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Mexico Beach
Audit Results .....


Pg. 3A


Local Teachers
Headed to New York Pg. 4A


Wewa Tweaks
Sewer Rates....


.... Pg. 6A


Saturday Night
Fever Catching..... Pg. 7A

JUCO Classic


Thanksgiving...


S. Pg. 10A


Law Enforcement News .. Pg. 4B
Sports .......... Pgs. 10-12A
Society............ Pg. 1-2B
Obituaries .......... Pg. 5B
Church News ........ Pg. 6B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B



Monumental


Music at the


Park Sunday

The Junior Service League of
Port St. Joe and Gulf Alliance for
Local Arts will host a free concert,
"Monumental Music" in
Constitution Park, on Sunday,
November 16th, from 1:30 p.m. to
3:30 p.m. EST. The concert will fea-
ture "The Blue and Grey Jazz
Group", a six piece jazz band out of
Panama City, playing swing and
New Orleans style favorites.
Paul Gant will be selling his
legendary BBQ dinners and tea
starting at 1:00 p.m.
Make plans now to go and
enjoy the music "by the Monument"
in this historic park! Remember to
bring lawn chairs, blankets and
bug spray, and sit back and enjoy
the music. Everyone is welcome to
attend. No rain date is scheduled.
For ,additional information,
contact Jodi Perez at 227-2117. If
there is questionable weather on
Sunday, call Kim Harrison at 227-
3745 find o6iit if th con'6et iiwill
still take place. "


Christmas


for Adults


and Kids


rTAR


Gulf County commissioners
are moving forward with plans to
correct a long-standing leak prob-
lem at the Gulf County Courthouse
complex.
Several efforts have been made
to repair the existing roof, but the
problem has persisted because of
the makeup and design of the
existing roof. As was explained
during Monday's meeting, part of
the problem is that water is actual-
ly leaching through the upper walls
of the roof, above the existing roof
line, and finding its way to the
offices below.
Chief Administrator Don Butler
gave board members a
proposal/cost estimate for replac-
ing the roof, correcting the leaching
problem, and installing a new ele-
vator that is compliant with the
American Disability Act.
The estimated price tag for this
work is $671,730, which exceeds
the money available to do the work.
Commissioners discussed their
options, within the $500,000 budg-
et they have earmarked for the job,
and decided to go with a previous
bid to do the work. The bid in ques-
tion included installing a metal roof
system and covering the upper sec-
tioii with iietal sheeting, rather


500
USPS 518-880


Veterans Honored ...



Community Remembers the Sacrifices of Those In Uniform


by Tim Croft
It's just so personal.
Tuesday's celebration of
Veterans Day was replete with
patriotic songs, the colors of the
country, historic words and lauda-
tory, oft times moving, speeches.
But beyond that, here in Gulf
County, the day was notable in
large measure because it was so
personal.
Start with the dozens of veter-
ans seated inside the Marion Craig
Coliseum or the Wewahitchka High
School football field, folks seen
around town, in the shops, at
work, at community gatherings
each week.
Remember Christopher
Blaschum, the Port St. Joe High
School graduate and fighter pilot
who lost his life nearly two years
ago while training for action in
Afghanistan.
And Clifford Chester Sims,
who in a far off land in a long-ago
time demonstrated a stunning self-
lessness, a courage that seems
unfathomable, and who, this year,
had a veterans nursing home
named in his honor.
There, too, is Buck Watford, a
beloved teacher and coach in Port
St. Joe who has spent months in
Kuwait and Iraq, leaving behind a
family and a job in order to protect
everything this country stands for.
Or Jayce Sellers, a Port St. Joe
resident who is spending each day
protecting life.and limb on the haz-
ardous streets of Baghdad.
And Thad Morris, a
Wewahitchka native, who has
served valiantly, and been decorate
for it, with the U.S. Navy in Iraq.
So; beyond the usual p mp
and ceremony, beyond the color
guards, the songs, the words,
beyond the memories of the terror-
ist attacks of 9/11, Veterans Day
in Gulf County has become oh so
personal.
"Veterans Day and Memorial
Day, they have become more per-
sonal since 9/11," said U.S. Army
Lt. Col. Tammy Rushing, a 1976
graduate of Port St. Joe High


School and the keynote speaker for
Tuesday's ceremony at the high
school.
"It's very, very touching to see
people actually supporting the vet-
erans."
In this neck of the woods, they
wouldn't have it any other way, in
large part because the men and
women who have made the sacri-
fices, donned the uniform and
done their duty, well, they are the
next door neighbor, the friend
down the block, the buddy at work.
Everyday folks who have
served extraordinarily.
They imbued ceremonies, such
as those held at both county high
schools and the County
Courthouse, with a sense of com-
munity not seen in larger cities, as
noted by Port St. Joe Police Chief
Jay Leffert, currently on active
duty with the U.S. Air Force.
They helped inject the songs of
Mary Lou Cumbie, Ann Comforter,
the Port St. Joe Elementary School
choir, the third-graders of
Wewahitchka Elementary or the
Port St. Joe High School choral
group with added emotion, tugging
at heartstrings, causing eyes to
well, voices to waver.
As Rushing noted, she grew up
during the Vietnam War. She
watched men and women come
Some from overseas to be ostra-
cized, spit upon, demeaned by time
and circumstances.
"It's a totally different thing to
feel the support of Americans for
their veterans," Rushing said.
And as Rushing noted during
her remarks to the students in Port
St. Joe who only underscored the
embrace with which one communi-
ty clutches its veterans through
exemplary behavior and respect -
(iAlf County knows too well the
sacrifices of freedom.
"The cost of freedom is very
high," Rushing said. "It is paid in
sacrifice, paid in blood."
A chit settled by the likes of
Blaschum, Sims, Watford, Sellers
and Morris, by the men and women
who attended ceremonies on
Tuesday, their bearing upright


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Nears Goal v

Donations Still Neede ed Hor Service


By Carly Johnson
As the fourth annu
Christmas for Adults and Kids co
tinues to gather donations a
funds, the deadline has now pass
for application submission.
More than 700 children a
adults submitted applications i
assistance. The committee, alo:
with support of the Salvation Arrm
the Gulf County Senior Citizer
Arvida, Knights of Columbus aj
The Star Publishing Company,
working hard to achieve its final
cial goal of $20,000. The commit
currently is reporting $14,0(
given to date.
"We really need the moneta
and gift donations to meet t
needs of the people of this comm
nity," committee chairman Jei
Stokoe said. "We have a lot of pe
ple asking for help this season a
want to make it a positive one i
everyone."
The organization is giving gi
and food to needy children this se
son, as well as needed clothing a
supplies for adults.
Merchandise will be distribute
December 2-8, at the STAC Hou
on 8th Street in Port St. Joe front
a.m. 6.p.m. each day for comm
nity members who filled out app
cations. Those picking up m(
chandise must bring a picture ID
the STAC House.
Donations such as toys, foc
blankets, heaters, lap robes, paj
mas and monetary donations a
still needed and can be dropped
at The Star at 209 Reid Avenue
Port St. Joe, the Senior Citize
Center next to the library or c
Jerry Stokoe at 229-8466 for oth
arrangements or emergency need


S by Carly Johnson
ial Thad Morris, a 1998
'n- graduate of Wewahitchka :
id High School, recently .
ed received high honors from
the United States Navy while .
d serving in Iraq..
for Petty Officer Morris
received the "Joint Services
ng Achievement Medal" on July
Y, 31, from Gary L. Harrell, the
as, Brigadier General for the
nd U.S. Army.
is In the Citation to the -
n- award, it was noted that
:ee Morris received the medal .
00 because he "distinguished M
himself by 'meritorious
achievement as an Elint : I .
rY Analyst, Naval Special
he Warfare Task Group
u- Central, Special Operations ""U
rry Command Central in sup-
eo- port of Operation IRAQI '
id FREEDOM, from 11
for February 2003 to 22 April -
2003." P.
Earnest Morris, grand- Pety OfficerThad Morris
fts father who raised Thad since
ma- childhood, became emotional when discussing this honor.
nd "He has always been a great kid," Earnest Morris said. "He was never
any trouble at all and he always was a leader who worked very hard."
ed Now blazing trails in the Navy, Morris began his military endeavors by
se spending four years in NJROTC at Wewahitchka High School. Under the
9 tutelage of Lt. Commander James McLeod, Thad Morris thrived on all the
u- organization had to offer.
ili- "Thad showed me early that he had the determination to succeed at
er- anything he set his mind to," McLeod said. "I knew he would go very far in
to the military. He was a young man intent on reaching his goals and never
let anything get in his way."
McLeod also noted that he was especially hard on Thad Morris
'd, because he wanted him to be prepared for all the military could throw at
ia- him. In return, McLeod gave him the highest recommendation at his dis-
Ire posal when Thad decided to join Navy.
off Only three weeks after graduating, the already enlisted Thad Morris,
in reported to boot-camp in Chicago, Ill.
ns "It was one of the happiest and saddest days of my life," Earnest
all Morris said. "I was so proud of what he was determined to do, but just
ler walking by his room made me miss him terribly."
Is. (See Honored on Page 4A)


despite, in many cases, the years,
proudly wearing their colors and


the. memories of their service to.
country, and, in so many cases,


community.
(See Veterans on Page 8A)


Local veterans receive tokens of appreciation from members of Port St. Joe High School Student
Government Association. --Star photo



District and Teachers Union


At Stalemate Over Insurance


by Tim Croft
Negotiations between the pub-
lic school district and 'the union
representing teachers and support
personnel careened into a brick
wall last week.
Negotiators, who had previous-
ly agreed on, pay raises and were
.batting contract language propos-
als back and forth, ceased discus-
sions at Wewahitchka High School
when it become clear they would
not agree on health insurance..
The sides declared a' formal
impasse. The next step, as of press
time, appeared to be a hearing
before the Gulf County School
Board at some point in the coming
weeks.
In pure dollar amounts, the
sides are roughly $63,000 apart;
the current chasm, however, can't
be fully captured in dollars.
As district negotiator Jerry
Copeland noted. employee health
insurance is a "national" crisis in
the workplace, but local colors are
splattered on the canvas in the tus-
sle between the school district and
the bulk of its employees.
The key sticking point is the
district's contribution to employee
health insurance premium, which
currently stands at. $225 per
month.
That represents 75 percent of
the premium on the basic single
member plan.
The rates on that Blue
Cross/Blue Shield plan, however,
will go up some 21 percent next
year, the monthly premium jump-
ing from $280.65 to $330.47.
The union proposal is for the
district to pay 90 percent of that
premium, or roughly $291.
Last week, Copeland made
what he called his final offer on the
insurance, raising the district con-
tribution to $250.
"This is in an effort to settle,"
Copeland said. 'We have a national
crisis in health insurance. That cri-
sis has hit this state rather hard.
'There has to be some ways for
the parties to work together to con-
tain the costs of health insurance."
However, Tom Wazlavek, exec-
utive director of Gulf Education
Association, the union represent-
ing district employees, noted that
Blue Cross/Blue Shield had
informed the district that it must
pay at least 75 percent of the pre-
miums on the current plan to keep
that plan, which meant the district
would have to pay about $247, ren-
dering the district's proposal bare-
bones.
Copeland contended that when
added to the already agreed upon
two percent increase in pay for'


teachers. 35 cents per.hour for
non-instructional staff, the guar-
anteed annual incremental
increase of 1.12 percent that goes
to employees with three to 23 years
: experience and' the one percent
raise employees received in July as
part of last year's settlement, the
district had expended available
funds for salaries ahd benefits r "
"There isn't sufficient money in
this school system to go beyond the.
money on the table," Copeland
said.
The union sees the insurance
proposal, given the way insurance
premiums are spiking, as the
equivalent of a step backward for
teachers. ,
Uniformly,. reps from each
school voted to stand firm and not
accept the district's offer. '
According to the union analy-
: is, a first-year teacher would real-
ize a $22.90 per month gain in pay
with the agreed upon salary
increase, with' monthly insurance
costs rising $13.82.
The gap, for a teacher making
the district average of roughly
$35,000 per year would amount to


an increase of about $20 in take
home pay once new insurance
rates are factored.
A bus driver would see their
net pay grow by $6.30 per month;
under the district's insurance pro-
posal insurance premiums would
go up $13.82.
"They are cost-shifting,"
Wazlavek said. "They are shifting
the costs to the employees."
Which, from the union's point
of view, is another example of the
district's priorities being something
other than taking care of its
employees.
In .part, that philosophy has
manifested itself in different ways,
union negotiators argued.
The district has been, to union
eyes, slow and unresponsive to
rank-and-file, desires to join the
state health plan, which would be
more expensive but offers. better
benefits.
The district has also pushed an
alternative to the current plan for
next year:that would transform the
district's $250 into a contribution
(See Negotiations on Page 9A)


than the more aesthetically pleas-
ing stucco look upon which the
estimate was based.
The board followed the recom-
mendation of Commissioner
Carmen McLemore and decided to
accept the lower.bid (approximate-
ly $371,000) to stay within the
amount of money on hand to do the
job. This figure does not include an
estimate of nearly $100,000 to
update the elevator.
DEADLOCKED ON
DUMP TRUCKS
During the board's last meet-
ing, commissioners voted 3-2 to
use a portion of the capital equip-
ment sinking fund to purchase sev-
eral items of capital equipment.
This action stirred a debate
between the board, members of the
Budget Review Committee, and
some members of the public as to
whether the purchases would "bust
the budget". The sinking fund
money was earmarked to pay the
first payment on a $2 million capi-
tal equipment pay-off bond the
board has just recently approved.
The chairman of the budget
review committee, Charlie Weston,
resigned from the committee dur-
(See Con6misrion on Page 9A)


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PAGE TWO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2003


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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY
COLUMN
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY, EDITOR


What It Was, Was Football ...


Let Us Not Forget



The Price

The annual Veterans Day program at Port St. Joe High School
is a most heart-touching reminder of those who have paid the ulti-
mate price for our freedoms. When the names of those former Gulf
County residents who have given there lives is read the cost, of our
privileges becomes very real.
Port St. Joe High School teacher and veteran Rodney Herring
called those names aloud during Tuesday's veterans service at the
school. As each name was read, veteran Ray Likely made one
stroke to "sound the bell" for a total of 36 solemn chimes in recog-
nition and remembrance of those veterans. This was followed by
taps, played by band director Mitch Bouington.
Each year as Herring reads these names it gets increasingly
difficult for him as they become very familiar and faces of class-
mates and friends from the Vietnam War era begin to match a list
that suddenly becomes very personal.
We'd like to salute those Gulf Countians who have gone to their
eternal resting place.


WORLD WAR II
Hewey Alday
James E. Black
Jim Brooks
Ralph Connell
Edgar Hagans
James N. Hayes
John C. Hayes
Basil H. Hicks:
Jimmy Jackson
Winfred C. Jenks
Richard Jones
Harry D. Johnson
Wallace A. Joughin.
Lonnie C. King
Benjamin C. Kirkland
Wayne L. Langley
Willie Marshall
Jesse M. Nichols
James E. Roberson
S Willis V. Rowan
* Carl A. Soderberg
Howard. C. Taunton
JohrrW. Will'iams
William R. Williams

KOREAN WAR
S Jim Daniels, Jr.
Roy B. Evans
William M. Garrett
George W. Parrish
Kenneth W. Powers

VIETNAM
Moulton L. Freeman
John C. Gainous
Calvin K. Graeser,'Jr.
Fred Land
Clifford E. Sims (C.M.H.)
Jamres T..Tindell
SRobert H. Pilk


(World War I had ended before Gulf County was formed in
1925. Any veteran who was killed while serving in World War I
would have been listed as a resident of Calhoun County.)


Several of you have comment-
ed about seeing me back on the
sidelines at the football games.
And one or two have even thanked
me for my "contributions" to the
team. Mostly I stand around and
look at the other coaches and yell
when they do. It makes me look
like I have a clue as to what is tak-
ing place around me!
I don't know much but I have
been studying on this coaching
thing for nigh on to thirty years
now. Listen very closely, I'm fixing
to give you the secret, inside scoop
on how it all really works.....
First, you have a head coach.
He makes a lot of phone calls to
other coaches. They talk about
schedules, left tackles, bad princi-
pals and the 6 foot, 4 inch, 250
pounder that is playing in the
band. Disgruntled parents flock to
the head coach. He has to keep 43
players, 4 other coaches, a trainer,
3 crazy managers and the water


boy if not happy, at least content-
ed enough to keep coming back
everyday. He is the last person to
leave the locker room and he picks
up all the dirty t-shirts and little
strips of tape and what's left of
someone's shredded sock. He also
usually gets too much credit when
the team wins......and too much
blame when it loses.
It has never, ever crossed my
mind to be a head coach!
The offensive coordinator is
more or less in charge of the
offense and we let him call most of
the plays on Friday night. It sure
helps if he is the smartest coach
on the staff.
Most folks sit up in the stands
and yell, "Run the ball, coach!"
'Course, if the run doesn't work,
then they yell, "Pass it, you idiot!"
Actually, it is a little more compli-
cated than that....
I much prefer running over
passing. But if the offensive coor-
dinator has called "pro-right, x-
over, forty-one wing back counter-
trap strong" and the defense shifts
into a "one" technique on the back
side with a slant to the tight end
and the play side linebacker steps
into the "A" gap on a blitz..... I'm,


The '"Christmas for Kids and Adults" program
took on a whole new dimension of service last year
when it was expanded to include elderly men and
women.
The Gulf County Senior Citizens, Arvida,
Knights of Columbus and The Star Publishing Com-
pany are joining together to sponsor this year's com-
munity-wide program. This is the fourth year of the
Christmas program and is projected to serve more
children and adults than any year in the past.
Last year's program was an overwhelming success
thanks to the outstanding generos-

out the community: anr beyqjd.
.ver .700 kids and adults were
served and $15,000 in donations,
toys, and in-kind contributions
were gathered last Christmas sea-
son. This years goal has been' set at
$20,000 with plans to serve
approximately 1,000 people.
Donations may be mailed to
the Gulf County Senior Citizens,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl
32456. Donations may also be
dropped off at The Star at 209 Reid
Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
AlAll donations ate tax
deductible and should be received .4
0 2' prior to December 18th in order to
comrriplete the program. New toys
will also be accepted at the drop off
I .love the,.Christimas-tide,' ani4yqj I noticethis,
i100%of all gifts received a yt, otice this,
will be distributed to the each yeair Ilive;-
*qhildren and adults served I always like th gifts Iget;But howI love the
throsigh the program. gifts e lyn Wells


going to be the very first to ease
over and Whisper, "you should
have passed, you idiot".
An offensive coordinator has
to consider the players he is work-
ing with, the'score, the down and
distance, the mind-set of the
defensive coordinator on the other
side of the field, the wind direction,
the sore left ankle of his tailback,
the rushing ability of the right out-
side linebacker versus your tackle,
.the center snap, the effect of the
left guard's girl friend jilting him
right before the pep rally on his
blocking ability, field position, the
intensity level of your wide
receivers.....
He has a fraction of a second
to compute all of this and get it
into the game. He calls "twins
right, motion, seventy-one smack,
x-block, z-in, take-off". The full-
back who is running in the plays
nods, "got it, coach". We break the
huddle and we are not in "twins
right", we do not go in motion, we
run "ninety-three pass", x-doesn't
block, z goes out, and we throw it
to the wingback in the flat for a 1
yard loss.
Having to send a play in by a
fullback has kept me from ever


wanting to be an offensive coordi-
nator!
The defensive coordinator
needs to be the meanest coach on,
your staff. If also helps if he is big
and ugly! These guys never smile.
A four inch scar on his face and
some tobacco juice leaking from
the left side of his mouth is an
added bonus. He must always, and
at all times, have the disposition of
a stampeding rhinoceros. He is the
guy who is going to teach our chil-
dren to stick that helmet with.
great enthusiasm into places
where they sometimes don't want
to go.
Defensive coordinators talk an
entire different language than the
rest of the world. They love to
"blitz, x-stunt, slant right, get
lower than a whale's belly, scrape-
to-the-hole, run your feet" and my
personal favorite, "don't let any-
thing cross your face". Those
defensive coaches watch film of the
opposing team until their eyes
bleed. They're looking for a key-
does the left guard back up if he is
pulling, does the halfback cheat on
the quick pitch, can the quarter-
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.


