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Mexico Beach Approves
Final Budget ........ Pg. 3A

Sign Up for Christmas
for Kids and Elders.... Pg. 3A


Boaters Rescued
Off Cape San Bias ...


Pg. 7A


Lighthouse Project Again
Ranked for State Grant Pg. 5A

Gators'
Homecoming ....... P. 8A
Law Enforcement News Pg. 5A
Sports.. ..... Pgs. 12-13A
Society.. ........ .Pg. 1-4B
Obituaries .......... Pg.6B
Church News......... Pg.8B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B



Wewa Hopes


for the Safe


Return of One


Of Its Own

by Lynda Bordelon
It was early last Sunday morn-
ing. Lonnie Whitfield and Oscar
Hysmith, of Wewahitchka, were
working together along with 'six
other contract workers, four Turks
and two other Americans sand-
blasting the inside of the idle steam
boiler at Essent Energie's coal-fired
power plant near the city of Breda
in Amsterdam.
Suddenly, the scaffolding col-
lapsed, taking the workers with it.
Lonnie Whitfield was one of the
two Americans rescued Sunday.
According to Commissioner
Carmen McLemore, "Lonnie is
injured, but recuperating well."
Whitfield is able to call home three
times a day to update-the family
members on his condition and the
ongoing rescue efforts for the
remaining missing workers, includ-
ing Hysmith and a Turk.
Rescue crews are working dili-
gently using ropes,' mirrors and
cameras in an effort to locate the
two men. McLemore, who is in con-
tact with the family, said that
"Lonnie is planning to go to the site
today and show the rescue units
where he and Hysmith were when
the scaffolding collapsed in hopes
that this will expedite the search
efforts."
"Due to the large amount of
collapsed scaffolding and floor
board, it is difficult for the rescue
workers to see where the victims
are. The instability of the collapsed
material is causing considerable
difficulty for rescue crews," a police
spokesman said.
"How much more can one small
community stand?" asked
Commissioner McLemore. "All we
can do is be strong and try to sur-
vive. Wewahitchka has had more
than its share of tragedy in the last
few weeks and we're hoping and
praying that Oscar will be found
safe."
Note: As of press time
Wednesday morning, no further
word had been received on the res-
cue effort.


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Changing of the Guard



Sheriff McKeithen Takes Bay Appointment; Ken Murphy Accepts Temporary Position


by Tim Croft
In an announcement that car-
ried all the suspense of a procla-
mation that Tiger Woods is a pretty
fair golfer, Gov. Jeb Bush last
Thursday formally appointed Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithefi as
Bay County Sheriff.
The announcement, expected
and anticipated since the Sept. 5
deadline for applications, sends
McKeithen over the county line to
fill out the remainder of the term of
Bay County Sheriff Guy Tunnell.
Tunnell's term expires next


year. McKeithen formally took the
reins of the Bay County Sheriffs
Office on Oct. 1.
In August, the governor
appointed Tunnell as the new
Commissioner of the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement,
the state's top law enforcement
agency.
McKeithen, who had already
announced he would retire as Gulf
County Sheriff when his term ends
next year, was considered an early
front-runner in the jostling to
replace Tunnell.


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As they wrestle with their emotions, Maj. Joe Nugent presents Frank
McKeithen with a going-away present from the folks at the Gulf County
Sheriff's Office, .a framed picture of -the fallen, officers memorial in
Tallahassee.


Three Cases of West Nile

Now Confirmed In Gulf


S by Tim Croft
The official count is now three.
County health officials
announced this week that two sus-
pected cases of West Nile virus have
been confirmed by the state as West
Nile cases.
The cases involved a 57-year-
old man who became sick nearly
two months ago, and a 35-year-old
man stricken within the past two
weeks.
That brings to three the num-
ber of confirmed cases of West Nile
virus in Gulf County.
They are the first human cases
of the virus in the county.
The first, an 84-year-old
woman, died early last month from
West Nile infection.
Hers was the first death this
year in Florida from the virus,
transmitted by mosquitoes which
have bitten birds infected with the


virus.
The two men stricken with the
virus are both reportedly doing well
as they recover from their bouts
with West Nile.
There are no more suspected
cases in the county; said Doug
Kent, director of the Gulf County
Health Department.
Despite this week's cooler tem-
peratures and drop in humidity,
Kent added that, using the actl\Jty3
of the virus in birds from several
years ago as a yardstick, people
should "maintain due diligence" in
preventing further cases.
That primarily revolves around
restricting outdoor. activity at dusk
and dawn; wearing clothing that
covers the skin when outdoors;
draining areas of standing water
and other mosquito breeding sites;
(See West Nile on Page 9A)


He was selected by the gover-
nor over three others who filed for-
mal applications.
Which triggered emotions that
McKeithen said he was still
,wrestling to define.
"Sad, happy, honored, hum-
bled," McKeithen said. "I'm excited
about it in a way. I'm honored and
humbled I was even considered for
it.
"But I'm sad, leaving my guys,
the people who worked for me. We
are kind of like a family. They are a
good bunch people and we've been
through a lot.
"It's just all kind of bittersweet.
I'm happy and excited and I'm
sad."
Though the announcement
was expected, it still acted as a
body-blow to his department of'
more than 50 employees, including
more than two-dozen uniformed
officers.
One officer likened to learning
that his dog had died. Tears
flowed:. Emotions bubbled.
"You know it's coining, but it's
still a shock," said Maj. Joe
Nugent, second in command at the
Sheriffs Office. "We're happy for
him; this is the job he's always
wanted, but we're upset at the
same time. It's a sad day.
"This probably won't hit real
bad until Wednesday and he's over
in Panama City."
Taking over a department that
is nearly six times as large, with
nearly 10 times the number of uni-
formed officers.
But one with which McKeithen
is well-familiar, having spent more
than two decades w ith the Bay
County Sheriffs Office; somedozen
years as the top investigator in the
department." *
McKelthen rose to the raik of
Captain and if there" was a major
crime committed in Bay County
during the late 1980s or early
1990s, chances are McKeithen was
integrally involved with the investi-
gation.
(See McKeithen on Page 4A)


Former Gulf County Sheriff Ken Murphy was appointed by the gov-
ernor on Tuesday to head the department while Gov. Jeb Bush under-
takes the process of appointing a new sheriff. Murphy (right) speaks with
Maj. Joe Nugent and Investigator Jimmy. Williams in the office on
Wednesday morning.

Sheriff Ken Murphy Took Gulf

Temporary Appointment Oct. 1
by Tim Croft
Gov. Jeb Bush's appointment last week of Frank McKeithen as Bay
County Sheriff was essentially a drop of the green flag in the race to
become Gulf County's next sheriff.
The appointment accelerated the process a bit McKeithen had
already announced he would not seek re-election next ,ear but essen-
tially the only variable altered was how many of the half-dozen or. more
individuals who have expressed interest in the job would apply to serve as
the sheriff through the end of McKeithen's term next fall.
While the application and interview process moves forward, Bush, late
Tuesday. appointed former sheriff. Ken Murphy to serve as interim sher-
iiT. effective Oct. 1.
Murphy. who is retired, served as Gulf County Sheriff from 1977-85,
after serving with the Florida Highway Patrol for two decades.
The governor's appointment of a successor to McKeithen will, at the
least, provide that individual with the advantage of incumbency when the
decision goes before the voters next fall.
SThe deadline for applications is 5 p.m. ET next Friday, Oct. 10. If the
appointment process that sent McKeithen to Bay County is any gauge, the
(See Murphy on Page 4A)


3rd Annual Birding and Wildflower


Festival Kicks Off Next Wednesday


by Tim Croft
As he sat on a Connecticut hill-
top one fall afternoon some dozen
or so years ago, scanning the color-
ful canopy around him, John
Himmelman had an idea.
How abSut a communal bird
watch, gathering on one place on
one day and tallying the feathery
fliers as they fluttered by.
"It seemed like a fun thing to
do," Himmelman said from his
Killingsworth, Conn., home.
"Count how many birds you'd see if
you sat in one place."
Thus was born what has
become something of an 'annual
event among birders around the
globe.
Called 'The Big Sit!", 35 states
or countries participated last year,
a record, from California to Texas,
the Netherlands to South Africa.
This year, the event will be the
culmination, the last hurrah, if you
will, of the third annual Florida
Panhandle Birding and Wildflower
Festival, which kicks off next
Wednesday, Oct. 8 and runs
through Sunday, Oct. 12.


Which, it so happens, is the they detect.
day of "The Big Sit!" You can leave the circle to
actually identify a bird, though
someone must be in the circle at all
times.
There's no limit to the number
of people within the circle, and par-
ticipants are encouraged to work in
shifts.
If fact, they are encouraged to
pull up a lawn chair, bring out a
cooler and a grill and have enjoy a
i k little picnic and collegiality with
your bird, er, birds.
Bird tallies are submitted to
SBird Watchers Digest magazine,
which ranks each state and coun-
Stry according to species identified.
There is a grand prize, a $500
donation to a charitable organiza-
tion of choice goes to the circle that
is randomly drawn from among
'- those circles who identify the
"Golden Bird," a species designated
._- by random drawing of all species
identified by all circles.
Essentially, the 24-hour event Bird Watchers Digest, which
uses a 17-foot circle as its focal has taken interest in the area and
point. Folks congregate in the cir- the festival, had encouraged the
cle and count the species of birds
(See Festival on Page 9A)


H-M iEl u i ..




Sgt. Jayce Sellers, of Port St. Joe, scans the Tigris River on patrol in the heart of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Photo courtesy of Mike Abrams of the Stars and Stripes



Guarding Iraq; Hoping



for Return Home Soon


by Tim Croft
Sgt. Jayce Sellers of Port St.
Joe can mark the front line, as
defined by the president, of the war
on terror.
Sellers is patrolling it.
In downtown Baghdad. Hard
by the Tigris River, in an area of the
city that published reports have
described as generally run-down.
That is where the battle for, the
streets continues. Where the tussle
for the hearts and minds of the
Iraqi people, and in a larger sense
the Middle East, is engaged each
day.
By, among others, Sellers and
roughly 500 other hardy souls from
the Florida National Guard, who


have, since the first of the year,
been center stage on some of the
largest, and most fiercely fought,
theaters of the war in Iraq.
From Kuwait to Nasiriyah to
downtown Baghdad, they have
been deployed longer than any
National Guard or reserve unit in
the war.
They are frazzled, tired, ready
to come home. Four times they've
been told they were headed there,
four times had their hopes
snatched like a carpet beneath
their emotions.
Recent edicts from President
Bush and his top brass at the
Pentagon now indicate they could
be there until well into the next


year.
Their plight has been taken up
inside the Washington Beltway, as
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, wages
his own campaign to get the
Florida National Guard troops
home, or at least given a date that
sticks, if for no other reason than
equity.
During a satellite phone con-
versation, Sellers' emotions ranged
from the passionate to the resigned
to disgusted to enthusiastic, in
recounting nine months that have
been anything but the weekend
warrior variety.
He is a soldier who has done
his job, fought in unfathomable
(See Guarding Iraq on Page 6A)


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


More Than Just


Another Sheriff

It seems like just yesterday the word came down that Florida
Governor Lawton Chiles had named someone from the Sheriffs
Department in Bay County to serve as Gulf County Sheriff until
the next election cycle.
Now, I would be lying to you if I said I was ok with someone we
didn't know from Bay County coming over here to Gulf County and
taking over the top cop spot. Why would the governor pick some-
one from outside our community to be Sheriff?
I wasn't alone asking this question. There were many of local
residents who were wondering what the governor was forcing on
us.
I'm sure there are a lot of folks who remember those days
about the same way I do. I've got a job to do though, so I grabbed
my camera, pen and pad and headed to the Sheriffs office to do
my duty and let the people know whom this person was.
"Hey, I'm Frank McKeithen," said this bear of a man with a
smile on his face while extending what I soon found out to be a set
of vice grips disguise as a hand to make the traditional shake.
"Come on in let's talk."
It didn't take but a few minutes to know this was not a politi-
cal move to select somebody's crony from the adjoining communi-
ty to come show us how police work is suppose to be done. Quite >
the opposite, here stood a man who has a heart as big as a five gal-
lon wash tub, a love for people that shows with nearly every word
he shares, concern for those he serves, tireless in his pursuit of of
what is right and lawful, funloving and fearful that folks might
misjudge or not accept him.
But, mention the word drugs or crime and suddenly a change
comes over him. It didn't take but a few weeks for everyone to see
just how serious new Gulf County Sheriff Frank McKeithen was
about crime, especially drugs. In fact, those who traveled in drug
circles soon saw a lot of the new sheriff and often times even got
the opportunity to ride in the back seat of his car for a visit to the
"gray bar motel."
There is even the story told about the Sheriff personally arrest-
ing one drug dealer. After making a purchase he introduced him-
self, "Hi, my name is Sheriff Frank McKeithen, welcome to Gulf
County." I understand the drug dealer passed out with that
announcement.
How good a sheriff is Frank Ml\cKeithen? Three years ago when
he was seeking his second term in office he returned to the post"
,unopposed. That's quite and accomplishment for someone who
only a few years earlier was considered somewhat of an outsider.
Summing up his nature, I would have to say if you're out of
step with the law, Sheriff McKeithen is not a person you would
want to meet, unless you like keeping company with a lot of folks
with similar problems behind locked doors. On the other hand,
within the bounds of the law, a meeting with the sheriff would like-
ly result in the possibility of developing a friendship that could last
a lifetime.
Gulf County will miss its Sheriff. Bay County, on the other
hand, is getting a jewel that we hate to let go.
Frank McKeithen is a true man of character whom I'm'proud
to claim as my friend. '"
Good Luck Sheriff!
There will be a lot of action over the next few.weeks as appoint-
ing a new sheriff becomes top priority for Governor Jeb Bush. The
governor will have his hands full wading through what, will, as I
understand, be a rather long list of candidates. Whatever the out-
come, the appointed sheriff and the current staff at the SO will
need our full fledged support in this time of transition.


Have you been keeping up
with the latest "Saga of the Ten
Commandments"? It seems this
good. thinking Alabama judge
recently had 'em written in some
stone of his own and placed in his
courthouse. The anti-ten com-
mandments folks immediately
jumped in with restraining orders,
writs of habeas corpus, sworn affi-
davits and other various and
sundry court appointed rulings
saying the 'Thou shalt's" had to
go!
I perused every newscast with
slight amusement and sadness at
the same time. Have these people
not got a clue? Only a fool would
try to legislate a decree from
Almighty God!
I kept hoping every time Fox
News cut to the front steps of the
Alabama courthouse Charleston


1u n444er 4 Do V4 Wit0 KCe by Kesley Colbert


A Living Sacrifice!


Heston. wearing that long robe
and his best Old Testament look.
would come down from the moun-
tain with the real tablets in ius
hand and his face all aglow!
People. one side of this argu-
ment is stumbling around lost in
the wilderness. The other seems to
have forgotten the Jewish carpen-
ter who showed up a little while
after Moses and wrote these pre-
cepts in our hearts.....
We had a sign in big red letters
in our locker room in high school
that declared, "Don't take anything
that doesn't belong to you." If
Spade McKinnon wanted your
lunch money while you were out at
the softball field he took it! I know
he. grasped the meaning of the
sign, he was in Miss Belle Alexan-
der's Blue Bird reading class back
in the third grade with the rest of
us. The written and very conspicu-
ously posted admonishment not to
steal was well intended it just
didn't do any good.
What Spade needed was some
inner heart work! '
I once took Leslie Ann Portiss


to the Dairy Bar for a coke float.
Folks. she got to reviling against
Millicent Blackburn. Jane Hill and
LaRenda Bradfield something
awful! The more she lit in on 'em
the bluer her language became.
She was using words that I
thought boys whispered only out
behind the ag building before; the
bell rang for fourth period class!
She got so mad when she found
out that I had been on a date with
Jane Hill she left early. I figured
she had to get back to the ship.
And let's not point all the fin-
gers at ole Spade and a slightly
warped Leslie Ann....
Back in junior high I was still
tracking down high flies with an
old, worn out Western Auto Reve-
lation model baseball glove that
had no pocket, no lacing and only
a leather strip for the webbing.
Wally Westlake was a couple of
years behind me, he couldn't hem
up a ground ball in a bushel bas-
ket, he threw like a girl, he whined
if he "got chosen" on the team he
didn't think could win:...but he
had a'brand new Rawlings Clete


Boyer model glove that I coveted
from the depths of my soul!
One late afternoon as the
game w-ound down Wally moaned
and complained to the point he
forgot all about his glove. He left it
lying over by the fence that dou-
bled as our backstop. I started to
holler out to him but somehow the
words wouldn't come out. I rolled
up in the yard that evening with
Wally's beautiful oil tanned, Heart
Of The Hide leather, "Finest In The
Field" mitt slung over my handle-
bars.
Dad, who knew a lot about
baseball and boys was sitting
on the front porch. "Son, where did
you get the new glove?"
I thought quickly 'cause. I
could tell he wasn't just making
conversation. "I...'uh...well...Wally
let me have it! He said it didn't fit
his hand. And he wanted' me
to.....
Folks, I reckon in one momen-
tary lapse of good senses there I for
sure broke three, and four if you
throw in honoring your mother
See Kesley on Page 3


I Still Have My Gun; A "Sweet 16" Brou


THERE'S A NIP OF fall in the
air this Monday morning. It almost
made me get out my sweater after I
came outside and experienced the
weather.
This is my favorite time of the
year, what with the temperature
moderating and all.
Along with the -advent of fall,
comes the season of the grey doves
and their flying over the corn and
peanut fields.
It almost makes me want to
limber up my old shotgun and
hunker down behind a blind in a
just-harvested peanut field, waiting
for the grey bullets to come flying-
by so I could scare them into flying
faster.
There's something about the
nip in the air and the smell of a
freshly harvested corn or peanut
patch and the picking of cockle-
burs out of your pants cuffs to
start the old adrenaline flowing
afresh.

I'HAVE ALREADY HAD a mess,


ETAOIN SHRDLU K


Written by Wesley Ramsey


'
of
cooked dove, smothered down in
cream gravy this season.
No, I didn't get them out of sea-
son.
Number one son, Ray, went to
Perry, Georgia, to my brother-in-
law's "gentleman farm" the first day
of the Georgia season and killed a
mess of the grey-wings.
You know what a "gentleman
farm" is don't you?
A "gentleman farm" is a farm
which is operated for fun and not
for profit. My brother-in-law has
one of those farms, which has just
recently become a "gentleman
farm", which he is getting all the


fun out of before the housing devel-
opers root him out.
He's like the home owner on'
"60 Minutes" Sunday night. He
worked all his life to build up his
estate and equip it with just the
amenities he wanted in it and now
the developers are just slavering on
.the property line, panting for the
opportunity to gain ownership.
It's a good feeling to get a nice
home and finally get it all paid for,
but it is an uncomfortable feeling to
be the desire of folks wanting your
life long investment just so they
can develop it and re-sell it for a
nice profit.
He and I worked hard and long


to get our homes and get them paid
for.

