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Pg. 3A


School Board
Impasse Hearing Set .. Pg. 3A

Health Department
Surpasses Expectations Pg. 7A

Wild Ride Ends
In Conviction ....... Pg. 6A

Bense Takes
Tour of Gulf..... g. P. OA
Law Enforcement News Pg. 13A
Sports.. ....... Pgs. 10-11A
Society............ Pg. 2-3B


Obituaries . . .
Church News........
Classified, Legals. Pgs.


. Pg.9B
. Pg. 9B
10-72B


Early Deadline


for Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving holi-
day, The Star will move up its dead-
line one day. Therefore, school
news and real estate ads will be due
by Friday at 12:00. Regular news,
classified and display ads will be
due by Monday at 12:00. The paper
will be printed on Tuesday.


4th Christmas


On the Coast


Extends to


Three Weeks
By Carly Johnson
It is time once again to climb
into the attic or storage for the
boxes and boxes of decorations and
start feeling that Christmas spirit,
and Port St. Joe is no exception.
The 4th annual "Christmas on
the Coast," sponsored by The
Constitution City Business
Association, will kick-off the holi-
day season a little early this year
and last a little longer. The previ-
ously two to three day event w\lU
now last for three consecutive
weekends.
Sandy Bish, event chairman,
thinks the lengthening of this event
is an excellent way to promote all of
the growth and development in the
Port St. Joe area.
"Our primary goal for extending
this event from one to three week-
ends was to allow everyone in the
area to see what this community
has to offer." Bish said. "We want to
keep Gulf County dollars in Gulf
County, and the holiday season is a
great way to do just that. Port St.
Joe and all of Gulf county is grow-
ing so much, and will continue to
grow in the future, and we want an
opportunity to showcase all of'our
spectacular attributes."
This year's festivities will begin
with a host of activities on Friday,
Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. when downtown
Port St. Joe will turn in to a myriad
of booths for the Local Artists and
Craft Fair.
Two new activities will round
out the day with the first Little Mr.
and Miss "Christmas on the Coast"
pageant, at 4 p.m. followed by the
closing of Reid Avenue to cars and
a street dance at 6 p.m. featuring
the music of Crooked Shooz.
Friday, Dec. 5, will light up the
coast with colors and music at the
(See Christmas on Page 13A)


STAR


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State Purchases Box R Ranch;




Approves Sale of Timber Island


by Tim Croft
Green for green.
That was the basic arithmetic
last week as the governor and
Cabinet, in separate transactions,
purchased the. Box R Ranch from
The St. Joe Co., and approved the
company's bid for the purchase of
Timber Island.
The equation includes a third
integer during the Cabinet's next
meeting, on Nov. 25, it is to take up
the purchase of the Crooked River
tract, with 10 miles of water
frontage, from The St. Joe Co.
By a 4-0 vote last Wednesday,
Gov. Jeb Bush and the Cabinet
approved picking up an option
from The Nature Conservancy on
the 7,598 acre Box R Ranch, locat-
ed just west of Apalachicola.
The property will cost the state
$15,029,873, or less than $2,000
an acre for a swath of green that
environmentalists have long covet-
ed.
The property includes some
1,600 feet on the Apalachicola
River and miles of-frontage along
Huckleberry, Little Huckleberry
and Pine Log creeks.
The eco-system of the ranch,
which also includes some 4,300
feet along the Intracoastal
Waterway, includes rare species
such as the Florida black bear,
bald eagle and the largest known
populations of two rare plants, the
tropical waxweed and the telephus
spurge.
"It was a no-brainer," said
George Willson, vice president for
conservation lands for The St. Joe
Co. "It was a good deal for the
state. They picked it up at a good
price."
He added:that a hbost of envi-
ronmental groups. including 1000
Friends of Florida and Florida
Audubon rallied behind the pur-
chase.
Once the purchase is com-
plete, the land will be managed by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, which
paid half the purchase price out of
its additions and in-holdings fund,
as a wildlife management area.
'They (the FWCC) really want-
ed it," Willson said. "There was a
real strong interest in keeping the
place intact."
Willson added that the creation
of a wildlife management area will
open the land to the public for
hunting, fishing, hiking and other
outdoor recreational pursuits.
In the larger picture, the Box R
property is an important piece in
an initiative to create a so-called
Northwest Florida Greenway, a cor-
ridor of green spaces from Franklin
to Walton counties.
'The ranch was highly desir-
able private property and it's an
important and welcome addition to
the state's protected places," said
Wendy Caster of The Nature
Conservancy.
The Box R is situated in close
proximity to two other potential
state acquisitions, the Lake Wimico
tract (25,000 acres) and the St.
Vincent Sound (43,000) area.


Tim Wilder Announces Plans

To Seek Superintendent Seat


Tim Wilder has announced his
intent to seek the office of
Superintendent of Schools for Gulf
County. Presently serving as prin-


cipal at Port St. Joe High School,
he has served as principal at Port
St. Joe Elementary School and
assistant principal at Port St. Joe
High School.
A native of Gulf County, Wilder
graduated from Port St. Joe High
School in 1987, continued his edu-
cation at Wallace Community
College in Dothan, Alabama, and is
a graduate of Georgia Southern
University in Statesboro, Georgia.
In 1996, Wilder received his mas-
ter's degree in Educational
Leadership from Florida State
University.
After beginning his career in
education as a teacher at Port St.
Joe High School in 1992, Wilder
later served as head baseball coach
and Speech/Debate teacher at
Wakulla High School for five years.
In 1998, he returned to Gulf
County as assistant principal at
Port St. Joe High School.
"My administrative experience
at both the elementary school and
(See Wilder on Page 13A)


Nearby are several properties
already in public hands, including
St. Vincent National Wildlife
Refuge, the St. Joseph Bay State
Buffer Preserve and the Apalachicola River
Apalachicola River Wildlife and Wildlife and EnvironmentalArea
Environmental Area.
The greenway plan, pushed by .
Eglin AFB, The, Nature Remeditrion Area
Conservancy and the Florida I
Department of Environmental"
Protection, aims to preserve sensi-
tive lands and protect Eglin's mis- St. Joe Timberland
sion from encroachment by devel- St. Vincent To Lake Wimico Ecosystem
opment.
"Box R is a piece of choice real /
estate as far as keeping that area ,
(of Gulf and Franklin counties) as a O -.
green swath around the communi-
ties as they exist," said David
McLain of the Apalachicola Bay BOX R RANCH
and Riverkeeper (ABARK). "It is an BOX RANCHK
opportunity for us to surround RR
ourselves with this green (space). SharedRoI R as ~d 6. Easement
"It was wise move on (St. Joe's) i -
a I e aExhibit "B" .
part. It is an indicator of their f
sense that in the communities they
are building along the coast of Gulf *,
and Franklin counties, they are --
going to appreciate, not depreciate, Th Flowage E~sement
their lands by helping us preserve" 98
the waters and natural spaces that RR
make this area unique. Easement
The same, it could be argued, Exhibit "B"
is near the bottom line of the
Timber Island purchase.3..
The governor and Cabinet Power LInea em
agreed to sell the nearly 49-acreEae E n.seme
property to St. Joe for $6.8 million,
which was $100,000 more than the : ""
minimum the panel had set for a .i'. ..~
(See- Box R on Pcge 13A) .,S.. ;


Linda Wood New School Board Chairman


by Tim Croft.
If, w*hielhe began her teach-
ing career, someone had suggested
to Linda Wood that she would, thir-
ty-something years later, not only
serve on the Gulf County School
Board, but become chairman, she
would have kindly suggested a
respite on a psychiatrist's couch.
Nonetheless, that was precise-
ly where Wood was sitting Tuesday
morning after being tapped unani-
mously by her colleagues to
become the next chairman of the
Gulf'County School Board.
Wood, beginning the fourth
year of her first term on the School
Board, succeeded Billy Quinn Jr.,
who during the past year became
the first African-American to serve
as School Board chairman in this
county.
Wood served the past year as
vice-chairman, a position 'that
Oscar Redd, the longest-serving
elected official in the county, was
elected to unanimously by his fel-
low board members.
'The responsibility will be a lit-
tle heavier," Wood said of her com-
ing tenure as chairman. In fact,
her first business meeting as chair-
manwill be Monday's' impasse
hearing between negotiators for the
district and the teachers and non-
instructional personnel.
(see related story in this
paper).
S But, Wood noted, she is part of
a professional collegial panel,
which in the past year has devel-
oped a strong working relationship
and can agree to disagree at the
appropriate times.
"We are really a team," Wood
said. "And with this staff, I get
quick answers, good answers."
Tuesday's organizational meet-
ing, typically a ceremonial occasion
devoid of much business, included
two items that provoked discus-
sion.
Board member Sharon Gaskin
urged the board to consider moving
all monthly meetings to evening,
instead of the traditional approach
of alternating between morning
and evening meeting times.
The calendar for the next year,
which largely reflects previous
years, has eight meetings starting
at 9 a.m. and six beginning at 6
p.m.
Gaskin requested all morning
meetings be moved to late in the
day.
"I prefer them in the evening
on a consistent basis so we can get
more community input," Gaskin
said, noting that feedback from
voters in her district reflects a pref-


erence for evening meetings.
"That's what we're lacking. We
need to give the opportunity to the
community.
"I think it's critical. We need
community input. We don't have
it."
Redd and Charlotte Pierce,
however, said the board had tried
such scheduling before with less
than the desired results.
"We have tried it and we didn't
draw any more people," Pierce
noted. "We have a history, it does
not work."
She added that the evening
meetings could be problematic for
students, who frequently appear or
are recognized by the board.
Gaskin was not persuaded.
"I think you are inhibiting pub-
lic input," she said. "I want them
more involved on a regular basis."
By a 4-1 vote, with Gaskin dis-
senting, the board approved the
calendar as drafted with meeting
times alternating between morning
and evening.
Lastly, the board took up the
'issue of approving an insurance
policy for its employees.
A district committee com-
prised of teachers and support per-
sonnel from each public school, a


district administrator and two
school administrators which was'
created to look at issues regarding


LINDA WOOD


insurance recommended maintain-
ing the coverage Blue Cross/Blue
Shield plais.
Alternatives had been offered
by BCBS and a consultant brought
in by the district, but the commit-
tee deemed those lesser plans, with
lower premiums' more than offset
by higher deductibles and co-pays,


ultimately translating in(o .more
out-of-pocket expense for employ-
ees..
Superintendent Jerry Kelley
said he did agree with the recom-
mendation, but followed the lead of
the committee in bringing the pro-
posal to the board.
I "It's not what the Gulf County
School- Board feels is the best
plan," Pierce said, "but this is the
employees' recommendation."
BCBS notified the district that
if the current plans are approved
for next year, the board must pay
at least 75 percent of employee pre-
miums, or. $247 and change.
Currently the board pays $225
per month toward the premiums of
every employee in the plan.
The district is hamstrung in
that no other group provider is
available and now is faced with a
short window for approving a plan,
and getting teachers enrolled
before the Dec. 31 expiration of the
current plan.
Health insurance, specifically
the level of board contribution to
employee premiums, is at the core
of the impasse between Gulf
Education Association, the bar-
gaining unit for teachers and non-
instructional personnel, and the
district.


Black Bear Visits PSJ


By Carly Johnson
Anyone in the Port St. Joe city
limits probably heard the scuffle
last week surrounding the pres-
ence of an uninvited guest.
No politicians were in town and
the football team had yet to play on
Friday, but the vision of a one-arid-
a-half-year-old black bear seeking
refuge' between Highway 98 and
Monument Avenue surely caused a
stir.
The 110-pound black bear was
spied in a tree late Friday morning
by Terry McDaniels and the caval-
ry ensued. The Port St. Joe Police
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWCC)
arrived on the scene and immedi-
ately took control.
Phil Manor and Norberto
Fernandez, wildlife biologists for
the FWCC, assessed the situation
and created a plan to tranquilize
the animal and remove him from
the area.
According to the FWCC, if the
bear was found in a less-populated
area, no effort would have been
made to relocate him. Authorities
would just watch the bear until he
wandered off on his own.


However, since the bear was
found, literally, hanging around in
a populated and congested area,

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the decision was made to capture
and release him in a wooded area
(See Bear on Page 13A)


This wayward bear is tagged after being tranquilized.
This wayward bear is tagged after being tranquilized.


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Gettin' Help!


Clifford Sims Parkway -



It Has A Good Sound To It

If my inside information is correct, it's very likely that during
the next Port St. Joe city commission meeting the board will con-
sidered a question to rename Highway 98 where it passes through
the city Clifford Sins Parkway.
Now, for those of you that might not know, Clifford Chester
Sims, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, is from Port St.
Joe /Gulf County. He received this honor, posthumously, after his
heroic action in Vietnam, sacrificing his own life for his fellow com-
rades in arms.
A few weeks ago Rodney Herring sent a letter to The Star sug-
gesting that the Port St. Joe city commission might look at nam-
ing the above mentioned stretch of roadway within the city after
Sims. I believe that Rodney has a great idea. It's one of those often
occurring ideas that seem so obvious, one has to wonder to one-
self, "Why didn't I think of that?"
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Port St. Joe
commissioners will waste little time voting to put the wheels in
motion to go ahead and do what needs to be done to make this
renaming happen.
Rodney made a couple of statements in his letter that I thought
were so true. First, he said, "It's my belief that. Port St. Joe should
do more to honor Sims. Actually, I feel we could never do enough."
He also wrote, "Like the life of Clifford Sims, the road isn't very
long, but every citizen of Gulf County could take tremendous pride
in this simple reminder that a great hero, a Congressional Medal
of Honor winner, was once our neighbor."
It was just a few weeks ago that Gulf County Veterans Officer,
Bo Williams, approached the city board wanting to partner with
the city to have new signage erected at the gateways to the city not-
ing that this is the home town of Clifford Sims, Congressional
Medal of Honor recipient.
Williams had put together a plan in which the city, American
Legion Post 116, and VFW Post 10069 would split the cost of hav-
ing the new signs constructed. These new signs will go up ina few
days and, hopefully, it won't be long afterwards that we'll see new
signage on the roadway through the city of Port St. Joe also hon-
oring Sims.
Backup a few months and the new Florida Veterans nursing
home in Panama City was named after Clifford Chester Sims. Bo
also had a little to do with this naming idea, as did Gulf County
commissioners.
Once again, I have to say, "Why didn't I thinkof that?"
Thanks for theideas, Rodney aind Bo We can never do enough
to honor this "Great American!"


It Was Worth It
Some decisions you make in life are worth whatever the price
you have pay for them, even if a lot of folks have a difficult time
understanding.
Such is the case with Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who
dug his heels in and refused to remove his granite Ten Command-
ments monument from the state courthouse in Alabama. Last
week he was thrown off the bench by a judicial ethics panel for
having "placed himself above the law."
Moore was reported as saying, "It's about whether or not you
can acknowledge God as a source of our law and our liberty. That's,
all I've done."
It seems to me we could use a few more judges like. Moore
rather than kicking them off the court. Maybe, some of these
messes we have in our country's court system could be straight-'
ened out if we understood those principles contained within the.
Ten Commandments a little better.


I don't, as a rule, ask for direc-
tions. Part of the fun of "getting
there" is figuring it out as you gol
Besides, this time I knew ABOUT
where I was going. I've been to Mt.
Zion a thousand times. I just usu-
ally "come in" from the other direc-
tion. And sometimes all those dirt
and gravel roads kinda run togeth-
er....
I didn't need much help. But
this was pretty important. All of
Mother's family was gathering up
for a Fall Festival and family
reunion. I "purposed in my heart"
to be there. 'Course, I had a foot-
ball game on Friday night 457
miles from Mt. Zion. And the
music and eating would com-
mence about 1'1:00 am on Satur-
day morning. I had to get to the
food before Leon and Uncle Wom-
ack or the trip would be in vain!
Mt. Zion isn't close to any.
place you've ever heard of. It's just
over the Alabama line in the lower


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part of Middle Tennessee. I figured
if I could get to Minor Hill I'd be
close enough to "sense" my way in.
My cousin Lisa had flown in
from Portland. Oregon. to ride up
to this reunion with me. She's
Uncle F. D.'s youngest daughter
and one of nuy all time favorite peo-
ple. I didn't need to look like a
complete idiot in front of her! I
went to looking for some "just right
directions" from some very reliable
source.....
Minor Hill ain't no more than a
hoot and a holler from Salem,
Alabama. And Martha Sanborn by
herself once made up one-tenth of
the total population of Salem. If
she could just get me to her home
place, I'm near 'bout to Zion.
I called her up, "Miss Martha,
I can go right up Interstate 65 to
Athens, but when I turn off there,
which road do I take to Salem?"
Now folks, this really isn't too
hard of a question. She grew up
there! Her family lived there forev-
er. She's made the trip from Salem
down to Athens a zillion times. All
she has to do is tell me to peel off
on Highway 72, go so far west,
then give me the number of the
road that goes up to Salem.


The "Christmas for Kids and Adults" program
j "-..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-
ti munity-wide program. This is the fourth year of the
W Christmas program and is projected to serve more
S' children and adults than any year in the past.
.W 7 Last year's program was an overwhelming success
l ..t... thanks to the outstanding generos-
S ity of contributors from through-
-.". oiF _,the, community ,.ad, beyond.
Over, 78(6 kids and .adults were .
s. '"' .: -,.. :served and $15,000 in donations, ,
i;; ~ toys, and in-kind contributions
...,i; .;,W-' were gathered last Christmas sea-
son. This years goal has been set at
r.1.,. -j $20,000 'with. plans to serve
i,:Cl. approximately 1,000 people.
I N Donations may be mailed 'to
Sthe Gulf County Senior Citizens,
120 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Fl
f 32456. Donations may also be
; 'dropped off at The Star at 209 Reid
S'/ Avenue in downtown Port'St. Joe.
F 1 I All donations are tax
deductible and should be received
prior to December 18th'in order to
complete the program. New toys.
Swill also be accepted at the drop off
I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this,.
each yenr live;: .:
I always like the gift Iget; But how Ilove the
giftslgirc!" : *:: r' ,--Carolyn Wells.


