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School Board Looks
at WHS Field House .. Pg. 4A

St. Joe High School
Is Home to Soccer ... Pg. 14A

Godwin Named to
Port Authority ....... P 6A

Bense Preparing for
House Speakership .. Pg. 5A

Capturing the
Music of Nature ..... Pg. 8A


Law Enforcement News Pg. 1OA
Sports.......... Pgs. 12-13A
Society............ Pg. 1-28
Church News......... Pg.6B
Classified, Legals Pgs. 12-148



Veterans


Day Plans


for the Area
by Tim Croft
With reverence and pride folks
around the county will participate
in Veterans Day ceremonies at both
end of the county next Tuesday,
Nov. 11.
From, the Port St. Joe High
School gym to the Wewahitchka


High School football field; cere-
monies, marked-by patriotic songs.
tributes to the military and guest
speakers. will honor those of uni-
form who have sacrificed, too often
with their lives, to preserve this
country's founding ideals.
The public is invited and
encouraged to attend any or all of
these ceremonies:
PORT ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL
The high school's annual cere-
mony begins at 9 a.m,. ET in the
Marion Craig Coliseum.
Mary Lou Cumbie, the Port St.
Joe High School Chorale
Department and Ann Comforter
will sing patriotic songs, three stu-
dents will recite the Gettysburg
Address, the SGA will make a pres-
entation and the colors will be pre-
sented by members of the NJROTC
program.
There will be a special recogni-
tion of all branches of the military
and the veterans in attendance and
the "Ringing of the Bell," a moving
tribute to those in uniform who
have been felled in the cauldron of
battle.
The guest speaker will be Lt.
Col. Tammy Rushing of the U.S.
Army. The sister of Brenda Wood
and Linda Wright of Port St. Joe
and daughter of Lucious and
Evelyn Rushing, formerly of Port St.
Joe, Rushing is currently assigned
to the 3rd Transportation Agency
Movement Control as the senior
active duty officer for the multi-
component U.S. Army reserve unit
based in Anniston, Ala.
Rushing has assembled an
impressive military resume since
first commissioned as a field
artillery officer in 1983.
She has served at a variety of
domestic outposts, as well as in
Germany and Korea.
Rushing, who has received
numerous awards and commenda-
tions, including the Bronze Star,
Meritorious Service Medal (with
three oak leaf clusters), the Army
Commendation Medal (two oak leaf
clusters) and, the Army
Achievement Medal, recently
returned from a nine-month
deployment in Southwest Asia in
support of Operation Enduring
Freedom and Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
There will e a reception imme-
diately following the ceremony for
veterans, guests and community
members.
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The John C. Gainous VFW Post
No. 10069 in Highland View will
hold its annual Veterans Day cere-
mony at 11 a.m. ET in front of the
(See Veterans on Page 9A)


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Boyd Files for Flood Relief



Bill Would Allow Federally-Backed Flood Insurance at Cape & Indian Pass


by Tim Croft
As with Sisyphus and his
stone, the effort to provide some
logistical and insurance relief to
homeowners on Cape San Bias
and Indian Pass is moving steadily
up the incline.
By Christmas it should be
clear if the rock will come tumbling
down the hill again this year or
find traction in the marbled halls
of Washington.
Congressman Allen Boyd, D-
North Florida, has filed a bill in the
108th Congress which would pro-
vide homeowners on the Cape and
Pass access to federally-backed
flood insurance.
The bill would impact some
400 current homeowners and the
owners of some 2,000 building lots
not yet developed.
"We are closer to getting some
relief on this issue than we've ever
been before," said Ron Morrow,
president of the Gulf County
Coastal Development Association,
Inc.
The bill language filed by Boyd
states that, if passed, "the limita-
tions on flood insurance coverage"
fotid in :the National Flood
Insurance Act of 1968 "shall not
apply to any area" within the
Coastal Barrier Resources System
(CBRA) boundaries in Gulf
County.
In simple terms, that would
mean that homeowners and prop-
erty owners on Cape San Blas and
Indian Pass, particularly those
drawn into high-risk areas when
the Federal Emergency
Management Agency re-drew flood"
maps several years ago, would be
eligible for federally-backed flood
insurance.
The bill would not lift the
CBRA designation, which had
been previously proposed .but
which Boyd had said would prove
problematic in getting a bill passed
due to the certain strong opposi-
tion from environmental groups.
"He is not lifting or doing away
with the CBRA, he is simply rein-


stating federal benefits to property
owners in those areas," Morrow
noted.
"By approaching it this way we
can make the argument of righting
the wrongs done to homeowners"
when FEMA redrew the maps.
The two primary hurdles are
now getting the bill out of commit-
tee it has been referred to the
House Committee on Resources
and the House Financial Services
Committee and the filing of a like
bill in the Senate.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida,
said during a recent town hall
meeting that he would work with
Boyd to provide relief to property
owners on the Cape.
A Senate companion bill must
be in the pipeline for the legislation
filed by Boyd to move forward.
The picture should become
clear by the time Congress takes
its Christmas break in December.
Boyd hopes to have the bill out
of committee, and a Senate com-
panion filed, in order for the full
House to consider and pass the bill
before lawmakers head home for
the holidays.
If the bill is still bogged down
in committee or if Nelson has not
filed a companion measure, the
issue is likely dead until after the
2004 elections, at the least.
Boyd's bill is the latest page in
a extended push to bring some
relief to property owners who have
been buffeted by a private insur-
ance market that has rendered
Flood insurance either unavailable
or strikingly almost prohibitively,
expensive.
When FEMA redrew the flood
maps several years ago; it folded
hundreds of properties into high-
risk areas, where federal flood
insurance is unavailable, tossing,
them to the mercies of the private,
market.
And early this year, the pri-
mary private carrier pulled out of
the market for new policies and,
later, announced it would not
renew existing policies.


Mexico Beach Splits


On Incumbents

Voters Approve Super Tuesday Concept


by Tim Croft
It was a mixed bag for incum-
bents Tuesday as Mexico Beach
voters took to the polls to select
City Council members for Groups 4
and 5.
A solid turnout for an odd-
numbered year, 50.56 percent of
the city's 894 registered voters,
resulted in Chuck Risinger being
returned to his Group 5 seat and
carried political newcomer
Rosemary Colbert into the Group 4
seat.
A total of 411 voters voted at
city's Civic Center. There were 41
absentee ballots.
A proposal to tweak the city's
charter to move election day from
November to April passed over-
whelmingly, with 81 percent of the


votes cast favoring the city joining
what Bay County Supervisor of
Elections Mark Andersen has
labeled a "Super Tuesday" for the
county's municipal elections.
That means the next Mexico
Beach municipal election will be in
April of 2005.
One result is that all council
members, both sitting and elected
on Tuesday, had roughly six
months added to their terms.
In Tuesday's Group 4 race,
Colbert out-polled incumbent Cecil
"Bud" Jones, seeking his fifth term,
attracting 58 percent, or 258, of the
votes cast in the race to Jones' 188,
or 42 percent,
That result, Risinger noted,
(See Mexico Beach on Page 4A)


Chuck Risinger


B-
Cong. Boyd talks to local officials, concerned residents, and local business people while taking a tour of the Cape
and Indian Pass in April of this year.



St. Joe Trying to Create A Love


Connection to Restore A Species


. ,...... .. by Tim Cro .ft : ..
The bachelor Is a 6-inch bun-
dle of flapping energy, luxuriating
among the long-leaf pines of Gulf
County with: a song and shock of
red crowning his head.
The bachelorette hails from the
forests of South Carolina. a 40-
gram brunette beauty on the cusp
of adulthood.
With luck, in the coming weeks
the two will make a love connec-
tion.
On a sun-dappled late. after-
noon this past weekend, biologists
were attempting to nurture that
connection, and maybe preserve a
species, within the stretch of pines
that dominate 1,500 acres near the
Wetappo Creek.
Biologists with The St. Joe Co.,
in cooperation with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Geneco
Group, had captured two female
juvenile red-cockaded woodpeckers
in the Brosnan Forest in South
Carolina for introduction into the
Wetappo eco-system,
There, three adult male wood-
peckers live the bachelor life, with-
out a breeding female and therefore
lacking the ability to propagate the
species, considered endangered by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Red-cockaded woodpecker
populations have declined up to 99
percent the past several hundred
years.
The goal is for the females to
"pair-bond" with the males, forag-
ing and frolicking in the forest
together over the coming months,
culniinating in offspring sometime
next spring.
S"Hopefully, (the females) will
establish a relationship and stay
here," said Steve Shea, senior
wildlife biologist with The St. Joe
Co.
The linchpin for that hope is
simple, and a matter of life and
death for the woodpeckers.
Without a breeding female, the
population on the Wetappo tract
will ultimately die out, continuing
the decline of the red-cockaded
woodpecker throughout the
Southeast.
The woodpecker, native to the
Southeast, is the only bird that
lives and excavates in live trees,
the long-leaf pine, Shea noted.
"They depend on the long-leaf
pine eco-systems and that's why
the birds are considered endan-
gered, because all their habitat has
been cut," Shea noted.
Which is why, in large part,
The St. Joe Co., and Geneco


Wildlife biologist Carl Petrick prepares to place a RCW in a newly creat-
ed tree cavity. Star photo


Group, an oil concern out of Texas,
along with state and federal wildlife
agencies, entered into a memoran-
dum of understanding under
which the parties agreed to a
"cooperative stewardship strategies
for the conservation and manage-
ment of these sites and protected
species" for the 1,520 acre Wetappo
tract and the nearby 539 acres at
Laythrop Bayou in Bay County.
"We understand the impor-
tance and value of the birds on this
property," Shea said. And as
opposed to other conservation
areas which serve as mitigation for
St. Joe development, "We are show-
ing we are good stewards not
because we have to be but because
we want to be."
The female woodpeckers, born
earlier this spring, were captured
early Sunday morning in South
Carolina, using a screen-type trap
device to secure the bird for place-
ment in a travel box.


A female juvenile is fairly easy
to find, said Jim Moyers, also a
wildlife biologist with St. Joe,
because they live, relatively speak-
ing, in the crummiest digs among a
woodpecker cluster, defined as a
minimum of four active tree cavi-
ties.
In the woodpecker family tree,
female juveniles are at the lowest
branch, generally cast off once they
become mature enough to disperse
from the nuclear family.
"It's her job to find a cluster, a
place where a breeding female is
needed," said Carl Petrick, a
wildlife biologist assisting with the
translocation of the birds.
The Wetappo tract, where three
active clusters are comprised only
of adult males, offer the perfect
landing spot.
The biologists are using two
recently-developed tools to nurture
(See Woodpeckers on Page 7A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMM/\ENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY. EDITOR


Hnk44 e4r Do V4 Wi4 e4h by Kesley Colbert


My Veteran!


Need To Stay


on Target

Gulf County commissioners have an outstanding game plan to
tackle capital equipment debt and to pay cash for those expenses
in the future by establishing a capital equipment fund. The only
problem with this plan is that the board has to follow the agreed
upon steps over the next few years to make this happen to end up
with the desired results.
As with any game plan the board has, it can be changed any
time at least three of the commissioners desire. That's exactly
what the board did last Tuesday during its regular meeting.
Commissioners voted 3-2 to use a portion of money that was
earmarked to pay next year's debt consolidation payment to pur-
chase capital equipment.
This kind of reminds me of the story of the person who got
himself in deep credit cards debt. When one card would max-out
he would use another one, then another, then another, until they
were all maxed-out. Seeing all of those payments and interest
rates mounting, he wanted to get a handle on the debt by consol-
idating all of the notes into one. So, he went to the bank and bor-
rowed enough money to pay off those debts.
Just as soon as he found that there was money left after the
bills were paid again. ..... You guessed it. He spent the left over
money on something else, thus ruining his efforts.
We've (the county) borrowed $2 million dollars to pay off $1.6
million in debt and to have $400.000 left to pay for other miscel-
laneous capital expenses. The goal of alleviating debt and coming
up with a better game plan for making capital equipment pur-
chases was the stated reason for making this move. Twenty eight
days into the new budget year seems a little early to veer from this
process.
The Budget Review Committee spent hundreds of hours work-
ing with the county to help in this year's budget process.-They
worked hand in hand with county staff and commissioners to
make budget recommendations to the board. Maybe this process
created some tensions, but we should at least give the budget and
capital equipment plan a chance to work.



Lots Of Fun

For many years the Constitution City Business Association has
been sponsoring halloween activities for the community. This
year's festivities were once again a lot of fun and "sweet" success.
Merchants and business people from all across the area joined
together in purchasing and handing out candy, sponsoring various
activities, and whatever else needed to be done to ensure that all
of the children had a good time.
These are the same people who sponsor your ball teams, sup-
port school activities, participate in jail for bail, and are called on
just about every time there is a need within our communities. This
group is ready each time they are called on to help. Throughout
the course of the year, the CCBA will sponsor several events that
people will enjoy and participate in without even giving a second
thought to how it came about. .
The next time you're thinking about who you want to purchase
goods or services from, think about these folks who have proven
time and time again how much your friendship and business
means to them.


My Father died in November of
1979. Hardly a day goes by that I
don't think of him. Hardly a day
goes by that I don't miss him.
Hardly a day goes by that I could-
n't use some advice from him....
He was pretty much rock
steady. He'd study on whatever
was swishing around at the
moment and decide what was best
and that was the direction he
went. He didn't waiver. He didn't
backup. Hedidn't apologize. Oh,
he.certainly felt you were entitled
to your views....jtist don't get In the
way with'em if they didn't coincide
with hisl
And, believe me, he would let
you know it if you "didn't under-
stand"!
The world was amazingly
straight forward for Dad. You did
right. And that was good. You did
wrong. That was bad. This blend-
ing of good and evil, "it might be
alright in some circumstances",


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


"well, everyone else is doing it". "if
it feels good it must be o. k."
lifestyle would be repugnant to
him.
Face value, above the table.
look-you-in-the-eye, firm hand-
shake. r-e-s-p-e-c-t and the golden
rule were things he didn't study, or
hone up on, .or spend hours pon-
dering the philosophical-and prac-
tical nature of each- he simply
lived them every single day he was
on this earth!
The older I get the more I won-
der about his life. I wish I had
asked more questions. I wish I
would have set on the tailgate of
that old pick-up and asked him
about Uncle John. Or what he
thought of Eisenhower. Or how
come some get rich....and some,
pull peanuts. Or why couldn't the
Cardinals ever beat the Dodgers in
Ebbets Field. Or why did Mary
Hadley Hayden like Ben Sorbeen
when she ought to like me.....
But the real questions I wish I
could ask Dad today would center
around World War II.
December of 1941 found him
driving a truck for the Domestic
Egg Company in McKenzie, Ten-
nessee. By the next December he


The "Christmas for Kids and Adults" program
t "< took on a whole new dimension of service last year
4 % when it was expanded to include elderly men and
women.
The Gulf County Senior Citizens, Arvida,
SKnights of Columbus and The Star Publishing Coii-
\\ pany are joining together to sponsor this year's com-
Smunity-wide program. This is the fourth year of the
Christmas program and is projected to serve more
children and adults than any year in the past.
Last year's program was an overwhelming success
thanks to the outstanding generos-
N\ ot o contnbutor-s rom throiugh-
out- the- community and bgond.-
Over 700 ) ids and adults 'tere
served and $15,000 in donations,\
toys, and in-kind contributions
were gathered last Christmas sea-
son. This \ears goal has been set at
$20,000 with plans to serve
approximately 1,000 people.
Donanons many be mailed to
Sthe Gulf County Senior Citizens,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl
32456. Donations may also be
SL. dropped off at The Star at 209 Reid
SAvenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
S'. All donations are tax
deducuble and should be received
r .... prior to December 1Sth in order to
complete the program. New toys
will also be accepted at the drop otf t
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this,
each year I live;
SI always like the gifts Iget; But how I love the I
gifts Igive!" --Carolyn Wells.


was a brand new father and.
instead of bouncing little Leon on
his knee. he was brushing up on
his amphibious landing skills
alonj the shores of far away Lake
lichigan.
By December of 194.3 he was
sloshig through the rain, the
mud, the mosquitoes and the
Japanese in New Guinea. How I
would love to review that year with
him! I know they shipped him on a
train from Illinois to San Francis-
co. And on October 27, he boarded
the USS Monticello and sailed
under the Golden Gate Bridge
headed for the South Pacific.
He was a farmer and a truck
driver who had never ventured far
outside of the Mt. Zion community
down in the 4th Soil District of
Lawrence County in Middle Ten-
nessee. His formal schooling
stopped with the third grade. That,
of course, didn't make him dumb.
But I have often wondered if it did-
n't make him a little self conscious
as he was thrust so violently into a
world of strange folks and places
amid swirling moods and events-
and all teeming with frightful
uncertainty! I cannot fathom what
must have been racing through his


rmnd as the open waters of the
might- Pacific Oc:ean stretched out
before him!
\\hat special kind of men our
nation calls I upo to do our fight-
ing for Ius!
He traveled b\ rail across Aus-
tralia..1 ha\e heard him comment
on that ride, "It was hot, flat, and
the bloody British would stop the
train every morning and after-
noon, gather up something to
build a fire with, and have hot tea."
Dad wasn't too high on what he
saw of Australia, hot tea or the
British.
His take on New Guinea v~s,
"the natives were friendly and it
rained every day." He said nothing
about his first moments under fire.
He never, mentioned the massive
counter attacks, the hand to hand
combat or the fanatical fight to the
death attitude of the Japanese.'
I wished I had asked him
about May 27, 1944. That was D-
Day on Biak Island. It's a place
you've never heard of. A small
island in the middle of a big ocean
that has had little consequence on
world affairs, before or after that
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.


As Always It Has Been An Adventure To Write .


I SAT NEAR KES in church
Sunday night and afterward,
joined in a little conversation with
him. He bragged that he already
had his column for this week ...
and I didn't!
Usually, he doesn't have his
and neither have I.
Kes usually waits until the
last minute while I usually write
mine on Monday morning. But, I
usually have an idea or inkling
about what I'm going to use for a
subject by Friday or Saturday ...
or Sunday or Monday!
It's very rare that I'll sit down
to the computer Monday, not hav-
ing a clue what I'm going to write
about.
This Monday is one of those
days.
My subject is very loose this
Monday. It might be a "gaggle" of
subjects before I get through writ-
ing this loosely structured col-
umn.

KES SAID HE HAD run out of


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written. by Wesley Ramsey


things to write about-and he was
bragging all the time about having
this week's column already writ-
ten-and he didn't know what he
was going to do about it.
If I know Kes-and I think I
do-he'll come up with something.
Kes is a story-teller, first class! He
can tell a tale off the top of his
head at the drop of a hat!
I'm not like that.
I have to have a couple of
pages worth of experience in order
to get a column of "story" out of it.
For instance, Kes put in to tell
me that he had cut back on his
daily running distance. He had cut
back to about four miles.


I told him that was better than
I did; I barely get 400 feet a day!
Kes then put in to tell me
about his brother, Leon, and his
running habits. It seems Leon
runs about 50 feet a day-from
and to the dinner table
That's my kind of exercise
The more I hear about Leon,
the more I think that being the
"crazy" member of the Colbert
family is merely a figment of Kes'
very active imagination.

I SORT OF "SHARE" a
cubby-hole back in the corner,
which we laughingly call "an
office" with grandson Eric. He


takes care of the sports news for
this newspaper, and spends the
rest orfhis time in the printing
department, turning out printed
material for customers.
At least, he does on Mondays
That means, the computer is
free for my doodlings on Monday
and it spends time accepting his
sports news some other day of the
week.
Eric has all sorts, of notes
sticking around the "office", he
has a dog bed for his dog to lie on
and a few toys lying around for the
great-grandchildren to play with
when they are here.
SIt's sort of a "multi-purpose"
office you see. I still don't have a
dedicated, sole use office after 51
years of association with this
newspaper. I guess I don't need
one.
I guess It's enough that I have
several "pages" in the computer
which are labeled "Mr. Wesley's
pages". At least I have those
"pages" labeled with my name


which nobody else can invade, or
take a turn calling it "their space".
It's mine, privately, and I
Share it with you

I WAS RIGHT IN THE middle
of writing this week's issue, when
SChuck Guilford came in and we
started talking and reminiscing
with one another.
I went to school, with Chuck's
older brother, the late Carl, and
his late wife, the former Billie Jean
Campbell-Guilford.
Chuck was a couple of grades
behind us but he tried to keep up
with us in the older group.
I did notice, however, that
Chuck is beginning to show signs
of aging, too. He continues to oper-.
ate his-party boat, "Charisma" and
I guess that is what keeps him
spry and chipper.
Chuck told me about the red
snapper rules which apply now
and that the season for recreation-
al fishing for them had ended Fri-
day night at midnight, just when


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i::the east winds began to blow,
making it too rough to fish any-.
how.
I have spent a few enjoyable
days fishing with Chuck on the
"Charisma" and it seems about
half the times we went out, we
sprang a leak in the cooling sys-
tem and had.to repair it.,
We always caught good fish
and plenty of them, however.
Chuck always seemed to know
where they slept the night before,
and put us right on top of them;

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A ericn anerSocie


PSJ Putting Bite In Dog Ordinance


Port St. Joe city commissioners
left their last meeting instructing
board attorney Russ Scholz to see
how they can put some teeth into
the city's dog ordinance.
Scholz reported to the board
during Tuesday's regular meeting
that he and police chief James
Hersey had met and reviewed state
statutes on how to deal with vicious
dogs, and there was plenty of room
for the board to harden its ordi-
nance without exceeding state
guidelines.
At the board's last meeting,
commissioners discussed several
attacks on local residents by the
same dogs. The thrust of that con-
versation dealt with responding
quickly and decisively in stopping
the attacking dogs before they have
an opportunity to bite again.
According to Scholz, state
statutes will allow the attacking
animal to be declared "dangerous"
after the first attack if the animal
inflicts serious injury.


