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Birding and


Wildflower


Festival In,


Progress
by Tim Croft
By the time this paper hits the
stands, the third annual Florida
Panhandle Birding and Wildflower
Festival will have already taker
wing.
The festival, which has steadily
grown in its first two years and has
attracted advance registration from
across the country, starts
Wednesday and winds up Sunday
afternoon with a worldwide compe-
tition known as "The Big Sit!"
Registration is ongoing at the
St. Joseph Bay State Buffer
Preserve Center on C-30, which will
also serve as headquarters for the
festival.
Tickets for individual events
will be sold from 1-7 p.m. on
Wednesday and continue, as long
as they last, starting at 7 a.m. each
morning thereafter.
"They need to come out to buy
their tickets because once they are
sold out, that's it;" said festival
director:Marie Steele-Romanelli.
A "Birders Banquet." courtesy
of Beluga Cafe, will be held 8-11
p.m. on Friday at the Centennial
Building.
The event is open to the public
and you need not be registered for
the festival to attend.
Festival-goers, in turn, will
have a veritable smorgasbord of
events to choose from during the
five days of birding and wildflower
observing.
S From hikes to boating tours of
the Apalachicola to slide shows at
the Preserve Center to botanical
tours, the festival teems with all
things nature.
Events will take place from St.
Michaels Landing to Cape San Bias
to St. George Island.
On Saturday, there will be ven-
dors and educational displays, pro-
viding up-close and personal infor-
mation on our feathered friends,
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the
Buffer Preserve Center.
Parents are encouraged to
bring their children out for some
education on the natural world we
live in.
And for the $5 cost of admis-
(See Birding on Page 10)


Wewa Copes

With Tragedy
By: Lynda Bordelon
Last week, the Hysmith family
in Wewahitchka received notice
that the collapse of the scaffolding
at a power plart in the Netherlands
had taken the life of Oscar
Hysmith. He and five others lost
their lives in the mishap. Two sur-
vived including Lonnie Whitfield,
also from Wewahitchka.
According to friends, the family
is coping with the loss, with the
help and support of the communi-
ty. 'The waiting was the hardest of-
all," according to Commissioner
Carmen McLemore who has been in
contact with the family' daily. The
accident happened on Sunday
morning, and it was three days
before the family was notified that
Hysmith had not survived the fall.
The family has riot released
information regarding the plans for
the funeral services.
Lonnie Whitfield has returned
home and is recuperating, support-
ed by family and friends. He and
Oscar Hysmith were long .time
friends and were working together
when the accident occurred.


Port St. Joe Gets Park Lands and More for Marina Parcels


Port St. Joe city commissioners
agreed to terms of a proposed land
swap with the St Joe Company for
parcels of land and renewal of the
St. Joe Marina lease.
City Attorney Billy Joe Rish
reviewed the terms with the board
and those present at Tuesday's
regular meeting.
The property being exchanged
includes city land adjacent to the
marina along First Street/Marina
Drive and city land behind the
marina dry storage building. Rish
said the land the city would receive
includes property between Frank
Pate Park to Fourth Street and
Baltzell Avenue to St. Joe Bay.
Nearly another acre of land is
included between the First Baptist
Church parking lot and Shipyard
Cove.
Approximately 2.5 acres of city
property around the marina will be
traded for about 6 acres of St. Joe
Company land leading to and adja-
cent to Frank Pate Park.
Rish explained that Mayor
Frank Pate for some time had been
negotiating the land swap, and
that renewing the marina opera-
tion lease was also included in the
negotiations. Other items included
in the package deal include a cash
payment of $601,570 and commit-
ment of at least $500,000 in expen-


ditures to construct a new park
between the marina basin and St.
Joe Bay (along the docks).


St. Joe Company will also com- marina property and Frank Pate
mit up to $250,000 for construc- Park and build a new road to the
tion of a boardwalk between the restaurant and marina's store.
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City attorney Billy Joe Rish explains the land being considered for the land
Benny Roberts, David Horton, John Reeves and Rachel Crews.


swap to city commissioners


The marina lease will continue
at $25,000 per year plus payment
of all bond payments owed on the
complex. The lease portion is sub-
ject to annual increases based on
consumer price index. All ad val-
orem taxes on the Marina property
and newly purchased land will be
the responsibility of the St. Joe
Company.
The company has agreed to
expend a minimum of $750,000 in
improvements- to the marina.
Commissioners unanimously
agreed to the terms as proposed by
Rish.
The newly acquired property
,adjacent to Frank Pate Park \ill
likely be used to expand the park
area, especially the need for addi-
tional parking for the boat landing
facilities.
APPROVE SIDEWALK BIDS-
The board agreed to move forward
with plans to fix the city's side-
walks. Southeastern Contractors
gave the lowestbid for. the -work
and Public Works Director Terry
McDaniel has been working on
negotiations to bring the amount in
line with what the city could afford.
The contractor agreed to lower
the cost of old sidewalk sections
removed if the city would help with
this portion of the work. The total
(See PSJ Swap on Page 7)


Senator Nelson Pledges Help with Insurance

"Town Hall" Meeting Addresses National Guard Units In Iraq and Other Local Issues


by Tim Croft
Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida's jun-
ior senator, on Tuesday pledged his
support to efforts to bring some
relief .to-property owners on Cape
San Blas and Indian Pass ineligible
for federal flood insurance after the
most recent drawing of Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) flood maps.
And he said he will continue
what has thus far been an uphill
struggle to bring Florida National
Guard and reserve units back from
the Middle East.
At least tw'o local men, Buck
Watford and Jayce Sellers, are cur-
rently serving in Iraq. They were
called up before last Christmas.
Those were a couple of the
highlights as Nelson held a lively
75-minute "town hall" meeting at
the Robert Moore Administration
Building.
The meeting drew a standing-
room only crowd of ci\ic. business
and elected leaders, residents and
students from all six county public
schools.
In fact, the meeting drew to a
close when Nelson invited the
younger kids to the front for a
series of rapid fire questions'on life
as a senator, conserving environ-
mental resources, changes in
Washington since the 9/11 terror-
ist attacks and the process of mili-
tary academy nominations.
The meeting was part of a


Sen. Nelson
week-long series of travels around
the state, from Panama City to
LaBelle, an opportunity, while the-
Senate is in recess, to put an ear to
the home ground, do a bit of polit-
ical barnstorming and talk about
issues that reside in his core phi-
losophy.
It was also, it turned ott,
something of return to his roots for
Florida's Democratic senator.
Nelson noted that 174 years
ago, his great-great-grandfather
stepped off a ship and onto the soil
of Port St. Joe.
A Danish immigrant who did
speak English, inadvertently sailed


off from New York after the ship he
was hiding in after a bar brawl
raised anchor for Port St. Joe, his
distant relative was taken in by a
local family .and anglicized his,
name.
Today he. and his son and his
son's son are all buried in cemeter-
ies around Orange Hill, south
Chipley.
He continued by talking about
his time aboard the Space Shuttle
nearly 20 years ago, and the view
from space of this part of Florida.
"You ought to see Cape San
Bias from space," Nelson said. "It is
a very distinctive geographical fea-
ture."
In the freewheeling discussion
that ensued, Nelson spoke on sev-
eral issues of local interest:
Queried. by several property
owners on Cape San, Blas .and
Indian Pass. Nelson pledged to
work with Congressman Allen
Boyd on efforts to provide some
typep.of relief to property owners
impacted by the re-drawing of
FEMA maps several years ago.
At the time, some 2.000 home-
owners were drawn into high-risk
areas, making 'them ineligible for
federal flood insurance.
And with the private market
roiling, rendering flood insurance
either unavailable or economically
out of reach for hundreds.
"Yes, I will be working with
Allen Boyd," Nelson said in answer


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Sen. Bill Nelson looks over FEMA flood maps for Cape San Bias and Indian Pass with county staff and local
property owners.


to questions, adding that he had
become well-versed in similar
issues during six years as the
state's Insurance Commissioner.
He ,,d rates, actuarially-
speaking, were bound to go up, but
there must be a "balancuig" with
affordability.
"We'll g9 to work on it.. We'll
take a look at that and see if there-
is something there we can hang
our hat on," Nelson said.
Later, the senator perused
local flood maps with county staff
and local property owners.
Nelson also ,said he would
look into federal assistance for
shoreline erosion at the Stump
Hole:
"We need a fix out there," said


resident Bill McGee. "This is an
economic issue."
Nelson spoke passionately of
his fight to bring Florida National
Guard troops home. .'..
Under recent presidential dic-
tates, those troops could remain in
Iraq until next Apnl. some 16
months since they were first called
up.
He has argued that equity -
many other states' National Guard
units have gone home, and
Florida's were among the first
deployed dictates they should be
brought home.
"They won't re-enlist if they
don't think they are being treated
fairly," Nelson said, arguing that
(See Nelson on Page 1-0)


12 Applications In


For Sheriff's Jobs


by Tim Croft
They could. if they so chose,
create a fairly sturdy football team.
In the Canadian Football
League,
A dozen men, three times the
number who formally applied last
month to become Bay County's next
sheriff, an appointment that, went to
former Gulf County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, have submitted formal
applications to become the county's
next sheriff.
The deadline for applications is
Friday,, Oct. 10. Gov. Jeb Bush is
expected to formally announce the
appointment sometime before the
end of the month.
It was one day less than three
weeks after the close of the applica-,
tion period before the governor
selected McKeithen from a field of
four.
Last week, Ken Murphy was
.named interim Sheriff until the gov-
ernor makes his appointment.
On Tuesday, Murphy noted how
much the folks in the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office have made him feel
at home and how much he was
impressed with the professional
bearing'of the men and women of
the force.
He said that despite the roller
coaster of the past couple months,
the officers and staff in the Sheriffs
Office brought a passion to the job;
instead of having to provide direc-
tions, Murphy, who served as
Sheriff of Gulf County from 1977-
85, said he only had to listen to
deputies tell him what they were
doing.
Professionalism pervaded the
department, making his job fun,
Murphy added.
Which should bode well for
whomever the governor selects this
month to succeed McKeithen


through the election of 2004, when
McKeithen's term was due to end.
McKeithen had already
announced he would not run for re-
election so several individuals, had
already staked out their intention to
run for the office. :'
However, few predicted that 12
individuals would formally apply for
the position when it was opened by
McKeithen's early departure to a
neighboring county.
The individuals who had, as of
press time, submitted formal appli-
cations with the governor's office
are, in alphabetical order by last
name:
Rob Bradshaw, a reserve
deputy with the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office and an attorney.
Michael Hammond, with the
Gulf County Building Department.
Michael Harrison, a county
native now working as an investiga-
tor with the Gadsden County
Sheriffs Office.
Daymond Jones, Chief of
Police in Altha.
Ryan Kip McKenzie, a ser-
geant with the Bay County Sheriffs
Office.
Tommy Mills, a retired law
enforcement officer living in Howard
Creek.
Joe Nugent, a.major with the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office, second
in command under McKeithen.
Carl "Bucky" Richter, retired
former Port St. Joe Police chief.
Anthony Judson Smith, an
investigator with the state Fire
Marshall's office.
Marcus Sturdivant, a retired
police officer and full-time minister.
Dalton Upchurch, an investi-
gator with the Florida Highway
Patrol.
Jimmy Williams, an investiga-
tor with the GC Sheriffs Office.


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY


WILLIE RAMSEY. EDITOR





Behind the "Ate" Ball


Gulf County Emergency Management Director Larry Wells
wears several hats, one of which includes keeping up with distrib-
ution and organization of the commodities program. During a
recent county commission meeting he told the board that the state
was looking at making several changesto the way commodities are
distributed.
As he explained, plans are being considered to consolidate the
state's distribution mechanics by reducing the number of pick-up
points dramatically. Needless to say, the areas that are being con-
sidered to service those in need are in larger populated regions and
Gulfs not at the top of that list.
Wells made this point to county commissioners and they
agreed to write letters to all the powers to be and see if this process
might be stopped before it gets off the ground. Turns out this
movement is already off the ground and well in flight, but all the
passengers weren't told until the landing gear was ready to be
engaged.
As Wells explained it, he wasn't told about the meeting to redo
the program until the plan appeared to be set.
I understand the state is having to shuck out some big bucks
to distribute commodities, but there is another side to this story.
Get this picture in your mind. Aunt Bertha Louise wants to
pickup some commodities because times are tight, money is short,
and Uncle Bubba is hungry. Aunt Bertha jumps in their trusty
SUV, fills up with high test, and cruises over to Panama City to get
Uncle Bubba some good ol' vittles at the new pick-up point. While
out and about, she decides to also check out the fall fashions at
Penney's and had the lobster special at Captain Anderson's.
Ok, I know I'm going just a little too far here. Everybody knows
Aunt Bertha Louise doesn't drive an SUV.
Fact of the matter is, if Aunt Bertha could afford the SUV she
probably would not be going after the commodities in the first
place. Unless I'm not understanding this scenario very well, most
folks who need commodities are going to have a hard time gather-
ing up the funds necessary to make that trip. So, if they can't
afford the trip, and they can't afford the food, what's Aunt Bertha
Louise and Uncle Bubba gonna do?
Hopefully, the powers to be will take a few moments and re-
think this plan. Many of those most in need of the program are
located in small rural communities, such as Gulf. One thing is for
sure though, if the distributions are reduced as currently planned;,
there will be whole lot less expense involved in the program, but
there will also be a whole lot of people who will be forced out of the
'program.



Can't Wear His Gun During Service

The other day I was talking\vith some of the good folks over at
the Methodist Church after it was announced that former Gulf
County Sheriff Ken Murphy was appointed temporary interim
sheriff. They are having a difficult time figuring out if it's proper for
the county's top cop to be operating the sound system for the Sun-
day morning worship services.
I'm not sure about the protocol over at the Methodist church,
but I heard that over at the Baptist church Sheriff Ken would have
to remove his gun before working the sound.
Governor Jeb Bush did well with this appointment, Ken can
step in and do a great job outside the realms of politics while the
governor spends some time looking over applicants names wishing
to finish out the unexpired term of Sheriff Frank McKeithen.


Hu444C 4 DL4V4I, Wt K4 by Kesley Colbert


Slow Learner!


I made my first County Fair
appearance in 1955. I was amazed
at all the lights, rides, eats, shows,
livestock and noise. I immediately,
as any typical wide-eyed eight year
old might, tried to sample every-
thing at once.
I dined on cotton candy, hot
dogs and candied apples. I lost a
nickel when the rat didn't go down
the blue hole. I rode the Merry-Go-
Round. And the Ferris Wheel. And
the Tilt-A-Whirl twice. I busted, a
balloon and won that little straw
thing that you could put a finger in
each end but you couldn't pull'em
out! I dirtied my Tuf Nut jeans div-
ing after the greased pig. I mar-
veled at the two headed cow and
the bearded lady. I ate a Polish
sausage and polished off an ice
cream cone. I finally got on the
Scrambler and the Screaming


Machine.
I threw up over by the Bumper
Cars!
Twice!
I lay on the ground out behind
the girlie show tent and listened to
the red and white striped suited
guy yell, "Step right up folks, no
pushing, there is plenty of room on
the inside! Hurry, HURRY, H-U-R-
R-YI" and thought I was going to
diel I couldn't get the lights to stop
blurring, the music to quit blaring
or the world to stop spinning.....
Come early October of 1956 I
couldn't wait to get back to the
mid-wayl And do it again! This
time I was older and wiser.....a
County Fair veteran! I hopped
right on the Scrambler- no waiting
around to work up my courage I
ate two Polish sausages. With
onions like you are suppose to. I
was too old for rubber ducks and
tossing dimes into little dishes. I
rode the Screaming Machine with
both eyes open I .took my little
brother on the Tilt-A-Whirl and me
and Uncle F. D. smashed our cot-
ton candy into a small wad and


had a contest as to who could eat
it the fastest....
This time [ threw up out
behind the horse arena.
It's amazing how much you
can forget in a year's time. The fall
of 1957 found me back at the
fair....my excitement and anticipa-
tion as high as ever. I attacked the
food and the rides with the reck-.
less abandon of a ten year old
I threw up with the spinning
and nausea and dizziness and
stomach tumbling and cold, fore-
head and the awful taste of hot
dogs and candied apples reappear-
ing that makes you question why
you were born.... Folks, I'm telling
you- my intestines being tied to my
diaphragm is the. only thing that
kept them from coming out tool
I've never claimed to be the
smartest cookie in the box! You'd
a'thought by now I'd be seeing a
pattern here
Blame it on my youth- the next
year I'm right back at it again. I'm
old enough now to "go with my
friends". Hey, if they ride that new
bucket ride that spins upside,


down. I'm a sissy if I don't ride it
too! And you can't refuse when
Ricky, HaJe's mother offers to buy
you a hamburger. fries and a fun-
nel cake....
This time I threw up all over
the shoes of the guy who just cor-
rectly guessed my weight!
I repeat this process every sin-
gle year until 1963. I'm a sopho-
more in high school. I figure that's
about when you're the smartest
you're. ever going to be.... Leon
jumps behind the wheel of the
family car on "fair night" and says,
"Is everybody ready?"
I made a monumental deci-
sion. "No, I ain't!" I'd "given up"
about all I could to the fair. I had
seen the light-and it was through
spinning!
"Leon, for me to ever go to
another county fair the Germans
would have to be invading and one
of then would have to have a gun
to my head!" c
That was forty years ago. And I
have been very happy to, live pretty
much fairnesss" during those years.
See Kesley on Page 3


The "Christmas for Kids and Adults" program
took on a whole new dimension of service last year
when it was expanded to include elderly men and
women.
The Gulf County Senior Citizens, Arvida,
Knights of Columbus and The Star Publishing Com-'
pany are joining together to sponsor this year's com-
munity-wide program. This is the fourth year of the
Christmas program and is projected to serve more
children and adults than any year in the past.
Last year's program was an
overwhelming success thanks to the
outstanding generosity of contribu- '
tors from throughout the commu-
nity and beyond. Over 700 kids and
adults were served and $15,000 in
donations, toys, and in-kind contri-
butions were gathered last Christ-
mas season. This years goal has
been set at $20,000, with plans to
serve approximately 1,000 people.
Donations may be mailed to
the Gulf County Senior Citizens,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl
32456. Donations may also be
dropped off at The Star at 209 Reid
Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
All donations are tax
deductible and should be received


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100% of all gifts received
will be distributed to the
children and adults served
through the program.


prior to December 18th in order to complete the pro-
gram. New toys will also be accepted at the, drop off
points. For more information please call Jerry Stokoe
at 229-8466 or 229-8449.
The program is open for children, ages 1-14
years old,.and adults, 60 plus. Applications can be
picked up at both Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe ele-
mentary and middle schools. Florida Department of
Children and Families, all senior citizen centers, Head
Start in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe and The Star.


I lovethe Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, 2,500 '
each year I live;
I always like the gifts Iget; But how I love the
gifts Igive!" -Carolyn Wells EMPTY


She Has All Her Attention On What She Wants Done For Her!


WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR!
The theme of the Chicago
Cubs has now become the rallying
cry of the Atlanta Braves.
After winning the National
League East pennant for 12
straight years, they failed again to
cap their accomplishment off by
defeating the "Wild Card"-winning
'Cubs in the play-offs.
As one Brave put it, "We can
begin a long vacation, Monday!"
I watched every minute of their
ignominious five-game defeat at
the hands of the Cubs; waiting
patiently for Gary Sheffield and
Chipper Jones to win each game
with their patented home runs, all
to no avail.
Chipper finally decided he was
going to have to produce if the
Braves were to avoid embarrass-
ment, in the final two games, but it
was too little too late.
Bobby Cox must be fit to be
tied. After all, John Scherholts
traded off Kevin Millwood just


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before he needed his arm.

