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Voting In
Mexico Beach ....... P. 4A

Christmas for
Kids and Adults..... Pg. 8A

Bayside Savings
Bank Opens...... Pg.9A

Port St. Joe High School
Homecoming Photos. Pgs. 15 &16A

Another West
Nile Case.......... Pg. 5A
Law Enforcement News Pg. 1OA
Sports ......... Pgs. 12-13A
Society. ...... ... Pg. 2-4B
Obituaries .......... Pg. 7B
Church News ......... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B


PSJ &


Wewa


Halloween


Festivities
by Carly Johnson
Although it is the time of year
for ghosts and goblins, it is still
football season. As this year's Port
St. Joe versus Wewahitchka game,
at Wewahitchka, falls on the tradi-
tional pight for trick-or-treating,
both communities decided to
reschedule Halloween activities in
their respective areas.
PORT ST. JOE- "GHOST ON THE COAST"
This year's Constitution City
Business : Association's Fall
Festival,. Ghosts on the Coast, will
be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5
p.m. on Reid Avenue. Activities will
include:
Project Graduation's Jail and
Bail will be located on Reid Avenue
and Highway 71 from 2:45 p.m.
until bail is posted.
The CCBA Haunted House
will be held in The Jordan Group
Complex (formerly GroundWorks)
from 5 10 p.m. This is a haunted
house to delight rather than fright.
St. Joe Rotary Club will judge
the CCBA Costume Contest will be
held at 6 ,pm. at First and Reid
Avenue.
The band Crooked Shooz will
be located at Third and Reid
Avenue from 7 11 p.m. for your
listening pleasure.
Gulf Co. Arts League
Association's storytellers will be at
Costin and Reid Avenue at 5 p.m.
Concessions, a cake walk and
a pie toss featuring targets John
Reeves and Benny Roberts will be
along Reid Avenue.
An.auction will be held at
6:30 p.m. at Third and Reid
Avenue.
*Trick or Treating begins at 7
p.m.
A host of other activities and
contests will be available for the
entire family.
WEWAHITCHKA
The Wewa City Commission
has also rescheduled its Halloween
festivities to accommodate the
game. Trick or Treating will now be
held from 5-7 p.m. CT on Saturday,
November 1, 2003.
3 -._.


Crowds lined the streets last year.

Wewa Man Arrested

in Fatal Accident
by Tim Croft
A Wewahitchka man who was
behind the wheel of a car involved
in a horrendous wreck the last
week of August that claimed three
lives was arrested Wednesday
morning.
Jason Strimel, 19, was taken
into custody at his home by inves-
tigators from the Florida Highway
Patrol and the State Attorney's
Office.
Strimel was booked into the
Gulf County Jail to await first
appearance on 11 separate counts:
three counts of driving under the
influence/manslaughter; two
counts of driving under the influ-
ence with injury; three counts of
driving under the influence with
property damage; one count of driv-
ing under the influence with seri-
ous bodily injury; one count of driv-
ing while license is suspended or
(See ARREST on Page 14A)


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Hammond New Gulf County Sheriff


Governor Jeb Bush Appoints Michael L. Hammond to fill out McKeithen's term
by Tim Croft Ii EJi l


The wait is over, the pregnant
pause finally filled.
Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday
evening appointed Michael L.
Hammond to fill the remainder of
the unexpired term of former Gulf
County Sheriff Frank McKeithen.
Hammond, 29, filled out
paperwork and took the oath on
Tuesday afternoon and officially
took the reins with a swearing-in of
deputies Tuesday evening.
Hammond will serve as Sheriff
at least through November of 2004,
when McKeithen's term was due to
expire.
The appointment, expected for
weeks, comes almost two months
since it became clear that
McKeithen was likely heading to
Bay County to succeed Sheriff Guy
Tunnell.
"We were honored," Hammond,
said Tuesday morning from his
office in the Building Department
as he fielded congratulatory phone
calls, and interview requests from
the media. "We had been expecting
a decision (for a couple of weeks). It
was very nerve-wracking.
"There were a lot of candidates,
a lot of qualified candidates. We
were honored and relieved to get
the call."
The governor. tapped
Hammond from a field of 14 appli-
cants.-
A spokeswoman in the gover-
nor's office said that roughly 80
percent of the governor's consider-
ation about an appointment cen-
ters on qualifications, background,
who would best serve the commu-
nity and assessment of community
support. The governor, she said, is
presented with all the information
and then makes the final call.
-And while Hammond surely
has been striding across egg shells
for weeks, the folks in the depart-
ment he' is about take over have
also been on pins and needles
awaiting word on their next boss
since early September, when
McKeithen emerged as the clear
favorite for the Bay'Cdunty post.
It was nearly three weeks from


Newly-appointed Gulf bounty Sheriff Michael Hammond swears in deputies
took his official oath.


the application deadline before
McKeithen was tabbed for the Bay
County post, another three weeks
before the Gulf County appoint-
ment was announced.
That delay, that period of life in
the unknown, helped create an
atmosphere Hammond acknowl-
edged he must address.
"It was a bad situation for
everybody," Hammond said. "One
that I didn't create, that Sheriff
.McKeithen didn't create, that
(Interim Sheriff Ken Murphy) didn't
create.
"I intend to talk to (GCSO
employees) about it and get their
feelings."
H; Iammond also addressed
head on issues raised in the com-
munity about his age and his law
enforcement resume, which does
not spotlight the depth and
breadth of law enforcement experi-
ence that, for example, several of
the other applicants for the
Sheriffs post offered.
He noted that he had the good


fortune and distinction to be elect-
ed to the County Commission at
18, one of the youngest elected
leaders in the state.
Hammond is now the youngest
Sheriff in the Florida.
He has served in a variety of
)positions, auxiliary deputy, reserve
deputy, full-time deputy and jail
and court supervisor for almost a
decade.
"I think there is a mixture
there," Hammond said. "My admin-
istrative side will help a lot, my law
enforcement side will help a lot,
meeting in the middle.
"There is a law enforcement
type of sheriff; and an administra-
tive type of sheriff: I think I'll be
somewhere in between. I.will be
hands-on in the office and the
administration of the office. But I'll
also work with deputies on the
road. There will be a balance."
That balance, Hammond said,
is the contrast people will see
between his administration and
the previous one.


As McKeithen did in taking the
reins from Tunnell, Hammond said
he'll put his own stamp on the job,
offering a different philosophy,from
his predecessor.
Among his priorities would be
making cases that will be winners
in court, and maintaining a depart-
ment.that is professional and well-
respected in the community.
He said his administrative
background will help in addressing
budget issues, a key component to
a job that oversees the Sheriffs
Department and County Jail,
which "eat up a lot of ad valorem
tax dollars."
"I want a very professional and
responsive .department,"
Mainmond said. "We need to have
the good opinion (from) the public."
He added that drug interdic-
tion efforts would likely have to
"double" just to keep up with the
emphasis McKeithen has placed on
the drug war over in neighboring
Bay County.
Hammond added that there


would be few major changes as he
embarks on a job that he. had
Expressed interest in when
McKeithen announced, he would
not seek re-election and for which
Hammond now has a 12-month
head start down the learning
curve.
"I don't think we need a care-
taker," Hammond said. "We're not
going to have massive changes,
nobody is going to be fired. We will
tweak some things I think will help,
but we won't make hasty decisions.
We won't make any decisions with-
out a lot of careful thought.
"There'll be a feeling-out period
bitt I don't expect it to be a major
,,,problem. I expect there to be some
butps, but I've worked with many
of the individuals who work in that
department.
"I'm excited. It's ah honor get-
ting the appointment. We are going
to have a 12-month period to show
we can do the job and then the
public will have the opportunity to
decide."


St. Joe, County and Sacred Heart set to



Expand Health Care Offerings In County


by Tim Croft
The pulse of the local health
care community is beating a bit
more vigorously this week.
An. agreement is in Place
between. The St. Joe Co., Sacred
Heart Health Systems and local
health officials to create :a medical
campus along U.S. 98 just west of
Long Avenue.
The anchor of that campus
will, initially, be a medical office
building, of some 18,000-25,000
square feet, which will house a
Host of specialty and primary care
providers, including Davita, the
California-based company that is
the second-largest dialysis provider
in the country.
The campus will, over the
ensuing years, grow to include a
urgent care facility progressing to a
critical access hospital of no more
than 25 beds.
"It's exciting," said Bill
Williams, president/CEO of
Integras Therapy and Wellness
Centers and chairman of the coun-
ty Health Care Committee.."This is
a tremendous thing for the com-
munity."
Preliminary site work, includ-
ing survey and a feasibility study is
underway. There will be some wet-
lands and permitting issues to
address once a site plan has been
crafted and approved.
The aim is to turn the first
spade of dirt within the next. six
months, with the facility likely tak-
ing shape within the year.
The vision, which has been
shimmering in the ether for almost
two years, became a reality
through a partnership with St. Joe,
which, has agreed to provide the
land needed for the facility, and
Sacred Heart.
"We have committed to provid-
ing them with the land," said Clay
Smallwood, president of St. Joe
Timberland. "If it takes 20 acres
that's fine, 25 acres, 30 acres, we


Beacon Hill complex.
The players have simply
switched, seats.
St. Joe brought Sacred Heart
to the table, making tie hihge
health care provider, which is part
of a 70-hospital not-for-profit
chain, the key player in the second
phase of the plan, the construction
of a medical complex, in Port St.
Joe.
Bay Medical remains in the
picture as-.the tertiary referral hos-
pital for patients at the Port St. Joe
critical access hospital, once that
facility opens,
Under medical guidelines, crit-
ical-access hospitals must refer
patients to a tertiary facility within


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C ay Smallwood
have committed to donate what it
takes,
"Health care, education and
transportation are all big things
that need to be addressed (as the
community grows), We are tryingto
be a small catalyst to make it hap-
pen."
St. Joe had been in discus-
sions with Sacred Heart for more
than a year on a plan to expand
health care in the county,
Smallwood said.
St. Joe and Sacred Heart part-
nered to bring a much-needed and
much-embraced 50-bed hospital to
Sandestin.
Sacred Heart carries with it a
development company it has part-
nered with for construction and
operation of its Destin facility.
"It's been very successful over
there and we believe it will be over
here," Smallwood said.
The new facility is essentially
the second phase of what was to be
an expansion of services begun
with the arrival in the past year of
Bay Medical Center at Integras'


a specified period of time.
"All of this was in the process
(of coming to fruition)," Williams
said. "It was a matter of bringing all
the parties to the table."
The medical office building, or
"medical mall" as described by
Williams, will include Davita, its


arrival long-anticipated by local
patients suffering from kidney dis-
ease who must frequently travel
considerable distance for treat-
ment.
Several local physicians have
agreed .to become a part of the
complex.
Williams said recruitment is


ongoing to bring physicians, spe-
cialty and primary care, from
Panama City to open offices in the
facility.
Integras will also move its Port
St. Joe operations, including well-
ness center, from its current facili-
ty on Garrison Avenue to the new
medical campus.


Budget Review Committee


and Commission at Odds


.Gulf County commissioners
took a unique approach to their
handling of the budget this year.
They appointed a Budget Review
Committee that made recommenda-
tions to the board as commission-
ers hashed out plans for the new
budget.
At the end of the process,
changes to the way the .board
makes capital equipment purchas-
es was to be a key to long term fis-
cal improvement by consolidating a
host of capital equipment loans
($1.6 million), getting a bond
issuance to pay them off, and using
the savings to establish a capital
equipment fund.
Add to this plan a capital equip-
ment board that prioritized needs to
match available money being ear-
marked for this purpose, and the
board would soon be paying cash
for all capital equipment purchases.
At the center of this plan is approx-
imately $441,000 that goes into this
fund to pay the first year's payment
on the bond issue, and money that
is being saved during the first year
of the bonds. Since the county does
not have to make payment on the
bond issue for the first year the
board in essence is saving pay-
ments that would have otherwise
gone toward capital debt. These
funds, in turn, were agreed to be


used to start the capital Equipment
Sinking Fund.,
All of these plans went, out the
window during Tuesday's regular
meeting when the board voted 3-2
to use approximately $250,000 of
this $441,000 to purchase several
items of capital equipment for Gulf
County.Public Works and the Road
Department. A motor grader, three
new dump trucks, a boom truck
and inmate work crew equipment
needs and work van were the items
at the top of the shopping list.
Budget Review Committee
Chairman Charlie Weston tried to
explain that spending this money
for capital equipment "wrecks the
whole budget plan. But,
Commission Chairman Billy Traylor
and Commissioner Carmen
McLemore took exception to his
statement saying that the road
department and public works didn't
put money in their budgets for
equipment because the budget
committee promised funds would
be available.
After a lengthy discussion on
who said what when, the board
took a vote on a motion made by
Commissioner Nathan Peters Jr. to
place the $441,000 into the capital
equipment sinking fund and not
purchase the suggested equipment.
(See COUNTY on Page 6A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR'


Ghouls, Gremlins, and Carrot Cake


We've Got It, They Want It

This week's editorial written by News Editor Tim Croft.
It turns out folks in North Florida need to protect their valuable
watersheds, not from developers in our neck of the woods so much as
those further south.
Just as the Middle East, and its abundant oil reserves, has been
central to world hostilities for some 80 years, the water riches of North
Florida are shaping up as a battleground that could create a water
war in the Sunshine State.
If water was oil, the argument could be made that North Florida is
the Saudi Arabia of the state.
The folks in South Florida want to tap that source, to have North
Florida simply open up the floodgates and allow the transfer of huge
supplies of water south.
The issue has been percolating for years as Central and South
Florida have exploded in growth.
But with water supplies drying up in the southern regions of the
state, eyes are being focused more and more on North Florida and
treasures like the Apalachicola River, Deerpoint Lake in Bay County,
the Suwannee River basin and the St. Johns River.
Over the past year, the Council of 100, a panel comprised of busi-
ness leaders from around the state appointed by the governor, has
crafted a plan to overhaul water managerrent policies in the state.
As the chairman of the task force noted, 80 percent of the state's
consumption of water is south of the I-4 corridor in Central Florida;
80 percent of the available resources are North of that line.
The key element of the plan, recently presented by a 30-member
task force, would be a water distribution plan to send water from
North Florida counties with abundant supplies to water-poor counties
in Central and South Florida.
A bill which would be the first step to enacting such a plan has
already been filed for the 2004 legislative session next year.
'They are looking very closely at our water," said Rep. Allan Bense,
R-Panama City, during an interview this week.
Bense is concerned, enough to emphasize the need for folks
Northwest Florida to groom effective leaders to carry the fight to Tal-
lahassee in the coming years.
As Speaker-designate in the House of Representatives, Bense is in
a position of power, able to hold considerable sway over bills and the
agenda of the Florida House, particularly when he becomes Speaker
for 2005-06.
"I can hold it off the next few years," Bense said. "But this has
been percolating for a long time before I came in and will continue to
percolate long after I go."
The stress on the area's resources, he continued, is already a sig-
nificant issue, as highlighted by the ongoing rancor between Florida,
Georgia and Alabama over how water in the Apalachicola-Flint-Chat-
tahoochee river system is distributed.
Bense lauded Gov. Jeb. Bush for filing a lawsuit seeking an
injunction against the implementation of an agreement, pushed by
Georgia representatives, which those this side of the state line see as
lethal tothe Apahlachica River.
The water to be drawn out of the Chattahoochee in Georgia was
too muich, Bense noted, anid the agreement would sunset ini30 yea
a blip in the life of Florida's greatest river.
"I'm proud of the way the governor has worked to save the
Apalachicola," Bense said. "We think the courts can't possibly give us
a worse deal than Georgia gave us."
The real incursion to area water supplies, though, could come
from our downstate neighbors, Bense fears.
Despite the fact that, as Bense put it, "If you run out of water, you
need to stop growing."
Fat chance.
No, the better alternative, some of those folks in South Florida
have come to believe, is raiding us of our water.
The threat is real. It has entered the front gate and figures to soon
be knocking on our door.
Consider this, statement by a Pinellas County commissioner dur-
ing the pitched battle between Pinellas and its neighbors over the
issue of water, a battle that ended in a cease fire, after millions of dol-
lars were expended, in 1998 with establishment of a regional water
utility.
"Keep the Suwannee River cold, because we are coming for it," the
commissioner said.
The question in the coming years, as Bense posed it, is whether:
we will have the leaders in place with enough will and courage to
answer the knock with a kind and gracious, "No Solicitations
Allowed."


When we got to the seventh
grade Mom allowed that we were
too old to go trick or treating I was'
somewhat disappointed because
my love for free Milk Duds, But-
terfingers and chocolate covered
M&M's didn't end simply because I
had graduated from the sixth
grade.
I was old enough by then to
enjoy the Halloween carnival at the
high school. The PTA marked off
sections of the auditorium for fun
booths and games. The younger
kids threw darts at ,balloons and
entered the "best costume" con-
test. The older youngin's bobbed
for apples, played musical chairs
and tried to dump Coach Campbell
into the water tank.
The best prizes were the cakes
and pies they handed out for the
winners of the cake walk. Hope
sprang eternal as I strolled around
that circle looking at the numbers
on the floor. I just knew with each


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


twenty-five cent walk THIS was the
time I was going to win for sure! I
liked those big coconut cakes with
lots of icing. 'Course, what I didn't
understand were the odds when
you had thirty people all playing at
the same time. Leon proclaims to
this day that we had the only "cake
walk and Russian roulette" combi-
nation in America. He was con-
vinced that walking away with a
Clella Mae Goodstein cake could
be the death of youl
Throwing softballs at stacked
up bottles and sticking your head
underwater in hopes of biting into
an apple can hold your attention
for just so long. We were big sev-
enth graders Me, Buddy, Ricky
Gene and Yogi quickly gravitated
to the top of the stairs that led
down into the "Chamber of Hor-
rors".
SActually, it was the steps down
to the basement underneath the
auditorium. 364 days out of the
year it housed the boiler that heat-
ed the school, the accompanying
coal bin and an assortment of
busted chairs, old tables and a set
from a King Lear play that the
junior class had "put on" in 1958.
It was usually a little damp and


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.
S. Last year's program was an overwhelming success
thanks to the outstanding generos-
ifty of cotributors from through-
out the community and behind.
-Over-700 kids and adults were
served and $15,000 in donations,
toys, and in-kind contributions.
were gathered last Christmas sea-
son. 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, FlI
32456. Donations may also be
dropped off at The Star at 209 Reid
Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
All donations are tax
deductible and should be received -
prior to December 18th in order to
complete the program. New toys
will also be accepted at the drop off

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


musty, but all in all, it was about
as harmless a room as you would
ever hope to see.
On the night of the Halloween
Carnival it was transformed into a
dungeon right out of Dr. Franken-
stein's haunted castle in Transyl-
vanial 'Course, didn't any of us big
brave seventh graders believe any
of that nonsense We were pretty
grown-up now. We'd been around
the block. We could take care of
ourselves. We were not kids any-
more.
But, let me tell you, it was
pretty dark as I stood at the top of
those stairs...
"Go ahead." Ricky Gene was
eager NOT to be the first one to
drop into the darkness.
"You're down there," Buddy
had ,a strange tint to his voice,
"you lead out."
To tell you the truth, we were
all kinda still standing on the top
step. Yogi might have been in front
by a nose.
That's when we heard the
scream. People, it came from way
down deep in that basement!
Blood curdling! Something or
somebody had just got eat up
down there!


"That sounded like Mary
Pendleton."
"She a'goner for sure."
Folks, silence fell over the
group. The statue up at the park of
Nathan Bedford Forrest astride
that big horse had a better chance
of moving than the four of us. I
was thinking I had done paid a
whole quarter for this!
"Do you reckon," Ricky Gene
was the first to find his tongue, "I
could get Mary's bicycle?"
"What's the hold up?" It was
Deake Bradley and some of those
smart aleck eight graders, "Ya'll
scared to go down there?"
"Naw, we ain't scared of noth-
ing." Yogi herded us down the
steps. I'm thinking, SPEAK FOR
YOURSELF!
Ya'll don't have ary idea how
dark it was down th rel And we
were a little too old to yold hands!
I got to hearing this thumping
sound in the darkness and real-
ized it was my heart! You don't
reckon they would let something
awful happen to us right here in
the school building? Why didn't I
just go next door to Miss Boaz's
See Kesley on Page 3


points. For more information please call Jerry Stokoe
at 229-8466 or 229-8449.
The program is open for children, ages 1-14
years old, and adults, 60 plus. Applications can be
picked up at both Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe ele-
mentary and middle schools. Florida Department of
Children and Families, all senior citizen centers, Head
Start in Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe and The Star.


I Wonder What KindD osau Lid Thaa Egg?:
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I TOOK TWO TRIPS, other
than trips to the dialysis center,
this past week, which proved to be
adventuresome.
First, son Ray took me on a
dove shoot with two of his friends,
Robert Branch and Larry Kemp.
I didn't take my shotgun as I
was hesitant to shoot it with my
otherwise dedicated right arm
already occupied. I did take the
latest book which I am reading, to
pass the time away while the birds
aren't flying. I had just as well left
it home, as the birds flew better
than I had witnessed their activity
in several years.
Those three men didn't shoot
unless a bird fell. They were that
accurately I would have been
embarrassed, had I brought my
gun and joined in the shooting.
It was a good "shoot", and I
enjoyed it, even though I didn't get
a chance to read my book very
much.
I will get a chance to enjoy eat-
ing the birds, all bogged down in


gravy and accompanied by
order of biscuits!
I get to enjoy the benef
spectacular dove shoot
the accompanying sore si
which goes along with a goc
shoot.