We Don't Intentionally Spoil


I SAW THE ECLIPSE of the
moon Saturday night. I was com-
ing back from my Saturday after-
noon dialysis treatment in Pana-
ma City when it was happening
and got to view it first hand.
"We started back home when
the moon was in its last quarter of
ipse and got to watch it slowly
disappear as the eclipse pro-
gressed.
That's a marvel, no matter
hof$ many times I have seen it
happen.
You, of course, know that the
eclipse is caused by the earth
moving moving between the Sun,
the moon's source of light, and the
moon, casting the Earth's shadow
across the moon. It's much like
the shadow of Yankee stadium's
bleachers, moving across the bat-
ter's box, to the pitcher's mound
and, eventually, into the outfield.
Except ....
It doesn't give the pitcher the
advantage of throwing a fast-ball


ETAOIN.SHRDLU


Wtten by Wesley gRamsey


"brush-back".high, inside pitch for week, when he didn't have any-
the batter not to see, until it's too thimg t write about, like I did last
late to duckl week.
His writing about Sammie,
THE MOON WENT behind the reminded me of our two dogs one
shadow, completely, by the time evening last week.
we arrived home and came out the Unlike Bob's Sammie, our two
other side, by the time we finally dogs, Smudgie and Little Bit,; have
got to bed; the run of the house and the
I didn't see that! couch: and the chair .and
the'recliner.
I GOT ANOTHER .couple of Frenchie went to feed the dogs
columns from my pen pal, Bob the other .afternoon, awakening
Steinmetz, down in Boynton them from their afternoon snooze.
Beach, Monday. Bob was writing She brought them eaCh a strip of
about Sammie, his diminutive "bacon bits" and .deposited'
poodle, telling about his bathroom Smudgie's beneath her nose, bro-
habits. I guess Bob also ran into a ken into bite-size bits where she


Our Dogs; It Jest Hppene
'"' < 'g*ifs "; '; .embarrasSing active',"'
Should have no trouble eaing, nor' :tle piles of surprises a gifts! -He g activity
have to move to take a bite. : just hkesto surpriseyou!. I guesp it's a "given".th.
She dined on the friendly con- will learn to do the things,
fines of our "for-company" couch! MY GREAT GRANDON, Will, .which will .cause his parent
Little Bit, not to risk stirring is in the "office" with me today :He blush when he performs ii
,,*Smudgie's ire, was napping on my was already here when I arrived, midst of company. ..
leather recliner, so Frenchie crum- and had a "store" setupin a huge ..
bled up her piece of bacon bits cardboard box and was "open for THIS COLUMN IS: TUR
under her nose on the recliner, for business". out to be almost an identica
her to eat. He had a stock of' office sup- with'last week's effort; about
There was one dog on our .,plies, a. couple of pieces of candy tle bit of everything and not
expensive, upholstered sofa and and a big grape "Giatoraide" drink. of anything.
one dog on my plush, leather-coy- He tried to senl me something and I did have a subject
ered recliner, eating their meal, ended up drinking the "Gatorade", thought out and diagrammi
while I was sitting in the occasion- rather than see it go to waste. my mind, to write, when
al chair, because I couldn't get in .Will kept me entertained, dis- down to the computer. But
my recliner. turbing my train of 'thoughtless- advent oflittle Will being hern
We don't intentionally spoil ness. the arrival of another epistle
our dogs; it just happened! Will has learned, to' make a Bob: sort of shot that in' the' h
Bob has Sammie relegated to noise by putting his hand up I reckon that's the eur
a converted baby pen, covered'.. under his arm pit and, quickly having 50 years of column-wv
with an upside-down folding table, ppumping his' arm up and down, -, experience; you take what
on his sun porch. resulting iri.a sudden "'burp"I experience and run with itI'
Bob, you'll stunt his psyche if : I listened to that all during the I'm about through with
you don't let him out of the play- morning and wondered how one of allotted space, now, .and
pen and allow him the run of the': such a' tender age had already have the lines left to start any
house. He just leaves you those lit- learned how to perform that new.


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Mexico Beach Audit Results to


be Delivered by Next Week


by Tim Croft
The long-awaited findings of a
state audit of the city of Mexico
Beach should be in the hands of
city officials sometime next week.
The preliminary and tentative
(P&T) findings is likely to be deliv-
ered to city staff next week, said
Ted Sauerbeck, with the local gov-
ernment unit of the Florida Auditor
General's office.
Once in the hands of city offi-
cials the document becomes a pub-
lic record, Sauerbeck added.
From the time ofdelivery, the
city will have 30 days in which to
respond, formally and in writing.
The Auditor General's office
will then issue a final report,
which, given the holidays, is not
likely to published and released
until after the first of the year.
The audit findings have been
the source of considerable specula-
tion since a legislative audit com-
mittee approved the audit and for-
warded the request onto the
Auditor General in the spring.
While several elected officials
and city staff do not expect the
audit to reveal, as some have
alleged, large sums of missing
money or illegal practices in city
operations, others believe the audit
will stir up a hornet's nest of ques-
tionable practices.
The audit was the product of a
citizen's petition, signed by just
over 20 percent of the registered


voters in the city, that circulated
early this year.
The petition drive only amped
the rancor within the city, with
some elected officials and citizens
contending the petition was sold on
faulty allegations and misleading
assertions that the city would not
be stuck with the bill, which has
been estimated to top $70,000 once'
the final audit report has been
issued.
Sauerbeck has said that the
issue of the bill is not the responsi-
bility of his office.
However, Florida law indicates
that, barring extenuating circum-
stances, such as the audit finding
the city unable to pay, the bill is the
city's to pay.
And the city has already taken
steps to set aside the funds to pay
for the audit, nixing other projects
in order to have the funds to pay
for the audit.
The state audit examined city
operations and management prac-
tices, as well as, where applicable
under the Auditor General's statu-
torial charge, any issues raised by
folks in Mexico Beach, such as the
laundry list of items turned in by
the citizen's committee that pushed
the audit petition.
Those included everything from
purchases made by the city to a
bond issue in the late 1990's to
which the city lent its name.
Mexico Beach has been dis-


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missed as a defendant in the feder-
al class-action lawsuit in,California
stemming from that bond issue.
The state audit did not exam-
ine financial statements, which are
the purview of the annual audit
conducted, as mandated by law, by
an independent auditor.
In other business out of Mexico
Beach:
During a public hearing last
week, the City Council discussed
and tweaked an ordinance pertain-
ing to the sanitation department to
be taken up this week during the
Council's regular monthly meeting.
Among the provisions is a new
category of sanitation, noted as
"light commercial" for small busi-
nesses, such as realtors and simi-
lar types of offices, which do not
generate as much trash as restau-
rants or motels, etc.
Under the rate structure con-
tained in the ordinance, residential


Kesley-
back throw rolling to his left -that
might give their defense the edge.
The defensive coordinator will kick,
yell, scream, fuss and coerce "his
guys" into the defensive unit he
desires. But if you make an off
hand, uncomplimentary remark
(no matter how slight) about any
player who lines up on defense he
will grab you by the throat and
shove you into the nearest wall. He
can "get on them" but ain't nobody
else going to! No one loves and
appreciates a football player more
than the defensive coordinator!
I quit chewing ten years ago and
don't have enough scars for that
job.
You have to have a condition
coach. This is the guy with no
heart. He runs those little kids
until they are stepping on their
tongues, tossing their lunch and
crying in agony. Then he calls 'em
up and allows that one of them did-
n't run "all out". He makes the
whole team start over from the
beginning. You can usually spot
the condition coach pretty easy, He
is the big guy who looks like he
could run all day and cany small
cars around on his back.
He is also the coach you thank
when 'dir side is still goriig strong
late in the fourth quarter!
'nim way too old and out of shape
to b6 a condition coach.


sanitation will be $20.77 per month
per unit.
Commercial users will pay
$62.31 and light commercial users
$28 per month.
Commercial dumpster fees will
be $150 per month, $25 per addi-
tional pickup. So-called "white"
goods and furniture will cost $25
per pickup.
Customers dumping at the city
yard will pay $8 for 25-100 pounds;
$12 for 101-300 pounds; $14 for
301-1,000 pounds; and $14 for
1,001 or more pounds, with an
additional $4 for each additional
300 pounds.
Mobile home parks will pay an
amount equal to 75 percent of the
total units multiplied by the resi-
dential rate.
Recreational vehicles/park
trailers pay an amount equal to the
number of spaces times 30 percent
times the residential rate.


From page
You need a coach with an acute
knowledge of the game and keen
eyesight. You will put him "up top"
on game day to assist both the
offensive and defensive coordina-
tors in what is actually unfolding
on the field. The sidelines has got
to be the absolute worst seat in the
house for viewing a football game.
The eye in the sky coach is invalu-
able in spotting a chink in the
armor of the opposing team.
I have had cataract surgery on my
right eye and can't see a thing out
of my left one. I could just barely
tell players were wearing different
colored jerseys from that high up!
Let's review my role as a coach. I
am too smart to be the head coach.
I am not smart enough to be the
offensive coordinator. I quit run-
ning my head through brick walls
years ago so that disqualifies me
for the defensive job. You've seen
my body- the condition position is
outl And I don't qualify for the
spotting job because I can't see
past the end of my nose.
So, the next time you're sitting up
there and you don't know whether
to yell "run" or "pass". You can't
decide if we ought to blitz or drop
off into coverage. Should we kick
the extra point or go for two....
don't. look down there where I'm
standing-I don't know either!
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Local Teachers Head to New York for Conference


by Tim Croft
This is a beautiful time of year
in upstate New York, the seasons


changing, the trees mostly bared,
winter's chill dancing in the air.
Not that any of the 20 Gulf


County teachers and school offi-
cials will know the difference.
They set off on Wednesday for a

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Port St. Joe Mayor Frank Pate (right) hands over the key to the City to James De Wolfe (left).


Senior Goodwill Ambassador Visits


James DeWolfe, the senior
goodwill ambassador for the
Canadian province of New
Brunswick, met with Mayor Frank
Pate at Port St. Joe City Hall on
November 4th.
Mayor Pate presented a Key to
City of Port St. Joe to Ambassador
DeWolfe. In return, Mayor Pate was
presented four letters of introduc-
tion, a sample of maple syrup, and
fresh lobster from the Atlantic
Ocean. Additionally, he received a
sample of freshly ground coffee
along with items of interest from
the town of Riverview, including a
package of dulse (a Canadian deli-
cacy), and a picture of the newest
town, Dieppe. The town of Dieppe
was established much like Port St.
Joe, as a fishing and tounst com-
munity.
Mr. DeWolfe walked all around
Port St. Joe, meeting kind towns-;


people, receiving assistance, and
beginning new friendships. He
handed out Canadian lapel pins to
dozens of people.
Mr. DeWolfe invited Mayor Pate
and his wife to visit Moncton,


Canada where he could return the
hospitality received by giving them
a Canadian Goodwill Tour. Mr.
DeWolfe enjoys spreading cheer
and helping others.


Honored from page 1
Just prior to boot camp gradu- the challenges every day brings,"
ation, Thad was chosen above Earnest Morris said. "I am ready
more than 80 other men in his for him to come home, but glad he
company to serve as leader on the is out there for us."
field during graduation. During Thad Morris is currently sta-
this ceremony, the Florida state tioned in San Diego, CA,.undergo-
flag was raised in his honor. ing more Naval training.
With all of the. options now -
open-to Thad, his career could go
anywhere inside or outside the mit-
Itarn.- However: his grandfather.
sees Thad as career militariv~
"He is very happy and enjoys


five-day workshop and conference
in Bolton Landing, N.Y., north of
Albany.
The workshop and conference
serve as something of the national
kickoff of 'The Century Program,"
the latest initiative from the
Foundation for Excellent Schools
(FES).
"What we at FES try to do is
help all students take one more
step," said Carol Cathey, a program
director with FES and former Gulf
County teacher. "You are trying to
see that every student gets as far as
they can go." '
As "The Century Program"
takes shape, this week's conference
is a crucial beginning step.
'The Century Program" aims to
link 100 public schools with 100
colleges in order to provide educa-
tinal sustenance to some 20,000
undeserved students.
The program will include men-
toringo workshops to raise early
awareness of career and education-
al options, student goal setting,
college visits, provide admissions
and financial aid information for
students and parents, service
learning initiatives and summer
enrichment programs.
All designed to raise awareness
and broadening horizons, providing
the tools to allow students to think
bigger, aim higher.
The Kellogg Foundation provid-
ed $1 million in seed money to get
the program, intended as a three-
year project, up and running.
Twenty-eight public schools
across the nation will participate in
the first year.
Gulf County, which is in
essence the birthplace of FES
through the initiative that ulti-
mately created the Gulf County
Scholarship Program, was invited
onto the ground floor through its,
past association with FES, com-
bined with the largess of the St. Joe
Community Foundationi.
The, foundation donated
$30,000 to allow a delegation of
county educators to attend the
national conference kick-starting
"The Century Program" and for
expenses incurred in start-up
meetings, workshops and the like.
Cathey also beat the bushes for
help from the Kiwanis and Rotary
clubs.
The teachers chipped in, pick-
ing up the tab for their meals,
eschewing vans for transport
between airport and hotel and
bunking three to a room.
"We budgeted for 12 but picked
up 20," Cathey said. "The teachers
wanted just to go. They have gonm
one step beyond to go."


The attendees are: Jeannie
Askew, Carmel Dodson, Charlotte
Willis, Carolyn Witten, Cathy
Colbert, Polly Edmiston, Sue
Gannon, Lewana Patterson and
Melissa Ramsey from Port St. Joe
schools;
Bill Carr, Lori Price, Ashley
Davidson, Pam Lister, Anita Askew,
Karen Hoover, Terry Stryker,
Debbie Cole and Mark Taunton
from Wewahitchka Schools as well
as Melissa -Lavender from Gulf
Coast Community College and Billy
Quinn Jr., chairman of the Gulf
County School Board...
Gannon has attended FES
national conferences in the past,
but noted that those were exclu-
sively for high school educators.
"The Century Program"
expands the concept.
"We're trying to be able to form
a continuum," Gannon said. "The
things we do at the elementary
school we want to watch and track
as the students move to middle
school.
'Things that we do in middle
school, we want to watch and track
as the students move to high
school. We are trying to tie all these
things together."
During the workshop prior to
the conference the workshop
runs Wednesday evening to Friday
morning, the national conference
running from Friday morning
through Saturday evening educa-
tors will craft local plans for imple-
mefiting "The Century Program."
"We will be developing our
plan, for our school, for our coun-
ty," Gannon said.
And they will, Cathey noted, be
building networks, tossing bridges
up to link the schools, the commu-
nities together in a common goal.
"We will be building bridges,
from Wewahitchka to Port St. Joe,
from North Port St. Joe to Port St.
Joe, from the new economy to the


old, from elementary school to high
school," Cathey said. 'This allows
people to sit down -and take stock
on where they are and where they
want to go.
'They will be brainstorming the
strengths and weaknesses of the
schools here. How Gulf Coast
Community College can play a
role."
The local delegation will also be
able to brainstorm with other
schools and districts, sharing ideas
and concerns, collaborating on-
concepts and resources.
There will be nothing but time
for such discourse as the workshop
schedule has the educators' days
as planned out as the President's.
"There will be no time for play,"
Gannon noted. "But it sounds like
it's going to be great, the program
and the conference."
The folks in Gulf County will
also be one step ahead of many
other schools and districts repre-
sented at the workshop since one
meeting, a kind of orientation to
"The Century Program" was already
held in Wewahitchka earlier this
year.
The national conference to fol-
low is notable for several reasons,
including the presence of con-
sumer activist, lawyer and author
Ralph Nader.
One of the final conference
events will be a "browse and brag"
networking session, during which
the Gulf County Scholarship
Program will be featured.
'There are several reasons the
conference is valuable," Gannon
said. "We always find out how good
we have it here.
"On the other hand we hear
'about good things that are going on
elsewhere that give us ideas we can
bring back. The networking, the
chance to meet people from all
across the country, is valuable."


Bill Lyles Speaks to Rotary


On Thursday, November 6th,
the Port St Joe Rotary Club was
entertained by guest.speaker and
fellow Rotarian, Bill Lyles who
shared his life "before Florida." Bill
spent several exciting years in St.
Louis, earning his nickname "East
Side Bill." Bill related several sto-
ries involving characters such as
"Dutch" arid Big Jim.
Bill and Millie discovered that
MNexico Beach held the good lfe
and relocated in the 1950's. lea-img
the big city life behind.
The Rotarians who dauntlessly:


judged the Halloween costume
contest last Thursday evening
reported that every child was a
winner. The participants and
observers demonstrated the reason
that areas like Port St. Joe are
sought out as the ideal place to
raise a family.
The Rotary Club meets on
Thursday at noon at the Gulf
Pines Hospital Cafeteria. For infor-
mation regarding Rothar and- the
local club activity,. contact.
President Lynda Bordelon or any
member.


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Young Writers Gather for Workshop


by Tim Croft
Michael and Pam Lister from
Wewahitchka are good sensible
folks.
Which is'why it came as quite a
shock when they asked me to be a
presenter at- the "Young Writers
Workshop" they held last Friday at
Gulf/Franklin Center.
The concept was outstanding -
bring in middle-schoolers from
around the county who were solid
students and citizens and pos-
sessed an expressed desire to be
writers.
Put them in front of some folks
who know how to write, or in one
case pretend to know, and let the
fun begin.


Pat Nease, story teller


Which is why I was stunned
when Michael and Pam called me.
I hack away at it, sure, and
have a deep abiding passion for
what I do, it's what drives me.
But trying to explain the
nuances of writing news seemed a
daunting task for someone who has
a hard time explaining the process
- did that come out of me to him-
self.
And putting me in a class with
30 or so youngsters for 50 minutes,
four times, well, on such things the
Titanic set sail.
I was selling the kids short,
turns out.
They were interested, pleasant
and, somewhat to my surprise, fair-
ly well-informed on the news, about
this newspaper and the world
around them.
This self-absorbed, cell-phone
toting, Internet surfing stereotype.
just didn't fit the group of kids who
traipsed through my class last
Friday.
Sure, a few liked snatching
attention, there were the talkers
and a few who were clearly con-
ducting, in silence, their own class.
But, overall, they made a
reporter trying to pass for a teacher
for one day feel like he had some-
how, some way, gotten away with
it.
They were remarkably familiar
with the paper, cognizant of the
amount of work that goes into pro-
ducing it and impressed about the
volume and variety of words that
started with my name.
They practically made me feel
consequential.
And, defying my own less-than-
lofty expectations, I managed to fill
the time with plenty of information
about community journalism, its
importance in. their lives, the


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The Star News Editor, Tim Croft explains the art of news writing to
students.


mechanics of it and even have a lit-
tle fun, to boot.
Except when Pam Lister came
into the room during one session.
Somehow whenever a principal
walks into the room I freeze.
Maybe it's some kind of flash-
back to my school days, when the
presence of the principal generally
meant someone was in trouble and
invariably that someone was me.
But Pam was gracious enough
to step in and provide a jump-start
as I fumbled for the cue cards in
my brain and the students had a
good chuckle watching Mr. Tim the
doofus.