Miss Martha started right in
about the cheerleaders and the
football team and the goodness of
the community and how well the
school is doing and what great
kids w\e have here......
Dang! The reunion wi-l be over
before I get the road number 1
needed! I called a time out and got
her centered back on my question,
"Well, Kes, I don't know the num-
bers....but if you turn off the inter-
state going towards Rogersville,
you'll pass a bunch of stores and
go through two or maybe three
lights....there will be a closed ser-
vice station on your left and you
turn right. That will take you up to
the town square. You take a left at
U. G. White's Hardware Store.
"You know, my daddy used to
love to visit with Mr. White. We did
a lot of trading there when I was
growing up. Why, I remember one
time when dad didn't have-
"Miss Marthal"
"I don't know the number of
the road but you just stay on it. It
will turn and swerve but it will
eventually get you to Salem. We
always called it the Buck Holler
Road. But that was several years
ago. You'll see a little shopping


center on the left as you get into
Salem
I waS.n t about to question the
lady \\h,,h wvas trLying sc hard to
help me. But. come on now. a
shopping center" in Salem. Alaba-
ma!
'Turn nght," Miss Martha did-
n't give me time to finish laughing,
"and that's the road to Minor Hill.
You'll see the little Dairy Bar on
the right. I used to get ice cream at
that Dairy Bar.....it's been there for
years. I remember one time we all
piled into....."
I figured I had a fair chance of
finding it.
I called my Aunt Beatrice just
to refresh my memory on how to
get from Minor Hill over to Mt.
Zion.
"Oh, Kes, that's easy. Just
turn at the Post Office and come
down to the Puncheon Church.
Take the gravel road past the
church. You'll come by Mr. Crab's
house, it's the only house there,
come down to the bottom of the hill
and if you take the left fork and
cross the creek, that's our place; if
you stay to the right that will take
See Kesley on Page. 3


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


I Appreciate, Especially, Their Making MyListening Worthwhile


I SAT ON MY FRONT porch
and listened to the Junior Service
League's musical concert Sunday
afternoon. Actually, I have sat on
my front porch and listened to
every concert they have spon-
sored.
I can't help it.
Every concert has used an
amplifier and I could hear from the
recliner in the comfort of the fam-
ily room if I wanted to. But the
sound seemed to be a little better
from the front porch.
People came in droves to hear
the live jazz band perform. They
parked all the way down to my dri-
veway on both sides of the street
and on both sides of Constitution
Park.
I even saw a motor home
parked on the side of Gautier Lane
pulling a small car, so I surmised
he was a passer-by on Highway 98
who stopped by to see what was
going on.
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good service for the community
with this annual concert, and
spends a significant sum of time,
effort and money doing it.
They should be commended,
highly, for their project.

THE MUSIC WAS good, too.
It usually is.
The Service League doesn't get
just 'any old band to play in the
outdoor event. They go for-the
"good guys"! They contract with a
real, professional band to play.
They didn't.always do this.
A couple of times they have
called on church choirs and
school bands to provide the enter-


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tainment, but they have had fine
bands the last few years, who pro-
vided some good listening music
and I appreciate it.
If I have to listen to their offer-
ings, whether I want to -or not, I
Appreciate, especially, their mak-.
ing my listening worthwhile and
enjoyable.
We needed something like this
:for .our .community. Many years
ago we started a community band,
made up of former high school
band members who had all started
Sto get old, and their "lip" was gone.
You see, youi must constantly
practice blowing ariy horn, in
order: to keep your 'stiff lip and


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..your notes round and full. You:
play a iorn as much with your
stiff lip as you do wi th'the valves,'
slides, or ports.
But, we started a band, weak'
lips and all. It'sort of petered out
before we could play in public.
There was Jesse Stone, who
hadn't played his baritone in over
30 years; James B. [Benny]
Roberts, who 'hadn't touched his
trumpet in 25 years; me, who had-
n't picked up my trombone in 25
,years, and several others, ,plus a
few high school band members.
We 'met weekly for practice,
with aspirations of getting good
enough to play in occasional con-
certs in the.park.
But something happened. I
don't remember what it was,
either.

LAST WEEK, RON Isbell, the
ad 'salesman for this marvelous
newspaper, came up to me and
reported that he had gone to his


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


relatives in Kentucky the week end
prior, and before he went he har-
vested his crop of satsumas and
took some of them to his relatives,
in order to give them a treat.
Ron has planted a satsuma
tree-and other citrus trees-on
his property at The Beaches. The
satsuma tree is now four feet tall
and had a crop of five satsumas on
it this year.
Ron took the majority of his
crop-four satsumas-to Ken-
tucky, with him on his visit.
I hope those relatives weren't
too "satsuma hungry", or, that
there weren't too many relatives to
eat those four satsumas.
I presume everyone at least
got a "section" of satsuma orange.
If he had told me what he was
going to do, I could have let him
have a hundred or so fruits from
my tree, which outdid itself, bear-
ing, this year.
Of course, my tree is about 20
years old and 10 or 12 feet tall.


It has so many fruit on it that
they have pulled the limbs down-
ward until it's only eight feet tall,
fully loaded.

THE LATEST ON MY dogs.
As you know, Sinudgie is get-
ting old. She is getting crochety in
her old age, especially in respect to
Little Bit,, the new-comer.
Let's face it; she is jealous of
Little Bit's food and her location
for lying down, especially if it is in
Frenchie's chair, when she is sit-
ting in it. They have an unwritten
rule that Smudgie gets the spot
where the arm joins the back and
Little Bit gets to lie on the footrest
between Frenchie's legs and she
had better not get anyplace else,
or Smudgie will attack her.
The other night Smudgie got
in her regular place in Frenchie's
bed and a little later, here came
Little Bit. Smudgie attacked!
Little Bit then came and got in
bed with me, to spend the night.


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Nov. 23 7:12 a.m. L -0.4 9:26 p.m. H 1.9
Nov. 24 8:08 a.m. L -0.6 10:13 p.m. H 2.1
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Sewer Rehab Could Cost $9 Million


Port St. Joe city commission-
ers received an updated estimate
for rehabilitating the city's sewer
system, and it is not going to be
cheap.
Philip Jones, Preble Rish
Engineers, reported to the board
that the project could cost nearly
$9 million-$2.3 million for the
North Port St. Joe area and $6.4
million for the south side of town.
The two areas were separated
because it is felt that the north
side of town could qualify for
CDBG grant funds to finance the
project, while the southern portion
would not qualify.
Jones suggested that a work-
shop be set up with funding con-
sultants to explore funding
options for the southern portion of
the city.
City commissioners have been
looking at the inevitable replace-
ment of the sewer system for sev-
eral years as more and more prob-
lems have surfaced with existing
sewer drains and lift stations. The
problem, of course, is the price
tag.
The board hopes that some
grant money might be available for
the project, but they also under-
stand that low interest loans may
be the best option for much of the
work.
SOCCER FIELD UPDATE
Bill Kennedy gave the board
an update on the current status of
the Lamar Faison Soccer Fields.
Kennedy said weather and ground
preparation issues had delayed
the project past the grass planting


Kesley-

you over to Zion."
"Auht Bea," I know all of those
hollows look alike, "is there any off
roads or places I could get turned
around or get lost out there."
"No, Mt. Zion is the only thing
on that road."
"About how many miles is it
from Minor Hill up to your house?"
She studied on it for a minute
and said, "Oh, I reckon it is two
and a half miles."
Armed with the necessary
information, me and Lisa jumped
up about three hours before sun-
rise and lit a shuck for the family
reunion. We cruised up to Athens.
We hung a left toward Rogersville.
We got, through three rights and
couldiit find a closed gas station
Lisa asked, "Dit1'Miss Mlartha say
which decade this service station
went out of business in?"
We took a left at U. G. White's
and drove past Fox Hollow Drive,
Cabbage Ridge, the Cartwright
Church of Christ, the Abner
Alloway Strange historical marker,
crossed the Elk River and we
haven't seen a road, sign yet! I
reckon those folks just know
where they are! The "shopping
center" was two empty buildings
sitting very close to each other.
But when I saw Christo's Dairy
Bar I knew Miss Martha had come
through for me again!
We were so far off the beaten
track there was no "Welcome To
Tennessee" marker to greet us. I
didn't even know we had left
Alabama til we skidded into down-


season. He invited the board to
meet with county officials and
himself to talk about the in-kind


site work the county has agreed to
help with. Grass will be planted
next spring and the first games


School Board Impasse


Hearing Slated For Mon.


by Tim Croft
One last go-round.
The union representing district
school teachers and non-instruc-
tional employees and negotiators
for the district present their cases
to the final arbiter of their dispute,
the Gulf County School Board, on
Monday, Nov. 24.
The hearing, which is open to
the public, will begin at 6 p.m. ET
in the board room at the district
offices on Middle School Road.
After hearing both sides pres-
ent their cases, the School Board
will render a binding decision.
Negotiators for the union and
district have plowed common
ground, agreeing to a 2 percent pay
raise for teachers and a 35-cent per
hour raise for non-instructional
personnel.
Both raises are above the step,
or incremental, increases, which
average about 1.12 percent across
the teachers' salary scale, which
are guaranteed to employees with
3-23 years experience under the
labor contracts between the Gulf
Education Association and the Gulf
District Schools.
However, the sides are stale-


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town Minor Hill! We turned left at
the Post Office and meandered
around for at least SIX miles over
to the Puncheon Church. I quickly
explained to Lisa that Aunt Bea
must'a been talking "country"
miles.
Folks, there was not a sign of
a sign after we turned off the
paved road! We dodged a fallen
tree, jumped a gully, stopped to let
Mr. Crab's cows cross to the south
pasture, splashed through
Shannon Creek and careened into
the little valley that enclosed the
old school house, the cemetery
and the Mt. Zion Methodist
Church. The music had already
- started and I saw Leon moving'for
the food hne: "Lisa. you take the
wheel and try to drive us between
the tent with all the quilts and the
booth with the jellies."
If I hit the ground running I
can make the goat stew line ahead
of him....
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mated over the issue of insurance.
The union is requesting the
board pick up 90 percent of the
cost of monthly insurance premi-
ums on the Blue Cross/Blue Shield
plan that all district employees can
opt in on, with the district's final
offer coming in at just a few dollars
over 75 percent, which is, percent-
age-wise, essentially what the dis-
trict pays now.
However, premiums on the
current Blue Cross/Blue Shield
plan for employees are spiking by
some nearly 20 percent, which ren-
ders the raises already negotiated,
according to the union, essentially
a step back.
For instance, a significant
number of non-instructional per-
sonnel, and many of those, the
union has noted, earn salaries
below the federal poverty level for a
family of four, would bring home
less money if the district's current
pay and benefits proposal is
approved.
The forward momentum for
many teachers across the salary
scale, from first-year instructors to
those earning the district average
of about $35,000 and above, would
be all but negligible, the union has
argued.
In terms of sheer dollars, the
value of the district's proposal is
$191,783; the union's is $255,017.
The union contends the district
can afford the union proposal
using class-size reduction money -
the district received $344,000 -
which lawmakers intended to be
used for salaries and benefits after
districts achieve any required
class-size reduction goals.
Gulf District Schools expended
roughly $89,000 on two additional
elementary school teachers.
District negotiators have
argued that given the 4.12 percent
in raises received by teachers and
support personnel this year the
agreed upon two percent, the
rollup and 1 percent that was
negotiated last year but became
effective July 1 all class-size
money will be expended under its
latest proposal. with no money left
"'to meet the union's request' for
insurance coverage.


will be played on the new field by
September of ne.t year.
Kennedy also hopes that some
additional grant funds can be
obtained to build additional fields
and add to the park.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to accept the lowest
and best bid to place a bronze
plaque at the STAC house in
honor of Erma Louise Parker.
Verbiage on the plaque will read
"Dedicated in honor and apprecia-
tion for over 30 years of loyal and
devoted service to the youth of our
community." The low bid from
Cumbaa Monuments, Inc. will cost
$1,735.
-Commissioners passed reso-
lutions for epilepsy awareness and
Covenant Hospice. Both resolu-
tions named November as months
of proclamation.
-Decided to allow the Sunset
Coastal Grill to construct a
bridge/walkover from their prop-
erty to Frank Pate Park.
-Voted to allow Morris Palmer
to add additional parking at his
commercial development complex
at the intersection of Avenue A'
and Highway 98.


Coastal Grill
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Mexico Beach Hears Pitch on 1l Sales Tax


by Tim Croft
During its regular monthly
meeting last Wednesday, the
Mexico Beach City Council
approved a new sanitation ordi-
nance and heard a presentation on
how the county hopes a one-cent
sales tax can alleviate some of the
cost burden of disposing of solid
waste..
The council was meeting on
Wednesday due to the Veterans
Day holiday the previous day.
Councilmembers approved 3-1,
with Chuck Risinger dissenting, a
sanitation ordinance which, among
other things, establishes new rates
and guidelines for the removal of
trash and yard debris.
That last item spurred nearly
all the discussion, as Risinger and
two members of the audience
argued that a provision requiring
yard debris be broken down into
two 32-gallon containers before it
will be removed.
There are currently no such
restrictions on yard debris removal,
which some council members said
presented an unfair situation for
those who do not produce much
yard debris.
Specifically, the argument was
made that residents with little or
no yard debris were in part subsi-
dizing those who, with gardens,
mulching and other landscaping
activities, produce pile after pile.
Risinger argued that a better
solution would be to use garbage
bags; bags being easier for city
workers to collect and simpler for
citizens to manage.
"We are placing a hardship on
our citizens and our employees
who are collecting the garbage,"
Risinger said.
However, his colleagues on the
council noted that the sanitation
ordinance was months in the craft-
ing, with details ironed after input
from the citizens.
Additionally, the ordinance
was read for the first time last
month, a public hearing was held
the week before and the yard debris
had not been an issue until last
week.
"It's amazing we are bringing
this up at this point," Councilman
David Thompson said.
Prior to approving the sanita-
tion ordinance, councilmembers
heard from Bay County manager
Pamela Brangaccio about the
county's proposal to institute a
local option one-cent sales tax.
The revenue generated from
that sales tax, estimated to top $23
million, would. in part, be used to
pay off the debt on the county
incinerator, with the county sharz
ing the remaining dollars, $18 mil-
lion per year, with the eight cities
based on population.
Next year, such a tax would
generate $91,761 for Mexico Beach
to use on projects of its choosing.
The rationale behind the tax.
was two-fold, as explained by
Brangaccio.
The tax, which would sunset in
10 years, would allow the county to
pay off the incinerator debt in 10
years, roughly halving the time-


schedule on which the county is
currently apace.
"How can the county commis-
sioners have a little more latitude?"
Brangaccio asked rhetorically.
'This would provide an earlier win-
dow for long-range planning should
they move toward eliminating the
incinerator."
Second, the one-cent sales tax
would allow the county to hold the
reins on the rising cost of solid
waste disposal.
Brangaccio noted that the
county recently raised tipping fees
$5 per ton, to $31 a ton, forcing
local municipalities to follow suit.
Under current circumstance,
fees could reach $53-$56 per ton in
five years, Brangaccio said, making
the cost of municipal solid waste
removal "cost prohibitive" for the
cities.
The county could guarantee
rates would remain at $31 for at
least the next five years with the
one-cent sales tax.
The county hopes to have
interlocal agreements with the
eight cities in time to bring the


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to
dredge what is known as the south-
east section of the city canal.
When a permit to dredge the
canal was last issued, a dam exist-
ed between the northwest section -
or the old part of the canal and
the southeast section.
Since, in the opinion of the
Army Corps, the two sections are
not connected, the southeast por-
tion is not considered part of the
canal and can't be dredged legally,
Forehand indicated.
"No documentation shows that
they are connected," Forehand
said.
Elsewhere, the extension of the
city pier is underway and should be
completed by the end of the year.
Applications regarding the boat
trailer parking lot on land leased by
The St. Joe Co., have been submit-
ted to state agencies and feedback
should be received within 30 days.
The impact fee study is 85 per-
cent complete and the inland
dredge study should be completed
sometime in January.
City administrator Paul


Sabiston said improvements to
Sunset Park were 95 percent com-,
plete and the City Hall landscaping
should go out for bid in the next 30
days.
And, finally, the former
Hideaway Marina building is in
place on city property at the west-
ern end of the city, where it will
become a visitors/welcome center.
Al Cathey, representing the
Community Development Council,
Inc., presented the organization's
new CEO/president, Lynn Costin.
Costin succeeds J. Patrick
Howard, who left to work in
Tallahassee.
Sabiston said the final ver-
sion of the city's vision plan was in
the hands.
Under contract, only 10 full-
color copies were produced; the
council approved the printing of 40
more.
It was the final meeting for
out-going Group 4 councilman
Cecil "Bud" Jones, who was beaten
at the polls earlier this month by
Rosemary Colbert.
A standing ovation punctuated


During his tour through.Gulf Count"P ,'.week, Rep. Allan Bense, RIPanama City, was joined by locar'business
and.civic leciders in a ribbon cutting on ~snew district office on. the'second floor of the Pojt St. Joe City 'HallOffie
hours are each Thursday from-Wi..m. until 2 p.m. .-.. '


issue to voters next year, possibly
asearly as March 9.
There was no comment from
the council or from the audience
after Brangaccio's presentation.
In other business during last
Wednesday's meeting:
Chris Forehand with Preble
Rish provided a rundown on the
progress of various projects around
the city.
It appears the city will not be
able to secure a permit from the


appreciative remarks from Mayor
Kathy Kingsland and his fellow
councilmembers.
Jones, who with eight years in
office served longer than any other
councilperson in Mexico Beach's
history, was given a plaque of
appreciation.
The mayor and council also
designated this week, Nov. 17-23
as "Bud Jones Appreciation Week"
and he was named an official
"Goodwill Ambassador" to the city.
"You have been a remarkable
civic leader and you will be
missed," Kingsland said. "Our loss
is the golf course's gain."
Jones, his voiced choked with
emotion, thanked the people who
supported and voted for him.
And, it what may have been his
most extensive comments in public
in a year, expressed his dismay
with the "small group of people"
who get "mad and puffed up" if
they don't get their way and "go.
around spreading rumors and lies."
Jones said during the cam-
paign.that the one thing he had
learned during his last run for
office "was who his friends really
are."


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The Indian Pass Raw Bar serves up the
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The semi-self service restaurant offers
great atmosphere and charm (Not to
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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 Page 5A


Bense Takes Listening


Tour of Gulf County


by Tim Croft
Talk is to the political life what
water is to marine life the
essence of existence.
Which is why last Wednesday
was the ideal, sort of day for Rep.
Allan Bense, R-Panama City.
All he really had to do was lis-
ten.
Bense covered the county from
end-to-end in a whirlwind of sit-
downs and meetings to hear about
issues and concerns from local
folks.
"It was a good day for me to
come over here, a day to listen,"
Bense said as he took a break
between stops. "When you get a.
guy one-on-one, that's when you
learn that those are their key
issues."
In part, the visit was also part
of a change m pace for Bense.
Betweenr regular and special
legislative sessions, his election to
become the Speaker of the House
for 2005-06 and his responsibilities
to spearhead House elections for
the GOP across the state, Bense
has been a traveling man for the
bulk of a year.
Over the ensuing few months,
he plans to stay close to home
base, keep travel to driving rather
than flying distances and gear up
for next year by checking the pulse
in the district.
"I'm going to ratchet it down a
bit the next three months or so,"
Bense said.
Among other priorities in a trip
to Gulf County was to formally
open an office, taking over the
space on the second floor of the
Port St. Joe City Hall.
His assistant, Sharron Brown,
will be behind the desk each
Thursday, the hours tentatively set
for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. ET.
"I've been happy to have Gulf
County as part of the my district
and I'm glad we could open an
office here," he said as he stood in
front of City Hall with local busi-
ness and civic leaders gathered for
the official ribbon cutting.
Sandwiched around the grand
opening of his Port St. Joe office,
Bense spent time with several local
organizations and individuals,
doing as much listening and learn-
ing as he could.
The day started with the
schools, ,,a isit ,, with
Superintendent of Gulf District
Schoo6s JeriyKelUey and members
of the, School Board.
The discussions ranged from
sparsity funding "If we funded
that fully, as we should, it would
mean $500,000 for Gulf County,"
Bense noted to class-size and the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test.
Bense, as many in Tallahassee
are arguing, contends that state
lawmakers and voters must undo
the class-size amendment
approved last year by voters, say-
ing the consumption of funds that
could be aimed at more pressing


education priorities tosses a
straight-jacket on lawmakers.
He added that education issues
such as the class-size amendment
and FCAT underscore the need for
more long-term visioning and plan-
ning by lawmakers.
"We have to look farther out
and chart a course" to get there,'
Bense said.
Education remained the topic
as Bense walked next door to a
question-and-answer session with
Port St. Joe High School students.
Bense wasn't quite sure what
he expected, but he didn't expect a
session of Meet the Press or a sim-
ilar issues-oriented show.
"I thought they'd been
prepped," Bense said of the stu-
dents, who asked "pointed ques-
tions that were difficult to answer"
about the future of the Bright
Futures Scholarship Program, the
FCAT and the like.
Next, businessmen and civic
leaders interested in bringing
about a revitalization along Martin
Luther King Blvd., in Port St. Joe,
The model is the transforma-
tion along the thoroughfare of the
same name in Panama City, which
was four-laned over the past sever-
al years and in turn seen business-
es and neighborhoods rebound.
Bense noted that one driving
force of that revitalization was the
presence in the area of Bay Medical
Center.
And he added that bringing
about such an effort requires
broad-based community support.
"It takes investment, frankly,
by the local black leaders," Bense
said. "You have to have buy-in from
the private sector, and you need to
get the city to buy into it a little
bit."