I ALSO ACCOMPANY
wife on her weekly grocer
ping trip.
I don't usually go alon,
least I haven't gone along w
for the last few months.
My diet has been sort o
ed on the items I am allo
eat, for the past several
Don't you know, for the firs


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written'by Wesly Ramsey


Sa side al feet, along our route in the
isuper:market-the only foods we
fits ofa encountered were the ones I was-
without n't supposed to eat!
shoulder We saw delicious bananas dis-
od dove played, cans of chili, packs of chili
mix, beautiful baking potatoes,
fresh sweet potatoes, stacks of
ED my Cokes, piles of new crop oranges..
y-shop-
My mouth literally watered,
g; or at even though my water intake each
rith her dayis also severely limited.
We passed up racks of tempt-
)f limit- ingly displayed cold cuts, plump
iwed to hot dogs, sausages, cured hams;
weeks. 'All that good stuff
t sever- When we arrived at the frozen


food lockers, I literally cried
because I had to pass up all those
'chocolate-covered frozen treats,
and various delicious foods which
contained too much potassium,
sodium or phosphate, all the same
as poison to renal patients.

WE DID MANAGE to spend
$118.00 on groceries, even with all
these limitations. We had no trou-
ble doing anything, but keeping
our spending to manageable pro-
portions, more or less!
We didn't even spend that
much on groceries when we had
all six kids living at home, eating
three full meals a day.
Times surely have changed.
I picked up a new fruit during
my trip to the super market.
I saw this fruit which resem-
bled a large plum. The sign said it
was a "dinosaur egg."
I had to have at least one of
these items, to see what it tastes
like.
I picked up one of the


"dinosaur eggs" and had a piece of
it for breakfast, with my .oatmeal,
a few days ago.
It was an extra-large plum;
purple and all.
I was disappointed because it'
wasn't a genuine, "dinosaur egg,"
but was just an extra-large purple
plum. It was good, mind you! But
it didn't have a white, nor a yolk,
nor did it require a strip of bacon..
nor a piece of toast to complete the
taste.
I wonder what kind of
"dinosaur" laid that egg?
I didn't think to check and see
whether or not that "egg" had too
much potassium, sodium or phos-.
phate in it. It wasn't listed in my
list of "no-no" foods, so I just
enjoyed it!

I MANAGED TO SQUEEZE
these two adventures in between
my trips to the Panama City Dial-
ysis Center, but it made for a busy
week!
Another good thing about the


method in which I enjoyed this
particular dove shoot is that I did-,
n't have to clean any birds!That's
Sa chorewhich can't be dodged very
well, if you. manage to kill any
game or catchany fish.
I guess that's why I never went
deer hunting and mostly kept my
fishing activities to the rivers and
creeks.
Cleaning those large species of
game or fish gets to le too much
like work to suit me" I'm a firm
believer in not wasting the meat of
game. I even ate the meat of a rac-
coon, several times.
We would even trap raccoons
on purpose, to roast, along with
crackling bread and pickled bell
peppers, when we lived in Georgia.
That was good, eating, tool
I enjoyed my, two: trips this
past week, even if they magnified
too much of two activities which
have necessarily been curtailed in
my life.


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Wewa Man In Fatal Accident


by Tim Croft
The routine is becoming heart-
breakingly, gut-wrenchingly famil-
iar.
The city of Wewahitchka was
grieving once again last week after a
local man was killed in a single-car
accident on Hwy. 386 just south of
the city limits.
Terrill Shane Scruggs, 25, was
traveling north on the Overstreet
Road at about 10:30 p.m. ET last
Thursday when his car left the road-
way about a mile south of
Wewahitchka.
After leaving the road at a high
rate of speed, Scruggs' car hit a pine
tree and flipped.
Scruggs, who was not wearing a
seat belt, was ejected from the car
and was pinned beneath as it rolled.
The car then caught on fire and
burned.
Scruggs was pronounced dead
at the scene.
According to authorities, alco-
hol played a role in the accident.
Compounding the tragedy is the
fact that Scruggs and his wife had,
just days prior to his death, cele-
brated the arrival of a baby.
Scruggs is the fifth
Wewahitchka resident to perish on
the county's roadways since the last


Kesley-

YOURSELF!
Ya'll don't have any idea how
dark it was down there! And we
were a little too old to hold hands!
I got to hearing this thumping
sound in the darkness and realized
it was my heart! You don't reckon
they would let something awful
happen to us right here in the
school building? Why didn't I just
go next door to Miss Boaz's house
and get my Milk Duds like I'd
always done! Sometimes this grow-
ing up is for the bir- thunder
roared from wayin the back of that
bastille, lightning flashed and
Dracula jumped out from behind
the boiler! He reached for Ricky
Gene....and someone pushed me
and something grabbed my leg and
something else fell out of the ceil-
ing and plunked me right on the
head!


week of August.
In fact, some in the town would
argue that residents are still trying
to come to grips with the first acci-
dent, which claimed the life of three
members of the family of County
Commissioner Carmen McLemore.
In each of the three fatal acci-
dents, victims were traveling at a
high rate of speed and/or were not
wearing seat belts.


35 Sta
by Carly Johnson
While driving north or south on
Highway 71 (Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd.) watch
your speed, the police
surely will. The Florida
Department of SPEr
Transportation recently LIM
extended the 35 mile per 3|
hour speed limit to include
the U.S. Post Office and ml-
the Gulf County Court --
House, extending past
Garrison Avenue to the Jto.3
railroad tracks.
During 2002, there were four
accidents at the intersection of


from page 2

climbed the basement steps two at
a time coming out of that place!
Ricky Gene, Yogi and Buddy
beat me to the top of the stairs!
"How was it?" Ricky tried to
sound casual.
"It was o.k.," Buddy respond-
ed, "it just doesn't take me long to
look at a haunted place."
"Kes, why do you have coal in
your hair? And is that part of King
Lear's armor stuck to your shirt?"
We decided a Coke from the
refreshment stand might settle our
nerves. Mary Pendleton was com-
ing out of the cake walk with a big
box in her hand. "Mary, you're
alive!"
"Sure, I'm alive, you idiot And
I just won Miss Clella Mae's
fnmnim Prench dirt t knrrnt on T'm


Alcohol was considered to a
contributing factor in two of the
three wrecks.
Add in a construction accident
in Europe that claimed the life of
another Wewahitchka resident and
it has been a rough fall for the town
of 1,700.
"It's just one thing after anoth-
er," said Wewahitcka city manager
Don Minchew. "It's just hard to
explain. It's just unreal."


Ly Alive


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Garrison Avenue and Highway 71.
In an effort to lower this number
and make courthouse
traffic safer, City
Commissioner John
Reeves requested that
the speed -limit entering
and exiting Port St. Joe
on Highway 71 be
decreased to 35 miles per
S .. hour. This request was
i then posed to the Florida
Department of
P5 ;- .. Transportation which
approved the measure.
Although the speed limit
change is in effect and being strict-
ly monitored, Police Chief James
Hersey says officers will be under-
standing, for a period of time, while
the community adjusts to the
change. However, severe violators
will still receive citations.


The Constitution City Business Association


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is sponsoring the Third Annual

1 "Christmas on the Coast"


-- Celebration

II 1- Pafade at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6

Li e up begins at 10:00 a.m.
=-4 i Tremendous cash prizes will be awarded in two
....at c categories
4-"IP i ^I J float categories, non-profit and others, for entries
in the Christmas parade. Prizes of $500. $250
e. if- !.'i: and $150 will be awarded in each category.
Theme for the parade will be "Christmas on the
Coast.


* Santa will come to town by boat at 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 7 at Port St. Joe Pier
+ Lighted boat parade on beautiful St. Joseph
Bay at 7:00 p.m. Dec. 7
+ Official lighting of the city's Christmas tree at
7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Frank Pate Park
* A float parade featuring the Shriners at 11
a.m. Dec. 7
* Arts, Crafts, F66 and a carnival on Reid Ave.
* Music and entertainment to fit the season
+ Gospel concert featuring the Dixie Echoes at
4 p.m. Dec. 8 at Port St. Joe HighSchool
gymnasium
* Much, much more for the whole family to
enjoy!


The form below needs to be returned to Tonya Nixon, c/o
The Bank, P.O. Box 368, Port St. Joe, FL 32457 or call 850-
227-1416, by December 4,2002.

Enter your group today and make this the biggest and
best holiday celebration ever!!

Group Name
Contact Person
Telephone Number
Type of Entry


REMEMBER-No Santas other than on city's float and no tossing candy from floats, only handed out by walkers.


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famous r renec rin carroL ca e. i m
People, I heard some serious going to get me a drink and eat the
screaming and I don't think it was whole thing right now."
Mary Pendleton this time!
Mary Pendletn this time Whew! I thought I was having a
I backed though the cardboard bad nih .
dungeon wall, jumped two old
desks, busted right through the Happy Halloween,
King jear castle backdrop and Kesley


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Voters Go to Polls at Mexico Beach


by Tim Croft
Voters in Mexico Beach head to
the polls on Tuesday to determine
the makeup of the city council and
to decide whether to move munici-
pal elections to April.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. until
7 p.m. CT at the Civic Center on
31st Street.
Here's a look at the candidates
in the Group 4 and 5 races.
Voters in the Group 4 race to
the Mexico Beach City Council will
choose between the veteran incum-
bent, seeking his fifth two-year'
term and a political newcomer.
Cecil "Bud" Jones, first elected
in 1995, is being challenged by
Rosemary Colbert, who, after living
in Mexico Beach for 16 years, is
making her first run for elected
office.
A look at each candidate's plat-
form, in the order in which their
names will appear on the ballot
next Tuesday.
Colbert, originally from
Chicago, has lived in the city for 16
years, having discovered it while
traveling with her husband in
search of a retirement destination.
What hooked her two decades
ago provides her the platform for
her campaign.
"I want to run because I really
care about the city," Colbert said. "I
want to have more of a voice on the
direction we are going to go.
"We are going to have some big
decisions. I would like to see us
keep it as close to what it is as pos-
sible."
Her run, she said, was in part
to provide a choice to voters. She
said that her candidacy in part was
the result of people she said have
become disenfranchised from the
current council.
Citizen participation will be
enhanced by demonstrating a
responsiveness to and respect for
ideas, whether council members
agree with them or not.
She would come to the council
with her own ideas and goals, peo-
ple would know why votes were
cast, but she would be receptive to
new thinking.
"Some citizens do not feel their
opinions are welcome and respect-
ed and that's not good," Colbert
said. 'That is a key."
And while Colbert acknowl-
edged the positive things that have
been accomplished the past couple
of years putting issues about the
sanitation department'to the resi-
dents, extension of the city pier, the
lowering of property tax-s she


disagreed with the council's direc-
tion in several instances.
The proceeds from the Duren
property, Colbert said, should have
, remained untouched in an interest-
bearing account for addressing the
.balloon payment due down the
road on the city sewer system
bond.
Strict enforcement of the comp
plan and land development regula-
tions would permit better manage-
ment of inevitable growth.
Communication about city
issues should be expanded beyond
the monthly newsletter arnd local
access cable television, again to
encourage participation.
And the council must guard
against development that threatens
the assets that drew her, and hun-
dreds of others, to Mexico Beach.
Colbert has no desire to see
Mexico Beach become another
Destin or Panama City Beach.
"We are a unique community
and we have (development) on both
(sides), this is an endangered area
just because of its uniqueness,"
Colbert said.
Jones, who has lived in Mexico
Beach for 10 years, the area for
more than 20 years, would like to
continue to have the opportunity. to
serve.
"I enjoy serving, I've always
been that way," Jones said, noting
a history of work in law enforce-
ment and fire departments extend-
ing to his current role as council
liaison to the police and fire depart-
ments.
He is, proud of his independ-
ence, of not being beholden to any
special interest or citizen.
"I just vote my conscience,
right or wrong," Jones said.'The
good ol' boy politics don't go with
me. I think the citizens have grown
tired of it.
"You have to make up in your
own mind what the whole commu-


Rosemary Colbert


Chuck Risinger Larry Turner


nity would want, not just a few peo-
ple."
Jones doesn't speak much, but
his vote, he said, is arrived at only
after careful consideration, and
input from citizens.
That, Jones noted, was evi-
denced by the council's support of
turning the sanitation issues,
including raising rates, over to vot-
ers.
He is also open to changing his
mind, when provided input from
the citizens.
With feedback that folks would
rather spend money in hand now
than raise taxes, he voted to spend
a portion of the Duren proceeds
after originally voting to keep the
funds sacrosanct.
"It was kind of stupid to just let
it sit there," Jones said.
And Jones is vehemently
opposed to raising taxes.
He added that growth is best
controlled through the Planning
and Zoning Committee and newly-
created Building Department.
The vision plan is a valuable
tool in order to help the city plan
well into the future.
Jones said the city has made
great strides in providing the right
mix of amenities for the tourists
and part-timers, but that it is time
to look out for the full-time resi-
dents.
Extending the pier, better
ambulance service, including a
unit at Beacon Hill, an impact fee
study which will help the city push
costs for expanded services to
developers are priorities.
The city, Jones said, is heading
in the right direction.
"I'm not going to sling any
mud," Jones said. "I'm running on
my own record. I have the experi-
ence. Experience gives you the
know-how into how the city runs
and ,budgets."


MEXICO BEACH GROUP 5
Incumbent Chuck Risinger and
Larry Turner will vie Tuesday for
voters ballots to take the Group 5
seat on the Mexico Beach City
Council.
Risinger, who has lived in the
city since 1992, is seeking his sec-
ond .term against the political
novice Turner, who has lived for
nearly two years in Mexico Beach
after spending roughly a half dozen
years in Gulf County.
An overview of the candidates'
platforms, in the order in which
their names willappear on the bal-
lot.
Risinger is running on his
record and, in some part, his role
as the sometime agitator on the
council.
Risinger is unafraid to disagree
with his fellow councilmembers
when the situation warrants,
regardless of whether, say in the
case of his motion recently to fire
city administrator Paul Sabiston, it
might get ugly.
"Debates are held every day (in
Congress)" in an often contentious
atmosphere, Risinger said. "Debate
gets everything on the table. Why
would you not want to debate?
Because somebody would hear us?
"You are sent here to serve, not
to be served."
He said the city is at a "cross-
roads" and that he and his oppo-
nent offer clear choices for how to
proceed.
The' comp plan and land devel-
opment regulations are important
tools to control growth, Risinger
said, provided the council enforces
them and gives required deference
to the rulings by the Planning and
Zoning Committee.
"I see different agendas at work
here," Risinger said.
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St. Joe Foundation Grants



$38,000 For Highland View


Gulf County Commissioners
received good news from Pamela
Selton, Executive Director of The
St. Joe Community Foundation,
during their regular meeting
Tuesday evening. She announced a
$38,000 grant toward the center-
piece part of a proposed Highland
View Recreational Compound. The
grant, which will be administered
by the Gulf County Parks and
Recreation Department in coopera-
tion with the Gulf County Parks
and Recreation Board and the
Highland View Recreational
Complex Board, will also qualify as
community match dollars for a
FRDAP grant to complete the entire


recreational complex. Selton pre-
sented a pledge letter to Billy
Traylor, Chair of the Board of Gulf
County Commissioners at their
October 28th meeting.
"The St. Joe Community
Foundation Board recognizes the
need to provide a safe place for
children to play within the
Highland View neighborhood and
to create a central place for the
community to gather," said Selton.
The Foundation is pleased to pro-
vide catalyst funds for this first
phase toward fulfilling the dream of
a comprehensive recreational com-
plex within Highland View."
The Foundation's grant will


create a playground aimed at the
five through thirteen age group and
will include a simple tot lot, swing-
set and primaryy school-age play-
ground equipment and an open
picnic pavilion to be built on a site
that was previously donated by St.
Joe Timberland. Preble-Rish has
surveyed the land, provided site
preparation and other assistance
pro-bono.
The Highland View Park com-
mittee is spearheaded by Gene
Dykes, Chair; Ernie Bryan, Jerry
Peak, and Sherry Smith of
Highland View.


Another Case


MB Election from page 4 of West Nile


decision to reduce parking require-
ments parking requirements
being a key component to control
growth, Risinger said for a strict-
ly residential cpvelopment.
Risinger hid supported provid-
ing such a variance for mixed and
commercial uses, not residential,
which he believes simply provides
an open door to more condos.
Setting that precedent,
Risinger said, could lead to the
path of condos and rental units
overwhelming the city.
"If we are not careful about
what we are doing we are going to
be driving through a tunnel,"
Risinger said. "We need to have the
ability to see these things not just
for the short term but in the long
term."
He said tlie fact that his oppo-
nent is a realtor/developer causes
him concern. ,
And while he's not denying
that he has an eye on the mayor's
seat, he said that decision is still at
least a year away if voters approve
ballot language moving election
day to April.
"I want voters to think about'
our town and the difference
between a proven performer and
somebody who is new and
unknown and may have a back-
ground which is not consistent
with what we are trying to do in
this toii," Risinger s .id.
f-_Risinger expressed-some satis-, -
faction with citylaiiplish'e imets
such as the pier, sewer and paving,
but those are material items.
The important thing was to lis-
ten to and act upon what the citi-
zens want.
If there was a crystalline
moment in Turner's campaign it
was the council meeting some
months back when Risinger
pushed for Sabiston's ouster.
It was, he said, a reflection of a
mood that has come to play too
large a role in the city's operations.
The noise too often drowns out the
ideas.
"The divisiveness, I don't think
that's the way to get things done,"
Turner said. "You don't have to
agree \ith everyone, but you have
to disagree (in a civil manner).
"Some people think they can
benefit by chaos. We can't 'have
that anymore. Don't be -divisive.
You don't get in there and conifron
and think of any way to not.find a
solution."
Turner said the comp plan and
LDR'were in need of an update that
could make them the critical tools
in growth-management they
should be.
He said it had been 10-12
years since the documents were.
updated and the city needs to
update both documents to the cur-
rent realities.
"The comp plan and LDR are a
point in time that looks to the
future," Turner said. "We are going
to grow. We best be able to manage
it, but you can't manage it with the
old ways. We need a new way.
He is not supportive of high-
rises in the' ty, contrary to the
rumor mill. .
Turner is also part of a devel-
opment company, partnering with
Thad Williams, but he has yet to
develop anything more than a
sticker for the business, he said.
But regardless of whether he is
called a realtor or developer he's
mystified by the negative connota-
tion developer has taken on this
election he does not support
high-rises.
"It's not going to happen,"
Turner said. "No one who lives in
Mexico Beach, who has a vested
interest in Mexico Beach, wants
high-rises.
As for hig alleged "designs" on
Mexico Beach, Turner noted that
with his encouragement Williams
had erected a series of commercial
structures along U.S. 98 in an area
where condominiums could have
gone.
He said too many people come
to the council with problems sans
solutions. Any challenge should be
looked on as opportunity.
It's about a positive approach


to governing.
"I want the city to be a friend-
lier place for everybody," Turner
said. "I think I could be helpful, to
put a positive focus on a problem."
The vision plan, he added, was
valuable if for no other reason than
it demonstrated that the citizens of
Mexico Beach could congregate
and collegially hash through tough
issues.
"Let's take what we can from
that report and incorporate it into
what we are doing now and that is
looking to the future," Turner said.


Gene Dykes and Pam Selton share the "Good News" with Commission.


Confirmed

by Tim Croft
A 53-year-old man is the latest
county resident to have been
infected by West Nile virus.
The man, who was reportedly
stable last week, is the county's
fifth confirmed case of sickness
caused by infection of the mosqui-
to-borne illness.
Those cases include an 84-
year-old woman who died from the


virus, the state's first fatality from
West Nile this year.
The county, along with neigh-
boring Bay County, has been the
center for nearly 25 percent of the
state's human West Nile cases this
year.
Meanwhile, the Florida
Department of Health has issued
information and guidelines for the
homeless to help ward off potential
infection from mosquito-borne ill-
nesses.
That information, said Doug


Kent, administrator of the Gulf
County Health Department, is also
useful for hunters, as hunting sea-
sons arrive and the county contin-
ues to deal with the first-ever,
human cases of West Nile virus.
Some important things to
remember:
Mosquitoes carry viruses that
cause serious illnesses EEE
(Eastern Equine Encephalitis), SLE
(St. Louis Encephalitis) and West
Nile Virus. These viruses, called
arboviruses, can cause encephali-


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Many people infected with an
arbovirus may not get sick.
However, those that do get sick
may have the following symptoms:
a high fever, headache, tiredness,
dizziness, weakness and confu-
sion. West Nile may also cause
rash or muscle weakness. People
with fever and a bad or strange
headache should see a doctor as
soon as possible.
Symptoms usually begin two
to 15 days after infection.
There -is no cure for
arboviruses, but your doctor can
make you feel better by treating
your symptoms. It is important to
go to your doctor for treatment
because people with severe illness
can go into a coma or die because
of brain swelling. Your doctor must
guide your treatment.
The good news is that you
CAN lower you chances of getting
illnesses spread by mosquitoes by
following the five "D's" and one "'S": i
1. Between Dusk and Dawn
(including nighttime): Avoid or limit
outdoor activities as much as pos-
sible during the dusk, dawn and
nighttime hours to avoid being bit-
ten by mosquitoes. Nighttime is
when mosquitoes that spread
malaria bite.
2. Dress: Wear long pants,
long-sleeved shirts and socks out-
doors during dusk, dawn and
nighttime hours.:
3. DEET: Use an insect repel-
lent containing up to 30% DEET on
exposed skin and follow the direc-
tions on the label.
4. Drain: Drain all standing
water from gutters, old tires, potted
plants, tarp coverings, and other
things outside that collect water.
5. Screens: Close windows at
night, or install screens in windows
and doors, if left open, at night. If
you do not live in a screened or air-,
conditioned, iouse, sleep under a
mosquito bednet that has been
dipped in an insecticide containing
permethrin.
If you think you have an
arbovirussee a doctor immediately
and have him or her call your local
county health department.

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November 2nd
St. Joe Shrimp is the place to
be on Sunday, November 2nd, at
1:00 for the third annual cast net
throwing contest. This year's com-
petition is sponsored by Bluewater
Outriggers, St. Joe News Network,
and St. Joe Shrimp Co.
There is a $20.00 entry fee for
anyone who wants to try their luck
at throwing a cast net and having
the largest spread. The winner will
receive all money collected for
entry fees.
Everyone is invited to partici-
pate or just go out and watch the
competition. A free dinner will be
served after the competition.
Benny Roberts and his crew will
have the grills fired up. There will
be drawings for other prizes and
this year's event promises to be
even bigger than before.


