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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Creation Date: October 16, 2003
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Audience Response to
New Board Policy .... Pg. 3A

Gov's Assistant
Visits Wewa Classroom. Pg. 1OA

M.B. to Continue Own
Sanitation Services ... Pg. 7A

Commodity Distributions
Set Oct. 22, 24..... 8B. sa

St. Joe Foundation
Pledges $250,000....Pg. Pg. 1B
Law Enforcement News Pg. 14A
Sports.. ...... Pgs. 12-13A
Society............ Pg. 2-3B
Obituaries. ......... Pg. 15A
Church News......... Pg.4B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B



Mexico Beach


Art and Wine


Festival Slated


Saturday
by Tim Croft
There are surely more relaxing
ways to spend a Saturday after-
noon' than sitting beachside, sip-
pingisome wine, listening to blues
melodies'and perusing rows of art
works.
It's just hard to come up with
any.
The fifth annual Mexico Beach
Art and Wine Festival offers an
intoxicating mix of art, music and
festivities when it opens 3 p.m. CT
on the back veranda at the
Driftwood Inn.
The. festival, which serves as
the major fundraiser for the city's
Fourth of July fireworks, runs until
... well, everyone has their fill, typi-
cally around 9 p.m. CT.
Tickets are $10 and are avail-
able in advance at the Driftwood
Inn or the offices- of the Mexico
Beach Community. Development
Council (CDC).
Tickets can also be purchased
at the door.
Mote than three dozen artists,
from around the Southeast and
beyond, have already registered for
booths at the festival, offering a
palette of watercolors, pastels,
sculpture, pottery and photogra-
phy.
"We have a few more than last
year," said Peggy Wood from the
CDC's Special Events Committee.
"We have. some nice prizes
donated (by local and area mer-
chants) and some nice donations of
art already."
Each artist the artists pay
nothing for a booth is encouraged
to donate a piece of art to the festi-
val for its live auction.
The live auction, conducted by
auctioneer Jim Emerson and Wade
Clark Auctions, will be held period-
ically throughout the afternoon.
Nationally-known blues ,and
jazz stylist Carole Kelly will be
singing during the festival, her first
set starting around 4 p.m. CT.
"She has a lot of new material
for this yeaj;s festival," Wood noted.
And, as last year, Kelly will
donate a portion of the proceeds
from sales of her CD during the fes-
tival to. local charities.
Last year, that meant a new
heart defibrillator for the Mexico
Beach Department of Public Safety.
It wouldn't be much of an art
show without a contest to deter-
mine the best, which will fall to the
trained eye of an expert from the
Lemoyne Art Institute in
Tallahassee.
He will judge works in five cat-
egories oil and acrylic; watercolor
and pastel; sculpture and 3D; pot-
tery and craft; and photography
and digital'.1
First place in each category will
earn the artist $250, with $100
(See MB Art on Page 5A)

CCBA to Meet
Friday at Linda's
The Constitution City Business
Association's regular monthly
meeting has been rescheduled for 8
a.m. Friday at Linda's Restaurant.


The meeting, normally held on
the third Thursday of each month,
will be moved for both the October
and November dates because of
scheduling conflicts with Chamber
of Commerce events.
All Port St. Joe businesses are
urged to attend. Ghost on the Coast
Halloween events and Christmas
on the Coast will be discussed.


STAR


Morning Star Has Pending




Deal to Purchase Hospital


by Tim Croft
An agreement appears to be in
place which would see Gulf Pines ,
Hospital purchased by a holding
company headed by a Tampa-area
orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Alfred Bonati, speaking
from the Hudson, Fla., offices of
his Bonati Institute, said he


of a higher price.
However, barring any objec-
tions, the deal should be fialized
before the end of the year, with a
formal transfer likely, depending
on the process for transferring
licensing and the like, within the
ensuing 30-90 days.
"I think the agreement will be


expected to be in
town Friday to be t w
brief hospital Officials will be in town
employees about
the pending deal *
and allay any to bef hospital employ
concerns they Y -
might have.
"I'm very about the pending deal.
impressed with
the employees,"
Bonati, listed as the manager of good for the hospital, the employ-
Morning Star Holdings LLC, which ees, the 'community and (the hospi-
would be the formal purchaser of tal's creditors)," Bonati said.
the hospital. "They are very loyal" 'The hospital needs to be
and have worked hard under trying maintained, not just for the com-
conditions for some time. munity, which needs-the hospital,
"Ijust want to talk to them, tell but, also, they are doing good
them they are going to be O.K., things there."
nobody is going to be fired." And should vision ultimately
The purchase price for the hos- marry with reality, Bonati and his
pital is $3.8 million, according to team offer intriguingly tantalizing
paperwork filed by Ed Rude, the possibilities for the future of health
Tallahassee-based attorney repre- care in the county.
senting Gulf Pines in its Chapter Specifically, Bonati brings to
11 bankruptcy proceedings. the table something every small,
That number is based on rural hospital struggles for daily -
Morning Star Holdings securing a broad and deep client base.
financing for the transaction. His is the result of some two
Should, for some reason, financing decades of work in developing a
not be available, Morning Star technique that offers a less inva-
would put $1 million down and pay sive form of back surgery.
$125,000 a month for 20 months. Using a laser and tools he has
There are still hurdles to jump. patented, his arthroscopic surgery
The agreement must be technique has helped many of the
reviewed and approved bank- thousands Bnati, said. he. had
ruptcv Judge Lewis MI. Killian. who performed, some .18,000 proce-
said in late Aigiist that the hospi- dures visiting his facility in
tal had until Oct. 15 to present a Hudson with back pain or injuries.
deal for the sale of the hospital or According to the institute's
he, would dismiss the bankruptcy website, the techniques used there
proceedings, leaving the hospital in in surgery, "result in little blood
the hands of creditors. loss, little trauma to muscle, a sim-
Rude said he would file with ple dressing to close the tiny inci-
the court on Wednesday a report, sion and a rapid postoperative
including the "Notice of Intent to recovery period."
Sell" to Morning Star, as well as '"We are practically unique in
motion for Killian to approve the the.country," Bonati said. 'Today,
sale. the surgery is being copied by peo-


Killian is expected to schedule
a hearing on that motion in late
November or early December.
"If there were no objections he
would probably approve it" barring
any issues the judge might have
about the sale, Rude said.
Any party objecting to the sale
would have a window, typically 20
days, to file formal written objec-
tions.
Rude noted that others had
expressed interest in the hospital
and could make an objection based
on the sale price, including an offer
g .


pie around the country."
Actually, his practice is inter-
national. The Bonati Institute has
offices in Amsterdam and he envi-
sioned Gulf Pines Hospital serving
in a similar capacity as his Tampa-
area institute.
Which would mean patients
flying in to the area from around
the country and world, arriving at
Gulf Pines for surgery by Bonati. or
one of his team there are nearly
two dozen surgeons affiliated with
the Bonati Institute.
Bonati hoped to ultimately per-


form 120-160 back surgeries a
month at Gulf Pines.
That would, provide a client
base and baseline revenue which
would provide a foundation to pro-
pel the hospital's growth.
The potential economic devel-
opment impact for the area is clear.
particularly as looming growth
takes deeper
root.
Friday mT he
del Bonas the
used was the
ees Mayo Clinic,
founded by
brothers who
eschewed the
medical main-
stream for the
then-tiny burg of Rochester, Minn.,
and, starting with the treatment of
cancer, created one of the world's
most.well-known medical facilities.
In Port St. Joe, that model
would, at some point in the future,
mean an expanded and totally
independent full-service hospital,
with an exclusive reservoir of
physicians and state-of-the-art
equipment and infrastructure.
It would mean the sort of hos-
pital the local population can't
now, but will someday, support,
yet one that can happen on a
timetable not directly tied to popu-
lation growth.
"We want to maintain very high
health care for the community."
Bonati said. "With our concept we
(See Hospital on Page 14A)


A deal appears to be in place for Gulf Pines Hospital to be purchased
by a holding company headed by a Tamp-area surgeon who has pio-
neered a less-invasive technique form of back surgery.


Fourteen Apply to Become


Next Gulf County Sheriff


-by Tim Croft
The final count is 'a baker's
dozen plus one.
Fourteen individuals filed
applications with the governor's
office by last Friday's 5 p.m. dead-
line to be considered for the posi-
tion of Gulf County Sheriff.
Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to
make the appointment by the end of
the month, putting In place a new
sheriff, at least through next
November's election.
SThe governor's appointee will
fill the unexpired term of Frank
McKeithen. who was appointed Bay
County Sheriff late last month.
McKeithen had already
announced he would not seek re-
election next year.
Since that announcement,'the
jockeying began for the inside track
in the election, a process speeded
up by McKeithen's appointment to
Bay County.


If nothing else, the governor's
appointee will benefit on some level
from incumbency when the deci-
sion is returned to the voters in
2004.
The 14 individuals who subiit-
ted formal applications, listed in
alphabetical order by last name,
were:
Rob Bradshaw; a self-,
employed attorney and Gulf County
reserve deputy.
Jim Buchanan, a Gulf County
deputy and criminal investigator for
the State Attorney's Office.
Michael Hammond, with the
Gulf County Building Department.
Michael Harrison, a sergeant
with the investigations division .of
the' Gadsden County Sheriffs
Office.
Daymond Jones, Chief of
Police for the City of Altha.
SRyan Kip McKenzie, a ser-
geant with the Bay County Sheriffs


Office.
Tommy Mills, a retired ser-
geant with the Polk County Shenffs
Office now li\-mg in Howard Creek.
Ronald Mock, a correctional
officer in Gulf County.
Joe Nugent, a major with the
Gulf County Sheriffs Office.
Carl "Bucky" Richter, former
Chief of Police in Port St. Joe and a
private investigator with
Middlebrooks, Richter, Davis and
Assoc., P.A.
Anthony Judson Smith, chief
of law enforcement with the Florida
Division of Alcohol and Tobacco.
Marcus Sturdivant, minister
at the Hope Family Worship Center
.in Port St. Joe,
Dalton Upchurch, a corporal
and criminal investigator with the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Jimmy Williams, an investiga-
tor with the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office..


"Raptor" Is Rolled Out at Tyndall


by Tim Croft
The mission remains the same,
the tools have just taken a quan-


tum leap forward.
The top brass at Tyndall Air
Force Base rolled out the first F-


A/22 Raptor last week, predicting
the dawn of a new era with the
arrival of the U.S. Air Force's first


The F-A/22 Raptor, the U.S. Air Force's first new attack fighter in two decades, was rolled out last week at
Tyndall Air Force base, with state, local and federal officials in attendance for the celebration.


new attack fighter in some two
decades.
And it was only fitting that fed-
eral lawmakers and local economic
development .officials joined Air
Force generals on the dais for the
official ceremony marking the
arrival of the Raptor.
For the F/A-22 provides signif-
icant symbolism for Tyndall, nearly
the equivalent of fortified bunker,
as another round of base realign-
ment and closing (BRAC) discus-
sions begin on Capitol Hill.
"It's a great day for the coun-
try, a great day for the Air Force,"
said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida,
whose lone disappointment with
the Raptor was the plane's single-
seat, which meant no test rides for
a certain senator who loves flight.
"(The Raptor) extends our
power well beyond the hopes of any
enemy. This airplane guarantees
air superiority, not only in the
skies over our friends, but also in
the dark corners" where our ene-
mies lurk.
Last week's ceremony was the
official demarcation of a new chap-
ter in the long history of Tyndall,
where, while serving with the 43rd
Fighter Squadron of the 325th
Fighter Wing, pilots are educated
and honed into "fly boys."
This new era arrives on the
wings of the F/A-22, which carries
the U.S. Air Force from what offi-


cials call the "air superiority" of the
F-15 Eagle, introduced in 1982, to
the "air dominance" of the Raptor.
"The Air Force has been wait-
ing for this arrival," said four-star
Gen. Donald Cook, the commander
of the Air. Education and Training
Command, headquartered at
Randolph AFB in Texas. "The
Raptor provides a new way of
thinking about how you fight in the
air."
That is due to the F/A-22's
unique across the globe combi-
nation of stealth, supercruise,
maneuverability and aviation tech-
nology.
Foes will have greater difficulty
detecting it on radar, the super-
cruise allows pilots to maintain top
speeds over greater distances and
its ability to gather information
about the battlefield below pro-
vides an awareness of situation
and a first-strike capability unpar-
alleled in the skies.
"It will be able to get there
faster, stay longer and do a better
job over the battlefield," Cook
explained.
'This provides a guarantee of
air dominance. Air dominance min-
imizes casualties, our casualties
and their casualties."
Or as Congressman Allen
Boyd, D-North Florida, put it, "The
Raptor ensures the men and
(See Raptor on Page 11A)


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WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


The Star


PAGE TWO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2003


HnJe4tr Dn1O4 Wth KCe4 by Kesley Colbert




SThundering Silence


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Good Deal


Anyone who has launched a boat at the Frank Pate Park boat
launch this summer knows first hand just how badly we need some
other arrangements. Parking has especially been a problem. There
have been times that boats and trucks stretched all the way up to the
red light at Highway 98 and up Baltzell Avenue to the First Baptist
Church. The First Baptist Church parking lot has even been com-
mandeered for additional parking several times this summer.
I never counted the boats, but we did have to make the long walk
more than once after having to park "up the road".
It was good news to hear that the City of Port St. Joe and the St.
Joe Company have negotiated a deal to swap some land that will help
both entities, residents of the city and community and visitors to the
area as this region continues to grow.
As with any deal, all parties need to feel like they are getting some-
thing for their trade in order to make it worth while. In this case, Port
St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate, almost out did himself making this deal.
For those of you that may not remember the history behind it, the
Port St. Joe Marina property was purchased several years ago from
Hess Oil at a cost of $10 after the Mayor negotiated a deal. That deal
included the city clearing the old oil tanks off the site and taking any
concerns about contamination off of the Hess company's mind.
Everybody can see the rest of the story. The site worked out to be
okay, the marina was built, and several million dollars of tax value
has been added to the rolls as the acreage has been sold and devel-
oped.
Now, the St. Joe Company would like to do a few more things at
the marina to help make'it feasible to operate and, of course, the city
wants and needs some land at the park to expand parking and have
more room for various functions and needs. The two parties worked
through the trade, extended the marina lease, cash for the city, a park
at the "oil docks" fishing area adjacent to the marina, a boardwalk
from the marina to the park and a few other items of benefit.
What a great need has been met. No doubt, the St. Joe Company
got some things they need in this deal, but the city of Port St. Joe, this
area and users of Frank Pate Park for many years to come are also big
winners.
Some time back I suggested to the mayor that there was a need
for boat parking--not that he didn't already know it. I even noted that
the city might trade some land adjacent to the marina site for the very
park property we got.
Don't get me wrong here, I'm not taking any credit for any portion
of this deal. All I'm saying is the mayor was so far ahead of me we were
not even in the same time zone. I would have traded land for land. He
got the whole farm.



Another Year Olde r

I turned 52 last week and got just a little more attention focused
on the aging process than I really wanted, even though I did appreci-
ate most of it.
My dear friend Mary Earley called and asked me if I would like my
homemade banana pudding warm or cold. Miss Mary makes the best
banana pudding in the world and I like It warm. I got several nice
cards (unlike a few years ago when I turned 50), gifts from special peo-
pie in my life and from family, a group celebration dinner at The Star
with Wendy cooking spaghetti and everybody else pitching in.
What more could a person ask for on their birthday. .
That's what I thought until I went to Sisters to eat lunch last Tues-
day. My wife, son Eric and his wife Missy were there before me and.
had let the cat out of the bag. about my day of celebration. If I had
known the back room was going to sing happy birthday to me, I might
have ordered take out.
While my 52nd ,birthday was exciting, fun, and memorable, it's
going to be hard to river top Keith "Squint" Nixon dressed up as Miss
Blountstown for my 50th. I still have to get even with Eugene Raffield
for that one. ,
PS-The back room crew over at Sisters can carry a tune very well.


It is very quiet at my house.
I remember so well when it
roared. When a lost shoe was a
catastrophe. Disputes over Gators
and Seminoles escalated into full
scale brawls. "Daddy why" and
"what if' rang' constantly in my
ears. Spilt milk or a dropped plate
was a nighty occurrence. "Got you
last" wasn't a game it was the
national way of life. An afternoon
nap was out of the question! And
ball games were played and
replayed until late into the
night .....
It is very quiet at my house.
They don't call as much as
they once did. Josh has a business
to run. Jess has a new bride and
school to finish. I watch a little t.
v., but the detective show is not
half as interesting if no one is try-
ing to "out-guess" me as to who the


bad guy is. I now get the last piece
of every cake. No one is borrowing
my shoes or ties. I have control of
the flipper....but that's such a hol-
low victory I catch myself looking
at the phone.
Silly me.
I remember when they,
attacked at daylight! Josh would;
go for my head. Jess would wrap
himself between my legs. Why did
they always wait til Saturday
morning to decide to "rise and
shine"l I could have rested another
30 minutes I'd roll over on Josh
and put the death defying "scis-
sors" lock on Jess. Josh would be
laughing so hard he couldn't fight,
back. Jess would be screaming at
the top of his lungs....
There was a time when it was.
not so quiet at my house.
We would wrestle for the entire
half hour that could have been:
mine! I appreciated the bonding,.
the free-for-all,, the pure joy of
holding my boys close.....but every
once in a while I'd think, "enough"!l
I'd long for a few minutes of peace
and quiet. The little fellows didn't


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


100% of all gifts received
will be distributed'tb the.
children and .adults served
S-through ti r s'i-
! -


seem to understand that I worked
all day. I was human, too. I need-
ed a little time of my own....
Listen. it got here too fast!
I didn't think so the Christmas
eve I put the plastic incycle togeth-
er for my three old. I spent four
hours on a polyester riding
machine that didn't have but six
working parts if you counted both
wheels. The sun was almost upon
us before Santa decided to look at
the directions! Josh was going to
love his complete Dallas Cowboy
outfit. I was tingling with excite-
ment even through droopy eyes as
the boys ran to the tree.
Josh glanced at his uniform,
but didn't put it on. Jess never
even approached the splendidly
put together tricycle. Mother had
given Cathy a floor lamp. Both
boys were so interested in crawling
through the gigantic cardboard
box that had housed the light
stand that they paid no heed to the
presents I had so carefully sought
out and paid good money for! I was
a little disappointed and, to be
honest. a tad on the put-out side.


But I guarantee you this the
house didn't lack for noise!
You talk about the thrill of tic-
tory and the agony of defeat! We
lived it da\ by da\ And it covered
everything from state play-off
games to notes from 'the home
room teacher saying Josh wouldn't
sit still. We'd applaud the cook on
lasagna night and fall out in mock
distress over the chicken-pot-pie.
Josh would have a girl friend one
week.....but he'd lose her the next.
Jess won the spelling bee on Fri-
day.....but couldn't remember to
take out the trash on Sunday
night. The boys had built in reme-
dies if they thought quiet was& com-
ing onl We moved the furniture
back and played roller derby. We
practiced .pur sliding on the'hard'
wood floor. We held Olympic
Games in the den. And WWF
Trrestling matches in the bedroom.
Our house Rumbled" every
day!
They would invite the whole
school over at times. Or the
church. Or the Cobb County all-
See Kesley on Page 3


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. Applicjtonin 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.