Later, it was meeting with com-
mercial fishermen, who instructed
him on all things net. They talked
at length about their hopes to have
mesh size limitations changed from
the current 2-inches.
"I think we should look at it,"
Bense said. "I certainly intend to
visit Marine Fisheries and the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission and
learn more about it.
"(The fishermen) are hard-
working folks who have had few
friends in the past few years. It
sure looks like (the mesh size limi-
tation) is leading to the killing of
juvenile fish and I don't think we
want that."
The same could be said of the
proposed funding cuts for pro-
grams serving the developmentally
disabled, which figures to become a
huge issue with the approaching
2004 legislative session.
Bense told the folks at the
Association of Retarded Citizens
(ARC) that while things are likely to
get tight, he said he's searching for
funding to provide a safety net.
'There are some issues going
on there that we are going to take a
look at," Bense said. 'They are
going to be tight, but they'll be
okay. We'll get them some funding."
The afternoon was just as
packed as the morning, with visits
with the Port Authority to discuss
the future of one of just 14 deep-
water ports in Florida, and the
Centennial Building/Constitution
Museum to discuss grant funding
for the museum.
Then it was off for a visit to the
Wewahitchka Library followed by a
get-together with supporters and
friends from the north end of the
county at the home of Ralph Rish.


Community Wide Thanksgiving

Service Tuesday, November 25


The Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association will sponsor its annual
community-wide Thanksgiving
Service on Tuesday, November
25th at 7:00 p.m. This event is
open to the public and will be held
at the Port St. Joe Elementary
School auditorium.
This year's speaker will be the
Rev. Dan Rhode s, the new pastor of
the First United Methodist Church.
The Bouington Trio, from the First
Church of the Nazarene, will pro-
vide special music. Dr. Bill Taylor,
pastor of Faith Bible Church, will
lead the congregational singing of
some traditional Thanksgiving
hymns. An offering will be taken.

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Page 6A The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003

Wild Ride Ends In Conviction


charge when the victim is a law
enforcement officer.
"It enhances it up to a first-
degree felony," Meadows noted,


punishable by up to 25 years of jail
time. "It made sense for us to go for-
ward on the aggravated battery
charge."


After a one-day trial, a jury
required a mere hour to come back
with guilty verdicts on all counts.
See Wild Ride on Page 13


by Tim Croft
Maj. Joe Nugent bears no ill will
toward Wellington Farmer.
The emotions of that long-ago
July evening have faded, there is no
bubbling anger, no chewing on
memories.
As only law enforcement offi-
cers understand, each new day
holds its own challenges, its own
threats, its own jeopardy to life and
limb.
So there is little time, scant
room in the gut, for grudges to find
purchase and grow.
None of which is to say that
Nugent, of the Gulf County Sheriffs
Office, will be shedding any tears
about the prospect of Farmer
spending much of the rest of his life
as a guest of the state at the gray-
bar hotel for the next couple of
decades.
Farmer, 49, of Port St. Joe, was
convicted last week in Circuit Court
of aggravated battery on a law
enforcement officer, aggravated flee-
ing and attempting to elude and
resisting arrest with violence,
charges stemming from a July 2002
incident in which he took Nugent
on, literally, the ride of his life.
As he hung onto Farmer's car
door after attempting to arrest the
suspect, Nugent was dragged, at
speeds approaching 60 mph, nearly
a mile, the length of First Street,
before Farmer turned onto U.S. 98,
depositing Nugent before running
over him, leaving him in a rolling
heap on the pavement.
"As long as he got convicted
that's all I care about," Nugent said.
"I'm just glad it's over and done
with."
Farmer is to be sentenced in
January by Circuit Court Judge
Hentz McClellan.
Assistant State Attorney Steve'
Meadows said he would .request a
sentence of at least 30 years in
prison.
Meadows said Farmer, who
already possessed a lengthy rap
sheet, charted the course for poten-
tially spending the rest of his life
behind bars that summer evening
18 months ago.
"We're extremely pleased with
the .conviction because we believe
Mr. Farmer made the decision dur-
ing a drug deal that he would rather
see Officer Nugent dead than go
back to prison," Meadows said..


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Surpass Patients' Expectations
by Carly Johnson
As the Gulf County Health
Department continues to grow,
adding dental and physical therapy
programs, residents are taking
advantage of all that is offered.
The new health department is
now able to serve the insured as
well as working with those who .
need assistance. The new aim is to
provide more heath care services to
all community residents, regard-
less of ability to pay. 1 ::"
Community members are --
already taking advantage of these r- .
new services. Medical and dental ;
clinic patient Donna Grabarek was .
delighted with the care and con- "
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facilities. "
"At the medical and dental
offices I received the best exams I
have had inyears," Grabarek said.
"Everyone i very knowledgeable,!
friendly and, professional and the
offices and exam rooms were
incredibly clean and sterile. The L n,
health department will definitely be "
my first choice in health care.,
Grabarek was' also imr ..p.'sed
with the efficiency of each office. All
of her paperwork was filed,immedi-
ately and to her satisfaction. David Whitfield and his staff welcomed all community members at the ribbon-cuffing ceremony at the Gulf County
The dental and physical thera- Health Department's Physical Therapy site.
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small town and a friendly commu-
nity and do something different,"
said Graham. "This new dental pro-
gram is so beneficial to so many
people, I couldn't help but want to
jon "
Since opening in May. the den-
tal clinic is averaging 17 patients.
including ive to six new patients.
per day. Many of the new patients
f. trie' it'ilt -"&'~i~'6'gra h called
H "He.alLttj (jds." This program
, ,reathe or to -cfiool-'age children r '
and offers dental screenings in the
Sihootsl, The~iohilW a4rwe ttIe4
'given- e ,leatmen plan. and tor
those who do not have access to get
to the clinic, the program provides
transportation.
"Our goal is for children to
learn early the process and benefits
of healthy teeth." Graham said. "We
are working within the school to
ensure that by second grade. all
students will have sealants on their
teeth ui order to prevent cavities
and tooth decay. We also want to
educate parents and children on
the importance of having a healthy
mouth "
Some short-term goals for the
practice are already -c6rbing to'


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removal of the front teeth, have
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Health Dept.
(From Page 7)
'been added to the multitude of
services offered. Also, the clinic is
preparing to relocate to the
Garrison Avenue location now
under expansion.
The long-term goals of the den-
tal clinic are to incorporate a pedi-
adontist (dentist specializing in
children's dental health) into the
practice as well as expanding the
services and care to include juve-
nile facilities of the area.
"We invite everyone to come
.and see our facility," Graham said.
"We are now providing service from
Mexico Beach to Carrabelle and
hope to reach even more. This is
the only county-run clinic of its
kind, and I see it as making a
tremendous difference."
As with the dental program,
the physical therapy clinic was cre-
ated to best serve the needs of Gulf
County residents. Created by David
Whitfield, the center's resident
physical therapist, and Doug Kent,
the administrator and CEO of the
health department, the goal is to
provide an affordable but highly
professional method of rehabilita-
tion.
"I saw an opportunity to pro-
vide an important service to citi-
zens of this area who may not be
able to afford or have the ability to
attend other programs," Whitfield
said. 'Thanks to all of the hard
work and the 'out of the box' vision
of Kent, the entire department has
something geared toward every-
one."
The program is designed to
offer a wide range of treatments
and hopes to expand in the future.
While possessing the equipment
and staff a traditional service
would provide, Whitfield wants to
keep service at a high level and add
needed services for the community
as soon as possible.
Members of -the community
seem to be taking advantage of this
new service as well. The physical
therapy division is already seeing


Director of the Gulf County Health Department Doug Kent,poses next to new signage erected at the Garrison
Avenue site.


as many as 12 patients a day in the
state-of-the-art facility.
Future plans for the physical
therapy unit of the health depart-
ment include a full-service wound
care facility and hydrotherapy.
"Wound care is a service that is
not available in Gulf County at this
time," Whitfleld said. 'This type of
care consists of multiple visits for
treatment per week. To be able to
provide this service will allow the
patients to worry less about travel-
ing out of the area and spend more
time living their lives."
The main goal of the entire
expansion of the health department
is working towards a better quality
of life for everyone. The manner in
which to achieve this goal is by
offering services that keep people
healthy as well as treating them


when they are not.
"The Gulf County Health
Department is really the first of its
kind by providing multiple services
to our residents," said Kent. "An
estimated 40 percent of county res-
idents have to go outside the coun-
ty to receive healthcare. Our goal is
to reduce, if not eliminate, that
number entirely."
The Gulf County Health
Department, with offices in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka have conven-
ient hours. Services offered
include adult/children. medical,
family planning, social services,
dental, gynecological, adult/chil-
dren immunizations and behav-
ioral health. For more information,
please contact the Port St. Joe loca-
tion at. 227-1276 and in
Wewahitchka at 639-2644 (medical
clinic) and 639-4414 (dental clinic).
The Gulf County Health


Department continues to grow and
strive to meet the needs of its resi-
dents. On Oct. 31, health depart-
ment was awarded a Florida's 2004
Chronic Disease Health Promotion
Education Mini-Grant. The grant,
applied for by the health depart-
ment and the Gulf County commis-
sioners, awarded $5,000 to the
county to add to and improve walk-
ing tracks. Soon these trails will be
enhanced with signs giving health,
wellness and fitness information to
walkers.
"We hope these informative
signs will educate and encourage
more physical fitness throughout
the community," Kent said. 'This
money will also allow us to supply
pedometers to walkers. Hopefully
this will encourage everyone to
start on a healthier lifestyle."


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vertical blinds, water heater, interi-
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cabinet with sink, and ceiling fans
with light. ,
SJo lh o r The public is asked t6o help,
St. Joseph Carel make this sale a big success by'
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Citizens are very grateful to all the
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At 2475 Garrison Ave, Port St. Joe Grocery Drawing '
SThe Gulf County Senior
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action for New Systems, b George Duren, owner of the
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vision Analysis meals and transportation for the
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1 (Well) Testing Tickets are $1.00 each and
may be purchased at The Star, all
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by Tim Croft
Defining last week's annual
appreciation dinner put on by the
Gulf County Association for
Retarded Citizens (ARC) and Gulf
County Transportation was a fairly
straightforward proposition.
It was found in the incandes-
cent smile of James Shaw and the
jaunty stride of David Andrews.
And it was encompassed in the
hardy hug with which Argene Ware
wrapped John Watson.
Those small moments defined
the larger picture of the apprecia-
tion dinner, a celebration of those
who support, advocate for and pro-
vide the sustenance of the soul to
the sister organizations that pro-
vide so much for the developmen-
tally disabled and the transporta-
tion disadvantaged.
It is night for communal bread-
breaking or, more appropriately
in this case, gorging on a princely
spread crafted by Diana Harrison,
Chris Quinn and Kathy Balentine -
for some laughs, a few tears and a
full-throated thanks for those who
work, far from the spotlight, to
serve those less fortunate than
most.
"It's a once-a-year thanks,"
said Diana Harrison, executive


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Glenda Whiting, who retired as executive director of Gulf Transportation
this year, received a special recognition for her years of service and advoca-
cy of the transportation disadvantaged.


director of ARC of Gulf County.
They gave thanks to Harrison,
a procession of ARC clients bearing
roses for their guiding light.
"It was a surprise," Harrison


said. "It made me cry, but it was
sweet. Every one of those guys
knows how much I love them."
Kudos also went to Glenda
SWhiting, who retired this year as
executive director of Gulf
Transportation, but whose spirit
and spunk pervaded the air as
much as the ham, turkey and all
the fixin's.
Whiting received a special


M ) T a i award ot appreciation, an, voice
wavering just a bit, returned the
warm feelings.
"I miss you all so much,"
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the Year."
Judy Darna, who works direct-
ly with clients, was named the
"ARC Employee of the Year", a
recognition, in large measure, of
her interaction with the clients -
ARC currently has 25 she serves.
"Judy has a big heart and
treats every one of her clients with
respect," Harrison said.
One of the most touching,
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Sharks Sting Yellow Jackets



14-10; Face Sneads Friday 1i 1 PJ


The Port St. Joe Sharks took
the sting out of the Vernon Yellow
Jackets Friday night, advancing to
the second round of the play-offs
with a 14-10 victory.
"This was a great win for us,"
said head coach John Palmer. "Our
kids showed a lot of character with
a come from behind win on the
road."
Vernon took an early 3-0 lead
on the opening drive of the game. A
penalty against the Sharks on the
opening kick-off gave the Yellow
Jackets the ball at mid-field.


Vernon quickly moved the ball
down field behind the arm of soph-
omore quarterback Jed Tyre.
The Sharks' defense made a
good goal line stand. With first-
and-goal from the four-yard line,
the Yellow Jackets picked up one-
yard on both first and second
down. On third-and-goal, Sidney
Harris tackled Javo Works in the
backfield for a one-yard loss.
Vernon had to settle for a 21-yard
field goal with 7:43 left in the first
quarter.
Port St. Joe was forced to punt,


after a three-and-out series on it's
ensuing possession. The Sharks
had a 19-yard run by Randall
Johnson called back on a holding
penalty on third down. Johnson's
punt was partially blocked, giving
the Yellow Jackets the ball on their
own 44-yard line.
Javo Works picked up four
yards on the Jackets' first play
from scrimmage, then added a
nine-yard run on the second. A face
mask penalty against the Sharks
moved the ball to the Port St. Joe
37-yard line. Robert Brown then


Quarterback Keney McFarland (#1) gets good protection from the offensive line s he throws from the pocket.
Quarterback Kenney McFarland (#1) gets good protection from the offensive line as he throws from the pocket.


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Randall Johnson (#10)
gained 20-yards on three carries to
move the ball deep into Shark ter-
ritory. Tyre capped off the drive
seven plays later on a quarterback
sneak to give Vernon a 10-0 lead
with 11:56 remaining in the first
half.
The Sharks fumbled on a
reverse play on the first play of
their next possession, giving
Vernon the ball on the Sharks' 42-
yard line.
However, four plays later, the
defense stepped up when Raye
Bailey picked off a pass at the 15-
yard line.
Both teams were forced to punt
on their next possessions.
The Sharks took over on their
own 31-yard line with 5:23 left in
the first half, and finally managed
to get their offense going. Johnson
reeled off 14-yards on the first play
from scrimmage, then added four
yards" on the next '1 play.
Quarterback Kenny McFarland
then connected with Ash Parker on


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stretches for extra yardage on the Sharks' first scoring drive.


a hitch for a 16-yard gain.
Three plays later, John son took
the pitch on what appeared to be a
sweep play, handed off the ball to
Bailey on a reverse, who pitched
back to McFarland. McFarland
threw a pass to Johnson for a 19-
yard gain to move the ball to the
Jacket 19-yard line.
On third-and-11, McFarland
fumbled the ball when he was
sacked in the backfield. A Vernon
defender scooped up the ball, and
had returned it to the Sharks' 36-
yard line, when Randall Johnson
made probably the biggest play of
the game. Johnson stripped the
ball away and recovered the fumble
to give the Sharks the ball on their
own 36-yard line.
Johnson picked up six yards
on the first play from scrimmage.
Brandon "Pooh Bear" Thomas then
had runs of four and 14-yards to
move the ball into 'Yellow Jacket
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then capped off the drive with a 33-
yard touchdown pass to Johnson
to narrow Vernon's lead to 10-6
with :46 seconds left in the first
half.
The Sharks picked up a quick
21 yards on the first two plays of
their' opening drive of the second
half. However, a mishandled snap
was recovered by the Yellow
Jackets on the Vernon 39 yard line.
Javo Works reeled off 26 yards


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Vic Hamilton gained 30 yards
on this reception.
on three-carries to move the ball to
Sharks' 35-yard line. The Port St.
Joe defense then stepped up to
stop the Yellow Jackets on downs,
and the Sharks took over on their
own 30-yard line.
Randall Johnson picked up
three yards on the first play from
scrimmage, then added six on the
second. Johnson was stopped
short of the first down on his
third-down run. The Sharks went
for it on fourth down, and
McFarland plunged forward for
the first down on a quarterback
sneak.
See Sharks on page 11


STAR PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Port St. Joe High School


Randall

Johnson
Randall, a
s e n i o r
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backer, led the
Sharks with 131
yards rushing on
22 carries, had 52


Bennie

Tiller
Bennie,
a junior
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a quar
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A jubilant Shark team huddles after Friday's victory.


Sharks-


from pg. 10
After a holding penalty, the
Sharks were left with a third-and-
15. McFarland then connected with
Vic Hamilton for his first catch of
the season, and a 30-yard gain.
Three plays later, Johnson moved
the chains with a 10-yard gain.
Johnson then set up a one-yard
touchdown run by McFarland, with
a 21-yard run on a toss sweep. The
Sharks faked the extra point, and
Raye Bailey found Stephen Besore
open in the endzone for the two-
point conversion, giving the Sharks
a 14-10 lead with 2:14 left in the
third quarter.
The Shark defense held Vernon
off the rest of the game, stopping
the Yellow Jackets on three fourth
down conversion tries.
Randall Johnsor led the
Sharks' offense with 131 yards
rushing on 22 carries, and 52
yards receiving on two catches and
scored one toulhdo\wn. Brandon
Thomas picked Lip 20 yards on'


four-carries. run. Vic Hamilton had a 30-yard
Quarterback Kenny McFarland reception; Ash Parker had two-
completed six of his 12 passes for catches for 22 yards; Raye Bailey
110 yards, threw one touchdown, ,had a six-yard catch; and Stephen
and had a one yard touchdown Besore had a three yard reception.