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Page 6A The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003

Lynn Costin Succeeds Howard As


Mexico Beach CDC President/CEO


by Carly Johnson
Mexico Beach welcomed Lynn
Costin on Monday as the new
president/CEO of the Community
Development Council (CDC).
Costin comes to Mexico Beach
from Atlanta with a multitude of
,experience. Costin served for six
years as a producer for a full-serv-
ice marketing corporation special-
izing in meeting planning and spe-
cial events.
In her new position, Costin
will be responsible for promoting
Mexico Beach as a premier vaca-
tion destination while working to
enhance and produce new and
exciting special events for the
entire community. She will also
oversee a number of special proj-
ects including beach and canal
maintenance, park enhancement
and ad sales for the Mexico Beach
Visitor's Guide.
"I am really looking forward to
meeting visitors and residents of
this area and promoting all of the

County


Peters' motion failed 2-3 with
Commissioner Carl Fox joining the
opposition by Commissioners
Traylor and McLemore. Fox said he
had looked into the purchase
request and felt they were justified.
Commissioner Jerry Barnes sup-
ported Peters' motion.
On the flip side, the motion
made by Commissioner McLemore
and seconded by Commissioner
Fox passed by the same margin
supporting the use of the funds for
capital expenses.
"What you have just done is
spend the dollars allocated to pay
down the $2 million loan (bond
debt to consolidate capital loans)",
said Weston.
Chairman Traylor challenged
that statement saying the board
was in the worse financial shape it
had ever been in, pointing the
blame at the budget committee.
Weston resigned his position on
the budget committee saying, "I'm
not going to sit here and hold any-
body's hands to try and get them to
do what's right. I know what right
looks like and we can't get there
from Fiere." .....


wonderful attributes Mexico
Beach has to offer," Costin said.
"This area has always been a sec-
ond home to me. Now I am
delighted and honored to be a full-
time member of this community."
Fred Nehrings, secretary and
treasurer of the Mexico Beach
CDC, is delighted with the new
addition.
"With Lynn's past experience
in events, her knowledge of the
area and excellent marketing
skills, we are very fortunate to
have her join our team," Nehrings
said. "This is a great mix. We are
looking forward to many great
things to come."
Costin will succeed J. Patrick
Howard, who held the position for
the past five years and will now
head to Tallahassee to serve as a
financial specialist with the
Department of Community Affairs.


LYNN COSTIN


(From Page 1)


Budget review committee mem-
ber Betty McNeill approached the
board reminding them that the
committee was asked to do a job
and part of that was to get county
out of debt, and the board agreed to
those steps recommended. She also
pointed out that extra capital
equipment money was placed on
the bond issue for the two depart-
'ments seeking funds during the
meeting.
The county debt was approxi-
.mately $1.6 million and the bond
issue was for approximately $2 mil-
lion which left about $400,000 to
be used for other purposes,.includ-
ing capital expense needs for the
road department and public works.
Gulf County Clerk of the Court
financial officer Becky Norris veri-
fied, as asked, that the surplus
funds were borrowed for this pur-
pose.
If the board uses the $441,000
for capital expenses, other money
will have to be located to pay off the
bond debt or tax revenues will have
to be generated to pay the differ-
Sefce.


IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to change the date of
the board's next meeting to
Monday, November 10, since the
regular meeting falls on Veterans
Day, Tuesday, November 11.
-Decided to support a $3 sur-
charge on moving violations and
use the funds for drivers' education
for Gulf County teens.
-Named Brad Bailey as the new
County Building Official. Former
Building Official and now Gulf
County Sheriff Michael Hammond
has agreed to allow the board's
inspector to work under his license
until Bailey gets his certification.
-Chief Administrator Don
Butler told the board that
Congressman Allen Boyd has intro-
duced legislation to allow property
owners at Cape San Blas Peninsula
and Indian Pass peninsula to be
eligible for federally-backed flood
insurance in spite of being within
the CBRA designated areas. The
board agreed to send a letter of
support for this action and offer
their help if needed.


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Weatherization Benefits Needy


by Tim Croft
Betty Gordon looked over the
front room and porch of her Avenue
B home and smiled.
The new linoleum on the floor
where rotting wood once dominat-
ed, the gleaming new paneling in
the front bedroom, the plywood fill-
ing what once was a hole inside the
front door of her porch, they all had
provided a facelift of sorts, a new
gloss for her lived-in home.
"It sure looks good to me,"
Gordon said with nod and a grin.
"They did a good job, they truly did.
I thank the Lord for this because I
couldn't have done this on my
own.
They are the folks at the
Capital Area Community Action
Agency, Inc., a non-profit based in
Tallahassee which serves as an
umbrella organization for a host of
programs funded by federal, state
and local agencies and targeting
those in need.
One of those programs is the
Weatherization Assistance Program
(WAP), which is recognized nation-
ally this week by agencies across
the country.
"It's (WAP) strictly for energy
savings," said Raymond Driesbach,
who works with the CACAA locally
pnd spearheaded the repairs to
Gordon's honre.
"We makd minor home repairs
to provide savings on their utility
bills."
The CACAA provides the dol-
lars, with Driesbach securing
materials and the labor.
It is for him, Driesbach hinted,
largely a labor of love.
"They are small jobs and I
enjoy the work," Driesbach said.
"You can go out and do the jobs in
a few hours, you are not tied down
there all day.
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Living on disability assistance
after a bout with cancer, Gordon,
67, was financially constrained as
to what she could do about a leak-
ing roof which was causing the
floor beneath her feet to rot.
She heard about the CACAA
and was informed that a represen-
tative of the agency visits Port St.
Joe twice a week, Tuesdays at the"
office of Childien and Family
Services and Fridays at the Senior
Citizens Center.
"I wanted to get a roof," Gordon
said. However, she was too late in
Sthe year to qualify for the grant
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She was referred to the CACAA
rep, who suggested the weatheriza-
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qualified individuals in Gulf,
Franklin and Gadsden counties -
as, at least, a short-term solution.
The first Friday, she forgot to
complete the paperwork. The next
week, Gordon was waiting for the
CACAA representative.
"She said it would probably
take about three or four weeks
until they had some more money,"
Gordon said. "But after two weeks


here they came and all I could say
%.as thank the Lord.
"I really appreciate it, I really,.
really do."
Driesbach and his helpers did
some floor work on the porch,
repaired and paneled the walls in
one bedroom, laid a new tile floor in
the front room and hallway and,
wrapped insulation' around
Gordon's water heater.
Last week, Gordon was sweep-
ing up her new floor, a grin plas-
tered across her face when talking
about her now snug home.
The roof still leaks, unfortu-
nately ,that will have to wait for
another day, but the floor inside is
warm, shiny and clean.
And the repairs have made the
intended impact, shaving a few
cents from her utility bills.
"My (gas) bill has gone down,
my lights went down," Gordon said.
"They both went down a little and
saved me something."
Not to mention provided some
peace of mind.
The Weatherization Assistance
Program (WAP) is one of several
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Priority is given to the elderly,
those with small children and those.
who .are ill.
Eligibility is based on income -
household income can not be more
than .125 percent of the federal
poverty threshold.
For more information about
the WAP or other assistance pro-
grams, or to make a donation to
CACAA which will be matched by
state or federal funds, contact the
CACAA at 850-222-2043.


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Christmas for Kids and Adults


Reaches Halfway Point $10,000


by Carly Johnson
As Gulf County prepares for
another holiday season of families
and gift-giving, area businesses,
residents and organizations are
coming together to make everyone's
holiday a bright one.
The fourth annual "Christmas
for Kids and Adults" is I iderway
and striving to raise me e dona-
tions and help more people than
ever before. With sponsorships by
the Gulf County Senior Citizens,
Arvida, Knights of Columbus and
The Star Publishing Company, in
coordination with local businesses,
this year's effort hopes to raise
$20,000 and help approximately
1,000"-needy children, elderly, and
the disabled of Gulf County have a
merry Christmas. Tuesday's dona-
tion of $1,500 from Arvida helped
the organization reach the halfway
mark of its financial goal.
According to Jerry, Stokoe,
event chairman, this year's event
will run in two phases. The first
phase, with assistance from the
Salvation Army, will consist of
helping needy children ages new-
born to 14 with gifts and food for
the holidays. The committee will
receive applications,,which are now
available at Gulf County elemen-
tary and middle schools as well as
North Florida Child Development,
Inc. in Wewahitchka and Port St.
Joe, until October 31. The
Salvation Army will then bestow
two gifts per child, up to 300 chil-
dren. However, over 420 applica-
tions have already been received,
so community donations are des-
perately needed.
Presents and food will be dis-
tributed December 2-8, at the
STAC House on 8th Street in Port
St. Joe from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. each
day.
In phase two of this event, St.
Joseph Catholic Church, Crystal
Sands Realty and Coldwell Banker
Forgotten Coast Realty will be rais-
ing funds and donations for the
needy and elderly of Gulf County
for Christmas. Donations such as
blankets, heaters, lap robes and
pajamas are needed and can be
dropped off at The Star at 209 Reid
Avenue in Port St. Joe, the Senior
Citizens Center next to the library
or call Jerry Stokoe at 229-8466 for
other arrangements.
SPlans are.-underway to distrib-
ute these items to the elderly- by
volunteers'or the Senior Citizen
staff. Additionally, nursing home


John Hendry, Arvida project manager for Gulf County hands over a $1,500 check to Chairman Jerry Stokoe (left)
and committee member/co sponsor Willie Ramsey (center).
residents will be presented with suggest that community members
gifts at the Christmas party by hosting holiday parties ask guests I
Helping Hands. to bring donations to support both
The committee would like to phases of this beneficial event.


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week.
The $11.5 million facility,
which was officially dedicated in
late August in a ceremony featur-
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residents MSgt. Harold Pearson
and TSgt. Joseph Charochak.
Pearson served in the U.S. Air
Force from 1942-1962, serving in
Africa, Italy, Sicily, England,
Tripoli, the Netherlands and had
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Officials with the veterans
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Support agreements, policies
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"We've been very selective in
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Bayside Savings Bank Board of Directors, from left: Roy Smith, Stuart Shoaf, Charles Costin, Greg Johnson, Rex
Buzzett and George Duren.

Bayside Savings Bank Opens


Bayside Savings Bank will
officially swing its doors open on
Marina Drive across from the
Piggly Wiggly with an official soiree
and celebration breakfast from
8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 30.
The opening celebration will
include live radio broadcasts, reg-
istration for door prizes, giveaways

Veterans
(From Page 8)
manage the home and care for
them.
'At this point we're just very
excited to be able to put our train-
ing and experience to good use."
The facility is 69,000 square
feet. Two-thirds of the cost of the
home was paid by the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs,
the remaining dollars coming from
state coffers.
The facility has passed inspec-
tion.sby several state agencies.
.r-he* facility wll offer skilled
nursing and Alheimer's car for
120 residents when fully occupied.
Sixty beds are dedicated to
skilled nursing care, 60 for
dementia patients.
Staff at the home now num-
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increase incrementally as occu-
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The Elegant
By Barbara Eells, the count of three They did fly as I
wildlife rehabilitator drove close enough to hopefully get
Fall is that beautiful time of the a good picture. They didn't go
year when many changes take far...only 30 feet behind me. But,
place on our Earth! People take they did fly in one movement as if
advantage of the cooler temps and the three were connected and knew
lower humidity; mammals are on what each was thinking...each
the move, with some insects and graceful flap was in unison...each
birds migrating from a northern- landed at the same time as the
most area to somewhere in the other...the elegance of these three
south, birds kept me observing their every
Migration can also present one movement for some time before I
with that once-in-a-lifetime or that needed to move on. They did not
rare-occasional sighting that feed. It was as if they were waiting
appears before one's eyes, especial- for the right moment or maybe for
ly in addressing migration of those others to join them for their jour-
species other than humans, ney further south to a lower area of
Early morning, a few weeks Florida.
ago, was just such a happening for The American Avocet derives
me while on a three-time-a-month its name from recurvus meaning
shorebird count along the shores of "bent" and from rostrum, meaning
St. Joe Beach. As I drove slowly "beak", both a Latin derivative. The
along in the medium-cool early bird is strikingly beautiful! Avocets
hours, counting and tallying the are wading birds-with long necks, a
regular willets, sanderlings, ruddy small head, long legs and a long
turnstones, and occasional black- curved upward beak. The colors are
bellied plovers, and always looking white, gray (in some part .of sea-
for the rare or unusual bird, my son), tan, and black and appear as
eyes were attuned to the gull and if they had been painted by hum-
tern populations as well as toward bers...the colors are so distinct on
the air and sea for unusual sight- each bird, even the youngsters
ings...STOP! WHOA! Is that what I present their colors as distinct.
think it is? Being graceful birds, the arrange-
The excitement welled within ment of the colors of their feathers
as I drove ever so slowly toward the adds dimension to their graceful-
three! Don't want them to fly away, ness.
I thought! So, I stopped far enough Avocets feed in deep or shallow
away, looked through the binocu- water, often as many as 300 birds
lars, and it was what I thought! wading shoulder-to-shoulder in a
Three of the most beautiful, grace- line sweeping the upturned beak
fully elegant birds...in full back and forth under the water
color...American Avocetsl I just while stirring up the aquatic plant
watched, in awe, these crea- and animal life beneath and the
tures...standing straight and tall, slime and seeds floating on top.
all three copy-cats of each other, They eat as they move.
not moving, and facing south as if Avocets. winter in the Baja
any minute they would fly away on California area and along the


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marshes and ponds of the Gulf
Coast and summer in the
Northwestern states and southern
Canada. They build a nest of sticks,
weeds, bones and feathers so that
the center of the nest is about a
foot or more above the mudline.
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nest and not disturb the eggs if the
pond or marsh overflows its banks.
The male and female tend the four
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use the broken-wing feign'or noise,
making to fend off the enemy. The
chicks are precocial after having
emerged from the egg shell. Avocets
also possess a strong sense of
"brooding"...even the young-


sters...protecting the chicks from
the elements and danger at least
until some juvenile feathers are
produced.
As I moved on southward
myself, to begin to look for my
snowy plovers, I couldn't help but
continue to be excited about seeing
these magnificent three I had seen
them in St. Joseph's Bay before,
usually only one or two and usual-
ly together, but that was my first
time seeing them in that particular
location and especially three
together! That's not to say they
haven't landed there before...it's
just that I happened to be in that
place at the right time!


Gulf County Sheriff's Report Mexico Beach Police Report


October 21: Benjamin D.
Nunnery, Jr., w/m, 38, Port St.
Joe, cultivation of marijuana, pos-
session marijuana and parapher-
nalia.
October 22: Michael Dockery,
w/m, 30, Mexico Beach, FTA-
DWLSR; Michael Traxlei, w/m, 18,
Wewahitchka, DUI.
October 23: James K. Seaman,
i/m, 20, Wewahitchka, burglary,
FTPF X 2 worthless checks.
October 24: Fred Adkins. w/m,
42,. Wewahitchka, VOP-DUI;
Douglas Giley, Jr., w/m, 40, Port
St. Joe, child support.
October 25: Timothy Kreis. II,;
w/m, 45, Port St. Joe, DWLSR.
October 27;, Charles M:
Carpenter, w/m, 28, .Kinard,
throwing deadly missiles occupied
vehicle; Michael McLawhn, w/m..
20, Port St. Joe, VOP-burglary of
structure X 2; Brian Bucklew,
w/m, 31, Wewahitchka, FTA-
worthless checks; Ricky Adams,
w/m, 37, Port St. Joe, FTPF-
DWLSR; Eric Webb, b/m, 23, Port.
St. Joe, VOP-domestic battery;
Darrell Vann, b/m, 29,
Wewahitchka, no valid drivers
license.

Port. St. Joe Police Beat
October 17: Stephanie Wilson
McDonald, 31, Port St. Joe, VOCC-
grand theft.
October 24: Jamie F. Troland,
20, Pollman, MI, possession of
m uana and drug parapherna-
.,^- / .. .
iThe -Port St. .Joe Police
Department will be posting struc-
tures, abandoned vehicles, and
Excessive growth of grass and
weeds within the city limits.
Property owners are asked to cor-
rect' any violations of the. City
Ordinance prior to officers making
contact. For questions about the
ordinance, call 229-8265 or pick
up a copy of the ordinance at 410
Williams Avenue, Port St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department wishes everyone a safe
,'and happy Halloween.

PiUBLI ICE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City
Commlissiir, oli the Citl of Port St .Joe Forida at
is' IS eeung on te 4th dsa of Norember. 2003. at
6 00p m EST in rthe regular Cormi-_-sion meet-
i ng room.at the Municipal Building; Port St. Joe,
Florida, will consider for final adoption an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULA-
STIONS TO REQUIRE 'STREET
LIGHTSAND. SIDEWALKS, PROVID-
ING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES
S IN CONFLICTHEREWITH, AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
All interes.ea parties are Lnlited ro attend
and be heard Copies of s~id Ordinarnce are on
file at the office of the City Clerk and may be
inspected by the public during normal working
hours.
CrrY COMMISSION OF THE CItY OF PORT
ST. JOE, FLORIDA
By Frank Pate, Jr.
Mayor-Commissioner
Attest: Pauline Pendarvis. City Clerk
Publish Oct. 30, 2003


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20th to October 26th, the Mexico
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2003 to Monday, November 10, 2003 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., in
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Port St. Joe Wins Battle of the Sharks


The Port St. Joe Sharks held
off the Apalachicola Sharks in the
final minutes for a 14-12 district
win in front of a packed
"Homecoming" crowd in Shark sta-
dium.
'We had to many penalties and
fumbles on offense, that took away
opportunities for us to score," said
head coach John Palmer.
"Fortunately our defense came
ready to play, and kept their play
makers in check for most of the
game."
Apalachicola was forced to
punt on their opening drive of the
game, and attempted a fake punt
on their second. Port St. Joe, on
the other hand, went for the first
down on their first two possessions
of the game, and couldn't convert
on either.
Apalachicola gave the Sharks a
scare on their third possession of
the game. Dorian Evans picked up
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play from scrimmage. Quarterback
Emory Ross then completed a 17-
yard pass to Evans, and an eight-
yard pass to Darnell Ward. Ross
then picked up 22-yards on a quar-
terback draw to move the ball down
to the three-yard line. Apalach was
penalized five yards to move .the
ball to the eight. Garret Garland
then tackled Brian Brown in the
backfield for a six-yard loss.. Port
St. Joe stopped Apalachicola on
downs, and took over on their own
eight-yard line,
The Sharks then mounted an
87-yard drive on the ground that
ate up over half of the second quar-
ter. Jake Owens reeled off 11 yards
on first-and-15, Apalach jumped
off sides two plays later to give the
Sharks a first down. Brandon
Thomas then picked up 14-yards,
and Randall Johnson follovd with
runs of six and 10-yards. Owens
and Johnson then had back-to-
back runs of six and seven yards to


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touchdowns.


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pick up another first down.
Thomas and Garland then reeled
off runs of eight and three yards to
move the chains again. Johnson
had runs of four, seven and 13
yards to move the ball to the five-
yard line. With first and goal from
the five, the Apalachicola defense
stepped up to force a fumble that
they recovered on their own three-
yard line to stop the Sharks' drive.
The Sharks' defense forced a
three-and-out to give Port St. Joe
the ball back on the Apalachicola
45-yard line after a punt.
Johnson picked up 10 and five-
yards on his first two runs. Owens
then reeled off 18 yards to move
the ball to the 12-yard line.
Thomas picked up three yards and
Johnson had a five-yard run. On.
fourth and three, quarterback
Kenny McFarland rolled out t, his
left and connected with Ash Parker
on the goal line for a five-yar.d
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point to give the Sharks a 7-0 lead
with 1:24 remaining in the first
half.
Apalachicola recovered a pooch
kick on the opening kick-off of the
second half on the Sharks' 46-yard
line. They drove down to the one-
yard line with the help of a 20-yard
run by Evans and a 19-yard pass
from Evans to Ross. On first-and-
goal from the one, Stephen Besore
stopped Brian Brown in the back-
field for a six-yard loss. On the
ensuing play, Besore made the
tackle on Ross for a five-yard loss.
Port St. Joe took over on the
12-yard line after two incomple-
tions. On the first play from scrim-
mage, Randall Johnson broke loose
for a 60-yard run. But the play was
nullified because of a motion penal-
ty. The Sharks had to punt on
fourth down.
Apalachicola then mounted a
seven-play, 40-yard drive to narrow
Port St. Joe's lead to 7-6. Ross
moved Apalach down the field with
a 14-yard pass to Antwoin Lewis, a
seven-yard pass to Evans and a
seven-yard pass to Jeremy Turrell.
Justin Griggs capped off the drive
with a six-yard touchdown run
with 2:13 left in the third quarter.
Port St. Joe took the ensuing
kickoff and drove 60-yards -in 10-
plays to extend their lead to 14-7.
McFarland completed three passes
to Raye Bailey during the drive for
41 yards. Johnson capped off the
drive with a nine-yard touchdown
run, and Owens added the extra
point with 9:47 left in the game.
Antonio Smiley recovered a
deep onside kick on the
Apalachicola 35-yard line, when
the ball bounced over Justin
Griggs' head. Port St. Joe picked up
a quick first down, then had two
runs called back for holding penal-
ties (one would have been a 22-
yard touchdown by Johnson). On
third-and-11, McFarland's pass to
Parker in the' endzone was inter-
cepted by Turrell with 6:09 left in
the game.
Apalachicola then drove 80-
yards 'in"11 plays to narrbo the'
Sharks'"t lead ,to 14-12. Aialachi
capped off the drive with a 24-yaid'
touchdown pass from Evans to


Turrell. Brian Brown was stopped
short of the endzone on the two-
point conversion attempt with 2:02
left in the game.
Apalachicola recovered its
onside kick on the Port St. Joe 47-
yard line. Ross reeled off seven
yards on the first play. Two plays
later, a passing interference penal-
ty against the Sharks moved the
ball to the 25-yard line. The Port
St. Joe defense stepped up to hold
off Apalachicola on its final four
plays. On fourth-and-15, Randall
Johnson, A. J. Spires and Josh
Daily combined for a sack on Ross
to seal the victory for Port St. Joe.
Randall Johnson led the
Sharks' 232-yard rushing attack
with 124 yards on 16 cares and
scored one touchdown Branduon
Thomas followed with 50 yards on


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nine carries. Jake Owens picked up
39 yards on five carries, and Garret
Garland followed with 21 yards on
five-carries.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
completed four of his seven passes
for 46 yards and threw one touch-
down and one interception. Raye
Bailey had three receptions for 41
yards; while Ash Parker had a five-
yard touchdown catch.
Josh Daily and Garret Garland
each had 12 tackles to lead the
Sharks on defense. Daily had two
tackles for a loss and a quarter-
back sack; while Garland had one
tackle for a loss.
The Sharks 16-2. 3-1) \\il trav-
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Gators Drop District Game


The Blountstown Tigers held
on to a three-way tie with Liberty
County and Port St. Joe in District
2-A with Friday night's 53-6 victory
over Wewahitchka. The Gators,
dropped to 3-5 overall on the sea-
son and to 1-3 in district play.
The Tigers, jumped on top
early, taking advantage of a Gator
fumble that they recovered on the
Wewahitchka 36-yard line,
Blountstown capped off a three-
play drive with an 18-yard touch-
down run. The Tigers added the
extra point to take a 7-0 lead with
9:54 left in the first quarter.
The Gators bounced back later


in the quarter, when Johnny Jones
intercepted a Tiger pass at the
Gators' 45-yard line and weaved
his way to the endzone to pull
Wewahitchka within one point with
1:19 left in the first quarter.
The Gators had a chance to
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Tigers' quarterback in the back-
field, forcing a fumble that Jacob
Jackson recovered on the Tigers'
26-yard line. Wewahitehka drove
the ball to the five-yard line, where
their 22-yard field goal attempt
missed' wide right.
Blountstown then put together


an 80-yard touchdown drive to
take a 14-6 lead with 6:58 left in
the first half. The Tigers capped off
the six-play drive with a 19-yard
touchdown pass to Josh Lilley.
The Tigers stopped the Gatois
on their next possession when they
intercepted a pass and returned it


, : ', ... -:.
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b J n,r s a f e on the T 26-y d l .