KEVIN MILLWOOD special-
ized in putting an end to the Brave
losing streaks when he played with
the team. It was one of the biggest
shocks in my life when the Braves
let him go to the Phillies.
The Braves had just had him
long enough to get him matured
and pitching first rate.
When AOL bought the Braves
from Ted Turner a couple of years
ago, the "family ownership" just
evaporated from the Braves' family
tree. Instead of 'being "Georgia's
Team" they became "AOL's team".
You have to hand it to the


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


Cubs. They are still "Chicago's
team" even after 96 years without
winning a championship.
The Cubs are still "loveable"
and are still supported by their
fans, even without a new stadium
every 10 years or so, or without the
revolving door of their best players
going in and out.
I am reminded of Ferguson
Jenkins, Mark Grace, Ryan Sand-
berg, and of course, Ernie Banks.
They all played for years for the
Cubs with, no thought of trading
them or of their abandoning the'
team for another "home" that paid
more money.


LITTLE BIT HAS been at it
again.
Little Bit has been "in season"
for her first time, the past two
weeks, and has been extra frisky.
She has even taken to wanting
'to go outside several times a day
and makes her wishes known by
coming to either Frenchie or I and
barking, jumping, licking 'our
hands or otherwise calling our
attention to her wishes.
She goes through all of that
motion to get outside, then waits
until she gets inside on the porch
to tinkle on the tile floor '
She won't do it every time, but
she does it enough to try our
patience and often enough to make
us forget how cute she can be at
times, by her activities.
She still comes to my bed
about daybreak, jumps on my
chest and begins to lick my face,
waking. me up. She's regular as an
alarm clock!
Then, after she gets me awake,


here comes Smudgie and jumps on
the bed, rolling over so I can.,
scratch her stomach. :Smudgie
doesn't perform, a- service, like
waking me up. She doesn't even'
bring me my walking stick or .pull
down the covers.
She has all her attention on
what she wants done for her!

SHE GETS IT, TOO. Before I
can get up, I have to scratch her
stomach, rub her behind the ears
and massage her back.
If I stop any of'the maneuvers
prematurely, she will 'take 'my
hand, in her mouth and put it back
to the spot being given the atten-
tion, for more.
Smudgie is beginning to' get
old. She is becoming fat through
inactivity. She's not near death
from old age, but she is old enough
for us to consider the fact that she
may die at some point in the
future.
That will be a sad day for us;


and' for many others in Port St.
Joe.
Smudgie used to come to work
when we !came to work. As a con-
sequence,. she knew all our, cus-
tomers and our customers, knew:
Smudgie.
SSeveral people even came into
the office just 'to see and pet
Smudgie.
She had a regular clientele.
Smudgie is still like that. She.
never meets a stranger.
Little Bit's main job is going to
be taking Smudgie's place, one
day.
She is already well on her way
to becoming anqther.. "Smudgie".
She just has to becomeAmiore ud-
dlesome. She is already 'cuddle-
some', she just doesn't like to stay
still and be cuddled, yet.
Both dogs demand attention
and even vie for it, Smudgie'is just
a little jealous and has even
learned to bare her teeth at Little
Bit, on occasion.


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Commission Sets New Public Speaking Policy


Gulf County commissioners
had an extended period of time
between regular meetings this
month because September was a
five Tuesday month. The board
often calls special meetings to deal
with business that might come up
during these extended time frames.
During a special session
Monday afternoon, Commissioner
Billy Traylor brought up board pro-
cedures, which he had asked to be
placed on the agenda of the meet-
ing. Traylor moved that the board


consider a policy requiring that
people bringing business before the
board to sign-up at the Gulf County
Clerk's Office no later than
Thursday at 5:00 o'clock before
scheduled meetings in order to be
recognized by the board. The per-
son wishing to speak would also
need to outline the subject of busi-
ness they wish to address so that
board members will have an oppor-
tunity to conduct research prior to
the meetings.
Commissioners will enact the


new policy for the second meeting
in October to allow time for the
public to become aware of the new
policy. Cbmmissioner Traylor has
been elected as the new board
chairman and will take over for out-
going chair, Commissioner Jerry
Barnes, at the board's first meeting
of the month, October 14.
Commissioner Nathan Peters Jr.
will serve as Vice-Chairman,.
During another special meeting
held the previous week, the board
dealt with a minor mistake in the


Visitor Drowns at Mexico Beach


by Tim Croft
A Tennessee man visiting in the
area drowned in the Gulf waters off
Mexico Beach on Saturday evening.
Michael W. Shelby, 35, of
Charleston, Tenn., was pronounced
dead at the scene. He was found in
the surf near Third Street and U.S.
98.
No foul play is suspected and
no suspicious circumstances were
uncovered during investigation by
the Mexico Beach Police
Department.
Alcohol is a potential contribut-
ing factor in the death, according to
Mexico Beach police, but toxicology
results will not be back for weeks.


The medical examiner for the
14th Judicial Circuit performed an
autopsy on Monday and determined
Shelby died as a result of an "acci-
dental drowning."
The incident occurred at rough-
ly 7 p.m. CT last Saturday night,
when Mexico Beach police were
notified of a possible drowning. .
Two women who had seen a
body in the water and ran down to
Toucan's Restaurant for assistance.
A patron, Brent Hodge of
Tallahassee, ran down the beach to
the location and pulled Shelby from
the surf, finding.
Hodge ran to the highway and
flagged a passing motorist, request-
ing they call 9-1-1.


Kesley from Page 2


Hagen Lotzmann is from Dresden,
Germany. He first invaded as a for-
eign exchange student in 1997. He
came back'in 1999. I saw him again
in the summer of '02. And most
recently, he was here last week.
And naturally, being keenly
observant for a foreigner he spied
out all the local happenings,
"Kesley, can we go to the fair?"
My palms immediately began to
sweat and a terrible mixture of saw-
dust, manure,: melting caramel,
cooking onions-iand my own vomit
filled my nostrils.....
"Herr Hag, not ever again in
this lifetime!"
Cathy quickly jumped in and
explained international relations
and commended his inquisitive
mind and reminded me of my patri-
otic duty and that everything was o.
k...... "after all, it's been forty years.
Surely you have,outgrowrI all..that.
kid's sickness bv'ro. 'no.
I heard the -carnival" music as
we got out of the car and my head
started to spin. And don't talk to me
about psychosomatic! This was
real! I saw the flashing lights of the
mid-way and my stomach went into
the spin cycle. My liver turned to
my pancreas and said, "Hold on to
something,, the idiot is going back!"
People, you're not going to
believe this- it cost eight dollars a
head to go to the fair these days!
And TWO dollars to pick up a rub-


ber duck with the number on the
bottom! And all you can win is that
same straw thing that you stick
your fingers in! I marveled at how
/young the fair goers had
become.....and wondered who they
were all talking to on those cell
phones!
Hagen and Cathy rode the
Orbiter-which was just a trick
name for the old Scrambler. They
Tilt-A-Whirled. They got spun
upside down. They lay on their bel-
lies and flew around in circles. I
couldn't even look, my forehead
was cold and clammy. There were
more lights (all blinking) than I
remembered. And the music could
be heard in Alberta, Canada!
I didn't waste two dollars
throwing ONE dart at a balloon! I
didn't lay a quarter down on the rat
race! I didn't even go in search of
the two-headed cowl I found a
. bench .that wasn't revolving too-
'"batdly 'ad a iHt: :ie 'tou"ghed':-lt'
out.-until 1iag strolled 'up grinriing
\ith a foot long Polish sausage
loaded with onions and peppers.
And Cathy was gnawing on a corn
dog dripping in'mustard!
I lost it all! My "host family"
politeness, my concern for interna-
tional relations, my patriotic duty
and my breakfast, my lunch, a
frozen Mars bar that I had eaten at
my last fair in 1962.....
I Ain't Going Back,
Kes


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Hodge returned to Shelby and
began CPR, joined shortly thereafter
by Shelby's mother.
When police arrived, Shelby
was unresponsive and had no vital
signs.
Police officers and Mexico
Beach EMTs responding to the
scene, assisted by deputies from the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office, took
over the CPR before Gulf County
EMS arrived and continued the life-
saving attempts.
Shelby, however, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene. His
body was transported to the Medical
Examiner's office.
Shelby was the second drown-
ing victim at Mexico Beach since
July of last year.
Prior to, that first fatality last
July, there had not been a drowning
in the waters off Mexico Beach in at
leasttwo decades.


wording of a bonding 'resolution
recently approved to consolidate
board loans for capital equipment
and to finance other projects.
Board attorney Tim McFarland
told commissioners that the bond
closing went smoothly.
According to Budget and
Finance Director Becky Norris, the
total amount bonded was
$1,974,043.85. Those dollars are
being dispersed in several areas.
The prime target of the bond funds
was the consolidation of 22 out-
standing county loans, most of
which were for equipment purchas-
es. The payoff on those loans equals
$1,243,397.05 and will save the
county a considerable amount of
money in interest expense. This
savings is to be used to start a cap-
ital equipment fund that will put
the county in position to plan and
payoff capital equipment needs as
they arise, without having to bor-
row for the purchases.
$200,000 of the bond money
was placed in reserves, another
$4,043.97 was paid for accrued
interest, and $35,000 was paid for
cost of the bonding procedures. A
total of $1,447,440.94 has been
expended. The remaining funds are
earmarked for new equipment pur-
chase and courthouse roof repairs.
Other items discussed during
the special meeting included renew-
ing insurance contracts, Sheriffs
Department budget update, union
issues and special projects pay-
ments.


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Meth Lab, Two People, Busted In Dalkeith


by Tim Croft
It turns out, sheriffs investiga-
tors knew just where to look.
Tipped that a man charged in a
nearby county with operating a
methamphetamine lab may have
moved to Wewahitchka, investiga-
tors with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office headed for a house they had
surveilled for drug activity once
before.
And they hit the jackpot.
At 177 Poplar, off Burgess
Creek Road in Dalkeith, investiga-
tors found the suspect, his girl-
friend and the crude makings of a
meth lab, including chemicals,
jars, hoses and the like.
Stephen Paul Brown, 26, and
Dawn Renee Haddock, 29, were
arrested and charged with manu-
facture of methamphetamine, traf-
ficking in methamphetamine, pos-
session with intent to distribute,
possession of drug paraphernalia
and, after it was discovered that
Haddock's four young children
were living in the home, aggravated
child abuse.
Investigators seized two vehi-
cles and $956 in cash, most of it
hidden in a piggy bank..
Brown also faces a weapons
charge for having possession of a
shortened double-barrel 20-gauge
shotgun which appeared rigged as
a booby-trap.
All the charges are felonies,
several of them first-degree
felonies.
Brown, already facing two fed-
eral warrants, is looking at up to 25
years to life.
He had a hearing on his feder-
al warrants/this week.
Haddock was released from the
Gulf County Jail late last week on
$75,000 bond. Her four children
are in the care of a relative.
The case started with a call to
Gulf County investigators from offi-
cials with the Washington County
She rifs Office.
They informed local in-estiga-
tors that Brown. who was being
sought on federal manufacture of
methamphetamine and gun
charges stemming from a
Washington County bust earlier
this year, had apparently moved to
northern Gulf Count-.
Investigators Jake Richards
and Tim \Vood of the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office. nent m search of
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pect several months ago.
Sure enough, when they drove
by the home, Haddock and, the
vehicles they had been alerted to
look for by. Washington County
investigators were in the yard. :
Richards, Wood and investiga-
tors Jimmy Williams and Paul
Beasley then met up, got some
back-up and returned to the home.


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Eventually they:. broke down
the door to discover that Brown
had bolted inside for a shower.
He emerged from the shower,
"butt-naked" just as Haddock
?emerged from the laundry room of


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Her three-year-old child was
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And investigators quickly dis-
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methamphetamine production:
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Meth Lab


muriatic acid, salt, Liquid Fire (a
drain opener used by professional
plumbers), lithium batteries,
Sudafed tablets and anhydrous
ammonia.
They are the ingredients used
in one of several methods of "cook-
ing" methamphetamine, which is
quickly becoming a scourge to law
enforcement officials around the
country and the state.
"It's the up and coming drug,"
Richards said.
The Poplar Drive lab was the
second ever found in Gulf County;
in Bay County, investigators bust
several labs a week.
After securing Brown and
Haddock, investigators opened the
doors and windows to air the home
out.
The Fire Department and EMS
were called to stand by since the
home, as is the case in all meth lab
busts, is considered a hazardous
site until cleaned.
A team from the Bay County
Sheriffs Office was also called to
lend their expertise in dealing with
meth labs.
The lab was taken down and
investigators found methampheta-
mine, in trafficking amounts of
more than 14 grams, in several
forms: powder base or brown, Ice
or crystal shard& and methyl or liq-
uid.
Brown was transported to the
federal lockup in Bay County, as
the federal charges take prece-
dence over any state charges.


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Investigators found 13 glass
pipes used for smoking metham-
phetamine wrapped in napkins
throughout a home on Poplar Drive
in Dalkeith.


from page 4


This film canister is full of "brown" methamphetamine, in trafficking
quantities more than 14 grams.


The house on Poplar Drive is
condemned until such time as the
owner from whom Brown and
Haddock were renting the house
brings in a Haz-Mat team to clean
up the lot.
The average cost of such a
clean-up is roughly $25,000.
Methamphetamine is one of
the most pressing drug problems
facing law enforcement. In fact,
that only two labs have been found
in Gulf County is something of an
aberration.
Costing about the same as
cocaine on the street, roughly $100
a gram, the drug can be made
using four different recipes, each of
which employ ingredients that can
be commonly purchased.
Making it, however, emits a
powerful smell.
"(The smell) is really, really
strong," Richards said.
There is no smuggling across
borders involved, it's fairly easy to
make with only a rudimentary
knowledge of chemistry and the
drug is a super, speed, allowing
users, who smoke, snort or inject
the drug, to remain awake for, liter-
ally, days.


It is also highly addictive.
"It's one of the most addictive
drugs around, more addictive than
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One More Case of West Nile


Confirmed: Another Suspected


by Tim Croft
The count is now four.
The Gulf County Health
Department officials said this
week that the county's fourth
human case of West Nile virus has
been confirmed.
A 59-year-old local man is
described as doing well and recov-
ering from a bout of the mosquito-
borne illness, which has emerged
in humans this year for the first
time in Gulf County.
One elderly local woman died
early last month and two other
county men have either recovered
or are recovering from infection by
West Nile.
They are the first human
cases of West Nile in the county
since the virus was first discov-
ered in birds several years ago.
The number four also repre-
sents some 10 percent of the
human cases of the virus in
Florida, including the state's first
confirmed death from the virus
this year.
With seven confirmed cases in
Bay County, the two counties
have had roughly one-quarter of
the state's confirmed cases of
West Nile this year.
Doug Kent, director of the

Wellness Seminar
Beacon Hill Wellness Center will
host a wellness seminar, "Stroke: Are
You At Risk?" beginning at noon ET,
11 a.m. CT, on Thursday, Oct. 16.
The seminar is free and open to
the public.
Health Fair Oct. 10
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, consulta-
tions, and information free of charge.
Services include testing blood
pressure, vision, hearing, bone densi-
ty, 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 C uncil.


Gulf County Health Department,
said he was not surprised by the
emergence of human cases of the
virus in the county this year.
"Given the activity of the
virus, it takes a period of time to
get dense in the area," Kent said,
noting that since the discovery of
the virus in birds locally a few
years ago, it was essentially a
matter of time before the virus
showed up in humans.
Another contributing factor, it
is surmised, is a particularly wet
summer.
West Nile is carried by mos-
quitoes which have bitten infected
birds. It has also been recently
theorized that in some cases of
the virus, though not local cases,
transmission could have occurred
through blood transfusions.
West Nile has no known cure
or vaccine. Doctors are left to treat
the symptoms flu-like, including
stiffness of the neck and fever -
while the patient's immune sys-
tems tries to ward off the virus.
Which is why young children
and folks over 50,. and those
whose immune systems are
already vulnerable due to illness
or other factors, are considered
most at risk for infection.


October Classes
October 91= 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Pine Burr Quilt. Scrappy Quilt
October 1 1'= 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Pumpkin table runner with star.
Rotary cutting technique will be taught.
October 13' = 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Come and see what we have to offer on this day.
October 14"' = 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Second part of square in a square.
October 151, = 10:00 am
Dear Jane Club Meets.
October 16"' 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Christmas Bell Table Runner.
October 18h = 10:00 am-?
Snippet Wall Hanging.
October 201& 27th = 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Learn how to make a throw such as the
Yellow Brick Road.
October 25h = 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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The percentage of mosquito
bites which could result in infec-
tion by West Nile is quite low.
That, and the fact that the
virus's known peak period of late
August and early September has
passed, does not mean, however,
local folks should not continue, to
be vigilant.
Kent suggested that caution
should continue for at least the
next 30 days.
"From our last conference call
(with state health officials)'it was
still active up here," Kent said.
"We still need to be cautious."
Individuals experiencing flu-
like symptoms accompanied by a
stiff neck and fever should see a
physician as soon as possible.
West Nile can be confirmed
through a simple blood test and
Kent said area doctors have
recently taken to ordering the full
panel of blood tests when dealing
with patients who exhibit West
Nile indicators.
It has been a busy summer for
West Nile. More than 40 states
have confirmed cases, which now
number more than 5,000 nation-
wide, up more than 10 percent
from last year.


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Arts Alliance

Meeting Oct. 16th
Meet the Arts Alliance at Artist
Charlie Chapin's Gallery overlook-
ing the river in downtown
Apalachicola. A wine and cheese
reception will follow a,brief general
meeting starting at 6:00 p.m.
Gallery 75 is located on Water
Street next to B-9 Marine.
Everyone is invited. For informa-
tion: 850.227.3745.

Mexico Beach Host

Bike Rodeo Oct. 11th
The Mexico Beach Department
of Public Safety will be conducting
a bike rodeo and safety check on
Saturday, October 11th, beginning
at 8:00 a.m. CT.
The rodeo will take place at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints parking lot located on
15th Street.




Mexico Beach

Police Report
The Mexico .Beach Police
department answered 35 calls for
service and investigated two thefts
during the week of September 29th
through October 5th.
During this same period, offi-
cers issued two traffic citations and
one traffic warning.
October 1: Theft, Express
Lane, 714 Hwy 98, gas drive off
$3.00
October 3: Theft Express Lane,
3701 Hwy 98, >gas drive off $9.00
October 4: Drowning, Michael
Shelby, 35. See related story in
paper.