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Bennie Tiller (No. 62) and Vic Hamilton (No. 31) crushed this Vernon
ruhner for nodgdin.' :* ':


Jason Forston took home the
money and the cast net this year at
St. Joe Shrimp's third annual Cast
Net Throwing Contest. Jason fin-
ished third two years ago, second
last year to Randall Moore, but got
the win this year, beating out
Ashley Haddock. Ashley went
undefeated throughout the compe-
tition until the final two throws by
Jason. Jason had a 502-inch
spread that was hard to beat. There
were 23 contestants this year.
Jason won $460.00 and a new cast
net. Big John Fowler took third
place for the second year.
Randall Johnson had 10 tack-
les and a quarterback sack, and
Brandon Thomas had 10 tackles to
lead the defense. Bennie Tiller and
Sidney Harris each had nine tack-
les with a tackle for a loss. Jake
Owens and Josh Daily followed
with eight tackles each.
The Sharks (8-3) will travel to
Sneads (9-1) this Friday night at
8:30 ET for the regional semi-
finals.
"We've got to get ready for
Sneads this week," said Palmer.
"They are a tough opponent. They
have a lot of size up front, and they
have some good skilled players."
A win would advance the
Sharks to play the winner of the
Freeport/Chiefland game for the
regional/rural school champi-
onship. The Sharks would host if
Freeport wins, and travel if
Chiefland wins.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 0 6 8 0 -14
Jackets 3 7 0 0 -10
STATISTICS
PSJ VHS
First Doivns 11 12
Rushes/Yards 34-163 43-136
Passing Yards 113 81
Total Yards 276 217
Passes 7-13-0 7-24-1
Penalties/Yards 7-55 2-15
Fumbles/Lost 3-3 2-1
Punts/Avg. : 5-33 .3-~1


Bluewater Outriggers spon-
sored the competition this year
providing lots of prizes and food.
Jeremy Ard won the biggest prize
drawing which was a new cast net.
St. Joe News Network present-
ed a $100.00 check to Ashley
Haddock for second place. Ken
Murphy took time out to come
spend the day as he taped the
event. Clint Moore took over the
microphone with lots of help from
the crowd. The show will be aired
on Clint Outdoors in the near
future, so make sure to watch it.
Benny Roberts, Bob Phillips,
and Jimmy Roberts took over the
grills and cooked the food to per-
fection. These guys did a great job
and spent their Sunday afternoon
cooking for everyone.
Dan and Debbie VanVleet,
owners of Happy Ours Kayak and
Canoe Outpost, provided prizes for
the drawings and attended the
event.
Randy Raffield had his hands
full keeping up with the scoreboard
and brackets. He kept the competi-
tion going smoothly. Judges were
Shane McGuffin, Jarrod Weston,
Dan VanVleet .and Ray


Cast Net Throwing Contest win-
ner Jason Forston (right) and second
place winner Ashley Haddock (left)
McCollough.
St. Joe Shrimp wants to thank
all the sponsors, cooks, judges, TV
crew, participants, and everyone
who stopped by to watch, enjoy the
company and the food.
They said they will do it again
next year and hope to see everyone
there.


Stephen Besore (#8) makes sure of this 2 point conversion catch
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ARC


From page 9


moments of the night came with
the awarding of this year's "Selma
Shoemaker Award," named after a
former ARC board member and
handed out the past eight years to
those in the community who advo-
cate for the developmentally dis-
abled, are active in ARC, display
honesty, respect and a rapport with
ARC clients and volunteer their
time.
This year, the award was
almost certainly something of a
slam-dunk as the plaque went to
John and Tommy Watson.
The Watson brothers, through
their construction company of that
name, built the home,into which
clients Argene and Michael Ware
moved this year.
The Wares, mother and son,
had lived in what could be charita-
bly called a home in need of reno-
vation.
Some said razing.
In any case, and through the
efforts of many, the Wares were
able to secure a federally-guaran-
teed mortgage for a new home.
And John and Tommy Watson
made it a gleaming reality, and
within the Ware's budget.
"They knew they were making a
dream come true," Harrison said.
If they didn't, John understood
when Argene squeezed him tight,
Michael beside her with the grin of
a Cheshire cat.
"They worked with us in so
many ways to help us get that
house," Harrison continued. 'They
went way above and beyond. Their
heart was really in it."
And in that, Harrison provides
another definition for last week's
annual dinner recognizing hearts.

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Holiday hours for trash pickup:
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on Monday and Tuesday.
Thursday pick-up will be on
Wednesday, Nov. 26, with Friday
pick-up on Thursday, Nov. 27.
The regular schedule will
resume on Dec. 1.
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ly disabled.


Box R -
sale price.
The state had put the land up
for sale earlier this year; St. Joe
was the lone bidder.
Although much of the specifics
of St. Joe's plans' for the property
remain hazy and were the source
of some controversy the compa-
ny has pledged to build a commer-
cial marina on the island.
A residential community, to be
built with conservation efforts and
local building standards in mind, is
down the road, company officials
said.
"We don't even own it and we
have spent a lot of money looking
at what we are going to do," Willson
said.
What they have done, to the
general appreciation of the folks in
Franklin County, is listen.
To concerns that have spilled
out of the visioning process, an
overhaul of the county comprehen-
sive plan and 'town meetings on a
SummerCamp development to
arise east of Carrabelle.
- St. Joe officials told' the
Cabinet there will be no high-rise
development on the island. And
they came around to the thinking
of locals that the best place" for a
commercial marina was not
SummerCamp but Timber Island.
"We're not' dealing with an


" from page 1
impersonal company, we are deal-
ing with a personal company,
McLain said about the discussions
leading up to the Timber Island
purchase. "If we have concerns I
have an idea that they will listen."
McLain said locals had been
insisting to St. Joe officials that the
Port of Carrabelle had the charac-
ter to be the perfect site for a com-
mercial and recreational marina.
"We now have a public commit-
ment that (St. Joe) would support
the continuance of the community
character of that port," McLain
said. "We needed to have some sort
of public commitment."
Several Franklin County folks
spoke to the governor and Cabinet,
conveying, generally, that message.
"They were saying, 'This is
what we wanted to have happen ...
St. Joe is finally listening to us,' "
Willson said. "It was kind of
refreshing."
Willson noted that as St. Joe
,develops the island, it will open up
the opportunity -for extension of
water and sewer service, and will
improve the quality of adjacent
lands and water.,
"It's a win-win," Willsdn said.
But only part of the way there.
"(Box R and Timber Island) are
two-thirds of a whole," McLain
said. "(Crooked River) was not on


the agenda, but it was nonetheless
in the minds of those who spoke in
support of (Box R and Timber,
Island)."
The price tag on that tract,
13,200 acres, is $14 million and
would essentially be secured by the
state in a swap for Timber Island.
However the transactions work
in reality, the state and St. Joe are
essentially exchanging parcels,
with the state kicking in a bit extra
for a sensitive water-dominated.
tract of land that will, Willson said,
serve a crucial purpose.
But as David Struhs, secretary
of the Department of
Environmental Protection noted,
essentially the swap means his
agency is paying $6.8 million less
out of its land acquisition funds for
Crooked River.
The Crooked River tract is the
last large ownership parcel in the
state's Tate's Hell project and
would be the conservation anchor
on the western edge of St. James
Island, with Bald Point serving the
same role on the eastern side.
"Crooked River is a good
opportunity for the state to pur-
chase land important for the green
belt concept," McLain said.
"I'm confident that they (St.
Joe) recognize that they have a
unique opportunity to maintain
and enhance the value of their
lands, that this is a unique place, a
treasure they want to maintain."


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PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the
Commissioners' meeting room in the Robert M. Moore
Administration Building, Courthouse Annex in Port St. Joe,
Florida on November 25, 2003 at 5:45 p.m., E.D.T. for the
purpose of hearing from the public in regard to the adoption
of a Supplemental Budget for the fiscal year ending
September 30, 2003.' .-:: : :....
A summary of receipts' and expenditures) proposed to -be
adopted by the Board of County Commissioners is hereby
published as required by Law.

After said public hearing, the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will make whatever revisions it deems neces-
sary and shall thereupon adopt said budget.

SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET
2002-2003

EMS County Award Fund


REVENUES:
Present Budget
Additional Cash Brought Forward
TOTAL REVENUES;


$3,325
S$1,700
$5,025


EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
'Operating Supplies
New Equipment
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:

Gulf Construction and Acquisition Fund


REVENUES:
Present Budget
Additional Cash Brought Forward
TOTAL REVENUES:'

EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Professional Services
Improvements other than Buildings
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:


$1



$


$3,325
$ 30
$1,670
3,325



600,000
400,000
000,000

600,000
30,000
370,000
000,000


Highland View Water System Fund


REVENUES:
Present Budget
Additional Cash Brought Forward
TOTAL REVENUES:

EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Repair and Maintenance
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:


$60,448
$ 7,000
$67,448

$60,448
$ 7,000
$67,448


Tourist Development Trust Fund


REVENUES:
Present Budget
Additional Cash Brought Forward
TOTAL REVENUES:

EXPENDITURES:
Present Budget
Promotional Activities
TOTAL EXPENDITURES:

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
ERS OF GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.


$228,089
$ 6.000
$234,089

$228,089
$ 6,000
$234,089

COMMISSION-


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Publish Nov. 20 2003


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To my Patients, my Friends:
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and I are taking the opportunity to do something we have wanted to
do for a long time. Move to western North Carolina, and the Blue
Ridge Mountains.
Ifeel that I have been truly blessed during the almost 8 years I've
been practicing in Port St. Joe. You have welcomed me into your
lives, and your families, made me a part of the community. You have
all taught me so much about life and health, and about caring. I
hope that you feel that you have gotten something from our rela-
tionship as well. I will carry all that you have taught me close to my
heart, and hopefully the patients I treat in the future will realize the
benefits of what I have learned.
I wish that I could have the opportunity to see and talk to each
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the high school Oas given me expe-
rience to lead at different levels of
education." He continues, "You are
as good as the people with whom
you surround yourself and I have
been blessed to work with some of
the most dedicated teachers and
staff anywhere."
In his two and one-half years at
Port St. Joe Elementary School, the
school earned a grade of "A" twice
and once a "B" by the State
Department of Education. "It is evi-
dent that the hard work put forth by
all school employees is rewarded in
the end. People don't care how
much you know until they know
how much you care."

Bear
near Apalachicola for the bear's
safety, as well as the safety of the
community.
After the animal was heavily
sedated, wildlife experts removed
him from the vacant lot and pro-
ceeded to tag and take samples
from him for more specific aging,
DNA and other tests. The groggy
bear was then packed up and taken
away to his new home.
According to the wildlife biolo-
gists, the bear was in very good con-
dition and was probably recently
weaned from his mother.
Black bears are indigenous to
Florida and are more common than
most Floridians would expect. The
Florida FWCC website states that
the number of human/black bear
interactions have risen from one in
1978 to 1,000 in 2000.
If a bear is spotted, there are sev-
eral steps to take to ensure the safe-
ty of everyone. Adhering to the fol-
lowing tips and reporting all bear
sightings or suspicions to the FWCC
and local law enforcement will pro-
tect everyone.
Living With Florida's Black Bear


Wilder is a member of The First
United Methodist Church where he
serves on the administrative board,
is active with children's church and
is chairman of the education com-
mittee. He is married to the former
DeAnn Griffin of Wewahitchka and
they have two children, Kaley (9)
and Walt (7).
"I look forward to meeting the
public and talking about issues and
concerns that will make our system
better. I humbly ask for your sup-
port and vote and will work very
hard to promote an education sys-
tem that maximizes the educational
opportunities for every student."

from page 1
Never approach a bear; bears
are wild animals and can be dan-
gerous.
Never feed a bear; this brings
both you and the bear into harm's
way.
Don't leave food out unclean
BBQ grills, pet food or garbage ,etc.
It can attract bears.
Keep pet foods and livestock
feed in a secure indoor area, even at
night.
If bird feeders are being visited
by bears, stop feeding birds for one
to two weeks.
Store garbage in a secure
indoor area until pick-up day.
Don't overfill garbage cans.
Keep clean campsites.
If You Encounter A Bear
Remain standing upright.
Avoid direct eye contact.
Back up slowly
Speak in a calm, assertive,
assuring voice.
Make sure the bear has an
escape route.
Do not run from the bear.
Contact your local authorities.


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday. Nov. 20, 2003 Page 13A


Christmas from page 1


annual tree lighting ceremony and
choir event at Frank Pate Park at 7
p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, will host a
cornucopia of festivities in down-
town Port St. Joe, starting with the


community's fitness elite and not-
so-fit pounding the pavement in the
Reindeer Run at 9 a.m. After the
run, participants can relax and join
others to enjoy the floats, flags and
fans of Saint Nick as they descend


Wilder from page 1


Sheriff's Report
The Gulf County Sheriffs
Department has reported the follow-
ing arrests for the week of November
llth.
November 11: Joseph Antal,
w/m, 55, Panama City, FTA DUI,
FTA-worthless checks.
November 12: William L. Kelly,
IV, w/m, 19, We\\ewahtchka. \lolauon
pretnal irfease Ilor DUii: KeruneLh M.
Lernetu w.nim. 27. Port St. Joe.
VOP-reckless driving (Holmes
County).
November 13: Darien N.
Hutchenson, w/m, 24, Mexico
Beach, FTA-no vehicle registration,
FTPF worthless checks (Bay
County); Charlie F. Sheffield, w/m,
31, Port St. Joe, battery; Sheneka
Nobles, b/m, 29, Port St. Joe, wel-
fare fraud.
November 15: Joshua
Alderman, Jr., w/m, 20,
Wewahitchka, domestic battery.


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Now there's a thought. How could this happen?
Power surges, or more commonly, voltage fluctu-
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ny load changes could cause very erratic opera-
tion of your computer. If you are plugged directly
into the wall outlet and you notice that your com-
puter acts strangely at times, it could be due to
voltage fluctuation. The computer is a very deli-
cate instrument that operates on slim parameters
of voltages. The power supply thingyy that your
power cord connects to on the back of the
machine) is a transformer that changes AC volt-
age to low and very low DC voltage. The incom-
ing Voltage fluctuations affect the output of the
transformer, applying un-even voltage to all of
your components. Overtime this will take a toll on
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PSJ Police Beat
November 12; William, D.
Roundtree, 47, Tucker, GA, driving
with suspended license.
November 16: Jeffrey A. Spain,'
Sr., 24, Wewahitchka, battery;
Minnie R. Darnall, 26, Port St. Joe,
violation of battery; James E.
Hamilton, 41, Port St. Joe, grand
theft auto.

MB Police Report
During the week of November
10th to 16th, the Mexico Beach
Police Department answered 117
calls for service, investigated one
assault, and two thefts.
During this same time period,
the officers issued five traffic cita-
tions and 13 traffic warnings. They
also made one arrest.
November 15: Steven G. Levy,
Port St. Joe, DUI and possession
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ever-popular Christmas parade at
11 a.m. This year's parade will fea-
ture bands, clubs, characters,
boats, and of course, the red-suited
favorite, Santa.
The parade will be followed by
several activities for the entire fami-
ly on Reid Avenue, including rock-
climbing, pony rides and more.
Saturday evening will wrap up
with the elaborate "Nautical Night of
Lights" boat parade. This event,
which attracts boating and
Christmas enthusiasts alike from
the entire area, will showcase sever-
al water-dwelling vessels decorated
with lights and other holiday para-
phernalia in accordance with the
nautical Christmas theme.
Carol Davis of The Constitution
City Business Association is excited
about the interest in these events.
"We have had a great response
for the boat parade, as well as the
entire production of events," Davis
said. "We are even encouraging peo-
ple to have their decorated boats in
the afternoon parade on Reid and


Wild Ride
"I was pleased the jury saw the
truth," Meadows said.
The incident began on a sultry
mid-July evening as investigators
with the GCSO and the Port St. Joe
Police Department were staking out
a suspected drug delivery.
Nugent saw the suspect drive
past the county jail and pursued
Farmer to near the Chevron plant
on First Street.
Farmer skedaddled from his car
and Nugent gave chase. Minutes
later the pursuit had led back to
Farmer's car and Nugent was trying
to persuade him, one hand on a car
door, to halt.
The next thing Nugent knew,
they were off.
As described at the time by pur-
suing officers, Nugent was clinging
to the car with one arm wrapped
around the bar between the front
and back doors, the other atop the
driver's door.
One foot was anchored against
a door, the other flying free.
Nugent believed it was surely
his last day on earth.


the evening parade on the water.
Monetary prizes will be given for
both events and chances are dou-
bled to win if you are entered in
both.
Several local businesses will be
sponsoring entries in both parades
and are encouraging local support.
The boat parade will be visible from
several viewing sites along St.
Joseph's Bay from the Intracoastal
Canal to Oak Grove.
Friday, Dec. 12, will begin even
more activities for the entire family.
At 7 p.m., community members are
invited to meet at the Centennial
Building to begin the Festival of
Lights tour. This event will consist
of a caravan through Port St. Joe
viewing all of the outdoor decora-
tions. The tour will conclude with
refreshments, community fellow-
ship and Christmas cheer.
The "Christmas on the Coast"
activities will culminate on
Saturday, Dec. 13. At 2 p.m., the
much anticipated Tour of Homes
will begin. This event allows specta-
tors to view residences and decora-


-- from page 6
He tried to talk Farmer into
stopping, telling the suspect that
nothing was worth killing him.
Farmer barreled along, clocked
at .57 mph at one point on First
Street.
Farmer slowed to turn at U.S.
98 and Nugent's survival instincts
took hold, letting go of the car.
His legs were run over as
Farmer turned and Nugent rolled
another 25 feet across the pave-
ment.
Miraculously, Nugent sustained
no serious injuries, not even a bro-
ken bone.
His back and legs were road-
rashed to the purple and reds of a
spectacular winter sunset and the
tattoo running the length of his arm
was actually a nasty bruise of many
colors.
'This makes you believe there is
somebody looking out for you an
when it is your time and when it's
not your time," Nugent said at the
time. "It just wasn't my time, I
guess."


tions throughout the area, most
provided by local merchants.
-Saturday at 7 p.m. will be alive
with entertainment at the
Centennial Building for the first-
annual American Cancer Society's
Christmas Ball. This event gives the
entire community the opportunity
to dress up and enjoy music, gam-
ing, food and holiday cheer with
friends and neighbors while raising
money for an important cause.
"We are enthusiastically
encouraging all community mem-


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ities and to support this area," Bish
said. 'This is a great way to spend
time with friends and neighbors and
really ring in the holiday season in
Gulf County."
The "Christmas on the Coast"
committee has set up a hotline,
229-1348, with important phone
numbers and information for event
participants and attendees. Or for
parade applications, please contact
the Gulf County Chamber of
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Historical Society Helps Library Fund
The St. Joseph Historical Society recently presented a check for the Library Building Fund. Shown are first row:
Mary Belin, Marie Costin, Jean Faliski, and Ann Yon. Second row: Eda Ruth Taylor, Lynda Bordelon, Linda Wood,
Charlotte Pierce, Beverly Doud, and Nancy Howell.
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Our Friend-. .of Mo
Our Friend of the Month


