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Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
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Creation Date: October 23, 2003
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Art & Wine Festival
Record Numbers.... Pg. 16A

Port St. Joe High School
Homecoming Court.. Pg. 15A

Early Look at
MB Candidates..... Pg. 4A
Law Enforcement News Pg. 14A
Sports .......... Pgs. 12-13A
Society............ Pg. 1-2B
Obituaries ..... Pgs. 16A & 8B
Church News ......... Pg.9B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B



County Looks at


EMS and Waste


Management
It was all about gathering infor-
mation.
During a workshop held on
Monday night in Wewahitchka, the
Gulf County Commission heard
from the public and bounced
around ideas on two central sub-
jects: EMS service in the north end
of the county and trash pick-up in
unincorporated areas.
Commissioners, who have
heard individual complaints about
unsightly trash around the county,
are looking at their options, which
essentially boil down to doing noth-
ing or negotiating with Waste
Management, the contractor for
trash pickup in the county's two
municipalities, to expand service
into incorporated areas.
"The intent is to clean up (some
areas of) the county," said county
administrator Don Butler.
Expanding service could assist
both parties, the county by ridding
itself of unsightly trash in unincor-
porated areas and Waste
Management which could see its
customer base grow.
That, in turn, would mean
spreading costs- dactoss -a larger
population, which could mean cost
savings for current customers.
On the flip side, mandatory
pickup throughout the county
would mean residents in unincor-
porated areas would receive an
extra household bill each month.
Given the workshop nature of
the meeting, no decisions were
made.
A portion of the workshop was
taken up with citizen concerns
about ambulance service to the
north end of the county.
In specific, individuals have
approached commissioners with
concerns about whether personnel
responding to emergencies in the
northern end of the county have
the proper equipment, particularly
if they are arriving with an
Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit.
There are two ALS units in the
south end of the county, one in the
north end, though another unit is
in the process of being upgraded to
an ALS truck for the Wewahitchka
area.
And as was noted during the
workshop, it is roughly 22 miles
from the courthouse in Port St. Joe
to the St. Joseph Peninsula State
Park, and 24 miles from the court-
house to the Wewahitchka city lim-
its.
Therefore, in simple terms, the
coverage at each end of the county
is essentially the same.
What came out of the meeting,
Butler said, was that current emer-
gency ambulance service would
continue to run pretty much as is,
though there is need for clarifica-
tion on some issues.


Gulf Participating in National




Kindergarten Study on Transition


by Tim Croft
Transition.
When it comes to the wee folks,
those five and younger, teaching
how to handle transition, making
transitions as seamless as possi-
ble, is what it's all about.
A national study currently
underway is exploring how proper
planning can impact the transition
from pre-school to kindergarten, a
study that will be based on infor-
mation gleaned from seven sites
around the country.
Those seven include Gulf
County.
Training began this week for
teams from both ends of the coun-
ty comprised of those involved in
early education.
Sponsored by SERVE, a
regional educational research and
development laboratory under the
auspices of the U.S. Department of
Education, and North Florida Child
Development, the goal is to create a
county-wide uniform set of guide-
lines and procedures to enhance
the transition to kindergarten.
"They are going to leave here
with a plan," said Lynn Amwake, a
program specialist with SERVE
based in Tallahassee.
"Our goal is for those who
operate early childhood education
programs to know what the kinder-
garten teachers expect. And it is for
the kindergarten teachers to know
what goes on before (the students)
get to school."
There is also a broader mis-
sion.
At the beginning of this year,
SERVE, through the county's
schbbls; surveyed paieteitr of
incumnng kindergartners, on a host
of issues pertaining to their child's,


and their own, preparation for the
start of school.
Next year, they will again sur-
vey parents of incoming kinder-
gartners in an effort to assess how
formal planning for the transition
to school impacted that transition
and how well children were pre-
pared.
"It's trying to instigate a lot of
new things," Amwake said.
The rationale for the project is
in the numbers.
According to a survey by the
National Center for Early
Development and Learning, teach-
ers report, that 48 percent of chil-
dren have moderate or severe prob-
lems with transitions.
Roughly half of all kindergart-
ners are considered to be not prop-
erly prepared to enter school.
And the impact down the road
of rough transition is borne out in
a host of criteria.
Children learn less quickly,
have more trouble communicating
with teachers and their classmates
and have difficulty following'direc-
tions.
"Children who have academic
and social difficulties in the early
school years are likely to continue
having problems throughout their
school careers and in their later
lives," stated a 1999 report from
the National Center for Early
Development and Learning.
When the nationwide study of
kindergarten transition was pro-
posed, officials at North Florida
Child Development, which operates
Head Start and Early Head Start
programs in several counties,
expressed interest in participating.
-., The.study and there uainmg on
transition planning were missing


pieces in NFCD's ongoing work
with Gulf District Schools in creat-
ing an efficient transition from


early-childhood programs such as line for how we make the
Head Start to kindergarten, transition, the operational piece
"It will be an operational guide- (See KINDERGARTEN on Page 6A)


Jimmy McNeill remembers well the days he flew a B-17 flying fortress during WWII. See story on page 10.



Governor Honors Wewahitchka


as Outstanding Rural Community


by Tim Croft.
Maybe you can judge a commu-
nity by its books after all.
At least that could be one inter-
pretation of Gov. Jeb Bush's recent
recognition of \Vewahitchka as
"Florida's Rural Community of the
Year Award Winner 2003."
The award specifically honored
the construction of the new public
library in Wewahitchka, which was
the fruit of the labors of many of the
town's 1, 783 residents.
By raising more than $500,000
in the community, the library proj-
ect was able to receive matching
state Ilbrary dollars, allowing a
vision to become bricks and mor-
tars.
The Florida Outstanding Rural
Community Award is presented
annually to communities in recog-
nition of just such efforts, projects
which "improve the quality of life of
their citizens."
This year's awards were hand-
ed out during a rural economic
development conference in Palm
Coast.
Marlene McNair, who along
with her husband, Alan, spearhead-
ed the drive for the new library, was
invited, to accept the award.
"I was thrilled to death," McNair
said. "I'm glad somebody recognized
(the town) for that. It's a wonderful
recognition for the contributors. It
took all of us."
The rural community awards
are determined each year in a com-
petitive application process. Along


With a short application, the packet
includes a loose-leaf notebook of
information about the project.
McNair said she included clips
of the many newspaper articles
about the library project, which she
said underscored the number and
variety of community fund-raising
activities and local involvement that
made the dream of a new library a
reality.
"I think the newspaper articles
clinched it," she added.
In addition to the award, the
city of Wewahitchka will also receive
two road signs, which will be placed
at the city limits by the Florida
Department of Transportation and
which recognize the town as a
"Florida Outstanding Rural
Community for 2003."
Additionally, the library fund
received a check for $500.'
"It's very satisfying for us that it
happened," said Alan. McNair. "We.
were very'pleased."
In essence, Wewahitchka tied
for second in the competition for
top honors.
First place went to Liberty
County, named the "Outstanding
Rural Community for 2003" for the
construction of a large community
center.
The town of Espanola in Flagler
County, with just 222 residents,
tied with Wewahitchka and was
honored for a new community cen-
ter and other infrastructure.
"These exceptional rural com-
munities have demonstrated that


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Community efforts to construct a new public library in Wewahitchka
were rewarded recently when Gov. Jeb Bush designated the town as a
"Florida Rural Community of the Year for 2003." The town will have
signs placed at the city limits by the FDOT to recognize the award.


small size and limited resources
can -be overcome to improve the
quality of life for their citizens and
community," Bush said in a pre-
pared statement


Opportunity


Florida Board


of Dir. Meets at


Gulf/Franklin
By: Lynda Bordelon
The Board of Directors of the
eight county coalition of
Opportunity Florida met on
Wednesday, October 21st, at the
Gulf Franklin Campus of Gulf
Coast .Community College. The
Executive Director, Rick Marcum,
challenged members of the board to
meet the challenge of growth in the
area.
According to Marcum,
"Opportunity Florida can be a valu-
able benefit in helping your busi-
ness succeed." The eight county
alliance includes Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson and Washington counties.
Rosemary Woods and David
Freni of PBS&J updated the board
on the corridor study for the Gulf
Coast Parkway project that will link
Highway 98 to Highway 231. They'
also discussed the progress being
made for the alternate beach route.
The environmental surveys should
be completed by January and the
actual design of this roadway can
begin.
Alan McNair, Director of the
Gulf County Economic Develop-
ment Council addressed the board
bringing them up to date on the
progress of job development for the
area including the possibility of the
port being reactivated. McNair
stressed the need for new jobs in
the area to replace those lost over
the last few years.
Information on what Opport-
unity Florida can do to help your
business succeed can be found at
the newly redesigned website
http://www.opportunityflorida.com


Port St. Joe city commissioners
spent nearly an hour prior to their
regular meeting Tuesday evening
taking a look at the possibility of
changing the way the city is man-
aged to a city manager system.
.Tuesday's meeting was the first
step of what would likely be a long
process if the board decided to fol-
low through with the change.
Commissioner John Reeves
requested the workshop'on the city
manager question. He introduced
Bud Farmer and Lee Garner,
"Range Riders" with the Florida
League of Cities who helped outline
what the process would involve.
Farmer was the city manager
for Kissimmee for several years and
Garner is currently the city manag-
er for Chattahoochee. Both have
extensive experience in the field
and as consultants for the League
of Cities.
The consultants volunteer time
to work as advisors and provide
free expert advice. Farmer and
Garner pointed to the coming
growth predicted for this part of the
state of Florida and how important
making right decisions was going
to be during these times.
They agreed to send informa-
tion back to board members on the
City manager process.
Garner gave this bit of advice


to commissioners, "Go through the
budget and find some money to do
this ....It's going to be some of the
best money you can spend."
VICIOUS DOG ATTACKS
Donna Walker approached the
board and relived an episode in
which she bad been attacked by
vicious dogs while bike riding with
her husband along Palm Blvd.
Walker said the two dogs mauled
her right in the middle of the road.
She also said that there had been
other incidents of attacks involving
the same two dogs.
"St. Joe is not a safe place with
dogs like this!" Walker exclaimed as
she asked the board what they
were going to do to stop this from
happening again.
After a lengthy discussion
between the board, Walker, and'
Police Chief James Hersey, it
appeared the board was interested
in putting more bite into the city's
animal nuisance ordinance, check-
ing with the city attorney and
determining if more can be done to
address the two dogs involved in
the above mentioned attacks. They
agreed to step up efforts to patrol
for loose dogs in the city.
Anyone who sees a problem
dog or free roaming dog can call
city public works or the Gulf
County Sheriffs Office to notify the
animal control officer.
SIMS TO BE RECOGNIZED
Gulf County Veterans Service
Officer Bo Williams proposed that
the VFW, American Legion and the
City of Port St. Joe join forces and
put new signage up recognizing
Clifford C. Sims as the
Congressional Medal of Honor
recipient. The three new signs
would be located at the entrances
to the city and would include art of
the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The commission agreed to
spend $750 for its portion of the
cost for the signs. Current signage
honoring Sims had deteriorated
and is in need of replacement.
WHO YOU GON'NA CALL
Commissioner agreed by a 3-1
vote to allow Meredith Ward to do
research work in the Centennial
Building searching for paranormal
activity. After a light- hearted dis-
cussion on the subject, the board
(See PSJ on Page 5A)


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Port St. Joe Looking at City


Manager Operating System


Fall Backward One Hour

Time Changes
It's that time of the year
again. Saturday night-or
more properly. Sunday morn-
ing-the nation, including Gulf
County, will revert back to
"standard Lime" at 2:00 In the
morning. after operating on
"daylight savings time' since
the last weekend in April
Be sure to set your wrist-
watch, alarm clock, grandfa- DAYLIGHT
their clock or sundial BACK
one hour. This gives you one
more hour of sleep Saturday IN
night. .which you will gie L
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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


Rules Need To Be In Place;




Rights Need To Be Preserved

Gulf County's new meeting participation policy seems to be caus-
ing some concern around the county. Gulf County commissioners
recently passed a new policy for participation in the board's meetings.
This policy requires that people wishing to address the board sign
up to do so by Thursday at 5:00 p.m. prior to the board's regular
meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. They
should also outline what they wish to speak about on the sign up
sheet.
According to discussions the board had while considering the
change, the intent is to allow the board members an opportunity to get
familiar with items being brought before them prior to the meetings.
Only Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr. opposed the motion, which was
birthed by now board Chairman Billy Traylor.
Peters said he feared the change would limit public participation.
Traylor argued that the public will have the same rights they have
always had, they just have to sign up in advance.
As you might imagine, I've been to two or three commission meet-
ings in my life time. Seen a lot more stuff at some of these meetings
than I care to think about sometimes, too. Some of the most embar-
rassing moments I remember are those where the board was blind-
sided by people with some kind of axe to grind or an agenda or pur-
pose of their own.
I might even add that these did not always come from the public
either. Several times over the years some of the board members them-
selves have created some of these issues.
The real concern is where do the public's freedoms, or rights, end,
as far as participation goes, and does this new board policy infringe
upon them?
As far as the requirement to sign up and list your business goes,
I personally believe it is a legitimate request and is not only within the
bounds of the board's decision making authority, but a change that
will help bring organization and order to board meetings. It's not too
much to ask and the commissioners will have a chance to research
concerns and issues the public might have.
We definitely need to keep an eye on this. The policy can not be
used as a process to limit the public's right to address the board.
From what I've heard from board members, this is not the intentions
of the policy either.
Another matter of concern was, "What if an item or need comes up
after the Thursday deadline?" The answer to that question is, tell a
commissioner and he can recognize the individual or bring the issue
up himself during the meeting. This is a process that is presently used
all the time during board meetings.
My biggest concern with this policy is public comment being
allowed on items being discussed by the board during commission
meetings. As always, a person has to be recognized by the board
before they can address an issue of discussion. After discussing this
with the board's chairman after the last meeting I believe anyone who
has legitimate input on discussions will have an opportunity to be
heard during the meetings.
These are all areas of legitimate concerns for us, the public. I
think we need to keep a watchful eye on how this new policy is admin-
istered, and, if it goes too far, then it needs to be revisited. On the
other hand, these are county commission meetings not a public forum
to air dirty laundry, criticize people, attack commissioners (or public),
or take care of personal agendas.
Commissioners and the public should be allowed to conduct the
business of the county in an orderly and professional fashion. Rules
need to be in place to insure this, but let's be careful not to go too far.


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Floats I Have Known!


"What are we going to do for a
float?" The question hung in the
air amid total silence. We glanced
around at each other praying an
idea would leap forth. I knew it
wasn't going to come from me! I'd
been to a homecoming parade
before because they let the ele-
mentary school out at 1:30 on
those Fridays. We had certainly all
seen a float, or two..... it just never
was a matter of grave concern to
us as to how those dressed up
wagons offering to "bury the Bull-
dogs" got there....
Heck, we'd only been in the
seventh grade for a month and a
half. I was just now finding all my
classes.
"Maybe," Pam Collins had
been quiet for as long as humanly
possible, "we could put this ceme-
tery plot on a flatbed, with head-


stones and everything and have a
sign saving, bury the Bulldogs....."
Mrs. Bryant said it was some
kind of school law that every
grade, seven through twelve. have
a float in the Homecoming parade.
She went off on this soliloquy
about school pride and sports-
manship, pulling your own weight
and seventh grade spirit-de-
corps....
We borrowed a cattle car from
Hollis Mayo's father, tied a few
streamers on it and put Penelope
Creighton in there with Eldon Sut-
ton's calmest bulldog. We'd a'got
through it o. k. I think if everyone
hadn't got to cheering and yelling
as the parade.turned down main
street. That dog got excited and
took a bite out of Penelope's left
leg!
I wasn't too worried about
Penny, she was as tough as we
had, I just hated it looked like the
Bulldogs were winning when Mr.
Mayo drove past the judges stand.
The junior class was awarded
first place. It seemed the junior
class always had the best float.


The next year Pam allowed it
was no\\ time for her "bury the
Bulldogs" theme Ricky, Gene
pointed out w\e \were playing the
Pans High Blue Devils for Home-
coming. We didn't know if you
could bury a de\-il or not! As a mat-
ter of fact, we were fairly handi-
capped as to how to prepare a float
because not one person in our
whole class had ever seen a "Blue
Devil"!
The junior class won.
And the seventh grade got
honorable mention. That just
galled us to no end! We allowed
that Kay Barker's and Betty
Scates's mothers had done all the
work. It didn't seem right that
those little imps in the class'
beneath ours got recognized
ahead of us!
Our ninth grade year we were
determined to make a better show-
ing. Of course, I wasn't suppose to
help. Coach Scott was almighty
down on his football players being
involved in the Homecoming
process. He didn't want nothing to
take our focus off of the Camden


High Lions!
I asked Leon how\ a team got
picked to be the Homecoming
opponent "Well. \we keep trying to
find a team we can beat.. .
He was a few grades ahead of
me and I asked him why thejunior
class always won. "They are smart
.enough to figure out what the
judges want and the girls' minds
are still on the float." I really didn't
understand but I moved on to why
he still worked on his class float
even after Coachi.said we couldn't. I
'That's easy, I can focus on two
things at once! And we post a
guard up by the road where you
turn down to our float!"
We couldn't find a lion that
was willing-to get into Mr. Mayo's
cattle car with Penelope Creighton.
We made this gigantic paper ani-
mal that could have been a lion if
you were standing on the right side
of the wagon, tied a few streamers
on Penny and had her pulling off
hunks of the tissue and munching
on it as the parade wound through
town. Of course, the. caption read
See Kesley on Page 3


The "Christmas for Kids and Adults" program
took on a whole new dimension of service last year
when it was expanded to include elderly men and
women.
The Gulf County Senior Citizens, Arvida,
Knights of Columbus and The Star Publishing Com-
pany are joining together to sponsor this year's com-
munity-wide program. This is the fourth year of the
Christmas program and is projected to serve more
children and adults than any year in the past.
Last year's program was an
o vrWhelming success'thanks' tb 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 offat The Star at 209 Reid
Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
All donations are tax
deductible and should be received '


:ifts received
buted to the
adults served
e program.


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


It Hasn't Been "Normal" For SoLong I Don't Even Know What "Normal" Is


THERE WAS NO dinner start-
ed, yet, Friday, when the clock
struck 12:00, so I began to look
toward attacking desperate mea-
sures.
Carol had called for her usual
dinner-time conversation with her
mother, and still "her mother" had-
n't made a move to fix my dinner!
Things were beginning to take
on a sense of emergency. Here it
was, 12:30, and nothing was cook-
ing yet. Even the microwave-that
appliance which is so vital to
warming left-overs- was silent.
Nothing was stirring-not even
the toaster.
About that time I came up with
an idea. I suggested to Frenchie
that we go downtown to "Sisters"
and have a meal eating out.
Since it took the onus off her
for having to cook and even wash
dishes, she readily agreed.
So, we shut the dogs in the
house and took off, after telling
them we would bring them some-


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


thing back with us.

AFTER WE HAD eaten, we
came up on John Reeves rocking
in one of his rocking chairs in front
of his store. John extended us an
invitation to sit down and rock a
while, which we did.
I felt like past-President John
F. Kennedy for a while!
In a little bit, Larry Wells came
by, sat down with us, and had a
few kind words to say about this
blurb.
He urged me to keep on writing
it, even if all I could report on,
through experience, was my bouts
with dialysis.