The Post Was Full of Interesting Articles tn Its Younger Days


I RECEIVED MY COPY of an
old friend in the mail the other
day.
The Saturday Evening Post!
It is now relegated to being
printed every two months, instead
of every Saturday.
It's still a genuine antique,
having been founded by Benjamin
Franklin back in 1728 and having
been in existence ever since.
Several years ago, everyone
subscribed to the Saturday
Evening Post, including me.
It was THE magazine to sub-
scribe to back then. Many teen-
age boys made money peddling the
magazine each and every week.
The Grit and the Post were the
favorite periodicals for young boys
to peddle and make a little spend-
ing money, many years ago.
The Post was full of interesting
articles in its younger days.
It still is!

MY LATEST ISSUE of the Post


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


contained many items of a histori-
cal and informing nature.
There was a Christmas-time
Feature of artist Norman Rock-
well's famous Christmas paint-
ings, all of which appeared in pre-
vious issues of the magazine. Nor-
man Rockwell used to be featured
in Post pages and on the cover
almost every week many years
ago. .
Steven Dohanos was another
artist who painted pictures of'
memories, who regularly appeared
in the pages of the Post.
Now, it's Thomas Kinkade's
turn.


-THE STAR-
USPHS 518-880
Published Every Thursday at 209-211 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
by The Star Publishing Company of Port St. Joe, Inc.
Periodical Postage Paid at Port St. Joe, FL

William H. Ramsey .. Editor & Publisher, President
Wesley R. Ramsey .............. Editor Emeritus
Tim Croft ..................... News Editor
Shirley Ramsey . Graphic Design/Office Manager


All three artists paintedd,
scenes of American nostalgia, but.
Rockwell and Dohanos featured
people while Kinkade features
scenery.
I remember one trip Frenchie
and I made to the mountains. We
had stopped at Dillard, Georgia to
eat dinner at 'The Dillard House,\
and on resuming our trip, just as
we were leaving the village, we saw
a house, sitting on a hill, which
advertised, "Norman' Rockwell,
paintings for sale."
We stopped for a look-see arid
found a house chock-full of pic-
tures by the famed [to us] artist,


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One was of a small boy in a lit-
tle league uniform, standing at the
batters' plate, ready to swing, and
a large man looking over his head,
ready to call a "ball" or a "strike".
', Ihad a grandson, Bill, who
was playing high school ball at the
time,.so I bought him the painting.
So far as I know, Bill still has
. that painting, even though he now
has a son almost old enough to
'play little league.
The Star will probably be a
sponsor of a team when he is old
enough to play. His father and
uncles each played on a little
league'team, as did his grandfa-
ther and grand uncles!
The Star was one of the first
sponsors of little league when it
first started and has sponsored a
team through all the years of the
league's existence.

BUT, WE DIGRESS.
The Post, in its most recent
Issue, also features its founder,


SUBSCRIPTIONS INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
IN COUNTY $20.00 IN COUNTY $13.00 SIX MONTHS
OUT OF COUNTY $30.00 YEAR OUT OF COUNTY $20.00 SIX MONTHS
TO ALL ADVERTISERS In case of error or omissions in advertisements
the publishers do not hold themselves liable for damage Further than
amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed
word is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely
asserts; the printed word thoroughly convinces. The
spoken word is lost; the printed word remains.


Benjamin Franklin.
There is an article about
. Franklin's "Prescription for Pleas-
iant Dreams" written in Franklin's
peculiar style.
There is also a page of
Franklin's wit and wisdom to tittil-
late ~'our funnybrone and 'k book
review-of anew book about; "Ben-
jamin Franklin: an American Life"
by Walter Issacson, which I am
surely going to get a copy ofl
Franklin isn't necessarily my
hero, but he is close to it. He is one
of my favorite characters.
I've read quite a bit about
Franklin, especially about his Poor
Richards Almanac and his inven-
tions and his political life.
Another book about his life
would just be icing on the cake.

THE POST HAD A lot of nos-
Stalgia in its pages, for the current
issue. It was almost like picking
up the magazine some 50 or 60
years ago and leafing through its


pages of art and articles.
The design was the same.
Only the artwork on the cover
wasn't the same. But the theme
was the same: a'scene of what one
historically remembers an..old-
fashioned Christmas looked like;
the scene of a home which comes
to mind.
SI don't imagine the Post will
ever go out of business as long as
Sit'continues to recall Americana in
its pages.
It's true, it has cut back on its
frequency of issue, but it's still in
the "ball game", when many others
Shave ceased publication, altogeth-
Ser.' '

YOU WOULD RECOGNIZE the
magazine, if you have ever seen
one. It even uses the same type
faces it has always used. Stymie
Bold and Stymie Italic. Stymie is
one of the longest lasting and most
used type faces ever designed!


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October 17 2:50 a.m. H 1.8 2:07 p.m. L 0.2
,- October 18 3:48 a.m. H 1.8 3:03 p.m. L 0.2
October 19 4:48,a.m. H 1.8 3:52 p.m. L 0.2
October 20 5:52 a.m. H 1.7 4:35 p.m. L 0.3
October 21 7:04 a.m. H 1.6 5:06 p.m. L 0.5
October 22 8:34 a.m. H 1.4 5:16 p.m. L 0.7


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each year I live;
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Audience Responds to New Board Policy;


Highlights Gulf Commission Meeting


Gulf County commissioners
followed up on their new policy for
audience participation by
announcing the new procedure
during their regular meeting
Tuesday evening and discussing
how it works.
New Board Chairman Billy
Traylor explained that he had pro-
posed the new policy, which the
board had passed, during a spe-
cial meeting held last week. In a
nut shell the policy states persons
wishing to speak or bring business
before the board must sign up to
be placed on the. agenda prior to
the board's regular Tuesday meet-
ings. Persons would sign up at the
Gulf County Clerk's Office before


5:00 p.m. and list the subject on
which they will speak.
Chairman Traylor said this
will allow board members an
opportunity to research items
coming before the board and,
hopefully, be able to better answer
questions coming before them.
"We want to be prepared to
answer your questions," Traylor
told those present at the meeting.
Commissioner Nathan Peters,
Jr. took the opportunity to explain
that the vote was not unanimous
on this issue. He said he opposed
the motion, because in his opinion
it would restrict the public's right
to speak at meetings.
Chairman Traylor retorted,


"Nobody's being restricted."
"Freedom to speak is as open
as it has ever been," he added.
Marilyn Blackwell and Sally
Malone took the opportunity to
speak, from the audience and
expressed their displeasure with
the new policy. Mrs. Malone was
especially concerned that the pub-
lic would not be able to comment
on items of business brought
before the board.
Clarifying the question after
the board's meeting, Chairman
Traylor said that the public can
participate in those items of dis-
cussion, but only if recognized by
the board, as the policy states.
WATER WARS
Chief Administrator Don
Butler issued his concerns about
an apparent effort to steal away,
water.
Comparing it to Robin Hood,
'They want to take water from the
water rich and give it to the water
poor."
A statewide water sharing pro-
posal could mean water being sent
from north Florida to other parts
of the state.
The board unanimously voted
to draft a resolution against the
effort.
SEEKING NEW HEALTH
DEPARTMENT BUILDING FOR
WEWAHITCHKA
Gulf County Health
Department Director Doug Kent


approached the board requesting
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Kesley--
stars.... Neither boy ever felt
restraint, concern or trepidation
that any and all who could find the
house would not be welcomrejinside..,
it! TItat is a blessing that I .com-
pletely overlooked.... .- .. *
Until now! ., '"
The silence is louder than the
noise.


I will stand now in Josh's room
and listen for the roar of the
Cascade River. I strain to catch the
whap of the ball off his bedroom
wall. I perk an ear toward the cen-
ter ring where the boxing matches
were announced. I listen for the
truck to come reverberating out of
the mud. I 'duck down to look
underneath the bed. I throw open
the closet door... for them to be
this quiet this long we must be
playing hide-and-go-seek.
The silence will work on your
mind.
ESPN's Gameday is not the
same without the boys lying in the
middle of the floor arguing with, Lee
Corso. The, phone doesn't ring
every six minutes. We don't have
enough for a Family Forum. The
Rook cards are gathering dust.
There are no impatient cries of "Is
supper ready yet" or pleading
requests to "ride the wild stamped-
ing bucking bronco just one more
time" or the" earnest appeal,
"Daddy, Mary Jane is coming over,
please don't say a word or jump
over the couch or do the Tarzan
yell".......
Of course, I understand' the
process. We have charge only for a
while. They are suppose to grow,
mature and move on to make con-


From page 2
tributions of their own. A favorite
old song dances through my head,
"Now, the Lord didn't give you
.thoas J ie*, e.by, no, hundred, tho,1.
sapi'd mile.s,'He. Jusf thouglit- youz
needed--some-sunshine so he ,lent--
them for a while...." -
The boys still check in regular-
ly. They are doing so very well and
we are prod and happy for them.
The wonderful memories are spe-
cial and precious. Both are already
planning to "get back home" for
Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.
They will even call on occasion and
ask for advice just to make me feel
needed..... '
None of that helps the silence.
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003

Wewa to Celebrate

Halloween on Nov. 1


by Tim Croft
Halloween will be a day late in
Wewahitchka this year, pushed
back by pigskins.
The city will hold trick or treat-
ing for kids this year from 5-7 p.m.
CT on Saturday, Nov. 1, the City
Commission decided during its reg-
ular bi-monthly meeting on
'Monday.
The reason football.
Because the annual county tilt
between Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka is scheduled for
Friday, Oct. 31 in Wewahitchka,
bringing plenty of traffic to the city,
commissioners chose to bump
Halloween back a day.
'There were safety reasons,"
said city manager Don Minchew.
In other business conducted
during the meeting:
Commissioners made a for-
mal request to the county to ensure
That skirting around trailers is up
prior to final inspection: -
City ordinance requires under-
skirting on all mobile homes and
trailers prior to final approval, and
the city is simply asking the coun-
American Cancer
Society Sets
Christmas Ball
The first annual Gulf and
Franiklin County American Cancer
Society Christmas Ball will be held
Saturday, Dec. 13 in the
Centennial Building.
Invitations will be mailed out
Nov. 1.
The event will be an elegant
evening of dinner, dancing, auc-
tions, gaming and much more.
It will start with a traditional
Christmas dinner followed by a live
auction.
There will be dancing to the
band, Cypress Creek or, for the
non-hoofers, gaming tables
upstairs.


A photographer will be on hand
for memorable holiday photographs
so come dressed to the nines.
The hope is that Gulf and
Franklin County chapter of the
ACS will raise $20,000, with all
proceeds going toward cancer
research, cancer-related programs
for adults and youth and patient
services such as transportation,
prosthetucs and'sUpport-prograrns.
If you would like'to recei\ e an
invitation contact Rachel Browning
at 229-8226 or Brittnev Black at
785-9205.
Tickets are $37.50 per person.
Corporate tables, seating eight, are
$500.

PSJHS Community
Homecoming Pep
Rally Oct 23rd
The Port St. Joe 'High School
Student Council is finalizing plans
for the return of the city-wide pep,
rally.
The pep rally will be held at
7:30 p.m, on Thursday, .Oct. 23. in
the parking lot behind 'Shark.
Stadium.
In years past,; the city, has
gathered for a homecoming ritual
to pump up the Shark football
team for their big game.
This year the Sharks will take
on the nearby Apalachicola Sharks
for what is to be a great matchup.
So bring your friends, family
and enjoy the sound of 'The Band
of Gold," help the i arsity cheerlead-
ers lead the Sharks on to victor'
and show your pride for the purple
and gold on Oct. 23.
The rally will conclude with a
lighting of the bonfire by the Port
St. Joe Fire Department.
Let's Go Sharks.
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be up on three sides, with material
for the back on site, prior to final
inspection.
Commissioners held the final
reading on a change to the city LDR
setting intensity guidelines on
mixed residential/commercial
property.
The change was largely house-
keeping.
Approved payment of $6,000
and change to Kenny Strange
Electric for installation of an auto-
matic transfer switch at the city
sewer plant.
The switch transfers the power
source to a generator in the event
of a power outage. It was damaged
a couple of months ago by light-
ning.
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Mexico Beach to Continue


Operating Sanitation Services


by Tim Croft
When it comes to trash, the vot-
ers of Mexico Beach have chosen to
keep it all in the family.
By an overwhelming margin,
citizens in Mexico Beach decided
they'd prefer city-operated sanita-
tion service, even though the cost of
that service will rise.
And so, during its regular
monthly' meeting on Tuesday, the
City .Council voted to reject all bids
from private contractors and raise
rates in order to continue city-oper-
ated sanitation service.
More than 400 responded to a
city survey sent out last month
seeking input and offering folks
three options for sanitation service:
in-house, a private contractor or
dividing residential and commercial
service between the city and a pri-
vate contractor.
The results weren't even close,
as by a 2-1 margin, respondents
said they'd rather keep their service,
even though residential pickup will
rise $5 to $20.77.
"The citizens did not want any
outside services," said Mayor Kathy
Kingsland.
Yard pickup would be limited
while commercial users will see a


Mexico each Art

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going to the runner-up in each clas-
sification.
An overall best of show, selected
from the five category winners, will
receive $500.
Artists should have their work
displayed for judging by 2 p.m. CT.
SAnd, as the festival name-
implies, art patrons can sip on wine
or suds while walking the veranda
at the Driftwood to take in the art.
Staff from the Wonder Bar will
assist with the beer and wine, and
sandwiches and slices from Beach
Pizza will also be on sale.
A collectors wine glass can be
purchased for $5, including the first
glass of wine, and special edition T-
shirts $15 for short sleeve, $20
for long and posters ($10) will also
be available for purchase.
Posters and T-shirts are already
available at the Driftwood Inn.
For more information on the
festival call the CDC at 648-5196.


more significant jump in rates, to
$150 per dumpster and $25 for
each additional pickup.
That is a jump of roughly $60
for the first dumpster.
"There's a pretty good impact
for commercial pickup," said
Councilman Chuck Risinger, urging
city officials to hold a special meet-
ing with business owners in the city
to explain the situation in sanita-
tion.
That situation is illustrated in
the numbers, which have been
bleeding red in the department for
most of a decade.
Low wages for employees had
created a workforce shortfall, equip-
ment was becoming out-moded and
the department itself has run at a
loss in -at, least six of the past 10
years, said city clerk Henry Flack.
The reason, he added, had
everything to do with rates that had
gone unchanged for roughly a half-
dozen years.
"If we did not have this increase
by next year we would not have a
sanitation department ... because
the reserves would be bled dry,"
Flack told the council.
The other side of the coin was
that citizens enjoyed the service
they received from the city, were
comfortable with it and did not want
to see that service contracted out.
'The city bends over backward
to service our clientele," Flack said.
Voters will also have the final
say in another issue before the city.
The Council on Tuesday formal-
ly approved an ordinance that will
put the city's election process to the
voters on next month's election bal-
lot.
Voters will be asked whether
they support altering how elections
are held in Mexico Beach, by moving
municipal election day from the first
Tuesday in November to the third
Tuesday in April.
The city charter would also be
changed to extend the terms of cur-
rent sitting Council members and
the two elected next month to justi-
fy terms with the new election cycle.
The change is being sought by
Bay County Supervisor of Elections
Mark Andersen, who has told the
eight county municipalities that
current contracts with his office will
be canceled as of the end of the year.
He wants to establish, for lack
of a better term, a kind of "Super
Tuesday" in which all the county's
cieles would hold their elecuons on


the same day.
"It's in the best interest to take
a look at this issue," Andersen said.
"They have the choice of doing it in
this timeline or doing their own elec-
tions."
Andersen said bringing unifor-
mity to the municipal elections is
logistically and fiscally prudent,
allowing the costs of elections, such
as noticing, programming machines
and the like, to be spread around
among the cities.
He also said that the uniformity
would bring more of the spotlight to
the elections, bolstering voter
turnout.
He also noted that by 2006
there will be a requirement that all
precincts have touch-screen sys-
tems and that the overall cost of
new technology raises the ante for
his office.
"We all have to work together on
this because elections are getting
expensive," Andersen said.
A central rub to the issue for
Mexico Beach is that its elections
are the only ones in the county that
are held on the same Tuesday as
state and federal elections.
That, on some level, negates
Andersen's argument that moving to
April would enhance voter turnout.
Should voters turn down the
request to alter elections in Mexico
Beach, the options for the city would
be receiving the voting equipment
from Andersen and then operating
the election itself, or simply not con-
tracting with Andersen and absorb-
ing the full logistical and financial
responsibility for municipal elec-
tions.
In any case, it will be up to the
voters next month.
In other items taken up during
the Council meeting:
SMonday the city will be the
focus of WMBB-13's weeklong
"Panhandle Pride" broadcasts.
The Panama City television sta-
tion will broadcast its 5 p.m. and 6
p.m. news live from Sunset Park,
which is being refurbished for the
event.
The festivities begin at 3:30
p.m. CT and will include activities
for the youngsters, live Latin jazz
with Stephanie Pettis & Rio.
The celebration will also be a
fundraiser for Tom Sawyer's Days in
the city, with a silent auction, hot
dogs from Gulf Foods and gumbo
and steamed shrimp from Half
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Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003

Allen Boyd Will Seek Re-Election


Congressman Allen Boyd, D-
North Florida, announced on
Tuesday that he has decided to ,
seek a fifth term in the U.S. House
of Representatives. .
Boyd, the lone Democrat to
win a Florida Congressional dis-
trict in 2002 that had been carried r
by President George Bush in 2000,
was considering a run for the U.S.
Senate seat currently held by Bob
Graham, the state's most visible
Democratic lawmaker.
However, last week Graham
announced he would not continue
his presidential bid, though he has
yet to announce his plans regard-
ing re-election.
"I was honored by the support
and encouragement I received for
a potential campaign for Senate,"
Boyd said in a press statement.
"My interest in that race was a
direct result of the challenges that
face America today and the energy
and commitment I-feel for helping
to solve them. I can and will do
that from the U.S. House of
Representatives."
In 2002, Boyd won a four term
to Congress, receiving 67 percent
of the vote. He is a leader of a
group of moderate fiscal-minded "I am committed to staying on budget and clearly restore
Democrats known as the "Blue the job in Washington until we America's place of leadership in
Dogs" and sits on the powerful bring this country together. to the world," Boyd said.
House Appropriations Committee. restart our economy, balance our "There is work to be done. I


love my job representing the peo-
Spie of North Florida and I am ener-
gized and ready to continue work-
ing with members of both parties
to build a stronger, safer, more
prosperous future for everyone."
Boyd's district sprawls across
all or part of some 16 North
Florida counties.
State Rep. Bev Kilmer, R-
Quincy, had already announced
she would run for Boyd's seat.


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struct a new health department
for Wewahitchka.
Kent explained that there was
a need for the new facility to ade-
quately respond to the health care
needs of the community. He asked
the commission to support an
effort to request $1.5 million from
the legislature to construct the
new facility.' Commissioners
agreed to support the request.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to renew the county
auditor's, contract with Michael
Tucker, CPA as is written in the
auditor's contract.
-Decided to advertise to con-
sider an ordinance allowing addi-
tional construction on the base-
ment level of homes being built.
The wording will be spelled out in .
the proposed ordinance when the
- verbiage is finalized.
-Agreed to set a workshop to
discuss issues with the North Gulf
County Ambulance Squad.
-County Administrator Don
Butler advised the board that dur-
ing the board's next meeting there
would be a public hearing on the
Presnell project. This will be a
CDBG grant hearing. The board
named a citizens advisory task
force as part of the grant process


Carmen McLemore left, presents Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. with a
plaque of appreciation for hisewvice as board chairman three years qgo.
The presentation was accidentally overlooked at that time.


prerequisite.
-Agreed to a recommendation
from the Planning, Development,
and Review Board including a pre-
liminary plat approval, small-scale
map amendment ordinance, and
ordinance amending the county
comprehensive plan.