This month's friend of the
Library is The Star.
They were recognized for their
efforts and generosity in publishing
all of the news articles, supporting
the library, and being there as
members of the Friends. Warm
heartfelt thanks was expressed by
Friends of the Library, and they
look forward to The Star's contin-
ued support.
In the photo above, Sonny
Chafin, Friends of the Library
member, extends a congratulatory
An Evening With The
Friends Of The Library
The annual membership drive
and Christmas celebration with the
Gulf County Friends of the Public
Libraries, Inc., is scheduled for
5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 5 at the Port Inn.
The Friends would like to invite
all to come out and support the
organization by becoming a mem-
ber and enjoying some fine vittles,
hot cinnamon cider, fellowship and
entertainment, which will include
music cwith Glorida Langston,
story readings and door prizes.
The Friends hope to see you
there. Membership applications
will be available at the door.
Port St. Joe City
Commissioners recently helped
raise the mercury on the Friends'
fund-raising thermometer with a
$10,000 donation to the building
fund being built to fund the expan-
sion of the Port St. Joe facility,
which will house Florida history
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"Care Closet" Needs


Good Used Clothes


Port St. Joe's "Care Closet" is
rapidly growing-in awareness and
popularity that is. The Care Closet
helps supply Gulf County and sur-
rounding areas with good used
clothing. But their success has cre-
ated a problem. They need more
clothes!
The Care Closet was launched
six years ago as a mission project of
Port St Joe United Methodist
Church. Their ongoing objective has
been to provide good, clean, used
clothing at reasonable prices, or at
no cost, for the people of our com-
munity. But now the word is getting
out. "That's a good. problem to
have," says Vic Laferle, Methodist
Church member and Care Closet
volunteer. "Not only do the people of
Port St. Joe benefit from our serv-
ice, but we now have people coming
in from the beaches, Wewahitchka,
Blountstown and even Panama
City." "We really need more dona-
tions [of clothing]."
At the Care Closet every piece of
clothing is 50-cents or less; shoes
and accessories are 25-cents. Since
1997, over 120,000 items have


been processed, with approximately
90,000 being sold. Others have
been donated to local agencies in
need. After expenses are covered,
all profits are returned back to the
community and church. Care
Closet proceeds have benefited
HRS, schools, nursing homes, sen-
ior centers and more.
Laferle said things really took
off after the Care Closet relocated to
its beautiful, brand new building at
510 E. 4th St. "Since July 1st, our
sales have increased significantly,
unfortunately our donations of
clothing have not kept pace."
Laferle urges everyone in the com-
munity to consider good clothing
sitting unused in their, closet and
share them with their neighbors in
need.
Business hours are 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. every Friday and 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, and
there is a convenient drop box in
front of the building for donations
anytime. Port St Joe Methodist
Church said people can also sched-
ule pickups by calling 227-1724.


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Grenley Lance Welcomed Home


Jason and Michelle Amisc
the proud parents, and big broth
Bailey, would like to announce t
birth of Grenley Lance. He w
born October 2nd, weighed-'
pounds, .4 ounces, and was 21 1
inches long.


in, : The grandparents are Albert
ler and Barbara Connon of Port St.
he Joe and Tim and Ava Amison of
'as. Apalachicola.
S11 They would like to thank every-
/2 one for their support and prayer. It
worked!


Band Boosters Meet Nov. 20th

There will be a band booster band, flag corps, majorettes, and
meeting on Thursday, November
concert band are encouraged to
20th, at 7:00 p.m. in the band
room. All parents of marching attend.


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Sonja Stuckey's Unit Honored

For Contribution War Effort


Vivian Patten, Port St. Joe, was
recently honored with a lapel pin to
proudly wear in recognition of her
daughter Senior Master Sgt. Sonja
Stuckey, who is serving in the Air
Force. Mrs. Patten received the
lapel pin and a letter from John P.
Jumper, General, USAF, Chief of
Staff and James G. Roche,
Secretary of the Air Force as a
token of their appreciation for her
daughter's service.
During World War II, the U.S.
military used "E" flags to recognize
companies whose efficient produc-
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Callaway Gardens
The Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) has a one night, 2
day trip to Callaway Gardens at
Pine Mountain, GA planned for
December 12th and 13th. The trip
includes Callaway Gardens to ride
the trolley and view thousands of
musical Christmas lights, one
night in Warm Springs, GA, shop-
ping in the historic downtown area,
nid lunch at th eBuollckoHduse.
L For more 'information, call
Merita Stanley at 850-482-3220 in
Marianna.


tion made major contributions to
the overall war effort. The Air Force
has adapted this tradition as a way
to recognize the vital partnership
between America's Air Force and
the parents of the airmen.


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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.
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Emily Crosby Turns 5


Emily Crosby, daughter of
Dennis and Deedee Crosby of
Apalachicola, turned five years old
on October 30th. She had a
Halloween Princess party with fam-
ily and friends.


She is the granddaughter of
Sally and the late Joel R. Gainous
of Port St. Joe. Her other grandpar-
ents are Nonie and the late Roland
Schoelles of Apalachicola. Her god-
parents are Chris and Vonnie
Hendels of Apalachicola. The late
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This past summer Becky Belin,
a senior at Port St. Joe High School
and captain of the varsity cheer-
leading squad, was selected as a
Universal Cheerleader Association
All-Star and given the opportunity
to perform with the UCA All-Stars
in the 77th annual Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade in New
York City.
The parade will be telecast on
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9th with a Cafe Bears party held at
Lake Alice Pajk.
Paige is Jhe daughter of Eric
and Alissa MeDaniel of Clarksville.
Her grandparents are Lydia Smith
of Nashville, TN; Randy and Wanda
Smith of Savannah, GA; Ward
McDaniel of Wewahitchka; and Sue


scheduled to perform at 11:00
Eastern Time. The group is per-
forming a pom pom routine to a
medley of songs, including:
"R.O.C.K. in the USA" and
"American Woman". The group is
divided into red, white and blue
groups. Becky is in the blue group,
so watch for her on NBC
'Thanksgiving Day. Becky would
.like to give a special thanks to her
cheerleading sponsor, Simona
Beard.

Hee Haw Reunion
Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association is sponsoring
the "Hee Haw Reunion" on
Saturday, November 22nd, at 7:00
p.m. in the Blountstown High
School auditorium.
All talent from the "Old Days"
will be coming back to share their
talents, singing, skits, and hee haw
funning! They will be featuring
"Country Gold," Shane Collins as
MC, Bobby Clark, Amanda Dole,
The Price Sisters, Lisa'Adams Yon; ,:
DarrylTaylor, Joel Hat Way,. J..an.
Alderman, Lynn and Edwin
Strawn, Harvey and Mae Belle
Grantham, Brenda and Leroy Clay,
and the Rivertown Girls.
Admission is $5.00 for adults,
$3.00 for children six to eighteen,
and free for five and under.
All proceeds will provide
matching funds for the Calhoun
County Senior Citizens.
and David Price of Blountstown.
Her great-grandparents are Shirley
and Dowling Stone of Clarksville;
Minnie Ola McDaniel; and Patty
and DeWayne Manuel of
Wewahitchka.


Mexico Beach

AARP News

Therewill be no regular AARP
meeting for the Mexico Beach
Chapter. The annual Chapter
Thanksgiving dinner will be held on
Friday, November 21st, at 12:00
noon (CT) at the First Methodist
Church fellowship hall in Mexico
Beach. The church is located on
22nd Street.
SThose who plan to attend, are
asked to bring one dish or more
that will accent the meal. Contact
Erma Koziol at 648-2161 or
Eleanor Lawton at 648-2144 to
sign up. Meat and drinks will be
provided by the chapter.
Any member needing trans-
portation, call John Anderson at
648-8533 and arrangements will
be made for pick up and return
home again.


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Currently available for adop-
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Spooky, small male, about 20 Ibs
(pictured), Tootsie, a grown, yellow
lab female, housetrained; Nikky, a
white female lab pup about 4
months; Dottie, a very small spot-
ted female, breed unknown;
Dudley, a dark brown male long-
hair.
Titus, a 2 and a half year old
male greyhound ; Midget, a small


-Again this year, the Port St. Joe
Lions Club will have the Lions Club
Tree of Sight in the Port St. Joe
Christmas parade.
The Lions want everyone to
bring their old eyeglasses to the
parade and as the tree passes by,
help them decorate the tree. Pass


female, rat terrier, Chip, a medium
sized red male mix; Cee Cee, a 5
month old tri-colored female kitty;
Cindi, a tabby kitty 15 weeks old;
and a large number of kittens.
Please come see!
For more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
at 227-1103 or visit the Humane
Society's web site at www.sjbhu-
manesociety.org.


those old glasses to the Loinsrand
watch that tree come to life. The
gift of sight is a wonderful gift to
give at Christmas.
Remember the parade will be
on Saturday, December 6th, at
11:00 on Reid Avenue in downtown
Port st. Joe.


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Relay For Life
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November 25th
"Care Bears" at Bay St.
Joseph/Rehab are sponsoring a
cake walk on Tuesday, November
25th at 6:00 p.m. at 220 9th Street,
Port St. Joe.
There will also be homemade
pies and bowls of chili for sale. This
is the time to get a Thanksgiving
cake or pie. All proceeds go to the
American Cancer Society Relay for
Life.

Pie Auction at
PSJHS Nov. 24th
It's that time again...for the
annual pie auction put on by the
Port St. Joe High School's Student
Government. The auction will be
held on Monday, November 24th at
6:30 p.m. in the commons area of
the high school. All students in the
SGA are baking delicious pies.
There will be cherry, apple, pecan,
pumpkin, and many more.
Go bid on a tasty, homemade
pie for the holidays and take fami-
ly, friends, and even co-workers
along.

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Customer Appreciation
Day November 21st
Alltel will host a "Race Fan"
customer appreciation day on
Friday, Nov. 21st, from 11:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at its retail store at
200 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe.
Race fans can enter to win an
Alltel racing gift basket as well as
enjoy refreshments and other give-
aways. This event is free and open
to the public.
"We're excited to share the
Thrill of NASCAR with our area race
fans and customers," said Sean
Gautier, retail store manager.
Visitors can also find out about
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which offer the opportunity to add
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plan and make it easier to stay con-
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local area.
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donation from the class of 1879. Today, it
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S orn on November 14, 1650 William of Orange celebrated il i Y-, InridaL on a warship-off the coast ofEngland. The
following morning, November 15, 1688 he landed at Torbay with an army that included 7,000 sailors, 4,000 horses, and 14,000
soldiers. He was there at the invitation of a small number ofinfluential members of the British House ofLords to overthrow hi father in
law, King James II ofEngland.
Known as the Glotious Revolu- the nobility. For example, the monarch is the defender
tion of 1688, this virtually blood- of the Church of England, but James repeatedly ignored
less coup established the suprem- a law mandating that Church of England members fill
acy of Parliament over the mon- selected offices.
archy. This occurred with the pas- In 1687, James attacked the Church of.England directly
sage of the English Declaration of by ordering the bishops to read one of his royal pro-
Rights following the overthrow of clamations from their pulpits...Called the Declaration of
James II. Nearly a century later, Indulgences, its effect was to favor Catholics over other
that document became the model non Church of England faiths, which included Pres-
for the American Bill of Rights, byterians, Baptists, and Quakers.
which is enshrined as the first ten Twenty-six bishops, including the Archbishop of
amendments to the constitution. Canterbury, refused. As a result James imprisoned them
James II became King of England in the Tower of London, making the bishops national
in 1685 at the age fifty-two when heroes and himself a national fool. He then worsened
his brother, CharlesII died leaving the situation I- -, um rthdn, f e.dito:us libel. Their'
no legitimate heir. James, who acquittal .n .: .Jh1- l ,ighd te r n.:,r,, making his
had converted to Catholicism in position rn rl) u,-lr, unable
1668, became a Catholic monarch After landing at T.:r.-, William marched for London,
in a Protestant country. A stem gathering popular support along the way. Recognizing
man who lacked his brother's the inevitable, James II attempted to flee by disguising
good nattire and political skills, his himself as a peasant. Caught and returned. to London,
actions so infuriated his supporters Parliament sent him into exile in France.
that he became the author of his William and Mary became co-monarchs, the only time
own downfall. He had two daugh- in British history a joint monarchy has occurred. Mary
ters by his first wife, a Protestant, Kw,,. co.m,,lsnn died of smallpox in 1694, and William ruled alone until
who died in 1671. One of them Upon becoming king, James used his author- his death in 1702. Take The WebJou-rneyand find out
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"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
W ewahitchka

L. Elementary

School
By: Lori Price
Note: This week's article was written by sixth grader Baylen Price as
part of a Language Arts exercise.
At our school, we have a committee called PTO. It is responsible for
many different things. One is planning the annual Fall Festival. The PTO
held several meetings to decide what they wanted to have at the festival.
Finally, they set a date for the festival, Friday, October 31st.
Foods were a big hit at the festival. Most of the foods were somewhere
around fifty cents to a dollar. For example, they had pizza, nachos, and
sweet brownies. The pizza was great. The main toppings were cheese and
pepperoni. They had peppers you could eat with your nachos, but I didn't
get any peppers because the cheese was spicy. The brownies were great
because they were warm and chewy.
The games were pretty fun, but some of them were hard. I think that
the potato sack race was the hardest because I could hardly stay on my
feet. Another game I enjoyed was the baseball throwing game. It was hard
to throw the ball because they didn't give you any warm-up throws. These
were just a portion of the games that were featured.
One of the special things we did was a hayride and others were the
haunted house, costume contest, and throwing pies at Mr. Bill. The
haunted house was pretty scary. The hayride was rough, but it was still
fun. There were so many cool costumes, I couldn't decide who would win.
Throwing pies at Mr. Bill was real funny. I had a good time.
The Fall Festival turned out to be. a great success. There were a lot of
people. They were all running around having a good time. They were also
enjoying the great foods. I would like to thank the volunteers for putting
it together.





4 Shark Talk


By: Brandon Stitt
Talk about being nervous, here
I am writing an article that will be
read by Gulf County and more. No
pressure. I am so excited about
being a senior, my last year of
school, and hoping the world is
ready for me.
To start, I (and I'm sure every-
one else) would like to congratulate
the Sharks on their victory over
Vernon. The game ended with the
score of Sharks-14 and Vernon-10;
keep it up team! Coach Palmer, the
assistant coaches, and football
team would like to thank the stu-
dents, faculty, administration, and
community for their Shark spirit
and support f the football team
this season.
Also, congratulations to this
year's Odyssey of the Mind team.
Team members are Nick Hunter,
Maggie, Quaranta. Elizabeth
Kilbourne. Katie Hoffman. Tom
Boone. Jimmy Curr'. and Whitney
Nixon. The Odyssey of the Mind
team will meet every Tuesday after
school.
There will be a pie auction
sponsored by the Port St. Joe High
School Student Council on
Monday, November 24th, at 6:30
p.m. in the PSJHS Commons Area.
Go and bid og a tasty homemade
pie for the ho days.
If anyone needs their yard
cleaned or raked, the PSJ NJROTC
will do the job for a donation. If
interested, please contact Paul
Ropelis at 229-6062.
Congratulations to Ms.
Barbee's ,12th c grade honors
English class for winning the
National Honor Society's "Pennies

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$307 for the total $1,400 collected
by the school. Ms. Barbee's class
would like. to thank the following
businesses for their support: The
Piggly Wiggly, Pristine Pools, and
NHC.
In closing, I would like to wish
luck to all seniors for their life after
school. May we never forget our
friends, our school, and above all
the great memories that happened
while we were together.
Oops, almost forgot, Happy
Thanksgiving everyone!


Nicholas Comforter Inducted

Into Golden Key Honor Society


Nicholas I
Wayne Comforter
of Port St. Joe has -
accepted member- ,
ship into the
Golden Key
International
Honour Society
and was individu-
ally honored dur-
ing a recent cam-
pus ceremony.
"It is only fit-
ting that a high
academic achiever
like Nicholas be
recognized by
Golden Key," said
Alexander D.
Perwich II, Golden
Key's Chief
Executive Officer. ,
"Our members are
inspired and moti-
vated by the chal- .
lenge not only to
be recognized for their outstanding,
accomplishments but also to make
a positive impact on our world
through the Society's commitment
to service."
Golden Key International
Honour Society was founded more
than 25 years ago in Atlanta,
Georgia and provides academic
recognition to college juniors and
seniors in the top 15 percent of
their ,class. The mission of the
global, non-profit Society is to
build global communities of aca-
demic achievers by providing
opportunities for individual growth
through leadership, career develop-
ment, networking, and service. The
Society's values are integrity, inclu-
siveness and collaboration, innova-
tion, teamwork, and respect.
Golden Key has 335 chapters in the
United States, Australia, Great
Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand and
South Africa. Membership into the
Society is by invitation only, to stu-
dents in all fields of study.
For additional information,


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visit the Society's web page at
www.goldenkey.org or contact
Nicholas Comforter in Tallahassee
at 850-224-4035.
Nicholas, a 2001 graduate of
Port St. Joe High School, is the son
of Rocky and Ann Comforter of Port


St. Joe. He is a junior at Florida
State University majoring in
Physics. Nick is a member of the
National Society of Collegiate
Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma, and a
third year member of the Marching
Chiefs.


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* Palm Breeze Enjoy quiet country living in the Port St. Joe areas newest Beautiful bay view lot in Treasure Bay Subdivision. Federal
and nicest mobile home acceptable subdivision. Lot sizes range from .44 acres Flood available. MLS#97493 $174,900 Call Susie White 227-9600
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* Southgate Subdivision Nice lots available to build your home on. 9 0 or
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The Operation Christmas Chil
shoeboxes are full and wrappe
and will soon be on their way t
children all over the world. Th
shipment goes to Panama City
Friday, November 21st, and then t
various countries for deliver
before Christmas. Ther, is sti
time to participate in this program
by contributing a money gif
because each box must contain
$5.00 for checking, packing an
shipping. A storybook containing
the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Chrii
is also included in each gift box
Pray for those children and parent
whose lives will be reached by thi
message.
We are happy to have Jull
Wester, a former FCS student an
teacher, as our new health aidd
She is replacing Jessica Lee, who i
needed full time at PSJ Elementar
School.
Please remember ou
Christmas parade float. The them
is "Jesus is our Lifesaver." Ca
Beth Taylor, Terri Nelson, Kath
Jones, Patricia Krause, or Carl
McGhee if you are interested i
helping.
Jim DeWolfe, Senior Goodwi
Ambassador from New Brunswicl
Canada, treated the fifth through
tenth graders to a special visit las
week. He spoke, to the, student
about Canada and entertain
them with stories and songs. M
DeWolfe is the uncle of Jerr
Stokoe, Executive Director of Gu
County Senior Citizens.