Kesley-

faithful spring. My Dad got cut off
there, behind enemy lines for sev-
enteen days and nights. They
buried themselves in a hillside and
literally fought for their lives until
the Japanese withdrew. More of
the company were left lying in the
sand than walked out of that hole.
I learned years later that's where
he picked up those bronze stars,
arrowheads and the presidential
citation. As soon as David and I got
old enough to "play war" we took
those medals off his jacket and
promptly lost'em in the back yard.
Dad was never too enamored with
medals and things.
The only comment I remember
him ever making about Biak Island
was "the natives were friendly and
it rained every day." -
I've seen the overseas pictures
with his locked and loaded
Thompson submachine gun at the
ready. But in all the years I spent
with him I never saw him fire a gun
of any kind.
To the day he died I never one
time heard him say a thing about a
bullet coming at him.....or one that
he sent out. He never mentioned
the death of one of our guys or the
enemy. He never dwelled on the
three years out of his life. He didn't
blame the president or the compa-
ny, commander, or Douglas
r1"^"* 1""1
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Mayor Frank Pate asked Scholz
to draw up proposed changes to the
city's ordinance which will be work
shopped before being considered by
the board.
COMMITS $10,000 TO LIBRARY
Commissioners agreed to
donate $10,000, $5,000 per year
over the next two years, to the
Friends of the Library for the
expansion of the current facilities.
Neatie Witter, president of the
group, approached the board seek-
ing help to expand the current
building by 1875 square feet. The
addition will be used to house his-
torical artifacts, computer lab,
and/or other needs the library
staffs deems of best use.
The addition is expected to cost
approximately $150,000.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
*"Let the ghost rest," that's
what commissioner Benny Roberts
said after Commissioner John
Reeves requested the board rescind
permission of paranormal activity


from page 2

MacArthur.
I believe, in his very straight
forward way, he figured that was
where he was suppose to be so he
would make the best of it. I don't
know if he understood the grand
scheme. Or if he thought of the
critical role he, and the others,
were playing in the history of the
20th century. Or if he, or anyone at
the time, could comprehend the
sheer magnitude of what they
accomplished!
I don't mean to imply he was
naive. He just came home and got
busy working to feed his growing
family. He took great pride in the
service he had rendered. He just
didn't feel led to outwardly pro-
claim it. And a love for this coun-
try- Listen, I was privileged to see
him in later life....when an
Ameiican flag passed by! You've
never seen a man square his shoul-
ders and draw himself to attention
with such respect He understood
"things" of which I have no knowl-
edgel
Those guys are the real, deal!
If you can read this article
today, you thank a teacher. If you
are reading it in English, you thank
my Dad......and the thousands just
like him.
Respectfully,
Kes
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the proclamation to the board on behalf of the Gulf County Health
Department.


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Centennial Building. The board
supported Reeves' motion.
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new fire truck.
-Adopted an ordinance requir-
ing sidewalks and street, lights in
new subdivisions within the city.
-Heard a report from Clay
Kennedy, Preble Rish Engineering,
stating sewer rehabilitation cost is
estimated at $7.5 million. The city
will look into funding options to do
this work.
-Commissioner David Horton
told commissioners that reports
that the City Commission had
endorsed the recent appointment of
Michael Hammond as Gulf County
Sheriff were incorrect. He pointed
out that the issue had never come
before the board, and that he didn't
feel the commission should be
involved in politics.
-The board agreed to seek
street light surveys for several
areas of the city which currently do
not have lights.


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Monday, November 17th, at 5:00
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Page 4A The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003


School Board Looks at WHS Field House


by Tim Croft
district public school officials
should have a clear picture in the
next few weeks about the feasibility
and viability of constructing a new
field house at Wewahitchka High
School.
During a workshop on
Tuesday, the board got a feel for the
proposed project in a presentation
by the county's chief administrator
Don Butler.
Butler had reviewed tentative
architectural plans and the options
before the School Board, as mem-
bers attempt to get their arms
around the economics and logistics
of building a facility to replace the
current decaying field house.
As proposed, the new field
house would be 5,200 square feet
and accommodate locker rooms for
boys and girls, a weight room, stor-
age area, showers, lavatories and
rest rooms.
"It's a simple building," Butler
noted. "It's designed to the wind
code, built to higher specifications
than it would have been two or
three years ago.
"But it's a simple design."
Butler also carried with him an


offer from County Commission
chairman Billy Traylor to provide
the assistance of county inmate
work crews for the foundation
work.
The offer is contingent on work
getting started during the
Christmas holidays. Inmate work
crews can not be on campus while
students are present.
That labor savings could mean
as much as a 40 percent reduction
in overall costs of the project,
Butler said, depending on final
specifications.
However, with a total price tag
of $360,000 the low-end conser-
vative estimate, according to Butler
- the project remains problematic
for district officials, who had bud-
geted roughly $100,000 for the
project.
"We may not have the money to
do a building this size," said
Superintendent Jerry Kelley.
Kelley added that he believes
the plumbing, electrical and erec-
tion of cinder-block walls could all
be accomplished by district person-
nel.
"I believe we can do every bit of
this work without labor costs


Mexico Beach


was due to Colbert's willingness to
get out and work the election, to
convey to voters who she was and
her platform.
"I believe it was a strong state-
ment from the voters," Colbert
said, adding that the results came
as somiewhat of a shock that was
still just sinking in Wednesday
morning. "I feel gratified by the
support of the voters.
"I commend Mr. Jones. I think
we both ran positive campaigns. I
commend him for what he's done
for the city. I just think .voters
wanted the perspective of some-
body else."
Colbert said she hoped' the
election results would send a mes-
sage to the "powers that be" that
the citizens want to maintain what
they can of the pristine feel of
Mexico Beach as well as encour-
agement to be more involved in the
-operation of the city.
'That was the No. 1 message I
was trying to convey," Colbert said.
"I think we all want what is best for


the citizens and the city."
Over in Group 5, Rising
ily out-distanced Larry
who was running for elected
for the first time, taking
cent, or 304, of the votes ca
Turner attracted 147 v
33 percent of the total votes
the race.
Risinger entered voti
with quiet confidence, b
that his connection to the
and knowledge of their co
would carry the day.
He said the outcome,
lary Colbert's victory, refl
mandate from the voters, a:
dum on what they want th
to look like in five, 10 years
"Absolutely, no question:
it," Risinger said, "strongly
of homes and families an
places.
"(In that sense) I t
Rosemary's victory was fa
credible, than my own. I'v


involved," Kelley said
The big-ticket items, under the
proposed plans, would be the mate-
rials and the installation of a metal-
trussed roof.
There were also questions to be
addressed concerning permitting
as well as the cost of the footers
and foundation.
Butler was to work up some
figures on materials pertaining to
the foundation work and district
staff was to explore the logistics -
what would be required for permits
and any outside bidding on work -
and the issue was to come back to
the School Board in the coming
weeks.
A final decision will come at
that time.
In other business conducted
during the ensuing monthly meet-
ing of the School Board:
The board will conduct its
next organizational meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 9 a.m. ET in
the district offices in Port St. Joe.
The board approved two con-
tracts for bleachers at the high
schools.
One, to Outdoor Aluminum of


- from page 1
Risinger added that he looked
ger eas-4 forward to going to council and
Turner, "working some issues," noting that
*d office while some growth is inevitable -
67 per- The St. Joe Co., and local realtors
ast. will see to that the edict from vot-
otes, or ers on Tuesday was for that growth
cast in to be effectively managed to main-
tain, as much as possible, the
ng day, small-town fishing village feel of
elieving the city.
e voters "We will be able to preserve this
)ncerns, place we call paradise," Risinger
said. "That treasure is also us, it's
particu- the people who live here. We are
ected a the treasure, but we live in para-
referen- dise."
leir city Colbert and Risinger will be
n about officially sworn-in for their terms in
in favor office next month.
d quiet Mexico Beach became the sev-
enth of the eight Bay County
thoughtt municipalities to approve, through
)r more either ordinance or voter referen-
re been dum, the "Super.Tuesday" concept


here longer, people know me, I for local elections, Andersen said
know them." Wednesday morning.


Geneva, Ala., is to replace the
home-side bleachers at the
Wewahitchka High School football
stadium.
Outdoor Aluminum was ,the
low bidder at $61,236.
Alabama Contract Sales out of
Auburn, Ala., was the lone bidder
to replace the bleachers on the
lower level in "The Dome" at Port
St. Joe High School.
The bid was for $37,675.
The board gave final approval
for the calendar of graduation
activities at both high schools.
In Port St. Joe, senior finals
will be Thursday and Friday, May
13-14; the last day for seniors will
be May 14; baccalaureate will be 6
p,m. ET on Wednesday, May 19;
and graduation will be 7 p.m. ET
on Thursday, May 20.
For WewahitchkA High, senior
finals will be May 13-14; last day
for seniors is May 14; baccalaure-
ate will be 7:30 p.m. CT 6n May 19;
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Bense Preparing For Ascension

to Speaker of the House


by Tim Croft
On a recent Monday morning.
Allan Bense relaxed in a spot he's
only sporadically passed during
much of the past year.
His office.
The Panama City Republican.
poised to become Speaker of the
Florida House of Representatives m
about a year. has covered nearly as-
many miles the past year as Willie
Nelson's tour bus.
The annual regular legislative
session, a handful of special ses-
sions, stumping for GOP candi-
dates for the House. the sundry
appearances, speeches and meet-
ings that are part of the calendar
for a lawmaker set to assume one
of the three most powerful political
posts in Florida.
The pace is relentless. the
demands stupefying
And a savory. career turn. iced
with his recent election by the 81
House Republicans to be the
Speaker-designate. putting Bense
in position to lead the legislative
body in 2005-2006.
"It's an exciting time of my life."
Bense said. "I worked hard to get
those votes. To hear them. one by
one, call Bense." it was worth it. It
was nice.
"It's another milestone. I'm not
there, yet. It's a good feeling, a lot of
work went into it."
With plenty of work left to go.
For starters, there is the GOP
majority in the Florida House to
maintain, which falls on the shoul-
ders of the Speaker-designate. In
essence, the work guarantees he
will actually become Speaker.
"My focus is bringing back the
(Republicani members and to be a
good Speaker.", Bense said.
"(And) I'm working to get re-
elected I don't take that for grant-
ed."
During a lengthy inteniew.
Bense touched on his prionues. the
immediate work ahead and issues
of local importance.
The pending process of Base
Realignment and Closings (BRAC)
is a top pnonrty.
The next round of BRAC is set
for 2005. at which time Bense said
the decisions will be tougher for
federal lawmakers.
"They took the low-hanging
fruit the last time." Bense said.
"(Maintaining the local military


presence is my top priority as far
as economic development."
The recent amnval of the F/A-
22 Raptor \ill help the cause. but it
b\ no means ensures the future of
T -ndall AFB or any other nearby
military installation.
'We can't get lazy." Bense said.
"IThe area's military bases are our
life-blood."
Bense is a strong supporter of
ex-panding the port in Port St Joe.
He said a pnonty would be trying to
direct state dollars to the port for
expansion to create jobs and pro-
vide fuel for the local economic
engine.
"There are only 14 deepwater
ports in Florida and Port St. Joe is
one." Bense said. "If there are some


extra dollars, I'd like to plug them
in because that would assist the
expansion of the port."
The bill passed earlier this
year to address class sizes, specifi-
cally the provisions providing high
school -tv'dents an option to grad
uate in three years. \\will be revi\ited
next spring. Bense said
Aimed at high-achieving stu-
dents, the provisions opened up a
Pandora's box of unforeseen issues.
"We missed it." Bense said. "We
are going to look at that again."
He said lawmakers around the
state were bombarded with e-mads.
letters and phone calls protesting
the fast-track graduation guide-
lines.
And. Bense added, that under-
scores an attribute of the demo-
cratic process.
"That's the beauty of the sys-
tem. we listen to people." Bense
said "If y\ou don't do that. you
won't get re-elected."
The class-size amendment
approved by voters last year. Bense
continued. significantly hurt the
state's education budget.
Of the $850 million in new
money budgeted for education this
year. roughly half was tied to
reducing class sizes.
"I'd rather put that money into
salaries and schools." Bense said.
Bense has other pnorities
\hen it comes to education.
One is to try and institute more
long-range planning on budgets.
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Godwin Named to Port Authority


By Carly Johnson
Governor Jeb Bush recently
named Scott T. Godwin to the Port
St. Joe Port Authority, replacing


Bense -
particularly. five-year budgets for
education, providing some consis-
tency to funding and creating a
better atmosphere for local budget-
ing.
Bense also supports. cajoling
more responsibility for parents of
school-age children.
One idea, he said, would be to
have some sort of penalty, a ticket
or summons, say, for parents who
don't show up for parent/teacher
conferences or critical school meet-
ings.
"When parents don't show up
for those meetings there ought to
be a price to pay," Bense said,
before adding, "I prefer the carrot
approach."
He is warily eyeing those who
would like to cart water from H20-
rich North Florida to water-poor
areas in Central and South Florida.
'"They are looking closely at our
water," Bense said, noting a bill
has already been filed in the House.
to change the state's water distri-
bution system.
As Speaker, he said, he can
fend off the advances on the
region's water, but down the road
the issue figures to be critical.
"I want to make sure we groom
leaders for 2007, 2008, 2009 and
beyond," Bense said.
He added that Gov. Jeb Bush
was right to file- suit against imple-
mentation of the proposed agree-
ment establishing parameters for
withdrawals from the Apalachicola-
Flint-Chattahoochee river system.
"We think the courts can't give
us a worse deal than Georgia gave
us," Bense said.
One priority for the upcoming
legislative session will be providing
more dollars for rural counties.
"We are going to do something
for rural counties," Bense said. 'We
can get more funding for rural
counties."
His rise to Speaker after next
year's election, Bense said, "will be
good for the Panhandle."
He will have more of a say in
appointments and will be working
closely with Gov. Jeb Bush as
Bush enters his final two years in
office.
There are also little perks that
traveT'ith power, some of which
Share already making him a popular
guy.
"People are being real nice to
me right now," Bense said with a
chuckle. "It's a fun time."
And he said if, as expected, he
does take the reins of power late
next year, there will be few media
stories over the ensuing two years
about tension between himself and
Senate President-to-be Tom Lee.
Over the past four years, differ-
ences among the men who have
been Speaker :and Senate
Presidents have often led to WWF-
style lawmaking.
''We are going to disagree, but
we are going to work out our differ-
ences," Bense said. I'm not one
who likes the spotlight and I like it
when everybody gets the credit.
"I'm going to have key people,
good people, in every slot. I'm going
to put people in the right slots, peo-
ple who have similar (philosophies)
as I do."
Bense said he voted to
approve the legislation that allowed
the governor to interVene in the
Terry Schiavo case, but only after
considerable internal jousting.
The floor debate in the House
prior to passage' of the law during a
recent special session, Bense said,
was among the finest he's heard in
Tallahassee.
And the number, and intensity,
of the e-mails he received was
stunning.
He said the turmoil within
Schiavo's family raised questions,
and he was hesitant about the
blurring of separation lines the'
House had in the past bemoaned
the courts overturning legislative
edicts and here lawmakers were
overturning a court order.
'There was enough doubt in
my mind, though, that I'm going to
err on the living," Bense said. "I'd
rather err in having her live."
If anything positive comes from
the controversy, Bense said, it is
the raised awareness about living
wills.
The other primary issue
addressed during the most recent
special session, Bense said, was a
positive for Florida.
The $310 million in state dol-
lars to be used as part of a package
to bring Scripps Research to Palm
Beach, was a relatively easy vote.
"It was harder to vote against it
than for it," Bense said. "In the
long run it will benefit all of
Florida."
He said the high-tech facility
should create high-paying jobs and
lure other companies to Florida,
companies with employees who will
spend money and increase tax rev-
enues.


"As time goes by, it has the
potential, in five, six, seven years,
to be another Disney," Bense said.


Nolan Treglown. Godwin, owner of
Scott's Quality Electric and a 29
year resident of Port St. Joe, is
looking forward to the challenges


From page 5
"We are trusting (Gov. Bush) a little
bit, but he did his homework."
And, he added, the project pro-
vided a lesson for other counties
around the state.
"You can't catch a rabbit with
your dog tied up," Bense said. "Our
(Chambers of Commerce) need to
be active in. the governor's Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development.
'We can't sit back and wait for
things to happen to us, we have to
go out and get it."
Finally, Bense has opened an
office in Port St. Joe. A member of
his staff is in City Hall every
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Woodpecker


from page 1

the adaptation process.
First, a brief understanding of
the habits of the red-cockaded
woodpecker.
The woodpecker thrives by
finding older live trees, trees that
have become victims of heart-rot
disease, which eats out the inner
part of the tree.
The woodpecker must drill
through a thin outer layer of sap-
filled bark before finding the rot-
ting and dry middle to excavate
out a hole, which is typically "L"
shaped and roughly six to seven
inches deep inside the tree.
A hole under excavation can
be easily identified by the white
sap residue, called an icicle, drip-
ping from the cavity.
The sap is essentially a guard
dog for the hole, as it is particular-
ly toxic for snakes or other preda-
tors.
However, it can take up to a
year for the red-cockaded wood-
pecker to carve out a cavity, so sci-
entists have developed two meth-
ods to assist woodpeckers in creat-
ing the required cavities usually
a bird has at least one back-up
cavity in case something should
happen to its home tree.
One method is to drill a hole
using a two-inch bit. A second hole
is drilled just above the first to
allow biologists to insert tools to
carve out or excavate the required
cavity.
The other is called a boxed-
inset, essentially a wooden box
placed in the tree to proximate a
cavity. '
Drilling a cavity requires an
old, large tree.iwhich are diminish-
ing in numb rs. and which are
less likely to b damaged in case of
a wind incident.
The boxed-inset keeps out the
sap, but boxes often crack and
break as a tree grows.
But both offer salvation to a
threatened species.
"Before
these tech-
niques were
developed no
population
was growing,
they were all
declining."
Petrick said.
-Their strategy
is to fill \'acan- .
cies close to ,
home. It takes
a year to exca-
vate a new
home so it's
easier to stick
around and
wait for the
adult birds to
die off.
"We knew
the cavity was
the most
impor tan t I
thing for
them."


Throughout the Wetappo tract,
biologists have created artificial
cavities, using both techniques.
However, even with all the
work, the artificial cavities, the
procurement of birds, which cost
roughly $1,000 in reimbursement
for land-management work in
South Carolina, there is no guar-
antee that next spring little wood-
peckers will be taking wing.
The females, should they not
find a suitable cavity, could fly off.
The adult males could run them
off.
But, with luck and a little bit
of Mother Nature's chemistry, a
match could be in the making,
regardless of which one of the
three males is the lucky guy.
"Whether she stays here or not
is not as important as that she
stays in the area," said Patty Kelly,
a wildlife biologist with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service as one of
the females were moved from her
travel box into a cavity a few yards
from one
actively
inhabited
by a male.
O n
M o.n da y
morning,
the biolo-,
gists waited
S to hear the
wake-up
vocalizing
from the
male'' the
signal to
release the
female to
enjoin a
woodsy
duet. '
The
ma 1 e,
Moyer s
said, will
then excit-
edly inves-
tigate the


new bird on the cluster, and it
won't take long to discover it's a
female in his midst.
The belief is, that after months
as bachelors, the excitement will
be, well, considerable.
They will be left to their own
devices over the next several
weeks, Moyers said.
Biologists will return to deter-
mine if birds are foraging in pairs,
the first sign that bonding has
taken place.
The hope is that a pair will
continue the bonding process
through the winter months and
into spring, when the reproductive
cycle begins anew, hopefully
breeding the future of the wood-
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Capturing The Music of Nature


by Tim Croft
Sammy Tedder stood last week
near the extreme tip of St. Joseph
Peninsula and listened with his
eyes.
Tedder, a composer/musician
who has built a following while pro-
ducing five CDs that meld the
soundtrack of nature to a stew of
jazz-influenced stylings, was on the
peninsula as part of his latest proj-
ect.
He has been en) ted by
Blountstown filmmaker Elam
Stoltzfus to provide the background
music for Stoltzfus's current proj-
ect, "Living Waters: Florida's
Aquatic Preserves."
Among the dozen or so pre-
serves Stoltzfus will spotlight in his
hour-long movie is the St. Joseph
Bay Aquatic Preserve.
So, last week, Stoltzfus brought
Tedder to the peninsula to get a feel
for the project, and to begin the
process of filtering nature through
Tedder's musical mind.
Tedder, who lives along the
Sopchoppy River, which has
become something of his muse,
brought along his video camera.


This crab, dancing among the grass and berries on the peninsula, found
its way into Stoltzfus's viewfinder during recent filming.