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registering to. vote or updating
voter registration.
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or receiving public assistance ben-
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Department can assist in comple-


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Friends of Vamar Will Meet

Oct. 30 at Mexico Beach


by Tim Croft
The push to have the wreck of
the S.S. Vamar declared a state
underwater archaeological site will
continue when the Friends of the
Vamar meet again 7 p.m. ET on
Oct. 30.
The meeting will be held at the
Mexico Beach Civic Center.
Creating a state historic site of
the wreckage has largely reached
the home stretch.
During a meeting last month,
state archaeologists presented the
draft of the brochure which will be
part of a land-based exhibit on the
wreck and fgr language to go on
the bronze laque that will mark
the wreckage as a state underwa-
ter preserve.
"There's not much left to do,"
said Della Scott-Ireton, an under-
water archaeologist with the State
Division of Historical Resources.
"But (the work left to do) is not all
going to happen next week, or next
month."
One significant step was solic-
iting local support for the initiative.
The Bay County Commission, Port
St. Joe City Council and Mexico
Beach City Council have all passed
resolutions supporting the propos-
al.
Local supporters indicated
they would ]leek a similar resolu-
tion- from the Gulf County
Commission in the coming weeks.
That local support has, from
the beginning, been deemed cru-
clal in creating the underwater
preserve.
The biggest hurdle left to jump
is actually getting the concrete
p3Tamid to which the plaque will
be bolted out to the wreckage site,
*which is in roughly 25-feet of water
on the western side of the, channel,
almost directly off of Beacon Hill.
The pyramid itself weighs in
the neighborhood of 3,000 pounds.
The state would foot the bill for
the plaque, about $700-$800, as
well as the brochures and related
materials.
"The real issue is getting it out
there," said Roger Smith, like Scott
an underwater archaeologist with
the Florida Division of Historical
Resources. 'That's the next big
thing left. to bnng down the
plaque. We can work backward
from there" on other aspects of cre-
ating the underwater preserve.
"" 16se would include formation
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This is what the bronze plaque which will mark the S.S. Vamar as a state
underwater preserve will look like when completed.


of a local group to maintain the
site, creating the land-based
exhibit once a home for the exhibit
is determined and other house-
keeping chores.
There are currently eight State
Underwater Archaeological
Preserves, from Pensacola to the
Keys,
The Vamrar sank off Mexico
Beach under suspicious circum-
stances in 1942. A Coast Guard
investigation could not conclusive-
ly determine that, as local rumors
hold, the ship Ias either scuttled
or sabotaged by crew members.
The Coast Guard concluded
the ship sank due to listing caused


by overloading of the cargo bay
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the late 1920's, when Admiral
Richard E. Byrd used the ship,
which he renamed from its original
Kilmarnock to Eleanor Boiling in
honor of his mother, to carry sup-
plies and airplanes for his historic
Antarctic expedition.
Once the preserve is complet-
ed, it will offer divers a mapped
guided tour of the Vamar wreck-
age, with information on the key
aspects of the ship's history.


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Rain Fails to Douse Birding Festival


by Tim Croft
On a wing and a prayer.
Battling elements well beyond
the control of organizers, the third
annual Florida Panhandle Birding
and Wildflower Festival nonethe-
less took flight over the weekend,
luring nearly the same number of
participants as last year.


of people, given everything, that
will be great. It says maybe (the fes-
tival) is growing."
Not that there weren't some
sacrifices.
Most of the major outdoor
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Saturday, particularly sunset boat
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Despite some seven inches of
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"We had about the same
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Birding
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headgear was prevalent. 'They had
a good time.
"All in all, it wasn't a flop. They
had a good time and we had a pret-
ty good turnout."
And there were, surprisingly,
plenty of birds.
Take, for example, 'The Big
Sit!", a competitive birding outing
that closed the festival on Sunday.
Even though the local circle
had abbreviated hours and cloudy
skies, nearly four dozen bird
species were observed, including
tri-colored herons, reddish egrets,
plovers, sandlins, dunlins, eagles,
mature and immature, falcons and
a turkey buzzard here and there.
'They had an unbelievable list
of birds," Romanelli noted.
Vendors came Saturday from
as far away as Virginia. Festival-
goers hailed from as far away as
New Jersey. Most all indicated
they'd be back, Romanelli said.
She added that several folks
called from Atlanta on Saturday to
check on weather conditions and
festival events and, after being told
to stay home, advised they'd eager-
ly be down for next year's festival.
Romanelli was already batting
around ideas for next year. She
said they will try to schedule more
programs for children on Saturday
and possibly move the low country
boil delicious held Sunday to


Photo courtesy of Debbie Hooper.
i'


"It's an excellent facility,"
Romanelli said. "It's a good educa-
tional center and a good research
center."
In all, Romanelli and friends
with the festival were stressing the
positive over the negatives, most of
which they could not control any-
way.
Look on the bright side, they
said there wasn't a hurricane


though the rainfall might have indi-
cated differently.
"We had a ton of birds, a lot of
people came and endured it and we
didn't have a hurricane," Romanelli
said. "I think things turned out
rather well given we were battling
the elements."
The first "Chapman's Award,"
handed out during the festival to
(See BIRDING on page 14)


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She added that the festival
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Governor's Assistant Visits Wewahitchka Elementary


by Tim Croft
Faced with a tough choice, the
students in Larry Brown's class at
Wewahitchka Elementary chose
reading over weeding.
At least for the next nine
weeks.
And Donovan Brown, special
assistant to Gov. Jeb Bush, paid a
visit to the class to emphasize they
had made the right choice.
Donovan Brown, no relation to
the teacher, came calling at the
request of the governor, who heard
about the class's accomplishments,
including winning a statewide gar-
dening contest two years running,
through an e-mail.
"I'm going to e-mail, fax and
write anybody to tell them what a
great job my kids are doing," Larry
Brown noted.
The governor couldn't carve
time out of his hectic schedule to
come to Wewahitchka, so he sent
his special assistant, who covers 36
North and Central Florida counties.
'The governor truly believes in
bringing government to the people,"
Donovan Brown said. "One of the
things I love is getting out and
going to the schools."
When the kids in Larry Brown's
ESE class learned that the gover-
nor would send a personal repre-


scores by half to one-and-a-half
grade levels, depending on student.
"We will decide around
Christmas whether to enter the
(state gardening contest) again,"
Larry Brown said.
The students, Donovan Brown
said, made the right decision.
Reading, he continued, is so
essential to the development of
young minds and good citizens
that, if they have to set the garden
aside, so be it.
"Reading is essential to every-
thing you want to do," Donovan
Brown said. "It is so important to
us,"
So, he told the students, read
everything, books, newspaper,
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matter what you want to grow up
and do."
And he urged the kids to con-
tinue their work in the community,
not just the garden, but efforts sim-
ilar to their selling seeds to benefit
troops overseas, writing to the
troops, being contributors to the
fabric of the town.
'Those are great things you are
doing," Donovan Brown said. "You
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proud to be here. I feel fortunate to
be here.
"Be active in your community.
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roughly 150,000 classrooms in the
state, pride blossomed.
'They kind of stuck their
chests out," Larry Brown said.
However, Donovan Brown's
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Raptor

from page 1
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would tilt any battlefield for decades
to come.
"You will have superiority in the
skies and when you have superiority,
you have everything," Nelson said.
"For the next 30 years there will be
nothing close to this."
The Air Force expects to receive
the second Raptor at the end of the
month, said Brigadier General Larry
New, commander of the 325th
Fighter Wing.
Tyndall will receive one plane a
month for the next two years to cre-
ate a squadron.
Training will begin next spring.
The first operational wing of
Raptors will ultimately be based at
Langley AFB in Maryland.
"It's a lot of hard work that's
under the bridge," New said of the
Raptor rollout. 'To be on the receiv-
ing end of it is fantastic.
"There is nobody who has put the
total package together like this.
Nobody has ever come close to that."
The impact of the Raptor's arrival
extends beyond the battlefield.
As Karen Hanes, chairman of the
Bay County Chamber of Commerce's
MilitaryAffairs Committee. noted, the
new fighter is a sign of a bnght
future."
While some see a battlefield asset
of incalculable worth, for others it
means "more jobs and economic
impact," Hanes conunued.
With, some 5.000 military and
civilian employees. Tyndall is already
the area's largest year-round employ-
er.


Lt. Col. Jeffrey Harrigan (left), commander of the 43rd Fighter Squadron, served as master of ceremonies for the
Raptor rollout last week, joined on the dais by, among others, (from left) U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressman Allen
Boyd, Brigadier Gen. Larry New, commander of the 325th Fighter Wing, and four-star Gen. Donald Cook, command-
er of the Air Education and Training Command in Texas.


The base payroll exceeds $164
million annually and its total eco-
nomic impact to Bay County and sur-
rounding areas is estimated at over
$368 million.
And, Hanes noted, the employees
of the base are deeply involved in
their communities, volunteering, par-
ticipating in area events, being, sim-
ply, contributing citizens.
The arrival of the Raptor only
deepens that connection, enhancing
the mission at Tyndall just as discus-
sions about future base closings and
realignment are engaged.
It is estimated that the next
round of BRAC action will come
sometme in 2005.
"Protecting our bases is our No. I
priority." said Donovan Brown. spe-
cial assistant to Go\ Jeb Bush.
New said the impact of the
Raptor 'as already evident at TyndalI
in new buildings and infrastructure.
millions of dollars worth, that has
been put in place to handle the new
training mission.


Boyd was cautiously optimistic
about Tyndall's future status.
"Obviously when you deal with
BRAC you are a little leery," Boyd
said, noting that local, state and fed-
eral leaders must be aggressive in
highlighting Tyndall's assets as dis-
cussions move forward.
"We have a long way to go in the
process," Boyd continued.
"Obviously, the F-22, all the infra-
structure we've gotten done here, the
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Sharks Chomp Columbus Georgia 41


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After a slow start with a fumble
and two blocked punts in the first
16 minutes of the game, the Port
St. Joe Sharks reeled off 34 unan-
swered points in the last two and a
half quarters to defeat Northside
High School of Columbus, Georgia
41-7. The Sharks improved to 4-2
overall on the season.
"Our defense played really good
again," said head coach John
Palmer. "The only touchdown they
had was after a blocked punt."
The Sharks received the open-
ing kick-off and marched 73-yards
in five plays to take an early 7-0
lead. Quarterback Kenny
McFarland connected with Ash
Parker, who was wide open in the
flats, for a 52-yard touchdown.
Jake Owens added the point after
touchdown.
Later in the first quarter, the
Patriots set up their only touch-
down of the game, when they
blocked Owens' punt attempt and
recovered it on the Shark one-yard


line.
On the first play from scrim-
mage, Brian James plunged in
from one-yard out to tie the game
at 7-7 with 2:07 left in the first
quarter.
Northside blocked another
Shark punt early in the second
quarter, and took over on the
Sharks' 33-yard line. However,
Nick Reynolds recovered a fumble
on the fourth play of the drive to
give Port St. Joe the ball on their
own 17-yard line.
The Sharks then mounted a
14-play, 83-yard scoring drive to
take a 14-7 lead with :31.8 seconds
left in the first half. On the first
play from scrimmage, Garret
Garland took the hand-off on an
inside trap play for a 26-yard gain.
The Sharks picked up another first
down when Brandon Thomas
reeled off runs of nine and five-
yards.
Three plays later, the Sharks
were left with third-and-16 after a


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holding penalty. Randall Johnson
picked up 13 yards, and then the
Sharks converted on fourth down
with a 10-yard run by Jake Owens.
A nine-yard run by Johnson,
followed by a five-yard run from
Garland gave the Sharks a first
down on the Patriots' 12-yard line.
However, a penalty on first play
from scrimmage put the Sharks in
a first-and-30 situation. McFarland
completed a 20-yard fade pass to
Raye Bailey on first down. Two
plays later Johnson capped off the
drive with a seven-yard touchdown
run off right tackle.
On the ensuing kick-off,
Sidney Harris' pooch kick was
recovered by Antonio Smiley on the
Patriots' 42-yard line. On the first
play from scrimmage, McFarland
connected with Stephen Besore for
a 14-yard gain. McFarland then
capped off the two-play drive with a
28-yard touchdown pass to Smiley
to give the Sharks a 20-7 lead with
:11.7 seconds left in the first half.
Port St. Joe took a 27-7 lead on
their first possession of the second
half. Dion Henry capped off a
seven-play, 89-yard drive with a
44-yard touchdown run on a buck
sweep. Owens added the extra
point. During the drive, McFarland
had a 12-yard pass to Bailey, and a
20-yard pass to Parker.
The Sharks extended their lead
to 34-7 on their next possession. A
personal foul on the Patriots on the
first play from scrimmage moved
the ball to the Patriot 48-yard line.
Owens then picked up 13 yards up
the middle. Three-plays later,
McFarland connected with tight
end Josh Daily for a 14-yard gain.
A seven-yard run by Henry and a
three-yard run by Owens gave the
Sharks a first-and-goal from the
five-yard line. On second-and-goal,
McFarland rolled out to his left and
found Parker in the end zone for a
four yard touchdown.
Sam Amerson recovered a fum-
ble on the Sharks' 48-yard line to
set up Port St. Joe's final scoring
drive. McFarland capped off the
a~eaplay, 52-yard drive, with a
one-yard touchdown plunge oq, a
quarterback sneak. Harris added
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41-7 lead with 5:47 left in the
game.
'We made a lot of mistakes on
offense that we've got to correct.
But it was a good win for us, ;and it
got us over .500," added Palmer.
SMcFarland completed 10 of his
13 pass attempts for 167 yards and
threw three touchdown passes.
Ash Parker had three catches
for 76 yards and two touchdowns.
Antonio Smiley had two catches for
34 yards and a touchdown, Raye
Bailey had three receptions for 39
yards; while Stephen Besore and
Josh Daily each had a catch for 14
4Y r s.^ ..,.- -40 T, ,,,..s -
: Randall! ,ohnson had ,113
yards rushing on 14 carries with
one touchdown. Dion Henry picked
up 51 yards on two carries and
'scored one touchdown. Jake
Owens picked up 41 yards on six
carries; Garret Garland had 36
yards on six carries; and Brandon
Thomas had 36 yards on 10 car-
ries.
Josh Daily led the Sharks'
defense with 10 tackles and.two
quarterback sacks. Nick Reynolds
and Jake Owens each followed with
seven tackles.
The Sharks (4-2, 1-1) will trav-
el to Carrabelle ,(0-6, 0-2) this
Friday night to take on the
Panthers at 7:30 ET in a District 2-
A game.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 7 13 7 14 41
Bulldogs 7 0 0 0 7
STATISTICS
PSJ NHS
First Downs 15 3
Rushes/Yards 47/273 31/56
Passing Yards 167 25
Total Yards 440 81
Passes 10/13/0 2/5/0
Penalties/Yards 6/65 7/50
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/2
Punts/Avg. 2/10 4/34


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Port St. Joe High School


Josh

Daily
Josh, a
junior defen-
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the Sharks'


Ash

Parker

Ash, a
sophomore
wide receiv-
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receptions
for 76 yards


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Northside High School. He also had
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Gators Down Jackets 15-12 to Even Record


The Wewahitchka Gators
improved to 3-3 overall on the sea-
son with Friday night's 15-12 victo-
ry over the Chattahoochee Yellow
Jackets. The Gators led 15-0 at
halftime, then held off the Yellow
Jackets in thq second half.
The Gaters put their first
points on the board when Johnny
Jones capped off a drive with a
one-yard touchdown run.
Wewahitchka then faked the extra
point attempt, and Sean Bierman
completed a pass to Steve Peak for
the two-point conversion to give the
Gators an 8-0 lead in the first quar-
ter.
On the ensuing kick-off, T. J.
Easter kicked an onside kick that
Justin Suber recovered to give the
Gators the ball. Wewahitchka then
marched down the field for another
score, a four-yard touchdown pass
from Bierman to Trey Goodwin.
The Yellow Jackets narrowed
the Gators' lead to 15-6 with 35
seconds left -in the third quarter
with a five-yard touchdown pass.
Their two-point conversion attempt
failed.
Late in the fourth quarter,
Chattahoochee picked off a swing


pass by Bierman and returned it
95-yards for a touchdown to make
the score 15-12 with 3:00 left in the
game.
The Gators were forced to punt
on their next possession. Blake
Norris boomed a 60-yard punt to
pin Chattahoochee back on their
own 16-yard line. The Gator
defense held off the Yellow Jackets
in the final minutes to seal the vic-
tory.
Johnny Jones led the Gator
offense with 122 yards rushing on
16 carries, and 24 yards receiving
on two-receptions. Brad Sanders
had 77 yards rushing on nine car-
ries.
Quarterback Sean Bierman
was eight of 10 passing for 88
yards with a touchdown and an
interception.
Trey Goodwin had two catches
for 30 yards; Steve Peak had one
reception for 10 yards; Will Strange
had one catch for 11 yards; and
Brad Sanders had one catch for six
yards.
Blake Norris led the defense
with 11 tackles. T. J. Easter had 11
tackles; Steve Peak had six; while
Jimmy Robbins and Jacob Jackson


Given something to shout about the Wewahitchka cheerleaders show their spirit during a recent home game.


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The Gators take a break and get some on-field instruction from coaches
during recent action against Sneads.


each added five tackles.
Will Strange had two-intercep-
tions with returns of 25 and 30
yards. Johnny Jones also had one
interception.
Wewahitchka (3-3, 1-1) will
travel to Liberty County (3-3, 1-1)
for a District 2-A game at 6:30 CT.
Score by Quarters
Gators 8 7 0 0 15
Chatt. 0 0 6 6 12
STATISTICS
WHS
First Downs 12
Rushing Yards 199
Passing Yards 88
Total Yards 287
Passes 8/10/2-
Pepal tei/Yards 5,/40
Ptnbles/Lost 4/44


American Red Cross Golf Tourney Nov. 14th


There will be a four man
scramble golf tournament to bene-
fit the American Red Cross on
Friday, November 14th, at Indian
Springs Golf Course in Marianna,
with Congressman Allen Boyd as
special guest.
Lunch will be at 11:00 a.m.
and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Team prizes ,will be awarded for
first, second and third place. There
will also be a prize for longest drive,
closest to pin and a grand prize of
$10,000 for hole-in-one.
The entry fee of $55,0.Q coyer
lurifh, 1 ; holes1 with:carty;va tile
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Campaign. Advance entry deadline enter, call Bob Pearce at (850) 763-
is November 13th i 6587.

Alumni Volleyball

Tourney October 25th
Join the Port St. Joe Lady sheriffs department, and Port St.
Sharks as they host the Alumni Joe Middle School. All times to be
Volleyball Tournament on announced. Any alumni interested
Saturday. October 25th, at Port St. in playing, contact Joni White at
Joe High School. The Lady Sharks 227-1221. Port St. Joe Elementary
R-.l64e playing an alu nu team, the School.