News Column Faith
Christian School

.d Here are several quotes from
ed students who went to The Wilds
:t the last month of October:
ie
y, "I enjoyed the Wilds very much.
to I met new friends and spent time
y with old ones. The mountains were
m beautiful, and the Fourth Falls was
t, spectacular. There were fun activi-
n ties like the giant swing, the sum-
d mit, the rock wall, the water slide,
Lg
s the blob and much more. I had a
x. great time and want to go back
:s next year."
s "At the Wilds, there is never a
Le boring moment. My second time at
d the Wilds was just as much fun as
e. the first. The chapel services were
is encouraging and very influential in
y my life. They really uplifted me
r spiritually."
ne "I had a wonderful experience
ll at the Wilds. My favorite part was
a chapel. There were wonderful
n speakers. They spoke about heros,
your tongue, dating, and courage.
ll The skits that they performed were
Rl funny. The Summit was quite an
st adventure, the hardest part was
:s the Wall.:The Wall is where people
d push you over this wooden wall up
r. to a platform, and then you slide
y
lf down a fire pole. I really enjoyed
my week at the Wilds."


The musical theatre students
of Port St. Joe High School will be
presenting "The Gift of the Magi" by
O'Henry and "Christmas in
Whoville" on Monday evening,
December 15th at 6:30 p.m. This
production will be the first dinner
theatre planned by the theatre stu-
dents of PSJHS. The meal will con-
sist of salad, Mr. Benny's "Roast
Beast" (chicken), Mrs. Margaret's
potato (baked), Grinch's beans
(green), Who-pudding (Mary Lou's
cake), and Max's liquid (tea and
coffee). The cost .\ill be $10.00 for
dinner and the production. This
production will be limited seating,
so contact Ann Comforter or a the-
atre student to make your reserva-


tion. No tickets will be sbld at the
door.
The program, will begin with
Amy Brockman, Randy Brannen
and Ashley McAlister performing
"The Gift of the Magi". During din-
ner our feature presentation will be
"Christmas in Whoville." The actors
include: Brittany Crocker as the
Grinch; Meggie Boorne as the
Grinch's dog, Max; Kelly
Geoghagan as Cindy Lou Who;
Ashley McALster and Megan Shiver
as the Grinch's adopted, mother
and aunt; and Charla 'Afksl &s
Martha May. The musical thfatie
students will be performing as the
Who Villagers.


WES's Third Grade


Honors Veterans


The third grade classes of Billy
Hoover, Becky Weston, and Linda
Whitfield presented their annual
community Veteran's Day program
on Tuesday, November 11th. Diane
Atchison, ESE teacher, assisted in
the production.
Highlights of the program were
Uncle Sam, the Bremer trio singing
"Freedom Isn't Free?', a patriotic
duet by Rev. Harry Johnson and
Larry Mathes, a solo by Rhonda
Pridgeon with the Red, White, and
Blue chorus singing with her, and
Bryce Gerber playing "Amazing
Grace" on the bagpipes. The Gator
Sound Band with Terry Stryker
lent its talent and they especially
appreciate Taylor Smith playing
"Taps" at the little cemetery on the
field.
Rev. Jerry Huft, USN Retired,
gave a very moving speech that is
relevant to today. With his com-
mand 6f the language, Father Huft
took them back through history
and told about the part Americans
have played in history. "We are not
the people of America," said Father
Huft., "We are Americans." Ann
Mann of the VFW laid, down a
wreath at Potters Field which sym-
bolizes all the men and women who,
made the supreme sacrifice.

Local Teachers
Honored Dec. 1
The University of West Florida
College of Professional .Studies
invites the public to a celebration of
education in honor of the following
local teachers: Niki Calareso,
iDebbie Childress, Nancy Jo
Clements, Katrina Glass, Lee Anna-
Parrish, Laurel Riley. Martin Riley,
DeEtta Smallwood, Michael Todd,
and Carol Jeanne Weyrich. These
teachers have completed a masters
in education, and the commence-
ment ceremony will be held at the
Port St. Joe Elementary School
Auditorium on Monday, December
1st, at 7:00 p.m. A reception will
follow in the media center.

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The Red, White, and Blue
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with such heart pounding songs as
"God Bless America," "You're A
Grand Old Flag," and the Armed
Forces Medley. All veterans were
honored in song and a pin was
given to them as a symbol of the
appreciation that is felt for them.
SAfterwards, a reception was
held at the WES pavilion to honor
the veterans. A special thanks to
all of the third grade parents who
provided food and drink.
The third grade values the sup-
port of the community arid they
pay honor to America's heros, the
veterans. They hope to see every-
one next year on Veteran's Day.
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NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-14

The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from any person, company or
corporation interested in providing the following:
"Replacement of the existing elevator in the Gulf County Courthouse in Port St. Joe with a
handicapped accessible elevator"
Questions should be directed to.Steve Mork, Maintenance Superintendent, at (850 229-6251,
Please indicate on the envelope YOUR COMPANY NAME, that this is a SEALED BID and includ-
ed the BID NUMBER.
Proposals must be turned in to the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000 Cecil G. Cbstin, Sr., Blvd,
Room 148, Port St. Joe, Florida, 32456, by 5:00 p.m., E.T., on Friday, December 5, 2003. Bids will
be opened at this location on Monday, December 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m., E.T.
Publish November 20 & 27, 2003



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 T1000 a.mi., E.T. : I. '
:'N :p member 13 20,2003



PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on Tuesday, N ovember 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 Agreemernt
3. Preliminary Plat Approval;- Indian Palm William Maas Parcel IDk6320-150R- 4.40 acres in Section 24,
Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a 11 unit subdivision
4. Final Plat Approval Jubilation Ashwood Development Company Parcel ID#6288-001R, #6288002R,
6288-003R, 6288-004R & #6288-005R -24.549 acres in Section 22, Township 9 South, Range 11 West,
Gulf County, Florida a maximum 73 unit subdivision subject to all development regulations required by
Gulf County.
5. Final Plat Approval Hibiscus Beach and Hibiscus Bay Kurt Hofer Parcel ID#6268.001R & 1.6268-501 R
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 ri Section 7, Township 9 South, Range 11 West, Gulf County, Florida a maximum 51 init subdivi-
sion subject to all development regulations required by Gulf County.
7. Final Plat Approval Mystic Palms Subdivision Will and Glenda McLemore Parcel IDf:3 191 120R- 18.6,
S acres hi 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#260000QR 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/Arvida 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.

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PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


DOLPHIN NEWS
Progress reports were sent
home on Monday. If you would like
to schedule a parent/teacher con-
ference, please call 227-1221.
Kindergarten parents are invit-
ed to join your child for our annual
Pow Wow on Tuesday, November
25th from 10:00-10:30 and then
for our Thanksgiving Feast in the
lunch room from 10:30-11:00. The
cost for an adult lunch is $2.50.
School will be dismissed at
11:30 on Wednesday, November
26. Lunch will not be served.
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theater
will perform for our students on
Monday, December 8th in the gym.
Parents are invited to. attend.

NJROTC News
By: c/ENS H. VanZant
On Tuesday, November 11th,
Veterans Day, the NJROTC put on
a drill team exhibition and an
armed exhibition. The drill exhibi-
tion, lead by c/Ens Garth, marched
in the PSJHS Gymnasium saluting
the Gulf county veterans. The
armed exhibition, lead by c/LTJG
Hayden also marched in the gym-
nasium, flipping rifles and other
movements. Before the ceremony,
the unit helped escort the veterans
and their spouses to the designated
seats. Also the color guard, lead by
c/LCDR Searcy, presented the
Colors at the beginning of the cere-
mony. At 11:00 a.m. the NJROTC
Unit provided an armed honor
guard for the Colors at the
Veteran's Day presentation con-
ducted by the VFW Post #10069.
This event was at the Gulf County
Courthouse. That evening, in
Wewa, another color guard present-
ed the colors, which was lead by
c/Ens Dykes at the Wewa
Community Center. The unit would
like to thank all the veterans for
their service, to their country and
hometown. r
Our current fundraiser is a
"Rent-a-Squad" fundraiser. We-will
have teams (squads of 4 or 5)
cadets available on Saturday,
November 22nd to clean and rake
.yards for donations. The squads
' are in competition with each other
for a paint balloting, in December.
All funds raised will help to support
our planned trip to Lake Howell


/BARRIER DUNES 111
Cape San Bias Interior
One of a kind new unit in
Barrier Dunes. Elevator, Four
bedrooms plus an office, three
baths. Two complete covered
parking and storage areas. It's
the size of two typical units.
MLS#96882. / Call Morr,
Palmer, Realtor 850-22--
S9800 or 877-291-4052.


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Peacebuilders for the week of November 10 14. Front row, left to right: 1st grade, Haley Wood; Kindergarten,
Terrilee Beaman; Pre-K, Corvall Ash. Back row, left to right: 5th grade, Austin Williams; 4th grade, Bethany
Rutherford; 3rd grade, Cameron Pryor; 2nd grade, Nicholas Lewis.


'High School in Winter Park, on
Valentine weekend for a NJROTC
.Field Meet Competition. To "Rent-
a-Squad" for yard work on
November 22nd, (the final week-
end) please call Senior Chief Wayne
Taylor at the NJROTC Office. The
phone number is 229-6177. If it's
during a class, please leave a mes-
sage on the voice mail and he will
return the call. Homes for work
need to be in the Port St Joe area
please.
The NJROTC Unit is helping.
with a fundraiser for the Gulf
County Senior Citizens Centers.
They are selling raffle tickets for $1
each. The grand prize for winning
the drawing is a $100 gift certifi-
cate to Duren's Piggly Wiggly. There
are also second and third place
prizes. The Senior Citizens will be
drawing, the winning tickets on
Thursday, December 18th.
ATTENTION ALL ROTC PAR-
ENTS! There will be, a booster club
meeting on Thursday, November
20th, at 6:00 p.m. in the ROTC
room. We need everyone to attend!J!
The main topic will be the military
ball. Please make an effort to join
the meeting.


Here's your chance to select your new neighbors. The home-
owners at the above address have chosen me to market their
property. Please call me if you know of someone who may be
interested.



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St. Joe Bay Office, 2010 Hwy C-30 Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Toll Free (800) 451-2349 Mobile (850) 227-4252 .. .
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Each Office is Independently Owned & Opeated 0i 1 ', O*' aral' Bel


4 SEA URCHIN
Cape San Bias Gulf front
The perfect beach house! This
1,700 sq. ft. beach front home
has three bedrooms and two
baths, new roof, new appli-
ances, new :fixtures and new
tile and is offered completely
4 furnished. MLS#96891. Call
I Jereme Neill, Realtor 850-
653-3333 or 800-624-3964.


PORT THEATRE
Port Sti Joe Bayview
Lights! Camera! Action! Over
9,000 sq. ft. brick and steel.
bldg. with mgr. apartment, .
upstairs, storage. LS#92245.
(Video Merchant not includ-
ed). Call Paula or Wade Clark,
Realtors 800-41,1-3717.


PRISTINE BAY>:
Cape San Bias Bayfront
New construction at it's best.
Four bedrooms, three baths
with big porches and pretty
views of the bay and toward
the beach. Located in "X"
zone means no flood insur-
ance required. MLS#95928.
Call Sammy Thompson .or
.aL e are, Realtors'-'
850-229-2777.


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S PORTERFIELD
SSt. Joe Beach Gulf front
First and second level decks
overlooking the Gulf with fan-
Stastic sunset views. Living
- i. areas on each floor, five bed-
rooms, three and one-half
baths. MLS#96753. Call John
Mazzanovich, Realtor 800-
411-3717






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4 SUGAR MAGNOLIA
Cape San Bias Gulf Front
Beautiful Gulf front home in sub-
division with a private pool.
Beautiful five bedroom, four and
one-half bath home is on the rental
market now. Furnished well, with
game room and home theater.
MLS#96619; Call Dale Anderson,
Realtor* 850-927-3177 or 800-
525-4793.


BARRIER DUNES #70 >
Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate townhome with
updated tile floors and quali
,ty furnishings' throughout..
Close to. pool, tennis and
clubhouse. MLS#97623.
Call Donna Murray,
Realtor 850-229-2777.


LOTS:
Bayfront Cape San Blas. Three lots left in' this gated bayfront com-
munity. MLS#9296, 9300, and 9310. $200,000 $205,000. Call Jeff
Fletcher, Realtor@ 850-229-2777.
First: and Second Tier'- Cape San Blas. One first tier and four second
tier lots left in this new subdivision in the heart of Cape San Bias.
Deeded beach access across boardwalk. MLS#97080, #97073, #97072,
and #97074. $235,000 $350,000. Call Paulette Cleare or Sammy
Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.
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 Blas. 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.
Seven offices conveniently located to serve you:
4693 Cape San Blas Road (C30E) 1200 Highway 98 6260 Highway 98
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Small Business Courses Offered at GCCC


Small business development
classes will be offered at the Small
Business Development Center &
Veterans Business Outreach
Center. main campus of Gulf Coast
Community College
The courses to be offered are-
Steps to Staring a Small Business
on Tuesday. January 13. 1:30-
4:30 p.m.. with a fee of $15.00:
Business Plan Development on
Thursday. January 15 and 20.
1:30-4:30 p.m. for $30.00: Steps to
Starting a Small Business on


Tuesday. February 3. 9:00 a m. -
12:00 p.m.: Tuesday, February 10.
1:30-4:30 p.m.: and Tuesday.
February 17. 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
for $15.00: Business Plan
Development on Thursday.
February 12 and 26. 1:30-4:30
p m.; and February 19 and March
4. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. for
$30.00; SBA Loan Packaging on
Wednesday, February 25, 8:30-
1 1:30 a.m. for $15.00; QuickBooks
on Saturday. February 21 and 28,
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. for $99.00:


Early Registration for GCCC


Gulf Coast Community College
\will conduct registration and advis-
ing for the spnng 2004 semester as
follows.
Early registration will take
place from December 1st to 5th on
the main campus in the Office of
Admission and Records from 7:30
a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Monday to
Thursday. and 7:30 p.m. to 4-00
p.m. Fnday.
Early registration at the
Gulf/Franklin Center will take
place November 19th to 20th from
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EST).


Early registration for Tyndall
Air Force Base will be November
19th at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Advisors in the divisions will be
available in their respective offices
on the main campus during their
regular office hours. To obtain
additional information, for regis-
tration call 872-3892, for advising
call 747-3211.
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and Legal Entities--\hich One is
Right for You?. on Tuesday.
February 17. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ior
$15.00.
There will also be a new nine-
week FastTrac New Venture course
to assist veterans in decidtg if
starting a business is night fir
them. This course is taught by cer-
tified FastTrac facilitators and
includes text. CD. and workbook
and will help veterans evaluate and
perfect a business concept The
course runs from Saturday.
February 14 to April 10. 10:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. and is $50 00 for dis-
abled vets. $100.00 for all other
veterans, and $250.00 for non-vet-
erans. For registration information.
call 850-271-1108 or visit
www.vboc.org.
Scholarships are available for
eligible veterans who qualify under
cooperative agreement SBAHQ-99-
0-003 with U.S. Small Business
Administration. University of West
Florida. and Gulf Coast
Community College. Reservations
may be made by contacting GCCC.
Lifelong Learning Department,
5230 U.S. Highway 98, Panama
City, 32401. For more information
call GCCC at 872-3823 or check
the website at http://www.north-
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Note Cards, Greeting Cards, Mugs, Ornaments, Holiday
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209-211 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1278 (850) 229-8997
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COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
W. P. "Rocky Comforter
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(850) 227-1818

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


IOBITUARiIES


Maxine Carter
Maxine Carter, 75, of
Southport went to be with the Lord
Friday, November 14th. She was a
wonderful Christian, and a loving
wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Ernest Carter; and
her son, Richard Rogers.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Lisa Lollie and husband Roy;
two grandsons, Patrick Mastro,
and Joey Mastro and wife Amber;


and two great-grandchildren,
Madison Michele Mastro and Josh
Lollie. She will be dearly missed by
her family and friends.
Funeral services were held
Monday at the Hope Family
Worship Center, conducted by the
Rev. Mark Sturdivant and the Rev.
David Fernandez.
Interment followed in Holly Hill
Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


L.A.B.C.'s PowerPoint
By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor
Feelings?
"Feelings,' remember that song? Probably not on purpose, huh? Today,
our feelings/emotions seem to drive our culture."If it feels right, then it must
be right," many falsely conclude. I recently heard someone say, "I'm mad...I
know I shouldn't be but I'm mad" as if felt, it must be right. I once told one
of my sons to clean his room. He responded,"I don't feel like it." "Son" I said
"There must be a lack of communication here, because your feelings are not
required to clean your room!"
Yes,iour emotions are real, Satan is also real, but that doesn't make him
right. Emotions can lead us astray (our sinful nature). God once appointed a
severe storm, a swim in the belly of a fish, a scorching sun and much more to
get Tonah to change his priorities and than preach God's message. Jonah's
top priority was his feelings. It needed to be his faithful obedience to God.
Dear friend, the sovereign Lord didn't promise smooth sailing, but He did
promise a safe landing for all who "repent and believe" on the Lord Jesus
Christ. Are you a "born-again" believer in the Lord Jesus? Perhaps, your emo-
tions are stirred up right now because God is trying to get your attention. My
advice!? Change priorities. Fatihfully obey firstyour emotions will follow.
Dont't try to buck God's system. Instead, bow before His sovereign will and
ways.
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 LongAvenue Port St.Joe, FL 32456, 229-8691
A community of Worship, Work and Witness to the glory of God
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 6:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
Worship on Wednesday: ":00pmn


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

+ ST. JAMES'
f+t++-+ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.oig 850-227-1845



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


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


, "THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP" ,

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

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




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


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James Hammond
James Edward Hammond, 42,
died November 7th, at his home in
Howard Creek. He was born
November 20, 1960 in Orlando.
He is survived by his wife,
Bonnie Hammond of Howard
Creek; his parents, Brenda K.
Downham of Port St. Joe, and
James W. and Patricia Hammond
of Wewahitchka; his two daughters
and their families, Candace and
Jason Connor, TreSean and
Justyn Connor of Sherrill's Ford,
NC, and Mandy K. Yates and her
son Christian of Hickory, NC; two
stepdaughters and their families,
Jolene and Domino DeMunck,
Alan, Brianna, Dominic and
Sebastian DeMunck, and Carrie
and Tom Hunt and Haley, Amber
and Abby Hunt, and his stepson
Mark Carithers, all of Florida; three
half brothers, Jimmy Hammond,
Michael Hammond, and Gordon
Hammond all of Wewahitchka; two
half sisters, Kim Pelt of Port St. Joe
and Jessica Pitts of Wewahitchka;
and nine nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, November 15th, at the
Howard Creek Baptist Church, and
Wednesday, November 19th in
Rockfield, Indiana where he will be
buried. The families ask that
memorial contributions be made to
Shriners Hospital..
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Bernice Cullen Langford
Bernice "Bunny" Cullen
Langford, 85, of Panama City, died
Monday, November 10th, in her
home. She was a homemaker,
beautician, and a member of the
Lynn Haven United Methodist
Church. She was a longtime resi-
dent of Bay County.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Charles Sydney
Langford. She is survived by three
children. Charles Sydney Langford.