In addition to news writing, the
students learned about writing fic-
tion from Michael Lister, poetry
from Gulf Coast Community
College professor Lynn Wallace and
(See Writer on pg.6)


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"Sister" Milligan Visits


by Tim Croft
She came to town last week for
a little fun without the "d-raising."
Martha "Sister" Blackmon
Milligan arrived in town last week
for a little meet-and-greet, formally
introducing herself to the folks in
Gulf County in the role of candidate
for State Attorney for the 14th
Judicial Circuit.
State Attorney Jim Appleman)
has announced he will not seek re-
election.
A host of local business and
civic leaders brought Milligan over


to Sunset Coastal Grill for some
food, some refreshment, a little
music and plenty of conversation,
at which the "Sister" is a pro, the
product, likely, of growing up with
four brothers and having succeeded
in the largely male-dominated world
of the courtroom.
"I'm not running against any-
body, I'm running for the position,"
Milligan said as she sat down for a
quick chat. "Because I see a need
for a change, I offer the expertise to
make a change."
Milligan has a long and varied
career in the law. She first became


Wewa Tweaks Sewer Rates


by Tim Croft
They. heard from the folks in
town, they reviewed their numbers,
found an error and corrected it.
During Monday's regular bi-
monthly meeting, the Wewahitchka
City Commission approved an emer-
gency ordinance which will have a
significant impact, for the better, on
sewer bills.
The council raised the minimum
on sewer consumption from 2;500
gallons to 5,000 gallons, which
should mean lower bills for the major-
ity of the city's residents.
When the council recently raised
sewer rates from $18.75 to $21.25
per month, councilmembers also low-
ered the minimum threshold from the


Writers
From Page 5
storytelling from the local master,
Pat Nease.
Paul 6ant provided the vittles
and the St. Joe Community
Foundation and Progress Energy;
through the Gulf County Education
Foundation, supplied the funding
for the mini-grant that supported
the workshop.
It was a busy day, ithe students
attentive, respectful and engaged
and, fortunately, they somehow sur-
vived 50 minutes w;th me..
And, I suppose the most ringing
endorsement to be offered in this: if
Pam and Michael choose to limbo
under the bar again and ask for my
participation next year well, I'd
jump at the chance.


previous 6,000 gallons to 2,500 gal-
lons.
The intent was to provide as
much relief as possible for the elderly
and others living on fixed incomes,
who, analysis showed, used on aver-
age about 2,500 gallons a month for
sewer.
However, for larger households
which use 6,000 gallons or so, the
increase in fees was dramatic, given
the cost of $4.50 per 1,000 gallons
used above the new minimum of
2,500.
If, a resident used 6,000 gallons,
under the new rates their bill would
be $37, or nearly double what they
paid under the old rates.
"When we lowered the minimum
and raised the rates, it raised bills by
about 90 percent," said city manager
Don Minchew. After city officials
received a rash of complaints, "We
reviewed it and found we had made
an error in our calculations."
Residents should see the impact
in lower bills next month,
In other business Monday night:
The council received from
Marlene McNair the signs proclaiming
the city as an outstanding Florida
rural community for 2003.
The governor had honored the
City recently during a rural economic
development conference.
Councilmembers requested city
staff contact the Florida Department
of Transportation about placing the
signs along the roadside entering the
city limits.
The city will investigate the fea-
sibility of moving the old jailhouse,
better known as the "hoosegow,"
which sits at Old Transfer Road and
Hwy. 71 to a spot behind the library,
where it would be restored.


known in these parts when she
became an assistant State Attorney
some 26 years ago.
In the late 1970s she was the
chief assistant for Gulf and Jackson
counties and she was the second
chair in the prosecution of what
became known as the "Sandy Creek
Murders", a case which involved a
boat full of bales of pot and the
murder of four young people.
She also served a stint as an
assistant U.S. Attorney and has
operated her own general practice
law firm in Panama City since
1981.
"I learned how defense lawyers
think and that's something I bring
to the table," Milligan said. "As a
prosecutor I learned the offense
part of the law.
"Knowing the offense and the
defense teaches you the whole
game."
Milligan is also active in a host
of civic and charitable organiza-
tions.
She said her business and law
background make her the right fit
for the job of State Attorney.
"If you are interested in some-
thing you want to make it better,"
Milligan said. "You want to give
back, give something back to your
community. I want to give back.
"Anybody who knows me knows
I am passionate about what I do. I
offer a new day and a better way."
A top priority will be improving,
the circuit's felony conviction rate,
which according to the Office of the
State Court Administrator is 33
percent, the lowest for any circuit in
the state.
"Our officers work too hard to
be let down at the courthouse
steps," Milligan said.
She will seek to allocate
resources to put the top talent in
the courtroom and will work with
law enforcement, educating, coop-.
erating, to put the best possible
case before judges and juries.
Milligan said she'd work tire-
lessly on behalf of victims, current
and potential.
When the voters enter the
booth, Milligan said, she just wants
them to remember the "Sister."
"I want them to think I'm their
sister, I'm going to fight for them, be
honest and fair," Milligan said. "I
have the desire and I have the expe-
rience."


Gulf County Jr. Mss Program


When: ......................November 22, 2003

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Where: ....................Port St. Joe

................................Elementary Auditorium


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Ducky Johnson's House Movers relocate a house on Third Street of Port St. Joe to Overstreet on Monday for
Windolf Construction.


Shirley Webb
Shirley M. Webb of Port St. Joe,
passed away Tuesday, November
11th, at Gulf Pines Hospital. She
was born In Lincoln, Nebraska, and
has been a local resident since
1946. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe,
a member of Gulf Chapter 191,
Order of the Eastern Star, Rebekahs
Chapter 25, and the LAPD Chapter.
Mrs. Webb was preceded in
death by her husband, Thomas J.
Webb. She is survived by two chil-
dren, Linda Whitfield and husband
David, and Mike Webb and wife,
Stacy all of Howard Creek; three
grandchildren, George Whitfield,
Joyelle Linton, and Channon
Whitfield; three great-grandchil-
dren, Kristi Whitfield, Luke Linton,
and Jessie Linton;.one brother,
Glenn Johnson of Denver, CO; and
one sister, Wilma White of Aurora,
CO.


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Friday, November 14th at 11:00 am
EST at Comforter Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. David
Fernandez and the Rev. Brent
Vickery officiating. Interment will
follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. She


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Saturday Night Fever is Catching at the "Power House"
By Carly Johnson With activities ranging from town to get together and stay out of Saturday nights.
Saturday nights have taken on movies to pumpkin carving to a trouble." When hite and his wife
Swholenew meaning for teenagers Gong Show re-enactment, teens Brian Lamboy, 15, from Port Suzanne youth directors of am ily
in Port St. Joe. are flocking to a place that is just St. Joe High School, has been Life Church, attended the Revo l
About 7 p.m. each Saturday about them. attending "Power House" for about Summer Youth Camp in Orlando
night, church vans and cars con- Amanda, 14, from Port St. Joe three months. He likes the way it is this' year, they had no idea the !
verge oro Reid Avenue to deliver Middle School, who preferred to growing and all that is offered to inspirational message they received
more th&n 115 teenagers to Family keep it at first-names only, has teenagers, would soon reach children span-
Life Ch ch for an evening of safe been attending "Power House" for "One of my friends told me ning two counties.
and exciting entertainment, about five weeks. What started out about this place and I came, "Power House" began as a
"Power House", the name of the as going along with a friend has Lamboy said. "Then I kept coming desire to take the idea of camp and
club-like transformation taken on turned into a weekly event in her back because of all of my friends condense it to a one-night-a-week
by Family Life Church, is the new life. and all of the great stuff there is to event that would educate, entertain
place for teenagers from 12-14 to "When I first came, I thought it do here. It keeps getting better." and lift ,the spirits of the youth in
go on Saturday nights from 7-10 was a lot of fun," Amanda said. "It Chellsey O'Neill from: Port St. this community. The goal is also to -
p.m. is really a positive way for kids in Joe Middle School has' only been provide' teenagers with a safe,
attending For a couple of weeks but, exciting place to go on the weekend
Sl already feels at home and 'enjoys that is just for them.
I- l being with her friends. .. Before I went to Revo camp, I
--I A typical night with the "youth felt that there was something lack-
dudes", as the chaperones are ing for teens in our area," White Gary White joins all the teenagers in singing and rejoicing.
referred, at "Power House" kicks off said. 'We decided we could be a
M promptly at 7 p.m. The' first hour catalyst for something positive in must wear ID badges, like to invite any church or organi-
consists of, the Power tHour his community. "Our entire purpose of being nation to speak."
Ministry. Teens enter ,a dimly-lit Hiram Nix, volunteer, prima- here is for the kids," said White. Primarily, "Power House" was
room where everyone canifeel.com- rily came to the Saturday night "We are the adults, but we are veer- designed for teenagers 12-18
..... -.fortablo e ane obtain a bi of e vent cause the she w ing away from the 'traditional years-old. However, as interest
anonymity if desired. Christian with at First United Methodist authoritative stereotypes because grew, ,so did the desire to have
Guest speakers from all ver the Church. Now Nix is a weekly fixture we want these kids know they can something similar for younger chil-
uarea are inmited to speak. However, at the froni door of Power House. come to us for anything and we will dren. "Power House Kids" at Oak
two rulesalwayt s prevail. e s ts a great way forkse be there to protect and help them. Grove Assembly of God is now open
e s First, the weekly ets i non- something exciting That is the most rewarding thing." for children grades 1-5 on
NEW 5:00 5T denominational, and the desire is and positive'with others their age," Family, Life Pastors Andrew Saturday nights.
to keep it simple and to inspire and Nix said. "We' have teenagers com- and Cathy Rutherford like what Parents and community mem-
i encourage the teenagers. itg from this community and as far they have created and hope to bers are encouraged to observe an
The second rule maintains that away as Howard Creek and expand on it 'even more in the evenirig at "Power House" and see
speakers ask if any teens, are hav- Eastpdint. 'The kids' are really future. the, Saturday night alternative
ing specific problems they ,would' respondirig well to this program." 'We have had a tremendous offered in this area. Anyone inter-
"Power House" tns prepare for Saturday night excitement like to discuss one-on-one. If the The parents: can be assured response from kids and parents
teens seek out someone to talk to knowing their children are always alike," said Andrew Rutherford ested in attending, donating or
about certain aspects of their lives'; ,':kept safe' at these events. With said. "We are encouraging all. obtaining more information is
the speaker must then make a .adtilts posted in and, outside the teenagers from the community to encouraged to contact the Family
.o New Art Work point to follow up with other youth building ad in every room, every- join us, regardless of church or Life Church at 229-LIFE (5433) or
organizations to get help where it is one, including adults and workers, religious affiliation. We. would also Gary White at 229-9333.
Featuring needed. The goal of this is for teens
Dm. C sav Kon quiar en'r to have an adult available taseo go to
about problems andconcerns,
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"l I p As Rodney Herring ticked offthe names of the local fallen veterans, Ray
Anna Salzer, (left), Aaron Little and Bennie Tiller recite The Gettysburg Likely tolled the bell, followed by "Taps" played movingly by Mitch
Address during the Veterans Day ceremony at Port St. Joe High School. Bouington.


It is a country, and a commu-
nity, like no other in the world,
Rushing reminded.
She recalled her time in Berlin,
in Iraq, in Korea, dots on the map
where fancy cars are not the norm,
where, in some cases, women can't
drive, go to school, vote or govern,
where the rights, of speech or a free
press or to come and go as we wish,
we too often take for granted are an
elusive theoretical.
"I hope they can appreciate the
'freedoms they have here," Rushing
said of the Port St. Joe students fol-
lowing the ceremony. "It's hard to
understand until they are gone."
And therefore, on Tuesday
folks gathered across the nation, at
schools, churches, government
buildings to pay their respects to
the 25 million veterans living in
America today.
They remembered the more
than one million men and women
who in the course of this nation's
history paid the ultimate sacrifice,
often, like Sims, under circum-
stances so astounding as to be ren-
dered incomprehensible to those
who have never lived in the caul-
dron of battle.
They kept close to their hearts
the men and women of the
reserves, who have put aside
careers, left families behind, in
order to stand sentinel for liberty,
freedom and democracy in distant
lands.


"As long as the veterans of the
United States and the citizens of
the United States are bound
together we can not be broken,"
said Talmadge Kennedy, chaplain
for the VFW Post in Highland View.
And, here, in this county, this
tight-knit community of 12,000 or
so, they remembered the friends,
the co-workers, the husbands, the
wives, the children who have left
the warm hug of community to
ensure that community's longevity.
It's all personal and that
makes it something a community
never forgets.

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Teacher Jeannie Askew (right) led the Port St. Joe Elementary School choir as they sang "America the Beautiful"
and "The Star Spangled Banner" during Veterans Day ceremonies on the steps of the County Courthouse.


Rev. Harry Johnson and Larry
Mathes sing a patriotic duet in
Wewa's Veteran's Day program on
Tuesday.


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The event is being held on
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Saturday, December 6, 2003 starting at 9:00 am

,Call Barbara Ellison at 762-4081 or
Marge ason at 674-5462 for application forms.


The Port St. Joe High School Choral Department provided musical memories as they sang an "American Finale"
of patriotic tunes as the school honored the county's veterans on Tuesday morning.

To the citizens of Gulf County,
I have decided to run for the office of Sheriff for Gulf County. I feel that I
am well qualified to be your next elected Sheriff because of my experience and
education. I have over 21 years of law enforcement experience, having served
with the United States Park Police in our Nations Capitol and then with Fairfax
County, Virginia Police Department from which I retired. I also briefly served
with the Norfolk, Virginia Sheriff's Office. In addition, I proudly served our
nation by enlisting in the United States Navy at the age of 17. I earned a bach-
elor's degree in Administration of Justice and completed some graduate work in -.
Public Administration. I have held both supervisory and management positions
while in the military, in law enforcement, and in the private sector as well. '
During my professional career as a police officer I saw many changes occur '
in the county I worked in. As the county grew so did the problems. The lessons I learned as a result of living and work-
ing through those trying times can greatly benefit the citizens of Gulf County as we anticipate and prepare for the
changes that are certain to come our way. I can promise you that if I am so honored as to be your next elected Sheriff
I will do my best to serve the citizens of Gulf County faithfully and to prepare the Sheriff's office to meet the demands
of a growing and, diverse community.
Presently I am the pastor of Hope Family Worship Center in Port St. Joe and if elected to the office of Sheriff I will
continue to minister in my church. As a Christian police officer I performed my duties with a high regard for the dig-
nity and rights of others; however, I did not shirk my responsibilities or fail to act when it was necessary. I am avail-
able and will remain available as Sheriff to listen to and respond to your needs. I look forward to meeting as many
of'you as possible. If you want to meet now or talk gove mea call.
Thank you and may God bless,
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JUCO Classic Thanksgiving Weekend


by Tim Croft
Pack in the turkey on
Thanksgiving, let the dressing be a
couple of days of first-rate junior-
college hoops.
Thanksgiting weekend means
it's time fore the fourth annual
"Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation Gulf County JUCO
Basketball Classic" inside "The
Dome" at Port St. Joe High School.
The two-day tournament will
bring together eight junior-college
basketball teams, four men and
four women, from around the
Southeast for a little round robin
action.
"It's something I always wanted
to do," said Dr. David Langston,
president/CEO of the Langston
Youth Foundation. "It's a tool to
bring exposure to our community
and our kids."
What the community will be
exposed to Friday and Saturday,
November 28-29, is basketball
from some of the finest junior-col-
lege programs in the state.
Palm Beach Community
College, St. John's Community
College, Florida Community
College and Chipola Junior College
all consistently contend for the
state title.
Gulf Coast Community
College's men team is poised for a
rebound with a new coach. and
revamped roster.


And South Georgia Technical
College and Alabama Southern
Community College are both
regional powers.
"They are quality programs,"
Langston noted. "Folks in this com-
munity don't often have an oppor-
tunity to see a college game.
"The cost is $10 per day for
four games. Where can you go to
see four college games for $10?
This is a wonderful opportunity."
SThe event is aimed to provide
exposure over a two-way link.
Students and their parents get
a look at a slice ofjunior-college life
and the opportunities Florida's
community colleges provide young-
sters just embarking on adulthood.
GCCC was a place, Langston
explained, where he was prepared
for Drake University and beyond,
an irreplaceable orientation to life.
"A community college is a great
,place for any student to start,"
Langston said. "They can go to col-
lege but they won't go where they
can get burnt.
"I would encourage any stu-
dent, other than the high-achieving
student, to attend a community
college."
In the other direction,
Langston hopes to build the JUCO
classic into a place to come for col-
lege recruiters.
The plan next year is to bring


Commission from page 1


ing the debate over this action at
the board's last meeting.
When the bid was opened and
a motion made to purchase two
dump trucks for the road depart-
ment Monday evening, it became
apparent the issue was not dead.
Commissioner Carmen McLemore
moved to accept the bid of $65,990
for the purchase. His motion did
not draw a second from
Commissioners Jerry Barnes or
Nathan Peters, Jr. Commissioner
Carl Fox had originally supported
the action along with McLemore
and board Chairman Billy Traylor,
but he was unable to attend
Monday's meeting.
Traylor passed the chair to
Peters and seconded the motion.
After a lengPthy\ discussion.i the
question ended in deadlock '-2,
leaving the bids on fif~'ible.
In related events, Donna
Grabarek read a letter to the board
expressing her displeasure with
the vote to use the sinking funds
and veer from the planned budget
process. Grabarek also requested
that Chairman Traylor apologize
for his action to Weston and the
Budget Review Committee.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-The commission held a special
meeting prior to the regular board
meeting to discuss ways to help
control the spiraling cost of worker
compensation insurance. The
board will initiate a safety program


and work-related functional capac-
ity exams for employees.
-Agreed to advertise for bids for
dental and life insurance.
-Decided to waive tipping fees
for Cemex's concrete plant in
exchange for some fill dirt and rip-
rap.
-Supported allowing urban
warfare training in Gulf County.
The request comes from the U.S.
Special Operations Command and
will include exercise activities by
members of special forces in Gulf
County in September 2004. The
exercise has been labeled END-
LESS GLORY.
-Agreed to purchase a new
dump truck for the Gulf County
Public Works Department at a cost
of $70,995. Funds for the purchase
will come from the Capital
Equipment Financing bond money.
-Gulf County Emergency
Management Director Larry Wells
told the commission that changes
to the commodity program may not
totally eliminate the programs
services to Gulf County. He
explained that a Tallahassee group
bidding for the service plan has
agreed to supply Gulf county if
they are successful.
-Glenn Anderson,
Wewahitchka, approached the
board requesting that considera-
tion be given to closing the Dead
Lakes for a two month period each
year as a matter of conservation.


in men's teams from Kansas and
Texas, where community college
basketball is nearly religion, to play
Florida schools.
By continually building the
depth and breadth of the tourna-
ment field, Langston hopes the
event will become a lure for college
coaches looking to bolster their
programs.
In turn, those coaches could
help spur economic development
as they become familiar with the
area and, as many of us have, fall
in love with this spot on the map.
"I'm hoping this will become a
recruiting hotbed for major college
coaches," Langston said. "It's a
tremendous opportunity.


S"The catch is that we need
whole-hearted support from the
community to take this to the next
level."
The tournament benefits the
Norris D. Langston Youth
Foundation which, among other
activities, provides college scholar-
ships to high school students each
year.
"I'm real pleased with where we
are," Langston said. "We just need
community support to take it to
where it needs to be and that's all
about helping kids."
Hoops action will begin each
day of the tournament at. 1 p.m.;
the last game each day will begin at
7 p.m.


of 83 percent toward employee
health insurance, but would cost
employees more out of pocket
money in premiums and co-pays.
Copeland argued the increased
contribution, even with the higher
deductibles, would result in a sav-
ings of some $40 a month, though
like most numbers bandied about
the table last week, there was dis-
agreement from the other side. .
Additionally, the district is
pushing a change in contract lan-
guage which would allow principals
to consider any candidate lan-
guage about qualifications or certi-
fication is absent for an open
position over a teacher in the
DROP program.
Teachers perceive such a
stance as a slap in the face.
Lastly, the union sees skewed
priorities in some district expendi-
tures.
One example is a group of eight
employees, the union refers )to
them as "favored employees," near-
ly all working at the district office,
who have received substantial rais-
es over the past several years
beyond those given rank and file
employees.
According to the union, those
employees received an average of
10.80 percent raises last year -
rank-and-file received 3 percent.
Across the board, from 1999
through 2003, these eight consis-
tently received, on average, larger
percentage raises than the school-
based employees.
As for specific pots of money,
the union argued that the district
had $260,000 in class-size reduc-
tion money from the state that it
could spend on salaries and bene-
fits.
According to intent language
from the Florida House of
Representatives and information
from the Florida Department of
Education, lawmakers intended for
districts to spend unused class-
size reduction dollars on employee
salaries and benefits.
Gulf District Schools received
about $344,000 in class-size


money., Since the district was
largely in line with class-size
requirements, It was forced to hire
only two teachers.
That, according to the union,
left about $260,000.
Copeland's argument was that
all the raises, and roll-up expend-
ed, this calendar year consumed
the class-size money.
Further, the School Board,
which passed a policy in the past
year which stated a district goal to
gradually build a "rainy day" fund
representing 5 percent of the budg-
et, wanted to also set aside some
funds as an unencumbered bal-
ance.
Wazlavek, on the other hand,
noted that the roll-up and one per-
cent increase from last year's nego-
tiations were already in the budget
on July 1, not still to be negotiated.
He said that the union's pro-
posal would cost $255,017.73 -
the cost of the district proposal is
$191,783.16 which left some
$4,982.27 in class-size money
available.
And while Wazlavek lauded the
district's wish to build a "rainy-
day" fund, the current health
insurance climate should be fac-
tored
"I understand the board's
desire to build a fund balance, but
they shouldn't do it on the backs of
employees," Wazlavek said. "If they
want a rainy day fund. well. it's
raining cats arid dogs out there."