Jacob Jackson .recovers a fumble on the Tigers' 26-yard line.


Johnny Jones (No. 7) inter-
cepts a Tiger pass in the first
quarter of Friday's game.
to the Gators 27-yard line. Three-
plays later, the Tigers capped off a
73-yard drive with a 49-yard
touchdown run to take a 20-6 lead
with 3:30 remaining in the first
half.
After a Gator punt, the Tigers
scored on their first play from
scrimmage on a 39-yard run to
take a 26-6 lead going into half-
time.
Blountstown scored 27 unan-
swered points in the second half to
seal the victory.
The Gators (3-5, 1-3) will host
the Pot' St. Joe Sharks (6-2, c3-1)
thi. Friday night at ;7:00Q-CTintdae'
Disu-ict 2-A finale. ,


Sharks from Page 12


Championship trophy.
"We need to get focused for
Wewahitchka this week, and we
need a win to seal a play-off spot,"
added Palmer.
The Sharks are locked in a
three-way tie for first place in
District 2-A with Blountstown and
Liberty County. If Liberty County
defeats Bloufitstown' this FridJW .
arid. 4i k l e' Sharks' e-
Wetvahitchka, Port St. Joe would


lux,


be district champs and Liberty
County would be the runner-up.,.
However, if Blountstown and
Port St. Joe both win, Blountsto\wn
would be' district champ \-ith the'
Sharks runner-up.
Score by Quarters
Apalach 0 0 6 6 12


Sharks 0 7 0 7 14


Sharks 0 7 0 7
STATISTICS
PSJ
First Downs 13
Rushes/Yards 43/232
Passing Yards ,' 46
Total Yards 278
Passes 4/8/1 1
Penalties/Yards 12/95
Fumbles/Lost :3/2
Punts/Avg'. 1/22


AHS
11
27/77
127
:204
.3/25/0
6/35
1/0
3/31


ixie Baseball Election of Officers
It's time again for the Port St. Joe Dixie Baseball election of officers for
the upcoming year. Everyone is urged to attend the meeting on Thursday,
November 6th, 7:00 p.m. at the Stac House.

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


Unit Monthly Tax Total


Size
6x9
7x9
8x10
8x12
8 x 20


Rent
$ 79.00
$ 89.00
$ 98.00
$100.00
$110.00


$5.14 $ 84.14
$ 5.79 $ 94.79
$ 6.37 $104.37
$ 6.50 $106.5q
$10.40 $170.40


Unit
Size
9.5 x 8
10 x 20
12 x 16
11x18


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


Total

$ 99.05
$185.31
$177.86
$183.18


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


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wewahitchka High School


Johnny

Jones
Johnny, a
sophomore
utility player,
had an inter-


ception
defense


,he returned 4
he returned 4t


on
that


5 yards for a


touchdown. On offense, he
picked up 50 yards receiving.
Member
FDIC


Mexico Beach Port St. Joe Apalachicola


401 ecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


58 Fourth St.,
Apalachicola, FL 32329

850-653-9828


Blake

Norris
Blake, a
senior line-
backer/full-
back, had
14 total "
tackles on
defense. He
also had 60
Yards rushing on offense.


12,
gwORL "Dum
OFqftlunl-


Carrabelle -:,,

912 Northwest Ave. A THE_ _
Carrabelle, FL 32322

850-697-5626 1


This Week In Sports Wewa High


FOOTBALL--


Friday, October 31


GATORS

VS

PORT ST. JOE*

Home 7:30 pm

indicates conference opponent


Peaks Unlimited
Photography
Embroidery & Screenprinting
Trophies & Engravable Gifts
639-9799

The Panhandle
Hook & Trigger
209-211 Reid Avenue
229-8122


CROSS

COUNTRY
Saturday, November 1
REGIONAL
Jacksonville University
TBA

Saturday, November 8
STATE
Tampa, Ed Radice Sports Complex
TBA


Jones Tires & Service
1816 Hwy. 71 S.
Wewahitchka
639-2057

Star Printing
.209-211 Reid Avenue
229-8997
For all your printing needs!


Mayhann's
Used Cars & Trucks
210 N. Main Street, Wewahitchka
Phone: 850-639-5810
Cell: 850-819-1136

Star Publishing Co.
209-211 Reid Avenue
227-STAR (7870)
www.StarFl.cor


1202 Hwy. 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32456


850-648-5060 850-227-1416


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Gulf County


Republican News
The latest Gulf County
Republican Party meeting, held
October 20th at The Port Inn, host-
ed the North Florida Field Director
Chris Akins. Chris delivered an
informative update on the Party
activities across the state.
Dr. David Langston spoke on
the exciting statewide conference
recently attended that led to the for-
mation of a new and dramatically
different grassroots organization.


Indian Pass Raw Bar this place has
captured the market on "unique dining".
The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
area's best oysters, steamed' shrimp, crab
legs and variety of similar delectables.
The semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
mention Great Food). This is a must while
vacationing in Paradise.
Check us out at www.indianpassrawbar.com
8391 C-30A,
South of Port St. Joe
850-227-1670
New Hours:
Tuesday Thursday: 12:00-8:00
Friday Saturday: 12:00-9:00
Closed Sunday & Monday


The African American Club gathered
together leaders all across Florida.
"I was extremely impressed with
the caliber of people participating in
this conference", stated Dr.
Langston. "Especially the young
people, independent thinkers, all of
them."
Several leaders from Panama to
Gadsden County have agreed to
form the Panhandle African
American Republican Club. The
organization is to be chaired by
Hosea Pittman, a 1969 graduate of
Washington High School in Port St.
Joe, now a resident of Escambia
County. Also on the committee will
be Dr. Langston, and Ms. Casandra
Collins of Leon County. The newly
formed team is committed to the
principle that you "can be involved,
can be connected, and can make a
difference at the state level", stated
Dr. David Langston in his closing
remarks. The organization will be
meeting in November at the Holiday
Inn Select in Panama City. Anyone
wishing to participate should con-
tact Dr. Langston.
The crowd settled in to a listen
to a most interesting keynote speak-
er Retired Captain Ross Randle
Terry. Terry recalled tales of his
nearly seven years as a POW in the
Vietnam War. Many of the memories
he shared were so vivid that grown
men visibly shuttered as the details
of his experiences unraveled.
Captain Terry returned to his
family in March of 1973 and served
at several posts after gaining his
Master's from the Naval War
College. He is now retired and
spends much of the year at
Presnell's where he fishes and
delights in his daughter Debbie Van
Zant and her family.
The next Gulf Count)y
Republican Party meeting will be
held November 17th at the Port Inn
beginning at 6:30 pm.All who are
interested are invited to attend.'


Boyz II Men Go


To FSU Game


George and Hilda Duren and
employees of Piggly Wiggly gath-
ered with Freddy Lewis and his
Boyz II Men group last week before
the young men set off for


Tallahassee and the Florida State
University versus Wake Forest foot-
ball game. The Durens provided
the tickets for the group to attend
the game.


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GULF COAST HEARING AID
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i; offering to anyone 55 and older a
Free hearing test. If you have been
Exposed to loud factory noise, if
,1 people seem to mumble or you ask
people to repeat what they have
said, come see us at:


JAMES W. DAME
Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist
GULF CO. SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2003
9:00 A.M. 12:00 NOON
This is our regular monthly Service Center and we will service anyone's hearing
aid free of charge. We have the lowest battery prices in the area. Come in and
try our service!


District Boy's Golf Tourney


The varsity boys golf team
ticipated in the 2003 District 2
Tournament at Indian Springs
Club in Marianna.
Going into the event, the St
had won 15 and lost 11 in n
play. Fourteen teams participate
the district tournament with M;
winning with a four man sco:
298. The Sharks finished wi


Arrest
revoked; and one count of having
valid driver's license.
Each individual manslaug
count carries a potential penal
15 years in prison.
Combined with the c
charges, Strimel could potent
face as much as 60 years in j
convicted on all counts.
According to the Flc
Highway Patrol, Strimel's bl
alcohol level was .132 at the tin
the accident, which claimed
lives of Judson Carnley, 19, Jo,


score of 394 with Gavin Vickery
being the Shark medalist with a 94.
Players participating in the dis-
trict were Gavin Vickery, Jake
Howse, Justin Lyons, Aaron Little
and Travis Burge. Other members.of
the golf team are Steve Tarantino,
Shawn Reynolds, T.J. Ward, Jordon
Brick, Micah Ashcraft, Zach
Tarantino, and Scott Quintana.
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McLemore and Kyle McLemore,
both 27.
All three were cousins and
related to .County Commissioner
Carmen McLemore.
The legal blood-alcohol limit in
Florida is .08.
Another substance, which has
not yet been revealed by investiga-
tors, was also found during labora-
tory testing of Strimel's blood.
Strimel was behind the wheel of
1986 Acura traveling south on Hwy.
71 at a high rate of speed.
Carnley and the McLemores
were passengers.
A car ahead slowed at the inter-
section of Hysmith Drive to make a
right turn.
According to the FHP, Strimel
failed to slow, striking the other
vehicle from behind before spinning
into the northbound lane, where it
struck head-on a 1990 Subaru driv-
en by Jeremiah Bailey, 17, of
Blountstown.
Carnley and the McLemores
were thrown from Strimel's car and
pronounced dead at the scene,
which emergency personnel
described as the worst ever wit-
nessed in the county.
Bailey suffered permanent
injuries. Strimel also suffered seri-
ous injuries.


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Shark Homecoming

Festivities Were Fun!


$, i a 3i s Il A :lA l'll O PnA
Rands stark on the neck
Saturday & Sunday
6r0o p.m.
Sunset lHaiv Hour
S Monday-Friday
4100 pm.610oo p.ma
araokere lMtNAie M
Wednesday
9o00 p.m. ET


Friddae,0ctae r 3/1t joad the ...
SAYMO BAND

$hosts & Cobllss
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1st 25 Entrants will receive FREE ADMISSION
CASH & PRIZES FOR THE BEST COSTuME!


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Ali McKeithen is crowned Homecoming Queen by last year's queen, Katie Geoghagan. Her father, Sheriff Frank
McKeithen, is filled with joy.


There's never been a better
time, or a better reason, to
shop in Gulf County! With


dozens


boutiques,


new shops,
and specialty


stores, you can avoid the rush
and the crowds of the big city.
You'll save valuable time, and
you'll be supporting your local
merchant neighbors, who help
make Gulf County a great place
to live. Stay connected to
Home for the Holidays.


For Ail Your
Advertising Needs .
The Star
Publishing Co.
(850) 227-1278

Henderson's
Produce
309 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, FL
227-7226
Fresh Produce Hauled By Our Trucks 3 to 4 Times A Week!
Apples Melon's Grapefruit
Oranges Cucumbers
Sweet Potatoes Bell Peppers
White Peas (Shelled) Fresh Yellow Corn
Collards, Turnips, Mustards (iCl., IIllu".ii'il)
Squash ..............................490 Ib
Pumpkins ........................... ..500 up
Cabbage ....... ............ ....19 b
Tomatoes.......................... 7... 790 lb
Colla(ds ................ .........$.$1.50 bag

Computer Corner
Tips & Tricks for your PC
Drinking and Computer
Use Don't Mix
Sure, you get thirsty looking at all those items
on Ebay(r), or playing your game, but having a
cup of coffee, can of soda, glass of water, etc.,
anywhere it could be spilled into/onto your
computer is inviting disaster. I've seen almost
new machines come into the shop for repairs
that have had anything from Coke to Beer
spilled on them. I know you are a "safe
drinker", that's what the customers who
brought these machines in to the shop said as
well. Some machines were damaged beyond
repair, or at least the keyboard...it doesn't
work well under water either. Also, you could
be arrested for "Drinking while Computing."
You never know where those pesky computer
Cops are hiding.
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648-6912


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Wayne Parker, CEO Announces: Sales now in excess of
One Million Dollars distributing Wholesale Shutters in
Seven States and now has International Sales in The
Bahamas Islands.
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Internal Medicine
301 Twentieth Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Telephone: (850) 227-7070
Fax: (850) 227-1989



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November 4th
Re-Elect

Cecil "Bud" Jones,
Council, Group 4
Positive Leadership
Proven Results
> 25 years of experience serving the public
in law enforcement
> 8 years of experience serving the citizens
of Mexico Beach
> Proven dedication to the citizens of
Mexico Beach to do what is the right
thing for all citizens and not a select few
> Understands and addresses the issues that
are important to the citizens
Readily accessible healthcare;
Quick response to medical
emergencies,
Responsible growth management,
Open communication with City
Staff and Elected Officials, and
Maintaining our small town image.
Cecil "Bud" Jones Council, Group 4
Paid Political Advertisement. Paid for by the Cecil "Bud" Jones, Council, Group 4 Campaign.
Approved by Cecil "Bud" Jones, NPA.


for


Second Place


Freshmen Place Third


School Board Meeting
The Gulf County School Board Prior to the meeting, the board
will conduct its regular monthly ill hold a workshop at 3:30 p.m.
meeting beginning at 6 p.m. ET on
Tuesday, Nov. 4. ET, with technology and a truancy
The meeting will be in them among the workshop
board meeting room at the district
offices in Port St. Joe. items.


American Carports, Inc.
Double Carports with
29 gauge steel roof and
2 1/2" gauge galvanized frame,
18'x21' $59500
This price includes free delivery and assembly on your land.
Many sizes and options available!
Dealer call 850-653-8176


Quilting Classes & Supplies
v Fabric V Frames
Sewing Machines V Embroidery
V Friendly service from experienced quilters
Call or e-mail for upcoming classes & projects
Needles & Thread, Inc
317 Williams Ave., Port St. Joe, FL 32456
227-9880 e-mail: quiltgals@gtcom.net


NATURAL LOOKING
FILLINGS
Cosmetic dentistry is nothing new.
What is new is our improved materials. For
example, we can now place composite resin
S.. fillings in front and back teeth. These,-are/
porcelain type fillings which jook more nat-
ural in your mouth and whict my have a life
Longer than that of your dld silver ones.
iy E Ig,;, Thanks to these new fillings, other people
will never suspect you've had dental work
done. Quite a contrast to the unmistakable silver gleam of amalgam
fillings.
Amalgams have been around for 150 years. Despite the contro-
versy about mercury, amalgams have endured because of their
proven utility and durability. There are millions of people today who
wouldn't still have their natural teeth if it weren't for amalgam.
The use of amalgam has never been an attractive way to fill a
cavity, especially in the front teeth where they show. We've used it
for a century and a half because it was the best material we had.
Today, though, it's clear that we have even better choices.
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Over the past thirteen years, Dr. May and his staff have satis-
fied thousands of individuals by delivering state of the art,
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Our Fall worship schedule allows
time for your other religion.
Chances are you can catch our opening song and worship service
before kick-off. And remember, when it comes time for that
fourth-quarter Hail Mary pass, it wouldn't hurt to have a little
praying time under our belts.

FIRST

PRESB YTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street, Port St. Joe 227-1756
Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Eastern


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Pack 47, along with their parents and chaperones, pose in front of the "big guns" of the U. S. S. Alabama.

Cub Scouts Visit USS Alabama


On October 4th, Cub Scout
Pack 47 from Port St. Joe, spon-
sored by the 'Port St. Joe Rotary
Club, visited the USS Alabama in
Mobile, AL. Each scout, together
with his father, grandfather, uncle,
brother or chaperone, spent the
night living aboard the battleship,
and learned something about a
"battlewagon" in WWII. The pack
also explored the submarine USS
Drum, which ranked 8th among all
U.S. Navy subs for the amount of
enemy shipping tonnage she sank.
This trip enabled pack mem-
bers to better understand and
appreciate the contributions made
by military personnel in times of
conflict when'America's basic val-
ues of liberty and freedom were
threatened. USS Alabama
Battleship Memorial Park is dedi-
cated to Alabamians who served in
all branches of the military.
While spending the night on
the battleship, the mothers, wives,
-sisters and other family members


of the scouts were not allowed to
stay on board. This adventure was
for "guys" only.
Upon arrival, the Scouts and
their families were able to tour over
20 airplanes from WWII, the
Korean and Vietnam conflicts, and
Desert Storm. The indoor aircraft
pavilion included an A-12
"Blackbird" super secret spy plane
capable of flying over three times
the speed of sound, and a P-51D
"Mustang" of the famed Tuskegee
Airmen. There was an abundance
of Army and Marine corps tanks,
artillery, and combat vehicles locat-
ed in the 100 acre bayside
Battleship Memorial Park.
In the late afternoon, everyone
dined on outdoor grilled hamburg-
ers expertly cooked by the men.
The pack Was able to relax, play
games, and enjoy the fellowship
before retiring to the ship. While
staying on board, the scouts and
their partners were free to roam the
entire ship, even entering areas-


usually closed off to the public. A
rousing game of hide and seek and
a water gun battle kept everyone on
their toes. One dad became a mas-
ter of disguise, fooling everyone
with changes of clothes and unique
hiding places. Other club scouts
packs staying on board even joined
in the fun.
When seeing a scout, ask them
about their trip. They have lots to
tell.


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"Miami's Favorite" at Dixie Theatre


What brings an internationally-
known jazz ensemble to a small
Florida panhandle town of 3000 for
a two-night jazz, blues and folk fes-
tival?
Two answers: The Dixie Theatre
and Bill Spohrer. Come to
Apalachicola, November 14th and
15th for oysters and jazz. For a
good cause and jdzz. For fun, sun,
and cool jazz. Hey, Spohrer and the
community just hope you will come!
The Dixie Theatre in
Apalachicola, is reason enough to
visit this small Florida coastal town,
but add to that the Brian Murphy
Miami Jazz Ensemble with saxo-
phonist Joe Donate (Miami's
favorite) on stage at the 175-seat
Dixie for two nights. The septet will
have friends from the area perform-
ing with them, including Paula
Held. The festival show times begin
at 8:00 p.m. During day-time hours
the quaint shops will be welcoming
festival goers and strolling sidewalk
performers will regale the crowd.
What does Bill Spohrer, a resi-
dent of Apalachicola and South
Florida, have to do with all of this?
Spohrer has known and followed
Donate and his group for decades.
He also wants to keep the Dixie
Theatre alive and vigorous in his
adopted Gulf Coast town of


Apalachicola. So, it naturally
occurred to him "that Apalachicola
and the Dixie Theatre is the perfect
venue for a new jazz/blues/folk fes-
tival that has been so successful in
other places throughout the world."