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


SOUTHERLAND FAMILY
FUNERAL HOME
507 10th Street Port St. Joe
(850) 229-8111
Jr. and wife Beth of Panama City,
Judith Ann Watts and husband
Jimmy of Indian Pass, and Marion
Kay Majors and husband Joel of
Tallahassee; seven grandchildren
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Friday, November 14th, at the
Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. Larry Wade officiating.
Intement followed in Evergreen,
Memorial Gardens. Those who
desire can make a contribution to
Covenant Hospice in memory of
Bernice Cullen Langford.

JoAnn Mathews
JoAnn R. Mathews, 78, of
Beacon Hill, passed away
Saturday, November 15th, in a
local nursing facility. She was born
in Greenwood, KY to the late David
Franklin Reedy and Artie Freeman.
Reedy. Mrs. Mathews moved to
Port St. Joe six months ago from
Jacksonville, where she had
resided for many years. She was a
retired sales representative.
Mrs. Mathews is preceded in
death by her husband, Theodore
Mathews; a son, Charles Daniel
Mathews; a granddaughter, Jody
Mathews; three brothers; and two
sisters. She is survived by her sis-
ter, Laura King of Cincinnati, OH;
daughter-in-law, Diane Mathews of
Beacon Hill; three grandchildren,
James Broughhall of Panama City,
Denise Sizemore of Mobile, AL and
Sherri Foreman of St. Joe Beach;
one great-grandchild, Jacob
Mathews; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Private graveside services and
interment were held on
Wednesday, November 19th, at
Riverside Cemetery in Jacksonville.
She was greatly loved- and~wai.
be deeply missed .5


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


L r FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- b 508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
us, Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship ....... 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. *
Adult School. ......... 11 a.m. ,
eSunday School
*Young Children ,

Pastor Rev. J. Reid CameronCecil Costin Sr.
Highway 71/CecilCostinSr.Blvd.


"Remember church the way it used to be?"
IT STILL IS AT:
'o Sglan i e fr iap 2ist4 0: urch
582 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS!NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! g Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.m.


-FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitonstitutio and nument Port St.. oe'
(850) 227-1724


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


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes.PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Director of Touth Ministries
7:0 Heather Smith
7:30 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
Director of Music


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. 0. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
K, Corner "' on'- ".,, .


The Star. Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 Page 9B

Grocery Give Away November

22nd at Abe Springs Baptist


The Abe Springs Baptist
Church will have a Fall Festival on
Saturday, November 22nd. The day
will start off with outdoor gospel
singing featuring Poplar Head
Quartet and other local singers.
Entertainment for the children
will include the moon walk, giant
slide, Nettle Ridge Fire Dept., and
the 'ambulance. Various prizes will
be given away. Everyone who goes
will receive a free hot plate lunch
starting at 12:00 until 1:00.

Pastor Appreciation
Appreciation services honoring
the Reverend Jessie Hawkins will
be held, at Philadelphia Primitive
Baptist Church beginning
Thursday, November 20th, 7:00
p.m. with the Elder Raines and the
New Jerusalem Church of
Wewahitchka rendering the service.
The services will continue on
Sunday, November 23rd beginning
at 11:00 a.m. with guest churches
from Tallahassee and conclude at
6:00 p.m. with Victory Temple and
the Elder Charles Gathers as guest.
The membership 'of
Philadelphia cordially invites every-
one to join them as they honor their

Thanksgiving Dinner
at Mexico Beach
United Methodist
SFor anyone who does not have
family in town "tto enjoy
Thanksgiving with, Mexico Beach
United Methodist Church would
like to be family.
A complete Thanksgiving din-
ner will be served free of charge in
the fellowship hall of the church on
Thursday, Nov'ember 27th at 12:00
noon, CT. The church is located at
111 N. 22nd Street, Mexico Beach.
Please call the church office at 648-
8820 if planning to attend. -


Groceries will be given away
from 2:00 until 4:00. This is their
way of saying thanks to everyone
who supports the Bread of Life Food
Ministries.
There will also be a bake sale.
Attendees may purchase
Thanksgiving cakes and pies at this
time. For more information, call
674-1463 and leave a message.
Everyone is invited to this event and
is encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

at Primitive Baptist
pastor for his many years of faithful
service and spiritual leadership.

Thanksgiving Dinner
at Beach Baptist
For anyone who does not have
family in town to enjoy
Thanksgiving with, Mexico Beach
United Methodist Church would like
to be family.
A complete Thanksgiving dinner
will be served free of charge in the
fellowship hall of the church on
Thursday, November 27th at 12:00
noon, CT. The church is located at
111 N. 22nd Street, Mexico Beach.
Please call the church office at.648-
8820 if planning to attend.

St. James' Thanksgiving
Service November 26
Saint James' Episcopal Church
will observe Thanksgiving Day with
a service on Wednesday evening,
November 26th, at 5:30 p.m. E.S.T.
The Reverend Joseph Hagberg,
Rector of Saint James' Church will
be the officiant at the celebration of
Holy Communion, and traditional
Thanksgiving hymns will be sung.
Saint James' Church is located at
22nd Street and Garrison Avenue in
Port St. Joe. For further informa-
tion, call the parish office at 227-
1845.


Church of Christ

at the Beaches
314 Firehouse oad OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday Bible Study................... 10:00 am EST
. Sunday Worship................ 11:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"
,T1



++- ST. JOHN'S
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 Apoalthicolo...
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit our website at: familylifechurch.net


Port St. Joe
Hwy. 98
... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family 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 Study ................ 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ........ .10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT



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


,s .'


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


Sunday:
Sunday School
Worship
Small Groups


9:00
10:00
6:00


Wednesday:
Night


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


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


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At Old Port Theatre.
Consignments Welcome!
We Buy Estatesl
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314 Reid Avenue, PSJ,
229-9282
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1999 Ford Windstar LX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464. c0ll/2O

2001 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.
40,000 miles, one owner,
leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. $9650. 960-4464. .1I/2q

2002 Chevy Cavalier. 30,000
miles, one owner, CD, AT,
AC, 4 door, new condition,
must see. $6950. 960-4464.
lc11/20

1993 Isuzu Pick up truck -
new tires and brakes, A/C, 5
speed, good condition.
$2,000 648-4500. ltp11/20
1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, one owner,
70,000 miles. $3250. 960-
4464. ltc11/20

1997 Dodge Caravan. 5 door,
AT, AC, V6, excellent condi-
tion. $4950. 960-4464. nl11/2o

1987 GMC 4x4 front end and
rear rebuilt, everything
works. Body is damaged, will
trade for boat, motor and
trailer or guns or $1800. Call
227-1733. 2tp11/20
2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$595q0,60.-4464'. ltc11/20
1998ifFoyota Corolla LE. AT,
AC, 4 door, excellent condi-
tion, one owner. $4950. 960-
4464. ltc11/20
2000 Dodge Durango, 4x4
SLT plus, trailer, tow pack-
age, loaded. 56,000 miles,
one owner. $15,295. 227-
3776. ltpll/20
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup.
4X4, extended.cab, AT, AC,
V6, .new condition, one
owner, low miles. $8750.
960-4464: ltc 1/20
1998 Buick LeSabre Limited.
50,000 one-owner miles.,
Leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. Must see. $6950. 960-
4464. ltc 1/20
1991 Jeep Wrangler Islander.
One owner, 6 cyl., 5 speed,
AC, PS, Extras. New condi-
tion, none nicer! $6450. 960-
4464. ltc 1/20


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14ft. fiberglass V Hull w/20
horse mercury w/electric
start, great condition w/new
galv. trailer. $1,200 -obo.
(850) 229-1954. 2tp11/13

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 Parish Pristine
Properties, LLC (850) 832-
4468. 2tcll/20







ATTENTION!!
Do you have construction
and/or sales exp? National
Pre fab Co. looking for local
area dealers. Exc. income
opportunity!! 1-888-755-
2538.. ltc 1/20






3BR mobile home. 14x70 fur-
nished. Simmons Bayou
229-6495. 2tp 11/20
3 BR/2BA fully furnished,
1st block' from dedicated
beach. $750 mo plus 30x30
studio/storage $250 mo.
647-5210. .2tp11/20
New 14x70 3BR 'BA mobile
home in quiet park. $`500 a.
mo. plus dep. Call 646-576.
tfcll1/20

House for rent in PSJ. 2BR,
central air/heat, nice yard.
$525/mo. $250 sec. dep.
Call 227-3511. tfcll/20

1307 Marvin Ave. 3BR/lBA.
New appliances, carpet, and
tile. $700 month, one year
lease. No pets. Call 227-
1795. ltpll/20


.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. 5tpll/13

2BR furnished trailer. 648-
5306. ltpll11/20

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. 2tp] 1/13

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
tfcll11/13

2BR/1BA on Ave C
$450/mo. and 2BR/1BA on
Ave A $450/mo. Deposit
Required. Call 229-9333.
tfcll/13

Wewa mobile home. New car-
pet, paint, heat and air. On
Chipola river. Comfortable
home, great fishing. Call
647-3159. 2tp11/13

2BR/1BA house in
Beaconhill, 4 blocks from
beach. $1,000. 9206
Starfish, .St. Joe Beach.,.Call
527-7525 2t.I 11- 3
fi e ..-.. m a .
Gulfaire uexect'tive.,. town-
house. Available 12/1
3BR/2BA screen porch,
garage, privacy fenced, cen-
tral heat & air, ceramic tile
and carpet, pools, tennis
court, private beach. Pets
okay. $875 mo. 850-522-
1625. 4tpll/13
Very nice 1BR/1BA unfurn
gulfyiew apt in, Mexico
Beach. $750 a mo. including
utilieis call 850-648-4649.
2tpll/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
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
Mobile home lot for rent. 0.5
miles from beach. 648-8201
or 774-3298. tfc10/23
Gulfaire Townhouse
1BR/1BA plus loft. All appli-
ances including washer and
dryer. $600 a month plus
deposit. 648-8007. 6tp10/23

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. trc6/5
UNFURNISHED
* Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
* Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove. & refrig., wash-
erl'dryer h>-,:.k] up '
* New e'.Tra 1g :3 bdrm.
house, I 1/2 ba inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
* Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
SOne bedroom apartment,
washer/ dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM. tcia/5






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


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


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

SHuge yard sale Sat., Nov.
22 from 9-3. 103 Ave. C
Apalachicola. 850-653-4959

Yard Sale 481 Dolphin St.
PSJ Saturday Nov 22. 8:00
am-until. ltpll/20
Huge yard sale, great stuff.
Nikko dishes, etc. Sat. only 8
- 5. 380 Madison. ltp11/20

Moving Sale 711 Long Ave.
Inside and outside. Fi, 1 pm
until, Sat. 7 am until. Nov 21
& 22, furniture, appliances,
stereo, tapes, TVs, movies,
cookware, new and used,
antiques, flowers, too much
to mention, Ph. 229-2992.
ltp 1/20

Big Yard Sale 8:00-noon. Fri.
Nov. 21 and 8 2 Sat. Nov.
.22. Ts, furn., and more. 323
Atlantic St. St. Joe Beach.

Multi-fariy garage sale re-
scheduled for Nov. 22 at 7
CT. 422 Arizona Dr. Mexico
Beach. Furn., fishing and
golf equip., collectibles, and
much more. ltpll/20
Moving Sale 325 Ward St. in
St. Joe Beach. tools, furn.,
trucks and more. Sat. Nov
22. ltpll/20
Huge 3 family yard sale.
Clothes for infant girl 0-24
mo. Jnr. 0-5. boys 8-12.
Maternity ex. sm med. and
more. Toys, furn, household
items. Something for every-
one. 2006 Long Ave. Sat.
Nov. 22 from 8 1.1tpll/20
Yard Sale 408 California Dr.
Mexico Beach. Saturday only
8am CT till'noon. Misc items
and lots and lots of movies.
No Early Birds. Rain
Cancels. ltpll/20


Liberty
National Life

Is expanding its opera-
tion in Gulf County & its
looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill
insurance sales & service
positions. Average earn-
ings $37,000, fringe ben-
efit package; 2 retire-
ment funds, health insur-
ance, paid vacation, con-
vention trips & more. No
exp necessary. On the job
training. Training salary
$1500/ mo. Require-
ments: honesty, hard
work, dependable, trans-
portation. Contact;
Hines Robertson
763-6629 EOE

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! 2tc11/13

Carpenter's, framers and
laborers need with trans-
portation. 227-5771 or 227-
1743. 5tpll/13


People You Know
Customer Sales and
Service Representative
GT Com, a Total
Communications Company
Provider in Northwest
Florida, has immediate
openings for qualified
Customer Sales and
Sersicc RRepre-sernaU\ves in
their Port St. ,Joe,. Florida,
call center. Successful
candidates will be account-
able for meeting or exceed-
ing established revenue
goals, have the ability to
complete accurate order
documentation and data
entry, provide excellent
customer service and work
effectively in a team envi-
ronment. Minimum 2 yr.
college degree or equivalent
required with prior call
center sales experience
desired.
We offer a competitive
salary and benefits pack-
age including 401K. Please
respond in confidence, via
mail or fax to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Manager
GTCom
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689
EOE/MFDV


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
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bedroom opts.
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Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
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Phone Mobile

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229-8651 227-8024


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VEmergency Service Available
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Port St. Joe, FL 32456
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BEACH FOR RENT OR LEASE

STORAGE Dry storage space
Day: 227-7200 3,000 sq. ft.
Night: 647-3882 Call 229-6031
St. Joe Beach
GULF SHORE

Steve Brant's STORAGE
OD NVIN St. Joe Beach


Early Education and Care,
Inc. is seeking Caregivers
who are interested in provid-
ing quality early care and
education to infants and tod-
dlers in our Apalachicola
location. Position requires a
minimum of a CDA and one
year successful classroom
experience. Early Education
and Care, Inc. offers an
excellent benefits package.
Apply at 450 Jenks Avenue,
Panama City, FL. 32401 EOE
M/F/V/D www.eeckids.org.
1tcll/20
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: 11/23/2003
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. DENTAL
ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION
OR EXPANDED FUNCTIONS
REQUIRED.
Must apply online at people-
first.myflorida.com
ltc11/20

Immediate opening for full-
mT exxpcner.c,, -i, .reJ l '.
Qualified applicants must
have good communication
and computer skills, be orga-
nized and multi-tasked.
Send resume to First United
Methodist Church, P. 0. Box
266, Port ST. Joe, FL 32457.
2tc11/20

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
tfcl 1/6


Gulf Coast Electric
Cooperative will be accept-
ing applications for the posi-
tion of Warehouse Clerk
through November 25,2003
at the Work Force Center of
Florida, Mariner Plaza, 625
Highway 231, Panama City,
Florida
Minimum Job Specifications
for Warehouse Clerk are as
follows:. Require high school
Graduate/equivalent.
Require a minimum of one
year experience in warehous-
ing or line construction
responsibilities, require abili-
ty to be knowledgeable of an
electrical distribution system
and materials, apparatus
and equipment used in the
construction and mainte-
nance of electric distribution
lines, substations and ser-
vice to members. Require the
ability to maintain accurate
records; excellent interper-
sonal skills for working with
fellow employees; excellent
organizing and written com-
munication skills. Require
the ability to successfully,
pass gulf coast Electric
.Cooperative's employment
entrance examination and
drug screen. ltc 1/20
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 Injlction Systei
Competence
Knowledge of Hydraulics
Systems
SDiesel Mechanic
Heavy Equipment
Repair(Idlers, ~Sprockets,
.Finga Drie es ) ....C) -j
,scBrake- .
SSmal ngne 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-
countygove nment.com.
Applications ~l be accepted
until Wednesday.. November
26. 2003 at 3:t0 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


TRDS&SRIE














THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2003 PAGE 11B


198PFODBLIDCYNA CecilN.OTICaCESS. ld. Ro I18


Taking applications for
dishwasher. Apply in person
at Linda's Restaurant. 203 E
4th St. Ask for Charlie.
tfcll/6

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

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

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

Experienced concrete form-
ing/finishers needed. Call
after 4 p.m. 229-6525.
4tcl1/6

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. tfcl0/30

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

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

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

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

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

Say 7 Saw I T 7e Sot


Am interested in renting a
room in PSJ. Female, quiet,
non smoker, drinker. Call
227-7987. Itp11/20

Gas range $250, like new -
refrig $250, gas dryer $50.
Call 227-1520 leave mes-
sage. 2tp11/20

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





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70x14 2001(1n) Homestead
$26,000 3BR, 2 full baths,
washer, dryer, dishwasher,
icemaker, Ref., stove, fully
carpeted, call for appoint.
850-227-7932. 2tpl /20







For Sale by Owner 3BR/
2BA house. Owner financing
513 Nautilus Dr. Seashores
St. Joe Beach. 647-5423.
4tp11/20

Waterview lot in Howard
Creek, $35,000. Call Wade
229-9282. 2tc11/20

Downtown Reid Ave lot next
to Video merchant, $60,000,
Call Wade, 229-9282.
2tc11/20

Built in 2001 4BR/2.5BA,
garage, big back yard, beber
carpet and tile. Call 229-
7780 for more information.
8tp11/20

75x150 ft. lot in St. Joe
Beach. Set up for mobile
home or house. Water and
Septic already in. $89,900
647-8033 or 239-470-4564.
2tp11/20

204 Hwy 98 MB. Cute
update beach cottage across
from dedicated beach. 2
screen porches and elevated
sundeck, new 3 car garage
$495,000. Joan Lovelace
AMlexco 'Beach Harmon
Realty 800-239-4959 or S50-
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. 4tp11/6


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, or
(727) 394-0156. 4tp11/6

7201 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach.
Gulf front 1/2 duplex.
2BR/2BA fully furnished,
adjoined dedicated beach.
4595,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfc11/6

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

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







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







NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
LaWanda Bertschy, the holder of the
following Tax Certificate, has filed said.
certificate for a tax deed to be Issued
thereon. The certificate number and
year of Issuance, the description of the
prrdperty, and' the -names i, which it
was assessed are as follows: ,
Certificate No. 395
Year of Issuance: 2001
Application No. 2003-12
RE. 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-


THEIR 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
OF THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES TALLIE WOOD, SR.,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2003-65-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES TALE WOOD, SR., .deceased,
File 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
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
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
estate 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 qualificationsof 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. 1,, riling a petition
or other pleading requesting relief in
...::.-.i nn .Ic r e Fi ,nda Probjate
Rult,, TkirI, 3 r.lhiJTH 1, ERTE. i-tE
DiAJE OF C R\'CE -,F A CI:'' OF
THE rOTiiCE :'F THE i)EOBECTING
PERSON. OR THOSE OBJECTIONS
ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property
is required to ile a petition for deter-
mination of exempt property WITHIN,
THE TIME PROVIDED BYLAW ORTHE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED.
Date of first publication: November 3,
2003.
Attorney for Personal Representative:


