams reported
that the Florida Director of
Veteran Affairs will send, an invi-
tation to Mrs. Sims.
ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee, Commissioner Traylor
motioned t6 post a notice for a
Truck Driver II position at the
Road Departderqt. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously
(funds are available in the Road
Department budget).
Upon recommendation by Road


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Dp.iufLrt L Su-.eirintenrdenri
Knee, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to. advertise a Mechanic
I position for the Road
Department (the current
Mechanic I employee has been on
medical leave for over a year, and
the funds are in the Road
Department budget to cover this
position). Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
and, after discussion, it passed 4
to 1, with Commissioner Fox vot-
ing no.
Upon recommendation by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to advertise to receive
sealed bids for 2 pickup trucks
and a work van' for the Road
Department (funds are available
in the Road Department budget).
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT
Upon request, by Solid Waste
Director Danford, Commissioner
Peters motioned to allow the
Chairman to execute the 2003-04
Small County Solid Waste Grant
Agreement ($117,647.00).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
-MOSQUITO CONTROL
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Fox, Solid Waste, Director
Danford reported that the
Mosquito Control Department is
spraying 5-7 days each week,
mornings and evenings (2-3
times per week in each communi-
ty). After discussion regarding
negative impact of the weather on
spraying, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to Increase
mosquito spraying throughout
the County (to use a. Road
Department employee, to operate
a tirck, backpack sprayer, etc,).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. The Board further dis-
cussed that citizen' complaints
justify additional spraying.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Fox, Public Works Director
Shearer reported that St. Joe
,Beach was completely clean, and
another line of seaweed came in
last night. He stated that the new
rake is working well, and: the old
rake will soon be repaired and in
use.


i'i2 T,-. l ROLL RiEC.PITL'L-.
TION
Upon discussion by Deputy Clerk
Kopinsky, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the tax roll
additions, deletions and correc-
tions by Tax Collector Jenkins,
and release her from the 2002 tax
roll. Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
NORTH FLORIDA CHILD DEVEL-
OPMENT, INC. / GRANT
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to submit a letter desig-
nating North Florida Child
Development, Inc. as the eligible
local council for the Cities of
Wewahitchka, Port St. Joe, and
Gulf County for the purposes of
applying for;a discretionary grant
under the Early Learning
Opportunities Act (E.L.O.A.)
Program, and to authorize North
Florida Child Development, Inc.
to develop arid submit an appli-
cation to the Administration on
Children, Youth & Families Child
Care Bureau in response to the'
E.L.O.A. Program Announcement
#ACYFPACCB2003-01 (they will
also administer the grant funds).
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed -unani-
mously. Sharon Gaskin, of North
Florida Child Development, Inc.,
thanked the Board for their sup-
port.
EMERGENCY ORDINANCE -
HOUSEBOATS AT BOAT LAND-
INGS .
County Attorney McFarland pre-
sented an emergency ordinance
prohibiting construction, repair
or demolition of houseboats at
Gaskin Park and Land's Landing,,'
stating that many people use
these landings and the houseboat
work can cause physical harm or
danger. After discussion,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to waive the ordinance
notice requirements on this pro-
posed ordinance. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously. County
Attorney McFarland then read
the proposed emergency ordi-
nance- by title. Commissioner
McLemore then motioned to
adopt the following-titled ordi-
nance on an emergency basis.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-