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7j on 16 carries and
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down in the
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Birding

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the individual, group or organiza-
tion deemed most deserving due to
efforts in support of the festival and
the St. Joe Buffer Preserve, was
given to the employees at the
Apalachicola National Estuarine
Research Reserve.
The staff at the facility in
Eastpoint provide volunteer ambu-
lance drivers for injured animals, a
drop point for injured animals in
Franklin County and transport for
animals between local veterinari-
ans and wildlife rescuers, such as
the St. Joe Wildlife Sanctuary.
When animals are brought in
late, Romanelli said, employees at
the facility often take the animals
home overnight.
'They do it at their own
expense, on their own time,"
Romanelli said. "They are wonder-
ful. It's amazing what they have
done."
The award, a hand-crafted cop-
per sculpture of a Chapman's rho-
dodendron, a rare plant which can
only be found on public lands at
the Buffer Preserve, will be on dis-
play at the ANERR facility.
The "Chapman's Award" will be
given out annually during the festi-
val.


PSJ Homecoming

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


Early Dismissal

Friday October 24th
Port St. Joe schools will dis-
miss early on Friday, October 24th,
because of Homecoming. The bus
schedule for early dismissal fol-
lows: 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.


Gulf County Sheriff's Report
September 30: Gloria Jones,
w/f, 48, Wewahitchka, VOP-pos-
session cocaine.
October 1: Camila Ann
Pearson, w/f, 31, Altha, DUI; Dawn
Rene Brown, w/f, 29, Panama City,
manufacturing meth, trafficking
meth, aggravated child abuse, pos-
session drug paraphernalia;
Stephen P. Brown, w/m, 27,
Panama City, manufacturing meth,
trafficking meth, aggravated child
abuse, resisting without violence,
felon in possession firearm;
Earnest C. Myers, b/m, 26,
Wewahitchka, DWLSR.
October 2: Patricia Levins, w/f,
37, Wewahitchka, battery; Micheal
Rosell, w/m, 39, Wewahitchka,
FTA-battery.
October 3: Daniel Dillon, Jr.,
w/m, 26, Eastpoint, VOP-burglary;
Norman Jones, b/m, 26,
Wewahitchka, grand theft; Gregory.
Finley, w/m, 30, St. Joe Beach,
disorderly conduct; John Emory
Hudson, w/m, 33, Port St. Joe,
VOP-DWLSR, VOP-possession
firearm by felon.
October 4: Shannon D.
Masslieno, b/m, 24, Wewahitchka,
FTA-possession marijuana.
October 5: Justin R. Taunton,
w/m, 19, Wewahitchka, possession
paraphernalia.
October 6: Larry Morgan, b/m,
52, Port St. Joe, VOP-burglary,
Stephiane McDonald, w/f, 31, Port


Hospital


do not need the patients in the
community (to maintain fiscal
health).
'"You can make the hospital
grow later. I would anticipate that
in three years we would have 100
beds. We are going to maintain the
services to the community and as
we increase the services the com-
munity will dictate what the needs
are."
It has not all been smooth sail-
ing for Bonati over the past two
decades, which he readily acknowl-
edged on Tuesday.
Last year, a settlement was
finalized on a protracted battle
with the Florida Board of Medicine
over complaints concerning the
testing, treatment or billing of 14
patients between 1991-94.
Bonati also was forced to
defend and settle several malprac-
tice claims during the 1990s.
Such things, Bonati indicated,
are little more than a part of the


St. Joe, FTA-worthless checks.
October 7: John Swindell, Jr.,
w/m, 48, Southport, VOP-posses-
sion marijuana; Sarah Tharpe,
w/f, 44, Panama City, VOP-burgla-
ry.
October 8: Cindy Kirby, w/f,
39, Port St. Joe, VOP-worthless
checks; John Goodman, b/m, 44,
Wewahitchka, violation conditional
release from D.O.C.
October 10: Tiffany Way, b/f,
26, Boynton Beach, VOP-posses-
sion cocaine; Jeffrey Shear, w/m,
41, Port St. Joe, battery; Huey H.
Hardy, Jr., w/m, 30, White City,
VOP-possession marijuana.
October 11: Micheal Rosell,
w/m, 39, Wewahitchka, sexual
battery; Emma Nobles, b/f, 49,
Wewahitchka, possession marijua-
na.
October 12: William Kelly IV,
w/m, 19, Wewahitchka, DUI, pos-
session alcohol under 21; Bryan
McDaniel, w/m, 19,. Wewahitchka,
possession alcohol under 21;
Michael Barfield, w/m, 20,
Wewahitchka, DWLSR; James T.
Whitehurst, w/m, 26,
Wewahitchka, FTA-DWLSR;
Rodney Adkison, w/m, 22,
Wewahitchka, aggravated battery.
Mexico Beach Police Report
During the week of October 6th
through 12th, the Mexico Beach
Police .department answered 30
calls for service. During this same
time period, officers issued two


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landscape when new medical
ground is plowed.
Toss in a litigious society, the
uniqueness of his procedure and
the jealousy of colleagues many
of Bonati's patients have had previ-
ous failed back operations for a
potentially combustible mix.
"Anything that is valuable
starts with an idea," Bonati said.
"When the idea takes off, people
take their shots and try to take you
down."
The pudding in his case, he
added, was the continued success
with his techniques and growing'
acceptance that they are effective.
For example,, The Retired
National Football League Players
Association refers patients to
Bonati and provides testimonials
on his website.
The agreement filed
Wednesday indicates that Morning
Star Holdings would assume the
hospital's existing mortgage aind


pay any outstanding property
taxes.
In order of priority, any liens
attached prior to the bankruptcy
proceedings would ha\'e to be satis-
fied.
Money would be spent next on
addressing what are known, as
administrative creditors, such as
employees still owed any wages or
pay for time off as well as accounts
payable. '
Rude said next in line would be
unsecured creditors and then any
shareholders in the holding com-
pany which owns the hospital.
'They would get everything left
over," Rude said.
He added that there appeared
money enough in the deal' to pay
off 75-100 percent of the hospital's
unsecured debt, though he doubt-
ed that shareholders would realize
anything from the deal.


I LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT I


f For Boys & Girls, Ages

Ist Thru 6th Grades!


As An Upward Basketball Player,
You Will Enjoy:

a Reversible mesh jersey

':iB' a Upward Basketball@ T-Shirt

A Equal playing time for every player

i Individual awards after each game
aB Separate boys and girls leagues

"a Each player signs up as an

individual-not as a group or team

SOne hour practice and game each week starting after Evaluations

Early Registration/Evaluations:
Friday, October 24th between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm
Saturday, October 25th between 8:30 am and 11:30 am
Tuesday, October 28th between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm


ALL GAMES ON FRIDAY EVENINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 9th
Every player must attend Basketball Evaluations.
Awards night Saturday, February 28, 2004

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL TheEarly
Registration cost is
Patti Davis or Kathe Jones only $45. per child

229-8691 or 647-3882 until October 28th!

REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE!
Registration forms are available Monday-Friday from 8 am to 3 pm at
Long Avenue Baptist Church, 1601 Long Avenue, Port St. Joe


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traffic citations, two traffic warn-
ings, and made two arrests.
October 11: Jamie Sue
Hamilton, 605 Bob Little Road,
Panama City, possession of a con-
trolled substance and drug para-
phernalia.
October 12: Samuel Jay
Palumbo, 800 N. 15th Street, Lot
27, DUI and tag non-resident
exempt not allowed.
Currently under investigation:
a Mexico Beach business serving
alcohol after business hours.
PSJ Police Beat
October 1: Crystal L. Hughes,
24, Wewahitchka, DWLSR.
October 3: Cindy T. Kirby, 39,
Port St. Joe, VOP.
Compliance Ordinance
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will be posting struc-
tures, abandoned vehicles and lots
with excessive growth of grass and
weeds within the city limits.
The police department is ask-
ing anyone who has property that
is in violation of the city ordinance,
to please correct it prior to the offi-
cers making contact.
For questions regarding the
city ordinance, call 229-8265 or
stop by 410 Williams Avenue to
receive a copy of the ordinance.
The police department wishes
to thank the public for their assis-
tance in complying with the city
ordinance.


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
County.
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.






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Relay For Life Captains Meeting Thursday


Hundreds of thousands of
people across the United States
every year deal with the illness,
pain, suffering, and death of loved
ones who are or were afflicted with
cancer. For the survivors and their
families bittersweet feelings
remain-relief and thanksgiving
that they have beaten the dreaded


disease; feelings of why me? And
for many, an intense desire that
others not have to endure their
pain.
Relay for Life, held annually in
Gulf County, provides that avenue
for survivors and their families.
The event which is tentatively
scheduled for April 2004, provides


Boyd to Host Academy Day


On Saturday, October 18,
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) will be hosting an open
house for high school juniors and
seniors who -are interested in
attending one of the U.S. military
academies.
The event will give students
the opportunity to learn more
about the application process and
to meet with representatives of
each academy and the ROTC units


of Florida State University and
Florida A&M University.
As part of the application
process, students are required to
have a Congressional nomination
submitted on their behalf. Parents
are encouraged to attend.
This open house will be held
from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. EST at
Amos P. Godby High School, 1717
West Tharpe Street, Tallahassee
on October. 18th.


Tyndall Hosting Golf Tournament


The Pelican Point Golf Course
is hosting a retiree golf champi-
onship October 25, 26, and 27th.
Military and Department of
Defense civilian retirees are invited
to sign up for this event. Tee time is


7:30 a.m. CT each day. Entry fee is
$30. Sign up by noon October
24th.
For more information call 283-
4511.


a means to raise funds to support
the American Cancer Society in its
goal of finding a cure through
research, and providing financial
support through local donations to
victims who are experiencing
financial difficulties as they battle
the disease.
Port Authority
Meeting
October 16th
The Port St. Joe Port Authority
will hold a planning meeting with
representatives of the City of Port
St. Joe and the St. Joe Company
on Thursday, October 16th, at
10:00 a.m,, E.S.T., at the City of
Port St. Joe Fire Station, located
on Williams Avenue behind City
Hall, Port St. Joe, Florida. All who
wish may attend and be heard.


Plans for the upcoming Relay
for Life are currently underway,
and a reunion for past and current
relay captains is planned for
Thursday evening, from 6:30 -
7:30 p.m. EST at the Sunset
Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe.
The kickoff party is vital as
Team Captains for 2004, or a rep-
resentative from each team meet
to plan the spring event. Last year,
Relay for Life, the signature fund-
raising event for the American
Cancer Society, raised ov r
$19,000 in the community, and
more than $210 million nationally
for cancer research, education,
and patient services.
Traci Melvin and Carly
Johnson are serving as event
chairmen for the Relay for Life.
Any questions can be directed to
the American Cancer Society at
785-9205, ext. 114;


Elwin "Lee Wood all


Elwin "Lee" Woodall, 45, of
Tallahassee, passed away on
October 13th. Mr. Woodall was a
native of Georgetown, Washington,
D.C. and had resided in
Tallahassee since 1980.
He is survived by his fiancee
Zodi Starkey; his mother, Martha
Woodall; a son, Jesse Lee Woodall;
and a sister, Elaine Bowden and
husband Lamar, all of
Tallahassee. Other survivors


include a niece, Sara Kephart;
great niece,. Chyanne Kephart;
and great nephew, James
Kephart; all of Tallahassee.
A memorial service will be
held at Bevis Funeral Home
Chapel in Tallahassee on Friday.
October 17th, 2:00 p.m. EDT. The
family will receive friends at the
family's residence follo\Iing the
service.


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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-03
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from any
person, company or corporation interested in
providing the following:
Financing-1 New MedicMaster
Ambulance
$126,000.00-$130,000.00* Five (5)
Annual Payments
First Payment Due 1 Year From
Delivery Date
Please specify estimated delivery date of
funds, after notification of bid award.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COM-
PANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and


Include the BID NUMBER.
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, and the bids will be opened at
this 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 COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish: October 16 & 23, 2003


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It's A Choice, Bail or Jail


by Tim Croft
The warrants have been
served.
Local law enforcement officers
are readying the silver bracelets for
use.
The offense: being known to


support youth in Port St. Joe. The
options bail or jail.
The annual "Jail for Bail" fund-
raiser benefiting "Project
Graduation" at Port St. Joe High
School, will come to a climax on
Thursday, Oct. 30, when the
roundup of "suspects" takes place.


They'll be brought down to the
"jail" at the corner of Reid Ave. and
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., to pay up,
the fine is $100, or make the calls
to secure freedom by soliciting bail
dollars from friends or family.
Bread and water will be served.
"It's going toward our graduat-


Decorated POW to Speak to Gulf


Republican Party October 30th


On Monday evening at The Port
Inn, many of Gulf County's resi-
dents will learn a few life lessons
from a highly decorated officer and
POW of the Vietnam war. Retired
Captain Ross Randle Terry, a
Presnell's resident three-quarters
of the year, will be the keynote
speaker at the October Gulf
County Republican Party meeting
to be held at the Port Inn on
October 30th.
As many of our country's
young men and women serve and
defend our safety and ensure our
freedom in foreign lands, it is only
fitting that we learn from the past
experiences of our country's
heroes. Terry is one such hero, He
served his country courageously
earning the'Silver Star, two Bronze
Stars, two Purple Hearts, the POW
Medal and numerous other
medals, badges and campaign rib-
bons. As a POW from 1966 until
1973, and the Operations Officer of
the: U.S.S. Lexington, later a
Commanding Officer of the VT-10
at Pensacola N.A.S., and Captain of
the U.S.S. Niagara Falls, Captain
Terry has vivid memories and
reflections he will share with the
Party's members and their guests
this month.
The meeting agenda will also
deliver updates on the ever-chang-
ing local, county and national
political landscape. Chris Akins,
North Florida Field Director for the
Republican Party will be on hand
to address any questions or con-


cerns from the attendees.
"We make sure the residents of
Port St. Joe and the surrounding
area have access to the Party lead-
ers to ensure the voice of Gulf
County is heard in Tallahassee",
stated Gary Ross, Gulf County
Republican Party Chair. "I encour-


age anyone interested in the con-
tinued growth and success of our
county to join us and to be heard."
The Gulf County Republican
Party will meet on Monday October
20th at The Port Inn, starting at
7:00 p.m. All interested persons
are invited to attend.


Garden Club Attends District II Meeting


"Plant, Protect and Promote
Beauty" the theme of garden clubs
everywhere, was evident at the
District meeting held in Marianna.
The meeting was one of twelve held
twice 'a year in each of the twelve
districts into which the Florida


Federation of Garden Clubs is
divided.
The Port St. Joe and Sea Oats
and Dunes Garden Clubs were in
Marianna along with 13 other
District II clubs on October 9th.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Gulf County Enterprise Zone
Development Agency will meet Thursday,
October 23, 2003, at 12:00 noon, E.D.T. in
Room 307 of the Robert M. Moore


Administration Building,
Courthouse Complex.


Gulf County


The public is welcome to attend.

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planting native wildflowers as early
as September and October will
benefit the growth of the plants
next spring by giving them germi-
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Boyd Staff
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Port St. Joe
A member of Congressman
Allen Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff
will be visiting Port St. Joe on the
third Thursday of every month so
that the people of Gulf County will
have the opportunity to discuss in
person issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff has
been trained to assist constituents
with a variety of issues related to
various federal agencies. It is
important to the Congressman that
his staff make themselves available
to those who are not able to travel
to either the Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.
The office will be open on
Thursday, October 16th, from 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The office is
located in the Gulf County
Courthouse Administrative Annex,
Port St. Joe.


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ing seniors so they can have a fun,
safe graduation night and we par-
ents don't have to sit home and
worry," said Suzanne Besore, a co-
chair of this year's "Project
Graduation."
"Project Graduation" has
become a popular fixture around
the country, offering graduating
seniors one last blow-out without
the aspects booze, drugs, driving
- that often lead to a graduation
blow up or worse.
It's essentially a lockdown, stu-
dents being locked into the
Centennial Building until the wee
hours of the morning.
It is a night for and about the
seniors.
"It's catered to the kids,"
Besore said. "We let them pick the
food they want, the games they
want, the theme they want to
adopt."
The turnout has been impres-
sive. Last year, just a handful of the
graduating class at Port St. Joe
High School did not participate.
Cheyne Todd, part of the Class
of 2003, said her class was partic-
ularly close anyway, but "Project
Graduation" offered a clique-free
way for everyone in the class to
have a final party and create indeli-
ble memories.
"It was one last time for all of
us to be together before we went
our separate ways," Todd said. "It
was one last party, being there, all
of us together, having fun, being
crazy and we were safe and staying
out of trouble."
Emphasis on that last word.
The community atmosphere of the
event allows kids to have fun while,
staying away from the kind of grad-
uation mischief. that only spells
trouble.
"I was able to create memories
I'll never forget," Todd said. "It was
awesome. It's hard to explain if you
weren't there."
She added that the event's suc-
cess is, in part, tied to the largess
of a community.
Donations to "Project
Graduation" meant a smorgasbord
of food, games, music and prizes,
lots of prizes and certificates, not to
mention some scholarship dough.
Many of the game's were fair-
worthy.
"This community is a great
community, they gave so much,"
Todd added.
For those who choose to avoid
any "jail" time on Oct. 3q, they can
pay their fine by mail at: Project
Graduation 2004, P.O. Box 485,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457, Attn: Jail
for Bail.
All donations are tax
deductible.
For more information call Vicki
Abrams at 647-5173 or Suzanne
Besore at 229-8645.


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Britt Greene, president of the St. Joe Community Foundation, presents a check to David Warriner, president
of the Gulf Coast Community College Foundation. The .check represents the completion of a $50,000 commit-
ment to endowed scholarships for 2003. The St. Joe Community Foundation pledged $250,000 for scholarships
over a period of five years. At far left is William C. Cramer, Jr., chair of the GCCC District Board of Trustees.
From right are Dr. Bob McSpadden, president of GCCC, and Lewis Howell, senior vice president and treasurer


St. Joe Foundation Pledges

$250,000 to GCCC Scholarship


The St. Joe Community
Foundation's Board of Trustees
pledged a total of $250,000 in
scholarship grants to the Gulf
Coast Community College
Foundation spanning a five-year
period. The scholarships estab-
lished with this gift will be endowed
in perpetuity, with only the earn-
ings spent each year.
Britt Greene, president of The
St. Joe Community Foundation,
and Lewis Howell, Senior Vice-
President and Treasurer of The St.
Joe Community Foundation, met
Monday with GCCC's Trustees
Chair Bill Cramer, GCCC President
Dr. Bob McSpadden, David
Warriner, president of GCCC
Foundation and other St. Joe
Community Foundation and col-
lege officials to present the pledge
__and to complete the first $50.000


installment for the 2003 year.
"Gulf Coast Community
College plays such an important
role in preparing the region's youth
for their future," said Greene. "The
Foundation's commitment recog-
nizes the tremendous need to pro-
vide assistance to students who
wish to advance their education. In
the coming years, we look forward
to strengthening our alliance with
the college."
McSpadden said, "It's difficult
to sufficiently express the depth of
our gratitude over this wonderful
gift. All we can say is Thank you.
Thank you for this gift and for your
wonderful support of the college
over many years'." He went on to
explain- that in addition to the
assistance from The St. Joe
Community Foundation, The St.
SJoe Company: has:. been -generous


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financially and has played an
essential role in helping the college
acquire land for future growth.
"The St. Joe Company is a true
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Coast and now, continuing in that
tradition, The St. Joe Community
Foundation has taken a major
leadership step in pledging a quar-
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"Scholarships continue to be a
major priority for us. They provide
real hope for a better future to stu-
dents who cannot afford college.
They are also a reward for students
who have demonstrated academic
excellence.". McSpadden said that
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record-setting 538 scholarships,
but turned away close to 300 stu-
dents, for whom there were no
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"Always Patsy Cline"

at Dixie Theatre


After three years, the Dixie
Theatre in Apalachicola Florida
presents the return of "Always
Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley.
"Always Patsy Cline" remains
one of the most popular & success-
ful productions since the Dixie re-
opened its doors back in 1998.
The 'Dixie' began its rich histo-
ry back in 1913 and is now one of
the Big Bend area's most valuable
cultural resources.
The 2003 production of


Stephanie Marie Alderman and
Jerred Lambert will unite in mar-
riage on Friday, October 17th, at
sunset on the beach at the end of
First Street in Mexico Beach.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School. She is
the daughter of Joanie Brown and
Kenneth Alderman and the grand-
daughter of Jimmy Joan Smith and


the late John Dennis Holden.
The groom graduated from Port
St. Joe High School in 2000 and is
the son of George and Celena
Lambert and the grandson of Betty,
Long and the late Buford Long.
A luau reception will follow the I
ceremony at 6810 Blossom Hill
Road in Howard Creek. All friends
and family are invited to attend.