It is how Tedder works.
He films with his video camera,


capturing the images that will
become the foundation for his


musical creation.
The sounds and sights of
nature, captured on video, become
the canvas on which he paints,
applying color with keyboards, sax-
ophone, pan flutes, recorders and a
drum machine.
Tedder also plays reed flutes
and natural wood drums he has
crafted himself.
"He (puts) crickets, thunder,
water sounds together with his
music, it's all real organic," said
Stoltzfus as he prepared to film a
crab that had wandered among the
lush grass of what could be a
Wyoming pasture that dominates
the very tip of the St. Joseph
Peninsula.
As Tedder films and listens, the
lapping of the waves conjures the
syncopation of nature. A brown
heron skimming above the water,
gathers its wings; Tedder, imagines
the fluttering sounds of a flute.
"Music is a visual thing,"
Tedder said. "You listen and you
should get images in your mind.
"I try to create an atmosphere
to let people's minds take the rest."
A listener can almost hear the
Sopchoppy River as it rolls past
Tedder's home, the chirp of crick-
ets, the singing of birds, on Tedder's
CDs "From the Land of Many
Rivers" or "The Soul of the Matter."
And given his repertoire, his
catalog of music and his focus,
Tedder was a natural' fit' for
Stoltzfus's project, which aims to
bring greater awareness regarding
the beauty and value of what are,
essentially, Florida's petri dishes of
nature.
"(Elam) is doing what I've been
doing on an amateur level for a long
time," Tedder said.
"I was invited.. It's a great proj-
ect, unbelievable. I like getting the
chance to do something you've
always wanted to do."
Which makes him something of
a soul-mate to Stoltzfus.
The "Living Waters" project had
long danced in Stoltzfus's mind
before he finally secured funding,
primarily through the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, to capture his vision on
Super 16mm film.
Stoltzfus is nearing the end of
principal filming. While capturing
only a fraction of the state's aquatic
preserves, he has also filmed seg-
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Vamar Historical Preserve Slated for Dedication July 4th


by Tim Croft
If Daniel Beck has his way,
next year's Fourth of July celebra-
tion in Mexico Beach will have a lit-
tle extra pop and sizzle.
For if things come together as
currently planned, the Fourth of
July will serve as the official dedi-
cation of the wreckage of the S.S.
Vamar as the state's eighth
Underwater Archaeological
Preserve.
"I'd like to invite everybody to
come out on July 4th," Beck said
last week during .a meeting of the
"Friends of the Vamar," including,
Beck hopes, the governor and his
family. "I'm excited."
The bronze plaque is at the
foundry, the brochures are at the
printer, a presentation to the
National Register of Historic Places
in the works as the effort to create
a state preserve of the Vamar
wreckage enters the final phase.
Beck was instrumental in
clearing two key hurdles. The boat
captain, who raised the sail on the
Vamar effort by nominating it for
preserve status to the Secretary of
State's office, lined up a company
to craft the concrete base to which
the bronze informational plaque
about the Vamar will be attached.
And he secured a commitment
from the company handling the
barge for the Mexico Beach fire-
works to deploy the
concrete/bronze plaque at the site
of the Vamar, which lays in about
25 feet of water in the channel,
directly off Beacon Hill.
"I'm real encouraged," said
Roger Smith, ,a state underwater
archaeologist with the Division of


Historic Resources. "I think we're
coming along. I think we've made a
lot of progress."
Smith, and fellow underwater
archaeologist Della Scott-Ireton,
have submitted the language for
the bronze commemorative plaque,
which will cost $800, to the
foundry.
After requests from several of
the "Friends of the Vamar" last
week, inquiries will be made into
the financial specifics of having a
second plaque crafted for a land-
based exhibit.
Smith said the informational
brochure, which will recount the
history of the Vamar through sever-
al incarnations, has been drafted
and is at the printers for the initial
printing.
The brochures will also be
available at the land-based exhibit.
A tour map will be laminated to
provide divers with an information-
al route around the wreckage.
Smith and Scott are also work-
ing on the application to the
National Register of Historic Places,
which currently includes all seven
of Florida's underwater archaeolog-
ical preserves.
"Certainly Vamar has national
significance, national importance,
international significance actually,
based on the Antarctic explo-
ration," Smith said.
He was alluding to what is
arguably the most notable chapter
of the Vamar's history when it
was used in the late 1920s by
Admiral Richard Byrd for his explo-
ration of Antarctica and the South
Pole.
Byrd used the ship, which he


named the Eleanor Bolling in honor
of his mother, to transport heavy
supplies and machinery, particu-
larly planes he used at the bottom
of the globe.
'The Eleanor Boiling, that's the
history," Beck said.
Folks around Port St. Joe
might respectfully disagree. The
sinking of the ship under suspi-
cious circumstances in 1942,
shortly after it left the docks of Port
St. Joe, and the ensuing actions
around the town of its Eastern
European crew, caused quite a stir
back in the day.
In any case, there remain just
some housekeeping details to clean
up before the Vamar is established
as a historic preserve.
A management agreement
must be secured with the Bureau
of State Lands which would permit
the gulf bottom around the Vamar
to be declared a preserve.
Such a designation will not
impact fishing and diving opportu-
nities at the wreckage site, Smith


said.
The home for a land-based
exhibit about the ship, the wreck-
age and the preserve must still be
found, with possibilities discussed
last week including the Port St. Joe
Library and the soon-to-be-created
new visitors/welcome center for the
Mexico Beach Community
Development Council.
Currently, the make-up of that
exhibit would be scant an autobi-
ography, autographed by Byrd and
donated by a Port St. Joe woman,
photographs from several sources,
information from the National
Archives and newspaper clippings.
Smith, however, said once the
preserve is established more arti-
facts and memorabilia will almost
certainly surface.
"Once every one of these pre-
serves is established, stuff comes
out of the woodwork," he noted.
Meanwhile, the "Friends"
group will investigate the securing
of funds to construct a quarter-
scale model of the Vamar, among


other additions to an exhibit.
And Beck will work on a paral-
lel course.
He wants to build and fill a
time capsule to be dropped and
buried at the Vamar, for posterity


or simply as an exercise of the pal-
pable passion Beck carries for
shipwrecks in general and the
Vamar in particular.
"I don't care if it is ever opened
again or not," Beck insisted.


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Members of the Port St. Joe CT.
High School NJROTC will comprise The "Red, White and Blue"
the honor guard and the Port St. rus from the third-grade will
Joe Elementary School choir will form, as will the Wewahitchka
sing patriotic songs. .School band and a bagpiper.
Post Commander Earl Groh Special musical numbers
and Auxiliary President Shirl be performed and gifts wi]
DeLon will keynote the program. haded ot o a e eera
WEWATCKA GHSCHOOL handed out to all the veteran
WEWAHITCHKA HIGH SCHOOL attendance.
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year to pay homage to veterans tion for veterans and perform
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third-graders from Wewahitchka School pavilion immediately fo
Elementary School. ing, the ceremony.



Nature from page


that would include folks like Tom
Parker, Danny Raffield and Capt.
Dave Maddox.
Soon, he will begin the process
of editing down hours and hours of
film into a tight 60 minutes show-
case of the liquid treasures practi-
cally unique to this state.
"It looks really good." Stoltzfus
,said. "I'm really proud of it."
The future of the finished prod-
uct is all but set.
The film will premiere Feb. 20
at the R.A. Gray Building auditori-
um in the state capital during
'Tallahassee's annual arts festival,
"Seven Days of Opening Nights."
S Along with Stoltzfus's film, the
"Living Waters" project will produce
a coffee-table book of photographs
.by world-ramous lensman Clyde
Butcher, as well as posters fash-
ioned from Butcher's visions.
After the premier, the film will
travel the state over the next four
years, presented at museums and
similar venues in ,Orlando, Fort
I.Lauderdale, Naples, Sarasota and
)the like.
Tedder, as he stood and point-
ed his camera across St. Joseph
Bay, just seemed pleased to be
along for the ride.
"It's exciting to be part of some-


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ntary
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thing that's not there, yet,' Tedder
said. "You don't know what it's
going to be, except it's going to be
beautiful."
To the eyes and the ears.


This is what the bronze plaque marking the Vamar wreckage as historic
preserve will look like when completed.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-10 '
The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, company or corpo-
ration Interested in providing the following:-
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
Specifiations may be obtained from the Office of the
Chief Administrator. Room 302, Gulf County
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NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include the
BID NUMBER on what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until Friday. November 21, 2003
at 5:00 p.m., E.T.. at the Office of the Clerk of Court.
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148, Port St.
Joe. Florida 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same location on Monday,
November 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all,


bids.
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Community
Calendar
Gulf County Commission-- -
Second and fourth Tuesday, 6:00 ?
ET at the Robert M. Moore 4!
Administrative Complex (Tuesday,
November 11th meeting has been ,Ii
changed to Monday, November
10th because of Veterans Day
activities.)
Gulf County School Board-
First Tuesday at Board Meeting
Room. Time alternates monthly
between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Port St. Joe City
Commission-First and Third
Tuesday at 6:00 ET at PSJ City
Hall.
Wewahitchka City
Commission-Second and Fourth
Monday at 6:30 CT at City Hall.
Mexico Beach City
Commission-Second Tuesday at
7:00 CT at the Civic Center.
Events:
Odd Couple-Dixie Theatre,
8:00 p.m. Apalachicola; November
7th and 8th.
Monumental Music- The community turned out in droves last week as Bayside Savings Bank swung open its doors on Marina Drive
Constitution Park, November across from the Piggly Wiggly. After some fine breakfast vittles, employees and members of the board of directors
stretched, and sliced, a ribbon of "dollar bills" to officially launch the bank.
16th, 1:30 -3:30 p.m.


Lion's Tree of Sight


Again this year, the Port St. Joe
Lions Club will have the Lions Club
"Tree of Sight u t-he Port St. Joe
Christmas parade.
Sea Oats &
Dunes Garden
Club News
The November 1 th meeting of
the Sea Oats and Dunes Garden
Club will be at 10:00 a.m. ET in the
Beaches Fire Station.
There will be a hands on work-
shdp to create .Christmas decora-
tions. Bring a glue gun and. ameni-
ties necessary to share and
instruct a creation that would .be
enjoyable for others to display dur-
ing the holidays.
For more information, call
Sally Malone, President, at' 647-
8913.







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PSJ Police Beat
October 28: Nicholas W.
Morning, 24, Port St. Joe, VOP-
possession cannabis.
November. 1: Matthew A.
Sasser, 20, Port St. Joe, reckless
driving; Olden N..Wyatt, 44, Port
St. Joe, aggravated assault and vio-
lation of court ordered injunction.
November 3: Robert K.
Hanson, III, 48, Port St. Joe, aggra-
vated assault with deadly weapon.
The police department states
that there is a website for victims of
identity theft. The site provides
information and steps needed in
order to correct the problem. The
website is located at www.myflori-
dalegal.com/identitytheft. For
questions, call the Port St. Joe
Police Department at 229-8265.

Sheriff's Report
The Gulf County Sheriffs office
reported the following for the week
October 28th-November 3rd.
October 29: David W.. Brackin,
Sr., w/m, 61, Panama City, worth-
less checks X 5; Josephine Walker,
b/f, 41, Tallahassee, VOP-sale of
cocaine.
October 30: Larry Owens, Jr.,
w/m, 28, Wewahitchka, VOCC-
grand theft.
November 3: Chistopher M.
Young, w/m, 26, Wewahitchka,
boating under influence.


The Lions want everyone to
bring their old eyeglasses to the
parade and as the tree passes by.
help them decorate the tree. Pass
those old glasses to the Lions and
watch that tree come to life. The
gift of sight is a wonderful gift to
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Sharks Keep Raffield/Whitfield I" OLatE
YOUseep AN usae :0P
Tbrp elesCne S!1-0 od Almeiv CC -cu t Fitn5 n chbltt


The Port St. Joe Sharks sealed
a playoff berth, and kept the
Raffield/Whitfield Gulf County
championship trophy in the south
end of the county for another year
with Friday night's 41-0 victory
over Wewahitchka.
The Sharks, the runner-up in
District 2-A, will travel to Vernon,
the District 1-A champion, on Nov.
14 for the first round of the state
Class A playoffs.
,Wewahitchka was clearly out-
matched when they stepped on the
field with Port St. Joe Friday night.
The Gators, who have suffered
some key losses to their team in the
past couple of weeks due to injury
or players quitting, were forced to
play a number of underclassmen.
The Gators did manage to give


the Sharks an early scare, when
they recovered Port St. Joe's onside
attempt on the opening kickoff at
the Sharks' 45-yard line.
Quarterback Sean Bierman picked
up 18 yards on an option play on
the first play from scrimmage.
Four-plays later, on fourth-and-
nine, Bierman completed a six-
yard pass to Brad Sanders. The
Sharks were penalized for pass
interference, leaving Wewahitchka
with first-and-10 at the 13-yard
line. However, three plays later,
Raye Bailey intercepted Johnny
Jones on a halfback pass to end
the Gators' only threat of the game.
The Sharks took over on their
own 11 and marched 89 yards in
seven plays to take a 7-0 lead. On
the second play of the drive, quar-


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10-yard gain. McFarland then com-
pleted passes of 14 and five yards
to Raye Bailey. Two plays later,
McFarland connected with Ash
Parker, who broke free down the
sideline for a 63-yard touchdown.
Jake Owens added the extra point
with 3:47 left in the first quarter.
Port St. Joe only ran three
offensive plays in the second quar-
ter for just three yards, but picked
up 14 points.
Raye Bailey fielded a 38-yard
punt from Blake Norris and broke
left where he found a wall of Gator
defenders. Bailey reversed back to
his right and picked up a couple of
good blocks from his teammates to
clear a path down the sideline for a
77-yard touchdown. Owens split
the uprights on his extra point
attempt to give the Sharks a 14-0
lead with 9:55 left in the second
quarter.
Late in the second quarter,
Bailey fielded another good kick
from Norris, and made another
great return for a 71-yard touch-
down. Owens extra point attempt
extended the Sharks' lead to 21-0
with :42.3 seconds remaining in
the first half.
Port St. Joe received the open-
ing kickoff of the second half, and
mounted a five-play, 51-yard drive
to take a 28-0 lead. Randall
Johnson raced 51 yards for a
touchdown on the first play from
scrimmage, but a holding penalty
against the Sharks during the run
left him with only a six-yard gain.
Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas then
reeled off 20 yards to move the ball
to the Gators' 25. Three plays later,
Johnson ran over a Gator defender
at the line of scrimmage and raced
31 yards for a touchdown. Owens
added the point after touchdown
with 10:29 left in the third quarter.
'--After a short punt,-the Sharks
took over on the Wewaahitchka 36.
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21-yard score. Owens then added
his fifth extra point of the night to
extend the Sharks' lead to 35-0
with 5:55 left in the third quarter.
After they were forced to punt
again, the Gators agreed to put the
mercy rule in effect, which let the
clock run continuously for the
remainder of the game.
The Sharks final touchdown of
the night completed a four-play,
61-yard drive. Freshman Ashley
Davis picked up 31 yards on the
first play from scrimmage. Two
plays later Dion Henry reeled off 27
yards on a buck sweep. Davis then
capped off the.drive with a three-
,yard plunge to give the Sharks a
41-0 lead with -40 seconds left in
the third qiturter. La
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The Port St Joe defense held
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offense.
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Sharks' 219-yard rushing attack
xwith 104 yards on 12 carries.
Randall Johnson picked up 44
yards on three carries: Ashley
Davis had 36 yards on three car-
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two camres: and ,Jake Owens added
14 yards on two cares.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
completed SL\ of his nine passes for
120 yards and threw two touclh-
down passes Ash Parker had a 6.3-
vard touchdown catch: Raye Bailey
had three catches for 26 yards:


Jake Owens had a 21-yard touch-
down: and Stephen Besore had a
10-yard catch.
Garret Garland led the Shark
defense with 11 total tackles. Josh
Dailey had eilht tackles \with one
tackle for a loss and Jake Owens
added seven tackles and one tackle
for a loss.
Quarterback Sean Bierman led
the Gators' offense \i.-th 22 yards
ruLhine on 10 cares. He also com-
pleted his only pass attempt to
Brad Sanders for six \-ards. Johnny
Jones did not complete either of his
two pass attempts and threw ':ne
interception.
Sanders had four carnes for


,itht yards: Johnn\ .Junes picked
up four yards on nine carnes: and
Blake Norns had t\w.o \vards, on t\vo
carnes.
The Gators 13-6. 1-41 will close
out the season this Friday night
when they host Arnold. 9-0 and No.
9 in Class 2A. at 7-30 CT.
The Sharks 17-2. 4-11 \.ill host
Florida H-lih I.- 11. the thlrd-ranked
team in Class 2B. in their itmal reg-
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at 7:30 ET


Score by Quarters
Sharks 7 14 20 0
Gators 0 0 0 0
STATISTICS


PSJ
First Downs 11
Rushes/Yards 26/219
Passing Yards 120
Total Yards 339
Passes 6,'9/0
Penalties/Yards S/90
Fumbles/Lost 0/0
Puints/Avg 2/45


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Port St. Joe High School Kicks Off Soccer on Nov. 17
By Carly Johnson
Last week Port St. Joe High
School kicked off a new sport for
students. The much-anticipated
boys and girls soccer teams, led by
Paul Sabiston and Dr. Betty Curry,
have practices underway.
For local soccer enthusiasts,
this addition has been a long time
coming. Until 1997, youths inter-
ested in the game would have to
travel to Bay County and play in
their league. Don Jecha, a senior, ...
is thrilled- to have this team avail- i ii
able.
"It is awesome," said Jecha. "It VV__; -----
is really great to play for the school -
and not have to play in'another i
county. We are finally incorporat- WE .
ing with the rest of the world." i i
Other players are just as excit- E / "
ed and looking forward to playing
hard this season. BJ Strickland,. i A
also a senior, thinks that although


The Port St. Joe High School girls soccer team prepares for nightly practice. Both boys and girls teams will open their season against Bozeman High School in Panama City on Nov. 17 for their
first game.


Paul Sabiston, city administra-
tor for Mexico Beach and head
coach for the boys soccer team, is
also looking forward to the inaugu-
ral season. Sabiston, who played
soccer at Wake Forest, thinks'that
with enough community support,
this sport will have varsity teams


as soon as next year and has the
potential to be one of the most suc-
cessful sports in the area.
"We have had a terrific turnout
so far with kids that are really
enthusiastic about playing the
game," said Sabiston. 'There is a
lot of natural athletic talent in this


ur. neny Curry
the team is new, it will be a strong
force in high school sports.
"I can already predict we will
have a winning season," said
Strickland. "We have several guys
that played on the recreation
league and we have some guys who
have never played before who are
really good," Strickland said.
Thanks to Dr. Curry, who
established Port St. Joe Youth
Soccer and is head coach for the
girls high school team, children
frIm 1.1. -itodgh- 13canplay
in ad'recre orag6te-l^ffPr'tSt7
Joe.
Now these athletes can go one


Paul Sabiston
step further, thanks to community
members such as Alien Cox, Ralph
Roberson and Tom Gibson who
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great deal of excitement for the
future of soccer in this community.
'The kids who started in the
youth recreation league are now in
high school," Curry said. 'They
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sport and continue the athletics
they have cultivated for the past
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team now, these kids will really
have something to strive for, and I
believe it will serve this sport well.":
With enormous help from
assistant coaches Randy and
Nancy Brockman on the girls team
and Dr. Tom Curry, Mike Lacour
and Bob Windolf on the boys team,.
St. Joe soccer should be very well
prepared for their first game on
Monday, Nov. 17, at Bozeman High
School. The teams will play their
first home game against Chipleyon
Thursday, Dec. 4, under the lights
at the football stadium. The girls
will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the
boys at 7 p.m.
'To make this sport a success,
we really need as much.school sup-
port as possible," said Sabiston.
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at this exciting new event."


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In late August, News Editor
Tim Croft, wrote a very moving
tribute to Clifford Sims. It seems to
me that Sims' life story represents
all that is best in America, that he
was the kind of heroic figure that
many aspire to be yet few ever real-
ize.
I never had the honor of know-
ing Clifford Sims. Several years
ago, however, I did have the dis-
tinct pleasure of meeting several
'members of his family when they
visited on a special occasion at Port
St. Joe High School. Since that
time, I have been intrigued with the
selflessness, courage and patriot-
ism that one of St. Joe's own could
possess. What made him rise to a
higher level than most of us mere
mortals?
Whenever I visit the nation's
capital, I always run my hand
along Sims' name on the Vietnam
Wall. Several students accompa-
nied me on a trip to Charleston,
and we had an opportunity to visit
the U.S.S. Yorktown. In the hanger
deck, there is a large, stainless
steel wall, with all of the names of
the Congressional Medal of Honor
recipients. There, boldly engraved,
is the name of this soldier, who will
never know old age, Clifford
Chester Sims, of Port St. Joe,
Florida.
I think all veterans feel a kin-
ship with Clifford Sims. Whenever
the bell tolls for him, the chests of
the elderly rise, and they all seem
to stand a little straighter. That
they share the honor of having
served alongside heros like Sims
makes every veteran more humble
and grateful for the ultimate sacri-
fice of those thousands of brave
Americans who gave their all.
. It's my belief that Port St. Joe
should do more to honor Sims.