In memory of my father, L.Z.
Henderson, who would have been
83 years old Oct. 8, 2003, who
passed away August 25, 2003,
whom:l.adearly loved & miss very
much, but to know that he is with
my mother & hisgord and Savior
and has no more sickness or hurts
makes it alot easier. I will always
miss you and love you.
S With love,
H.B. Henderson & Family

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infected, so they do not allow you access
to the attachment These settings may be
lowered. It is possible (but not recom-
mended) to temporarily turn off your anti-
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and removal of old sidewalk sec-
tions.
ROAD CLOSED-McDaniel also
told commissioners that a portion
of Long Avenue between Highway
71 and 6th Street will be closed
Tuesday and Wednesday of next
week for city work crews to install a
new water tap.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Commissioner Rachel Crews
questioned the board's meeting
room (up stairs city hall) not being
handicapped accessible. Mayor


Pate explained that the meeting
would be moved to the fire station
meeting room if a need for access
arose. Commissioner Benny
Roberts said the cost of installing
an elevator had prohibited making
the upstairs handicap accessible.
Commissioner Crews suggested
that the city needs to publicize the
accessibility plan.
-Set a workshop at 5:00 o'clock
October 21, prior to the board's
next'meeting, to look at changing
the city's operation style by hiring a
city manager as requested by
Commissioner John Reeves.
-Mayor Pate told the board that
DOT has agreed to install turn
lanes at First and 98 if the city


would pay two to three thousand
dollars to rewire the lights. Pate
agreed to the plan and the board
supported that action.
-Agreed to a letter of support
for grant application paperwork to
assist the Gulf County health
Department.


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Education


Foundation


Awards


Mini-Grants
by Tim Croft
Innovation, hard W k and
passion for teaching collided with
dollars this week as the Gulf
Education Foundation doled out
$12,600 in mini-grants to teachers
across the county.
From field trips to the estuar-
ine research facility in Eastpoint to
creating an audio library of classic
novels, teachers were rewarded by
the Foundation for pushing the
envelope, expanding horizons and
nurturing young minds in creative
ways.
"The grants challenge teachers
to think outside the box," said
DeEtta Smallwood from Port St.
Joe Elementary School. "They pro-
vide a real challenge for teachers."
This is the third year the Gulf
Education Foundation, a non-prof-
it dedicated to enhancing educa-
tion in the district, has handed out
mini-grants to teachers.
To date, more than $32,000
had been given to district teachers,
who go through a competitive
application process for the grants.
This year, the applications,
some two dozen, were particularly
excellent, said David Warriier of
the Foundation, making the review
process even more challenging for
the Foundation's board.
"There is a real need," Warriner
said of the grant program, which
provides critical funding in a small
rural county where extra dollars for
enhancement programs are not,
readily available. 'The dollars are
really needed.
"I see a lot of the same teachers
every year, working hard, putting
the effort into this."
Ask those teachers why they
cram even more paperwork into
their daily blizzard, the answer is
simple.
"Students," said Donna
Thompson of Port St. Joe Middle
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and DeEtta Smallwood. Also pictured is school Principal Chris Earley.


Several teachers at Port St. Joe Middle School, including Donna Thompson, Linda Bancroft, Liz Howell, Ruby Sue
Knox, Gloria Gant and Becky Lacour received mini-grants from the Gulf Education Foundation.


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School. 'The impact on our stu-
dents. It's worth the time."
And the bottom line is, the
$200 teachers receive to purchase
classroom supplies does not travel
far, so teachers must be creative
just in financing their creative
efforts.
I"You have to find outside
means," said Diane McKeithen of
Port St. Joe High School, "and. they
(the Foundation) are the best."
The dollars for the mini-grants
camel from two primary sources
this year: The St. Joe Community,
Foundation ani Progress Energy.
~ Teache at Port St. Joe
Ele entary received $3,500 in


grant funding.
Karen Odum will introduce a
literacy-based book-making pro-
gram; Cindy Phillips will explore
science through the principles of
flight; Odum, Brenda Wood and
Jeannie Askew will take classes on
two field trips to the estuarine
research facility in Eastpoint;
Smallwood will explore solar power
through sun-powered cars.
Further, Karen Minger will pur-
chase a reading video series and
Askew will expand the amount of
Accelerated Reader reading materi-
als.
Askew and Sharon Hoffman
also received funding for the
school's "Odyssey of the Mind" pro-


October Activities at VFW Post
The John C. Gainous VFW Post Chaffee. Go in costume and win a
#10069 and its ladies auxiliary will prize.
be holding their October monthly The ladies auxiliary will be
meeting; on Tuesday, October 14th, helping Bay St. Joseph Care anc
at 7:30 p.m. ET at their Post home Rehabilitation Center with theii
in Highland View. Refreshments Halloween party for the residents
will bie furnished following the on Thursday, October 30th, at 2:0(
meeting by Karen Hanson and p.m. ET.,They will be donating bags
Karen Taylor. There will be lots of of candy for the residents to hanc
issues to discuss for the upcoming out on Halloween night for theil
Veterans Day and the holidays, so "trick or treaters".
members are encouraged to attend. Anyone who is not a member
On Saturday, October 18th, and would like to join, is invited t(
12:00 noon the VFW, along with stop by the Post home in Highlanc
the Marine Corps League #065 View and pick up an application oi
from Parker, will be having a call 229-6826 to see if they are eli
grouper dinner. They are asking for gible to belong. Members are need
a $5.00 donation and eat in or take ed to attend the meeting and help
out. Orders can be called in to 229- out with the up coming projects.
6826. In November, there may be
The, Post will be having its change in the meeting night since
annual Halloween party on Friday, it falls on Veterans Day. An article
October 31st, at 7:00 p.m. Music will be published as to date anc
will be provided by D.J. Craig time.


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At Wewahitchka Elementary,
the Foundation handed out $1,950
in grants.
Lori Price received funding for
the school's "Odyssey of the Mind"
and Debbie Gerber will use an
understanding of ecological sys-
tems to help her students under-
stand the wonders of science.
Gerber will also use grant money to
improve reading skills through
music.
Wewahitchka High and
Middle schools received $2,100, the
application came from Middle
School principal Pam Lister, for a
writer's workshop.
Port St. Joe Middle School
teachers received $2,450 in grant
funding.
Judy Campbell, Ruby Sue
Knox and Gloria Gant will publish
student writings; and Thompson,
Judy Williams, Linda Bancroft,
Kriox, Campbell, Liz Howell and
Becky Lacour will expand the
school's AR program by purchasing
news- and idea-related magazines.
"(The grants) are awesome
because the media center has lim-
ited resources," Thompson noted.
"We couldn't experiment on a pro-
gram like this."
Reluctant or struggling read-
ers at Port St. Joe High School will
benefit from, McKeithen's effort to
create an audio library of classic
novels, using $1,830 in grant fund-
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Nelson
-From Pg. 1
undermined the very essence of the
"new military" 'top Pentagon offi-
cials want to create.
Nelson noted, however, "I have
not been successful arguing this
issue" with the Secretary of
Defense and the Secretary of the
Army.
Nelson, following a question
about future development of a
deepwater in Port St. Joe, under-
scored the importance of ports, but
added that they present real home-
land security issues, noting that 98
percent of all cargo containers are
not inspected;
SThe votes, Nelson said, are
there in the Senate to' prevent a
House sponsored bill that would,
by changing the funding formula to
push money down to states, effec-
tively dismantle Head Start, the
"wildly successful" program provid-
ing a host of educational and


By: LvTnda Bordelon
The transformation is' on-
going. The schoolhouse is long
gone, the land is cleared and the
building has begun. The public is
extended a special invitation to
attend the "Site Rededication" to be
held Friday, October 10th, at 11:00
a.m. EST at the old school proper-
ty on Long Avenue. the future
home of the Village of St. Joseph.
The property once housed the
two-story St Joe School which was
built around 1917-1918, followed
by the construction of the middle
building in 1937-1938 and later
the third and final building.
Expansions were made to accom-
modate the booming town; the St
Joe Paper Mill was being built and
Kinney's Mill was opened, bringing
young families with education
needs.
Many names come to mind,
educators who shaped the lives of
many citizens of Port St. Joe.
Principals like Mr. Griesold, Mr.
Joyce, Mr. McFerson, Mr. J. Louis
Hall, Mr. Biggerf- Mr. Hubert
Richards, Ms. Ola"'McFarland
Maddox, who said the first public
prayer in an area school in 1917.
Teachers like Fena McFall firstt
grade teacher to every child in Port
St. Joe in the 1920's), Calla Parrot
Gibson, Nobie Stone, Billy Barlow,
Dot Barlow, Charlotte Nedley, and
Frank Barnes. Coaches like Marion
Craig and Frank Hannon. Their
instructions still echo in the minds
of those who remember and appre-


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that night's presentation on
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annual highlight of the festival.
It all climaxes on Sunday with
a Low Countr Boil, including live!
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Tuesday's "town hall" meeting with Sen. Bill Nelson concluded with Nelson answering a series of questions on
policy and life in the nation's capital from county public school students.


health services to needy pre-school
children.
The measure passed the House
by a single vote, but Nelson said it
was dead in the Senate.


-"We are not going to let it hap-
pen in the' U.S. Senate," Nelson
said.
"Our ports are as vulnerable as
any other ports in the country,"
Nelson said. "We need to spend
money" on port security issues.
Nelson also discussed several
Issues'near and dear to this heart,
including the space program, the
development of alternative sources
of fuel.
He said he would encourage
Democrat Bob Graham, who this
week dropped out of the race for
president, to run for re-election to
the Senate next year
He also discussed, from the
Democratic view, a number of con-
tentious issues, from tax cuts to
building an international coalition
on Iraq to paying for the hefty $87
billion price tag for rebuildmg Iraq
to growing budget deficits and
delaying some of those tax cuts to
pay for the effort m Iraq.
Put together the issues
America faces are formidable, but
Nelson was optimistic.
"We face some weighty issues,"
Nelson said. "We've faced the same
sort of things before. Americans are
over-comers.
"We will overcome these obsta-
cles."
Not long thereafter, it was off to
Franklin County and another con-


clave with the local folks.


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ciate the dedication of these and
man\ other educators. ,::.
S The sounds of children at
recess, the reciting of the ABC's,
the morning pledge to the flag has
all been replaced by the sound of
heavy equipment, hammers and
saws, all the sounds of progress.
The villagee of St. Joseph is in-its
beginning stages, offering a com-
munitv withinn a community. The
'20 old-Florida style homes \ith be
fully landscaped with sidewalks
and walking trails. The first homes
are nearing completion offering a
glimpse into the finished project.
Everyone is invited to attend
the Site Rededication. on Friday.
SSpecial guests and former employ-
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School Board Awards

Contracts for Wewa Roofs


by Tim Croft
With an agenda largely devoid of
debate or controversy, the Gulf
County School Board addressed
leaking roofs and critical health
issues during its regular monthly
meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting was at
Wewahitchka High School, the
annual opportunity for students in
the north end of the county to see
government in action and for the
School Board to learn more about
what Wewahitchka Schools are
doing.
However, an unavoidable last-
minute conflict with a town hall
meeting held by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-
Florida, in Port St. Joe nullified that
portion of the mission for the School
Board.
School Board members did
approve a contract for roofing work
at all three Wewahitchka schools.
The district agreed to a
$574,500 contract with Bel-Mac,
which put a new roof on Port St. Joe
High School this past year, to put a
new roof on Wewahitchka High and
Middle schools.
Board members also approved
awarding a contract to Kent
Construction, in the amount of
$199,697, to da roof repair, particu-
larly over the lunch room and
administrative areas, at
Wewahitchka Elementary.
"We need to get started on
these," said Superintendent Jerry
Kelley. "I'd love to' see the trailers
pulling up and work getting start-
ed."
The board also approved spend-
ing $14,000 to put a second health
room aide at Port St. Joe
Elementary.
The request came from Doug
Kent, director of the Gulf County
Health Department, who cited an
increased workload at the elemen-
tary school, as well as an increase in
complex medical problems, in mak-
ing the requer.
Thi's ii aI recommendation we
need to, approve," Kelley told board
members. "\\e have a lot of high
mainteLanbe kids there (needing
additional agsistajce).
"lt'slprettr' dramatic what we're
asked tod9 min schools today."
S. The dismct has an ESE cluster
class at Uhe school, which has, to a
significafitextent. created the addi-
tional vqorlJoad.
Kent ja~id the health aide at the
schob.6 rages 50-6tvis its to the
Health Romm eachi..day.
There are students in need of
daily u riarv catherization, asth-
matic stideints needing nebulizer
treatment, diabetic students need-
ing blood glucose monitoring and a
child witni special cardiac issues
that occisionally requires pulse
oximetry evaluation.
Add 1b that, multiple students


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with more complex medical prob-
lems, including psychosocial prob-
lems that need special handling in
the Health Room and students
requiring special medication before
eating.
Toss in the "as-needed" medica-
tions for special students
"It was creating a situation
where you had to have a second aide
there," Kent said. "If you are going
to do it, do it right and for the kids."
It was unclear on Tuesday how
much of the additional funding for a
health aide would come from grant
dollars earmarked for assisting ESE
students.
Other items taken up during
the meeting and subsequent work-
shop:
The board received the annual
transportation summary from Don
Rich, district supervisor of trans-
portation.
District school buses traveled
279,265.20 miles during the 2002-
2003 school year, expending more
than 38,000 gallons of fuel at an
average of 7.32 miles per gallon per
bus.
The average cost per mile was


57" Chair, $729.


$2.87 including driver salary and
benefits and $1.77 without,salary
and benefits in the equation.
Buses are inspected every 20
days by district mechanics.
The board received recom-
mended dates from high school
principals for graduation and bac-
calaureate.
At Port St. Joe High School,
seniors will take their finals May 13-
14, with their last day of school May
14.
Baccalaureate will be 6 p.m. ET
on Thursday, May 20, with
Scholarship Night following at 7
p.m.
Graduation will be 5 p.m. ET on
Saturday, May 22.
At Wewahitchka High, senior
finals and last day of school will be
the same as in Port St. Joe.
Baccalaureate will be 7 p.m. CT
on Wednesday, May 19, with gradu-
ation at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, May
21.
SFollowing the monthly meeting
.and workshop, the Board met in
,executive session to discuss negoti-
(See School Board on pg.12)


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Commodity Program Changes Could


Significantly Impact Poor of Gulf County


by Tim Croft
A state panel has proposed
sweeping changes to how the state
distributes food to the needy which
some fear could have significant
impact for rural counties, including
Gulf County.
The proposed changes have not

School Board

-- fromnpage 11
nations with the union representing
teachers and non-instructional
employees.
Those negotiations are dead-
locked over the issue of the district's
contribution to health insurance.
The sides had already agreed on
a salary increase of 2 percent above
the annual step increases for teach-
ers, or about 35 cents an hour for
non-instructional personnel.
The district, however, has been
unwilling to meet the union's
demand that it contribute 90 percent
of its employees' health insurance
premiums.
The district is currently paying
75 percent, which is its current offer.


been implemented, a decision on
them likely won't come until the end
of the month, but they are causing
heartburn for agencies around the
state.
In late August, an advisory
board to The Emergency Food
Assistance Program (TEFAP) recom-
mended changes to the system for
food delivery to the needy which
would, among other provisions,
greatly reduce the number of agen-
cies distributing food.
Currently some 84 agencies,
including the Gulf County
Commission under what is called
the "Commodity Program," distrib-
ute U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) food to the needy.
Under the proposal from the
TEFAP advisory board, that number
would be reduced to less than two
dozen, at least as interpreted by
Mark Robbins, president and CEO
of Farm Share Inc., a statewide
agency providing food for the poor.
And as interpreted by local offi-
cials, that reduction in agencies
appears to mean that the nearest
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PUBLIC NOTICE
A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development
Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2003
at 10:00 a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting
Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration Building, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hear-
ings will be to discuss and act on the following:

Final Plat Approval-Jubilation-Ashwood Development
Company-Parcel ID #6288-001R, #6288-002R, #6288-003R,
#6288-004R & #6288-005R- 24.549 acres in Section 22,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida-a
maximum 73 unit subdivision subject to all development reg-
ulations required by Gulf County.

Preliminary Plat Approval-Chipola Landings-Green Acres
Development-Parcel ID #1041-050R-49.848 acres in Section
33, Township 5 South, Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida-
subject to all development regulations required by Gulf
SCounty.
Variance-Ronald Pickett-Parcel ID' #6276-022R-Setback
encroachment

Review of Development Proceedures

St. Joe/Arvida for WindMark Beach DRI

Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update

Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision

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


In turn that could mean the
poor of Gulf and other rural coun-
ties could face daunting transporta-
tion issues and costs to receive
needed food.
All this while new census fig-
ures released recently show that
poverty rates have jumped nearly a
full percentage point in Florida over
the past three years.
"This proposal creates tremen-
dous concern for us in Gulf
County," wrote then County
Commission chairman Jerry Barnes
in a letter to the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services' Bureau of Food
Distribution. "We fear (it) is a direct
attempt to eliminate the distribution,
of commodity foods in the rural
counties."
The plan has not yet been
adopted by the Bureau of Food
Distribution.
The framework of the advisory
board's recommendations, arrived
at over more than a year of discus-
sions, was sent to agencies which
currently distribute food under
TEFAP in mid-September.
Agencies had until the end of
September to submit comments.
Gloria Van Treese, chief of the
Bureau of Food Distribution in
Tallahassee, said those comments
are being reviewed by staff this week
as they consider what recommenda-
tions to make to Commissioner of
Agriculture Charles Bronson.
Van Treese said bureau staff
went to the advisory panel to exam-
ine food distribution in the state for
several reasons.
There had been complaints that
some areas of the state Van Treese
noted the Panhandle and North
Central Florida were not getting


their fair share of food.
As more and more local agen-
cies sought a spot at the table in the
program, that problem was exacer-
bated.
There was also an issue of cost
savings, important in a program
which receives just $5 million per
year from Congress to feed the poor
of Florida.
Specifically, staff sought to
reduce costs associated with "dou-
ble-dipping" and "double-counting,"
problems largely the domain of larg-
er counties where multiple agencies
mean households receiving food are
frequently counted two or three
times and some folks jump between
several agencies to receive food.
"We just keep reshuffling the
pie, recutting the slices," Van Treese
said.
The major thrust of the pro-
posed changes is tweaking the for-
mula for food distribution.
,Currently, food is divided
among agencies based on the num-
ber of households served.
In Gulf County, some 250-300
households receive food through
TEFAP, receiving a three month's
supply every quarter of the year.
The advisory board recom-
mended that the allocation be based
60 percent on the poverty rate, 40
percent on the unemployment rate.
"That's how we get our food
from the USDA," Van Treese said.
"Why can't we look at it the same
way?"
She added that a majority of
states around the country use the
federal government's 60/40 alloca-
tion formula.
(See Commodity on page 16)


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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.


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AMENDMENT LAND USE:
CHANGE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners pro-
poses to adopt by ordinance the following:

ORDINANCE NO. 2003-

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA BY AND
THROUGH PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR SMALL-
SCALE MAP AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO AUTHOR-
ITY UNDER STATE STATUES SECTION 163.3187,
SPECIFICALLY CHANGING 10.0 ACRES OF A TRACT
OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING PART OF,
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 10 WEST,
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FROM RESIDENTIAL TO
MIXED COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL LOW DENSITY
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A Public Hearing on this ordinance will be held at the
Gulf County Board of County Commissioners meeting on
Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Gulf
County Commission Meeting Room at the Gulf County
Court House, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, FL. A copy of the ordinance is available for inspec-
tion at the Gulf County Court House in the Clerk's
Office.

All interested parties are encouraged to app ar at the
meeting to be heard regarding the consideration of: e
comprehensive plan amendment ordinance.