-
Zachary is 3
Zachary Lewis celebrated his
third birthday Saturday, August
2nd, with a Thomas the Tank
Engine party at Forest Park South.
Zachary is the son of William
and Christy Lewis. He is the grand-
son of Paul and Bertha Davis of
Port St. Joe, Harry, and Annece
Lewis of Port St. Joe, and Eddie
and Celia Randolph of Panama
City; and the great-grandson of
Dora Dykes of Port St Joe and Mary
Davis of Port St. Joe.


"Always Patsy Cline" will see Linda
Edwards returning to reprise her
role as Patsy. In fact, most of the
original cast will be back at the
'Dixie' for this special run. Marc
Grove, Roy Schultz & Dixie
Partington will be joined by Dixie
Theatre Company member Karl
Lester at the piano and Dan
Cantwell on guitar. All these talent-
ed professionals round out the cast
to make this production of "Always
Patsy Cline" the best ever!
Folks may remember seeing
Linda as 'Truvy' in the Dixie
Theatre's 2000 Summer Season
production of "Steel Magnolias" as
well. Karl Lester has appeared in
several 'Dixie' productions includ-
ing "Uh-Oh, Here Comes
Christmas" & "All I Really Need To
Know I Learned In Kindergarten"
and Dan Cantwell has played the
Dixie Theatre with Boston City
Limits. as well as his own Classical
Guitar Concert.
Come find out why folks are
saying:
"I thought Patsy had come
back to life."
"There's nothing greater than
the sound of Patsjr Cline"
"An enchanted evening, from
start to finish"
Don't miss the chance to see,
hear and experience "Always Patsy
Cline" playing at the Dixie Theatre
in Apalachicola October 17, 18, 24
& 25, Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and
Saturday at 3:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Go to www.dixietheatre.com for
more information or call the Box
Office at 850-653-3200 for reserva-
tions. Box office hours for "Always
Patsy Cline" are: October 14, 15 &
16 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.) 12:00
p.m. 3:00 p.m., October 17, 18,
24, & 25 (Friday & Saturday) 12:00
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8:00 p.m.


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Class of '53 Celebrated 50th


The 1953 graduating class of
Port St. Joe High School enjoyed a
50th reunion weekend this sum-
mer with spouses and friends.
Don Ramsey was chairperson
for the get-together. He and wife Liz
were hosts for a get-reacquainted
evening at their Mexico Beach resi-
dence. Ron and Nancy Taylor, of
Jacksonville, arrived a couple of
days early to prepare the special
food treats for the buffet-as well
as soak up a bit of sun.
Saturday lunch was a "females
only" affair. The guys did their own
thing. Tillie McKiernan and Ann
Whittle arranged a luncheon at The
Port Restaurant so the "girls" could
share those old memories and
secrets of a happy youth. And the
new aches apd pains of senior age!
Don arranged for a nice
evening at Sunset Coastal Grill for
dinner and more reminiscing. Bo
Bray was the entertaining M.C. for
the evening. The Rev. Timothy
Elder gave the invocation, remem-
bering deceased classmates:
George Hill and Rudy Richards.
Frances Baumgart presented
everyone with a "Memory Booklet"
that she had compiled with pic-
tures of classmates, teachers, and
excerpts from old annuals. She
included a new directory of all the
classmates. Everyone thanked the
reunion committee: Don Ramsey,
Jane Allen, and Ida Ethel Brady,
for planning the special weekend.
As the group was preparing to
depart, Ferrel Allen gave everyone a


brick from the last building of the bag plant. These bricks will serve
St. Joe Paper Mill that was! demol- as a reminder of the wonderful
ished. He said each brick was in a memories while growing up in old
bag from the last run of the paper St. Joe.


Gulf Coast Community College
Theatre will present William
Shakespeare's comedy "The
Taming of the Shrew" in the Amelia
Center Theatre October 17, 18 and
19 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on
Sunday.
The play is about Katherine, a
headstrong young woman who no
one wants to marry, and Petruchio.
the young man who attempts to
"tame" her. The story includes
Katherine's sister, Bianca. and
theiri .realt~iv father Baptista. In
-addition, the play features a young
student named iu'ehctio, who is in
love with Bianca, as well as an
array of suitors, comical servants
and other characters. The usual
Shakespearean devices of mistaken
identities and concealed plots serve
to create humorous situations
The character of Katherine \\ill
be played by Leah Jensen-Rader
and Petruchio will be portrayed by
Chuck Clay..Other principal char-
acters are 0Joshua Watford as
Lucentio. Eva Godbey as Bianca.
Tristan McGee as Gremio, Mat
Birmingham as Tranio and
Alexander Mrazek as Horterisio.
The theatrical production will
be directed by Rosemarie O'Bourke
with sets and light design by
Carmen Gomez. The play is recom-
mended for high school age stu-
dents and adults.
Tickets are available in
advance -in : the Gulf Coast
Community College bookstore. The
remaining tickets will be sold at the
door. For additional information,
call 872-3886.


Nursing Job Fair at GCCC
Nursing. Job Fair at GCCC


The Health Sciences Division of
Gulf Coast Community College will.
hold its second annual nursing job
fair on Monday, October 20th,
from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
lobby area of the Health Sciences
Building on the main campus.
Representatives from several
health care facilities from the
Florida, Georgia and Alabama
areas will be on hand to discuss
employment opportunities with


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Conference 2003 at New


Covenant MWOC Oct. 21


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Bruce Duty and Family Called to

Long Avenue Baptist Church
Reverend Bruce Duty recently Street.
moved to Port St. Joe after accepting The church is hosting a reception
the call as Pastor of Long Avenue for the community to meet Rev. Duty on
Baptist Church. Rev. Duty, his wife Sunday, October 19th, 2:00 4:00 p.m.
Kim, and sons, Josh and Shane will be in the fellowship hall of the church. The
residing in the pastorium on 19th public is cordially invited to attend.

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
S311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
t SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10, a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725


S First iBaptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students
f,-. Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
.. Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
V 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"

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 201h Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School .. .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service .......... .. ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer fleeting & Bible Study . 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


Worship
Bible Study
Wednesday


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


SThe Potter's House
;i WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
-. 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
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


New Covenant Missionary

Beach Baptist
Dinner Menu
The dinner menu for
Wednesday, October 22nd, at Beach
Baptist Chapel will be beef tips and
noodles, green bean casserole,
dessert and tea.
Orders may be called into the
church at 647-5026 for take out or
may be eaten at the church. A $5.00
donation per plate would be appre-
ciated.
Beach Baptist Chapel is located
at 311 Columbus Street on St. Joe
Beach.


World Outreach Center will be
holding Conference 2003 at 7:00
p.m. beginning Tuesday, October
21st and running through
Thursday, October 23th.
There will also be a leadership
school at 10:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, October 22nd,
through Friday, October 24th.
The special guest will be
Apostle Jeffrey J. Reed, of Bay St.
Louis, MS. Apostle Napoleon and
Pastor Phyllis A. Pittman are host-
ing this special event. The public is
invited.
The church is located at 252
Avenue E, Port St. Joe. For more
information, call Debbie Ward at
229-2619 or 229-8137.


New Life Christian Thank You


Center Holds
"Word Explosion 2"
New Life Christian Center will
be holding "Word Explosion 2" with
Brother Shurby Long of Sanford,
NC,. beginning Monday,' October
27th, at 7:00 p.m.
New Life Christian Center is
located at 504 Fourth Street in Port
St. Joe. The public is invited.

Harvest Day at
Victory Temple
October 19th
Harvest Day at Victory Temple
1st Born Holiness Church will be
held on Sunday, October 19th, at
11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will
,jbeMinister Cleveland Riley.
... .,pastor Gatl-er r v.,:,uh like to"
invite all to attieid thl-, servqic


From Brownings
Words can not express how
thankful we are for having such
wonderful friends as we do in Port
St. Joe.
During Howard's surgery, hos-
pital stay, and his continuing
recovery, the many visits, flowers,
cards, calls and prayers have
meant so much. The Lord blessed
in sparing our loved one, and giving
us folks like you that care so much.
Each of you have a special place in
our heart.
The Howard Browning family



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


A"'\ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
*. 1I *g 508 Sixteenth Street e 227-1756
v'" Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship .... 10 a.m. Str
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. 0


*Sunday School


*Young Children


88


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


"Rem ember church tlhe way it used to be?"
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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306


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NOJFRILLSiNETNG GO -r: CHURH Ht WY!
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HI WAY!


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Morning Worship
!Evening Service
Disclpleship Training
Wednesday Prayer


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


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


Sunday School


10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR


Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m. Director of Touth Ministries
Heather Smith
Evening Worship 7:30 p.m. e Smith
Evening Worship 7:30 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
S All Times are EST Director of Music




CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 adm. Sunday


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


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Dottie, a very small spotted female,
breed unknown (pictured); Frostie,
Pastor Robert
Carey to Speak
at Oak Grove
Assembly
Oak Grove Assembly of God
will have Pastor Robert Carey as its
special speaker on Sunday,
October 19th, at both the 10:45
a.m. and the 6:00 p.m. services.
Rev. Carey was formerly with the
Highland View Church of God.
The church is located on
Madison Street in Oak Grove. The
public is invited.


a very nice husky/shepherd
female; Corliss, a small female.
white with brown markings; Bingo,
a small male dog with white and
black' spots, already neutered;
Lightning, a nice grown walker
hound; Cindi, a tabby kitty 9 weeks
old; Stumpy, a bouton bull terrier
mix puppy.; Turbo, a beautiful.
eleven month old male mix.
Homer, a nice creme colored
lab male; Dallas, brindle puppy
about 3 1/2 months old; Princess,
a nice female mixed breed about
sixteen months old; a walker/bea-
gle puppy 8 10 weeks old and a.
large number of kittens..Please
come seel
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

314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study... ....1.........10:00 am EST
S Sunday Worship. .... ......11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study.......... ....... ...... 7:00 pm EST
S"WE WANT'TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOilRrfLFE' '



.+ + ST. JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
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"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apolachicola .. ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family ife'Churci:
Wevwahitchka


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

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

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


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




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


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


For more
information:
227-1180
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40th Seafood Festival Features Conlee


Country music legend and
Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee
will headline the entertainment at
the 40th Annual Florida Seafood
Festival. This year's event will be
held October 31 November 2 at
Battery Park in Historic
Apalachicola.
Conlee, who is best known for
his 1978 signature hit "Rose
Colored Glasses" will perform
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the festi-
val main stage. Admission to the
concert is the cost of Saturday's
festival admission: $5 for adults,
children under 12 are free.


John Conlee, considered a
champion of the working man, will
perform songs, from his career
which spans more than 30 years.
Some of those hits include "Back
Side of Thirty", "Lady Lay Down",
"Before My Time", "Miss Emily's
Picture", "Common Man", "Hit The
Ground Running" and "Fellow
Travelers." Overall, Conlee has
recorded 29 single releases
throughout the years with 26 of
them charting in the top 20 or bet-
ter.
During the past two decades,
Conlee has devoted his career to


singing songs. for and about the
common people. He is a gifted
entertainer, but he's not into the
glitz and hype of the entertain-
ment world. He'd rather spend his
"off the road" time working on his
32 acre farm outside of Nashville,
or engaging, in his woodworking
and gunsmithing hobbies. Conlee
was an early proponent of the
Farm Aide Concerts which raised
millions to aid the family farmer.
A champion of the working
man and family values, Conlee will
fit. right in with an image that the
Florida Seafood Festival has


Free Crepemyrtles for Arbor Day


Five free crepemvrtle trees will
be given to each person who joins
the Naional Arbor Day Foundation
during October.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
"Crepemyrtles were selected for
this campaign because of their ele-
gant color and form, making them
an attractive addition to the home
landscape," John Rosenow, the
Foundation's President, said.
"These small flowering trees boast
perfect, six-petaled flowers of pink
and red, with leaves that change


from summer green to autumn red,
orange, and yellow."
'The trees will be shipped post-
paid at the right time for planting'
between November 1 and
December 10 with enclosed plant-
ing instructions. The six to twelve
inch trees are guaranteed to grow,
or they will be replaced free, of
charge.
Members also receive a sub-
scription to the Foundation's color-
ful bimonthly publication, Arbor
Day, and The Tree Book with infor-
mation about tree planting and
care.


MBAARP Meets Oct 17th


The AARP Chapter of Mexico
Beach will meet on Friday,
October 17th, 1:00 p.m. (CT) at
the Civic Center in Mexico Beach.
This;'will be the annual elec-
tfon forum for the candidates who
will bi competing for the two
vacant city councilman seats in
the November election. Mexico
Beach residents are encouraged to
participate.
Anyone attending who would
like to 'ask a question of a candi-"
date, needs to print the person's
name and the question on a 3" X
5" index card and submit it to
Erma Kozial, Program
Chairperson, or LeRoy Duncan,
Legislative Chairperson, on the
day of the forum; For other infor-


mation about the meeting, call
David Thompson, "' Chapter
President at 648-5337.
Mark Andersen, Supervisor of
Elections for Bay County, will be
available at the meeting to answer
any questions about "Super
Tuesday." Super .Tuesday is an
item that will be on the ballot this
November which will allow the vot-
ers to decide if the local election
day in Mexico Beach will be
changed from November to April to
correspond with other voting
municipalities in Bay County.
Visitors and new comers to
the 'community are invited to
attend this meeting.


Grade Check Jamboree Oct. 18th


A "Grade Check Jamboree"
will be Ield opn 4Saturda;yOctober-
ljt;h,. from 11:00 a.m. to 1:.00,p.m.
at the -Davd Jones
Gym/Washington Recreational

Arts Alliance Meets

October 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 75Ais located on Water
Street next to B-9 Marine.
Everyone is invited. For informa-
tion: 227-3745.

Gulf County

Juvenile Justice

Meeting Oct 16th
The next Juvenile Justice
Council meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, October 16th, at 4:00
p.m. (EDT) at the Gulf County
library in Port St. Joe on Highway
71 North.
._One half. hour prior to the
meeting, tVe Gulf/Calhoun
Domestic Violence program meets
at 3:30.
SThe public is invited to attend
these' meetings. For further infor-
mation, call Don Washabaugh at
227-7340.


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.indianpassrawbar.com

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


Complex. All students in grades
.oner through twelve and theli- par-'i
ents are invited to-.celebrate .tbhe
academic achievements that were
made during the first nine weeks
of school.
This event is a means of
encouraging students to strive for
academic excellence. Since stu-
dents are required to pass many
tests in order to move from grade
to grade, it,is hoped that this first
grade check will motivate students
to achieve higher levels of per-
formance.
Parents, bring your children
for fun galore, prizes, and refresh-:
ments.
Adult volunteers are needed to
assist with games and other activ-,
Sities. Please contact Minnie Likely
at 229-7808 or 229-8155 ii able to
help., -
This community activity is co-;
sponsored by the NPSJ Youth
Initiative, Project MAMF, and the'
Boyz-to-Men Club.


: To receive the free trees, send a
$10.00 membership contribution
to FIVE CREPEMYRTLES, National
Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor
Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410,
by October 31st.

News From
Wewahitchka
Woman's Club
'The, F.F.W.C. Wewahitchka
Woman's Club met October 7th, at
the' Charles Whitehead Library
with 17 members present.
President Maureen Mitchell
conducted the business meeting.
Emmie Young gave the devo-
tional entitled 'The Stewardship of
Giving."
Betty Holloway presented
Rosa Feltrop as a new member.
Chairman of Education, Betty
Hdlloway, had as guest speaker,
Zack Barnes, winner of H.O.B.Y.
award. He gave a very interesting
talk about attending H.O.B.Y.
Leadership Conference in
Tallahassee and being chosen out
of 80 youths to attend the World
Leadership Conference in
Washington, D.C.
SMyrtice Dean presented
Lorraine Norton a F.F.W.C. pin.for
50 years of service.
Plans were finalized for a
bazaar, November 15th.
Hostesses for the day were
Martha Lanier, Ruth Hall, Carolyn
Drury, and Sue de Abrue.





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worked hard to regain over the
past four years-a return to the
"hometown festival honoring the
working seafood men and women
of the community."
According to FSF President
Carl Whaley, "the festival board
has agreed to continue to use local,
groups to prepare and serve
authentic regional seafood dishes
and accompaniments." "We're try-
ing to bring back the old festival,"
says Whaley. "We want the festival
to mean something special to the
local people we're supposed to be
honoring-the seafood workers."
Net proceeds from the sale of
the food concessions will be dis-
tributed in shares between the
groups in the community that are
serving food and the Florida
Seafood Festival. Last year, local
nonprofit groups made $42,000
for their efforts at the festival.
Annually, the Florida Seafood
Festival draws more than 10,000
to this small coastal town. Hotel
rooms fill fast and for nearly two
weeks prior to the event, the town
and surrounding communities are
bursting with bustle and festival
fever from visitors from across the
country..
The Festival officially opens on
Friday, October 31st at noon and
admission is free on that day.
Friday's activities will include the
annual blessing of the fleet as well
as the arrival of Miss Florida
Seafood Festival and King Retsyo
(oyster spelled backwards).
On Saturday, November 1, the
festival kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with
the annual Redfish run and, later
in the morning at 10:00 a.m., a
parade down U.S. Highway 98.
Festival organizers expect more
than 100 arts and crafts vendors
to, set up in the park. Activities are
planned throughout the day,
including oyster eating and shuck-
ing contests and headline enter-
tainment. Admission to the park
on Saturday is $5.00 with children
under 12 free.
On Sunday, admission is free
and musical entertainment con-
tinues throughout the day until
the Festival officially closes at 4:00
p.m. All times are Eastern
Standard time.