Odd Couple at Dixie

November 7th, 8th, 9th
They have rehearsed for weeks,
learning British accents, chasing
down a panoply of props, setting
the stage for The Odd Couple.
Beginning Friday, November 7th,
the Panhandle Players will throw
their reputations into a weekend of
comedy at the Dixie Theatre .in
Apalachicola.
Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple"
first opened in New York's
Plymouth Theatre nearly 40 years
ago on March 10, 1965. While it
may be 40 years old, it's still popu-
lar and funny, very funny from
beginning to end.
The laughter begins on Friday,
November 7th, at 8:00 p.m. at the
Dixie Theatre in downtown
Apalachicola and continues at 8:00
p.m. on Saturday, November 8th. A
matinee performance is scheduled .' '
for Sunday, November 9th, at 3:00 -
p.m. All tickets are $10.00. now "
available from any cast member. or
before the performance at the Dixie. : '''.
Theatre box-offide.. Pam Vest stud
-Pam Vest stu" "


Spohrer adds that" Apalachicola is
so fortunate to get a group like the
Brian Murphy Miami Jazz
Ensemble to kick off this festival."
Joe Donate, too, is pleased. "I
am absolutely delighted and so is


Above, two actors rehearse for
the upcoming performance of the
comedy, "The Odd Couple."


ies her line for the "Odd toiple."


my band." Donate explains the
band emphasizes "modern jazz,"
but that does not mean they "over-
look the tradition of jazz from its
beginnings." "You have to appreci-
ate all of the history of jazz to play
'modern jazz,'" he says.
Donato's group, which has per-
formed throughout the U.S., in
Europe, Asia, Canada, and Central
and South America, says he has
been blessed. "We have always had
an appreciative audience." No
doubt he will find 'one in
Apalachicola on November 14th
and 15th at the Dixie Theatre.
Tickets will e on sale at the
Dixie Theatre box office November
11 15, Tuesday Saturday from
noon to 3:00 p.m. & Friday &
Saturday, November 14 & 15 from 7
- 8 p.m. You may also obtain tickets
by calling the box office at any time
and leaving a message and some-
one will return your call. The Dixie
Theatre is located at 21 Avenue E,


Apalachicola. The telephone num- ber is 850-653-3200.


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ents are Ken and Debbie Sumner,
Brady and Pam Burns, and Sarah
Paul, all of Wewahitchka. His great-
grandparents are Lonnie and
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Port St. Joe Garden

Club News
Ten members of the Port St.
Joe Garden Club attended the Fall
District 2 meeting October 9th
hosted by the Marianna Garden
Club. The Marianna President,
Beverly Conrad welcomed the
attending club members with Port
St. Joe President, Betty Lewis,
responding.
Everyone is reminded to pur-
chase a ticket for "Christmas in
the Gardens" at the garden club
on November 8th. Tickets are
$10.00 and may be purchased
from any club member or call Jean
Fortner at 227-1378.

Memorial Planned

for Debbie Lay Allen
In the spring of this year, can-
cer took the life of Debbie Lay
Allen. The class of 1969 and her
friends will place an arbor and five
foot wooden swing along with a
picnic table in the "butterfly gar-
den" at the Port St. Joe
Elementary School, in memory of
Debbie. They feel that, this is
something that Debbie would have
enjoyed and would like for the
children and community to enjoy.
For more information, or to
make a contribution, call Teedy or
Jan Nobles at 229-6706.


Chris Walden and

Team Appreciated
The staff at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center showed its apprecia-
tion to Chris Walden, Dietary,
Manager, and the dietary team on
October 10th with a homecooked,
pot-luck luncheon and new
aprons.

Bay St. Joseph .

Residents Ready

for Halloween _
Residents at Bay St. Joseph
Care Center have been getting holding Kev
ready for.Thursday night trick or
treaters with the help of arts and Residen
crafts volunteers, Lori Lacivita and waiting with
Nancy Dimitrijevich (in the back, front lobby


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above receiving his .retirement
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Brockman, during his retirement
party at the plant. :


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Thomas Farm, located in Gilchrist County, is
world renowned for its fossils. Researchers
and students continue to find 18 million year
old fossils seventy years after the site was
discovered. Dr. Bruce McFadden of the
Museum of Natural History founded the Pony
Express program; which sponsors fossil horse
digs at the farm. Find out more at
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heard -across the CBS Radio Net- War of the Worlds, an 1898 novel by H.G. Wells.
work, an invading army had landed The performance was introduced by a CBS announcer
in Grovers Mills, New Jersey. The saying: "The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated
.nomrniu,'rd, a a.. nt fifty milesfrom stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre on
N. ,Y i ..k t,. rr .,l', the air in The Wearofthe Worldsby H. G. Wells."'
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American soldiers. They then set Park Plaza in downtown New York City. Shortly, actors
their sights on New York City, a posing as reporters interrupted the concert with live news
scant fifty miles away. It was reports that detailed the Martians landing, the battles, and
October 30, 1938. tecnrtheir progress towards New York City.
Riots broke out across the country, While approximately six million people heard the
churches called emergency prayer broadcast, many tuned in five to fifteen minutes after it
meetings, fire departments:raced to began, missing the introduction. As a result, many believed
put out fires, and telephone they were listening to real news reports. The actors were
operators were flooded with calls also"so realistic that many who heard theintroduction still
seeking information about the believed the news reports were real.
invasion. What resulted was a night of panic that remains unprece-
Listeners heard about landings I dented in our history. Never before, nor since, has an event
across the country, attacks on had such an impact. Were Americans simply gullible? Was
strategic locations; and widespread Martians. The invasion was a radio play there a unique combination of circumstances that made it all
power failures. By eight thirty, presented by Mercury Theater, a regular Sunday believable? Want to find out more about that night, and why
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underlying factors that led listeners to
believe the world was under attack, and
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Web Address:


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The War of the Worlds: An
Historical Perspective
John Gosling, a freelance writer, prepared this in-depth
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published the following day. Web Address:
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He retired after 35 years of active
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Charlie's most recent position was
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A NEW STUDIO OFFEORP-RS
A NEW APPROACH
TO LEARNING TO PLAY PIANO' '
FOR CHILDREN AND AULTS
The owner and founder of a unique method-has moved
to the Port St. Joe area and is now accepting, students.
The studio has been in operation for the past 13 years in
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Salvation Army Needs Food for Pantry


The Salvation Army is in need
of nonperishable dry food. During
the months of September &
October, .they assisted over 340
families with food. Currently they
have ample canned good supplies,


but are in need of dry goods such
as: rice, noodles, cereal, oatmeal,
grits, macaroni & cheese, boxed
-ready-made meals, tuna, peanut
butter. They also need basic
household items such as toilet


brushes, bleach, disinfectant
sprays, cleanser, laundry deter-
gent, etc. Personal Hygiene sup-,
plies, shampoo, Q-tips, tooth-
paste, toothbrushes, deodorant,
soap, razors, and manual can,
openers are also in very low sup-
ply. Diapers are always in great
need in sizes, 2, through 5.
"Our pantry is very low on dry
goods and it will be another month
before we have our food drive",
said Sharon Owens, Director of
Social Services. Ms. Owens went
on to say. "'e do not \want to have
to turn anyone away. We know\
that many people are mn need and
we have already seen an increase


in the number of families seeking
help for the holidays."
Donations of these food items
would be greatly appreciated by
the families in need. The items
can be brought to The Salvation
Army Administration office located
at 1824 West 15th Street (to the
left of The Thrift Store).
Anyi questions concerning
this. please contact Sharon
Owens. Director of Social Services
at 850.769-5259.
The Salvation Army provides
assistance to needy families and
individuals every day through
their social services program and
donations are always welcome.


There will be a third grade vet-
eran's program on Tuesday,
November 11th, at 9:00 a.m. CT, at
the Wewahitchka High School foot-
ball field. All veterans and guests
are invited to be a part of the cele-
bration. Highlights include: Red,
White, and Blue Chorus from third
grade; Wewahitchka High School


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TOLL FREE: 1-888-385-1844

FAX: (850) 648-4555

WWW.CRYSTALSANDSREALTY.COM
BROKER SALES ASSOCIATES
JANICE F. BROWNELl. Melba Barbee Mary Blackburq. Vickie Davis


8112 Coquina Drive Sea Shores
Ihr. iuper nice,home'
h-,a 3 BR/2 BA,:gulf.
view Irom screened
porch Enclosed
l a --s1 garage with 8' door,
large laundry room, pad for motor'home,
covered pad for boat, lots of hidden storage
for tools & mower. Still has the new look.
Must Seell $348,000 MLS#97626

136 Ponce De Leon St. Joe'Beach
3'a 'BR/1 BA
home on iilts'
din t 5he first
0 block to the
x' beach ..
Second bath-
rom/uility room downstairs i screened
Driveway already in place.550 I P$93,000.00 r
r, 4hed $220,000.00

6678 Alabama -St. :Joe Beach
....::, ,v =Gl 1J i- priced
S:ell ,;A
flh; r I,.lking
cdl;,arnce to
'.:"beach Zone d
i- i i-,me: and
mobile homes. City water accessible.
Driveway already in place. $93,000.00


I~ ..- ,, *"W Aa g r e a i.
rental Sleps to he beih 5399,900.00

161 Sunray Court St. Joe Beach'
.W." G 'l Grept rle
beach
I 2002
modular.
home on
exi'o large loi Prr,aci localirn con'l be
beat $225,000.00

1402 Long Avenue Port St. Joe
'3 BR. 2 Ea
home ivlbh
v. ..l 'of and uw
.J4: remnodeled
;Special plus, it also has a duplex apart-
ment behind it and has a great rental his-
tory: Has to be seen': $259,900.00


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OPEN HOUSE

ICape San Bias
Saturday, November 1st
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I
Endless Summer 175 Bluewater Drive
Travelling East along Highway 98 from Port St. Joe, veer right on toi C-30A, travel
6.8 miles. Turn right on C-30E, cradel 9 miles to "The Entrance". Veer left on the
Secuded Dunes Dr. Bluewater drive is 1/4 mile, turn left. Only completed house on
drive.
This home is new construction at its best: four bedrooms, four baths,
boardwalk on deeded access to beach. Excellent Gulf views. Just around
the corner from the St. Joseph State Park. MLS#96363. Smart invest-
ment adjacent to the #1 rated beaches in the U.S.!

Call Sammy Thompson at 850-229-2777 or 850-527-9348
or Paulette Cleare 850-229-2777 or 229-6110


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Firefighter Minimum Stan-
dards Class #12 graduated from
Gulf'Coast Community College on
October 27th.
Robert Gray was the recipient
of the Academic Award, a Big Three
Excellence Award and a Perfect
Attendance Award. Danny M.
Hobbs was also awarded a Big
Three Excellence Award.
Perfect jAttendance Awards
were given to the following gradu-
ates: Michael E. Laramore, Cletus
N. Nicodemus, Jr., Craig Corbin
Pettis, James T. Pitts, and Kevin R.


The following is a letter to con-
stituents of North Florida from
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida:
To All North Floridians:
Today, I would like to invite
each of you to join me in support-
ing our troops who are serving our
cpuntrn in Iraq. Many of our men
and women nm uniorm have been
granted two' weeks leave, and are
being flown from Iraq to Baltimore-
Washington Airport (BWI) by the
Department of Defense. However,
once they arrive at BWI they must
pay for their connecting flights to
their hometowns. I am greatly con-
cerned with the added financial.
burden soldiers wall have to should
der in order to see their families
and.friends.for the short time they .
are in the US.
-: Fortunately, Delta Airlines has
taken the lead by becoming the,
first airline to institute the innova-
tive program "Operation Hero
Miles." This program allows people
to donate their frequent flier miles
for the homebound soldiers to use
in order to obtain flights home. I
am personally challenging other"
airlines to institute and promote
this program as well. This is an
opportunity for everyone with
spare miles to help bring our sol-
diers back to their hometowns.
Last week, I voted to set funds
aside for the Pentagon to start pay-
ing for these flights. Still, I fear
these funds will not be available in


band; bagpiper; special musical
numbers; gifts for veterans; DAR
.announcement; VFW announce-
ment; and a reception afterwards.
The reception will be held at the
WES pavilion for veterans and per-
formers.
Go out and support this great


Washington.
The following students also
graduated: Christopher Chase,
Timothy Donald Cibrith, Randy L.
Cornelius, Richard B. Flowers,
Bobby, D., Harrell, Krystal A.
Heming, John Patrick Kane, David
R. Lanier, Robert D. Melton, Henry
G. Miller, II, Joseph G. Moody,
Thomas E. Palmer, Shawn
Pergande, Christopher T. Powell,
Chris Joseph Schneider, Charles J.
Smith. James Felix Warf, James R.
Watson, and Jeffrey Lynn Westfall.


time for those returning in the
coming weeks.
Today, I am personally donat-
ing 50,000 frequent flier miles to
this program. I challenge everyone
in North Florida to join me in this
effort to ensure that every enlisted
person stationed in Iraq will be
able to get home without being
faced with this unfair burden. This
program costs the government
nothing, and it will get our troops
home with no cost to them or their
families. My staff and I will be
working to donate as many miles
as possible, and I encourage every-
one to participate.
For additional information on
Operation Hero Miles. and to enroll
in the program. please visit my
"website www. boyd.house.gov and
access the link to Delta Airlnes.
Sincerely.
Congressman Allen Boyd




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'The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 Page 5B

4 BARR HOME
.Cape San Bias Bay Front
Four bedroom, four bath cus-
tom home with huge gourmet
kitchen, glassed gallery over-
looking bay and dock.
Quality details in every room.
Over 5300 sq. ft. MLS#8711.
E l Call Paulette Cleare, Realtor
866-654-0999.

ENDLESSSUMMERT >
Cape San Bias- First Tier
Beautiful brand new home
just steps away from a prristine
beach. Excellent viev.s of the
Gulf from this four bedroom, .
three bath home near Str.
loseph's State Park. NILS#
96363. Call Sam Thompson,
Realror"' 866-654 -0999.
-k SANDSCAPE
700,000 Cape San Bias Gulf front
wonderfull -vacation home
V 1p;; Eperched right on the beach:
four bedroom + lo~fttwo bath
.. .home has private downstairs
'I apartment with full kitchen
and bath. MLS# 94702. Call
j dx [. Paulette Cleare, Realtor
866-65q -0999.
BARRIER DUNES #70
Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate townhome wi ith
updated tile floors and quali- ..
tr furnishings throughout.
Close to pool, tennis and
clubhouse. NMLS#9-623 Call
Donna Nlurrai-. Realtor ''
866-654-0999.


STARTING AT

$395q000 __


\ DUNES CLUB CONDOS
Cape San Bias Gulf front
Beachfront units and one first-
I tier duplex left. Gated entry,
pool, and boat parking. 17 total
units on 5+ acres. MLS#95177,
1 95178, 94853, 94161, 93400.
Call Paulette Cleare, Realtor
866-654-0999.


PRISTINE BAY >
Cape San Bias Bayfront
New construction at it's best.
'Four bedrooms, three baths
,i.th-.big porches ard prif6r
views of the bay and toward
the beach. Located in "X"
zone means no flood insur-
ance required. MLS#95928.
Call Sam Thompson,
Realror'' 866-654-0999.


/$1,200,0 0 : 4( PORTERFIELD.,
St. Joe Beach Gulf front
SFirst and secondEAlevIr decks
overlooking the Gulf with:fail-
'astic sunset views. Liv ing








,Mexico Beach Commercial ,.
Successful Me Beacheareas on each floor, five bed-









tfry at present location. f Roony 4,600 sq cypress wood building has
Roomss, three and onessalf
Sviiili hs. MLS#96753.. Call Jbmn,
azzRaanovrh, 2Real or0' 800-
411-3717.
S FISH HOUSE RESTAURANT T
Jef Fe Mexico Beach Commercial ..
SInccessri l Mexico Beach. restaurant ihas i a 20yen ar Shis-u
tory at present location.. Roomy,4,600, sq. ft. cypresswood building has
lots of character. Business sits on 6 commercial.lots with easy access and
good visibility. 160 seat occupancy. ML#974000. Call Mitch Hampton,
Realtor 800-624-3964. $2,000,000.

SLOTS:
Bayfrst a e e Cape San Baias Four lots left this ristineba ro rtconimmar
nity. MLS#9296, 9300,930 and 93878. $200,000 $205,000. Call
Jeff Fletcher, Ralltor 866-654-0l999e 866-6
Interior '- St. Joe Beach. fi acre lot in u. and coming area near Sunset
Villeee. Cleared ad re adyo buildwith. undergoMund utilities and-
paed 3 street access. MLS#974870 975,0. 00Call Samm Thompson,
Realtor 866-654-0999..
First and Second Tier Cape San Blas This pristine'property near
Secluded Dunes will make two beautiful homesites. MLS#96845.
$450,000. Call Margaret Fletcher, Realtor0866-654-0999.
First and Second Tier Cape San Bias. One first tier and four second
tier lots left in this new subdivision in the heart of Cape San Bias.
Deeded beach access across boardwalk. MLS#97080 $335,000.
MLS#97073, 97072, 97070, 97074. $235,000 each. Call Sammy
Thompson, Realtor 866-654-0999.

Seven offices conveniently located to serve you:


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


1200 Highway 98
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850-648-2020 866-692-3224
169 Gramercy Plantation
Eastpoint, FL 32328
850-670-8000 800-409-3204


IFML'S


6260 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
850-647-3333 800-411-3717
82 Sixth Street (& Hwy. 98)
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-3333 800-624-3964


Olivier Monod, CEO
Certified Commercial
Investment Member


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www.florido-beach.com


Annual Third Grade Veterans'

Program at Wewahitchka Field


Firefighter Class #12

Graduates from GCCC


"Our Readers

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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


S 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 Yotr 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


Dedication Sunday at New


Harvest Fellowship Nov. 9th


"This Hope" at 1st Baptist Nov. 9
"This Hope" will be at First The public is invited to attend.,
Baptist Church on November 9th,
at 11:00 a.m. Harvest Day
"This Hope" is a five member
male group whose goal is to glorify Zion Fair Baptist
God through music. They have been Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
singing professionally since 1996, Church will be celebrating its annu-
and have traveled throughout the al Harvest. Day on Sunday,
United States and overseas. 'This November 2nd, at 11:00 a.m.
Hope" sings a unique blend of a Everyone is invited to join them
cappella and accompanied music. for this joyous occasion.

TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

ST. JAMES'
+ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rectord
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
w\ '. t-iamesepLi:ipachurch org 850-227-1545


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL,
1 311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is o.,i! blessed is the men that trusteth in Him.
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5l2'6 Home 769-8725
Irr-'*^^,^ll R tl.:o^t7777^T;T^ f..1r.^^..M


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


Sunday School .............. .9.d5 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .. ..i .: t.. : .. .... 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, Pastqr
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

is -


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


The Potter's House
-N. WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
S.Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
*- 850-639-5993 850-639-4588
S636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ............. 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship .................. ......... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ............ ............. 7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


The congregation of New
Harvest Fellowship of Wewahitchka
invites the community to join them
on Sunday, November 9th, for the
dedication of their new church
building. The worship service starts
at 10:30 followed by lunch. A spe-
cial dedication service will be held
at 2:00 p.m.
New Harvest Fellowship was
founded in February 1999 and
began holding services in a convert-
ed gas station and oyster bar.
Pastors Claude and Bertie McGill
took the position of spiritual leaders
in May 1999. The congregation soon
outgrew the small building and the
dream of a big, beautiful church


was born. After a period of plan-
ning, construction began and the
congregation moved' into the build-'
ing in May 2003. Over the last few
months, everyone has worked hard
to put the finishing touches on the
new facility. They wish to show their
thanks to everyone who has blessed
them so much with their prayers,
time and financial contributions,
enabling their dream to become a
reality.
,New Harvest Fellowship is.
located in Wewahitchka at 1800 N.
Highway 71, just noi-th of the West
Arm Bridge. For more information,
call 639-3716 or 639-9686.


Homecoming at Abe Springs


Abe Springs Baptist Church,
located 13913 CR 275 S, in
Blountstown will, be having
Homecoming on Sunday, November
2nd. Guest speaker will be ,Rev.
Larry Summers from Poplar Head
Baptist Church and Poplar Head
Quartet will be the featured singers.
The service will begin at 10:30


New Harvest Plans
Gospel Sing Nov. 2,
New Harvest Fellowship Church
of Wewahitchka will hold its month-
ly gospel sing on Sunday, November
2nd, at 6:00 p.m. (CT). The featured
group this month is "Royal City".
The community is invited to attend.,
New Harvest Fellowship is
located at 1800 N. Highway 71 in
Wewahitchka, and appreciates the
support of the community. For more
Iprmation call 639-9698 or 639-
r ,= -:.' .


with dinner after the service,in the
fellowship hall. Poplar Head Quartet
along with local talent will be per-
forming after the dinner.
Rev. Allen Pitts and the congre-
gation invite everyone to be a part of
this special service. For more infor-
mation, call 674-5880.


Beach Baptist Chapel
Wednesday Dinner Menu


The menu for Wednesday night'
dinner at Beach Baptist Chapel,
November 5th, will be meat loaf,
mashed potatoes, peas, dessert and
tea. Dinners may be eaten in or
taken out.
The church is located 311
Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach.
Orders may be placed by calling
647-5026. A $5.00 donation per
plate is appreciated. '- 1


The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Bo\ S20 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
S Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
V 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
'uSixteenih Sireet
Sunday Worship. .... 10 a.m. Sixleenlh Sree
Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m.
Adult School ....... .11 a.mni. o
*Sunday School : ,
*Young Children "

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


S"Remember church th 'sa, it ise.:. t 'e?" '
II
IT STILL IS AT:

litghjlauh 8t^er Bpi f fit (i1 urrc
382 Ling Strer Highland View
FtStL Joe; lorida'32456 S
(850)22,7-1506 ,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
S. Morning Worshlp l.:o00a.m.
NO FRILLSI NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Dlsclpleship Tranlihg 6:00 p.m.
.l F rLEITrI 0 DO CHURCH'HIS WAY! Weiesdy Frar 7:00 pm.


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ,
Constitution andmMonument lort St. Joe
(850)-227-1724


Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship ,,,, 6:00,p.n.:
Evening Worship ; 7:30p.m. ,
Wednesday Chokr Practice 7:30 p.m..
K All times are EST


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of c n lir Ministries
Heather Smith
Director of Ciildien' .Ia ,ries
Robin Downs
Director of Music ,


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue
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'The Pippins" at Oak Grove Sunday
Gr' 'unq


The Pippins, a gospel singing
group from Pensacola, will provide
a special concert on Sunday,
Homecoming Sunday at
Honeyville Methodist
Homecoming at Honeyville
United Methodist Church November
2nd
'Honeyville United Methodist
Church will be having a,
Homecoming Service on Sunday,
November 2nd, at 10:00 a.m. C.S.T.
Rev. Steve Warren, who was' the
pastor from 1986 to 1988, will be
preaching a Bible message. :r
A covered dish luncheon will
follow in the fellowship hall around
noon.
All are invited to:join them for,
worship and fellowship. The church
is, located four miles south of
Wewahitchka on Highway 71.
For more information, call Rev.
David Shepard, Pastor, at 639-
2399.