NOW, IN THE TWILIGHT of
our years, we should be able to
enjoy a few years of peaceful use of
our estates before we turn them
over to someone else. I personally
don't give a flip what people do with
my paid-for home after I die.
They can give it back to the
'Indians, for all I care.
But, back to dove shooting.
Like I have said numerous
times before: there's only two
things I wholly regret and miss
doing with my partially incapacitat-
ed forced retirement. I totally miss
fishing and hunting.
The advent of the fall season
sets me on fire.
I want to GO!
It's just as well for me not to be
able to...go .hunting. I historically
shot a 16 gauge gun and it's hard
to get 16 gauge ammunition now;
especially in the size shot I want for
different occasions.


noting Automatic

I still have my gun; .a "Sweet:, Harry Lee said, "I'
16"' Browning automatic my wife, '- come by and get you one
bought, for me from C. WX. Long, we'lljust go riding around
back when he, owned the Western and see how it has grown,
Auto store when it was' located I said, "I'd like that H
where the "Goodwill" store now is Since my wife has made
I've had opportunity to sell that driving, I don't get to ram
gun a hundred times .and all my m' u
boys have coveted and 'borrowed' much.
it, but it is and will stay in my pos- "Would you like me to
session, even though I don't use it you on my new motorcyc
any more. pick-up truck?" he asked,
"I think I'd rather
YOU GUYS GO AHEAD ahd go chances on opting for you:
dove shooting and squirrel hunting truck," I replied, without e
and even deer and duck hunt- ing to ponder the decisi i
ing, as long as you are able. Take "Somehow, a trip
your sons along and get them NAPA truck seems mote
indoctrinated into hunting and than a trip on a motorcycle
fishing. is a sunshiny day" I said.
You will regret it, one day, if Isdidn't know until t
you don't.
u d; Harry Lee had himself'a
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Smith the other day, after he had still 'has no tattoos, so, I
gone wild and bought himself, a even sure he .can drive
motorcycle-just in time to partic- machine, even if he has en
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amount received for such advertisement.
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word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
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Cal 29-22 fr mreinoraton


Mexico Beach Approves Final Budget


by Tim Croft
Continuing a trend of
years, the Mexico Beach
Council last week unanir
approved a final budget
includes a reduction in the
millage rate.
Last year, the millage rate
city was 4.60. The budget a
for the 2003-2004 fiscal yea
the millage rate at 4.55.
A mill is equal to $1 for
$1,000 in appraised property
While the council pushe
age rates down for the third-s
year rates have fallen from 4
fiscal year 2000-2001 it d
whittle it to the rollback rat
where the same amount of ri
would be derived as the curre
cal year.
Property values in
Beach, paralleling the coast
from Walton to Franklin co
spiked this year by 18.6 perc
Total taxable value in tl
this year climbed to nearly
million from $124.5 million
year.

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The city's total budget for 2003- impact
several 2004, combining all funds general eral
City fund, water and sewer, transporta- Califo
nously tion, enterprise, etc. is roughly finding
which $4.4 million, receive
City's "We can't (drop to the rollback trailer
rate) because so many things have from
in the been neglected for so many years,"
adopted said Mayor Kathy Kingsland. Durel
ar sets Kingsland noted that Mexico $400,
Beach is among a distinct minority posed
of local municipalities in Bay matec
r every County, where property values mills.
value jumped significantly, that did at T
d mill- least reduce its millage rate. $200,
straight The city faces a host of capital hope
.91 for expenses, improvements to infra- cost-e
lid not structure, from equipment to dredg
e, that salaries the council last week also "
revenue approved $85,000 in "across the year's
ent fis- board raises so we can be competi- have
tive," to non-appointed personnel, mane
Mexico from sanitation workers to director T
1 areas of Public Works, John Grantland. $25,0
unties, "We have to get on track, we poten
ent. have to get us to the 21st century, (S
he city Kingsland said. this n
$147.7 The city was all but forced to MV
n last dip into the proceeds from the sale stead
of the Duren property to pay for an 2000-

Begins October


ct fee study, legal fees for a fed-
class action lawsuit in
irnia, a state audit, the initial
igs of which the city should
ve later this month, and a boat
r parking lot on land leased
Arvida.
Without the proceeds of the
n property this year some
000 and change the pro-
i village rate, city staff esti-
1, would have needed to be 5.2
he city has also budgeted
000 next year that officials
will help fund a permanent,
efficient solution, to canal
;ing.
That was the major hit" to next
Budget, Kingsland said. "We
to try to find an answer, a per-
nt answer, to the canal."
he city is currently spending
)00 on a study to determine the
.tial options.
3ee related story elsewhere in
newspaper).
village rates in the city have
ily declined since fiscal year
-2001, the year during which

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Christmas for Kids and Elders


The sign up for Christmas for
Kids and Elders Program will begin
October 5th and run through
October 24th.
According to Jerry Stokoe,
chairman of the program, last year
Christmas for Kids and Elders
Program served- 700 people during
the Christmas season through con-
tributions of cash, toys, goods, and
in kind gifts of approximately
$15,000 in value.


Program organizers have set a
goal of $20,000 this year and plan
to help make Christmas brighter for
even more participants.
The program is open for chil-
dren ages 1 14 years old and
adults, 60 plus.
Applications can be picked up
at both Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe elementary and middle schools.
Florida Department of Children and
Families, all senior ciltzen centers.


Kesley from Page 3


and father, commandments
between sun-going-down and sup-
pertime. Well, o. k., five! You're
right, I was putting something
before God! And if a baseball glove
could be a "graven image", put me
down for another! Hey, if that game
was on Sunday....
Merciful Heavens, that's out-
phariseeing the pharisees!
You don't have to check a plac-
ard on the wall to know how you are
doing Seeing the commandments
"set in,"stone" m the courtrBo:h'
might b6'a wonderful renunder, but
I'm not sure it would be an actual
deterrent to what somebody did
that got 'em down to the courthouse
in the first place!
Do you reckon if we put up an
anti-adultery sign at Hollywood and
Vine it would keep those movie
moguls from turning out some of
the twisted "stuff" they inflict upon
us? I've often wondered if the "Get
Right With God" signs you used to
see along the highway through the
Great Smoky Mountains changed
anyone's heart. Do you think a
"Today Is Sunday" sign at the boat
ramp would -turn the crowd


around? How about "Honesty Is The
Best Policy" painted on the town
water tower?
I'm sorta like you, I'know what
they say. It's that part about living
'em out that the world seems to
have a problem with!
Well, we can pro and con the
public display of the Ten
Commandments to death. But the
good news is....or maybe it's bad
news for some....God is keeping
pretty good records. And I promise.
you. He ain't concerned about how
well you read!
What we need to be thinking
about today is not how many words
are written here or posted there or
hung up back yonder we need to
check out how we are living! Will
Rogers said you ought to live your
life so that after you're gone you
won't be afraid if your family parrot
falls into the hands of the town gos-
sip.
Will understood the key is how
you're doing in the secret regions of
your own heart....
Respectfully,
Kes


Head Start in Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe, and The Star.
For more information, call Jerry
Stokoe at 229-8466.


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the city purchased the Duren prop-
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The council dropped the rate
from 4.91 to 4.85 for 2001-2002
and to 4.60 for the current fiscal
year.


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McKeithen-

He was named Florida's Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year in
1993.
He was happy, content, when
the call came asking him to consid- -~g l
er moving over to Gulf County to
become sheriff.
He was appointed by Gov.
Lawton Chiles in Feb. 1995 to serve
out the remainder of Al Harrison's
term.
McKeithen recalled when he
first walked up the breezeway
between the County Courthouse
and his offices, he overheard two
men.
One opined that someone from
Wewahitchka probably wouldn't get
the appointment because that
would make the folks in Port St.
Joe mad.
The other man figured it
wouldn't be someone.from Port St.. '
Joe that would only tick off the
folks in Wewahitchka.
So, the two figured, the gover-
nor would probably appoint some-
one from Bay County and make
everybody mad.
But McKeithen accomplished Sheriff McKei
what he hopes to over the next 12 sonnel during
months in Bay County: he put his
personal brand on the job. "I think
Out in the streets, rounding up biggest thing
the drug dealers and .criminals. support yo
Providing, McKeithen said, fair and employees w
equal law enforcement, making the And th
right choices, respect, resp
In short, being seen, becoming to when his
part of the community, working to street, doing
ensure that the badge and gun did- munity.
n't erect barriers between his offi- A sure si
cers and the folks they were sworn he was ma
to protect and serve. ''in the count
"As sheriff you are going to "You are
affect the lives of a lot of people, one group of
some in good ways, some in bad undermine
ways," McKeithen said. 'The peo- McKeithen si
pie, the citizens, they want to see folks.
their sheriff, they want to see their "It's diff
sheriff working. They want to see
you at everything that happens, political ism
they want to know their sheriff the law enfo
knows what is going on. McKeithe
County, the
Diane, and
M spent here,
had long befi
As the ti
From Page 1A County, he h
appointment from the governor sively with c
would likely come within theensu- In other
ing two to three weeks, robbed him
According to the governor's town affords
press office, the decision will be appreciate ti
made sometime in the next 30 days. lot of. good
McKeithen was named to take young people
over the Bay County job one day -"Especia
short of three weeks after the Sept. NcKeithen :
5 deadline for applications. absolutely t
At press time, the only applica- world to live.
tions that had been processed by munity, a w
the governor's office were those of: really miss t]
Michael Hammond, with the Not that
county Building Dept. at least at fir
Jimmy Williams, an investiga-
tor with the county Sheriffs Dept.
Anthony Judson Smith, who I U
is with the state Fire Marshall's
Office.
*Daltdn Upchurch, an investi-
gator with Florida Highway Patrol.
Tommy. Mills, a retired law
enforcement officer living in
Howard Creek. Just it
Maj. Joe Nugent, currently sec-.
ond in command at the Gulf Coutnty for yoD
Sheriffs Office said Tuesday that he
had submitted his paperwork.
In any case, a sense of being on garc
pins and needles pervades the
department- which McKeithen We De
worked so hard to build up. 6 yd. m
"It kind of has everybody on *Limited De
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contrast with his predecessor.
"I don't have to do things the
way other people do them,"
McKeithen said. "You make that job
the way you want it to be.
"I have some ideas and I want
to establish myself at that Sheriffs


Department. Being a sheriff in any
Florida county is a big job. Anybody
who doesn't think so, they should
try it for a few days."
And anybody who doesn't
believe that Frank McKeithen has
accomplished an out-sized task.
here in Gulf County, should just


ask someone else in local law
enforcement;
"What (he's) done for this com-
munity ... has been above and
beyond the.call of duty," said Port
St. Joe Police Chief Jay Leffert. "Not
only as a sheriff, but he's a hecku-
va guy."


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I've learned a lot. The
g is the fact that if you
ur employees, your
ill support you."
at support breeds
pect which spilled over
officers were on the
their job in the com-

gn that it was working
king a number of folks
y quite uncomfortable.
still going to have that
' people who will try to
everything you do,"
aid. "I won't miss those

rent at the top. The
ore of a challenge than
cement part."
en said his time in Gulf
time he and his wife,
daughter, All, have
provided lessons he
ore forgot.
op investigator in Bay
Lad dealt almost exclu-
riminals.
words, experience had
of the insight a small-
s, the opportunity to
hat there are an awful
people, particularly
e, in this world.
lly in Gulf Conntv."
laid. 'Gullf County is
he best place in the
SIt's a wonderful com-
ronderful place. I will
hat."
he'll be that far away,
st. Initially, McKeithen


said he plans to rent or lease a
home in Mexico Beach, allowing
him to live in Bay County while his
wife, a teacher, and daughter, a
high school senior, finish out the
school year in Gulf County.
"Regardless of what happens,
my daughter is the most important
thing in my life," McKeithen said.
"She's happy, she loves going to
school at Port St. Joe High School.
I would not think of uprooting her."
McKeithen is not looking too
far ahead. There will be an election
he recently switched parties to
become a Republican next year in
'Bay County. He's pondered the
election, but right now it is hardly a
priority.
The job at hand is to get accli-
mated with the employees in his
new department, have them
become acclimated to him.
It is to establish a new regime,
a new era, in Bay County, mirrored
closely to the work he has done
here, but on a larger scale.
'The transition, I think, will be
very easy," McKeithen said of mov-
ing over to sit in Tunnell's chair. "I
think it will be great. (Tunnell) is
one of the top sheriffs in the state.
He has great morals. It's impossible
to fill his shoes.
,-... ,..I'm.--going. -.to take-.-my--,Qwn-.
shoes with me and make the-job
my own."
That means a commitment to
fair and equal law enforcement. It
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Lighthouse Project Again


Ranked For State Grant


by Tim Croft
There are some areas where
dropping from No. 7 to No. 40 is not
entirely a bad thing.
Consider the project to trans-
form the lighthouse, keepers' quar-
ters and grounds on Cape San Bias
into a museum/park.
Ranked seventh last year by a
state panel for consideration for
special category historical grant
funding, the lighthouse project
recently received a ranking of No.
40 by the same pariel as the next
fiscal year's grant cycle gets under-
way. i
The question now is whether
that will be high enough to receive
the $300,000 being sought by the
county 'and the St. Joseph
Historical Society.
The state Division of Historic
Resources, through the budget of
the Secretary of State, is seeking
funding for the top 56 projects, or
roughly $12.5 million:
But in uncertain economic
environment that funding may
materialize.
Last year, the county had to
wait until the final days of a special
session on the budget before learn-
ing it would receive the $300,000
grant requested last year.


"We're pleased to have been
ranked for consideration by the leg-
islature," said Charlotte Pierce of
the St. Joseph Historical Society.
"Having gotten $300,000 this year,
we feel fortunate to be considered.
'To even be considered to be
ranked 'again by the state is a pos-
itive."
The degree will be determined
by lawmakers next year.
Last year, the Secretary of
State's budget included funding for
some 55 projects, totaling some
$12 million.
That funding, however,
appeared dead on arrival 'in the
Legislature until the special budget
session, and the final days of nego-
tiations between the House and
Senate, when language was includ-
ing providing funding for nine spe-
cial-category projects, including
the Cape San Bias lighthouse.
The $300,000 granted by the
state last year will in all likelihood,
be consumed by the renovation of
"Sleeping Beauty," the one of two
keepers' quarters not previously
renovated by the U.S. Air Force,
which owns the land on which, the
lighthouse sits.
As this is read, the building
crumbles; a recent inspection
found the back porch had fallen


away from the house.
'The structure is continuing to
deteriorate," said Larry Wells, who
is spearheading the project for the
county.
Wells r ided that the county is
advertising to pre-qualify contrac-
tors for the refurbishing, to identify
contractors qualified by specializ-
ing or having previous experience
in similar projects.
'The architects suggested we.
do that to narrow down (the field) of
contractors," Wells said.
Working with the architects,
the county has already sent out
roughly a dozen packets to inter-
ested, or potentially interested,
contractors.
Wells said the pre-qualification
process, which should take about a
month, will segue immediately into
advertising for bids on the renova-
tion job itself.
Due to its current condition,
WeIs said the architects have indi-
cated it will take- most if not all of
the $300,000 grant to renovate
"Sleeping Beauty."
Refurbishing the lighthouse
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Guarding Iraq-


conditions against an often
unseen enemy, and pines for home
while doing a job as policeman,
social worker and soldier, he never
envisioned as part of his mission.
He has four times thought he'd
be headed home; four times been
told otherwise, an emotional roller
coaster taking its toll.
"(When they might come home)
is the biggest issue here, but it
shouldn't be," Sellers said.
"Survival should be.
'The last thing you think of at
night is being home. The worst
thing is dreaming you are home
and waking up to find you are still
here."
Here, Sellers said, is, literally, a
world apart, devoid of so much we
take for granted, filled with so
much we can not possibly compre-
hend from the comfort of our living
rooms, no matter the images on tel-
evision, the words in the newspa-
per.
Sellers' 3rd platoon, A
Company, 3rd Battalion, 124th
Infantry, works essentially on a
shift schedule, eight hours on and
16 hours off.
They are divided into squads,
some patrolling the downtown
streets, others manning guard
posts, others part of what is known
as a quick reaction force; a kind of
emergency response team in case
of incursions by "bad guys."
They are charged with a four-
kilometer by four-kildmeter sector
of the city called Waziriyah, a
waterfront neighborhood.
Thousands live in the sector.
The streets, Sellers said are "teem-
ing." The people, "live on top of
each other, like prairie dogs
almost."
."No day is the same," Sellers
added, largely because .of the
"harassment" from the soldier's
enemies.
A GUERRILLA WAR
It has become, simply, a guer-
rilla war.
"Absolutely," Sellers said when
asked, the frustration palpable
through the ether, "and don't let
anybody, the television stations,
the newspapers, tell you any differ-
ent. If they do, have them come
over here.
"It's always people from outside
our sector and other countries
(doing the 'mischief). This place
here, they are getting so (doggone)
dirty, so (doggone) nasty with how
they kill people."
Saturday night Iraq is eight
hours ahead of Eastern Standard
Time and two "bad guys" had kid-
napped an individual.
Broken his buddy's arm and
stolen the car they were tooling
around in. Then, to add insult, ran
them over.
Then drove past the U.S. mili-
tary compound and tossed out
what has an acronym for caution,
fear and, too often, death an IED,
or improvised explosive device.
"It was a pretty good-sized
device,".Sellers said.
No one was injured, that time,
as the soldiers assisted and ques-
tioned the two men whose car was
stolen for the attack.
The next night, Sellers signed
off quickly from a follow-up e-mail
- "someone is outside our perimeter
with a weapon and I am on the
Quick Reaction Force," Sellers
dashed off before dashing off.
IN THE STREETS
OF BAGHDAD
The interaction with the people
on the streets, Sellers said, is
mixed.
"At first they were excited
because they hadn't seen you
before," Sellers said. "But now you
are just kind of a fixture. We deal
with them every day. Basically, you
are a policeman slash social work-
er slash soldier."
Clearly, Sellers added, many
Iraqis harbor animus toward the
troops, others have tolerated,
almost embraced the ridding of the
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Photo courtesy of Mike Abrams Stars & Stripes
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some'stability iri the neighborhood.
'They realize we are trying to
help," Sellers said, adding that the
troops have assisted in bringing a
steady supply of water and power
to the populace, established recre-
ation areas, a haven for local lead-.
ers to govern and brought trash"
collection; "which is really big."
Sellers added that given that
armored units and 'Humvees are
particular targets of the "bad guys",
often the safest bet is simply hoof-
ing in the streets while on patrol,
trying not to sweat too much under
some 70 pounds of gear.
The' first, couple of weeks of
August in Baghdad, Sellers said,
the temperature soared to about
140 degrees inside the city.
"It was ungodly," Sellers said,
adding that he was 205 pounds
when he left Fort Stewart in
Georgia after 40 days of training
and was down to 175 pounds on
May 2 'when his company entered
Baghdad. '
"Now you don't think anything
"of a 110 or 115 degree day. It's got-
ten a lot cooler at night," Sellers
said.
Last week, his squad was pro-
viding some cover for units outside
of the city, in the desert, when sol-
diers began shaking and trembling