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Walk to Remember October 11th


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 profes-
sionals and other agencies will be


available to offer tests, consulta-
tions, and information 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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Kiwanis Club Supports Local Girl Scouts


On Tuesday, October 7th, the
Kiwanis Club of Port St. Joe pre-
sented a check to the Girl Scout
troops of Port St. Joe in the
amount of $1,000. There are four
troops in Port St. Joe, therefore,
each troop will receive $250.
Shown above are first row, left
to right, Brittany King, Brownie
Troop 528, Sara Hoffman, Junior
Troop 30, Jordan Plair, Junior
Troop 30.
Second row, left to right,
Johanna White, Kiwanis Vice
President, Diane King, Brownie
Troop 528 leader, Tammy
Canington, Cadette Troop '529
leader, Bonnie Keigans, Junior
Troop 242 leader, Diana Harrison,
Kiwanis President, Linda Griffin,
Supervisor of Elections, Kiwanis
member, Rachel Browning,

Pendarvis/

Player Wedding

Plans Revealed
Pauline W. Pendarvis and the
late PenningtonT. Pendarvis of Port
St. Joe would like to announce the
upcoming marriage of their daugh-
ter, Pausha Lynn, to Jeffrey David
Player. Pausha is the granddaugh"
ter of the late Paul and Lula
Weimorts of Ponce De Leon and
Theodore and Marie Pendarvis of
Blountstown.
.Jeff isthe son of Benna Playei
aT" TallaH'sse',:_ 'a-d" "Data^'yiclQ
Ag'ela Player o"f Port St. Joe. He is
the grandson of Katherine and the
late Grady Player and Aline and the
late Royce Butts, all of Port St. Joe.
Pausha is a 2002 graduate of
Florida State University with a
Master of Science degree in Social
Science Education. She is current-
ly employed by the law firm of
Hayward & Grant, P.A. as a real
estate paralegal.
Jeff is also a 2002 graduate of
Florida State. University with his
Bachelor of Science. degree in
Management Information Systems.
He is currently employed by
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as a
systems analyst.
The wedding will be :held
Saturday, October 18, at 5:00 p.m.
at. the Constitutional State
Monument. A reception at the
Centennial Building will immedi-
ately follow.
All friends and family are invit-
ed to attend their union of mar-
riage.


Kiwanis Treasurer.
Third row, left to right, Jill
Jones, Junior Troop 30 co-leader,
Pollyanna Huie, Kiwanis member,


Dr. Carol Sutton, Gulf Co. Health
Department, Kiwanis member.
Sharon Hoffman, leader, not avail-
able for picture.


Pausha Pendarvis and Jeff Player

Mexico Beach Art and Wine Festival October 18th
The Driftwood Inn will host the Fifth Annual Mexico Beach Art and
Wine Festival on Saturday, October 18th, beachside on the veranda
behind the Driftw6od Inn.
The event begins at 3:00 p.m. CST and will feature fine artists from
all over the southeast. Last year's event boasted over thirty artists dis-
playing their work and vying for over $2,000 in prize money. As was the
case last year, artists pay no entry fee, but are encouraged to donate one
of their pieces for the live auction, which will ensue later in the evening.
Check next week issue for more details about this event.


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Acting Port St. Joe Police Chief James Hersey slaps the silver bracelets on
Greg Johnson while serving a warrant for "Jail for Bail" which benefits
Project Graduation at Port St. Joe High School. More "arrests" will be made
formally on Oct. 30, unless those served with warrants pay the "bail."



Rites Friday for Randell "Boe" Emanuel


Randell E. "Boe" Emanuel, 41,
of Wewahitchka, passed away
Monday, October 6, in Port St. Joe.
He was born in Panama City and
had been a resident of
Wewahitchka for the past 16 years.
Prior to his illness, he was
employed by Bay Medical Center.
He loved life, cooking, his fam-
ily, and his animals.
Mr. Emanuel was preceded in
death by his mother, Connie
Emanuel and a nephew, Nathan
Foster. He is survived by his wife,
Kim Emanuel of Wewahitchka; one
child, Stormie Hippensteal of
Wewahitchka; his father, Randell
C. Emanuel of Wewahitchka; one
sister, Pamela Foster and husband,
David of Wewahitchka; two broth-
ers, Dennis Emanuel of
Wewahitchka and Danny Emanuel


and wife Ann of Panama City;
father-in-law and mother-in-law
Larry and Sharon Shiver of East
Point; brothers-in-law, Aaron
Hippensteal and wife Peggy of East
Point, Brad and Teri Shiver of
Germany; and a host of nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Friday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m.
CT at the First United Methodist
Church in Wewahitchka, with the
Rev. Harry Johnson and the Rev.
Rodney Leaman officiating.
Interment will follow. A visitation
will be held at the church on
Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. CT.
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total offense, to help the Sharks
end a two-game losing streak with
Friday; night's 23-0 win. The win
improved the Sharks to 3-2 overall
on the season and to 1-1 in District
2-A play.
"I thought our defense played
great," said head coach John
Palmer. "It was good to see our
defense play so well. We got a good
effort from our front line, and we
didn't miss many tackles."
On the Bulldogs' opening drive
of the game, the Sharks forced a
fumble by the Bulldogs' quarter-
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returned it 28 yards to the
Bulldogs' six yard line.
Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas
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from scrimmage, and shot through


the Liberty County defense for a
six-yard touchdown. Kenny Peltier
added the extra point to give the
Sharks a 7-0 lead with 10:23 left in
the first quarter.
The Sharks' offense, struggled
in the first half, and finished with
only 39 yards total offense at half-
time.
The Bulldogs' threatened to
score late in the second quarter.
Taking over on the Sharks' 40-
yard line after a punt, Liberty
County moved the ball inside the
10-yard line. The Bulldogs had four
downs inside the six-yard line, but
the Sharks made a great goal line
stand and took over on their own
two yard line.
Port St. Joe extended its lead to
14-0 with :06.7 seconds left in the
third quarter. Thomas capped off
an 11-play, 54-yard drive with a
two-yard touchdown run, and
Peltier added the extra point.


The Sharks' final touchdown of
the night was set up when Josh
Daily recovered a Liberty County
fumble on the Bulldogs' two-yard
line. Thomas had consecutive one-
yard runs to score his third touch-
down of the night. Peltier split the
uprights on his point after touch-
down to extend the Sharks' lead to
21-0 with 7:10 left in the game.
On Liberty County's ensuing
possession, the Sharks' defense
forced a three-and-out and the
Bulldogs were forced to punt. The
snap went over the punter's head.
He picked up the ball deep in
Bulldog territory, and threw the
ball through the back of the end
zone to take a safety to give the
Sharks a 23-0 lead with 4:56
remaining in the game.
Jake Owens led the Sharks'
ground game with 65 yards rush-
ing on five carries. Randall
Johnson picked up 55 yards on 12


Jake Owens (No. 7) and Vic Hamilton (No. 31) combine for a tackle.


carries; and Brandon Thomas had
44 yards rushing on 10 carries and


Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas scored all three of the Sharks' touchdowns in Fridayfs 23-0 win over Liberty County.


score. three touchdowns.
Quarterback Kenn'y McFarland


Jake Owens breaks a tackle for-a big gain. He had 65 yards rushing on
5 carries.


completed two of his five passes for
13 yards. Owens had one catch for
eight yards, and Stephen Besore
caught one-pass for five-yards.
A. J. Spires led the Sharks'
defense with 10 tackles. Jake
Owens followed with nine tackles
and one tackle for a loss. Sidney
Harris and Josh Daily each had
eight tackles. Daily had two fumble
recoveries, and Harris had one
tackle for a loss. Ash Parker had
two interceptions.
The Sharks will host Northside
High School out of Columbus,
Georgia this Friday night at, 7:00
ET.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 7 0 7 9 23
Bulldogs 0 O 0 0 00
STATISTICS
PSJ LCHS
First Downs 8 4
Rushes/Yards 38/173 37/87
Passing Yards 13 -7
Total Yards 186 ,.80
Passes 2/5/0 1/8/2
Penalties/Yards 9/60 7/40
Fumbles/Lost ---2/2 4 /3
Punts/Avg. 6/23 2/38


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A 65-yards
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The Wewahitchka Gators
opened Friday's District '2-A game
with a bang when J. J. Roberts
returned the opening kick-off 90-


that point on though, as the
Apalachicola Sharks responded
with 43 unanswered points to
defeat the Gators 43-6.


(No. 66) TJ Easter chases Apalachicola running back (No. 32) Brian
Brown in the Sharks back field.
yards to give the ators an early 6- The Apalachicola defense held
0 lead: Things tdk a drastic turn the Gators (2-3, 1-1) to just 12 total
for the worse for the Gators from yards of offense.


The Sharks narrowed the
Gators lead to 6-2 on the Gators
next possession. On fourth down,
the snap went over punter T. J.
Easter's head. Easter kicked the
ball out of the back of the end zone
for a safety with 7:23 left in the first
quarter.
Four plays later, Apalachicola
took the lead for good. Emory Ross
reeled off runs of 14 and 22 yards,
then capped off the drive with a
three-yard touchdown run to give
the Sharks an 8-6 lead with 5:45
remaining in the first quarter.
Dorian Evans set up
Apalachicola's next score when he
intercepted a pass from Sean
Bierman on the Sharks' 45-yard
line. Ross connected with Brian
Brown on a halfback pass for a 43
yard touchdown to extend the
Sharks' lead to 14-6 with 2:11 left
in the first quarter.
Johnny Jones intercepted a
pass on the Gators' three yard line
early in the second quarter to stop
a Shark drive. However, on the first
play from scrimmage, Brad
Sanders was brought down in the
end zone by Justin Griggs for a
safety. That gave the Sharks a 16-6


Apalachicola runner (No. 23) Jeremy Turrell is run out of bounds by a Gator defensive player.
.. ?- ..o.,.y :. _- .,, ,


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(No. 7) Johnny Jones tries to elude an Apalachicola defender.


lead with 9:21 left in the first half.
Four plays later, Apalachicola
capped off a four-play, 36-yard
scoring drive when Brown scored
on a 10-yard run. Brown added the
two-point conversion on a three-
yard run to give the Sharks a 24-6
lead with 7:30 left in the first half.
After a punt return to the
Gators' 21-yard line, the Sharks
extended their lead to 30-6 when
Antoine Lewis capped off a four
play drive with a five yard touch-
down run.
Apalachicola recovered a fum-
ble on the Gators' next possession
on the Wewahitchka 11-yard line to
set up their last touchdown of the
first half. Ross connected with
Dorian Evans for an 11-yard
touchdown pass to put the Sharks
up 36-6 with only 1:26 left in the
first half.
The Sharks' final touchdown of
the night came midway:through the
third quarter, when Justin Griggs
scooped up a Gator fumble and
returned it 28 yards for a touch-
down. Apalachicola added the extra
point for a 43-6 lead with 5:04 left
in the third quarter.
"I was proud of the way our
kids hung in there and battled in
the second half, after trailing 35-6
at halftime," said head coach
Charles Winchester. "It would have
been easy for us to lay down and
S. ...
II IIs


get beat a lot worse in the second
half, but we didn't and that was a
big positive for this young team."'
Quarterback Sean Bierman led
the Gator offense with 26-yards
rushing on seven-carries. He com-
pleted three of his 13 pass
attempts for six-yards and threw.
four interceptions. Ryan Ranie had
three-catches for six-yards.
The Gators will travel to
Chattahoochee this Friday night for
a 6:00 CT game.


Score by Quarters
Gators 6 0 0 0-
Sharks 14 22 7 0 -


STATISTICS
WHS
First Dow ns 4
Rushes/Yards 24/6
: Passing Yards 6
Total Yards 12
Passes 3/13/4
Penalties/Yards 6/55
Fumbles/Lost 3/1


AHS
S 8
37/144
111
255
4/7/1
14/105
2/2


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Longtime
Fate, it would seem, lent a
hand.
The final Tapper Invitational
Tournament ended on an appropri-
ate note as Woodie Smith, whose
father was a long-time friend of
George G. Tapper, won by two
strokes over local Gary Settle.
Smith, a professor at Florida
State University and a Tallahassee
physician, shot a final round 80 for
a two-day total of 152, two strokes
better than Settle.
Settle fired a tournament-best
75 during Sunday's second round,
a score rendered more remarkable
when considering that Settle start-
ed the round double-bogey, bogey.
Smith competed in the Tapper -


Woodie Smith, a long-time friend of the Tapper and Warriner families,
won the final Tapper Invitational by two strokes, edging out local Gary
Settle.

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for the final time, all those who made this year's Tapper Invitational a suc-
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If the 60/40 formula was
applied currently, Van Treese said,
50-53 counties would be considered
to be not receiving their fair share of
food.
Van Treese acknowledged that
using the 60/40 formula could
mean, as some have suggested, that
many folks in need will not be
counted, essentially "falling through
the cracks."
In particular, it has long been
documented that minorities are
undercounted in significant num-
bers during the census.
"There are a lot of people who
are not counted by the census, so
there is always that concern," Van
Treese said. "But looking overall,
this is the best formula we have."
"It's not perfect, we are just try-
ing to find a way to make it equi-
table."
Some, however, wonder if a
reduction of distribution agencies -
Van Treese said the proposed
changes "could, not would" mean a
reduction in agencies will create
new hardships for the poor.
Robbins noted in his analysis of
the proposal that it is aimed at
reducing warehousing costs, which
would almost dictate fewer distribu-
tion points because many agencies,
including Gulf County, do not pos-
sess warehouse wherewithal.
However, a poor person in Gulf
County in need of food would often
be an individual lacking access to
transportation to allow them to trav-
el to Tallahassee or even Panama
City to receive the seven to 10 food
items canned fruits, vegetables
and meats, peanut butter, raisins,
etc. they receive from TEFAP.
And the county would not seem
to be in a position to absorb the
costs of transporting the food from a
distant location.
Van Treese insisted, however,
that the burden will not be placed
on local needy folks.
"The distribution to the clients
will be done locally," Van Treese
said. "We still have a mandate that
all counties are covered and that,
specifically, all rural counties 'are
covered."
"Food should still be delivered
to them. The bottom line is we just
want the people who need the food
to get the food."
If the food is not getting to the
county, Van Treese added, the state
"would have to step in. There's no
way we could let that happen."
As long as the food is still get-
ting to Gulf County at no additional
cost to local pocketbooks, Larry
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"We don't know where we are
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One hundred and thirty nine volunteers covered approximately 22 miles of beach, picking up "anything
made by man."

Coastal Cleanup Nets Tonnage


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The Coastal Clean-up concept
of volunteers spending a Saturday
morning picking up trash along the
shorelines over the Earth became a
reality in 1985. It was a good way
to ask people to get involved with
not only a community service, but
more importantly, as a tool in edu-
cating the public as to what can,
could, and would happen in cause
and effeet...Iot only to our sea
creatures and other wildlife, but to
ourselves and our future genera-
tions.
Gulf County took that chal-
lenge in 1985 and has continued
every year since with volunteers
combing the beaches and picking
up tons of man-made trash. This
year wasn't any different!
Paula Boone, who has directed
the Coast Clean-up effort for the
past 12 years for Gulf County,
reported that 139 volunteers cov-
ered approximately 22 miles of
beach.
The beaches were divided into
two zones: Zone 1 covered Beacon
Hill to Highland View. Zone 2 cov-
ered Indian Pass to the state park
at the tip of St. Joseph's Peninsula.
Tie volunteers were greeted by


Paula in Zone 1 and Ann Anderson
in Zone 2. Individuals and/or
groups were provided a tally sheet
and pencils with instructions on
how to use the sheet, assigned a
zone and told where to leave the
trash. And, off they went! The goal;
to pick up all man-made trash in
the area they were assigned to
cover. And, that they did! And, so
well! Some volunteers covered more
than one area collecting the minut-
est item to the largest, they bagged
it or left it for later pick up.
The most common item found
this year in both zones were fire-
works "junk". This is a-problem
especially around the holidays...
people just leave this mess on the
beaches. Zone l's most unusual
trash was 'an area with a lot of
melted wax, and an animal skull.
One man brought in a complete
pelican skull, with beak for use in
the wildlife educational program.
The worst item brought in was a
gallon jug of windshield washer
fluid.
Zone 2 had a little more excite-
ment as to odd finds: a meat
cleaver, a love letter, and a thong
Btikini THe largest iterm foiind was a


wing piece from an Air Force drone
and the worst was a full container
of gasoline and an IV bag!
The total trash picked up by
volunteers this year was 4,520
pounds in 162 bags and including
large debris such as beach chairs,
tents, etc.
Many people help to make this
beach cleanr-up a successful event
each year. Many thanks go to the
volunteers who spent a Saturday
morning to help clean the coasts of
Gulf County. A GIANT THANK YOU!
To Paula Boone, who has done an
outstanding job for the last 12
years in coordinating Gulf County's
Coastal Clean-up and who also
managed Zone 1 and to Ann
Anderson who assisted her in the
management of Zone 2. A job well
done! Thanks go to the Key Club
and the National Honor Society of
Port St. Joe High School as these
teens. arose early to help in their
efforts to clean not only now, but,
for their future. Thanks also goes to
the Gulf and East Bay Sea Turtle
Patrol for their role in cleaning and
helping to keep the beaches clean
for the past 12 years.
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Williams and Spears

Final Wedding Plans
Final wedding plans for Clotel
Denise Williams, daughter of Laura
Mae Williams and the late Robert
Williams and Willie David Spears,
Sr., son of Helen Baker and the late
Henry Spears, Sr. have been made.
The wedding will be held
Saturday, October 18th, 2:00 p.m.
at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 146
Avenue C, Port St. Joe. The recep-
tion will be held immediately fol-
lowing the ceremony at the Stiles
Brown Senior Citizen Building
located at 100 Library Drive.
Local invitations are not being
sent. All friends and relatives are
invited to attend.


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Braxton/Riley Announce Plans


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Mr. and Mrs. Jed Braxton of
Bonifay are pleased to announce
the engagement and upcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Bethany Michelle to Shawn C.
Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos
Riley of Dothan, AL.
Bethany is the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Braxton of
Port St. Joe and Mr. and Mrs. W.J.
Bradley of Bonifay.
She is a graduate of Holmes
County High School and is
employed with the Holmes County
Clerk's Office.


Shawn is the grandson of the
late Mr. and Mrs. William McNeal of
Headland, AL and Mrs. Clarissa
Cash of Dothan.
He is a graduate of Pathway
Christian School and is employed
with Riley Steel Technologies, Inc.
and as a paramedic with CARE
Ambulance Service of Dothan.
The wedding will take place on
October 18th at 12:00 noon. It will
be held at Carmel Assembly of God
church in Bonifay. All family and
friends are invited to attend.


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Calvarese/Pitts Announce Engagement


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Robert Pitts and Janet Calg\arese
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ment of their children, Jennifer LeB .'-
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Coast Community College and
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He is the grandson of Lois'Demmon'
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Yard of Ginny and Lamar Moore

Sea Oats & Dunes Garden of the Month


One way to gain more use out
of a garden, as well as making a
smaller yard look larger, is to divide
it into a series of spaces, or
"rooms". This method is demon-
strated in Ginny and Lamar
Moore's yard at 219 Buccaneer in
Gulf Aire which has been selected
as the Sea Oats and Dunes October
Yard of the Month.
A pathway of stepping stones
surrounded by scallop shells leads
one to the front door. Though the
pathway is no/longer than most, it
may take the visitor some time to
meander to the front door as they
pause to take in the various views
along the way. On the right is a bed


Jasmine Holly

Diamond Queen
Jasmine Holly, four, of
Wewahitchka, was crowned Queen
on Saturday, October 4th at the
Diamond USA Pageant. She will go
to the state finals in Orlando on
April 3, 2004.
Jasmine is the daughter of
Bridgette Forrester and grand-
daughter o'f Billy and Cathy
Forrester.