He let himself-and you-in
for some dull reading, if all I was to
write about was my experiences
with dialysis.
The main thing I would have to
write about is the sheer boredom of
enduring up to four hours of the
treatment. Nothing else is worth
telling about.
He hit on a fact about dialysis
I hadn't even thought of; although,
before I started taking it, I had
some weird ideas of what it was
like and vowed I would never sub-
mit to it. I even told my wife that I
had rather go ahead and diel
After I was tricked into taking
my first session by my good doctor


and it wasn't so bad, except for the
lengthy boredom of just undergo-
ing the blood cleansing for four
long, solid hours.

AFTER MY CONVERSATION
with Larry, I realized he was right.
I also realized you wouldn't care
that much about knowing about
such a boring subject.
It was nice to sit and talk with
Larry, again. We used to have a
short talk or two while we were
waiting for the County Commis-
sion meeting to get started, back
when I was actively reporting on
the meetings.
Larry wanted to know about
where we first lived when we
moved to Port St. Joe, back in
1940.
I told him we lived on Long
Avenue in the current A. V. Bate-
man house.
Cora Sue Robinson [Smith]
lived, with her family, diagonally
across the street from us, the Lup-


ton family across Long Avenue
'from us and the Combs boys
directly across from us.
It was a small town, back then.
Town ended at 16th Street. Long
Avenue wasn't even paved beyond
16th Street, nor was there even a
dirt road beyond 16th Street.

YOU COULD ALMOST count
the paved streets on the fingers of
one hand in those days. Now, every
street and several of the alleyways
are paved.
Things have surely changed!
Speaking of change; I wonder
what ever happened to the palmet-
tos?
Before a person ever built on a
lot, for many years, he had to
"grub" the property, removing all
the palmetto roots. That was the
most distasteful part of preparing
a site for building a new home.
Us kids used to pull up the
center "shoot" of the many palmet-
tos which grew in such abun-


dance,. and chew on the tender
part.
Of course, there were dewber-
ries and blackberries, ;aplenty
growing everywhere, to supply us
'with fruit, also.
During the dewberry and
blackberry. seasons, we would all
earn "picture show" money by
picking and selling quarts of the
berries for 50c each.

THIS HAS BEEN A column of
just "rambling", I know, but it was
the best I could do today.
A by-product of dialysis is that
it lowers your blood pressure and I
don't think well with mine lowered.
You probably think I don't think
too well with it elevated like it has
been for the past 30'years, either.
But it hasn't been "normal" for so
long I don't even know what "nor-
mal" is. I'll always be "abnormal" I
guess.


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Helping Hands; An Idea Takes Root


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By: Lynda Bordelon
They identified the need and
are working to meet it. Kay
Eubanks saw some of the senior
citizens in our area struggling to
afford the basic needs so many of
us take for granted-a warm home
in the winter, nourishing food on
the table and clothes to protect
against the coming cold weather.
We all see the same things, but
think the problem is so big that we
can't fix it. Not so with Kay.
She met with Pastor David
Fernandez first, because she knew
about the "Loaves and Fishes".feed-
ing ministry of his church. Then
together they met with Jerry
Stokoe, manager of the Gulf
County Senior Citizens, and
Helping Hands was birthed. Pastor
Fernandez said, "Kay saw a need to
help the elderly and she stepped up
to make this project work."
Helping Hands has been able
to provide necessities to seniors in
need, including paying for utility
bills, furnishing heaters, repairing
water pumps, providing warm
clothes, providing staple food items
and a hot nourishing meal each
day. According to Mary Jo Walsh,
volunteer with the project, "The
food bank is available to anyone
who needs help."
In order to make this program
work and to provide ongoing finan-
cial support, volunteers have regu-
lar fund raising events, cake sales,
taco salads, fish fries and others.
Even though the program is par-
tially underwritten by Coldwell
Banker, the volunteer group must


Kesley-

"Digest The Lions!"
The junior class won. And the
dreaded little imps tied for second!
Our sophomore year we played
the Bulldogs- again. We dressed
Don Melton up like Elvis and had
him singing, 'You Ain't Nothing But
A Hound Dog" to Eldon's ugliest
bulldog.
The junior class won. The imps
came in second all by themselves!
Heck, we finally get to be jun-
iors. It's our year! We're playing the
Greenfield Yellow Jackets...... Can
you believe it? How many ways can
you "sting" 'a yellow jacket?
Apparently notfby having Penelope
Creighton shoot "it" with a bow and
arrow. We didn't even place.
Course, the fact that Penn\ missed
thed varmint right in front of the"
judges stand and stuck the arroV\
in J. A. Abernathy's hardware sign
didn't help our chances.....
The impy sophomores, just to
add insult to injury, won it all with
a giant mechanical boot that
flopped down and squashed an
unsuspecting bumble bee. Rumor
had it that Betty Scates's mom
shipped in a professional choreog-
rapher all the way from Memphis
to rig up this act....
Our senior year we were intent
on winning. We got focused! And
I'm talking about the float, not the
ball game! Pam Collins and the
other girls. in our class were
absolutely no help at all! They were
so busy talking to the seventh and
eighth graders about voting for
them for Homecoming queen-they
didn't even know we were building
a float!
Reality set in. We couldn't out-
build the imps....but we could sab-
otage THEIR float!
We were playing the
Huntingdon High Mustangs. And
the junior class had a mechanical
football player dressed in a home
uniform kicking a flying horse
through a large goal post. We had
Penelope dressed up like a wild
mustang with some streamers tied
to her hair....
The plan was for her to sneak
in behind the junior class float and
lasso the goal post just as the
parade turned toward town. We


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were fixing to bring down that post,
turn over their kicking machine
and bring a halt to their winning
streak!
Penelope got the rope around
the goal post but we didn't figure
on how sound Betty's mom put
those things together Penny was
right big for her age but when the
post didn't budge, it snatched her
off her feet and drug her behind the
float! She couldn't let go for fear of
being run over by the FHA queen in
the car right behind.
People, when the "Boot The
Mustangs" float passed the judges
stand the mechanical football play-
er was kicking one horse through
the goal post and. dragging another
one along in the dirt!
The judges thought ft was all
part of the act and, for the first
time in the history of our little
,parade, they actually stood and
applauded as a float went by.
We a'had a better chance of
winning the football game!
Good Luck To Your Float,
Kes


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the project afloat. All donations are
tax-exempt.
When asked what can be done
to keep this service available,
Eubanks said, "Right now we need
volunteers, and donations of warm
clothes for the winter." Volunteers
can help: in many ways from deliv-
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expand to the community and set
up the 'Adopt a Grandparent' pro-
gram." This expansion will need
local support by having families
adopt a senior citizen as a grand-
parent, treating that person like a
family member, including them is
family events, dropping by to visit,
taking them to the doctor or to pick
up groceries or medication. Watch
for the announcement regarding
this program.
Helping Hands works to meet
the needs of senior citizens, and
volunteers and donations are wel-
come. Household appliances and
furnishings are' always needed
along with personal needs items.
For more information, call the
Senior Citizen-Center at 229-8466,
Kay Eubanks at 648-1010 or Mary
Jo Walsh at 648-1119 .,, .
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Page 4A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003

AARP Forum Provides Early Look at MB Candidates


by Tim Croft
Mexico Beach voters got a look
last week at the candidates vying
for City Council seats in the
upcoming municipal elections as
the AARP held its annual voters
forum.
And, in sharp contrast to the
last election, this forum was
marked, by sprightly discussions all
but devoid of the kind of divisive
haymakers that characterized the
last election cycle.
In fact, the last election, and
the contentious aftermath, seemed
a key plank in the platforms of the
challengers, Rosemary Colbert in
Group 4 and Larry Turner in Group
5.
Colbert is challenging Cecil
"Bud" Jones, who has occupied the
Group 4 seat for eight years.
Turner is trying to unseat
Chuck Risinger, first elected to the
Group 5 seat two years ago.
Risinger and Jones both
stressed a desire to continue and
finish the work they have started
on the council, particularly bring-
ing services to the city such as
enhanced ambulance service, com-
pleting street paving and other
projects and 'managing coming
growth.
"There are a few things I'd like
to finish that we all started," Jones
said.
Risinger said, "I see the city as
a facilitator to help everybody, par-
ticularly the business community,
realize their dreams."
Colbert. and Turner largely
attempted .to provide. an alterna-
tive, new faces, new perspectives,
without the frequent acrimony and
in-fighting that has loomed over the
council over the past year.
"I'm excited about (my candida-
cy)," Turner said. "I'm positive
about it. We need to get past the
controversy to do what is right."
Colbert added, "I believe I can
bring a new perspective to the
council. We need to talk to, not at,
each other."
Some of, but certainly not all,
the highlights from the question
and answer portion of the forum:
Growth management was the
most critical challenge in the next
two to four years.
SJones said the vision plan
drafted during the past year and an
upcoming impact fee study will be
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Colbert said the key is main-
taining the uniqueness of Mexico
Beach's small-town character.
"Once you lose it, you will
never be able to retain it," she said.
For Turner, any challenge is
simply an opportunity in disguise.
"We can work together to work
on those opportunities," Turner
said.
The Citizens Advisory
Committee, formed several years
ago, was seen as a positive force in
the city.
"Anything that brings citizens
into the conversation on what is
going on in the city is good,"
Colbert said.
Risinger added, "They have
done more for the city than.we have
asked for. They are a splendid
example of volunteerism."
He particularly noted the com-
mittee's assistance in addressing
issues pertaining to the sanitation
department.
He added that other organiza-


tions, particularly the fire depart-
ment and Planning and Zoning
Committee, were also excellent
examples of the citizens volunteer-
ing to bolster the city operations.
SDispelling or ignoring the
rumor mill, which seems to grind
steadily along in Mexico Beach,
was discussed at some length.
Risinger said the key is consid-
ering the source and making
attempts to halt rumors known to
be false.
But he added, "Nothing is done
in Washington D.C., without a leak
and a leak starts with a rumor.
Rumor today could be truth tomor-
row."
Turner said it was the duty ol
every citizens to "ferret" out the
truth about rumors.
"A rumor, when it hits the light
of day, is either going to shine or go
away," he added.
The lone source of controver-
sy involved a question over
Risinger's attendance, or non-
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voted to allow the study with only
commissioner David Horton vot-
ing against the request.
Horton stated, "We need to let
ghosts lie."
No one present at the meeting
was aware of any reported inci-
dents that might relate to para-
normal activities at the location.

IN OTHER BUSINESS

-Gave plaques of appreciation
for service to Eugene Raffield,
Christine Williams, Pete White,


MB Candidates
-from page 4
attendance, at budget work-
shops during the summer and fall.
Risinger said he has missed
only two of the 10 or so workshops
pertaining to the budget, though,
as Turner noted, anybody wishing
to peruse the public minutes of the
meetings would find Risinger had
missed more than he had attended.
"I was up on it, there was noth-
ing lost," Risinger said. "The budg-
et process is a long process. In the
final analysis it's about the vote. I
didn't miss a beat and won't miss
any in the future."
Turner, however, countered, "If
you don't show up for the meetings,
you won't know how to vote."
The candidates were unani-
mous in their opposition to closing
any part of the city's beaches to the
public, for pri ate development or
the like.
The candidates were also of
like minds when the discussion
turned to a post office for Mexico
Beach.
Colbert said a citizens petition
to the Post Office officials might be
needed and Risinger added that the
city should do what it can to make
the proposal palatable to the Post
Office by finding a piece of land,
and purchasing it, to put the facili-
ty on.
Asked whether they had
designs on running for mayor, the
candidates were, nearly, as unani-
mous.
"No, not next year, not the year
after that, not any time," Turner
said.
Jones added, with a chuckle,
"No. I get called enough bad


and Eugene Gathers. Raffield and
Williams served as city commis-
sioners. Gathers worked for the
city for over 39 years and White
for over 29 years before retiring.
-Agreed to move forward with
efforts to secure a CDBG grant for
water and sewer improvements in
North Port St. Joe.
-Decided to look at funding
options and costs to proceed with
necessary water and sewer reha-
bilitation work needed within the
city.
-The board tied 2-2 (Mayor
Frank Pate was absent due to
sickness) in a vote taken to pay
the City of Port St. Joe's portion of
legal fees incurred in a suit
names."
Colbert was emphatic, "Never,
never, never."
But Risinger was not making
any promises, one way or the other.
"I can't imagine not aspiring to
be mayor," he said, but added, "It's
a long way off to make that deci-
sion."
Bay County Supervisor of
Elections Mark Andersen opened
the forum with an explanation of
the other item that will be on bal-
lots next month, the choice


against Smurffit Stone to settle
taxes on the old mill property site.
The county paid the entire portion
of the legal fees, approximately
$65,000. According to
Commissioner John Reeves, who
made the motion, the city, school
board and county received funds
from the settlement, but the
county footed the bill for 100% of
the legal fees.
Commissioner Benny Roberts
argued that the city paid a good
portion of county revenues
through taxes and felt the
expense should be paid by the
county. Commissioner Reeves
and Rachel Crews voted in favor
of the motion and Commissioners
Roberts and Horton opposed.
between leaving election day as is
or moving it to April as part of
Andersen's attempt to bring unifor-
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County.
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would move to the third Tuesday in
April, meaning the next election
would be April 2005.
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Teams of early childhood educators from each end of the county participated this week in training to create a set
of guidelines for the transition to kindergarten for county pre-schoolers. The training was part of a national study
which will track the impact of formal transition plans on the success and readiness of incoming kindergartners.


Kindergarten from Page 1


we've been seeking," said Sharon
Gaskin, executive director of NFCD
and a member of the Gulf County
School Board. "It's a gap we have,
we have no written transition
plan."
And the existing collaboration
between NFCD and Gulf District
Schools provided a solid launch
pad for the transition training and
study..
"We are already doing it, now
we. are going to have a written plan
and have data to track it," Gaskin
added.
The plan will include goals,
timelines, identified responsibilities
and best practices for achieving
goals.
And, maybe most importantly,
it will be the product of input from
the schools, public and private, as
well as private pre-school providers
and other child care workers.
"It gets all these key stakehold-
ers to the table," Gaskin noted. "It
will allow us to use fewer people
and be more efficient."
Amwake said team members,
"Will talk more to each other and
know how to best address the
needs of the students."
Gaskin pointed out that the
-training will also assist local educa-
tion providers as the state transi-
tions to universal pre-K in the next
few years.
The transition training concept


created by SERVE has bee
tested in North Carolin
Birmingham, Ala., Amwake
"It's been really good
added. "We'd like to have mc
mal teams in place."
Other sites involved
national study include tow


:n field North Carolina, Idaho and Oregon.
a and SERVE will compile a journal
said. tracking the efforts of those
she involved in the national study and
will at some point pull together
ore for- possible changes to the early-child-
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Jones Named to CPA Hall of Fame


by Tim Croft
Keith Jones left Port St. Joe,
where he was born and raised, to
take the first steps in his profes-
sional career.
Since returning home some six
years ago, he has added an excla-
mation point to his resume.
Jones, the controller at St. Joe
Timberland, was recently named to
the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants (AICPA)
Business and Industry Hall of
Fame, one of just three inductees
nationwide this year.
His selection to the national
Hall of Fame follows closely his
recognition as this year's Florida
Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (FICPA) Outstanding
CPA in Business and Industry.
"They (the FICPA) are the
guardians of our profession and an
organization I have worked closely
with, so that is a big honor." Jones
said as he sat his office on a recent
afternoon. "I know Ithe nauonal Hall
of Fame) has to be a big honor. but
that (the FICPA recognition) is a
really big honor to me.
"Maybe this award is an indica-
tion I've had some success, but I
want a lot more. Success, to me.
could be gone like that. You can't
say, well, I'm successful, so I can
quit. You have to keep building."
Jones, a 1984 graduate of Port
St. Joe High School. matriculated to
Gulf Coast Commuruty College arnd
then Florida State University while
earning his accounting degree.
He spent some time with the
Florida Department of Revenue and.
after completing the CPA exam.
went to work at a pn\ate auditing
firm in Tallahassee.
In 1997, he answered what he
described as the most inconspicu-
ous of advertisements, which led to
an- .;interview with St. Joe
Tiniberland president Clay
Smallwood.
Shortly thereafter he went to
Jacksonville to interview at The St.
'Joe Co., headquarters, returning
with a position with the company
and three boxes of old documents
and paperwork.
He was offered the job as con-
troller of St. Joe Timberland. joking
The St. Joe Co.. lust as it was
beginning the transformation from
timber company to real estate devel-
opment giant.
"It was the beginning of the
transition of St. Joe as a whole and
it's been interesting to see." Jones
said. "We didn't even do a budget
when I got here "


Not to mention that many folks
thought he was downright nuts for
returning home. The mill was going
down. The future of the town was. to
be charitable. bleak.
But his father and stepfather
had both worked at the mill. the mill
had helped provide a foundation for
his life. The roots were deep and.
he-. accountants are needed every-
where.
The decision. Jones said. has
paid dividends many times over.
He has brought accounting
functions to St. Joe Timberland
and, after its acquisition of
Sunshine State Cypress in 2001.
has served as controller for that


division as well.
Today, Jones is responsible for
financial accounting and reporting
for St. Joe Timberland and
Sunshine State Cypress, planning
and budgeting for both entities and
is a liaison to The .St. Joe Co., for
human resources and risk manage-
ment.
Additionally, Jones said the
opportunities post-mill eclipse those
afforded the men and women of Port
St. Joe even when the mill was in its
heyday.
"There's more opportunity for
people, maybe not today but in the
future, than there ever was with the
mill," Jones said. "The next 10, 15,
20 years there will be lots of oppor-
tunities."
He is heavily involved in a host
of professional organizatons per-
taining to accounting. speaking to
high school students about the
rewards and opportunities that the
accountng profession offers.
But. as John Morrow. AICPA
vice president, noted while present-
ing Jones for induction into the
National Hall of Fame. there is more
to the man. and the award, than
numbers and ledgers.
'It is a very prestiaioius award.
said AICPA spokeswoman Carne
Kocik of the Hall of Fame induc-
tions. now in their fifth year "They
look at all kinds of things.
Heavily involved in the commu-
nity. Jones has been with the


Kiwanis Club since 1995, serving as
both president and treasurer. He
helped organize the golf tournament
that is the organization's top fund-
raising event, distributes food to the
needy and participates in the annu-
al "Child Safety Day."
He played a key role in helping
to revive youth football in the coun-
ty and recently completed training
as a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer,
representing the interests of abused
and neglected children in judicial
proceedings.
"You just have to have a willing-
ness to serve," Jones said. "You
don't have to be anything special,
you just have to want to serve. All
these organizations have member-
ship problems ,and \'lht [else are
\you r ino:i to be doing. There is a
need
"There is a time and place for
everything You've got time to goof
oft. you have ume for yourself. I
have time to do what I want to do
and time to do everything I have to
do It's a matter of priontizin."
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Jimmy Remembers B-17 "Flying Fortress"