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Sharks Face-Off Against Vernon in Play-Offs Friday


by Tim Croft
It was the sort of game a team
files away and forgets.
The Port St. Joe Sharks (7-3)
ended the regular-season on a
down note last Friday night at
Shark Field, allowing Tallahassee
Florida High to score the first 26
points as the Seminoles marched
to a solid 26-14 road victory.
But the sting for Port St. Joe is
salved by several mitigating fac-
tors:
The Sharks were forced to
play without starting quarterback
Kenny McFarland, a junior who
has thrown for 1,122 yards and 14
touchdowns, against just five inter-
ceptions, this season.
McFarland was diagnosed with
mononucleosis last Thursday.
The Sharks faced a Florida
High (9-1) team which, size-wise,
was a Class 5A team disguised as
the No. 3 team in Class 2B.
The Seminole offensive tackles
went 6-foot-6, 320 pounds and 6-2,
230; one offensive guard went 6-2,
225 and another, a reserve sent in
on short-yardage plays, 6-2, 280.
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front seven was just as hefty and
athletic.
The Sharks, despite falling
behind early and seeing the game
put largely out of reach by halftime,
never stopped digging, putting up
some points and administering
some stiff licks late in the ball-
game.
Lastly, and most importantly,
the regular season is over; the play-
offs start with the slate clean.
'The kids played the whole
game and we had some improve'-
ments in the kicking game, no
breakdowns, which is what you
like to see," said Shark coach John
Palmer. "If we go play our game
(next week against Vernon in the
playoffs) and execute we have a
good chance to win."
The tea leaves swirled into
focus early in Friday's contest, as
the Sharks' offense struggled and
the Florida High attack, particular-
ly running backs Lionel Singleton
and Melvin Ford, found space to
operate in the Port St. Joe defense.
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Sharks had trouble finding their
stride on offense, failing to notch a
first down until the second quarter,
in the absence of McFarland.
Behind Raye Bailey, a poten-
tially dangerous option quarter-
back and weapon in the open field,
the Sharks simply, could not
muster a consistent attack in the
opening 24 minutes.
"We had to simplify things
(offensively) so that Raye would
have a' chance to be successful,"
Palmer said. "Defensively, they
were very athletic. They were able
to shut us down."
Meanwhile, Singleton (13 car-
ries for 146 yards) and Ford (13-96)
sliced through the Port St. Joe
defense behind their hulking front
line, gaining most of their yards
between the tackles and adding
considerable yardage after initial
contact.
After Port St. Joe punted from
deep in its territory midway
through the first period, the
Seminoles took over at the Shark
47.
Ford picked up seven yards on
a quick trap before Singleton
barged off left tackle on a quick-hit-
ter, slipped out to the left sideline
and sprinted to a 40-yard touch-
down.
The extra-point kick failed and
it was 6-0.
Late in the same period, the
Seminoles marched 65 yards over
nine plays to paydirt, the touch-
down coming from the Shark 1
after Singleton picked up a fumbled
handoff and dashed inside the left
pylon.
It was 12-0 after the Sharks'
Antonio Smiley broke up the two-
point conversion pass.
It appeared Port St. Joe might
sneak into the locker room down
just two scores until the Seminoles
struck again in the final minute.
Taking over at its 42 after a
Shark punt, Florida High got 17
yards from Ford and 16 more from
Dper ick Rodgers to move inside the
PortSt-Joe 25. -
One play later, Seminole& qua-.-
terback Maron Butler hit Rodgers
on a perfectly executed post play
covering 23 yards.


Again the extra point failed and
the Seminoles, who had out-gained
Port St. Joe 221-40 in the half,
went into intermission leading 18-
0.
'They are a pretty good team,"
Palmer said. 'They were very big
(offensively). We had some trouble
handling them on the line and they
got some big plays."
The third quarter turned into a
sloppy game of hot potato.
After each team went three-
and-out on their opening drives of
the half, the period was marked by
turnovers.
Florida High reached the red
zone before Butler fumbled the ball
away, Josh Daily diving on the
loose ball, at the Shark 5.
Four plays later, Bailey threw
his lone interception of the game at
the Port St. Joe 32.
The Seminoles drove back
down to the Shark 15 before Ford
coughed up the ball oh a fourth-
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Port St. Joe took one more turn
on the carousel when Ash Parker
fumbled on a reverse left at the
Shark 42.
And, .finally, a team took
advantage of the rash of generous-
ness, with the Seminoles taking
seven plays to set up Ford's 4-yard
touchdown run with 6:32 left in the
game.
Singleton ran it in for two
points to close out Florida High's
scoring at 26.
The Sharks then came to life
behind Bailey. The fluid and athlet-
ic senior either ran himself or
pitched to Johnson on six consecu-
tive plays that moved the ball from
the Shark 29 to inside the Florida
High 10.
From the 9, Bailey sprinted
right and threw a pass intended for
Stephen Besore. The ball was
tipped, but'right into the hands ofi 0
Parker in the end zone and the
Sharks were finally on the board.
Jake Owens added the point
after touchdown.


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The Sharks tried an onside
kick, but Florida High recovered,
only to fumble the ball away three
plays later; Nick Reynolds beating
the pile to the ball, at the Seminole
38.
One play later,. Bailey found
Owens streaking down the middle
of the field for a beautiful 27-yard
pass play.
Bailey followed that with a nice
touch pass on a fade pattern into
the deep left side of the end zone to
Smiley for a touchdown, Owens
again added the extra point to close
out the scoring with just over one
minute on the clock.
Johnson led the Sharks .in
rushing with 53 yards on 12 car-
ries. Bailey, who hit 6 of 10 passes
for 61 yards, added 44 yards rush-
ing on 11 carries.
Garret Garland -arrie'd twice
-for, ;ninte yards; :-Owens .twice '4for
seven yards; Parker twice for seven
yards; and Brandon Thomas once
for one yard.
Owens' catch for 27 yards
topped Port St. Joe receivers, with
Smiley hauling in two passes for 18
yards, Parker one for nine yards,
Besore one for six yards and
Garland one for five yards.
Defensively, Owens was a mad
hornet, registering 13 tackles,
seven unassisted, including one for
loss and several crunching licks.
Daily had 12 tackles, six unas-
sisted, and a fumble recovery;
Bennie Tiller had six tackles, two
unassisted; and Garland had five
tackles, one unassisted:
The Sharks open the state foot-
ball playoffs next week in Vernon
(8-2). Game time is 8:30 p.m. ET.
Score by Quarters
Seminoles 6 12 0 8 26
Sharks 0 O 0 14 14
STATISTICS
FHS PSJ
First Downs 13 10
Rushes/Yards '46/248 31/116
Passing Yards 44 61
Total Yards 292 177,
Passes 3-10-1 6-10-1
Penalties/Yards 4-40 8-59
Fumbles/Lost ,4-2 3-1
Punts/Avg. 1-19 5-32


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--- carries and hit six unassisted, in the
of 10 passes for 61 26-14 loss to
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Ironically it was just a few
years ago that a newly-created
Arnold High team came to
Wewahitchka to begin their football


history against the Gators. who
handled Arnold rather easily As
was evident dunng Fndav's 50-0
loss. the Marlms are no longer the
new kid on the block. In fact, they
are preparing to enter the state
Class 2A play-offs alter posting
their first undefeated season (10-
01.


Wewa. on the other hand. has
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The Marins scored points early
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attempted a quick punt from deep
m their own temtory on the open-
mg dn\'e of the game. The ball was
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resulting in a safety and a 2-0 lead
for Arnold.
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Port St. Joe High School Varsity team


Wewahitchka High School Varsity team


Volleyball Season Closes for Gulf County High Schools


by Carly Johnson
Volleyball, as with most fall
sports, has come to a close in Gulf
County.
The District 3-2A varsity and
junior-varsity teams in
Wewahitchka and Port St. Joe
ended their seasons with a positive
outlook for next year.
Although her teams ended with
a 4-13 varsity and 4-9 junior-varsi-
ty records, Port St. Joe High School
coach Joni White was pleased with


the season. White points to a
strong learning curve as the biggest
obstacle for this season. Dealing
with and overcoming these obsta-
cles is what she believes gives the
girls a great deal of potential for
next year.
Wewa had a similar record with
the varsity team ending with 3-9
and the junior-varsity at 4-7.
All of the teams faced a few
stumbling blocks along the way
this season. One of the obstacles


Port St. Joe High


both schools faced was the new
"Rally" scoring system implement-
ed in high school volleyball this
year. In this type of scoring, play-
ers increase the number of games
per opponent from the best two-of-
three to the best three-of-five.
The new scoring also raises the
number of points per game from 15
to 25. There is also a technical
addition to the new rules that there
are no side-outs. Every time the
ball hits the ground, a point is


School Junior Varsity team


scored.
"This type of scoring was some-
thing we all had to get used to,"
White said. "A lot of the girls were
return players and used to playing
in a certain manner. We had to
break the cycle of what we was
familiar."
Although all of the players
worked very hard this year, White
named one varsity player and one
junior-varsity player as the Port St.
Joe teams' All-Stars.
Shawna Bond, a senior, earned
the varsity title while Brittany
Kropp received the junior, varsity
award.
'These .girls stood out because
of their ability to support and
encourage their teammates, their
possession of excellent technical
skills and always being eager to
learn," White said.
"These girls are definite lead-
ers," White said. "They have really
worked hard for their teams and
deserve this honor.
Standing out this season at
Wewa High School were varsity
players Cassie Ward, a senior, and
juniors, Jade Gaskin, and Kaci
Hoover. These players were named
as the All-Star players for the 2003
season.
Lanita Taunton, co-coach with
her son Pete for the Wewahitchka
teams, noted that all of the' players'`
on both teams were very hard
workers. The All-Star players dis-
played the leadership and skills
that set them apart.
"We were incredibly proud of all
of the girls this year," Lanita
Taunton said. "We worked a lot on
skills and technique. I expect next
year to be a lot easier with all the
girls learned this year."
Lanita Taunton' also acknowl-
edged how much she enjoyed work-
ing with the girls.
'They are a classy group a girls
who were a lot of fun to be around,"
Taunton said.
While the St. Joe varsity team
will lose three seniors with three
years of experience each, Wewa will
only lose one senior next year.
The coaches attribute a lot of
what the girls did this year to an
outstanding support staff. For Port
St. Joe, assistant coaches Kerri
Teall and Marty Riley added to the
knowledge that came to the team.
In Wewa, Nikki Holley was
there to help all season with skill
development.
During the summer, the Port
St. Joe girls are looking to attend a
volleyball camp that would polish
their technique and give better
offensive and defensive skills for
the future.
"I really want these' girls to con-
tinue to work at it," White said.


"There is a lot of heart and soul in
this team. They worked really hard


on teamwork this year and learned
how to work together."


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from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., EST


FREE Concert "By the Monument"
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Bring your lawn chairs and bug
spray and enjoy the music.

Paul Cant's famous BBQ
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Junior Service League starting at 1:00 p.m.
of Port Saint Joe


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American Red Cross Golf Tourney


There will be a four man
scramble golf tournament to bene-
fit the American Red Cross on
Friday, November 14th, at Indian
Springs Golf Course in Marianna,


with Congressman Allen Boyd as
special guest.
Lunch will be at 11:00 a.m.
and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
Team prizes will be awarded for


Volleyball in the Sand
at Altha Rec. Complex


The Altha Area Recreation
Committee will be hosting a Day of
Volleyball in the Sand on Saturday,
November 22nd, at the Altha Area
Recreation Complex located one
mile north of Altha off of Highway
71 next to Oglesby Labs.
The day will include a volley-
ball tournament; each team will
consist of four people. Anyone can
participate, entry fee will be $20.00
a team. Tournament rules will be
rally scoring, best two out of three
games, with double elimination.
First, second and third place team
players will each receive a medal.
All proceeds will go to benefit Altha
Area Recreation Complex.
Anyone interested in compet-
Dixie Youth
Baseball League
Elections
Elections for the Dixie Youth
Baseball League will be held on
Thursday, November 20th, at 7:00
p.m. in the Stac House located on
8th Street, Port St. Joe.
There are several board posi-
tions available, including president
and vice-president. This is a
chance for parents to be involved in
future of the little league program.


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Tips & Tricks for your PC
Analyze Your System Frequently,
at least every.3 months orless.
Are your anti-virus definitions up-to-date?
Have junk files, webpages and other accumu-
lated stuff loaded your machine down so that
it works slower and sloooooower? When did
you last run a disk cleanup? When did you
defrag? Are these things important? They
sure are. Saved web pages, spyware, frag-
mented drives and non-essential programs
can cause your system to run up to 75% slow-
er than it is intended to run. Why haven't the
large computer manufacturers told you this?
Because most people think that their system is
slowing because it is getting older and could
potentially buy another new machine from
them., LBCA would like you to buy a new
machine from us, but we will also tell you how
to maintain it, so that it continues to run as
intended when it was built.
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5TH MONTH: Do we need a bigger house?
8TH MONTH: How will we invest for the babys future?
Its nice to have a simple
answer for a change.
So here's one. Now the person you turn
to for your insurance needs is the per-
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Sky Scott at 762-8657 evenings or
762-8212 daytime. Teams must be
registered by Saturday, November
15th, so that times and brackets
for games can be made. Teams will
be notified as to when games begin
and they will draw on game day to
determine their position in the
bracket.
Money is due at sign in, before
any games begin on game day.
Spectators are welcome, bring
lawn chairs. Concessions will be
available for purchase. Go out and
enjoy a day of fun.


first, second and third place. There
will also be a prize for longest drive,
closest to pin and a grand prize of
$10,000 for hole-in-one.
The entry fee of $55.00 covers
lunch, 18 holes with cart, and one
mulligan. Proceeds go to the


American Red Cross Heroes
Campaign. Advance entry deadline
is November 13th.
For more information or to
enter, call Bob Pearce at (850) 763-
6587.


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HELP!!!
This is a photograph
of one of the early
classes at Port St.
Joe Schools (around
1940). If you can
identify the unnamed
children, pleae con-
tact Barbara Douds
with the Gulf County
Genealog ical
Society.


Community Timber Island Boat Parade


Calendar
Meetings:
Gulf County Commission-
Second and fourth Tuesday, 6:00
ET at the Robert M. Moore-
Administrative Complex.
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-
Constitution Park, November 16th,
1:30 -3:30 p.m.


of Lights December 13th


Timber Island Yacht Club
proudly announces its 11th annu-
al Boat Parade of Lights .on
Saturday, December 13th, at 7:00
p.m.
The annual parade on the
Carrabelle River always draws
crowds who get into the Christmas
spirit watching boats of all sizes
decorated with lights.
Participants pay no entry fee
and the parade is open to anyone.
Entry categories are as follows:
1. Recreational boats 24' and
under
2. Commercial boats 24' and
under


3. Recreational boats 25' and
over
4. Commercial boats 25' and
over
5. Sailboats
The jury will judge the decorat-
ed boats and present three prizes
per category at Pirate's Landing
Marina on Timber Island. Prizes
are $100 for first place, $50 for sec-
ond place and $25 for third place.
Line-up for the parade starts at
6:30 p.m. at C-Quarters, and the
parade begins at 7:00 p.m. and
ends about 8:00 p.m.
Call Commodore Jim Bryan for
more details: (850) 697-2427.


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On November 4th, you re-elected me to
Represent you on the City Council.


I pledged during the campaign to continue the
VVork we've been doing and, with your help,
it will continue.

Our community is a wonderful place to live.
Let's keep it that way!

"The citizens of AMfexico Beach are our
most important asset. Let's continue the
important work we started. "

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How far is it from Panama City
to St. Joe Beach? For Bill and
Hazel Howell it was a 30-year jotir-
ney that included a side -trip' to
Mexico.
Thirty years ago the couple


bought a home with an eye on
repairing, renovating, redecorating
and reselling. However, something
from that home stayed with them
since that fateful day. The house
was also home to a business that
supplied commercial fishing sup-
plies to fishermen from
Apalachicola all along the Gulf
,Coast into Mexico.
Simply put, they kept the busi-
ness, and for a while they kept


operating it out of the kitchen, just
like the previous owner. Hazel
would serve up the coffee, and she
and Bill worked hard to maintain
the inventory of hooks and monofll-
ament necessary to service the
commercial fishermen whom they
treated, not as customers but as
guests.
As commercial fishing changed
and sport fishing became more
important to the area, the Howells
changed their tackle business,
moving to their current location on
15th Street, Panama City and
expanding to include charter boat
captains and sport fishermen.
Thirty years and 30 miles later
Howell Tackle brought its products
and services to the Mexico
Beach/Gulf County area with its
new store at 7008 Hwy 98 in St.
Joe Beach.
The decision was an easy one,
the Howells say, because of the
overwhelming growth expected and
the support from this area they
already received.
"We have come to this location
with an attitude of community and
flexibility. Our success is solely
generated from our customers and
their needs. In St. Joe Beach we
understand that saltwater and
fresh water tackle are equally
important. We also offer such items
as trailer supplies, camping and
outdoor goods, camo and ammuni-
tion products as well," Howell said.
"As everyone knows, this area
is more than a May to September
season. New homeowners com-
bined with more year-round desti-
nation vacationers have been the
force in our new investment," he
added.


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Dental identification has become
extremely valuable in cases of death by
fire because teeth tend to withstand
intense heat better than any other part
of the body. Today, forensic dentists are
among the most important investiga-
tors at the scene of plane crashes.
Dental experts can examine, for exam-
apie:
The situation of the fillings. The marks of fitting a den-
ture. The number and position of the teeth. The thickening
of the weight bearing area'of the molar sockets. The remains
of roots recorded as being left in the jaw.
All of these provided valuable clues which can eventually
lead to an accurate identification.
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forensic sciences because dental records almost always exist
documenting the work done onhuman teeth. Also, teeth are
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Johnson & Parish Wed


Kelly S. Johnson and William
James Parish, III; were wed on
September 26th in Savannah,


Kelly is employed by N-Style
and Jim is employed by Pristine
Properties. The couple reside in


Normandy D-Day

Vets Planning

Trip To Celebrate

60th Anniversary
The 60th anniversary of D-Day
Invasion, will be celebrated by vet-
erans and their families through a
nostalgic return to England in May
2004.
World War II veterans, their
children and grandchildren will
return to London, Portsmouth,
Southampton, Salisbury, Brighton,
Weymouth, Dover and other ports
of embarkment-when they depart
from New York City in May 2004.
They will arrive in the United
Kingdom in time to celebrate the
60th anniversary on June 6th. The
group will revisit many of the towns
and villages that American service-
men occupied during the three
years of preparation prior to the D-
Day landings.
The group is also planning a
Special Remembrance Service at
Westminster Abbey to honor those
who made the supreme sacrifice.
Anyone who is interested in
joining the. Normandy D-Day
Reunion Group during this ten day
trip, or for more information, call or
write to Sy Canton, 5277 B
Lakefront Blvd., Delray Beach,
Florida 33484, phone (561) 865-
8495.


Georgia. Port St. Joe. Boy II Men

Senior Citizens BBQ Sandwich Say Thank You
Plate Sale November 21st The Boys II Men club wou]
+-e u-sa a .--aI uA-1, -yu- ii


The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be selling those mouth
watering large BBQ beef sandwich
plates on November 21st, 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 20th at 3:00
p.m.

Accepting donations from
the public to ihep pay the
funeral expenses for
Shane Scruggs, a 25 year
old who Cost his life, leav-
ing a wife and three chil-
dren behind. Please feel
free to deposit directly into
an account at The 'Bank
account # 5000221597 or
Contact Teresa Barns at
229-7738 or Paucl ilbert
at 527-7374.
Thank you for aff your
help.


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Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Victorian
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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.


Id


liKe to say a special tharunk you to
George Duren and the Piggly Wiggly
family. We really enjoyed the
Florida State vs Wake Forest game
in Tallahassee. Thank you for all
your support and being a sponsor
for the boy's club.
Also, thank you for the circus
tickets, and all the things you do
for our community.
Boys II Men Boy's Club and
MAMF Club


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FFWC, District II

Annual Meeting
District II annual meeting and
fall tour of FFWC officers was host-
ed by Gulf Coast Woman's Club,
Anita Zegler, President, Panama
City, at the Messiah Lutheran
Church, October 18th.
Ruth Hall, Carol Vlahos and
Tweeta Gaskin attended and repre-
sented FFWC Wewahitchka
Woman's Club.
Diane Hare, FFWC Director of
District II conducted the business
meeting.
Marilyn Hogan, Philaco
Woman's Club of Apalachicola was
elected District II Director.
Charlene Carruth, President-
Elect of FFWC reported 144 clubs of
FFWC having 16,698 projects with
1,110,395 volunteer hours. She told
members about grants that were
available for community improve-
ment, mentoring, literacy, and oth-
ers.


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David Sean Roberts invite friends Lands Drive, Wewahitchka a "CAPE SAN BLAS LANDMARK"
and family to join them in celebrat- (Highway 71 S...8 miles from red Greal Business Opportunity in the
ing when they exchange wedding light Highway 22). eahCombers Restaurant is offered
vows on Friday, November 14th. A reception immediately follow- ,g turn-key including all fixtures, invento-
The ceremony will take place at ing ceremony. ry, staffing, and business. A RARE
OPPORTUNITY AND OFFERED
AT $695,000.
Senior Citizens Yard -Sale Nov..15


The Senior Citizens will be
holding-a yard sale on Saturday,'
November 15th, at 1300 Highway
98, Mexico Beach, .Donations are
needed to help raise funds for
meals and transportation.
Donations may be dropped off at
the Coldwell Banker Forgotten
Coast Realty, across from
Toucan's, or at the Senior Citizens
Center in Port St. Joe, next to the
library.
The yard sale will be held from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon CST.
Community support is needed to
help frail, low income senior citi-
zens. Cash donations would also


Relay for Life will hold its first team -
captain meeting on Thursday, Nov.'
13th at 6:30 p.m. EST at the
Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe.
All current, former and
prospective team captains are
invited to attend. Team activities,
sponsorships and fundraisers will
be discussed at this meeting.
For team, donation or sponsor-
ship information, please contact
event chair Tracy Melvin at 227-
5524.


be very helpful. Call Jerry at 229-
8466 or 899-3311 for more infor-
mation.