from the chill of the night air.
It was 80 degrees.
"Our idea of heat and cold has
been all turned around," Sellers
noted with a chuckle.
THE RUN TO BAGHDAD
Things have been pretty much
turned around since they left Fort
Stewart.
His company quick-timed it
into the desert immediately upon
disemfnbarking in Kuwait.
Sellers. a fire team leader in a
Rifle platoon, and his platoon linked,
up with a Patriot missile battery
providing support to the 1st Marine
Expeditionary Force.
"It was essentially 30 grunts
guarding a missile battery," Sellers
said.
S They remained in the desert,
slowly slipping north, until the war
broke out.
When it did, Sellers was loaded
" ddwn with grenades and other per-
sonal fighting equipment and \%%as
over the berm into Iraq.
And it was off to. Nasariyah,
which would soon become one of
those names with which-wars are
defined, like the Ardennes,
Normandy and Iwo Jima.
Sellers' company established a
perimeter about five miles outside
of the city, in the middle of an Iraqi


military complex that stretched for
miles.
To engage in some of the
fiercest fighting of the war.
"You can't believe it until you
see it," he said, as he tried to
describe the artillery rounds, the
Helicopters strafing the ground, the
tanks, grenades, a cacophony no
training could prepare him for. "It
was intense."
Soon it was discovered that
Saddam ,Fedayeen soldiers had
been coming out at night, dressed
as civilians, to re-supply at the mil-
itary complex, providing support to
the Iraqi -11th Infantry fighting
inside the city.
"We put a stop to that pretty
.quick and arrested some guys,"
Sellers said.
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Boaters Rescued Off Cape San Bias


by Lynda Bordelon
The boat was taking on water
fast. There was barely time for the
"Mayday" call. Minutes later, the
owner of the boat, Joel Harbin, Jr.
of Byron, Ga., and his passengers,
Jarren McNeal, Zeke Eisenacher
and Shawn Confret were sitting on
the boat's overturned hull in four to
five-foot seas.
The Panama City Coast Guard
received the "Mayday" call at 10:12
CST on Sunday. A 21-foot center-
console boat was taking on water
about 10, nautical miles west of
Cape San Bias. Two Coast Guard
pilots stationed at Mobile Bay
responded to the call in a Coast
Guard Falcon 20 jet, making the
200,nile trip in about 20 minutes.
According to Lt. Matt Laughlin, one
~f the pilots, the passengers were
, able to provide the GPS coordi-
nates, expediting the rescue.
Once the overturned boat was
spotted, a survival raft was
dropped. When they saw a Falcon
jet in the area, Greg Holmstrom, of
Tallahassee, owner of Size Matters,
and his fishing crew, left the fishing
tournament they were in and
rushed to assist in the rescue. They
were aware that someone was in
trouble and using the coordinates
they obtained from their radio, they
located the overturned boat. They
were able to remove the victims
from the survival raft to the Size
Matters, and later to the Coast


Guard cutter.
According to the Coast Guard
news release, the survivors were

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It's Not the Same
"Daddy....(I was always with
daddy)....can we go through the
drive through?"
I was always excited about a
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mean???? Mr. Buzzett...(my dad
called him Ole Man Buzzett) and
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Rex) would say 'Tiger....how are
you...want some candy???" Of
course I would be all smiles. They
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Now let me tell you....the red
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course purple (grape) was a 'close
second. I love it....until you got to
the center....chocolate...I always
threw that part away....but I loved
the trip to the drug store.
Years later (2002) I traveled
home and on a trip down town
(sent by wife) for a medicine drop-
per, I decided to go to the new
Buzzett's location (The Post Office)
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though many....many years had
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Guarding Iraq FromPg 6


by Sellers' group brought out spe-
cialists from the CIA and Special
Ops to investigate.
And 'it was there that Sellers
took out an enemy tank, climbing
aboard and tossing two grenades
down the hatch, igniting the enemy
armor in an inferno.
From Nasiriyah, it whs further
north to an air base in the desert
for four weeks. Then back south for
re-supply.
Sellers said his company
expected to be sent home. After all,
the Patriot battery soldiers were
heading stateside as were other
reserve and National Guard units.
Instead, Sellers and company
were deployed to Baghdad, where
they have been since early May.
INCONCEIVABLE CONDITIONS
Until sometime in July, Sellers
and his fellow soldiers were on
water and food rations, allowed one
ready-to-eat meal and a bottle-
and-a-half of water per day.
Thbey had plenty, bu.L .supply
lines proved -ulnerable.
"We didn't know when our next
meals would be coming," Sellers
said.
After leaving Fort Stewart,
Sellers did not have a good shower
again until May 15.
The shower in the Baghdad
compound consists of a tile stand-
ing area with a drain and a hose.
In the past two to three
months, however, the water has
been steady and the food has
improved. Saturday night Sellers
said they enjoyed some baked
chicken.
Soldiers can sign up for daily
Internet access as well as sporadic
use of a satellite phone.
Communication with home is pure
gold.
"That's been a godsend,"
Sellers said.
His room just got an air-condi-
tioning unit.
A FEELING OF HOPELESSNESS
None of those amenities,
though, is home.
As one soldier in Sellers' unit
told Stars and Stripes, the best
present right now would be an
announce 4nt that they had
entered American airspace.
They are tired, they are worn
out. They have done their job and
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And hearing dates for depar-
ture that turn out to be bogus pro-
vides an emotional twirl-a-whirl
that only frays the nerves.
."We were here before the war
started and everybody else has
gone home," Sellers said. "We've
done our job, we came over here
and prepared, fought at Nasiriyah
and have.done the job in Baghdad.
S"T 'T he bad guys 'do. have an
effect on the timeline, because they
are acting pretty stupid right now.
But we are National Guard.
"Guys have lost their business-
es, lost their jobs, missed school.
How can you stay away as long as
we have without losing your busi-
ness?"
He. has goals that stretch far
beyond the streets of Baghdad For
work, for school, for seeing Florida
State play football and win a couple
more championships.
Right now, he'd take waking up
one morning and finding it wasn't a
dream, he was back home.
We left home January 5th and
we've been going non-stop. We
haven't had any time off." Sellers
said. "It was so much fun and
exciting (initially). Now that I've
been here for awhile I'm getting to
dread every day, tell you the truth.
I expect the worst and hope for the
best.
'We are on the verge of hope-
lessness. I'd take a round in the leg
right now if it meant a ticket
home."
The question for Sellers and
the others in his company?
S Is anybody besides Sen. Nelson
listening?


transferred to the Coast Guard 41
where EMT Randall Whaley "deter-
mined them to be in good condi-


you?"....Needless to say I felt at
home.
A Gator Fan...(The Costin fam-
ily cheered for the Seminoles (The
Hardware Store).. Mr. Rex has also
been a great guy. I loved those trips
to the medicine store...I loved the
candy...not the chocolate center
though...but I loved it.!
I wish only the best for he and
his family because they have never
changed. It was like giving money
to family....(Carl Sr..would say he
gave too much)
Boy do I miss St. Joe!!,!!!!!!!!!
With all the changes....I know
that St. Joe "just isn't the same",
but the people are still the best in
the World!
Carl 'Tiger" White

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Office Closed Oct. 6-10
The Gulf County Veterans'
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October 6th thru 10th, while
Service Officer Bo Williams attends
a training conference conducted by
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Veterans' Affairs. The conference is
being held in Clearwater Beach.
Veterans needing assistance
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By Lynda Bordelon
According to Doug Kent,
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out was great, over 75 people took
advantage of the event," he said.
The day of community service
served as a reminder to the people
of Gulf County that many health
care services are available locally.
The Health Fair offered partici-
pants the opportunity to have a
basic check up including blood
pressure check, eye exam, foot
examination, blood sugar level,
cholesterol, hearing test, height
and weight. One participant,
Donna Grahtarek said, "For those of
us who doh't have good health
insurance, we can get all this done
for one low price."
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a member of the Friends of the St.
Joseph Bay Preserve and a volun-
teer for the birding festival, which
has registered its own circle for
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"You get to meet people and get
to know them. And you don't have
to be a birder to participate."
Ingram added that festival par-
ticipation in "The Big Sit!", which
the festival will conduct from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m., will coincide, in
part, with a low country boil taking
place at the St. Joseph Buffer
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val's 'ircle-n dI be located. -
"We wanted to keep it close, let
people have furl and participate
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bird tale.
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fall when the leaves of the trees are
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He sold his New Haven Bird
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there were six circles.
He and the club decided to
expand it a bit in the Northeast the
next year and then Himmelman
wrote an article about it for Wings,
a birding publication.
Before Himmelman knew it,
the concept had gone global.
"I was sitting in Milford one
year thinking that there is some-
body in Texas doing the same
thing," Himmelman said. "There is
somebody in Brazil doing the same
thing, somebody in the
Netherlands. That intrigued me.
"I really wasn't expecting it to
become so big. But it's a great
sedentary activity at a great time of
year."
And soon, the event took on
some competitive tones. After win-
ning the first several years, the
New Haven club was unseated by


Texas.
Then the Netherlands won a
couple of years running. Last year
the title returned to Texas, with the
top individual circle located in
Veracruz, Mexico.
"It's really gotten competitive,"
Himmelman said. 'There is a com-
petitive angle to it, but in a lawn
chair and enjoying barbecue or
something.
"I've trained all my life for this,"
he added with a laugh.,
For more information on the
Florida Panhandle Birding and
Wildflower Festival, which is spon-
sored by and benefits the St. Joe
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Mexico Beach Projects Moving Forward


by Tim Croft
As development changes the
look of Mexico Beach, the city has
undertaken some face lift projects
of its own.
From the canal on the west end
of town to the area adjacent to
Toucan's, the city is undertaking a
series of projects to enhance the
beauty and amenities offered to
residents and the thousands of
tourists who matriculate each year.
The two largest, and most tell-
tale, projects are the creation of a
welcome center and park on city-
owned property near the bridge on
the west end of town, and the


over the sand," Grantland said,
noting the wide stretch of beach
that has been built over the years
as the result of the city's ongoing
dredging of the canal.
Grantland remembers when,
as a youngster, he could fish off the
side of almost any part of the pier -
now it requires a significant walk to
be over water.
As money becomes available -
the city is footing the bill for the
pier extension, at least in part,
through a portion of the city's utili-
ty tax the intention is'to continue
to move the pier out beyond the
sand bar.


Pier Park, adjacent to the city pier, was recently renovated, with new
bathrooms, shower area, bike rack and landscaping now beautifying one of
the jewels of the city.


extension of the city pier.
The park at the city pier,
including rest rooms, a bike rack
and showers, has been completed,
sketched in with the city's distinc-
tive teal theme, color.
"We're really happy with it,"
said Mexico Beach Public Works
director John Grantland.
Now for the real work, extend-
ing the pier by some 90 feet, taking
it out to around the middle of the
sand bar that lurks just off shore.
"The pier is 413 feet now, but.
the problem is that 362 feet :of it;is:


Lighting improvements and
reinforcement of some of the exist-
ing wooden pier will also take place
as part of the project, which should
take about three months to com-
plete.
"It's going to be pretty nice
when we are done," Grantland said.
Earlier this month, the city
awarded the job to GAC contrac-
tors, the lower of two bidders at
$238,000.
'The city has been promising
this pier since at least 1994," said
Mayor Kathy Kingsland. "It's time
S. .... ,, !ogi.


to get on with it."
Get on with it they'did this
week with the initial work on the
welcome center/park to be created
on the Greene property on the west
end of town.
On Tuesday, the building that
stood at Hideaway Marina, and was
donated to the Community
Development Council by Richard
Hantz and his company which is
developing the Hideaway property,
was moved down U.S. 98 to the
Greene property.
The roughly 1,000 square foot
building will become a welcome
center, will house the CDC offices
and will be the centerpiece of a
park to be created on the property.
Overhead electrical wires will
be put underground, parking and
playground areas will be laid out
and a gazebo and landscaping put
in-place to spruce up the entrance
to the city from Bay County..
"It will be one of the finest
parks in the area," said CDC presi-
dent J. Patrick Howard.
Due to scheduled work to
expand the bridge this winter, the
Florida Department of
Transportation has given the city
$71,000 for the current roadway
access toward.Canal Park and will,
in turn, carve out a new roadway
access.
Across the street, the city will
soon put in 26 additional boat slips
to accomplish a couple of objectives
- to help meet the shortfall of slips
created by the closing of two local
marinas and reduce the number of
boats parked parallel to the canal
bulkhead, where .hey are more vul-
nerable to damage.
"We'll add more boat slips by
doing it and it should generate
more revenue," Grantland said.
Across U.S. 98, in a stand of
tall pines, a boat trailer parking lot
is also taking shape.
On land. leased from The St.
Joe Co., the city-is cutting out a
parking lot which will accommo-
date about 50 boat trailers.
The project is in response to
concerns expressed after the city
sold the Duren Property near the
city boat ramp, which had been
used for boat trailer parking.
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Slips will soon be added along the canal to eliminate the need for-some to park their boats parallel the bulk-
head, making them vulnerable to damage.


loading passengers, etc., of the
new trailer lot must still be ironed
out, but when completed
Grantland said it will help meet the
city's shortfall in parking for boat
trailers.
"It's a problem we recognize,"
Grantland said. "We don't have
enough trailer parking.
"We've taken this to try to do
something better for the city."
Staying on the west end bf the
city, a $25,000 study is examining
the issues surrounding the city's
dredging of the canal.
The city currently spends some


The beach at the west end of
town is in'sharp contrast to areas
in the city, say, around 10th Street,
where the beach is a mere ribbon.
. "We're building out the beach
and eventually it will be all the way
to the end of the pier," Grantland
said.
Put it all together, and city offi-
cials figure there has to be a more
efficient way.
The city received a permit last
week to extend the canal dredging,
from 32nd Street to the north.
The study is aimed at providing
some options to alleviate the prob-
lem, either"be installing some kind
of fixed system or building some


kind of device which will move the
Sand away from the canal and off
.the beach, keeping the sand mov-
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Sunset Park and adding another
covered area and walkway, hope-
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of Channel 13 out of Panama City
to kick off the station's "Panhandle
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And the city will-soon construct
a deck, with pavilion, cupola and
landscaping on the land adjacent to
Toucan's restaurant.
S-People will be able to come sit
and look out on the 'beach,"
Grantland said.


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Tapper Invitational Takes Final Walk This Weekend


by Tim Croft
The Tapper Invitational golf
tournament, an area fixture for
some 30 years, will take its final
walk this weekend.


The golfing/social event, which
starts Friday night with a cocktail
party at the Tapper mansion, will
end this year, has benefited the
Tapper Foundation and in turn


Gulf Coast Community College
since the late Sen. George Tapper
decided to have some friends and
other dignitaries in for a weekend
of golf and fun.


"It's going to be fun," said
David Warriner, the senator's son-
in-law, of the final go-round for the
tournament. "I'm looking forward
to it a lot.
"We put a lot of thought and a
lot of work into it, but it's been a
fun process."
Warriner and his wife, Trish,
decided to end the tournament
given diminishing fields due to the
proliferation of charitable golf tour-
naments, particularly one-day
events, which contrast to the two-
day Tapper Invitational.
And the field this year, roughly
100-110 golfers, under the cap set
this summer of roughly 144,
seemed to only provide evidence
the Warriners' decision was sound.
"We,' e having a good
response," Warriner said. "I expect-
ed to fill up, but it kind of recon-
firms our decision to end it."
What has balanced the lack of
filling out the field has been the
response from friends and former
participants who have not taken
part in recent years.
For instance, Brian McCoy,
who was invited to play in a major
tournament in South Florida, will
stick around instead to defend his


title


It probably won't sink until it's,
Warriner said planning the literally, all over.


event has largely kept his mind
from focusing on the finality of this
weekend.


"I'm sure on Sunday it will kind
of hit us that we will never do this
again," Warriner said.


The warrants have gone out and the "suspects" will soon have to decide, jail or bail, as the annual fundraiser
benefiting "Project Graduation" plays out this month. Here, Port St. Joe Police's acting chief, James Hersey, serves a
warrant and puts the bracelets on Boyd Pickett.

Walk to Remember Set For Oct. 11


October is National Pregnancy
and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
It is a time to symbolically join with
hundreds of committed profession-
als and bereaved parents to
remember the babies who have
died during pregnancy or shortly
after birth.
Pregnancy and infant loss
awareness month was first held in
October 1986, to promote sensitiv-
ity and understanding about child-
bearing losses. It began with a
'Walk to Remember'. The idea has
grown from there. Mayors and
Governors from individual cities
and states began proclaiming
October as Pregnancy and Infant
Loss Awareness month. In 1988,
President Regan proclaimed
October as National Pregnancy and
Infant Loss Awareness Month.


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Now, each October people are
joined in a network of caring
throughout the month. Organizing
a 'Walk' in our community is an
opportunity to make a difference.
Raising awareness of the unique
lifetime parenting and bereavement
experience of perinatal loss
ensures that sensitive care is given
to families whose babies die during
pregnancy or shortly after birth,
and that's what we are working
towards.
The Bay, Franklin, Gulf
Healthy Start Coalition, Inc. will
hold its Seventh Annual 'Walk to
Remember' on Saturday, October
11, at 9:00 a.m. at McKenzie Park
in downtown Panama City. The
Walk is designed to provide care-
givers and loss survivors with an
opportunity to memorialize their


prenatal and infant loss experi-
ence. It will also help raise aware-
ness about the importance of the
grief process for families and the
community.
For more information please
contact the Healthy Start Coalition
at 872-4130.