By: Joel Strait
It wasn't quite like being under
the shade of the old apple tree; but
the shade from the nose of the
WWII B-17 bomber was all Jimmy
McNeill needed to be comfortable.
McNeill's memories came flooding
out as he sat in the breeze on the
aircraft parking lot of Sowell
Aviation in Panama City.
The Experimental Aircraft
Association, Chapter 202 of
Panama City sponsored the trip to
this area of the B-17. The bomber
flies for several months each sum-
mer in different parts of the coun-
try. The steady stream of interested
from all ages had a chance to be up
close and inside the "Aluminum
Overcast" for two days.
McNeill went through the back
hatch and sat down next to the
auxiliary engine at the rear of the
plane. He took a deep breath and
looked forward. "It looks smaller,"
he said quietly gazing at the waist
guns, the radio compartment, and
the bomb bay. "It's too hot in here.
I need to get some fresh air," he
said suddenly and climbed back
out.
McNeill was the pilot, a 20 year
old Lieutenant Aircraft Comman-
der. He was the oldest of the ten
man crew on the plane he flew, into
combat. As we sat under the twin
50 caliber turret on the nose of the
ship, he began to share his wartime
experiences.
Things I remember-
Last Sunday (10/05/03) my
daughter, Linda Strand, called me
and asked if I had seen the picture
and article' about the B-17 Flying
Fortress in the News Herald. She'
said, "I know you flew one during
World War II but I have never seen
one and I wonder if I got off from
work, would you take me over to
see it?" I told her that nothing
would please me more.
When we arrived, Joel Strait (a
member of the Experimental
Aircraft'Association, sponsor of the
event) met us, got us registered and
we entered the rear door of the air-
plane. It wxas extremely hot and my
portable oxygen tank quickly told
me to sit do-wn and let my wife and
daughter examine the interior. Joel
secured a chair for me and we sat
under the shade of the starboard
wing. Vancrious people, adults and
kids came up to be introduied'and
ask questions about my experi-
ences.
I enlisted in the Army Air Corps
in December of 1942, called to
active duty in April, 1943 and sent
to Keesler Field for "basic" training.
Classification, pre-flight, primary
flight, basic flight and advanced
flight ensued, and I received my
wings and was commissioned as a
2nd Lt. on August 4, 1944. This
was followed by transitional train-
ing in the B-17 at Sebring. I was
then sent to Lincoln. Nebraska
where the crews were assembled
and sent by troop train to
Dyersburg, Tennessee. arriving
there on Christmas E\ e. A few days
later I took the crew up for their
first ride with me v.which will always
be remembered. It \was just getting
dark when we v.ere cleared # 1 on
the approach to land. Just as I was
cutting the throttle back for land-
ing, a small simnle-engine plane cut
right in front of me. I didn't think at
all-I just rammed all four throt-
tles up to their limit. The wheels hit


the runway and we bounced (leap-
frogged) over the plane. There is no
training for that-my answer is
that the Good Lord lifted our plane
up enough to clear the little one
and he was able to stop before
crashing. I think the whole crew
decided that evening that if we
could survive that episode, we
would be taken care of the rest of
the way; after a fashion. When we
finished our training, we were sent
to Hunter Field at Savannah,
Georgia to pick up our new air-
plane that we would fly to England.
The airplane had just come off the
assembly line, and we along with
one Boeing engineer were to flight-
test it. I put it through all the
maneuvers and checks on the list.
Everything seemed to be okay or
needed just small corrections that
the Boeing: engineeY was able to
handle. The next couple of days
were spent loading the plane cor-
rectly for flying. Most of our cargo
was K-rations destined, for
England.
We left Hunter Field about 6:00
a.m. to go to Manchester, NH.
About 45 minutes qut our flight
engineer, Doug Hammond, stuck
his head in the cockpit and said,
"Lt., we're siphoning gas out of the
starboard wing tank." I began rock-
ing the plane,' making sudden
dives; turning in.tight circles to the
right and then left, increasing
RPMs, lowering them and anything
else any of the crew suggested. NO
LUCK. I then called the tower at
Hunter Field and advised them of
the problem. They had nothing to
offer that we hadn't already tried,
Sbut we tned again with no success
I finally asked permission to return
and land. I was told that we had too
heavy a load and would have to
keep flying for at least another
hour. I could just imagine flames
starting any minute. I had just
completed an 180 degree turn so I
wouldn't be too far from the field
and when I leveled out the gas quit
flowing. I informed the tower and
got permission to continue on to
Manchester.
In iving over New York City, we
decided to take what might be our
last look at the Empire State
Building. As we got closer. we saw
people looking out and down and
wa\ing. I recalled that we should be
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Manchester. It was the middle of
March but there was ice and snow
everywhere. A lady in gray met us
with coffee and cakes. I badly need-
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have never had a hotter cup of cof-
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The next day, we headed for


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to land on the strip that had snowi
piled on each side, I had lined up,
had- my wheels down.and started
cutting the throttles back, Arthur
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runway, I knew then that I was try-
ing to level off about 40 feet high. I
had "snow-blindness."
The temperature was below
zero but the barracks were very
warm. Kiser hit the jack-pot in a
silver dollar slot machine in the
club bar. I told him we were already
overloaded. Anyway, he could have
only five silver dollars to carry
home, and they traded paper
money for the rest.
I had developed a sore throat
and asked Kiser if I could use some
of his Listerine I had seen in his
Dopp Kit. He told me that it was
not Listerine. Thinking he was just
kidding, I took a big mouthful to
gargle. I can testify to anybody that
after-shave lotion is the worst thing
in the world you can use for a sore
throat and a pair of blistered lips.
We left the next day to fly to
Greenland. We were warned to be
careful and conserve our fuel in
case Greenland was weathered in
and we might have to continue to
Iceland-which would be stretch-
ing it. Sure enough, when we
reached the place to enter the first
of three fjords we had to go
through, the weather had closed in
so we couldn't see the mountain-
sides at all. We wasted almost 30
minutes, then notified the station
that we were going on to Iceland.
Another plane in the group stayed
longer and ran low on fuel. He had
to "ditch" and even though he did
alongside one of our navy ships, all
of the crew were dead by the time
they got them out. The water was
just too cold to survive.
We landed in Iceland after
dark, and just before bad weather
moved in. Two days later we were
able to leave and were glad to do so.
Everything had been frozen up so!
no ships could bring in any food,
and our load of K-rations was look-
ing mighty good to some of the per-
manent-based personnel.
We were headed for
Burtonwood which is on the north-
west coast of England. Our radio-
compass was tuned in to a station
,near Burtonwood, and as we
approached we kept swinging to
the left. If we had kept following it,
we would have been 'way north of
England and lost at sea. My navi-
gator, Koency, took three triangula-
tions and located us properly and
we were able to correct. We report-
ed the incident when we landed.
The next day a German submarine
was located there sending false sig-
nals.
We were able to go by train to


the various bases where we were to
be stationed. My crew and I were
assigned to Polebrook and we were
told to wait. The officer who had
been in charge at Burtonwood had
been transferred, so there was no
officer to sign acceptance for the
airplane I was to leave there. Three
more planes arrived and the 1st
Sgt. told me that since I was the
first to arrive and all were 2nd Lts.,
I was designated to sign for the air-
craft and then we could leave. I did
and we went.
After getting settled in at
Polebrook, I went to the flight line
to see the plane I would win the
war with. I had left a brand-spank-
ing-new B-17 at Burtonwood and
now I was led to a B-17 with 151
missions on it. It took a few min-
utes for me to recover my compo-
sure and not let the rest of the crew
become afraid. An experienced pilot
who was not flying a mission went
with us on flight orientation that
day. The next day, we went on a
practice bombing mission; and by
then I had become acclimatized to
the TRADE WINDS (name of our
airplane) and I actually felt at home
in it. A couple of days later I was
assigned to ride as co-pilot with
another crew who had several
bombing missions already. (Other
members of my crew were divided
up to do the same with other
crews.) We had just crossed the
English Channel when we lost #3
engine and turned back. The
bombs were dumped in the chan-
nel so we could return and land
safely.
After several days of bad
weather, we were notified that our
plane would be stripped of all guns,
armor plating, bomb sight, etc; and
that my crew would consist of my
co-pilot, engineer, navigator and
me for some different work we
would be briefed for. The following
day, we were told that we would be
picking up people who had just
been rescued by our Rangers from
the Nazi prison camps and were
just behind our lines at Lenz,
Austria. From the English Channel
on we were to fly below 100 feet to
avoid radar.
Flying over our troops in
Belgium right after daylight, I saw
one American soldier run out of his
tent with his rifle and I felt sure he
was scared awake and that he
would certainly shoot us. After we
returned to our base we not only
found the bullet hole, but also
grass and weeds in the wheel wells
acquired when power lines sudden-


ly showed up in front of me and I
had to go under instead of over
them.
We landed on a German fighter
strip near Lenz, Austria on a very
short runway. We squeezed 41
Frenchmen of all ranks-from
colonels on down-into all spaces
possible. Many of these men had
tears running down their cheeks,
they were so happy and grateful. (I
just wish one or two of them could
have attended the U.N. meeting
recently when the French Premier
failed to support the United States'
position regarding Iraq. That
Frenchman would never have left
that meeting alive.) We used every
inch of the runway and a few small
tree tops in taking off. We safely
made it back to a small field out-
side of Paris, and a bus was waiting
for our passengers. Several tried to
kiss our feet. They were so starved,
I was afraid they couldn't stand up
after kneeling down.: We got back to
Polebrook after midnight and were
told we had to be de-loused before
eating or going to our barracks. A
few days later we repeated the trip,
but could fly up to 500 ft. altitude.
The bombing missions had'slowed
down a great deal, then suddenly
the Germans had surrendered. We
got a "pass" and all of us went to
London.
Later we were informed we
would take our airplane, Trade
Winds, and fly back to the States
for other duties. About 15 crews of
us left Valley Wales, England to
reverse our trip over and a few days
later arrived at Windsor Locks,
Conn., having lost one plane and,
several of that crew after take-off
from Valley Wales. The rest of the
journey was normal-normal to us
but unbelievable to a lot of other
people. We arrived in England on
March 23, back in the States on
May 23-two months and the war
in Europe was over. Crew #1069
was given a 30-day leave and would
report back in Sioux Falls, SD.
On return to duty, I was sched-
uled to fly B-29's. While waiting I
flew a B-24 to Tonopah, Nev., and
rode back to Sioux Falls in a B-29.
I decided I would like something
else better so I applied for a trans-
fer to A.T.C. Before the transfer was
completed, the Atom Bomb was
dropped. The war ended and I had
enough points to get out, so I werit
home.
I finished college and returned
to Indian Pass to go into business.
BUT I NEVER LOST MY LOVE FOR
THE B-17.


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When: Saturday, October 25th, 2003

(2:00 until 4:00)







Bring your issues, concerns and questions!!




Light refreshments will be served



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..`NOTICE

TAX IMPACT OF VALUE
ADJUSTMENT BOARD


f OF GULF TAX YE
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD


Honorable Carmen L. McLemore Honorable Billy E. Traylor
Board of County Commissioners- DistrictNo. 1 Board of County Commissioners District No. 2
,b /


Honorable Carl W. Fox Honorable Oscar
Board of County Commissioners District No. 3 School Board District No.


Sharon Gaskin


The Value Adjustment Board meets each year to review complaints regarding property tax assessment and
exemptions.

The purpose of the board is to enhance fairness in property taxes by correcting errors when they are found to exist.
THE FOLLOWING TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS YEAR'S ACTION BY THE BOARD

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6

Type Number of Total Numberof Total Number Reduction Loss in
oExemption Number of Assessments of Requests in Taxable Tax
Property Requests Exemption Reduced by for Value Due Dollars
Granted by Requests The Board Assessment. to Board
the Board Reductions Action -

Residential 4

Commercial 2
Industrial
and
Miscellane-
ous
Agricul-
tural

Business
Machinery
Equipment

Vacant Lots
and Acreage
TOTALS 0 4 0 2 .00 .00

ALL TAXPAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT BOARD ACTIONS WHICH REDUCE
TAXABLE VALUE CAUSE TAX RATES APPLICABLE TO ALL PROPERTY TO BE
PROPORTIONALLY HIGHER

Questions concerning the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chairperson or clerk at the following
telephone numbers:

CHAIRPERSON Billy E. Traylor (850) 229-6113
(Name) (Phone)

CLERK Douglas C. Birmingham (850) 229-6113
(Name) (Phone) Publish Oct.23, 2003


Honorable
School Board District No.


:AR 2003


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Sharks Cruise to 53-6 Win M


Host Battle of the
The Port. St. Joe Sharks
cruised to a 53-6 victory over
Carrabelle Friday night, improving
to 5-2 overall on the season and to
2-1 in District 2-A play.
Antonio Smiley intercepted a
pass from Carrabelle quarterback
Cody Barber on the Panthers' third
play from scrimmage to set up the
Sharks' first scoring drive of the
night.
Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas
reeled off nine yards on the Sharks'
first play. Jake Owens then picked
up a first down with a nine-yard
run. Quarterback Kenny
McFarland then completed a pass
to Raye Bailey for a 17 yards gain
to move the ball down to the 10
yard line. A Carrabelle penalty
moved the ball to the five, where
Thomas capped off the six play, 55-
yard drive with a five yard touch-


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Antonio Smileybreaks free for a" 46-yard kickoff return.


Antonio Smiley breaks free for a 46-yard kickoff return.


On the ensuing kick-off, a
pooch kick by Sidney Harris was
recovered by Brandon Thomas,
who advanced the ball 15 yards to
the Panthers' 16-yard line. The
Sharks scored their final touch-
down of the night on the third play
from scrimmage with a three-yard
touchdown run by Vic Hamilton.
This gave the Sharks a 53-0 lead
with 5:48 remaining in the, third
quarter.,
Carrabelle then scored their
only touchdown of the night \itLh a
12-play, 80-yard drive. Kevin
Hayes capped off the drive with a
one yard touchdown run.
The Sharks had 10 different
players contribute to their 385 yard
rushing attack. Brandon Thomas
led the way with 83 yards rushing
on four carries and had one touch-
down. Ashley Davis picked up 72
yards on eight carries; Randall
Johnson picked up 53 yards on
three carries and had one touch-
down. Garret Garland had 35 yards
rushing on four. carries with one
touchdown; Vic Hamilton picked
up 32 yards on two carries with
one touchdown. Jake Owens had
30 yards on three carries and one
touchdown; Raye Bailey also had
30 yards on two carries and one
touchdown; while Dion Henry had
a 30-yard run. Mike Quinn picked
up 13 yards on two carries; while
Warren Floyd had seven yards on
three carries.
SQuarterback Kenny McFarland
cotiempset egree d I~Syigh.t pass'
attempts fdr 53 yards and threw


one touchdown. Mike Quinn also
had an eight yard touchdown pass.
Stephen Besore had two catch-
es for 36 yards and a touchdown;
Raye Bailey had one catch for 17
yards; and Dion Henry had an
eight yard touchdown catch.
Freshman \Warren Floyd led the
Sharks' defense with 10-tackles,'
while freshman Ashley Davis fol-
lowed with eight tackles,
Port St. Joe (5-2, 2-1) will host
Apalachicola, who upset
Blountsto\wr this past week 26-20,
this Friday night for "Homecoming"
in a District 2-A game at 7:30 ET.
'We hope we get a good crowd
Friday with it being' homecoming
against Apalachicola- and I hope
our kids stay focused' on the foot-
ball game," said head coach John
Palmer.
Advanced Tickets
Advanced tickets for the Port
St. Joe Sharks remaining home
football games will be available at
Triple-B Sporting Goods on Reid
Avenue. Tickets can no longer be
purchased at the drug stores.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 26 13 14 0 53
Panthers 0 0 0 6 6
STATISTICS
PSJ CHS
First Downs 13 5
Rushes/Yards 32/385 20/65
Passing Yards 61 19
Total Yards 446 84
Passes -4/9/0 6/15/1
Penalties/Yards 4/30 3/25
Fumbles.'Lpst i:;, ,3/2. s.a r
Punts/Avg. 0/0 4/32,


down run to give the Sharks a 6-0
lead with 9:56 left in the first quar-
ter.
S After a goal line stand, the.
Sharks took a 13-0 lead with a
three-play, 95-yard drive. On the
second play, Thomas broke loose
for a 64 yard gain. Randall
Johnson then capped off the drive
with a 26-yard touchdown run on a
toss sweep around the left side
with 7:21 left in the first quarter.
Port St. Joe extended their lead
to 20-0 with 4:46 remaining in the
first quarter on a four-play, 61-
yard drive. Bailey picked up 28
yards on the second play from
scrimmage. Dion Henry then reeled
of! 30 Yardsi^on a buck sweep o,
move the ball to the three yard line.
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drive with a three yard touchdown
run.
The Sharks added another
touchdown with :22.4 seconds left
in the first quarter to take a 26-0
lead. Owens picked up 18 yards on
the first play from scrimmage. Two
plays later, on fourth-and-five,
Johnson reeled off 22 yards to
move the ball to the two yard line.
Bailey then capped off the six-play,
47-yard drive with a twvo yard
touchdown run.
A bad snap on a punt attempt
by the Panthers, gave the Sharks
the ball on the Carrabelle 17-yard
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extend the Sharks' lead to 33-0
with 11:05 left in the first half.
The Sharks added one more
touchdown before halftime.
Quarterback Mike Quinn threw an
eight-yard touchdown pass to Dion
Henry on a slant to give the Sharks
a 39-0 lead with :03.9 seconds left
in the half.
The mercy rule was put into
effect during the second half,
which allows the clock to run con-,
tinuously.
Antonio Smiley returned the
opening kickoff off the second half
46 yards to the Panthers' 28-yard
line. On the second play from
scrimmage, Garret Garland, scored
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Sharks' lead,to 46-0 with 0;00,lft i
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A. J., a senior
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graded out the high-
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S'line in Friday night's
53-6 victory ,over
Carrabelle.
"A. J. has been
our most consistent
offensive lineman this season," said head
coach John Palmer.


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Brandon, a junior
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with 83 yards rushing
on four carries and scored one touchdown in
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Friday, October 24
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Gators Lose Close Battle to District Rivals


XThe Wewahitchka Gators fell
to 3-4 overall on the season and to
1-2 in District 2-A play with Friday
night's 21-12 loss to Liberty
County.
Both teams came out a little
sloppy on offense in the first quar-
ter. On the third play of the game,
the Gators fumbled the football,
and Liberty County recovered the
ball on the Wewahitchka 32-yard
line.
Four plays later, Johnny Jones
intercepted a pass on the Gators'
20-yard line, and returned it 39
yards to the Bulldogs' 41-yard line.
On the their first play from
scrimmage, quarterback Sean


Bierman connected with Brad
Sanders for a 19-yard gain. Three
plays later, Bierman fumbled the
ball over to Liberty County when he
was sacked in the backfield.
The Bulldogs then put together
a 15-play, 65-yard drive to take a
7-0 lead with 10:17 left in the first
half. Liberty County capped off the
drive with a four yard touchdown
run.
Liberty County extended their
lead to 14-0 with :17 seconds
remaining in the half on an 18 yard
touchdown pass.
The Gators got back in the
game midway through the third
quarter, when quarterback Hunter


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Johnny Jones (#7) had two receptions for 102 yards and 25 yards rush-


Nunnery connected with Brad
Sanders for a six yard touchdown.
Wewahitchka's extra point attempt
was blocked, as they narrowed the
Bulldogs' lead to 14-6 with 5:52 left
in the third quarter.
Wewahitchka pulled with two
points midway through the fourth
quarter on. a 78-yard touchdown
pass from Nunnery to Jones. The
Gators two-point conversion
attempt failed, as they trailed 14-
12 with 6:12 left in the game.
The Bulldogs sealed the victory
on a one yard touchdown run to
take a 21-12 lead with 1:42
remaining in the game.
Johnny Jones had two recep-
tions for 102 yards and had 25
yards on 10 carries to lead the
Gators' offense. Brad Sanders
picked up 14 yards on three carries
and had two catches for 25 yards.
Steve Peak had one reception for 30
yards, while Will Strange had one
catch for 15 yards.
Quarterback Hunter Nunnery
completed five of his nine passes
for 155 yards and threw two inter-
ceptions and two touchdowns.
Sean Bierman completed one of his
three pass attempts for 17 yards;
while -Johnny Jones threw one
interception.
Blake Norris led the Gator
defense with 21 total tackles.
Johnny Jones followed with 14,
Will Strange had 12, and Steve
Peak added 11.
The Gators (3-4, 1-2) will host
Blountstown (4-3, 2-1) this Friday
night at 7:30 CT in a District 2-A
game.
Score by Quarters
Gators 0 0 6 6 12
Bulldogs 0 14 0 7 21
STATISTICS
WHS
First Downs 8
Rushing Yards 54 ,
*Passing Yards 172
Total Yards 226
Passes 6/13/3
Penalties/Yards 2/25
Fumbles/Lost 2/2
Punts/Avg. : 1/40 "."