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Byrne Awarded Eagle Scout


Joseph Byrne, 15, son of
Kevin and Debbie Byrne of Apple
Valley, California earned his Eagle
Scout award on October 2nd. He is
the fifty-first Eagle Scout from
Apple Valley Troop 157.
He will be presented his award
on November 2nd, with his broth-
er, David Byrne, grandmothers,
Sheila Byrne of Lucerne Valley,
CA, Margaret Minneci of Covina,
CA, and Flora Miller, of Port St.
Joe, aunt, Patricia Taylor, of
Overstreet, and grandfathers,
James and Joseph, in attendance.
Since joining the Apple Valley
BSA Troop 157 in 1999, Joey has
served in a number of positions,
from Patrol Leader, Troop Guide,
Den Chief, and Senior Patrol
Leader. He currently serves as
Troop Guide and Den Chief.
For his Eagle Service Project,
Joey conceived, organized, and
presented a Flag Retirement Cere-
mony for the Town of Apple Valley.
The Town .has requested an annu-
al event as a result. His service
project also benefited the
American Legion Child Welfare
Programs through sales of com-
memorative American flag ashes.
In his scouting career, Joey
has earned the special awards of
The Arrow of Light, Multiple Mile
Swims, BSA Life Guard, Paul
Bunyon, World Conservation and
Troop recognition for over 100


Joseph Byrne
hours of Public Service, over 100
nights camping and two years as
Den Chief. He was also elected into
the Order of the Arrow.
Joey attended Junior Leader
Training with the Troop and vol-
untarily attended successive, and
intensive, levels of leadership
training through the California
Inland Empire Council-
Buckskin, Cedar Badge, and Fox
Fire.
Merit Badges completed to
date number forty-one, making
him eligible for the Bronze, Gold,


Goat Day October 18th


It is time for Goat Day! The
18th annual event will feature
more arts and crafts, food, games,
and entertainment than ever
before. Last year, attendance was
over 10,000.
The most popular attraction,
the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement,
Amanda
Thanks Family
and Friends
I would like to take this time to
thank everyone who has and is
helping our family through this dif-
ficult time.
There has been help with din-
ners, financial aid, transportation
to and from church, school and
football practice, and, of course,
trips to the store.
My thanks comes from deep
inside my heart and I can't express
how much you all mean to our fam-
ily.
I would like to thank Blake and
Paula Denton, Frank C., Mike H.,
Nina C., Teresa and William
Thursby, Sandy Pope, Susie Wood,
Barbara Bozeman, and Joanne
Kennedy for all their help and sup-
port, along with many others. Our
families are standing strong behind
us along with members of the
church. Thank you for all the
prayers and words of encourage-
ment.
I will be leaving to go to Emory
University Wound Center in
Atlanta, GA on Wednesday,
October 15th, with hopes of better
understanding this disorder and
helping research find a cure.
Once again, my family sends
deepest gratitude to all that have
and are helping.
Amanda Slater and family

Gulf County
Genealogical
Society Meets
October 20th
There will be a meeting of the
Gulf County Genealogical Society
on Monday, October 20th at 7:00
p.m. in the: meeting room of the
Port St. Joe Library. The subject
will be "Pioneers of Port St. Joe."
This meeting is open to anyone
interested in the history of Port St.
Joe and members of the public are
invited to share their stories of peo-
ple remembered from the old days.


will offer pioneer exhibitions and
illustrations, demonstrations, and
good old-fashioned entertainment.
Royal City, 14 year old Kacy
Lynn, and many other groups will
be performing.
There will be games for the
whole family. Horseshoes, digging
for pennies and chasing greasy
pigs are just some of the featured
games.
There will be a Jackpot Goat
Show sponsored by the 4Hers.
Vendors will be' offering
authentic arts, crafts, and delight-

ful treats.
Goat Day begins at 9:00 a.m.
CT, Saturday, October 18, in Sam
Atkins Park Recreation Area in
Blountstown. Admission is $1.00
per person.
For more information, call
674-4519, 674-8883, or 674-
5449.

Driver License
and Inspection
Checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol
will be conducting driver license
and vehicle inspection check-
points during 'the month of
October at the following locations:
SR 71 near SR 381, SR 22 near
CR 22A, SR 71 near SR 22, SR 22
near the Bay County line, SR 71
near CR 382, and SR 30 near
Allen Memorial Parkway.

Computer Corner
Tips & Tricks for your PC
Virus Protection
(cont'd from last week)
Many viruses will automatically email them-
selves to all addresses in your email
address book.You may potentially receive a
virus from "Uncle John" that has been auto-
forwarded. Never trust any attachment, just
because it is from someone you know.
Consider using a web based email
account, such as Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.
These. give you options to scan an attach-
ment before it is opened. Remember, two
virus prevention programs Will Not co-exist
on one PC. Before installing a new
Antivirus, make sure all remnants-of the
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Palms every three months.
Less than 2% of those entering
Scouting complete the rank of
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active demonstration of the scout-
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badges, 12 Eagle required and 9
elective, plan, develop and lead a
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Boggy Bayou
Mullet Festival
Set For Niceville

The 27th annual Boggy Bayou
Mullet Festival promises a great
time for the entire family, with
entertainment, the highest quality
of fine arts and home hand-crafts,
and a staggering array of food con-
cessions. Lots of hungry mullet
fans will consume this humble fish
that has played such an important
role in both the local economy and
in the general nutrition of our cul-
ture. This celebration of food and
fun will take place on the weekend
of October 17-19. Admission is
$5.00 children under, 2 free.
Montgomery Gentry will be
headlining this year's festival on
Saturday night.
Dierks Bentley will be per-
forming on Friday and Saturday
nights.
The Alley Cats-America's
Premier Doo-Wop Group will be
performing on Saturday and
Sunday.
The Charlie Daniels Band will
close out the festival Sunday
evening.
On the Children's Stage will be
an array of clown shows, magic
shows, and cartoon characters,
which will particularly delight the
younger set over the three-day fes-
tival.
For detailed information on
entertainers and other activities,
visit the website at
www.niceville.org and link to the
pMullet Festival.
SThe Muikleti Festival is- held at
the Intersection of Highwa'85
North and College Boulevard in
Niceville.

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Area Businesses Benefit from Goodwill


Local businesses in Gulf and
Franklin Counties are benefiting
from a growing partnership with
the Gulf Coast Division of Goodwill
Industries, Iig Bend's Career
Development 'Center (CDC). The
collaboration' improves employ-
ment opportunities while helping
employers meet staffing needs and
support local growth and develop-
ment.
Tamara Williams, assistant
coordinator of Goodwill's CDC
spoke recently at the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce's Business
Before Hours, informing the local
business community about the
advantages of partnering with the


The HUBZone Business
Opportunity Center, located at 813,
Main Street in Chipley, is thrilled
to announce that one of its local
HUBZone businesses won a sub-
stantial government contract.
David Moss, president and owner
of Floor Coverings International,
located at 1427 Gainer. Road in
Chipley, is very excited to be pro-
viding services to the United States
Air Force. One of the most impor-
tant changes in federal procure-
ment in the late 1990s and cur-
rently one of the most popular
methods of doing government busi-
ness is the multiple award, indefi-
nite delivery/indefinite quantity
(IDIQ) contract, often referred to as,
an umbrella contract or multiple
award, task-and-delivery order
contract.' Moss will participate in
an IDIQ contract at Hurlburt Field.
The HUBZone Empowerment
Contracting program was enacted
into law as part of the Small.
Business Reauthorization Act 6f
1997. The United States Small
Business Administration (SBA)
oversees the HUBZone (Historically
Underutilized Business Zones) pro-
gram. The program is in line with
the efforts of both the
Administration and Congress to
promote economic development
and employment growth in dis-
tressed areas by providing access
to more Federal contracting oppor-
tunities. The HUBZone office locat-
ed in Chipley provides support to
local and surrounding community
businesses that lie within a


By: Peter H. Obesso, M. D.
Migraines are a common type
of headache. They are associated
with changes in the size of arteries
caused by inherited abnormalities
in areas of the brain. Four out of"
five migraine sufferers have a fam-
ily history of migraines, and
approximately 28 million
Americans suffer from them; They
affect women more commonly than
men and last from four hours to
several days.
A migraine begins when hyper-
active nerve cells send impulses to
blood vessels causing them to nar-
row followed by expansion and the
release of irritating substances
that cause the pulsation or throb-
bing to be painful. The pain can
shift from one side of the head to
the other, it can affect the front of
the head or feel like it is affecting
the whole he d. It is often associat-
ed with sensitivity to light, noise
and odors. It may cause nausea,
vomiting, abdominal pain and loss
of appetite. It may also cause sen-
sations of being hot or cold, pale-
ness, tiredness, dizziness, blurred
vision and diarrhea.
Thirty percent of migraine
patients get signals or auras that
precede the beginning of a
migraine. These include: bright
flashing lights, blind spots, distort-
ed vision, temporary vision loss,
changes in smell, taste, touch,
hearing or simply a "funny feeling".
It is known that migraines are
triggered by external factors. These

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non-profit through services and
membership on their Business
Advisory Council (BAC.)
An alliance with local employ-
ers unites Goodwill Industries
expertise in client support services
and placement skills with busi-
nesses focused on serving commu-
nity needs, economic growth and
development.
Goodwill feels that their BAC is
an outlet for businesses to get
involved with helping others while
expanding their association within
the community. The council's ini-
tiative, is to recruit new businesses
that can employ clients and seek
out those that will accommodate


HUBZone.
The HUBZone office in Chipley
falls under the direction of Pamela
Rimes. Ms. Rimes has served on
the National HUBZone Council in
Washington, D.C., and has recent-
ly co-founded Florida's Statewide
HUBZone Council. She and her
assistant, Jackie Graham, work
diligently to educate businesses on
how to navigate through the
processes to become eligible to par-
ticipate in the program and ulti-
mately bid on government con-
tracts on both the federal and state
level. Together they have developed
several tools that small businesses
can utilize in, securing the proper
certifications and registrations
required. Additionally, these
women assist small businesses in
identifying government contracts
that they may'bid on by searching
multiple databases on their behalf
and then providing them with the
necessary information to proceed
with the .bidding process. Each
month over 200 bid opportunities
are provided to the small business-
es that are currently HUBZone cer-
tified in their jurisdiction.
For more information on how a
small business may become
HUBZone certified, or certified
under other government programs
designed to benefit small, disad-
vantaged, minority-owned, woman-
owned, or disabled veteran-owned
businesses, please contact the
HUBZone Business Opportunity
Center in Chipley at 850.638.2828.


triggers include: emotional stress,
chemicals and preservatives in
foods such as MSG and nitrates,
caffeine, changing weather condi-
tions, menstrual periods, fatigue,
skipping meals and changes in
normal sleep patterns.
There are some steps that a
migraine sufferer can take to avoid
getting an attack: go to bed and
wake up at the same time every
day, ihmit caffeine consumpdon.to
two cups of coffee or two caffeinat-
ed sodas a day, do not skip or delay
meals, do not smoke, walk for 30
minutes five times a week, and do
not use pain killers habitually.
Avoid using them more than twice
a week, ,
Also avoid known headache
triggers, practice relaxation exer-
cises or techniques, have a written
plan for treating migraine attacks,
and keep a detailed headache diary
which will help both the patient
and their doctor assess effective
treatments and identify triggers.


individuals with barriers to employ-
ment.
Goals of the BAC include
improving employee recruitment by
creating a supply of workers that
meet employer needs, and to modi-
fy business practices to help work-
ers succeed in the workforce. The
council supports existing indus-
tries and businesses by providing a
direct avenue of community
involvement in both Gulf and
Franklin Counties. ,
Goodwill's incentive is to help
individuals balance a career and
everyday life when re-entering or,
re-adjusting in the workplace after
being unemployed. Skill improve-
ment and support services are pro-
vided to help overcome barriers
that may impede personal self-suf-
ficiency and professional success.
Career service professionals at
Goodwill provide clients with a
solid foundation for repeat career
achievement by providing or assist-
ing with programs such as child-
care, transportation and counsel-
ing. They cater to clients who are
interested in enhancing their
employability by offering basic
skills or soft skills training such as
literacy, math, computer and lan-
guage skills and high school equiv-
alency preparation.
Classes in family dynamics,


money management and health
ensure that Goodwill clients have
the training to live rewarding lives
both at home and at work.
Goodwill is looking for local
business community-minded
employers who are interested in
serving on Goodwill's
Gulf/Franklin County BAC. Two
prime council representatives
include Sandra Chafm, executive
director of the Gulf County
Chamber of Commerce and
Johanna White, community execu-
tive/vice president of Capital City
Bank in Port St. Joe.
'For more, information on
Goodwill services of the BAC, con-
tact Diane Lauer, coordinator of the
Goodwill Gulf Coast Division's CDC
at 850.522.3900 ext. 208 or
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Geoffery Helms Selected to Attend


National Youth Leaders Conference


Geoffrey Helms, of
Wewahitchka, has been selected to
participate in the National Young
Leaders Conference (NYLC) in
Washington, D.C. from October
14th to 19th. NYLC is a unique
leadership development program
for high school students who have
demonstrated leadership potential
and scholastic merit. Helms will be
one of approximately 350 outstand-
ing scholars from around the coun-
try at the conference.
The theme of NYLC is The
Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the
Leaders of. Today. Throughout six
days, Helms will interact with key
elected officials, political
appointees and newsmakers in an
exploration of the three branches of
government, the news media, and
the international community.
SHighlights of past conferences
have included welcoming remarks
from the floor of the U.S. House of


Representatives and a panel dis-
cussion with prominent journalists
at the National Press Club, in addi-
tion to meeting with senators and
representatives or appointed staff
members to discuss important
issues facing the nation.
To complement the schedule of
special meetings and briefings,
Helms will also participate in a
number of leadership skill-building
activities and simulations. In one
role-play activity titled If I Were
President, students act as the pres-
ident and cabinet members
responding to an international cri-
sis. Students also participate in
Testing the Constitution, in which
they examine actual Supreme
Court cases. The conference culmi-
nates with the Model Congress, in
which scholars assume the roles of
U.S. Representatives, and debate,
amend and vote on proposed mock
legislation.


Commodity Distributions

Set For October 22 and 24


U.S. Department of Agriculture
surplus commodities will be dis-
tributed to eligible area residents
on October 22nd and 24th. The
foods will be distributed at the
Washington Improvement Group
(WIG) Building, 198 Peters Street
in Port St. Joe and the Community
Building in Wewahitchka. The dis-
tribution in Port St. Joe will be on
Tuesday, October 22nd from 1:00
p.m until 3:00 p.m. EST, and the
distribution in Wewahitchka will be
on Thursday, October 24th from
12:00 p.,m. until 2:00 p.m. CST.
Recipients will receive a three
month distribution for the months
of October, November, and
December.
Recipients must have a current
commodity card to receive their
commodities. Recipients are urged
to bring a large grocery bag or box
to put their commodities in. There
will be no'registration at the distri-

Retired Educators

to Meet October 22
Gulf County Retired Ed.ucators,
Association will meet at the Geri
Care facility, Beacon Hill, at 2:00
p.m. ET on October 22nd.


bution centers. Anyone who has
questions concerning their eligibil-
ity or would like to sign up should
call 229-9114, 639-5068, or come
by the Commodity Office in the
Gulf County Courthouse prior to
these dates. Wewahitchka resi-
dents' may- come ,to the Old
Courthouse in- Wewahitchka on
Wednesday, October : 23rd from
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST to cer-
tify for commodities.
Any household whose gross
income is not in excess of the state-
established maximum percentage
of the poverty line for the appropri-
ate household size or who can,
prove their eligibility for food
stamps, Aid to Families with
Dependent Children (AFDC),
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI), or Medicaid is eligible to
receive the USDA foods.
Documents accepted as proof of
eligibility include proof of eligibility'
in the above programs. As an alter-
native to providing such docu-
ments, a household may simply
complete an application giving total
household income.
Rules for acceptance and par-
ttcipation in the program are the:
same for e\eryorie without regad
to race. color, national origin, age,
sex, or disability .


CYCL is a nonprofit, nonparti-
san educational organization.
Founded in 1985, the Council is
committed to fostering and inspir-
ing young people to achieve their
full leadership potential. More than
400 members of the U.S. Congress
join this commitment by serving on
the CYLC Honorary Congressional
Board of Advisors. In addition,
more than 40 embassies partici-
pate in the Council's Honorary
Board of Embassies.
For more information, visit the
website at www.cylc.org.

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home health agency in Florida and
quality measures such as improve-
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pain when moving around. Nursing
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By Austin Horton
As I sit down to write this
week's edition of Shark Talk, I am
impatiently awaiting the three days
students will have away from
school for Fall Break. Every night I
go to bed dreading the next time
6:45 rolls around, bringing my
tiom and dad practically dragging
me out of my bed. The 13th, 14th,
and 15th will be very much appre-
ciated by all students in Gulf
County.
With hunting season almost in
full effect, Mr. Wilder would like to
reemphasize the school's zero toler-
ance policy for firearms and ammu-
lition. Bows and arrows also apply
to this rule, so please leave them at


College-bound high school stu-
dents who want to take the ACT
test for college admissions have,
tiio chances to register before the
December 13th national test date.
The postmark registration deadline
is Friday, November 7th. There is
also a late registration postmark
deadline on November 20 (an addi-
tional fee is required for late regis-
tration). Students can get informa-
tion from their high school coun-
selor or ,.register online at
www.act.org.
S ACT scores are accepted by vir-
tually all colleges in the nation,

Textbooks Available at

PSJ Middle School
SPort St. Joe Middle School
must make room so it's out with
the old textbooks that are taking
up space.
SAnyone who.is interested in
free used textbooks, please stop by
the school office between October
16th;-and 29th. Removal must be
completed by the end of the school
day on October 29th.

GCCC's Culinary

Classic Planned


Gulf Coast Community
College's Culinary Classic, which
has traditionally been held in the
latter part of September will take
place February 19, 2004.
This gastronomic classic show-
cases area restaurants by provid-
ing the public with samples -of
items typically found on restaurant
menus, as well as the chefs special
creations. It i expected entertain-
ment will be provided as \well and
advance tickets \%ill be made avail-
able as usual.. -
For additional information. call
872-3846

Funding

Available to

Assist North

Florida Elders
The Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida announces the avail-
ability of Emergency Home Energy
Assistance for the Elderly Program
(EHEAEP), fund for eligible house-
holds in the following counties:
Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, and Washington. The
EHEAEP can, provide assistance
with heating cnsis from October 1
until March 31,. 2004, or until
funding is exhausted.
Eligibility criteria includes, but
is not limited to: at least one person
age 60 or older must reside in the
home, the total household income
must not exceed 150% of the feder-
al poverty level, proof of income of
all household members must be
verifiable, and energy crisis must
be verified by an energy provider.
The EHEAEP can be accessed
by calling the Elder Helpline at 1-
800-963-5:337 Callers will be
directed to the nearest application
site. For further information, con-
tact Sherice Simmons, Information
and Referral Specialist, at (850)
488-0055, ext; 228.


home!
The 9th grade health class took
a field trip Thursday, October 2nd,
to visit the Gulf County Courthouse
and took part in a court hearing.
After several trials, the students
took a tour of the Gulf County Jail.
In their tour, students learned how
the prisoners are admitted and the
conditions in which they live. After
the tour, students learn how the
computers in the Sheriffs office
work and some of the amazing
capabilities these computers hold.
To unwind from an exciting, yet
educational morning, they were
able to relax at Frank Pate Park.
Homecoming is October 24th
and Coach Palmer would like for


including all Ivy League schools.
The ACT is a curriculum-based
achievement test, not an aptitude
test. There are four sections, cover-
ing English, reading, math and sci-
ence. The tests cover material that
students study in high school.
ACT scores are considered by
colleges for admissions and course
placement, along with several other
important factors including high
school GPA, college prep courses
taken in high school, extracurricu-
lar activities, personal background
and other information. The test fee
is $26 ($29 in Florida).
To learn more about the ACT
Assessment, including registration
forms and test locations, contact
the high school counselor or go to
the ACT website (www.act.org),
which also offers helpful informa-
tion including test-prep advice,
sample tests and a free financial
aid needs calculator.


everyone who is able to come and
cheer on the Tiger Sharks. This
year, the game will kick off at 7:30
p.m. eastern and Port St. Joe will
host the Sharks of Apalachicola. Go
out to show your pride in Port St.
Joe as they march on to victory.
Before I know it, Port St. Joe
High School will be nothing to me
but a lifetime's worth of memories.
As the graduating class of 2004
walks across the stage, we will
begin a whole new life that I am


confident our friends, family, and
school have prepared us for. Stand
strong and bold for the Purple and
Gold!
P.S. Congratulations to the
girls on the 2003-2004
Homecoming Court: Kelsie Avent,
Becky Belin, Rachel Bixler, Shawna
Bond, Shanna Collier, Jessica
Ford, Lesley Hall, Ashley McAlister,
Ali McKeithen, Melissa Nixon, and
Hayley Quintana.


ttie


__^ii^ ^ton's 'Tat''
News Column Faith
Christian School


This is a beautiful time of the
year and a wonderful time for a
break. Students and teachers will
be back in school Monday, October
20, and report cards for the. first
nine-week period will be sent home
October 23rd.
On October 24th, we will have
early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. due to
Port St. Joe High School's
Homecoming. Extended day will
not be affected.
Students in grades seven
through ten are eagerly anticipat-
ing their annual trip to the Wilds, a
Christian camp in North Carolina,


October 28 31. Please pray for
their safety as they travel, their
enjoyment of all the activities, and
their spiritual growth during this
time.
Faith Christian School now
has a website, www.faithchristian-
school.net. We appreciate the help
of Larry Cocchi in setting it up. The
regular school newsletter will be
online each week.
Make up picture day will be
October 29, and our annual har-.
vest festival will be held November
8th. Mark these two events on your
calendar.