Republican Party
Meets Nov. 17th
The November meeting of the
Gulf County Republican Party is
scheduled for Monday Nov. 17th, at
Gulf County Republican Party
headquarters at 402 Reid Ave, Port
St. Joe. The meeting will begin at
5:00 p.m. Planning for the Lincoln
Day Dinner and upcoming elec-
tions will be discussed. All interest-
ed Republicans are invited.


Thursday, November 20th, at 4:00
p.m. (EST) at the Gulf County
Library (Hwy. 71N) in Port St. Joe.
Membership is open to the
public. Anyone is welcome, and
encouraged to attend. For further
details and information, call Don
Washabaugh at 227-7340.
Prior to the Juvenile Justice
Council meeting, the Calhoun/Gulf
Domestic Violence Council meets
at 3:30 p.m. The public is, also.
'encouraged to attend.,


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ATTENTION TO DETAILS HELPS HOMEOWNERS
SELL FAST IN A BUYERS MARKET
By: Ellen Allemore
Your boss has just given you the career opportunity of a lifetime, but the job is in another state.
Soon you discover that moving your family to another city may be one of life's hardest tasks. The thought
of leaving behind old friends and schools for a strange town can be frightening. The biggest challenge of all, how-
ever, it to preserve the equity in your housing investment so you will be able to purchase a similar home in the new
location.
Not to worry. Even in these uncertain times, homeowners can sell at very satisfactory prices in a reasonable
period of time. The secret? Pay attention to details, utilize marketing savvy and price the home to sell quickly.
The following tips can help you get that "sold" sign up fast.
SELECT A SAVVY REAL ESTATE AGENT...one with a successful track record in your neighborhood, backed
by resources that extend into outside housing markets. Make sure the agent prepares an effective listing of your
property -on that outlines all the features that make your home unique. Also, it's smart to prepare a separate fact
sheet that can be distributed freely to all interested buyers. In soft time, offering the agent a bonus if the house. sells
within 60 days can work to the homeowner's advantage.
OFFER THE RIGHT PRICE. Start with a price that is reasonable for your neighborhood and the size of your
home. Comparing the price of your home with similar nearby listings is an easy way to be sure you are offering
the right price. Comparing the opinions of two independent appraisers will also help you avoid over-pricing.
PAY PART OF THE CLOSING COSTS...usually 3 to 5 percent of the loan amount. This will attract those first-
time buyers who are short on cash for down-payment and closing costs. Offering to turn over personal property
such as washing machines and dryers, refrigerators and flower boxes can also attract buyers looking for the best
deal.
ACCEPT CONTINGENCY AGREEMENTS. Make your sale contingent upon the sale of the buyer's home.
This takes away buyers' fears of juggling two properties and mortgages at the same time.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CORPORATE RELOCATION TRADE. Be sure that your broker is connected to
a relocation network one capable of brining in buyers from distant places.And, of course, try to get your employ-
er to provide you with relocation assistance, too. .
MAKE YOUR HOME STAND OUT. Fresh paint and flowers can go a long way in impressing buyers. Tend
to such details as moving the lawn, fixing stubborn door knobs and sliding doors, and straightening up the base-
ment. Remember, your home's appearance on the day it's shown can make or break a sale.
The bottom line is that sellers should take the time to make their home as attractive as possible. Compiling
helpful tips for the buyer about school districts, utility bills and directions to the nearest shopping mall can go a
long way in selling your house quickly.
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Living History at Torreya State Park


SThe public is invited to Torreya
State Park on Saturday, November
15th, to join Brian Fugate in his
first-person portrayal of a Civilian
Conservation Corps (CCC) worker
from the 1930s. The hour-long liv-
ing history presentation will begin
at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the
lawn of the Gregory House.
Brian Fugate is currently man-
ager of Three Rivers State Park.
Previously, he was a ranger at
Florida Caverns State Park.
Mr. Fugate, dressed in a CCC
uniform, will lead the- audience
through a typical work day as he
goes about some of his camp
chores and shares some items used


the presentation. To learn more
about the history of the Gregory
House, there is a tour at 10:00,
2:00, or 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Torreya State Park is located
west off State Road 12 on County
Road 1641, 13 miles north of
Bristol in Liberty County. Entrance


fee is $2.00 per carload. Call (800)
326-3521 for camping reservations
or (850) 643-2674 for park infor-
mation.
This event is made possible by
the Friends of Torreya State Park,
Inc., a non-profit citizen support
organization whose mission is to


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by:a CCC worker. He will also touch
upon the CCC's important role in
the history of Florida's state parks.
Their handiwork can still be seen at
many of Flqrnda's older parks
including Tor ya, Florida Caverns,
Three Rivers, O'Leno, and
Highlands Hammock State Parks.
'At Torreya State Park, the CCC
is best known for the construction
of Stone Bridge and the relocation
of the Gregory House from
Ocheesee landing to its current
site. For anyone interested in see-
ing Stone Bridge firsthand, now is a
wonderful time to hike to it before

BBQ Chicken
Dinners at HV
Fire Dept.
November 14th
-i' Highland View Fire'
Department i-W ,bese lng barbe-
cue chicken dinners at the VFW
Club, in Highland View, on Friday,
November 14th. The dinners fea-
ture chicken, baked beans, and
potato salad and proceeds benefit
the fire department.
The meal starts at 5:00 p.m.
EST, and the cost is $5.00.


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


protect, restore, and interpret the
natural,' cultural and historic
resources of Torreya State Park. If
interested in supporting the
Friends or volunteering, ask park
staff for a membership form or call
(850) 643-2583 for more informa-
tion.


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AA PARADISE / $300,0
Cape San Bias Interior
New 1/2 of duplex has been
professionally decorated. Easy v
access to. nice beach.
MLS#96308. Call Paulette
Cleare or Sammy Thompson.
Realtors 850-229-277".


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Several beachfront units and
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Gated entry, pool, boat park-
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Over 5300 sq. ft. MLS#8711.)
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Gulf from this four bedroom,
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Call. Donna Murray,
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First and Second Tier Cape San Bias. One first tier and four second
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Deeded beach access across boardwalk. MLS#97080 $335,000.
MLS#97073, #97072, and #97074. $235,000 each. Call Paulette
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Interior Port St. Joe. Two nice building sites near post office.
MLS#96894 & #96895. $65,000 each. Call Paulette Cleare or Sammy
Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.
First and Second Tier Cape San Bias. This pristine property near
Secluded Dunes will make two homesites. MLS#96845. $450,000. Call
Margaret Fletcher or Jeff Fletcher, Realtors 850-229-2777.
Interior Cape San Bias. Best price on the Cape for this building site
inside. Barrier Dunes. MLS#92378. $95,600. Call Paulette Cleare or
Sammy Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.
Interior St. Joe Beach. fi acre lot in up and coming area near Sunset
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paved street access. MLS#97487. $175,000. Call SammyThompson or
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VFW Ladies Auxiliary News


On Thursday, October 30th,
the Ladies Auxiliary of the John C.
Gainous VFW Post #10069 assisted
'Bay St. Joseph Care and
Rehabilitation Center with their


annual Halloween party for the res-
idents. Fun was had by all.
Cupcakes, cookies, punch, and ice
cream was enjoyed by everyone and
auxiliary member Jackie


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Sheriff's Report
The Gulf County Sheriffs office
reported the following for the week
of November 4th-10th.
November 4: Edgar Causey,
Jr., w/m, 42, Wewahitchka, VOP-
possession cocaine, VOP-DWLSR
X2.
November 6: Dwight ,M.
Morgan, w/m, 29, Kinard, child
support.
November 7: Timothy M. Beck,
w/m, 28, Panama City, VOP-DUI;
Andre J. Devine, w/m, 24, Mexico
Beach, attempted uttering forged
instrument.
November 9: Michael S.
Barfield, w/m, 20, Port St. Joe,
VOP-possession marijuana.
November 10: Christian Kries,
w/m, 22, Port St. Joe, VOP-posses-
sion marijuana.

PSJ Police Beat
November 3: April D. Cloud,
19. Port St. Joe,,two counts bf'
uttering forged instrument.
November 4: Melissa A.
Highsmith, 24, Wewahitchka, VOP-
cultivation of marijuana.
November 5: Terril Q. Smith,
34, Highland View, VOP-felon in
possession of firearm.
November 6: Ell L. Wilkes, 65,
Port St. Joe, trespass after warn-
ing.
The Port St. Joe Police
Department will be posting struc-
.tures, abandoned vehicles, and
excessive growth. of grass and
weeds within, the city limits.
Property owners who have property
that is in violation of the City
Ordinance are asked to correct the
problem prior to officers making
contact with them. For a copy or


any questions about the City
Ordinance, call 229-8265 or stop
by 410 Williams Avenue to receive
a copy of the Ordinance. The Police
Department thanks all property
owners for their help.
Mexico Beach

Police Report:
During the week of October
27th through November 9th, the
Mexico Beach Police Department
answered 194 calls for service,
investigated two thefts, issued 15
traffic citations and 29 traffic
warnings.
During this same time period,
they made four arrests.
October 29: Debra Stevens,
Mexico Beach, PWC.
November 1: Amanda White,
Mexico Beach, DWLSR; Jeff
Spencer, Chesapeake, MD, domes-
tic violence (assault), resisting offi-
cer with violence (X2), battery on
law enforcement officer.
November 2: David Thomas
Rtidd, .Mxico Beach. DLI.


Traffic Monitoring'

Sensors Replaced

November 13th & 14th
Digital Traffic Systems, Inc. of
Palm Coast, will be replacing traffic
monitoring sensors on SR 71, one-
half mile north of CR 382 in Gulf
County, on Thursday, November
13th and Friday, November 14th.
Work is scheduled to begin at 8:00
a.m. and extend to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Motorists can expect intermit-
tent lane closures and are remind-
ed to use caution while traveling
through the work zone.


Gonsalues dressed in a Mardis
Gras costume gave out colorful
beads to all the residents.
Auxiliary members shown in
the photo above: Nancy Jo Garlin,
Ginny Seefeldt, Betty Rudd,
Carolyn Grouleau, Betty Rowland,
Ursula Reynolds, Nancy Calendine,
Barbara Brown, Arnetta
Henderson, Auxiliary president
Shirl DeLon (hidden) Angel
Murnan, and Jackie, Gonsalues.
Jackie also judged the costume
contest of all the staff that dressed
up.
SThe VFW auxiliary also fur-
nished many bags of candy that the
residents passed out to the trick or
treaters who came by the Care
Center that night.

Wewa Woman's

Club Holding

Fall Bazaar

November 15th
The FFWC Wewahitchka
Woman's Club will be having its
annual "Fall Bazaar" on Saturday,
November 15th, at the Presbyterian
Church Annex from 9:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. CT. They will have crafts,
a white elephant sale, and draw-
ings for a quilt, oil painting, and
electric grill.
r 2rhev viall be selling chili. hot
Sdogs. and drinks. --
SSanta Claus will be on 'the
scene for snap shots.


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7 x 9 $ 89.00 $ 5.79 $ 94.79 10 x20 $174.00 $11.31 $185.31
8 x 10 $ 98.00 $ 6.37 $104.37 12 x 16 $167.00 $10.86 $177.86
8x12 $100.00 $ 6.50 $106.50 11 x18 $172.00 $11.18 $183.18
8 x 20 $110.00 $10.40 $170.40

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Susan B. Anthony, I helped organize the 1848
Womenis Rights Convention in Seneca Falls,
New York. In 1869 we formed the National
Womenis Suffrage Association, and in 1878 1
wrote the document that, in.1920, was enacted
as the 19th amendment Who am I? Need to
find the answer, or get more information?
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The organizer of the first African-American
labor union in the country, the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters, was born and brought up
in Crescent City. Asa Philip Randolph also '
organized the 1963 March on Washington for
Jobs and Freedom at which Dr. Martin Luther
King was the keynote speaker. Find out more
at http://www.aflcio.org/aboutaflcio/
historv/historv/randoloh.cfm.


AA tc ciil: than S, :l..'".o., ,p".p i'. ,. dead. It Ivs November 11, 1918 and World War Iwas over.
Six hours earlier General nations realized must be slammed shut, never again to be
Ferdinand Foch, the Allied com- opened.
mander, hadwatched as a small ,' Fifty yearsearlier, two armies fought the American Civil
German delegation'affixed.their sig- Sfe.;::.r War. It too had lasted four years, and approximately six
natures to an armistice. ,The Ger-, '* hundred thousand people had died. During the fifty
mans, some with tears in their eyes, years between the two wars, scientific advances allowed
believed the Allies had imposed armies to multiply their killing power more than ten fold.
unduly harsh terms. They had no Only one term described the cataclysmic results of using
option but to sign, as Germany's that power, The Great War.
resources and people were ex- Nations around the world chose November 11 as a day
hausted, to honor those who served in The Great War. Some
The effect of the armistice was' named it Armistice Day, others called it Remembrance
ininediate.. As Phillip ,_ ir,.- r.:.tE Day. Whatever the name, it was intended as a day of
in the New York Times: reflection. At eleven o'clock, the world would fall silent
Last night, f.,u ti,, time since for two minutes as people everywhere remembered those
August in the first year ofthe war; who had fallen, and prayed the peace would never be
there was no light ofgunfire in broken.
the sky no sudden stabs offlame In the United States, we decided to call it Armistice Day.
through darkness, .-. ,so'.i ,,. The 1926 Senate resolution establishing it stated that:
glorw above black trees where for ...the recurring anniversary of this date should be cornm-
four years of nights human beings memorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises
were smashed to death. The Fires designed toperpetuatepeace through good will and
of Hell had been put out. mutual understanding between nations.
The foul years of slaughter trans- Find out more about the Armistice, its commemoration
formed humanity's understanding .... ..' -,- '*- ".". around the world, and how it became Veterans Day by
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A Pittance of Time
Singer-songwriter Terry Kelly is the recip-
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two honorary degrees for his work with the
less fortunate in society. Blind since the age
of two, he was the third blind person in the
world to run the mile in less than five
minutes, and also participated in the 1980
Paralympics. This song honors all who
fought to maintain our freedoms, asking
that we never forget their sacrifices.


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Flanders, located in Belgium, is the site of some of the
fiercest battles of World War I. In total, the armies who
fought here suffered 550,000 casualties. This online
resource created by the museum helps visitors appreciate
conditions experienced by those who served dunng the
Fiist World War.


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Spotlight on Health:




ASTHMA


By: Peter H. Obesso, M.D.
Asthma comes from the Greek
meaning to breathe hard. Asthma
is a chronic disease responsible for
2 million visits to the emergency
room each year. It also causes over
5,000 deaths annually. Asthma is
an inflammation of the airways that
causes the patient to cough; short-
ness of breath, chest tightness,
,wheezing and heavy mucus pro-
duction.
About 17 million Americans
,suffer from the disease and 5 mil-
,lion of them are children. The good


news is that attacks can be mini-
mized by knowing the factors that
trigger them, avoiding those trig-
gers and working with your doctor
to prevent the attacks.
The triggers are:
1) Allergens. These are sub-
stances that cause allergy and
asthma attacks. The most common
ones are pollen, molds, dust mites,
cockroach droppings, feathers and
dander that flakes off of pets.
2) Air borne irritants such.as
tobacco and wood smoke, smog,
Gases, fumes, and strong odors


such as those emanating from
household cleaners, paint and per-
fume.
3), Exercise, specially when
conducted in cold, dry air. For peo-
ple that have exercise induced
asthma some activities are better
than others such as swimming or
walking at a moderate unhurried
pace.
4) Foods and food additives,
including eggs, mild products,

Note of Thanks
We would like to express a
thank you to all who reached out in
our time of bereavement. All that
was done has been greatly appreci-
ated. May God continue to bless
and keep each one wrapped in His
care.
Thank you,
The Family of Mary Johnson Adam


nuts, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish,
MSG, and nitrites.
5) Viral infections that can irri-
tate the respiratory system.
As a note of interest, a high
percentage of people that suffer
from asthma also have gastro-
esophageal reflux disease.
Successful treatment of GERD
often reduced the symptoms of
asthma as well.
These are a few, simple steps
that you can take to manage the
disease.
1)Stay away from known trig-
gers.
2) Watch for early symptoms
and respond quickly.
3) Ask the doctor for a written
treatment plan and follow it.
S4) Do not be afraid to ask for
help and talk openly with your doc-
tor.
With proper management and
treatment of the disease you can
expect to be able to enjoy a full,
active and productive life.


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- Note. of Appreciation


Phyllis Johnson
Phyllis M. Johnson. 62. of
Zellwood. passed away Wednesday.
November 5th, at a hospital in
Orlando. Mrs. Johnson was born
.in Port St. Joe, on May 26, 1941.
:She was a beloved nxfe. mother.
Daughter. and friend. She devoted
her life to shine for Jesus Christ.
She was faithful and gracious.
always putting others above her-
self. She found joy in seeing oth-
ers and loved her family beyond
measure. Her greatest gift was giv-
ling and teaching us how to love.
H-er husband and children shall
rise up and call her blessed.
d Mrs. Johnson was preceded in
death by her brother, Philip A.
Lewis, Jr. She is survived by her
,parents. Philip A. and Sue E. Lenis
of Port St. Joe: husband, Wille NM.
Johnson: sons. DeWavne Johnson
and wife. Rita of Geneva. and
David Johnson of Parrish: daugh-
ters. Brenda Clark and husband.
Robert of Apopka. and Lynda
Johnson of Christmas: sisters.
Judy Tracy and husband Charlie
of Umatilla and Peggy Hammond of
Houston. TX: three grandchildren.
Dana Clarke. Joshua Johnson.


and Rachel.Johnson; brother-m-
,law, ,Dr. James Padgett anrd wife..
Andrea of Apalachicola; nephew,
Padge Padgett: and niece. Natalie
Hammorid.
SGraveside services .for Mrs.
Johnson were held on Monday.
November 10th. at, Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe, with
DonAiie : 'Johnson -"officiating.
Pallbearers were: Franklin
Johnson. Doug Webber. Dr. James
Padgett, Padge Padgett, DeVWa\ne
Johnson. and David Johnson. In
lieu of flowers. donations may be'
made to Samaritan's Purse.
All services were under'.the
direction' of Southerland Family
Funeral H6me.''"

Ruby Harris,
Rub\y Lee Harris passed away
Tuesday. October 2ath. in Tampa.
She spent her retirement in White
City with the exceptionof the past.
!year, when she hlived in Tampa. She
*was of the Baptist faith


Fred Wages
' .Fred' Thomas Wages, 65, of
Reddick, passed away on
November 4th.
'Mr. Wages is survived by his
wife. Rachael Wages, and a daugh-
ter, Nancy Wages, both of Reddick.
A memorial senice was held on
Friday. November 7th at Moring
Funeral Home, Melrose.
In lieu of flowers, donations
.may be made to the building fund
at College Road Baptist Church,
5010 SW College Road, Ocala,
Florida 34474.

Mary Bouingtoni Uitts
Mar' E. Bouington Uitts, 65, of
Joplin. Missouri. passed away on
Sunday, November 9th, at
Freeman West Hospitalafter a sud-
den illness.
Mrs. Uitts was born December
27. 1937 in Apalachicola to the late.
William Bouington and Marie
Connor Bouington and had lived in
Joplin since 1994. moving from
Arkansas. A homemaker, she was a
member of Church of the
Nazarene. Carl Junction. Missouri.
She w\as preceded in death by
her husband. Albert Cumbie on
December 12, 1965.
She married Clair P. Uitts on
August 12. 1967. He survives at
-"''Stie was"preceded in death by
a grandson. Michael Turner: and
two brothers. Charge Bouington
and J.W. Bouington.
She is survived by a daughter,
Debbie Turner and husband,.
Brady. of McCune. Kansas: two
sons. Buddie Cumbie and wife,
Mar' Lou. Port St. Joe. C.P. Uitts,
Ozawkie. Kansas: two grandchil-
dren. Amy and Justin Turner; two
brothers, Oma Bouington. Port St.
Joe, and Bill Bouington. Eastpoint;
and three sisters. Yvonne Money,
Vilonia, Arkansas. Barbara
Hudspeth. Little Rock. Arkansas.
and Miiam Pfiefer. Apalachicola.
Services are Thursday.


November 13th. at Church of the
Nazarene, Carl Junction. Rev. Jim
Dillow and Rev. Jim. Martin will
officiate. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American
Heart Association or to the Church
of the Nazarene, Carl Junction.'
Mary will be taken to
Apalachicola for interment at the
Magnolia Cemetery, under the
direction of Kelley Funeral Home.