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Quarterback Hunter Nunnery (#4) connected on five of nine posses for 155 yards.


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Register Now for Tyndall Hunts


Area hunters can register now
for hunting permits for the 2003-
04 hunting season at Tyndall.
Archery-only season is now
open. Muzzle loading will open
November 21st 23rd, and deer
season will be open from
November 27th 30th and will
reopen December 20th.
Anyone entering Tyndall prop-
erty for the purpose of hunting,
must obtain a current base permit
issued by the Natural Resources
Office. Permits can be purchased at
the National Resources Office 8:00
a.mr to ,4:0.0 p.m.,. Monday aund-
Friday and 11:30,a.m; to 4:00:ptm.


Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday.
In addition, a hunter's safety
course will be held at the Tyndall
Elementary School cafeteria
October 30th, November 1st and


3rd for new hunters who must
obtain a state license. To purchase
a permit, obtain a copy of the base
hunting regulations, or register for
the hunter's safety course, call
283-2641/2822.


Alumni Volleyball Tourney Oct. 25th


Join the Port St. Joe Lady
Sharks as they host the Alumni
jVolleyball Tournament on
Saturday, October 25th, at Port St.
Joe High School.
The Lady Sharks will play the
sheriffs department at 4:00 p.m.
The JV team will play the Port St.
Jc' Middle School 'tei at 5:'0':


p.m. The Lady Sharks will play
again at 6:00. p.m. against the
Alumni team.
All tickets will be $3.00 at the
door. Any alumni interested in
playing, contact Joni White at 227-
1221, Port St. Joe Elementary
School.


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Johnny

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Johnny, a
sophomore utili-
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twOrcetin


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for 102 yards
Li. and picked up
25 yards rushing
on 10 carries on offense. He had 14
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with a 39 yard return on defense.
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Blake, a
senior line-
backer, led
the Gator
defense within
21 total tack-
les in Friday
night's 21-12
loss to Liberty


County.


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FOOTBALL

Friday, October 24

GATORS

VS

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Home 6:30 pm

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EFnforcement C
Report-i


Sheriff's Report
Gulf County deputies respond-
ed to a call for assistance from
Franklin County Sheriffs office.
Franklin County had stopped a
stolen vehicle just inside their
county line on Highway 98 and two
occupants had fled into the woods;
one was supposed to have a 45 cal-
iber automatic pistol. Units from
Gulf County responded to the area
and a perimeter was set up. Major
Joe Nugent with K-9 Casey, Deputy
Shawn Butler with K-9 Ruby,
began to trail the two suspects.
Investigator Tim Wood and
Corporal Jake Richards went along
as the back up unit.
About 20 minutes into the
trail, Casey indicated that the sus-
pects were close by. Robert
Lashley, ,18, of Franklin County
along with a 15 year old juvenile
were taken into custody without
incident. The two were charged
with grand theft auto, fleeing, and
attempting to elude. Lashley also
had a warrant for violation of pro-
bation for escape. The two were
taken to the Franklin County jail.
On October 16th, James
Newsome and Investigator Tim
Woods stopped a vehicle on
Highway 22 for unlawful speed. A
K-9 unit was called and a positive
alert was given for the presence of
narcotics. A container with a pipe
and marijuana was found. James
Ryan Cotter was arrested and
charged with possession of mari-
juana and drug paraphernalia.
October 10: Charles
Armstrong, w/m, 47, Vernon,
VOCC-burglary, VOCC-grand theft;
James E. Hamilton, b/m, 41, Port
St. Joe, possession paraphernalia;
Kathryn Grigdon, w/f, 50,
Wewahitchka, worthless checks.
October 14: James Cotter,
w/m, 23, Panama City, possession
marijuana; Micheal Rosell, w/m,
39, Wewahitchka, violation of pre-
trial release battery.
October 15: Rufus Townsend,
Jr., b/m, 30, Apalachicola,- child
support; Tamra M. Lansford, w/m,
"39, Eastpoint, VOP-reckless driv-
ing.
October 16: Robert Watson,
b/m. 46. Panama City. VOP-grarid
theft.
October 17: Robert Williams.
Jr., b/m. 52. \Vewahitchka. VOCC-
sale/deh\lerv controlled substance.
October 19: TimrotLhv Gainous.
w/m. 20. Port St. Joe. DUI.
DWLSR: Caleb Brannen. \\/m. 18.
Port St. Joe. possession alcohol
under 21.
See LAW ENFORCEMENT on page 16


Howell Tackle hosted an open
house at their new location on St.
Joe Beach for members of the Gulf
County Chamber 'of Commerce,
Thursday, Oct. 16th. Gulf County
Commission Chairman Billy
Traylor, and Commissioners Jerry


tacklee Now Open
Barnes, Carl Fox, Carmen enjoy the great food and cama-


McLemore, and Nathan Peters
joined the chamber members as
well as Mayor Frank Pate, County
Administrator Don Butler, County
Attorney Tim McFarland and
Interim Sheriff Ken Murphy to


raderie.
Howell Tackle's new store is
loaded with fantastic gear for the
fisherman plus an impressive
selection of items for the person
who just enjoys the beach.


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Coastal Community Bank Cuts Ribbon
Grilled burgers, hot dogs and a ribbon cutting were part of the celebration last week as
Coastal Community Bank formally opened its new office in the Twin Palms Shopping Center.
Chamber members, friends and family joined bank officials, employees and investors for the
festivities. Sometime next spring,jhbebank will move into new digs at the Chateau Nempurs.

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ALL GAMES ON FRIDAY EVENINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 9th
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Art & Wine Attracts Record Numbers


by Tim Croft
To understand the growth of
the Mexico Beach Art and Wine
Festival consider that the back
veranda at the Driftwood Inn,
where the festival was held this
weekend, is large enough to accom-
modate about 38-40 artists and
their works.
This year, the fifth edition of
the Art and Wine Festival, drew a
record 50 artists.


Don't Restrict Rights
The Gulf County Board of
Commissioners recently adopted a
policy requiring anyone wishing to
address the commission to register
with the County Clerk's office by
Thursday preceding the meeting.
I understand the commission-
ers would like to have advance
notice of some comments or topics
that might require research on
their part. As a courtesy to the
commissioners, a complex or
obscure topic- that might need
research'should voluntarily be reg-
istered prior to the meeting.
Unfortunately, this policy, as
adopted, creates a barrier restrict-
ing the free flow of communication
from the public. By making it more
difficult for the citizens to be heard,
valuable input and ideas will be
lost and more importantly discour-
age public participation in the gov-
erning process.
I respectfully request the board
to reconsider this position and
open the meetings to impromptu
public comment. Unfortunately,
there will be the occasional nega-
tive comment or adversarial
remark, but the benefits of free
communication and improved pub-
lic participation will far outweigh
the infrequent circumstance where
a commissioner may not have a full
and complete response for the
speaker's concerns.
I urge all citizens who agree
with this position to make your
feelings known to your elected
county commissioner.
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Police Report
During the week of October
13th through 19th, the Mexico
Beach Police department answered
37 calls for service, investigated
two burglaries, and one theft. They
also investigated one traffic crash
with no injuries and a combined
property damage report of $800.
The officers also issued two traffic
citations, eight traffic warnings,
and made two arrests.
October 16: William Lee
Hinson, 3721 CR 386, Port St. Joe,.
reckless driving.
October 19: Alton Early Davis,
3425 Mahoney Drive, Tallahassee,
DUI.
Currently there are two cases
under investigation: a Mexico
Beach business serving alcohol
after business hours (2:00 a.m.)
and a burglary of a Mexico Beach
residence.


"It was the most we've had yet,"
said .J. Patrick Howard of the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council. "Without a
doubt (the festival) is growing."
And benefiting, in progressively
larger amounts, the Fourth of July
fireworks at Mexico Beach.
Though the final numbers have
yet to be tallied, the proceeds of the
festival are surging toward
$14,000, a little more than last
year's festival, which brought in a
little more than the previous year's
event.
Which, after expenses are sub-
tracted, means that there will be a


fairly substantial chunk of change
available for next year's fireworks.
"It was good, very good,"
Howard said of the festival. "One of
the best ones we've ever had."
And Mother Nature could hard-
ly have been more accommodating,
a high azure sky, beautiful sunset
and fair temperatures.
Which made the wining, and
the opining about art, that much
more, well, intoxicating.
That was evident in the live
auction held through the evening
between the sets of blues stylings
from singer Carole Kelly.
This year more than 80 items,


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compared to last year, brought in
some $6,100 during the auction.
The winners first place was
worth $250, second $100 in each
of five categories judged by an
expert from the LeMoyne Art
Institute in Tallahassee were:
Oil and acrylic: 1. Su Kim,
"Hair."; 2. Carl Webb, "Krisna
Radha."
Watercolor and Pastel: 1.
Leon Wiesener, "Island Sunrise"; 2.
Chuck Creasy, "American Icon."
Sculpture and 3-Dimension:
1. Tom Wood, 'The Thinker"; 2. Ron
Alexander, "Hollow Form."
Pottery and Craft: 1.' Terri
Sorrentino, "Morning Glorie"; 2.
Conrad Lippert, "Spirit Bqwl.".
Kendall Bushnell, "Weathered
Fence"; 2. Sandi Yarbrough,
"Grounded."
Honorable mentions went to
Sam Kates and Dolores Dickey.
"Best of Show" went to Leon
Wiesener, for his painting "Horse
Shoe Crab." The honor was worth
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after a brief illness. 813-632-1403 or at
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Paulette V. Cleare; eight children,
Norma C. Hamelman of West ,
Dover, VT, Lucy C. Gee of
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Cleare of Westport, CT, Geoffrey S.
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Nassau, Bahamas; a sister,
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numerous nieces and nephews. .
A memorial service will be held yottf ady. Se's
at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October ecrea
26th, at Culley's Meadowwood SeCretry at
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Alumni to Participate In Port


St. Joe Homecoming Parade


the area reserved for your class.
Anyone who is a member of the
classes being recognized, and has
not received information on the fes-
tivities planned for the 27th, con-


All alumni and friends of Port
St. Joe High School are cordially
invited to attend Homecoming 2003
on Friday, October 24th. The
Homecopiing parade will begin at
3:30 pAn. EDT, and includes floats,
alurmni from the Class of '44;
Horriecoming Queen. Etta Kathryn
Martin Branch, Football Captain
jilly Gaillard, football team mem-
bers, class officers Bob McKnight,
Robert Walters, and Sibbie Brinson
Smith from the Class of '54;
Homecoming Queen Sue Parker
Thomas, escort Jim Gainnie, Mr.
and Miss St. Joe High Ellis Stevens
and Gail Anderson Parker, class
officers, and alumni from the Class
of '64; Miss St. Joe High Joni
Schoelles Knox, Keyette Sweetheart
Joni Grace Gilbert, class officers,
Martin Adkison, Vic Adkison, Traci
Middleton Gaddis, Dale Taylor Lee
and alumni from the Class of '74;
Mr. and Miss St. Joe High Tim Ard
and Donna Jones Sullivan, Student
Council President Robert Taylor
and alumni from the Class of '84;
Homecoming Queen Kandi Ward
Rollins, St1dent Government
Association -President Joni Peak
White, alumni from the Class of
'94; and this year's court.
The Homecoming game will
begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Sharks
hosting Apalachicola High School.
During the game, the classes previ-
ously mentioned will be recognized
and individuals are asked to sit in

Mexico Beach
Third Annual
Haunted House
On Saturday, October 25th,
the Mexico Beach Department of
Public Safety, The Beaches Lions
Club, and area businesses are
sponsoring the third annual haunt-
ed house at City Hall from 4:00 to
10:00 p.m. CT, 118 14th Street.
There will be games, food, spe-
cial guests, a hay ride, and a really
scary haunted house. The charge
will be $1.00 for everyone brave
enough to enter. Guaranteed to be
even better than last year. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Mexico Beach
Volunteer Fire Department.

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Tips & Tricks for your PC
Lost City of Atlantis
Or..........where did my files and folders go??? A
computer is a machine, a very complex one, but
a machine none the less. It doesn't know, or care,
that your only copy of your business records are
in that hard drive that died...or your tax records,
kids photos, etc. Often when a hard drive fails, it
fails as in locks up, never to run again. Often
LBCA can 'retrieve these files for you, but not all
the time, sometimes they are just gone forever.
Back your important information up on a second
hard drive, a CD burner, ZIP drive, or other
media, so that if your drive fails, these can be
recovered. No, another partition on the same
drive won't help. If the drive fails, all the partitions
fail as well. Stop in and ask our Techs how to
save your "stuff" from total loss if your drive fails.
Most of our Techs run a second hard drives on
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tact the Class Volunteer: '44 Jimmy
Guilford, '54 Anne Strait, '64
Rodney Herring or Sandra Baxley
Chafin, '74 Traci Gaddis, and '84
Trish Warriner.


Kelly/Goodson to Wed


The parents of Paula Michelle
Kelly and David Carl Goodson
would like to announce their
upcoming marriage on Saturday,
October 25th, at 7:00 p.m. CT. The
ceremony will be held at 253
Roberts Cemetery Road in
Honeyville,
Michelle is the daughter of
Allen and Glenda Kelly of Vernon.
She is a 1993 graduate of
Wewahitchka High School and cur-
rently works at Anchor Vacation


Properties on Cape San Bias.
David is the son of Carl and
Penny Goodson of White City and
Susan and Mark Gay of Honeyville.
He is a 1994 graduate of Port St.
Joe .High School and currently
works at Cape San Blas Vacation
Rentals.
All family and friends are invit-
ed to attend their special day.


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For Service: Go to Piggly. Wiggly Service CQurlter.atP,o.rtGitCy .Shopping Center
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Unit
Size
6x9
7x9
8x10
8x12
8x 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

$ 84.14
$ 94.79
$104.37
$106.50
$170.40


Unit
Size
9.5 x 8
10 x 20
12x16
11 x 18


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


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to their communities. Most people welcome this but some may prefer different types
of activities or developments....or none at all. Whatever your viewpoint, ports are
needed for the import and export of goods between the United States and its foreign
trading partners. The next time you buy something a ne 6f oi local stores, loo. On-
the bottom of the item or at Its label to see where it was.made. Most likely, it was,
made in a foreign country.
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ness community. Seaports are the gateways through which these commodities enter
and leave and, even though more and more manufacturing takes place overseas, we
can still participate in that global economy by developing our "gateway" here in Port
St. Joe.
It is the intention of your PortAuthority to develop the port in a manner that will
provide the most economic benefit to the community while at the same time main-
taining good stewardship of the environment and minimizing any adverse impact on
the quality of life. We will seek input from our citizens, work with local interests, and
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PORT ST. JOE,
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'B LHalloween Party

at Washington

I i Rec Center


Lots of fun is planned for the
safe Halloween party at
Washington Recreational Center pn
Friday, October '31st, in Port St.
Joe.
For more information, call
Sarra Williams at 648-5698 or
Maxine Gant at 229-6624.


Stephanie Blackmon and Chip
Bailey would like to announce their
engagement and forthcoming mar-
riage. The wedding ceremony will
take place December 13th at 2:00
p.m. EST at the Port St. Joe
Church of God in Highland View.:
Stephanie is the daughter of.
Steve" and Gail. Blackmbn of
Overstreet and the granddaughter
of Gene and Katie Rogers of White,


The driving course sponsored
by AARP, 55 Alive, will be given at,
the Stiles Brown Senior and
Community Center on Library
Street in Port St. Joe, Tuesday and
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City and Kathleen and the late Rev.
Woodrow Blackmon of
Wewahitchka.
Chip is the son of Rev. Tim and
Wanda Bailey of Highland View and
the grandson of Rev. Thomas and
Sandra Adams and James and
Janet Dietz of Blountstown.
No local invitations were sent
out, but all friends and family are
invited.


Wednesday, October 28th and
29th, at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.
There is a $10.00 fee, per per-
son, for the course. To register and
reserve a place, call Dick
McLaughlin at 648-3067.
Participants improve their driv-
ing knowledge and skills and are
also eligible for a discount on their
automobile insurance.
Wedding Postponed
'The marriage of Ca\&thon
Williams and Edna Butler has been
postponed indefinitely.


Joshua Turns 3
Joshua Devin Richards will
Turn three on October 24th. He will
celebrate with a sports party on
Sunday, October 25th.
Proud parents are Jake .and
Michelle Richards.
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Look Who's One
Evan Polous turned one on
October 10th. He is the son of Kim
Franklin and Pochee Polous.
His maternal grandparents are
'hidzda 'Dotv and. Bo ''Knows"
Patterson:* 'Paternal" grandparents
are Maria Jane Vause and the lata
Lenny Polous.


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Peacebuilders of the week October 6-10; Front row left to rights 1st grade, Chelsea Kuhlman;
Kindergarten, Christina LaPlante; Pre-K, Jacob Mathews. Back row left to right: 5th grade, Cassie Tullis;
4th grade, Alyson Harvey; 3rd grade, Colby Gentry; 2nd grade, Shatiara Zaccaro.


PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
DOLPHIN NEWS
Report cards for this grading
period will be sent home on
Friday, October 24th. If you would
like to schedule a parent/teacher
conference, call 227-1221.
School will be dismissed at
11:30 a.m. on Friday, October
24th, due to the Port St. Joe High
School Homecoming festivities.
Our annual Fall Festival will
be held on Friday, October 31st at
the Centennial Building.
Our book fair will be held
November 10th through 14th with
a "Family Night" from 5:00 to 6:30
on Monday, NovemberlOth to kick
9f the week long. event. There 'wll
be refreshments served duringg the
Volunteers'Needed
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Volunteers are needed for the
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"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
W ewahitchka

Elementary
School


By: Lori Price
A phobia is the fancy name for
a fear. But a phobia isn't just any
kind of fear. It's normal for children
to be afraid of some things like tak-
:ing a difficult test, passing a growl-
,ing dog, or a huge clap of thunder.
dA phobia is different because it is
an extremely strong fear of a situa-
tion or thing. It is also a kind of fear
that doesn't go away. A child who


has a phobia will be afraid of some-
thing every time he or she sees or
experiences it-he or she won't just
be afraid once or twice. Children
who have phobias often go out of
their way to avoid the situation or
thing that scares them. Sometimes,
when a child has a phobia and is
forced to face the object of their
fear, he or she may get very nerv-
ous and have a panic attack. This


Needles and Thread and the
American Cancer Society have
joined forces to assist cancer
patients in their fight against can-

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Hold Meeting
The St. Joseph Bay Chapter
National Daughters of the
American revolution met at he
Sunset Coastal Grill on October:
15th. A delicious lunch was
enjoyed by the members and
guests.
Dana Boyer, Chairperson of the
Fund Raising Committee for the
Tri-County Arts Alliance gave an
interesting account of the activities
of the Arts Alliance. The goal of the
Alliance is to provide cultural
advantages for the youth and
adults \within the area.
.Any woman who desires to
become a member of a prestigious
organization that has been in oper-
ation for 112 years and is noted for
education and patriotic endeavors,
should contact Regent Joyce
Faison or any other DAR member.
The annual DAR Fall Forum
Wakh.11eld:LoQrlando,Sp.tember2,6-
28th.-Representatives for the van-
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St. Joseph Bay Chapter were
Regent Joyce Faison and her spe-
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The volunteers and staff of the
American Cancer Society respect
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Needles and Thread at 227-9880.
Gulf County now has a cancer
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Tuesday of each month at the St.
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can make the child even more anx-
ious or upset.
There are many different kinds
of phobias. The most common kind
is social phobia. A social phobia
can make someone feel terrified of
being embarrassed in front of other
people. A child with a social phobia
might feel scared of talking to a
teacher or a coach, or afraid of
walking in front of the classroom to
go to the restroom. A social phobia
can make it nearly impossible for a
child to stand up and give a book
report or even enjoy a birthday
party. Although most children
might be a little afraid of address-
ing a big group of people or talking
to a teacher, a child with a social
phobia becomes so afraid that he or
she isn't able to enjoy life or func-
tion the way other children do.
Sometimes people may think that a
child with a social phobia is just

shy, but it isn't the same thing. A
child with a social phobia may
want to go out and have lots of


friends, but just can't control the
fear of being with others.
Some children take medica-
tions that help them better handle
their phobias and lead a more nor-
mal life. Sometimes a psychologist
will work with a child on different
ways to deal with the phobia. This
might involve learning special tech-
niques that can help a child relax,
or deep-breathing exercises that
can make him or her feel more in
control. In some cases, a psycholo-
gist may work with a child to
expose him or her to what triggers
the fear a little bit at a time. Slowly,
as the child gets used to seeing or
experiencing the scary thing, he or
she can get more control over the
phobia. Depending on the person
and how severe the phobia is, treat-
ment can take weeks, months, or
longer. In the meantime, the impor-
tant thing to remember is that pho-
bias can be treated, and children
can learn to deal with them and feel
more in control of their lives.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the
Board of County Commissioners
(BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, October
28, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The public
hearing will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida.
The public hearings will be to discuss
and act on the following:

Preliminary Plat Approval Heath
Galloway Parcel ID #3185-026R-1.77
acres in Section 20, Township 9 South,
Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida a
maximum 3 unit subdivision subject to
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Overstreet- Intracoastal Waterway, 245 -g
S Whippoorwill Ave., 1993 singlewide, 2 BR/2 BA sits 46 N s D S D 1956 Parker Ave. -Highland View 3 BR/1
on 1.9acres located just 5 miles from the Gulf of Mexico 406 Nautilus Dr. Seashobls S/D St. Joe BA home on 2 lots one block to bay yet close to town!
SCall Patricia for more info. MLS#97692 Beach. Beautiful and comfortable 3 BR/2 BA home All property fenced. Very large workshop in back GULF FRONT CONDO at SEACLIFFS. Old Florida
$115,000 in quiet, nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceiling in liv- yard. Great for fisherman. $149,900 Style with New Modern Interiors. Large 3 BR/2 1/2 BA
1311 McClelland Avenue A very well maintained ing room with fireplace. Decorator touches through- MLS#97699 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext End Unit Condo in gated community on America's
home centrally located near downtown PSJ. Sizeable rooms out. 4 years old and well maintained. $289,000. 16 or 647-8939 Number One Beach. Best Views Possible Great Sunsets.
throughout, gas fireplace, kitchen has formica counter tops MLS#97696 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext Compare view, size and location. Call Preston Russ
and cabinets. One of the most immaculate homes in PSJ. 16 or 647-8939 at 850-227-9600. MLS#95348 Only
MLS#97660 Call Susie White 227-9600 $449,000
216 Gulf Aire Dr. ;r1 i'' It''l0l IiF n.'iiy 1
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209 9th Street -4 BR/2 BA -Fantastic Bay view.
26csbreeze from your Zoned Commercial excellent location for office, retail e
S large screen porch! store, etc t House has been recently remodeled. All tA bi a
SWell maintained 3 appliances including new refrigerator and
BR/2 BA ome washer/dryer MLS#97055 $249,900 Ask for 711 Woodward Avenue 3 BR/2 BA lovely home
Dow n s t a i rs MarkSchultz situated on a corner lot in Port St. Joe. Totally remodeled
laundry/utility with One of a cinc beautiful home over cooking St. in 2000 from the roof to the plumbing. Spacious through-
CH/A. Nice covered patio on back with shower Joseph's Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA situated on approx 195 out this home. Call Susie White for an appoint- 105 Lucia Ave. Beacon Hill 2 BR/2 BA Gulf
Landscaped yard Very comfortable and ready for seh's Bay. 4 BR/2.5 BA situated on appro
andsaped yard. Very comfortable and ready for acres. MLS#96587. $750,000. View on our met MLS#97492 $169,900 view custom built home, open living area, energy effi-
year round living or invesen n subdivision with website www.C21GCR.com and call Susie cient, in ground heated pool, corner lot. Has parking
swimming pool, tennis court, and beach access. White 800-451-2349 or 850-227-9600. for RV with septic hookup. MLS#96971
$295,000 Call Ellen at 1-800-260-1137 for R V' w-i set i
ext. 16 or 850-647-8939 MLS#97578 $269,000


S Gulf Front, Indian Pass Circa 1903 Huge Keyr
West style 3 BR/3.5 BA home. Completely renovated & l c I
restored to code with style! 1.18 acre, 90 X 517 GF lot
w/magnificent views. FEDERAL FLOOD. 12'9" ceilings, Mexico Beach Unobstructed 4 BR/3 BA Beach View
Mexico Beach 111 Circle Dr. Gulf View, 3 bahama shutters, custom gourmet kitchen, heart pine 488 Idlewood Drive 4 BR/3 BA beautiful plan- Home. Enjoy the Fantastic panoramic view from the wid- 1409 Palm Blvd. 3 BR/2BA home located in
BR, 2 BA, single family home. This 1,296sf open floor floors, 5 FP, gulfview jacuzzi on wrap around porch, DR, station style home situated on 17 acres with Dead Lakes ows walk or relax while watching the sunset from the very nice, quiet neighborhood, only a short distance
plan home sits aprx. 400ft from the beach on a 75x90 LR, den, built in staircase to HUGE attic & widows walk. in the back of property. Over 3500 sq. ft. and includes screened porch. This home would make a great place for to downtown. Would make great rental or first home.
lot. Call Patricia Raap @ 648.5683 ext. 15 TOO many extras, must see to believe. Offered at in ground pool. $350,000 For more info, call a family vacation. This is a must seelll Needs TLC. $120,000 Call Carol Bell 850- I
for showing. MLS#96261 $475,000 $1,785,000 Kim Harrison 227-3745. Carol Bell @ 850-227-4252 MLS#97483 MLS#96163 $635,000 227-4252 MLS#97423

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PORT ST. JOE

Middle


%School News.

By: Kristanna Gilbert
As everyone knows, we've had a
two day week. Yay! That's a lot of
school, huh? And you'd think that
there wouldn't be very much news,
right? Well, there is!!
There's really no sports stuff
for this week, so we'll get on with all
the other stuff.
T's: All three grades, 6th, 7th,
and 8th, are selling class t-shirts.
They are $5.00 apiece and everyone
is welcome to buy them. Sizes
range from adult small to 2X. If you
are smaller than that, we can get
you a shirt that fits your size. All
shirts will be sold at,the Muffins for
Moms and Doughnuts for Dads
events scheduled for November
12th and 13th.
Fellowship of Christian
Students: Turn in your $5.00 for
club t-shirts to Juanise Williams or
Mrs. Howell. You will also need to
let them know your size so we can
get all the information at one time.
We hope to have everyone's money
by next club date, October 31st, so
we can get the shirts ordered.
Relay for Life: CONGRATULA-
TIONSI!! to Megan Walker. She is
the first Relay for Life member to
raise their $100 to fight cancer. She
'turned in $129.50 and is still work-
ing on raising more. TEAM MEM-
BERS!! Your registration is due
NOW!! If you have lost yours, go get
a new pne.-'You need to let Mrs.
Thompson know what size shirt
you want so we can order those,.
too.
PSJMS Shark Book Club: You
will meet on October 23rd from
5:30 to 6:30. Finish your books and
be ready for the fun!
Teen Court: You will meet on
October 27th.

PSJ High School

Homecoming Parade
The 2003 Port. St. Joe ighi
$School Homecomi~g iParade i ill
take place on Friday, COctober 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, Oct. 24th
Port St. Joe schools iJ-ill dis-
miss earl\ on Friday. October 24th.
because of Homeconmin The bus
schedule for early dismissal fol-
lows: North Port St. Joe Elementary
11:30 a m.: Port St. Joe
Elementary 1135 a.m.. Port St.
Joe Nliddle School 11:50 a.m.; and
Port St Joe High School 12:00
noon.
Elementary school breakfast
and lunch will be served on Friday.


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Spirit Chain: Do you have
school spirit? If you do, show us!
All week long you may purchase a
link in our school "Spirit Chain" for
25 cents each. You can write a good
luck message to any football player,
(GO SHARKS!) cheerleader, band
member, or just tell your team good
luck. I, myself, will buy four! Here's
what they'll say: GO SHARKS!
GRILL THE GATORS!!, ST. JOE
CHEER SQUAD ROCKS!, BAND OF
GOLD! YA'LL END UP ON F.S.U.
DRUMLINE!, and last but, certain-
ly not least, GOD BLESS YOU
ALL!!!! These spirit links can be
purchased from any SGA member
or see Mrs. Colbert. After the com-
pletion and joining of the links, the
chain will be displayed in school on
Friday.
Last Friday, we voted for one
young lady, and one young man to
be our middle school Homecoming
Escorts. Jasmine Fennell and
Corbin Vickery were chosen to rep-
resent the middle school.
Congratulations to you both! They


will be at the homecoming football
game on Friday night. along with
all the high schoolers runnmg for
homecoming king and queen. GO
SHARKS
While we're on the subject of
Friday and homecoming, I'm happy
to help spread the word about early :
dismissal. Middle school will dis-
miss at 11:50 a.m. Enjoy the'
parade and all the homecoming
activities. And while you're cele-
brating, celebrate all those good
first nine-week grades. Report.
cards will be sent home by all stu-
dents on Friday.
Last, and certainly not least,
we have been getting a lot of stuff
in the lost and found. So if you'
have misplaced anything or just
plain lost it, go check in the front
office. We have A LOT of stuff up
there. You'll have to describe it, and'.
approximately when you lost it too.
That's all the announcements
for this week...Until next week....
God Bless You.


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BR/2 BA '.'er, ..,ell kept brick home bull in
1984 with opprox 2000 sq h Cernrallly
located near schools gymrr and do..'vno.-.n
Port St Joe Enclosed pool .vithl pri.'acv
fence around back yard Call Carol Bell
for info @ 800.451.2349


1912 Long Ave., Port St. Joe Cozy
3 BR/1 BA home situated on 2 lois 3 blocks
from St Joseph s Bay. Centrally located
near downtown Port St Joe, churches and
schools. Call Susie While today for an
appointment 800-451-2349 or 850-
227-9600. $169,900. MLS#96592


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


7679 Hwy 381 MLS #97478 -
Almost an acre of land w;th two mobile
homes situated on back of property.
Located only a very short distance to
Willis Landing or Douglas Landing. Call
Carol Bell for more info @ 800-
451-2349 or 850-227-4252.


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Shady Drive MLS#97480 -
Located in Dalkeith adjacent to
Willis Landing. Property has.710' water
frontage right on the Brothers River and is
currently is being used for an RV park.
Zoned commercial-residential allowing
many possibilities for investors. Call Carol
Bell for more info @ 800-451-2349
^r f0-227-a252


Woodley Drive MLS#97479 Very
spacious 4 BR/2 BA home with over 2400 sqi
f located iff Douglas Landing Road.-This
property includes 4 !ots plus additional acre
parcel. Home very well built with concrete
walls: Call Cqrol Bell for more info .
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4252
S W 112A S.. '37th
.. Street, 'Mexico
;' '. B e a c h
MLS#96628 -
Desirable end unit
townhouse on the pier
road. Completelyfur-
nished, good rental
history. 2 BR/2 BA. Walk out the front door,
and be on the beach in a few steps. Ready for
the new owner. Call Brenda Miller 850-
648-5683 Ext. 14 today. $235,000


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LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS LOT LISTINGS
PORT ST. JOE for commercial or residential use. MLS#94532 $239,900
* Southgate Subdivision lot, Lol#12. 102x107./. Hwy. C-30, Sweet Water Shores Drive Gulf Front Lot,
MLS#97716 $74,900 Call Preston Russ 50xA61 Federal Flood. MLS#97526 $575,000. Call Mark
* Garrison Plantation Lols available lo build on M.an/ nice Schultz at 227-9600 or 227-2594.
homes already bu.l1 in subdivision Cl:.e to ichcls MLS#97256 CAPE SAN BLAS
$79,500 each The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas,Gulf view Lot#13 240
* Southgate Subdivision Nice lois a.aaloble lo build ,our Pebble Beach Avenue MLS#96871$250,000
home on Close lo college and .choo:. Palm larndcaping brick Park Point, Secluded Dunes Lots starting at $179,900
pavers, new qrleans style I;ghlirg $82,500 each Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive, $199,900.
MLS#97266 Bay front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage on the beautiful
* Southgate M 'Ijr 1 r102x107+/-. St. Joe Bay. $498,500. MLS #96791. Call Carol Bell for
MLS#97466 $ 1 Irel l A l 50-227-2160. more information 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252.
* Water front lot.- One of a kind lot in Windmark Beach. Lot #34 Marnie Island Reserve Mamie's Island offering 8 private
$685,000 and secluded lots on upland island on the St. Joseph Bay. Private
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE community with 2 way bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western
* Howards Creek Louise Avenue. $31,000 MLS#92599 facing views in a secluded pristine area. MLS#94562. Starting
* Bay front acreage located in Bay County off Hwy 22. at $220,000. Call Kim Harrison 850-227-3745.
mls#95711 $1,500,000 BEACHES
* Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices starting at 408 Nautilus Dr. Seashores S/D St. Joe Beach Great
$8,000. MLS#93026. building lot in quiet nice neighborhood. $115,000 MLS#97697
OVERSTREET Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext 16 or 647-8939
* East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf County's Other Bay. "Center Peach Beach" Located in the heart of Windmark
Interior lots $59,900, Bay View lots $99,900, Creek Beach. A small undiscovered waterfront subdivision buffered from
Front lots $109,900, Bay Front lots $209,900 the areas larger developments. But, enough restricted covenants to
C-30 have its own senseof flare. $975,000 each MLS#95776
* Beautiful bay view lot in Treasure Bay Subdivision. Edgewater Subdivision located in St. Joe Beach on Hwy 98.
Federal Flood available. MLS#97493 $174,900 Call Susie Eleven oversized lots to choose from with gulf views and covenants
White 227-9600 and restrictions apply. $115,900. Call Carol Bell for more
* Hwy C-30, Gulf Pines Area This gulf view lot can be used information. 820-227-4252 or 800-451-2349


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Faith Christian Teachers Enjoy a Tea Party
Faith Christian Teachers Enjoy a Tea Party


Those providing refreshments are some of the "guests". From left
at the teacher's meeting, October to right, Carla. McGhee, Debbie
7th, decided to have a special tea Burch, Cindy Moore, Mabel
party for the group. Pictured above Hodges, Cara Johnson, ,'Mazie






News Column Faith
Christian School

Everyone enjoyed the week of full of fun-filled activities, as well
rest during fall break; and school as excellent speakers who offer the
started Monday morning with a students solid Bible answers to the
"big bang." The students met for .problems facing today's youth.
chapel first period to hear Jarrod Our fundraising coordinator,
Wester, Minister of Youth at the
Wester Mnist er of Yuth at th e Diane Pitts, has added extra excite-
First United Methodist Church in. .....
Port St. Joe. Jarrod urged the ment to our annual Harvest
young people to be lighthouses for Festival. In addition to our chicken
Jesus and to be witnesses to those dinner and fun activities, for the
around them of Iiis love that they children, we will be hosting many
might be saved. Both groups of vendors and advertising booths.
students were eager listeners, and Listed for your enjoyment on
we thank Jarrod for his important November 8th, will be these mer-
and timely message. chants: Beach Realty, Miss
Later in the day, the Tyndall Jackie's Home-Made Dolls, Ard's
Air Force Base Fire Department, Florist, Parkway Imports, Suncoast
coordinated by Scott Baker, Landscaping, Mary Kay
brought their Fire Safety House to Consultants, Creative Memories,
explain to the students how to be Emerald Bay Ent., Old Country
"Partners in Fire Safety." The Port Church, Tyndall "Ty" Prickly
St. Joe. Fire Department brought. "Piwinkle-Place,
their fire truck We appreciate the Pears. Peiwinkle'Place, Theily
work and time of both these Pad. Portside Photography,. R&rH
groups. Industries, Humane Society, .iun
Students in grades seven Jump, displays from the police,
through ten will be leaving EMS, fire departments, and
Tuesday, October 28th, for North Smokey Bear. All activities will be
Carolina for four days at "The held at Pate's Park from 3:00 to
Wilds." This is a Christian camp 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8th.


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be Given Away
The Junior class at Port St. Joe
High School will give away a Spirit
Basket Friday night at the
Homecoming game, The contents
of the basket include: a PSJ
afghan, football t-shirt, stadium
seat, souvenir footballs,: clackers,
cheer poms, a purple jack-o-
lantern filled with candy, and
Gatorade.
The basket will be displayed in
front of Reeves Furniture and
Refinishing Shop, 234 Reid Avenue
during the Homecoming parade.
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By: All McKeithen
Well, we have finished one nine
weeks of six periods a day, only
three more to go. Hopefully, every-
one applied themselves and worked
hard. Keep up the good work!
To all the seniors out there, if
you would like a scholarship worth
up to $150,000, there are 100
scholarship opportunities to fill by
December 1st. The Montgomery
Recruiting District has eight imme-
diate openings for qualified candi-
dates. These NROTC Scholarships
cover complete tuition, fees, and
books for four years. For more
information contact Senior Chief
Taylor in the NJROTC Department
at Port St. Joe High School at 229-
6177.
All you test takers out there,
don't forget about the ACT October
25th in the high school commons
area. Be sure not to forget all the
needed essentials (photo ID, pencil,
calculator, and admission ticket).
To all those curious and eager
parents, there will be an open
house at Port St. Joe High School
on October 27th at 6:00 p.m.
Even though Christmas is
about two months away, it is never
too soon to start getting into the
spirit. PSJHS's Musical Theater is
making plans for a dinner theater
on December 4th. More details will


follow, but get ready for "Christmas
in Whoville".
Bump, set, spike The volley-
ball players at Port St. Joe High
School live by these words. Even
though the season is coming to an
end, we still have one more game
which will be held at Arnold,
Thursday, October 23rd. The JV
team plays at 5:00 ET, and the
Varsity plays at 6:00 ET. Go out
and support the Lady Sharks. They
also have an alumni volleyball tour-
nament on Saturday, October 25th,
in the PSJHS gym. The Lady
Sharks play the sheriffs office at
4:00 pm., the JV play the middle
school at 5:00 p.m., and finally, the
Lady Sharks play the alumni team
at 6:00 p.m. Tickets will be $3.00
per person. Go and enjoy an excit-
ing round of games.
The Port St. Joe High School
football team will also be playing
our Homecoming game against the
Apalachicola Sharks the night of
October 24th. Be sure to show your
spirit and root for our team. Again,
I want to congratulate the
Homecoming Court of 2003, and I
wish all of you good luck! A
Homecoming parade will take place
October 24th at 3:30. Everyone
remember to come dressed to
school Friday in your spirit clothes.
Purple and gold all the way!