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27-21 lead with 1:53 left in the
game to defeat the Port St. Joe
Sharks in Friday night's game. The
Sharks (2-2, 0-1) looked as if they
were going to answer the Bulldogs'
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Bulldog defender, and the ball fell
incomplete.
Without Randall Johnson and
Garret Garland, two of the Sharks'
top running backs, Port St. Joe
switched to an effective aerial
attack led by quarterback Kenny
McFarland against the Bulldogs.
"Our kids stepped up and
played harder than we have all sea-
son," said head coach John Palmer.
"It was good to see us step up with-
out two of our top running backs,
Randall Johnson (out with a knee
injury) and Garret'Garland (illness).
We need to carry that intensity over
into this week's district game at
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Freeport's opening drive. The
Sharks quickly moved down the
field as McFarland completed three
passes to Bailey for 39 yards, and a
roughing the passer penalty moved
the ball to the Bulldogs' 16 yard
line. On first- and-10 from te 16,
McFarland had a pass tipped at the
line of scrimmage that Freeport
linebacker Seth Anderson inter-
cepted to end the Sharks' drive.
The Bulldogs then put together
another long drive that ended with
a fumble; this time Brandon
Thomas came up with the loose ball
on the first play of the second quar-
ter at the Sharks 16 yard line.
The Sharks then mounted a
12-play, 84-yard scoring drive to
take a 6-0 lead. McFarland capped
off the drive with a 12- yard touch-
down pass to Bailey on a fade route
with 7:59 left in the first half.
Bailey had four catches for 42
yards during the drive, while Ash
Parker had three catches for 34
yards.
Bailey picked off a pass on the
first play of Freeport's ensuing pos-
session. The Sharks quickly got a
first down, and looked to be work-
ing on another big drive, when the
Bulldogs recovered a fumble to end
the drive.
Freeport then drove 61 yards in
eight plays to tie the game at 6-6
with 1:20 left in the half. On fourth-
and-14, quarterback Josh McKay
connected with Zack Bryant for a
39-yard touchdown.
The Sharks took the opening
kickoff of the second half and
marched 72 yards in six plays to
take a 14-6 lead. On the second
play of the drive, McFarland con-
nected with Jake Owens for a 20-
yard gain. Brandon Thomas then
reeled off 17 yards on a run. Owens
then took the inside hand- off on a
trap play, and raced 43 yards to
give the Sharks first-and- goal from
the one yard line. Thomas plunged
in from the one to cap off the drive
with 9:22 remaining in the third
quter.. cFarland connected with
Bailey on a fade for the two point,
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Vic Hamilton (No. 31) and Jake Owens take down Freeport's quarterback as the rest of the Sharks
converge on the play.


Freeport answered with a
three-play, 54-yard scoring drive of
its own. On the first play, Bryant
broke free for a 43-yard gain on a
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Jake Owens returned the ensu-
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with Bailey oni a fade route for a


three-yard touchdown. Kenny
Peltier added the extra point to tie
the game at 21-21 with 9:06 left in
the game.
On the Sharks' next posses-
sion, Seth Anderson picked off a
McFarland pass and returned it to
the Shark 45-yard line.
On third-and-11, McKay com-
pleted a 21-yard pass to J. D.
Davis. On the next play, Bryant
scored on a 25-yard touchdown
run to give the Bulldogs a 27-21
lead with 1:53 remaining in the
game.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
completed 21 of his 35 pass
attempts for 218 yards and threw
two touchdowns and three inter-
ceptions. One interception was
tipped at the line of scrimmage, and
one went through an open receiv-
er's hands. Raye Bailey completed
his only pass attempt for 21 yards.
Bailey had 13 receptions for
130 yards and caught two touch-
down passes. Ash Parker had seven
catches for 83 yards; Jake Owens
had one catch for 20 yards; and
Ai Lonir,:.Smile. caught onepassjfpr
six yards.


Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas.
had 68 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Jake Owens picked up 46 yards on
four carries; and Bailey had an 11-
yard run.
Jake Owens led the Shark-
defense with 13 tackles and 'one
tackle for a loss. Brandon Thomas
had 12 tackles, one tackle for a
loss, and recovered a fumble. Josh
Daily had 10 tackles; while Nick
Reynolds and Stephen Besore each
added eight tackles.
The Sharks will travel to Bristol
this week to take on Liberty County
at 7:30 ET in a District 2-A game.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 0 6 8 7 21
Bulldogs 0 6 8 13 27
STATISTICS
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Rushes/Yards 21/129 49/257
Passing Yards 239 75
Total Yards 368. 332
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Fourth Quarter Surge Carries Sneads Past Wewa


The Wewahitchka Gators
trailed 18-20 in the fourth quarter,
when the Sneads Pirates scored 20
unanswered points to defeat the
Gators 40-18 in Friday night's
homecoming game.
The Pirates set the tempo on
the third play of|the game with a
63-yard touchdoWn to take an early
7-0 lead.
Sneads extended its lead to 13-
0 later in the first quarter with
another long touchdown run, this
time for 88 yards.
With less than a minute left in
the first quarter, the Gators dis-
played an offensive punch of their
own when Johnny Jones raced 88


yards to whittle the Pirates' lead
down to 13-6.
The Gators (2-2, 1-0) closed the
Pirates' gap to 13-12 midway
through the second quarter when
quarterback Sean Bierman con-
nected with Steve Peak for a 19
yard scoring strike. The pass
capped off a six-play, 38-yard drive.
The Pirates stole away the
momentum just before the halftime
festivities with a 12-play drive that
ate up nearly half of the quarter.
Sneads scored on a 16- yard touch-
down pass to take a 20-12 lead into
the half.
Neither team managed to score
in the third quarter, but the Gators


were working on an eight- play
scoring drive as the game went into
the final quarter. Bierman connect-
ed with Peak for their second
touchdown combo of the game, this
time for 16 yards. Bierman ran for
23 yards on a keeper, and connect-
ed with Trey Goodwin on a 22-yard
pass play to keep the drive going
prior to the score. The touchdown
narrowed the Pirates' lead to 20-18.
The next three Sneads' posses-
sions removed any chance the
Gators may have had for a come-
from-behind victory. On their first
play, they scored on a 72-yard
touchdown run to extend their lead
to 27-18.


The Gator defense swarms over a Sneads ball carrier.


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Behind solid protection Gator quarterback Sean Biermcan lets loose a throw aimed at Will Strange.


An interception quickly led to a
two-play, 11-yard scoring drive to
give the Pirates a 33-18 lead.
On its next possession, Sneads
scored on the first play from scrim-
mage on a 58-yard touchdown run
to extend its, lead to 40-18.
Johnny Jones led the Gators
ground game with 128 yards rush-
ing on 13 carries. Sean Bierman
had 45 yards rushing on 11 carries;
Blake Norris picked up 22 yards on
two carries; while Brad Sanders
added 20 yards rushing on seven
carries.
Quarterback Sean Bierman
completed six of his nine pass
attempts for 88 yards and threw
two touchdowns and one intercep-
tion.
Steve Peak had four receptions
for 62 yards and two touchdowns.-
Trey Goodwvih had a 22 \'ard recep-,
uon; whifi'Will St-arnge had one


catch for four yards.
T. J. Easter; led the Gator
defense 'with eight tackles, while
Blake Norris followed with seven.
Will. Strange had an interception,
and Jacob Jackson recovered a
fumble.
The Gators will travel to
Apalachicola this Friday night to
take on the Sharks at 6:30 CT in a
District 2-A game.
Score by, Quarters
Pirates 13 7 0 20 40
Gators 6 6 0 6 18
STATISTICS
WHS SHS
First Downs 10 4
Rushes/Yards 39/225 29/319
Passing Yards 88 79
Total Yards 313 398
Passes 6/12/1 '2/7/1
"Penalues/Yards 4/30 .9/60,,
Fumbles/Lost 3/3 1/1


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Thursday, October 2
GATORS
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Away 4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 7
GATORS
vs
BLOUNTSTOWN
Home 4:00 pm

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sive line the game would be won or
lost by the way they played. They
responded. The line including
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Javon Davis, Shane Knox, Dillon
McGhee, C. J. Abert, Enoch


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praying time under our belts.

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Sunday

October 5

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Mathes, Trubias Hill and Thomas
(Head) Sims fired off the ball open-
ing holes for the Buccaneer backs
all evening long.
The game was a scoreless
defensive battle until, with 2 min-
utes, twenty seconds left in the first
half, Darrell Smith took a pitch out,
scampered around right end and
went 72 yards for the first
Buccaneer TD. The PAT failed.
On the opening drive of the
second half two nice runs by Calvin
Pryor, a powerful run for a first
down by Chris Cochran with two
Tigers on his back, and a 15 yard
face mask penalty on the Tigers put
PSJ on the Blountstown 15. Smith
did the rest. When the line opened
up a good hole off tackle he burst
through, cut to the sideline and
scored again. This time Rock


Mexico Beach Police Report
During the week of September
22 through September 28, the
Mexico Beach Police department
answered 37 calls for service, and
investigated two thefts.
Officers issued three traffic
citations and two traffic warnings.
During this same time period,
officers made one arrest: Adam
David Johnson, 800 N. 15th Street,


Quinn made sure the conversion
was successful with a strong run
for the two points.
Once again the Buccaneer
defense played outstanding foot-
ball. They gave up only two first
downs, none in the second half and
ended the game knocking
Blountstown for an eight-yard loss
on their last play. The win put the
Bucs in a first place tie with
Apalachicola who is their next
opponent.

School Board Meeting Changed
The regular monthly meeting of
the Gulf County School Board,
scheduled for 9 a.m. CT on
Tuesday in Wewahitchka has been
changed to 11:30 a.m. CT, in the
media center at Wewa High School.


Having a Jewel of a Dinner


Having a Jewel of a Dinner


by Tim Croft
While visiting from Aiken, S.C.,
Charles and Shirley Steele experi-
enced the sort of nouveau cuisine
rarely found outside the Forgotten
Coast.
Call it Jewel of the Bi-valve a la
Apalachicola.
While dining at the Gulf Sands
Restaurant at St. Joe Beach during
a recent evening, Mr. Steele was
savoring some local oysters when
his teeth hit, well, it wasn't oyster.
"I thought it was part of an oys-
ter shell," he recalled.
To Mrs. Steele, that wincing
nails-across-chalkboard sort of


sound indicated something more
distressful.
"I thought it was his tooth," she
said.
Pearly white was correct but,
in this case, as in pearl.
A rather significant pearl at
that, roughly the diameter of a AA
battery.
Certainly the foundation for a
piece of jewelry, attested to in the
smile on Mrs. Steele's face when
asked.
"I'm going to take it home and
use it for a pendant or a necklace,"
she beamed.


Antique & Collector Car

Show October 4th


Antique and collector cars,
trucks and motorcycles will be on
display for the largest car show in
the Wiregrass Region during the
21st Annual Antique and Collector
Car Show at Landmark Park in
Dothan, Alabama on Saturday.
October 4th.
Over 150 vehicles are expected
to be on display in 41 different
classes, the 41 classes include A-
Models; antique and modified
Mustangs, Corvettes, Chevrolets,
Camaros and Firebirds; Street
Rods; Muscle Cars; antique motor-
cycles and scooters; foreign cars;
Late Great Chevy's; Mini-Trucks
and more. Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles
and Buicks will be this year's fea-
tured cars and will be showcased
around the park's Victorian-styled
gazebo. Awards will be given for the
club with the most participation
and for the oldest vehicle registered.
The car show is,hosted by the
Wiregrass Antique and Collector
Car Club and all proceeds will ben-


efit Landmark Park, a not-for-profit
organization. Visitors can view the
Scars from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m.
The registration fee to enter' a
vehicle is $15.00 per car. Vehicles
can be registered the day of the
show from 8:00 until 11:30 a.m. To
receive a registration form, please
contact the park office at 334-794-
3452.
Landmark Park is located on
U.S., Highway 431, three miles
north of Dothan's Ross Clark Circle.
The 100 acre park features an
1890's living history farmstead,
nature trails, wildlife exhibits, inter-
pretive center and planetarium,
shaded picnic area and more.
Admission to the car show is
$4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children
ages 4 14, and free for park mem-
bers and children 3 and under.
Concessions will also be available.
For more information, call the park
or visit their website at www.land-
markpark.com.


Lot 111, Mexico Beach, sexual bat-
tery.
PSJ Police Beat
September 20: two come-a-
longs were found in' the area of 20th
Street and Marvin Avenue. The
owner can claim the property at the
Port St. Joe Police Department, 410
Williams Ave. or call (850) 229-
8265.


NORTH FLORIDA CHILD DEVELOPMENT, INC.

is now offering
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s 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
At the following locations:

&/' NORTH GULF COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER /
V 130 East River Road (Main Street Site)
Call Bridgett Miller @ 639-3541

SSOUTH GULF COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
153 Redfish Street (Highland View)
S Call Stephanie Howze @ 229-6415


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Buccaneers Beat Blountstown 14-0


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The Blountstown Tigers, in
their quest for a Big Bend Football
League championship, came to Port
St. Joe Tuesday night to try to
defeat the Buccaneers. They were
met by a team that was far smaller
than they, but a team determined
to keep their record perfect.


A FLUORIDE &

YOUR TEETH
: Some communities have always had lower
tooth decay rates than others. Until the
1930's, no one could explain why. Today,
however, we know the reason: The drinking
water in those communities contains the right
Amount of fluoride.
l l;, Fluoride, we have discovered, is one way
to help combat tooth decay. It protects teeth
by making them tougher and more resistant to erosion. To reduce
dental decay, one part fluoride per million parts water should be pre-
sent in the drinking water supply. Since the 1940's, hundreds of sci-
entific studies have shown that using fluoride at this level produces no
harmful effects.
In addition to being safe, fluoridation is also an inexpensive way
to improve dental health. Fluoridating a community's water supply
can cost as little as 20 per person per year. Also, if people drink opti-
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Anelise Cimino
To Attend Young
Leaders
Conference
Anelise Cimino, former resi-
dent of Port St. Joe, has been
selected to attend the Junior
National Young Leaders Conference
(JrNYLC) in Washington, D.C. from
November 1st 6th.
The JrNYLC is a unique leader-
ship development program for mid-
dle school students.
Anelise is the daughter of Dana
and Rich Cimino and now resides
in New Philadelphia, Ohio.


Anelise Cimino


River Rollins
Look Who's 2!
River Rollins celebrated his
second birthday with a Blues Clues
party at his home in Howard Creek.,
Helping him celebrate were his
grandparents, Melvin and Wanda
Ward, Karen Rollins, Uncle Adam
Rollins, Florance Pritichard, John
Garner, Aunt Kasey and Maddie
Lou Gunde from NC. Also present
were Uncle Rusty, Aunt Merdith,
Hunter Ward, Jessy Oltz, Carol
Anderson, Lacey Linton, Kristi
Whitfield, and Addison Burkett.
Iiver is the son of Bo and
Kandi Rollins.
GULF COUNTY SCHOOLBOARD
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
October-7. 2003
REGULAR OCTOBER BOA-'RD DILEE iN'-
TIME: 9"" -, .1 r :T
LOCATION:Wewahltchka High School Media Center
Agenda
I. HEAR FROM PUBLIC
II. ADOPTION OFAGENDA
III. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Approval of Minutes
B. Budget Matters/Payment of Bills
C. Personnel
D. Student Matters
E. Surplus Property
IV. PROGRAM MATTERS
V. CONSTRUCTION MATTERS
VI. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT
VII. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
IX. DISCUSSION ITEMS
BOARD WORKSHOP
TIME: Immediately Following Board Meeting
LOCATION: Wewahitchka Elementary School Office
Agenda
I. Construction
II. Student Matters
III. Save-a-Friend Hotline
IV. PSJE Medical Issues Health Department
Request
V. FSBA Communications Campaignnf
VI. 2002-03 Transportation Annual Summary
VII. TCP Conference
VIII. December 2003 November 2004 Tentative
Calendar
IX. Athletic Trainers
X. 6th Grade Tiansition WMS
XI. Principal's Request
XII. 2004 Graduation and Baccalaureate Dates
XIII. Superintendent/Board Member Concerns
XIV. Personnel
EXECUTIVE SESSION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING
BOARD WORKSHOP


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Colton Byrd
Colton Is Five
Gregory "Colton" Byrd turned
five years old on Saturday,
September 27th. His special day
was celebrated by his mom, dad,
sister, brother, grandparents,
many other family members and
friends at Chuck E. Cheese.
Colton is the son of Greg and
Kelli Byrd of Overstreet. He is the
grandson of the late L. David Dean
of Wewahitchka, Julianne Eaker of
Overstreet and Gerald and Sarah
Byrd of White City.


10th Annual Gulf
County Health Fair
The tenth annual Gulf County
Health Fair will be held Friday,
October 10th, from 9:00 to 1:00
CST at the Wewahitchka Senior
Citizens Community Center. Local
health care professionals and other
agencies will be available to offer
tests, consultations, and informa-
tion to the public free of charge.
Services include testing blood
pressure, vision, hearing, bone
density, cholesterol, blood sugar
and much more. There also will be
door prizes.
The Center is located at 314
3rd Street in Wewahitchka. The
Health Fair is sponsored by the
Gulf County Senior Citizens and
the Gulf County Interagency
Council.

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MLS#96079 St. Joe Beach $799,500
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MLS#96380 Indian Pass $595,000
MLS#95458 Cape San Blas $425,000

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


MLS#96703 109A 37th Street Gulf View 3 bed-
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MLS#97009 Cabin 2 Mexico Beach 1 bedroom 1
bath Mobile Cabin in Rustic Sands Campground. This
sale is for the cabin only. There is a land lease fee of
$300, that includes everything except your phone. If
you want a place at the beach, without the expense, this
is it!!! Also has a very good rental history. $28,000


Lot Listings:


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

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


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Mrs. David Anderson Smith

Bell and Smith


United In Matrimony


Stacy Leigh Bell and David
Anderson Smith were married at-
7:00 p.m. Saturday, September
20th, in Key West. The Rev. Arlo
Peterson officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lonnie B. Bell, Jr. of
Panama City. She is the grand-
daughter of Dessie Bell of Port St.
Joe, Opal O'Neal of Panama City,
the late Lonnie B. Bell, Sr. and the-
late Fred E. O'Neal.
The groom is the son of Mr. and


Savannah Leann i~ibson





Gulf County Alt,
Health
Department
iHealth Link


Mrs. Roy Smith of Port St. Joe. He
is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Hannon of Port St. Joe and
the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith.
Kayce Costin of Port St. Joe
was matron of honor. The groom's
brother, Hannon Smith was best
man.
After a reception at the
Doubletree Grand Key Resort, the
couple honeymooned in Key West.
They make their home in Port
St. Joe.