November 2nd, ,at9:45 a.m. (EST)
at Oak Grove Assembly ,iof God.
Church located at 613 Madison
Street, Port St. Joe.
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend, as Oak Grove will .honor
community veterans in this serv-
ice.'
The theme for the program is
Iraqi Freedom. Guest speaker is
decorated IWorld "War,, II veteran
William "Bill" Bncker who is the
only living member of Gulf County
who survived the attack on Pearl
Harbor and served in '13 major bat-
tie engagements during WWII'earif-
ing two. purple hearts, three bronze
stars, and.two silver stars.
Join the friendly people of Oak,
Grove. enjoy some good southern
gospel music, and pay tribute and
honor to. some of Amnerica's finest
veterans. ,
See Church News Page 7


A Church of Christ

at the Beaches

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


ST JOHN'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
S :: ~8; :00 am Sunday'
JHtUFT@AOL.COM 850-639-2280
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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


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Hwy Reid Ae.
, 7 Family LifeChurch
Wewalitchka .


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

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

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the:Overstreet Road)" '
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ... .... ....... .; :00 a.m;. CT
Sunday Worship .....;.. 10:00 a.m. & 5:0Q,p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .... ....... ....;,:0' p.m.:CT



First United Methodist Church
of Mexico. Beach
111 North 22nd Street Mexipo Beach, Lf ?410i
Sunday Worship Services:
Traditional ............ ..:......... ........... .......... 9:90 a.m:; CT
,.. Contemporary .... . ... ... .. ......... 11: 0p a.m CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors. ,
The people of Mexico Beach United Metlodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/ffice: 648-8820




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


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


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Mary Johnson Adams
Mary Johnson 'Adams, 88,
passed away Thursday, October
23rd, at home. She was a native of
Wakulla County and a resident of
Port St. Joe since 1952. She was a,
faithful member of Little Salem
Primitive Baptist Church of
Crawfordville, but was under watch
care at Zion Fair Missionary
Baptist Church.
She is survived by her hus-
band, ClaudeAdams; three daugh-
ters, Antoinette Adams of
Tallahassee, Letha Inez Matthews
and husband Manual of Seattle,
WA, Vletta Douglas of Kent, WA;
one brother-in-law, Fred Johnson
of Shadesville; seven grandchil-
dren; 11 great-grandchildren: and
a host nieces, nephews, other rela-
tives and friends.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, November 1st, at 2:00
p.m. at Little Salem Baptist Church
in Crawfordville.
Services are under the direc-
tion of Strong and Jones of
Tallahassee.
For additional information, call
Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church at 227-1361.

Victor Burke
Victor Jewell Burke, 76, of
Wewahitchka,.. passed away
Tuesday, Octqber 21st, at .a local
hospital. Mr, Burke moved to
Wewahitchka nine years ago from
Port St. Joe. He was retired from
the State of Florida. Dept. of
Transportation. Mr. Burke was a
veteran of the United States Army
and was a devoted family man.
He was preceded ir death by
two brothers, Vance and Vester
Burke and a sister, Vera Taylor.
Mr. Burke is survived by his
wife of 48, years, Cloteal Burke; his
children, Deborah ,McLeod and
husband. Mike of Wewahitchka.
Steven Victor Burke of White City,
Victoria Langford arid husband,
Lonnie of .Wewahitchka, and
Michael E gene Burke of
Wewahitchka; sisters, Videll Baker
of Pensacola,' Nancy '. Martin of
Washington County, and Verna
Appleby of Massachusetts; ten
grandchildren; three great-grand-
children; and many nieces and
nephews.
SGrav-eside sirnices were con-
dicted on October 24th, at Liveoak
.Cemetery.
All arrangements were handled
by Southerland Family Funeral
Home.

Dennis "Denny"

0. Sebring
Dennis 0. Sebring, 70, of Port
St. Joe, died at home Sunday,
October 19th, after a:brief illness.
Denny was preceded in death
by his father and mother. Ray and
Helen Sebring; and two brothers,
Richard and Lyle Sebnng.
'Denny is sunived by his wife,
Jeanette; brothers, Laverne
Sebring and wife Lota of Quincy,
MI, Russell Sebring of Wisconsin:
sister-in-laws, Urshula Sebring of
Battle Creek, MI, and Maxine
Sebring of Hillsdale, MI. He is also
suniv ed by his children, Marty and
wife Robin. Frank, Rick. and
Randy. all of Coldwater; Stephanie
and husband John of Kentucky
and' Kim of Coldwater. Denny is
also survived by several grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
nieces and nephews.
Cremation and a memorial
service will be held at a later date.


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Shane Scruggs
Shane Scruggs, 25, of
Wewahitchka, passed away
Thursday, October 23, as a result
of injuries sustained in an auto-
mobile accident. Boin in
Germany, he was reared in
Tuscaloosa, AL, and had been a
resident of this area for the past
three years. He was a carpenter,
working for By The Sea Builders.
Survivors include his wife,
Jamie Scruggs of Wewahitchka:
his :children, Brhiannan of
Wewahitchka. Kylan of
Tuscaloosa, Ainsleigh, and
Jaiyden, both of Wewahitchka; his
parents, Johnnie Terrill Scruggs of
Tuscaloosa and Joyce H. Scruggs
of Wewahitchka: ,his brother,
Dustin Scruggs of Tuscaloosa; his
sister, Ashley Scruggs of
Wewahitchka; and his grandpar-
ents, Betty Scruggs of Tuscaloosa,
Opal Campbell of Arkansas. and
Bob Harp of Fort Meade.
The -funeral service was held
Sunday at the graveside in Holly
Hill Cemetery, Po St. Joe, con-.
dicted by the Rev. David Nichols.
Interment followed.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Andrew "Andy9

Thomas
Andrew Frederick "Andy"
Thomas, 61, of Wewahitchka
passed away Friday, October 24th.
at his home. A native of Miami. he
has been a. resident of
Wewahitchka since the late 1960s.
He had worked for the Department
of Children and Families as a
supervisor, and later for North
Florida Child Development.
SSurvivors include his wife,
Susan Thomas of Wewahitchka;
three sons, Christopher Thomas of
Waxahachie, TX. Robin Thomas of
Ft. Worth, TX, and Jonathan
Thomas of Tallahassee; and three
grandchildren. Hunter. Clarissa.
and Gage Thomas.
Graveside funeral services
were held at Roberts Cemetery on
Monday, October 27th, conducted
by the Rev. Mike Stroud.
Interment followed in the family
plot. Those that wish inay make.,
contributions to Hospice of the
Emerald Coast.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


Seaoat & Coastal Erosion


Workshop November 13th


The Franklin County Soil and
Water Conservation District
(SWCD) and the USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) will host a Sea Oat &
Coastal Erosion Workshop on
November 13th, at the St. George
Island Fire Department, 324 E.
Pine Avenue, on St. George Island.
The public workshop will
begin at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Two
speakers, Dr. John Hovariesian (a,
hydroponics businessman) from
Milton and Sam Sanders of USDA-
NRCS in Gainesville will present
the program. The topic of the pro-
gram will include building and
maintaining sand dunes with veg-
etation and sand fencing,, as well
as the latest methods of establish-
ing sea oats and other adapted
coastal plant species. .
If anyone owns or has an
interest in coastal properties, or
would just like to learn about cur-


rent coastal erosion control meth-
ods, then plan to attend this work-
shop.
For more information call
Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at
the SWCD/NRCS office in
Blountstown, at 850-674-8271.

Influenza

Vaccination

Clinic at Tyndall


November 8th :,-
The 325th medical group is
offering a special flu vaccine clinic
for military retirees and their,
spouses on November 8th from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00,p.m. CT at the
immunization clinic, bldg. 1645.
For more information, acll 283-
S7570.


Real Estate
Answers to Real Estate questions
from your local Century 21 Agents.


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WORKING WITH YOUR REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
By:B Susie White
Pur~hoing or :069 a knorne 11II prbobl, be orne of i ar la r d a ., and m .n mpcr:rni I rlo,,jl ran:ocions.
Pefore liqnnr a conrraor pL.thae oe a .-ll .3 ho-- b6.A i. er a.nd all.r tho :r :c..I o.i n.,rne, I o o: .r- tkat
ih~t real ,. late ,,ar.acniC I..1.e handldli3l. 11, and PV~iE :C--.3lI,
.Z' 91or, .1 a r 4c.i a ,re parolo fI, proC: parl. ijjl, n mlan, rnjfl I Q h cr -co rmp nies
..I anr,d tc all ol c.r.h nonjiod.n cl an ca: or rnei ,C.r. prjte.:l ro..' nrejr-. o help ,Ou e:*i.L arr, paten-
l~ol legaI problem beIfore renr.ing a le.ll, hr.-ding conrraot
Sr~mer,,- burer Iel Ihe edd :.gr a Cont.ro: .(.ckl r and don 11".3I l rime n.icill, aor,,jlI ona atl~rrne/ In
rlh6,e :a buqEr: car, .ndlude lon qua ie ,h ecnIta hah otll -1 lc.. ibai he.r i Iorno. 3. e t.r..31 orP':al on
,he agree.-ner.1 UVj .ll' three to 1. e b u~uline;: door Th-1i allo i b~yh E.-Ar: an~d Alllr: io G~rpcd- the cor.
110-:1 proceii -lhoui kor f nade~jquoie It~cI riprelenlaiior
Sellers and bu?.lk 31.ke:hould lam l*arizP Il'- .tf,6W blWthe iol 'i.l e Ierar,:ao-o m.. pr. irc6 be: io' toelechng
an arlcrr6, Lejnlr,9g the formaol p6 .r. e rranroacon -11 help b.J rip C ad uellrrr AW %A the ilgh, orne, and
proceed -1hl cor.W.-ice Through~out the procieis anorne,. :hould aricnd to, a orr~ery of iespor.Albllrre: -P-:lud~rg
icnMUlrIor. prior to 4,e ygn.ng rI oe thea.fo:i preporing or cippr..n. the ccr.rra:. exmI..nq dc.c:umeiwr: and
:uFdr tllahe drlrinq at the iron:acnon
The norr.e. should be ie:por.nble Iefr prep.r.ng or e.aluai.ng qdo:umnin, w.h-h rn .be rec:ar, Or comn-
pli*r~g rarvier of &. pa pwrr, Ther~ er.e uuJaII, .seral d ,urjnr.i. 13 prepare n. or,, real e:iai, u.n:ocnonand
Ihe oaCrrn, can e.oiuoar and expla.r. et d document i, the bu,er or elk.i ,Kcm he cr :t he rpre:EnII. dead
rhe till of sal ri ie igag promisor; rao' ritl rem c ,crmlalV a.11the *:lomn.o iiaim are oiry a if- ofh Mpci
,ani dr,:u.,r.enr, rhoaornaliorne, ihould re..e. ..h h ehe ira or bu~cr prior a he clozmq
One, of the anorne-v: ro:1 imporicin, rcllponAl1-t-a: r. fl- ;&o iai e rrancoi.!oion .: lo deie-rm-r-E&.F. calnd-t-on
of the 41 bi hle to '4E propartj Througqh rh. proceii. the r.tr.e- .ll: c 1 I :ellk'r i .th leiee o.rwnr ol
tlh properr, and .I there o. or. pn.d iori.rage or rlia. r. hh nm,, b.e :enred before the rale to the pop.trr, con be
properly tnransfred The alno-6) -11 aba d.:;o'cr ar-1 re.rrcl~.c.r.i or ea-eent.': A..e on r, ,hp opt ? Cland he
s1.t Cf an'e urpad l prpoeit foAP: or ci: ::m.enl.
The buyer the eller oid h6,r nanrr.e,: u:ooll, appear Iccrher .r o Ita ol hnalrne r-ro t alldc53r1c.n db dcu
menri ,A his m n-a.rg usually referred to o\ tie clos.ng the ,.inci.i .A k plo i-igr.g nandex.:ha,-,,3 r tedocc
umntsr and oppro.& or clear up any remainln9g Litancial mattr'e rselang lo Ihe Iwr,:'xtlon. dAct &,a or,.lcnrioon
cIoCd. a0. o1 n abr w-1l attend toon-n, h nl de'lcdi such a. properlI re.:crding 9II deed marigge or ori. ei nac ry
dclocoenis and iu..Jg Ide r.surar.-:e pohlr :
Man/ ataorr-ey ore :pac-ol-zed and zi : rnponinri at iou ch:o. cne .ho. kr~c.: dal -late ,,,,,,,,'g, jand
real e:Iore ,ran:oiono-, proca. Be Or Iv'hring -D-one jio :hJuld dcl..,-j: oil lte d&irjl~ of it .h rn.ci-.acn 1,cn
your poi Able ca.-,d.daie pndlu.dig all le-Il coi. ou.I f ncur
It., aorrre, u iny real c r irci m n.rc,.on *-sro p...-.d. legalexpert. l eThrouqgl Curnd Od.-.cpd o thor-
ough execution oi all leg o r 6! a good otoriri, ..If help -a uoonlpeid p our tran:amoor :.i, and ith
conf der,,p
41766O 1311 McClellan Avenue A very well main-
tained home centrally located near dovwnltown
Port St. Joe. Sizeable rooms throughout, gas fire-
place, kitchen has formica counter lops and cabi.
nets. One of the mostImmaculale Ihomes In Port
St. Joe.
ASK FOR SUSIE WHITE
St. Joe Bay Ofice, 1010 Hwy. C-30
J -LSales (8.50) 227-9600
: i Toll Free: (800) 451-2349
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We would like to thank all the
caring people who stood by us in
the loss of our loved one, Eliie,
Glass. She was a wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother,.
great-great-grandmother. sister
and a friend.,, .
We want to thank all those
who brought food, sent flowers,
cards or just visited with us and
gave us words of encouragement
at this sad time. We want to thank
Dr. Curry and his staff who took
care of her health; ;to Bro.. Dave
and the Oak' Grove Assembly of
God for the meals they brought to
her daily; the bries who delivered
them and took time to talk with
her; and also Bro. Dave for the
beautiful service he conducted for
her.


Pastor Appreciation

Sunday at New
Hope Baptist
The New Hope Baptist Church
family of Wewahitchka will cele-
brate "Pastor Appreciation Sunday"
honoring their pastor and his wife,
Rev. and Sister Leon Jones. Rev.
Luther Baker, pastor of Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church will be the guest
speaker. Services will begin at
11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to go
and fellowship with them.


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home Thi ur r hha -,GORGEOUS tie%%; of the
Gulf You can' getr much c-i>er to the beach
thsn rhjl slLhour tpavng Lh3I hlgh prie First
floor all cefamic I C -IM lppliance, mdCiLds 3
hcmes from rhie beach' Call today this
wont last loanl $349.000


1314 arvin Ave. 3 BR I BA home in a
quwt ne~fghborh.nod 'Vry:;wcB mafrttiined
home in Porr t St 'e NieelI iwddcapcd ird,,,
%id n I inirn~atiln %,ell ind punp Workshop in'
bacJ.aid .%id& cri.ered bor pirkmg.`lUl
rure sray induding all of rihe 'w'hire wicker fur
mr~c -New mini blind4 in rLi ling are AlU
apphancs taiy. Hc-ntig, and coohnlig Lcm
updcr 3 yeas old 5130.000
161 Ohio St., Red Bull Ibland Older
n-.nbile horn 2 2R i L5 BA New pliv.Jud
fic,,,r and Berber CarpL. alme %adhed wdb,
.rcer.d rrfrno porch lO' u.r rhrc Ch'Pola
Rj'er 125' deep $89,000


507 A, ,C7th iuet, PortSt.lJot -3 BR,/'2 6 BA
Kitchen hbs an Island, IoLS of paJi spice, land.
escaped Great locaoon near do%% nco%% 1 PSI. \'Vre
Iarg etonhumZ- to S=rt CGO,LTrjIjon in one
month. Get in ncw for pre constrmicion prices
Great lIoauon for rcmnta] tlL.
Unit A & C -1666 sq. &t S159,900e h
UnifD-IB167. sq. t. 1169,901 (UNDE1 CQ9iTRhI1)


Thank you to all the members
who prepared lunch for us after
the ,service and so graciously
served it at the house. We want to
thank the home health care people
who took care of her in her home
(and the men who served as pall-
bearers for the service. A special
thanks to Comforter Funeral
Home for the wonderful job they
did.
We know that there are not
enough words to fully express our
gratitude for all who were there
but just know that we appreciate
everything and pray that God will
truly bless you as you blessed us.
We love you all.
SThe family of Elzle A. Glass


Lot 13 W. Orackvgw DkDve 12 Acres
NIOL cIreck-on! LzLE.5DII M rC4*A pi4U or
Sam. 30 10( ~~':,~.~ ;:`a~
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12 1/2'Ton Unit $ *4 Ton Unit, $ 0oo
30,000 BTU I 1 0 48,000 BTU 1 6108
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3001 Hwy. 98


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UNDERIC ICONSTKUCLITIN 18I 7Curt
'Stmt 3BR/2BAk, Ne glf view home abou toA.
begir con% r -f "i *nwv. dgcwicer
SubJjniwin. ;-16.ib plan'rlar provides an cpen
au) feel. Lots 0? pordi Space to sit and relax. Call
f' for the floojpanis. $309,000


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8AIUAr erteus ve tYrear locanon in En Lr-uxiE
of Seashore Subd Gulf View from dIe ki#cOm
Liv. rm, din, rm, & the screened front port.. 3
BR,2 BA %y.ry w meU n tiined home Wbod
rlorang %nrh ceramic cle AU downsmirns An4 i he
masier bach. Bonus ro'xn downns airv&C'Dud be
4th bedroom, game room. offi, e 0 i Lip.d
shaped with pvaq kInciig around ;6. k vd
Excellent renctl.potewtial...ncver'orratlal dmrker..
$335,000 11


S, 6729 Americua Ave. 2 BR/2 BA mobde
Some Ist block with a gulf"iew from the wid-
ore Street oas walk, large garage. Lot ize 112' x 90'.
B $10,000. $189,000


00 ,cmfm Street & 8ycame
i Cqftr Lot. REDUCED PRICE]
Ctbc to schodls.


Elzie A. Glass Family


Expresses Their Thanks


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State License Contractor CAC 18133747


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850-648-1102 Toll Free: 866-648-1102 -Website: www.HambrickRealty.com


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$99,000 ch r, package deal for bth
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Page 8B The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 30. 2003

Wewahitchka Middle School

Announces Honor Students


9th Grade-All A's & B's:
Arielle Bragg, Dexter Hunter,
Logan Jamerson, Cody Johnson,
Alex Jones, Leigh Anne Mayo,
Matthew Miller, Megan Peak,
Blaine Pitts, Hannah Price, Shawn
Rich, J.J. Roberts, Joey Shipman,
Jessica Stoppelbein, Caitlin
Turner, and Anthony Wait.
All A's: Latonya Fisher, Marcie
Jackson, Ellen Manor, and Bradley
Udell.
10th Grade-All A's & B's:
Justin Barnes, Matt Dorman, Trey
Goodwin, Heather Simmons, and
Jenny Wigglesworth.
All A's: Priscilla Baxley, William
Chason, Jessica Jones, and Hall


Price.
l1th Grade-All A's & B's:
Shannon Barnes, Kody Bidwell
Jenna Breman, Sheiletta Fisher,
Candice Gordon, Britney Grice,
Geoffrey Helms, Daryl Knee,
Brandy Little, Chris Mason,
Brittany Moon, Jill Pippin, Will
Strange, and Mitchell Udell.
All A's: Jade Gaskin and
Nathan Grimes.
12th Grade-All A's & B's: Will
Harrell, Hunter Nunnery, Fritz
Stoppelbein, and Cassie Ward.
All A's: Janie Fortune, Laura
Husband, Ben Jones and Andrew
Lassiter.


9th Grade-All A's & B's:
Arielle Bragg, Dexter Hunter, Logan
Jamerson, Cody Johnson, Alex
Jones, Leigh Anne Mayo, Matthew
Miller, Megan Peak, Blaine Pitts,
Hannah Price, Shawn Rich, J.J.
Roberts, Joey Shipman, Jessica
Stoppelbein, Caitlin Turner, and
Anthony Wait.
All A's: Latonya Fisher, Marcie
Jackson, Ellen Manor, and Bradley
Udell.
10th Grade-All A's & B's:
Justin Barnes, Matt Dorman, Trey
Goodwin, Heather Simmons, and
Jenny Wigglesworth.
All A's: Priscilla Baxley, William
Chason, Jessica Jones, and Hali


Everyone is getting excited
about this year's Harvest Festival
which will be held Saturday,
November 8th, at the Frank Pate
Park in Port St. Joe from 3:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. Benny Roberts and
his helpers are getting ready to
cook some delicious barbecue
chicken that will be ready to eat
from 4:00 to 6:00. There will be
special music to entertain as you
eat a chicken dinner or hot dogs
along with homemade cookies,
cakes, and pies. While you browse
around looking at the booths of 21
displays and sales tables from the
local businesses and community
organizations, the children will
have at least ten games and activi-
ties to enjoy. Be sure to join us that
evening for pleasant family fun and
entertainment.
The seventh through tenth
grade students are at The Wilds in
Brevard, NC this week. The Wilds
is a unique combination of outdoor
education and Christian camping.
The activities include canoeing and
rowboating, hiking, a 300 foot
superslide, frisbee golf, a 425 foot
land trolley, the summit ropes
course, climbing wall, a 65 foot
giant swing, and big ball events.
There are Bible studies, skits and
songs, and a game room for indoor
time. Our chaperones this year are
Bill Taylor and Rusty Burch for the
boys and Kathie Sarmiento and
Janis Ramos for the girls.