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By: Peter H. Obesso, M.D.
One hundred percent of the
population knows that smoking is
bad for therb. Twenty percent do
not want to quit or cannot quit.
Many people, particularly young
women, smoke as a means of
weight control.
Here is a list of strategies that
will help those who want to quit
smoking:
1) Write a reasonable, attain-
able plan. I will reduce smoking by
these many cigarettes a day. At the
same time, I will substitute nico-
tine from cigarettes with a nicotine
gum, a nicotine patch, a cigarette
shaped inhaler, or with a nicotine
nasal spray. Studies have show
that nicotine replacement products
help to avoid the weight'gain asso-
ciated with smoke cessation.
2) Avoid situations that you
know trigger the craving for a ciga-
rette, such as coffee breaks or pre-
dinner cocktails. Studies show that
most ex-smokers relapse in the
afternoon or evening, so be partic-
ularly watchful during that time.
3) Many people hit the snack
tray or the refrigerator when they
are in the process of quitting. This
is because food provides a sense of
oral gratification and it tastes bet-
ter when \ou do not smoke. Try to
channel your thinking in another
direction but if you have to eat,
choose a healthy snack.
4) Remember to exercise your
body and your brain. A 30 minute
walk, a set of tennis, a bicycle ride
to the post office, reading a novel,
or writing a letter will provide
healthy alternatives to your nico-


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Elzie Glass has gone on but will
not be forgotten. We want to thank
these special people who gave their
time and love to her. They never
came to her home that they didn't
share a smile or a little joke with
her.
A special thanks to A & A Home
Care (home health) staff: Tracie,
Amy, April, and Phyllis; and former
employees, Rita, Troy, Rosalind
and Delois., The U.S. Post Office
mail carriers; Dennis Elza and Lori
Butler. Their job keeps them busy


but they took time to make Elzie
smile. Dr. Curry and staff always
made her feel special. Also, the Oak
Grove Assembly of God ladies who,
fixed a hot meal everyday and Mr.
Ard who brought it. He took the
time to pray with her.
"I would rather have a loving
smile from friends I know are true,
than tears shed when I bid this
world adieu."
Thank you all.
Elzle's care-givers and family


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3700,000 n Cape San Bias Gulf front
Wonderful vacation home
perched right on the beach:
fdour bedroom + loft, two


BARRIER DUNES #70 4
Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate townhome with
updated tile floors through-
out. Beautifully furnished.
MLS#97623. Call Donna
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PORT THEATRE 4
Port St. Joe Bayview
Lights! Camera! Action! Over
9,000 sq. ft. brick and steel,
manager's apartment, upstairs
storage. MLS# 92245. Video
Merchant not included). Call
Paula : or Wade Clark,
Realtors@ 800-411-371 .

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kitchen and bath. MLS#
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Cape San Bias Gulf front
Several beachfront units and
one first-tier duplex left. Gated
entry, pool, and boat parking.
I7 total units on 5+ acres.
SMLS#95177, 95178, 94853,
94161, 93400. Call Paulette
Cleare or Sam Thompson,
Realtors@ 866-654-0999.


3 WEHERLYHOME
1 Wewahitchka Interior
Convenience and room to
roam. Fireplace, skylights,
guest privacy, large screened
Living area and peaceful out-
Sdoor swing. 24'x30' work-
shop. MLS#97124. Bonnie
Bush, Realtor 800-411-3717.


AKER'S HOME
St. Joe Beach Gulfview
Great location on corner lot
with deeded beach access!
:Home has to many amenities
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"Of home. MNLS#963-2. Call
Stephanie Da\is today 800-
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St. Joe Beach Gulf front
,:,- ... First and second level decks
Overlooking the Gulf with
tanrastic sunset views. Living
areas on each floor, five bed-
rooms, three and one-half
baths. MLS#96753. Call
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Four bedroom, three and one-
half bath home has Mexican
tile downstairs, pickled pine
solid doors and paneling.
Great room plus extra sitting
room. Close to tennis, park
and beach. MLS#9720. Call
Joan Smithwick at 866-692-3224.
LOTS:
Cape San Bias four lots left in this pretty/gated bay front communi-
ty. MLS#9296, 9300, 9310, 93878. Starting at $200,000 each.
St. Joe Beach fi acre lot in up and coming area near Sunset Village.
Cleared and ready to build with underground utilities and paved street
access. MLS#97487 $175,000.
Cape San Bias pristine property near Secluded Dunes will make 2
beautiful homesites. MLS#96845. $450,000.
Cape San Bias one first tier and four second tier lots left in this new
subdivision. Deeded beach access across boardwalk. MLS#97080 -
$335,000. MLS#97073, 97072, 97070, 97074. $235,000 each.
Indian Pass/C-30 great location for new home site, property comes
with many amenities including tennis court, swimming pool and sewer
system. MLS#97068. $134,000.
Port St. Joe prime property located on Hwy 98 between the newly
developed Windmark Beach and Port St. Joe. This is a great opportu-
nity for investment mixed commercial/ residential use with 3.11 acres
available. MLS#96714. $2,300,000.

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and a pizza oven that is negotiable for sale in addition to the

building and land. The building is on two standard commer-

cial lots 25 x 135. Two apartments can be finished out up-

stairs. The building is 4200 sq ft, 2100 up and 2100 down.


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Maggie Lou Bell
Maggie Lou Bell, 75, of Port St.
Joe passed away on Tuesday,
October 14th, in a local hospital.
She was a native of Perry County,
AL, and a resident of Port St. Joe
since moving from Blountstown in
1954. She was a faithful member
of New Bethel Baptist Church
until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by
both parents; a brother, Johnny
Bell; and two sisters, Lizzie Hollis
and Annie Bell.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Catherine Lois Jones and
Emilia Renee Bell, of Port St. Joe;
two sons, Joe Pruitt of Marion, AL,
and Willie Twine and wife Wanda
of Hampton, VA; two sisters,
Fannie Williams of Uniontown, AL,
and Pearlie Wyatt of Toledo, Ohio;
four brothers, Willie J. Bell and
wife Bessie of Marion, AL, George
Bell and wife Lula of Buffalo, NY,
William Bell of St. Louis, MO, and
Alfred Bell and wife Lula of
Browns, AL; two brothers-in-law;
ten grandchildren; 14 great-grand-
children; and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, October 18th, at New
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
with Rev. Eddie Roy Jackson offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Forest Hill Cemetery.

Wanda Edman
Wanda Jean Edman went to
be with her Lord and her son
Bobby Joe Mann on Saturday,
October 18th, after a very long and
brave battle with cancer. She will
be missed by all that knew and
loved her.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Tammy Melton
and her husband Travis; her
mother, Jessie Johnson; her
grandchildren, Ashley and Haley
Kent, Kayla Mann, Samatha Hicks
and Lexy Simms; two brothers,
Lamar Johnson and his wife
Katrina, Lavon Johnson and his
wife Teresa; two sisters, Minnie
Price and her husband Charles,
Idella Williams and her husband
Julian; a nephew that was very
close to her heart, Stevie Johnson,
and three nieces that were ery-
close and' special to her heart,
Frances Hendrix, Melinda Pearson
and Darlene Sapp; numerous
other nieces and nephews, that
she also loved; Angel "Nikki"
Causey who was like a daughter to
her and her best friends Perry
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Funeral services were held on
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First Baptist Church in
Wewahitchka, conducted by the
Rev. Mike Stroud and her friend
Johnny Collins. Interment fol-
lowed in Cypress Creek Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Rev.Woodro w
Blackmon
Rev. Woodrow Blackmon, 83,
went to be with his Lord on
Wednesday, October 15th, at his
home in Wewahitchka surrounded
by his loving family.
A native of Dale County, AL,
he moved to Wewahitchka in July
of 1952 and worked for St. Joe
Paper Company until his retire-
ment. He was an ordained
Assembly of God Minister and
served as pastor: in several
churches in this area. He was a
loving husband, father, granddad,
and a wonderful Christian man
who loved the Lord deeply. Mr.
Blackmon was a friend and inspi-
ration to all those who knew him.
He is survived by Kathleen
Blackmon, his wife of 62 years;
two sons, Billy Blackmon and wife
Susan of Havana, and Steve
Blackmon and wife Gail of
Overstreet; five grandchildren,
Justin, Stephanie, Brad, Jillian,
and Beth; one brother, Howard
Blackmon of Daleville, AL; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held
Saturday, October 18th, at Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church'
in Wewahitchka, with the Rev.
Joey Smith and the Rev. Claude
McGill officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Roberts Cemetery. Those
who wish may make donations to
Covenant Hospice or to Glad
Tidings Assembly of God Church
Building Fund, in Rev. Blackmon's
memory.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Elzie Glass .... .
Elzie Glass, 89,.of Oak..Grove,
passed away Wednesday, October
15, at her home after a lengthy ill-
ness. She was a long time resident
of Oak Grove and attended the
Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church. She was a precious moth-
er, homemaker, and a dear friend.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

11AM 2PM Eastern Time


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She is survived by one son, R.
H. Glass of Port St. Joe; one
daughter, Jeannette Rhames of
Berlin, GA; three sisters, Mary
Mock, Willie Jean Bertinelli, and
Lucille Tucker; eight grandchil-
dren, six great-grandchildren and
five great-great-grandchildren;
and her care givers, Evelyn
Stansel and Jean Nobles.
Mrs. Glass was preceded in
death by her husband, Cecil E.
Glass, Jr. and a son Arlen Worthy
Glass.
Funeral services were held at
the Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church Friday, October 17th, with
the Rev. David Fernandez officiat-
ing. .Interment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

John Stuart
John E. Stuart, 58, of Port St.
Joe, passed away October 19,
after a short illness. Mr. Stuart, a
native of Eurekaton, Tennessee,
lived many years in Denver,
Colorado prior to moving to Port
St. Joe in 2002. Mr. Stuart was a
veteran of the United States Army
serving in Germany. He was a


retired telecommunications
Director. He was an active mem-
ber of St. Joseph Catholic Church
where he participated in the
music ministry..
He was a loving and devoted
husband, father and grandfather
and is survived by his wife Donna
of Port St. Joe; sons, Christopher
and William of Denver, John of
Idaho Falls, and Jeffery of Port St.
Joe; and daughters, Janie Lynn
Larson, Beth Ann Romero 'and
Shelly Martin, all of Denver; sis-
ters Edna Austin. Peggy Lewis and
Brenda Fox, all:,of Eurekaton,
Tennessee; along with 14 grand-
children and one great grandchild.
A Mass to celebrate his life.will
be held at 2:00 pm .EST Friday
October 24, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, 2006 Monument Avenue,
Port St. Joe. The family will
receive friends inthe Church Hall
following the service. Burial will
take place at Harmony Baptist
Church Cemetery in Haywood
County, Tennessee. .
-In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donation to a favorite
charity or to the American Cancer
Society.
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


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ROY SMITH, ANDY'SMITH,
LAURA RAMSEY, CINDY WARD
HANNON
INSURANCE AGENCY
Phone (850) 227-1133


Daniels' Family Extends Thanks


The family of Tabitha Amanda
Daniels would like to extend their
sincere thanks and appreciation to
everyone for all the support and
prayers that.were done for the fam-
ily and for the loss of our daughter.
Tabitha was 16 and a student at
RSVP Plan
Trips to Tennessee
The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RS\P) has planned a his-
toric Natchez Trace tour. From
Nashville, TN. They will travel the
entire Natchez Trace Parkway to
Natchez, MS. The trip will last eight
days and seven nights and they
plan to go to the Grand Ole Opry
and several other places of interest.
The trip is scheduled for November
1st 8th.
The program has also planned
its 7th annual Christmas in"Pige6n
Forge, TN. This trip will-take place -
December 3rd 7th, and.will be five
days, four nights. There will be four
shows included plus a trip to the
Biltmore Estates in Asheville. NC.
For more information about
either trip, call Merita Stanley at
(850) 482-3220.


Services & Schedule:
11am 2pm: (Throughout the event)

A&A Home Care Blood Pressure
American Cancer Society Breast Cancer and Prostate
Cancer awareness
Bay Medical Flu Shots: $10 for General Public or free
for BayMed Plus members. Please RSVP (@ 647-2600
Beacon Hill Therapy Massage and posture/body
mechanic tips
Beltone Hearing Heaiing Screening
The Eye Center Vision screening
Florida Dept. of Financial Services'- Unclaimed
property searches
Gulf County Health Dept. Glucose screenings
Lincare Oxygen Saturation Testing and Wheelchair
checks and adjustments
Senior Services Center Informational booth
Southern Orthopedics Available to answer questions
10:00 NOON:
OPEN HOUSE at Geri-Care Assisted Living
11:00 11:15am and again at 1:00 1:15pm:
Low Impact Aerobics Beacon Hill Wellness
11:30am 12:30pm:
Sack Lunch Please RSVPfor lunch (). 647-2600
"Meet our Medical Staff" B:MC-Gulf County clinic, and
Beacon Hill Therapy staff Tour our clinic
Beacon by the Sea Retirement Community presentation
1:00 1:30pm:
Breast Cancer Presentation American Cancer Society
1:30 2pm:
YOGALATES (Yoga + Pilates) Beacon Hill Wellness


Wewahitchka High. and had a deep
love for her family and.friends.
Please continue to pray for us
and for Porshe Sandlin and 'her
family.
Always remember to carry
Tabitha in your heart and to keep
her memory alive as she will always
be. We appreciate the calls and vis-
its.
Thanks, /
The Daniels family

Hartley Family
Says Thank you
The family of Arley Hartley
would like to extend their sincere
appreciation fo)r the food, flowers,
cards, letters, and prayers during
the loss of their father and grandfa-
ther.
The Family ofArley Hartley


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

THE STAR PUBLISHING CO.
209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
www.StarFL.com


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

COSTIN & COSTIN LAW OFFICES
Charles A. Costin
Personal Injury Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
(850) 227-1159


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

MEXICO BEACH ANIMAL CLINIC
(850) 648-8811
1000 Highway 98
Grooming Boarding Pet Supplies


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

SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111


Pastor Appreciation Sunday at


Oak Grove Assembly of God


.- A-

Harlan Burtow In Concert at First

United Methodist Church Oct. 26
Gospel singer and recording Gail are on an extended tour of sev-
star Harlan Burton will be in con- eral cities and 'towns throughout
cert on Sunday, October 26th, at the Southeastern United States.
both the 11:00 and 6:00 services at
First United Methodist Church, Go and join the friendly people
Port St. Joe. at First United Methodist Church
Harlan is a native of Dadeville, this Sunday for some good southern
Alabama, and he and his lovely wife gospel music.

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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


SBECH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
IA LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord isgobd: 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
T99^ 5 5 99 r


First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
'."....r Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students


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


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ................ ... ....... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


Gods
lov

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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


Everyone is invited to join the
celebration at Oak Grove Assembly
of God Church on Sunday, October
26th, at 10:45 a.m. as they cele-
brate the call of God on the lives of
Grocery Giveaway
at Abe Spring
Baptist Oct. 25th
Abe Springs Baptist Church,
located at 3913 CR 275 South will
be giving groceries away on
.Saturday, October 25th, from 7:00
a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Groceries are
already bagged so a bag or box is
not needed. First time recipients
need to bring an identification card
with them.
For more information, call 674-
5880 and leave a message or call
674-4376 on Saturday morning.

iGospel Music
Concert Features
The Lewis Family
Buddy Smith's 11th Annual
Benefit Gospel Music Concert will
feature The Lewis Family on.
Saturday, October 25th, at 6:30
p.m. The benefit supports Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches and will be
held at Calhoun County High
School auditorium in Blountstown.
Tickets are $7.00 in advance
and $10.00 at the door and may be
purchased at Christian Supply and
Blount Insurance in Blountstown
and Hinson Insurance in Marianna.
Children 12 and under are free.
For more information, call 674-
5793.


Pastors David and Myrna
Fernandez. They have faithfully
served Oak Grove Assembly of God
and the community for over 29
years. The church appreciates their
service to the Lord and thanks God
for His calling on their lives.
They will be honored during the
morning worship service and a cov-
ered dish luncheon will be provided
at the Centennial Building immedi-
ately following the service.
New Life Christian
Celebrates Pastor
Anniversary
New Life Christian Center
church would like to invite the pub-
lic to celebrate with them the tenth
anniversary of their pastors, Johnny
and Shirley Jenkins, on Sunday,
October 26th, at 6:00 p.m.
Elder David Wood of Yes Lord
Church of God in Christ, Chipley,
will be the guest speaker.
Dinner will be served at the
Senior Citizens site. Join them as
they lift up the name of Jesus.

New Life Christian
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.., a


"TheRev. 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'


/ ~ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
.- 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m. sixteenth Street
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School.. ........11 a.m. -2
eSunday School
*Young Children -c

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


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

Slighlanb ^Piet& 3aptist (lurrn4
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Even Seic 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD 0 CHURCH HIS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


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


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


Gi dag a B He


Gidget Has A Big Heart


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Gidget, a small female chihuahua
mix (pictured); Frostie, a very nice
husky/shepherd female; Corliss, a
small female white with brown
markings; Bingo, Dottie, a very.
small spotted female, breed
unknown Cindi, a tabby kitty 10
weeks old; Stumpy, a boston bull
terrier mix puppy; Turbo, a beauti-
ful eleven month old male mix.


Dallas, brindle .puppy about 3
1/2 months old; Princess, a nice
female mixed breed about sixteen
months old; a walker/beagle puppy
8 10 weeks old and a large num-
ber of kittens. Please come see!
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit the
Humane Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


Gospel Octoberfest at New Bethel


The New Bethel A.M.E. Church
Gospel Choir will present, "Gospel
Octoberfest," a musical worship
service, on Sunday, October 26th
at 5:00 p.m. Choirs and soloists
from the surrounding area will par-
ticipate in the program.


Pastor Calvin Griffin, Sr., and
the Gospel Choir invite the public
to go out and enjoy this special
worship service. The church is
located at the corner of Avenue C
and Highway.98.


SChurch of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
S Sunday Bible Study ....................10:00 am EST
f N ,I" Sunday Worship .. 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study. ... ... ..7:00 pm EST
Ij "WE WANT.TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


dot .ST. JOHN'S

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




Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


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


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola... ... Panama City
H wy Reid Ave.
7 Family Life Church
S Wewahitchka


323 ReidAvenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

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

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


The Potter's House
'" WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
SRodney G. Leaman, Pastor
Z / 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
? 7-- 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


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th c'.--, '*-"rvin Av- -..


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


Sunday:
Sunday School
Worship
Small Groups


9:00
10:00
6:00


Wednesday:
Night 7:00


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


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Most pieces set in 14kt,
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Fri. Night Oct. 24th at
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All announcements from the
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material.