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do enough, but something would
be nice. I would like to suggest that
we name a stretch of Highway 98
the Clifford Sims Parkway. Port St.
Joe has renamed several streets in
its past, why not one for Sims?
Wouldn't it be a nice tribute, if
the highway from 8th Street, near
the Methodist Church, to the north
city limits, between the overpass
and the Highland View Bridge,
could be named for Clifford
Chester Sims? Leave the name
"Monument" from the Y to Allen
Memorial Way.
As we draw closer to this
upcoming Veteran's Day, I would
like to challenge our city commis-
sioners to begin immediate action
to rename this short stretch of
Highway 98. Like the life of Clifford
Sims, the road isn't very long, but
every citizen of Gulf County could
take tremendous pride in this sim-
ple reminder that a great hero, a
Congressional Medal of Honor win-
ner, was once our neighbor.
Sincerely,
Rodney Herring

Thanks to Some

Very Special Angels

I would like to share something
special about two ladies who some
of you may know and love as we do.
But to the rest of the world, I'd like
you to know what special people
these ladies are. And if you are for-,
tunate enough to have them for
your friend, then you are truly
blessed as we have been. So in
appreciation to them for all they
have done for our family, we want
to share this special piece with
you. The two ladies I am speaking
of are Evelyn Stansel and Jean
Nobles.
SPECIAL ANGELS
There are people who come
into our lives for a short time who
remain in our hearts for a long
time. They come at a special time
for a special purpose. They love
and care and give more than any-
one should have to give. But they
are the ones that God has placed a
special calling on and they have to
do what they do. They give
unselfishly and above what they
should. They know what to do,
when to do and how to do it.
Sometimes I think these are the
angels that are sent to minister to
us in a way that no one else can.
They come into our lives as
'simple human beings but below
the human surface is a special
individual whom God has sent to


us at a time when we need them. I
truly believe that is what happened
in our lives. God had two special
angels just for us and He sent
them to us just when we needed
them most. They came and gave
and. continue to give. They never
ask anything special in return for
their kindness. They are kind and
loving and it shows in the things
they do and say. I think that God
has a special place in Heaven for
these people.
I know that we have a special
place in our hearts for our special
angels.
So I just want to tell you that
we may not tell you and sometimes
you may think we do not appreci-
ate what you do but be assured,
that we do love you and there are
not words to express our gratitude
for all you have done and continue
to do. We just pray that God will
keep you in His care for we will
always keep you in our hearts. You
have become family to us and no
matter what comes, you will
remain very special to us. There is
not enough money in the world to
repay you for all you have done for
us in taking care of our
Grandmother. I believe that you
were chosen especially for our fam-
ily at a time when we needed you
most. So with the simple words we
say "Thank You" but they are so
inadequate to convey our, most
heartfelt feelings. So we want you
to know that you are loved and will
continue to be loved by our family.
And forever you will be our special
God sent angels.
Evelyn and Jean, we love and
appreciate you more than you will
ever know.
The Rhames Family Liz,
Becky, Chris and Jeannette
The Worthy Family Veronica
and Katy
The Glass Family R.H.

Dear Friends of

Mexico Beach
Little did I know when we
arrived at your lovely beach, that I
would experience the loss of my
lifetime., We had planned to spend
a week with you since early spring
and it was to be a family get togeth-
er with a son coming from
Missouri, one from Tennessee,
along with the grandchildren.
Due to commitments, some of
the family was unable to join us,
but the tragedy ultimately brought
the whole family together.
The first day at the beach, my
oldest son drowned while playing
ig1Tour lovely surf. It seemed like a
horrible nightmare.
The purpose of this letter is not
to tell the story of the tragedy, but.
to thank the community for the
loving support given to my family.
Within minutes of the acci-
dent, I was embraced first by your
emergency unit and the police with
kind and guiding assistance. The
nearest neighbors came with love
and prayers to hold us close. The
next day word had spread out to
the community and more people
began to come and embrace us. I
have never experienced such a love.


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 Page 15A

New Website Hopes to Enlist 50,000 Pastors

in Support of Traditional Marriage Unions


American Family Association
has launched a new website
defending traditional marriage. The
purpose of the site, Church
Coalition.com, is to secure 50,000
pastors who will sign a pledge to
promote marriage as being
between one man and one woman.
"The possibility of a liberal
judge throwing out our laws con-
cerning marriage and legalizing
homosexual marriages is very
real," said Donald E. Wildmon,
founder and chairman of AFA.
"Pastors are in a position of leader-
ship. Their members look to them
to lead the way. If pastors remain
silent on this issue, marriage as we

and willingness to assist in any
way.
I want to thank everyone for
their love and support in our time
of need and God bless each.
Sincerely and with love,,
The Family of Michael Shelby


have known it for thousands of
years will be destroyed."
Wildmon said the only way
that Church Coalition.com has of
reaching its goal is for one pastor
to tell other pastors about Church
Coalition.com. "The voice of one
pastor may not be very effective.
But when there are 50,000 pastors
combining their voices, much can
be accomplished," he stated.


The pledge reads: "I oppose
'homosexual marriage.' I believe
that marriage should be between
one man and one woman only. In
Addition, I oppose giving benefits of
marriage 'to 'civil unions' between
members of the same sex. I pledge
to .defend the Biblical concept of
marriage as between one man and
one woman only."


Ducks Unlimited Fundraiser

Set for Thursday, Nov. 6th


The Gulf Poast Chapter of
Ducks Unlimited will hold its
annual fund-raising banquet on
Thursday, November 6th, at 6:00
.p.m. The event will be held at Box
R Ranch in western Franklin


Financial Responsibility


We, in Gulf County, appear to
be blessed with a majority of com-
missioners that have absolutely no
idea as to the meaning of the above
phrase as evident by their actions
during their last meeting. The
report, printed in The Star, clearly
indicates that this majority wishes
to return to the previous way ,of
handling county monies irregard-
less as to the long term outcome to
the taxpayer.
During this past year, a volun-
teer group was formed to act as a
Budget Advisory Committee,
because of the problems that were
generated during last year's budget
process. Sound recommendations
were made that would have saved
the county a great deal of money,
in time to come and until this last
meeting, it did appear that com-
mon sense would actually prevail
among our county commissioners.
All indications were that these rec-
ommendations would actually: be
included in the new budget, result-
ing in savings to the county. This
all was instantly destroyed during
this last' meeting.
It is unknown why so much is
needed by the Public Works and
Road Department "right now". jiust
because these items were included
in a previous budget is no reason
to spend the funds that will destroy
a more sound financial future for.

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reconditioned machines, rinot new,
until better items can be afforded.
If the job can still be done with
what you have, buy nothing.
Hopefully, it is not too late to
reverse the damage done by these
commissioners to the economic
condition of Gulf County. Why
should the; wishes of so few add
additional burdens on all the tax-
payers of this countV? Those of
you; who elected these commis-
sioners, should contact them and
express your concerns on this mat-
ter. If you wish to spend more of
your income for taxes, then thank
them for their actions, but on the
other hand, if you expect a better
financial future for Gulf County,
try to make them realize their mis-,
take.
-Roland Wilson

Thanks for a Great

Ghost on the Coast
S would just like to express my
thanks to everyone involved in the.
Ghost on The Coast festiYal that.
took place on Thursday. I have 2
small children and I thought it was
a fantastic evening which was a lot
of fun for both the children and the
parents. The band was very enter-
taining and we all had a great time.
It was nice to see so many peo-
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County.
The banquet will raise money
for local wetlands and waterfowl.
Advance tickets are on sale from
Andy Smith, 227-1133. Tickets will
not be available at the door.


pie come together in a safe, cor-
doned off area so the smaller chil-
dren could run around and have
fun without the worry of being hit
by a car. Again thanks to all.'
Suzanne Doran

"A Poor Veteran"
By:Naomi Robison
I saw a poor veteran beside the
road....
He had no clothes nor a place
to go...
No place to call home...
No shoes on his feet...
It had to be terrible to be in his
feet..
No wife to call wife...
No son to call son...
No funeral plans for when his
days are done...
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The Constitution City Business Association
i' is sponsoring the Fourth Annual

"Christmas on the Coast'
SCelebration
: -'_-.. Parade at
Si11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6
Line up begins at 10:00 a.m.
Tremendous cash prizes will be awarded
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Prizes of $500. $250 and $150 will be
awarded in each category. Theme for the
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Caswells Celebrate 25th


James "Buddy" and Ronda They have three
Caswell of Port St. Joe celebrated Matthew, and Time
their 25th wedding anniversary by members of First Ba]
spending a few days in St. Port St. Joe where B
Augustoie.
BuddNy and Ronda p were mar- Mnter of Music
ned at oMidnway Baptmst Church in Ronda is also em.
Panama Citv on November 4. 1978. church as secretary.


sons, Ryan,
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ptist Church of
uddy serves as
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Sea Oat & Coastal Erosion
Workshop November 13th


The Franklin County Soil and
Water Conservation District
(SWCD1 and the USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation Service
INRCS) will host a Sea Oat ,&
Coastal Erosion Workshop on
November 1:3th. at the St. George
Island Fire Department. 324 E.
Pine Avenue. on St. George Island.
The public work,-hop 'll begin
at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Two speakers.
Dr. John Hovanesian (a hydropon-
ics businessman) from Milton and
Sam Sanders of LUSDA-NRCS uin
Gainesville will present the pro-
gram. The topic of the program will


include building and maintaining
sand dunes with vegetation and
sand fencing, as well as the latest
methods of establishing sea oats
and other adapted coastal plant
species.
If anyone owns or has an inter-
est in coastal properties. or would
just like to learn about current
coastal erosion control methods.
then plan to attend this workshop.
For more information call
Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis at
the SWCD/NRCS office in
Blountstown. at 850-674-8271.


Emylee Is 6
Emylee Tull celebrated her
sixth birthday October 27th, with a
Barbie party at her' home in
Dothan, Alabama with friends and
family.
Emylee is the daughter of Lee
and Stacie Roberds of Dothan and
Darrell Tull of Selma, AL. Her
grandparents are Derrell and
Margaret Chitty and Darrell and
Rhonda Tull of Port St. Joe. Emylee
has two brothers, Jeremy and
Andrew Roberds of Dothan.
Gulf County
Genealogical
Soc. Meeting
November 8th
The Gull County Genealogical
Society will meet on Saturday.
November 8th. from 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon at the Port St. Joe
Library. They urge everyone to
please try and attend.
They will be discussing their
Christmas luncheon and up-com-
ing elections for the year 2004.
If anyone Is interested in seeing
the Port St. Joe history book that
the president is working on, please
attend the meeting. She has been
in touch with Bobby Bellows and
has collected many old photos of
past pioneer families which can be
seen at the meeting.
For more information. call
Beverly Douds at 229-1094 or
email her at
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Covenant Hospice Seeks

Special Events Volunteers


Covenant Hospice is seeking
energetic, compassionate volun-
teers to assist with special events
and fundraising activities
throughout the year. Whether it's
helping out with a golf tourna-
ment, a bereavement program or a
holiday celebration, your partici-
pation as a volunteer is greatly
needed and appreciated.
We encourage anyone who
loves to get involved in the com-
munity to become a heart of hos-


pice, even if you have only a little
time to give. The contributions of
volunteers help Covenant Hospice,
a non-profit organization, provide
a special kind of care to patients
with life-limiting illnesses and
their loved ones.
To learn more, please call
Shelley Frazier in Panama City at
850-785-3040 or toll-free at 866-
785-3040.


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Mr. and Mrs. Danny Little of
Wewahitchka would like to
announce the engagement and
Senior Citizens BBQ
Sandwich Plate Sale
Slated Nov. 14th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizenswill be selling those mouth
watering large BBQ beef sandwich
plates on November 14th, from
11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The sen-
ior citizens will deliver sandwich
plates to all businesses from Port
St. Joe to Mexico Beach. The pub-
lic is asked to call orders in to 229-
8466 before November 13th at 3:00
p.m.
The price of each plate will be
$3.50 and will include a large BBQ
beef sandwich, potato chips, pick-
les, and iced tea.
All proceeds will help pay for
the Meals on Wheels program for
Gulf County and unfunded pro-
grams for Bay and Gulf counties.

Senior Citizens To
Hold Yard Sale
November 15th
The Senior Citizens will be
holding a yard sale on Saturday,
November 15th, from 8:00 to 12:00
CT at 1300 Highway 98, Mexico
Beach. The yard sale will benefit
the senior citizens of Gulf County
and Mexico Beach. Watch The Star
for more information next week.


"Red Hat"

Chit-Chat
The newly formed chapter of
the Red Hat Society, of The
Beaches area, (name yett to be
announced) will meet at 9:00 a.m.
CT, Friday, November 14th, for
breakfast, at the Panama Cafe,
located at 4607 West Hwy 98
(across from Black Angus Steak
House, Panama City). Thereafter,
shop-shop-shopping will ,com-
mence at the Holly Fair, located in
the Boardwalk Beach Resort
Conference Center.
This, and other monthly activi-
ties, are open to members only. The
membership is presently closed at
a total of 46.


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


forthcoming marriage of their
daughter, Mandy Jill, to John V.
Murphy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
John V. Murphy, Sr. of Panama
City.
The bride-elect is a 1998 grad-
uate of Wewahitcka High 'School.
She is attending Gulf Coast,
Community College and is current-
ly employed with North Florida
Child Development, Inc.
The .groom is a graduate of
Rutherford High School. He is the
owner of John Murphy Framing,
Inc.
The wedding is planned for
November 15th at Whitfield Park in
Wewahitchka. A reception will,
immediately follow. All friends and,
relatives are invited to attend.


William Augustus Greeted by

Sisters Morgan & Madison


Morgan and Madison Griffin
are so excited to announce the
birth of their baby brother William
Augustus. He was born Monday,
October 20th, in Winter Haven.
Augustus weighed 8 lbs. 9 ozs.
arid was 22 inches long.
He is the son of Kevin and
Christy Griffin. His proud grand-
parents are Gus and Linda Griffin


of Port St. Joe, Pam and Terry
McDaniel of Wewahitchka, and
Cathy and Arthur Mott of Brooker.
His great-grandmothers are Elsie
Griffin of Port St. Joe and Minnie
Ola McDaniel of Wewahitchka.
Both Christy and Augustus
are doing great!


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home built in 2002 with a split floor plan and lots of
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molding and beautiful hardwood floors. $298,000


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Gulf front duplex on beautiful Cape San Bias. Fully
furnished with an excellent rental history. $280,000.


MLS# 97593 211 Cortez Street 2 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home on a 50 x 150 corner lot in St. Joe Beach.
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"Odd Couple" at Dixie 7th 8th & 9th


On Friday, November 7th, the
Panhandle Players will begin a
weekend of comedy at the Dixie
Theatre in Apalachicola.
The Odd Couple will start at
8:00 p.m.on Friday and Saturday,
November 8th. A matinee perform-
ance 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 office.
The Dixie Theatre is located in
downtown Apalachicola.

Gulf Transportation

Meeting Nov. 19th
The Gulf County
Transportation Disadvantaged
Coordinating Board announces a
meeting to which all persons are
invited. The agenda will include the
CTC Evaluations, Community
Transportation Coordinator's
Quarterly Operational and
Financial Report, Commission for
the Transportation Disadvantaged
Report, and Staff Report.
The meeting will be held at the
Gulf County Senior Citizens
Center, 120 Library Drive, Port St.
Joe, on Wednesday, November
19th, at 2:00 p.m.
For more information, or for
special accommodations at the
meeting because of a disability or
physical impairment, contact Van
Bailey at the Apalachee Regional
Planning Council at (850) 674-
4571.

Ladies Aux. VFW

Honors Veterans
The Ladies Auxiliary to Wewa
VFW Post 8285 will honor veterans
and families by hosting a free vet-
erans day dinner on Tuesday,
November 11th, at the Wewa
Community Center at 6:00 p.m.
Go and enjoy fellowship, good
food, entertainment, and door
prizes.
For questions or an interest in
membership, call Commander Rex
or Auxiliary President Kathryn
Outlae at 639-2055.


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* Hwy C-30 : biadimrg Io. 100 I 200'
$99,000 each or package deal for both
across from Treasure Bay.

* Lot 13 W. Creekview Dreve 1 2 Acre,
MOL creeilfiai ar S iou Mil Creck. Call for
aiE: $10,000

* Lot 7 Bdgewater Subd. St. Joe Beach
* Great corer IcL gulf rvie 60' x 185'
$160,000


00 Sesame Street & Sycamore Street
Corner Lo REDUCED PRICE $10,000.
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formica counter tops and cabinets. One of the most
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40 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach UNOBSTRUCTED GULF
S VIEW 3 BR/2 BA home totally renovated in 2001 -
replumbed, rewired, new appliances, windows, front porch
Enclosed heated & cooled. Many other improvements. Just
10 move in and enjoy the view! $575,000. Ask for Ellen.
MLS#95491


406 Nautilus Dr. Seashores S/D St. Joe
Beach. Beautiful and comfortable 3 BR/2 BA home
in quiet, nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceiling in liv-
ing room with fireplace. Decorator touches through-
out. 4 years old and well maintained. $289,000.
MLS#97696 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext
16 or 647-8939


iYo rar cer Ave. nrgnlana view a OK/ I
BA home on 2 lots one block to bay yet close to town!
All property fenced. Very large workshop in back
yard. Great for fisherman. $149,900
MLS#97699 Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext
16 or 647-8939


ULP rKUNII .UNUuI or eSAC.LIrra. ju rlorila
Style with New Modern Interiors. Large 3 BR/2 1/2 BA
End Unit Condo in gated community on America's
Number One Beach. Best Views Possible Great Sunsets.
Compare view, size and location. Call Preston Russ
at 850-227-9600. MLS#95348 Only
$449,000


Wewahitchka, 251 Stanley Drive 4 BR/5+
BA home west of Wewahitchka in the Dalkeith area.
This ranch style home sits on two oversized lots.
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plan home sits aprx. 400ft from the beach on a 75x90 LR, den, built in staircase to HUGE attic & widows walk. in the back of property. Over 3500 sq. ft. and includes backyard patio areas for each. Shared laundry space. to downtown. Would make great rental or first home.
lot. Call Patricia Raap @ 648.5683 ext. 15 TOO many extras, must see to believe. Offered at in ground pool. $350,000 For more info, call Great rental potential. MLS#97155 $479,500. Call Needs TLC. $120,000 Call Carol Bell 850-
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10-12
Division
The Constitution
City Business Associa-
tion hosted Ghosts on
the Coast to celebrate
Halloween last
Thursday. Winners in
the costume contest
are shown in the
accompanying photos.
In the 10 to 12
year old category, left
to right, first place
Shelby Scheffer and
Morgan Peak, second
place Austin Williams
and third place Dylan
Jackson.


7-9
Division
In the 7 to 9-
year-old category,
left to right, Mathew
Jackson, first place
Cory Walding and
second place Tyler
McGuffin.


4-6
Division
In the 4 to 6-
year-old category,
left to right, third
place Caroline Rish,
first place Alyssa
Shover, and second
place Austin Nobles.





In the newborn to 3-year-old
ccatgory, left to right, first place
Kevin Lacivita, '; second place
Savannah Kelley and third place
Riley Gillman.
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exceeded that of all otherAfrican leaders. In
S1935, Italy invaded and overran the country.
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Florida residents could not choose Abraham
Lincoln as their candidate in the 1860 Presi-
dential election. The Presidential candidates.
included John C. Breckenridge, a southern
Democrat who won the state; Stephen A.'
Douglas, a northern Democrat, and John C.
Bell, of the Constitutional Union Party. Find out
why Lincoln was not a candidate, and see the
results for Alachua County at
. http://www.floridamemory.com/
FloridaHighlights/AlachuaReturns/
AlachuaReturns.cfm.


LOSERS CAN BE WINNER
H e was an extraordinary man. He came into the world on May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri. He departed it eighty-eight years
later on December 26, 1972 in Independence, Missouri. About him, it has been said that: "His courage was the courage of his
convictions."
Following high school, he crossing the country making as many as five speech
attended college but left before V day. Town by town, the crowds grew larger and mo
graduating. Until age thirty-two enthusiastic. Regardless, those watching the campaif
li F I rir r., then World For a living never considered that he might actually v
waj I .llcJ in.r he served ,. In early September one of the country's most respe
overseas as an army captain. polling organizations, the Roper-Center, stopped
S i" `',; II. '.,;i.-.I .,, following the election when Elmo Roper said:
..' TT.,',,, ., OiT .~E is almost asgood as elected
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liked politics, so he ran for mustpretend he is witnessing a neck and
election as a local judge in 1922 neck race.
and-won. Election Day was November 2, 1948. The next
In 1934, he became a U.S. --- morning, newspapers across the countrytrumpeted
Senator. In 1944, he was ,ewey's victory. In deference to Truman, the Detroi
chosen to mn as Vice-President on the hero, to become the Democratic candidate. He. Free Press aid he was: "a game littlefellow, who neversougL
Democratic ticket that won the refused, and Harry Truman became the nominee. thePresidency and was lost in it, but who went douwnfightin
election. After serving less than ninety The Republican nominee was Thomas E. Dewey, ivith all he had. .
days the President died, so on April who had nearly beaten Roosevelt in 1944. Running There was only one small problem with these post election
12, 1945 this extraordinary man a campaign crafted to make him appear stories. Harry Truman was.still President. He had defeated
became our thirty-third President. His Presidential, the Saturday Evening Post reported that Deiey by over 3,000,000 votes, taking twenty-nine states.
name was Harry S Truman. Dewey: Election of 1948 has been called the most astonishing politic
Three years later, Truman was not talks not like a man who wants to be upset of the twentieth century. Was it really, or were the vc
the person Democratic Party leaders President, but like a man who already is not being heard? Take The Web Journey: After that, you
wanted to see as, their 1948 Presi- President in eiyrthing but name, and who decide.
dental candidate. They saw him as merely is awaiting the inaugural date before A
weak and unelectable, so they asked taking over. 9 y
Dwight Eisenhower, a World War II Meanwhile, Harry Truman was tirelessly criss-


American Experience:
TrFuman -'
This resource is the companion to the PBS
film about the life of Harry Truman. It in-
cludes a detailed biography, timeline of his
career, discussions of his Presidency, and
numerous documents from that era. Web
Address:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/
truman/index:html.


Upset Truman's Whistle Stop
Campaign Remembered
Prepared by the Missouri State Archives, this resource
was created as part of their fiftieth anniversary recog-
nition of the 1948 campaign. It offers information a out
Trumanis nomination, the campaign, the election, and his
1949 inauguration.
Web Address:
http://www.sos.state.mo.us/archives/
exhibits/lrumanProject/.