Terrell C. Hadigan


Terrell C. Madlgan
Attorney for Sarah Upp Little, as
Personal Representative of the Estate
of Frances Ann MacKinnon
Florida Bar No. 380318
McFarlan & 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
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 ant) 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 November 13 & 20. 2003
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
OFPROBATE
Probate proceedings have been com-
menced for the estate of Lucla Nell
Payne Mitchell in the Gulf Count3
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
C-o ,u tr uti be filed within three
iT.:.n.rri t-.nrm ainte of the first pub-
l:Jiau,:-r, .,.r 310 d, after service of the
notice, whichever Msdter.
publish: November 13 and 20, 2003
NOTICE OF AUCTION
B&A Auto and Towing will be selling
the following vehicles) on the 21 day of
November, 2003 at 9:00 AM eastern
standard time. The sale will be held at
8082 W. HWY 98, St. Joe Beach,
Florida 32456. We reserve the right to
refuse any and all bids.
Year Make V #I'
1994 GMAC 1GKCS13WXR251179


1984 FORD 1FTDF15Y9ENAS1558
1975 DODGE B35BF5X063833
publish: November 20, 2003
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
CASE NO. 03-71PR .
IN PROBATE
IN RE: The Estate of
MARY M. PETERS
deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
THE ADMINISTRATION of the Estate of
MARY M. PETERS, deceased, File
Number 03-71PR, a testate estate pur-
suant to decedent's Will dated
December 31, 1991, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is Gulf County Courthouse, 1000 Cecil
G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and his attor-
ney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to
file WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS FROM
THE DATE OF THE FIRST SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE, any
objection by an interested person on
whom notice was served that chal-
lenges the validity of the Will, the qual-
ifications of the Personal
Representative, venue or jurisdiction of
the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
DATE of the first publication of this
Notice of Administration November 20,
2003.
/s/ THOMAS S. GIBSON
RISH, GIBSON & SCHOLZ, P.A.
206 E. 4th Street
P.O. Box 39
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
(850) 229-8211.
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE
FL BAR NO. 0350583
/s/ NATHAN PETERS, JR.
P.O. Box 901
Port St. Joe, FL 32457
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
Publish: November 20 and 27, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular monthly meeting for
November on Monday, November 24,
2003, at 5:00 p.m., E.S.T., at the Gulf
County Public Library, Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish may attend and
be heard..
publish: November 20, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-15
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Striping of Garrison Avenue
from S.R. 71 to U.S. 98
Maps and specifications may be
obtained from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148, Port St. Joe, FL
32456. Phone (850) 229-6113/Fax
(850) 229-1990.
Any questions regarding this bid
should be alrected to Rod Depru-r3ent
Superuiendent Bobb% Knee ast 1650
639.2236
Please indicatee on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM,
HER, and what the BID is for.
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December 5 2003 at 5.00 p m E T at
rhe Ofice of the CIerk cf Cocun C.U rrn.
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148. Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Bids will
be opened at this same location on
Monday, December 8, 2003 at .10:00
a.m.. E.T.
The Board reserves',the right to reject
any and all bids.
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GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
B, iS- BillI E Tralor Chatrmran
Auc-ri .s LDiOLllds I C Birariihngihm
ClerK.- 1. .. .
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Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following
goods/service:
One (1) New Motor Grader
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the Gulf County Clerk's Office at 1000


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Please indicate on the envelope that
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tion on Monday, November 24. 2003 at
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. 'Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish: November 20 and 27, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-16
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Financing-1 F350 4X4
CrewCab Truck
$32,993.00* Five (5) Annual
Payments
First Payment Due 1 Year
From Deliver Date
Please specify estimated delivery date
of funds, after notification of bid
award.
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,
December 5, 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,
December 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m.,
E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
Publish November 20 & 27, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA
The City of Wewahitchka will accept
sealed bids for one (1) Pneumatic
Piercing Tool. Bids must be sealed
and clearly marked "PNEUMATIC
PIERCING TOOL". All bids must be
received by the City Clerk prior to 4:00
PM, CT. Monday, December 8, 2003.
Specifications can be picked up at City
Hall in Wewahitchka. Bids will be
opened during the regular commission
meeting on Monday. December 8, 2003
at 6:30 PM, CT at City Hall, located at
109 S. Second Street, Wewahitchka,
FL.
The City of Wewahitchka reserves the
ngrl, reti. i-. .ir .d 'or award the bid to
tne kioWt aEra noe t bid in d-, oplidor.
of the Cmn of ,. Wr hithchka
Commission.
JerriLinton
City Clerk.
publish: Nov. 20, and Deci 4,2003


Minutes.
Gf Cuty cooBod


GULF COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
OCTOBER 7. 2003
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-ent Br!!. C u.. j-r irj.n rija W .d.
Sr.,ij, cu'r,, .tiil'..:- nfr.:-- and
Oscar Redd. The Superintendent and
Board Attorney were also present.
Chairman Quinn presided..
HEAR FROM PUBLIC: Geoffrey Helms
asked that the Superintendent invite
Board mr-mber li L..: p.-e:.riint,:.n Of
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MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


his Eagle Scout badge on November 22.
2003. A formal invitation is forthcom-
ing.
Junior Class student representatives
and Sponsor Debble Cole addressed
the Board regarding a request for the
2004 Wewahitchka High School Prom
to be held in Lynn Haven. Florida. A
formal, written request will be submit-
ted to the Board.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA: On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Gaskin.
and unanimous vote. the Board adopt-
ed the agenda amended as follows:
Added pages. 13a-13c personnel mat-
ters, added page 52a to
Superintendent's report, replaced
pages 112-121 of policy changes
approved for advertising, then pulled
pages 117-121 to be approved for
advertising.
CONSENT ITEMS: On motion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Wood, and unan-
imous vote, the Board took noted
action on the following consent Items:
Approval of Minutes: Approved min-
utes as submitted with correction to
page 6 (add Eric Keion McNalr as ESE
Aide I to paragraph 6).
Budget Matters/Payment of Bills:
Approved payment of bills as submit-
ted.
Personnel: Approved request for leave
of absence from Sherry Herring.
English teacher at Wewahitchka High
School effective September 11, 2003
through the remainder of the present
semester.
Approved Betty Bidwell to fill the tem-
porary instructional English position
created by Ms. Herring's leave of
absence.
Approved Hazel Arnold's aide position
to be changed from a seven-hour posi-
tion to an eight-hour position.
Approved a part-time behavioral spe-
cialist position for Port St. Joe
Elementary School as recommended.
Approved Terry Stryker and Matt
Bullard to split the principal designee
supplement at Wewahitchka High
School for the 2003-04 school year.
Approved Clayton Wooten as a home-
bound teacher for student # 595-94-
2983X for the 2003-04 school year as
necessary.
Approved Dustin Martina for an
instructional social studies position at
Wewahitchka High School for the
2003-04 school year contingent upon
successful completion of a pre-employ-
ment drug screen, physical, and finger-
print screening.
Approved Simona Beard and Charles
Fortner as instructors in the Gulf
County Adult School night program.
Approved Carla Dunn for the supple-
mentary pay position of Wewahitchka
Middle School softball coach for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Frances Lloyd, Wayne
Flowers, and Paul Ropells for lunch
duty supplements at Wewahitchka
Middle School for the 2003-04 school
year.
Approved Ben McCroan for the supple-
mentary pay position of M/J Boys
Track (extracurricular aide), and Keith


Chiles for the supplementary pay posi-
tion of M/J Girls Track (extracurricular
aide) at Port St. Joe Middle School dur-
ing the 2003-04 school year.
Approved Brenda Fisher as a 6-hour
per day school food service worker at
Port St. Joe Elementary School for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Barbara Layfleld for the
assistant lunchroom manager at Port
St. Joe Elementary School for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Kelly McCorvey to transfer
from a custodial position at Port St. Joe
Middle School to a custodial position at
Wewahitchka Middle School effective
date to be determined.
Acknowledged Jim Belin as an out-of-
field teacher at Port St. Joe High
School for the 2003-04 school year.
Approved Gloria Gant for the supple-
mentary pay position of Odyssey of'the
Mind coach for the 2003-04 school
year at Port St. Joe Middle School.
Approved Josephine Land's crossing
guard hours to be increased to two
hours per day as recommended.
Approved Tina Whitfield. Bonnie
Keigans. Jenny Miller, and Carly
Johnson as substitute teachers in the
Gulf County School System for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Brittany Ward as a student
worker for the 2003-04 school year at
the district office.
Student Matters: Approved Michael
Wiggins, a Calhoun County resident, to
attend school in Gulf County for the
2003-04 school year.
Approved Kiandra and Jarvious
Johnson, Bay County residents, to
attend school in Gulf County for the
2003-04 school year.
Surplus Property: Approved disposal
of surplus property from Wewahitchka
Elementary School as follows: PR#'s22-
00-6469. 22-96-435. 22-00-6456, 22-
96-431. 22-96-418, 22-95-384, 22-96-
425, 22-95-378. 22-93-330, 22-93-
346, 25-95-374. 22-95-377, 22-95-
361, 22-95-408, 22-95-388, 22-93-
344, 22-95-387, 22-87-281, 22-95-
373, 22-01-6515, 92-9301-23, 92-
9301-24, 93-9301-25. 93-9301-26.
Approved disposal of surplus property
requested by Mr. Rich PR # 92990027
as submitted.
PROGRAM MATTERS: On motion by
Mr. Redd, second by Mrs. Pierce. and
unanimous vote. the Board approved
the following program matters:
Approved agreement with PAEC for the
Even Start Family Literacy Project in
the 2003-04 school year.
Approved agreement with Bay St.
Joseph Care and Rehabilitation Center
for transportation of residents in case
of emergency.
Approved Master InService Plan 'for
Professional Development 2002-07
revisions as submitted.
CONSTRUCTION MATTERS: On
motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
awarded bids as follows for the roofing
work at. Wewahitchka-
Elementary/Middle/High Schools:
Middle/High School Bel-Mac, Inc.


$574.500.00 (membrane material)
Elementary School Kent Construction
199,697.00 (metal)
SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT: On
motion by Mrs. Gaskin, second by Mrs.
Wood, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved provision of funds to' the Gulf
County Health Department. In the
amount of $14,000 for an additional
health support technician at Port St.
Joe Elementary School for the 2003-04
school year.
On motion by Mrs. Gaskin. second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board elected Linda Wood as represen-
tative to the Gulf County Economic
Development Council. On motion by
Mrs. Pierce, second by Mrs. Wood, the
Board elected Billy C. Quinn, Jr.. as
representative to The Century Program
Conference.
On motion by Mrs. Pierce, second by
Mr. Redd, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved requests for early dis-
missals at both ends of the County for
2003 Homecoming activities, as sub-
mitted.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved a request from David
Warriner to consolidate funds of the
Tapper Family donated for motivation-
al speakers and the Tapper Foundation
donated for scholarships.
The Board reviewed Monthly Activity
Reports of School Resource Officers for
September, 2003 as submitted. No
action required.
On motion by Mr. Redd, second by Mrs.
Gaskin, and unanimous vote, the
Board approved submitted policy
changes for advertising with changes
noted in the adoption of agenda sec-
tion.
BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS: On
motion by Mrs. Wood, second by Mrs.
Pierce, and unanimous vote, the Board
approved' for members to attend the
FSBA, FADSS, FSBAA, FEN. FERMA.
SUNSPRA, FELL 58th Annual Joint
Conference December 2-5, 2003 in
Tampa, Florida.
ADJOURNMENT: On rhotion by Mr.
Redd, second by Mrs. Wood, and unan-
imous vote, the Board adjourned at
1:25 p.m.


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


SEPTEMBER 9, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
BOND ISSUE / HOWARD CREEK
FIRE DEPARTMENT TRUCK
Upon recommendation by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner McLemore
motioned to include $32,000.00
(for Howard Creek Fire
Department's new brush truck)


in the new loan consolidation
bond issue. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
It passed unanimously.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS /
FINANCING
Upon discussion by Chief
Administrator Butler,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
advertise to receive sealed bids
for financing of the new ambu-
lance for Gulf County E.M.S. (to
coincide with the delivery date).
Commissioner Fox seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously.
DRAINAGE DITCH
Shirley Rich appeared before the
Board to thank the County for
their quick response in cleaning
out the ditch at St. Joe Beach.
She reported that the driveway
damaged by erosion from the'
ditch has been repaired. She
requested that the Board consid-
er having a package deal for
underground piping for these
homeowners. Ms. Rich also dis-
cussed placing donuts or pellets
in the ditches to kill mosquitos.
Solid Waste Director Danford
reported that the County has the
pellets, and residents can call his
office to request them. After fur-
ther discussion, Ms. Rich again
thanked the Board for their quick
response to these problems.
Commissioner Fox reported that
Public Works Director Shearer
has been working seven days a
week to complete these projects.
There being no further business,
and upon motion by
Commissioner Fox, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the meeting did
then adjourn at 7:09 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 10, 2003
EMERGENCY MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, and
Commissioners Billy E. Traylot
and Nathan Peters, Jr. Chairman Carl W. Fox and
Commissioner Carmen L.
McLemore were absent.>
Others present were: County


Attorney Timothy McFariand,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance.
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistant
Lynn Stephens, Building Official
Michael L. Hammond, Planner
David Richardson, T.D.C.
Director Paula Pickett, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 12:05 p.m.,
E.D.T.
2003 BOND ISSUE
County Attorney McFarland dis-
cussed Resolution No. 2003-31
that was adopted at the regular
meeting on September 9th, and
the bond amount ($1.8 million)
agreed upon by the Board.
Building Official Hammond
reported that fire truck loans
were not to be included in the
loan consolidation, and there are
no funds included for Public
Works to purchase new equip-
ment ($174,000.00). He recom-
mended that the Board increase
the bond limit to $2 million. Upon
inquiry, Chief Administrator
Butler discussed Bid #0203-25
(courthouse roof project). After
discussion, Commissioner Peters
motioned to increase the bond
limit to $2 million. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion, and
it passed unanimously (3-0).
COURTHOUSE ROOF
Chief Administrator Butler dis-
cussed the quotes for the court-
house roof project (Bid #0203-
25), and stated that his office has
received amended quotes (from
the two companies that submit-
ted bids) which include the roof,
catwalk, and lower roof (to be
same as 2nd floor). He recom-
mended that the Board reject
these bids and re-advertise using
County specifications, instead of
design-build. After discussion
regarding roof and wall leaks,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
reject the bids (#0203-25) for the
courthouse roof project.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0). Upon discussion by
County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
rescind the award of Bid #0203-
25 (to Garrison Design &
Construction, Inc.), in the
amount of $285,911.00, for the


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project.
Commissioner Traylor seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously (3-0). Upon discussion by
County Attorney McFarland,
Commissioner Peters motioned to
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seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).
meeting at 12:21 p.m., E.D.T.>
There being no further business,
the meeting did then adjourn at
12:21 p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES CHAIRMAN
ATIEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
FINAL BUDGET PUBLIC HEAR-
ING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special budget session with the
following members present:
Chairman Jerry W. Barnes, Vice
Chairman Carl W. Fox and
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
McLemore and Billy E. Traylor
were absent>.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Towan Kopinsky,
Deputy Clerk/Budget & Finance
Director Becky Norris, Chief
Administrator Don Butler,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Building Inspector Brad
Bailey, Planner David
Richardson, Public Works
Director Gerald Shearer, and
Sheriffs Office Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:01 p.m.,
E.D.T.
2003-2004 TENTATIVE BUDGET
AMENDMENT RESOLUTION
Upon discussion by Clerk
Birmingham, Commissioner
Peters motioned to adopt the fol-
lowing resolution to increase
Cash Carried'Forward for the
Road Department. Commissioner
Fox seconded the motion, and it
passed unanimously (3-0).
RESOLUTION NO. 2003-32


WHERE.AS the Cull'f Coonr)
Board of County Commissioners
of Gulf County, Florida, antici-
pates carrying forward additional
cash for the 2003-2004 fiscal
year that was not included in the
tentative budget; and
WHEREAS, said cash carry for-
ward is needed to help pay cer-
tain expenditures to be incurred
in the 2003-2004 fiscal year;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED as follows:
1. That the 2003-2004 tentative
budget be increased as follows:
COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE FUND
REVENUES:
Balance Brought Forward/Cash:
10198-99000 Balance Brought
Forward:Cash $56,000.00
EXPENDITURES:
County Road & Bridge:
41041-64000 Equipment
$56,000.00
THIS.RESOLUTION ADOPTED by
the Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners this the 15th day
of September, 2003.
(End)
FINAL PUBLIC HEARING / 2003-
2004 TENTATIVE BUDGET
Clerk Birmingham reported that
the tentative County-Wide mill-
age is currently set at 6.2646
(4.7517-General Fund/1.5129-
Fine & Forfeiture Fund), and
each dependent fire district is at
.5000, which is a 13.57%
increase over the 2002-2003
Aggregate Rolled-Back Rate of
5.8825. He stated that some of
the reasons for the proposed
increase in the budget include:
Less cash to be brought forward
than last year, increase in Health
Department Aid, increase in
Local Library, increase in County
Development, increase in Long-
Term Debt/Liability cost,
Personnel Costs (additional
employees and benefits, 30%
raises), increase in Retirement
contributions, :overall increases
in departmental budgets, and
increases in.Insurance (Health,
Liability, Workmen's
Compensation, Fleet Coverage).
PUBLIC COMMENT
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Barnes, there was no public com-
ment.
CAPITAL OUTLAY
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (3-0) vote,


u-ie Boa:rd .amended Lhi budget
by transferring the current debt
of $441,405.00 from the General
Fund to the Capital Outlay Fund
(based on the Board's decision to
consolidate their debt).
2003-2004 COUNTY-WIDE MILL-
AGE RATE / RESOLUTION
Clerk Birmingham reported that,
based on no changes being made
today, the tentative County-Wide
village rate is 6.2646 (4.7517-
General Fund/1.5129-Fine &
Forfeiture Fund).
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by, Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (3-0) vote,
the Board adopted the following
resolution approving the County-
wide village rate.
RESOLUTION ADOPTING MILL-
AGE LEVY
NO. 2003-33
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners of Gulf County,
Florida, on this date, Intends to
adopt a Resolution setting forth
the budget for the fiscal year
2003-2004; and
WHEREAS, for proper funding of
said budget, it is necessary to
levy an ad valorem tax upon the
taxable property within the
County;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:
1. That the Board of County
Commisistoners of Gulf County,
Florida, doe" hereby adopt a mill-
age rate of 6.2646 mills to be
levied County-Wide upon the tax-
able property within Gulf County,
Florida, to be levied against the
2003 property rolls.
2. That the Current Year
Aggregate Millage Rate of 6.6809
millsis a 13.57 percent increase
over the Current Year Aggregate
Rolled-Back Rate of 5.8825.
3. That copies of this Resolution
be spread upon the public
records of Gulf County, Florida.
THIS RESOLUTION ADOPTED
this the 15th day of September,
2003 by 3 Commissioners voting
"yes" and 0 Commissioners vot-
ing "no".
(End)
2003-2004 COUNTY-WIDE BUD-
GET / RESOLUTION
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Fox, and unanimous (3-0) vote,
the Board adopted the following
resolution approving the County-
wide budget.
TO BE CONTINUED


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