Dr.Mary D,Hendricks

Attending YaleUniv,
Dr. Mary Dee Hendricks, for-
merly of Port St. Joe, has been
accepted and is now a student at
Yale Divinity School in New Haven,
CT. Dr. Hendricks is the daughter
of Mary Hendricks and the late Lt.
Col. Ernest Hendricks of Mexico
Beach.
She has been an Associate
Professor in the Early Childhood
Special Education Department at
the University of Arkansas in Little
Rock for the past 15 years.
Dr. Hendricks taught, at the
Port St. Joe Guidance Clinic in the .,
Special Education Department in
the early 1970's.

Ladies Auxiliary

Bake Sale Oct. 11
The ladies auxiliary to VFW
Wewahitchka Post 8285 is holding
a bake sale on Saturday, October
11th, in front of Rich's IGA at 9:00
a.m. CT until "sold out". All dona-
tions and proceeds of bake sale will
go to cancer research.
The auxiliary also sponsors
several other community projects
besides cancer research, girl
scouts, little league and the essay
contest in the.middle school, and
"adopting" needy families with chil-
dren at Christmas.
For information about mem-
bership in the VFW or auxiliary,
call Commander Rex Outlaw or
Auxiliary President Kathryn
Outlaw at 639-2055.


filled with bulbs, the purples of
Mexican petunias, vitex, and flow-
ering onion. On the left are palm
trees, a rose garden, and a veg-
etable bed. Another bed, or "room"
filled with vitex and star flowers
would delight any butterfly. The
eye is drawn throughout the yard
by the bright colors and textures of
butterfly bushes, lirope, Mexican
heather, periwinkles, blue daze and
crepe myrtles. Azalea and hibiscus
add further color and contrast. The
journey continues to the front door
which is a garden room in itself
with yellow shrimp plants, ferns
and palms. The Moore's have defi-
nitely made use of every available


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foot of ground and in a way that
offers color and interest all year
round.
This is the last award that will
be presented by the Sea Oats and
Dunes Garden Club until May of
next year, but nominations will be
accepted at any time. If you would
like to nominate a garden for a
monthly award, please contact
Charlene Hargraves at 647-8921,
or Flo Brown at 648-8145. Yards in
the St. Joe Beach, Mexico Beach,
Beacon Hill, and Overstreet areas
will be considered. If you are inter-
ested in joining the garden club,
contact Sally Malone at 647-8913.
or Sandie Yarbrough at 648-4618.


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Folk Revival at Dixie Theatre
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Judith Lovin and Ken Sizemore
return to the Dixie Theatre with
'The Folk Revival," music from the
1950's, 1960's and 1970's, with a
special tribute to Johnny Cash.
Performance is Sunday,
'October 12 at 3:00 p.m. Admission
is $10.00 and no reservations are
necessary.
Judith Lovin and Ken Sizemore
are truly artists for whom singing is
.the most natural expression. They
;are versatile performers who, hav-
:ing found their own best style,
wisely stay in this niche. Their
individuality deliberately marks
,their choice and presentation of
material so the songs are of a piece,
:without being repetitious. Ranging
from the timeless to the timely they
,present a program that cuts across
lines and limitations. Their reper-
'toire ranges from folk, MOR,
Country Classics, Show Tunes,
50's Reprises, Bluesy Ballads and
!,Social Statements to their own
shining collection of well- written
original songs. All in all this creates
a fine sense of balance between


Judith Lovin and Ken Sizemore.


performers and audience.
Both Judith and Ken have var-
ied and interesting musical histo-
ries. The perfectly matched vocal
timbre, the subtle yet striking har-
monies, all come together in this


partnership of two polished profes-
sionals who bring you strong,
charismatic performances.
Box office hours are Friday and
Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Stage Combat Classes at GCCC


The Gulf Coast Community
College Theatre Program will pres-
ent a theatre workshop class in
stage combat techniques, with and
*.without weapons, on Wednesday,
October 15, at 6 p.m. in the Amelia
Center Theatre Lab.
Ms. Angela Bonacasa, a former
GCCC theatre major, is' scheduled
to teach the workshop. Ms.
Bonacasa is a professional stage
combat performer and educator
and a certified teacher with the
Society of American Fight


Directors. She is currently on staff
at Roosevelt University, the Actors
Gymnasium and the Chicago State
Combat Academy. In addition, she
has been a guest instructor at sev-
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artist of The Lady Cavaliers, a New.
York based theatre company devot-
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image through the art of stage
combat. Ms. Bonacasa has also
earned numerous choreography
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as New York performances of


Bay Audubon Society Meets Oct. 13


Bay County Audubon Society
will meet Monday, October 13 at
the Panama City Garden Club, 810
Garden Club Drive at 7:00 p.m.
Rachel Smolinski and Laura
Kovatch from the US FiSh and
Wildlife Service will give a program
entitled "Frogs in Your Backyard".
See and learn all about these inter-


testing and important reptiles.
Learn how to identify them by sight
and sound.
The public is welcome. Be sure
to register for a special door prize.
For additional information call
Richard Ingram at 871-1736 or e-
mail at ingram@digitalexp.com.


Romeo and Juliet, Othello and
Richard III.
Local theatre performers and
GCCC dual-enrolled high school
theatre students are invited to
attend this workshop by reserva-
tion only. The workshop is restrict-
ed to a limited number of partici-
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Visual & Performing Arts division.
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1970 October Creisi
As It Happens is a daily current affairs,
program broadcast by the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation on their national
radio network. This compilation of documents
and interviews allows the user to listen to
interviews conducted during the crisis.
Web Address:
http:/radio.cbc.ca/programs/


asithappens/specials/crsis.htmnl
ChronologM of the October
Crisis, 1970, and Its Aftermath
Compiled by Claude Belanger of Marianapolis College in
Montreal, this timeline includes events leading up to the
kidnapping, as well as explaining the trials and later
activities of the kidnappers. Web Address:
http//ww2.marianopolis.edulquebechistor
y/chronos/october.htm.


Classroom Subscriptions

Provided by


Documents on the October Crilss
Also compiled by Claude Belanger, the collection includes correspondence
between government officials written during the crisis, a list of the FLQ
demands, newspaper reaction to the events, and letters written by the kidnap
victims to their families. Web Address:
http://www2.maianopols.edulquebechistorpfdo octo
ber/index.htm.
Artcles and infomlattim io\Ti< Eye one d not: niecumlrily retlel the
opinions oj the spo01 or or this ncws viFr.

Gulf Coast Steeta
A Touchstone Energy*" '
Cooperative -

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STJCommunity Foundtion
Community Foundation


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A NEW STUDIO OFFERS
A NEW APPROACH -
STO LEARNING TO PLAY PIANO I
FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
The owner and founder of a unique method has moved
to the Port St. Joe area and is now accepting students.
The studio has been in operation for the past 13 years in
St. Louis, Missouri and in existence for the past 30
years. The concept was advertised on Channel 2, and
aired on their mid-day show as being one of the most
unique and popular programs in that area. A free
evaluation is offered to each student. Additional
information on the program, or to schedule an
appointment, can be made by contacting Mary Ann at
227-2522.


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William T. Key
William T. Key, 87, went to
meet the Lord on October 2nd.
A memorial service will be held
on Friday, October 10th, 3:00 p.m.
CT at Westside Baptist Church, W.
River Road, Wewahitchka.
In lieu of flowers, it is asked
that donations be made to
Covenant Hospice.

Arley Tomblin Hartley
Arley Tomblin Hartley, 87, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Sunday, October 5, at a local hos-
pital. Born in Hartford, .AL,. Mr.
Hartley move to this area in 1945
from Blakely, GA. He was a retired
recovery operator from St. Joe
Paper Company where he had been
employed for over 40 years. Mr.
Hartley was a member .of the
Westside Baptist Church and was a
veteran of the United States Navy
serving in World War II. He was a
member of the Tupelo Masonic
Lodge #289 F&AM, the Scottish
Rite, as well as a Shriner. Mr.
Hartley was a loving husband,
father, and grandfather and will be
greatly missed by all who knew
him.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, L'cille J. Hartley. Mr.
Hartley is survived by his son,


James Sherill Hartley and wife, Pat
of Wewahitchka; daughter, Linda
Diane Pitts and husband, Tommy
of Port St. Joe; brother, James W.
Hartley and wife, Birdie Lee of
Lakeland; six grandchildren, Kerry
Patrick Hartley and wife, Pam,
Derry Sherill Hartley and wife,
Sharon, Sherry Ann Ferry and
fiancee, Wesley, Gary Dewayne
Hartley, Jeffrey Alan Pitts, and
Brian Jacob Pitts; six great-grand-
children, Haley Ferry Johnson and
husband, Curtis, Nickie Ferry,
Amber Hartley, Ashley Hartley,
Justin Hartley, and Faith Hartley;
and one great-great-grandchild,
Curtis Johnson.
Funeral services for Mr.
Hartley,, were conducted' on
-Wednesday, October 8th, at
Westside Baptist Church with Rev.
Derrick Gerber and Rev. Lee
Cordell officiating. Interment with
,military honors and masonic rites
followed in Roberts Cemetery.
The following gentlemen served
as active pallbearers: Oscar Redd,
Jamie Guffey, Arlan Guffey, Jimmy
McDaniel, Roger Jones, and Wesley
Whitehurst. Honorary pallbearers
were: members of the Tupelo
Masonic Lodge #289 .and the
Shriners.
All arrangements were handled
by Southerland Family Funeral
Home.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003 Page 5B


Clean-up from page B


Volunteers were treated to var-
ious "thank yous" in each zone
after all was finished and tally
cards brought in. In Zone 1, many
thanks goes out to Ben and
Glynnis Lanier of L.L. Lanier & Son
and to Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary
for providing an entertaining, but
sleepy "Screechie", an Eastern
screech owl and an educational
bird of prey.
Many thanks to the South Gulf
County Fire Station for providing
the space for the South Gulf
County Taxpayer's Association to
host a bar-b-que by Paul Gant and
music by John Mazz following the
clean up efforts in Zone 2.
Sponsorship has played a big
part in our area having access to T-
shirts for the volunteers, since


funding is no longer available.
These sponsors also receive a big
thank you: Gulf County Chamber
of Commerce and Gulf County
Tourist Development Center,
Commissioner Jerry Barnes,
District 5, Happy Days Kayak and
Canoes, Buzzett's Drug Store,
Dockside Cafe, Sunset Coastal
Grill, :Groundworks of Florida,
Duren's Piggly Wiggly, Pepsi,
Shoreline Portraiture by Elisabeth,
Kathy Jansen-Massage Therapy
and Yoga, Russo's, Scallop Cove
BP, Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty, Beach Realty, Keller
Williams Realty, Prudential Resort
Realty, Nautical Mortgage, and One
Source Mortgage.
Thanks to The Star for printing
the clips and helping to keep people


informed. And, THANK YOU again
VOLUNTEERSI The trash is less
than it used to be around the Earth
when it became apparent that
something had: to be done to keep
our Earth clean from man-made


objects. People are more aware, but
there still is a lot of work to do in
education. Clean-up doesn't have
to be only one Saturday in
September.


STRESSED OR DEPRESSED?
Over the last two Weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?
Not At All Several Days More Than Half the Days Nearly Every Day
S(0) (1) (2) (3)
1 Feelind dron depressed ,r h-opelc's _] __l I,
2 Litde interct or pleasure in doing thin i I I I I
3 Trouble falling or staymg asleep, or sleeping too much I I I I
4 Feeling. tired or having little energy? [ I [' l
5 Poor appcute or OIieaung' I I I I I I
6 Fccling bad .Ab,1ur \ii. ii-elt-" .r or [!at \E )LI .e i L.lur ._r I let ____ ICL
yourself or your family down?
7 Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper __ __I
or i~achin television? .
8 Moving or speaking so slowly that other-people could have noticed?
Or the opposite--being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving I 1 I I
around more than usual?
9 Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting .
yourself in some way? -

0 4 Not clinically depressed 5 9 Mild Depression

10 14 Moderate Depression 15 or greater Severe Depression

We now treat stress and depression at St. Joseph Care of Florida, Inc. located at the
Gulf County Health Department, 2475 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Call us at 227-1276


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11 St. Joe Beach,7020 Hwy 98 This 3 BR/1 BA home
I sits on a 50'x90'+/- lot. Sits across from the Gulf of Mexico
).with a great gulf view! MLS#97131 $399,900
R1 216 Gulf Aire
Dr. Port St.
1 ~aIII! Joe See the
|[,j t '% Gull and enjoy the
I)2 N *UB I- breeze from your
][,s i large screen
SI porch! Well main-
,-. lined 3 BR/2 Ba
home 2
Downstairs laun-
dry/utility with
' CH/A. Nice covered patio on back with shower.
i Landscaped yard. Very comfortable and ready for
Year round living or investment. In subdivision with
swimming pool, tennis court, and beach access.
S $295,000 Call Ellen at 1-800-260-1137
j ext. 16 or 850-647-8939


209 9th Street -4BR/2BA -Fantastic Bay view.
Zoned Commercial excellent location for office, retail
store, etc. House has been recently remodeled. All
appliances including new refrigerator and
washer/dryer. MLS#97055 $249,900 Ask for
Mark Schultz
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Gulf Front, Indian Pass Circa 1903 Huge Key
West style 3 BR/3.5 BA home. Completely renovated &
restored to code with style! 1.18 acre, 90'X 517 GF lot
w/magnificent views. FEDERAL FLOOD. 12'9" ceilings,
bahama shutters, custom gourmet kitchen, heart pine
floors, 5 FP, gulfview jacuzzi on wrap around porch, DR,
LR, den, built in staircase to HUGE attic & widows walk.


TO O. many extras, must see to believe. .Offttered at,
S "$1,785,000 Kim Harrison 227r3745.





Mexico Beach 111 Circle Dr. Gulf View, 3 Howard Creek 172 N. Squirrel Ave. 2 BR/2
SBR, 2 BA, single family home. This 1,296sf open floor BA plus bonus room, doublewide mobile home sits on a
plan home sits aprx. 400ft from the beach on a 75x90 high. 120'x130' lot close to the landings, cypress siding
lot. Call Patricia Raap @ 648.5683 ext. 15 arid metal roof. Call Patricia Raap for more infor-
I for showing. MLS#96261 $475,000 mation. MLS#94248 $72,000.

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This. ranch ityle home sits on two oversized lots.
One of a kind beautiful home overlooking St. Swimming pool, fireplace, master bath w/garden tub. 1409 Palm Blvd. 3 BR/2BA home located in 1
Joseph's Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA situated on approx 1.95 Call Century 21 for more information. very nice, quiet neighborhood, only a short distance





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.71 ..Woodrd Avenue,- 3 BR/2 BA lovely home
situated onCa corner lot in Pat SSt. Joe. Totally remodeled B. 8 i
136 S. Oa St. Indian Pass Subdivision in 200 from te roof the pluing. acius throghreet Mexico Beach Beachside
Custom built home w/ open design. All cypress interi- out this home. Call 6sie White for an appoint- duplex unit, 3 BR/.5 BA on one sie, 2 BR/.5BA on
or and exterior. Situated on 2 lots. Federal Flood ment MLS#97492 $169,900 the other, fully furnished. Brick with wood trim separate
Insurance available. $425,000.00 MLS#96591. backyard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space.
Call Mark Sch1lt 227-9600 or 227-2594 [ Great rental potential. MLS#97155 $479,500. Call
-ar = Bl 85022 5 Brenda Miller 850-648-5683.
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,Mexico Beach Unobstructed 4 BR/3 BA Beach View 40 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach UNOBSTRUCT-
488 dlewood Drive 4 BR/3 BA beautiful plan- Home. Enjoy the Fantastic panoramic view from the wid- ED GULF VIEW I 3 BR/2 BA home totally renovat-
tation style home situated on 17 acres with Dead Lakes ows walk or relax while watching the sunset from the ed in 2001 replumbed, rewired, new appliances,
inrthe back of property. Over 3500 sq. ft. and includes screened porch. This home would make a great place for windows, front porch enclosed heated & cooled.
In ground pool. $350,000 For more info, call a family vacation..This is a must seel! Many other improvements. Just move in and enjoy the
Carol Bell @ 850-227-4252 MLS#96163 $635,000 view! $575,000. Ask for Ellen


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JO-ew uwm m~y~wto ot w t 'TA f, tU c achwe M&dRweek..


RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
William J. Rish
Thomas S. Gibson
Russell Scholz
(850) 229-8211


COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
L.F.D.
(850) 227-1818


THE BANK
Port St. Joe Mexico Beach
Apalachicola Carrabelle
For All Your Financial Needs
MEMBER FDIC EQUAL HOUSING LENDER


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


THE STAR PUBLISHING CO. COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe Charles A. Costin (850) 648-8811. FUNERAL HOME
Personal Injury Real Estate
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997 Workers' Compensation 1000 Highway 98 507 10th Street Port St. Joe
www.StarFL.com (850) 227-1159 Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies (850) 229-8111


Bay St. Joseph Care/Rehab Sending Gifts


The residents and staff of Bay
St. Joseph Care/Rehab are gearing
up for the best holiday season ever.

Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist
to Host Anniversary
Dinner October 12
The Usher Board of Zion Fair
Missionary Baptist Church invites
the community 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 ushers from our communi-
ty churches are the featured
guests. A very brief and inspiring
program is planned to pay tribute
to our past and present ushers. All
ushers are asked to wear their
church usher's uniform attire so
that their church may be properly
recognized.'Everyone who has fam-
ily members and friends who serve
as ushers are encouraged to attend
this honorary program. Dinner is
planned to be serve at 8:00 p.m.
The church is located at 280
Avenue C, Port St. Joe. For further
information, call 229-8515.


This year, the residents are partic-
ipating in the Samaritan Purse
Operation Christmas Child with a
goal to send 50 wrapped shoe
boxes filled with small toys,
hygiene supplies, and t-shirts for
children all over the world.

Contest Seeks
Christian Poetry
A $1,000 grand prize is being
offered in a special religious poetry
contest sponsored by Christian
Fine Arts Society, free to everyone.
There are 50 prizes in all, including
a $1,000 grand prize, totaling
almost $5,000.
To enter, send one poem of 21
lines or less to Free Poetry Contest,
9588 Thornbush Lane, Fishers, IN
46038, or enter online at
www.freecontest.com. The deadline
for entering is November 8th.
Poems may be written on any
subject, using any style, as long as
there is a spiritual inference. A typ-
ical poem might be a love poem, or
poem of praise, one that inspires
the reader.
Be sure thatname and address
appear on the page with the poem.
A winner's list will be sent to all
entrants.


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. 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
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First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
M .. chael Rogers Minister to Students


Sunday School .............. 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training ............. ... .6:00 pm
Evening Worship .. ... .... 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .7:49 am ET


K "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, Pastrc,
Sunday School .......... ... 10:00 a.m.
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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


Discover God's Love! ,
Everyone welcome

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


The Potter's House
WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
S6 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


The Resident Council Planning
Committee is now accepting dona-

Homecoming at
Dalkeith Baptist
Church Oct. 12
Dalkeith Baptist Church
.Homecoming will be held October
12th. Former pastor Ron Dove will
lead the worship service at 10:30
a.m. Dinner will be served and spe-
cial music will begin at 1:00 p.m.
with Joe Molina, Cindy Skipper
and the Katie Hall Singers.