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online exhibit examines how reporters have covered Presidential
elections throughout the twentieth century. Also included is an essay
by Doris Kears Goodwi titled Presidential Campaigns and the Press:
1896 2000. Web Address:
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Correction Officer Class

Graduates from GCCC


SlCeeCe Nes Home.

CeeCee Needs A Home


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Cee Cee. a 5 month old tri-colored
female kitty (pictured); Corliss, a
small female white with brown
markings; Dottie, a very small
spotted female. breed unknown;
Cindi, a tabby\ kitty 14 weeks old;
Stumpy, a boston bull terrier mix
puppy; Turbo, a beautiful eleven,
month old male mix.
Crystal, a 4 month old female

"Waiting For

Godot" at GCCC
Gulf Coast Communit College
Theatre will present \Vaitini for
Godot" on November 14. 15. It6.
21, 22 ard 23 in the Amelia Center
Lab Theatre on campus.
Performancesj \\ill take place at
7:31 p.m. on Fridays and
Saturday ad 2.30 p m. on
Sunday.
"Waiting for Godot" was
Samuel Beckett's first profession-
ally produced play. T-wo men.
Vladimir and Estragon. are the
focal point of the story. They are
seemingly homeless and wait on a
country road for a man they
believe is named Godot. They pass
their time as painlessly as possi-
ble. 'entertainiifg themselves with
wpcrdplaj. nonnnse and childish
games. The result is.aa--rjmical and
often unsettling summation of the
search for mankind's existence.
The play was first produced in
1953 and GCCC's production
helps celebrate the fiftieth anniver-
sary; of this twentieth-century
drariia. Mat Birmingham will play
Vladimir, Tristan McGee is cast as
Estragon, Susan Seay as Pozzo
and Landon Smith as Lucky. The
play will be directed by Chuck
Clay, who is also in charge of light-
ing design. The set design will be
by Melissa Brannon.
Tickets are available at the
door. The' price, of admission for
adults is $10 and students $5.
The play is recommended for high
school students and adults.
Admission is free for GCCC faculty,
staff, students and FSU-PC stu-
dents.
For additional information,
call 872-3886.


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ttg square feet with showroom and 3
S offices plus additional storage.
SRecently renovated. Priced to sell @
$250,000.


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boasts superb views, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spacious decks, snappy
decor and much more! OFFERED
FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
$289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.


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Green Hill, Gulf View, $145,000.
Country Club Drive @ $125,000.
Moonrise Drive on Cape Son Bias
$165,000.
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre
+-, $350,000.
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sweeping views of the Gulf -
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BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace,
wet bar, and professionally decorated.
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Gulf front
Impressive owner occupied
Gulf front home built in
1997, great landscaping, fabu-
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available. MLS#96287. Call
Margaret or Jeff Fletcher,
Realtor 866-654-0999.


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Port St. Joe -.Bayview
Lights! Camera! Action' Over
9,000 sq. ft. brick and steel,
manager's apartment, upstairs
storage. MLS#92245. i.Video
Merchant not included). Call
Paula or Wade Clark.
Realtors 800-411-371-.

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$395 000
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Cape San Bias Gulf front
! Several beachfront units and
one first-tier duplex left in this
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Gated entry, pool, boat park-
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PARADISE '" $300 00
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New 1/2 of duplex has been
professionally decorated. Eas i .
access to nice beaLch. 0
MLS#96308. Call Pauleue
Cleare, Realtor 866-65-i-
0999.


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i . j Room for the whole family
i ..llikin.. reunion in this updated home.


S i'o master suites. Down-
244 ';ai stairs set up with its own
Kitchenette, bath and two bed-
rooms. MiLS#95985. Call
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$7500066-65-q-'1-999.


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Four bedroom, three and one-
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While downstairs, pickled pine
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/ Realtor'? 866-654-0999.


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411-3717.


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St. John's Episcopal Celebrates100th


St. John's Episcopal Church is
celebrating 100 years of service in
Wewahitchka this month. The con-
gregation existed for several years
before the church building, which is
now owned by the First
Presbyterian Church, was erected
in 1903.
The construction of the church
was financed by Dr. John Keyes, a
dentist and physician, who had
arrived in Wewahitchka inl875.
Dr. Keyes was a native of
Montgomery, Alabama. He had vis-
ited Panama City before the Civil
War. While there he met and mar-
ried Miss Julia Henz, daughter of
the noted southern writer,' Caroline
Lee Henz. Lake Caroline in Panama
City is named after Mrs. Henz.
After serving as a surgeon dur-
ing the Civil War, Dr. Henz took his
family,, and joined thousands of
other prominent expatriate south-
erners into a self-imposed exile in
Brazil.
In 187q, a now prosperous Dr.
Keys returned his family to the
United States. Five years later the
family settled in Wewahitchka.
To honor his two daughters, Dr.
Keys named the twin lakes in down-


town Wewahitchka, Lake Julia and
Lake Alice.
It was Dr. Keys who hired Mr.
Francis Rummel, an immigrant car-
penter from Bohemia to construct
St. John's Church building. The
building was completed shortly
after .Mr. Rummel's move, from
Augusta Georgia, to Wewahitchka.
The Rt. Rev. Edwin G. Weed,
third Bishop of Florida, traveled
from Jacksonville, around the


southern tip of Florida on a sloop,
then by steamboat to the docks at
the now abandoned town of lola.
From lola, he rode in Dr. Key's car-
iiage to Wewahitchka where he con-
secrated the new building, on
November 26, 1903.
Part of St. John's centennial
celebration will include a ground-
breaking ceremony for the new
church they plan to build. just four
miles north of its present location.


This event is scheduled for
Satui-day, November 22nd at 4:00
p.m. The Rt. Rev. Philip NM. Duncan,
II will travel from Pensacola to offi-
clate. His journey\- hold be much
less .arduous than was tlat of
Bishop Weed.
The public is cordially invited to
this. event, and to the Holy
Eucharist ,at 8:00 a.m. Sunday
morning.


Dedication Sunday at New Harvest


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. The featured speaker
for both services will be Brother
Dave Fernandez from ,Oak Grove
Assembly of God inPort St. Joe.
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


TQ KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

:ST. JAMES' 1;
1^ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


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



First Baptist Churci
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
PeriL \'i,:kcr Pastor... ...
St., ':Bddv Co5 oUell r m,' r i ..'.: ,, Education
A lichel Roge-' ; .,. I
Sunday School ... .. ... 9 d5 am .
Morning \V/orshp Ser 'ice 8:30 &e 11:00 am
.''i Disciple Trair;ng .. .. 6-00 pm
.1 -_r Evening Worihip ....... '. .7:00 pm7
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ......... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri. Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET


\ "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"


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

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ........ ... .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .... ....... ....... .. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ... .. .............. ..6.00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


is
hihe


Discover God's Love! .
Everyone welcome


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 allages)
Wednesday Children & Youth Missions at 7 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Adult Praise Choir at 8 p.m.
Bru,'e Duty. Pastor :.


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


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
hew facility. They w sh to show their


thanks to everyone who has bless
them so much with their prayer
.time and financial contribution
enabling their dream to become
reality.
New Harvest Fellowship
located in Wewahitchka at 1800
Highway 71, just north of the Wi
Arm Bridge. For more information
call 639-3716 or 639-9686.


Pastor Appreciation at Philadelphi

Primitive Baptist November 23rd


The Elder Jessie Hawkins, pas-

Beach Baptist
Chapel Dinner
Menu
The menu for Wednesday night
dinner at Beach Baptist Chapel,
November 12th, will be chicken and
dumplings, carrot and raisin salad,
dessert and tea. Dinners iay 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.., .- i lA


tor of Philadelphia Primitive Baptist,
will be honored with an apprecia-
tion service on November 23rd.
The Pastor's Aide Club will host
a worship service on Thursday,
November 20th, at 7:00 p.m. with
the Elder .Raines and the New
Jersusalem Church congregation of
Wewahitchka as guests. Everyone is
invited to attend these services.


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


/ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
". DF g 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Sunday Worship :. ... .:10 a.m. senh Slreer
Fellowship Time ... 10:45 a.m.
Adult School .. 11 a.m. /
P AI>


*Sunda\ School


*Young Children,


Pastor Ren.r. Reid Ca nmeron


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Highway 71/ Ceil Cosir, Sr Blvd/


"F .-il ,-hur,-ih rhi i it u., .J t. '.
IT STILL I' -T

pligglana 1Qut efaptist (11 ure
S52 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
S. (50)227-106 :
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! E ": 7:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOPD '0', H HtI. W HI A;W .,,rY! ,j 7:00 p.m.


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


Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m..
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
S All Times are EST


Dan Rhodes PASTOR
Jarrod Wester
Director of Youth Ministries
Heather Smith
Director of Children's Ministries
Robin Downs
Director of Music


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


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


"This Hope" At 1st Baptist Sunday


'This Hope" will be at First
Baptist Church on November 9th.
at 11:00 a.m.
"This Hope" is a five member
male group whose goal is to glorih
God through music. They have
been singing professionally since


1996, and have traveled through-
out the United States and overseas.
"This Hope" sings a unique blend of
a. cappella and accompanied
music. The public is invited to
attend.


New Hope Pastor Appreciation Nov, 9th
5 e d r p .. ..
rs, New Hope Baptist Church of be the guest speaker.
ns, Wewahitchka will celebrate "Pastor Go and celebrate1 Jesus with
a Appeciation ,Day" Sunday, ihem as they honor their pastor
November 9th, at 11:00 a.m. Rev.
Ais Luther Baker, pastor of Mt. Carmel and his wife, Rev. and Sis. Leon
N. Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, will Jones.
'nt "Gospel Shoes at Philadelphia Primitive

1a Philadelphia Primitive Baptit featured along with a dramatic


Church Matron's Auxiliary will
present a "Gospel Shoes" program
on Sunday evening, November 9th,
at 6:00 p.m. Various gospel
groups, choirs, and soloists will be


rendition of shoe styles and
Christian behavior.
The public is corially invited to
attend. The church is located, on
Avenue D in.Port St. Joe.


SChurch of Christ

Sat the Beaches

314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
3 Sunday Bible Siudy ... .. 10.00 am EST
SSunday Worship. .......11.00 am EST
SWednesday Bible Study..... 7:00 pm EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


ST. JOH. 'S

EPISCOPAL CHURCH
334 S. Hwy. 71- P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
S8:00 am Sunday
JHUFT@AOL.COM 850-639-2280




Family Life Church
"Touching:Lives with thi Love of Jesus"


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


H-. "8
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P4 d Ave.
SFamily Life Church
Wewahitchko


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

"The Churches of Christ Salute Yof"
Roinans 16:16

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


SFirst United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach '
111 North 22nd Street Mexic BeachFL 3 +10:'
Sunday Worship Services:,
Traditional .................... .................... 9:00 a.m., CT
Contemporary ....................................... ... 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open'doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Revi Ted Lovelace, Postor ..NURSERY PROV DED Church/Office: 648-8820




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


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


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


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News Column Faith
Christian School


We want to remind our readers
of our annual Harvest Festival
which will be held this Saturday,
November 8th, from 3:00 until 7:00
p.m. in Frank Pate Park. Come by
to browse through all the vendor
booths and community displays
and stay for a delicious grilled
chicken dinner served with a half
chicken, baked beans, cole slaw,
bread and a drink. Benny Roberts
famous barbecue sauce will "tickle
your tongues" along with gospel
music to "touch your heart"; There
will also be hot dogs, Ricky
Barfield's boiled peanuts, and


homemade bakery goods to enjoy.
Sgt. Stacy Strickland of the
Gulf County Sheriffs Department
has joined us for a 17-week pro-
gram with our students. He will
present the Drug Abuse Resistance
Education to the fifth and sixth
grade students and will visit with
the pre-kindergarten through.
fourth grade boys and girls. The
DARE program is designed to help
the students resist the temptation
to become involved in drug use
whether it be alcohol, tobacco, or
hard drugs. We are glad to have
him with us on Mondays.


Faith Christian Will Host Its

Annual Harvest Festival Nov. 8


This Saturday; November 8thl
beginning at 3:00 p.m., Faith
Christian School will hold its anni-
al Harvest Festival in Frank Pate
Park ii Port St. Joe. The many
activities will continue until 7:00'
p.m.
Their famous Bar-B-Q chicken
dinners, cooked by Benny Roberts,
will include 'a half chicken, baked
beans, cole "slaw, bread, and a
drink. The dinners will be served
from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. and the
price is still $5.00. There will also
be hot. dogs, homemade cookies,
cakes, and pies for sale. There will
be ample seating and music for
those who dine at the park and
carry out will be available.
The fundraising coordinator,
Diane Pitts, has added extra excite-
ment to the festival bjy hosting'
many vendors, advertising booths,
and community service dfl1's:
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SImports, Suncoast Landscaping,
Mary Kay Consultants,, Creative
Memories, Emerald Bay Ent., Old
Country Church, Tyndall 'Ty",
Prickly Pears, Periwinkle Places,
The Lily Pad, Portside Photography,
R& H Industries, Humane Society,
Fun Jump, the police, EMT, fire
departments and Smokey Bear.
Barbara Eells will be bringing birds
of the.area for display. There will be
a variety,pf games for the children,
including balloon darts, duck
pond, bean bag toss, ring toss, bas-
ketball toss, golf, and tricycle
races.
Plan to join the fun, fellowship,
and good food at the Faith
Christian Harvest Festival on
Saturday afternoon. Bring family
and friends and enjoy the festivi-
ties.


We also welcome Don
Washabaugh into our school office.
He will be filling in for Mazie Stone
during the time that she will be
teaching in grades nine and ten.
Mr. Washabaugh has a Business
Management Degree from Penn
State and has been working with
various juvenile division programs
in Gulf County. He is a member of
the First United Methodist Church
in Port St. Joe.
The high school students had a
great time at The Wilds camp in
North Carolina. Please watch the
next Lion's Tale for articles that


they will write.
Progress reports will be sent
home today, November 6th.
Parents are asked to check them
over, sign, and return them the
next day. If you want to have a con-
ference with your child's teacher,
call the office at 229-6707.
The Parent Teacher Fellowship
met last Monday to discuss plans
for the Harvest Festival and for the
building of our Christmas parade
float. We invite our readers to be a
part of both activities.


Shop at the Mall

Your link to the best stores on the internet.

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


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


Monthly Tax Total
Rent
$ 79.00 $5.14 $ 84.14
$ 89.00 $ 5.79 $ 94.79
$ 98.00 $ 6.37 $104.37
$100.00 $ 6.50 $106.50
$110.00 $10.40 $170.40


Unit Monthly Tax Total
Size Rent
9.5 x8 $ 93.00 $ 6.05. $ 99.05
10 x 20 $174.00 $11.31 $185.31
12 x 16 $167.00 $10.86 $177.86
11 x18 $172.00 $11.18 $183.18


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


Mexico Beach







1402 Hwy 98 Mexico Beach, FL,

www.imexicobeachharmonrealty.com

800-239-4959 850-648-5767

i' L Associates:


Broker/Owner Joan Lovelace

Margie Raffield


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SHOWCASE
1001 Hwy. 98 This unique
Sdesignr and Floor plan maximizes the
income producing capabilities of this
GULF FRONT properly. 5 BR/5 BA
S with two levels that can be rented
together or as individual units
Completely furnished and decorated
On a 66.6' Gulf front lot
tl i $1,200,000.00


7201 Hwy 98 Hava Bias -
GULF FRONT 2 BR/2 1/2 BA
duplex on street end at St. Joe-
Beach Large upper and lower pri.
vote covered decks Currently on
rental prograrfr $595,000.00


El Dalton 126 A 5. 42nd
Street GULF FRONT 3 BR/2 5 BA
town home on 32 92' gulf Iront lot
Covered deck off living room and
sun deck off master bedroom
Completely Furnished and currently
on rental program $425,000.00


'Bluewater Thownhome#9 -
CANAL FRONT 2 BR/2 BA BEACH
SIDE brown home with boal dock and
pool. Easy. short access lo Beach!
Completely furnished and decorated
$365,000.00


1309 Hwy. 98 Beautiful
666 80' Gulf Front lol zoned
Touritl Commercial
$599,400.00


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BA mobile home with 16 x24 front
Florida room on nice lot al quiet
street end Only steps to the dedical
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Paoed drie..'ay with single car car-
port and large storage shed
$159,500.00


204 Hwy 98 Cule updated 2
BR I BA cottage ,ith fannairc Gulf
,e., located ai Dedicaled Beach area
of Mex.co Beach Screened porch
plus elevated iun deck New 3 car
garage ofi Oleander A.,enue On
50 xl50 lot $495,000.00
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2790 Hwy. 98 Prime Commercial Investment -
Business is relocating Bay view location with many pos-
sibilities. This will be one of the first commercial sites when
Hwy. 98 is re-routed. $795,900.00


3903 Hwy.. 98 Beach Side property zoned Tourist
Commercial. 2 corner lots with 100' on Hwy. 98 x 150' deep.
40'x70' Spurry All Steel building with 20' roll up doors
approved for 180 mph wind load. Built in 1-995.
$1,100,000.00


NEW LI
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209 Louisiana Drive Cozy 3
BR/2 BA mobile home on 75'x125'
lot only sleps to the dedicated beach.
Living room has vaulted ceiling, mas-
rer bath has garden tub and master
bedroom has .aulted ceilng 2 car
parking at front Nice neighbor-
hood. great lot and yard area
S115.000.00


6677 Alabama Avenue 2
BR/2 BA older home on 2 large lots
with beautiful oak trees, 2 living
areas and possible 3rd BR Screened
porch and large cypress workshop
Windows & storm doors upgraded,
bull on book cases make an oFfer!
5269,900.00


209 Balboa Street Neai 3 1904 Forest Park BeautiFul 2
BR/2 BA mobile home on 75'x75' lot slory 3 BR/2 5 BA Victorian home
only steps to the beach Large from "th a 3001 SF bonus room that has-
FLorida room, 2 car covered carport n t been Fnshed, great for another
and large storage/work shop bedroom or home office Located in
Fenced back yard area Priced a wonderful neighborhood near
right at 5115,000.00 schools $259,900.00

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136 Balboa Street 3 BR/2 BA
home in restricted subdivision ,n SI
Joe Beach Back yard has a deck
with great view of the beach Newly
panmed inside and out plus new,
ceramic tile in hI,,ng room, kitchen
and bath Dedicated beach, rool!l
$259,900.00


422 Texas Drive Pre-conslruclon
home soon to be under construction 3
BR/2 BA has Iing room w.th vaulted
ceiling. kachen with full bar, and single
car garage Ceramic tile Foyer and
baths On 100'x108' landscaped lot
wilh underground sprinkler system
5187,900.00 PRE-CONSTRUC-
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Paradise Cove Subdivision Affordable subdvi;ion wl my ensLQr e og average 7 eah landscaped entrance, praed steet wh ribbon curb-
,ng large pond. c;ty water and seer. underground l Iyll access to dedicated beach areaol Federal Flood
Insurance Coenanls arnd Restrictions Architectural Controls Now available at $79,900.00
000 Hwy 386 BeautiFul lot close to the beach with mature trees partially cleared $95,000.00
129 Cortez St. 3 lot in hrst block from dedicated beach BLK 4. Lots 15. 16. 17, Yon's Addlion Property size is 150 x 125' Selling all three lots together. Old home on
sire 5450,000.00
244 Balboa St. 75'xl 50' lot in 2nd block at SI Joe Beach that has been cleared and has drvewcy and storage shed The property has electric and a shallow well,
shed RV hookup $115,500.00
406 Arizona Dr. 100'x 108 res.dernial lot is Iurlsdci ER.fl R ol0NTRACIT COE permits to clear and fill pad Copy of permits on file with listing
agent 556,900.00
400 Maryland Blvd. Large 100 X1l5' lot ready to bn2fflM MP i tftf1n paid Trees cut to make room for your home. 16 loads of quality fill
d.ri spreadd o1, lot Only 3 block 1to dedicated beach $8 1 ,


Barbara

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Port St. Joe High Announces


Names of Honor Students


Tim Wilder, principal of Port St.
Joe High School, this week released
the names of students who earned
the distinction of being named to
the honor roll. Those who earned
the honor are:
9th Grade-All A's: Jimmy
Curry.
All A's and B's: Dusty Alford,
Mica Ashcraft, Jennifer Bland, Amy
Brockman, David Dennington,
Samantha Denton, Angelica
Driesbach, Brian Edmonis, Warren
Floyd, Richard Hunter, Kurtis
Krum, Leah Miniat, Shayla
Nickson, Jason Price, Zeke
Stevens, and Gabrielle Whittington.
10th Grade-All A's: Tom
Boone, Jeremy Couch, Kelly
Geoghagan, Elizabeth Gibson,
Carmen Hill, Michelle Perrin, and
Jessie Weimorts.
All A's and B's: Eunece Bryant,
Alisha Chavous, Jenna Chesser,
Gekella Clemmons, .Lindsey


Dimitrijevich, Nicole Ford, Andrew
Furr, Daniel Garcia, Katie Hoffman,
Cherish Jacobs, Alison Kennedy,
Helen Kilbourn, Henry Kirby,
Danielle Krasniqi, Brittany Kropp,
Kayleigh Lewis, Kristina Lomelin,
Victoria McCall, Anna McFarland,
Courtney Mork, Zach Norris,
Ashlyn Parker, Emily Raffield,
Rebecca Schell, Teri Strain, Jordan
Todd, and, Haley Watford.
11th Grade-All A's: Casey
Flanagan, Heather Gavigan,
Jonathan Howse, Aaron Little,
Whitney Nixon, Maggy Quaranta,
Anna Salzer, and Laura Seay.
All A's and B's: Travis Burge,
Caroline Capps, Lacy Carter, Laura
Leigh Clements, Beth Cordova,
Joshua Dailey, Rebekah Farmer,
Lacey Franklin, Heather
Henderson, Natasha Henry,
Kendall Hicks, Shere Higgins, Erin
Hill, Jena Hogan, Nick Hunter,
Justin Lyons, Daniel MacDermid,


NJROTC News


This past Friday, October 31st,
the NJROTC cadets volunteered at
the Elementary Fall Festival. Some
of the cadets were assigned booths
and others helped by escorting the
children throughout the festival.
The cadets were very thankful for
being able to attend and engage in
the festivities.
On Saturday, November 1st,
the NJROTC' participated in the
Apalachicola Seafood Festival
parade. The, color guard, com-
manded by c/LCDR Kris Searcy,
and the drill team, commanded by
c/Ens Jenny Garth, led the
parade. The drill team did a few
chants and some exhibition move-
merits that raised the crowd. After
the parade, the cadets were able to
finish the rest of the day having fun
at the festival.
All of the cadets, who attended
the homecoming parade and the
seafood parade, will be treated to

Oops!!
Congratulations to Porsche
Sandlin who was inadvertently left
off of the 11th grade honor roll for
Wewahitchka High School. Porsche
made all A's and B's.


pizza, on Thursday, November 6th,
at lunch. If you attended, don't for-
get to wear your yellow ROTC shirt.
This is a reminder for all ROTC
parents. There will be a booster
club meeting on Thursday,
November 21st, in the ROTC room.
Hope to see you there.
Our current fundraiser is a
"Rent-a-Squad" fundraiser. We will
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 m competition nwth
each other for a paint ball outing in
December. All funds raised \Mill
help to support our planned tinpto
Lake Howell High School in Winter
Park, on Valentine weekend for a
NJROTC Field Meet Competition If
you would like to "Rent-a-Squad"
for yard work on November 8th.
15th, or 22nd, please call Senior
Chief Wayne Taylor at the NJROTC
Office. The phone number is 229-
6177. If it's during a class, please
leave a message on the voice mail
and he will return your call.
Homes for work need to be in the
Port St Joe area please.
Semper Fi,
c/Ens Hillary Van Zant


Kenny McFarland, Kyle Pickett,
Charissa Raffield, Penny Ramos,
Branden Thomas, Megan Todd,
Jessie Wagner, and Kayla White.
12th Grade-All A's: Brittany
Alford, Rachel Bixler, Tommy
Curry, David Hopper, Ashley
McIntire, Ali McKeithen, Randi
Sasser, and Melody Zimmerman.
All A's and B's: Jeff Bailey,
Becky Belin, Stephen Besore,
Jessica Bland, Shawna Bond,
Meggie Boone, Shanna Collier,
Brittany Crocker, Ashby Davis,
Micah Dodson, Robert Dykes,
Jimmy Foster, Chris Fuze; Kale
Guillot, Vic Hamilton, Jennifer
Haun, Moses Medina, Melissa
Nixon, Chad Olson, BJ Pierce, Nick
Reynolds, Kris Searcy, Preston
Wigsten, and Monica Zito.