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Price.
11th Grade-All A's & B's:
Shannon Barnes, Kody Bidwell
Jenna Breman, Sheiletta Fisher,
Candice Gordon, Britney Grice,
Geoffrey Helms, Daryl Knee,
Brandy Little, Chris Mason,
Brittany Moon, Jill Pippin, Will
Strange, and Mitchell Udell.
All A's: Jade Gaskin and
Nathan Grimes.
12th Grade-All A's & B's: Will
Harrell, Hunter Nunnery, Fritz
Stoppelbein, and Cassie Ward.
All A's: Janie Fortune, Laura
Husband, Ben Jones and Andrew
Lassiter.


Students are delivering the
orders for Christmas cards and
gifts to our great and generous cus-
tomers. They must complete their
delivery by. Wednesday of next
week. Please help them get their
jobs finished by that time.
Parents, students in grades
one through ten received 'their
report cards last Thursday. Please
review your child's report and card
and return the signed copy. If you :*
would like to have a conference
with the teacher, please call the
office at 229-6707 to make ,an
appointment.


W 4 :Give us a call for a FREE Quote!

C C. R. Smith & Son, Inc.
3071 West Highway 98, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Office: 850-229-6018 Email: crsmithandson@gtcom.net
PJIMISRI N-1M EA I NClE 1976g l[ll I


"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
W ewahitchka

Elementary
School


By: Lori Price
Many parents would agree that
getting children to perform house-
hold chores can perhaps be a bit of
a chore in itself. But experts agree
that with a little effort, you can get
children to do chores without
much of a hassle.
One reason children hate
chores so much ,is that they are
usually required to do only tedious
jobs, such as taking out the
garbage, washing dishes, and
cleaning up after the dog.
Experts suggested the follow-
ing things that parents can do to
encourage their children to do
chores:
Start them young. It's never
too late to beginto teach children
household jobs, but, it is agreed
that it's easiest when capitalizing
on their natural eagerness to imi-
tate. Very young children really like
to help. One of the reasons parents
tend to shy away from allowing
young children to help is that they
are not efficient, .so many parents
discourage their young children by


saying, "You're too young."
Keep a regular schedule.
Routine helps children to remem-
ber what must be done and/or
what they need to do daily or week-
ly.
Decide exactly what you want
done. Being specific about what is
expected will make things run
much smoother.
Team up. Children need lots of
.help and encouragement when
they undertake a new chore. One of
the big mistakes parents make is
assuming that once they have
explained how to do a chore, the
child is able to do it alone.
Do not 'redo children's work.
After a child has completed a
chore, do not go over it. The child
will assume that he's unable to do
a good job or that there's some-
thing wrong with him.
Let children choose. Allowing a
child to choose his chore will make
most tasks more agreeable. Pick
jobs from a jar or select chores to
do from a list. :


NJROTC News


Last week was a busy week as
we all prepared for our
Homecoming Game against the
Apalachicola Sharks.
Congratulations to our Sharks in
their 14-12 victory last Friday.
Although this week is a little
slower, we still have something
going on. Saturday, November 1,
we will depart the high school at
8:00 a.m. to travel to Apalachicola
for the Seafood Festival Parade.
The weather should be nice and
the event will be great.
Our current fundraiser is a
"Rent-a-Squad" fundraiser. We will







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have teams (squads of 4 or 5)
cadets available on Saturday,
November 8th, 15th, and 22nd to
clean and rake yards for donations.
The squads are in competition with
each other for a paint ball outing in
December. All funds raised will
help to support our planned trip to
Lake Howell High School in Winter
Park, on Valentine weekend for a
NJROTC Field Meet Competition, If
anyone would like to "Rent-a-
Squad" for yard work on November
8, 15, or 22, please call Senior
Chief Wayne Taylor at the NJROTC
office, 229-6177. If it's during a
class, please leave a message on
the voice mail and he will return
the call. Homes for work need to
be in the Port St Joe area please.
As always, they thank all the
people of Gulf County for their sup-
port.
Wayne Taylor
SKCS(SW), USN(Ret)
Naval Science Instructor:.


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Shark Talk


By: Don Jecha i
This is another exciting addi-
tion to Shark Talk. I thqght that
writing this column was >ing to be
very easy. Well, I sit here aow and I
realize that it is very hai to do. I
have so much information that I
would like to talk about but I do
not know what would beottention-
grabbing for everyone. S I guess I
will talk to you aboat what I
thought was fun and interesting in
our school this week.
It has been Homeciming this
past week and it was tlp best one
yet. I think that beini a senior
makes every moment so much
more special because itis our last
time experiencing it, iU1 of the
homerooms decorated heir doors
very nicely, however,- ie winner
was Mr. Monette's 'nd Mrs.
Ramsey's door. The dor, decked
out like a disco clu, actually
included a disco ball and black
light. Senior Chief Taylr was sec-
ond place and Mrs. We'h came in
third. Honorable mentions went to
Mr. Bullock and Mr. La~berson.
Another Homecomiig tradition
is theme days. Each dy the stu-
dents dress to represel whichever


theme it may be. This year we
decided to dress for different
decades. The week started off with
the 60's on Monday, 70's on
Tuesday, both 80's and 90's on
Wednesday, and the millennium on
Thursday. Then, the best day, in
my opinion, was spirit day on
Friday. The senior class seems to
have a lot of school spirit. Much of
the class dressed out in gold and
purple with purple or gold afros.
The winners of spirit day were
Ashby Davis and Collins Abrams.
They painted their bodies gold and
purple and wore afro wigs. Other
daily winners were Jimmy Curry,
Maggy Quaranta, Charlie Cox,
Chad Lucas, Anna Salzer, Whitney
McAlister, and Kristina Lomelin.
The Homecoming parade was a lot
of fun. All of the lovely ladies on the
Homecoming Court reminded me of
princesses. In addition, each chose
beautiful cars to ride in. None of
the classes had seen each other's
floats until the parade. The fresh-
man float showed a football field
with a race between sharks, the
sophomores chose an old time
.diner, juniors had a rock and roll
:shark, and the seniors, an M.C.


Hammer shark. Although it was a
big disappointment to the seniors,
the sophomores won first place.
The juniors and seniors tied for
second with the freshmen placing'
third.
Mr. Wilder let us have a tailgate
party at the Centennial Building
picnic area before the game. There
was a lot of good food and fun to
help us gear up for the game.
The Homecoming game was
very exciting; the best part of the
game was the half time festivities.
The anticipation was a killer as the
announcer was about to tell every-
one who the Homecoming Queen
for 2003 was going to be. It was dif-
ficult for me, knowing that each of
these girls is a friend of mine, that
all except one of them would be
walking away disappointed. I am
happy to announce that the winner
of the 2003 Homecoming Queen is
Ali McKeithen. She is very deserv-
ing of this title, and I am glad to be
able to consider her one of my good
friends.
To end the evening; thankyou
to the juniors for putting together
the after-game dance at the high
school. Chris "Travolta" Fuze made
an awesome entrance by displaying
his talent with a break-dance solo
while the crowd cheered on. A good
time was had by all!
The volleyball team played
their last regular season game last
Thursday. They played Arnold High
School,.but unfortunately, our
Lady Sharks did not win. The


Varsity Lady Sharks played at
Cottondale on Tuesday, the 28th,
for their first district game. If they
won, the next game will be on
Thursday, the 30th. Additionally,
on the sports side, soccer is kicking
off its first school season. I am per-
sonally looking forward to playing
soccer again and finding all of the
hidden talent we have at school.
The December 6th SAT is the
last chance to make application
deadlines for many colleges. To
take the December 6th SAT and
avoid late registration fees, register


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 Page 9B
by Thursday, October 30th, by vis- going to our small town school and
iting Collegeboard.com or Ms. I think that I have made friends
Ramsey in the guidance office. that I will keep for the rest of my
To wrap things up, I just want- life. We are like one big family at
ed to say that it has been a blast Port St. Joe High School.


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1998 Nissan Altima GLE. 4
door, leather, one owner,
loaded, new condition.
$4950. 960-4464. ltc10/30
2002 Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster. $8,900. 850-639-
2187. ltplO/30
2000 Toyota Camry Solara
SLE. 2 door, AT, AC, V6, sun-
roof, leather, loaded, 50,000
one-owner miles. $13,600.
960-4464. ltc10/30
1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 4D,
sedan, beige in color. Car is
in perfect condition. $4000.
647-2976. ltp10/30
1999 BordiWindstar LX van.
Loaded, roie owner, AC, 5
d6or-$6450. 960-4464.
ltclO/30
1990 Chevrolet 4x4 full size
truck, runs and drives great.
$2800. 647-2976 ltp10/30
2000 Mazda 626 ES. AT, AC,
V6, one owner, 40,000 miles,
new condition, must see.
$8750. 960-4464. ltc10/30
1992 Nissan Maxima. 4D,
AC. Power everything. Gold
in color, good car. $1900.
647-2976. ltp0l/30
2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS;
40,000 miles, one owner,
leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. $9650. 960-4464.
ltclO/30,
1994 Dodge 350. Excellent
shape with high mileage,
runs great. $4950 call 227-
3628. 2tc10/30


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1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. $3750. 960-
4464. ltc10/30
2000 Chevy Astro Van, white,
fully equipped, exc. cond.
front and rear air, radio-CD
and cassette. 648-5774.
4tp10/16

1997 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT, AC, V6, excellent condi-
tion. $4950. 960-4464.
ltc10/30
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. ltclO/30
2000 RM 250 Dirt bike, runs
great. $2,500 647-6149.
4tp10/16
1996 Jeep Grand 'Cherokee
Laredo. 4 door, 4X4, V8,
excellent condition, clean,
one owner. $4750. 960-4464.
ltc10/30

1984 Jaguar XJ-6 Maroon
color. Needs painting and
some interior restoration.
Engine runs very good. Very
reliable Vehicle. $500 (850)
648-6171 2tpl0/23
1997 Mercury Gran Marquis.
4 door, loaded, one owner,
low miles. $4250. 960-4464.
ltclO/30

1994 Chevy Z-71 ext. cab,
cd, toolbox, 150k mi for
$7,000. 229-2444 2tp10/23
1998 Toyota Corolla LE. AT,
AC, 4 door, excellent condi-.
tion, one owner. $4950. 960-
4464. ltclO/30
2000 Cavalier great cond.
4DR, AT, $6999. 647-3239 or
258-1134. 2tpl0/30.
2002 four wheeler.. 50cc,
electric start. Less than ONE
hour. Absolutely brand new.
Remote control kill switch.
Paid $1300. Will sell for
$700. 960-4464. ltc10/30






For Sale 1995 Kenner
ProSkilf 17 iith-i 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


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4BR/2BA, fireplace, on 2
acres. 14952 SE Halley -
Scotts Ferry. 850-271-9256
4tp10/23

3BR/1BA w/carport,
includes washer/dryer. 1601
Marvin Ave. Available Nov. 1.
$650 mo. Sec. 8 accepted.
651-220-2879. 2tpl0/30
Liberty Manor Apt., 102
Liberty Manor Circle, PSJ.
Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped.
CH/A, laundry facilities,
energy efficient const., stove
& refrig., furn., fully carpet-
ed. 1 bedroom apartments on
sit Equal Opp. Housing
Complex. Call 229-6353 for
more info. NOW TAKING
APPLICATIONS. 4tc10/30
Studio Apartment. St. Joe
Beach. $300 per month
Everything included. 647-
8481. ItplO/30
Mexico Beach 3BR/1BA
home, 102 Hwy 98 overlook-
ing beach. The last renter
loved it so much he stayed 8
years! Screened porch and
deck w/ beautiful view.
Central heat/air, laundry
room w/ washer/dryer.
10X20 ltd. storage
shed/workshop included.
Unfurn. $900 per mo, 1st
and last mo. rent required.
229-1305 tfcl0/30
Nice 2BR/1BA mobile home,
gas heat, electric air, nice
level lot, w/large back deck,
free lawn care included in
rent. No Pets. $200 deposit.
$395 mo. Toll Free 877-874-
8001. ltplO/30
Unfurnished trailer 1 block
from beach. 3BR/1.5BA
$450 plus deposit. Tenant
pays all utilities. W/D
hookup. 647-5325.2tp10/30
Vacation Rental 2BR/
1.5BA, furnished town house
by St. Joseph Bay Golf
Course. $250, .per, ,,, ,or
$600 per mo. plus/Mtiile.i
Deposit reqlAcVailable. Dec.
1. Also available 'for long
term. Call 1-850-229-6738.
2tp10/30
3 bedroom 1 bath house for
rent. 1307 Marvin Avenue.
Completely remodeled with
all new appliances, kitchen
cabinets, carpet and tile.
Nice Florida room, large
laundry room, carport, huge
back yard, close to schools,
nice neighborhood. $700 per
month. $700 deposit. No
pets. I year lease 227-1795
or 227-9050. ltp10/30
Very nice 1BR/1BA unfurn
gulfview apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call 850-648-4649.
2tp10/30
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
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 IBR/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 4tp10/23
2558 McKlnnon in Oak
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, Nopets. $900 mo.
call 706-333-0159 or 706-
663-2263. tfc10/23
Town home -.Large bedroom
for rent w/private bath &
balcony. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Satellite TV. & DSL
provided. In town location.
Please call 229-1711.
tfcl0/16
Beacon Hill Adorable
3BR/2BA, furnished beach
cottage. Available thru April.
$1,000 per mo. 647-8317.
4tc10/16
Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering. 2 pools, tennis
courts;- three--lakes, and
mniiay -more' extras. :Url4iAe
opportunity to live and play'
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
2tpl0/30
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,.
gulfvieiv.' $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. ifc6/5


UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside,
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
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brother sewing machine
(new). Lots of Furniture from
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9716. ltplO/30
Almost new bunk beds com-
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and ladder $250. RCA color
trak w/remote $100 Call
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Custom built cabinets by
WA. JQnes. Solid oak with
paneled doors, golden oak
colored. Sink base 75.5 w x
24", 3 doors and 5 drawers.
Corner base 15" w x 24", 1
door and 1 drawer. Corner
bar 42 x 48, 3 doors and 1
drawer. Wall cabinet, 6 door
centered over sink 9'8" long.
Wall cabinet vent hood
cutout and microwave shelf,
5 doors. $400. Call 229-6323
after 5. ltp10/30
Old Hoosier Cabinet red
enamel trim, peeling paint -
easy to refinish $300. 639-
2069. 2tpl0/23
Used furniture for sale.
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MEXICO BEACH LARGE
MULTI FAMILY STORAGE
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OPEN SAT NOV 1ST AND
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or shine. 311 Columbus St.
St. Joe Beach in the
Fellowship Hall. all items will
be 1/2 off price marked and
clothes on the tables will be
all you can get in a bag for
$1.00. All proceeds go to the
Lottie Moon Christmas
Offering for Foreign
Missionaries. ltc10/30
Craft & Rummage sale Sat.
Oct 31 8 1CT. Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church. 15th St.
Mexico Beach. No Early
Birds. Craft tables for rent at
$10.00. For info call Geri
647-3438.. 2tpl0/16
Yard Sale 118 Barbara Dr.
8:00 till 12:00 Rain Cancels.
Itp 10/30

Garage Sale: Saturday, Nov.
1, 8-12; 309 6th St. (church)
Vacuums, Ladies' plus size
clothes and much more.
ltpl0/30

Yard;Sale Sat., Nov. 1. 208
Highway 98 Mexico Beach.
8:00 EST. ltpl0/30

2 family yard sale at 633
Duval St. Sat. Nov 1st 8 ?
Furniture, clothing, house-
hold items, toys, records,
tapes, cds. Lots more good'
stuff. Something for every-
one. Rain cancels. ltplO/30

Moving Sale: E\ernthirng
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


Waitress position opening at
St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. Hours vary from 30-38
per week. Hourly rate above
minimum wage with experi-
ence plus gratuities. Mainly
days. Occasional evenings for
special functions. Rotating
Weekends. Applications
available at 700 Country
Club Rd. 3tc10/30
All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

Position Wanted Qualified
experienced professional,
relocating from Atlanta seeks
sales/customer relations
position ASAP. Successful at
selling all types of products
or services. Phone Glenda at
850-653-3482. 2tp10/30
Experienced Boom Truck
Driver wanted. Class A or B
licensed. Clean driving
record. Apply in person to;
Bayside Lumber & Building
Supply, 516 First St. Port St.
Joe, FL. tfcl0/30
Foreman's Painting &
Remodeling needs 1st class
painter/carpenter. (850) 647-
3444. 2tpl0/23.
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
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
:elatlons and rapport wth-
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 0 Box 993, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. 3tc10/16
Now taking applications for
experienced bartender. Apply
at the Wonder Bar, St Joe
Beach. tfclO/2
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. tfc10/16
Real Estate Agent &
Vacation Reservationist
wanted. Call 227-7879 or
Apply at 623 35-C30 A.
S2tp10.'23


AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
3125. tfcl0/30
Experienced cook and wait-
?taff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining & Boss
)yster. Please apply in per-
on: 123 Water Street,
kpalachicola. tfcl0/9
eest Control Tech clean
Driving record and drug
screen required. Apply in
person. No phone calls
!lease. 321B Reid Ave. Port
't. Joe, FL. tfclO/2
Vorship Leader/Choir
directorr part time employ-
nent For more intl' call First
pirted Methodist Church of
IIexico Beach. 648-8820.
tfc9/4
graphic Designer with profl-
iency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Ise Mac Systems with
Wuark, photoshop, freehand,
custrator. a4d pagemaker.
knowledge in systems opera-
un. digital dAcl2 Xerox and
A.FA RIP a plus. Contact
Vilie .* The Star Publishing
Company. PO Box 308, Port
S. Joe. FL 32457. Email
VillieRsOtarFL.comn tfcl0/2
Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
A.ipllcants must have valid
F, drivers license. Apply at
CW. Roberts Contracting,
Ire.. PO Box 188, Hosford,
F: 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc6/5
ATTENTION DRIVER
TAINEES Werner has
inirediate openings for
ertn-le\el drivers. No experi-
erie needed." Earn $700-
$90 weekly plus benefits.
Nc CDL? No problems Short
tern training now available!
Cdi today 1-877-214-3624.
S5tc10/2






Exterior steel doors (2) 136"
doc w/side lights, $100. 72"
fre'ch door unit, $100. 229-
812.. ltp10/30
Gel 400 free channels, HD
TY' lanv football games with,
thj $350 Satellite Dish. now'
$5(0 Save $8010 earlyy on
proranmmnri Like new $400
Satlhte Receiver, $75. Will
denrnstrate. Save 8.350 -
Sea's Craftsman
HouSebuilder 10" table saw
$13j, New 50' rolls 4' chain
link fence $25 each. 229-
774) Evenings. ltp10/30
70/4 2001(n) Homestead
$26000 3BR, 2 full baths,
washer, dryer, dishwasher,
icerrker,' Ref., stove, fully
carpeted, call for appoint.
850-227-7932. 3tpl0/23


PINE RIDGE APTS.,


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

Voice/TTY Access
711-850-227-7451 s







PLUS SMALLENGI
REPAIRS


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St. Joe
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706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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On Site Rentals 6 Days A
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ASK ABOUT FREE
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Port St. Joe,
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S850-227-9414
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Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach


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Apalachicola
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Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.cp 2


Robert E. Kin DDS
NOW ACCEPTING NEWVATIENTS
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Credit Cards Accepted

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227-1812


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* Local Internet Service
* Computer Repairs & Upgrades
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* Models on Display
e Excellent Prices
* Lessons for Beginners
* Web Site Design & Hosting
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


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or Nev Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulum, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165


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


9


Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachlcola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


MINI STORAGE
Ofc: S2 Reid Ave. Street Prt St. Joe, FL
229-6200 Office
814-7400 Cell Phone
785-9777 After Hours


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2003 PAGE 11B

MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


WANTED: Exercise bike and
mens golf clubs. Please call
647-3432. ItplO/30

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. 3tcl0/16






Himalayan kittens $250 and
Himalayan male and female'
cat for sale. 639-1674 or
639-5121. 2tp10/30







3BR/1BA with living room,
dining room, kitchen, car-
port, utility room, and back
porch on 2 large lots.,
$160,000. 229-6743.
2tp10/30,

Howards Creelk2.505 AC
with 1999, 18x43, homes of
Merit modular Home. 3 bed,
2 bath, full concrete slab,
excellent cond. $90,000.
(850)827-4264. 2tp10/30

3BR/2BA 1350 sq. ft. new
central heat/air, for
$140,000 w/adjoining lot
$170,000. 229-2444
4tp10/23

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

Large gulf front on Cape San
Bias. 3BR/2BA fireplace,
recently remodeled, insulat-
ed windows, lot size 38' x
384'. Great rental/vacation
home opportiuni. #1 Beach
Yearly 1 3Tntum, I pAizp
-'aulted ceding' tg.Altt.
$419,900 229-224-8.
4tc10/9

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


House 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: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5







For Sale Layton 34' 5th
Wheel. Great condition. Can
see at Lot 17, El Governor RV
Park. 648-4098. 3tp10/30

23' Gradywhite, twin yamaha
150s bimini top, aluminum
trailer, has a walk around
cuddy cabin. $14,500 obo.
229-2444. 2tp10/23

1997 25' Holiday Rambler
Alum-lyte T/T. Like new
fiberglass and aluminum
construction. Includes stabi-
lizer hitch. $10,900 obo.
648-8201 tfcl/016







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

I would like to clean your
house. I even do windows &
baseboards! Call 647-6320.
Leave name and number.
3tp10/30

Need To Get Away? What
about your four legged kids?
Pet owner/lover, (with 5 yrs
pet care exp.) will make
house visits. Exc. long term
refs. Call Diana 227-3411,.
ltpl0/30

No Time? Mature, reliable
woman will clean house and
do yard work. Refs. Avail.
Call Diana 227-3411.
ltp10/30





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
The administration of the estate of
JUDSON NATHANIEL CARNLEY.