Look Who's 6
SSavannah Leann Gibson
turned six years old on September
3rd. She celebrated her birthday in
Panama City'with a Chuck E.
'Cheese party. Many of her friends,
family, and little sister Brooklyn
attended for her special day.
Savannah is the daughter of
Heather Raffield Sheppard of
Panama City and Steve Gibson of
Port St. Joe. 'She, is the grand-
daughter oi Ronnie and Peggy
Raffield of Port St. Joe and Greg
and Tommie Jo Sharratt of Alford.





St. Joseph

Care

of Florida, Inc


Located in the
: GULF COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
At 2475 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe 227-1276
In Wewahitchka, call 639-2644


Lisa Clayton of Apalachicola
and Jason Walls of Fort Walton
Beach will be married on Saturday,
October 4th, at 6:00 p.m. EST.
S The bride is the daughter of
Michael Clayton, stepdaughter of
Denise Clayton, both of Indian
Pass, and mother Evon Mills from
Fort Walton Beach. Lisa is the
granddaughter of Bertha Clayton of
Port St. Joe, Trudi Mills of Lanark,
Carol Mills of Alligator Point, and
Lamar Smith of Apalachicola. She
is the great-granddaughter of J.S.
Babbs of Georgetown, TN.
The groom is the son of Colonel
Jeffrey and Jani Walls of


Happy

1st

Birthday


Miles Allen Butler
We Love T: :
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Grand Parents & Family


Port City Self Storage
CLIMATE CONTROLLED,
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
6x9
7x9
8x10
8 x12
8 x 20


Monthly Tax Total'


Rent
$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00
$110.00,


Alburquerque, NM. Jason is the
grandson of Capt. (Ret.) Pete and
Barb Walls of Sapphire: NC,
Barbara Blanchard of Rochester.
NY, 'and Grandma Sand\ of
Fairport, NY. He, is the great-
grandson of Elmer Davisson of
Danville, IN.
Lisa is employed at The Port
Fine Wine & Spirits, and Jason at
A&E Development of NW FL. They
now reside in St. Joe Beach.
The wed~ling will take place at
Beacon Hill Park,, with reception to
.follow at the' Centennial Building.
All friends and. family are invited to
attend.


850.227.1592
800.261.1892 J
www.capesanblas.net
8022 Cape San Bias Road,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Barbara Arendt


Broker/Owner


$,5.14 $ 84.14
$ 5.79 $ 94.79
$ 6.37 $104.37
$ 6.50 $106.50
$10.40' $170.40


Unit Monthly Tax
Size 'Rent
9.5 x8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05
10 x20 $174.00 $11.31
12x 16 $167.00 $10.86
11 x i8 $172.00 $11.18


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

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Savannah Miss Photogenic


Savannah Cheyenne Sewell
was nominated Miss Photogenic
2003 during The Miss Autumn Leaf
Pageant on September 6th, in her
home town of Maysville, Georgia.


She is the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sewell of White
City and the daughter of Marvin
and Cheryl Sewell. She has a big
sister, Alexandria Nicole Sewell.


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.St. Joe Beach

Saturday, October 4th

1 6 p.m. Eastern Time


Linda Ann Ulm and Eric Scott
Freeman were united in marriage
in the presence of family and
friends on August 30, at the First
United Methodist Church in Port
St. Joe. Reverend Dan Rhodes offi-
ciated the 6:00 p.m. double ring
ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of the
late James P. Bass and the late
Myrtle Bass Walters of Port St. Joe,
and the groom is the son of Mrs.
Greta Freeman and the late Robert
"Bob" Freeman of Port St: Joe.
Attending the bride were maid
of honor Joanne Flanagan, and
bridesmaid Diane Furstenburg,
sisters of the groom. Miss. Mattie
Flanagan, niece of the groom was
the flower girl. The groom was
attended by best man Chuck
Tharpe,' and groomsman Tod


Kuhn, friends of the groom. Ushers
were Josey Freeman, son of the
groom and Justin Pierce, cousin of
the bride: Director of the wedding
was Mrs. Kim Tharpe.
The bride, given in marriage by
Howard Neel, wore a gown of peau
satin featuring a ballroom skirt and
semi-cathedral train. The lialter
bodice was of embroidered batten-
burg lace encrusted with pearls
and sprinkled with crystal sequins.
Seed pearls accentuated the scal-
loped edge hemline of the skirt and
train.
The reception immediately fol-
lowedt at the St. Joseph Bay
Country Club.
The couple honeymooned in
Key West and currently live in Port
St. Joe.


55 Alive Driving Class


A.A.R.P. 55 Alive will be hold-
ing its fall safe driving classes for
seniors (age 50+) in October. The
first class is being held in Mexico
Beach at the Civic Center on
October 7th and 8th (Tuesday and
Wednesday) at 9:00( a.mi. to 1:00
p.m. Central Time. The second
class will be held' at the Senior
Center'on Library Street in Port St.
Joe oin the 28th and 29th of
October from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. Eastern Time.


At the conclusion of the class,
participants will receive a certifi-
cate that entitles the person to a
discount on their insurance.
Taking the class also helps to pro-
tect both I he driver and his/.her '
loved ones by making them a better
and safer driver.
To register, call' Ruth
McLaughlin at 850-648-3067.
Walk-ins are welcome, if the class
is not filled.


PBJHS 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.


Tucker Life-Health
Insurance Agency, Inc.
GROUP HEALTH
DENTAL COVERAGE

OtSmC! IeGENT
Ross E. Tucker, CLU
Registered Health Underwriter

800-226-7005


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Akers Home 8113 Coquina Drive
From Anchor office on St. Joe Beach: traveling towards Mexico Beach (west) on
Hwy 98, go 1.2 miles to Seashores Road. Turn right on Seashores, go 2 blocks then
turn right on Americus Avenue. Property is 2 blocks down on the corer of
Americus Avenue and Coquina Drive.
Great gulf-view three bedrooms & two bath home.located close to the
beach with deeded beach assess. Features tile throughout .the home
except the bedrooms are carpet. Home has 'two car garage and many
extras. MLS#96372.
Call Ron Kelly at 866-692-3224.


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S On October 28, 1978 Eddie Peak & Teresa Qaskin
became one, and now it is 25 years later. And their chil-
dren are hosting a 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration
where they will renew their vows once again with family
and friends on October 18, 2003 at 7 o' clock E.S.T.
in the evening.
The ceremony will take place at the St. Joseph's Bay
Country Club, 700 Country Club Road, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All family and friends are invited to attend, No
local invitations will be sent out.



Real Estate A
Answers to Real Estate questions
from your local Century 21 Agents.
VACATION HOMES ARE BECOMING
A REALITY FOR MORE HOMEOWNERS
r-.( "^*' By:Brenda Miller .
whether it's a lakefront cottage or a log cabin in the woods, a vaca-
tion home often seems to be a dream that only the wealthy can afford.
But these days, you don't have to be a millionaire to own one.
A nationwide survey shows the median household income of second-home owners is
$46,500. And, according to recent statistics, there were 7.2 million U.S. households in 1990 that
owned some kind of recreational property or second home for vacation purposes. That number is'
expected to.at least double and possibly triple over the next 10 years. With today's continued low
interest rates, the tax advantages a second home can bring, and a wide selection of areas experi-
encing solid home price appreciation,' this is an excellent time to consider purchasing a second
home as an investment and a great getaway place.
When searching for your second home, remember to investigate the area thoroughly.. Ask a
Recltor(r) and the local chamber of commerce to provide information packets, maps and brochures.
Take time to visit the area several times a few months prior to and during its peak seasonss. Are
the crowds unbearable? Is the weather unpredictable?
Speak with a local Realtor regarding current and past home prices. Knowing the area's sales
history will help determine the market value of the homes and effectively predict their appreciation
potential.
Once you've settled on a community, work with a Realtor and lending institution to determine
how much home you can afford. Drive around the town and its neighborhoods. Experience the
day-to-day activity around potential properties. Keep in mind you may decide to retire to the area
one day. Will the property serve two purposes that of vacation and retirement home? More and
more Americans are purchasing vacation properties in areas where they plan to eventually retire.
Remember, vacation homes remain a good investment and provide substantial deductions on
yearly tax forms if they meet certain criteria. As the laws are ever-changing, complex and detailed,
consult your real estate agent, who will usually work with a tax attorney or certified accountant, to
calculate the tax benefits of owning a second home.
Relaxing in your own home in that dream vacation spot is not out of your reach. More and
more Americans are realizing that owning a vacation home is do-able not to mention a good
investment and a peaceful retreat for years to come.


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Sales (850) 648-5683 Toll


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New Computer Service Available at GT Corn


GT Com is proud to announce
it is now offering computer network
design and consulting. The compa-
ny has added full-time Network
Sales and Support Engineer, Ryan
R. Gelatka to its staff to meet the
growing needs of DSL High-Speed
Internet in the workplace.


Mr. Gelatka is a Computing
Technology Industry Association
certified network engineer who has
come to the GT Con team from
Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a degree
in Computer Information Systems
from NMTI and has successfully
operated his own business in the


Republican Vice Chair Speaks


to Local Group at Port Inn


Last week on a damp, rainy
Monday evening when most Port
St. Joe residents were scurrying
home, a large number of civic-
minded folk gathered to discuss
the future of their community,
their county and their country.
The Gulf County Republican
Party's monthly meeting, held the
third Monday of each month,
brings together the party's leaders
with the county's members so both
can stay informed and act as a sin-
gle voice.
The keynote speaker for the
September meeting was the state
vice-chair of the Republican Party.
Florida's "Everglades czar" J.
Allison DeFoor II, 49. He was a
county judge at 26, Monroe sheriff
at 34 and a GOP lieutenant gover-
nor nominee at 36 now he is


heavily involved in ensuring the
success of the Republican party in
Florida and is an owner of a suc-
cessful firm deeply committed to
the conservation of American's
Nature resources.
I, In a casual, conversational,.
manner, DeFoor eXplained the
position of Republicans on the
topic of "conservationists not envi-
ronmentalists". The coming togeth-
er of commerce and natural
resources are inevitable and both
must be promoted and protected.
"We are fortunate to have a
committed leader like Jeb Bush at
the helm", stated DeFoor. "Florida's
budget to ensure the protection of
our natural resources is greater
than the budgets of most third-
world-countries." This year Florida
will invest nearly. $1B on our envi-
ronment. "This investment will
ensure our grandchildren and their
children will have this wonderful
natural treasure to enjoy."
A packed house, at The Port
Inn, listened to Allison DeFoor
speak on the dynamics of all the
upcoming elections in Florida's
state races as well as offering some
flavor on national races and the bid
for the Presidency in 2004.
Also present at the September
meeting were Freddie Lewis and
Carl Lewis who spoke about the
Boys II Men organization. Designed
to mentor young men 5 to 13 years
old with positive role models, the
young men who prosper from the
efforts of this worthy organization
are predominantly from single-par-
ent homes. Boys II Men deliver
organized activities that begin to


teach strong self-esteem and instill
a sense of purpose in life.
As a closing note and as the
inspiration for the mission of the
organization, Freddie Lewis quoted
Dr. David Langston, Gulf County's
leading African-American
Republican Party member when he
said, "look at your friends and see
your future".
The Gulf County Republican
Party will meet again on Monday,
October 20th at The Port Inn, start-
ing at 7:00 p.m. All interested par-
ties are invited to attend.


field since 1998.
Gelatka will be based in the
Port St. Joe office but will serve
business networking needs from
Perry to Florala.
"High-Speed DSL Internet is
growing very rapidly across
Northwest Florida," says company
president, Jim Faison, "and, now
more than ever, business owners
want to know that their computer
systems are reliable, secure and
efficient."
According to RHK Inc.
Research, broadband Internet con-
tinues rapid growth with DSL sub-
scriptions increasing by 13% glob-
ally in the second quarter of 2003
and cable modem growing by 8% in
the same period. With its new serv-
ice, GT Com will now provide LAN
design, implementation and
upgrades, Wide Area Network
Solutions, and Security and
Performance Analysis.
Gelatka says he meets many
businesses that feel frustrated and
lost, "they've met a lot of people out
there claiming to be computer
experts." He says he works to deliv-
er increased productivity through


PUBLIC NOTICE


A Public Hearing will be held at the Board
of County Commissioners (BOCC) meet-
ing on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 6:00
p.m. EST. The public hearing will be held
in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert
M. Moore Administration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costin St. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida. The public hearings will be to
discuss and act on the following:


Preliminary Plat Approval Robert Green
- Parcel ID #3171-001R 3.32 acres in
Section 15, Township 9 South, Range 10
West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum
4 unit subdivision subject Oto all devel-


opment regulations


required


by Gulf


County. .


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



Robert Green









Hendrix
3171-080

Indian Lagoon


Publish October 2 and 9, 2003


less [computer] downtime. "I know
there is a love-hate relationship
with your computer," says Gelatka,
"but we can help make that better."
Gelatka resides at Mexico
Beach and says he loves the area
and its people, "I've already been
busy with needs ranging from the
State Attorney's Office to small doc-
tor's offices."


Ryan Gelatka
will serve
business
networking
needs for GT
Com cus-
tomers from
Perry to
Florala.


FACT:
Most rental web sites are hard to navigate.
QUESTION:
Does it have to be this way?
ANSWER:

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FACT:
Call other rental companies at 2 a.m. with an
emergency and you get a recording.
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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Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
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The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
mention Great Food). This is a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com

8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Closed Sunday & Monday


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OBITUARIES


Betty Joyce Carroll
Betty Joyce Carroll, 68, of
Eastpoint, died Wednesday,
September 17th, at her home.
She was a native of Myrtle
Grove and had resided in Eastpoint
for 15 years. She was a homemak-
er and of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by I- r sons,
Norman Freeman of Milton,
Charles Carroll, Jr. and Bobby
Carroll both of Eastpoint; daugh-
ters, Pam Watson and Catherine
Carroll both of Eastpoint; brothers,
Billy Lord of Pensacola, Eldridge
Lord of Alabama, and James Lord
of Pensacola; sisters Ailene
Harrison of Pensalcola and Jerlene
Woods of Pensacola; nine grand-
children and twelve great grand-
children. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Charles
Carroll, Sr.
Funeral services were held
Friday, September 19 with inter-
ment in Eastpoint Cemetery.


Burlah Edna

(Byrd) Wood
Burlah Edna (Byrd) Wood, 84,
of Port St. Joe, passed away Friday,
September 5th in a local hospital.
She was born in Panama City and
was a longtime resident of Port St.
Joe. Mrs. Wood was a homemaker
and an avid gardener. She was a
devoted mother, grandmother, and,
friend.
Mrs. Wood was preceded in
death by her husband, M.C. Wood;
daughter, Boncile Birgenheier; two
brothers, James E. Byrd and Gene
Byrd; and a son-in-law, Eugene
Raffield.
She is survived by four chil-
dren, Emogene Raffield, Buddy
Wood and wife Linda, Elaine
Barnes and husband Jerry, and
Diane, Thursby and husband
Rickey, all of Port St. Joe; son-in-
law, Leo G. Birgenheier of
Springfield, Alabama; 11 grandchil-
dren, Mike and Tim Birgenheier,
Connie Raffield Worrill, Eugene and
Randy Raffield, Edward Wood,
Catherine Godwin, Karen Barnes
McCroan, Keith Barnes, Brad and
John Thursby;,23 great-grandchil-
dren; three brothers, Charles Byrd,
Tommy Byrd and Albert Byrd; and
four sisters, Audra McLawhon,
Joan Duke, Shirley Byrd, and Mary
Armstrong.
Funeral services were on
Sunday, September 7th, with Mrs.
Wood's grandsons, Mike and Tim
Birgenheier, officiating. Interment
followed at Holly Hill Cemetery.


Christina F. Staples
Christina Frances Staples, 85,
of Wewahitchka, passed away
Wednesday, September 24. Mrs.
Staples moved to this area in the
late 70's from Carmel, Maine. She
was a member of The Potter's
House and for many years taught
the precious children of our city
about Jesus.
Funeral services were held
Monday, September 29, at 4:00
p.m. at The Potter's House in
Wewahitchka with the Rev. Rodney
Leaman and the Rev. Allen
Crabtree officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Jehu Cemetery.
Mrs. Staples is survived by two
brothers; two daughters; one son;
17 grandchildren; 24 great-grand-
children; and seven great-great-
grandchildren.
She was loved by all who knew
her, cherished by family and
friends. Her life was one that would
be an example to all. She will be
missed always.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Janis Marie Harris
Janis Marie Harris, of Port St.
Joe, passed away Friday,
September 26th.
She is survived by two sons,
Eric Lamark Harris and Armonde
Gaston Harris, of Port St. Joe; a
sister, Dianne Monroe (Melvin) of
Marianna; two brothers, William
Harris of Graceville and Sidney
Harris (Pam) of Port St. Joe; four
foster sisters; four foster brothers;
two aunts; and 'her grandfather,
Wayne Bryant of Port St. Joe.
Funeral services will be held at
2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4, at
New Bethel AME Church in Port St.
Joe with the Rev. Calvin Griffin offi-
ciating. Interment will follow at
Forest Hill Cemetery. The visita-
tion will be held at the church from
12:00 p.m. until time for the serv-
ice.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Michael H. Hammock
-Michael HllUard Hammock. 45.
of Bnstol. passed away Thursday,
September 25th, at his home. Mr.
Hammock was born in Port St. Joe
and had lived in Liberty County for
three years and was a local busi-
nessman in Blountstown.
Survivors include his wife,
Dorothy Gregory Hammock of
Bristol; his mother, Elizabeth Wize


Port St. Joe


Garden


Club News
The Port St. Joe Garden Club's
regular meeting has been changed
from October 9th to Tuesday,
October 14th, at 2:00 p.m. because
members will go to Marianna
October 9th to attend the District II
fall meeting.
Pat McFarland will be the guest
speaker at the October meeting and
will show how to propagate hibis-
cus.
Everyone is invited and mem-
bers are encouraged to attend as
this will be the final meeting before
the "Christmas in the Gardens"
program to be held November 8th
from 10:00 to 4:00. The public is
also invited to attend the
"Christmas in the Gardens".