Book Fair at St.
Joe Elementary
It's about books. It's about
children! It's about fun! It's the
.2003 Book Fair-a special time for
the entire school community,
being held at Port, St. Joe
Elementary School Media Center
from November 10th-14th. The
Book Fair will be open each day
from 8:30-3:00.
Plan now to attend the "Family
Night at the Book Fair" scheduled
for November 10th, from 5:00-
8:00. It's the highlight of the Book
Fair and brings families together
with books for everyone. This is a
perfect time to explore the afford-
able books and products with the
children. Plus, a .portion of the
sales benefits the school directly.
Help build a child's classroom
library by donating books through
.the teacher's wish list program.
Book tides are hand picked by
each teacher, and every book rep-
resents a much. needed library
selection for their classroom.
A child's teacher may even be
surprised with a Book Fair Gift
Certificate. The certificates will be
available at the book fair when it is
open.
Parents are encouraged to
take time for this special event.
Help a child appreciate good litera-
ture. Family and friends are invit-
ed to go anytime the Book Fair is
c en.-
"111'ea .


PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DOLPHIN NEWS
Please bring your family to our
Book Fair on Monday, November
10th, from,5:00-6:30 in the media
center. Refreshments will be
served. Following the Book Fair you
will have an opportunity to visit
your child's classroom from 6:30-
7:00 and attend the PTO meeting
from 7:00-7:30 in the auditorium.
Our Book Fair will be held the
week of November 10th-14th in the
mediacenter.
Your child will be bringing
home information about visiting
our school during the week of
November 17th-21st.
Our student, government is
sponsoring a canned goods drive
for Thanksgiving. Please bring in
canned goods to be donated to fam-:
ilies in need.
Students at Port St. Joe
Elementary School are collecting
coins for computers. Please help
our school toward saving money so
we can purchase new computers
for the classrooms and computer
labs. Students are asked to turn
the coins in to Ms. Watson in the

Accepting donations from
the public to help pay the
funeral expenses for
Sihane SEruggs, a 25 year
old who lost his life, teav-
ing a wife and three chil-
dren behind. Please ffee
free to deposit directly into
an account at 'The Ban*k
account # 5000221597 or
Contact Teresa Barns at.
229-7738 or !Paul iftbert
at 527-7374.
Thank You for all your
hiep. ,
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MILLVIEW/NORTH PORT ST. JOE

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If so, you may wish to attend the following informational

meeting about a class action lawsuit against

The St.Joe Company.




Tuesday, November 11,2003

S7:00 p.m.
David Jones Memorial Gym
414 Kenny Street .. : .' '
Millview/Port St. Joe


The meeting is open to all property owners within Millview/North Port St. Joe west of North Bay
Street (except for the defendant, The St. Joe Company, any predecessors in interest to the
defendant, any entity in which the defendant has a controlling interest, any current employees,
officers, or directors of defendant, and the legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns of
defendant)





The meeting is being sponsored by
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Peacebuilders of the Week

Peacebuilders f9r the Week of October 27-31st. Front row, left to right, Kindergarten, Katie Nobles, Pre-K, A.J.
Brake. Back row, left to right, 5th grade, Kacey Thomas, 4th grade, Natalie Wood, 3rd grade, Karah Bradley, 2nd
grade, Sydney Owens. Not available for picture, 1st grade, Damien Wallace, Kindergarten, Heather Brake.


PSJ Elementary Honor Roll


SThe' following students made
the honor roll for the first nine
weeks.
1st Grade-All A's: Cameron
Alcorn, Brandi Barnes, Dallas
Bird, Kenny Bradley, ,Cole
Cryderman, Lindsay Furr, Gabriel
Hendry, Connor Hermsdorfer,
Janel Kerigan, Sarah Liffick, Haley
McCroan, Austin Purswell, Kiana
Rouse, Reed Smith, Dave
Warriner, and Nicole Windolf.
SAll A's' ard B's: Dayja Adams,
Zachary Adelsberger, Haley
Anderson, Kirstal Beard, Chelsie
Btant, Dalton Brewer, Stephanie
Brinkmeier, Jarkeice Davis,
Cameron Haire, Bethany Hall,
Haley Hunt, Zachory Jasinski,
Rebecca King, Chelsea Kuhlman,
Ilianna Maestri, Justin Martin,
Haleigh McDaniel, Suede Nolan,
Hayden Palmer, Travarous Riley,
Karilynn Samuelson, Carl Sheline.
Joh'irtii 6ti. ReE'-1_ S'rmnth.
Tcesi-,jTavl or,,, a j dA-Ts_ cstildi,
Drmin Wallace, 1'alt Wilder,
SMckayla Woodham, Haley Wood,
arid Tony Yowell.
S2nd Grade-All A's: Ben
Bridges, Amy Butler, Tamara
Chambers, Alyssa Davis, Heather
Faircloth, Drew Lacour, Andre Le,
.Kayla Lindsey, Ashlin 1Morgan,
Kaleb Odom, Sydney Owens,
Morgan Palmer, Jimmy Pate,.
Project Graduation
Thanks Howell Tackle
Howell Tackle, located on
Highway 98 in St Joe Beach,
recently, hosted an open house at
their new location. As part of their
festivities, seafood dinners were
sold and served by Port St. Joe
High School parents and student
volunteers.
To show their support for the
community, Howell Tackle donat-
ecd the $774.00 raised by the
seafood dinner sales to the .2004
Port St. Joe High School Project
Graduation. The Project
G aduation committee would like
to? thank Howell Tackle for their
generous contribution.



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Anastasya Paul, Sawyer Raffleld,
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Dantasia Welch, and Hunter
Zaniewski.
All A's and B's: Derneriyah
Alexander, Akasia Bailey, Skyler.
Bozeman, Aaron Braden, Candice
Bright, Jared Cadorna, Tia
Chambers, Annalisa Childress,
Brian Cottingham, Katie Davis,
Nicole Endres, Kellie Gentry,
Steven Givens, Zachary. Harper,:
Matthew Jackson, Brittany King,
Cailyn LaPlante, Nicholas Lewis,
Travis Lucas, James Miller,
Kenton Miller, Melanie Miller,
Antonio Moree, A.J. Palmer, Bryan
Powell, Tristan Reynolds, Rayonna
Smith, Devin Strickland, Melissa
Watkins, .Madison Williams,
Deshauntae Willis, and Shatiara
Zaccaro.
3rd Grade-AJll A's: Skvsia
Adrni!s, Sophie Adsit, 'Patty"
Barker.. Karah Bradley. l.\yssa
Catha, Carley Clements, Jackie
Collinsworth, Jaclyn Kerigan,


Olivia Moree, Brittnee Peak, and
Alex Wood.
3rd Grade-All A's and B's:
Kyle Biggins, Mary Branch,
Sammy Buccieri, Jackson Combs,
N'namdi Davis, Tyler Feishmann,
Colby Gentry, Caleb Hall, Abbigail
Hornsby, Jena Jullian, T.J.
Kuhlman, Heather King, Nathanial
Maestri, Jenifer McLemore, Corey
North, Alyssa Parker, Brittany
Parkerson, Tanyaneka Pittman,
Marchelle Pryor, Britney Rich,
Laura Scheckenbach, Cierra
Scoggins, Tucker Smith, Jeremy
Thompson, Savannah ,Thomas,
Caitlyn Thursbay, Haley Ward,
Tyler Worley, and Ramello
Zaccaro.
4th Grade-All A's: Connor
Clark, Katie Gardner, Michelle
Hiscock, Katie Lacour, Luke
Leonard, Avery Little, Daniel May,
Autumn Merriel, Jenny Miles, Joe
Rish, Erin White, and Kaley'

All A's and B's: Nick
Adelsberger, Clara Barber, Deven


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Mexico Beach Wes ;ereay, *6. is proud to
announce the addition of Margie Raffield to
their staff of Sales Associates.

Margie has been a resident of Port St. Joe for 11
years. She is married to Eugene Raffield and
they have 3 children.

Margie has 2 years experience in the Real
Estate Profession and is very excited to be a
part of Mexico Beach cWows Reatt~, ., a
company that is known for its high quality of
service.

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estate needs at 850-527-7525 or 850-648-5767.


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John Whitfield, and Natalie Wood.
5th Grade-All A's: Lilla
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Martin, Russell Miller, Charlotte
Murnan, Caitlin Rich, Levi
Strickland, and Cassie Tullis.
All A's and B's: Jared Arnold,
Erica Balogh, Sammy Barker,
Evan Brumbaugh, Torie Burgess,
Cheyenne Chehardy, Chad Clark,
Kristi Davis, Sara Fields, Caitlin
Gilley, Mac Goudey, Dylan Hester,
Zach Hunter, Simeon Jones, Violet
Jones, Jazmine Kennedy, Katie
McNeill, Sarah Murnan, Reis
Nelson, Samantha Nicodemus,
Davida Odom, Brandon Peak,
Erica Protsman, Marquez Quinn,
Naomi Robison, Darien
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BR/2 BA very well kept brick home built in
1984 with approx. 2000 sq. ft. Centrally
located near schools, gym, and downtown
Port St. Joe. Enclosed pool with privacy
fence around back yard. Call Carol Bell
for info @ 800.451.2349


RaWLq point at Secluded Dunes -
This subdivision offers loil vilh gulf
access contiguous to the St. Joseph
State Park with community pool, payed
roads and central water.
MLS#97138 Lots starting at
$179,900.


1 10 Misfit Landing A BR/2 BA One of
a kind waterfront retreat at the head of
Souls Creek. Approx. 1,100 front foot on
creek, 30+acres. Surrounded by state
owned land. 25 minutes by boat to
Apalach. MLS#97651 $299,900
Contact Mark, Schultz '850-227-
9600








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


LOT LISTINGS 0 LOTLISTIGS LO LISTNGS *LOT LSTING
PORT ST. JOE Hwy C-30, Guli Pines Area This gulf view lot can be used for com-
SPalm Breeze Enjoy quiet country living in th~e Port St. Joe ~areas newest and mercial or residential use. MLS#94532 $239,900
nicest mobile home acceptable subdivision. Lot sizes range from ."4 acres to .80 Hwy. C-30, Sweet Water Shores Drive Gulf Front Lot, 5OxA61,
acres. Paved road and central water available but septic tanks will be required. Federal Flood. MLS#97j26 $575,000. Call Mark Schultz at 227-
Southgate Subdivision lot, Lot#12, 102xlO7+/-. MLS#97716 9600 or 227-2594.
$74,900 Call Preston Russ INDIAN PASS
Southgate Subdivision Nice lots available to build your home oni. Indian Pass Road, Gulf front lot, .9 acre. $485,000 mls#96618
Close to college and schools. Palm landscaping, brick pavers, new orleans CAPE SAN BLAS
style lighting. $82f500 each.MLS#97266
SSouthgate Sub -C P CIIT)CI/ L#76 The Boardwalk at Cape San Blas,Gulf view Lot#1 3 240 Pebble
$69,90 Cal PreH~kJMLS#97466 B each Avenue MLS#96871$250,000
" Waterfront lot One of a kind lot in Windmark Beach. Lot #34 $685,000 Park Point, Secluded Dunes Lots starting at $179,900
OTHER GULF COUNTY ACREAGE Interior, MLS#6528, Secluded Dunes Drive,$ 199,900.
" Chipola Landing Enjoy quiet country living in Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 Bay front Cape San Bias 181' of frontage on the beautiful St. Joe
acre lots will have very light restrictions. The subdivision is located near th~e Bay. $498,500. MLS #96791. Call Carol Bell for more informa-
Chipola River and between Bryant and Douglas Landings. Septic required. tion 850-227-9600 or 850-227-4252.
Lots starting at $11,900. Marnie Island Reserve Marnie's Island offering 8 private and seclud-
-7679 Hwy 381 MLS #97478 Almost an acre of land with two ed lots on upland island on the St. Joseph Boy. Private community withr 2 way
mobile homes situated on back of property Located only a very short distance bridge and security gate. Beautiful Western facing views in a secluded pristine
to Willis Landing or Douglas Landing. Call Carol Bell for more info @ area. MLS#94562. Starting at $220,000. Call Kim Harrison 850-
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4252. 227-3745.
- Howalrds Creek Louise Avenue. $31,000 MLS#92599 BEACHES..
- Bay front acreage located in Day County off Hwy 22. MLS#95711 $1,500,000 -40NatlsD.-S shrs/ -t.JeB ch-Gatbid
- Lots at Bryant's Landing with prices starting at $8,000. MLS#93026. 0 atl D S shr / t o 8e Ga bid
OVERSTREET ing lot in quiet nice neighborhood. $11 5,000 1 MLS#97697 Call Ellen 1 -
SHwy. 386 Wetappo Creek 3.45 acres, 12 V hwy. x 1,285, 98 ft. on the "CeterPeah Bach ocaed n te hartof indorkBeah.
water with high bank, approx. 8 miles to the beach! Call Patricia for more Cne ac clh otd e w f imr Bc.
info. MLS#97412 $180,000. small undiscovered waterfront subdivision buffered from the areas larger
- East Bay Plantation Discover Gulf County's Other Bay. Interior lots developments. But, enough restricted covenants to have I it own sense of flare.
$59,900, Bay View lots $99,900, Creek Front lots $109,900, $975,000 each MLS#95776
Bay Front lots $209,900 Edgewater Subdivision located in St. Joe Beach on Hwy 98, Eleven
C-30 oversized lots to choose from with gulf views and covenants and restrictions
SBeautiful bay view lot in Treasure Bay Subdivision. Federal apply. $115,900. Call Carol Bell for more information. 820-227-
Flood available. MLS#97493 $174,900 Call Susie White 227-9600 4252 or 800-451-2349


1912 Long Ave., Port St. Joe ; Cozyy
3 BR/1 BA home situated on 2 lots. 3 bloc6s
from St. Joseph's Bay. Centrally located
near downtovjn Port St. Joe,lchurches and
schools. Call Susie White today for an
appointment. 800-451-2349. or 4501
'227-9600. $169,900. MLS#96592-


Shady rive -' MLS#97480 -
Located in Dalkeith cidjcrcentz to
Willis, Landing. Property has,71 O'water
~frontage right on the Brothers River and is
,currently is being used for an RV park.
Zoned~ commercial-residential allowing
many po0ssibilities for investors. Call Carol
Bell for more info @ 800-451-2349
'or 850-227-4252


Woogdley Drive MLS#97479 Very
spacious d BR/2 BA home with over 2400 sq.
ft. located off Douglas Lalnding Road. This
property includes 4 lots plus additional acre
parcel. Home very well -built with concrete
w .alls. Call Carol Bell for more info @
800-451-2349 or 850-227-4252


184 S. Oak Street Indian Pass. 3 BR/2
'BA Fantastic view of the gulf. Home is in
excellent condition. MLS#97868 Call
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By: Meggie Boone
and Jessica Ford
LHola Compaferos y personas
de Port St. Joel For those of you
who have not had Mrs. Patterson's
Spanish class, Hello classmates
and people of Port St. Joel
We would like to start this
week's "Shark Talk" by saying con-
gratulations to the Shark football
team for their 41-0 victory over the
Wewa Gators. Go Sharks! This
week the Sharks will end the regu-
lar season here in Port St. Joe
against Florida High. This Friday
will also be Senior Night. The pres-
entation will start before the game
at 7:00 p.m. Please show your
Senior Sharks how much you
appreciate them and come early.
Way to go cheerleaders for dis-
playing your Shark Pride at the pep
rally last Friday, and thank you
Band of Gold for your help with the
Fight Song. Also, we can't forget
those senior guys who come to
school every Spirit Day in their
wacky purple and gold get-ups! Mr.
McFarland would like to thank the
students for their good behavior
not only in class and at lunch, but
at the pep rallies'as well.
With the beginning of the new
nine weeks, Port St. Joe High
would like to welcome aboard a
new teacher, Mrs. Kelly Allman.
Dun dun dunaaaa (news-show'
fanfare music) Hello, this is Meggie
Boone. Welcome to the announce-
ment segment of "Shark Talk". Mrs.
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teacher here at Port St. Joe High
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Lamberson tells us that the Key
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food drive starting this week. The
drive will continue until
Thanksgiving. It will reach three
needy families within the Port St.
Joe area.


In other news, the National
Honor Society will be participating
in the Pennies for Patients drive
sponsored by the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society. Club sponsor.
Mrs. Gannon, is asking students to
bring money for their fourth period
class. The fourth period class with
the most money at the end of the
week will win a pasta party donat-
ed by Olive Garden. That is most
certainly something to look forward
tol' Back to you, Meg.
Thank you, J. Speaking of
National Honor Society, the club
will be sponsoring their second
blood drive of the year on
December 9th at the high school.
Please don't forget to bring your
picture ID.
That's all for the announce-
ments and this week's "Shark
Talk". Goodnight and God Bless!


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Honor Students Named at WES


All A's and B's: Dakota Ake,
Skyla Davis, Monica Grant,
Candance Griffin, Kayla Hysmith,
Ariel Kemp, Tamber McLemore,


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 Page 11B
Damon McMillion, Chris Peak, Thursbay, Austin Udell, Rex Veasey,
Dylan Peterson, Baylen Price, Kaleb Erika Whitfield, and Autumn
Price, Matthew Pridgeon, Austin
Rish, Brittney Shipman, Charles Yoakum.