House of Praise
Holiday Revival
Revival services began October
6th and will continue through the
10th at the A.R.C. building (former-
ly Washington High 'School) 7:30
p.m. each night. Elder Marquis
Alexander of Panama City will be
ministering the word of God. The
revival is being sponsored by the
Saints of Port St. Joe, House of
Praise. Pastors Rosa Garland and
co-pastor Howard Garland are
extending an invitation and wel-
come to the community.





The

Star


tions for small toys, hygiene prod-
ucts, hard candy, Christian litera-
ture, cash donations, shoe boxes in
good condition, or plastic contain-
ers the size of a normal shoe box.
Residents will be out shopping for
supplies on November 7th and will
be preparing all boxes' on
November lth for delivery to
Living Word 'Fellowship on
November 14th.
A donation station has been
set up in the main office of Bay St.
Joseph Care/Rehab at 220 9th
Street, Port St. Joe. Any donations
would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, call
Sheryl Tyler or Barbara Strickland
at 229-8244 ext. 116.

Care Closet Needs

Clothing Donations
The First United Methodist
Church Care Closet at 510 East
4th Street in Port St. Joe needs
donations of good, clean used
clothing. The Care Closet is asking
all the good people of Port St. Joe to
help out by spreading the word
about the Care Closet's need for
clothing donations.
Take clothing to the Care
Closet and if it is closed, items can
be placed in the drop box. Those
who have no way to get their things
to the Care' Closet, should call the
church office at 227-1724 to
arrange to have them picked up.
The Care Closet extends sin-
cere thanks for all the donations
given in the past. Please keep the
donations coming. With the help of
the community, the Care Closet
will be able to continue this much
needed service for the needy people.
of Port St. Jode.


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


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
rus 9Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ...... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. a
Adult School ....... 11 a.m. -
*Sunday School n C h
*Young Childrejn 8 /

Pastor Rev. J. Reid CanIcr'O Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd


"RTrriemrer. -hurch ,thea wa; it used tLo be?"
IT STILL IS AT:

Iglylanb Bt^6r ^lificaptist flyncl
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456.
(850)227-1306
(850o)227-16 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICSI lCK .... -' '.:." 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HI WAY! DiSipleshlp Training 6:00 p.m.
JU LENWedneeday Prayer 7:00p.m.


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution and Monument Port St. Yoe
(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


I EVRYON WELOME


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


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Bo Bo Wants A Home


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are Bo
Bo, a black and white American
bulldog, ears cropped, tail docked
(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 beau-
tiful 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; Princess, a nice


female mixed breed about sixteen
months old; Sarge, a small male
terrier, 1 1/2 years old; a walk-
er/beagle puppy 8 -10 weeks old
and a large number of kittens.
Please come see!
During the month of
September, eight dos-, and nine
cats were adopted, Pnd 26 dogs
and nine cats 'were euthanized;
seven dogs were returned to own-
ers. 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.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
S314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
.B Sunday Bible Study ........1............. 10:00 am EST
I Sunday Worship......................................I. :00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study ........... .....:........ 7:00 pm EST
j l J "'WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR L!IFE"



[++ +) 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.rnet


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola ... ... Pnama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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

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

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


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


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


Sunday:
Sunday School
Worship
Small Groups


Wednesday:


9:00
10:00
6:00


Night 7:00 'W" lt 1"


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


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Friday, October 10th, is the
end of the grading period. To
schedule a parent/teacher confer-
ence, call 227-1221.
School will not be held
October 13th through 15th due to
fall break.
School will be dismissed early
on Friday, October 24th, due to
Port St. Joe High School
Homecoming. Report cards will
also be sent home on October
24th.
Our school is collecting
General Mills box tops. Please
support the school by sending the
box tops to your child's class.

Grade Check

Jamboree

October 18th
A "Grade Check Jamboree"
will be held on Saturday, October
18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
at the David Jones
Gym/Washington Recreational
Complex. All students in grades
one through twelve and their par-
ents are invited to celebrate the
academic achievements that were
made during the first nine weeks
of school. Prizes, food, games, and
lots of fun will be available.
Adult volunteers are needed to
assist with games and other activ-
ities. Please contact Minnie Likely
at 229-7808 if able to help.
This community activity is co-
sponsored by the NPSJ Youth
Initiative, Project MAMF, and the
Boyz-to-Men Club.

Early Dismissal

Friday, Oct 24th
Port St. Joe schools will dis-
miss early on Friday, October
24th, because of Homecoming.
The bus schedule for early dis-
missal follows: North Port St. Joe
Elementary 11:30 a.m:; Port St.
Joe Elementary 11:35 a.m.; Port
St. Joe Middle School 11:50 a.m.;
and Port St. Joe High School 12:00
noon.
Elementary school breakfast
and lunch will be served on
Friday.

Birding and

Wildlife Festival

This Week
Come and join the third annu-
al Panhandle Birding and
Wildflower Festival in Port St Joe
October 8 12 at 3916 Hwy C-30,
about 4 miles south of Port St Joe.
This is a great way to enjoy
birding on guided tours, hear lec-
tures, and see educational and
vendor displays. Call (850)229-
9464 for more information.

Gainers Say Thanks
The family of the late Willie Lee
Gainer would like to say "Thank
you for all your kindness shown
during the death of our loved one
including cards, flowers, food and
service.
The Gainer family
Joyce Gainer and children,
sisters of the deceased, Ella and
Mary and brothers

Thank You

From Harris's
The family of the late Janis
Marie Harris thank everyone for
their prayers, calls, food, flowers,
and sympathetic expressions of
love shown during our bereave-
ment.
May God continue to bless you
all.
Thank you very much,
The Harris family; Eric and
Armonde Harris; and the Franklin
family.


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4th grade, Avery Little; 3rd grade, Corey North; 2nd grade, Kaleb Odom.


IRS Practitioner Seminar


at GCCC October 23rd


Gulf Coast Community
College's Office of Lifelong
Learning, in partnership with ,the
Internal Revenue Service, will pres-
ent a tax practitioner seminar on
October 23rd, from 8:15 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. CT in the Student Union
East Conference Center on the
main campus.

GT Com Annual Blood

Drive October 22nd
GT Com and the Northwest
Florida Blood Center, Inc. are
proud to announce the GT Com 3rd
Annual Blood Drive, to be held on
Wednesday, October 22nd, at 502
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. in Port St.
Joe, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(ET)
Last year 23 people registered
for blood donation; enough to save
the lives of 70 people. Each unit of
blood is broken down into platelets,
plasma, red cells and cryoprecipi-
tate. These components' help
patients who are, in need of sur-!'
gery, patients with leukemia, burni
victims, and hemophiliacs. There
are many different uses for blood
and blood components, but only
one resource,,, ,humans.
Anyone wishing to participate,
call Becky Bateman at GT Com
'850-229-7220, between the hours
of 8:00 and 5:00 (ET). Everyone can
make a difference! We are asking
each participant to donate in honor
or memory of a loved one. There
will be a board out front and the
names of participants and their
remembered ore(s) will be posted.
Touch s,:imeone's heart.by gwimn of
yourself!


Tax practitioner seminars are
designed to provide quality contin-
uing education to tax profession-
als, including Certified Public
Accountants and Enrolled Agents. *
This seminar has been registered
with 'the Florida. Board: of
Accountancy for 8 CPE hours in
the Technical Business Category
for'CPAs.,
Experienced IRS speakers will
serve as instructors. Participants
can expect to cover topics such as
abusive tax schemes, employee
plans, exempt organizations; estate
and gift tax, e-ile, new tax laws as
well as other issues. The cost for
the seminar is. $69, ard includes
refreshments and materials.
For additional information, call
(850) 872-3823 or (800) 311-3685,
ext. 3823, or visit the website at
http://lll.gulfcoast.edu/bit.'


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or call 850-229-8398 or 227-1292 Ext. 100
Ask for manager in charge of service counter


Unit Monthly Tax Total
Size Rent


$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00
$110.00


$5.14
$ 5.79
$ 6.37
$ 6.50
$10.40


$ 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


6x9
7x9
8x10
8x12
8 x 20


Unit Monthly Tax Total
Size Rent


9.5 x 8
10x 20
12x16
11 x 18


$ 93.00
$174.00
$167.00
$172.00


$ 6.05
$11.31
$10.86
$11.18


$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


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


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first house on Desoto St.! 4 BR/3 BA
immaculate and well maintained with Gulf
View from deck and master Br deck! Ideal
..floor plan ..lh 2 BR/2 BA upstairs, 2 BR/1
BA downstairs for children,guests, or moth-
ii er-in-law with kitchen, living room. 2 land-
scaped lots 50'X150' each. Partially fur-
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Port St. Joe, 124 Cabell Drive -
4BR/3BA home situated on a nice over-
i' 'sized corner lot. Tile floors, screened porch,
sprinkler system, beautiful landscaping and
many more amenities. This is a must see.
Call Susie White for more informa-
tion. MLS#96994 $469,900


131 Barbara Drive MLS#96923- 3
BR/2 BA very well kept brick home built in
1984 with approx. 2000 sq. ft. Centrally
located near schools, gym, and dov.'nlo.vn
Port St. Joe. Enclosed pool with, privacy
fence around back yard. Call Carol Bell
for info @ 800.451.2349


jal tours
.astRealty.com
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305 6th St. Port St. Joe Well main-
tained older 3 BR/2 BA home on 2 lots.
Wood floors, Central heat. Separate build-
"';ri~ foeii 'ild': day/cara e with bath. Many
possibilities- -as ,property is --zoned
Commercial/Residential and is 1.5 block to'
Hwy 98! $207,000 MLS#95571 Call
Ellen Allemore





Cape San Bias Nice 3 BR/2 BA home
with deeded gulf and bay access. The lay-
ot of this house is fantastic, great for enter-
taning,I.MLS#97313 $295,000. Ask
for Mark Schtltz..
S 1 112A S. 37th
"' Street, Mexico
i: a e a c h
MLS#96628'
Desirable end unit
S townhouse on the
pier road.
Completely fur-
nished, good rental
history. 2' BR/2 BA. Walk out the front door,
and be on the beach in a few steps. Ready for
the new owner. Call Brenda Miller 850-
648-5683 Ext. 14 today. $235,000


St. Joe Beach. -,2 BR/2 BA This home
has been completely renovated with new
flooring, cabinets, appliances, vinyl siding,
A/C unit, W/D. Dedicated beach for every-
one to enjoy. Would make an excellent
rental! MLS#96147 $437,000


1912 Long Ave., Port'St. Joe Cozy
3 BR/I BA home situoled on 2 lols. 3 blocks
from St Joseph's Bay Centrally located
near downtown Port St. Joe, churches and
schools. Call Susie While today fori an
appointment. 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-9600. $174,900.' MLS#96592


Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach Pre-
Construction home 3 BR/3 BA with
2000 sq. ft. with porches and decks galore:
Construction will be premium quality. Call
Carol Bell for more info @ 850-227-
4252 $675,000.


LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS,* LOT LISTINGS


PORT ST. JOE
Port St. Joe, Long Avenue 40+/- acres zoned residential.
MLS#92071 $368,000
Port St. Joe, Long Avenue 20+/- acres zoned residential.
MLS#92072 $320,000
'* Garrison Plantation Lots available to build on; Many nice
homes already built in subdivision. Close to schools. MLS#97256
$79,500 each
Southgate Subdivision Nice lots available to build your
home on. Close to college and schools. Palm landscaping, brick
pavers, new orleans 'style lighting. $82,500 each
MLS#97266
*, Southgate Subdivision Lot#11, ,102x107+/-.
MLS#97466 $69,900 Call Preston Russ 850-227-2160.
Water front lot One of a kind lot in Windmark Beach. Lot #34
$685,000
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE
Howards Creek Louise Avenue. $31,000
MLS#92599
Bay front acreage located in Bay County off Hwy 22.
mls#9571 $1,500,000
Gulf County acreage 22 acres and up. Prices range
from $55,000-$353,060
Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices starting at
$8,000. MLS#93026.
OVERSTREET
East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf County's Other Bay.
Interior lots $59,900, Bay View lots $99,900, Creek
Front lots $109,900, Bay Front lots $209,900


C-30
* Hwy C-30, Gulf Pines Area This gulf view lot can be used
for commercial'or residential use. MLS#94532 $239,900
* Hwy. C-30, Sweet Water Shores Drive GulF Front Lot,
,50x461, Federal Flood. MLS#97526 $575,000. Call Mark
Schultz at 227-9600 ot 227-2594.
SCAPE SAN BLAS
* The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas,Gulf view Lot#13 240
Pebble Beach Avenue MLS#96871 $250,000
* Park Point, Secluded Dunes Lots starting at $179,900
* Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive, $199,900.
* Bay front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage on the beautiful
St. Joe Bay. $498,500. MLS #96791. Call Carol Bell for
more information 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252.
* Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offering 8 private
and secluded lots on upland island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private
community with 2 way bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western
facing views in a secluded pristine area. MLS#94562. Starting
at $220,000. Call Kim Harrison 850-227-3745.
BEACHES
* "Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of Windmark
Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront subdivision buffered from
the areas larger developments. But, enough restricted covenants to
have its own sense of flare. $975,000 each MLS#95776
* Edgewater Subdivision located in St. Joe Beach on Hwy 98.
Eleven oversized lots to choose from with gulf views and covenants
and restrictions apply. $115,900. Call Carol Bell for more
information. 820-227-4252 or 800-451-2349


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"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
%i ewahitchka

.,Elementary

S school


City, but can't wait to move back
to Wewahitchka.


By: Lori Price
Note: This is one in a series of
articles written by sixth grade stu-
dents introducing faculty mem-
bers new to our campus.
By: Cody Wade
We would like to welcome Ms.
Ashley Davidson to our
Wewahitchka Elementary Tribe.
Ms. Ashley is at the young age of
thirty. She has been married for a
great seven years to her wonderful
husband, Thomas. Ms. Ashley
doesn't have any children yet, but
she has six cats, three birds, a
gecko, and a fish tank that she has
to tend to!
Ms. Ashley was raised in
Wewa. When she was in the sixth
grade, she moved to Alaska for
about three years. Then Ms.
Ashley's family moved back to
Wewa. In 1995, she went to Alaska
to work during the summer and
that's when she met her husband.
Ms. Ashley's hobbies are pho-
tography, reading, volunteering at
Zoo World and spending time with
her husband, family and animals.
She owns land in Wewa where she
plans to build her house soon.
Currently she lives in Panama


News Column Faith
Christian School


The Christmas card sales pro-
gram is over and it was a success.
We will report' the final outcome of
the Christmas card and gift sales
contest next week. The cards,
paper, and gifts are expected to be
back for distribution in early
November.
The first nine-week period
ended on October 8th, but report
cards do not go out until October
23rd. Students in grades 7 10
will b'e tra velnga'to The&Wflds, a'.
Christian camp in North Carolina,
October 28 31. The annual trip is
a part of our program that stu-
dents enjoy each year in the fall.
Remember that school will be
out October 13 17 for fall break.
We will have early dismissal this
Friday, October 10, with all stu-
dents getting out at 12:00 noon.
This includes the students in the
extended day program.
Several teachers and church
members will be going to a ladies
retreat, October 17 19, at
Epworth-by-the-Sea Methodist
Center on St. Simons Island, GA.
The weekend retreat is a special
blessing to all who attend and is
open to women of all denomina-
tions by the Winning Women of
Christ, Inc. of Florida. For addi-
,tional information, call the office at
229-6707.
The Parent Teacher Fellowship


met October 6th at 6:30 p.m. to
discuss the projects for the year,
concentrating on the next two


Ms. Ashley graduated from
Wewahitchka High School. She
received an AA degree from Gulf
Coast Community College. She
also attended Florida State
University and received a
Bachelor's degree in social work.
While attending Troy State
University she earned a Master's
degree in Counseling and
Psychology.
Ms. Ashley's responsibilities
include setting up and facilitating


Ashley Davidson


months. The annual Harvest
SFestival \\ill be held November8th
Sand the Christmas parade will be
the first. Saturday in December.
Teachers, students, and parents
are planning to build a float and
will need extra ideas and help.
Our enrollment is presently up
to 125 students. Currently, there.
are openings in preschool: one in
K2. one in K4, and three in K5. All
of the grades have room for more
students, but grade two has only


meetings, counseling students,
working with teachers, testing,
conferences with students and
teachers, classroom guidance
activities and much, much more.
She has a lot of responsibility to
deal with.
Ms. Ashley's goal for this year
is to become familiar with all the
students. She wants to assist
teachers in having a successful
school year. She plans to work
closely with parents to provide
information and services.
Welcome, Ms. Ashley.


Low Country Boil

October 12th
There will be a good meal and
music at the Low Country Boil on
Sunday, October 12th, 1:00 to 4:00
p.m. ET at the Panhandle Birding
and Wildflower Festival at 3916
Hwy C-30, about 4 miles south of
Port St Joe. for $7.00 per person.
The public is also invited to
join in 'The Big Sit", a great way to
enjoy birding with no effort or cost.
The object is to tally as many bird
species as can be heard and seen.
This will be on a balcony, out of the
weather and sun. Join in anytime
that day.
Good food and drinks are avail-
able. One doesn't have to know the
birds, just point them out. Bring a
chair and binoculars, if available.
For more information call
(850)229-9464 or go to www.bird-
festival.org.


one opening. We want to express
our sincere appreciation to each
family represented in our student
body, parents and grandparents
alike-and some extraordinarily
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Volunteers from every cooperative bring their expertise to kids at school, so that the
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By Ki'Andra M. Johnson
As time passes and excitement
rises on being a graduating senior,
I am still somewhat saddened to
think that soon, I will be leaving my
alma mater, all my classmates,
teachers, and friends. I'm sure all
my fellow classmates can identify
with this somewhat intense feeling.
The announcements for Shark
Talk this week are as follows: Since
hunting season has begun, Mr.
Wilder has stated that he doesn't
want to catch anyone with rifles in
their car. We need to keep our cam-
pus as safe as possible.
Seniors, please be reminded
that you will need to meet with the
representative from the portrait


company, accompanied by your
parents, to order senior portraits
on October 9 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. or 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the
student activity room. The original
date was October 14th but was
changed because that is during fall
break. I'm sure you will not forget
because we all get excited since
these pictures prove tlat we have
made it to the special time called
"being seniors".
Juniors, please remember to
pay your junior dues.
Congratulations to the Varsity
Football team for their victory
against Bristol (23 0). I hope you
all win again next Friday against
Northside High School.


Port St. Joe Homecoming


Parade Set for October 24th
The 2003 Port St. Joe High by 2:45 p.m. Anyone who wishes to
School Homecoming Parade will participate in the parade should


take place on Friday, October 24th.
contact Wayne Tay
The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m.
EST and all floats, cars, and St. Joe High Scd
marching units should be in place number 229-6177.