mously.
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-07
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROHIBITING THE CONSTRUC-
TION, REPAIR OR DEMOLITION
OF HOUSEBOATS AT GULF
COUNTY'S GASKIN PARK AND
GULF COUNTY'S LAND'S LAND-
ING ; PROVIDING FOR REGULA-
TION OF HOUSEBOATS 'AT
GASKIN PARK AND LAND'S
LANDING; PROVIDING FOR
EMERGENCY ADOPTION OF
SUCH ORDINANCE; PROVIDING
FOR PENALTIES; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATEa
(COMPLETE ORDINANCE 'ON
FILE WITH THE CLERK),
GULF COUNTY PARKS COMMIT-
TEE
Upon discussion, Chairman
Barnes passed the Chair to Vice
Chairman Fox, and motioned to
appoint the following individuals
to serve on the Gulf County Parks
Committee. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously, Chairman
Fox returned the Chair to
Commissioner Barnes.
Anelia Bush Mark Costin Joe
Davis
Mike Listei Heather Smith Teresa,
Taylor
Paula Pickett B.C.C.
Representative
PUBLIC WORKS / MOSQUITO
CONTROL / SOLID WASTE
EMPLOYEE
On behalf of -the. Board,
Chairman Barnes presented a
plaque to Sandy Hobbs, Staff
Assistant for the Public Works,
Mosquito Control- and Solid
Waste Departments, in apprecia-
tion of 120 years of dedicated
service to Gulf County. '
BUDGET AMENDMENT /
COURTROOM REMODELING
PROJECT
Upon discussion, Commissioner
Peters motioned to amend the
General Fund budget by reducing
Reserve for Contingencies, in the
amount of $18,000.00' for
repairs to be made to the
Courtroom by County Judge
Witten. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion.and, after
discussion, the motion passed
unanimously.
HIGHLAND VIEW BOAT RAMP
PROJECT / BID #0203-21
Upon discussion by
Commissioner Fox that the con-
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River Construction, Inc.) has
failed to begin work on the project
(start date was set for June 23rd),
County Attorney McFarland
reported that he will meet with
Chief Administrator Butler
regarding this matter.
ARTICLE NEWS.HERALD
Commissioner Traylor discussed
an article in the News Herald
regarding a baseball tournament
in Callaway last weekend, reflect-
ing on the excellent sportsman-
ship shown by the Port St. Joe
team and their parents;
RIVER TRAINING MILITARY
Commissioner Traylor reported
- that the City, of Wewabitchka,
Calhoun County, Bay County,
Gadsden County, Franklin
County, Jackson County, Liberty
County, and the Apalachee
Regional Planning Council have
adopted resolutions in support of
military training along the
Apalachicola River.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
the following Special Projects
,Payments:
Dist. 1 W.H.S. J.V. Cheerleaders -
Donation $290.00
Dist. 2 W.H.SJ.V. Cheerleaders -
Donation $290.00
COMPLAINT / SHERIFF'S
OFFICE
Mary Ann Jamerson, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss and incident
which occurred in 2000 for which
the- Sheriffsa Department Was
called. She stated that she has
attempted to .obtain copies of the
statements/complaints received
by the Sheriffs Office regarding
this matter, 'and they have report-
ed that the paperwork is missing:
Upon her 'inquiry,' County
SAttorney McFarland reported that
the Bpard has no jurisdiction
over the Sheriffs Office. He stat-
ed that her complaints should be
filed through the Governor's
Office or the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement,
Upon her discussion regarding
the condition of the cells in the
County Jail, Major Nugent
reported that the women's cell is
air- conditioned due to the size of
the area in relation to the number
of inmates.
RIVER TRAINING MILITARY./
WATER CONTAMINATION .
Marilyn Blackwell, of
Wewahitchka, appeared before
the Board to discuss that .the


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North Florida Water Management
District and the Florida Game &
Freshwater Fish Commission
own the banks of the
Apalachicola River, and the
Board has no jurisdiction to allow'
military training. Commissioner
Traylor stated that the military
can go to the river and train any
time they want to'
ing.at 6:44 p.m., E.T.>
Commissioner Traylor and Ms.
Blackwell further discussed vari-
ous issues which she has
brought before the Board over the
past several years (i.e. soil-and
water contamination, military
training etc.),
BUDGET REVIEW COMMITTEE
Commissioner Peters discussed
the efforts put forth by the
Budget Review Committee in
preparation of the 2003-04 bud-
get process, and requested that
the Commissioners take the
Budget Review Committee niem-
bers to dinner, and pay for it from
their personal funds.
Commissioner Peters then
* motioned to keep the current
Budget Review Committee riem-
Sbers for next fiscal year's budget
process. Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (4-0).
Thire being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, the meet-,
ing did then adjourn at 6:50
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 23, 2003
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of-County
c':mmiisi...nei rimet this date in
'*:ni erie ,,:y i, n ,-dhr, Lh.- f..I-
I:,.ri mrrmt:..r present:
ihiirnir- .ien-rr' Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl, W. Fox,; and
Commissioners Carmen.. L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor <4:51
p.m.>, and Nathan Peters, Jr.,
OC-I h-r present were:. Clerk
Douglas C. Birmingham, Deputy
ClcrKi Trv..in K.,pr.zki,' Deputy
,i.rlk EBad~it &. Fr-in,:,e Director
Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Building Inspector Brad Bailey,
Planner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
SSolid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer Bb
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.


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Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order" at 4:47. p.m.,
E.D.T.
MOSQUITO CONTROL
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the serious mosquito
problem in Gulfr County, and
motioned to hire another mosqui-
to spray truck driver on an emer-
gency basis. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion for
discussion and, after discussion
regarding the funding to cover
this position, the motion passed
unanimously (4-0).
the meeting at 4:51 p.m., E.D.T.>
Commissioner McLemore then
motioned to advertise a job notice
for this position (for 2 weeks), and
Commissioner Peters seconded.
the motion. The motion then
passed unanimously.
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, the
meeting did then adjourn at 4:53
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES., CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C: BIRMING-
HAM, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
JULY 23, 2003
SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special budget session with the
following members present;
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor and'
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris,. Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Bifilding Inspector Brad Bailey,
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin, Planner David
Richardson, Probation Officer
Tim Mims,'Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer, Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, Tourist
Development Director Paula
Pickett, Veterans' Service Officer
Bo Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to oider at 5:03 p.m.,
E.D.T.
TO BE CONTINUED