Following the completion of the
first grading period, the names of
students attaning the honor roll
were announced. They are:
1st Grade-All A's: Justin
Barrier, Jennifer Bernal, Larson
Bozeman, Brandon Chamblis, Bryce
Chancey, Casi Clark, Breanna
Clemmons, Michael Cox, Skylar
Destiflno, Jessica Duncari, James
Gainnie, Tad Gaskin, Colby Gay,
Brittany Griffin, Jacob Griffin,
Hunter Holley, Samantha Hoover,
Khalil Jackson, Zakory Laurimore,
Dalton Lowrey, Triston Nunery,
Christian Owens, Brenda Palmer,
Kalyn Parsons, Ivy Paul, Tia Toncy,
Jessie West, and Cheslee
Williamson.
All A's and B's: Dustin Brake,
Briana Demunck, Kelsey pykes,
Timothy Frazier, Tamara Garland,
Kevin Gilmore, Tyler Gray, Blake
Kemp, Megan Knowles, Sarina
Langford, Shelton Meredith, Shawn
Moore, Steven Moore, Rebekah
Newsome, Brian Parker, Rashard
Ranie, Brett Setterfield, Danie


By: Lori Price
Creativity is the ability to make
something original, to imagine
things that do not exist, and to
come up with new ideas. Creativity
is the ability to look at everyday
items and events and come up with
new ideas. Creativity can make
common things special and special
things more common.
When you do the same task in
different ways, you are being cre-
ative. For example, you may drive'
to work following the same route
each day. But how many routes
could you take to get to work?
One? Two? Ten? The result is the
same-arriving at work. Creativity
is in the process of how you get to
work. In trying to find alternate
routes to work, you might drive
down streets you have not been on
before. You might even get lost.
There is a risk in being creative--
but you learn through the process
of driving to work-not by arriving
at work.
The same is. trug, fogrchildcren.
The process of art is more impor-
tant than the final product. If you
force all children to create identical
art pieces using the same process
and materials, the children will not
experience opportunity to drive the
side streets. In allowing children to
explore, you run the risk that some
children will get lost in the art proj-
ect and may not reach their desti-
nation. But is it a bad thing for a
child to get so involved in mixing
paint colors that he or she doesn't
complete the painting? The answer
is no. The child may learn more
from the exploration of paint colors
than from having a nice finished
project.
The key, for both teachers and
parents, is to create an environ-
ment that encourages children to
explore and investigate. Art activi-
ties offer great opportunities for
creativity.
Four ways to try and foster cre-
ativity:
Provide open-ended art activi-
ties. Ditto sheets, coloring book
pages, connect-the-dots, and activ-
ity sheets all limit creativity
because they force children's art-
works to look alike. Rather,
encourage children to use their
imagination. Instead of passing out
coloring book pages, turn on some


Shirah, Kayla Stanley, Kristin
Stephens, Cathelyn Thursbay, and
Homer Womack.
2nd Grade-All A's: Tyler
Adams, William Bailey, Tristen
Bryant, Braden Buckalew, Karlee
Carr, Elizabeth Crites, Alan
Danford, Johnna Florio, Seth
Goodwin, Jonathan Griffin, Zachary
Hire, Abriale Kemp, Micah Morgan,
Cheyenne Peterson, Janie Pippen,
Jenny Quick, Brittianie Smith,
Kirsten Stalnaker, Chelsey Toney,
Brooke Weatherly, Megan
Wittington, Travis Wood, and Kara
Zucci.
All A's and B's: Jakob Bidwell,
Joshua Brown, Blake Harrelson,
James Hensley, Alexis Jackson,
Joni Linton, Matthew Litton, Sierra
Rollison, Brittany Strickland,
Kristopher Taylor, James Trager,
and Tristan wood.
3rd Grade-All A's: Matthew
Algueseva, Alexa Allison, Robert
Causey, Cassidy Chancey, Deja
Collier, Tara Gaskin, Ryan Hathcox,
Rebecca Holyfield, Earl Knobel,


music and have children draw
what they hear.
Provide significant blocks of
free time for children to work in a
relaxed and encouraging atmos-
phere. Invigorate the five senses.
Don't simply draw or paint-feel
the texture of the paper, smell the
crayons, listen to the sound of a
crayon being sharpened, and
watch the colors change as paints
are mixed.
Encourage spontaneous explo-
ration. Provide a constant, easily
accessible supply of basic materi-
als such as chalk, markers, paste,
construction paper, brushes, and
paints. Allow children to discover
the properties of these items and
how to use them.
Respect .children's 'creativity.
Share children's work with others.
Display artwork. Don't criticize
children's work. Foster creativity in
children's art.

Wewa Middle Sch6ool
Names Honor Students
for 1st Nine Weeks
7th Grade A's and B's: Rebecca
Barnes, Kyle Campbell, Jacob
Causey, Bobby Creamer, Bobbi Jo
Duke, Ashley Goetz, Chase Harvey,
Danielle Lemois, Leigh Little,
Jessica Messick, Sierra Newby,
Kristen Parmele, Jordan Paul, Ian
Rice, Maree. Sandifer, David
Strickland, Cindy Thompson, and
Danielle Wood.
7th Grade all A's: Kayln
Bidwell, Victoria Hightower,
Jessica Husband, Samantha Rich,
and Danielle Stanley.
8th Grade A's and B's: Share
Addison, Tori Bowles, Kayla
Chumney, Amanda Clark, Katlyn
Gortman, Summer Grice, Hall
Harden, Brittany Hoover, Jesse
Jones, Misty Knobel, Holly
Knowles, Tiffany Lemois, Whitney
Myrick, Shana Pridgeon, Audrey
Riley, Samantha Spivey, Samantha
Wade, Brandi Whitfield, and Rachel
Zucci.
8th Grade all A's: Gayla
Williamson, Rebecca Barnes, Tyler
Bush, Meleah Lister, Geoffrey
Manor, Mary Taunton, Brent
Walker, and Kelly Weeks.


Micah Lister, Katelyn Litton, Wyatt
Nunery, Heather Oare, Jerri Owens,
Katie Parker, Ellen Randig,
Jonathan Rousseau, Clayton
Sasser, Shaquille Scott, James
Shiver, Wesley Whitfield, and Shelby
Wood.
All A's and B's: Kirsten
Armstrong, Sierra Baker, Addam
Comerford, Brhiannan Cook,
Maggie Fortune, Mikaleh Graham,
Justin Haddock; Emmie Hall, Cole
Harper, Taylor Hill, Randall House,
Gabrielle Jones, Michael McCorvey,
Remy Miller, Brandon Price, Sean
Rice, Jesse Roberson, halley Slentz,
Jessica Smith, Emilee Strange,
Kaylin Strickland; John Taylor,
Rachel Voris, Kayla Wood, Raheem
Wright, and Daneysia Wymes.
4th Grade-All A's: Heath
Bailey, Charity Bremer, Nicholas
Combs, Kristopher Cox, Anna
Gaskin, Oliver Gerber, Taylor
Husband, Katie Jones, Taylor
Mayhann, Benjamin McDaniel,
Christopher Myrick, Irjaria Pippin,
Katelyn Roberts, Megan Setterich,
James Strickland, Joseph Tanner,
Cory Walding, Racheal Werbacher,
and Stephen Whitfield.
All A's and B's: Chase Beatty,
Tiffany Blankinchip, Theryl Brown,
Michael Bryan, Austin Chumney,
Casey Dauphin, Devin.Finch, Justin
Flowers,. Raven Forehand, Travis
Griffin, James Guffey, Samantha
Hood, Joshua Hurd, Ciara Jackson,
Haylie Jayne, Donia Lanier, John
Linton, Sarah Linton, Travis McGill,
Trent McGill, Bridgette Myers,
Amber Norris, Sabastian Quentin,
Ace Roney, Jillian Russell, Chelsea
Sandifer, Alicia Sellars, and Tyler
Whitton.
5th Grade-All A's: Alicia
Allison, Katarina Armstrong, Casi
Baxley, Andrew Bidwell, Jay Bryan,
Justin Campbell, Kyle Flanagan,
Randy Hightower, Alisha Hooper,
Jessica Jamerson, Charity Ludlam,
Brandon Mayhann, Beau McCorvey,
Jeannie Mitchell, Arianna Paul,
Colton Price, Chelse Strange, Jacob
Taylor and Britney Weeks.
All. A's and B's: Martina
Chumney, Jessica Ferry, Latoya
Gainer, Paul Hand, Melissa Hood,
Tanisha Jones, Jeffrey Pitts, Terry
Rhodes, Randy Veasey, and April
Wimberly.
6th Grade-All A's: Kara
Bremer, Summer Henry, Kaitlyn
Kerigan, Laurel Manor, Ashton
Merritt, Megan Russell, Benjamin
Smith, Zachary Smith, Robyn
Turner, Cody Wade, Remington
,Wade, a Justin, Waldi ng, Ta bths
Ward, and Laramie Whitten.


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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. 4tc101/30
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 tfclO/30
Unfurnished trailer 1 block
from beach. 3BR/1.5BA
$450 plus deposit. Tenant
pays all utilities. W/D,
hookup. 647-5325. 2tpl0/30
Very nice 1BR/1BA unfurn
gulfview apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call 850-648-4649.
2tp10,30
'Mobile'home' lot'fbr rent. 01.5
miles from beach. 648-8201
or 774-3298. tfcl0/23
One bedroom apartment
1508 1/2 Long Ave $400 per
mo. Deposit required. No
Pets. 850-229-6825. 4tp10/23
Beachside 1BR/1BA unfur-
nished apt. includes wash-
er.,drver $450 mo plus
deposit Cal 648-5476.
S tfl0/23
Gulfaire Townhouse
1BR/1BA plus loft. All appli-
ances including washer and
dryer. $600 a month plus
deposit. 648-8007. 4tp10/23
2558 :McKinnon in Oak
Grove. Quiet rear apartment,
laundry, stove, refrigerator,
$395 a mo. 229-8378.
tfc10/23


'Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
av ailable for lease
on;riwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.c2m
:, 3/20


Robert E. Kinw DDS
NOW ACCEPTING NEWPATIENTS
MANY SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE
BLEACHING
DENTURES
CROWN AND BRIDGES
Credit Cards Accepted

325 Long Avenue

227-1812


Lin Brightly


, Local Internet Service
* Computer Repairs & Upgrades
* Custom Built Computers
* Models on Display
* 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


New 2BR/2BA house, N
32nd St./Canal. Available
01/01/04, No pets. $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
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
2tpl0/30
3BR/2.5 BA house north
side C30, furnished,
screened porch, workshop,
gulfview. $1,400/mo plus
utilities and deposit. Call
927-3097. tfc9/18
Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tfc6/5
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,v washer/dWer
Shook-up;., : .:. : s,,ai .:.. .-
,,,,ne bedroom apartment,.
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. trc/s


-Ui v


Mexico Beach Large sale of
furniture storage shed next
to Post Office. Fri & Sat 8-2
PM. 648-4065. 2tpll/6
1 twin size flex-a-bed,
adjustable/vibrator. $600
227-1315. ltpll/6
Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7

CALL 227-1278 TO PLACE
YOUR AD IN THE STAR!!!


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or NW Anniversay Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendilum, Cuckoo Clock
648-5165



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


UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Specialists in Painting,
Fiberglass Repair and Boat
Detailing, 20 Ton Lift Capability

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


Reeves A
Furniture & Refinishing ,'.,
234 Reid Ave.*229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums

... ,, ,i a. .. ,

'rl ,i,' Ready to
U1 Finish
Furniture










Garage Sale Fri & Sat, Nov 7
& 8. 7am CST 100 3rd St.
Mexico Beach ltp11/6
Huge family yard sale 7 fam-
ilies clothes, collectibles
and much morel! Friday,
Saturday, Sunday. November
7th, 8th, &9th. 7:00 a.m. -
Until. Corner Roberts
Cemetery Road & Hwy 71,
Honeyville. ltp11/6
335 Atlantic St. Port St. Joe
Beach. 8 1. Fri & Sat. Rain
or Shine. itp11/6
Saturday Nov. 8. 5 family
sale. A little of everything.
210 Long Ave. 8-til? No Early
Sales Please. Itp11/6
2 Queen size mattress sets,
Suede couch & love seat,
small dresser, Oak tea cart,
and antique pedal sewing
machine. Call 229-6506 after
5:30 or see at yard sale on
Sat. Nov. 8th 212 12th St.
Itpll/6
Yard/Street sale Corner of
Ave. A and Liberty St. 1101
Liberty, PSJ. 7 11 am. Sat.
Nov. 8. tpll/6
Mlulti-famrilv ard sale.
Saturday. Ndy. 8. 8:00 a m.
untl. 105 lexas Street.
Wewa. (Lakeside Lodge).
Furniture, clothing from
infant girls, girls up to 5T,
men & women's, shoes,
household odds & ins,
antique sewing machine, lots
of miscellaneous items.
ltpll/6
Garage Sale Sat. Nov. 8th -
511 Madison St. TV w/stand
"like new", VCR, Household
items, clothes and misc.
ltpll/6
Carport Sale at 1201
Monument Ave., 8 12, Sat.
Nov. 8th. We have cleaned
out the attic and there is
something for everyone at
bargain prices. Items from
every room in the house
including toys, holiday deco-
ration, etc. ltpl'1/6


Large or Small, We Do Them All
- No Job Too Large or TooSmall




New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


Creekwater
Crafts & Collectibles
Flea Market & Gift Shop
Open Weekdays 12pm 6pm
Saturday 10am 6pm
253 Charles Ave. White City
5tp10/30
Large 5 family back yard
sale. Fri and Sat. 7th & 8th.
711 Long Ave & 8th St.
Collector cars. what-nots,
new and used cookware,
guns,. plants, large men
clothes, swords, to much to
add. Come one coine all.
Something for everyone.
ltp11/6
Several family yard sale.
Furn, home decor, clothes,
and a whole lot more. Sat.
Nov. 8, 7 12. 212 12th St.
PSJ. Itpll/6
Yard Sale Sat. Nov. 8th 8:00
until? 608 17th St. PSJ.
Clothing, dishes, toys, other
misc. ltpll/6





The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
be accepting applications for
ONE (1) full time Landfill
Spotter at Wetappo Landfill.
The salary is $9.42 per hour/
40 hours per week. All appli-
cants must meet the follow-
ing criteria: Valid Florida
Drivers License. High School
Graduate or Equivalent.
Must be able to lift 50
pounds. Applicauonrs will be
available at Cult County
Public Works, 1001 10th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida,
(850) 227-1401, the Gulf
County Road Department,
318 So. 7th Street,
Wewahitchka, Florida (850)
639-2238, Monday thru
Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
E.T. The BOCC Chief
Administrators Office, 1000
Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.,
,.9pbert M. Moore
administrationn 1Building,
-. Rom'302. f850), 22,946111,i
Monday thru Friday 8:00
a.m 5:00 p:m. E.T. or by
visiting our website at
www.gulfcountygovern-
ment.com. The deadline for
all applications is November
14th, 4:00 p.m. E.T. Gulf
County enforces a Drug
Free Workplace Policy and
is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action
Employer. 2tc11/6
Group fitness instructors
wanted. Immediate opperung
Certification preferred yoga,
pilates, tai chi, kick boxing,
aerobics, etc. Call Holly at
647-2600. ltc 1/6
Taking applications for
dishwasher. Apply in person
at Linda's Restaurant. 203 E
.4th St. Ask for Charlie.
tfcll/6


0Ds, .
CALL US TODAY TO
PLACE YOUR AD
227-1278


Bay St. Joseph Care Center
Is excepting applications for:
CNA's
Weekend/Baylor
Work 32 hrs, paid for 40
Apply in person to:
220 Ninth Street
Port St. Joe, FL
850-229-8244
Motivated person needed
for opening in construction
management. Position
involves estimating, plan-
ning, scheduling, organizing,
directing, and quality con-
trol. Qualified applicants
must have good communica-
tion and computer skills, be
organized and multi-tasked
and have understanding of
construction industry.
Please send resumes with
references and salary
requirements to CQ
Developments, LLC, P. 0.
Box 307, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. 2tc11/6
Help wanted dishwasher
and cashier. Dockside Cafe.
229-5200. ltc11/6


JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe has
the following opening:
Surface Water Supply
Operator
$10 per hour
Applications and job descrip-
4tion are available at City Hall
305 Cecil G. Costin Blvd,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Application will be held open
until filled. The City of Port
St. Joe enforces a Drug Free
Workplace Policy and is
EEOC/Affirmative Action
Employer.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis
tfcll/6

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


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UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

Hiring Driver Helpers
$8.50/hr.
Temp seasonal job, PT hours, (possibly some FT)
Will work a flexible schedule, M-F, between
9am & 6pm, from end of Nov-end of Dec.
Positions available in Port St. Joe:
1 delivery position: driver will drop packages at
your home & you will use provided golf cart to deliver.
2 package handler positions to assist driver on truck.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED, Be at least 18 years old
Able to lift andcarry packages up to 70 Ibs by self, no felony convictions.


Apply by sp5it-

Monday November 10th

at

The Workforce Center
625 Hwy 231, Mariner Plaza, Panama City
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm


call 850-872-4340 and ask to speak

with Sue Pederson or Deeyon Kalil.
www.workforcecenter.org
The Workfor~ Center is an equal opporlunmy employer. Program and
Auxiliary aids and services are available pon request to individuals
with disabilities. All client services freeofcharge.
A service of i
.. U Gulf Coast Community College


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Pool Maintenance & Repair
Over 20 Years Experience *


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* Above Ground Pools Starting at $995 Free Water Testing
* Liquid Chlorine Automatic Pool Cleaners Starting at $175.00
Convert from Baquacil to Chlorine Ask us How
408 Garrison Ave. Port St. Joe, FL
229-POOL (7665) www.pristine-pool.com



AMERICAN SCREENa


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


*Aluminum Railing

SFlorida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
tfc7/24


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"Dream Eouse"



a reality

ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, M.A


850-647-8028


A-1 QUALITY DOCKS & BOATLIFTS
DOCKS & Professional Permitting Services SEAWALLS
BOARDWALKS I Aluminum *
Vinyl Wood us Vinyl
BOATLIFTS --.. Concrete*
Aluminum Stainless Steel Wood *
OUR DOCKS SURVIVED IT DOESN'T
THE STORMS -r- PAY TO CUT CORNERS!
a www.larryjoecolson.com
Call: Larry Joe Colson (Lic. & Ins.) 850-653-2098


TRADES & SERVICES'


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2003 PAGE 13B

PBCOC


Waitress position opening at
tt. 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

Experienced concrete form-
ing/finishers needed. Call
after 4 p.m. 229-6525.
S4tcl11/6

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Broadband Level: DENTAL
ASSISTANTS L2
Broadband Code: 31-9091-2
Pay Band: 03
Class Title: DENTAL ASSIS-
TANT
Class Code: 5632
Position Number: 086316
Closing Date: 11/12/2003
Location: GULF
County: GULF
Beginning Annual Salary:
$18,754.43
Contact Person:
GWEN ALLEN
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPT.
2475 GARRISON AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FL.
324560000
Phone: (850) 227-1276, ,x
131
Announcement Type: Open
Competitive Opportunity
Note: Education and experi-
ence equivalent to that
required in the mlinimum
qualifications may 1le consid-
ered for the vacancy.
Special Notes: *POSITION
BASED IN PORT ST. JOE.
FINGERPRINTING AND
EMERGENCY DUTIES
REQUIRED. DENTAL
ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION
OR EXPANDED FUNCTIONS
REQUIRED.
Apply online at
peoplefirst.myflorida.com
ltc11/6

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. tic 10..30 -A

SExperienced cook and wait-
staff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining & Boss
Oyster. Please apply in per-
son: 123 Water Street.
Analachicola.. tfclO/9


AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfcl0/30

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

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

Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfc10/2

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
Stfc6/5







Lost OCT. 31 Ruby and
Diamond ring. Call 227-1552
or 229-6370: ltpli/6







Wanted: Room to rent in PSJ
area, Female, non-drinker
and non smoker. Call 229-
6451. Ask for Nefertiti.
2tp11/6

FREE COMPOST for our
lawn and garden. You haul.
Cape San Bias 227-2584.
Itpll/6

Kubota .L2500 Loader,
Backhoe and Trailer. TCI
H4M50 5,000 lb. 4WD fork-
lift and trailer. Call Phil or
Charles. St. Joe Rent all.
227-2112. 2tcll/6

Alexander Key's novel of Old
St. Joseph and Apalachicola,
The Wrath and the Wind,
1949, First ed., dust jacket,
$65. 647-8245. 2tp11/6

Women's plus size clothing
18W-22W some suits, some
dresses. Hats, hafidbags,
shoes size 10. Come anytime
after 5:00. 227 Ave. D.
Itpl11/6


EZ Go golf cart. 1999 exc.
cond. wheel covers. Like new
648-6491. ltp11/6

Exterior steel doors (1) 36"
door w/side lights, $100.
229-8142. ltpll/6

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

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







Used home specials 5 sin-
gle wides 2 BR- 1&2 Bath
models Starting at $2000
and you move up to $11,900
and we set up. All homes
sold cash. Call Vance 763-
4266. ltcl1/6

4 Land home packages -
Ready to move in Starting
at $500 down and payments
as low as $499 per month -
Call Vance at 763-4266.
ltc 1/6

1998 Model 16x80 -
$19,995 set up in park. 2002
model 16x80 $23,995
delivered and set up. Call
Vance- 763-4266. ltc11/6

New Land home package,
Mexico Beach area, with
acreage and 3 BR/2BA
home. $500 down and $699
per month. Call Vance 763-
4266. Itc11/6






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







204 Hwy 98 MB. Cute update
beach i cottage- across :from
dedicated beach. 2 screen'
porches and elevated sun-
deck, new 3 car garage
$495,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcl 1/6


For sale by owner 3BR 2BA
home on corner lot. 1.5
blocks from beach, in
Gulfaire subdivision, with
tennis court and swimming
pool access $180,000. Ideal
for retirees. For more info call
850-647-9349. 4tpl11/6

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

3 bedroom, 1 bath house for
sale in Wewa. Completely
remodeled. New central h/a,
new kitchen, bathroom,
paint and carpet. Beautifully
$59,900. Call (850) 639-
9212, (727) 409-5874, or
(727) 394-0156. 4tp11/6

7201 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach.
Gulf front 1/2 duplex.
2BR/2BA fully furnished,
adjoined dedicated beach.
4595,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6

6677 Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach. Nice 2BR home
w/screen porch on 2 beauti-
ful corner lots. 2 blocks from.
beach. $269,900. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-239-
4959 or 850-527-2560.
tfcll/6

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 Creek-2.505 AC
with 1999, 28x48, homes of
Merit modular home. 3 bed,
2 bath, full concrete slab,
excellent cond. $90,000.
(850)827-4264. 2tp11/6