Oscar D. Hysmith
Oscar David Hysmith, 45, of
Wewahitchka, went to be with the
Lord when the scaffolding that he
was working on collapsed irn ;a
power plant in the Netherlands. He
was widely known as "Big O" by
"family and co-workers. He enjoyed
hunting, listening and playing
music, and spending time with his
family.. He was a member of the
Lighthouse Church of
Wewvahitchka.
He is survived by his,wife of 27
years, Connie A. Hysmith of
Wewahitchka; two sons, David.
Anthony Hysmith and his wife,
Jasmine, and Jeremry Edward
Hysmith and his wife, Brandi; a
grandson. Hunter Brett Hysmith;
his father, Jake Hysminth: step-
mother. Ruth Ann Hysmith; his
mother Anna Nunnery Hysmith;
his mother-in-law, Audrey Smith;
four brothers. James Hysmith and
his wife, Tammy, Billy Hysrrth
and his wife, Charlotte, Andy
Hvsmith. and youngest brother,
Danny Hysmith: two sisters,
Sylvinie Ake and her husband,
Lyle, and youngest sister, Kayla
Hysmithi and numerous nieces
and nephews, all of the
Wewahitchka area.
Funeral services were held Oct.
10, at Glad Tidings Assembly of
SGod in Wewahitchka with the Rev.
Mark Cunningham. Jr. officiating.
Interment followed in Buckhorn
Cemetery.


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We would like to thank every-
one in this wonderful community
who supported us during the time
before, during, and after the loss of
our loved one, Reverend Woodrow
Blackmon.
We want to thank all those who,
brought food, flowers, cards, called
us; those who visited, and offered
prayers.
Thank you to NHC Homecare,
Covenant Hospice, aid Dr. Michael
Barnes who took special care of
him in his home. Thank you to
Brother McGill and Brother Joey
Smith for the beautiful service and
to all of those who attended. Thank
you to Comforter Funeral Home-for
all of your care, concern,.and help
during this difficult time.
Words could never express how
deeply, grateful we are and we
appreciate ever-thing that everyone
did for us during this sorrowful
time. May God richly bless each
and every one.
With all our love,
The family of
SRev. Woodrow Blackmon

Card of Thanks
The family of Oscar Hysmith
would like to thank everyone for
their prayers. calls, cards, \isits,
flowers, and food during our time of
loss. It was greatly appreciated.


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Ground Breaking For St. John's Nov. 22nd


St. John's Episcopal Church in
Wewahitchka is excitedly preparing
for a groundbreaking ceremony for
their new church building.
The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan,
II-Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese
of the Central Gulf Coast is sched-
uled to officiate at this event on
Saturday,. November 22nd. ..
God willing, construction on
the liew building will begin early in
2004.
The location is on Hwy 71, just
four miles north of the congrega-
tion's present location. This area is
a rapidly developing section of mid-
dle class and upper middle class
homes.
Betty'Ann and Bobo Owens,
who are members of the congrega-
tion, graciously donated five acres
of high, dry land with a 330 foot
highway frontage. One acre has
been cleared on the southwest cor-
ner of the parcel where the first
phase of construction is planned.
The first building will be a
multi-purpose structure that will
accommodate both worship and
fellowship. The overall vision for
the campus eventually will include
several buildings.
The population of the coastal
regions of Florida's panhandle has


grown rapidly over the past several
years. To the surprise of many. this
growth is now affecting
Wewahitchka and the northern end
of Gulf County.
As the population swells, St.
John's Church hopes to be ahead
of the curve. This vibrant congrega-
tion wants nothing more than to
serve the Lord Jesus by providing a
place of worship, and a program of
Christian .education that will fur-
ther the kingdom of God on earth.
This expansive plot of land will.
one day house a beautiful, large
church building. one that will
accommodate the needs of a grow-
ing community of believers. The
multi-purpose building can then
become a center for Christian edu-
cation.
The Episcopal Church has a
long history in America. From the
founding of Jamestdwni to the pres-
ent day, Episcopalians have made
extensive contributions to the
nation's culture.
The first seven churches char-
tered by'the Territorial Legislature
of Florida in 1835 were Episcopal
Churches. And there has been an
Episcopal presence in
Wewahitchka since 1870.,
St. John's current congrega-


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ST. JAMES'
+ + EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
'- si' -.:v'iw:stjaitmsepiscopalchurch.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, pm.
"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 bliss you!
Pastor David Nichols Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725



[F first .:Baptist C churchh
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
B" d .. Brent Vickery, Pastor
-.' "- Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
:- '. ,..... AlMichael Rogers .Minister to Students
Sunday School ... ........ .....9:45 am
SMorning Worship Service .. .8:30 & 11:00 am;
.- ...... Disciple Trainiig ....... ....... ..6:00 pm
"~-. :-"- -" Evening Worship ......... .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ...... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET
K, "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" 'J

"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, Pastbr.
Sunday School ................... .. .... ..... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .... ..... ... ........ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday EveningService., ;, .. ......... ,6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL


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Discover God's Love!
Everyone welcome

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


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


tion pray for God's grace, that they brate the ground breaking event
may continue the good work of with the people of St. John's. It will
their forebears. take place at 4:00 p.m. on
The public is invited to cele- Saturday, November 22nd.

City Wide Missions Anniversary


The City Wide Mission will con-
duct its anniversary services on
'Sunday, November 16th; 3:00 p.m,
at Zion Fair Missionary Baptist
Church. The Mission was organized
in the mid-forties and its member-
ship includes many of the local
church missionary groups from the


This year's special guests and
program presenters are the "Jolly
Seniors", a local senior citizens
group. Everyone is cordially invited
to attend.

Phil. Primitive


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Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Titus, a 2 and a half year old male
greyhound (pictured); Spooky, an
extra nice small male, white with


North Port St. Joe community. B pti black patches; Nikky,
Naprthrst osting female lab pup about 4
New Bethel Chief, a large bulldog mix;
Special Service a dark brown male long ha
AME Celebrates November 16th Tootsie, a grown, ye

Harvest Day Philadelphia Primitive Baptist's New Bethel


The Rev. Calvin Griffin,, Sr.,
and the New Bethel A.M.E. church
family will celebrate the Harvest on
Sunday, November 16th, at 11:00
a.m. The guest speaker will be
Sister Wanda Waters, a minister at
Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church,
Panama City. Everyone is invited to
go out and reap the bountiful
blessings of the..Harvest. The
church is located at the corner of
Avenue C and Highway 98.


board of mothers will sponsor a
special worship service on Sunday,
November 16th, at 11:00 a.m.
Those attending are asked to dress
in "black and/or white" for this
service. Everyone is invited to
attend.

First United

Methodist Flea
Market


HarvestDay At New November 22nd


Bethel Nov. 16th
New Bethel Baptist will cele-
brate Harvest Day on Sunday,
November 16th, at 11:00 a.m. The
guest speaker will be Sister Era
Hicks of Clearwater.
Everyone is invited to join them
as they lift up the name of Jesus.


First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe will be having their
annual flea market and bake sale,
Saturday, November 22nd, at 8:00
a.m. in the church fellowship hall,
located behind the church. Proceeds
go.. to the Methodist Children's
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The Rev. Thomas J. Guido.
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


t -, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
f, UI ;? 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
(is j Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Tite .... 10:45 a.m. /
Adult School.. ..... 11 a.m. 1


*Sunday School
*Youn

Pastor Rev. J. Reid Cameron


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Highway 71/ Cecil Costin Sr. Blvd/


S"Remember church the way it u-3p.e lto; e"
'IT STILL IS AT:

tgigllans ^flti daptist Eljtrurdr
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Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1506 -
(50)227 06 Sunday School 9:45a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Eve""ng Service' 00 p.m.
JUST ETTING O.CHURCH WA' Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
JUSTLEM GO .CHURCH HIS WAY!Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


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


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Methodist Youth Fellowship
Evening Worship
Wednesday Choir Practice


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


All Times are EST



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


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Anniversary
New Bethel Baptist Church's
youth and young adult choir will
celebrate their anniversary on
Saturday, November 15th, at 6:30
p.m.
Everyone is invited to go out
and be blessed in songs.


female, housetrained;. Midget, a
small female, rat terrier, ,Chip, .a
medium sized red male mix; Cee
Cee, .a 5 month old tri-colored
female kitty; Cindi, a tabby kitty 14
weeks old; and a large number of,
kittens. Please come see!
During the month of October,
eleven: dogs and thirteen cats were
adopted, and twenty-six dogs and
twenty cats were euthanized; five
were returned to Owriers. For more
information, contact the St. Joseph
Bay Humane Society, at 227-1103
or visit the Humane lSociety's web
site .at www.sibhu manesociety.org.
Worship
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Church of Christ

at the Beaches
i 314 Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study ........................ ...... .....0O:O0 am EST
Sunday Worship 11:00 am EST
|ll Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm EST
H "WE WANT TO.MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"



ST. JOHN'S

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



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


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


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Apalachicola ...... Panama Cily
wy Reid Ave.
S7Family Life Church
Wewahitchka


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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Opportunity

By: Rick Marcum, counties we
Executive Director Gadsden, C
I hear that often. Our organiza- Liberty, ar
tion is just a few years old and is result of thi
still in somewhat of an infant stage, nation, the
so if you haven't heard about us, banded toge
I'm not surprised. But let me take a our local bh
bit of your time to tell you who we guessed it-
are-and how we impact you. you're reading
Back in 1999, the Florida State are most lik
Legislature designated eight coun- coueson a,
ties as "Counties of Critical question, "I
Economic Concern." The eight living in a
economic c


Florida


ere Calhoun, Franklin,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
id Washington. As a
s first of its kind desig-
Seight counties have
ether along with some of
businesses to form-you
-Opportunity Florida. If
ng this article, then you
ely living in one of these
id might be asking the
s it a good thing to be
county with a 'critical
concern designation?"


Buckle Up Florida and You

Drink & Drive, You Lose


Dear Editor:
As we all prepare for the par-
ties, gatherings and celebrations
that come with the holiday season,
law enforcement also prepares for
something much less pleasant-
the increased numbers of fatalities
and injuries due to traffic crashes.
From Thanksgiving to New
Year's, the Port St. Joe Police
Department will be joining with law
enforcement across the state to
combat this problem. We are par-
ticipating in the "Buckle Up
Florida" and "You Drink & Drive,
You Lose". Combined Safety Belt
and DUI Enforcement Wave from
November 21st, to January 4th.
Officers vill be on :busy streets,
quiet roads and highways, in the
daytime. and at 'night, for a month
and a half, to ensure that the holi-
day parties and events end as hap-
pily as they began. \Ve will be out in
force to arrest impaired drivers and
issue tickets to motorists who are
not buckled up.
The message is not to refrain
from having fun. The message is
that if you drink, you should not
drive; and when you are in a car,
you should always be buckled up.
Because impairment begins with
the first drink, transportation
should be ap-anged before attend-
ing an event where alcohol will be
served. And, no matter how short
the distance that you are traveling,
it is imperative that all drivers and
pane0gers .where safety belts
This is a message-that we send

Many Thanks For

Making Haunted

House Success
The Mexico Beach Department:
of Public Safety and the Beaches
Lions Club would like to thank all
those who donated their money
and time to make the Third
Annual Haunted House a success:
Rustic Sands Campground.
Driftw'ood Inn, Shell Shack, El
Governor Motel, Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty, Parker Realty, and
BeachWalk.
John and Regina Grantland,
Sharon's Cafe, Crystal Sands
Realty, Hambrick Construction,
Prickly Pears, Buena Vista Motel,
Coldwell Bankei Realty, Fish
House Restaurant, Gulf Foods,
Pelican Walk Realty, Shoreline
Styles, Cathey's Hardware, Health
Check, The Space Place, and
tCharles D. Guard.
They would also like to thank
all the volunteers who donated
their time both before and after the
event, as well as, those businesses
that spent hours setting up a room.
within the Haunted House.

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each year, and I'm sure most peo-
ple have heard it before.
Unfortunately, many people put
their lives and the lives of others in
danger because they choose to
drink and drive. We see too many
unnecessary deaths and injuries
during the holidays, and this year,
we are going to work hard to
change that.
Sincerely,
Acting Chief James Hersey


The Star. Port St. Joe. FL Thursday. Nov. 13. 2003 Page 7B


-What The Heck Is That All About


The answer is yes and no. First-
no, our eight counties need more
economic opportunity, but also,
yes, because the designation is
helping our counties' ability to
compete-and let me tell you how.
Whether you know it or not, it
is difficult to recruit businesses to
Florida-at'least from a financial
incentive perspective. (And in many
occasions, it's hard just keeping
the ones we've already got. But
we'll cover this subject in a later
column.) We all know that Florida
ranks as one of the best regarding
'quality of life' issues, but when it
comes to having good financial
incentives to recruit companies--
we don't rank so high. Unlike most
of our neighboring states, we don't
write big checks to companies to
induce them to locate here, Florida'
has what you might call a 'perform-
ance based' incentive program. In
other words, our incentives are
more like reimbursements than up-
Sfront money paid incentives. Our
incentives are based on what a
company does after coming to our
state, not what it says it is going to
do. Additionally, the incentives
have minimal thresholds that must
be met. And this is the point that
now offers our eight counties a
benefit to be designated "critical
,economic concern" counties-the
threshold is lowered. Short and
sweet, a business will more easily
reach the required threshold in one
of our counties, than in the other
Florida counties.
Yeah, team!! "So what else does


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toC U5 Talf
News Column Faith
Christian School


The Harvest Festival was a
delight to all those who went. The
food was delicious, the activities
were fun, and the vendors and dis-
plays were a pleasure. We thank
those who participated and we
appreciate all the hard work that
Diane Pitts, teachers, parents, and
students put into making it suc-
cessful.
It is time to send off our boxes
to Operation Christmas Child, a
project of Samaritan's Purse, an
outreach ministry whose president
is Franklin Graham. An empty
-shoe box .is filled with .tovs and
other small gifts, and each box is
wrapped and sent to a child who is
suffering because of war, natural


disaster, poverty, illness, or neg-
lect. Since 1993, more than 24 mil-
lion shoe boxes have been sent to
hurting children around the world.
Operation Christmas Child
does much more than just give
presents. It also provides an oppor-
tunity to tell children and families
about God's greatest gift, Jesus
Christ. "The Greatest Gift," a
gospel booklet translated into more
than 50 languages, usually is given
out in conjunction with the boxes.
The gifts are.given out of love,, with
no strings attached. They.,,qMFe
from people who believe in.Jesus ,..
and it is a way to tell others that
God loves them.,


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review
Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.
EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings
will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the- Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the following:

Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning

This agreement is entered into between the Gulf County
Commission (hereinafter referred to. as "County"), the City
Commission of Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka (hereinafter referred
to as "Cities"), and the Gulf County School Board (hereinafter
referred to as "School Board").'

WHEREAS, The County, Cities and the School Board recognize
their mutual obligation and responsibility for the education, nur-
ture and general well-being of the children within their communi-
ty; and

WHEREAS, the County, Cities and the School Board recognize the
benefits that will flow to the citizens and students of their com-
munities by more closely coordinating their comprehensive land
use and school facilities planning programs: namely (1) better coor-
dination of new schools in time and place with land development,
(2) greater efficiency for the school board and local governments by
placing schools to take advantage: of existing and planned roads,
water, sewer, and parks, (3) improved student access and safety by
coordinating the construction of new and expanded schools with
the road and sidewalk construction programs of the local govern-
ments, (4) to allow a better opportunity for elementary' schools to.
serve as community focal points, (5) greater efficiency and con-
venience by co-locating schools with parks, ballfields, libraries, and
other community facilities to take advantage of joint use opportu-
nities, and (6) reduction of pressures contributing to urban sprawl
and support of existing neighborhoods by appropriately locating
new schools and expanding and renovating existing schools; and

WHEREAS, Sections 163.31777 and 235.193, Florida Statutes,
require each county and the non-exempt municipalities within that
county to enter into an interlocal agreement with the district
school board to establish jointly the specific ways in which the
plans and process of the district school board and the local gov-
ernments are to be coordinated and hereinafter referred to as the
"Interlocal Council"; and

WHEREAS, the School Board, the County and the Cities enter into
this agreement in fulfillment of that statutory requirement and in
recognition of the benefits accruing to their citizens and students
described above;

NOW THEREFORE, be it mutually agreed between the School
Board, the Board of County Commissioners of Gulf County and the
City Commissions of Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka that the fol-
lowing procedures will be followed in coordinating land use and
public school facilities planning:

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on this matter. The
Agreement may also be reviewed at the Building and Planning
Department, Room 301 in the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, FL.
Publish November 13 & 20, 2003


Opportunity Florida do?" Much
more and over the next few weeks,
we're going to begin to tell you
much more about us. Not only will
we tell you about Opportunity


Florida's accomplishments, we will
tell you about our existing and
future programs that will benefit
each and every one of you. Stay
tuned-there's more to come.


However, if you can't wait, go to our
website, wwwopportunityflorida.
com. We're going to be asking for
your help gathering the content for'
the site.


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-11
The Gulf County Board of County Commissiones will receive bids from any person, company or
corporation interested in providing the following:
The purchase of the eastern 300 ft. of Angelfish Street, not to include the right of way on
Grouper Avenue.

Maps of the location may be obtained at the Chief Administrator's Office in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Room 302, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456.

Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and include
the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil C. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on Friday, November 21, 2003. Bids
will be opened at this location on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
Publish November 13 & 20, 2003



NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE 2003 TAX ROLL HAS BEEN DELIVERED BYTHE GULF COUN-
TY PROPERTY APPRAISER TO THE, GULF COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR. THE, 2003 TAX ROLL IS OPEN
FOR COLLECTION BEGINNING NOVEMBER 17, 2003.

THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IS LOCATED IN THE GULF COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ROOM 147,
1000 CECIL G. COSTING, SR., BLVD., PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM 9 A.M. -
5 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY EXCEPT HOLIDAYS. THE MAILING ADDRESS IS 1000 CECIL G.
COSTIN, SR., BLVD., ROOM 147, PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA 32456.

REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES-WILL BE COLLECTED AS LEVIED BY THE FOLLOWING
TAXING AUTHORITIES:

GULF COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
NORTHWEST FLORDIA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.
CITY OF PORT ST JOE
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
ST. JOSEPH FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
TUPELO FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
HOWARD CREEK FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT
OVERSTREET FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT

DISCOUNT SCHEDULE

4% DISCOUNT IF PAID NOVEMBER 17 DECEMBER 16
3% DISCOUNT IF PAID DECEMBER 17 DECEMBER 31
2% DISCOUNT IF PAID IN JANUARY
1% DISCOUNT IF PAID IN FEBRUARY
PAYABLE WITHOUT DISCOUNT IN MARCH
TAXES DELINQUENT APRIL 1


SHIRLEY J. JENKINS
: ,TAX COLLECTOR
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA_
.-... (850) 229-5353


Publish November 13, 2003


PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, November 18,
2003 at 10:00.a.m. EST, and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at
6:00 p.m. EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administration
Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss and act on the fol-
lowing: ,

1. Approve Minutes- October 21, 2003 ,.
2. Public Hearing School Interlocal Agreement'' '
3. Preliminary Plat Approval Indian Palm William Maas Parcel ID#6320-150R 4.40 acres in Section 24,
Township 9 South. Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 11 unit subdivision
4. Final Plat Approval Jubilation Ashivood Development Company Parcel ID#6288-001R, #6288-002R,
6288-003R, 6288-004R & #6288-005R -24.549 acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida a rhaximum 73 unit subdivision subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
5. Final Plat Approval Hibiscus Beach and Hibiscus Bay Kurt Hofer Parcel ID#6268.001R & #6268-501R
8.86 & 5.14 acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 34
unit subdivision subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
6. Final Plat Approval Seagrass Subdivision Core Development Group LLC Parcel ID# 6268-750R 17.05
acres in Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 51 unit subdivi-
sion subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
7. Final Plat Approval Mystic Palms Subdivision Will and Glenda McLemore Parcel ID#3191-120R 18.6
acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida 23 unit subdivision subject
to all development regulations required by Gulf County.' '
8. Small Scale Map Amendment William & Linda Daniels -Parcel ID#2600-000R changing approximately
'.9 acres in Section 36, Township 4 South, Range 10 West, Gulf County, Florida, from Residential to Mixed
Commercial/Residential
9. Variance Kimmel road setback encroachment Parcel ID# 4276-420R
10. Workshop on development procedures '
11. St. Joe/Arylda for WindMark Beach DRI
12. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Update
13. Land Development Regulation (LDR) Revision
14. Staff

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


Publish November 13 & 20, 2003


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Page 8B S rhe Star, Port St. Joe. FL Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003


Peacebuilders for the week of November 3 7. Front row, left to right: 1st grade, Hayden Palmer; Kindergarten,
Savannah Gibson; Pre-K, Cheyanne Hanlon. Back row, left to right: 5th grade, Nick Scheffer; 4th grade, Michelle
Hiscock; 3rd grade, Brittnee Peak; 2nd grade, Sawyer Raffield.