McLawhon Family


Express Thanks
The family of George
McLawhon would like to express
their heartfelt thanks and appreci-
ation to everyone who was there for
us at our time of bereavement.
A special thanks to Rev. Danny
Odum for officiating, Carol Horton
for the music, Ronnie Hogan for
singing George's favorite song, and
the Rev. Gene Witzky for his special
words.
Thanks to all for the wonderful
food, Bibles, and flowers. It is so
good to have friends and family at a
time like this. Your prayers have
been felt.
In His Love,
Audra and family

of Hendersonville, TN; one daugh-
ter, Shana Melissa Hammock of
Port St. Joe; and two sisters,
JoBeth Buell of Tallahassee, and
Jacque Simmons of
Hendersonville, TN.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, September 27th, at the
Adams Funeral Home Chapel in
Blountstown, with the Rev. James
D. Moebes officiating. Adams
Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.


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Pumpkins Hay (For Sale)
Collards, Turnips, Mustards (CleanedorJcleaned)
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Sweet Potatoes . . .49 Ib
Tomatoes . .... ....790 Ib
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Peacebuilders for the Week Sept. 22 -26: Front row, from left, 1st grade, Lindsay furr; Kindergarten, Shawn
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Senior Citizens Golf Tourney


Scores Big for Program


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens salute St. Joseph Bay
Country Club,- staff and the select
shot hole sponsors who made the
Select Shot a success.
The hole sponsors were:
Pristine Pools, Bank Trust,
Emerald Coast Credit Union,
Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Port
Side Trading, IBS Wireless, Capital
City Bank, Duren's Piggly Wiggly,
G.A. Foods, Phyllis Moore, 5 Star
Auto Collision Centre, C.Q.
Development, Ace Hardware, Napa
Auto Parts, St. Joe Rent All, Fred
Witten, Bay Artiques, The Star,
Bayside Lumber, Kesley Cdlbert,
Roberson -& Friedman P.A., and
Port St: Joe Rotary.
The Wewahitchka business
hole sponsors were: Sea Breeeze
BBQ, Rich's IGA, Ake's Septic
Tank, Inc., Cunningham Auto
Sales, Maxine's Restaurant,
Harold's Auto Parts, J.C.W.
Trucking. Inc., Rish Tupelo Honey,
Cox Transmission. TIc.. Gulf Coast
Electnc Cooperaiive, L.L. Lanier &
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Speedway, Dr. David B. Lister,
D.M.D., Gulf Liquors (Good
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Wooten/Bi rmingham.
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Kilmer, who was also a hole spon-
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Thanks also to the special'
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Williams, Danny Raffield, The Port,


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and Triple B Sports Supply.
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arid Gulf Coast Rehabin, Panama
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The following volunteers also
played a part in helping to make
the tournament successful: Dick
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Eddie Gimenez, Verna Burch,
Barbara Mannon, Bill Strang, and
Bill Lyles.
The winning teams of the 2003
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Rosasco; Second Place, Floyd Hale,
Jack Wright, Barry Whaley, D.C.
Gaskin; and Third Place, Pat
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Board of Directors, staff,
Superintendent and crew for pro-
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"EveryDay Truth" Announces Winner


The winner of "EveryDay
Truth" OutReach Ministry comput-
er give-away is: Linda G. Hardy,
275 26th Avenue, Apalachicola.
We want to thank everyone
who stopped by our table at Piggly
Wiggly to buy a ticket. We especial-
ly want to thank George Duren for
allowing us the time and space in
front of his store.
All proceeds benefited the

Mullet Plates For Sale
at Abe Springs Baptist
October 4th
On Saturday, October 4th, Abe
Springs Baptist Church will be sell-
ing mullet plates starting at 10:30
a.m.
The dinners will consist of fried
mullet, hushpuppies, cheese grits,
cole slaw or baked beans, cake,
and tea for $5.00. Proceeds go to
help purchase groceries for The
Bread of Life Food Ministries.
Stop by the church for a deli-
cious mullet plate and support a
worthwhile ministry. The church is
located on Highway 275 South.
Call 674-5880 for more informa-
tion.


"EDT" prison ministry. The prison
ministry has 145 inmates who
receive our letters and literature
every Monday morning. During
this, our first year, with the direc-


- Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
- Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. (for all ages)
- Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.


tion of the annointing of the Holy
Ghost, we have assisted eight
inmates, to receive the salvation of
Christ through the Word of God.'
We pray that in the coming year


Glad Tidings Celebrates Annual


we'll be able to share the Good,
News with many more.
Thanks again to all who partic-
ipated in this computer give-away.,
God bless you.

Youth Days Planned


Homecoming Service October 5th at Victory Temple


Glad Tidings Assembly of God
will be celebrating their 61st
Annual Homecoming Service on
Sunday, October 5th.
The service will begin at 10:00
a.m. with special guests, The
Pippins. Following the service there
will be a covered dish dinner in the
fellowship hall.

Beach Baptist Chapel

Dinner Menu
The menu for Wednesday,
October 8th, is ham, peas, potato
casserole, dessert and tea.
Orders may be placed by call-
ing the church at 647-5026. Eat in
or take out available.
The church is located at 311
Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

SSST. 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 Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, EL 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.
"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725
#Iru WHB 1M o mwi xolt,4 t W FW 6


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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe". 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pas'tr
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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than


Worship
Bible Study
Wednesday


F The Potter's House
;-- WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
S.8- I Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
-.. 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ............................ 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ...................... ... 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


Pastor Joey Smith and the
members of Glad Tidings invite the
public to join them for this special
service. The church is located on
East Orange and Main Street in
Wewahitchka.


Gospel Sing at New

Harvest Fellowship
New Harvest Fellowship
Church of Wewahitchka will hold
its monthly gospel sing on Sunday,
October 5th at 6:00 p.m. CT. The
featured group this month is
"Fortress" of Liberty County. The
community is invited to attend.
New Harvest Fellowship is
located at 1800 N. Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka. The support of the
community is appreciated. For
more information, call 639-9698 or
639-3716.




S229-TIPS

(229-8477)

DRUG TIPS LINE

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Victory Temple First Born
Holiness Church will be holding its
annual youth day observance on
Saturday and Sunday, October 4th
and 5th.
On Saturday, at 7:00 p.m., the
gospel rock band "Forgiven" from
Beach Baptist Chapel will be in
concert.
On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Elder
Melvin Riley "Hometown Boy" will
be the guest speaker.
Pastor Gathers and the youth
department would like to invite
everyone to the services. Go and be
blessed!!
The church is located on the
corner ofAve. D and Martin Luther
King Blvd.

Zion Fair Missionary Baptist

to Host Anniversary Dinner

Oct, 12th
The Usher Board of Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church wel-
comes the comtiiunity to attend
their First Anniversary dinner in
honor of more than fifty years as
"Dedicated Servants" on Sunday,
October 12th, at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
The church is located at 280
Avenue C, Port St. Joe. For further
information, call 229-8515.
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The Rev. Thomas I. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-27-1417 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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4* 508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756
'US d h Sixteenth Street
unday Worship ......10 a.m.
Fellowship Time ...,. 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. M
*Sunday School
*Young Children 8 /

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


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

_Iiglans Videfa 1aptfist (Tur c


382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
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NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS!
JUST LETTING GOP 00 CHURCH HIS WAY!


bJuFnay trLhoou
Morning Worship
Evening Service
Discipleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


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


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


10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Director of Youth Ministries
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


Sarge: A Good Dog


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Sarge, a small male terrier, 1 1//2
years old. (pictured); five
beagle/walker crosses; 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 beautiful
eleven month old male mix;
Jetson, a reddish brown semi-long-
haired male.
Romeo, a small male terrier


puppy; Homer, a nice creme col-
ored lab male; Pnncess. a nice
female mixed breed about sixteen
months old, Bo Bo, a black and
white American bulldog with
cropped ears and docked tail; a
Walker/beagle puppy 8 10 weeks
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.


Pre-School Story Time at Library


On Tuesday, October 7th, pre-
school story time will resume again
at the Gulf County Public Library
in Port St. Joe. The story time will
begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Featured stories will be on the fall


season. The program is free, for
children three to five years of age,
arid ill last for 30 minutes.
Call the library at 229-8879 for
more information, or to reserve a
seat for your child.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches

S314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
SSunday Bible Study... ............10:00 amEST
A Sunday Worship ...................11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study........................................ 7:00 pm EST
j I I "WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



-+ + ST. JOHN'S
++ EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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



Family Life 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 St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalchicola... ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 *Family Life Church
Wewahitghka,


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
1 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'PROVIDbD Church/Office: 648-8820




Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
CASUAL CONTEMPORARY CHRIST-CENTERED


Sunday:
Sunday School 9:00
Worship 10:00
Small Groups 6:00
Wednesday:
Night 7:00


For more
information:


227-1180
www.graceeagles. org


Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

Lon Avenue
BAPTIST CHURCH
1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe 229-8691


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Parent Conference Oct 4th


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


software resources, homework
tips, school to community, hand-
writing tips, procedural safe-
guards and reading tips.
The conference is co-spon-
sored by Bay District Schools and
Florida Diagnostic and Learning
Resources System/Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium
(FDLRS/PAEC). For more informa-
tion, call 872-4251 or 1-877-873-
7232, ext. 2260.


hark Tall


By Lloyd Price
Where did the, month of
September go? I also sit and won-
der sometimes where my high
school career went. It seems like I
was a freshman yesterday, and
today I'm a senior. Time really does
fly; I'm sure it will not be long
before graduation. Seniors, I know
that you're ready for that time.
Now, fqr the announcements.
The welding class in in full speed
ahead. The class is full of young
eager students ready to add weld-
ing to their list of skills. They do
grills and small repairs for the
,public at a small donation. For
more information, contact Tommy
Knox at 229-8251.
Congratulations to the football
team for their victory against
Freeport. Hope you all gain anoth-.
er victory against Bristol this week,
good luck.
Seniors, October the 9th will
be the time to order your senior
portraits. Also, if you have not paid
your $35.00 for your cap and
gown, you must do so immediate-
ly.
Students, -the 10th of October
will be the end of the nine weeks,
so if you need to get that one good
test grade in to help your average,
start this week so there can be
peace with parents when it's time
for report cards to go home.
Students, also when absent from
school, bring a note the day you
return to school, not two or three
days later.

NJROTC News
By Ens. Hillary Van Zant
On Thursday, September 25th,
the NJROTC presented the colors
for the homecoming of 1st
Lieutenant Buck Watford at Port St.
Joe High Schodl. Mary Lou Cumbie
sang the National Anthem while
cadets Hillary Van Zant, Misty
Rowlings, Matt Kemp, and
Courtney Mork presented the
National and Organizational
Colors. All other NJROTC Cadets
from the Unit were in the bleachers
to give Coach Watfdrd a rousing
welcome home.
In other news, there will be a
car wash on Saturday, October 4,
from 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m., at
Advance Auto Parts. Cadets, don't
forget to wear your ROTC shirts.
Please come out and support the
NJROTC unit.
Attention all ROTC cadets,
there will be pizza on Thursday,
October 2, so you know what that
means? Wear your ROTC shirt, if
you want to have pizza for lunch.
Also, this is a reminder for all
ROTC parents: there will be. a
booster club meeting in the ROTC
room on Thursday, October 17th.
Hope to see you there.
Semper Fi,


Band Booster

Meeting Oct 2nd
Parents of marching band, flag
corp., majorettes, concert band
and band students are invited to
attend the Band Booster's regular
meeting on Thursday, October 2nd,
at 7:00 p.m. in the band room at
Port St. Joe High School.


I know this is goiflg to stir up
some, excitement: Fall break begins
the 13 15 of October. The good
thing about that is, you don't have
to worry about a blue slip or a note
when absent those three days.
Well, I'm looking forward to fall
break. I'm enjoying this school
year, for the simple fact that it is
my last year. I am looking forward
to college, that should be a great
experience. I believe I am going to
miss all my classmates when grad-
uation comes. I just hope every-
body does something positive with
their lives and keeps God first. I
plan to follow my dreams and do
well in life. I hope the same for the
Rest of the class of 2004. Until next
time, peace.


Gulf Coast Community College
Gulf Franklin, Center, in conjunc-
tion with Southeast Regional CFT,
will be offering teller. courses on
Tuesday, October 7 to December
16, from 6:00 to 9:00'p.m.
The courses are designed fdr
developing basic, skills for entry-
level tellers. The learning objectives
are as follows: define the teller's
responsibilities, explain and per-
form a variety of daily transaction
procedures, summarize the fea-
tures and benefits of four basic
categories of banking products,


By Kristanna Gilbert
We have been relatively busy
in the middle school this year,
doing many things. We have
already had elections of all sorts,
games, clubs, of course home-
work, and we have already started
researching for our 03-04 science
fair. As you can see, we have a lot
of things keeping us kids busy!!
As you all know, we have had
SGA elections, but what you might
not know, is that the National
Junior Beta Club held elections
also. These were held on' the
morning of September 18th. The
results are as follows: 8th graders,
President, Matt Wright, Vice-
President, Ashton Norris,
Secretary, Krista Parker,
Treasurer, Beth Blackman, Social
Chairman, Corbin Vickery,
Historian, Carson Howse; 7th
grade senators are Emily Baxley,
Brennis Bush, Douglas May, and
Meredith Todd. Congratulations to
everybody that won,.you will rep-
resent PSJMS very well!! I apolo-
gize if I spelled your name wrong.
We are having a PTSO
SMembership Drive!! The AA that
turns in the most memberships
will be rewarded with a pizza
party!! So get the applications
turned in and get ready for PIZZA!!
Our after school tutoring pro-
gram is back in session! We will be
holding it every week, Monday and


demonstrate quality customer
service, describe compliance issues
that affect the teller function,
demonstrate appropriate reactions
to security-related issues, list the
steps to being an effective commu-
nicator, identify counterfeit curren-
cy and recognize tricks used by con
artists, and complete currency
transaction reports and suspicious
activity reports.
For additional information, call
Lisa Phillips at (904) 354-4830 or
Gulf Coast Community College at
(850) 227-9670.


Properties For Sale

By Owner
LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTIES
Ochlockonee' Rivefront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with' private boat landings $100,000 and up. Also / to
1 acre parcels with deeded access to landing with 100 foot of river frontage adjoining
State Forest $12,500 and up.
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. Hundreds of acres to
choose from. Located in and around Sumatra in developer friendly Liberty County.
Endless possibilities. With zoning already in place. Just 25 miles from coast up Hwy 65.
Prices starting at $6000 per acre. Also have several homes available in area.

670-9133 or 653-5681

IT'S NOT TOO SOON TO START INVESTING


FOR COT J FGE.
Before you know it, college will be here. Start planning for it with the
help of someone who's always been there for you. See me about the
potential tax benefits of a State Farm College Savings Plan account.

T LITE WHERE YOU LIVE





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Bill Wood
Registered Representative
850-229-6514
ne P~ahcolaq Iw ~ g pr E TEnT LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR,
aeoNeasdaIp.r INVESTMENTS STATE FARM IS THERE
The State Farm College Savings Plan (the "plan") is sponsored by the Ste of Nebraska and administered by the Nebraska Slate Treasurer. The plan Is
established in cooperation withthe State Farm VP Management Corp. ('Slate Farm), A I M stributors, Inc. and the Stae of Nebraska, pursuant to which State
Farm offers classes of shares In a series of accounts within the Nebraska Educational Savings Plan Trust (the "Trus) that are managed and disributed by
A I M Capil Management, Inc: ("AIM") and its affiliates. The Ints offers other accounts not affiliated with the plan. Slate Farm does not provide Inveslment
manaement sernaces forthe plan and the plan and the accountsIn the plan ar not insured or guaranteed by Stale Farm. AIM. Union Bank and Trust Company,
Nt Not k lara l e Ith Trust, the State, d Nebraska, any of their respective affillaes, directors, ofcers or agents, or any other
S *No Beny. State Farm and AIM ae not afflites. A I M Distributors; nc is the distrlhnlor of the plan. State Farm VP
Insured *My L alue / Managermen Cor. is a separate ennuy from those State Farm entities which provide banking products and
Insurance products. Stae Far VP Management Corp., OnSlate Farm PlazaBloomington, Illinois, 61710-001
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Wednesday, after school. in room
310 from 2:40-3:30. So if you have
any questions about your home-
work, or .need help with it, you
know where to go!
Important, dates: October -7,
5:15 p.m. School Advisory Council
meeting in media center; October
10;, end of 9 weeks; October 13 -
15, Fall Break, NO SCHOOL!!!
YAY!!I YAY!!! YAY!!! October 24,
Report cards are issued.
Sports stuff: In our most
recent football game against
Blountstown we lost 32-8. The
next middle "school football game
was on Tuesday in Freeport. We
had a double-header volleyball
game on Wednesday, the 24th of
September, against Blountstown.
The first match', we lost both
games, but the second match we
lost the first game and then we
won the second! Score was 25-21.
GO SHARKS!!!
Parents, Mrs. Witten sent
home a letter by our students who
have an out-of-field teacher this
year. This letter should have gone
home on Wednesday, October 1st.
If you .have questions, or need a
copy of the letter, please call the
school office at 227-3211.
Last, but certainly not least,
Congratulations to Mrs. Lacour on
having her 5th child, a beautiful
baby girl, Emily Grace Lacour!
Hope to see you back soon!
Until next week...


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SCIENCE PROJECT

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Ever jiiti-yt" need at 209 Reid!