1994 Chevy Z-71 ext. cab,
cd, toolbox, 150k mi for
$7,000. 229-2444 2tp10/23
1998 Nissan Altima GLE. 4
door, leather, one owner,
loaded, newv condition
$4950. 960-4464. ltd0/23,
1984 Jaguar XJ-6 Maroon
color. Needs painting and
some interior restoration.
Engine runs very good. Very
reliable Vehicle. $500 (850)
648-6171 2tp10/23
2000 Toyota Camry Solara
SLE. 2 door, AT; AC, V6, sun-
roof, leather, loaded, 50,000
one-owner miles. $ 1'3 600
960-4464. ltc10/23
2000 RM 250 Dirt bike, runs
great. $2,500 647-6149.
4tp10/16
.1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
Itcl.0/23

1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles: $3750. 960-
4464. ltc10/23


1997 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT, AC, V6, excellent condi-
tion. $4950. 960-4464.
ltclO/23

2000 Chevy Astro Van, white,
fully equipped, exc. cond.
front and rear air, radio-CD
and cassette. 648-5774.
4tp10/16
2000 Mazda 626 ES. AT, AC,
V6, one owner, 40,000 miles,
new condition, must see.
$8750. 960-4464. ltc10/23
2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40,000 miles, one owner,
leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. $9650. 960-4464.
ltcO0/23

1987 Ford Truck, 4 wheel Dr.
Bed liner, tool box. Good
Hunting Truck. $1,750. Days
229-8251 Nights 827-2618.
2tp10/23
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc10/23
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 4 door, 4X4, V8,
excellent condition, clean,
one owner. $4750. 960-4464.
ltcO0/23
1985 Chevy Van G-20, recent
engine & transmission, front
and rear AC, very clean
inside and out. No rust
$3000. Call (850) 647-5884.
2tp10/16
1997 Mercury Grand'
Marquis. 4 door, loaded, one
owner, low miles. $4250.
960-4464. ltc10/23
1998 Toyota Corolla LE..AT,
AC, 4 door, excellent condi-
tion, one owner. $4950. 960-
4464. ltc10/23






'For' Sale ; 998' Ketin r
ProSklff 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.
.2tcl0/16


Mobile home lot for rent. 0.5
miles from beach. 648-8201
or 774-3298. tfc10/23

One bedroom apartment
1508 1/2 Long Ave $400 per
mo. Deposit required. No
Pets. 850-229-6825.
4tp10/23

Mexico Beach Available
immediately, new 4BR/2BA
unfurnished home. 2 car
garage. $1,100 mo. 648-
5767. Itc10/23
Mexico Beach 3BR/2BA
mobile home
washer/dryer hook up.
Water, garbage, and cable
included. 1st and last
month rent required. 648-
5033. ltp10/23
Very nice 1BR/1BA unfurn

gulfview apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call 850-648-4649.
ltp10/23
Commercial Space for Rent.
1000-2000 sq. ft. Private
entry door & 10' roll up door.
Available Dec. 1 Call 229-
9125. 2tcl0/16
3BR/1BA w/carport,
includes washer/dryer. 1601
Marvin Ave. Available Nov. 1.
$650 mo. Sec. 8 accepted.
2tpil0/23
Beach Cottage for rent -
monthly; 1 bed, 1 bath
unfurnished; new construc-
tion; appliances and utilities
for $750: 9142 Argonaut
Alley. Call 647-9142 or 639-
9386. 2tp10/23
Beachside 1BR/1BA unfur-
nished apt. includes wash-
er/dryer $450 mo plus
deposit. Call 648-5476.
tfc10/23
Gulfaire Townhouse
1BR/1BA plus loft. All appli-
ances including washer and
dryer. $600 a month plus
deposit. 648-8007 4tpI0/23
,- h .,- I -
2558 NMdcinhon in O sak
Grove. Quiet rear apartment,
laundry, stove, refrigerator,
$395 a mo. 229-8378.
tfc10/23
Cute beach cottage 2 blocks
from beach. 1BR/1BA. Large
livingroom all appliances
now. $400 mo. 229-291-
3374. 2tp10/23
New 2BR/2BA house, N
32nd St./Canal. Available
01/01/04, No pets. $900 mo.
call 706-333-0159 or 106-
663-2263. tfcl0/23
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 1-850-229-6738.
2tp10/16


Town home Large bedroom
w/private bath & balcony.
Furnished or unfurnished.
Satellite TV. & DSL provided.
In town location. Please call
229-1711. tfc10/16
2BR/2BA Mobile home com-
pletely furnished w/carport
and storage shed. Less than
2 blocks to the beach. $650
mo. Call 648-4649.2tp10/16
Beacon Hill Adorable
3BR/2BA, furnished beach
cottage. Available thru April.
$1,000 per mo. 647-8317.
4tc10/16
2 Bedroom Trailer in
Highland View. $300 rent
$300 Deposit. Call Dona
227-9363. 2tp10/16
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-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
3tpl0/9
Retail Storefront downtown
Reid Ave. approx 900 sq. ft.
$650/mo. 229-9333.tfc10/9
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. tfcs/s
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stc & ret a... w.j-h-
er/dryer hook-up '.
* New extra 1g. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tfc6/s






Good Used Furniture:
Dining Room Suite lighted
hutch, oval table, w/6
chairs; Living Room tables
chair & sofa, and more. 2911
Garrison Ave. Call 229-8058
if interested. 2tpl0/16


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

Old Hoosier Cabinet red
enamel trim, peeling paint -
easy to refinish $300. 639-
2069. 2tpl0/23
Green Sectional Sofa s/hide-
a-bed and recliner. Coffee
Table and two end tables.%
$350 ltclO/23
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7





Yard Sale at 222 Whiting St.
(Highland View) turn at
Carpet Country 8-till. Sat
Oct. 25 glassware, antique
table and chairs, lots of flow-
ers, clothes, household
goods, what knots. Rain or
Shine. ltplO/23
Big yard sale lots of items.
Good prices. Oct 25th and
Oct 26. 7466 Americus Ave.
9am 4pm. NO EARLY
BIRDS firm. ItplO/23
Estate Sale Beautiful 5
piece king size Thomasville
bedroom suit $800. Very nice
beige sofa with 2 matching
chairs $550. Solid oak white
table and chairs, like new.
Complete grouping of Rattan
furniture table, chairs,
armoire, sofa, 2 recliners and
more. 227-1647 or 229-8719
ltclO/23

Yard Sale: 603 Long Avenue
8:00-1:00. Lots of miscella-
neous items. Rain cancels.
Itc10/23
Indoor moving sale. Sat. Oct
25th 8am-llam Atlantic
Street. St. Joe Beach.
Furniture, inisc. ItplO/23


HOWARD CREEK VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
GIGANTIC YARD SALE &
SHOT GUN RAFFLE
October 25, 2003
8 AM until ??
Rain or Shine
Please donate all useable items
If you need someone to pick up or drop off your.
items
PLEASE CONTACT:
Billy Moore: 827-2257
Raymond Holt: 827-1187
Bob Britt: 827-2230
Jimmy Alford: 827-1505

EVERYONE COME AND SUPPORT OUR
FIRE DEPARTMENT


Garage Sale Sat. Oct 25 7am-
llam. 725 Fortner Ave.
Mexico Beach. Lots of Good
Stuff. ltp10/23

Big Yard Sale. Lots of items,
good prices. Oct 25 and 26.
7466 Americus Ave. 9am-
4pm. NO EARLY BIRDS-firm.
ltp10/23
Yard Sale Saturday Oct 25
8am to 2pm. Rain or Shine.
Furniture plus 324 Bay St.
St Joe Beach. ltcl0/23
Super Yard Sale '- this
Saturday 205 8th Street.
Lots of items. Scooter, furni-
ture, toys, electronics. ltc10/23
Multi-Family yard sale Sat
Oct 25, 8-12:30, 912 16th
Street- clothes, toys, misc.
ltp10/23

Beach Baptist Chapel will be
having a yard/bake sale
Saturday October 25, 2003
from 8 AM-TILL rain or
shine. 311'Columbus Street,
St. Joe, Beach in the
Fellowship .hall. All proceeds.
go to the Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering for
Foreign Missionaries. itcl0/23
Yard Sale- 129 Magellan St.
Sat. Oct. 25 8 till.
Something for Everyone.
ltp10/23
Moving Sale: Everything
cheap. Washer/dryer (stack-
able) $100. Works great F/S
bed with BS/m $50. Older
hard drive, best offer. Man's
bike, best offer. Nothing else
over $10. Some items free.
639-3916. 2tp10/23
Garage Sale Saturday. Oct
25 from 8am till. Children's
clothing, toys, ,and lots of
misc. 1320 Woodward Ave.
ltc10/23
Moving Sale Saturday Oct 25
8:00 am until. 6678
Alabama Ave. Clothes, shoes,
knick-knacks, sofa w/dual
*recliners $75, double door
fridge w/water indoor $150.
Dry r $25. Too much to
name. ltc10/23


Foreman's Painting &
Remodeling needs 1st class
painter/carpenter. (850) 647-
3444. 2tp10/23
Wanted: Real Estate Agents
& Administrative Assistant.
Call 227-7879 or Apply in
person 6335 C-30 A.
2tp10/23
Now Hiring CDL Class B
Dump Truck Drivers Call
C.R. Smith & Son 850-229-
6018. 2tc10/23
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: 10/27/2003
Location: Port St. Joe
County: GULF
Annual Salary: $14,555.20
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVE.
SPORT 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
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
anuouncemrent i] tc 10, '23
Wanted Full or part time
security officer w/Class D
license. Call 229-8271 ext.
216. Itp10/23
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


TAE & SERVICE


J. C. Enterprises 202 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
850.227-9414
Fax 229-6041


'adioShack
Authorized Sales Center


BEACH

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


PLUS SMALL NCjIlNEt
REPAIRS
NOW AVAILABLE
Climate Control
St. Joe
Rent-All, Inc.
706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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On Site Rentals 6 Days A
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MONTH'S RENT!


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NOW ACCEPTING NEiWPATIENTS
MANY SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE
BLEACHING
DENTURES
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Credit Cards Accepted

325 Long Avenue

227-1812


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

( Voice/TTY Access
(352) 472-3952


Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or e-mail
gkadkins@hotmail.c2m


Local Internet Service
SComputer Repairs & Upgrades
,* Custom Built Computers
I Models on Display
T Excellent Prices
Lessons for Beginners
SWeb Site Design & Hosting
Lin Brightly Computer Associates
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 1002 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach between Gulf Foods & Sharon's Cafe
648-6912 (Cell) 227-5920
Visit our website: www.lin-brightly-computerassociates.com


MINI STORAGE CLOCK REPAIR
Ofe: 228 Reid Ave. Street Port St.Joe,FL Old or New Anniversary Clocks
229-6200 Office Grandfather; Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
814-7400 Cell Phone 648-5165
785-9777 After Hours
DRIESBACH CLEANERS

FOR RENT OR LEASE 180 AVENUE C
FOR RENT OR LEASE Pick-up and Delivery
Dry storage space 850-227-1671
3,000 sq. ft.
Call 22-6031 Make


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secure and equipped yard.
Call for details
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


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* Carports


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A-i QUALITY DOCKS & B
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services
BOARDWALKS
Vinyl Wood
BOATLIFTS .'
Aluminum Stainless Steel
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED I,
THE STORIMSI ? 7:IW
www.larryjoecolson.com

Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.)


* Screen Rooms


I I I c~ ~ I APPLIANCES I I~s rr~


Part time distributor need-
ed. Homes for sale magazine
needs a person to place mag-
azines in racks.
Transportation required.
$200 $300/mo. call Bob
866-577-4262. 2tpl0/16
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.
Llcens.e# HHA299991819.
S2tc10/I6

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. 2tp10/16
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. --fc10i.16

Real Estate Agent &
Vacation Reservationist
wanted. Call 227-7879 or
Apply at 623.35-C30 A.
2tp10/16
Wildlife Technician -FL
Fish & Wildlife Con~eratUion
Corn. Apalachicola River
Wildlife & Environmental
Area, Gulf/Franklin
Counties. $25,009.66
Annual. Use tractors and
farm implements, road and
facility maintenance, con-
duct wildlife surveys,
enhance wildlife habitat.
Experience and/or education
requirements: Position No.
.77000225. Applications
must be completed on line at:
https: //peoplefirst.myflori-
da.com/. (must be received
by_'10/25/03) For additional
information contact:
David Johnson, 5300 High
Bridge Road, Quincv. FL
32351, 850-627-9674,
EEO/AA.Employer. 3tp10/9
Experienced cook and wait-
staff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining & Boss
Oyster Please apply in per-
son: 123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfcl 0/9
REPORTER POSITION The
Star and Apalachicola/
Carrabelle Times newspa-
pers are seeking a reporter to
cover sports and miscella-
neous community journal-
ism in the two communities.
Anyone interested in apply-
ing for this position should
send a resume and samples
of their written work to The
Star Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 308, Port St. Joe Fl.
32457. tfc7/3













THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2003 PAGE 11B

PULI NTIE


Pest Control Tech clean
driving record and drug
screen required. Apply in
person. No phone calls
Please. 321B Reid Ave. Port
St. Joe, FL. tfcl0/2

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

Worship, Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mixico 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, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfc10/2

All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

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

ATTENTION DRIVER
TRAINEES Werner has
immediate 'openings for
entry-level drivers. No experi-
ence needed. Earn $700-
$900 weekly plus benefits.
No CDL? No problems Short
term training now available!
Call today 1-877-214-3624.
4tc10/2


Lots of free football ch
possibly 400 other free
nels with this satellite
$350 new, Now $5(
new receiver, $400 ne
$75. Save $350-
Housebuilders 10" tal
$150. Super Heavy du
4' chain link fence, $
50' roll. New walk ga
229-7749 evenings.


2003 ESB Grande"l'6
bulb) tanning bed. Ele
timer, face/arm tann
runs off 110 current.
new in April and only
hours .on bulbs.
$1,800.00 obo. Cal
8806. 2tp


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

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else!
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net or
call 639-5401 and leave your
name, phone number, and
address. tfc7/24

Jewelry store fixtures and
inventory. Going out of busi-
ness. The Jewelry Chest
229-7777. After 5pm call
647-8052. 3tc10/16







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

70/14 2001(ln) Homestead
$26,000 3BR, 2 full baths,
washer, dryer, dishwasher,
icemaker, Ref., stove, fully
carpeted, call for appoint.
850-227-7932. 3tp10/23






CKA 8 week old male Yorkie
for sale. $500 Call 647-3895.
1tp10/23



REA


3BR/2BA 1350 sq. ff. new
central heat/air, for
$140,000 w/adjoining lot
annels, $170,000. 229-2444
e chan- 4tpl0/23
.e dish,
0. Like Custom built home 2001 by
w, Now Corbell Construction. Deed
Sears restricted Palm Ridge
ble saw Subdivision, St. Joe Beach.
ity new 10' ceiling, large windows,
$25 for Italian tile floors, large 75' x
te $12. 225' lot. 1749 heat/cool.
1 .. '3BR/2BA w/garage. Too
,10 '23 many -extras to list.
S $288,000. 850-647-6110.
oo0 (16 4tc10/16
ectronic
Ler and 75' x 100' with 24' x 30' shop
Bought in St. Joe Beach 3 blocks
has 20 from the Gulf $79,900 will
Asking consider owner financing.
1 229- 647-8033 or 239-470-4564.
10/16 2tpi0/16


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

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

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

Large gulf front on Cape San
Blas 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

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

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

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: 1.00'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5







23' Gradywhite, twin yamaha
150s bimini top, aluminum
trailer, 'has a walk around
cuddy cabin. $14,500 obo.
229-2444. 2tp 10/23

1997 25' Holiday Rambler
Alum-lyte T/T. Like new
fiberglass and aluminum
construction. Includes stabi-
lizer hitch. $10,900 obo.
04 8.82Q ,!. fcl0/16

For Sale Layton 34' :5th
Wheel. Great condition. Can
see at Lot 17, El Governor RV
Park. 648-4098. 2tp10/16


Ready to clean houses
and/or businesses.
References available. Call
229-6996 ask for Sherrie.
2tp10/23







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 Crcuit 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
1, PAGE 14.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON S 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
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 ile 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. Magidson, 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 Alien Memorial Way
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Publish October 16 and 23, 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 County, 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
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities 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
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_.
ar dF.. n i -.31.: i]r .:.*- h-- -n clop.- YOUR
COMPANI' NAME., rial Il.rs 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 COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish: October 16 & 23, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF ,
JUDSON NATHANIEL CARNLEY
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 03-62-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
i-r,. j..T,.i-i.' L UOr. :.' dihe estate of
jiu.,:_'Nr [..Tii-L-J'JILL CARNLEY,
,3c.::. i..A r,:.e Oa le of death i a,
August 28, 2003, is 'pending ir. ,.n
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, File Number 03-62-
PR; the address of which is Gulf
County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE
THE LATER OF THE DATE THAT IS
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
.other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 80 FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS 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 23, 2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Charles A. Costin
Post Office Box 98
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Telephone: (850) 227-1159
Florida Bar No. 699070
Personal Representative:
Ida Elizabeth Carnley
P.O. Box 202
Wewahitchka, FL 32465
Publish: October 23 and 30, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular monthly meeting for
October on Monday, October 27, 2003,
at 5:00 p.m.. E.S.T., at the Gulf County
Public Library, Library Meeting Room.
110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida.
All who wish may attend and be heard.
Publish October 23. 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
BID #0304-04
The GIll Co.r,' Board of County
C.mrnmlJi.:,n'er' i calling for submit.
Lds lfor Lri-e FRE QUALIFYING OF GEN.
ERA.L l:'OriTFlAcTOR. i.fr Lh' bidding
phase of the Rehabilitation/Restor-
ation of the Cape San Bias Lighthouse
Keepers Quarters and Oil Storage
Building, and- calling for bids from
those pre-qualfied contractors for the
referenced project.
F'Tr.quaifi.: AIu.n pa.KeLu are.available
iroim ie .:,iri'._ ,i mr Architect:
Manausa, Lewis & Dodson Architects,
Inc., located at 211 John Knox Road,
Suite 105, Tallahassee, Florida 32303,
telephone (850) 385-9200. Interested
parties may pick up the packets
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
'5:00o'po.'i. E:T.i Moiday ,.through
Thursday.-Plans. and...specifications
may be reviewedfatthe. Architects
Office. Construction ocrients will.be
issued, upon receipt &'"a deposit, fol-
lowing pre-qualification of interested
bidders.
Completed pre-qualification packets
'must be returned to the same location
no later than 2:00 p.m., E.T. on
November 6, 2003.
The bids will be received until Monday.
January 5, 2004 at 5:00 p.m., E.T. at
the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,:Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456. Bids will be opened at


this same location on Tuesday,
January 6, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.. E.T.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Emergency
Management Director R. Larry Wells at
(850) 229-9110t.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all proposals received.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
/s/ Billy E. Traylor. Chairman
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish October 23 and 30. 2003
Public Notice
Beginning November 1, 2003, The
Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold all Public
Meetings. Hearings, and Workshops at
Port St. Joe's Fire Station Conference
Room at 404 Williams Avenue.
All persons are invited to attend these
meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in these proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone'No. (850) 229-8261.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City
Auditor/Clerk
Publish Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, & 13, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-05
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
Two (2) New Dump Trucks
with 16-foot Dump Body
We are seeking persons who may be
interested in accepting two (2) 2000
Mack dump trucks as trade-ins.
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 Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee at (850)
639-2238.
Delivery date must be specified.
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,
November 7, 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, November 10, 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 23 and 30. 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-06
The Gulf C.ounr, Bonrd :.l" County
C.mml-.loners vill reccile bids from
an person company or corporation
.n:eretied in prondme the following
goods/service:
One (1) New Dump Truck
We are seeking persons who may be
.interes-ea In accepung a 1991 Mack
dump truck a tade_ln'(can be seen
at the Gulf County Public Works
Department 1001 10th Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Gulf County Clerk's Office at1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229_6113 .' Fax P8501 2296174.
Any questions- regarding this bid
should be directed to Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer at (850)
227 1401.
Delivery date must be specified.
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,
No emoer 7. -003 at 5 00 p m E .at
Iue OI fc i 01 he Clerk o l" Cirer.i COjurt
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St Joe, FL 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same loca-
tion on Monday, November 10, 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 23 & 30, 2003