deceased, whose date of death was
August 28, 2003, is pending in the
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 SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2). YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S 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
BID #0304-04
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners is calling for submit-
tals for the PRE-QUALIFYING OF GEN-
ERAL CONTRACTORS for the bidding
phase of the Rehabilitation/Restor-
ation of the Cape San Bias Lighthouse
Keepers Quarters and Oil Storage
Building, and calling for bids from
those pre-qualified contractors for the
referenced project.
Pre-qualification packets are available
from the office of the Architect:
Manausa, Lewis & Dodson Architects,
Inc., located at 211 John Knox Road,
Suite 105, Tallahassee, Florida,32303,
telephone (850) 385-9200. Interested
parties may pick up the packets
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m., E.T., Monday through
Thursday. 'Plans and specifications
may be reviewed at the Architect's
Office. Construction documents will be
issued, upon receipt of a deposit, fol-
lowing pre-qualification of interested
bidders.
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) 229-9110.
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 ofthe' 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 County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) --New Dump Truck
We are seeking persons who may be
interested in accepting a 1991 Mack
dump truck as a trade-in (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 atl000
Cecil G. Costln, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113 / Fax (850) 229-6174.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer at (850) 227-
1401.
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 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
REQUEST TO RECEIVE BIDS
Port St. Joe High School will receive
bids 12:00 NOON, E.D.T., on
November 4, 2003, for an electronic
school sign. Interested parties should
contact Mr. Tim Wilder. Principal, Port
St. Joe High School, 100 Shark Drive,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or telephone
S(850) 229-8251 to obtain bid informa-
tion and instructions,
publish: October 30, 2093 ,.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED PROPOSALS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHEKA
The City of Wewahitchka will accept
proposals for the following:
800' Class 160 6" Bell & 0 Ring PVC
Pipe
220' Class 160 4" Bell & 0 Ring PVC
Pipe
2 CI MJ Water Valves-6"
2 36" Valve'Box & Lids
1 CI 6" MJ Tee


1 6" Fire Hydrant-36" Bury
2 6" X 4" Reducer
1 4" Sleeve
1 4" Retainer glands with gaskets-
Megalugs PVC
1 4" MJ Accessory Kit
5 6" Retainer Glands with gaskets-
Megalugs PVC
10 6" MJ Glands PVC
1 4" MJ Tee
2 4" X 2" Threaded Plugs
Proposals must be sealed and clearly
marked "WATER LINE.MATERIALS".
All proposals must be received by the
City Clerk prior to 4:00 PM, CT,
Monday November 10, 2003. Proposals
will be opened during the regular com-
mission meeting on Monday, November
10, 2003 at 6:30 PM, CT at City Hall
located at 109 S.. Second Street,
Wewahitchka, FL.
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the
right to reject and/or award the bid to
the lowest and best bid in the opinion
of the City of Wewahitchka
Commission.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
publish Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED PROPOSALS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahttchka will accept
proposals for the following materials:
6 8 X 8 X 20 Pressure Treated
4 8 X 8 X 16 Pressure Treated
3 8 X 8 X 12 Pressure Treated
2 8 X 8 X 10 Pressure Treated
4 2 X 12 X 12 Pressure Treated
10 2 X 8 X 12 Pressure Treated
24 2 X 2 X 8 Pressure Treated
5 2 X 4 X 8 Pressure Treated
36 2 X 6X 12 Pressure Treated
64 2 X 6 X 10 Pressure Treated
6 2 X 8 X 10 Pressure Treated
11 2 X 4 X 10 Pressure Treated
3 6 X 6 X 12 Pressure Treated
100 2 X 2 X 42 Pressure Treated
Pickets-bevel both ends
75 1/2 X 10 Galv. Bolts w/flat washers
& nuts
2 50 lb. Box 3" Star Head Screws
1 50 lb. Box 16cc Galv. Nails
2 25 Ib. Boxes 3" Star Head Screws
Proposals must be sealed and clearly
marked "DOCK MATERIALS". All pro-
posals must be received by the City
Clerk prior to 4:00 PM, CT, Monday
November 10, 2003. Proposals will be
opened during the regular commission
meeting on Monday, November 10,
2003 at 6:30 PM. CT at City Hall locat-
ed at 109 'S. Second Street,
Wewahitchka, FL.
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the
right to reject and/or award the bid to
the lowest and best bid in the opinion
of the City of Wewahitchka
Commission.
Jerri Linton
City Clerk
publish Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2003,
FOR SALE:
SEALED BIDS ONLY-1985 Ford 900
Snorkel Truck Specs: 1,000 GPM, Gas
Engine, 55 Foot, Articulating Platform,
30, 395 miles.
Bids will be received by the Mexico
Beach Department of Public Safety
until 4:30 PM (CST) Thursday,
November 13, 2003; to be opened at
4:00 PM (CST) on Monday, November
17, 2003. Minimum bid Is $1,000.00
This sale is "as is only". You may view
this vehicle any day from 8:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m. (CST) at the City Yard locat-
ed on end of 22nd Street, Mexico
Beach, Florida. You may drop off your
bid, or mall it to MBDPS, PO Box
13425 Mexico Beach, FL 32410. Please
note SEALED BID and your company,
or personal name on outside of enve-
lope.
This sale is subject to any and all liens.
publish: Oct. 30.and Nov. 6, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

AUGUST 26 CONTINUED :"'"
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT
/ SEA HAVEN ESTATES
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Charles
Costin and Margaret Shoaf
(Parcel ID #03814_010R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for. public comment.


Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the final plat of Sea
Haven Estates subdivision, con-
tingent upon receiving the final
stormwater permit from D.E.P.,
and the final septic permit.
Commissioner Peters: seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-v
mously.
PUBLIC HEARING FINAL PLAT
/ SUNSET POINT
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Sunset
Point Development LLC (Parcel ID
#06345_500RY) 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 final plat
of Sunset Point subdivision.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and. It passed
unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING FINALPLAT
/ PARK POINT AT SECLUDED
DUNES
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
final plat approval for Park Point
at Secluded Dunes LLC (Parcel ID
#06345_600R), County Attorhey
McFarland read the public hear-
ing notice and called for public
comment. Ann Harvey appeared
before the Board to discuss the
subdivision in relation to the
State Park. After further discus-
sion, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve final plat of
Park Point at Secluded Dunes
subdivision,, contingent upon all
of the State Park issues being
resolved. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING SETBACK
VARIANCE / ALLEN
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a variance requestlfor Leslie Alien
(Parcel ID #03143_000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a variance to
allow encroachment into the road
setback (not to exceed 6 feet).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
PUBLIC HEARING SETBACK
VARIANCE / CROWDER'
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a variance request for Ken
Crowder (Parcel ID
#03147_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 a
variance to allow encroachment
into the road setback (riot to
exceed 6 feet)., Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
PUBLIC HEARING SETBACK
VARIANCE / SUNSET HARBOR
OF MEXICO BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a variance request- for Sunset
HtlhfaWJitf\Mexco Beach .(Parcel
ID 1 #03146-080_R' 'Coutrlty
Attorney McFariarnd read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a variance to
allow encroachment into the road
setback (not to exceed 6 feet).
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unabi-
mouslv.


PUBLIC HEARING SETBACK
VARIANCE / SUNSET HARBOR
OF MEXICO BEACH
Pursuant to advertisement to
hold a public hearing to consider
a variance request for Sunset
Harbor of Mexico Beach (Parcel
ID #3146_000R), County
Attorney McFarland read the
public hearing notice and called
for public comment. There being
no public comment,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to approve a variance to
allow encroachment into the road
setback (not to exceed 6 feet).
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
GRANT AMENDMENT / BOAT-
ING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
approve an amendment to the
Florida Boating Improvement
Program grant agreement.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
BEACH RESTORATION
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed a letter from Malloy Home
regarding a beach restoration
project at the Stumphole area (at
no cost to the County). Chairman
Barnes reported that the County
would apply for the permits (cost
for permits would be paid by
Florida Beach Builders, Inc.).
County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed creating an agreement for
this project. Upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board approved
this request, contingent upon
execution of an agreement.
MECHANIC POSITION ROAD
DEPARTMENT / UNION
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to allow Emergency
Management .Director Wells to
negotiate with the Union to
increase the rate of pay for, a
full_time- mechanic position.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion and, after discussion,
it passed unanimously.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed the public service
announcement regarding chari-
ties being present on August 27,
2003 at 2:00 p.m., E.D.T. in the
Board room to assist past and
present employees of Gulf Pines
Hospital.
DONATION _UNITED WAY
Commissioner Peters motioned to
donate $5,000.00 ($1,000.00
from each district's Special
Projects) to the United Way to
help the employees (past and pre
sent) from Gulf Pines Hospital.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion for discussion and,
after discussion, the. motion
passed unanimously.
GULF PINES HOSPITAL / LET-
TER OF SUPPORT
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler regarding
the content of the letter of sup-'
pdrf that the Board agreed to sign
for Gulf Pines Hospital.
Conimissioner TTraylor motioned
not to sign the drafted letter of
support. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion
for discussion and, after discus-
sion, the motion passed unani-
mously. Commissioner Traylor
then motioned not to submit any.
letter of support for Hubert
Steely, owner of Gulf Pines
Hospital. Commissioner


McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Fox and Peters
voting no.
GRANT EXTENSION LIGHT-
HOUSE KEEPER'S QUARTERS
Upon recommendation by
Emergency Management Director
Wells, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to approve the grant
extension for the Lighthouse
Keeper's Quarters Design Grant
(to 9/30'03). Commissioner
Peters seconded the modtin.'ind
it passed unanmouily
E.O.C. BUILDING
Upon inquiry by Commissioner
Fox, Emergency Management
Director Wells reported that the
contractors have the new E.O.C.
Building. closed in and they are
making steady progress toward
completion.
INVENTORY
Upon discussion by Solid Waste
Director Danford, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to remove'a
1997 Ford., pickup truck
(#70_210) from Wetappo Landfill
inventory and declare it as sur-
plus for sale. Commissioner
Tr.avlor secoinde. Lthe mont:r. and
IIt passed unalrnrim,usly.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved' the following
Special Project Payments:
Dist. I Wewa Middle School Band
$250.00
Dist. II African American
Collegiate Scholarship Fund
$500.00
Dist. V Senior Citizens $500.00
(End)

BUDGET
Commissioner Peters discussed
the special meeting today regard-
ing the 2003_04 proposed bud-
get, and also discussed reducing
the budget by $314,000.00.
Commissioner Peters discussed
reducing Public Works' budget by
$150,000.00, and Commissioner
Traylor inquired about the reduc-
tions. : .
The meeting did then recess at
7.14 p.m.. ED T
The meeong reconvened It 7:22
p m.. E D.T.
BUDGET
After discussion Commissioner
Peters, motioned to reduce the
2003_04 budget by cutting the
following budgets: Public Works _
$150,000.00, County Road &
Bridge $100,000.00, Cash
Carry Forward $25,000.00,
Special Project Payments
$15,000.00, G.I.S. Mapping_
$10,000.00, E.D.C. $7,000.00,
and the Chamber of Commerce
$10,000.00 (totaling
$317,000.00). Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion and, after
discussion by members of the
Board and department heads,
Commissioner Peters amended
the motion to reduce Public
Works by.$100,000.00, County
Road & Bridge by $75,000.00
along with the previous list (total-
ing $242,000.00). Commissioner
Fox amended his iecorrd and the
motrn pasieia 3 ict '.- with
Cbminfssioners McLempbt; and'
Traylor voting no. Commissioner-
Traylor requested that each of
these departments submit which
line items they will cut in their
budget.
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


cerns regarding trash on the
beach at Indian Pass. Chairman
Barnes reported that the truck
used to pick up the trash on the
beach has no floorboard and
inmates can not use it. He also
reported that two employees have
been out sick, and that is why the
trash has not been picked up in
over a week.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 7:45 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES
CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 3, 2003
BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special budget session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox, and
Commissioners Carmen L.
McLemore, Billy E. Traylor and
Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Administrator
Staff Assistant Denise Manuel,
Building Official Michael L.
Hammond, Building Inspector
Brad Bailey, G.I.S. Director
Penny Ford, Gulf County E.M.S.
Director Shane McGuffln,
Planner David Richardson, Public
Works Director Gerald Shearer,
Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
T.D.C. Director Paula Pickett,
Union Steward Doug Kelly,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo


Williams, Sheriffs Office Major
Joe Nugent, and Deputy Sheriff
Stacy Strickland.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:07 p.m.,
E.D.T.
2003-04 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Chairman Barnes stated that this
is the first public hearing regard-
ing the proposed budget for fiscal
year 2003-04, and Clerk
Birmingham gave the following
report:
1) The tentative County-wide
village rate is currently set at
6.5286 (6.9449 aggregate), and
each Dependent Fire District
millage rate is at .5000, which is
an 18.06% increase over the
2002-03 Aggregate Rolled-Back
rate of 5.8825.
2) The reasons for the proposed
increase in the budget include:
less cash to be brought forward
than last year, overall increases
in departmental budgets,
increase in insurance costs,
increase in mandated retirement
rates, increase in long-term
debt/liability cost, increase in
Health Department budget,
increase in County Development
budget, and increased library
request.
3) There is approximately
$1,300,000.00 in unbudgeted
cash.
2003-04 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Commissioner Peters discussed
proposed budget reductions from
the August 26, 2003 regular
meeting, and motioned to
approve the following reductions..
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor voting no.
Public Works (#42834-64000)
$100,000.00
Cash Carry Forward (#99984-
96000) 25,000.00
Special Projects (#21072-
4600/6300/8100) 15,000.00
G.I.S. System (#27615-34000)
10,000.00
E.D.C. (#27152-49000) 7,000.00


Chamber of Commerce (#27152-
31000) 10,000.00
County Road & Bridge (#41041-
64000/70000/12000) 75,000.00
Total $242,000.00
Charlie Weston, of the Budget
Review Committee, presented
and discussed recommendations
for reductions in the proposed
budget. After discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
make the following additional
reductions. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion and, after discussion,
it passed unanimously.
Sheriff Law Enforcement
(#F3121-00000) $ 10,000.00
Clerk of Court
(#72024/74044/760640)
30,000.00
Cash Carry Forward (#99984-
96600) 20,000.00
Total $ 60,000.00
After further discussion,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
reduce Public Works in an addi-
tional amount of $50,000.00
(#42834-64000). Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion, and it
passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor voting no.
After discussion by Road
Department Superintendent
Knee, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to reduce Public Works
new equipment by an additional
$74,000.00, and reduce County
Road & Bridge by only the
$20,000.00 debt service line
item. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it failed
3 to 2, with Chairman Barnes
and Commissioners Fox and
Peters voting no.
The meeting did then recess at
5:44 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 5:53
p.m., E.D.T.
2003-2004 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Clerk Birmingham reported that,
based upon the changes made in
this meeting, the tentative
County-wide millage rate is
6.2487 (6.6650 aggregate), which


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is a 13.3% increase over the
2002-03 aggregate rolled-back
rate.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
McLemore, and unanimous vote,
the Board increased the County
Road & Bridge new equipment
budget by $20,000.00.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Upon discussion by Chamber of
Commerce Director Sandra
Chafin regarding the activities of
the Chamber, Commissioner
Traylor motioned to reduce each
District's special projects by
$1,000.00 and increase the
Chamber of Commerce budget by
$5,000.00. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion,
and it passed 3 to 2, with
Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner Peters voting no.
The meeting did then recess at
6:05 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at 6:15
p.m., E.D.T.
2003-2004 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Clerk Birmingham reported that,
based upon the changes made in
this meeting, the tentative
County-wide millage rate is
6.2646 (6.6809 aggregate), which
is a 13.57% increase over the
2002-03 aggregate rolled-back
rate.
PUBLIC COMMENT
Mike Grabarek appeared before
the Board to inquire about the
County having a 13% increase
when the Inflation rate is 2%.
Commissioner Peters and Allan
McNair (of the Budget Review
Committee) discussed mandatory
increases in salaries, insurance,
etc. which attribute to the
increase.
2003-2004 TENTATIVE COUN-
TY-WIDE MILEAGE RATE
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved 6.2646 as the
tentative County-wide village
rate.
2003-2004 TENTATIVE COUN-
TY-WIDE BUDGET,
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the tentative
County-wide budget as amended.


2003-2004 TENTATIVE FIRE
CONTROL DISTRICT MILEAGE
RATES
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved a .5000 millage
rate for each of the Special Fire
Control Districts (St. Joe, Tupelo,
Overstreet & Howard Creek).
2003-2004 TENTATIVE FIRE
CONTROL DISTRICT BUDGETS
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the tentative
Special Fire Control District bud-
gets as presented.
FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC HEAR-
ING
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commissioner
Peters, and unanimous vote, the
Board scheduled the second and
final budget public hearing for
Monday, September 15, 2003 at
5:01 p.m., E.D.T.
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Fox, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did then
adjourn at 6:20 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES,CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK

PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 9, 2003
REGULAR MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
regular session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
Traylor, and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leaima Roberts,
Chief Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants'
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Inspectoi Brad
Bailey, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Emergency
Management/911 Coordinator
Marshall Nelson, Gulf County
E.M.S. Director Shane McGuffln,


Planner David Richardson,
Assistant Road Department
Superintendent Louie Flowers,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Major Nugent called the meeting
to order at 6:02 p.m., E.D.T.
Planner Richardson opened the
meeting with prayer, and
Chairman Barnes led the Pledge
of Allegiance to the Flag.
CONSENT AGENDA
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board approve the Consent
Agenda, after removal of Item #2
(pages 20-21) and the Office
Depot invoice (page 50), as fol-
lows:
1. Minutes -August 18, 2003 -
Special Meeting
- August 26, 2003 Special
Meeting
- August 26, 2003 Regular
Meeting
**DELETE** 2. Abandonment -
North End, of Beanfield Road
(F.F.&W.C.C.)
3. Advertisements Port St. Joe
School Yearbook
4. Bid Advertisement Enhanced
911 Telephone System
Bid Award Champion Chevrolet
- 1 Van and 2 Trucks (#0203-28 *
$20,919.00
/ #0203-29 $13,947.00 /
#0203-30 $16,587.00 Carry
Funds
Forward to 2003-04)
5. Grant State Aid to Libraries
Application (2003-04)
6. Inventory Clerk (Junk #10-
270)
- Planning/Building Department
(Junk #260-47 & #260-12)
- Work Crew (Junk Sarlo Mower,
#75-52, #75-54 & #75-55)
7. Invoice Bay. Design
Associates New E.O.C. (Bid
#0001-35 #1746-5 $4,624.00
* to be paid from Account
#21725-31000)
- Bay Medical Center H.C.R.A..
(#03125-00329 $78.10 to be
paid from
Account #51462-31500)
- Big River Construction -
Highland View Boat Ramp, Phase


II (Bid # 0203-
21 #1 $34,261.92 to be paid
from Account #25372-63000)
- County Attorney Timothy
McFarland (August, 2003
$3,847.50 to be paid
from Account #21314-31100)
- Fisher Construction New
E.O.C. (Bid #0102-39 #9 *
$45,869.99 to be
paid from Account #21725-
62001)
- Florida Sheriffs' Self-Insurance
Fund Additional Covered
Member
(#FSM-040233 $3,801.00 to
be paid from Account #21111-
45000)
**DELETE** Office Depot -
Office Furniture (#213068291-
001 $1,179.68 to be
paid from Account #26119-
64000)
-Old National Bank of
Jasper/KME Additional Fire
Truck Payment for
South Gulf County Fire
Department for 2002-03
($10,000.00)
- Panama Court Reporting (#994
08-28-03 $220.85 / #995*
08-28-03 *
$126.00 / #996 08-26-03 *
$234.56 to be paid from various
Court
Reporter line items)
8. Job Sub-Contract Labor for
911 Maps (Jessica Ford
$8.00/hour)
9. Refund Land Use Change &
Subdivision Application Fees
(Frances Meginniss
Booth Trust
$500.00/$1,250.00)
10. Resolution Amending the
Capital Improvement Schedule of
the Gulf County
Comprehensive Plan to include
development of the Highland
View
Recreational Complex), as fol-
lows::
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-30
WHEREAS, the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
desires to develop the Highland
View Recreational Complex; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best inter-
est of the residents of Highland
View for the Board of County
Commissioners to initiate devel-


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opment of the Highland View
Recreational Complex; then
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED by the Gulf County
Board of County Commissioners
that theI exiting Capital
Improvement Schedule of the
Gulf County Comprehensive Plan
be amended to include the devel-
opment of the Highland View
Recreational Complex.
Adopted this 9th day of
September, 2003.
11. Road Acceptance Max
Fleming Road (Howard Creek)
12. S.H.I.P. Annual Report
Certification Form (01-02 & 02-
03)
- Purchase Assistance Iris
Gathers ($11,615.00)
- Purchase Assistance Melanie ,
Quinn ($11,615.00)
- Subordination Agreement -
Harold Mathes/T.F.C.U.
13. Special Projects Payments, as
follows:
Dist. 1 Piggly Wiggly Donation
to United Way $ 193.53
Rich's IGA Fruit for Senior
Citizens $67.64
Dist. 2 Rich's IGA Work Crew
Cookout $ 257.72
Dist. 4 Gulf County Association
for Retarded Citizens Donation
$1,000.00
Norris D. Langston Scholarship
Fund Donation $ 500.00
Paul Gant's B-B-Q Work Crew
Meal $ 200.00
(End)
14. Travel Canvassing Board
Workshop (12-04-03 Orlando)
"TTERANS' NURSING HOME -
BA. COLiNT i
Veterans' Nursing Home
Adminlrtraior W'ally Warren
appeared before the Board to dis-
cuss the road paving project lead-
trig to the Staff Sergeant Clifford
C.: Sims Nursing Home. He
reported that the nursing home
will begin admitting patients
October 14-20, 2003. Mr. Warren
thanked the Board for their sup-
port, and presented them with a
dedication brick. He stated that
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
has the phone number to the
nursing home, if anyone has
questions about the facility.
TO BE CONTINUED


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