Properties For Sale

By Owner
LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private boat landings $100,000 and up. Also V t
1 acre parcels with deeded access to landing with 100 foot of river frontage adjoining
State Forest $12,500 and up.
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. Hundreds of acres to
choose from. Located in and around Sumatra in developer friendly Liberty County.
Endless possibilities. With zoning already in place. Just 25 miles from coast up Hwy 65.
Prices starting at $6000 per acre. Also have several homes available in area.
670-9133 or 653-5681


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one room or an entire house.
Either way, we'll make selections
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Oct. 16, 2003 Page 9B

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


Unit
Size
6x9
7x9
8 x 10
8x12
8 x 20


Monthly Tax
Rent
$ 79.00 $5.14
$ 89.00 $ 5.79
$ 98.00 $ 6.37
$100.00 $ 6.50
$110.00 $10.40


Total

$ 84.1.4
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


Unit
Size
9.5 x 8
10 x20
12 x16
11 x18


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


Total

$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


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


XN McDOWELL HOME
C-30A, near Indian Pass -
Gulf front


Impressive owner occupied
Gulf front home built in
199-. great landscaping, fab-
ulous view\, Federal flood, ins.
available. MLS#96287. Call
Margaret or Jeff Fletcher,
Realtor't' 866-654-0999.


BARRIEiRDUNES #70 )' 7
Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate townhome with
updated tile fl6ors through- .
out. Beautifully furnished.
MLS#97623.. Call Donria
Murray, Realtor 866-654- -
0999.


S SILVER BULLET
St. Joe Beach First Tier
Room for the whole family
reunion in this updated
home. Two master suites.
Down-stairs set up with its
own kitchenette, bath and
two bedrooms. MLS#95985.
Call Sam Thompson',
Realtor 866-654-0999.


FANTASY FIVE )
Cape San Bias Gulf front
Wide open views from this
spacious home perched right
on the beach. Sleeps 10.


$425,000
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Home already successfully
established in rental manage-
ment program. Furnished
and-ready to go! MNLS#96605.
Call Sam Thompson,
Realtor 866-654-0999.


CAPE SAN BLAS LOTS
First & Second tier Seacliffs Drive, Lot E + E Pristine property near
Secluded Dunes. $450,000. MLS#96845.
First Tier Bluewater Drive, near St. Joseph's State Park! Lot has deed-
ed beach access via shared boardwalk. $380,000. MLS#97465.

Seven offices conveniently located to serve you:


4693 Cape San Bias Road (C30E)
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
850-229-2777 866-654-0999-
.119 Franklin Boulevard
St. George Island, FL 32328
850-927-3177 800-525-4793
314 St. James Street (Hwy. 98)
Carrabelle, FL 32322
850-697-9000 800-613-5962


1200 Highway 98 6260 Highway 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410 St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
850-648-2020 866-692-3224 850-647-3333 800-411-3717
169 Gramercy Plantation 82 Sixth Street (& Hwy. 98)
Eastpoint, FL 32328 Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-670-8000 800-409-3204 850-653-3333 800-624-3964
Olivier Monod, CEO
Certified Commercial
Investment Member


Aitcor ge3altLc & u Aurtc Cc.
www.florlda-beach.com


Registration Deadline November

7th For High School ACT Test


State License Contractor CAC 18 13747
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Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
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1993 Ford Tempo GL, 4 door
2.3L, 4 cylinder, automatic
power seat-windows-doors,
cruise control, am/fm with
cassette 63,136 mi. Asking
$1,895.00 653-9636 John &
Betty Nash. ltplO/16

1998 Nissan Altima GLE. 4
door, leather, one owner,
loaded, new condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc10/16

2000 Chevy Astro Van, white,
fully equipped, exc. cond.
front and rear air, radio-CD
and cassette. 648-5774.
4tpl0/16

2000 Toyota Camry SLE. 2
door, AT, AC, V6, sunroof,
leather, loaded, 50,000 one-
owner miles. $14,400. 960-
4464. ltc10/16

2000 RM 250 Dirt bike, runs
great. $2,500 647-6149.
4tpl0/16

1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one.owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
ltclO/16

1985 Chevy Van G-20, recent
engine & transmission, front
and rear AC, very clean
inside and out. No rust
$3000. Call (850) 647-5884.
2tpl0/16

2000 Mazda 626 ES. AT. AC,
V6, one owner, 40,000 miles,
new condition, must see.
$8750. 960-4464. ltc10/16

1999 Yamaha 250 Bear
Tracker 4Wheeler. New rear
tires, runs great, $1,900.
Days 229-8251 ask for
Tommy 827-2618 nights.
1tp10/16

2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40,000 miles, one owner,
leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. $9650. 960-4464.,
ltc10/16

1997 25' Holiday Rambler
Alum-lyte T/T. Like new
fiberglass and aluminum
construction. Includes stabi-
lizer hitch. $10,900 obo.
648-8201 tfcl0/16

1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. $3750. 960-
4464. ltclO0/16


1990 Chevrolet 4x4 350
engine 170k mi. runs great.
$3,500 obo call 647-2976.
2tpl0/9

1997 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT, AC, V6, excellent condi-
tion. $4950. 960-4464.
ltc10/16

1983 Ford F150. Extended
cab. Many extras. Eddie 648-
5992. 1996 Jayco R/V
Popup. Sleeps 8. 5th &
Maryland. Mexico Beach.
2tpl0/9

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc10/16

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 4 door, 4X4, V8,
excellent condition, clean,
one owner. $4750. 960-4464.
ltc10/16

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

1997 Mercury Gran Marquis.
4 door, loaded, one owner,
low miles. $4250. 960-4464.
ltc10/16

1998 Toyota Corolla LE. AT,
AC, 4 door, excellent condi-
tion, one owner. $4950. 960-
4464. Itc10/16






21 ft. Twin Vee, 115
Evenrude Ocean Pro,
Galvanized Trailer, VHS
Radio, 2 12 gal. fuel tanks,
$8,650 call 648-5363.
ltplO/16

Skini-water 16, 88spl, fast,
dry flatsboat, fish finder,
trailer $5995. (850) 227-
1067. 2tplO/2

For S'ale 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






MEXICO BEACH Year old
house on the canal with cov-
ered boat slip, 6 minutes
from gulf fishing, walking
distance to beach. Two bed-
rooms, two & half baths,
fully furnished, all appli-
ances, cable TV. Available for
long term rentals beginning
Dec. 1. 6 or more mo. $995
monthly. Call 850-229-7799.
2tc10/16


Vacation Rental 2BR/
1.5BA, furnished town house
by St. Joseph Bay Golf
Course. $250 per wk. or
$600 per mo. plus/utilities.
Deposit req. Available. Dec.
1. Also available for long
term. Call 1-850-2291-6738.
2tpl0/16

Town home Large bedroom
w/private bath ,& balcony.
Furnished or unfurnished.
Satellite TV. & DSL provided.
In town location. Please call
229-1711. tfcl0/16

2BR/2BA Mobile home com-
pletely furnished w/carport
and storage shed. Less than
2 blocks to the beach. $650
mo. Call 648-4649.2tpl0/16

Beacon Hill Adorable
3BR/2BA, furnished beach
cottage. Available thru April.
$1,000 per mo. 647-8317.
4tc10/16

Nice 2BR/1BA mobile home,
gas heat, electric air, nice
level lot, w/large back deck,
free lawn care included in
rent. No Pets. $200 deposit.
$395 mo. Toll Free 877-874-
8001. ltclO/16

2BR/1BA unfurnished on,
1/2 acre lot in the Overstreet
area. $400 mo. $300
dep.Phone 648-8616, Cell
819-4610. ltplO/16

Unfurnished trailer 1 block
from beach. 3BR/1.5BA
$450 plus deposit. Tenant
pays all utilities. W/D
hookup. 647-5325. ltpl0/16

Mexico Beach 3BR/1BA
home, 102 Hwy 98 overlook-
ing beach. The last renter
loved it so much he stayed 8
years! Screened porch and
deck w/ beautiful view.
Central heat/air, laundry
room w/ washer/dryer.
10X20 ltd. storage
shed/workshop included.
Unfurn. $900 per.,.n, 1st
and last mo. rent inequired.
229-1305 ;; l tclO/16

2 Bedroom Trailer in
Highland View. $300 rent
$300 Deposit. Call Dona
227-9363. 2tpl0/16

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-
iushed units available. For
more info call k50-229-2706
3tp10/9

Retail Storefront downtown
Reid Ave. approx 900 sq. ft.
$650/mo. 229-9333.tfc10/9
Mexico Beach 3BR/2BA
mobile home
washer/dryer hook up.
SWater, garbage, and cable
included. 1st and last
month rent required. 648-
5033. 2tpl0/9


-In Wewa 2BR/1Ba $325 a
mo. plus security deposit.
639-5721. 2tc10/9

Very nice 1BR/1BA unfurn
gulfview 'apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call Karen at 850-
648-1113. 3tpl0/2

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. tf6/5

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, I 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tree/s






Unfinished Furniture @
REEVES
Furniture & Refinishing Shoppe
234 Reid Avenue
Quality Refinishing since 1982
Call John Reeves at 229374


Good' Used Furniture.
Dining Room; Ll\ing Roojm:
Bedroom, and more. Call
229-8058 if interested.
2tpl0/16

Furniture Repair
Table shaky? Chair
unsteady? Bring it to Brook.
We also custom build. 648-
4487. 1tp10/16

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
ltplO/9





Moving Sale 1804 Marvin. Fri
and Sat. Oct. 17 and 18.
Cancelled in Rain. tp 10/16


The Hope Family Worship
Center Youth will have a yard
sale on October 18 from
9a.m. till. Rain or shine.
'The church is located at
2001 Garrison Ave. and the
sale will be held in the
Fellowship Hall. The doors
will open at 9 a.m. Itpl0/16

Multi Family yard sale.
Saturday 10/18/03. 908
16th St. Rain Cancels.
ltp10/16

Garage sale Saturday, Oct
18th 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. ltplO/16

Yard Sale at 222 Whiting St.
(Highland View) turn at
Carpet Country 8-till. Sat
Oct. 18 glassware, antique
table and chairs, lots of flow-
ers, clothes, household
goods. what knots. Rain or
Shine. ltp10/16

Craft & Rummage sale Sat.
Oct 25 8 ICT. Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church. 15th St.
Mexico Beach. No Early
Birds. Craft tables for rent at
$10.00. For info call Geri
647-3438. 2tp10/16

4 family yard sale. Sat. Oct
18. 2254 Parker Ave. HV.
Lots of misc. items. 8-12
noon. No Early Birds Please.
ltp10/16

Fri & Sat Oct 17 and 18.
Antiques and more. 5th and
Maryland, Mex. Beach, 501
Maryland. 648-4065.
ItplO/16

Yard Sale 8:00 am 12:00.
528 4th St. Coats, clothes,
collectibles, dishes, glass-
ware,' jewelry, hooks, and
other misc. 3 families.
ItplO/16

Blue 3 seater Sofa bed (near-
ly new) Bedroom suite (dress-
er, chest drawers, king size
bed) Rowbike "Scott Olson"
New. Single folding bed 2
bedside cabinets. Large office
desk, blue recliner,
wood/fabric chair. Tel: 647-
,3322 Call Wed. or after
Saturday. ltcl0/16






Part time distributor need-
ed. Homes for sale magazine
needs a person to place mag-
azines in racks.
Transportation required.
$200 $300/mno. call Bob
866-577-4262. 2tp10/16


CALL 227.1278 TO PLACE
YOUR AD IN THE STAR!!!


St. Joseph Bay Country
Club is seeking applicants
for club house manager posi-
tion. Requires experience in
restaurant and bar manage-
ment, bookkeeping and office
skills. Responsible for hiring,
supervising and scheduling
staff. for seven day work
week. Must be capable of
establishing excellent public
relations and rapport with
club members and supervi-
sors. Applications may be
picked up at 700 Country
Club Rd or mail resume to
St. Joseph Bay Country
Club, Attention: Helen
Prophater, P O Box 993, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. 3tc10/16

A&A HomeCare, Inc. is cur-
rently accepting applications
for a Home Health Aide and a
full-time RN Case Manager.
A&A is an EOP and a drug-
free workplace. Call 227-
3331 for more information or
apply in person at 452 East
4th St. in Port St. Joe.
License# HHA299991819.
2tcl1/16

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Broadband Level: HOME
HEALTH AIDES L1
Broadband Code: 31-1011-1
Pay Band: 02
Class Title: HEALTH SUP-
PORT AIDE
Class Code: 5505
Position Number: 995505
Closing Date: 10/20/2003
Location: Port St. Joe
County: GULF
Annual Salary: $14,555.20
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVE.
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850)227-1276
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.
.,Special Notes: **FINGER-
PRINTING- & O/T DUE;TO
EMERGENCY, DUTIES
REQUIRED. POSITION IS
BASED IN PORT ST. JOE
SCHOOLS. THIS IS A' 10-
MONTH OPS POSITION,
(SCHEDULED TO WORK
WHILE SCHOOLS ARE IN
SESSION). 40 HOURS PER
WEEK AT $8.27 PER HOUR,
$661.60 BIWEEKLY,
$14,555.20 ANNUAL
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. ltc10/16

Foreman's Painting &
Remodeling needs 1st class
painter/carpenter. (850) 647-
3444. 2tpl0/9

Now taking applications for
experienced bartender. Apply
at the Wonder Bar, St Joe
Beach. tfcl0/2


Wanted Experienced Class
A or B CDL driver Big Wheel
Recycling 1420 Industrial
Road. Port St. Joe, FL 229-
7717. 2tpl0/16

Help Wanted: Full time
inside and outside sales posi-
tion. Apply in person at
Wallace Pump & Supply at
824 15th St., Mexico Beach,
FL. Serious applicants only
Please. tfcl0/16

Real Estate Agent &
Vacation. Reservationist
wanted. Call 227-7879 or
Apply at 623 35-C30 A.
2tpl0/16

Wildlife Technician FL
Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Com. 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 10/25/03) 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

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 butnotrequired. Call
John (850)' 628-8704 7am-
7pm. :.: .:':.:,:"'; 3tpl0. 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. tfclO/2

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

REPORTER POSITION The
Star- .and Apalachicola '
Carrabelle Times nre s.pa-
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 0. Box 308, Port St. Joe Fl.
32457. tfc7/3


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

Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, phrt.oshop. freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowr.ledgie in s-stemn- opera-
ton. dioital 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 tfcl0/2

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
t. fc6/5

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

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 Beagle, female, llyrs
old. brown, black and white.
St Joe Beach, Beacon Hill
Area 648-4995. ltclO/16






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


Je.welry store rL\tures and
Sinventory. Gounm out of busi-
ness The 'Jewelry Chest
229-7777. After 5pm call
647-8052. 3tclO/16

For Sale Layton 34' 5th
Wheel. Great condition. Can
see at Lot 17, El Governor RV
Park. 648-4098. 2tpl0/16

Gun Safe for sale. Will hold
25 60" Tall- 30"W-22"D 227-
1120. ltp10/16


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

Under New Management

SVoice/TTY Access 1,f
(352) 472-3952 2cS









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



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On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASK ABOUT FREE
MONTH'S RENT!