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
The Gulf County School Board met in
regular session orn Sepiei r.er 2003,
at 6:00: p.m ET in their
Administrative Offices. The following
members were present: Billy C. Quinn,
Jr., Linda Wood, Sharon Gaskin,
Charlotte Pierce, and Oscar Redd. The
Superintendent and Board Attorney
were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided.
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Judy Campbell,
GCEA President, commended the
Superintendent for a recommendation
regarding several personnel who are
paid from grant funds by changing
their status from temporary to perma-
nent due to length of employment.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board adopted
the agenda amended to include the fol-
lowing pages:
Pages 25a-25f (personnel); pages 16-17
(omit AA degree); page 39 (change
assistant volleyball coach, assistant
boys track coach, and assistant girls
'track coach to minor sports 2nd team);
pages 52a-52b (program matters).
CONSENT ITEMS: .On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following consent items:
Approval of Minutes: Approved min-
utes from August 19, 2003 meeting.
Correspondence: The Board acknowl-
edged correspondence from Don Rich
and family. No action required.
Budget Matters/End of Year Reports
(2002-03 financial statements):
Approved -2002-03 financial state-
ments as submitted. Approved pay-
ment of monthly bills as submitted.
SPersonnel: Approved out-of-field teach-
ers for the 2003-04 school year as fol-
lows:
Port St. Joe Elementary School none
Port St. Joe Middle School -. Gloria
Gant; Sandy Quinn; Wayne Stevens;
Judy Williams; Helen Carlsten.
Port' St. Joe High School Dawn
Alcorn; Mike Bullock; Helen Carlsten;
Valerie Clayton.
Wewahitchka Elementary School -
Misty Harper: Lori Price.
',, alr.Ichl.hkJ Middle School Carla
Drunr,, Karen Hei,:..er, Frances Lloyd.
Wewahitchka High School Jay
Bidwell; Matt Bullard; John
Fcran~i.huk. Peril Hnua-,i.r Mh.i Peak.
ApF'r'.ed .iud\ William.- re-q'aest to
:mni,,r I'c DRO3F program ai ilhe end of
ih- i'.00,':4 ch:,.: .e.ar approved
request f{r pa ,-rT, er, t'AO" ,:rl' 3 -I'i -
ni le.aIe as submraned IM N 'iAimam Is
a teacher! at P:nr 51 Ji.e M.eidle School
Approved Peial Hunter to fill.a reading
teacher on special assignment position
', -iva hLt.:riK. Hjih School for the
20'03.114 =ch.'l 3[ ev-s"
Approved Christine Hemsdorfer as
Even Start Parent Educator 20 hours
per ieek in the For 5,r J,.:e -ra and
appro' ed Car.:,lrT NrenJe az- L,.Sn Stan
Firent Eaucartr. TiJie i Paruen Litaion
ifu! time n ue Bn'e',la-aCreh a ie for
Lhe 2003')04 .chc.,:.i \c% EBo-, h teisdre
cnungent upon ,uci.:e 'd ,ul.T.-rple on
of a. pe-employment physical, drug
screen, and fingerprint analysis.
Approved' Elaine Layton as a home-
bound' teacher in Wewahitchka for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Tasha Downum to receive
speech therapist supplement for the
2003-04 school year.
S r.,''- i.a'i Tr. i i i.,
it ,JuJl i, 2"'0'". GCln- a Cl'a. Donna
Burch, Melissa Schell. Sharon Miller,
Jane Wade. Carolyn Ranie, Linda
Buskirk, Rosa Feltrop, UJordan Linton,
Marty Riley. James Daniels.
Approved Charles (Woody) Borders for
a district maintenance technician posi-
tion with 10 years experience for the
2003-04 school year. Hire is contingent
upon satisfactory completion of pre-
employment physical, drug screen, and
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
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fingerprint analysis.
Approved Raymond Atchison as a tem-
porary part-time grass cutter for the
district.
Approved John Thomas Odum as Gulf
Academy Aide I for the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon successful com-
pletion of pre-employment physical.
drug screen, and fingerprint analysis.
Approved Carol D. Rich as Adult
School Aide II for the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon successful com-
pletion of pre-employment physical,
drug screen, and fingerprint analysis.
Approved Lisa Evans for a Community
Technology instructional position at
the Adult School in the 2003-04 school
year contingent upon successful com--
pletion of pre-employment physical,
drug screen, and fingerprint analysis.
Approved James Hamilton as ESE Aide
I, DeAnna Buchanan as Aide I, Eric
Keion McNalr as ESE Aide I, and
Paulette Best as Aide III 4 hours/day,
at Port St. Joe Elementary School for
the 2003-04 school year contingent
upon successful completion of pre-
employment physical, drug screens,
and fingerprint analyses.
Accepted resignation of Bobbie
Sandridge as Computer Aide I at
Wewahitchka Elementary School effec-
tive September 10, 2003.
Approved Kelly J. McCorvey as a custo-
dian at Port St. Joe Middle/High
Schools for the 2003-04 school year
contingent upon successful completion
of pre-employment phsycial, drug
screen, and fingerprint analysis.
Approved Donna Walkers request to
enter the DROP program October 1,
2003 with an anticipated retirement
date of September 30, 2008. Also
approved payment of accrued terminal
pay by Option 2 as requested.
Accepted letter of retirement from
Beverly Hilton, a custodian at
Wewahitchka High School, effective
August 22, 2003. Also approved pay-
ment of accrued annual and sick leave
as requested.
Accepted letter of retirement from
Marian Deeson, the school food service
assistant manager at Port St. Joe
Elementary School, effective August
29, 2003. Also approved payment of
accrued annual and sick leave as
requested.
Approved the following teachers to
receive lunch duty supplements at Port
St. Joe Elementary School for the
2003-04 school year: 1/2 supple
ment/l/2 compensatory time Jo
Clements, Cindy Phillips; full supple-
ment Jeannie Askew, Margaret
Ellmer.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Port St.'Joe Elementary School:
Principal DIsignee Chuck Gannon;
Student Records Clerk Debbie Peak;
Odyssey of the Mind 1/2 Jeannie
Askew, 1/2 Sharon Hoffman.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Wewahitchka Elementary


School: Principal Designee Lori Price:
Odyssey of the Mind Lori Price;
Student Records Clerk -Mary Ann
Peak.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Port St. Joe High School;
Student Records Clerk 1/2 Marlene
Sewell, 1/2 Stephanie Newsome.
Approved the following substitute bus
drivers for the 2003-04 school year as
submitted: Sherry Foreman, Elizabeth
Linton.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Wewahitchka Middle School:
Volleyball Coach Nicki Holley:
Football Coach Wayne Flowers;
Cheerleader Sponsor Karen Hoover;
Assistant Football Coach Peter Rose
(extracurricular aide) contingent upon
satisfactory pre-employment physical,
drug screen, and fingerprint analysis;
Odyssey of the Mind Misty Wood;
Softball Coach TBA; Baseball Coach -
TBA; Track Coach Misty Wood; Girls'
Basketball Coach Misty Wood; Boys'
Basketball Coach Wayne Flowers;
Records Clerk Nicki Holley.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Port St. Joe Middle School:
Principal Designee Martin Adkison:
Student Records Wanda Nixon:
Volleyball M/J Coach Jo Clements:
Football M/J Head Coach Martin
Adklson; Football M/J Assistant Coach
- Sandy Quinn; Cheerleader Sponsor -
Cindy Phillips: Boys Basketball M/J
Coach Sandy Quinn; Girls Basketball
M/J Coach TBA: Baseball M/J Coach
- Martin Adkison, Softball M/J Coach -
TBA; Head Track Coach M/J Girls -
TBA; Head Track Coach M/J Boys -
TBA.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Port St. Joe High School: Junior
Class Sponsors Gregg Burch, Rachel
Crews, Simona Beard; Senior Class
Sponsors Angel Barbee! Melissa
Ramsey, Kerri Teall; Yearbook Valerie
Clayton; Student Government
Association Sponsor Rodney Herring;
Odyssey of the Mind Diane
McKeithen; National Honor Society -
1/2 Sue Gannon, 1/2 Kerri Teall;
Junior Varsity Cheeleader Sponsor -
Martha Sanborn; Varsity Cheerleader
Sponsor Simona Beard; Band
Director Mitch Bouington; Choral
Director Ann Comforter; Flag Corps
Sponsor Stephanie Newsome
(extracurricular aide): Athletic Director
'- John Palmer; Volleyball Coach Joni
White, Minor Sports 2nd Team
Volleyball Coach Kerri Teall; Head
Football Coach John Palmer;
Assistant Football Coaches Mike
Bullock. Chuck Gannon. Kenny
Parker, 1.TBA, Curtis Ray (extracurric-
ular aide); Girls Basketball Coach -
Kenny Parker; Assistant Girls
Basketball Coaches Becky Lacour, I
TBA; Boys Basketball Coach Al
Carpenter: Assistant Boys Basketball
Coaches Sandy Quinn, 1 TBA; Boys


Track Coach Kenny Parker; Boys
Minor Sports 2nd Team Track Keith
Chiles (extracurricular aide); Girls
Track Coach Kenny Parker ; Girls
Minor Sports 2nd Team Track Ben
McCroan (extracurricular aide); Cross
Country Track Coach (Boys & Girls) -
TBA; Boys Golf Coach Jim Beln; Girls
Golf Coach Pam Watford; Softball
Coach Jim Belin; Assistant Softball
Coach Daryl Parker (extracurricular
aide). 1 TBA; Baseball Coach Chuck
Gannon: Assistant Baseball Coaches -
Mike Bullock, Stacy Strickland
extracurricularr aide) .Weightlifting
(Girls & Boys) John Palmer.
Approved the following supplemental
pay positions for the 2003-04 school
year at Wewahitchka High School:
Athletic Director Charles Winchester;
Head Varsity Football Coach Charles
Winchester; Assistant Football
Coaches Richard Hollensworth,
Charles Fortner, Windell Jackson; Boys
Head Basketball Coach Richard
Hollensworth; Assistant Boys
Basketball Coach 2 TBA's Girls Head
Basketball Coach April Bidwell:
Assistant Girls Basketball Coach 2
TBA's; Head Baseball Coach Windell
Jackson; Assistant Baseball Coaches -
2 TBA's; Head Softball Coach Charles
Fortner; Assistant Softball Coaches -
Coy Adkins, 1 TBA; Boys Head Track
Coach TBA; Girls Head Track Coach -
TBA; Boys Cross Country Track Coach
- Jay Bidwell; Girls Cross Country
Track Coach TBA; Golf Coach John
Franzese; Weightlifting Coach Wayne
Flowers; Volleyball Coach Lanita
Taunton; Minor Sports 2nd Team
Volleyball Coach Lanita Taunton;
Band Director Terry Stryker;
Cheerleader Sponsor (Varsity & Junior
Varsity ) Mary Holley (extracurricular
aide): Junior Class Sponsor -
Stephanie Wade., Debbie Cole; Senior
Class Sponsor Peral Hunter, Micah
Peak; Yearbook Sponsor Debbie Cole;
Student Council Sponsor Elaine
Layton; National Honor Society
Sponsor Elaine 'Layton:
Majorette/Flag Corps Sponsor -
Jessica Cole (extracurricular aide):
Principal Designee TBA; Odyssey of
the Mind Terry Stryker: Records Clerk
- Brenda Jordan; Lunch Duty Lanita
Taunton, Coy Adkins.
Approved James Kennedy, Diane
O'Neal, Debra Setterich, and Daphne
Lister as substitute teachers for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved one additional 4-hour para-
professional position and one addition-
al aide at Port St Joe Elementary.
School in the 2003-04 school' year for
the Cluster Class.
Student Matters: Approved for Justin
Land, Rachel Baris, Carla Peavy, and
Emily Peavy, Calhoun County resi-
dents, to attend school in Gulf County
for the 2003-04 school year.
Approved for 15-year old student #
593689368X to enroll in the Gulf
County Adult School to complete her
education.
Approved for 15-year old, student '#


590905399X to enroll in the Gull
County School.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Gaskin,
and unanimous vote, the Board
approved subcontract agreement with
Panhandle Area Educational
Consortium for the Reading Coaches
Model Grant.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and 4-0 vote, the Board
approved 2003-04 cooperative agree-
ment with North Florida Child
Development. Mrs. Gaskin abstained
from the vote due to a conflict of inter-
est: she is the executive director of
North Florida Child Development, Inc.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved 2003-04 dual 'enroll-
ment articulation agreement with Gulf
Coast Community College.
PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT THE
2003-04 FINAL BUDGET & VILLAGE
RATES: There was no input from the
public. On motion by Mr. Redd, second
by Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote,
the Board approved .the 2003-04
Required Local Effort millage at 5.292.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood. and unanimous vote, the Board
approved the 2003-04 Regular
Discretionary millage at .510, and the
2003-04 Supplemental Discretionary
village at .081. On motion by Mrs.
Pierce, second by Mr. Redd, and 3-2
vote, the Board approved the 2003-04
Local Capital Improvement.millage at
1.25. Pierce, Quinn, and Redd voted
YFA; Gaskin and Wood voted NAY.
O motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and 3-2 vote, the Board
approved the 2003-04 final budget in
the amount of $19,831,339.43 with a
total millage rate of 7.133.
In addition, the Board adopted a reso-
lution, stating this information to be
submitted to the Florida Department of
Education. Pierce, Quinn, and Redd
voted YEA; Gaskin and Wood voted
NAY.
SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUNDS AUDIT
REPORT FOR 2002-03: On n motionby
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Wood, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
the 2002-03 school activity funds audit
report.
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS, SCHEDULES,
CODES OF CONDUCT: On motion by
Mrs. Wood, second by Mrs. Pierce, and
unanimous vote, the Board approved
school and administrative handbooks,
master schedules, bell schedules, and
codes of conduct for the 2003-04
school year.
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a Resolution Supporting
Increased Funding for the Sparsity
Supplement.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a private transporta-
tion vehicle request for POPS for the
2003-04 school year..


I - -


On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second Dy
Mrs. Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a 2003-04 year spon-
sorship to the Gulf County Economic
Development Council, Inc., in the
amount of $100.00.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved invoice from the
Florida School Labor Relations Service,
Inc. for the 2003-04 year in the
amount of $2,500.00.
On motion by Mrs. Wood, second by
Mrs. Pierce, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved 2003-04 invoice for
dues to the Florida Association of
District School Superintendents in the
amount of $5,777.00, as well as FASA
membership for the Superintendent in
the amount of $247.00.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mrs. Wood, and unanimous vote, the'
Board approved 2003-04 Gold Card
Club request for funding as submitted.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved out-of-state travel for
the Port St. Joe High School Student
Council October 8 14, 2003.
The Board reviewed Monthly Activity
Reports from School Resource Officers
at Port St. Joe Middle/High Schools
and Wewahitchka Middle/High Schools
for the month of August, 2003 as sub-
mitted. No action required.
ADJOURNMENT: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second By Mrs. Gaskin, and,
unanimous vote, the Board adjourned/
their meeting at 7:25 p.m.


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

AUGUST 26, 2003 CONTINUED
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES-
ENGINEERING
Commissioner Peters motioned
that all professional services by
the engineers be approved by the
Board. Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion for discussion
and, after discussion, the motion
passed unanimously.
BUDGET AMENDMENT #9
Commissioner Peters discussed
new equipment (beach rake) pur-
chased for Public Works, and
inquired about T.D.C. helping
with this purchase. Chief
Admriinistrator Butler reported
that T.D.C. can only pay a portion
$20,000.00 now, and pay the rest
at a later date. Upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, aand


u rn~ nl-.Iui I..ie. Lhe' Bo:.rd
adopted Budget Amendment #9,
as follows:
Budget Amendment #9
General Fund
Original Amended
Budget Increase Decrease Budget
Board of County Commissioners:
21111_23000 Life, Health &
Dental $826,000 $50,818 $ 0
$876,818
21111 24000 Ins._Worker's
Comp. $184,000 $16,750 $ 0'
$200,750
21111 3 1 1 0 0
Prof.ServicesEngineers $ 30,000
$23,128 $0 $53,128
2 1 111 4 5 0 0 0
Ins._C.H.,Bonds,Liab. $140,000
$48,000 $ 0 $188,000
Gulf County Work Crew:
24523_12000 Salaries & Wages $
78,035 $22,738 $ 0 $100,773
24523_21000 FICA $ 4,838 $
1,410 $ 0 $ 6,248
24523_21500 Medicare $ 1,132 $
330 $0$ 1,462
24523 22000 Retirement $ 4,495
$ 2,253 $ 0 $ 6,748
Detention & Corrections:
S3123_62100 Improvements to
B!dg. $ 25,000 $ 9,400 $ 0 $
34,400
Public Works Department:
42834_64000 New Equipment
$101,700 $ 46,000 $ $147,700
Reserves:
99984 95000 Reserve for
Conting. $220,827 $ 0 $220,827
$0
(End)
PUBLIC HEARING SMALL
SCALE MAP AMENDMENT /
RISH
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a small scale map amendment.for
Ralph Rish (Parcel ID
#01041_050R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. Marilyn Blackwell
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the property. Upon inquiry
by :Commissioner. Traylor,
Planner Richardson stated that
the P.D.R.B. recommended this
request be approved. Upon
motion by Commissioner Traylor,
second by Commissioner


M:L'c:m.r; ,WJd iunduM.im.u %tole
the Board approved a small scale
map amendment changing 9.998
acres from agricultural to resi-
dential for Ralph Rish.
PUBLIC- HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / CHIPOLA LAND-
INGS
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
Ralph Rish (Parcel ID
#01041_050R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the prelimi-
nary plat of Chipola Landings
subdivision. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / SAN BLAS BEACH
CLUB'
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
Club at Cape San Bias LLC
(Parcel ID #06268_061R,
#06268_068R, #06268_065R),
County Attorney McFarland read
the public bearing notice and
called for public comment. There
being no public comment,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the preliminary plat of
San Blas Beach Club subdivi-
sion. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / RISH'
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
preliminary plat approval for
William J. Rish, Jr. (Parcel. ID
#06268_750R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There'being no public
comment, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
the preliminary plat for Wdtllia m.
Ri h, Jr, C.onungeni upocn ict-
land setbacks. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING PRELIMI-
NARY PLAT / SEAGRASS SUBDI-
VISION
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider


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Core Development Group LLC
(Parcel ID #06268_082R and
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ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
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PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT
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Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Greg
Waddell (Parcel ID #03187_001R
and #03187_002R), County'
Attorney McFarland read the
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cuss the suodI r. ,ion, sLLaing that
all County reqJireiter .i riaoe
been met. Aft.rr mor.tir anlj;,ij-
sion by County Attorney
McFarland, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to approve the
final plat of Reservation subdivi-
sion. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion and, after
discussion, tce motion passed 3
to 2, with Commissioners Fox
and Peters voting no.
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT
/ PALM BREEZE
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Gulf
County Properties (Parcel ID
#03083_000R), County Attorney
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. There being no public
comment, -Commissioner
McLemore motioned to approve
the final plat of Palm Breeze sub-
division. Commissioner. Traylor
seconded the motion,, and it
passed unanimously.
TO BE CONTINUED