William Warner Na:


rlor at the Port
hool, telephone


med


New Resource Director


for United Way


Ed Richards, President of
United Way of Northwest Florida
announced today that William
Warner has been hired as Resource
Development Director. Warner's
primary responsibilities will
include assisting United Way vol-
unteers in completing annual fund
raising campaigns in Calhoun,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and
Washington Counties. Warner will
also work with volunteers from
those counties who make up the
Funds Distribution committees to
decide which affiliated agency
grant requtets s-hould be answered
and at what feel.
Warner joins the United Way
after 5 years as the Transportation
Director for the Bay Council on
Aging. Upon his being hired
Warner stated, "My desire is to con-
tinue to serve the people of Bay,
and now Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington Counties.
I look forward to working with the
many people involved .with the
United Way campaigns and funds
distribution processes." Warner
and his wife moved to the Panama
City area after a 23 year career in
the Air Force. He attended Gulf
Coast Community College and is
an active member of the Forest
Park Methodist Church.
"I am very pleased to be able to
hire someone to fill this critical
position who has demonstrated a
desire to help those individuals
within our area who are not fully
able to help themselves," said
Richards. "Bill will bring a capable
and caring attitude to his job."
United Way of Northwest
Florida assists 43 agencies within
in its 6 county region with funding
needs in order to help those who
find themselves in need of assis-
tance. Over $1,723,000 was raised
in 2002, and the 2003 United Way
of NWFL Community Campaign is
currently underway. The goal for


Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique dining".
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.indianpassrawbarcom

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 :unday & Monday


2003 is $1,900,000.


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AGENCY, INC.
156 N. Second Street Wewahitchka 639-5077


Fall break is the 13th through
the 15th of October. I'm sure all of
the students are bursting with
excitement, as this announcement
means fun time for all. I'm looking
forward to it because it means the
special time my family and I will
spend together out of town.
I love school, the teachers, the
student body, and all it represents.
But, I am so excited about my up
and soon coming college career. I
hope all of us are striving to do our
best and will go on to make our
parents, teachers, and principal
proud that we were graduates from
Port St. Joe High School. To all the
graduates of the classes of 2004,
"Keep Hope Alive".


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trorr Lthe dedicated btach an&d on the canil'
. Zoned General Commeraal and couid be u-ed
a.1 rc'. separate rental income properuec.
$449,000
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Unit B-L1767 sq. f. $169,900 iuNDR CONUFRACT


Lots Listings
* Hwy C-30 2 bLaudliag lcE itri 200'
$99,000 each or package deal for both
across from Treasure Bay.

* Lot 13 W. Creckvlew Drive 1 2 Ace.a
MOL creed.fonm at Stane Mfill Creek COl fbr
Sue, $10,000

* Lot 7 Edgewafr Snbd. St. Joe Beach
- Great ci.mer lor, ull'f yvt. 60' s 185'
$160,000


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Pieconstruction price!!! 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a
great view of the Gulf. All appliances are included,
along with many beautiful features. $319,500



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MLS# 97583 122 Cabell Drive 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home built in 2002 with a split floor plan and lots of
open space. Amenities include; 10 ft. ceilings, crown
molding and beautiful hardwood floors. $298,000


81lOAmericus Ave U Grearluci u'i Let Ldie &-or
ojf Seashores 'Sb&bd. Ia View fr~ICo i-be ki riir,
Liv. rn, din. rr, r& -he icre neo fcr ne prarch. 3
BR/2 BA very well nl airr:aeed borne. Wjwd
Flooring %%ith cerimic aPl:D dn-u'aair, end in the
master bath. brnu r'aorn dc;T%.:i L C:I d be a
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scaped 4it&, priviacv Iei-ing xourd te Lback yard.
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$335,000


710 Highway 98, Mexico Beach
1 (866) 648-1011
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MLS# 97586 2306A Hwy. 98 Fully furnished 2
bedroom, 2 bath townhouse, with a fabulous Gulf
View. This is a great investment as a vacation home or
rental income property. $299,000


MLS# 97501 215 Kim Kove Lovely 4 bedroom, 2
bath home in the Grande Isle section of Mexico
Beach. This home was remodeled in 2001 with new
carpet, tile and paint. $284,900


MLS# 97450 1904 Forest'Park Beautiful 3 bed- .
room, 2.5 bath Victorian home in Port St. Joe, Quiet
street in a very nice neighborhood close to shopping
and schools. $259,900


MLS# 97593 211 Cortez Street 2 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home on a 50 x 150 corner lot in St. Joe Beach.
This home sits just one block from Hwy. 98 and within
walking distance of our beautiful beaches. $145,000


Project Graduation

Meets October 20th
The next Project Graduation
meeting will be held on Monday,
October 20th at 6:30 in the com-
mons area of Port St. Joe High
School. All senior parents should
attend.
Plans for fund raising events,
Jail for Bail, and the Cake Walk,
are well underway. Cakes should
be delivered to the Port St. Joe fire
station on Thursday, October 30th,
by 2:00 p.m.


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home lt block ,idh a ullf di-ew iom bthe %id-
no-' aalk. large garage. Lot 'ize 112' a 90.
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ANTIQUE MALL
At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
WADE CLARK AUCTIONS
314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
AB1239, AU1737, AU1743
10% Buyer's Prem.
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2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40,000 miles, one owner,
leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. $9650. 960-4464.
Itcl0/9

2001 Mitsulishi Mirage LS.
AC, 5 speed, 2 door, sunroof,
60,000 miles. One owner,
new condition. $4750. 960-
4464. ltc10/9
1990 Chevrolet 4x4 '350
engine 170k mi. runs great.
$3,500 obo call 647-2976.
2tp10/9
1998 Nissan Altima GLE. 4
door, leather, one owner,
loaded, new condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc10/9
2000 Toyota Camry SLE. 2
door, AT, AC, V6, sunroof,
leather, loaded, 50,000 one-
owner miles. $14,400. 960-
4464. ltc10/9
1995 32' American Star with
extra large slide out. New 2k
update, A-1, drive away.
Reduced below book.
$10,500. Mexico Beach. 850-
648-5136. ltp10/9
1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
ltc10/9
2000 Mazda 626 ES. AT, AC,
V6, one owner, 40,000 miles,
new condition, must see.
$8750. 960-4464. ltclO/9
1983 Ford F150. Extended
cab. Many extras. Eddie 648-
5992. 1996 Jayco R/V
Popup. Sleeps 8. 5th &
Maryland. Mexico Beach.
2tpl0/9
1994 Ford Ranger XLT.
Extended cab, AT; AC, V6,
new condition, one owner.
$3450. 960-4464. 1 tc C10 '9
1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. $3750. 960-
4464. ltc10/9
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.
ltp10/9


2000 Pontiac Grand Prix. 4
door, AT, AC, V6, loaded, one
owner, must see. $5950.
960-4464. ltc10/9
1997 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT, AC, V6, excellent condi-
tion. $4950. 960-4464.
ltc10/9
1986 Buick Regal, needs
water pump. $500 Please call
after 6:00pm and weekends
639-3692 2tp10/2
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 2tp10/2
1998 Passat GLS, 4cyl,
Turbo, 6 disc changer, a/c,
cruise, 91k mi. $6,500 obo.
Call 647-3250. 4tp9/18
2002 Executive series town-
car, dark green very low
mileage. Call 850-648-4922.
tfc7/17






Skini-water 16, 88spl, fast,
dry flatsboat, fish finder,
trailer $5995. (850) 227-
1067. 2tpl0/2
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12







Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
2tpl0/9
In Wewa 2BR/1Ba $325 a
mo. plus security deposit.
639-5721. 2tc10/9
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. tfclO/2


Retail Storefront downtown
Reid Ave. approx 900 sq. ft.
$650/mo. 229-9333.tfcl0/9
Mexico Beach 3BR/2BA
mobile home
washer/dryer hook up.
Water, garbage, and cable
included. 1st and last
month rent required. 648-
5033.
2tpl)/9
Very nice 1BR/1BA unfurn
gulfview apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call Karen at 850-
648-1113. 3tp10/2
2Br/lBa apt. long term all
new inside. $550 per mo.
first, last, and sec. dep. 606
Woodward, PSJ. Call 647-
2570. 2tp10/02
Mexico Beach 2BR/1.5BA
duplex facing dedicated
beach. $900 per mo plus sec.
dep. 647-8259. 2tp10/2
Beacon Hill 3BR/2BA house,
steps from beach. $900 per
mo plus sec. dep. 647-8259
2tpl0/2

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. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tr6/5,
UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a. dsh-
washer & stove, fully ci. A4 -
ed. No pets. ;ir
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/ 'dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tfc6/5






Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7
Beige Sofa, Loveseat, Rocker
matching set all recline.
Great condition. 647-8928
ltp10/9
Hotpoint clothes dryer runs
good $75. GE chest freezer,
.20.3 cu. ft. needs door seals
$35. 639-9694. 2tplO/2


Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 22H9374






Garage sale Saturday, Oct
11th 8:00-2:00 EST at 6448
Americus Ave. St. Joe Beach
(Between. Canal and Bay
Streets). Too big to list it.all,
clothes, toys, digital camera,
computers, records and
much much more including
homemade crafts. Rain can-
cels to the next Saturday.
ltpl0/9
Fri & Sat Oct 10 and 11.
Antiques and more. 5th and
Maryland, Mex. Beach, 501
SMaryland. 648-4065.
ltp10/9
Sat Oct. 11 8-2 513 Nautilus
Dr., St. Joe Beach.
Furniture, Garage items,
household goods, some
appliances. ltp10/9
Yard Sale Lawn mowers,
tools, knick knacks, clothes,
furniture and much more.
Fri. and Sat. 9am to 5pm.
6215 CR 386 Overstreet.
ltplO/9

Moving Sale 8:00am until.
Saturday Oct. 11. 6678
Alabama Ave. Ladies, kids,
mens clothing and shoes,
knick-knacks, dresser, small
chest freezer, double door
fridge, furniture. Too much
to name. ltpl0/6
Yard Sale Fri. & Sat., Oct.
10th and 11th. Rain, or
Shine. ltpl0/9
4 family yard sale. Sat. Oct
11. 2254 Parker Ave. HV.
Lots, of misc. items. '8-12
noon. No Early Birds Please.
ltplO/9
Huge yard sale Fri & Sat. Oct
10 11 from 8 till 2. 202
Sealey Dr. White City.
Entertainment center, com-
plete day bed w/mattress
and trundle, solid wood
dinette w/six chairs and leaf.
Solid wood coffee table baby
clothes and lots more.
ltplO/9





Foreman's Painting &
Remodeling needs 1st class
painter/carpenter. (850) 647-
3444. 2tp10/9
Taking applications for all
positions. Apply in person.
NO PHONE CALLS. Dockside
Cafe. 2tc10/2


Mexico Beach CDC Seeking
New President/CEO
The Mexico Beach
Community Development
Council, Inc. is accepting
resumes for the position of
President/CEO of their 501
C3 Not for Profit
Organization which promotes
economic development
through tourism and com-
munity projects for Mexico
Beach, Florida.
Successful candidates will
possess a strong marketing
background, strong commu-
nication skills both verbal
and written; will command
flexible interpersonal skills
and must have a strong
hands-on work ethic.
Additionally, candidates
should be willing to work
occasional weekends, have a
strong understanding of
budgeting and fiscal
approaches to business and
event planning. A Bachelor's
degree in marketing, commu-
nications or destination mar-
keting is desired, but may be
substituted with three years
experience in.a related field.
Candidates must have strong
computer skills in all
Microsoft Office software pro-
grams, and Intuit
QuickBooks. Preferred can-
didates will be skilled in both
PC and Macintosh systems
and will be capable of effec-
tively utilizing graphic art
software programs such as
PhotoShop and Quark
Express.
If you feel you are the right
candidate for this position,
please submit your resume
to:
Mr. Fred Nehrings Search
Committee Chair
Mexico Beach CDC, Inc.
PO Box 13382
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Deadline for Receipt of
Resumes is October 15, 2003
Mexico Beach CDC, Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
ltc10/9

Wildlife Technician FL
Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Corn Apalachicola River
Wildlife' & Environmental
Area, Gulf/Franklin
Counties. $25,009.66
Annual Use tractors and
farm implements, road and
facility maintenance, con-
duct wildlife surveys,
enhance wildlife habitat.
Experience and/or education
requirements: Position No.
77000225. Applications
must be completed on line at:
https: //peoplefirst.myflori-
da.com/ (must be received
by 10.'25,'031 For additional,
information contact:
David Johnson, 5300 High
Bridge Road, Quincy, FL
32351, 850-627-9674,
EEO/AA Employer. 3tpl0/9
Experienced cook and wait-
staff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining & Boss
Oyster. Please apply in per-
son: 123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfcl0/9


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'
ACCOUNTING
Broadband Level: ACCOUN-
TANTS AND AUDITORS L1
Broadband Code: 13-2011-1
Pay Band: 04
Working Title: ACCOUN-
TANT I
Position Number: 086322
Closing Date: 10/14/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Annual Salary Range:
$20,441.58 to $51,103.94
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850)227-1276
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
Special Notes: PRIOR APPLI-
CANTS MUST RE-APPLY.
FINGERPRINTS REQUIRED.
ACCOUNTING BACK-
GROUND, PROFICIENCY IN
EXCEL, MICROSOFT WORD
& EXCELLENT COMMUNI-
CATION SKILLS REQUIRED.
KNOWLEDGE OF DOH
ACCOUNTING POLICIES
AND PROCEDURES PRE-
FERRED.
This Agency is not accepting
electronic applications for
this position.
You may submit a hard copy
of your application to the
address indicated in the
announcement.
Lawn maintenance work.
Must have own transporta-
tion. Experience a plus, but
will train. Please call 229-
2706. 2tc10/9
Framers/carpenters need-
ed. Tools and transportation
helpful but not required. Call
John (850) 628-8704 7am-
7pm. 3tpl0/2
Experienced Relief Cook
needed hours vary. Apply
tito:i Bay, St. Joseph Care &
Rehab, 220 Ninth Street.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
2tc10/2
Pest Control Tech clean
driving record and drug
screen required. Apply in
person. No phone calls
Please. 321B Reid Ave. Port
St. Joe, FL. tfc10/2
Now taking applications for
experienced bartender. Apply
at the Wonder Bar, St Joe
Beach. tfclO/2
Taking applications for
warehouse position. Apply in
person at Carpet Country.
tfc9/11

Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820.
tfc9/4


REPORTER POSITION The
Star and Apalachicola/
Carrabelle Times newspa-
pers are seeking a reporter to
cover sports and miscella-
neous community journal-
ism in the two communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this position should
send a resume and samples
of their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe Fl.
32457. tfc7/3
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 docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfclO/2
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

Driver wanted. Must be
experienced Boom Truck
operator. Apply in person to
Bayside Lumber & Building
Supply. 516 First St. Port St
Joe., tfc9/11
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc6/5

Bay St. Joseph Care Center
is now hiring for the follow-
ing:
(2) Full time 11p-7a LPN's
(1) Full time RN MDS/Care
plans ,
CNA's Full & Part-time
Apply to: 220 Ninth Street,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Or
call Tricia: H~nt 50 -229-
8244,., Uc9L. 11
ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problem! Short
term training now available
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc10/2


Lost: CD's in CD case. Lost
9/26 on school band bus
trip, Reward. 229-5282.
ltplO/9

Chocolate Lab female about
5 months, lost on Marvin
Ave. Sept. 29. Contact No.
229-6722.. tp10/9


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MOSS CREEK APTS.
126 Amy Circle, Wewahitchka,
FL 32465 (850) 639-2722
I Affordable living for
low-to-mid Income families
1 BR or 2 BR Central Heat & Air
*Carpeting Laundry Facilities

Under New Management

SVoice/TTY Access tA
(352) 472-3952 W,









PLUS SMALL ENGINE
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


Cakes for any occasion


229-5470


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

SVoice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952 m


Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkadldns@hotmail.cpm


Local Internet Service
Computer Repairs & Upgrades
Custom Built Computers
Models on Display
._,: p_ Excellent Prices
...-.-... --:L'.' Lessons for Beginners
Web Site Design & Hosting
Lin Brightly Computer Associates
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 1002 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach between Gulf Foods & Sharon's Cafe
648-6912 (Cell) 227-5920
Visit our website: www.lin-brightly-computerassociates.com


MINI STORAGE
Ole Reid Ave, Street Port St.Joe,FL BEACH
2294200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone STORAGE
785-9777 After Hours Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882

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


"WE WANT TO PAINT
YOUR BOTTOM!"
This Area's Only "Big Boat"
Full Service Boat Yard & Marina
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


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OUR DOCKS SURVIVED IT DOESN'T
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Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


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

Computer Desks For Sale.
Large computer desks.
Storage For Everything. Was
$13995. Now $74.95. Call
Lin Brightly Computer
Associates 648-6912.
ltp10/9
Free satellite football and
possibly 400 other free chan-
nels with this dish, $350
value, $50. (will demon-
strate). Receiver, completely
rebuilt, like new, $400 value,
$75. House builders 10"
table saw, save,$350, $150
with stand. Small satellite
dish, almost new, complete
unit $50. 229-7749
evenings. ltplO/9
Roommate wanted.
Would like to share home in
PSJ with someone who is
responsible and mature. If
you feel youi fit within this
criteria please call 229-1711
No pets. tfcl0/2
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
Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian. & nothing else
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net or
call 639-5401, and leave your
name, phone number, and
address. tfc7/24






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
Move in Specials Ready
Now 3 BR and 4 BR, 2 BA -
Down payments as low as
$399 and payments as low as
$499 WAC. Call Vance 763-
4266. ltclO/9
New House Type Modular
Homes!. FHA & SHIP
Program Approved. Full tape
and texture 5-12 Pitch Roof
- Block foundations. As close
to a stick built house as you
can get'for a fraction' of the
price! Meets and exceeds all
Hurricane Zone
Designations. Call Vance
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MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


Just Like New 2002 Model -
16x80, $23,900 set up and
delivered. Call Vance 763-
4266. ltc10/9

6 Used homes for sale from
1997 to 2002 model 3 & 4
Bedroom all offers consid-
ered starting prices at $7995.
Call Vance 763-4266.
ltc10/9







Sm. female Dachshund/
Terrier mix great little com-
panion. If you can give her a
good home call 227-1472.
ltp10/9







Cape San Bias first tier, 3/2
condo, nicely furnished, fire-
place, good rental. Fabulous
sunsets & sunrise over the
bay. Priced to sell at
$269,900. Call Bobbie at
229-9325/227-9000. Owner
agt. ltc10/9

Large gulf front on Cape San
Bias 3BR/2BA fireplace,
recently remodeled, insulat-
ed windows, lot size 38' x
384'. Great rental/vacation
home opportunity. #1 Beach.
Yearly income 18k plus
vaulted ceiling/sky light.
$419,900 229-2248. 4tc10/9

Mexico Beach Two bed-
room, two bath, two blocks
from beach, 12'x18' work-
shop, sprinler system,
fenced in backyard,
$199,000. 648-5183.
2tpl0/2

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

House for sale in Wewa. 240
E. Osceola St. 4 Br/1 Ba on
2 lots. Asking $55,000. If
interested call 850-639-5328
ask for Sherry. 4tp9/25

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

HOUSE ONLY FOR SALE
(BUYER PAYS TO MOVE)
"Old .--orida-Style" frame
ho 'e' riganal -woCod0cfiOrs.
walls, windows, 3 bedroom, 1
bath, asking $25,000. Owner
has quotes for moving house.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5

House 4 sale by owner.
4BR/3BA 902 10th St. 227-
1296 Call after 4pm. tfcl0/2


5 Acre Farmg, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5 beautiful acres,
must see. Great bargain 850-
229-6487 or 850-229-6507.
tfc6/26

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. 2tpl0/2

No Time? Mature, reliable
woman will clean house and
do yard work. Refs. Avail.
Call Diana 227-3411.
2tp10/2