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For RentDowntown
1,2 Downtown
bedroom apts. Apalachicola
PINE RIDGE APTS., Orman Building
125 Venus Dr., Port Commercial Space
St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451 available for lease
Central heat and air on Hwy 98.
On-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities Call 653-1058

) Voice/TTY Access Or e-mail
(352) 472-3952 1 gkadkins@hotmail.cxmi


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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
Of: 228 Reid Ave. Stree, Port St Joe,n F BEACH
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone STORAGE
785-9777 After Hours Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach
FOR RENT OR LEASEoe each
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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229-POOL (7665) www.pristine-pool.com






Screen Rooms Carports

SAluminum Railing

Florida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
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A-i QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood sS Vinyl*
BOATLIFTS Concrete
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *

OUR DOCKS SURVIVED I::': r 1 IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS : -PAY TO CUT CORNERS!
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THE STAR PORT ST. JOE 2003 PAGE llB


MINUTES

GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


2003 ESB Grande 1600 (16
bulb) tanning bed. Electronic
timer, face/arm tanner and
runs off 110 current. Bought
new in April and only has 20
hours on bulbs. Asking
$1,800.00 obo. Call 229-
8806. 2tpl0/16

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. 3tplO/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 639-54011 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. 4tpl0/2







House for Sale. 1804 Marvin
Ave. 229-6743. 2tpl0/16

Custom built home 2001 by
Corbell Construction. .Deed
restricted' Palm Ridge
Subdivision, St. Joe Beach.
10' ceiling, large windows,
Italian tile floors, large 75' x
225' lot. 1749 heat/cool.
3BR/2BA w/garage. Too
many extras to list.
$288,000. 850-647-6110.
4tcl0/16

Beautiful 75' x 100' lot with
14' x 76' mobile home in St.
Joe Beach, only 3 blocks
from gulf. $110,000 will coh-
sider owner financing with
$20,000 down. Additional
adjacent lot with shop also
available. 647-8033 or 239-
470-4564. 2tpl0/16

Spectacular Value on St. Joe
Bay at Simmons Bayou on C-
30. Spacious (4200 sq. ft.)
3bed/2 bath, soaring great
room, ,0 .cheFs kitchen.
encloat f- garage. huge deck
Landscaped lot. fihuitg0oiid.
and bay frontagef Federal
Flood Available. Residential
or commercial use.
$415,000. Owner 227-7234.
ltc10/16


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75' x 100' with 24' x 30' shop
in St. Joe Beach 3 blocks
from the Gulf $79,900 will
consider owner financing.
647-8033 or 239-470-4564.
2tp10/16

Very nice corner lot with new
septic. A 2BR trailer. 1200 ft.
from water in Highland view.
$80,000 227-9115.2tp10/16

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. 4tclO/9

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 Florida-Style" frame
house. Original wood floors,
walls, windows, 3 bedroom,
1 bath, asking $25,00.
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. tfc10/2

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

HOUSE 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. o tfc6/5







NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
.-Ta 'E 1. r, ret. _,..I- r-,: pur d 1 1u -
'.:,,r A i- ll" ,:. r ..:.j :.n -.-
26th day ofAugust, 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 111 1979 Aqua Glastron


17' fiberglass boat, Identifi-
cation number
GLA991S9M79F, 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
St. Joe, Florida, County of Gulf, State
of Florida, October 31, 2003 at the
hour of 10:00 A.M., Eastern Daylight
Time, or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble. I will offer for sale all the said
defendant's, John R. Stomp D/B/A
J.R.'s Electric Co., right, title and
interest in the aforesaid personal prop-
erty, at public auction and will sell the
same, subject to taxes, all prior liens,
encumbrances and judgements, if any
to the highest and best bidder for
CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be
applied as far as may be to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above described execution.
/s/ Frank McKelthen
As Sheriff
Publish Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, & 16.
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPA-
NY, INC.
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ASSO-
CIATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLTON LYLES, et al,
Defendant(s)
CASE NO. 2003-210-CA
DIVISION
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated September 30, 2003
and entered in Case NO. 2003-210-CA
of the Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
GULF County, Florida wherein CITIFI-
NANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC.
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO ASSO-
CIATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES,
INC., is the Plaintiff and CARLTON
LYLES: JANICE LYLES: are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at LOBBY OF
THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM EST, on the 30th day of
October, 2003, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOTS 52, 53, 54, 56, AND 57 OF
MACKS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA AS
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT. GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK
i, PAGE 14.,
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERETO
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
1988 Special: VIN #
FLFLH70A15368SE; TITLE:
50874086
A/K/A 267 LAKE GROVE ROAD,
WEWATHITCHKA, FL 32464
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on September 30, 2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham
Clerk of the Circuit Court
/s/ T. Knox
Deputy Clerk
publish October 16 and 23, 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 Si., Blvd., Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
addressss "df'the personal''ep~isenta-
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 OFTHE 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED 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
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that Bayou
Storage, pursuant to FS83.806, will
dispose of or offer for sale after 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 from
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 Officeof 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, FLORIDA
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 thls 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, FLORIDA
By:/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest:/s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
publish October 9 and 16. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
L.Z HENDERSON
Deceased,
File No.: 03-059PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of L.Z.
Henderson, deceased, whose date of
death was August 25, 2003, File
Number 03-059PR, 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 decedent 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE .OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication Of this
notice is Ocober 16, 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Mel C. Magldson, Jr.
Attorney for Bill J. Rich, Sr.
Florida Bar No. 261629
528 Sixth Street
P.O. Box 340
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-7800
Personal Representative:
/s/ Bill J. Rich, Sr.
109 Allen Memorial Way
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
publish October 16 and 23, 2003
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
THE GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Purpose and Effect: The Gulf County
School Board proposes to amend and
adopt policies, as provided for in the
'Administrative Procedures Act, for the
purpose of bringing said policies into
compliance with Florida Statutes and
State Board of Education Rules.
Summary: The following Is a brief
description" of each.proposal change.
2.26 School Improvement and
Education Accountability
2.261 Family and School Partnership.
for Student Achievement
2.70 Prohibiting Discrimination,
Including Sexual and Other Forms of
Harassment
3.50 Public Information and Inspection
of Records
3.90 Charter Schools (Option 1)
4.10 The Curriculum
4.13 Dropout Prevention Program
4.21 Instructional Materials Selection
(Option 1)
4.45 Chaperones for School Functions
4.71 Participation of Home Schooled
Students in Extracurricular Activities
5.10 Requirements for Original Entry
5.31 Student Detention, Search, and
Seizure
5.32 Zero Tolerance for School Related
Crimes
~,j r .iuJ.er.. i ,a.i. or HrHI Dsease
I-,pU., r, 2i .'
6.144 Educational Paraprofessionals
and Aides
6.145 Substitute Teachers
6.172 License of School Bus Driver
6.22 Teaching Out-of-Field
6.531 Deferred Retirement Option
Program ("DROP")
6.541 Annual/Vacation Leave
6.545 Military Leave
6.90 Personnel Files
7.20 Accounting and Control


ProceduresE


Procedures
7.37 Bonded Personnel
7.40 Fund-Raising for School Projects
and Activities
7.50 Payment of Voucher/Invoices
7.70 Purchasing and Bidding
7.71 Selecting Professional Services
(Option 1)
7.72 Acquisition, Use and Exchange of
School Property
7.74 Lease and Lease-Purchase of
Land, Facilities and Equipment
8.10 Safety (Option 1)
8.14 Inspections
8.34 Transportation Liability
8.37 Seat Belts
8.39 Vehicle Maintenance Program
8.40 General Food Service
Requirements (Option 1)
8.502 Prequaliflcation of Contractors
for Educational Facilities Construction
Economic Impact: These proposals
will result in no direct costs associated
with implementation.
IF REQUESTED, A HEARING WILL BE
-HELD AT:
Time: 6:00 P.M., E.T.'
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Place: Gulf County School Board
150 Middle School Road
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
The entire text of the, proposed rules
can be inspected during regular office
hours at the Gulf County School Board
Office, 150 Middle School Road, Port
St. Joe, FL.
Special legal authority under which the
adoption is authorized and the law
being implemented and Interpreted are
made specific.
The addition and changes are proposed
by Charles Temple Watson, Director of
Support Services and approved for con-
sideration by Jerry E. Kelley,
Superintendent.
Amendments: See above
publish October 16, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 03-203
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED
NOVEMBER 1, 2001 MORGAN STAN-
LEY DEAN WITTER CAPITAL I INC,
TRUST 2001-NC3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NANCY JOANN HILL A/K/A JOANN
HILL, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated the 30th day of September, 2003,
and entered in Case No. 03-203, of the
Circuit Court of the 14th .Judicial,
Circuit in and for Gulf Couaty, Florida,
wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND 'SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2001
MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER
CAPITAL I INC, TRUST 2001-NC3 is
the Plaintiff and NANCY JOANN HILL
A/K/A JOANN HILL; ROBERT HILL:
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at. the FRONT. LOBBY OF
COURTHOUSE at the Gulf County
Courthouse, in PORT ST. JOE, Florida,
11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of October,
2003, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 120, ST. JOE
ADDITION, UNIT NO. 9, TO
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE OFFICIAL MAP THERE-
OF ON FILE IN THE OFFICER
OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT
COUNTY, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 2101 MONUMENT
AVENUE, PORT ST. JOE, FL
'32456
I,-IniaqoDrdance with the Americans with
SDisabilities Act of 1990(ADA),'.disabled
persons who, because of their disabili-
ties, need special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at 1000
5th.Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or
Telephone (850) 229-6113 prior to
such proceeding.
Dated this 10th day of October, 2003
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
/s/ By: Betty Justice
Deputy Clerk
publish October 16 and 23. 2003


AUGUST 18, 2003 CONTINUED
BEACH DRIVING ORDINANCE
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed Eglin Air Force's concerns
regarding the recently adopted
Ordinance No. 2003_09, and rec-
ommended that the board submit
a letter to the Sheriffs Office and
Eglin Air Force to specify that the
ordinance is for beach property
only. Upon motion by
Commissioner Fox, second by
Commissioner McLemore, and
unanimous (4_0) vote, the Board
approved this request.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous (4_0)
vote, the Board approved the fol-
lowing Special Project Payments.
Dist. III Gulf County Search &
Rescue $500.00
P.S.J. Varsity Football Team
$500.00
White City Fire Department
$500.00
Dist. V Gulf County Search &
Rescue $500.00
P.S.J. Varsity Football Team
$500.00
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
Chairman Barnes discussed the
Board's previous request for
E.D.C. Director McNair to look
into helping Gulf Pines Hospital
with grant funding. E.D.C.
Director McNair appeared before
the Board to discuss the meet-
ings that he had with Gulf Pines
SHospital owner Hubert Steeley.
the meeting at 5:41 p.m., E.D.T.>
He reported that the hospital was
asked to provide a business plan.
He also reported that a business
that has filed bankruptcy can not
receive grant funding through the
County. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Traylor, E.D.C.
Director McNair stated that his
office has not received the hospi-
tal's financial report. After further
discussion regarding there being
no grant funds available for busi-
nesses that have filed bankrupt-
cy, Commissioner McLemore
stated that Gulf Pines Hospital is
the largest private employer in
Gulf County, and they are not
able, to meet payroll.
Commissioner Traylor discussed
paying the employees and the
Ceruiicate of Need io oper te the
hospital. He also discussed help-
ing Gulf Pines Hospital employ-
ees find other jobs. Upon request
by Chairman Barnes, County
Attorney McFarland read letters
from Bay Medical Center and
Sacred Heart Health System
regarding job openings. After dis-
cussion by members of the Board
regarding payroll, filing for unem-
ployment, and the bankruptcy
schedule, Susan Blevins, of Gulf
Pines Hospital, appeared before
the Board to discuss the hospi-
tal's finances and requested that
the Board (1) abate the hospital's
ad_valorem tax; (2) hire a new
E.M.S. Medical Director, and (3)
help the hospital recoup the cost
of indigent_care. E.M.S. Director
McGuffin discussed the E.M.S.
protocols regarding patient trans-
porting. 'After; discussion and
request by Ms. Blevins for a letter
of support for the hospital,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to table this request.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, the motion
passed unanimously. Past and
present employees of Gulf Pines
Hospital appeared before the
Board to discuss the payroll situ-
ation, loyalty to the patients and
co_workers; and the reputation of


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the hospital. Ed Rude, bankrupt-
cy attorney for Mr. Steeley (owner
of Gulf Pines Hospital), appeared
before the Board to discuss the
bankruptcy schedule and the
payroll schedule. He also dis-
cussed a plan that would help the
hospital get out of debt and also
discussed the possibility of some-
one purchasing the hospital.
After further discussion by the
members of the Board and Mr.
Steeley, Commissioner Peters
motioned to submit a letter of
support for Gulf Pines Hospital.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor voting no.
There being no further discus-
sion, the meeting did then
adjourn at 7:26 p.m.,'E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK


PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 26, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Carmen L. McLemore and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
entered the meeting at 5:33 p.m.,
E.D.T.>
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland.
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Bedky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Administrator
Staff Assistant Denise Manuel,
Building Inspector Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management/9 11
Coordinator Marshall Nelson,
Public Works Director Gerald
Shearer, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee, and
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford
Chairman Barne- called the
meeting to order at 5:33 p.m.,
E.D.T.
BUDGET
Charles Weston, of the Budget
Review Committee, appeared
before the Board to discuss the
Budget Review Committee's rec-
ommendations. Traylor entered the meeting at
5:33 p.m., E.D.T.> Commissioner
Traylor reported that the Budget
Review Committee has already
presented their recommenda-
tions, and -the Board has
approved them. Mr. Weston dis-
cussed lowering the village rate
for tax reduction. He reported
that the Budget Review
Committee recommendation is to
reduce the proposed budget by
1.35%. Commissioner Traylor
discussed the Public Works
Department budget. Mr. Weston
discussed meeting with the
Commissioners, and stated that
Public Works has agreed to
, reduce., .their ,.budget by
$150,000.0:' After discussion by
members of the Board, 'Mr.
Weston discussed the commit-
tee's recommended budget cuts
(Public Works, Road & Bridge,
Cash Carry Forward, 1% reduc-
tion across the board, medical
insurance, vacation sell back,
Special Projects, GIS Mapping,

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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


E.D.C.. Chamber of Commercel.
He also discussed short and long
term goals. Commissioner
McLemore discussed the
2004_05 Budget and healthcare
benefits. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Fox, Deputy
Clerk/Budget & Finance Director
Norris reported that the health-
care policy is estimated to
increase up to 15% next year.
Commissioner Traylor reported
that the County has not raised
the millage rate, but the School
Board has. He discussed projects
that the County has delayed
because of the lack of funding
(courthouse roof, sheriffs roof,
911 communications, beach
restoration, resurfacing and
paving roads, landfill expansion,
etc.). Public Works Director
Shearer and Road Department
Superintendent Knee presented
the Board photos of equipment
that needs to be replaced. Mr.
Weston discussed the need for a
Capital Equipment Committee.
Chairman Barnes reported that
this issue will be tabled and will
be discussed in the regular meet-
ing.
Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 6:03 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUGUST 26, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,


Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham.
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens. Administrator
Staff Assistant Denise Manuel,
Building Inspector Brad Bailey,
Emergency Management Director
Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, Road
Department Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, Workcrew
Superintendent Luthus Hand,
and Sheriffs Office Major Joe
Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting
to order at 6:09 p.m., E.D.T.
Emergency Management Director
Wells opened the meeting with
prayer, and Chairman Barnes led
the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the Consent
Agenda, after removal of Item #3
(page 19) and the F.B.I.P. Grant
Amendment (Pages 66_67), as fol-
lows:
1. Minutes August 12, 2003 _
Regular Meeting
2. Agreement E.O.C. Project
Modification (12/31/03 Deadline)
**DELETE** 3. Budget
Amendment #9 Unbudgeted
Items ($220,827.00)
4. Change Order #3 New E.O.C.
(Bid #0102_39 Fisher
Construction $1,400.00
Increase)
Change Order #10 2001_02
Road Bond Paving Program (Bid
#0102_13 C.W.
Roberts Contracting $32,500.00
increase)
5. Contract Commodity
Program (2003_04 $499.11)


6. Court Order .F''.Ter to)
Michael T. D'Errico, Ph.D.
(#02_085_CF & #02_172_CF *
$900.00 to be paid from
Account #61016_31002)
_ Payment to Attorney Tanya J.
Higgins (#02_230_CF $983.92 *
to
be paid from Account
#61021_31000)
_ Payment to Attorney Timothy J.
McFarland (#98_110_CF *
$1,121.35 to be paid from
Account #61021_31000)
_ Payment to Attorney Robert S.
Sombathy (#02_285_CF &
#02_298 CF $2,200.62 to be
paid from Account
#67070_31000)
7. Engineering Proposal Gaskin
Park F.R.D.A.P. 2003
($15,000.00)
8. Grant E.M.P.A. Base Grant
(2003_04)
*DELETE** Florida Boating
Improvement Program
Amendment
9. Inventory Overstreet Fire
Dept. (Junk #190_6, #190_11,
#190L18, #190 20, #190
3 & #190_23)
_ Property Appraiser (Junk *
#80_76)
10. Invoice Bay Medical Center
H.C.R.A. (#03115_00381 *
$78.10 to be paid from
Account #5146231500)
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Lighthouse : Keepers Quarters
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Account
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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
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 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
the Gulf County will demonstrate
its commitment to revise and
update its Comprehensive Plan
by transmitting the following
amendments to the land use ele-
ment of the Comprehensive Plan
no later than April 1, 2005:
1. Add Objective 1.9: Gulf County
shall revise its Comprehensive
Plan to update the goals, objec-
tives, policies and future condi-
tions map (future land use map
series).
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 2020,
with current and forecasted con-
ditions, and satisfy data and
analysis requirements.
4. 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 region-
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 date for natural
'resources such as water bodies,
wetlands and listed species;
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
26th day of August, 2003.
_Amending the 2002_03 General
Fund budget to allow for
Unanticipated
Revenue, as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 2003_29
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, has received unanticipat-
ed revenue in the General Fund
for fiscal year 2002_03; and
WHEREAS, said revenue is need-
ed to help pay certain expendi-
tures incurred in fiscal year
2002_03;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. The 2002_03 fiscal year budget
is amended as follows:
GENERAL FUND
Original Amended
. Budget Increase Budget
REVENUES:
Federal Grants:
00131 21001 Drug Abuse
Grant/Sheriff $ 0 $ 41,210 $
41,210
00131 23000 Law Enfr. Block
Grants$ 0 $ 11,146 $ 11.146
00131_39002 Coastal Impact
Asst. Program $ 0 $ 27,351 $
27,351
State Grants:
00134_11000 State Voting


System Asst. $ 0 $ 1,505 $ 1,505
00134_49000 Other Transp.'
Grants $ 0 $1,500,000
$1,500,000
00134_50000 Economic
Development $ 0 $ 425,000 $
425,000
00134_72000 Historical
Restoration Grants $ 0 $ 35,000
$ 35,000
State Payments in Lieu of Taxes:
00136_00000 State Pmts in Lieu
of Taxes $ 0 $ 4,504 $ 4,504
County Officers Fees:
00141 81000 Boating
Improvement Fees $ 0 $ 13,000 $
13,000
EXPENDITURES:
Elections Expense:
24119 54100 Education Costs $
0 $ 1,505$ 1,505
Economic Development:
27555_31000 Professional
Services $ 0 $ 7,000 $ 7,000
27555 63000 Improvements
other than Bldgs. $ 0 $ 418,000 $
,418,000
Law Enforcement Block Grants:
30721_64000 New Equipment $
0$ 11,146$ 11,146
AntiDrug Abuse Grant_Sheriff:
30921_34000 Contractual
Services $ 0 $ 36,210 $ 36,210
30921 49000 Other Current
Chrgs/Obligations$ 0 $ 5,000 $
5,000
DOT: County Incentive Grant
Program: '
40741 31000 Professional
Services $ 0 $ 50;000 $ 50,000
40741_63000 Improvements
other than Bldgs. $ 0 $1,450,000

$1,450,000
Florida Boating Improvement
Program:
41779_63000 Improvements
other than Bldgs. $ 10,000 $
13,000. $ 23,000
Coastal Impact Assistance
Program:
43137_31000 Professional
Services $ 0 $ 8,900 $ 8,900
43137_63000 Improvements
other than Bldgs. $ 0 $ 18,451 $
18,451
Historical Renovation Project:
57573_31000 Professional
Services $ 0 $ 35,000 $ 35,000


County Extension Agent:
63237_12000 Salaries $35,724 $
3,925 $ 39,649
63237 21000 FICA$ 2,215 $ 244
$ 2,459
63237_21500 Medicare $ 518 $
57 $ 575
63237_22000 Retirement $ 2,100
$ 278 $ 2,378
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED by
the Gulf CountyoBoard of County
Commissioners this 26th day of
August, 2003.
(End)

14. S.H.I.P. Rehabilitation
Assistance Kellie Kennington
($18,125.00)
Rehabilitation Assistance
Michael Tiller ($18,125.00)
_Subordination Agreement Eric
McNair/Mortgage Investors
Subordination Agreement _
Kenneth Rogers/Midland
Mortgage
15. Special Projects Payments, as
follows:
Dist. 1 Fisher's Building Supply _
Signs for Catfish Tournament $
20.54
Wewa Peewee Warriors, Football
Cheerleaders $ 250.00
(To correct 8/12/03 was listed
as football team)
Dist. 2 Houston Paper &
J.anitorni Supply_ D-ed LaJ.es
Park $ 10 4.33
Wewa Peewee. Warriors Football
Cheerleaders $ 250.00
(To correct 8/12/03 was listed
as football team)
Dist. 5 Domestic Violence Task
Force $ 500.00
Marilyn Witten Scholarship Fund
$ 500.00
South Gulf County Volunteer Fire
Department $ 400.00
(End)

16. Travel F.A.C.V.B. Annual
Meeting (09/11_13/03 *
Tallahai Seel
17; Invoice Panama Court
Reporting .(#989 08 13_03 *
$1,358.00 / #993 06_02_03
* $1,022.40 to be paid from var-
ious Court Reporter line items)
TO BE CONTINUED


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