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


HOME ENHANCEMENTS
Specializing in water fea-
tures, KOI ponds, small peb-
ble fountains to large hand
carved stone fountains. As
always we offer yard mainte-
nance, landscaping, and
handyman services.
Call Jim Turner
227-2522
4tp11/6

Need To Get Away? What
about your four legged kids?
Pet owner/lover, (with 5 yrs
pet care exp.) will make
house visits. Also offered:
Security checks, mail pick-
up and plant care. Exc. long
term refs. Call Diana 227-
3411.
ltp1l/6

No Time? Mature, reliable
woman will clean house and
do yard work. Refs. Avail.
Call Diana 227-3411.
ltp11/6

Housekeeper, cleaner, new
construction has opening in
schedule to run errands in
surrounding areas. Pleas call
Alfreda at 227-7804.4tp11/6

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






Public Notice
Beginning November 1, 2003. The
Board of City Commission of the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold all Public
Meetings, Hearings, and Workshops at
Port St. Joe's Fire Station Conference
Room at 404 Williams Avenue.
All persons are invited to attend these
meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CAVS WTiTH DISABILITIES ACT per.
sai. need mi special accoimnodauons
to participate in these proceedings
should contactPauline Pendarvis. City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No; (850) 229-8261.
/s/ Pauline Perdarvis. City
Auditor/Clerk
Publish Oct. 23, 30. Nov. 6, & 13, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED PROPOSALS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahltchka 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 fiust be sealed and clearly
marked "WATER LINE MATERIALS".
All propokbls muit ;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
irnel loe l anr, bei bid ir, 'e .oPronon


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 Wewahitchka 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 6 X 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 lb. 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 Ai.000.00
This sale Is "as Is only". 'lou mavy \le
this vehicle any v\ i-rom 8.00 a m -
3:00 p.m. (CST- at the City Yard locat-
ed on end of 22nd Street. Mexico
Beach. Flon-.l You ain, drop off ,oar
bid er mil IL to MBDPS F'O Bo..
13.125 lM. u Beach FL 32410 Pleai.e
note SEALED BID and )our carmpany
or personal name on outside of enve-
lope.
This sale is subject to any and all liens.
pubhsh Or.c 30 ard Nor 6 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Portn 5 Joe Porn Authontn will
hold a spe:ira] mreAun on Thursd3y'
November i3 2003 st 2.45 pm
EST at the Conference Room at
Capital Cty Bank 504 Monument
A enrue Pcnr St. Joe, Florida. All who
wish may attend and be heard.
publish: November 6, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida:Statutes, the fol-
lowing application(s)-for water use per-
mit(s) has (hlael been received by the
Northwest Fiondr W&ater Management
District.
Application number I 06339
filed 10/27/2003
New Beginning Life & Praise
Church 4349 Hwv 71 P.O.
SBo. '61 VWe ahutchka. FL
32465
Requeitun a maximum with-
drawal of 600 gallons per day
from .the Flr.-nd Aquifer
System for PuDlic Suppli u-e
by existing and proposed 'arcl
cities.
..General withdrawal locations)
SIn Gulf County T03S. R10W,
-?"nI Sec. 35B
Interested persons mniyjpPjct,.to, or
comment upon the applications or sub-
mit a written request for a copy of the
staff reports) containing proposed
agency action regarding the applica-
Sonl;l b,) T ine to the DisIaon of
Resource Regulaiaon of the Nornu.wetr
Florida Water Maniagerrienti Dislmr.
anenoon Tern Peteron. 152 Warer
Management Dri'e Havana Florida
32333.97'00j. but such commentL or


requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on November 19, 2003.
No further public notice will be provid-
ed regarding this (these) applicationss.
Publication of this notice constitutes
constructive notice.of this permit appli-
cation to all substantially affected per-
sons. A copy of the staff reports) must
be requested in order to remain
advised of further proceedings and any
public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submit-'
ting a written request according to-the
provisions of 40A-1.521, Florida
Admistrative Code. Notices of Proposed
Agency Action will be mailed only to
persons who have filed such requests.
publish November 6, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
LaWanda Bertschy, the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 395
Year of Issuance: 2001
Application No. 2003-12
R.E. No. 03326-210R
Description of Property:
Legal Description:
LOT 21 AND A NORTHEAST PARTIAL
OF LOT 22 OF THAT UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION KNOWN AS SUNSHINE
ACRES IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 5
SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST, GULF
COUNTY, FORIDA AND BEING FUR-
THER DESCRIBED AS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF, SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP
5 SOUTH, RANGE 11 WEST. GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THENCE
RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 24'40"
EAST FOR -1726.20 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 01 DEGREES 31'37" WEST
FOR 2254.53 FEET; THENCE NORTH
89 DEGREES 24'40" EAST FOR 500.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES
31'37" WEST FOR 408.48 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 24'40
EAST FOR 125.00 FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM SAID POB RUN
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
24'40" EAST FOR 125.00 FEET:
THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES
31'37" EAST FOR 235.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 24'40"
WEST FOR 125.00; THENCE NORTH
01 DEGREES 31'37" WEST FOR
235.00 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE
POB. SAID PARCEL OF LAND HAVING
AN AREA OF .69 ACRES, MORE OR
LE55 .AND BEiNC i u.JECT TO A 60
FOOT \WiDE R.LDW'.YW EASEMENT
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY
THEREOF.
ALSO:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION i.3 T .1'TiSHiP
5 SOUriH RANGE 11 I VES GiLF
COUNT-' FLORJDA AND THENCE'
RUN NORTH 39 DEGREES 24'40'
EAST FOR 17I2. 2: FEET THENCE
NORTH OI DEGREES 31 .37 3 ESiT
FOR -'254 53 FEET. THENCE NORiTH
89 DEGREES 24 Jii EAST Fi:F, 00
FEET FR E FOR iHE FlT OF BEGIN
NING, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGIN-
NING RUN THENCE NORTH 01
DEGREES 31'37" WEST FOR 408.48
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES
24'40" EAST FOR 250.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 31'37"
EAST FOR 408.48 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH. 89 DEGREES 24'40" WEST
FOR 250.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND
HAVING AN AREA OF 2.34 ACRES,
MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUB-
JECT TO A-60 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY
EASEMENT ALONG THE NORTH,
BOUNDARY THEREOF.
SAID PARCELS ALSO BEING KNOWN
AS LOT 21 .AND THE NORTHEAST
PARTIAL OF LOT 22 OF THAT
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION KNOWN
AS SUNSHINE'ACRES. SAID PARCELS
CONTAINING 1.51 ACRES, MORE OR
LESS, EXCLUDING SAID ROADWAY
EASEMENT ALL OIL. GAS, AND MIN-
ERAL RIGHTS PREVIOUSLY
RESERVED-. --- ---- -.
Name in which assessed: Thomas
Owens
All of said property being in the Gulf
County. State of Florida. Unless such
certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to the highest
bidder in the front Lobby of the Gulf
County Courthouse at 11:00, A.M.,
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December 2003. Dated this 29th day
of October, 2003.
.DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
'GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA .. ,'
/s/ BY: Janie M. Tankeriley-
Deputy Clerk
publish: Nov. 6, 13, 20, & 27. 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CREEKVIEW PARTNERSHIP.
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE L. HAGAN and wife,
JOSEPHINE L. HAGAN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 03-113CA
NOTICE OF SALE "-
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORI-
DA STATUTES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final Judgement of foreclo-
sure dated the 28th day of October,
2003, in Case No. 03-113CA of the
.Circuit Court of the Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit, In and for Gulf
County, Florida, in which CREEKVIEW
PARTNERSHIP is Plantiff, and
GEORGE L. HAGAN and wife,
JOSEPHINE L. HAGAN, are the
Defendants. I will sell to to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the front door of the
Gulf County Courthouse in Port St.
Joe, Florida,.at 11:00 o'clock a.m.,
Eastern Standard Time, on the 17th
day df December. 2003, the following
described property: ,
Description: Lot 1, Block A, Creekview
Estates
A parcel of land- in the Northeast
Quarter of Section 23, Township 5
South, Range 11 West, Gulf County,
Florida, i'being more 'particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest comer of
the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of the
Northeast Quarter; (NE 1/4) of said
Section 23; thence along the North line
of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of
the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said
Section 23, S89'34'38"E, 432.33 feet
thence S00'25'22"W, 912.00 feet:
thence N89'34'38"W, 3.26 feet to the
Point of Beginning, said point being.on
the Westerly right of way line, of
Creekview Drive; thence along said
right of wayline S10233'53"E, 28.99
feet to a point of curvature of a curve
concave t... une Non.heajt. umence along
said righ-t f.:i un.me :.uiheaisterly
along the arc of said curve, having a
radius of 190.20 feet, a central angle of
15206'19", an arc length of 50.14 feet;
thence S80'00'58"W, 133.62 feet;
.thence N89234'38"W, 120,feet, more or,
less to the waters edge of Wetappo
Creek; thence meander Northwesterly
along the water's edge of Wetappo
Creek, 103 feet, more or less to a point
that bear- N99g'34'38%W of the Point of
Begr.inrgr,. trn.oce S9I3438'E, 255
feer more ,:.r le; to the Foint of
Beginning. Said lands containing 0.55
.acre, more or less.
Dated this 31st day of October, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM.
LE Ri; OF C I RC UIT COURT
GULF CC.Oiiri FLORIDA
E ;,' e r, 1 .i u _i t -.
Deputy Clerk
publish: November 6 and 13, 2003
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
Gulf County Farms, Inc.
Plaintiff,
vs;
KENNETH P. DARNALL, JR. and
TERRY LYNNE DARNALL,
Defendants.
Case No. 03-204CA
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, pursuant to
the final Judgment ofmortgage foreclo-
sure entered in this cause, will sell at
the Front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe. Gulf
County. Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. EST,
(10:00 A.M., CST), on the 2nd day of
December, 2003, the following
described real property lying and being
Si Gul ,.:iur.ir. Florida,; to-wit:. ...
Lor l '9 bi.rck "K", Howard Creek
Properties, unrecorded, more particu-
larly described as follows: Commence
at the Northwest corner of the
Northeast Quarter of Section 6, T7S.
R8W, Gulf County, Florida; thence
South 89Q38"25" East along the North
line of said Section 6 for 279.59 ft. to
the Easterly R/W line ofa 60 ft. County
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


road: thence South 24V24'30" East
along said Easterly R/W line for
2332.22 ft. to the POB: thence North
68'33'31" East for 218.00 ft.: thence
South 24Q24'30" East for 105.64 ft.:
thence South 7131'32" West for
218.00 ft. to said Easterly R/W line:
thence North 24"24'30" West along
said Easterly R/W line for 94.351 ft. to
the POB, containing .5 acres, more or
less.
DATED this 3rd day of November.
2003.
Douglas C. Birmingham. Clerk
Gulf County Circuit Court
/s/ By: Barbara A. Baxter
publish: Nov. 6, 13, 20, & 27th. 2003.
Gulf County
Mitigation Task Force
For Immediate Release
The Gulf County Local Mitigation
Strategies (LMS) Task Force is holding
a public meeting to gather suggestions
and comments from members of the
community regarding the hazard miti-
gation plan that is now being devel-
oped. The Task Force is responsible for
developing a plan that will list pro-
posed projects and programs that, if
implemented, will make the communi-
ties of Gulf County less vulnerable to
the human and economic impacts of
future disasters. The meeting will be
held at the Gulf County
Administrative Building, Conference
Room 307, on Friday, November 14,
2003, at 10:00 am EST. Members of
the public are encouraged to attend the
meeting to learn about the planning
effort and to provide input to the Task
Force. Public copies of the existing LMS
can be reviewed at the Gulf County
Administrative Building. 1000 Cecil G.
Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. All comments from the public
should be submitted in writing to the
Apalachee Regional Planning Council.
20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1.
Blountstown. Florida 32424 or by
email to arpc4@dlgitalexp.com.
For additional information, contact:
Chris Rietow
850-488-6211
arpc4@digitialexp.com
The location of the public hearing is
handicapped accessible. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter
for the hearing impaired or the visually
impaired should contact R. Larry Wells,
Director of Emergency Management, at
(850) 229-9110, at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting and an inter-
preter will be provided. Any non-
English speaking person wishing to
attend the public hearing should con-
tact R. Larry Wells, Director of
Emergency Management, at (850) 229-
9110. at least five calendar days prior
to the meeting and a language inter-


preter will be provided. To access a
Telecommunication Device for Deaf
Persons (TDD) please call 1-800-855-
1155. Any handicapped person requir-
ing special accommodation at this
meeting should contact R. Larry Wells,
Director of Emergency Management, at
(850) 229-9110. at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting.
publish: November 6. 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hear-
ing to consider adoption of an
Ordinance with the following title:
AN ORDINANCE, DESIGNAT-
ING CERTAIN ROADWAYS
WITHIN GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA FOR USE BY GOLF
CARTS, ESTABLISHING THAT
CERTAIN GULF COUNTY
ROADWAYS MEET THE
REQUIRED CRITERIA FOR
THE SAFE OPERATION OF
GOLF CARTS, PROVIDING
FOR THE POSTING OF SIGNS
ON CERTAIN DESIGNATED
ROADWAYS WITHIN GULF
COUNTY FOR PERMISSIVE
USE OF GOLF CARTS ON
SUCH ROADWAYS, PROVID-
ING FOR HOURS OF OPERA-
TIONS OF GOLF CARTS ON
CERTAIN GULF COUNTY
ROADWAYS, PROVIDING
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
FOR GOLF CARTS OPERAT-
ING ON CERTAIN GULF
COUNTY ROADWAYS. PRO-
VIDING FOR AN AGE LIMIT
FOR PERSONS OPERATING
GOLF CARTS ON CERTAIN
GULF COUNTY ROADWAYS,
PROVIDING FOR ENFORCE-
MENT,' ESTABLISHING
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS,
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY OF ORDINANCE PROVI-
SIONS AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
*Complete Ordinance on file in the
Clerk's Office*
The public hearing will be held during
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioner's Meeting on Tuesday.
November 25, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. est. in
the County Commissioner's meeting
room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Gulf County
Courthouse Complex, Port St. Joe,
Florida.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: BILLY E. TRAYLOR, CHAIRMAN
publish: November 6 and 13, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS


BID NO. 0304-07
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 Motor Grader
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) 229-1990.
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 21, 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 24. 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 November 6 & 13, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-08
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
One (1) Tub Grinder within
the following guidelines:
Option 1: Purchase price-outright pur-
chase, with or without trade-in.
'Option 2: Purchase price-with financ-
ing of 5-6 years ($50,000.00 down pay-
ment), annual payments due one year
from purchase, with or without trade-
in.
Specifications may be obtained from
the Gulf County Clerks Office at 1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.. Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Solid Waste
Director Joe Danford, 1001 Tenth
Street, Port St. Joe. Florida 32456,
(850) 227-1401. Tub grinder to be trad-
ed in can be seen at this location.
Delivery date must be specified.
Liquidated damage of $25.00 per day
will be assessed for each day goods
remain undelivered.
Please indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-


PUBLIC NOTICES


BER, and what the BID Is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
November 21, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same loca-
tion on Monday, November 24. 2003 at
10:00 a.m., E.S.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: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish November 6 & 13, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-09
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
One (1) Used F-700 or
Equivalent Cab & Chassis.
Preferably with P.T.O. and Air
Brakes
Specifications may be obtained from
the Office of the Clerk of Court. at1000
Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room 148,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Phone (850)
229-6113.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be directed to Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee, 318
South 7th Street. Wewahitchka,
Florida 32465 (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 21, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at -the Office of the Clerk of
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
Bids will be opened at this same loca-
tion on Monday, November 24, 2003 at
10:00 a.m., E.S.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: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish November 6 & 13, 2003



GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

SEPTEMBER 9, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
PROPOSED RESOLUTION /
BOND ISSUE


County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed a proposed resolution
regarding the bond issue to con-
solidate 22 loans, and read the
proposed resolution by title.
Commissioner Fox motioned to
adopt the following resolution.
Chairman Barnes passed the
Chair to Commissioner Fox, and
seconded the motion for discus-
sion. After'discussion, the motion
passed 4 to 1, with Commissioner
Traylor voting no.
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-31
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE
OF NOT EXCEEDING
$2,000,000.00 CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENT REFUNDING
REVENUE BONDS, SERIES
2003, TO PAY THE COSTS OF
REFUNDING CERTAIN OUT-
STANDING OBLIGATIONS OF
THE COUNTY AND CERTAIN
CAPITAL PROJECTS: PLEDGING
CERTAIN NON AD-VALOREM
TAX REVENUES FOR THE PAY-
MENT OF SAID BONDS; DELE-
GATING THE AWARD OF THE
BONDS TO THE CHAIRMAN;
MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS
AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNEC-
TION THEREWITH; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING
FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
* Complete Resolution on file with
Clerk *
SUpon discussion by Ralph Cellon,
of Morgan-Keegan, Commissioner
Peters motioned to allow the
Chairman to sign the bond docu-
ments. Commissioner Fox sec-
onded the motion, and it passed
4 to 1, with Commissioner
Traylor voting no.
ADVERTISE / LAND DEVELOP-
MENT REGULATIONS AMEND-
MENT
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland regarding
the vesting issue in the County's
L.D.R.s, Commissioner
McLemore motioned to advertise
to amend the Gulf County
L.D.R.s. Commissioner Peters


secornded the motlon and i
passed unanimously.
INVOICES / PANAMA COURT
REPORTING
Chairman Barnes reported that
there are several Panama Court
Reporting invoices that need to.
be approved by the Board, and
requested that County Attorney
McFarland review them before
approval. County Attorney,
McFarland requested that the
issue be tabled until later in the
meeting.
CHANGE ORDER #2 / G.A.C.
CONTRACTORS, INC.
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve Change Order #2, an
increase of $42,165.96, to G.A.C.
Contractors, Inc. (Integras, Phase
II Project), contingent upon
D.C.A. approval and recommen-
dation of C.B.B.G. Grant
Administrator. Commissioner
Peters seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously.
CANOPY / WEWA E.M.S.
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
allow Wewahitchka E.M.S. to
purchase a canopy.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
INVOICES / PANAMA COURT
REPORTING
Upon recommendation by County
Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve the :following Panama
Court Reporting invoices.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
#1002 08-26-03 $234.56
#1003 09-03-03 $217.00
#1004 09-03-03 $126.00
#1005 09-03-03 $234.56
#1006 09-02-03 $159.56
#1007 09'-02-03 $218.22
#1008 09-04-03 $143.22
INVOICE / G.A.C. CONTRAC-
TORS, INC.
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Administrator Butler,


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Cor,rmmislionrler Peter~ mrouoned 1o
approve a G.A.C. Contractors
invoice (#2050), in the amount
$93,489.58, for the Integras,
Phase II project (to be paid with
grant funds). Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
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'HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN
Chief Administrator Butler
reported that he has received the
2nd draft of the Habitat
Conservation Plan, and stated
that the consultant has request-
ed that the, draft be reviewed and
submitted within ten days.
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County Attorney McFarland
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Administrator Butler reported
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plan and will submit his recom-
mendation to the Board.
Chairman Barnes discussed.
holding a workshop to discuss
this issue further.
MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT /
A-DICTAPHONE CORPORATION
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Emergency Management/911
Coordinator Nelson,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to approve a 36-month mainte-
nance agreement ($2,954.69 per
year) with A-Dictaphone
Corporation for the two logging
recorders. Commissioner Peters
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
S.H.I.P. REHABILITATION ASSIS-
TANCE / CORRECTED AMOUNT
Upon recommendation. by
Veterans' Service Officer
Williams, Commissioner Peters
motioned to change the amount
awarded for S.H.I.P.
Rehabilitation Assistance for
Kellie Kennington, Michael Tiller,
and future Rehabilitation
Assistance recipients to
$18,186.70. Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY COMMODITY
PROGRAM
Upon discussion by Emergency
Management Director Wells that
the State is considering doing
away with various County


Corrmodjlt Pr:o grams.
Commissioner Peters motioned to
submit a letter of support to State
Agencies regarding the Gulf
County Commodity Program.
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and' it passed
unanimously. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters, Emergency
Management Director Wells dis-
cussed the proposed plan to
reduce the number of distribut-
ing commodity agencies from
between 80 and 86 to between 15
and 25 State-wide.
EDWARD BYRNE GRANT /
SHERIFF'S OFFICE / D.AR.E.
PROGRAM
Upon recommendation by Major
Nugent, Commissioner Traylor
motioned to allow the Chairman
to sign the Edward Byrne Grant
Acceptance for 2004.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Major Nugent reported
that after 2004, this grant will no
longer be available for Gulf
SCounty.
RADIO TOWER / REPEATER
Major Nugent stated that they are
working on placing a repeater
system on the radio tower in
Wewahitchka to improve commu-
nications (will not affect wind
load on tower);
MOSQUITO CONTROL BUDGET
Upon recommendation by Solid
Waste Director Danford,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
allow the Chairman to sign the
annual certified Mosquito Control
Budget. ,Commissioner Traylor
seconded' the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
AWARD BID #0203-32 / FIRE
TRUCK EQUIPMENT WHITE
CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
Upon discussion by Planner
Richardson, Commissioner Fox
motioned to aWard bid #0203-32
(for miscellaneous equipment for
the new fire truck for White City
Fire Department) to Sunbelt Fire
Apparatus, Inc., in the amount of
$18,507.00 (low-bidder).
Commissioner McLemore second-
ed the motion, and it passed
unanimously.
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