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







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, Florida, have levied
upon all the right, title, and interest of
the defendant John R. Stomp D/B/A
JR's Electric Co. in and to the follow-
ing described personal property, to wit:
One (1) 1979 Aqua Glastron
17' fiberglass boat, identifi-
cation number
GLA99159M79F, vessel reg-
istration number FL0631LV,
with outboard motor and
trailer.
I shall offer this property for sale, at
Gulf County Courthouse, front
steps. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd Port S Joe. Florida.:County of
Gull Stalt o. Fil.nda October 31,
2003 at the hour of 10:00 A.M.,
Eastern Daylight Time, or as soon
thereafter as possible. 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 property, 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 payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above described execu-
tion.
/s/ Frank McKelthen
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/AAMERICAN 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
FLAT 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
POINT OF 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-
PLE 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 BIISANCE
OF 568.04 FEET FOR THEPOINT, 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 15.00 FEET OF
THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY
BEING SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT
FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND
EGRESS); LESS 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, 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
FEETTO 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, PORTST. 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 to consider adoption of
an ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA,
AMENDING, REVISING 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 EURSUANT 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


PPortBSt.LJoeFloridTaI32457


: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 pro-
posed Ordinance.
Jerry Linton
City Clerk
publish October 2 and 9, 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 Gulf County; Florida, Probate
Division, 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 PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE
publish October 2 and 9, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT.
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOYCE ANN MELVIN
Deceased.
File No.: 03-51PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Joyce Ann Melvin, deceased, whose
date of death was March 8, 2003. File
Number 03-51PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.. Blvd., Port.
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decendent and other
persons having claims or demands
against, decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this' notice has been served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTERTHE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME 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
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
_,i., iTH- i*'.ri-,Jif,= ri-E Tir.IE PERI-
SJ SEiT ~ CFRT-H" AB';,T .%JY'CLAIM
OFIIED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The, date of first publication of this
notice is October 9. 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Mel C. Magidson. Jr.
Attorney for Cecil Melvin
Florida Bar No. 261629
528 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 340


Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800
Personal Representative:
/s/ Cecil Melvin
357 Forehand Rd.
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
publish October 9 and 16, 2003
REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
Wewahitchka High School will receive
bids until 12:00 Noon, C.T. on October
20. 2003 for Football Bleachers.
Interested parties should contact Mr.
Terry Linton,. Principal, One Gator
Circle, Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or tele-
phone (850) 693-2228 to obtain bid
information and instructions.
publish October 9, 2003
NOTICE!
Notice is hereby given that Bayou
Sl:;...,: Iri.r.uit (.:. F??8306, will
di .: *.:I r ,II r ].-ir ; C e sir October
21, 2003, the miscellaneous items
belonging to the following tenants:
Cheryl Summers unit #223
Wayne and Melinda Blevins unit #210
Unit contents may be redeemed by
owner prior to October 21, 2003 for
cash only.
publish October 9 and 16, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-01
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids f'om
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) New Flatbed Truck
Bid price to include delivery, and the
delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113/Fax (850) 229-6174. Any
questions regarding this bid should be
directed to Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer at (850) 227-1401.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will, be received until Friday.
October 24, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.; E.T. at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court.
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Bids,will
be opened at this same location on
Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLOIRIDA
By:/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest:/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
publish October 9 and 16, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-02
The Gulf. County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) Tandem Axle Semi Truck
and Lo-Boy Trailer
Bid price to include delivery, and the
delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damages of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. 'Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe. FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113/Fax (850) 229-6174. Any
,questions regarding this bid should be
.directed to Public Works Director
Gerald Shearer at (850) 227-1401.
SPlease indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
October 24, 2003 at 5:00 p.m., E.T., at
theCli.e -.f the Clerk of Circuit Court,
i'rn', r,"1] '- r.':. I r E51 d F: l,.,m
14' i: :.,' I:.: FL :."i:'4 Bid, Ill
be opened = ,i hi. ..: .:-:j:.r.n :..r
M onday, C'.i-..,lP.' 7 2 ,..3 t ,,:,")
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest:/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham.
Clerk
:p publish October 9 and 16, 2003


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Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned
for Administrator Staff Assistant
Denise Manuel's hire date to be
effective Monday, August 11,
2003. Commissioner Fox second-
ed the motion, and 'it passed
unanimously.
S.H.I.P. PROGRAM / AGURAS &
SULLIVAN
Upon recommendation by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters
motioned to approve S.H.I.P. pur-
chase assistance for Mr. John
Aguras ($11.615.00) and Ms.
Gizelle Sullivan ($11,615.00).
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed 'the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
DEDICATION / VETERANS'
NURSING HOME
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that the dedication cere-
mony for the Staff Sergeant
Clifford C. Sims Nursing Home is
scheduled for August 21st at
11:00 a.m., E.T. in Springfield.
EDWARD BYRNE GRANT /
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Major Nugent requested that the
Chairman sign documents
regarding the Edward Byrne
Memorial Grant Program.
MOSQUITO SPRAYER / CLAY-
TON
After discussion by Solid Waste
Director Danford and members of
the Board, Commissioner Peters
motioned to hire Raymond
Clayton to fill the mosquito spray
truck driver position, effective
Monday, August 18th.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and, after further dis-
cussion, the motion passed 3 to
2, with Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner Fox voting no.
MOSQUITOS / GULF COUNTY
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Fox, Solid Waste Director
Danford reported that the calls
regarding mosquitos have
reduced since the increase in
spraying (they are now spraying
seven days a week). Chairman
Barnes reported that -if residents
have complaints regarding mos-
quitos. they should call the Solid
V'asie Department.
PUBLIC HEARING / C.D.B.G.
GRANT PRESNELL'S
County Attorney McFarland
reported that this is the first pub-
lic hearing regarding a C.D.B.G.
Grant from D.C.A. (up to
$700,000.00) for Gulf County,
and called for public comment.
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to discuss the
public hearing ad in the paper,
and stated her concerns with the
verbiage regarding the slum
areas. Tammy. Ray, of Eutaw,
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the requirements of the
State regarding the verbiage for
this particular grant. She also
reported that the second public
hearing regarding this C.D.B.G.
Grant will be held in two weeks.
Upon inquiry by Ms. Blackwell,
Tammy Ray. of Euraw. reported
that thi grant .ill be used for
the nfrau-tructure for Prer.ell ,
Marine
AWARD BID #0203-27 /
HOWARD CREEK FIRE DEPART-
MENT BRUSH TRUCK R
Upon recommendation by
Howard Creek Fire Department
Chief Jimmy Alford,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to award bid #0203-27
(for a brush truck for the Howard


Creek Fire Department) to Pride
of Florida, in the amount of
$56,805.51. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR SEALED BIDS
/-FINANCING H.C.F.D. BRUSH
TRUCK
Upon discussion by Howard;
Creek Fire Department Chief
Jimmy Alford, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to advertise
to receive sealed bids for financ-
ing of the brush truck for the
Howard Creek Fire Depairtent.
Commissioner Traylor seconded'
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
BUDGET / GENERAL FUND
Commissioner Traylor discussed
a. letter received from Clerk
Birmingham regarding expendi-
tures in the County's General
Fund. Commissioner McLemore
motioned not to spend any more
money from the General Fund,
until next budget year.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, and it passed
unanimously.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following
Special Projects Payments:
Dist. I Wewa Warriors Pee-Wee
Football Team $250.00, Wewa
Search & Rescue $250.00 :.
Dist. II Wewa Warriors Pee-Wee
Football Team $250.00, Wewa
Search & Rescue $250.00
Dist. IV Gene Raffield's Football
League $500.00
Dist. V Gene Raffield's Football
League $500.00
(End) .
DEDICATION / VETERANS'
NURSING HOME
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Peters, Veterans' Service Officer
Williams reported that an article
regarding the dedication ceremo-
ny of the Staff Sergeant Clifford
C. Sims Nursing Home in Bay
County will be placed in Gulf
County and Franklin County
newspapers. and he will notify
the additional ten counties that
he represents. Chairman Barnes
encouraged the public to attend
the dedication ceremony.
DRAINAGE / SIMMONS BAYOU
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Barnes, Chief Administrator
Butler reported that the County
engineers have met with the
Army Corps of Engineers regard-
ing the drainage project at
Simmons Bayou, and the survey
work is in progress.
BID #0203-26 / LOAN CONSOLI-
DATION
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that Morgen Keegan &
Company's bond rats change on
a daily basis,,and the current rate
will need to be approved by the
Board.
ROAD PROBLEM / CLOSED
SESSION
County Attorney McFarland
reported that a closed-door litiga-
tion session will need to be
scheduled to'discuss a road prob-
lem in Wewahitchka. Upon
motion by Commissioner Fox,
Ss'c:cond 'by '-Comimiissioner
'McLtemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board agreed to meet in a
closed-door session with County
Attorney McFarland regarding
this issue (meeting will be sched-
uled by County Attorney
McFarland).
PROPOSED RESOLUTION /
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GULF COUNTY COMP PLAN
County Attorney McFarland pre-
sented-and read a proposed reso-
lution regarding the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan. Upon rec-
ommendation by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
adopt the following resolution.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-26
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSION OF
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA, COM-
MITTING TO REVISE AND
UPDATE THE GULF COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan has not
been comprehensively updated
since its adoption in 1990; and
WHEREAS, the current planning
timeframe in the Comprehensive
Plan is to the Year 2000 and there
is need to establish a new future
planning timeframe to evaluate
local needs based on projected
population growth and develop-
ment; and
WHEREAS, there has been a sub-
stantial change in the economic
and employment base in Gulf
County since the 1990
Comprehensive Plan was adopt-
ed, and the plan needs to be
revised to better support and
address the new economic base
including the creation of jobs for
tourism and port development;
and
WHEREAS, there is a need to
update the Comprehensive Plan
with the best available data and
information to better address
public facilities and services, hur-
ricane evacuation and other
emergency services, affordable
housing and natural and cultural
resources; and
WHEREAS, the Department of
Community Affairs, the state
land planning agency, has recom-
mended that Gulf County revise


and update the Comprehensive
Plan to better meet future county
needs and respond to changes to
state planning statutes; and
WHEREAS, an application to
amend the Comprehensive Plan
and an application for approval
as a Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) have been submit-
ted by St. Joe/Arvida for Gulf
County's first large-scale master
planned community, WindMark
Beach, and St. Joe/Arvida sup-
ports the effort by Gulf County to
update the Comprehensive Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
that Gulf County will demon-
strate its commitment to revise
and update its Comprehensive
Plan by adopting the following
amendments to the land use ele-
ment of the Comprehensive Plan
no later than September 30,
2003:
1. Add Objective 1.9: Not later
than April 1, 2005, Gulf County
shall revise its Comprehensive
Plan to update the goals, objec-
tives, policies and future condi-
tions map (future land use map
series) and transmit such revi-
sions to the Department of
Community Affairs.
2. Add Policy 1.9.1: The updated
plan shall reflect changes to
Chapter 163, Florida Statutes,
and Rule 9J-5, Florida
Administrative Code, since the
plan became effective in 1990.
3. Add Policy 1.9.3: Key areas to
be reviewed in updating the plan
will include:
Promotion of tourism and eco-
nomic development;
Provision of adequate public facil-
ities and services, including
transportation, stormwater,
water supply, wastewater treat-
ment and solid waste disposal;
Promotion of emergency manage-
ment, including mapping of the
coastal high hazard area consis-
tent with the most recent refion-


al evacuation study prepared by
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, maintaining or reducing
hurricane evacuation times, cre-
ating shelter space, directing
population concentrations away
from the coastal high hazard
areas and implementing appro-
priate portions of the Local
Mitigation Strategy;
Inclusion of the current and best
available data for protection of
natural resources such as water
bodies, wetlands and listed
species;
Designation of intensity stan-
dards for non-residential land
use categories; and
Remedial amendments previously
adopted or revised remedial
amendments supported by ade-
quate data and analysis.
This Resolution adopted this
12th day of August, 2003.
(End)
FL DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION
/ GULF COUNTY
Harvey Brewton, of D.O.T.
appeared before the Board to pre-
sent and discuss the D.O.T. pro-
gram. He reported that VMS has
been contracted to do. mainte-
nance work in Gulf County for
seven years. Commissioners
Traylor and McLemore discussed
the County doing the mainte-
nance on the State road right-of-
ways In their districts. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Fox, he
reported that the grass is cut on
State right-of-way once a month
for seven months.
Steve Potter, of D.O.T., appeared
before the Board to discuss the
upcoming construction projects
in Gulf County. Fox left the meeting at 6:36 p.m.,
E.T.> He discussed the future
resurfacing of a portion of 30-E,
repair of portions of State Road
71 concrete pavement, and the
Jarrott Daniels Road Bridge
Repair Project.
Bryant Paulk, of D.O.T.,
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cuss the five-year work programs
in Gulf County. Fox returned to the meeting at
6:43 p.m., E.T.> He discussed the
bike path project to St. Joseph
State Park (construction to begin
2005), the resurfacing project on
30-E at Eglin Air Force entrance
to South of Aruba Drive (con-
struction to start 2007), and the
bike path project to Cape Palms
Park (construction to being
2006). ,
Dusty Moss, of D.O.T., appeared
before the Board to discuss the
traffic operations in Gulf County,
and reported that D.O.T. is
reviewing a "no passing" zone
from Mexico Beach to Port St.
Joe, and adding turning lanes on
State Road 30 (U.S. Highway 98)
and First Street. Commissioner
McLemore discussed the need for
a traffic light on S. R. 71 at River
Road in Wewahitchka. Ms. Moss
reported that studies have been
done regarding this issue, but
another study will be conducted
and reported back to the Board.
The Board discussed the cost of a
traffic light, pedestrian walk,
turn lanes at First Street and
Highway 98, congestion at S. R.
22 and County Road 5, and the
speed limit signs on State Road
22.
Fred Buchanan, of D.O.T.,
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the Gulf County Safety
Team. Chairman Barnes dis-
cussed the safety issues on the
Cape San Blas Road.
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed safety issues regarding
Dalkeith Road.
VMS / GULF COUNTY
Anita Philips, of VMS, appeared
before the Board to report that
her office has not received any
complaints regarding State right-
,of-way maintenance.
Commissioner McLemore dis-
cussed the drainage ditch project
on S. R. 22. Commissioner Fox
discussed his concerns regarding
the grass cutting on State right-


of-way. Road Department
Superintendent Knee discussed
the length of time it takes for
VMS to complete State road
maintenance projects.
DENTAL CLINIC / GULF COUN-
TY
Brenda Reinhart appeared before
the Board to report that the
employees at the'dental clinics
(Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka)
are very helpful and nice.
Commissioner McLemore
thanked Ms. Reinhart for her
positive reports.
DRAINAGE / ST. JOE BEACH,
Shirley Rich appeared before the
Board to discuss, on behalf of the
neighborhood, their -concerns
regarding the drainage system in
St. Joe Beach, and has a petition
regarding this issue. She report-
ed that the ditch,was cleaned on
her street and some of the other
streets this week. She also dis-
cussed the drainage problems on
Willow Street due to new develop-
ment. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Fox, Public Works
Director Shearer reported that
the ditch cleaning equipment
broke down at Willow Street.
Commissioner Fox-reported that
the County has been cleaning out
the ditch on Americus Avenue,
and working street by street.
C.D.B.G. GRANT / PRESNELL'S
Marilyn Blackwell appeared
before the Board to discuss the
verbiage in the public hearing
notice advertised in the paper
regarding the C.D.B.G. Grant,
and inquired about using these
grant funds for the Presnell
Project. Tammy Ray, of Eutaw,
appeared before the Board to
state that this grant will help
many low-to-moderate individu-
als through the 22 new hires.
BUDGET
Commissioner Peters reported
that the next budget meeting is
scheduled for September 3rd at
5:01 p.m., E.T. and this will give
the Board time to review the bud-
get for reduction. The Board
agreed to review the proposed
budget to help reduce the mileage
rate.
There being no further business


and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 7:17
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES, CHAIRMAN
ATTEST: DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM, Clerk

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 18, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Carmen :L. McLemore and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
entered the meeting at 5:41 p.m.,
E.D.T.>
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Administrator
Staff Assistant Denise Manuel,
Building Inspector Bradj Bailey,
E.M.S. Director. Shane McGuffin,
Planner David Richardson,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.,
E.D.T.
Planner Richardson opened the
meeting with prayer, and
Chairman Barnes led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN RESO-
LUTION
County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed changes that need to be
made to the recently adopted
Resolution No. 2003_26. Upon
motion by Commissioner Peters,
second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous (4_0)
vote, the Board adopted the fol-
lowing resolution.
RE S)LULTItON NO. 2003_27
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA,


COMMITTING TO REVISE AND
UPDATE THE GULF COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
WHEREAS, the Gulf County com-
prehensive plan has not been
comprehensively updated since
its adoption in 1990; and
WHEREAS, the current planning
timeframe in the comprehensive
plan is to the Year 2000 and there
is need to establish a new future
planning timeframe to evaluate
local needs based on projected
population growth and develop-
ment; and
WHEREAS, there has been a sub-
stantial change in the economic
and employment base in Gulf
County since the 1990
Comprehensive Plan was adopt-
ed, and the plan needs to be
revised to better support and
address the new economic base
including the creation of obs for
tourism and port development;
and
WHEREAS, there is a need to
update the Comprehensive Plan
with the best available data and
information to better address
public facilities and services, hur-
ricane evacuation .and' other
emergency services, affordable
housing and natural and cultural
resources; and
WHEREAS, the Department of:
Community Affairs, the State
Land Planning Agency, has rec-
ommended that Gulf County
revise and update the
Comprehensive Plan to better
meet future, County needs and
respond to changes to State
Planning Statutes;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
that Gulf County will demon-
strate its commitment to revise
and update its Comprehensive
Plan by adopting the following
amendments to the land use ele-
ment of the Comprehensive Plan
no later than January 1, 2006:
1. Add Objective 1.9: Not later
than December 31, 2004, Gulf
County shall revise its
Comprehensive Plan to update
the goals, objectives, policies and
future conditions map (future


land use map series) and trans-
mit such, revisions to the
Department' of Community
Affairs.
2. Add Policy 1,9.1: The updated
plan shall reflect changes to
Chapter 163, Florida Statutes,
and Rule 9J_5,. Florida
Administrative Code, since the
plan became effective in 1990.
3. Add Policy 1.9.2: This plan
revision shall be based on a plan-
ning period through Year? 2'15
(or alternatively 2020), with cur-
rent and forecasted conditions,
and satisfy data and analysis
requirements.
4. Add Policy 1.9.3: Key areas to
be emphasized in updating the
plan will include:
Promotion of tourismfs and eco-
nomic development;
Provision of adequate public facil-
ities and services, including
transportation, stormwater,
water supply, wastewater treat-
ment, solid waste disposal and
emergency services;
Promotion of emergency manage-
ment, including mapping of the
coastal high hazard area consis-
tent with the most recent region-
al evacuation study prepared by
the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council, maintaining or reducing
hurricane evacuation times, cre-
ating shelter space directing
population c':.nceritratl.ns away
from the coastal high hazard
areas and implementing appro-
priate portions of the Local
Mitigation Strategy;
Inclusion of the current and best
available data for protection of
natural resources such as water
bodies, wetlands and listed
species;
Provision of' affordable housing,
where appropriate;
Designation of intensity stan-
dards for nonresidential land
use categories; and
Remedial amendments previously
adopted or revised remedial
amendments supported by ade-
quate data and analysis.
This Resolution adopted this
18th day of August, 2003.
(End)
TO BE CONTINUED


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