* Science Project Boards Glitter
* Header Boards Paint
* Spray Adhesive Report Covers

* Lettering Stencils
* Markers Sheet Protecto
* Styrofoam Balls : Graph Paper

* Letters : Protractors


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209-211 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe
227-1278 or 229-8997
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229-9282
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1986 Buick Regal, needs
water pump. $500 Please call
after 6:00pm and weekends
639-3692 2tpl0/2

1998 Toyota T-100 ext. cab
4x4. clean, 124k mi. new
tires, brakes, and shocks.
$11,000 227-1356. 2tc10/2

1990 Dodge Ram 150 p/u,
V8 318 Engine, AT, AC,
power steering, long bed.
Engine runs great. Needs
various work. $600 obo. Call
648-1024 2tpl0/2

1987 Ford F-150, 4WD, stan-
dard shift, bed liner, tool box.
Good hunting truck, $1,850
obo. Days 229-8251, ask for
Tommy, nights 827-2618.
ItplO/2

1999 Yamaha Bear Tracker
250 4-Wheeler, runs great, 2
new back tires. $1,950. Days.
229-8251, ask for Tommy,
nights 827-2618. ltplO/2

1998 Passat GLS, 4cyl,
Turbo, 6 disc changer, a/c,
cruise, 91k mi. $6,500 obo.
Call 647-3250. 4tp9/18

1987 Ford Econoline 3/4
ton, heavy duty work van
350 V8, AT, 10,000 lb5 tow
pkg. Runs great. $1,500 obo.
850-648-6912 or 850-838-
1627. ltplO/2
2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage. Call 850-648-4922.
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Boats Skini-water 16,
88spl, fish finder. (850) 227-
1067. 2tpl0/2
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-
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seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
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3BR/2BA house for rent in
Port St. Joe: New-central
heat and air, dishwasher,
stove, refrigerator, and car-
pet. Nice fenced in yard.
Laundry room and large fam-
ily room. $650 month, $400
security and deposit. No
pets. 227-3511. tfcl0/2

Mexico Beach 3BR/2BA
mobile home
washer/dryer hook up.
Water, garbage, and cable
included. 1st and last
month' rent required.
2tp10/2

Very. nice. 1BR/1BA unfurn
gulfview apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call Sally at 850-
899-4175. 2tp10/2
New 2BR/2BA house, N.
32nd St. Available. 1/1/04.
No pets. $900 month. Call
706-333-0159 or 706-663-
2263. 2tc10/2
Long term rental available on
38th St.. in Mexico Beach.
2BR/2.5BA, unfurnished,
beachside. Hambrick Realty,
Inc. 3001 Hwy 98, Mexico
Beach, FL 32410. (850) 648-
1102. ltc10/2

For Rent One bedroom apt,
1508 1/2 Long Ave $400 per
month plus deposit. No pets.
229-6825. 4tpld/2


iBR apartment for rent;
close to town; 808 Woodward
Ave, PSJ; call 227-7800.
ltc10/2

2Br/lBa apt. long term all
new inside. $550 per mo.
first, last, and sec. dep. 606
Woodward, PSJ. Call 647-
2570. 2tpl0/02

Mexico Beach 2BR/1.5BA
duplex facing dedicated
beach. $900 per mo plus sec.
dep. 647-8259. 2tpl0/2

Beacon Hill 3BR/2BA house,,
steps from beach. $900 per
mo.plus sec. dep. 647-8259
2tp10/2

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 beginning
Dec. 1. 6 or more mo. $995
monthly. Call 850-229-7799.
2tc9/25

Beachside 1BR/1BA unfurn.
,apt. includes washer/diyer.
$450 mo. plus deposit.648-
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
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Fur. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6/5
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm, housdfstdfve
& refrig. cen. tI&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm.
house, '1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
'washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tc6/5






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


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

Hotpoint clothes dryer runs
good $75. GE chest freezer
20.3 cu. ft. needs door seals
$35. 639-9694. 2tpl0/2

Upright piano. Free to a good
Some. You move. Call 227-
1712. ltplO/2

King Size Waterbed complete.
Table & four chairs. 229-
6694. ltpl0/2
Beige Sofa, Loveseat, Rocker
matching set'- all recline.
Great condition. 648-8928
ltp10/2
Furniture Repair
Table shaky? Chair
unsteady? Bring it to Brook.
We also custom build. 648-
4487. ltp10/2

For Sale Couch $40, chest
of drawer $20, night stand
$10, dresser $50, Call 227-
1133 ask for'Cindy. ltplO/2
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







Estate/Yard Sale
Sat. Oct. 4, 8 am 3 ptn
NO EARLY SALES
includes furniture
1208 Palm Blvd
Rain Cancels
1tpl1o2

Back yard sale Fri. Oct. *3.
Sat. Oct. 4, 8:00 till. 4 anu- '
lies. 1803 Marvin Ave. PSJ.
ltplO/2

Carport sale. Oct. 4 8-12.
Lots of children's clothes.
Large array of household
items. 528 4th St. ltpl0/2
Yard Sale Saturday 8am
until. Lots of household
items, some new. 155
Avenue C, PSJ. ItplO/2
276 Sailfish St. 8-till? Fri and
Sat. Plus size clothes. Lots of
stuff, TV, VCR, electric foot
Smassager (brand new).
ltp10/2

Sat. Oct. 4th 8:00 until? 903
Garrison Ave. PSJ.
Furniture, toys, clothing,
dishes, luggage, other misc.
ltp10/2


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

Yard Sale Saturday, Oct. 4,
at 8:00 a.m. 2009 Juniper
Ave. ltp10/2
Yard Sale 201 Louisiana Ave.
Mexico Beach. Fri and Sat.
Oct 3 and 4 from 8 1. Lots
of misc. items, some furni-
ture, and Christmas decora-
tion. ltpil0/2
Yard Sale Sat. Oct. 4 8:30
am. 830 Jones Homestead
Rd. Nice name brand girls
clothes. 18-24. month baby
clothes. Toys, nice matching
couch and loveseat and plen-
ty more. 227-9849 ltp10/2

Saturday, Oct. 4, Thompson
Temple Church parking lot
222 Ave E. 9:00 am until.
ltp10/2

Multi-family yard sale Sat,
Oct. 4th from 8am 1pm,
Pridgebn road, White City at
end of bridge. Clothes, crafts,
exercise equip, camper shell,
furniture, lots of misc.
Itc10/2

Yard Sale Fri. and Sat., 8:30-
12:30 EST. New 14" bike,
word processor, 13" screen,
web browser, remote, CD
player, walkman ALL NEW
and 1/2 price., Great Xmas
gifts. And much, much more.
111 5th St. Mexico Beach.
ltpl0/2

Yard Sale Fri And Sat Oct. 3
and 4 8am -1pm. 511 10th
St. Rain Cancels


The City of Mexico Beach 'is
accepting applications for a
Maintenance Worker.
Minimum .. requirements
include: knowledge of general
maintenance tasks, ground
maintenance and ability to
operate small equipment.
Job description and applica-
tions may be obtained at City
Hall, 118 N. 14th Street,
Mexicod Beach, FL, Monday
through Friday from 8:00
a.m..to 4:30 p.m. Position is
open until filled. The.City of
Mexico Beach is a drug free
workplace apd an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
ltc10/2

Framers/carpenters needed:
Tools and transportation
helpful but not required. Call
John (850) 628-8704 7am-
7pm. 3tpl0/2
Taking applications for all
positions. Apply in person.
NO PHONE CALLS: Dockside
Cafe. 2tc10/2


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Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
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229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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125 Venus Dr., Port Commercial Space
St. Joe, FL 32456
S (850)227-7451 available for lease
(850) 227-7451
Central heat and air on Hwy 98.
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities Call 653-1058
or email
SVoie/TTY Access oremail
S (352) 472-3952 g gkadkins@hotmail.c

Local Internet Service
Computer Repairs & Upgrades
Si Custom Built Computers
f Models on Display
Excellent Prices
=-- Lessons for Beginners
S Web Site Design & Hosting
Lin Brightly Computer Associates
9:00 a.m.-600 p.m. Monday-Friday 1002 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach between Gulf Foods & Sharon's Cafe
648-6912 (Cell) 227-5920
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DRIESBACH CLEANERS
180 AVENUE C
Pick-up and Delivery
850-227-1671


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


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


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


ladioShack
Authorized Sales Center


Robert E. King DDS

General

Dentistry
325 Long Avenue

227-1812
Hours By Appointment


Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


850-647-8963 A 850-227-6131



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A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
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OUR DOCKS SURVIVED IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS! PAY TO CUT CORNERS
www.larryjoecolson.com

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


TRADES & SERVICES


The City of Mexico Beach is
accepting applications for a
Heavy Equipment Operator..
Minimum requirements
include: opera tion o med iumr
and heavy equipment,
knowledge of traffic and
highway safety rules and reg-
ulations and hazards
involved in the use of heavy
equipment. Job description
and applications may be
obtained at City Hall, 118 N.
14th Street, Mexico Beach,
FL, Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. '; ltc10/2
Experienced Relief Cook
needed hours vary. Apply
to: Bay St. Joseph Care &,
Rehab, 220 Ninth Street.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc10/2

Help wanted. Pest Control
Tech clean driving record
and drug. screen required.
Apply in person. No phone
calls Please. 321B Reid Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL. tfclO/2-

Now taking applications for
experienced bartender. Apply
at the Wonder Bar, St. Joe,
Beach. tfcl0/2
Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent 'pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital doc12, xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457., Email-
WillieR@starFL.com tfcl0/2

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Title: INTER\IE\\ING
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 COiUNTY HEALH-
DEP'.
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 haid copy
of your application to the
address indicated in the
announcement. 2tc9/25


The Glf County 'Sheriff's
office is currently 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
SCountry Club Road M-F.
2tc9/25

Wanted Plumbers and
lumber's helpers for grow-
ing company. Excellent pay
for experienced and depend-
able person. Contact
Emerald Coast Plumbing.
639-5227. 2tp9/25
Applications are now being
accepted for full-time experi-
enced medical billing
account representative.
Qualified applicants r 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 servcies 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 emotiqn-
ally. disturbed children.
Competitive salary plus
$2210. annual area differen-
tial. Jpb reference # 23-2.
Positions offer excellent
benefits package. EOE. Send
Resume to:
Component Director,
311 \\tlhinls Ai-rnu
Port St Joe. TL 32456 F- -
Liberty National Life is
expanding its operation and
is looking for upwardly
mobile people to till nsur-
Sance 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


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

Lawn maintenance work.
Must have own transporta-
tion. Experience a plus, but
will train. Please call 229-
2706. 2tc9/25
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 hinng for the follow-
.ing:
(2) Full time 1 p-7a LPN's
(1) Full time RN MDS/Care
plans
CN\A'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: thertr i-nutln work -6 The
StF"r Publishing Compainy.
P.6 B,:. 30S. Port St .Joe Fl.
32457. tfc7/3
Established real estate
office has openings id 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 1-877-2-14-3624.
4tc10/2

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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY. OCTOBER 2. 2003 PAGE 11B


Roommate wanted.
Would like to share home in
PSJ with someone-who is
responsible and mature. If
you feel you fit within this
criteria please call 229-1711
No pets. tfcl0/2

Plastic edging in 4-ft. sec-
tions. (50 pieces) Cost $4.00
at Lowe's, $1.50 obo; Sony
STRADE575 AM/FM
Receiver, cost $180, used
once sell for $150 obo. Call
(850) 647-6309. ltp10/2

4 tires(P235/75R15), 45/LP
record player, antique all
cedar chifforobe, 15 Hp
Sears mower, 40 gal. gas
water heater, 75 gal gas bot-
tle (full), floral sleeper sofa
(queen), 13" color TV, Dual
video recorder, large enter-
tainment center, 2 video
cameras, stand, screen. Call
227-1992. ltp10/2

Hewlett Packard computer
w/Windows 98, $150. Call
Melissa at 648-1082 after 6.
Computer desk, $25.
ltpl0/2

FREE COMPOST for ydur
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Bias 227-2584.
ltc10/2

WANTED U.S. M-1 carbines.
Will pay good price or will
trade new guns at discount-
ed price. Red's Gun Shop
647-5884. 3tp10/2

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

2000 Rockwood Premier Pop-
Up camper. Exc. cond.
$5,000 obo. 2011 Marvin
Ave. 229-2798. 3tp9/18

Free "NonlDenominatiorial"
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







2002 Model 16x80 3BR/2BA
$22,900 set and del. Call
Vance 763-4266. ltc10/2

Land Home Package,
4Br 2B.~ 12\ acr'. !o.t v.-ilt
\,.ell arid septict $0 d,:n.Tr p3y-
ments $485 per mundt'. Call
Vance 763-4266 ltc10/2

Custom modulars ship qual-
ified house type foundations:
Any plan Call Vance 763-
4266. ltc10/2


Several used and repo,
homes. Call Vance 763-4266
Will consider cash offers.
ltc10/2

32' x 60' mobile home 3BR 2
bath has front deck and back
porch. Located at 347 mossie
Rd Wewa. 200ft lot has 2
septic tanks. $80,000. Call
639-3344. 4tp10/2




MREAL


Mexico Beach Two bed-
room, two bath, two blocks
from beach, 12'x18' work-
shop, sprinkler system,
fenced in backyard,
$199,000. 648-5183.
2tp10/2

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. 6tc9/25

1610 Palm Blvd. Brick, 2400
sF., 4Br/3Ba, office/study,
detached garage/shop. 2
lots. Appt only. 229-1669.
2tp9/25

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

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/l-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. Great bargain 850-
229-6487 or 850-229-6507.
tfc6/26

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

2001 Calif. style home 10'
ceilings, lArge' windows,
Italian tile floors, fire place,
two hot tubs, fenced in back-
yard w/screen porch. 3 BR/
2BA and garage. Too many
extras to list must see. Price
$288,420. For more info call
647-6110. 2tp9/18


House 4 sale by owner.
4BR/3BA 902 10th St. 227-
1296 Call after 4pm. tfc10/2

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

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






Need a House Cleaner?
Available openings Tues. -
Fri. References available call
227-9845. Ask for Teresa or
leave message. 2tp10/2

No Time? Mature, reliable
woman will clean house and
do yard work. Refs. Avail.
Call Diana 227-3411.
2tplO/2

Need To Get Away? What
about your four legged kids?
Pet owner/lover, (with 5 yrs
pet care exp.) will make
house visits. Exc. long term
refs. Call Diana 227-3411.
ltp10/2

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 v
CASE NO: 03-53 .
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIOp q
The administration of the Estate of
ALINE L. STEVENS, File No.' 03-53T1s
pending in the Circuit Court of Gulf
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 1000 Fifth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The name and
address of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
attorney are as set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:


All persons on whom this Notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court, are required to file their
objections with this Court within the
latter of three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the date of service
of a copy of the Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against Decedent's Estate on whom a
copy of this Notice is served within
three (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice must file
their claims with this Court within the
latter of three (3) months after the date
of the first publication of this Notice or
thirty (30) days after the date of service,
of a copy of this Notice on them.
All creditors of the Decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against
Decedent's Estate must file their
claims with this Court within three (3)
months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is September 11, 2003.
Charles J. Stevens. Jr.
Personal Representative
200 20th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
/s/ Timothy J. McFarland, Esquire
P.O. Box 202
326 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
FL Bar No: 0984868
(850) 227-3113
Attorney for Personal Representative
Publish Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 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
ame 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 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 of Administration 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 Execution issued in County
Court, of 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, Fl.r ni.,i I, i. .i.,
upon allthe right, uue -n-,d itriire if,
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, identifi-
cation number
GLA99159M79F, vessel reg-
istration number FL0631LV,
with outboard motor and
trailer.
I shall offer this uronertv 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
interest In the aforesaid personal prop-
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.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.
F/K/A AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK,
F.A. F/K/A GREAT WESTERN BANK
PLAINTIFF,
vs
ROBERT D. PARKER AND SYLVIA A.
PARKER, HIS WIFE;
DEFENDANTS.
UNC: 232003CA000142
NO:.03-142-CA
DIV:
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 23, 2003,
entered in Civil Case No. 03-142-CA of
the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial
Circuit in and for GULF County,
Florida, wherein WASHINGTON MUTU-
AL BANK, F.A. F/K/A AMERICAN SAV-
INGS BANK, F.A. F/K/A GREAT
WESTERN BANK, Plaintiff and
ROBERT D. PARKER AND SYLVIA A.
PARKER, HIS WIFE are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash, AT THE FRONT DOOR OF
THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
LOCATED AT 1000 5TH STREET,
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, at 11:00
a.m. E.S.T. October 20, 2003, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
VILLA 2J-2 OF PARCEL 2J OF
CAPE SANDS LANDING,
WHICH CONSISTS OF THE
FOLLOWING PORTION OF
LOT TWO. SAN BLAS SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
20, 21 'AND 22, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA:
A. FEE SIMPLE TITLE TO THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF
LAND TOGETHER WITH THE
IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THERE-
ON, (THE FOLLOWING CONSISTING
OF THE VILLA'S RESIDENCE BUILD-
ING AND THE LAND ON WHICH IT IS
LOCATED):
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 2, SAN BLAS
ESTATES. AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
20 TO 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE SOUTH
69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5 SEC-
ONDS WEST, ALONG THE SOUTHER-
LY .LINE OF SAID LOT 2 FOR 568.04
FEET; THENCE NORTH 19 DEGREES
41 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST,
67.14 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 69
DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5 SECONDS
WEST. 0.41 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 18
DEGREES 24 MINUTES 47 SECONDS
WEST, 62.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
71 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 13 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 26.00 FEET FOR THE
POINTOF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE' NORTH 71 DEGREES 35
MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST, 26.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES
24 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST,
62.00 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 71
DEGREES 35 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
EAST, 26.00 FEET: THENCE SOUTH
18 DEGREES 24 MINUTES.47 SEC-
ONDS' WEST, 62.00 FEET TO THE
POINT'OF BEGINNING.
B. A ONE HALF UNDIVIDED FEE SIM-
PLEI INTEREST AS TENANT. IN.COM-.
MON WITH THE ADJACENT VILLA-
OWNER IN THE PARCEL LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS (BEING
THE COMMON AREA):
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 2, SAN BLAS
ESTATES. AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
20 TO 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH
69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5 SEC-


ONDS WEST. ALONG THE SOUTHER-
LY LINE OF SAID LOT 2 A DISTANCE
OF 568.04 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5
SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID
SOUTHERLY LINE FOR 79.96 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 20 DEGREES 14
MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST. 122.00
FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTHER-
LY LINE OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE
NORTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5
SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY LINE 81.16 FEET:
THENCE SOUTH 19 DEGREES 41
MINUTES 15 SECONDS EAST, 122.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
(THE NORTHERLY 15 no FEET OF
THE ABOVE _E D,:' i:IL fi f -i-F F
BEING SUBJECi T'-' .-rJ E5rlrrfi
FORTHE PUR :-_-:. .:--F irJi'.FL -J.i4 D
EGRESS); LE'--" :.-:rr,lricir ,. "'.T
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 2,
SAN BLAS ESTATES, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGES 20 TO 22, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE SOUTH 68 DEGREES 5
MINUTES 5 SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 2
FOR 568.04 FEET: THENCE NORTH
19 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 15 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 67.14 FEET: THENCE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5
SECONDS WEST, 0.41 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 47
SECONDS WEST, 62.00 FEET:
THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 35
MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST, 26.00
FEET: THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES
24 MINUTES 47 SECONDS EAST,
62.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 71
DEGREES 35 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
EAST. 26.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING; AND LESS COMMENC-
ING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 2; SAN BLAS ESTATES, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGES 20 TO 22, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; THENCE SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45
MINUTES 5 SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT
2, FOR 568.04 FEET; THENCE NORTH
19 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 15 SEC-
ONDS WEST, 67.14 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 69 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 5
SECONDS WEST, 0.41 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 18 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 47
SECONDS WEST, 62.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 71 DEGREES 35
MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST, 26.00
FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 71
DEGREES 35 MINUTES 13 SECONDS
WEST, 26.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
18 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 47 SEC-
ONDS EAST, 62.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 71 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 13
SECONDS EAST. 26.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREES 24
MINUTES 47 SECONDS WEST, 62.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DIS-
ABILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOMO-
DATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO
THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT GULF
COUNTY COURTHOUSE CIRCUIT
CIVIL 1000 CECIL COSTIN BOULE-
VARD, PORT ST. JOE, FL 32456 WITH-
IN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR
RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF SALE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-
8770
DATED at PORT SAINT JOE, Florida,
this 24th day of September, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF County, Florida
/s/ By: Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
publish October 2 and 9, 2003
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The City of Wewahitchka Board of com-
missioners will hold a PUBLIC HEAR-
ING AND FINAL.READING OF ORDI-
NANCE on Monday. October 13, 2003
at 6:45 PM, CT r.: .:.:.r:. J:. i-r:i'.-n .:.
an ordinance, ir.n r. i,:,u.:.'.--i. k. '
-AN'-ORDTNANCE OF THE
COUNCIL FOR THE C.IrT OF
WEWAHITCHA 'FLORIDA.
AMENDING RElSING THE
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGU-
LATIONS OF WEWAHITCH-
KA, FLORIDA AND ADOPT-
ING AMENDMENTS TO ARTI-
CLE 3 AND ARTICLE 5
WHICH WILL CONTROL
FUTURE LAND USE, GUIDE
PUBLIC FACILITIES, AND
PROTECT NATURAL