Our student government is
sponsoring a canned goods drive
for, Thanksgiving. Please send
canned goods to school for families
in need.
Students at Port St. Joe
Elementary School are collecting


PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DOLPHIN NEWS
On Friday, November 14th,
your child will be bringing home a
video/DVD'to watch for the week-
end and a survey for a parent to
complete. Please watch the video
with your child. If you want to pur-
chase the video/DVD, return the
survey with $10 attached to school
on Monday, November' 17. If you
do not wish to purchase the
video/DVD, please return the
video/DVD and the survey to
school on Monday, November 17.
November 17th-21st is 'Take
Our Parents To School" week..
Parents are invited to eat lunch
with their child. Watch for more
activities on the school newsletter
that will be sent home with your
child on Friday. You are reminded
to sign in/out through the front
office.
Progress reports for this grad-
,ing penod will be sent home on
'Monday, November 17. If you
would like to schedule a
parent/teacher conference, please
call 227-1221.


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 in
coins to Ms. Watson in the comput-
er lab or to their classroom teacher.


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Ik Shark Talk


By: Brittany J. Alford
Hi everyone and welcome to
"Shark Talk". i would like to start
this week off by saying thank you
to all of the veterans. You are the
very reason I can sit here and write
this column.
Next, I would like to congratu-
late the recently selected senior
class favorites. They are as follows:
Most Likely to Succeed-Rachel
Bixler and Tommy Curry; Best
Looking-Shanna Collier and
Ashby Davis; Most Popular-


Shanna Collier and Ashby Davis;
Most School Spirit-Becky Belin
and Collins Abrams; Most
Humorous-Brittany Crocker,
Collins Abrams, and Austin
Horton; Friendliest-All McKeithen,
BJ Strickland, and Keith Stroud;
Best Dressed-Kelsie Avent and
Ben Hinds; Most Likely to Have a
Good Time-Melissa Nixon, Jimmy
Foster, and Nick Reynolds; and Mr.
and Mrs. PSJ High-Rachel Bixler
and Tommy Curry.
I would also like to congratu-


Reading Homework Tips For

Parents "Read With Me"


Port St. Joe Elementary is
striving very hard to ensure that all
students are reading on grade
level, but the teachers cannot do it
alone! They need the help of all
parents!! They have started a new
program called "Read With Me."
Students should read at least 20
minutes aloud with a parent every
night. Any amount of reading is
good, but reading aloud with your
child is the BEST!! Here are some
ways to help your child become a
better reader as you listen to and
read with your child:
Set aside 20 minutes every
night at the same time to read with
your child. Some good times to
read would be after dinner or right
before bed.
Choose a quiet place to read.
In other words, turn off the TV!I
Have your child use his finger
to follow the words as he reads.
Listen as your child reads to
hear which words he is having dif-
ficulty with. When your child
makes a mistake, point out the
word he missed and help him
sound it out correctly. Once he has


said the word correctly, make sure
he rereads the entire sentence to
make sure he understands what
the sentence is saying.
Ask your child questions as
you read to make sure he under-
stands what he is reading. Ask
about the characters, events,
places or meaning of words in the
story.
As you read through the book
with your child, ask him to make
predictions about what will happen
next. Make sure he gives you rea-
sons for why he thinks that will
happen.
They know parents really care
about the progress of their child,
but sometimes everyone is just too
busy!! If this is your case, gather all
your children together and read as
a family. Allow each child to take
turns reading a paragraph at a
time. Or, when you sit down to read
the newspaper or a magazine,' ask
your child to read with you. Most
importantly, when your child asks
you to "Read With Me," take a few
minutes to do just that!!
Office of Parent Involvement


The Sunshine State Scholars
Program for high school seniors
recognizes excellence, in mathemat-
ics and science. Port St. Joe High
and Wewahitchka High each nomi-
nated' a senior who is distinguished
in both mathemaUcs and science.
PSJHS nominated Thomas Curry
and WHS nominated Andrew
Lassiter.
The criteria for selecting Gulf
County's scholar includes overall
GPA, overall numeric GPA, overall
math and science cumulative
numeric grades, the number and
level of science and math courses
taken in grades 9 through 12, and
SAT and/or ACT scores. Five out-
of-district educators served on the
selection committee.
Thomas 'Tommy" Curry has
been selected to represent Gulf
County. Tommy is the son of
Doctors Thomas and Elizabeth
Curry of Port.St. Joe. When Tommy.
graduates, he will have completed
six honors, advanced, or Advanced
Placement (API math courses, and
five honors or AP science courses.
Currently, Tommy ihas a 4.0 GPA.
He not only excels academically,
but also musically. His talent has
been enjoyed by many, especially.
PSJE students at the Arts in the.
Sun Festival last spring.
Andrew Lassiter is the son of
Jeffrey Lassiter of Wewahitchka.
He is an honor student. who will
have completed six honors or


advanced math courses and four
honors science courses when he
graduates. Andrew will be. remem-
bered by WES students as the viva-
cious Michelangelo at the Arts in
the Sun Festival in Wewahitchka
last year.
In January, Tommy will partic-
ipate in a common
mathematics/science assessment
in Chipley to identify the Region I
Sunshine State Scholar. The
Region I Scholar will participate in
the state competition in March.
Regional Scholars and the
Statewide Scholar will receive
recognition and prizes in
Tallahassee at the March competi-
tion.

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late the 2003-2004 Hall of Fame
members. They are Becky Belin,
Rachel Bixler, Ali McKeithen,
Jessica Ford, Shanna Collier, Nick
Reynolds, Chad Olson, Stephen
Besore, Tommy Curry, Kris Searcy,
and David Hopper. Congratulations
to all of youl
As for announcements this
week...Seniors, remember to turn
in your $40.00 deposit for Grad
Bash to Keith Stroud, Kale Guillot,
Ali McKeithen, or Rachel Bixler as
soon as possible. Juniors, your
class dues should be paid by
November 30th. Remember that if
they aren't, you do not go to the
Prom.

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Also, students, if you ordered a
2004 Monument yearbook, you
should have received the bill in the
mail. If the bill is not paid by
December 31st, your order will be
deleted and you will not receive
your yearbook. Please pay this as
soon as possible. You certainly
don't want to miss out because the
yearbook staff says this one is the
best yet!
Make sure you go out and sup-
port the Sharks as they compete in
the play-offs in Vernon this week.
Good luck guys! Seniors, remember
to make this year the best...it's our
last.

Early Dismissal
Schedule on


Offered at GCCC November 26th


Gulf County EMS encourages
anyone interested in becoming an
emergency medical technician to
attend the EMT course held at Gulf
Coast Community College
Gulf/Franklin Center in the spring
of 2004.
Classes begin January 8th and
run through May 7th. Early regis-
tration begins November 19th and
20th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at
the Gulf/Franklin Center in Port
St. Joe.

Even Start
Collaborates
with Library
For Story Time
Even Start is a Family Literacy
program open to families in Gulf
County who have one member of
the household who has an interest'
in working toward earning their
GED and one member of the
household who is child under age
eight. Any eligible family is encour-
aged to attend, or call Carolyn.
Nettles at (850) 639-6448 in
Wewahitchka for information on
joining the program.
Preschool Story Time is geared
for children ages three to five. A
variety of stories will be included
using props, flannel boards, finger
plays, poems, music, and crafts.
Parents and children are encour-
'aged to obtain a library card and
-.c.eck out books. Go out and jdin
them on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
at the Wewahitchka Public Library.


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Feature Property







704 Nautilus Drive
Seashores Subd.
3 3R 3 BA single family home. This home is
top of the line. Complete custom work
throughout the house. 2 a/c'unitsl 2 water
heaters, 2 Jacuzzi's, all bedrooms have walk
in closets. Lots of yard space in front and
back yard. Track Lighting in all rooms that are
on dimmer switches. Skylightsin home let the
natural light shine in. Crown molding through-
out the home. Wood burning fireplace with
ceramic tile surrounding. 9' ceilings except for
the living room which vaults to 11' ceilings.
Lots and lots of extras went into this home.
Please call for the rest of the list.
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Lisa Hambrick Varona, Broker/Owner
Seth Campbell, Realtor Associate
Tony Varona, Realtor Associate

ceambriclk Realty Jin
3001 Hwy. 98 Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850-648-1102
Toll Free: 866-648-1102
Website:
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The following is a bus schedule
for early dismissal, due to the
Thanksgiving- holidays, on
Wednesday, November 26th.
North Port St. Joe Elementary
-11:30; Port St. Joe Elementary-
11:35; Port St. Joe Middle School-
11:50; and Port St. Jo'e High
School-12:00: All timeshare ET.
In Wewahitchka, the Main
Street site- 1:45; Linton site-
11:50; and Wewahitchka High
School-12:00. All times are CT.
Elementary school breakfast
will be served, but lunch will not be
served.


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At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estates!
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
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2000 Toyota Camry Solara
SLE. 2 door, AT, AC, V6, sun-
roof, leather, loaded, 50,000
one-owner miles. $13,600.
960-4464. 1tc 1/13
1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
Itc11/13
2002 Honda TRX 300 EX2 4
wheeler, like new, less than
25 hours, still under warran-
ty, $3,000 obo. 227-7851 or
227-2088. ltp11/13
2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40,000 miles, one owner,
leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. $9650. 960-4464.
ltc11/13
1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. $3250. 960-
4464. ltcll/13
LeChalet fiberglass HiTop
Camper top. Dark grey on
1988 F250. 8 ft. bed, sliding
glass front/slides. New
$1,350, now $350 includes
bedliner/tailgate cover 648-
8602. ltpll/13
1997 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT, AC, V6, excellent condi-
tion. $4950. 960-4464.
,. itc Ill/13.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$5950. 960-4464. ltcll/13
1997 Lincoln Town car.
White w/blue leather. Nice ex
clean, new tires. $8,000 or
best offer! 1301 Monument
Ave. 229-9670. ltpll/13
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo. 4 door, 4X4, V8;
excellent condition, clean.
one owner $4250. 960-4464
Slt'l l., 13

1998 Toyota Corolla LE. AT,
AC, 4 door, excellent condi-
tion, one owner. $4950. 960-
4464. ltcll/13
2000 Dodge Durango,'4x4
SLT plus, trailer, tow pack-
age, loaded. 56,000 miles,
one owner. $15,295. 227-
3776. ltpll/13


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2002 Chevy Cavalier. 30,000
miles, one owner, CD, AT,
AC, 4 door, new condition,
must see. $6950. 960-4464.
ltc11/13
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup.
4X4, extended cab, AT, AC,
V6, new condition, one
owner, low miles. $9250.
960-4464. 1tc11/13
2000 Ford Mustang GT. Low
miles, loaded, excellent con-
dition. Bright red, Call 229-
6155. Bose stereo. ltp11/13
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited.
50,000 one-owner miles.
Leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. Must see. $6950. 960-
4464. 1tc11/13






14ft. fiberglass V Hull w/20
horse mercury w/electric
start, great condition w/new
galv. trailer. $1,200 obo.
(850) 229-1954. 2tpll/13
23' Gradywhite, twin yamaha
150s bimini top, aluminum
trailer, has a walk around
cuddy cabin. $14,500 obo.
229-2444. 2tp11/6
Ocean Kayaks for sale, new
and used, at Happy Ours
Kayak & Canoe Outpost,
229-1991. Just in time for
Christmas!. 4tc11/6
For Sale 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12






Well established towing busi-
ness for sale, 5 tow trucks, 6
exclusive Gulf County Major
Motor Club Contracts,
Established Public, Private
and Auto repair shop towing.
For incentive Seller will help
buyer qualify for Repo
license. This is an existing
positive cash flow business,
for more information call
Realtor-_ Jim Pansh Pnstine
Properties, LLC (850) 832-
4-468. 2tc11/6






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


COMMERCIAL
One block off 98, 3300 Square
foot, L shaped, free span building.
One section 80'x30", second sec-
tion 30'x30'. Completely redone
to current code. Handicapped
bathrooms, three phase power.
Large parking capacity. 201
Tarpon Highlandview, within
enterprise zone benefits available.
$1,200.00/month. Call 850-647-
3875. 5tp11/13

Attractive Cape San Bias
fully furnished home
3BD/1BA bayfront with boat
deck. Long term rental with
references. $950 per month,
available immediately. Call
850-227-5312 or 850-229-
9353. 2tpll/13
Unfurnished trailer 1 block
from beach. 3BR/1.5BA
$450 plus deposit. Tenant
pays all utilities. W/D
hookup. 647-5325. 2tpll/13

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
tfcll/13

1307 Marvin Ave. 3BR/1BA.
New appliances, carpet, and
tile. $700 month, one year
lease. No pets. Call 227-
1795. ltp11/13
2BR/1BA on Ave. C
$450/mo. and 2BR/1BA on
Ave A $450/mo. Deposit
Required. Cll 229-9333.
tfcll/13

2BR/1BA mobile home on
1/2 acre lot near Wewa. $400
a month, $300 security dep.
No Pets! 648-8616, 819-
4610. ltpll/13
Wewa mobile home. New car-
pet, paint, heat and.iaruD.Qm
Chipola river. Comfortable
home, 'gr~eat flshlig. Call
647-3159. 2tpll/13
2BR furnished trailer. 648-
5306. ltp11/13

2BR/1BA house, in
Beaconhill, 4 blocks from
beach. $1,000. 9206
Starfish, St. Joe Beach. Call
527-7525. 2tell1/13
Gulfaire executive town-
house. Available 12/1
3BR/2BA screen porch,
garage. pnvacy fenced, cen-
tral heat & air, ceramic tile
and carpet, pools, tennis
court, private beach. Pets
okay. $875 mo. 850-522-
4625. 4tpll/13
Very nice 1BR/1BA unfur
gulfview apt in Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilities call 850-648-4649.
2tp11/13


Waterfront home for rent on
Wetappo Creek. Connects to
intercoastal waterway. Deep
water, large boat dock,
2BR/1BA swimming pool
w/large deck. Great for
snowbirds. Children and out-
door pets welcome. $500/mo
plus dep. 850-785-5779.
3tp11/13
2BR/1BA mobile home for
rent. Call 227-1639. tfcll/6
Warehouse rental space
available. Great for storage or
business. 1000 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcll/6
Mexico Beach Gulf view. 2BR
central H/A. Appliances
$800. 648-4062. 2tpll/6
4BR/2BA, fireplace, on 2
acres. 14952 SE Halley -
Scotts Ferry. 850-271-9256
4tp10/23
Liberty Manor Apt., 102
Liberty Manor Circle, PSJ.
Affordable housing for the
elderly & handicapped.
CH/A, laundry facilities,
energy efficient const., stove
& refrig., furn., fully carpet-
ed. 1 bedroom apartments on
sit Equal Opp. Housing
Complex. Call 229-6353 for
more info. NOW TAKING
APPLICATIONS. 4tc10/30
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 tfc10/30
Mobile home lot for rent. 0.5
miles from beach. 648-8201
or 774-3298. tfcl0/23
One bedroom apartment
1508 1/2 Lorg Avi $400 per
mo. Deposit required. --.No
Pets. 850-229-6825. 4tpo1/23

Beachside 1BR/1BA unfur-
nished apt. includes wash-
er/dryer $450 mo plus
deposit. Call 648-5476.
tfc10/23
Gulfaire Townhouse
1BR/1BA plus loft. All appli-
ances including washer and
dryer. $600 a month plus
deposit. 648-8007. 6tplO/23
2558 McKinnon in Oak
Grove. Quiet rear apartment,
laundry, stove, refrigerator,
$395 a mo. 229-8378.
-tfc10/23

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


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
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
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112. tf6/5
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch, carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
* New extra Ig. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
* One bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tfe6/5







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



." iReady to
Finish
Furniture


Used furniture for sale.
Johnnie's Trim Shop, 310
4th St., PSJ tfc8/7





Three day garage sale.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
November 14, 15, 16. Hours:
9 until 3. Jewelry, vintage
clothes, Christmas crafts,
rolltop desk like new, unique
round coffee table one of a
kind- some antiques, more
clothes, miscellaneous items.
622 Gulfaire Dr., St. Joe
Beach. ltpll/13
Yard Sale 201 Louisiana
Ave, Mexico Beach. Sat. Nov
15, 8-1. Christmas decora-
tions, sewing materials,
misc. items. ltp11/13


Creekwater
Crafts & Collectibles
Flea Market & Gift Shop
Open Weekdays 12pm 6pm
Saturday 10am 6pm
253 Charles Ave. White Cty

Huge Moving Sale
Something for everyone fur-
niture, tools, toys, household
,items, O-scale electric trains.
Too much to list. Nov 15 &
16. Rain or Shine. Starts
7am at 1007 Monument Ave.
EST. ltpll/13
Yard Sale Sat. Nov 15th 204
13th St. 8:00 am until. Lots
of baby clothes and much
more. ltp11/13
Multi-family garage sale -
Nov. 15 7:00 CST. 422
Arizona Dr., Mexicd Beach.
Sofa bed, computer desk, bar
stools, and other furniture.
Fishing and golf equipment,
collectibles, housewares,
Rain cancels. ltp11/13
Moving Sale Nov. 15 7:00
CST. 418 Arizona Dr., Mexico
Beach. Furniture, computer
desk, dishes, household
items too much to list.
Rain cancels. ltpll/13







Taking applications for
dishwasher. Apply in person
at Linda's Restaurant. 203 E
4th St. Ask for Charlie.
tfcll/6
Dixie Youth Baseball is in
need of several New Board
members. Election will be
held Thursday, Nov. 20th, at
the STAC House on 8th St.
7:00 pm. Let's make baseball
fun. Be there 2tcll/13
JOB NOTICE
The City of Port St. Joe has
the following opening:
'Surface Water Supply
Operator
$10 per hour
Applications and job descrip-
tion 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
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
2tcli/oe


Carpenter's, framers and
laborers need with trans-
portation. 227-5771 or 227-
1743. 5tp11/13
JOB NOTICE
The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners is
seeking an individual to fill a.
full-time Mechanic position.
The following qualifications
are desired for this position
at the Road Department:
,* On-Board Diagnostics
Specialized Electronics
R-134 Air Conditioning
'Refrigerate Training
R-12 Refrigerate
Recovery and Recycling
Training
Competence in Engine
Repair
Fuel Injection System
Competence
Knowledge of Hydraulics
Systems
Diesel Mechanic
Heavy Equipment
Repair(Idlers, Sprockets,
Final Drives, etc)
Air Brakes
Small Engine Repair
Welding/Cutting Abilities
Applications can be obtained
at the Gulf County Road
Department, 318 S. 7th
Street, Wewahitchka, Florida
32465, (850) 639-2238,
Monday through Friday, 6:30
a.m. 3:00 p.m., C.S.T. or on
the county website at: gulf-
countygovernment.com.
Applications will be accepted
until Wednesday, November
26, 2003 at 3:00 p.m., C.S.T.
at the above address. If you
have any questions, you may
contact Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee
at (850) 639-2238.
Gulf County enforces a Drug-
Free Workplace Policy and is
an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Active Employer.
/s/Billy E. Traylor,
Chairman
Attest: /s/Douglas C.
Birmingham, Clerk 2tcll/13
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. O.
Box 307, Port St. Joe, FL
32457. 2tc11/6
Now taking applications for
experienced bartender. Apply
at the Wonder Bar, St Joe
Beach. tfc10/2
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. tfcl0/16


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: 11/17/2003
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 minimum
qualifications may be consid-
ered for the vacancy.
Special Notes: *POSITION
BASED IN PORT ST. JOE.
FINGERPRINTING AND
EMERGENCY. DUTIES
REQUIRED. b DENTAL
ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION
OR EXPANDED FUNCTIONS
REQUIRED.
Apply online at
peoplefirst.myflorida.com
ltc.11/13
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. Applications will be
available at -Gulf County
Public Work 1001 10th
Street, Port St. Joe, Florida,
(850) 227-1401, the Gulf
County Road Department.
318 So 7th "'" 'eet,
Wewahltchka, 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.,
Robert M. Moore
Administration Building,
Room 302, (850) 229-6111,
Monday thru Friday .8:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m., E.T. or by
visiting our websitee 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
SAll survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5


PINE RIDGE APTS.,


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

SVoice/TTY Access
711-850-227-7451 M







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


hF]nnnnnnn
a5x10 10x10 10x20
On Site Rentals 6 Days A
Week
ASKABOUTFREE
MONTH'S RENT!


J. C. Enterprises 202 ReidAvenue
Port St. Joe,
Fl. 32456
":/ .' 850-227-9414
.. Fax 229-6041


leadioShack
Authorized Sales Center

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

Large or Small, We Do Them All
NoJob Too Large or Too Small



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


GULF SHORE
STORAGE
St. Joe Beach

899-3665

also
Camper & Boat
Space available



Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98.
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkdns@hotmail.c2m3


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

325 Long Avenue

227-1812


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


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


Reduced Rates on Select
Services Call for details
Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deeowatermarina.com


SWE PRINT
Envelopes, Letterheads, Presentation
Folders, Brochures, Pamphlets,
Flyers, Posters, Bumper Stickers,
The Star Labels, Tags, Continuous Forms

209 eid Ave, Port St, Joe Phone 227-1278


Make your

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ALSO GIVE YOU ESTIMATES

Custom plans by Frank Healy, M..A


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Winter pool

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* Above Ground Pools Starting at $995 Free Water Testing
SLiquid Chlorine Automatic Pool Cleaners Staoting 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



AMERICA SCRE


* Screen Rooms


* Carports


Aluminum Railing

SFlorida Rooms Pool Enclosures


227-3628
f tC7/24


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


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2003 PAGE 11B

PULI NTIE


Waitress position opening at
St. Joseph Bay Country
Club. Hours vary from 30-38
per week. Hourly rate above
minimum wage with experi-
ence plus gratuities. Mainly
days. Occasional evenings for
special functions. Rotating
Weekends. Applications
available at 700 Country
Club Rd. 3tc10/30

Experienced concrete form-
ing/finishers needed; Call
after 4 p.m. 229-6525.
4tcl 1/6

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. tfc10/30

Experienced cook and wait-
staff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining .& Boss
Oyster. Please apply in per-
son: 123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfcl0/9

AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfc10/30

Pest Control Tech clean
driving record and drug
screen required. Apply in
person. No phone calls
Please. 321B Reid Ave. Port
St. Joe, FL. tfc10/2

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 tfcl0/2

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.
tfc6/5







For Sale Truck Cap 7.5 ft
bed blue. $225. (850) 648-
6971. ltpll/13

Barbie dolls for sale 1991
thru 2000 Happy Holidays
Series plus many more. Must
see to appreciate. Call
Glenda 639-4134. ltoll/13


Gas range oven $250, like
new refrig $250, gas dryer
$50. Call 227-1502 leave
message. 2tp11/13

2 matching love seats, earth-
tone, multicolors, good con-
dition. $25 each. 229-9716.
ltp11/13

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

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 leaveyour
name, phone number, and
address. tfc7/24








Move in Specials: Be in
before Christmas: 2 new 3
bedroom models and 3 4
bedroom, models ready: EZ-
Qualify $500 down pay-
Sments starting at $489 per
month. Call Vance 763-
4266. .tc11/13

Used home specials: Land
home and home only: start-
ing as low as $19,995 for
16x80 3 bedroom and 4 bed-
room landhome package -
starting at $499 per month.
Call Vance 763-4266. onli/i

New 4 bedroom 32x80
deluxe model manufactured
home: Plywood floors, OSB
wrapped, deluxe appliances,.
storm windows, custom
order: $64,900 set up:
Delivered and skirted. Call
Vance 763-4266. tcl 1/13

Used Homes: Starting at
$2,000: (5)- 2 bedroom mod-
els:,eash only: Gall Vance at
763-4266. I.,I.,l/13.


Cute free kittens 8 weeks
old. Litter box trained. 227-
7851 or 227-2088. itp 1/13


Super Sweet Lab Needs
Special Home Due to -a new
job that requires a move and
travel, my female black lab
would be better off with a
family that can give her the
love and attention that she
deserves. Her name is
Cinnamon, she's seven years
old and the sweetest best
natured dog that is comfort-
able indoors or out (with
shelter). She's spayed,
caught up on her shots and
great with adults and chil-
dren. If you'd like to adopt
the sweetest dog in the
world, call 647-8229.
ltp11/13







204 Hwy 98 MB. Cute update
beach 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. tfcll/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. 4tpl 1/6

3BR/2BA 1350 sq. ft. new
central heat/air, for
$140,000 w/adjoining lot
$170,000. 229-2444
4tpl0/23

3 bedroom, 1 bath house for
sale in Wewa. Completely
remodeled. New central h/a,
new kitchen, bathroom,
paint and carpet. Beautiful!
$59.900. Call (850) 639-
9212, (727) 409-5874, 6r
(7271394-0156 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

Howards Creek -2.505-' AC.
with 1999, 2.5x48, homes of
Merit modular home. 3 bed,
2 bath, full concrete slab,
excellent cond. $90,000.
(850)827-4264. 2tpll1/6

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


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

HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed .house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5







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







Need a babysitter? Call Shay
& Liz at 229-9288. Kids love
us and we are experienced by
by brothers and sisters.
ltpll/13

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
4tpll/6

Provides service as a house-
keeper, cleaner, new con-
struction. Has opening in
schedule to run errands in
surrounding areas. Pleas call
Alfreda at 227-7804.4tpll/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 i- .rj.3 .,irr-nd rri, .-:
meetings.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-,
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special j.::jni imi:. u-:-,i
to participate in thl -pr*.-c.Jiree
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, -at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
/s/ Pauline Pendavris, City
Auditor/Clerk
Publish Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, & 13, 2003
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
LaWanda Bertschy, the holder of the


following Tax Certillcate, 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
LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO A 60
FOOT WIDE ROADWAY EASEMENT
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY
THEREOF.
ALSO:
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 750.00
FEET FOR THE POINT 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.,
E.S.T. Wednesday, the 3rd day of
December, 2003. Dated this 29th day
of October. 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ BY: Janis M. Tankersley
Deputy Clerk
publish: Nov. 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOreUPRTElENTH TDICit CIRCUIT
,F iliE ':T..TE .'- I L O-R..u ..
ipj .rJD .,F. GirLF C 'i-inT
CF.E'Ei.'.iEW -AF.TIl LFSHili P
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 of December, 2003, the following
described property:
Description: Lot 1, Block A, Creekvlew,
Estates
A parcel of land in the, Northeast
Quarter of Section 23, T'io..Thip 5
South, Range 11 West, Cull" Clinnr,
Florida, being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest corer 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 way line S1033'53"E, 28.99
feet to a point of curvature of a curve
concave to the Northeast; thence along
said right of way line, Southeasterly
along the arc of said curve, having a
radius of 190.20 feet, a central angle of
15e06'19", an arc length of 50.14 feet;
thence S80"00'58"W, 133.62 feet;
thence N89"34'38"W, 120 feet, more or
less to the water's edge of Wetappo
Creek: thence meander Northwesterly
along the water's edge of Wetappo
Creek, 103 feet, more or less to a point
that bears N89934'38"W of the Point of ,
Beginning; thence S89"34'38"E, 255
feet, more or less to the Point of
Beginning. Said lands containing 0.55
acre, more or less.
Dated this 31st day of October, 2003.
DOUGLAS C. BIRMINGHAM
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Betty Justice
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
NjO-TCE iS HEREBY CGIVN Lha irh e :
undersinlled Clerk ol rie Circuit Court
cI Gulf C,:unr Flrinda puriuarr to
ti fir.ni3judgera. I:,1 motgage fkre:hi-
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
in Gulf County; Florida, to-wit:
Lot #19, Block 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 89a38"25" East along the North
line df said Section 6 for 279.59 ft. to
the Easterly R/W line of a 60 ft. County
road; thence South 24924'30" East
along said Easterly R/W line for
2332.22 ft: to the POB: thence North
68933'31" East for 218.00 ft.; thence
South 24024'30" East for 105.64 ft.;
thence South 71931'32" West for
218.00 ft. to said Easterly R/W line;
thence North 24'24'30" West along
said Easter-i i\ W liri I:.r 94 51 i ft. to
the POB, co.:riLirng 5 i-'re more or
less: '
DATED' iis 3rd day of November,,
200 '.:: '- .1-pri-i -r<: .
Douglas CPirminghai,. Clerk
Gulf County Circuit Court
/s/ By: Barbara A. Baxter
publish: Nov. 6, 13, 20, & 27th, 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
ROADILV.V, PC\ROIDiNG
EQLiiPIMErIf REQi IREMENTS
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 Robeit 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, companyor corporation.
mintcrs-rd In proniding the followlna
O.ne I l I Ne,. MoLtr Gracer
Specurl: aoru:r mat be' *:-bLai-Mel irom
-e Gulf Co.unr, CIerk: O'ce at |I:'0
C.icl C .-,.s 'i .r Bid R.,om I 146.
Fon .ti J,.- FL .32456 Phor.ne 18l '
229 6I13 FA le'0i l 229-19'-:i
An% q ueLjorn. regardmil ihi- bil
shvujld be dil .'icri tO Road Dcpau 'mnil
Supe ,nr lti j ri Bobr,) Krt-e at 165'')
639-2238.
Deller.,' icee rnu-r e precu3ii03
Pl ta indicate cn ml, erielo.p that
thi. I: a SEALED BID it- BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bid.: ill] be ieceied until FridaN.
N:.,, mner 21 2003 at 5 00 p m E T .
at me Office of the Clerk :.I Circur.
Court 1000 Cecdl G C':,sun. Sr Bild.
Rc.m 146 Ponr St. .ie. FL 32456
Bio. aill be opened a ithi aTime Ioca
uonr, on Mord aJ Nok-embtr 24 2003 aL
I 0 00 am 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-
S :hase li t ori almtOu. rde r.r
Ouoon 2 Purchame prF":e- iim, fiarlc-
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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,
(~501 227 i401 Tub gnndu- o be trad-
ed n can be seen at Uhlj locaon
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-
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: Is 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, E .nd whai lie BID i:, Ior
Bids .iJl be recenid unul Friday.
November 21, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.,
E.S.T., at the Office-of the Clerk oI
Court, 1000 Cecil G. Costin, *r Bl.'d
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
B) .. Bill\ E Tra2lor Chairmun
Auiies Doulaj C Blrminirnham Clerk
Pubbin N.-,E'rrber 6 & 13 20j03
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO, 0304-10
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
Specifications may be obtained from
the Office of the Chief Administrator,
Room 302, Gulf County Courthouse,
Robert M. Moore Administration
Building. 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.
Blvd. Any questions regarding this bid.
should be directed to Don Butler. at the
above address, (850) 229-6111. -
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY 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 loca-
tion on Monday, November 24, 2003 at
10:00 a.m.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids..
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman ,
Attest: Douglas C. Birmingham, Clerk
Publish November 6 & 13, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
S FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES TALLIE WOOD, SR.,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION I.oI ,
File No. 2003-65-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES TALLIE WOOD, SR. deceased,
Fle Number 2003-65-PR, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 'the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000. 5th Street, Port St.
Joe, Florida 32456. The names and
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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2003


MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is November 13, 2003.
CAROLYN LEBOEUF
Attorney for Personal Representative:
909 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Florida Bar No. 0362409
Telephone: (850) 222-2000
GREG WOOD
Personal Representative
906 10th Street
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
publish: November 13 & 20, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a
Public Workshop
When: Monday, November 17, 2003
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Port St. Joe Fire Station
Subjectss: Proposed Dog Ordinance,
City Manager position,
Department Head discussion,
Code Enforcer position,
Attorney Fees for legal action between
Gulf County and Florida Coast/Stone
Container
All persons are invited to attend these
meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose may
need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is 'to be


based. The Board of City Commission
of the City of Port St. Joe, Florida will
not provide a verbatim record of this
meeting.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis, City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall,
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis. City
Auditor/Clerk
publish November 13. 2003
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Roberts Cemetery of Honeyville,
Florida, will no longer be taking any
new applications for burial plots, due
to the lack of space and regulations in
our bylaws. The remaining land will be
used for the families of the Honeyville
Community. Please make arrange-
ments for you and your family with the
city of Wewahitchka in their new ceme-
tery. just north of town at Buck Horn.
Also for the families that are already
using Roberts Cemetery, please remove
all old arrangements from your plots
and place them in the drum at the bot-
tom of the cemetery. We have a nice
cemetery and we need your help to
keep it that way. We are having all of
the coping painted at this time, weath-
er permitting. If we have not gotten to
your plot, we will in good time. If you
do not have coping around your plot.
we encourage you to purchase it now.
It is a part of the agreement that you
entered into with the cemetery commit-
tee.
Thank you,
The Roberts Cemetery Committee
David Roberts Chairman
publish: Nov. 13, 20, 27, & Dec. 4,
2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES ANN MACKINNON
Deceased.
File No.: 03-60-PR
Division: Probate
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
Frances Ann MacKinnon, deceased.
File Number 03-60-PR. is pending in
the Circuit Court for Gulf County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 1000 Costin Boulevard Port
St. Joe, Florida 32456. The estate is
testate and the date of the decedent's
Will and any Codicils are: Last Will and
Testament dated July 9, 2003. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.


All interested persons are required to
file with the above styled court any
objection by an interested person on
whom a copy of the notice is served
that challenges the validity of the will
(or any codicil), the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of the court within 3
months after the date of service of a
copy of the notice of administration on
the objecting person.
Any Interested person on whom a copy
of the notice of administration is served
must object to the validity of the will (or
any codicil), qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, or juris-
diction of the court, by filing a petition
or other pleading requesting relief in
accordance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING
PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS
ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property
is required to file a petition for deter-
mination of exempt property WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW ORTHE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED'WAIVED.
Date of first publication: November 3,
2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Terrell C. Madigan
Attorney for Sarah Upp Little. as
Personal Representative of the Estate
of Frances Ann MacKinnon
Florida Bar No. 380318
McFarlain & Casedy, P.A.
305 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 222-2107
Fax: (850) 222-8475
Personal Representative:
Sarah Upp Little
8590 West Highway 98
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
publish: November 13 and 20, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-12
The Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, com-
pany or corporation interested in pro-
viding the following goods/service:
Group Life Insurance
Specifications may be obtained from
the Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe, FL
32456-(850) 229-6113.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME, that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER. 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 and the bids will be opened at


PUBLC NOICE


this location on Monday, November 24,
2003 at 10:00 a.m.. E.T. The public is
invited to attend.
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 13 and 20, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-13
The Board of County Commissioners
will receive bids from any person, com-
pany or corporation interested in pro-
viding the following goods/service:
Group Dental Insurance
Specifications may be obtained from
the Clerk's Office, Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456- (850) 229-6113.
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR
COMPANY NAME ,that this is a
SEALED BID and include the BID
NUMBER. Bids will be received until
Friday. November 21, 2003 at 5:00
p.m., E.T., at the Office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin. Sr. Blvd., Room 148, Port St.
Joe, FL 32456, and the bids will be
opened at this location on Monday,
November 24, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
The public is invited to attend.
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 Njvember 13 & 20, 2003
THE BANK
FOR SALE
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REFRIGERATED VAN
SOLD AS IS-NO WARRANTY
BIDS WILL BE TAKEN NOV. 12-26,
2003
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION'OR TO
PLACE BID, CONTACT JUDE THARP
AT 227-1416.
Publish November 13, 2003
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
OF PROBATE
Probate proceedings have been com-
menced for the estate of Lucia Nell
Payne Mitchell in the Gulf County
Circuit Court under Case Number: 03-
70-PR. The personal representative is
Barbara Mitchell Kerrigan 6565 Brays
Lane. Milton, Florida 32570. The attor-
ney for the estate is William L. Nelson
III, 212 Eglin Parkway. S.E., Suite C.
Post Office Box 1886, Fort Walton


Beach. Florida 32549-1886 (850)243-
6352. The date of the first publication
is Thursday, November 13, 2003. All
claims against the estate or objections
or qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative venue of jurisdiction of the
Court must be filed within three
months from the date of the first pub-
lication or 30 days after service of the
notice, whichever is later.
publish: November 13 and 20, 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION

SEPTEMBER 9, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
JET SKI / BEACHES FIRE
DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
allow the Beaches Fire
Department to purchase a jet-ski,
in the amount of $6,105.00, on
State Contract. Commissioner
McLemore seconded the'motion,
and it passed unanimously.
FIRE HELMETS / BEACHES
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Upon recommendation by
Planner Richardson,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
allow the Beaches Fire
Department to purchase fire hel-
mets from a sole-source vendor
(North American Fire Equipment
Company). Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
GULF COUNTY E.M.S.
Chairman Barnes discussed a
letter from the Florida
Department of Health regarding
the site survey performed at Gulf
County Emergency Medical
Services. Chairman Barnes and
Commissioner Traylor thanked
Gulf County E.M.S. Director
McGuffln and his staff for having
an excellent rating and for the job
they do.
EDUCATIONAL GRANT / GULF
COUNTY E.M.S.
Upon recommendation by Gulf
County E.M.S. Director
McGuffin, Commissioner Peters


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to sign the necessary documents
for an educational grant, in the
amount of $4,000.00, for Gulf
County E.M.S. Commissioner Fox
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
BOND / COURTHOUSE ROOF
After discussion by
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motioned to use funds from the
new Bond issue to complete the
Gulf County Courthouse roof
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HOUSE ROOF PROJECT
Upon discussion by. Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to award bid #0203-25 to the'
low-bidder (Garrison Design &
Construction, Inc.), in the
amount of $285,911.00, for the
Gulf County Courthouse Roof
Project. Commissioner McLemore
seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously.
BOND LIMIT
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland and mem-
bers of the Board, Commissioner
Peters motioned to set the bond
limit at $1.8 million.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
OLD GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE
Commissioner Peters discussed
the Office Depot invoice that was
removed from the Consent
Agenda. Upon inquiry by
Commissioner Peters,
Commissioner Traylor stated that
he ordered the furniture for the,
Chamber of Commerce Office
that is located in the Old Gulf
County Courthouse.
Upon further inquiry by
Commissioner -Peters,
Commissioner Traylor discussed
renung out other offices within
lte courthouse (as of January,
2004, the Department of
Children & Families will 'no


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longer be trinants). He dlicucsed
renting an office to Attorney
David Gaskin. Commissioner
Peters discussed renting offices
to private enterprises, and stated
that the Board should approve
tenants before they move into the
courthouse.
Commissioner Peters motioned to
deny payment of the Office Depot
invoice (#213068291-001), in the
amount of $1,179.68.
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners McLemore and
Traylor voting no.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to allow Attorney David Gaskin to
rent space in the Old Gulf County
Courthouse,, and Commissioner
McLemore seconded the motion.
The motion passed 3 to 2, with
Commissioners Fox and Peters
voting no. Commissioner Fox
inquired about the rate for rent-
ing office space, and Chief
Administrator Butler reported he
is not sure what the rate is per
square foot.
COUNTY GARBAGE COLLEC-
TION
Commissioner Traylor discussed
his concerns regarding the
increased cost of trash pickup,
stating that cans are being left on
the right-of-ways and "out-of-
towners" are not on the garbage
system (placing their trash in
their neighbor's bin, in a busi-
ness' bin, or leaving it in the
woods). He also discussed Gulf
County being on a mandatory
garbage system. Commissioner
Traylor recommended that he,
Commissioner Peters, and
Chairman Barnes be appointed
to a committee regarding this
issue. Chairman Barnes dis-
cussed, holding a workshop to
discuss the issue of the trash
pick-up and rates. Commissioner
Traylor discu-4ed inlning Waste
Management to the workshop.
After further, discussion,
Chairman Barnes stated that he
would call a workshop regarding
this matter, and Commissioner
McLemore discussed his opposi-
tion to mandatory systems.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS


Lipon mouton by Cumrrussioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved the following
Special Projects Payments:
Dist. I Wewahitchka Gator Club
$200.00
Wewahitchka Varsity Football
Team $100.00
Dist. II Wewahitchka Varsity
Football Team $100.00
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OLD GULF COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE / TENANTS
Upon request by Commissioner
Peters, Deputy Clerk Roberts
read the previous motion regard-
ing the Board agreeing to allow
Attorney David Gaskin to rent
space in th6 Old Gulf County
Courthouse. Commissioner
Traylor motioned that all'tenants
wanting to rent space in the Old
Gulf County Courthouse are to be
approved by the Board. Upon
inquiry by Commissioner Peters
about the previous vote regarding
Attorney Gaskin, County
Attorney McFarland stated that
abstaining from a motion is at the
discretion of the Commissioner.
Commissioner Traylor reported
that Attorney David Gaskin Is no
longer his father-in-law.
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, aid it passed unani-
mously.
GULF COUNTY HEALTH
DEPARTMENT
Gulf County Health Department
Administrator Doug Kent
appeared before the Board to
thank Maintenance
Superintendent Mork and
Maintenance Department
employee Bill Haun for their help
with preparing the Old Health
Department building to be uti-
lized as the Dental Clinic, and
presented each of them with a'
plaque. He reported that the Gulf
County Health Department will
hold a public health fair
Wednesday, September 10th.
WEST NILE VIRUS / GULF
COUNTY
Mr. Kent discussed the West Nile
Virus, and the importance of get-
ting information outtto the public
regarding this issue.
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