RESOURCES PURSUANT TO
THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN-
NING AND LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATION ACT
(CHAPTER 163, PART II,
FLORIDA STATUES), PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The Ordinance in its entirety may be
inspected at the Office of the City Clerk
during regular business hours, 7:00
AM 4:00 PM CT, Mon.-Fri. All inter-
ested parties may appear at the meet-
ing to be heard with respect to this
proposed Ordinance.
Jerry Linton
City Clerk
publish October 2 and 9, 2003
REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
Port St. Joe High School will receive
bids until 12:00 Noon, E.D.T. on
October 10, 2003 for Gymnasium
Bleachers. Interested parties should
contact Mr. Tim Wilder, Principal, 100
Shark Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
telephone (850) 229-8251 to obtain bid
information and instructions.
publish October 2, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PERRY S. HOLLEY,
Deceased.
File Number 03-44 PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
PERRY S. HOLLEY, deceased, file num-
ber 03-44.PR, is pending in the Circuit
Court for GulfCounty, Florida, Probate
SDivision; the address of which is 1000
Fifth Street, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims against the
decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and'
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is October 2, 2003.
Gordon D. Holley
10615 Buffalo Bend
Houston, Texas 77064
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
George V. Matlock
Florida Bar No. 593133
Post Office 12200
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
(850) 205-1387
(850) 386-1443 FAX
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONALREPRE-
SENTATIVE
publish October 2 and 9, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

JULY 23, 2003 SPECIAL BUD-
GET MEETING CONTINUED
2003-04 PROPOSED BUDGET
SClerk Birmingham reported that,
based on changes made by the
Board, the tentative proposed
County-wide millage rate is'
6.1579, with the Dependent Fire
Districts at .5000 mills each: The:
proposed aggregate millage rate
is 6.9342, and the aggregate
rolled-back rate is 5.8825. Upon
motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani,
mous vote, the Board scheduled
the first budget public hearing for
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MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
E.T., and scheduled the second
and final hearing for September
15, 2003 at 5:01 p.m., E.T.
COUNTY JUDGE PROBATION
DEPARTMENT
Upon discussion by Probation
Officer Mims that theie was a cal-
culation error in the proposed
budget that he submitted, he.
stated that he has made the nec-
essary line item adjustments and
the proposed budget total is the
same.
Upon, inquiry by Commissioner
McLemore, Probation Officer
Mims reported that the staff
assistant for his office will be a
secretarial position (will not be
certified).
SOLID WASTE/MOSQUITO CON-
TROL'- SALARIES & WAGES
Upon discussion by Solid Waste
Director Danford that the Board
has agreed to hire another mos-
quito spray truck driver,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to increase his budget
by $24,000.00, aid
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion. After discussion by
Charlie Weston, of the' Budget
Review Committee, regarding an
iricrease in benefits for each new
job, Commissioner Peters with-
drew his second, and
Commissioner McLemore with-
crcre tIlh- mirju:.i
Comrr, rri;-.:,rier M?, L,:more then
motioned to increase Mr.
Danford's budget, in'the amount
of $24,000.00, for the new
employee and to increase the
necessary "benefit" lihe items, in
the amount of $9,000.00.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT /
ROAD DEPARTMENT
Upon discussion by Public Works
Director Shearer regarding the
need for a new dump truck
(approximately $86,000.00) and
'an excavator, Commissioner
McLemore discussed that the
Road Department also needs
additional equipment. Upon dis-
cussion by Budget Review
Committee member Charlie
Weston about the debt consolida-
tion process, Commissioner
Peters motioned not to increase
the proposed department budgets
at, this time (to change the
amount ol money. to be refi-
nanced ito include en,:,ugh money
to buy these new pieces of equip-
ment). Commissioner Traylor
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
The metinra did then recess at
5:18 p m, E.T.
The mectn" re:.,r:,rin ea at 5:38
p.m., E.T.
2003-04 PROPOSED BUDGET /
VILLAGE RATES
Clerk Birmingham reported that
the proposed County-wide mill-
age rate is now 6.5441and the
Dependent Fire Districts are at
.5000 mills each. He stated that
the proposed aggregate village
rate is 6.9604, and the aggregate
rolled-back rate is 5.8825. He
stated that to go back to the cur-
rent year millage rate, the Board
would need to cut approximately
$20,000.00 from the budget.
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Conupissioner, Traylor, motioned. .
to reduce each Commissioner's
special projects funds by
$2,000.00 (for a total of
$10,000.00). Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
CONTINGENCY/CAPITAL
EQUIPMENT BUDGET
CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE


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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Charlie Weston, of lhit Budget
Review Committee, discussed the
County "contingency" fund and a
capital equipment "sinking" fund.
RESERVES / CONSTITUTIONAL
OFFICERS / SPECIAL PRO-
JECTS
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Traylor, Clerk Birmingham
reported that $287,860.00 has
been tentatively budgeted in the
General Fund Reserve for
Contingencies. Commissioner
McLemore then motioned to
reduce each Constitutional
Officer's budget by $2,000.00,
and Commissioner Fox seconded
the motion. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor then
motioned to rescind his previous
motion to reduce Special Projects
by $10,000.00. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
Commissioner Fox then withdrew
his second, and Commissioner
McLemore withdrew the motion
to reduce each Constitutional
Officer's budget. Commissioner
Peters then motioned to reduce
General Fund Reserve for
Contingencies in the amount of
$20,000.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT-"SINKING
FUND"
Charlie Weston, of the Budget
Review Committee, discussed the
need for a capital equipment
fund, suggesting an amount of
$100,000.00.
MILEAGE RATES
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to adopt a tentative
County-wide millage rate of
6.5286 and tentative Dependent
Fire District rates of .5000 mills
each (to certify to the Property
Appraiser).
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner McLemore, second
by Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 5:52 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATIEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM, CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 12, 2003 -
REGULAR MEETING


inc Gull Counr, Board of Couni3
Commissioners met this date in
regular 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 Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building
Inspector Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, T.D.C. Director
Paula Pickett, Veterans' Service
Officer Bo Williams, and Sheriffs
Office Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting
to order at 6:00 p.m., E.D.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Barnes led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
the meeting at 6:01 p.m., E.D.T.>
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (4-0) vote,
the Board approved the Consent
Agenda, as follows:
1. Minutes July 21, 2003 -
Special Budget Meeting
-July 22, 2003 Regular Meeting
-July 23, 2003 Emergency
Meeting
- July 23, 2003 Special Budget
Meeting
-July 10, 2003 Special Meeting
- Correction
2. Bid Advertisement Beaches
Fire Dept. (A/C Upgrade 2
Trucks) Beaches Fire Dept.
(Building Upgrade) White City
Fire Dept. (Equipment for New
Truck)
3. Budget Amendment #7 -
Unbudgeted Items ($29,992.00),
-as follows:
Budget Amendment #7
General Fund


Couuint) L*urt.:.uje
Maintenance:
26019-62100 Improvements to
Bldgs. Original $11,000
Amended, $2,924 Increase,
amended budget $13,924
County Development: 27152-
49000 Other Curr.Chgs/Oblig.
original $54,500 increase
$25,000, 'amended budget
$79.500
Law Enforcement:
31021-46100 Repair &
Maint:Bldg/Grd original $0,
increase $2,068, amended bud-
get $2,068
Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for
Conting. original $268,819 ,
increase $0, decrease $29,992,
amended budget $238,827
(End)
Budget Amendment #8 -
Courtroom Remodeling
($18,000.00), as follows:
Budget Amendment #8
General Fund
County Judge:
60005-62100 Improvements to
Bldgs. original $0, increase
$18,000, amended budget
$18,000
Reserves:
99984-95000 Reserve for
Conting. original $238,827,
decrease $18,000, amendd bud-
get $220,827
(End)
4. Change Order #1 Lake Grove
Road Bridge Project (Bid #0102-
38 McCormick
Contracting Company, Inc. *
Amount Unchanged)
5. Court Order Payment to
Kathryn M. Barnes, Registered
Professional Reporter
(#02-198-CF $141.25 to be
paid from Account #61015-
33023/40003)
- Payment to Attorney Hoot
Crawford (#01-213-CF *
$5,154.75 to be paid from
Account #61021-31000 -
Payment to Dr. Elizabeth Curry,
Shoreline Medical Group (#02-
198- CF $150.00 to be paid
from Account #61019-31003)
- Payment to Attorney Joel
Margules (#02-078-DP
.$1,641.93 / #02- 080-DP *
$1,267.68 to be paid from
Account #67070-31000)
- Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland (#03-008-CF *


:t 4' 7 5:0 ... t-, pjl'. Ir.:.,ni
Account #61021-31000)
- Payment to Attorney S. Russell
Scholz (#02-062-DP $431.25 /
#02-63-DP $1,038.75 to be
paid from Account #67070-
31000)
6. Grant E.O.C. Generator
Contract Amendment (Ext. -
12/31/03),
-Hazard Arialysis Grant Contract
- Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters
(#SC442 $300,000.00)
- Voter Education Funds
7. Inventory Beaches Fire Dept.
(Junk #150-68) Gulf County
E.S.U. (Junk #145-11 & #145-
12) Road Department (Junk *
#100-483, #100-512, #100-462
& #100-465)
- Tax Collector (Junk #40-109,
#40-93 & #40-114)
Wewahitchka Search & Rescue
(Junk 2 Jet Skis)
8. Invoice Agency for Health
Care Administration Medicaid
(April, 2003 $4,106.86 / May,
2003 $2,789.39 / June, 2003 *
$5,959.29 to be paid from
Account #52264-34100)
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council Integras, Phase II
Administration Fees (04/30/03 *
$32,402.41)
- Bay Medical Center H.C.R.A.
(#02352-00110 $78.10 to be
paid from Account #51462-
31500) Cascade Fire Equipment
Company O.F.D. Emergency
Purchase for
Grant (#0087139 $5,500.00 to
be paid from Account #32622-
64000) County Attorney
Timothy McFarland (July, 2003 *
$3,997.50 to be paid from
Account #21314-31100) Sidney
S. Cudebec, Sr. River Sand
Grant Project (#100-03 *
$5,000.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31300) Fisher
Construction New E.O.C. (Bid
#0102-39 #8 $31,608.91 to
be paid from Account #21725-
62001) G.A.C. Integras, Phase
II (Bid #0203-12 #2006 *
$139,918.92 to be
paid from Account #27550-
63000)
- Harrison, Rivard, Zimmerman
& Bennett C.B.R.A. Issues
(#0307184 *
$5,250.00 to be paid from
Account #21111-31300)
McCormick Contracting Co. -
Lake Grove Road Bridge (Bid


#0102-38 #2056 $19,585.80 *
to be paid from Account #40741-
63000) Panama Court Reporting
(#961 07-28-03 $79.20 / #962
* 07-28-03 $270.78 / #977 *
07-30-03 $777.00 / #981 07-
29-03/08-05-03 $566.56 /
#982 08-05-03 $218.22 /
#983 08-06-03 $243.22 / 985
* 08-07-03 $143.22 to be paid
from various Court Reporter line
items)
- Pomeroy Article V Equipment
/ State Contract (#D062701393 *
$4,654.38 to be paid from
Account #71212-64000) Preble-
Rish, Inc. Gulf County Landfill
Consent Agreement (#62710 *
$7,270.50 to be paid from
Account #42634-31000)
9. Job Administration Staff
Assistant Job Opening (Denise
Manuel) Road Department
Truck Driver II Position (Jeff
Hunter a.s.a.p.) Retirement -
Road Department Employee Bill
Nunery (10/31/03)
10. Resolution Amending the
General Fund Budget to allow for
Unanticipated Revenue for 2002-
03), as follows:
RESOLUTION 2003-24
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, has received unanticipat-
ed revenue in the General Fund
for fiscal year 2002-03; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is need-
ed to help pay certain expendi-
tures incurred in fiscal year
2002-03;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2002-03 fiscal year budget
is amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
REVENUES:
Miscellaneous Revenue:
00160-00000 Miscellaneous
Revenue original $0, increase
$101, amended budget $101
Disposition of Fixed Assets:
00164-00000 Disposition of
Fixed Assets original $0, increase
$600, amended budget $600
Other Miscellaneous Revenue:
00169-23000 Small County
Techn.Asst. original $0, increase
$10,360, amended budget
$10,360
00169-30000 Refund of Prior
Year Expense original $0,
increase $1,964, amended -bud-
get $1,964
EXPENDITURES:
Board of County Commissioners:
21111-31300 Professional
Services original $8,000. increase
$2,000, amended budget


$10,000
21111-49000 Other Current
Chgs/Oblig. original $44,000,
increase $101, amended budget
$44,101
Emergency 911:
24329-49000 Other Current
Chgs/Oblig. Original $100,
increase $1,964, amended bud-
get $2,064
Emergency Management:
39125-64000 Equipment
Original $50,000, increase $600.
Amended budget $50,600
Landfill:
42634-31000 Professional
Services original $105,000,
increase $8,360, amended bud-
get $113,360
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners, this 12th day of
August, 2003.
(End)
11. SpeciakProjects Payments, as
follows:
Dist. 1 Fisher's Building Supply -
Squirrel Feeders Dead Lakes
Park $11.35
Fisher's Building Supply -
Squirrel Feeders Dead Lakes
Park $27.57
Rich's IGA Road Department
Cookout $365.84
Dist. 4 Boys II Men Club
Donation $500.00
Gulf County Domestic Violence
Task Force Donation $500.00
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association Donation $500.00
Marilyn Witten Memorial
Scholarship Fund Donation
$500.00
(End).
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(Electronic Cabinet w/Concrete
Slab)
PUBLIC HEARING ROADWAY
ABANDONMENT / NEAL DRIVE
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hold a public hearing to consider
abandonment of a portion of Neal
Drive located in Kentucky
Landing Subdivision, County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to adopt the following resolution
abandoning a portion of Neal
Drive. Commissioner Fox second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-25
WHEREAS, -the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida has heretofore acquired
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alleyway/roadway for use and
improvements as public roads;
and
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
'Florida has determined that the
interest of the County and the
public in said alleyway/roadway
should be abandoned and closed.
NOW, THEREFORE E, BE IT
RESOLVED that the
alleyway/roadway of the below
described property is closed and
the interest of the public therein
abandoned:
The last 200 feet of Neal Drive
located in the Kentucky Landing
Subdivision
The County Property Appraiser is
hereby directed to place upon the
tax rolls in Gulf County, Florida,
the alleyway/roadway as
described above, with the owners
as resulting by operation of law
following this abandonment.
Notice of adoption of this
Resolution shall be published
once in the newspaper for circu-
lation in Gulf County, Florida,
and the proof of publication of
the notice of public hearing, this
resolution as adopted, and the
proof of publication of the notice
of adoption of such resolution
shall be recorded in the office of
the Clerk of Circuit Court of this
County in the Official Records in
this County.
Adopted in open session the 12th
day of August, 2003.
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING DEAD
LAKES PARK ORDINANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold' a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance regard-
ing Dead Lakes Park, Attorney
McFarland read the proposed
ordinance by title and called for
public comment. There being no
public comment, Commis'sioner
Traylor motioned to adopt the fol-
lowing-titled ordinance.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion and, after discussion, it
passed unanimously (4-0).
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-08
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
RECREATIONAL CAMPING
WITHIN GULF COUNTY DEAD
LAKES PARK; PROVIDING FOR
CAMPING FEES AND TAXATION
OF SUCH FEES; PROVIDING
METHOD OF COLLECTION AND
REMITTANCE OF SUCH FEES;
PROVIDING FOR REGULATIONS
GOVERNING CAMPING AND
OPERATION OF GULF COUNTY
DEAD LAKES PARK; PROVIDING
FOR ENFORCEMENT; PROVID-


ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE;
AND PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILITY.
*Complete Ordinance on file in
the Clerk's Office*
PUBLIC HEARING EGLIN
BEACH MANAGEMENT ORDI-
NANCE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
adoption of an ordinance regard-
ing Eglin Beach Management,
Attorney McFarland read the pro-
posed ordinance by title and
called for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to adopt the following-titled ordi-
nance. Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
unanimously (4-0).
ORDINANCE NO. 2003-09
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
GULF COUNTYi ORDINANCE 97-"
02; ADOPTING AND MAKING
APPLICABLE THOSE RULES
AND REGULATIONS OF THE ST.
JOSEPH BAY AQUATIC PRE-
SERVE MANAGEMENT PLAN
FOR EGLIN LANDS WITHIN
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA; PRO-
VIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE; AND PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY.
*Complete Ordinance on file in
the Clerk's Office*
BID #0203-25 / GULF COUNTY
COURTHOUSE ROOF
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed the sealed bids that were
received for the design- build
repair/replacement of the Gulf
County Courthouse roof.
returned to the meeting at 6:06
p.m., E.D.T.> After further dis-
cussion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to table the bids for fur-
ther review. Commissioner Peters'
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0203-26 / LOAN
CONSOLIDATION
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to award bid #0203-26, for loan
consolidation, to Morgan Keegan
& Company, Inc. at a rate of
2.00% for four years.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
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